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Hilda Leinhardt Higgins
Hilda Leinhardt Higgins of Granbury, a retired bookkeeper, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000 in Granbury. She was 91.
Mrs. Higgins was born Dec. 9, 1908 in Gretna, La. She spent most of her life in Gretna and had lived in Granbury for the past seven years. She was a member of the Gretna Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Jane Higgins; one son, Leonard Conrad Higgins Jr.; one brother, Theodore Leinhardt; and four sisters, Anna Leinhardt, Margaret Leinhardt, Olga Leinhardt and Elsie L. Rasmussen.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Sheila Atkinson Higgins of Granbury; one daughter-in-law, Genevieve Higgins of Clinton, Miss; one brother, John Leinhardt of Gretna, La; one sister, Esther Leinhardt of Gretna, La; six grandchildren, David Higgins of Valrico, Fla., Barbara Wilkinson of Clinton, Miss., Betty Milewski of Granbury, Margaret Arnold of Gig Harbor, Wash., and Ellen Bebee and husband Larry of Nokomis, Fla.; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
Services were Monday, Dec. 4, 2000 in the Mothe Funeral Home in Harvey, La. Burial was in the McDonogh Cemetery in Gretna, La. Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Granbury.

Ben Ferrell Mitchel III
Ben Ferrell Mitchel III of Granbury, a construction project manager, died Thursday, Nov.30, 2000 in Granbury. He was 51,
Mr. Mitchel was born July 29, 1949 in Kansas City, Mo.
He was preceded in death by one son, Ben Mitchel IV in 1997.
He is survived by his companion, Becky Rutherford of Granbury; one son, Cole Rutherford of Granbury; two daughters, Christina Rutherford of Granbury, and Heather Mitchel of Dallas; one brother, Michael Mitchel; and three sisters, Jean Allsop of Birmingham, Ala., Elizabeth Harrell of Tampa, Fla., and Sally Civello of Dallas.
Services were Saturday, Nov. 2, 2000 in Martin’s Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ross Fowler officiating. Burial was in Holly Hills Memorial Park in Granbury. Pallbearers were Dick Thedford, Johnny Stein, Sonny Nelson, David Bynam, Kyle Ellis and Mark Sawyer. Martin’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Delmar Albert Bullard
Delmar Albert Bullard of Granbury, retired from the U.S. Navy, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000 in Granbury. He was 80.
Mr. Bullard was born Nov. 4, 1920 in Reno. He married Jeanne Morhey Bullard April 13, 1956 in Long Beach, Calif. He served in the U.S. Navy for 28 years and was a prisoner of war. He was a member of the Scotish Rite and Shrine Masonic Lodge #392.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Bullard of Granbury; one daughter and son-in-law, Claudell and Ronie Neill of Fort Worth; one sister, Agnes Kirk of Sherman; two grandsons, Teddy and Jackie Neill of Fort Worth; special friends, Fred and Jene McMeans of Granbury; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were Monday, Dec. 4, 2000 in Holly Hills Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Ron Kimbrell officiating. Burial was in Holly Hills Memorial Park in Granbury. Martin’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Clarence Lee Pinson
Clarence Lee Pinson of Grapevine, a retired hospital maintenance worker, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000 in Grapevine. He was 89.
Mr. Pinson was the father of D.C. Pinson of Granbury.
Graveside services were Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000 in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Grapevine.

James Boyd ‘JB’ Lilly
James Boyd "JB" Lilly of Haltom City, a retired fireman, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000 in Haltom City. He was 71.
Mr. Lilly was the father of Brenda Tracy of Granbury; and grandfather of Chandra McGowen of Tolar, and Kathy Mays of Granbury.
Services were Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000 in Oak Knoll Baptist Church. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth. 
The family suggests memorials be made to the Oak Knoll Baptist Church.

Jack A. White Jr.
Jack A. White Jr. of Granbury, a retired material handler for LTV, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000 in Granbury. He was 55.
Mr. White was born Sept. 8, 1945 in Fort Worth and married Texie Tomlinson on June 10, 1972 in Fort Worth. He was was a member of the U.A.W. while at LTV and was a member of the Granbury Church of Christ. 
He is survived by his wife Texie White of Granbury; two daughters, Daletia Evans and husband Randy of Granbury, and Christina White of Granbury; his mother, Myrtle F. White of Fort Worth; three sisters, Barbara Farrel, Lenora Gomez and Sarah Buchanan, all of Fort Worth; and three grandchildren.
Services are today (Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000) at 10 a.m. at Martin’s Funeral Home Chapel with Stan Reid officiating. Burial will be in Holly Hills Memorial Park in Granbury. Martin’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Carl D. Hall
Carl D. Hall of Granbury, an auto mechanic, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000. He was 83.
Mr. Hall was a veteran of World War II. He enjoyed fishing, watching wrestling and studying automobile gas mileage.
He is survived by his wife Myrtle Pearl Hall of Granbury; three sons, Harris Calaway and wife Shirley, James Calaway and wife Barbara, and Gerald Calaway and wife Betty; one sister, Mildred Baxter of Corpus Christi; five grandchildren, Mark, Malcom, Tim Calaway, Diania Robertson and Kim Mason; nephew James Crutchfield of Hawley; and nieces and nephews.
Services are today (Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000) at 11:30 a.m. at Mount Olivet Chapel. Burial will be in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Pete Farley
Pete Farley of Granbury, a retired senior engineer for General Dynamics, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000 in Fort Worth. He was 83.
Mr. Farley was born May 26, 1917 in Newark, N.J. and married Laura Fayrene Sammons on July 25, 1949 in the Little Chapel of the Woods in Denton. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was employed by General Dynamics for 37 years. He was a member of St. Frances of Cabrini Catholic Church and had lived in Granbury since 1985.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Laura Farley; one son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Quita Farley of Fort Worth; two granddaughters, Jennifer and Rebekah Farley; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services are today (Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000) at 2 p.m. at Wiley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Acton Cemetery. 
The family suggests memorials be made to St. Frances Catholic Church or First United Methodist Church of Granbury.

Thomas J. Mathers
Thomas J. Mathers of Odessa, retired from Continental Oil, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000 in Odessa. He was 98.
Mr. Mathers was a former resident of Granbury.
Graveside services were Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000 in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Rev. Dr. Jimmy Braswell officiating.

Arlan Lindsay
Arlan Lindsay of Fort Worth, a retired warehouseman, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000 in Fort Worth. He was 95.
Mr. Lindsay was the brother of Jo West of Granbury. 
Graveside services were Wednesday, Dec.6, 2000 in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. 

Lora Vernell Wallace
Lora Vernell Wallace of Tolar, a retired cook, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000 in Granbury. She was 85.
Mrs. Wallace was born April 8, 1915 in Graford. She resided in Fort Worth for many years and moved to Tolar in 1986. Although she never had children, her nieces and nephews considered her their "Mom." She helped others without seeking recognition and was a member of the Tolar Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Lois Smiddy of Graford.
She is survived by one sister, Linnie Watson of Canton; one brother, Leonard Corgill of Vernon; nine nieces and nephews; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.
Services were Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000 in Wiley Funeral Home. Burial was in Granbury Cemetery. Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Carl Aubrey Hail
Carl Aubrey Hail of Arlington, retired plumber for the city of Granbury, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000 in Glen Rose. He was 84.
Mr. Hail was born Oct. 19, 1916 in San Saba.
He was preceded in death by one son, Luther hail in 1992.
He is survived by five daughters, Ruth Bishop of Kennedale, Mary Dickerson of Arlington, Nettie Lee Bowen of Arizona, Marie Douglas of Glen Rose, and Wanda Padron of Forrest Hill; four sons, James Hail of Clara, Okla., Aubrey Hail of Arlington, Lester Hail of Rendon, and Ricky Hail of Sun Valley; two sisters, Lottie Tidwell of Granbury, and Irene Dewitt of Maryville, Calif.; 18 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Services were Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000 in Martin’s Funeral Home with Ray Rice officiating. Burial was in the Granbury Cemetery. Martin’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Carrol Valton ‘Shorty’ French
Carrol Valton "Shorty" French of Granbury, a retired truck driver, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000 in Granbury. He was 65.
Mr. French was born Oct. 15, 1935 in Afton and lived in Granbury for seven years.
He is survived by two sons, Kurt French of Burleson, and Raphel French of Granbury; two daughters, Karen Thorp and Rhonda Lee, both of Granbury; two brothers, Roy French of Odessa, and Belvie French of Granbury; one sister, Joe Wilson of Roswell, N.M.; and seven grandchildren.
Services were Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000 in the Mambrino Baptist Church in Granbury with Rev. Robert Wheat officiating. Burial was Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000 in Afton Cemetery in Afton. Pallbearers were Larry Stoneman, Sheldon French, Roy French, Belvie French, Marvin Leslie, Darrell French and Johnny White.
Martin’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Jack Buzan
Jack Buzan of Glen Rose, a retired electrician with General Dynamics, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000 in Weatherford. He was 80.
Mr. Buzan was born June 8, 1920 in Glen Rose. He was a former resident of Graford, lived in Granbury five years and in Fort Worth and Glen Rose for 12 years,
He worked for General Dynamics for 34 years.
He is survived by two daughters, Jacque Biery and husband Larry of Possum Kingdom, and Maxine Cooper and husband Gary of Fort Worth; two sons, Joel Burzan and wife Barbara of Ringold, and Doug Buzan and wife Jodie of Weatherford; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Bell of Glen Rose; seven grandchildren. Nine great-grandchildren; and two nieces and two nephews.
Services are today (Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000) at 11:30 a.m. in Wiley Funeral Home. Burial is in White Church Cemetery. Wiley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Stella Montoya
Stella Montoya of Glen Rose, a homemaker, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000 in Glen Rose. She was 87.
Mrs. Montoya was born Feb. 21, 1913 in Mora, N.M.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Katherine Mae Montoya July 12, 1994; her parents; and several brothers and sisters.
She is survived by two daughters, Marie Coleman and husband Fred, and Margaret Montoya, all of Glen Rose; four sons, Joseph Montoya, David Montoya and Fred Montoya, all of California and Raymond Montoya of Kansas City, Mo; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Services are Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000 in St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Granbury. Burial will be in Acton Cemetery. Wiley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

James E. Clark
James E. Clark of Granbury, a manager for Waste Management in Dallas, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000 in Burleson. He was 73.
Mr. Clark was born March 27, 1927 in Cottonwood. He owned and operated Southwest Parts and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille Clark of Granbury; two daughters, Pamela Hogan and husband Mike of Cedar Hill, and Monica Clark of Fulton; one son, Richard Clark and wife Grace of Lancaster; three grandchildren, Todd, Jessica and Ty Hogan; and two granddaughters, Blakely and Brooke Hogan.
Services were Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000 in Wiley Funeral Home. Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorials be made to Community Hospice of Texas at Huguley Hospital, 11901 S. Freeway, Burleson, Texas 76028.

Nancy Sweet Morrison
Nancy Sweet Morrison of Granbury, a homemaker, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000 in Granbury. She was 69.
Mrs. Morrison was born Feb. 20, 1931 in Fort Worth. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Marsha Ann Keen, and her father and stepmother, Lee and Tine Sweet.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Roy Morrison of Granbury; one daughter, Kay Coffman and husband Med of Bowie; one son, Curtis Morrison and wife Brenda of Fort Worth; mother, Loretta Sweet of Fort Worth; two sisters, Shirley Reynolds of Fort Worth, and Suzanne Sappington of Houston; five grandchildren, Timothy Braswell, Tommy Keen, Cathy Hammond, Brandon Berry and Marsha Morrison; three great-grandchildren, Kelley Braswell, Darren Keen and Maddison Keen; and several nieces and nephews.
Services are Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000 in Greenwood Chapel. Burial will be in Greenwood Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Visitation will be today (Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000) from 6 to 8 p.m. in Greenwood Funeral Home.

Leck O’Neal
Leck O’Neal of Tolar, a retired blacksmith, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000 in Granbury. He was 94.
Mr. O’Neal was born Dec. 16, 1905 in Rainbow. He married Kathryn Newman Dec. 1, 1928 in Granbury and was a member of the Tolar Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn O’Neal, three brothers and three sisters.
He is survived by two sons, Richard D. O’Neal of Tolar, and Larry O’Neal of Arlington; one daughter, Mary Kate Carrico of Tolar; eight grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000 in the Tolar Church of Christ. Burial was in the Tolar Cemetery. Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorials be made to Foster’s Home for Children, 1779 N. Graham Ave., Stephenville, Texas 76401.

Ed Wilson
Ed Wilson of Fredericksburg, a retired consultant with Amoco Oil, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000 in Fredericksburg. He was 92
Mr. Wilson was the father of Dina C. Gilliam of Granbury.
Services were Monday, Dec. 11, 2000 in the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Altman officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Methodist Home in Waco, Golden Hub Senior Center or a charity of choice.

Willis C. Oglesby
Willis C. Oglesby of Burnet, a retired pharmaceutical salesman with Warner-Lambert, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000 in Burnet. He was 76.
Mr. Oglesby was the brother of Robert Oglesby of Granbury.
Services were Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000 in the Burnet Church of Christ with Truman Stinson officating. Burial was in Placid Cemetery.

William Perrin
William Perrin of Weatherford,, a barber, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000. He was 79.
He was the father of Sue Coward of Granbury.
Services were Monday, Dec. 11, 2000 in Lemons Memorial Chapel in Plainview with Rev. Harold Elliott officiating. Burial was in Plainview Memorial Park

Philip ‘Jeff’ Graves
Philip "Jeff" Graves of Stephenville, an FAA inspector and flight inspector, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000 in Stephenville. He was 80.
Mr. Graves was the stepfather of Cynthia Stewart of Granbury.
Services were Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000 in the Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Pat Bush and Rev. Michael Jones officiating. Burial was in Exray Cemetery in Erath County.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Bluff Dale Baptist Church.

Milton P. Notgrass
Milton P. Notgrass of Odessa, owner of Notgrass Western Wear, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000 in Odessa. He was 71.
Mr. Notgrass was the brother of J.D. Notgrass of Granbury.
Services were Monday, Dec. 11, 2000 in Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Van Hoose officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. 

James A. Turner
James A. Turner of Waco died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000 in Waco. He was 77.
Mr. Turner was the father of Jimmy L. Turner of Lipan.
Services were Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000 in Calvary Assembly of God Church in Waco with Rev. Thomas D. Hale and rev. O.H. Dockray officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to the American Heart Association, 6801 Sanger Ave., Waco, Texas 76710.

Jeanne Taliaferro Briscoe
Jeanne Taliaferro Briscoe of Granbury, a retired national account manager for AT&T, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000 in Fort Worth. She was 52.
Mrs. Briscoe died after a determined and courageous battle with breast cancer. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed. 
She is survived by her husband, Jack Briscoe; two sons, Scott Martin of Austin, and Scott Briscoe and his wife Sally of Shreveport, La.; her mother, Jeanne Mecon of New Braunfels; two brothers, Henry Taliaferro of New York, and Charles Taliaferro of Austin; one sister, Stella Hansen of New Bruanfels; one granddaughter, Kaitlyn Briscoe of Shreveport, La.; numerous nieces; one nephew; and a host of friends.
Memorial services will be today (Dec. 14, 2000) at 11 a.m. at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Fort Worth.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, 75244.


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