Martha Young Parker
Funeral Date: 5/2/2019

Martha Virginia Parker, age 87, of Rye, Arkansas died Sunday, April 28th, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital. She was born August 30th, 1931, in Rye, AR a daughter of the late Robert R. Young and Menril Lee Reynolds Young. She was a housewife and homemaker, loved gardening, working in her flower beds. One of her favorite pastimes was telling stories about her family. She was a member of Union United Methodist Church and attended Woodlawn Public Schools. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Winfred Parker whom she married June 4th, 1949, a granddaughter Elizabeth Parker, brothers Maurice Young, Ben Young, Johnny Young and Robert Young, Sisters Jeanette Young, Geneva Young, Loree Young and LaVetra Young. Survivors include sons, Jim Parker, Rye, AR, Tim Parker and Amy, Eureka Springs, Joey Parker and Shawn, Rye, AR, Todd Parker, Desert Hot Springs, CA. A sister Agnes Young, Rye, AR. 5 grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Graveside service was 10:00AM Thursday, May 2, at Union Cemetery in Rye with Rev. Richard Barley officiating. Arrangements were by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Chester Ashcraft, Bob Young, Bill Young, Mike Young, Jamie Simon, and Alex Parker.



Name: Jamie and Mike Free
Message: Tim and family, We are so sorry to hear about your Mom. Sending our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Name: Tammy Anders-Benbrook
Message: Jim, Tim and Family, so sorry to hear about your mother. Prayers for all of you during this difficult time.

Name: Danny and Brenda Adair
Message: Prayers for your family as you go through this time of sadness.

Name: Greg & Janet Harton
Message: Praying for God to comfort your family in the days ahead.


Name: Allison Elliotte
Message: Tim and family. my Prayers are with you

Name: Bradley and Paula Herring
Message: Jim,Tim,Joey and Todd so sorry about the loss of your mom. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with each one of you.

Name: Bob Moseley
Message: Always enjoyed visits with Martha, Winfred and the boys. And oh! the chili sauce and green beans!! She was a special person. My love and best regards to all the family. Bob

Name: Kathryn Young
Message: Martha was such a pleasure for me to know. I had fun when I came along with Bob to visit. She was so sweet and welcoming. I send my sincere condolences to all the family and hope you will count me among your many friends who care. Kathryn Young

Name: Lisa Mann-Reynolds
Message: To all the family my love and prayers for you all so wish I could have made it in person but just had knee surgery. Ms Martha was one of a kind there are not enough words to describe what a wonderful person she was. From the time I was very small all I can remember is how hard she worked and what a wonderful cook she was and a loving mom and wife!! If we could all follow her example what a wonderful place we could live in! Anyone could sit and talk for hours with her and if you ever came and visited then you had to stay for a little bit!!! She was always so proud of her boys and would always tell me what each was doing! Our community has lost a legend for sure!!! Many prayers and love to carry you all through this difficult time ❤️

Name: Sherry Hays
Message: Jim and family, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort.

Name: Mike & Ramona Tiner
Message: Sending our deepest condolences to all your family and fondly remembering her huge smile and contagious laughter........ She always made her visitors feel right at home. A sweet, one of a kind lady that this community will surely miss.

Name: Sam & Brenda Mercer
Message: Praying for God’s Peace to be with you all during this time

Name: Chris Reed
Message: Your family is in our prayers.