West Orange

Mary E. Bearden Collier, 75, of West Orange, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, at her home.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City with Mr. Bill Moore officiating.

Born in Normangee, Texas on Aug. 3, 1935, Mary was the daughter of Edward Frank and Huldie Ann (LeRoy) Bearden. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Allen Collier; and sisters, Faye Evans and Ruby Nell Newby.

Mary is survived by her children, Lonnie Wayne Bearden of Griffin, Ga., Debra Ann Wade of Orange, and Mary Alice Parker of Stowell; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Carrol Eugene Bearden; and sister, Shirley Ann Culley.