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Bernice Markovic

Funeral services for Bernice Gill Markovic, age 96 of Mount Vernon, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Hagansport with Rev. Jimmy Rogers officiating. Burial was in the Hagansport Cemetery.  
Mrs. Markovic was born on Sept. 26, 1916 in the Hagansport Community the daughter of Wright Gill and Fannie Henry. She married John Markovic on Dec. 26, 1945 in Mount Vernon. Mrs. Markovic was a school teacher in the Dallas ISD for over thirty-seven years. She graduated from Mount Vernon and received her bachelor’s degree from East Texas State Teachers College. She was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.  
She died Sunday, March 17 at Mission Manor Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2003, her parents, two brothers Ray and Walton Ottinger and three sisters, Nell Smithey, Lorene Woodbridge and Minnie L. Rowden.  
She is survived by her nephews, Thomas Rowden of Hagansport, Jerry Ottinger of Paris, niece, Carla Abrams of Allen, and great-nephew Jimmy Ward of Fresno, Calif.