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Roy L. Bates
RICHLAND HILLS -- Roy L. Bates, 93, a retired restaurant owner, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at a Richland Hills nursing home.
Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Chapel. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.
Roy L. Bates was born April 28, 1906, in Belton. He came to Fort Worth in 1923. He owned several restaurants including Virgina Lodge, Subway Cafe, White Way Cafe and Westbrook Hotel Coffee Shop, and worked at Zuider Zee, Cathutiens Steak House, Yacht Club and Pelican Bay. He retired from The American Paint Horse Association in 1987. He was a graduate of old Central High School. He had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Survivors: Wife since 1932, Doris Bates; son, Bob Bates and his wife, Earlene; daughter, Jane Fox and her husband, Mike; grandchildren, Terri Wilson, Amy Wilson, Julie Mousseau, Lynda Troutman and Nicki Fisher; and five great-grandchildren.
Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Cleveland "Cleve" Clark
MINERAL WELLS -- Cleveland Andrew "Cleve" Clark, 65, a career soldier, pilot and business manager, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at a Fort Worth hospital.
Funeral: 2 p.m Monday at First Baptist Church in Mineral Wells. Burial: Woodland Park Cemetery. Dr. Mark Bumpus will officiate.
Cleveland Clark was born Jan. 16, 1935, in North Carolina. He married Betty Galope May 27, 1990.
He joined the Army Infantry in 1955 and attended Airborne and Ranger schools. He rose to the rank of sergeant and served in the 82nd Airborne Division. In 1961, he attended Officers Candidate School and was commissioned a second lieutenant,
Clark volunteered for and was assigned to Flight School in 1962 and graduated in class 63-3 as an Army Rotary Wing Aviator in 1963. In 1964, Clark was assigned to the 119th Aviation Company in Pleiku, RSV, where he served as a aviator and flight section leader in the Second Flight Platoon in late 1964 aand during 1965. After returning to the States, he served as an Instructor Pilot at Fort Wolters, the Army Primary Helicopter Training Center and School. In 1967, he was assigned to a second tour of duty in Vietnam where he served as an aviator and as a Scout Platoon Commander in Co. B of the 227 Battalion of the First Cavalry Division at An Khe and later at other locations near the North Vietnamese and Laos borders in I Corps.
Clark was awarded numerous decorations and medals for his activities during two tours of duty in Vietnam,
After returning to the States, Clark was again assigned to Fort Wolters where he was responsible for the management of training aids in the Department of Academics. Receiving steady promotions during his military career, he retired in 1975 with the Field Grade Officer rank of Major.
Clark was what is referred to with a great deal of respect in the military, a Mustang Officer, one who worked his way up through the ranks and possessed the wisdom of that journey.
After retirement, Clark settled in San Antonio, where he opened a small restaurant and bar but found he missed aviation activity. As a result he moved to Alaska where he returned to flying helicopters. In late 1976, he returend to Mineral Wells and went to work for Edo- Aire/Mitchell as a manager of OEM Manufacturing and Delivery Scheduling. In mid-1979, he joined the first management team at S-Tee Corpoation as Manager of Manufacturing where he designed and set up the manufacturing operation which commenced in January 1980. Clark managed manufacturing at S-Tec 19 years until his retirment in 1998 as director of manufacturing. After retirement he continued his work for the company in developing preparations for new product introductions to the manufacturing process.
Clark was a life member of the American Legion Post 75 and of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2399. He was a founding member of the National Vietnam War Museum committee and a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Museum.
He was a life member of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association and a member of the Fort Wolters Chapter of that organization, where he contributed significant time and effort to organizational and community activites.
Survivors: Wife, Bretenia "Betty" G. Clark of Mineral Wells; sons, Andrew Clark of El Paso; daughters, Barbara Clark of Paradise; stepson, Bob Davis of Rochester, N.H.; stepdaughter, Evelyn smith of Mineral Wells; mother-in-law, Juliana Galope of Mineral Wells; brother, Jimmy Clark of North Carolina; and three grandchildren.
Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner
Mineral Wells, (940) 325-4422

William Carroll Denson
MINERAL WELLS -- William Carroll Denson, 91, a retired loan officer for the Federal Land Bank, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at a Mineral Wells retirement home.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Mineral Wells. Burial: Woodland Park Cemetery in Mineral Wells.
Memorials: First Baptist Church Memorial Fund; or to Palo Pinto General Hospital Auxiliary.
William Carroll Denson was born on Sept. 14, 1908, in Pittsburg, Texas, and had lived in Mineral Wells since 1923. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors: Daughter, Elizabeth D. Gainey; stepsons, Leon Wallace and Norrel Wallace; granddaughter, Carol Carrere; great-grandson, Fitch Carrere.
Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner
Mineral Wells, (940) 325-4422

Buddy Duncan
ALVARADO -- Buddy Duncan, 62, a cement finisher in the construction business, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at home.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Stepping Stone Family Church in Burleson. Burial: Glenwood Cemetery in Alvarado.
Buddy Duncan was born Nov. 29, 1937, in Graham. He was on the board of directors of the Johnson County Pioneers and Old Settlers Reunion at Alvardo. He loved hunting.
Survivors: Wife, Macie Duncan of Alvardo; daughter, Debbie Blanchard of Cleburne; sons, Bryan Duncan of Fort Worth and Wayde Duncan of Crowley; stepson, Rick Thornton of Fort Davis; stepdaughters, Johnna Birdwell of Cleburne and Brandi Jobe of Burleson; mother, DeLois Duncan of Mineral Wells; sisters, Sara Simmons of Mineral Wells and Dixie Church of Fort Worth; 13 grandchildren; one great- granddaughter; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home
Burleson, 517-5995

Nettie Edwards
GRANBURY -- Nettie Edwards, 75, a retired registered nurse with Odessa Medical Center Hospital, died Thursday, Mar. 2, 2000, in Granbury.
Funeral: 4 p.m. Saturday at Martin's Funeral Home Chapel in Granbury. Burial: Holly Hills Memorial Park.
Nettie Edwards was born Oct. 11, 1924, in Gorman. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tolar, a member of the Registered nurses Association and the George Khauff Rebecca's Lodge no. 119 Ladies VFW Auxiliary and Chico's Civic Service Club.
Survivors: Husband, Jack Edwards of Granbury; daughters, Sherrie and Larry Crosby of Granbury and Kay Patterson of Granbury; brothers, Joe Cotherman of Sweetwater and Lee and Gaynell Cotherman of Sweetwater; grandchildrne, Chad and Tonya Williams of Odessa, Rhonda Hester of Cleburne and Sheri Lyn Patterson of Granbury; great-grandchildren, Raigan Hester, Maci, Tayler, Tony "Boots" Williams; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones.
Martin's Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-1154

Shane Austin Ferrell
FORT WORTH -- Baby Shane Austin Ferrell died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2000, at a Fort Worth hospital. He was a newborn.
Graveside service: Noon Saturday in Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 11 to 11:45 am. Saturday at the funeral home.
Baby Shane Austin Ferrell was born Feb. 28, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Survivors: Mother, Anna Rubell; father, Kennedy Ferrell; grandmothers, Beverly Okemwa and Doris Ferrell; grandfather, Charles Reese; and aunts, uncles and other relatives.
Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors
4000 Miller Ave., 531-8666

Ima "Aunt Tot" Gee
GRANBURY -- Ima "Aunt Tot" Gee, 99, a homemaker, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at a Granbury medical center.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. Officiating: the Rev. Leo Gee and Dr. Eugene Robinson. Burial: Acton Cemetery in Acton. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Ima "Aunt Tot" Gee was born on Dec. 19, 1900, in Fall Creek community, Hood County, Texas. She married John Gee on Jan. 10, 1918, in Granbury, Texas. She had lived in Hood County all her life.
Survivors: Daughters and son-in-law, Gracie Stewart, Allene Price, and Mary Alice and Raymond Hopkins; daughters- in-law, Jo Gee and Emma Gee; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren.
Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000

Henry J. Hardeman Sr.
FORT WORTH -- Henry J. Hardeman Sr., 75, a self-employed welder, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at his home.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at First Riverside Baptist Church, 4901 Flamingo Road. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens.
Henry J. Hardeman Sr. was born Feb. 10, 1925, in Bastrop.
Survivors: Daughters, Rosalyn H. Bell and her husband, Willie, Vanessa Hardeman of Mount Enterprise and Machelle Sanders of Cotton Valley, La.; sisters, Beverly Taylor, Myrtle Valentine, Virginia Williams, Annie Coleman, Curtistene Dickerson and Jeanne Dawson of Vernon; brothers, Eugene Christopher of Vernon, Dudley Griffin and Elmo Griffin and Griffin L. Griffin of Houston; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781

Ruth K. Higginbottom
GORMAN -- Ruth K. Higginbottom, 90, a retired teacher, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at a DeLeon hospital.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church. Burial: Gorman Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Ruth K. Higginbottom was born March 5, 1909, in the Gorman area. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star and Pythian Sisters Lodge. She taught in Mountain, Alameda and Gorman for 27 years.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edgar Higginbottom, in April 1992.
Survivors: Son, Ted Higginbottom and wife, Tracy; brothers, Glynn Kirk, Ardell Kirk, Odell Kirk, Robert Kirk and Weldon Kirk; two granddaughters; and two great-granddaughters.
Higginbotham Funeral Home
Gorman, (254) 734-2272

John Jay Jenks Jr.
EULESS -- John Jay Jenks Jr., 58, an instructor for GTE Service Corp., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at his residence.
Funeral: was Thursday at Bethesda Community Church, Fort Worth. Pastor Vic Bartlow officiated. Burial: Silver Creek Cemetery in Jamestown, Ohio.
John Jay Jenks Jr. was born Jan. 9, 1942, in Springfield, Ohio. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Jenks was a member of Bethesda Community Church.
Survivors: Wife, Sandra Jenks; children, John Jay Jenks III, age 35, of Bedford, Caroline Jeanne Longshore, age 33, of Suffield, Ohio, Gregory James Jenks, age 31, of Fort Worth, Peter Paul Jenks, age 27, of Arlington, Margaret Ellen Klapper, age 26, of Euless, Jaime Jeanette Heuszel, age 24, of Euless and Daniel Jacob Jenks, age 20, of Euless; mother, Margaret Pearl Jenks of Vacaville, Calif.; brothers, Charles Jenks of California and Michael Jenks of California; and eight grandchildren.
Forest Ridge Funeral Home
Hurst, 285-7777

Robert R. Johnson
GRAPEVINE -- Robert R. Johnson, 84, a cook/chef, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at a hospital in Grapevine.
Memorial service: 3 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at First Presbyterian Church of Grapevine, 1002 Park Blvd.
Robert R. Johnson was born March 2, 1915, in Sloatsburg, N.Y., to Raymond and Cora Johnson. He was a caring friend, a good father and beloved husband.
Robert loved to cook. At age 15, he began workin the food industry, where his career developed and flourished leading him finally to the Dallas Country Club.
Robert and Dorothea spent 54 wonderful years together.
He will be dearly missed by all whose lives he touched.
Survivors: His wife, Dorothea; daughters, Vera Ellen Johnson and Terry Ann Merriman and her husband, Gene; and grandchildren, Robert of Denton and Debbie of Kansas.
J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Directors
Grapevine, 481-2525

Berta Edith Keener
AZLE -- Berta Edith Keener, 94, a registered nurse, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, in Azle.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday in Springtown Cemetery.
Berta Edith Keener was born June 27, 2905, in Coleman. She was a member of Ash Creek Baptist Church in Azle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elvis A. Keener.
Survivors: Daughters, Sue Whaley of Azle and Jean McPherson and her husband, Bob, of Castle Pines, Colo.; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Vi Yancy of Cresson; grandchildren, Pepper McPherson, Mark McPherson and David McPherson, all of Denver, Ginger Wilson of Castle Pines, Julie Schellen of Bedford and Jennifer Warzecka of Arlington; and nine great-grandchildren.
White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211

Thelma Mozell Keys
FORT WORTH -- Thelma Mozell Keys, 87, died Friday, March 3, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Sunday in Evergreen Cemetery in Lovelady. Visitation: begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, the family will be present 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Keys was born Aug. 1, 1912, in Montgomery. She was a member of Birchman Baptist Church in Fort Worth and a former member of Crockett's First Baptist Church. She lived in Lovelady for many years where the joy of her life was her home and many friends.
Survivors: Son, Gary Ellison Keys of San Antonio; daughter, Patricia A. Sears and husband, Ron, of Fort Worth; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Claybar Waller-Ramsey Funeral Home
Crockett, (409) 544-2121

Trevor Glenn Knight
JOSHUA -- Trevor Glenn Knight, 9 months old, was taken to heaven Wednesday, March 1, 2000, in Joshua.
Graveside service: 1 p.m. Saturday in Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth.
Trevor Glenn Knight was born June 1, 1999, in Cleburne.
He was a sweet, happy child who was loved by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed.
Survivors: His parents, Troy and Janette Knight of Joshua; grandparents, Glenn and Becki Knight of Watauga and John and Janine Hall of Joshua; great- grandparents, Doris Hall of Kokomo, Ind., Stan and Kathy Brown of Euless, Janice Lee of Auburn, Calif., and Sunshine Knight of Hurst; great-great- grandmother, Elsie Foster of Auburn, Calif.; aunts and uncles, Sylvia and Harry Lackey of Meridian, Miss., Heidi Hall of Joshua, Sara Knight of Watauga, Corrie Knight of Dallas, Jealee Hall and John Hall II, both of Center Point, Iowa, Hazel Berg and Nick and Trish Kellas, all of Waynesville, N.C., Mike and Dixie Lee of Hendersonville, N.C., Barb Buettner of Kokomo, Ind., Lynn and Bob Boelter of Arlington, Clifton and Pam Knight of Arlington, Beverly and Jay Farnsworth of Terre Haute, Ind., Peggy and Dennis Esters of Garland and Tom and Kristie Brown of Greenville; and numerous cousins and friends.
Laurel Land Funeral Home-Fort Worth
7100 Crowley Road, 293-1350

Donald E. McIntyre
FORT WORTH -- Donald E. McIntyre, 77, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Funeral: was at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Chapel. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.
Memorials: Ameican Heart Association.
Col. Donald E. McIntyre was born on June 8, 1922, in Anita, Iowa.
Col. Donald E. McIntyre, U.S.A.F., ret., dad, grandpa and friend joined his wife, Marjorie, and son, Thomas, in a heavenly home on March 1, 2000, surrounded by family. You were a wonderful man. A man of few words, but your smile said it all. Your courage and wisdom left an impacting impression on us all. We love you dearly and we will miss you. God rest your soul.
Survivors: Son, William A. McIntyre and his wife, Donna; daughters, Diana L. Pilson and her husband, Robert, and Rebecca Fallis; grandchildren, Gretchen Martinez, Robert D. Pilson II, Mercedes Dent, Michael, Jeffrey and Katherine Fallis, and Tiffany Pilson; and seven great- grandchildren.
Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Methel "MeMe" Meek
BRIDGEPORT -- Methel "MeMe" Meek, 88, a homemaker, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at her home in Bridgeport.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Bridgeport. Burial: East Bridgeport Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins Funeral Home.
Memorials: The family requests memorials to First Baptist Church Building Fund in Bridgeport.
Methel "MeMe" Meek was born Sept. 20, 1911, in Chico. She married Otis Grady Meek in 1932. He preceded her in death in 1970. Methel was also preceded in death by her brothers, Charles and Dalton Wood.
Methel was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport since Aug. 1, 1926.
Survivors: Son, Robert Meek and his wife, Sue; daughter, Norma Funk and her husband, G.B.; sisters, Opal Petty of Fort Worth and Bernice Phillips; grandchildren, Chris Funk and his wife, Penny, Trevor Meek, Mark Funk M.D. of San Antonio and Jeffrey Meek of Oklahoma City; and several nieces and nephews.
Hawkins Funeral Home
Bridgeport, (940) 683-2211

Lamora A. "Lea" Peel
FORT WORTH -- Lamora A. "Lea" Peel, 74, a homemaker, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, in Bedford.
Funeral: 3 p.m. Sunday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Memorials: Happy Hill Farm Home and Academy, 3846 N. Highway 144, Granbury, Texas 76048.
Lamora A. "Lea" Peel was born on Sept. 30, 1925, in Louisville, Ky. She was a longtime resident of the Handley area and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Arlington.
Survivors: Husband of 53 years, Joe H. Peel; children, John Peel of Willamette, Ore., Virginia Thurman of Lexington, Texas, Joe H. Peel Jr. of Burleson, Melanie Edwards of Arlington and James Peel of Watauga; nine grandchildren; sister, Norma Doss of Louisville, Ky.; and brother, M.N. Garrett Jr. of Louisville, Ky.
Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel
7301 E. Lancaster Ave., 451-3333

Mary Louise Ringler
FORT WORTH -- Mary Louise Plescia Ringler, 81, died Friday, March 3, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole.
Pallbearers will be family members Chris Wight, Matthew Wight, Aaron Wight, David Petteys, Rick Ringler and Don Ringler.
Memorials: Arthritis Foundation or a favorite charity.
Mary Louise Plescia Ringler was born Nov. 4, 1918, in Fort Worth and was a lifelong resident. She graduated from Central High School in 1936 and was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, Shady Oaks Country Club and the Fort Worth Club.
She along with her husband, Charles Ringler, had been very active with the Davie O'Brien presentations.
Mary Louise Ringler was the daughter of the late Jack and Lannie Petta Plescia.
Survivors: Her husband of 53 years, Charles A. Ringler; children, Pat Wight and her husband, David Petteys, of Denver, Colo., and Lynne Ringler Eid and her husband, Dr. A.I. Eid of Cairo, Egypt; grandchildren, Christopher Daniels Wight, Matthew Christian Wight and Aaron Patrick Wight; and nieces and nephews.
Thompson's Harveson & Cole
702 Eighth Ave., 336-0345

Charles R. Robinson Jr.
FORT WORTH -- Charles Raymond "Butch" Robinson Jr., 29, a silk screen printer, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Chapel. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.
Charles Raymond "Butch" Robinson Jr. was born Nov. 13, 1970, in Vincennes, Ind.
We promised each other we would always fight. You fought a good fight, yet sometimes the fight gets to be too much. On March 2, 2000, after a long and courageous battle with AIDS, Butch lost the fight. We had many wonderful years, Honey, I just wish we had a hundred more. You were my partner, my best friend and my light. Keep shining for us all. Butch, we know you're always going to be with us. And one day, we all will be together again. Till then, always remember and never forget, I love you more today than yesterday but not as much as I will tomorrow.
Charles Raymond "Butch" Robinson Jr. was preceded in death by his father, Charles Robinson Sr.
Survivors: Life partner, Bill Zellers of Fort Worth; mother and stepfather, Linda and Richard Ringle of Colleyville; brothers, Frank and James Robinson, both of Crowley; sister, Heather Howell of Crowley; and grandmother, Betty Pruitt of Fort Worth.
Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Ruth Adair Sherrill
ARLINGTON -- Ruth Adair Sherrill, 77, a homemaker, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at her home.
Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington.
Ruth Adair Sherrill was born Oct. 9, 1922, in Palestine. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Sherrill, in 1996.
Survivors: Son, Keith Sherrill and his wife, Ronda, of Arlington; daughter, Rosanne Schroeder and her husband, John, of Arlington; brothers, Bob Wagnon of Grapevine and Sam Wagnon of San Antonio; sister, Pat Sulton of Arlington; grandsons, Josh, Blake, Hunter and Taylor; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Moore Funeral Home
1219 N. Davis Drive, 275-2711

David Ray Smith
FORT WORTH -- David Ray "Smitty" Smith, 74, retired vice president of Stafford-Lowdon, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in Laurel Land Memorial Park. Memorial service: at American Legion Post 569, following the graveside service. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Land Funeral Home.
Memorials: American Lung Association or American Cancer Society.
David Ray "Smitty" Smith was born Sept. 7, 1925, in Fort Worth and was a lifelong resident. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, as a corporal in Company E303rd Infantry and was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and was decorated with many honors. He was an active member and former commander of American Legion Post 569, Moslah Temple and Hemphill Heights Masonic Lodge 1164, AF&AM.
He was a former Little League baseball coach and the loving father of three wonderful children. He worked for Stafford-Lowdon for over 40 years and retired as vice president.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his wife, Claudia Laverne Smith, in 1986.
Survivors: Sons, William E. Smith of Fort Worth and Bobby Ray Smith of Fort Worth; daughter, Debbie Smith of Pasadena; brothers, Lloyd Smith of Fort Worth, Charles Smith of Everman and Johnny Smith of Dallas, all who were printers; very special friends, Wanda Robinson and her daughter, Sarah McGee, of Fort Worth; and many, many friends.
Laurel Land Funeral Home-Fort Worth
7100 Crowley Road, 293-1350

L.B. Smith Jr.
FORT WORTH -- L.B. Smith Jr., 68, an electrician, died Friday, March 2, 2000, at a local hospital.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. Monday in Midlothian Cemetery in Midlothian.
L.B. Smith Jr. was born on Dec. 31, 1931, in Midlothian, Texas.
Survivors: Wife, Lynn Smith; sons, Gary Finch, Ricky Hahn, Lyndell Hahn and James Hahn; daughters, Nadara Mendenhall, Vicki Dailey, Janie Simmons and Kathy Pender; brother, Carl Smith; sisters, Ruth Montgomery, Mary Lou McDonald and Patsy Winner; 18 grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.
Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555

Wylene Thomas
WEATHERFORD -- Wylene Thomas, 84, a homemaker, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at a Weatherford nursing center.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at South Main Street Church of Christ. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Galbraith-Pickard Funeral Home.
Wylene Thomas was born Dec. 31, 1915, in Hermleigh.
Survivors: Husband, Willard Thomas of Weatherford; sons, Randy Thomas of Stephenville, Tommy Thomas and his wife, Patty, of Weatherford and Stan Thomas and his wife, Jerry, of Fayetteville, Tenn.; brothers, Temp Thompson of Longview and Brad Thompson of Stephenville; sister, Maravene Cox of Longview; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel
Weatherford, (817) 594-2747

Gerald Gene Walker Sr.
CLEBURNE -- Gerald Gene Walker Sr., 69, a site foreman, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, in Cleburne.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Martin's Funeral Home Chapel in Cleburne. Burial: Rock Creek Cemetery near Glen Rose. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Gerald Gene Walker Sr. was born July 4, 1938, in Dallas.
He was a site foreman for Fisher- Pearson General Contractors of Fort Worth and was a master plumber.
Survivors: Wife, Linda Kay Walker of Cleburne; sons, Johnny, Gerald and Doran Walker of Cleburne and John Crosley of Cleburne; daughters, Veronica Walker Aviret of Watauga and Monica Snyder of Rowlett; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Martin's Funeral Home
Cleburne, (817) 558-3250

Magnolia Williams
FORT WORTH -- Magnolia Williams, 82, a retired nurse, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, in Baton Rouge, La.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Interment: Strong Cemetery in Kilgore.
Magnolia Williams was a retired nurse and a faithful member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors: Sons, Henry Williams Jr. and Arlis Williams and his wife, Julia; daughters, Arster Nell Orange and Effie Hall, Linda Williams, Mae Doris Riley, Susan M. Jefferson and Magnolia Johnson; sisters, Teola Samples and Amy McDowee; brothers, Denver Samples and Roosevelt Samples; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.
Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781

Willie Williams
FORT WORTH -- Willie Williams, 84, retired from Williams Automotive, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at home.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Love Sanctuary C.O.G.I.C., 1712 Evans Ave., Fort Worth. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Visitation: 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Morris- Bates Mortuary.
Willie Williams was born Aug. 15, 1915, in Kingston, La.
Survivors: Wife, Evelyn J. Williams; sons, Anthony, Paul, Ray and Brian and wife Tamika; daughters, Antionette, Paula and her husband, Adolph, Ina and her husband, Richard, Nina and her husband, Roland, and Brenda; brother, Cleo Carroll; sisters, Ruth and Alberta; 16 grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews and friends.
Morris-Bates Mortuary
1700 Evans Ave., 926-6263

William James Willmann
FORT WORTH -- William James Willmann, 67, a retired lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Army Reserve, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, in Fort Worth.
Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Chapel. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.
Memorials: American Lung Association.
William James "Bill" Willmann was born Nov. 7, 1932, in Brady to William Henry Willmann and Bessie Pate Willmann. He was a 1953 graduate of Texas A&M University. Upon completing 10 years of active service in the U.S. Army, he served 18 years in the Army Reserve. He also worked in the insurance and banking industries. He was the past state commander of the Sons of Confederate Veteran's, past president and life member of the Breakfast Optimist Club of Fort Worth, past commander of the Military Order of World Wars-Fort Worth Chapter, and was a member of Meadowbrook United Methodist Church.
Survivors: Wife of 46 years, Molly Elizabeth Willmann; son, William L. Willmann of Duncanville; daughters, Kathleen Pate and her husband, Bradley, of Coppell, Debbie Elliott and her husband, Mike, of Fort Worth and Susan Stilley and her husband, Kevin, of Gaithersburg, Md.; grandchildren, Shaun Elliott, Justin Elliott, Kayla Elliott, Leslie Pate, Valerie Pate, Taylor Willmann, Travis Willmann and Parker Stilley; and great- grandchild, Peyton Elliott.
Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

James Young
ELIASVILLE -- James Young, 69, retired production manager for Echo Production, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, in Eliasville.
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Sunday in Eliasville Cemetery.
James Young was born June 20, 1930, in Throckmorton. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors: Wife, Jo Ann Young of Eliasville; sons, Charles Hayes of Dallas, Joe Green of Bridgeport and Chris Green of Bridgeport; daughters, Tammie Lipham of Eliasville, Sherry Andrews of Eliasville, Deborah Gilbert of Kopperl, Barbara Morrow of Grand Prairie and Juenetta Smith of Biloxi, Miss.; sister, Eloise Braham of Mathis; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Morrison Funeral Home
Graham, (940) 549-2121 


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