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Published Dec. 29, 1996

Charline Alexander
FORT WORTH -- Charline Alexander, 78, a retired Employers Casualty Co. sales secretary, died Monday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Entombment: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Memorials: Community Hospice of Texas or American Cancer Society.

Charline Alexander was born July 11, 1918, in Cleburne. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton "Alec" H. Alexander.

Survivors: Sister-in-law, Laverne Alexander of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; nephew, Robert "Bobby" Alexander of Fayetteville, N.C.; nieces, Vicki McLaney of Columbus, Miss., and Pamela Alexander of Pensacola, Fla.; cousins, Dr. John Cleere of Dallas and Dorothy Toney of San Antonio; and longtime devoted friends, Clarence and Connie Redmon of Fort Worth and Rowe Orand of Arlington.

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

David G. Bible Jr.
FORT WORTH -- David Gene Bible Jr., 25, a construction worker, died Dec. 22 in Dallas.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at Church at Philadelphia. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

David Gene Bible Jr. was born Aug. 30, 1971, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Daughters, Alexandria S. Bible and Alexandra N. Bible; parents, David and Jo Neil Bible Sr.; brother, Tierney G. Bible; sister, Paula K. Ward Bible; grandparent, Edward Lee Roney; and a host of aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends.

Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors
4000 Miller Ave., 531-8666
 

Pauline Bowen
RAYMONDVILLE -- Pauline Bowen, 97, died Thursday in Raymondville.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Shannon North Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Pauline Bowen was born Sept. 16, 1899, in Fort Worth.

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

James A. Boyd
KENNEDALE -- James Alexander Boyd, 88, a retired Fort Worth Generator and Starter automotive mechanic, died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: Was Friday at Blessing Funeral Home. Burial: Cope Cemetery, west of Mansfield.

James Alexander Boyd was born Feb. 5, 1908.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555
 

Lona P. Boydston
DECATUR -- Lona Pearl Boydston, 91, a homemaker, died Thursday at a Decatur hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Coker Funeral Home. Burial: Bethel Cemetery in Wise County.

Lona Pearl Boydston was born Dec. 3, 1905, in Decatur. She was a member of the Fundamental Baptist Church in Decatur.

Mrs. Boydston was preceded in death by two grandsons, Ronnie Eugene and Lonnie Dale Walker.

Survivors: Two sons, Robert Elmer Hale of Decatur and Fred Alan Hale of El Paso; four daughters, Willa Ragland Dawson of Decatur, Harry Lea Hale Penaver of Bowie, Leona Hale Tyler of Brenham and Helen Hale Rutherford of Decatur; brother, C.L. Brock of Decatur; sister, Ruby Brock Presley of San Diego, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Ann Kaker, Odas Lee Walker, Kenneth Hoak, Barbara Stewart, Lu Ann Harris, Pamela and Robert Jr. and Kevin Hale; 15 great- grandchildren; and 10 great-great- grandchildren.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959
 

Wayne D. Briggs
WHITE SETTLEMENT -- Wayne D. Briggs, 79, a cabinet maker, died Thursday in White Settlement.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Wayne D. Briggs was born Feb. 27, 1917, in Waucoma, Iowa. He was a retired Air Force major.

Survivors: Wife, Verdie Briggs of Fort Worth; sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne S. and Cathy Briggs of El Paso and David E. and Nanci Briggs of Fort Worth; daughter, Mary E. Briggs of Fort Worth; and grandchildren, Hillary, Aaron, Jessica and Justin Briggs.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Rd., 336-0584
 

Michelle J. Cameron
MINERAL WELLS -- Michelle Jeannette Cameron, 35, died Thursday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Millsap Church of Christ in Millsap. Burial: Fairview Cemetery in Parker County.

Memorials: United Cerebral Palsy Fund.

Michelle Jeannette Cameron was born May 30, 1961, in Freona.

Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner
Mineral Wells, (817) 325-4422
 

Addie V.P. Chick
FORT WORTH -- Addie Virginia "Jenny" Pollard Chick, 82, a homemaker, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Arlington Heights United Methodist Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Pallbearers: Tris Pollard, Trent Rowe, Tyler Rowe, Todd Bingham, Ronnie Holcomb and Roy Barnes.

Memorials: American Heart Association or a charity of choice.

Addie Virginia "Jenny" Pollard Chick died Christmas Day at a local hospital after suffering a heart attack. She was born Nov. 13, 1914, in Hubbard and grew up in the Hubbard area of Hill County. She graduated from Penelope High School and, after attending Hill County Junior College and North Texas State Teachers College, taught school in several Texas schools. Later, she worked at Consolidated Aircraft until 1948, when she became a full-time mother and homemaker. She had been a member of Arlington Heights United Methodist Church since moving to Fort Worth and had been an active member of the Oma Gee Circle and Co-Workers Sunday School Class.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carroll Arrington Pollard and Addie Olevia Cox Pollard.

Survivors: Husband of 54 years, Herman William Chick of Fort Worth; daughters, Billie Virginia Grawunder of Bedford; grandson, Arrington William Brady Grawunder of Bedford; brother, Tris Pollard of Fort Worth; sister, Nell Marie Glass of DeSoto and Jo Evelyn Thomson of Granbury; and several nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

William Clary
FORT WORTH -- William "Bill" Clary, 66, a retired manager, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Monday in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens in San Angelo.

William "Bill" Clary was born July 28, 1930, in Crowell, Texas. He retired in 1990 after 27 years with Ellison's Furniture.

He was a wonderful husband and father.

Survivors: Wife of 25 years, Sherlene Clary of Fort Worth; sons, Eugene Covington of Azle, Russell Covington of Bogata and Michael Clary of Fort Worth; daughters, Rebecca Pate of Azle, Janice Covington and Kim Collins, both of Fort Worth, Susan Whitley of Azle and Daisy Clary of Fort Worth; brother, Wilbern Clary of Houston; 21 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Betty J. Cochran
FORT WORTH -- Betty Jo Griswell Cochran, 73, a homemaker, died Thursday at home after a long illness.

Funeral: 3 p.m. today at Meadowbrook United Methodist Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. The Rev. Neil Norman and Dr. Jim Porter will officiate. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: Joe Ballem, Herman Dodson, Bill Hollins, Glen Lacy, Arvil Lewis and Bob Shults.

Honorary pallbearers: Darrel Boren, M.D., Earl Dominey, Al Hart, Garrett Morris and Lloyd Richardson, D.D.S.

Memorials: Meadowbrook United Methodist Church or a charity of choice.

Betty Jo Griswell Cochran was born Aug. 23, 1923, in Fort Worth, daughter of the late Elmer and Beaulah Mullins Griswell. She was a graduate of Poly High School in 1941 and attended Texas Christian University.

She married Irad M. Cochran Jr., D.D.S., on Feb. 7, 1943. She had been a member of Meadowbrook United Methodist Church since 1929 and the Upper Room Sunday School Class. She was past president of the Muscular Dystrophy Association from 1964 through 1966. She was a volunteer at the Federal Psychiatric Hospital, St. Joseph Hosptial and All Saints Hospital. She was a member of Cardinal Garden Club for many years and served as president from 1990 to 1991. She was a member of the Carousel Dance Club and Ladies Auxiliary Fort Worth District Dental Society.

"She loved to entertain, cook, travel, fish, dance, play bridge and watch the Cowboys and she dearly loved her husband, children and grandchildren."

Survivors: Husband, I.M. Cochran Jr., D.D.S., of Fort Worth; sons, Robert McGrady Cochran of Webster and Curtis Thomas Cochran and his wife, Shelley, of Fort Worth; daughter, the Rev. Cathy Lynn Branum and her husband, Mark, of Iredell; and grandchildren, Kendra Jean Cochran, Shawn McGrady Cochran, Tyler Cochran, Thomas Cochran, Kyle Cochran, Joshua R. Branum and Kenzie L. Branum.

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

J.C. Collins Jr.
FORT WORTH -- J.C. Collins Jr., 62, a delivery truck driver, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Love Sanctuary Church of God in Christ. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 4 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

J.C. Collins Jr. was born March 25, 1934, in Marquez.

Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors
4000 Miller Ave., 531-8666
 

Deana C. Cunningham
FORT WORTH -- Deana Carson Cunningham, 70, a homemaker, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Deana Cunningham was born Oct. 6, 1926, in Fort Worth, to Robert Lee and Myra Carter Carson. She was a 1942 graduate of Arlington Heights High School and was a lifetime member of the Women's Society of Fort Worth.

Survivors: Husband of 43 years, Clint Cunningham of Fort Worth; son, Danny Rollins of Fort Worth; brother, Robert L. Carson Jr. and his wife, Genie, of Fort Worth; granddaughters, Kelly Wheat, Tracy Raiburn and Jennifer Webster; two great-grandsons; and two great- granddaughters.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Irvin E. Davis
MIDLAND -- Irvin E. Davis, 76, died Tuesday at his home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Moore Funeral Home.

Irvin E. Davis was born July 24, 1920, in Seymour and was reared in Arlington. He married Helen Hudson on Feb. 7, 1942, in Arlington. He served in the Army. Afterwards, he returned to Arlington and became the golf pro at the Arlington Meadowbrook Golf Course.

Survivors: Wife, Helen Davis of Midland; son, Wayne Davis of Midland; daughter, Yvonne Walston of Midland; brothers, Wendell Davis of Arlington and Bobby Davis of Dallas; sisters, Charlene Allen of Arlington and Reba Walker of Mansfield; two grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Ellis Funeral Home
Midland, (915) 683-5555
 

Nomer I. Davis
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Nomer I. Davis, 86, a retired bookkeeper, died Tuesday in North Richland Hills.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Directors. Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery in Irving.

Nomer Davis was born Aug. 20, 1910, in Marvin, Texas. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Colleyville. She worked for Zales for 15 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter "Babe" Davis, on Nov. 26, 1996, and by two brothers, Homer Kirby and Mack Kirby.

Survivors: Nieces and nephews, Nelda Benoit of Arlington, Virginia Jenkins of Carlsbad, N.M., John Ann Davis and Cleon Crossland, both of Irving, Norma Tessmer of Dallas, Evan Milligan of Houston, FayRene Michael of Mesquite, Jane Tallent of Ovilla, Gene Kirby of Garland, H.V. Martin of Wimberly, L.G. Martin of Dallas and Jerry Davis of Campbell.

J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Directors
Grapevine, 481-2525
 

Willie Mae Dodson
BOWIE -- Willie Mae Dodson, 91, a retired schoolteacher, died Thursday in Bowie.

Funeral: 3 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Bowie. Burial: Elmwood Cemetery.

Willie Mae Dodson was born Oct. 31, 1905.

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

Eron B. Easley
FORT WORTH -- Eron B. Easley died Thursday at the age of 80 after a lengthy illness.

Graveside service: in Detroit Cemetery in Detroit, Texas. Visitation was 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Memorials: The family requests that no flowers be sent, but rather that persons wishing to extend their condolences call their mother or another significant person and express their love and appreciation.

Eron B. Easley was born Eron Rebecca Baker on Aug. 6, 1916, in Van Zandt County. She graduated from high school in Wills Point and obtained her B.A. from North Texas State Teachers College in 1939. She taught school in a one-room schoolhouse in Van. Eron was teaching school in Dallas when she met and fell in love with a dashing young highway patrolman, Edwin Easley. They were married in Minden, Nev., in June 1941 and lived in California where he was a flight instructor for the Army Air Forces. They had been married for 50 years when Col. Easley died in 1992.

Mrs. Easley was active in the Mary Isham Keith Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Julia Jackson Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Eastern Star, Friends of the Fort Worth Public Library and Delta Psi Kappa. She was a lifelong Baptist, with her current membership being Ridglea Baptist Church of Fort Worth.

Survivors: Daughters, Shelly Perkins and Nancy Strickland, both of Fort Worth; son-in-law, Donald Perkins; five grandchildren, Rebecca Harmonson of Pflugerville, Geoffrey Strickland of St. Paul, Minn., Eron Ellis and Bradley Perkins of Fort Worth and Bryan Perkins of Muskogee, Okla.; and two great- grandchildren, Christian and Carson Harmonson.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

C.G. Garner
COMANCHE -- C.G. "Buzz" Garner, 67, a retired peanut farmer, died Thursday at home after a sudden illness.

Graveside service: 10:30 a.m. today in Proctor Cemetery. Officiant: the Rev. Don Longoria.

C.G. "Buzz" Garner was born Feb. 3, 1929, the son of the late Clarence Bradley and Frone Sue Loggins Garner. He was a retired peanut farmer and a Baptist. He had lived in Comanche and Erath counties most of his life.

Survivors: Son, Johnny Garner of Jewell, Iowa; daughters, Linda Gail Martin and Billy Joyce Naber, both of Eastland; and three grandchildren.

Hall & Sons Funeral Home
Comanche, (915) 356-5214
 

Bessie D. Gartman
GRAHAM -- Bessie D. Gartman, 89, a homemaker, died Friday in Irving.

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

Bessie D. Gartman was born Sept. 29, 1907, in Weatherford.

McMillan-Satterwhite Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-3773
 

Earl W. Gring
STEPHENVILLE -- Earl Warren Gring, 58, a Stephenville city employee, died Wednesday at a Stephenville hospital.

Memorial service: 4 p.m. Monday at Stephenville Funeral Home.

Earl Warren Gring was born Jan. 3, 1938, in Laporte, Ind. He was an Army veteran. He had lived 18 years in Stephenville and was previously from Indiana.

Survivors: Wife, Karen of Stephenville; son, Joshua Gring of Valparaiso, Ind.; daughters, Connie Ransom and Laura Smith of Indiana; brother, William Gaylord Gring Jr. of Laporte, Ind.; sister, Joellen Gring Simpson of Wausaukee, Wis.; and granddaughter, Nicole Ohm.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161
 

Alyce M. Holliday
FORT WORTH -- Alyce Marie Mays Holliday, 78, a retired counselor with the Fort Worth school district, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Greater St. James Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Alyce Marie Mays Holliday was born July 9, 1918, in Longview, the daughter of Lizzie and George Mays. She was the youngest of the four children and the only girl. She attended the public school in Longview and advanced her education by attending Bishop College in Marshall. She recevived a B.S. degree in education.

She married the late Rev. C.A. Holliday and was faithfully his first lady until his death in 1987. She was a faithful Christian and served the Lord with her husband during his pastorage in Tyler, Marshall and Fort Worth. She was always a member of the church choir and instituted children's programs whereever she was the first lady. Her longest tenure as first lady was at Greater St. James Baptist Church where she had remained a member from 1952 until her death.

She taught successfully in the public schools of Fort Worth, at Kirkpatrick and James E. Guinn. After receiving her master's degree in counseling, she joined the staff at Morningside Junior High School as a full-time counselor. Alyce Holliday was a great inspiration to all the students she counseled and taught and was a motivating force in the circles of teachers and counselors with whom she worked. Everything she did and accomplished was in the name of the Lord and for the benefit of lives she touched.

Survivors: Daughters, Marie Antoinette Holliday, DMD, of Fort Worth, Alyce Holliday Skinner and her husband, Dr. Phillip Skinner, of Fort Worth, and Carretta "Pinkie" Adele Holliday of Carrollton; grandchildren, Clinton Carranza and Christopher Charles Battle and Melanie Adair and Leonard Nathaniel Jones; niece, Carrie Alyce Mays; cousin, Nellie Mapps, both of Los Angeles; and her closest friends since college, Hazel Partee and Bessie Rowe, both of Dallas.

Baker Funeral Home
301 E. Rosedale St., 332-4468
 

Winifred E. Jacobs
HURST -- Winifred Edwards Jacobs, 98, a grocery store owner, died Thursday at a Euless nursing center.

Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Lucas Funeral Home. Burial: Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Cranberry, Pa.

Winifred Edwards Jacobs was born March 31, 1898, in North Braddock, Pa. He was a member of Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Linda Jacobs of Fort Worth; daughters and son-in-law, Ruth N. Keck of Maryland and Judy and Art Ruth of North Richland Hills; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

James E. Jutson
CLEBURNE -- James E. Jutson, 69, a retired Menasco Machine Shop machinist, died Thursday at a Cleburne nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Martin's Funeral Home in Cleburne. Burial: Green- acres Memorial Park.

James E. Jutson was born Feb. 26, 1927, in Malakoff.

Martin's Funeral Home
Cleburne, (817) 558-3250
 

Lloyd H. Lance
PROCTOR -- Lloyd Herman Lance, 76, a retired mechanic for Halliburton Oil Field Services at Monahans, passed away Thursday at a Comanche hospital after a sudden illness.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Eastside Baptist Church. Burial: Comanche Gardens of Memory. Officiating: Rev. Don Longoria.

Lloyd Lance was born Jan. 10, 1920, in Lone Wolf, Okla., the son of Herman and Mary Jane Lance. He was married to Geneva Sehested on Nov. 23, 1946. She preceded him in death on April 3, 1995. He moved to Proctor in 1984. He was a Baptist and a member of Eastside Baptist Church.

Memorials: Eastside Baptist Church or to the American Diabetes Association of Texas, 9430 Research, Echelon II, Suite 300, Austin, Texas 78759.

Survivors: Sons, Larry Lance of Arlington and Lloyd Lance of Okeene, Okla.; daughters, Linda Lear of Georgetown, Jeannie Watt of O'Keene, Okla., and Mary Jo George of Oklahoma.

Hall & Sons Funeral Home
Comanche, (915) 356-5214
 

Donald R. Lane
ARLINGTON -- Donald R. Lane, 66, an engineer for airlines, died Monday in Arlington.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. today in Moore Memorial Gardens.

Memorials: Scottish Rite Children's Foundation.

Donald R. Lane was born Aug. 7, 1930, in Evanston, Ill.

Survivors: Wife of 39 years, Carol Lane of Arlington; sons, Robert Lane of Arlington and David Lane and his wife, Kim, of Amarillo; daughter, Cathy Mason and her husband, Bill, of Rockwall; brother, Roy Lane of Fredericksburg; and grandchildren, Jena, Megan and Kelse.

Moore Funeral Home
1219 N. Davis Drive, 275-2711
 

Julie R. Leverett and Harlee C. Cook
RIO VISTA -- Julie Rene Leverett, 31, a licensed vocational nurse at Grandview Nursing Home in Grandview, and Harlee Cheynea Cook, her newborn daughter, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Rio Vista Cemetery.

Julie Rene Leverett was born Nov. 5, 1965, in Cleburne.

Survivors: Julie Rene Leverett is survived by her son, Christopher Sanderson of Rio Vista; a daughter, Magean Nichole Leverett of Rio Vista; parents, Julius and Sondra Leverett of Rio Vista; brothers, Curtis Leverett and Danny Leverett, both of Rio Vista; sister, Paula Prine; and fiancee, Russell D. Cook of Rio Vista.

Harlee Cheynea Cook is survived by her father, Russell D. Cook of Rio Vista; brother, Christopher Sanderson of Rio Vista; sister, Magean Nichole Leverett of Rio Vista; and grandparents, Julius and Sondra Leverett of Rio Vista.

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

Joe H. Loller Jr.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Joe "Jocko" Henry Loller Jr., 45, a Native American artist, antique dealer and crystal miner, died Dec. 20 in Oklahoma City after a long battle with cancer.

Memorial service: Will be held at the home of his mother, Lee Loller, in Quitman, Texas.

Joe Loller Jr. was born June 16, 1951, in Athens, Texas. He resided in the Fort Worth area from 1959 until 1994, when he moved to Oklahoma City to persue his artistic career in Native American art. His last art show was in December 1996 with the American Cancer Society at the Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He was a 1969 graduate of Azle High School in Azle, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Henry Loller Sr.

Survivors: Mother, Leola "Lee" Loller of Quitman; sister, Gloria M. Loller of Fort Worth; brothers, Richard A. Loller of Winnsboro and Allen F. Loller of Bryan; son, Cory Don Stevenson of Burleson; grandson, Cory Don Stevenson Jr. of Burleson; nieces, Jennifer Kyle Bates of Azle and Amber Kay Loller of Seattle, Wash.; and nephews, Brent Edward Bates of Austin and Richard A. Loller Jr. of Winnsboro.
 

Nancy L. Martin
WHITE SETTLEMENT -- Nancy Lora Martin, 91, a homemaker, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Nancy Lora Martin was born June 10, 1905, in Copperas Cove. She was a member of the Baptist faith for 83 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, E.R. "Bill" Martin, and a daughter, Catherine Lucile White.

Survivors: Daughters, Billie Rogers and Norma Martin, both of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Bill Ozborn of Baltimore, Md., and Vicki Nitschke and Diane LaRue Holman, both of Fort Worth; great-grandchildren, Michelle Peebles, Chris Nitschke, Holly Carlisle, Tabitha Holman, Nathan Holman and Brooke Nitschke, all of Fort Worth; great-great- grandchildren, Connor Carlisle and Cooper Carlisle, both of Fort Worth; sister, Pauline Ross of Rule; and numerous nieces and nephews and friends.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Rd., 336-0584
 

Reba Martin
FORT WORTH -- Reba Martin, 86, a homemaker, died Friday at a local care center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Reba Martin was born Oct. 26, 1910, in Sevierville, Tenn. She was a member of Southwayside Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert E. Martin in 1984.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Donna Martin of Fort Worth; and grandchildren, Eric Martin of Luke AFB, Phoenix, Ariz., and Renee Martin of Fort Worth.

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

Deward W. Maynard
RISING STAR -- Deward Worley Maynard, 80, a retired farmer, died Thursday in Cross Plains.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Higginbotham Funeral Home in Rising Star. Burial: Romney Cemetery near Rising Star. Visitation: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Deward Worley Maynard was born April 26, 1916, in Romney.

Higginbotham Funeral Home
Rising Star, (817) 643-4321
 

Blanche Moody
GORDON -- Blanche Moody, 89, a homemaker and retired waitress and ranch helper, died Friday in Eastland.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Gordon. Burial: New Gordon Cemetery.

Blanche Moody was born July 27, 1907, in Morgan Mill.

Edwards Funeral Home
Strawn, (817) 672-5231
 

Travis Burt Neff
POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE -- Travis Burt Neff, 60, a paint contractor, died Thursday at a Graham hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at White's Funeral Home. Burial: McAdams Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. today.

Travis Burt Neff was born April 26, 1936, in Sentinel, Okla.

Survivors: Wife, Rose Neff of Possum Kingdom Lake; sons, Bart Neff of Euless and Brent Neff of Colleyville; sister, Dean Martin of Bedford; and grandchildren, Candace and Josh Neff of Colleyville.

White's Funeral Home
Mineral Wells, (817) 325-3311
 

Mary E. Nivin
MERIDIAN -- Mary E. Nivin, 96, a homemaker, died Thursday in Clifton.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church of Meridian. Burial: Meridian Cemetery. Visitation: 1 to 3 p.m. today at Lawson Funeral Home.

Mary Nivin was born Sept. 15, 1900, in Brenham, Texas.

Lawson Funeral Home
Meridian, (817) 435-2792
 

Opal E. Oden
KEENE -- Opal Ethel Oden, 85, a retired schoolteacher, died Thursday in Keene.

Funeral: 3 p.m. today at Seventh-day Adventist Church in Keene. Burial: Keene Memorial Park.

Memorials: Keene Adventist Elementary School.

Opal Ethel Oden was born May 28, 1911, in Wolf City.

Survivors: Sons, Quinton M. Oden of Keene and Harold D. Oden of Loveland, Colo.; brothers, Lloyd T. Lamberson of Fort Worth; sisters, Frances Kowalski of Palm Beach, Fla., Patsy Greenwood of Mansfield and Betty Ruth Shockley of Trenton; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Ben Oxford Jr.
FORT WORTH -- Ben Oxford Jr., 69, a retired Fort Worth school district employee, died Tuesday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Good Shepherd Gospel Temple Church of God in Christ. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens.

Ben Oxford Jr. was born in Wichita Falls.

Rev's Funeral Parlor
3615 Vaughn Blvd., 536-0200
 

James E. Pace
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- James Earl Pace, 80, a retired accountant, died Friday at a local hospital.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday in Bourland Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

James Pace was born June 15, 1916, in Rose Hill, Va.

Survivors: Wife of 52 years, Thelma T. Pace of North Richland Hills; sons, Larry Pace of Charlotte, N.C., Philip Pace of Grapevine and James Ancil Pace of Detroit; and daughter, Sharon L. De Fino of Euless.

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

Evon Penson
FORT WORTH -- Evon Penson, 42, a nurse, died Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Rev's Funeral Parlor. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Garden. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Evon Penson was born Dec. 16, 1954, in Wilmington, Del.

Rev's Funeral Parlor
3615 Vaughn Blvd., 536-0200
 

John Phillips III
FORT WORTH -- John Phillips III, 56, a retired construction worker, died Tuesday in Galveston.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

John Phillips was born May 17, 1940, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Wife, Doris Phillips; sons, John Richard Phillips and Ricky Harper; daughters, Sheila Phillips, Jacqueline Watson, Kimberly Stennett and Yolanda Harper; parents, John and Lora Phillips II; brothers, Berneal Phillips and Joe Anthony Phillips; 10 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors
4000 Miller Ave., 531-8666
 

Loyce Plumlee
WEATHERFORD -- Loyce Plumlee, 87, a retired rancher, died Thursday in Weatherford.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Cotten- Bratton Funeral Chapel. Burial: Zion Hill Cemetery.

Loyce Plumlee was born June 13, 1909, in Weatherford. He was a lifelong resident of Parker County. He was a founding member of Zion Hill Community Center. He was a former trustee for the Peaster schools and was active in the Zion Hill Cemetery Association. He was known for excellent breeding of quarter horses and high quality coastal hay.

Survivors: Daughters, Levonne Plumlee Overstreet and Betty Jean Plumlee Wagner; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Joe Overstreet; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Wendie R. Prescott
ARLINGTON -- Wendie Rochelle Prescott, 23, an employee of the Mansfield school district, died Tuesday in Arlington.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at Morris- Bates Mortuary. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.

Wendie Prescott was born Feb. 11, 1973, in Fort Worth. Wendie had lived in Arlington for one year after relocating from Mansfield, where she attended public schools and graduated. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Mansfield under the leadership of the former pastor C.D. Sammons, who will perform the eulogy. The pastor, Michael Evans, will officiate.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ora Lee Prescott.

Survivors: Father, Mr. Eugene Prescott; her legal guardians, grandmother, Louise Hawkins, and aunt and uncle, Brenda and Norman Norwood, all of Mansfield; brother, Cedric Scott Taylor of Mansfield; sister, Skyla K. Taylor of Arlington; two uncles; many, many cousins, nieces and nephews; and a host of many, many friends.

Morris-Bates Mortuary
1700 Evans Ave., 926-6263
 

Virginia Prince
GRANBURY -- Virginia Prince, 61, owner and operator of Virginia Arts & Crafts, died Thursday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. today at Wiley Funeral Home. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne.

Virginia Prince was born March 17, 1935, in Natchitoches, La. She was a member of Southside Baptist. She lived in Granbury for two years and was formerly of Fort Worth 32 years.

Survivors: Husband, Fred Prince of Granbury; sons, Freddy Prince of Dallas, Robert Tanis and Timothy Tanis, both of Azle, and Bill Prince of Fort Worth; brothers, Joseph Britt of Fort Worth, Charles Britt of Arlington and Carl Britt of Haltom City; sister, Shirley McGee of Natchitches; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; 11 nephews; two nieces; and friends.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

Creed O. Richardson
STEPHENVILLE -- Creed O. Richardson, 89, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Lacy Funeral Home. Officiating: the Rev. Leaon Johnston. Burial: Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

Creed O. Richardson was born Aug. 12, 1907, in Chattanooga, Tenn. He married Sally Price on Jan. 8, 1945, in Belton. Mr. Richardson was the retired owner of a Texaco service station in Fort Worth and had also worked for General Dynamics.

Survivors: His wife, Sally Richardson of Stephenville; son, Harvey Ivey of Fort Worth; daughters, Denise Cicero of Mansassas, Va., Jo Burton of Fort worth and Margorie Brown Ward of Stephenville; 13 grandchildren; and 27 great- grandchildren.

Lacy Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 968-2102
 

Verna M. Riggs
PONY CREEK -- Verna Meador Riggs, 86, a homemaker, died Friday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Stephenville Funeral Home. Burial: Pony Creek Cemetery.

Verna Meador Riggs was born June 9, 1910, in Erath County.

Survivors: Sons, J.C. Riggs and Bill Riggs of Stephenville; daughter, Jean Noonkester of Stephenville; brother, C.H. Meador of Fort Worth; sister, Oleta Meador Jackson of Bluff Dale; nine grandchildren; and 17 great- grandchildren.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161
 

Alvin T. Russell
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Alvin T. Russell, 85, a mechanic, died Tuesday at a hospital in Albuquerque.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. today in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Alvin T. Russell was born Dec. 17, 1911, in Denton.

Survivors: Wife, Opal Russell of Albuquerque; son, Alvin R. Russell of Hurst; daughters, Clara Jo Gudat of Weatherford and Letha Ann Parra of Memphis; brothers, Lloyd Russell of Mansfield, Tommy Russell of Maypearl, Marvin Russell of Fort Worth, Bobby Russell of Garland and Gene Russell of Mansfield; sister, Dola Pugh of Mansfield; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grand- children.

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

Robert E. Smart
WOODSON -- Robert E. Smart, 68, a production foreman, died Thursday at an Albany hospital.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. today in Woodson Cemetery.

Robert E. Smart was born July 16, 1928.

Melton Funeral Home
Breckenridge, (817) 559-3311
 

Hildagarde B. Steele
FORT WORTH -- Hildagarde Barman "Joann" Steele, 75, a retired nurse, died Wednesday at an Azle hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. today at Silver Creek United Methodist Church. Burial: Ash Creek Cemetery in Azle.

Hildagarde Barman "Joann" Steele was born April 27, 1921, in Woodruff County, Ark. She had lived in the Azle area for 38 years and was a member of Silver Creek United Methodist Church.

Survivors: Husband, C. Bailey Steele of Azle; stepsons, David Steele of Lake Worth and Charles Steele of Poolville; niece, Glenda Kay Banks of Lake Worth; nephew, Billy J. Banks of Lake Worth; and sister-in-law, Murl Barman of Moro, Ark.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341
 

Elmer Stires
IREDELL -- Elmer Stires, 61, a home builder, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Iredell First Baptist Church. Burial: Mitchell Cemetery.

Elmer Stires was born June 25, 1935, in Manor, Kan.

Lawson Funeral Home
Meridian, (817) 435-2792
 

Lavaughn J. Tucker Jr.
GRAHAM -- Lavaughn Joe Tucker Jr., 73, a retired grocery store worker, died Wednesday in Weatherford.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. today at Pioneer Cemetery.

Lavaughn Joe Tucker Jr. was born Oct. 7, 1923, in Olney.

McMillan-Satterwhite Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-3773
 

Ray Vaughn Sr.
GLEN ROSE -- Ray Vaughn Sr., 65, owner and operator of Vaughn's Exxon Station & Shot Gun Ranch, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Wiley Funeral Home. Burial: Squaw Creek Cemetery in Rainbow.

Ray Vaughn Sr. was born Jan. 9, 1931, in Rusk. He was a Catholic.

Survivors: Former wife and friend, Katherine Vaughn of Austin; sons, Ray Vaughn Jr. and Jim Vaughn, both of Glen Rose; daughter, Donia Gill of Glen Rose; brothers, Pete Vaughn of Rusk, John Vaughn of Mesquite and Clyde Vaughn of Rusk; sisters, Laura Wyatt of Lufkin, Helen Durrett of Jacksonville and Ruby Gentry of Rusk; and grandchildren, Stevi Vaughn and Bart Vaughn, both of Glen Rose.

Wiley Funeral Home
Glen Rose, (817) 897-2288
 

Frank J. Vicino
FORT WORTH -- Frank J. Vicino, 87, a retired insurance salesman, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: Sunday until 9:30 a.m. Monday.

Frank J. Vicino was born July 9, 1909, in New City City, N.Y. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Ridglea County Club, Fort Worth Rotary Club, the Elks Lodge, and the Twosome Class at First United Methodist Church. He was a Mason.

Survivors: Wife, Mary Elizabeth Smith Vicino of Fort Worth; brother, Louis Vicino of Alameda, Calif.; sister, Mary Sartori of Bellerose, N.Y.; niece, Joan Sartori of South Hampton, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Lucille Hinton of Fort Worth; brother-in-law, Roy Smith of New Braunsfel; and stepgrandchildren, Charles Benson and Christina Benson of Louisville, Ky.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Rd., 336-0584
 

Lonnie Wade
FORT WORTH -- Lonnie Wade, 62, retired owner of Wade Fina and McCart Automotive, Poly Service Station and co-owner of P&L Properties, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. today at Pilgrim Valley Missionary Baptist Church. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Lonnie Wade was born Aug. 23, 1934, in Nacogdoches. He had lived in Fort Worth since 1950.

Survivors: Wife, Blondell Seay Wade; sons, Rodney Evans Sr., Laboski Seay, Cedric Darrell Walker, Andre Rashia Seay, Michael Anthony Seay and Charles Edward Seay; daughters, Trina Seay, Edna Laverne Kennedy and her husband, Charles, and Christie Henderson; brothers, Willie Wade and Hubert Wade; sisters, Lucy May Jones, Anna Francis Wade and Wilma Mitchell; and grandchildren, Veronica Wade Foster, Charles, Tina and Tosha Kennedy, Deandre, Christopher, Makale, Michael Jr. and Tameka Seay, Kelundra Davis, Rodny Evans Jr., Makesha Woods, Renee Henry, Latara White, Alvin Carter, Marc Anthony Wingo and Dreone Whitley.

Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors
4000 Miller Ave., 531-8666
 

Lucy Welborn
HUNTSVILLE, Ark. -- Lucy Welborn, 99, a homemaker, died Thursday at home.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. today in Alvarado Cemetery.

Lucy Welborn was born Nov. 21, 1897, in Fort Worth. She was a Methodist and a member of Victory Christian Center in Huntsville.

She was the widow of Robert T. Welborn.

Survivors: Son, Robert S. Welborn of Berryville, Ark.; daughter, Doris Welborn Smith of Huntsville, Ark.; grandchildren, Richard W. Smith of San Antonio and Robert D. Smith of Huntsville; and one great-grandchild.

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

Lillie Werther
DUBLIN -- Lillie Mae Turner Werther, 89, a homemaker, died Thursday in Dublin.

Graveside service: 4 p.m. today in Carlton Cemetery in Carlton.

Lillie Mae Turner Werther was born Dec. 26, 1907, in Italy, Texas.

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

Mary Lou Wilmoth
CLEBURNE -- Mary Lou Wilmoth, 86, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Cleburne.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mary Lou Wilmoth was born Dec. 24, 1910, in Meridian.

Survivors: Son, Monty Wilmoth of Dallas; daughter, Mary E. Lovett of Cleburne; daughter-in-law, Carol Wilmoth of Dallas; grandsons, Lance Lovett of Arlington, Matthew Lovett of Hurst and David Wilmoth of Plano; and granddaughter, Denise Wilmoth of Dallas.

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

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