||John McLaughlin Jr.
Services for John McLaughlin Jr., 76, Kemp, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27,
2010, at the First Presbyterian Church of Mabank. Meal to follow with family and friends.
Interment will be at 2:30 p.m., in the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas.
Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday (today), Dec. 26, 2010, at the funeral
McLaughlin was born Oct. 15, 1934, in Jersey City, N.J., and died Dec. 19, 2010, in Kemp.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Jeanette Finckenor McLaughlin, father John
McLaughlin and brother David McLaughlin.
He was a family-oriented man with many friends in the community. He will be greatly
He was a 20-year veteran of the United States Air Force and retired from General
Dynamics/Lockheed Martin, where he was involved in the development of the most up-to-date
aircraft used today.
He was involved in every community throughout his military and civilian career, well into
He was an elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Mabank, where he was an assistant
treasurer, advancing the church into the computer age.
He assisted others with their computers both in church and the community.
He was a Vacation Bible School teacher.
He was an avid golfer and belonged to the Cedar Creek Country Club for 20 years, where he
was on the board of directors.
He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, a 32nd Degree Mason and member of the
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Joyce Louise McLaughlin; eldest daughter Cynthia
Harman and husband Freddie; son Richard McLaughlin and wife Cathy; youngest daughter Candy
Lee Smith and husband Lenny; his twin-brother, Joseph McLaughlin; sister Leona Boehler;
and his sister Jane Mangano and husband Bernard; 11 loving grandchildren; and 21 loving
A memorial service for Kerry Mad Dog Waldie, 53, will be held at a later date
under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Waldie was born Aug. 14, 1957, in Dallas to Myrtle and Charles Waldie and died Dec. 20,
2010, in Crandall.
He was preceded in death by his father and adoptive mother Peggie.
He was a member of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club and was known as Mad Dog.
He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and obtaining antiques.
He graduated from McArthur High School in Irving.
He was employed as a maintenance engineer at Print Pak in Grand Prairie.
He was active in the Kaufman County Emergency Shelter and the Toys for Tots program.
He was Baptist by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Kelly, Gun Barrel City; son Michael Box, Gun Barrel City;
daughters Colleen Castillo and husband Danny, Allen; Casey Sherwood, Ohio; and Shana
Mendoza and husband Michael, Irving; brothers Charles Waldie Jr. and wife Luz, Katy; Barry
Waldie and wife Carla, Arlington; and William Chris Waldie and wife Tara, Grapevine;
sisters Sherry Smith and husband Gerald, Katy and Kathyrine Rowan, Longview; eight
grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many loving friends.
Memorial services for Howard Schaefer, 48, Mabank, were held Dec. 18, 2010, in the Beacon
Church of Christ with Ken Maddox officiating, under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek
Funeral Home in Mabank.
Schaefer was born June 30, 1962, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Shirley Ann Hunley and Howard
Joseph Schaefer Sr. and died Dec. 14, 2010, in Rowlett.
He was preceded in death by his foster son, Timothy Dever.
He was a member of the Beacon Church of Christ since 1998, and owned and operated Schaefer
Cleaning Services for many years.
He was a loving father and husband and coached his sons in Little League football for more
than eight years, winning several Super Bowls.
Survivors include his wife, Stacey Schaefer, Mabank; children Chris Schaefer and wife
Elizabeth, Terrell; Tim Schaefer, Mabank; Michael Schafer and wife Miranda, Mabank; James
Allen White, Watertown, N.Y.; and Zack Cullefer, Mabank, grandchildren Blake and Abigail;
father William Cullefer and wife Flo, Mesquite; mother Shirley Bird and husband Bruce,
Mabank; sister Jeannie Sutton and husband Randy, Gun Barrel City; brothers Tommy Schaefer,
Eustace; David Schaefer, Mabank; and William Cullefer Jr., Mabank; nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or charity of your choice.
Services for Wayne Edwin Pritchett, 67, Kemp, are under the direction of Eubank Cedar
Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Pritchett was born Oct. 25, 1943, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Edna Frankie Brooks and
Buford William Pritchett and died Dec. 17, 2010, at his home after a lengthy illness.
He was preceded in death by his father.
He was the owner and operator of DFW Paint Company.
He married Brenda Nell Long Nov. 16, 1963. Her father and his father were friends and that
was how they met.
He was of the Baptist faith and a firm believer. He will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his mother, Edna Frankie and stepfather Ivan Brooks, Las Vegas, Nev.;
loving wife, Brenda Pritchett, Kemp; son Charles Pritchett, Kemp; daughter Dawn Stewart
and husband Robert, Dallas; brother Ferman Pritchett and wife Arlene, Edgewood; sisters
Mary Handley, Quinlan; and Judy Wesson, Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandchildren Bradley
Stewart and wife Shellie, Nicholas and Tanner Stewart, Ashley Mellor and husband Nathan,
and Justin Pritchett; four great-grandchildren; and many loving friends.