April 25, 2014

Reva Thompson Parham

Reva Thompson Parham, 94, of Red Bank, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014, after a long battle with cancer.

Reva was born in Decatur, Tenn., and was a 1939 graduate of Central High School. She has been a salesperson for Miller Brothers Department Store, a bookkeeper for McWhorter Drugs and Arps Pharmacy, and was a cosmetician at Eckerd Drugs. Reva was a longtime member of Red Bank Baptist Church. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, T. Broughton Parham; parents, Bertha and Sam Thompson; sister, Ruby Lee Rogers; and brother, Raymond W. Thompson.

Reva is survived by her daughters, Lynda (Gary) Stewart and Ann (Chip) Kell; grandchildren, Dustin Broughton (Jenifer) Kell, Abby (Lyle) Schlueter and Annie Kell and her fiancé Levi Worley; great-grandchildren, Katheryn, Caden and Kendyl Kell; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. and Monday from 3 to 4 p.m. at the North Chapel.

Services for Reva will be Monday at 4 p.m. at the funeral home chapel with Dr. Sam Greer, the Rev. Stephen Streett and the Rev. Bert Jones officiating.

Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

The family has asked that memorial contributions be made in Reva’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 7625 Hamilton Park Drive, Suite 8, Chattanooga, TN 37421; American Cancer Society, 6221 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421; Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416; Red Bank Baptist Church Mission Fund, 4000 Dayton Blvd., Red Bank, TN 37415; or Varnell United Methodist Church Mission Fund, P.O. Box 307, Varnell, GA 30756.

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Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.

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