Mary Claire Parham of Covington, age 16 months, went to Heaven on Feb 16, 2018, and is now being rocked in the arms of her Mamaw. Affectionately known as “Prize Number-Nine Grandbaby”, Mary Claire was full of love and wonder. Her playful spirit was abundant, and she loved to run, and dance and sing. Always quick to show affection, Mary Claire loved to give hugs and kisses. She adored kittens, puppies, and horses, and she loved candy – especially M & M’s.
Survivors include her parents, Brad and Anna Parham; sisters, Aubrey Parham, Phoebe Parham; maternal grandparents, Bruce and Jean Mundy, all of Covington; paternal grandparents, Mary Ellen Parham of Hartwell, David Parham of Royston; maternal great-grandmother, Jean Carol Mundy, paternal grandmother, Annie Ruth Parham; aunts and uncles, Brook and Todd Peppers, Lisa and Ross Mundy, Adrienne and Michael Parham; and cousins, Holly and Levi Fangmann, Susanna Mundy Peppers, Evan Peppers, Ella Mundy, Jake Mundy, Sara Mundy, Hannah Parham, Abbi Parham, Jacob Parham.
A Memorial Service for Mary Claire was held Tuesday, February 20, 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 1139 Usher Street, NE, in Covington, with Pastor Tony Samples and Pastor Tim Barnes officiating. Those wishing to do so, may make memorial donations to The Mary Claire Scholarship Fund at Covington First Baptist Academy, 1139 Usher Street, NE, Covington.