Sarah Lou Bright Maines

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A remembrance and celebration service for Sarah Lou Bright Maines, 64 of Gladewater, Texas were held July 9 at White Oak Community Church located in White Oak, Texas. On June 29, 2018, we lost a loving wife and mother, faithful sister, caring friend, and devoted teacher. Sarah is survived by her two children, Matt Maines and wife, Shelli, of White Oak, Texas and Melissa Maines of Kilgore, Texas; grandchildren, Miller and Lawsyn Maines of White Oak, Texas; mother, Pearl Ethelene Bright of Natchitoches; sisters Beth Windham of Natchitoches and Rhonda Kuhlmann and husband Lee of Slidell. Sarah’s life was full of love and guided by the principles of teaching, service to others, and finding the good in all things. Sarah touched the lives of not only her family, but all those she impacted as a teacher, principal, and counselor at Overton, White Oak and Gladewater school districts throughout her 26 years in education. She was a patient and loving woman with a kind heart and endearing smile. In lieu of flowers, Sarah’s wishes were for donations to be made to Mana House in Gladewater, Texas; Mercy Manor in White Oak, Texas; Restoring Joy in Gladewater, Texas; or your local food pantry.

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