Barbara Jean “Bobbie” Parker, age 82, of Hayesville passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018 at a Murphy hospital. She had lived most of her life in Clay County. Bobbie was a kind and loving woman with a heart of gold. She worked in order to help support her siblings and family. Bobbie would often send clothing and money to ensure her brothers and sisters would have a normal childhood. Bobbie was a Christian of the Baptist faith.
She was the daughter of the late Dr. Samuel Patton and Christine West Mason and the wife of the late George O’Neil, who died October 30, 1977 and Eugene Parker, who died December 13, 2014. She was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Mary Catherine Mason.
Surviving are two step-daughters, Sherry Kay and husband, Jimmy of Winston Salem, North Carolina and Vicki Anderson and husband, Tony of Murphy; a step-son, Captain Michael Parker and wife, Heather of Greensboro, North Carolina; a sister, Elizabeth “Tootsie” Burch and husband, David of Hayesville; two brothers, James Harold “Buddy” Mason and wife, Joyce of Young Harris, Georgia and William Grant “Bill” Mason and wife, Mary of Hayesville; a special friend and caregiver, Geneal Patterson of Hayesville; six step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2018 in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville with the Revs. Richard Roberson and Phil Goble officiating. The interment was in Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Parker, Tracy Hogsed, Bill and Greg Mason, Wade Brown, and Rex Ledford.
The family received friends from 6-8 Tuesday evening at the Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Barbara Jean “Bobbie” Parker to the Shady Grove Cemetery Fund, c/o Bruce Fowler, 39 McCracken Cove Road, Hayesville, NC 28904.
Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of all arrangements.