Lucy Raley


Lucy Raley

Mrs. Lucy Parker Raley, 101, of Pine Bluff, died February 19, 2013. Born in Pine Bluff July 24, 1911, to the late Joseph K. and Daisy Ventnor Wood Parker, she grew up in Pine Bluff and Dallas, Texas, graduating from Pine Bluff High School.

She married Havis Raley April 4, 1944, in San Francisco, Calif., where she was living and he was serving in the US Navy. They returned to Pine Bluff where she worked at Raley’s House of Music for a time before resuming her career as a dietician at Conery’s Drug Store, where she worked for many years. Mr. Raley died in 1983.

Mrs. Raley was a member of First Christian Church where she was past Junior Department superintendent. She was past president of the Pine Bluff AARP chapter.

She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Marjorie Raley of Houston, Texas and Jo Ann Raley of Pine Bluff, and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a son, John Edward Hemmert.

Services are 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, at Ralph Robinson & Son with Reverend Mike Snell officiating. The family will receive friends after the service.

Memorials are requested to First Christian Church, 3911 S. Hazel, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603.

Online register: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com .