Ike Story, 82, of McKinney, passed away March 4, 2003, in McKinney.
He was born March 22, 1920, in McKinney to James C. and Harriet (Day) Story.
He was a farmer and of the Christian faith.
He is survived by his son, Bobby Story and his wife, Carolyn of McKinney;
former wife Emmagene Story of Lake Kiowa; and granddaughter Stephanie Renee
Story of Denton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson Stephen Thomas Story;
sisters Leona Sauls and Johnnie Treadway; and brothers Jim and Joe Story.
Funeral services will be held at noon this Friday, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Father Leon Duesmon officiating. Interment will follow at Rowlett
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Mark Robert Myers
Mark Robert Myers, 40, of Farmersville passed away Feb. 27, 2003 at
his home. He was born Aug. 31, 1962 in Columbus, Ohio to Robert C. and
Patricia Lois Myers. He was a customer service supervisor for Best Buy
and loved fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his parents; son Chad Robert Myers of Lake Charles,
La.; daughters Marielle Lauren Myers and Gabrielle Sarah Myers, both of
Lake Charles, La.; brothers Michael W. Myers and Kevin D. Myers, both of
Columbus, Ohio; and his extended family.
A memorial mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Saint Theodore’s
Catholic Church in Moss Bluff, La.
Arrangements are under the direction of Coker-Mathis Funeral Home in
Richard Lee Henry
Richard Lee Henry, 53, of Princeton, passed away unexpectedly March
1, 2003. He was born January 4, 1950. Richard, who was lovingly known to
most people as “Big Dog,”was a truck driver who possessed a passion for
motorcycles. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and participated in numerous
charity events to raise money and toys for children. Anyone who knew “Big
Dog” knew he had a heart that was as big as his stature, and he would do
whatever it took to help people in need.
Survivors include his sons, Lewis Henry and John Henry; grandchildren
Justin, Nick, Felicia, Ashley, Sara and Samantha; brothers and sisters
Paul, John, Deloris, Lucile, Virginia and Jo Ann.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one nephew.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Friday, at Belew Funeral Home
Chapel. Visitation with the family will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday
at the funeral home.
Clifton Gayle Perritte
Clifton Gayle Perritte, 67, of McKinney passed away on Oct. 23, 2002
in McKinney. He was born July 5, 1935 in Nacogdoches, Texas to Earnest
and Ella S. (Palmer) Perritte. He married Rexine Culpepper July 7, 1995,
in McKinney. He was a contractor in the construction business.
He is survived by his wife, Rexine Perritte of McKinney; son Vernon
Gayle Perritte of Richardson; daughters Shelia Nell Hopper of Blue Ridge
and Cynthia Jane Grubbs of McKinney; step-son Larry Webb of McKinney; step-daughter
Karen E. Wilkerson of Princeton; sisters Ethel Franklin of Kemp, Texas,
Lucille Looney of Nacogdoches and Birdie Stone of Dangerfield, Texas; four
grandchildren and six step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Esta Lee, parents, one brother
and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Oct. 26, 2002 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Rev. Tom Ogden officiating. Interment will follow at Forest
Grove Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 7 p.m. to
9 p.m. Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Wanda Wilder, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend
was born July 29, 1938 in Childress, Texas to James E. Jackson and Pearl
Stephens. She passed away at home on Oct. 22, 2002, with her loving family
at her side, following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Her parents, Cecil Chambers and Pearl Stephens Chambers, as well as
one sister, Barbara Bird, preceded her in death.
She is survived by a loving husband of 38 years, Billy E. Wilder of
Princeton; daughters, Angela Rater and husband Ed, and Tracy Wilder, both
of Princeton; grandchildren, Preston and Gabrielle; sisters, Patricia Tresp
of Garland, and Becky Ellis and husband, Larry of Seagoville; brothers,
Jimmy Jackson and wife, Patricia of Royce City and Joe Chambers and wife
Lila of Tennessee; numerous nieces and nephews and other loving family
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Oct. 25, 2002 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Rev. Jim Taliaferro officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview
Memorial Park. Visitation with the family will be held from 7 to 9 p.m.,
Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Sam Cessna Jr.
Sam Cessna Jr., 46, of Greenville, Texas passed away Nov. 28, 2002,
in Dallas. He was born June 11, 1956 in Pilot Point to Samuel Earl and
Donna (Wilson) Cessna, Sr. He was employed as a truck driver for FFE Trucking
Co. and a member of the Miller Road Baptist Church.
He is survived by his mother, Donna Cessna of Greenville; aunts, Neva
Baxter of Mesquite, Juanita Shelton and Mati McFarland, both of McKinney;
uncle, Dave Wilson of Chandler, Texas; and numerous other loving relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, Sam Cessna Sr.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Dec. 2 at Ridgeview Memorial
Park with Rev. Dickson Rial officiating. Visitation will be held from 1
p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Mary Bell Williams
Mary Bell Williams, 80, of Princeton passed away Nov. 29, 2002 in McKinney.
She was born on Nov. 3, 1922 in Drumnright, Okla. to Archie and Ruth (Downey)
Eiel. She recently celebrated her 64th wedding anniversary with Floyd E.
Williams on Nov. 6, 1938; they were married in Cordell, Okla. She was a
homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith.
She is survived by her husband, Floyd Williams of Princeton; son, Robert
Williams and wife, Lois of Great Mills, Maryland; daughters, Donna Miles
and husband, Mike of Princeton, Kathryn Friemel and husband, Marvin of
Andrews, Texas, and Mary Ruth Williams and husband, Bob of Artesia, New
Mexico; eight grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; two great- great-grandchildren;
and numerous nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son Richard Williams and wife, Dena;
sister, Vivian Carpenter; and grandson, Scott Miles.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 1 at Ridgeview Memorial
Park. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Carl Gracy, 85, of Fort Worth passed away Nov. 29, at Osteopathic Medical
Center. He was born Dec. 10, 1916 to Renzo and Lillie (Cunningham) Gracy
in Weston, Texas. He married Rubylee Cantrell on June 21, 1940 in McKinney.
He was a circulation department sales representative in the magazine publishing
business. He was a member of the North Baptist Church in McKinney. He served
in the U. S. Navy during WWII.
He is survived by his wife Rubylee (Cantrell) Gracy of Fort Worth;
sons, Dr. Robert Gracy of Fort Worth, Ben Gracy of San Jose, California;
grandchildren, Dr. Noelle Gracy-Egan of New York City, Dr. Delaney Gracy
of New York City, Joseph F. Gracy of San Jose, California, and Thomas Alan
Gracy of San Jose.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Rev. Danny Buster officiating. Interment will follow at Pecan
Grove Cemetery in McKinney. Family visitation will be held from 4 p.m.
to 6 p.m. Sunday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Dulen W. Beene
Dulen W. Beene, 70, of Princeton passed away at 1:45 p.m. Nov. 24,
2002 in McKinney. He was born June 20, 1932 to Dulen Edward and Dollie
Mae Garrett Beene in Millsap. He was a retired florist and former Mansfield
City Councilman and Mansfield Volunteer Fire Dept. member, surviving the
1968 Red Ball fire in Kennedale.
He is survived by wife Darlene Beene of Princeton; daughters, Beverly
Stokely of Princeton and Brenda Kay Morris of Kilgore; brothers, Charles
Davis Jr. of Lillian and Burton Davis of Fort Worth; sisters, Pat Wadsworth
of Fort Worth, Christine Pemberton of Mineral Wells, Cynthia Ford of Burleson
and Virginia Griffin of Tishomingo, Okla.’ six grandchildren; stepdaughters,
Robbin Racey of The Colony and Brigitte Bruce of Denver, Colo.; and two
Funeral services were held Nov. 26 at First Baptist Church of Branch
and burial at Fairview Cemetery in Millsap.
Beverly Beene Stokely
Beverly Beene Stokely, 46, of Princeton passed away at 12:35 a.m. Nov.
27, 2002 in her home following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She
was born April 17, 1957 in Fort Worth to Dulen Wayne and June White Beene.
She married Richard Matthew Stokely Jan. 14, 1979 in Dallas. She was a
1974 graduate of Mansfield High School. She was a teacher for Princeton
Her father preceded her in death Nov. 24, 2002.
She is survived by husband Richard Stokely of Princeton; children,
Matthew, Jarod and Sarah Stokely, all of Princeton; mother, June White
Holliday of Longview; sister, Brenda Morris of Kilgore; and many nieces,
nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins who loved her very much.
Funeral services were held Nov. 30 at the First Baptist Church of Branch
in Princeton. The burial was at Memory Gardens in Weatherford under the
direction of Blessing Funeral Home of Mansfield.
Ernest Herron Sr.
Ernest Herron Sr., 92, of McKinney passed away Dec. 20, 2002 in Durrant,
Okla. He was born March 12, 1910 and was a farmer for many years before
going to work for Cabells Dairy in McKinney. After retirement from Cabells,
he enjoyed many things including gardening, raising cattle and his grandchildren.
He was a member of Community Avenue Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife Della Faye Herron in 1999 and
son Billy Carl Herron in 1958.
Survivors include his children Ernest Herron Jr. and wife Erma of Santo,
Texas, Jack Herron and wife Radean of Prosper, Joy Durham and husband John
of Durrant, Paula Randall and husband Rick of McKinney; 11 grandchildren;
18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one brother; and
Pallbearers will be his grandsons: Gary Herron, Mark Herron, David
Herron, Carl Vest, Chris Ulch and Justin Randall.
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Dec. 22 at Pecan Grove Cemetery
in McKinney, Pastor Don Bourland officiating. Visitation with the family
will be held Dec. 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Belew Funeral Home.
David Lee “Dave” Harris, Sr.
David Lee “Dave” Harris, Sr., 78, of Olney, Texas died Feb. 28, 2003
at Hamilton Hospital in Olney. He was born Oct. 10, 1924 in Celina, to
the late Roy Lee and Lena (Whitsell) Harris. He and Helen Littlefield were
married March 8, 1946 in Dallas. He worked for Hagger Apparel for over
50 years and was Olney plant manager since 1963. He was a member at large
of the Olney Lions Club. He was a former member of the Kiwanas Club. He
was a member of the First Baptist Church in Olney. He moved to Olney in
1963 from McKinney.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Harris of Olney; three sons, David
Harris, Jr. of Olney, Paul Harris and wife, Lou of Olney, and Mark Harris
and wife, Karen of Olney; one daughter, Norma Myers and husband, Bill of
Graham, Texas; one brother, Howard Harris and wife, Reba of Bonham, Texas;
one sister, Dodie Grisham of Royal, Ark.; eight grandchildren, Samantha
Milhollon and husband, Randy, Paul Harris II, and wife Renee, Rebecca McKinley,
William A. Myers, Jr. and wife, Jessica, Daniel Myers, Chad Harris, Brandon
Dixon Harris, and Brock Harris; four great-grandchildren, Matthew and Cameron
Milhollon, Paul Harris III, and Gabrielle Myers.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, E. W. Harris
of Los Angeles, Calif.; and one granddaughter, Lauren Lee Harris.
Services will be 3 p.m. March 2 at the First Baptist Church in Olney
with Pastor Larry Milhollon of Trinity Christian Center in Graham and Rev.
Cliff Sims, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Private family
interment will be in the Restland Cemetery under the direction of Lunn
The family requests all Hagger Employees to serve as Honorary Pallbearers.
The family will be at the funeral home on Saturday from 7 p.m. to 8
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith Mission in Wichita
Falls, Texas or to the Olney Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 217, Olney,
Peggy Odle, 70, of Plano, passed away on Feb. 27, 2003 in Plano. She
was born on Aug. 24, 1932 to Clarence A. and Edna H. (Holland) Watson in
Anna, Texas. On June 1, 1949 she married Joe Everett Odle in McKinney,
Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of Hillcrest Christian Church in
She is survived by her husband, Joe Odle; daughters, Sheila Morrow
of McKinney and Brenda Starkovich and husband, James of Plano; sons, Darrell
and Jason Odle both of Plano, Ronnie Odle of Wylie and Brett Odle and wife,
Anita of Plano; 14 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren.
Her parents and 12 brothers preceded in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. March 3 at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Rev. Darrell Sanderlin officiating. Interment will follow at
Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Curtis Hester, 87, of Farmersville passed away June 29. He was born
on July 29, 1914 to Emerson and Dealy (Rich) Hester in Collin County. He
was a farmer and of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his sons Bobby Gene Hester and wife Joella, Jimmy
Ray Hester and Donald Joe Hester and wife Rosemary; grandchildren Michael
Gene Hester, Billy Joe Hester, Lori Ann Hester, Ricky Lee and James Ray
Hester; great-grandchildren Jenny Suzanne Rodriguez, Alisa Nichole and
Janice Michelle Hester, Christina Leann Page, Christopher Bobby Hester,
Daniel Nicole and Katie Lynn Hernandez, Misty Lynnett, Stacy Joe, and Shannon
Lee Hester and Shawn Curtis and Billy Joe Hester; four great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lahoma Welch, and great-grandson,
Andrew Joseph Hester.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., July 3, at Forest Grove
Cemetery, Lucas. Visitation with the family will be held from 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Girtha McBride Stephens
Girtha McBride Stephens, 88, of McKinney passed away June 29, in McKinney.
She was born Jan. 10, 1914, in Love County, Okla. to Charlie and Ruthie
(Rubottom) Hogue. She was a seamstress and was of the Baptist Faith.
She is survived by her daughter Margaret Woods of McKinney; son Jimmy
Don McBride of California; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren;
and one great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Lee McBride and John Stephens;
parents; 3 brothers; and 2 sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Rev. Marvin Knox officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview
Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m., Monday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Dorothy “Dot Dot” Hall
Dorothy “Dot Dot” Hall, 74, of Blue Ridge, passed away June 29 in McKinney.
She was born Sept. 30, 1927 in Los Angeles to Floyd and Hazel (Douglas)
Cullings. She married John F. Hall. She was an electronics technician with
Kodak for 22 years and a member of the Verona Methodist Church.
She is survived by her children Gail Stallings of Blue Ridge, Greg
Hall and wife Marti of San Bernardino, Calif. and Sheila Wallace of Phoenix;
grandchildren Dorsie Bates and husband Kevin, Aaron Stallings, John Hall,
Melissa Wallace, Brandon Wallace, Devora McPherson, Sean McPherson and
Roger McPherson; great-grandchildren Justin Bates, Brittany McPherson and
Tyler Hall; sisters Evelyn Biaggi of Galt, Calif., Marie Bergland of Santa
Monica, Calif. and Sharon Weisman of Glendale, Calif.; and brother Don
Cullings of Creede, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Hall.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, July 3, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Rev. Chris Yoast and Charlie Hahn officiating. Interment will
follow at Stroup Cemetery in Blue Ridge. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Eula Jane Thompson Davis
Eula Jane Thompson Davis, 102, passed away June 29, 2002 in McKinney.
She was born April 15, 1900 in New Boston, Texas to John B. and Euna Thompson.
She married Joe A. Davis, December 16, 1920 in Anna. She moved to Collin
County when she was five years old and resided there for the remainder
of her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Anna.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her two sons, John A. Davis
and Frank J. Davis; and eleven brothers and sisters.
She is survived by children Iva Pearl Caudell of McKinney, Oreta Tippey
and husband Donald of Lewistown, Ill., Orlena Rigsby of Plano, Lynn Mullinix
and husband Bob of McKinney, Rayford Davis and wife Gwen of Pilot Point;
daughter-in-law Thelma Davis of Sherman; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren;
and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Services will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday at Belew Funeral Home Chapel.
Bro. Charles Morris officiating. Interment will follow at Stoney Point
Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held Tuesday from 6-8 p.m.
at the funeral home.
Mark Alexander Doak
Mark Alexander Doak, a good loving man, of McKinney, born Nov. 25,
1953 in Gatesville, Texas to Helon Estelle McClesky and John Edgar Doak,
passed away in Dallas after a valiant battle with cancer, sarcoma. He received
his Bachelors of Science and Masters of Industrial Technology from what
is now Texas A & M University Commerce. He taught for 23 years in the
Plano Independent School District, most of that time at Bowman Middle School.
He was a member of the McDermott Road Church of Christ. He also had been
elected to the Boy Scouts Honor Organization, the Order of the Arrow and
was a member of Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity.
In addition to teaching, he had many hobbies and talents. He worked
with his father, John Doak, to market products of Doak Orchards in Denton.
He was sports photographer for his college newspaper and his high school
yearbook. At school, he was known for the interesting projects his students
made as well as for his own woodworking projects.
On May 8, 1993, he married Linda Huff in a ceremony at Waterview Church
of Christ. They had one son Colton Alexander Doak; sister Suzann Armitage;
nephew John Armitage and a large circle of extended family, friends and
A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Nov. 30 at the McDermott
Road Church of Christ in Allen. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m.
Saturday at the Salona Cemetery in Bowie. Funeral services are under the
direction of Belew Funeral Home, 601 S. Tennessee St., McKinney, 972-562-7788.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at the Legacy
Bank on University Drive in McKinney in Colton’s name.
Wilma Lois Kemp
Wilma Lois Kemp, 88, of Farmersville, passed away on Nov. 26, 2002
in McKinney. She was born July 25, 1914 in Trenton, Texas to James E. and
Effie Gentry Wallace. She married Ralph Kemp on Dec. 31, 1936 in Grayson
County and was a homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her son Wallace Kemp and wife Nancy of Malakoff,
Texas and nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 29 at Hurst’s Fielder-Baker
Chapel in Farmersville with Rev. Bart Barber officiating. Interment will
be at Ridgeview Memorial Park in McKinney. Visitation will be after the
service at 12:30 p.m. on Friday at the Kemp residence in Farmersville.
Dennis Palmer Sr.
Dennis Palmer Sr., 83, of McKinney passed away Dec. 18, 2002 in McKinney.
He was born Sept. 27, 1919 to Will and Rosie (Robertson) Palmer. He married
Mattie Bell in McKinney. He was a concrete worker and a member of Mt. Pilgrim
Freewill Baptist Church.
He is survived by his sons, Dennis Palmer Jr. and Joe Willie Palmer,
both of McKinney; daughters Mattie Mack and Rosie Smith, both of McKinney;
18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren;
brother Jimmy Robertson and sisters Bertha Stevenson and Viola Bell.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Dec. 21 at Mt. Pilgrim Freewill
Baptist Church, 821 Rockwall Street, McKinney with Pastor Franklin Wilson
officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation
will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral
Virginia Idell Coplen Terrell
Virginia Idell Coplen Terrell, 82, of McKinney passed away Dec. 18,
2002 in Richardson. She was born on Dec. 3, 1920 to Lester William and
Willie Leslie (Satterwhite) Coplen in Celina. She married Garland Terrell
on Sept. 21, 1939 in Greenville. She retired from Texas Instruments and
was of the Baptist Faith.
She is survived by her sisters, Lucile Johnson and husband Frank of
Richardson and Peggy Ledenham and husband Cecil of San Antonio; niece Myra
McFadyen and husband Tom of Frankston, Texas; and nephews Jim Gentle and
wife Connie of Orlando, Fla., MW “Bud” Gentle and wife Allison of San Antonio
and Jerry Ledenham of Richardson.
She was preceded in death by her husband; son Ron Terrell in 2002,
and brother Lester Coplen, Jr.
A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at Ridgeview
Memorial Park with Larry Burgen officiating. Funeral arrangements are under
the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Directors.
Annah Lou Lacy
Annah Lou Lacy, 94, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Dec. 15,
2002. She was born on June 7, 1908 in Collin County to Jonah Joseph and
Ada V. (Hearne) Miller. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother
and great-great-grandmother. She retired after 43 years of teaching in
the Princeton Schools and was a long time member of the First Christian
Church in McKinney.
She is now happily reunited with her loving husband, George H. Lacy
and sons: George H. Lacy, II and infant son, David Leroy Lacy.
She is survived by her daughter, Johnnie Lou Hagar and husband Virgil
of Houston; grandchildren: Angela Heuer, David Pope, Jeanna Morgan, Cynthia
Quian, Jennifer Lacy, Brian Lacy, Aaron Lacy and George Lacy, III; seven
great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Dec. 20 at the First Christian
Church in McKinney with the Rev. Neal Grimes officiating. Visitation will
be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church Building
Wanda Jean Horton
Wanda Jean Horton, 54, of Seagoville, Texas, passed away Feb. 24, 2003,
in Dallas. She was born July 11, 1948, in Dallas to Eldon Ray and Emogene
T. (Threadgill) Lafon. She was employed by AT&T for 25 years and was
a member of Robinwood Baptist Church.
She is survived by her fiancee, Lynn Ingle of Prague, Okla.; sons Billy
Horton and wife Robin of Princeton and Bobby Horton of Seagoville; sister
Rhonda Gayle Horton of Mesquite; brother Marshall Ray Lafon of Princeton;
mother Emogene Lafon of Princeton and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 27, 2003, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel. Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
David A. Mackey
In loving memory of David A. Mackey. David went to be with his father,
Paul L. Mackey, on June 26, 2002 A.D. David was an avid fisherman who could
tell tall stories about the big ones that got away. David was also a woodcraftsman
that loved to design and build small model ships in between long hauls
across America. David saw every beautiful sight you could see in the U.S.A.
and received a joy at bringing things home for his mom, two brothers and
sisters-in-law. David will be dearly missed but always in our thoughts.
David was at home with his mom (Norma Mackey) at the time of his passing.
David and his mom were very close. Norma cared for David the past three
years during his illness. David leaves behind a beautiful daughter, Melissa
Jo Mackey. David also served full term in the U.S. Air Force. We will miss
him a lot.
He is survived by his mother, Norma Mackey of Melissa; daughter, Melissa
Jo Mackey of Colorado; brothers, Dwayne Mackey of Plano and Michael Mackey
He was preceded in death by his father and wife.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2002 at
Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial
Park. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Aaron “Hank” England
Aaron “Hank” England, 85, of McKinney passed away June 24, 2002 at
North Central Medical Center. He was born Jan. 9, 1917 in Parker to Amos
and Emma (Eubanks) England. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran
of World War II. He was an inspector for the Ford Motor Company with 25
years of service. He was also of the Methodist faith.
He is survived by his son Gary M. England of Las Vegas; former wife
Carolyn England of Plano; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. June 28 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel. Interment followed at Pecan Grove Cemetery. Visitation with the
family was held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral
S. Ray Standridge
S. Ray Standridge, 69, of Wichita Falls, passed away Oct. 19, 2002,
at Hospice of Wichita Falls following a lengthy illness. The former long-time
resident of Prosper passed away with his loving family at his side.
He was born Aug. 22, 1933 in Petrolia, Texas, to Samuel William and
Lois Lewis Standridge. He married La Homa Loucks on Nov. 8, 1952, in Waurick,
Okla. She preceded him in death on Dec. 15, 1995. He was a member of the
Baptist faith and an expert craftsman who enjoyed being with his children
He was also preceded in death by his parents and son Ronnie Standridge.
He is survived by his son Danny Standridge and wife Carol of Celina;
daughter Sheryl Bull and husband Jerry of Celina; grandchildren Amy Standridge
Calvert of Greenville and Cassidy Standridge, Adam Standridge, John Bull
and Teresa Bull, all of Celina; great-grandchild Coy Calvert; sisters Christine
Sweeten of Goldendale, Wash., Dorothy Hale of Silverton, Texas, and Shirley
Kissner and Nancy Smiley of Wichita Falls and numerous other friends and
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Oct. 21, 2002 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel in Frisco with interment in Little Elm Cemetery. Visitation with
the family was held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. In lieu of flowers, please
make memorials to Hospice of Wichita Falls, P.O. Box 4804, Wichita Falls,
Freddie L. Reeder
Freddie L. Reeder, 85, of McKinney passed away on Oct. 19, 2002 in
McKinney. She was born Dec. 22, 1916, in Collin County, Texas, to Henry
Payton and Kate M. (Flemmons) Strickland. She married Walter B. Reeder
on Oct. 11, 1934 in Oklahoma.
She became a LVN at the age of 50 and retired from Collin Memorial
Hospital. She was a graduate of Princeton High School and was a member
of North Baptist Church in McKinney.
She was preceded in death by her husband Walter B. Reeder, son Clifton
Reeder, sister Georgia Shockey and brothers Doyle and Glen Strickland.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Peggy Reeder of Farmers Branch;
grandson Tony Reeder and wife Cathy of Plano; granddaughter Tammy Hodges
and husband Kenneth of Farmers Branch; great-grandchildren Britt Hodges
and wife Jenny of the Colony, Grant Reeder of Plano, Courtney Hodges of
Farmers Branch and Lauren Reeder of Plano; and a great-great-grandchild
on the way.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Oct. 22 2002 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Rev. Danny Buster officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview
Memorial Park. Visitation with the family will be held from 7 p.m.to 9
p.m. Monday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Marge E. Medley
Marge E. Medley, 94, of McKinney passed away on Oct. 18, 2002 in McKinney.
She had previously resided in Lewisville. She was born Dec. 19, 1907 in
Reading, Penn. She married William John Medley and was of the Catholic
She was preceded in death by her husband William John Medley, Sr. and
son William John Medley, Jr.
She is survived by her granddaughter Mary Ann Cowley and husband Felipi;
great-grandson William John Cowley and great-granddaughter Josephine Maria
Crowley, all of McKinney.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Oct. 22, 2002 at St. Gabriel
Catholic Church with Fr. Greg Kelly officiating. Interment will follow
at Calvary Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Elbert Earl Hamiter
Elbert Earl Hamiter, 66, of Lucas, Texas, passed away at his home Oct.
19, 2002. He was born Sept. 5, 1936, in Sulphur Springs, Texas, to Tom
and Ruby Pearl (Currin) Hamiter, who preceded him in death. He was a member
of the First Baptist Church of Culleoka. He had retired from Safeway, where
he was a receiving clerk in the warehouse. He was a member of the Masonic
Lodge and the #441 AF&AM. He married Shirley Ann Howell Sept. 14, 1957.
He is survived by his wife Shirley Hamiter of Lucas; son Timothy Earl
Hamiter of Wylie; daughter Patricia Grubbs of Farmersville; brother Tommy
Hamiter of Frost, Texas; sister Alice Thigpen of Allen and nine grandchildren.
Visitation was Oct. 20, 2002, at Allen Funeral Home. Services are at
2 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Allen Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Steve Sweeney will
officiate. Interment will follow at Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney under
the direction of Allen Funeral Home.
Roxie Nelson was born August 23, 1915, to Granville and Rosie M. Johnson
in Collin County. She received her formal education in McKinney, graduating
from Doty High School in McKinney.
She became a Christian at an early age, joining St. James CME Church,
remaining a member until her death. She was quiet in manner and enjoyed
working and talking about the Lord and His cause. She possessed a very
loving character that will be greatly missed.
Left to cherish her memories is her sister Alta Mae Clark of Fort Worth;
nieces Rosa L. Clemons of McKinney and Frances Ann Dorsey of Pampa, Texas;
nephews Jimmie Johnson and wife Hazel of McKinney, Robert Johnson and wife
Lavorice of Fort Worth, Claude Earl Johnson and wife Charity of Fort Worth,
Charles Johnson and wife Jean of Lubbock, and Andrew Williams and wife
Joyce of Gainesville, Texas; and many great-nieces and great-nephews, relatives
and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 22, 2002, at St. James
CME Church in McKinney. Rev. Thomas Jagours will be officiating. Interment
will follow at Ridgeview Cemetery in Allen. The wake will be held on Monday
from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Belew Funeral Home.
Dr. Walter Winston Taylor
Dr. Walter Winston Taylor, 72, of McKinney, died Dec. 14, 2002, in
McKinney. He was born April 22, 1930, in Tulsa, Okla. to Walter and Ruth
Taylor. After serving his country for four years in the U.S. Air Force,
he became a physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. Throughout
his medical career he was a pioneer in life-saving surgical procedures
on unborn children. This began in 1964 with the first fetal blood transfusion
performed in the United States. In the early 1970’s, he made substantial
contributions to the development and use of sound imaging technology now
known as ultrasound.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Taylor of McKinney; children Robert
Taylor of California, David Taylor of Richardson, Michael Taylor and wife
Julie of Arlington, Sarah Boardman of Chicago and Katherine Flanagan and
husband Craig of Costa Mesa, Calif.; grandchildren Amelia Taylor, Stewart
Taylor, McKenna Taylor, Dylan Taylor, Daryn Taylor, Chloe Flanagan and
Estelle Flanagan; sister Mary Elizabeth “Sis” Posch and husband, Ralph
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 21, 2002, at St. Peters
Episcopal Church in McKinney.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Walter Taylor Memorial
Fund at St. Peters Episcopal Church, 608 W. Lamar, McKinney, Texas 75069,
Arrangements are under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral
Truett Glynn “Hoot” Gibson
Truett Glynn “Hoot” Gibson of McKinney passed away Dec. 14, 2002, in
Copeville, Texas. He was born in Hillsboro, Texas on Feb. 7, 1930, to Mayfield
and Maude Gibson.
He met his wife Jackie of Weatherford, Texas in 1948 and the two were
married July 15, 1950, at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Dallas.
He was employed with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and began
in the Dallas office in December 1949 and transferred years later to the
McKinney office in 1978 after moving to Princeton. He retired from Southwestern
Bell in 1984 and started his own telephone business in McKinney in 1985.
He also was devoted to the youth and adults of the Garland Girls Softball
Association and served as Softball and Umpire Commissioner for 15-plus
years, along with being a coach, and later served the Princeton Softball
Association as Softball and Umpire Commissioner, along with being a coach
until the late 1980’s.
He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.
He is survived by brother Troy M. Gibson of Garland; children Glynnda
Bryson of Rowlett, Cindy Timbrell of Sachse, Steven Gibson of Balch Springs,
Texas and Becky Bernardi of Copeville; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 17
at North Baptist Church, 401 W. Erwin, McKinney. The funeral service will
be held at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Sachse, 2412 Third Street, Sachse.
Rev. Clinton Bratcher will officiate, with burial to follow at Restland
Memorial Park, Restland Road, Dallas.
Clara Eaton, 63, of McKinney, passed away on Dec. 16, 2002, at her
home. She was born on Sept. 19, 1939, to R.T. and Mary Will (Stone) Craig
in Jacksonville, Texas. On March 14, 1959, she married L.B. Eaton in McKinney.
She graduated from McKinney High School in 1957. She was a homemaker and
a member of the Methodist faith.
She is survived by her husband, L.B. Eaton of McKinney; sons Jeff Eaton
of McKinney, Kyle Eaton and wife Margaret of Prosper; grandchildren Bryant
and Amanda Eaton both of Prosper; mother Mary Will Craig of McKinney; sisters
Sue Sander of Nevada and Mary Massey of Rowlett; mother-in-law Eva C. Eaton
of Plano; sister-in-law Betty Eaton of Plano; and numerous nieces, nephews
and loving relatives.
Her father, R.T. Craig, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Dec. 19, 2002, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Rev. Chris Yost and Rev. Kathy McLean-Davis officiating. Interment
will follow at Rowlett Cemetery in Plano. Visitation will be held from
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Collin County,
2414 W. University Ste. 200, McKinney, TX 75070.
Carolyn J. Rickman
Carolyn J. Rickman, 50, of Princeton passed away Feb. 22, 2003 at her
She was born Jan. 25, 1943 to biological parents, Carmen and Wilma
Jones. She had one biological sister, Betty Ray Bartley and brother-in-law,
Jack Bartley. Chosen parents were Doris and Johnnie Moir.
She was a member of First Methodist Church of Princeton and the Order
of the Eastern Star #1126. She was a PCMS Senior Analyst for Texas Instruments
for 15 years and retired as financial administrator for Dal Mac Construction
Carolyn loved playing music for her Methodist Church and possessed
a burning passion for traveling through the mountains with her husband,
Ernie and their dogs, Skipper and Libby.
She is survived by her husband, Earnest Rickman; chosen sister, Carolyn
Dexheimer and husband, Don; niece, L’Cena Bateman and husband, Randy; and
great niece and nephew, Shae Dalton Dexheimer.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday at First United Methodist
Church of Princeton. Interment will follow at Cedarlawn Cemetery in Sherman.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at Hurst’s Fielder-Baker
Funeral Home in Farmersville.
We miss you now, our hearts are sore.
As time goes by, we will miss you more.
Your loving smile, your loving face,
no one can ever take your place.
Loren Moses King Jr.
Loren Moses King Jr., of McKinney, passed away Feb. 21, 2003. He was
born March 25, 1922 in McKinney as the only child of Loren M. and Grizel
Searcy King. He graduated from McKinney High School and attended Texas
A&M University until called to serve in the U.S. Army from 1943 until
1946, where he attained the rank of Sergeant. During that period, he served
in communications in Eisenhower’s Headquarters in the European Theater
of Operations and afterward remained in the reserves from 1949-1951. During
this time in the service, he was awarded the following medals: Good Conduct,
WWII Victory, American Theater and European Mediterranean Theater with
two Bronze Stars.
After discharge, he worked in his father’s wholesale grocery business
in Jacksonville, Texas, where he met and married Norma Allen on April 8,
1950. After moving to Marshall in 1955, he worked in the sales department
of United Gas until retirement in 1985.
His devotion to his family is reflected by his active involvement with
his children from early years in all their activities. His presence was
always felt at Trinity Episcopal Church where he served as acolyte father,
providing training for the young men. He ushered on a regular basis, also
cooked and served the members breakfast between church services.
He worked with the Boy Scouts of America, leading two memorable, safe,
successful Wilderness Canadian Canoe trips, paddling right along with the
boys over the waterways out of Ely, Minn. His influence on young men is
still evident today, remembered as a “gentle giant.”
He and his wife played a significant role in a vanishing “Beaver Cleaver”
neighborhood. He was always in a “ready” mode to help and offer assistance
for any need arising in the neighborhood. The Lyonak neighbors and other
friends made annual Memorial Day camping trips as long as children were
around, and he was one of the leaders of the group.
He is survived by his wife, Norma Allen King; children Loren M. III
(Buddy) and Anna of Sugarland, Sam Searcy and Susan of Longview, David
Frank and Josie of College Station and Sibyl Elizabeth of Marshall; grandchildren
Cristina and Loren King of Sugarland, Kathy King Leath and husband Peter
of Fort Worth, Jonathan King of Paris, Ashley and Lauren King of College
Station, Matt Stanfield of Arlington, Va., Sarah Stanfield and Anna Westmoreland
of Marshall and Elissa and Chance Gilbert of Longview and one great-grandchild,
Austin Samuel Leath.
Pallbearers were Matt Stanfield, Loren King, Jonathan King (grandsons),
James Barnes, Pete Grant, Zane Jackson, Ford Best and Forrest Burton.
Honorary pallbearers were Raymond Spencer, Bill Janes, John Jackson
and the Sunday morning coffee group of Trinity Episcopal Church.
Funeral services were held at Trinity Episcopal Church Feb. 24 at 10
a.m. with the Rev. Steve Sellers officiating, assisted by the Rev. Tom
Murray. Burial followed at Grange Hall Cemetery.
Donations can be made to Diabetes Association, American Heart Association,
Trinity Episcopal Church Acolyte Fund or a charity of choice.
L. C. Robertson
L. C. Robertson, 77, of McKinney passed away Feb. 22, 2003, at his
home. He was born July 15, 1925, in Sedalia, Texas to Robert Andrew and
Liza Catherine (Waggoner) Robertson. On Aug. 23, 1943, he married La Juana
June McMenamy in Van Alstyne. A machinist by trade, he served in the U.S.
Navy and was a veteran of World War II. He received the Purple Heart and
Bronze Star. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and the VFW
Post 2150, McKinney, where he was a former post commander. He was also
a member of the Waddill Street Baptist Church in McKinney.
He is survived by his daughter, Donna Noland of Massachusetts; grandsons
Tim Scribner of Howe, Mike Scribner of Sherman, and Jamie Turner of Coppell;
granddaughters Lynde Turner of Chanute, Kansas and Barbara Miller of Richardson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, La Juana Robertson; daughter
Sondra Scribner; his parents; brothers Tom, Rudolph, Marshall, Clyde and
Robert and sister Vera Robertson.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 26 at Ridgeview Memorial
Park, Allen, with Rev. Duane Peters officiating. Visitation with the family
will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow