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Published Jan. 9, 1997

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

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

Memorials: Humane Society.

Ruth Fant 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 Dupp stadt, 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
 

Donald Altizer
BEDFORD -- Donald "Don" Moore Altizer, 73, a retired engineer at General Dynamics, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. Visitation: Noon to 8:30 p.m. today.

Memorials: American Diabetes Association.

Donald Altizer was born April 17, 1923, in Lake Park, Iowa. He graduated from TCU in 1967. He served four years in the Air Force as a head meteorologist. After retiring from General Dynamics with 25 years of service as a tool maker and estimator, he sold insurance and real estate. He resided in Fort Worth for 49 years. He was a member of the American Legion and was a sales associate for Primerica.

Don was an honest, happy, fun loving and friendly person. He loved people, laughter and life. He was a very important active member of a family who loved him greatly.

Survivors: Longtime companion, Ala Bee Copenhaver of Fort Worth; daughters, Kathleen Smith of Irving, Marilyn and husband, Bob Moffett, of Missouri City, Texas, Melinda and husband, Jimmie Strader, of Arlington, and Marcia Altizer of Irving; brothers, Duane Alitzer and Daryl Altizer, both of Iowa Falls, Iowa; grandchildren, Jarrett and Darren Smith, Shannon Johnson, and Rachelle Moffett.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Tedd Anderson
DALLAS -- Tedd Anderson, 33, loving husband, son, brother and friend to all, passed away Wednesday at a Plano hospital.

Memorial service: 3 p.m. Sunday at Sparkman-Dickey Funeral Home.

Memorials: Tedd Anderson Tree Memorial, in care of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society, 8617 Garland Road, Dallas 75218.

Tedd was born July 9, 1963, in Lubbock. He attended Midway schools in Waco and received his bachelor's degree from Baylor University. He worked at Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carl, and his brother, Greg.

Survivors: Wife, Mary Ann; mother, Shirley Anderson of Arlington; sister, Jana Anderson of Branson, Mo.; and nephews, Casey and Skylar Anderson of Mesquite.

Sparkman-Dickey Funeral Home
Dallas, (972) 407-6070
 

Manuel A. Atkins
FORT WORTH -- Manuel A. Atkins, 80, a retired executive for Bell Helicopter Textron and Bell Operations Corp., died Thursday at a local hospital.

Vigil: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst. Co-celebration Mass of Christian Burial by longtime family friends the Rev. Robert Wilson of Fort Worth and the Rev. William De'An- gelis of Corpus Christi will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John the Apostle Roman Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.

Memorials: A memorial has been established for St. John the Apostle Family Life Ministry in the name of Manuel A. Atkins.

Manuel A. Atkins joined Bell Helicopter in 1951 as manager of manufacturing. During his tenure, he was instrumental in Bell's successful performance during both the Korean and Vietnam wars, and was responsible for building and establishing a new helicopter manufacturing facility for Bell Helicopter in Iran. His 46 years of experience in aviation included Pan American Airways in Miami, Fla.; Boeing Aircraft in Seattle, Wash.; Consolidated Aircraft in San Diego, Calif.; Wein Aircraft in Nome, Alaska; and Bell Aircraft in Marietta, Ga. He also served as a naval flight instructor in Jacksonville, Fla., during World War II.

He was a founding member of the board of directors for Northeast National Bank and was a director for Northeast National BanCorp. He served as chairman of the Richland Hills Zoning Board, and was first chairman of the Parish Council and a charter member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Fort Worth. A graduate of M.I.T. Sloan School of Management, he authored `Estate Building Through Disciplined Investment.' 

His memberships included AUSA, SAE, AHS, AIA and Knights of Columbus, as well as membership in the OX-5 Aviation Pioneers.

Survivors: He will be greatly missed by Katryna, his wife of 54 years; son and daughter-in-law, John and Melissa Atkins of Fort Worth; six daughters and sons-in-law, Sylvia and Roy Coleman, Wanda and Ken Burghart, Deborah and Larry Sweat and Mary and Glenn Ricketts, all of Fort Worth, Marilyn and Robert Perry of Anaheim, Calif., and Kathy and Steve Crowley of Panama City, Fla.; his loving sister, Elita A. Crow of Homestead, Fla.; 22 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Fredirick P. Boland
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Fredirick Paul Boland, 55, a director of heating and air conditioning for hospitals, died Thursday at home.

Memorial service: Private for family.

Memorials: Vitas Heath Care Corp.

Fredirick Paul Boland was born Sept. 21, 1941, in Salamanca, N.Y. He had been an area resident since 1985, was a U.S. Air Force veteran, former alcohol and drug counselor in Dallas and was a member of RSES Engineer Society.

At his request, his remains will be creamated and returned to Salamanca, N.Y.

Survivors: Wife, Linda Karnowski Boland; sister, Mrs. Richard Kathaline Jones of Salamanca, N.Y.; sons, Mike Boland of Allegany, N.Y. and Paul Boland; daughters, Lori Ozzella and Terry Harrison of New York; four grandchildren; and two nieces and one nephew.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Ruth W. Bradley
FORT WORTH -- Ruth Wilma Bradley, 95, a homemaker, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Whitt Cemetery in Whitt.

Ruth Bradley was born Feb. 3, 1901, in Mineral Wells. She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Survivors: Daughter, Patsy Spracklen of Arlington; sister, Joe Nabors; grandchildren, Larry Spracklen, Bradley Spracklen, Sondra Fitzgerald, Clifton Bradley and Janet Bradley; and eight great-grandchildren.

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

Zena Mae Brown
GRAHAM -- Zena Mae Brown, 87, a homemaker, died Thursday at a Graham nursing home.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Sunday at Morrison Funeral Home. Burial: Cottonwood Cemetery in Bryson.

Zena Mae Brown was born Nov. 5, 1909, in Brad.

Morrison Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-2121
 

James H. Butler
GRAPEVINE -- James H. Butler, 54, a sales and product support manager for Detroit Diesel, died Thursday in Oklahoma.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at St. Frances Catholic Church in Grapevine. Burial with full military honors: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Rosary: 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Captain James H. Butler was born Oct. 20, 1942, in El Paso. He married Joan on Nov. 17, 1968, in Troy, N.Y. He was a U.S. Marine and served in Vietnam.

Survivors: Wife, Joan Butler of Grapevine; sons, Christopher Butler of Grapevine and Bro. Patrick Butler of Rome, Italy; daughter, Kelly Villanueva of Taos, N.M.; brother, Arthur H. Butler of Marietta, Ga.; sister, Janet Ann Raatz of New Mexico; and many nieces and nephews.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Lonnie M. Carey
STEPHENVILLE -- Lonnie Mulloy Carey, 86, a retired dairy farmer and rancher, died Thursday at a Stephenville hospital.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. today at Stephenville Funeral Home. Burial: Selden Cemetery.

Lonnie Carey was born July 27, 1910, in Stephenville. He was a member of Selden Baptist Church. He lived all his life in Erath County.

Survivors: Wife, Helen of Stephenville; son, David Carey of Stephenville; stepsons, Leslie Billingsley of Dublin, Texas, and Jerry Billingsley of Fort Worth; sister, Alene Morgan of Fort Worth; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161
 

Janie M. Childers
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Janie M. Childers, 67, a retired real estate agent, died Thursday at a Bedford hospital.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. today at Lucas Funeral Home. Burial: 1:30 p.m. today in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.

Memorials: Chile Childers Memorial Fund for the The Masonic Home, c/o American Legion, P.O. Box 6193, Fort Worth, Texas 76115.

Janie Childers was born June 17, 1929, in Ranger.

Survivors: Sons, Roger Edmondson of Austin, Jimmy Edmondson of North Richland Hills and Guy Edmondson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brother, Earl Meek of North Richland Hills; and six grandchildren.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Mildred B. Chipps
FORT WORTH -- Mildred Bradley Chipps, 83, a homemaker, died Wednesday at a local nursing home.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. today in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Mildred Bradley Chipps was born Feb. 3, 1913, in Fort Worth and was a lifelong resident. She was a member of Midtown Church of Christ. Mrs. Chipps was a clerk with Swift & Co. for many years and also a teacher's aide in the Fort Worth school district.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dexter Elliott Chipps.

Survivors: Sons, Dr. Bradley E. Chipps of Granite Bay, Calif., Kenneth Chipps of Cleburne and Dee Chipps; grandchildren, Dianne Chipps and Alan Chipps, both of Washington, D.C., and Daniel Chipps of Omaha, Neb.; niece and her husband, Judith and Ron Hollingshead; and niece, Pamela Montag of San Jose, Calif.

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

Cranston F. Cornish
FORT WORTH -- Cranston F. Cornish, 68, a retired certified public accountant, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Cranston Cornish was born July 15, 1928, in Fort Worth and was a lifelong resident. He was a CPA at Ken Davis Holding Co. until his retirement in 1991.

Survivors: Wife of 42 years, Helen Cornish; sons, Cliff Cornish of Las Vegas, Nev., and Tim Cornish and John Cornish, both of Fort Worth; brother, William R. Cornish of Fort Worth; sisters, Laveda Warner and Betty Cornish, both of Fort Worth; and grandsons, Craig, Evan, Tim Jr. and Chris.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Minnie Delong
GRAHAM -- Minnie Etta Cline Delong, 102, a homemaker, died Thursday at a Graham hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Elliott Street Church of Christ in Breckenridge. Burial: South Prairie Cemetery. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Morehart Mortuary.

Memorials: Elliott Street Church of Christ.

Minnie Etta Cline Delong was born Dec. 14, 1894, in Panhandle, Texas.

Morehart Mortuary
Breckenridge, (817) 559-5421
 

Mary E. Dennis
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Mary Etta Dennis, 68, a homemaker, died Thursday at a North Richland Hills hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in Greenwood Community Cemetery near Weatherford, Parker County.

Mary Dennis was born Nov. 10, 1928, in Weatherford.

Memorials: Concepts of Care, 1250 E. Copeland Rd., Arlington, Texas 76011 or a charity of choice.

Survivors: Son, Rickey Kelley; daughters, Guyleen (Sam) Hill and Kitti Tharp; brother, James Paul; sister, Lois Robertson; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Willard L. Fowler
HURST -- Willard L. Fowler, 81, a carpenter and machinist, died Friday in Bedford.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Saturday at Brown Trail Gospel Assembly. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Willard L. Fowler was born June 14, 1915, in Hecker, La.

Survivors: Wife, Ilamay Fowler of Hurst; son, Lionel Ray Fowler of Indio, Calif.; daughters, Annette Cole of Okemah, Okla., Dorothy Lewis of Fort Worth and Charleen Bseiso of Hurst; four brothers; one sister; 13 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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

Ellen B. French
HURST -- Ellen B. French, 83, a homemaker, died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: noon Monday at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in North Richland Hills. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. She will lie in state Saturday.

Memorials: St. John the Apostle Catholic CHurch, 7341 Glenview, North Richland Hills 76180, in lieu of flowers.

Ellen B. French was born May 2, 1913, in Buffalo, N.Y., and had lived in Hurst since 1953. She was a charter member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church. Mrs. French was an avid genealogy researcher and an active member of St. John's senior citizen group, AARP and the Hurst-Bedford Senior Citizen Group. She was awarded the Constance in Our Life and Your Friendship Award

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward French, in 1976.

Special thanks go to Dr. Gluck, Dr. Ali and the medical staff of Columbia Medical Center in Fort Worth, and also special thanks to Linda Castle.

Survivors: Son, Michael and his wife, Laura French, of Fort Worth; daughters, Judith Ann and her husband, Patrick Kelly, of Dallas, Maureen Ellen Sternfels of Arlington, Kathleen and her husband, Don Jones, of Bedford, and Michele and her husband, Dan Burger, of Euless; sisters, Marcie Staples and Dolly Sasz, both of Buffalo, N.Y.; grandchildren, Renee and Zac Grimaldo of Arlington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Ruth A. Fromelsburger
FORT WORTH -- Ruth Armstrong Fromelsburger, 95, a homemaker, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: To be held in Pittsburgh, Pa. Burial: Jefferson Memorial Park in Pleasant Hills, Pa.

Ruth Fromelsburger was born Dec. 31, 1901, in Atlantic City, N.J.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Fromelsburger.

Survivors: Sons, Hank Humbert of Fort Worth and Bill Humbert of Pittsburgh, Pa.; daughters, Ruth Ziemski of Orlando, Fla., and Jeanette Humbert of Pittsburgh, Pa.; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and four great- great-grandchildren.

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

Billy J. Gibson
FORT WORTH -- Billy J. "Hoot" Gibson, 66, a retired appliance repairman, died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association.

Billy Gibson was born June 12, 1930, in Fort Worth. He was the former owner of Bill Gibson Refrigeration. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a longtime member of the ABC Association, where he was a director. He was also involved with the Youth ABC Association.

Survivors: Wife, Joan Gibson of Fort Worth; sons, Billy W. Gibson of Fort Worth, Michael D. Gibson of Watauga and Sandy D. Gibson of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Shelly A. and Mark Nowlin of North Richland Hills; daughter-in-law, Sandi Gibson; mother- in-law, Ruth Murray of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Breanna Renee Nowlin, Amanda Leigh Nowlin, Natasha Kristine Gibson, Amber Nichole McCune, Sean Patrick McCune and Holly Chree Gibson; great-granddaughter, Hannah Marie Gibson; and nephew, Richard Leon Gambrell of Mesquite.

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

Harold Goodman
DALLAS -- Harold Goodman, 81, retired owner of Goodman Supply Company, died Thursday at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Sunday in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Officiant: Rabbi David Stern.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to American Cancer Society, United Ostomy Association, 8900 John Carpenter Freeway, Dallas, Texas, 75247, or Temple Emanu-El.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Harriet Goodman of Dallas; daughter, Brenda Goodman-Vitemb and spouse, Jerry Vitemb, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Jeffrey and Sandy Goodman and Jared and Matthew Vitemb; sister, Sylvia Kessler of Dallas; and brother-in-law, Jerry Wolfson of Dallas.

Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home
Dallas, (214) 363-5401
 

Lonnie V. Green
FORT WORTH -- Lonnie V. Green, 64, a homemaker, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Sunday at the Church at Philadelphia, 4716 Wichita St.; praise and worship will begin at 3:45 p.m. Pastor and officiant: Gregory W. Spencer. Burial: 10 a.m. Monday in Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lonnie V. Green was born July 31, 1932, in Fort Worth. She was a member and a part of the Church Mothers at Philadelphia.

`When Gregory Spencer's Funeral Directors began as Love and Care Funeral Home, October 1980, William Green, her husband, was our first Fort Worth funeral and burial. Out of appreciation to the Green family and the committment of her son, Ernie, a 10-year loyal associate at our funeral home, she will lie in slumber in the "Green Suite" newly named in their honor.' 

Our mother, always there

Our mother, always to care

Our mother, always a prayer

Our mother, always waiting on us there.

Survivors: Sons, William M. Green Jr., Charles Lee "Gipp" Green and wife, Brenda, and Ernie V. Green and wife, Sandra, all of Fort Worth; daughters, Elizabeth A. Myers and husband, Hershel, of Taylor and Ava Green of Fort Worth; brothers, Charles Tracy Moore and wife, Betty, and Jackie Lee Moore, all of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Gregory, Marcus, Ventonio, Donovan, Melvis, Jacqueline, Kendra and Danielle; and special friend, Tonya Phillips.

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

Caroline H. Haggard
FORT WORTH -- Caroline Helene "Lena" Haggard, 94, a retired registered nurse at Harris Hospital, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. today at St. Patrick Cathedral. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, David Horn, Michael Horn, Chris Pesek, Matthew Pesek, Ronnie Pesek and Wayne Pesek.

Memorials: charity of choice.

Caroline Helene "Lena" Haggard was born Nov. 8, 1902, in Rhineland, Texas. She graduated from Seton Hospital School of Nursing in Austin and worked as a registered nurse at Harris Hospital from 1947 to 1964. She was a member of St. Patrick Cathedral and the Third Order of St. Francis.

Mrs. Haggard was the widow of Horace Henry Haggard.

Survivors: Son, Charles Haggard; daughters, Mary Pesek and Shirley Horn, both of Houston; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Joseph Decker of Wichita Falls and Frank Decker of Albuquerque, N.M.; sisters, Mary Redder of Rhineland and Rose Berkenfield of Nazareth; nephews and nieces; stepson, William Haggard of Las Vegas, Nev.; and stepdaughter, Nancy Deane of Sacramento, Calif.

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

Randy R. Hart Sr.
GLEN ROSE -- Randy R. Hart Sr., 67, a supervisor for Aztec Manufacturing Co. who retired after more than 20 years, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 1 p.m. today at Wiley Funeral Home in Glen Rose. Burial: White Church Cemetery.

Randy Hart Sr. was born Oct. 6, 1929, in Somervell County and was a lifelong resident. He was a member of the Optimist Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Lottie Hart.

Survivors: Wife, Patricia Hart of Glen Rose; sons and daughters-in-law, Randy R. Jr. and Marsha Hart of Burleson, Sandy and Tracy Hart of Joshua and Ray and Christy Hart of Glen Rose; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and James Uehlein of Granbury; brothers, Jack Hart of Arlington, Weldon Hart of Glen Rose and Wilie Hart of Arlington; and eight grandchildren.

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

James P. Hefley
LAKE WORTH -- James Paul Hefley, 81, a retired watchman, died Thursday at a local medical center.

Funeral: Private.

James Hefley was born July 17, 1915, in Hood County.

Survivors: Sister, Ila Mae Smith of Fort Worth; and several nieces and nephews.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

J. Roy Hilts
FORT WORTH -- J. Roy Hilts, 93, a retired policeman, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Biggers Funeral Home. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorials: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 222, Welborn St., Dallas, Texas, 75219.

J. Roy Hilts was born Jan. 28, 1903, in Fort Worth and had been a lifelong resident. In 1925, Mr. Hilts began a career with the Fort Worth Police Department. During that time he was the first bicycle officer for the department. Later he was a motorcycle officer and a detective working with juveniles before retiring on July 3, 1963, after 38 years. He was a 50- year member of Poly Lodge No. 925 A.F. and A.M. and was an avid fisherman and sportsman.

Survivors: Sister, Marie Estes of River Oaks; nephew, D. Harlan Estes of Fort Worth; niece, Virginia Morton of Fort Worth; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341
 

Christopher J. Honea
MORGAN -- Christopher J. Honea, 24, a farm and ranch worker, died Wednesday in Morgan.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. today at Morgan First Baptist Church. Burial: Morgan Cemetery.

Christopher J. Honea was born Oct. 18, 1972, in Meridian.

Lawson Funeral Home
Meridian, (817) 435-2792
Shana L. Huckabee
GRANBURY -- Shana Lane Huckabee, 7 months old, died Wednesday at a Granbury hospital.

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

Shana Lane Huckabee was born May 30, 1996, in Weatherford.

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

Louise F. Kelley
NEWARK -- Louise Fellers Kelley, 85, a homemaker, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Fundamental Baptist Church in Decatur. Burial: Bethel Cemetery in Wise County.

Louise Fellers Kelley was born Feb. 8, 1911, in Baylis, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ollie Lee Kelley. They were married Aug. 20, 1958, in Decatur. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church at Veal Station.

Survivors: Five sons, Joe Kelley of Fort Worth, Kenneth Kelley of Bridgeport, Ben Kelley of Fort Worth, Larry Kelley of Rendon and Robert Kelley of Seagoville; daughter, Paula Kelley of Newark; five sisters, Ruby Fellers of Sanger, Mildred Mara, Jimmie Woolaver and Edna Bogard, all of Decatur, and Betty Bailes of Sanger; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959
 

Manuel Lazo Jr.
FORT WORTH -- Manuel Lazo Jr. 72, a deliveryman, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at All Saints Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Manuel Lazo Jr. was born April 14, 1924, in Fort Worth, and was a lifelong resident. He retired from Murco Drywall Company. He served in World War II in the Army Air Forces in the South Pacific and was awarded six Bronze Star clusters.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Trujillo Lazo, in 1994.

Survivors: Brothers, Joe Lazo of Fort Worth, Fred Lazo of Edinburg, Texas, and Rosendo Pineda of White Settlement; sister, Isabel Lazo Alba of Fort Worth; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

Bobby M. Logan
RHOME -- Bobby Max Logan, 63, a rancher, died Wednesday at a Decatur hospital.

Graveside service was at 10 a.m. Friday in Aurora Cemetery.

Bobby Max Logan was born March 18, 1933, in Fort Worth. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Mr. Logan was preceded in death by his wife, Lorine Zenkner, on March 18, 1990.

Survivors: Sons, Ricky Logan of Arlington and Timothy Logan and Jonathan Logan, both of Rhome; daughters, Nicky Logan and Vicky Logan, both of Arlington; brother, Bill Logan of Benson, Ariz.; sisters, June Griffeth and Peggy McCurdy, both of Rhome; five grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959
 

Marty Martinez
GRANDVIEW -- Marty Martinez, 23, a U.S Marine Corps sergeant, died Thursday in Burleson.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Grandview. Burial: Grandview Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at Clayton Kay Funeral Home in Grandview.

Sgt. Marty Martinez was born Jan. 19, 1973, in Cleburne.

Clayton Kay Funeral Home
Grandview, (817) 866-3311
 

Peter Marzili
EULESS -- Peter "Pete" Marzili, 74, a retired machinist, died Thursday at a Bedford hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial: Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas.

Peter Marzili was born Dec. 27, 1922, in Philadelphia, Pa. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Memorials: Alzheimer's Association.

Survivors: Wife, Kathryn Marzili of Euless; sons, Timothy Marzili of Colleyville and Nathan Marzili of Tioga; daughters, Martha Young of Scotland, U.K., Faith Soliday of Arlington, Helen McKowan of Haltom City and Bernice Henderson of Holland, Mich.; brother, Mario Marzili of New Jersey; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Addie Lee McAfee
GORDON -- Addie Lee McAfee, 82, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Lubbock.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Gordon Church of Christ. Burial: New Gordon Cemetery.

Memorials: Foster Children's Home in Stephenville or Sunset International Bible Institute of Lubbock.

Addie Lee McAfee was born March 17, 1914, in Gordon.

Edwards Funeral Home
Strawn, (817) 672-5231
 

Walter H. Meyer Sr.
AZLE -- Walter Herman Meyer Sr., 75, a retired Fort Worth Water Department supervisor, died Wednesday at an Azle hospital.

Funeral: 3 p.m. today at Walnut Creek Baptist Church in Reno. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Walter Herman Meyer was born March 12, 1921, in Patoka, Ill. During World War II, he served in the 13th Armored "Black Cat" Division in Gen. Patton's 3rd Army in Germany. He moved to Fort Worth and married Dorothy Hollis in 1944.

He was a member of Walnut Creek Baptist Church, where he served as an usher and a greeter. He regularly frequented the Azle Senior Citizens Center until his stroke in 1994.

Survivors: Wife of 52 years, Dorothy Meyer; sons and daughters-in-law, Walter Jr. and Deidre Meyer of Fort Worth and Richard and Gloria Meyer of Mesquite; sisters, Martha Sears of Franklin, Ind., and Linda Meador of Vandalia, Ill.; grandchildren, Wendy and her husband, Stephan Granberry, Timothy Meyer, Jason Meyer, Natalie Meyer, Richard Jr. and his wife, Stacy Meyer, Michael Meyer and Jillian Meyer; and great-grandsons, Lane and Evan Granberry.

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

John L. Moreland
DERBY, Kan. -- John Lester Moreland, 60, a doctor of osteopathy, died Monday in Wichita, Kan.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Lane Prairie Cemetery in Cleburne.

Memorials: American Red Cross.

John Lester Moreland was born Feb. 15, 1936, in Big Spring. He was a former Cleburne resident.

Survivors: Wife, Sharon Moreland of Derby, Kan.; son, John Terrell Moreland of Tulsa, Okla.; sister, Mary Jo Thompson of Arlington; and two grandchildren.

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

William Loy Morgan
POTTSBORO -- William Loy Morgan, 76, a Bell Helicopter inspector, died Wednesday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Pottsboro Church of Christ. Officiating will be Brother Robert Sholl. Burial: Georgetown Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Carney, Derrek Carney, Paul Morgan, Brandon Carney, Peter Giammarco, Todd Schild, Larry Dutton and David Pearson.

Memorials: World Bible Translation Center, Box 820648, Fort Worth 76182.

Loy Morgan was born May 9, 1920, in Evant to William Eugene and Minnie Ray Morgan. He graduated from Pearl, Texas, High School and married Wanda Wicker on Aug. 3, 1940, in Gatesville. He served in the Navy during World War II.

Mr. Morgan was a member of Pottsboro Church of Christ and the Denison Rotary Club.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Eldon Morgan, in 1984, and two grandchildren, Winston Trapper Morgan, on June 21, 1995, and Carmen Quinn Carney on June 17, 1979.

Survivors: Wife, Wanda Morgan of Pottsboro; sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Laura Morgan of Arlington and Robert and Michaela Morgan of Raleigh, N.C.; daughters and sons-in-law, LoJuan and Marion Dial of Fort Worth and Linda and Jack Carney of Arlington; grandchildren, Terry Hayes of Fort Worth, Susan Atkinson of Russellville, Ark., Carol Schild of Fort Worth, Julie Box, Shannon Giammarco, Kevin Carney, Kim Herd, Derrek Carney, Tonee Carney and Brandon Carney, all of Arlington, Paul Morgan of Lake Charles, La., Wendy House of Arlington and Denise Morgan, Amy Allen and Ashley Clark, all of Lake Charles; 22 great- grandchildren; and niece, Betty Ann Monaghan of Gaithersburg, Md.

Johnson-Moore Funeral Home
Pottsboro, (903) 465-3345
 

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

Funeral was at 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
 

Joe L. Norris
AUSTIN -- Joe L. Norris, 60, a retired chef at Lakeway Inn, died Tuesday in Austin.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church in Austin. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Joe Norris was born July 31, 1936, in Malakoff. Mr. Norris was the son of McKinley and Arntha Johnson Norris. He came to Fort Worth and attended school, graduating from I.M. Terrell High School. After settling in Austin, he was a chef for the Lakeway Inn until his recent retirement. He married Lena Scott on July 20, 1970, and they remained a loyal and faithful couple.

Survivors: Wife, Lena Norris; sons, Ricky and Elaine Norris, and Groseberry Scott; daughters, Henrietta Kemp, Groseberry Scott, Amanda Norris Wright and husband, Greg, and Andrea Norris and companion, George Rogers; and a host of grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

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

Bruce Pettit
COMANCHE -- Bruce Pettit, 77, a retired maintenance worker, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. today at Comanche Funeral Home. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery in Gustine.

Bruce Pettit was born Nov. 19, 1919, in Comanche County.

Comanche Funeral Home
Comanche, (915) 356-2531
 

Winston B. Pritchard
JOSHUA -- Winston B. Pritchard, 73, passed away Thursday at home after an extended illness.

Funeral: 4 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Family members can be visited at the residence of Edward S. Pritchard Jr. after the service (923-4354).

Pallbearers: Cass Edwards, Jack Allison, Kent Allison, Porter Rainwater, Tom Nichols, Hoss Carter, Jack McClendon and Jim McCorquodale. Honorary pallbearers: Tom Wood, Clay McCorquodale, Victor W. Henderson, Dale Heiskell, Carroll Baird, Guy Proctor, Jim Carpenter, Tim Mercer, Tommy Pressley and Bill Craft.

Winston B. Pritchard was born Sept. 25, 1923, in Eastland. He was educated in public schools in Eastland and Fort Worth's Paschal High School and thereafter attended SMU. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. From 1946 to the present he was active in two closely held family businesses: a valuation consulting business known as Pritchard & Abbott Inc., with home office in Fort Worth, and a ranching and farming business known as Pritchard Ranches, with ranches located near Dalhart and Paris, Texas. He belonged to the United Methodist Church in Joshua, the Texas Association of Assessing Officers, the Texas Association of Appraisal Districts with the designation of registered professional appraiser.

Survivors: Wife, Mary Alice Pritchard of Joshua; daughter, Amy Pritchard of Fort Worth; mother-in-law, Mildred Harris of Garden City; brother, Edward S. Pritchard Jr. and his wife, Beverly, of Fort Worth; and sister-in-law, Kay McCorquodale of Marble Falls.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Edward Ransom
FORT WORTH -- Edward "Brin" Ransom, 14, an 8th grade student at Diamond Hill Middle School, died Jan. 4 in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. today at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens.

Edward Ransom was born Aug. 14, 1982, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Parents, Adell Ransom and Edward Wilson; brothers, Cedric Ransom, Terry Wilson and Demund Wilson; sisters, Rachelle Ransom, Helen Ransom, Katrina Ransom and Tyeshia Wilson; grandparents, Dorothy Holloway and Pauline Wilson of Arlington; and great-grandfather, Joe Sadler.

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

Windalene Rattan
FORT WORTH -- Windalene "Winnie" Rattan, 76, a retired leasing agent, died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Wise Funeral Home. Burial: Providence Cemetery. Visitation: noon to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Windalene "Winnie" Rattan was born June 1, 1920, in Ladonia, the daughter of Jarvis F. Rattan and Artie McFarlin Rattan. She was a member of Birchman Baptist Church.

Survivors: Sons, James Don Churchwell and his family of Euless and Jerry Wayne Churchwell of Fort Worth; daughter, Judy Soto and her family of Poolville; sisters-in-law, Oleta Rattan of Fort Worth and Beatrice Rattan of Bonham; five granddaughters; two grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.

Wise Funeral Home
Bonham, (903) 583-2161
 

Dorothy F. Rosen
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Dorothy Fuerst Rosen, 92, a homemaker, died Thursday at a New Orleans hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Robertson Mueller Harper. Rabbi Sidney Zimelman will officiate. Burial: Beth-El section of Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: charity of choice.

Dorothy Fuerst Rosen, a native of New Orleans, was educated in the New Orleans schools and attended Benjamin Dean School. She was a longtime resident of Fort Worth and was preceded in death by her husband, Joel Rosen, who died in 1973. She had returned to New Orleans on Monday, Jan. 6, and died suddenly Thursday evening. Mrs. Rosen was a member of Beth-El Congregation and the Sisterhood, Haddassah and the Council of Jewish Women. During World War II, Mrs. Rosen was active in day care for the children of factory workers.

Survivors: Son, Sam Rosen and his wife, Joan, of Fort Worth; daughter, Betty Rosen Weil and her husband, Donald, of New Orleans; grandchildren, Leslie Rosen Walstrom, Sherri-Lynn Rosen Weidermann and Michael, Leslie, John Mark and Lisa Weil; five great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233
 

Olivia Salters
PALO PINTO -- Olivia Salters, 84, a homemaker, died Friday at a Garland nursing home.

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

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Olivia Salters was born April 28, 1912, in Strawn.

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

Gladys B. Sherman
FORT WORTH -- Gladys B. Sherman, 82, a homemaker, died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: private.

Gladys B. Sherman was born April 18, 1914, in Kaufman.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Arnold and Sue Logan of North Richland Hills; two grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

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

Juanita Steele
HALTOM CITY -- Juanita Steele, 83, a film developer, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.

Juanita Steele was born April 10, 1913, in Fort Worth. She graduated from high school in 1930. She married James Albert Steele on March 22, 1931. Together they raised their family in Haltom City. She worked as a film developer at Perco's Printing Co.

She was preceded in death by Mr. Steele in 1971.

Survivors: Son, James M. Steele of Haltom City; daughter, Nita J. Griffin of Haltom City; sister, Joe Edna Holland of Haltom City; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Richard A. Stevic
FORT WORTH -- Richard Alan Stevic, 64, a retired draftsman, died Dec. 30 at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: none planned.

Richard Alan Stevic was born Oct. 6, 1932, in Dallas.

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

Elene A. Taff
KENNEDALE -- Elene Ann Taff, 68, a professional baker, died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. today at Blessing Funeral Home in Mansfield. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park in Kennedale.

Elene Taff was born July 17, 1928, in Cherryvale, Kan.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555
 

Cecil J. Tinney Sr.
FORT WORTH -- Cecil James Tinney Sr., 68, a machinist who retired in 1990, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Grace Fellowship Baptist Church, 3801 McCart, Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.

Cecil Tinney Sr. was born Aug. 2, 1928, in Seminole. He married JoAnne Fenton on June 15, 1951, in McCamey. He attended Grace Fellowship Baptist Church and was in the Navy during World War II.

Survivors: Wife of 45 years, Mary JoAnne Tinney of Fort Worth; sons, Cecil James Tinney Jr. of Fort Worth and Jerry Wayne Tinney of Golden; daughter, Linda Diane Lussier of Carleton; brothers, Leon Stanley Tinney of Odessa and Billy Ray Tinney of Keller; sisters, Evelyn Joyce Johnson of Arlington and Anita Jo Hale of Cleo Springs, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 14 nephews and nieces.

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

Ruby M. Tinsley
FORT WORTH -- Ruby Mae Tinsley, 87, a retired self-employed milliner and also associated with Washer Brothers, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 3 p.m. today at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Dr. R. Scott Colglazier and Dr. Charles Sanders will officiate. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be John Dolson, Dick Fowler, Dan "Buddy" Hart, John Lewis, Lynn L. Lewis Jr. and Lynn L. Lewis III. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Blanton, Tom Hendricks, Ruble Hickey, Doug Klement, Michael Kubacak, James Leggett, Jack Mothershead, D.L. Richey, Nealie Ross and M.D. and C.W. Storrer.

Ruby Mae Tinsley was born Jan. 29, 1909, in Teague. She was a member of University Christian Church. She was a past president of Poly Garden Club and a member of the President's Garden Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil R. Tinsley.

Survivors: Son, Don Tinsley of Fort Worth; daughter, Peggy Ann Tinsley of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Gary Sears of Fort Worth and Craig Sears of Dallas; and great-grandchildren, Dustin and Eric Sears of Plano and Ashley and Stephen Sears of Dallas.

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

Cassidy N. Webb
FORT WORTH -- Cassidy Nicole Webb, a newborn, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

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

Cassidy Webb was born Jan. 8, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Parents, Doug and Jerri Webb of Fort Worth; sisters, Amanda Bennett and Shannon Bennett, both of Fort Worth; grandparents, Helen Barker of Fort Worth and Iva Webb of Weatherford; great-grandmother, LaVeda Webb; and several aunts and cousins.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Mary L. Witherspoon
CHATFIELD -- Mary L. Witherspoon, 96, retired dean of women at Riveside Junior High School in Fort Worth, died Wednesday in Corsicana.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Sunday at Chatfield United Methodist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Ken Shultz and the Rev. Virginia O. Bassford. Burial: Old Chatfield Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Jim Gill, Rob Jones, Johnny Hudnall, Paul Thorp, Jim Wilson and B.J. Arnold.

Memorials: Chatfield United Methodist Church.

Mary L. Witherspoon was born Oct. 24, 1900, in Chatfield. She was a member of Chatfield United Methodist Church, Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and the DAR. She was a graduate of SMU and taught school for 47 years in Rice and Fort Worth.

Survivors: Niece, Mary Lala Lakin of Dallas; and nephew, Robert Witherspoon of Ovilla.

Corley Funeral Home
Corsicana, (903) 874-3755
 

Elizabeth Wolff
FORT WORTH -- Elizabeth Frances Beach Wolff, 100, a retired teacher and homemaker, died Wednesday at her residence.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Hemphill Presbyterian Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Robert J. Thompson and the Rev. William R. Kimbrough. Bearers of their grandmother's casket will be Wayne Whitmore, Steven Wolff, Victor Whitmore, Karl Whitmore, John Margotta and Matthew Wolff. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Robertson Mueller Harper.

Memorials: Hemphill Presbyterian Church or a charity of choice.

Elizabeth Frances Beach Wolff was born Oct. 7, 1896, in Frontier County, Neb. She was one of seven children born to Hubert and Emma Beach. They were pioneer homesteaders and farmers and lived in a sod house. She attended a school with 14 children, seven of whom were Beaches.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Simon Emanuel Wolff, who died in 1980.

Survivors: Sons, Robert K. Wolff and his wife, Marion, of Haltom City and David Wolff and his wife, Roberta, of Fort Worth; daughter, Ellen Wolff Whitmore of Roswell, N.M.; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233

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