ROSES & THORNS

2004

 

Mike Nurre has recently been chosen to be on the Austin College Alumni Association Board, his term will run through June, 2007. The Alumni Association Board is comprised of 40 alumni from a variety of backgrounds, geographic locations, and class years. These board members represent the full membership of over 11,000 alumni and provide quality, overall direction for all alumni activities. The Alumni Association Board meets three times per year to advise and approve the operation of the Alumni Office, to help plan college events for alumni and to express the ideas, opinions, and concerns of Austin College alumni to the administration.  10/29/04

Stellagene (Teague) Shelton's mother, Stella Teague, passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2004 in Richardson, Texas. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 30, 2004, at the First United Methodist Church in Richardson, Texas. Graveside services were conducted at Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman, Texas. Mrs. Teague is survived by her husband, Gene; daughters and sons in law - Stellagene Shelton of Sherman, Dianna Lynn and Richard Curtis of Plano, Connie and Keith Borg of New Hope; sons and daughters in law, Mike and Katy Teague of Plano, Pat and Debbie Teague of Frisco. She is also survived by sisters and a brother in law, Ruth Elder of Tyler, Bobbie and Orville Todd of Henderson, 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Teague was preceded in death by her parents, John and Vera Hargis, brothers John A. Hargis Jr., Edwin Booth Hargis sister, Margaretta Shock, grandson Matthew Gene Harrison, and son-in-law Joe Max Shelton.  10/29/04

Mike McDonald's father, John E. McDonald, passed away September 30, 2004 in Sherman. Arrangements were under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home. Mr. McDonald is survived by his wife Wanda McDonald of Sherman; two sons, John M. McDonald (Mike) of LaPorte, Texas and Larry D. McDonald of Howe; one sister Louise Hutchings of Richardson, Texas and several nieces and nephews.  10/4/04

Pat (Riley) Garrett welcomed a granddaughter, Sydney Elizabeth Smith born August 4, 2004 in Houston, Texas. She weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz. and was 21 inches long. Parents are Sam and Keely Smith.  9/30/04

Carol Connelly's father, Pascal "Bud" Connelly, passed away Sunday, September 26, 2004, in Bonham, Texas. Graveside services were held Tuesday, September, 28, 2004 at Vittitoe Cemetery in Kentuckytown, Texas. Mr. Connelly is survived by a son, Robert A. Connelly; daughters Carol Connelly of Tampa, Florida, Ginger Melton of Whitewright, Texas, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  9/29/04

James Cooper's mother, Dollie Lee (Jackson) Cooper, passed away Friday, September 10, 2004 at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman. Services were held Sunday, September 12, 2004 at Dannel Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Gerald Perry of the Colony officiating. Interment was at Bethany Cemetery. Mrs. Cooper is survived by a son, James Cooper of Sherman; daughters, Dolores Cooper Douglas and Linda Cooper Watson, both of Sherman; sister, Ollie Mae Douglas of Fort Worth.   9/12/04

James Richard Yancey passed away Saturday, January 10, 2004 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville, AR. Graveside services were held Monday, January 26, 2004 at Sandy Ridge Cemetery, Burdette, AR. James is survived by four sons, Richard Yancey, Scott Yancey and James Yancey Jr. all of Sherman, TX; Steven Yancey of Woodville, TX; brother Charles Yancey of Dallas, TX. He was also survived by one special friend, Hattie Spencer of Blytheville, AR.  8/29/04

Tommie Lynn (Roland) Dudley passed away Sunday, August 15, 2004 at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at West Hill Cemetery. Tommie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jubal and Donna Dudley of Tom Bean; three grandchildren, Bradley Dudley, Daniel Dudley, and Nicole Dudley. She is also survived by her father, Dewey Thomas Roland of Denison and her mother, Jenny Lynn Miller of Denison.  8/17/04

Pam Bilger will be retiring from the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital October 1, 2004 after 24 years service.  8/13/04

Pam Bilger welcomed a grandson, Calvin Jeffery (CJ) Wieters born November 18, 2003. Parents are Rob and Nicole Weiters.   8/13/04

Danny Coffey passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at his home in Sherman. Memorial services were held Saturday, August 14, 2004 at Waldo Funeral Chapel at 2:00 P.M., his son Adam Coffey officiated. Danny was survived by one son Adam Coffey and his wife Christy Lindsay of Dallas; four daughters, Kristen McCoy and husband of Sherman; Cariana Coffey Pope and husband Brandon of Cumby; Che' Cotton and husband Jimmy of Sherman; one brother Jim Coffey and wife Dolly of Lake Placid, FL.  8/12/04

Earl Wiggins' mother, Susie Catherine (Clay) Wiggins, passed away Tuesday, August 10, 2004 at Texoma Health Care. Services were held Friday August 13, 2004 at 2:00 P.M. at Dannel Funeral Home Chapel with Steve Meadford officiating. Interment was at Burleson Cemetery. Mrs. Wiggins is survived by a brother William N. Clay; son, Earl Wiggins of Sherman; daughter, Brenda Sue Ferris of Nacogdoches; five grand children and 10 great-grandchildren.   8/12/04

Kay (Jarvis) White and husband Steve are proud grandparents of Graham Alexander Armstrong born May 22, 2004. He weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz. and was 19 in long. Parents are Valerie and Jack Armstrong  8/11/04

Hubert and Bennie (Bowen) Stoy's son, Kent Stoy, was married to Cheryl Lynn Carter in Richardson on July 3, 2004. The couple are now making their home in Plano.  8/2/04

Sam & Bettye Mullins' son, Patrick Mullins, was married to Darla  Henry on July 3, 2004.  The couple will make their home in Irving, TX.  7/9/04

Ginger (Smith) Cook's mother, Lila Burnley Smith, passed away Friday, July 2, 2004 in Houston. A memorial service was held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Houston on Friday, July 9, 2004. Mrs. Smith is survived by her children, Ginger Cook and husband Bill, Jim Smith and wife Linda, Mary Lynn Graham and husband John; grandchildren, Keri Carter and husband Jewels, Donald Graham and wife Giselle, and Bethany Graham; great grandchildren, Madeline and Braden Carter; sisters, Lottie Waddington, Ruth Loveland, Jane Hensley; and sister in-law Mary Ann Massey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the H. I. Schweppe Pulmonary Fellowship Fund, St. Luke's Hospital, Houston; St. Andrew's Presbyterian Memorial Endowment Fund; or charity of choice.  7/13/04

Dennis Hill's father, Eldon Hill, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at Wilson N. Jones Hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 19, 2004 at Sherman Church of the Nazarene with Mack Rogers and Reverend Leon Martin officiating. Interment was at Cedarlawn Memorial Park. 6/20/04

Peggy (Barnard) Robertson passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. Patricia is survived by her husband, Jerry Silman; her mother, Vada Barnard; her son, Tony Barnard; one sister and three brothers. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 3, 2004 at Friendship Cemetery with Minister David Sheren officiating. 6/3/04

Deanna (Nadeau) Wilson passed away in Germany on April 22, 2004. A special memorial service celebrating Deanna's life was held on May 29th at Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ in Arlington, Texas. It was Deanna's wish that any donations be made to the children's orphanage in Nakhon Nayok, Thailand through the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ. 6/3/04

Bill Harris' granddaughter Jessica passed away in Dallas on January 27th, she was the daughter of Bill's daughter Cindy. 5/30/04

Ben D. (Butch) and Mary Ewing's daughter, Louann D. Ewing, was married to Kevin D. Roach on Saturday, May 1, 2004. The couple will be at home in Caney, OK. 5/21/04

Johnny Griffin's father, John Troy 'Cotton' Griffin, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2004 in Pottsboro. Funeral services were held Friday, May 21, 2004 at Waldo Funeral Chapel. Interment was at Georgetown Cemetery. 5/21/04

Susannah (Aston) Crosthwaite and husband Trey are proud grandparents of George Joseph Nesbitt born in January, the parents are Tom and Nancy Nesbitt. 5/7/04

Dianne (Flusche) Skipworth's father, Herman J. Flusche Jr., passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2004 at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 24, 2004 at Waldo Funeral Chapel. Interment was at Cedarlawn Memorial Park with military honors. 2/23/04

Beverly (Hall) Poet and Clifton (SHS '59) welcomed their first grandson October 14, 2003. His name is Charles Allen Poet and statistics are: 6 lbs 7 oz and 20". Parents are Craig and Becky Poet. Beverly and Clifton are having lots of fun being grandparents. 4/23/04

Patricia (Means) Wise, one of our elementary classmates, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2004 at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center. Patricia is survived by her husband, Clarence Wise; son, Adam Wise; daughter, Marla Arterbury; parents, Joyce and Turner Means; sisters, Carol Means, Donna Young, and Andrea Henry and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 6, 2004 in First Methodist Church, Van Alstyne. Interment was in Van Alstyne Cemetery. 4/6/04

Sylvia (Taylor) Finch's father, Albert Burton, passed away Sunday, February 1, 2004 in Houston. He was 82 years old.  2/24/04

James and Vickie (Wilson) Mulkey welcomed a new granddaughter on October 21, 2003. Her name is Remy Reilly Nicholson, parents are John and Amy Nicholson.  2/14/04

Daryl Talbot, cowboy cartoonist, has been invited to exhibit and demonstrate western cartooning at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, OK on May 8 & 9, 2004. Daryl will be drawing western theme cartoons while visiting families watch and share (mostly true) stories and experiences. Daryl provided some of the artwork for our last directory, as well as having published several cartoon books.  2/12/04

David Stockslager is on the road to recovery following a motorcycle accident that occurred exactly one week after attending our "Happy Days" second twenty year reunion. After a 47 day hospital stay, he is still undergoing rehabilitation and is making progress every day towards a lengthy but hopefully full recovery. David said he really enjoyed our reunion and is looking forward to getting together with us again, but the motorcycle riding may have to wait.  1/1/04