Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Bobby Blue Parnell

Bobby Blue Parnell, 86, of Albemarle, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Woodhaven Court. A funeral service for Mr. Parnell will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in the Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care Chapel in Albemarle officiated by Pastor David Troutman and Pastor Tony Sedberry. Visitation will be held from 9-10:30AM prior to the service. Burial will follow at Wadeville Baptist Church Cemetery.

Bobby was born February 28, 1934 in Montgomery County to the late Adam Lincoln Parnell and Kate Elizabeth Blue Parnell. He was a member at Anderson Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Parnell loved gardening, working with tools, carrying the mail, and he was always on the go.

Mr. Parnell is survived by his wife of 34 years Judy Efird Parnell; daughter: Ellen Parnell Peterson (Bill) of Candor; step-sons: Kevin Efird of New London and David Efird (Renea) of Oakboro; step-daughter Sharon Efird Morrison of Norwood; Brother Joe Parnell of Thomasville; sister Phylis Parnell of Wadeville; also survived by a number of step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son Robert Adam Parnell; brothers: A.L. Parnell, JT Parnell, Phillip Parnell, and Leroy Parnell; sisters: Helen Hutchinson, and Ann Elkins.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Woodhaven Court and Community Home Care and Hospice for their care and compassion toward Bobby.

Memorial Contributions can be made to Anderson Grove Baptist Church at 2225 E. Main St. Albemarle, NC 28001 or to the Alzheimer’s Association at act.alz.org/donate or to Community Home Care and Hospice at 1024 Albemarle Rd. #904 Troy, NC 17371.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care is serving the Parnell family.


  • Mark & Janet Posted July 27, 2020 12:37 pm


  • Everett and Rachel Hudson Posted July 27, 2020 1:11 pm

    Bobby was our neighbor and we also attended Anderson Grove Baptist Church together. Bobby was always such a nice, kind gentleman. We loved Bobby Parnell!

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