Obituaries — Page County

Bruce N. Parks

The Rev. Bruce Neil Parks, 70, of Ludowici, Ga., died on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.

He was born on Nov. 30, 1946, in Luray and was a son the late George Freeman Parks and Anna Goch-enour Parks.

Mr. Parks was a member of Parkway Church of God and was a resident of Ludowici for more than 20 years and a former longtime resident of Florida. He was ordained as a minister in the Church of God and had served congregations at the Piney Grove and Hickory Street Churches of God.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 50 years, Frances Calhoun Parks, are seven children, Cynthia Ray of Glennville, Ga., Timothy Parks of Jacksonville, Fla., Melissia Silinsky of Ludowici, Ga., Joseph Parks of St. Augustine, Fla., Travis Parks of Remington, Kenneth Parks of Jacksonville, Ga., and Krystal Parks of Ludowici, Ga.; two brothers, Thomas Parks of Greenville, and Jackie Parks of Ruckersville; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Jean Meadows; and a grandson.

A funeral service was conducted on Sunday, Jan. 8, at Howard and Jones Funeral Home in Jesup by the Rev. Jimmy Lord, the Rev. Bill Harper and the Rev. David Hubbs. Burial was in the Piney Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund at

Condolences can be made online at

Doris Mayne 

Doris Mayne, 66, of Shenandoah, died on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

Burial will be in Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock; date and time announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sunset Memorial Gardens, P.O. Box 747, Woodstock, Va. 22664.

John N. Dovel

John N. Dovel, 78, of Luray, died after a lengthy illness from leukemia and complications of diabetes.

He was born in Harrisonburg and was the son of the late John Jefferson Dovel and Evelyn Liskey Dovel.

He was preceded in death by a beloved son, Mark, and is survived by his wife, Judith.

Mr. Dovel worked as a customer service representative for United Airlines for more than 32 years and was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

He would like to be remembered as a die-hard Washington Redskins fan and cat lover.

Arrangements are being handled by the Bradley Funeral Home and the service is private. (Paid Obituary)

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