Martha Parker Umphlette

Published 8:12 am Saturday, July 17, 2021

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Martha Parker Umphlette, 94, a Suffolk, VA native and long-time Outer Banks resident, died peacefully at her home on April 29, 2020. Martha was the daughter of the late Robert E. Parker Sr. and Jamie Duke Parker of Suffolk. She was a successful businesswoman for many years as the owner of Ocean Side Court and The Chalet Gift Shop in Nags Head, NC. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Raby Umphlette; parents; brother, Robert E. Parker Jr.; and granddaughter, Jessica Moyer.

Martha is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Johnson; son, William S. Johnson; six grandchildren, Jamie Kutlick (Cory), Christopher Moyer (Naomi), Robbie Johnson (Allison), Colin Moyer (Alicia), Katie Salinas (Mike), and Craig Moyer (Alli). She was extremely proud of her great-grandchildren, Lydia Moyer, Peter Moyer, Izzy Johnson, Dean Johnson, Caffrey Moyer, Grayson Salinas, and Sinatra Moyer.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Tim Rawls officiating. Condolences may be registered online at

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