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Mary E. Adams 

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Harrell Funeral Home. Burial: Barbee Cemetery in Erath County.

Mary Erma Adams was born Nov. 20, 1900, in Gorman. She was a Baptist.

Survivors: Son, Earl D. Adams of Kermit; daughter, Gwen Carlisle of Post; four grandchildren; 12 great- grandchildren; and five great-great- grandchildren.

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

Ruth F. Allen
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Ruth Fant Allen, 83, a nurse, died Tuesday in Grapevine.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Ruth Allen was born July 10, 1913, in Fant City, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Allen, and a grandchild, Denise Dacus.

Survivors: Son, Hubert I. Allen Jr. of Fort Worth; daughters, Joan Carpenter of Roanoke and Ruth Ann Warnick of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Greg Carpenter, Monty Carpenter, Lori Duppstadt, Scott Warnick, Durelle Warnick, Brent Allen, Kori Franklin and Gigi Kline; and 16 great-grandchildren.

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

Mildred I. Anderson
ARLINGTON -- Mildred Imogene "Sadler" Anderson, 81, a bookeeper for Ted Arendale Ford, died Monday in Arlington.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. today at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

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; seven grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

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

Katherine Bailey-Earl
FORT WORTH -- Katherine "Big Cat" Bailey-Earl, 52, a live-in sitter, died Jan. 1 at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Gethsemane Church of God in Christ in Cleburne. Burial: Chambers Memorial Cemetery in Cleburne. Family hour: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the church.

Katherine Bailey-Earl was born April 19, 1944, in Cleburne.

Survivors: Daughters, Mary Akins and Catherine Bailey, both of Cleburne; parents, Easter Mae Bailey of Cleburne; brothers, Cornell Bailey and Harold Bailey, both of Cleburne; sisters, Edna Baylor, Ester Bailey of Joshua, Betty Lou Bailey and Patricia Bailey, both of Cleburne; five grandchildren; six nieces; and three nephews.

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

Herman Benson
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- Herman "Arnold" Benson, 84, a retired Army command sergeant major, died Tuesday at a hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church. Dr. William T. Nowlan will officiate. Burial: Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth.

Memorials: First Christian Church or Alzheimer's Association.

Herman "Arnold" Benson was born May 1, 1912, in Huntsville, Mo., the son of Herman H. and Maude Owens Benson. He married Catherine Margaret Hisle.

He was a command sergeant major in the Army and retired in 1973. He served his country in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. His honors included the Bronze Star.

He was an instructor at Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Mo., from 1947 to 1956 and was stationed at Fort Leavenworth from 1956 to 1962.

After retirement from the Army, he lived in Fort Worth, Texas, before moving to Leavenworth in 1993.

He was a devout Christian and a member of First Christian Church. He was an elder emeritus at the church and a past chairman of the board. He served his adult Sunday school class as a teacher, at both Central Christian Church in Fort Worth and at First Christian Church in Leavenworth.

He was a member of the Association of the United States Army.

Survivors: Wife, Catherine Margaret Benson of Leavenworth; daughter, Molly Homan of Leavenworth; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Davis Funeral Chapel
Leavenworth, Kan., (913) 682-5523
 

Mary L. Bullard
FORT WORTH -- Mary Lou Bullard, 84, a retired civil service clerical, died Tuesday at a local care center.

Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church. Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church; with rosary at 10:40 a.m. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials: The Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, Cabrini Day Nursery, 817 Phillips St., New Orleans, La., 70116-2419.

Mary Bullard was born Feb. 29, 1912, in Gordo, Ala. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughters of America, Court Louise No. 209 (56 years), Six Flags Chapter, DAR (50 years), Fort Worth Genealogy Society and the Women's Society of Holy Family Catholic Church.

She was the widow of Vernon M. Bullard.

Survivors: Cousins, nieces and nephews.

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

George C. Cherbonnier Jr.
FORT WORTH -- George Case Cherbonnier Jr., 77, a retired material program administrator, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

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

George Case Cherbonnier Jr. was born Nov. 25, 1919, in New York City, N.Y. He grew up in Ferguson, Mo., and had resided in Fort Worth since 1951. He worked for General Dynamics for 33 years, retiring in 1985 as material program administrator. Formerly he was manager for Supply Division Inc. of St. Louis, Mo. He managed the Memphis, Tenn., Oklahoma City and Houston branches.

Mr. Cherbonnier was a member of Ridglea Presbyterian Church, Houston Masonic Lodge 1172 and General Dynamics Management Club Retirees Association.

Survivors: Wife, Willa Cherbonnier of Fort Worth; son, David Cherbonnier of College Station; daughter, Lynn Prato of Newtown, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Harold T. Cromwell
FORT WORTH -- Harold Tatum "Hal" Cromwell, 67, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital from heart complications.

Memorial service: 4 p.m. Sunday at Agape Metropolitan Community Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Brenda Hunt. Mr. Cromwell's body was cremated.

Memorials: "Raise the Roof" building campaign of Agape MCC, Box 15247, Fort Worth 76119.

Harold Tatum "Hal" Cromwell was born March 5, 1929, in Fort Worth and graduated from Fort Worth schools. He later attended UCLA and received a degree in computer science. He worked for Shell Oil Co. for many years in California and Houston as an accountant. He returned to Fort Worth in the early 1980s and worked in maintenance at the Retirement Inn and later Broadway Plaza, where he retired.

Mr. Cromwell served in the Korean War with the Navy. He was a very active member of Agape Metropolitan Community Church, where he served as a deacon.

Survivors: A sister; a brother; and a very loving church family.

Heartland Funeral Home
Early, Texas, (915) 646-9424
 

A. Bennett Elmore
CLEBURNE -- A. Bennett Elmore, 83, a retired grocer, died Tuesday at a Cleburne nursing home.

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

A. Bennett Elmore was born May 28, 1913, in Blum.

Survivors: Wife, Maida Vance Ball Elmore of Cleburne; son, Van Alan Elmore; daughter, Jeannette Kahl-Elmore of Missouri City; sisters, Mildred Elmore Harris and Ruth Elmore Fuller, both of Cleburne, Ruby Elmore White and Christine Elmore Halcomb, both of Dallas, and Freddie Elmore McKinney of San Angelo; and six grandchildren.

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

Hazel Fluitt
GRANBURY -- Hazel Fluitt, 84, a homemaker, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Vine Life Tabernacle Church in Glen Rose. Graveside service: 4 p.m. in Hoover's Valley Cemetery in Burnet County.

Hazel Fluitt was born June 1, 1912, in Voca, Texas. She was a former Waco resident and had also lived in Burnet for 10 years. Mrs. Fluitt had resided in the Granbury-Glen Rose area since 1967. She was a member of Vine Life Tabernacle Church.

Survivors: Husband, J.E. Fluitt of Granbury; sons, Jimmy Fluitt and Clyde Worth Fluitt, both of Waco, and Flavil Lamar Fluitt of Glen Rose; daughters, Zelda Mae Williams of Japan and Jackie Baxter of Cleburne; brother, Lindley Burt Clements of San Antonio; sister, Mildred Clyde McArthur of Kaufman; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

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

Dessie W. Graham
NOCONA -- Dessie Wall Graham, 94, a homemaker and a retired school cafeteria worker, died Wednesday at a Nocona nursing home.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at Jerry Woods Funeral Home in Nocona. Burial: Nocona Cemetery.

Dessie Graham was born March 11, 1902, in Nocona.

Memorials: Walnut Street Baptist Church.

Survivors: Son, Joe Adrian Gratiam of Wichita Falls; daughter, Oneta Gayle Williams of Arlington; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great- great-grandchildren.

Jerry Woods Funeral Home
Nocona, (817) 825-3285
 

Eugene W. Haas
FORT WORTH -- Eugene W. "Mick" Haas, 71, a retired pipeline construction inspector, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: noon today at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson. Burial: Crowley Cemetery.

Eugene W. Haas was born March 23, 1925, in Burleson. He was a 20-year resident of Fort Worth. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing. He raised cattle, peacocks and guineas. He retired from Mid-America Pipeline Company in 1975.

Survivors: Sons, Greg Haas of Brownwood and Jeff Haas of Shelton, Wash.; daughter, Deborah Somer of Menlo Park, Calif.; sister, Billie Coloney of Harlingen; grandchildren, Greg Haas Jr. of Talala, Okla., Glyn Haas of Odessa and Michele Spomer of Rochester, N.Y.; and two great-grandchildren.

Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson
Burleson, 295-5211
 

Linda D. Harskjold
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Linda D. Harskjold, 49, a federal government office manager, died Tuesday in North Richland Hills.

Funeral: No services planned.

Linda Harskjold was born Oct. 9, 1947, in Riverside, Calif.

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

Mary C. Hicks
ARLINGTON -- Mary C. Hicks, 50, a cashier for an oil and gas company, died Tuesday in Arlington.

Funeral: Private family service held.

Mary C. Hicks was born Dec. 5, 1946, in Omaha, Neb.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, John and Misty Barton of Culver, Ind.; brother, Michael Hardy of Tucson, Ariz.; sister, Jean Miller of Omaha, Neb.; and grandchild, Kelsey Barton.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Ruth A. Hoff
AZLE -- Ruth Arvila Hoff, 82, a homemaker, died Tuesday at an Azle hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at White's Funeral Home. Burial: Azleland Cemetery in Azle. Visitation: 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ruth Arvila Hoff was born May 4, 1914, in Houghton, Mich.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211
 

Cecil E. Holbrook
FORT WORTH -- Cecil E. Holbrook, 78, a retired Army sergeant, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at North Fort Worth Baptist Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 7 tonight at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Cecil E. Holbrook was born Oct. 1, 1918, in Enville, Okla. He served in the Army for 23 years and retired as a sergeant E-5 on Dec. 31, 1964. He was a lifetime member of the DAV.

Survivors: Wife, Marguerite Holbrook of Fort Worth; sons, Richard Holbrook of San Antonio, Tom Carter of Haltom City and Maurice Carter of Flint; daughter, Cecelia Shelton of Killeen; brothers, Lonnie Holbrook of Choctaw, Okla., and Charles Holbrook of El Reno, Okla.; sister, Edna Lamb of Ardmore, Okla.; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grand- children.

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

Essie L. Johns
ALEDO -- Essie Lee Johns, 81, who retired from Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Co. after 38 years, died Wednesday at a Weatherford hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Aledo Church of Christ. Burial: Annetta Cemetery in Annetta. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at White's Funeral Home.

Essie Lee Johns was born July 16, 1915, in Winston County, Miss.

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

Frances L. Johnston
GRAHAM -- Frances Lafern Johnston, 76, a homemaker, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Morrison Funeral Home in Graham. Burial: Pioneer Cemetery in Graham.

Memorials: Graham General Hospice, P.O. Box 367, Graham, Texas 76450.

Frances Johnston was born Oct. 2, 1920, in Healdton, Okla.

Morrison Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-2121
 

Anna D. Jones
FORT WORTH -- Anna Dorothy Jones, 76, a retired pastry cook with J.C. Penney Company, died Friday in Woodbridge, Va.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mayfield Baptist Church. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Wake: 6 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Anna Jones was born Feb. 2, 1920, in Corsicana.

She was a graduate of I.M. Terrell High School, a member of Mayfield Baptist Church for 71 years and founder of the 100-voice choir there. She was a former member of the Atomic Social Club and proprietor of Andy's and Dorothy's Lounge.

Survivors: Sons, Glenn A. Carroll Sr. and Thomas Carroll; brothers, Lester Jones; sisters, Mary Katherine McKenzie; and grandchildren, Marcus Sims, Glenn A. Carroll II, Broderick G. Carroll, Wesley Carroll and La Shun Carroll.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

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. today 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, Story Youngberg, Andy Hickson and Todd Hickson.

Memorials: Project Share, 591 S. 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 Junior 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 Fredericksburg, 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
 

David A. Leeper
FORT WORTH -- David Alan Leeper, 56, a printer for Martin Printing Co., died Tuesday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Brown, Gause-Ware, Owens & Brumley. Officiating will be the Rev. Marion Fonville. Burial: Cottondale Cemetery near Paradise. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Doug Leeper, Derek Leeper, Bill Beaupre, Sam Cook Jr., Sha Clayton and Shawn Clayton.

David Alan Leeper was born July 24, 1940, in Moline, Ill. He was a member of Ryanwood Baptist Church and was an active Little League coach.

Survivors: Wife, Pat Leeper of Fort Worth; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Jennie Leeper of Crowley; daughter and son-in-law, Pam and John Pena of North Richland Hills; parent, Evelyn Ashley of Fort Worth; brother and sister-in- law, Don and LlaBetta Leeper of Fort Worth; sister and brother-in-law, Genevieve and Mel Sanders of Prophetstown, Ill.; and grandchildren, Jessica Leeper and Michael Leeper Jr. of Crowley.

Brown, Gause-Ware, Owens & Brumley
425 S. Henderson St., 335-4557
 

Mary E. Lindly
FORT WORTH -- Mary Elizabeth Lindly, 98, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at Burgess- Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home in Bowie. Burial: Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie.

Mary Lindly was born April 7, 1898, in Jacksboro.

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

Lorenzo G. Luera
BURLESON -- Lorenzo G. Luera, 59, a musician and a T.U. Electric retiree, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anns Catholic Church of Burleson. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Rosary: 7 tonight at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth.

Lorenzo Luera was born March 18, 1936, in San Diego, Texas. Mr. Luera was a musician in the Corpus Christi and Fort Worth areas for many years with three of his sons continuing the legacy of his music.

Survivors: Wife, Ricarda Luera of Burleson; sons, Lorenzo R. Luera Jr. and Steve L., both of Fort Worth and Eddie Luera of Burleson; daughters, Cynthia Noel of Burleson and Ida Aitken of Cleburne; sons, Ray Luera and Duwayne Luera, both of Burleson; son-in-law, Paul J. Aitken of Cleburne; daughter-in- law, Toni Luera of Burleson; brothers, Pete Luera of Corpus Christi, and Fernando Luera and Guadalupe Luera, both of Fort Worth; sisters, Guadalupe Garcia and Susie Jimenez, both of Fort Worth, Adela Sifuentes of La Marque and Eva Caseres and Janie Davila, both of Fort Worth; 12 grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.

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

Eva R. Macaulay
WEATHERFORD -- Eva Ruth Macaulay, 77, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Weatherford nursing facility.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Memory Gardens of the Valley Memorial Park in Weatherford.

Eva Ruth Macaulay was born May 1, 1919, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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

Alice H. Marbut
CLEBURNE -- Alice Heckler Marbut, 92, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Cleburne.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Martin's Funeral Home. Burial: Rio Vista Cemetery.

Alice Heckler Marbut was born Dec. 29, 1904, in Blum.

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

James Mathis
FORT WORTH -- James Mathis, 36, died Tuesday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Gideon Missionary Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Family hour: 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

James Mathis was born Aug. 2, 1960.

Survivors: Wife, Shevonne Sherman Mathis; daughter, Janecia Mathis; stepson, Reginald Sherman; mother, Bettye J. Mathis; father, Jimmy Mathis; brother, Jimmy Mathis Jr.; sisters, Vickie Walker and Sharlene Milton; and grandparent, Mary Ella Mathis of Columbus, Ga.

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

Bobby W. Mays
BLANKET -- Bobby William Mays, 57, retired from the Army, died Monday at home.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Saturday at Hall & Sons Funeral Home. Burial: Blanket Cemetery, with full military honors.

Bobby Mays was born Nov. 26, 1939, in Fort Stockton.

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

Willard McLeod
FORT WORTH -- Willard "Mac" McLeod, 82, self-employed at a lighting company, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Willard McLeod was born Aug. 12, 1914, in Gate, Okla.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth. He had enjoyed spending time at his Possum Kingdom Lake house since 1983.

Survivors: Wife of 16 years, Eloise Guess McLeod of Fort Worth; son, Gary McLeod of Tucson, Ariz.; stepson, Jim Switzer of Arlington; daughter, Gayle Tyler of Mansfield; brother, Claude E. McLeod; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Shannon-TCU Funeral Chapel
3015 Merida, 926-3314
 

Martin W. McPherson
KELLER -- Martin W. McPherson, 84, a retired dairy farmer, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Martin McPherson was born May 26, 1912, in Grapevine and was a lifetime resident of Tarrant County. He married Minta Lorene Young on July 5, 1931. They were married for 65 years and eight months. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Charles (Bill) McPherson and Eula Byrdie Kelley, and by one son and three brothers.

Survivors: Wife of 65 years, Lorene McPherson of Keller; four sons; four daughters; three brothers; four sisters; 67 grandchildren; 65 great- grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild; and four daughters-in-law.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

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

Funeral: 2 p.m. today 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 Burleson
Burleson, 295-5211
 

Mary L. Miller
FORT WORTH -- Mary Lee Miller, 62, a nurse's aide, died Tuesday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at the Church at Philadelphia. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Family hour: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mary Miller was born May 3, 1934, in Taylor, Texas. She was a graduate of I.M. Terrell.

Survivors: Son, Bernard Johnson of Fort Worth; daughters, Debra Finch of Fort Worth, Aundria Jack of Arlington and Gwendolyn Young of Burleson; sisters, Mary Nell Williams and Maggilene Miller, both of Fort Worth; and grandchildren, Cassandra Finch, Rhontea Finch, Constine Jack III, Tory Young, Corey Young, Nechelle Jack, Dmarkus Johnson and Tyree Johnson.

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

Frankie L. Moss
FORT WORTH -- Frankie "Uncle Frank" Lee Moss, 57, a truck driver for Pausel Lumber Co. and Amsco Steel Co., died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Frankie Moss was born March 6, 1939, in Thorton.

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

Frank P. Murray Sr.
FORT WORTH -- Frank Phillip Murray Sr., 59, a retired shoe salesman, died Jan. 3 at a Galveston hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Williams Funeral Chapel. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Chapel.

Frank Phillip Murray Sr. was born April 8, 1937, in Fort Worth. He attended James E. Guinn and I.M. Terrell High School. He was an Army veteran and attended Wayside Church of God in Christ.

Mr. Murray managed the shoe department at Mandell's Department Store in Los Angeles for 15 years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Murray Sr., a 35-year employee of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.' 

Survivors: Sons, Frank Murray Jr., Russell Wayne Murray and Alonzo Murray; mother, Mae O. Murray; brother, Willie A. Murray Jr.; sister, Earnestine Caywood; grandchildren, Mona Louise Murray, Trenton Murray, Nathaniel Murray and Frank Murray III; aunt, Ruth Murray; sisters-in-law, Beatrice Murray and Lorena Murray; nieces, Cori Murray, Lornell Murray and Gwendolyn Gardner; nephews, Ina Murray, Tommy Murray, Lee Murray and James Hawthorne; and a vast number of cousins, other family relations and friends.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

B.J. Norris
FORT WORTH -- B.J. "Red" Norris, 88, a retired toolmaker, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

B.J. Norris was born Sept. 25, 1908, in Tyler.

He retired from General Dynamics in 1973 after 28 years' service.

Survivors: Wife of 55 years, Jewel Norris of Fort Worth; sons, Donald Newland, Kenneth Norris and James Norris, all of Fort Worth; daughters, Erma Dirkse of Saline, Mich., Lorene Cherry of Arlington, Florene Pope of Plano and Lynda Windham of Arlington; sister, Agnes Crim of Henderson; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

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 tonight and concelebrated Mass of Christian burial at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Village Chapel. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

The 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
 

Melinda Pena-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 tonight 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; mother, Marjorie Pope Pena of Fort Worth; father, Heriberto Pena, M.D., and his wife, Joelle, of Fort Worth; brothers, Phillip H. Pena of Austin and David B. Pena and his wife, Ann Marie, of Fort Worth; sisters, Nancy Elizabeth Pena and Emilie Ashley Pena, both of Fort Worth; stepsisters, Jennifer Griffin of Lubbock and Stephanie Benson of Fort Worth; and maternal grandmother, Marjorie Wells Pope of Tyler.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Algirta H. Pope
FORT WORTH -- Algirta H. "Muddie" Pope, 79, a homemaker, died Jan. 4 at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: noon Saturday at St. Matthews Baptist Church, 5500 E. Berry St. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the church.

Algirta H. Pope was born Dec. 29, 1917, in Evelyn, La. She was a member of New Mount Calvary Baptist Church and was president of the pastor aide.

She retired in 1980.

Survivors: Daughter, Janell Pope of Fort Worth; son-in-law, the Rev. Troy Pope of Fort Worth; parents, John and Ella Hall of Haynesville, La.; and five grandchildren.

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

Justin L. Robbins
FORT WORTH -- Justin Lee Robbins, 2 weeks old, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. today in Cedar Hill Memorial park.

Justin Lee Robbins was born Dec. 24, 1996, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Parents, Harry Ford and Kimberly Ann Page Robbins.

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

Richard R. Rogers
PANTEGO -- Richard R. Rogers, 87, a farmer, died Wednesday in Mineola.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington. Burial: Parkdale Cemetery.

Richard Rogers was born Jan. 26, 1909, in Arlington. He was a member of the Church of Christ and the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors: Son, Lewis R. Rogers of Mineola; grandchildren, Kathy Rogers of Mineola and Kay Rogers of Arlington; great-grandchild, Karie Northup of Rendon; and great-great-granddaughters, Katie and Kimberly Northup, both of Rendon.

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

Denzel R. Ryerson
BRECKENRIDGE -- Denzel R. "Den" Ryerson, 76, a retired seismograph crew member, died Tuesday in Breckenridge.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Morehart Mortuary. Burial: Breckenridge Cemetery.

Memorials: charity of choice.

Denzel R. "Den" Ryerson was born March 21, 1920, in Mountain View, Okla.

Morehart Mortuary
Breckenridge, (817) 559-5421
 

Ruth Sheppard
COMANCHE -- Ruth Sheppard, 74, a retired school nurse for the Dallas I.S.D., died Tuesday at a local nursing home.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. today at Sunny Glen Baptist Church in Dallas. Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Hall & Sons Funeral Home. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery.

Ruth Sheppard was born Oct. 13, 1922, in Maysville, Okla.

Memorials: Eastern Star Home in Arlington.

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

Dave A. Shipps
WATAUGA -- Dave Allen Shipps, 56, an assistant manager at Peach Auto Painting and Collision in Fort Worth, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Dave Allen Shipps was born Feb. 12, 1940. He was preceded in death by his father, Dewayne Allen Shipps, and his mother, Margaret Mae Peters.

Survivors: Wife of 20 years, Sue Shipps; son, David Christopher Walraven; daughters, Trisa Lynn Watts, Lisa Renee' Stroud and Lisa Paige Crosse; brother, Don Andrew Shipps; and four grandchildren.

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

Arthur Smith
FORT WORTH -- Arthur Smith, 69, a construction worker who retired from C.R. Bradley after more than 20 years, died Thursday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at New Bethel Complete in Christ Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Family hour: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Survivors: Wife, Eunice Smith; daughters, Patricia Braxton and Eunetha Williams; mother and stepfather, Thelma and Wig Freeman; stepmother, Annie L. Smith; brothers, Robert Smith, James Smith, Jimmy Smith and L.C. Smith Jr.; sister, Monzella Wilkerson; grandparent, Willie Fay Hicks; five grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and others; and son-in-law, Duane Braxton.

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

Michael W. Tollison
AZLE -- Michael Wayne Tollison, a newborn, died Tuesday at a Cleburne hospital.

Graveside service: 4 p.m. today in New Hope Cemetery in Parker County. Visitation: Noon until 3 p.m. today.

Michael Tollison was born Jan. 7, 1997, in Cleburne.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211
 

Altha F. Watson
FORT WORTH -- Altha Faye Watson, 48, a clerk- receptionist for the city of Fort Worth, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

Altha Faye Watson was born Sept. 23, 1948, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Sons, Avery Don Watson of Clarendon and Bryan Christopher Watson of Fort Worth; daughter, Alonda Fai Watson of Fort Worth; parent, Dorothy Spelmon; brothers, Douglas Spelmon and Robert Spelmon of New York City, N.Y.; sister, Lelia Humphrey; and three grandchildren.

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

Lucile Weiner
CARMEL VALLEY, Calif. -- Lucile Weiner, 81, a homemaker, died Dec. 30 at home.

Memorial service: Private services were held Friday. Inurnment was with her husband, the late Ted Weiner, founder of Texas Crude Oil Company in Fort Worth, in Masonic Memorial Gardens in Reno. Nev.

Memorials: Child Help-USA, 2290 Yosemite, Palm Springs, Calif. 92264.

Lucile Weiner was born June 23, 1915, in Putnam.

She had lived in Carmel Valley 15 years and lived previously in Incline Village, Nev., and Palm Springs, Calif.

She attended St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church in Carmel Valley.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1979.

Survivors: Daughter, Gwendolyn Weiner of Incline Village, Nev.; sister, Lynn White of Corpus Christi; and two nieces, Mary Sue Gladstone of San Diego, Calif., and Mary Ellison of Laguna Vista.

The Paul Mortuary
Pacific Grove, Calif.,(408) 375-4191
 

Elbert A. Whitt
FORT WORTH -- Elbert A. Whitt, 84, a retired government employee and resident of Fort Worth more than 80 years, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Ministers: Dr. Jack Arvin, Dr. David Malone and Mr. Mike 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 Forces on 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 10 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, in 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
 

John T. Willis
FORESTBURG -- John Taylor Willis, 76, a rancher, died Wednesday in Nocona.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Forestburg United Methodist Church. Burial: Perryman.

John Taylor Willis was born Feb. 2, 1920.

McCoy Funeral Home
Saint Jo, (817) 995-2288
 

Lorna M. Wilson
FORT WORTH -- Lorna Marie Wilson, 71, a retired construction secretary- bookkeeper, died Jan. 1 at home.

Memorial service: 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Andrew Christian Church, 3001 W. Green Oaks Blvd. in Arlington. Officiating will be Dr. Ed Kolbe. Private burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Memorials: St. Andrew Christian Church.

Lorna Marie Wilson was born Nov. 7, 1925, in Waukon, Iowa. She was a member of St. Andrew Christian Church and was past president of the Christian Woman's Fellowship of Rosemont Christian Church in Dallas.

She was preceded in death by her son, Bill Pergane.

Survivors: Husband, the Rev. Gerald F. Wilson Jr. of Fort Worth.

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

Linda C. Wright
RICHARDSON -- Linda Carol Wright, 46, a cashier for Armark, died Monday at home.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Friday at Christland Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Family hour: 5:30 to 6:30 tonight at the funeral home.

Linda Wright was born Feb. 3, 1950. She was a member of First Timothy Baptist Church.

Survivors: Husband, Raphell Wright; son, Reginald Brown and Mashanda; father, Leonard House Sr.; mother and stepfather, Maurine and T.W. Burley; brothers, Bobby Small, Kenneth House, Timothy Burley, Terry Burley, Leonard House, Richard Houseman and Charles House; sisters, Vickie Small, Janice Jones, Re'nee Burns, Sharon Burley, Sherry Burley, Tonya House and Felecia House; and three grandchildren.

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

W.L. Young
SPRINGTOWN -- W.L. Young, 84, who retired as a railroad freight clerk after 30 years, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at White's Funeral Home. Burial: Springtown Cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

W.L. Young was born Sept. 6, 1912, in Thurber. He served in the Navy for four years during World War II aboard a destroyer. He was a Mason for 50 years and was a member of the Church of Christ in Springtown.

Survivors: Wife of 55 years, Clara Nell Young of Springtown; sister, Ethel Young of Fort Worth; two nieces; and eight nephews.

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

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