JoAnna McAlister Dye, 81

Published 2:10 pm Thursday, January 31, 2019

JoAnna McAlister Dye, 81, of McKinney, passed away Friday, Jan. 25 at home.

She was born in Indiana on May 6, 1937, to the late Joseph Henry McAlister and Anna Mae Mackey McAlister. She was a farmer’s wife and a seamstress who worked for Bob Noe’s Men Store, Singer, and Rainbow Cleaners. JoAnna was a member of Stanford Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Adams Dye.

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Survivors include three daughters, Elizabeth Ann (Charley) Wood of McKinney, Jane (Garlan) Vanhook of Stanford, and Mary Catherine “Kay” (Mike) Estes of Stanford; a sister, Catherine Candler of Moreland; a brother, Jotey (Earlene) McAlister of Stanford; five grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 28 at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Clayton (Corky) Klingenfus.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Lincoln County Historical Society and Friends of Logan’s Fort. Guestbook is available at