Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

October 23, 2012

Evelyn Louise Parsons Holbrook


The Morehead News

04-19-12 — Mrs. Evelyn Louise Parsons Holbrook, 69, of Olive Hill, went home to be with her Lord Friday evening, October 19, 2012, in St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead.

She was born December 28, 1942, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Burley Minor and Ruby King Parsons.

Evelyn was a member of the Globe Christian Holiness Church since 1963 and attended the Olive Hill Wesleyan Church, always supporting Clyde in his ministry. She retired from the Carter County School System with 21 years of service. Evelyn loved living each and every day to the fullest and spending time with her family, especially her loving son and sister.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Burley Minor Parsons, Jr., Harold Glendle Parsons, and Clarence Parsons; and one sister, Virginia Bond.

Evelyn is survived by her husband of 49 years, 8 months, 17 days, Clyde W. Holbrook; one son, Clyde David Holbrook of Olive Hill; and two sisters and a brother in-law, Wilma and Wade Thornsberry of Ashland, and Vivian Mullins of Little Rock, Ark. She also leaves many other family members, church family, and friends who will sadly mourn her passing.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with her husband, Brother Clyde Holbrook, and Brother Allen Wells officiating. Burial was in the Olive Hill Memorial Park in Olive Hill.

Friends visited from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, October 22, 2012, and until the service hour at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US 60, Olive Hill.

Family and friends served as pallbearers. Chase Tyler Thornsberry and the staff of Globe Funeral Chapel were honorary pallbearers.

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