Athens Review, Athens, Texas

February 24, 2014

Gloria Martin

The Athens Review

Athens — ATHENS – Services for Gloria Martin, 79, of Athens are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with Dr. Paul R. Sherwood and Dr. C. William McNatt officiating.

Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

 Mrs. Martin passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 at home.

She was born October 19, 1934 in Laneville to the late Jimmy Hollis and Omie Harriett Johnson Barron. Gloria moved to Athens in 1983 and was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She was a graduate of Tyler Junior College. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Gloria was preceded in death by her late husband Wayne Martin on February 17, 2012 and infant sister Virginia Barron.

Survivors include daughters Jackie Barkley, Longview, son Jack Douglas Barkley and wife Beth, Athens, stepdaughters Randi Karen Blount and husband Jim, Round Rock, Kristi Leigh Martin, Dallas, brother Gene Barron, Laneville, grandson Jack Travis Barkley, Athens, stepgrandchildren Adam Blount and Alexandria K. Blount, both of Round Rock

Pallbearers will be Gene Barron, Jim Blount, Jack Barkley, Dana Bush, Garrett Blount, J. D. Barkley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Plus, 627 S. Palestine, Athens, Texas 75751 or First Presbyterian Church, P O Box 927, Athens, Texas 75751.

Our deep gratitude is extended to Connie and Hospice Plus and Lisa Farmer for the loving care given to our mother.

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