Alice Parker, retired


Alice Parker, retired

STARKVILLE — Alice King Wier Parker, 75, died Aug. 22, 2007, at home.

Funeral services were held Aug. 25 at First United Methodist Church. Services were officiated by the Rev. Jason Franklin, the Rev. Prentiss Gordon, the Rev. Stacey Parvin and the Rev. Bob Whiteside.

Pallbearers were Steve Corhern, Bobby Long, Gene Merkle, Tommy Millsaps, Tony Moore, Larry Oswalt, Stewart Teague and Danny White. Honorary pallbearers included George (Buddy) Abraham, Tom Dawkins, Jim Long, Joe Moorehead, Earl Parrish, the members of her Sunday School Class and Circle Mary. Burial was in Oddfellow Cemetery.

She was born July 20, 1932, in Memphis, the daughter of Annie Lottie Edwards Wier and Robert G. Wier. In 1949 she married James. H. (Jimmy) Parker, and they had three children. Though they later divorced, they were close until his death in 1996. She graduated from Starkville High School. After retiring from Wier Drug Co., she attended Mississippi State University.

She was a Girl Scout troop leader and cookie chairman as well as a Cub Scout den mother. She was a member of the Planning Board Commission and Junior Auxiliary (a charter club member for Starkville and an officer on a national level). She was a member of Starkville Woman’s Club, Friends of the Library, Symphony League, Starkville Community Theatre and a Red Hatter. She was also a member of Mississippi State’s Bulldog Club, the Alumni Association and the Dugout Club.

Mrs. Parker was a member of First United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Wesley Fellowship Class in Sunday school and a member of the United Methodist Women’s Circle Mary. Other church activities included working on church history, the pictorial directory and the KAIROS Prison Ministry. She attended Cursillo, and then returned as a worker for several walks. She held local, state and national offices for UMW.

Survivors include; daughters, Charlotte Tucker of Lynchburg, Va., and Debbie Roberts of Kosciusko and Starkville; son, Robert Wier Parker of Puckett; and 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or any school and other charity of your choice.