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Published Dec. 21, 1996

Isabel T. Akins
CLEBURNE -- Isabel Tidwell Akins, 79, a retired Rangaire Co. factory worker, died Thursday at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Tolar Cemetery in Tolar.

Isabel Tidwell Akins was born Dec. 13, 1917, in Tolar.

Survivors: Son, Mike Akins of Cleburne; daughters, Betty Linthicum of Cleburne, Martha James of Everman and Hilda Hood of Cleburne; sisters, Pauline Tidwell of Cleburne and Jo Elliott of Dallas; ten grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield
Cleburne, (817) 558-2322
 

Herman M. Boyt
DUBLIN -- Herman Madison "Dynamo" Boyt, 86, a retired truck driver, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Harrell Funeral Home. Burial: Dublin Live Oak Cemetery.

Herman Madison "Dynamo" Boyt was born Sept. 20, 1910, in Tolar.

Harrell Funeral Home
Dublin, Texas, (817) 445-3311
 

Joe Brewer
GRANBURY -- Joe Brewer, 66, a carpenter, died Thursday at a Temple hospital.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Sunday in Acton Cemetery in Acton.

Joe Brewer was born Jan. 27, 1930, in Waples. He was a member of Lake Granbury Christian Temple Church and American Legion Post No. 491. He was a lifelong resident of Hood County. He fought in five major battles during the Korean conflict with the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Brewer.

Survivors: Daughters, Elizabeth Brewer, Shelia Youngblood and Brenda Brewer; brothers, C.C. "Chief" Brewer and Truman Brewer; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

Robert W. Burnett Sr.
EVERMAN -- Robert W. "Bob" Burnett Sr., 72, a retired machinist, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Forest Hill United Methodist Church. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in De Leon Cemetery in De Leon. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth.

Memorials: Alzheimer's Association, Diabetes Association or Forest Hill United Methodist Church.

Robert W. Burnett Sr. was born Dec. 23, 1923, in Carlton and had lived in Everman for 30 years. Mr. Burnett retired from Gearhart Industries in 1985 after 20 years' service. He was a former Fort Worth Star-Telegram employee.

He was a member of Forest Hill United Methodist Church, where he was choir director and had served on the board. He was in the Navy during World War II. Mr. Burnett taught golf at Tarrant County Junior College and had sung with the GO BOYS, a Gearhart Industries quartet.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Anna Burnett Gore, in 1993; his parents; four brothers; and five sisters.

Survivors: Wife of 46 years, Gloria Burnett of Everman; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert W. Burnett Jr. and his wife, Geneva, of Burleson and Randy Burnett and his wife, Lisa, of Benbrook; son-in-law, Ed Gore and his wife, Hazel, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Lauren and Adam Burnett; and stepgrandchildren, Aaron Gore and Andrea Briggs.

Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth
7100 Crowley Road, 293-1350
 

Christopher L. Butler
BOWIE -- Christopher Lloyd Butler, 22, a derrick hand for Energy Service Company in Bowie, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Bible Baptist Church. Burial: Elmwood Cemetery.

Christopher Lloyd Butler was born Jan. 2, 1974, in Bowie.

Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley
Bowie, (817) 872-1144
 

Florence G. Cole
COLLEYVILLE -- Florence Goodrum Cole, 94, a minister, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: Noon today at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville. Burial: Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif.

Florence Cole was born April 3, 1902, in Cherokee County, Texas.

Beloved "Mom" and "GaGa." A third generation Texan, Florence brought the strength of her pioneer spirit and passionate love of God to every area of life. She was a faithful wife to "King" and was always a caring mother to Edwin and Patricia. She was an instigative member of the "Goodrum girls" and was deeply in love with her sisters, Berta, Ethel and Mabel.

Her invincible spirit of prayer leaves a Gospel Legacy that has spanned the world; as a minister, she was instrumental in the founding of churches across the Southwest; as a caregiver, she shaped the lives of hundreds of young people; as a role model, she epitomized the term "Never Quit." Her last breath on earth was her first breath in heaven, through her loving savior Jesus Christ, and to the day she passed on she was beautiful...and she was always right.

"For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ..." Romans 1:16,17.

She was preceded in death by her husband, "King" Cole; her daughter, Patricia Tate; and a sister, Ethel Dean.

Survivors: Son, Edwin and wife, Nancy Cole, of Southlake; sisters, Mabel Garrison of Tyler and Berta Wharton of Abilene; grandchildren, Paul Cole of Colleyville, Jack Weleba of Argadia, Calif., Kevin Tate of Pomona, Calif., Lois Bivins of Colleyville, Lynn Conlan of Agoura Hills, Calif., and Joann Webster of Grapevine; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Maurine T. Dalton
AZLE -- Maurine Tucker Dalton, 85, a homemaker, died Friday at an Azle nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Ash Creek Baptist Church. Burial: Veal Station Cemetery in Parker County. Visitation: 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with family visitation from 6 to 8 p.m.

Maurine Tucker Dalton was born June 9, 1911, in Parker County. She was a beloved mother, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a lifelong resident of Azle and was a pioneer family member of the Parker County area. She was married to Jim Dalton for 49 years. He preceded her in death in 1988. Her family owned Rural Gas Supply in Azle for 49 years. She was a charter member of Order of Eastern Star, Fort Worth Museum Garden Club and Azle Garden Club.

Survivors: Daughters and sons-in- law, Peggy and Jackie Carpenter of Azle and Betsy and Wayne Mitchell of Azle; sisters, Lou Seaberry and Ruth Tucker of Azle and Sue Ely of Hearne; nine grandchildren; and 17 great- grandchildren.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211
 

King David Daniels
DALLAS -- King David Daniels, 83, died Wednesday in Grand Prairie.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Church in Grand Prairie. Burial: Southland Cemetery in Grand Prairie. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday and 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.

God smiled on August 19, 1913, and King David Daniels, the second of seven children, was born to Candus Bonner Daniels and Henry Amos Daniels Sr. in Dallas, Texas. If one were to make a summary statement of David's eighty- three year life, a uniquely appropriate one would be "a charge to keep I have, a God to glorify."

After graduation from the public schools in Dallas, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Bishop College. Later he earned a Master of Education degree and received an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Bishop also. Additionally, he did special study at the University of California at Los Angeles. He began his teaching career in Grand Prairie, Texas, as head teacher at Dalworth School in 1939. In 1942, he was promoted to principal, where he served magnificently for 33 additional years and retired in 1975.

Since his retirement from Grand Prairie Independent School District, he has served on numerous religious, civic, educational and community boards. These included member of the Trustee Board of the St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Grand Prairie; president, Grand Prairie Rotary Club; member, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; member Masonic Lodge; life member, National Education Association; Boy Scouts of America; Dallas Appraisal Review Board; chairman, Grand Prairie United Charities; member, Quality of Life Foundation; board member, Boys and Girls Club; member, Community Renewal Board; Grand Prairie Community Hospital Board; Planning and Zoning Board of Grand Prairie; Dallas County Welfare Board.

Special awards and citations include Alumni Hall of Fame, Bishop College; named Texas Administrator of the Year by Texas Classroom Teachers Association; Paul Harris Rotarian; St. John Baptist Church member of the Year Award for Church and Civic Activities; Dalworth Elementary School renamed David Daniels Elementary School; Southwest Twentieth Street renamed David Daniels Drive.

David's lifelong commitment was to wear the mantle of his "charge" magnificently until, on Wednesday morning, December 18, 1996, at 3 o'clock, he quietly embraced eternity at Heritage Place Healthcare Center in Grand Prairie. His first wife of forty-three years, Lee Alice, and his son, Albert, preceded him in death.

Memorials: Expressions of condolence or memorials may be submitted to the King David Daniels Memorial Scholarship Fund, Mrs. Sallye Moore, chairperson, 1906 San Antonio St., Grand Prairie, Texas 75051.

Survivors: Wife of nearly 14 years, Thelma; daughter, Edleeca Thompson; brothers, Murphy and Henry Amos Daniels; daughter-in-law, Icy Daniels, all of Dallas; granddaughters, Deborah Crockett of DeSoto, Edna Daniels of Dallas; great-grandchildren, Nigel Daniels, David Daniels, and Kamandria Harris, Dallas, and Tiffany Crockett of DeSoto; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Washington Memorial Funeral Home
Dallas, (214) 747-5374
 

Samuel Dietrich
ARLINGTON -- Samuel "Ray" Dietrich, 69, died Thursday at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Prices Chapel Cemetery in Johnson County.

Samuel Dietrich was born Sept. 28, 1927, in Johnson County. He had lived in Cleburne until entering a nursing home in Arlington in 1994,

Survivors: Sister, Lucille Myres of Arlington; and nieces and nephews, Merle Looper, Bill Looper, Don Looper, Douglas Myres, Mike Dietrich, Ann Stephens Strickland, Jane Looper Swain, Betty Myres Lebus, June Dietrich Dempsey, Claudia Dietrich Chestnut, Beverly Stephens Fuston, Linda Dietrich Hill, Prissy Dietrich Jones and Debbie Dietrich Taber.

Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield
Cleburne, (817) 558-2322
 

Mary E. Finnigan
KELLER -- Mary Elizabeth Finnigan, 72, a nurse's aide, died Thursday at a Fort Worth medical center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at White's Funeral Home in Springtown. Burial: Springtown Cemetery in Springtown. Visitation: 8 a.m. until the funeral today.

Mary Finnigan was born Aug. 14, 1924, in Mercury, Texas. She was a beloved mother and grandmother and had been a resident of Springtown for 10 years. Family was the most important thing to her, loved by all who knew her. She had a close relationship with her Father in Heaven. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Regnold Finnigan, in 1981.

Survivors: Son, Howell D. Finnigan of Keller; brother, Clyde Teague of Everman; sisters, Ruby Deaver of Brownwood and Jean Gossett of Burleson; granddaughters, Carrie and Monty Caraway of Decatur and Casey Finnigan of Fort Worth; grandson, Shawn and Jennifer Finnigan of Fort Worth; and several nieces and nephews.

White's Funeral Home
Springtown, (817) 220-7111
 

John C. Gassaway Jr.
GRANBURY -- John Clifford Gassaway Jr., 72, chief of the tool design department for Bell Helicopter who retired after 19 years of service, died Thursday at a Granbury hospital.

Funeral: 8 tonight at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg.

John Clifford Gassaway Jr. was born April 30, 1924, in Port Arthur. He had been a Granbury resident for 18 years and was Catholic.

Survivors: Wife, Evelyn Gassaway; sons, John A. Gassaway, Larry Gassaway and James Gassaway; daughters, Yvette Birch and Annette Barron; brother, Graham Gassaway; sister, Vera Duffer; 11 grandchildren; and one great- grandson.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

William T. Green
FORT WORTH -- William Travis Green, 79, chairman of the board of Double Seal Ring Co., died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: Alzheimer's Association, Ducks Unlimited or the Audubon Society.

William Travis Green was born March 5, 1917, in Spokane, Wash. He graduated from Massassachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in aeronautical engineering and a love of airplanes. He was a developer of the Western Hills Hotel, the Green Oaks Inn and Ridglea Country Club. He was an avid member of the Ridglea Hunters and Explorers Club and loved fishing and hunting.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Charlotte Gertrude Alcorn; his father, Charles Henry Green; and his brother, Wallace A. Green.

Survivors: Wife of 55 years, Anne Watson Green of Fort Worth; his daughters, Charlotte Bonica of Houston and Claudia Hood of Kerens; his son, William T. Green II of Willow Park; grandchildren, James C. Foster, Jeffery T. Foster, Stephanie A. Hogan, Lindsay A. Green and Travis A. Green; great- grandchildren, Alexander Foster, Emily Foster and Charlotte Foster; and brother, Henry S. Green.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Raymond Hammock
RICHLAND HILLS -- Raymond "Ray" Hammock, 85, a retired warehouse foreman, died Thursday at a North Richland Hills hospital.

Graveside service: 11:30 a.m. today in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.

Raymond Hammock was born March 10, 1911, in Langdale, Ala.

Survivors: Son, Ray Hammock of North Richland Hills; daughter, Evelyn Foster of Duncanville; sister, Lorene Sebring of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren, Jeffery and wife, Sandra Hammock, of Davis, Okla., and Dr. Michelle Hammock of Terrell; and great-grandchildren, Joshua, Kalyn and Jase of Davis, Okla.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Eleanor R. Hicks
HALTOM CITY -- Eleanor Ruth Hicks, 71, a retired nurse at St. Joseph Hospital, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Eleanor Hicks was born May 24, 1925, in Texarkana, Texas. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Newark, Texas, and was an active volunteer in her community.

Survivors: Sons, John David Martindale, Jimmy Calvin Martindale, Joe Glenn Martindale, Bobby Lee Martindale, Paul Lynn Martindale and Tommy Dunham; daughter, Tammy Marie Hunter; brothers, Glenn Crockett and wife, Marie, Darrell Crockett and wife, Jane, Dennis Crockett and wife, Sue, and Jackie Crockett and wife, Mary Beth; sister, Martha Lynn and husband, Raymond; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Shannon North Funeral Chapel
111 W. Northside Drive, 624-2191
 

Charles R. Hixson
FORT WORTH -- Charles Robert Hixson, 60, a manager of quotations for Graybar Electric Co. for 25 years before his retirement in 1988, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Cathedral. Officiating: Rev. Dennis Smith. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be his nephews: David Cole, Gary Cole, Greg Cole, Patrick Cole, Jason Whatley and Jon Whatley.

Memorials: The Community Hospice in Cleburne, Texas.

Charles Hixson was born Dec. 15, 1936, in Chicago, Ill. He was a resident of Fort Worth from 1949 until 1974, when he moved to Grandview. He was a veteran of the U.S. National Guard and St. Patrick Cathedral. He was an accomplished builder, designing and building his own home. For the past five years he was a rural mail carrier in Burleson.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clement Wood Hixson.

Survivors: Wife of 36 years, JoAnn Hubenak Hixson; son, Mark Wood and his wife, Lisa, of Burleson; daughter, Suzanne Hixson Smith and her husband, Steve, of Conroe; mother, Mary Hixson of Crowley; and sister, Rosanne Cole of Fort Worth.

Thompson's Harveson & Cole
702 Eighth Ave., 336-0345
 

Edith Johnson
SAGINAW -- Edith "Nana" Johnson, 77, a homemaker, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Saginaw Church of Christ. Burial: Saginaw Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Weldon Newton, Floyd Rye, Dennis Harkins, Jackie Pritchard, Bud Starnes and Mike Rodriguez.

Edith Johnson was born July 5, 1919, in Jackson County, Texas. She was a member of Saginaw Church of Christ.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, J.D. and Linda Johnson of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Deane Slovacek of Saginaw; grandchildren, Robby Springer and wife, Sara, Tammy Ferraccio and husband, Ray, Jody Johnson and wife, Jill, and Tracy Johnson Andaress and Susan Holbrooks; and great-grandchildren, Matthew, Megan, Dallan, Katie, Garrett and Bailey.

Shannon North Funeral Chapel
111 W. Northside Drive, 624-2191
 

Selma E. Johnson
FORT WORTH -- Selma Elin Burney Johnson, 78, a homemaker, died Thursday at a local nursing home.

Funeral: Noon Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church. Officiating: Rev. John H. Tietjen, Th.D., and Rev. Celine Welch, M.Div. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Robertson Mueller Harper.

Memorials: The Memorial Fund at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Selma Johnson was a native and lifelong resident of Fort Worth. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Karlin Johnson Ewen, in 1986. She and her husband of 61 years were longtime members of Trinity Lutheran Church. Selma was a true grocery store manager's wife. Her husband, Bill, managed several area Safeway Stores.

Survivors: Husband of 61 years, W.B. "Bill" Johnson of Fort Worth; granddaughters, Alexa and Erin Ewen; son-in- law, Jerry Ewen of Arlington; nephew, Billy Ray Johnson of Fort Worth; and great-nephew, Hondo Burney of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233
 

David R. McAfee
ABILENE -- David Ross McAfee, 62, died Thursday at an Abilene hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Westgate Church of Christ. Officiating: Doug Reeves and Tommy Shaver. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery in Cisco.

David Ross McAfee was born in Rabbit Center, Texas, and was reared in Eastland County. He married Geneva "Neva" Whitehead in Eastland County on Dec. 21, 1963. He lived in Fort Worth in the 1950s, Monahans and Hobbs, N.M. He moved to Abilene in 1967. He was employed at Automation Industries for 17 years. He owned David R. McAfee Insurance Co. for four years. Mr. McAfee was employed by General Dynamics and Lockheed for 15 years.

Mr. McAfee was a member of Westgate Church of Christ, Masonic Lodge 559, the Shriners and Scottish Rite.

Survivors: His wife; two sons, Randy Ross McAfee of Mesquite and Jeffrey Ross McAfee of Abilene; one granddaughter; and two sisters, Ila Jo Hill of Stephenville and Donna Lois Franks of Watauga.

North's Funeral Home
Abilene, (915) 677-6246
 

Francis McCann
HURST -- Francis "Mac" McCann, 88, a retired flight engineer, died Thursday in Hurst.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. today at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in North Richland Hiills. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Memorials: Parkinson Foundation or Vitas Hospice, in lieu of flowers.

Francis McCann was born June 13, 1908, in Eden Valley, Minn. He served 30 years in the armed forces and worked 20 years at Bell Helicopter. Mr. McCann believed in his country.

Survivors: Wife, Rosalyn "Lynn" McCann of Hurst; son, Robert Mortenson of Minneapolis, Minn.; daughters, Patricia Driste of Huntsville, Ala., Rosalyn Millner of Hurst and Suzanne Jernigan of Fort Worth; 12 grandchildren; 18 great- grandchildren; two nieces; and two nephews.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Howard H. McPeak
FORT WORTH -- Howard H. "Poppy" McPeak, 86, a retired display manager for Montgomery Ward, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Gambrell Street Baptist Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Howard, known by many as "Poppy," had lived in Fort Worth since 1936. He worked for Metcalf Surgical Supply until he went to work for Montgomery Ward in 1939. He retired in 1975, but continued to work as a consultant for two and a half years. While at Montgomery Ward, he set the standard for display, design and merchandising techniques.

As a young man in Chickasha and Shawnee, Okla., he participated in school plays and was president of his senior class and a member of the National Honor Society.

Howard was a director of the Montgomery Ward Credit Union and volunteer worker with the Tarrant County Historical Commission since 1975. An avid scholar of history, he was also honored with Best Program of Work of 1983 and Distinguished Service Award in 1994 by the Texas Historical Commission.

The William E. Jary Jr. Award, recognizing excellence in historical preservation, was presented to Howard in 1989 by the City of Fort Worth Historic and Cultural Advisory Board, the Historic Preservation Council for Tarrant County, Texas, and the Tarrant County Historical Commission.

As a commissioner, Howard was a major inspiration for the "1895 Room," which is a project of the Tarrant County Historical Commission to display artifacts and documents relevant to the history of Tarrant County. The display is scheduled to open in the near future in the Tarrant County Courthouse.

Howard's past affiliations include director and member of the Fort Worth Kiwanis Club from 1945 to 1952, past member of the Twosome Class at First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth and a member of the Texas Defense Guard from 1942 to 1945, where he mustered out as a public information officer with a lieutenant's ranking when the cadre became the 49th armored division of the National Guard.

Howard's grandfather, F.G. McPeak, moved to Fort Worth in 1894 as a banker and investment counselor and lived on a 136-acre farm in Northeast Fort Worth, where he raised stock and crops. In 1908, F.G. McPeak founded Mount Olivet Cemetery on the family farm property, creating the first perpetual care cemetery in Tarrant County, Texas.

Poppy was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle, teacher, gardener, builder and friend.

An elegant and courtly man, Poppy left a wonderful legacy of love and kindness to his family and hundreds of friends. He will be missed.

Survivors: Wife of 55 years, Helen Elene Winsby McPeak; son, Ron McPeak of Fort Worth; daughters, Karolyn Scott of Houston and Mitzi Davis and Myra McPeak, both of Fort Worth; son-in-law, Bill Davis of Fort Worth; brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Wylodine McPeak of Fort Worth; granddaughters, Wendy Davis, Megan Davis and Erin Davis, all of Fort Worth, and Melissa Udelson and Samantha Walker, both of Houston; great- grandchildren, Lindsay and Justin Udelson of Houston, Wesley Davis of Fort Worth and Drew and Diane Davis of Dallas; nephew, Richard Ramsey of Carrollton; niece, Sharon Ramsay of Westminster, Md.; niece, Cindy Cox of Duncanville; and nephew, Dennis McPeak of Fort Worth.

Mount Olivet Funeral Home
2301 N. Sylvania Ave., 831-0511
 

F.M. McWhorter
WEATHERFORD -- F.M. McWhorter, 79, a Weatherford Oil Tool office manager who retired in 1977, died Thursday at a Weatherford hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Home. Burial: Memory Gardens.

F.M. McWhorter was born Feb. 13, 1917, in Granbury.

Survivors: Son, Bernard McWhorter of Fort Worth; daughter, Janice McGraw of Weatherford; and grandchild, James McGraw.

Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel
Weatherford, (817) 594-2747
 

Dorothy F. Moore
FORT WORTH -- Dorothy Finley Moore, 88, an insurance office worker, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 4 p.m. today at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Officiant: the Rev. Michael McKee. Private burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 3 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Bouchillon, Larry Brock, Wayne Miller, Wesley Smith and members of the Burns Sunday School Class.

Memorials: Overton Park United Methodist Church or a charity of choice.

Dorothy Finley Moore was born June 11, 1908, in Chicago, Ill. She was brought to Fort Worth as an infant. She was a graduate of Central High School and a member of Overton Park United Methodist Church, Burns Sunday School Class, United Methodist Women, American Association of Retired Persons and Order of Eastern Star, Chapter No. 673.

Survivors: Cousins and numerous friends, including her caregiver, Faye Bouchillon.

Thompson's Harveson & Cole
702 Eighth Ave., 336-0345
 

Clara F. Pelzel
PILOT POINT -- Clara Frances Pelzel, 78, a homemaker, died Thursday at a Denton hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Burial: St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery.

Clara Frances Pelzel was born Sept. 1, 1918, in Pilot Point.

Huff/Slay Funeral Home
Pilot Point, (817) 686-2277
 

Catherine D. Poe
FORT WORTH -- Catherine Dixon Poe, 87, a retired West Side State Bank bookkeeper, died Dec. 8 at a nursing center.

Private graveside service: Was Dec. 10 in Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorials: Cook Children's Medical Center.

Catherine Dixon Poe was born Aug. 24, 1909, in Fort Worth. She was a member of the Pan American Round Table, the Womans Club of Fort Worth and Arlington Heights United Methodist Church.

She was the widow of Marvin Poe.

Survivors: Daughter, Pamela Rothschild; five grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; brother, Cary E. Rall Jr.; and sister, Betty Rall Dickens.

Thompson's Harveson & Cole
702 Eighth Ave., 336-0345
 

Demencio G. Reyes Sr.
FORT WORTH -- Demencio G. Reyes Sr., 86, a laborer in industrial construction, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Prayer service: 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Demencio Reyes was born Dec. 19, 1910, in Coleman.

Survivors: Sons and daughters-in- law, Demencio Jr. and Carmen Reyes of Fort Worth and Ernest and Marcella Reyes of Wilsonville, Ore.; daughters and sons-in-law, Dora and Amos Urquidi of Arlington and Nelda and Raymond Cipriano of Fort Worth; daughter, Lydia Ortiz of Abilene; brother, Frank Reyes of Ballinger; sisters, Anita Querinio and Oliva Pena, both of Ballinger, Josie Rodriguez of Abilene and Nella Martinez of Denver, Colo.; 19 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Mount Olivet Funeral Home
2301 N. Sylvania Ave., 831-0511
 

George W. Rozzell
WEATHERFORD -- George W. "Dub" Rozzell, 83, a retired oil and gas exploration landman, died Friday in Weatherford.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. today in Community Greenwood Cemetery.

George W. Rozzell was born Aug. 12, 1913, in Carter County, Okla.

Cotten-Bratton Funeral Chapel
Weatherford, (817) 594-2711
 

Anita Ann Sherrell
MYRA -- Anita Ann Sherrell, 26, a Boeing AC assembly worker, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Church in Muenster. Burial: Reed Cemetery.

Anita Ann Sherrell was born June 29, 1970, in Dallas.

McCoy Funeral Home
Saint Jo, (817) 995-2288
 

Vickie F. Sherrill
MYRA -- Vickie Francine Sherrill, 37, a Boeing AC aircraft parts assembler, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Church in Muenster. Burial: Reed Cemetery.

Vickie Francine Sherrill was born Sept. 24, 1959, in Muenster.

McCoy Funeral Home
Saint Jo, (817) 995-2288
 

Gay T. Smith
SAN MARCOS, Calif. -- Gay Tucknies Smith, 57, died Monday at a hospital in San Marcos after a lengthy illness.

Memorial service: 1-4 p.m. Sunday at 1138 La Sombra in San Marcos. A memorial service was also held Friday in Cupertino, Calif.

Memorials: Arthritis Foundation or Fibromyalgia Association, in lieu of flowers.

Gay Tucknies Smith was preceded in death by her parents, Ed L. and Thelma Tucknies, and a sister, Dixie Tucknies.

Survivors: Husband of 38 years, Don R. Smith; son, Bryan S. Smith of San Marcos; stepmother, Jean Tucknies, and sister, Kim Tucknies, both of San Marcos; and brother and sister-in-law, Ed and Linda Tucknies of Fort Worth, Texas.
 

Mozelle Smith
GRAHAM -- Mozelle Smith, 80, a homemaker, died Friday at a Graham hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Morrison Funeral Home. Burial: Pioneer Cemetery.

Mozelle Smith was born July 31, 1916, in Profitt.

Morrison Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-2121
 

M.G. Sparto
FORT WORTH -- M.G. "Mike" Sparto, 80, a farmer, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at Greek Orthodox Church of St. Demetrios, 2022 Ross Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76106. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Shannon North Funeral Home. Officiants: The Rev. George Bessina and the Rev. Nicholas Katinas.

Memorials: Charity of choice.

M.G. Sparto was born June 11, 1916, in Fort Worth to Gus and Angela Hajadria Sparto. He grew up on the north side of Fort Worth and attended North Side High School. He worked as a farmer all of his life and was a prominent member of the Greek community. He was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Demetrios and the Tarrant County Agricultural Crops Committee.

Survivors: Brothers, James Sparto and Lee Sparto of Fort Worth; sisters, Stella Barakis, Penelope Sparto and Carnation Sparto of Fort Worth; niece, Ione Barakis Stavron of Fort Worth; nephews, Gus Barakis Jr. and wife, Kathy, of Weatherford and Dino Sparto of Fort Worth; great-nieces and great- nephews, Christopher Barakis, Angele Stavron, Sam Stavron, Courtney Barakis and Constantine Stavron; and many cousins and friends.

Shannon North Funeral Chapel
111 W. Northside Drive, 624-2191
 

Virginia M. Stewart
AUSTIN -- Virginia M. Stewart, 78, died Wednesday in Austin.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Bannochburn Baptist Church in Austin. Graveside service: 11 a.m. Tuesday in Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth.

Virginia Stewart, a homemaker, was born Oct. 23, 1918. She attended Our Lady of Victory and San Marcus Academy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Stewart, and eldest grandchild, Jeannie Campbell.

Survivors: Daughters, Sue Harding of Fort Worth and Linda Goldman of Austin; grandchildren, Jason Goldman and Diana Goldman, both of Austin, Debra Lane of Alvin and Michele McGee; and five great-grandchildren, Tami Hoffman, Michael Forrest, Billy Forrest, Grayson Lane and Mikaela Lane.

`Beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother,

Who will be greatly missed and forever loved.

She is now in God's keeping. Heaven is now graced with another angel.' 

Harrell Funeral Home
Austin, (512) 443-1366
 

Lloyd K. Sturges
IRVING -- Lloyd K. Sturges, 78, a shop foreman, died Thursday in Irving.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Irving. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Rosary: 7:30 tonight at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville.

Lloyd Sturges was born Dec. 1, 1918, in Panama, N.Y. He was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church in Irving.

Survivors: Wife, Selma Sturges of Irving; son, Kenneth Sturges of Ashville, N.Y.; daughters, Nancy Simmons of Ashville, N.Y., Lee Parker of Euless and Dorothy Rucker of Bossier City, La.; two brothers; 13 grandchildren; 25 great- grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Coolidge C. Threadgill
WICHITA FALLS -- Coolidge Calvin Threadgill, 72, died Sunday in Winslow, Ariz.

Funeral: Was 1 p.m. Friday at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Entombment: Crestview Mausoleum. Officiating were Dr. Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church, and the Rev. Howard Chapman.

Memorials: First Baptist Church Building Fund, Music and Media Ministry.

Coolidge Calvin Threadgill was born Sept. 10, 1924, in Wichita Falls and was a lifelong resident. He was a former employee of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home and was a retired environmental engineer with the city of Wichita Falls. Mr. Threadgill was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors: Wife, Jean Threadgill of Wichita Falls; daughter, Connie Threadgill Wallace of Houston; stepson, Keith Callaway of Fort Worth; three sisters, Thelma Knezek of Granbury, Audrey Lindsey of Wichita Falls and Juanita Mills of Mesquite; brothers, Noble Threadgill and John "Warren" Threadgill, both of Bedford, and Wayland Threadgill of Henrietta; and five grandchildren.

Owens & Brumley Funeral Home
Wichita Falls, (817) 322-3181
 

Mary E. Thweatt
FORT WORTH -- Mary Elizabeth (Mayme) Thweatt, retired head cashier at Fort Worth Osteopathic Hospital, died Thursday at a local medical center.

Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Andrew's Catholic Church. Officiant: The Rev. Damian- Vincent Amantia, T.O.R. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Rosary: 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials: The Memorial Fund at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, c/o the Rev. Damian-Vincent Amantia, 3717 Stadium Dr., Fort Worth, Texas 76109.

Mrs. Thweatt was a native of Rush Springs, Okla. She was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin L. Thweatt, in 1981.

Survivors: Daughter, Kay Thweatt Pittman of Fort Worth and Ann Thweatt Potter and husband, Nat, of Houston; grandchildren, Chris, Kevin Paul and Carrie Kay Pittman and Sean and Haley Potter; and several nieces and nephews.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233
 

Beverly J.S. Tunstill
FORT WORTH -- Beverly Joy Stewart Tunstill, a former National Labor Relations Board secretary, passed away Wednesday on her 66th birthday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 1 p.m. today at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Dr. Gary Whitbeck will officiate. Burial: Private in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: Cook Children's Medical Center, St. Jude's Hospital, Humane Society of North Texas or Alzheimer's Association.

Beverly Joy Stewart Tunstill was born Dec. 18, 1930, in Fort Worth, the daughter of Leon and Lindy Paschall Stewart, and granddaughter of Daniel Potter, Mary Amanda Griffith Paschall, William Epperson and Lucy Pearl Cain Stewart. She was a woman devoted to her family and friends. She graduated from Carter- Riverside High School and attended TCU. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James Wright Tunstill.

Survivors: Daughter, Kay Tyler and husband, Rod, of Grapevine; father, Leon E. Stewart of Fort Worth; brother, Jay Stewart and wife, Joan, of Olney; grandchildren, Travis and Hannah Tyler of Grapevine; niece, Candace Hayes and husband, Brandon, of Dallas; nephew, Chris Stewart of Olney; and grand- niece, Kristyn Stewart of Olney.

Thompson's Harveson & Cole
702 Eighth Ave., 336-0345
 

Terry Vallejo
FORT WORTH -- Terry Vallejo, 59, a repairman for an auto body shop, died Friday in Wichita Falls.

Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Hospice of Wichita Falls.

Terry Vallejo was born June 6, 1937, in Corpus Christi.

Survivors: Son, Mark Vallejo of Wichita Falls; daughters, Melinda Palmer of Longview, Michelle Bolin of Memphis, Tenn., and Lisa McCarthy of Wichita Falls; brothers, Gilbert Vallejo and Frank Vallejo, both of Fort Worth; sisters, Linda Vallejo and Guadalupe Favila, both of Fort Worth, and Inez Soliz of Eastland; and seven grandchildren.

Mount Olivet Funeral Home
2301 N. Sylvania Ave., 831-0511
 

James T. Weast
FORT WORTH -- James T. Weast, 71, a retired heavy equipment operator for the city of Fort Worth, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

James T. Weast was born Feb. 5. 1925, in Maypearl.

Survivors: Wife, Connie L. Weast of Fort Worth; sons, Mike Weast of Fort Worth and Mark Weast of Haltom City; brothers, Herbert Weast of Haltom City and L.C. Weast and Lucian Weast, both of Fort Worth; sister, Laura Mae Sims of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren, Tammy Weast, David Weast, Michael Weast, Angela Weast, Mary Weast, Melanie Weast and Marcus Weast Jr.; and three great-grandchildren, Michael Miller, Jessica Miller and Victoria Nunez.

Mount Olivet Funeral Home
2301 N. Sylvania Ave., 831-0511
 

Dennis Wigger
FORT WORTH -- Dennis Wigger, 45, a retired Air Force technical sergeant, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Pinecrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Mena, Ark. Brother Larry Hobbs will officiate.

Dennis Wigger was born Dec. 14, 1951, in Mena, Ark., the son of the late Jodie Wigger and the late Hazel Carter Wigger. He was formerly from Mena, living the past eight years in Fort Worth. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sally Wigger.

Survivors: Daughter, Casey Wigger of Mena; brothers, Audie Wigger of Mena and James Wigger of Avoca, N.Y.; and stepmother, Rose Meredith of Mena.

Hall Funeral Service
Mena, Ark., (501) 394-4477
 

William B. Williams
DUBLIN, Texas -- William B. "Bo"Williams, 75, retired owner and operator of Hot Oil Truck, died Thursday at a San Angelo medical center.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. today in Dublin Live Oak Cemetery.

William B. Williams was born Dec. 24, 1920, in Dublin.

Harrell Funeral Home
Dublin, Texas, (817) 445-3311

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