Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Southeast Davidson Loss

On the morning of Tuesday, February 17, 2009, Ms. Charlotte Parrish, a friend of our community and the print media world, passed away. Many of you know Ms. Parrish as the primary journalist of the News Herald also known as the News Beacon, the state's largest community paper. Ms. Parrish was a good friend to all of us and area community leaders alike as she would provided us with news that effected Davidson county, but specifically news that directly affected the Southeast community. She was like our own community Davidson AM. If you needed a story to get out to the community, Ms. Charlotte saw that it got in the Beacon paper. That is what made her journalism unique and special. I know that Ms. Charlotte (as I would affectionately call her) will be truly missed by Mr. Jack Soolthater, owner of the News Herald and fellow employees. Most of all, we, the Southeast Community, will miss her most. Vivian Wilhoite Check back for more information on funeral arrangements.


Susan Floyd said...

Those of us in the Donelson-Hermitage community were saddened to hear of the loss of our dear friend and neighbor Charlotte Parrish. Her elegant and descriptive stories in the News Herald about our schools, neighborhoods, and community kept all of Donelson-Hermitage connected.

In her words, you knew the details as if you had been there. She was often spotted late into the night finding the details of any issue that would impact our community. She always stuck around until the last citizen left to ask them their opinion and share it with her readers.

Charlotte knew our names, our faces, and our issues. She was one of us and proud of it. They don't make them like Ms.Charlotte any more. Filling her shoes will be a mighty task for the News Herald.

Donelson-Hermitage is a better place because of the life and work of Charlotte Parrish. We will miss her greatly.

Susan Floyd
Past President
Donelson-Hermitage Neighborhood Association

Susan Floyd said...

Funeral Arrangements for
Charlotte Parrish

Hibbett and Hailey Funeral Home, 429 Donelson Pike

Thursday, February 19
1- 4pm and 5-8pm

Friday , February 20
9am - 12pm

Funeral Service
Friday, February 20 12pm Hibbett and Hailey Chapel