Alma “Dolly” Worthen Parker, 80

by | June 27, 2018 2:36 pm

   Funeral services for Alma “Dolly” Worthen Parker of Swainsboro were held Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 12 p.m. at St. Philip Missionary Baptist Church  with Reverend Jerry Armstrong officiating. Interment followed in Swainsboro City Cemetery. She died Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Pruitt Health Home following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Alma “Dolly” Worthen Parker was born on March 28, 1938, in Laurens County. At an early age, she moved to Emanuel County, where she joined the Trinity Missionary Baptist Church and remained a member until her death. Parker worked at the Diamond Brother’s Factory in Swainsboro as an assembler and was owner of Ms. Dolly’s Snack and Things. She was united in holy matrimony to the late James Otis Parker, and to this union, one child was born. Parker was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen “Toby” Bell, Annie Lois Wright, and Ella Worthen, and six brothers, Troy Worthen, her twin, Albert Worthen, Jimmy Dell Worthen, Leroy Worthen, William “Nankie” Worthen, and George Worthen.

   Survivors include one daughter, Janice Maple; one half-sister, Charlene Freeman of Atlanta; four brothers, Tommy Worthen, Marvin Worthen, Terry Worthen, and Dannie Worthen; two half-brothers, Jimmy Seabrough and Dennis Mason; four surrogate children, Annette Worthen, LaWanda Bell, Netta Davis, and Anthony Worthen of Wadley; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and sorrowing friends.

   Pallbearers were her nephews.

   Mosley’s Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.

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