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Joyce Ann Barrett

August 2, 2013

Joyce Ann Barrett, 78, of Coahoma died July 31, 2013, in her home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Coahoma Cemetery.

She was born March 11, 1935, to parents Samuel Hicks and Ruby Elliott in Coahoma, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Barrett Sr.; and brothers, Roger Hicks and Bobby Hicks.

Joyce graduated from Coahoma High School in 1952. After high school, she worked as a bookkeeper for various companies for more than 50 years. She surrounded herself with family and friends. She loved to prepare food, whether it was for family or her community and was best known for her homemade ice cream. Her hobbies included decorating, collecting recipes, cookbooks, playing the piano and reading.

She is survived by a daughter, Lynda Long of Coahoma; sons, Dale Holder and wife Debbie of Overton and Dean Holder of Lubbock; her brothers, Henry Hicks of Lubbock and Ricky Hicks of Coahoma; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at

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