Grace Estelle Parker Whitley

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 9, 2008

THOMASTON &8212; Grace Estelle Parker Whitley died Monday, April 7, 2008. Visitation will be at noon on Thursday, April 10, 2008, at the Thomaston Baptist Church. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., with burial following at Thomaston Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, gifts to the Thomaston Baptist and Methodist Churches are requested.

Born in 1909, in Thomaston, she was the widow of Sidney Gerald Whitley. She lived in Thomaston for most of her life with a short residence in Sweet Water. Whitley taught in Marengo County for decades. She was a member of Thomaston Baptist Church as well as attending the Methodist church with her late husband.

Whitley was preceded in death by her parents, James Edward and Mary Eula Crocker Parker. Also preceding her in death were her brothers and sisters, Myrtis Annie Handley, Floyd Eugene Parker, Houston Parker, James Alton Parker, Juliette Alline Sykes, Roy Edward Parker and a niece, Jane Winn.

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She is survived by a sister-in-law, Hollie Parker, of Birmingham and a brother-in &045;law, Lorenzo Whitley, of Thomasville. Survivors also include numerous nieces and nephews.