Colleen McCrea Parr CORNELIA, Georgia Obituary

Colleen McCrea Parr

Colleen McCrea Parr, age 99 of Demorest, passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021. Born on July 16, 1921, in Atlanta; she was the daughter of the late Woodbury Warnell and Colleen Coe McCrea. Colleen grew up in the East Lake community of Atlanta. She attended Girls High and met some girls that would become lifelong friends. They formed a club called “J.U.G.” (Just Us Girls) club. They met monthly until recent years. Colleen was the last surviving member. Colleen met her husband at a “U.S.O.” dance. After WWII they married and raised 4 children and settled in East Lake where she grew up. Her children attended the same elementary school that she did. Mrs. Parr lived in Habersham County for over 40 years, prior to living in Decatur. She was days away from celebrating her 100th birthday. She was a homemaker and was a member of Grace Calvary Episcopal Church. Mrs. Parr enjoyed gardening, traveling, playing bingo, visiting with friends and watching the Atlanta Braves on television. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, of over 50 years, Leon F. Parr, Sr., and a daughter Margaret Parr Ballard of Cornelia. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, JoAnne and David Rollins of Marietta; sons and daughters-in-law, Leon and Janet Parr of Cornelia, Woody Parr and Pat Justus of Tallulah Falls. She had 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral services are 4 pm Sunday, July 11, 2021 in the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart with Pastor Mike Franklin and Rev. Daryl Sosebee officiating. Interment will be in Grace Calvary Episcopal Church Cemetery in Clarkesville. The family will receive friends from 1 pm until the service hour at the funeral home. Those in attendance are asked to please adhere to the public health and social distancing guidelines regarding COVID-19. An online guest register is available and may be viewed at www.mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com. MCGAHEE-GRIFFIN & STEWART FUNERAL HOME OF CORNELIA, GEORGIA (706/778-8668) IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
July 16, 1921 - July 8, 202107/16/192107/08/2021
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Obituary for Colleen McCrea Parr in CORNELIA, Georgia

Colleen McCrea Parr, age 99 of Demorest, passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021. Born on July 16, 1921, in Atlanta; she was the daughter of the late Woodbury Warnell and Colleen Coe McCrea. Colleen grew up in the East Lake community of Atlanta. She attended Girls High and met some girls that would become lifelong friends. They formed a club called “J.U.G.” (Just Us Girls) club. They met monthly until recent years. Colleen was the last surviving member. Colleen met her husband at a “U.S.O....

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Jul
11
Visitation
Sunday, July 11 2021
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
175 Vfw Post Road
CORNELIA, GA 30531
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Jul
11
Service
Sunday, July 11 2021
04:00 PM
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Chapel
175 VFW Post Rd
CORNELIA, GA 30531
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