The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


June 25, 2014

Betty Parker, 83, of Wadesboro, passed away June 24, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 — WADESBORO – Mrs. Betty Harrison Parker, 83, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at her home.

The family will greet friends Friday, June 27, 2014, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Rocky Mount Baptist Church in Polkton with a graveside service following in the church cemetery. The Rev. Billy Hill will officiate.

Betty was born July 1, 1930, in Johnson County, N.C., a daughter of the late Kyle Al and Mary Jane Hardee Harrison. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Jean Barber.

She had worked as a rural mail carrier in York County, S.C.

Surviving are her husband, Hugh Lowder Parker of the home; her children, Craig Parker of Midlothian, Va., Gail Chapp of Iron Station, N.C. and Martin Parker of Goose Creek, S.C.; her grandchildren, Stephen Parker, Kaitlen Parker, Gretchen Parker, Ashley Thompson, Hannah Thompson, Jesse Parker and Maggie Parker; and her sisters, Hazel Poole and Larue Crabtree, both of Clayton, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home.

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