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Eldon F. Andrews
FORT WORTH -- Eldon F. Andrews, 78, a locksmith and owner of Massie Supply Co., died Saturday at home.

Funeral:11 a.m. Tuesday at Meadowbrook United Methodist Church. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at Thompson's Harveson & Cole.

Officiant: Rev. Neil Norman.

Memorials: Meadowbrook United Methodist Church.

Mr. Andrews was an Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a member of Meadowbrook United Methodist Church. He was a Kiwanian for many years and was a member of East Fork Lodge, AF&AM in Wylie.

Survivors: Wife, Annie Lee Jordan Andrews; sons, William Eldon Andrews of Fort Worth and Edward Aaron Andrews of Colleyville; daughter, Paula Fae Carrington of Fort Worth; sisters, Dessie Walters of Fort Worth and Delphine Brockington of Euless; grandchildren, Laura Renner, Andrew Carrington, Elizabeth Carrington and Joey Andrews; great-grandchild, Holly Renner; and nieces and nephews.

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

Mary Ashmore
ARLINGTON -- Mary "Kit" Ashmore, 82, a homemaker, died Saturday in Arlington.

No services planned.

Memorials: American Heart Association.

Mary Ashmore was born Oct. 11, 1914, in Reading, Pa.

She was preceded in death by a son, James Davis Ashmore and husband, Joseph.

Survivors: Son, Joseph and wife, Diana Ashmore of Bedford; daughter, Barbara Ashmore of Watauga; and grandson, Jason Ashmore of Arlington.

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

Clara N. Ballard
MINGUS -- Clara Naretto Ballard, 75, a retired auditing employee of Montgomery Ward, died Friday in Stephenville.

Graveside service:10 a.m. today in New Gordon Cemetery in Gordon.

Clara Naretto Ballard was born Jan. 2, 1922, in Mingus and worked for Montgomery Ward 15 years.

Edwards Funeral Home
Strawn, (817) 672-5231

Tillie Barbee
MINERAL WELLS -- Tillie Barbee, 88, a homemaker, died Saturday at a Mineral Wells hospital.

Funeral:2 p.m. today at Baum- Carlock-Bumgardner Chapel. Burial: Old Gordon Cemetery in Palo Pinto County.

Tillie Barbee was born Sept. 30, 1908, in Palo Pinto County.

Mineral Wells, (817) 325-4422

Allen B. Boger Jr.
FORT WORTH-- Allen Bost Boger Jr., 74, who retired from the Air Force, died Saturday at a Fort Worth Hospital.

Memorial Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Salvation Army Northside Corps, 3023 N.W. 24th, Fort Worth.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 4528, Fort Worth, Texas 76164-0528.

Allen Bost Boger Jr. was born Dec. 28, 1922, in Danville, Va. He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force. He retiried after 24 years, in 1961. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was an active member of the Salvation Army church in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Wife, Anna of Fort Worth; children, Leanna Noble of Los Angeles, Calif., Peter Squire Boger-Genaro of Dallas; Lynn Boger McKinney of Aledo; grandchildren, Leah Boger of Carrollton, Jarrett Allen McKinney and Logan Keith McKinney of Aledo, Zachary Dominic and Marisa Kate Boger-Genaro of Dallas.

William Brey
IRVING-- William E. "Bill" Brey, 91, a grocery manager, died Wednesday at an Irving care center.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Rita Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Vigil: 5:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

William Brey was born August 8, 1905 in Petit, Ky.

Survivors: Wife, Sue Brey of Irving; sons, William E. Brey of Chicago, Ill. and James R. Brey of Austin; daughter, Mary Regina Sitz of Irving; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two step- grandsons.

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

Sam J. Brickell
HALTOM CITY -- Sam J. Brickell Sr., 79, a retired trucker, died Sunday in a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at a Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Brickell was born Oct. 13, 1917, in Johnson County.

He worked and retired from Jones Truck Lines in Dallas. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of Trinity Assembly of God.

Survivors: Wife, Rhea Brickell of Haltom City; son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Starr Brickell of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Dennis Brown of Azle; brother, Walter Brickell of Haltom City; sisters, Helen Cockroft of Granbury, Florence Morphew of Richland Hills, Laura Jones of Snyder; five grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

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

Rose E. Brown
GAINESVILLE -- Rose Ell Brown, 89, a retired licensed vocational nurse, died Sunday in Gainesville.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Wednesday in Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie.

Memorials: NCTC Faculty Association Scholarship Fund.

Rose Brown was born Nov. 9, 1907.

Clement-Keel Funeral Home
Gainesville, (817) 665-4341

Ruby R. Clark
BURLESON -- Ruby Richeson Clark, 90, a homemaker, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Burleson.

Ruby Clark was born Nov. 9, 1906, in Burleson.

She was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star, a member of the Methodist Woman's Society, Burleson Garden Club and The Eumathian Club. She was a charter member of the Burleson Cemetery Association. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Burleson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Noble L. Clark; sons, Robert E. Clark and Noble Ney Clark; and grandsons, Russell Clark and Jeff Johnson. Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Survivors: Daughter, Carrol Clark Johnson of Lubbock; daughters-in-law, Patricia Clark Mikeska, Charlene Clark Carleton, both of Dallas; sisters, Juanita Jones of Fort Worth, Geneva Provenzano of Port Arthur, Marie Hiscock of Burlington, Wash., grandchildren, Ron Clark, Ellen Clark, Jill Johnson, Mike Mikeska, Cheryl Mikeska; great grandson, Austin Robert Clark; and several nieces and nephews.

Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson
Burleson, 295-5211

Edward G. Covey
BURLESON -- Edward G. "Ed" Covey, 65, a retired General Motors supervisor, died Saturday in Burleson.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Moore Funeral Chapel. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Covey was born Feb. 26, 1931, in Arlie. He was a member of the Northside Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jannis; son, Timothy; and father, Arthur.

Survivors: Wife, Arnie Vae Covey of Burleson; mother, Leona Covey of Grapevine; brother, Kenneth and wife, Lydia Covey of Grapevine; one sister-in- law and family; three brothers-in-law and families; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Clifford Dart
CLEBURNE -- Clifford Dart, 76, who retired as a General Tire & Rubber Company worker in Odessa, died Saturday in Cleburne.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church of Cleburne. Burial: Alvord Cemetery.

Mr. Dart was born Feb. 5, 1920, in Park Springs.

Survivors: All of Cleburne; wife, Wilma Dart; daughter, Ellen Parnell, both of Cleburne; and grandchild, Wesley Parnell.

Cleburne, (817) 558-2322

Derrick L. Dowse
BEDFORD -- Derrick Lee Dowse, 13, a Central Junior High School student, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. today at Lucas Funeral Home. Burial: Private.

Derrick Dowse was born Dec. 9, 1983, in Fort Worth.

He was an honor roll student. He sang in the school choir and played football. He was popular and was loved by his teachers, friends and family.

Survivors: Mother, Sarah Dowse of Bedford; father, Stuart Scranton of Thedford, Neb.; stepfather, Juan Angula of Bedford; grandparents, Doyle and Sue Dowse of Halsey, Neb., Bill and Norma Scranton of Nebraska,; grandmother, Joyce Cary Sargent of Nebraska; aunt, Lygia Madron of Miami, Fla.; and uncles, Micheal Dowse of Auburn, Neb. and Ed Scranton of Thedford, Neb.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271

James W. Finney
ARLINGTON -- James W. Finney, 65, a neurophysiologist, died Friday in Arlington.

Funeral:2 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Chapel. Private entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Friends may call until 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Shriners Children's Burn Center or charity of choice.

James. W. Finney was born Nov. 10, 1931, in Illinois. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Clown Unit of the Shriners.

Survivors: Wife, Vivian M. Finney of Arlington; daughters, Joy Z. Johnson of Rockdale and Gaye M. Fields of St. Louis, Mo.; brothers, E.F. Finney Jr. of Villa Park, Ill., Robert W. Finney of Marn, Mich., Wallace Finney of Tacoma, Wash., and Thomas Finney of Wheaton, Ill.; grandchildren, James L. Alford II and Kimberly Y. Schmit; and great- grandchild, Brett S. Schmit.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

David L. George
BEDFORD -- David Lloyd George, 71, a retired Southwest Airlines supervisor, died Friday at a local hospital.

Funeral:3 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Hurst, 1801 Norwood Drive.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made in the name of Mr. George to Alternative Living for Mentally Retarded Adults, PO Box 879, Bowie Texas 76730.

Mr. George was born April 18, 1925, in Hankinson, N.D.

Survivors: Wife, Norma of Bedford; son, Mark George of Everett, Wash.; daughters, Gail Talbott and her husband, Bob of Sierra Madre, Calif., Joni George of Bowie, Julie Hatfield of Bedford and Jackie Marsh of Jacksonville, Ark.; mother, Agatha George of Mesa, Ariz.; brother, John George of Encinitas, Calif.; sisters, Beverly Freese of Mesa, and Betty Olson of Hillsboro, N.D.; and six grandchildren.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

Mariana B. Haritos
FORT WORTH -- Mariana Bachman Haritos, 89, a retired 30-year teacher and former owner- operator of 4th Street Minnow and Tackle Shop in Weatherford, died Thursday.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at White's Funeral Home. Burial: East Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford.

Memorials: American Cancer Society or First Methodist Church in Weatherford. Visitation: 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave. in Weatherford. Mariana Haritos was born Feb. 4, 1907, in Santa Ana.

She had a degree from Texas Tech and also attended Weatherford College. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Weatherford, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Order of Eastern Star and Delta Kappa Gamma.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Peter Haritos in 1994.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Wesley Carr of Fort Worth; sister, Minnie Ray Swofford of Baytown; nephew, Ray Swofford of Baytown; and cousin, Beatrice Dumas of Fort Worth. White's Funeral Home
Weatherford, (817) 596-4811

Billy Hay
HURST -- Billy Hay, 64, a retired truck driver, died Saturday in Dallas.

Graveside service:2 p.m. Tuesday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Mr. Hay was born March 2, 1932, in Fort Worth. He retired in 1993. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors: Wife, Margaret Hay of Hurst; sons, Michael Lee Hay and Terry Roadifer, both of Hurst, Jim Roadifer of Fort Worth, Ralph Roadifer of Villarica, Ga., and Buddy Roadifer of Missouri; daughter, Mary Ferguson of Bonterre, Mo.; brothers, Raymond Betts of Fort Worth, James Hay of Phoenix, and Leon Betts of El Paso; sister, Wanda Giles of Azle; 13 grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Maybelle R.S. Herndon
ARLINGTON -- Maybelle Reynolds Stahl Herndon, 86, a retired real estate broker, died Friday in Arlington.

Funeral:11 a.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home Chapel. Burial: Enid Cemetery.

Officiant: Robert Herndon.

Maybelle Reynolds Stahl Herndon was born Sept. 22, 1910, in Enid.

Survivors: Son, Bruce Stahl and wife, Betty of Richardson; daughter, Carol Kloes and husband, Arnold of Arlington; stepdaughter, Jo Anne Hurst and husband, William of Edmond, Okla.; stepson, Robert Herndon and wife, Janet of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Debra, Russell, Susan, John, Sheri, Donald, Gary, David, Travis, Celeste, and Kelsey; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Brown Funeral Home
Enid, Okla. (405)237-5432

Ora McCarty Jones
FORT WORTH-- Ora McCarty Jones, 69, a retired assembly worker for Motorola, died Friday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Love Sanctuary Church of God in Christ. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Morris Bates Mortuary

Ora McCarty Jones was born July 29, 1927, in Huntsville. She was a lifelong resident of Fort Worth. She was a member of Love Sanctuary Church of God in Christ for the past two years. She was a former member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and was a graduate of I.M. Terrell High School. She is preceded in death by her parents, H.C. and Rosie McCarty, and by her half-brother, Leon McCarty

Survivors: Daughters, Gloria Franklin and Patricia Wallace, both of Fort Worth, Shelia Foner of Cypress, Calif.; half- sister, Viola Webb of California; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

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

Charlie B. Jordan
AMARILLO -- Charlie B. Jordan, 64, died Friday in Amarillo.

Funeral:11 a.m. today at St. Stephen United Methodist Church. Burial: Llano Cemetery.

Officiants: Dr. Jim Smith of St. Stephens United Methodist Church, and Dr. Bill Fleming of Lubbock.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, Kids Inc. and The American Heart Association.

Mr. Jordan was born in Dallas and graduated from Sunset High School in 1950, where he was captain of the football and baseball teams. Mr. Jordan was considered one of the most outstanding high school athletes in the Dallas area, having led teams to four state baseball championships and one state football championship game. Mr. Jordan served four years in the Navy during the Korean War. Following an honorable discharge, he graduated from Texas Christian University in three years and played on the Southwest Conference Championship Baseball Team in 1956. He married Nancy Ann Dossett in June 1959 in Dallas and moved to Amarillo in 1966.

Mr. Jordan served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Broadcasting Executives of Texas. He was a member of Texas Association of Broadcasters and National Association of Broadcasters. He served on the Board of Directors of Oak Cliff Lions Club of Dallas.

Survivors: Wife, Nancy Jordan of Amarillo; son, Brett Jordan of Amarillo; daughter, Julie Boynton of Amarillo; brother, Dr. Bill Jordan of Fort Worth; brother-in-law, Jim Phillips of El Paso; and five grandchildren.

Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors
Amarillo (806) 372-3233

Lizzie V. Lough
FORT WORTH -- Lizzie Viola Lough, 77, a homemaker, died Saturday at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral:1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Moore & Sons Funeral Home-Bowen Road Chapel. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Family visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Lizzie Viola Lough was born July 4, 1919, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Sons, William Ivan Lough Jr., Bobbie Melton Lough and Kenneth Wayne Lough; daughters, Ruby Jean Day and Geri Abrams; sisters, Orean Wolfe and Estelle Hess; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Moore Funeral Home
4216 S. Bowen Road, 468-8111

Jose M. Luna
FORT WORTH -- Jose M. Luna, 79, a retired Fort Worth Independent School District worker, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3 p.m. today at Primera Baptist Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Mr. Luna was born Mar. 27, 1917, in Boquillas, Mexico.

He was a deacon for many years and a Sunday school teacher at Primera Baptist Church. He was a very loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. He was very active in his community and ministered to the needs of others.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Santiaga Luna in 1993.

Survivors: Sons, Joe Luna Jr., Samuel Luna, both of Milwaukee, Wis., Moises Luna Sr. of Richland Hills, Sixto Luna, Jesse Luna, both of Fort Worth; daughters, Estella Holliday of Easley, S.C., Esther Manuel of Phoenix, Ariz., Sarah Martinez of Dallas, Liz Starnes, Priscilla Lopez, Martha Castro, Sylvia Cabello, Noemi Cartwright, all of Fort Worth; brother, Lazaro Luna of Del Rio; sister, Maria Salinas of San Angelo; 34 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Mamie McHarg
FORT WORTH -- Mamie McHarg, 80, a homemaker, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Funeral:2 p.m. Tuesday at Meadowbrook United Methodist Church. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Home.

Mamie McHarg was born Dec. 12, 1916, in Fort Worth. She was a member of the Upper Room Class at Meadowbrook United Methodist and United Methodist Women. She was also a member of Glen Garden Golf and Country Club.

Survivors:All of Fort Worth, husband, Bruce McHarg; daughter, Janice McHarg Butzky; sister, Stella Harrington; and grandson, Charles Bryant Butzky Jr.

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

E.L. Okerlund
FORT WORTH -- E.L. "Bud" Okerlund, 84, a retired retail manager, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. today in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: Christ Haven for Children in Keller.

E.L. Okerlund was born Nov. 3, 1912, in Kensington, Minn. He had been a resident of Fort Worth since 1942. He was a selective inventory control manager for the Fair Store in Fort Worth and Joskes stores in Dallas. He retired from Joskes. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a lifetime member of Elk's Lodge and a member of U.S. Power Squadron. He was a member of Midtown Church of Christ.

Survivors: Wife, Rudelle Okerlund; and nieces and nephews, Win Brown, Bob Brown, Pam Tarpley, Joan Lathrop, Judy Willingham and Linda Holt.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3000 White Settlement, 336-0584

Rodney A. Preston Jr.
HALTOM CITY -- Dr. Rodney A. Preston Jr., 37, a cellular repair senior technician, died Thursday at home.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. today in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Memorials: Rodney A. Preston Jr. Memorial Fund, care of Living Word Community Church, 3001 Bewley, Fort Worth, Texas 76117.

Mr. Preston was born May 12, 1959, in Muskogee, Okla.

He was a member of the Living Word Community Church, where he served as a volunteer pastoral assistant. He held a Doctorate of Theology from Tyndale Theological Seminary, graduating in 1994. He had been an area resident since 1987.

Survivors: Wife, Ricki Preston; son, Craig Preston; daughter, Christine Preston; parents, Rodney Arthur Preston Sr. of Bastrop, La., Carolyn Sue Oman; brothers, Trent Oman, Cass Oman, all of Hot Springs, Ark.; sisters, Deborah Williams of Watauga, Sharon Zelazny of Dallas; grandparents, Frances Starr Parker, Pauline Page, both of Muskogee, Okla., and many other family members and friends who will miss him very much.

The Memorial Chapel
1207 S. Cherry Lane, 246-4988

Mary Quintana
FORT WORTH -- Mary Quintana, 72, a grocery store part owner, died Satuday in Fort Worth.

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

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Mary Quintana was born May 14, 1924, in Newcastle.

She was with her husband of 50 years, Pete. They ran a well known neighborhood grocery store, Pete's Cash Grocery.

Survivors: Husband, Pete Quintana; son and daughter-in-law, James and Leticia Quintana of Arlington; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Richard Ramos of Fort Worth; brothers, Phillip Caram of Arlington., Abdalla Caram of Fort Worth; sisters, Manira Martinez, Rose Guevara, both of Fort Worth, Margaret Oliveira of Saginaw, Jamile Segarra of Fort Worth, Sofia Zepeda; grandchildren, David Ramos, Chris Quintana, Melissa Ramos, Amy Ramos; and great-grandchildren, Timothy Stevens, Mark Ramos, Crystal Ramos and Monica Ramos.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Irene Richardson
ARLINGTON -- Irene Richardson, 73, a retired insurance auditor, died Saturday at a Grand Prairie medical center.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. today at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Irene Richardson was born Mar. 15, 1923, in Ryan, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W. B. Richardson. She was a life long resident of the Metroplex.

Survivors: Daughters, Kathy and husband, Rev. J. L. Sanders of Alvarado, Marie and husband, Ronnie Shelton of Arlington; and grandchildren, Redonna Lal, Rene Brookshire, both of Alvarado, Kenneth Shelton, Robert Shelton, both of Arlington; and great-grandchildren, Tamber, Sharonne and Nathan.

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

Eathel Roberson
BURLESON -- Eathel Roberson, 88, a retired seamstress, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Cleburne. Burial: 2 p.m. in Fairview Cemetery in Millsap. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Eathel Roberson was born Dec. 9, 1908, in Hood County.

Survivors: Sons, Marlin Roberson of Luther, Ancil Roberson of Crowley, Daniel C. Roberson of Glen Allen, Va.; daughters, Estelle Courtney of Odessa, Othelle Nichols of Sand Springs, Andaleen Canen of Burleson; brothers, William Daniels of Granbury, Ted Daniels, Mike Daniels, both of Big Spring, Raymond Daniels of Athens; sister, Georgia Bell Thomas of Lingleville; 22 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 31 great-great-grandchildren.

Cleburne, (817) 558-2322

Robert M. Robinson
MANSFIELD -- Robert M. Robinson, 82, who was retired from Sears as a visual merchandising manager, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: Noon today at Blessing Funeral Home in Mansfield. Graveside service: 3:30 p.m. in Sardis Cemetery in Jewett. Visitation: 9 to 11 a.m. today.

Mr. Robinson was born Nov. 3, 1914, in Jewett.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555

Delmer Shelton
SELDEN -- Delmer Shelton, 93, a farmer and cemetery service employee for 17 years for funeral homes, died Sunday in Stephenville.

Funeral:2 p.m. Tuesday at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial: West End Cemetery.

Mr. Shelton was born June 10, 1903, in Erath County and was a lifelong resident. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Survivors: Wife, Ola Shelton of Stephenville; sons, R.C. Shelton and Robert Shelton, both of Morgan Mill; daughters, Joyce Griffin of Lingleville, Jean Hook and Mary Quarles, both of Stepenville; 21 grandchildren; and 31 great- grandchildren.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161

Francis M. Smith
LOVING -- Francis Mauberdine "Dene" Smith, 82, a retired private duty nurse, died Sunday in Olney.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Morrison Funeral Home in Graham. Burial: Loving Cemetery.

Memorials: American Cancer Society; Loving Cemetery Association.

Francis Mauberdine "Dene" Smith was born Sept. 6, 1914, in Gracemont, Okla.

Morrison Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-2121

Geraldine A. Snyder
GRANDVIEW -- Geraldine Arlinda Snyder, 69, who retired from retail sales, died Sunday in Arlington.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Arlington Funeral Home.

Memorials: American Heart Association, 2401 Scott Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76103.

Geraldine Snyder was born Feb. 14, 1927, in Oakland, Calif.

She had been living with her daughter for the past 11 years.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ronald R. Miller on Oct. 28, 1986.

Survivors: Son-in-law, James Edward Dunn; daughter, Darlene Arlinda Dunn, both of Grandview; brother, Roland F. Pimentel of San Leandro, Calif.; sisters, Lorraine Andrews of San Diego, Calif., Irene Marquez of San Leandro, Calif; grandson, Vernon Lee Dunn and wife, Robin of Cleburne; great- grandchildren, Josh Dalton Dunn, Jaci Ryan Dunn; and several nieces and nephews.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791

Alfred H. Spurlock
GRAHAM -- Alfred H. Spurlock, 75, a retired Air Force master sergeant, died Saturday in Graham.

Graveside service:1 p.m. today in Graford Cemetery.

Mr. Spurlock was born Dec. 31, 1919, in Pickwick.

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

Shelly A. Staley
LIPAN -- Shelly Alicia Staley, 24, a house counselor at The Rock House in Stephenville, died Sunday from injuries received in an automobile accident in Hood County.

Funeral: Noon Tuesday at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visiation: 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Shelly Staley was born Sept. 8, 1972, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Father, Rick N. Staley and wife, Gia of Burleson; mother, Tanya Staley of Cleburne; sister, Jordan Staley of Burleson; fiance, William E. Riddle of Lipan; grandmother, Melody B. Harvey of Joshua; grandparents, Noel J. and Betty Staley of Haltom City; great grandmother, Dorothy Risinger of Albuquerque, N.M.; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins; and many friendes who loved her.

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

Bertie Taylor
GRANBURY -- Bertie Taylor, 76, a homemaker, died Saturday at a Glen Rose nursing home.

Graveside service:10 a.m. today in Holly Hills Memorial Park.

Bertie Taylor was born May 30, 1920, in Dimmit.

Survivors: Sons, Ronny Taylor of Possum Kingdom Lake, and James Taylor of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughter, Pat Parnell of Granbury; sister, Beatrice Wilkins of Blanket; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000

James Tidwell Jr.
FORT WORTH -- James Tidwell Jr., 73, owner of an automobile parts business, died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral:10 a.m. Tuesday at White's Funeral Home Chapel in Springtown. Burial: Springtown Cemetery. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 9 tonight and 8 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Tidwell was born Feb. 23, 1923, in Springtown.

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

Edna J. Williams
CROWLEY -- Edna Jones Williams, 82, a homemaker, died Saturday at her home.

Funeral: Arrangements pending. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Edna Jones Williams was born Oct. 25, 1914, in Winston-Salem, N.C. She had been a devoted Southern Baptist since she was 17 years old. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist church in Alexandria, La., for 38 years.

She was a devoted Christian, wife, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother.

Survivors: Husband, Joseph Branam Williams of Crowley; daughter, Lila Jo Ann Williams Yow and her husband, Bobby Gene of Fort Worth; brother, James Abner Jr. of Jacksonville; sister, Mildred Jones Keene of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Barbara Yow Williams and husband, Robert Alan Williams of Fort Worth and Joseph Nordin Yow and wife, Sally Potter Yow of Keene; great- grandchildren, Jennifer Ryan Williams, Robert Alan "Beau" Williams Jr., Bobby Gene Yow III, Joseph Branam Williams Yow and Michael Andrew Potter Yow.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Bonnie L. E. Zink
GORMAN -- Bonnie Lee Ethla Zink, 70, a 16-year peanut picker for Birdsong Peanut Company, died Sunday at home.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Higginbotham Funeral Home. Visitation: Anytime.

Bonnie Zink was born June 23, 1926.

Higginbotham Funeral Home
Gorman, (817) 734-2272 

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