Macon County Chronicle

Murder-Suicide: Sheriff's Dept. Finds Couple in Home

A husband and wife are dead after an apparent murder/suicide Sunday night, January 8th, at 1765 Green Grove Road in western Macon County.

Confirmed dead at the scene were Dean Parker, age 81, and his wife, 61-year-old Sandra Jones Parker.

Sheriff Mark Gammons said they received a call at 5:43 p.m. from concerned family members and the department responded to their residence for a welfare check, where they discovered the couple inside of their home, dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

Medical investigator, Steve Jones, pronounced the couple deceased at 6:00 p.m.

“We have never been to this home on a domestic call and the family members were shocked over the circumstances of their deaths,” stated Sheriff Gammons.

Funeral services for Andy Dean Parker are scheduled to be conducted on Wednesday, January 11th, at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Elder G.W. Knight and Elder Walter Andrews officiating. Interment will follow in the Eulia Cemetery. Alexander Funeral Home, in charge of arrangements.

Funeral services for Sandra Jones Parker will be conducted from the Eulia Church on Wednesday, January 11th at 11:00 a.m. by Bro. Terrance Pryor and Bro. Jerry Watson with burial to follow in the Eulia Cemetery. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, in charge of arrangements.