Ellen (Willingham) Parker
Fort Pierce News-Tribune, March 9, 1933
DEATH TAKES LOCAL WOMAN
Funeral for Mrs. Ellen Parker To Be Held on Thursday
Mrs. Ellen Willingham Parker, 82, long a resident of Fort Pierce, died at
her residence on Orange avenue, at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday from a complication
of heart trouble and pneumonia.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of the
H. Ryland Cox funeral home with the Rev. W. C. Fountain, pastor of Hendry
Memorial Methodist church, officiating. Interment will be in the Fort Pierce
cemetery. Dr. G. C. Hardie, in charge of the music, will be assisted by
Collis H. Brenner, Mrs. Arthur Jennings, Mrs. N. G. Platts and Mrs. Maud
Mrs. Parker was born May 14, 1851, in Hillsboro county, Fla., where she
lived until 1907, when she came to Fort Pierce to make her residence. On
August 7, 1868, at Fort Meade, she was married to R. B. Parker, who died on
Feb. 18, 1891. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. J. S. Walker of
Okeechobee, Mrs. J. T. Daughtry of Brighton and Mrs. B. E. Alderman of Fort
Pierce; two sons J. M. Parker and R. B. Parker, Jr., of Fort Pierce; a
sister, Mrs. Matilda Waters; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Her sons and daughters were all at her bedside at the time of her death.
Mrs. Parker joined the Methodist church in the year 1872 and lived a
faithful, consistent Christian unto the end.
Ellen Willingham Parker
Fort Pierce News-Tribune, March
Funeral Services for Mrs. Parker Held on Thursday Afternoon
Funeral Services for the late Mrs. Ellen Willingham Parker, 82, whose death
occurred at her residence on Orange avenue, early Wednesday, were held at 2
o'clock Thursday afternoon in the chapel of the H. Ryland Cox funeral home,
followed by interment in the local cemetery.
Rev. W. C. Fountain, pastor of Hendry Memorial Methodist church, officiated.
Music was furnished by Dr. G. C. Hardie, Collis H. Brenner, Mrs. L. A.
Jennings, Mrs. N. G. Platt and Mrs. Maud McCombs.
Active pallbearers were B. A. Brown, W. W. Maund, Jr., Ed Edge, F. S.
Waters, F. M. Jones and J. G. Coats; honorary, Eugene Hartman, Walter Bell,
J. E. Harris, Tom Tyre, Tobe Hayes, H. J. Williamson.
A large number of friends and relatives attended.