ALICE, Texas – Billie Ruth Parker, 85, passed away April 24, 2011, in an Alice nursing home.  She was born June 7, 1925, in Donna, Texas, to Otha and Sylvia Acree.  She worked at the South Texas Auction Barn and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Alice.  Mrs. Parker was preceded in death by one son, David Wayne Parker, and her husband, Gerald B. Parker.

Survivors include one daughter, Nancy (Tommy) Jeffers of Alice; one son, Billy Gerald “Gerry” (Patricia) Parker of Flour Bluff; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011, at Holmgreen Mortuary.

Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Holmgreen Mortuary Chapel.  Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park.

Arrangements entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary.