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Madeline J. Anderson
MINERAL WELLS -- Madeline Jane Anderson, 57, a registered nurse and owner of Mineral Wells Medical Supply Co. since 1983, died Wednesday at a Mineral Wells hospital.

Memorial serivce: 1 p.m. Thursday at Church of God of Prophecy in Mineral Wells.<|graf>

Memorials: Mineral Wells Branch of Alcoholics Anonymous; checks payable to Hour House, in care of PO Box 1, Palo Pinto 76484.

Madeline Jane Anderson was born June 30, 1939, in Danville, Ill.

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

Ruby H. Applegate
FORT WORTH -- Ruby Horn Applegate, 81, a retired bank clerk, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral:2 p.m. Monday at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard. Burial: Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

Ruby Horn Applegate was born and reared in Hubbard and was a 1933 graduate of Hubbard High School. She had been a resident of Fort Worth since 1954. She was a member of Crusaders Chapel, S.B.C. (of Fort Worth).

Survivors: Sister, Mrs. Ola Mae Parten of Fort Worth; six nephews, J.B. Parten, Dewitt Parten, Dewey Parten, all of Fort Worth, Olin Horn of Temple, Burl Horn of Houston and Earl Horn of Austin; five nieces, Sue Farmer, Billie Logan, both of Arlington, Patricia Taylor of Boyd, Joyce Long of Houston and Peggy Thorm of Austin.

Wade Funeral Home
Hubbard, (817) 576-2531
 

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 tonight 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
 

Theopal L. Baker
MINERAL WELLS -- Theopal LaDonna Baker, 75, a retired tavern owner and operator, died Friday at a Mineral Wells hospital.

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

Theopal LaDonna Baker was born Oct. 13, 1921, in Lipan.

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

Cecil E. Bankston
VENUS -- Cecil Earnest Bankston, 77, who was a retired custom harvester and Bell Helicopter employee, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Clayton Kay Funeral Home. Burial: Venus Cemetery in Venus.

Mr. Bankston was born April 22, 1919, in Bono to Silas Floyd Bankston and Minnie Ola Rayburn Bankston. He married Katherine Mae Youngblood Nov. 23, 1938, in Alvarado. He was a lifetime member of the Alvarado VFW Post 9299. He was an ordained minister of The Church of God 7th Day. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II from 1942-1945. He was employed by Bell Helicopter until retiring in 1967. He was a custom harvester in the counties surrounding Venus before going to work at Bell Helicopter.

Survivors: Wife, Katherine Mae Bankston of Venus; sons, Reece Bankston of New Braunfels, Don Bankston of Mansfield, Billy Bankston of Alvarado; brothers, Truman Bankston of Gun Barrel City, Wayne Bankston of Cleburne, Charles Bankston of Alvarado; sister, Oneta Kendrick of Alvarado; 12 grandchildren; an 10 great-grandchildren.

Clayton Kay Funeral Home
Alvarado, (817) 783-3062
 

Donald Bouchillon
FORT WORTH -- Donald Bouchillon, 68, a retired ice cream truck driver, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Burial: Bethany Cemetery, near Alvarado. Visitation: 2 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pallbearers: Chuck Harris, Randall James, Robert Marsh, Jerry Hamm, Victor Allred and Scott Allred.

Donald Bouchillon was born June 25, 1928, in Fort Worth. He retired in 1990.

Survivors: Brother, Larry D. Bouchillon of Fort Worth; sisters, Bennie Lee Seideman and Inez Sanders, both of Fort Worth; and many nieces and nephews.

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

Edward W. Brandt
KENNEDALE -- Edward W. Brandt, 78, a drug store manager, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: Noon Monday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Brandt was born Sept. 12, 1918, in Fort Worth.

He was manager of Moreland's and Skillern's Drug Stores for many years.

Survivors: Wife, Mary E. Brandt of Kennedale; step-son, Robert W. Brophy of Newberg, N.Y.; step-daughter, Suzanne Wajehowski of Cornwall, N.Y., Sharon Doehia of Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y.; sisters, Julia Pruitt, Frances Taylor, both of Fort Worth, Tillie Johnson of Kennedale; nieces, Pamela Rives of Kennedale, Leslie Rives-Murphy of Enid, Okla.; and several nephews and other nieces.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681
 

Rose M. Broyles
ARLINGTON -- Rose Marie Broyles, 71, a retired bookkeeper, died Friday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Chapel of Chimes at Laurel Land Cemetery. Burial: Laurel Land. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. today at Thompson's Harveson and Cole Funeral Home.

Memorials: Vitas Hospice of Fort Worth, 2501 Parkview Drive, Fort Worth 76102.

Rose Broyles was born Dec. 26, 1925, in Little Rock, Ark. She was a member of Church of God of Dallas-Fort Worth in Arlington.

Survivors: Husband, J.B. Broyles of Arlington; son, Rodney Broyles of Arlington; daughters, Debbie Mouser of Richardson, Marcia Reynolds of Crowley, Cathy Keck of Cortez, Colo., Sue Broyles-Denham of Dallas and Cindy Trisler of Rosenberg; brothers, Roy Cox of Euless and Jimmy Cox of Granbury; sister, Geraldine Owens of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and 12 grandchildren.

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

Ann Cathey
FORT WORTH -- Ann Cathey, 97, formerly of Pharr, died Friday at home.

Funeral: Was Saturday at Henderson Funeral Home in Coleman. Private burial: Rockwood Cemetery.

Officiant: Father Oliver Smith.

Ann Cathey was born to Frank and Ann Bailey Cathey on March 25, 1899, in Killeen. Upon finishing high school in Dickens, she studied in Denton and the Metropolitan Business College in Dallas. Ann was a legal secretary and upon her retirement from business in 1964, she moved to the Rio Grande Valley, where she lived for many years before moving to Fort Worth in the 1980s.

Survivors: Sister, Essie McGuire of Fort Worth; niece, Jo Ann Austin of Fort Worth; and god-daughter, Dottie VanLoozen of Plano.

Henderson Funeral Home
Coleman (915) 625-2121
 

Scott E. Coffman
ARLINGTON -- Scott E. Coffman, 31, in corporate purchasing, died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral:9:30 a.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Chapel. Burial: Onarga Cemetery in Onarga, Ill. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Coffman was born Oct. 15, 1965, in Champaign, Ill. He was a member of the insurance office softball team and active in all sports. He was active in school and was accepted to the University of North Texas.

Mr. Coffman was preceded in death by his father, James Edward Coffman.

Survivors: Mother, Patricia Lomuscio of Phoenix; stepfather, Frank Lomuscio of Phoenix; brother, James Donald Coffman of Chicago; sisters, Lori P. Stevenson of Kankakee, Ill., and Julie Ann Alutman of North Richland Hills; fiance, Tammy Gilbreath of Arlington; and numerous aunts and uncles.

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

Charles B. Crandall
FORT WORTH -- Charles Brooks Crandall, 66, died Friday at his Fort Worth home.

Graveside service:2 p.m. today in Willow Cemetery in Haskell.

Survivors: Son, David Crandall of Dallas; and daughter, Diane Crandall Angel of Sebring, Fla.

Holden-McCauley Funeral Directors
Haskell (817) 864-2151
 

Harold T. Cromwell
FORT WORTH -- Harold Tatum "Hall" Cromwell, 67, a former employee of Shell Oil Co., died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital from heart complications.

Memorial service:4 p.m. today at the Agape Metropolitan Community Church. His body was cremated under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home in Early.

Officiant: Rev. Brenda Hunt.

Memorials: Requested to be made to the "Raise the Roof" building campaign of Agape Metropolitan Community Church, PO Box 15247, Fort Worth 76119.

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

Survivors: Sister; brother; and a very loving church family.

Heartland Funeral Home
Early (915)646-9424
 

Kenneth W. Decker
GRANBURY -- Kenneth Wayne Decker, 70, a 30-year Texas Department of Public Safety employee who retired in 1981, died Friday as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, Granbury.

Memorials: First Presbyterian Church of Granbury, Pecan Plantation Fire Department and EMS.

Kenneth Decker was born Oct. 21, 1926, in Fisher County. He served with the Highway Patrol, Narcotics Service and Inspection and Planning. He was a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Upon retirement from DPS, he was commissioned as Special Texas Ranger and was a licensed private investigator. He was a member and elder of First Presbyterian Church in Austin and Granbury. He was a World War II Navy veteran.

He was preceded in death by his father, Martin Henry Decker.

Survivors: Wife, Jimmy Joyce "J.J." Decker of Granbury; sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Sue Decker of Round Rock, Robert Holmes of Midland and Nicholas "Nick" Holmes of Dallas; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Curtis Blake of Hobbs, N.M.; mother, Bessie Decker of Hamlin; brothers, George Decker of Dallas and Julius Decker of Hamlin; sister, Jane Spivey of Gilmer; grandchildren, Colton Dae Decker, Jason Blake and Becca Blake; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

Mozelle Dickerson
FORT WORTH -- Mozelle Dickerson, 79, a processor for a meat company, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials: Vitas Hospice or Alzheimers Association.

Mozelle Dickerson was born July 1, 1917, in Avinger, and lived in Fort Worth most of her life. She retired from Swift & Co. after 35 years of service. She was co-owner of Dickerson Radio and TV Repair. She was a member of Riverside Evangelistic Temple.

Survivors: Daughters, Nancy Pridemore of Hurst and Edith Igal of Houston; five grandchildren, Juliana Davis of North Richland Hills, Mark Pridemore of Fort Worth, Nancy Lynn Versoy, Clifford Igal and Victoria Syptak, all of Houston; and six great-grandchildren.

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

Veronica Duffy
ARLINGTON -- Veronica Duffy, 91, who was a retired high school teacher of more than 35 years, died Saturday in Arlington.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 5819 Pleasant Ridge Rd., Arlington. Visitation: Noon to 9 p.m. today.

Memorials: Susan B. Kohman Breast Cancer Fund.

Veronica Duffy was born Aug. 22, 1905, in New York City, N.Y. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She also taught Sunday school for more than 25 years.

Survivors: Son, Perry Rogers and his wife, Judith of Arlington; step-daughter, Sally Murphy of Middleton, N. J.; and three grandchildren, J. P., Justin and Jeannie Rogers, all of Arlington.

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

John R. Ellis
BEDFORD -- John Richard Ellis, 46, a retired marketing representative for American Airlines, died Friday at home.

Memorial service:11 a.m. Wednesday at Emanuel Presbyterian Church, 2701 Harwood Rd., Bedford.

Memorials: Charity of choice.

Mr. Ellis was born May 15, 1950, in Lakewood, Ohio.

John was a loving husband to Mary and a devoted father to Jennifer and Jessica. He was president of trustees of Emanuel Presbyterian Church, colleague, friend, and fellow explorer in life.

Survivors: Father, Donald Ellis; brother, James Ellis; and sister, Jane French.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Larry J. Flipp
COLLEYVILLE -- Larry Joe Flipp, 42, an aircraft mechanic, died Friday at a Dallas hospital.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Mr. Flipp was born March 13, 1954, in Fort Worth.

He was a member of Professional Aircraft Mechanic Association.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Jennie Mae Frey and a brother, Timmy Frey.

Survivors: Wife, Kay Flipp of Colleyville; step-sons, Michael, Cameron, Kyle, all of Colleyville; daughters, Misty Dawn Flipp Knifong of Fort Worth, Heather Jean Flipp of Keller; sisters, Cheryl Davis of Fort Worth, Tina Frey of Forest Hill; grandson, Cheyenne Knifong of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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. today in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Officiant: Rabbi David Stern.

Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Keisberg, Jerry Woleson, Leo Edeleman, Maier Joseph and Lionel Eltis.

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
 

Paul Hampton
BLUFF DALE -- Paul "Sandy" Hampton, 77, a retired stone mason, died Thursday in Waco.

Funeral: Noon Monday at Martin's Funeral Home. Burial: Holly Hills Memorial Park in Granbury. Visitation: 1 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Mr. Hampton was born April 1, 1919, in Yale, Ill. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of Veteran of Foreign Wars, Post 7835 in Granbury.

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

William A. Harley
WEATHERFORD -- William Arthur Harley, 83, retired, died Saturday at a Weatherford hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday in Bethel Cemtery.

Mr. Harley was born Feb. 9, 1913, in Weatherford.

Cotten-Bratton Funeral Chapel
Weatherford, (817) 594-2711
 

Jean Shoopman
SPRINGTOWN-- Jean Shoopman, 89, a retired checker for a grocery store, died Thursday at a Sansom Park nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at White's Funeral Home. Burial: Ash Creek Cemetery in Azle. Visitation: 12 noon to 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to service time, Monday at the funeral home.

Jean Shoopman was born April, 26, 1907 in Alvord.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211
 

Doyal W. Smith
AZLE -- Doyal W. Smith, 76, a civil superintendent, died Friday at home after a long battle with lung cancer.

Private memorial service: 4 p.m. Monday at First Assembly of God Church, 114 Porter Dr., Azle.

Doyal Smith was born Oct. 4, 1920, in Blossom. Doyal worked for the City of Azle 25 years as a street superintendent. He retired June 1, 1991. He left behind a loving wife of 50 years, Jean Smith. He came from a large family of six siblings. All his immediate family resides in Azle. Mr. Smith served in the Army during World War II.

Survivors: Wife, Jean Smith of Azle; sons, Kim A. Brenz, Jimmy D. Smith and his wife, Debbie, Steve D. Smith and Randy G. Smith and his wife, Patti, all of Azle; daughter, Pam J. Garner and her husband, Gary, of Azle; brothers, Hayden D. Smith and Billy E. Smith, both of Paris; sisters, Edith of New Braunfels and Mary Ethel of California; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211
 

Allene Weigand
WEATHERFORD-- Allene Weigand, 85, a homemaker, died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Aiken, S.C.

Allene Weigand was born Oct. 7, 1911, in South Carolina.

Survivors:Husband, Austin Weigand of Weatherford; daughters, Barbara Hodges of Tampa, Fla., Sandra and Sylvia Cooper, both of Fort Worth; two sisters; seven grandchildren.

Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel
Weatherford, (817) 594-2747
 

Donie Weldon
CROSBYTON -- Donie Weldon, 91, a homemaker, died Thursday in Crosbyton.

Graveside service: 4 p.m. Monday at Pioneer Cemetery, Graham.

Donie Weldon was born July 23, 1905, in Brown County.

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

Thomas J. Wesolka
FORT WORTH -- Thomas John Wesolka, 78, a newspaper printer, died Thursday at home.

Memorial service:Was held Friday.

Mr. Wesolka was born March 10, 1918, in Harrisburg, Pa. He was an Army veteran.

Survivors: Wife, Doris Wesolka; son, David and wife, Brenda Dodd Knowles of Fort Worth; four grandchildren, Kenna Elyce Dodd Wesolka, Nicole Dodd Knowles, Jenny Noelle Knowles and Steven Bennett.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Charles A. White
WEATHERFORD -- Charles Ayres White, 59, a retired electronics technician, died Friday at a Weatherford hospital.

Funeral:11 a.m. Tuesday at Cotten- Bratton Chapel. Burial: Curtis Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. White was born April 30, 1937, in Detroit, Texas, and had been a resident of Parker County for the past 50 years. He retired from Panasonic Corporation in Fort Worth in 1991, after several years of service. He was a licensed minister, and he loved children and taught them in his ministry and in children's church.

He was a loving and kind husband, father, brother and friend, and will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Sue White, in 1983.

Survivors: Wife, Glenda White of Weatherford; son, David Lee White of Weatherford; brother, Wayne White of Burleson; sister, Jessie Womack of Boonesville; four nieces; three nephews; four great-nieces; four great-nephews; and mother-in-law, Ruth Davis of Weatherford.

Cotten-Bratton Funeral Chapel
Weatherford, (817) 594-2711
 

Edith M. Wiley
AUSTIN -- Edith M. Wiley, 73, died Friday in Austin.

Funeral:9 a.m. Tuesday at Mission Park South Funeral Chapel. Burial: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Edith M. Wiley was born Oct. 14, 1923, in San Antonio. She graduated from Harlandale High School in San Antonio and enlisted in the Army, serving during World War II in the 5200th WAC Battalion, Military Police. She was stationed in New Guinea and the Philippines Liberation under Gen. Douglas McArthur, reaching the rank of sergeant. She received several decorations, including a Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Upon her discharge, she married her childhood sweetheart, MSgt. James H. Wiley, in 1946. She was a member of the Harlandale Presbyterian Church and a life member of the parent-teacher association.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Wiley; and brothers, Roger E. Fischer and George W. "Bud" Fischer.

Survivors: Son, Robert J. Wiley of Fort Worth; daughter, Shari Wiley Black of Austin; and grandchildren, Jennifer L. Wiley, James R. Wiley of Fort Worth, and Melissa P. Wiley of Austin.

Mission Park South
San Antonio (210) 924-4242
 

Myrtle Williams
ARLINGTON-- Myrtle Williams, 84, a homemaker, died Thursday in Arlington.

Funeral: Was Saturday at Grace Temple Baptist Church. Burial: Parkdale Cemetery.

Myrtle Williams was born Feb. 12, 1912 in Kaufman.

Survivors: Sons, Loyd Williams of Athens and Billy Williams of Mansfield; daughters, Mary Robertson of Gasper, Louise La Prade of Paradise, La Verne Pallett of Arlington and Sylvia Dotson and Roberta Rowan, both of Arlington; 26 grandchildren; numerous great- grandchildren and great, great grand children; and several nieces and nephews.

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

N.W. Williams
HALTOM CITY -- N.W. "Willie" Williams, 84, a tile contractor, died Thursday in Bedford.

Graveside service:2 p.m. Tuesday in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Mr. Williams was born Nov. 11, 1912, in Jones County, and had been a resident of Fort Worth since 1926. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors: Wife, Peggy Williams of Haltom City; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Lynn Brown of Fort Worth; brothers, Jack Peters of Stanford and Joe Williams of Arlington; granddaughters, Angela Barnard and Crystal Grant; and four great-grandchildren.

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

W. M. Williams Jr.
FORT WORTH-- W.M. "Bill" Williams Jr., 78, a retired accountant, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today. Memorials: Charity of choice.

W.M Williams Jr. was born Feb. 18, 1918, in Waco. He was member of the Masonic Lodge and the Moslah Shrine Band. He was preceded in death by Martha Wilkirson Williams, who died in 1978 and by his second wife, Deane Williams, in 1993. He worked 34 years for several branches of the U.S. government. He served his country in World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Survivors: Daughter, Pamela Stephens and husband, Calvin, of Fort Worth; aunt and uncle, Eunice and Alton Stephens of McGregor; sister-in-law, Grace Williams of Haskell; nephew, Art Williams of Haskell; niece, Carolyn Williams of Austin; several cousins; step- daughters, Debbie Briles and husband, Steve, of Crowley, Julie Liles of Dallas, and Linda Taylor and husband, Bill, of Bedford; step-grandson, Kevin Liles of Houston; step-granddaughter, Marissa Briles of Crowley; sister and brother-in- law, Elsie and John Davis of Throckmorton.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Helen F. R. Witt
FORT WORTH -- Helen Frances Riddle Witt, 81, a retired homemaker, died Friday at a local hospital after a lengthy battle with heart disease and cancer.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Hallmark Baptist Church, Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Cemetery. Visitation: 3 to 4:30 p.m. today at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home.

Helen Witt was born Sept. 19, 1915, to Odis C. Riddle and Effie A. Hanna Riddle, in Joshua. The fifth of seven children, she learned early of family devotion and love. As teens, Helen and twin sister, Ellen, "The Harmony Twins," sang and played on KCLE radio. They later sang with Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, W. Lee O'Daniels, The Light Crust Doughboys and appeared on one of the first television broadcasts in Fort Worth from the Fat Stock Show.

Helen devoted endless hours traveling to area schools, presenting classroom and personal flags to numerous school children, teaching them the history of our flag and of the people who fought and sometimes lost their lives to keep it flying.

As Americanism Chairman for her VFW Auxiliary, Helen helped establish the annual Memorial Day veterans service at Laurel Land in Fort Worth and organized recognition and award presentations for local and area police and firefighters. Her friends ranged from small school children to congressman. You couldn't find a prouder American.

Helen, a loving and devoted mother and wife, will be truly missed by her family and countless friends.

Survivors: Husband of 50 years, Orville Lee Witt of Fort Worth; son, Kenneth Lee Witt of Fort Worth; daughter, Ellen Janette Witt Steppick of Cleburne; brother, Jack C. Riddle of Albuquerque, N.M.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

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. today 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
 

Ruby M. Woods
BOYD-- Ruby McAdams Woods, a homemaker, died Friday at an Azle hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. at Emerald Hills. Visitation: Open. Memorials: Charity of choice.

Ruby McAdams Woods was born November 25, 1925 in Bridgeport. She was a lifetime member of VFW Post 2137 in Azle. She spent a lot of her time fishing.

Survivors: Son, Merton A. Johnson of Boyd; daughter, Nora Fite of Boyd; sisters, Jewel Evans of Cottondale and Pearl Fleming of Tucson, Ariz.; four grandchildren; seven great- granchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Jewell L. Hart
FORT WORTH -- Jewell Louise Hart, 76, a retired licensed vocational nurse at All Saints Hospital, died Friday at an Arlington care facility.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Hill Baptist Church. Burial: Private. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Shannon North Funeral Chapel.

Memorials: Diamond Hill Baptist Church, 2814 Oscar St., Fort Worth 76106.

Jewell Hart was born Oct. 27, 1920, in Fort Worth. She was a lifetime member of Diamond Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Hart's mother was a founder of the church. She served as an LVN at All Saints Hospital 16 years, and was one of the first people to go through the LVN training at All Saints. She was very interested in and active in missionaries through contributions of time and funds.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Hart.

Survivors: Sons, Ron Hart and his wife, Marcy, and Don Hart and his wife, Lynn, all of Arlington; and grandchildren, Jason Hart and his wife, Courtney, Jeff Hart, Chris Hart and Brian Hart, all of Arlington.

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

Nina L. Helvey
GRAHAM -- Nina Lee Helvey, 63, a homemaker, died Friday in Graham.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at McMillan- Satterwhite Funeral Home. Burial: Cottonwood Cemetery in Bryson.

Nina Helvey was born March 3, 1933, in Newcastle.

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

John Wesley Hill
BLUM-- John Wesley "J.W." Hill, 49, a postal clerk, died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Memorials: Disabled Veterans Association.

John Wesley Hill was born Sept. 11, 1947, in Waxahachie. He was a Fort Worth resident 15 years.

Survivors: Sons, Jason W. Hill and James E. Hill, both of Fort Worth; mother, Bobbie Hill of Fort Worth; sister, Sherry Stanford of Wichita Falls; and companion, Karen Roundtree of Fort Worth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Ralph G. Hull Jr.
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Ralph G. Hull Jr., 67, a retired 15-year employee of Sheet Systems of Irving, died Friday at an Arlington hospital.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Ralph Hull was born March 10, 1929, in Elgin, Ill.

Survivors: Wife, Dorothy Hull of Illinois; sons, Ralph Hull III and his wife, Teresa, of Houston, and John Hull of Illinois; daughters, Diane Hull and Cheryl Fenske, both of Illinois, and Dorice and her husband, Patrick Griffin, of Grand Prairie; brothers, John and Bill Hull of Florida; sisters, Betty Jean Straub of Tennessee and Harriet Hill of California; 10 grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren.

Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home
Grand Prairie, (972) 263-7200
 

Willie Hunt
DECATUR -- Willie Hunt, 84, died Saturday in Decatur.

Funeral:10 a.m. Wednesday at Edwards Funeral Chapel in Ranger. Burial: Merriman Cemetery.

Mrs. Hunt was born March 29, 1912, in Madisonville to William A. and Beula Idell Cannon Mize. She was reared in Iredell and Anson. She moved to Abilene, where she worked as a waitress and later as a supervisor in an egg processing plant. She married Homer Vol Hunt on Nov. 13, 1943, in Lubbock and they settled in Seminole and farmed for several years before retiring and moving to Anson. She later moved to Ranger and enjoyed helping people in the Golson Hotel. She was a member of the Iredell First Baptist Church and enjoyed painting and crocheting.

Mr. Hunt preceded her in death in 1984.

Survivors: Two sons, Eddie Hunt of Longview and Richard Hunt of Chico; daughter, India Clark of Jackson, Ga.; five grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Edwards Funeral Home
Ranger, (817) 647-1133
 

Angelina Jamotta
COPPELL -- Angelina Jamotta, 92, a retired crochet beader, died Thursday in Dallas.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Rosary: 7 tonight at the funeral home. Angelina Jamotta was born May 23, 1904, in New York City, N.Y. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alexander Jamotta, in May 1989.

Survivors: Son, John Jamotta of Hurst; daughter, Catherine Prizzi of Coppell; brothers, Carmine Caggiano of San Diego, Calif. and Anthony Caggiano of New York; sister, Lucille Minichello of New York; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

John A. Jones
FORT WORTH -- John A. Jones, 79, a tool and die maker for General Dynamics who retired after 25 years of service, died Saturday at home.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Monday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

John Jones was born Nov. 14, 1917, in Corydon, Ky. He was a World War II veteran.

Survivors: Wife of 53 years, Alma Jones of Fort Worth; son, Bob Jones of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters, Janelle Truitt of Fort Worth and Linda Evans of Arlington; brother, Thomas E. Jones of Corydon, Ky.; sister, Cornelia Reynolds of Madison, Ky.; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Nell Keifer
BALLWIN, Mo. -- Nell Keifer, a homemaker, died Thursday at a Creve Coeur, Mo. medical center.

Funeral:To be held later in Texas. Burial: Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Mrs. Keifer was a grandmother of six, great-grandmother of one, a friend to many and also a mother-in-law.

Survivors: Husband, Louis Keifer of Manchester, Mo.; daughters, Linda Coyer, Joyce Keifer, Andrea Price and Shari Killday; son, Tom Keifer; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Schrader Funeral Home
Ballwin, Mo. (314) 227-5511
 

Lonnie D. King
FORT WORTH -- Lonnie D. King, 62, a recreational vehicle salesperson, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Mr. King was born Oct. 17, 1934, in Fort Worth.

He was an Army Veteran. Survivors: Wife, Stephany King of Fort Worth; sons, Stephen D. King and his wife, Francine of Burleson, Bruce E. King of Fort Worth; daughter, Nancy Hairston of San Antonio; brother, Larry P. King of Nocona; and grandchildren, Lance Hairston, Brittany King and Stephen M. King, all of Burleson.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Oscar E. Lax
GRANDVIEW -- Oscar E. Lax, 73, a retired foreman for Ray Chemical Corporation in Mineral Park, Calif., died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral:2 p.m. Tuesday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Cleburne. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Lax was born Jan. 8, 1923, in Diaz, Ark.

Survivors: Wife, Deola Lax of Grandview; daughter, Yvette Lax of Dallas; and brothers, Walter Lax of Nice, Calif., Alfred Lax of Tulsa, Okla., and Chester Lax and Charles Lax, both of Foster City, Calif.

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

Ernest E. Leoni
COLLEYVILLE -- Ernest E. Leoni, 90, a retired truck driver, died Thursday at a North Richland Hills hospital.

Memorial service: 1 p.m. Monday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Euless.

Mr. Leoni was born June 13, 1906, in Redwood City, Calif.

Survivors: Daughters, Lela and husband, Jerry Iler, Janean Gillett, Karen Cantrell, Michel Berlinn, Anna and husband, Donnie Gilbreath, Kim Cardett and Kelly and husband, Marc Johnston; 21 grandchildren; and 14 great- grandchildren.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Eteau McKinney
FORT WORTH-- Eteau McKinney, 76, a hairdresser and former owner of Eteau's Fashionaire, died Thursday in Wylie.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Home. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Eteau McKinney was born March 13, 1920, in Poteau, Okla.

Survivors: Son and Daughter-in-law, A.B. "Sonny" and Annie McKinney of Wylie; brother in-law and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W.B. McKinney of Fort Worth; sister and brother-in-law, Gerl Dean and Jack Nichols of Bridgeport; sister-in-law, Gertrude Davis of Aledo; three grandchildren, six great- granchildren; four nieces; three nephews and other family.

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

Ella E. McNutt
COMANCHE--Ella Elizabeth McNutt, 94, a homemaker, died Friday at a Comanche hospital.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. today at Hall & Sons Funeral Home. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery. Memorials: Community Foundation of Abilene, in memory of Zachary Moore, P.O. Box 1001, Abilene, Texas 79604.

Ella Elizabeth McNutt was born Jan. 9, 1903, in Brady.

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

Betty H. Meece
FORT WORTH -- Betty Hartman Meece, 75, a retired secretary, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Thompson's Harveson and Cole Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Rev. John E. Withers will officiate.

Betty Meece was born March 4, 1921, in Fort Worth.

Memorials: Alzheimers Association, P.O. Box 9709, Fort Worth, Texas 76147.

Betty Meece was born March 4, 1921, in Fort Worth.

She was a life-long resident of Fort Worth. She was a secretary for Fort Worth National Bank for 29 years before her retirement. She was also a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors: Husband, Jim Meece of Fort Worth; sons, Lloyd A. Cowley of Bedford, Samuel D. Cowley of Fort Worth; brothers, David L. Hartman of Houston, Robert M. Hartman of Oklahoma City, Okla; grandchildren, Sean A. Cowley, Amy A. Cowley; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Eula B. Narowitz
SHERMAN -- Eula B. Narowitz, 74, a homemaker and artist, died Thursday at a Sherman hospital.

Funeral:10 a.m. Monday at Howe Church of Christ in Howe. Burial: 3 p.m. Monday in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.

Eula B. Narowitz was born Feb. 18, 1922.

She was preceded in death by a son, Gary Wayne Narowitz.

Survivors: Husband, Robert J. Narowitz; daughter, Patricia Ann Reynolds; son, Michael Richard Narowitz; grandchildren, Shawn Patrick Reynolds, Sheacy Lee Reynolds, Michele Lee Wood, Michael Wayne Narowitz; and great-grandchild, Tyler Justin Wood.

Dannel Funeral Home
Sherman(903) 893-1171
 

Virginia C. Northern
ARLINGTON-- Virginia Cates Northern, owner of a saw and lawnmower sales and repair store, died Thursday in Arlington.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Arlington. Burial: Tuesday at Graceland Memorial Park in Pine Bluff, Ark.

Memorials: The Building Fund at St. Mark's Episcopal Church or a charity of choice.

Virginia Cates Northern was born May 16, 1915, in Pilot Point. She was a former Pine Bluff, Ark. resident. She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Northern.

Survivors: Cousins and many good friends

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

Phyllis Owen
ARLINGTON-- Phyllis Owen, 49, a customer support employee for IBM, died Thursday in Arlington.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Arlington Funeral Home. Graveside service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Zion Cemetery in Burnet.

Phyllis Owen was born Oct. 5, 1947 in Weslaco.

Survivors: Sons, Keith Owen of Euless and Todd Owen of Arlington; mother, Evelyn "Jo" Domstead of Victoria; brother, Delbert Domstead of San Marcos; sister, Jodi Hubbell of Yorktown, Texas,

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Dorothia M. Rettig
FORT WORTH -- Dorothia Marie Rettig, 86, who was a retired 44-year Southwestern Bell Telephone Company coin clerk, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Hillside Memorial Christian Church. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. today at Laurel Land Funeral Home.

Memorials: Hillside Christian Church Memorial Fund.

Dorothia Rettig was born Nov. 2, 1910, in Fort Worth.

She was a lifelong member of Hillside Memorial Christian Church. She devoted her life to her family. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends whose lives she touched with her presence.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Leo Rettig.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, David and Mary Rettig of Flower Mound; daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Dennis Talmage of Houston; brother, A. M. Voight of Sherman; sisters, Grace M. Frankenfield, Sadie A. Jacobini, both of Fort Worth; niece, Dorothy A. Campbell of Arlington; and five grandchildren, Angela M. Glendinning of Austin, David L. Rettig Jr. of Fort Worth, Scott R. Talmage, Beverly M. Talmage, Annie L. P. Shaffer, all of Houston.

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

Carolyn Rowe
DECATUR -- Carolyn Rowe, 63, a homemaker, died Friday at a Bridgeport nursing center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Alvord Assembly of God. Burial: Alvord Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. today at Coker Funeral Home.

Carolyn Rowe was born Oct. 30, 1933, in Memphis.

She was preceded in death by brother, Tim Travis McLarty.

Survivors: Husband, Jesse W. Rowe; son, Reginald Rowe, both of Decatur; daughter, Carmella Rowe of North Richland Hills; parents, Travis and Mamie McLarty of Decatur; and sisters, Patsy Young of Decatur, Judy Guantt of Dublin and Rebecca Lewis of Paradise.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959
 

Nadine Sanders
GAINESVILLE -- Nadine Sanders, 81, a retired schoolteacher, died Friday at a Denton hospital.

Funeral:11 a.m. Monday at Huff/Slay Funeral Chapel. Burial: New Hope Cemetery in Cooke County. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Nadine Sanders was born March 11, 1915, in Valley View.

Huff/Slay Funeral Home
Pilot Point, (817) 686-2277

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