Holly Lynn Baldwin

Services for Holly Lynn Baldwin, 45, of LaRue are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at New York Baptist Church with the Rev. Olin Bowles and the Rev. Joshua Wilken officiating.

Burial will follow in New York Cemetery under direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.

Holly passed away Dec. 3, 2012, in Tyler after a valiant fight with cancer.

She was born April 29, 1967, in Athens and had resided in the New York community most of her life. She attended LaRue Baptist Church. Following graduation from Brownsboro High School, Holly earned her associates degree at Trinity Valley Community College and a bachelor's degree at The University of Texas at Tyler. She was a loyal and dedicated teacher for 22 years at LaPoynor ISD and loved all of her second and third grade students and fellow teachers. Holly loved spending time with her family and anything outdoors such as hunting and fishing, as well as, vacationing, shopping and going out with her friends.

She was preceded in death by grandparents J.N. and Fay Cockerham, Canton, Clark and Opal Howeth, LaRue.

Holly is survived by her husband, Heath Baldwin, LaRue; children, Tanner Burch and Cade Baldwin, LaRue; parents, Larry and Judy Howeth, LaRue; brother, Tandy Howeth and wife Jill, Palmer; and nephews, Cole and Lane Howeth, Palmer.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Allen, Marvin Miller, Neill Gray, Derek Cockerham, Mike Baldwin and Jake Foster.

Honorary pallbearers will be Cole Howeth, Lane Howeth, Bill Mayes, Kenneth Gauntt, John Brindley, Jared Cockerham, Mark Baldwin and John Ellison.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

If desired, memorials may be made to The Hospice of East Texas Foundation, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, 75701.

The family would like to thank Holly's LaPoynor ISD family for all of its support during her illness.

You may leave a message of condolence or light a memorial candle for the family at www.carroll-lehr.com

Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Dec. 5, 2012