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Published Jan. 17, 1997

Jay Adams 

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. today.

Mr. Adams was born Oct. 29, 1956, in LaJunta, Col. He was a loving husband and father. He was employed by Fort Worth Surgery Center. He was a former owner of a heating, air conditioning and appliance repair business in Azle.

Survivors: Wife, Mary Wood Adams; son, Austin J. Adams, both of White Settlement; daughter, Cheryl Adams of Phoenix, Ariz.; brother, Johnny Adams of Oklahoma; sisters, Diane Brooks, Tracy Morris, both of Oklahoma, Elizabeth Chick of Fort Worth; and soon to be born child.

The Memorial Chapel
1207 S. Cherry Lane, 246-4988
 

Odus O. Akins
MANSFIELD -- Odus Otto Akins, 76, who was a retired owner/partner of Conveyors Inc. in Mansfield, died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Gregory's Episcopal Church. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 1 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Akins was born Aug. 23, 1920, in Leonard. He was a retired Air Force Captain and veteran glider pilot of World War II. He was a member of Masons and Shriners. He was a member of St. Gregory's Episcopal Church. He was married to Eula Jean Dodd. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred and Jimmy Akins and two sisters, Faye Woodson and Lucy Gustafson. Survivors: Wife, Jean Akins; son, Barry Johnston, both of Mansfield; daughters, Penny Gammon and husband, James, of Bedford, Cindy Medanich and husband, David of Southlake; brother, Jack L. Akins of Waco; sister, Gerry Watson of Arlington; grandchildren, Brian and Brooke Johnston, Mathew and Michael Medanich and Crystal McCann; and great- grandchildren, Haley and Blake McCann.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555
 

Arlene J. Almendral
FORT WORTH -- Arlene Joyce Almendral, 52, a homemaker and community leader, died Saturday morning at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at St. Andrew's Catholic Church on Dryden in Fort Worth. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. today at Robertson Mueller Harper.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please send memorial gifts to a charity of choice.

Arlene Almendral was born Dec. 5, 1944, in Hartford, Conn. She worked as a registered nurse in Connecticut and Massachusetts before resigning to raise her children. A longtime Fort Worth resident, she was a travel agent at the Avenues of Travel agency for the past several years.

Arlene Almendral was an active member of the many community organizations, including the Tarrant County Medical Society Alliance, where she was a past chairman of their Health Fair and Style Show fund raisers. She was also a member of Texas Medical Association Alliance, the Trinity Valley School Parent Teacher Association and the Fort Worth Country Day Parent Faculty Association. She had twice been a host mother for AFS International foreign exchange students. She served on the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood of North Texas and was the volunteer coordinator for Rep. Kay Granger's recent campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives.

Survivors: Husband, Dr. Doroteo Almendral; daughter, Julie; sons, David and Eric and his wife, Stacy; aunt and uncle, Gloria and Herman Goldstein of Freehold, N.J.; and a large family of loving friends and relatives.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233
 

Victoria P. Alonso
WHITE SETTLEMENT -- Victoria P. Alonso, 51, a bookkeeper, died Thursday at home.

Funeral Mass: 9 a.m. Monday at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. Burial: San Fernando Cemetery. Prayer service: 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Victoria Alonso was born Aug. 22, 1945, in San Antonio.

She was a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesus R. and Juanita Padilla.

Survivors: Husband, Genaro Alonso of White Settlement; brothers, Jesus Padilla Jr. and Raymundo Padilla, both of San Antonio; sisters, Elvira Hernandez of San Antonio, Concepcion Carroll of Boerne and Anita Morales of San Antonio; brothers-in-law, Guadalupe Villanueva, Crescencio Alonso Jr. and Leonardo Villanueva; and sisters-in-law, Juanita Ytuarte, Rosa A. Garcia and Dora Alicia Davila; and numerous nephews, nieces, god children and friends.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Sam Anderson
FORT WORTH -- Sam Anderson Sr., 64, who was a retired Dallas City Packing Company worker, died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Gregory Spencer Funeral Directors. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Anderson was born Aug. 25, 1932, in Marshall. He was preceded in death by wife, Ruth Anderson in 1991.

Survivors: Son, Sam Anderson Jr.; daughters, Barbara Jordan, Clemis Jamison, Patricia Guillory, Yvonne Anderson, Phyliss Grant, Angela Ruth Miles; brothers, L. C. Anderson, Willie Anderson; sisters, Eula Clark, Elizabeth Evans, all of Fort Worth; and 14 grandchildren.

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

Clement Bailey
LILLIAN -- Clement Bailey, 68, a retired accountant, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service:1:30 p.m. Monday in Squaw Creek Cemetery. Visitation: 8 a.m. to noon Monday at Wiley Funeral Home.

Mr. Bailey was born April 29, 1928, in Tahoka, and lived in the Fort Worth area most of his life. He was an accountant for 43 years, and was a Marine Corps/Air Force veteran. He was a Baptist.

Survivors: Wife, Jewelene Bailey of Fort Worth; sons, Charles C. Bailey of Austin, David Bailey of Memphis, Tenn., and Kevin Bailey of Fort Worth; daughters, Kathy Zeeb, Julie Borden and Kristi Shelton, all of Fort Worth; brother and sister-in-law, Neal and Juvene Bailey of Kopperl; eight grandchildren; one niece; and one nephew.

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

Burley L. Bearden
ARLINGTON -- Burley L. Bearden, 79, a retired football coach for the University of Texas at Arlington, died Saturday in Mansfield.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 1200 S. Davis, Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Moore Funeral Home.

Burley Bearden was born Aug. 28, 1917, in Waxahachie. He was a member of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Arlington. He was in the Hall of Honor at UTA and commissioner of officials for the Southland Conference. He was also a member of Lion's Club in Arlington.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Bearden, in 1994.

Survivors: Son, Barry Bearden of Plano; daughter, Rita Mardis and her husband, Wayne, of Arlington; and grandchildren, Barry and Melanie Mardis, both of Arlington, and Greg and Danielle Bearden, both of Plano.

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

Samuel Bourne
EULESS -- Samuel Bourne, 93, a retired steel mill worker, died Jan. 11 at a Bedford nursing home.

Funeral:Was Tuesday at St. Joseph's Worship Site, Port Vue, Pa. Burial: Jefferson Memorial Park in Pleasant Hills, Pa.

Mr. Bourne was born Jan. 24, 1903, in Barberton, Ohio.

Survivors: Son, Robert S. Bourne of Potomac, Md.; daughters, Shirley Sullivan of Euless and Marjorie Diffendal of Port Vue; sisters, Harriett Simcox of Chester, W.Va., and Margaret Smith of Wellsburg, W.Va.; nine grandchidlren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great- great-grandchildren.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

James W. Bradshaw
FORT WORTH -- James W. "Dub" Bradshaw, 41, a mechanic, died Thursday in Denton County.

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

James W. Bradshaw was born in Louisiana, Mo. He was a loving husband and father. He was employed by Sunmount Corp. in Justin for more than seven years.

Survivors: Wife, Debbie Bradshaw of Fort Worth; son, Joshua Bradshaw of Fort Worth; parents, J.W. Sr. and Shirley Bradshaw of Louisiana, Mo.; sisters, Connie Van Hook and her husband, Cory, of Berry, Ill., Diane Gower and her husband, Charlie, of Quincy, Ill., Donna Brown and her husband, Ray, of Louisiana, Mo. and Sharon Silvey and her husband, Rick, of Louisiana, Mo.; granmother, Lola Bradshaw, of Louisiana, Mo.; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Willeyene and Bob Hearn Sr., both of Fort Worth; brother-in-law Bobby Hearn of Fort Worth; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Mildred Brock
FORT WORTH -- Mildred Brock, 86, who was a homemaker and a retired retail sales clerk for Monnig's Department Store, died Thursday at a Fort Worth nursing home.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Rev. William R. Belury will officiate.

Memorials: Arlington Heights United Methodist Church, 4200 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76107.

Mildred Brock was born May 18, 1910, in Chihuahua, Mexico.

She moved to El Paso at the age of 3 months. She married Charles Brock March 29, 1937 in El Paso. She was a member of Arlington Heights United Methodist Church.

Survivors: Husband of 59 years, Charles W. Brock; brother, Herman Gardner of El Paso; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Samantha S. Brown
FORT WORTH -- Samantha Smith Brown, 27, who was a homemaker, died Jan. 8 in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Morris- Bates Mortuary. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Wake: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Morris-Bates Mortuary, 1700 Evans Ave.

Samantha Brown was born Feb. 28, 1969, in Joliette, Ill.

Morris-Bates Mortuary
1700 Evans Ave., 926-6263
 

Carl P. Bryant Sr.
GRANBURY -- Carl P. Bryant Sr., 74, a retired personnel manager for TU Electric, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral:2 p.m. Monday at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Bryant was born Sept. 5, 1922, in Everman, and was a longtime resident. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Granbury. He was a Navy and Air Force veteran of World War II and an avid fisherman.

Survivors: Wife, Jane Bryant of Granbury; son, Carl Preston Bryant Jr. of Grand Junction, Colo.; daughter, Barbara J. Standefer of Burleson; sisters, Mildred Smith and Ida Mae Taylor, both of Rendon, and Myrtle Pittman and Lois Clowers, both of Everman; three grandchildren, Laura K. Standefer, Heath W. Bryant and Ashley K. Bryant; and one great-granddaughter, Heather Bryant.

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

Shirley Bullon
FORT WORTH -- Shirley Bullon, 60, who was an accountant, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Shirley Bullon was born Jan. 12, 1937, in Oil City, La.

Survivors: Husband, Don Bullon of Fort Worth; and son, Clay Brandon McBee of Houston.

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

Felix Bunker
FORT WORTH -- Felix Bunker Sr., 82, a butcher, died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. today at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Felix Bunker was born July 17, 1914, in Fort Worth.

He was a member of the Supreme Lodge of Slavonic Benevolent Order of the State of Texas.

Survivors: Wife, Claudine Bunker of Fort Worth; sons and daughters-in-law, Felix and Shirley Bunker Jr. of Fort Worth and Michael and Karen Bunker of Dennis; daughter, Margaret Beauchamp of Fort Worth; stepsisters, Beulah LaBate of North Richland Hills and Esta Belle Hubenak of Granbury; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and nine step- great-grandchildren.

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

Neal R. Burnham
FORT WORTH -- Neal R. Burnham, 71, who was a specifications engineer for General Dynamics, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Handley Church of Christ. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. today.

Mr. Burnham was born May 30, 1925, in Sanger.

He was a Bible school teacher for Handley Church of Christ.

Survivors: Wife, Virginia Burnham of Fort Worth; sons, Paul Burnham of Grapevine, Rodney Burnham of Haltom City; daughter, Ronda Gwin of Fort Worth; and grandsons, Jeremy Burnham, Robert Burnham, Trevor Gwin, Britten Gwin and Hunter Gwin.

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

Don Ray Burt
CROWLEY -- Don Ray Burt, 68, a retired machinist for the Santa Fe Railroad, died Wednesday at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday at Greenacres Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 6 today at Martin's Funeral Home.

Don Ray Burt was born Sept. 2, 1928 in Cleburne.

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

Robert L. Chandler
FORT WORTH -- Robert L. "Bob" Chandler Sr., 82, a retired sheep buyer, died Saturday at a local hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Robert Chandler was born Nov. 11, 1914, in Fort Worth. He was a member of Fort Worth Elks Lodge 124. He was a lifelong resident and attended North Side High School. He attended St. Bernard College before beginning his career as a sheep buyer for Armour and Co., the Texas livestock marketing group, and his own commission company. He was a sheep buyer 60 years. He served as a livestock judge for the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock show 15 years. His hobbies were fishing, boating and dancing. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors: Wife of 52 years, Bettye Chandler of Fort Worth; son and daughter-in-law, Robert L. and Diane Chandler of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Patty and Jody Chandler of Montgomery; and grandson, Robert L. Chandler III of Fort Worth.

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

Joy E. Court
ARGYLE -- Joy Elizabeth Court, 47, a teacher, died Friday at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton. Burial: Evansville, Ind. Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Joy Court was born Aug. 5, 1949, in Evansville, Ind.

She was a teacher at Millican Elementary in Lewisville Independent School District.

Survivors: Mother, Lillian Meyer of Neuburg, Ind.; daughter, Amy Shannon Perry of Argyle; brother, Richard Meyer of Evansville, Ind.; and aunt, Jewell Winthrow, both of Evansville, Ind.

DeBerry Funeral Directors
Denton, (817) 383-4200
 

Willie M. Culpepper
CLEBURNE -- Willie Mae Culpepper, 93, a homemaker, died Friday in Cleburne.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Kopperl First Baptist Church in Kopperl.

Willie Culpepper was born Feb. 4, 1903, in Meridian, Miss.

Lawson Funeral Home
Meridian, (817) 435-2792
 

Ruby N. DeShane
AUBURN, Calif. -- Ruby N. DeShane, 68, a resident of Auburn for the past year and former resident of Fort Worth 49 years, died Friday at her home.

Funeral:10 a.m. Wednesday at Lassila Funeral Chapels, 551 Grass Valley Highway in Auburn. Private burial: New Auburn Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. After the service, friends are invited to join the family in the friendship room at the funeral home.

Memorials: May be made to the Sutter-Auburn Faith Hospice and may be left with the staff at Lassila's.

A native of Jermyn, Mrs. DeShane was born April 4, 1928. She was a member of the Auburn Church of Christ and the College Hill Church of Christ in Richland Hills. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, J.O., on Feb 24, 1996.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Denise DeShane of Auburn; sister, Pauline Damron of Jacksboro; and two granddaughters, Bradlee and Lynden.

Lassila Funeral Chapels
Auburn, Calif. (916) 885-6271
 

Dave Farley
FORT WORTH -- Dave Farley, 57, a retired aircraft assembler, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Tributes will be given by Pastor Joe Stevens and former pastor Johnny Smith.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be sent to the Cancer Society.

Dave Farley was born May 3, 1939, in Cookeville, Tenn. He was a longtime local musician and retired employee of Lockheed Aircraft. He was a member of Glen Garden Baptist Church and song director for several years. He was an Army veteran. He will be very much missed by all who knew him.

Survivors: Wife, Barbara Farley; sons, Leonard Farley of Keller, Lester Farley of Fort Worth and James Farley of Arlington; step-son, Steve Donley of Arlington; step-daughters, Valerie Moseley and Cindy Scott, both of Crowley; mother, Alline Farley of Cookeville, Tenn.; sister, Dean Buckner of Cookeville, Tenn.; and 12 grandchildren.

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

Doris Van Geem Gilley
BURLESON -- Doris Van Geem Gilley, a homemaker, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 1 p.m. at Southcliff Baptist Church. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: Noon to 7 p.m. at Greenwood Funeral Home. Memorials: American Heart Association or Southcliff Baptist Church

Doris Van Geem Gilley was born May 28, 1922, in Akron, Ohio. She was a Wave in World War II. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carlee Van Geem, and her husband, Charles.

Survivors: Husband, Paul Gilley of Burleson; daughters and sons-in-law, Terri and Lannie "Gene" Walker of Fort Worth; granchildren, Colleen Walker, Melanie Walker and Alicia Walker; great- grandchildren, Taylor Walker, Collin Walker and Nathan Walker.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Elyata J. Guest
TIOGA -- Elyata J. Guest, 76, a retired dorm supervisor at Denton State School, died Friday at a Sherman hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at Huff-Slay Funeral Home, Pilot Point. Burial: Tioga. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Elyata Guest was born Aug. 28, 1920, in Tioga.

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

Tommie D. Hance
GARLAND -- Tommie Dell Hance, 63, who was a bookkeeper for Jones Plumbing Company in Dallas, died Thursday at a Dallas medical center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Blessing Funeral Home in Mansfield. Burial: Estes Cemetery, east of Mansfield. Visitation: 4 p.m. to 9 tonight.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555
 

Todd Hanson
NOCONA -- Todd Hanson, 26, a roofer, died Friday in Nocona.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church. Burial: Nocona Cemetery.

Todd Hanson was born July 4, 1970, in Nocona.

Survivors: Mother, Kathy Gaston of Nocona; grandmothers, Rosa Lee Hanson of Nocona, Rose Lowe of Las Vegas, Nev., and Jeannette Hawes of Phoenix, Ariz.; and brother, Lance Hanson of Nocona.

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

B.R. Hardwick
GRANBURY -- B.R. (Bill) Hardwick, 73, a former Fort Worth resident, died January 10 at home.

Memorial service: 1 p.m. Thursday at Faith Lutheran Church, 4551 Southwest Blvd., Fort Worth.

Memorials: Remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.

Dr. Hardwick wa born Aug. 14, 1923, in Pavo, Ga. He was a World War II Coast Guard veteran and graduated from The University of Texas Medical School in Galveston in 1951. While living and rearing his family in Fort Worth, he served as the president of the West Fort Worth Rotary Club. He resided in Fort Worth until 1962, and after receiving further training in psychiatry and neurology, he practiced in numerous locations, including El Paso and Austin.

Dr. Hardwick was a caring and compassionate physician and a personal friend to many of his patients. After many rewarding years of medical practice, he retired in 1991. He was a member of numerous organizations, including the Travis County Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the American Medical Association.

Survivors: Son, Wayne R. Hardwick, M.D., of Austin; daughters, Pamela Hardwick Stinsmuehlen and Lydia Hardwick. both of Austin; granddaughters, Thea Hardwick and Sara Stinsmuehlen, both of Austin; sisters, Inez Walker of Breckenridge, and Bettye Ales of San Jose, Calif; and brother, Jack F. Hardwick, M.D. of Fort Worth.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

Steven Ray Henson Sr.
FORT WORTH -- Steven Ray Henson Sr., 40, a self- employed automotive mechanic, died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: Noon Monday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Steven Ray Henson was born Aug. 12, 1956 in Scroggins. He was preceded in death by his father, Valton J. Henson, and brother, Charles W. Henson.

Survivors: Wife, Belinda Kay Henson of Fort Worth; son, Steven Ray Henson Jr. of Fort Worth; daughter, Linda Marie Henson of Fort Worth; mother, Marine Henson of Colleyville; other mother, Elizabeth Burks of Arlington; brothers, E.J. Henson of Euless, Larry Joe Henson of Winnsboro, Tommy Burks of Crowley and Gary Burks of Fort Worth; sisters, Nelma Hicks and Vera Marie Harris, both of Winnsboro, Brenda Gibson of Sulphur Springs and Billie Joyce Sanders of Colleyville.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Donnie D. Hicks
COMANCHE -- Donnie D. Hicks, 64, a retired surveyor, died Friday at a Temple hospital.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. today in Board Church Cemetery.

Mr. Hicks was born July 31, 1932, in Comanche County.

Comanche Funeral Home
Comanche, (915) 356-2531
 

Tommie Hope
SANGER -- Tommie Hope, 78, a nurses aide, died Friday in Denton.

Funeral:11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Stephenville Funeral. Burial: Pony Creek Cemetery in Erath County.

Tommie Hope was born April 13, 1918.

Survivors: Sons, Edward Hope of Stephenville, Alvin Hope of Livingston, and Russell Hope of Sanger; daughters, Elizabeth Adams of Dallas, Mary Stanford and Brenda Roberson, both of Houston, Joyce Rainey of Stephenville and Billie (B.J.) Thiebaud of Sanger; sisters, Billie Wells of New Castle and Jodie Pool of California; 19 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161
 

Helen A. Hunter
FORT WORTH -- Helen A. Hunter, 74, a poet, soloist and retired secretary, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Saginaw Church of Christ. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Helen Hunter was born Dec. 16, 1922, in Fort Worth. She was a beloved wife, mother and sister. She was a member of Saginaw Church of Christ and Dido Womens Club.

Pallbearers: Bobby Jordan, Bill Knowles, Weldon Newton, Wayne Priest, Robert Weaver and Mike Bullard. Honorary pallbearers known as "The Gang": Jimmy Blankenship, Johnny Carpenter, Harvey Vick, Dick Gray and Virgil Askins.

Survivors: Husband of 56 years, John Hunter; daughter, Jo Anne Langley of Pasadena; brothers, Robert A. White of Lake Worth, Ervin E. White of Caldwell, N.J.; sister, Eloise Naylor of St. Joseph, Mich.; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends who will miss her greatly.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Carol L. Johnson
BEDFORD -- Carol Lynne Johnson, 41, died Dec. 16.

Funeral: Was Dec. 28 at Donnellan Funeral Home.

Memorials: Instead of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up in Carol Johnson's name. Memorial contributions can be sent to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Ill. 60607.

Carol Lynne Johnson was born in Chicago and had resided in Texas for 17 years. She attended Amber University and Richland Community College and studied business management and safety and security.

Ms. Johnson was formerly employed by CNA Insurance -- Chicago, Teccor Electronics Inc. of Irving in its security and safety department and was corporate safety and health manager for Black-Eyed Pea Management Corp. in Dallas from 1992-1996. Carol was also a part-time instructor at Richland Community College and a volunteer and instructor for the American Red Cross and an associate of the World Institute for Safety Education and Research.

Carol received her certificate as a certified safety specialist with the World Safety Organization and had recently received the prestigious Award for "Concerned Safety Professional" for her contributions in safety and health while working for the Black-Eyed Pea.

In 1996, Carol established her own "woman-owned" business known as Safety and Security Angels of Texas, a safety and security consulting firm aimed at assisting organizations in improving their safety and security programs. Carol will be missed by all of us who are involved in the field of safety and security of others.

Survivors: Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Johnson Sr. of Chicago; and a brother, Albert Johnson Jr.

Donnellan Funeral Home
Chicago, Ill., (773) 238-0075
 

Norbert Kerwin
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Norbert "Norby" Kerwin, 53, a retail jewelry administrator, died Monday at home.

Funeral: No services are planned.

Memorials: John Wayne Cancer Institute, 2200 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, Calif., 90404.

Norbert Kerwin was born Feb. 2, 1943, in Kearny, N.J.

Survivors: Wife, Jan Cates Kerwin of North Richland Hills; daughters and sons-in-law, Alison and Steve Kohring of Chaldler, Ariz., and Nealan and Michael Sumruldof Houston; sister and brother- in-law, Laurel and Louis Flohr of Shingle Springs, Calif.; and niece, Julianna Flohr.

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

Winifred D. Kilgore
DUBLIN -- Winifred Donald "Don" Kilgore, 72, who was a retired self- employed mechanic and welder, died Friday at a Marlin hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Harrell Funeral Home in Dublin. Burial: Barbee Cemetery near Dublin. Visitation: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Mr. Kilgore was born Dec. 19, 1924. Harrell Funeral Home
Dublin, Texas, (817) 445-3311
 

Mackie L.T. Kincaid
FORT WORTH -- Mackie Lee "Macalee" Turner Kincaid, 89, retired manager of Ladies Ready to Wear, R.E. Cox Department Store, died Wednesday at a local nursing home.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Monday at the Garden of David Mausoleum. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum.

Memorials: The Television Ministry at First United Methodist Church or a charity of choice.

Mackie Lee "Macalee" Turner Kincaid was born June 17, 1907, in Greenville. She worked for more than 18 years at Cox's Department Store, managing women's apparel at both the Lancaster and Belknap stores. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, John Wesley Motheral Jr.

Survivors: Daughter, Daphne Jean Motheral of Fort Worth; granddaughter, Michelle Wayman and her husband, Max; great-grandchildren, Preston Scot and Chelsea Wayman; and sister, Evelyn Rose of Waco.

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

Margaret K. Leschper
CARROLLTON -- Margaret Kevlin Leschper, 72, a retired social worker and realtor, died Thursday in Carrollton.

Graveside service: Noon today at Restland Funeral Home in Dallas.

Margaret Leschper was born July 24, 1924, in Shreveport, La. She lived in San Antonio before moving to Carrollton in 1995. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy Leschper Sr.

Survivors: Sons, Patrick Kevlin and Michael Kevlin, both of Carrollton; step- sons, Lee Roy Leschper Jr. of Stephenville, Larry Leschper of Sharpsburg, Ga., Lance Leschper of College Station and Leland Leschper of Long Beach, Calif.; daughters-in-law, Kimberly Kevlin of Carrollton, Beth Leschper of Stephenville, Katherine Leschper of Sharpsburg, Ga., and Karen Leschper of College Station; and ten grandchildren.

Restland Funeral Home
Dallas, (972) 238-7111
 

Bobby G. Lindsay
BLUM -- Bobby Glenn Lindsay Sr., 53, a truck driver for Jack Cooper Transport in Arlington, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m Tuesday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Kimbell Bend Cemetery, Bosque County.

Bobby Lindsay was born Jan. 1, 1944, in Corsicana.

Survivors: Wife, Shirley Lindsay of Blum; sons, Bobby Glenn Lindsay Jr. of Puyallup, Wash., and Benny Charles Lindsay of Blum; brothers, Bill Lindsay Jr. of Dallas and Jerry Lindsay of Texarkana; sisters, Helen Gross of Van Alstyne, Imogene Lindsay of Dallas and Martha Montgomery of Red Oak; and three grandchildren.

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

Mary Emily Lueders
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Mary Emily Lueders, 90, a homemaker, died Thursday at a Grand Prairie nursing home.

Funeral: Monday at Shady Grove Church. Burial: private burial.

Brown's Grand Prairie Funeral Home
Grand Prairie, (972) 263-5570
 

Bill Marsh
FORT WORTH -- Bill Marsh, 83, a retired accountant, died Friday at home.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Monday at Davis Chapel of First Presbyterian Church. Burial: Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials: The Gladney Center, 2300 Hemphill St., Fort Worth.

Bill Marsh was born March 8, 1913, in St. Louis, Mo. He was a former 36-year resident of Bethlehem, Pa. He also lived in Tulsa, Okla. many years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Bethlehem.

Survivors: Wife, Elizabeth Marsh of Fort Worth; son, Charles Marsh of Clayton, Okla.; daughter, B.J. Hoskins of Fort Worth; sisters, Helen Chaffin and Phyllis March, both of Tulsa, Okla.; and grandchildren, Jay, Holly and Sara Hoskins, all of Fort Worth.

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

Wayne Massie
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Wayne Massie, 68, a cable splicer, died Saturday in North Richland Hills.

Funeral:11 a.m. Tuesday at Maplewood Baptist Church. Graveside service: 3 p.m. Tuesday in Riverland Cemetery in Henrietta. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Mr. Massie was born Jan. 21, 1928, in Riverland Community. He served in the Army during the Korean War, where he received the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Star. He worked for Southwestern Bell, where he retired after 36 years. He was on the board of directors for the Bank of North Texas, and was a member of Southwestern Bell Pioneers of America. He was a member of Maplewood Baptist Church. He retired from the Communication Workers Union of America.

Survivors: Wife, Lavelle Massie of North Richland Hills; sons, Gary Massie of Chico, Ken Cearley of Lufkin, Mike Cearley of Troup, Steve Cearley of Palestine, and Tim Cearley of Fort Worth; daughter, Kim McElroy of Henderson; brother, George Massie of Roscoe, Ill.; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great- grandchildren.

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

Fannie Mauldin
WHITE SETTLEMENT -- Fannie Mauldin, 81, a retired, adminstrator, died Wednesday in White Settlement.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Fannie Mauldin was born Dec. 28, 1915 in Leslie County, Ky. She was a member of Terrace Acres Baptist Church and Eastern Star No. 1053. She worked in catalog sales for Montgomery Wards and retired in 1985 after more than 30 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husbanD, Henry, in 1990.

Survivors:Brother, Lynn Feltner of St. Petersburg, Fla.; sister, Blanche Johnson, Vera Hudson, Nett Fields and Florence Sutton, all of Fort Worth; four grandchildren; numerous great- granchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Lupe P. McCarville
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. -- Lupe Pintor McCarville, 63, a computer operator, died Dec. 23 at a hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill.

Funeral: Was Dec. 28, 1996 at Glueckert Funeral Home, Arlington Heights, Ill. Burial: St. John's Cemetery.

Lupe McCarville was born Sept. 5, 1933. She retired from Montgomery Ward after 27 years.

Survivors: Husband, David McCarville; son, Steve Valle Sr. and his wife, Frances; six brothers and five sisters, all of Wisconsin; grandchildren, Steve Valle Jr. and his wife, Laura, Stephanie Valle Rivera and her husband, Raymundo; and great-grandchildren, Kirsten Briana Valle and Raymundo Rivera Jr.

Glueckert Funeral Home
Arlington Heights, Ill., (847) 253-0168
 

Mac A. McLellan
GRANBURY -- Mac A. McLellan, 34, a dealer and development manager in the financial industry, died Wednesday in Frankfort, Ind.

Funeral: 2:30 today at Acton Methodist Church. Burial: Acton Cemetery.

Mac McLellan was born April 13, 1962, in Arlington. He was a dealer and development manager for One Hour Acceptance Financial Co. of Bedford. He was a member of Acton Methodist Church. He graduated from Whitney High School and attended Tarleton State University.

Survivors: Father and step-mother, Bob and Katheryn McLellan of Granbury; mother and step-father, Sandra and Pat Cain of Hillsboro; sisters, Shannon Covey, and her children Shaun, Kris, Lacey and Karly, all of Grandview; grandparents, Madeline McLellan of Arlington and Kent and Dorothy Cox of San Antonio.

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

Mattie A. Moore
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Mattie A. Moore, 90, a homemaker, died Friday at a North Richland Hills hospital.

Funeral:11:30 a.m. Monday at Lucas Funeral Home Chapel. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: Noon to 8 tonight at Lucas Funeral Home.

Mattie A. Moore was born April 19, 1906, in Edith. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Moore.

Survivors: Sons, Archie L. Moore of North Richland Hills and Jack E. and wife, Sue Moore, of Paradise; daughters and husbands, Thelma and Hubert Womack of Colleyville, Earline and Larry Scoggins of Weatherford, Leah Moore of Dallas, and Fran and Steve Noakes of North Richland Hills; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and nine great- great-grandchildren.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Ruby D. Murray
STEPHENVILLE -- Ruby Doris Murray, 96, a dental assistant, died Friday in Stephenville.

Graveside service: 2:30 p.m. today in Gardens of Memory.

Ruby Doris Murray was born May 18, 1901, in Breckenridge.

Survivors: Several nieces and nephews, including B.W. and Ann Gray of Stephenville; and dear friends, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gilbert of Dallas and Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Davidson of Mineral Wells.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161
 

Maurice T. Neenan
HICO -- Maurice Timothy Neenan, 76, who was a retired senior scheduler in missile design, died Friday at home.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday in Clifton Memorial Park.

Mr. Neenan was born Sept. 11, 1920, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Rutledge Funeral Home
Hico, (817) 796-4722
 

Thuy-Linh T. Nguyen
ARLINGTON -- Thuy-Linh Thi Nguyen, a newborn, died Monday in Arlington.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Thuy-Linh Thi Nguyen was born Monday in Arlington.

Survivors: Mother, Kim Uy; father, Liem Nguyen; grandparents, Kiem and Katie Nguyen and Pat and Elsie Casugay.

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

H.L. Nickerson
FORT WORTH -- Mae H. Levingston Nickerson, 69, a school district area supervisor, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Saint Simon of Cyrene Episcopal Church. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Wake: 6 to 7 tonight .

Mae Nickerson was born Oct. 8, 1927, in Fort Worth.

She was a member of St. Simon of Cyrene Episcopal Church, Vestry.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Henry Sr. and Parthenia Levingston, and two brothers, Charles and Francis Scott.

Survivors: Husband, Cubie Nickerson; children, Princess Nickerson and Charles Nickerson and wife, Cecilia; brothers, John Levingston and wife, Odessa, of Fort Worth and Clarence Levingston and wife, Lena, of Oakland, Calif.; grandchildren, Phylicia and Sherard; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Frances E. Pate
COVINGTON -- Frances E. Pate, 78, who was a homemaker, died Friday at a Cleburne nursing home after a short illness.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Monday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Cleburne. Burial: 2 p.m. Thursday in High Pine Cemetery in Roanoke, Ala. Visitation: 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials: In her name to the Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Pate Benevolence Fund, First Baptist Church in Blum.

Frances Pate was born Jan. 5, 1919, in Lewisburg, Ala. She grew up in an around Birmingham, Ala. She married Ralph Pate in 1945 and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniverary in 1995 before his death later that year. She was a charter member of Richland Hills Baptist Church in Fort Worth and was active in the Women's Missionary Union, taught Sunday School and was involved in many other church activities. She was a member of Eastern Star. They moved to Blum after Ralph retired from 34 years as a pilot for American Airlines. Fran was a dedicated wife and mother.

Survivors: Son, Terry Pate of Covington; daughters, Charlotte Gilbert of Fort Worth, Ginger Matson of Covington; four grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Secoma Patterson
FORT WORTH -- Secoma Patterson, 73, a retired barber, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday Greater Antioch Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 6 to 7 today at Williams Funeral Chapel.

Secoma Patterson was born March 25, 1923, in Reisel. He was a graduate of I.M. Terrell High School. He was also a graduate of Henderson Barber Shop. A member of the Greater Antioch Baptist Church, he was also a Sunday School teacher. He was former president of the pastor's aid.

Survivors: Son, Otis Spears; step- sons, Rev. Oliver Patterson, Joe Patterson and Donald Patterson; step- daughters, Mary Brooks and Linda Irving; brother, Marion Woods; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-granchildren.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

Johnny W. Payne
BOYD -- Johnny W. Payne, 77, a retired railway clerk, died Thursday at an Azle hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Community Bible Fellowship Church, 1365 Reynolds Road, Azle. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Johnny Payne was born Nov. 26, 1919, in Fort Worth.

Mr. Payne had a special ministry to the people of Mexico. He was instrumental in establishing churches in Mexico and in this area as well. He attended Bible school at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie. He was a member of Eagle Mountain International Church.

Survivors: Special friend, Dorothy Eldridge of Rhome; daughter, Mary Harris of Boyd; stepson, David White of Carrollton; stepdaughter, Ann Hill of Weatherford; sister, Connie Horton of Dallas; nine grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren; and a host of friends, nieces and nephews.

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

Ernest Polk
FORT WORTH -- Ernest Polk, 65, who was a trucker until he was disabled in 1990, died Friday at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Baker Funeral Home. Burial: Cedar Hill. Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Polk was born August 22, 1931, in Fairfield.

He was a resident of Fort Worth for more than 20 years. He was born at Fairfield and attended the public schools. He studied business in Dallas. He worked as a trucker for Frozen Food Express Company, J. Lines and several other trucking companies. He was an Army veteran and served during the Korean conflict. He married Geraldine Jones in July 1976.

Survivors: Wife, Geraldine Polk of Fort Worth; sons, Ernest Lee Polk Jr. of Los Angeles, Calif., Sgt. Ronnie Lee Polk of Jacksonville, N.C., Eric Charles Polk of Fort Worth; daughters, Almarie Ann Jackson, Marguerite Polk, both of Los Angeles, Calif., Regenia Ann Polk, Lyla Jean Shelton, both of Compton, Calif, Jeannine Rivers of Los Angeles, Calif.; mother, Clara Mae Polk of Mexia; brothers, Edward Polk, Milton Polk, both of Dallas, Merv Polk of Fort Worth; sisters, Lavenia Schultz of Fort Worth, Archie Fay Polk of Mexia; 14 grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Gwen White Polk; sons-in-law, Antonio Williams, Larry Rivers, Tim Shelton, Donald Jackson; father and mother-in-law, James and Fannie Jones; and many other family members and friends.

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

Jerry A. Powell II
ARLINGTON -- Jerry Allen Powell II, 21, who was a very talented artist, died Saturday at an Arlington medical center.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at Bethel Baptist Church, 506 E. Randol Mill Rd., Arlington. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. today.

Mr. Powell was born Dec. 15, 1975, in Dallas.

Survivors: Fiance'e, Janine McCloskey; mother and stepfather, Debbie and Bennie Jones; father and step- mother, Jerry and Lisa Powell; brothers, Chris Powell, Hunter Powell, Patrick Jones, Josh Jones, Paul Douglass; sisters, Courtney Jones, Katie Powell, Emily Powell, Billie Douglass, Janette Douglass; grandparents, Terry and Elaine Robinson, Bobby and Jean Keathly, Virginia Jones; and also by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Laurel Land Funeral Home of Dallas
Dallas, (214) 371-1336
 

Jim V. Price
DALLAS -- Jim Virgil Price, 62, a hair stylist, died Friday at a Dallas hospital.

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

Jim Price was born March 24, 1934, in Fort Worth. He owned Generation Three Hair & Nail Salon for 39 years in Richland Hills.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jim B. Price, in 1972.

Survivors: Daughter, Paula Radford of Fort Worth; mother, Flora Fay Allen of Richland Hills; brother, Vernon Price; sister, Leola Hutchens of Hurst; grandchildren, Patrick Fuller, Pamela Fuller, Thomas Radford and Kimberly Radford; friend, Andrew Sofranko of Dallas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Loretta A. Prutch
BEDFORD -- Loretta A. Prutch, 56, a homemaker, died Friday at a local hospital.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Sunday in Primrose Park in Bedford.

Loretta A. Prutch was born Oct. 22, 1940, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Survivors: Son, Kevin Edwards of Fort Worth; parent, Tillie Zucker of North Ridge, Calif.; sister, Renae Rosenburg of Simi Valley, Calif.; and grandchildren, Patrick and MiKayla.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Lillian Sue Ramsey
FORT WORTH -- Lillian Sue Ramsey, 85, a homemaker, died Wednesday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at St. George Catholic Church. Officiant: The Rev. Ken Robertson. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Vigil: 4 p.m. today at the church.

Memorials: St. George Parochial School.

Lillian Sue Ramsey was born Aug. 19, 1911, in West. She had been a resident of Fort Worth since 1952 and was a member of St. George Catholic Church and its Altar Society.

Survivors: Son, James Ramsey and wife, Sandy; grandchildren, Jonathan Ramsey and wife, Jennifer, and Jeremy Ramsey; and nieces and nephews.

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

James R. Reeves
WATAUGA -- James Ray Reeves, 85, a retired electrician, died Friday at a North Richland Hills hospital.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Monday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. today.

Mr. Reeves was born Mar. 7, 1911, in Eastland County. He and his family moved to Fort Worth in 1950. He was a master electrician and wired most houses in Northeast Fort Worth. He retired in 1984. He was a long time member of The First Baptist Church of Watauga. Rev. Gaylon Riddle will officiate.

He was preceded in death by wife, Berniece Reeves and son, Jimmy Reeves.

Survivors: Son, Willie Joe Reeves and wife, Beverly, of Pearland; daughter, Mary Givens and husband, Tim of Watauga; sisters, Mabel Thetford of New Boston, Vera Mae Wheat of Abilene; grandchildren, Darryl Reeves of Watauga, Scott Givens and wife, Teri of Wichita Falls, Toby Givens and wife, Leah of Irving; great-granddaughter, Carley Givens of Wichita Falls; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Odessa M. Rimmer
DUNCANVILLE -- Odessa M. Rimmer, 89, who retired from Greyhound Bus Co., died Friday at home from heart failure.

Funeral:4 p.m. today at Eubank Funeral Chapel in Canton.

Odessa Rimmer was born June 10, 1907, in Moncks Corner, S.C. She married Robert "Bob" Rimmer June 13, 1927. She lived most of her life in Dallas and Oak Cliff. She was a member of Mount Oliver Baptist Church in Cross, S.C.

She has gone home to rest in peace. Thanks to all who helped her from Vistas Hospice Care, Judy, her nurse, and Melynie Brown, who did everything for her.

Survivors: Two daughters and their husbands, Annie Lee and Brad Terrill of Granbury and Hellen Odessa and Roy Baumgarner of Fort Worth; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert Brown Rimmer Jr. of Watauga and Charles Henry and Judy Rimmer of Duncanville; sister, Annie Mae Markham of Moncks Corner; numerous grandchildren; great- grandchildren; great-great- grandchildren; and loving family members in South Carolina, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

Eubank Funeral Chapel
Canton (903)567-4111
 

Cindy Tyree Simpson
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Cindy Tyree Simpson, 25, a claims adjuster for an insurance co., died Thursday at a North Richland Hills hospital.

A celebration of her life will be: 2 p.m. Monday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, a fund in her memory has been established for her son at: Liberty Bank, P.O. Box 82049, North Richland Hills, Texas. 76180.

Cindy Tyree Simpson was born Jan. 19, 1971 in Fort Worth.

After a three year battle with heart disease, she went to be with the Lord. Her son, Tanner, gave her the strength and courage to fight those three years. She was a donor and encouraged others to do so, so others may live. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Edward Tyree. Survivors: Son, Tanner Jacob Simpson of N. Richland Hills; mother, Annette Tyree of Burleson; brother, Steve Hunt of Hurst and Buddy Tyree of Forest, Va.; grandmother, Viola Rone of Haltom City; two nieces; and two nephews.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Wickham P. Smith
SCURRY -- Wickham P. Smith Sr., 84, who was a district gager for Aamco Pipeline Company, died Friday in Ennis.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. today in Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

Mr. Smith was born April 27, 1912.

He was a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of Oak Dale Methodist Church.

Survivors: Son, Pat Smith of Scurry; and daughter, Wanise Smith of Plano.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161
 

William G. Stephens
COMANCHE -- William Glen Stephens, 96, died Friday at a Comanche nursing home.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. today at Baggett Creek Cemetery. Officiating: Ronnie Calcote.

William Stephens was born May 11, 1900, to William Stephens and Maudie Schwab Stephens in the Baggett Community in Comanche County. He married Vera Pauline Isham in Energy on July 17, 1932. She preceded him in death March 29, 1993.

Survivors: Brothers, Cullen Stephens and George Stephens, both of Gustine; sisters, Inez Austin and Frankie Stephens, both of Fort Worth; and various nieces and nephews and their families.

Comanche Funeral Home
Comanche, (915) 356-2531
 

Richard L. Stokes
RIVER OAKS -- Richard Lloyd Stokes, 78, a retired inspector for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, died Friday in White Settlement.

Funeral:1 p.m. Monday at Biggers Funeral Chapel. Graveside service: 4:30 p.m. Monday in Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials: For research, Tarrant County Chapter Alzheimers Association.

Mr. Stokes was born May 18, 1918, in Emhouse, and had lived in this area since 1958. He served in the Air Force during World War II and the Korean War and retired in 1960. He later worked as an inspector for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he retired in 1978. He was a member of Veteran of Foreign Wars, Post 8235 and 2137, the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans. He was affiliated with the Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira L. and Bessie M. Stokes, and a sister, Miss. "Sissie" Stokes.

Survivors: Wife, Glenna F. Stokes of River Oaks; son and daughter-in-law, Richard Harper and Betty Barnett Stokes of Hickory, N.C.; daughters, Angela and Michael D. Berry of Fort Worth and Debra and Joe L. Gonzales of El Paso; brother, Robert E. Stokes of Chula Vista, Calif.; grandchildren, Douglas Stokes, Susan Stokes, both of Hickory, Cassidy Pressley of Fort Worth, Celicia Gonzales, Cassandra Gonzales, both of El Paso; and a number of other family members.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341
 

Darrell Francis Thomas
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Darrell Francis Thomas, 41, a finance manager, died Monday in Catalina, Puerto Rico.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Community Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Cemetery. Wake: 7 to 8 tonight at William's Funeral Chapel.

Darrell Francis Thomas was born Dec. 31, 1955, in Fort Worth. A 1973 honor graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, he received a B.A. from Yale University in New Haven, Conn. in 1977. He received an M.B.A. degree from the Wharton Graduate School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He was employed by American Express for the last 14 years and most recently held the position of Manager of Travel Finance.

He was a very active with Junior Achievement and was chosen as one of the Outstanding Young Men of America in 1981. He was formerly a member of Pilgrim Valley Missionary Baptist Church and Community Missionary Baptist Church while residing in Fort Worth.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Taylor Thomas Green, father, Jesse Thomas, and brother, Reginald L. Thomas.

Survivors: Son, Desmond Thomas; financee, Monique Perello of Brooklyn N.Y.; ; brothers, Ronald Thomas of Fort Worth and Loren Green of Grand Prairie; sister, Alva Green of Arlington; grandmother, Jimmie Taylor of Fort Worth.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

Teddy Joe Tillman
WEATHERFORD -- Teddy Joe Tillman, 57, a computer programmer in aviation, died Friday at home.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at LaJunta Baptist Church in LaJunta. Burial: Annis Chapel Cemetery in Wise County. Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to funeral time Monday.

Teddy Joe Tillman was born July 5, 1939, in Clovis, N.M.

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

Marion W. Tomlin
RICHARDSON -- Marion W. Tomlin, 81, a retired retail clerical adjustor, died Friday in Richardson.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at Arlington Funeral Home. Burial: Tomlin Cemetery in Arlington. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials: Susan G. Komen Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, 75244.

Marion Tomlin was born Sept. 16, 1915, in Cicero, Ill. She moved to Fort Worth in the early 1940s. She retired from Montgomery Ward in 1985.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer L. Tomlin, on Sept. 22, 1996.

Survivors: Daughter, Diana Staley of Richardson; sister-in-law, Beth Dawson of Champaign, Ill.; granddaughter, Leanna Staley of Austin; grandson, Kyle Staley of Houston; and several nieces and nephews.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Edmund N. Walsh
FORT WORTH -- Edmund N. Walsh, 87, a physician, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Private graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Memorial Park. Memorial service: 3 p.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen Presbyterian Church.

Memorials: St. Stephen Presbyterian Church or the Child Study Center, 1300 W. Lancaster, Fort Worth, 76102.

Dr. Edmund Walsh was born Nov. 25, 1909, in Morris, Ill. He and his wife, Garnette, were longtime residents of Fort Worth. He graduated from the University of Chicago Medical School in 1935. He specialized in dermatology and practiced in Fort Worth until his retirement in 1983.

He was preceded in death by his son, William Walsh.

Survivors: Wife, Garnette Walsh of Fort Worth; daughters, Jo Frances Walsh of Boulder, Colo., and Sue Walsh Richards and her husband, Peter, of San Francisco, Calif.; sister, Anita Lamb of Tuscon, Ariz.; granddaughters, Mary Frances Richards and Ashley Richards; nephew, John Lamb; and niece, Marjorie Sherrill.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3000 White Settlement, 336-0584
 

Sheryln Ann Wells
CLEBURNE -- Sheryln Ann Wells, 41, a juvenile detention officer for Johnson County Juvenile Services, died Thursday in Cleburne.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Cleburne. Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery, Cleburne. Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. today at Baker Funeral Home.

Sherlyn Wells was born Dec. 12, 1955, in Cleburne.

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

Mae Westbrooks
COMANCHE -- Mae Westbrooks, 85, a laborer and farmer, died Friday at a Comanche nursing home.

Graveside service: Was Saturday in Sardis Cemetery in Comanche County.

Officiant: Elvis Fielding.

Mae Westbrooks was born April 12, 1911, in Claremore, Okla., and lived in and around Comanche most of her life. She was a Baptist.

She married John Henry Westbrooks on May 11, 1929. He preceded her in death.

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

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