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Published Jan. 6, 1997

Mildred I. Anderson 

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 3 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mildred Anderson was born July 6, 1915, in Haskell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, V.C. Anderson, in 1980, and by a sister, Valeria Gilbreath.

Survivors: Sons, R.V. Furrh of Grand Prairie and Thomas Herman Furrh of Eloy, Ariz.; daughter, Jill Johnson of Weatherford; brother, T.E. Sadler of Carrollton; sister, Margaret Spiva of Dallas; one grandchild; and three great- grandchildren.

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

Milbra C. Baggett
KENNEDALE -- Milbra Christine Baggett, 81, a meat wrapper who retired after 21 years, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park.

Milbra Baggett was born Feb. 1, 1915, in Dawson, Texas. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Kennedale. She was a Kennedale resident for 42 years and was a resident of Mansfield Nursing Home for the past seven years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert O. Baggett.

Survivors: Daughters, Bobbie Stokes of Granbury and Ima Joyce Biggs of Kennedale; brother, Glynn Thomas of Whitney; grandchildren, Connie Taylor, Leisa Maupin, Debbie Perry, Cindy Abbott and Mark Biggs; and nine great- grandchildren.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681
 

Steve H. Belyeu
DE LEON -- Steve H. Belyeu, 43, a carpet layer for Belyeu Carpet Service, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at De Leon First Baptist Church. Burial: Downing Cemetery.

Survivors: Parents, Harold and Gwen Belyeu of De Leon; and brothers, Mike Burleson and Don Burleson.

Nowlin Funeral Home
De Leon, (817) 893-2021
 

Edna Bodovsky
GAINESVILLE -- Edna Bodovsky, 91, a homemaker, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Clement- Keel Funeral Home. Burial: Fairview Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Edna Bodovsky was born Jan. 29, 1905, in Palmer.

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

Billy J. Brumbalow
FORT WORTH -- Billy Joe Brumbalow, 64, a retired construction bricklayer, died Tuesday in Haltom City.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Thursday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Directors.

Billy Brumbalow was born July 6, 1932, in Grapevine.

Survivors: Brothers, Johnnie Brumbalow of Haltom City and Joe Brumbalow of Southlake.

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

Betty Burns
GRANBURY -- Betty Burns died of cancer Friday at home.

Memorial service: none planned.

Her 45-year career as wife and mother took her and her family on a seven-year adventure in Europe. After her husband's retirement from federal service, they lived for five years at Lake Kiowa. She had lived at De Cordova Bend Estates in Granbury since 1985.

Betty was a member and past president of the DCBE Ladies Golf Association and a member of the Fort Worth Suburban Ladies Golf Association and the Granbury Grasshoppers Golf Club.

Survivors: Her husband, William Burns; daughters, Diane Burns of Arlington and Laura Burns and Jennifer Burns and her husband, Scott Keir, all of Austin; and son, Paul Burns of Austin.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Ruby Dobbs
GRAHAM -- Ruby L. McBrayer Dobbs, 84, a homemaker, died Monday in Graham.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Thursday in Pioneer Cemetery.

Ruby L. McBrayer Dobbs was born April 19, 1912, in Corsicana.

Morrison Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-2121

Marvin M. Finch
GORDON -- Marvin Mitchell "Tuffy" Finch, 69, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Gordon. The Rev. Michael Orsini will officiate. Burial: New Gordon Cemetery.

Marvin Mitchell "Tuffy" Finch was born May 25, 1927, in Millsap to Nettie Mae Chipman and Ralph Robert Finch. He graduated from Olney High School. Mr. Finch married Ruby Faye Welty on Dec. 30, 1954, in Gustine. He worked for Sheets and Walton Drilling in Breckenridge before moving to Gordon and working for Ensearch in 1962. He was a member of Gordon Masonic Lodge and First Baptist Church in Gordon. Mr. Finch retired in 1986.

Survivors: Wife, Ruby Finch of Gordon; daughter, Dianne Stidham of Cisco; sons, Mitchel Finch and Gerald Finch, both of Gordon; brothers, Weldon "Corky" Finch of Gordon, Truman "PeeWee" Finch of Fort Worth and Royce Robert Finch of Lubbock; sisters, Rudene Elkins and Evelyn Crane, both of Gordon; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Edwards Funeral Home
Strawn, (817) 672-5231
 

Chris Free
COLLEYVILLE -- Chris Free, 17, a student, died Sunday in Parker County.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Shady Grove Baptist Church in North Richland Hills. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

Chris Free was born Dec. 3, 1979, in Bedford.

Survivors: Daughter, Lexi Leighann Free of Hurst; mother and stepfather, Judy and Terry Karp of Colleyville; brothers, James Lutz of Aledo and Tony Clayton of Throckmorton; sisters, Crystal Free of Colleyville and Sandra Wilson of Olney; grandparents, Durward and Joyce Thomas of Colleyville and Mattie Free of Deville, La.; and nieces, Jaicee Lutz of Colleyville and Jordan Lutz of Aledo.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Verdie E. Goodson
FORT WORTH -- Verdie Espanola Goodson, 77, a retired food service worker at Texas Osteopathic Hospital, died Sunday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Verdie Goodson was born Feb. 23, 1919, in Grapeland, Texas, the daughter of the late Daniel and Carrie Taylor Lloyd. She grew up in Grapeland and attended public schools, earning a high school diploma in Lovelady, Texas. She was a resident of Fort Worth more than 40 years and was the widow of Neal C. Goodson, who died in 1977. She was a faithful member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.

Survivors: Sons, Willie C. Proutt and wife, Maria, of Junction City, Kan., Jimmie L. Proutt and wife, Alice Fae, and John Proutt, all of Fort Worth; daughters, Lillian L. Randle and husband, Melvin Randle Jr., of Fort Worth, and Mary O. Spurlock and husband, James O., of Houston; sister, Carrie Thomas of Midway; grandchildren, Cleveland Proutt, Aaron Proutt, Byron Proutt, Christopher Proutt, Byron Spurlock, Deyor Proutt, Dezmond Proutt, Darius Proutt and Kia B. Proutt; and other family members and friends.

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

C.J. Hammons
BURKEVILLE -- C.J. Hammons, 71, died Dec. 29 at home.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church of Joshua. Burial: Toledo Bend Cemetery.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas.

C.J. Hammons was a retired postmaster, World War II veteran, past master of Masonic Lodge No. 649, member of Newton Lodge No. 136, past district deputy grandmaster District No. 63 and a member of Scottish Rite in Dallas. He had lived in the Fort Worth area until July 1995.

Survivors: Wife, Verna; three daughters; one son; three grandsons; one great-granddaughter; two brothers; and one sister.

Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home
Jasper, (409) 384-5781
 

Jack L. Hughes
NEVADA, Mo. -- Jack L. Hughes, 75, a retired Fort Worth police officer and a former longtime resident of the Fort Worth area, died Sunday in Nevada.

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

Jack L. Hughes was born July 7, 1921, in Jack County, Texas, the youngest of 11 children, and was married June 19, 1941, to Georgia Easterling. They came to Fort Worth shortly after. He served in the Fort Worth Police Department from 1953 to 1982, when he retired, and was named Policeman of the Year in 1970. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church of Haltom City and lived in Haltom City for 31 years until 1995.

Survivors: Wife, Georgia, of Nevada; two daughters, Jackie King of Joplin, Mo., and Caroline Short of Round Rock; brother, Wilmer Hughes of Reydon, Okla.; two sisters, Nellie Baker of Burleson and Mary Spann of Lipan; eight grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; and 28 nieces and nephews.

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

Robert L. Jackson
WEATHERFORD -- Robert Lewis "Hootie" Jackson, 54, died Monday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at White's Funeral Home. Burial: East Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Robert Lewis "Hootie" Jackson was born in Weatherford on April 6, 1942. He was a Master Mason and a member of Walnut Creek Baptist Church. He owned and operated Jackson's Azle Food Locker in Azle.

Survivors: Wife, Shirley Jackson of Weatherford; daughter, Kinya Jackson of Azle; daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Mark Sellers of White Settlement and Sandy and Scott Livingston of Weatherford; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Tina Jackson of Weatherford; grandkids, Amanda Noah, Johna Noah, Jack Noah, Jo Lynn Chisholm, Hunter Livingston and Christopher Sellers; parents, Pauline and Fuzzy Phelan; brothers, C.E. Hall, Ben Jackson and Ray Jackson, all of Weatherford; sisters, Sue Coats of San Antonio, Norma Jean Mitchell and Fay Phelan, both of Weatherford, and Betty Gufaston of Azle; numerous nieces and nephews; and hundreds of friends and relatives.

White's Funeral Home
Weatherford, (817) 596-4811
 

Thelma Jolley
FORT WORTH -- Thelma Jolley, 88, a homemaker, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

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

Thelma Jolley was born July 30, 1908, in Hill County.

Survivors: Sons, James Jolley of Hendersonville, Tenn., Mickey Jolley of North Richland Hills and Glyndel Jolley of Blue Mound; daughter, Virginia Coleman of Amarillo; brother, Newton Ince of Oklahoma City, Okla.; 22 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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

Berta M. King
FORT WORTH -- Berta Miriam King, 93, a retired office worker and co-owner of Symonds-Atkinson Optical Co., died Sunday.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Burial: private. Visitation: noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home, before the funeral.

Berta Miriam King was born Sept. 18, 1903, in Gustine. She was a former resident of Breckenridge and had lived in Fort Worth since 1970. Mrs. King was a member of Southside Church of Christ. She was the widow of Donald M. King and was also preceded in death by her son, J.W. Montgomery.

Survivors: Grandsons, James W. Montgomery II of Breckenridge and Michael D. Montgomery of Gibbon, Neb.; great-grandchildren, Kyle William Montgomery, Michael Dean Montgomery and Geoffery Montgomery; and five great-great-grandchildren.

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

Nichol King
GRAPEVINE -- Nichol King, 15, a sophomore at Grapevine High School, died Sunday in Parker County as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Nichol's special friend, Dave Semmelbeck, associate and youth minister with Crossroads Bible Church of Lewisville, will officiate.

Pallbearers: Tommy Vasquez, Mike Saver, Isaac Burns, Chad Proctor, Zeke Hoekensen, Michael McDaniel, Robert Phillips, Chris Phillips, Matt Smith, David Kelley, Clint Rickman and Story Youngberg.

Memorials: Project Share, 591 South Mountain Road, New City, New York 10956. Project Share benefits AIDS orphans in Africa.

Nichol King was born May 5, 1981, in Lubbock and had lived in Hurst and Grapevine since 1982. He attended Colleyville Elementary and Middle schools, Grapevine Jr. High and Grapevine High School, where he was a member of the Junior Varsity football team. Nichol loved Jesus Christ, Texas Tech University, his family and friends, fast cars and motorcycles, his guitar and his music, skiing and snowboarding and the mountains of New Mexico and Colorado. He loved life and laughter.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Claude Fincher, and his uncle, Frank L. King III.

Survivors: Parents, Judy and Rob King of Grapevine; sisters, Natania King and Cammie King, both of Grapevine; grandparents, Frank and Ann King of Albuquerque, N.M., and W.G. and Bobbie Cornwall of Aztec, N.M.; and uncles and aunts, Sandy King of Barstow, Calif., Dr. James C. and Susan H. King of Fredricksburg, Texas, Charles C. King of Nashville, Tenn., Ronnie and Darlene Fincher of Midland, Jennifer and Bob Lunsford of Farmington, N.M., and Steve and Mary Kay Cornwall of Aztec, N.M.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Opal King
MINERAL WELLS -- Opal King, 90, a retired men's clothing sales clerk, died Monday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Baum- Carlock-Bumgardner. Burial: Woodland Park Cemetery in Mineral Wells.

Opal King was born Nov. 3, 1906, in Littlefield Bend.

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

Bryan E. Lane
JACKSONVILLE, Ark. -- Bryan Erik Lane, a newborn, passed away Dec. 31.

Graveside service: was Friday in Russellville Cemetery in Russellville, Ark.

Survivors: Parents, Erik and Julie Lane; grandparents, Ronald and Cindy Blair; grandmother, Phyllis Lane; great- grandfathers, Bryan Lane and George Knittel; great-grandmothers, Jewel Whitehurst and Elva Lankford; great- grandparents, Rayburn and Bettie Blair; great-great-grandparents, Phil and Polly Balweg; aunts, Betsy and Roslyn Blair; aunts and uncles, Mark and Amy Lane and Kelly and Joe Crocker; and five cousins, Andrew, Adam, Candi, Amber and Kyle.

Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home
Jacksonville, Ark., (501) 982-2136
 

Frank Lane
GRANBURY -- Frank Lane, 70, a retired stockman for General Motors in Arlington, died Monday at a Granbury hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Friendship Baptist Church, 1248 W. Hurst Blvd., Hurst. Burial: Holly Hills Memorial Park, Granbury.

Frank Lane was born Nov. 25, 1926, in Parkdale, Ark. He retired from General Motors in 1984. He married Chloe Reddick Feb. 23, 1944, in Rector, Ark.

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

Jean E.K. Liska
ARLINGTON -- Jean Evelyn Kimball Liska, 63, a registered nurse, died Monday in Naperville, Ill.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Jean Evelyn Kimball Liska was born Jan. 20, 1933, in Bridgeport, Conn. She graduated from Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing in Bridgeport in 1954.

Mrs. Liska was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Andrew Liska, in August 1996; and her parents, Arthur in 1959 and Alice Kimball in 1961.

Survivors: Son, Peter Liska of Arlington; daughter, Leslie Blalock of Aurora, Ill.; brother, Arthur G. Kimball Jr. of Derby, Conn.; sister, Marion Henderson of Webb City, Mo.; grandchildren, Jason and Caitlin Blalock; son-in-law, Michael Blalock; sister-in-law, Frances Kimball of Stratford, Conn.; and several nephews and cousins.

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

Emily C. Maidens
BOWIE -- Emily Catherine Maidens, 83, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Bowie.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Thursday in Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.

Emily Catherine Maidens was born July 10, 1913, in Decatur.

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

Lee Marshall
ARLINGTON -- Lee Marshall, 74, controller for the Tarrant County Convention Center, died Monday in Arlington.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Thursday at St. John Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 6007 W. Pleasant Ridge Road in Arlington. Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Park in Texarkana, Ark. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

Lee Marshall was born Oct. 10, 1922, in Metairie, La.

Survivors: Brother, the Rev. Jim Marshall of Atkinson, Ill.; and longtime friend, Earl Newton of Arlington.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Vinetta Mayton
FORT WORTH -- Vinetta Mayton, 82, a homemaker, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Cryptside service: 3 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Mausoleum.

Vinetta Mayton was born Dec. 14, 1914, in Decatur.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Mayton, in August 1996.

Survivors: One brother of Houston.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Evah McNabb
BURLESON -- Evah McNabb, 91, a homemaker, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Evah McNabb was born Dec. 18, 1905, in Decatur. She was a resident of the Fort Worth area all her life. She was a member of Trinity Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Daughters and son-in-law, Sue and Jack Carey of Burleson and Neita Mitchell of Malin, Ore.; grandchildren, Jackie Yates, Joe Carey, Amy Waddle, Tommy McNabb, Jerry Mitchell and James Mitchell; several great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Bert F. Melugin
CLEBURNE -- Bert F. Melugin, 77, a retired truck driver, died Monday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Steppingstone Family Church in Burleson. Burial: Bethesda Cemetery.

Memorials: Steppingstone Family Church.

Bert F. Melugin was born Feb. 14, 1919, in Hugo, Okla., the son of Jonathan and Leora Melugin. He retired as a truck driver from Ward Fleet in 1983 and was an Army veteran of World War II, attached to Company D 25th Medical Battalion. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and his campaigns included Guadalcanal, Luzon, New Guinea and the Philippine Liberation. He was a member of Steppingstone Family Church of Burleson.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, David Aaron Brown, in Feb. 1974, and a brother, Homer Melugin, in July 1982.

Survivors: Wife of 51 years, Renee Melugin of Johnson County; one daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Jimmy Leach of Holdenville, Okla.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Merl and Beth Melugin and Johnny and Kay Melugin of Burleson; brother, Albert Melugin of Hurst; sister, Priscilla Jacobs of Antlers, Okla.; grandchildren, Terri Cain of Tulsa, Okla., Kevin and Paul Cain, both of Arlington, Richard Melugin of Euless, Jeremy Melugin of Burleson, Jonathan Melugin of Arlington and Phillip, David and Jared Melugin, all of Burleson; great- grandchildren, Chris Cain of the Air Force and Amber Quiroz of Tulsa, Okla.

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

Melinda P. Minter
FORT WORTH -- Melinda Pena Minter, 34, a legal secretary, died Tuesday at a local medical center.

Memorial service: 4 p.m. Friday at Ridglea Presbyterian Church. Officiating: Dr. Warner Bailey and Rev. Scott Hookey. Graveside service: 3:15 p.m. Friday in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Melinda Minter was born Jan. 26, 1962, in Fort Worth. She was a graduate of Arlington Heights High School and attended TCJC and the University of Texas at Austin. She was a Presbyterian.

"A loving, friendly and joyful person."

Survivors: Husband, Michael Minter of Fort Worth; parents, Heriberto Pena, M.D., and Marjorie Pope Pena of Fort Worth; brothers, Phillip H. Pena of Austin and David B. Pena of Fort Worth; sister, Nancy Elizabeth Pena of Fort Worth; and maternal grandmother, Marjorie Wells Pope of Tyler.

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

Kenneth O. Montgomery
HURST -- Kenneth Oliver Montgomery, 66, a pharmaceutical manufacturing executive, died Monday at home.

Burial: Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood, Ind. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst.

Ken Montgomery was born Sept. 6, 1930, in Indianapolis, Ind. After serving in Okinawa as an airplane mechanic during the Korean War, he earned his B.S. in chemistry and M.S. in pharmaceutical chemistry at Butler University in Indianapolis. He was a licensed pharmacist for most of his adult life.

Mr. Montgomery had a reputation in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry for his abilities to formulate time- release medications and good-tasting liquid medicines. While working in Seymour, Ind., from 1963 through 1984, he developed and patented a soluble iron compound.

Mr. Montgomery moved to the Fort Worth area in 1990 to start Kenmont Laboratories Inc., a pharmaceutical manufacturing business. He left that company in 1994 to start a new company, PharmaFab Inc., with his son and daughter. He worked diligently through two years of cancer treatments to build the new company for his family and friends who worked with him. All who worked with him admired his dedication to integrity and his respect for and trust in his employees.

Survivors: Wife of 43 years, Luba Montgomery of Hurst; daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Dick Ryan of Hurst; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Faith Montgomery of Hurst; stepchildren, Judy Carney of Lafayette, Calif., and Steven Nisenbaum of Topsfield, Mass.; mother, Aleda Montgomery of Indianapolis; brother and sister-in- law, Robert and Rose Montgomery of Indianapolis; and grandchildren, Kevin Ryan and Hope and Mason Montgomery.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Eric Jay Mosley
FORT WORTH -- Eric Jay Mosley, 14, a student at Wedgwood and Stripling Middle schools, died Saturday at a hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Trinity Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Rodney Harris and the Rev. William Kraftson. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Memorials: The Lena Pope Home.

Eric Jay Mosley was born Aug. 18, 1982, in Fort Worth. He entered into his new home and left behind life through organ donation. He was a member of the Blue Raiders and the Optimist baseball team. He loved sports, music and song writing and leaves behind many loving friends and family members.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ben and Louise Mosley, Buddy Bridges and Bill Allen.

Survivors: Parents, Ronnie and Gina Mosley of Fort Worth; sister, Hilary Shae' Mosley; maternal grandparents, Skip and Donna Bridges; maternal great-grandmother, Eva Allen; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

Raymond J. Nytes
FORT WORTH -- Raymond J. Nytes, 78, OFM, a retired Roman Catholic priest, died Monday at his home in St. Francis Village.

Funeral: Recitation of rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday and con-celebrated mass of Christian burial at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Village Chapel. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Rev. Raymond Nytes was born Feb. 5, 1918, in New Prague, Minn. He was ordained June 24, 1945. He was assistant pastor at St. Joseph Catholic Church in San Antonio. He was pastor at Our Lady of the Angels, 1961-1966. He was assistant pastor at St. Peter, 1966-1968, and assistant pastor at Queen of Heaven in San Antonio, 1969-1979.

Survivors: Brothers, Walter Nytes, Leander Nytes and Cyril Nytes; and sister, Sister Alice Nytes.

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

Clifton O. Overcash
FORT WORTH -- Clifton Odell Overcash, 75, former president of Leonard Bros. and former mayor of Fort Worth, died Sunday at home.

Funeral: 3 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth. Mr. Overcash chose to be cremated following the service.

Memorials: Big Brothers and Sisters of Fort Worth or a charity of choice.

A native of Coddle Creek, N.C., Mr. Overcash had been a resident of Fort Worth since 1959. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth, Moslah Temple Shrine, the Moslah Temple Shrine Patrol and the Royal Order of Jesters, Court No. 32.

Survivors: Wife, Christine von Brauchitsch Overcash of Fort Worth; sons, Clif O. "Smokey" Overcash Jr. and Craig Overcash and his wife, Susan, all of Fort Worth; daughter, Cheryl Overcash Anthony and her husband, David, of Dallas; grandchildren, Caneel and Edel Anthony; sisters, Juanita Overcash Scaglione and her husband, Frank, of Jasper, Ala., and Helen Overcash Russell of Thomasville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233
 

Dorothy C. Parker
FORT WORTH -- Dorothy C. Parker, 83, a homemaker, died Sunday at a Cleburne hospital.

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

Dorothy C. Parker was born Dec. 7, 1913, in Fort Worth. She was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Parker.

Survivors: Daughters, Carolyn Brantley of Granbury and Sally Valle of North Richland Hills; sister, Verna Walker of Fort Worth; five grandchildren, Donna Dioreo, Karen Scott, Sherry Martin, Beverly Koenig and Bill Lawson; four great- grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren.

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

Patsy A. Parson
ALVORD -- Patsy Ann Hughes Parson, 50, a homemaker, died Monday in Fort Worth.

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

Patsy Parson was born July 29, 1946, in Simmsboro, La.

Survivors: Husband, Phillip Parson of Alvord; son, Stephen Parson of Alvord; daughters, Jennifer Maxwell of Denton and Sharon Parson of Alvord; mother, Dolly Hughes of Louisiana; and grandchild, Cameron Parson of Alvord.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959
 

Vivian E. Pilgrim
WACO -- Vivian E. Pilgrim, 69, a homemaker, died Sunday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Hall & Sons Funeral Home. Burial: Grahams Chapel.

Memorials: Speegleville Baptist Church, Speegleville, Texas.

Vivian E. Pilgrim was born May 1, 1927, in Hasse.

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

Greyson C. Pollock
ARLINGTON -- Greyson C. Pollock, 19 months, died Saturday in Arlington.

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

Greyson C. Pollock was born May 18, 1995, in Arlington.

Need not look at the picture, just gaze upwards in the darkness. Greyson will appear as the brightest star in the sky. We love you. We miss you.

Survivors: Father, Jeff R. Pollock of Arlington; mother, Shalece D. Pollock of Arlington; sister, Tyler Pollock; grandfather, Rob Robinson of Midland; grandmother, Shay Forson of Arlington; grandmother, Vickie Bergner of Burleson; grandparents, J.T. and Sharon Pollock of Benbrook; great-grandmother, Faye Pollock of River Oaks; great- grandmother, Earline Sliva of Benbrook; aunt, Amanda Forson of Arlington; and uncle, Dusty Sliva of Arlington.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Loyd E. Pond
FORT WORTH -- Loyd E. Pond, 74, a retired inspector for Bell Helicopter, died Monday at home.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. today at West Freeway Church of Christ. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Loyd Pond was born on May 3, 1922, in Proffit, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Neitha Pond, in July of 1992. He was a member of West Freeway Church of Christ.

Survivors: Son, Randy Pond of Fort Worth; his twin brother, Floyd Pond of Chillicothe; and five grandchildren.

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

Lewis W. Redburn
FORT WORTH -- Lewis W. "Whiskey Bill" Redburn, 75, a retired butcher, died Monday at his daughter's Fort Worth home.

Burial: Fort Sam Houston Cemetery in San Antonio.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Ronnie Johnson; grandsons, Michael and Christopher Johnson; sons, L.T. Redburn of Fort Worth, Robert Redburn of Dallas, Howard Redburn of Kentucky and Leslie Redburn of Dallas; daughters, Bertie Krebbs of Fort Worth, Louise Gray of Garland and Mary Redburn of Dallas; grandchildren, Melissa Redburn, Shaun Redburn, Kevin Redburn, Eric Redburn and Brian Gray; sister, Lillie McGee of River Oaks; and many friends.
 

Beulah Rives
STEPHENVILLE -- Beulah Rives, 81, a housekeeper at Community Nursing Home for several years, died Monday at a Stephenville nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Lacy Funeral Home. Burial: Corinth Cemetery. Officiating: Rev. Emil Becker.

Beulah Rives was born Oct. 31, 1915, in DeLeon. She married Barney Rives in 1937 in Comanche County. He preceded her in death in 1965.

Survivors: Sons, B.V. Rives of Dallas, Jack Ivy Rives of Superior, Ariz., and Herman Rives of Stephenville; brothers, Malcomb Reed and Louis Reed, both of Dallas, and R.G. Reed of Bisbee, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

Lacy Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 968-2102
 

James Roberts
HALTOM CITY -- James Roberts, 59, retired from the U.S. Air Force, died Monday in North Richland Hills.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: Haltom City Police Department Building Fund, in remembrance of James Roberts.

James Roberts was born Aug. 20, 1937, in Graham. He was a member of the Citizen's Police Academy of Haltom City.

Survivors: Wife, Celia Roberts of Haltom City; son and daughter-in-law, Weldon and Heather Roberts of Chicago, Ill.; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Mike Hareld of Crest Hill, Ill.; sisters, Arlene Martin of Gulf Port, Miss., and Patsy Haseltine of Montgomery, Ala.; and grandchildren, Molly Champion, Michael Hareld, Matthew Hareld, Megan Hareld and Abigail Roberts.

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

Reba J. Ross
CLEBURNE -- Reba January Ross, 82, a homemaker, died Sunday at a Keene nursing center.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Friday in Houston National Cemetery in Houston.

Reba Ross was born July 25, 1914, in Pittsburg, Texas.

Survivors: Son, Robert A. Ross of Pasadena; daughters, Sibyl Ross Beasley of Cleburne and Jewel Ross Lake of Nampa, Idaho; sister, Ouida West of Houston; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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

Donna M. Shepelwich
DALLAS -- Donna Mary Shepelwich, 54, died Monday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Gaston Oaks Baptist Church, 8515 Greenville Ave. in Dallas. Officiating: Dr. Lester B. Collins, Dr. E. Edward Schmeltekopf and Dr. Brian Anderson. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Thursday in Greenwood Cemetery in Fort Worth. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at Grove Hill Funeral Home.

Memorials: Gaston Oaks Baptist Church or Baylor Health Care Systems Foundation for Cancer Research.

Donna Mary Shepelwich was born July 15, 1942, in Dallas to Edward and Helen Shepelwich. She passed away peacefully at home Jan. 6, 1997. Donna served for 14 years as administrative assistant to the associate executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. She was previously pastor's secretary at Gaston Avenue Baptist Church for 20 years. She was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School.

Survivors: Mother, Helen Shepelwich; sisters, Carolyn Sylvester and her husband, Bill, of Nacogdoches and Claudia Rhea of Waco; brothers, John Shepelwich and his wife, Katie, of Tulsa and Jim Shepelwich and his wife, Lisa, of Fort Worth; and nephews and nieces, Alan and Kevin Rhea of Waco, Laura Harrington and her husband, Phil, of Germany, David Sylvester of Nacogdoches, Keith and Annalisa Shepelwich of Fort Worth and Sarah, Daniel and Jack Shepelwich of Tulsa.

Grove Hill Funeral Home
Dallas, (214) 388-8887
 

Dennis L. Smith
GRAHAM -- Dennis Lynn Smith, 45, with Smith's Auto Repair, died Sunday in Springtown.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Morrison Funeral Chapel. Burial: Tonk Valley Cemetery in Young County.

Dennis Lynn Smith was born March 12, 1951, in Graham.

Morrison Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-2121
 

Esther P. Stone
GRAHAM -- Esther Pauline Stone, 82, a homemaker, died Monday in Graham.

Funeral: 4 p.m. today at Morrison Funeral Home in Graham. Burial: Pioneer Cemetery in Graham.

Memorials: American Diabetes Association or the American Emphysema Association.

Esther Stone was born May 23, 1914, in Electra.

Morrison Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-2121
 

Leonard L. Tejada
FORT WORTH -- Leonard Lupe Tejada, 47, a jeweler, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at St. Patrick Cathedral. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Leonard Tejada was born Feb. 6, 1949, in Haskell.

Survivors: Wife, Maria Aida Tejada; son, Domingo Tejada; daughters, Nelda Gallegoes, Sabrina Tejada and Stephanie Tejada; parents, Domingo Tejada and Miqueala Tejada; sisters, Janie and Alicia; grandchildren, Felipe, Iva, Leonardo Gallegoes, Natalie Paiz, Adrrian Rios, Ricky Olivarez and Margie and Vincent Mendoza Jr.

Alonzo Funeral Home
2301 Ephriham Ave., 740-9091

Henry Thompson
FORT WORTH -- Henry "Granddaddy" Thompson Sr., 78, retired owner of Neighborhood Grocery, died Saturday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Greater St. James Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors.

Henry Thompson was born Aug. 26, 1918, in Pleasant Plains.

Survivors: Wife, Corlina Thompson; sons, Henry Thompson Jr., John H. Thompson Sr. and L.C. Thompson; daughters, Erma Penny, Ruby Price and Gerline Gupton; brother, Gressie Thompson; sisters, Etta Gray, Ardell Montgomery and Odessa Barrett; 18 grandchildren; and 18 great- grandchildren.

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

Ethel G. Thorp
KEENE -- Ethel Gertrude Thorp, 83, a retired receptionist, died Monday at a Cleburne hospital.

Memorial service: At a later date.

Ethel Thorp was born Sept. 3, 1913, in La Jara, Colo.

Survivors: Daughters, Sandy Weaver of Keene and Nancy Gebhard of North Bend, Ore.; sister, Hazel Vaughn of Albuquerque, N.M.; and grandchildren, Laura Gebhard and Bret Gebhard, both of Battleground, Wash., Rick Weaver of Roanoke and Ryan Weaver of Keene.

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

Betty Tipton
FORT WORTH -- Betty Tipton, 66, a homemaker, died Monday in Stephenville.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight.

Memorials: Charity of choice.

Betty Tipton was born in Opelika, Ala. She graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1948. She was very active in the Tarrant County Democratic Party. She was a master bridge player.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David B. Tipton, in 1990.

Survivors: Sons, William B. Quinn III of Los Angeles, Calif., Tracy Quinn of Fort Worth and Craig Quinn of Stephenville; daughter, Carolyn Kelley of Phoenix, Ariz.; one half brother; one half sister; and six grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Kenneth F. Washington
HURST -- Kenneth Floyd Washington, 71, a retired IRS supervisor, died Monday in Hurst.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Thursday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.

Kenneth Washington was born Feb. 10, 1925, in Wichita Falls. He was employed at the IRS for 35 years. He served three years in the Navy on the USS Portland. He was a Boy Scout leader in Wichita Falls and was involved in pee- wee football in Hurst and Little League in Graham. He worked at H&R Block for 13 years. He graduated from Midwestern University in 1949.

Survivors: Wife, Helen Washington of Hurst; son, Marvin Washington and his wife, Penny, of Keller; daughter, Charlotte and her husband, David Dutton, of Argyle; sisters, Jean Keshlear of Wichita Falls and Jane Janca of Rocklin, Calif.; grandchildren, Steve and Eddie Dutton of Argyle and Drew Washington of Keller; and several nieces and nephews.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Elbert A. Whitt
FORT WORTH -- Elbert A. Whitt, 84, a retired government employee and resident of Fort Worth more than 40 years, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Ministers: Dr. Jack Arvin, Dr. David Malone and Mr. Bill Shero.

Elbert Whitt was born June 25, 1912, in San Saba. He was a member of West Berry Church of Christ for 62 years. Mr. Whitt enlisted in civilian pilot training in April 1942 and entered active duty in the Army Air Corps July 24, 1943, after graduating from Officers Candidate School. He went from Alamogardo to Italy, where he served with the 450th Heavy Bomb Group until his return from active duty in May 1945. Mr. Whitt served with the Texas National Guard until 1974. He was decorated for his service in World War II. He was honored to wear the European Theatre Ribbon with ten Battle Stars, the Presidential Unit Citation and a Cluster and the Bronze Star. He worked for the Department of Defense and the Department of Labor until his retirement in 1970.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Kenneth J. Whitt, August 1989, and one brother and one sister.

Survivors: Wife of 62 years, Laura A. Whitt of Fort Worth; son, Douglas M. Whitt and his wife, Sandra, of Fort Worth; daughter, Dodi Daniel and her husband, Tom, of Austin; grandchildren, J. Christopher Daniel, Tyler M. Daniel, Andrew M. Whitt, Daniel B. Whitt and Christopher D. Whitt; three nephews; one niece; and many loving friends and relatives.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Raymond R. Windle
AURORA -- Raymond Randall Windle, 77, a retired postal clerk, died Tuesday in Justin.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Christian- Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd. Burial: Aurora Cemetery. Visitation: Until 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Raymond Windle was born Nov. 14, 1919, in Snyder, Okla. He lived in Fort Worth for 30 years, where he worked and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a veteran of World War II. He spent six years in the U.S. Marine Corps, receiving the Silver Star for bravery in Iwo Jima.

Survivors: Wife of 51 years, Renee Windle of Aurora; son and daughter-in- law, Ted and Shirley Windle of Weatherford; daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia and Ralph deCordova of Aurora and Jana and Joe Garcia of Fort Worth; four grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home
Boyd, (817) 433-5310

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