She was born Feb. 12, 1924, in Rabun County to Raymond and Nova Moore Whitmire. She was twice married: first to Edward Burrell, who died in 1964; and later to Tom Parker, who died in 1995. She retired from Rabun Mills and was a homemaker. Mrs. Parker was a member of Wolffork Baptist Church for 75 years, where she was a Sunday school teacher for 38 years. She was a very active member of the Women’s Missionary Union and belonged to the Rabun Garden Club.
She was the last member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by: an infant daughter, Ruth Lynn Burrell; three brothers, Paul, Rex and Leslie Whitmire; and a sister, Jean McClure.
Survivors include: two sons, Andy Burrell of Rabun Gap and Wyle Burrell (Pam) of Rabun Gap; a daughter, Diane Burrell and partner Lisa Daniels of McDonough; three grandchildren, Ed Burrell, Sean McGahee (Becky) and Louie Burrell; four great-grandchildren, Kristopher Burrell, Amanda Emery, David McGahee and Jacob McGahee; and a great-great-granddaughter, Sawyer Emery.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at Wolffork Baptist Church with the Revs. Jimmy Greer and Jimmy Logan officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made in her memory to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692; and/or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia chapter, 922 E. Morris St., Dalton, GA 30721.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.hunterfuneralhomega.com.