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Coleen Hickman
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Tool native and long-time Plano resident Mary Coleen Mullins Hickman, 74, was held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2009 at at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church ( www.christtheservant.com ), 821 S. Greenville Ave., in Allen, with Pastor Gordon Illausky officiating.
A sandwich, salad and dessert luncheon followed at the church, with interment held at 3 p.m. at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Hickman was born in Tool, May 3, 1935, and passed away in Plano, June 26, 2009. 
Members of her family were some of the original settlers of Tool, coming to the area in 1895.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Donna and Leland Pitts of Tool, and many beloved cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Robert Allen (“Bob”) Hickman Jr., her mother Gwendola Mullins Collins, stepfather Kirtus Ray Collins, aunt Ethel Mullins Summerall, grandmother Mary Ellen Mullins, and grandfather Elijah Mullins.
Although she had no brothers and sisters, she was a very family-oriented person and loved attending family reunions and catching up with her extended family.
Hickman was an insurance underwriter for several major insurance companies, beginning her career in the late 1950s. 
After retiring from corporate work, she and her husband were co-owners of Hickman Insurance Agency in Plano for many years.
However, she often talked about her favorite job as a movie theater usher in the early 1950s, a much sought-after position in those days.
She was a huge fan of the Houston Astros baseball team during her years of residence in Houston in the 1960s and tried to attend or listen to every game. 
She was extremely talented and turned out impressive porcelain, ceramic, needlepoint, and cross-stitch pieces in the 1980s-90s, as well as being a movie/entertainment trivia buff her entire life, with knowledge of movies and actors from the present time all the way back to silent films.  
She was an avid duplicate bridge player, music and movie collector, mystery reader and animal lover.
During the last several months, she learned to play Mahjong and enjoyed playing with the group at Sunrise.  
Most importantly, she loved the Lord and enjoyed the Bible studies, services, luncheons and fellowship at Christ the Servant.
To honor her love of animals, in lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the animal shelter with the greatest need at this time – the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake in Tool.
Checks may be made payable to the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake can be sent to her son-in-law as follows: Leland Pitts, Vice President, Citizens State Bank, P.O. Box 43733, Seven Points, TX 75143.
The family would like to thank her pastor and church family, her friends Marian, Mona, Betty, and Kathy, Jamye Perelli Photography, Chubby’s Restaurant, and everyone who visited her or prayed for her recovery.

Martha Jo Boothe
Services for Martha Jo Boothe, 85, Mabank, were held July 9, 2009, at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank with the Rev. Kathy Bowser officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Boothe was born Sept. 5, 1923, in Paducah and died July 6, 2009, in Mabank.
She was preceded in death by her first husband A.O. Fonville.
Previously of Dallas, she had resided in Payne Springs for 20 years.
She was a claims representative retiring from the Social Security Administration in 1970, and was Methodist by faith.
She was an oil painter, quilter and played the harmonica.
Survivors include her husband Jack Boothe, Mabank; daughter Pat Stone, Mabank; grandson Brad Stone, Dallas; granddaughter T.J. Stone, Blacksburg, Va.; sister-in-law Charolyn Dodd, Houston; other family members and many friends.

William Wright
Services for William Comer Wright, 77, Kemp, were held July 9, 2009, at the Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp with the Rev. Marvin Denison officiating. Interment was in Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas.
Wright was born Nov. 21, 1931, in Altus, Okla., to Faye Bullinton and George Erie Wright and died July 6, 2009, at the VA Medical Center in Dallas.
He was preceded in death by daughter Vickie Wright in 1955, parents and brother George Earl Wright.
He was a 1950 graduate of Kemp High School and was a member of the Lively Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He worked for Kroehler Manufacturing in Dallas for many years before opening his own business, Wright’s Upholstery, in Kemp.
Survivors include his wife Monda Wright, Kemp; daughters Wanda Grider and husband Darrell, Aubrey; and Mona Thomas and husband Greg, Kemp; son Bill Wright and wife Cathy, Kemp; grandchildren James Darrell Grider, 2nd Lt. Michael Bryan Wright, Anthony Wright, MA2 Joshua Thomas and Sara Thomas; great-grandchildren Cailen, Payden, Carleigh, Jacob, Madelyn and Lauryn; sister Josephine Ellis, Richardson; sister-in-law Wanda Patterson, Kemp; cousin Sandy Mills, Cottonwood; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Jack Forman
Services for Jack E. Forman, 75, Malakoff, will be held at a later date under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Forman was born Jan. 1, 1934, in Ponca City, Okla. and died June 29, 2009, in Malakoff.
He was a contractor in the construction industry and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his wife Bernice Forman, Malakoff; daughters Nyoka Bryant and husband Tommy, Gun Barrel City; Patty Haag and husband Johnny, Log Cabin; Jackie Perez and husband Jesse, Palmer; and Clara Perez and husband Jesse, Log Cabin; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.


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