Prominent Kingston community member Rachel Rose Parker died Thursday.
She was 96.
The wife of the late J.C. “Babe” Parker, who was a Kingston banker and longtime county historian, she shared her husband’s passion for history.
She served on the Roane County Heritage Commission and playing a role in restoring the old Roane County Courthouse.
Parker, a member of the Avery Trace Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, once ran for mayor of Kingston. She also served on the Kingston Regional Planning Commission.