Sonya Gayle Ebarb


Sonya Gayle Ebarb, 61, of Carthage, Texas, passed away on Saturday morning, May 14, 2022, in Longview, Texas. She was born on December 8, 1960, in Shreveport, Louisiana. 

Sonya graduated from Center High School with the class of 1979. She moved to Carthage in 1984, from Center and worked at Farmers State Bank until her retirement. Sonya married Curtis LeRoy Ebarb on April 8, 2017, at Still Waters Cowboy Church in Carthage where she was a member. She was preceded in death by her mother, Janis Youngblood Doggett and her daughter, April Michelle Parker.

She is survived by: 
Her father, Tommy Doggett of Center

Husband, Curtis Ebarb of Carthage

Son, Christopher “Joey” Parker of Carthage

Daughter-in-love, Alesia Shubert of Carthage

Father of her children, John Parker of Center

Christopher John Parker
Michaela LeAnne Parker
Ethan Lee Parker

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Matt Comer officiating. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home prior to the funeral service. 

Pallbearers are Mark Harris, David Lungren, Richard Williams, John Parker, Danny Cranford, and Matthew O’Brien. Honorary pallbearers are Dean Ebarb and Brian Cumbi.

Memorials may be made to the Panola County Cancer Coalition, Inc., P.O. Box 70, Carthage, Texas 75633.

A guestbook may be signed online at