09/04/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Zatha Franks Parker Barnes
Zatha Ann Franks Parker Barnes
Newport News High School
Newport News High School Class of 1962
Friends and Schoolmates,
I was very saddened this Wednesday morning to read of the death of Zatha Franks Parker Barnes, Class of 1962, sister of Ted Franks of VA, who passed away in Newport News on Monday, September 02, 2013 at the age of 69.
From the Daily Press - 09/04/13:
Zatha Franks Parker Barnes
NEWPORT NEWS - YaiYai, 69, went to be with the Lord Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. She was a native of Newport News. She was a member of Warwick River Mennonite Church. She was a prayer warrior that never knew a stranger. She was very proud of her daughters and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of over 24 years, Jerry Parker; and her father, Theodore Franks, Jr.
Survivors include husband, Doug Barnes of Newport News; daughters, Sarah Wilde and husband, Ted of Newport News, Abigail Stiles and husband, John of Louisa; step-sons, David Barnes and wife, Melissa of Newport News, Andrew Barnes and wife, Tammy of Syracuse, New York; mother, Irene Franks of Smithfield; brother, Theodore Franks III and wife, Judi of Smithfield; grandchildren, Abigail, Ryan, Zachary, Jake, Christian, Logan, and Cullen.
Donations may be made to
Warwick River Christian School, 252 Lucas Creed Road, 23602. Peninsula
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post
condolences on our online guestbook at
Our deepest sympathies are extended to Zatha's family, friends, and classmates at this time.
This information is also recorded here:
From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 09/04/13, 10:01 AM - " Zatha Ann Franks Parker Barnes":
|Good Morning, Carol:
... In the Daily Press today is the obituary for Zatha Ann Franks Parker Barnes. She passed away on September 2 and the visitation will be tonight, Wed., Sept. 4th, at Peninsula Funeral Home. The time is 06:00 p.m. until 08:00 p.m. ......The funeral will be tomorrow, Sept. 5th at 02:00 p.m. at Warwick River Mennonite Church with the burial being after the service, across the road (Lucas Creek) in the Mennonite Cemetery......I remember Zatha being a Methodist in high school. Chestnut Avenue Methodist, as I recall. The last time I saw Zatha was at a funeral home visitation. She was a kind and sweet person.....due to being diabetic, she was nearly blind, sad to say. She was in the class of 1962. Unfortunately, she was not at her 50 year reunion last year......I did a memorabilia display for that reunion. I will be doing one for the class of 1963 this year at the same location. I truly love to see all the people that I would probably never see again and those whom I vividly remember in high school.
Thank you so much, Fred. Zatha's obituary was the first thing I saw this morning when I went online. I am still shocked.
From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 09/05/13, 4:12 PM - " Zatha Ann Franks Parker Barnes":
I went to Zatha's funeral
today and there was a nice crowd there, at Warwick River Mennonite
Church. She was buried in the church cemetery across the road.....It was
a nice tribute to a special person. Most people today call her Ann, her
middle name.....I always knew her as Zatha, however.
Thank you again, Fred. I'll always remember her as Zatha, too.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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