Neoma Burge Parker, 85, of Cave City, Ark., died Oct. 17, 2007, at his home. She was born Dec. 6, 1921, at Cave City, the daughter of William Rufus and Nancy Ann (Porterfield) Burge.
She graduated from Cave City High School in 1940, graduated from Drury College in Springfield, Mo., in 1963, was a retired elementary school teacher and a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City where she was a member of Lydia Circle.Survivors include: two sisters-in-law, Eunice Burge and Nellie Goodwin both of Cave City; five nephews, Ron Burge of Cave City, Justin Burge of Batesville, Paul D. Burge of Mission, Texas, W. Duane Burge Jr. and David Burge both of Utah; 11 nieces, Wilma Trout of Star City, Mona Stoneham and Renda Reynolds both of Batesville, Darlene Houchen of Maumelle, Donna Lambert of Florida, Shirley Coleman, Linda Saxey, Louise Perry and Carol Butterfield all of Utah, Anna Lee Carreiro and Delois Burge both of Cave City; several great-nieces; and great-nephews; cousins; and a host of other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by; her parents; her husband, Clifford Parker; an infant son, Clifford Darrell Parker; six brothers, Ernest N. Burge, Emmett E. Burge, Truman E. Burge, Doyle R. Burge, Cleo E. Burge and Willard Duane Burge; one sister, Gola M. Kunkle; and one nephews, Thomas Burge.Funeral services were held Oct. 20 at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City with Bro. Ron Canard and Bro. Nathan Rogers officiating. A graveside service followed in the Oaklawn Cemetery located at Highway 63 and Lanton Road at West Plains, Mo. Arrangements were under the direction of the Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.Pallbearers were Tommie Masner, Donald Stout, Wayne Goodman, Dennis Smith, Jim Smith and David Sneed.