Ronnie Frank Riek
Arlington – Ronnie Frank Riek, 59, of Arlington died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001 at Arlington Memorial Hospital.
He was born June 22, 1942, in Denton.
Mr. Riek was a banker and a veteran.
The service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at the Schmitz-Floyd-Andersen Funeral Home. The Rev. Jim Chandler will officiate. Burial will be at Plainview Cemetery.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Aug. 30, for visitation.
Survivors include two sons, Matthew Riek and Brad Riek, both of Arlington; and one brother, Tim Riek of Denison.
Susan M. Westbrook
Krum – Susan Marie Westbrook, 34, of Krum died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2001.
She was born June 6, 1967, in Lubbock, to Charles Franklin and Dorothy Marie Tadlock Westbrook.
Ms. Westbrook was a cashier at Wal-Mart in Denton.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at Belew Cemetery in Aubrey. The Rev. John Dickey will officiate.
The family will be at Huff/Slay Funeral Home in Aubrey from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, for visitation.
Survivors include her parents, Charles and Marie Westbrook of Krum; two sons, Jacob Westbrook of Krum and Brady Nelson of Valley View; one daughter, Amanda Ortez of Lake Dallas; two brothers, Butch Westbrook of Gainesville and Michael Westbrook of Decatur; and one sister, Tina Ferguson of Krum. She was preceded in death by one brother, Kenny Westbrook.
Lenville Odie Maxwell
Lenville Odie Maxwell, 80, of Denton, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001 at his residence.
He was born Aug. 24, 1921, in Carson, Okla., to Lee Roy Maxwell and Nellie Claire (Paulson) Maxwell. On Aug. 22, 1942, he married Naomi E. Henson in Uvalde.
Mr. Maxwell attended Oklahoma University and East Central State University. At the time of his retirement, he was an air route traffic controller with the FAA in Washington D.C.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3, at Committal Site B at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas. The Rev. Cecil Threadgill will officiate. DeBerry Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
The family will be at their home to receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2.
Memorials may be made to Children Inc., P.O. Box 5381, Richmond, VA 23220.
Survivors include his wife, Naomi, of Denton; one son, Paul Maxwell of Berryville, Va.; two daughters, Sandra Maxwell of Bristol, R.I. and Susan Gage of Irving; one brother, Charles Maxwell of McAlester, Okla.; five sisters, Cleva Wise of Tulsa, Okla., Sue Chapman of Calvin, Ark., Frances Anderson of Holdenville, Okla., Maxine Reid of Holdenville, Okla. and Joanne Montgomery of Tulsa, Okla.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Odessa - Terry Vaughn Aycock, 45, of Odessa, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, in a Denton hospital.
He was born Feb. 20, 1956, in Crane, and grew up in Odessa where he lived most of his life. He graduated from Permian High School. On Dec. 18, 1992, he married Debra Snodgrass, in Odessa.
Mr. Aycock worked as a plumber most of his life and had been in Denton for the past one and a half months waiting for a transplant.
He was a member of Christadelphian Church of Stanton. He was a pool player and a member of a pool league in Odessa.
A service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Downtown Church of Christ in Stanton. Dan Stevens, of Christadelphian Ecclesia, officiated. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton. Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Debra Aycock of Odessa; two daughters, Meranda Frost of Austin and Jennifer Frost of Odessa; one son, Tommy Frost of Denton; his mother, Wanda Aycock of Midland; and his father, Johnny Aycock of Robert Lee. One son, Johnathan Hite Aycock, is deceased.
Eva M. McCleskey
Seminole – Eva M. McCleskey, 72, of Seminole, died Thursday, Aug. 30, at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland.
She was born July 20, 1929, in Sturgis, Ky. On June 30, 1951, she married John E. McCleskey in Sturgis, Ky.
Mrs. McCleskey graduated from Sturgis High School. She was employed by the Southern Baptist Sunday School Board in Nashville, Tenn. She moved to Seminole in 1969. From 1961 to 1993, she and her husband owned and operated cotton gins. She was named a Life Master of the American Contract Bridge League in 1999.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seminole.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, at the First Baptist Church of Seminole. The Rev. Lonny Poe will officiate. Burial will be at the Gaines County Cemetery South. Boyer Funeral Home in Seminole is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, John, of Seminole: two sons, John W. McCleskey of Amarillo and Peter B. McCleskey of Denton; one daughter, Sue M. Wiesman of Midland; two sisters, Lillie Layman and Sue Magan, both of Owensboro, Ky.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Dennis Haynes, 31, of Denton died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001, in Lewisville.
He was born April 15, 1970, in Denton to Jack and Tempie Newton Haynes.
Mr. Haynes was a student.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Schmitz-Floyd-Andersen Funeral Home. The Rev. Kent Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, for visitation.
Survivors include his father, Jack Haynes of Denton; one daughter, Megan Haynes of Angleton; one brother, Kenneth Haynes of Denton; and one sister, Kyla Welch of Denton.
Wilma R. Alexander
Wilma Ruth Alexander, 64, of Denton died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at her residence.
She was born June 27, 1937, in Cache, Okla., to Alva Mood and Eula Mae Stephenson Jones. On March 8, 1959, she married Bernie Alexander in Phoenix, Ariz.
Mrs. Alexander worked for Morrison Milling in the accounting department.
She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.
A service will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the First Church of the Nazarene. Dr. Burnie R. Burnside and Blake Alling will officiate.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight, Monday, Sept. 3, at Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home.
Survivors include her husband of Denton; two daughters, Cynthia "Cindy" Alling and Stacie Alexander, both of Denton; four sisters, Ailene Johnson of Southlake, Phoebe Voorhis of Pagosa Springs, Colo., Eula Dunagan of Aztec, N.M., and Ada McCormick of Phoeniz, Ariz.; two brothers, Sam Jones of Corpus Christi and Ben Jones of Steam Boat Springs, Colo; and two granddaughters.
Lewisville – Leroy McGee, age 88, from Lewisville, died Sept 2, 2001 after a brief battle with cancer.
He was born July 18, 1913, in Lewisville, to Burl and Lillian (Barrett) McGee. He graduated from Lewisville High School in 1931.
Mr. McGee was a retired poultry farmer, and was a woods craftsman up until his death.
He was a member of the Main St. Church of Christ in Lewisville since 1935, serving as an elder in the church for many years.
A service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the Main St. Church of Christ in Lewisville. Interment will follow at Old Hall Cemetery in Lewisville.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight, Monday, Sept. 3, at Mulkey Mason Funeral home in Lewisville.
Survivors include by his wife of 65 years, Willie McGee of Lewisville, one brother, Fred McGee of Mesquite, three sons Allan McGee, Jerry McGee and Tony McGee, one daughter, Mary Jennings; 10 grand-children; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Ruby J. Sturdevant
Lake Dallas – Ruby Jewell Sturdevant, 74, of Lake Dallas, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at Arlington Memorial Hospital.
She was born Aug. 10, 1927, in Denton, to Russell and Emma (Spryberry) Hopper. On Dec. 29, 1948, she married Edgar Joe Sturdevant in Rockwell. He died Feb. 8, 2000.
Mrs. Sturdevant was a homemaker.
She was Baptist.
A service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the chapel of Goen-Hudgens Funeral Home in Denton. Dr. Eugene Williams will officiate. Interment will follow at Swisher Cemetery in Lake Dallas.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the funeral home in Denton.
Survivors include five sons, Steven Wayne Sturdevant of Lake Dallas, Donald Joe Sturdevant of Wills Point, Rodney Wayne Sturdevant of Maybank, Gary Sturdevant of Wills Point, and Mark Keith Sturdevant of Dallas; two daughters, Paula Kay Wright of Cedar Hill and Tima Ann Gonzales of Grand Prairie; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Aubrey - Michelle Prator, 10, of Aubrey died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, in Children’s Hospital in Dallas.
She was born on July 29, 1991, to Lonnie Ray and Gaylan Prator in Fort Worth.
Miss Prator was a student at the Aubrey Elementary School.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at the New Hope Baptist Church in Aubrey. The Rev. Elmer Cummings will officiate. Burial will be at the Oakwood Cemetery in Whitesboro.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 5, at DeBerry Funeral Directors.
Pallbearers will be Brady Rushing, Shane Carroll, Robert Robertson, and Bradley Byrd.
Survivors include her parents, Lonnie and Gaylan Prator of Aubrey; one brother, Justin Prator of Aubrey; and her grandparents, Margaret Prator of Aubrey, Sam and Loretta Byrd of Vernon and Mike and Jane Daniels of Waxahachie.
L.J. Burdine, 84, of Denton passed away after battling leukemia, Tuesday morning, Sept. 4, 2001, at the Denton Regional Medical Center. L.J. was a devoted father and husband and will be dearly missed by his family and friends, but is now entrusted into God’s hands. He was born August 13, 1917, in Colorado City, Texas, to Leslie and Elizabeth Burdine.
He served in the U.S. Army during Would War II. L.J. married Joan Preston on Oct. 15, 1987 in Denton. Prior to his marriage to Joan he was married to Opal Ruth Burdine for 47 years who preceded him in death.
L.J. was a member of the First Baptist Church of Denton and was active with Meals on Wheels until the age of 82. Before his retirement he was the vice-president and general manager of the Bigham Brothers Manufacturer of Agricultural Implements.
The family will be at DeBerry Funeral Directors from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 5, for visitation.
Funeral Services were at 10:00 a.m. today, Thursday at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Cliff Feeler officiating with burial at the Loraine Cemetery in Loraine, Texas.
He is survived by: his wife, Joan Burdine of Denton; son: James Burdine and wife Sparkle of Dallas; two stepsons: Mike Preston and wife Shirley of Denton and Joe Preston and wife Dee of San Diego, Calif.; two grandchildren: Jimmy and Holly Burdine; and three step Grandchildren: Jason Mann, Terie Weaver, and Bill Moore
Other close family members include: Wennola Battle, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Battle and Courtney Battle, Robert Battle and Tamra Rogers all of Austin, Texas.
James M. McCreless
James Marion McCreless, 64, of College Station died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001 at College Station Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 29, 1937, in Denton.
Mr. McCreless graduated from Denton High School and attended the University of North Texas for two years. He retired after 40 years of service with Moore Business Forms, and he had worked for Texas A&M University since 1995.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in College Station.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station. Dr. Malcolm Bane will officiate. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at the Roselawn Cemetery in Denton. The Rev. Gary Mueller will officiate.
The family will be at the Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept 5, and from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, for visitation.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn McCreless of College Station; two daughters, Robin Bayer of Krum and Karen West of Trophy Club; one sister, Helen Nabors of Garland; and three grandchildren.
Charles C. Calhoun
Charles Curtis Calhoun passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001. He was born Nov. 9, 1945, in Dallas, Texas. He attended R.L. Turner High School and graduated in 1964. He resided in Aubrey for the past 25 years. Charles retired as captain from the Carrollton Fire Department on Dec. 31, 1992.
He had a love for gardening, horses and longhorn cattle. He will always be remembered for his caring for others and for his fighting spirit.
He is survived by his daughters, Dondria Hampton of Flower Mound, Annleia Briley and husband Pat of Denton, and Merisha Calhoun of Aubrey; brother Marvin Calhoun and wife Louise of Trenton; sister Lillian Warren of Kaufman; two grandchildren, Taylor Irick and Taryn Hampton; aunts Mary Cole and Jane Newland of Stigler, Okla.; and numerous special nieces, nephews, cousins and loved ones.
Special thanks to all the nurses who cared for him throughout the years.
Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rhoton Funeral Home in Carrollton.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at the First Baptist Church in Aubrey, Texas, with burial to follow at Belew Cemetery.