Groveton News - Obituaries
For the Week of August 2008
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     FORT WORTH- Harriet Virginia Barnes McKinney, 94, a loving mother, grandmother and aunt, died peacefully at her home Sunday morning, Aug. 17, 2008.
    Funeral service was held Thursday August 21, 2008 at 10:00 am at St. John's Episcopal Church, 2401 College Ave. Following committal prayers, Virginia will be laid to rest with her husband, William, at 5 p.m. in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Trinity.
     In lieu of flowers, consideration of contributions to St. John's Episcopal Church or to Camp Sanguinity, in Virginia's memory, is suggested.
     A native of Trinity, Virginia was born February 3, 1914, the daughter of Dr. Frank L. and Allie Johnson Barnes. She attended Gulf Park College and graduated in 1936 from Rice Institute, now Rice University, where she was the first female editor of the Rice yearbook, "The Campanile." Virginia did graduate work at the University of Houston and the University of Texas at Austin and received a law degree from the South Texas School of Law in Houston.
    Following graduation, she worked for the Texas State Welfare Department, the Texas Legislature, the Red Cross in Houston and Humble Oil, now Exxon, in the legal department.
    Virginia remained active in politics throughout her life. She married Dr. William W. McKinney in 1942 and moved to Fort Worth in 1947. She served as local and state president of Pro America and was president of the Tarrant County Medical Auxiliary and the Wednesday Section of the Woman's Club of Fort Worth.
    She was an avid gardener and artist and a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, River Crest Country Club, the Dinner Dance Club and the Lecture Foundation.
    In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, William, in 2002; her sister, Mary; and her brothers, Ed and Peyton Barnes.
    Survivors include her children, Mary McKinney Swift and her daughter, Stephanie, of Fort Worth, William W. McKinney Jr., his wife, Maureen, and their son, Will, and daughters, Robin and Rebecca of Ogden, Utah, and Paul B. McKinney, his wife, Mary, and their children, Charles, Molly and Harriet, of Fort Worth; and many nieces and nephews, including Harriet Latimer, Aubrey Calvin, Dr. Frank Barnes and Dr. Peyton Barnes.
Robertson Mueller Harper Funeral and Cremation

   Funeral service for James Louis “Jimmy” Warren, Sr. was held Wednesday August 20, 2008 at 11:00am at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Loftin officiating. Burial followed in Clapp Cemetery.
   Mr. Warren was born May 25, 1923 in Mineral Wells, Texas and passed away Monday August 18, 2008 in Trinity, Texas he his country proudly in the United States Air Force during WWII, owned and operated a Exxon Service Station as well as a Humble Service Station in Harris County for many years was formerly of Baytown where he was employed with Harris County, was a Member of Masonic Lodge of Baytown and moved his membership to Joe Werner Lodge 553 when he moved to Trinity in 1999 to enjoy his retirement.
  He was preceded in death by his wife Madolyn Warren; parents William and Hazel Warren; brother Billy Douglas Warren; and sister Jo Clayton.
   Survivors include his son James Lewis “Sparkie” Warren, Jr. and wife Cindy; daughters Jimmye Lynn Warren and Patricia Whitney; grandchildren
Abbey Curtis and husband David, Matt Warren, twins Curtis and Wesley Warren, Kelsie Humphrey, Justin Stokes; half Brother, Arzel Warren; half sister, Natlie White; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Waller-Thornton Funeral Home




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