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Joan Messer Parris

June 12, 1953 — September 7, 2019

Joan Carol “Annie” Messer Parris


Cross Hill


Joan Carol “Annie” Messer Parris, age 66, of 185 North Main Street, and wife of Floyd Steven “Steve” Parris, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Self Regional Medical Center in Greenwood.


Born in Logan, West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late James Hershel and Geneva Brooks Messer.  Joan was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.  She was formerly a member of the Loyal Order of Moose.


Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons, J.J. Cochrane, William Cochrane, and Jerry Graybeal; three sisters, Phyllis Wray, Glenna Corry, and Patty Sheppard; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.


In addition to her parents, Joan was predeceased by a son, Rudy Cochrane; seven brothers and one sister.


Graveside services will be held in West Virginia at a later date.


Memorials may be made to the Laurens County Humane Society, PO Box 1600, Clinton, SC  29325.


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