OBITUARY

Carrol Ann McCugh Stokes

April 16, 1950November 2, 2018
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Carrol Ann McCugh Stokes, age 68, passed away Friday, November 2, 2018 at Medical City Arlington.

Funeral services will be held at Moore Funeral Home on Bowen Road, Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Visitation will be held at 10 AM, followed by a funeral service at 11 AM. There will be a graveside service at 1 PM at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Carrol was preceded in death by two infant children, Baby Girl Stokes and Baby Boy Stokes; her parents, Fayrene and George Billy McCugh; her brother, Danny McCugh; her sister, Sheila Millet.

Carrol is survived by her husband of 52 years, Wayne; her four sons, Robert and wife, Michelle; Christopher and wife, Victoria; Steven and wife, Cyndee; Brian and wife, McKenzie; eight grandchildren, Deven, Celeste, Alyssa, Ellisha, Bella, Whitney, Georgie and Camp; her brother, Jackie Rankins; her sister, Rita Hazelwood; her sister, Tina Beggs; her brother, Mike McCugh.

Moore Funeral Home, 4216 S Bowen Road, Arlington, TX 76016, 817-468-8111

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75211, 214-467-3374

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, November 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 7, 2018
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, November 7, 2018
REMEMBERING

Carrol Ann McCugh Stokes

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Brian Moore

November 7, 2018

May you rest in Heavon Carol. I know Jesus welcomed you with open arms and a warm heart as you did. We know youre not alone there. It may be a sad day on earth for us but it is a celebration in Heavon.

Victoria Stokes

November 6, 2018

I walked literary into the path of the Stokes family in 2015 when I moved to Grand Prairie and I went for a walk and met Chris walking the opposite way. It changed my life forever. He became my husband 2016. I spent time with Carrol and Wayne briefly before we moved to AZ. About 1 month ago Sunday at church I told Chris, with tears in my eyes.. I want to get to know my mother in law, the woman who made you into the kindest man Ive ever known. I knew the apple didnt fall far from the tree. So I longed to get to know the tree, roots, and vines = Wayne & Carrol Stokes. Unfortunately, that wasn't in GODS plan. So today I say goodbye and Carrol I truly love you and I will miss you. I promise to make you proud in heaven with the ways I will love and cherish your son. Say hello to my Daddy, Archie up there in heaven.

Ryan Liner

November 5, 2018

I will never forget the Sonic ice runs you would send all of us boys on, your knack for Hearts (the game) on the computer, and how you and Wayne accepted me like a 5th son. I pray for your family through this difficult time. Sending all of my love.

Wendell Stokes

November 5, 2018

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.
Love, Wendell and Brenda

Rita Millet

November 5, 2018

I Love you dear sister more than you will every know, you left a deep hole in my heart. I will see you again in heaven. Rest in peace.

Rebecca Vanginault

November 5, 2018

💙May you Rest in peace aunt Carrol🙏

Tina Beggs

November 5, 2018

❤️ Love and miss you Carrol!!!

Leslie McCugh

November 4, 2018

So sorry to say goodbye so soon. I had hoped to get together before one of us past away. Can't wait to see you again. Love to you and the family.

Pamela Brandt

November 4, 2018

May you rest in peace Aunt Carol I love you and you will be missed by many❤

Billy Johnson

November 3, 2018

Rest in peace Aunt Carrol. You will be missed!

Biography

Carrol Ann McCugh was born on April 16, 1950, in Tyler, Texas, to Fayrene and George Billy McCugh. She was the middle of seven children. She attended Tin Top Church in Weatherford, Texas. She always remembered driving to her grandparents’ house in an old station wagon they called Old Betsy.

Carrol attended school through the 7th grade, when she left to take care of her younger siblings. She later earned her GED and never stopped learning. Though she never gave herself enough credit, Carrol was very intelligent and witty. She was a prolific reader and lifelong learner.

Carrol met Wayne in 1966. He was in the Navy, stationed in Jacksonville, Florida, but was temporarily in Grand Prairie for training at LTV. They met while she was visiting friends in his apartment complex. After dating for three months, Wayne proposed. Because she was 16, Carrol’s dad needed to give his permission to marry, which he happily did.

Wayne and Carrol celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a vow renewal ceremony and party in 2016. It was a blessed event that our entire family will forever treasure. The family is so thankful and proud of their remarkable example of love and commitment. They were married for 52 years.

Carrol had many hobbies throughout the years: calligraphy, building miniature houses, crocheting, antiquing, roller skating, collecting porcelain dolls, collecting thimbles when she traveled, genealogy, reading, crosswords, and she had a very brief softball career (she played one summer in a ladies’ softball league). She liked traveling to the homes of her favorite famous people, such as Laura Ingalls Wilder, Elvis and Hank Williams.

Carrol loved music, especially Elvis and country music. She loved singing karaoke and had so much fun doing it. She and Wayne took country western dance lessons, and going dancing was one of her favorite things to do.

She loved little dogs, especially Chihuahuas, and had many throughout her life. Her current Chihuahua, Baby Girl, will miss her.

She worked several jobs throughout the years. She was as a keypunch operator at Texas Instruments, sold cosmetics, was a beloved crossing guard, and worked for a greeting card company. Her life’s work and most important job was raising her four boys.

She had four sons, Robert, Christopher, Steven, and Brian. It couldn't have been easy raising four boys, but she always worked hard for them, whether she was helping with schoolwork or staying up late to make Christmas special. She was always there for them, and they’re going to miss her very much.

She lost two infants at birth, Baby Girl and Baby Boy Stokes. We are comforted knowing that they are now reunited in Heaven.

She had eight grandchildren: Deven (22), Celeste (20), Alyssa (19), Ellisha (18), Bella (13), Whitney (13), Georgie (11), and Camp (5). She loved them all and cherished her time with them.

Carrol had a close and deep relationship with Jesus. She read her bible and prayed daily. She loved to do bible studies and watch Christian television. And she loved to talk to anyone about the Lord!