Retired elder Rev. Alton Parris died on August 3, 2021. He is the father of retired elder Rev. Mark Parris who is serving as pastor of Leighton UMC (Northwest District).
The arrangements are as follows:
Rev. Parris was ordained an elder in 1950. He pastored churches in North Alabama for 44½ years including Wadley West Side, Hokes Bluff, Haleyville First, Lake Highlands, Gadsden East, Tuscumbia First, and Guntersville First UMCs. He also served as Roanoke District Superintendent. Additionally, he served as the Alabama State Chaplain of the Order of St. Luke the Physician, President of the Brasher Springs Camp Meeting, and on the SIFAT (Servants in Faith and Technology) Board of Directors. He retired in 1991.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the “Faith Promise Missions Fund” (to support local, national, and international missions) at Tuscumbia First United Methodist Church, 104 E. 3rd St., Tuscumbia, AL 35674.
Please remember Mark and family in your prayers.