- [S80] Rawlings Funeral Home, (http://www.rawlingsfuneralhome.com/), 28 Feb 2009.
Claude Ray Parton age 82 of Sevierville, TN. passed away on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at St. Mary’s Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Jefferson City, TN.
Ray was born and lived in Sevier County all his life. His ancestors were the settlers of the Greenbriar Community in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mamie Barnes Parton; parents, Walter and Bessie Rayfield Parton; brothers, Oscar Parton; Rev. Orville Parton; Earl Parton; Robert Lee Parton and Winfred Parton; sisters, Christine Parton Rickman; Hazel Parton Whaley and Margie Parton;
Survivors include his children, Gladys Rauhuff and husband, Bob; Carolyn Martin and husband, Lloyd; Shirley Lenz and husband, Butch; Tina Catlett and Peggy Patton; Claude Jr. Parton and wife, Gaynell; Gerald Parton and Billy Ray Parton; Fourteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren;
Sisters, Irmatrude Barnes and Oradale Gray; brothers, Leonard Parton and wife, Doris; Fred Parton and wife, Pat; sister-in-law, Eula Allen; special friend, Helen Clinton; Many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2009 at Partons Cemetery located on Middle Creek Road in Sevierville.