|Davey Lee Oliver
Davey Lee Oliver, 54, of McKinney passed away May 13, 2002 at North
Central Medical Center. He was born Sept. 22, 1947 in Chicago to Hilsmon
Lee and Frances (Stiles) Oliver. He married Linda Buts on Aug. 10, 1991
in Richardson. He was a business consultant and a member of the First Baptist
Church in Dyer, Tenn. He was an avid Hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman.
He is survived by his wife Linda Oliver of McKinney; sons Christ Oliver
and McKinney and Matt Oliver of Lubbock; grandson Ethan Oliver; mother
Frances Church of Horn Lake, Miss.; sisters Sharon Porter of Byhalia, Miss.
and Kathy Chappell of Memphis, Tenn.; and numerous other loving relatives
He was preceded in death by his father and stepfather, Roy Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral
Maurine Powell Mahan
Maurine Powell Mahan, 92, of Westminster passed away on May 16, 2002
in McKinney. She was born on Feb. 12, 1910 to James Pope and Minne Lee
(Yowell) Powell in Kentucky Town, Texas. On October 26, 1929, she married
Jimmie D. Mahan in Westminster. She was the cafeteria manager at the Westminster
school district for 25 years and of the Church of Christ faith.
She is survived by her children Jo May of Whitewright Rita Woodruff
of Dallas and Budd Powell Mahan of Richardson; five grandchildren and six
She was preceded in death by her husband Jimmie D. Mahan; daughter
Jimmie Griffin; grandson Larry Sparks; three brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. May 19 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Douglas Bickenbach officiating. Interment will follow at Elm
Grove Cemetery in Westminster. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday
at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Mary Lawson, 81, of Celina passed away May 16, 2002 at North Central
Medical Center of McKinney. she was born March 7, 1921, daughter of the
late William Nelson and Eula Christian Kelley. She was a member of Bethel
Baptist Church and retired from Texas Instruments.
She is survived by daughter Sharon Whisenant and husband Mike of Weston;
granddaughter Tammy Brown of Weston; grandsons Shane and Justin Whisenant
of Weston; five great-grandchildren; sisters Mollie Myers of Jacksonville,
Ark., Mable Ramsey of Long Beach, Calif., and Betty Edmond of New Hope;
brothers Jimmy Kelly of Mean, Okla. and Paul Kelly of Liberal, Kan.
She was preceded in death by her son Kenneth Jackson.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. May 18 at Bethel Baptist Church in
Celina conducted by Bro. Cliff Lester with interment in Cottage Hill Cemetery
in Celina under the direction of Cantrell Funeral Home-Celina. Visitation
will be from 7-8 p.m. Friday at the Celina funeral home.
Billy Ray Wilson
Billy Ray Wilson, 69, of Frisco passed away May 15, 2002 at Presbyterian
Hospital of Plano. He was born Aug. 4, 1932, the son of the late Homer
S. and Ida Florence Wilson. He married Darlene Bostic on March 2, 1951.
He worked as a carpenter and was retired from the McKinney Independent
He is survived by his wife Darlene Wilson of Frisco; son Scott Wilson
of China Springs, Texas; daughters Debbie Scoggins of Frisco and Karen
Dunn of Farmers Branch; brother Homer Wilson, Jr. of Fort Worth; sister
Darlene Adkison of Houston; grandchildren Matt and Mark Wade, Monica Smith,
Jamie, Kelli and Cassi Scoggins, and Nicole Wilson.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. May 17 at the Cantrell Funeral Chapel
in Frisco conducted by Rev. Tim Fox with interment in Rowlett Cemetery
Dorothy Hamm Ray
Dorothy Hamm Ray, 72, of Emory passed away May 16, 2002 at Baylor Medical
Center of Garland. She was born May 11, 1930 in Denton to the late Henry
Lacy and Lona Adeline (Ketner) Patrick. She married Virgil S. Ray on Feb.
22, 1998. She was a retired dispatcher for Waste Management, Inc.
She is survived by her husband Virgil Ray of Emory; son Johnny Ham
of New Hope; daughter-in-law Angel Hamm of New Hope; daughter Carol Ann
Owens of Milford; son-in-law Dane Owens of Milford; son Phillip Hamm of
Rowlett; sister Vena Martin of Denton; daughter-in-law Deborah A. Hamm
of Dallas; step-sons Bobby E. Ray of The Colony, Gary L. Ray of Albuquerque
and Benny J. Ray of Madisonville, Texas; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother; brother Doyle Patrick;
sisters Pauline White, Leta White and Vada Witherspoon; sons Gaylon Hamm
and Henry L. Hamm; and step-son James V. Ray.
Services will be May 18 at 2 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Ferris with
Rec. Jimmy Shedd officiating. Interment will follow at Ferris Memorial
Park North in Ferris.
Opal L. Akin Luoma
Opal L. Akin Luoma, 81, of Sachse passed away Sept. 19, 2002 in Sachse.
She is survived by her daughter Delilah Vaughn; son Jack McDearmon; sisters
Mary Lois Payne and Lucy Payne; brothers Joe Akin, Tommy Akin, Pete Akin,
Jerry Akin and Bill Akin; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday at Charles W. Smith &
Sons Funeral Home in Sachse with Rev. Denny Smith officiating. Interment
will follow at 2 p.m. in Land of Memory Cemetery, 3434 S. Loop 256, Palestine,
Texas. Visitation with the family will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.
Mildred B. Bell
Mildred B. Bell, 90, of Celina passed away Sept. 19, 2002 at North
Central Medical Center. She was born Feb. 25, 1912 in Milford, Texas to
Obie and Maggie Beckner.
On Dec. 10, 1931 she married Clayton Bell in Celina. He preceded her
in death on March 5, 1966. She married S.G. “Pete” McKnight in 1971. Mr.
McKnight preceded her in death in 1978. She retired from Texas Instruments
in 1971. She was a long time resident of Celina and a member of Bethel
Baptist Church. She was also a Celina Eastern Star #857 and a member of
the Inter Se Club and the Women’s Auxiliary.
She is survived by son Bob Bell and wife Pennie of South Padre Island;
grandchildren Bryan Bell and wife Jennifer of Carrollton, Hari Kahlsa of
Espanola, N.M., Chris Bell of Chicago and Drennan Bell of Seattle; great-grandchild
Nickolas Bell of Dallas; sisters Mrs. Elaine Cryer of Lee, Fla., Mrs. Mary
Rawlings of Mobile, Ala., and Mrs. Lucille Sanstrom of Fort Worth.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 21, 2002, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel in Celina. Interment will follow at Cottage Hill Cemetery. Visitation
with the family will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Funeral Home in Celina.
Memorials may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, Celina
Erno (Andy) Nemeth, 50, of Allen passed away Sept. 13, 2002 in Allen.
He was born April 17, 1952 , in Gyor, Hungary to Joseph and Julianna (Pellek)
Nemeth. He married Pearl Marton on May 28, 1977 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Andy worked for the McKinney ISD as a member of the facilities maintenance
crew. His foundation in life was our faith as a member of St. Jude Catholic
Church in Allen. He delighted many with his musical talents and his music
will live in our hearts forever.
Mr. Nemeth is survived by his wife, Pearl Nemeth of Allen; sons Joseph
and William Nemeth, both of Allen; brothers Frank Nemeth of Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan, Canada and Joseph Nemeth of Port Alberni, British Columbia,
Canada; sister, Teresa Nagy of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was
preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Sept. 16, at St. Jude Catholic
Church in Allen with Father Timothy Church officiating. Visitation was
from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sept. 14 with the Rosary at 7 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
“For God so loved the word that He gave His only begotten Son, that
whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Clayton O’Dell, 74, of Lubbock passed away Sept. 17, 2002 in Lubbock.
He was born Jan. 24, 1928 in Celina to Joe and Dottie Crosswhite O’Dell.
He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Baptist faith. O’Dell
worked as a salesman in the food industry.
He is survived by his children Sheryl Sutton of Powder Lake, Texas,
Susan Norman and Lynn Hickman of Sulphur, Okla., Becky Frederick of Midland,
Debbie Geissinger of Michigan and Gary Harris of Davis, Okla.; grandchildren
Mary Sutton, Shanin and Cayla Norman, Tiffanie and Kris Hickman, John Christy
and Michael Harris; brothers and sisters Freda Gheen of Wimberly, Texas,
Harold Sid O’Dell of Gainesville, Ken O’Dell of Rockwall, Ralph O’Dell
of Waco, Nell Witherspoon of Denton, Wallace White of Santa Fe, N.M. and
Bob White of Jefferson, Colo.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sept. 20, 2002 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel in Celina. Interment will follow at Cottage Hill Cemetery.
Markell Marquess Vantodd Jenkins, age 4, of McKinney passed away Oct.
3, 2002 at North Central Medical Center of McKinney.
He is survived by his mother Monita Jenkins of McKinney; father Rodrius
Morgan of Paris; brother Zanti Vous Morgan of Paris; sister Montishyarea
Morgan of McKinney; grandparents Ronald and Sandra King and Jimmy and Ruby
Morgan, all of Paris; uncles Antonio Jenkins, Tajuan Morgan and Daron Morgan,
all of Paris and Marcus Jenkins of Virginia; aunts Carla Cooper of Paris
and Marietta Jenkins of Seattle, Wash. and great-grandmother Flora Jenkins
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Oct. 8, 2002 at Pine Hill
Cemetery in Kanawa, Texas under the direction of Rev. James R. Beasley
of Denison, Texas.
Floyd “Red” Granny” Rhoten, 69, of McKinney passed away Oct. 4, 2002
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Oct. 11, 2002 at St. James
CME Church in McKinney. 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.
Lee Royce Atherton
Lee Royce Atherton, 46, of Princeton passed away Oct. 4, 2002 at his
home. He was born March 9, 1956, in Wheeler, Texas to Darville E. and Sammie
Lee (Dougherty) Atherton. On March 25, 1956, he married his sweetheart,
Debra Johnson in Dallas. He was a telecommunications technician and a member
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Farmersville.
He is survived by his wife Debra Atherton of Princeton; parents Darville
E. and Sammie Lee Atherton of Wheeler and brothers Russell Atherton and
Michael Atherton, both of Wheeler.
He was preceded in death by his brother Orville Dean Atherton.
He will be greatly missed by beloved friends and family.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Oct. 8, 2002 at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Farmersville, Elder Keith Richins
officiating. Interment will be Thursday in Wheeler. Visitation with the
family will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
and prior to Tuesday’s service.
Tom Bishline, 42, of Allen passed away Oct. 4, 2002 in Dallas. He was
born Nov. 17, 1959 in Tulsa to Thomas Curtis and Rosemary (Pilkinghorne)
Bishline. He married Anita Gardner and was a pool builder for Malibu Swimming
He is survived by his wife Anita Bishline; son Thomas Edwin Bishline;
daughters Lacy and Cindy Bishline, all of Allen; mother Rosemary Bishline;
brother Robert Alan Bishline and nephew Corey Bishline, all of Tulsa.
Arrangements are under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral
Frankie Norman Spencer
Frankie Norman Spencer, 69, of McKinney passed away Oct. 10, 2002 at
North Central Medical Center of McKinney. He was born March 9, 1933 and
was a life-long resident of Collin County. He retired after more than 40
years in the swimming pool industry.
He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Sandra Spencer; daughters
Melba Lansford and husband Mike, Beverly Tims-Murphy and husband Johnny;
grandchildren Misty Crawford, Michael Crawford, Monica Lansford, Amy Bradshaw,
Bradley Blurton and Kenneth Blurton; great-grandchildren Emilee Crawford,
Morgan Crawford, Justin Blurton, Krystyna Bradshaw, Brittany Bradshaw and
Jade Blurton; brothers Sam Sandlin and Ray Spencer; sisters Patsy Stephens
and Beth Shelton; Ned Sandlin, the step-father who raised him; several
nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his son Frankie Glen Spencer, great-granddaughter
Halee Bradshaw and brother Dub Spencer.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Oct. 8, 2002 at Belew Funeral
Home Chapel with Pastor Burleigh Shorey officiating. Interment will follow
at Wilson Chapel Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from
6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday.
Goldie Marie King
Goldie Marie King, 89, of Blue Ridge passed away Oct. 6, 2002 in Sherman.
She was born in Verona, Texas, on Dec.11, 1912 to Lane and Mollie (Proctor)
King. She was a homemaker and a member of Verona Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughter Sandy Bowers of Blue Ridge; and sister
Maybelle Driggers of Leonard; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Oct. 8, 2002 at Verona Baptist
Church with Rev. J.D. Horton officiating. Interment will follow at Verona
Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday at Hurst’s
Fielder-Baker Funeral Home in Blue Ridge.
Renee Murley, 36, of McKinney passed away Nov. 14, 2002, in Plano.
She was born on Aug. 16, 1966, in El Paso, to Walter and Dorothy (Baker)
Trybus. She married Tad Murley on Dec. 15, 1996, in McKinney. She was a
loving wife and devoted mother and a member of St. Peters Episcopal Church.
She is survived by her husband Tad Murley and son Nicholas of McKinney;
parents Walter and Dorothy Trybus of Orrstown, Penn.; sisters Alison King
of Enid, Okla. and Sharon Manning of Longmont, Colo.; brother Steven Trybus
of Virginia Beach, Va.; father and mother-in-law, Bill and Jean Murley
of Van Alstyne; sister-in-law Tammy Hitchcock of Greenville, Texas and
numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday at St. Peters Episcopal
Church in McKinney with Father Chuck Treadwell officiating. Visitation
with the family was held Sunday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Charlie Samuel Rogers
Charlie Samuel Rogers, 70, of Dallas passed away Nov. 16, 2002, in
Gainesville. He was born on Sept. 27, 1932, in McKinney to Andy and Clara
(Porter) Rogers, Sr. He attended North Texas State University. He was owner
of Charlie S. Rogers Custom Clothes; prior to that he worked for Sears
and Sansbelt for over 20 years. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member
of the Valley View Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Andy Rogers, Jr.
He is survived by his brother, Dick Rogers and wife Mecilla of Gainesville,
Texas and many loving family members.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Dennis Slaughter and Herman Cain officiating. Interment will
follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation with the family will be from
7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Lawrence E. Rine
Lawrence E. Rine, 38, of Allen passed away Nov. 17, 2002, in McKinney.
He was born Jan. 26, 1964, in Louisville, Ky., to Joseph and Shirley (Vensel)
Rine. He was an insurance agent.
He is survived by his daughter, Tosha Marie Rine of Allen; mother Shirley
Rine of Allen; sister Jane Anne Hart and husband Johnny of Bristol, Texas
and brother Joe Rine and wife Sheila of Colliers, W.V.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wed. Nov. 20, 2002, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation will
be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
John E. Mack
John E. Mack, 60, of McKinney passed away Nov. 16, 2002, in McKinney.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Nov. 23, 2002, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Rev. T.E. Jagours officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview
Memorial Park. Visitation with the family will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.,
Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Matthew Brian Wiginton
Matthew Brian Wiginton, 20, of McKinney passed away on Jan. 3, 2003.
He was born on Aug. 25, 1982 to Jeffrey Dean and Elizabeth Sue (Wiley)
Wiginton in Dallas. He was a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and graduated from
Allen High School in 2000. He worked for Countrywide Mortgage Company in
Plano and attended New Hope Christian Church in Wylie.
He is survived by his father, Jeff Wiginton and wife Laurie of Sachse;
sister Amy Freeman and husband Mark of McKinney; niece Hannah Nance; nephew
Mark Freeman III; grandmother Gertrude “Mema” Wiginton of Waxahachie; uncle
and aunt George F. Wiley, Jr. and wife Beth of Dallas and cousins Katie
and Jake Wiley.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Wiley Baker in 2001;
grandfather Larry Wiginton in 1995 and cousin George Michael Wiley in 2002.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 6 in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Pastor Keith Spurgin officiating. Interment will follow at
Ridgeview Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Scottish
Stanley D. Wardlaw
Stanley D. Wardlaw, 76, of Rowlett passed away on Sept. 18, 2002, in
Terrell. He was born on June 10, 1926, to Stanley John and Dora Edna (Lindsay)
Wardlaw in Munday, Texas. On April 20, 1946, he married Jackie Marie Norman
in San Jose, Calif. He served with the U.S. Marines in Okinawa from Aug.
31, 1944, to July 26, 1946, and was a veteran of World War II. Stan looked
forward to seeing the face of Jesus in his heavenly home, and we rejoice
in his arrival there.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jackie Wardlaw of Rowlett;
children Timothy Dwight Wardlaw of Burleson, Christi Lavon Stephenson of
Garland, Philip Rene’ Wardlaw of Plano and Samuel Mark Wardlaw of Arlington;
13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and sister Edna Lois Wardlaw
Geddie of Garland.
He was preceded in death by his son Hal Kerry Wardlaw; one sister and
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Sept. 20, 2002, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation will
be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral
Charles Vernon Cross
Charles Vernon Cross, 59, of Melissa passed away Sept. 17, 2002, at
his home. He was born April 27, 1943, in Frisco to J.Z. and Nell (Bristo)
Cross. He married Neoma Ruth Parmer on Dec. 7, 1963, in Lewisville. He
was a retired minister and now a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Howe.
He is survived by his wife, Neoma Ruth Cross of Melissa; daughters
Tammy Ann Kemper and husband Stephen of Abilene and Georgina Ruth Berghauser
and husband Rodney of Melissa; sons Vernon Andrew Cross and wife Tonja
of Melissa and William Jeffrey Cross and wife Shannon of McKinney; grandchildren
Paula Joann Bridges, Tamara Liann Bridges and Stephen Kemper, all of Abilene,
Emily Michelle Berghauser, Rodney Adam Berghauser, Andrew Jay Cross and
Kay Lynn Cross, all of Melissa; sister Laura Bostic of Midland and brother
Larry Cross of Pilot Point.
He was preceded in death by his parents J.Z. and Nell Cross, brothers
John and James Cross, and sister Gwen Sons.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 20, 2002, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Rev. Weldon Hudson and Harvey Morgan officiating. Interment
will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. He will lie in state Thursday at
Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home with family visitation from 7 p.m.
to 9 p.m.
Billy Ray Smith
Dec. 17, 1926-Nov. 14, 2002
Billy R. Smith, son of Walter Smith and Nora Nugent Smith, was born
in Dry Prong, Louisiana. He attended LSU, Northwestern University and graduated
from Sam Houston State in Huntsville, Texas. He served in the Army in WWII,
guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington D.C. He continued
to promote patriotism through his involvement with Americanism projects
later in life.
He began his professional career in China, Texas as an agriculture
instructor then continued as a farm & ranch television/radio reporter
in Amarillo, Texas. Upon moving to Dora, New Mexico, he returned to education,
where he met his wife Louise Smith (Daughter of Odell & Una Smith of
Rogers, New Mexico).
He received his first administration position in Causey, New Mexico
before moving to the Navajo reservation, which included stints in Crownpoint,
Thoreau, & Gallup New Mexico. He was a member of the First Baptist
Church in Belen, NM for three years before moving to McKinney to be close
to their family.
Billy R. (Red Socks) was an active member of the Elks Lodge, the Masonic
Lodge & Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church of Allen Texas. He served in
the education field for 30 years, sold insurance for Horace Mann and enjoyed
retirement with his wife of 44 years. Billy R. was most proud of his family
and will always be remembered for his love of people and life.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Smith of McKinney; her parents,
Una & Odell Smith of Portales, New Mexico; two children, Billy Roy
Smith of Richardson, Rita Smith Bingham and her children, Kaitlyn Joy,
Grayson William-Roy, Braden Cross Bingham of McKinney Texas. Family members
include Holt & Laverne Irby of Garland, Gerald & Devault of Lubbock,
Derrell & Jody Smith of Waco, Leslie Earl & Billie Smith of Summerville,
North Carolina, Pauline & Susan Ann Smith of Colfax, La. and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 4 PM, Saturday, at First Baptist Church
with Rev. Lynn Cypert officiating. Interment will be held Monday, at Dry
Prong Cemetery in Dry Prong, LA. Arrangements are under the direction of
Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Warden Rivers, 83, of McKinney, passed away Nov. 14, 2002, at his home.
He was born Oct. 25, 1919, in Collin County, Texas to Philip Andrew and
Lucile (Shook) Rivers. On May 7, 1946, he married Edwina "Eddie" Tedrow
in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Rivers was in the U. S. Army and a veteran of World
War II, serving in France and Germany in the European African Middle Eastern
Theater. He received the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts with Oak Leaf
Clusters. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service and was an active member
of North Baptist Church in McKinney. He was also an active member of the
Kiwanis Club for 47 years with perfect attendance for 43 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Leonard and
He is survived by his wife, Eddie Rivers of McKinney; daughter, Gail
Huber and husband, David of Nederland, Texas; son, Wes Rivers and wife,
Martha of Tyler, Texas; grandchildren, Lori Bass and husband, Andy of Nederland,
Carre Huber of Death Valley, California, Wesley and Matthew Rivers of Tyler;
brother, Louis Ray Rivers of McKinney; sisters, Genevieve Jones of Mesquite,
Texas and Stormy Roper of Anna, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and
other loving family members.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Nov. 18, 2002, at North Baptist
Church, McKinney, with Rev. Danny Buster officiating. Interment will follow
at Chambersville Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from
6 to 8 p.m., Sunday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to North Baptist Church General Fund, 401 W.
Erwin Ave., McKinney, Texas 75069.
William H. (Buddy) Smith
William H. (Buddy) Smith passed away at home Nov. 15, 2002. He was
born to Samuel Hall Smith and Willie Jane Linderman on June 12, 1917 in
the Higgins Community near present day Lowry Crossing. A machinist by trade,
he worked for many years at Texas Textile Mills and then worked twenty-two
years for U.S. Brass before retiring in 1990. Of the Pentecostal faith,
he was a long time member of Southside Assembly of God in McKinney. On
Dec. 31, 1938 he married Margaret Florene Wilson in Durant, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his wife and parents; sisters, Una Teague,
Ina Pruett, and Jewel Marie Smith; brothers, Charles (Buster) Smith, Huelen
(Red) Smith and Franklin Lee Smith.
He is survived by one son, Jerry Smith and wife, Sharon of Lowry Crossing;
grandsons, Rev. William D. Smith of Luther, OK, and Kenneth Judd of McKinney;
granddaughters, Annie Gialdini of Dallas, Deanna Ponse of McKinney, and
Sheila Smith of Hemet, CA; great-grandchildren, Andrew and Billy Gialdini,
Braeden Ponse, Larry Walden, Amanda Gialdini, Desiree Judd, Abagail and
Audra Smith; great-great grandson, Caleb Gialdini; sisters, Wilma Bailey
and Bertha Thomas of McKinney; and many other relatives, friends and his
very special friend and companion, Helen Brooks.
Buddy loved farming, gardening, and raising and training trick horses.
He will be remembered by many for performing with his favorite trick horse,
Funeral services will be held at 10 AM, Nov. 18, 2002 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel. Interment will follow at Wilson Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will
be held from 7 to 9 PM, Sunday, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Lorene Aven Boone
Lorene Aven Boone, 93, of McKinney passed away Dec, 30, 2002. She was
born Jan. 4, 1909 to Joe and Addie Aven. She was retired from J.L. Greer
Elementary School and Wysong Clinic cafeterias and a member of First United
Methodist Church in McKinney. She was a resident of 603 N. Kentucky Street
and Homestead Nursing Center of McKinney.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Boone; parents Joe
and Addie Aven; grandparents Dr. and Mrs. D.E. Bridgefarmer; brother Joe
T. Aven and sisters Lucille Aven Rogers and Frances Aven Brewer.
She is survived by her sons, Joe Boone of Dallas and Jim Boone of McKinney
and cousins Juanita Simmons, Henry Lee Bridgefarmer and Henry Myrick, Jr.,
all of McKinney.
A memorial walk with Jim Boone will proceed from 603 N. Kentucky at
3 p.m. Jan. 4. A memorial service will be held at 3:15 p.m. Jan. 4 at First
United Methodist Church in McKinney.
To contribute time, goods or dollars to the Lorene Boone Methodist
Womens Prayer Garden contributions contact Jim Boone at 972-548-9720 or
Clarinda Jane Thompson
Clarinda Jane Thompson, 60, of McKinney passed away Jan. 1, 2003 in
McKinney. She was born on Nov. 11, 1942 in Portales, N.M. to Clarence E.
and Talitha M. (Gibson) Thorne. She married Carl Thompson on Jan. 16, 1961
in Lexington, Okla. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith.
She is survived by her husband, Carl Thompson of McKinney; daughters
Kelly Bagby and husband Tim of Wylie and Stacey Mata and husband Alex of
McKinney; mother Talitha Wood of McKinney; sister Mary Anne Sandlin of
Tyler; brother Clarence Everett Thorne of Oklahoma City and grandchildren
Molly Bagby, Marli Bagby and Nicolas Mata.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Nancy Claudine (Stone) Kirkland
The world lost a great, courageous lady, whose loving Christian spirit
touched all who knew her, especially her family. Nancy Claudine (Stone)
Kirkland passed away on Dec. 30, 2002 in Spring Branch Healthcare Center,
Houston. She was born on April 10, 1904 in the Stone family home near Celina.
She was the daughter of the late James R. and Electra Stroup Stone, who
settled on the farmland in 1885. She was one of twelve children and the
last survivor of the twelve. She lived 88 years in the Celina/McKinney
area until 1992 when she moved to Houston to be near her daughter, Doris,
son-in-law, Jerry and her three grandchildren because her advanced age
made it impossible for her to live independently in her home in McKinney.
She married her beloved husband, Burl Kirkland on Nov. 8, 1923. In the
early years of their marriage they farmed and later both were textile workers.
Her husband preceded her in death in 1990. The two had been married for
She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ and was faithful
to its teachings. She attended church services with near perfect attendance
and lived a good life leaving a legacy of honesty, love and kindness. She
set a great example on how to meet any adversity with grace, dignity and
courage beyond measure. Those of us who were with her during her final
years are blessed by the example she set as she dealt with her old age
and its attending problems. We shall miss her, but will never forget this
gracious lady and will thank God for blessing us with all the lessons on
life she taught.
Survivors are her daughters, Doris Bischof of Houston, Dorothy Winn
of Bryan, Texas, three grandchildren, Douglas Bischof, Lisa Guevara and
Keith Bischof, five great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Surviving also are many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, five sisters, six brothers
and two grandchildren also preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 4 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation with
the family will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Gena Rebekah Garrett
Gena Rebekah Garrett, 26, of the Dallas - Fort Worth area passed away
Oct. 11, 2002. She was born Sept. 10, 1976, in Houston to Ronnie and Gin
Garrett. She attended school at Garland Christian Academy and Naaman Forest.
She was a graduate of Toni and Guy Academy.
She is survived by her two-month-old son, Landon Michael Garrett; father
and stepmother, Jim and Gin Perry of Frisco; sister and brother-in-law,
Kelly and Rex Duhon of McKinney; and brother, Josh Garrett of Austin.
Funeral services were held at Blue Bonnet Hills in Fort Worth on Oct.
14, 2002. She possessed tremendous beauty, a loving heart and playful spirit.
She finally lost her battle with long-term drug use. Her family remembers
her as the sweet, loving person before drugs consumed her life. She will
be missed by all.
Jeneva Lucille Montgomery
Jeneva Lucille Montgomery, 74, of McKinney went home to be with her
savior Oct. 21, 2002.
She was born Jan. 11, 1928 in Cleburne, and was a long time resident
of Collin County. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Princeton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charley P. Sampson and Flora
Mae Bickerstaff Sampson; first husband William Everett Patton; son Richard
Everett Patton; son-in-law Edward Allen Burnside; and brother, Leon Sampson.
She is survived by her husband of 34 years, James Montgomery of McKinney;
daughter, Elaine Burnside of McKinney and daughter-in-law, Kathy Patton
McMahan of San Antonio; grandchildren, Shannon Raulston Black and husband,
Barry of McKinney, Jennifer Raulston Williams and husband Jake of Celina,
Scott Patton and wife Stephanie of San Antonio, Christopher Patton and
wife, Lacey of Saginaw, Mich., Brian Patton of San Antonio and Courtney
Burnside of McKinney; great-grandchildren Kayla and Kyle Patton, McKenna
Burnside, and Jennah Williams; step-children, Dana Corona, Randella Montgomery,
Mark Montgomery and Montey Montgomery; step-grandchildren, Tyler Montgomery
and Brittany Montgomery; sisters, Lorena Day and husband T.C. of Fort Worth,
Irene White of Amarillo, Lomelia Taylor and husband, Joe of Whitney and
Helen Sampson of Irving; numerous nieces and nephews; special long time
friends Helen Wood, Anna Rae Phillips, Janette Porter, Vivian Baxter, Myrtle
Collingsworth and Helen Hall.
The family would like to thank Drs. Neeraj Sharma, Billy Boring Jr.
and John Hollowell for their tireless efforts and compassion.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Oct. 25, 2002 at Belew Funeral
Home Chapel with Brother Lyn Cypert officiating. Interment will follow
at Ridgeview Cemetery in Allen. Visitation with the family will be held
from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Belew Funeral Home.
Lois Vandeventer, 89, of Frisco, passed away Sept. 17, 2002 in Plano.
She was born March 13, 1913 in Floyd, Texas, to James Russell and Martha
Jordan. She married Hyatt Vandeventer on July 10, 1935, in Frisco. She
was a member of the First Baptist Church in Frisco.
She is survived by her children Larkin Vandeventer of Frisco, Jan Vandeventer
of Dallas, Ruth Cohen of Rockwall and Peggy Zellars of Frisco; eight grandchildren
and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Hyatt Vandeventer,
daughter Betty Wyatt, four brothers and five sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 20 at the First Baptist
Church of Frisco with Rev. Matt Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow
at Little Elm Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday
at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Pauline Amanda Howard
Pauline Amanda Howard, 93, of Saginaw, Texas, died Sept. 16, 2002,
in Whitney, Texas. She was born March 21, 1909 in Nocona, Texas.
She was an employee and Assistant Post Master for the Saginaw Post
Office for more than 20 years. She was also a licensed funeral director
for 50 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Saginaw,
where she was a Sunday School teacher, choir director and Bible Class teacher.
She was married to the late Clyde Howard for 54 years until his death in
Services were held at 10 a.m. Sept. 18 at First Baptist Church in Saginaw.
Interment was in Alvord Cemetery in Alvord, Texas. Officiating was minister
Jim Edwards, assisted by Glen Bell. Pallbearers were Joe, Tim and Jeff
Howard, Mike Wellman, Bud Starnes and Jerry Reed.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Bob and Evelyn Howard
of Laguna Park, Mike and Martha Howard of McKinney and Pat and Bonnie Howard
of Farwell; brother Joe Gibson of Stillwater, Okla.; seven grandchildren
and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother Kenneth Gibson and a sister
Chloma Lorraine Hatch.
Jack Clinton Cottle
Jack Clinton Cottle of Euless, 72, passed away Sept. 17, 2002. He was
born Nov. 24, 1929.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lucille Cottle; children John
Cottle and wife Linda, Tommy Cottle and wife Verna, Jacky Cottle and wife
Sheri and Tina Marie Bass; grandchildren Justin Bass, Rusty and Dusty Cottle,
Jacky Don Cottle, Danny Cottle and Angie Burges and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his grandson Troy Glenn Cottle.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 19 at Belew Funeral Home Chapel
in McKinney with Pastor L.D. Byrd officiating. Interment will follow at
Williams Cemetery in McKinney. Visitation with the family will be from
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
God looked around His garden
And found an empty place.
Then He looked down upon the earth,
And saw your tired face.
He put His arms around you
And lifted you to rest
God’s garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain
He knew that you would never
Get well on Earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough,
And the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids
and whispered “Peace be thine.”
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you won’t go alone.
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.