Funeral services for Mary B. Kirkland, 79, of Brownwood, will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 9, 2009, at the New Life Assembly Church with Pastor Jeff Pieprzyca officiating. Interment will follow in Greenleaf Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Kirkland passed away Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, in Abilene.

Mary was born Feb. 6, 1930, in Alvarado, Texas, to Allen Dart and Cynthia Elizabeth (Goodrum) Carrol. She was married to Dave Kirkland on Jan. 24, 1953, in Brownwood, Texas, and worked as a seamstress at Brownwood Manufacturing for nine years. She was also a homemaker and a member of the New Life Assembly Church in Brownwood.

Mary is survived by her daughters, Sue Penny and husband John of Alvarado, and Karan Browne and husband Randy of Brownwood; a son, Jody Kirkland and wife Laura of Austin; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Velma Firm and her husband Andy of Fort Worth, and Anita Wallace and her husband Opie of Tulsa, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three brothers; and three sisters.

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