Raymond Earl Parnell, 47, of Salem, died Aug. 12, 2003, at his home. Born March 16, 1956, in England, Ark. He was the son of Robert Daniel Parnell and Edith Josephine Holt Parnell.
He married Mary White Aug. 27, 1987, at Lonoke, Ark. He was a farmer but had been disabled for many years. He was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church at Union.
Survivors include his wife, Mary of the family home; two step-children -- Shannon Plaster and husband, Lee, and Crystal Fields and husband, Trinity, all of Jacksonville; three brothers -- Ralph Parnell of England, Larry Parnell of Salem, and Roy Talley of England; one sister, Joann Dennis of Coy; six step-grandchildren -- Kevin, Deanna and Kristy Standridge, Samantha Plaster and Katy and Rachel Hall.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother.
A graveside service was Aug. 15 at Union Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem.