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Ruth L. Barton
FORT WORTH -- Ruth L. Barton, 102, a seamstress, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, in a White Settlement nursing home.

Funeral: No services are scheduled.

Ruth L. Barton was born July, 26, 1894, in Davilla.

Survivors:Daughter, Sarah M. LaPrelle of Fort Worth; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3000 White Settlement, 336-0584
 

Frances Blair
GRAHAM -- Frances Blair, 92, a retired farmer, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, in Graham.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Sunday at Morrison Funeral Home in Graham. Burial: Pioneer Cemetery, Graham.

Frances Blair was born May 17, 1904, in Miles.

Morrison Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-2121
 

William P. Bobb Jr.
BURLESON -- William Pike Bobb Jr., 80, a retired labor negotiator, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at a Fort Worth nursing center after a lengthy illness.

Family prayer service: Will be Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997.

Memorials: The family asks that memorials be given to libraries in Mr. Bobb's name.

Mr. Bobb was born Sept. 27, 1916, in New Orleans, the only child of Rita Howard and William Pike Bobb Sr. He grew up in New Orleans, Alma, Michigan and Durango, Mexico. He graduated from Alma High School in 1935. He briefly studied commercial business at Tulane University in New Orleans. He lived for a significant time in Durango. He sailed thoughout the Orient employed as a purser with Lykes Brothers Steamship Co. of New Orleans.

Mr. Bobb enlisted in the Army Air Corps at the beginning of World War II and achieved the rank of captain of intelligence. During his service time, he participated in campaigns in the Balkans, North Appenines, Po Valley and the Rhineland. He was decorated with the EAME Theater Ribbon with four bronze service stars and the American Defense Ribbon. He was honorably discharged in 1945.

Mr. Bobb lived in West Palm Beach, Fla., after the war and worked with construction management for several years. He married Helen Margaret Mercer Stanley of Fort Lauderdale on April 12, 1950. The couple had three children, Thomas Carneal, who died in infancy, Kathryn Carneal and Leslie Hester. He became an independent labor negotiator in 1965. The family moved to Tampa in 1972, and then to New Orleans in 1977. He retired in 1983. He and his wife lived in Rochester, Minn., from 1989- 1991. They then moved to Burleson, where they resided together until his wife's death in December 1995.

During his lifetime, Bill Bobb enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, carpentry and travelling. He was an avid reader and particularly enjoyed history and Latin American Studies.

Survivors: Daughters, Katie Maguire of Rochester, and Leslie Wristers of Burleson; and five grandchildren.

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

Rose M.G. Bowles
WICHITA FALLS -- Rose Marie Gibbs Bowles, 70, who worked in the collections department at Wichita General Hospital for 20 years, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, in Wichita Falls.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday in Riverside Cemetery.

Officiant: Rev. Harvey E. McMurry, pastor of City View Baptist Church.

Memorials: Childrens Miracle Network.

Mrs. Bowles was born July 19, 1926, in Breckenridge, and had lived in Wichita Falls since 1958. She was a Methodist.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter R. Bowles, on Oct. 4, 1985.

Survivors: Son, Bobby Ray Bowles of Wichita Falls; sister, Frances Gibbs Bird of Wichita Falls; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

Oma Brown
AZLE -- Oma Brown, 94, a homemaker, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, at an Azle nursing home.

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

Oma Brown was born May 2, 1902, in Ellis County. She was preceded in death by her husband C.L. "Charlie" Brown, June 27, 1983, and two sons, Charles Elmer Brown and Delvin Brown.

Survivors: Sons, John Brown and wife, Lilly, of Springtown; daughter-in- law, Pauline Kay Brown of Fort Worth; 10 grandchildren, 24 great- grandchildren; two great-great- grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3000 White Settlement, 336-0584
 

Debra B. Carmack
OLDEN -- Debra Bearden Carmack, 41, who was a licensed beautician and commercial truck driver, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, in Abilene.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Monday at Eastside Baptist Church in Ranger. Burial: Colony Cemetery West of Ranger.

Debra Carmack was born March 14, 1955, in Ranger.

Edwards Funeral Home
Ranger, (817) 647-1133
 

Annie R. Chambers
FORT WORTH -- Annie Ruth Chambers, 83, a retired secretary for Sinclair Oil and Fort Worth Independent School District, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Shannon-TCU Funeral Chapel. Officiating: Dr. Jeffrey Steenson.

Honorary pallbearers: Steve Wagy and Paul Wagy. Active pallbearers: Bob G. Roberts, Garner Roberts, Gill Sanderson, Dick Smith, Joe Smith and John Smith.

Memorials: St. Andrews Episcopal Church Choir.

Mrs. Annie Chambers was born Sept. 16, 1914, to A. Houston and Clara Eppler Smith near Snyder. Four years later, she moved to Fort Worth. She was an active member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Fort Worth Woman's Club and TCU Women's Exes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Randolph Chambers.

Survivors: Daughter, Ann Lindsay Chambers; sisters, Mrs. Leon Terrell of Boulder, Colo., and Mrs. Tom Keenan of Garland; brother-in-law, R.M. Craver of Weatherford; sisters-in-law, Mrs. John Fassold of Pittsburg, Pa., and Mrs. R.S. Smith of Fort Worth; many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews; and godsons, Paul Wagy and Steve Wagy.

Shannon-TCU Funeral Chapel
3015 Merida, 926-3314
 

Dorothy B. Chandler
BURLESON -- Dorothy Bell Chandler, 68, a retired 30-year Fort Worth Independent School District food service worker, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997 at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Building Fund of First Baptist Church in Burleson.

Dorothy Chandler was born Aug. 24, 1928, in Mingus. She had been a 31-year resident of Burleson. She was a member of First Baptist Church and Ruth Sunday School class at First Baptist Church. She was a member of BARSEA Club.

She had worked in the cafeterias at Paschal High School, Wedgwood Middle School and Bluebonnet Elementary School.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Chandler Sr. in 1992.

Survivors: Son, John J. Chandler Jr. of Burleson; daughter, Teresa Chandler of Arlington; sister, Charlene Parks of Iowa Park; and grandchildren, Darren Chandler of Fort Worth and Jason Chandler of Burleson.

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

Frances L. Chapman
FORT WORTH -- Frances L. Chapman, 89, a homemaker, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, in a Fort Worth nursing home.

Funeral:10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Rita's Catholic Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Frances L. Chapman was born March 20, 1907, in Steubenville, Ohio. She was a past member of Holy Family Catholic Church.

Survivors: Nephew, Roger Godfrey and his wife, Donna.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3000 White Settlement, 336-0584
 

Wesley C Charles
FORT WORTH -- Wesley C Charles, 95, a former employee of Consolidated Aircraft later General Dynamics, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, at home in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Cemetery

Wesley C Charles was born Jan. 17, 1902, in Wynnewood, Okla. and lived in Fort Worth for 50 years.

Survivors:Son and daughter-in-law, Norman S. Charles and Mieko, of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter; Goldie Charles West of Fort Worth; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Gregory A. Chupp
ARLINGTON -- Gregory Alan Chupp, 35, a restaurant owner, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, at home.

Memorial service: To be announced later.

Gregory A. Chupp was born Sept. 7, 1961, in Granada Hills, Calif.

Survivors: Father, Ira J. Chupp and his wife, Peggy Ann; brothers, Jeffrey Brian Chupp, Stephan Craig Chupp and Eric Love; sister, Vickie Scarpellini; and nephew, John Scarpellini.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

George N. Clawson
WEATHERFORD -- George Newell Clawson, 79, a retired professor, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 1996, in Bellevue, Wash.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Grace First Baptist Church, 606 Mockingbird Lane, Weatherford. Burial: Was at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Renton, Wash.

Mr. Clawson was born June 30, 1917, in Tulsa, Okla. He graduated from Baylor University in 1947. Mr. Clawson earned a Ph.D. from UCLA, and was a professor in the California State University system until he retired in 1980. In 1985, he returned to Weatherford, where he lived until he moved to Renton, Wash., in 1996.

Survivors: Wife, Virginia; sons, Danny, Terry and Kenneth; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
 

Arthur M. Dahlin
ARLINGTON -- Arthur M. Dahlin, 80, a retired 27-year engineer with LTV, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, in North Richland Hills.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Tuesday in Parkdale Cemetery in Arlington.

Mr. Dahlin was born Nov. 28, 1916, in Bridgeport, Conn.

Survivors: Sons, David Dahlin of Arlington, Joel Dahlin of Grand Prairie; six grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren.

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

Lucille Darby
GRANBURY -- Lucille Darby, 87, a homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, at a Granbury nursing home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in Holly Hills Memorial Park in Granbury. Visitation: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. The family will receive visitors from 2 to 5 p.m.

Lucille Darby was born March 6, 1909, in Comanche County.

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

Seburne Davis
IRVING -- Seburne "S. B." Davis, 92, a retired welder, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, in Dallas.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home. Graveside serivce: 2:30 p.m. in Santo Cemetery in Santo. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Davis was born Aug. 23, 1904, in Rockwall.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints in Mineral Wells. He operated the Tadpole Camp in Santo for a number of years.

Survivors: Daughters, Betty Combs of Irving, Shirley Henry of Gordon, Dorothy Steel of Dallas, Ethel Davis of Irving; nine grandchildren; 21 great- grandchildren; 12 great-great- grandchildren; brother-in-law, Joe Joffre of Grand Prairie; and sister-in-law, Louise Smith of Dallas.

Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home
Irving, (972) 579-1313
 

Ada A. Deason
GRANBURY -- Ada Ann Deason, 89, a homemaker, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, at a Glen Rose nursing home.

Funeral:2 p.m. Sunday at Wiley Funeral Home in Glen Rose. Burial: Squaw Creek Cemetery.

Ada Ann Deason was born Aug. 23, 1907, in Mississippi. She was a former owner of White's Auto in Glen Rose. She was a member of Glen Rose First United Methodist Church, altar guild and choir.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Sherman and Callie Green of Acton; four grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

Morris DeGraffenreid
BRECKENRIDGE -- Morris DeGraffenreid, 91, a retired steel worker, died Friday Jan. 31, 1997, at a Breckenridge hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Monday in Breckenridge Cemetery. Visitation: 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Morehart Mortuary.

Memorials: Bethany Baptist Church.

Mr. DeGraffenreid was born Jan. 11, 1906, in Boliver, Mo.

Morehart Mortuary
Breckenridge, (817) 559-5421
 

Patricia L. Doherty
FORT WORTH -- Patricia Lea Doherty, 50, a registered nurse at White Settlement Nursing Center, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Rita Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Vigil: 7 p.m. Monday at Thompson's Harveson and Cole.

Memorials: The Catholic School Trust of The Diocese of Fort Worth, or the Community Hospice.

Patricia Doherty was born Dec. 26, 1946, in Elk City, Okla. She was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church, St. Rita Altar Society and School Projects. She was a graduate of Incarnate Word College School of Nursing and a volunteer school nurse at Our Mother of Mercy School in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Husband, Edward J. Doherty; son, Edward Patrick Doherty; daughters, Kathleen Anne, Shannon Marie and Erin Michele Doherty; father, Leon Fisher of Midland; brother, Charles Anthony Fisher of Virginia Beach, Va.; sisters, Jane Marie McCurdy of Yukon, Okla., Susan Frances Fisher of Houston and Catherine Jean Fisher of Dallas; and nephews and nieces.

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

William E. Fawks
GRAHAM -- William E. Fawks, 68, a retired oilfield worker, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, in Graham.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday in Pioneer Cemetery in Graham.

Mr. Fawks was born Sept. 11, 1928, 1997 in Graham.

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

Albert Foley
FORT WORTH -- Albert Foley, 82, a retired self-employed paint contractor and convenience store owner, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Meadowbrook Methodist Church. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Albert Foley was born March 4, 1914, in Mineral Wells. He was a member of the American Legion 
516 and the Meadowbrook Methodist Church. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors: Wife, Edna Hicks Foley of Fort Worth; sons, Michael Hicks of Fort Worth and Bobby Hicks Robinson of Mason; daughters, Mickey Freeman of Houston, Alberta Foley of Weatherford, Maxine Hogan of Redwood City, Calif., Mary Knight, Mary Williamson and Linda Hale, all of Fort Worth, Jeri Lemmon of North Carolina, Patricia Simmons of Fort Worth, Darleen Garrett of Mineral Wells and Sue Nolen of Weatherford; brother, George "Bill" Foley of Little Rock, Ark.; 26 grandchildren, 19 great- grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild; and numerous loving nieces, nephews and friends.

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

Thomas W. Frank
AZLE -- Thomas Weldon Frank, 70, a retired general contractor, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997 in Weatherford.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Biggers Funeral Home. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Green Hill Cemetery in Davis, Okla.

Mr. Frank was born Feb. 4, 1926, in Milford.

He was a veteran of World War II and Korea, having served in the Navy, National Guard and Air Force from April 1943 through June 1952. He was an instructor and aviation gunner. After leaving the military he was a Field Superientendent for Johnson-Campbell and Sabine Valley Lumber Companies and later started his own construction company. In addition to doing general contracting he operated the T & L Custom Gun Cabinet Company and managed the McClintock Ranch in Rendon. He retired in 1983 and moved to Azle.

Survivors: Wife, Laura Hutchins Frank of Azle; step-sons, Tommy Saylor of Bridgeport, Gary Saylor of Aledo; brothers, Don Frank, H. P. Frank; sisters, Rowena Martin, May Deene Herring, Faye Martin; three step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Hwy., 237-3341
 

Loy Drue Fry Jr.
FORT WORTH -- Loy Drue Fry Jr., 73, a retired insurance adjustor with Motors Insurance Corporation, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, at home.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Western Hills Baptist Church, 8500 Chapin Road, Benbrook.

Memorials: Southwestern Medical School.

Loy Fry was born Oct. 12, 1923, in Hamlin. He graduated with a business degree from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Fry received an honorable discharge as a corporal from the Army Air Forces in February 1946 after serving in World War II. Afterward, he married Francis Louise Culweel of Henrietta. Mr. Foy retired from MIC after 33 years of service. He loved his family, traveling and was an avid hunter.

Survivors: Wife, Eva Fry of Fort Worth; daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Kenny Dean of Fort Worth and Marsha and Jerry Stokes of Colleyville; grandchildren, Nathan, Nicholas and Nolan Dean and Logan and Ashley Stokes; and aunt, Edith Keister of Oklahoma City.
 

Robert Garvey
GRAHAM -- Robert "Foy" Garvey, 85, a rancher, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, in Weatherford.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Graham. Burial: Farmer Cemetery, Young County.

Robert Garvey was born Oct. 23, 1911, in Farmer.

Morrison Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-2121
 

Mary B. Gowan
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Mary B. Gowan, 89, a retired cafeteria worker, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, at a Bedford hospital.

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

Mary Gowan was born May 17, 1907, in Union County, Tenn.

She worked in the cafeteria for Fort Worth Independent School District and retired after 10 years. She was a great quilt maker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Odis James Gowan in August 1973 and a son, Donnie Ray Gowan in September 1994.

Survivors: Son, J. D. Gowan of Fort Worth; daughter, Hazel Hopkins of North Richland Hills; sisters, Ruth Tallant, Christine Strickland, Ruby Bankhead, all of Fort Worth, Bertie Garrison of Newark; grandchildren, Paul Ray Geer Jr. of Weatherford, Tracy Gowan, Tony Gowan, both of Watauga, Cheryl Marie Gowan, Steve Gowan of Fort Worth, Dianne Hammonds of Oklahoma, Michael D. Gowan of Fort Worth.

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

Pauline Hatcher
CLEBURNE -- Pauline "Granny" Hatcher, 83, a retired buyer for Sear's and Penney's, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Georges Creek Cemetery.

Pauline Hatcher was born June, 9, 1913, in Lamkin.

Survivors: Husband, Neal W. Hatcher of Cleburne; son, M.L. Sims of Cleburne; step-sons, Dwayne Hatcher of Alvardo and James Hatcher of Arlington; step- daughter, Becky Francis of Canyon Lake; and numerous grandchildren, great-granchildren and many loving friends.

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

Ira T. Havens
CLAIRETTE -- Ira Tull Havens, 76, a retired civil engineer, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, at a Fort Worth medical center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Hico. Burial: Clairette Cemetery.

Memorials: Clairette Baptist Church Building Fund or the American Cancer Society.

Ira Havens was born Sept. 22, 1920, in Clairette.

Rutledge Funeral Home
Hico, (817) 796-4722
 

Wm. Braun Hendrix
MONTGOMERY,Ala. -- Wm. Braun Hendrix, 33, a food and beverage manager for the Cherokee Country Club, died Jan. 10, 1997, in Montgomery.

Funeral:No service. No burial.

Memorials: Humane Society of Tarrant County.

Mr. Hendrix was born April 12, 1963, in Fort Worth. He attended Arlington Heights High School and served in the Army.

Survivors: Wife, Sue Hendrix of Montgomery; son, William Blake Hendrix of Coppell; and parents, Carol and Jerry Kent Hendrix of Fort Worth.

Leake-Memorial Chapel
Montgomery, Ala. (334) 272-6501
 

Ebony L. Hill
ARLINGTON -- Ebony Love Hill, 19, a Comp-U-Card International Privacy Guard service representative, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Ebony Hill was born March 1, 1977, in New Bern, N.C.

She was a 1996 graduate of Bowie High School.

Survivors: Mother, Annette Hill of Arlington; father, Robert Hill of New Bern, N.C.; sisters, Kashawna Hill, Ivory Hill, both of Arlington, Taconya K. Watson of New Bern, N.C.; and grandparents, David and Mabel Starkey of Arlington and John and Beulah Hill of New Bern, N.C.

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

Travis G. Hines
EULESS -- Travis Gregory Hines, 21, a dispatcher, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, at home with his family.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 530 Elm St. in Hurst where friends and loved ones will celebrate his life. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Memorials: Dr. Barton Kaman, UT Southwestern Medical School at P.O. Box 910888, Dallas, Texas 75391-0888 to help find the answers to this disease, in many forms called cancer.

Mr. Hines was born Feb. 18, 1975, in Irving. He spent many years here in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford area. He was a free spirit and is free now of the cancer he battled for a long time.

Survivors: Mother, Patricia A. Hines of Euless; father, Thomas G. Hines of Fort Worth; brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Terri Hines of Fort Worth; sisters, Katherine Hines, Rebecca Hines, both of Euless; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Travis Holloway of Lafayette, La.; nephews, Mitchell Hines, Mason Hines, both of Fort Worth; and many loved ones, both friends and family who have been with him during his entire battle. Come celebrate his life with us.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Charles Jones
GRAPEVINE -- Charles "Charlie" Jones, 48, a can recycler, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, in Grapevine.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Monday at Lucas Funeral Home in Grapevine. Burial: Grapevine Cemetery.

Memorials: First National Bank of Grapevine "Charlie Fund."

Lucas Funeral Home
Grapevine, 488-7566
 

Odessa S. Judd
WHITESBORO -- Odessa Salling Judd, 77, a retired merchant and homemaker, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Huff Funeral Home in Whitesboro. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery in Whitesboro. The Whitesboro Community Center will also host a visitation for family and friends all day Sunday.

Velma Odessa Guess Salling Judd was born to Benjamin Thomas Guess and Velma Carpenter Guess on Aug. 18, 1919, in Titus County. Velma Odessa was known by her friends and loved ones simply as Odessa.

Baptized at 16, Odessa joined the Concord Church of Christ where she faithfully worshipped for many years. On Aug. 3, 1935, the young and beautiful Odessa Guess married a debonair Ralph Louis Salling. Although Odessa lost her precious Ralph on July 10, 1981, she always touted she shared 46 years, 11 months and 24 days with the love of her life.

Home movies, pictures and stories recounted depict Odessa's flare for design and fashion. A seamstress creme de la creme, the Salling childen describe clothes sewn by their mother, shirts, prom dresses and even Doris' wedding gown as being first-rate, the pique of fashion and beautifully tailored. Sandra cherishes a delicately laced black dress Odessa made --one of many designed specially for Sandra's singing appearances.

Odessa's five grandchildren each shared a very different and special relationship with their beloved grandmother. The oldest grandchild, fondly known as "Little David," knows of his grandmother's abounding generosity while Donna, Leigh Ann and Debra tell stories of masterfully matched dresses, elaborate Easter baskets and gloriously wrapped Christmas presents. They remember her as always being thoughtful and caring. Deidre, the youngest of Odessa's grandchildren, admires her grandmother's strong spiritual faith, sensitive nature and sense of humor. All of Odessa's "children" are touched by their mother's undying faith in the Lord. Unique to each of the bonds shared with their grandmother, it is love that is their grandmother's trademark.

Many of her close friends tell of Odessa's keen wit. She always said being quick-witted was an absolute necessity of being married to Ralph -- the greatest of all practical jokers. She is fondly remembered as being light hearted and sensitive with a flare for the glamourous and fashionable.

Odessa, a retired merchant, spent many years surrounded by the world of fashion. The Fashion Shoppe, owned and operated by the deceased and her dear friend Robbie Lou Davis, touted the newest fashions and current trends for thse living in the north Texas area. Odessa had a knack for chic, whether it was makeup, clothes, accessories or shoes. Always a class act, she knew what was stylish and vogue.

Odessa's "open heart, open home" motto is the reason her six great- grandchildren ran freely in and out sharing baked goodies and the special surprises they might find in their great- grandmother's home.

Operational in the Girl Scout Program and instrumental in helping establish the first Girl Scout Troop in Whitesboro, Odessa always remained active in civic clubs. She took her civic responsibility seriously. Odessa orchestrated many fashion shows for charitable causes and coordinated the original tour of Homes for the History Club of Whitesboro. Every endeavor Odessa put her touch to was guaranteed to have the glitz and glitter of a Broadway production. She continued her civic duties by being active with the Chamber of Commerce and was a productive business woman receiving the Outstanding Business Woman Award.

Widowed over eight years, Odessa remarried in December 1989 to, and is survived by, Willard Allen Judd. During these years she established her church membership with the Gordonville Church of Christ.

Most recently, Odessa convalesced with her two daughters and their families in Arlington. The blue-eyed innocence and the wide-eye precociousness will be missed by those she leaves behind. It is a comfort to know yet another angel is raised in glory to continue her spiritual walk where there is no more pain, no more night, no more tears or crying again. Praises to the Great I Am, Odessa walks in the light of the Risen Lamb in everlasting life this 30th day of January, 1997.

Survivors: Husband, Willard Allen Judd; sister, Evelyn Guess Roper of Mount Pleasant; two brothers, Louie Guess and Arvel Guess of Houston; son, David Ralph Salling of Whitesboro; daughter, Sandra Salling of Arlington; daughter, Doris Glyn Salling Carney and beloved son-in-law, Jimmie Don Carney, both of Arlington.

Huff Funeral Home
Whitesboro, (903) 564-3521
 

George R. Koch
KENNEDALE -- George R. Koch, 47, a shipping and receiving specialist, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral:Noon Monday at Emerald Hills Chapel. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Koch was born Sept. 8, 1949, in Watertown, S.D. He graduated from Tallmadge High School in Tallmadge, Ohio. He worked for 28 years at Americhem in Mansfield. He was an avid golfer and fisherman.

Survivors: Wife, Jean Koch of Kennedale; his dog, Lady; parents, Frank Koch and Janice Koch of Tallmadge; brother, Frank Koch of Batavia, Ohio; sister, Jackie Moore of Bridgewater, Mass.; inlaws, James and Berniece Burkett of Pharr.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
5 00 Sublett Road, 572-1681
 

Joseph F. Kunz
FORT WORTH -- Joseph Frederick Kunz, 72, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, at a fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Burial: Private.

Memorials: Charity of choice.

Joseph Kunz was born May 10, 1924, in Chicago, Ill. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church and the Retired Officers Association. He served in the Army 23 years in the European, North African and Italian Campaigns during World War II and in Korea. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart twice and the Army Silver Star.

Survivors: Wife, Mae Veronica Kunz; and daughter, Major Andrea Anne Kunz, Air Force, Patrick AFB, Florida.

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

Alpha M. Laster
FORT WORTH -- Alpha Mae Laster, 65, a homemaker, died Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: was 11 a.m. Saturday at Mayfield Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park in Arlington.

Alpha Mae Laster was born July 5, 1931, in Fort Worth.

She was the widow of Arthur Lee Laster.

Survivors: Sons, Luther E. Laster, Theron C. Laster, Larry E. Laster, Arthur E. Laster and Darryl D. Laster; daughter, Dorthea J. Martin; sisters, James Evelyn Donald, Roberta Johnson, Alfaretta Jackson and Faye D. Bennett; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

Zelma O. Lewis
BLANTON -- Zelma Oree Lewis, 83, died Thursday, Jan. 30, at home.

Funeral:2 p.m. Sunday at Edens Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Burial: Covington Cemetery.

Officiant: Preston Cotham.

Zelma Oree Lewis was born Feb. 3, 1913, in Osceola, the daughter of George Henry Johnson and Winnie Yocham Johnson. She grew up in the Blanton Community of Hill County and attended school in Osceola. She married Alonzo W. (Buddy) Lewis on Sept. 3, 1931. They lived near Tulare, Calif., for 25 years before returning to Blanton Community. She was a member of Westside Church of Christ in Hillsboro.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Herbert L. Johnson, on Aug. 1, 1990.

Survivors: Husband, Alonzo (Buddy) Ward Lewis of Blanton; one brother and two sisters-in-law, D.R. and Wilma Johnson of North Richland Hills and Connie Johnson of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruby P. and L.D. Thompson of McMinnville, Ore., and Nina R. and E. Cass Underdown of Osceola; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Edens Funeral Home
Hillsboro (817) 582-8404
 

D. George Logan
FORT WORTH -- D. George "Dale" Logan, 79, a retired mechanic, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, at a Fort Worth nursing home.

Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Logan was born Dec. 17, 1917, in Burnett.

He served with the Army Air ForceS for 12 years including duty in Germany and Iceland during World War II. After he left the military, he was a heavy duty truck mechanic and then a security guard until his retirement in 1989. As a youth, he was baptized in a stock pond into the Methodist Church.

Survivors: Wife of 29 years, Imogene Logan; step-son, David Fowler of Burleson; daughter, Jerry Lynn Baugh; step- daughter, Linda Farrell of Cumby; brothers, Bob Logan of Fort Smith, Ark., Clyde Logan of Joshua; sister, Ruth Geddes of Lampasas; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Mildred Long
ARLINGTON -- Mildred Long, 70, a retired accountant for Allstate Plumbing Co. in Kansas City, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Monday at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mildred Long was born Aug. 19, 1926, in Fort Worth. She was a member of Handley Chapter 617-Order of Eastern Star, Past Worthy Matron. She was an Arlington resident for the past 15 years.

Survivors: Husband, Joe Ruiz of Arlington; son, W.C. Long III of Arlington; brother, Ray Jones of Blue Mound; granddaughter, Michelle Long of Arlington; and grandson, W.C. Long IV of Tulsa, Okla.

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

Emma Manick
STRAWN -- Emma Manick, 91, a retired housekeeper, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral mass: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Catholic Church in Strawn. Burial: Mt. Marion Cemetery in Strawn. Rosary: 6 p.m. at Edwards Funeral Home.

Emma Manick was born Jan. 5, 1906, in Lyra Community.

Edwards Funeral Home
Strawn, (817) 672-5231
 

Kathryn K. Martin
HOUSTON -- Kathryn (Kay) Kingsbery Martin, formerly Mrs. Walt Martin, 76, died Jan. 18, 1997, following a 10- year battle with Alzheimer's Disease.

Graveside service:11 a.m. Saturday in West Hill Cemetery.

Memorials: For those desiring, contributions may be made to The Alzheimer's Association, 6161 Savoy Dr., Suite 240, Houston, TX 77036; or to a charity of choice.

A native of Fort Worth, she later lived in Midland before moving to Wichita Falls. She resided there for 30 years beford moving to Houston in 1990. She graduated from both Paschal High School and Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, and she was lifetime member of The Assembly. Years later at Medwestern State University, she did graduate work in special education and learning disabilities. She lovingly taught second grade and later special education in the Wichita Falls School District for 25 yeears. She belonged to Good Shepherd Episcopal Church.

She was a talented artist, whether designing and executing her own needlepoint patterns, copper enameling or painting. She loved to read and instilled that love in her own children as well as her students. She loved "yard work" and dancing, ballroom, square, etc.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Kingsbery Jr. and Belle Birge Kingsbery, and by her sister, Virginia Kingsbery Hale and by her beloved grandmother, Virginia Ellison "Mother Jane" Birge.

The family gratefully acknowledges the loving care given by the staff at Woodwind Lakes and by Vitas Hospice in Houston.

Special thanks to her good friend, Mrs. Jim "Frances" Blanke for her continued support and care.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Monica Martin Dawson and George Dawson Jr. of Houston; son and daughter-in-law, James (Jim) K. Martin, DDS, and Sandra Martin; and grandsons, Kyle and Andrew Martin of Dallas; nephews, Bobby and Billy Hale of New Mexico, and Tom Hale and wife, Pat of Fort Worth; cousins, Mrs. Pauline Kimbrough of Sherman and Joe Bartlett of Florida. Dannel Funeral Home
Sherman (903) 893-1171
 

Edmund B. Maske
FORT WORTH -- Edmund "Red" Blake Maske, 74, a retired engineer, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Monday at Christ the King Episcopal Church, 3290 Lackland Road. Burial: the garth of St. John's Episcopal Church in Fort Worth.

Memorials: Planned Parenthood of North Texas or a charity of choice.

Edmund Maske was born Sept. 18, 1922, in Houston.

He attended elementary and high school in Barbers Hill, graduating from high school in High Island. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1942 and served in the Army Air Forces. After World War II, he married Lila Hopper and attended Cal Tech, where he received his master of science degree.

Lila Maske preceded him in death Thanksgiving Day, 1992. She was a homemaker and active in Christ the King Episcopal Church, where she was a member of the Altar Guild. She was also an avid bridge player.

Mr. Maske went to work for Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation in 1946 and retired from General Dynamics Corporation in 1977 before moving to St. Louis, Mo. where he headed the F-16 program at McDonnell Douglas.

While at General Dynamics, he held increasingly responsible positions ranging from aerodynamist to director of aerospace technology. He was a major contributor to such technologically advanced aircraft as the B-58, F-111, RB- 57 and F-16.

Red was responsible for building the Flight Sciences Department of the company from a group of young inexperienced World War II generation engineers to one of the finest in the country.

Red was highly thought of by all of the people who worked for him and was recognized as an expert in the field of Flight Sciences by people outside of the company. One of the unique and endearing features of Red Maske was that he was never too busy to stop and talk to anybody on any subject.

He was a vestry member of Christ the King Episcopal Church and also served as a Junior and Senior Wardens.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Annie Humbert and Edmund Blake Maske, and his wife, Lila Hopper Maske.

Survivors: Daughter, Judy Kay Maske of Fort Worth; sister, Margaret Maske Casall of Aransas Pass; grandson, Nicholas Edmund Maske of Fort Worth; and sisters-in-law, Mrs. C.O. Hopper of Fort Worth and Mrs. L.S. Shaw of High Island.
 

John F. McIntyre
ARLINGTON -- John Finlay McIntyre, 57, an attorney, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral:None scheduled.

John Finlay McIntyre was born Sept. 8, 1939, in Detroit. He graduated from Gilmore Academy, then received his bachelor of arts degree in 1961 from Dartmouth College, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

He served in the military from 1962 to 1964 as first lieutenant, and retired as a captain, before receiving his law degree from The University of Michigan Law School accelerated program in 1966. He later completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.

Mr. McIntyre was employed as an attorney for McClintock, Donovan & Waterman, and for United Airlines. He then became an international corporate attorney at the Upjohn Co., and was promoted through various supervisory positions, including associate general counsel, Worldwide Pharmaceutical Divison. In 1979, he was awarded the W.E. Upjohn prize for outstanding accomplishment. He then served as chairman and vice chairman of the International Legal Committee, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association.

Mr. McIntyre joined Alcon Laboratories Inc. in 1983 as vice president, secretary and general counsel with worldwide management responsibility for corporate, international, trademark and patent law.

He will be greatly missed by all of those who knew and loved him.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Aleta L.M. McKee
FORT WORTH -- Aleta Lucille Myers McKee, 71, a retired registered nurse, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, at an Arlington nursing home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Luke's in the Meadow Episcopal Church. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Robertson Mueller Harper. The Rev. Jesse G. Smith and The Rev. Gayland Pool, con- celebrants.

Mrs. McKee, a native of Enid, Okla., was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Sutton McKee, M.D., in 1982. She received her nursing diploma from Parkland Hospital in Dallas following World War II. Aleta was a member of St. Luke's in the Meadow Episcopal Church, where she was active in the Guilds. She was also active in scouting, both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, serving as Den Mother and Troop Leader. Her hobbies included cooking and sewing. She excelled in both.

Survivors: Son, Frank E. McKee of Greenville; daughter, Susan McKee of Fort Worth; mother, Margaret Caldwell Myers of Fort Worth; longtime friend, Ruby Coleman; and other family members and friends.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233
 

Dick Myers
EDGECLIFF VILLAGE -- Dick Myers, 68, a retired Air Force technical sergeant, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Memorial Service: noon Monday at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel of Fort Worth.

Dick Myers was born Aug. 14, 1928, in Elyria, Ohio.

Survivors: Wife, Helen B. Myers of Edgecliff Village; sons, Richard E. Myers II and Harry B. Myers, both of Edgecliff Village; daughters, Karen Riehl of Arlington, Rae Meyers of Edgecliff Village, Kathryn Thompson of Everman and Krystene Ellis of Fort Worth; brother, Melvin Myers of Elyria, Ohio; and eight grandchildren.

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

Nho H. Nguyen
ARLINGTON -- Nho Huu Nguyen, 92, a retired education custodian, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Matthews Catholic Church in Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: Private.

Mr Nguyen was born June 4, 1904, in Nam Dinh, Vietnam.

He came to the United States in 1986 and settled in the Arlington area. He has lived here ever since. He was retired.

Survivors: Son, Hung Nguyen of Arlington; daughters, Mary Christine Luong of Paris, France, Oanh Harvey of Arlington; half brother, Quynh Nguyen of Seattle, Wash; half-sisters, Si Nguyen of California, Van Nguyen of France; 13 grandchildren, and 11 great- grandchildren.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Bobby W. Northcutt
DUBLIN -- Bobby W. (Bob) Northcutt, 66, pastor of Charity Baptist Church and owner of Chigger Ranch Convenience Store, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997,

Funeral:2 p.m. Sunday at Harrell Memorial Chapel. Burial: Old Dublin Memorial Park.

Mr. Northcutt was born Sept. 5, 1930, in Erath County.

Harrell Funeral Home
Dublin, Texas, (817) 445-3311
 

Erik Deon Parker
FORT WORTH -- Erik Deon Parker, 18-months-old, died Jan. 31, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Arlinton. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Morris-Bates Mortuary.

Erik Deon Parker was born July 17, 1995 in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Father, Jay Van Parker Jr. of Fort Worth; mother, Vora Rutledge of Fort Worth; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Burnett of Fort Worth and Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Reese of Fort Worth; great- grandmother, Roxie Mae Sams of Dime Box.

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

Cynthia A. Pursley
FORT WORTH -- Cynthia A. Pursley, 59, a payroll accountant who retired from the U.S. Corps of Engineers in 1993, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, at a Dallas hospital.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Monday at Southcliff Baptist Church. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Mrs. Pursley's residence.

Memorials: Singing Christmas Tree Program or Child Development Program of Southcliff Baptist Church.

Cynthia A. Pursley was born April 20, 1937, in Fort Worth and was a lifelong resident. She was a member of Southcliff Baptist Church, Texas Tempo Group of Sweet Adelines, National Association of Retired Federal Employees and was vice president of Chapter 30.

Survivors: Son, Michael Pursley of Fort Worth; daughter, Vicki Wright of Houston; stepfather, Roy Black of Fort Worth; brother, William Clyde Biggar III of Fort Worth; sister, Royce Lynn Wernett of Hurst; six grandchildren; aunt, Alice Biggar of Fort Worth; one niece; and one nephew.

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

Verna L. Robinson
DE LEON -- Verna Lee Robinson, 72, a nurses aide for De Leon Nursing Home, died Saturday Feb. 1, 1997, at a De Leon hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Nowlin Funeral Home in De Leon. Burial: Stephenville West End Cemetery.

Survivors: Sons, Wesley Robinson of Fort Worth, Ronnie Dean Robinson of Comanche, John Stanley Robinson of Fort Worth, Buford Deron Brasuell of Brownwood; brothers, Melvin, Richard and Buford Stanley; and sister, Iva Harris.

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

Bette Rodgers
GRANBURY -- Bette Rodgers, 75, a laundry equipment secretary, died Friday Jan. 31, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Wiley Funeral Home. Burial: Acton Cemetery.

Memorials: Acton United Methodist Church.

Bette Rodgers was born April 2, 1921, in Lock Springs, Mo.

She had been a Granbury resident since 1985, formerly of Missouri. She was a very active member of Acton United Methodist Church.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Sheri and Ed Boese of Senaca, Mo.; and grandchildren, Jennifer Boese of Clinton, Mo., Eddie Boese of Senaca, Mo., Dan Boese of Nashville, Tenn.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

David H. Rubin
FORT WORTH -- David Henry Rubin, 61, a stockbroker for Paine-Webber, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral:To be announced. Burial: Ahavath Sholom Cemetery.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233
 

Juanita H. Sands
FORT WORTH -- Juanita Harvey Spain Sands, 83, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Monday at Grace Fellowship Baptist Church, 3801 McCart. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Memorials: American Heart Association or American Lung Association.

Juanita Sands was born March 9, 1913, in Ellis County, Texas. She attended the University of North Texas. She was owner of Wayside Auto Parts. She was a member of Grace Fellowship Baptist Church, previously B.H. Carroll Baptist Church. She was a member of DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution), Waxahachie Chapter. She was very active in her church food bank. She served in Youth Leadership for many years and taught Sunday school at Arlington Heights Baptist Church for many years. She was a strong Christian who lived her faith and inspired everyone whose life she touched.

She was preceded in death by brothers, John Harvey and Fred Harvey, and sisters, Ina Bess Lumpkins, Nova Lee Dearing and Almeda Frasure.

Survivors: Daughters and sons-in- law, Martha Deanna and Billy J. Rippy, and Virginia Dale and Randy Weyl, all of Hurst; other family members: Jon and Sue Spain and Michael and Ana Spain; sister, Marguerite Harvey Pruett of Waxahachie; grandchildren, Marsha Hill, Wesley Rippy, Cindy Hays, Gwendolyn Cantu, George Weyl, and Roger Rippy; great-grandchildren, Micah Rippy, John Carter, Matthew Rippy, Travis Hill, Shannon Carter, Jared Hill, Molly Rippy, Blake Cantu, and Dalton Hill; and numerous nieces, nephews, and family.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Nora M. Smith
SHAWNEE, Okla. -- Nora Mae Smith, 74, a homemaker, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, in Irving.

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

Nora Mae Smith was born Jan. 21, 1923, in Lott.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Smith.

Survivors: Sons and daughters-in- law, Elmo and Sandy Smith of Shawnee and Carl Wayne and Julie Smith of Joshua; brother, Delaney Barganier of Irving; sisters, Cora Gabriel and Barbara Yarbrough, both of Waco, and Joyce Seibert of Fort Worth; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Melvin L. Stewart
FORT WORTH -- Melvin L. Stewart, 73, who was an assistant park superintendant for Fort Worth, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, in a Bedford hospital.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Melvin L. Stewart Was born July 31, 1923, in Keller. He was a past Master of the Masonic Lodge No. 944 stockyards. He was preceded in death by his parents W.T. and Ida Mae Stewart.

Survivors: Wife, Frances Stewart of Fort Worth; sons, Robert Isbell of Haltom City and Tommy Stewart of Saginaw; daughter, Donna Cervantes of Dallas; five grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.

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

Donna K. Tackett
MILLSAP -- Donna Kaye Tackett, 18, a college student, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, from injuries sustained in a one car automobile accident on Millsap Highway in Parker County.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Millsap. Burial: Fairview Cemetery.

Donna Tackett was born Aug. 17, 1978, in Raymondville.

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

Geraldine Taylor
FORT WORTH -- Geraldine Taylor, 78, a homemaker, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, at home.

Funeral:9:30 a.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Geraldine Taylor was born Dec. 29, 1918, in Fort Worth. She was a committed Christian and devoted member of Western Hills Baptist Church. She was a member of the Porcelain Arts Club of Fort Worth. She was also a talented artist and china painter.

Survivors: Beloved husband of 60 years, J.R. Taylor of Fort Worth; son, John Taylor of Fort Worth; daughters, Diane Dobbs and husband, Jerry of Fort Worth, and Linda Brinkley of Burleson; sister, Lillian Goodrum of Austin; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great- grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Lillie Townsend
FORT WORTH -- lillie "Mama Lillie" Townsend, 83, a homemaker, died, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Andrew United Methodist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: noon to 6 p.m. Sunday; Family hour, 6 to 7 p.m. at Morris-Bates Mortuary.

Lillie Townsend was born Dec. 24, 1913 in Winona, Miss.. She was a life long member of the St. Andrews United Methodist Church where she served on the Usher board and the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the AARP Senior Citizen Group, the Fellowship Corner and the Minute Social Club. Her wit, wisdom, work ethics, courage and love were an inspiration to her family, friends and all of the children of the community.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter L. Townsend on Jan. 7, 1968, and two sons, Freddie Dale Robinson, 1990, and Samuel Burt Townsend in 1987.

Survivors: Son, Walter L. Townsend Jr. of Fort Worth; daughter, Fannie Ruth Williams of South Haven, Mich. and Gertrude Townsend Murphy of Fort Worth; play daughters, Sylvia Warefield of Memphis, Tenn. and Doris Winston of Fort Worth; sister, Dora James of Fort Worth; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-great- grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; and a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many close friends.

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

Ronald L.Van Winkle
CROWLEY -- Ronald Lee Van Winkle, 66, a Korean War veteran, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997 at home.

Memorial service:No service planned.

Survivors: Daughter, Rhonda Young; three step-daughters; brother, Jerry and sister-in-law, Carol Van Winkle; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and companion of 37 years, Lamora.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Thomas H. Vaughan
BEDFORD -- Thomas Henry Vaughan, 76, an accountant, died Friday at a Bedford hospital.

Funeral:2 p.m. Tuesday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Vaughan was born May 28, 1920, in Williamson, W.Va. He married Eloise Bellah, Feb. 14, 1942, in Washington, D.C. As a veteran of World War II, he was honorably discharged from the Army Air Forces Feb. 6, 1946.

Mr. Vaughan worked as an accountant at Bell Helicopter in Hurst from 1952 until 1968, and later worked at USPA in Fort Worth until his retirement in 1980. He was a member of the American Legion.

He was a generous and loving husband, father, and grandfather, who will be missed.

Mr. Vaughan was preceded in death by his daughters, Sandra Lynn Wolf and Carol Ann Vaughan, as well as his beloved wife, Eloise Bellah Vaughan.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Henry Vaughan Jr. and Deborah Vaughan of Colleyville; brother, Samuel Vaughan of Fredrick, Md.; grandchildren, Karen W. Ibison, Jason Wolf, Jennifer Vaughan, Kristin Vaughan, Michele Vaughan, and Clayton Vaughan; and two great-grandchildren.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Luevanie W. Wheeler
FORT WORTH -- Luevanie Weeks Wheeler, 85, a homemaker, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Graveside service:2 p.m. Sunday in Whitt Cemetery in Whitt.

Officiant: Rev. G.W. West.

Luevanie Weeks Wheeler was born Nov. 12, 1911, in Peaster. She was a longtime Fort Worth resident. She was the youngest of 10 children and was known to all as "Auntie." Her home was always a special place for those who loved her. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan Byron Wheeler; seven brothers; two sisters; and step-son, Joseph "Red" Wheeler.

Survivors: Numerous nieces and nephews.

White's Funeral Home
Weatherford, (817) 596-4811
 

James Whitworth
RICHLAND HILLS -- James "Cotton" Whitworth, 78, a mechanic, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, in North Richland Hills.

Mr. Whitworth was born Aug. 7, 1918. He was a longtime auto mechanic. He was a member of Masonic Lodge and Shriners of Haltom City.

Survivors: Brothers, Francis Whitworth of Seagoville and Woodrow Whitworth of Fort Worth; sister, Juanita McCammon of Fort Worth; numerous nieces and nephews, Woodrow Hill, Dorothy Ann Keller, Don Whitworth, Steve Whitworth, Larry Whitworth, Dugan Whitworth, Kenneth Whitworth and David Gibson.

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

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