Daphne M. Parker, 85, of Statham, died Wednesday, December 3, 2008.
Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Emory and Dora Nix Mitchell. She was a member of the New Pentecost United Methodist Church for over 50 years plus, was a seamstress for more than 30 years working at Barrow Manufacturing, Statham Garment and Carwood Manufacturing companies. She later made and sold arts and crafts, producing many Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls in which she took great pride, and loved crocheting and taught many others the craft. She had been a resident of Athens Heritage Nursing Home since December 2007. Mrs. Parker was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Hugh Dorsey Parker.
Survivors include a son, Teddy Parker, Winder; daughter, Patricia Hendrix, Statham; grandchildren, Sherry and David Sims, Jeff and Lisa Hendrix, Hayley Parker and Betsy and Dr. Trey Broome; and sister, Lurline Mitchell, Oakwood.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 6, at Smith Memory Chapel, with the Revs. Billy Pittman and Gordon Thornton, and Pastor Dave Fahner officiating. Burial was in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Seven great-grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers, Josh Hendrix, Drew Hendrix, Anna Claire and Travis Ramey, Kayla Hendrix, Parker Sims and Parker Broome.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Pentecost United Methodist Church Building Fund, 832 Whispering Pine Rd., Winder, Ga. 30680.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.