Get Breaking News

Enter your email address to sign up.

Receive special offers from
Originally published: 2012-12-12 10:33:26
Last modified: 2012-12-12 10:33:26

Joan Ruth Parlier

Joan Ruth Parlier, 78, of Joe Parlier Road, Elk Park, passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 9, 2012 at her home.

Born in Detroit, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Otto and Margaret Griffith Waldecker. Parlier was a member of Beech Mountain Baptist Church and a homemaker.

She is survived by her children, Arnold Parlier and wife, Brenda, of Granite Falls, Charles Parlier and wife, Willa Deane, of Mountain City, Sandra Parlier of Elk Park, James Parlier of West Jefferson, Linda Biggs and husband, Gary, of Elk Park, and Jeff Parlier and wife, Sondra, of Morganton; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; one brother; Richard Waldecker of Michigan; and two sisters; Gerry Riley and Delores Tyson, both of Michigan.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sanford Arnold Parlier, one son, Joe Parlier; four brothers, Ernie, Russell, Lawrence, and Edward Waldecker; and three sisters, her twin, Jean Miller Lamothe, Kathryn Oliver and Florence Murray; and two granddaughters, Shannon and Donna Kay Mynes.

Funeral services for Parlier will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at the Beech Mountain Baptist Church. Officiating will be by the Rev. Dennis Church and the Rev. David Burnop. Burial will follow in the Beech Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be shared with the Parlier family at

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Parlier family.

We apologize, comments cannot be made on this particular topic.