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Kenneth Ray Parker, 63, of New Hill, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2022, at his home.

Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at New Elam Christian Church with Rev. Ed Earp officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

He was born in Chatham County, son of the late Atlas and Lola Mae Tart Parker. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Linda Parker Lee; and brothers, Preston Parker and Mack Parker. He was a member of New Elam Christian Church, and he worked many years in cosmetics, retiring from Coty.

Surviving is his wife, Karen Stephenson Parker of the home; sisters, Hilda P. Nelson of Sophia, Joyce P. Smith of Broadway, Sue P. Diggs of New Hill, and Anne P. Sears of Sanford; brothers, Tim Parker of New Hill, and Gordon Parker of Moncure,

Memorial contributions can be made to the New Elam Christian Church, Golden Account, c/o Marie Wimberly, 491 Buckroe Drive, Sanford, N.C. 27330 or to UNC Hospice, 287 East St., Suite 221, Pittsboro, N.C. 27312.

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