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Lucille Parker

1920 - 2015 BRATTLEBORO Lucille H. "Lucy" Parker, 94, of Morningside Commons, died peacefully Tuesday morning, July 28, 2015 at the Thompson House. Mrs. Parker was born in Stamps, Ark. on October 15, 1920, the daughter of L.S. and Eula Mae (Petrey) Hurley. She was raised and educated in Minden, LA. and was a graduate of Minden High School. She was a graduate of Southern Methodist University and went on to graduate work at Hartford (Ct.) School of Missions. In her early years, she worked as secretary to the mayor of Minden and was well known in the community there. Later in Waitsfield, VT. she owned and operated The Country Squire, "A Teeny Tack Shop". A resident of Dummerston Center since 1973 and of Brattleboro since 1994, she was employed for many years as a secretary for A.G. Edwards Co. in Brattleboro and later in the company's Greenfield, MA. office. Mrs. Parker also served as church secretary at Dummerston Congregational Church during her late husband's pastorate. Steadfast in her walk of faith, she was a very active member of Dummerston Congregational Church. She served on many church social and community committees and was a member of the church choir, serving as choir director for many years. A devoted and faithful wife and loving mother, her life centered around her family. Mrs. Parker was also active statewide with the UCC women's groups where she held several offices. She volunteered for the Vermont Association of the Blind and was an active volunteer for several years with Brattleboro Area Hospice, working in the group's Experienced Goods Shop. She also was an active member of the Dummerston Women's Association where she served as president. Of her pastimes and interests she enjoyed music, square dancing and was a member of the Maple Leaf Squares. She also enjoyed clogging and was a member of the Brattleboro Senior Center Cloggers. On May 21, 1951 in Minden, LA. she was married to Charles W. Parker, who later became the Reverend of Dummerston Congregational Church. Rev. Parker predeceased her in March of 1993. Survivors include one son, James W. Parker and one daughter, Cynthia Lou Parker, one sister, Dorothy Osborn, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Roy S. Hurley and Louie Hurley, Jr.; and a sister, Eddie Mae Dawson. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 10a.m. at Dummerston Congregational Church officiated by Pastor Susanna Griefen of Dummerston Cong. Church and Bertha Brown. Committal services and burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Norwich, VT. at 3 p.m. where she will be laid to rest next to her husband. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Parker's name may be made to Dummerston Congregational Church Life Fund, 32 Park Laughton Road, East Dummerston, VT 05346. To sign an online register book with messages of e-condolence please visit www.atamaniuk.com.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Aug. 1, 2015
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