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Dorothy D. Linzy
Dorothy D. Linzy, a nurses aide and teachers aide, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001 in Granbury. She was 44.
Mrs. Linzy was born Oct. 14, 1956 in Fort Worth. She worked at Granbury Nursing Home and for the Granbury ISD.
She is survived by her husband, James Linzy Jr.; one son, James Linzy III; one daughter, Jessica Dee Linzy; three grandchildren, Helena Linzy, J. Alexander Patterson, and Evin Glowski, all of Granbury; her mother, Dorothy Duke of Springtown; and three sisters, Dora Stephenson of Grand Prairie, Glenda Huffman of Springtown, and Mary Lou Ann James of Burleson.
Graveside services will be today (Feb. 20, 2001) at 11 a.m. at Fall Creek Cemetery. Wiley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorials be made to stroke victims.

C.C. ‘Chief’ Brewer
C.C. "Chief" Brewer of Granbury, a carpenter, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001 in Granbury. He was 68.
Mr. Brewer was born in Granbury, Aug. 28, 1932 and lived most of his life in the Granbury area.
He is survived by one brother, Truman Brewer of Granbury; four sisters-in-law, Bertha Brewer and Sheri Brewer, both of Granbury, Jean Brewer of Gentry, Ark., and Sandra Brewer of Palestine; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001 at Acton Cemetery. Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lurene Daniel
Lurene Daniel of Tulia, a certified dietician, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001 in Tulia. She was 85.
Mrs. Daniel grew up in Paluxy. She married Ray Daniel on Oct. 6, 1931 in Tolar. 
She was the mother of Ken Daniel of Granbury.
Services were Monday, Feb. 19, 2001 at the 6th & Gaines Church of Christ in Tulia. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to VistaCare Family Hospice in Plainview, the American Heart Association, or to the Tulia Cemetery Special Projects Fund.

Travis M. Smith
Travis M. Smith of Granbury, co-owner of Granbury Flower Shop, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001 in Granbury. He was 68.
Mr. Smith was born Dec. 14, 1932 in Hood County where he lived all of his life. He was co-owner of Granbury Flower Shop for 33 years, with his wife Jeanie.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Fannie Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jeanie Smith of Granbury; two daughters and son-in-law, Marla Hill of Keller, and Vicki and Phillip Nivens of Decatur; six grandchildren, Whitney Hill and Tessa Hill of Keller, Carie Decker and husband Chad of Tolar, Aaron Weaver of Lipan, Ryan Nivens and Lanie Nivens of Azle; one great-granddaughter, MayCee Decker of Tolar; mother Leona Smith of Granbury; and three brothers, Windell Smith of Los Altos, Calif., Ed Smith of Houston, and Royce Smith of Cumbie.
Services were Monday, Feb. 19, 2001 at Wiley Funeral Home. Burial was in Acton Cemetery. Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorials be made to Hood County Christmas for Children.

Rex A. Stephens
Rex A. Stephens of Granbury, a retired teacher, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001 in Granbury. He was 79.
Mr. Stephens was born July 7, 1921 in Premdum. He married Virginia Ives Dec. 29, 1983 in Glen Rose. He taught school for 37 years, the last 17 years in Stephenville. He taught in Peacock, Winters, Dublin, Perrin and Lingerville. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner for 50 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He lived in Granbury since 1983 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. 
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Stephens of Granbury; two sons, Pete Stephens of Plano, and Mike Stephens of Waco; one daughter, Sherri Knight of Arlington; two stepsons, Rickey Ives of Abilene, and Ronney Ives of Granbury; one sister, Lillie Magelton of Newton, Ohio; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services were Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001 in the First United Methodist Church in Granbury. Burial was in the Garden of Memory in Stephenville Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
The family suggests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, 205 E. Pearl St., Granbury 76048.

Florence Patterson
Florence Patterson of Granbury, a retired licensed vocational nurse, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001 in Arlington. She was 80.
Mrs. Patterson was born March 7, 1920 in Clarendon, Ark. 
She is survived by her husband, Parker "Pat" Patterson of Granbury; two daughters, Connie R. Cushman, and Janis Cushman and husband Marvin Ray, all of Arlington; six grandchildren, Terry Hernandez and wife Gina, Michelle Shutter and husband Rayme, Diana Kondratiuk and husband Shawn, Rose Cipolla, Sal Cipolla, and Beck Harvey and husband Troy; and eight great-grandchildren, Scott Hernandez, Jennifer Hernandez, Justin Shutter, Mitchell Shutter, Michael Kondratiuk, McKenna Kondratiuk, Kamron Kondratiuk and Ryan Harvey.
Services were Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001 in Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home Chapel in Grand Prairie. Burial was in the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas.

Linda Groves Roberts
Linda Groves Roberts of Arlington, operations manager for Wells Fargo in Dallas, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001 in Arlington. She was 60.
Mrs. Roberts was the mother of Karman Chandler and husband Doug, and grandmother of Heather Chandler and Logan Chandler, all of Granbury.
Services were Monday, Feb. 19, 2001 in the First United Methodist Church in Olney. Burial was in Restland Cemetery.

Frances Paulson 
Frances Paulson of Burleson, a homemaker, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2001 in Fort Worth. She was 77.
Mrs. Paulson was the mother of Nelda Bonham and husband Farrell of Granbury.
Services were Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001 in the South Burleson Baptist Church. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery.

Parish Victor King
Parish Victor King of Granbury, a retired rancher, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001 in Granbury. He was 81.
Mr. King was born March 2, 1919 in Downsville, La. He married Velma Walters in 1989 in Stephenville.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia King and one brother.
He is survived by his wife, Velma King of Granbury; two sons, Leonard King of Odessa, and Victor King of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Ruth Meier of Calif., and Mary Hennington of Odessa; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services are today (Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001) at 10 a.m. in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Rev. Jimmy Braswell officiating.

Pauline Pritchett
Pauline Pritchet of Richardson, a retired artist, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001 in Richardson. She was 81.
Mrs. Pritchett was born Sept. 4, 1919 in Mesquite. She was a fourth-generation Texan and a direct descendent of Texas pioneers. Although she didn’t live in Texas all her life, her heart was always in Texas. She moved to Granbury in 1971 and for many years ran the Doll House on the square. 
She is survived by three daughters, Judy Minshew of Houston, Elaine Walton and husband Bob of Salem, Utah, and Laurie Cruciger and husband Mike of Richardson; two sons, John Pritchett and wife Julie of Dallas, and Tom Pritchett and wife Julie of Granbury; one brother, John Cordray Sr. and wife Betty of Houston; one sister, Sue Arvin and husband Don of Indianapolis, Ind.; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous beloved cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Services were Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001 in Holly Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel in Granbury. Burial was in Holly Hills Memorial Park. Martin’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Derrek Jacob Albert
Derrek Jacob Albert of Granbury died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001 in Granbury. He was 20.
Mr. Albert was born Nov. 7, 1980 in New Orleans, La. He lived in New Orleans until moving to Texas in 1995.
He is survived by his parents, Paul Behler and JoAnn (Albert) Berger; stepfather, John Berger of Granbury; five brothers, Paul Albert, Louis Behler, Kevin Albert, Mark Albert and John Albert, all of Granbury; one sister, Demi Albert of Granbury; grandmother, Gladys Pizzati of Terrytown, La.; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001 in the Valence Cemetery in New Orleans.

Walker Williamson 
Walker Williamson of Granbury, a retired farmer and rancher, died Friday, February 23, 2001 in Granbury. He was 90.
Mr. Williamson was a lifelong resident of Hood County and retired from General Dynamics in 1972 after 29 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his wife Frankie Bertha Williamson July 7, 1967.
He is survived by one son, Roger Williamson and wife Vivian of Lipan; one daughter, Carol Sue Reed and husband Jim of Austin; one brother, M. L. Williamson of Granbury; one sister, Fleda Mae Schultz of Granbury; five grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Services were Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001 in Wiley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Elm Flat Cemetery. Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Kathryn Elouise Wells Shoulders
Kathryn Elouise Wells Shoulders of Dumas died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001 in Weatherford. She was 78.
Mrs. Shoulders was the sister of Bobbie Huntsucker of Granbury.
Services were Monday, Feb. 26, 2001 in the First Street Church of Christ with Art Lynch officiating. Burial was in Northlawn Memorial Gardens.
The family suggests memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association, South Central region, 4425 Airport Freeway, Suite 130, Irving 75062 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1208, Dumas 79029.

William Franklin ‘Racy’ Wise
William Franklin "Racy" Wise of Midland, a rodeo cowboy and oilfield worker, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001. He was 51.
Mr. Wise was the nephew of W.L. Wise of Granbury.
Services were Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001 in the Ellis Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randall McDonald officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Allison Permian Basin Cancer Therapy Center, 2200 W. Illinois, Midland 79701 or the West Texas Baptist Institute, 3500 Anetta, Midland 79703.

Lorena Gilliam
Lorena Gilliam of Granbury, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001 in Granbury. She was 95.
Mrs. Gilliam (Lorena Thetford) was born April 3, 1905 in Johnson County. Her parents were Joe and Clara Waggoner Thetford. She married John W. Gilliam Aug. 16, 1922 in Johnson County. She was a lifelong resident of Hood County and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Granbury.
She is survived by one daughter, Gladys Allison and husband Eldon of Granbury; two sons, J.B. Gilliam and wife Nita, and Jimmy Gilliam and wife Barbara of Tolar; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Services were Friday, March 2, 2001 in Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. Burial was in Fall Creek Cemetery. Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Willie S. Green
Willie S. Green of Granbury, a retired clerk for the Santa Fe railroad, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001 in Granbury. He was 95.
Mr. Green was born March 31, 1905 in Paris. He married Zuela Mary Carroll April 1, 1929. He lived in the Granbury area since 1978 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Granbury.
He was preceded in death by his wife Sept. 30, 1998.
He is survived by one son, Johnny Green of Granbury; two half-sisters, Wynona Eaton, and Gladys Elam, both of Duncan, Okla.; two half-brothers, J.C. Green, and Loyd Green, both of Noble, Okla; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were Thursday, March 1, 2001 in the Mexia Cemetery. Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

W.W. ‘Bill’ Bedford
W.W. "Bill" Bedford of Granbury, a retired mechanical engineer, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001. He was 79.
Mr. Bedford was born July 15, 1921 in Seymour. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by one son, Carson Bedford,
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley Bedford; four daughters, Carolyn Roberts, Linda Boase, Kathy McKinney, Susan Davis and Marian Kinchen; three sons, Brady Bedford, Cody Bedford and Scott Bedford; six sisters, Jo Steele, Jackie Parker, Lou Sudduth, Sue Clay, Mary Hill and Jane Tucker; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were Thursday, March 1, 2001 in the First Baptist Church in Granbury. Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1851 Weatherford Hwy, Granbury 76048.

Dr. Robert Thorvald Petersen
Dr. Robert Thorvald Petersen of Granbury, a physician and surgeon, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001 in Granbury. He was 83.
Dr. Peterson was born Aug. 27, 1917 in Minneapolis, Minn. His parents were Dr. Thorvald and Ella Marie Petersen. He graduated from the University of Minnesota. He married Mary Frances Dobson Sept. 21, 1940 in St. Cloud, Minn. He was a major in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II and he served as a flight surgeon from 1942 to 1946. He was stationed in Texas, Oklahoma and Germany. He founded the St. Cloud Medical Group along with Dr. Phil Hallenbeck. He served on the staff at St. Cloud Hospital for 37 years and was chief of staff for two terms. He was a member of the Acton Baptist Church and a former member and deacon of the Calvary Baptist Church in St. Cloud. He was a former member of the Kiwanis and supported more than 35 ministries and missionaries around the world. He received the president’s award for outstanding service from the Minnesota Medical Society and was a member of American Medical Association and a life member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, which presented him with a 50-year award for dedication and commitment to that organization. He also served on the LeTourneau College Council and the board of trustees in Longview. He also was a staff member and served twice as president at St. Cloud Hospital. He moved to Granbury in 1982 and served on various committees, including the board of directors and as president at Pecan Plantation.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Bid Coleman, and Jo Ane Anderson; one brother, Allan Petersen and one son, Bruce Petersen.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Petersen of Granbury; two daughters, Pam Kightlinger and husband Paul of DeSoto, and Robin Petersen of Minneapolis; one brother, Dr. Glenn Petersen and wife Lou of Edina, Minn; one brother-in-law, Bud Coleman of Edina; four grandsons, Ian, Quentin, John and Matthew; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were Thursday, March 1, 2001 in the Acton Baptist Church. Burial was Friday, March 2, 2001 in the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Acton Baptist Church Building Fund, LeTourneau College in Longview or Pecan Plantation Ambulance Service.

Gene B. Crane
Gene B. Crane of Granbury, a retired professional engineer, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001 in Houston. He was 74.
Mr. Crane was born April 5, 1926 in Pawhuska, Okla. His parents were J.Paul and Jessie Crane. He graduated from Duncan High School in Duncan, Okla. and received a civil engineering degree from Oklahoma State University. He retired from Texas Utilities Generating Co. April 1986. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Rockwall. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Pecan Plantation Country Club and Nutcracker Golf Club.
He was preceded in death by his brother Carl Crane.
He is survived by his wife, Cliff Crane of Granbury; three sons, Rusty Crane and wife Susan of Red Rock, Bruce Crane of Dale, and Stuart Crane and wife Helen of Roundrock; one stepson, Mike Matney and wife Jill of Aubrey; one stepdaughter, Sally Greenlee and husband Barry of Magnolia; two sisters, Mary McGregor of Waco, and Camilla Wier of Freeport, N.Y.; nine grandchildren, Jordan Matney, Elissa Crane, Tiffany Higginbotham, Tracy Higginbotham, Jamay Johnston, Sarah Greenlee, Caleb Rueb, Jake Matney and Jess Johnson.
Memorial services were Thursday, March 1, 2001 in the Acton United Methodist Church. 
The family suggests memorials be made to Pecan Plantation Volunteer Fire Dept., 8650 Westover Dr., Granbury 76049; Acton United Methodist Church, 3433 Fall Creek Hwy, Granbury 76049; or M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1514 Holcombe Blvd., Houston 77030.

Allan L. Bridges
Allan L. Bridges of Granbury, a retired fire chief at General Dynamics, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001 in Granbury. He was 91.
Mr. Bridges was born Dec. 8, 1909 in Hill County. He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during World War II. He retired from General Dynamics in 1972. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Thorp Spring. He married Mozell Traylor in 1988.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Dell Bridges. 
He is survived by his wife, Mozell Bridges of Granbury; one daughter, Annice Wise of Fort Worth; one son, Allan R. Bridges of Salem, Ore.; four grandsons, Steve Bridges of Dallas, Lee Bridges of Kate, Kevin Southerland, and Kurt Southerland, both of Fort Worth; and nine great-grandchildren. 
Services are pending at Greenwood Funeral Home in Fort Worth.

Leona Wells Denning
Leona Wells Denning of Morgan Hill, Calif., a teacher and farmer, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001 in San Jose, Calf. She was 88.
Mrs. Denning was the mother of Russell Crocker of Granbury.
Graveside services were Friday, March 2, 2001 with Rev. Russ Byard officiating. Memorial services will be Sunday, March 4, 2001 in the Morgan United Methodist Church with Rev. Ted Pecot officiating. 

Joan Brown
Joan Brown of Fort Worth died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001 in Fort Worth. She was 70.
Mrs. Brown was the mother of Kenny Brown and Carolyn, both of Granbury. 
Services were Friday, March 2, 2001 in Lunn Funeral Home in Olney. Burial was in Restland Cemetery. 

Donna Mae McKinzie
Donna Mae McKinzie of Granbury, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001 in Fort Worth. She was 69.
Mrs. McKinzie was born Dec. 10, 1931in Kaw City, Okla. She married Arnold McKinzie Sept. 3, 1949 in San Antonio. She was a member of East Ridge Church and was a foster parent. She owned McDonna’s Janitorial Service from 1989 to 1999. 
She was preceded in death by her father William Reeves; one sister, Wanda Harrison and her husband A.M. McKinzie.
She is survived by two sons, David McKinzie and wife Raylene of Moore, Okla., and Dennis McKinzie and wife Cindy of Alvarado; two daughters, Teresa Cowan of Granbury, and Brenda Glassey and husband Clifford of Pampa; mother, Velma Reeves of Perryton; two brothers, Maynard Reeves, and Jim Reeves; two sisters, Geraldine Bond and Elaine Littau; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services are today (Saturday, March 3, 2001) at 2 p.m. in the East Ridge Church in Granbury. Burial will be in Long Creek Cemetery. Wiley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorials be made to Hope For Homes c/o East Ridge Church, Granbury 76049.

Grace K. Johnson
Grace K. Johnson of Granbury, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001 in Glen Rose. She was 85.
Mrs. Johnson was born July 4, 1915 in Rochester, N.Y. She married H. Robert Johnson July 8, 1934 in Rochester. 
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, H. Robert Johnson of Granbury; one son, Tom Johnson and wife Helen of Granbury; one daughter, Barbara Ann Fuerst and husband Fred of Fripp Island, S.C.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial services are pending. Wiley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, 205 E. Pearl St., Granbury 76048 or the Alzheimers Association.


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