Sharon Swayne Pierce
Sharon had a passion for genealogy that was fierce. She worked passionately on Upshur County TXGenWeb to make it the best she possibly could. She is greatly missed by many.
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 one great-grandchild.
Services were under direction of Croley Funeral Home, Gladewater, TX.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on September 11, 2010
Maribeth Whittaker Buce
September 23, 1956 - March 25, 2005
Known 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 asset.
Maribeth wrote this for her bio on Find-A-Grave:
Don't remember when I first got interested in old graveyards but
I love the history you can find in them. It is so nice to have this
site where you can go "visiting" everyday, rain or shine!!
Thanks to everyone who contributes to this wonderful site!!
My best friend and business partner, Barbara Weiss, helps me with
the recording of the information, she loves old graveyards as much
as I do. Many thanks to Barb for all her help!!
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
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, Michael Whittaker, of Hobbs, N.M. and Steven Paul Whittaker, of Athens. She will
be missed by all who loved her.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer
Society, or to a favorite charity. Please leave online condolences