Moultrie Observer


April 6, 2012

Merita Parker McFarland

MOULTRIE — Merita Parker McFarland, 81, of Moultrie, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at Unihealth at Magnolia Manor South.

Graveside rites will be 2 p.m., Saturday, April 7, at Westview Cemetery with the Rev. Shane Ashley officiating.

Born Oct. 30, 1930, in Moultrie, she was the daughter of the late Barney Parker and Ethel Collier Parker Maxwell. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jasper McFarland; three brothers, Ernest, Gene and Heyward; and a grandchild, Stanley Matthews.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda McFarland Simpson and husband Wally of Bartow, Fla.; two sons, Don McFarland and wife Juanita of Moultrie and Bill McFarland and wife Sue of Clairmont, Ga.; four grandchildren, Shelley Matthews Maldonado and husband Rudy of Lakeland, Fla., K.K. Simpson of Bartow, Fla., John McFarland and wife Jade of Norman Park and Jessica Hewett and husband Chad of Doerun; seven great-grandchildren, Bryan Matthews, Brandon Crispell and Stephen Maldonado, all of Lakeland, Fla., K.C. Simpson and wife Carrie of Lithia, Fla., Mollie Grace Hewett and Taylor Hewett, both of Doerun and Maxx McFarland of Norman Park; and one great-great-grandchild, Hunter Simpson of Lithia, Fla.

The family will greet friends at the cemetery, immediately following the graveside service.

The family may be contacted at the home of Don and Juanita McFarland, 215 Westwoods Drive in Moultrie.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cobb Funeral Chapel.

Please leave condolences to the family at

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