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Published Jan. 30, 1997

Delight Baker 

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Tolar. Burial: Strouds Creek Cemetery in Tolar.

Delight Baker was born Jan. 26, 1899, in Tolar. She was a lifelong resident of Hood County.

Survivors: Daughter, Marcella Head of Tolar; grandchildren, Linda Killough, Dale Head and Glenn Musick, all of Tolar, and Bobby Musick of Green Mountain, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

John W. Bohn
GAINESVILLE -- John William Bohn, 80, who retired from fruit and vegetable sales, died Tuesday in Gainesville.

Funeral: no service is scheduled.

John Bohn was born Nov. 4, 1916, in Raleigh, N.C.

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

Charles C. Buchholz
BENBROOK -- Charles C. Buchholz, 76, a retired purchasing agent for the Veterans Administration, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Brown, Gause-Ware, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Charles Buchholz was born May 21, 1920, in Brookhaven, N.Y.

Survivors: Wife, Georgene Buchholz of Benbrook; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Judy Buchholz of Terre Haute, Ind.; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Frank Bilotta of San Antonio; and grandchildren, Rachel Buchholz of Dallas and Amy Noc of Richardson, Ind., Tracey Bilotta of Austin and Stephany Bilotta of San Antonio.

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

Cheryl Capello
COLLEYVILLE -- Cheryl "Sue" Capello, 40, a registered nurse, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, in Colleyville.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Southlake Baptist Church. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.

Memorials: Carroll Baptist Church Renovation Committee.

Cheryl Capello was born Nov. 30, 1956, in Oklahoma City. She was a board member and past officer of the American Heart Association, was a member of Phi Delta Kappa-TCU, received a B.S. in Nursing from TCU, cardiac and orthopedic speciality, and was a member of the Tarrant County Medical Society Auxiliary, started the first cardiac rehab program in Northeast Tarrant County and was a member of Radiology Technicians.

Survivors: Husband, Juan Capello of Colleyville; son, Jared Capello of Colleyville; daughters, Michaela Capello and Sydney Capello of Colleyville; stepdaughters, Sylvia Capello of Seguin, Melissa Capello of North Richland Hills and Michelle Capello of Bedford; parents, Cleo and Buck Green of Southlake; brothers, Todd Green of Fort Worth, Tony Green of Keller and Kyp Green of Fort Worth; sister, Debbie Edwards of Southlake; one grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Loyd H. Covey
MERIDIAN -- Loyd H. Covey, 75, a retired truck driver, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, in Clifton.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Lawson Funeral Home. Burial: Meridian Cemetery.

Loyd H. Covey was born Jan. 29, 1922, in San Marcos.

Lawson Funeral Home
Meridian, (817) 435-2792
 

Lloyd C. Crawford
WEATHERFORD -- Lloyd C. Crawford, 59, a retired avionics repair station owner and Merchant Marine, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at home surrounded by his family.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at White's Funeral Home.

Memorials: Cook Children's Medical Center or St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Lloyd C. Crawford W5TNT was born July 25, 1937, in Dos Palos, Calif. He received his FCC General Class license in 1959 and was employed by the Lockheed Missile and Space Division from 1960 to 1967, designing and developing antenna systems for the space program. One, a collapsible dish antenna, was used by the Apollo astronauts on the moon. In 1967 he left Lockheed to establish LAC Avionics in San Jose, Calif., which he sold in 1972. He and his family moved to Melbourne, Ark., where he owned and operated Ozark Avionics in Batesville, Ark., from 1972 to 1982. He then moved to the Azle, Texas, area, where he was the avionics manager for Texas West Aire Inc. from 1982 to 1984. He owned and operated Fort Worth Avionics at Meacham Field from 1984 until 1989. Then he was avionics manager with Sfena Corp. in Grand Prairie until 1991. In 1991 he retired from the aviation industry and began a career as a radio electronics officer in the Merchant Marines, retiring in 1996. During the last five years he was also a part-time truck driver.

Lloyd was a member of the American Radio Association, the Aviation Electronics Assocition, the American Radio Relay League, the AFL-CIO and the Academy of Model Aeronautics. He held every FCC license available, including a chief commercial radio operator examiner certification. He was an avid amateur radio operator, a private pilot with over 2,000 hours' flight experience, a model aircraft enthusiast and enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing his guitar and singing. His wit, wisdom, work ethic, courage and love were an inspiration to his family and friends.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his father, Hershal Crawford.

Survivors: Wife of 41 years, Joyce Crawford; daughters, Debby Vanblaricom of Azle and Cindy Crawford of Fort Worth; son, Monty Crawford of Fort Worth; mother, Ruby Crawford of McAlester, Okla.; twin sister, Joyce Cochrum of Indianola, Okla.; brother, Allen Crawford of Crowder, Okla.; sisters, Phyllis Cohorn of Wilcox, Ariz., and Susan McNeal of Newville, Ala.; seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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

Margaret Cree
ARLINGTON -- Margaret Cree, 76, who worked in advertising, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Arlington Funeral Home.

Margaret Cree was born Jan. 5, 1921, in Creston, Iowa.

She was a former employee of Nationwide Advertising Company. She was active in PTA, Bluebirds and Girl Scouts.

Survivors: Son, Bruce Cree of Bedford; daughters, JoAnne Anderson of Parkville, Mo., Laurie Flynn of Seabrook and Jonny Henthorn of Arlington; stepbrother, Marvin Marsh of Florida; and six grandchildren.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Jo M. Davis
HURST -- Jo M. Davis, 64, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, in Hurst.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Thursday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Jo Davis was born Feb. 3, 1932, in Dallas.

Survivors: Husband, William D. Davis Jr. of Hurst; son, Donald W. Davis of Granbury; daughters, Judy Merle Funari of Hurst and Debra E. Hughes of North Richland Hills; two sisters; seven grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren.

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

Silas Delk
SUNSET -- Silas "Vick" Delk, 54, a painting contractor, died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in Sunset Cemetery in Montague County. Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Coker Funeral Home.

Silas Delk was born Jan. 20, 1943, in Phoenix, Ariz. He married Judy Taylor on Feb. 6, 1967, in Marshall, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Farris Delk.

Survivors: Wife, Judy of Sunset; son, Vincent Taylor Delk of Lubbock; daughter, Tina Marie Beadles of Fort Worth; and grandchildren, Nicholas Dale Beadles of Lubbock and Justine Lynn Mathews of Fort Worth.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959
 

Thomas J. Earle
FORT WORTH -- Thomas "Jeff" Jefferson Earle, 82, an accountant who retired from General Dynamics in 1974 after 27 years, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 Thursday at the funeral chapel.

Memorials: Rosen Heights Baptist Church Baptistery Fund.

Thomas Earle was born Feb. 3, 1914, in Fort Worth. He was a two-year resident of St. Francis Village in Fort Worth. He was a third generation Tarrant County resident and a resident of River Oaks for 43 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a 1931 graduate of North Side High School and a 1959 graduate of TCU. He was a member of the Friendship Class at Rosen Heights Baptist Church for 60 years.

Survivors: Wife, Elaine Earle of St. Francis Village in Fort Worth; son, Larry T. Earle of Fort Worth; daughters and son-in-law, Linda and Robert T. Groves of Richardson and Janet L. Earle of Bangkok, Thailand; sisters, Josephine Connell of Thornton and Virginia Smith of Huntsville, Ala.; brothers, C.C. Earle of Austin and J.A. Earle of Fort Worth; granddaughter, Vanna Groves of Richardson; grandson, Jeffrey Groves of Richardson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Bertena B. Fisher
FORT WORTH -- Bertena Barker Fisher, 82, a housekeeper for the Deroy Lewis family for over 20 years, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Rising Star Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors.

Bertena Barker Fisher was born Sept. 29, 1914, in Fannin County and moved here from Oklahoma over 40 years ago. Mrs. Fisher was a devout Sunday school member at Rising Star Baptist Church.

Survivors: Husband, Reaster Fisher; one nephew, Bobby Hall; several first cousins; and one stepdaughter, Mary Carpenter of Dallas.

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

Jim B. Geer
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Jim B. Geer, 76, a master electrician, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, at a North Richland Hills hospital.

Funeral: was noon Wednesday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Pallbearers: The Richland coaching staff, Greg Self and Tom Siegenthaler .

Jim B. Geer was born March 30, 1920, in Gainesville. He was a longtime member of the Richland High Booster Club. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years in 1995.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Robert Reeves of Carrollton; and brothers, Joe Geer of Bossier City, La., and Paul Geer of Vicksburg, Miss.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Helyn K. Gifford
CLEBURNE -- Helyn Kraft Gifford, 74, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Helyn Gifford was born Sept. 14, 1922, in Cleburne.

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

Leonard E. Griffin
FORT WORTH -- Leonard E. Griffin, 81, an automobile body shop owner, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, in Fort Worth.

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

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Leonard Griffin was born Dec. 21, 1915, in Beaumont.

He was a loan officer with Tarrant County Savings and Loan for many years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dean Sivley, and by his daughter, Janis Smith.

Survivors: Daughters, Sharon Perry; brothers, Richard Griffin, James Griffin and Jo Ellen Griffin; grandchildren, Lance Smith, Chris Smith, Lori Cross and Amber Perry; and six great- grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

D.L. Grigsby
BOWIE -- D.L. Grigsby, 79, a retired nursery owner, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, in Bowie.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Burgess- Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home. Burial: Elmwood Cemetery.

D.L. Grigsby was born June 23, 1917, in Fort Worth. He was owner of Bowie Nursery since 1953.

Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley
Bowie, (817) 872-1144
 

W. Raby Hampton
WICHITA FALLS -- W. Raby Hampton, 89, former owner of Hampton Vaughn Funeral Directors in Wichita Falls, died Monday in Wichita Falls.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Floral Heights Methodist Church in Wichita Falls. Entombment: Hampton Mausoleum in Crestview Memorial Park. Masonic cryptside services by Wichita Falls Lodge 635. Rev. Dennis Wilkinson, pastor of Floral Heights United Methodist Church, Mrs. Merle Anthony and Dr. Isaac Butterworth, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Wichita Falls, will officiate. Memorials: Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, Texas 75219-3993; or Shrine Burn Hosital, 610 Texas Ave., Galveston, Texas 77550.

Mr. Hampton was born Nov. 4, 1907, in Pearl. He had lived in Wichita Falls since 1925.

He was past master of Wichita Falls Masonic Lodge 635, a charter member of Lubbock Scottish Rite, a 33rd degree honorary Scottish Rite Mason, past potentate of Maskat Shrine and past exalted ruler of Elks Lodge 1105.

He was a member of the Wichita Falls Rotary Club, a member of Panhandle Lodge 341 I.O.O.F., founder of the Rocking H Ranch of Coryell County, a member of the Red Cross of Constatine and the Commandry and Council.

He went to the Dallas School of Embalming in 1929 and later married, on Dec, 23 of that year, his childhood sweetheart, Clela Reaves.

He was a past president of the Optimist Club, Junior Chamber of Commerce, past district deputy grand master of the Grand Lodge of Texas, Royal Order of Jesters, Royal Order of Scotland and holds the Legion of Honor in DeMolay.

He was a charter member in the Lubbock Consistory of Scottish Rite and held dual membership with the Fort Worth Consistory of Scottish Rite. He was a member of York Rite Bodies and Knights Templar. He has worked in Shrine with the foot patrol, horse mounted patrol and the helped organize the clown unit. In 1959, he served as president of the North Texas Funeral Directors Association and received the Paul Harris Fellow Award presented by the Downtown Rotary.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clela Reaves Hampton, April 24, 1987.

Survivors: Sons, W.R. "Bill" and Barbara Hampton of Pearl and R.J. "Bob" and Vera Jo Hampton of Wichita Falls; brother, Steve Hampton of Fabens; four sisters, Ann Carter of Houston, Norene Reeves of Conroe, Mildred Mosley of Huntsville and Cleo Coston of Oklahoma City, Okla.; seven grandchildren, Ronnie Hampton of Adamsville, Randy Hampton and Rusty Hampton, both of Wichita Falls, Ruby Hampton and Rene King, both of Houston, Amber Burleson of Wichita Falls and Erica McKinney of Houma, La.; three great-grandchildren, Joe Hampton and Ben Hampton, both of Adamsville, and Taylor Danielle Hampton of Wichita Falls.

Hampton Vaughan Funeral Directors
Wichita Falls, (817) 723-8123
 

Judy A. Hanifan
GORMAN -- Judy Ann Hanifan, 47, officer manager for a Dublin insurance agency, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at an Abilene hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in De Leon. Burial: De Leon Cemetery.

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

Mac Hartness
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Mac Hartness, 63, a banking officer, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Hurst. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.

Honorary pallbearers: Jack and Mary Sue Brooks, Gene and Wanda O'Rourke, Herb and Patsy Miller, Eddie and Carolyn Paffond, Ed and Sue Malaneowe, Charles and Polly Brinkley, Marion Massey and Tracy and Joann Betts.

Memorials: American Cancer Society or American Hospice.

Mac Hartness was born Aug. 23, 1933, in Weatherford. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

The mother of his children is Catherine Hartness.

Survivors: Wife, Posey Hartness of North Richland Hills; sons, Gregg Hartness and Kyle and wife, Wendi Langham; daughters, Tammy Rice and husband, Jody, LeeAnn Hartness, Vickie and husband, Randy Cox, and Joni and husband, Ron Wicker; brother, Ted Hartness and wife, RuthAnn; sisters, LaNona and husband, Dub Stewart, and Sue and husband, David Casey; grandchildren, Cassie and Callie Rice, Riley Hill, Bryan, Adam, Laura, Jordan, Tanner and Logan Cox, Lauren and Chelsi Langham and Bryan, Brandt and Brandi Wicker; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Arlena Hayes
FORT WORTH -- Arlena Hayes, 87, a housekeeper for many families, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Morning Star Baptist Church in Grand Prairie. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Family hour: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church.

Arlena Hayes was born Dec. 23, 1909, in Thorndale. She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. E. Brown.

Survivors: Son, James Brown and his wife, Evelyn; daughters, Artie Mae Carter and her husband, Jimmy, Ariebell King of Dallas, Zella Tallie and her husband, John, of Grand Prairie, Annie L. Coffie and Levata Bush of Dallas; sisters, Nola Mae Edwards of Dallas, Evelena Durham of Dallas and Pheobe Banks of Austin; and several great- grandchildren.

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

Fred W. Herrell
EVERMAN -- Fred W. Herrell, 49, a musician, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Biggers Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Fred W. Herrell was born July 20, 1947, in Fort Worth. He was a lifelong Fort Worth area resident and was a 1965 graduate of Amon Carter-Riverside High School. He worked in telemarketing sales with Edward Bland & Associates and was a musician associated with The Roadhouse band for several years. He loved fishing and being outdoors.

Survivors: Wife, Donna G. Herrell of Everman; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Wendy Herrell of Cottondale; aunt, Louise Watson of Benbrook; cousins, Peggy Johnson of Benbrook and Jim Baccus of Arlington; nieces, Leticia Low of Weatherford and Leah Herrell of Cottondale; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Kaylah McCord of Midland.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341
 

Loretta R. Hogg
FORT WORTH -- Loretta Reed Hogg, 40, a nurse's aide, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at a local hospital.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Thursday in Skyvue Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Loretta Hogg was born Sept. 20, 1956, in New York City.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
Billy J. Holloway
FORT WORTH -- Billy Joe Holloway, 48, a laborer, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Rev's Funeral Parlor. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral parlor.

Billy Holloway was born Jan. 14, 1949, in Hooks, Texas.

Rev's Funeral Parlor
3615 Vaughn Blvd., 536-0200
 

Gaye L. Hopkins
SAGINAW -- Gaye L. Hopkins, 50, a homemaker, died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Friday in Azleland Memorial Park in Azle.

Mrs. Gaye L. Hopkins was born Sept. 24, 1946, in Chicago, Ill. She was an area resident since the age of three years. She was a former dispatcher for River Oaks and Lake Worth Police Departments and had worked as payroll supervisor for Wolfe Nursery. She was a member of West Parkway Baptist Church.

Survivors: Husband, Randy W. Hopkins; son, Joshua A. Hopkins; daughters, Kendall Nichole Hopkins and Amber Katelyn Hopkins, all of Saginaw; mother, Mrs. Adeline Wood Jackson of Fort Worth; and uncles, Eddie Jackson of Arlington and Bobby Jackson of Glen Rose.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Hwy., 237-3341
 

Flora M. Huntsman
WACO -- Flora M. Huntsman, 99, a homemaker, died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, in Waco.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home. Graveside service: 1 p.m. Friday in Elmwood Memorial Park in Abilene. Rev. Mike Toby will officiate.

Mrs. Huntsman was born Nov. 29, 1897, in Palo Pinto County. She married U.S. Huntsman Nov. 15, 1913, in Aspermont. He preceded her in death in 1973. They lived in Kilgore from 1930 to 1946 and she moved to Waco from Arlington five years ago. Mrs. Huntsman was a member of First Baptist Church of Woodway.

She was also preceded in death by three sons, Clifton, Jimmy and Ronald Huntsman.

Survivors: Son, Billy J. Huntsman of Houston; daughter, Delores Yarbrough of Waco; 15 grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren.

Heritage Memorial Funeral Home
Waco, (817) 662-3430
 

Winnie E. Knox
MERIDIAN -- Winnie E. Knox, 83, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Laurel Land Chapel of the Chimes in Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Winnie Knox was born June 12, 1913, in Bolivar, Texas.

Survivors: Husband, Henry A. Knox of Meridian; son, Henry Allen Knox Jr. of Waskom; daughters, Colene Dehlin of Benbrook and Winell Bryant of Covington; six grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren.

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

Connor J. Kolba
ARLINGTON -- Connor Jacob Kolba, 3 months, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Arlington. Graveside service: 4 p.m. Friday in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Rockne.

Memorials: Memorial fund to be established.

Connor Kolba was born Oct. 7, 1996, in Arlington.

Survivors: Parents, Todd and Tammy Kolba of Arlington; grandparents, Robert and Sharon Kolba of Fort Worth, Annette Ensing of Huntsville, Ala., and Gary and Mildred Rounsley of Smith Center, Kan.; great-grandparents, Burdette Rieske of Chicago, Ill., and Cecelia Wilhelm of Rockney.

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

Mary E. Lanham
HURST -- Mary Elizabeth Lanham, 86, a retired teacher of education, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at a North Richland Hills hospital.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Friday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Memorials: First United Methodist Church of Hurst, youth scholarship fund.

Mary Lanham was born March 23, 1910, in Fort Worth. She was a graduate of Texas Christian University and did graduate work there. She was a member of Wesley Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church of Hurst and Retired Teachers Association. She taught in Dallas, Rendon, Birdville and the HEB area.

Survivors: Daughters, Geneva "Pat" Patterson of Hurst; stepdaughter, Frances Marie Lanham of Richland Hills; nine grandchildren; 22 great- grandchildren; 11 great-great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Emery A. Lilge
FORT WORTH -- Emery A. Lilge, 80, a farmer and hardware store owner/manager who retired in 1979 and moved to Fort Worth, died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Emery Lilge was born on his father's farm on Oct. 13, 1916, near Corning, Mo. Emery was a lifetime farmer, taking over his father's farm after serving 43 months in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He married Erma Ibeker on Nov. 29, 1943, and they were happily married for 54 years. His lovely wife, Erma, will be under the care of Huguley Home Health Care. Emery worked at Huguley as a volunteer, beginning in March of 1991. He will be greatly missed by his neighbors and fellow volunteers at Huguley, as well as many of the nurses and other staff. In retirement, he said, "Some of my happiest days were working as a volunteer for the hospital."

Survivors: Wife, Erma (Ibeker) Lilge; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Georgia M. Lisk
MOUNT DORA, Fla. -- Georgia M. Lisk, 58, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997.

Funeral: Friday at Lake Ola Baptist Church in Lake Ola, Fla.

Georgia M. Lisk was a librarian at Hiawassee Elementary School for 30 years. She was born in Topeka, Kan., and moved to Central Florida in 1965.

She was pianist for East Lake Baptist Fellowship in Sorrento, Fla., where she was a member.

Survivors: Husband, Robert "Bob" Lisk of Mount Dora; mother, Frances R. Morgan of Fort Worth, Texas; son, Paul A. Bennison of Orlando, Fla.; stepson, Robert M. Lisk of Kissimmee, Fla.; stepdaughter, Theresa V. Hunt of Kissimmee; brother, Philip Morgan of Fort Worth; and sisters, Rosemary Freeman of Fort Worth and Col. Marcia Morgan of Washington, D.C.

Allen J. Harden Funeral Home
Mount Dora, Fla., (352) 383-8178
 

Roosevelt Mayes Jr.
ARLINGTON -- Roosevelt Mayes Jr., 74, of Arlington, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, at an Arlington medical center.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 301 W. Sanford St., Arlington. Wake: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Roosevelt Mayes Jr. was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Arlington and served on the Deacon Board faithfully until his demise.

Survivors: Loving and devoted wife, Mrs. Thelma Mayes of Arlington; daughters, Virgil Mayes and Torethus Hester of Grand Prairie and Venessa Mayes Duke of Atlanta, Ga.; sisters, Minerva Givens and Kathleen Aldridge Jr. of Memphis, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; daughter- in-law, Alisha Mayes of Flushing, N.Y.; eight aunts; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Paradise Funeral Home
Dallas, (214) 371-8093
 

Susan E. Messer
GRAPEVINE -- Susan Elizabeth Messer, 44, a teacher, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Living Word Lutheran Church, 2301 Northwest Highway, Grapevine. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Susan Elizabeth Messer was born April 17, 1952, in New York state and entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Jan. 26, at the age of 44 years.

Susan was a teacher for many years and a member of Living Word Lutheran Church in Grapevine.

She married Scott Messer in Dallas on Jan. 29, 1982.

Survivors: Along with Scott, Susan leaves to cherish her memory her son, Brian; daughter, Andrea, both of Grapevine; stepdaughter, Jennifer of Dallas; father, Harold Worme of Bedford; sisters, Claudia Worme of Irving and Judy Hicks of Dallas; and a nephew, Jonathon Hicks, who is serving aboard the USS Nashville.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

James E. Morrison
FORT WORTH -- James Edwin Morrison, 45, a retired truck driver, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at home.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Friday in Annetta Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cotten-Bratton Funeral Home.

James Morrison was born Nov. 10, 1951, in Biloxi, Miss.

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

Martin E. Moses
RED OAK -- Martin Edil Moses, 68, a retired carpenter, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at a Dallas hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday in Itasca Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Clayton Kay Funeral Home.

Martin Edil Moses was born Oct. 29, 1928.

Clayton Kay Funeral Home
Itasca, (817) 687-2371
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Admiral F. Nuckels
CHELSEA, Okla. -- Admiral F. Nuckels, 82, a retired rancher, died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, in Chelsea, Okla.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at the Assembly of God Church in Aubrey. Burial: Prairie Mound Cemetery in Justin. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Huff-Slay Funeral Home in Pilot Point.

Admiral Nuckels was born Feb. 12, 1914, in Spring Hill in Denton County.

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

Laurene Onstott
HURST -- Laurene Onstott, 72, a retired greeter for a welcome service, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, at a North Richland Hills hospital.

Memorial service: 3 p.m. Sunday at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst. Burial: Wichita Park Cemetery in Wichita, Kan.

Laurene Onstott was born March 3, 1924, in Little Fork, Minn.

Survivors: Daughter, Charlyn Martin of Hurst; brother, Clement Blakeslee of Calgary, Canada; and sisters, Clessia B. Himes of Hurst and Willetta Larson of Cortez, Colo.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Ossie L. Porter
FORT WORTH -- Ossie Lee Porter, 72, a retired air conditioning inspector, died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Sunshine Presbyterian Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. at Williams Funeral Chapel.

Ossie Porter was born Sept. 9, 1924, in Henderson, Texas.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

Dahanah Ramos
FORT WORTH -- Dahanah Ramos, 40, a chef, died Sunday, Jan. 26., 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: none scheduled.

Dahanah Ramos was born July 5, 1956.

Survivors: Mother, Anita Ramos; brothers, Fred, Pete, Sammy, Michael and Tommy Ramos; sisters, Donna Ramos and Lydia Ramos; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Alonzo Funeral Home
2301 Ephriham Ave., 740-9091
 

Dave Riherd
GRANBURY -- Dave Riherd, 50, a Kroger's manager for 27 years, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at a Granbury hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at Acton United Methodist Church in Acton. Burial: Fall Creek Cemetery in Hood County.

Memorials: Happy Hill Farm, HC51, Box 56, Granbury, Texas 76048.

Dave Riherd was born Oct. 31, 1946, in Dalhart and had lived in Granbury since 1991. He was active in several civic organizations and was a Baptist.

Survivors: Wife, Martha Riherd of Granbury; sons, John David Riherd of Lubbock and Robert Walter Riherd of Binghamton, N.Y.; father and stepmother, Bud and Madge Riherd of Dalhart; mother, Mary Frances Anderson of Amarillo; sister, Judy Bagley of Collinsville, Okla.; stepsister, Stacey Anderson of Amarillo; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Rolan and Katherine Nelson of Dallas; and his family of friends at Kroger's.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

Dorothea Schadt
DOWAGIAC, Mich. -- Dorothea "Dot" Schadt, 96, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, at a nursing home in Dowagiac.

Funeral: was at 1 p.m. Tuesday at McLauchlin-Clark Funeral Home. Pastor Robert Smith officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Dowagiac.

Memorials: Dowagiac Nursing Home, 610 Uneta St., Dowagiac, Mich. 49047.

Dorothea "Dot" Schadt was born March 19, 1900, in South Bend, Ind., the daughter of Dr. M.V. Keegan and Clara Drulinger Keegan. On April 10, 1920, she married Charles W. Schadt in South Bend. He died Dec. 14, 1984.

Mrs. Schadt was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was past president of the Junior Arts Club.

Survivors: Daughter, Patricia Volk of South Bend; two sons, John Schadt of Cassopolis, Mich., and Graham Schadt of Arlington, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Morton B. Keegan of Venice, Fla.

McLauchlin-Clark Funeral Home
Dowagiac, Mich., (616) 782-2135
 

Eugene Schlee
BURLESON -- Eugene Schlee, 65, a retired dispatcher for General Dynamics, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday in Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Shannon-TCU Funeral Chapel.

Mr. Eugene Schlee was born in Priddy. He was a member of Burleson Baptist Church.

Survivors: Wife, Lois Limmer Schlee of Burleson; sons, Glen Schlee of Monore, La., and Eddie Schlee of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters, Pamala White of Joshua, Debra Hayes of Rendon, Kathy Adams of River Oaks and Patty Patterson of Watauga; and grandchildren, Blake White, Blayne White and Tiffany White, all of Joshua, Ryan Grulich of Seattle, Wash., Joe Rasmusen of Rendon and Michael Rasmusen of California.

Shannon-TCU Funeral Chapel
3015 Merida, 926-3314
 

Clayburn E. Shannon
FORT WORTH -- Clayburn Edward "Ed" Shannon, 59, a third grade teacher at Benbrook Elementary School, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Shannon TCU Funeral Chapel. Graveside service: noon Friday in Acton Cemetery in Hood County. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel.

Memorials: Outdoor Learning Center, Route 6, Box 421, Azle, Texas 76020.

Clayburn Edward "Ed" Shannon was born March 21, 1937. He was an elementary school teacher for over 20 years with the Fort Worth Independent School District. Ed loved teaching children. He loved art, music and poetry and conveyed those loves to all around through his artistic talents and piano playing. He earned his bachelor's degree from Texas Wesleyan University and his master's degree from the University of North Texas. Ed served his country in Korea in the U.S. Army. He was a Christian and a longtime Baptist.

Survivors: Mother, Anna Mae Shannon of Fort Worth; brothers, Thomas C. and his wife, Gail Shannon, of Arlington, Robert Franklin and his wife, Darla Shannon, of Fort Worth, and Michael M. and his wife, Sally Shannon, of Arlington; and many nieces and nephews.

Shannon-TCU Funeral Chapel
3015 Merida, 926-3314
 

Joyce S. Tuttle
ARLINGTON -- Joyce S. Tuttle, 72, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, in Arlington.

Memorial service: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home-Bowen Chapel in Arlington.

Joyce Tuttle was born Oct. 19, 1924, in Comanche, Okla. She was a member of Chapter 39 Order of the Eastern Star in Duncan, Okla.

Survivors: Husband, William K. Tuttle; daughter, Rena J. Kelley; stepdaughter, Pamala K. Edwards; stepson, Timothy S. Tuttle; brother, Willis K. Skelton; sister, Wanda Watson; and six grandchildren.

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

Billy V. Watson Sr.
SHERMAN -- Billy Van Watson Sr., 91, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at a nursing home in Sherman.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday in Oakwood Cemetery in Whitesboro. Bob Rowe will officiate.

Billy Van Watson Sr. was born Dec. 25, 1905, in Whitesboro to Hannie Watson and Lola Rae Siebert Watson. He married Nina Sewell on Oct. 21, 1925, in Whitesboro. Mr. Watson worked in the dry-cleaning business and taught music at Whitesboro High School. He was a former member of the Moose Lodge in Fort Worth and the Whitesboro Fire Department. He was a member of First Christian Church of Whitesboro.

Survivors: Wife, Nina Sewell Watson of Sherman; son, Billy V. Watson Jr. of Pottsboro; daughter, Kay Hall of Plano; brother, R. Jean Watson of Ranger; four grandchildren; seven great-grand- children; and one great-great- grandchild.

Huff Funeral Home
Whitesboro, (903) 564-3521
 

Minnie E. Weir
ARLINGTON -- Minnie Esther Weir, 93, a retired executive secretary, died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997, in Arlington.

Memorial service: At a later date at First Presbyterian Church in Middletown, Ohio.

Minnie Weir was born Sept. 20, 1903, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Survivors: Brother, James Robert Weir Sr. of Arlington; nephew, J.R. Weir Jr. of Tennessee; nieces, Judy Goode of Florida and Kathy Dickey of Arlington; 15 great-nieces and nephews; and 14 great-great-nieces and nephews.

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

Charles L. Weldon
GRAFORD -- Charles Loyd Weldon, 75, a retired maintenance operator for the Brazos River Authority, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, in Mineral Wells.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Baum- Carlock-Bumgardner. Burial: McAdams Cemetery in Palo Pinto County. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Charles Loyd Weldon was born Aug. 24, 1921, in Pickwick.

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

Charles D. White
VENUS -- Charles David White, 56, retired from General Motors, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, in Dallas.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at Grove Hill Funeral Home. Burial: Grove Hill Memorial Park. Rev. Bourdon Smith will officiate.

Memorials: American Diabetes Association, 12850 Spurling Dr., Suite 100, Dallas, Texas 75230.

Charles White was born Nov. 8, 1940, in Dallas.

He was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and served in the Air Force. He retired from General Motors after 31 years of service.

Survivors: Mother, Marguerite Westfall; sons, Tim and Chris White; daughter, Deborah White; stepdaughter, Shelli Campbell; sister, Charlotte Tarell; and several nieces.

Grove Hill Funeral Home
Dallas, (214) 388-8887
 

Mary E.S. White
FORT WORTH -- Mary Elizabeth Smith White, 86, a retired public school music teacher, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen Presbyterian Church. Burial: Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Memorials: St. Stephen Presbyterian Church Emergency Fund or Music Fund.

A fifth-generation native Texan, Mary White was born Aug. 10, 1910, in San Antonio. She graduated from North Dallas High School in 1927. In 1931, she received degrees in both violin and public school music from what is now Texas Woman's University. She received her masters degree from Columbia Teachers College in 1943.

Mrs. White taught elementary music in Graham and Wichita Falls and at Poly Elementary before moving to Fort Worth in 1942. She also taught briefly at Poly Elementary and at William James Jr. High. However, she is most known for her many years as choral director at Arlington Heights High School from 1944 to 1970. Mrs. White's music students included John Denver, William Walker, Reid Bunger, Gunilla Hutton-Miller, Kenneth Schanewerk, Linda Elam and Sandra Rhodes. Her choral groups performed for many local community events.

Mary was president of the Fort Worth Music Teachers Association from 1959 to 1961 and served on the board of the Civic Music Association. She was a life member of NEA and TSTA and a member of the following organizations: American Association of University Women, Texas Woman's University Alumnae, University Book Club, Harmony Club, The Womans Club of Fort Worth, The National Federation of Music Clubs, Texas Choral Director's Association, the Music Educator's Conference, Alpha Delta Kappa, Kappa Kappa Iota and Kappa Delta Phi.

Active in the church, Mary sang in the choirs of Broadway Presbyterian and St. Stephen Presbyterian Church. An ordained elder, Mary also was a member of The Needlepoint Guild and The Presbyterian Women at St. Stephen.

Survivors: Daughter, Mrs. Patrick L. (Elizabeth Jeanne White) Forristal of Bellaire, Texas; grandsons, Patrick Thomas Forristal and John Douglas Forristal, both of Bellaire; brother, Ralph W. Smith of Highland Park; niece, Mrs. J.A. Cook of Houston; nephew, R. Wilson Smith of Garland; one grandniece; and one grandnephew.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Lincoln Willis
FORT WORTH -- Lincoln Willis, 63, a painter with General Motors who retired in 1995 after 31 years, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church in Butler community, Texas. Burial: Shiloh Cemetery. Family hour: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Lincoln Willis was born Nov. 24, 1933, in Fairfield, Texas.

Survivors: Wife, Erbertine Willis; sons, Jimmy Willis and Barry Willis; daughter, Natasha Willis; brothers, Oscar Willis, Abraham Willis, Jessie Willis, Bennie Willis, James Willis, Aaron Willis and Phillip Willis; sisters, Lobelia Burns and Mary Jones; and three grandchildren.

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

Mary C. Wolfert
EULESS -- Mary Catherine Wolfert, 63, a homemaker, died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, at home after a prolonged illness.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 W. Mockingbird Lane in Dallas.

Memorials: Carle Cancer Center Research Fund, 602 W. University Ave., Urbana, Ill. 61801, in lieu of flowers.

Mary Wolfert was born in St. Louis, Mo. She married her husband, Leland Wolfert, in St. Louis on June 27, 1953. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

Survivors: Husband, Leland Wolfert of Euless; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and David Cheek of Champaign, Ill.; sons and daughters-in-law, Frederick and Holly Wolfert of Albany, N.Y., and Steven and Valinda Wolfert of Dallas; and grandchildren, Melissa Cheek of Champaign, Margaret and Paul Wolfert of Albany and William Wolfert of Dallas.

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