Posted by : December 5, 2013| On :
McFaul was born Sept. 30, 1936, and died Nov. 26, 2013.
He spent most of his educational career as a respected administrator for the Kemp Independent School District.
He graduated from Kemp public schools and demonstrated his hometown dedication by serving as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent for Kemp schools.
After his retirement, he served on the school board supporting the improvement of the district for students and employees.
His dedication earned him the respect of teachers, administrators and students. He would work tirelessly to provide what he thought was an equitable chance for everyone.
Before computers, he would go over every student’s requested courses and develop a schedule that offered each student an opportunity to have the education he or she needed. He gained the appreciation of the community and was depended upon to act fairly for all.
He will be remembered for his service to his community and as a loving father and grandfather.
He talked proudly about how well his girls were doing and in former years, he could be seen with them driving to the pasture or at some school activity.
He and his wife never missed a game or activity their grandchildren participated in. But he did not go just to support his family; he attended because he cared for the town, school and the people involved.
Everyone would speak of Harvey, but face-to-face, he was Mr. McFaul. He commanded, not demanded, respect.
He was a leader with integrity and character. He worked hard and expected others to do the same. He inspired others to do their best by providing the example of the adage that a man is worth his hire.
He worked hard and led others to do so also. He did not sit idly by and allow things to happen around him, but strove to do what he felt was right.
Helen Keller once stated that “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”
He inspired ambition in others and achieved success. His impact on the community and people of Kemp has been longstanding.
As Abraham Lincoln commented, “Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”
McFaul has cast a large shadow that will not be forgotten, but more importantly, it will be the man that we all will remember.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, son Barry McFaul, and infant son Kelly McFaul.
Survivors include his daughter, Jana Cox, and husband Tim; granddaughters Erin and Nicole Cox; other relatives, friends, and colleagues.
Posted by : November 30, 2013| On :
Services for Dorothy Mae Hebel “Aunt Dot” were held Nov. 23, 2013, at Grove Hill Funeral Home Chapel.
Hebel was born Jan. 6, 1927, in Denison, to Ruby and James Poe, and died Nov. 19, 2013, in Garland.
Posted by : November 30, 2013| On :
Services for Ann Hawkins, 81, of Kemp, were held Nov. 28, 2013, under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Funeral Home.
Hawkins was born Sept. 1, 1932, and died at home surrounded by loved ones Nov. 25, 2013, after a lengthy illness.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt.
Survivors include her husband, Raymon Hawkins of Kemp; children Sherry Carroll of Plano, Danny Hawkins and wife Janet of Kemp and Tempest Gail Stanfield and husband T.W. of Kemp; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members.
Condolences may be posted at www.andersonclayton.com.