Mrs. Margaret Anita Parker Dees Allen, of Trumann died Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the family residence in Trumann at the age of 57 years, 6 months and 17 days. She was born on Tuesday, August 9, 1955 in Jonesboro, Ark., to the late Luther Aries Baker and Emma Louise Wadlington Black. She had lived in Trumann the past 26 years and was a homemaker and a member of the River of Life Church in Judsonia, Ark. Mrs. Allen was a member of Magna Carter Dames, was a daughter of the American Revolution Thomas Wadlington, United Daughters of the Confederacy Francis Marion Wadlington, Cobbs Company Kentucky, The Sovereign Colonial Society. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Daniel Eugene Dees and Alford Lee Parker, one sister, Carolyn Marie Black, one brother, Richard Henry Black and her parents.
She is survived by one daughter, Tina Parker Jones of Trumann; three sons, Robert Parker of Galien, Mich., Billy Parker and David Parker both of Trumann; six brothers, Howard Lee Baker of Galien, Mich., Luther Allen Baker of Buchanan, Mich., Michael Anthony Black of Newport, Ark., and Marshall Wayne Black of Berrien Springs, Mich., Gary and Diane Matney of Trumann and Mike Matney of Florida; three sisters, Bettie Louise Lowery of Stevensville, Mich., Sandra Kaye Baker of Crossville, Tenn., and Lynda Day of Las Vegas; Nev., 12 grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann. Burial will follow in Holly Springs Cemetery near Harrisburg.
Pallbearers will be Tina Parker, Robert Parker, David Parker, Steve (Buba) Cook, Jr., Howard Baker, Mark Black and Billy Parker. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Jones, Leo Spray, Scott Miles and Joe Barker.
Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann.
An online guest book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.