Memorials • May 2024

SARAH ELLEN SMART

Headshot of Sarah Ellen SmartSmart, 36, of San Antonio, died September 13, 2023. She received her law degree from St.
Mary’s University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2017. Smart was a law clerk with Watts Guerra from 2013 to 2017, an associate of Goldman & Peterson from 2017 to 2019, and an associate of Valdez & Treviño from 2019 to 2023. Smart, who courageously battled breast cancer, is remembered for being a wonderful mother to her two-year-old daughter, Nova; being an avid artist; and being the most thoughtful gift giver among her friends. She is survived by her husband of four years, Ryan Murray; daughter, Nova Alanna Murray; mother, Dawn Dorsey-Smart; and father, Danny Smart.

BILLY JOE “B.J.” SMITH

Headshot of Billy Joe SmithSmith, 90, of Mesquite, died January 3, 2024. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1958. Smith was a corporate attorney with Almond Electric Company in Dallas from 1958 to 1961; in private practice with Smith & Glaspy in Mesquite from 1961 to 1988; and city attorney with the city of Mesquite from 1988 to 2018. He was a life member of the Mesquite Bar Association. Smith is remembered for his love of hunting, spending time with his family and friends, and being a great storyteller. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ann Smith; son, Judson Smith; daughters, Keely Wells, Lori Wilt, and Casey Smith; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

WILLIAM RANDALL LUNDY

Headshot of WILLIAM RANDALL LUNDYLundy, 92, of Abilene, died October 12, 2023. He received his law degree from Cumberland University and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1959. Lundy was a partner in and trial attorney with Lynch, Chappell & Alsup in Midland for more than 30 years. He is remembered for being proud to be an attorney and trial attorney, being a wonderful father, and loving dove hunting in West Texas with his friends and family. Lundy is survived by his son, attorney Will Lundy; daughters, Nancy Weir and attorney Jane Belazi; brother, attorney Lowell Lundy; and four grandchildren.

PEGGY J. MOORE

Headshot of Peggy MooreMoore, 83, of Georgetown, died November 29, 2023. She received her law degree from Whittier College School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1991. Moore was an associate of Smith, Barshop, Stoffer & Milsap in San Antonio from 1991 to 1993; an associate of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in San Antonio from 1993 to 1995; an attorney with the Kleberg Law Firm in San Antonio from 1995 to 1997; a shareholder in Matthews and Branscomb in San Antonio from 1997 to 2000; and an attorney with the Moore Law Firm in Denton County from 2000 to 2022. She was the executive editor of the Whittier Law Review. Moore is remembered for her photographic memory, being active in the Democratic Party, and being an avid reader of books and news. She is survived by her husband of five-and-a-half years, John Zeigler; daughter, Vicki Courtney; brother, Duane Moore; sisters, Kathy Ollivier and Cynthia Hobby; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

SANDRA REYNOLDS PEEBLES

Headshot of Sandra Reynolds PeeblesPeebles, 87, of Tomball, died January 6, 2024. She received her law degree from the University of Houston and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1978. Peebles was in private practice with Sandra Peebles Attorney at Law from 1978 to 2019. She was a special master for the 312th District Court in Harris County and was awarded a certificate of special competence in the field of family law. Peebles is remembered for giving her all to everything she did; being fiercely dedicated to her clients, students, friends, and family; and loving travel, especially if it included Texas history and birdwatching trips. She is survived by her son, Paul Jackson Peebles, and two grandchildren.

MICHAEL HOCKENHULL SEBASTIAN

Headshot of Michael Hockenhull SebastianSebastian, 86, of Dallas, died January 8, 2024. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1964. Sebastian served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1958. He practiced primarily insurance defense and personal injury litigation in Dallas for 40 years. Sebastian is remembered as a quick-witted, independent thinker; an adventuresome and athletic outdoorsman; and a dapper dresser who enjoyed a cold beverage. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, attorney Keilty Carver Sebastian; daughters, Cory Sebastian Kohlmetz, Leigh Sebastian Kaye, and Madeleine Easley Henson; son, Coleman C. Easley; and seven grandchildren.

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