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Roy P. Bates 

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials: The American Heart Association

Roy P. Bates was born Feb. 16, 1906, in Dallas. He retired after 40 years with Texas Electric. He said West Texas is almost like home. He was the first superintendent at the Permian Basin plant, assuming those duties in January 1948. He also served as Morgan Creek plant superintendent during a 13-year stint in West Texas. He was a Dallas native. Mr. Bates earned an electrical engineering degree at Texas A&M in 1928. He was married for 60 years. He was preceded in death by his son, Roy Eugene Bates.

Survivors: Wife of 60 years, Lottie Bates of Haltom City; son and daughter- in-law, Phillip L. and Bonnie Bates of Slocum; daughters, Linda S. Peters of Arlington; grandchildren, Shannon Bates Tucker of San Antonio, Kimberly Peters Celis of Arlington and Tammy L. Peters of Arlington; one nephew; and two nieces.

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

J.B. Biggerstaff
GRAPEVINE -- J.B. Biggerstaff, 80, a retired assembler who had been with General Dynamics for 19 years, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at a Grapevine hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

J.B. Biggerstaff was born Oct. 24, 1916, in Denton County. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Grapevine.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Jean Schenck, his parents, John and Lilly Biggerstaff, and a brother, Lawrence Biggerstaff.

Survivors: Wife, Eva Biggerstaff of Grapevine; daughter, Patricia Brogden of Euless; sisters, Lorene McFarling of Fort Worth and Winnie Cunningham of Denton; grandchildren, Tony and Phillip Schenck and Andrea Linehan; great- grandchildren, Kenneth and Kaitlyn Linehan and Shalei and Tyler Schenck; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Constance Bowie
FORT WORTH -- Constance "Connie" Bowie, 40, a hospital cafeteria worker, was found dead Friday, Jan. 17, 1997, at home, the victim of a fire.

Memorial service: 1 p.m. Thursday at Cooper Street Baptist Church, 1801 Riverside Dr. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Constance Bowie was born Oct. 20, 1956, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Husband, Romie Edwards Jr.; sons, Romie III and Perry Edwards; daughters, Tayiika Bowie, Sheila Boiling, Destiny Edwards and Ivanne Edwards; mother, Martha Bowie; brother, James Bowie; sisters, Sheila and Rosaline Bowie and Jacqueline Davis; half sister, Sharon Wilson; and two grandchildren.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

William J.T. Brantley
HALTOM CITY -- William J.T. Brantley, 69, an aircraft mechanic, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at home.

Memorial service: no service is scheduled.

William J.T. Brantley was born June 30, 1927, in Sturges, Ky.

Survivors: Wife, Sandy J. Brantley; sons, two of California; daughter and three stepdaughters, all of California; and one sister of California.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Olin H. Brantley
MERIDIAN -- Olin H. Brantley, 86, a barber who retired in 1974, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at a Clifton nursing home.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lawson Funeral Home. Burial: Meridian Cemetery.

Memorials: Meridian Cemetery Association, Meridian, Texas 76665.

Olin Brantley was born July 31, 1910, in Clifton.

Lawson Funeral Home
Meridian, (817) 435-2792
 

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

Our little angel is survived by her:

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
 

John T. Burris
FORT WORTH -- John Taylor Burris, 2 days old, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, at home.

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

John Taylor Burris was born Jan. 29, 1997, in Fort Worth. He was preceded in death by his brother, James Wayne Burris, in 1992.

Survivors: Father, Stephen Robert Burris of Fort Worth; mother, Aimee Burris of Fort Worth; brother, Stephen Burris of Fort Worth; sister, Brandi LeAnne Burris of Fort Worth; paternal grandparents, Robert and Alicia Burris of Fort Worth; maternal grandparents, Joe and Lynda Broussard of Fort Worth; great-grandparents, both maternal and paternal; uncles, Joseph Broussard and Jose Ramirez, both of Fort Worth; aunt, Tina Marsh of Fort Worth; and cousin, JoAnna Marsh of Fort Worth.

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

Dan M. Carnes
MIDLAND -- Dan M. Carnes, 73, a dentist, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at a Midland hospital.

Memorial service: 1 p.m. Thursday at Hope Lutheran Church. Officiating: the Rev. David Herman.

Memorials: Hope Lutheran Church, 2003 North A Street, Midland, Texas 79705.

Dr. Dan M. Carnes was born Nov. 19, 1923, in San Antonio. Upon graduation from Baylor University Dental School, he interned at St. Mary Hospital in San Antonio. During the Korean War, he was stationed in Biloxi, Miss., where he was chief of oral surgery. After the war, he practiced dentistry in San Antonio and El Paso, before moving his practice to Midland from 1955 to 1983. Dr. Carnes was a member of Hope Lutheran Church.

Survivors: Wife, Norma J. Carnes of Midland; son, Daniel M. Carnes Jr. and his wife, Lynn, of Fort Worth; daughter, Cindy M. Watters and her husband, Jim, of San Antonio; stepson, Danny R. Meroney of Ranger; stepdaughter, Linda J. Meroney of Dallas; sister, Margaret Spence of San Antonio; and three grandchildren.

Ellis Funeral Home
Midland, (915) 683-5555
 

Rubye J. Carter
EULESS -- Rubye Jo Carter, 70, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at a Bedford retirement center.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Rubye Carter was born Feb. 11, 1926, in Collinsville, Texas, and was reared in Denton County. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Euless.

She was preceded in death by her husband, T.L. Carter.

Survivors: Son and wife, William Lynn and Sharon Carter of Bedford; daughter and husband, Debra and Joe Simmons of Fort Worth; sister, Mary Lee Hart of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Shana Hovey of Grand Prairie, Lyndee Gasaway of Levelland, Carter Guinn with the U.S. Air Force, and Deanna Guinn of Fort Worth; and great-grandchild, Jacob Hovey of Grand Prairie.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Gregory A. Chupp
ARLINGTON -- Gregory Alan Chupp, 35, an AIDS educator with several organizations including the AIDS Outreach Center and AIDS Interfaith of Tarrant County, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, after a long illness.

Memorial service: 6 p.m. Friday at North Davis Church of Christ, Interstate 30 at North Davis Drive in Arlington, with, as he wanted, a party immediately following the memorial service. Service is casual!

Memorials: AIDS Interfaith of Tarrant County in his name, in lieu of flowers.

Gregory Alan Chupp worked with the speakers bureau, where he did public speaking, mainly to schoolchildren on the subject of AIDS prevention. He also was an award-winning editor of a newsletter called `The Voices of Friends,' geared to those affected by HIV/AIDS in the Arlington area. He also volunteered with the Names Project of Tarrant County. He has requested that it be known that AIDS is preventable! He asked that everyone learn how to keep yourself and your children safe!

Gregory was born in Granada Hill, Calif., on Sept. 7, 1961.

Survivors: His father, Ira, and his wife Peggy Ann; three brothers, Stephen and Jeffrey of Arlington and Eric of North Richland Hills; sister, Vickie Lynn, also of Arlington; many nieces and nephews, including John, Nathan, Nataleigh, Alexandria and Chase; many family members in the Washington, D.C., area including Suzanne, Claudia, Tickie, Donna, Kay, Jill, Adelaide, Jack, Carol Ann, Tony, Joanne, Tina, Kelley and Vicki; Aunt Levi and Edward Chupp in Indiana; and Aunt Rosetta Miller in Florida. The list must include Irene and all the Monday Night friends. His very faithful dog, Mishka.
 

Charles W. Coan
DE LEON -- Charles Wade Coan, 71, a retired electrician for Texas Electric, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at a De Leon hospital.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of De Leon.

Charles Wade Coan was born Oct. 14, 1925.

Survivors: Wife, Leona Coan; son, Ronnie Coan; daughter, Connie Coan; brother, Kenneth Coan; sister, Nelda Boyette; and seven grandchildren.

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

Roy R. Croy
AIKEN, S.C. -- Roy R. Croy Jr., 75, a retired engineer and Air Force colonel, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, in Augusta, Ga.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Thursday in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Roy R. Croy Jr. was born June 2, 1921, in Stuttgart, Ark. He was in the U.S. Air Force for 30 years. He was the final assignment director of TEST at Arnold Engineering and Development. He was financial director at Los Alamos Research Laboratory. He retired to Fort Worth in 1979. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years in 1991.

Survivors: Sons, Michael Croy of Fort Worth; daughters, Sandra Croy of Aiken, S.C.; sister, Rosemary Wooley of Little Rock, Ark.; and grandchildren, Jay Croy, Julie Croy, Jonathan Croy and Natalie Smock.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Pascual A. Davalos
MERIDIAN -- Pascual A. Davalos, 36, a cement plant maintenance employee, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, in Morgan.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Lawson Funeral Home. Burial: Meridian Cemetery.

Pascual Davalos was born May 17, 1960, in Jalisco, Mexico.

Lawson Funeral Home
Meridian, (817) 435-2792
 

Teresa M. Dobbins
FORT WORTH -- Teresa M. Dobbins, 35, a registered nurse, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Thursday at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Teresa Dobbins was born May 10, 1961, in Graham, Texas. A graduate of Mary Hardin-Baylor, she was a neurosurgical nurse for Scott & White in Temple before moving back to Fort Worth. She was also a former employee of John Peter Smith Hospital, where she worked in the medical ICU, then transferring to All Saints City View as an O.R. nurse being her last place of employment.

Survivors: Parents, Jodie C. and Josie M. Dobbins of Fort Worth; brother, David Carl Dobbins of Fort Worth; sister, Vicki L. Culp of Waco; nephew, Steven C. Hatfield of Fort Worth; niece, April Hatfield of Waco; and many dear friends and co-workers who will miss her very much.

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

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
 

Louise Gardner
AUSTIN -- Louise Gardner, 87, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Luke's on the Lake Episcopal Church. The Rev. Roland Timberlake will officiate. Burial: Austin Memorial Park.

Memorials: St. Luke's on the Lake Episcopal Church.

Louise Gardner was a member of St. Luke's on the Lake Episcopal Church. She was devoted to her family and enjoyed a wide circle of friends on Lake Travis. She was an enthusiastic member of the garden club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Gardner, and daughter, Elizabeth Jones.

She will be missed by all who enjoyed her warmth and generous nature.

Survivors: Sons, Steve Gardner and his wife, Ann, of Austin and Terry Gardner of Fort Worth; sisters, Martha Strawn of Austin and Elizabeth Williams of California; brother, Joe McMinn of Hamilton; grandchildren, Julie Frazier, Travis Gardner and May Gardner; great- grandchildren, Tucker and Reilly Frazier; and several nieces and nephews.

Weed-Corley-Fish
Austin, (512) 452-8811
 

Kathleen Bardwell Godwin
FORT WORTH -- Kathleen Bardwell Godwin, 72, a retired office administrator, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Oakhurst Presbyterian Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: in lieu of flowers, The Oakhurst Presbyterian Memorial Fund at 2001 Bonnie Brae.

Kathleen Bardwell Godwin was born Sept. 22, 1924, in Heavener, Okla. She was born to Ora Lee and Harry Bardwell in Heavener, Okla. Her family relocated to Fort Worth in 1926, where she passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, after a 10 year battle with Leukemia. Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, John K. Godwin Jr.

She was an active member of Oakhurst Presbyterian Church where she served as both Elder and President of the Women of the Church. She was awarded an honorary life-time membership in the Women of the Church for her devoted service. Mrs. Godwin was also a member of the Eastern Star Chapter 219 of Grand Prairie and a volunteer of the Lamp Stand in Arlington.

Survivors:Children, Joan and John; daughter-in-law, Delaine Godwin; sister, June Childress; grandchildren, Marla, Lori, John Richard and Dan; great- grandchildren; Mason, Chelsea, Michell and Mackenzie.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Margaret Gonzales
FORT WORTH -- Margaret Louise West Gonzales, 84, a retired beautician, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at a local care center.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Wednesday in Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Margaret Louise West Gonzales was born June 13, 1912, in Corsicana.

Survivors: Daughter, Esther Jeannine Swain of Bedford; three grandchildren, Darren Bradley Swain, Richard Charles Swain Jr. and Brent Merreck Swain; and three great-grandchildren.

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

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. Officiating will be the Rev. Bill Longsworth. Mrs. Hallmark's 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 and also taught at TCU. 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.
 

Jacob N. Holt
WATAUGA -- Jacob Nicholas Holt, 3 months old, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, in Watauga.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Rita Catholic Church. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Vigil: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home.

Memorials: SIDS Alliance, 1401 Airport Freeway, Bedford 76021.

Jacob Nicholas Holt was born Oct. 31, 1996, in Bedford. He was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church.

Survivors: Parents, Kevin and Louise Holt of Watauga; brothers, his twin, Joshua Marcus Holt, and Gabriel Holt and Zachary Holt; maternal grandparents, Paul and Emily Romero of Columbus, Ind.; paternal grandparents, Norman and Joan Holt of Fort Worth; paternal great-grandmother, Oma Ghist of Hohenwald, Tenn.; and maternal great- grandfather, Raymond Romero of Portales, N.M.

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

Daphine Hudson
WHITE SETTLEMENT -- Daphine Hudson, 64, a homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Daphine Hudson was born Jan. 13, 1933, in Bluff Dale. She was a member of Las Vegas Trail Church of Christ. Mr. and Mrs. Hudson celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary on Jan. 20, 1997.

Survivors: Husband of 46 years, Billy Hudson of White Settlement; son, Phillip Hudson and wife, Pat, of Burleson; daughter, Marilyn Shirley and Husband, Larry, of Fort Worth; mother, Ione Edwards of Dublin, Texas; sister, Vencle Hutchison of Hewitt; grandchildren, Laurie Williams, Chris Shirley, Tiffany Shirley, Ronnie Knight, Shawn Knight and Anna Knight; and great- grandchildren; Cassidy Williams, Alex, Brittany and David Knight.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

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.

Memorials: Normandale Baptist Church Building Fund.

Lemuel D. Johns was born Oct. 3, 1928, in Sikeston, Mo. He had been a Fort Worth resident since 1949. He served in the 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
 

Finis E. Jolly
FORT WORTH -- Finis E. Jolly, 74, retired owner of Industrial Cleaners Co., died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Officiating: Rev. Walter Black of Arlington Heights Methodist Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Young Life of Fort Worth or Arlington Heights High School Booster Club.

Finis Jolly was born Oct. 15, 1922, in Newport, Texas. He was a member of Arlington Heights Methodist Church, was a charter member of Ridglea Country Club Golf Association and a member of the American Contract Bridge League. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. He was a very loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Betty Richardson Jolly.

Survivors: Daughter, Ann Jolly Harbuck and husband, Hal, of Fort Worth; sons, Guy R. Davis of Joshua and Gib M. Davis of Fort Worth; brother, J.A. Jolly of Honey Grove; grandsons, Josh Harbuck, Carter Harbuck and Greg Foster; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

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
 

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: 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

Earl "Honey" Lee Knight was born May 24, 1913, in Lindale, Texas. He 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 her husband, Dawnell and Nathan Herndon of Fort Worth; and a large extended family.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Dwayne E. Lane
FORT WORTH -- Dwayne Emory Lane, 58, a defense contractor, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Dwayne Emory Lane was born Nov. 21, 1938, in Eldorado, Okla. He was a member of the Oklahoma Air National Guard, the Masonic Order, the American Legion in Tulsa and the Quality Assurance Engineers Society of America.

Survivors: Wife, Constance Lane of Fort Worth; son Dwayne L. Lane of Sherman; stepchildren, Victoria Deerman of Lucas, Texas, Rebecca Beahler of Tulsa, Okla., and Teresa Gilbert, Gregg and David Gilbert, all of Fort Worth; mother, Lucille Lane of Tulsa, Okla.; brother, Lee Alan Lane of Austin and Donald C. Lane of Seattle, Wash.; and grandchildren, Brittany, Stewart, Brad, Casey, Ryan, Ashlee, David and Robert.

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

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.

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 Moseley 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 St. 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.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orian Curtis Loving, in 1984.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Stephen 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
 

Velma L.W. Marcel
FORT WORTH -- Velma Lee Williams Marcel, 54, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, at a medical center.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Lawton, Okla. Burial: Highland Cemetery in Lawton, Okla. Family hour will be 7 to 8 p.m. at Church of Philadephia in Fort Worth.

Velma Lee Williams Marcel was born Aug. 18, 1942, in Lawton, Okla. She was reared by her grandmother, Bertha Adams, now deceased.

Survivors: Husband, Rev. James Marcel Sr.; son, James Marcel Jr.; daughter, Annalicia Smith; brothers, Henry V. Williams and James A. Peters; sister, Kimberly Peters Dishman; eight grandchildren; and aunts, Lula M Hogan, Rev. Luvenia Brooks and Gertrude Larkin.

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

Moody McEwing
FORT WORTH -- Moody McEwing, 92, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: Saturday at Sweet Union Baptist Church in Jacksonville. Memorial service: beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul Baptist Church in Fort Worth.

Moody McEwing was born Oct. 24, 1904, in Rusk.

Survivors: Son, Mitchell Dalton McEwing and his wife, Verta; daughter, Sena Faye Ashurst and her husband, Nelson; three grandchildren, Nathan Spencer, Andrea R. McEwing and Veronica Le Dalton McEwing; three nieces, Helen Tilley, Charlene Belcher and Pearlie B. Redd; and his extended family, Leola Redd, Debra and Linda.

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

Essie O. McGuire
FORT WORTH -- Essie O. McGuire, 89, a homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Memorial service: was 4 p.m. Tuesday at Oak Park Retirement Center Chapel in Fort Worth. Father Oliver Smith officiated. Graveside service: 11 a.m. Wednesday in Rockwood Cemetery. Rev. Jeff Robinett will officiate.

Essie O. McGuire was born June 3, 1907, in Rockwood to the late Frank Cathey and Ann Bailey Cathey. She married Vernon M. McGuire, in Cisco on Aug. 16, 1924. He preceded her in death in 1971. She was a member of First Christian Church of McAllen.

Survivors: Nephews, Jimmy Austin of Fort Worth and Paul Hemphill of Garland.

Henderson Funeral Home.
Coleman, (915) 625-2121
 

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

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

Memorials: charity of choice.

Richard Allen 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 Taylor 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
 

Clifford D. Miller Sr.
FORT WORTH -- Clifford Dewitt Miller Sr. passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Feb. 8 at Volintine Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn. Wake: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 8 at the church.

Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Gladys Miller of Fort Worth; children, Mr. Adrian R. Miller of Fort Worth and Mr. Clifford Miller Jr., Mr. Ronald Miller, Mrs. Christy Miller Small, Mr. Tyndall Miller and Mr. Tony Black, all of Memphis; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Norma Lee Ford, and one brother, Mr. Perry Miller, both of Memphis.

Black & Clark Funeral Home
Dallas, (214) 376-8297
 

Eugene Monroe
FORT WORTH -- Eugene Monroe, 85, a retired cement finisher, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, at a care center.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Baker Funeral Home. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park in Arlington.

Eugene Monroe was born Jan. 19, 1912, in Kerens in Navarro County. Baker Funeral Home
301 E. Rosedale St., 332-4468
 

Robert L. Moore
DALLAS -- Robert Lee Moore, 72, self-employed with Moore Laundromat in Dallas, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral: noon Thursday at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Dallas. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas. Visitation: open, after noon Tuesday.

Robert Moore was born June 1, 1924, in Everman. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and had received the Bronze Star medal of valor for service in the South Pacific.

Survivors: Son, Patrick C. Thompson of Dallas; sister, Stella Mae Wilson of Fort Worth; nieces, Letha Cornwall, Marilyn Cox, Wilma Matthews, Ethel Berkley, Gladys McLane, Betty Hicks, Ellen Carter; and a host of great-nieces, nephews, and loving friends.

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

Samuel I. Moss
FORT WORTH -- Samuel I. Moss, 71, a retired General Electric managing engineer, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kornbleet Chapel. Rabbi Sidney Zimelman will officiate. Members of the Jewish War Veterans will bear his casket to the grave. Burial: Ahavath Sholom Cemetery.

Memorials: charity of choice.

Mr. Moss, a native of Chicago, Ill., and longtime resident of Fort Worth, was preceded in death by his son, Lee Cory Moss, who died in 1986. He was a member of Congregation Ahavath Sholom and B'nai Brith. After serving in the United States Navy during World War II, he became a member of the Jewish War Veterans, active in local post.

Survivors: Wife, Elaine Shulkin Moss of Fort Worth; daughter, Leslie Moss of Fort Worth; grandson and "Buddy," Justin Davied Lee Moss of Fort Worth; brother, Leo Moss of San Diego, California; sister, Ann Feldman of Miami, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233
 

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

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

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

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Robert Allen Myers Sr. and Edrie 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
 

Mildred Neely
GRANBURY -- Mildred Neely, a retired nursing home administrator, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at Granbury nursing home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Martin's Funeral Home in Granbury. Burial: Holly Hills Memorial Park in Granbury.

Mildred Neely was born in Hill City, Somervell County.

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

Eva Olvera
FORT WORTH -- Eva Olvera, 66, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at a Fort Worth Hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial:. Mount Olivet Cemetery. Rosary: 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Eva Olvera was born Oct. 15, 1930, in Mexico.

Survivors: Husband, Fidel Olvera of Fort Worth; sons, Bernardo Olvera of Fort Worth, Fidel Olvera Jr. of Austin and Baldemar Olvera of Fort Worth; daughters, Argelia Acevedo of Floresville; Eva Duran, Angelica Flores, Adriana Calderon and Concepion Pozos, all of Fort Worth, and Oscar Ponce and Jose Ponce, both of Fort Worth; 35 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

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

Bill Page
ROANOKE -- Bill Page, 54, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral: pending. Burial: pending.

Bill Page was born in April 1942.

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

Margaret G. Palmer
FORT WORTH -- Margaret "Ruth" Gibson Palmer, 69, a homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 10:30 Wednesday in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Margaret G. Palmer was born Aug. 30, 1927, in Angleton.

Survivors: Brothers, Robert, Dale Charles and Thomas Gibson; sisters, Grace James Ruby Athey, Jessie Hudgins, Christine McElveen and Irene Gibson.

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

Emma L. Porter
LAKE WORTH -- Emma Louise Porter, 56, a retired respiratory therapist for All Saints Hospital, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, at home.

Funeral: pending in Arkansas.

Emma Louise Porter was born Sept. 14, 1940, in Lake Village, Ark. She was preceded in death by her father, Ray Burgess, and brother, Pelham Burgess.

Survivors: Mother, Ruth Burgess of Hamburg. Ark.; brothers, John Burgess of Camden, Ark., Scott Burgess, Steve Burgess and Otto Burgess, all of Chico, Frank Burgess of Tyler and James Burgess of Camden, Ark; and sister, Judy Carpenter of Hamburg, Ark.

Baumgardner Funeral Home
3704 Highway 377 S., 731-8400
 

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
 

Selena Ramirez
FORT WORTH -- Selena Ramirez, 3 months, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at a local hospital.

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

Selena Ramirez was born Oct. 25, 1996, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Parents, Rafael and Maria de la Luz Ramirez; brothers, Miguel Angel and Rafael Ramirez Jr.; grandparents, Ventura Ramirez and Maria de la Luz Martinez; and cousin, Ramiro Martinez.

Alonzo Funeral Home
2301 Ephriham Ave., 740-9091
 

Artie Rockwell
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Artie Rockwell, 80, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, in Greensboro, N.C.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Artie Rockwell was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Rockwell Sr.

Survivors: Son, Floyd Rockwell Jr. of Padre Island; daughter, Linda High of Greenville, N.C.; stepdaughter, Jeanette Baker of Houston; brother, Ernest McGee of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Tom Peters of Greensboro, N.C., Tim Peters of Pensacola, Fla., Jeffrey High of Greenville, N.C., and Georgia Kay Sanchez of Austin; and great- grandchildren, Hayden Peters and Jonathan Baker.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Joe R. Rodriguez
GRANBURY -- Joe R. Rodriguez, 88, a retired farmer, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Martin's Funeral Home. Burial: Granbury Cemetery. Visitation: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Joe R. Rodriguez was born March 19, 1908, in Aguas Calientes, Mexico. He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Granbury, where he had lived since September 1951. He was a retired farm worker for Leonard Farms.

Survivors: Wife, Jane Rodriguez of Granbury; five sons, Gilbert Rodriguez of Austin, Manuel Rodriguez of Granbury, Paul Rodriguez of Aledo, Frank Rodriguez of Granbury and Richard Rodriguez of Pleasanton, Calif.; five daughters, Mary Louise Elizondo and Carmen Tyler, both of Granbury, Gloria R. Trevino of Austin and Ernestine Rabyor and Anita Fant, both of Granbury; 40 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

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

Marian H. Rominger
FORT WORTH -- Marian H. Rominger, 75, a homemaker, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: was at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Marian H. Rominger was born June, 4, 1921, in Superior, Neb., where she went to high school. She had been a resident of Fort Worth since 1966. She was active in Band Boosters at Western Hills High School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Rominger, in 1984.

Survivors: Sons, Gerald Rominger of Houston, Charles Allen Rominger of Pensacola, Fla., and James Lee Rominger of Fort Worth; daughters, Judy Grant of Lincoln, Neb., and Peggie Weatherford of Fort Worth; brothers, Willard Springer and Ralph Springer, both of Superior; sister, Irene Franks of Jewel City, Kan.; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3000 White Settlement, 336-0584
 

Ella M. Russell
BRECKENRIDGE -- Ella M. Russell, 80, a retired grocery store checker, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at a Breckenridge hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Thursday in Wayland Cemetery.

Ella Russell was born Aug. 3, 1916, in Milford Center, Ohio.

Memorials: Catholic Church.

Morehart Mortuary
Breckenridge, (817) 559-5421
 

Lorraine M. Sanders
FORT WORTH -- Lorraine M. Sanders, 94, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997.

Funeral: was Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. Burial: Lincoln Memorial Park.

Lorraine M. Sanders was formerly of Lincoln, Neb., and Denver, Colo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Sanders.

Survivors: Daughter, Betty Boyd of Fort Worth; sister, Inez Ritchey of Brush, Colo.; grandchildren and spouses, Pam and Ken Latham of Littleton, Colo., and Bruce and Denise Boyd of St. Petersburg, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Chris and Danny Latham and Megan and Sarah Boyd.

Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home
Lincoln, Neb., (402) 423-1515
 

Annie W. Schlittler
GRAHAM -- Annie Walker Schlittler, 95, a homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Graham.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at McMillan-Satterwhite Funeral Home. Burial: Center Ridge Cemetery in Young County.

Annie Walker Schlittler was born July 1, 1901, in Young County.

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

Elaine S. Schrock
FORT WORTH -- Elaine S. Schrock, 82, a retired former manager of apartment houses, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: The James West Presbyterian Special Care Center, 111 Summit Ave. 76102, or the Alzheimer's Association of Tarrant County, P.O. Box 9709, 76147.

Elaine S. Schrock was born Sept. 25, 1914, in Oklahoma. She was a resident of Fort Worth since 1966. She was a Methodist. The widow of J. Ford Schrock, she was preceded in death by her son, Jerry Ford Schrock.

Survivors: Daughters, Phyllis Schrock Sparks of Fort Worth; grandson, Steven Gaines Ford Sparks and his wife, Leticia; and granddaughter, Suzannah Jane Sparks of Portland, Ore.

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

Aleese M. Schwalm
MINERAL WELLS -- Aleese McLain Schwalm, 70, a retired secretary, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church. Burial: Memory Gardens.

Aleese McLain Schwalm was born May 23, 1926, in Camden, S.C., to John Wesely and Ruth Hasty McLain.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Mineral Wells, Frances Furrh Sunday School Class and the Zonta Club. Mrs. Schwalm was a charter member of the Palo Pinto Hospital Auxiliary.

Survivors: Husband, Wayne Schwalm of Mineral Wells; son, Wayne Schwalm Jr. of Fort Worth; daughter, Sandra L. Schwalm of Weatherford; brother, John McLain of Huntsville, Ala.; sisters, Betty McLain Cassidy of Baton Rouge, La., and Carol McLain Woolnough of Huntsville, Ala.; grandchildren, Jennifer Schwalm Harwell of Fort Worth and Emily Schwalm Harwell of Grapevine; brother-in-law, Lee Ponder of Cleburne; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Ronnie S. Shackelford
ARLINGTON -- Ronnie Sue Shackelford, 53, a machine tool salesperson, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, at home.

Memorial service: Friday at First Baptist Church of Apache, Okla. Officiating: the Rev. Bud Jones of First Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Ronnie Sue Shackelford was born May 30, 1943, in Fort Worth. She moved from Paradise Valley, Okla., to Arlington in September 1995. She was a member of Paradise Valley Baptist Church.

Survivors: Four sons, Mike of Meers, Okla., Robin of Apache, Gary of Paradise Valley and Thomas Russell of Wichita Mountain Estates, Okla.; two grandchildren, Jessica and Jennifer of Cache, Okla.; two sisters, Pat Smith of Wheeler and Earlene Green of Fort Worth; and a brother, Tom Griggs of Grand Prairie.

Crews Funeral Home
Apache, Okla. (405) 588-3366
 

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

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

Cal Simmons was born Oct. 30, 1910, in Grapevine. She 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
 

Helen L. Simmons
FORT WORTH -- Helen Louise Simmons, 81, a former statistical analyst for General Dynamics for 40 years, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Helen Simmons was born July 7, 1915, in Houston. She was a member of St. Patrick Cathedral.

Survivors: Son, John T. Simmons of Fort Worth; daughter, Paula D. Wallace of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Robbynn Simmons of Sunnyvale, Michael Simmons of Meridian, Miss., and Christopher Wallace of Arlington; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Joe T. Smallwood
BURLESON -- Joe T. Smallwood, 72, a retired Lone Star Gas manager, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Grove Baptist Church.

Joe T. Smallwood was born March 3, 1924, in Dallas and had resided in Burleson for 50 years. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas and Hill Junior College and served in the Navy during World War II. He retired from Lone Star Gas in 1986 after 38 years.

Mr. Smallwood was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and gardening and was devoted to his family.

Survivors: Wife, Victoria Smallwood of Burleson; son, David Smallwood of Burleson; daughter, Linda Large of Roanoke; sister, Helen Bell of Cedar Creek Lake; and grandchildren, Gary Dolpha Freeman of San Diego, Calif., Chandlor Freeman of Arlington and Stephanie Smallwood of Burleson.

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

J.W. Stout
GRAHAM -- J.W. Stout, 74, a retired electrician, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at a Wichita Falls hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Graham. Burial: Throckmorton Cemetery in Throckmorton.

J.W. Stout was born April 3, 1922, in Throckmorton County.

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

S. Wm. Susmann
WEATHERFORD -- S. Wm. Susmann, 91, retired from automotive sales, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at home.

Funeral: none schduled at this time.

S. Wm. Susmann was born Feb. 18, 1905, in Perth Amboy, N.J.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211
 

Robert P. Taylor
ARLINGTON -- Robert P. 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.

Retired Maj. Gen. Robert P. 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
 

John W. Traylor
BANGS -- John W. Traylor, 67, a mechanic and carpenter, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of the Chimes at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Burial: Laurel Land Cemetery.

John W. Traylor was born March 21, 1929, in Gordon in Palo Pinto County. He was the son of the late Wesley William and Winnie Louise Shurlock Traylor. He attended school in Fort Worth, where he lived most of his life. He worked as a mechanic, carpenter and in real estate for many years. He had also recently lived in Bangs prior to returning to Fort Worth. He was a Baptist.

Survivors: Sons, Wesley William Traylor and David Howard Traylor, both of Fort Worth; brother, Don Traylor of Joshua; sisters, Mary Helen Young of Weatherford, Marjorie Stephens of Bangs and Dorothey Mason of Brownwood; five grandchildren; and three stepchildren.

Heartland Funeral Home
303 Early Blvd. Early (915) 646-9424
 

Daniel E. Trussell
FORT WORTH -- Daniel Eugene Trussell III, 48, an auto mechanic for 35 years, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Daniel E. Trussell III was born Jan. 6, 1949, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Wife, Sandra Trussell of Fort Worth; stepsons, J. Don Dewveall Jr. and Justin W. Dewveall, both of Azle; daughter, Barbee Phillips of Weatherford, Michelle Mendoza of Fort Worth and January Renee Trussell Mitchell of Red Oak; mother, June Trussell of Fort Worth; sister, Joy Lou Heldt of Fort Worth; and nine grandchildren.

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

W.H. Weeber
FORT WORTH -- W.H. "Henry" Weeber, 84, a retired U.S. Air Force staff sergeant mechanic, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

W.H. Weeber was born Oct. 9, 1912, in Palmetto, Ga. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces from 1942 to 1945. He later served in the Air Force and retired after 21 years of service.

Survivors: Wife, Louise P. Weeber of Fort Worth; brothers, Johnny Weeber, Oscar Weeber and William G. Weeber; sisters, Irene Perry and Erna Schoppe; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Jesse Whitehead
ARLINGTON -- Jesse "Dub" Whitehead, 81, who retired in 1969 as a Navy aviation mechanic, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: burial at sea at a later date in Florida.

Memorials: American Lung Association or American Cancer Society.

Jesse Whitehead was born Dec. 24, 1915, in Florida City, Fla. After residing in Florida and Hawaii, he made his home in Arlington in 1972. He served in the U.S. Navy for 31 years, during World War II and the Korean War. He received commendations for American Defense Service, American Campaign, European African Middle Eastern Campaign, Navy Occupation Service, National Defense and the World War II Victory Medal.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lola Whitehead, in August 1996.

Survivors: Son, Ross Kilgore Jr. of Tampa, Fla.; daughter, Candice Skelly of Grand Prairie and Monette Brewington of Westminster, Colo.; brother, James Lanier Whitehead of Homestead, Fla; six grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681
 

Nina L. Winters
EULESS -- Nina Lavell Winters, 60, a homemaker, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 12 noon Thursday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Cemetery.

Nina Lavelee Winters was born Nov. 11, 1936, in Big Spring. She was state president for the National Society of United States Daughters of 1812. She was a charter member of George Wells Chapter No. 352 of Euless, a member of the George Wheeler Bunton Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and an organizing president of Isaac Low Chapter of the DRT. She was a longtime member of District II Representative for DRT Alamo Library Committee, a member of the Euless Preservation Committee, 1993 to present, a member of the Mid-Cities Blue Bonnet UDC and was a past member of Friends of the Euless Public Library.

Survivors: Husband, John Winters of Euless; sons, John Winters of Springtown, Archie Winters of Springtown and Gary Winters of Euless; daughters, Crystal Delk of Rocky, Okla., and Lavelle Winters of Denton; mother, Alice Couch of Weatherford; brother, Truett Couch of Richardson; sister Bennie Williams of Sweetwater; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

William C. Yeager
FORT WORTH -- William Corn Yeager, at nearly 88 years of age, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen's Church in Weatherford. Burial: City Greenwood Cemetery. Rosary: 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Visitation: Wednesday and Thursday at White's Funeral Home.

William Corn Yeager was born March 24, 1909. He was the son of Charles F. and Virginia Yeager and was the grandson of Elijah Fiske Yeager, who was a Texas State assemblyman and fought for the Confederacy. Mr. Yeager's maternal grandfather was J.W. Corn, owner of the Corn Ranch between Weatherford and Fort Worth.

Mr. Yeager spent much of his life tending his inherited share of the Corn Ranch. He also founded Glass Products Co., which produced scientific glass products. He gained his skills in this field in Monterey, Mexico, and his company produced sophisticated glass products for Texas Instruments, Swift & Co. and Armour & Co. In his later years, he was active in the oil and gas business.

Mr. Yeager was a very active member of St. Patrick Cathedral in Fort Worth. Later, after the death of his first wife, Katherine Bell Payne Yeager, he moved to Weatherford with his second wife, Frances Thorn Fulgham Yeager, and was a very active member of St. Stephen's Church.

Survivors: Two sons, Dennis R. Yeager of New York City and Michael William Yeager of Austin; stepdaughter, Kay Fulgham of Fort Worth; three granddaughters, Stephanie Yeager O'Donnell, Karen Yeager and Brenda Yeager; and four great-granddaughters, Erin Rose O'Donnell, Kelly Ann O'Donnell, Michelle Elizabeth O'Donnell and Katharine Anita O'Donnell.

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

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