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Vida Pearl Parker, 94
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Mrs. Vida Pearl Parker, 94, of Rock Island passed from this life on Wednesday, June 2, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.

Mrs. Vida was born on Tuesday, March 29, 1927 in the Rock River community of Van Buren County. She was the daughter of the late James Irving Hillis and the late Maggie Gillentine Hillis.

Vida was a homemaker and retired from Genesco Corp. and attended Harmony Church of Christ. She also served in the Cedar Grove Community Club and the FCE Club.

Vida is survived by one son, James Allan Parker and wife Ann of Spencer, one brother Walter Hillis and wife Madalyn of the Cedar Grove community, several special nephews, nieces, sister-in-law Mayme Hillis and special friend Barbara Hall of Texas.

She was preceded in death by husband, Alvia “Al” Parker Jr, son Audie Dean Parker, sister Juanita Hillis, five brothers and sisters-in-laws, Karl and Jeanette Hillis, Earl and Cecile Hillis and Virginia Hillis, John and Elizabeth Hillis, Wince and Linda Hillis, Parker and Faye Hillis and Mayme Hillis.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Crain Hill Cemetery with Bob McCoy officiating. Interment will be at Crain Hill Cemetery in Spencer. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Crain Hill Building Fund or the Cemetery Fund. The family requests masks be worn at the graveside service. Online condolences may be made at

Gardens of Memory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 4, 2021