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Obituaries for February 24, 2014

obituaryMarguerite Barker Vaughan (July 14, 1924 – February 22, 2014) For a girl who was born in a farmhouse in Kansas and grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in Bartlesville OK, Margie lived life large. She was the seventh of eight children and the only one to go to college.

Margie married the love of her life at Harding College in Arkansas on his graduation day; Tolbert Fanning Vaughan liked to say he “got his Bachelors in the morning and lost it that afternoon.” Together they served Churches of Christ from Florida to Texas and together they raised four children: David Vaughan of Houston TX, Charlotte Vaughan Coyle and Jerry of Paris TX, Frances Vaughan of Oklahoma City OK, Jonathan Vaughan and Julie of Kingwood TX. Tolbert died much too early; Margie lived without him as many years as she had lived with him and she never stopped missing him. But she had many good friends at the Juliette Fowler Christian Homes in Dallas and she had a family that loved her dearly.

She was a proud, grateful “Tutu” to five grandchildren and their spouses: Benjamin Coyle and Hillary, Rachel Coyle and Carl, Jacob Coyle, Kayla Vaughan and Taylor, Zachary Vaughan.  Three extra grandchildren: Stephanie, Elizabeth and Jonathan Brewer; three great-grandchildren: Benjamin Thomas Coyle, Andrew Bryant Coyle and Avery Daniel Vaughan Channing; and many precious nieces and nephews. Even when her ability to get out and about was severely limited these past two years, Margie would whip out her iPad-mini and Google names and places and events she heard about on the news.

Every month, Margie would send her little widow’s offering to Week of Compassion for benevolence and disaster relief around the world. If you would like to honor her life, you are invited to join her in supporting WoC. Or help support the wonderful ministry for seniors at Juliette Fowler Homes.

Family and friends will gather Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Bright Holland Chapel to celebrate Margie and thank God for her life. Rev. Lory Hunt will be there for us like she has always been. There will be time for visiting after the service.

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Oscar Berry Thompson, 77, of Mesquite, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Plano Specialty Hospital.  Services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Dr. Kris Segrest & Pastor Chad Womack officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Mr. Thompson, the son of Claude & Teddie Tidwell Thompson, was born June 22, 1936, in Dallas.  He served in the U.S. Army & following his honorable discharge he began a career with Diamond-Shamrock, as a maintenance technician, that spanned more than twenty years before his retirement.  O. B. was a member of Lawson Road Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Floyd Thompson.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Cloud Thompson, whom he married in 1956, building fifty-eight years of family and memories, a daughter, Debra Tobolka & husband Gary of Wylie, a grandson, Chris Tobolka & wife Grace of Dallas, a granddaughter, Carrie Tobolka-Williams of Wylie, two great grandsons, Ean Williams and Noah Williams, one brother, Weldon Thompson of Oregon, three sisters, Millie Reed of Oregon, Claudine Zuber of Mineral Wells and Jeanie Mullins of Granbury.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be sent toward Missions, In Memory of Oscar B. Thompson, c/o First Baptist Church, 100 N. 1st Street, Wylie, TX 75098.

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