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Darnell, Paula Jean Nunley


Paula Jean Nunley Darnell of McKinney, Texas passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the age of 56 years old.  Paula was born on September 27, 1957 in Seattle, Washington to Paul Jean Nunley and Dorothy Jean Martin.

Paula is survived by her daughter: Christina Ann Gatlin and her husband, Timoth Edward Gatlin; grandchildren, Shelby Lynn Gatlin, Christopher Edward Gatlin, Leilani Paulette Nunley and Kasey Ann Gatlin; brother, Lonnie Eugene Nunley; sister, Shirley Lee Stickler and husband, Junior Lee Stickler; niece, Sara Ann Stickler and nephew, Zackery Duke Stickler; aunts, Nell Ramon  and her husband, Jesse Ramon and Helen Huckabee; and significant other, Cia Loling Nunies.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Charles W. Smith Funeral Home Chapel on South Tennessee Street, McKinney, Texas 75069.  The funeral service will follow immediately following the visitation at the same location.  Interment will follow the service at Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Wayne Baxter, Funeral Director and the North Dallas Funeral Home.

Please send the family condolences on this website.


    Donna Schulte
    13 Oct 2022

    I am so sorry for your loss, I worked with Paula at Alcatel-Lucent and she was the sweetest person. She will be truely missed.

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The Gillilands
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Dear John,

It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Tha you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you.

Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad.

Love, The Gillilands


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