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SPRINGER
Malcom Springer, born Feb. 16, 1949, passed away April 30, 1999. Malcolm was employed by Plano Lincoln Mercury. He was preceded in death by his father, Patrick Oliver Springer.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Pamela Springer; daughter, K.C. Bumpas and her husband, David; son, Grant Springer; mother, Lorena Springer; two brothers, Michael and Emory Springer; two sisters, Donna and Patrice; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at Restland Wildwood Chapel. The Rev. Michael Waco officiated. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Park. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 3, 1999, at Restland Funeral Home. 
Restland Funeral Home
972-238-7111 

IZZO
Mr. Gerald Ralph Izzo, 80, of Plano, passed away April 29, 1999, surrounded by his family at the home of his daughter. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. Gerald was preceded in death by his wife, Irene. He leaves to cherish his memory, daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Pert Virtanen of Plano; son, Ralph Izzo of Dallas; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Ray Jett of Mabank; and grandchildren, David Jones, Laura Wright and husband, David, Heather Matthews and husband, Gary, and Catherine Jett. He will be missed by all who loved and knew him. God bless you and have a safe journey home. A memorial mass was held Monday at Calvary Hill Mausoleum Chapel. The Rev. Meyers of St. Monica's Parish was the celebrant. Interment followed in the Columbarium. 
Cedar Crest Cremation and Burial Center
972-424-3730 

DOVERSPIKE
Lucille Doverspike, 73, of Mineola, passed away Thursday, April 29, 1999. She was born Nov. 12, 1925, in Madill, Okla. Lucille lived in Mesquite from 1955 until 1970. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Doverspike; son, Jackie Gene Doverspike of Mesquite; and grandson, Jon Paul Doverspike of Mesquite.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Laura Doverspike of Carrollton; daughter and son-in-law, Steven and Brenda Foster of Van; daugter-in-law, Betty Doverspike Burris of Mesquite; grandchildren, Richard Farris of Dallas, Melanie Doverspike of Carrollton, Tiffanyu Tippett of Chandler, and Steven Allen Foster, Mary Foster and Tori Foster, all of Van; great-grandchild, Alexandra Doverspike of Mesquite; sister and brother-in-law, Roy and Sue Coder of Oklahoma; sister and brother-in-law, W.T. and Jean Sewell and brother, Bill Lail, all of Oklahoma; and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, all who loved her very much.
Mrs. Doverspike had suffered a stroke and died suddenly of congestive heart failure. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 1999, at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Interment followed at Laurel Land Cemetery, Dallas. 

PRESCOTT
Sherwood Franklin Prescott Jr., a resident of Plano for 14 years, passed away April 28, 1999, at the age of 66. Sherwood was employed with the City of Plano and had previously been employed with the City of Dallas. Sherwood was a member of the Masonic Lodge and graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1955.
Sherwood is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Jetta Prescott of Plano; sons, Chip, Jim, Tom and Tim Prescott; children, Bonnie Sutton, Vickie Lowther, Mark Lowther, Ginger Waits, Ray Smith and Eric Lowther; 23 grandchildren; and one sister, Marylyn Mathews.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 2, 1999, at Ted Dickey Funeral Home. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, May 3, 1999, at the Church of Latter Day Saints on Round Rock in Plano. Bishop Barton officiated. Memorials may be made, if desired, to the Masonic Lodge or the Boy Scouts of America. 
Ted Dickey Funeral Home
972-424-4511 

VAN GREUNINGEN
Owen Ray Van Greuningen, a 14 year resident of Plano, died April 24 1999, at age 78. He was a farmer all his life and raised milo, wheat, cattle and pigs. Owen and his wife loved to travel, especially to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Plano, a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner and a member of the American Legion in his home state of Kansas.
Owen is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Van Greuningen; daughters, Linda Van Greuningen and Ingrid Van Greuningen; grandchildren, Casey and Neil Schroder and Cody Kraft, all of Plano; brother, Les Van Greuningen and wife, Gertrude, of Estes Park, Colo.; and sisters, Ellen Matheny of Loveland, Colo., and Evelyn Warren of San Bruno, Calif. The family requests memorials be made to one's favorite charity. 
Ted Dickey Funeral Home
972-424-4511 

PREWITT
Harry C. Prewitt, a resident of Plano, passed away April 28, 1999, in Plano. He was born in May 1944 to Clinton and Martha Prewitt in Monessen, Pa. Harry had lived in the Dallas area since 1973. He was had been most currently employed with Procam Controls in Plano for seven years.
Harry is survived by his wife, Michele Prewitt of Plano; brother, Arthur Prewitt and his wife, Janine, of Tuscon, Ariz.; nephew, MIchael, of North Carolina; and brother-in-law, Kenneth and his wife, Sandy, of Fort Myers, Fla., and Chumann, Ariz.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Cancer Center or organization of one's choice. Funeral services were at 5 p.m. Friday, April 30, 1999, at Ted Dickey Funeral Home Chapel. The family visited with friends after the service until 7 p.m. 
Ted Dickey Funeral Home
972-424-4511 

ADAMS
Nell A. Adams, 83, of Dallas, passed away Saturday, at Medical City Hospital. She was a native of Truman, Ark., and a former resident of Denison. She was retired from the Wise County School System. Nell was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two nieces, JoAnn Phillips of Tyler and Mable McCovey of Richardson. Friends may make donations to the charity of their choice. 
Cedar Crest Cremation and Burial Center
972-424-3730 

WILLIAMS
James M. Williams, 68, of Allen, passed away Sunday, at the V.A. Hospital. He was a native of Citronelle, Ala., and a retired engineer. James loved traveling and recently spent time in the Orient before becoming ill. He was of the Episcopal faith.
Surviviors include his sons, Donald Williams of Mobile, Ala., and James H. Williams Jr. of Lavon; and sister, Rita Roberts of Biloxi, Miss.
Mr. Williams cremains will be interred at the DFW National Cemetery at a later date. 
Cedar Crest Cremation and Burial Center
972-424-3730 

LUNDQUIST
Elmer C. Lundquist, 85, formerly of 2170 Prairie du Chien Road, Iowa City, died Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at Norheast Medical Center Hospital in Humble, following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 1999, at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with Mr. Lundquist's nephew, the Rev. Allen Ingebritsen, officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross or Salvation Army.
Mr. Lundquist was born Aug. 20, 1913, in Moscow, Idaho, the son of Claus and Hulda (Anderson) Lundquist. He received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Idaho in 1935. He came to Iowa City in the fall of 1936 to get his master's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Iowa on a two-year fellowship. He received his master's degree in 1938. He worked at Buffalo Forge Co., in Buffalo, N.Y., from 1938 to the fall of 1939 as a mechanical engineer. Mr. Lundquist returned to Iowa City to accept a teaching position witht he University of Iowa. He married Georgia Joan Malloy on Dec. 20, 1940, in Iowa City.
Mr. Lundquist received assistant professorship in 1943 and later full professorship in the Department of Engineering in 1953. During World War II he taught aeronautics and pilot ground school, and performed wing testing research in the mechanical engineer labs at the University of Iowa. In the early 1960s, he formed Hunter Manufacturing Co., continuing to teach at the University of Iowa until leaving in 1965 to run the business full time. In 1971, he sold the business and returned to the University of Iowa as associate director of the University of Iowa Physical Plant, where he was responsible for all the utilities on campus and at the University of Iowa hospitals and clinics. He retired from the Unversity of Iowa in October 1981.
Professor Lundquist was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and other professional honorary societies.
His family includes three sons and their wives, Eric and Becky Lundquist of Humble, John and Karen Lundquist of Plano and David and Dr. Leslie Lundquist of Winston-Salem, N.C.; one daughter and her husband, LInda Johnson-Lundquist and Scott A. Johnson of Iowa City; seven grandchildren, Eric, Chad, Keeley, David, Michael, Adam and Daniel Lundquist; great-granddaughter, Kathleen Lundquist; sister, Alice Ingebritsen of Moscow, Idaho; and brother Wallace Lundquist of Oregon City, Ore.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia, on Oct. 15, 1991; great-granddaughter, Rebecca Lundquist; three brothers, Raymond, Armand and Melvin Lundquist; and sister, Florence Ahlin. 
Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service
319-338-8171 

LANGHAM
AnnaBelle Langham, 83, a resident of Redbud House in McKinney, and formerly of Plano and Dallas, passed away early Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at North Central Medical Center of McKinney.
She was born Sept. 20, 1915, in Vernon, to Ray and Belle (Simpson) Farley. She was one of seven brothers and sisters. AnnaBelle married J.T. Langham Dec. 22, 1939, in Wichita Falls. She was a homemaker and had retired from her position as a bookkeeper with the Hockaday School after 20 years of service. She was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Mrs. Langham is survived by her brother, Steve Carter and his wife, Grace, of Dallas; daughter, Ann Fleet and her husband, Vernon, of McKinney; sons, Jim Langham and his wife, Carol, of Dallas and Steve Langham and his wife, Linda, of Jacksonville, Fla.; seven grandchildren, James T. Langham III of Richardson, Stephanie Stone and her husband, Ray, of Sachse, Stephen Ellis Langham Jr. of Jacksonville, Shane Ellis and his wife, Shannon, of Jacksonville, Laci Lee of Jacksonville, Lee Tanner Fleet of McKinney and Jerald Hunter Fleet of Dallas; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She leaves behind her gift of laughter which she so abundantly shared.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 30, 1999, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Glenn Blackmon officiating. Interment will follow in Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 1999, at the funeral home. 
Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
972-424-7834 

BEARDEN
Mary Frances Bearden of Plano passed away April 10, 1999, at the age of 80. Mary Frances traveled the world as an U.S. Air Force wife, living in Germany, France, Japan, and New York. Her prized possession in all the world was her family. She was an election judge for Collin County and was active in the Plano Senior Center. Mary Frances formed the Collin County for Common Sense Committee and was a member of St. Patricks Catholic Church in Denison and St. Marks Catholic Church in Plano since 1976.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Manson Bearden in 1988; a son, Mike Bearden in 1989; and a granddaughter, Crissa Bearden in 1996. Mary Frances is survived by her daughter, Patricia Schwab and husband, Victor, of Plano; grandchildren, Michael Schwab of Dallas, Robert Schwab and wife, Rhonda, of Plano, Garrett Schwab of Dallas, Alan Schwab of Plano, Rodney Schwab and wife, Viola, of Plano, and Creed Bearden of Dallas; daughter-in-law, Glenda Bearden Smith of Tennessee; and eight great-grandchildren.
A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at Ted Dickey Funeral Home chapel. A memorial mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 15, 1999, at St. Marks Catholic Church, 1201 Alma Drive, Plano with the Rev. Tom Speiser officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Memorial Park. 
Ted Dickey Funeral Home
972-424-4511 

MARTINEZ
Genesis Abigail Martinez, age 2. Sweet Angel, you always gave us smiles and kisses, and we will always remember you with love "though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase," Job 8:7. Mami Dulce Angel Siempre Nos distes sonrisas, Y Besos, Te Recordaremos con amor. "Aunque en tu principio fuistes pequena tu final estado Sera muy grande." Job 8:7. Genesis was the daughter of Mario and Evelyn Martinez. She passed away April 20, 1999, at Childrens Medical Center of Dallas.
Genesis is survived by her parents of Plano; sister, Evelyn Martinez; grandmothers, Delfina Canales and Gubearta Martinez; grandfather, Enrique Martinez; uncle, Carlos Martinez and his wife, Philadelphia; and all the brothers and sisters of the Missionary Church. The family would also like to thank all the other children, nurses and doctors of 4 West and the Dialysis Unit at Childrens Medical Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 23, 1999 at the Missionary Church (Iglesia Misionera De Fe). Burial will follow at Plano Mutual Cemetery. 
Ted Dickey Funeral Home
972-424-4511 

THIEDE
Charles Herman Thiede, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 1999, in San Antonio. He was 72.
Charles is survived by his wife, Marlene Thiede; children, Charles S. Thiede of Highland Village, Sam Thiede of Huffman and Sarah Wiley of San Antonio; sister, Ina Wood of Lewisville; brothers, Olin Thiede of Grapevine, Homer Thiede of Athens and Ben Thiede of Albuquerque, N.M.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Viewing will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 1999, at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Friday, April 23, 1999, at Garden Ridge Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to City of Children, Yorba Linda Church of Christ, Yorba Linda, Calif. 
Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home
972-436-4581 

COHAN
Lillian "Peg" Cohan, born Oct. 9, 1912, in Mount Vernon, N.Y., went home to be with the Lord on April 19, 1999.
Mrs. Cohan is survived by her daughters, Judy Lynn and her husband, James, of Plano, and Bonnie Sanborn and her husband, Jerry, of Rutland, Vt.; son, Aurthur Cohan of Harlingen; sister, Gertrude McCarthy of Fort Meyers, Fla.; many nieces and nephews; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Arthur Cohan Sr. She was a member of Southside Christian Church in Fort Meyers, and had resided at the homeof her daughter and son-in-law, James and Judy Lynn.
A memorial serivce will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, 1999, in the chapel of First Baptist Church in Plano. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Hospice Foundation of America, Suite 401, 777 17th Street, Miami, Fla., 33131, whose services meant so much. 

YEAGER
Yvonne Fern Price Yeager, born April 23, 1921, in Rotan, died on Sunday evening, April 18, 1999, in Plano, where she had resided for the last three years. Yvonne grew up in Tucson, Ariz., and after graduation from Tuscon Senior High School earned her R.N. degree from the Robert B. Green School of Nursing in San Antonio. She was married to Dr. Franklin Yeager from 1942 until 1973 and spent most of her adult life in Corpus Christi, where she raised her family and participated in many civic activities. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was active in the Women's Society of Christian Service, Sunday school and the Chancel Choir. Yvonne devoted her life to raising her family and was an energetic PTA leader for many years. She also served as president of the Nueces County Medical Society Auxiliary, an organization she actively participated in during her residency in Corpus Christi. Yvonne loved to travel and, from 1973 until her move to Plano in 1996, enjoyed extended stays in France, England and Mexico before moving to Houston, Austin and finally Plano.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Milton M. and Hattie Sue Price; sisters, Mattie Key and Thelma Cottrell; and brothers, Louis Price, Charles Price, Edward Price and Gerald Glasson Rogers. She is survived by her youngest brother, Eugene Price; her companion of many years, Francouis F. Fazel; daughters and sons-in-law, Charlene and Jim Reeves of Richardson, Jonell and Jim Raborn of Houston and Rhonda and Keith Hutchinson of Gardena, Calif.; grandsons, Glasson Yeager Rogers and his wife, Shelley, of Dallas, John Michael Raborn of Houston; and Dustin, Damon and Franklin Hutchinson of Gardena; granddaughter, Price Rogers Raborn of Houston; and many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.
Yvonne loved life and lived it with grace, dignity and style. She had a very generous heart, loved her girls and their men and will be missed by many. Memorials may be made to the Library Fund at Yvonne's church home, Custer Road United Methodist Church in Plano. 
Sparkman Funeral Home
972-238-7855 

CLIFT
Wanda Jo (Harris) Clift, 73, passed away Saturday, April 17, 1999, in Plano. She was born Feb. 13, 1926, in Caddo, Okla. She was retired from L.T.V. Aerospace Co. as a project assistant.
Mrs. Clift was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed fishing, playing pool and traveling to Panama City Beach, Fla. She married Clarence Clift on March 27, 1987, in Gainsville. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Amy (Bardwell) Harris; husband, Clarence Clift; three brothers; and one sister.
Wanda Jo is survived by her sons, Mike Smith and his wife, Trudy, of Plano, and Randy Smith and his wife, Georgia, of Lake Dallas; brother, Eddie Harris and his wife, Charlene, of Durant, Okla.; grandsons, Eric Douglas and wife, Mandy, of Arlington, Shay Smith of Lake Dallas, and Larry Smith and his wife, Karen, of Lewisville; granddaughter, Wendy Kaylor and husband, Chuck, of Carrollton; and great-grandsons, Gavin Smith of Lewisville and Seth Douglas of Arlington.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 1999, at Gethsemane Cemetery in Caddo. The Rev. Mike Smith will officiate. 
Coffey Funeral Home
580-924-3331 

TRUE
William A. True, 51, of McKinney, passed away on April 14, 1999, at North Central Medical Center of McKinney. He was born on April 18, 1947, in San Francisco, Calif., to Charles T. and Constance Mary (Lucero) True. He married Stephanie Ann Tafrow on June 20, 1981, in Trenton, N.J. Mr. True was a senior project manager with J.C. Penney Corp. He was of the Catholic faith and was a member of Stonebridge Country Club and the 49er Fan Club.
Mr. True served as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. He received the Air Force Commendation Medal for meritorious service as a security policeman at DaNang Air Base in the Republic of Vietnam from Aug. 14, 1967 to June 25, 1968. During this period, Sgt. True's outstanding professional skill and initiative aided immeasurably in identifying and solving numerous problems encountered in the accomplishment of his duties.
He is survived by his wife, Stephanie A. True of McKinney; daughters, Billie A. True of San Jose, Calif., and Jillian C. True and Brittany A. True, both of Mckinney; father, Charles T. True of San Francisco; brother, Stephen True of San Francisco; and sisters, Debra True-Gunnison and Caroline Nelson, both of San Francisco. He was preceded in death by his mother, Constance True; and brother, Buddy True.
Funeral services will be at noon Saturday, April 17, 1999, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with the Rev. Dean Pratt officiating. Mr. True will receive full military honors and will be entombed at Ridgeview Memorial Park Garden Mausoleum. He will be interred at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive visitors from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 16, 1999, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. 
Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
972-542-2601 

HIGGINS
Donnie Higgins, 54, of Allen, passed away on April 13, 1999, at Medical Center of Plano. He was born on Feb. 10, 1945, in Durant, Okla., to Gale D. and Iva Lee (Purkins) Higgins. He was a graduate of Durant High School and Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Mr. Higgins married Linda Breeden on April 18, 1965, in Durant. He was a retired relocation adminsistrator with Texas Instruments, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Allen.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Higgins of Allen; son, Jeff Higgins of Plano; grandson, Toby Brandenburg of Austin; parents, Gale and Iva Lee Higgins of Durant; sister, Wanda Roland of Durant; and brother, Ronald Higgins of The Colony.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, April 16, 1999, at First Baptist Church of Allen. Neil Johnson and Jim Toney officiated. Interment followed at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family received friends at from 7 to 9 p.m.Thursday, April 15, 1999, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. 
Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
972-424-7834 

GRAHAM
Billie "Rosie" Graham, 73, a resident of Plano for 10 years, passed away April 12, 1999, in Plano. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Plano. Billie gave a lot of time to the disadvantaged. She volunteered at Medical Center of Plano later in life. She was a volunteer nurse on a mercy ship to repair cleft palates for children in third-world countries and a nurse with the Guatamala Army helping administer health needs to the local Indians in Guatamala. Billie traveled to all continents of the world except Antarctica. She traveled to Belize to help study the endangered Howler monkeys. She traveled to the Amazon and danced at a Georgian wedding in Russia. She met her husband of 26 years working as a nurse in the Venezuela oil fields. Bill Graham preceded her in death in 1975.
Billie is survived by her daughters, Dian Van Maele and her husband, John, of Plano and Linda Graham of Spring; grandchildren, Josh and J.P. of Plano; and sister, JoAnne Jacobs of Pagosa Springs, Colo. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 17, 1999, at Ted Dickey Funeral Home. Flowers are welcome but donations may be made to the Collin County Children's Advocacy Center or Plano Children's Medical Clinic. 
Ted Dickey Funeral Home
972-424-4511 

SCARBOROUGH
JoAnne Scarborough, born Jan. 29, 1952, in Norfolk, Va., passed away April 11, 1999. She was a devoted daughter, a loving sister, and a proud aunt. JoAnne graduated from Our Lady of Bethlehem High School in Columbus, Ohio. She was a nurse and held an associate's degree in mental health from Muskingham College in Ohio. JoAnne persevered through many illnesses and fought the good fight. Her strength, courage and faith were a shining example to all who had the privilege of knowing her. JoAnne's life will be celebrated and remembered always by her family and friends.
She is survived by her mother, Mary R. Scarborough of Plano; father, Joseph M. Scarborough of New Port Richey, Fla.; brother, Joseph Matthew Scarborough of Tampa, Fla.; sister and brother-in-law, LIz and Mike Gilligan of Plano; and nieces and nephews, Shaun, Katie, Erin and Colin Gilligan.
A mass of resurrection will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, 1999, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2701 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano. The Rev. Bob Shortall will officiate. The family will receive friends after the mass at the Gilligan's home in Plano. Because of her love for children, contributions in JoAnne's name may be made to the Plano Children's Advocacy Center. Our family would like to extend our warmest thanks for the care and love shown to her through her many illnesses by Dr. William Lee, Dr. Provost, and Dr. William Snyder, and all of the nurses and professionals at Zale Lipshy Hospital. God Bless You. 
Ted Dickey Funeral Home
972-424-4511 

BEARDEN
Mary Frances Bearden of Plano passed away April 10, 1999, at the age of 80. Mary Frances traveled the world as an U.S. Air Force wife, living in Germany, France, Japan, and New York. Her prized possession in all the world was her family. She was an election judge for Collin County and was active in the Plano Senior Center. Mary Frances formed the Collin County for Common Sense Committee and was a member of St. Patricks Catholic Church in Denison and St. Marks Catholic Church in Plano since 1976.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Manson Bearden in 1988; a son, Mike Bearden in 1989; and a granddaughter, Crissa Bearden in 1996. Mary Frances is survived by her daughter, Patricia Schwab and husband, Victor, of Plano; grandchildren, Michael Schwab of Dallas, Robert Schwab and wife, Rhonda, of Plano, Garrett Schwab of Dallas, Alan Schwab of Plano, Rodney Schwab and wife, Viola, of Plano, and Creed Bearden of Dallas; daughter-in-law, Glenda Bearden Smith of Tennessee; and eight great-grandchildren.
A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at Ted Dickey Funeral Home chapel. A memorial mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 15, 1999, at St. Marks Catholic Church, 1201 Alma Drive, Plano with the Rev. Tom Speiser officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Memorial Park. 
Ted Dickey Funeral Home
972-424-4511 

WARREN
Velma J. Warren, 68, of Garland, passed away on April 6, 1999, at Baylor Medical Center, Dallas. She was a native of Edgard, La., and a former resident of Linden. She attended Philander Smith and Shorter Colleges in Little Rock and was a seamstress.
Survivors include her children, Brenda J. Hathaway, Robert Wayne Gray, Chrystal Olivia Gray, Eric Hasting Gray and Kathleen Gray; brothers and sisters, Wynell Williams, Thelma Collins, Vivian Moore and Will Percy Jr.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of other family and friends.
Services were held Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at Shiloh Baptist Church in Plano. The Rev. Isiah Joshua Jr. officiated. Graveside services and interment will be held at noon Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Linden. 
Cedar Crest Cremation and Burial Center
972-424-3730 

PADDOCK
Bonnita V. Paddock, 83, of Plano, passed away on April 8, 1999, at Medical Center of Plano. She was born Nov. 7, 1915, in Lyons, Colo., to William Roscoe and Dartle Olive (Hodgell) Veneman. She married Robert Donald Paddock on Dec. 19, 1938, in Londmont, Colo. Mrs. Paddock was a member of Hunters' Glen Baptist Church, the AARP and the Senior Center of Plano.
She is survived by her son, Jim Paddock and his wife, Bonney, of Plano; daughter, Darlla Lauer of Layton, Utah; granddaughters, Lori Diane Nassal of Atlanta, Ga., and Traci Bell of Oklahoma City; great-granddaughter, Mialinn Lauer Bell of Oklahoma City; and great-grandsons, Benjiman James Nassal and David Nassal, both of Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert D. Paddock; two brothers and one sister.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, April 12, 1999, at Hunters' Glen Baptist Church in Plano with the Rev. Kim Hall officiating. 
Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow 

WIGINGTON
Barbara Jean Crilly Wigington, born July 22, 1931, in Galva, Kan., passed away April 6, 1999, in Oklahoma. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Richardson and a sponsor of Variety Club Charities.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leith and Ruth Crilly. She is survived by her children, Rebecca Ann Hunt and husband, Jeff; Debra Jan Hulse and husband, Bobbie; Charles Wesley Wigington Sr. and wife, Polly; Mary Jane Shoen and husband, Joe; Cindy Crowley, and David B. Stuck and wife, Paula; grandchildren, Benjamin A. Hulse, Joseph Cody Shoen, Charles Wigington Jr., Courtney Beth Helse, Gabriel Wigington, Nathan Wigington, Frank P. Crowley II, Laura Crowley and Andrew B. Stuck; brother, Don Crilly; and sister, Laurene Schlesener.
Services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 10, 1999, at First United Methodist Church of Richardson. The Rev. David Shawyer officiated. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Park. The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 9, 1999, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Variety Clubs of Texas, 6060 N. Central Expressway, Suite 308, Dallas, Texas, 75206; the Scottish Rite Hospital, 2222 Welborn, Dallas, Texas, 75219; or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, Texas, 75244. 
Restland Funeral Home 

WIGINGTON
Alvin Neal Wigington, born April 29, 1929, in Wichita Falls, passed away April 6, 1999, in Oklahoma. He was a member of the Hella Shrine Temple and a member of First United Methodist Church of Richardson. He was a sponsor of Variety Club Charities.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley and Pearl Wigington; and brother, Claud H. Wigington. He is survived by his children, Rebecca Ann Hunt and husband, Jeff; Debra Jan Hulse and husband, Bobbie; Charles Wesley Wigington Sr. and wife, Paula; grandchildren, Benjamin A. Hulse, Joseph Cody Shoen, Charles Wigington Jr., Courtney Beth Hulse, Gabriel Wingington, Nathan Wigington, Frank P. Crowley II, Laura Crowley and Andrew B. Stuck; brothers, D.L. Wigington, Wesley B. Wigington Jr. and William Cary Wigington; sister, Laura Virginia Wilson.
Services was at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 10, 1999, at First United Methodist Church of Richardson. The Rev. David Shawver officiated. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Park. The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 9, 1999, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Variety Club of Texas, 6060 N. Central Expressway, Suite 308, Dallas, Texas, 75206; Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, Texas, 75219 or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, Texas, 75244. 
Restland Funeral Home 

LANCASTER
Shirley Jean, 62, passed away on April 5, 1999, at Medical Center of Plano. She was born on Sept. 19, 1936, in Rosewood, to Earl D. and Jesse Louise (Hudson) McWhorter. She married Charles (Bill) Lancaster on Sept. 3, 1960, in Dallas.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Lancaster of Plano; two sons, Kevin Lancaster and his wife, Kim, of Shakopee, Minn., and Chris Lancaster of Tuscon, Ariz.; brother, James McWhorter of Mesquite; mother, Louise McWhorter of Rosewood; granddaughter, Kasey Lancaster of Shakopee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Lancaster was preceded in death by her father, Earl McWhorter, and brother, Charles McWhorter.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 9, 1999, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Ross officiating. Interment will follow in Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 1999, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. 
Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow 

BENTON
Linda Lee Benton, a Plano resident for the past 32 years, passed away Sunday, April 4, 1999, at age 56 after a long illness. Linda is finally at peace. Most recently, Linda was employed with ARCO as an executive administrative assistant to the president of ARCO International. Linda wasa stranger to none and a special friend to many. Her courage and unmatched sense of humor are a source of strength to all who know and love her. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, and friend. Linda was preceded in death by her brother, Gary Butler in 1970, and her son, Scott Benton in 1981. She was a member of Executive Women's International, Clipped Wings (United Airlines Stewardesses Association) and Custer Road United Methodist Church in Plano.
Linda is survived by her husband of 36 years, Bob Benton of Plano; daughter, Jennifer Benton of Plano; mother, Phyllis Butler of West Branch, Iowa; brother, Brett Butler of West Branch; sister, Gail Butler and husband, Les Scheel, of Camp Sherman, Ore.; brother-in-law, George Benton and wife, Terri, of Carlsbad, Calif.; and niece, Sharon Benton of Carlsbad.
The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at Ted Dickey Funeral Home. Linda's service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at Custer Road United Methodist Church with interment to follow in Plano Mutual Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to one's favorite charity or to medical research. 
Ted Dickey Funeral Home 

TOLLE
Ronald Lee Tolle, 47, a resident of Plano, passed away at Baylor/Dallas Medical Center, Sunday, April 4, 1999. Mr. Tolle was born on Jan. 9, 1952, to Chester Harold Tolle and Stella Mae Purtee, of Hillsboro, Ohio. Mr. Tolle married Susan G. Delorbe on Feb. 21, 1981, in Gardena, Calif. He was a residential carpenter, and was affiliated with the Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church in Plano. He was also a graduate of God's Bible College in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a former pastor of the Nazarene in Felicity, Ohio, and Bakersfield, Calif.
Mr. Tolle is survived by his wife, Susan G. Tolle of Plano; father, Chester Harold Tolle and Stella Mae Tolle of Peebles, Ohio; daughter, Stephanie Renee Tolle of Plano; son, Joshua Caleb Tolle of Plano; brothers, David Tolle of Peebles, Ohio, Russell Tolle of Canyon Country, Calif., and Joe Tolle, Randy Tolle and Rick Tolle, all of Peebles; and sister, Geraldine Rickey, Xenia, Ohio.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 1999, at Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church with the Rev. Dane Yarbrough officiating. Interment will be in Locus Grove Cemetery in Peebles. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. 
Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home 

SNIDER
Alvin Bricker Snider III, a physician born in July 1937, in Chicago, Ill., died April 3, 1999, in Plano. Dr. Snider was a graduate of Dartmouth College and Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency in general practice at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. His practice at Plano Medical Center (PMC) began in 1968, and he was the first chief of staff at PMC from 1975-1976. He also served as a City of Plano health officer in 1996.
He is survived by his children, Scott Snider of Eugene, Ore., and Cindy Rabenstine of Phoenix, Ariz; sister, Sally Oppel of Hot Springs, Ark.; and nine grandchildren.
Burial will be in Tinley Park. Visitation was from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at Ted Dickey Funeral Home. The family desires donations be made to the charity of one's choice. 
Ted Dickey Funeral Home 

CONELY
Mary Monica Conely of Wylie passed away April 2, 1999 in Plano. She was 59.
Mary was born June 21, 1939, in Omaha, Neb. She was the daughter of Victor Brazda and Mary Horan Brazda.
She was a housewife and served on the board of directors of the Wylie Library Board. She was also a member of Christian Life Assembly Church in Carrollton.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph D. Conely of Wylie; daughters, Ann Ulrich of Plano and Jane Poppleton of Lake Prior, Minn.; son, Steven Poppleton of Irving; sister, Pat Rahn of San Francisco, Calif.; and three grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at Christian Life Assembly Church, 2435 East Hebron Parkway, Carrollton, with the Revs. Billy Abbe and Lee Lebsack officiating. 
Allen Funeral Home 

SHELLEY
James Richard Shelley of Plano passed away April 2, 1999, in Dallas. He was 67.
James was born Oct. 17, 1931, in Plano. He was the son of Walter Shelley and Emma K. Zimmermann Shelley.
He is survived by his brother, Marvin Shelley of Plano; and niece, Dawnell Shelley of Fort Worth.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, April 9, 1999, at Plano Mutual Cemetery with the Rev. Ralph Burke officiating. 
Allen Funeral Home 

DAVIS
Jack Davis, born in December 1919, to Henrietta and Bryan Davis in Cincinnati, Ohio. He served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Until his retirement in 1986 Mr. Davis enjoyed many years as a sales and marketing executive. During his career Mr. Davis was active in the Sales Executive Club of New York (board of directors and officer) and the American Management Association (member and guest lecturer). He was well known for maintaining a personal interest with those he knew and observed other's birthdays, anniversaries and important occasions. Since his retirement he became active in the entertainment industry including camera calls, movies and as an actor in local theater. His local community interests included serving as presiding precinct election judge and as a member of the Site-Based Improvement Committee of the Plano Independent School District. Mr. Davis' hobbies included golf, exercise and the Dallas Cowboys.
Jack is survived by his sons, Jeffrey Davis and Reed Davis, both of Chesire, Conn., and Rick Davis of San Pedro, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Cheri Davis of San Pedro; granddaughter, Meg Davis of San Pedro; and brother, Robert L. Davis of Cincinnati, Ohio. Jack was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Bobbie Davis; sister, Rosemary Ramsey; and parents Henrietta W. Davis and Bryan Davis.
A memorial service will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, May 8, 1999, at Ted Dickey Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Heart Association, 7320 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas, 75231, or the American Diabetes Association, 1660 Duke Street, Alexandria, Va., 22314.


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