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Published Jan. 20, 1997

Warren G. Alberts 

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel. Burial: Memory Gardens.

Warren Alberts was born March 7, 1920, in Paoli, Colo.

Survivors: Wife, Nancy Alberts of Weatherford; sons, Warren G. Alberts Jr. of Fort Worth and John Alberts of Mineral Wells; daughter, Carol Parish of Aledo; brother, O.H. Alberts of Colorado; sister, Gertrude Sullivan of Colorado; nine grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

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

Lucille Bagley
CLEBURNE -- Lucille Bagley, 64, a homemaker, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, at home.

Funeral: noon Wednesday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Cleburne. Burial: Glenrest Cemetery in Big Lake.

Memorials: Charity of choice.

Lucille Bagley was born Oct. 17, 1932, in Matthews, Va.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Craig Bagley and Kim Mader Bagley of Cleburne; daughter, Gail Bagley of Las Colinas; brother and sister-in-law, Lewis and Carolyn Dixon of Port Haywood, Va.; and grandson, Mader Lee Bagley of Cleburne.

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

Rita M. Baker
FORT WORTH -- Rita Mallin Baker, 66, a retired sales representative, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Robertson Muellar Harper Funeral Home. Rabbi Ralph Mecklenburger will officiate. Burial: Beth-El section of Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: charity of choice.

A longtime resident of Fort Worth, Rita graduated from R.L. Paschal High School in 1947. She was a member of Beth-El Congregation and recently retired from the Stock Products Division of Leaman Containers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Lewis Baker, in 1981.

Survivors: Sons, Jeff Baker of Dallas and Joel Baker of Arlington; daughters, Nancy Baker Bryant and her husband, John, of McKinney and Jennie Baker Herman and her husband, Jeff, of Shawnee, Okla.; grandchildren, Anna Bryant and Jesse Herman; sister, Beverly Mallin Dannenbaum and her husband, Joe, of Houston; and several nieces and nephews.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233
 

Ruby G. Banks
FORT WORTH -- Ruby G. Banks, 71, a program control specialist, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn.

Ruby G. Banks was born Oct. 6, 1925, in Brighton, Tenn. She retired from the U.S. Federal Civil Service in 1971. She worked at Naval Air Station in Millington, Tenn., and for the U.S. Air Force in Spain and Memphis, Tenn., and at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. Ms. Banks was a program control specialist, approving funds for purchase of vehicles for the Air Force worldwide. She moved to Fort Worth in 1973 with her friend, Betty Singleton, where they traveled extensively until her health began to fail in 1987.

Survivors: Brother, Norris G. Banks of Fort Worth; sister, Mrs. Kathryne (Tommye) Dillard of Fort Worth; dear friend and companion, Betty June Singleton; and many nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3000 White Settlement, 336-0584
 

Virginia B. Barrett
FORT WORTH -- Virginia B. Barrett, 78, a retired accountant, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

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

Virginia Barrett was born Feb. 6, 1918, in Fort Worth. She has made her residence here for the last 60 years. She graduated from Poly High School in 1936. She retired from General Dynamics ockheed in 1994.

Survivors: Brother and sister-in-law, Homer C. and Ruth Manley of Tulsa, Okla.; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Manley of Fort Worth; nieces, Jo Ann Keller of Fort Worth, Celia Williams of Monroe, La., Betty Spruill of Enid, Okla., Edna Manley of Fort Worth and Randy Lou Manley of St. Louis, Mo.; and nephews, Richard Manley of St. Louis, Mo., and Robert Manley of Dallas.

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

Eugene J. Bosse
BRENTWOOD, TENN. -- Eugene Joseph Bosse, 71, who had retired as manager of the Clark-Aiken Company after more than 20 years, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, in Franklin, Tenn.

Memorial Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Jude's Chapel in Dallas. Burial: 12 noon Wednesday in Moore Memorial Gardens.

Eugene Joseph Bosse was born July 18, 1925, in Skowhegan, Maine. He was a previous member of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Arlington and was a current member of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Franklin, Tenn. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II.

Survivors: Wife of 50 years, Doris B. Bosse of Brentwood, Tenn.; daughters, Judith B. Lewis of Arlington and Jean B. Imler of Orlando, Fla.; brother, James A. Bosse of Nashville, Tenn.; sisters, Doris Laliberty of Waterville, Maine, Nora Gravel of Long Island, N.Y., Jeanette Decoteau and Theresa Hunter, both of Maine, and Anita Durland of Arlington; grandchildren, Suzette Clair, Michelle Yourell and Joseph and Jeanette Imler; and great-grandchildren, Miranda Clair and Anthony Yourell.

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

Mintie M. Bryant
GAINESVILLE -- Mintie Maurine Bryant, 79, a homemaker, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at a Gainesville hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Saint James C.M.E. Methodist Church in Gainesville. Burial: Fairview Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Clement- Keel Funeral Home.

Mintie Bryant was born Sept. 19, 1917, in Gainesville.

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

Ernest L. Burrow/L GRAND PRAIRIE -- Ernest Lendon Burrow, 79, a carpenter, died Monday Jan. 20, 1997, in North Richland Hills.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at South Park Baptist Church in Grand Prairie. Burial: Southland Memorial Park in Grand Prairie.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Survivors: Wife, Eleanor Burrow; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Cathy Chapman; daughters and sons-in-law, Lavelle and Wieland Harris, Merle & R.L. Brockington Jr., Lee and Vernon Smith, Judy Hairgrove, Joy and Russ Wisener, and Lois and Roy Smith; brothers, Harvey Burrow, Glenn Burrow, Onie Burrow, Bobby Burrow and Wayne Burrow; sisters, Mildred Wilson, Mayme Davis, Jean Jones, Bessie Lee and Jewell Parrish; 19 grandchildren; and 21 great- grandchildren.

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

Noble G. Butler
STEPHENVILLE -- Noble Glendale Butler, 58, an AMPI truck driver, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Lacy Funeral Home. Officiating: the Rev. Steve Goebel. Burial: East End Cemetery in Lingleville.

Noble Glendale Butler was born Nov. 17, 1938, in Erath County. He married Joyce Wesson on Nov. 15, 1982. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church.

Survivors: Wife, Joyce Butler of Stephenville; sons, David Butler of Indian and Jeffery Butler of Austin; daughter, Lisa Pruitt of Denton; stepson, Terry Vann of Stephenville; stepdaughters, Sandy Shelby and Beckie Ditmore, both of Stephenville; and brother, James Byron Butler of Granbury.

Lacy Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 968-2102
 

Audrie M. Champlin
HALTOM CITY -- Audrie M. "Pinky" Champlin, 79, a homemaker, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at a Hurst nursing center.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Thursday in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Rick and Mark Benton, Jim and David Henslee and Robert and Ted Sanderlin.

Audrie Champlin was born May 17, 1917, to Eli Champlin and Allie Drumright in Harlan, Kan. She was a member of Oak Knoll Baptist Church. She is survived by a family of loving brothers and sisters.

Survivors: Brothers, Charlie and his wife, Geneva Champlin, of Hurst, and Arthur and his wife, Louise Champlin, of Haltom City; sisters, Eugenia Mason of Panama City, Fla., Thelma and her husband, Richard Benton, of Haltom City and Anna Belle and her husband, Kenneth Wilks, of Hurst; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Russell L. Chandler
FORT WORTH -- Russell Leroy Chandler, 79, a retired General Dynamics engineer, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Wednesday in Memory Gardens.

Russell Chandler was born June 9, 1917, in Helena, Mont.

Survivors: Wife, Cathryn Porter Chandler of Fort Worth; daughters, Ida Morrison of Weatherford and Cathryn Taylor of Nixa, Mo.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Betty Cheek
FORT WORTH -- Betty Cheek, 56, a homemaker, died Friday, Jan. 17, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral Mass: Noon Thursday at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Vigil: 8:30 to 9:30 Wednesday.

Betty Cheek was born June 7, 1940.

Survivors: Husband, Sam Cheek; sons, Patrick and Darryl Cheek; daughter, Paula Cheek; brother, Ronald Dubervil; sisters, Loretta Metoyer, Delores Sullivan and Willie B. Dubervil; and one grandchild.

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

L.D. Cole
GARDEN ACRES -- L.D. "Pop" Cole, 79, a retired salesman for Brodens Foods, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

L.D. Cole was born Oct. 1, 1917, in Zephyr, Texas. He was a graduate of Gustine High School and attended Howard Payne College in Brownwood, Texas. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and was stationed at Johnson Island in the Pacific.

Survivors: Wife, Marjorie Cole of Garden Acres; daughter, Karen Bush of Fort Worth; sister, Margaret "Maggie" Allen of Arlington; grandson, Jason Womack of Fort Worth; granddaughter, Angelina Santini of Fort Worth; nephews, Bill Cole of Weatherford and Cecil Cole and Tommy Cole, both of Brownwood; and niece, Nelda Allen of Houston.

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

Frances G. Cooper
CLIFTON -- Frances Gertrude Cooper, 78, a homemaker, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, in Waco.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at All Saints Episcopal Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Father Bob Bosworth will officiate.

Memorials: Saint Anne's Guild at All Saints Episcopal Church, 5001 Crestline Rd., Fort Worth 76107.

Frances Gertrude Cooper was born Dec. 20, 1918, in Greenville, S.C. She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church. She was also a member of the Arlington Heights Chapter Order of Eastern Star No. 702 and a member of Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 8553 in Clifton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy W. Cooper.

Survivors: Sons, Bob W. Cooper of Clifton and Glen E. Cooper of Angleton; daughter, Sylvia Faye Shidner of Temecula, Calif.; brothers, Isaac Newman of Greenville, S.C., and Jack Newman of Hopewell, Va.; sisters, Margaret Garrett of Greenville, S.C., Iris Mitchell of Kirbyville and Ruby Riegel of Detroit, Mich.; 10 granchildren; and four great- granchildren

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

Joseph R. Crow
FORT WORTH -- Joseph Ray Crow, 58, a retired minister, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Gospel Temple Assembly of God. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park.

Rev. Joseph Crow was born July 4, 1938, in Eunice, N.M. He was an area resident for over 45 years. As a minister, he pastored several area churches and was a member of Gospel Temple Assembly of God.

Survivors: Wife, Wanda Beasley Crow of Fort Worth; son, Timothy Ray Crow of Fort Worth; daughters, Debbie Ann Stanley and Tammy Renee Crow, both of Fort Worth, and Sharon C. Ortega of Austin; father, Joseph W. Crow of Fort Worth; brothers, Orville Glen Crow and Leroy Crow, both of Fort Worth; and grandchildren, Silas Andrew and Dylan Blake Crow, Jeremy Wayne and Christopher Ray Stanley, and Brandon Anthony and Nathan Alan Ortega.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Hwy., 237-3341
 

Hubert Curry
FORT WORTH -- Hubert Curry, 76, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

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

Hubert Curry was born Dec. 10, 1920, in Brushy. He retired in 1969 from Swift & Co. as a meat processor after 20 years and in 1990 from the Drake Cafeteria after 40 years as kitchen help.

Survivors: Wife, Ruthie Curry; stepdaughter, Sandra Green; sister, Christine Hamilton; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great- great-grandchildren.

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

Jean H. Davis
SAN ANTONIO -- Jean Hasseltine Davis, 81, a retired schoolteacher, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, in San Antonio.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: Westcliff United Methodist Church.

Jean Davis was born July 5, 1915, in Batesville, Ark. She was a resident of Fort Worth from 1955 to 1995. She taught at Brewer Junior High for 20 years. She was a longtime member of Westcliff United Methodist Church, where she was involved in numerous activities, including Weslyan Builders class.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd L. Davis, an attorney, in 1960.

Survivors: Sons and daughter-in-law, Thomas B. and Mel Davis of Corpus Christi and Lloyd M. Davis of New Braunfels; daughter and son-in-law, Lou and Ken Bell of San Antonio; brother and sister-in-law, George and Lucy Hooper of Orlando, Fla.; grandchildren, Stephanie Davis of Buffalo, N.Y., Elizabeth Hasseltine Patterson of San Antonio, Tullis Craig Thomas of Houston and Brittany Davis and Brandie Jean Davis, both of Corpus Christi; and great-grandchild, Lunden Hasseltine Patterson of San Antonio.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Timothy C. Davis Sr.
FORT WORTH -- Timothy Carnal Davis Sr., 28, a custodian at Trimble Tech High School for six years, died Jan. 17, 1997.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Timothy Carnal Davis Sr. was born Jan. 10, 1969, in Dallas. He was preceded in death by his father, Jessie Jones.

Survivors: Fiancee, Falana Zachary; son, Timothy Carnal Davis Jr.; stepdaughter, Shakara Mazette; mother, Cora Allen of Athens, Texas; brother, Cedric RaShun Davis; sister, Soccora Shunta Allen of Athens; and uncles, aunts and others.

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

Drew B. Douglas
HALTOM CITY -- Drew Brown Douglas, 68, a homemaker, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, in North Richland Hills.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Wednesday in Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton.

Drew Brown Douglas was born July 25, 1928, in Decatur. She was a member of Bethesda Community Church in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Daughter, Debbie Campbell and husband, Bob, of Fort Worth; sisters, Ruth Davis of Bedford and Geraldine Fridell of Fort Worth; and grandchildren, Daniel Campell, Kristal Campell and Mark Brown of Fort Worth.

DeBerry Funeral Directors
Denton, (817) 383-4200
 

Nolan H. Fields
COMANCHE -- Nolan Hayes Fields, 75, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, at a San Angelo hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Comanche Funeral Home. Burial: Sardis Cemetery.

Nolan Hayes Fields was born May 15, 1921, in Hasse. He was a retired coach and teacher in a number of schools in the Central Texas area.

Comanche Funeral Home
Comanche, (915) 356-2531
 

Richard C. Frost Jr.
GRAPEVINE -- Richard C. "Rick" Frost Jr., 50, a systems development and independent consultant, died Jan. 19, 1997, in Grapevine.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Memorials: American Heart Association or Disabled American Veterans.

Richard C. "Rick" Frost Jr. was born Dec. 18, 1946, in Ypsilanti, Mich., and had resided in Fort Worth since 1951. He graduated from Arlington Heights High School and received bachelor's and MBA degrees from UT-Austin. He was previously employed at Arthur Ander- sen, Curtis Mathes and Minyard's. He was a Vietnam veteran and was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marion Frost, in 1973.

Survivors: Wife, Ellen of Grapevine; father and stepmother, Richard and Betsy-Ann Frost of Fort Worth; brother, Randy Frost of Hurst; sister and brother- in-law, Kristin and Rocky Hill of Arlington; stepbrother, John Meissner and his wife, Bonni, of Fort Worth; and several nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Nettie K. Gee
ARLINGTON -- Nettie Kathleen Gee, 87, a homemaker, died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, in Grand Prairie.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Wednesday in Moore Memorial Gardens.

Nettie Kathleen Gee was born Sept. 19, 1909, in Caspiana, La.

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

Kaylen D. Grant
ARLINGTON -- Kaylen Denise Grant, 2, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, at an Arlington hospital.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Friday at Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors.

Kaylen Grant was born Jan. 2, 1995, in Temple.

Survivors: Parents, Christopher and Toni Grant; sister, Kristina Grant; and grandparents, Barbara Grant, Irma Davis and Percy Davis.

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

Regina M. Greenhalgh
SANTO -- Regina Mae Greenhalgh, 49, a schoolteacher, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, at home.

Funeral: Was 3 p.m. Tuesday at Santo High School Auditorium in Santo. Burial: East Santo Cemetery in Santo.

Memorials: Memorial Scholarship Fund, Santo First National Bank, P.O. Box 127, Santo, Texas.

Regina Greenhalgh was born Oct. 13, 1947, in Olney.

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

Jerry W. Holbrook
BLUM -- Jerry Wayne Holbrook, 51, a chemist for Texas Lime Co. of Texas, died Jan. 19, 1997, in Blum.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fort Graham Baptist Church in Whitney. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Jerry Wayne Holbrook was born Oct. 19, 1945, in Muskogee, Okla.

Survivors: Wife, Sylvia Holbrook of Blum; sons, Kevin Holbrook of Houston, Chad Holbrook of Lone Oak and Jason Holbrook of Blum; daughter, Cammie Baxter of Fort Worth; father, Roy Holbrook of Orange; mother, Janice Roberts of Detroit, Texas; and five grandchildren.

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

Boyd Howell
FORT WORTH -- Boyd "Bob" Howell, 84, a retired truck driver for Missouri Pacific Motor Transport, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Lucas Funeral Home on North Sylvania. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 Wednesday at Lucas Funeral Home on North Sylvania.

Boyd Howell was born Aug. 10, 1912, in Trent, Texas. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Haltom City Post No. 9190 and Teamsters Local No. 745. He retired from Missouri Pacific Motor Transport after 47 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.

Survivors: Wife, Sally Howell of Fort Worth; daughter, Paula Thompson of Dallas; sister, Mary Jo Owen of Abilene; and grandson, Jeffrey Jenkins of Dallas.

Lucas Funeral Home
517 N. Sylvania Ave., 838-2336
 

Edith H. John
FORT WORTH -- Edith Hundley John, 72, a ticket agent for Braniff Airlines for 31 years, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Byers. Officiating will be Hoyt Ellis. Burial at Byers Riverside Cemetery.

Edith Hundley John was born July 24, 1924, in Byers and resided most of her life in the Wichita Falls area.

Survivors: Husband, Robert John Sr. of Fort Worth; son, Robert John Jr. of Bandera; daughters, Linda Potts of Wichita Falls and Nancy Malcolm of Southlake; brother, Aubrey Hundley of Fort Worth; sisters, Lanell Sanders of Abilene, Muriel Ellis of Hollis, Okla., and Harribeth Lavell of Wichita Falls; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchil- dren.

Owens & Brumley Funeral Home
Wichita Falls, (817) 322-3181
 

Robert P. Johnson
MEXIA -- Robert Paul Johnson, 47, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, at a Mexia hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Wednesday in Jaybird Cemetery in Springtown.

Robert Paul Johnson was born Aug. 11, 1949, in Fort Worth. He was a resident of Mexia State School in Mexia.

Survivors: Mother and stepfather, Joy and Joe Pearce of Mineola; father, Robert H. Johnson of Missouri; brothers, Raymond L. Johnson of Arlington and David W. Johnson of Lindale; sisters, Pamela J. Idell of Saginaw and Rita Jane Johnson of Missouri; grandmother, Martha Smith of Fort Worth; aunt, Alva Jean Zeigler of Fort Worth; and numerous other family members.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Inez H. O. Lamb
FORT WORTH -- Inez Hancock Owen Lamb, 98, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 1997, at a Fort Worth nursing home.

Memorial Service: 1 p.m. Thursday at Arlington Heights United Methodist Church. Burial: was Sunday at Coolidge Cemetery in Coolidge. Rev. Walter G. Black will officiate.

Memorials: Arlington Heights United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Inez Hancock Owen Lamb was born May 10, 1898, in Cedar Island. She Married Louis Hooper Owen Jr. Oct. 26, 1921. She graduated from Texas Wesleyan College in 1921. She attended TCU for graduate studies and received a permanent teaching certification from North Texas State University in 1939. She was employed as a social worker for the Transient Bureau from 1935-36, TCU War Defense school in 1942 and held several positions in the State Department of Public Welfare in the 1940s. Mrs. Lamb was appointed the first full time director of volunteer services at Harris Hospital of Fort Worth in 1956, where she served for 14 years until her retirement in 1970. Among her many accomplishments at Harris were the establishment of the Junior Volunteer Program and the Flower Room. After retirement, she served as an insurance representative and a housemother for the Fort Worth YMCA. She married Chester R. Lamb of Fort Forth on July 15, 1978.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Louis Hooper Owen Jr., on Sept. 15, 1953, and Chester R. Lamb of Fort Worth on May 5, 1979.

Survivors: Sons, Louis Hooper Owen III of Austin and Harry Hancock Owen of Denton; granchildren, Kirk Owen of ALlen and Laurie Khireiwish of Denton; sister, Mabel Bennett of Dallas; five great-granchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Porter Funeral Home
Mexia, Tx, (817) 562-2887
 

Frank R. Lang
FORT WORTH -- Frank R. Lang, 94, a retired stores and receiving superintendent for Bell Helicopter, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Burial: Buffalo, N.Y.

Frank Lang was born April 3, 1902, in Buffalo, N.Y. He was formerly employed by Curtis Wright Aircraft Corp. in Buffalo, N.Y. His was the first family to relocate to Fort Worth for Bell Helicopter. He was a Mason and a Shriner.

Survivors: Son, Paul Lang of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Frank W. Lang of Albany, N.Y., Lee M. Lang of Tonawanda, N.Y., James H. Lang of Bull Head City, Nev., Steven F. Lang of Austin and Andrew J. Lang of Arlington; and six great-grandchildren.

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

Josephine S. Latham
CUSHING, Maine -- Josephine Susanne Latham, 90, died after a long illness Saturday, Jan. 18, 1997, at a nursing home in Cushing.

Private service: To be held later.

Josephine Susanne Latham was the widow of Kenneth P. Latham Sr., who died in 1985. She was born at Adams, Mass., on Feb. 24, 1906, the daughter of Michael and Catherine Lukaszewska Jamros. She was a graduate of Adams High School and was a homemaker. She had lived in West Haven, Conn., and was a former longtime resident of Arlington, Texas. She retired to Rockport, Maine, in 1987, and was a member of John Street United Methodist Church in Camden, Maine.

Survivors: Son, Kenneth P. Latham Jr. of Rockport; brother, Edward Jamros of Adams; three grandchildren, Matthew, Katherine and William; and three great-grandchildren.

Davis Funeral Home
Thomaston, Maine,
 

Justine M. Lyons
FORT WORTH -- Justine M. Lyons, a registered nurse for the American Heart Association, St. Joseph Hospital and the U.S. Public Health Hospital, died Jan. 20, 1997, in Arlington.

Memorial Service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Andrews Catholic Church.

Justine M. Lyons was born June 29, 1914. She was a graduate of O.L.V. Academy and St. Joseph School of Nursing, class of 1935. She was a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church for more than 34 years and was a resident of St. Francis Village.

Survivors; Sons, Jim of Fort Worth, Jary of Arlington, Jon of Lindale and Jeff of Houston; 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
 

Wilma H. Masten
FORT WORTH -- Wilma Hughes Masten, 53, a cake decorator, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at The Memorial Chapel. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Wilma Masten was born March 6, 1943, in Winters. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She had been an area resident since 1967.

Survivors: Sons and their wives, Danny Masten and Judy and Larry Masten and K., all of Fort Worth; mother, Wilma Earline Hughes; brothers, Gary Hughes, Roland Hughes and Troy Hughes; sisters, Thelma Winchester and Geraldine Hughes; and grandchildren, Joey Masten, Kelly Masten, Heather Justice, Michael McCollum, Kristina Griggs, Tommy Berrones, Robby Berrones and Christina Robins.

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

Elna J. Milligan
DECATUR -- Elna Juanita Milligan, 90, a seamstress at Clothing Mfg., died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at a local nursing center.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Slidell Baptist Church. Burial: Slidell Cemetery in Slidell.

Elna Milligan was born March 4, 1906, in Marietta, Okla. She was a member of Slidell Baptist Church. She married Olan Milligan in Slidell in 1925. He preceded her in death in 1944. She was also preceded in death by sons, Royce Milligan and Ray Milligan.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Jack R. and Rondal Milligan of Highland Village; brother, J.A. Balthrop of Dallas; sister, Loraine Stuart of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren; and 14 great- grandchildren.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959
 

Wanda N. Mitchell
GAINESVILLE -- Wanda N. Mitchell, 54, a homemaker, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, in Denison.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Lone Camp Community Center. Burial: New Hope Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Edwards Funeral Home.

Wanda N. Mitchell was born Oct. 25, 1942, in Baytown.

Edwards Funeral Home
Strawn, (817) 672-5231
 

Elodia T. Morison
ARLINGTON -- Elodia T. Morison, 104, a retired coffee plantation manager, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 1997, at an Arlington medical center.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Friday at S.I.L. Wycliff International Center, 7500 West Camp Wisdom, Dallas, Texas.

Elodia Morison was born Oct. 22, 1892, in Chilon, Chipas, Mexico. On Dec. 30, 1910, she married Stanford Newel Morison, an American from St. Paul, Minn; co-owner of several large coffee plantations in southern Mexico. Her husband was a graduate of Yale college "Class of Ninety-Two" and was a member of the Yale football team 1890-1891. He was a member of Eta Phi, Delta Kappa Epsilon and Skull & Bones. He was brought up a Catholic. Stanford loved the plantation's festive life and often had a band of local musicians to play polkas, paso dobles, quadrilles, reels, schottisches and waltzes, and most everyone from other plantations, cattle ranches etc., plus most of the people of the town of Tumbala would show up for the parties. At one such dance, Stanford met Elodia Trejo and eventually told her he wanted to marry her, so he asked her mother for her hand. He had offices later in New York City and Mexico. Elodia became an American by marriage as Stanford resided in Mexico through passport permits.

She was an outstanding, good person that lent a hand to everyone in need. She was greatly loved by all her family and was a precious Christian. Prior to moving to Texas eight months ago, she was a member of Scott Memorial Baptist Church, San Diego, Calif., where she was baptized by pastor Tim La Haye. They had eight children with dual nationalities; also another adopted daughter.

Mrs. Morison was preceded in death by her husband, Stanford Newel Morison, in 1948, and her children, Harrison Grey Otis Morison and Rebecca Morison, who both died as toddlers, and two sons, Stanford N. Morison and David W. Morison, who died in an automobile accident on Dec. 23, 1970, and are buried in Arlington, Texas.

Survivors: Daughters, Mary Johnson, Lolita Morison, Margerita Snader and Carmen Johnson, all of Arlington, and Blanca Caldwell of Newark, Del.; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Guardian Funeral Home
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Curtis J. Nance
FORT WORTH -- Curtis J. "Pete" Nance, 71, who worked in construction, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Curtis J. "Pete" Nance was born Jan. 8, 1926, in Fletcher, Okla.

Survivors: Companion of 23 years, Irene Barnes of Fort Worth; father, Jim Nance of Fletcher; daughters, Lana Ronel James of Altus, Okla., and Linda Kay of Arkansas; son, Curtis Wayne Nance of Mountain Park, Okla.; adopted daughter, Jan Lancaster of Fort Worth; brothers, Charles Nance of Pace, Fla., Gene Nance and Bobby Nance, both of Lawton, Okla., Rodney Nance of Chanston, Okla., and Jimmy Nance of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and sisters, Kitty Strange of Oklahoma City and Betty Osborne and Vicki Louthern, both of San Antonio.

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

Annie M. O'Neill
FORT WORTH -- Annie Marie O'Neill, 73, a homemaker, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at home.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Thursday in Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Annie O'Neill was born Aug. 1, 1923, in Cleburne. She was a resident of Fort Worth for 43 years. She was a Baptist and was devoted to her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Grant D. O'Neill, in 1995.

Survivors: Sons, John Starnes and Mike Starnes, both of Fort Worth; daughter, Beverly Griffith of Kopperl; brother, J.D. Tucker of Cleburne; sisters, Pat Starnes of Cleburne and Cleo and Viola, both of California; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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

Billy R. Phillips
FORT WORTH -- Billy Ray "Blue" Phillips, 37, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 1997.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday at Berea Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors.

Billy Phillips was born Feb. 20, 1959, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Son, Ronnie Phillips; mother, Ellen Anderson; brothers, Raymond Phillips, Larry Phillips and Gary Phillips; and sister, Bertha Pratt.

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

Ysmael Prado
DE SOTO -- Ysmael "Mike" Prado, 97, a retired butcher, died Jan. 18, 1997, in Lancaster.

Funeral was at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Dallas. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Dallas.

Ysmael "Mike" Prado, the eldest of 14 siblings, was born May 15, 1899, in Tlazazalca, Mexico. He came to the United States in 1915. Mr. Prado retired from a packing house 30 years ago.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Charlotte Prado; mother, Maura Prado; brother, Frank Prado Jr.; and sisters, Carmen Beltran, Hope Guana and Guadalupe Espinoza.

Survivors: Daughters, Marie Bragg of Dallas and Donna Pettus of Houston; brother and sister-in-law, Agustine and Lucia Prado of Dinuba, Calif.; sisters, Eva Trevino of Fort Worth and Mary Esquibel of Fresno, Calif.; nieces, Della and Minnie Beltran of Fort Worth and Rosie Townsend of Granbury; nephews, Ignacio "Nash" Gauna and his wife, Peggy, of Fort Worth; great-niece, Laura Beltran Soliz of Tyler; and other relatives living in Denver, Colo., Chicago, Ill., and Reedly and Fresno, Calif. Mr. Prado was the loving grandfather of three and will be missed by all his family who loved him.

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

Van W. Prince
LUBBOCK -- Van W. Prince, 87, a retired General Dynamics employee, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, at home.

Funeral: Was 4 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church. Officiating: Rev. Keith Wiseman. Graveside service: 11 a.m. Wednesday in Venus Memorial Park in Venus, Texas.

Memorials: Meals On Wheels, 2304 34th St., Lubbock, Texas 79411, or to a charity of choice.

Van Prince was born Oct. 30, 1909, in Cleburne, Texas, was raised in Venus, graduated from high school there and was married to Mozelle Childress in Frederick, Okla., on May 20, 1930. She died June 10, 1993. He had been employed for many years at General Dynamics in Fort Worth, retiring and moving to Lubbock in 1963. Following his retirement, he worked at several automobile agencies in Lubbock. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason.

Survivors: Daughter, Peggy Crow of Lubbock; sisters, Grace Bryant of Fort Worth and Madeline Kubiak of Wills Point; grandchildren, Don Crow Jr., Bob Crow, Jim Crow and Susan Hicks; and great-grandchildren, Don III, Dos, Alexis, Kara, and Hannah.

Rix Funeral Directors
Lubbock, (806) 763-4333
 

Harley O. Raburn
GRANBURY -- Harley O. Raburn, 94, a retired railroad section trackman, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at a Granbury nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Martin's Funeral Home in Granbury. Burial: Stroud Creek Cemetery.

Harley O. Raburn was born March 10, 1902, in Thorpe Spring. He was a member of Tolar Baptist Church in Tolar. He retired from Sante Fe Railway in 1969 and was a member of the Railroad Union. He was a lifetime resident of Hood County.

Survivors: Son, Weldon Raburn of Fort Worth; daughters, Virginia Cavasos of Granbury and Connie Williams of Waco; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Lois Reese
HURST -- Lois Reese, 77, a homemaker, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, in Bedford.

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

Lois Reese was born Feb. 3, 1919.

Survivors: Son, Marvin Johnny Harrell of Hurst; daughter, Gloria Hardisty of Hurst; two grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

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

Robert A. Rich
DECATUR -- Robert A. Rich, 68, a clerk at Piggly Wiggly for more than 35 years, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, at a Denton hospital.

Funeral: No services are scheduled. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens following cremation.

Robert A. Rich was born Sept. 18, 1928, in Fort Worth. He was an Air Force veteran.

Survivors: Mother, Virginia Rich of Denton; uncles, Elmer Dixson of Tyler, Howard Dixson of Murrieta, Calif., and Walter Dixson of Fort Worth; and several nieces and nephews.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959
 

David Albert Rich
KELLER -- David Albert Rich, 61, a retired truck driver, died Sunday, Jan 19, 1997, at a Fort Worth Hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lucas Funeral Home. Burial: Bourland Cemetery. Visitation: was 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

David Albert Rich was born June 11, 1935, in Euless.

Survivors: Wife, Georgia Rich of Keller; sons, David E. Rich of Keller, Steve Reese of Fort Worth, Stan Reese of Sunset, Dan Reese of Fort Worth and Jonathan Brackett of Richland Hills; daughter, Carol Baker of Watauga; brother, Johnny Rich of Quinlan; sisters Shelba Briscoe of Paris, Betty Holloway of Irving, Leona McDaniel of Paris, Texas, and Margaret Sexton of Glen Rose; 17 grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

Lucas Funeral Home
Grapevine, 488-7566
 

Nancy A. Roberts
CLEBURNE -- Nancy Allen Roberts, 48, a legal secretary, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, in Cleburne.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery.

Nancy Allen Roberts was born Jan. 22, 1948, in Cleburne.

Survivors: Son, Ryan Roberts of Cleburne; daughter, Shelley Roberts of Arlington; mother, Billie Allen of Cleburne; and brothers and sisters-in- law, Fred and Lynda Allen and Tommy and Ann Allen, all of Cleburne.

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

Lawrence S. Ross IV
FORT WORTH -- Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross IV, 76, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Lawrence Ross IV was born Nov. 4, 1920, in Waco, Texas, a city founded by his great-great-grandfather, Ranger Captain Shapley Prince Ross, and was a Fort Worth resident since 1946.

Col. Ross was a 1942 graduate of Texas A&M University, where he received a B.S. degree. He entered the Army Air Forces in January 1942 and was commissioned in August of 1942. He flew B-29 aircraft and served until the end of World War II. After the war, he left the service and entered the nursery business as a practicing landscape architect. In 1952, during the Korean War, he was called to the Air Force and received an appointment in the regular Air Force serving in the Strategic Air Command as a flight officer, staff officer and director of intelligence for several SAC bases. He flew the B-36, B-52, and FB- 111 aircraft. Col. Ross retired from the Air Force in 1972. Among his awards and decorations were the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star with combat V, the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal and numerous campaign ribbons. Col. Ross was proud to be the fourth member of his family to be named after his great-grandfather, Texas hero, "Sul" Ross, who was an Indian fighter, Texas Ranger Captain, Confederate general, governor of Texas and founder and president of Texas A&M University.

Col. Ross was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Colonial Country Club, Petroleum Club, Retired Officers Association, Texas A&M 12th Man Foundation, and was a longtime officer of the Fort Worth - Tarrant County A&M Club.

Pallbearers: Bill Davidson, Whit Whitfield, Weldin Bailey, Ben Keith, Walter Gates and Bill Reinwald.

Honorary pallbearers: Bill Pack, Bill Paxton, Glenn Arnold, Howard Drew, A.P. Gandy, Bob Klabzuba, Ray Kunkel, Sid Hardin, Bill Ray, John Bailey, Doug Bailey, and board members of the Fort Worth - Tarrant County A&M Club.

Survivors: Beloved wife, Elizabeth Ross of Fort Worth; son, Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross V of Houston; daughter, Julie Ross Quigley of Roseville, Calif.; and grandchildren, Lauren Ross, Kristen Quigley, Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" VI, and Shannon Quigley.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Rachel Shannon
NEWARK -- Rachel Shannon, 77, a self-employed seamstress, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers: Don Roberts, Jim Eaves, Gerrad Walley, Phil Fazenbaker, Bennett Graves, Russell Henry and Tony Lowe.

Rachel Shannon was born to Joseph Elston Richardson and Lena Catherine Williams Richardson on Dec. 8, 1919, in McCurtain, Okla. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phil Shannon Sr., in 1984 after 50 years of marriage.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Phil Allen Shannon Jr. and Mary; daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy Fazenbaker and Andy and Claudia Kay Walley and Ed; sisters, Cathryn, Inez and Margaret; grandchildren, Stephanie Graves and her husband, Bennett, Sheila Lowe and her husband, Tony, Cindy Henry and her husband, Russell, Phil Fazenbaker, Kim Walley, Gerrad Walley and Stephanie Alvarado; and great-grandchildren, Matthen Henry, Kaylynn Henry, Nathaniel Fazenbaker, Heather Fazenbaker, Frisco Lowe, Joe Ben Graves and Amanda Graves.

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

Jack H. Sigmon
ARLINGTON -- Jack H. Sigmon, 85, a former longtime resident of Midland, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at a nursing home in Arlington.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Bob Davis, Sam Lanningham, Michael Davis, James C. Thompson, Raymond Douglas and Marshall Brooks.

Jack H. Sigmon was an avid coin collector and photographer for most of his life, documenting life in the early West Texas oil fields and horse cavalry at Fort Clark in Bracketville, Texas, through his photographs. He enjoyed traveling throughout Texas and the Southwest, always with a keen eye out for fossils, arrowheads and photo opportunities. He was an enthusiastic tennis player, and in his later years, he enjoyed his regular walks. Mr. Sigmon was also interested in history, physics, symphony, theater, book collecting, the cavalry, the Big Bend and West Texas geology and archeology. He belonged to a Great Books group in Midland.

Mr. Sigmon will be remembered as a friendly, gentle and cheerful man who was always available to lend a helping hand to others. He was a great story teller and he had an inquisitive and humorous nature. Mr. Sigmon will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Mr. Sigmon was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on Dec. 12, 1911, to Junia Lenore and Jerome H. Sigmon. He graduated in 1934 from Texas Christian University with a B.S. degree in geology. He immediately began working for Gulf Oil Corp. as an oilfield roustabout in Crane, Texas. From 1936 to 1940, he was an oil scout in the Gulf land department in Amarillo, Texas. For the next two years, he served in the 112th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, stationed at Fort Clark. He was sent to England with the 819th Engineer Aviation Battalion in the European Theater of Operations as a first lieutenant platoon commander. His battalion later received the Presidential Distinguished Unit Citation for the construction of the first emergency aircraft landing strip in Normandy, France, on D-Day at the "Utah Invasion Beach." In February 1946, he returned to Gulf Oil Co. He married Leila Lisette Eyoub in September 1947. They had four children. He was a scout-leaser in San Angelo for two years, an administrative assistant to the division manager of exploration in Fort Worth for one year, a zone landman and then district landman in Wichita Falls for five years, a supervisor in the production department in Monahans for two years and a landman in Midland for 11 years until he retired in 1971.

Survivors: He leaves his wife, Leila Sigmon of Midland; a daughter and son- in-law, Christy and Mike Davis of Waxahachie; a daughter, Kathy Fagelman of Sudbury, Mass.; and two sons, Bill Sigmon and Tom Sigmon. He also leaves a sister and brother-in-law, Rosemary and Marshall Brooks of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Leslie Anne Hines, Jennifer Hines and Bryan Sigmon; several cousins; a niece; and a nephew.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

A. Katherine Smith
FORT WORTH -- A. Katherine Smith, 88, a retired teacher, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Memorial Park.

A. Katherine Smith was born Jan. 31, 1908, in Shiloh, Ark. She was a graduate of Washington University of St. Louis with a degree in music. She was a member of Broadway Baptist Church and the Womans Club of Fort Worth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ottie L. Smith, in 1985.

Survivors: Stepdaughters and husbands, Doris and John Wurtz and Ann and Tom Barrett, all of Fort Worth; and brother, James M. Johnson of Carlsbad, Calif.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Davis E. Swenson
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Davis E. Swenson, 88, a farmer and a former employee of Deaconess Hospital in Grand Forks, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at a Grand Forks nursing center.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Friday at Amundson Funeral Home in Grand Forks. Burial: Sunnywood Gardens Cemetery in Grand Forks. Visitation: 5 to 7 with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service Thursday, and the hour prior to the service on Friday.

Survivors: Sons, Dennis Swenson and Davis Swenson Jr., both of Euless; daughters, Emily (Mrs. Tom) Boyer of Climax, Minn., and Kay (Mrs. Duane) Olesen of Grand Forks, N.D.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sisters, LaVerne Thompson of Edina, Minn., and Elvina Eidum of Helena, Minn.

Amundson Funeral Home
Grand Forks, N.D., (701) 772-7070
 

James E. Swofford
BEDFORD -- James E. Swofford, 82, a supply ordnance veteran of the U.S. Air Force who retired in 1973, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at a local nursing home.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park in Kennedale. Visitation: Open.

Memorials: Community Hospice.

James Swofford was born Oct. 13, 1914, in Hillsboro, Texas. Major Swofford retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1973.

Survivors: Wife, Bonnie "Betty" Swofford of Bedford; son, Col. James E. Swofford II (U.S. Army retired) and wife, Faith, of Japan; daughter, Jeanne Crow and husband, Darrell Crow Sr., of Fort Worth; brothers, John Swofford, U.S.A.F. retired, of Colorado, and Ray Swofford of Houston; sister, Maybelle Cogburn of Kennedale; grandchildren, Darrell Crow II, Brent Crow and his wife, Ann, Amy Crow, Leslie Crow, Laura Crow Lawley and her husband, John, Renee Swofford, Kristy Swofford, and Jeannie Swofford; and great- granddaughter, Abbigail Lawley.

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

Ethel Truitt
BEDFORD -- Ethel "Billie" Truitt, 92, a homemaker, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, in North Richland Hills.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Memorials: Eastern Star Home.

Ethel Truitt was born Feb. 2, 1904, in Spiro, Okla. She was a life member of Eastern Star and a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors: Son, George and wife, Mary Truitt, of Bedford; brother, Clarence Evans of White Deer; sisters, Mary Webb of Canadian and Hope Lashier of Amarillo; and grandchildren, George Austin Truitt of Allen, Julie P. Duty of Greenwood and Laura Riggins of Watauga.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Harold B. Walker
FORT WORTH -- Harold B. Walker, 82, a tool and die maker, died Jan. 11, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Memorial service: 3 p.m. Wednesday at University Christian Church. Officiant: Dr. Charles Sanders.

Harold B. Walker was born April 8, 1914, in Fort Worth. In 1953, he moved to Chicago, where he worked for Stewart Warner, returning to Fort Worth in 1983 when his wife, Florence, died. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lillian Lee Tinker and Myrtle Landers of Fort Worth.

Survivors: Son and wife, Clyde E. and Norma Paschall of Galveston; brother and wife, Wm. Herbert and Ova Walker; sister, Claudine Mitchell; sister and her husband, Imogene and Donald E. McCue; and brother-in-law, H.S. Landers of Fort Worth.
 

Gertrude L. Willett
FORT WORTH -- Gertrude Lillian Willett, 96, a homemaker, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Officiating: Rev. Walter Black. Pallbearers: Bill Cox, Tom Hale, Bill Hale, George Hale, Randy Miller and Scott Raynaud.

Gertrude Willett was born Feb. 4, 1900, in Thurber, Texas. She was a resident of Thurber until 1933, when she moved to Fort Worth. She was a member of Arlington Heights Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice R. Willett, in 1966.

Survivors: Daughter, Beverly W. Raynaud of Houston; grandchildren, Scott Raynaud and Michael Raynaud, both of Houston; two nieces; and five nephews.

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

K.Z. Williams
FORT WORTH -- K.Z. WIlliams, 81, a retired truck driver for more than 24 years, died Jan. 19, 1997, at a hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Home. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

K.Z. Williams was born May 12, 1915, in Shelbyville. He served in the Army, achieving numerous honors.

Survivors: Daughters, Mable L. Thompson-Greenbelt of Maryland, Janet Williams Carpenter and her husband, William, and Marilyn Williams and her husband, S.W; sister, Golice Wright of Center; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Curtis L. Wilson Jr.
ARLINGTON -- Curtis L. Wilson Jr., 66, a veterinarian, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Dr. Curtis L. Wilson Jr. was born Nov. 9, 1930, in Dublin, Erath County. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1952 as a doctor of veterinary medicine. He was a member of the varsity fencing machine and a yell leader. During the Korean War, he served in the Air Force.

Dr. Wilson practiced for 45 years as a doctor of veterinary medicine in Arlington. He was a longtime member of the Scottish Rite Free Masons. His professional affiliations included the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

He was preceded in death by his father, Curtis L. Wilson Sr., and a brother, Sammy John Wilson.

Survivors: Wife, Jill R. Wilson of Arlington; son, Curtis L. Wilson III of Arlington; daughter, Shelley Lynn Wilson of Arlington; mother, Mary Ruth Wilson of Comanche; brother, Robert Ray Wilson of Bowie, Md.; stepchildren, Kevin D. Witcher and his wife, Michelle, of Charlotte, N.C., and Robin M. Witcher of San Rafael, Calif.; niece, Judy Nell Little of Lake Dallas; nephew, Robert R. Wilson Jr. of Baltimore; several great-nieces and great-nephews; numerous cousins; one granddog; two grandcats; and special employees, Cary Harris and Jazmine Pottman.

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

April N. Wright
FORT WORTH -- April Nicole Wright, a newborn, died Friday, Jan. 17, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Survivors: Parents, Marlon and Janet Wright; brother, Fritz Hicks Jr.; sisters, Gwentavia Wright, Shaytrail Wright and Cheymar Wright; grandparents, Rudolph and Joann Wright, Willie Redd, Ezra and Julia Varner and Robert and Elizabeth Shed; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

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