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Mrs. Kay Arnett Parvin, 64, born Sept. 1, 1947 in Memphis, Tenn., died Saturday, June 23, 2012 at her home in Starkville.
Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at the First Baptist Church Chapel in Starkville. Rev. Stacy Parvin Fuller and Rev. Clifton Curtis will officiate.
Visitation will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 25, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Starkville 10-11 a.m. prior to the memorial service on Tuesday.
Kayâ€™s children and grandchildren were the loves of life. She was a generous, loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, neighbor and friend. Some of Kay's greatest gifts and strengths were delighting in children, loving people and animals, reaching out to people in need of Alcoholics Anonymous services and loving the Lord. She was a wonderful encourager of children and found joy in helping others, gardening, working in her yard and sharing her plants. It was so much more important for her to give, than to receive.
Kay graduated in 1965 from Lee High School in Columbus and attended MSCW where she was a member of the Silhouette social club. After marrying and moving to Starkville, Kay was a longtime member of Starkvilleâ€™s First Baptist Church and the Julia Denson Sunday School Class. In 2010, Kay retired from the Center for Breast Health and Imaging and Oktibbeha County Hospital where she had also worked in data processing. While her children were young, Kay operated a day care center in her home for 15 years.
Kay is survived by her three children, Will Arnett (Stephanie), Brian Arnett (friend Tracy) and Carrie Couvillion (Joe), all of Starkville. She was the dearly loved â€śGigiâ€ť to grandchildren Camille Arnett, Josh Arnett, Xan Atkins-Arnett, Owen Couvillion and Kate Couvillion all of Starkville. Kay is survived by husband, David Parvin; sister, Jamie Inmon (Jerry) of Starkville; nieces, Jenn, Julie and their families; plus the father of her children and life-long friend, Kirk Arnett (Max).
She leaves her mother in law, Bernice Parvin, along with her brothers-in-law, Steve Parvin (Martha Ruth) and Gary Parvin (Pat).
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dot and Bill Carr of Columbus; brother, Greg Carr of Memphis, Tenn.; and niece, Courtney Inmon.
The family request memorial donations to Pink Heels (Oktibbeha County), 5110 N. 44th St., L-240, Phoenix, AZ 85018 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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