Mrs. Parker was born in Chester, SC Nov. 9, 1939, a daughter of the late Newton Gaston Nichols, Sr and Laura Virginia Dunlap Nichols. She was a graduate of Lockhart High School Adult Ed and was a member of Lockhart Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Parker retired from Lockhart Schools Cafeteria and was formerly employed with Klapat.
Surviving in addition to her husband of 50 years are a granddaughter, Heather Parker of Union; a sister, Cora N. Bentley and husband Dean of Lockhart; and a brother, Barnette Nichols and wife Jean of Richburg, SC.
Mrs. Parker was predeceased by two sons, Steve Parker and Bobby Parker; two sisters, Harriette Nichols Broome and Margaret Jo Nichols; and four brothers, Newton Gaston Nichols, Jr., Bill, Grady and Foster Nichols.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 at Lockhart Presbyterian Church conducted by Rev. Steve Lemons and Mr. Merritt Wentz. Burial will be in Bullocks Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Randall Burns, Russ Bentley, Keith Broome, Scott Smith, Ray Parker and Ronnie Parker. Members of the Lockhart Presbyterian Church and Linda Brock are asked to sit in a group.
Visitation will be held 6:-8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the SR Holcombe Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Lockhart Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 9, Lockart, SC 29364 or to a charity of one’s choice.
The family is at the home, 120 Sunnyside Drive, Union.
SR Holcombe Funeral Home (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com)