|William T. Coats, Jr.
William T. Coats, Jr., 85, of McKinney passed away April 12, 2003 in
McKinney. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter’s
Episcopal Church in McKinney. Arrangements are under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
John Evan Persons
John Evan Persons, Jr., 41, of Plano passed away April 13, 2003 in
Dallas. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Rev. Futoshi Shingaki and Rev. Katsuya Kawano officiating.
Shirley Jean Roberts
Shirley Jean Roberts, 66, of Allen, passed away on Dec. 23, 2002, at
her home. She was born on Aug. 30, 1936, to Clarence E. and Elsie Elizabeth
(Coats) Pilkinton in McKinney. On Dec. 11, 1953, she married Richard W.
Roberts in McKinney. She was an office manager for five years for Dr. Don
Richardson in Allen. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Allen.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Roberts; daughters, Gina Lawson
and husband, Larry of Allen and Sheryl Kelley and husband, John of Richardson;
sons, Tony Roberts and wife, Dawn of Spring, Texas and Steve Roberts and
wife, Lorie of Greenville, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild;
brother, Donald Pilkinton and wife, Joyce of Westerville, Ohio; sister,
Elsie Marie Holmes and husband, John of Plano.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Dec. 28 in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Dr. James W. (Bob) Evans 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.
Mia Sibley Garrido
Infant Mia Sibley Garrido, 3 months of age, passed away Dec. 21, 2002,
at Medical City of Dallas. She was born Sept. 14, 2002, in Plano to Alvaro
Ramon Garrido and Carol S. Sibley-Garrido.
She is survived by her parents; twin sister, Isabella Garrido; grandmother,
Juana Gallardo of Venezuela; half sisters, Daniela and Silvana; half brother,
Alvaro Luis; uncle and aunt, Paul and Laura Miles of McKinney; cousins,
Alexis, Elise and Sydney; uncle and aunt, Peter and Heather Schlichting
of Phoenix, Ariz.; and several other loving relatives.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Henry and Nancy Schlichting.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 28 at St. Peters Episcopal
Church with the Rev. Virginia Falconer and Rev. Chuck Treadwell officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Memory of Mia, St.
Peters Episcopal Church, 608 W. Lamar, McKinney, 75069.
James Richard Tobin
Mr. James Richard Tobin, 66, of Plano passed away Dec. 22, 2002, in
Plano. Graveside services will be held 9 a.m., Dec. 27 at Dallas-Fort Worth
National Cemetery, Dallas. Visitation will be held Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Mary Rominger Adcox
Mary Rominger Adcox, 95, of McKinney, passed away Dec. 21, 2002, at
her home. She was born Dec. 10, 1907, in Mineral Wells, Texas to James
O. and Ida Mae (Bates) Seigle. She married A. D. Rominger in October 1924
in Farmersville. She worked in the food service industry and was of the
She is survived by her son, Wendell Rominger of McKinney; daughter,
Geraldine Stewart, also of McKinney; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren;
and sisters, Lois McCullough, and Doris Tarrant, both of Farmersville.
She was preceded in death by two husbands; three sons; one daughter;
one sister; and her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Dec. 27 in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation will
be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral
Brigitte Dancer Rule
Brigitte Dancer Rule, 35, of Anna passed away Jan. 21, 2003, at North
Central Medical Center, McKinney. She was born Sept. 11, 1967, in Halletsville,
Texas to Homer Lionel and Marchita May (Day) Dancer. She was a graduate
of Cooper High School in Abilene. On Nov. 11, 1989, she married Daniel
Lee Rule in Trenton, Texas. She was a housewife and mother and a very active
member of the Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Desert, Texas.
She is survived by her husband, Dan Rule of Anna; sons Dakota Rule
and Dylan Rule; daughter Danielle Rule; mother Marchita Dancer of Trenton;
brothers Brent Dancer of Murphy, Texas and Jim Dancer of Trenton and sister
Pam Henderson, also of Trenton.
She was preceded in death by her father, Homer L. Dancer in 1996.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Jan. 24, 2003, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Pastor Vernon Burgess and Pastor David Sharp officiating. Interment
will follow at Burns Cemetery, Trenton, Texas. Visitation with the family
will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Dorval Lowell Beaty
Dorval Lowell Beaty went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 17, 2003.
He was 72. He fought a courageous battle against heart and lung disease
as well as diabetes.
He was born in Lorenzo, Texas, on Feb. 22, 1930. He farmed for 20 years
in the Lorenzo area. In 1967, he moved to Fort Walton Beach, Fla., where
he owned and operated an oyster bar and restaurant. He was also employed
by Whitsell-Green Construction.
In 1977, he moved back to Lorenzo where he worked for the cotton gin
and farmed for R.B. Todd Produce. Later, he worked for Crosby County until
his retirement years in McKinney to be closer to his children.
He married Virgie Mae Kuehler in Lubbock on Nov. 19, 1949.
He is survived by his wife, Mae, and their eight children: James of
Hurst, J.W. of Keller, Julie McKay of Layton, Utah, Jeana Fitzgerald of
Honey Grove, Janet Talabay of Allen, Joann Petit of Fort Worth, Jay of
Watauga and Jerel of Devine. He is also survived by nine grandchildren,
five step-grandchildren, two great-granddaughters, and one step-great-grandson;
and two brothers: J.L. of Lawrence, Kan., and Bill of Santa Anna, Texas.
He is also survived by one aunt, Ann Capps of McKinney, formerly of Lorenzo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, L.C. and Vera Beaty and one
In order to continue helping others, he has donated his body to medical
science. A memorial was held at 3 p.m. Monday at 2401 Country View Lane
in McKinney. Chaplain Bill Peirson officiated. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the United Methodist Church of Lorenzo, the Lorenzo Cemetery
Association, to your local E.M.S., or the National Heart and Lung Association.
Harlon Wright, 81, of Merit, Texas passed away on Jan. 22, 2003 in
McKinney. He was born on Sept. 3, 1921 to William Albert Wright and Rosie
Mae Melton Wright in Snow Hill, Texas. He married Lauretta Belle Hooper
on Dec. 21, 1940 and was a farmer. He was a member of Merit Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife Belle Wright; sons Jerry W. Wright of Farmersville
and Kenneth Wright of Merit; sister Lucille Kennedy of Fort Worth and three
He was preceded in death by one granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Jan. 24 at Merit Baptist Church
in Merit with Rev. Jimmy Rose officiating. Visitation will be held from
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Jan. 23 at Hurst’s Fielder-Baker in Farmersville. Memorials
can be made to Merit Baptist Church, P.O. Box 264, Merit, Texas 75458.
Adrain E. “Pete” Mulkey
Adrain E. “Pete” Mulkey, 68, of Denton, passed away April 12, 2003
at Medical City Hospital of Dallas. He was born Aug. 26, 1934 in Texoma,
Okla. to William Henry and Iva Lee (Ellis) Mulkey. On Aug. 30, 1957, he
married Helen Coulter in Denton. He attended Denton public schools and
worked for the Denton Record Chronicle. He was later employed as a sales
manager for the McKinney Courier-Gazette, where he worked for more than
25 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Denton.
He is survived by his wife Helen of Denton; daughter Jennifer Musgrave
of Sanger; son and daughter-in-law Jeff and Sheryl Mulkey of Denton; sisters
Betty Baker of Denton and Iva Nell Evans of Brownwood; brothers Waymon
H. Mulkey of Lubbock, C. P. “Laddie” Mulkey of Denton and Joe Mulkey of
Aubrey and five grandchildren: Julianna Musgrave, Jace Musgrave, Haley
Mulkey, Ally Rose Mulkey and Gracie Mulkey.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist
Church of Denton, with Rev. Cliff Feeler, Rev. Jeff Williams and Rev. R.
D. Wade officiating. Interment will follow in the Trinity Cemetery in Denton.
Visitation with the family will be at Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son
Funeral Home from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday. Pallbearers will be Doug
Hartman, Tracy Hacker, John Flaa, Staley Faulkner, Trent Leggett, Sam Bridges,
and Marc Sylvera. Honorary Pallbearers will be Fred Arrington, Charles
Ramsey, Billy Sanford, Loy Berry, C. L. Yeatts, Bill Neinast, Charles Mulkey,
Dan McQueen, and Leroy Hammons.
Sybil H. Bingham
Sybil H. Bingham, 90, of McKinney passed away April 12, 2003, in McKinney.
She was born July 29, 1912, in Como, Texas, to Hugh and Willie Russell.
She married N. D. “Bing” Bingham on March 7, 1931, in Sulphur Springs.
Mrs. Bingham was a loving homemaker and a member of Gaston Oaks Baptist
Church, formerly Gaston Avenue Baptist Church, in Dallas for more than
She is survived by her son Bing Bingham and wife Bonny of Allen; grandchildren
Brad and Bryan Bingham, both of Allen, Fl’Nell Willis of Waianae, Hawaii,
and Evan Bloom and wife Joanne of San Diego, Calif.; great-grandchildren
Sammy and Makana Willis, both of Waianae, and Hannah and Jack Bloom, both
of San Diego and sister Garnell Bell of Houston.
She was preceded in death by her husband, N. D. Bingham, and daughter
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Como Cemetery
in Como, Texas. Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Ernest Herron Sr.
Ernest Herron Sr., 92, of McKinney passed away Dec. 20, 2002 in Durrant,
Okla. He was born March 12, 1910 and was a farmer for many years before
going to work for Cabells Dairy in McKinney. After retirement from Cabells,
he enjoyed many things including gardening, raising cattle and his grandchildren.
He was a member of Community Avenue Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife Della Faye Herron in 1999 and
son Billy Carl Herron in 1958.
Survivors include his children Ernest Herron Jr. and wife Erma of Santo,
Texas, Jack Herron and wife Radean of Prosper, Joy Durham and husband John
of Durrant, Paula Randall and husband Rick of McKinney; 11 grandchildren;
18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one brother; and
Pallbearers will be his grandsons: Gary Herron, Mark Herron, David
Herron, Carl Vest, Chris Ulch and Justin Randall.
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Dec. 22 at Pecan Grove Cemetery
in McKinney, Pastor Don Bourland officiating. Visitation with the family
will be held Dec. 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Belew Funeral Home.
Opal Marie Davis
“To everything there is a season; a time to be born...”
Opal Marie Davis was born in Hubbard, Texas to the parentage of Joeil
Sweeney and Savannah Jorden Sweeney on July 29, 1921. She attended school
at Sentil Oklahoma School District and later moved to McKinney with her
She accepted and confessed Christ Jesus as Lord as a youth member at
Good Hope Baptist Church in McKinney in 1934 under an Old Oak Tree. As
a young lady she married Mr. Freeman Fleming in San Angelo, Texas; to this
union one son was born, Joel Fleming. Later in years she adopted a little
girl, Doris Watson.
Opal Marie Davis was a wonderful and loving mother and grandmother.
She loved her children and grandchildren very much. Opal was a faithful
member of Good Hope Baptist Church, member of Uperard March Osurt 315,
Heresies of Jericho of Texas M&M in McKinney, Price Hall Affiliation
Ray Special Chapter of the order of The Eastern Star 353 Chapter.
She attended nursing training school and was a LVN at Collin County
Memorial Hospital where she retired with 28 years of service. She leaves
her son, Joel Fleming; daughter Doris Watson; grandchildren Joel Fleming,
Amelia Wheeler, Joe Fleming, Ronda Fleming Combs, Eva Williams, Quinton
Fleming and a host of great-grandchildren, family and friends.
Howard Lowell Russell
Howard Lowell Russell, 68, of Franklin, Ky., formerly of Plano, passed
away April 9, 2003, in Franklin. He was born May 25, 1934, in Pontotoc,
Miss., to Jasper Albert and Marjorie Viola Russell. He was a retired construction
worker, served in the U. S. Air Force, and was a member of American Legion
He is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn Russell of Franklin, Ky.; daughter,
Sue Leightner and her husband, Dan of Lucas, Texas; sons, Richard Russell
and his wife, Becky of Paris, Texas, and Gary Russell and his wife, Connie
of Waco; stepdaughter, Teresa Mayeur of Franklin, Ky.; stepson, Gary White,
also of Franklin; Grandchildren, Kimberly Leightner, Matthew Leightner,
Micah Leightner, Chris Russell and Ryan Russell; five step-grandchildren;
and brother, Jerry Lynn Russell of San Diego, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margie Russell, and brothers,
Milburn, Jasper, Rex and Mack Russell.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. April 14, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Pastor John Mark Caton officiating. Interment will follow at
Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday,
at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Sergio Gomez, 16, of McKinney, passed away April 10, 2003, in Dallas.
He was born Aug 31, 1986, in Anaheim, Calif. to Frank and Gloria (Arellano)
Gomez. He was a student at McKinney North High School and a member of St.
Michael’s Catholic Church in McKinney.
He is survived by his parents, Frank and Gloria Gomez; brothers, Alexis
Gomez, Christian Gomez, and Paco Gomez; sister, Gabriella Gomez all of
McKinney; grandparents, Sergio and Sarah Arellano and Francisco and Ines
Gomez all of Mexico; great-grandfather, Felix Jaime of Mexico; and numerous
other loving relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Luis Gomez; and sister,
Sarah I. Gomez.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. April 14, 2003 at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Father Steven Bierschenk officiating. Family visitation will
be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
James (Jim) Moore
James (Jim) Moore, 88, of McKinney, passed away April 11, 2003, in
McKinney. He was born Oct. 16, 1914, in Anna, to John Morgan and Edith
(Mantooth) Moore. He married Geneva Britton. He retired as a manager for
Suburban Propane Gas Company. He was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his grandson, Tim Moore and wife, Cheryl; great grandson,
Willie Moore all of Pecan Gap, Texas; daughter-in-law, Emma Moore of Plano;
and brother, Edgar Moore and wife, Lois of Clear Lake, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, George W. (Bill)
Moore; three sisters; and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. April 15, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Fr. Carl Vogel officiating. Interment will follow at Pecan
Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
John W. Nelson
John W. Nelson, Jr., 84, of McKinney passed away on April 7, 2003 in
Plano. He was born on OcT. 10, 1918 to John W. and Cora Lee (Kirby) Nelson,
Sr. in McKinney. On Feb. 12, 1943 he married Janet Lenartson in Goldsboro,
N.C. He was a publisher with the Chicago Sun Times and served in the Army
Air Corps during WWII.
He is survived by his niece, Terri Rodriguez and husband, Robert of
Austin, and sister-in-law, Jeanne Rodriguez of Tucson, Ariz.
His wife, Janet and his parents preceded him in death.
John, as you stumbled through life, you created more laughter than
tears, dispensed more happiness than gloom, spread more cheer than despair.
You never became so indifferent that you failed to see the wonder in the
eyes of a child or the twinkle in the eyes of the aged. You never forgot
that your total effort was to cheer people, make them happy and forget
at least for a moment all the unpleasant things in their lives.
Arrangements are under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral
Dennis Palmer Sr.
Dennis Palmer Sr., 83, of McKinney passed away Dec. 18, 2002 in McKinney.
He was born Sept. 27, 1919 to Will and Rosie (Robertson) Palmer. He married
Mattie Bell in McKinney. He was a concrete worker and a member of Mt. Pilgrim
Freewill Baptist Church.
He is survived by his sons, Dennis Palmer Jr. and Joe Willie Palmer,
both of McKinney; daughters Mattie Mack and Rosie Smith, both of McKinney;
18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren;
brother Jimmy Robertson and sisters Bertha Stevenson and Viola Bell.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Dec. 21 at Mt. Pilgrim Freewill
Baptist Church, 821 Rockwall Street, McKinney with Pastor Franklin Wilson
officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation
will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral
Virginia Idell Coplen Terrell
Virginia Idell Coplen Terrell, 82, of McKinney passed away Dec. 18,
2002 in Richardson. She was born on Dec. 3, 1920 to Lester William and
Willie Leslie (Satterwhite) Coplen in Celina. She married Garland Terrell
on Sept. 21, 1939 in Greenville. She retired from Texas Instruments and
was of the Baptist Faith.
She is survived by her sisters, Lucile Johnson and husband Frank of
Richardson and Peggy Ledenham and husband Cecil of San Antonio; niece Myra
McFadyen and husband Tom of Frankston, Texas; and nephews Jim Gentle and
wife Connie of Orlando, Fla., MW “Bud” Gentle and wife Allison of San Antonio
and Jerry Ledenham of Richardson.
She was preceded in death by her husband; son Ron Terrell in 2002,
and brother Lester Coplen, Jr.
A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at Ridgeview
Memorial Park with Larry Burgen officiating. Funeral arrangements are under
the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Directors.
Annah Lou Lacy
Annah Lou Lacy, 94, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Dec. 15,
2002. She was born on June 7, 1908 in Collin County to Jonah Joseph and
Ada V. (Hearne) Miller. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother
and great-great-grandmother. She retired after 43 years of teaching in
the Princeton Schools and was a long time member of the First Christian
Church in McKinney.
She is now happily reunited with her loving husband, George H. Lacy
and sons: George H. Lacy, II and infant son, David Leroy Lacy.
She is survived by her daughter, Johnnie Lou Hagar and husband Virgil
of Houston; grandchildren: Angela Heuer, David Pope, Jeanna Morgan, Cynthia
Quian, Jennifer Lacy, Brian Lacy, Aaron Lacy and George Lacy, III; seven
great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Dec. 20 at the First Christian
Church in McKinney with the Rev. Neal Grimes officiating. Visitation will
be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church Building
Miss Kelly Gilmore, age 19, of McKinney, Texas, passed away April 9,
2003, in Plano, Texas. She was born September 6, 1983, in Houston, Texas,
to Kevin and Jill (Jones) Gilmore. In June, 2001, she graduated from Lakota
West High School in Westchester, Ohio. She was a student at Collin County
Community College and a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. She worked in
jewelry sales at Foley’s at Willow Bend and was of the Methodist faith.
She is survived by her parents, Kevin and Jill Gilmore of McKinney,
Texas; aunts and uncles, Dennis and Kim Gilmore of Weare, N.H., and Frances
and William Morrell of Stamford, Conn.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. April 12 in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Rev. Danny Buster officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview
Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8p.m. Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Kay Beth Gooch
Kay Beth Gooch, 56, passed away on April 9, 2003 in Merit, Texas. She
was born to Ken and Alda Byrom Murray in Sherman on Dec. 31, 1946. She
married John Gooch Jr. on Aug. 2, 1969 and was a school teacher in Farmersville
ISD. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Farmersville.
She is survived by her husband, John Gooch Jr.; daughters, Amy Underwood
of Merit and Kelly Maier of Denton; father, Ken Murray of Sherman; sister,
Suzanne Meadows of Allen.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Alda Murray, who passed away
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. April 12 at First Baptist Church
in Farmersville with Rev. Jim Wicker, Rev. Bart Barber and Rev. Tracy Oneal.
Interment will be Merit Cemetery in Merit. Visitation will be held 6 p.m.
to 8 p.m. April 11 at Hurst’s Fielder-Baker in Farmersville.
Dr. Walter Winston Taylor
Dr. Walter Winston Taylor, 72, of McKinney, died Dec. 14, 2002, in
McKinney. He was born April 22, 1930, in Tulsa, Okla. to Walter and Ruth
Taylor. After serving his country for four years in the U.S. Air Force,
he became a physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. Throughout
his medical career he was a pioneer in life-saving surgical procedures
on unborn children. This began in 1964 with the first fetal blood transfusion
performed in the United States. In the early 1970’s, he made substantial
contributions to the development and use of sound imaging technology now
known as ultrasound.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Taylor of McKinney; children Robert
Taylor of California, David Taylor of Richardson, Michael Taylor and wife
Julie of Arlington, Sarah Boardman of Chicago and Katherine Flanagan and
husband Craig of Costa Mesa, Calif.; grandchildren Amelia Taylor, Stewart
Taylor, McKenna Taylor, Dylan Taylor, Daryn Taylor, Chloe Flanagan and
Estelle Flanagan; sister Mary Elizabeth “Sis” Posch and husband, Ralph
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 21, 2002, at St. Peters
Episcopal Church in McKinney.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Walter Taylor Memorial
Fund at St. Peters Episcopal Church, 608 W. Lamar, McKinney, Texas 75069,
Arrangements are under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral
Clara Eaton, 63, of McKinney, passed away on Dec. 16, 2002, at her
home. She was born on Sept. 19, 1939, to R.T. and Mary Will (Stone) Craig
in Jacksonville, Texas. On March 14, 1959, she married L.B. Eaton in McKinney.
She graduated from McKinney High School in 1957. She was a homemaker and
a member of the Methodist faith.
She is survived by her husband, L.B. Eaton of McKinney; sons Jeff Eaton
of McKinney, Kyle Eaton and wife Margaret of Prosper; grandchildren Bryant
and Amanda Eaton both of Prosper; mother Mary Will Craig of McKinney; sisters
Sue Sander of Nevada and Mary Massey of Rowlett; mother-in-law Eva C. Eaton
of Plano; sister-in-law Betty Eaton of Plano; and numerous nieces, nephews
and loving relatives.
Her father, R.T. Craig, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Dec. 19, 2002, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Rev. Chris Yost and Rev. Kathy McLean-Davis officiating. Interment
will follow at Rowlett Cemetery in Plano. Visitation will be held from
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Collin County,
2414 W. University Ste. 200, McKinney, TX 75070.
Nettie M. Payne
Nettie M. Payne, 102, of Terrell, Texas passed away Jan. 16, 2003 at
the Medical Center of Terrell. She was born Dec. 21, 1900 to Bob and Mary
Jane (Shannon) Moorehead in Wylie, Texas. She was married to Isaac P. Payne.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church, McKinney.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Helen Pilcher and husband, Hoyt
of Phoenix, Ariz.; son, Billy P. Payne and wife, Patricia of Terrell; grandchildren,
Pam Kelly and husband, Terry, and Sharon Wilson all of Ariz., Mike Payne
and wife, Rose and Debi Flowers and husband, Robert all of Texas; nine
great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Isaac Payne; three
brothers; and five sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Jan. 18 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Pastor Rod Corner officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview
George Thomas Blackwell
George Thomas Blackwell, 88, of McKinney passed away April 4, 2003,
in McKinney. He was born Sept. 27, 1914, to Leo and Dolly (Bowman) Blackwell.
He married Fay Watson on March 21, 1942, in Plano. He was a mail carrier
and was of the Church of Christ faith. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps
and was a veteran of WWII.
He is survived by his wife, Fay Blackwell; sons Michael Blackwell of
Denison and Reggie Blackwell and wife Anita of Cheyenne, Okla.; daughter
Brenda Brinsfield and husband Sol of Elgin, Texas; sisters Fannie Grindle,
Leona Anderson and Bertha Sullens all of Dahlonega, Ga.; brothers Carl
Blackwell of Dahlonega and Robert Blackwell of Atlanta, Ga.; seven grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Tom Gaumer officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview
Hazel Wilson, 90, passed away April 7, 2003 at the Presbyterian Hospital
in Greenville. She was born Dec. 31, 1912 to Vird Vance Kerley and Emma
Hannah Kerley in Blue Ridge. She married Woodrow Wilson on Nov. 1, 1936
in Melissa. She worked for Kelly Lee Clothing Co. and was a member of the
Blue Ridge Church of Christ.
She is survived by daughter Sharon Box and husband Noel of Blue Ridge;
son Dwight Wilson of Blue Ridge; sisters Loma McGuffey of Blue Ridge and
Lola Chapman of Dallas; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Wilson.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. April 10 at Stoney Point Cemetery
in Valdasta, Texas. Interment will follow at Stoney Point Cemetery.
Visitation will be held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 9 at Hurst’s Fielder-Baker
in Blue Ridge.
Lois Tucker Scalf
Lois Tucker Scalf, 90, passed away April 6, 2003 in Grapevine. She
was born May 21, 1912.
She will be missed by her loving family and all who knew her: daughters
Barbara Hunt and husband Bobby of Grand Prairie and Donna Kelly and Husband
Ken of Richland Hills; brother Gailen Tucker of Smithville, Okla.; grandchildren
Richard Hunt, Janet Hunt, Wayne Brogdon, Charles Brogdon, Jr. and Donna
Gorman; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Wilbur C. Scalf.
Graveside services will be held 12 p.m. April 9 at Princeton Cemetery.
Hubert Loyd Kissinger
Hubert Loyd Kissinger, 79, of Pottsboro, passed away July 16, 2002,
in Bonham. He was born Oct. 15, 1922, in Van Alstyne to Lawrence and Etta
(Baccus) Kissinger. Hugh lived most of his life in Collin County and lived
in Rhea’s Mill before he left to serve his country. He served 3.5 years
in the U.S. Navy as a motor machinist 3rd class. While in the Navy, he
served in the Atlantic, was awarded the Victory Medal and the American
Campaign Medal. He received an honorable discharge in 1946. He married
his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Joyce Dickerson, in Rhea’s Mill on Dec. 19,
1946. He retired from Burden Brothers of Dallas in 1983 after 25 years
of service. While working for Burden Brothers, he was the first of three
men who were taught certifocus air-conditioning. In the late 1960’s, he
built Cruiser Craft boats and placed 3rd in a boat race on the Mississippi
River. Hugh was a Mason 518 Blue Lodge AF and AM of McKinney since 1968,
and a 33rd degree Mason in the Scottish Rite Shrine Hella Temple of Dallas
since 1969. Hugh attended Cliff Temple Baptist Church of Dallas where he
served as a deacon. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church of
McKinney and since 1997, was a member of Georgetown Baptist Church in Pottsboro.
He loved serving his Lord and Savior throughout the years. Hugh’s favorite
pasttime was hunting, fishing and enjoying God’s great outdoors. He was
known by all for his gentle, quiet spirit, and his ever-present smile was
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Joyce Kissinger of Pottsboro; daughters
and their spouses, Linda and Chuck Rankin of Plano, Deborah and Mike Reyno
of Weston, and Cynthia and Charles Hendricks of Houston; Papaw’s grandchildren,
Stephen Loyd Barnett, Katie Hendricks, Christine Rankin, Rocky Rankin,
Brian Hendricks, Collin Rankin and Samantha Hendricks; his favorite great-grandchildren,
Zoie and Zane Barnett; brother, Leo Kissinger of Hemphill, Texas; sisters,
Jean Flynn and her husband, Johnny of Athens, Texas, and Louise Nixon and
her husband, Charles of McKinney; sisters-in-law, Dollie Kissinger of Dallas,
and Rose Kissinger of Shreveport, La.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Etta Kissinger,
and his brother, Talmage Kissinger.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Those who love
Jesus know they will see Hugh again.
We will celebrate his life with a service at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday, with Rev. Mike Butler officiating. Interment
will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Family visitation will be from
7-9 p.m. Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral home.
Peggy N. Caughlan
Peggy N. Caughlan, 72, of Leonard passed away Nov. 8, 2002 at her home
after a long, courageous battle with colon cancer. She was born Sept. 13,
1930 in Pleasanton to Ralph Payte and Ina (Ford) Smith. She married Charles
Kendall Caughlan on Sept. 10, 1949 in San Antonio. She was a teacher and
of the Catholic faith.
She is survived by her sons Michael Caughlan of Anna, Larry Caughlan
of Leonard, Chuck Caughlan of Murphy, Mark Caughlan of Greenville and John
Caughlan of Celina; daughters Ina Terry of McKinney, Kim Triplett of New
Mexico and Suzy Sherman of Austin; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren;
brother Ralph Smith of McKinney and numerous loving friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1999.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at St. Elizabeth’s
Catholic Church in Bonham with Deacon Joe Cullings and Deacon Bill Bestte
officiating. There will be a committal service at 4 p.m. Saturday at Ridgeview
Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Don Conner, 40, of McKinney passed away Nov. 11, 2002 in Dallas. He
was born Dec. 20, 1961 in Henrietta, Texas to Fred D. and Elaine (Callaway)
Conner. He was a real estate broker and of the Methodist faith.
He is survived by his parents, Fred and Elaine Conner of McKinney;
brother Paul Dale Conner and wife Patricia of Plano; nieces Jennifer Loretta
Conner and Melissa Ann Conner and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel with Rev. Chris Yost officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview
Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Truett Glynn “Hoot” Gibson
Truett Glynn “Hoot” Gibson of McKinney passed away Dec. 14, 2002 in
Copeville, Texas. He was born in Hillsboro, Texas on Feb. 7, 1933 to Mayfield
and Maude Gibson.
He met his wife Jackie of Weatherford, Texas in 1948 and the two were
married July 15, 1950 at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Dallas.
He was employed with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and began
in the Dallas office Dec. 1949 and transferred years later to the McKinney
office in 1978 after moving to Princeton. He retired from Southwestern
Bell in 1984 and started his own telephone business in McKinney in 1985.
He also was devoted to the youth and adults of the Garland Girls Softball
Association and served as Softball and Umpire Commissioner for 15-plus
years, along with being a coach until the late 1980’s.
He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.
He is survived by brother Troy M. Gibson of Garland; children Glynnda
Bryson of Rowlett, Cindy Timbrell of Sachse, Steven Gibson of Balch Springs,
Texas and Becky Bernardi of Copeville; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 17
at North Baptist Church, 401 W. Erwin, McKinney. The funeral service will
be held at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Sachse, 2412 Third Street, Sachse.
Rev. Clinton Bratcher will officiate, with burial to follow at Restland
Memorial Park, Restland Road, Dallas.
Joseph Cooper, 95, of McKinney, formally of Temple, passed away on
Dec. 13, 2002 in McKinney. He was born Jan. 12, 1907 near Troy, Texas to
the late William I. Cooper and Varia Irene Aycock Cooper. He was a 1924
graduate of Temple High School and attended Texas A&M University. He
married Mildred Kathrine Fiedler May 12, 1934 in Temple. He was employed
with the U.S. Department of Agriculture SCS in Farmersville, Kaufman, Floresville,
Schulenburg, Yoakum, Youngtown, Bridgeport, McKinney and Fort Worth.
He is survived by sons William J. Cooper and wife Marie Louise of San
Antonio, Robert J. Cooper and wife Dawn of McKinney, James I. Cooper and
wife Janice of San Antonio; daughter Martha Jo Turner of Nashville, Tenn.;
sister Jessie Mae Hobbs and husband John of Temple; eight grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 16 at Harper-Talasek
Funeral Home of Temple. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Dec.
17 at Hillcrest Cemetery with Rev. LaVelle Haynes officiating.
The family requests that memorials be made to the charity of your choice.
Michelle Lee Williams
Michelle Lee Williams, 28, passed away Dec. 15, 2002 in Dallas.
Services will be held Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church
in Celina with Dr. Raymond Horne officiating. Interment will follow at
Whitewright Cemetery in Whitewright, Texas. Visitation will be at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
Chapel in Celina, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 18.
Nancy Elizabeth Bingham
Nancy Elizabeth Bingham, 39, of McKinney passed away April 5, 2003
at her home.
She is survived by her daughters, Melissa Marak of Irving, Megan Eckenroed
and Kristina Lab, both of Van Alstyne; mother Sharen Wright and step-father
Bernie of Van Alstyne; father Jack David Bingham of Norman, Okla.; sister
Laura Trethaway of Lucus; brother Tim Bingham of Gordonville, Penn. and
grandchild Alesis Velasquez of Irving.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, at Grace Place Baptist
Church in Oklahoma City, with Robbie Robertson officiating. Interment will
follow at Sunset Memorial in Oklahoma City.
Visitation with the family will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday
at Flesher Funeral Home in Van Alstyne.
Mary Anita Lovetere
Mary Anita Lovetere (nee Bambridge), 73, passed away Nov. 12, 2002
in McKinney after a long brave battle with dementia.
She was born Oct. 23, 1929 in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England. She
met John Philip Lovetere, then on duty with the USAF in 1951 and immigrated
to the USA in 1952 where they were married on her birthday. They lived
in Warrenville, Berwyn, Chicago, Buffalo Grove and Wheeling, all in Illinois,
for their idyllic 50-year marriage. They moved to McKinney in 1994 to be
nearer to their two daughters and their families.
Before her marriage, she was graduated from Lincoln College and taught
in Peterborough and Wisbech.
She was the Librarian Clerk and Librarian at Oliver Wendell Holmes
Junior High School in Wheeling, Ill. in the 1960’s, 1970’s and until she
retired in the mid 1980’s. She was a longtime member and occasional president
of the Transatlantic Brides and Parents Association’s Club Camelot. She
was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church of McKinney. She was a Paul
Harris Fellow of the McKinney Rotary Club, and it was her inspired ideals
and lifetime of celebrating selfless behavior in friends and strangers
alike led to the establishment of the McKinney Rotary Good Samaritan Award.
She was a budding artist who never stopped budding, enjoying a lifetime
of drawing, ceramics and quilting.
Her parents, Harold and Hilda Bambridge, and her brother, Peter Bambridge,
all of England, preceded her in death.
Mary is survived by her devoted husband of 50 years, John Philip Lovetere
of McKinney, her daughter and son-in-law Jacy and Ioannis Sasaridis of
Austin, her daughter and son-in-law Vanessa and Tom Hirt of McKinney and
grandchildren Christine and Dino Sasaridis and Kathryn, Allison and Samatha
Hirt; brother-in-law John and Sheila Bambridge of Broadway, Worcestershire,
England, and brother and sister-in-law Robert Pauline Bambrige, and sister
and brother-in-law Judith and D. Charles Layton of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire,
During her illness, she was blessed to have the care of the staff at
Provident Long-term Care Facility in McKinney. The family would like to
extend its deepest appreciation to all of the Provident staff and especially
to Diane Jones and Mona Thornton. Her family would like to extend heartfelt
thanks to St. Peter’s Beverly Payne and Ren’s Hens for their loving friendship.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 2 p.m. Nov.
16 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 608 W. Lamar, McKinney. The family
suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Center for Alzheimer’s
and Related Dementias at UTSWMC, P.O. Box 910888, Dallas, Texas 75391-0888
or the charity of one’s choice.
Robert Morris Wheeler
Robert Morris Wheeler (Bob, Gramp) passed away peacefully on Nov. 5,
2002, at Victoria Gardens in Allen, Texas. He was born May 10, 1905, in
Joliet, Ill. He was a loving and committed husband, father, grandfather,
son, brother, friend and business leader.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at St. Gabriel Catholic
Community in McKinney. Father Gregory Kelly will be the celebrant.
Bob and Peg Wheeler of Sylvania, Ohio, Don and Mary Ann Wheeler of
Akron, Ohio, Peggy and David Kane of McKinney, Dorothy and Joe Sebrey of
Lafayette, Ind., and Pam and Ray Balewiez of Los Altos, Calif., survive
him. He leaves 19 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren. A dear sister,
Mary Bode of Raleigh, N.C., also survives him.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the National Parkinson
Foundation, Inc., 1501 N.W. 9th Ave., Bob Hope Road, Miami, Fla. 33136-1494.
Willie Mae Smiley
Willie Mae “Jake” Smiley, 84, of Mesquite, Texas, passed away Nov.
11, 2002, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 14, 2002, at Good Hope
Cemetery with Reverend Cliff Lester officiating. Visitation will be from
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Celina.