Mary Lou Propes Parker

Mary Lou Propes Parker, 82, of Mountain City, passed away March 15, 2016, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. 

Mary was born in Anderson, South Carolina, in 1933 and was the daughter of Mary H. Propes and Fred J. Propes. She was raised by her uncle, Joseph H. Yates, and aunt, Mattie N. Yates.

Mary loved attending church at the First Assembly of God of Clayton. She also enjoyed singing in church. She loved being with her family, especially her great-grandchildren. She was a loving mother and grandmother and had a kind, compassionate, caring heart. She will be greatly missed by her family.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Wilburn Parker; the siblings with whom she was raised, Carmel Yates, Jack Yates, Mattie Yates Reed and Carol Jean Yates. She was also preceded in death by other siblings in the Propes family.

Mary is survived by two daughters, Donna Speed and husband Boyce of Tiger, Carol J. Parker of Mountain City; one granddaughter, Wendy Mullis and husband Travis; three great-grandchildren Chaz Mullis, Maddie Mullis and Jared Mullis; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family received friends Thursday, March 17, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. at Beck Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 18, 2016, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Beck Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jeff Houston officiating. 

A graveside committal service was held Friday, March 18, 2016, at 3 p.m. at the Murrayville Assembly of God Cemetery on Bark Camp Road, Murrayville.

Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, was in charge of the arrangements. An online memorial register book is available at

The Clayton Tribune, March 24, 2016

The Clayton Tribune

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