The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


January 3, 2014

Dora Marie Hortman Quarles

Funeral services for Dora Marie Hortman Quarles, 84, of Elkhart, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at First Baptist Church Elkhart, with the Rev. Bill Gernenz officiating. Burial will follow in Garden of Memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster.

Mrs. Quarles passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Cartmell Home for the Aged.

She was born Feb. 9, 1929 in Elkhart, to Marvin Claude Hortman and Helen G. McKinney Hortman.

She was a bookkeeper and a member of First Baptist Church Elkhart. She was also a member of the WMU, Sassy Chicks, former PTA member, and was an avid bowler and square dancer.

Mrs. Quarles was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Billy Quarles; sisters, Bessie Scroggins, Bulah Gilcrease, Jewel Rainey and Martha Dunham; brothers, Junior and Elbert Hortman.

She is survived by her sons, Norman Quarles and wife Janice of Houston, Paul Quarles and wife Terry of Round Rock, and Jon Quarles of Houston; brother, Marion Hortman and wife Kathleen of Elkhart; favorite granddaughter, Kelly Quarles; grandsons, LCpl Casey Quarles USMC, Neil Quarles and Keanan Quarles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Casey Quarles, Neil Quarles, Kenneth Shipper, Darrell Hortman, Jack Wayne Dickey and Gene Ruhman.

A special thank you for Bobby and Myrna Stovall, for all of their loving care.

Condolence calls will be received two hours before the service at First Baptist Church Elkhart.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the First Baptist Church Elkhart building fund.

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