Betty Marie Alford Marberry, 72, was received into her heavenly home on June 10, 2016 after a valiant battle with cancer. Her devotion to her family and firm belief in God supported her through the struggle and ultimately gave her peace.
Betty will be buried in San Augustine, Texas at the Liberty Hill Cemetery immediately following her services on Monday, June 13, 2016 at Martinsville Baptist Church at 10:00 a.m. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.
Betty was born to the late Hoyt Alford and OraLee Norwood Alford Dumas, in San Augustine, Texas on September 18, 1943. She graduated Magna Cum Lade in 1992 from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She used her skills as a nurse to care for both her family and the community through many dedicated years of service in the nursing field with rehabilitation and hospice patients. Nursing was something that Betty prided herself in doing; she always put the needs of others above her own and will be missed by many.
Betty was blessed with a large and loving family. She married her best friend, Robert L. Marberry, on November 26, 1982 in Del Rio, Texas. They raised three beautiful children with love, kindness and patience. Betty loved her family fiercely and without fail she was always there to provide guidance, forgiveness, unconditional love and a support to her family in everything that they encountered and set out to accomplish.
Betty is survived by her husband, Robert L. Marberry of Waterman, Texas and their children; daughter, Brandi Butler of Gary and sons, James Butler of Center and Marlin and wife Kelly Butler of Huffman. Her grandchildren include: Wendy and husband William Brandenburg, Crystal Swanzy, Erin and husband Brett Scarber, Madison Butler, Jaxon Butler and Karly Ishmael. Her great-grandchildren include: Carter, Will, Elizabeth and Robert Levi Brandenburg, Zachary Swanzy, Joshua Berry and Christian Johnson. She is also survived by her Mother, OraLee Norwood Alford Dumas, her sister Sherry and husband Walter Kroboth of Lufkin, Texas. In addition to immediate family she is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, her Martinsville Baptist Church family and friends.
Betty is preceded in death by her father, Hoyt Jackson Alford.
Pallbearers will be William Brandenburg, Jim Tucker, Jimmy Phillips, Brett Scarber, Keith Swearingen and Hoyt Nutt.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made in Betty’s honor to the Martinsville Baptist Church building fund.