Memorial services for Mary Lou Busby, age 65, of Early, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at Heartland Church, 2845 Highway 279, in Brownwood, with Pastor Ken Smith officiating.

    She passed away Sunday afternoon, Aug. 15, at a local nursing home.

    Mary was born Jan. 31, 1945, in Dallas, Texas, the daughter of the late Austin Sr. and Betty Lou (Cox) Swafford. She had lived in Early for three years, having moved from Red Oak, where she had taught Special Education for more than 30 years. Mary was a loving mother, grandmother and best friend.

    Survivors include her children, Paul and Starleen Cline of Brownwood, Anthony Ray Cline of Red Oak and Ronnie Wayne Cline of Early; grandchildren, Kevin Cline, Derick Cline, Nicky Cline, Brittany Cline, Chelsea Cline, Michael Eggia, Brandon Eggia, Melissa Morris, Ashley Cline, and Ronnie Cline Jr.; special grandchildren she was raising, Amber and Abby Poulter; 11 great-grandchildren; and brother, Austin Swafford Jr. and Virginia Groves

    In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her daughters, Melinda Lou Cline and Deanna Cline; sister, Patsy Rodda and brother-in-law, William Rodda.

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