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Ruth Elaine Klingenberg

October 27, 1940 - May 23, 2022

Ruth Elaine Klingenberg, born 10/27/1940, precious wife of Robert William Klingenberg, went to be with her Lord on 5/23/2022 after a long battle with Parkinson's. She was 81 years old. Bob and his beloved Ruthie were married 61 years. She was the love of his life and he the love of her life. Bob and Ruth were preceded to Heaven by their beloved daughters Mary Jane Nourse and Jacqueline Dawn...
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Eleanor Sutherland

July 31, 1932 - May 20, 2022

Sutherland, Eleanor Warner Dewey Peacefully left this world to be with the Lord on May 20, 2022, aged 89. She was born July 31, 1932, in Easton, MD, and graduated Bryn Mawr College with a degree in music theory. She is survived by sons Albert and John; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services will be held at Christ Episcopal Church in Luray, VA, on June 11 at 11:00am
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Peggy Rose Bates

March 25, 1950 - May 19, 2022

Peggy Rose Bates, age 72 of Blue Ridge, Texas, passed away on May 19, 2022 in Farmersville, Texas. She was born on March 25, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois to Joseph and Florence (Kushner) Manning. Peggy married Loyd Bates on December 11, 1970 at the Verona Methodist Church in Verona, Texas. She was a member of Snowhill Baptist Church in Farmersville. Peggy worked for the Princeton ISD for many...
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Katherine "Katie" Louise Cash

June 22, 1977 - May 12, 2022

Katherine "Katie" Louise Cash, 44, of Wylie, TX passed away on May 12th, 2022. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Katie was preceded in death by her parents, Katherine Rush and Blake Rush, her grandfather Andrew Orth and her aunt and uncle, Dick and Kitty Scharlach. She is survived by her four children, David, Katlyn, Jennifer and Jimmy as well as her stepfather, Rene Villarreal,...
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Helen Webster

October 23, 1928 - May 11, 2022


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Emma "Kathy" Abner

January 26, 1956 - May 10, 2022

Emma Katherine "Kathy" Abner, 68 years old, of Van Alstyne, Texas passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.She was born in January 1954 in Cincinnati, Ohio, daughter of the late Abner and Emma Lykins (Leonard). She is survived by her son, Dwayne Holland and his wife Jennie; 3 grandsons: Tyler, Teyton and Jesse; a sister, Connie Lykins; and a brother, Carl Lykins and his wife, Karen; and...
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Kathleen Gerwig Houston

March 13, 1957 - May 9, 2022

Kathleen Ann Gerwig Houston, age 65, loving mother of four, and adoring wife to husband John L. Houston, passed away on May 9th, 2022, in her family home in McKinney, Texas, after a courageous battle with cancer. Kathleen was born on March 13th, 1957, in Kansas City, Missouri, to her mother, Julia D. Gerwig and to her father, John W. Gerwig. Her passion as a youth was barrel racing and...
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Janice Norrell

April 12, 1944 - May 3, 2022

Janice Carol Williams Norrell ended her earthly sojourn in the afternoon on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. She was peaceful and surrounded by her family who love her. Janice was born to Joe and Reba Williams on April 12, 1944, at Baylor Maternity Hospital in Dallas, Texas. She grew up in Dallas and graduated from W.W. Samuel High School. She attended North Texas University, University of Texas at...
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Pacita M Cano

March 12, 1933 - April 26, 2022

Pacita M. Cano passed away peacefully at 89 on Tuesday, April 26th, 2022, in McKinney, TX. She was loved and surrounded by her family and friends in the comfort of her home. She was predeceased by her parents, Alfonso & Marta; her siblings Corazon, Temotea, Rufina, and Jack; her husband Victorino; and her son Nazareth. Pacita is survived by her daughter Arleen; daughter-in-law Lynne; her...
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Fernando Antonio Carrillo

October 7, 2001 - April 17, 2022

Fernando Antonio Carrillo of Mckinney, Tx. Passed away on April 17, 2022 at the age of 20. Fernando was born on October 7, 2001 to Maria Garcia and Antonio Carrillo in Fort Myers, Florida. Fernando was a loving son, brother, grandson and friend. He loved playing soccer, driving fast cars and loved eating pizza, he also loved spending time with his family especially with his niece and nephew....
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James Bernard Crain, lll

April 6, 1943 - April 16, 2022

James ("Jim") Bernard Crain III of Fairview, Texas, age 79, passed away April 18, 2022. Memorial Services will be held Sunday, May 15th at 2:00 – 5:00PM at Friendship Baptist Church in Fairview, Texas. Jim loved most his family, community and country. He deeply cherished his wife of 50 years, always beholding her with a sweet smile and a kiss on the hand! He was proud of his children and...
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Bobby Thomas Quinten

September 2, 1937 - April 9, 2022

Bobby "Bob" Thomas Quinten, age 84 of Fannin County, Texas, passed away on April 9, 2022. He was born on September 2, 1937 in Sherman, Texas to Grover and Dorothy (Payne) Quinten. Bobby graduated from Sherman High School in 1956 where he played multiple sports and especially excelled in baseball. Prior to graduating high school, he joined the National Guard in which he went on to serve for eight...
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Sonya Davidson

December 28, 1960 - April 8, 2022

Sonya Davidson- our "Sunny", of Allen, TX was born on December 28, 1960. She was called to her heavenly home and passed peacefully on Friday April 8, 2022. She was preceded by and the daughter of Sharron and Jerry Martin, and Steve Buckner. She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Brig and her four children, Johnathan, Katharine, Cortland, and Brandon. Her daughter in laws, Alex and...
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Jeretta Shewmaker

November 3, 1947 - April 7, 2022

Jeretta Shewmaker of Hurst, Texas left us to enter the presence of Christ on April 7, 2022. She is survived by her mother, Ulana Scarbro and two sons Ron Greene and Jeremy Compton.
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Victoria Elizabeth Treadway

December 2, 1952 - March 31, 2022

Vikki Treadway passed away after a long illness on Thursday morning, March 31. She had a giving soul and was known for her infectious laughter and witty sense of humor. She always helped out those in need and was very active in her church and her community. She sang with the church choir, played in the handbell choir, and previously sang with the Dallas Symphony Chorus. She was a retired...
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Naoma Florence Moore

January 3, 1922 - March 30, 2022

Naoma Moore, age 100, of McKinney, went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, March 30, 2022. She was a member of Community North Baptist Church. She was born in Princeton, Texas, on January 3, 1922, to Henry and Mable Helton. She married William "Bill" Moore on December 25, 1942. She was a woman of deep faith, believing in the power and strength of Jesus Christ's love and grace and the...
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Caroline Lee Jones

August 28, 1941 - March 30, 2022

Caroline Lee Jones, age 80, of Princeton, Texas, passed away on March 30, 2022 in Princeton, Texas in the comfort of her home surrounded by family. She was born August 28, 1941 to Ezekial Miles and Mattie Lee (Evans) Whitmire in Aledo, Texas. Caroline loved spending time with her family and friends, cooking holiday meals and playing Bingo. She is survived by sister Helen McBride of Princeton,...
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Dorothy May Adams

March 23, 1931 - March 20, 2022

Dorothy May Adams, age 90 of Princeton, Texas passed away on March 20, 2022 in Princeton. She was born on March 23, 1931 in San Angelo, Texas to Horace and Neva (Swanson) Herndon. Dorothy worked as a keypunch operator for the U.S.P.S. in Dallas for over twenty years. She was of the Christian faith, and she loved reading, doing word search puzzles, and for several years, crocheting. Dorothy is...
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Juan Rey Alvarez

January 6, 1970 - March 6, 2022

Juan Rey Alvarez, of McKinney, TX, was born to Jose and Martina Alvarez in Edinburg, TX on January 6, 1970. He passed away at the age of 52 on March 6, 2022. He was an extremely dedicated, hard-working employee at Waste Connections for the past 20 years. Rey was blessed with a large and loving family. He was married to his wife, Crystal Alvarez, for 13 years. Rey was a strong, kind, loving,...
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Estelle Magana Arauza

February 19, 1940 - March 5, 2022

Estelle Arauza was born in Houston, Texas on February 19, 1940. She passed lovingly into the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on March 5, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. She was 82 years old. Stella Arauza was a devoted mother and wife who taught English as a second language at Plumas Unified School District in Portola, California, a place that was always been near and dear to her heart....
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Ruthie Tobias

June 11, 1942 - March 3, 2022

Ruth (Ruthie) Nell Tobias, age 79, passed away March 3rd, 2022. She was born June 11, 1942 in Independence, Louisiana to Vida and Samuel Morgan. She married Charles Barron, in 1959 and had 8 children-Charles Franklin Jr. (Vicki), David Wilson, Samuel William (preceded in death in 2018) Julie Kay (Brian), Kenneth Wayne, Timothy Richard (preceded in death in 1970), Wendy Kay, and Cynthia Kay (Chad...
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Cody Lane Stanek

February 10, 2000 - March 2, 2022

Cody Lane Stanek, 22, of Princeton, Texas passed away peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Dallas, Texas on February 10, 2000, to Wendy Weinman- Gumpert. Cody was a wonderful father to his daughter, Kaylyn Lee Grace Stanek and his son, Braylon Lane Stanek. He was an amazing son, brother, and friend to all....
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David Douglas Hedrick

July 31, 1949 - February 24, 2022

David Douglas Hedrick, age 72 of Princeton, Texas, passed away on February 24, 2022. He was born on July 31, 1949 in Germany to Charles and Katharina (Potsinger) Hedrick. David had lived in Princeton for ten years, and he had worked as a steel detailer for forty years. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. David was of the Christian faith, and he was a loving father, brother, and friend. ...
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Connie Bernice Seymour

November 25, 1962 - February 22, 2022

Connie Bernice Seymour, 59, of McKinney, Texas passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, surrounded by her family and loved ones, praying her into the arms of Jesus and into the Kingdom of Heaven. Connie was born in Torrance, California and grew up in the Houston, Texas area. She served the community as an educator, teaching elementary school children for 27 years before retiring,...
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Apolinar "Paul" Ramirez

January 8, 1936 - February 21, 2022

Apolinar "Paul" Ramirez, age 86 of Plano, Texas, passed away on February 21, 2022 in McKinney, Texas. He was born on January 8, 1936 in McKinney, Texas to Philipe and Pasquala (Holguin) Ramirez. Apolinar married Delores Sanchez in 1954. He worked as a concrete mason for over 50 years and was a member of the Catholic faith. Dad lived a hard life and was blessed with many children and...
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Aerolyn Winter Dodge

January 21, 2022 - February 17, 2022

Little Miss Aerolyn Winter Dodge both met and left us all far too early. She came to us on January 21, 2022 at Medical City Dallas, and it was there she would also depart from us, twenty-seven short days later, on February 17, 2022. Aerolyn was loved so deeply by everyone who knew her, but especially by her parents, Robert Allen and Sandy Miller Dodge of Celeste, Texas.
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Tracey Lynnette West

November 1, 1966 - February 17, 2022

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Judy Kathleen Henson

April 10, 1945 - February 13, 2022

Judy Kathleen Henson was born on April, 10th, 1945 in Oakland, California to Eugene and Doris Turner. Judy passed away on February 13th, 2022 in Princeton, Texas. She retired from Eckerd drug. She is survived by her Daughter Angelle Snyder of Denton, Texas. Granddaughter Jennifer Stone of Wylie, Texas. Grandson Christopher Franklin of Denton, Texas. Great-grandchildren Austin and Brooklyn...
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Carelynne Johnson

March 10, 1948 - February 13, 2022

Carelynne "CJ" Price Johnson was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on March 10, 1948. She passed away peacefully in her home and surrounded by her loving family going on to glory and meeting her Lord and Savior on February 13, 2022. She was the first-born child of the late Floyd Price and Ruth Fairchild Price. She was the sister of Floyd Price, Jr. CJ graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in...
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Jose Torres

September 14, 1952 - February 11, 2022

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Mary Frances Hughes

March 7, 1932 - February 5, 2022

Mary Frances Hughes, age 89 of McKinney, Texas, passed away on February 5, 2022. She was born on March 7, 1932 in McKinney, Texas to Elmer and Ada Bell (Patterson) Wygal. Mary married George Hughes on April 10, 1964 in Colbert, Oklahoma. She worked as a supervisor for Raytheon for 35 years, and she was a member of the Church of God in McKinney. Mary was an accomplished singer. She graced the...
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Mehdi Seifi

March 21, 1930 - January 31, 2022

Mehdi Seifi passed away on January 31, 2022, at the age of 91. He was born on March 21, 1930 in Ahvaz, Iran. He married his wife, Nasrin, on November 15, 1962. In 1956, he received his law degree from Tehran University in Iran. He practiced corporate law for a while until he established his own law firm. He was recognized and respected by everyone within the judiciary system. An honest...
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Pourandokht Varjavand

September 24, 1940 - January 31, 2022

Pourandokht Varjavand of Kerman, Iran at eighty one years young passed away January 31st, 2022 at her house surrounded by her family. Pourandokht, or as some of the people who loved her most would like to call her, Maman, Madarbozorg, Poori, Khaleh, Ameh was always full of love and selflessness. Pourandokht was a women of faith of Zoroastrianism and truly lived her life by the pillars of Good...
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Linda Marie Dillard

November 25, 1956 - January 30, 2022

Linda Marie Dillard, a resident of McKinney, Texas for 23 years, passed away on January 30, 2022 at Medical City McKinney at the age 65. She was born on November 25, 1956 in Dallas, Texas to Marvin Ray and Nannie Marie (Grandstaff) Lafon. Linda graduated from Princeton High School in 1975, and she married Edwin Keith Dillard on March 13, 1982 at King Memorial Baptist Church. She loved her husband...
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Marion Edward Egger

April 28, 1934 - January 29, 2022

Marion Edward Egger was born April 28, 1934 to Ed and Emma Egger in Bigelow, Arkansas. Marion went to work for the railroad after graduating from Bigelow High School. He met the love of his life, Beth Sisler, and married her on April 16, 1954. Marion and Beth lived in Iowa, Oklahoma, and Texas as he continued his education and became a communication specialist for the railroad. Marion worked with...
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Leon 'Smitty' Stevenson

March 3, 1947 - January 24, 2022

Leon "Smitty" Stevenson was born in DeQuincy, LA on March 3, 1947. He departed this life on January 24, 2022, at Medical City Hospital in Plano, TX. He was the first-born child of the late Oscar Stevenson, Sr. and Vera Mae Grant-Stevenson. Smitty graduated Valedictorian from Grand Avenue High School in 1965. He attended Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA., where he...
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Ava May Digges

January 23, 2022 - January 23, 2022

Miss Ava May Digges was born asleep on January 23, 2022 in McKinney, Texas to parents Robert and Tori Penrose Digges. Ava is also survived by grandparents Mike and Kim Penrose and Jeff and Gilda Digges.
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Tony Mayes

July 12, 1957 - January 21, 2022

Michael Anthony (known by all as "Tony"), age 64 of Princeton, Texas was born on July 12, 1957 in Dallas, Texas to Carolyn Sue (Arney) Fisher & James Madison Mayes, Jr. Michael passed away on January 21, 2022 in McKinney, Texas He was loved and respected by many and was always willing to provide a helping hand. Emotional, high energy, and dedicated to being the best in his profession. Well...
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Jill Furness Wulf

May 24, 1950 - January 18, 2022

Beloved mother and wife, Jill Furness Wulf (71) passed away on January 18, 2022, surrounded by family. She entered this world with a grand arrival, not allowing her parents to make it across the bridge from Mud Lake, ID on route to Rexburg on May 24, 1950. She joined Jayne, Jolene, Kent, and Karen to complete the family for Jay and Esther Furness. In her early childhood, she battled and...
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Charles "Chuck" Jim Esralian

November 23, 1924 - January 17, 2022

Charles "Chuck" Jim Esralian, age 97 of McKinney, Texas, passed away on January 17, 2022. He was born on November 23, 1924 in New York City, New York to Harry and Mary (Tatigian) Esralian. Charles was a resident of McKinney since 1975 and worked as a Committee Man for General Motors (GMC) for thirty years. He served in WWII in the US Army and was a member of the Chambersville Methodist Church. ...
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Kiley Eileen Tate

June 26, 2000 - January 16, 2022

Kiley Eileen Tate, lovingly known as Lou Lou, was born in Plano, Texas at 11:26 am on June 26, 2000 and went to be with her Lord and Savior January 16, 2022. Her momma said she had the most painful birth and cried when she saw Kiley! Not because she was beautiful... Her mother says she was such an ugly baby that she could not even hold her! This was the story her mother would tell throughout...
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Jose Luis Garcia Meza

May 10, 1964 - January 13, 2022

Nacido en El Higo, Veracruz el 10 de Mayo de 1964. Hijo de Gregorio Garcia y Teresa Meza. Esposo de Carolina Casas y padre de 4 hijas, Monserrat, Jaqueline, Kimberly, y Gyselle. Falleció en T. Boone Pickens Hospice Center, Dallas, Texas el día 13 de Enero del 2022 a los cinquenta y siete años de edad, en paz y en presencia de su esposa. Fue un gran hombre, esposo, padre y amigo para muchos....
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Douglas Gallagher

July 12, 1944 - January 13, 2022

Douglas Robert Gallagher, age 77, a proud Navy Veteran, passed away Thursday, January 13th,2022, at home surrounded by his loved ones. Doug was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 12, 1944 to Virginia and Robert Gallagher. He attended St. Louis Park high school before enlisting in the U.S. Navy. While serving as an E-6 Electronics Technician Petty Officer First Class, Doug had many travels and...
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Brenda Brister

October 15, 1949 - December 29, 2021

Brenda Brister passed away after a hard-fought battle with cancer on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. She was surrounded by her family at home on the ranch in Princeton, Texas. Brenda was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas on October 15, 1949 to Andrew "Dutch" Pool and Sybil Mobley Pool. She was the youngest of 7 siblings. Brenda graduated from Rains High School in East Texas. Brenda enjoyed...
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Bonnie Jo Pignataro

August 15, 1943 - December 28, 2021

Bonnie Pignataro, loving wife, mother, grams, and friend passed away on December 28th, 2021. She was born in 1945 at Scott Air Force Base in Belleville, Illinois. Her love for her family and friends were the essence of who she was. Her joyful spirit, warmth, and love were evident. Bonnie had a great smile that made you feel welcome, you knew you were around someone special. Bonnie married Ben...
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Edgar Earl Renfro

April 6, 1939 - December 26, 2021

Edgar Earl Renfro, age 82 of McKinney, Texas, passed away on December 26, 2021 in Princeton, Texas. He was born on April 6, 1939 in McKinney to Edgar Lee and Magalene (Noblitt) Renfro. Edgar married Betty Vinson in McKinney in 1984. He worked in logistics at Kraft in Garland for over 35 years and was a member of the Christian faith. Edgar was good with his hands and enjoyed carving, woodworking,...
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Stephanie Tapulayan Poscablo

August 21, 1974 - December 24, 2021

Stephanie Tapulayan-Poscablo, aged 47, died peacefully in the arms of her family on December 24,2021 at their home in McKinney, Texas after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband Jose Wendel and her children, Jacob and Kurt. She is a devoted mother and wife. She was born in the Philippines. She has a bachelor's degree in medical technology and worked at the...
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Marilyn Armetta Dixon

May 17, 1960 - December 21, 2021

Marilyn Armetta Dixon was born on May 17, 1960 in Dallas, Texas, the daughter of George Edwin Dixon and Marilyn Jean Rowan. Marilyn loved her family and friends so much, and she loved spending time with all of them. Marilyn loved unconditionally, and she never failed to give you a big hug and tell you she loves you when she would see you. Marilyn was a very loving person that didn't meet a...
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Edilberto Chavez Fraide

February 24, 1966 - December 17, 2021

Edilberto Chavez Fraide, age 55 of Princeton, Texas was born February 24, 1966 in San Felipe, Guanajuato, Mexico to Concepcion Fraide Barrientos & Rafaela Chavez Sanchez. He passed away on December 17, 2021 in Princeton, Texas. Edilberto was a resident of Princeton for 14 years and worked as a brick layer. He loved his grandchildren and spending time with them. He was good at anything he set...
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Patricia Puckett

May 15, 1951 - December 14, 2021

Patricia Puckett, age 70 of McKinney, Texas, passed away on December 14, 2021. She was born on May 15, 1951 to Margaret and Jesse Clifton in Cincinnati, Ohio. Patricia was a veteran of the US Army and a homemaker later in life. She is survived by her son, James Jesse Evans; daughter, Dallas Ann Evans; son, Alex Ray Evans; grandchildren, Clay, Ryan, Ashley, Lindsey, Madison, Brianna, and Katelyn...
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Isaac Evan Avinger

September 4, 1925 - December 13, 2021

Lt. Col. Issac Evan Avinger, 96, of McKinney, Texas, went home to be with the Lord on December 13, 2021. Ike was born September 4, 1925 in Brownwood, Texas to Jimmie Chester Avinger and Edna Mullins Avinger. Ike was a 1943 graduate of Brownwood High and went on to attend Texas Tech University and the University of Texas where he graduated. Ike married Nilla Martin Avinger and had three...
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Fernando A. Mejia

July 1, 1957 - December 9, 2021

Fernando A. Mejia, age 64 of The Colony, Texas, passed away on December 9, 2021 in Frisco, Texas. He was born on July 1, 1957 in Colombia to Reynaldo Mejia and Martha Gonzalez. Fernando worked for over 25 years as a chef and construction worker. On November 18, 1978 he married Maria Eugenia Cano in Colombia. His true passion was cooking and his other love- Nacional Soccer Team. Fernando...
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Roberto Guerrero IV

March 4, 1997 - December 8, 2021

Roberto Guerrero IV, age 24 of McKinney, Texas, passed away suddenly on December 8, 2021. He was born on March 4, 1997 in McKinney, Texas to Roberto Guerrero III & Zinia (Hernandez) Guerrero. He worked as a powder coating tech for Madix in Terrell, Texas. Robert loved anything to do with music and was a truly avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys. He enjoyed fishing and camping with his family. He...
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Garry and Sheila Wells

December 6, 2021

On Monday, December 6, 2021 Garry Robert Wells, aged 75, and Sheila Diane (Rester) Wells, aged 76 passed away together. Garry was born on January 20, 1946 in Warrington, England. Sheila was born on October, 18 1945 in Texarkana, Arkansas. They both joined the Marine Corp at the age of 18. They met at a USO dance at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and were inseparable for the next 56 years of...
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Dolly Mae Carter

April 9, 1941 - December 6, 2021

Dolly Mae Carter, 80 years old of Princeton, Texas, passed away in her home on Monday, December 6, 2021. Dolly was born on April 9, 1941 in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. She was the second of four children, and she was a proud member of the Cherokee Nation. Dolly was an amazing, bright, stunning beauty who brought joy to all those who knew her. She was a loving and devoted mother who loved...
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Janice Henderson

November 30, 1957 - December 2, 2021

Janice Rose Henderson, 64 of Plano passed away December 2nd, 2021 at Medical City Plano following a battle with cancer. She was born on November 30th, 1957 in Dayton, Ohio as the 5th child to her loving parents, Audrey and Lloyd Hilliard. Janice was a 1976 graduate of Lancaster High School. She received her bachelors in Elementary Education from Ohio University. Though she moved away from Ohio...
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Mary Lynn Lewis

May 19, 1938 - December 1, 2021

Mary Lynn Lewis, 83, of Fairview, Texas, passed away peacefully on December 1, 2021. She is survived by her husband, Thomas (Tom) R. Lewis, and three sons, Tom (Jana), Jeff (Ashlyn) and Peter along with two grandchildren, Abby and Kyle. Mary is also survived by her sister Jean Anderson (Wes), brother Paul Murphy (Lexie), sister-in-law Sue Murphy and numerous nieces and nephews and preceded in...
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Robert Glenn Armstrong

February 27, 1943 - December 1, 2021

Robert Glenn Armstrong, 78 of McKinney, Texas gained his wings early December 1, 2021. He was born February 27, 1943 to Bonnie Rae Terrell and Robert Lee Armstrong. Glenn graduated Anna High School in 1963 and shortly after he joined the Armed Forces and was honorably discharged in 1968. He was a proud member of the American Legion in McKinney and enjoyed his time there. He worked at Kroger in...
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Mary Ann Schuchart

June 28, 1940 - November 29, 2021

Mary Ann Schuchart peacefully passed away November 29, 2021, in Princeton, Texas. She was born in Bath, New York on June 28, 1940, to parents John and Marian Huber. Growing up in the Washington, DC area, she met her husband of 58 years, Lawrence ("Larry") F. Schuchart. She worked as an administrative assistant for the Central Intelligence Agency prior to starting her family where she was a...
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John Allen Johnson

September 30, 1946 - November 22, 2021

John Allen Johnson, age 75, of Celina Texas, unexpectedly passed away on November 21, 2021. He was born on September 30, 1946, to J.D. Johnson and Jennie Marie Koss Johnson in Houston Texas at St. Joseph's Hospital. John graduated from Aldine High School in 1964. He attended the University Of Houston where he graduated with a degree in chemical engineering in 1969. He also received an MBA...
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Betty Dugger Brown

September 3, 1935 - November 21, 2021

Betty Dugger Brown of McKinney, Texas, passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at Medical City McKinney with family by her side. She was 86 years old. Betty was born in McKinney, Texas on September 3, 1935 to Wylie B. Dugger and Massie Hays Dugger. After graduating from McKinney High School, she attended Abilene Christian University. Betty married Donald Edward Brown in 1955 and they...
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Billy Don Acy

June 29, 1954 - November 19, 2021

Billy Don Acy, age 67 of McKinney, Texas, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loved ones on November 19, 2021. He was born on June 29, 1954 in Lindale, Texas to Thelma Acy and Pearlie B (Williams) Acy. Billy was a retired member of the United States Army and a member of The McKinney First Baptist Church. Billy is survived by his wife, Patricia Forest; children, Kodell Johnson, Bradley...
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Dianna Sue Purser

May 31, 1946 - November 11, 2021

Dianna Sue Purser, age 75 of McKinney, Texas, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her loved ones on November 11, 2021. She was born on May 31, 1946 in Itasca, Texas to John William and Leamone Rosetta (Ellis) Mitchell. Dianna married Bobby Glen Purser in 1962 in Hillsboro, Texas. She worked as a dietician and was a member of the Church of Christ. Dianna is survived by her two daughters,...
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Alex Manuel Perkins

August 24, 2001 - November 4, 2021

Alex Manuel Perkins, age 20, passed away on November 4, 2021 in McKinney, Texas. He was born on August 24, 2001 in Allen, Texas to Linda Marie Perkins.
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Joyce Ann Avery

July 24, 1946 - October 23, 2021

Joyce Ann Avery was born July 24, 1946 in Crossett, Arkansas to Earl Lee Sr. and Vertis Mae Henry Avery. Joyce Ann was preceded in death by her parents, siblings; Jeannette Tubbs Henry, Earl Lee Henry Jr., Anthony Louis Mills, niece Bronwyn L Avery and nephew baby Kerry L Drane. Joyce Ann spent her youth in Crossett, Arkansas and McKinney, Texas and attended Doty School and then FW Gross...
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Kadin Tyler Woolfolk

March 6, 2002 - October 22, 2021

Kadin Tyler Woolfolk , age 19, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2021 in Plano, Texas. Born on March 6, 2002 in Nashville, Tennessee, he had a life that was cut short by a tragic accident. To those who do not know Kadin, he appeared quiet and shy, and maybe even a little misunderstood. But to those who truly knew him, he was kind, humble, & highly intelligent. He was selfless and gave to anyone...
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Glenda Laverne Anderson

November 10, 1933 - October 8, 2021

Glenda Laverne Anderson, age 87, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2021. She was born on November 10, 1933 in Foster, Oklahoma to Paul and Cleo Ogden. Glenda and her husband Hubert "Andy" Anderson moved to Texas in 1955 and were married for 30 years. She enjoyed gardening, cooking for her family and listening to gospel music. Glenda is survived by her son Ronald Anderson and his wife...
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Eleanor Bonnell

January 22, 1929 - October 4, 2021

Eleanor Irene Bonnell, age 92, of Allen, Texas, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, October 4, 2021. She was one of eight children born to the late Roman and Lottie (Kowalski) Luczak on January 22, 1929 in Bay City, Michigan. She was a long-standing member of the Evangelical Free Church, serving the Lord in many areas of ministry and singing in the choir. While often passing the...
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Larry John Waldon

November 9, 1975 - October 1, 2021

Larry John Waldon, age 45, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2021 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Larry is survived by his wife, Mary Waldon and his mother, Betty Waldon. He loved hockey, motorcycles, and cars. We will always remember him as being a great husband, friend, and son. Larry had a great sense of humor. Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of life on October...
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Jimmie Ray Powell

May 11, 1941 - September 30, 2021

Jimmie Ray Powell spent his whole life serving his Lord and savior Jesus Christ and on September 30, 2021 he cashed in the promises of God and went to heaven to live in the home prepared and waiting for him. Jimmie fought cancer and won this year as the doctors declared him in remission. He was still getting weaker and weaker but he kept on fighting. Undiagnosed mini strokes gradually worsened...
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Tresa Lorene Holt

June 18, 1957 - September 29, 2021

Tresa Lorene Holt, age 64, passed away peacefully at her home in Farmersville, Texas on September 29, 2021. She was born on June 18, 1957 in Dallas, Texas to Richard Shelby and Barbara Jean (French) Clardy. Tresa married Sylvester D. Holt in 1983 in Garland, Texas. She worked as a caregiver and a chef. Tresa had many nicknames that she was lovingly called by family and friends; TT, Tree, Terry,...
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Fernando Sanchez Franco

May 30, 1970 - September 27, 2021


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Oscar Castro Ochoa , Sr.

July 24, 1983 - September 25, 2021

Oscar Castro Ochoa was born on July 24, 1983 in McKinney, Texas and passed away on September 25, 2021 in McKinney, Texas. Oscar is survived by his wife of 18 years, Norceli Garcia Ochoa; his mother, Julia Ochoa; his sisters, Veronica and Beatrice; his brothers, Abel, Francisco, Joe, & Ramon; and his children, Oscar, Francisco, Nevaeh, Isaac, & Lorenzo. Oscar is preceded in death by his son,...
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Arthur Gene Pinkston

June 4, 1944 - September 25, 2021

Arthur Gene Pinkston, 77, born June 4, 1944 passed into the arms of Jesus Christ on September 25, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lyna Underwood Pinkston; daughter, Teresa Cheshier; son, Rex Pinkston & Candy; sister, Peggy Lou Welsh; brother, Jackie Pinkston and wife La Vonne; grandchildren, Chris & Lauren Pinkston, Brandon Pinkston & Isabel, Gena and Jameison Patterson; and great...
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Steve Roberts

August 9, 1958 - September 20, 2021

Steve Allen Roberts passed away unexpectedly from health complications on September 20, 2021 in McKinney, TX. Steve was a loving husband, father, recent grandfather, friend and is now with his beloved Lord and Savior. Steve was born on August 9th, 1958 to Randall Roberts and Gladys Allen Roberts in Sandy Springs, Georgia. His favorite things in life were cooking, hunting, fishing, Georgia...
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Dalancea Armoni Cox

June 15, 1992 - September 18, 2021


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Oscar Lee Griffin

October 9, 1974 - September 17, 2021


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Blaine F. Leist

February 12, 1951 - September 11, 2021

Blaine Francis Leist passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the age of 70. He was born on February 12, 1951 to Bruce and Patricia Leist in Phoenix, Arizona. He studied communications and journalism at New Mexico State University and later took several MBA classes at SMU. Blaine married Nelda Good Tucker on October 13, 2002. Blaine's work experience was quite extensive. He began his...
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Leathell McKinley "Kenny" Graves

July 15, 1960 - September 10, 2021

On Friday, September 10, 2021, our beloved son and brother, Leathell McKinley Graves, passed away at the age of 61. He was affectionately known as "Ken" or "Kenny." Kenny was born on July 15, 1960 to the late Eugene L. Graves and Willie Mae Graves in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Hazelwood Central High School, Florissant Valley Community College, and the University of Texas in Dallas. He...
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Donald Eugene Parks

April 7, 1949 - September 9, 2021

Donald Eugene Parks, lovingly known as Eugene, was born on April 7, 1949 in Junction, Texas to Alex Eiler Parks and Lenora Inez (Lacey) Parks, and he passed away suddenly on September 9, 2021 in McKinney, Texas. Eugene loved being outdoors and hunting and fishing. He always had stories to tell, and he would go above and beyond to help anyone. Eugene enjoyed the mud races, rock climbing, and...
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Danny Smith

November 27, 1958 - September 8, 2021

Danny Roy Smith, age 62, of Princeton, Texas passed away on September 8, 2021, at his home with family. He was born November 27, 1958, in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Roy Smith and Anne (Ellsworth) Smith. Danny married Starla Smith on April 3, 1989, in Sherman, Texas. They were together for 37 years. Danny lived in Princeton for over 40 years and worked as a plumber and maintenance supervisor....
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Thomas Riley Hamby

September 22, 1936 - August 24, 2021

Thomas Riley Hamby passed away at the age of 84 on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. He was a loving and providing husband and father as well as a proud papa and great-grandpa. Tom was born in Denton County, TX on September 22, 1936, to Austin and Gladys Hamby. He would soon be joined by two younger sisters, Gail and Carol, with whom he maintained life-long loving ties. After graduating from...
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David Wayne Vanderford

March 20, 1941 - August 24, 2021

David Wayne Vanderford, lovingly known as "Pops", went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at the age of 80. He was born on March 20, 1941 in Sweetwater, Texas to Lonnie Aston and Mary (Carder) Vanderford. Pops had many hobbies he loved, which included archery, photography, golf, remote controlled airplanes, and anything his kids enjoyed. He loved sharing recipes,...
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Charles Fink

July 16, 1928 - August 23, 2021


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Emmaralda "Emmie" Ford

August 27, 1933 - August 19, 2021

Graveside Services for Emmie Ford, age 87 of Plano, Texas, are scheduled for 1:00 pm, Friday, September 3, 2021 in the DFW National Cemetery with Rev. Boyd Wood officiating. Services are under the direction of Charles W. Smith and Son's Funeral Home, located at 601 S. Tennessee Street, McKinney, Texas 75069, phone 972-562-7788. Mrs. Ford died on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at her home in Plano,...
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Andrew Tyler Williams

November 19, 1989 - August 19, 2021

Andrew Tyler Williams, 31, of Princeton, departed this life on the morning of August 19, 2021. Andrew was born on November 19, 1989 in Garland, Texas. Andrew resided in Princeton with his family for four years and had made a living for the last seven years as an automotive parts manager. Left to cherish his memory are his wife; Christine Lara Williams, children; Jocelyn Seumalo, Laila...
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Marie Annette "Tammy" Garcia-Garza

July 16, 1957 - August 12, 2021

Marie Annette Tammy Garcia-Garza of McKinney, Texas and Denver, Colorado passed away August 12, 2021 at the age of sixty-four. She was born on July 16, 1957 to Arturo Garcia and Cecelia Aragon of Denver, Colorado. Tammy's childhood and young adult life were spent in Denver, Colorado. She then traveled to McKinney, Texas where she met her husband, Robert E Garza, and they married in 1972. Robert...
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Hunter Thomas Kelly

December 22, 1989 - August 11, 2021

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Hunter Thomas Kelly of McKinney, Texas on August 11, 2021 at the age of 31 years. Hunter was born on December 22, 1989 in Bedford, Texas. He grew up in Bedford and graduated from Trinity High School in 2008. Hunter enjoyed running and was a member of the Cross Country team at Trinity. He attended University of Texas in Tyler. He...
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Dorothy Jean Steckline

February 1, 1926 - August 6, 2021

Dorothy Jean Steckline Born February 1, 1926 Died August 6, 2021 McKinney, Texas Dorothy Jean (Nevers) Steckline, age 95, peacefully passed away on August 6, 2021, and is now with her precious Lord and Savior. She was born on February 1, 1926, in Binghamton, New York, to Harry A. and Jessie (Culver) Nevers, and married Lloyd W. Steckline on June 25, 1944. Dorothy is preceded in death by her...
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Judith Ann Criss

December 12, 1942 - August 6, 2021

Judith "Judie" Ann Criss Judie Criss, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother was born December 12, 1942 in Canton, OH and died August 6, 2021 in Savannah, TX. Judie is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, William "Bill" Criss, daughter Tina (Robert) Commings of Canton, OH, son William (Kanisha) Criss of Mesa, AZ, son Mark (Pam) Criss of McKinney, TX, and sister Kathy ...
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Angela Suzette Qumsiyeh

May 11, 1961 - August 1, 2021

Angela Suzette Qumsiyeh (Dutton) was born on May 11, 1961 in Gadsden, Alabama to Donald & Patricia Dutton, and went to be with her Lord on August 1, 2021 in McKinney, Texas. Angela was a devoted Southern Baptist who loved life and lived happily with her family in Anna, Texas for 23 years. She will be dearly missed by all.
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Jackie Ray Jones

October 11, 1940 - August 1, 2021

Jackie R. Jones, 80, of Blue Ridge, TX, passed peacefully from this life on August 1, 2021. He was born in McKinney, TX on October 11, 1940 and attended McKinney schools, he received his diploma while serving in the Air Force 1960-64. He was an active member of the Sherman, TX Church of Christ. He worked for 35 years as an auto and diesel mechanic, the last 22 years of his career as a...
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Edward William Fitzsimmons

May 30, 1947 - July 30, 2021

Ed Fitzsimmons was born in Springfield, IL to Edward Francis and Betty Fitzsimmons. He went to Griffin High School, graduating in 1965, where he met his future wife, Monica Gant Fitzsimmons. He then went on to earn a degree in 1969 from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. His love for the Fighting Illini endured his entire life. Ed was...
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Sterling Ray Lester, "Tadpole"

July 17, 2021 - July 17, 2021

Sterling Ray Lester, affectionately called "Tadpole", was born on July 17, 2021 in McKinney, Texas to Cynthea Nichole Beltran & Chance Ray Lester. Baby Sterling went to be with his Lord the very same day, on July 17, 2021. He is preceded in death by Laura Christina "Nawnaw" Recer, and many other loved ones. He is survived by his mother, Cynthea Beltran; father, Chance Lester; sister, Yzabella...
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John William Francis

June 14, 1946 - July 11, 2021

John William Francis recently celebrated his 75th Birthday! He was born in Indianapolis, IN on Flag Day, June 14, 1946. John was proud to say that he shared his birthday with former President Trump. His parents were George William Francis and Emma Cook. And, like his father, he was an only child. John went to be with our Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 11, 2021. He passed away very...
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Doris Allene Roberts

October 13, 1939 - July 10, 2021

Doris Allene (Rish) Roberts, age 81, of Fairview, Texas, went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 10, 2021. She was born on October 13, 1939 in Columbia, South Carolina, to Julius and Grace (Hussey) Rish. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Fred W. Roberts; their two daughters Gwen (Mitch) McKenzie of Houston, Texas, and Pamela Braddy of...
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Sharon Kay Fitzgerald

April 4, 1942 - July 2, 2021

Sharon Kay Fitzgerald was born on April 4, 1942 in West Des Moines, Iowa to Ray Matherly & Vivian Phares. She passed away at home on July 2, 2021 to be with her Lord and reunited with loved ones. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ray Matherly & Vivian Phares; brothers, Alfred Phares, James Matherly & Ray Matherly Jr; step-son, John Stish(Maureen); and grandson, Timothy Stish. Sharon...
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Caroline Costanzo-Bradford

March 3, 1930 - June 28, 2021

Ms. Caroline Julia Costanzo-Bradford passed away, surrounded by family, in the early morning hours of June 28, 2021. Caroline was born March 3, 1930 in Henrietta, Ohio to Stephen and Anna Szabo Greszler. Before retirement Caroline made a living as an LVN in the nursing industry for over 50 years, and she was also the greatest Mom and homemaker. She resided in McKinney in the New Hope area for...
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Alan Lee Luttrall

April 15, 1951 - June 26, 2021

Alan Lee Luttrall was born April 15, 1951 to Gerald Fisher and Bobbie Hale, in McKinney, Texas, and passed away suddenly on June 26th, 2021 at his home in Blue Ridge, Texas. Alan was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Fisher, his mother, Bobbie Hale, and his beloved wife, Linda Lou Kinman Luttrall. Alan was survived by his children, Laura Brewer of Pittsburg, Texas, Daniel Luttrall of...
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Valorye Carroll

January 19, 1966 - June 21, 2021

Valorye Lathram Carroll, 55, of McKinney, Texas passed away on June 21, 2021 in McKinney, Texas. She was born January 19, 1966 in Childress, Texas to Burton and Jo Ann Lathram. Later in life, she moved to McKinney, Texas and resided there these past 14 years with family. Valorye was a nanny and a childcare worker. Working with children brought her great joy and she was dearly loved by...
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