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Maggie ‘Granny’ Miller
Maggie "Granny" Miller of Poolville died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001 in Granbury. She was 81.
Mrs. Miller (Maggie C. Lee) was born Feb. 1, 1919 in Winokur, Ga. She married Bill Miller Oct. 27, 1964 in Jacksonville, Fla. She had lived in Poolville since 1985 and was a former resident of Granbury and Fort Worth.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Miller; four daughters, Brenda Fales, Linda Harrington, Karen Mansell and Tina Eisenman; three sons, Wayne Vanzant, Robert Miller and Kenny Miller; four sisters, Juanita O’Steen, Charlene Snowden, Quida Gately and Joann Dominico; one brother, Edward Lee; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001 in the Granbury Cemetery. Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Taylor
Mildred Taylor of Henrietta, a retired photographer, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001 in Nocona.
Mrs. Taylor was the sister of James Wilson of Granbury.
Services were Thursday, Jan 4, 2001 in Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Valerie Mireb officiating. Burial was in Hope Cemetery in Henrietta. 
The family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

Greta Randle Hodges
Greta Randle Hodges of Dallas, a school teacher and librarian, died Tuesday, Jan 2, 2001 in Dallas. She was 97.
Mrs. Hodges was born in Acton, July 29, 1903.
Services were Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001 in Trinity Presbyterian Church in Dallas. Burial was in the Acton Cemetery.

Christine Rash Summers
Christine Rash Summers of Granbury, a homemaker, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001 in Fort Worth. She was 77.
Mrs. Summers was born Sept. 4, 1923 in Acton. She married Charlie Maurice Summers Aug. 27, 1944 in Granbury.
She was preceded in death by her by parents, Luke L. and Kate Randle Rash; and two sisters and two brothers.
She is survived by her husband Charlie Maurice Summers of Granbury; and several nieces and nephews. 
Services were Monday, Jan. 8, 2001 in the First United Methodist Church in Granbury. Burial was in Holly Hills Memorial Park. Wiley Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Lloyd Milton Bassett Jr.
Lloyd Milton Basset Jr. of Amarillo, a gemologist, died Friday, Jan 6, 2001 in Midland. He was 84.
Mr.Bassett was the stepfather of Don Middleton of Granbury.
Services are today (Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001) at 11 a.m. in the Pioneer Chapel at N.S. Griggs and Son Funeral Directors. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Veterans Affairs Hospital or Washington Avenue Christian Church.

Walter William ‘Dub’ Graham Sr.
Walter William "Dub" Graham Sr. of Granbury, a customer service agent with American Airlines, died Jan. 11, 2001 in Granbury. He was 59.
Mr. Graham was born July 16, 1941 in Jefferson County, Ky. and married Linda Ricketts Nov. 29, 1958 in Fairdale, Ky. He worked for American Airlines for 35 years and was a bus driver for Granbury ISD for five years. He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Granbury.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Linda Ricketts Graham of Granbury; four sons, Walter Graham Jr. and wife Judy of Fairdale, Richard Graham and wife Christy of Wichita Falls, Stephen Graham and Robert Graham, both of Fairdale; one daughter, Vikki Arbuckle of Fort Worth; and seven grandchildren, Jeremy, Tyler, Stephen, David, Alex, Deidra and Stephanie.
Funeral Mass was Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001 in St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church and services were Monday, Jan. 15, 2001 in Fairdale-McDaniel Funeral Home in Louisville, Ky. Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Lee ‘Bob’ Haralson
Robert Lee "Bob" Haralson of Fort Worth, retired from Citran, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001 in Fort Worth. He was 87.
Mr. Haralson was the brother of Harold Haralson of Lipan.
Services were Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001 in the West Freeway Church of Christ with David Arnold officiating. Burial was in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. 

Jerry Litchfield
Jerry Litchfield of Dallas died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001 in Dallas. He was 61.
Mr. Litchfield was the son of Ruby Litchfield of Granbury and the late Elvis Litchfield.
Services were Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001 in Jaynes Memorial Chapel in Duncanville with Charles Lightfoot officiating. Burial was in the DFW National Cemetery.

George M. Stringer Sr.
George M. Stringer Sr of Granbury, a plant operator for El Paso Natural Gas, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001 in Granbury. He was 74.
Mr. Stringer was born July 10, 1926 in Hico and married Peggy Allison July 12, 1947 in Hico. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He worked for El Paso Natural Gas for 32 years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge 392 in Granbury.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Peggy Stringer of Granbury; one son, George M. Stringer Jr. and wife Tina of Portland; two daughters; Traci Till and husband Terry of Hico, and Cathey Ann Rosier and husband Ralph of Houston; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Graveside services were Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001 in Holly Hills Memorial Park in Granbury.
Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Gloria Mayo
Gloria Mayo of Granbury, a homemaker, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001 in Fort Worth. She was 56.
Mrs. Mayo was born Sept. 4, 1944 and was employed at Valu + Hardware in Granbury.
She is survived by her husband, Carroll Mayo of Granbury; one daughter, April Mayo of Granbury; father and stepmother, James and Suzie Miller of Granbury; one brother, Jimmy Miller of Independence, Mo.; four sisters, Judy Pernell and Cindy Morse, both of Irving, and Beverly Lewis and Patty Mason, both of Carrollton; one brother-in-law, Ken Mayo and wife Dorothey; one sister-in-law, Linda Nix and husband Gary of Tolar; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were Monday, Jan. 15, 2001 in Wiley Funeral Home. Burial was in the Tolar Cemetery. Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Simpson G. Holt
Simpson G. Holt of Lake Worth, retired from Swift and Co., died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001 from cancer. He was 83.
Mr. Simpson Holt was born Feb. 11, 1917 in Patton. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Patton Baptist Church. He worked as a millwright at Swift and later as a lawn specialist.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wrennie Frances Riley Holt in 1989.
He is survived by one son, Don Holt and wife Karon Milburn of Benbrook; one brother, Douglas Holt and wife Wanda of Valley Mills; and one grandson, Mariah Holt and wife Melissa Self of Lancaster.
Graveside services are today (Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001) at 2 p.m. in the Cresson Cemetery. Wiley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Ann Bratton
Barbara Ann Bratton of Granbury, employed at Wal Mart, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001 in Granbury. She was 65.
Mrs. Bratton was born Jan. 18, 1935 in Wichita, Kan.
She is survived by one son, Dale Bratton of Mannford, Okla.; three daughters, Cindy Graham, and Sherry Bunyard, both of Sand Springs, Okla., and Michelle McKee of Granbury; one brother, Gene Hammond of San Antonio; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services were Monday, Jan. 15, 2001 in Martin’s Funeral Home with Father Juan Rivero officiating. Martin’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jack Kenneth Ferguson
Jack Kenneth Ferguson of Granbury, a retired U.S. Navy senior chief petty office, died Jan. 14, 2001 in Granbury. He was 72.
Mr. Ferguson was born Nov. 30, 1928 in Fort Worth and graduated from Birdville High School in 1947. While in the Navy, he served in Panama, Spain, France and the United States. After retiring from the Navy, he was co-owner of Suburban Motors in Haltom City. He later worked at Richland Marine in Richland Hills and was manager at Fin and Feather in Granbury. He moved to Granbury in 1988. He was a Mason and received his 50-year last year. 
He was preceded in death by his mother, Minnie Ferguson Britt and one brother, Charles Ferguson.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Kimbrough Ferguson of Granbury; two daughters, Linda Kates and husband David of Bedford, and Cindy Durham and husband Bob of Azle; two stepsons, Robert Kimbrough and wife Carole of North Richland Hills, and Jack Kimbrough and wife Christine of Watauga; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one nephew, Richard Ferguson; one niece, Kathy McCain; and many friends.
Services were Wednesday, Jan 17, 2001 in Wiley Funeral Home with Rev. Frankie Harris officiating. Graveside services were in the Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville . Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Dee R. Barrows
Dee R. Barrows of Granbury died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001 in Glen Rose. She was 71.
Mrs. Barrows was born Sept. 3, 1929 in Kansas City, Mo. and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Thorp Spring.
She is survived by her husband, Lee Barrows of Granbury; three daughters, Leanne Brawner, Shelly Carter and Glenda Rousseau; 27 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and special friends, Darrel and Doris Harrison.
Memorial services will be Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001 at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Thorp Spring.

Mary ‘Meme’ Tull
Mary "Meme" Tull of Granbury, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001 in Waco. She was 69.
Mrs. Tull was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Rendon and the South Fort Worth Chapter #835 O.E.S.
She was preceded in death by her husband, H.F. Tull in 1991, and one sister, Pauline Pearson.
She is survived by three sons, H.F. Tull and wife Kathy of Fort Worth, Ricky Tull and Justus Tull and wife Kathy, all of Granbury; one daughter, Carlina Copeland and husband Gene of Granbury; five sisters, Martha Day and husband T.E., Ruth Hackler and Jewel Peterka, all of Fort Worth, Lorrene Buffington of Watauga and Alice Pate of Montana; one brother, Jerald Bryant and wife Jeanne of Montana; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services were Monday, Jan 15, 2001 in the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Rendon. Burial was in Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Cecil Claude ‘Jack’ Nivens
Cecil Claude "Jack" Nivens of Hedley, retired from ICX Trucking, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001 in Hedley. He was 84.
Mr. Nivens was the brother of R.L. Nivens of Granbury.
Services were Friday, Jan. 19, 2001 in the First Baptist Church in Hedley with Revs. Bruce Howard and Bryan Knowles officiating. Burial was in Rowe Cemetery.

Wayne Dean
Wayne Dean of Lubbock, a painting contractor, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001 in Lubbock. He was 72.
Mr. Dean was the father of Mona Bond of Granbury.
Services were Friday, Jan. 19, 2001 in Franklin Bartley Funeral Home with Rev. Dean Harris officiating. 
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 199300, Dallas, Texas 75219-9842.

Alice Hufstedler
Alice Hufstedler of Lubbock died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001 in Lubbock. She was 89.
Mrs. Hufstedler was the mother of Sue Conder of Granbury.
Services were Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001 in the Broadway Church of Christ in Lubbock with Joe Barnett officiating. Burial was in the City of Lubbock Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to Lubbock Christian University or the Children’s Home of Lubbock.

Rose Marie Lester Hitshew
Rose Marie Lester Hitshew of Carrollton died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001 in Dallas. She was 75.
Mrs. Hitshew was a former resident of Granbury and was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.
Services have not been scheduled.

Clinton B. Bryant
Clinton B. Bryant of Granbury, a plumber, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001 in Granbury. He was 74.
Mr. Bryant was born Dec. 22, 1926 in Dallas. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of Destroyer Escort Sailors Association.
He was preceded in death by one grandson, Daniel E. Carder in 1998 and by six brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine Bryant of Granbury; one daughter, Caroline Sanders and husband David of Granbury; five sons, Clinton Bryant and wife Patricia, Lonnie Bryant and wife Donna, Clifford Bryant and wife Lisa, and Daniel Bryant and wife Leeanna, all of Granbury, and Lewis Bryant and wife Becky of Grandview; three sisters, Clementine Browning and of Gun Barrell City, Cleo Everidge of Dallas and Dorothy Edwards of Mabank; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were Monday, Jan. 22, 2001 in Nubbin Ridge Cemetery. Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Tom Knowles
Tom Knowles of Granbury, a rancher, painter and poet, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001 in Granbury. He was 64.
Mr. Knowles was born April 23, 1936 in Clay County and lived in Granbury for 26 years. He enjoyed playing dominoes to win.
He is survived by his wife, Joann Knowles of Granbury; one daughter, Teresa Knowles of Granbury; one son, Joel Knowles and wife Cathy of Springtown; mother, Ina Knowles of Roanoke; one sister, Hazel Marshall of Roanoke; three brothers, Leslie Knowles of Fort Stockton, Steve Knowles and Terry Knowles, both of Roanoke; and four grandchildren, Kevin, Jeffrey, Jonathan and Amber.
Graveside services are today (Tuesday, Jan.23, 2001) at 11:30 a.m. in Thorp Spring Cemetery. Wiley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Cliff Powell
Cliff Powell of Granbury, a retired sales associate for Petro Lube, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001 in Fort Worth. He was 60.
Mr. Powell was born Oct. 5, 1940 in Houston. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in Vietnam. He lived in Granbury for six years and was a former resident of Weatherford.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Powell of Granbury; two stepdaughters, Amber Cooper, and Leslea Bushager, both of Granbury; five sisters, Elizabeth Meeks, Ruby Everett, Glennda Gibbs, Sherry Jewell and Cynthia Graiter; one brother, Deal Powell; mother-in-law, Wanda Valdez of Granbury; and one stepgrandson, Ethan Cooper of Granbury.
Memorial services were Monday, Jan. 22, 2001 in the First Presbyterian Church in Granbury. Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Arnold Richard Clarkson
Arnold Richard Clarkson of Granbury, retired from advertising display make up, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001 in Granbury. He was 91.
Mr. Clarkson was born Jan. 28, 1909 in Providence, R.I. and married Thelma Standish. He worked for the Providence Journal in Providence for 50 years.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma Clarkson of Granbury; two sons, A. Richard Clarkson, Jr. of Wellington, Nev., and Robert O. Clarkson of Hudson, N.C.; one daughter, Deborah Wager and husband Robert of Granbury; one sister, Dorothy Southworth of Vermont; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
No services are planned. Martin’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

A.J. ‘Shorty’ Henson
A.J. "Shorty" Henson formerly of Abilene, owner of a construction company, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001 in Bryan. He was 83.
Mr. Henson was the brother of Mack Henson of Granbury.
Services are today (Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001) at noon in the Woodlawn Church of Christ with Buck Hood officiating. Burial will be in the Henson Ranch Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Ben Richey Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 6839, Abilene, 79608 or the West Texas Rehabilitation Center, 4601 Hartford, Abilene, 79605.

Daniel ‘Danny’ Canamar
Daniel "Danny" Canamar of Granbury, a manager for Taco Bell restaurants, died Monday, Jan 8, 2001 in Fort Worth. He was 29.
Mr. Canamar was born Oct. 12, 1971 in San Antonio. 
He is survived by his wife, Shawna Canamar of Granbury; one son, Brendan Tanner Canamar, and one daughter, Sydnie Nicole Canamar, both of Granbury; parents, Julio and Virginia San Miguel of San Antonio; two brothers, Joe Canamar, and Julio San Miguel Jr.; three sisters, Christina Reyna, Gina Vasquez and Victoria San Miguel; in-laws, Patrick and Terry Mulcany of Granbury; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services were Friday, Jan. 12, 2001 in Christ of Kings Church in San Antonio. Burial was in San Fernando II Cemetery in San Antonio. Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Charles ‘Junior’ Posey Jr.
Charles "Junior" Posey Jr. of Gordon, retired from the state highway department, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001 in Fort Worth. He was 79.
Mr. Posey was the father of Jean Flories of Lipan.
Services were Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001 in the First Baptist Church in Gordon with Rev. Robert Caywood officiating. Burial was in the Rochester Cemetery.

Loreen ‘Reen’ McLeod
Loreen "Reen" McLeod of Granbury, a homemaker, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001 in Granbury. She was 54.
Mrs. McLeod (Loreen Jan Pazaski) was born Sept. 20, 1946 in Seattle, Wash and married Alex "Sandy" McLeod March 26, 1988 in Granbury.
She is survived by her husband, Sandy McLeod of Granbury; three daughters, Lisa Roth of Mansfield, Vicki McLeod of Culpepper, Va. and Jodi Nguyen of Folsom, Calif.; two sons, Marlow Puryear of Los Angles, Calif., and Jeff McLeod of Puyallup, Wash.; two sisters, Linda Snyder, and Janeen Collins; stepfather, Charles Loomis of Granbury; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services are Friday, Jan. 26, 2001 in the First United Methodist Church in Granbury. Visitation is today (Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. Wiley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

E.G. ‘Pig’ Williams
E.G. "Pig" Williams of Granbury, owner of The Williams Dry Goods store in Granbury, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001 in Granbury. He was 91.
Mr. Williams was born July 31, 1909 in Lubbock and married Martha Elizabeth Watson Feb. 22, 1938. The Williams Dry Good store, located on the West Side of the square, was operated by his brother Press Williams for 22 years. Mr. Williams then operated the store for 30 years until he retired in 1974. He was a Granbury resident since 1911 and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
He is survived by one son, John Williams and wife Victoria of Round Rock; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Williams and wife Lisa of Houston, Faith Holmes, Ruth Holmes and Tristan "Bear" Holmes, all of Round Rock; one great-grandson, Jeffrey Williams II of Houston; one brother-in-law, Warren Watson of Corpus Christi; three nephews, Gene Williams of Granbury, Bill Williams of Granbury and Bob Williams of Cleburne; his faithful dog, George; and many, many friends.
Services are today (Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001) at 2 p.m. in Wiley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Granbury Cemetery. Wiley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 


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