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Published Feb. 4, 1997

Selma J. Allard 

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Rockwood Assembly of God. Graveside: 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Crestview Memorial Cemetery in Wichita Falls. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Memorials: Vitas Hospice, in the name of Selma Allard, 2501 Parkview Drive, Suite 100, Fort Worth 76102.

Selma Jones Allard was born Oct. 8, 1904, in Leander and had resided in Fort Worth since 1965. She was a former resident of Wichita Falls, where her late husband, the Rev. Austin Allard, owned Allard Motor Co. of Wichita Falls.

Mrs. Allard was a member of Rockwood Assembly of God in Fort Worth. She was a housemother in 1960-61 at Southwestern Assembly of God University. She was also a musician extraordinaire and played the organ and piano for her church for many years.

Survivors: Sons, Bill Allard and his wife, Jeanette, of Greenwood, Ark., the Rev. Jim Allard and his wife, Ava, of Alvord, David Allard and his wife, Lona, of Watauga and Dan Allard and his wife, Tonie, of Humble; daughters, Sunshine Norville and her husband, Lester, of Fort Worth and Dr. Donna Halford and her husband, R.L., of Kingsville; brother, the Rev. Joe Jones of Johnson City; sisters, Linnie Spier and Freda Gilmore, both of Fort Worth; 19 grandchildren; 31 great- grandchildren; and 14 great-great- grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Johnnie L. Ashcraft
RANGER -- Johnnie L. Ashcraft, 70, a retired pawn broker, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Lain Prairie Cemetery in Johnson County.

Johnnie Ashcraft was born Oct. 25, 1926, in Cleburne.

Survivors: Son, Steve Ashcraft of Ranger; daughters, Sherry Ashcraft Briggs of Ranger and Mary Lee Culbertson and Linda Lee Henslee, both of Fort Worth; mother, Dorothy Brackett Ashcraft of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Manuela R. Avina
FORT WORTH -- Manuela Robles Avina, 83, a homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Marys of the Assumption. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Rosary: 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Manuela Avina was born Sept. 20, 1913, in Mexico. She was a Fort Worth resident for more than 60 years.

Survivors: Sons and daughter-in-law, Benny R. and Guadalupe Avina and Pete R. Avina, all of Fort Worth; brother, Jesse Robles of Fort Worth; sister, Juanita Coronado of Fort Worth; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great- grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Joe R. Banks
NEWARK -- Joe Reagan Banks, 76, a retired mechanic, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, at a Decatur hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cottondale Church of Christ. Burial: Cottondale Cemetery.

Joe Banks was born Jan. 25, 1921, in Cottondale.

Survivors: Son, Joe R. Banks Jr. of Fort Worth; sisters, Oma Bea Newby of Springtown, Ruby Taylor of Lake Worth, Renez Richardson of Paradise and Emma Lou Slate of Springtown; and grandson, Joe David Banks of Bedford.

Hawkins Funeral Home
Bridgeport, (817) 683-2211
 

Helen M. Behrhorst
FORT WORTH -- Helen M. Behrhorst, 87, a homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Irving.

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

Helen Behrhorst was born Jan. 25, 1910, in Cordell, Okla. She was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Fort Worth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Behrhorst Sr., and a son, Bill Behrhorst Jr.

Survivors: Son, Gary Behrhorst of Highland Village; grandchildren, Bart Behrhorst of Mansfield, Mark Behrhorst of Oceanside, Calif., Constance Behrhorst and Edward Behrhorst, both of Austin, and Timothy Behrhorst of Denver, Colo.; and five great-grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

R. Curtis Boese
CLEBURNE -- R. Curtis Boese, 83, a retired advertising manager, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Cleburne.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Thursday at Martin's Funeral Home. Burial: Greenacres Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

R. Curtis Boese was born Dec. 5, 1913, in Temple.

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

Delores L. Bowles
AVA, Mo. -- Delores Ludell Bowles, 63, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, in Springfield, Mo.

Funeral: none planned. Delores Bowles was born July 14, 1933, in Olney, Maryland, the daughter of Robert and Ludell David Elyard.

Survivors: Sons, Robert Bowles Jr., Phillip Bowles, Matthew Bowles, Craig Bowles and Chris Bowles; daughters, Linda Hunt, Debra Green, Kathy Bowles and Angela Collins; brother, Robert Elyard; and sister, Betty Malloy.

Clinkingbeard Funeral Home
Ava, Mo., (417) 683-4115
 

Belle Bozeman
EULESS -- Belle Bozeman, 85, a retired Bell Helicopter accountant, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Lubbock.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Tuesday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Belle Bozeman was born Feb. 10, 1911, in Ellis County.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Taylor K. Brooks
NEWARK -- Taylor Kaitlyn Brooks, 1, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Taylor Brooks was born June 20, 1995, in Decatur.

Our little angel is survived by:

Survivors: Mother and stepfather, Randi Brooks and Terry Moss; father, Johnny Booth; grandparents, Mike and Kathy Hackney, Bonnie Booth and Harold Hoedebeck, Cathy and Larry Moss and Linda Moss; great-grandparents, Hazel and Doug Beavers, Maudie Booth, Doris Hackney, Jim Hackney and Jackie Joyner; great-great-grandmother, Ma Ma Melton; uncles, Tony Brooks, Tony Booth and Michael Hackney; and numerous other family members and friends.

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

Beulah Brown
STEPHENVILLE -- Beulah Brown, 76, a retired Montgomery Ward manager in Stephenville, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church. Burial: Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

Memorials: Stephenville First United Methodist Church, American Heart Association or a charity of choice.

Beulah Brown was born April 28, 1920, in Newcastle, Texas. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Stephenville Zonta Club, serving as president from 1966 to 1968. She was a member of Stephenville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for many years and served as president of the Chamber of Commerce in 1990. In 1987, she was recognized as Erath County's Woman of the Year. She served as secretary of the Rodeo Cowboys Association for many years. She was a charter member of the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce's Ambassadors Club, founding member of the Erath County Livestock Association, and served in many other organizations, including the Girl Scouts and PTA.

Survivors: Husband, George; son, Danny Brown of Stephenville; daughters, Sissy Poston of Granbury, Georgeanna Bostick of Bedford and Pam Bruner of Baytown; sisters, Juanita Arnold of Austin, Dee Drum of Albuquerque, N.M., and Nell Ray Hardesty of Olney; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161
 

H.W. Bruce
HALTOM CITY -- H.W. "Mickey" Bruce, 72, an electrician, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, in Haltom City.

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

H.W. Bruce was born July 6, 1924. He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the VFW.

He was preceded in death by a son, Charles W. "Chuck" Bruce.

Survivors: Son, David Bruce of Pawhuska, Okla.; mother, Helen Gilpin of Burleson; sister, Loice Williams of Rendon; two granddaughters; two grandsons; and one great-grandson.

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

Bettie M. Craft
AZLE -- Bettie May Craft, 102, a homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at an Azle nursing home.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Azle First United Methodist Church. Burial: Flower Mound Cemetery. Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m to noon Wednesday.

Bettie Craft was born May 10, 1894, in Ganado, Texas. She was a longtime member of Azle First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Emmett Craft Sr., on Jan. 9, 1941.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, John E. and Cecile Craft of Azle and Bob Craft of Cleburne; brother, H.C. Sutherland of Uvalde; sister, Marguerite Winn of Uvalde; four grandsons; and nine great-grandchildren.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211
 

O. Virgil Davis
HALTOM CITY -- O. Virgil Davis, 98, a retired landscaper, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Haltom City.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Graveside service: 3 p.m. Wednesday in Flower Mound Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

O. Virgil Davis was born Sept. 8, 1898, in Oklahoma. He was raised in the Grapevine area. He was a former resident of Denton before moving to Fort Worth. He was a member and former choir member of First Baptist Church of Fort Worth. He retired from North Texas University after 22 years.

Survivors: Wife of 80 years, Nina Davis of Haltom City; son, Harold Davis of Big Spring; daughter, Lauretta Collins of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Blair Collins, Jean Farquhar, Alan Davis and Chris Manis; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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

Cecile A. Dove
FORT WORTH -- Cecile Aldine Dove, a retired beautician, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, at a local retirement home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Guardian Funeral Home. Burial: Blue Ridge Cemetery.

Cecile Dove was born Sept. 13, 1916, in Blue Ridge, Texas. She was a member of Worth Baptist Church.

Survivors: Son, Billy and wife, Evelyn Dove; sisters, Evelyn Garner and Beatrice McCarley; grandchildren, Billy R. Dove and Connie Moseley; and two great-grandchildren.

Guardian Funeral Home
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Arthur E. Edwards
ARGYLE -- Arthur E. Edwards, 90, an international vice president for IBEW, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Justin.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Tuesday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Arthur Edwards was born Nov. 5, 1906, in Oklahoma Territory. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and IBEW.

Survivors: Wife, Doris Edwards of Argyle; son, Worth Edwards of Gaithersburg, Md.; daughter, Sandra Gilliland of Amarillo; nine grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; stepson, Jeff Sandlin of Denton; and stepdaughter, Sandra Cannon of Naples, Fla.

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

Alvis J. Evans
FORT WORTH -- Alvis James Evans, 56, an associate professor at Tarrant County Junior College South Campus, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, at an Arlington hospital.

Memorial service: 3 p.m. Tuesday at University Christian Church in Fort Worth.

Memorials: Tarrant County Junior College Scholarship Fund-Alvis J. Evans Scholarship, 1500 Houston St., Fort Worth 76102.

Alvis James Evans was born April 1, 1940, in Hurst Springs, Texas. He graduated from East Texas State University with a master of science degree. He was an electronics teacher at Grand Prairie High School for four years before his 28- year tenure as an electronics instructor at TCJC. He also wrote 12 technical books. He was a member of University Christian Church for 10 years.

Teaching was Al's love. We will remember all he taught us during his life, and we will utilize the knowledge we gained from him for the rest of our lives.

Survivors: Wife of 32 years, L. Darlene Evans of Fort Worth; sons and daughters-in-law, Eric and Angela Evans and Chad and Diane Evans, all of Arlington; grandson, Spencer; mother, Lillie Evans of Dallas; sisters, Fern Lancaster of Kerens, Joyce Kahler of Dallas, Bonnie Charles of Charlotte, N.C., and Shirley Hilliard of Dallas; and his dog, Andi.

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

Vivian B. Ford
AZLE -- Vivian Brady Ford, 82, a general store co-owner, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Azle.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Briar Church of Christ. Burial: Azleland Memorial Park in Azle. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. till noon Wednesday.

Vivian Ford was born Aug. 4, 1914, in Briar. She was assistant manager and co-owner of Ford's General Store in Briar for 33 years.

Survivors: Husband, Everett Ford of Azle; daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Murl Stafford of Azle; brothers, E. Lacey Brady of Tyler and Tommy Brady of Fort Worth; and granddaughter, Sheila Campbell of Tyler.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211
 

Robert L. Forrest
HURST -- Robert L. Forrest, 73, a retired Bell Helicopter employee, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at a Bedford hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church in Woodson. Burial: Woodson Cemetery.

Robert L. Forrest was born Sept. 28, 1923. He graduated from Woodson High School and served in the Marines during World War II. He was a farmer in Throckmorton County and served as president of the Woodson school board. He moved to Hurst in 1965. Before retiring, he worked at Bell Helicopter and as a self-employed fencing contractor.

Survivors: Wife of 50 years, Margaret Forrest of Hurst; sons, John Forrest of Weatherford, Gerald Forrest of Mineral Wells and Robert L. Forrest Jr. of San Francisco; daughters, Janet Winton of Arlington and Lisa Forrest of Hurst; sisters, Lois McClure of Charleston, W.Va., Ida Bellah of Lewisville and Odessa Massengale of Graham; eight grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and other family members and friends.

Melton Funeral Home
Breckenridge, (817) 559-3311
 

Tyler Garner
Taylor Garner

FORT WORTH -- Tyler Garner and Taylor Garner, newborn twins, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at a local hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Tuesday in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Tyler Garner and Taylor Garner were born Feb. 2, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Parents, Marcus Ramsey and Melva Garner; brothers, Ashton and Christopher Garner; grandparents, Gwendolyn McGuffie and Melvin Chapel; and great-grandparents, Hazel Garner and Paul Garner.

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

Michael S. Garner
IREDELL -- Michael Scott Garner, 31, a roofer, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at a Clifton hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rutledge Funeral Home. Burial: Mitchell Cemetery in Iredell.

Michael Garner was born June 24, 1965, in Fort Worth.

Rutledge Funeral Home
Hico, (817) 796-4722
 

Helen L. Givens
FORT WORTH -- Helen Louise Givens, 83, who retired from retail sales after many years, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Burial: Brown Cemetery in Aledo.

Helen Louise Givens was born Aug. 1, 1913, in Aledo. She was a lifelong resident of Tarrant County and a member of Travis Avenue Baptist Church. She attended Texas Wesleyan College. She was devoted to her family and many friends. She had a strong interest in politics and local sports.

Survivors: Son, Robert E. Givens and his wife, Sarah; sisters, Otis Witt, Harriett Griffin and Minnie C. Griffin; granddaughters, Lori Little of Des Moines, Iowa, and Shelley Thurman of Arlington; and great-grandchildren, Amanda Thurman, Sumner Little and Matthew Little.

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

Frances Ann Hallmark
FORT WORTH -- Frances Ann Stuckert Hallmark, 80, an educator and community leader, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at home.

Memorial service: 3 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church Memorial Chapel. Her body has been donated to the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

Memorials: First United Methodist Church, Multiple Sclerosis Society or Happy Hills Farm Academy.

Ann Hallmark was born July 9, 1916, in Fort Worth. She was the devoted wife of Dr. James A. Hallmark, who preceded her in death. She was valedictorian of the class of 1933 at Polytechnic High School. She attended TCU and held BA and MA degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. She taught English for one year at E.M. Daggett Junior High School in Fort Worth. She took a leadership role in many organizations and was president of the Women's Auxiliary to the Tarrant County Medical Society and president of the Women's Auxiliary to the Texas Medical Association in 1966- 67. She was a charter member and president of the Westcliff Garden Club. Through the Tarrant County League of Women Voters she fought to assure Fort Worth's water supply by contruction of the Cedar Creek Reservoir. She was a board member of the Fort Worth Community Theater and helped to establish the Scott Theater. She was active in many other organizations and charities. A world traveler until stricken by MS 20 years ago, she was a gourmet cook and consummate gardener.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Samuel Cauker Hallmark.

Survivors: Sons, Allen Hallmark and his wife, Erin, of Lake Oswego, Ore., and Shelby Hallmark of Arlington, Va.; daughter-in-law, Ann Roberts Hallmark of Alexandria, Va.; brother, J. Lamar Stuckert Jr. and his wife, Jacqueline, of Fort Worth; sister, Margaret Davis of Raleigh, N.C.; and grandchildren, Benjamin Hallmark, a student at the University of Texas at Austin, and Gregory Hallmark of Alexandria, Va.
 

Kyle Haney
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Kyle Haney, 36, business manager for Metrocall Messengers, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Boze- Mitchell Funeral Home. Burial: Waxahachie City Cemetery.

Kyle Haney was born May 17, 1960, in Odessa. He was a member of North Fort Worth Baptist Church, a commissioner of the NRGSL and a pre-med student at the University of Texas at Arlington.

He was a daddy and loved music and working with kids.

Survivors: Son, Randy Haney of Bedford; daughter, Renee Haney of Bedford; mother, Donna Haney of Waxahachie; brothers, Dr. Bobby Haney of Waxahachie and Roger Haney of Duncanville; sister, Jan Shearon of The Woodlands; paternal grandfather, Robert R. Haney Sr. of Everman; maternal grandfather, Bill Leuellen of Clifton; maternal grandmother, Frances Maud Leuellen of Clifton; and a host of other family members.

Boze-Mitchell Funeral Home
Waxahachie, (214) 937-2211
 

Johnnie L. Harrison
ARLINGTON -- Johnnie Lee Harrison, 52, a carpenter, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Johnnie Harrison was born Sept. 6, 1944, in Snyder, Texas.

Survivors: Wife, Linda Harrison of Arlington; sons, Russell Harrison of Arlington and Johnnie Harrison Jr. of Sachse; daughters, Tammy Chambers and Stacey Huffmaster, both of Arlington; sister, Bobbie York of Watauga; and 10 grandchildren.

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

Emma L.S. Hawkins
FORT WORTH -- Emma Lou Scott Hawkins, 98, a homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Friday in Pinecrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Mena, Ark.

Memorials: charity of choice.

Emma Lou Scott Hawkins was born Oct. 30, 1898, in Ozan, Ark.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Charles Pearre Hawkins, and daughter, Alice Howe of Waxahachie.

Survivors: Daughter, Mary Carruth of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Anita Leitner of Denver, Colo., Louis Howe of Carrollton, Ga., Suzanne Howe and Billy Howe, both of Waxahachie, Georgia Craig of Natick, Mass., Amy Repak of Plano and Jeff Carruth of Austin; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Gertrude Helton
FORT WORTH -- Gertrude Helton, 87, a private home housekeeper, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: noon Wednesday at Mitchell Blvd. Church of Christ. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors.

Gertrude Helton was born Jan. 15, 1910, in Boley, Okla.

Survivors: Sons, Amon Helton, Harry Lawrence Helton, both of Fort Worth, and James Chester Helton of Houston; daughters, Lola F. Breed of Everman, Eleanor McCorkle, Beatrice Brown, Alma Ruth Fry and Mary E. Anderson, all of Fort Worth, Paula Ann Thompson of Houston and Linda Gail Austin of Fort Worth; brothers, Grady Crane of Marino Valley, Calif., J.D. Crane of Tatum, Roosevelt Crane of Longview and L.C. Crane of Marshall; sisters, Essie Mae Isom of Los Angeles, Calif., Bonnie Mae Haley of Seattle, Wash., and Bernice Crane, Sue Melva McClelland, both of Marshall; 32 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

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

Grace P. Holmes
MINERAL WELLS -- Grace P. Holmes, 96, a retired schoolteacher, died Sunday, Feb. 2, in Mineral Wells.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at White's Funeral Home in Mineral Wells. Burial: Woodland Park Cemetery.

White's Funeral Home
Mineral Wells, (817) 325-3311
 

Kenneth A. Hufstetler
AZLE -- Kenneth A. "Huff" Hufstetler, 63, who retired as a foreman-super- intendent of a specialty packaging company after 31 years' service, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at a Weatherford hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Biggers Funeral Home. Burial: Azleland Memorial Park.

Kenneth A. "Huff" Hufstetler was born Jan. 21, 1934, in Louisiana. He had lived in the Azle area for 12 years.

Mr. Hufstetler was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene, and a son, Aaron Hufstetler.

Survivors: Daughters, Cindy Terrell of Arlington, Pam Tennison of Forestville, Calif., Shirley Robertson of Cleburne and Kathy Ledbetter of Reno; one sister; 11 grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341
 

Raymond F. Hutchens
WEATHERFORD -- Raymond F. "Hutch" Hutchens, 83, a retired owner and operator of Hutch's Pie Shop, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at a Weatherford nursing home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Wednesday in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Raymond Hutchens was born Feb. 17, 1913, in Parker County.

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

Jimmy D. Ishmael Jr.
SPRINGTOWN -- Jimmy Dewayne Ishmael Jr., 35, a commercial painter, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, in Springtown.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday at White's Funeral Home in Springtown.

Jimmy Dewayne Ishmael was born June 7, 1961, in Fort Worth and was a lifelong resident of the Metroplex.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Ishmael.

Survivors: Girlfriend, Mollie B. Herring of Springtown; son, Jimmy Don Ishmael of Euless; daughter, Jeanie Marie Ishmael of Euless; father, Jimmy D. Ishmael of Lakeside; brother, Gary Ishmael of Springtown; two sisters, Darla Whisenand of Fort Worth and Tammy Bowman of Harlingen; and grandmother, Katherine Higbee of Lakeside; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

A. Houston Jerdan
ARLINGTON -- A. Houston Jerdan, 74, a retired engineer, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Arlington.

Memorial service: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Moore Funeral Home-Bowen Chapel.

Memorials: charity of choice.

A. Houston Jerdan was born July 11, 1922, in Jonesboro, Ark.

Survivors: Wife, Yvonne Jerdan of Arlington; daughter, Janice Jerdan of Arlington; and nephews, Gregory L. Jerdan of Illinois and Dr. Myles Jerdan of Georgia.

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

Lemuel D. Johns
FORT WORTH -- Lemuel D. Johns, 68, a retired Air Force instructor and Montgomery Ward & Co. employee, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Normandale Baptist Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Memorials: Normandale Baptist Church Building Fund.

Lemuel Johns was born Oct. 3, 1928, in Sikeston, Mo. He was a Fort Worth resident since 1949. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years and worked for Montgomery Ward for 20 years. He was a member of Normandale Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge No. 908.

Survivors: Wife, Marion Johns of Fort Worth; son, Robert D. Johns of Waco; daughter, Janet L. Wynne of Fort Worth; granddaughters, Lauren Henderson, Jammie Wynne, Alexandra Wynne and Hannah Johns; and grandson, Tyler Wynne.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Kathy P. Johnsey
GRANBURY -- Kathy "Katie" P. Johnsey, 69, a homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. Burial: 2 p.m. in Emerald Hills Cemetery in Kennedale.

Kathy Johnsey was born April 3, 1927, in San Diego, Calif.

Survivors: Sons, Charles Popov, Tony Popov and Mike Popov; daughters, Jeanette Rameriez and Carol Craft; brother, Dan Callahan; sisters, Louise Margie Huckabee and Clarice Brokar, both of Cleburne; and 13 grandchildren.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

James P. Kendrick
GRAPEVINE -- James Palmer Kendrick, 70, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

James Palmer Kendrick was born July 7, 1926, in Duncan, Okla. He was an armed forces and Marine veteran and a Meals on Wheels volunteer.

Survivors: Wife, Denise Kendrick of Grapevine; sons, Charles Kendrick of Fullerton, Calif., John Kendrick of Kansas City, Mo., and Robert Kendrick of Austin; daughter, Karine Kendrick and her fiance, Edward Murphy of Denton; brother, Choyce Kendrick of Marble Falls; granddaughter (born Saturday, Feb. 1), Priscille Kendrick-Murphy of Denton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Thelma B. Kennedy
FORT WORTH -- Thelma Blair Kennedy, 90, a homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at a Fort Worth nursing home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Thelma Blair Kennedy was born Jan. 23, 1907, in Altus, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her son, Joseph William Kennedy Jr., in 1995.

Survivors: Daughter-in-law, Dotsy Schulze Kennedy of Fort Worth; sister, Marie Dove of Eagle River, Alaska; nephew, Donald Dove of Benton, Ark; and niece, Darlene McLeod of Eagle River, Alaska.

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

Earl L. Knight
FORT WORTH -- Earl "Honey" Lee Knight, 83, a retired Air Force CWO, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: Pending.

Memorials: The family suggests that any memorials be made to the Nell Adams Knight Teaching Scholarship Fund, FBISD Advisory Board Scholarship Fund, RE: Nell Adams Knight Teaching Scholarship, career and technology education, 10660, Hammerly Road, Houston, Texas 77043.

Earl Knight was born May 24, 1913, in Lindale, Texas.

Earl "Honey" Knight graduated in 1932 from Memphis High School and attended West Texas State College. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and later served in World War II in North Africa. He retired from Carswell Air Force Base in 1960. He then worked at General Dynamics for 10 years. He was a member of Arlington Heights Masonic Lodge No. 1184.

Survivors: Wife, Nell Ruth Adams Knight; daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Al and Donna Pressly of Hobbs, N.M.; sisters, Juanita Bell of Fritch and Ruth Chef of Tyler; granddaughter and husband, Dawnell and Nathan Herndon of Fort Worth; and a large extended family.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

David R. Ladesic
FORT WORTH -- David Roy Ladesic, 42, a truck driver for McCormick Van Lines, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at a Tarrant County hospital.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Tuesday in Granbury Cemetery in Granbury.

David Ladesic was born Dec. 2, 1954, in Fort Worth. He was a resident of Hood County most of his life. He was a Baptist.

Survivors: Wife, Cindy Ladesic of Fort Worth; sons, David Ladesic and Zack Ladesic, both of Fort Worth; stepdaughters, Misty, Christy, Tina and April, all of Fort Worth; mother, Anita Ladesic of Granbury; and brothers, John Ladesic and Karl Ladesic, both of Granbury, and Greg Ladesic of Dublin, Texas.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

Walter B. Leach
FORT WORTH -- Walter B. Leach, 73, a retired aerospace mechanic, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.

Walter Leach was born May 28, 1923, in Bangs, son of John and Viola Leach.

He married Opal Jo Heard Dec. 27, 1946, in Brownwood.

He was inducted into the Army on Dec. 18, 1943. He served overseas in the Philippines, Alaska, Scotland and Spain. Included in his career highlights was being a part of the Pacific Invasion Force being massed for the invasion of Japan in World War II. He was also part of the 200-man Aerospace and Recovery Service Team stationed at Mauritius Island for the Apollo Space Program. He transferred to the Air Force from the Army in September 1947. He was a master sergeant. He joined Masonic Lodge 1965 while stationed in Scotland.

He received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Oak Leaf Cluster, three Air Force Good Conduct Medals, one with Oak Leaf Cluster, the succeeding one with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster and the succeeding one with one Silver Loop, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, the World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal with One Service Star, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with One Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon and the Philippine Defense Service Ribbon with two Bronze Service Stars.

He received an associate degree in horticulture May 18, 1978, from Tarrant County Junior College and owned and operated Rite Way Pest Control (founded 1971).

He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Opal Jo Leach, and one child, Travis Leach.

Survivors: Sons, Walter H. Leach of Crane and Larry J. Leach of Fort Worth; daughter, Roxanne Grant; grandchildren, Tana Degraffenreid, Christy Leach and John G. Grant; great-grandchildren, Tawny and Dalton Degraffenreid; sisters, Patsy Russell of Fort Worth and Peggy Rushing of Burleson; and brother, James Leach of Midland.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Lera M. Long
ARLINGTON -- Lera M. Long, 95, a retired medical technician, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Lera Long was born Jan. 26, 1902, in Crandall, Texas. She worked for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for several years and as an office manager for a local doctor.

Survivors: Husband, William H. Long of Arlington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Gwendolyn E. Loving
FORT WORTH -- Gwendolyn Elizabeth Moseley Loving, 76, a retired schoolteacher, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, at home.

Memorial service: noon Wednesday at St. Simon of Cyrene Episcopal Church, 5505 Ramey Ave, 76112. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the family home in Fort Worth.

Memorials: The family requests no flowers; in lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to St. Simon of Cyrene Episcopal Church, 5505 Ramey Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76112.

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Loving was born June 25, 1920, in Fort Worth. She was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Leon Moseley Jr., who preceded her in death. Mrs. Loving received her elementary education in Fort Worth. She graduated from I.M. Terrell High School in 1936. Upon graduation, she attended the University of Kansas and graduated from Prairie View University in 1940. Her graduate work was done at North Texas State. She began her teaching career in Cleburne in 1940. She later transferred to the Fort Worth Independent School District, where she taught until her retirement in 1978. Mrs. Loving was a dedicated and reliable teacher who loved her students very much. In 1942, Gwendolyn and Orian Curtis Loving were married. They lived a love fulfilled life for 43 years, until his death in 1984. Mrs. Loving has been a member for many years of Saint Simon of Cyrene Episcopal Church. Serving with Episcopal Church Women and Altar Guild and was a member of the Maids and Matrons Club and the Fort Worth Zoning Commission.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Orian Curtis Loving and Charlotte Burton Loving of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Candace Leigh Loving, Jarrett Curtis Loving and Leif Christian Loving; many cousins, including, Mrs. Daralouise Wilson, Mrs. Janet Kaiser of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Winifred Lemmie of St. Louis, Mo., Mr. Alvin Steele of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Patricia Gordon of Ellicott City, Md., Mr. Hamilton Steele of New York City, and Mr. Robert Steele of Teaneck, N.J.; and foster children, Mrs. Janice Brackins and Mr. Nelson Ashurst of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Mattie Thomas of Terrell.

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

Gladys Manias
FORT WORTH -- Gladys Manias, 67, a retired medical assistant at John Peter Smith Hospital, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wesley Chapel AME Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors.

Gladys Manias was born July 1, 1929, in Kilmichael, Miss. She was a Fort Worth resident 40 years.

Survivors: Sons, Jimmy Lee Hill, Robert L. Hill and James Hill; mother, Emma Bell Hill; brothers, Shed Robinson, Albert Hill, Sam Hill, Harmond Hill, Fred Hill and Willie D. Hill; and sisters, Viola Braggs, Pearlie Taylor, Glora L. Woods and Vergia M. Crawford of Babylon, N.Y.

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

Lillian V. Manley
ORAN -- Lillian Verna Manley, 89, a retired nurse, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in San Angelo.

Funeral: Wednesday at White's Funeral Home. Burial: Woodland Park Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Lillian Verna Manley was born June 10, 1907, in Mena, Ark.

White's Funeral Home
Mineral Wells, (817) 325-3311
 

Alden W. Martin
ALVARADO -- Alden W. Martin, 67, a retired LTV machinist, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, in Alvarado.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Martin's Funeral Home. Burial: Brazos Point Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Alden Martin was born Oct. 8, 1929, in South Bend, Ind.

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

Nell Massey
FORT WORTH -- Nell Massey, 82, retired from Massey's Restaurant, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Pentecostal Church. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth.

Nell Massey was born Jan. 16, 1915, in Alvarado. She was a member of Calvary Pentecostal Church.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Cleber and Patricia of Abilene; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Roy Jones of Moore, Okla.; brothers, Arvel Hathcock of Hillsboro and Roy Hathcock of Mineral Wells; sister, Ruby Kiser of Ohio; seven grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren; and a dear friend, Bruce Bodiford.

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

Richard A. McKelvey
FORT WORTH -- Richard Allen McKelvey, 50, an automobile salesman, died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, at home.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Tuesday in Laurel Land Memorial Park. Officiating: Rev. Eric Thomas of Travis Avenue Baptist Church.

Memorials: charity of choice.

Richard McKelvey was born Oct. 3, 1946, in Odessa. A graduate of Everman High School, he attended Tarleton State University and served four years in the Air Force stationed in California and Japan before being honorably discharged as a sergeant. He lived in Los Angeles for many years, where his love of beautiful cars led him to become fleet manager for Beverly Hills Cadillac and exotics manager for Martin Cadillac in Los Angeles. He returned to Fort Worth in 1993, where he was employed by Mac Churchill Auto Group at the time of his death.

A loving son, brother and uncle, his sense of joy in life, his wit and his giving spirit will be sorely missed by his family and friends. He always had a smile for everyone. Described by a sister as "50 going on 18," Mr. McKelvey loved being with his family, especially his beloved nieces and nephews. He enjoyed boating, cooking and helping others.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Ralph Bauer.

Survivors: Mother, Betty McKelvey Bauer of Fort Worth; father, E.C. McKelvey and his wife, Joann, of Acton; sisters, Carol and her husband, Steven, of Aledo, Kathy McKelvey of Watauga, Tammy Bauer and her husband, Charles Dewar, of Fort Worth, and Monica McKelvey of Crowley; brother, Ted McKelvey of Houston; great-aunts, Vanita Denton of Waco and Bea Peeler of Fort Worth; and nieces and nephews, Allen, Ashley, April, Aaron Taylor, Morgan McKelvey, and Temple and Lillie Dewar.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233
 

Edith Minnick
WAXAHACHIE -- Edith Rebecca Marchbanks Minnick, 84, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at a hospital in Ennis.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ferris Avenue Baptist Church. Officiating will be Dr. Leroy Fenton and Dr. William David Kirkpatrick. Burial: Hillcrest Burial Park.

Pallbearers will be Fonny Mark Marchbanks, William David Bozek Jr., Charles Edward Shultz Jr., Donald Richard Hodges, Jerry Randolph Pinkston, James William Marchbanks Jr., Buster Eugene Edens Jr. and John Roy Marchbanks Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be John Walter Thompkins, Jake Davis Thompkins Jr., Michael James Rainwater, Phillip Marchbanks, Dr. William David Kirkpatrick and Paul Kim Hodges.

Memorials: American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

Edith Rebecca Marchbanks Minnick was born Sept. 25, 1912, in Waxahachie to Alfonso Calvin Marchbanks and Edna Katherine Roebuck Marchbanks. She attended Waxahachie public schools, graduated from Waxahachie High School and attended Draughns Business School in Dallas. She was employed locally with Marchmans Department Store, later becoming a buyer of better ready-to-wear clothing for Federated Department Stores in Dallas, which included A. Harris, Sanger-Harris and Foley's. Edith married Bill Minnick in December 1945 in Waxahachie. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Waxahachie Order of the Eastern Star No. 599.

Aunt Peggy will be lovingly remembered as a favorite host of the Marchbanks family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Edna Katherine Bozek, Annie Lucille Shultz and Mary Elizabeth Thompkins; brother, Alfonso Calvin Marchbanks Jr.; and her husband, Bill Minnick.

Survivors: Two brothers, John Roy Marchbanks of Waxahachie and James William Marchbanks and his wife, Maxine, of Fort Worth; five sisters, Bertha Mae Kirkpatrick of Arlington, Frances Hodges of Waxahachie, Margaret Rodgers and her husband, Paul, of Waxahachie, Josephine Pinkston and her husband, Jack, of Waxahachie and Corrine Berry and her husband, Mike, of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and nephews.
 

Norma J. Munn
FORT WORTH -- Norma Jean Munn, 66, owner of a dental lab, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Wednesday in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Norma Munn was born April 10, 1930, in Malakoff, Texas, and grew up in Big Spring, Texas. She came to Fort Worth with her family in 1954. She worked in the dental field for 40 years and was owner of Norma's Crown & Bridge. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Bobbie Haffke Johnson, in 1982.

Survivors: Son, Dewey Munn of Fort Worth; daughters, Billie Cearley and Bettie S. Birdwell, both of Fort Worth; brother, Howard Cherry of Midland; sister, Nancy Parks of Haltom City; seven grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren.

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

Louise Myers
HALTOM CITY -- Louise Myers, 82, a homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Louise Myers was born Nov. 26, 1914, in Midlothian.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Robert Allen Myers Sr. and Edric of Haltom City; grandson, Robert Allen Myers Jr. of Haltom City; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Ernest J. Nash Jr.
WEATHERFORD -- Ernest Jack Nash Jr., 72, a retired motel owner and operator, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at a Weatherford hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel. Burial: Oakland Cemetery.

Ernest Nash Jr. was born June 25, 1924, in Lillian.

Survivors: Wife, Glenda Lothridge Nash of Weatherford; daughters and sons-in-law, Dona and Jim Johnson, Sue and Kenneth Dickenson, both of Mansfield, and Diane and Bill Gullion of Waco; stepsons, Lonnie Stokes and Brad Stokes, both of Weatherford; stepdaughter, Terri Lynn Stokes of Nashville; sisters, Elizabeth Ann McWilliams of Arlington; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

George A. Nowell
FORT WORTH -- George A. "Spook" Nowell, 74, a self-employed photographer, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Wednesday in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

George A. "Spook" Nowell was born May 2, 1922, in Holliday, Tenn. He was a longtime Riverside resident.

Mr. Nowell was a sergeant in the Army Air Corps and received four bronze battle stars and three good conduct medals.

Survivors: Wife of 50 years, Margaret Nowell of Fort Worth; sisters, Rose Haynes and Becky Ramondi, both of California; and granddaughter, Kenan Nowell of Fort Worth.

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

Bertha S. Nussbaum
FORT WORTH -- Bertha Speier Nussbaum, 94, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at a retirement center.

Graveside service: Wednesday in United Hebrew Brotherhood Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn.

Memorials: charity of choice.

Bertha Speier Nussbaum was preceded in death by her husband, Felix Nussbaum, in 1969, and her son-in-law, Martin Hochster, in 1996.

Survivors: Daughters, Hanna Nussbaum Hochster of Fort Worth and Marion Nussbaum Oshin of Warren, N.J.; grandchildren, Howard Hochster, Pam Hochster Fine, Jeffrey Oshin, Peter Oshin and Debra Nagel; and eight great- grandchildren.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233
 

Ella J. Osborne
FORT WORTH -- Ella James Osborne, 46, a member of the Special Education Advisory Committee for the FWISD for five years, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Judea Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Family hour: 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Ella Osborne was born March 26, 1950, in Abilene, Texas.

Survivors: Sons, Delvin James and Theron James; daughters, Felecia Osborne and Meshan Osborne; father, Charles James; brothers, Percy James and Jerry James; sisters, Barbara Strahan, Laverne Chambers and Janet Hudson; grandparent, Georgia James; three grandchildren; godson, Justin Warren; and special cousin, Julia Dorsey.

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

Billie E. Potts
FORT WORTH -- Billie Evelyn Potts, 49, a medication aide for Quality Care Convalescent Center, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at First St. John Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Morris-Bates Mortuary.

Billie Potts was born Jan. 6, 1948, in Rusk County.

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

Ann Powell
EULESS -- Ann Powell, 56, a homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church. Burial: private. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lucas Funeral Home. Vigil: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Ann Powell was born Oct. 13, 1940, in Williamston, N.C. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and Artworks.

Mrs. Powell was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Sarah Woolford.

Survivors: Husband, Bev Powell of Euless; sons, Evan Powell of San Antonio and Shawn Powell of Fort Bragg, N.C.; daughters, Lisa Powell and Michele Edwards, both of Euless; and sister, Nancy Woolford of Boxford, Mass.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Charlie J. Raven
FORT WORTH -- Charlie J. Raven, 86, a retired employee of the National Weather Service, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Mausoleum.

Memorials: Eagle Mountain Fire Department.

Charlie J. Raven was born July 2, 1910, in Austin, and had resided in Fort Worth since 1946. He started his weather bureau career in Groesbeck in 1929, and worked for the National Weather Service for his entire career. He was a member of Broadway Baptist Church and its Longhorn Sunday School Class.

Survivors: Wife, Ola F. Raven of Fort Worth; daughter, Mary Lewis of Fort Worth; brother, Louie L. Raven of Indianapolis, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Carol Seefeldt
KELLER -- Carol Seefeldt, 51, a homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Keller.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Peace Lutheran Church in Hurst. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Carol Seefeldt was born June 9, 1945, in Portland, Ore.

She was a longtime member of Peace Lutheran Church and did volunteer work for many years at Second Glance Resale Shops for battered women.

Survivors: Husband, Vic Seefeldt of Keller; daughters, Rene Rhodes and husband, Guy, of Hurst and Laurie Merritt and husband, Paul, of Boone, N.C.; mother, Thelma Schroeder of Portland, Ore.; brother, David Schroeder of The Dalles, Ore; sisters, Miriam Hoyt of Portland, Ore., Linda Everson of Tacoma, Wash., and Nancy Ziehm of Las Vegas, Nev.; and grandchild, Matthew Rhodes of Hurst.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Petra E. Senac
FORT WORTH -- Petra Elizondo Senac, 90, a homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Rosary: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Petra Senac was born April 27, 1906, in Beaumont. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rumaldo Senac, on April 27, 1990.

Survivors: Son, Samuel Elizondo Zarate of Fort Worth; daughters, Mary L. Elizondo Zarate Salinas of Fort Worth; sister, Maria Monica Garza of San Antonio; grandchildren, Jose Zarate, Mary Moon, Rosa Stillwell, Lupe Zarate, Marta Madrid, Jose Luis Zarate, Josie Mendez, Patricia A. Cabral, Irene Torres, Joe Anthony Salinas, Eloy Salinas Jr. and Stephanie M. Salinas, all of Fort Worth, and Ofelia Garza of Laredo; great- grandchildren, Robert, John and Stephen Zarate, Joe B. Cabral Jr., Amanda D. Cabral, Christopher Moon, Michael Moon, all of Fort Worth, Erica Garza and Mario Garza, both of Laredo, Amanda Stillwell, Alexandra Stillwell, Leticia Zarate, Patricia Zarate, Jessica Zarate, Edward Zarate and Veronica Mendez, all of Fort Worth, and Christopher Michael Salinas, Christina Michelle Salinas and Joe Anthony Salinas II, all of Germany.

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

Cal Simmons
GRAPEVINE -- Cal Simmons, 86, a retired schoolteacher, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at a Grapevine hospital.

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

Cal Simmons was born Oct. 30, 1910, in Grapevine. He was a graduate of Baylor University and was a member of First Baptist Church of Grapevine.

Survivors: Brother, Earl Yates of Grapevine; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Lucas Funeral Home
Grapevine, 488-7566
 

Alpha D. Smith
DALLAS -- Alpha D. Smith, 78, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Chireno. Officiating: the Rev. Farrah Bentley. Burial: Lower Chireno Cemetery. Visitation: 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Sparkmanrane Funeral Home.

Alpha D. Smith was born Sept. 28, 1918, in Ozark, Ala.

Survivors: Wife, Oma; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Susan Smith of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Edward and Stephanie Smith; and sister, Lena Harman of Huntsville, Ala.

Sparkmanrane Funeral Home
Dallas, (214) 327-8291
 

Thomas E. Snowden
ARLINGTON -- Thomas E. Snowden, 82, a retired LTV inspector, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Dallas.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Thomas E. Snowden was born March 2, 1914, in Giddings. He was a disabled World War II veteran and served in the World War II. He was a member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church for over 40 years.

Survivors: Wife, Pearl Snowden of Arlington; son, Thomas E. Snowden Jr. of Arlington; daughters, Grace Snowden Head of Arlington and Colleen Roth of Cohasset, Mass.; brother, J.D. Snowden of Texas; sister, Clifford Lewis of Dallas; five grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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

Walter I. Spears
FORT WORTH -- Walter Isaac Spears, 66, a policeman, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at a local hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Wednesday in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Walter Spears was born Feb. 2, 1931, in Kansas City, Kan.

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

Robert T. Taylor
ARLINGTON -- Robert T. Taylor, 87, a retired major general and former chief of Air Force chaplains, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: noon Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Arlington, 300 S. Center. Burial: 3 p.m. Wednesday in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Moore Funeral Home.

Retired Maj. Gen. Robert T. Taylor, former chief of Air Force chaplains, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, in Arlington. He was born April 11, 1909, in Henderson. A highly decorated former POW, Gen. Taylor received his bachelor's degree from Baylor University in 1933, earned a master's degree in 1936 and a doctorate in theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1939. In 1941, Chaplain Taylor was regimental chaplain to the 31st Infantry Regiment in the Philippines. After the Japanese invasion, Chaplain Taylor distinguished himeself during the heaviest of fighting and received the Silver Star Medal for valor by risking his life to recover wounded soldiers.

Following the surrender of Bataan, Chaplain Taylor was forced to march without food, water or rest in the infamous "Death March" en route to prison camps. Chaplain Taylor worked extensively in the camp hospitals attempting to comfort the sick and dying. He was later transferred with a group of officers to Japan in unmarked prison ships known as the "Hellships." Two of the ships in which he was transported were bombed and sunk by American planes. Chaplain Taylor was one of only 497 survivors of the original 1,619 prisoners to reach Japan alive. He was liberated in Manchuria in September 1945. He continued to serve as a chaplain in the Air Force and in 1962, was appointed by President Kennedy to the rank of major general and chief of Air Force chaplains. He served in that position until retirement in 1966.

Returning to Texas, he became director of development for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His military awards include the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation, and Distinguished Service Medal. Gen. Taylor was a 33rd degree Mason and recipient of the Gourgas Medal of the Supreme Council Scottish Rite. He also was awarded the Daughters of the American Revolution Medal of Honor. Gen. Taylor was a recipient of four honorary doctorate degrees. He was a member of the Fort Worth Optimists and First Baptist Church of Arlington.

Survivors: Wife, Mildred Good Taylor; son, Robert P. Taylor Jr.; daughter-in- law, Mary Elizabeth Savary-Taylor; and two grandchildren, Matthew Robert Taylor and Jordan Melissa Taylor.

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

Jack Taylor
MORGAN -- Jack Taylor, 72, a retired farmer and rancher, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at a Waco hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Blum Cemetery in Blum. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Jack Taylor was born March 26, 1924, in Blum.

Survivors: Wife, Ruth Taylor of Morgan; daughters and son-in-law, Jo Ann Randolph of Blum and Cinda and Roger Schronk of Hillsboro; brother, Donald Taylor of Blum; sisters, Mary Ruth Clark and Bennye McMullin, both of Fort Worth; and six grandchildren.

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

Freddy B. Tucker
PILOT POINT -- Freddy Bob Tucker, 52, heating and air-conditioning supervisor for the University of North Texas, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at a hospital in Ardmore, Okla.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Huff/ Slay Funeral Home. Burial: Bolivar Cemetery in Bolivar. Visitation: Tuesday at the funeral home.

Freddy Bob Tucker was born Sept. 5, 1944, in Bolivar.

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

Leslie Valdez
FORT WORTH -- Leslie Valdez, a newborn, died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Wednesday in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

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

Virgal C. Vogt
RICHLAND HILLS -- Virgal C. Vogt, 82, retired owner of the Vogt Marine dealership, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Virgal C. Vogt was born Oct. 15, 1914, in Pearl. He was a defense contractor for the military during World War II. Mr. Vogt entered the marine business on Eagle Mountain Lake by converting a small fishing camp into Twin Points Beach Resort. He built Vogt Marine at 4208 E. Belknap in 1950 and was a charter member of the Tarrant County Marine Dealers, which started the Fort Worth Boat Show in 1956.

Mr. Vogt was a member of Baker Boulevard Church of Christ.

Survivors: Wife of 56 years, Bonnie Lee Vogt of Richland Hills; sons, Danny Vogt of Fort Worth and Randall and his wife, Debbie Vogt, of Southlake; daughters, Sandra Hamilton of Bedford, Sherryl Cannon and her husband, Lloyd, of Aubrey and Gayla Chesney and her husband, Dean, of Spring; sisters, Wilma Brown and Laverne Lachey; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Bennie J. Wiseman
DUNCANVILLE -- Bennie Joe "Ben" Wiseman, 54, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at David Clayton & Sons Funeral Home. Officiating will be the Revs. Mac Roller and Darrell Opper. Burial: Venus Memorial Park in Venus.

Bennie Joe "Ben" Wiseman was born Nov. 5, 1942.

Survivors: Wife, Sharon Carter Wiseman of Duncanville; daughter and son- in-law, Elizabeth and Lt. Eric McElwain of Arlington; son and daughter-in-law, Dell and Leah Wiseman of Arlington; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ina and Don Gentry of Duncanville and Evelyn and Elijah Lackey of DeSoto; mother and stepfather, Vernis and Alex Speer of Duncanville; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

David Clayton & Sons
Duncanville, (972) 298-7222

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