Mrs. Geneva Mae McDavid, 81, of Plano, passed away suddenly on June
28, 1999 in Lakeland, Fla. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, where
she was active in the Mission Society, deaconess, Usher and the Youth department.
She was a faithful worker in the Galilee Griggs Memorial District Association.
Survivors include her daughters, Henrietta Levier, Elwina Terry and
her husband, Rev. Charles Terry, Sandra Kay Gibson and her husband, Michael,
Wilmeth and Dilbert Gooding; three sisters; one brother; ten grandchildren;
eight great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
The body can be viewed from noon to 5 p.m. at Cedar Crest in Plano
and 6 to 8 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1310 Avenue "I", Plano. Family
hour will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday,
July 6, 1999 at Shiloh Baptist Church. Pastor Isiah Joshua Jr. will officiate.
Interment will follow in Restland Memorial Park's Garden of Love.
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Myrtle Gladys Mayfield, born Dec. 27, 1911, passed away June 29, 1999
at age 87. Myrtle was a Plano resident most of her life and graduated from
Plano High School. She married Paul Mayfield on Oct. 13, 1928 and he preceded
her in death in June 1973. She was baptized in White Rock Creek in 1927
and was a member of First Baptist Church, Plano and the Rebekka Lodge of
Richardson. Myrtle was well known for her sewing ability and her green
thumb. Her family meant more to her than diamonds or bars of gold and she
showed no favorites. She was particuarly proud of the fact that her three
sons, a son-in-law and a grandson were fire chiefs, fire marshalls and
fire lieutenants in north Texas cities, stretching from Richardson to Seguine.
Myrtle is also predeceased by her parents, Annie and Elrod Brinkley, son
Lee Everette Mayfield, daughter Peggy Jo Shanks and son-in-law, James C.
She is survived by her sons and their wives, Paul Wayne and Pat Mayfield
of Pottsboro, Jackie Russell and Pat Mayfield of Cedar Hill and daughter
in law Patsy Mayfield of Allen; 11 grandchildren and their spouses, Danny
and Lana Mayfield, Terry and Terry Mayfield, Chuck and Sharolyn Mayfield,
Peggy Jean and Jeff Bogg, Johnnny Shanks, Leah (Sissy) and Loyal Hill,
Rusty and Carol Mayfield, Steve Mayfield, Paula Mayfield, Dean Mayfield,
Misty Mayfield, great grandchildren and their spouses Brad and Katie Mayfield,
Angie Mayfield, Stacey and Ernest Neumann, Jennifer and Cory Warrick, Amanda
Mayfield, Will Mayfield, Andrew Mayfield, Jessica Bogg, Collin Mayfield,
Nicholas Mayfield and Holly Hill. Myrtle's funeral service will be 10 a.m.,
Friday, June 2, 1999 in the chapel of Ted Dickey Funeral Home with interment
to follow at Furneaux Cemetery in Carrollton.
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Gary Gene Gibson, 53, a Plano resident for the last 17 years, passed
away June 28, 1999.
Mr. Gibson was a Vietnam veteran, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars
Lodge #3359, and a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Durant, Okla. He was
dearly loved by his family and all his adopted kids and extended family
of his neighborhood.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years and one day, Joy Gibson of Plano;
stepchildren, Danny Elliot, Denny Elliot and Dolly Elliot, all of Plano;
granddaughters, Holly Johnson and son Luke of Plano, Joy Moore of Mabank
and Samantha Elliot of Carrollton; mother, Anna Arzella Gibson of Plano;
maternal grandmother, Jewel Loyd of Durant; aunt and uncle, Darla and Ed
Millsap of San Antonio; mother-in-law, Wilma Harden of Plano; and numerous
The family received friends at the Ted Dickey Funeral Home from 7 to
9 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, 1999. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m.
Wednesday, June 30, 1999, in the Ted Dickey Funeral Home Chapel. Interment
will follow at Plano Mutual Cemetery.
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Thomas Wesley Miller, 80, born Aug. 16, 1918, in Axtell, passed away
June 27, 1999. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army-Air
Force in Warrington, England. He worked for Haggar Manufacturing Co. before
the service and after the war he worked for Borden's Milk Co. In 1968,
Mr. Miller and his wife, Adaline, started Dallas Southwest Real Estate
Co., and owned the company until his retirement in 1981. He was a member
of the Plano Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club of Oak Cliff, Collin County
Board of Realtors, the Reagan-Bush Task Force Team and a member of Waterview
Church of Christ in Richardson.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Adaline Burlison Miller; daughter,
Kay Cheek, and her husband, Roger, of Plano; grandsons, Scott Cheek and
his wife, Lee Ann, of San Antonio, and Corey Cheek of Dallas; great-grandson,
Carson Scott Cheek of San Antonio; and sister, Jo Smith of Whitney.
Services were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, 1999, at Restland Memorial
Chapel. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Park. The family will receive
friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 28, 1999, at Restland Funeral Home.
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Mary May Hug, 82, of Pilot Point, passed away June 22, 1999.
Arrangements by Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Directors.
David Travis Rose, 60, of McKinney, passed away June 22, 1999, at Baylor
Medical Hospital in Dallas, following a long, courageously fought illness.
His wife, Lynda, and his three children were at his side.
He was born Oct. 26, 1938, in Dallas, to Arthur Howard and Ada Daisy
(Beach) Rose. He married Lynda Lee Powers on Jan. 26, 1962, in Dallas.
He began his adult life by enlisting in the armed forces in 1955. He
honorably served his country in the United States Navy as an active seaman
for four years.
After his discharge from the Navy he attended and received an engineering
degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.
He enjoyed a successful career at Rockwell International, where he
served as an electrical engineer for 23 years. After retirement from Rockwell,
he and his wife established one of the first gymnastics schools in the
area. Their goal was to teach preschool children through teen-agers to
love the sport of gymnastics. His school, The University of Gymnastics
at Plano Inc., is considered one of the most successful and progressive
facilities of its kind.
Working with children became one of his greatest pleasures, and he
in turn was rewarded for his efforts through the respect and admiration
of the children under his administration.
His service in the Navy precipitated an intense interest in boating.
For more than 30 years he avidly participated in sailing events, including
many well-known national racing events. He was a respected member of the
Texoma Sailing Club.
Mr. Rose is survived by his wife, Lynda Lee Rose, of McKinney; daughters,
Dayna Rose DeProspero and her husband, Robert, of McKinney, Debbie Rose
Gramlich and her husband, Jim, of Flower Mound; son, Captain Daniel Delane
Rose of Yuma, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Haley DeProspero, Ashley DeProspero
and Morgan Gramlich; mother, Ada Rose of Royse City; brothers, Steve Rose
of Dallas and Gerald Rose of Chile; and sister, Molly Rose of Royse City.
He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Rose.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26, 1999, in the Parkway
Baptist Church with Chaplain Bob Duncan officiating. Interment will follow
at Restland Cemetery in Dallas. Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday,
June 25, 1999, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in McKinney.
Wilma Dee Ross, born in Spur, Sept. 30, 1924, died in Plano, June 21,
1999. She was preceded in death by her parents, Omer Newton Nix and Farrah
Valentine Nix (Fortson) as well as her elder sister, Velma Lou Holman-Nix.
Mrs. Ross is survived by Earl, her devoted husband of 52 years; son,
Dale Patrick Ross and his wife, Linda, and three grandchildren, Jennifer,
Stephanie and Jerrod; son, Dean Allen Ross and his wife, Anita, and grandson,
Joseph; daughter, Donna Marie Ross-Servidio; sons-in-laws, Sam J. Servidio
and Michael Reinardy; sister, Betty, and her husband, Hugh C. Bryant of
Azle; brother, James "Bill" Nix and his wife Alemedia of Grand Prairie
and their two children, Mede Ann and Carla.
Dee was a loving and devoted mother and wife. She was so special and
so loved by all of her friends and family. The funeral service is scheduled
for 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 25, 1999, at Restland Wildwood Chapel. Interment
will follow in the Garden of Inspiration at Restland Memorial Park. The
family received friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 1999,
at Restland Funeral Home.
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Samuel Wallace McNeely Sr. of Richardson passed away unexpectedly at
his home June 22, 1999. He was 76 years old.
Mr. McNeely was born and raised in Scott, Ark., and served in the U.S.
Army from 1943 to 1945. In 1947, he married Betty Jo Emerton in Russellville,
Ark. They lived in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas from the early 1950s
until 1975, when they moved to Richardson. Sadly, he was preceded in death
by his youngest son, David Wayne McNeely, in 1991; his beloved wife, Betty,
in 1992; and his second oldest son, Joseph Lee McNeely, in 1993.
Mr. McNeely is survived by his adoring children, Sammy McNeely Jr.
and William Ray McNeely of Plano and Katie Anne McNeely of Richardson.
In addition to his loving daughter-in-law, Judy McNeely, Sam is also survived
by nine grandchildren, Wally, Jason, Adam, David, Thomas and John McNeely
and Molly McNeely Blaine, Cheryl McNeely Carter and Summir Spencer; five
great-grandchildren; and a wealth of nieces and nephews.
He leaves this world a better place than he found it -- always ready
to tell a story, share a laugh or flash his winning smile.
Friends can call at the Ted Dickey Funeral Home at 18th and Jupiter
in Plano from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 1999, or from 2 to 3 p.m.
Friday, June 25, 1999. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr.
McNeely's name to the charity of your choice.
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Brandy Danielle Nicole, of Plano, passed away June 19, 1999.
She is survived by her mother, Deborah Williams; father, James Williams;
sisters, Jeanette Martin and Zola Pierce; brothers, Corey Martin, Kenneth
Martin and Michael Martin; grandmother, Eloise Martin; grandfather, Jessie
Martin; aunts, Pamela Martin, Rachel Russel and Katherine Hill; uncle,
Tommy Martin; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She is
also survived by her "special love," Michael Jenkins.
She had suffered from October 1998 until June 1999 with her illness.
Memorial contributions may be made to any foundations established for lupus
Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 1999,
at Anderson-Clayton Funeral Home in Mesquite. Services will be held 3 p.m.
Thursday, June 24, 1999, in the Anderson-Clayton Brothers Chapel in Mesquite.
Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Seagoville.
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Sue Reeds, born April 3, 1905, in Southwestern, Mo., passed away June
19, 1999, in Plano. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in
Plano. After high school, she taught in a one-room school house in Missouri.
She also worked at Unity Village at Unity Village, Mo.
Sue was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Reeds; and grandson,
Michael Kevin Hager.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Charles Hager;
sister, Winnie Jean Hammond of Florida; nieces and nephews; granddaughter
and her husband, Janice and Bill Krueger; and five great-grandchildren,
Amy, Michael, Stephen, Allison and Madison.
Services will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at Restland
Wildwood Chapel. Interment to follow in Restland Memorial Park. The family
will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at Restland
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Melvin Clarence Wheat Jr. of Plano, born Nov. 2, 1937, in San Antonio,
passed away June 18, 1999. He co-founded Silver Star Press and was active
in writing about and preserving Texas history. Mr. Wheat was preceded in
death by his parents, Lillian Mae and Melvin C. Wheat.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Coughlin Wheat, the love
of his life; sister and brother-in-law, Sylvia J. and Robert H. Yoder of
San Antonio; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia L. and Michael Allard of
Montgomery; grandsons, Jeremy M., Corey D. and Nicholas C. Allard, all
of Montgomery; aunts, Mrs. Joy Mayhall of San Antonio, Mrs. Dorathy Burns
of Kerrville and Mrs. Jack Cloat of Columbus; and numerous cousins, nieces,
nephews and many wonderful in-laws, all of whom he loved dearly.
He was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church, Plano, and served in
the United States Army, having served in Korea for one year.
Mr. Wheat was also a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the
Military Order of Stars and Bars, the Sons of American Revolution and the
Alamo Defenders Descendants Association. Mel loved the Lord, his family,
his ancestors, his friends, his country and the State of Texas.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, June 21, 1999, at St. Mark's Catholic
Church, 1201 Alma Road, Plano. Rosary will be recited 3 p.m. Sunday, June
20, 1999, at St. Mark's Catholic Church. Burial service will be at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at the Bundick Cemetery, Smiley.
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J.R. Stiles, 80, of Wylie, born Jan. 29, 1919, passed away June 16,
1999, after an extended illness. He founded Texas Transformer in Plano
in 1961. He was the president and chairman of the board until his retirement
and sale of the company in 1998. He was a member of Southminster Presbyterian
Church in Garland.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Frankye Lowrie Stiles; son,
Richard Stiles of Wylie; daughter, Lowayne Biggs of Allen; brother, Wayne
Stiles of Terrell; sister, Norma MacPherson of Garland; grandchild, Laura
Hagood of Allen; and great-grandchildren, Jamie and Michael Hagood, both
of Allen. He was preceded in death by one grandson, James Biggs.
Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 1999, in Williams
Chapel. The Rev. Linda Sharp officiated. Interment followed in Campground
Cemetery in Poetry. The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday,
June 18, 1999, at Williams Funeral Directors.
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Angela C. Anselmi, 84, of Plano, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999.
Arrangements by Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 973-696-2900.
Rita Annette Tobia, a Plano resident since 1983, passed away June 16,
1999, at age 85. Prior to moving to Plano, Mrs. Tobia had lived all her
life in the Newark and Irvington, N.J., area, emigrating from Italy as
an infant through Ellis Island. She worked many years at Bambergers Department
Store in various capacities. She married Daniel J. Tobia in October 1959
and he predeceased her in 1969. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Mrs. Tobia is survived by her sisters, Genevieve Martinis and Rose
Wonsowski and her husband, Alfred, all of Plano; nephew, Alan Wonsowski
and his wife, Frances, of Basking Ridge, N.J.; niece, Janis Domino of Allen;
and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
Father Henry Petter will celebrate the Mass of Christian burial at
11 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 1999, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 2700 W. Spring
Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas 75093. A private graveside service will take
place at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, N.J., at a later date.
The family requests that memorial donations be made in Rita's name to your
local battered women's shelter or the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
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Billie Mae Sexton, 87, a resident of Plano since 1980, passed away
June 16, 1999. Mrs. Sexton was an active member of the Plano community.
She received the Humanitarian of the Year Award for Volunteer Services
at HCA Medical Center, Plano in 1994 from Collin County and she started
the 55 Alive Defensive Driving Program in 1981. Mrs. Sexton was also a
former president and vice president of AARP and was a retired Texas school
teacher in Lubbock for 34 years. She graduated from Texas Woman's University
with a degree in English.
Mrs. Sexton is survived by her daughter, Jeanne Burk and her husband,
John, of Plano; grandchildren, Jennifer and Jinger Burk of Plano and Donna
Fae Edwards of Colorado; three great-grandchildren; sister, Theodica Cowan
of Austin; brother, Sharon Strickland of Oklahoma City; and numerous nieces
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Sexton in 1973 and
her son Payton Sexton in November 1998.
Family visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m Friday, June 18,
1999. The funeral service will follow the visitation. Interment will be
held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 1999, in Memory Gardens in Amarillo.
Memorials may be sent to Medical Center of Plano, Volunteer Service Memorial
Fund, 3901 W. 15th St., Plano, Texas 75075. Funds received will be used
for patient education materials.
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Mattie Eden McArthur, 94, of Ardmore, Okla., passed away June
Arrangements by Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Robert LeRhea Cowan Jr., of Plano, died June 12, 1999, as a result
of an auto accident on May 31, 1999. Mr. Cowan was born in Lexington, Mo.,
Oct. 4, 1917. He was a graduate of McKinney High School and Austin College
of Sherman, where he was selected for "Who's Who Among Students in American
Colleges and Universities." He later received an Executive Award from the
Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management at Dartmouth College.
He was employed briefly by Retail Credit Co. as an investigator but left
to join the U.S. Naval Reserve Officers Training at Annapolis, Md. He was
commissioned and served with the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the
light cruiser U.S.S. Philadelphia and the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Boxer.
He was later discharged from the reserves with the rank of lieutenant commander.
He was employed in the treasury department of the Oilwell Division, United
States Steel Corp. and later U.S. Steel Corp. in locations in Columbus,
Ohio, Tulsa, Okla., Dallas and Canada for 32 years until taking early retirement
in Houston in 1978. He moved to Plano and was employed by Cooper Airmotive
Division of Cooper Industries Inc. (later Aviall) until permanently retiring
in 1982. Mr. Cowan was an elder in the Presbyterian Church for more than
45 years and was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Plano. He was
also a member of Plano Early Lions Club, which awarded him "Lion of the
Year" in 1991 and a Life Membership in 1994. He also was a member of the
Collin County Republican Men's Club, the Navy League of the United States
and the Disabled American Veterans, and was a volunteer at Medical Center
of Plano. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Emily Scott
Cowan, and son, Robert LeRhea Cowan III.
Mr. Cowan is survived by his son, Richard S. Cowan and his wife, Carole,
of Jones, Okla.; grandchildren, Richard S. Cowan Jr. and his wife, Megan,
of Rowlett, and Ryan Cowan and Robyn Cowan of Jones, Okla.; great-granddaughter,
Ryleigh of Rowlett; sisters, Lucy Ann Cowan of Leavenworth, Kan., Margaret
Brannon and her husband, Robert, of Clarkesville, Tenn.; and brother, William
C. Cowan and his wife, Ruth, of Houston.
A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at Grace
Presbyterian Church, 4300 W. Park Blvd., Plano. A private burial service
was held at Restland Memorial Park prior to the memorial service. Honorary
pallbearers were members of the Plano Early Lions Club. In lieu of flowers,
the family requests donations to the Lions Sight and Tissue Foundation,
5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Room F51, 401 Dallas, Texas 75235; Grace Presbyterian
Church, 4300 W. Park Blvd., Plano, Texas 75093; or to the charity of your
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W.T. "Bill" Dungan, of McKinney, passed away June 13, 1999.
Arrangements by Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Directors.
Birdie Kate McKissick, 88, of McKinney, passed away June 12,
Arrangements by Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Directors.
Lena M. "Sammie" Black, 74, died June 13, 1999, at her home in Plano
following a brief illness.
A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at Christ
United Methodist Church in Plano. Graveside services will be held at 9
a.m. Friday, June 18, 1999, at Eastview Cemetery in Vernon, under the direction
of Sullivan Funeral Home.
Mrs. Black was born Oct. 4, 1919, in Vernon, daughter of the late Pinkney
Lee and Pearl Webb Haynes. She married William H. Black in 1942 in Denton.
He preceded her in death in 1992. Mrs. Black lived in Vernon until she
went to college at Texas Woman's University in Denton, where she met and
married her husband, William H. Black. The couple eventually settled in
Carlsbad, N.M., where Mr. Black was an engineer at Duval Corp. They lived
and raised their family in Carlsbad 1953-66. After leaving Carlsbad, they
lived in various cities in the United States, as well as South America.
They retired to Albuquerque, N.M., where they celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary in 1992. Mrs. Black relocated to Plano to be near her daughter.
She became a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Plano, where she
participated in the Disciples Sunday School Class and also served as an
She is survived by her son, William H. Black Jr.; two daughters, Carolyn
Hankins of Plano and Jeanne Selby of Corpus Christi; and five grandchildren.
A brother, Arthur Lee Haynes, preceded her in death.
Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m., Thursday, June 17, 1999, at Sullivan
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Pauline E. Covington, 89, born in Manchester, Tenn., February 1910,
and passed away June 8, 1999, in Tyler. Mrs. Covington is a former resident
of Plano and Richardson.
She is survived by her son, Bill Covington and his wife, Eloise, of
Murchison; daughter, Edna Lois Smith and her husband, Sam, of Springfield,
Mich.; son, Ron Covington and his wife, Sandra, of Richardson; and numerous
other family members. She is preceded in death by her husband, George Irwin
Graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, June 11, 1999, at Plano
Mutual Cemetery. Visitation will start at 11 a.m. at Ted Dickey Funeral
Home before the graveside service. Memorials may be sent to the Gideon
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David Glenn Self, 43, of Plano, passed away on Monday, June 7, 1999,
at the Dallas-Fort Worth Medical Center in Grand Prairie. He was born July
29, 1955, in McKinney to Edward Leonard and Rosa Lee (Jackson) Self. Mr.
Self was the singles leader at the Calvary Temple of Irving as well as
the cameraman for its television and audio ministry. He also had been a
member of the Branch Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by his children, David Glenn Self Jr. of Campbell and
Sheila Sherwood of Foreman, Ark.; grandchildren, Christyan Allan Sherwood
and Maeghan Elizabeth Sherwood; parents, Ed and Rosa Lee Self of Plano;
sisters, Patricia Ann Busch of Plano, Linda McDonald of St. Charles, Mo.,
and Donna Self of Plano; fiance, Laurie Cruz of Grand Prairie; and several
nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Mr. Self was preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy Carl Self, and
Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 12, 1999, at the First
Baptist Church Chapel in Plano. Interment will follow in Ridgeview Memorial
Park in Allen. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 11,
1999, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Heaven welcomed a new angel on Wednesday, June 2, 1999. Haley Anissa
Garcia left her loving family to go to a new home from Children's Hospital,
Dallas. Haley was born Feb. 8, 1995, in Dallas to Trisha Lynn and Sal Garcia.
She enriched our lives for four short years. She was baptized and attended
church school at Christ United Methodist Church of Plano.
Haley was a loving caretaker of all those around her and will continue
to share that love through organ donation so that other children may continue
to fulfill their parents' dreams. Shortly before she lapsed into unconsciousness,
Haley's last words for her parents were filled with wonder and awe: "Oh,
I'm going to Heaven and it's beautiful."
Haley was preceded in death by her uncle, Craig Austin Rowley, and
grandfather Salvador Garcia Sr.; and great-grandfathers, Fred H. Craig,
Vernon Powell and Earl Grant.
Haley leaves behind her beloved 2-year-old sister, Bria Lynn Garcia;
her devastated parents, Trisha Lynn and Sal Garcia of Flower Mound; grandparents,
Sandi Craig and Peter Rowley of Plano, Gloria and Curt Powell of Southlake,
and Celia Garcia of Dallas; great-grandmothers Neville Craig and her husband
Leon Tisdale of Dallas, Katie Lee Powell of Longmont, Colo., and Gerrie
Grant of Muskogee, Okla. Grieving aunts and uncles include Shonda and Jeffrey
Laures of Plano; Gabriela and Ricardo Mejia of Lenexa, Kan.; Fernando Garcia
of Dallas; Collette and Eric Coyle and Jenean and Kerby Wetterstrom of
Longmont, Colo.; Monica Powell of New York City; Kelley and Donald Rowley
of Allen; Lisa and Jeffrey Reid of Lufkin; Rebecca and Doug Scheihing,
John and David Carment, Shannon and Ryan Grant, all of Muskogee, Okla.;
and Megan and Kenny Brisbane of Nashville, Tenn.; great-aunts and uncles
Sandy and Les Coyle of Loveland, Colo.; Kay and Cary Grant and Deborah
and Tom Carment of Muskogee, Okla.; great-great aunt Irene Tillery of Kansas
City, Mo. Numerous cousins include Benjamin, Zachary and Brandon Laures,
whom Haley insisted were her brothers, and their sister, Sierra Laures
of Plano; Ian and Isaac Rowley of Allen; Forrest and Sidney Wetterstrom;
Rebecca, Scotland and McCartney Coyle, all of Longmont, Colo., and Matthew
and Annie Brisbane of Nashville, Tenn. Haley's godparents are Julie and
Corey West of Plano.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 5, 1999, at Christ
United Methodist Church, 3101 Coit Road, Plano. A reception will be held
at the church after the service. Interment will be at 3 p.m. in Flower
Mound in the Flower Mound Cemetery, FM 3040 -- seven miles west of I-35.
The Rev. Don Underwood will officiate. Visitation was held for family and
friends Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sparkman-Dickey Funeral Home,
Dallas North Tollway and Trinity Mills, Dallas. Pallbearers will be grandfathers,
Peter Rowley and Curtis Powell, and uncles, Jeffery Laures, Eric Coyle,
Ricardo Mejia, Donald Rowley, Fernando Garcia and Jeffrey Reid.
The family requests that anyone attending the funeral not wear black,
but preferably Haley's favorite color, pink, or any other bright rainbow
color. Donations may be sent to Christ United Methodist Church, Haley Anissa
Garcia Memorial Fund, and made out to the ICU-Children's Medical Center
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Mr. Cary Shearer, 24, of Las Vegas, N.M., passed away Wednesday, June
2, 1999, at his residence. Mr. Shearer was a resident of Las Vegas, N.M.,
for 10 months and a prior resident of Plano.
Mr. Shearer was born Dec. 24, 1974, in Maywood, Ill. Cary was a musician.
He will always be remembered for his love of friends and family, for his
musical talents and for his wonderful wit.
Survivors include his mother, Kathi Shearer of Kerrville; father, Ken
Shearer of Plano; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Phyllis Damerow of Dallas;
paternal grandfather, Mark David Shearer of Palmyra, Pa.; sister, Mandy
Shearer of Plano; brother, Kris Shearer of Kerrville; uncle and aunt, Joseph
W. and Cynthia Taylor of Londonberry, N.H.; and cousins, Joe Taylor and
Danielle Taylor, both of Londonberry, N.H.
Family visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 1999 at
Grimes Funeral Chapels.
Funeral services for Mr. Shearer were held 10 a.m. Monday, June 7,
1999, at Grimes Funeral Chapels. The Rev. Wes Weston officiated. Interment
followed in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
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Kenneth H. Carley, died Saturday, June 5, 1999, in Austin.
He was born Jan. 23, 1927, in San Angelo, the son of Bonnie Wills Carley
and William H. Carley Jr.
Mr. Carley graduated from San Angelo High School in 1945. He was recruited
by Texas A&M University on a football scholarship before being drafted
into the United States Army in 1945. Upon his discharge from the Army,
he signed a professional baseball contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Mr. Carley entered North Texas State College in 1947 on a track scholarship.
He graduated from North Texas in 1951 with a bachelor of science degree
in education. He later received his master's degree in educational administration
from Texas A&I University in Kingsville.
Mr. Carley began his professional career in Fort Stockton and in 1953
moved to Alice, where he coached football and track and later served as
head football coach until 1963.
Mr. Carley subsequently held various administrative positions in education,
including curriculum directorships and elementary and junior high principalships
in the Alice, Brownwood and Plano school districts unitl his retirement
Mr. Carley is survived by his wife of 49 years, June Wright Carley;
brother, Ted Carley of Carrollton; daughters, Celeste Carley Rose and her
husband, Mark, of Bastrop and Bonnie Carley Johnson and her husband, Mark,
of Giddings; and five grandchildren, Carley, Matthew and Camille Rose of
Bastrop and Christy and Melissa Johnson of Giddings.
Pallbearers will be P.D. Cauley, Tommy Cox, Tony Green, Ray Hopper,
Charles "Bubba" Massey, Milton Reimers, Dewey Smith and Fred Wills.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Logan Cummings, pastor of Westoak Woods
Baptist Church, Dr. Bali Netaji, Dr. George Lowe and the nurses with Lone
Star Hospice for their loving care during Mr. Carley's illness.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, 1999,
at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Boulevard, Austin.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, 1999, at
Highland Park Baptist Church, 5206 Balcones Drive, with Dr. Logan Cummings
Memorial gifts may be made to Westoak Woods Baptist Church Educational
Fund, P.O. Box 150098, Austin, Texas 78715-0098.
Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home
George Andrew Richardson, 62, of Wylie, passed away June 5,
Kenneth Edward Giddens, of Fairview, quietly passed away June 4, 1999,
in Dallas. He was born Jan. 31, 1952, and grew up in Rolla, Mo. Mr. Gidden
graduated from the University of Arkansas with a public administration
degree. He also did post-graduate work at the University of Houston while
he became a certified public accountant. He is a member of Pi Kappa Alpha
Fraternity and was a DeMolay of the Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Dana; son, Jeff, and his daughter,
Amanda; mother, Lillian Hastings; brothers, Don and Jim Giddens; sister,
Linda French; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held 10 a.m. Monday, June 7, 1999, at Restland
Memorial Chapel. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in lieu
of flowers may consider a donation to the Gladney Center, 2300 Hemphill,
Fort Worth, Texas 76110.
Restland of Dallas
Margaret Marie Dick, Plano, was born March 8, 1906, to Charles Lewis
and Jeannie Lyon in Detroit, Kan. She died on May 26, 1999. She grew to
adulthood with one sister and three brothers on the family farm in Dickinson
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Wensel, and her
husband, Frank Dick; son, Alan Wensel; and two grandchildren, Lori Wensel
and Charles Wensel. She is survived by three sons, Larry Wensel of Plano,
Max Wensel of Oklahoma City and Floyd Wensel of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; sister,
Martha Duffy of Phoenix, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren;
and one great-great grandchild.
Mrs. Dick was a spiritually strong and loving parent and grandparent.
Her family, though scattered across the country, was the center of her
life and she kept in touch with them with her outstanding letterwriting.
Each and everyone received a birthday card and letter from her. She will
be missed by her family and friends.
Her family will celebrate her life with a memorial service at First
United Methodist Church Chapel (north entrance) at 1 p.m. Saturday, June
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist
Church, 1313 18th St., Plano, Texas 75074.
Ted Dickey Funeral Home
Funeral services for James Matthew "Jim" Marren, 33, will be held 10
a.m. Friday, June 11, 1999, at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Father
Lloyd Morris officiating.
Mr. Marren passed away June 4, 1999, while working as a telecommunications
specialist in Lagos, Nigeria.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, James Edward Riley
and Margaret (Riley) Gunning; and paternal grandparents, Matthew Michael
and Alice (Gavighan) Marren.
Survivors include his wife, Lenore DeTarville Marren; children, Bethany
Dyann Marren, Christopher Dale Marren and Caitlin Riley Marren, all of
Wylie; mother, Bonnie Riley Anderson of Livingston; father, David Matthew
Marren and his wife, Edith, of Cary, N.C.; brother, Matthew David Marren
of Cary, N.C.; stepbrother, Barry Thomas Dixon of Cary, N.C.; grandfather,
Vincent T. Gunning of Lynn, Mass.; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, June 10,
1999, at Allen Funeral Home, 508 E. Masters Ave., Wylie.
Allen Funeral Home
Jeffrey L. Benson, 45, of Prosper, passed away on June 1, 1999,
at his residence. He was born Dec. 3, 1953, in Jamestown, N.Y., to Leland
A. and Janice M. (Halberg) Benson. He married Kathy Himmelmann, June 8,
1974, in Jamestown, N.Y. He was the president of Out Source Solutions Inc.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Benson, of Prosper; daughters, Staci
Benson, Kristina Benson, Tori Benson and Lissa Benson, all of Prosper;
son, Rick Benson of Prosper; sisters, Brenda Schultz and Sherrie Brookmeyer
of Jamestown, N.Y.; and parents, Leland and Janice Benson of Jamestown,
Funeral services were held 2 p.m., Friday, June 4, 1999, at the First
Methodist Church of Prosper. Interment followed in Zion Cemetery. The family
received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 1999, at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Mr. Clifford S. Rhoads Jr., age 60, of Plano, died June 1, 1999.
Cedar Crest Cremation & Burial Center