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Maria Hernandez
Maria Hernandez, 79, of Dallas, passed away on May 30, 2002. She was born on Dec. 9, 1922, to Phillip and Elidia (Delgado) Hernandez in McKinney. She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith.
She is survived by her daughters, Gloria Lopez of Dallas, Anita Martinez of Dallas, Beatrice Martinez of Gordonville, Margaret Gallegos of McKinney, Robbin Martinez of Dallas and Victoria Watkins of Carrollton; sons Jesse and Don Phillip Martinez, both of Dallas, and Tommy Martinez of Seagoville, Tex.; 48 grandchildren; 105 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Juanita and Susie Hernandez of McKinney; brothers, Tommy, Benny, Rigorio (Goyo), and Phillip, Jr., Hernandez, all of McKinney; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, five sons and three daughters.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. June 5, 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. Tuesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Creed Mitchell
Creed Mitchell, 67, of Navasota, Tex., passed away June 2, 2002, in Bryan, Tex. He was born May 14, 1935, in Roxton, Tex., to Obed Lee and Bessie Lee (Willis) Mitchell. He was an automotive mechanic.
He is survived by his son, Wayne McCullogh of Tom Bean, Tex.; sisters, Helen Oller of Princeton, Christine Smith of Granbury, Juanita Stephens of Springtown, Tex., Jo Ann Burke of Van Alstyne; brothers, Lermon Mitchell of Princeton, and Thomas Mitchell of Celina; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter; one son; five brothers; and one sister.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. June 6, 2002, at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel. Interment will follow at Forest Grove Cemetery in Allen. Visitation with the family will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Barbara Ann Weldon
Barbara Ann Weldon, born May 14, 1940, passed away in McKinney on June 2, 2002, at the age of 62. She is survived by her husband, Ray Weldon; children, Galyn Olivieri and her husband, Daniel, Connie Detarville and her husband, Dale, and Donnie Hopper; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; step-sisters, Nona Lincycomb and Mary Frances Barlow; several other family members and a host of friends.
Services for Mrs. Weldon will be held at 10 a.m. June 5, 2002, at Belew Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Daniel Olivieri will officiate. Interment will follow at Fitzhugh Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Sue K. Stricker
Sue K. Stricker, 55, of Allen passed away on Nov. 8, 2002 in Plano. She was born on Aug. 29, 1947 to George Anthony and Betty (Anderson) Breitenfeldt in Rockford, Ill. On July 30, 1982 she married Roger Stricker in Benton, Mo. She was a training coordinator for General Cologne Re and attended St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Allen. She was a member of the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. She was also the State Director for the State of Maine Muscular Dystrophy Association and an elected trustee for the city of Grayslake, Ill. She was an elected city councilwoman for the city of Auburn, Maine and a city council representative to the Auburn School Board in Auburn. At Mid-Maine Hospital in Lewiston, she was on the Hospital Board and a Citizen’s Advocate Member and ran as a state senate candidate for the Lewiston/Auburn area.
She is survived by her husband, Roger Stricker of Allen; sons Mark Weiskircher and wife Jennifer of Okinawa, Japan, and Paul Weiskircher and wife Evangeline of Wichita Falls; daughter Jill Pyland and Sam Britton III of The Colony; step-children Deborah Gehrke and husband Doug of Grand Forks, N.D., Janet Funk and husband Doug of Huntley, Ill., Jean Stephens and husband Gary of Lake Zurich, Ill., and Roger J. Stricker of Los Angeles; 12 grandchildren; two sisters and one brother.
Her parents and granddaughter Kylie Weiskircher preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 12 at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Allen with Father Tim Church officiating. A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Mckinney.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society; Save the Children Fund in Bannockburn, Ill.

James B. “Jim” Deur
James B. “Jim” Deur, 63, of McKinney passed away on Nov. 9, 2002 in McKinney. He was born on May 8, 1939 to James D. and Esther P. (Fiene) Deur in Denison, Iowa. He served in U.S. Air Force and was of the Catholic faith.
He is survived by his mother Esther Deur of McKinney; sister,Jaynie Burns of McKinney; nieces Julie Guerra of McKinney and Amber Deur of Dallas; nephew Jeff Burns of Lufkin; numerous great nieces and nephews and other loving relatives.
A graveside service was held this morning at 11 a.m. at Ridgeview Memorial Park with Rev. Dick Russell officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Lewis Meadows
Lewis Meadows, 86, passed away on Nov. 10, 2002 in McKinney. He was an Air Force Veteran serving during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service and also retired from Wyatts Cafeteria where he worked as a chef. After his retirement he enjoyed working in his garden and being a handyman.
He is survived by his children Sherry A. Meadows of Arlington, Bonnie Waechter and husband Ed of Lowry Crossing and Robert Lewis Meadows and wife Jolyn of Kerrville; grandchildren Robert Lewis Meadows Jr., Andrew Ryan Meadows, Christopher James Meadows and Marcus Waechter; sister-in-law Hazel Harris; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife Jo Powers Meadows in Oct. of 2000 and granddaughter Amy Michelle Meadows in April of 1975. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Nov. 12 at Old Arlington Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Belew Funeral Home in McKinney.
The family would like to thank Dr. Jan and Dr. Henderson and the staff of North Central Medical Center for their tireless efforts of the last 41 days.

J.A. Hackney
J.A. Hackney, 76, formerly of McKinney, passed away at his home in Kirtland on Oct. 31, 2002. He was born in Melissa on Aug. 31, 1926. He retired from teaching at the Grace B. Wilson Elementary School in Kirtland.
He is survived by his wife Billie Hackney of Kirtland; son Ronald Hackney and wife Trish of Rio Rancho; daughters Janie Flack and husband Alan from Flora Vista and Melody McKibben of Mesa, Ariz.; his special children Mike and Cynthia Davidson; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters and four brothers.
Memorial services were held at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at the First Baptist Church in Kirtland with the Rev. Joe Byers officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made in his name to the Navajo Missions Inc., 210 W. Main St., Farmington or the Hesperus Baptist Camp, 22265 Hwy. 140 Hesperus, Colo. 81326.
Cremation was provided by the Alternative Society.

Junette Mather
Junette Mather, 50, of Princeton passed away June 1, 2002 in McKinney. She was born March 14, 1952 in Dallas to Morgan and Martha (Canup) Burns. She was an assembler in the motorcycle business and was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her daughters, Kay Burdett of McKinney and Jamie Sellers and husband, Randy, of Sadler, Tex.; son, Michael Harris of Quinlan, Tex.; grandchildren, Brandon Burdett, Lu Ann Harris, Brittany Sellers and Andrew Sellers; mother, Martha Burns of Princeton; brothers, Art Burns of Greenville and Clete Burns of Princeton; numerous nieces, nephew and other loving relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Morgan Burns.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. June 4, 2002, at Ridgeview Memorial Park with Rev. Rodney McDaniel officiating. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Monday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Mary Jenice Null
Mary Jenice (Thomas) Null was born in Princeton, the daughter of Sherman L. Thomas and Lora Payne Thomas. She passed away May 31, 2002, at North Central Medical Center. She was a member of Princeton First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband George Null of Princeton; three sons, Ray Shewbirt and wife Dixie, Sherman Shewbirt, Paul Shewbirt and wife Kim; one daughter Valeria Jenice Young and husband Jacky; step-children James and Tami Null, Nathan and Carol Douglas, Glen and Meloney Norris; sisters Jean Hartsell, Fay Price, Pauline Bauchie, all of Princeton; sister-in-law Kay and John Burney, Bernice Palmquist; brothers Delton Thomas of Princeton and Willard Thomas of Wagner. She is also survived by a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and son Christopher Shewbirt; one brother and one sister.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. June 3 at Belew Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Stan Fike officiated. Interment followed at Princeton Cemetery. Visitation with the family was held Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Leta Mae Littrell
Leta Mae Littrell, 88, of McKinney, passed away on June 1, 2002, at her home. She was born on July 14, 1913, to Leander Sylvester and Maggie Ann (Tolleson) Bourland in Weston, Tex. On Jan. 4, 1934, she married George H. Littrell in McKinney. She was a homemaker and a long-time member of the Chambersville Methodist Church.
She is survived by her children, Royce Littrell of Cache, Okla., Anita Gray of Chambersville, Allan and Gary Littrell, both of Chambersville; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George H. Littrell; son, Bobby Littrell; grandson, Brent Gray.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., June 4, 2002, at Chambersville Methodist Church with Roy Littrell and Mike Varrassi officiating. Interment will follow at Chambersville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Allan Dale Baxley
Allan Dale Baxley, 42, of Princeton, passed away May 31, 2002, in McKinney. He was born April 16, 1960, in Dallas to Ronald Wesley and Shirley Jean (O’Neill) Baxley. He married Terry Carpenter on May 3, 1985, in Farmers Branch, TX. Allan worked for the Dallas Water Department with 21 years of service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Farmers Branch and was also a volunteer fireman in Branch, Tex.
Allan is survived by his wife, Terry Baxley of Princeton; children, David Wesley Baxley of Oklahoma, Chase McLemore and Justin Thomas Baxley, both of Princeton; mother, Shirley Baxley of Allen, TX; sister, Rhonda Baxley Hamlett of Richardson; brother, Carl Baxley of Allen; and nieces and nephews, Amanda, Christina, Amber, Clancey, Chad, Daniel, Chayne, Josh, Alan, Alex and Lauren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Baxley.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., June 3, 2002, at the First Baptist Church in Branch. Interment will follow at Wilson Chapel. Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Marvin Wayne White
Marvin Wayne White, 41, of McKinney, died Sept. 28, 2002, in a San Antonio hospital.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Oct. 1, 2002, at Lunn Funeral Home Chapel in Olney with the Rev. Paul Jones, pastor of the First Church of God in Odessa and Scotte Clark, minister of the Hamilton Street Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will be in the Restland Cemetery under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home.
He was born Dec. 24, 1960, in Odessa to Tommy and Beverly (Daniel) White. He and Elaine McCormack were married Dec. 19, 1998 in Odessa. He graduated in 1979 from Permian High School in Odessa. He also graduated from UTPB. He taught middle school in Duncanville, Texas, for one year and was currently teaching at McKinney High School in McKinney. He had a great love for his God, his family and friends. He loved to write and sing gospel music and play the guitar and grand piano. He was a wonderful Christian man and was considered a gentle giant by his friends. He was a member of the First Church of God in Odessa. He moved to McKinney in 2000 from Duncanville.
Survivors include his wife Elaine of McKinney; parents Tommy and Beverly White of Odessa; grandmother Ruth Daniel of Olney; mother and father-in-law John and Joan McCormack of Belfast, Northern Ireland; and a sister-in-law Caroline McCormack of Belfast.
Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 4106 Marathon Blvd. #C Austin, Texas, 78756-3720.

Aletha Lea Hargrave
Aletha Lea Hargrave, 71, of Farmersville, died at her residence. She was born July 11, 1931, in Josephine. She married Richard Hargrave on April 23, 1948 in Caddo Mills, Texas. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Josephine and was a retired U.S. Postmaster.
She is survived by her husband Richard Hargrave of Famersville; sons Rickey Hargrave of McKinney, Randy and Ronnie Hargrave of Farmersville; daughter Susan Hargrave of Farmersville; niece Joy Meador of Greenville; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers.
A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 30, 2002, at First Baptist Church Josephine. Interment will follow at IOOF Cemetery in Caddo Mills.

Birdie Moorhead
Birdie Moorhead, 65, of McKinney passed away Sept. 27 at her home. She was born June 13, 1937, in McKinney, to Fred and Mary Elva (Robbins) Kennedy. She married Jerry Moorhead on Oct. 25, 1958, in McKinney. She was a homemaker and a member of Hillcrest Christian Church.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Moorhead of McKinney; sons, Gary Moorhead and wife, Charlotte, and Greg Moorhead, all of McKinney; grandchildren, Jacob, Stephanie and Stacy Moorhead, all of McKinney, and Justin Moorhead of Allen; great-grandchildren, Kaylie and Blake Hood; brothers, Jack Kennedy of Beaumont, Lonnie Kennedy of Colorado Springs, Charles Kennedy of Burkburnet, Texas, and Rayford Kennedy of Prosper; sisters, Frances Maas of Los Altos, Cal., Freddie Simpson of Plano, Lois Head of Fairview, Beth Bailey of Richardson, and Patricia Hay of Princeton; and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Geraldine Odle; and niece, Beth Raines.
Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday at Hillcrest Christian Church in McKinney, Rev. David Kautt and Rev. Rod Corner, officiating. Interment followed at Wilson Chapel Cemetery. Visitation with the family was from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Gene Helton, O.C. Lockey, Grady Chandler, Oscar Jeans, Granvell Ellis and Dillon Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were Lindsey Gunter, Jack Edwards, Don Neel and Harold Tomlinson.

Nathan B. Carver D.D.S.
Nathan B. Carver D.D.S., 29, of Plano passed away on Jan. 12, 2003. He was born to Larry Carver and Marsha Bonner on Jan. 18, 1973 in Corpus Christi. He married Kelley Allen on May 20, 1995. After graduating from the Baylor College of Dentistry in 2001, he opened a private practice in McKinney and was a member of the American Dental Association. He was a member of the Stonebridge United Methodist Church-McKinney.
He is survived by his wife, Kelley Machelle Carver of Plano; one son, Bryar Bradley Carver also of Plano; parents Marsha and Bill Sadler and Larry and Marie Carver of Howe, Texas; mother-in-law LaVaughn Allen of Bells, Texas; sister Sarah Jo Carver of Sherman; niece Nicolette Paige Carver of Sherman; step-sisters Melissa Gillespie, Melissa Cooper, Deanna Self and Amanda Ruff of Sequin, Texas; step-brother Slon Ruff of Sequin; uncles Dale Bonner of Denison and Don Bonner of Van Alstyne; aunt Janet Vincik of Abilene and brother-in-law Mike Allen of Bells.
Family visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 15 at Stonebridge United Methodist Church-McKinney. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Jan. 17 at Stonebridge United Methodist Church-McKinney with Rev. Don Smith, Rev. Ed Lantz and Rev. Karen Horan officiating, with burial at Cedarlawn Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the Dental Ministry Fund. Donate to: Nathan Carver Fund c/o Stonebridge United Methodist Church, 1800 S. Stonebridge Drive, McKinney, 75070.

Louise Carey
Louise Carey, 89, of Celina passed away Jan. 13, 2003 in Celina. She was born Nov. 22, 1913 in Dallas to Harvey and Mary L. (Clare) Comfort. She married Haley E. Carey on May 3, 1974, in Durant, Okla. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her daughters, Debra Martin and Sandra Welch, both of Lewisville, Texas; sons Harvey Weldon of McKinney and George Weldon of Alabama; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother C. C. Comfort of Dallas; bestest neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Weldon Franklin, and friend Mary Montgomery, all of Celina; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers; two grandchildren; and parents.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Jan. 16 at the Celina Church of Christ. Interment will follow at Old Celina Cemetery in Celina. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Lucinda Austin
Lucinda Austin, 58 of McKinney passed away Sept. 22 in McKinney.
She was born June 4, 1944, in Paris, Texas to Thomas and Edwiner Gunn. She was married to Roy Austin.
She is survived by her husband, Roy Austin of McKinney; son Anthony C. Johnson of Allen; grandchildren Sonya and Salvador Perez of Allen; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Maryanne Gunn; father Thomas Gunn; mother Edwiner Gunn; sister Mae Helen Bell; and brothers Willie Franklin Gunn, Dennis Gunn and Clifton Gunn.
A wake will be held at Owens Chapel Church of God in Christ from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday at Owens Chapel Church of God in Christ in McKinney, Superintendent J. Owens, officiating. Interment will follow at Fitzhugh Cemetery in Paris.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by directors of Grundy Funeral Home in Greenville.

Exa Edwards
Exa Edwards, 93, a retired Garland and McKinney schoolteacher, has passed away. She was born Feb. 16, 1909, in Collin County, the daughter of Ranzy Johnson and Annie Mae Buie Edwards. She was a member of the Garland Retired Teachers Association and Westminster Baptist Church.
She is survived by nephews Trice Edwards, Don Edwards, Bob Edwards, Jerry Edwards; nieces Ouida Yates, Anne Bates, Judy Wilson, Cathy Rucker, Helen Garner and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ranzy and Annie Edwards; siblings Rome Edwards of Overland Park, Kan., Alma Alcorn of Farmersville, Alta Browning of Garland, Baxter Edwards of Celina, Ernest Edwards of Lubbock, Harland Edwards of Westminster, Quincy Edwards of Prosper and R.J. Edwards, Jr. of Dallas.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 28, 2002, at Elm Grove Cemetery in Westminster under the direction of Blessing Funeral Home of Mansfield.

Ann Spenny Bauereis
Ann Spenny Bauereis passed away May 23, 2002. She was born January 30,1932 in Springfield, Missouri.
A long-time Dallas resident, Bauereis spent the past five years in McKinney. A graduate of North Texas State University, she worked as a Medical Technologist. Later, when the children were older, she became a tax accountant with several CPA firms.
She is survived by her husband, Ellis; son, Eric and wife, Anna of Austin; daughter Holly Cogliati and husband Bernard, of Switzerland; sister Harriet Houston and husband David, of Austin; and five grandchildren. Many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends also mourn her passing.
Bauereis was an avid gardener and floral design was her passion. She was a nationally accredited Master Flower Show Judge, a Master Design Consultant, and was an active member of three garden clubs in the Dallas area for many years.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 608 Lamar, in McKinney. The Reverend William C. Treadwell III, Rector.
Memorial gifts may be made to the church.

Samuel Maddage, Jr.
Samuel Maddage, Jr., when to be with the Lord on Oct. 30, 2002, at his home. He was born on Aug. 18, 1959, in Pennsylvania, where he graduated from high school. He moved to Texas in 1978. He loved wood working and was employed by Nortex Millwork of Plano. He was a member of Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church.
He is survived by his father, Samuel Maddage, Sr.; wife Donna of McKinney; mother Patti Maddage of Wylie; sisters Tracy Maddage of Plano and Maria Maddage of Plano; brothers Michael Maddage and wife Christy of Plano, Scott Maddage and wife Kristy of Branch, Texas; step-brother Tommie Webber and wife Hilce of McKinney; step-sister Tammy Brown of McKinney and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 2, 2002, at Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church.

Billy (Ila Mae) Biggar
Billy (Ila Mae) Biggar, born Dec. 27, 1910, passed away in McKinney on Oct. 29, 2002, at the age of 91 years. She was of the Methodist faith, a member of the Eastern Star and the Rebecca Lodge.
She was preceded in death by her husband Hoss (John Wesley) Biggar and son Jack Biggar. She is survived by her son Bud Biggar of Princeton; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie, Texas. Visitation with the family will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Belew Funeral Home in McKinney, 601 S. Tennessee St., 972-562-7788.

Harry E. Lair
Harry E. Lair, born Aug. 31, 1929, passed away Oct. 30, 2002, in Dallas at the age of 73. Harry was an Army veteran stationed in France following World War II. He was an ordained Baptist minister graduating from Golden Gate Seminary in California. Living in Arizona for 30-plus years, he ministered at many churches throughout northern Arizona.
He was preceded in death by his parents Carl E. Lair and Myrtle Cooper Lair; brothers John Lair, who was killed during the Normandy Invasion, and Carl “Buster” Lair, Jr. and sister Clarece Carver.
He is survived by his children Patricia Niemann and spouse Richard of Anna, Texas, David Lair and spouse Cindy of Peoria, Ariz., Linda Lair of Phoenix and Barbara Hendricks of Mesa, Ariz.’ grandchildren: Aaron, Rhea, Candice, Michael and Kurtis; brothers David Lair and spouse June of Celina and Kenneth Lair and spouse Billie of Aubrey, Texas; sisters Kay Graves of Sherman, Thelma Rollins of Richardson, and Lena Tucker and spouse Raymond of Richardson.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 2, 2002, at First Baptist Church of Celina, with Rev. Jerry Carver officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery in Melissa. Visitation with the family will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Belew Funeral Home.

Dezmond Christopher Raney
Dezmond Christopher Raney, born July 25, 1993, in McKinney, passed away suddenly Oct. 26, 2002, at the age of 9 years. He was a student at Malvern Elementary School. He enjoyed many hobbies such as soccer and playing video games. He was also a proud big brother to Ethan.
He is survived by his parents Gus N. Raney and Christina Berrios; brother Ethan Berrios; grandparents Ruby Berrios and Martin Hernandez, Domingo and Yolanda Berrios, Sr.; aunts and uncles: Jessie Berrios, Paul Berrios, Domingo Berrios, Jr., Cynthia Berrios and Esmerelda Berrios; cousins: Jesse Berrios, Jr., Savanah Berrios, Paul Berrios, Jr. and Miranda Berrios. He is also survived by many friends and classmates at Malvern Elementary.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 30, 2002, at Belew Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor James Haynes officiating. Interment followed at Ridgeview Cemetery in Allen. Visitation with the family was Tuesday at the funeral home.
A memorial fund has been established at Bank Texas in Dezmond’s name, sponsored by Malvern Elementary School.

Paul E. Meek
Paul E. Meek of Ector passed away Sept. 21, 2002 at I-H-S Nursing Home. He was born Nov. 16, 1916 in Grayson County to Bill and Lillie Meek.
He is survived by daughters Paula and husband Rev. Joe Smith of McKinney, Jean and husband Frank Jones of DeLeon and Mary Cooley of Cooper; sons Ray Meek and wife Luann of Ector, Ken Womack and wife Shirley of Bonham, Bob Womack and wife Lisa of Kaufman; grandchildren Tony and Kathi Smith of McKinney, Dennis and Cathy Smith of Boerne, Glenyss Smith Barnhill and husband, Kent of Waco; Darrell and Kelly Smith of Longview; sisters, Edith Crawford of Roswell, NM, Delthia Winchester of Whitesboro and
Rachel Cunningham of Ravena, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, a son, daughter-in-law and two grandsons.
His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation with the family will be held at Cooper-Sorrels Funeral Home in Bonham from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 23.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 24, 2002, at Cooper-Sorrels Funeral Home in Bonham with Rev. Joe N. Smith, officiating.

Tony R. Brown
Tony R. Brown, 36, of McKinney, passed away Jan. 7, 2003 south of Whitewright.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Smith Memorial Chapel in Denison. A subsequent visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday at St. Mark Baptist Church in McKinney.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman with Rev. Charles S. Wattley officiating.
Donations may be made to the Tony Brown Memorial Fund at any branch of Bank of America: Acct 479-796-5700.

Georgie M. Cozart
Georgie M. Cozart, 84, of Celina passed away Oct. 27, 2002, at her home. She was born March 27, 1918, in Tioga, Texas, to Ignac and Lillie (Sladovnik) Jezek. On August 16, 1936, she married William Thomas Cozart in Tioga. She was an assembler for Texas Instruments and of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her children Billie Vest of Euless, Texas, Tommy Cozart and wife Judy of Double Oak, Texas, and Janie Hamm and husband Donald of Celina; grandchildren Scott Vest, Susan Vest, Gina Hamm, Jeremy Cozart and Kim Richards; four great-grandchildren; and brother Dan Jezek of Manville, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Dub” Cozart.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 30, 2002, at First Baptist Church of Celina with Dr. Raymond Horne officiating. Interment will follow at Pilot Point Community Cemetery in Pilot Point, Texas. Visitation with the family will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Celina.

Estelle Sellers
Estelle Sellers, 93, of Blue Ridge, died Oct. 27, 2002, at McKinney Health Care Center in McKinney. She was born Nov. 13, 1908, in Blue Ridge to Jesse and Ardena Mulder McDonald. She married Arthur Sellers on Aug. 7, 1937, in Dallas.
She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Blue Ridge.
She is survived by her daughter Linda Mahan and husband Olyn of Blue Ridge; grandchildren Stacy Norton of Blue Ridge, Ardena Johnson of McKinney, Jeff Mahan of Corpus Christi; great-grandchildren Lucas, Molly and Jacob Norton of Blue Ridge; sisters Wilma McComick of Princeton, Jalaska Jones of Dallas, Imogene Terry of Dallas, Ova Bauer of Dallas; and brother Clyde McDonald of Blue Ridge.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Blue Ridge with Rev. Johnnie Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hurst’s Fielder-Baker Funeral Home in Blue Ridge.

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 Assoc.
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 two years.
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, Texas.
Graveside services will be held 2:30 p.m., Saturday at Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Belew Funeral Home.

Debi Willis
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 Church.
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 Funeral Home.

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 in 1979.
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.

Kyle Patrick Duke
Infant Kyle Patrick Duke of Celina passed away Jan. 5, 2003 at the Medical Center of Plano.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 10 at Ridgeview West Memorial Park, Frisco with Rev. Chuck Swindoll and Rev. David Chavanne officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Directors.

Charles Wayne Knight
Charles Wayne Knight, 67, of Woodville, Texas, formerly of Allen, passed away Jan. 5, 2003 in Beaumont. He was born Nov. 8, 1935 in Van Alstyne to Robin Hood and Pearl Evelyn (French) Knight. He married Evelyn Gremillion on July 13, 1957 in New Orleans. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was a plant operator for North Texas Municipal Water District. He was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Knight of Woodville; son, Terry G. Knight and wife Donna of Chester, Texas; grandchildren Jason Fenley of Greensboro, N.C., Robert Andrew Fenley of Brown Summitt, N.C., Leah Elizabeth Faulkner of Washington, D.C., and Mathias Charles Knight and Ayla McKenzee Knight, both of Chester; great-grandchildren Justin Fenley and Harley Fenley, both of Brown Summitt, and Lydia of Greensbororo.
A memorial service will be held at 12 noon Jan. 8, 2003 in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Father Carl Vogel officiating.


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