Marilyn Dale Daniels Parker, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, age 83, of Carlisle, died peacefully in her sleep in her home, Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Marilyn was born September 8, 1929, in Carlisle to John Clifton "Doc" and Ethel McCallie Daniels. She was a 1948 graduate of Carlisle High School. Marilyn married Bernie Clifford Parker on August 16, 1950. She raised their three sons, Steve, Cliff, and Mike on their rice and soybean farm south of Carlisle in the Hamilton Community. She remained there for the rest of her life, being only three miles from her birthplace and childhood home.
Dedicated to hard work, Marilyn was especially known for taking care of her several acres of lawn and garden up until she was 80 years old. She enjoyed her road trips, especially when exploring her McCallie and Daniels roots. She loved spending time with her aunts and uncles.
Marilyn, whose faith in Christ never faltered, was a devoted member of the Hamilton Baptist Church. Singing God’s praises through song brought Marilyn great joy.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her father, mother, husband, sons, Steve and Cliff, great-grandson, Bernie and her brother, Jack. She is survived by her son, Michael; brothers, Dan and Mack; sisters, Bonita Huey and Kay Hill; grandchildren, Tiffany, Bernie, Stephen, John, Michael, Drew and Will. She is also survived by ten great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchild.
Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Hamilton Baptist Church. Burial was in Hebron Cemetery. Visitation was from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Memorials may be made to the Hamilton Baptist Church, c/o Blanch Daniels, 4042 Snake Island Road, Carlisle, AR 72024.