Zora Elizabeth Parks Bean, age 74, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at her home in the Rutledge Hill Community of Hillsboro surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Pelham, Tennessee to her parents, the late Edgar H. Parks and Nannie Elizabeth Rieder Parks and was also preceded in death by her brothers, Glen Parks, Jonas Parks and Charles Parks. Mrs. Bean will be fondly remembered as a loving and wonderful wife and mother and a devoted homemaker. Mrs. Bean played piano for over 64 years and was a Charter Member of the Heartfelt Gospel Music Association for 18 years. She was a member of the Payne’s Cove Congregational Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, John William Bean of Hillsboro, TN; son, John Randy Bean of Tullahoma, TN; daughters, Martha Bean Thompson and her husband Larry of Quebeck, TN and Mary E. Bean Shelton and her husband Joey of Hillsboro, TN; sisters, Edna Parks and Emma Jean White both of Bowling Green, KY; brothers, David Parks and wife Betty of Orlando, FL and Frank Parks and wife Shirley of Willoughby, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Kelly Hall (Adam), Sandi Sidlowe (Bobby), William Thompson, Andrew Thompson, Elan Thompson, Erik Shelton and Lora Shelton; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be on Sunday evening, September 1, 2013 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. The Funeral Service will be conducted on Monday morning, September 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM from the Chapel of Central Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Rutledge Hill Community Church Cemetery. CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME in Charge of Arrangements.
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