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Sally Parker Passes Away



It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of Sally Parker. Her family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Tri-State Exhibition Center. Sally will be so deeply missed by all who were lucky enough to know her. 
Her obituary is as follows:

Sally Minor Parker died peacefully at home Sunday, March 10, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Born November 13, 1925, in Batavia, New York, to the late Henry and Monica Hanley Minor, she attended Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.

While at Pine Crest School, she met and would later marry Daniel S. Parker of Janesville, Wisconsin. Together they raised four children in Janesville: Geoffrey, Steven, Jennifer, and Sarah. She was active in the Rock County 4-H program there when she was not busy entertaining friends and business guests of Parker Pen’s international affairs. 

When Dan was appointed as Administrator of the Agency for International Development during the Nixon and Ford Administrations, they moved to Washington, DC. Following this tenure, they moved to the Charleston, South Carolina, area until a divorce sent Sally back to her childhood love for horses. 

She established Cross Creek Farm in Cleveland, Tennessee, and was most active in the showing and producing of champion American Saddlehorses. She participated enthusiastically, effectively, and generously in the various organizations of that industry.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Jane and Ruth. Survivors are her four children Geoffrey and his wife Kearby of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida; Steven and his wife Linda of New York City; Jennifer of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and Sarah and her husband Josh Daniel of Isle of Palms, South Carolina; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and her brother Henry Minor of Vero Beach, Florida, and Canandaigua, New York.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 16th at the University Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The family will host a reception at Ms. Parker’s home following the service.

Funeral arrangements are being made through Walker’s Funeral Home in Chapel Hill.

Donations may be made to:
Tri-State Exhibition Center
200 Nature Trail
McDonald TN 37353.

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