Arthur Newton McGuire
Funeral services for Arthur Newton McGuire, 76, of Nevada, were held Sept. 24, 2003, at First Baptist Church of Lavon.
Interment followed in the Thompson Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of Allen Funeral Home of Wylie.
The Rev. Clint Bratcher officiated.
Mr. McGuire died Sept. 22 in Garland.
He was born July 17, 1927 in Lavon to Robert N. and Winnie J. (Graham) McGuire.
He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War.
Survivors include his daughter, Barbara J. Story of Nevada; sons, Haskell Patton of Garland, Robert McGuire of Janesville, Minn., and Tony McGuire of Sapulpa, Okla.; brother, Calvin McGuire of Houston; seven grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Robbie M. Phipps Zetzman
Funeral services for Robbie M. Phipps Zetzman, 99, of Princeton,were held Sept. 28, 2003, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel. Interment followed at Ridgeview Memorial Park.
The Rev. Danny Buster officiated.
Mrs. Zetzman died Sept. 22 in Princeton.
She was born June 30, 1904, in Unitia to Robert M. and Mary Caroline (Whitlock) Jackson. She married Haskell Phipps Dec. 24, 1932, in Hugo, Okla. Later, she married Hugo Max Zetzman Aug. 5, 1972, in Abilene.
On March 3, 1931, she was appointed Postmaster at Lake Creek, serving 20 years. In 1948, she was appointed Secretary for the Texas Branch of the National League of District Postmasters. She resigned from the Lake Creek Post Office as Postmaster, and from the National League organization June 30, 1951. She then moved to Abilene, and on July 1, 1951, became a postal clerk in Abilene. She retired from postal service Oct. 31, 1969.
Mrs. Zetzman was a member of the North Baptist Church in McKinney.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Janell Phipps of McKinney; grandchildren, Michael R. Phipps of Richardson, Charles L. Phipps of McKinney, Dale L. Phipps of Murphy, Christy Tucker of Gunter, Sharron Smith and Kenneth Mehring, both of California; great-grandchildren, Colby, Cody and Chad Tucker; Tyler Phipps, Hayden Phipps, Sophia Phipps, Graham Phipps, and Jamie Shimek; and brother, Wayne Jackson of Cooper.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; son, Harmon H. Phipps, Jr.; daughter, Evelyn Mehring; grandson-in-law, Martin Tucker; great-grandson, Jeremy Wilson; two step-sons, Marion Zetzman and Bobby Max Zetzman; two sisters and four brothers.
Robert A. Zaha
Graveside services for Robert A. Zaha, 48, were held Sept. 15, 2003, at Keller Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Riley officiating.
Mr. Zaha died Sept. 12 at his residence in Ardmore, Okla.
He was born Sept. 26, 1954, in Aurora, Ill., to Gustine and Barbara Jones Zaha. He and the former Beth Wiley were married Aug. 10, 1974, in Aurora, Ill.
Mr. Zaha moved to Ardmore, Okla., in 1994. He had previously lived in Wylie. He was a contract manager with the Ardmore school district, a member of the VNA Pool League and of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Beth; sons, Michael Zaha and his wife, Mary, of Farmersville; Keith Zaha and his wife, Larra, of Lone Grove, Okla., and Phillip Zaha and his wife, Jennifer, of Lewisville; brother Richard Zaha of Aurora, Ill.; sisters, Linda Bowers of Dickson, Tenn., and Lori Matthews of Aurora, Ill.; one granddaughter, McKenzie Alaine Zaha; and his parents, Gustine and Barbara Zaha.
Services were under the direction of the Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home in Ardmore, Okla.
Martha Nell Wilson
Funeral services for Martha Nell Wilson, 67, of Wylie, were held Sept. 10, 2003, at Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment followed in Sachse Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home.
The Rev. Roger Mattox officiated.
Mrs. Wilson died Sept. 8 at her home following an extended illness.
She was born March 8, 1936, in Fort Coffee, Okla., to Amos and Johnnie (Cagle) Anderson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, several brothers and sisters, and two grandchildren, Tonya Nicole and Christy Dawn Moss.
Survivors include two sons, Ronnie Moss of Fort Smith, Ark., and David Moss of Rockwall; daughter, Doris Moss-Hammond of Wylie; four grandchildren, Bryan Bailey, Michelle Bise, Shannon Barrett and Michael Moss; four great-grandchildren, LaCrista Barrett, Caleb Bise, Chelsey and Katie Bailey; two sisters, Ruby Autry and Marlene Neal, and two brothers, Gene Anderson and Dewayne Anderson.
Raymond Edward Hale
A memorial service for Raymond Edward Hale, 59, was held Sept. 16, 2003, at Allen Funeral Home Chapel in Wylie with Dr. Dan Rainey officiating.
Mr. Hale died Sept. 13.
He was born Oct. 11, 1944.
Survivors include his daughters, Renee Bond and Stephanie Hodges; brother, Doug Hale; and sisters, Patricia Parrish and Carolyn Shore.
Thomas Albert Myers
Funeral services for Thomas Albert Myers, 73, of Plano, were held Sept. 14, 2003, at Allen Funeral Home Chapel in Wylie. The Rev. John Tomlinson officiated.
Mr. Myers died Sept. 13 at his Plano residence.
He was born July 25, 1930, in Vermillion, S.D., to Thomas Albert and Anna Elizabeth (Adams) Myers. He was retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1970. He had fought in both the Korean and Vietnam wars.
After leaving the Marine Corps, Mr. Myers worked for Texas Instruments where he was an electrical engineer. He retired from TI.
Survivors by his wife, Deloris A. Sweeney Myers of Plano; son Ronnie Rogers of Wylie; daughters, Sherri Lockey of Plano and Susan Galvez of Culleoka; and brother John Myers of Wayne, Penn.; 14 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Joel Scott will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at First Assembly of God of Wylie, 207 College St. The Revs. Jerry North, James Brown and Jim Laudell will officiate. Interment will follow at Wylie Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Allen Funeral Home, 508 Masters.
Mr. Scott was born Aug. 26, 1961, in Dallas to Warren Vanoy and Edith Fay (Rhodes) Scott. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret; daughter, Miranda, and son, Austin; Wylie; brother, Ronnie Scott of Wylie; sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Mike Rawlings of Greenville; step-mother, Kathryn Scott of Garland; in-laws, Utah and Bobbie McKay of Powderly; four sisters-in-law and their spouses; and many nieces and nephews.
Henry L. Bridgefarmer
Henry L. Bridgefarmer, age 83, of McKinney, died Sept. 6, 2003, at North Central Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 28, 1919, in Collin County to Wesley Christian and Eula Belle (Proffitt) Bridgefarmer and was the grandson of the late Dr. D.E. Bridgefarmer.
On Jan. 4, 1942, he married Merle Beaty in Las Vegas, Nev.
Mr. Bridgefarmer served in the United States Army Air Corps and was a veteran of World War II. He was a farmer and had a trucking business. He was a Scottish Rite and Shriner Mason and a member of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Merle Bridgefarmer of McKinney; daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Charles Davis of Garland; son, Donnie Bridgefarmer of Richardson; grandson, Chuck Davis and his wife, Teri of Lowry Crossing; granddaughter, Shannon O’Keefe and her husband, Patrick of Lewisville; great-granddaughter, Sarah Davis, also of Lowry Crossing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Gene Bridgefarmer.
Funeral services were held Sept. 9, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with the Rev. Ed Spivey officiating.
Interment followed at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home of McKinney.
Truddy Darnell Dorris
Funeral services for Truddy Darnell Dorris, 58, of Wylie, were held Aug. 30, 2003, at the Allen Funeral Home in Wylie.
Interment followed at Wylie Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Allen Funeral Home.
The Rev. Ben Loring officiated.
Mrs. Dorris died Aug. 28 in Rowlett.
She was born July 13, 1945, in McKinney to Elmer W. Brown and Nell Sene Capps. She was married on July 11, 1962, to Henry A. Dorris in New Port, RI.
She had worked for Hartford Insurance as an adjustor and was a member of the Richland Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Henry A. Dorris of Wylie; daughter, Angela D. Deal of Norco, Calif.; sons, Henry Dorris II of Arlington and Victor Dorris of Wylie; mother, Nell Sene Haney of Wylie; brother, James Patrick Haney of Hernando, Miss., and three grandchildren, Bradley Neal of Arlington, Nathan Deal of Norco, Calif. and Lauren Dorris of Wylie.
Lena Young Davis
Funeral services for Lena Young Davis were held Sept. 5, 2003, at the Allen Funeral Home Chapel in Wylie.
Interment followed at Restland Memorial Park. Arrangements were under the direction of Allen Funeral Home.
Mrs. Davis died Sept. 2 in Plano.
Survivors include he husband of 60 years, Emory Davis; daughter, Dyann Turner; son, Darrell Davis; grandson, Michael Turner; sisters, Frances Killough and Nettie Rose; and brother, Steve Young.
Ona Talley Payne
A memorial service for Ona Talley Payne, 74, of Denver City, formerly of Sachse, was held Sept. 2, 2003, at Resthaven’s Mausoleum Chapel in Lubbock.
Entombment followed at Resthaven’s Mausoleum. Arrangements were under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home in Lubbock.
Mrs. Payne died Aug. 29 in Dallas.
She was the eldest daughter of T.C. and Lillie Dale (Mayfield) Talley. She married Fred Z. Payne on Oct. 5, 1949, in Alvin. They lived many years in Morton and Muleshoe before moving to Sachse and then to Denver City in 1993.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Fred Z. Payne, of Denver City; son, Fred Zeb Payne III and his wife, Kimberlee, of Sachse; daughter, Sandra Davidson and her husband, Anthony, of Plano; three granddaughters, Ariel Payne, Amber Davidson and Nichole Davidson; sister, Imogene Fennell of Laurinburg, N.C.; and five brothers, Monroe Talley of Brownfield, Charles Talley of Quinlan, Melvin Talley of Sachse, Roy Talley of Garland and Tommy Talley of Quinlan.
George Lee Flint, Sr.
George Lee Flint, Sr., 85, died Aug. 26, 2003, at Baylor Medical Center in Garland after a brief illness. Prior to residing at Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home in Wylie, he had lived in Arlington for almost 50 years.
He was born May 26, 1918, in Highland Park, Mich., to Carl Chauncy and Elizabeth May (Lee) Flint. He graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich., in 1942 with a degree in chemical engineering.
Mr. Flint married Eloise Maxine Gasaway April 20, 1944, in New York City, where he later worked at Columbia University separating isotopes for the atomic bomb, which later became the “Manhattan Project.”
After the war, he worked for the parent company of LTV, Chance Vought, where he procured titanium that was used for the tail section of the Crusader, a Navy fighter used in the Vietnam War. After retiring in the 1960s, Mr. Flint and his wife enjoyed traveling between their home in Arlington and their cabin in Port Bolivar.
He is preceded in death by his parents and wife. Survivors include four sons, George Lee Flint, Jr. and Richard Eugene Flint, both of San Antonio, Michael Albert Flint of Mont Vernon, N.H., and Robert Carl Flint of Wylie; one grandson, Elliott Christopher Flint of Wylie; and five granddaughters, Christine Flint Canterbury of Seattle, Wash.; Deborah Lee Flint of Round Rock; Kathryn Flint Weaver; Elizabeth Flint and Victoria Flint, all of San Antonio; two great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters.
Arlington Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mary Naomi Scanlan
Funeral services for Mary Naomi Scanlan, 88, of St. Paul, were held Sept. 3, 2003, at the First Baptist Church in Wylie. Interment followed at St. Paul Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Allen Funeral Home.
Mrs. Scanlan died Aug. 31 in Rowlett.
She was born Sept. 13, 1914in Savoy to William Joseph and Mattie Caldona (Layman) Hodges. She was a longtime resident of the Wylie area and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wylie.
Mrs. Scanlan was a retired nurse and had graduated from the St. Paul School of Nursing in 1936.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Michael Scanlan.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, John and Paula Scanlan of St. Paul; daughter, Mary Jo Scanlan of St. Paul; grandsons, John Todd Scanlan, Jerry Phillip Scanlan and Kenneth Wayne Scanlan; and three great-grandchildren, Michael Clifford Scanlan, Christopher Scott Scanlan and Brenna Danielle Scanlan.
Funeral services for V.B. Smith, 75, of Celeste, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at Hurst's Fielder-Baker Chapel in Farmersville.
Minister Tom Gauner will officiate with interment following at Green Acres Memorial Gardens in Tulsa, Okla.
Mr. Smith died Sept. 2 at Presbyterian Hospital of Greenville.
He was born July 25, 1928, in Perryton to Virgil Burr and Cora Lee Bailey Smith. He married Jean Smith on Jan. 20, 1984 in Miami, Okla.
He was a steel machinist.
Survivors include his wife, Jean, of Celeste; step-daughters, Carlene Foster of Russellville, Ark., and Glinda Brookshire of Merit; son, Doug Smith of Tulsa, Okla.; step-son Gary Dale Smith of Merit; sister, Juanita Cook of Amarillo; grandchildren, Dustin Smith, Drough Smith and Jeremy Smith, all of Tulsa; and one great grandchild, Griffin Smith.
Julia ‘Judy’ Pearl LaPorte
A memorial service for Julia “Judy” Pearl LaPorte of Ardmore, Okla., will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at First Christian Church of Wylie.
Interment will be in Hennessey, Okla.
She was born in Fort Myers, Fla., on Feb. 11, 1928, to John Henry and Julia Ann Hunter Surrency. She married Edward T. LaPorte on May 9, 1961, in Gainesville.
She lived for a number of years in the Oklahoma City and Wylie areas and retired from the Federal Aviation Agency.
According to her family, she was a loving, wife, mother and grandmother who loved to entertain her friends and family. Her hobbies included cooking, reading, arts and crafts, sewing and shopping.
She was a member of the First Christian Church of Marrietta and a long-time member of Delta Theta Chi.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers: Hilton, Earl, Harvey and Buford Surrency, and great granddaughter, Emily Fuller.
Survivors include her husband, Edward L. LaPorte of Ardmore, Okla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Lynn Elmore of Ardmore; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Darlene LaPorte of Burbank, Calif.; four grandchildren, Sean Fuller and his wife, Christine, Shea Fuller, Jason LaPorte and his wife, Lisa, and Ashley LaPorte; four great grandchildren, Seth, Lydia and Deanna Fuller and Kelli LaPorte; and a favorite niece, Glenda Surrency and her children, David and Julianna. She is also survived by a number of brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Mass for Delfina Bretado, 39, of Royse City, was held Aug. 29, 2003, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Wylie.
Interment followed at St. Paul Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Allen Funeral Home of Wylie. Father Loyd Morris officiated.
Mrs. Bretado died Aug. 25 in Rowlett.
She was born Sept. 17, 1963, in Floresville to Louis Casanova and Ramona (Pantoja) Delgado. She married Javier Bretado Feb. 14, 1982.
She was employed at Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home in Wylie and was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, Javier Bretado of Royse City; son, Anthony Bretado and daughter, Felicia Bretado, both of Royse City; sisters, Delia Delgado, Manuelita Aparicio, Guadalupe Barbosa, Rosalinda Almendarez and Gloria Nolasco and brother, Miguel Delgado.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Maria Elva Frias and three brothers, Joe Delgado, Albert Delgado and Danny Delgado.
Paul L. Sternenberg, Jr.
Memorial services for Paul L. Sternenberg, Jr. were held Aug. 26, 2003, at the Grace Evangelical Free Church in Lucas. Interment was in Ridgeview Memorial Park under direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Mr. Sternenberg, 78, of Allen, died Aug. 22 in Allen. He was born Aug. 8, 1925, in Dallas to Paul L. and Alice (Mann) Sternenberg, Sr.
He married Barbara Ruth Bowen on Aug. 6, 1949, in Dallas. He retired from Johnson & Johnson. He was active in missions and teaching, particularly with Prison Ministries.
Survivors include his son, Paul L. Sternenberg, III. and wife, Darcie of Jackson, Ore.; daughters, Becki Finlbeiner and husband Steve of Corte Madera, Calif., Cathi Gorman and husband Mike of McKinney, and Vicki Abbott and husband Larry of Fairview; eight grandchildren; sisters, Gladys Hare of Houston, Jean Shamburger of Fort Worth, and Alice Wilks of Houston.
Memorials may be made to the Dallas Theological Seminary, 3499 Swiss Ave., Dallas, Texas 75204.