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Billye Parker

Billye Parker, 84, longtime Okmulgee resident, died Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at her home. She was born June 15, 1923 at pierce, Oklahoma to William B. and Harriett (Lerblance) Hogue. She married Jack Parker on August 9, 1952. Billye was an active member of the First United Methodist Church for many years where she taught primary and elementary age Sunday School and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She was a retired school teacher, having taught for twenty years. Preceding her in death were her parents, two sisters, Lillian Crumbo and Hazel Tune, and an infant son, Stephen. Survivors include her husband, Jack, of the home, two sons, Brent Parker and wife Pam of Rogers, Arkansas and Bruce Parker and wife Susan of Elm Springs, Arkansas, one grandson, Talley and a granddaughter Ashley. She is also survived by a niece, Minisa Halsey and nephews, Woody Crumbo, Tommy Tune and Greg Tune.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, July 7, 2007 at the First United Methodist Church with Reverend Craig Denslow officiating. Interment will follow in the Okmulgee Cemetery. Honorary Casketbearers will be Jack Parker, Jim Moshier, Bill Bailey, Bill Cowell, Jim Halsey, Ervin Jones, Olin Harris, Dr. J.P. Vanderpool, and Woody Max Crumbo. Friends may visit the funeral home on Friday from 12-8 P.M. and Saturday until noon. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.