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James Jim Frank Parris, 74
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ames “Jim” Frank Parris, 74, of Ringgold, Ga., passed away Monday, June 25, at his residence.

A lifelong resident of Ringgold, he attended Ringgold First Baptist Church, was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and was a former employee of Salem Equipment where he worked for 30 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Ruby Lee Waters Parris; and brother, R.C. Parris. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mary Elizabeth Wormsley Parris of Ringgold, GA.; son and daughter-in-law, Joshua and Linda Parris of Rock Island, TN.; grandson, Carl Parris; sister-in-law, Betty Harris; brother-in-law, Wayne Wormsley; two nephews, Stephen Wormsley and Robert (Hannah) Wormsley.  Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Ringgold with Pastor Ted Phillips officiating. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The family would like to thank Hospice of Chattanooga and friends Jeanette and Faye for all the care given to James and the family during his illness. Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel Ringgold, Georgia. An online register book may be signed at

Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 27, 2018