Joanne Herrod Parker

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LAURINBURG — Joanne Claire Herrod Parker, 83, passed away on Feb. 12, 2016 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

Joanne was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania on July 25, 1932, daughter of the late Ralph C. and Vera Fulmer Herrod. She dedicated her life to loving and caring for others as a nurse retiring after many years of service. During her career, she cared for many patients at the Purcell Clinic, Dr. McArn's family practice, Scotland Memorial Hospital, West Point Stevens and Scotia Village She was a lover of animals and served on the board of directors for the Humane Society of Scotland County for 42 years. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who will truly be missed.

In addition to her parents, Joanne was preceded in death by her husband Andrew Jackson Parker and son Michael Durkin.

Surviving are her son Larry Parker (Joyce) of Henderson, daughters Vicki King of Laurinburg, Jodi Harding (Steve) of Gibson, Cary Parker Autry (JC) of Laurinburg, and Mary Ann Hunter of Greenville, daughter-in-law Caroline Durkin of Laurinburg, 11 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the funeral home. A private interment will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Parker requested that memorial donations be given in her memory to the Humane Society of Scotland County, 1401 West Blvd, Laurinburg, NC 28352 or Scotland Memorial Cancer Center, 500 Lauchwood Drive, Laurinburg, NC 28352.

Services entrusted to Richard Boles Funeral Service.

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Richard Boles Funeral Service
13640 Andrew Jackson Hwy.
Laurinburg, NC 28352
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Published in Laurinburg Exchange from Feb. 17 to Feb. 18, 2016