Alma Parker

Apr 04, 2013

Loving Mother and Wife

WAYNESVILLE  — Alma Parker, 63, passed away Thursday, March 28 at the Homestead.

A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Weldon and Mary Hue McFalls.  She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Misty Woods-Goure, and a brother, Clyde McFalls.  She worked in the deli department of Ingles as a manager.  Alma was talented in crafts and loved her garden.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Joe Parker; a daughter, Lora Messer, of Crabtree; two sisters, Hazer Sorrells, and her husband, Bill, of Waynesville, and Joyce Stamey, and her husband, Joe, of Canton; a brother, Glen McFalls, and his wife, Brenda, of Waynesville; and two grandchildren, Rachel and Jed Messer.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Moore officiating.  The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 158 W. 29th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 1000-5300 or to the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., P.O. Box 418629, Boston, MA 02241-8629.

For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at