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Mildred Rae Downs Parker, 86, of Westwood, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
Mildred was born May 21, 1931, to the late Everett W. and Zella Blevins Downs.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Charles Parker Sr.; one brother, Raymond "Sonny" Downs; and one sister, Mary Roark.
She was a faithful member of Westwood Christian Church, where she was a Primary Sunday School Teacher for more than 34 years.
Mildred leaves behind three sons, Wayne (Pat) Parker Jr., Kenny Ray (Tina) Parker and Alvin Lee (Terri) Parker, all of Ashland; one daughter, Mary Lynne (John) Ruggles of Westwood; one brother, Kenneth (Hilma) Downs of Westwood; one sister, Judy Long of Ashland; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Westwood Christian Church with Jimmy Tingler officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland. Her grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood and after noon Tuesday at the church.
Condolences may be sent to canifffuneralhome.com.
Published on May 26, 2017
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