GAFFNEY, S.C. - Betty Deitz Parris, 82, of Cliffside Highway, Gaffney, South Carolina, died on Wednesday, August 05, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. A native of Jackson County, North Carolina, she was born on October 03, 1932, a daughter of the late Earl Deitz and Edna Hall Deitz. She retired in 1985 as a Preschool Teacher at Fairfax Baptist Church Preschool. She was a member of State Line Baptist Church where she was in the Happy Hearts Sunday School Class, the Christmon Club, and the Keenagers. Mrs. Parris was a military wife who faithfully traveled the country with her husband during his time of service.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Owen Parris, her daughter, Teresa Jean Parris Morehead, her brother, Harold Deitz and her sister, Frances Parker. She is survived by her son, Doug Parris and wife Susan of Dublin, Ohio; one son-in-law, Dan Morehead; special niece, Debbie Reynolds; her grandchildren, Matthew Parris, Katherine Parris, Megan Parris and Brian Morehead; her caregivers, Stacey Cody and Alla Jasivkovich.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm on Saturday, August 08, 2015 at State Line Baptist Church with the Rev. Kris Showen and Rev. Ray Hefner officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1:00pm-2:30pm in the sanctuary.
Memorial donations may be made to State Line Baptist Church, 1328 State Line Road, Gaffney, SC 29341.
McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the Parris family.