2006-01-12 / Obituaries

Eugene F. Parker

Graveside services for Eugene F. Parker, 66, of Hulin Avenue, Tignall, were held Sunday, January 8, 2006, at the Tignall Independence United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Marvin Mason and Rev. Albert W. Huyck Jr. officiating. He died Friday, January 6, in Wills Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Park was born in Lamar County and had lived in Wilkes County for 36 years. He had worked as the maintenance supervisor at Standard-Coosa-Thatcher for 24 years before retiring. He was the son of the late Alton Brown Parker and Sara Sanders Parker. He was a United States Navy Veteran; a Mason and member of Lafayette Lodge #23; and was a member of the Tignall Independence United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Daisy Whittington Hall Parker of Tignall; two daughters, Jen Parker Hammonds, of Madison, and Brandi Parker Manneh, of Douglasville; two step-daughters, Pam Hall Barnwell, Houston, Texas, and Marie Hall Messer, Tignall; a brother, Elbert Hines Parker, Gray; a sister, Sara Parker Oppenhein, Tampa, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.

Pallbearers included Hartrell Pate, Robbie Hardigree, Leon Aycock, Hoyt Higdon, Marvin Hammonds, and Wayne Madden. Honorary pallbearers were the men of Tignall Independence United Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Tignall Independence United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.

Hopkins Funeral Home of Washington was in charge of arrangements.

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