JAMES EVERETT MARLER III
December 12, 1953-December 31, 2017
CLASS OF 1972

A true spark lit into the world on December 12, 1953 that turned out to be James Everett Marler
III. Betty Ina Smith Marler and James Everett Marler Jr. were the parents of Everett and were
part of a close knit clan in a small town named Colfax, LA. He had one sibling and her name is
Miriam Kay Marler Otts. While growing up, he and his four cousins would run around like a band of
wild Indians. His father would take him duck hunting in the pre-dawn hours. Everett was a
dedicated dove hunter. Everett’s parents moved to Gainesville, TX. Everett developed a strong
passion for basketball and was a starter in high school varsity. He also broke the state high jump
record in high school. Everett went to the University of Texas. He got his degree in business as an
entrepreneur. Everett’s father ran the Ford house in Gainesville and passed away during his last
semester of school. He managed to take care of the dealership, his mother, and finished his
degree. He then became the youngest ford dealer in the United States and ran the dealership
with his mother. This made him the third generation of his family to be a car salesman. He fell in
love at first sight with Carol Ann Barnes. Everett knew from the beginning that she was meant
for him and he was meant for her. He soon partnered with Jerry Barnes and ran Indian Oil
Company. Everett and his wife had two children then, Elizabeth Ann Marler (Reyna) and Erin
Everett Marler. He sold the dealership years later and created new opportunities. He was a born
salesman and founded a used car dealership in 1994. He then had a daughter named Jessica
Leann Marler. He has four grandchildren; Marley, Holden, Elijah, and Sawyer. The funeral service
is at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home at 10:00AM on Friday morning January 5, 2018. The
visitation is from 6:00PM to 7:30PM January 4, 2018 Thursday evening at the funeral home.
WANDA GAYLE "MAY"
YOUNGBLOOD
February 01, 1938
February 19, 2019
CLASS OF 1956
WANDA GAYLE "MAY" YOUNGBLOOD
February 01, 1938 - February 19, 2019
CLASS OF 1956

Graveside services for Wanda Gayle Youngblood, 81, of Clute, are set for 2:00 PM Saturday,
February 23, 2019 at the Fairview Cemetery Pavilion in Gainesville with the Rev. Larry
Kremling officiating. A visitation will be held at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home on
Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Wanda passed away on February 19, 2019 after a short hospital stay.

She was born to Larry and Lena May in Cooke County, TX on February 1, 1938. She married
her high school sweetheart, Kenneth Mearl Youngblood, in 1955, and they were married 58
years before he died in 2013.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and baby daughter Deborah Kay.

She is survived by her sister Sue Cullum and her husband Don, daughter Rhonda and her
husband David Hearne, daughter Lesia Youngblood, granddaughter Katie Hearne, and
grandson Kevin Hearne and his wife MK.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the American Lung Association.