Tuesday, December 21, 2004, Obituaries

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 3, 2005

Charles E. East

Charles E. East, 75 ,of the Corinth Community died at Troy Regional Medical Center in Troy, Sunday, December 19, 2004. Visitation will be at Dillard Funeral Home in Troy on Monday, December 20, 2004


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6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. There will a one hour lie-in-state prior to the service at the church. The service will be held at Ramah Primitive Baptist Church on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at 11:00 AM with Reverend John Johnson and Reverend Wayne Locklar officiating. Burial will follow at Ramah Cemetery with Dillard Funeral Home of Troy directing. He is survived by his wife of 50 years-Catherine East of the Corinth Community, Son and daughter-in-law-Phillip and Kathy East of the Corinth Community, Daughter and son-in-law-Kim and Tracy Deal of the Corinth Community, Daughter-Kathy L. East of the Corinth Community, Grandchildren, Casey East, Logan East, Kathleen Deal, and Kate Deal, Sister and brother-in-law-Jeanette and Jack Hall of Union Springs.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Authur and Mabel East a brother, Bruce East and a sister, Mary Lechner.

Pallbearers will be Jack Langston, Benny Langston, Donnie Langston, Steve Green, David Allen and Billy Joe Watson.

Daniel Evan Parker

Daniel Evan Parker, age 58, passed away at UAB Hospital in Birmingham on December 19, 2004. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Linda Osteen Parker; one son, James Daniel Parker; one daughter and her husband, Jennifer Parker and Chad Wallace Crumbly; two grandsons, James Parker Crumbly and Jackson Wallace Crumbly and his mother, Martha Claire Kennedy.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Aubrey Parker.

Dr. Parker graduated from Troy University with a B.S. and M.S. degrees and the University of Alabama with Ed. D. degree. He was a teacher, coach and assistant principal with Troy City Schools. After Moving to Eufaula he was the first principal of Moorer Middle Schools and then served as Superintendent of Eufaula City School. He retired after 18 years in this capacity. He was also and adjunct professor for Troy University at both the Dothan and Phenix City campuses. He served as the coordinator of the Eufaula Branch of Wallace Community College.

As an educator, he was active at state and national levels. He served in the Alabama Association of School Administrators as president, vice president, secretary and treasurer, chairman of the State Board of Education Division of Teacher Certification, member of the Governor's Educational Management Improvement Task Force of 35, member of the State Board of Education Task Force of Revived Education Finance, member of Advisory Council of the College of Education, University of Alabama, member of Advisory Council of Alabama School for the deaf and the blind, member and national delegate of Board of Directors for the Alabama Council of School Administrators and Supervisors, past president and member of Southeast Alabama Superintendents' Association, consultant and national delegate for Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and a member and national delegate of Alabama Association of School Boards.

Dr. Parker was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church and belonged to the Jack Powell Sunday School class. His civic work included serving as member and chairman of the Eufaula Planning Commission, member and chairman of Barbour County Drug and Alcohol Council; member of Kiwanis Club, member of the Board of Directors of Eufaula Chamber of Commerce. While suffering with multiple sclerosis for many years, he never complained and inspired many others with his joy for life.

The family will receive friends at Chapman Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Memorial services will be at First Baptist Church at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Bowman, Earl Braswell, Bill Quinney, David Dozier, Jack Powell, Dr. Jimmy Lockwood, George Simpkins, J. T. Hart and Dr. Gene Watson. I lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Dan Parker Memorial Scholarship at Bank Trust, 218 East Broad St., Eufaula, the multiple Sclerosis Society, 3840 Ridgeway Drive, Birmingham, Al. 35029 or your favorite charity. Also serving as honorary pallbearers is the Jack Powell Sunday School Class. Chapman Funeral Home of Eufaula is in charge of arrangements.