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Frank D. Jones
Frank D. Jones, 73, of Princeton passed away on December 7, 2002, in McKinney. He was born April 14, 1929, to Frank Calvin and Lillian Velma (Burke) Jones in Wellington, Texas. On March 13, 1977, he married Eva Amanda Seabolt Smothermon in Amarillo. He retired as a code enforcement officer from the City of McKinney in 1994. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Princeton.
His son, David Smothermon, preceded him in death in 1994.
He is survived by his wife, Eva Jones of Princeton; son, Rocky Smothermon of Hawkins, Texas; daughters, Fonda Gomez and husband, Joe of Blue Ridge, Misty Roberson and husband, Berman of Blue Ridge, and Michelle Jones of Princeton; 8 grandchildren; and brother, Pete Jones of McKinney.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday at Faith Baptist Church in Princeton with Rev. Stan Fike officiating. A graveside service will be held at Ramona Cemetery in Ramona, Okla. at 2 p.m., Wednesday. Visitation with the family will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Margie Pratt
Margie Pratt, 81, of McKinney passed away on December 7, 2002 in McKinney. She was born November 25, 1921, to Joe H. and Sue (Baxter) Thomas in Ft. Worth. On October 28, 1943, she married Jack Edward Pratt in Chicago, Ill. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her sons, Jack D. Pratt and wife, Shirley of Greenbriar, Ark., and Steve Pratt and wife, Mary Helen of Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Julie Ahne of North Little Rock, Ark., and Jay Pratt of Conway, Ark.; great grandson, Austin Ahne of North Little Rock, Ark.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Mr. George Webb officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 7 pm., Monday, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Ester Lue Armstrong
Ester Lue Armstrong, 91, of McKinney passed away December 7, 2002. She was born April 2, 1911, in Hunt County, Texas and was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was a member of Southside Assembly of God and for the last several years was a resident of North McKinney Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Buster Armstrong; son, Luther Tom Franklin Armstrong; granddaughter, Belinda Neil Smith-Goodwin; great-grandson, P.J. Murguia; and seven brothers.
She is survived by sons, Ruben Armstrong and his wife Verna, and Richard Armstrong, all of Magnum, Okla.; daughters Addie Tidwell of Dallas, Maggie L. Goodwin and husband Billy of McKinney, Elizabeth Monroe of Hearn, Texas, Edna Blackwell of McKinney and Annette Mayo and husband Buster of Paducah, Texas; 27 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; sisters Hazel Ratliff and husband Connor of Greenville, Ruth Horton of Sherman; and numerous friends.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas, Pastor Tom Ogdon, officiating. Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday at Belew Funeral Home in McKinney.

Eugene Walters
At the sunset of Jan. 22, 2003, Eugene Walters went home to be with our Lord. He was born May 8, 1924 to Mr. and Mrs. Bob Walters. He graduated from Washington High. He served in the U.S. Army for three years. He worked as a nurse’s assistant in Temple, Texas and the VA hospital in McKinney. He retired as foreman at Richardson Independent School District. He was called to the Church of Christ at an early age in Temple. He moved to McKinney and was added to the Church of Christ where Bro. Ben Norris is pastor. He and Estella Givens were married in 1946; to this union a son was born — Victor Glen Walters.
He is survived by his wife, Estella Walters; son Victor Glen Walters; granddaughter, Vikki L. Walters; brother Lorenzo Walters who is in a nursing home in Marshall, Texas, and a host of cousins, relatives and friends.
Eugene’s parents preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Throckmorton Street Church of Christ with Bro. Ben Norris officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation was from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Bennie Hernandez
Bennie Hernandez, 74, of McKinney passed away Jan. 23, 2003, at North Central Medical Center. He was born May 18, 1928, in McKinney to Phillip and Gloria (Delgado) Hernandez. On June 1, 1971, he married Betty Wilson in Collin County. He was a Landscaper and a member of the Catholic faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Bennie Hernandez Jr. and Douglas Hernandez; and one sister, Mary Hernandez.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Louise Hernandez of McKinney; children, Homer Williams and wife Teresa of Denver, Colo., Larry Hernandez of Princeton, Louise Ricther and husband Brent of Princeton, Kathy Alterogt and husband Frank of Springfield, Ill, Betty Williams of McKinney, Eddye Carmona of Princeton, Bobby Hernandez and wife Charlene of McKinney, Roger Williams of Victorville, Calif., Dudley Williams and wife Danielle of Princeton, Lisa Williams of McKinney, Billy Williams and wife Bonnie of Rapid City, S.D., Donald Hernandez and wife, Michelle of McKinney, Benjie Hernandez and wife Shea-Le of McKinney, Roy Hernandez and wife Rhonda of Princeton; 35 grandchilden; 33 great-grandchildren; brothers George Hernandez, Phillip Hernandez, Jr. and Tommy Hernandez all of McKinney; and sisters Juanita Gonzales and Susie Hernandez both of McKinney.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Jan. 27, 2003, at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Father Greg Kelly officiating. Interment will follow at Pecan Grove Cemetery. Visitation with the family was held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Barbara Jean Scott
Barbara Jean Scott was born May 6, 1932, and departed this life on Jan. 25, 2003.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bryan and Bessie Mae Hatfield and two brothers, Bryan Jr. and Gibson Hatfield.
She is survived by her husband, Eldon; and two daughters, Sherrill Watkins of Shafter, Calif. and Kathy Dyess of Lewisville.
Married in 1951, Barbara and Eldon had a marriage relationship that lasted more than 50 years. They also enjoyed more than 50 years as members of the Church of Christ, where they taught Bible classes. They were also involved in activities at East Texas Christian Academy in Tyler.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m., January 28, 2003, at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Directors.

Mary Kathryn Cook
Mary Kathryn Cook, 84, of Blue Ridge passed away Jan. 24, 2003 in Blue Ridge. Born Jan. 3, 1919 to Les and Iva Nelson McCarley, she was a life-long resident of Blue Ridge.
She was married to Benny T. Cook in 1940 and was an English teacher. She taught in Blue Ridge, Bland and Farmersville ISDs as well as Collin County Community College in McKinney until 2002. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Farmersville.
She is survived by daughter, Sue Criswell-Hudak of Atlanta, Ga.; son John Leslie Cook of Blue Ridge; nine grandchildren: Beth Criswell-Kaduboski, Brice Criswell, Jennifer Cook-Natto, Leslie Ann Cook-Nelson, Andrew Benjamin Hudak, Lauren Hudak and Jaqueline Hudak; great-grandchildren Meryl Kaduboski and Ethan Nelson; and brother Dr. L.B. McClarley of McKinney.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1974.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Jan. 27 at First Baptist Church in Farmersville with Rev. Woody Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Cemetery.

Jack McAuliff
Jack McAuliff, 84, passed away at his home in McKinney, on Jan. 24, 2003, after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease.
He was born Jan. 5, 1919, in Dallas, the first of two sons of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. McAuliff. Jack always expressed a love for airplanes and flying and became one of the youngest licensed private pilots in the United States in 1936 at the age of 17. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1937. He subsequently attended North Texas Agricultural College for two years before enlisting in the United States Army Air Corps in 1939.
He was a graduate of the Pilot’s Training Class ‘40C at Randolph Field in San Antonio and later served as Squadron Commander for the 54th Basic Training Group there in 1943. He served as a flight instructor for Forward Artillery Control at Waco Army Flying Field and B-26 Medium Attack Bombers at Del Rio, Texas. As a Major he was assigned Director of Flight training in Coffeeville, Kan., then promoted to Lt. Colonel in 1944. Jack later attained the rank of Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve.
During this time, he served as a liaison officer for the United States Air Force Academy for the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Having been awarded the Air Medal and other commendations, he retired from the Air Force in 1979.
He joined his father in the railroad crosstie and utility pole business in 1949 at Texas Tie & Timber Company, where he continued to work for nearly 40 years before retiring as president of the company in 1988. He was an active member of the American Wood Preserving Association and the National Federation of Independent Businesses.
He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Dallas until 1997 when he later joined St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Community in McKinney. He was also active in the YMCA and the Jesuit and Cistercian Preparatory School Parents’ Associations.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Dan, of Seneca, S.C.
Jack is survived by his wife, Betty Lamm McAuliff; sons and their wives, John Timothy and Cecilia of Plano; Michael and Sandra of Kirkland, Wash.; Stephen and Patricia of Dallas; and Patrick and Leeann McAuliff of McKinney; grandchildren Kevin McAuliff, Lisa McAuliff, Mark McAuliff, Kristy Nelson, David McAuliff, Martin McAuliff, Matthew McAuliff, Amanda McAuliff, Katie McAuliff and Meredith McAuliff and one great-grandchild, Brooke McAuliff. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
A Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m., Jan. 27, 2003, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in McKinney. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Jan. 28, 2003, at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, in McKinney with Celebrant Rev. Greg Kelly. Interment will follow at Calvary Hill Mausoleum, in Dallas.
Memorials may be made to St. Gabriel the Archangel School Trust of Cistercian Preparatory School.

Thomas Rollin Kehm
Thomas Rollin Kehm passed away Jan. 23, 2003 at his home in The Colony. He was born Feb. 5, 1941 in Chicago. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be missed greatly. He married Shirley Locey in Edwardsburg, Mich., in 1970. He was a very dedicated father and heavily involved with his children’s activities and the community.
He is survived by his wife of thirty-two years, Shirley; children Michelle Bechtel and husband Jon, Tracy Halligan and husband Kevin, Sheree Kehm and Steve Kehm and grandson Ryan Bechtel.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rollin Kehm, and mother, Florence Kehm.
The family would like to extend its warmest thanks to Cathy McMullin of Vista Care Hospice Organization and Dr. Michael Savin for their help in our time of need.
Services will include visitation at the Golf Club at Castle Hills on Jan. 27 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the Golf Club at Castle Hills on Jan. 28, 2003 at noon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society of Dallas, 8900 Carpenter Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75247.

Floyd Rhoten
Mrs. Floyd “Red” “Granny” Rhoten, 69, of McKinney passed away Oct. 4, 2002, at North Central Medical Center. She was born March 8, 1933, in McKinney to Floyd and Omie (Payne) Smith. She married Horace Rhoten in Oct., 1952, in McKinney. She retired from Luminator, a division of Gulton Industries, as a painter. She was a member of St. James CME Church in McKinney.
She is survived by her daughter Celestine Brown, of McKinney; grandchildren Brandon Brown of McKinney and Brandi Brown of Dallas; great-children Brayon Brown and Bre’Anna Brown both of McKinney; sister Mary Tutson also of McKinney; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, many friends, and brother and sister-in-laws.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and five sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Oct. 11, 2002, at St. James CME Church in McKinney with Rev. Charles Wattley and Rev. Thomas Jagours officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation with the family will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Elizabeth Catherine Russell-Boivin
Born Sept. 1, 1952, Elizabeth Catherine Russell-Boivin died Dec. 4, 2002. She died prematurely after vigorously fighting breast cancer for two years. Her husband Roger; her adopted sister Joyce Anderson; her mom and dad; and two brothers survive her.
She was a loving and dedicated wife and spent her life helping others. She positively affected everyone she came in contact with. The family and the many friends she made throughout her life will dearly miss her.
A memorial service will be held at Wind Dancer Farm at 7601 County Road 418, Melissa, at 11 a.m. on Dec. 15, 2002, followed by a reception.

Mary Ann Addington
Mary Ann Addington, 56, of Princeton, Texas, passed away Nov. 26, 2002, in Torrence, California. She was born Nov. 3, 1946, in Tennessee, to Harold and Ruth Brownlee (Williams) Wright. She married Elmo Addington. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her son, Elmo Addington of Princeton; sister, Bertha Saldivar of Torrence; grandchildren, Christine Pauley and Scott Pauley, both of Princeton; and Jeff Addington, Jennifer Addington and Lance Addington, all of Allen, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmo Addington in 2000.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Climax Community, Texas. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Ester Lue Armstrong
Ester Lue Armstrong, born April 2, 1911, in Hunt County, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 7, 2002, in McKinney at the age of 91 years. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was a member of the Southside Assembly of God and for the last several years, a resident of North McKinney Nursing and Rehabilitation.
She was preceded in death by her husband Lester Armstrong, son Luther Tom Franklin Armstrong; granddaughter Belinda Neil Smith-Goodwin; great-grandson P.J. Murguia; and seven brothers. She is survived by sons Ruben Armstrong and wife Verna of Mangum, Oklahoma and Richard Armstrong also of Mangum; daughters Addie Tidwell of Dallas; Maggie L. Goodwin and husband Billy of McKinney, Elizabeth Monroe of Hearn, Texas, Edna Blackwell of McKinney and Annette Mayo and husband Buster of Paducah, Texas; 27 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous friends.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas. Pastor Tom Ogdon officiating. Visitation with the family will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Belew Funeral Home in McKinney.

Jeffery Mark Hargrove, II
Jeffery Mark Hargrove, II, born Sept. 6, 1988 in North Charleston, N.C., passed away unexpectedly Dec. 4, 2002, at the age of 14 years. He attended McKinney High School, playing on their football team, as No. 40. He was also a member of The Abundant Life Church in Plano.
He is survived by his father, Jeffery M. Hargrove of McKinney, mother Nellie R. Hargrove of Santiago, Chile, brother Andrew Hargrove, sisters Brandy C. and Chelsea C. Hargrove; grandparents Stan and Rachel Hargrove; James and Billie Dotson; numerous uncles and aunts, many cousins and a host of friends.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 8, 2002, at the Abundant Life Church in Plano, 2021 East Park Blvd. Pastors Dan Rigden, Kevin Burgess and Chip Donahue officiating. Interment will follow at Fitzhugh Cemetery in Allen. Visitation with the family will be held at Belew Funeral Home in McKinney.

Eugene Walters
At the sunset of Jan. 22, 2003, Eugene Walters went home to be with our Lord. He was born May 8, 1924 to Mr. and Mrs. Bob Walters. He graduated from Washington High. He served in the U.S. Army for three years. He worked as a nurse's assistant in Temple, Texas and the VA hospital in McKinney. He retired as foreman at Richardson Independent School District. He was called to the Church of Christ at an early age in Temple. He moved to McKinney and was added to the Church of Christ where Bro. Ben Norris is pastor. He and Estella Givens were married in 1946, to this union a son was born Victor Glen Walters.
He is survived by his wife, Estella Walters; son, Victor Glen Walters; and granddaughter, Vikki L. Walters; brother Lorenzo Walters who is in a nursing home in Marshall, Texas; and a host of cousins, relatives and friends.
Eugene’s parents preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Throckmorton Street Church of Christ with Bro. Ben Norris officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Bennie Hernandez
Bennie Hernandez, 74, of McKinney, passed away Jan. 23, 2003 at North Central Medical Center. He was born May 18, 1928 in McKinney to Phillip and Gloria (Delgado) Hernandez. On June 1, 1971, he married Betty Wilson in Collin County. He was a Landscaper and a member of the Catholic faith.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Louise Hernandez of McKinney; children, Homer Williams and wife, Teresa of Denver, Colo., Larry Hernandez of Princeton, Louise Ricther and husband, Brent of Princeton, Kathy Alterogt and husband, Frank of Springfield, Ill., Betty Williams of McKinney, Eddye Carmona of Princeton, Bobby Hernandez and wife, Charlene of McKinney, Roger Williams of Victorville, Calif., Dudley Williams of Danielle of Princeton, Lisa Williams of McKinney, Billy Williams and wife, Bonnie of Rapid City, S.D., Donald Hernandez and wife, Michelle of McKinney, Benjie Hernandez and wife, Shea-Le of McKinney, Roy Hernandez and wife, Rhonda of Princeton; 35 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; brothers, George Hernandez, Culley Hernandez and Tommy Hernandez all of McKinney; and sisters, Juanita Garza and Susie Hernandez both also of McKinney.

Thomas Rollin Kehm
Thomas Rollin Kehm passed away Jan. 23, 2003 at his home in The Colony, Texas. He was born Feb. 5, 1941 in Chicago. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be missed greatly. He married Shirley Locey in Edwardsburg, Mich. in 1970. He was a very dedicated father and heavily involved with his children’s activities and the community.
He is survived by his wife of thirty-two years, Shirley; children, Michelle Bechtel and husband Jon, Tracy Halligan and husband Kevin, Sheree Kehm and Steve Kehm; and grandson, Ryan Bechtel.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rollin Kehm, and mother, Florence Kehm.
The family would like to extend its warmest thanks to Cathy McMullin of Vista Care Hospice Organization and Dr. Michael Savin for their help in our time of need.
Services will include visitation at the Golf Club at Castle Hills on Jan. 27 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the Golf Club at Castle Hills on Jan. 28 at 12 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society of Dallas, 8900 Carpenter Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75247.

Hannah Malcom
Mrs. Hannah Malcom, age 66, of McKinney passed away June 7, 2002, at North Central Medical Center. She was born Jan. 30, 1936, in Tioga, LA, to John Baptist and Mary Katherine (Williams) Yeager. She married Havis Malcom on Oct. 6, 1973, in Abilene, TX. Mrs. Malcom was a seamstress who worked at the Carriage House Quilt Shops in Van Alstyne and Plano, as well as other quilt shops in the area. She was a member of the Waddill Street Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Havis Malcom of McKinney; son, Bill Breneman and wife, Diane of Melissa; daughters, Peggy Japko and husband, Matthew of McKinney, and Susan Hilgenfeld of Greenville; 7 grandchildren; brothers, John Yeager and wife, Becky of Quinlan, and Johnson Yeager and wife, Viola of Rayne, LA; sister, Olevia Mullen and husband, Ronnie of Wills Point; and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. June 8, 2002, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel.

Leon Pressnell
Leon Pressnell, 78, of McKinney passed away Oct. 3, 2002 in Plano. He was born April 30, 1924 to John Alfred and Valley Mae (Swanner) Pressnell in Alabama. On Aug. 21, 1943, he married Dortha Mae Cottle in McKinney. He was owner of Leon Pressnell’s Used Cars until his retirement in 1985. He served his country in the U.S. Army, and he was a veteran of World War II.
Mr. Pressnell was a member of the Dayspring Christian Fellowship Church in McKinney. An avid sports fan, he had a special love for baseball, which he played at McKinney High School. He later played for various semi-professional teams after his return from World War II. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren lovingly referred to him as “T-Daddy.”
He is survived by his wife, Dortha Mae Pressnell; daughters Barbara Holland and husband Dickie and Melody Eldridge and husband David, both of McKinney; grandchildren Richie Holland and wife Sonia, of Richmond, Va., Jeremy Holland of Dallas, Holly Arello and husband Jon of Warren, Mass., Julie Eldridge of Dallas and Jill Eldridge of Denton; great-grandchildren Alex and Madison Holland of Barre, Mass., Sydney Holland of Allen, Cameron and Jillian Arello, both of Warren, Mass.; sister LeQuita Tucker of Arlington; brothers Johnny and Bobby Pressnell of McKinney; and many other loving relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Rhonda Jewel Pressnell in 1959; and brother Harold Pressnell.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 6, 2002 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Dalton Froman officiating. Interment will follow at Pecan Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Dayspring Christian Fellowship Church or the VNA Hospice of Collin County.

Johnnie Aline Riddle
Johnnie Aline Riddle, 78, of McKinney passed away Dec. 2, 2002 at her home. She was born July 28, 1924 to James Ferrell and Josie E. (Cook) Langston in Valdesta, Texas, graduated from Priceton High School and was a life-long resident of Collin County. She married Kenneth W. Riddle on Jan. 29, 1949. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her seven children: James Honea of Coleman, Texas and his wife, Brenda; Don Riddle of Palmer Lake, Colo. and his wife, Janet; Diane Armstrong of Jacksonville, Ala. and her husband, Richard; John Riddle of McKinney and his wife, Kathi; Rebecca Varnado of Mesquite and her husband, Robert; Cindy Riddle of McKinney; Paul Riddle of Jacksonville, Ala.; and “honorary sons” Charley Cullins of Coleman, Texas and Thom Cole of Anniston, Ala.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brother Wayne Langston of Ivanhoe, Texas; sister Wanda Tacke of Cedar Hill, Texas; and uncle John Hoyt Langston of Grand Prairie.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth W. Riddle; her infant daughter, Armanda Riddle; parents, James F. and Josie Langston and one sister-in-law.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Bill Pierson officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Family visitation will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Odell Sep Smith
Odell Sep Smith of Portales, formerly of Rogers, passed away while visiting family members in McKinney, Texas on Dec. 2. The son of Oliver Columbus and Betty Smith, Odell was born in Bailey County, Texas on Oct. 21, 1913. While playing basketball at Rogers, he was a member of the State Championship team and held the New Mexico High School shot put record for over thirty years. After finding the love of his life, Odell married Una Harris of Rogers in 1934. They started farming and ranching, while establishing one of the first dairy parlors in the county. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Portales, an active member of the county serving on the Rogers and Dora School Boards, County Commissioner, Farm Bureau, Deputy Sheriff, Sheriff, a member of the Woodsmen of the World and Odd Fellow organizations. He served his community with passion, integrity, and possessed a real love for helping people. His interests included sports, hunting, fishing, camping and family.
He survived by his wife, Una of Portales; brother Rex Smith of Farmington, N.M.; daughters and son-in-laws Laverne and Holt Irby of Garland, Texas, Louise Smith of McKinney, Doris and Gerald Devault of Lubbock; son and daughter-in-law Derrell and Jody Smith of Waco; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, four sisters and his son-in-law, Billy Ray Smith.
Pallbearers will be grandsons: Joe Irby of Garland, Billy Smith of Richardson, Jim Irby of Garland, Gregg Devault of Bartlett, Texas, Kendall Devault of Farwell, Texas, Chad Smith and Scott Smith of Waco.
Viewing and family visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Dec. 6, at Wheeler Mortuary in Portales. Services will be at 1 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the First Baptist Church of Portales, with Dr. Herbert Bergstrom and Dr. Philip Fike officiating. Burial will follow at the Portales Cemetery.

Elzie Abrams
Elzie Abrams, 83, passed away in Plano on Dec. 2, 2002. He was born Nov. 7, 1919.
He leaves to mourn Rosie Abrams (wife), Neva Booker, Jimmy Abrams, Russell Abrams, Mark Abrams, Beverly Fields, Gary Abrams, Karen Holmes, Bobbie Cole of McKinney, Denise Ellis, Glennis Vann of Plano, Kimberly Lemon of San Antonio, Jo Warner Freeman of Ft. Worth, Nora Burnett (sister) of Lawton, Okla., Linda Lincoln (sister) of Kansas City, Mo., 38 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren, three great- great-grandchildren, and a host of friends and relatives.
He was preceded in death by Arry Caldwell (mother), John Abrams (father), John Abrams Jr., Maggie Rutledge, Mossie Coleman, Eveline Ogles, Paula Abrams (wife), Lucille Abrams (daughter).
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 6 at Belew Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Jesse Owens officiating. Interment will follow at Ross Cemetery. For further information call 972-562-7788.

Brigitte Dancer Rule
Brigitte Dancer Rule, 35, of Anna passed away Jan. 21, 2003, at North Central Medical Center, McKinney. She was born Sept. 11, 1967, in Halletsville, Texas to Homer Lionel and Marchita May (Day) Dancer. She was a graduate of Cooper High School in Abilene. On Nov. 11, 1989, she married Daniel Lee Rule in Trenton, Texas. She was a housewife and mother and a very active member of the Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Desert, Texas.
She is survived by her husband, Dan Rule of Anna; sons Dakota Rule and Dylan Rule; daughter Danielle Rule; mother Marchita Dancer of Trenton; brothers Brent Dancer of Murphy, Texas and Jim Dancer of Trenton and sister Pam Henderson, also of Trenton.
She was preceded in death by her father, Homer L. Dancer in 1996.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Jan. 24, 2003, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Pastor Vernon Burgess and Pastor David Sharp officiating. Interment will follow at Burns Cemetery, Trenton, Texas. Visitation with the family will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Dorval Lowell Beaty
Dorval Lowell Beaty went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 17, 2003. He was 72. He fought a courageous battle against heart and lung disease as well as diabetes.
He was born in Lorenzo, Texas, on Feb. 22, 1930. He farmed for 20 years in the Lorenzo area. In 1967, he moved to Fort Walton Beach, Fla., where he owned and operated an oyster bar and restaurant. He was also employed by Whitsell-Green Construction.
In 1977, he moved back to Lorenzo where he worked for the cotton gin and farmed for R.B. Todd Produce. Later, he worked for Crosby County until his retirement years in McKinney to be closer to his children.
He married Virgie Mae Kuehler in Lubbock on Nov. 19, 1949.
He is survived by his wife, Mae, and their eight children: James of Hurst, J.W. of Keller, Julie McKay of Layton, Utah, Jeana Fitzgerald of Honey Grove, Janet Talabay of Allen, Joann Petit of Fort Worth, Jay of Watauga and Jerel of Devine. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, two great-granddaughters, and one step-great-grandson; and two brothers: J.L. of Lawrence, Kan., and Bill of Santa Anna, Texas. He is also survived by one aunt, Ann Capps of McKinney, formerly of Lorenzo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, L.C. and Vera Beaty and one brother, Alton.
In order to continue helping others, he has donated his body to medical science. A memorial was held at 3 p.m. Monday at 2401 Country View Lane in McKinney. Chaplain Bill Peirson officiated. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Methodist Church of Lorenzo, the Lorenzo Cemetery Association, to your local E.M.S., or the National Heart and Lung Association.

Harlon Wright
Harlon Wright, 81, of Merit, Texas passed away on Jan. 22, 2003 in McKinney. He was born on Sept. 3, 1921 to William Albert Wright and Rosie Mae Melton Wright in Snow Hill, Texas. He married Lauretta Belle Hooper on Dec. 21, 1940 and was a farmer. He was a member of Merit Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife Belle Wright; sons Jerry W. Wright of Farmersville and Kenneth Wright of Merit; sister Lucille Kennedy of Fort Worth and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Jan. 24 at Merit Baptist Church in Merit with Rev. Jimmy Rose officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Jan. 23 at Hurst’s Fielder-Baker in Farmersville. Memorials can be made to Merit Baptist Church, P.O. Box 264, Merit, Texas 75458.

Thomas “T.R.” Calloway
Thomas “T.R.” Calloway, 78, of McKinney, passed away Dec. 3, 2002, in Plano. He was born June 16, 1924, in Frisco to Harvey E. and Sylvia (Fickland) Calloway. He married Ina Ballard on Sept. 12, 1948, in McKinney. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked in the health care industry and was of the Methodist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Ina Calloway of McKinney; sons Roy Calloway and Troy Calloway, both of Plano; sister Ernestine Hard of California and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister and one brother.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 6, 2002, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Leon Childers
Leon Childers, 68, of Farmersville passed away Dec. 1, 2002 at North Central Medical Center of McKinney.
He was born Sept. 15, 1934 in Greenville to Alton and Ila Mae (Poe) Childers. He married Rita Clemons on June 5, 1954 in Durant, Okla. He was a service advisor for Bob Tomes Ford in McKinney.
He is survived by his wife, Rita Childers of Farmersville; sisters Yvonne McCrary of Farmersville, Lou Walding of Farmersville, Maxine Hunt of Greenville, Pamela Bench of Greenville; and brother Jerry Don Childers of Farmersville.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2002 at Hurst’s Fielder-Baker Chapel in Farmersville. Interment will follow at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Hurst’s Fielder-Baker Chapel in Farmersville.

Raymond L. Prather
Mr. Raymond L. Prather, age 48, of McKinney passed away June 4, 2002, in McKinney. He was born Aug. 28, 1953, in McKinney to Carlton W. and Ruby (Schmid) Prather. Mr. Prather was a truck driver and a member of the St. Michael’s Catholic Church.
He is survived by his mother, Ruby Prather of McKinney; uncles and aunts, Clarence and Glenda Schmid of Lucas, TX, Cecil and Katherine Schmid of Princeton, Gene and Catherine Schmid of Princeton, Robert and Annie Ruth Schmid of Commerce, TX; aunts, Ruth Peevy of Robinson, TX, Letha Mae Cole of Paris, TX, and Clara Greathouse of Sulpher Springs; and numerous other loving relatives and friends.
Mr. Prather was preceded in death by his father, Carlton W. Prather.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. June 7, 2002, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Carl Vogel officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

V.E. “Nip” Justice
Mr. V.E. “Nip” Justice, age 85, of McKinney passed away June 4, 2002, in McKinney. He was born Aug. 13, 1916, in Collin County, Texas, to Fred Joe and Ada (Grimes) Justice. He married Louvee Moore on April 15, 1939, in McKinney. Mr. Justice served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service and was a member of the First Christian Church in McKinney, where he served as an elder. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in McKinney.
He is survived by his wife, Louvee Justice of McKinney; sons, Mike Justice and Bill Justice and his wife, Nancy, all of McKinney; granddaughters, Amy Justice of McKinney, Page Justice-Reno of Richardson, and Ashley Astleford and her husband, John of McKinney; grandson, Todd Justice of Richardson; great-grandson, Joshua Justice of Richardson; great-granddaughters, Kelly and Rebecca Justice, both of Richardson; and sister, Mrs. Hazel Smith of Plano.
Mr. Justice was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on June 7, 2002, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, with Rev. Richard Russell officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Jane Cotten Boger
Mrs. Jane Cotten Boger, age 76, of Plano passed away this morning in Parker, TX. She was born on April 7, 1926, to William Marion and Bennie Doris (Merrill) Thomas, Jr. in Ben Franklin, TX. In 1965, she married Don Boger in McKinney. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ladonia, TX.
She is survived by her sons, Larry Wymon Cotton of Dallas and Johnny Cotten of Parker; grandchildren, Nathan Cotten of Plano, Johnny Kyle Cotten of Parker, and Ginger Ann Cotten of Plano; great-grandchildren, Avery Cotten of Plano; brother, Ralph Felix Thomas of McKinney.
Mrs. Boger was preceded in death by her husband, Don Boger.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on June 7, 2002, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel. Interment will follow at Pecan Gap Cemetery in Pecan Gap, TX. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.


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