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
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, 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
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
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
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, 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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers; two grandchildren;
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
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, 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
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
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.,
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
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
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
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,
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, 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
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
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.
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
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.