The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

March 8, 2013

Wanda Wallace

Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE — SULPHUR SPRINGS — A funeral service for Wanda Wallace, 74, of Cumby will be conducted in the Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home chapel at 2 p.m. today with Rev. Jim Moore, Rev. Harvey Snider and Rev. Richard Deteau officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City.  

Wanda Wallace passed away at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas the morning of March 6, 2013.  

She was born in Gober, on July 12, 1938, the daughter of Vernon T. and Birdie A. (Woods) Arterbury. She married Marshall Wallace in Durant, Okla., on May 17, 1976; he survives.  She was an executive director of Cumby Housing Authority and a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. She was president of Black Jack Grove Sisters for 15 years, church clerk for Cornerstone Baptist Church for 15 years, tax counselor for 36½ years, previous member of Lions Club of Cumby, real estate and insurance broker for 12 years, Cumby city judge for five years and a member of the city council of Cumby.

Other survivors include daughters Therisa Goodwin of Greenville, Mary Taylor and husband David of Orange and Teresa  Birchfield and husband Howard of Sulphur Springs; sons Vernon Wayne Melton and wife Shirley of Caddo Mills and Jimmy Wallace of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

She was preceded in death by her father; her mother, Birdie Fullenwider; sister Doris Soper; daughters Tammy Melton, Cora Lynn McAbee and Nancy McClure; son Roger Melton and a grandson, Randy McClure.  

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