Dorothy W. Parker, of Covington, passed away March 8, 2017, at the age of 87. Mrs. Parker attended Bessie Tift College, Asbury College and the University of Georgia. She worked for the family business, Claude T. Wiley Co., in Social Circle, for 50 years. Mrs. Parker’s love of family was evident to all that knew her. When she wasn’t crocheting and sewing for loved ones, she spent summers gardening, canning and freezing vegetables for them.In addition to being an active member, and song leader at Jersey Methodist Church, Mrs. Parker also found time to be a part of the Jersey Homemaker’s Club. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Charles J. Parker; parents, Claude T. and Margaret (Porter) Wiley.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Claudia and Steven Lansburg, of Lexington, South Carolina; son, Garrett Parker, of Covington, grandchildren, Margaret (Lansburg) and William Moler, Joseph Sherwood Lansburg; sister, Elizabeth Wiley; brother, Fredrick P. Wiley.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017, 2 p.m., at Social Circle United Methodist Church, 261 South Cherokee Road, in Social Circle, with Rev. Kathy Morris, and Dr. Randy Reese officiating. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall, one-hour prior to her service, from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to Social Circle United Methodist Church, or New Rocky Creek Baptist Church, 190 Rocky Creek Road, Mansfield, GA, 30055.