View Tribute Video View Funeral Webcast Maude Elizabeth Winnette Parks, 89, homemaker and former longtime resident of Columbia, died Friday at Belvedere Commons in Franklin after suffering from dementia for several years. A graveside service will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 P.M. at Polk Memorial Gardens with Barbara Johnston officiating. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to First United Methodist Church, 222 W 7th St, Columbia, TN 38401, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America,https://alzfdn.org/support-us/donate/, and the New Hope Cemetery Fund, 6165 Highway 64 East Wartrace, Tennessee 37183. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Maude was born April 16, 1931 in Bedford County, she was the daughter of the late Carl Winnette and the late Haru Phillips Winnette. She grew up helping care for her younger siblings and the family grocery store. She graduated from Wartrace High School where she was class secretary and played basketball. On January 19, 1951, she married Leon Parks, and together they reared two daughters and a son. Maude participated in the Home Demonstration Club, the Maury County Historical Society, and the Republican Party. She was a faithful member of Riverside United Methodist Church and the First United Methodist Church. She is survived by her children, Kay (George) McClellan of Franklin, David Parks of Columbia, and Gayle Parks of Dalton, GA; grandchildren, Chad (Holly) McClellan of Franklin and Michael (Kathleen) McClellan of Franklin; great granddaughters, Jane Ann McClellan, Cece McClellan, Jamison McClellan, Charlotte McClellan all of Franklin; great grandson, Jack McClellan of Franklin; brothers, Carl Winnette, Jr., Garrett Winnette, and George Winnette; sisters-in-law, Ann Winnette and Carol Winnette. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Parks on November 11, 2012; siblings, Clyde Winnette, James Winnette, Phillip Winnette, Ridley Winnette, and Hazel Hill. The family would like the express a special thanks to the nurses and caregivers at Belvedere Commons and Willowbrook Hospice.