Ms. Kristina Lynne Appling, 37, of Dale, Texas passed away suddenly at her residence on August 16, 2007. She was employed as a tax examiner for the government. Kristina had lived in the Dale area for about nine years. She attended the First Baptist Church of Lockhart, Texas where she was a member. She is survived by her mother, Lynn McCandless and Stepfather Ronald L. McCandless of Dale, five children, Mary Catron of Paris Island, South Carolina, Patricia Ann Catron, Steven A.Z. Ebner, Zoe Beryl Allen, and Joseph M.D. Appling all of Dale, Texas, one sister, Alicia B. Mayo -Harpo of Mississippi, brothers, James W. Appling Jr., of Cardova, Tennessee, John T. Appling of Brighton, Tennessee. Kristina was preceded in death by her father, James W. Appling Sr. in 1997. A memorial service was held Sunday, 2:00 p.m., August 19, 2007 at the First Lockhart Baptist Church. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, 2:00 p.m., August 22, 2007 at the Memphis Funeral Home in Bartlett Tennessee. Burial followed at Memory Hill Gardens in Barlett, Tennessee. Arrangements with Eeds Funeral Home 408 South Main, Lockhart, Texas 78644. (512) 398-2343.