Sarah Ingram Parker

January 18, 1928 - May 24, 2011
Sarah Ingram Parker

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Sarah Ingram Parker, 83, of Fletcher, and formerly of Lenoir, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011.

Born in Lenoir, NC, she was the daughter of the late Pearl M. and Joseph T. Ingram. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Henry ìHankî Stuart Parker III.

Mrs. Parker received her degree in music from Greensboro College and was a piano teacher and performer. She participated with the Music Club of Lenoir and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lenoir.

She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Henry S. Parker of Fletcher; her daughter, Patty Cobbett and husband, Bobby, of Lake Lure; her son, H. Stuart Parker, Jr. and wife, Susan, of Raleigh; grandchildren, Scott Elmore and Rebecca Elmore, both of Asheville, and Ashley Parker of Raleigh; great-grandson, Jackson Elmore; sister, Ann Whisnant of Virginia; and three nieces and one nephew.

A graveside service will be held at 11 AM Saturday at Belleview Cemetery in Lenoir with a service immediately following at the First United Methodist Church of Lenoir. The Reverend Jamie Armstrong will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 309 Church St, NW

Lenoir, N.C. 28645.


Saturday, May 28, 2011
12:00 AM

Belleview Cemetery - Directions
345 Finley Avenue
Lenoir, NC 28645

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  • May 27, 2011
    Nancy Dreckman says:
    I will miss Sarah's warmth, smiles, and love.

  • May 27, 2011
    Stan Dreckman says:
    Oh, how we will miss her! Few people in this world make others feel so good about themselves. She had a gift. Terry Lydon - my traveling buddy from 40 years ago - sends his very best.

  • May 27, 2011
    Katie Fucito says:
    One of the nicest people I've ever known. She made me feel so welcome when I moved to Lenoir. I'll never forget her warmth and kindness -- or her.

  • May 27, 2011
    John Coffey says:
    I was saddened to hear of Sarah's passing. She was my very first piano teacher, and she taught me so much, and managed to kindle in me the fire to become a pianist myself. Today, after all these years of study and a Master of Music degree from Juilliard, I am proud to have known her and studied with her. She shall not be forgotten by me, as long as I am living!

  • May 28, 2011
    Chris Berry says:
    I took piano from Ms Parker for 3 years in Lenoir, and am saddened to hear of her passing. She was an excellent teacher and genuinely nice person. I know she will be missed.