RISING STAR — Graveside services for Thomas “Mac” McGinnis, 83, of Rising Star will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, in Elm Cemetery in Eastland County, with John Beckling officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Higginbotham Funeral Home.

He died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, in Brownwood.

He was born Aug. 13, 1925, in Merkel, to A.L. and Effie Lucille Pierce-McGinnis. She preceded him in death. He was married to Marjorie Tackett on July 21, 1953, in Abilene. He was married to Margaret Richardson on Feb. 12, 2002, in Early.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret McGinnis of Brownwood; three daughters, Cheryl and Jim McCloud of California, Sharon and Mark Nichols of Mesquite, and Linda “Mike” and husband Tommy Sutton of Fritch; 10 step-children, Sherri and Marvin Hunt, Michele Hartley, Tommy and Nitya Hartley, Stephanie and Ray Tassin, Nanette Hartley, Phillip Hartley, and Charles and Denise Hartley, Vicki and Stuart Peters, Jamey Hartley, and Richard and Annelise Hartley; three sisters, Louise Bond of Rising Star, Wanda Brown of Abilene and Mary Nance of Trent; three grandchildren; and many step-grandchildren.