DeKALB, Texas—Linda Walker, 63, of New Boston, Texas, died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at her home.

Mrs. Walker was born Oct. 16, 1949, in Texarkana. She was an employee of Sunny Acres Nursing Center, DeKalb, and New Boston Health Care Center and a member of Plantation Baptist Church, DeKalb. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Walker, in 2007; and one son, Buddy James Walker.

Survivors include one daughter, Mona Freeman of New Boston; one son, David Walker of Pittsburg, Texas; three brothers, Bobby and Gary Barker of Texarkana and Larry Walker of New Boston; four sisters, Betty Riley, Donita Porier and Darla Barker of Texarkana and Gwin Owens of Oklahoma; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday in Woodstock Cemetery, New Boston, with Robby Bates officiating. Burial will be under direction of Bates Family Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Linda Barker Walker Memorial Fund c/o Linda Wyse, 1020 W. Front St., DeKalb, TX 75559.

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Published: 03/30/2013