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“Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow in the loss of your dear father. I was thinking about what a joyous reunion this would...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Janis Shaw Wilkerson - Hartly, DE

“Al brought great happiness to my mother, Mildred, and I will always be thankful that he was there for the last three years of her life, and that they...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: M. Kay Gray - Pasadena, MD

“Dear Paul, Don, Jill, and all the Family, All of you have been in our thoughts and prayers since we learned that Uncle Allison had passed away....Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Brent & Gail Van Ryn - Warrenton, VA

“Paul, Don and Jill. I am so sorry for your loss. I have enjoyed so many Saturday nights speaking with him and laughing with him. I miss him. Know...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Karolee Hutchins - Pfafftown, NC

“We offer our condolences to the family of our Christian brother, Mr. Al. We will always remember the time spent with him. David & Leila Young ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: David & Leila Young - Canton, NC

“Paul, Don and Jill - after reading Pauls' there isn't much more to say. I couldnt have said it better except all the memories made with you all and...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Patricia Ritter - Remer, MN

“Paul, Donny, Jill, and all your families, Pat and I were very saddened by the news of Uncle Allison's death, and we want you all to know we are...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Paul - Remer, MN

“So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family during this time. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Jeremy & Beth Clark - Waynesville, NC

“Dear Brad & Jill, So very sorry to hear about Uncle Allison,he now is an angel in heaven looking down on his beloved family. He will be greatly...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: MR&Mrs S.C.Holland - Hawthorne, FL

“My love and prayers for all the family. Thankful to know Al is now with His Savior. Love, Roberta Van Ryn and Mary Ann Conlon ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Roberta Van Ryn - Pittsboro, NC

“Dear Paul, Don, Jill & Family, We were saddened to learn of Uncle Allison's Homecall. Not for him, for to depart and be with Christ is FAR better,...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Keith & Diane Van Ryn - Irmo, SC

“We are very sorry to hear about Al.He was always such a joy to be around.I know he will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Jerry & Darlene Gregg - Canton, NC

“Dear Jill and Brad, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. We did not know him well but we knew he was a fine Christian man. Our...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Bobby and Gayle Ammons - Canton, NC

“My deepest sympathy to the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Jill, I know that you will miss your Dad. Love you, Anne Mathews ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Anne Mathews - Canton, NC

“Jill and Family... I loved "Mr. Al". He would always tell me how much he enjoyed my playing of the organ. R.I.P., "Mr. Al". ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Sarah Poston - Canton, NC


Allison Franklin "Al" Parker, age 89, died Sunday, February 19, 2012 at MedWest Haywood. A native of Dade County, Florida, he was a son of the late Franklin Clifford and Jennie Hortense Pinder Parker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Belle VanRyn Parker, who died in 1990; and his second wife, Mildred Shaw Parker, who died in 2000. Al was a member of Bible Truth Baptist Church. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. He is survived by a daughter, Jill Parker Joyner and her husband, Brad, of Canton; two sons, Paul Allison Parker and his wife, Clair, of Lilburn, Georgia, and Don Michael Parker and his wife, Sandy, of Avon Park, Florida; three sisters, Rowena Holland, Lucile Grant, and Helen Hilke; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2012 in the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Reverend Brad Joyner officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Bible Truth Baptist Church, 23 Henson Farm Drive, Canton, NC 28716.

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