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Published Dec. 31, 1996

Catarino Alvarado 

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at All Saints Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Mr. Catarino Alvarado was born Nov. 25, 1931, in Bastrop County. He was a member of Sociedad Fraternal Benito Juarez and the North Side Senior Citizens.

Survivors: Sons, David F. Alvarado and Antonio Alvarado; daughter, Virginia Tuhlawi; son-in-law, Ahmad Tuhlawi; daughters-in-law, Susie Alvarado and Cynthia Alvarado; brother, Bennie Alvarado; sisters, Angela Trujillo, Bonnie Reyna, Tomasa Hernandez and Pauline Trujillo; two granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter.

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

Juanice K. Apple
CLEBURNE -- Juanice Kirk Apple, 72, a homemaker, died Monday at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Annis Chapel Cemetery in Wise County. Visitation: 8 a.m. until the service today.

Juanice Kirk Apple was born Oct. 20, 1924, in Smithfield.

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

Jewell M. Austin
FORT WORTH -- Jewell M. Austin, 86, a homemaker, died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: Was 3:30 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Jewell M. Austin was born Jan. 25, 1910, in Courtney, Okla., and had lived in Fort Worth since 1952. She was a charter member of East Hills Church of Christ.

Survivors: Sons, Donald Austin of Fort Worth and G.W. Austin of Arlington; daughters, Danell Baldwin of Duncan, Okla., Hazel Arnett of Arlington, Betty Workman of Fort Worth and Esta Austin of Greenville; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild.

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

Mary G.S. Baggett
FORT WORTH -- Mary Grace Schooley Baggett, 69, a retired court reporter, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital.

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

Bearers of Mrs. Baggett's casket will be Bruce Baggett, David Baggett, Jim Ecker, Richard Gruver, Bing Rutledge and Joe Mac Sanders.

Memorials: American Diabetes Association; Brain Injury Association of America, Washington, D.C.; or a charity of choice.

A native of Pauls Valley, Okla., Mary Grace Schooley Baggett was a longtime resident of Fort Worth. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lynne Anne Baggett, in 1976. Mary was a member of St. Stephen Presbyterian Church.

Survivors: Husband of 46 years, Robert S. Baggett of Fort Worth; daughter, Pamela Baggett Johnson and her husband, Boyd of Austin; grandchildren, Paul Marcus Johnson and his wife, Diane Mitchell Johnson, and Heath Lawrence Johnson; great-grandchild, Aaron Marcus Johnson; foster daughter, Diane Urban Coady of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and uncle, Cliff Huddleston of Oklahoma City.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233
 

Jesse G. Barrera
GRANBURY-- Jesse G. "Chuy" Barrera, 59, a district manager salesman for a shoe company, died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday at Martin Funeral Home in Granbury. Burial: Holly Hills Memorial Park in Granbury. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 tonight and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Campbell Memorial Hospital in Weatherford.

Jesse Barrera was born May 29, 1937, in Pleasanton.

He had lived in Granbury 161/2 years and was a district manager for Berland's Shoe Company. He was of the Catholic faith.

Survivors: Wife, Bettye Barrera of Granbury; sons, A.J. Herberger of Fort Worth and Jim Herberger of Redding, Calif.; daughters, Leslie Sheeley of Bentonville, Ark., Jenean Lanier of Fort Worth, Nancy Baker of Tolar and Terri Larson of Casterville, Calif.; brothers, George Barrera of Pleasanton, Steve Barrera of San Antonio and Leito Barrera of Pleasanton; sisters, Anita Ortis of Pleasanton, Amelia Cisneros of Los Angeles, Calif., Pauline Longoria of Tilden and Ernestina Cadena of Floresville; 11 grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

Martin's Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-1154
 

Marvin Beam
BURLESON -- Marvin Beam, 49, an automobile wholesaler, died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital.

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

Marvin Beam was born March 10, 1947, in Fort Worth. He was pastor of New Life Ministries.

Survivors: Wife, Gayle Beam of Burleson; sons, Ronald Beam and Billy Brink, both of Burleson, Tony Beam of Bessemer, Ala., and Mike Brink of Burleson; brother and sister-in-law, Eldon and Judy Beam of Burleson; grandchildren, Britny Brink, Brendan Kaminski, Mike Brink III and Preston Jarrett, all of Burleson; and numerous friends and family.

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

Marilyn B. Brooks
FORT WORTH -- Marilyn Beth Brooks, 56, died Sunday at her home.

Graveside service: Was at 1 p.m. Monday in Memory Park Cemetery in Longview. Chaplain Michael Downs officiated.

Welch Funeral Home
Longview, (903) 753-5541
 

Johnnie G. Brown
CROWLEY -- Johnnie G. Brown, 80, a retired bookkeeper for Texas Steel, died Friday in Crowley.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Johnnie G. Brown was born March 24, 1916, in Monroe, La. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bryan H. Brown Jr.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Elaine Brown of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Eddie Maye of Clinton, Miss.; and granddaughter, Holly Hayes and her husband, Jamie, of Clinton.

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

Vanna M. Bun
FORT WORTH -- Vanna My Bun, 14, died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials: Handle With Care, Box 1569, Wimberley, Texas 78676.

Vanna My Bun was born Nov. 16, 1982, in Eastland. She was a resident of Cook Children's Medical Center for 91/2 years. She was a member of the Gerami foster family for 41/2 years.

Survivors: Foster mother, Barbara Gerami of Fort Worth; parents, My and Sakun Bun of Abilene; brothers, December Bun and Vanni Bun, both of Abilene; foster brothers, Isaac Gerami, Donny Gerami and Gregory Gerami, all of Fort Worth; aunt and uncle, Dan and Susan Wright of Alvarado; and friends and family at Cook Children's Medical Center.

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

Nella Butler
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Nella Butler, 62, a former resident of Fort Worth, died Dec. 25 at the Landstuhl (Germany) Army Base hospital of complications following surgery.

Memorial service: pending with Tuell-McKee Funeral Home in Tacoma, Wash.

At the time of her death, Nella Butler was the regional sales manager for Pfaff Sewing Systems in Army exchange facilities in Germany, England and Belgium. She was a 1952 graduate of Polytechnic High School. A licensed vocational nurse and emergency medical technician, she also worked as a volunteer with the American Red Cross, Girl Scouts of the USA and Victims Assistance Program in Pierce County, Wash.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hoyt and Eva Smith.

Survivors: Husband, Braxton D. Butler of Kaiserslautern; sister, Ina Faye Amendola of Fort Worth; children, Sonny Butler of Haltom City, Texas, Naomi Welcher and Christopher Butler of Washington and Marie Easley of Virginia; and four grandchildren.

Tuell-McKee Funeral Home
Tacoma, Wash., (206) 272-1414
 

James Calvert
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- James Calvert, 73, a self-employed distributor for Shaklee Inc. and a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, died Sunday in Bedford.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at North Richland Hills Baptist Church. Burial: Bullock Cemetery in Ranger.

Col. Calvert was born Sept. 8, 1923, in Eastland County, Texas. He was born and raised in Ranger, Texas, where he graduated from Alameda High School in 1941. He served in the Army Air Corps. He was a veteran of World War II and served as a top gunner in a B-26. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Purple Heart during his service. He reentered military service with the Air Force in 1951 and after seeing action in the Korean War and Vietnam, he retired in 1968 as a lieutenant colonel serving as Chief of Police for Strategic Air Command. During this service he was awarded three Presidential Unit Citations along with numerous service commendations. He was awarded the Silver Anvil Award for producing and participating in American rodeos under Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge People to People Program while stationed in Spain. Having attained his doctorate of science during his military career, he joined the faculty of Texas Christian University for seven years until he established Calvert Enterprises, a nutrition counseling and Shaklee business. He was a member of North Richland Hills Baptist Church. He was a 32nd degree Mason, Shriner, and Knight Templar. He was a member of the Security Air Police Association, B-26 Historical Society and the 557th Bomb Squadron Association.

Survivors: Wife, Maxine Calvert of North Richland Hills; daughters, Vicki Fischer of North Richland Hills and Becki Fowler of Blue Mound; brother, Gerald Calvert of Sun City, Ariz.; sister, Marj Lamb of Ranger; and grandchildren, Wendi Fischer of Carrollton, Greg Fischer of North Richland Hills, Stephen Fowler of Blue Mound, and Shari Fowler and Lisa Ansell, bot of Fort Worth.

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

David P. Christian
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- David P. Christian, 47, a veteran broadcaster, died Sunday in San Francisco.

Funeral: There will be no service.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to AIDS research organizations.

David P. Christian was born Feb. 2, 1949, in Fort Worth. He grew up in Fort Worth and graduated from Diamond-Hill Jarvis High School and Career Academy of Broadcasting in Houston. He was a television and radio newscaster, disc jockey and announcer.

He moved to San Francisco and became a successful commercial voice- over talent for Macy's, Golden Gate Fields and Squaw Valley Ski Resort, among others.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harvey "Bob" Christian Jr.

Survivors: Partner of 11 years, Brett Swartz of San Francisco; mother, Betty Christian of Fort Worth; sister, Cheryl Holden of Boyd; brother, Randall Christian of Lake Worth; aunt and uncle, Anne and Brown Tomme of Fort Worth; and several cousins.
 

William T. Cohron
COOL -- William Tolivor Cohron, 65, a truck driver, died Sunday at a Mineral Wells hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Baum- Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home. Burial: Millsap Cemetery in Parker County.

William Tolivor Cohron was born Oct. 15, 1931, in Throckmorton.

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

Velma Collins
COOPER -- Velma Collins, 94, a homemaker, died Sunday in Paris, Texas.

Funeral: Was at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Old Arlington Cemetery.

Velma Collins was born March 26, 1902, in Fate. She attended the Methodist church in Lakecreek.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Collins; a son, Billy Ray Collins; and her brother, Russell Hardin.

Survivors: Son, James L. Collins and his wife, Dorothy, of Cooper; daughters, Jo Ann Somers and her husband, Roy, of Pantego, Kay Cannon and her husband, Simon D., of Venus, Mary Nell Rater and her husband, Edgar, of Paris and Edna Myrle Bellomy and her husband, George, of North Richland Hills; sisters, Virgie Rone of Lubbock, Lucille Matlock and her husband, Duckett, of Mount Vernon, Edna Collins of Arlington and Arva Felty of Lubbock; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; six great- great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Mary Jane Hightower and Bertha Brown, both of Arlington.

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

Esther De Leon
FORT WORTH -- Esther De Leon, 84, a retired secretary for Jones Fence Co., died Monday at a Haltom City nursing home.

Memorial service: To be held at a later date.

Esther De Leon was born Nov. 22, 1912, in Shepherd.

Survivors: Daughter, Bobbie J. Brooks of Fort Worth; and two grandchildren.

Lucas Funeral Home
517 N. Sylvania Ave., 838-2336
 

Cora C. Dromgoole
FORT WORTH -- Cora Cordelia Dromgoole, 90, a homemaker, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: pending at Finch Funeral Chapel in Nixon. Burial: Gillette Cemetery in Gillette.

Cora Cordelia Dromgoole was born May 28, 1906, in San Antonio.

Survivors: Sons, E.W. Dromgoole of Pasadena and Curtis Dromgoole of Denver, Colo.; daughters, Ruth Hahn of Port Lavaca, Katherine Eichorne of Fort Worth and Bertha English of San Antonio; brothers, Sunny Redus of Victoria, Alvin Redus of Sheppard, Clarence Redus of Beaumont and Gus Redus of Los Angeles, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

Baumgardner Funeral Home
3704 Highway 377 S., 731-8400
 

Fred Flannigan
FORT WORTH -- Fred Flannigan, 92, died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Cryptside service: 10 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Mausoleum.

Survivors: Wife, Ruth Flannigan of Fort Worth; son, Don Flannigan of Fort Worth; sister, Lorene Newby of Mount Vernon, Ill.; grandchildren, Kimberly Hopper and Kevin and Kelly Flannigan; and several great-grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Thomas E. Hooker
STEPHENVILLE -- Thomas Edward Hooker, 80, a retired highway engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation, died Sunday at a Stephenville hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Stephenville Funeral Home. Entombment: Gardens of Memory.

Thomas Edward Hooker was born April 1, 1916, in Hico. He was raised in Hico and moved to Stephenville in 1938. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and was a life member of the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors: Wife, Viola of Stephenville; son, Eddy Hooker of Graham; brother, Jack H. Hooker of Phoeniz, Ariz.; and grandchildren, Clint Hooker of San Francisco, Calif., and Brian Hooker of Abilene.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161
 

Hazel M. Johnson
CLEBURNE -- Hazel Marie Johnson, 73, a homemaker, died Monday at a Cleburne care center.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne.

Hazel Marie Johnson was born Jan. 7, 1923, in Parker, Johnson County.

Survivors: Husband, R.E. Johnson of Cleburne; son, B.R. Johnson of Arlington; daughter, Jan Fuqua of Decatur and LuAnn Massey of Brownsboro; brothers, Fred Raymond Prince Jr. of Granbury, Jesse James Prince of Cleburne and V.G. "Sonny" Russell of Alvarado; sister, Shirley Ann Camp of Cleburne; granddaughter, Christy Raasch of Decatur; grandson, Robert B. Cartwright of Lubbock; and great-granddaughters, Haley B. Box and Alexandra Raasch, both of Decatur.

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

George A. Jones Jr.
FORT WORTH -- George "Jack" Adams Jones Jr., 94, a retired accountant, died Friday in Plano.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Greenwood Memorial Park.

George "Jack" Adams Jones Jr. was a longtime Fort Worth resident. He graduated from Tyler Business College in Tyler.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his wife, Inez Rhodes Jones, in May 1996.

Survivors: Sons, George Adams Jones III and his wife, Paulette, of Salinas, Calif., and David M. Jones and his wife, Jane Ann, of Plano; grandchildren, Jennifer Diaz-Infante' and Andrew Jones of Salinas and Michael Jones, James Jones and Laura Jones, all of Plano; and sister-in-law, Vida Thompson of Dallas.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Allyne O. Lambeth
ARLINGTON -- Allyne Opal Lambeth, 91, a homemaker, died Saturday at an Arlington nursing home.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Tuesday in Aspermont Cemetery. Officiating: the Rev. Charles Thorton.

Allyne Opal Lambeth was born in Stamford. She married P.D. Lambeth on Oct. 19, 1924, in Stamford; he preceded her in death Aug. 14, 1984. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors: Daughter, Bettye O'Dell of Arlington; one son, Beb Lambeth of Gardendale; two sisters, Elizabeth Hagler of Deming, N.M., and Rose Brown of Kingwood; one brother, Billy Sandefer of Floydada; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

McCoy Funeral Home
Aspermont (817) 989-3535
 

Virble Lankford
CLEBURNE -- Virble Lankford, 94, a retired secretary and timekeeper for Santa Fe Railway, died Sunday in Glen Rose.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Memorials: Organ Fund at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, 209 E. Wardville, Cleburne, Texas 76031.

Virble Lankford was born Dec. 4, 1902, in Somervell County. She attended Cleburne schools and Cullens Business School. She was a timekeeper and accountant for Santa Fe Railroad; sponsor of Texas Laurate Beta Mu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi; and a member of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church.

She loved to play bridge.

She married D.R. Lankford Jan. 30, 1921, in Cleburne. He preceded her in death Sept. 21, 1975.

Survivors: Daughter, Cynthia Kincaid of Nemo; son-in-law, Charles Kincaid; grandchildren, Cynthia Aldi of Grapevine and Rebecca Pesek of Dallas; grandsons-in-law, Paul Pesek of Dallas and Nicholas Aldi of Grapevine; great- grandchildren, Paul Pesek Jr. and Laura Pesek of Dallas and Nicholas Aldi Jr. and Alex Aldi of Grapevine.

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

Wesley A. Lucus
FORT WORTH -- Wesley A. Lucus, 68, an aerospace electronics technician, died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Wesley A. Lucus was born Jan. 16, 1928, in Sherburn, Minn.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Jon Wesley and Cynthia Lucus of Fort Worth; two brothers; six sisters; grandson, David Jon Lucus of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Granville G. Martin IV
AZLE -- Granville G. Martin IV, 22, an Army specialist fourth class, died Dec. 23 at Camp Zama, Japan.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Lakeside. Burial: Ash Creek Cemetery.

Granville G. Martin was born July 26, 1974, in Hobbs, N.M., and had lived in this area since 1981. He attended Azle High School, where he was on the track and field team, earning numerous awards for his contributions. He was on the team that went to the state competition, and he always maintained excellent grads and graduated in the top of his class in 1993.

Mr. Martin entered the Army at the age of 19 years and graduated from his basic training also in the top of his class. During his military career, he had earned numerous medals and awards including Outstanding Soldier; Excellence in Academics, Fitness and Leadership; Military Achievement; and Merit Honors. He was stationed with the Sta. 25th AG Postal Unit.

In addition, he enjoyed scuba diving and parachuting and was studying to be a licensed pilot.

Survivors: Father and stepmother, Granville G. Martin III and his wife, Judy, of Azle; mother and stepfather, Donna and James Brevelle of Azle; great- grandfather, Granville G. Martin Sr. of Aspermont; grandparents, Granville G. and Jannette D. Martin of Fort Worth, Don and Betty Cobb of Midland, Pat Calloway of Azle, Bill and Norma Porter of Azle and Jimmy and Cheryl Brevelle of Fort Worth; brothers, Mark H. Martin of North Richland Hills, Zachary Joseph Martin of Azle and Tommy Stevens of Azle; sisters, Tammy Lavigne of North Richland Hills and Shantel Todd of Fort Worth; a number of aunts and uncles, including Russell and Allison Martin of Boyd, Robert and Cheryl Martin of Springtown, Danny and Tonya Ferguson of Burleson, Jerry and Deborah Huckaby of Artesia, N.M., and Diane McMahan of Artesia; and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341
 

Webster McCain
FORT WORTH -- Webster McCain, 73, a retired laborer, died Dec. 21 at his home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Williams Funeral Chapel. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Webster McCain was born Oct. 26, 1923, in Waxahachie. He was a World War II Army veteran.

Survivors: Son, Isaac Durham of Dallas; daughter, Joslyn Nichelle Burnett of Fort Worth; mother, Irene Edwards of Fort Worth; brother, Isiah Edwards of Fort Worth; and sisters, Sarah Hayden, Maudell Edwards and Louise Daniels, all of Fort Worth.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

Merle K. McGinnis
FORT WORTH -- Merle Katherine McGinnis, 86, who retired from sales and management after 25 years with Stanley Home Products, died Sunday at a Fort Worth care center.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in West End Cemetery in Lingleville.

Memorials: charity of choice.

Merle Katherine McGinnis was born May 4, 1910, in Lingleville. She retired in the mid-1960s. She was a very active Baptist all her adult life. Mrs. McGinnis was the widow of Clyde Henry McGinnis, who preceded her in death Feb. 5, 1985. A son, Ronald Carl McGinnis, preceded her in death in 1981.

Survivors: Rudy Haile of Fort Worth and Joe McGinnis of Taos, N.M.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a niece, Glenda Allen, of Amarillo.

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

Charlie M. Meadows
FORT WORTH -- Charlie Mae Meadows, 75, a homemaker, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Charlie Mae Meadows was born June 12, 1921, in Waco. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther L. Meadows.

Survivors: Sons, Lonnie Allen of Newark and Douglas Allen of Forney; daughters, Patsy Timms of Terrell, Gladys Ann Hegar of Gravette, Ark., Mary Wright of Fort Worth and Shirley Stone of Watauga; brothers, Carroll Lee of Waco and Alvin Lee of Fort Worth; sister, Joyce Jean Hinton of Dallas; and 22 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

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

Jerry Modrich Jr.
DECATUR -- Jerry Modrich Jr., 67, a self-employed welder, died Monday at a nursing home.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. today in Sycamore Cemetery in Wise County.

Jerry Modrich Jr. was born June 20, in Detroit, Mich.

He was married to Doris Driskell Modrich, who preceded him in death in February 1989. He was a World War II Army Air Forces veteran.

Survivors: Dear friends, Karen Hagan and Robert Markle of Decatur and James Hagan Jr. and Tina Curry of Sunset.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959
 

James B. Morris
GORMAN -- James Brook Morris, 86, a retired lease operator for Mobil Oil Co., died Sunday at a De Leon hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Higginbotham Funeral Home. Burial: Oaklawn Cemetery in Gorman.

James Morris was born March 26, 1910.

Higginbotham Funeral Home
Gorman, (817) 734-2272
 

Laura Oakes
FORT WORTH -- Laura Oakes, 53, owner and operator of a commercial cleaning business, died Dec. 24 in Fort Worth.

Visitation: Noon to 7 p.m. today.

Memorials: American Heart Association.

Laura Oakes was born Oct. 28, 1943, in Parsons, Kan. Laura was well loved by her family and friends. Her sense of humor will be sorely missed.

Survivors: Son, Shane Henry Hapner of Houston; daughters and their husbands, Robin Lynn and Alan Clark and Lori Kay and Shel Buhrle, all of Houston; father, Harley Stover of Parsons; sister and her husband, Larry and Kay Cackler of Green River, Wyo.; grandchildren, Jason Scott Clark and Keaton Douglas Clark; and nephew and nieces, Michael, Melissa and Lara.

Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel
7301 E. Lancaster Ave., 451-3333
 

Mary Oliver
FORT WORTH -- Mary Oliver, 77, a homemaker, died Monday at home.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Stephen Presbyterian Church. Visitation: until 2:30 p.m. today at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Burial: private.

Memorials: St. Stephen Presbyterian Church or the American Cancer Society.

Mary Oliver was born Sept. 29, 1919, in Montague. She was a member of St. Stephen Presbyterian Church and a volunteer at All Saints Hospital for more than 20 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Oliver.

Survivors: Daughters, Paige Daniel of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Lindsay and Casey Daniel of Fort Worth; and nieces and nephews.

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

Hershel C. Pierce
FORT WORTH -- Hershel C. "Buck" Price, 82, a retired produce business owner, died Sunday at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. today.

Hershel Pierce was born Feb. 14, 1914. He was a member of the American Legion and First Baptist Church of Lakeside. Mr. Pierce was a champion domino player and was a good father and friend to everyone.

Survivors: Sons, Hershel C. Pierce and his wife, Betty, of Houston, James A. Pierce and his wife, Carol, of Tennessee, and Bud Pierce and his wife, Dorothy, of Georgia; daughters, Elizabeth Ann Colburn and her husband, James, of Pasadena, Carolyn M. Scott and her husband, Bill, of Pasadena, Barbara Malone and her husband, Charles, of Saginaw, Wanda Powell and her husband, Travis, of Blue Mound, Nancy Tubble and her husband, Kenneth, of Meridian, Linda Gatlin and her husband, Jimmy, and Bonnie Luper and her husband, David, all of Fort Worth, and Debbie Winnett and her husband, Allen, of North Richland Hills; brother, Boyd A. Pierce of Burleson; sister, Cleo Dunn of Abilene; 39 grandchildren; and 44 great- grandchildren.

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

George J. Price
STEPHENVILLE -- George Jeff Price, 56, self-employed, died Monday at a Stephenville hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Thursday in Gardens of Memory.

George Jeff Price was born Sept. 5, 1940, in Linden. He had lived in Stephenville for 20 years and was a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Survivors: Wife, Fairy; son, James Price of Stephenville; daughters, Cindy Williams, Karen Wells and Georgia Waddell, all of Stephenville, Dawn Price of Early and Sharon Ezell of Pittsburg, Texas; brother, Danny Price of Stephenville; sisters, Katherine Copeland of Atlanta, Texas, Ruth Bobbitt of Linden and Betty French of Pittsburg; and six grandchildren.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161
 

Ralph Rios
FORT WORTH -- Ralph Rios, 71, owner and president of an automobile leasing company, died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Cathedral. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at Greenwood Funeral Home. Rosary: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Ralph Rios Scholarship Fund at TCU; St. Patrick Cathedral; or Our Mother of Mercy School, 1003 E. Terrell, Fort Worth 76104.

Ralph Rios was born July 17, 1925, in Fort Worth. He was preceded in death by his parents, N.C. Rios Sr. and Victoria Ruiz Rios.

Survivors: Wife, Carmen Rios of Fort Worth; brothers, N.C. Rios Jr. and Raul Rios, both of Fort Worth; sister, Rachel Rios Pulido of Fort Worth; sisters and brothers-in-law, Connie and Manuel Sosa of Fort Worth and Hope and Rudy Munoz of Dallas; sisters-in-law, Carlotta Hernandez of Fort Worth and Angie Hernandez; mother-in-law, Mrs. R.M. de Zambrano; and several nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Anna M. Roberts
ABILENE -- Anna Mae Roberts, 92, a homemaker, died Saturday at an Abilene care center, where she had lived for seven years.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at First Christian Church of Haskell. Officiating: Dusty Garison.

Memorials: charity of choice.

Anna Mae Roberts was born May 26, 1904, in Kaufman and was a longtime resident of Haskell County. She attended college at West Texas State and Wayland Baptist and taught in the Cottonwood, Mattson and Rule schools for over 27 years. She was a member of First Christian Church and a former member of Weinert Home Demonstration Club.

Mrs. Roberts was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Roberts; a daughter, Anna Jean King; and one grandchild.

Survivors: Two daughters, Margaret Rush of Abilene and Mary Lou Wolf of Burkburnett; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild.

Holden-McCauley Funeral Directors
Haskell, (817) 864-2151
 

Edith Thompson
NEW BOSTON -- Edith Thompson, 69, a homemaker, died Sunday in Crowley.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Edith Thompson was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Erwin, Tenn.

Survivors: Husband, Paul W. Thompson of New Boston; sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Teresa Anthony and Steven and Karen Anthony, all of Keller; daughter and son-in-law, Suzette and Phillip Edwards of Crowley; nine grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; and four sisters.

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

Wesley E. Tucker
ARLINGTON -- Wesley E. "Wes" Tucker, 79, a retired insurance agent, died Saturday in Arlington.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Pallbearers: Rachel Bowling, Brenda Wier, Harold Burks, Jim Nitschke, Chris Nitschke, Dean Parkinson, Tracy Snyder and Dean Stuck.

Memorials: Home for Aged Masons in Arlington.

Wesley E. "Wes" Tucker was born June 25, 1917, in Pond, Calif. He was a retired Farmers Insurance Group agent. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Arlington and a former member of First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge.

Mr. Tucker was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Mae Tucker, in 1993.

Survivors: All of Fort Worth, son, Bill Tucker; daughter, Mary Langley; and grandsons, Andrew Langley and Scott Langley.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

James L. Turner Jr.
SANTO -- James Luther Turner Jr., 18, a student, died Sunday in Palo Pinto County.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Santo. Burial: North Santo Cemetery in Santo.

James L. Turner Jr. was born Feb. 22, 1978, in Ranger.

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

Annah F. White
FORT WORTH -- Annah Faye White, 79, a retired secretary, died Thursday at a Bedford hospital.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Thursday at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas.

Memorials: Fort Worth Alzheimer's Association.

Annah Faye White was born June 9, 1917, in Wichita Falls to Edward J. Williams and Mattie Ewell Birdsong. She became a Fort Worth resident upon entering the Masonic Home at the age of 13. It was at the Masonic Home that she met her future husband, Thomas "Allie" White, who was a star player and longtime assistant football coach at Texas Christian University. They were married in 1935 and remained married until Allie's recent death on Oct. 20, 1996.

During World War II and the years immediately following, Mrs. White left Fort Worth during Mr. White's naval enlistment and early coaching career. Within a few years of their return to Fort Worth in 1951, Mrs. White became employed at the Federal Hospital and remained there until her retirement in the late 1970s.

Mrs. White filled her later years with frequent travel, arts and crafts and visiting friends and family. Never one to forget her roots, she and Allie were frequent attendees at the Masonic Home reunion held annually at various Texas sites.

Mrs. White was extremely loving and generous with her family. Many of her nieces and nephews benefitted from her generosity when it came time to pay for college expenses, braces or other needs.

Those who know Annah Faye well are comforted by the thought that she is reunited with Allie.

Survivors: Brother, Edward Williams; three sisters, Suzie White, Mildred Connelley and Mary Pickering; and two nephews, John Connelley and Tim Connelley.

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

Joella Young
FORT WORTH -- Joella Young, 77, a retired nurse, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Joella Young was born Nov. 6, 1919, in Bastrop. She retired in 1987.

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

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