Martha Oswald Parker

Martha Oswald Parker, 91, of Whiteville, passed away Monday evening, Jan. 25, 2016 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Graveside services were held Thursday, Jan. 28 at Parker Cemetery near Whiteville with Rev. Jerry Wilson officiating. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Bolivar provided the arrangements.
She was born Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1924 to the late George W. and Willie Hardee Oswald in Mercer. She graduated from Mercer High School with the class of 1940. She lived there until the mid-1940s when, on Aug. 24, 1946, she married Norvis Parker and moved to Whiteville. Mrs. Parker worked as a beautician with Anneva Tisdale before opening her own parlor in Whiteville. She was a member of the Whiteville First United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday school for several years. She also enjoyed restoring antiques and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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