Barbara Jean ‘Bobbie’ Parker
Barbara Jean “Bobbie” Parker, 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 Oct. 30, 1977 and Eugene Parker, who died Dec. 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, N.C. and Vicki Anderson and husband, Tony, of Murphy; a step-son, Capt. Michael Parker and wife, Heather, of Greensboro, N.C.; a sister, Elizabeth “Tootsie” Burch and husband, David, of Hayesville; two brothers, James Harold “Buddy” Mason and wife, Joyce, of Young Harris, Ga. 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 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1 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 p.m. Tuesday, July 31 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: www.iviefuneralhomeinc.com was in charge of all arrangements.