December 9, 1999
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Waldo Funeral Home Chapel at Sherman for Dennie M. Sartin, 89, a Collin County native who died Dec. 3 after a brief illness.
The rites were conducted by the Rev. Danny Wood, and interment was in Pecan Grove Cemetery at McKinney.
Pallbearers were grandsons and great grandsons.
Mrs. Sartin was born on Sept. 11, 1910, the daughter of Finis and Lucy Kinamon. She married J. E. Sartin on Sept. 28, 1928, and he preceded her in death in October 1980.
She was a member of the West Sherman Baptist Church, was a homemaker for many years and worked for 10 years for the McKinney Independent School District cafeterias.
Memorials may be made to the West Sherman Baptist Church at Sherman.
Surviving are two daughters and one son, Wanda and Mel Fleming of Sherman, Helen and Larry Herod of Mena, Ark., and Marshall Sartin of Sherman; six grandchildren, Gary and Stacy Langford, Cynthia and Rick Spencer, Durwood and Gayla Scalf, Dudley Scalf, Gerald Scalf and Jesse Sartin; 10 great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. She was "Mom" to her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great granddaughter.
Final rites were observed at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in the Farmersville Church of Christ, of which she was a member, for Wilda Mae Glenn, 84, who died Nov. 15 at her home.
Officiating were Mr. John Morgan and Mr. Mac LeFan, and interment was in the Farmersville IOOF Cemetery under the direction of the Fielder-Baker Funeral Home.
Mrs. Glenn was a long-time resident of Farmersville. She was born on Oct. 10, 1915, in Higden, Ark., the daughter of John W. and Alice Gadberry Davis. She married Tommy Glenn, who preceded her in death. She was a retired sales clerk.
Surviving are two sisters, Faye Davis of Farmersville and Bill Hess of San Angelo, and a brother, Jeff Davis of Apache Junction, Ariz.
December 16, 1999
Bill G. Jacobs, 65, a native of Farmersville, died on Nov. 18 in Austin after a brief struggle with cancer. A memorial service for Mr. Jacobs was held in Wimberley on Nov. 23.
He was the son of the late Edna and A. G. Jacobs and graduated from Farmersville High School and East Texas State University. After a 38-year career with Texas Instruments in Dallas, he and his wife, Patsy, retired to Wimberley in 1997.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Karen Jacobs of Austin and Kathy Krotzer of Saudi Arabia; three grandchildren, Samantha Mercer of Austin and Neil and Brent Krotzer of Saudi Arabia; a sister, Nancy Stubbs of Richardson; a brother, Grady Jacobs of Grand Prairie; a niece, Vicky VanZandt of Ponder, and four nephews, Michael Stubbs of Carrollton, Mark Stubbs of Olney, Gary Lee Jacobs of Grand Prairie and Lee Jacobs of Columbus, Ohio. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lou McInnis, and a niece, Sharon Sue McInnis.
Billie L. Powers of Greenville, formerly of Royse City, died Saturday in Greenville at the age of 73.
Last rites were observed at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Fielder-Baker Funeral Home Chapel in Farmersville with Mr. Mac LeFan officiating. Interment was in Nevada Cemetery.
Mrs. Powers was born on June 30, 1926, in East Prairie, Mo., the daughter of Aron and Magdalene Givens. She married Earl Powers in East Prairie on April 18, 1947, and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are a daughter, Gaye Hixon and her husband Mark of Merit; a son, Martin Powers and his wife Paulette of Scott City, Mo.; a sister, Emma Roe of East Prairie, Mo., two grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services were held Monday in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Chapel in McKinney for veteran school administrator D. Lee Rountree, 76, an Allen resident who was reared in Princeton. He died Saturday in Plano.
Officiating was the Rev. Chad Selph, and interment was in Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen.
Mr. Rountree was born in Farmersville on Jan. 11, 1923. He was the son of Eddie Lee and Belle Mae Akin Rountree. He married Melba Rich in Princeton on March 6, 1948. After her death, he married Pansy Williams Godwin in Princeton on Dec. 31, 1976.
He was a retired administrator with the Allen Independent School District prior to his retirement. He served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Allen.
Surviving are his wife, Pansy Rountree of Allen; a daughter, Sheryl Terry of Hunnington, Tex.; a stepson, Glenn Godwin of Princeton; a stepdaughter, Sandra Abbott of Princeton; seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; a sister, Aileen Robbirds of Arlington, and several other relatives.
FREDA LaNELL PATTERSON
Freda LaNell Patterson, 47, died last Wednesday, Dec. 8, at her home at 15449 CR 489 at Nevada.
Final rites were held at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the First Baptist Church of Copeville with the Rev. Jeff Moore officiating. Arrangements were made by the Allen Funeral Home of Wylie.
Mrs. Patterson was born in Farmersville on Jan. 24, 1952, the daughter of William Delbert and Thelma Fred Greshum Bonds.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Copeville.
Surviving are her ex-husband, Garry Patterson of Copeville; two sons, Donald Glenn Sisk Jr. and Rickey LaWayne Dickeson of Copeville; two daughters, Mrs. Amy LaNell Brown of Wylie and Mrs. Melanie Dee Godwin of Garland; a brother, Billy Ray Bonds of Bowie; an ex-husband, Wayne Dickeson of Copeville, and 10 grandchildren.
Ruby N. Baird, 91, of Princeton, died on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Ed C. Smith & Bro. Chapel in Dallas, with interment in Grove Hill Memorial Park in that city.
The rites were conducted by the Rev. Dan Gurley.
Mrs. Baird, a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother, was born in Ellis County on March 12, 1908, the daughter of Bertha and William Shaw. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Baird, and three sons, William, Michael and Michael Baird. She was a long-time member of St. Johnís United Methodist Church, and retired from the Traffic Department of Western Union after 47 years of service.
Surviving are two daughters-in-law, Edie Baird and Jean Baird of Princeton; a sister, Velma McGee of Dallas; four grandsons, Danny, William E., Jack and Michael Baird, and seven granddaughters, Deborah Pope, Jackie Barton, Karen Smith, Terry Gann, Marcia Kilpatrick, Becky Warlick and Patricia McCommas; 21 great grandchildren and a number of great-great grandchildren; two cousins, Lloyd and Edna Shaw, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Evelyn Revena Parris Rice, 88, died last Thursday in Dallas.She was a native of Farmersville, the daughter of the late William M. and Hattie Coffey Parris.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Ed C. Smith and Bros. Funeral Home in Dallas with Chaplain Ron Craft officiating. Interment was in Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas.
Mrs. Rice was born on July 12, 1911, and married T. D. (Thurman) Rice on Dec. 24, 1932. He preceded her in death. She retired from Sunshine Biscuit Co. after more than 25 years of service.
She was a member of Valley Creek Church of Christ in Mesquite.
Surviving are a sister, Mildred Tompkins of Shreveport, La.; a brother, W. M. (William) Parris of Dallas, and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Clyde L. Martin, Gertrude L. Arnold and Nellie G. McCormick, and two brothers, Buren M. Parris and Cecil M. Parris.
MARY FRANCIS RUSHING
Mary Francis Rushing of Josephine died Sunday in Tyler at the age of 93.
Services were scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist Church of Blue Ridge with interment in Bethlehem Cemetery under the direction of Cantrell Funeral Home of Frisco.
Mrs. Rushing was born on Aug. 2, 1906, in Powderly, Tex., the daughter of the late Elder J. A. and Lou Annie Aulds Webb. She married Charlie Samuel Rushing in Ladonia on Jan. 20, 1929, and he preceded her in death on May 31, 1999. She had been an active and faithful member of the Primitive Baptist Church since Aug. 2, 1919.
Mrs. Rushing lived in and around the Arnold community near Blue Ridge until 1959, when she and her husband moved to Dallas. In 1994 they moved to Josephine. Mrs. Rushing took great joy in being a wife, mother and homemaker. After her children were out of school she worked as a baby sitter, sat with elderly patients and helped her husband operate their grocery store in Dallas. A great deal of her life was spent in caring for the needs of others.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, James C.and Annell Rushing of Richardson, Edwin and Joyce Rushing of McKinney and Elder Owen and Frances Rushing of Josephine; a daughter and son-in-law, Annie Ruth and James E. Worley of Tyler; a sister, Louvada Webb of Lancaster, 11 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Willie J., Albert Dalton, Thomas Luther and James Alton Webb, and a great granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Rounsavall.
Graveside services were held Dec. 1 in Mount Olivet Cemetery at Fort Worth for Eula Rebecca Millican Abbott, 92, a homemaker who died Nov. 29 in a Fort Worth day care center.
Mrs. Abbott was born in Farmersville on Feb. 1, 1907, the youngest child of a family of 10. She was an accomplished musician, a teacher and an artist as well as a devoted mother. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, E. Foy Abbott.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. Tommy Foy Abbott and Dr. Philip Don Abbott of Fort Worth; grandchildren Tommy Foy Abbott Jr., Melody Ann Abbott Turner, Philip D. Abbott Jr. and Arvetta Ann Abbott Echols, all of Fort Worth; great grandchildren Michael Turner, Michelle Ann Turner, Alexis Jade Abbott and James Garrett Echols; daughters-in-law, Pearl Inman Abbott and Arvetta Hatton Abbott; a sister-in-law, Vera Abbott Redding, and a niece, Jane McCarley of Farmersville.
Marlton K. Gilliland, 69, a former resident of Farmersville, died Nov. 27 in Tucson, Ariz. He was a resident of Wilcox, Ariz., at the time of his death.
A graveside service was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Farmersville IOOF Cemetery with the Rev. Tracy McWilliams officiating. Arrangements were made by the Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville.
Mr. Gilliland was a native of Golden, Miss. Born on March 2, 1930, he was the son of M. K. and Dora Johnson Gilliland, and married Janice Gilliland. He was a carpenter and a veteran of service in the U. S. Army during the Korean War.
Surviving are his wife, Janice Gilliland of Wilcox, Ariz.; children Gena Gilliland, Janis Lea Gilliland, Nicholas Gilliland, Marty Gilliland, Eddie Gilliland, Johnny Gilliland, Manly Gilliland, Donna Gilliland and Dora Gilliland, and two sisters, Scherrie Willis of Farmersville and Toye Dennis of Allen.
Jimmie DeWayne Purser, 35, of McKinney, died Dec. 12 in Princeton.
He was born on March 7, 1964, in Hillsboro to Scott and Carolyn Jones Purser. He married Linda Biggs on April 13, 1996, in McKinney. He worked as a shop foreman in the construction industry, having been employed by Builders Marble, and was of the Baptist faith.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel at McKinney with the Rev. Bruce Smilie officiating. Interment will be in Princeton Cemetery.
Mr. Purser is survived by his wife, Linda, of McKinney; two sons, Aaron DeWayne Purser and Samuel Ray Purser of Van Alstyne; two stepdaughters, Linda Stailey of Westminster and Orelia Revely of Virginia; a stepson, Benjamin RevelyJr. of Virginia; grandchildren David Eacret, Ronnie Eacret, Daniel Stailey and Whitney Stailey; father Scott Purser and his wife Linda of Princeton; mother, Carolyn Jones and her husband Jim of McKinney; four brothers, Randy Purser and David Purser of Princeton, Ricky Purser of Amarillo and Ronny Purser of Washington; grandmother, Nora Purser of Princeton; stepbrother, Dean Cross of Garland; stepsister, Peggy Crabtree of Fort Worth, and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Billy Ray "Bill" Walston, 72, of Farmersville, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 8, at his home.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday in the First United Methodist Church of Farmersville with the Rev. Doyle Henderson officiating. Interment was in Blue Ridge Cemetery under the direction of the Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville.
Pallbearers were Bill Adams, Truman Savage, Jimmy Foley, Joe Leland Wilson, Jimmy Foster and Kenny Edwards. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Farmersville.
Mr. Walston was a native of Blue Ridge. Born on July 16, 1927, he was the son of Leonard and Retha Morris Walston. He married Jaunell Whited on July 7, 1951, in Denison.
Mr. Walston was a veteran of the U. S. Army, a member of Farmersville Masonic Lodge No. 214, a 32nd degree Mason/Shriner, and a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was Benefits Coordinator at E-Systems-Garland at the time of his retirement in 1978.
Surviving are his wife, Jaunell Walston of Farmersville; daughter Penny Garner and her husband Estes; a grandson, Christopher Garner, of Farmersville, and a sister, Wanda Bullock of Blue Ridge.