Barbara A. (Ellis) Parks, age 71 of Eminence, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2023.  Daughter of the late Herbert and Louise (Palmer) Ellis, she was a caregiver for many years and a member of Franklinton Baptist Church.  She loved to dance at Six-Mile Jamboree, visit the beach, go to the boat, and spend time with her grandbabies.  Barbara was preceded in death by a sister, Earlene Ellis; brother, Donald Ellis; a step-daughter, Donna Kay Parks; a step-son, Lonnie T. Parks and brother-in-law, Howard O’Nan.



Survived by:


Husband of 46 years:          James “Dub” Parks of Eminence


Daughters:            Reva Couch of Bedford

                            Dana Powell of Dry Ridge

                            Barbara Ann Puckett of Bedford

                            Charlene McCormick of Minnesota

                            Connie Parks of Carrollton

                            Jenny Brierly (Phillip) of New Castle


Sons:                      Donnie Gordon of New Castle

                              Joseph W. Parks (Jason) of Sulphur

                              James G. Parks of Bedford


Sisters:                   Polly Troxell of Eminence

                              Vickie O’Nan of Eminence

                              Linda Ellis of Eminence


Brother:                  Herbert Ellis, Jr. of Lexington


4 Grandchildren:   Paige Neiding (Austin) of Campbellsburg

                           Kaitlyn Shader (Adam) of New Castle

                           Tylar Brown of Campbellsburg

                           Chase Spence of New Castle


Numerous Step-Grandchildren        5 Great-Grandchildren      

Numerous Step-Great-Grandchildren



Funeral Service:   1 PM on Monday, September 25, 2023 at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home, officiated by Jamie Tingle.


Honorary Pallbearers:     Donnie Gordon, Maci Owens, Dawson Gordon,

                                        Aspyn Neiding, Colson Shader & Scarlett Shader


Active Pallbearers:           Chase Spence, Cory Ellis, Austin Neiding,

                                         Brad O’Nan, Adam Shader & Jason Hayes


Burial:  New Castle Cemetery


Memorial contributions may be made to Franklinton Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.


Visitation:  1-5 PM on Sunday, September 24, 2023 at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.  Friends may also visit from 9AM until service time on Monday.



Click HERE to watch Barbara's Tribute Video.

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