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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 and friends. 
He was preceded in death by his father and stepfather, Roy Church. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Directors. 

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 grandchildren. 
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 
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 School District. 
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 in Plano. 

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 Texas, 75009. 

Erno Nemeth 
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 Funeral Home. 
“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.” John 3:16. 

Clayton O’Dell 
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 Jenkins 
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 of Paris. 
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 Rhoten 
Floyd “Red” Granny” Rhoten, 69, of McKinney passed away Oct. 4, 2002 in McKinney. 
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 
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 Pools. 
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 Directors. 

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 
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 Rite Hospital. 

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 his parents. 
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 Home. 

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 
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 Kenneth Rivers. 
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, Topper. 
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 972-395-2631. 

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 Funeral Home.

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 67 years. 
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 Funeral Home.

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 
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 1984. 
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’s Garden 
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. 


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