Ella Marie Arbaugh Parker Burroughs Petry

Woodbridge, VA-Ella Marie Arbaugh Parker Burroughs Petrey, 87, formerly of Meadow Creek, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Mount Vernon Nursing Home, Alexandria, VA, following a long illness.

Born Aug. 27, 1926, in Alderson, she was the daughter of the late Otie Everett and Maude Sweetwood Arbaugh.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Henry D. “Jr.” Parker, Jr.; two brothers, Roy Arbaugh and Robert Arbaugh; and two sisters, Dorothy Craddock and Pauline Addleman.

Over the years Marie lived in West Virginia and the DC Metropolitan Area. She retired in 1988, having worked most of her life in retail, with most of that time at Woodward & Lothrop Department Store in Northern Virginia. Marie absolutely loved music, dancing and bingo, and was always a huge fan of the Washington Redskins. She was also a member of the Moose Lodge.

Survivors include: three children, Barbara McDonald and husband Ron of Woodbridge, VA, William “Chuck” Parker and wife Sharon of Spotsylvania, VA and Sheila Knotts and husband Greg of Stafford, VA; eight grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, with Pastor Rick Duncan officiating.

Burial will follow in the Fletcher Addition of the Alderson Cemetery, Alderson.

Friends may call Friday, Jan. 17 from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.


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