Saturday update: Services are set for Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. for Karen Hope Parr, age 32, of Rome. Obituary from Henderson and Sons Funeral Home:
Karen Hope Parr, age 32, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.
Hope was born in Rome, Georgia on September 29, 1986, daughter of Kimberly Wheeler and the late Deryl Wayne Parr. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Otis Parr, Jr., Johnny Parr, Gail Wheeler and Ann Davenport, and by an uncle, Billy Wheeler. Hope was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include three children, Alex Allard, Austin Allard and Myleigh Ann Lynn Parr; her mother, Kimberly Wheeler, Rome; three brothers, Deryl “D.J.” Parr, Jr. (Lyndsey), Hunter Parr and Logan Beam; grandmother, Ann Parr; aunt, Katie Reed (Tyson); uncles, Terry Wheeler (Gina), Kenneth Wheeler and Kenneth Parr.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at 3pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Micca Gillespie and the Rev. Jackson Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Morning View Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Monday from 5 until 7pm.
Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.
Hope Parr, 32, of a Coosa address has been identified as the woman who’s body was found off U.S. 411 near Cunningham Road on Wednesday afternoon, says Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor. Authorities are treating it as a “suspicious death” and an autopsy is scheduled for Friday morning at the GBI crime lab, says Proctor.
There was no sign of trauma; she apparently had been out there for up to 18 hours before being discovered, Proctor adds.
WRGA reports Floyd County investigators are going door-to-door in the area to see if anyone heard or saw anything Monday or earlier Tuesday. That investigation was continuing Thursday afternoon.
Several friends already are posting memorial messages on her Facebook page.
A woman’s body has been found in a ditch on U.S. 411 near Cunningham Road in Cave Spring, according to Jerome Poole of the Floyd County Police Department. Investigators are on the scene trying to determine whether it was accidental or from another cause, Poole says. “The lady was found on the side of the road in a ditch,” he says.
Parts of U.S. 411 are restricted this evening as the investigation continues. We have calls into the deputy coroner on duty for additional updates.