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

JUANITA MUSE
1927-2002
Juanita Muse, 75, of Fort Worth passed away Monday, November 4, 2002, in Fort Worth. She was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 7 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Mrs. Muse is survived by her husband of 49 years, Herbert E. Muse of Fort Worth; children, Jim Muse and wife, Nancy, of Burleson, and Tim Muse and wife, Patsy, of Fort Worth; sister, Doris Anderson of Tennessee; two grandchildren, Paul and Ryan; three stepgrandchil-dren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Fort Worth Masonic Home.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

PATRICIA ANN GREEN
1933-2002
Funeral services for Patricia Ann Green, 69, of Keene will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 7 at Rosser Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Keene Memorial Park. Pastor Benji Leach will officiate. 
Mrs. Green passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2002, in Fort Worth. She was born October 21, 1933, in Wewoka, Oklahoma to H.B. Bridwell and Martha Miracle Bridwell. She was a secretary and bookkeeper and a member of the Cleburne Seventh-day Adventist Church. 
Mrs. Green is survived by her husband, C.A. Green of Keene; sons, Rick Ward and wife, Debbie, of Colorado, Ron Ward and Charles Green, both of Keene, Rick Green and Wayne Green and wife, Shirley, all of Cleburne; daughters, Rhonda Osborne and husband, David, of Nevada and Patty McCann of Cleburne; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne is in charge of arrangements. 

T.J. KIMBROW
1929-2002
Funeral services for T.J. (Dick) Kimbrow, 73, of Cleburne will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 1 at Rosser Funeral Home Chapel in Cleburne. A private family burial will be at Keene Memorial Park. Elder Bob Thrower and Elder Terry St. Clair will officiate. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 31 at the funeral home. 
Mr. Kimbrow passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2002, in Keene. He was born January 29, 1929, to Commie A. Kimbrow and Pearl Oldham Kimbrow. He was a former Vice President at First State Bank of Keene and was also a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Joshua. 
Mr. Kimbrow is survived by his wife, Katy Kimbrow of Cleburne; sons, Tommy Kimbrow and wife, Sally, of Cleburne, and Ronald Kimbrow and wife, Kerrie, of Cleburne; daughter, Nancy Kimbrow of Cleburne; brother, Dewey Kimbrow of Cleburne; sister, Jane Tidwell of Burleson; and four grandchildren, Laura, Chris, Kaili, and Jared Kimbrow of Cleburne. 
Mr. Kimbrow was preceded in death by his parents, Commie and Pearl Kimbrow and two brothers, L.T. Kimbrow and Bruce Kimbrow. 
Memorials may be made to Hour of Prophecy at P.O. Box 1417, Fort Worth, Texas 76101.
Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne is in charge of arrangements. 

BRADY RAY BELL
1980-2002
Brady Ray Bell, 21, of Burleson passed away Saturday, October 26, 2002, in Burleson. He was a Computer Technologist.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 30 at St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Burleson. Burial will be at Everman Cemetery.
Brady is survived by his father, Ronnie Bell of Burleson; mother, Robin Hardin and stepfather, Doug Hardin, of Burleson; brother, Blake Bell of Saginaw; grandparents, Jerry and Nancy Burns of Burleson and Jean Bell of Fort Worth; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends that meant a great deal to Brady.
Memorials may be made to the D.A.R.E. program at the Burleson Police Department.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements. 

BRIAN DAVID GERSTLE
Brian David Gerstle, age 23, died Saturday, October 19, 2002. He was a Lance Corporal in the U.S. Marines and a member of Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Mr. Gerstle is survived by his parents, David and Nettie Gerstle of Ooltewah, Tennessee; sister, Christina Whaley of Cleveland, Tennessee; grandmother, Jean Thomas of Palestine, Texas; and a number of aunts and uncles.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 28 at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Collegedale Cemetery with full military honors.
Memorials may be made to the Samaritan Center, Lee Highway, Ooltewah, Tennessee 37363.
Heritage Funeral Home of Chattanooga, Tennessee was in charge of arrangements. 

IRENE L. KORGAN
1911-2002 
Graveside services for Irene L. Korgan, 91, of Cleburne were held Tuesday, October 29 at Keene Memorial Park. Elder Jr. Borg and Pastor Tony Torres officiated. 
Ms. Korgan passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2002, in Cleburne. She was born June 13, 1911, in Omega, Oklahoma to William Korgan and Rachael Haffner Korgan. She was a retired caregiver who was self-employed. Ms. Korgan was a member of the Cleburne Seventh-day Adventist Church. 
She is survived by her nieces, Karen Yandell and Naomi Dennis, both of Cleburne, Francine Flemmer of San Antonio and Kathy Price of Oklahoma City; nephews, Ken Korgan, Larry Korgan and Milton Korgan; dear friend, Myrna Winans of Cleburne; sisters-in-law, Ruth Korgan and Viola Korgan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Classen; parents, William Korgan and Rachael Haffner Korgan; brothers, Edwin Korgan and wife, Edith Korgan, Ezra Korgan; and her twin brother, Ivan Korgan.
Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne was in charge of the arrangements. 

EULA L. SHAW
1940-2002
Eula L. Shaw, 62, of Burleson died Tuesday, October 29, 2002, at her home. She was a homemaker.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 31 at Burleson Memorial Chapel in Burleson. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson.
Mrs. Shaw was married August 4, 1956, to Jerry W. Shaw. She was a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her father, Henry L. Golleher; mother, Katherne Golleher-Rollins; and son, Jerry Lee Shaw.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry W. Shaw of Burleson; daughter, Elizabeth Mayfield of Joshua; brother, Paul Golleher of Edgewood, Texas; grandchildren, Anthony Shaw of Fort Worth, Christopher and Shaunna Mayfield of Joshua; stepmother, Doris Golleher of Joshua; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements. 

JACKY CROWNOVER
1953-2002
Funeral services for Jacky Crownover, 48, of Cleburne were held Saturday, October 19 at the Cleburne Funeral Home Chapel in Cleburne.
Mr. Crownover died Wednesday, October 16, 2002, in Cleburne.
He was born November 28, 1953, in Fort Worth to Forrest Berry Crownover and Vergie V. Steel Crownover. He married Jolene Melton on December 30, 1976, in Keene. Mr. Crownover was of the Church of Christ faith and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He retired from Gearhart-Owens where he worked in Maintenance.
Mr. Crownover is survived by his wife, Jolene Crownover of Cleburne; son, Joshua Crownover and wife, Jennifer, of Fort Hood; mother, Vergie Williams of Boyd; two brothers, Billy Crownover of Shreveport, Louisiana, and Jerry Crownover of Houston; sister, Nelda Wilson of Boyd; two grandchildren, Casta Nichols and Natalee Crownover; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clyde and Lois Melton of Cleburne; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Condolences to the family may be e-mailed to www. cleburnefh@funeralhmtx.com
Cleburne Funeral Home handled the arrangements. 

BOBBY J. ESTES
1939-2002
Funeral services for Bobby J. Estes, 63, of Alvarado,were held Monday, October 21, at the First United Methodist Church in Alvarado. Dr. Shelly Brooks officiated. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery in Alvarado. 
Pallbearers were Mark Jackson, Scott Jackson, Robert Brake, Donny OBanion, Rodney McBeath and Frank Eason. 
Mr. Estes passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2002, in Alvarado.
He was born January 8, 1939 in Graford, Texas to Joseph Lee Estes and Ollie Cook Estes. Mr. Estes served his country in the United States Air Force. On October 20, 1962, he married Cherrie Thames in Alvarado
Mr. Estes was a retired Johnson County Commissioner. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Alvarado and a member of the Alvarado Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Estes was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Ollie Estes; and one brother, Jackie Estes. 
He is survived by his wife, Cherrie Thames Estes of Alvarado; son, Barry Estes of Alvarado; daughters, Marli Estes Spears and husband, Stoney, of Burleson and Joni Estes Reynolds and husband, Stacy, of Alvarado; grandchildren, Kristin, Tyler, Carli and Chase. 
Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne was in charge of the arrangements. 

KATRINA PURSELLEY HAMILTON
1975-2002
Katrina Purselley Hamilton, 26, died Tuesday, October 15, 2002, in a Fort Worth hospital.
Graveside services were held Friday, October 18 at Nubbin Ridge Cemetery in Hood County.
Katrina was born November 7, 1975, in Fort Worth. She was a member of the Williams Road Baptist Church in Fort Worth. 
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Sam Watkins, in 1993.
Katrina is survived by her mother, Karen Purselley and husband, Kendall, of Granbury; father, Robert Hamilton and wife, Sherry, of Fort Worth; sister, Robyn Hamilton of Fort Worth; brothers, Cash and Justin Purselley, both of Granbury; maternal grandmother, Patsy Watkins of Joshua; paternal grandparents, Bob and Sue Hamilton of Joshua; step-grandparents, Helvin and Christine Purselley;and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be sent to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, 1555 Merrimac Circle, Fort Worth, Texas 76107. 

JAMES W. WILSON
James W. Wilson, 54, of Burleson passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2002, at his home. He was a retired Heavy Equipment Operator.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, October 24 at Kennedale Church of Christ.
James was a member of the Kennedale Church of Christ and of the Donor Society. He enjoyed his employment at Ram Steel Company.
James was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil Wilson and Icle Woods; sister, Karen Young; grandmother, Cora Nickerson; and grandmother-in-law, Rachel Luther.
He is survived by his wife, Jan Wilson; sons, Bud and Annette Wilson, John and Tinnie Wilson; daughters, Janet and Mitch Sturgill and Darla and Jerry, all of Burleson; mother-in-law, Dean Sidebottom; sister, Sandra Wilson of Burleson; grandchildren, Justin, James, Richard, Misty, Jonathan, Chris, Rachel, Megan, Sheldon and Cora, all of Burleson; nephews, Richard and Mike Young, John and Jimmy Pruitt; niece, Peggy Pruitt; and many other extended family members.
Guardian Funeral Home of Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements. 

MARILYN TAYLOR
1938-2002
Marilyn Taylor, 64, a giving and loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother, passed away Friday, October 11, 2002, at a Fort Worth hospital after a very courageous fight with a long-term illness.
A private service for the family was held Monday, October 14 in the Chapel at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Cleburne.
Marilyn was born June 20, 1938, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, to the late Edward and Beatrice Vodde. She was a wonderful and giving person and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Marilyn was preceded in death by a son, Ted Taylor, Jr.
She is survived by husband of 46 years, Ted Taylor, Sr. of Cleburne; children, Pam Doby and husband, Billy, of Mansfield, Jeff Taylor and wife, Cindy, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Diane and Justin Doby of Mansfield, Brandon Taylor of Fort Worth; brothers, Dale and Robert Vodde; sisters, Shirley Potaracke, Donna Amundson, Bonita Mannel, Sharon Bion, Linda Vodde and Connie Olson, all of Wisconsin; and a large extended family and many friends.
Mid-Cities Funeral Home of Haltom City handled the arrangements. 

HAZEL FRANCES "BOBBA" COLLINS
Hazel Frances "Bobba" Collins, 83, of Burleson passed away Thursday, October 10, 2002, in a local hospital.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 13 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Fort Worth/Burleson. Dr. Mike Milburn officiated. Burial was at Glenwood Cemetery in Alvarado.
Hazel was born November 10, 1918, in Alvarado. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Burleson. 
Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, James Gilbert Collins, in 1997; and grandson, James Everitt Ogle in 1957.
She is survived by daughter, Charlotte Martin and husband, Melvin, of Burleson; grandsons, Randy Ogle and wife, Georgia, of Fort Worth and Sr. Airman Michael Martin and wife, Mica, of Great Falls, Montana; granddaughter, Sue Vickers and husband, Jim, of Nashville, Arkansas; sister, Wynelle Blair of Cottondale, Alabama; sister-in-law, Janie Phillips of Wapanucka, Oklahoma; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Fort Worth/ Burleson handled the arrangements. 

HAROLD LE ROY FOSTER, JR.
Harold LeRoy Foster, Jr., 73, of Burleson passed away Sunday, October 13, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Mr. Foster was a Technical Publications Writer. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.
Mr. Foster is survived by daughters, Kathleen Scheidt, Carolyn Heathcock and Arlene Glass; and son, Norman Wall, Sr.
A private funeral service will be held at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be sent to the Emory J. Lilge hospice house.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson/ Fort Worth was in charge of arrangements. 

DOROTHY FAYE STALLWORTH
1932-2002
Dorothy Faye Stallworth, 70, of Burleson passed away
Tuesday, October 8, 2002, at a Fort Worth hospital. She was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 11 at Mount Olivet Chapel. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Dorothy was born on February 17, 1932, in Littlefield, Texas. While growing up, she was known by her nickname "Bagie".
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Bill E. Stallworth on May 7, 2002; and her son, Robert Earl (Bobby) Stallworth in 1964.
She is survived by daughters, Katherine McHenry and husband, Bill, of Burleson, Valerie Sams and husband, Ray, of Alvarado; foster-daughter, Linda Owens and husband, Ray, of Las Vegas, Nevada; sister, Joyce Presley and husband, Cornelius, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Auna Sawicki and husband, Robert, of Fort Worth, Billy James Leger of Alvarado, Tiffany Boatwright and husband, Rick, of Burleson, Morgan McHenry of Burleson, Leanne Latham of Nacogdoches, Adam Corley of Haltom City, Misty Silva of Burleson; great-grandchildren, Jaclyn Crawford, Brayden Boatwright and Jonathan Sawicki.
The family would like to acknowledge the loving care given by the Vitas Hospice staff at All Saints Hospital.
Mount Olivet Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

RODNEY DALE GREEN
1966-2002
Rodney Dale Green, 36, of Joshua died Wednesday, October 2, 2002, in Joshua from injuries received in a motorcycle accident. He was a plumber. 
Funeral services were Saturday, October 5, 2002, at Mountain Valley Chapel. Burial was at Caddo Cemetery in Joshua.
Rodney was born September 28, 1966, in Mocaine, Missouri, the son of Raymond Leroy and Rose Mary Hall Green. 
Rodney was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Leroy Green, in 1995; and a daughter, Amanda Green, in 1985. 
He is survived by his wife, Pamela Markum Green of Joshua; son, Rodney Green, Jr. of Joshua; brothers, Steve Green, Kenny Green, Johnny Bigsby, Russell Bigsby, Raymond Green and Danny Green, all of Fulton Missouri; sister, Candy Vaca of Arlington; mother, Rose Mary Green of Fulton, Missouri; grandmother, Ann Jackson of Fulton, Missouri.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

CARLTON "BUSTER" BIRD
Funeral services for Carlton "Buster" Bird, 70, of Hurst were held Saturday at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel, 201 W. Bufford, in Burleson. Burial was at Green Acres Memorial Park in Cleburne.
Mr. Bird passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2002, in North Richland Hills. He was a retired pipe steamfitter.
Carlton retired from Plumber and Steamfitters Union Local 146. He was president of a local bowling league for the past two years. Mr. Bird was preceded in death by his parents, Jeff and Clara Bird; brothers and sisters, Edward and Earl Bird, Myrtle Holazple, Iva Lee Byrant, Donald and David Bird.
He is survived by: fiancée, Sue Bass of Burleson; daughter, Brandy Mieske; sons, James Edward Emmons III, Carl Kevin Emmons, Troy Wade Emmons; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, J.A. Albert and Franklin Bird; sisters, Evelyn Linton, Margaret Norwood, Francis Shivers, Mary Gill, Pat Bronstad, and Betty Jensen; former wife, Bettye Bird; and a large extended family and numerous friends.
J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Directors of Grapevine handled the arrangements. 

KAREN YVONNE EVANS PESSES CANO
1952-2002
Karen Yvonne Evans Pesses Cano, 49, of Crowley died Monday, September 30, 2002, at her residence. She was a self-employed environmentalist.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 4 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel.
Karen was born October 17, 1952, in Camden, Arkansas to Carl and Trudy PooR'e Evans. She was a Baptist.
Karen is survived by her sister, Diana Tarver and husband, Curtis, of Burleson; stepfather, Tony Gross of Fort Worth; stepbrothers, Sonny and Orville Gene Gross, also of Fort Worth; niece, Gina Clausen and husband, David, of Burleson; nephews, Michael Tarver, Cody Tarver and wife, Jennifer, Jeffery Barfield, Keith Barfield; great-niece, Brittany Tarver; great-nephews, Chris Clausen and wife, Robyne, Steven Clausen, Brian Tarver, Anthony McNabb, all of Burleson.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

SHARON DELL SELBY
Sharon Dell Selby, 57, of Burleson died Monday, September 30, 2002, at a local hospital. She was a registered nurse.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, October 3 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Interment was in Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Mrs. Selby is survived by her husband, Ronald W. Selby of Burleson; sons, Ronald D. Selby of Burleson and Jerry D. Selby of Fort Worth; daughter, Julie D. Griffith of Burleson; brother, Jerry Holloway of Burleson; sisters, Kay Woods of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Carol Lynn Coston of Longview, Texas; four grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. 

IRIS BURNS
1915-2002
Iris Burns, 87, of Burleson died Saturday, September 28, 2002, at a Fort Worth hospital. She was a retired teacher.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 1 at First United Methodist Church of Burleson. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park.
Iris Burns was born January 3, 1915, in Martins Mill, Texas, the daughter of Cicero Edward and Maggie Green Tunnell. She married E.B. Burns, Jr. on July 12, 1936, in Colorado City, Texas. He preceded her in death May 5, 1989.
Mrs. Burns taught music and choir at Burleson High School and elementary schools for 20 years, and retired in 1977. She was choir director for First United Methodist Church of Burleson for over 20 years. She loved playing the piano, solving crossword puzzles and playing word games. She had been a member of First United Methodist Church of Burleson since 1956, and was a member of the Fellowship Class.
Mrs. Burns is survived by son, Phil Burns of Burleson; daughters, Rebecca Darnell of Houston and Mary-margaret Belota of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Alice Hodges and husband, Derek, of Stephenville, Shaun Burns and wife, Shannon, of Benbrook, Melanie Deakins and husband, Derrick, of Houston, Jennifer Darnell of Houston, Karen Semana and husband, Eugene, of Waukegan, Illinois; great-grandchildren, Jack Deakins and Slaton Burns; and nieces and nephews.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

ILIFF LE ROY CHRISTNER
1934-2002
Iliff "Chris" LeRoy Christner, 67, of Morgan passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2002, after a long illness. He was born December 14, 1934, in Washington, Iowa to Basil and Mildred Christner.
Mr. Christner lived in Oxnard, California for over 20 years and moved to Texas in 1993. He served his country in the United States Navy. He was a retired Seabee. 
Mr. Christner was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great grandfather, and friend. He will be greatly missed.
Services were held Monday, September 30, 2002, at Rosser Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Rick Cobb officiated.
Mr. Christner is survived by his wife, Juanita Christner of Morgan; daughters, Betty Epperson and Maudie Beacom, both of Morgan, and Kim Christner of Tucson, Arizona; son, John Landers of Ventura, California; brother, Gary Christner of California; sister, Peg Holman of Santa Ana, California; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.
Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 

ANTHONY "DWAYNE" WHITE
1954-2002
Anthony "Dwayne" White, 48, of Burleson died Friday, September 27, 2002, at a Fort Worth hospital. He was a service technician for Arthur Hagar Company for the past 22 years.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 30 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Burial was at Prairie Springs Cemetery in Burleson. 
Anthony Dwayne White was born September 4, 1954, in Fort Worth to Anthony Jay and Mary Maxey White. He married Pat Carson on August 14, 1993. Though he worked in the heating and air conditioning business, he also volunteered at Trinity Mission Nursing Home in Burleson. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved to fish and sing.
Mr. White was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Pat White of Burleson; sons, Tony White and wife, Tricia, of Burleson, Jarred White of Crowley, Tommy Allison and wife, Donna, of Cleburne; daughters, Christy Ballard and husband, Bobby, of Crowley, Tiffany White of Burleson, Tabitha Rippin and husband, Shane, of Cleburne; brother, Chris White and wife, Dolly, of Burleson; grandchildren, Elisabeth White, Hayden Ballard, Christina Rippin, Destini Rippin; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

RONALD GLEN DAVIS
1955-2002
Ronald Glen Davis, 47, of Burleson died Wednesday, September 25, 2002, at Huguley Memorial Hospital. He was a machinist for Haliburton.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 28 at Harrell Memorial Chapel in Dublin, Texas. Reverend W. Dean Bradley officiated. Burial was at Dublin Liveoak Cemetery.
Mr. Davis was born September 3, 1955, in Dublin, Texas to John W. Davis and Glenna Akin. He was a member of Crestmont Baptist Church.
Mr. Davis is survived by his parents, J.W. and Glenna Davis of Dublin; sister, Paula Thomas of Orlando, Florida; brothers, Danny Davis of River Oaks, Texas and Gary Davis of Burleson; former wife, Callie Davis of Fort Worth.
Harrell Funeral Home of Dublin handled the arrangements. 

MARY LOU EARLY
1949-2002
Mary Lou Early (MiMi), 53, of Joshua was called to be with Jesus on Thursday, September 26, 2002, in Burleson.
A celebration of Mary Lou's life will be held Tuesday, October 1 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Assembly of God in Joshua. Reverend Wilbur L. Stanley will officiate. Burial services will follow at Caddo Peak Cemetery in Joshua. Visitation will be held Monday, September 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne.
Mary Lou was born in Okemah, Oklahoma, on September 18, 1949. She married Larry Early, Sr. on October 21, 1966. Mary was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed life, her family and loved God with all of her heart. With a gentle heart Mary always put family and others above herself.
Mary Lou was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Dempsey.
She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Larry Early, Sr.; daughter, Tammy Early; son, Larry Early, Jr. and wife, Leona; daughter, René and husband, Noel Boutwell; daughter, Anitra and husband, Joe David Stanley, all of Joshua; grandchildren, Kaylee, Ryan, Lauren, Zachary, Hannah and Joe David, Jr.; mother, Dorothy Lovett of Granbury and John Lovett; sister, Dorothy Sanders of Waco; brothers, Kenneth Dempsey of Colorado, Charlie Dempsey and Tommy Dempsey, both of Mansfield; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Special thanks to Dr. John Jackson and his staff.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne is in charge of arrangements. 

MELBA C. MAULDIN
Melba C. Mauldin, 68, went to her heavenly home on Sunday, September 22, 2002. 
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, September 27 at First Baptist Church of Burleson. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers are Everett Summers, Melvin Ables, Jimmie Coontz, Lester Hughes, John Brolsma and Mark Mauldin. Honorary pallbearers are members of Melba's Sunday school class at First Baptist Church of Burleson. 
Ms. Mauldin was retired from a family-owned business and was actively involved in various church and other community activities throughout her life. She was married for 45 years, during which time she made a home for her husband and three children. 
Mrs. Mauldin is survived by sons, Robert Mauldin, Jr. and wife, Donna, of Eagle River, Alaska, and Jeff Mauldin and wife, Sandra, of Peaster; daughter, Michelle Walters and husband, Ted, of Denison; grandchildren, Michaela, Catherine, Candace, David and Peter Mauldin; brother, Jack Caraway and wife, Luanne, of Kyle; sister-in-law, Bernice Mauldin of San Marcos; one niece; and three nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, (817)332-7110, or to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church of Burleson. 
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements. 

EUNICE BYRD COCHRAN HANKS
1921-2002
Eunice Byrd Cochran Hanks, 81, of Joshua passed away Sunday, September 22, 2002, in Cleburne. She was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 24 at Martin's Funeral Chapel in Cleburne. Reverend Jerry Clements officiated. Burial was at Greenacres Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Paul Cochran, Richard Pettijohn, Michael Pettijohn and Thad Snowden.
Mrs. Hanks was born June 18, 1921, in Cleburne to Cleveland Byrd and Vestie Morris. She had been a resident of Joshua for 25 years and was a longtime member of Lane Prairie Baptist Church. She loved sewing, gardening and antiquing.
Mrs. Hanks was well loved by her family and many friends. She was an outgoing and fun-loving person with a personality to match. She will be dearly missed.
Mrs. Hanks was preceded in death by her parents and two children.
She is survived by her husband, Louis E. Hanks of Joshua; son, Tom Cochran of Fort Worth; stepsons, Mike Hanks and J.C. Hanks, both of Jonesboro, Arkansas; daughters, Barbara Eide of Crowley and Nancy Scott of Malvern, Arkansas; nine grandsons; five granddaughters; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Martin's Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 

MARY JO NORTH
1925-2002
Mary Jo North, 77, died Sunday, September 22, 2002, at her daughter's home in Quitman.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 24 at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home Chapel of Alba. Reverend James Renfro and Reverend James D. Meredith officiated. Burial was at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Marshall Buck, Anthony Buck, Aaron Buck, Nathan Buck, Garron North and Gaylon North.
Mrs. North was born August 25, 1925, to the late Ewell and Maudie Terry Murray in Quitman. Her early years were spent in Wood County. She lived in Fort Worth for 50 years; retiring back to Wood County in 1995. She was a member of New Life United Pentecostal Church. She was a data entry operator for General Dynamics in Fort Worth for 35 years.
Mrs. North was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond T. North; son, Earl Don North; two brothers, Ralph T. and Billy F. Murray; and grandson; Jonathan Whitt.
She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Gordon Evan and Brenda North of Burleson; daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly Sue and Sammy W. Buck of Quitman and Kerri Ellen and Michael R. Whitt of Oak Park, Michigan; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous relatives and friends.
Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home of Alba handled the arrangements. 

DORIS BUTCHER
ROBERTS
1923-2002
Funeral services for Doris Butcher Roberts, 79, of Cleburne will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 25 at the United Presbyterian Church in Cleburne. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Reverend Mike Thompson and Reverend Jack Hunnicutt will officiate. 
Mrs. Roberts passed away Sunday, September 22, 2002, in Cleburne. She was born August 8, 1923, to Hurley E. Butcher and Tina Welch Butcher in Fort Worth. She married R.E. "Gene" Roberts on April 17, 1943, in Fort Worth. Mrs. Roberts was a homemaker and a member of the United Presbyterian Church. 
She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Gene Roberts of Cleburne; son, David Roberts and wife, Julie Roberts, of Cleburne; daughter, Ellen Russell and husband, James M. "Rusty" Russell, of Fort Worth; grandson, Adam Russell of Fort Worth; granddaughters, Erin Russell of Fort Worth and Katie Roberts of Cleburne; nieces, SueAnn Hayley and husband, Duane Hayley, and Sarah Biles and husband, Jerald Biles, all of Fort Worth; grand niece, Leanna Biles of Austin. 
Memorials may be made to the United Presbyterian Church Youth Education Fund at 1510 Westhill Drive, Cleburne, Texas 76033, the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association. 
Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne is in charge of arrangements. 

JOHN EDWARD SMITH
1937-2002
John Edward Smith passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2002, at his home in Johnson County. Funeral services are pending. 
Mr. Smith was born May 18, 1937, in Spray, North Carolina. He worked as an electrician most of his life.
He leaves behind two grandchildren; three sisters; Marie Kallio, who was his care giver for several years; and a host of friends. 

SUSAN JANE LUNDBERG
1958-2002
Susan Jane Lundberg, 44, a homemaker, died Wednesday, September 11, 2002, in Fort Worth. She was born on May 26, 1958, in Magna, Utah.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 17 at the Peel Funeral Home in Magna, Utah. Interment was at Valley View Park in Magna.
Susan is survived by her husband, Michael Lundberg of Burleson; sons, Cody Lundberg of Burleson and Cliff Orton of Arlington; daughter, Holly Keener of Utah; brother, Jim Van Tassell of Utah; sister, Kerri Gonnucia of Utah; three grandchildren, Jordan Ikari, Kenna Keener and Chase Keener, all of Utah; and her Aunt LaPriel and Aunt Ivey, both of Utah.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Humane Society.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson and Peel Funeral Home of Magna, Utah were in charge or arrangements. 

WALTER "JOHNNY" ROACH
1927-2002
Walter Roach, 75, of Hull, Texas, died suddenly Friday, September 13, 2002, at his residence. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 17 at Allison Funeral Service in Liberty, Texas. Burial was at Guedry Cemetery.
Mr. Roach was known by several nicknames while he lived in the Burleson area. It was Jack, then when he and Lottie moved to the Liberty area it changed to Johnny. Mr. Roach was a veteran of World War II in the Army. He reached the rank of Private First Class. He was also a member of the American Legion #549 in Burleson. Before retiring 10 years ago, Walter was a plumbing supply salesman for nearly 20 years.
He was born June 16, 1927, in Carber Hill, Alabama, to parents Jesse Roach and Pearl King. He entered into marriage with Lottie Flowers in Magnolia, Mississippi, on April 3, 1954. This past April, Walter and Lottie celebrated 48 years of marriage. While married they had four children.
Mr. Roach is preceded in death by his parents and two sons, Johnny Edward Roach and Jerry Wayne Roach.
He is survived by his wife, Lottie Roach of Hull; two daughters, Peggy Johnson of Hull and Patsy Gueldenhuys of Louisville, Kentucky; one brother, C.E. Roach and wife, Vera, of Glen, Mississippi; five grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Arrangements were under direction of Allison Funeral Service in Liberty, Texas. 

JOHNNY MORGAN WEEKS
1951-2002
John Morgan Weeks, 51, of Burleson died Thursday, September 12, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 14 at the Sunset Ridge Church of Christ in Brady, Texas. Brother Karl Jones officiated. Burial followed at Rest Haven Cemetery.
Mr. Weeks was born June 18, 1951, in Brady, Texas to Cora Chesser and Merlin Weeks. He married Ginger Boswell on September 25, 1971. He worked for Bell Helicopter Textron in Hurst.
Johnny graduated from Lohn High School in 1970, and moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, until 1981, when he moved to the Fort Worth area and worked for Anacast, General Dynamics and Texas Steel. He lived in Burleson for 22 years and was a member of the Burleson Church of Christ.
Johnny was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Cindy Weeks; and one grandson, Tyler Schneider.
He is survived by his wife, Ginger, of Burleson; one son, Jeffrey Weeks and his wife, Tonya, of Burleson; one daughter, Joni Schneider and her husband, Chris, of North Richland Hills; three brothers, Jim Bob and Tommy Weeks of Brady and Danny Weeks of Pear Valley; and one half-sister, Sonja Latham, of Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Memorials may be made to the Vista Hospice Charitable Fund, Burleson Church of Christ Building Fund or the American Cancer Society.
Heritage Funeral Home of Brady, Texas handled the arrangements. 

HAZEL KENNEDY
Hazel Kennedy, 86, of Burleson passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2002, in her home. She was a retired registered nurse.
Funeral services were held Friday, Setember 6 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Burleson. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park.
Hazel was a devoted Mother, Grandmother, Sunday school teacher and devout Christian.
Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, William Collier Kennedy on October 6, 1999.
She is survived by son, Reverend Thomas Allen Kennedy and his wife, Janet Summers Kennedy, of Livingston; daughter, Cheryl Kennedy of Dallas; grandsons, Jason Scott Moody of Houston, Christopher Allen Moody of California, Adam Kyle Moody and Zachary Tyler Moody, both of Dallas; sisters-in-law, Lola Scott and Christine Scott, both of Burleson; several nieces and nephews.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

EDWIN MARTIN LEMONS
1915-2002
Edwin Martin Lemons, 87, of Burleson, a faithful Christian, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died Wednesday, September 4, 2002, at a Fort Worth hospital. He was a retired electrician for General Dynamics. 
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 7 at First Baptist Church in Burleson. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation was 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Edwin Martin Lemons was born April 30, 1915, in Pear Valley, Texas to Jim Martin and Moneta Estelle Mayo Lemons. He married Mattie Chambers on August 16, 1938, in DeLeon, Texas. He was a Sunday School teacher for 40 years and served as a deacon in every congregation he had been a member of. After his retirement from General Dynamics in 1980 he became an avid Golfer and had always been a strong witness for Christ.
Mr. Lemons is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mattie Lemons; son, Larry Lemons and wife, Judy; daughters, JoAnn McClintock and husband, "Doc", Debbie Williams, all of Burleson, Peggy Jan Lane and husband, Keith, of Granbury, and Linda Cobb and husband, Ed, of Decatur; sister, Mildred Ruble of Bertram; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of loving friends and relatives.
Memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Burleson Library Fund.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

JIMMIE WAYNE HUGHES 
Jimmie Wayne Hughes died on Monday, August 26, 2002, in Anchorage, Alaska. He was born October 28,1944, in Beaumont, Texas. 
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 7 at Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home in Beaumont, Texas. Burial was at Magnolia Springs, Texas, with graveside services at 2:00 p.m. Visitation was Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. 
Jim graduated from French High School in Beaumont. He received his BA from Abilene Christian University and a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Houston. He was a longtime educator in Texas at Vidor, Clear Lake, Burleson, Glenrose, Alvord and Rockdale before moving to Alaska where he was a School Administrator in Barrow and Eagle River. 
Jim is survived his daughter and son-in-law, Kari and Peter Young of Missouri City; son, Simeon Hughes of Huntsville; parents, Ben and Mable Hughes of Conroe; brothers, Ben and wife Judy Hughes of Conroe, Scott and wife Cathy Hughes of The Woodlands; three grandsons, Christian, Seth and Gavin Young; aunt, Madie Jones of Cleveland, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews . 
Jimmie was a warm and loving person who will be sorely missed by friends and family. 
Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home of Beaumont, Texas handled the arrangements. 

JOE WALTER CROUCH, JR.
1925-2002
Joe Walter Crouch, Jr., 76, died peacefully Saturday morning, August 31, 2002, at a local hospital.
A Memorial Eucharist was held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 4 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Drive South. Following committal prayers, Joe was laid to rest with his parents in Laurel Lane Memorial Park.
A lifelong resident of Crowley, Joe Walter Crouch, Jr. was born September 19, 1925, the son of Joe Walter and Annie Mary Easley Crouch. He married the former Sue Roberson on October 11, 1964.
He graduated from Crowley High School in 1940 and attended N.T.A.C., now the University of Texas at Arlington, until called to active service in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served in the Philippines and Japan, assigned to the Mechanized Cavalry and Occupation Forces.
Joe started dairying with his father when he was 17, and retired in 1996 after 55 years. At the time of his retirement he was milking over 700 cows at a "state-of-the-art" dairy facility in Itasca. In 1986, the Texas Dairy Heritage Foundation recognized the Crouch family for continuous dairy operations in Tarrant County for 100 years.
He was an active member of the North Texas Milk Producers Inc., serving in multiple offices, and in its successor organization, Associated Milk Producers Inc., serving as voting delegate to both state and national meetings. Joe was an active member of the Tarrant County Farm Bureau, serving as president. He continued his membership when the Tarrant and Johnson County Farm Bureaus merged. He was a charter member of the Crowley Chamber of Commerce, serving as first vice president.
After his retirement, he remained involved by brokering heifers from Wisconsin and Pennsylvania and selling them in Texas.
Mr. Crouch was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Fort Worth and served as an usher for the early Sunday service.
He was a loving husband and devoted family man, holding a special bond with his children. Joe was most happy when all the family traveled, as they did recently, returning from an inside passage cruise to Alaska.
Mr. Crouch is survived by his wife of nearly 38 years, Sue Roberson Crouch of Crowley; daughter, Karen Danette Crouch of San Francisco,California; sons, Joe Walter Crouch III of Los Angeles, California, and John Franklin Crouch and his wife, Kelly, of Mansfield; "Rays of Sunshine," his granddaughters, Anna and Atalie, whom he taught to give him "High-fives!"; and brother, Fred Crouch of Crowley.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions in Joe's name to Trinity Episcopal Church or the American Heart Association. 

THELMA F. RANSOM
Thelma F. Ransom, 89, of Burleson, passed away Monday, September 2, 2002, in Weatherford. She was a retired sales person for Montgomery Ward.
Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, September 5 in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Georgetown, Texas. Visitation will be 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Cook-Walden/Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown, Texas. 
Mrs. Ransom was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Burleson.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Noah Ransom, who passed away in 1996.
Mrs. Ransom is survived by her daughter, Clara Stanley and husband, John, of Burleson; son, Thomas Ransom and wife, Barbara, of Pinehurst; grandchildren, Terry Stanley, Pamela Stanley and Diane Martin and husband, Tim, Lori Askew and husband, Dan, Cathy Ransom; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Hazel Perry of Austin, Gesna Holder of Austin, Effie Riordan and husband, Ray, of New Mexico, Clara Rosipal and husband, Clement, of Leakey; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association of North Central Texas; 1400 5th St. Ft. Worth, Tx 76102 
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

LINNIE LACILLE CUPP CHILCOAT
1910-2002
Funeral services for Linnie Chilcoat, 91, of Arlington were held Wednesday, September 4 at Redwater Cemetery. Robert Cupp and Elder David officiated.
Mrs. Chilcoat died Friday, August 30, 2002, at her home. She was a homemaker, avid gardener and member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Burleson. 
Formerly of Burleson and Texarkana, she had lived in Arlington for the past three years. She was born October 31, 1910, in Redwater.
Mrs. Chilcoat is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Bernice Cupp of Centerton, Arkansas; daughters and sons-in-law, Neita Ryan of Nash, Louise and Robert Kirby of Ukiah, California, Hester Schwarzer of Arlington and Linnie and Herman Maxwell of Pasco, Washington; sister, Willene Akin of Red Lick; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

WILLENA STUART
1920-2002
Willena Stuart, 82, a retired registered nurse and former longtime resident of Cleburne, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2002, in Crowley.
Graveside services were held Friday, August 30 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne. Mr. Charles Groce officiated. 
Willena Stuart was born in Cleburne on April 25, 1920. She was a member of the Church of God International.
Mrs. Stuart was preceded in death by her husband, George Stuart, Sr., in May, 1985.
She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, George Stuart, Jr. and Mary Jane; brother, Paul Hester of Cleburne; sister, Evelyn Robertson of Rosebud; grandson, Shane Stuart; granddaughter, Misty Prewitt; great-granddaughters, Morgan, Allie and Brooke Prewitt.
Memorials may be made to the Crowley "Share the Love", c/o Crowley House of Hope, Crowley, Texas 76036.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 

MILES CHRISTOPHER FREEMAN, JR.
1922-2002
Miles Christopher Freeman, Jr., 80, of Burleson passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2002. 
Funeral services were held Friday, August 30 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Burleson. Burial was at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery in Grand Prairie.
Mr. Freeman was born August 5, 1922. He retired from the U.S. Air Force with the rank of M/Sgt. He served his country as an aerial engineer during World War II, The Korean War, The Berlin Air Lift and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Mr. Freeman is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Henrietta Pearl Freeman; two daughters, Pamelia Adcock and her husband, Buddy, and Linda McDaniel; four grandsons, Christopher Adcock, Miles McDaniel and wife, Brandi, Jason McDaniel and John Christopher McDaniel; his only granddaughter, Sharlese Adcock Reynes; and a great-grandson, Chase Reynes. We love you Dad and Grandpa.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

BERNICE WALZ
Funeral services for Bernice Walz, 58, of Burleson, were held Friday, August 30 at St. Ann Catholic Church. Burial was at Skyvue Memorial Park in Mansfield. 
Mrs. Walz passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2002 in Fort Worth. She was a Payroll Analyst.
She is survived by her husband, Richard; daughters, Karen and Patricia; sons, Michael and Philip; father, Joseph; sisters, Arlene and Anne; nine grandchildren and one step granddaughter.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

RILDA JEAN JOHNSON REINACH
1934-2002
Rilda Jean Johnson Reinach, 68, of Granbury passed away on Monday, August 26, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 29 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home Chapel of Cleburne. Burial will be at Greenacres Memorial Park in Cleburne. 
Mrs. Reinach was born February 24, 1934, in Hearne, Texas, the daughter of Frank and Averil Johnson. She graduated from La Vega High School in Bellmead, Texas in 1951.
Mrs. Reinach was preceded in death by her husband, Julius Reinach, in 1979; daughter, Vicky in 1960; and daughter, Melissa in 1970. 
She is survived by daughters, Patricia Lackey and husband, Beauford, of Troy, Texas, Sheri Huck and husband, Michael, and Marianne Femath and husband, Armando, both of El Paso, Texas, Kristi Scruggs and husband, Rick, of Burleson and Cynthia Reinach of Homestead, Florida; sons, Charles Greg Boyer and wife, Rose, of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Julius Randy Reinach and wife, Keli, of Granbury, Texas; brother, Gordon Johnson of Baytown, Texas; grandchildren, Allison Rollins, Lori Melikan, Jennifer and Amy Lackey, Ryan and Andrew Femath, Caleb and Emily Cox, Stacy Barnes, Kristopher Scruggs and Porscha Reinach; great-grandchildren, Matthew Ellis, Shelby, Sydney and Brock Rollins; also beloved friend and sister in the Lord, Sharon Jackson.
Memorials may be made to Open Door Ministries, P.O. Box 1349, Joshua, Texas 76058.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne is in charge of arrrangements. 

HERBERT C. POTTER
Funeral services for Herbert Potter, 88, of Burleson were held Monday, August 26 at Burleson Memorial Park.
Mr. Potter died Saturday, August 23, in Burleson. He was a retired farmer.
He was best known in Burleson for working at the Hill's Gulf Station and for his generosity towards the youth of Burleson. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. 
Mr. Potter was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Agnes Potter and a son, Author Joe Potter.
He is survived by son, Herbert L. Potter of Burleson; daughters, Doris Routh of Lake Arrowhead, Texas, Evelyn Ahlsted of Burleson, and Mary Nieman of Burleson; brother, Roy Potter of Toledo, Ohio; sister, Ruby Toten of Waco; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

ALNORA MC DOWELL
1920-2002
Alnora McDowell, 81, a retired teacher, died Tuesday, August 20, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 24 at First United Methodist Church in Burleson.
Alnora Freida McDowell was born November 3,1920, near Marlin. She was a local school teacher for over 30 years and also a school principal. Alnora was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Burleson.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Reynolds.
She is survived by her husband, John McDowell of Fort Worth; daughter, Betty Rogers and husband, Keith, of Fort Worth; grandson, Preston Rogers of Fort Worth;
brother, F.W. Muchow and wife, Lola, of Waco; sister, Olive Wusterhausen of Waco; and brother-in-law, Clarence McDowell of Arlington.
Memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Association, 601 Bailey Avenue, Fort Worth, 76107.
Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

ERMA LEE REECE
Erma Lee Reece, 96, of Burleson died Sunday, August 18, 2002, in Fort Worth. She was a homemaker.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at Crestmount Baptist Church in Burleson. Burial will follow the service at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Reece is survived by daughters, Wanda D. Watts, Frances and husband, Alex Songayllo; grandchildren, Janine and husband, Richard Parkison, Benny Kirkland and wife, Pam, Donna McConnell and husband, Doug; 14 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great- grandchildren.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements. 

THEO AMBURN
Theo Amburn of Burleson passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2002, at Huguley Hospital in Fort Worth.
A graveside service was held on Thursday, August 15 at Rosedale Cemetery in Sour Lake.
A native and former longtime resident of Sour Lake, Mrs. Amburn had lived in Burleson the past five years. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Amburn was preceded in death by her husband, Corbit Amburn.
She is survived by her son, Dan Amburn and his wife, Kathy, of Alvarado; grandchildren, Andy Amburn and his wife, Donna, of Lillian and Tia Ward of Austin; great-grandsons, Dylan Brinkley and Chisum Brinkley; great-great-granddaughter, Kassaddee Brinkley; and a sister, Ulma Dee Beeson of Florida.
Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home of Beaumont was in charge of arrangements. 

D'MARIS ANN IRWIN
1946-2002
D'Maris Ann Irwin, 55, of Crowley passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 16 at The Church of The Holy Comforter in Cleburne. A Prayer Vigil was also held at the church prior to the services.
D'Maris was born October 15, 1946, to Hester Ruth and Ray White. She was a lifelong resident of the Burleson and Cleburne area. She graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a BA in education in 1969, and was an elementary education teacher for 33 years in the Crowley and Burleson area. Some of D'Maris' hobbies included oil painting, antiquing, interior decorating and craft projects. She traveled extensively throughout the world.
D'Maris was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and was a lifelong active member of The Church of The Holy Comforter of Cleburne. She was also a Docent for Dallas Historical Society.
D'Maris is survived by her father, Ray White of Crowley; brother and sister-in-law, Ret. Lt. Col. William A. White and Trish of Denton; nephew, Cason White of Denton; niece, Heather Brister of Las Vegas; cousin, Pat Beaty of Coppell; and a host of dear friends.
D'Maris will be deeply missed by her family, friends and students.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Vitas Hospice, 2501 Parkview Dr Suite 600, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 

TARA ELIZABETH SAWYER
Tara Elizabeth Sawyer, 10, of Kennedale passed away Saturday, August 10, 2002, in Fort Worth. She was a home-school student. 
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 13 at Fielder Road Baptist Church in Arlington. Burial was at Emerald Hills Memorial Park in Kennedale. 
Tara is survived by her parents, John and Gina Sawyer of Kennedale; brothers, Preston, Tate and Foster Sawyer, all of Kennedale; grandmother, Frances Gist; uncles, Dr. Greg Gist and wife, Beth, David Sawyer, Andy Sawyer and Will Sawyer and wife, Kathy; aunts, Elizabeth Sawyer Brundrett and husband, Thad, and Brenda Sawyer; six cousins; and a host of friends.
Emerald Hills Funeral Home of Kennedale handled the arrangements. 

NANCY SINGLETON
Nancy Singleton, 63, a homemaker, died Thursday, August 8, 2002 at a local care facility.
Graveside services were held Saturday, August 10, 2002 at Alvarado-Glenwood Cemetery in Alvarado.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Emery J. Lilge Hospice House, 301 Med Park Circle, Burleson, TX 76028.
Mrs. Singleton was born March 25, 1939 in Hillsboro to Olen Clifton and Irene Bishop Plunkett. She married J.D. Singleton Jr. on October 25, 1961, in Hico.
She is survived by her husband, J.D. Singleton Jr.; sons, Stacy Singleton and wife Janet of Burleson; Stan Singleton and wife Cyndi of Cleburne; grandson, Tanner Singleton of Burleson; and a sister, Selinda Hassell of Mount Vernon.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home in Burleson was in charge of the arrangements. 

LAWRENCE HENRY LAMPMAN
1925-2002
Lawrence Henry Lampman, 77, of De Leon, Texas died Saturday, August 10, 2001, in De Leon Hospital.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 13 at Clayton Kay Funeral Home Chapel in Alvarado. Kenneth Wilson officiated. Burial was at Glenwood Cemetery in Alvarado.
Mr. Lampman was born May 5, 1925, in Alvarado to Albert Isaac Lampman and Rose Robinson Lampman. He married Glenna Faye Jackson on September 6, 1943, in Alvarado. He was a retired grocery store owner, and he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a former member of Alvarado Volunteer Fire Department, City Council, Alvarado ISD School Board, and Lions Club. He was a member of Assembly of God Church in Alvarado.
Mr. Lampman was preceded in death by parents, Albert and Rose Lampman; brothers, Vernon, Ed and Albert Lampman; and sister, Gladys Snell.
He is survived by his wife, Glenna Faye Lampman of De Leon; two sons and daughter-in-law, Jim and Teresa Lampman of De Leon and Eddie Lampman of Alvarado; one daughter and son-in-law, Beth Ann and Mike McFarland of Dublin; two sisters, Nedra Smith of Lakeside Village and Jean Brown of Richland Hills; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were under the direction of Nowlin Funeral Home in De Leon. 

GERALD DEAN "JERRY" WOODS
1940-2002
Gerald Dean "Jerry" Woods, 62, of Burleson, a retired concrete finisher and our beloved Papa, went to be with the Lord Monday, August 12, 2002, at a Fort Worth hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 14 at Mountain Valley Funeral Chapel in Burleson. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. at Allison Cemetery near Lipan.
Gerald Dean "Jerry" Woods was born June 7, 1940, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Cecil Harvey, Jr., and Esther Dohse Woods. He was a member of Cana Baptist Church in Burleson.
Mr. Woods was preceded in death by brother, Ronald Woods; and sister, Christine Omalley.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Woods of Burleson; sons, Tyke and Johnny Woods; daughters, Vickie Brady and husband, Tom, of Burleson, Sherry Craddock and husband, David, of San Antonio; brothers, Frank Woods and wife, Susanne, of Granbury, Cecil Harvey Woods, Jr. and wife, Shirley, of Beaumont, Olive Eugene Woods and wife, Frances, of Petoskey, Michigan; sister, Mary Ann Woods of Florida; grandchildren, Tommy Lee Brady, Tasha Deeann Sutherland, Sayla Kiminski, Rachel Brady; great-grandchildren, Brendon Kiminski and Michael Brink; niece, Julie Marie Woods.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements. 

ETHEL IRENE MC GUIRE
1923-2002
Ethel Irene McGuire, 79, of Burleson died Thursday, August 8, 2002, at Sunny Hills Nursing Center in Decatur.
A graveside service was held at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, August 10 at Bellwood Memorial Park in Temple. Floyd Richards officiated.
Mrs. McGuire was born on May 11, 1923, in Pendleton, Texas. She married Robert McGuire on July 2, 1949, in Temple, Texas. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Burleson.
Mrs. McGuire is survived by her husband, Robert 
McGuire of Burleson; daughter, Lynnda Roselle of Weatherford; daughter, Kathleen Kallus of Victoria; sister, Evelyn Gibson of Moody; and brother, Clay Burns of San Antonio.
Coker Funeral Home in Decatur, Texas handled the arrangements. 

MARGUERITE GILL
1916-2002
Marguerite Gill, 86, departed this life at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, August 4, 2002, at a local care facility. She was a homemaker.
She was born June 23, 1916, in Fort Worth to Henry Lee and Mabel Ida Rugel Greene. She and her husband, Claude A. Gill, had lived in California for many years. After his death, she moved to Burleson to be close to her sister.
Mrs. Gill was preceded in death by her husband, Claude A. Gill; sister, Katheryn Weinman; and brother, Henry Lee Greene, Jr.
She is survived by her sister, JoAnn Stowe and her husband, Bill, of Burleson; and several nieces and nephews. 

GLADYS CLARICE SMITH
1908-2002
Gladys Clarice Smith, 93, of Burleson passed away Thursday, August 1, 2002, in Fort Worth. She was a retired LVN.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, August 6 at Burleson Seventh-day Adventist Church. Burial was at Oakland Memorial Park in Terrell.
Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Vanoy Smith; and her daughter, Carol Ashcraft.
She is survived by children, Faith LaHey of Gaston, Oregon, Robert Smith and wife, ElDoris, of Orange, California, Lois Worth and husband, Jim, of Cedar Hill, Vanoy Smith and wife, Joan, of Sedro Wooley, Washington and Glavaun Vallier and husband, Carl, of Burleson; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

SAM WARD YOUNG
1916-2002
Funeral services for Sam Ward Young, 86, of Joshua were held Friday, August 2nd at Moore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington.
Mr. Young died Monday, July 29, 2002 in Fort Worth. He was a retired meat cutter. 
He was born May 15, 1916 in Duncan, Oklahoma. He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church of Arlington.
Sam was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Ruth, in 1994.
Mr. Young is survived by son, Michael Young and wife, Teresa of Joshua; granddaughters, Belinda Young of Joshua, Michelle Howard and husband, T.J. of Burleson; great-granddaughters, Mariah Howard, Kaylee Young and Madelynn Howard; brother-in-law, Stanley Goodman; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Moore Funeral Home of Arlington handled the arrangements. 

TINA MAE COLLETT
1927-2002
Tina Mae Collett, 75, of Burleson went to be with her Lord Jesus on July 30, 2002. She passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 9 at Crestmont Baptist Church. She will be buried at the family cemetery in Hoffman, Oklahoma, at a later date.
Ms. Collette was born on June 23, 1927, in Olkmulgee County, Oklahoma. She has been retired since 1990. She was a member of Steppingstone Family Church in Burleson. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse James Quinton and Lillie Viola Quinton; brothers, Johnny James and James Robert Quinton.
She is survived by daughters, Lilye May and Linda Robinson of Burleson; grandchildren, QuentinMay of Little Rock, Arkansas, Kevin May of Burleson, Dea Surginer of Puyallup, Washington,Clint Surginer of Burleson, Brandy and Suzanne Robinson of Burleson; sister and brother-in-law, Elnora and Boots Clayton of Hemet, California; and two sisters-in-law, Peggy Mangum and Emma Lou Quinton of Oklahoma; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Ms. Collett wished her friends and family to know that she has enjoyed living her life with them and was ready to reside in Heaven. 

SAM WARD YOUNG
1916-2002
Funeral services for Sam Ward Young, 86, of Joshua were held Friday, August 2nd at Moore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington.
Mr. Young died Monday, July 29, 2002 in Fort Worth. He was a retired meat cutter. 
He was born May 15, 1916 in Duncan, Oklahoma. He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church of Arlington.
Sam was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Ruth, in 1994.
Mr. Young is survived by son, Michael Young and wife, Teresa of Joshua; granddaughters, Belinda Young of Joshua, Michelle Howard and husband, T.J. of Burleson; great-granddaughters, Mariah Howard, Kaylee Young and Madelynn Howard; brother-in-law, Stanley Goodman; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Moore Funeral Home of Arlington handled the arrangements. 

LOUISE THERESA BAUM-EITELMAN
June 14, 1907-July 25, 2002
Louise Theresa Baum-Eitelman was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 14, 1907, to Joseph Franz Baum of Germany and Louisa Lindic-Baum of Austria.
Louise moved with her family from Montreal, Canada to California in 1929, and eventually followed her brothers Frank and Richard into the florist business. She has been a resident of Keene since 1990.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Eitelman on November 28, 1978, after 37 years of marriage; and also her brother-in-law, Bill Morrison; her parents; three brothers who died in infancy; and her surviving siblings, Joseph Aloysius, Frank Gabriel, Richard, and Josephine Frances.
She is survived by her step-niece, Alice and Morris Cummings of Keene; Goddaughter, Julie and Michael Seaman of Anaheim, California; niece, JoAnn and George Liner of Dalton, Georgia; nephew, Bob and Sheri Marcy of Somerset, Kentucky; niece, Nancy and Lynn Pitchford of Sandestin, Florida.
Alice Cummings would like to thank Community Hospice and the staff of Town Hall Estates for their loving care of Louise during the last seven months of her 95-year life.
Mrs. Baum-Eitelman will be interred alongside her husband at Valhalla Memorial Park in North Hollywood, California. 

RUTH ELAINE COCHRAN
1930-2002
Ruth Elaine Cochran, 72, of Stamford, Texas, died Monday, July 22, 2002, at an Abilene hospital. She was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 25 at the Stamford First Baptist Church. Dr. T.C. Melton officiated, assisted by Reverend Calvin Gray. Burial followed in the Highland Memorial Cemetery.
Ruth was born July 13, 1930, in Denton, Texas, to Roy and Loraine Stone. She married Roy W. Cochran on May 31, 1974. She had been a resident of the Sagerton-Stamford area since 1981, moving there from Crowley. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Cochran was preceded in death by her husband, Roy W. Cochran in 1983; two daughters, Shirley Ann Weatherly and Roxanna Draper.
She is survived by one son: Homer Lee Weatherly of Crowley; one daughter, Becky Wolf of Stamford; five granddaughters, Darla Titus, Tammy Dodson, Tiffany Weatherly, Angela Wolf and Brandy Wolf; one grandson, Brandon Weatherly; one brother, Roy Allen Stone of Plano; six great-grandchildren, J.T., Demarcus, Whitney, Daydn, Blake and Weldon.
The family requests that all memorials be sent to The Diabetes Research Foundation, 601 Bailey Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
Tankersley Funeral Home of Stamford handled the arrangements. 

CARLENE BEENE DEERING
1934-2002
Carlene Beene Deering, 67, of Denton passed away Friday, July 26, 2002, at the Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth. She was born September 13, 1934, in Grandview to Karl Marx Beene and Esther Cashion Beene.
Carlene married William Dougless Deering on August 28, 1954, in Burleson. She was employed at the Voertmann's Gift Shop and involved in family businesses.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 30, in the Chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors. Reverend John Stout officiated. Graveside services followed at the Burleson Cemetery in Burleson. Reverend Jimmy Smith officiated.
Mrs. Deering is survived by her husband, William Deering of Denton; three daughters, Susan R. Deering of Fort Worth, Catherine A. York of Denton, and Nancy K.Hansen of Denton; brother, Jamie Beene of Cleburne; and seven grandchildren.
The family has requested that memorials be made to the James West Alzheimer's Center, 1111 Summit Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76102 or the Burleson Ex-Student Association, P.O. Box 1252, Burleson, Texas 76097.
DeBerry Funeral Directors handled the arrangements. 

RUSSELL BYRON MC CLINTOCK
1963-2002
Russell Byron McClintock, 39, of Fort Worth, went to be with his Lord at a Fort Worth hospice house on Saturday, surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Services were held Tuesday at Mountain Valley Chapel. Burial was at Poe Prairie Cemetery, Millsap, Texas.
Russell was born March 23, 
1963, in Dallas, the son of Bobby Earl "Doc" and Edrey Chipman McClintock. He had been a resident of Fort Worth for 11 years. He attended school in Grand Prairie and Jacksboro where he was an all-district football player and he graduated from Cleburne High School in 1981. Russell was a very talented writer, especially in the area of screenplays and was interested in literature and film. At the onset of his courageous bout with cancer, he was directing a documentary film.
Mr. Mc Clintock worked in sales, especially medical personnel recruitment and placement.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Edrey McClintock, in 1998.
Russell is survived by his fiancée, Nancy Sanserverino of Fort Worth; sons, Joshua McClintock of Mansfield, Chase McClintock and Kale McClintock, both of Arlington; daughter, Skye McClintock of Arlington; stepson, Brian Kessler and his wife Lisa and their daughter Mariah of Cleburne; father, Bob "Doc" McClintock and wife JoAnn, and step-brothers, Troy Smith and Robby Smith, all of Burleson; grandmother, Fay Gene Chipman of Millsap; aunts, JoAnn Barnhart, Frances Sladek; uncle, James Chipman, four great-aunts, three great-uncles, and a very special cat, Kubrick.
The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to his caregivers at Odyssey Hospice.
The family would appreciate memorials to the Garden Terrace/Odyssey Hospice, 7500 Oakmont Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76132, or to the Poe Prairie Cemetery Association, Millsap, Texas 76066.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

J. W. CROSS
J.W. Cross, 76, of Burleson was called home to Heaven on Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at his residence.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 26 at Bethesda Baptist Church of Burleson. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park.
J.W. Cross served in the U.S. Army during WWII and had been a resident of Burleson for 46 years. He was a member, deacon and former Sunday School Superintendent at Bethesda Baptist Church. He retired from Max Eubank Roofing Company as a roofing superintendent in 1988, after 25 years of service. He enjoyed working and fishing.
Mr. Cross is survived by his wife of 51 years, Dannie M. Cross of Burleson; sons, J.W. Cross, Jr. and wife, Christine, of Azle, Eddie Cross of Burleson, Jeffrey Lynn Cross and wife, Leasa, of Crowley; daughter, Laurie Davis and husband, Gary, of Burleson; brothers, Orville Cross and Bobby Cross, both of Fort Worth, and Charles Cross of Crowley; sisters,Louise Richardson, Frances Vaughn and Dorothy Saunders, all of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family would appreciate memorials to the Building Fund of Bethesda Baptist Church, P.O. Box 756, Burleson, Texas 76097.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

LESSIE "NANNY" DAVIS
1910-2002
Lessie "Nanny" Davis, 91, of Burleson died Saturday, July 20, 2002, at a local nursing home. She was a homemaker.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 25. Burial will be at Burleson Memorial Park.
Lessie Van Meter Davis was born September 12, 1910, in Custer County, Oklahoma to John and Elizabeth Van Meter. 
Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her sons, Christopher Columbus Davis, Jr., James Samuel Davis, Robert L. Davis; and a daughter, Elizabeth Stafford.
She is survived by daughters, Irene McGauley of Albany, Marilyn Judith Krumland of Fort Worth, Sue Ellen Gilliam of Haltom City; a dear friend, Connie Bryan of Burleson; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements. 

JOHNNIE SUE FISHER
1922-2002
Johnnie Sue Fisher, 80, of Burleson died Friday, July 19, 2002. She was a retired employee of Safeway.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 22 at Laurel Land of Burleson Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Green Acres Memorial Park in Cleburne. 
Mrs. Fisher was born January 26, 1922, in Marshall County, Tennessee. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rosabell and George Hollingsworth of Lewisburg, Tennessee; and 14 siblings. 
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Norman G. Fisher of Burleson; daughters, Norma Sue Bass of Burleson and Sandy McKinney and husband, Bill, of Cleburne; grandsons, Bret Bass and wife, Jan, of Charlotte, North Carolina, Scott Bass and wife, Trina, of Benbrook, Tod Shelton and wife, Chanda, of Cleburne and Tad Shelton and wife, Candy, of Burleson; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Elizabell Roberts and husband, Glenn, of Pulaski, Tennessee.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

BARRETT HALLFORD
1927-2002
Barrett Hallford, 74, of Fort Worth passed away Friday, July 19, 2002, at a local hospital. He was a retired Auditor for Tarrant County Auditors office.
A memorial service was held Monday, July 22 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth.
Barrett Hallford was a longtime member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. He was also a U.S. Army Veteran. He retired from the Tarrant County Auditors office after 20 years of devoted employment.
Mr. Hallford is survived by his wife of 52 years, Shirley Hallford of Fort Worth; son, Michael Barrett Hallford of Fort Worth; daughter, Robin McReynolds and her husband, Bruce, of Crowley; grandchildren, Holland Elizabeth McReynolds and Tyler Barrett McReynolds, both of Crowley; sisters, Mrs. Vernon McCall of Montgomery, Texas, and Mrs. James Beights of Lubbock, Texas; brother, Joseph C. Hallford, Jr. of Fort Stockton, Texas; also several nieces and nephews.
Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church building fund, 7001 Trail Lake Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76133.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

WILLIE FAYE "BILLIE" ROBERTS
1928-2002
Willie Faye "Billie" Roberts, 74 of Joshua died Sunday, July 21, 2002, at her residence. She was a clerk at Union Hill Grocery in Joshua.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 24 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth.
Billie was born January 24, 1928, in Tuxedo, Texas to Rufus Hayden and Beatrice Gertrude Sparks Connell. She married Hudson Lee Roberts, Sr. on November 10, 1947, in Stamford, Texas. She was a member of The Church at Burleson and was loved by all who knew her.
Mrs. Roberts was preceded in death by her husband, Hudson Lee Roberts, Sr. on December 16, 1990.
She is survived by son, Hudson Lee Roberts, Jr. and wife, Margaret of Joshua; daughter, Jackie Louise Null and husband, Darrell, of Burleson; sister, Anna Frances Robinson of Stamford; grandchildren, Tamara Null-Sadau and husband, Joel, of Sanger, Christopher Lee Roberts of Joshua, Angela Null-Brown and husband, Jerry, of Saginaw, Bobbie Rumsey and husband, Chris, of Joshua, Amanda Null of Burleson; great-grandchildren, Jayce Brown and Mason Rumsey.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements. 

HAZEL CULBERT
1931-2002
Hazel Culbert, 71, of Alvarado, a loving mother and grandmother, died Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at a Fort Worth hospital.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 20, in Mountain Valley Chapel. Dr. Willie Weaver officiated. Burial was at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Hazel Culbert was born May 6, 1931, in Ridgeway, Iowa. She had been a resident of Alvarado for 20 years, and retired in 1987 as owner of Hazel's Rawhide Western Store in Burleson. She was a member of Worth Baptist Church. She loved her church, gospel music and people. She enjoyed fishing, travel and birdwatching.
Mrs. Culbert was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Culbert, in 1990. 
She is survived by her daughters, Judy Greenway and husband, Ramsey, of Godley, Bernice Gasperson and husband, Sonnie, of Decatur; brother, James Armstrong of Peoria, Illinois; sisters, Doris Wenger of Mapleton, Illinois, Edith Rusk of Peoria, Illinois, Betty Scheler of Arlington; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

BOBBY WARREN BEASLEY
1936-2002
Services for Bobby Warren Beasley were held Tuesday, July 16 at First Baptist Church Godley. Burial was at Godley Cemetery.
Mr. Beasley passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2002, at his residence. He was born December 9, 1936, in Tarrant County to Weldon Beasley and Eula Hardee Beasley. He served his country in the United States Army. He married Beverly McDonald in 1979. He was a member of First Baptist Church Godley.
Mr. Beasley is survived by his wife, Beverly Beasley of Godley; sons, Robert Beasley of Grand Prairie, Weldon Beasley of Houston, Joey Luce of Cleburne; daughters, Patricia Reeves of Burleson, Betty Jean Allivand of Arlington, Sheila Beasley of Crowley, Candace Niles of Arlington; sisters, Shirley Deckhert of Azle, Sue Thompson of Fort Worth, Nona Cobden of Fort Worth; mother, Eula Hardee Beasley of Azle; 12 grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers were Lyndell James, Robert Mileur, James Boyd Ray, C.A. Roy, D.W. Peres and Bill Wynn. 
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Godley Building Fund at 101 East Allen Avenue, Godley, Texas 76044.
Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 

MARY ALICE CONLEY
Mary Alice Conley, 75, passed away Monday, July 15, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 17 at Moore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Moore Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Conley was a longtime resident of Arlington before moving to Alvarado four years ago. She was very active in watching her grandchildren play baseball.
Mrs. Conley is survived by daughters, Carol Willmann of Burleson, Debra Gayle Polson of Alvarado; son, Gary Conley of North Richland Hills; sister, Billye Lou Sanchez of Cedar Crest, New Mexico; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Moore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

ROBERT JAMES JACOBS
1951-2002
Robert James Jacobs, 50, of Alvarado died Friday, July 12, 2002, in Throckmorton County, Texas. He was a project manager for Century Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 15, at Watts Chapel United Methodist Church. Dr. Bob Messer & Dr. Tom Tribble officiated. Burial was at Watts Chapel Cemetery in Johnson County, Texas.
Pallbearers were Lannie Long, Jerry Hamm, Doug Moresco, Matt Eakin, Mark Carpenter, Brandy Stacy.
Mr. Jacobs was born November 5, 1951, in Fort Worth to Jay Jacobs and Evelyn Donnelley Jacobs. He married Pat Moresco on July 4, 1974, in Alvarado. He was a member of Watts Chapel United Methodist Church.
Mr. Jacobs is survived by his wife, Judge Pat Jacobs of Alvarado; daughter, Misty Jacobs of Alvarado; brothers, Ricky Jacobs and wife, Debbie, of Burleson, Richard Jacobs and wife, Rene, of Oregon, Shorty Jacobs and wife, Rhonda, of Burleson; sister, Betty Jacobs of Celina.
The Cleburne Funeral Home of Cleburne, Texas was in charge of arrangements. 

J.C. "JAKE" ROBERTS
1925-2002
J.C. "Jake" Roberts, 77, of Joshua, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2002, in Alvarado. He was a retired truck driver with Central Freight Lines in Cleburne.
Mr. Roberts was born in Joshua on July 5, 1925, and was a lifelong resident of Johnson County. He served in the U.S. Army and Navy during World War II. He was a 33-degree Mason.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 13 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home Chapel in Cleburne. Reverend Gary Whitbeck officiated. Burial was in Caddo Cemetery.
Mr. Roberts was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Ronald Roberts; one granddaughter, Robyn Roberts; and one brother, Isaac Roberts.
He is survived by his wife, Cherry Roberts of Joshua; daughter, Elaine Seiber of Godley; stepdaughter and husband, Linda and Larry Combs of Cleburne; two grandsons, L.J. Combs and Cory Roberts; two great-grandsons, Kylen and Caden Roberts.
Memorials may be made to Scottish Rite Children's Hospital, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, Texas 75219-3993.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 

RUTH JENNINGS ALEXANDER
1915-2002
Ruth Jennings Alexander, 87, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2002, in DeSoto.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 8 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Burleson. Burial was at Ridge Park in Hillsboro.
Ruth was a member of the First Baptist Church of Burleson for 32 years.
She is survived by husband, Brian Alexander; daughter, Barbara A. Smith and former son-in-law, Fred N. Smith, both of DeSoto; son, Jimmie Brian Alexander and his wife, Edie, of Mt. Calm; sisters, Julia Taylor of Garland and Wilma Carroll of Mesquite; brother, Gerald Jennings and wife, Barbara, of Duncanville; brother-in-law, Jim Akin of Austin; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two stepgranddaughters; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

NOVELLA SUMNER
1920-2002
Novella Sumner, 81, passed away July 2, 2002 in Mountain Home, Arkansas.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 13 at Cedar Ridge Baptist Church in Burleson. Rodney Combs officiated. Mrs. Sumner was buried in Amarillo Memorial Park.
She was born July 30, 1920, in Hood County, Texas. She had been a resident of Burleson for 11 years.
Mrs. Sumner was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Sumner; grandson, Timothy Wilson; great-grandson, Stephen L. Wilson, Jr.
She is survived by daughter, Edwina Wilson and husband, Marshal, of Burleson; sons, Otis M. Sumner and wife, Donna, of Amarillo and Gary D. Sumner and wife, Bonnie, of Bull Shoals, Arkansas; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 

BEULAH PEARL DICKERSON
1907-2002
Beulah Pearl Dickerson, 95, of Burleson passed away Monday, July 1, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 5 at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation was from noon to 1:00 p.m. Friday at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Burleson.
Beulah was a member of Crestmont Baptist Church.
She is survived by daughters, Cathy Cook and husband, Joe, and Dicksy Wright and husband, Grady; son, Wayne Brashear and wife, Billye; sisters, Johnny Whitley and Jessie Colburne; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Emory J. Lilge Hospice House at 301 Medpark Circle, Fort Worth, Texas 76028.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

GEORGE EARL "BILL" BRACKEN
1927-2002
George Bracken, 74, of Burleson, died Sunday, June 30, 2002, at a local hospital. He was a retired Channel 5 employee.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 3 at Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Arlington. Burial was at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington.
Bill was born July 4, 1927, in Chillicothe, Texas to Robert Oliver and Polly Bracken. His family moved to Fort Worth while he was a child. Bill served in the SEA BEES during the Korean War, as a Carpenter's Mate 3rd Class.
He worked for 15 years at the Tarrant County Convention Center, Local 126, as a stagehand. He retired in 1995 from Lin Broadcasting (Channel 5) after 27 years of employment. After his retirement he and his wife owned the Kountry Kitchen Restaurant in Burleson until 1998. Bill loved gardening, carpentry and doing things with his great-grandson, Lawrence Bracken, Jr.
Mr. Bracken was preceded in death by his first wife Louise Bracken; mother and father, Polly and Robert O. Bracken; and brother, Robert T. Bracken.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Virginia Bracken; daughters, Virginia Ann Harris of Fort Worth and Linda Joyce Drew and husband, Jim, of Fort Worth; son, Lawrence Charles Bracken; step-daughter, Deborah Ann Williamson and husband, Bob, all of Burleson; stepson, Gerald Guerrero and wife, Cathy, of Chesapeake, Virginia; grandchildren, Kevin Harris and wife, Dyann, of Joshua, Kelly Harris, Stacey Reineck and husband, Kurt, all of Fort Worth, Julia Williamson, Vika Williamson and Lawrence Bracken, Jr. of Burleson, Gerald Guerrero, Jr. and wife, Sabrina, of Chesapeake, Virginia, Tammy Gould and husband, Shawn, of Staunton, Virginia; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Moore Funeral Home of Arlington handled the arrangements. 

T. L. CANNON
T. L. Cannon, 86, of Burleson died Tuesday, June 25, 2002, in Fort Worth. He was a retired auto mechanic teacher.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 27 at the Burleson Church of Christ. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth. 
T. L. Cannon was born one of nine children to Truston and Ida Cotham Cannon in Fort Worth. He grew up in Jack County and later moved to Fort Worth where he worked at American Manufacturing Plant during World War II. He married Alene Neeley on May 29, 1941, and they were married for almost 48 years until her death in 1988. He then married Wynola Bramlett, and she preceded him in death in 1991. On January 1, 1993, he married Loveda Samsill, and they made their home in Burleson.
Mr. Cannon retired from teaching auto mechanics at Trimble Tech High School in Fort Worth and also owned and operated Cannons Automotive in Haltom City for many years. He was a member of the Burleson Church of Christ and had also served as a deacon at Eastridge and Mid Town Churches of Christ. It was always evident that Christ was important in his life.
Mr. Cannon is survived by his wife, Loveda Samsill Cannon of Burleson; son, Lloyd Cannon and wife, Ana, of Riverside, California; daughter, Janice Collins and husband, Alan, of North Richland Hills; grandchildren, Carey Cannon, Chris Cannon, Colby Cannon, Derek and Brett Roberson, Jason Collins and Heather Foerester; great-grandchildren, Hunter and Cole Cannon; and many friends. The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. John Brenner, his staff, and the nurses for all the special care and concern given to T. L. during the time of his illness.
Memorials may be made to the Burleson Church of Christ Building Fund.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

RAY WOODS
1921-2002
Funeral services for Ray Woods, 80, of Burleson will be held at 10:00am, Wednesday, June 26, at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne. Reverend Billy Strayhorn will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne. 
Mr. Woods, a retired master plumber, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2002, in Weatherford. He was born December 10, 1921, in Wolfe City, Texas, the son of Willis and Cora (Onstott) Woods. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Joshua.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Fay (Jackson) Woods of Burleson; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Sonny Creach of Burleson; two grandchildren, Charles Roy Creach of Burleson and Steven J. Creach of Joshua; sisters, Margaret Moore of Wolfe City and Bessie Dunson of Granbury; nieces and nephews, Linda Becker, Elizabeth Wright, Larry B. Woods, Sharon Clemons, Barbara Bradley, Bennie Wallace, Leroy Wade, Jr., Dortheda Scoggins, Steve Dunson and Julie Owen.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne is in charge of arrangements. 

JULIUS WILLIAM "JACK" MOON
1925-2002
Julius William "Jack" Moon, 76, of Crowley went to be with his Savior on Saturday, June 22, 2002 in Rendon. He was a retired oil field driller.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 25 at Mountain Valley Chapel, Burleson. Burial was at Hawkins Cemetery in Hawkins, Texas.
Jack Moon, a kind, loving and gentle father and grandfather, was born November 22, 1925, in Crow, Texas, the son of Wilkes L. and Lockie Jewell O'Neal Moon. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Crowley. He enjoyed gardening and piddling. Mr. Moon had been a resident of Crowley for four years; he formerly lived in Odessa for many years.
Mr. Moon is survived by his son, Kevin Moon and wife, Debbie, of Flower Mound; daughters, Judy Godwin and husband, Wes, of Odessa, Cindy Cowan and husband, J.D., of Crowley; sister, Eula Faye Talbert of Gladewater; grandchildren, Jeremy Godwin of Odessa, Jay Godwin of Ft. Hood, Colton and Kelby Cowan of Crowley; great-grandchildren, Jennifer and J.J. Godwin of Odessa.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

BARBARA COPELAND VANDERVOORT TOOLE 
1936-2002
Barbara Jean Toole, 66, a resident of San Diego, California, for 41 years, passed away June 17 after a long battle with cancer. 
Mrs. Toole grew up in Burleson where she attended school in the 40's and 50's. She enjoyed attending annual reunions at the high school.
She was retired after 30 years from the telephone company, and had been a real estate broker for approximately 25 years.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Toole; daughter Julie Boehrig and son-in-law Clayton Boehrig, Jr.; grandchildren Clayton Boehrig III and Tiffany Boehrig; sisters JoAnn Lawson, Norma Wylie and Mildred Sisk.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 24 at 11 a.m. at the El Cajon Mortuary in California.
Mrs. Toole will be missed dearly by all who knew her. 

DEBORA DARLENE OSBORN
1962-2002
Debbie Osborn, 39, of Burleson was taken unexpectedly from her life on Earth and her family and friends on Sunday, June 16, 2002, at Our Lady of Lords Hospital in LaFayette, Louisiana. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 21 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Debbie Osborn was born July 29, 1962, in Elk City, Oklahoma. She has been a resident of Burleson for nine years. She was a dedicated homemaker who served her family and friends as well as a devoted volunteer who served her community. Debbie enjoyed gardening, playing soccer, volunteering and helping children.
Debbie was a member of the PTF committee at Steppingstone Christian Academy for three years, and served as a teacher volunteer and room mother. Debbie served on the PTO board for one year at Nola Dunn Academy and was the first president for the Stribling Elementary PTO where she served on the Executive Board for two years. She was devoted to being a regular volunteer, helping teachers and tutoring students in the classroom. She volunteered to work regularly in the library in both schools and also served as a room mother.
Debbie was a member of the Burleson Independent Soccer Association for nine years and served four positions on the Board of Directors, including Director of Publicity, Secretary, Adult Commissioner, and currently as Registrar. As the first adult commissioner, she was influential in establishing co-ed adult soccer and helped make it fun and safe for players in the league. She was an active player on the adult maroon team and also coached a children's team.
Debbie actively supported the Boy Scouts of America Troop 527. She served an important support role to the adult staff Troop committee. She is considered Coordinator of Special Ceremonies by serving as the lead person for quarterly Court of Honor Ceremonies. She volunteered to coordinate all arrangements for decorating, supplying and serving food and insuring the success of each ceremony.
Debbie was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Wells.
She is survived by her husband, Mark Osborn; children, Christina and Kyle; mother, Fran Wells; and numerous family members. Family, friends and members of the community, Boy Scout Troop 527, Steppingstone Christian Academy, Employees of Thomas Conveyor and Tote Systems are invited to pay their respects.
A scholarship fund has been set up at Steppingstone Christian Academy, and memorial donations may be made to Friends of SCA, c/o Pastor Smithee, Steppingstone Christian Academy, Burleson, Texas.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements. 

IVA MARIE CAGLE
1911-2002
Iva Marie Cagle, 90, of Burleson passed into her glorious inheritance with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Friday, June 14, 2002, in Burleson. She very peacefully went to sleep and joined her husband for Fathers Day in their new heavenly home.
A memorial service for celebration of life will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 19 in the chapel at Arlington Funeral Home. The Reverend Gary Burkins will officiate, assisted by Reverend Gary Beal and Chaplain Theo Stewart. Burial will be at Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Arlington.
Mrs. Cagle was born on September 12, 1911, in Asher, Oklahoma to W.E. and Ellen Bell (Smith) Edmondson. She had lived in the Fort Worth area since 1962, and very recently at Huguley Nursing Center, Burleson. She married Willie Lee Cagle on October 6, 1928, and they were eternal sweethearts, inseparable for 63 years until his death in 1991. A homemaker, her life was given in service for her family and God. She was a member of Victory Life Outreach Center, Fort Worth.
Mrs. Cage was preceded in death by two sons, Gary Lee and Ronald Lee Cagle.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Glen and Zella Cagle of Denton, and Bill and Sandi Cagle of Blum; daughter and son-in-law, Chaplain Beverly and Joe Burkins of Burleson; sister, Audrey Snider of Kiowa, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to Huguley Nursing Center Chapel Fund.
Arlington Funeral Home in Arlington, Texas is in charge of arrangements. 

RAY GREEN
Ray Green, 91, of Mesa, Arizona, died Monday, June 17, 2002, at a Mesa, Arizona hospital. He was a retired chief clerk for the U.S. Postal Service.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 20 at The Lighthouse Church (Steppingstone) of Burleson. Burial will be at Bethesda Cemetery. Visitation is from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Ray Green was born in Johnson County, Texas, the son of Marcus Cleveland and Dora Lee Bean Green. He was a lifelong resident of Johnson County until moving to Mesa three years ago. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 21 years of service, and was with Dillard's for 13 years. Ray was a member of The Lighthouse Church of Burleson and The Living Word Church in Mesa. He married the former Lorene Lewis on June 9, 1934, in Glen Rose. He served as a medic overseas in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Mr. Green was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charlie, Hershel, Guy, Roy, Ab and Boyd; sisters, Maude and Leila.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Lorene Green of Mesa; daughter, Clydene Gunnerson and husband, Don, of Mesa.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements. 

MAGGIE RUTH HUFFMAN
1920-2002
Maggie Ruth Huffman, 82, of Burleson, retired nurse and beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died peacefully Friday, June 14, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at the First United Methodist Church in Burleson. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Ruth was born on June 11, 1920, in Barnsville. She was married got sixty years. During that time she was a military wife traveling to Japan and the Philippines to join her husband, She supported him through three terms as Sheriff of Johnson County. She was a longtime member of Rebekah Lodge and Eastern Star. She created various craft projects which she shared with friends and family.
Mrs. Huffman is survived by her husband, Stuart; children, Stuart, Jr. and Shirley Huffman, James and Patty Huffman, Joe and Connie Huffman, Linda and Bob Goins, Glenda and Robert Elliott, Ron and Mary Vargas; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews; sisters, Katherine Smith, Bessie Bayless-Hatcher and Maxine Finley.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society or Charity of Choice.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

LORRAINE E. MC FARLAND
1923-2002
Lorraine E. McFarland, 79, of Burleson died June 13, 2002, at her home. She was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 17 at Burleson Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park.
Mrs. McFarland is survived by sons, Clyde E. McFarland of Miami, Florida, and David J. McFarland of Chula Vista, California; daughters, Ellen McFarland of Gainesville, Texas, Linda Salinas of Burleson, and Irene Garrison of Anderson, South Carolina; sister, Irene Kumpe of Long Island, New York; and 12 grandchildren.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

GERALD MILLER
Gerald Miller, 72, a retired truck driver for 37 years, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2002, in Fort Worth. 
Masonic graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 20, in Maypearl Cemetery in Maypearl. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Laurel Land of Burleson Funeral
Home. 
Mr. Miller was a member of Decatur Avenue Church of Christ. 
Gerald was preceded in death by his wife, Ruthie Miller, in 1993; and son, Rodney Miller in 1980. 
He is survived by sons, Lee Miller and wife, Linda, Eddie Miller, Jr. and wife, Gina; grandchildren, Ernest Miller, Jr., Tara Miller, Brian Beauchamp, Christopher Beauchamp; two great-grandchildren; sister, Janna Turner and husband, Jerry; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements. 

OTHA LEE NICHOLS
1908-2002
Otha Lee Nichols, 93, a homemaker, died Sunday, June 16, 2002, at a local hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, June 20, in Greenwood Chapel. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Old Saltillo Cemetery in Saltillo, Texas. Visitation is from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home.
Otha Lee Nichols was born October 6, 1908, in Crowell. She was a member of Wesley Methodist Church. Otha resided on Norma Drive for 50 years and enjoyed her caring and loving neighbors around her.
Otha was preceded in death by her husband, J.I. Nichols.
She is survived by daughters, Frenda Tolliver and husband, Don, of Burleson and Elizabeth A. Peters and husband, David M., of Whitehouse; son, John E. Nichols and wife, Cynthia, of Fort Worth; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ora Gestes of Lorenzo; and a host of loving nieces and nephews
Memorials may be made to Old Saltillo Cemetery Association, Route 1, Box 106, Saltillo, Texas 75478.
Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements. 

LLOYD EARL WARD
1922-2002
Lloyd Earl Ward, 79, of Joshua died Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at his residence. He was a retired school teacher for the Mansfield ISD.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15 at First United Methodist Church of Burleson. Burial was at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Valley View Cemetery, Valley View, Texas.
Lloyd Earl Ward was born September 24, 1922, in Valley View, Texas, the son of Carroll Preston and Ora Allegoode Ward. He had been a resident of Joshua for 25 years.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Burleson, Texas Retired Teachers Association and American Quarterhorse Association. An avid fiddler and story teller, he enjoyed life, training border collies and writing poetry. He taught special education classes at Mansfield Middle School and Mansfield High School, and had also taught at Carter Middle School in Arlington. He was named Teacher of the Year in 1974.
Mr. Ward is survived by his wife, Sylvia Ward of Joshua; daughters, Beverly Ward Herring and husband, Jim, of Fort Worth, Joan Rash of Bakersfield, California, Carla Allison and husband, Dave, of Mansfield; son, Terry Schroeder of Irving; brothers, Merl Ward, DVM, of Angleton, Jack Ward of Georgetown, Drew Ward, DVM, of Fort Worth; sister, Gerline Robinson of Lake Jackson; eight grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

VIRGINIA PHILLIPS 
1928-2002
Virginia Phillips, 74, of DeSoto passed away Sunday, June 9, 2002, at her home. She was an educator.
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 16 at City Temple S.D.A. Church in Dallas. Pastor Alex Horton officiated. Burial was at Keene Cemetery in Keene.
Virginia Phillips was born January 9, 1928, in Dallas. She graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education from Texas Southern University and later received a Masters Degree from Riverdale College in New York as a Reading Specialist. Her various professions included work as a licensed beautician, school teacher, postal worker and read estate owner. Virginia married Terrance Phillips in 1962 at Ephesus S.D.A. Church in Harlem, New York, where they lived until he passed away in 1975.
Mrs. Phillips is survived by her daughter, Virginia Carolyn Sewer; granddaughter, June Elizabeth Sewer; sister, Gladys Marie Austin, all of New York; sister, Dorothy Newman of California. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, church family members and a host of dear close friends.
Memorials may be made to Oakwood College, Huntsville, Alabama.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 

ALLEN C. HARGROVE
1922-2002
Allen C. Hargrove, 80, passed away on June 6, 2002, in Carrollton, Texas. He was born May 11, 1922, in Snyder, Texas.
Services were held Monday, June 10 at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Mr. Hargrove was preceded in death by his wife, "Kit" Hargrove.
He is survived by his daughter, Sandra K. Plauche; granddaughters, Catherine, Monique and Aundre and two great-grandchildren, all of Louisiana; son, Richard Hargrove and wife, Susie; grandchildren, Becky, Mikki and Rick, all of Burleson; sister, Shirley Hall of Hobbs, New Mexico; and nine nieces and nephews.
Rhoton Funeral Home of Carrollton, Texas handled the arrangements. 

JERRY LEWIS MEYER
1941-2002
Jerry Lewis Meyer, 60, of Burleson died Saturday, June 8, 2002, at a local hospital. He was a band director and businessman.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 11 at Crestmont Baptist Church of Burleson. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Jerry Lewis Meyer was born July 24, 1941, in Wichita Falls to Herman and Loraine Meyer. He grew up in Olton, Texas and graduated from Olton High School in 1959.
Jerry attended Eastern New Mexico University where he majored in music and played the trumpet, and then attended Oklahoma University for his Masters degree. He left there to teach Junior High band in Dimmitt, Texas under the tutelage of Ralph Smith. Jerry was then called by Uncle Sam to serve his country in the 4th Army Band stationed at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio.
While stationed in Ft. Sam Houston, college friends of his future wife, Ron and Patricia Puckett, introduced Jerry and Michaeleen on a blind date. They were married three years later on June 7, 1969. Jerry was an avid golfer and Cowboys fan.
He was very active in the Burleson community and his girls' school activities. In 1994, Jerry served as chairman of the steering committee to build the new Burleson High School. 
Mr. Meyer was preceded in death by his father, Herman Meyer. 
He is survived by his wife of 33 years and one day, Michaeleen Meyer; daughters, Holly Meyer Gonzalez and husband, Ron, and Michael Ann Meyer Gustafson and husband, Eric, both of Burleson; grandchildren, Maddison Gustafson, London Gonzalez and Jacob Gustafson; mother, Loraine "Memaw" Meyer of Burleson; brothers, John Meyer of Burleson and Larry Wiist of Santa Anna, California; sisters, Kathy McGarey of San Francisco and Marianne Westerdoll of Dana Point, California; and uncle, Lewis Wiist of Shreveport. He will be greatly missed by a host of family and friends, especially the "Bob" family.
Memorials donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

WILLARD "BILL" MORGAN
1930-2002
Willard "Bill" Morgan, 72, of Fort Worth passed away Saturday, June 8, 2002, in Burleson. He was a retired oil field parts manufacturing company foreman.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 11 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Mr. Morgan was born May 12, 1930, in McCool, Mississippi and moved to Texas in 1955. He was employed by Harbison-Fisher Manufacturing for 31 years.
For many years he enjoyed playing locally with his band, "Bill Morgan and the Western Travelers." But always first, Bill was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
Mr. Morgan is survived by his wife, Helen Morgan of Fort Worth; daughters, Joyce LaHue and husband, Micky, of Fort Worth and Teresa Beasley and husband, Joe, of Burleson; grandchildren, Nola Diane Beasley, Melinda Viola Suvannah McKinley and husband, Ryan, Robert Morgan Peacock and Thomas Duane Beasley; sisters, Mildred Hunt of Weir, Mississippi, and Verna Comfort of Kosciusko, Mississippi; and many beloved nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

RUTHETTA WHITLOCK
1918-2002
Ruthetta Whitlock, 83, passed away Friday, June 7, 2002, at her residence in Burleson.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 10 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Mrs. Whitlock was a longtime member of the Burleson Church of Christ.
She owned and operated Sugar 'n' Spice Children's Clothing in Oklahoma for several years.
Mrs. Whitlock was preceded in death by her oldest son, Noel Whitlock, in 1988, and her grandson, Billy Whitlock.
She is survived by her husband, Woodrow Whitlock of Burleson; son, Jess Whitlock of Granbury; daughter, Linda Nall of Euless; grandchildren, Noel Whitlock, Jr., Rick Whitlock and Dean Whitlock, Pamela Brewer, Tianne Wilson and Maechele Nall; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Opal Eden, Ruby Vaughn and Fannie Harbin; and several nieces and nephews.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

REVEREND WAYNE LESTER BURKEY
1921-2002
Wayne Lester Burkey, 80, of Burleson passed away Thursday, May 30, 2002, in Fort Worth. He was a retired Methodist Minister.
Funeral services were held on Monday, June 3 at Kingswood United Methodist Church of Burleson. Entombment was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Wayne Lester Burkey was born August 23, 1921, in Murphysboro, Illinois. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945. He went on to be graduated from Southern Illinois University and then from Asbury Theological Seminary with a degree in Divinity. Reverend Burkey served United Methodist Churches in Illinois before entering the Air Force Chaplaincy in 1955. His distinguished service in the USAF included several tours overseas and in Thailand during the Vietnam War.
Colonel Burkey retired from the Air Force in 1974 at Dyess AFB, Abilene, Texas. He proudly ministered to the loving congregation at Tuscola United Methodist Church, Tuscola, Texas. After retiring from the Northwest Texas Conference, he and Marcella attended St. Paul's United Methodist Church. The Burkeys moved to Burleson in 1996, and were members of Kingswood United Methodist Church of Burleson.
Wayne Burkey's life was devoted to giving to others. He volunteered throughout his life for many organizations including the Red Cross. He treasured his involvement in the Lion's Clubs. He blessed so many with his kindness and grace. He passes to heaven to take his place.
Wayne Burkey is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 50 years, Marcella of Burleson; son, Ralph and wife, Ruth, of Fort Worth; daughters, Jill Clark and husband, Bill, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Janet Lumpee and husband, Scott, of Crowley; brothers, Joe and Paul of Murphysboro, Illinois; sister, Ruth Haury of Murphysboro, Illinois; and grandchildren, Will and Brady Clark, Josh Burkey, Rachel and Daniel Lumpee. He blessed so many lives and leaves behind a host of dear relatives and friends.
Memorials may be made to the Kingswood United Methodist Church of Burleson Building Fund or charity of your choice.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

BERNICE FAYE FURGUSON
1913-2002
Bernice Faye Ferguson, 88, of Burleson died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at her home. She was a homemaker.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 at Laurel Land of Burleson Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Burleson Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Dale Cannon, Timmy Ray Cannon, Terry Jay Cannon, Randal Vanderber, Phil King and Bill Wayne Walker. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dale and Wayne Drewery and Mark McMurray.
Bernice was a member of Tarrant Street Church of Christ. She was an avid quilter.
Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Ferguson; children, Ruth Ann and James Edward Ferguson; great-granddaughter, Amy Cannon; and brothers, J.W., Marlin, Alvin and Edd Moore.
She is survived by children, Ruby Cannon of Burleson, Shirley Walker of Wingate and Larry Ferguson of Gunter; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; brother, Lee Moore of Bastrop; sisters, LaVada Hale of Westbrook, and Lucille King and Nelda Watts, both of Coahoma.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements. 

NAUWANA LONG
1921-2002
Nauwana Long, 81, of Burleson died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at her home. She was a retired office manager for Texas Distributors.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 3 at Retta Baptist Church. Burial was at Skyvue Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Long was born March 13, 1921, in Telephone, Texas, the daughter of John William and Glena Maude Robinson Stafford and was reared in Ranger. She reared her children in Irving. She married Cisco Thomas "Tom" Long on January 1, 1971, in Oklahoma.
Mrs. Long is survived by her husband, Tom Long of Burleson; sons, Jim Fengler and Richard Fengler, both of Irving; stepson, Eugene Long of Mansfield; stepdaughters, Ruby Nell Long of Irving and Shirley Long of Mansfield; brother, Bill Stafford, Jr. of Abilene; sister, Allene Suggs of Dallas; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the Retta Baptist Church family for their loving care.
Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society. 
Blessing Funeral Home of Mansfield handled the arrangements. 

MARY JEAN PARKS
1933-2002
Mary Jean Parks, 68, of Crowley passed away Sunday, June 2, 2002, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 5 at the First Baptist Church of Crowley. Burial will be at Crowley Cemetery.
Mary Jean Parks was born October 29, 1933, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Merl and Bertha Brown Pearson. Jean was a former Crowley city councilwoman who served from 1982 to 1989 and from 1991 to 1994.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred B. Parks on July 17, 2001.
She is survived by son, Merl S. Parks; daughter, Toy J. Braudaway and husband, Glen; grandchildren, Ashton and Sabrina Braudaway, all of Crowley.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels.
Baumgardner Funeral Home of Crowley handled the arrangements. 

JACK ALEXANDER SALFEN
Jack Alexander Salfen, 50, of Coppell died June 1, 2002. He was a Retired Lt. Colonel with the US Air Force, and a former resident and teacher in Burleson middle schools from 1996 to 1999.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 5 at Donnelly's Colonial Chapel. Matt Pugh will officiate. Burial with full military honors follows at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Mr. Salfen is survived by his wife, Laurie Salfen of Coppell; daughter, Jennifer Salfen of Littleton, Colorado; son Kynan Harrison of Coppell; father, Harold J. Salfen of Dallas; brothers, Mac Salfen of Arlington, Ron Salfen of Dallas, Terry Salfen of St. Louis, Missouri and Marty Salfen of Plano; sister, Kathy Kuipers of Rockwall.
The family requests that memorials be made to Social Studies Department at Marcus High School 5707 Morris, Flower Mound, Texas 75028.
Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home of Irving is in charge of arrangements. 


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