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Tuesday 06/30/2015
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 4:28 pm

Buddy Edwin Copeland, born September 27, 1941, went to be with his Lord on June 29, 2015.

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Monday 06/29/2015
Posted: June 29, 2015 - 3:26 pm

David W. Wilson

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Friday 06/26/2015
Updated: June 26, 2015 - 2:07 pm

Leslie Carl Rose, age 72 and a resident of Highland Village, Texas passed away on June 25, 2015 in Lewisville.  Carl was born August 3, 1942 in Dallas, TX to Leslie and Mary (Watson) Rose.

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Updated: June 26, 2015 - 2:03 pm

Alvin Hubert Tubb, 85, died Thursday, June 25, 2015 at his home in Flower Mound, Texas.

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Updated: June 26, 2015 - 12:14 pm

Nels Edwin Pearson, age 64 and a resident of Flower Mound, Texas passed away June 25, 2015.  Nels was born February 14, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri to Walter and Joan (Hoeman) Pearson.

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Updated: June 26, 2015 - 12:13 pm

Barbara Cogburn, born December 16, 1939, passed away Sunday, June 21 at her home in Lafayette Louisiana with her partner of 30 years, Riasat Rana, at her side.

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Updated: June 30, 2015 - 9:35 am

Geraldine “Gerry” Ashford Risinger passed away June 25, 2015, at the age of 86.  She was born December 17, 1928, in the Slate Shoals Community of Lamar County to Luther James and Lona Francis (Matthews) Ashford.

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Thursday 06/25/2015
Updated: June 25, 2015 - 4:10 pm

Vickie Sue Hennings

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Updated: June 25, 2015 - 10:21 am

Georgene May Prusha, age 66 of Plano, passed away June 22,2015. For a complete obit and to leave condolence for family please visit

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Updated: June 25, 2015 - 9:59 am

Larry Sigler, age 74, of Lewisville, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in Carrollton.

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Wednesday 06/24/2015
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 4:33 pm

Edith Amy Edwards of McKinney, Texas passed away June 23, 2015 at the age of 98.  She was born November 27, 1916 to Frank Virgil and Dona (Monk) Sims in Holland, Texas.

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Updated: June 24, 2015 - 3:24 pm

Eileen Elizabeth “Bette” Reinman, 86, of Lewisville, TX, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at the Medical Center of Lewisville.

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Updated: June 24, 2015 - 9:52 am

H L Jackson, age 95, of Lewisville, Texas passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015, in Coppell, Texas.

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Tuesday 06/23/2015
Posted: June 23, 2015 - 4:18 pm

Betty Jane Weis, age 88, of Denton, formerly of Granbury, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 in Highland Village, Texas.

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Posted: June 23, 2015 - 4:21 pm

Betty Jean Robertson passed away 6-20-15 in her home in Double Oak, Texas, with her family by her side.  Betty was born November 5, 1934 in Dallas, Texas. She graduated valedictorian of Lewisville High School in 1953, and graduated with honors from North Texas State College in 1957.

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Friday 06/19/2015
Posted: June 19, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Tom H. Chiles, age 90, of Copper Canyon, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015, at his home.

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Posted: June 19, 2015 - 1:59 pm

Joyce Kahn Francis, born March 22, 1943, in Decatur, Illinois, passed away peacefully in her home in Mineola, Texas on June 18, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Joe. Joyce was associated with the Texas Back Institute, (Plano, Texas) and Dr. Benzel MacMaster, (Dallas, Texas).

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Posted: June 19, 2015 - 1:09 pm

Ronald (Ron) Morris Hoenig

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Updated: June 19, 2015 - 11:15 am

Glenda A. Holley, age 81, of McKinney, Texas, passed away on June 17, 2015.  She was born on October 15, 1933 in Frisco, Texas, to Leon and Elnora (Bollin) Tutson.  On December 27, 1951 Glenda married John Robert Holley in McKinney, Texas.  She was a member of Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church.

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Updated: June 19, 2015 - 8:25 am

Peggy Joyce Tate, better known as “Aunt Peg”, age 79, of Flower Mound, passed away Monday, June 15, 2015, in Flower Mound.

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Updated: June 19, 2015 - 8:27 am

Martha Louise Webster, 83, of Providence Village, died Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Baylor Medical Center in Carrollton.

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Thursday 06/18/2015
Posted: June 18, 2015 - 5:02 pm

Lucille Keller, 84, of  McKinney passed away May 27, 2015. Visitation 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday, May 29, 2015 at Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home in McKinney (601 South Tennessee Street).  The Funeral Service is 2:00 pm Saturday, May 30th, in the McKinney Chapel of Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home. Interment Ridgeview Memorial Park.

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Updated: June 18, 2015 - 2:01 pm

Jose M. Sandoval, Sr., age 69, of Denton, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Shady Shores.

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Updated: June 18, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Jose M. Sandoval, Sr., age 69, of Denton, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Shady Shores.

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Monday 06/15/2015
Posted: June 15, 2015 - 2:27 pm

Ethel Mae Peeples-Vera of Mesquite, TX went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 11, 2015.

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Posted: June 15, 2015 - 9:15 am

Former Texas resident Deanna Greek, age 61, passed away June 10, 2015, at a hospice facility in Seattle, Washington of C.O. P.D. and a prolonged struggle with cancer.

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Friday 06/12/2015
Posted: June 12, 2015 - 2:58 pm

Memorial services for Jeanette Frances Van Houten, 57, of The Colony, are scheduled for 3:00 P.M., Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Lloyd James Funeral Home Chapel with Judge Mitch Shamburger officiating.

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Posted: June 12, 2015 - 2:59 pm

Lois Fern Johnson Reece, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend has left this world to sing with the angels for her Heavenly Father.

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Posted: June 12, 2015 - 12:51 pm

Mark Reynolds, age 37, and only child of John and Kay Reynolds passed away on May 22 at his home in Plano, TX.

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Updated: June 12, 2015 - 11:23 am

Mike Stephens, age 67, of Allen, Texas, passed away on June 8, 2015.  He was born on June 26, 1947 in Taylor, Michigan, to Leroy Edward and Irene Olive (Brockett) Stephens.  Mike grew up in Taylor, Michigan where he later graduated from Eastern Michigan State and Central Michigan State with a Master’s Degree in Education. He spent his career in public education, serving as a school counselor at Williams High School in Plano. Mike was a long time member of Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church, where he served as an usher.

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Wednesday 06/10/2015
Updated: June 10, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Jerry Pruitt, 60, of McKinney, Texas passed away June 9, 2015.  He was born on June 1, 1955 in McKinney, Texas to J.D. & Vivian (Stewart) Pruitt.

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Posted: June 10, 2015 - 12:07 pm

Linda Ann Taylor Schenck lost her short battle with cancer June 6th, 2015 and went on to Heaven to be a Red Headed Texas Republican Angel. She was extremely proud of the fact that she had family members who served in the military and was an avid supporter of all men and women in the military, it is quite fitting that she chose to start her new journey on D Day. Linda was also known for her ability to get things done efficiently so it comes as little surprise that it took her only a few hours to help American Pharoah win the Belmont Stakes and the first Triple Crown in 37 years.

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Monday 06/08/2015
Posted: June 08, 2015 - 9:59 am

William Sidney “Bill” Minter, age 91 of Frisco, Texas passed away on June 6, 2015.  He was born March 26, 1924 in Dallas, Texas to Sylvia (King) and Buford Albert Minter, Sr. Bill married Ellie Russell in Rockwall, Texas on March 2, 1951 and they celebrated over 60 years together.

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Posted: June 08, 2015 - 9:56 am

Services for Mrs. Barbara Ann Pittman were held Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank, Texas with Bro. Clifford Williams officiating. Interment was held Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 2pm at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton, Texas.

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Friday 06/05/2015
Posted: June 05, 2015 - 4:55 pm

Evonne Bone, a long-time resident of Lewisville, TX and most recently of Dike, TX went home to be with Jesus on June 1, 2015 at the age of 76. She was born in Oklahoma City, OK on January 17, 1939.

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Thursday 06/04/2015
Updated: June 05, 2015 - 8:15 am

Peggy Jean (Wester) LeNoir, 81, of Celina, Texas passed away May 29, 2015. Peggy was born in Weston, TX on September 8, 1933 to Ben and Lavasa (Carey)Wester. She graduated from Alla Hubbard High School.

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Posted: June 04, 2015 - 2:18 pm

John Roger Myers, age 80, of Lewisville, passed away Monday, June 1, 2015, at his home.

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Wednesday 06/03/2015
Updated: June 03, 2015 - 10:53 am

Paul Hurley Price, 80, of Lewisville, Texas, left this world to be with his Lord and Savior on June 1, 2015.

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Tuesday 06/02/2015
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 11:33 am

Mrs. Bonnie Marie Rutherford, age 91 of Celina, Texas, passed away May 31, 2015 in Van Alstyne. She was born May 9, 1924 in Van Alstyne to John F. and Mattie L. (Savage) Kenner.  Bonnie married Homer R. Rutherford May 15, 1943 in Anna, Texas.

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Thursday 05/28/2015
Posted: May 28, 2015 - 4:13 pm

Tahlequah, OK- Mass of Christian Burial for Edward Wayne DeHaas was held on Friday, May 29th, 2015 at 2:00 PM at St. Brigid Catholic Church with Father Leo Ahanotu officiating. Rosary was held on Thursday, May 28th, 2015 at 7:00 PM at Reed-Culver Chapel. Interment at Tahlequah City Cemetery. Online condolences for his family may be left at

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Updated: May 28, 2015 - 1:41 pm

Donald L. Horton, 82, of Highland Village, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015, at Lewisville Medical Center.  He was born April, 15, 1933 in Tulsa, OK, to Leroy and Thelma Horton.  He married Elydreth Russo on June 17, 1961 in Oklahoma City.

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Updated: May 28, 2015 - 12:40 pm

Mary Beth Boston passed away on Wednesday May 20th, 2015. Mary Beth West Boston was born in Bryan Texas on June 4, 1937 to Mildred R. Strother West and Lewis H. West. The Family originally settled in Collin County on a Mexican Land Grant from 1832.

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Updated: May 28, 2015 - 12:39 pm

Roy Reid Jackson, age 85, of Van Alstyne, passed away May 27th at Meadowbrook Care Center, after a lengthy illness.

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Posted: May 28, 2015 - 9:14 am

Herron Kenny Crosswhite expired at the home of his son, Lance Crosswhite on May 19, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas after a long illness.  The son of Fred and Katherine Hooten Crosswhite, he was born February 9, 1940 in Princeton, Texas; graduated from high school and immediately went to work at the First National Bank of Dallas.  He attended University of Texas at Arlington, Southern Methodist University, and University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. In May 1967 he joined Citizens State Bank in Princeton, Texas where he was an active member and officer of several local organizations.  In April of 1979, Mr. Crosswhite left Citizens State Bank as Vice President and became Vice President of Empire State Bank in Rocky Ford, Colorado, a position he held until 1981.  That year he moved to Brush, Colorado to become Vice President of Farmers State Bank.  In 1985, the family returned to Rocky Ford where Kenny was named President of Rocky Ford National Bank.  He formed a holding company, Crosswhite Bankshares, which merged to later become Community Banks of Colorado.  Having worked in the banking industry for 45 years, Kenny retired the year ending 2003.

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Posted: May 28, 2015 - 9:15 am

Donald Wayne Williams, age 60, of McKinney, Texas, passed away on May 26, 2015.  He was born on August 29, 1954 in McKinney, Texas to Caleb William and Lena Faye (Lawson) Williams.  Donnie had a wonderful sense of humor, a passion for cars and a heart of gold.  He will be dearly missed.

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Wednesday 05/27/2015
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 2:54 pm

Thomas Walter Ferguson was born on December 14, 1938 in Elkhorn, Wisconsin to Walter and Bernice Ferguson.  He passed away on May 20, 2015.  He attended and graduated from Elkhorn High School.  Tom married Judy Evans on April 10, 1976 in St Paul Minnesota.  Tom was a salesman in the music industry.  He worked for Holton Band Instrument Company and called on schools in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Texas.  He finished his career at Brook Mays Music Company as a sales representative and retired in 2007.

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Tuesday 05/26/2015
Posted: May 26, 2015 - 2:14 pm

Dr. Conrad Garcia, M.D., age 62, of The Colony, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015, in Dallas surrounded by his loving family.

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Posted: May 26, 2015 - 2:11 pm

Robert Brandon Jacobs passed away May 23, 2015 at the age of 90.  He was a resident of Rockwall Texas for 15+ years.  Robert was born March 23, 1925 in Middletown Ohio to Gathyle D. Jacobs.  He was a devout Catholic and Eucharistic Minister who played an active role in his community and church.  Robert’s happy hour sign was always on.  He loved sitting on his front porch welcoming friends and visitors alike.

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Posted: May 26, 2015 - 1:05 pm

Joanna Myrick Grider Long was born June 3, 1925 in Princeton, Texas to Leslie Homer and Johnnie Belle Myrick.

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Updated: May 26, 2015 - 10:55 am

Rev. Floyd Allen Logan, age 82, of McKinney, Texas, formerly of Saginaw, Michigan, passed away May 24, 2015.

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