Diane “Hannah” Gibson Parham, 73, passed away Sat., August 17, 2019 at her home. She was born in Crossville, TN to her parents, Otis Gibson and Ruby Mae Rector Gibson.
She is survived by husband of 56 years, James Terry “Stick” Parham of Bradyville; children, Teresa Ann Parham Jackson and her husband, Randy of Columbia, Terry Wade Parham and his wife, Sharon of Morrison; grandchildren, Tera (Shannon) Mohler, Amber (Josh) Phillips and Cole Jackson; great grandchildren, Jessie Mohler, Paige Mohler and Lukas Phillips; siblings, Joyce (Ernie) Smith of Estill Springs, Anna (Steve) Bollinger of Crossville and Bronda (Mark) Woody of Crossville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Thomas Gibson, Hot Shot Gibson and Wilma McElhaney.
Diane and James grew up as childhood friends even before first grade and never went a day without each other. A love like this is what we all strive for, in May they celebrated 56 years of marriage. Hannah, as she was affectionately called first by her grandchildren who couldn’t say Nana, enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing, camping, gardening and even mowing. She loved her family but watch out when her and her sisters got together. She had a special bond with her church family at Crossroads Church of Christ and was a homemaker. Hannah and Stick were owners of the Midway Market from 1986 – 1996 and they both were very fond of their community in which they worked and lived.
Funeral Services will be 11 am Wednesday, August 21, 2019 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Sidney Parham, Terry Milburn, Mark Woody, Murray Johnston and Steve Millburn officiating. Interment will follow in Ivy Bluff Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Wade and Sharon Parham, Cole Jackson, Randy Jackson, Donny Parham, Jason Bush.
Visitation with the family will be from 4:30 pm until 8 pm Tuesday, August 20, 2019.
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