Corine McFarling Biggs

May 29, 1920 - October 24, 2009

Mrs. Corine McFarling Biggs, age 89, of McKinney, Texas passed away to be with her maker and her beloved husband on October 24, 2009, in McKinney. She was born on May 29, 1920, to John Shields and Sarah Ann (Honea) McFarling. On October 19, 1940, she married Bernie O. “Buddy” Biggs in McKinney. Mrs. Biggs was a retired grocery clerk, having worked at various grocery stores all located in the historic downtown McKinney. Among them were Safeway, where she was known as the first women to have checked groceries for the Safeway stores, Duggers Food Mart and Mosely Grocery. She worked for the Ritz Theater in McKinney and also owned and operated Corine & Jiquetta’s Café. Mrs. Biggs was a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church in McKinney and past president of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in McKinney. She is survived by her sister, Mattie Lee Lubbers of Sherman, Texas; brother, Bob McFarling of Denton, Texas; nieces and nephews, Judy Clark, Allen McFarling, Bill McFarling, Johnny Bob McFarling, LaDean Choate Mayo, Brunson Choate, Ronnie Lubbers, Pat Reeves, Mike Lubbers, Nancy Nichols, Amy Baugus, Laurie McFarling, Carol Morrison, and Carrie Kimble; sister-in-law, Doris Hughes McFarling; and many great nieces and nephews. Mrs. Biggs was preceded in death by her husband Buddy in 2005. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Marvin, William, John and Jack McFarling; and sisters, Ora Bell Andrews and Mary Dean Choate. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 28, 2009, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Rod Corner and Bro. Larry Burgen officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends for a visitation from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. Officiating as pallbearers will be J.B. Mayo, Justin Lubbers, Ricky Nichols, Bobby Ray Baugus, Ben Baugus, and Steve Baugus.

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It was such a pleasure to have known Mrs. Biggs. She was a precious lady! Please know that the entire family is in my thoughts and prayers. Denice Burnside Webb, November 2, 2009 I was blessed to work with Mrs. Biggs at the Mosely Grocery back in 1980. I remember how kind, helpful and always cheerful person she was. To the Biggs family my deepest condolences. Suzanne L. Gonzales, October 29, 2009 I worked with the Home Health Company that took care of Mrs. Biggs she was a joy to know. Joanna Walker, October 28, 2009 Corine was one of my favorite persons. She was such a sweet, sweet lady and Bill and I always enjoyed talking with her. I know because she told me earlier this year that she was ready to go. Heaven is brighter with her there now. I extend sincere sympathy to her family and friends. Mollie Honea Self, October 28, 2009 My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family at this time. I will forever remember all of those trips to McKinney with LaDean to Aunt Corine's house. Corine was always finding something to smile about and she always acted like she enjoyed having us visit---even though I am sure we were some pretty giggly, irritating little girls. Thanks for including me in your family all those years. Patricia Ann Lawrence Sethaler, October 28, 2009 Ron & Jana, My thoughts and prayers are with both of you. Shleana Brinkley, October 27, 2009 Corinne was always one of my favorite people. She was always smiling and glad to see me whenever I met her. She made so many friends with her wonderful spirit. Heaven will be brightened by her beautiful presence. God bless her family and all those who will miss her. Mary Virginia Holcomb Dickerson, October 26, 2009 Mrs. Biggs was such a beautiful & precious lady. Before I moved to Missouri, I would see her & Mr. Bggs every Sunday a.m. before church at Braum's. May God Bless You Lonita Alexander Rains, October 26, 2009