|Buddy Wolfe, Jr.
Buddy Wolfe, Jr., 40, a Data Base Administrator for AT&T Wireless,
died Sunday, April 1, 2001 at an Arlington hospital.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2001,
at Blessing Colonial Chapel in Mansfield. Burial will be private. Visitation
will be at 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Blessing Funeral
Home in Mansfield.
Born in Dallas on September 24, 1060, he was the son of Ira and Nola
Toombs Wolfe. He was baptized in 1970 and was a veteran of the United States
Army. He married Karen A. Schneider in Saginaw, Texas on January 18, 1992,
Survivors are his wife, Karen Wolfe of Mansfield; daughters, Brandy
and Misty Wolfe of Everman and Brenda Lueck of Mansfield; parents, Ira
and Nola Wolfe of Grand Prairie; brother, David Wolfe of Quinlan, Texas;
sisters, Cindy Mahan of Lansdale, Arkansas and Jean Atchley of Fairfax,
Virginia; and many nieces, nephews and cousins who loved him very dearly.
Douglas Gene McCray
Memorial services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 2, 2001, at
St. Paul's United Methodist Church, for Douglas Gene McCray, 47, of Duncan,
Oklahoma. Rev. Ginny Hathaway conducted the service.
He died Saturday, March 31, 2001 in an Oklahoma City Hospital.
The son of Carlton and Alma McBride McCray, he was born January 9,
1954 in Sherman. He married Holly Dawn Slater July 4, 1975 in Blue Ridge,
He was active with the Red River Chapter of the American Red Cross,
Duncan Breakfast Optimist Club and Marlow Band Parents Association, and
was a member of St. Paul's Methodist Church.
Survivors are his wife, Holly McCray of Duncan; daughter, Ginger Jean
McCray of Duncan; father, Carlton McCray of Sadler; 4 brothers and families,
Dana, Johnny, Dennis, and Dale McCray, of the North Texas area; numerous
nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother and older brother, Donald McCray.
Emma Clara Branch
Emma Clara Branch, 89, of Whitesboro, died April 1, 2001 at Wilson
N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman. Funeral services were held at 10:30
a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at Clement-Keel Chapel in Gainesville with
Reverend Lynn Hitt Houston, Baptist minister, and Boyd Ray Branch conducting
the service. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.
The daughter of James Albert and Eula Lee Sumpter Lowe, she was born
November 24, 1911 at Jacksboro, Texas. She married Ira Levi Branch January
She was a charter member of Clement Street Missionary Baptist Church
and an accomplished seamstress. She had worked at Westway, and later for
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Betty Sue and R.C. Johnson
of Whitesboro; grandson, Monte Johnson of Houston; 4 great-grandchildren;
1 great-great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews; 5 sisters-in-law
and 1 brother-in-law.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Levi Branch, in 1977.
Joe Bailey Turner, Jr.
Joe Bailey Turner, Jr., a resident of his Turner Farm in Grayson County,
born September 20, 1927 in McKinney, Texas, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001
at Texoma Medical Center in Denison after a brief battle with cancer.
Following his graduation from Frisco High School and serving in the
U.S. Army, he earned his business degree from Southern Methodist University.
He was associated in Dallas with the Corrigan-Jordan family real estate
businesses for forty years.
He was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church, serving
often on building and finance committees. He co-founded the Retina Foundation
of the southwest and the Collinsville ISD Education Scholarship Foundation;
and served on the boards of the Retina Foundation, the Texoma Medical Center
Foundation and was president of the Dallas Big Brothers. A director of
the American Quarter Horse Association, he was a founder and president
of the Texas Quarter Horse Association Foundation, Heritage Center.
After retiring from his business interests in Dallas in 1989, he concentrated
his activities in the quarter horse business and other farming and ranching
Survivors are his wife of 53 years, Norma Ann Turner; three daughters
and their husbands, Cynthia Ann and Curtis Ripley of Los Angeles, Cathy
Jo and Ronnie Weems of Whitesboro, and Sally and Robert Hastings of Wichita
Falls; 6 grandchildren, Virginia and Austin Ripley, Jamie and Jon Weems,
and Ian and Kyle Bradburn; a brother, John Milton Turner, his wife, Linda,
and their daughter, Jessica Marie.
A memorial service was held on March 31, 2001 at 4:00 p.m. at Turrentine
Jackson Morrow Funeral Home, U.S. 75, Exit 38, Ridgeview Drive, in McKinney.
Memorial gifts may be made to the American Quarter Horse Association
Foundation, Joe B. Turner, Jr. Scholarship Fund (806) 376-4811, The Retina
Foundation of the Southwest (214) 363-3911, or the Texoma Medical Center
Foundation (903) 416-4147.
Virginia E. McHorse
Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 29, 2001 in Coleman,
Texas for Virginia E. McHorse who died Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at Wilson
N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman.
Born February 24,1920, in Mineola, Texas, she was the daughter of William
C. and Mable H. Nix. She married R.B. McHorse on January 1, 1940
in Springtown, Texas. They resided in Coleman until December of 1997 when
they moved to Whitesboro, where she was a resident of Whitesboro Nursing
She is survived by her husband, R.B. McHorse of Whitesboro; daughter
and son-in-law, Judy and Earl Sanges of Whitesboro; son and daughter-in-law,
Michael and Elaine McHorse of Gainesville; 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, William M. McHorse.
She was the most generous, kind, and caring person and will be missed
by all who knew and loved her.
Dorothy M. Porter Lunceford
Dorothy M. Porter Lunceford, age 80, of Round Rock died Monday, April
Dorothy was born on October 18, 1920, in Centerville, Iowa. Her
parents were John and Margaret Porter.
Dorothy married George Lambert in December 1946 in Santa Fe, NM.
Identical twin daughters were born in March 1949: Linda (Penny) Finuf,
an RN Nurse Consultant at the Texas Dept. of Health and Glenda Joiner,
an Office Manager for Refugee Services of North Texas, Inc.
Dorothy married Raymond Lunceford in August 1969 in Wichita Falls,
She joined the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps in April 1943, serving
until August 1947 in the Signal Corp. Dorothy was stationed in Buna,
New Guinea during World War II. She was a homemaker, Camp Fire Girl's
Leader, proof reader at the Sherman Democrat, and a civil service employee
at Shepherd Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Dorothy was very patriotic, and a member of the VFW. She was
a charter member of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial
which was dedicated in 1997 at Arlington Cemetery on Dorothy's birthday.
Dorothy was also a charter member of Women in the Arts.
She is survived by her twin daughters, Linda "Penny" Finuf and her
husband B. Dennis of Austin and Glenda Pauline Joiner of Terrell; grandchildren,
Daniel Patrick Joiner and his wife Jennifer of Terrell, Susannah Ruth Ballew
of Carrollton, Bryna Marie Boehle and her husband Chuck of Austin, Maggie
Jon Schepok and her husband Phillip of Mesquite, and Bryan Reed Herndon
of Austin; and great-grandson, Steven Trey Ballew of Mesquite.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM on Wednesday,
April 4th at the funeral home. Services will be held at 10:00 AM
on Thursday, April 5, 2001 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home with Rev. Richard
Dahlke officiating. Graveside services will be at 11:45 AM on Friday
at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.
Memorial contributions may be made to Women in Military Service for
America Memorial, 5510 Columbia Park, Ste 302, Arlington, VA 22204 or the
Trinity Lutheran Home in Round Rock.
Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar, (512)
Ercell Burnell Howard
Ercell Burnell Howard, 75, of Stanton, died on Friday, October 19,
2001 in a Midland hospital. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday,
October 22, 2001 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Walter Haynie, pastor
of Shepherd of the Hills Baptist Church in Nocona, officiating. Assisting
was Rev. David Harp, pastor of First Baptist Church in Stanton, Texas.
Interment was at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland. He was born September
12, 1926 in Chilicothe, Texas, and married Nita Notgrass on May 1, 1948
He was a collector of 800 plus rocking horses and was a past president
of the Martin County Farm Bureau and a member of the Martin County Sheriff's
Posse. He had also been a Little League Coach and Cub Scout leader.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Nita Howard of Stanton; one son and daughter-in-law,
David and Norma Howard of Follett; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and
Mike Haynie of Whitesboro and Lois and Leroy Scoggins of Stanton; 2 sisters,
Lena Holt of May and Pearl Smith of Loraine; 1 brother, W.T. Howard of
Grand Terrace, California; eleven grandchildren and 2 great-grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Curtis Howard and
Gordon Howard; and one grandson, Gene Howard.
Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.
Esmeralda Malig Winchester
Esmeralda Malig Winchester, 52, of Gordonville, died Wednesday, October
17, 2001, in Wilson N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 20, 2001,
at Huff Funeral Chapel in Whitesboro. Interment was in Allison Cemetery
in Grayson County under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.
Born October 6, 1949 in Angeles City, Philippines, she was the daughter
of the late Domingo Malig, Sr., and Leonila Escoto Malig. She married Carroll
Winchester May 4, 1985 in Gordonville.
She was a member of the Catholic Church and a homemaker.
Survivors are her husband, Carroll Winchester of Gordonville; 1 son,
Michael Lansangan of San Francisco, California; 2 daughters, Melanie Moore
of Westchester, Pennsylvania, and Michelle Armstrong of Lewisville, Texas;
3 brothers, Rubin Malig of San Diego, California, Noel Malig of San Francisco,
and Domingo Malig, Jr., of Denton; 4 sisters, Crisanta Malig of San Francisco,
Veronica Wyatt of Valley View, Texas, Josephina Navarro of Angeles City,
Philippines, and Elisa Farmer of Whitesboro; and 1 grandchild.
Graveside services for Darlene Magee, 87, of Whitesboro, were held
at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2001 at Oakwood Cemetery. Interment
was in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.
She died Thursday, October 18, 2001, in Whitesboro Nursing Home.
Pallbearers were Mike Allen, John Moczygemba, Sonny Harris, Chuck Cox,
Charlie Cox, and Charlie Baum.
The daughter of the late David Lawrence Magee and Mary Buckles Magee,
she was born May 29, 1914 in Whitesboro.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Whitesboro, and was
a member of the Willing Workers Sunday School Class. A retired beauty instructor
with D'Lynn's Beauty College, she retired in 1975. She was also a member
of the National Hairdressers Cosmetology Association, and was a former
foster grandmother at the Denton State School for a number of years.
Survivors are two cousins, Sterling Powell of Rockwall, Texas and Jane
Buckles of Whitesboro.
Bobby Joe Aubrey
Private graveside services are pending for Bobby Joe Aubrey, 26, who
died Thursday, October 3, 2002, at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman.
Burial will be in Callisburg Cemetery.
Mr. Aubrey was born April 24, 1976 in Korea. He came to live
with his mother, Donna Sue Cornejo, at the age of 7. He loved music
and loved to sing. For a number of years he was a student at the
School for the Blind in Austin, Tex. He then lived with his family
in Saint Jo until the death of his mother. Following that he then resided
at the Sherman Habilitation Center.
Mr. Aubrey is survived by two brothers; Domonique Cornejo of Callisburg
and Eric Cornejo of Saint Jo; grandparents George and Margaret Watson of
Callisburg; an aunt, Kathleen Cravens of Callisburg, aunt and uncle, Christine
and Ben Hutchins of Saint Jo; and cousins Rachel and Kevin Cravens of Callisburg.
He was preceeded in death by his mother, Donna Sue Cornejo in December,
Geo. J. Carroll and Sons Furneral Home is in charge.
Betty Kay Shelton
Betty Kay Shelton, 57, of Pilot Point, died Friday, October 4, 2002,
at her home in Pilot Point.
She was born September 18, 1945, in San Antonio to John and Hazel Shelton.
She was a member of the Nazarene Church in Pilot Point.
Survivors include three sons, Billy Ray Smith of Whitesboro, Thomas
Wayne Smith of Pilot Point, and Gary Edmond Smith of Houston; one daughter
Christina Kay Garza of Collinsville; five brothers, Robert Shelton of Chicago,
Illinois, John Shelton of Rush Springs, Oklahoma, Donald Shelton of Lewisville,
Texas, Ronald Shelton and David Shelton, both of Denton; two sisters, Billie
Fay McBride of Canton, Texas and Sheryl Cravens of Collinsville; and eight
grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, John
and Hazel Shelton and one grandson, Justin Ray Smith.
Services were held Monday, October 7 at the Nazarene Church in Pilot
Point. Slay Memorial Funeral Center in Aubrey was in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services were held for Claudyne Cartwright, 73 year-old Sherwood
Shores resident, Monday, October 7, 2002 at Huff Funeral Chapel. James
Underwood conducted the service. Interment was in Kendall Chapel Cemetery
under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.
She died Friday, October 4, 2002 in Wilson N. Jones Hospital, following
a lengthy illness.
Born August 29, 1929 in Dallas County, Texas, she was the daughter
of the late Walter and Claudia Hodges. She married William G. (Bill) Cartwright
on June 1, 1948 in Dallas. She was a member of Eastside Church of Christ
Survivors are her husband, William (Bill) Cartwright of Sherwood Shores;
son, William Glenn Cartwright Jr., of Gilbert, Arizona; daughters, Sandra
Gertrude Elliott of Dyer, Tennessee, and Darla Jane Becher of Cypress,
Texas; brother, Melford Hodges of Aubrey, Texas; sisters, Pauline Ledbetter
of Fort Collins, Colorado, and Charlene Emmons of Irving, Texas; four grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.
Pauline “Mickey” Funk
Funeral services for Pauline “Mickey” Funk, 89 year-old former Whitesboro
resident, were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 6, 2002 at Huff Funeral Chapel
in Whitesboro. Bill Taplin conducted the service. Graveside services were
held Monday, October 7, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at Eastland Cemetery in Eastland,
Texas under the direction of Huff Funeral Home, with Jodie Boren officiating.
She died Friday, October 4, 2002 in Hilltop Haven in Gunter.
The daughter of the late Otis Albert Pickett and Minnie May Payne Pickett,
she was born August 12, 1913 in Paris, Texas. She married Julius Elmo “Pete”
Funk July 13, 1935 in Eastland. He preceded her in death April 7, 2001.
She was a second grade school teacher at Jim Ned School in Lawn, Texas
for 21 years.
She was a member of North Union Street Church of Christ in Whitesboro.
Survivors are a daughter and son-in-law, Julia “Judy” Burrow, and husband,
A.L. Burrow of Sherman; son and daughter-in-law, Neal Funk and wife, Millann
of Atlanta, Georgia; two sisters, Dot Rucker and Berta Fields, both of
Abilene, Texas; five grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.E. “Pete” Funk; grandson,
Michael Burrow; parents, Albert and Minnie Pickett; and two sisters, Margaret
Crossland and Mary Pittman.
Memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation.
Hassie A. Ramsey
Funeral services for Hassie A. Ramsey, 95, of Collinsville, were held
at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 2, 2002, at First Baptist Church of Collinsville.
Rev. Jerry Davis and Rev. Harold Watson officiated. Interment was in Collinsville
Cemetery under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.
She died Thursday, November 28, 2002 in Wilson N. Jones Medical Center
Pallbearers were Richard Ramsey, Marcus Terry, Scott Terry, Tommy Brock,
Jerry Armstrong, Jimmy Armstrong, and Larry Carney.
Born in Arkansas September 8, 1907, she was the daughter of the late
Thomas S. Brock and Rosie J. Steward Brock. She married J.Z. Ramsey March
20, 1925 in Hagerman, Texas. He preceded her in death. A member of First
Baptist Church in Collinsville, she was a homemaker.
Survivors are a daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Ralph Terry, Southmayd,
Texas; two sisters, Artha Williams, Marlow, Oklahoma, and Pauline Armstrong,
Collinsville; sister-in-law, Mary Ramsey, Houston, Texas; five grandchildren;
and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Eura Cook; brother, Floyd Brock;
son, Morris D. Ramsey; and granddaughter, Donna Jaye Terry.
Charles Austin Light
Private services were held Wednesday, November 27, 2002, for Charles
Austin Light, stillborn infant son of Marla Willoughby Light and Carey
Light of Sherman.
Interment was in Collinsville Cemetery under the direction of Huff
He is survived by parents, Marla and Carey Light; grandparents, Opal
Wilcher Lamkins, Westminister, Colorado, Marion Edward Willoughby, Reno,
Nevada, and Charles and Lou Light, Ethel.
Graveside services were held for 77-year-old Whitesboro resident, Ruthie
Donaldson, Tuesday, December 3, 2002, at 10:00 a.m. at Bethesda Cemetery,
south of Burleson, Texas with Rev. Jerry P. Galloway officiating. Interment
was in Bethesda Cemetery under the direction of Huff Funeral Home.
She died Friday, November 29, 2002 in Wilson N. Jones Medical Center
The daughter of the late Albert Adolph Pfaff and Myrtle Bean Pfaff,
she was born July 15, 1925 at Eagan, Texas. She married Richard Morrow
Donaldson, Sr., in Dallas. He preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors are two sons, Dr. Richard M. Donaldson, Jr., San Diego, California,
and Darrell Keith Donaldson, Dallas; two daughters, Rhonda Lee Donaldson,
Whitesboro, and Norita Gunter, McKinney, Texas; one sister, Marie Thompson,
Fort Worth; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a daughter, Ruthie Ann
Memorial services will be held Saturday, December 7, 2002, at 11:00
a.m. at Huff Funeral Chapel in Whitesboro, for Ruth Goodin, 93-year-old
Collinsville resident. Rev. Joe Patterson will conduct the service.
She died Sunday, December 1, 2002 at her residence.
The daughter of the late Walter Williams and Sarah Ratliff Williams,
she was born June 25, 1909 in Gainesville. She married Odis E. Goodin in
1926 in Gainesville. He preceded her in death February 13, 1966.
A member of Central Baptist Church in Whitesboro, she was a homemaker.
Survivors are a daughter, Patsy Adams, Collinsville; two sons, Odis
E. Goodin, Laughlin, Nevada, Billy Goodin, Winston, Oregon; eighteen grandchildren;
numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two daughters, Christine
Skurlock in 1976, in Salem, Oregon, Dorothy Lawson in 1964, in Big Spring,
Texas; one son, Charles Goodin in 1992, in Collinsville.
Earnest Ray “Jack” Moore
Funeral services were held for 78-year-old Whitesboro resident, Earnest
Ray “Jack” Moore at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 29, 2002 at Huff Funeral
Chapel in Whitesboro. Rev. Dan H. Carroll conducted the service. Interment
was in Laurel Oaks Memorial Park in Mesquite, Texas at 3:00 p.m., under
the direction of Huff Funeral Home.
He died Tuesday, November 26, 2002 in Wilson N. Jones North Campus,
following a lengthy illness.
Born February 26, 1924 in Mesquite, he was the son of the late Grover
Cleveland Moore and Dollie Bodine Moore. He married Claudie C. Cunningham
on April 20, 1996 in Grapevine, Texas.
He was an electrical contractor in the Dallas area for 35 years, and
raised Beefmaster cattle for many years. He moved to Whitesboro and worked
for the City as Building Inspector for over 10 years, retiring in December
1997. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Whitesboro.
Survivors are his wife, Claudia Cunningham Moore of Whitesboro; 4 sons
and daughters-in-law, Mike and Suzanne Moore, Banning, California, Russell
(Rusty) and Rene Moore, Richard and Linda Tucker, Mandaville, Louisiana,
Ronnie and Susan Tucker, Mims, Florida; 1 daughter and son-in-law, Marty
and Bill McCrary, Houston, Texas; and grandchildren, Ami and Ryan Bosley,
Mesquite, Rachel Moore, Flower Mound, Texas, Teri Perez, Fort Worth, Matthew
and Cody Moore, Flower Mound, Todd Staley, Atlanta, Georgia.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, J.W. Moore and
Roy Moore; two sisters, Corinne McMullin and Aline Moore; and daughter,
Connie Moore Morris.
Pallbearers were Don Zielke, Ronny Gannon, Vernon Mangel, Ryan Bosley,
Todd Staley, Hank Hillin.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Charles Bryant Britt
Funeral services for Charles Bryant Britt, 73, were held Monday, December
2, 2002, at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Collinsville. Rev. Jerry
Davis conducted the service. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, southwest
of Collinsville, under the direction of Huff Funeral Home in Whitesboro.
Death occurred Friday, November 29, 2002 at his residence in Collinsville.
Pallbearers were grandchildren; and Masonic pallbearers: Judge Horace
Groff, John Ramsey, Jeff Schneider, Leroy Fischer, Bill Burton and Melvin
Born April 14, 1929 in Electra, Texas, he was the son of the late Otha
Britt and Gracie Barrett Britt. He married Jimmie Nell Johnson April 3,
1951 in Tioga. He was a retired postmaster at Collinsville, Past Master
of Hiram Lodge #433 AF&AM; member of York Rite Bodies of Masonry; Member
of Scottish Rite Bodies of Masonry; Hella Temple Shrine, Dallas; Appendent
Bodies of Masonry; Past Patron Collinsville Chapter No. 674 OES; Dual member
of Carpenters CH #183 OES, Sherman.
He was a member of First Baptist Church, Collinsville.
Survivors are: his wife, Jimmie Britt, Collinsville; two sons and daughters-in-law,
Don and Doris Britt, Denton, Texas, and Jerry and Chris Britt, Howe, Texas;
two daughters and sons-in-law, Malinda and Phil Williams , and Debra and
Randy Clark, all of Sherman; two brothers, Richard “Tutter” and Gailya
Britt, Eastland, Texas, and Jimmie M. and Diana Britt, Grand Prairie, Texas;
one sister, Zula Jolly, Vernon, Texas; ten grandchildren: Christopher and
Megan Britt, Denton, Amanda Britt, Denison, Danielle Nicholson, Howe, Nicholas
Williams, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Heather Williams, Sherman, Malissa and
husband, Brad Earnhart, Sherman, Jordan, Jared, and Rebecca Clark, Sherman;
and one great-grandchild, Holden Wheeler, Howe.
Memorials may be made to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
or Hiram Lodge #433 AF&AM.