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Verna Louise Martin of Athens, Texas passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017. She was born in Pampa, Texas on September 16, 1929 to Earl and Verna Marie Barnard. She was an educator for 40 years, and finished her career as a recruiter at Tyler Junior College.
Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her husband Hugh Edward Martin, her parents and brother Duane Barnard.
She is survived by: her son, James Martin and wife Lynda; grandchildren, Maegan Martin, Chayce Martin, Dewayne Stewart, Melanie Montgomery; five great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Shirley Barnard; nieces and nephews, David Barnard and wife Teresa, Sherri Stone and husband Tim, Darrell Barnard and wife Emily.
Visitation will be at 1 p.m. prior to the service. Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Monday, July 24, 2017 at Autry's Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Fondren officiating. A private family interment will follow at Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Autry's Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.
Published on July 20, 2017
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