Gregg County Volunteer Memorials
Sharon Swayne Pierce
Nov. 15, 1946 - Sept. 9, 2010
|Sharon was County Coordinator for 8 years and her passion for genealogy was fierce. She worked
passionately on Gregg County TXGenWeb to make it the best she possibly
could. She is greatly missed by many. Sharon gave countless hours gathering
information, typing, walking/transcribing cemeteries,
taking photographs, answering queries, and doing
anything she could to help make the Gregg County
TXGenWeb site as informative and helpful to
researchers as possible.
Memorial services for Sharon Pierce, 63, Gladewater, are scheduled
for 2 p.m. Sunday at Abundant Life Church, Bro. Mike McGuire officiated.
She was born Nov. 15, 1946. Mrs. Pierce died Sept. 9, 2010.
Survivors include her son of Gladewater; three daughters;
brother of Gladewater; sister of California; eleven grandchildren and
Services were under direction of Croley Funeral Home, Gladewater, TX.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on September 11, 2010
Maribeth Whittaker Buce
in the genealogical community as Maribeth Buce,
she was an avid cemetery "nut".
She and her friend Barbara Weiss read cemeteries
in more counties in the state of Texas than anyone
can remember, along with cemeteries in 13 different
states. She was generous to a fault with
her cemetery readings by posting them to Find-A-Grave,
Cemeteries of Texas (and numerous others) and
by telling everyone they were welcome to post
them online on their genealogy web sites.
Sadly, breast cancer has claimed her life here
on earth and has sent her home. She will
be missed by her family and many friends, and
the genealogical community has lost a very valuable
Maribeth Whittaker Edwards,
48, of Gilmer, passed away Friday, March
25, 2005, due to a long illness. Memorial
services will be 4 p.m. Sunday, March 27,
2005, in the Fellowship Bible Church, with the
Rev. Jim Johnson officiating.
Maribeth was born September 23, 1956, in Benton
Harbor, Mich., and grew up in Hobbs, N.M., where
she graduated from Hobbs High School.
She was also the co-owner of M&B Inventory
for the last nine years.
She is survived by her
husband, James W. Edwards, of Gilmer; daughter,
Vanessa Autry, of Sacramento, Calif.;
son, John Landrum, of Bridge City; father, Matthew
Whittaker, of Hobbs, N.M.; and two brothers,
of Hobbs, N.M. and Steven Paul Whittaker, of
Athens. She will be missed by all who
Memorials may be made
to the American Cancer Society, or to a favorite
charity. Please leave online condolences