Rev. Charles Parton

Published 6:04 pm Thursday, March 17, 2011

Rev. Charles Parton, 81, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2011.
Charles was a native of Polk County, and had resided in Buncombe County since 1970. He and his wife Rosa were longtime members of Trinity Baptist Church. Charles was a retired minister and textile worker. He and Rosa were blessed with seven children, 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Rosa Pritchard Parton; sons: Roy (Lou) Parton of Landrum, Calvin (Wendy) Parton of Candler, N.C., Larry Parton of Sylva, N.C., and Phillip (Tami) Parton of Asheville; daughters: Annette England (Butch) of Forest City, N.C.; Sheila Ehlen (Joe) of Arden, N.C., and Regina Brown (Terry) of Leicester, N.C.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 18 at Trinity Baptist Church, with Rev. Dr. Ralph Sexton, Jr., Rev. Allen Rash and Rev. Jerry Young officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Bob Doom, and Rev. Ray Brown officiating.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 2 p.m. Friday at the church.
To sign Rev. Parton’s guest book on line, please go to “Memorials” at

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