|Creator:||Parker, Byron Ashley, d. 2001|
|Title:||Byron Ashley Parker papers|
|Quantity:||0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)|
Byron Ashley Parker was sentenced to death for the murder of Christy Ann Griffith in Douglas County on or about June 1, 1984. He was excecuted by lethal injection on December 11, 2001.
Bettie M. Sellers is a noteworthy author, poet and literary advocate. A native of Griffin, Georgia, she taught in the English Department of Young Harris College from 1965 to 1996. Sellers was named Georgia Author of the Year in 1979 by the Dixie Council of Authors and Journalists. She was named Poet of the Year in 1992 by American Pen Women. In 1997 she was named poet laureate of Georgia by Governor Miller and served until 2000.
The collection consists of correspondence between Byron Ashley Parker and Bettie M. Sellers, two complete volumes of poems and stories written by Byron Parker, photographs of Parker with family and friends, and miscellaneous documents from Parker's legal appeal and memorial services.
Arranged in chronological order.
Byron Ashley Parker papers, MS 3189. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
For related materials on death row inmates in Georgia in this repository, see: MS 3186 Wayne Felker-Jan Burden papers MS 3193 Tracy Lee Housel papers MS 3106 Terry Mincey papers MS 3187 Carl Isaacs papers MS 3266 Carole Butcher papers