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Lawrence George Martin

04/17/1927 ~ 01/17/2019

Services will be held: 01/22/2019

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David “Jack” Shuttleworth

10/18/1933 ~ 01/15/2019

Services will be held:

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Leona “Lee” Ball Timm

12/12/1930 ~ 01/15/2019

Services will be held: 01/18/2019

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Fulton Cooper

06/12/1927 ~ 01/13/2019

Services will be held: 01/17/2019

Howard Stephens

Howard Ray Stephens

09/07/1938 ~ 01/10/2019

Services will be held: 01/13/2019

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Gregory Eugene “Greg” Ziles

09/11/1953 ~ 01/09/2019

Services will be held: 01/13/2019

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Melinda Pleasant Earp Nava-Rios

04/10/1968 ~ 01/05/2019

Services will be held: 01/12/2019


Norman “Scott” Bartrom

10/16/1961 ~ 12/13/2018

Services will be held: 01/10/2019

James Anthony “Tony” Parker

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03/27/1958 ~ 01/02/2018

James Anthony “Tony” Parker died peacefully at home on January 2, 2018 after a long struggle with the cumulative effects of rheumatoid arthritis and a valiant fight with cancer over the last year. He was born in Raleigh, NC on March 27, 1958, and was predeceased by his parents, William Gale Parker and Margaret Eastep Parker. He is survived by his wife, Teresa Tilley Parker and son, Tanner Wilson Parker, his sisters Margaret Parker Hogan and husband, John C. Hogan, Betty L. Parker and Karen E. Wyatt, his nieces Parker Hannah Hogan and Cameron Lenoir Hogan, and well-loved extended family and friends.

Tony grew up in west Raleigh, graduated from Broughton High School in 1976 and from Western Carolina University in 1981.  After working as a paralegal in his father’s law office, he opened and operated Capital Abstracting Services, a real estate title examination service, for more than 20 years. A fixture in the Register of Deeds vault for years, he enjoyed having many good friends among the paralegals, real estate attorneys, and County staff. Tony was fun loving, open minded, a gregarious conversationalist, a loyal friend, had a generous heart and above all was a family man.

Tony was active in Scouting and youth programs at Forest Hills Baptist Church. He competed in sports in junior high, high school, college and beyond, and enjoyed playing softball, golfing, and NCSU sports. He especially loved Wolfpack football and tailgating with Tanner, friends and family. Tony shared his love of sports with Tanner, and found great joy in Tanner’s accomplishments and success with football, baseball and golf. Tony cherished time spent with Tanner above all else. He was a proud and vocal fan at Tanner’s games, and enjoyed the many players, coaches, parents and friends encountered along the way.

Although rheumatoid arthritis slowly took a toll on his physical condition, it did not diminish his intellect, resolve, stolid dignity, sense of humor, goofy laugh, love of life, or determination. Special thanks to his lifelong friends and family who visited with him in his home in his last difficult year, as he treasured those moments.

Visitation with the family will be held on Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 pm at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home in Raleigh. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or Cancer Society.



2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
831 Wake Forest Road Raleigh, NC 27604



  1. Bob Ball

    Teresa. So sorry to hear about your loss. I heard he had been sick for some time. At least his pain is gone and he is at rest.

  2. Anna Garrison

    I am beyond lucky to have gotten to know Tony Parker. A family man to say the least, and a wolfpack fan after my own heart. Tonys infectious chuckle still rings in my ears, and his sense of humor never ceased even when it was apparent that he was in pain. Tony made me feel right at home and loved like a daughter. We would go on and on about these “terrible ;)” duke and chapel hill fans as we pulled for our Wolfpack, win or lose. He graced me with one of the most important, kind, and selfless men who I’ve ever known, and my lifelong friend, Tanner. I ache for Teresa, Tanner, and the loved ones of the family. My heart is with you all during this time of grief. I pledge to always be a constant support to my dear friend, Tanner. Tony, may your spirit fly high. Thank you for the memories, you are so missed.

  3. Julie & George Williams

    Teresa and Tanner, We are so sorry for your loss of Tony. You both have been an inspiration with your selfless and tireless love and care for him during these last few months. The list of memories of who he was and what he did will bring much comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both.

  4. Dwight & Sue Weatherholtz

    Teresa………..I don’t believe I had the pleasure of meeting you and Tanner, in fact I can’t remember meeting Tony (he came into the world just before I ventured out from home). But for sure I remember Uncle Gale and Aunt Margaret, great mentors Tony had.. Too, I remember Mom (Aunt Beulah) talking about Tony and the girls, and her and Paps fondness for visiting them in Raleigh.

  5. S. Williamson

    Please accept my heart felt sympathy for the loss of your dear loved one. I hope that you and your family are strengthen and comforted by the God of all comfort. 2 Corinthians, Chapter 1, verses 3 and 4.

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