|David Michael Crim
David Michael Crim, 53, of Las Vegas, Nev. passed away Oct. 14, 2002
in Las Vegas. He was born April 8, 1949 in McKinney.
He graduated from Garland High School and served in the U.S. Army during
the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his mother Dorothy Kimberlin of Sadler; sons Lonnie
Crim of Farmersville and Hunter Crim of DeKalb; grandson Logan Crim; brothers
Richard L. Crim of Terrell and Terry Wayne Crim of Houston and numerous
aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, David C. Crim in 1991.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Oct. 19, 2002 at Belew Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Clarence Jones officiating. Interment will follow
at Ware Cemetery in Farmersville. Visitation with the family will be held
from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Jon Brotherton, 47, of McKinney left this earth to be with his personal
Savior Feb. 20, 2003.
He was born on Aug. 12, 1955, in Wichita Falls, to Paul and Becky Brotherton.
Jon grew up playing all sports, settling on tennis as his first love. He
excelled on the local, state and national level as a junior player. He
attended Texas Tech University on a tennis scholarship and finished his
college education at Midwestern State University, where he earned a Bachelor
of Science degree in Education in 1980. His love for the game of tennis
led him into his first career as tennis pro at Weeks Park Tennis Center,
the Wichita Falls Country Club, and at the Tascosa Country Club in Amarillo.
Additionally, he worked with his father as manager of Paul Brotherton
Sports Center. Jon moved to the Metroplex in the early 1990’s and began
a career in the car business. He quickly moved from sales into the financial
end of the business. Through the years, he worked at Frank Parra Chevrolet,
Plano Lincoln Mercury, Village Ford, and most recently at McKinney Dodge,
where he was employed at the time of his death. Jon was devoted to his
wife, daughters, and other family members and he was equally dedicated
to his church family at McKinney Fellowship Bible Church.
He is survived by his wife Jan; daughters Tori, Monique, and Brittany;
mother, Becky; brother, Bob; sister-in-law, Mitizi; nephews, Rob and Ross;
and niece Brieanne.
He was preceded in death by his father and coach, Paul Brotherton in
The family invites you to attend either of two visitations. The first
will be held Sunday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Funeral Home in Allen. Another will be Monday at 3 p.m., at Lunn’s Colonial
Funeral Home in Wichita Falls.
Services will be on Monday at 10 a.m. at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Funeral Home. Interment will follow the visitation at Lunn’s Colonial Funeral
Home at Crestview Memorial Park in Wichita Falls.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Danny B. Kelley
Danny B. Kelley, 45, of Grand Prairie passed away Feb. 23, 2003 at
the Medical Center of Arlington.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Funeral Home in Frisco. Interment will follow at Cottage Hill Cemetery
in Celina. Visitation with the family will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.,
Sunday, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Frisco.
Walter B. “Snooks” Reeder, 86, of McKinney passed away on Oct. 15,
2002 in McKinney. He was born May 20, 1916, in Collin County to Leonard
F. and Alma (Tankersly) Reeder. He married Freddie Strickland on Oct. 11,
1934, in Oklahoma. He was a very successful dairy farmer and was of the
He is survived by his wife, Freddie Reeder of McKinney; grandson, Tony
Reeder and wife Cathy of Plano; sisters Alma “Monk” Thompson of McKinney
and Allie Little of Ennis; daughter-in-law, Peggy Reeder of Farmers Branch;
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.
He was preceded in death by his son; brother; sister; and parents.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Oct. 18, 2002 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Rev. Don Bourland 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.
Jane Crowe, 79, of Plano, passed away Dec. 12, 2002, in Plano. A memorial
service will be held at 2 p.m., Dec. 14, 2002, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Arrangements are under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral
Jeffrey Lee Draper
Jeffrey Lee Draper, 27, of McKinney passed away December 10, 2002.
He is survived by wife Jaime of McKinney; parents Charles and Barbara
Draper of Sanger; daughter Sky Lynn Draper of Tyler; son Christopher Draper
of Sherman; sister Julie Draper of Denton; grandmother Jewelle Hardaway
of Sanger; grandmother Alma Murrell of Collinsville, Texas; uncle Buddy
Hardaway of Sanger; uncle Eddie Draper of Argyle; and uncle Billie Draper
The following will serve as pallbearers: Mike Collett, James Johnson,
Cliff Johnson, Brian Peterman and Wayne Peterman.
Visitation will be 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Coker Funeral
Home. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at Coker Funeral Home
with Rev. Dickie Amyx officiating. Burial will follow at Bolivar Cemetery.
Lisa Garman Cieminski
Lisa Garman Cieminski, 36, died Dec. 7, 2002, in McKinney, the result
of an automobile accident involving a drunk driver. She was born July 16,
1966, in Oklahoma City, the daughter of Richard C. and Maryella Garman.
She was a 1984 graduate of Norman High School and she graduated from Central
State University in Edmond, Okla.
Lisa was a compassionate, funny, nurturing and creative person, a great
storyteller, and always positive and empathetic to others. Her hobbies
included sewing, decorating, planning activities with her family, shopping
with her sister, Missy, visiting with her wonderful neighbors, and working
with preschool children.
Her greatest joys were caring for her husband and two children, family,
church and planning home decorating projects. She touched our lives with
her beauty which was not only on the outside. She was able to make each
of us see the beauty in every day. Her compassion for life was emulated
through her two beautiful children.
Survivors include her husband, Michael; a son, Michael; a sister, Melissa
and husband, Dr. Sean Whisler, and nephew, Carson Whisler, all of Norman,
Okla.; grandmother, Freda Garman of Oklahoma City; aunts and uncles, Steve
Garman of Decatur, Ill., Donald Mapes of Oklahoma City, Donna Garman of
Pensacola, Fla., Lucille Mapes of Oklahoma City, Margie Horany of Oklahoma
City; and 25 Cieminski nieces and nephews.
An Evening Prayer Service will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday at Smith
& Kernke Chapel, 14624 N. May Avenue in Oklahoma City. Mass of Christian
Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Friday at the Church of the Epiphany of
the Lord. Burial will follow in the Resurrection Memorial Cemetery, Oklahoma
A Memorial Mass will be held at 7 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2002 at St. Gabriel
the Archangel Catholic Church in McKinney.
Molly Mary Cieminski
Molly Mary Cieminski, 6, died Dec. 7, 2002 in McKinney, the result
of an automobile accident involving a drunk driver. She was born Nov. 26,
1996 in Plano, the daughter of Michael and Lisa Garman Cieminski.
She was a kindergarten student at Eddins Elementary School. Molly was
a precious, beautiful, assertive, funny, outgoing child with a bubbly personality.
Her favorite activities included shopping, eating at Taco Bueno, holidays
with her cousins, cheer class, playing dress-up, and taking charge of her
She loved her parents, playing with her brother and all of her cousins,
decorating with her mother and visiting her grandparents and “Aunt Missy.”
She brought joy in each of our lives because of her beauty, precious voice,
mannerisms and innocent personality.
She was preceded in death by a grandfather, Max Cieminski.
Survivors include her father and a twin brother, Michael, both of McKinney;
grandparents, Richard C. and Maryella Garman of Norman, Okla., and Margaret
Cieminski of Oklahoma City; great grandmother, Freda Garman of Oklahoma
City; aunts and uncles, Melissa and husband, Dr. Sean Whisler, and their
son, Carson, Mary and Mike Stovall, Laura Howells, Karen and Bill Nashert,
Kathy and Daria Butler, Jean and Bill Smith, Max and Cindy Cieminski, and
Teresa and Paul Harp, and 25 Cieminski cousins.
An Evening Prayer Service will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday at Smith
& Kernke Chapel, 14624 N. May Avenue in Oklahoma City. Mass of Christian
Burial will be at 10 a.m., Friday at the Church of the Epiphany of the
Lord. Burial will follow in the Resurrection Memorial Cemetery in Oklahoma
City. A Memorial Mass will be held at 7 p.m., December 17, 2002 at St.
Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church in McKinney.
Don Splettstosser, 62, of Eustace, Texas, passed away December 10,
2002, in Athens, Texas. He was born July 23, 1940, in Corrigan, Texas,
to Ernest Melvin and Jimmie Beatrice (Norman) Splettstosser. He married
Carla Pittman on February 20, 1986, in McKinney. He served in the U. S.
Army and was a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He worked
for Electrotex, Inc. for 15 years and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist
Church in Kemp, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Billy, Norman and
He is survived by his wife, Carla Splettstosser of Eustace; daughters,
Leslie Lehde and husband, Mark of Sugarland, Texas, Kaylynn Splettstosser
of Houston, and Christie Bentle & husband, Joel of McKinney; son, David
Stroup and wife, Christy of Friendswood, Texas; 7 grandchildren; and brother,
J. R. Splettstosser of West Plains, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Rev. Jim Addison officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview
Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Kelsie Anne-Dayle Marksberry
Our littlest angel earned her wings from July 15 2002 to October 10,
2002. In her short life, she brought so much joy and love to all those
who knew her.
She leaves behind her Mommy and Daddy, Danielle and S. Dale Marksberry
II of Princeton, and her Big Sister Kailey Nicole. She was loved and cherished
by her Nana and Pops, Bill and Eileen Kellaher of Princeton, and her Grandparents,
Rhonda and TW Cowley of New Hope, Ray and Sandra Capps of Allen, Dale Marksberry
of Durant, OK and Debra Snider of Oklahoma City, OK. She is also missed
by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Visitation with Kelsie’s family will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct.
13, and a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 14 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Funeral Home in McKinney. Graveside to follow memorial at Van Winkle Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory may be made to the American
Heart Association — Legacy of Life Endowment for the research of congenital
J.C. “Gun” Frazier
J.C. Frazier, 80, of McKinney passed away October 10, 2002, at his
home. He was born July 20, 1922, in Princeton to William I. and Lydia Ann
(Teague) Frazier. He married Wanda Bailey on March 13, 1938, in McKinney.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a mechanic and of
the Church of Christ faith.
He is survived by his wife Wanda Frazier of McKinney; daughter Sheila
Williams, also of McKinney; sons Danny M. Frazier of Red River, N.M. and
Patrick “Hank” Frazier of Frisco; brother William Frazier of Round Rock
and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Oct. 14, 2002, at Wilson
Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
James Burnside ‘Burns’ King, III
James Burnside “Burns” King, III died in his home near Pilot Point
on Nov. 18, 2002. He was born Dec. 1, 1924 in Mount Pleasant, the son of
Marion and Opal Gertrude Williams King of Dallas. He spent his early childhood
years in various Dallas schools — among his favorite memories was Walnut
Hill Elementary. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1942 and
was looking forward to his 60th Anniversary of that graduation, which will
be held Dec. 7, 2002. It is certain that he will be there in spirit.
Following graduation, he enrolled at Texas Tech university at Lubbock
but volunteered for military service during World War II that December.
He served in The United States Army Corps with the 8th Air Force in the
European Theater as a Navigator until the end of the war. He was very proud
of his service to his country.
Upon returning home, Burns met and married Barbara Barrow in December
1946 and was a custom homebuilder in far North Dallas until 1972. They
were blessed with a daughter and two sons — Barbara Lee, James “Jim” Burnside
IV and Stephen “Steve” Marshall. He and Barbara bought a ranch near Pilot
Point in 1957 and eventually moved there in 1969. They named the ranch
the “5K Ranch” because there were five members of the family.
He raised cattle and horses, and in later years he was proud to have
a herd of mustangs. At the time of his death he was still enjoying ranching
and his pecan orchard, which he planted many years earlier. His family,
including seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild enjoyed visiting
papaw, helping with chores and sharing the pecans.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara Lee Barker.
He is survived by his wife of more than 55 years, Barbara Barrow King;
sons Jim of Mount Vernon and Steve and his wife Mary of Coppell; son-in-law
Milton Barker of Pilot Point; grandchildren Randy Barker and wife Terri,
Danny Barker, Jamie and Philip King, Stephanie, Melissa and Mitchell King;
great-granddaughter Kaitlyn Barker; sisters Elizabeth Carpenter and Dixie
Bianchi of Okla. and Leola Wallace of Texas; aunt Ruth Cason of Dallas;
several cousins, nephews, nieces and a host of friends. He will be sorely
missed by many people around the country.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Nov. 22, 2002 at Restland
Memorial Park in the Wildwood Chapel. Interment at Restland will be conducted
at a later date.
Randall Jung Ries
Randall Jung Ries, 82, of Blue Ridge, passed away Nov. 18, 2002 in
McKinney. He was born Nov. 18, 1919, in San Antonio. He was a Navy veteran
and a survivor of Pearl Harbor. He later retired after twenty years of
service from the Navy as a Chief Warrant Officer. He later worked as a
building manager for City Public Service Power & Light Co. in San Antonio.
He was a graduate of Saint Mary’s College in San Antonio, a 32nd Degree
Mason and served as President of the San Antonio Building Owners and Managers
Randall was preceded in death by his parents, Gusdov W. Ries and Florence
Martin Ries, and several brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Louise Ries of Blue Ridge; son
Robert Ries and wife Cathy, also of Blue Ridge and grandchildren Aaron,
Bobby and Daniel Ries all of Blue Ridge.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, at the First United
Methodist Church of Blue Ridge, with Rev. Jodi Smith officiating. Funeral
arrangements are under the direction of Belew Funeral Home.
Robert Clay McClure
Robert Clay McClure, 80, of McKinney passed away Nov. 18, 2002, at
North McKinney Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Aug. 24,
1922, in New York City. He was an Army Veteran of World War II who received
numerous medals and honors during his involvement in the war. After his
service in the Army, he worked for the Department of the Navy as a electrician
until his retirement.
Robert is survived by the Gardners, who took care of him over the last
Interment will be held at DFW National Cemetery in the near future.
Funeral services are under the direction of Belew Funeral Home.
Roberta Sueanna Richards
Roberta Sueanna Richards, 81, of Dallas passed away Nov. 18, 2002.
She was born Feb. 27, 1921 in Whitesboro. Roberta was also lovingly called
the “Cat Woman” because she loved feeding and caring for the stray cats
in her neighborhood. She retired from the Healthcare profession, where
she worked as a nurse.
She was preceded in death by her parents and other family members.
She is survived by five cousins: Marcia Mexico of Trenton, Mich., Bonnie
Foss of Garland, June Duhr of Hewitt, Texas, Jean Dameron of Pasadena,
Texas, Jana Petitie of Las Vegas, Nev., and Dewight Barnes of West Tawakoni,
Graveside services will be held 2:30 p.m., Saturday at Pecan Grove
Cemetery in McKinney. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Belew
Debi Willis, 51, of Allen passed away on Nov. 18, 2002 in McKinney.
She was born April 10, 1951 to Ward and Ann (Cuzick) Blevins in Bluefield,
West Virginia. On Oct. 17, 1975, she married Glenn Willis in Duncan, Okla.
She was a cook with Allen I.S.D., and a member of Allen Heights Baptist
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ward and Ann Blevins; and
brother, Timmy Blevins.
She is survived by her husband, Glenn Willis of Allen; daughters LaVonna
and Jennifer Willis of Allen; son Glenn Willis, Jr. of Allen; three grandchildren;
sister Tammy Blevins and brother Roger Blevins, both of West Virginia.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, at Allen Heights
Baptist Church with Rev. Leon Aduddel and Rev. Charles Kimball officiating.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
R.C. (Mutt) Fife Jr.
R.C. (Mutt) Fife Jr., formerly of Celina, passed away Nov. 18, 2002
in Allen. He was born to R.C. Fife Sr. and Nola Sailor Fife on July 10,
1916 in the Muddig Community of Hunt County. He was a veteran of WWII serving
in the US Army. He retired from the Texas Department of Highways after
37 years of service. He was a resident of Ladonia until moving to Celina
He married Helen Brigham on Oct. 24, 1944 in England, who preceded
him in death on Feb. 7, 1972. He married Roberta Rawlings Aug. 10, 1979,
who preceded him in death April 12, 2001.
He is survived by son Butch Fife of Sherman; daughter Jean Hooker of
Richardson; step-son Bobby Rawlings; step-daughter Genie Hendrix; seven
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to
8 p.m. at the Delta Funeral Home, Ladonia. Funeral services will be held
at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Rhea’s Mill Baptist Church near Celina with Rev.
Mike Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Presbyterian Cemetery
in Ladonia under the direction of Delta Funeral Home.
Lilye Nuttall, 84, of Dallas passed away on Jan. 26, 2003. She was
born on July 14, 1918 to John P. and Mary A. (Coleman) Russell in Lavacca,
La. On July 9, 1938 she married Arthur E. Nuttall in McKinney. She was
a homemaker and a member of the Presbyterian faith.
She is survived by her daughters, Suzanne Nuttall of Dallas, Becky
Nuttall of Baytown, Texas and Deborah Monk and husband Steven of Rosenberg,
Texas; grandchildren Randall Clark and wife Tiffani of Tomball, Texas,
Matissa Purifoy and husband Mike of Liberty, Texas and Nathan Monk of Rosenberg
and five great-grandchildren.
Her husband, two brothers, three sisters and parents preceded her in
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 30 at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Rev. Patrick McCoy officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview
Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday
at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Vernon Willard, 93, of Mesquite passed away on Jan. 27, 2003 in Mesquite.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 31 at the Celina Church of
Christ. Interment will follow at Old Celina Cemetery. Visitation will be
held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral
Jessie Faye Robertson
Jessie Faye Robertson, 69, of McKinney passed away Jan. 27, 2003 in
McKinney. She was born Sept. 25, 1933, in Melissa to Wesley Wade and Emily
(Douglas) Mangum. She married Jimmie Bob Robertson in Gunter, Texas on
Oct. 27, 1951. She was a retired secretary. She graduated from McKinney
High School in 1950 and was a member of the First Christian Church.
She is survived by her sons, Dr. Andrew Wade Robertson and wife Dawna
of Omaha, Neb., Jim A. Robertson and wife Vicki of Gainesville, Texas and
Jeffrey Lee Robertson and wife Debra of Plano; grandchildren Jason Robertson,
Wendy Robertson, Ashley Robertson, Brooke Robertson, Justin Ward and Tiffany
Ward; brothers Wesley Mangum of Fairview, Willie Mangum and Jamie Mangum
both of Blue Ridge.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister Marie
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 30 in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Rev. Dick Russell and Rev. Neil Grimes officiating. Interment
will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 7 p.m.
to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society,
8900 Carpenter Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75247. For more information call
Arthur Don Harrod
Arthur Don Harrod, 46, of McKinney passed away Oct. 10, 2002 in Dallas.
He was born July 26, 1956 to Arthur and Lamona Harrod in McKinney.
He is survived by his wife Janet Gilmore of McKinney; children Christy
Gilmore of Greenville, Tasha Valencia and Jerry Gilmore, both of McKinney;
and grandchildren Destiny Gilmore, Joseph Olvera, Hayden Harrod and Scott
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Oct. 13, 2002 at Finch Park
Melba Davis Wilson
Melba Davis Wilson, 70, of Richardson died Nov. 15, 2002 after a brief
battle with a brain tumor.
A celebration of her life will be at First United Methodist Church
of Richardson at 2 p.m. Nov. 22. The family requests that in lieu of flowers,
memorials be given to First United Methodist Church of Richardson, the
Mission Ministries. Arrangements are under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Edith Morine Moore
Edith Moore, 87, of Celina passed away Nov. 16, 2002 in McKinney. She
was born in Celina on April 7, 1915 to Bedford and Pearl (Hays) Stone.
She is survived by her son, Jack Moore Jr. of Celina; grandsons David
and Shannon Moore, and Timothy Moore of Celina; great-granddaughter Shayna
Moore and great-grandson David Moore Jr.; brothers Hugh M. Stone and Eugene
Stone both of Celina and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jack Moore Sr., parents, three
sisters and two brothers.
Visitation will be held at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, from 6
p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 19. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the
Church of Christ in Celina with Bro. Dwight Maxon officiating. Interment
will follow at Old Celina Cemetery, Celina.
John E. Mack
John E. Mack, 60, of McKinney passed away Nov. 16, 2002, at North Central
Medical Center. He was born Jan. 30, 1942, in McKinney to Olen E. and Mary
Nell (Taylor) Mack. On July 10, 1963, he married Shirley J. White in McKinney.
He was a meter reader for Lone Star Gas and a member of the St. James C.M.E.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley J. Mack of McKinney; daughter Tamara
K. Mack of Las Vegas, Nev.; son Geoffrey S. Mack of Palestine, Texas; daughter
Beth (Mack) Bentley and husband Kenneth of Allen; seven grandchildren;
mother Mary Nell Mack of McKinney; brother Michael E. Mack and wife Alyce
of Ft. Worth and a host of aunts, uncles and many relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father and sister.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Nov. 23 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Rev. T. E. Jagours officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview
Memorial Park. Visitation with the family will be held from 6 p.m. to 8
p.m. Friday, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
William Hunter “Bubba” Flatt
William Hunter “Bubba” Flatt, 44, of Blue Ridge, Texas, passed away
December 8, 2002, in Dallas. He was born on June 9, 1958, in McKinney to
James Dewitt and Neca Mae (Riley) Flatt. He married Rita Kay “Gossett”
Orsburn on July 17, 1992, in Oakridge, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army
and was of the Pentecostal faith.
He is survived by his wife, Rita Flatt of Blue Ridge; daughters, Vickie
Flatt of Del City, Oklahoma, and Francina Flatt of Princeton; step-children,
Robert Orsburn of Oakridge, and Katie Orsburn of Valley View, Texas; grandchildren,
Alexis Moncier, Jessie Moncier, Jana Orsburn, and Janis Orsburn; mother,
Neca Flatt of Blue Ridge; brother, James Robert Flatt of Trenton, Texas;
sister, Patricia Mae Young of McKinney; grandmother, Ora Flatt of Winnsboro,
Texas; grandparents, Maggie and Hunter Riley of Blue Ridge; and several
other loving relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father; brother; and grandfather.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. December 11, 2002, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Rev. Lonnie Glen Murphy officiating. Interment will follow
at Pecan Grove Cemetery. A rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and
visitation will follow from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cook County Youth Center.
35 Hird, Gainesville, Texas 76240, or to the charity of your choice.
Kenneth Cole “Kacee” Powell
Kenneth Cole “Kacee” Powell, 58, of Powderly, Texas, died Dec. 9, 2002,
at St. Joseph Hospital in Paris, Texas.
Born Jan. 7, 1944, in Wheeler County, Texas, he was the son of Archie
Cole and Dorothy Faye “Downs” Powell. He was raised in Wheeler County until
moving to McKinney, where he worked as a police officer for 12 years. He
then drove for Johnson & Johnson for seven years, then drove as an
owner/operator for many years until recently, when he drove for D&J
Trucking. He was fondly referred to as “Kacee” by his C.B. buddies.
He married Joyce Carter on Dec. 8, 1955 in Van Alstyne, Texas, and
they moved to Powderly in 1996. He was a member of the Apostolic Tabernacle
Church in Hugo, Okla.
His father preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Powell, of the home; four daughters,
Lisa Mynear of White Deer, Texas, Carrie Earheart of Pampa, Texas, Sharmin
Powell of Hugo, and Tanisha Waters of Houston; sister Arvella Goodrum of
Georgetown, Texas; mother Dorothy Powell of Pampa; and nine grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the
Apostolic Tabernacle Church on Bearden Springs Road in Hugo, Oklahoma.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 11, 2002, at the Apostolic
Tabernacle Church, Rev. Johnny Holley and Rev. Joey Waldrup officiating.
Interment will follow at Pecan Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are under Mt.
Olive Funeral Home in Hugo.
William L. Foust
William L. Foust, 51, of Chandler, Ariz., passed away Jan. 20, 2003
after a lengthy battle with cancer.
He was born Sept. 17, 1951 in McKinney to C.J. and Margie Foust and
was a 1969 graduate of McKinney High School. He was a dedicated employee
who went on to become the owner of Charlie’s Auto Parts of McKinney from
1967 to 1986.
He remained in the auto parts business, and for the past 6 years he
was the manager of Car Quest Auto Parts in Chandler. He also served as
vice-president of the Automotive Wholesalers of Arizona. He was an avid
golfer who loved to be near the oceans and beaches.
But William’s first love was his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, C.J. and Margie Foust.
He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Karon; daughters Holly and
Kelly of Chandler; son Christopher, of Celina; sister Bobbye Helen Wester
of Plano; brothers Don Foust of Fairfield, Conn., Jim Foust of Mineola,
Texas, Paul Foust of Celina and Tom Foust of Garland and grandson, Christian,
Services were conducted Jan. 24, 2003 in Chandler.
J.P. Loftice, 73, of Celina, passed away Jan. 26, 2003, in Celina.
He was born March 8, 1929, in Collin County, to Robert Claud and Leah Artie
He married Connie Barkman on June 14, 1957, in Dallas. He worked with
General Motors for 32 years; he was Collin County Constable for precinct
4 for 12 years and a volunteer fireman for 32 years. He was a long-time
member of the Bethel Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Connie Loftice; children Rob Loftice and
Renea Loftice all of Celina; sisters Nina Carlock and husband J.D. of Celina,
and Winona Dees and husband Robert of Denton; numerous nieces, nephews,
cousins, and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Jan. 29, 2003, in the Bethel
Baptist Church with Pastor Cliff Lester officiating. Interment will follow
at Cottage Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday
at Bethel Baptist Church.
Jessie Faye Robertson
Jessie Faye Robertson, 69, of McKinney, passed away Jan. 27, 2003 in
McKinney. Funeral arrangements are pending with Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Rosemary Acy, 45, of McKinney, passed away Jan. 24, 2003 at North Central
Medical Center. She was born Dec. 23, 1957.
She was preceded in death by her mother Mary Evans on June 28, 2000.
She is survived by her husband, Billy Acy; children Marion, Bradley,
Latoya, Katherine and Pealie; grandchildren Victoria, Kiosha and Samaria;
father Charlie Evans; brothers and sisters Kenneth Gray, Brenda Kitchen,
Charlene Brown, Carolyn Griffin, Andrea Grimes, Renee’ Cherry, Gregory
Evans, David Evans, Linda Dailey, Gary Evans, Sandra Evans, Katina King
and Jeremiah Evans; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Services will be held at noon on Jan. 29, 2003 at The New Jerusalem
Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Sanders officiating. Interment will
follow at Fitzhugh Cemetery. A wake will be held Tuesday from 7 p.m. to
9 p.m. at Belew Funeral Home.
Larry Kennedy, 66, a well-known actor in the Dallas Theatre scene,
died Jan. 9, 2003, of lung cancer.
He was born in Rushville, Ill. on July 30, 1936. In 1962, he obtained
a Master’s Degree in Speech from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
Larry had several careers throughout his lifetime. He was an award-winning
teacher/debate coach in Wisconsin and Illinois for more than 20 years.
He founded Kennedy Communications Consultants in 1980, and he was a avid
actor in commercials and films in the recent past.
Larry played many roles in Dallas-area Theatres and frequently performed
in Richardson, McKinney, Mesquite, Garland, Irving and Frisco. He also
played at the Pocket Sandwich Theatre and Pegasus Theatre in downtown Dallas.
To supplement his income, Larry was employed at 7-11 in Plano.
Larry is survived by his wife Celeste; children Rick Kennedy, Kim Spencer
and Julianne Hernandez; 11 grandchildren and sister Dixie Roegge.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 27, 2003 at the Community
Unitarian Universalist Church in Plano. Graveside services followed at
1:30 p.m. at Restland Memorial Park.
Louise Doster “Lu” Webber
Louise Doster “Lu” Webber, 78, passed away Jan. 24, 2003, in McKinney.
She was born July 16, 1924 in Greenville, Miss., to Frederick Doster and
Elma Pauline Neathery.
She married Lt. Paul E. Webber on Dec. 7, 1941 and spent the following
35 years traveling the world as an Air Force wife. She spent extensive
time in Taiwan, the Canal Zone and other Air Force locations.
After her husband’s retirement as a Colonel, they opened two real estate
offices in Del Rio, Texas. They later sold jewelry and accessories at gun
shows across the country. She has been retired since 1991 and recently
joined Trinity Presbyterian Church, where she was part of a Bible study
She is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Paul E. Webber;
daughter Paula Suzann Giles and grandson Keith D. Giles.
She is survived by her grandson, Brian T. Giles; great-grandsons Brian
Giles and Danny Giles; daughter Valerie Sandwick; grandson Richard Sandwick;
granddaughter Nikki Sandwick and son-in-law Mike Giles. She is also grieved
by numerous relatives from her husband’s side of the family, who reside
in Malvern, Ark.
A memorial service will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church in McKinney
at 2 p.m., Jan. 28, 2003. Internment alongside her husband in Malvern,
Ark., will follow on Jan. 30, 2003.
The family requests donations be sent to the Louise Webber Memorial
Fund (c/o Mike Giles, 6601 CR 166, McKinney, TX 75071) in lieu of flowers.
Funeral Services are under the direction of Belew Funeral Home.
Jack Luttrell, 81, of Honey Grove passed away Jan. 25, 2003 in Honey
Grove. He was born June 9, 1921 in Windom, Texas to Vonley M. and Alice
B. (Cobb) Luttrell. He married Ina Pearl Rogers on Oct. 12, 1941. He was
a retired farmer who had proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during
WWII and the Korean Conflict. He served as trustee of McKenzie Methodist
Church for more than 20 years. Additionally, he delivered box lunches for
SNAP, served as a member of the school board and was an avid supporter
of Honey Grove School Athletics.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vonley M. and Alice B. Luttrell.
He is survived by his wife, Ina Pearl Luttrell, of Honey Grove; daughter
Jackie and husband Tom Florimonte of McKinney; son Roger and wife Bunny
of Howe; grandchildren Jennifer Florimonte of Lubbock, James Florimonte
of McKinney, Russell Luttrell of Lubbock, Kelli Luttrell of College Station
and Leslie Luttrell of Howe.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Jan. 28, at McKenzie United Methodist
Church. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Honey Grove with Rev.
Charles Pierce and Rev. Jim Yarbrough officiating. Pallbearers will be
Russell Luttrell, James Florimonte, Mitch Lloyd, Jimmy Bates, Mark Reece
and Steve Thurman. Visitation with the family was held from 7 p.m. to 8
p.m., Monday evening at Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home in Honey Grove.
Memorials can be made to Oakwood Cemetery Association or McKenzie United
Methodist Church in Honey Grove.
Henry M. Haning
Henry M. Haning, 94, of Allen, passed away on Oct. 8, 2002 in Allen.
He was born Oct. 20, 1907 in Weston, Texas, to Cal and Cora Haning. He
married Elsie Mae Welch Nov. 1, 1930, in Collinsville, Texas. He served
in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of WWII. He was a member of the First
Baptist Church in Allen.
He is survived by his son Max Lee Haning and wife Shirley of Allen;
nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren;
sister Dora Newberry of Garland; caretaker Katy Ewen of Allen; daughter-in-law
Mary Haning Barefoot of Weston and son-in-law Charles Phelps of Marshall.
He was preceded in death by his wife Elsie Mae Haning, daughter Peggy
Phelps and son Joe Wayne Haning.
A graveside service will be held at 12 noon Oct. 11 at Ridgeview Memorial
Park with Rev. Chad Selph officiating. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to
8 p.m. Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Ruby Lourene Atkission
Ruby Lourene Atkission, 90, formerly of Vernon, died Oct. 7, 2002 in
Plano. Funeral services will be Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church
in Vernon, with Rev. Ron Fox, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in
Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home of
Rodric E. Striplin
Rodric E. Striplin, 68, of Melissa passed away Oct. 9, 2002 in McKinney.
He was born Aug. 11, 1934 in McKinney to Howard Allen and Rowena Mearl
(Wise) Striplin. On July 7, 1962 he married Betty Jo Brown in Farmers Branch.
He was a carpenter and a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church and the
VFW of McKinney and the NRA.
He is survived by his wife Betty J. Striplin of Melissa; brother Johnny
Striplin and wife Shirley; nieces and nephews Judy Sessums, Allen Striplin
and Danny Rodriguez, Debbi Jeffers and husband Jack, Angelia Davenport
and husband John and Michael Prather; great-nieces Beth Striplin and Christina
Sessums; two sisters-in-law and families; two aunts and numerous cousins
and other family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 12 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Rev. Rod Corner and Rev. Harold Thomason officiating. Interment
will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation with the family will
be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.