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Charles Parker, Founding Member Of AGA, Dies At 74

Mr. Charles P. Parker, one of the founding members of the Alabama Grocers Association and owner of Ozark Super Sav, died July 10 at his Grady, Alabama, home surrounded by loved ones. He was 74.

Mr. Parker was born March 22, 1941, in Brooks County, Georgia, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Oscar and Evelyn Henderson Parker. He was preceded in death by brothers Comer and Wallace Parker. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Elaine S. Parker; sons, Jeff (Terra) Parker and Todd (Patricia) Parker; daughters, Stephanie (Kacey) Mays, Brandy (Brian) Funderburg and Nicole Parker; grandchildren, Matthew (Nhi) Parker, Kaitlyn Parker, Madison Parker, Cody Garrett, Chase Garrett, Carson Garrett, Camryn Garrett, Bryson Funderburg, Bryleigh Funderburg, Brynna Funderburg and Patti Boeckle; great-grandson, Alex Parker; siblings, Mary Varnadoe, Cecil (Liz) Parker and Gerald (Burie) Parker; and father and mother-in-law, Edward and Betty Broadway.

In addition to helping found AGA, Mr. Parker served on the first board of directors of the organization. Ozark Super Sav is located on North Union Avenue in the town of Ozark. The store, according to the website, is Ozark’s only home-owned and operated independent grocery store.

Funeral services were held July 13. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Mr. Parker’s honor to Hills Chapel Methodist Church (c/o Betty Broadway, 7084 Hwy 94 Ramer, AL 36069).

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