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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.

Coy Wayne Davis
Coy Wayne Davis, 59, of McKinney, passed away on April 14, 2003 in Mesquite. He was born Jan. 10, 1944 to Richard D. and Lela P. (Kanady) Davis in McKinney. On Dec. 1, 1989 he married Lola Lehman in Durant, Okla. He served in the U.S. Army and was the Commander of the McKinney American Legion and the former Commander of the Plano American Legion. He worked for many years at Luminator in production controls and was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Lola; sons Richard Davis of Austin and Randy Davis of McKinney; daughter Cindy Moore of New Orleans, La.; stepchildren Gena Levenhagen of Chicago, Ill. and Tim Levenhagen of Wylie; nine grandchildren; brothers Harold Davis of Bedford, Rick Davis of Farmersville and Bobby Davis of Plano; sisters Lavern Long and Patsy Allen both of Arlington and Doris McDearmon, Helen Aaron and Bonnie Wrisner, all of McKinney.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Jim Rich officiating. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Charlie M. “Buster” Jones
Charlie M. “Buster” Jones, 91, of McKinney was born Dec. 27, 1911 and passed away April 16, 2003 in Celina. He was the first of four children born to Steve and Flora Jones. He was born outside McKinney in what was known as the Kelly Community of Collin County. As a young boy he had several jobs, from sweeping up hair at a barber shop to herding cattle for JB Horn on what is now known as Love Field Airport. When he was a teenager he moved to Magnolia, Ark. with his mother and step-father. While in Arkansas he worked in a cotton mill. At the age of 21 he met the love of his life “Marie.” He joined the Air Force in 1942 and was stationed in Fredricks, Okla., where he was a member of the 70th two engine flying training group. He received a Good Conduct Medal and a American Service Medal. After the war was over Buster and Marie returned to McKinney, where he was employed at the McKinney Cotton Mill during the tornado of 1947. His next job was with Southwest Automotive at Love Field. He loved his job working on airplane engines.
He is survived by his sister Emma Holden of Framers Branch; his aunt Anna Lee Jones of McKinney and several other family members. Buster and Marie had no children, but because of their sweet and loving ways, they will be missed by all who were blessed to have them in their lives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife of 62 years Marie; brother Ottis Jones; sisters Dorothy Henson, Lorene Sargent and hal- sister Linda Swansey.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. April 19, 2003 at Belew Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Wilson Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday.

Kenneth Perry Howard
Kenneth Perry Howard, 61, of Wylie went home to be with the Lord on April 15, 2003, in Wylie. He passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, after a long and courageous battle with multiple myeloma, a form of bone cancer. He was born Jan. 4, 1942 in Dallas to Robert Lee and Betty Lou (Rankin) Howard. He married Margaret Shellnutt on April 8, 1961 in Greenville, Texas. He worked most of his adult life as operations manager for Ken Pruitt Buick in Garland and for Goode-Taylor Pontiac/GMC in Dallas. He was a member of the Sachse Assembly of God Church.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Margaret Howard of Wylie; daughters Vicki Skipwith and husband Bob and Shelly Craighead and husband Kyle, all of Wylie; grandchildren Haddie, Kelsey and Logan Skipwith, and Ryan and Keanan Craighead; brother James Howard and wife Peggy of Garland; sister Louise Harpole and husband, R.L. of Prosper and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Robert Lee and Betty Lou Howard.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. April 18 at Sachse Assembly of God Church, 2709 Third Street in Sachse with Pastor Rick Dubose officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Rufus L. Edwards
Rufus L. Edwards, 71, of Plano passed away April 15, 2003, in Plano.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. April 18 at First Baptist Church 201 E. McDermott in Allen with Pastor Chad Selph officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, U.S. 75, Exit 38-Ridgeview Drive, Allen.

William Carey Cox
William Carey Cox of McKinney passed away on July 28 at his home. Arrangements are pending with Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Gregory Daniel Weddle
Gregory Daniel Weddle, 27, of Dallas, passed away July 25, 2002.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., July 30, at Prestonwood Baptist Church with Rev. Tom Bailey, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation with the family will be held from 7-9 p.m., Monday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

James S. Veal
James S. Veal, 75, of Princeton passed away July 27 at Medical Center of Plano. He was born Jan. 18, 1927, to Rufus and Katie (Mixson) Veal in San Angelo. On Jan. 18, 1947, he married Alice Williams in McKinney. He was a Lineman for TU Electric with 15 years of service. He then worked for Chapman Construction for many years. He was also a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Princeton.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Veal of Princeton; sons James H. Veal and wife Glenda, Gerald Veal and wife Wendy, Robert Veal and Donald Veal, all of Princeton; daughter Linda Bull and husband Marvin, also of Princeton; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Maggie Evans.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. July 30, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Darrell Sanderlin officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation with the family will be held from 7-9 p.m., Monday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Ione M. McCray
Funeral services will be held July 30 at 10 a.m. in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille for Ione M. McCray, longtime resident of Lafayette, La. who died July 25 at 11:21 p.m. at the Jefferson Retirement Center in Arlington, Va.
She is survived by her sons, Captain Tom Reed Murray II (Ret.), of Arlington, Va. and Timothy Owen Murray of Spring, Texas; four grandchildren: Kelly Oakley, Tom Murray III, Larry Murray and Owen Murray; three great-grandchildren: Tom Murray IV, Conner Murray and Elizabeth Oakley; and one sister, Neva Walden of Buffalo, N.Y. She was married to Dr. William E. McCray, a pioneer psychiatrist in Lafayette, who died in 1996.
Interment will be in the Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery.
The Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr., Rector Episcopal Church of Ascension in Lafayette, will conduct the services.
She was born on July 7, 1916 in Sherman to Thomas G. and Edna M. McBee. She graduated from high school in McKinney and attended Southeast Oklahoma State College in Durant, Okla. She married Tom Reed Murray, son of Judge Tom and Maude Murray of McKinney in 1938. Tom Murray served as a U.S. Postal Inspector until his death in 1949 while the family lived in Johnson City, Tenn. She returned to McKinney following the death of her husband and worked as a sales clerk at Neiman-Marcus in Dallas and later as a telephone company office assistant while raising her sons. The family later moved to Denison, where she worked as the Texas Utility Home Service Advisor. Her sons graduated from Denison High School.
Her son Tom graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy. Tim Murray is a graduate of Rice University, California Technology Institute, and University of California at Los Angeles.
She was a single mother before the term was invented. She was a role model not only to her sons, but also to many of the high school girls she met while demonstrating electric cooking in the homemaking classes in Denison.
She is remembered by her friends and family as a vibrant and attractive woman who brightened a room with her presence. She married Dr. McCray in 1972 and hosted many memorable New Year’s parties in their home. Both were active in the Episcopal Church of Ascension in Lafayette. They later moved to a retirement center in Garland, where Dr. McCray died in 1996.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed Monday from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. until time of services. All who remember Mrs. McCray are cordially invited to attend the visitation and funeral service.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Martin & Castille Funeral Home, Lafayette, (337) 234-2311.

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.

Albert “Al” Harris
Albert “Al” Harris, 64, of Blue Ridge passed away Nov. 20, 2002 in McKinney. He was born on Oct. 9, 1938 to Melvin Leonard and Meda Marie (Hall) Harris in Collin County. On Aug. 26, 1955, he married Delores Ann Cates in Weatherford. He was a Road Grader and of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Delores Harris of Blue Ridge; sons Albert Leon Harris, Jr. and wife Renee of Princeton and Steven Mark Harris and wife Sharon of Doniphan, Mo.; daughters Lorrie Purser and husband Larry of McKinney and Shelley Harris Rosselot and husband Bobby of Merit, Texas; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister Marie Clemons of McKinney and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Nov. 23, 2002 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Frank Purser and Rev. Roger Berghauser officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Buel “Bill” B. Tucker
Buel “Bill” B. Tucker of Princeton, 92, passed away Nov. 20, 2002. He was born Feb. 20, 1910. He was a longtime resident of Princeton and member of First Baptist Church of Princeton. He was a mechanic who once owned a paint and body shop on US 380. He loved automobiles and driving, and drove his truck nearly everyday until 6 months ago when his health started failing. He also enjoyed playing and working on fiddles, and he was an avid reader, especially of historical books.
He was preceded in death by his parents, several brothers, sisters and two grandchildren, Kiersten Jones and Noah Bettis.
He is survived by his three daughters Billie McCarley of Winnsboro, Texas, Rebecca Bettis of Brownsboro, Texas, and Kathryn Monk of Kaufman, Texas; grandchildren Debra Jones, David McCarley, Rhonda Leingang, Gina Lee, John Bettis, Melody Pasley and Chelsey Monk; great-grandchildren Amber Leingang, Cody Tarpley, Teresa Griffin, Lindsey McCarley, Meghan Jones, Jesse Lee, Hannah Lee, Weslee Bettis, Nathan Bettis, Samuel Bettis, Dalton Pasley, Tara Pasley and Colton Pasley; sisters Lois Scalf and Gailen Tucker and several nieces and nephews; ex-wife and good friend Susie Tucker; many other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Nov. 23 at Belew Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Princeton Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Maytle Trantham
Maytle Trantham, 97, of Garland passed away Nov. 21, 2002 in Dallas. Funeral arrangements are pending with Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Frisco.

Cleo Tremp
Cleo Tremp passed away Nov. 21, 2002 in Plano. Funeral arrangements are pending with Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

William Rinehart
William Rinehart of Celina passed away Nov. 21, 2002 at North Central Medical Center in McKinney. Funeral arrangements are pending with Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Edna Earl McKenzie
Edna Earl McKenzie, 93, a retired private home housekeeper, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002.
Edna Earl McKenzie was born Feb. 3, 1909, in McKinney. She attended the First Baptist Church of McKinney and sang in the choir. An outgoing and happy person, she never met a stranger.
Her parents, four brothers, husband and a daughter all preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday at First Baptist Church of McKinney. Burial will follow in McKinney. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, in Williams Funeral Chapel.

Dallas L. Renfro
Dallas L. Renfro, 86, of Garland passed away Dec. 29, 2002 in Mesquite. He was born Aug. 22, 1916 in McKinney to Charles Lawson Renfro and Lillie Kate (Stewart) Renfro. He married Mable Elizabeth Harris on Nov. 30, 1932 in Durant, Okla. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a serviceman and member of the Church of God in Garland.
He is survived by his wife, Genice Renfro; son Danny Kye Renfro and wife Cheryl of Garland; daughter Carolyn Matura and husband A.J. of Chandler, Texas; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mable in 1996.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 3 in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Bro. John Green officiating. Interment will follow at Wilson Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Carol Jo Kamarata-Samples
Carol Jo Kamarata-Samples, 39, of Princeton passed away Dec. 27, 2002 at her home. She was born on May 30, 1963 to Charles William and Margaret Maxine (Smoot) Kamarata in Paris, Ill. She married Timothy Samples in Plano Dec. 4, 1993. She worked in the security industry with Pinkerton/Burns.
She is survived by her husband, Timothy Samples of Princeton; step-son James Aaron Samples of Princeton; daughters Linda Samples of Princeton, Rosemary Marie (Cheri May Ellis) of California, Jessica and Malissa LaCompte both of Missouri; sons Ray Dale Goodwin, III and Joshua LaCompte both of Missouri; three grandchildren; mother Maxine Kamarata; sisters Rosemary Kamarata of Ill., Ludie Weems of McKinney and Debbie Baker of Florida and brothers William T. Stone, Thomas Wright and Andy Weems.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 2 at the Apostolic Church on U.S. 380. Arrangements are under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Directors.
Adelle Reed
Adelle Reed, 89, of McKinney passed away Dec. 31, 2002, in McKinney. She was born on June 3, 1913, in Collin County to Elmer and Carrie (Saulter) McQueary. She married John C. Reed on Dec. 23, 1930, in Durant, Okla. She retired from the Southland Corporation. She was a member of the Faith Memorial Baptist Church (formerly King Memorial Baptist Church) where she taught Sunday School for more than 35 years.
She is survived by her sons, J.C. Reed and wife Donna and Bennie Reed and wife Marcy, all of McKinney; daughters Betty Mitchell and husband Glenn of Greenville and Pat Burke and husband Harold of Allen; ten grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister Jorene McGarrah of McKinney and numerous other loving relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one grandson, one great-grandson, two brothers and a sister. Funeral services will be held at noon Jan. 2 in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Bro. Robert (Bob) Baldridge officiating. Interment will follow at Pecan Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Cindy K. Damer
Cindy K. Damer, 49, of Sachse, passed away at her home. She was born on Sept. 13, 1953 to R.C. and Lois (Wright) Wilson in McKinney. She married Don Damer II in McKinney on Aug. 7, 1982. She was a homemaker and of the Christian faith.
She is survived by her husband, Don Damer of Sachse; brother Richard Wilson of Van Alstyne and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Jan. 3, 2003 at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel. Visitation with the family will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 2 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Patricia McCullough
Patricia McCullough of Bonham passed away Dec. 28, 2002 at North Central Medical Center in McKinney. She is survived by her daughters, Jodie Sue Hayes of Denison, Tammi Jo Latham of Anna, Gina Rae Chandler of Anna, Tricia Latham of Anna and Krystyna Hayes of Denison and sisters Gina Johnston of Alpine, Utah and Jeanne Chavez of Sacremento, Calif.
She left instructions for her body to be cremated and that no memorial service be conducted.

Helen Marko Kardos
“God looked at his garden. He saw an empty space, he then looked down from Heaven and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and took you in his care, to make up for all your hard work he wanted you up there. It broke our hearts to see you go, but you did not go alone, for part of us went with you the day God called you home. Deep in our hearts your memory is kept, to love and cherish and never forget.”
Helen Kardos went to be with the Lord Dec. 31, 2002, after a battle with bone cancer at the age of 84. She was born Aug. 1, 1918, to Peter and Mary Marko in Osceola Mills, Penn. She moved to Connecticut in 1932, married Andrew Thomas Kardos on Oct. 12, 1940 and raised three children in New Canaan, Conn. She was a seamstress for many years, and she was an active member of Saint Matthew’s Catholic Church in Norwalk, Conn. She moved to Texas in February of 2002 to be with her two daughters. She joined the United Methodist Church in Bells, Texas.
She is survived by a son, Thomas Kardos and his wife Barbara of Long Island, N.Y.; daughters Louise Lackey and husband Robert of McKinney, Jane Kelley and husband Garry of Bells; seven grandchildren: Bryan Kardos, Chris Kardos, Scott Lackey, Laura Bate, Eric Lackey, Ross Chlapecks and Paige Kelley; five great-grandchildren; brother Andy Marko and sisters Ann Laich, Mary Chronister and Barbara Veres.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Bratcher Funeral Chapel, 401 W. Woodard St., Denison, with Rev. Joan Humphreys officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in Norwalk, Conn., on Monday. The family will receive friends after the service Thursday night at Bratcher Funeral Home.

Dan Tolleson, Sr.
Dan Tolleson, Sr., a retired farmer, devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, passed away at his home Dec. 30, 2002. He was a member of the Celina Church of Christ for 50 years.
He was born Jan. 6, 1929, in Richland, Texas, to Virgle Clyde and Allene Tolleson. He grew up in Collin County and graduated from McKinney High School. He joined the U.S. Army in 1947, served as a paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne Division and earned his glider wings. He was stationed in Japan for 18 months. On May 16, 1950, he married Mary Ann Stone and together they had three children.
He was a manager of the family-owned Prosper Gin Company. He also owned and managed Prosper Fertilizer and a custom spray service during the 1960s and 1970s. He served as the president of the board of directors for the Prosper Coop Gin. He enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing with his brother-in-law Dan Stone and friends, and the many wonderful conversations at the Coop Gin with his dear farming buddies.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Ann Stone Tolleson of Prosper; three children: Dan Tolleson, Jr., and wife Debbie, Cynthia Tolleson Cockrell and husband John and Chris Tolleson, all of Prosper; special friends Donna and Nick Jay of Prosper; five dear grandsons: Chad, Chase, Josh, Jared and Jake, all of Prosper; two sisters, Joyce Kincaid of Prosper and Gail Rollins of Anna and several nieces and nephews.
He will be missed by a host of many friends.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Jan. 2, 2003, at the Church of Christ in Celina, Texas, with interment following at Old Celina Cemetery. Visitation was held Jan. 1, 2003, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Celina.

Ruth Nichols Jordan
Ruth Nichols Jordan, born June 30, 1915, in Melissa, Texas, passed away in Arlington on Feb. 14, 2003, at the age of 88 years. She was currently residing in Arlington with her daughter, but was a life-long resident of Melissa. She was retired from Texas Instruments and enjoyed many activities such as playing dominoes and crocheting.
She was preceded in death by her husband Glenn C. Jordan “Red” in 1994 and one granddaughter Terri Ann Jordan. She was survived by her children, Glenn Jordan Jr. and wife Irene, Alan Jordan and wife Mary and Melba Todd and husband Jerre; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; brother Lee Nichols and wife Wanda.
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Feb. 16, 2003, at Melissa Cemetery. Her grandson Darryl Jordan will officiate. Visitation with the family will be held Sunday from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at Belew Funeral Home prior to graveside.

John K. Funk
Oilman, aviator, and philanthropist John K. Funk died Feb. 12, 2003, at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas after a lengthy illness. He was born Nov. 7, 1911, in Titusville, Penn. He was the only surviving great-grandson of the legendary Captain A.B. Funk who, less than two years after Col. Edwin Drake’s drilling of the world’s first oil well in Titusville in August of 1859, drilled the famous “Fountain Well,” the first free flowing and largest producing well drilled to that time. He was the fourth generation of his family to be involved with the oil industry. His father, Wilbur Funk, managed the interests of Carter Oil in Tulsa, Okla., until his retirement in 1932. He attended the public schools of Titusville and Tulsa before completing a four year program of studies at The New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, N.M., in 1933. A pioneer in the aviation industry, He worked with founder Claude Ryan in the earliest days of Ryan Aircraft and was familiar with virtually all the aviator heroes of that era. With the beginning of World War II, He entered the government’s air service at San Diego, flying governmental missions to the Island of Oahu, Canton Island, Nindi Fiji, New Caledonia, and Brisbane, Australia. Since the mid-1940’s He has been a resident of Dallas, where he continued and expanded his family’s oil interests. A life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church of Titusville and a devoted alumnus of The New Mexico Military Institute, He was also active in the work of the Republican Party and generously philanthropic with churches, schools, museums, hospitals, non-profit retirement homes, and many other charitable causes in and around Dallas and throughout the country. Known for his ready smile, his easy-going sense of humor, his extraordinary memory for names, dates, and places, and his first-hand recollections of the early days of the aviation industry, he will be sadly missed by colleagues, friends, and family members alike.
He is survived by his daughters, Jonnie Kay Myers and Henrietta Funk, both of Heavener, Okla., grandsons, Darren L. Cole and wife Mary of Kissimmee, Fla., and Keith A. Cole and wife, Cherie of Virginia Beach, Va., granddaughters, Julianne Simpson of Bowie, Md., and Shawn A. Yeager and husband, Chris of Heavener, Okla.; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; very special friend Olivia Rodriguez of Lancaster, Texas; lifelong friends Walter and Gerry Lawr of San Diego, Calif.; sisters-in-law Margie Morgan of Dallas and Zoe Estep; brother-in-law Bob Estep of Anna, Texas; and numerous nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsia Pat Funk.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 17, 2003, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Dr. Barry E. Cressman, Senior Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Titusville, Penn., officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park.

Annie Mae McGee Austin
Annie Mae McGee Austin was born Dec. 25, 1932, in Pleasant Valley, Texas, to Frank and Tressie Harrison McGee. She married Rev. Jim Earnest Austin on June 29, 1951, in Garland, Texas. She passed away Feb. 14, 2003, in Plano. She was a member of The Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ where she and her husband pastored for more than 45 years.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Austin of McKinney; daughter and son-in-law Brenda and Harvey Hinton of McKinney, son and daughter-in-law David and Charlene Gidney Austin of Princeton, daughter and son-in-law Donna Sue and Ronnie Thomas of Cooper; grandchildren Bryan Marla Austin Stephenson of McKinney, Crystal Austin of Lubbock, Nancy Austin of Princeton, Jacob Hinton of McKinney, Jessica and Ronny Thomas, Jr., of Cooper; great-granddaughter Rachel Stephenson of McKinney; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Onita McGee of Garland, Billy and Chen (Chin Knee) McGee of Garland, and J.W. and Beverly McGee of Sachse.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Tressie McGee; sister Nancy York; and grandson Earnest Hinton.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 17, 2003, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel. Interment will follow at Wilson Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Betty Mae Tomlinson
Betty Mae Tomlinson, 67, of McKinney passed away Feb. 12, 2003, at the North Central Medical Center of McKinney. She was born Feb. 4, 1936 in Golden, Texas, the daughter of Aubrey D. and Rena Cave Gayle. She married James W. Tomlinson on April 6, 1952. She had retired from Fisher Controls in McKinney after over 30 years of service.
For those of us who were welcomed into her home, who benefited from a hot meal or transportation, who received a helping hand or experienced her generosity and her caring spirit, she will be truly missed.
She is survived by son James “Danny” Tomlinson and wife Linda of McKinney; daughter Debbie Deptula and husband Sonny of McKinney; grandchildren Jennie Deptula, Matt Deptula and wife Tonya, Shannan Berrier and husband Mark and Dana Tomlinson; great-grandchild Judah Berrier; sister Margie Ruleene Walden and husband Jess; and a host of other extended family members and close, dear friends.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Feb. 15 at Hillcrest Christian Church in McKinney with Rev. David Kautt and Rev. Rod Corner officiating. Committal services with Rev. Allen Knox will be at Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney. Family visitation will be held 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Belew Funeral Home.
The family is being served by Belew Funeral Home of McKinney.

Coy Wayne Davis
Coy Wayne Davis, 59, of McKinney, passed away on April 14, 2003 in Mesquite. He was born Jan. 10, 1944 to Richard D. and Lela P. (Kanady) Davis in McKinney. On Dec. 1, 1989 he married Lola Lehman in Durant, Okla. He served in the U.S. Army and was the Commander of the Plano American Legion and the former Commander of the McKinney American Legion. He worked for many years at Luminator in production controls and was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Lola; sons Richard Davis of Austin,and Randy Davis of McKinney; daughter Cindy Moore of New Orleans, La.; stepchildren Gena Levenhagen of Chicago, Ill. and Tim Levenhagen of Wylie; nine grandchildren; brothers Harold Davis of Bedford, Rick Davis of Farmersville and Bobby Davis of Plano; sisters Lavern Long and Patsy Allen both of Arlington and Doris McDearmon, Helen Aaron and Bonnie Wrisner, all of McKinney.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Jim Rich officiating. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

John Raymond Baumann
John Raymond Baumann, 60, of Plano passed away April 13, 2003, in Dallas.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Paul Freeman officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park.
He will lie in repose with visitation with the family from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Truman Weems
Truman Weems, 85, of Princeton, passed away April 11, 2003, in Dallas. He was born Jan. 30, 1918, in Gene, Texas to Cecil Herman and Dannie (Pennington) Weems. He married Virginia May Ward. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II. He represented his country well as an infantryman in the Pacific Battle for the Philippines. He was a carpenter and owner of Weems Construction.
He is survived by his son Marvin Ray Usry and wife Earlene of Canton, Texas; daughters Mary Jo Sherrod of Farmersville and Margaret Bonnie Quillan of Princeton; sons David N. Weems and wife Lisa of Princeton, Gary D. Weems and wife Blanche of Anna and Jerry R. Weems and wife Peggy of McKinney; daughter-in-law Barbara J. Weems of Honey Grove and sister Hazel Schindler of Oklahoma.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Melissa Cemetery in Melissa. Visitation with the family will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Nick C. Davis Sr.
Nick C. Davis Sr., age 69, passed away on Jan. 23, 2003. He was born March 22, 1933, in Nevada, Collin County, Texas, and graduated from Texas Christian University (T.C.U.) in 1954. He served as a Regular Commissioned Officer in the United States Marine Corps from 1954-1959. A veteran of the atomic test in Nevada in 1957, where he was Company Commander of E Company, 5th Marines in Test Hood, the largest atomic bomb tested in the United States. Returning from an overseas assignment in the Marines, he joined Texas Instruments in 1959. He had many management assignments in Texas Instruments where he retired in 1990 as a Senior Vice President. From 1990-1999, he owned and operated a cattle ranch in Hunt County, Texas. He and his wife were members of the First Baptist Church of Garland.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah Delilla; sons Nick C. Davis, Jr. and Brett Bedell Davis; daughters Cynthia Jane Davis and Catherine Pauline Gauthier; nine grandchildren; stepchildren James Ray Wilson, Gloria Sue Bourland and Larry Joe Wilson; five step grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; brother Paul D. Davis, Jr. and sisters Ottie Jane Allen and Betty Davis.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Jan. 25, 2003, 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.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the First Baptist Church, Garland, Texas where he and Delilla are members.

Ruby L. Pearson
Ruby L. Pearson, 70, of McKinney, Texas passed away Jan. 20, 2003, in McKinney. She was born Oct. 13, 1932, in Daingerfield, Texas, to Bob and Jettie (Finley) Franklin. She married George Pearson. She was a private housekeeper and was a member of the St. James CME Church.
She is survived by her husband, George Pearson of McKinney; sons George Robert Pearson and Vivin Ray Pearson both of McKinney; daughters Ruby Joyce Bishop and husband Curtis, Jr. of Lewisville and Beverly Eyvonne Pearson of McKinney; brothers Oscar Franklin of Plano, James Franklin of Dallas, Dudd Franklin of Dallas, Billy Franklin and Thomas Franklin of Omaha, Texas, and Lawrence Franklin of North Carolina; sisters Mamie Jean Rodgers of Daingerfield, Mary Frazier of Omaha and Bobbie Pearson of McKinney; 13 grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Jan. 25 at the First Baptist Church in McKinney with Rev. Coy Tarver officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Esther Karoukian Savra
Esther Karoukian Savra, 86, of McKinney passed away Jan. 23, 2003, in McKinney. She was born April 22, 1916 in Hamadan, Iran, to Karehken and Rachel (Vardeh) Karoukian. She married Samuel Savra in 1934. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, McKinney.
She is survived by her sons, George Savra and wife Janet, John Savra and wife Hilda of Chicago, and Jerry Savra of McKinney; daughter Janine Savra; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister,Mariam Karoukian of Russia and Almas Karoukian and numerous other loving relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Savra; brother Arshak Karoukian; and sisters Georgeite, Rosa and Angain Karoukian.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday at St. Michael Catholic 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., Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Daniel Farrell McKim
Daniel Farrell McKim, 59, of McKinney went to be with the Lord Jan. 23, 2003 after a long battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 2, 1943, in Bee Branch, Ark., to Vernon H. and Edith (Bradford) McKim. He married Marian Lynne Phelan on May 24, 1963, in Malvern, Ark.
He retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and Lucent Technology. He worked for AT&T International in Mexico and General Telephone at Sandia Labs in Albuquerque, N.M. He was a member of Custer Road Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edith and Vernon McKim and one brother, Grover W. McKim.
He is survived by his wife, Lynne McKim of McKinney; daughters Marian Dianne Coles and husband Robert of Rockford, Mich., and Holly Martin of McKinney; son Michael McKim and wife Shawn of Amarillo; grandchildren Courtney Coles of Rockford, Mich., Christopher Coles of Rockford, Ashlyn Martin of McKinney, Madison McKim of Amarillo and Michael McKim of Amarillo; brother Harold McKim and wife Patsy of Brown Springs, Ark.; sister Lorene Prater of North Little Rock, Ark.; six nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Elder Neil Phelan and Elder Charles Sandage officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Eugene Walters
Eugene Walters, 78, of McKinney passed away Jan. 22, 2003, in McKinney.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday at the Throckmorton Street Church of Christ in McKinney with Rev. Ben Norris officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Jimmy Don Wilkerson
Jimmy Don Wilkerson, 47, of Princeton passed away Jan. 23, 2003 in Plano. He was born Oct. 24, 1955 to Jimmy Murl and Margaret Louise (Dorris) Wilkerson in Midland. On Oct. 23, 1977 he married Karen Webb in McKinney. He was a farmer and a member of the Baptist faith.
His parents preceded him in death.
His wife, Karen Wilkerson of Princeton; daughter, Crystal Elaine Wilkerson of Plano; brother, Dennis Murl Wilkerson of Anna; stepfather, Ned Sandlin of Princeton; and numerous nephews survive him.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Tom Ogdon officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.


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