Martha Elizabeth Boren
















Martha Elizabeth Boren, 66, of Carthage, TX, passed away on Tuesday night, March 26, 2019, in Tyler. Martha Elizabeth Harvey Boren was born on June 12, 1952, in Center, TX to the late Burtis Owen and Annie Elizabeth Briery Harvey. She graduated from Gary High School with the class of 1970. She attended Panola College and Stephen F. Austin State University where she earned a Bachelor of Business degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Education. She married Dewey Wesley Boren on Aug. 28, 1971, in Carthage. Mrs. Boren began her working career at Panola General Hospital and later at the Panola County Courthouse. She also worked for a period of time as the Director for the local Camp Fire Girls organization. In 1991, she began teaching at Tenaha I.S.D. and later became the Director of Academics. Mrs. Boren lived her lifetime in Panola County where she was a devoted member of the First Freewill Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Mary and a sister-in-law, Yvonne Harvey.


Survivors include her loving husband of 47 years, Wesley Boren of Carthage; daughter, Lesley Boren on Brownwood; brothers, Wayne Harvey of Longview and Owen Harvey and wife Rhonda of Buna; aunts, Esther Harvey of Garrison, Sueann Harvey of Longview, and Jean Watson of San Jose, CA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many friends.


A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2019, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bob Scott and Pastor Shane King officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.


Pallbearers are Gary Alford, Bruce Johnson, Jr., Emmet Harvey, Jimmy Price, Bud Howell, and Chad Nations.


Memorials may be made to the First Freewill Baptist Church, 4153 NW Loop, Carthage, TX 75633.


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