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INEZ MARGARET "AUNT NEZ" MYERS
KEENE - Inez Margaret Myers "Aunt Nez", a retired teacher, fell asleep in Jesus on March 24, 2003.
Funeral services are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastors Ron Halverson, Jr., Norman Martin and Russ Laughlin will officiate. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 30 at Woodmen of the World Cemetery in Rosenberg, Texas. Visitation is from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
"Aunt Nez" was a lifelong member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and was employed for over 40 years in Adventist Church School Education.
She is survived by her sister, Doris Schmidt; six nieces and nephews; six great-nieces and great-nephews; and two great-great-nieces.
The family would appreciate memorials to the Worthy Student Fund at the Keene SDA Church, 114 N. Fairview, Keene, Texas 76059.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements. 

FRED WELDON ALEXANDER, JR.
1920-2003
KEENE - Fred Weldon Alexander, Jr., 82, a retired owner/operator, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2003, in Fort Worth.
Funeral service were held Sunday, March 23 at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Keene. Burial was at Keene Memorial Park in Keene.
Mr. Alexander was born December 20, 1920, in Jefferson, Texas. He grew up in Yancey and Keene, Texas. He entered the Navy during World War II and served 11 years of active duty. Later he joined the Air Force Reserve.
Mr. Alexander owned and operated "A-C Television and Radio" company in Grand Prairie for over 20 years. He worked at Six Flags Over Texas as head of the Maintenance and Sound Department, where he retired after 25 years of service. Fred was an active ham operator "W5MTF". He received special recognition for placing the American Flag, each year, on every military grave in Keene Memorial Park.
Mr. Alexander is survived by son, David F. Alexander and wife, Joyce, of McCall, Idaho; daughter, Martha J. Bostick of Mesquite; brother, W.A. Alexander and wife Lucille; sister, Flora Lindsey and husband, Harold; sister-in-law, Cleo Alexander; grandsons, Clinton Judd Alexander and wife, Petra, and Evan Reese Bostick; granddaughter, Adrienne Leah Torrey and husband, Chad; great-grandchildren, Atticus Alexander Torrey and Estelle Alexander Torrey; nephews, Donald Alexander and wife, Lorraine, Bob Alexander and wife, Shirlene, and Robert Haddock; nieces, Glenda Howard and husband, Ray, Janice Peterson and husband, Art, Sharon Sinclair, Beverly Bracken and husband, Jeffrey, Karen Putman and husband Jere, Judy Purvis and husband, Norman.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home handled the arrangements. 

WADE HARBIN
1944-2003
BURLESON - Jesse Wade Harbin, 58, went to be with our Lord on Sunday, March 23, 2003, in Dallas. He was a real estate investor.
Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 26 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Fort Worth/Burleson. Burial will be at Skyvue Memorial Park.
Jesse served in the U.S. Army. He was a faithful Christian who was devoted to his wife, children and grandchildren.
Mr. Harbin was preceded in death by his parents, John Roy and Thelma Harbin; two brothers, Darvin and Lynn Harbin.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Harbin; daughter, Keri Looper and husband, Lawrence; sons, Gary Harbin, Troy Harbin and wife, Kristy, all of Burleson; grandsons, Garret, Brandon, Dylan and Tanner Harbin, all of Burleson; brothers, Dale Harbin and wife, Jerri, of Kermit, Wallace Harbin and wife, Margaret, of Comanche, Glynn Harbin of Dallas, brother and twin, Wayne Harbin and wife, Evoyne, of Odessa; sisters, Doris Wyatt and husband, Jim, of Rockwall, Loree Foster of Grand Prairie, Patsy Herrington of Euless, Shirley Evans and husband, Ronnie, of Kingswood, Red and Charlene Kimball of May; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Fort Worth/Burleson is in charge of arrangements. 

BOBBY G. SPRUILL
1936-2003
FT. WORTH -- Bobby G. Spruill, 66, retired from Tarrant County Pct. 1, died Saturday, March 22, 2003, at an Arlington hospital.     Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 25 at Retta Baptist Church in Rendon.     Bobby was born September 26, 1936, in Newlin, Texas, the son of J.C. and Eula Mae Philips Spruill. He married Sandy Teeas on November 4, 1963, in Gatesville, Texas. He was a member of the Retta Baptist Church and served his country in the United States Army.     Mr. Spruill is survived by his wife of 39 years, Sandy Spruill of Fort Worth; daughters, Casey Harden, Sherri Phenix, Carla Montelongo, Christi Spruill, all of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Robert, Lindsey, Elizabeth, Keise, Luis, Glynn; great-granddaughter, Serena; sisters, Shirley Reese of Jayton, Wanda Jones of Amarillo; four nephews; two nieces; and numerous cousins and friends.
Blessing Funeral Home of Mansfield was in charge of arrangements. 

CLARENCE ALTON "TED" TEDFORD
Funeral services for Clarence A. "Ted" Tedford, 84, of Burleson, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 25 in Blessing Colonial Chapel. Interment following at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Dr. James Moore and Don Miller of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield officiated.
Pallbearers were Floyd Samuel, Gary Dalton, Larry Greene, Harry Young, Dale Starook and Skip McNeal.
Mr. Tedford died 10:23 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, 2003. He was born in Wattensaw, Arkansas on October 18, 1918, the son of Marble John and Ida Tennessee Rochell Tedford. He married Velda Lee Gibbons in Fort Worth on December 20, 1947. Mr. Tedford was a retired custom architectural mill worker.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Velda Tedford of Burleson; children, Curtis Tedford and wife, Carol, and Susanne Mann, all of Arlington; grandchildren, Clarissa and Christopher Tedford; brothers, Leroy Tedford of Little Rock and Loye Tedford of Hot Springs; sister, Martha Hicks of Loneoak; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Blessing Funeral Home of Mansfield was in charge of the arrangements. 

MORLEX DON KING
1943-2003
Morlex Don King, 59, of Amarillo and Motley County, Texas, died Wednesday, March 19, 2003. Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 22 at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel in Amarillo. Reverend Don McMahan of Turkey United Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in Llano Cemetery.
Born in Childress, Mr. King lived in Amarillo. He owned and operated Don King's Goldsmith Jewelry shop until 1998, when he started ranching in Motley County.
He attended King's Way Missionary Institute in McAllen and later served as a missionary in Honduras for three years. He was very involved with the Boy Scouts, serving as Assistant Scout Master with Troop 621 in Burleson. He owned and operated a barbershp in Burleson for 15 years. In his spare time he loved to fish and hunt.
Mr. King married Jane Henley in Amarillo on April 16, 1967.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Brett King of Burleson and Brad King of Waco; brother, Ronald Gene King of Amarillo; and two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to your own church.
Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Amarillo handled the arrangements. 

LARRY FRANKLIN HALLMARK
1947-2003
Larry Franklin Hallmark, 55, of Alvarado passed away Sunday, March 16, 2003 at Huguley Hospital. He was a former resident of Winfield, Alabama. Larry was retired from Walker Mechanical in Burleson.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 22 at McGraw Memorial Chapel in Winfield, Alabama. Burial was at Hallmark Cemetery in Winfield, Alabama.
Memorial services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 at The Church at Burleson in the Coffee House Church located at 510 SW Wilshire, Burleson. All memorials can be sent to The Church at Burleson.
Larry was a member of Grace Temple Church in Fort Worth. An avid fisherman, he was a member of Bass Club of Fort Worth, Angler Christian and Family Honey Hole fishing clubs. He was a US Army Vietnam Veteran.
Mr. Hallmark is survived by his wife, Diane Silcox Hallmark of Alvarado; three sons, Thomas Hallmark and wife, Ivon, of College Station, Nathan Hallmark and Joseph Blayne Hallmark, both of Alvarado; two grandchildren, Douglas and Ashleigh. 

MAX ELIZONDO TREVIÑO
1915-2003
Max Elizondo Treviño died peacefully in his sleep on March 15, 2003, after a short bout with pneumonia.
He was born August 8, 1915, in Monterrey, Mexico, the third child of Lucio and Sarah Treviño. The family lived on a ranch in the Mexican countryside. They later relocated to Monterrey so the children could attend school, and Max's father opened a dry goods store. He attended public school in town. During this time Max was introduced to the gospel message of Adventism, and the entire family converted from Catholicism shortly thereafter.
In 1936, Max became a literature evangelist. He entered the Instituto Prosperidad in Mexico City to train as a pastor. During this time he met his future wife, Esther Perez. They were married on July 30, 1939.
The young couple settled in Mexico City, where Max became the publishing director for the Gulf-Mission division of the Mexican Union, staying until 1945. During this time their three children were born. In 1943, he became assistant manager of the Mexico Central Book and Bible House.
In 1945, the family moved to the Spanish American Seminary in Sandoval, New Mexico, now the Sandia View Academy. Max filled various roles, including accountant, teacher and Dean of Men.
In 1950, Max took a position in accounting and sales at Southwestern Junior College in Keene. He began handling sales for the furniture factory at the school, which led to his employment with Union College in Nebraska. From 1972 until 1981, Max served in management at the Book and Bible House on the college campus.
Following his retirement in 1981, Max continued to serve in various capacities for the Southwestern Union, and kept an office in the building. Throughout their time in Keene, both Max and Esther were regular members of the Keene Seventh-day Adventist church. Max regularly read his King James Version Bible through from start to finish every year. His devotion to the Word of God and his service to the church continue to serve as examples to his family and community.
Max is survived by his wife, Esther; daughters Aida and husband, Robert Roy, and Nellie Treviño; son Max A. and his wife, Betty Ann; grandchildren, Robin and Lisa Davis of Plano, Jason and Wendy Treviño of Dallas, Robert and Dawn Roy of Orlando, Florida, Mark and Andrea Cheneweth of Fort Worth, and Todd and Cheri Wemmer of Salem, Massachusetts; and four great-grandchildren, Hannah and Zachary Cheneweth, Austin Davis and Alixandra Roy. 

DARLENE PISELL
1933-2003
Burleson-- Darlene Pisell, 69, 2003, died Tuesday, March 18 at a Fort Worth hospital. She was a homemaker.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 20 at Mountain Valley Chapel with Pastor Phil Gibson officiating. Burial will be at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation is 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Mary Darlene Pisell was born December 22, 1933, in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Arthur and Mary Francis Towers Kurschinski. She was an active member of Living Water Church of Burleson and was a very spiritual and giving person. She enjoyed arts and crafts, especially decorating T-shirts, making jewelry and sewing.
Mrs. Pisell is survived by her husband of 51 years, Richard Pisell of Burleson; daughters, Diana Pettke and husband, Donald, of Round Rock, Debra Weeks and husband, Larry, of Alvarado; brother, Richard Kurschinski of Colorado; grandchildren, Dustin Pettke, Danielle Pettke and Tasha Preisner; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

REIGHANN GRUBBS   BURLESON -- Reighann Grubbs, 22, a waitress, died Saturday, March 15, 2003, at a Fort Worth hospital.     Funeral services were held Tuesday March 18 at Blessing Colonial Chapel in Mansfield. Burial was at Mansfield Cemetery.    Reighann was a very caring and giving person. She was always there for her friends. She will be deeply missed by all her loved ones.     "May God hold her, love her and keep her safe. " With love, Mom, Dad and Clayton.    Reighann is survived by brother, Clayton Grubbs; father, David Ray Grubbs and stepmother, Brenda Ingram; mother, Jeanene Helmick Stroud and husband, Don Stroud; stepbrothers, Brian and Billy Stroud; sister-in-law, Kellien Stroud; stepsisters, Leslie and Jennifer Ingram; granny, Marie Grubbs; papaw, Buddy Helmick; cousins, Sommer, Christy, Stephanie, Rebecca and Zac Helmick and Autumn Tomlinson; nephew, Blake Stroud; uncles, Ernest Hagler, Carlton, Russell and Steven Helmick; and aunts, Joan Hagler, Debbie, Marion and Kim Helmick.
Blessing Funeral Home of Mansfield handled the arrangements. 

NILE EUGENE TRIBBLE
1940-2003
Nile Eugene Tribble, 63, of Navarro Mills, Texas passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at Huguley Hospital.
Graveside services were held Saturday, March 15 at Dresden Cemetery.
Mr. Tribble was born July 22, 1940, in Cleburne to Nile S. Tribble and Ophelia Petty Tribble. He was retired from Texas Steel and was currently employed with Guardian Glass.
Mr. Tribble is survived by his wife of 43 years, Lynda Tribble of Navarro Mills; mother, Ophelia Tribble of Grandview; son, Nicky Eugene Tribble of Navarro Mills; daughter and son-in-law, Tanya and Rusty Pegues of Grandview; grandchildren, Crystalle Watson, Nickey Coker, Megan Coker; great-grandchildren, Zachary Watson of Peris Hill; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Debbie Tribble of Grandview and Ricky and Lisa Tribble of Cleburne.
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana handled the arrangements. 

BEVIA CORNELIUS
1921-2003
Bevia Cornelius quietly passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at Huguley Nursing Home.
Services are tentatively scheduled for Friday morning, March 14 in Terrell, Texas.
Originally from Terrell, Mrs. Cornelius had been a resident of Burleson for 20 years. She was born in 1921 in Terrell.
Mrs. Cornelius was preceded in death by her husband, Randall Cornelius.
She is survived by her daughter, Dianne Gibbs of Burleson; son, Randy Cornelius of Mansfield; son-in-law, Van Gibbs of Burleson; daughter-in-law, Athena Cornelius of Mansfield; grandsons Steven Gibbs of Burleson and Jericho Cornelius of Mansfield. 

ERIC JAMES HYER
Eric James Hyer, age 32, died February 20, 2003, of injuries sustained in the West Warwick, Rhode Island nightclub fire. He was a book binder for Auto Trader.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 16 at the First United Methodist Church, 1025 Johnson Road in Keller.
Eric lived in the Burleson area in the early nineties and was a former employee of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Prior to moving to Scituate, Rhode Island in June, 2002, Eric worked for TRA Inc., a wastewater treatment facility in Grand Prairie, for seven years. He was a quiet, shy young man who loved attending rock concerts, listening to music, fishing with and hanging out with his brothers, watching wrestling with his father, and family gatherings.
Eric is survived by father and stepmother, H. Richard and Mary Hyer of Burleson; mother and stepfather, Dawn and Carl Fuller of Red Oak; brothers, Doug Hyer (Diane) of North Richland Hills, Mark Hyer (Colleen) of Coventry, Rhode Island, Scott Hyer (Laura) of Taunton, Massachusetts, Andrew Hyer (Debbie) of Morristown, New Jersey; stepbrothers, Mike Rose (Rhonda), Bill Rose (Renee), and Craig Gulledge, all of Burleson; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends and coworkers. 

CORITA BUTLER
1907-2003
Corita Butler, 95, a retired school teacher for Crowley I.S.D., passed away Thursday, February 27, 2003, in Conroe.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 8 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel of Fort Worth. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Mrs. Butler was preceded in death by her husband, Roger A. Butler.
She is survived by daughter, Helenbeth Bailey-Newell and husband, Francis, of Conroe; grandchildren, John Bailey and wife, Carol, of Conroe, Karen Bailey and Doug Sheldon of Van Nuys, California, Allan Bailey and wife, Samantha, of Hayward, California, Buddy Newell of Spring; great-grandson, Joshua Bailey of Conroe; son-in-law, Bob Bailey and wife, Mary Kay, of Bellingham, Washington.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Crowley Library Fund (817) 297-4347.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

RANDY LEE FRIDDLE
1960-2003
Asheboro, N.C. -- Randy Lee Friddle, 43, a computer drafter for Envision Corporation, died Thursday, March 6, 2003, in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 12 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home. Burial was at Caddo Cemetery in Joshua.
Randy was born February 3, 1960, in Fort Worth to Pete and Beverly Meyer Friddle. He married Dee Dee Steele on April 26, 1980, in Burleson. He was a lifelong resident of Joshua and moved to Asheboro, North Carolina in the past year. He was very active in pony baseball and umpired for 18 years.
Randy was preceded in death by his father, Pete Friddle in 1991.
He is survived by his wife, Dee Dee Steele Friddle of Asheboro, North Carolina; daughters, Robyne Clausen of Burleson and Meagan Friddle of Asheboro, North Carolina; mother, Beverly M. Friddle of Cleburne; brother, Rick Friddle of Joshua; and sister, Suzie Friddle of Joshua.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

MATTHEW VANCE HALL
1985-2003
BURLESON -- Matthew Vance Hall, 18, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2003, in Joshua.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 at First United Methodist Church in Burleson. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Park. 
Pallbearers are Chad Neal, Josh Holt, Troy Esparza, Cody Nelson, Steven Marshall, Eric Martinez, Monty Lawrence, Tanner Stovall, Reese Hallack, Jody
Moore, Dale Parchman and Clint Blessing.
Matthew Vance Hall was born January 13, 1985, in Fort Worth. He was a senior at Burleson High School where he played football for two years and was a member
of FFA. Matthew loved hunting, fishing, camping, four-wheeling, swimming and playing pool with friends and family. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Burleson. Matthew will continue to be remembered, loved and admired by all who knew him. Matthew was a gift from God whose life on earth ended too early.
Matthew is survived by his parents, Richard Vance Hall Jr. and Vandra Hall; brother, Clay Hall and wife, Monica, of Arlington; sisters, Kelley Baker and husband, Donny, of Rockwall and Deanna Hall of Fort Worth; grandmother, Ruth Hall of Azle; nephew, Hayden Vance Hall; nieces, Hailey Hall and Kayla Kuhns; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and many friends.
Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital, c/o Moslah Shrine Center, 1100 Henderson, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.
Greenwood Funeral Home
of Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements. 

BILLYE MARIE INGLE
1924-2003
Billye Marie Ingle, 79, of Cleburne passed away Saturday, March 8, 2003, at Kindred Hospital in Fort Worth.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 12 at Throckmorton Cemetery. Reverend Charles Fischer will officiate.
Billye was born January 9, 1924, in Throckmorton to Charles G. and Clara Maude (Self) Wheeler. She married George R. Ingle in Bernallio County, New Mexico in April, 1953. She was a Baptist.
Mrs. Ingle was preceded in death by her husband, George R. Ingle in 1973.
She is survived by son, Rhett Windham and wife, Debbie, of Wylie, Texas; daughters, Pamela Gene Collins and husband, Tom, of Logan, Utah, Maury Ketchum and husband, Eddie, of Springton, Texas, Carolyn Owen of Houston; sister, Genevieve Bonner of Kerrville; brothers, Frank Wheeler, C.G. Wheeler, Jr. and Alfred W. Wheeler, all of Amarillo; 11 grandchildren, John, Rhett and Robb Collins, Rhett J, Randy and Robert Windham, Monique Hopkins, Mark Ketchum, Todd Bates, Lori Slattery, Cristen Sarlls; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Ingle was loved and will be missed by all.
Merriman-Archer Funeral Home of Throckmorton, Texas is in charge of arrangements. 

KENNETH MASTERS
1925-2003
BURLESON -- Kenneth Masters, 77, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, crossed over into eternity, Monday, March 10, 2003.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 12 at Kingwood United Methodist Church in Burleson. The Reverend Marlin Fenn will officiate, assisted by Kingwood Minister Lisa Baumgartner, with eulogy by nephew, Wesley Masters. Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday in Center Plains Cemetery, Cotton Center.
Kenneth Forest Masters was born December 16, 1925, in Coloney, Oklahoma. He was the 11th of 12 children born to William Newton Masters and Fannie Lula (Mayo)
Masters. Kenneth wore many hats during his lifetime. He proudly served with the famed Company D, 5th Ranger Battalion, in World War II and saw action in France, Belgium and Germany. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and recipient of the Golden Trowel Award. He twice served as Worshipful Master of the Everman Deercreek Lodge #510. Other hats include scoutmaster, volunteer, fireman, president of the Burleson Little League, Band Booster and Quarterback Club. He helped establish Kingwood Methodist Church in Burleson and served as chairman of the finance committee. He also served 10 years on the board of directors for Winn-Dixie Credit Union and until his death served the state of Texas as a notary public. In his professional life Kenneth retired from Winn-Dixie (Kimbell and Buddies) after 36 years. He held the position of director of store planning and construction as well as supervisor of grain elevators. Mr. Masters was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Claudell Wynema (Roberts) Masters; brothers, Tom, Jess and Edgar (Dinks) Masters; sisters, Florence Fenn, Zola Lovell and Ethel Driver.
Goodbye, Dad, Grandad, Great-Grandad, brother, uncle and friend. We mourn
your passing and yet we celebrate your life. You indeed made a difference! We will miss you. 
Mr. Masters is survived by sons, Keith Masters and wife, Mary, of Fort Worth, Terry Masters of Pittsburg and Jack Masters and wife, Fonda, of Hot Springs, Arkansas; daughters-in-law, Judy Masters of Euless and Kaye Masters of Burleson; granddaughter Tracey Riggio and husband, Tony, of Saginaw; grandsons, Michael Masters and wife, Lisa, of Round Rock, Chris Masters and wife, Amy, of Garland, Timothy Masters of Pittsburg, Troy Masters of Joshua, Dewayne Ray and wife, Darla, of Malvern, Arkansas, and Raymond Masters and wife, Hessie, of Hot Springs, Arkansas; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Everett Masters of Cotton Center and Roy Masters of Cleveland, Oklahoma; and sisters, Gladys Hail of Hale Center, Frances Ketron of Richmond, Indiana, and Fern Schollenberger of Fresno, California.
Laurel Land Funeral Home Burleson is in charge of arrangements. 

MARGARET PEASE
1920-2003
JOSHUA -- Margaret Pease, 83, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at Wiley Funeral Home in Glen Rose. Burial was at Georges Creek Cemetery in Somervell County. 
Mrs. Pease was born February 18, 1920, in Cleburne. She married Dale Pease on April 24, 1950, in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
Mrs. Pease was preceded in death by a son, Chuck Pease in 1991, and several brothers and sisters. 
She is survived by husband, Dale Pease of Joshua; daughters, Suzanne K. Gunter of Crowley, Janet McLaughlin of Burleson, and Terri Pannill of Grandview; sisters, Earline Woodard of Keene, Betty Jo Atchley of Edge Cliff, Shirley Myers of Cedar Creek, Nelda Coonrod of Granbury and Roxie Weedon of Glen Rose; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Wiley Funeral Home of Glen Rose was in charge of arrangements. 

GLENN L. WEATHERFORD
1938-2003
Glenn L. Weatherford, 64, of Burleson passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2003, in Houston. He was a retired self-employed businessman.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Glenn L. Weatherford was a member of Garden Acres Baptist Church and the Horseless Carriage Club of America.
Mr. Weatherford was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Weatherford; and father, Glenn Wesley Weatherford.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Weatherford of Burleson; daughters, Suzanne Weatherford of Dallas and Cynthia Weatherford of Brooklyn, New York; brother, James Weatherford of Fort Worth; and sister, Lou Ella Drake of Denton.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

EVALYN RUTH STONER
1913-2003
Funeral services for Evalyn Ruth Stoner, 89, of Keene, were held Wednesday, March 5 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home Chapel in Cleburne. Pastor Mike Chappell and Tom Bunch officiated. No graveside service was planned.
Evalyn Ruth Stoner, devoted mother and grandmother "Nana", passed away Sunday, March 2, 2003, in Keene. She was born May 17, 1913, in Austin, the only child of Thomas C. and Izora Jensen. She attended elementary school in Austin, Southwestern Junior College in Keene and Washington Missionary College in Washington, DC. She married Frank Wiester in 1935. They resided in Mount Vernon, Ohio. On March 5, 1941 she married C.M. "Son" Stoner in Austin. He was the owner of Stoner Drilling, Inc., in Keene, and she was the manager of their rental property. They enjoyed traveling and visited many parts of the world together, and she continued to travel after Mr. Stoner's death, particularly cruising. She also enjoyed photography and needlework. She had a love for beautiful flowers and majestic trees, but her greatest joy was being with her family. She will always be remembered and greatly missed.
Mrs. Stoner was preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, C.M. "Son" Stoner in 1993; and her son, Clarence M. Stoner, Jr. in Vietnam, in 1969. 
She is survived by one son, Bill C. Stoner of Corsicana; daughters, Nancy Hagood of Keene and Lynda Nell Bunch and husband, Tom, of Keene; stepson, Chester Stoner and wife, Kitty, of San Carlos, California; stepdaughter, Peggy Freeman of Modesto, California; grandchildren, Kim Allen and husband, Billy, of Keene, Pam Hagood of Benbrook, Tom Stoner and wife, Rosie, of Hurst, Greg Stewart of Dallas, Andrea Stewart and Angela Stewart of Keene, Blake Best of Dallas and Brett Stoner of Corsicana; stepgrandchildren, Lisa Freeman Floyd and husband, David, of Indiana, Scott Marcus Freeman and wife, Stacy, of Oregon, Michele Gandolfo and husband, Rick, of California, Chester Stoner, Jr. and wife, Stacy, of California and Mathew Stoner of California; three great-granchildren; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 

MARY L. BARNES
North Richland Hills -- Mary L. Barnes, 71, passed away Monday, February 17, 2003, at a local hospital. She was a retired pharmacy technician for Eckerd Drugs.
Funeral services were held Thursday, February 20 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth.
Mrs. Barnes is survived by daughters, Carol Renteria of Sweetwater and Susan Dunklin of Halton City; sisters, Evelyn Worledge and Lora Lear, both of Kansas City, Missouri; grandchildren, Brandi Kelly of Snyder, Brenda Veuleman of Lafayette, Louisiana, Armando Renteria, Jr. of Roscoe and William Godwin of Alabama; five great-grandchildren; and special extended family, Daisy, Charles and Michelle Trainor.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

MARGERY BEDDINGFIELD STONE
1920-2003
Rendon -- Margery Beddingfield Stone, 82, a homemaker, died Friday, February 21, 2003, at a local care center.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 24 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson/Fort Worth. Burial was at Rendon Cemetery.
Mrs. Stone was a resident of Rendon for over 50 years. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; a son, James; a brother, Ray Beddingfield; and her parents, Jesse and Artie Beddingfield.
Mrs. Stone is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Susan, Tommy and Cassie, Charles and Charlotte, Paul and Shirley; daughter, Margaret Stone; brothers, Warren, Jack, Harold and Bill Beddingfield; sisters, Jessie Elrod and Mary Mollins; grandchildren, Barbara, Kathy, Sam, Pam, Tami, Donald, Robbie, Becky, Ashley and Crystal; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson/Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

JOHN E. SUDDUTH
1932-2003
Burleson -- John E. Sudduth, 70, went home to be with the Lord on February 23, 2003.
Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 26 at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery in Grand Prairie. 
John retired from Siemen's Dematic in 2002. He was a Korean war veteran.
Mr. Sudduth was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Janie Sudduth and his sister, Cliett Kight.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Shirley Sudduth; daughters, Judy Sudduth of Grand Prairie and Vicki Bryant of Paris; son, Curtis and wife, Michelle Ashley of Carrollton; grandson, Jacob Bryant and wife, Amanda, of Paris; three great-grandchildren, Rian, Joseph and Gracey Bryant; brother and sister-in-law, Ben and Joye Sudduth of Burleson; sister, Alice Howell of Albuquerque, New Mexico;numerous nieces and nephews and loved ones.
Memorials may be made to S.P.C.A. or the American Cancer Society.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson/Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements. 

JAMES TAYLOR
1948-2003

Funeral services for James Taylor, 54, of Venus, will be held at 11:00 am. Thursday, February 27, 2003, at the New Hope Community Church, in Venus. Reverand Ward Hudson will officiate. Burial will be at 2:00 pm. Thursday, February 27 at D/FW National Cemetery. 
Mr. Taylor passed away Monday, February 24 in Arlington. He was born April 7, 1948, in Fort Worth, the son of James B. and Emogene Browning Taylor. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969-1971. He was a member of New Hope Community Church in Venus.
He is survived by his wife, Pam Taylor of Venus; daughter Holly DeAnn Taylor Wooten of Powderly, Texas; son, Robert Lee Taylor of Sanger, Texas; four grandchildren, Stephanie Chantalle Wooten, Robert Richard Wooten III, Taylor Michelle Kennedy and CheyAnne Marie Taylor; mother, Emogene Taylor of Haltom City; brothers, Donald Taylor of Farmington, New Mexico, John Taylor of Amarillo and Doyle Taylor of Venus; sisters, Paula Dunlap and Sherry Grael of Fort Worth and Joy Tonn of Haltom City.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 

MILDRED WORD WEBB CHILES FRIEND
1910-2003
Mildred Word Webb Chiles Friend, 92, of West Point, Mississippi, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2003.
Funeral: Saturday, February 22 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial: West Point Memorial Gardens.
Formerly of Joiner, Arkansas, Mrs. Friend had lived in West Point since 1960. She loved her church, The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and its members. She was church organist for 20 years, Past President of the Catholic Women's Society, and held several other church offices. The highlight of her week was attending Mass. She was a member of the Lone Oak Home Demonstration Club and the Daughters of the Confederacy. Her constant companion in her later years was friend Peggy Stovall.
Mrs. Friend was preceded in death by father and mother, Malcolm Alexander Webb and Mildred Gideon Webb; husbands, Ben Chiles and Charles F. Friend, Sr.; sisters, Ina Mae Webb, Ruth Webb, Mabel Nelson; brothers, Malcolm Alexander Webb, Jr. and Marion Gideon Webb.
Survivors: daughters, Kathy Chiles of Burleson and Teresa Friend of West Point; sons, Frank Chiles and wife, Ann, of Starkville, Malcolm "Mike" Chiles and wife, Patricia, of Prattville, Alabama, and Chuck Friend of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; ten grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Memorials: The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Building Fund, 617 E. Main St., West Point, MS 39773.
Robinson Funeral Home, West Point, Mississippi handled the arrangements. 

LUTHER HOWARD WILSON
1922-2003
Luther Howard Wilson, 80, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2003, in Granbury. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 20 at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. Burial will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 
Pallbearers will be John Wilson, Danny Wilson, Gary Wilson, Derek Ball, Chad Leavitt and Brian Loughmiller. 
Mr. Wilson was born September 18, 1922, in Lake Dallas. He grew up in Dallas and graduated from Crozier Tech High School in 1942. He married Clara Lurline Everett on June 1, 1943, in Dallas. He served in the Army's 6th Ranger Battalion as a staff sergeant in the South Pacific during World War II. 
Mr. Wilson received the Theodore N. Vail Medal of Honor in 1976 for the rescue of a child from an apartment fire. He worked for Southwestern Bell for 38 1/2 years and also farmed 100 acres in Burleson. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and had been a member of Crowley First United Methodist Church since 1965. 
Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Glenn Wilson, in 1984. 
He is survived by wife, Clara L. Wilson of Granbury; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Deborah Wilson of Dallas, Danny and Debbie Wilson of Mission Viejo, California, and Gary and Debbie Wilson of Arlington; daughters and son-in-law, Jill Wilson of Oceanside, California, and Mary and Darrell Ball of Granbury; grandchildren, Keeley, Anastasia, Peri Catherine, Christine, Wimberley, Stephanie, Courtney, Chad, Jenny, Katy, Derek, Andrew, Christopher.
Wiley Funeral Home of Granbury is in charge of arrangements. 

Norris D. Samuelson
1937-2003
Fort Worth--Norris D. Samuelson, 66, known to many as Mr. Sam, passed away Friday, February 14, 2003, after a lifetime of enriching the lives of countless Texas school children through music. 
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 17 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. 
Norris Samuelson was born February 7, 1937, in Canyon to Otto Norris Samuelson and Bessie Blanton Samuelson. He was raised in Canyon, attended West Texas State University and received a Masters of Music Education from Vandercook School of Music. Mr. Sam taught throughout the Texas Panhandle before settling in the North Central Texas area. He was the director of bands at Everman, Alvarado and Kennedale.
Mr. Samuelson is survived by his wife of 41 years, Gretchen Donovan Samuelson; sons, Norris D. Samuelson, Jr. and wife, Alana, of Benton, Arkansas and Eric Samuelson and wife, Dana, of Austin; grandchildren, Drew, Thad and David Samuelson; sister, Anna Lou Ashby of New York, New York; brother, Bobby Samuelson and wife, Cindy, of Phoenix, Arizona; nephews, Jason Samuelson and Greg Geisler; and niece, Chelsea Samuelson.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

JAMES NATHANIEL BARNEY
1926-2003
James Nathaniel Barney, 76, of Burleson died Sunday, February 9, 2003, at his residence. He was a retired American Manufacturing employee.
Memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 15 at Saint Ann Catholic Church in Burleson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice of Cleburne,1208-B W. Henderson, Cleburne, Texas 76032. 
Mr. Barney was born the fourth of 17 children, April 18, 1926, in Potsdam, New York to James Benjamin and Ida Jane Supernault Barney. He married Regina Veronica Newtown on January 31, 1948, in Oswego, New York. He was a resident of Burleson for the past 42 years and had worked 17 years for American Manufacturing Company, retiring in 1988. He was a US Navy veteran and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Mr. Barney is survived by his wife of 55 years, Regina Newtown Barney; sons, James A. Barney, Brian R. Barney, Christopher J. Barney, all of Burleson; daughter, Nancy Murray of Burleson; brothers, Truman Barney of Lillian, Allen Barney of Madrid, New York, Donald Barney of Hannibal, New York, Wayne Barney of Mexico, New York; sisters, June Wilson of Merkel, Barbara Scrutton of Merkel, Patricia Dowle of Oswego, New York, Sheila Whitely of Oswego, New York, Naomi Jones of Oswego, New York, Wanda Pearson of Canton, New York; grandchildren, Kevin, Chad, Patrick, Carissa, and Corinna Murray, Rachel, C.J. and Todd Barney; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

MARY IDALENE PRINCE 
Mary Idalene Prince, 78, of Burleson passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2003, at home. She was a homemaker.
Graveside services were held Thursday, February 13 at Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth.
Mrs. Prince is survived by sons, Larry Gene Prince and wife, Sandra K., Lynn Prince and wife, Teena S.; brother, Charles M. Harrison; grandchildren, Roy Lee Prince, Jill Arden Lain, Gregory Lynn Prince, Josh Egan Prince; great grandchildren, Tyler Lee Prince, Dylan Lane Prince, Conner Lynn Prince, Griffin Nicholas Lain and one on the way; many nieces and nephews.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

FRANCES LAURA VEREEN 
1021-2003
Cleburne ­ Services for Frances Laura Vereen, 81, were held Thursday, February 13 at Rosser Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Reverend George Sutton officiated. 
Mrs. Vereen passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2003, in Fort Worth. She was born October 3, 1921, in Belton, Texas to Willard Shipp and Laura Lusk Shipp. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church. 
Mrs. Vereen is survived by her daughter, Carol Beyers of Arlington; sons, Larry M. Vereen and wife, Sandra, of Burleson and Lanny Vereen and wife, Linda, of Cleburne; sister, Charlotte Domm of Virginia; 12 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Vereen in 1994. 
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at rosserfh@swbell.net. 
Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 

MICHAEL REAGAN HILL SR.
Michael Reagan Hill Sr., 58, of Burleson died Sunday, February 9, 2003 at a Fort Worth hospital. He was a Police Chief.
Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. on Wednesday, February 12 at Burleson Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth.
Reagan was a Police Officer for 34 years and currently served as Chief of Police for Briaroaks. He had also served with the Burleson Police Department for many years and as a Volunteer Fireman for Burleson.
Mr. Hill is survived by his wife, Beverly Hill of Burleson; son, Michael Hill Jr. of Burleson; daughter, Michelle Sheppard of Burleson; brothers, Walter Cathcart of Mineral Wells and Paul David Hill of Aurora, Co.;and grandson, Dustin Lynn Sheppard. 
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

ANGELA R. PRATT
1974-2003
Angela R. Pratt, 28, of Burleson died Thursday, February 6, 2003. She was a nanny.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 10 at The Church at Burleson. Burial was Tuesday at Johnson Chapel Cemetery, Des Arc, Arkansas. 
Angela went home to be with her Lord and Saviour after being involved in an automobile accident. She was born March 13, 1974, in Houston. A former resident of Arlington, she moved to Burleson four years ago to be near the church she loved, The Church at Burleson. From a very early age, Angela loved her Lord and gave most of her free time to God's work. She loved children and spent a lot of time working with them.
Angela leaves behind her parents, Ralph and Polly Pratt of Arlington; brother, Jason Pratt of Lindale; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

William H. Pennington
1933-2003
William H."Bill" Pennington, CLU, 69, joined hands with his Savior in his New Life before dawn on Wednesday, February 5, 2003, in Willow Park, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 10 at First Baptist Church of Willow Park. Ed Webber, a longtime family friend, will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation was 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home.
William H. Pennington, a longtime resident of Willow Park, was born October 8, 1933, in Fort Worth, to William Howard Pennington and Nellie L. Pennington. He graduated from Technical High School in Fort Worth in January of 1951, and received a B.S. degree from Hardin Simmons in 1960.
Bill was a successful insurance agent for 36 years, winning numerous awards, certifications and qualifications. He was a member of the Fort Worth Association of Life Underwriters, the Fort Worth Association of Health Underwriters and a member of the National Associations of Insurance and Financial Advisors since 1967. He qualified for "Million Dollar Round Table" numerous times during his insurance career. He was a longtime member of River Oaks Kiwanis Club. Bill and Juanita were lifetime and charter members of Aledo Pioneers Square Dance Club and also members of Sadellites and The Gadabout Square dance clubs.
Bill lost his 2 1/2 year battle with cancer which he faced the same way he faced life, with a positive outlook and attitude. His final thoughts to his family were written shortly before passing and included this message: "I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an after glow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done." Family and friends gathered at Bill's home Tuesday evening to show their love and support, fulfilling his only request: to be surrounded by those whom he loved.
Bill is survived by his wife of 53 years, Juanita Pennington; and his children, Cindy and husband, Gary Burton, Robert and wife, Carolyn Pennington, Stephen and wife, Cathy Pennington, and Renee and husband, William Wallace; grandchildren,
Diana and husband, Dennis Pearcy, Becky and husband, David Poggensee, Sandi and husband, Rich Williams, Thomas and Rosemary Pennington, Zachary and Samuel Pennington, Rashell and Shawn Wallace; great-grandchildren, Desirae, D.J. and Devin Pearcy, Ashleigh Pennington and Chandler Poggensee; sister, Beverly and husband, Robert Brooks.
Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements. 

JAMES "BUB" BOWEN
1949-2003
James "Bub" Bowen, age 53, of Benbrook and former Coleman resident, died Monday, January 27, 2003, at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth. Funeral services were held Friday, January 31 at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Gary Boyd officiating. Graveside committal services were also held Friday at Benbrook Cemetery with Dr. Larry Sanders officiating.
James "Bub" Bowen was born May 17, 1949, in Coleman, Texas and was a son of Jake and Cleva Olena Hogan Bowen. He grew up in Coleman and graduated from Coleman High School in 1967. He graduated from Texas A & M University in 1971, and then graduated from the Texas Tech School of Law.
On June 21, 1969, he married Dorothy Rutzke in Homestead, Florida. He practiced law in Coleman from 1975 to 1997, when he moved to Benbrook. He was the owner of Bowen Contracting Company in Fort Worth. He was a member of Trinity Hills Baptist Church in Benbrook and a former member of First Baptist Church in Coleman. While living in Coleman he served as the County Attorney.
Mr. Bowen is survived by his wife, Dorothy Bowen of Benbrook; two daughters and sons-in-law, Felicia and Jim Bob Barker of Benbrook and Kari and Shea Connelly of Fort Worth; one son, Ramey Bowen of Benbrook; three grandchildren, Ansley, Simone and Danielle Barker, all of Benbrook; mother-in-law, Betty Rutzke Quillen of Homestead, Florida; numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Services were under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home of Coleman, Texas. 

ADDIE WORLEY BURLESON
1937-2003

Addie Worley Burleson, 67, of Cleburne passed away on January 30, 2003 peacefully at her home, after a brief battle with cancer. She was a retired teacher. 
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Addie was born January 29, 1937, to Braxton and Valda Worley in Aquilla, Texas. She married Ronald R. Burleson, also from Aquilla, and eventually settled in Joshua. She was a Drama and English teacher for the Godley ISD for 20 years where she touched the lives of many people.
The family requests that memorials be made in her name to the Godley High School Library.
Mrs. Burleson is survived by her husband, Ronald "Roy" Burleson; sons, Mark Burleson and wife, Judy, of Arlington, Scott Burleson of Burleson; granddaughters, Emily and Whitney Burleson; many siblings, nieces and nephews. 

TERRY WAYNE HAMLIN
1961-2003
Terry Wayne Hamlin, 41, of Burleson died Friday, January 31, 2003, at a Fort Worth hospital. He was co-owner of Kilgore Electronics.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 3, at Mountain Valley Chapel. Burial was at Tye Memorial Cemetery, Burleson.
Terry Hamlin, a loving and caring son, brother and friend, was born March 11, 1961, in Amarillo to Al and Dorothy Hamlin. He was a 1979 graduate of Burleson High School and had been a resident of Fort Worth for 20 years. He enjoyed building furniture and doing home remodeling. Terry loved people and had CB friends all over the U.S. His wonderful sense of humor will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his parents, Al and Dorothy Hamlin of Burleson; brother, Steve Hamlin and wife, Lori, of Fort Worth; sister, Paula Hamlin of Burleson; aunts, Jean Grant of Burleson and Barbara Godfrey of Amarillo; uncles and aunts, Monte and Sheila Dale of Burleson and Don and Brona Hamlin of Houston; nephew, Kyle Hamlin of Burleson; several cousins; and a host of friends.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

CHARLES DOUGLAS VADEN, SR.
1933-2003
Charles Douglas Vaden, Sr., 69, died Monday, February 3, 2003, at his residence in Joshua.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, February 8 at Crestmont Baptist Church. Dr. Frankie Rainey will officiate.
Charlie left for his heavenly home February 3, 2003. He was surrounded by family after coming home with complications from a brain aneurysm. He was the owner of Vaden Architectural Millwork and was involved in his community. 
Charlie was born November 8, 1933, in Stamford, Texas, the son of Wilburn Z. and Opal Greene Vaden. They preceded him in death.
Mr. Vaden is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nancy Vaden of Joshua; son, Douglas Vaden and wife, Kathleen, of Joshua; daughters, Matilda Bolin and husband, Danny, of Stamford, Marie Cox and husband, Brent, of Granbury; brother, Walter Vaden of Arkansas; sisters, Paula Carlton and husband, Bill, of Granbury, Dana Anderson of Lubbock; grandchildren, Kristin Freeman and husband, Kyle, of Trophy Club, Blake Bolin of Nacogdoches, Brice Bolin of Stamford, Craig Vaden of Joshua, Lance Vaden of Joshua, Tyler Cox of Granbury; brothers- and sisters-in-laws, Burt and Becky Pardue of Bastrop, Texas, Arch and Clare Pardue of Dallas; nephews, Burt Pardue, Jr. and wife, Candi, of Justin, Jason Pardue of Dallas.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements. 

CAROL I. HOAG
Carol I. Hoag of Crowley went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 1, 2003, at a local care center. She was a homemaker.
Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 4 at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Mrs. Hoag was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Burleson for the last 20 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. Carol loved to spend her time with her family and enjoyed watching the grandkids run around.
She is survived by sons, Donald Grotberg and wife, Jennifer, David Grotbert, Robert Grotberg and wife, Norma, Keith Hirschey and wife, Arnie, Gerry Grotberg and wife, Peggy; daughters, Trisha Fritts and Lesa Smith and husband, Tim; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Wayne Runyon and wife, Pat; and her sister, Beatrice.
Family or friends who wish to make memorial donations on behalf of Mrs. Hoag, may send them to the American Cancer Society.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

HATTIE L. PUGH
1915-2003
Hattie L. Pugh, 87, of Burleson died Monday, January 27, 2003. She was retired from the Social Security Administration after 28 years of service.
Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Hattie had willed her body to Southwestern Medical School for medical education and research.
Miss Pugh was born May 2, 1915, in Frankville, Alabama, to Jennie and Warren Pugh. She was very talented at handwork and was an excellent seamstress. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Burleson. She was also a member of the Elijah Pugh Chapter of DAR of Jackson, Alabama.
Miss Pugh was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Mac and Joe Pugh.
She is survived by her brothers, George Pugh of Uefaula, Alabama and David Pugh of Burleson; four nieces; and one nephew. 

BONNIE BREWER
1914-2003
Bonnie Brewer, 88, of Burleson died Sunday, January 26, 2003, at a Burleson care center. She was a retired ice cream maker for Foremost Dairies.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 29 in Mountain Valley Chapel. Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday in Rock Spring Cemetery, Texarkana, Arkansas.
Bonnie Brewer, a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, was born May 18, 1914, in Thorndale, the daughter of Willie Bryan Beard and Roslyn Esther Rolan Beard. She was a resident of the Fort Worth area for many years prior to moving to Arkansas. She moved back to Burleson in 1996. She married Eathan Brewer on December 27, 1941, in Fort Worth. 
Mrs. Brewer was preceded in death by her husband, Eathan Brewer, on May 11, 1995; her parents, Willie and Rosa Beard; a grandson, Eric Brewer; and a brother, W.H. Beard.
She is survived by her sons, Johnnie Lee Brewer and wife, Cornelia, of Granbury and Jerry Wayne Brewer and wife, Carolyn, of Lipan; brothers, Amos Clifton Beard of Arlington and Arville Lee Beard of Burleson; sisters, Esther Viola Atchison and Faye Dennis, both of Burleson, and Irene Morton of Egan; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

ROBERT "BOB" L. FOSTER, SR.
1933-2003
Robert "Bob" L. Foster, Sr., 69, of Burleson died Friday, January 24, 2003, at a Fort Worth hospital. He was a retired engineer for Bell Helicopter-Textron where he worked for 35 years.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 27 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. 
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Burleson Children's and Youth Ministries.
Bob was born August 6, 1933, in Lufkin to William A. and Gladys Allen Foster. He married Mattie Newby on August 15, 1954, at Fort Hood. He proudly served his country in the army during the Korean War. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, and father-in-law, and enjoyed his children's and grand-children's sports and activities. He had coached peewee baseball in Burleson, enjoyed woodworking, and was a huge Aggie fan.
Mr. Foster was preceded in death by his father in 1954; his mother in 1992; stepfather, Tom Trice, in 1996; stepmother, Clara Bell Trice, in 2001; a brother, William Foster, in 2001; a stepsister, Mary Poor, in 1992; and a grandson, Thomas Doyle "Goober" Foster, in 2001.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mattie Foster of Burleson; sons, Buster Foster and wife, Sandra, of Burleson, Tom Foster and wife, Kelly, of Burleson; daughter, Pennie Agan and husband, Joe, of Marshfield, Missouri; stepsisters, Pat Brandon and Janis Sneed, both of St. Jo; sister-in-law, Betty Foster of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Kristen Dickerson, Kallie Foster, Kandice Foster, Tara Agan, Katie Agan, Summer Foster, B.J. Agan, Chase Foster, Brandon Foster, Mallory Foster; several nieces, nephews, cousins, a host of friends; and dearest friends, Bill and Cheryl Bothwell of Rogers, Arkansas, Jim and Jan Cason, and Bob and Nell Bandy of Burleson. 
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

ELVIN C. PHARES
1949-2003
Elvin C. Phares, 53, of Burleson died Friday, January 24, 2003, at a Fort Worth hospital.
Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 28 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park. 
Mr. Phares was born December 10, 1949, in Burleson to Ernest and Lola Underwood Phares. He married Glenda Hall on December 10, 1965, in Cleburne. He was a licensed ordained minister and pastored the Faith Baptist Church in Burleson. He taught Sunday School and helped pastor at the House of Faith Mission Church in Cleburne, and was a member of Avenue L. Baptist Church. He also enjoyed woodworking.
Mr. Phares was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Clayton Phares.
He is survived by his wife, Glenda Phares of Burleson; sons, Clayton Phares and wife, Debrah, of Crowley, Darrell Phares and wife, Denise, of Burleson; daughters, Becky Keesling and husband, Eldon, of Burleson, Misty Abston and husband, Karl, of Burleson; brother, Billy Phares of Arlington; grandkids, Donald Phares, Daniel Phares, Timothy Putman, Aaron Abston, James Phares, Dian Keesling, Bradley Abston, Amanda Abston; several nieces, nephews, and many loved ones.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

DON H. TYLER
1924-2003
Don H. Tyler, 78, of Joshua died Monday, January 20, 2003, at a Fort Worth Hospice. He was a retired salesman in the automotive industry.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 23 at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Cleburne. Burial was at Union Hill Cemetery in Joshua. 
Mr. Tyler was born July 15, 1924, in Lakeview to Harry D. and Josephine Hudgins Tyler. He married Pat Chapman on March 3, 1986, in Everman. He was past Worshipful Master of Godley Masonic Lodge #988, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Cleburne.
Mr. Tyler was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Harry Tyler, Jr. and Bobby Tyler.
He is survived by his wife, Pat Tyler of Joshua; sons, Keith Tyler and wife, Mary, of Burleson and Craig Tyler and wife, Janina, of Gonzales; two stepdaughters; and seven grandchildren.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

KENNETH RAY WALKER
1937- 2003
Kenneth Ray Walker, 65, of Burleson, died Friday, January 24, 2003, at his residence.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 28 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park.
Kenneth Ray Walker was born July 9, 1937, in Fort Worth to Elmer Lee and Ola Dee Fagan Walker. He retired from the Mansfield I.S.D. custodial department where he had worked the last eight years. He had also worked at Hobbs Trailer Manufacturing in Fort Worth for 20 years and was a former employee of Texas Steel. He was past worshipful master of Masonic Lodge #649 in Burleson, and he was a Baptist.
Mr. Walker was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, two sisters, and a daughter, Vickie Lynn Wiltshire in 1998.
He is survived by his wife, Margie Walker of Burleson; granddaughter, Stephanie Wiltshire; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

MAY DEAN BRADDOCK
1936-2003
May Dean Braddock, 67, of Burleson died Saturday, January 18, 2003, at a Fort Worth hospital. She was a homemaker and a retired RN.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 22 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home in Burleson. Burial will be at Burleson Memorial Park. 
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Braddock was born January 18, 1936, in Junction City, Arkansas to Paul Kermit Sr. and Ruby Elizabeth Johnson Martin. She married Charles Edward Braddock on May 6, 1960, in Norplet, Arkansas. She had devoted her life to her family, and especially her grandchildren.
Mrs. Braddock was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles E. Braddock in 1996; a sister, Judith Ann Ragon; and a granddaughter, Christina Fyffe.
She is survived by son, Robert Houston Braddock of Kermit; daughter, Pamela Kay Duarte and husband, John, of Burleson; stepson, Charles Lynn Braddock and wife, Randy, of Grayson, Louisiana; stepdaughter, Sammye Gaye Brown and husband, Lee, of Longview; brothers, Terry Lynn Martin, Doyle Randall Martin, Paul Martin, Jr., Leland Martin and William Martin, all of El Dorado, Arkansas; sisters, Athelene Rowell of Universal City, Ruby Ross of Pascagoula, Mississippi, Patricia Diane Matherne of Gulfport, Mississippi; grandchildren, Courtney Lee Braddock, C. J. Duarte, Michael Houston Braddock, Rachel Brown; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements. 

JOHN "JACK" BUNYAN BRADLEY III
1925-2003
John "Jack" Bunyan Bradley III, 77, of Everman died Monday, January 20, 2003, at a local hospice. He was a retired furniture maker and upholsterer.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m.Wednesday, January 22 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Burial will be at Pleasant Point Cemetery near Alvarado.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice of Texas, 301 Medpark Circle, Burleson, Texas 76028.
Mr. Bradley was born January 26, 1925, in Bradley Switch, Johnson County, to John Bunyan II and Virginia Enola Shirley Bradley. He married Laura Mae Owens on March 28, 1947 in Johnson County,and she preceded him in death on January 25, 2001. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Everman.
Paw Paw, as everyone knew him, loved fishing on the coast, picking black berries and listening to country music. He always put God first in his life and loved his family and friends dearly. He was a most honorable man, and his word was always his bond.
He is survived by; daughter, Janis Kay Purifoy and husband, Larry, of College Station; sons, Jackie Lynn Bradley and wife, Teresa, of Hillsboro, Glenn David Bradley and wife, Tina, of Alvarado; sister, Evelyn Martine Bretz of New Orleans, Louisiana; brother, Charles W. Bradley of Alvarado; grandchildren, Robert Purifoy, Robin Torrez, Jason Bradley, Jeff Bradley, Justin Bradley, Traci Bradley, Shelbie Bradley; great-grandchildren, Brittany Torrez and Holly Torrez; numerous nieces and nephews. 
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements. 

MAXINE NEWSOME
Maxine Newsome, 72, of Joshua died Friday, January 17, 2003 at her residence. She was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 20, at Mountain Valley Chapel. Burial was at Union Hill Cemetery. 
Maxine Newsome, a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer. She had been a resident of Joshua for 17 years and worked for Beall's Department Store for 11 years. She enjoyed quilting, sewing and cooking. Her wonderful sense of humor will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Bill J. Newsome of Joshua; daughters, Vicki Baty and husband, Richard Schey, of Montville, New Jersey, Joy Allen and husband, Gary, of Trenton, Texas, Debi Lindley and husband of Crowley; brother, Kenneth Wickliffe of Covington, Texas; sisters, Marie Conder of Waxahachie and Nelda Morris of Cleburne; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

Ruby A. Harkrider
1911-2003
Ruby A. Harkrider, 91, of Burleson passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2003 in a Fort Worth Hospital. She was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held Friday at Sagamore Hill Baptist Church. Burial was at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Mrs. Harkrider was born November 8, 1911 in Fort Worth, Texas. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and was preceded in death by her husband J.C. Harkrider.
She is survived by her daughter, Jeanie Dews and husband, Hank; grandchildren, Christie Bills and husband, Clint and Nancy Orr and husband, Cutter; great-grandchildren, Courtney and Benjamin Bills and Allyson and Kyler Orr.
Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76107, 817- 336-0584 handled the arrangements. 

LOYCE NEWSOM GALE
1918-2003
Loyce Newsom Gale, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a dear friend went home to be with the Lord, Monday, January 13, 2003.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 17 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel, 7100 Crowley Road, Fort Worth, (817) 293-1350. Allen Pennington, Jerrell Elston and Scott Sharman will officiate. Visitation is Thursday, January 16 between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Those desiring please make contributions to Community Hospice of Texas, 1208 B West Henderson St., Cleburne, Texas 76033.
Loyce and her twin brother Loyd were born May 14, 1918 on a farm in Walters, Oklahoma. Loyce and Loyd were the youngest of eleven children, seven girls and four boys, born to Maggie Louvinia McCord and James Estes Newsom. Loyce grew up in Walters and graduated from Walters High School. She moved to Fort Worth in 1937 where she met Harold George Gale, Jr. The two were married November 18, 1938 in Wetherford, Texas and enjoyed 47 years together. Their union was blessed with two children, a son, Harold George Gale, III born June 18, 1940 and a daughter Mary Maurine born August 15, 1943. Her husband, "Gale" was drafted and served in the Army during World War II. Loyce did her part for the war effort by going to work at Consolidated Aircraft which later became General Dynamics and then Lockheed Martin. After being hired as Christmas help for Stripling Department Stores downtown in November of 1949, Loyce stayed for 30 years, ten of those as a buyer. Loyce grew up in the church and loved the Lord. She was a member of Polytechnic Christian Church which became Sandy Lane Christian Church for 40 years and then became a member of Alsbury Baptist Church in 1995. Loyce was preceded in death by her husband, Harold George Gale, Jr., May, 1986 and her son Harold George Gale, III, July 1990.
Mrs. Gale is survived by her daughter, Maurine Stutler; grandson, Mark Gale and his wife, Lisa; granddaughters, Catherine Lancaster and her husband, Daron, Shelby Boismier and her husband, Mike, Wendy Gale, Amanda Gale; great-grandchildren, Andrew and Travis Gale, Camerine, Cassidy and Carey Lancaster and Olivia Boismier and a host of devoted family and good friends. 

GARY NEFF RIPLEY
1950-2003
Services for Gary Neff Ripley, of Alvarado, will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 16, at Burleson Seventh-day Adventist Church. Burial will be at Keene Memorial Park. Mike Chappell will officiate. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 15 at Rosser Funeral Home.
Mr. Ripley passed away on Monday, January 13 in Lancaster. He was born September 3, 1950 to Glenn Ripley and Jimmie Neff Ripley in Dallas. Mr. Ripley was employed as a funeral director.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Ripley of Alvarado; daughter, Cassandra Ferrier of Washington; son, Gary Neff Ripley II of Alvarado; brothers, Jim Ripley of California, David Ripley of Canada, Eugene Sawyer of Springtown; and grandson, Jeffrey Ryan Gallaher.
Condolences may be made to the family at rosserfh @swbell.net.
Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 817-641-4800 

DAVID JOSEPH VRBA
1958-2002
David Joseph Vrba, 44, of Crowley, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 26, 2002. He was a heating, ventilating and air conditioning technician.
Funeral services were held on Monday, December 30, at St. Ann Catholic Church of Burleson. Burial was in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
David was born July 29, 1958 to Alfred Louis and Mary Ann Vrba, and was the only son of four children. He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred Louis Vrba, and a sister, Teresa Louise Vrba.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Ann Vrba; sisters, Karen Robinson and husband, Joe, Vickie Hodge and husband, Robert; five nieces and two nephews.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth was in charge of the arrangements. 

EVALYN B. STRIPLIN
1918-2002
Evalyn B. Striplin, 84, of Cleburne, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2002 in Cleburne.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Rosser Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Striplin was born November 25, 1918 in Lake City, Iowa to Ervin Arley Beasley and Ida Ruth Rager Beasley. She was a homemaker and member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. She was also instrumental in providing ministerial assistance to her husband who was a pastor for over 40 years.
Mrs. Striplin is survived by her husband, Eldwin w. Striplin of Cleburne; daughters, Loree Striplin Frakes of Cleburne and Cheri Babyak of Seattle, WA; brothers, Arley Beasley of Willits, CA and Ervin Beasley of Modesto, CA; grandchildren, 
Julie Pangilinan and husband Lee, Joseph Kent Frakes and Kindel Frakes Devoir and husband Armand.
Memorials may be made to the Seventh-day Adventist Church Youth Center at 
114 Fairview, Keene, Texas 76059.
Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 

CHARLES EVERETT HALL
1936-2003
Charles Everett Hall, 66, of Crowley, went home to his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, January 8, 2003 at a Fort Worth hospital after a valiant battle with cancer. He was a retired supervisor.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 11 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Burial was in Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
A native of Fort Worth, Mr. Hall was born December 17, 1936, the youngest of five children of Harley and Gladys Hall. He attended Polytechnic High School and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He married Barbara Crow in 1959, and had resided in Crowley since 1977.
He was a supervisor for Lone Star Gas Company and retired in 1995 after 37 years of service.
Charles was an avid sports fan. He loved searching for antiques at garage sales and flea markets. He was a devoted family man who was always available to a family member or friend in need. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with the lights of his life, his two granddaughters. He will be deeply missed but forever in our hearts.
Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James Hall. 
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Dr. Unamarie Clibon and the staff of Texas Cancer Care for the compassionate care given to Charles during his illness.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Hall of Crowley; son, Michael Hall and wife, Shelley of Joshua; granddaughters, Erin and Taylor; brothers, Richard Hall of Crowley, William Hall and wife, Wilma of Amarillo; sister, Norma Machen of Crowley; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth was in charge of arrangements. 

CASON ALLEN PRICHETT
Cason Allen Pritchett of Alvarado, an infant, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at a local hospital.
Graveside service was held Saturday at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. 
Cason is survived by; parents, William and Michelle Pritchett; brother, Chase Pritchett; grandparents, William H. and Jane Pritchett, Roger and Tresa Matlock and Charles Betczynski; uncle, Michael Pritchett and wife, Deanna; aunt, Melissa Pritchett; and a host of other extended family members.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

RICHARD KEITH BRANSOM
1969-2003
Richard Keith Bransom, 33, an owner/manager of Bransom's Grocery in Burleson, passed away Thursday, January 9 in a Houston hospital. He was born February 25, 1969 in Fort Worth.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 14, at First Baptist Church of Burleson. Pastor Gloria Gillaspie will officiate.
Burial will be in Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth.
Visitation will be held Monday, January 13, from 6-9 p.m., at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Keith Bransom, a loving and devoted husband, father, son and brother, had been a lifelong resident of Burleson. He was a member of the Lighthouse Church (formerly Steppingstone) of Burleson.
He enjoyed fishing, playing guitar and drums, and had been in the church orchestras of The Lighthouse Church and The Church at Burleson. He was a graduate of the Dean School, and was valedictorian of his graduating class.
Keith had a generous, kind spirit and had a smile for everyone. He loved people. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Bransom, on January 22, 2001.
Keith is survived by his wife Julie Bransom; sons, Carter and Tanner Bransom; mother, Cindy Bransom; sister, Camille Bransom; lifelong best friend, Jeff Hall, all of Burleson; parents-in-law, Gary and LaDonna Logsdon of Fort Worth; special cousin, Cara Crites of Fort Worth; aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

THELMA STAFFORD
1920-2003
Thelma Stafford, 82, of Burleson, died Friday, January 10, 2003 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 P.M. Sunday at the First Assembly of God Church, 601 S.W. Thomas St., Burleson. Burial will be at 4:30 P.M. at Olney Cemetery in Olney, Texas. Visitation is between 4:00-6:00 P.M. Saturday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home, 3407 S.W. Wilshire Blvd., Burleson, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a contribution to Community Hospice or the charity of your choice.
Thelma Stafford was born April 16, 1920, in Young County, Texas. She spent her childhood in the cotton fields of Olney, which gave her a deep appreciation for the hardships and spiritual needs of the common man. Her parents, T.D. and Grace Chesnut, taught her the true values and virtues of the pioneer woman. In 1940 she met her true and everlasting love, A.J. (Jack) Stafford. They were married for 38 years before his death in 1978. One troubled night in 1948 they passed a tent in North Side Ft. Worth where Bro. Jake Filbert was holding a tent revival. On that night their religious spiritual journey began which started with street services for the homeless, mission work and jail services for the troubled. They founded the West Side Assembly of God Church in Ft. Worth where their pastorship for over 20 years touched the lives of many.
Sis. Stafford was one of the first females to be ordained as a minister in the North Ft. Worth Assembly of God Section. In her last years she was home confined, but her phone was always busy with calls from friends and souls who needed guidance or a spiritual uplift. She was a spiritual hero for those in need and remained that way until she crossed over to the other side to meet all of her brothers and sisters in Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, T.D. and Grace Chesnut, and her husband, Rev. A.J. Stafford.
The family extends a deep thanks and love for her caretakers, Evelyn Goodwin, Pauline Baker, Cheryl Nelson,, and Community Hospice.
She is survived by many brothers and sisters in Christ, including her sister, Ruth Northcutt, of Wills Point; brother, Leonard Chesnut; her children, Darlene Sheffield, of Burleson and James Stafford of Houston; step-daughter, Shirley Graves of Wichita Falls; grandchildren, Lawanda Bond, Wes Sheffield, Lisa Havens, and seven great-grandchildren, all of Burleson.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

GEORGIA MAE PEWITT
1910-2003
Georgia Mae Pewitt, 92, of Burleson, died Tuesday, January 7, 2003 in Raton, NM. She was a homemaker.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 13 at First Baptist Church of Burleson. Burial will be in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Pewitt was born September 20, 1910 in Macon, GA. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, and First Baptist Church of Burleson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ollie Andrew Pewitt, on June 25, 2002.
She is survived by one daughter, Shirley Gersbach and husband Edward of Raton, NM; brother, James O'Neal of Richardson; grandchildren, Ronald Edward Gersbach and wife, Debra of Burleson, Cheryl Jeanenne Waldrop of Burleson; great-grandchildren Edward Andrew and Kenneth Darrell Gersbach, and Jason and Jennifer Waldrop.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of the arrangements. 

JAMES "HAMM" HAMILTON
1917-2003
James "Hamm" Hamilton, 85, of Alvarado died Wednesday, January 8, 2003 in Alvarado.
Funeral services were held Friday, January 10, at Greenacres Mausoleum Chapel in Cleburne, and burial was in Greenacres Memorial Park.
Mr. Hamilton was born December 27, 1917 in Hale Center, Texas. He was a salesman for a lumber company.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeannie Hamilton, August 2, 1996.
Mr. Hamilton is survived by one son, Patrick Hamilton, of Burleson; a daughter, Loyce Hairston and husband Thomas, of Alvarado; and three grandchildren.
Martin's Funeral Home in Cleburne was in charge of the arrangements. 

BUDDY JOE BAVOUSETT, SR. 
ALVARADO -- Buddy Joe Bavousett, Sr., 67, a retired salesman, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2003 at a Fort Worth care center. 
Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, in Mt. Olivet Funeral Chapel. Burial: Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 - 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9. 
Memorials: Diabetes Association. 
Buddy Joe was born Aug. 3, 1935 in Fort Worth. He is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara. 
Survivors: Sons, Joe Bavousett and wife Jeanie of Burleson, Brad Bavousett and wife, Karla of Cohutta, Ga.; sister, Jeanneane Huey of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Brooke and Brittany Bavousett of Burleson; several nieces and nephews. 
Mount Olivet Funeral Home 

ROBERTO COTO
1939-2003
Memorial Services for Roberto Coto, 63, of Keene, were held conducted Tuesday, January 7, 2003 at 7:30 P.M. in Keene Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church, Hwy 67, Keene. Pastor Osbaldo Rigacci will officiate.
Mr. Coto died Sunday, January 5, 2003 in Cleburne.
He was born October 23, 1939 in Zacatecoluca, El Salvador S.A., to Jose Zotolo and Maria Coto. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Survivors include: wife, Josefa Coto of Keene; two daughters, Sandra E. Coto De Villalta of El Salvador and Roxanna Munoz of Keen; son, Marco A. Coto of Rio Vista; three grandchildren; two brothers and one sister.
You may e-mail a condolence to the family at cleburnefh@funeralhmtx.com
Cleburne Funeral Home handled the arrangements. 

MARY ELMYRA 
SANDERS
1906-2003
Mary Elmyra Sanders, 96, formerly of Keene, passed away January 2, 2003 in Thousand Oaks, California. She was born April 25, 1906 on a farm near Walkerton, Indiana. She Met Floyd O. Sanders at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan (formerly EMC), and in 1927 they were married and entered a lifetime of ministry together serving not only in Indiana, but also in North Carolina, Arkansas, Kansas, and Nebraska.
In 1971 retirement brought them to Keene, Texas. Mary's sense of humor and practical jokes kept life from becoming mundane. In retirement she volunteered in the Community Services Center, quilted for the church's humanitarian activities, counted church monies and went with Floyd to sell his original oil paintings. After 65 years of marriage, Floyd passed away. In 1997 she moved to be near her son.
Graveside Services for Mrs. Sanders were held at Keene Memorial Park, in Keene, Texas on Wednesday, January 8, 2003. 
She is survived by her son, Leon F. Sanders, who is currently treasurer of the Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in Thousand Oaks, California. She also leaves three grandchildren, Ron Sanders, of St. Louis, Missouri, LeAnn Beau-champ, of Arvada, Colorado and Teri Hochstedler, of Littleton, Colorado and seven great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Brooke Bowers and Clinton Bowers.
Memorials may be made to Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20904-6600.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 

CHARLES WAYNE GLOVER
1939-2003
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 8 at 2 p.m. at White's Chapel of Memories in Weatherford. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Weatherford. 
Charles Wayne Glover was born May 9, 1939, in Weatherford. He was a 25-yr. member of the Optimist Club, serving in the Weatherford and Sunrise Optimist Clubs as president, treasurer and officer. Charles Glover was a supporter of the Benbrook Fire Department and the Benbrook Youth Baseball and Softball Association. Charles was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing and hunting. He was a true lover of life. He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing practical jokes on his grandchildren and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles L. Glover and Juanita F. Glover-Miller; daughter, Debra Lynne Glover; and granddaughter Mishell Marie Glover-Davis.
He is survived by his wife, Faye Scherer Glover of Fort Worth; daughter, Donna F. Glover-Davis and husband Tommy Davis of Benbrook; son, David W. Glover and wife, Kimberly, of Edmund, Okla.; grandchildren, Jayme, Jourdan, Kelsey and Travis Glover, Daniel and Stephanie Davis; sister, Barbara G. Gamblin of Benbrook; brother, Richard L. "Dick" Glover of Houston; sisters-in-law, Winnie M. West of Dallas and Louise D. "Lulu" and husband, Jim Curtice, of Houston; in-laws, Winfred H. and Marie B. Scherer of Weatherford; special friends at the Benbrook Fire Department; and a host of relatives and friends.
White's Funeral Home of Weatherford handled the arrangements. 

TREVA J. YOCUM
1909-2003
Treva J. Yocum, 93, departed this life and went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, in Burleson.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Chapel. Burial is at Greenwood Memorial Park. 
Treva Yocum, the eldest of 10 children, was born Nov. 6, 1909, in Amory, Miss., to Lonnie J. Pennington and Florence Dill. At 16, she married Carl J. Yocum and moved to Fort Worth in 1967 and then to Burleson in 1970. Her all-abiding devout faith in God was utmost in her life. She was a long-time member of Boulevard Baptist Church in Burleson. She loved to help
people and volunteered many hours of service at the White Settlement Senior Citizen Center and Meals on Wheels Program. Many lives were touched by her kind and helping hands. Her unconditional love, generosity and support made her the "guiding light" for the family. She lovingly cared for and helped raise many of her grandchildren and will be missed and dearly remembered by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Yocum, in 1987 and daughter, Georgelle Taylor, in 1974.
Survivors: Sons, Travis Clayton Yocum and wife, Kim, of Fort Worth and James C. Yocum of Green-dale, Wis.; daughters, Gearldine King of Temperance, Mich., Carlene Hutchison and husband, Orval, of Palmdale, Calif. and Alice Yarbough and husband, Jerry, of Burleson; 28 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Herbert J. Pennington and wife, Rita,
of Picayune, Miss.; sisters, MaryLou Poole of Hamiliton, Miss. and Dorothy Sue Latture of Kennewich, Wash.
Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

FRED "COTTON" HALBERT
1922-2003
Fred "Cotton" Halbert, 80, a retired dairyman, died Thursday, January 2, 2003 in Fort Worth.
Funeral services were held 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Burial was at Crowley Cemetery.
Fred "Cotton" Halbert was born December 14, 1922 in Everman to Fred Francis and Ova Madra Bullard Halbert. He married Jo Morgan on October 25, 1943 in San Diego, California. He proudly served his country during WW II as a US Marine, and was a member of Reece Prairie Baptist Church in Burleson. Pallbearers were Tony Lowe, Shane Young, Jeff Van Derbeck, David Bell, David Jones, and Earl Pruett. Reverend Larry Elsea officiated.
He is survived by; wife, Jo Halbert of Burleson; daughters, Nancy Lowe and husband, Danny, of Cleburne, Barbara Miller and husband, Gerald, of Burleson, Bettye Henderson and husband, Kenneth of Covington; son, Morgan Halbert and wife, Lindsey, of Joshua; eight grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Raymond Halbert and wife, Flossie, of Grandview, Shorty Halbert and wife, Helen, of Cleburne; sister, Anita Staples and husband, Dan, of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

MURRELL E. CONNELL
1913-2003
Murrell E. Connell, 89, a resident of Jefferson, Texas, for 43 years prior to moving to Keene, Texas, passed away in Keene on Thursday, January 2, 2003. He had been the owner of the Jefferson business, Marwin Products, and the producer of the Marti Broom, a lightweight broom which was popular throughout the southwest.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 6 at Jefferson Seventh-day Ad-ventist Church. Burial was at Berea Cemetery in Jefferson. Pastors Don Schneider and Gaston Wallace officiated.
Connell was born September 11, 1913, in Little Rock, Arkansas, to Lytcott J.B. Connell, native of Barbados, and Carrie E. Baird, of Barry County, Michigan. His early years were spent in Searcy, Arkansas. He attended high school and college at Southwestern Junior College in Keene, Texas. It was there that he met Iva Ruth Spear, who became his wife on August 19, 1937. She preceeded him in death on January 3, 2000. From 1943 to 1954, Connell was the manager of the broom factory at Southern Missionary College, Collegedale, Tennessee.
He was a member of the Jefferson Academy Seventh-day Adventist Church where he had been active as an elder and a deacon. He served on the executive committee of 100 at Southwestern Adventist College.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, R. Edwin and Darlene "Tyke" Connell of Keene, Texas, and his daughter and son-in-law, Martha Ann "Marti" and Don C. Schneider of Laurel, Maryland. Survivors also include four grandchildren, Steven A. (and Sandra) Connell, C. Darby of El Mirage, Arizona; the four sons of his late sister, Erma Cross; and two sons and two daughters of his brother Milton. 

ED MARTINEZ
Ed Martinez, 61, a retired High School Band Director, died Sunday, December 22 at a Fort Worth hospital.
Mass was held Friday at St. Ann Catholic Church in Burleson. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park. 
Ed was a band director for 35 years. He was employed with the Crowley School District for 20 years.
He is survived by his wife, Elva Martinez of Fort Worth; sons, Armondo Martinez and wife Nancy of Fort Worth and Ednomd Martinez of Denver, Co.,daughter; Anna Reilly and husband Chris of Fort Worth, brother; Ysidro Martinez of Arlington, five grandchildren; Ricky Martinez, Jeremy Calicott, Kimberly Martinez, Aaron Martinez, and Sydney Reilly.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

DOLORES A. COLEHOUR
Dolores A. Colehour, 52, a food services worker at Burleson High School, died Thursday, December 26, 2002, at a Fort Worth hospital.
Services were held at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Dolores was a member of Forest Hill Presbyterian Church. She also belonged to the Family Campers and RVers for 30 years. She was a Girl Scout leader for over 20 years and the "Pizza Lady" at Burleson High School. She was a mom to many and a friend to all.
In lieu of flowers, the family request expressions of sympathy be directed in the form of donations to the Dolores Colehour Memorial Fund c/o the Wells Fargo Bank, 1131 S.W. Wilshire Blvd., Burleson, Tx. 76028
She is survived by; husband, Robert L. Colehour of Burleson; daughters, Autummn Rayn Douglass, Amber Lea Basden, Ashlea Lovejoy Colehour, and Abby Laurel Colehour, all of Burleson; brother, Winston Edward Burdett of Fort Worth; mother-in-law, Julia Elizabeth "Pat" Colehour of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

GORDON L. FIELDS
1938-2002 Gordon L. Fields, 64, of Joshua died Saturday, December 21 at a Fort Worth hospital. He was a business entrepreneur. 
Services were held Saturday, December 28 at Mountain Valley Chapel.
Gordon was a husband, father, grandfather, businessman and friend to many. He was born on August 20, 1938, in Olney, Texas. A man of many interests and abilities, Gordon initially began working in the oil fields of west Texas, moving on to become an aircraft mechanic at Vought Aircraft. Eventually he steered his innate mechanical abilities to the automotive industry, establishing Muffs 'n' Stuff muffler distributorship of Texas and Magic Muffler Service Center of Burleson. Throughout his life, Gordon would "walk into a room and fill it up." Gordon's vitality sparked daily anecdotes for friends and family as a legacy for all. He will be dearly missed by Peggy, his wife and best friend for nearly 30 years, his children and grandchildren, his mother and brothers, his nieces and nephews, his extended family of in-laws and his many, many friends in his community and in Texas. Gordon was a member of the Burleson Rotary Club.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Fields of Joshua; mother, Lena Stowe of Wichita Falls; sons Griffin Fields and wife Kelly of Arlington, Scott Fields of Joshua, Kyle Fields and wife Camille of Fort Worth; daughter, Stacy and her children of Fort Worth; brothers, Glenn Fields and wife Betty, and Gary Fields and wife Carolyn of Myrtle, Missouri; grandchildren, Jenny and Justin Fields of South Carolina, Jacob Fields of Fort Worth, Kaden Fields of Arlington and one grandchild on the way.
Mountain Valley Funeral 

WINNIE LEE MASON
Winnie Lee Mason, 80, a retired grocery checker, died Friday, December 27, 2002 at a local hospice house.
Services were held Monday, December 30 at Burleson Church of Christ. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park.
Winnie Lee Mason was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was born July 14, 1922, in Cross Plains, Tx, the daughter of Moses Clayton and Winnie Irene White Baum. She had been a resident of Burleson 45 years, and was with Buddies and Winn-Dixie Supermarkets for 25 years prior to her retirement. She was a member of Burleson Church of Christ.
Winnie loved people and was loved in return. She never met a stranger. A devout Christian, she loved reading her Bible. She loved her children, but her husband, Sanford J. Mason, was the light of her life. He preceded her in death in 1996. They enjoyed fishing and camping with their family.
The family would like to offer their sincere thanks to the staffs of Huguley Hospital, Kindred Rehabilitation Center and Community Hospice for thier love and special care.
She is survived by her sons, Stanford J. Mason, Jr. and wife Alicia of Burleson, Ralph Clayton Mason, Sr., and wife Sharron of Gonzales, Tx, Charles Marion Mason, Sr., and wife kay of Burleson; daughter, Martha Ledbetter and husband David of Burleson; brother, John Clayton Baum and wife Jamie of Laredo; sister, Moselle McCreary of Lubbock; fourteen grandchildren and their spouses; 23 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would appreciate memorials to the Building Fund of Burleson Church of Christ, or to Community Hospice of Texas.
Mountain Valley Funeral Homne of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

R.D. Murray 
1912-2002
Services for R.D. Murray, 90, of Keene, were conducted Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002 at the V.O. and Myrtle Schneider Chapel at Keene Cemetery. Burial was in Keene Cemetery. Pastor Joe Ray, Pastor Joe Laughlin and Pastor Cyril Miller officiated. Visitation was Friday, Dec. 20, 2002 at Rosser Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers were Rick Murray, Marcus Lane, Trevor Lane, Preston Ray, Paul Ray, and Joey Ray. 
Mr. Murray passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002 in Keene. He was born April 16, 1912 to Thomas Lee Murray and Jonnie Phelps Murray in Tennessee. He was a retired Seventh-day Adventist minister and he was in education for 20 years where he both taught and served as principal. He was a member of the Who's Who of American Colleges and Universities. 
Mr. Murray is survived by his wife Evelyn Murray of Keene; daughter, Lisa Murray of CA; brothers, Wilson Murray of Riverside, CA and Fred Murray of Keene; two granddaughters; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Argie Ray and Hazel Griffin and two brothers, Earl Murray and Lester Murray. 
Memorials may be made to the Worthy Student Fund at Chisholm Trail Academy in Keene. Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 

KATHERINE HELENA 
HOPPER
1923-2002
Memorial Services for Katherine Helena Hopper, 79, of Alvarado were held December 31, 2002 at the Tabernacle in Grandview Cemetery in Grandview. Interment was in Grandview Cemetery. 
Mrs. Hopper was born February 7, 1923 in Grandview to John and Deliah Kile Beaver. She passed away December 27, 2002 in Alvarado. Mrs. Hopper was a member of the First Baptist Church in Grandview. 
Survivors include her husband, William Hopper of Alvarado; daughters, Heather Verastique of Taylor, Susan Hayes of Fort Worth, Holly Rousseau of Alvarado and Katie Corris of Cleburne; sister, Patsy Wholer of San Angelo; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 

CLEDITH ELETA 
DOUGLAS
1916-2002
Cleda Eleta Douglas, 85, died in Burleson on December 15, 2002. She was born to the late Jason Lee & Jinnie Elva Campbell-Carter on December 19, 1916 in Carnegie, Oklahoma. She worked as a Secretary & Treasurer for 37 years at First Assembly of God Church in Lawton, Oklahoma, where she was a member for 45 years. She retired in 1992 and moved to Burleson in 1997.
Private graveside services were held Wednesday, December 18 at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Lawton, OK.
She is survived by daughter, Patricia Smith and husband, Jack (Smitty) of Burleson; grandchildren, Margaret Wolfe of Arlington, Stephanie Anderson and husband, Jeff of Ft. Worth, Jennifer Cole and husband, Robert of Burleson; great-grandchildren, Shayla, Rylie and Abygail.
She was preceeded in death by her parents and granddaughter, Katherine Kay Smith.
Tomlinson Funeral Home of Malakoff, TX. handled the arrangements (903) 489-1500. 

KENNETH WAYNE
"PINKY" BANKSTON
1936-2002
Kenneth Wayne "Pinky" Bankston 66, of Burleson, passed away Friday, December 13, 2002 at a Fort Worth hospital after a courageous and determined battle with cancer. He was a retired fireman for the City of Fort Worth.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 17 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Mr. Bankston was born May 21, 1936 in Cleburne, to Coleman and Mildred Johnson Bankston. He proudly served his country in the US Navy from 1954 to 1958. He also served the City of Fort Worth as a fireman for 31 years, retiring in 1991. Ken was a charter member of the Shrine Moslah Temple in Fort Worth, a member of the Fort Worth Valley of the Scottish Rite, the Moslah Flying Fez, and the Burleson Masonic Lodge #649. He married Lucy Marier on November 23, 1984 in Burleson.
He is survived by his wife, Lucy Bankston of Burleson; son, Gregory Bankston of Arlington; daughter, Kristine Sparling and husband, Michael LaJess of Arlington; brothers, Lester Jones and wife, Sharon of Houston, Glenn Meeks and wife, Liz of Cleburne; sisters, Linda Catherine Turner and husband, Buddy of Fairfield, Sharon Doge of Fairfield, Joy Dyer and husband, Bud of Waco, Joyce Williamson and husband, Charles of Huntington, Jo Nell Menard and husband, Pat of Carenco, LA; aunt, Lou Jones Matriarch of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

J.M. "JUDE" OWENS
1916-2002

Funeral services for J.M. 
"Jude" Owens, 86, of Burleson were held Friday at Crosier Pearson Mayfield Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Greenacres Memorial Park in Cleburne. He died Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at a local hospital. He was a retired electrician.
In addition to his parents, Pete and Nettie Owens, he was preceded in death by a brother, Rucker Owens and a sister, Frances Cheek.
He is survived by his wife, Dorthy Owens of Burleson; brother, Charlie Owens of Joshua; sisters, Eula Davis of Waxahachie, Imogene Lane of Joshua and Dorcas Havins of Burleson; numerous nieces, nephews and many, many friends.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

HELEN GRACE BRYAN PUTNAM
1916-2002

Helen Grace Putnam, 86, of Keene, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2002 in Fort Worth. She was a music teacher.
Funeral Services were held at 2 pm, Saturday, December 7, at the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church, with burial in the Keene Cemetery. Visitation was at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home, Cleburne.
Helen Grace Bryan Putnam was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on August 4, 1916. She married Benjamin Solomon "Put" Putnam on June 25, 1936.
Survivors are husband, "Put" Putnam; son Jere (Bugger) Putnam and wife Karen; daughter, Scottie Gayle Putnam East and husband James East, D.D.S.; grandchildren, Jere Putnam II and wife Sandra, Marissa Putnam Nolasco and husband Carlos Nolasco, Rodney East and wife Stephanie, Robin East and wife DeLisa and Randall East; great-grandchildren, Eric Nolasco, Emily Nolasco, Matthew East and Joshua East.
Memorials to the Keene Adventist Elementary School Music Department. 

WALLACE GORDON
COCKERHAM
1933-2002
Services for Wallace Gordon Cockerham, 69, of Burleson
were held Monday, December 2 at First Baptist Church in 
Lancaster. Burial was at Red Oak Cemetery.
Mr. Cockerham worked for over 25 years in public school
administration, 14 years as superintendent for a Class 5-A
public school. He served as President, Texas Association of 
School Administrators (1983-84) and Past President, Burleson
Area Chamber of Commerce (1982). He graduated from Abilen
Christian College in 1954 with a B.S. and North Texas State
University with a Masters in Education in 1958. Post Graduate
Suty was at East Texas State University.
He is survived by his wife, Bobby Cockerham of Burleson;
mother, Hazel Cockerham of Red Oak; sons, Lonny Cockerham
and Bret Cockerham of Burleson; daughter, Sherry Brooks of 
Burleson; sisters, Heneri Ann Short and Dr. Joy Shaw of Red 
Oak; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 
Red Oak Funeral Home, Red Oak, Texas handled the 
arrangements. 

DOROTHY M. PINSON

1922-2002
Dorothy M. Pinson, 80, of Fort Worth died Tuesday, 
November 26 at her home. She was retired from TCC
South Campus and worke for First National Bank in 
Downtown Ft. Worth for more than 20 years.
Memorial service will be held at 2:00pm., Saturday, 
November 30 at South Park Baptist Church 7201 Crowley
Rd, Ft. Worth. No burial to follow.
Mrs. Pinson was born August 2, 1922, in Ft. Worth. She
was a longtime member of Travis Avenue Baptist Church 
and sang in the choir.
She is survived by her husband, Ed Pinson of Burleson;
son, Cal Pinson and wife Barbara of Burleson; daughter, 
Sharon O'Heren and husband Patrick of Ft. Worth; grand-
children, Joshua and Sarah Pinson of Burleson, Gary O'Heren,
Colleen O'Heren-Hale, and Brian O'Heren; great-grandchildren,
Connor, Garrett, and Katie Hale, Chase and Brice O'Heren. She 
was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Martha Dodd 
of Ft. Worth; brother, Jimmy Dodd of Ft. Worth. 

GLENN BLACKSTOCK
Glenn Blackstock, 75, of Burleson, went to be with the Lord Sunday, November 24, 2002 at a Ft. Worth hospital.
He was the retired former owner of Blackstock Radiator and Muffler Shop in Burleson.
Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Burleson. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Ft. Worth. 
Mr. Blackstock served as a Seaman 1st. Class in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Burleson and Masonic Lodge #649.
He is survived by his wife; Eula H. Blackstock of Burleson, daughter; Sandra Blackstock of Ft. Worth, brothers; Weldon Blackstock of Burleson and Carl Blackstock of Arlington, and granddaughter; Angelique Cook of Benbrook.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Ft. Worth handled the arrangements. 

JEFFIE CLAUDEEN BRYANT
1934-2002

Jeffie Claudeen Bryant, 68, of Joshua died Monday, November 11, 2002, at a Cleburne hospital. She was a retired food service technician for the Joshua ISD.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, November 14 at Mountain Valley Chapel. Burial will be at Caddo Cemetery.
Jeffie Bryant, a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, was born September 18, 1934, in the Caddo Peak Community near the old Caddo School. A lifelong resident of the Joshua area, Jeffie was a member of Central Church of Christ in Cleburne. She retired from the Joshua Independent School District in 1997 after 18 years of service.
Jeffie is survived by her husband of 50 years, Billy Bryant of Joshua; sons, Dennis Bryant and wife, Teresa, of Joshua, Kevin Bryant and wife, Fran, of Bay City, Texas, Eric Bryant and wife, Tanya, of Joshua; sister, Pauline Loflin of Joshua; grandchildren, Amy, Heather, Meredith, Cameron, Mitchell and Micah Bryant; four nephews; and one niece.
Casketbearers are Ira Smith, Joe George, Paul Green, Bill Morris, Charles Head and Gene Loflin. Honorary bearers are Roy Kirk, R.C. Loflin and Ed Gilliam.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements. 

JAMES LEE MEEKS
and FAITH MEEKS

James Lee Meeks and Faith Meeks of Poolville died November 18, 2002, from injuries received in an automobile accident in Parker County.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 22 at Mountain Valley Chapel. Burial was at Baker-Lain Cemetery.
Former residents of Burleson, James and Faith had lived in Poolville for four months.
James was born September 8, 1962, in Fort Worth, the son of Bobbie Lee and Polly Meeks. He was a production manager for a sheet metal company. He enjoyed hunting fishing, gardening and collecting military memorabilia and rocks.
Faith was born May 28, 1965, in Fort Worth. She was a medical biller for a health service organization. She enjoyed fishing, boating, cooking and especially riding their Harley with her husband. She loved caring for their son.
James is survived by son, Braedon James Meeks of Poolville; parents, Bobbie and Polly Meeks of Bowie; brother, John Wesley Meeks and wife, Cindy, of Bowie; sister, Leslie Dawn Meeks of Dallas; niece, Caedmon Meeks of Bowie; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Faith is survived by son, Braedon James Meeks of Poolville; mother, Jane Hayes of Poolville; aunt, Bertha Jo Pruitt of Crowley; cousins, Pam Glazener of Aledo and Kathy Daniels of Burleson.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

D. L. SMITH
1944-2002
D.L. Smith, 58, of Burleson died Sunday, November 24, 2002 at a Dallas hospital. He was the owner of a trucking company.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday at Mountain Valley Chapel. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery, Cleburne. Visitation was 7:00-9:00 p.m., Tuesday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
D.L. Smith was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was born October 2, 1944, in Cleburne, the son of Ernest Edward and Tinie Robinson Smith. He was a resident of Burleson for 29 years and owned D.L. Smith Trucking Company. He loved his work and was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys. He married the former Stella E. Burdette on April 19, 1965, in Cleburne.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 37 years, Beth Smith of Burleson; son Donnie Smith and wife Mitzi of Burleson; daughter, Donna Allen and husband Preston of Burleson; brothers, Grover Smith of Burleson, Freddy Smith and James Smith, both of Joshua; sister, Beatrice Newby of Burleson; step-father, W.A. Sefcik of Burleson; step-brother, Kenneth Sefcik of Scotland; step-sister, Barbara Green of Kilgore; grandchildren, Justin Everett, Carragan Allen, Bailey Smith and Amber Pippiora, all of Burleson. 
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

MARGARET E. SPURLOCK
1918-2002
Margaret E. Spurlock, 84, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, died Sunday, November 17, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 20 at First United Methodist Church of Crowley. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Margaret E. Spurlock was born October 11, 1918, in Cash. She retired from TCU Food Services and WT Grant. A resident of Crowley, Margaret was a volunteer at House of Hope and was a monthly luncheon coordinator of Crowley Chamber of Commerce.
Margaret is survived by son, Billy George Spurlock and wife, Kay; daughter, Shirley Sims and husband, Don; grandchildren, Frank A. Guzman, Jr. and wife, Linda, Gloria George and husband, Jimmy, Julie Rath and husband, Mark, and Crystal Brittain and husband, Patrick; great-grandchildren, Chastity Roberts, Freddy Noble, Gracie George, Devin Rath, Zack Guzman; brothers, B.J. Spurlock, Dale Spurlock, Bobby Spurlock; sister, Kathryn Haskovec; several nieces and nephews.
Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

ROBERT EARL
WILLIAMS
1938-2002Robert Earl Williams, 64, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2002, in Fort Worth. He was a retired Maintenance Mechanic for Wildcat Cranes, Inc., and a member of St. Luke Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 21 at Laurel Land of Burleson Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Tye Cemetery of Burleson. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Robert is survived by wife, Ethel Williams of Fort Worth; children, Rick and Jeana Williams of Farmersville, Fred Williams of Greenfield, Massachusetts, Juanita and Clayton Lancaster of Arlington, Robert and Diane Williams of Lewisville, Paul and Katie Williams of Bernardston, Massachusetts, Jennifer and Charles Deming of Northfield, Massachusetts, Melissa and Matt Simon of Burleson, Monica and Mark James of Arlington; two brothers; one sister; 29 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements. 

MABLE LEE ADAMS
1931-2002
Mable Lee Adams, 71, of Joshua died Sunday, November 17, 2002, at a Fort Worth hospice house. She was a retired inventory control specialist for Alcon Laboratories.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 20 at Mountain Valley Chapel. Burial was at Caddo Cemetery.
Mable Lee Adams, a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, was called home to Heaven on Sunday, November 17, 2002. She was born October 23, 1931, in Rotan, Texas, the daughter of Homer and Winnie Munday Bostic. She was a 1951 graduate of Davy Crockett High School in Palestine, Texas. She was with Alcon Laboratories for 18 years prior to her retirement in 1995. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and making her special candies during the Christmas season. Mable was a very caring and giving person, and her sense of humor will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Mable is survived by her husband, Robert C. Adams of Joshua; son, Jimmy R. Adams of Joshua; daughters, Patricia Markham and husband, Brian, of Joshua, Terri Duke and husband, Fred, of Cleburne; brother, Buford Bostic of Denison; sisters, Inez Boren of Channelview, Ruth Wilmoth of Midland; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

STANLEY "PA PA" BASS
1925-2002
Stanley "PaPa" Bass, 77, died Sunday, November 17, 2002, at his home in Arlington. He was the retired founder of Fort Worth Aluminum Foundry, Inc.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 20 at the First Baptist Church of Burleson. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Mr. Bass was a member of the First Baptist Church of Burleson. He was a World War II Navy Veteran. As an active Mason and Shriner, he belonged to the Handley Masonic Lodge #1140, Sunrise Daylight Lodge #1433, Crowley Masonic Lodge #1437, Tranquility Masonic Lodge #2000, Moslah Shrine, Scottish Rite, Handley Chapter and Council, Worth Commandery #19, Tejas Council A.M.D., Handley Chapter Eastern Star #617, Crowley Eastern Star #1125, and the El Texa Grotto.
He was past Chairman of the Texas Chapter of the American Foundry Society, past member of the National Board of Directors of the American Foundry Society, past Chairman of the North Texas American Society for Metals, and retired Executive Director of the Texas Cast Metals Association.
Stanley was very active in a number of youth organizations in the Handley area of Fort Worth. He was very proud of the fact that his children followed in the family business, and he delighted in his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lucille Bass in 2000.
He is survived by sons, Stan Bass and wife, Jan, of Arlington, and Brian Bass of Rendon; daughter, Eugenia Davies of Saginaw; two sisters, Lillie McAninch of Houston and Lois Southerland of Burleson; five grandchildren, John, Michael, Meagan, and Molly Bass and Elena Davies; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Texas Masonic Retirement Center, 1501 West Division, Arlington, Texas 76012.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

JILLIAN DENISE BULLARD
1982-2002
Jillian Denise Bullard, 20, of Crowley died Sunday, November 17, 2002, at a Fort Worth hospital. She was a Cracker Barrel employee in Burleson.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 22 at The Church at Burleson. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home in Burleson.
Jill was born September 1, 1982, in Fort Worth to Jerry Don and Lori Michele Herron Bullard. She was a 2001 graduate of Burleson High School and a member of The Church at Burleson and Loving Hearts Ministry.
Jill is survived by her daughter, Vadanya Grace; parents, Michele Bullard and Teddy Luttrell, Jerry and Patrice Bullard; brothers, Bret Bullard and Brandon Burgess; sisters, Mallory Bullard and Rachel Burgess; grandparents, J.E. and Glenda Bullard, Don and Ann McDaniel, Betty Smith, and Frankie and Mike Meek; aunts and uncles, Kirk and Kathy Flippo, David and Robyn Bullard, Glen Bullard; cousins, Paul Flippo, Shane Bullard, Whitney Bullard, Rachel Bullard, Megan Bullard, Tyler Bullard and Bryce Cole; sister-in-law, Autumn Bullard; niece, Tatum Bullard; and so many more extended family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made at The Bank of Crowley to the benefit of Jillian Bullard.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements. 

SUGAR BILL MC CLURE
1926-2002
Sugar Bill McClure, 75, of Burleson died Friday, November 15, 2002, at a local hospital. He was a retired 38 year Southwestern Bell employee.
Interment was Sunday, November 17 at Ridge Park Cemetery in Hillsboro, followed by a memorial service at First Baptist Church in Burleson.
Sugar Bill was born December 24, 1926, in Crosbyton, Texas, to Lon Carl and Willie Lee Drake McClure. He married Mary Moore on November 6, 1953, in Hillsboro. He proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Army.
Sugar Bill was a member of First Baptist Church in Burleson where he served as a deacon, and also volunteered with the Texas Baptist Men's Association. He served on the Burleson ISD School Board for six years, and was always helping family and friends in time of need. Sugar Bill loved his grandchildren and was very involved in their lives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and a sister.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary McClure of Burleson; sons, David McClure and wife, Judie, of Itasca, Dennis McClure and wife, Leigh Ann of Cleburne; daughter, Janet Mormon and husband, Danny of Goergetown; sisters, Hazel Batte of Santa Fe, New Mexico, June Crumpton of Hillsboro, Babe Evans of Milford, Jo and Jesse Hampton of Amarillo; grandchildren, Stephenie and Chris Harris of Itasca, Ashley McClure of Arlington, Jake Mormon of Georgetown, Katie McClure of Cleburne, Michelle McClure of Cleburne, Meredith Mormon of Georgetown, Michael McClure of Cleburne.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

MARGARET E. SPURLOCK
1918-2002
Margaret E. Spurlock, 84, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, died Sunday, November 17, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 20 at First United Methodist Church of Crowley. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Margaret E. Spurlock was born October 11, 1918, in Cash. She retired from TCU Food Services and WT Grant. A resident of Crowley, Margaret was a volunteer at House of Hope and was a monthly luncheon coordinator of Crowley Chamber of Commerce.
Margaret is survived by son, Billy George Spurlock and wife, Kay; daughter, Shirley Sims and husband, Don; grandchildren, Frank A. Guzman, Jr. and wife, Linda, Gloria George and husband, Jimmy, Julie Rath and husband, Mark, and Crystal Brittain and husband, Patrick; great-grandchildren, Chastity Roberts, Freddy Noble, Gracie George, Devin Rath, Zack Guzman; brothers, B.J. Spurlock, Dale Spurlock, Bobby Spurlock; sister, Kathryn Haskovec; several nieces and nephews.
Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.


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