Thursday, March 11, 1920
News Journal-Campbellsville, Kentucky
GEORGE WASHINGTON PARROTT- PASSES AWAY Age 76
Mr. G.W. Parrott of near Good Hope (Baptist) Church this county, died last Friday at his home. The deceased had been in bad health for the past two years and was confined to his bed for the past three weeks, during which time he was in a state of unconsciousness most of the time. Mr. Parrott was born in Taylor County on 12th November 1843 and was married to Naddie D. Mock on February 29, 1872, she preceded him to the grave on September 23rd, 1891. Five children were born to this union, two of whom survive, Willie Rubin and Edgar Eugene. On June 1, 1892 he was married to Anna S. Nall and nine children were born to this union. Four of whom survive, Henry Elmer, Linnie May, Mary Allice and Dewey Vaters. The wife, six children, eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild remain to mourn his departure together, with one brother and a host of nephews and nieces.
Mr. Parrott, joined the Good Hope (Baptist) Church 1868 and was a devout member of the church. As a Mason he stood high and was considered a man of very decided views on all subjects, both fraternal, political and religious. He served in the lower house of Kentucky General Assembly, representing Taylor and Green Counties. He served in the Civil war for three years and was wounded in the battle of Resacha, Georgia.
The funeral service were conducted at the home by Rev. Wm. Thomas (nephew) Short and interment at the family buring ground near the Good Hope (Baptist) church.
His death was a shock to his many relatives and friends, but believing that he had long ago committed himself to Him who said "I will never leave thee or forsake thee." We bow in submission to Him "Who doeth all things well".