Parker spent years helping community

Former East Brewton mayor and county commissioner remembered for big heart

Ask 10 people to describe Lovelace Parker and all 10 responses would include a generous public servant who loved to help people and loved to hunt quail.

Hunter Lovelace Parker, 91, of East Brewton died Thursday, April 19, but will always be remembered for his big heart and love of people. Flags in East Brewton were flying at half staff in East Brewton Monday when Parker was laid to rest in Fort Crawford Cemetery.

A 1946 graduate of W.S. Neal High School in East Brewton, his first and last jobs were in the grocery business. He started his grocery store work for Dauphin Burgess and threw papers...