Debra Birch

Memorial services for Debra Birch, age 60, of Lake Jacksonville are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, with the Rev. Vicki Griffin officiating.

Arrangements are under direction of Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

Mrs. Birch passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Jacksonville.

She was born April 27, 1952, in Columbus, Ohio.

Mrs. Birch was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, a retired Region 7 school teacher, member of Jacksonville Rotary Club and was active with HOPE in Jacksonville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Choice Larue and Leolia Owen.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Birch of Lake Jacksonville; sons, Adam Thomas Noell of Dallas and Ryan Noell of Surfside Beach, S.C.; brother, Rick Owen of Gun Barrel City; sister, Marty Goff of Omaha, Neb.; and granddaughter Nivia Noell.

Visitation with the family will follow the memorial service.

Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Nov. 21, 2012