Obituary: Debra Kay Heffington Parker

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Debra Kay "Debby" Heffington Parker, 57, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at Maury Regional Medical Center.

The Maury County native was the daughter of Raymond Lee Heffington of Mt. Pleasant and Mary Ellen "Blondie" Brewer Cellan of Columbia. She was a graduate of Hampshire High School. Mrs. Parker was a former secretary for NAHTOD Tool & Die in Dothan, Ala. She was full of life and love and was very attached to her dogs, Opal, Roxie and Coda. She was raised in the First Church of the Nazarene.

She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Merle Cellan.

She is survived by her husband, Vernon Glenn Parker of Lewisburg; son, Chris Allen of Columbia; father, Ray (Janice) Heffington of Mt. Pleasant; mother, Mary Ellen "Blondie" Brewer Cellan of Columbia; brother, Terry (Cheryl) Church of Columbia; granddaughter, Haley Madison Allen of Lewisburg; niece, Michelle (Chris) Leonard of Columbia; stepdaughter, Courtney Parker of Murfreesboro; four stepsisters, Wanda Stanfill of Mt. Pleasant, Tammi (Morris) Cole and Bonnie (Brett) Barfuss, all of Soda Springs, Idaho, and Debbie Doney of Utah; four stepbrothers, Eddie Prince of Mt. Pleasant, Gilbert (Janet) Cellan of Smithville, Utah, Sid (Janet) Cellan and Bruce (Brenda) Cellan, all of Soda Springs, Idaho; two great-nieces; one great-nephew; and several cousins, special relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Stephen Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Pet Pals of Maury County, P.O. Box 1623, Columbia, TN 38402 or The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.

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