MOULTRIE - Marjorie Crawford Parker, 86, died Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Colquitt Regional Medical Center.
Born April 24, 1925, in Detroit, Mich., she was daughter of the late Joseph William Crawford of Doerun and Emmie Tucker Crawford of Shady Dale. She graduated from Doerun High School and Norman Baptist College. She was a former secretary for Colonel Frank Howard of the Spence Field fighter training squadron during World War II. After the birth of her children, she was a devoted fulltime mother and homemaker. She was a dedicated member of Doerun Methodist Church for 74 years, the longest serving member at her death. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW and an avid bingo player. Mrs. Parker was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Donald Horne Parker, in 2006; and her only sister, Peggy Grice of North Carolina.
Survivors include four daughters, Judy Parham and husband Jimmy, Comer, Suellen Pitts and husband Jesse, Janis Paulk and Betsy Parker, all of Moultrie; six grandchildren: Hank Pitts, Moultrie, Sara Paulk Heady, USN, and husband Craig, Atsugi, Japan, Lindsay Paulk Martin, and husband Josh of Norfolk, Va., Cole Paulk, USN, of Portsmouth, N.H., Steve Sanders and wife Anna of Columbia, S.C., and Lara Sanders, Athens; one great-grandchild, Jarrett Martin; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, May 15, at Cobb Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dan Williamson officiating. Interment followed at Cobb Suncrest Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes, P.O. Box 1000, Stockbridge, GA 30281 (www.georgiasheriffsyouth.org), or the Doerun United Methodist Church, Doerun, GA 31744.