Miscellaneous Hood County, Texas Obituaries

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Bonnie Pilkington
Bonnie Pilkington of Lipan, a retired licensed vocational nurse, died Sunday, March 4, 2001 in Weatherford. She was 91.
Mrs. Pilkington was born Jan. 30, 1910 in Lipan. She married Clayton Pilkington Aug. 7, 1927 in Lipan. She was a member of the Lipan Church of Christ and the Vocational Nurses Association.
She was preceded in death by her husband Clayton Pilkington; and one daughter Bobbie Ruth
She is survived by one daughter, Patsy Koepp and husband Lloyd of Keller; one son, Tommy Pilkington of Lubbock; one daughter-in-law, Peggy Pilkington of Lipan; one brother, Bill Roulston of Midland; one sister, Allene Pruitt of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Services were Wednesday, March 7, 2001 in the Lipan Church of Christ with Roger Shiflet officiating. Burial was in the Bosley Cemetery in Palo Pinto County. Martin’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Elna Childress
Mary Elna Childress of Granbury, a retired grocer, died Monday, March 5, 2001 in Granbury. She was 98.
Mrs. Childress was born Feb. 2, 1903 in Ore City. She married Robert Curtis Childress May 10, 1920 in Ore City. She was a longtime resident of Longview and a member of the Longview Garden Club. She moved from Arlington to Granbury in 1999. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Ashland.
She is survived by two daughters; Kathryn Webster of Granbury, and Bettie Davis and husband Duane of Duncan, Okla.; one son, Bobby Childress of Granbury; one brother, Douglas Newsom and wife Clementine of Ore City; seven grandchildren, including Linda Formagus and husband Vince of Granbury; five great-grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren.
Graveside services are today (Thursday, March 8, 2001) at 10 a.m. in the Ore City Cemetery. Wiley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clem Wilkinson
Clem Wilkinson of Coleman, a licensed vocational nurse, died Monday, March 5, 2001 in Abilene. She was 78.
Mrs. Wilkinson was the mother of Charles Ball of Granbury.
Services were Wednesday, March 7, 2001 in Stevens Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Coleman Cemetery.

Herbert C. ‘Hub’ Gray
Herbert C. "Hub" Gray of Tolar, a retired farmer/rancher, died Friday, March 9, 2001 in Tolar. He was 72.
Mr. Gray was born August 21, 1928 in Tahoka. He was a longtime resident of Hood County and a member of the Tolar Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister. 
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty Jo Gray of Tolar; two sons, Jody Gray and wife Elaine, and Terry Gray and wife Jill, all of Tolar; one daughter, Cheryl Cooper and husband Gary of Willow Park; one sister, Peggy Rogers and husband Carter of Euless; one brother, Artie Gray and wife Jackie of Granbury; five grandchildren, Jason Cooper, and Courtney Ives, both of Willow Park, Chandon Gray, Nick Gray and Jamie Gray, all of Tolar; two stepgrandchildren, Porchia Gilbreath of Tolar, and Matthew Lewis of Burleson; three great-grandchildren, Tyler Ives, Tanner Ives and Reagan Ives, all of Willow Park; three stepgreat-grandchildren, Charles Gilbreath of Tolar, and Cody Lewis of Burleson; two aunts, Gay Gauntt, and Lucy Everette, both of Granbury; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services were Monday, March 12, 2001 in Wiley Funeral Home. Burial was Strouds Creek Cemetery in Tolar. Pallbearers were Ralph Nanny, Jay Meyer, Bob Taylor, Ronnie Mabery, Brandon Mabery, Reagan Rhodes, Tom Holmes and Donny Hayworth. Honorary pallbearers were Max Morrison, Buck Chisolm, Jack Ives, Darvin Sadler, D.J. Kinson, Gary Shaw and Don Pallett. Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Tolar Volunteer Fire Department or the Tolar Baptist Church Building Fund.

Lorene V. Arthur
Lorene V. Arthur of Granbury, a homemaker, died Thursday, March 8, 2001 in Granbury. She was 80.
Mrs. Arthur was born Jan. 10, 1921 near Paris. She was active in church affairs at various locations around the country. She was attended by her daughter and grandsons prior to her death.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Charles J. Arthur.
She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Hill and husband Stuart of Granbury; two sisters, Fay Lomonaco of Plano, and Rosemerle Sturrock of Lumberton; two grandsons, Stuart C. Hill Jr., and Jefferson S. Hill, both of Granbury; two great-grandsons, and many family members and friends.
Graveside services were Saturday, March 10, 2001 in the Old Saltillo Methodist Church Cemetery in Saltillo.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Community Hospice of Texas, 3002 Hwy 377 E., Granbury 76049.

Wayne Morrison 
Wayne Morrison of Tolar, a tool expeditor at Bell Helicopter, died Saturday, March 10, 2001 in Tolar. He was 59.
Mr. Morrison was born Feb. 22, 1942 in Tolar. He married Lynda Drennan April 28, 1962 in Bluff Dale. He worked at Bell for 39 years. He was a member of the Tolar Church of Christ. He went to his heavenly home after a three-year battle with multiple myloma. He was an inspiration to everyone throughout his life, and especially during the past three years. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Sid Morrison February 2000.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Lynda Morrison of Tolar; two sons, Bob Morrison and Sam Morrison; mother, Susie Morrison of Tolar; one brother, Max Morrison of Tolar; and one sister, Johnnie Morrison of Tolar.
Services were Monday, March 12, 2001 in the Tolar Church of Christ. Burial was in the Tolar Cemetery. Pallbearers were Richard Green, Clyde Little, Johnny Houston, Tommy Brisco, Franky Ford, Jimmy Williams, Bill Hillary, Bobby Swenson and J.R. Cardwell. Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Clara Lee Cardenas
Clara Lee Cardenas of Granbury, a homemaker, died Saturday, March 10, 2001 in Fort Worth. She was 68.
Mrs. Cardenas was born Feb. 8, 1933 in Waddy, Ky. She was a loving mother and military wife, avid quilter and gourmet cook. After her children graduated from high school, she received a bachelor of arts degree in interior design and decoration from San Francisco State University. She graduated Cum Laude.
She is survived by her husband, Col. Gilberto Cardenas (U.S. Army retired) of Granbury; two sons, Dr. Richard Cardenas of Weatherford, and Col. Steven Cardenas of Washington, D.C.; one daughter, Deborah M. Cardenas of Grand Prairie; three brothers, James White, Charlie White and Cale White, all of Bloomfield, Ky.; and six grandchildren.
Services will be Friday, March 16, 2001 in Chaplin Fork Baptist Church in Chaplin, Ky. Burial will be in Highview Cemetery in Chaplin. Wiley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia Ann Yarbrough
Patricia Ann Yarbrough of Lake Worth, a retired nurse, died Friday, March 9, 2001 in a local hospital. She was 73.
Mrs. Yarbrough was the mother of Jack D. Yarbrough and wife Donna, and Michael H. Yarbrough and wife Karen, all of Granbury.
Services are today (Tuesday, March 13, 2001) at 11 a.m. in St Thomas Catholic Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Bill Milam
Bill Milam of Glen Rose, a former employee of the Somervell County Sheriff’s Department, died Sunday, March 11, 2001 in Glen Rose. He was 65.
Mr. Milam was the father of Nita Milam; and the grandfather of Zachary Cox, both of Granbury.
Services were Wednesday, March 14, 2001 in the Freedom Church in Glen Rose. Burial was in Squaw Creek Cemetery in Rainbow. 

Garland B. Rogers
Garland B. Rogers of Granbury, a machinist, died Sunday, March 11, 2001 in Granbury. He was 82.
Mr. Rogers was born Jan. 20, 1919 in Lipan. He married Billie Thompson Nov. 17, 1946 in Stephenville. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the Lipan Church of Christ. 
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Billie Rogers of Lipan; one daughter, Karen Bird of Carrolton; two sons, Warren Rogers and Jerry Rogers, both of Lipan; four sisters, Rhudene Barnett, Mary Jo Rogers and Neevion Wooley, all of Fort Worth, and Charlene Poteet of Padre Island; and eight grandchildren.
Services were Tuesday, March 13, 2001 in the Lipan Church of Christ. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Lipan. Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Foster Home For Children, 1779 N. Graham, Stephenville 76401.

Delmon Earl Alexander
Dr. Delmon Earl Alexander of Crawford, a retired dentist, died Sunday, March 11, 2001 in Crawford.
Dr. Alexander was the brother of John Alexander of Granbury.
Services were Tuesday, March 13, 2001 in Central United Methodist Church with Rev. Ben Disney and Jo Heyduck officiating. Burial was in Waco Memorial Park.

Ora Inez Shupp
Ora Inez Shupp of DeLeon, a homemaker, died Thursday, March 8, 2001. She was 90.
Mrs. Shupp was the sister of Ola May Wittie of Granbury.
Services were Monday, March 12, 2001 in DeLeon with Rev. R. James Shupp and Gary Elmore officiating. Burial was in Downing. 

Sina Jane Evans
Sina Jane Evans of Shamrock, a homemaker, died Sunday, March 11, 2001 in Mineral Wells. She was 87.
Mrs. Evans was the sister of Leroy Westbrook of Granbury.
Services were Wednesday, March 14, 2001 in the First Baptist Church in Shamrock with Bro. Joe G. Jernigan officiating. Burial was in the Shamrock Cemetery.

Edith Elizabeth Brown
Edith Elizabeth Brown of Granbury, a homemaker, died Friday, March 9, 2001 in Granbury. She was 85.
Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Joe C. Brown Sr., and one son, James Douglas Brown.
She is survived by one son, Joe Brown Jr. and his wife Pam of Granbury; one daughter, Annell Sizemore and her husband Don of Spring; six grandchildren, Ron, Rusty, Robin, Amy, Andrea and Jennifer; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were Saturday, March 10, 2001 at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery in Bowie.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 9709, Fort Worth, 76147.

Loydean Haworth Stramler
Loydean Haworth Stramler of Granbury, a retired teacher, died Monday, March 12, 2001 in Fort Worth. She was 77.
Mrs. Stramler (Loydean Haworth) was born Dec. 12, 1923 in Greely, Colo. Her parents were Edward and Mabel Andrews Haworth. She had a bachelor of science degree in English literature from the University of North Colorado and taught school in the Denver area for more than 20 years. She lived in Granbury for 14 years. She enjoyed golf and traveling and was a member of the Woman’s Club. 
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dallas Kelly and one brother, Willis "Bill" Haworth.
She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Robert W. Stramler of Granbury; children and spouses, Marc and Tavia Kelly, Dana Lee and Debbie Kelly, Kim Dean and Donna Kelly, and Jancy and Jim Simon, all of Colorado; and four grandchildren, Dallas Andrew Kelly, Devin Dean Kelly, Kelly Aurm Simon and Michael James Simon, all of Colorado.
Memorial services are Monday, March 19, 2001 at 10 a.m. in the Wiley Funeral Home with Rev. Wade Killough officiating. Wiley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elnora Bishop Cooke
Elnora Bishop Cooke of Olney, a homemaker, died Thursday, March 8, 2001 in Olney. She was 82.
Mrs. Cooke was the grandmother of Lisa Johnson, and great-grandmother of Bryce Pearcy, both of Granbury.
Services were Saturday, March 10, 2001 in Lunn Funeral Home with Wayne McKamie officiating. Burial was in Restland Cemetery.

Ernesto Martinez
Ernesto Martinez of Lubbock, a custodian at Texas Tech University, died Monday, March 12, 2001. He was 72.
Mr. Martinez was the brother of Estella Valverde of Granbury.
Services were Tuesday, March 13, 2001 in Calvillo Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park.

Curtis G. Allen
Curtis G. Allen of Granbury, a former Chevron Oil Co. employee, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001. He was 85.
Mr. Allen was born Sept. 18, 1915 in Brazos. He married Vernie Marie Cryer July 11, 1937 in Wink. He served with the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and worked for Chevron for 37 years. He lived in Kermit and in Lipan from 1970 to 1994. He lived in Granbury seven years. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Granbury Country Club, where he also worked.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marie Allen of Granbury; one son, Gene Allen of Venezuela; one sister, Imogene Meissner of Granbury; three grandchildren, Lynn Allen of Granbury, Christie Allen Johnson of Leander and Sandy Allen Sassman of Austin; and five great-grandchildren.
Services were Friday, March 16, 2001 in the Granbury Church of Christ. Burial was in Dobbs Valley Cemetery. Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

Phyllis Moore Tomlinson
Phyllis Moore Tomlinson of Granbury, a homemaker, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001 in Fort Worth. She was 82.
Mrs. Tomlinson was born Nov. 5, 1918 in Groton, Mass. She was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Fort Worth Women’s Club, Alpha Delta Pi, Architects’ Wives Association and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She is survived by two sons, Brian Tomlinson and wife Paula of Aledo, and Chris Tomlinson of Austin; and three granddaughters, Ember Tomlinson and Angela Tomlinson, both of Fort Worth, and Stephanie Tomlinson of Austin.
Graveside services were Saturday, March 17, 2001 in Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth with Rev. Michael Fry officiating. Martin’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Gladys Juanita Bowden
Gladys Juanita Bowden of Fort Worth, a homemaker, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001 in Fort Worth. She was 89.
Mrs. Bowden was a former resident of Bluff Dale.
Graveside services were Saturday, March 17, 2001 in Laurel Land Cemetery in Fort Worth. Martin’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church, Forest Hill.

Charles ‘Chuck’ Lantz
Charles "Chuck" Lantz of Granbury, a retired production engineer at General Dynamics, died Thursday, March 15, 2001 in Granbury. He was 72.
Mr. Lantz was born Feb. 12, 1929 in Altoona, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 20 years, Louise; his parents and a sister, Barbara.
He is survived by one son, David Lantz and wife Jane of College Station; three daughters, Tommye Winthe and Cherie Lantz, both of California, and Debra Brown of Kansas; one brother, Edward Short of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Arlene Randazzi of Tennessee, and Joan Kaiser of Arkansas; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; special friend Harold Black of Fort Worth; and his companion, Liz Parks of Everman.
Memorial services were Sunday, March 18, 2001 in Wiley Funeral Home. Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Caroline Bennett
Caroline Bennett of Granbury, a retired accountant, died Thursday, March 15, 2001 in Granbury. She was 85.
Mrs. Bennett was born Nov. 2, 1915 in Brooklyn, N.Y. and served in the military during World War II. She was stationed at Mitchell Field, a U.S. Air Corps base on Long Island, N.Y. She was a member of the Eastern Star Greenpoint Chapter 25.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bert Bennett.
She is survived by one son, Timothy Bennett and wife Nancy; one sister-in-law, Doris Voigt; three grandchildren, Rebecca Bennett, Sarah Bennett and Thomas Bennett; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be Saturday, March 24, 2001 in the First Presbyterian Church in Granbury.

Maxine Thomason Davis
Maxine Thomason Davis of Lipan, a homemaker, died Saturday, March 17, 2001 in Weatherford. She was 80.
Mrs. Davis was born March 29, 1920 in Wichita Falls. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lipan and lived in Lipan 26 years. She married J.B. Davis May 19, 1941 in Hollywood, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband J.B. Davis Jan. 5, 2000.
She is survived by one son, Robert Davis and wife Martha of Coppell; and two grandchildren, Kristine Davis and Brian Davis, both of Coppell.
Graveside services were Monday, March 19, 2001 in the Evergreen Cemetery in Lipan. Wiley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Frances Doughty
Mary Frances Doughty of Granbury, a homemaker, died Saturday, March 17, 2001 in Granbury. She was 83.
Mrs. Doughty was born June 22, 1917 in Jones Prairie. She graduated from Lott High School and married Leonard Joe Deer. Her precious life and poetry will always be a source of comfort and joy to dear relatives and friends. She touched many lives through the years in Clarkwood, Elgin, Edcouch and Hillsboro. She was a member of the Walnut Street Baptist Church in Hillsboro and was a member of the Acton Baptist Church at the time of her death. 
She was preceded in death by her second husband Arvin Doughty; one sister, Virginia and two brothers, John Edward and Roy. 
She is survived by three daughters, Peggy Deer of Arlington, Jo Ann Felton and husband Ron of Granbury, and Patti Cable and husband Steve of California; two sisters, Barbara Rieger of Bryan, and Maurine Williams of Waco; one brother, James Hammond of Upland, Calif.; four grandchildren, Kristen Cable, Hannah Cable, Cassandra Cable and Jana Harwell; three stepgrandchildren, Karyn Johnson, Jannette Miller and Rod Felton; and many special great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Services were Tuesday, March 20, 2001 in Martin’s Funeral Home in Granbury with Rev. Glen Ward officiating. Burial was in the Itasca Cemetery. Martin’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Belle A. Gibbins
Belle A. Gibbins of Granbury, a retired Fort Worth High School teacher, died Saturday, March 17, 2001 in Burleson. She was 90.
Mrs. Gibbins was born Dec. 29, 1910 in Keyesport, Ill. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor of arts degree with a triple major in English, speech and education. She received a certificate of merit in classical music from the W.D. Armstrong School of Music in Alton, Ill. She taught in Illinois and at Brewer, Paschal and Southwest High Schools in Fort Worth. She was a member of University Christian Church, the Texas Retired Teachers Association and the Hood County Retired Teachers Association where she served one year as president. She was affiliated with the Harmony Club of the Fort Worth Women’s Club, the Woman’s Wednesday Club of Granbury and the Round Table II of Fort Worth. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard A. Gibbins in 1981.
She is survived by three sons, Douglas Gibbins and wife Elaine of Mesquite, Thomas Gibbins and wife Ann of Humble, and Paul Gibbins and wife Jerre of Ridgefield, Conn.; two daughters, Kathryn Shelley and husband Richard of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Carolyn Stelzer of Fort Worth; two sisters, Mary Lawrence of East Alton, Ill., and Jessie Baxter of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Carol Apple of Bethalto, Ill., and Opal Mull of Springfield, Ill.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were Wednesday, March 21, 2001 in the Greenwood Garden Chapel. Burial was in Greenwood Memorial Park. 
The family suggests memorials be made to the Granville and Erline Walker Scholarship Fund at the University Christian Church, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) or a charity of choice.


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