Merle Givens, 62, of Brady, died Friday, Dec. 14 in Brady. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, Don Ziriax officiating. Burial followed in Rest Haven Cemetery. Born July 8, 1939 in Ravenna, she was the daughter of Leon and Edna (Wright) Perry. She married Bobby Givens Oct. 5, 1956 in Ralls. She was an accountant and a member of the Bible Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Bobby Givens of Brady; two daughters, Tracy Beard and husband, Terry, of Brady and Sheryl Feigle and husband, Gene, of Friendswood; her mother, Edna Morris and husband, L.B., of Ravenna; two brothers, Billy Perry of Bonham and Curry Perry of Okla.; two half-brothers, Charles Morris of Navasota and Jerry Morris of Sherman; a sister, Joyce Collinsworth of Bonham; three half-sisters, Carmelita Byrd of Comanche, Dixie Pack of Marysville, Calif., and Sandra Morris of Tulsa, Okla.; four grandchildren, Jerome Sills and Bobby Lightfoot of Friendswood and Justin and Jason Beard of Brady; a great-granddaughter, Harley Wisen-hunt of San Angelo; and numerous nieces and nephews.