Lydia Joe Sachse Cates
A memorial service for Lydia Joe Sachse Cates, 74, of Trophy Club was held May 27, 2003 in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Kory knott of Argyle United Methodisct Church officiated.
Mrs. Cates died May 24 in Fort Worth.
She was born Oct. 15, 1928 in Garland to Mabel Lorene Raney McCullough and Jacob DeWitt Sachse and was the great granddaughter of William Sachse, founder of the town of Sachse.
She was married to Charles K. Cates Jr. on April 11, 1945 in Rockwall County and had two daughters. She worked as a professional model and later become a board member of Professional Models of America Inc.
Mrs. Cates taught art to special education children and adults and wrote two novels “Wild Kat,” and “Night Eagle, Morning Star.” She also served Harris Methodist Hospital System auxiliaries for 20 years and was a member of Argyle United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Charles, of Trophy Club; daughters and son-in-law, Lindy and Dr. James Maker of Southlake and Jo Cates of Evanston, Ill.; grandchildren, Jennifer Makar of Sundance, Utah, Jacob and Mabel Frank of Evanston, Ill., Drs. Anthony and Rebecca Makar and Michael and Autumn Makar of Anchorage, Alaska; great grandson Edward James “E.J.” of Anchorage; brother and sisters-in-law, Dan and Sue McCullough of Plano, Suzanne Cates Petty of Kingwood, Pat Cates Chancey of Dallas; nephews, Bret McCullough and children, Daniel and Baili; and Don Chancey and children, Cheryl and Steven; nieces, Patti Locke and children, Craig and Lauren and Lynn Petty, Dian Petty and Andrea Petty Bates; and her extended family, Stella Makar, Gene Berrier, Helen Ferguson, Lilly Ferguson and James and Jackie Berrier.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her nephew, Mike Chancey; and her best friend, Ruth Berrier.
Addie Lee Welk
Graveside services for Addie Lee Welk, 94, of Rockwall, were held June 15, 2003, at the Big A Cemetery in Rowlett. Arrangements under the direction of Allen Funeral Home.
Rev. Steven Leatherwood of the Rowlett Baptist Church officiated.
Mrs. Welk died June 12 in Rockwall.
She was born Jan. 17, 1909 in Rowlett to Benjamin Franklin and Louisa Minerva (Whatley) Welk. She was a member of the Rowlett Baptist Church.
Survivors include her sister, Allie Mae Welk of Grand Prairie; four grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, and four great-great-great grandchildren.
Edna Dora Adams Klugh
A memorial service for Edna Dora Adams Klugh, 79, of Austell, Ga., was held June 2, 2003, at Tillman United Methodist Church.
Interment followed at Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery.
The Revs. Chuck Moon and Pat Shannon officiated.
Mrs. Klugh lived in Cobb County for more than 30 years and was an active member of the Tillman United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women where she served as hostess for many years.
She was a skilled gardener, talented cook and homemaker.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Karen Klugh of Wylie; daughters and son-in-law, Tammy Klugh and Chuck Brannon and Brenda Clayton, all of Smyrna, Ga.; brothers, Dewitt Adams, Odine Adams and Talmadge Adams of Thomasville, N.C.; sisters, Reba Baxter of Austell, Ga. and Betty Hanley of Commerce, Ga.; grandchildren, Lindsay Contreras of Richardson, J.B. Klugh of Florence, S.C., Mitch and Brannon Clayton and Alison and Erin Brannon of Smyrna, Ga., and James Morgan Klugh of Wylie; and one great-granddaughter, Dixie Contreras of Richardson.
Memorials may be made to Wellstar Foundation “Edna Klugh Cancer Fund,” c/o Sandy White, 680 Church St. Ste 100, Marietta, Ga. 30060-1106.
Patricia Maynard O’Harra
Funeral services for Patricia Maynard Gray Cronkrite O’Harra, 65, were held June 16, 2003, at the First Baptist Church in Wylie.
Interment followed in the Kreymer Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Allen Funeral Home.
The Revs. Tom Bragdon and Thomas Maynard officiated.
Mrs. O’Harra died June 13.
She was born Jan. 20, 1938, in Wylie to Ruth and Loyd Maynard who preceded her in death.
According to her family, “Mrs. O’Harra was a precious person with a tremendous love for people. She was proud of her sons and grandchildren and her new great grandbaby.
“Throughout her life, and especially during the past 16 months as she battled cancer, she was thoughtful and loving with everyone and had a love and enthusiasm for life. Her smile could lift your spirits and brighten any situation.”
Survivors include her husband and soulmate, Chuck O’Harra of Chandler; sons, Bryan Gray of Farmersville and Chris Gray and wife, Janet of Melissa; four grandchildren, Kristi Gray Nowlin and husband Dan, Tyler, Tara and Tanner Gray; great granddaughter, Ammarai Nowlin; brother, Thomas Maynard and wife, Betty, of Wylie; sister, Joyce Bregman and husband, Bob, of Dallas; many friends and her pastor and church family from the Leagueville Baptist Church in Leagueville.
Her family said “She will be missed by everyone, but those who loved her rejoice knowing she is no longer in pain. Goodbye, Pat, we love you.
Funeral services for Lillian Sinsabaugh, 88, of McKinney, were held June 6, 2003, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in McKinney.
Interment followed at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Arrangements were under direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
The Rev. Rod Corner officiated.
Mrs. Sinsabaugh died June 3 in McKinney.
She was born Feb. 17, 1915, in Milligan Community, now New Hope, to Walter M. and Jencie (Bonham) Holder.
She married to Bill M. Sinsabaugh on Nov. 22, 1936, in McKinney.
She worked as a dental assistant to Dr. J.T. Couch and Dr. Tom Mosby, and retired from Collin Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include her son, Bill Sinsabaugh of Wylie; daughter, Anna Beth Willis of McKinney; grandchildren, Kim Preston and her husband, Ken, of McKinney, B.J. Willis and his wife, Kelly, of Allen and Scott Sinsabaugh of Austin; great-grandchildren, Ty Crump, Toby Crump, Zachary Willis, Lyndsay Willis and Derek Preston; and numerous other loving relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Ruby Florine McGuffey
Graveside services for Ruby Florine McGuffey, 93, of Wylie, were held May 27, 2003, at the Blue Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Bro. Roger Berghauser and Kenneth Duane McGuffey officiated.
Mrs. McGuffey died May 22 in Plano.
She was born Feb. 14, 1910, in McKinney to W.T. and Minnie M. (Lowry) Odle.
She married to L.M. McGuffey on Aug. 13, 1932, in McKinney. She was a beautician and a member of the First United Methodist Church in McKinney.
She was preceded in death by her husband one brother and five sisters.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Don and Mary Ann McGuffey of Wylie; grandchildren, Melissa Ann McVey of Farmersville, Tanya Leanne Criswell of Sachse, Michael Shawn McGuffey of McKinney, and Kevin James McGuffey of Farmersville; great-grandchildren, Nicole Leanne McVey, Tiffany Desiree McVey and Harley Christopher McVey of Farmersville, Zachary, Haley, Courtney and Kyle McGuffey of McKinney, Kayli Criswell of Sachse, and Jacob and Samantha McGuffey of Farmersville; and several nieces and nephews.
Jonathan Matthew Love
Funeral services for Jonathan Matthew Love, 17, of Nevada, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 5, at the First Baptist Church in Wylie.
The Revs. Curtis Shelton and Jared Rost will officiate.
Burial will follow at Wylie Cemetery.
Family visitation is from 4 to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 4) at Allen Funeral Home.
Matt died June 1 in Garland.
He was born Aug. 29, 1985, in Plano. He had just completed his junior year at Wylie High School and was looking forward to his senior adventure, his family said. He was a member of the FFA and a former member of the WHS JROTC program.
Survivors include his parents, Kenneth and Patricia Love of Nevada; sister, Haley Love of Nevada; grandparents, Emma Love and Joyce Williams of Baton Rouge, La.; aunts and uncles, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Love, Patsy Wilkinson, Mr. and Mrs. David Terrio and Mr. and Mrs. Jeff LeBouef, all of Baton Rouge, La., Betty LeTeff, of Little Rock, Ark., Mr. and Mrs. Bill Evans of College Station and Robert Williams of Prairieville, La.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Larcus Williams and John Love, uncles, Robert Love, John E. Love and Glenn Love; aunt Linda O’Quinn; cousin, William R. Love, Jr. and great grandmother Felicie McGinnis.
Jonathan Drew Portinga
Funeral services for Jonathan Drew Portinga, 18, of Nevada, were held May 30, 2003, at First Baptist Church Wylie.
Interment followed in the Kreymer Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Allen Funeral Home of Wylie.
Youth ministers Randy Hardgrove and Donnie Williams officiated.
Drew died May 26 following a boating accident on Lake Lavon.
He was born Nov. 27, 1984, in Wylie. He was a senior at Community High School where he was active in sports.
Survivors include his parents, Cheryl and Clint Mead of Nevada; sisters, Dana, Kimberly and Krystal Mead of Nevada; grandparents, David Dial of Nevada, Kathi Rowe of Nevada, Larry Mead of North Little Rock, Ark. and Nancy Mead of Nevada; aunts and uncles, Jean Teasley of Wylie, Dee Saxon of Wylie, Terri Stephens of Rowlett, Ashley Mead of North Little Rock, Ark. Rick Stephens of Rowlett and Vince Mead of Rockwall; and many friends.
W.F. Cole, of Wylie, died suddenly May 29, 2003 while in Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Survivors include his wife, Ina Cole; father, William B. Cole; brother, Richie Cole; sister Gerry Cole; children, Billy and Mandy Cole, Bobby and Mark Cole; grandchildren, Amanda, Trever, Sierra and Nathan Cole.
Services were held in Wyoming on Saturday, May 31. Wylie services will be Friday, June 6. Location and time pending. For service information, call 972....
Ruby Jean Neal
Funeral services for Ruby Jean Neal, 53, of Copeville, were held May 28, 2003, at Hurst’s Fielder-Baker Chapel in Farmersville.
Interment followed in the Nevada Cemetery in Nevada.
Arrangements under the direction of Hurst’s Fielder-Baker Funeral Home, Inc. of Farmersville.
The Rev. Bart Barber officiated.
Mrs. Neal died May 25 in Copeville.
She was born Oct. 15, 1949, in Greenville to R.L. and Charlotte Turney. She was married to Bobby R. Neal on Feb. 26, 1966, in Nevada. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Bobby R. Neal of Copeville; daughters, Cynthia Ruder of Richardson, Tammy Gray of Nevada and Stacy Tutt of Copeville; son, Bobby W. Neal of Rowlett; parents, R.L. and Charlotte Turney of Josephine, brothers, Joe Turney of Josephine, Mike Turney of Nevada and Danny Turney of Murphy; and eight grandchildren.
Ricky Lee Brashears
Funeral services for Ricky Lee Brashears, 38, of Wylie, were held May 30, 2003, at First Baptist Church of Sachse.
Interment followed in the Sachse Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home of Sachse.
The Rev. Greg Dills officiated.
Mr. Brashears died May 23.
Survivors include his wife, Kari Brashears; sons, Nathaniel Brashears and Zachary Brashears; mother, Joyce Brashears and brother, Rocky Brashears.
The family requests memorials be made to PreSchool and Children’s Ministry, First Baptist Church of Sachse, 2412 S. Third, Sachse, TX 75048.
Melva Raye Toland
Funeral services for Melva Raye Toland, 79, of Plano, were held May 27, 2003, at Allen Funeral Home in Wylie.
Interment followed in the Wylie Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Allen Funeral Home of Wylie.
Dr. A.L. Draper officiated.
Mrs. Toland died May 26 in Plano.
She was born July 21, 1923, in Mangum, Okla. to Bud R. and Nora Lee (Carslile) Miller.
Survivors include her son, Mike Toland of Arlington; daughter, Donna Clark of Wylie; grandchildren, Randy and Jolene Cox of Dallas, Vickie Nelson of McKinney, Brenda and Steve McKinnie of Wylie, Mark and Bonnie Cox of Wylie, and Vonda and Eddie Griffin of Wylie; and .11 great grandchildren.
James Luther Steelman
Funeral services for James Luther Steelman, 64, of Kaufman, were held May 23, 2003, at Allen Funeral Home in Wylie.
Interment followed at the Wylie Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Allen Funeral Home.
The Rev. Tommy Jenkins officiated.
Mr. Steelman died May 20 at his residence.
He was born Dec. 24, 1938, in Sulphur Springs to Luther Bennett Steelman and Daisy Violet Hall Steelman. He was a retired mechanic for the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office.
Survivors include his wife, Mona Nell Morgan Steelman of Kaufman; son, Matthew Steelman of Wills Point; daughters, Delila Steelman Hickman of Quitman and Melissa Steelman of Wills Point; mother, Daisy Violet Hall Steelman of Lavon; brothers, Kenneth Steelman of Wylie, Leslie Daniel Steelman of Mesquite, Jerry Dan Steelman of Copeville and Archie Ben Steelman, of Copeville; sisters, Mamie Lois Watson of Dallas, Pauline Davis of Irving and Susie Simmons of Wylie; step-children, Vic Eubanks, Wayne Eubanks and Monzetta Shoemaker, all of Kaufman, Alfred Aleman of Irving and Ace Aleman of Dallas; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Luther Bennett Steelman, and his sister, Lou Ellen Steelman Dunan.
George Harroll White
Funeral services for George Harroll White, 90, of Wylie, were held May 13, 2003, at the First Baptist Church of Lucas.
Interment followed at the Blue Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Allen Funeral Home.
The Rev. Myron Rettberg officiated.
Mr. White died May 10 in Garland.
He was born Oct, 6, 1912, in Farmersville to Dave and Melinda (Brashear) White.
He retired from the Wylie Independent School District and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lucas.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Belle White.
Survivors include daughters, Bonnie Petchulat of Garland and Sue Simmons of Wylie; sons, Dwayne White of Wylie and Billy White of Ben Wheeler; sister, Mary Green of Blue Ridge, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Herman Arlist Dempsey
Funeral Herman Arlist Dempsey died May 17, 2003.
He was born Sept. 27, 1914, in Cuthand in Red River County to Bill Lewis and Almeda Parolee Parker Dempsey. The family moved to Wylie in 1915. His great grandparents came to north Wylie in 1890.
In 1931, he joined First Baptist Church Wylie and in July 1938, he married Agnes Burns, who had also joined FBC Wylie in 1931. They wed in a church ceremony conducted by the Rev. Joe McDowell. The couple have been members of the church for 72 years.
He was a farmer for several years before moving his family to town in 1949.
Mr. Dempsey’s parents ran the Mom and Pop grocery and gas station at the corner of Marble and Ballard Streets where Inwood Bank is now located. After retiring from the farm, Mr. and Mrs. Dempsey ran the store for a while before selling to the bank developers.
He worked for Lone Star Gas in Garland Meter Shop and retired after 25 years.
According to his family, Mr. Dempsey loved his church, his family and his friends dearly. He had many things he enjoyed doing, they said. He served as a volunteer firemen from 1950 to 1973, was a member of the Wylie Lions Club and loved to boat and ski at lake Lavon. He also liked to fish and hunt.
Survivors include his wife, Agnes; two daughters, Gail Clemmons of Wylie and Beverly Yates, and her husband Dick, of The Colony; grandchildren, Blake Clemmons, and his wife, Deborah, of Wylie, Camile McCue and her husband, Mike, of Henderson, Nev., and Marcus Moody and his wife, Autumn, of San Antonio; great grandchildren, Nickolas, Dana, Jason and Christopher Clemmons, Ian McCue and Macy and Marshall Moody; one sister, Ora B. (Allie) Porter of Allen; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, four sisters and one grandson, Craig Clemmons.
Funeral services were held May 20 at First Baptist Church Wylie with Dr. A.L. Draper officiating.
Interment followed at Kreymer Cemetery under the direction of Allen Funeral.
Buena Boyd Charles
Buena Boyd Charles, fondly known as Charlie, died May 15, 2003, at the Rockwall Nursing Home where she had been a resident for several years.
Graveside services were held at Cottonwood Cemetery May 16. Arrangements were under the direction of Allen Funeral Home.
Mrs. Charles was born March 23, 1912 in Sachse.She lived most of her adult life in Dallas where she was a hairdresser at Neiman Marcus’ downtown location. According to her family, she will be remembered for her cheerful smile and her caring and generous heart.
She was an accomplished pianist and loved music.
Mrs. Charles was preceded in death by her husband Francis Charles; two brothers, Chelsey Boyd nd A.D. Boyd; two sisters, Pauline Deal and Loree Morrow; and her parents, George W. and Emma Leila Boyd.
Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews who cared for her in her declining years.
John A. Scanlon
John A. Scanlon died May 17, 2003, at his home in Allen.
Mr. Scanlon was born Dec. 10, 1928, in Chicago, Ill.
CPO Scanlon served more than 21 years in the U.S. Navy before retiring from the service in 1967.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Seabourn Scanlon; sons, John P. Scanlon and his wife, Gale, and William Scanlon and his wife, Lois; daughter Sara Waldon and her husband, Larry; nine grandchildren, father-in-law, James Seabourn; and sister-in-law, Suzanne Seabourn Chaney and her husband, Bob.
Arrangements are under the direction of Allen Funeral Home of Wylie.
Maude Evelyn McAbee
Funeral services for Maude Evelyn McAbee were held May 9, 2003, in the Draper Chapel of First Baptist Church Wylie.
Dr. A.L. Draper officiated.
Interment followed at the Wylie Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Allen Funeral Home.
Mrs. McAbee, 95, of Wylie, died May 7 in Plano.
She was born Oct. 14, 1907, in Denison to McCoy Garfield and Bessie (Bell) Roach.
She worked for many years as a salesclerk for Douthitt Variety Store in downtown Wylie. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Wylie.
Survivors include her son, Gary McABee of Bedford; three grandchildren, four great grandchildren and five great, great grandchildren.
Hershel Tillman Williams
Graveside services for Hershel Tillman Williams, 80, of West Tawakoni, were held May 3, 2003 at the Wylie Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Allen Funeral Home.
Mr. Williams died April 30 in Greenville.
He was born March 16, 1923 in Collin County to Tillman and Lena (Rowell) Williams. He married Mary Margaret Gray on Feb. 8, 1982 in Tawakoni.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Williams of West Tawakoni; sons, Neal Williams of Kerens and Gerald Williams of Murchison; daughters, Louise Norris of Terrell, Glades Bransted of Copperas Cove and Hershel Lynn Human of West Tawakoni; brother, T.W. Williams of Wylie; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Albert W. Whitesell, Jr.
Funeral services for Albert W. Whitesell, Jr., 72, of Royse City, were held April 30, 2003 at the Faith Temple Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Allen Funeral Home.
The Rev. Greg Byrd officiated.
Mr. Whitesell died April 28 in Garland.
He was born Oct. 3, 1930 in Mt. View, Okla. to Albert W. Whitesell, Sr. and Tex Anna (Ward) Whitesell. He was married on Nov. 1, 1950 to Bernice Crow in Caddo, Okla.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice Whitesell of Royse City; daughters, Dianne Spisak of Murphy and Joanne Whitesell of Rowlett; son, Albert Westley Whitesell III of Garland; sisters, Georgia Hancock of Garland, Etta Houck of Fresno, Patsy Payne of Granbury and Carol Bloomfield of Fort Worth; brothers, Johnny Whitesell of Rowlett and Jerry Whitesell of Calera, Okla.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Kenneth Arnold Ford
Funeral services for Kenneth Arnold Ford, 67, of Wylie, were held May 2, 2003 at the First United Methodist Church of Sachse.
Arrangements under the direction of Allen Funeral Home of Wylie.
Mr. Ford died peacefully at his home on April 29 with his wife and family around him. He had suffered from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis for the last four years.
He was born Aug. 20, 1935 in Tyne Valley, Prince Edward Island, Canada. He was a member of the Wylie Masonic Lodge and a Flying Fez Shriner of the Hella Temple, volunteering his time to fly burned children to the Shriners Hospital in Galveston. He loved to fly his Bonanza airplane and ride his motorcycle.
Mr. Ford was the former owner of the Western Auto Store in Wylie for 22 years, and enjoyed meeting his friends at McDonald’s before going to work. He loved his visits back to P.E.I. for the great lobster feasts, and he will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, his family said.
Survivors include his wife, Noreen Ford; daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Doug Doig, Linda and Pete Arsenault, Brenda and Jeff Richards, Katrina and Denver Jackson and Kara and Derek Mason; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services for Bill Akin, 78, of Wylie, were held May 6, 2003, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in McKinney. The Rev. Thomas Maynard officiated with interment following at Ridgeview Memorial Park.
Mr. Akin died May 3 in Wylie.
He was born Feb. 25, 1925 in Collin County to Charlie Boyd and Lillie Mae (Chapman) Akin. He was a painter and a member of First Baptist Church of Sachse.
He is survived by brothers, Thomas Akin of Wylie, Joe Akin of Nevada, Kermit “Pete” Akin of Garland and Jerry Akin of Austin; and sisters, Lucy Payne and Mary Payne, both of Princeton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Herman Akin and sisters, Opal Luoma and Gertrude Gidney.