ALBANY -- Mrs. Kathy Lynne Dykes Parrish, 61, of Albany died Thursday, January 3, 2013 at her residence.

Her memorial service will be held Saturday 2:30 PM at Dawson Rd. Church of Christ. Jerry Whitmire will be officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM at Dawson Rd. Church of Christ.

A lifelong native of Albany, Mrs. Parrish was a retired School Teacher from the Dougherty County School System. She also taught the Blind and Visually impaired. Mrs. Parrish received her education from Freed Hardman College transferred to David Lipscomb then to Albany State. She received her final degree from Florida State University. Mrs. Parrish was a member of Dawson Rd. Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband James (Ed) Parrish of Albany; a daughter Carisa Perry-Parrish and her husband Josh of Baltimore, MD; a son Jimi Parrish and his wife Vanna of Minneapolis, MN; two sisters Lou Ellen Dykes of Texas; Tammie Copeland of Albany; three grandchildren Anne Bazlyn Perry-Parrish, Theresa Parrish and Thaddeus Parrish.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Breast Cancer Awareness or The Federation of the Blind.

You may sign our online guestbook and share your own special thoughts with the family of Mrs. Parrish by visiting Kimbrell-Stern's website at

Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors

Albany 229/883-4152