Smithville – Lucille E. Parker, 86, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, as a result of the Smithville tornado. Born on March 15, 1925, in Folkstone, N.C., she was a daughter of Rodolph and Delphia Bain Everett.
Mrs. Parker attended Dixon High School in Holly Ridge, N.C. She was a homemaker and a member of Cross Bound Church. Mrs. Parker was a former church preschool teacher, served as a church secretary and sang alto in the church choir. A classy, loving and unselfish lady, her family, faith and church were her life. Known for her great cooking, especially her famous pimento and cheese and fruitcakes, Mrs. Parker would feed everyone who came to her home. She was a former member of the Hookerton Home Demonstration Club. Mrs. Parker enjoyed sewing, reading and singing hymns and contemporary praise music.
A celebration of life service was held May 2 at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with burial in Haughton Memorial Park. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors included her daughters, Linda (Ron) Blanks of West Plains, Mo. and Vickie (John) Clingan of Smithville; son, Randy (Patricia) Parker of Smithville; grandchildren, Cindy Clingan (Shannon) O’Dell of Lead Hill, Ark, Richie (Crystal) Blanks of West Plains, Mo., Jennifer (Ben) Ryan of Joelton, Tenn., Mark (Happie) Clingan of Smithville, Ryan (Charla) Blanks of Kansas City, Mo., Carl (Krystle) Parker of Tupelo and Alex (Hollye) Parker of Smithville; great-grandchildren, Anna, Evan, Sara and K.J. O’Dell, Jared and Zack Blanks, Evan, Ella and Eli Ryan, Jake and Gabriella Blanks, Aiden Parker and Katilyn and Austin Mask; sisters, Hazel Hines, Luella Davis of Holly Ridge, N.C., Doris Schindewolf of Canal, Ohio and Billie Coston of Holly Ridge, N.C.; a host of nieces and nephews; and special friend, Lucy H. Hill of Hookerton, N.C.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, C.A. Parker; and a brother, Wayne Everett.
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