Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Glen Bird Parker

Glen Bird Parker Portrait

This is the obituary for Glen Bird Parker, my great grand uncle. He was the youngest brother of my great grandfather Lloyd Ira Parker. According to my notes, he was born May 22, 1899 and died around December 20, 1960. (assuming December 21 was the date it was written)

I believe this obituary was published in The News and Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 21, 1960. It was likely written by a member of his family.
Glen B. Parker
SANFORD - Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Rogers Memorial Chapel for Glen Bird Parker, 60, of Sanford, who died yesterday. Burial will be in Grace Chapel Church Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Annie Vera Gaster Parker, two brothers, Clyde of Fond [du] Lac, Wisc., and Lloyd Parker of Westfield, Wisc.; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Ades of Bradenton. Fla. Mr. Parker was a member of the [Rizpah] Temple of the Shrine in Madisonville, Ky., Past Patron of Dawson Spring Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Past Deputy Grand Patron of Dist. 16. of Ky., Watchman of the [Shepherds] of the Acacia Shrine no. 17. Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem of Hopkinsville, Ky., Past Patron of Sanford Chapter no. 48. Order of Eastern Star, and A Charter Member of Jonesboro Chapter and a Member of the Buffalo Lodge of Jonesboro Heights, Sanford. N.C.

This was ocr'd from my scanned copy of the obit by using
I only had to make a couple changes to the text so I think the ocr worked very well.