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Charles W. Wolfe
Charles W. Wolfe, 80, of Wylie, passed away Jan. 9, 2003 in Plano. He was born Oct. 5, 1922, in Wylie to Charles Hobert and Thelma Beatrice (Smith) Wolfe. He was a farmer and a member of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his former wife, Lummie Mae Wolfe, of Wylie; brothers, Elbert H. Wolfe, and Bobby Wolfe, both of Farmersville; sister, Mary Elizabeth Brooks of Fort Worth; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Jim Elridge officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Grove Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Montess McCrary Lair
Montess McCrary Lair, 90, of McKinney, passed away March 19, 2003 in McKinney. She was born May 28, 1912 in Cullman County, Ala. to Elbert and Jewel (Noles) McCrary. She married William Dixon Lair on March 19, 1933, in Anna. She retired as a clerk for Collin County and was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her sons, Raleigh R. Lair of San Antonio, Billy M. Lair and wife Hattie of McKinney, Dan D. Lair and wife Dee of Allen, Richard J. Lair and wife Beverly of Greenville, and Alan V. Lair and wife Vickie of Fairborn, Ohio; daughters,Marijewel Dickerson and husband Roy of Anna and Kathy J. Lair of Tucson, Ariz.; sister Jauniece Kinney of Allen and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon March 22 in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Robert Helsley officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Mary Elizabeth Derrington
Mary Elizabeth Derrington, 85, of Plano, passed away on March 18, 2003 in Round Rock, Texas. She was born on Jan. 17, 1918 to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Stewart in Portland, Ore. On Nov. 17, 1952, she married Robert Joseph Derrington. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her sons, Roy Derrington of Princeton and Steve Derrington and wife Sharon of Pflugerville, Texas; grandchildren Lauren Elizabeth, Jonathan Allen and Courtney Derrington.
Her husband, Robert Derrington preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. March 22 at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel. 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.

Hugh Leslie Waldrum, II
Hugh Leslie Waldrum, II, 55, of Fairview, Texas, passed away March 18, 2003, in Plano. He was born April 23, 1947, in El Paso to Hugh and Veranell (Hartsfield) Waldrum. He grew up in Odessa, Texas and graduated from Permian Basin High School in 1965. He attended Odessa Junior College for 2 years where his father was Professor of Mathematics. He then enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Korea and Vietnam, where he was a medical technician until he was medically discharged after having been wounded in action.
Upon his return to the U.S., Hugh attended the University of Texas, in Austin, where he graduated with distinction, receiving his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Mathematics and Botany. During this time he married Ellen Baker on Oct. 1, 1971, and had a son, Hugh Leslie Waldrum, III.
After graduation, he served as a GC/MS analyst with the Texas Air Control Board and the Ecological Services Laboratory of Texas Instruments, Inc. In 1985, he became founder and CEO of Anachem, Inc., an Environmental Analytical Laboratory. After his wife, Cheryl Bonner, whom he married in 1985, and his family and friends, his passions were gun collecting, hunting, traveling and cooking. He was dearly loved by his nieces and The Divas. Hugh was a member of the Dallas Safari Club and the NRA.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Waldrum, and his son, Hugh Leslie Waldrum, III.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Veranell and Hugh Waldrum.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. March 21 in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Mrs. Jennifer Bonner and Mr. Alan Bonner officiating.
Donations may be made to the First Methodist Church, Idabel, Okla.

Tommie Jefferson
Tommie Jefferson was born Dec. 7, 1963 to Murphy D. Jefferson. Tommie accepted Christ at an early age and united to St. Paul CME church in Belcher, La. Tommie later moved to Texas and united in holy matrimony to Connie Rawlings Jefferson.
He leaves to cherish his memories his devoted wife Connie Jefferson; step-son Patrick Vasquez; mother Murphy D. Jefferson of Belcher; sisters Jackie Jefferson, of Monroe, La., Diane and Theresa Jefferson, of Belcher; nephews Travis and DeMario Jefferson; neices Rachel and Jasmine Jefferson; and a host of family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Moses Jefferson and grandmother, Katie B. Jefferson.
Funeral services will be held March 22 at 2 p.m. at Belew Funeral Home with Rev. Franklin D. Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Fitzugh Cemetery. The wake will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 21 at Belew Funeral Home.

Clovis Alvin Rutledge
Clovis Alvin Rutledge, 86, was born Oct. 12, 1916 and passed away March 17, 2003. Clovis was a retired furniture salesman. He worked until he was 83 and was an avid dog lover.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruth Rutledge, and sons Ronald Rutledge and his wife Leilani; Michael Rutledge and two daughters, Linda Vaughn and her husband Ronald Vaughn; Teresa Howe and her husband Thomas Howe; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brother J.C. Rutledge and wife Nahoma; sister Janelle Hogge and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Conway Rutledge. Services will beat 3:30 p.m. March 20 at Restland Wildwood Chapel. Interment to follow at Restland Memorial Park. Family received friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 19 at Restland Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163.

Willie Juanita Jagours
Willie Juanita Jagours, age 78, of McKinney, TX passed away on July 3, 2002. She was born on March 12, 1924 to Dee and Cecilia (Floyd) Thomas in Collin County, TX. On November 17, 1942, she married Rev. Edward Eugene Jagours in Collin County. She was a homemaker and a member of St. James CME and Hill Chapel CME.
She is survived by her children, Mary Smith and husband, James of East Dallas, Lillian Johnson and husband, Willie of McKinney, Evelyn Flores and Husband, Barney of McKinney, and John D. Jagours of McKinney; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; cousin, Evelyn Johnson; close friends, Maria Warren and Mary Wiggins.
She was preceded in death by her son Charles Edward Jagours; and her husband of over 50 years, Rev. Edward Eugene Jagours.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at St. James CME with Rev. Thomas Jagours officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m., Monday, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Carol Kruckeberg
Carol Kruckeberg, 20, of Anna, passed away July 6, 2002 at her home. She was born Dec. 24, 1941, in Farmington, Mo., to Harold McNew and Alta Marie (Cowley) Moore. She married Bruce Kruckeberg on Jan. 8, 1966, in Florissant, Mo. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Anna.
She is survived by her husband Bruce Kruckeberg of Anna; daughters Laurie Powell and husband Brent of Houston and Nikki Efurd and husband Steve of Plano; sons Colter Kruckeberg of San Marcos and Chace Kruckeberg of Anna; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. July 9 at the First Christian Church in Anna with Rev. Jeff Foster and Rev. Jack Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Directors.

Mildred Grace Munck
Mildred Grace Munck, 74, of McKinney passed away July 7, 2002 at her home. She was born July 13, 1927, in Queens, N.Y., to George and Mary (Hartnett) Read. She was a full-time grandmother and a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church. She was also a loving wife and mother.
She is survived by her son William A. Munck and daughter-in-law Suzanne and grandchildren Billy Munck, 9, and Garrett Munck, 4, all of McKinney.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 44 years, William Munck, Jr., a police officer and veteran.
Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. July 9 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetic Research Foundation, 9400 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1201, Dallas, Texas 75231.

Shirley Kincaid
Shirley Kincaid, 72, of Pottsboro passed away July 5, 2002 at the Texoma Medical Center. She was born August 8, 1929 in Richmond, Ill., to Rudy and Margerite Ainger Johnson. She married Richard Asa Kincaid on July 8, 1973 in Woodstock, Ill. She was a homemaker and a member of the Methodist faith.
She is survived by her sons Michael Pettit of Perryville, Md., and Jimmy Pettit of Tamms, Ill.; daughters Barbara Hanning of Pottsboro, Suzanne Masters of McKinney, Debra Doyle of Arlington, and Diane Smithson of Richardson; sisters Gladys Davis of Two Rivers, Wisc. and Jean Daily of Friendship, Wisc.; 15 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Leo Pettit, and her second husband, Richard Asa Kincaid.
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Moore Funeral Home in Denison, and interment will be at the River Valley Memorial Park in Elgin, Illinois.

Dominga Villa
Mrs. Dominga Villa, 82, of McKinney passed away on Oct. 29, 2002 in McKinney. She was born Aug. 24, 1920 in Beeville, Texas to Miguel and Petra (Garza) Medina. She married Daniel Villa on Aug. 5, 1940 in Alice, Texas. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Vida Abundancia Church of McKinney.
She is survived by her sons Juan Villa and wife Lupe of McKinney, Manuel Villa and wife Sylvia of Garland, and Daniel Villa Jr. and wife Alda of McKinney; daughters Rita Espinosa and husband Miguel and Minerva Rodriguez and husband Isidro both of McKinney; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters Blaza Hernandez of Houston, Louisa Galinda of Bryan, Juanita Hinojosa of Pleasant and Maria Chapa of Floydada, Texas and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband Daniel Villa, Sr.; parents; son Ruben Villa, Sr.; and five brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 31 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Arnulfo Alvarado officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Johnnie Aline Riddle
Johnnie Aline Riddle, 78, of McKinney passed away Dec. 2, 2002 at her home. She was born July 28, 1924 to James Ferrell and Josie E. (Cook) Langston in Valdesta, Texas, graduated from Priceton High School and was a life-long resident of Collin County. She married Kenneth W. Riddle on Jan. 29, 1949. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her seven children: James Honea of Coleman, Texas and his wife, Brenda; Don Riddle of Palmer Lake, Colo. and his wife, Janet; Diane Armstrong of Jacksonville, Ala. and her husband, Richard; John Riddle of McKinney and his wife, Kathi; Rebecca Varnado of Mesquite and her husband, Robert; Cindy Riddle of McKinney; Paul Riddle of Jacksonville, Ala.; and “honorary sons” Charley Cullins of Coleman, Texas and Thom Cole of Anniston, Ala.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brother Wayne Langston of Ivanhoe, Texas; sister Wanda Tacke of Cedar Hill, Texas; and uncle John Hoyt Langston of Grand Prairie.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth W. Riddle; her infant daughter, Armanda Riddle; parents, James F. and Josie Langston and one sister-in-law.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Bill Pierson officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Family visitation will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Odell Sep Smith
Odell Sep Smith of Portales, formerly of Rogers, passed away while visiting family members in McKinney, Texas on Dec. 2. The son of Oliver Columbus and Betty Smith, Odell was born in Bailey County, Texas on Oct. 21, 1913. While playing basketball at Rogers, he was a member of the State Championship team and held the New Mexico High School shot put record for over thirty years. After finding the love of his life, Odell married Una Harris of Rogers in 1934. They started farming and ranching, while establishing one of the first dairy parlors in the county. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Portales, an active member of the county serving on the Rogers and Dora School Boards, County Commissioner, Farm Bureau, Deputy Sheriff, Sheriff, a member of the Woodsmen of the World and Odd Fellow organizations. He served his community with passion, integrity, and possessed a real love for helping people. His interests included sports, hunting, fishing, camping and family.
He survived by his wife, Una of Portales; brother Rex Smith of Farmington, N.M.; daughters and son-in-laws Laverne and Holt Irby of Garland, Texas, Louise Smith of McKinney, Doris and Gerald Devault of Lubbock; son and daughter-in-law Derrell and Jody Smith of Waco; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, four sisters and his son-in-law, Billy Ray Smith.
Pallbearers will be grandsons: Joe Irby of Garland, Billy Smith of Richardson, Jim Irby of Garland, Gregg Devault of Bartlett, Texas, Kendall Devault of Farwell, Texas, Chad Smith and Scott Smith of Waco.
Viewing and family visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Dec. 6, at Wheeler Mortuary in Portales. Services will be at 1 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the First Baptist Church of Portales, with Dr. Herbert Bergstrom and Dr. Philip Fike officiating. Burial will follow at the Portales Cemetery.

Elzie Abrams
Elzie Abrams, 83, passed away in Plano on Dec. 2, 2002. He was born Nov. 7, 1919.
He leaves to mourn Rosie Abrams (wife), Neva Booker, Jimmy Abrams, Russell Abrams, Mark Abrams, Beverly Fields, Gary Abrams, Karen Holmes, Bobbie Cole of McKinney, Denise Ellis, Glennis Vann of Plano, Kimberly Lemon of San Antonio, Jo Warner Freeman of Ft. Worth, Nora Burnett (sister) of Lawton, Okla., Linda Lincoln (sister) of Kansas City, Mo., 38 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren, three great- great-grandchildren, and a host of friends and relatives.
He was preceded in death by Arry Caldwell (mother), John Abrams (father), John Abrams Jr., Maggie Rutledge, Mossie Coleman, Eveline Ogles, Paula Abrams (wife), Lucille Abrams (daughter).
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 6 at Belew Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Jesse Owens officiating. Interment will follow at Ross Cemetery. For further information call 972-562-7788.

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.

Angel Garza
Angel Garza, 23, of McKinney passed away March 7, 2003, in McKinney. She was born April 21, 1979, in Dallas. She was a homemaker and was of the Catholic faith.
She is survived by her mother, Angelie Terry; brother Christopher Allen Smith; niece Ambroshia Reyna; grandmother Helen Hunsaker; great-grandmother Avis Bailey; uncles Tony Terry, Stacy Hunaker and Jimmy Millspaugh; father Freddy Garza; brother Michael Anthony; sister Clarrissa Garza; brothers Patrick Garza, Fred Garza, Jr. and Mario Garza; grandmother Marie S. Garza; grandfather Leo Garza; uncles Ramiro Garza, Lupe Garza, Ruben Garza, Robert Garza, Lionel Garza, Fernando Garza, Eddie Garza and Ray Garza; aunts Stella Garza, Tammy Garza; cousins Tiffany and Ben Ponse and family, Tammy and Matt Royal and family, Tricia Garza and family; Robert and Laura Garza and family and Ricky Garza and family; boyfriend Jesse Talvera; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her uncle, Cory Bailey; aunt Irma Blanco; great-grandma Garza; great-grandma Escamilla; and grandfather, Olan Bailey.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. A rosary will be 7 p.m. Monday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Patricia Ann Crouch
Patricia Ann Crouch, 54, of McKinney passed away March 9, 2003, in McKinney. She was born Jan. 21, 1949, in Lubbock to Dewitt Clinton and Mary Lucille (Nicks) Allen. She married Joe Marty Crouch on Nov. 9, 1973, in Clovis, N.M. She was an office manager at Skibell’s.
She is survived by her daughters, Shonda Musso and husband Mark of Dallas and Marann Norris and husband Chad of McKinney; mother Mary Lucille Allen of Lubbock; stepsons Marty Crouch of Shallowater, Texas, Robert Crouch of Harker Heights, Texas, and Danny Crouch of Valley Mills, Texas; grandchildren Leighton, Wesley, Bailey, Jeremy, Katherine, Kristen, Emily and Taylor; sisters Nell Shade of Frisco and Neva Rickard of Moore, Okla.; and brothers Nicky and Sidney Allen both of Lubbock.
She was preceded in death by her father and husband, Joe Crouch.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. John Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or National Kidney Foundation.

Robert Morris Wheeler
Bob was born in Joliet, Ill. on May 10, 1905. His father was a newspaper man and his job took him to several cities, so Bob grew up in several Ohio locations: Cincinnati (his favorite), Columbus and Cleveland. He married Margaret Montague and they had four children, Bob, Don, Peggy and Dorothy.
Margaret died in 1937 and Bob was devastated by the loss. He could not function until he attended a religous retreat and his strong Catholic faith sustained him. Bob remained an eligible batchelor for 14 years when he found another Margaret.
He followed in his father’s footsteps and worked in the newspaper business with stints at the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Akron Beacon Journal and the Detroit Free Press. He was the Classified Advertising Manager at the Akron Beacon Journal for 30 years, winning many national awards for advertising excellence.
His family essentially grew up in Cuyahoga Falls and Akron. He frequently gave instruction to Jack Knight (owner of Knight Ridder Newspapers) regarding direction of the publications. Jack repeatedly asked Bob to take on a role of greater responsibility, and Bob finally accepted the position of Director of Advertising at the Detroit Free Press, where he worked until retirement.
He was very active in family, church and civic activities. He became a graduate of the Dale Carnagie curriculum and became a popular after-dinner speaker in Akron. His talks were usually directed at imroving Akron as a place to work and play. He was a dapper dresser and was refered to as “Suits” Wheeler in the local newspaper.
Bob always loved the outdoors and “Dutch,” as the other children called him, often organized baseball games in his youth. He developed Pleurlsy and had to attend an outdoor school in Columbus, which he believed to cure him and contributed to his love of the outdoors. He had to take two trolleys to get to and from the school.
He would take his daughter and her friends ice skating at an Akron park near their home, where he managed to break his leg twice. (He must not have been a Brian Botoglio)
Bob began running long before it became popular. He would leave work at the Akron Beacon Journal and run at noon at Virginia Kendall Park. He was still jogging in his eighties before he began taking three brisk walks each day. He also followed the Canadian Air Force exercise routine well into his nineties. He was a ladies man as he was very close to his mother and was always respectful to women, tipping his hat as he passed. His early adult years were spent working in Cleveland during pre-Depression days when ballroom dancing was at its’ height with five large ballrooms along Euclid Avenue. He would dance every dance at children and grandchildren wedding receptions and was known to dance at every opportunity at Appletree Court. Bob Wheeler was known as one of the most enthusiastic, positive people on Earth. He was a diplomat, reader, sports enthusiast, gregarious, witty, cheerful and kind (but no, he was not a Boy Scout). He loved people, especially his family, and people loved him. He was known as Gramps to his 19 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren.
A memorial Mass will be held at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in McKinney. Arrangements are under the supervision of Sparkman Funeral Home.

Wilford Morrison
Wilford Morrison, 86, of Princeton, passed away Nov. 7, 2002, at North Central Medical Center of McKinney. Graveside funeral services will be held Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. at Princeton Cemetery. Family visitation will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The family is being served by Belew Funeral Home.

E. R. (Ray) Hartley
E.R. (Ray) Hartley, 85, of McKinney, died Nov. 7, 2002. Funeral arrangements are are pending with Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Directors.

William Hunter “Bubba” Flatt
William Hunter “Bubba” Flatt, 44, of Blue Ridge, Texas, passed away December 8, 2002, in Dallas. He was born on June 9, 1958, in McKinney to James Dewitt and Neca Mae (Riley) Flatt. He married Rita Kay “Gossett” Orsburn on July 17, 1992, in Oakridge, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army and was of the Pentecostal faith.
He is survived by his wife, Rita Flatt of Blue Ridge; daughters, Vickie Flatt of Del City, Oklahoma, and Francina Flatt of Princeton; step-children, Robert Orsburn of Oakridge, and Katie Orsburn of Valley View, Texas; grandchildren, Alexis Moncier, Jessie Moncier, Jana Orsburn, and Janis Orsburn; mother, Neca Flatt of Blue Ridge; brother, James Robert Flatt of Trenton, Texas; sister, Patricia Mae Young of McKinney; grandmother, Ora Flatt of Winnsboro, Texas; grandparents, Maggie and Hunter Riley of Blue Ridge; and several other loving relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father; brother; and grandfather.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. December 11, 2002, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Lonnie Glen Murphy officiating. Interment will follow at Pecan Grove Cemetery. A rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and visitation will follow from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cook County Youth Center. 35 Hird, Gainesville, Texas 76240, or to the charity of your choice.

Kenneth Cole “Kacee” Powell
Kenneth Cole “Kacee” Powell, 58, of Powderly, Texas, died Dec. 9, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital in Paris, Texas.
Born Jan. 7, 1944, in Wheeler County, Texas, he was the son of Archie Cole and Dorothy Faye “Downs” Powell. He was raised in Wheeler County until moving to McKinney, where he worked as a police officer for 12 years. He then drove for Johnson & Johnson for seven years, then drove as an owner/operator for many years until recently, when he drove for D&J Trucking. He was fondly referred to as “Kacee” by his C.B. buddies.
He married Joyce Carter on Dec. 8, 1955 in Van Alstyne, Texas, and they moved to Powderly in 1996. He was a member of the Apostolic Tabernacle Church in Hugo, Okla.
His father preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Powell, of the home; four daughters, Lisa Mynear of White Deer, Texas, Carrie Earheart of Pampa, Texas, Sharmin Powell of Hugo, and Tanisha Waters of Houston; sister Arvella Goodrum of Georgetown, Texas; mother Dorothy Powell of Pampa; and nine grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Apostolic Tabernacle Church on Bearden Springs Road in Hugo, Oklahoma.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 11, 2002, at the Apostolic Tabernacle Church, Rev. Johnny Holley and Rev. Joey Waldrup officiating. Interment will follow at Pecan Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are under Mt. Olive Funeral Home in Hugo.

Tony R. Brown
Tony R. Brown, 36, of McKinney, passed away Jan. 7, 2003 south of Whitewright.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Smith Memorial Chapel in Denison. A subsequent visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday at St. Mark Baptist Church in McKinney.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman with Rev. Charles S. Wattley officiating.
Donations may be made to the Tony Brown Memorial Fund at any branch of Bank of America: Acct 479-796-5700.

Dezmond Christopher Raney
Dezmond Christopher Raney, born July 25, 1993, in McKinney, passed away suddenly Oct. 26, 2002, at the age of nine years. He was a student at Malvern Elementary School. He enjoyed many hobbies such as soccer and playing video games. He was also a proud big brother to Ethan.
He is survived by his parents Gus N. Raney and Christina Raney; brother Nathan Berrios; grandparents Ruby Berrios and Martin Hernandez, Domingo and Yolanda Berrios Sr.; aunts and uncles: Jessie Berrios, Paul Berrios, Domingo Berrios, Jr., Cynthia Berrios and Esmerelda Berrios; cousins: Jesse Berrios, Jr., Savanah Berrios, Paul Berrios, Jr. and Meranda Berrios. He is also survived by many friends and classmates at Malvern Elementary.
Services will be held 2:30 p.m. Oct. 30, 2002, at Belew Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor James Haynes officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Cemetery in Allen. Visitation with the family will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
A memorial fund has been established at Bank Texas in Dezmond’s name, sponsored by Malvern Elementary School.

Georgie M. Cozart
Georgie M. Cozart, 84, of Celina passed away Oct. 27, 2002, at her home. She was born March 27, 1918, in Tioga, Texas, to Ignac and Lillie (Sladovnik) Jezek. On August 16, 1936, she married William Thomas Cozart in Tioga. She was an assembler for Texas Instruments and of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her children Billie Vest of Euless, Texas, Tommy Cozart and wife Judy of Double Oak, Texas, and Janie Hamm and husband Donald of Celina; grandchildren Scott Vest, Susan Vest, Gina Hamm, Jeremy Cozart and Kim Richards; four great-grandchildren; and brother Dan Jezek of Manville, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Dub” Cozart.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 30, 2002, at First Baptist Church of Celina with Dr. Raymond Horne officiating. Interment will follow at Pilot Point Community Cemetery in Pilot Point, Texas. Visitation with the family will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Celina.

Estelle Sellers
Estelle Sellers, 93, of Blue Ridge, died Oct. 27, 2002, at McKinney Health Care Center in McKinney. She was born Nov. 13, 1908, in Blue Ridge to Jesse and Ardena Mulder McDonald. She married Arthur Sellers on Aug. 7, 1937, in Dallas.
She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Blue Ridge.
She is survived by her daughter Linda Mahan and husband Olyn of Blue Ridge; grandchildren Stacy Norton of Blue Ridge, Ardena Johnson of McKinney, Jeff Mahan of Corpus Christi; great-grandchildren Lucas, Molly and Jacob Norton of Blue Ridge; sisters Wilma McComick of Princeton, Jalaska Jones of Dallas, Imogene Terry of Dallas, Ova Bauer of Dallas; and brother Clyde McDonald of Blue Ridge.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Blue Ridge with Rev. Johnnie Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hurst’s Fielder-Baker Funeral Home in Blue Ridge.

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.


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