Services for Basil Neal Kay, 71, Killeen, were held July 20, 2007, at the Tomlinson Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Melton officiating. Interment followed in the King Cemetery in Kemp under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Kay was born Feb. 26, 1936, in Kosse to the late Vernice and Eli Kay.
He was in the automotive paint business and was Baptist by faith.
Survivors include his wife Laura Kay; sons Terry and Carla Hulsey, Springfield, Neb.; Stephen and Belinda Kay, Madisonville; Mack Kay, College Station; Bruce and Gail Kay, College Station; Anthony and Lisa Hulsey, Killeen; daughters Dawn Thompson, San Antonio; Brenda and Albert Lehman, Fairfield; brother Billy and Evelyn Kay, Marlin; sisters Dorothy Shaw, Mart; Faye and Robert Chane, Marlin; Carolyn and Winston Williams, Little Rock, Ark.; 24 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Robert Hickman Jr.
A memorial service for retired insurance executive and long-time Plano resident, Robert Allen “Bob” Hickman Jr., was held at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, in Allen July 5, 2007, with the Rev. Gordon Illausky officiating. Jan and Howard Younce and Betty Westbrook shared special memories of their close friend. Interment was in the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Hickman was born Nov. 8, 1926, in Paris and passed away June 29, 2007, after a battle with cancer.
He attended Lamar High School in Houston and was a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He proudly served in the communications area of the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was an avid golfer and loved animals and cooking. He volunteered at charitable events including those sponsored by AMBUCS and the Lions Club. Also, he was a volunteer at the Tool Picnic and Festival sponsored by The Greater Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Coleen Mullins Hickman, Plano; daughter and son-in-law Donna and Leland Pitts, Tool; cousins James Allen Hickman and wife Martha, Paris; Florence Ann McClain Priebe and husband Louie Springfield, Va.; Susan McClain Arnold and husband Richard, Studio City, Calif.; and countless friends.
Hickman was preceded in death by parents Florence Ann Walker and Robert Allen Hickman, grandparents Robert (“Bobbie”) McMurry and John R. Hickman, maternal grandparents Emma Louise Tinnin and Dr. Marcellus Augustus Walker, aunt Emma Louise Walker McClain, and uncle Dr. Marcellus Augustus Walker, Jr.
The family would like to thank all the friends, church members, and clergy who were so kind during his illness.
A special thank you also goes out to friends Betty, Beth, John, Howard, Jan and their entire staff, and to Jamye Perelli Photography.
Services for James Alvin George, 77, Trinidad, were held July 18, 2007, at St. Jude Catholic Church with Father Francis O’Dowd officiating. Interment was in the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
George was born Aug. 27, 1929, in South Mayd to the late Frances and Alvin Earl George and died July 15, 2007, in Athens.
He retired as a sheet metal worker from Texas Instruments in 1990 and was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Boy Scouts of America. He played guitar in The Yousta Bees band.
Survivors include his wife Marcella George, Trinidad; stepmother Ruby Lee George, Sherman; sons Russell and Karen George, Grand Prairie; Richard and Brenda George, Campbell; Jeffrey and Candace George, Grand Prairie; Kenneth George, Grapevine; sisters Fern and Willie Gray, Trinidad; Mary Barbara and Leonard Gifford, San Antonio; Sharron and Michael Pryal, Grand Prairie; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service for Margie Fern Snowden Davis will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 23, 2007, at the Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church in Tool. Burial will be beside her mother and father with many other relatives in the Tool Cemetery.
Davis was born June 9, 1918, near Mabank to Amanda Ann Hammett and George Marvin Snowden and died July 16, 2007.
She, along with her husband Virgil built and operated the Davis Nursing Home in Denver, Colo., for 33 years before retiring in 1988. Following retirement they lived in Oklahoma, Illinois and Tool, returning to Colorado in 2001.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years H. Virgil Davis; children Beatrice Lynn Green, Bethany Ann Atkins and James Marc Davis; grandchildren Hernan Posada, Luis Posada, Matthew Davis and Leacia Davis.
John B. Rich
Services for John B. Rich, 89, Athens, were held July 20, 2007, at Parkview Baptist Church in Malakoff, with Bro. O.E. Davis officiating. Burial was in Mankin Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home of Malakoff.
Rich was born Aug. 24, 1917, in Princeton, Ky., and died July 17, 2007, in Athens. He was preceded in death by his parents Dora Crisp and John Henry Rich, first wife Rena Mae Rich in 1996 and stepdaughter Lola McCown in 2005.
He was a member of the Parkview Baptist Church in Malakoff. He worked for GMC, Arlington and Chicago, Ill. He was retired.
Survivors include his wife Lola Rich, Athens; son John B. Rich Jr., Wyoming; stepdaughters Annie Dickerson and husband Delton, Athens; Carol Christopher and husband Nelson, Athens; and Georgia Robison, Athens; daughter Dora Jaczedine Gellespie, Hawaii.
Pallbearers were George McCown, Nelson Christopher, Delton Dickerson, Lance Robison, Glen Robison, John Christopher and Gary McGee.