Carolyn Horner, age 96, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Oct. 3, 2011 at Baylor All Saints in Fort Worth, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Ward Hayes officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Carolyn was born Aug. 12, 1915, in Club Springs, Tennessee in Smith County to John Wayman Bellar and Carrie Mae Farrell. She grew up on a tobacco farm in Bellar Holler, Tennessee. Her family moved to La Junta, CO when she was 11 in March 1926. She met Rex Ernest Horner in high school in La Junta, CO. They married on Aug. 28, 1935. After many transfers with the Santa Fe Railroad, they remained in Sweetwater after Rex retired. She had a heart of gold. She was loving and caring. She was the epitome of everything a mother and grandmother should be.
She is survived by one brother, Doug Bellar of La Junta, Colorado; two sons, John Kenneth Horner and wife Linda of Morgan Hill, CA and Byron Rex Horner and wife Betty of Saratoga, CA; one daughter, Marian Kay Hancock and husband Dain of Fort Worth, Texas; nine grandchildren, Liz Horner Woollen and husband Mark, Mary Horner Sperry and husband Paul, Douglas Horner and wife Nadine, Clifford Horner and wife Melissa, Jeff Horner and wife Trina, Cathy Horner, Jennifer Horner Robbins and husband Scott, Steve Horner and wife Sabrina, all of California and Melissa Robinson of Texas; 12 great-grandchildren, Laura Woollen, Samantha Woollen, Collin Sperry, Gregory Sperry, Cynthia Sperry, Audrey Sperry, Tyler Sperry, Rex Horner, Haley Horner, Wyatt Horner, Matthew Horner, Wyatt Miller and a great-granddaughter due in December.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Wayman and Carrie Mae (Farrell) Bellar; husband, Rex Horner; and two brothers, Gerald Bellar and Bill Bellar.
Pallbearers will be Deacons of Trinity Baptist Church.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011from 6-7:30 p.m.