El Dorado News

Friday
November 17, 2017
El Dorado News Times

NATALIE M. PARHAM

This article was published November 7, 2017 at 5:00 a.m.

Natalie Marie Daniels Crittenden Parham, 86, of El Dorado, passed away at Hudson Nursing Home on Saturday Nov. 4, 2017.

Natalie was born Aug. 1, 1931 in Union County, to Louie G. Daniels and Ruby Marie Hill Daniels. She was a member of Dumas Memorial Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; her husband, Wiley Parham; brother, Harold E. Daniels; grandson, Brian Scott Crittenden; and her first husband, M. C. Crittenden.

In her early years Natalie worked in the Arkansas State Revenue office in El Dorado. After moving to Texarkana, Arkansas she worked as a bookkeeper and office manager for Sears for 30 years until her retirement.

Survivors include her son, Brian Keith Crittenden (Kelly) of El Dorado; stepchildren, Debra Parham Bates (Guy) of El Dorado, Marsha Parham of Shreveport, Louisiana, and Wiley Parham Jr. (Nish) of Frisco, Texas; grandchildren, Lindsey Tompkins (Kevin) of El Dorado, and Ross Crittenden of El Dorado; granddaughter-in-law, Richelle Crittenden; step- grandchildren, Mathew Bates (Keri) of Stephens, Alicia Parham and Colton Parham of Frisco; great-grandchildren, Jannen Crittenden of Springhill, Louisiana, Alexa Tompkins of El Dorado, Caleb Crittenden of Conway, Payten Tompkins of El Dorado, and Phoenix Crittenden of West Monroe, Louisiana; one great-great-grandson, Roman Scott Vaughn; sisters, Anna Ray Morgan and Yvonne Eudy Langley of El Dorado; brother, Charley Daniels of Bryant; and her special friend, Charles Tabor of Summerfield, Louisiana.

Natalie was always the life of the party. She had a very outgoing personality and one of her many talents was planning and entertaining her family and co-workers. She was a beautiful person and remained beautiful through a very lengthy illness. She will be missed by those who loved and enjoyed her through the years. Natalie was very active with her church family at Dumas Memorial Methodist Church. She loved taking her grandchildren to church with her. She also loved to sing during the special singing services. During her illness Natalie was supported by her church family and family members.

Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. today, at Young’s Funeral Directors. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at Bethel Chapel Assembly of God Church under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.

An online guest registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

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