back to home page
the news of iowa parkfeatures from around iowa park
weddings, anniversaries and more
local obituaries
columns and letters
sports from local athletes
award-winning photos
let us know
ipleader advertising resources
businesses around iowa park
iowa park churches
area groups
get your message to the people
the iowa park area
the town of friendly living
the best of schools
links of interest
iowa park's paper since 1969
the leader staff
give us a shout





Lawanda Joyce (Fuller) Merten
1948 - 2015

Lawanda Joyce (Fuller) Merten, 66, passed away Thursday, Jan. 1, in Iowa Park.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Thaxton, MS.

Joyce was born May 29, 1948, in Oxford, MS., to Winford Edwin Fuller and Zettie Eujean (Williams) Fuller. She was a high school graduate and worked in the insurance field for Cunningham and Lindsey. She married Edward Jessie Merten on Feb. 24, 1988 in Dallas.

She was preceded in death by her father and her husband.

Survivors include her mother, Jean Fuller of Thaxton, MS; a son, Gary Maynard, Jacksonville, NC; siblings, Theresa Fuller of Thaxton, MS; Ray Fuller of Wheeling, W.V.; Larry Fuller of Dallas; Harry Fuller of Fort Worth; Mark Fuller of Iowa Park; and Jeannette Robertson of Wichita, KS.; and four grandchildren.

Messages of condolence to the family may be left at

Copyright 2010,, llc, all rights reserved