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Published Jan. 22, 1997

Helen P. Anthony 

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Blessing Funeral Home. Burial: Mansfield Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Helen Anthony was born Feb. 26, 1927, in Angelina County, Texas. She was a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Arlington. She married Clifford Anthony in Lufkin, Texas, on May 4, 1946.

She enjoyed quilting and was a loving mother and grandmother.

Survivors: Husband, Clifford Anthony of Arlington; sons, George Anthony and wife, Dianne, of Arlington, and Benny Anthony and wife, Vickie, of Venus; sisters, Marjorie Walton of Nacogdoches and Rosaline Wiggins of Lufkin; grandchildren, Renee Sitton, Rebekah Loethen, John Dee, Rachel, R.C., Tyke, Scooter, and Jeremy Anthony, and Kenda Terry; and great-grandchildren, Craig and Dillon Wright, and Samantha, Jonathen Wesley, and Joshua Anthony.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555
 

Stewart R. Austin III
WHITE SETTLEMENT -- Stewart Ryder Austin III, 33, manager of Quix Fina on McCart Avenue in Fort Worth, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Saturday at The Memorial Chapel. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Stewart Ryder Austin III was born Oct. 10, 1963, in South Bend, Ind.

He was the beloved son of Lynne Austin and the late Stewart (Larry) Austin Jr.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Shawn Mikel, and sisters, Sandra Ann and Stacey Jean.

Survivors: Mother, Lynne Austin of White Settlement; brother, Joey Austin of White Settlement; sisters, Kimberly Austin Pierce, Kristie Austin Quazada and Jennifer Lynne Austin Sims, all of White Settlement; grandmother, Dorothy Knight of South Bend, Ind.; two nephews; and three nieces.

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

Lillie M. Bennett
FORT WORTH -- Lillie Maupin Bennett, 94, a homemaker, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, at a hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Funeral Mass: was Wednesday at Church of the Epiphany of the Lord. Burial: Fairlawn Cemetery in Oklahoma City.

Lillie Maupin Bennett was born Dec. 18, 1902, in the Philippines. She came to Oklahoma as a small child. She graduated from Central High School and attended the University of Oklahoma. She married and raised six children. She worked at Tinker Air Force Base during World War II. She married Raymond Bennett in 1955 and lived in Hawaii for 23 years. In 1978 they moved to Fort Worth.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Hodgkinson; three grandsons; and a great-grandchild.

Survivors: Husband, Raymond Bennett of Fort Worth; son, Elmer Hodgkinson and his wife, Shirley, of Burbank, Calif.; daughters, Virginia Poiselle of Hurst and Helen Shock, Flo Pricer and her husband, Dick, and Marie Seay and her husband, Bobby, all of Oklahoma City; brother, John Maupin; sister, Helena Nesbitt; 20 grandchildren; 46 great- grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren.

Smith & Kernke Funeral Directors
Oklahoma City, Okla., (405) 528-7542
 

Jon P. Borbolla
FORT WORTH -- Jon Patrick Borbolla, 29, a logistics contract analyst for Lockheed Martin Aviation, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Rita Catholic Church. The Rev. Richard Flores will officiate. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials: Community Hospice of Texas, 1000 Summit Ave., Fort Worth; AIDS Outreach Center, 1125 W. Petersmith St., Fort Worth 76104; or St. Rita Catholic Church.

Jon Patrick Borbolla was born March 17, 1967, in Fort Worth and was a lifelong resident. He was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church. He graduated from Haltom High School and received an associate degree in business from TCJC. He was currently studying piano at TCU. Mr. Borbolla was a volunteer with Family Services, AOC and the Humane Society.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roldan Borbolla.

Survivors: Mother, Dolores Jean Borbolla of Fort Worth; loving companion, Michael John Castro of Fort Worth; brother, Mark Roland Borbolla of Fort Worth; sisters, Debra Lynn Burch and Cynthia Anne Borbolla, both of Fort Worth; nephew, Aaron Burch; and his beloved Mimi and Sophie.

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

Hazel Bowden
FORT WORTH -- Hazel Bowden, 47, a child care worker, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Valley Missionary Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Hazel Bowden was born Oct. 29, 1949, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Companion, Reginald Miller; daughter, Tara Hysaw; parents, George Hysaw and Mary Johnson; brothers, Robert Langston, Charles Hysaw and James Johnson; sisters, Annette Eaton, Robin Lewis and Teresa Johnson; god grandchildren, Mica Taylor and Tinesha Taylor; god daughter, special aunts, Ruth Perkins and Esther Williams; special uncle, Andrew Locke; and special cousin, Rufus Matthews.

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

Betty R. Brantley
FORT WORTH -- Betty R. Brantley, 83, a retired bookkeeper, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at home.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth.

Betty R. Brantley was born Aug. 21, 1913, in Fort Worth. She was a member of Handley United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Nora and Mark Raley, and her brother, Kendrid Raley.

Survivors: Husband of 57 years, Joseph Paul Brantley of Fort Worth; nieces, Joan Sanders of Lubbock and Juanita Harrington of Humble; and other family and many close friends.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Vernon Burns
ARLINGTON -- Vernon Burns, 64, an aircraft inspector, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Saturday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Vernon Burns was born in Oneida, Ky., on June 18, 1932. He was a retired Air Force veteran and worked for Bell Helicopter for six years.

Survivors: Wife, Tran Thi Burns of Arlington; sons, Robert W. Burns and James L. Burns, both of Arlington; daughters, Linda McFatridge of Alaska, Mary Hayer of San Antonio and Jennifer Burns of Azle; and six grandchildren.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681
 

Danny Carpenter
BEDFORD -- Danny Carpenter, 31, a Bedford police officer, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Friday at Wood Heights Baptist Church in Bedford. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Memorials: May be made on behalf of Claire Carpenter for educational funds, Bank One, Bedford, Texas.

Danny Carpenter was born Sept. 28, 1965, in Lenoir, N.C. He graduated from Caldwell High School in Hudson, N.C., in 1983. He had a professional baseball career with the Chicago Cubs. He graduated from Dallas Baptist University in 1987; he attended on a baseball scholarship. He made a European baseball tour with Athletes in Action. He was a member of Texas Municipal Police Association and earned the expert marksmanship bar - awarded numerous times by the Bedford Police Department. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and sports. He was a former member of Clover Baptist Church in Granite Falls, N.C.

Survivors: Wife, Jill Carpenter of Bedford; daughter, Claire Carpenter of Bedford; parents, Richard and Ruth Carpenter of Granite Falls, N.C.; brothers, Larry Carpenter of Ballwin, Mo., Alan Carpenter of Villa Ridge, Mo., and Richard "Rick" Carpenter Jr. of Granite Falls, N.C.; and grandparent, Sibbie Rhoney of Connelly Springs, N.C.

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

Archie Chamness
GRANBURY -- Archie Chamness, 72, a building contractor and real estate broker, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at a Granbury hospital.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Saturday at Granbury Church of Christ. Burial: Acton Cemetery in Granbury.

Ministers: Stan Reid, Chris Frizzell, Jeff Cary and Wayne Cary. Active pallbearers: Archie Chamness, Tim Cary, Jon Rockwell, Casey Rockwell, Chris Rockwell, Justin Williams, Curtis Chamness, Andy Glenn, Zachary Boyd and Joshua Boyd. Honorary pallbearers: Stetson Chamness and Chad Myers. Archie Chamness was born March 4, 1924, in Hamilton, Mo. He was instrumental in building churches in Cautemoc, Mexico. He worked with many children's homes. He was a member of the Granbury Lions Club, where he was past district governor, Melvin Jones Fellow. He held many other offices in the Lions Club. Finance planning board-Lions Camp for Crippled Children in Kerrville. He also served on the board of Midland Christian School in Midland. He served as deacon of missions at Granbury Church of Christ. He was listed in the Texas Men of Achievement in 1958.

Survivors: Wife, Doris Chamness of Granbury; sons, Robin Chamness of Austin, Mark Chamness of Midland, Randall Chamness of Abilene and Kelly Chamness of Azle; daughter, Debbie Cary of Arlington, Gayle Williams of Trent, Janis Rockwell of Arlington, Mary Helen Glenn of Arlington, Becky Thompson of Austin and Frances Forbes of Fort Worth; brother, Richard Chamness of Midland; 23 granchildren; and two great-granchildren.

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

Tinnie Opal Copher
WEATHERFORD -- Tinnie Opal Copher, 92, a retired cook, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at a Weatherford nursing home.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Friday in East Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford.

Tinnie Opal Copher was born Aug. 15, 1904, in Tahoka. She was a member of Case Street Church of Christ.

Survivors: Son, Doyle Ellis of Abilene; daughters, Pat Haynes of Weatherford, Lucy Cochran of Abilene and Christy Copher of Abilene; 15 grandchildren; 8 great-granchildren; and two great- great-grandchildren.

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

Preston H. Coulter
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Preston H. Coulter, 80, a retired Navy commander who had worked in logistics, died Friday, Jan. 17, 1997, in San Jose, Calif.

Graveside service was at 2 p.m. Thursday in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Preston H. Coulter was born June 22, 1916, in Mankato, Minn. He had resided in Sunnyvale, Calif., for 30 years. He married the former Jane Blalock of Fort Worth in 1946 at First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth.

Cmdr. Coulter retired from the Navy in June 1965.

Survivors: Wife of 50 years, Jane Blalock Coulter of Sunnyvale, Calif.; sons and daughters-in-law, Bud and Barbara Coulter of Sanford, Fla., Bill and Jean Coulter of Arlington and Bob Coulter of San Jose, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Pankaj Dave
BEDFORD -- Pankaj Dave, 50, an engineer at Boeing Electronics, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: was Thursday at Hughes Funeral Home North Chapel.

Pankaj Dave was born in Bhavanager in India, on April 14, 1946. He graduated in mechanical engineering from from M.S. University in Baroda, India, and moved to the United States in 1968. He then got a master's degree in industrial engineering at Brooklyn Polytechnic in New York. He worked for General Electric in Albany, N.Y., for 15 years, after which he moved to Bedford, Texas, in 1987, and started working for Boeing Electronics in Irving.

Survivors: Wife, Lopa Dave; sons, Rishi and Amar; mother, Jayabhen; brothers, Raju and Bharat; sisters, Pratibha, Arvna and Gita; in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. N.B. Patel of Bombay, India; cousins, nephews and nieces; special friends, Kalpana and Ramesh Bhatia; and a host of other friends.

Hughes Funeral Home North Chapel
Dallas, (214) 350-9951
 

Mary P. DeBorde
FORT WORTH -- Mary Pearl DeBorde, 93, a homemaker, died Thursday at a Fort Worth care center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Laurel Land Chapel of the Chimes. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Mary DeBorde was born Dec. 12, 1903, in Franklin, Tenn. She was a resident of Fort Worth for 56 years. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and gardening. She was a charter member of North Richland Hills United Methodist Church. She was devoted to her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Lee DeBorde, in 1967; and sons, Lawrence Edwin DeBorde, in 1994, and James David DeBorde, in 1944.

Survivors: Sons, Raymond R. DeBorde of Denton and Donald D. DeBorde of Palm Desert, Calif.; grandchildren, Debbie Collins of Joshua, Ken DeBorde of Virginia, Carole Elder of Breckenridge, David DeBorde of Dallas, Kristal Land of Farmers Branch and Lindsey DeBorde of Denton; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Kim E. A. Evans
FORT WORTH -- Kim Elizabeth Arnold Evans, 44, a dental technician for Dr. James Getz and who also worked for Therrell's Nursery in plant care, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Saturday at Thompson Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Rev. Terry Boggs will officiate. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Kim Elizabeth Arnold Evans was born Jan. 3, 1953, in Austin. She was a longtime resident of Fort Worth and a graduate of Everman High School.

Survivors: Husband, Daniel Boaz Evans; son, Christopher Mario Webb of Fort Worth; daughter, Andrea Lynne Webb of Dallas; mother, Hermy Arnold of Fort Worth; brothers, Albert Arnold and Gerhard Arnold, both of Fort Worth; and sisters, Kay Green of Fort Worth and Kathy Dameron of Irving.

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

Gerald Franklin
ARLINGTON -- Gerald "Jerry" Franklin, 28, a Chief Auto Parts manager, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Moore Funeral Home-Bowen Chapel. Burial: Glenwood Cemetery in Alvarado. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Gerald "Jerry" Franklin was born June 25, 1968, in Richardson.

Moore Funeral Home-Bowen Chapel
4216 S. Bowen Road, 468-8111
 

Bertha B. Guadarrama
FORT WORTH -- Bertha Balderas Guadarrama, 74, a retired cafeteria worker, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Rosary: 7 p.m. Friday.

Bertha Balderas Guadarrama was born Aug. 4, 1922, in Los Herreras, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She had resided in Fort Worth for 37 years and had been an employee of the Fort Worth school district for 10 years. She was a member of St. Thomas Parish. She was preceded in death by a son, Alberto Luis Guadarrama, on Feb. 21, 1996. She moved to Fort Worth in 1960.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother, and she will be missed by her family and friends. She was especially proud of her children's musical talents.

Survivors: Sons, Fernando and his wife, Becca Guadarrama, of Saltillo, Miss., George Guadarrama of Stafford, Arthur Guadarrama of Fort Worth and Johnny and his wife, Christine Guadarrama, of Benbrook; daughters, Dr. Irma Guadarrama Williams and her husband, Joe, of Missouri City, Texas, and Annie Marie Guadarrama of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Alysa Guadarrama Dennett, Carrie Guadarrama, Sergio Guadarrama, Esteban Tovar, Jonathan Guadarrama, Nicolas Guadarrama, Nitza Guadarrama, Shawn Guadarrama, Amanda Williams, Colton Guadarrama and Andrew Guadarrama; great-granddaugh- ter, Kasey Dennett; and daughter-in- law, Linda Guadarrama.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Betty D. Heitzman
ARLINGTON -- Betty D. Heitzman, 63, a retired teacher, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 1200 S. Davis Dr., Arlington, Texas, (817) 274-0643.

Memorials: American Heart Association, 2401 Scott Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76103; or the American Lung Association, 6420 S.W. Blvd, Suite 113, Fort Worth, Texas 76109.

Betty Heitzman was born Feb. 16, 1933, in Monona, Iowa, and resided in Arlington from 1973 to 1997. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Wesleyan University and taught in the Arlington Independent School District for 17 years. Betty was also actively involved in adult education, teaching English as a second language. Betty was a longtime member of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church.

Survivors: Son, Marc R. Heitzman; daughter, Melanie M. Heitzman; and brothers, Robert Ormsby, Richard Ormsby and Ronald Ormsby.
 

Will K. Holmes Jr.
ARLINGTON -- Will K. "Bill" Holmes Jr., 83, a co-owner of Carol's Pet Center, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, in Arlington.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Friday in Parkdale Cemetery in Arlington.

Will K. Holmes Jr. was born June 6, 1913, in Oleanne, N.Y.. Prior to World War II he worked for Texaco. He served in the U.S. Army as an officer and airplane and glide pilot. He was a graduate of the University of Tulsa and a resident of Arlington since 1964. He was preceded in death by two wives.

Survivors: Friends, Carol and James Swadley of Grand Prairie.

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

Cameron R. Hooks
ARLINGTON -- Cameron Ryan Hooks, 19, a student, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Officiating: the Rev. Harold Elliott of First Baptist Church of Arlington.

Memorials: Alzheimer's Association, Box 9709, in Fort Worth, Texas 76147.

Cameron Ryan Hooks was born May 13, 1977, in Charlotte, N.C. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Arlington. He attended Arlington High School and Tarrant County Junior College.

Survivors: Parents, Tommy and Angela Hawkes of Arlington and Greg Hooks of Little Rock, Ark.; brothers, Chris Hawkes of Arlington and Corey Hooks of the U.S. Navy and his wife, Heather, of Arlington; sisters, Beth Hawkes of Fairfield and Candace Hooks of Little Rock, Ark.; grandparents, Frank and Noeda Whitaker of Grand Prairie and Charles Hawkes of Arlington; and a number of cousins, aunts and uncles.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Babe B. Howard
BENBROOK -- Babe B. Howard, 99, a homemaker and retired Sears employee, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at a care center in Justin.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Saturday in Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth.

Babe B. Howard was born Aug. 24, 1897, on a farm in Linn Township, Mo., the youngest of 13 children. She retired from Sears in 1966 after 33 years of service.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Terry D. and Sue Howard of Benbrook; and niece, Hazel Wambold of Marceline, Mo.

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

John M. Howle
STEPHENVILLE -- John Morgan Howle, 92, a retired farmer-dairyman, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at a nursing home.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Stephenville Funeral Home. Burial: Duffau Cemetery.

John Morgan Howle was born April 19, 1904, in Anniston, Ala., and had lived in Erath County for 90 years. He was a member of Plainview Baptist Church.

Mr. Howle was preceded in death by a son, Glen, and a daughter, Wanda.

Survivors: Wife, Oleta; sons, Wayne Howle of Hico, Willis Howle of Fort Worth and Junior Howle and Willard Howle, both of Stephenville; daughters, LaJuana Campo of California and Clara Byerly of West Virginia; 20 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161
 

Lois M. Huffman
COMANCHE -- Lois Merle Huffman, 82, a retired schoolteacher, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at a Plano nursing center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Comanche Funeral Home. Burial: Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

Lois Huffman was born Nov. 20, 1914, in Brown County, Texas.

Comanche Funeral Home
Comanche, (915) 356-2531
 

Ava Nell Johnson
GRANBURY -- Ava Nell Johnson, 89, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at a Granbury care center.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Friday in Laurel Land Memorial Park. Officiant: Dr. Robert Turner.

Ava Nell Johnson was born Sept. 14, 1907, in Enloe. She was the widow of District Fire Chief Earl Johnson, who died in 1979. She was a member of Overton Park United Methodist Church.

Survivors: Daughter, Dorothy Nell Burch and her husband, Sam, of Granbury; grandchildren, Lance Morrison of Farmersville and Jama Nell Riggs of Irving; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Laura Johnson
DECATUR -- Laura Johnson, 66, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at a Denton hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday in Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.

Laura Johnson was born March 13, 1930, in Decatur.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959
 

Lillian P. Kunze
FORT WORTH -- Lillian P. Kunze, 83, a retired legal secretary, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at a Bedford hospital.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Lucas Funeral Home on North Sylvania. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Funeral home.

Memorials: Oakhurst United Methodist Church.

Lillian P. Kunze was born May 4, 1914, in Fort Worth. She was a member of Oakhurst United Methodist Church. She was a legal secretary for 20 years, a medical secretary for McGinly Clinic for 10 years, secretary of student goverment at Texas Wesleyan University for 17 years and voluntary secretary for Riverside Christian Church for two years. She taught Sunday school at Riverside Christian Church for 40 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin Kunze.

Survivors: Daughters, Linda Doyle and Pat Cook, both of Fort Worth; brothers, Howard Dunaway of Gonzales and Alton Dunaway of Cushing, Okla.; grandchildren, Terry and Tanya Doyle, Kelly Dillard, Kerri and Kim Cook; and one great-grandchild, Katie Dillard.

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

Laura E. Lancaster
FORT WORTH -- Laura Ellen Lancaster, 42, a homemaker, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Feb. 2 at Agape Metropolitan Community Church.

Laura Lancaster was born May 10, 1954, in Fort Worth. She was a member of Agape Metropolitan Community Church.

Survivors: Carol, Bubba and Scott Lancaster; Lise, Lisa, Shawna, Stephanie and Cindy; and a host of other friends.

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

Billy C. Lawrence
FORT WORTH -- Billy Clyde Lawrence, 78, a resident of Fort Worth, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Dr. Clifford Williams and Dr. Scott Hookey, officiating.

Pallbearers: Rear Admiral Corwin Mendenhall, USN retired, Major General H.E. Humfeld, U.S. Air Force, retired, Hugo Bryan, L.C. Barrett, Bill Jobes, Calvin Quick, Adam Crabtree and Woody Barnes. Honorary pallbearers: Allen Crabtree, Daniel Lawence and Mason Lawrence.

Memorials: The American Heart Association.

Bill Lawrence was born Sept. 22, 1918, in Greenville, Texas, a fourth generation Texan. During his childhood he enjoyed sailing in the Gulf of Mexico near Corpus Christi, Texas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin prior to marrying Dorothy Jeanette Cosner. He joined the Army Air Forces in 1941 and was stationed in Stockton, Calif., to attend advanced flying school. He was assigned to active duty with the 390th Bomb Group in the European Theater, as captain and pilot of a B-17. While returning from a survivor search mission on Aug. 15, 1943, his plane was shot down over occupied France. He was captured by German troops in the Dunkirk area and held as a POW in Stalag Lutt 3 until the camp was liberated by General George Patton in April 1945.

After the war, Bill moved to Sherman, Texas, where he founded Lawrence Lumber Co. He later held sales positions with the U.S. Gypsum Co., Texas Gypsum and Republic Gypsum, winning a number of awards for his performance. Bill and family relocated to Fort Worth in the Spring of 1958. While raising his family in Fort Worth, Bill enjoyed numerous activities, among which were photography, sailing and camping. He was a past president of the Fort Worth Camera Club and Paschal Booster Club. Bill also served on the founding board of the Blue Raiders as well as donated time to many other community organizations. He continued his career in the building industry until his retirement from Republic Gypsum in 1988. In the last years of his life, Bill enjoyed all of his friends in the Golden K's Kiwanis Club, Metrotex Camping Club and Frontier Sams Camping Club.

Although Bill will be remembered for his service to his country in a time of war, most will remember him for his gentleness and love.

Survivors: He leaves his wife, Louise Barnes Lawrence; sons, Billy C. Lawrence Jr. and his wife, Jodi, of Fort Worth and Dan L. Lawrence and his wife, Charmaine, of Fort Worth; daughters, Patti Crabtree and her husband, Jim, of Fort Worth, and Libby Lawrence of Fort Worth; and grandsons, Daniel and Mason Lawrence and Adam and Allen Crabtree.

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

Joel E. Long
FORT WORTH -- Joel E. Long, 95, a retired accountant, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 4 p.m. Friday in Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation: at graveside.

Joel E. Long was born Aug. 17, 1901, in Ustick, Ill.

Survivors: Grandchildren, David Broward of Houston, Judy Jackson of Albany, N.Y., John Broward of Olathe, Kan., and Suzanne Broward-Partin of Kansas City, Kan.

Guardian Funeral Home
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Darrell Long
JACKSBORO -- Darrell Long, 68, in sales of men's clothing, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church. Burial: Perrin Memorial Gardens.

Darrell Long was born July 30, 1928.

Coker Funeral Home
Jacksboro, (817) 567-3778
 

John M. McMillan
FORT WORTH -- John M. McMillan, 58, a production superintendent, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, in Texarkana, Ark.

Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Pleasant Valley.

John M. McMillan was born, Aug. 1, 1938, in May. He spent his career working overseas in oil production. He was a production superintedent for Carter Resources of Fort Worth. He was a member of Memorial Christian Church of Graham. He was a loving husband, father and PaPa.

Survivors: Wife, Jackie McMillan of Fort Worth; daughters, Cindy McMillan of Fort Worth, Marcie McMillan of Bedford and Susan Maronski of Watauga; brother, Larmon McMillan of Cross Plains; sister, Ernestine Alford of May; grandchildren, Johnny McMillan and Kathryn McMillan, both of Lewisville, and Joshua Maronski of Watuaga; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Betty J. McMinn
FORT WORTH -- Betty Jo McMinn, 58, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Betty McMinn was born Nov. 9, 1938, in Arkansas. She was a resident of Fort Worth most of her life and was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

Survivors: Husband, Tommy "Skeet" McMinn of Fort Worth; sons and daughter-in-law, Trey McMinn, Kirk and DeeDee McMinn and Trent McMinn, all of Fort Worth; sister, Louise Calvert of New Braunfels; and grandchildren, Tanner McMinn and Peyton McMinn.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Robert L. Miller
FORT WORTH -- Robert L. Miller, 75, a retired printer, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: St. John's United Church of Christ. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Robert L. Miller was born March 30, 1921, in Fort Worth. He lived in Fort Worth all his life. He worked for Motheral Printing for 47 years, retiring in 1986. He served in the Army during World War II. He was past master of Julian Field Lodge No. 908, Scottish Rite and Moslah Shrine Temple Legion of Honor. He was also past high priest of Texas Chapter and Council, American Legion Post No. 569 and a 50-year member of S.P.J.S.T. No. 92 and Elk's Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Florine Louise Miller, and son, Darris Don Miller.

Survivors: Daughters and sons-in- law, Sharon and Ray Miller of Weatherford and Judy and Glen LeMay of Lafayette, Colo.; brother, Bennie Miller of Fort Worth; sisters, Christine Cave of Fort Worth and Lillian Jacobson of Boerne; three grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; and companion, Ann Kendall of Fort Worth.

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

Richard D. Murphy
GRANBURY -- Richard Dean Murphy, 46, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at a Granbury hospital.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. Friday at Wiley Funeral Home. Burial: Social Springs, Hall's Summit, Red River Parish, La.

Richard Dean Murphy was born Aug. 2, 1950, in Salinas, Calif. He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Murphy, in 1993.

Survivors: Wife, Laurie Murphy of Granbury; son, Richard Jr.; daughter, Trina; mother, Florence O'Neal of Little Rock, Ark.; brother, Lamar Murphy of Edenburg, Ind.; sister, Deborah Lewis of North Little Rock, Ark.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

Vickie Jean M. Nichols
AZLE -- Vickie Jean Murphy Nichols, 41, a vice president of Murco Wall Products, Inc., died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, in Lexington, Tenn.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Saturday at White's Funeral Home in Springtown. Burial: Azleland Cemetery in Reno. Visitation: the family will greet friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to funeral time Saturday. Public viewing Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Vickie Jean Murphy Nichols was born May 23, 1955, in Sweetwater. Vickie loved art and it had become more than a hobby. Art had become a big, loving interest in her life. She had been attending Outreach of Love Church in Azle.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Faye Joy Murphy, on July 28, 1994, and brother, Randy J. Murphy, in 1981.

Survivors: Son, Chris Nichols of Azle; daughters, Omisha Nichols and Ali Nichols, both of Azle; former husband, James Nichols of Fort Worth; father, O. J. "Bud" Murphy of Springtown; sister, Jean "Joan" and Terry Benton of Roanoke; nieces and nephews, Amber, Kristy and Nathan Benton of Roanoke, Kelly and Jennifer Hunt of Lima, Ohio; former sister-in-law, Penny Hunt of Lima, Ohio; and many other relatives and friends.

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

Evva E. Nichols
ARLINGTON -- Evva E. Nichols, 92, a salesperson, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Arlington Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Evva E. Nichols was born Sept. 6, 1904, in Copperas Cove, Texas.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann and George Cantrell of Arlington; grandchildren, Roy Cantrell, Kitty Conway, Sheri Rinn and Scott Cantrell; six great-granchildren; one nephew; and many friends.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Alice B. Northcutt
FORT WORTH -- Alice B. Northcutt, 88, a homemaker, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, in North Richland Hills.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Laurel Land Chapel of Chimes. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth.

Alice B. Northcutt was born Jan. 9, 1909, in Millersview. She was a member of Southcliff Baptist Church.

Survivors: Son, Wayne Northcutt and his wife, Betty, of Fort Worth; sister, Novie Bridwell of Fort Worth; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Mary Jo O'Rourke
FORT WORTH -- Mary Jo O'Rourke, 78, passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 1997, in Kaufman.

Graveside service: was at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Tecumseh Cemetery in Tecumseh, Okla. The Rev. David Nolen officiated.

Memorials: American Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers.

Mary Jo was born Jan. 16, 1919, in Tecumseh to Archie F. and Jessie Lee Epperson Dyer. She graduated from Classen High School in Oklahoma City, Okla. Mary Jo was married to Dal J. O'Rourke on Jan. 6, 1945, in Weatherford, Texas, whereupon they moved to Fort Worth. Mary Jo was a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker, and very accomplished at all types of handwork, which was always greedily snatched up by eager buyers at the Fort Worth Senior Citizens Fair, where she regularly presented her work. Mary Jo attended Westside Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, on Sept. 12, 1992; her parents; and one brother, Archie Lee Dyer.

Survivors: Her only son, Michael James O'Rourke, and his wife, Charmaine, of Scurry, Texas; her sister, Frances Fisher of Norman, Okla.; her brother, Jack L. Dyer of Denver, Colo.; three granddaughters, Bonnie Lynn Mahoney of Dallas, Margaret Michelle Kothmann of Wilmette, Ill., and Heather Elizabeth Camp of Scurry; and three great-granddaughters, Margaret Ashton Kothmann and Ellie Marie Kothmann of Wilmette and Devon Nicole Camp of Scurry.

Mary Jo was a sweet, gentle, generous and courageous woman who valiantly fought cancer but ultimately lost. She will be desperately missed by those she left behind who loved her so dearly. We take comfort in knowing the Lord has taken her to be with him, she is in Dal's arms again, and free from pain.

Cooper Funeral Home
Tecumseh, Okla., (405) 598-2124
 

Clarice M. Proctor
DALLAS -- Clarice Merriewether Proctor, 46, a customer service representative for Budget car rental for 2 1/2 years, died Friday, Jan. 17, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Saturday at Mount Ephraim Baptist Church, 1333 Evans Ave. Rev. Kenneth Johnson officiating. Dr. Gregory W. Spencer, euologist. Family hour: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Clarice Proctor was born July 30, 1951, in Fort Worth. She moved to Dallas from Fort Worth a few months ago. She was a gospel singer for Gospel Revelators, Fort Worth Community Choir and the Change Family. She was a former weather announcer for KKDA Radio and a commentator for Channel 11. She was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Dallas.

Survivors: Sons, Stacey and Derrick Merriewether; and seven grandchildren.

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

Lula M. Richard
ARLINGTON -- Lula M. Richard, 55, a retail manager, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Arlington Funeral Home. Burial: will be at a later date in Heard Cemetery in Reagan Wells, Texas.

Lula M. Richard was born Oct. 24, 1941, in Waterloo, Ala. She was a longtime resident of Arlington. She was employed as a retail manager for K-Mart. She was married for 38 years to James Richard. She loved being at home with her family and shared her love with her grandchildren. She will be missed by her family and friends.

Survivors: Husband, James R. Richard of Arlington; son, James, C. Richard of Palestine, Texas; daughter, Janine Nelson and her husband, Will, of Fort Worth; father, John Cochran of Fort Pierce, Fla.; brothers, Leburn Cochran of Fort Pierce, Fla.; and Randy Cochran; sisters, Doris Stapleton of La Grange, Ga., Rose Pirkle of Dothan, Ala. and Barbra Smith of Orlando, Fla.; and grandchildren, Andrew J. Nelson and Jacob D. Nelson, both of Fort Worth.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Deborah Kay Rojas
MIDLOTHIAN -- Deborah Kay Rojas, 56, a waitress, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at home.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Friday in Cedar Hill Memorial Park in Arlington. Visitation: 12 to 2 p.m. Friday at The Memorial Chapel.

Deborah Kay Rojas was born March 6, 1950, in Canton, Ohio.

Survivors: Sons, Monty Smith of Haltom City and Anthony Alejos of Midlothian; daughters, Cynthia K. Dugas of Midlothian and Renee Smith of Haltom City; father, John Mangus of Palmer, Alaska; brother, Gregory Preston Mangus of Indio, Calif., and Stanley Bryan Mangus of Danville, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.

The Memorial Chapel
Midlothian, (817) 246-4988
 

Albert W. Sauerwein
BEDFORD -- Albert W. Sauerwein, 72, a retired Bell Helicopter Textron executive, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials: A memorial has been established at Texas Golden Gloves in the name of Albert Sauerwein.

Albert "Al" W. Sauerwein joined Bell Helicopter in 1951 as a project coordinator. He assisted in the move of the Helicopter Division to Fort Worth, Texas. During his tenure, he held many positions and was instrumental in Bell's success. He retired in 1986 as director of industrial relations.

Al was born April 26, 1924, in Buffalo, N.Y., where he graduated from Riverside High School. He was an accomplished athlete, winning boxing and rowing titles. He attended Notre Dame before entering the Army. After his discharge in 1946, he earned a bachelor of science degree from Syracuse University and graduated in 1949. Once in Texas, Al earned a bachelor of law degree from SMU and a master of business administration degree from TCU.

Survivors: He will be greatly missed by Dorothy, his wife of 46 years; son and daughter-in-law, David and Ginna Sauerwein of North Richland Hills; son, Michael Sauerwein of Hurst; brother, Robert Sauerwein of Pittsburg; four grandchildren, Logan, Adair, Dillon and McKenzie Sauerwein; and many nephews and nieces.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

John D. Scott Sr.
DE LEON -- John Deene Scott Sr., 91, a retired farmer and rancher, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at a Comanche nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at De Leon Church of Christ. Burial: Downing Cemetery.

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

Sue Singletary
CLEBURNE -- Sue Singletary, 98, a retired milliner, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Martin's Funeral Home. Burial: Cleburne Memorial. Visitation: 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Memorials: St. Mark's United Methodist Church or First United Methodist Church, both in Cleburne.

Sue Singletary was born Sept. 9, 1898, in Henderson.

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

Joe F. Sparkman
RIVER OAKS -- Joe F. Sparkman, 61, a dietary cook for Fireside Lodge, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at a local hospital.

Graveside service: 4 p.m. Friday in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Joe Sparkman was born Oct. 18, 1935, in Mineral Wells. He had lived in the Fort Worth area for 45 years, the last 15 years in River Oaks.

Survivors: Wife of 43 years, Becky Sparkman of River Oaks, Danny Sparkman of Silo, Okla., and Jim Sparkman of River Oaks; daughters, Vicky Pedigo of River Oaks, Polly Cook of Granbury, Melody Sparkman of River Oaks and Sunni Hamilton of Fort Worth; brother, Jim Sparkman of Arlington; sister, Dorothy Cook of Fort Worth; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Hwy., 237-3341
 

Jessica L. Sparkman
FORT WORTH -- Jessica Leigh Sparkman, 1 day, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday in Azleland Memorial Gardens in Azle.

Jessica Leigh Sparkman was born Jan. 22, 1997, in Fort Worth.

She was preceded in death by her infant sister, Haley Lea Sparkman, on July 5, 1996.

Survivors: Parents, Roger and Mellani Sparkman of Watauga; stepbrothers, Christopher and Wayland Sparkman of Fort Worth; stepsister, Amanda Sparkman of Fort Worth; and grandparents, Bill and Mozelle Weatherly of Watauga and Raymond and Virgle Collins of Newark.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Pugh L. Stanley
ARLINGTON -- Pugh L. Stanley, 83, a retired electrician, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at a Mansfield nursing home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Pugh L. Stanley was born June, 16, 1913, in Layfeyette, Texas.

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

Homer Ancel Stratton
WEATHERFORD-- Homer Ancel Stratton, 83, a farmer and rancher, died Thurday, Jan. 23, 1997, at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Cotten- Bratton Funeral Home. Burial: Tin Top, Parker County. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Homer Ancel Stratton was born Oct. 20, 1913, in Tin Top Community.

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

Darren Lee Sullivan
LEWISVILLE -- Darren Lee Sullivan, 35, an insurance salesman, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Memorial service: Private family service.

Memorials: National Kidney Foundation. Darren Lee Sullivan was born Oct. 8, 1961, in Fairfield, Calif.

Survivors: Sons, Mitchell Sullivan of Graford and Darren Sullivan of Ocean Springs, Miss.; father, Charles Sullivan of El Paso; mother, Nanci Wade of Graford; brother, David Sullivan of Fort Worth.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Ed Thayer
ARLINGTON -- Ed Thayer, 75, an aero systems engineer, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington.

Memorials: The Salvation Army or Mission Arlington, 210 W. South St., Arlington 76010.

Ed Thayer was born June 24, 1921, in Plainfield, N.J. He was a graduate of Southern Methodist University. He retired as a senior aero systems engineer at General Dynamics after 36 years. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Arlington and the Salvation Army.

We will miss his humor and stories.

Survivors: Wife, Anna Thayer of Arlington; daughters, Joan C. Phillips and her husband, Darrell, of Montgomery, Ala., and Kristie Kibby and her husband, Craig, of Frisco; and grandchildren, Beth Phillips and Keith Kibby.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Stuart L. Thompson
FORT WORTH -- Stuart L. Thompson, 82, retired owner of a wholesale foods company, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, in North Richland Hills.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum.

Stuart L. Thompson was born Sept. 29, 1914, in Kenneth, Minn. He was a charter member and elder of Browning Heights Presbyterian Church. He was owner and operator of Mom's Food Products, retiring in 1979.

Survivors: Wife of 53 years, Clovis Thompson of Fort Worth; daughter, Lynda Reid of Fort Worth; and brother, retired Cmdr. Lloyd J. Thompson of Auburn, Calif.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Leon Turnbo
FORT WORTH -- Leon Turnbo, 47, a truck driver, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Lesa Turnbo Fund, Mid- Cities National Bank, Hurst.

Leon Turnbo was born June 23, 1949, in Fort Worth. He was a member of Celebration Baptist Church, where he was active in Celebration Station Children's Ministry. He was also active in the Promise Keepers.

Survivors: Wife, Lesa Turnbo of Fort Worth; sons, Richard Wiley and Quay "Bo" Wiley, both of Fort Worth; and brother, Orlando Turnbo of Mabank.

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

Jim Vanderhoof
BENBROOK -- Jim Vanderhoof, 53, retired police chief of Clifton, Texas, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, in Benbrook.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Clifton. Burial: Clifton Cemetery.

Jim Vanderhoof was born May 14, 1943, in Durant, Okla. He has been a policeman almost all his adult life, serving as police chief in Clifton from 1987 to November 1996.

Survivors: Wife, Sue Vanderhoof of Benbrook; son, Corby Vanderhoof of Benbrook; daughter, Amy Vanderhoof of San Antonio; father, James Vanderhoof of Hagansport; and mother, Sudie Vanderhoof of Clifton.

Clifton Funeral Home
Clifton, (871) 675-8611
 

Donald Varnell
MIDLAND -- Donald Varnell, 85, a petroleum engineer, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 1997, at a Midland hospital.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Saturday at Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity. Rev. Stockton Williams will officiate. Visitation: Ellis Funeral Home of Midland.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Pallbearers: Ennis Cox, Bob Estes, Al Ilfrey, Blanks Oglesby, Joe Blumentritt, Ron Higginbotham, Max Cabber and Bob Boydstun.

Donald Varnell was born March 27, 1911, to Henry and Luella Varnell in Corsicana. He was reared in Barry and attended school in Corsicana. He graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in petroleum engineering in 1935. He then served as a mud engineer and was a pioneer in developing the petroleum industry in Wyoming. He was the founder and first president of the Petroleum Club in Casper, Wyo. He was a longtime resident of Midland since 1952. His other interests were wood working and helping other people. He was a member of the Sul Ross Association of Texas A&M. His mother, of the Hodge family, was a descendant of one of the original 300 pioneer families who helped settle Texas with Stephen F. Austin. Mr. Varnell was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Barker Varnell; his parents, Henry Oscar Varnell and Luella Hodge Varnell; two brothers, Earl and Roy Varnell; and two sisters, Pansy Varnell Ashburn and Ethel Varnell Fisher.

Survivors: Sons, Richard Varnell and his wife, Emilie, of Fort Worth and Dexter L. Varnell and his wife, Shirley, of Memphis, Tenn.; grandchildren, Suzanne Varnel of Fort Worth, R.D. Varnell and his wife, Nona, of Austin, Charles Varnell, a Rice University student, and Nancy Edwards of Memphis, Tenn.; three great- grandchildren; two first cousins; two nieces; and one nephew.

Ellis Funeral Home
Midland, (915) 683-5555
 

Christopher S. Villalobos
FORT WORTH -- Christopher Steven Villalobos, 29, a student at Hill County Junior College, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, at a Fort Worth care center.

Funeral: private. Burial: private.

Christopher Steven Villalobos was born Jan. 5, 1968, in Houston. He was a longtime resident of Hillsboro.

Survivors: Mother, Rosie Hernandez Flores and her husband, Jesus; brothers, Jesus J. Flores Jr., Vincent M. Flores, Robert Flores, Dominic Flores and Richard "Rico" Flores; sisters, Dhana A. Fox, Daphne K. Librado, Leigh Anne Flores-Cruz and Candice Flores; one niece; and three nephews.

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

Gertrude S. Weiler
GRAPEVINE -- Gertrude S. Weiler, 88, a retired teacher, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at home.

A gathering in celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Memorials: Visiting Nurses Association of Texas Hospice, 1300 S. University Dr., Suite 406, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.

Gertrude S. Weiler was born Sept. 18, 1908, in Nashua, N.H. She was one of the first women to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II and she retired as a lt. commander. She had a passion for nature and was an avid traveler.

Survivors: Immediate family, Rick, Mary Ellen and Kaitlin Rochester; nephew, Richard H. Rochester of Santa Fe N.M.; niece, Eleanor James of Deltona, Fla.; grandnephews, John and Mark Rochester of Santa Fe, N.M.; grand niece, Peggy Denny of Tuscon, Ariz.; grand nephew, Greg Hodder of Orange City, Fla.; and numerous friends.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Flora P. Williams
FORT WORTH -- Flora Pearl Williams, 66, a nurse's aide, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Family hour: 7 to 8 p.m. at the church.

Flora Williams was born June 6, 1930, in Montalba, Texas. She served as a deaconess, in Mission Circle One and sang in the choir.

Survivors: Sons, Carl Williams and Chris Williams; daughters, Janice Williams, Cynthia Melvin, Audrey Ashford and Debra Williams; brothers, M.C. Mims of Palestine and Johnny Lee Mims of Houston; sisters, Irene Ross and Myrtle Sewell; 12 grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Kady Williams.

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

Jerry Williams
FORT WORTH -- Jerry Williams, 40, a temporary service laborer, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Baker Funeral Home. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Jerry Williams was born April 1, 1956, in Fort Worth. The son of James A. Williams Sr. and the late Pauline Williams, Jerry grew up in the west side community. He attended the public schools, completing his formal education at Trimble Tech High School.

He was a sports enthusiast who especially enjoyed basketball and wrestling matches. He also loved music and attended many concerts. Jerry was beloved by the children of the family, whom he loved to tease; they enjoyed many fun times with him.

Jerry was well loved and a friend to everyone he met. He will be greatly missed.

Survivors: Father, James A. Williams Sr. of Fort Worth; brothers, Thomas Earl Williams and Jodie Lynn Williams, both of Fort Worth; sisters, Flora Pearl Walker, Paulette Marshall, Phyllis Ann Bell and Marcia K. Williams, all of Fort Worth; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other family members; and a vast number of friends.

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

Jerry Stone Williams
MORRILTON, Ark. -- Jerry Stone Williams, 55, a former resident of Fort Worth, died Jan. 15, 1997, in Morrilton.

Funeral: was 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Bob Neal & Sons Funeral Home in Morrilton.. Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery in Leslie, Ark.

Jerry Stone Williams was born Aug. 1, 1941, in Paducah. She was the daughter of A.R. "Buss" and Essie Stone of River Oaks. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald D. Williams.

Survivors: Sons, Greg and Robert Williams of Morrilton, Ark.; parents, A.R. "Buss" and Essie Stone of River Oaks; brother, Archie R. Stone of River Oaks and Gary D. Stone of Greenbriar, Ark.; one granddaughter; one niece; nephews; an uncle; aunts; and cousins.

Bob Neal & Sons
Morrilton, Ark., (501) 354-1638

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