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Walter Kelly Parris

d. February 14, 2014

Walter Kelly Parris lovingly known as Kelly, age 83 of McCaysville, Georgia passed away Friday, February 14th, 2014. Kelly was a native of Guntersville, Alabama, moved to DeFuniak Springs, Florida in 1947 as a senior football star where he met Annyce Caswell who became his sweetheart and future wife. They graduated in 1948 and moved on to different colleges. His mother called and said they were to draft him the next day. He wanted to join the Navy. He was sent to Japan for four years and also played football for the Navy. After serving four years he returned home and finished college, earning his Masters, and became a C.P.A. Mr. Parris then became Director of Fiscal Services for the University of North Carolina Memorial Hospital at Chapel Hill until his retirement.. After retirement he and Annyce spent 22 years touring the U.S.A. from shore to shore.

He is survived by his wife of twenty six years Annyce Caswell Parris. His son and daughter-in-law Kenneth & Laura Parris, of Slidell, Lousiana; daughters Karen Parris of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Andrea Sorrell of Columbia, South Carolina; son Brad Parris of Garner North Carolina; 2 grandsons, 5 granddaughters and nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside services will be held Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the Parris Family Plot in Magnolia Cemetery in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. In leiu of flowers memorials may be made in Kelly Parris' memory to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illiois 60601

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