Lillie Ozella Hedges died July 13, 2016 at the age of 96. She was born Dec. 18, 1919, in Cullman, Alabama to Mary and John Rhoades.
An Ahwahnee resident for 58 years, she worked as a waitress and nurses aide. She was also a past member of the Ladies Auxiliary and an E Clampus Vitus “widder.”
Mrs. Hedges enjoyed gardening.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her three husbands, Phil Parris, Bert Rich, and Ray Hedges; and her son, Raymond Parris.
She is survived by her children, Emily Rich of Tucson, Arizona, Jeanne Martinez and spouse Paul of Madera, and Helen Laymon of Ahwahnee; 10 grandchildren; and many great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, and great great great children.
A memorial service will be held 2-5 p.m., Aug. 7, at the Hitching Post in Ahwahnee.