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Sham Parish

Born: 8/17/1915

Died: 5/10/1998

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Sham Parish, age 82, a lifelong resident of Antlers, Oklahoma passed away on May 10, 1998. He was born on August 17, 1915 in Darwin.

He was a retired sawmill worker and a member of the Methodist Church. He enjoyed auctions and playing dominoes.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elias and Melissa Parish; his wife, Anna Mae Parish; one son, Mark Dewayne Parish, and two brothers, Noah and Elijah Parish.

Survivors include two sons, Sham Parish, Jr. of Hollywood, Florida and Larry Parish of Muskogee; five daughters, Sina Hopper of Harrah, Oklahoma, Mary Butler of Antlers, Fay Cleveland of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lucille Loman of Midwest City, Oklahoma and Francine Thornton of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one step-daughter, Ruth Gibson of Oklahoma City; one brother, Sampson Parish of Darwin; one sister Elizabeth McKenzie of McAlester; one niece, Eva Parish of Corona, California; 20 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.