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Mrs. Geneva Mae McDavid, 81, of Plano, passed away suddenly on June 28, 1999 in Lakeland, Fla. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, where she was active in the Mission Society, deaconess, Usher and the Youth department. She was a faithful worker in the Galilee Griggs Memorial District Association.
Survivors include her daughters, Henrietta Levier, Elwina Terry and her husband, Rev. Charles Terry, Sandra Kay Gibson and her husband, Michael, Wilmeth and Dilbert Gooding; three sisters; one brother; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
The body can be viewed from noon to 5 p.m. at Cedar Crest in Plano and 6 to 8 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1310 Avenue "I", Plano. Family hour will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, 1999 at Shiloh Baptist Church. Pastor Isiah Joshua Jr. will officiate. Interment will follow in Restland Memorial Park's Garden of Love. 
Cedar Crest Cremation and Burial Center

Myrtle Gladys Mayfield, born Dec. 27, 1911, passed away June 29, 1999 at age 87. Myrtle was a Plano resident most of her life and graduated from Plano High School. She married Paul Mayfield on Oct. 13, 1928 and he preceded her in death in June 1973. She was baptized in White Rock Creek in 1927 and was a member of First Baptist Church, Plano and the Rebekka Lodge of Richardson. Myrtle was well known for her sewing ability and her green thumb. Her family meant more to her than diamonds or bars of gold and she showed no favorites. She was particuarly proud of the fact that her three sons, a son-in-law and a grandson were fire chiefs, fire marshalls and fire lieutenants in north Texas cities, stretching from Richardson to Seguine. Myrtle is also predeceased by her parents, Annie and Elrod Brinkley, son Lee Everette Mayfield, daughter Peggy Jo Shanks and son-in-law, James C. Shanks.
She is survived by her sons and their wives, Paul Wayne and Pat Mayfield of Pottsboro, Jackie Russell and Pat Mayfield of Cedar Hill and daughter in law Patsy Mayfield of Allen; 11 grandchildren and their spouses, Danny and Lana Mayfield, Terry and Terry Mayfield, Chuck and Sharolyn Mayfield, Peggy Jean and Jeff Bogg, Johnnny Shanks, Leah (Sissy) and Loyal Hill, Rusty and Carol Mayfield, Steve Mayfield, Paula Mayfield, Dean Mayfield, Misty Mayfield, great grandchildren and their spouses Brad and Katie Mayfield, Angie Mayfield, Stacey and Ernest Neumann, Jennifer and Cory Warrick, Amanda Mayfield, Will Mayfield, Andrew Mayfield, Jessica Bogg, Collin Mayfield, Nicholas Mayfield and Holly Hill. Myrtle's funeral service will be 10 a.m., Friday, June 2, 1999 in the chapel of Ted Dickey Funeral Home with interment to follow at Furneaux Cemetery in Carrollton. 
Ted Dickey Funeral Home and Cremation Services

Gary Gene Gibson, 53, a Plano resident for the last 17 years, passed away June 28, 1999.
Mr. Gibson was a Vietnam veteran, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Lodge #3359, and a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Durant, Okla. He was dearly loved by his family and all his adopted kids and extended family of his neighborhood.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years and one day, Joy Gibson of Plano; stepchildren, Danny Elliot, Denny Elliot and Dolly Elliot, all of Plano; granddaughters, Holly Johnson and son Luke of Plano, Joy Moore of Mabank and Samantha Elliot of Carrollton; mother, Anna Arzella Gibson of Plano; maternal grandmother, Jewel Loyd of Durant; aunt and uncle, Darla and Ed Millsap of San Antonio; mother-in-law, Wilma Harden of Plano; and numerous cousins.
The family received friends at the Ted Dickey Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, 1999. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, 1999, in the Ted Dickey Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Plano Mutual Cemetery. 
Ted Dickey Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Thomas Wesley Miller, 80, born Aug. 16, 1918, in Axtell, passed away June 27, 1999. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army-Air Force in Warrington, England. He worked for Haggar Manufacturing Co. before the service and after the war he worked for Borden's Milk Co. In 1968, Mr. Miller and his wife, Adaline, started Dallas Southwest Real Estate Co., and owned the company until his retirement in 1981. He was a member of the Plano Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club of Oak Cliff, Collin County Board of Realtors, the Reagan-Bush Task Force Team and a member of Waterview Church of Christ in Richardson.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Adaline Burlison Miller; daughter, Kay Cheek, and her husband, Roger, of Plano; grandsons, Scott Cheek and his wife, Lee Ann, of San Antonio, and Corey Cheek of Dallas; great-grandson, Carson Scott Cheek of San Antonio; and sister, Jo Smith of Whitney.
Services were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, 1999, at Restland Memorial Chapel. Interment followed in Restland Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 28, 1999, at Restland Funeral Home. 
Restland Funeral Home

Mary May Hug, 82, of Pilot Point, passed away June 22, 1999.
Arrangements by Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Directors. 

David Travis Rose, 60, of McKinney, passed away June 22, 1999, at Baylor Medical Hospital in Dallas, following a long, courageously fought illness. His wife, Lynda, and his three children were at his side.
He was born Oct. 26, 1938, in Dallas, to Arthur Howard and Ada Daisy (Beach) Rose. He married Lynda Lee Powers on Jan. 26, 1962, in Dallas.
He began his adult life by enlisting in the armed forces in 1955. He honorably served his country in the United States Navy as an active seaman for four years.
After his discharge from the Navy he attended and received an engineering degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.
He enjoyed a successful career at Rockwell International, where he served as an electrical engineer for 23 years. After retirement from Rockwell, he and his wife established one of the first gymnastics schools in the area. Their goal was to teach preschool children through teen-agers to love the sport of gymnastics. His school, The University of Gymnastics at Plano Inc., is considered one of the most successful and progressive facilities of its kind.
Working with children became one of his greatest pleasures, and he in turn was rewarded for his efforts through the respect and admiration of the children under his administration.
His service in the Navy precipitated an intense interest in boating. For more than 30 years he avidly participated in sailing events, including many well-known national racing events. He was a respected member of the Texoma Sailing Club.
Mr. Rose is survived by his wife, Lynda Lee Rose, of McKinney; daughters, Dayna Rose DeProspero and her husband, Robert, of McKinney, Debbie Rose Gramlich and her husband, Jim, of Flower Mound; son, Captain Daniel Delane Rose of Yuma, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Haley DeProspero, Ashley DeProspero and Morgan Gramlich; mother, Ada Rose of Royse City; brothers, Steve Rose of Dallas and Gerald Rose of Chile; and sister, Molly Rose of Royse City.
He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Rose.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26, 1999, in the Parkway Baptist Church with Chaplain Bob Duncan officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Dallas. Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 25, 1999, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in McKinney. 

Wilma Dee Ross, born in Spur, Sept. 30, 1924, died in Plano, June 21, 1999. She was preceded in death by her parents, Omer Newton Nix and Farrah Valentine Nix (Fortson) as well as her elder sister, Velma Lou Holman-Nix.
Mrs. Ross is survived by Earl, her devoted husband of 52 years; son, Dale Patrick Ross and his wife, Linda, and three grandchildren, Jennifer, Stephanie and Jerrod; son, Dean Allen Ross and his wife, Anita, and grandson, Joseph; daughter, Donna Marie Ross-Servidio; sons-in-laws, Sam J. Servidio and Michael Reinardy; sister, Betty, and her husband, Hugh C. Bryant of Azle; brother, James "Bill" Nix and his wife Alemedia of Grand Prairie and their two children, Mede Ann and Carla.
Dee was a loving and devoted mother and wife. She was so special and so loved by all of her friends and family. The funeral service is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 25, 1999, at Restland Wildwood Chapel. Interment will follow in the Garden of Inspiration at Restland Memorial Park. The family received friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 1999, at Restland Funeral Home. 
Restland Funeral Home

Samuel Wallace McNeely Sr. of Richardson passed away unexpectedly at his home June 22, 1999. He was 76 years old.
Mr. McNeely was born and raised in Scott, Ark., and served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1945. In 1947, he married Betty Jo Emerton in Russellville, Ark. They lived in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas from the early 1950s until 1975, when they moved to Richardson. Sadly, he was preceded in death by his youngest son, David Wayne McNeely, in 1991; his beloved wife, Betty, in 1992; and his second oldest son, Joseph Lee McNeely, in 1993.
Mr. McNeely is survived by his adoring children, Sammy McNeely Jr. and William Ray McNeely of Plano and Katie Anne McNeely of Richardson. In addition to his loving daughter-in-law, Judy McNeely, Sam is also survived by nine grandchildren, Wally, Jason, Adam, David, Thomas and John McNeely and Molly McNeely Blaine, Cheryl McNeely Carter and Summir Spencer; five great-grandchildren; and a wealth of nieces and nephews.
He leaves this world a better place than he found it -- always ready to tell a story, share a laugh or flash his winning smile.
Friends can call at the Ted Dickey Funeral Home at 18th and Jupiter in Plano from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 1999, or from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, June 25, 1999. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. McNeely's name to the charity of your choice. 
Ted Dickey Funeral Home

Brandy Danielle Nicole, of Plano, passed away June 19, 1999.
She is survived by her mother, Deborah Williams; father, James Williams; sisters, Jeanette Martin and Zola Pierce; brothers, Corey Martin, Kenneth Martin and Michael Martin; grandmother, Eloise Martin; grandfather, Jessie Martin; aunts, Pamela Martin, Rachel Russel and Katherine Hill; uncle, Tommy Martin; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She is also survived by her "special love," Michael Jenkins.
She had suffered from October 1998 until June 1999 with her illness. Memorial contributions may be made to any foundations established for lupus or leukemia.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at Anderson-Clayton Funeral Home in Mesquite. Services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 1999, in the Anderson-Clayton Brothers Chapel in Mesquite. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Seagoville. 
Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home

Sue Reeds, born April 3, 1905, in Southwestern, Mo., passed away June 19, 1999, in Plano. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Plano. After high school, she taught in a one-room school house in Missouri. She also worked at Unity Village at Unity Village, Mo.
Sue was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Reeds; and grandson, Michael Kevin Hager.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Charles Hager; sister, Winnie Jean Hammond of Florida; nieces and nephews; granddaughter and her husband, Janice and Bill Krueger; and five great-grandchildren, Amy, Michael, Stephen, Allison and Madison.
Services will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at Restland Wildwood Chapel. Interment to follow in Restland Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at Restland Funeral Home. 
Restland Funeral Home

Melvin Clarence Wheat Jr. of Plano, born Nov. 2, 1937, in San Antonio, passed away June 18, 1999. He co-founded Silver Star Press and was active in writing about and preserving Texas history. Mr. Wheat was preceded in death by his parents, Lillian Mae and Melvin C. Wheat.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Coughlin Wheat, the love of his life; sister and brother-in-law, Sylvia J. and Robert H. Yoder of San Antonio; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia L. and Michael Allard of Montgomery; grandsons, Jeremy M., Corey D. and Nicholas C. Allard, all of Montgomery; aunts, Mrs. Joy Mayhall of San Antonio, Mrs. Dorathy Burns of Kerrville and Mrs. Jack Cloat of Columbus; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and many wonderful in-laws, all of whom he loved dearly.
He was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church, Plano, and served in the United States Army, having served in Korea for one year.
Mr. Wheat was also a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Military Order of Stars and Bars, the Sons of American Revolution and the Alamo Defenders Descendants Association. Mel loved the Lord, his family, his ancestors, his friends, his country and the State of Texas.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, June 21, 1999, at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 1201 Alma Road, Plano. Rosary will be recited 3 p.m. Sunday, June 20, 1999, at St. Mark's Catholic Church. Burial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at the Bundick Cemetery, Smiley. 
Ted Dickey Funeral Home

J.R. Stiles, 80, of Wylie, born Jan. 29, 1919, passed away June 16, 1999, after an extended illness. He founded Texas Transformer in Plano in 1961. He was the president and chairman of the board until his retirement and sale of the company in 1998. He was a member of Southminster Presbyterian Church in Garland.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Frankye Lowrie Stiles; son, Richard Stiles of Wylie; daughter, Lowayne Biggs of Allen; brother, Wayne Stiles of Terrell; sister, Norma MacPherson of Garland; grandchild, Laura Hagood of Allen; and great-grandchildren, Jamie and Michael Hagood, both of Allen. He was preceded in death by one grandson, James Biggs.
Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 1999, in Williams Chapel. The Rev. Linda Sharp officiated. Interment followed in Campground Cemetery in Poetry. The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 18, 1999, at Williams Funeral Directors. 
Williams Funeral Directors

Angela C. Anselmi, 84, of Plano, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999.
Arrangements by Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 973-696-2900. 

Rita Annette Tobia, a Plano resident since 1983, passed away June 16, 1999, at age 85. Prior to moving to Plano, Mrs. Tobia had lived all her life in the Newark and Irvington, N.J., area, emigrating from Italy as an infant through Ellis Island. She worked many years at Bambergers Department Store in various capacities. She married Daniel J. Tobia in October 1959 and he predeceased her in 1969. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.
Mrs. Tobia is survived by her sisters, Genevieve Martinis and Rose Wonsowski and her husband, Alfred, all of Plano; nephew, Alan Wonsowski and his wife, Frances, of Basking Ridge, N.J.; niece, Janis Domino of Allen; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.
Father Henry Petter will celebrate the Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 1999, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 2700 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas 75093. A private graveside service will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, N.J., at a later date. The family requests that memorial donations be made in Rita's name to your local battered women's shelter or the Susan G. Komen Foundation. 
Ted Dickey Funeral Home and Cremation Services

Billie Mae Sexton, 87, a resident of Plano since 1980, passed away June 16, 1999. Mrs. Sexton was an active member of the Plano community. She received the Humanitarian of the Year Award for Volunteer Services at HCA Medical Center, Plano in 1994 from Collin County and she started the 55 Alive Defensive Driving Program in 1981. Mrs. Sexton was also a former president and vice president of AARP and was a retired Texas school teacher in Lubbock for 34 years. She graduated from Texas Woman's University with a degree in English.
Mrs. Sexton is survived by her daughter, Jeanne Burk and her husband, John, of Plano; grandchildren, Jennifer and Jinger Burk of Plano and Donna Fae Edwards of Colorado; three great-grandchildren; sister, Theodica Cowan of Austin; brother, Sharon Strickland of Oklahoma City; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Sexton in 1973 and her son Payton Sexton in November 1998.
Family visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m Friday, June 18, 1999. The funeral service will follow the visitation. Interment will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 1999, in Memory Gardens in Amarillo. Memorials may be sent to Medical Center of Plano, Volunteer Service Memorial Fund, 3901 W. 15th St., Plano, Texas 75075. Funds received will be used for patient education materials. 
Ted Dickey Funeral Home

Mattie Eden McArthur, 94, of Ardmore, Okla., passed away June 14, 1999.
Arrangements by Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home. 

Robert LeRhea Cowan Jr., of Plano, died June 12, 1999, as a result of an auto accident on May 31, 1999. Mr. Cowan was born in Lexington, Mo., Oct. 4, 1917. He was a graduate of McKinney High School and Austin College of Sherman, where he was selected for "Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities." He later received an Executive Award from the Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management at Dartmouth College. He was employed briefly by Retail Credit Co. as an investigator but left to join the U.S. Naval Reserve Officers Training at Annapolis, Md. He was commissioned and served with the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the light cruiser U.S.S. Philadelphia and the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Boxer. He was later discharged from the reserves with the rank of lieutenant commander. He was employed in the treasury department of the Oilwell Division, United States Steel Corp. and later U.S. Steel Corp. in locations in Columbus, Ohio, Tulsa, Okla., Dallas and Canada for 32 years until taking early retirement in Houston in 1978. He moved to Plano and was employed by Cooper Airmotive Division of Cooper Industries Inc. (later Aviall) until permanently retiring in 1982. Mr. Cowan was an elder in the Presbyterian Church for more than 45 years and was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Plano. He was also a member of Plano Early Lions Club, which awarded him "Lion of the Year" in 1991 and a Life Membership in 1994. He also was a member of the Collin County Republican Men's Club, the Navy League of the United States and the Disabled American Veterans, and was a volunteer at Medical Center of Plano. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Emily Scott Cowan, and son, Robert LeRhea Cowan III.
Mr. Cowan is survived by his son, Richard S. Cowan and his wife, Carole, of Jones, Okla.; grandchildren, Richard S. Cowan Jr. and his wife, Megan, of Rowlett, and Ryan Cowan and Robyn Cowan of Jones, Okla.; great-granddaughter, Ryleigh of Rowlett; sisters, Lucy Ann Cowan of Leavenworth, Kan., Margaret Brannon and her husband, Robert, of Clarkesville, Tenn.; and brother, William C. Cowan and his wife, Ruth, of Houston.
A memorial service was held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at Grace Presbyterian Church, 4300 W. Park Blvd., Plano. A private burial service was held at Restland Memorial Park prior to the memorial service. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Plano Early Lions Club. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Lions Sight and Tissue Foundation, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Room F51, 401 Dallas, Texas 75235; Grace Presbyterian Church, 4300 W. Park Blvd., Plano, Texas 75093; or to the charity of your choice. 
Restland Funeral Home

W.T. "Bill" Dungan, of McKinney, passed away June 13, 1999.
Arrangements by Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Directors. 

Birdie Kate McKissick, 88, of McKinney, passed away June 12, 1999.
Arrangements by Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Directors. 

Lena M. "Sammie" Black, 74, died June 13, 1999, at her home in Plano following a brief illness.
A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at Christ United Methodist Church in Plano. Graveside services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, June 18, 1999, at Eastview Cemetery in Vernon, under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.
Mrs. Black was born Oct. 4, 1919, in Vernon, daughter of the late Pinkney Lee and Pearl Webb Haynes. She married William H. Black in 1942 in Denton. He preceded her in death in 1992. Mrs. Black lived in Vernon until she went to college at Texas Woman's University in Denton, where she met and married her husband, William H. Black. The couple eventually settled in Carlsbad, N.M., where Mr. Black was an engineer at Duval Corp. They lived and raised their family in Carlsbad 1953-66. After leaving Carlsbad, they lived in various cities in the United States, as well as South America. They retired to Albuquerque, N.M., where they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1992. Mrs. Black relocated to Plano to be near her daughter. She became a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Plano, where she participated in the Disciples Sunday School Class and also served as an usher.
She is survived by her son, William H. Black Jr.; two daughters, Carolyn Hankins of Plano and Jeanne Selby of Corpus Christi; and five grandchildren.
A brother, Arthur Lee Haynes, preceded her in death.
Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m., Thursday, June 17, 1999, at Sullivan Funeral Home. 
Sullivan Funeral Home

Pauline E. Covington, 89, born in Manchester, Tenn., February 1910, and passed away June 8, 1999, in Tyler. Mrs. Covington is a former resident of Plano and Richardson.
She is survived by her son, Bill Covington and his wife, Eloise, of Murchison; daughter, Edna Lois Smith and her husband, Sam, of Springfield, Mich.; son, Ron Covington and his wife, Sandra, of Richardson; and numerous other family members. She is preceded in death by her husband, George Irwin Covington.
Graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, June 11, 1999, at Plano Mutual Cemetery. Visitation will start at 11 a.m. at Ted Dickey Funeral Home before the graveside service. Memorials may be sent to the Gideon Society. 
Ted Dickey Funeral Home

David Glenn Self, 43, of Plano, passed away on Monday, June 7, 1999, at the Dallas-Fort Worth Medical Center in Grand Prairie. He was born July 29, 1955, in McKinney to Edward Leonard and Rosa Lee (Jackson) Self. Mr. Self was the singles leader at the Calvary Temple of Irving as well as the cameraman for its television and audio ministry. He also had been a member of the Branch Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by his children, David Glenn Self Jr. of Campbell and Sheila Sherwood of Foreman, Ark.; grandchildren, Christyan Allan Sherwood and Maeghan Elizabeth Sherwood; parents, Ed and Rosa Lee Self of Plano; sisters, Patricia Ann Busch of Plano, Linda McDonald of St. Charles, Mo., and Donna Self of Plano; fiance, Laurie Cruz of Grand Prairie; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Mr. Self was preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy Carl Self, and both grandparents.
Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 12, 1999, at the First Baptist Church Chapel in Plano. Interment will follow in Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 11, 1999, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. 

Heaven welcomed a new angel on Wednesday, June 2, 1999. Haley Anissa Garcia left her loving family to go to a new home from Children's Hospital, Dallas. Haley was born Feb. 8, 1995, in Dallas to Trisha Lynn and Sal Garcia. She enriched our lives for four short years. She was baptized and attended church school at Christ United Methodist Church of Plano.
Haley was a loving caretaker of all those around her and will continue to share that love through organ donation so that other children may continue to fulfill their parents' dreams. Shortly before she lapsed into unconsciousness, Haley's last words for her parents were filled with wonder and awe: "Oh, I'm going to Heaven and it's beautiful."
Haley was preceded in death by her uncle, Craig Austin Rowley, and grandfather Salvador Garcia Sr.; and great-grandfathers, Fred H. Craig, Vernon Powell and Earl Grant.
Haley leaves behind her beloved 2-year-old sister, Bria Lynn Garcia; her devastated parents, Trisha Lynn and Sal Garcia of Flower Mound; grandparents, Sandi Craig and Peter Rowley of Plano, Gloria and Curt Powell of Southlake, and Celia Garcia of Dallas; great-grandmothers Neville Craig and her husband Leon Tisdale of Dallas, Katie Lee Powell of Longmont, Colo., and Gerrie Grant of Muskogee, Okla. Grieving aunts and uncles include Shonda and Jeffrey Laures of Plano; Gabriela and Ricardo Mejia of Lenexa, Kan.; Fernando Garcia of Dallas; Collette and Eric Coyle and Jenean and Kerby Wetterstrom of Longmont, Colo.; Monica Powell of New York City; Kelley and Donald Rowley of Allen; Lisa and Jeffrey Reid of Lufkin; Rebecca and Doug Scheihing, John and David Carment, Shannon and Ryan Grant, all of Muskogee, Okla.; and Megan and Kenny Brisbane of Nashville, Tenn.; great-aunts and uncles Sandy and Les Coyle of Loveland, Colo.; Kay and Cary Grant and Deborah and Tom Carment of Muskogee, Okla.; great-great aunt Irene Tillery of Kansas City, Mo. Numerous cousins include Benjamin, Zachary and Brandon Laures, whom Haley insisted were her brothers, and their sister, Sierra Laures of Plano; Ian and Isaac Rowley of Allen; Forrest and Sidney Wetterstrom; Rebecca, Scotland and McCartney Coyle, all of Longmont, Colo., and Matthew and Annie Brisbane of Nashville, Tenn. Haley's godparents are Julie and Corey West of Plano.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 5, 1999, at Christ United Methodist Church, 3101 Coit Road, Plano. A reception will be held at the church after the service. Interment will be at 3 p.m. in Flower Mound in the Flower Mound Cemetery, FM 3040 -- seven miles west of I-35. The Rev. Don Underwood will officiate. Visitation was held for family and friends Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sparkman-Dickey Funeral Home, Dallas North Tollway and Trinity Mills, Dallas. Pallbearers will be grandfathers, Peter Rowley and Curtis Powell, and uncles, Jeffery Laures, Eric Coyle, Ricardo Mejia, Donald Rowley, Fernando Garcia and Jeffrey Reid.
The family requests that anyone attending the funeral not wear black, but preferably Haley's favorite color, pink, or any other bright rainbow color. Donations may be sent to Christ United Methodist Church, Haley Anissa Garcia Memorial Fund, and made out to the ICU-Children's Medical Center of Dallas. 
Sparkman-Dickey Funeral Home

Mr. Cary Shearer, 24, of Las Vegas, N.M., passed away Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at his residence. Mr. Shearer was a resident of Las Vegas, N.M., for 10 months and a prior resident of Plano.
Mr. Shearer was born Dec. 24, 1974, in Maywood, Ill. Cary was a musician. He will always be remembered for his love of friends and family, for his musical talents and for his wonderful wit.
Survivors include his mother, Kathi Shearer of Kerrville; father, Ken Shearer of Plano; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Phyllis Damerow of Dallas; paternal grandfather, Mark David Shearer of Palmyra, Pa.; sister, Mandy Shearer of Plano; brother, Kris Shearer of Kerrville; uncle and aunt, Joseph W. and Cynthia Taylor of Londonberry, N.H.; and cousins, Joe Taylor and Danielle Taylor, both of Londonberry, N.H.
Family visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 1999 at Grimes Funeral Chapels.
Funeral services for Mr. Shearer were held 10 a.m. Monday, June 7, 1999, at Grimes Funeral Chapels. The Rev. Wes Weston officiated. Interment followed in Garden of Memories Cemetery. 
Grimes Funeral Chapels

Kenneth H. Carley, died Saturday, June 5, 1999, in Austin.
He was born Jan. 23, 1927, in San Angelo, the son of Bonnie Wills Carley and William H. Carley Jr.
Mr. Carley graduated from San Angelo High School in 1945. He was recruited by Texas A&M University on a football scholarship before being drafted into the United States Army in 1945. Upon his discharge from the Army, he signed a professional baseball contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Mr. Carley entered North Texas State College in 1947 on a track scholarship. He graduated from North Texas in 1951 with a bachelor of science degree in education. He later received his master's degree in educational administration from Texas A&I University in Kingsville.
Mr. Carley began his professional career in Fort Stockton and in 1953 moved to Alice, where he coached football and track and later served as head football coach until 1963.
Mr. Carley subsequently held various administrative positions in education, including curriculum directorships and elementary and junior high principalships in the Alice, Brownwood and Plano school districts unitl his retirement in 1984.
Mr. Carley is survived by his wife of 49 years, June Wright Carley; brother, Ted Carley of Carrollton; daughters, Celeste Carley Rose and her husband, Mark, of Bastrop and Bonnie Carley Johnson and her husband, Mark, of Giddings; and five grandchildren, Carley, Matthew and Camille Rose of Bastrop and Christy and Melissa Johnson of Giddings.
Pallbearers will be P.D. Cauley, Tommy Cox, Tony Green, Ray Hopper, Charles "Bubba" Massey, Milton Reimers, Dewey Smith and Fred Wills.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Logan Cummings, pastor of Westoak Woods Baptist Church, Dr. Bali Netaji, Dr. George Lowe and the nurses with Lone Star Hospice for their loving care during Mr. Carley's illness.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, 1999, at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Boulevard, Austin.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, 1999, at Highland Park Baptist Church, 5206 Balcones Drive, with Dr. Logan Cummings officiating.
Memorial gifts may be made to Westoak Woods Baptist Church Educational Fund, P.O. Box 150098, Austin, Texas 78715-0098. 
Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home

George Andrew Richardson, 62, of Wylie, passed away June 5, 1999. 
Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Inc.

Kenneth Edward Giddens, of Fairview, quietly passed away June 4, 1999, in Dallas. He was born Jan. 31, 1952, and grew up in Rolla, Mo. Mr. Gidden graduated from the University of Arkansas with a public administration degree. He also did post-graduate work at the University of Houston while he became a certified public accountant. He is a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and was a DeMolay of the Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Dana; son, Jeff, and his daughter, Amanda; mother, Lillian Hastings; brothers, Don and Jim Giddens; sister, Linda French; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held 10 a.m. Monday, June 7, 1999, at Restland Memorial Chapel. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in lieu of flowers may consider a donation to the Gladney Center, 2300 Hemphill, Fort Worth, Texas 76110. 
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Margaret Marie Dick, Plano, was born March 8, 1906, to Charles Lewis and Jeannie Lyon in Detroit, Kan. She died on May 26, 1999. She grew to adulthood with one sister and three brothers on the family farm in Dickinson County, Kan.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Wensel, and her husband, Frank Dick; son, Alan Wensel; and two grandchildren, Lori Wensel and Charles Wensel. She is survived by three sons, Larry Wensel of Plano, Max Wensel of Oklahoma City and Floyd Wensel of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; sister, Martha Duffy of Phoenix, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Mrs. Dick was a spiritually strong and loving parent and grandparent. Her family, though scattered across the country, was the center of her life and she kept in touch with them with her outstanding letterwriting. Each and everyone received a birthday card and letter from her. She will be missed by her family and friends.
Her family will celebrate her life with a memorial service at First United Methodist Church Chapel (north entrance) at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 1999.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 1313 18th St., Plano, Texas 75074. 
Ted Dickey Funeral Home

Funeral services for James Matthew "Jim" Marren, 33, will be held 10 a.m. Friday, June 11, 1999, at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Father Lloyd Morris officiating.
Mr. Marren passed away June 4, 1999, while working as a telecommunications specialist in Lagos, Nigeria.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, James Edward Riley and Margaret (Riley) Gunning; and paternal grandparents, Matthew Michael and Alice (Gavighan) Marren.
Survivors include his wife, Lenore DeTarville Marren; children, Bethany Dyann Marren, Christopher Dale Marren and Caitlin Riley Marren, all of Wylie; mother, Bonnie Riley Anderson of Livingston; father, David Matthew Marren and his wife, Edith, of Cary, N.C.; brother, Matthew David Marren of Cary, N.C.; stepbrother, Barry Thomas Dixon of Cary, N.C.; grandfather, Vincent T. Gunning of Lynn, Mass.; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
The family will receive visitors from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, June 10, 1999, at Allen Funeral Home, 508 E. Masters Ave., Wylie. 
Allen Funeral Home

Jeffrey L. Benson, 45, of Prosper, passed away on June 1, 1999, at his residence. He was born Dec. 3, 1953, in Jamestown, N.Y., to Leland A. and Janice M. (Halberg) Benson. He married Kathy Himmelmann, June 8, 1974, in Jamestown, N.Y. He was the president of Out Source Solutions Inc.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Benson, of Prosper; daughters, Staci Benson, Kristina Benson, Tori Benson and Lissa Benson, all of Prosper; son, Rick Benson of Prosper; sisters, Brenda Schultz and Sherrie Brookmeyer of Jamestown, N.Y.; and parents, Leland and Janice Benson of Jamestown, N.Y.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m., Friday, June 4, 1999, at the First Methodist Church of Prosper. Interment followed in Zion Cemetery. The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 1999, at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. 
Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Inc.

Mr. Clifford S. Rhoads Jr., age 60, of Plano, died June 1, 1999.
Cedar Crest Cremation & Burial Center

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