Donald Jefferson, 56, died Nov. 6 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas following a lengthy illness.

He was a native of Nairry, La., and had lived in the Dallas area for the past six-and-a-half years. He graduated from Buras High School, in Buras, La., and he graduated with a degree in business administration from New Orleans Business College in New Orleans.

Jefferson was a member of the North American Volleyball Association and the New Orleans Volleyball Gay Olympic Team. He attended Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church.

He was retired.

He is survived by his mother, Janet Jefferson of Buras, La.; his grandmother, Louise Jones of Buras, La.; his sister, Suzin Ann Reed of Buras, La.; his twin brother Ronald Jefferson of Dallas; eight other brothers and sisters and many other family members and friends.

A celebration of his life was held Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Resource Center of Dallas. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. in Bootheville, La.

The family requested that memorial contributions in his name be made to the Resource Center of Dallas, 2701 Reagan St., Dallas, Texas 75219.

Howard Bryan Singleton, 43, died suddenly at his home in Oak Lawn on Nov. 1.

He was born June 1, 1963 in Tulsa, Okla., and attended college in Oklahoma and had lived in Dallas for eight years.

Singleton worked for Wolf Brothers Clothiers for eight years, and for Ford Motor Credit Corporation as a credit analyst for eight years, holding several waiter positions in between. He was known by friends for being reliable, full of love, grateful, loyal and somewhat unpredictable, and for having a unique spirit and kind soul. He was also known for always being impeccably dressed. He believed reverently in God and the miracles of Jesus, and he loved old-fashioned values.

Singleton is survived by his parents, Floyd and Thelma Singleton; and his sister and her husband, Elizabeth and Keith Schultz, all of whom live in or near Tulsa.

Services were held Nov. 6 at the Calvary Temple Assembly of God in Tulsa. Memorial contributions can be made to Bryan’s House in Dallas.

Johnny Warren McCulloch, 52, known to his many friends as Johnny Ann, died Nov. 5 at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas following a lengthy illness.

He was born May 4, 1956 in Lubbock, Texas where he was an out and proud gay man by the time he graduated from Lubbock High School in 1974. After living in Houston and Austin, he moved to Dallas in the early 1980s and has lived here since.

McCulloch was a retired hair stylist who worked for many causes and charities after moving to Dallas. He was a sweet soul who never met a stranger and always had a warm smile. His generosity was felt by many.

McCulloch was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by longtime friend Steven Wall of Dallas; cousins Karla Insco of Bedford and JoeAnn Wallace of Euless, and a host of other friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at The Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road in Dallas, with the Rev. Shelley Hamilton officiating. It will be followed by a celebration of his life in a location to be announced.

McCulloch’s ashes will be spread in Palm Springs, Calif.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 14, 2008.

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