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Published Feb. 6, 1997

Raymond Banks 

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Allen Chapel AME Church. Burial: Avant Cemetery. Family hour: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors.

Raymond Banks was born Aug. 1, 1922, in Teague. He received a degree in education from Wiley College. He was a military veteran and had worked in the service department of Charlie Hillard Ford Co., Ryno Mazda and General Dynamics. He was a steward and in the Male Chorus at Allen Chapel AME Church.

Mr. Banks was preceded in death by his wife, Corine Banks; four sons; one daughter; and his parents, Waymon and Ella Peterson Banks.

Survivors: Wife, Margaret Banks; six sons, Lawrence Ferrell of Houston and Raymond Banks, Marvin Banks, Patrick Banks, Gregory Lamont Banks and Alonzo Williams Banks; daughter, Janett Carter; stepson, Christopher Timms; four stepdaughters, Barbara Timms, Tanya Timms, Carla Timms and Alexis Shanks Thompson; four brothers, the Rev. Hodge Banks of Dallas, James Banks, Grady Banks and Lee Banks; sister, Annie C. Johnson; 40 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

Louise A. Bond
FORT WORTH -- Louise Alva Bond, 71, a medical records librarian, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m Thursday at Baum- Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home in Mineral Wells. Burial: Sturdivant Cemetery in Palo Pinto County.

Louise Bond was born Aug. 7, 1925, in Point.

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

Sarah E. Bratcher
FORT WORTH -- Sarah Evelyn Bratcher, 76, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Sarah Evelyn Bratcher was born Aug. 27, 1920, in Corsicana. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Bratcher, in 1984.

Survivors: Son, William N. Bratcher of Dallas; daughter and son-in-law, Linda Kay and John A. Moore of Fort Worth; sisters, Katie Baker and Delma Lee Foster, both of Dallas; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Leon M. Brown
AZLE -- Leon M. Brown, 89, a butcher for a meat company, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, in Azle.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Azleland Cemetery in Azle.

Leon M. Brown was born Jan. 18, 1908, in Cook County. He worked for 36 years with Swift & Co. as a butcher.

Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his wife, Cloteal Brown, in 1986. He was a member of Briar Baptist Church.

Survivors: Son, Kenneth L. Brown and his wife, Laura, of Azle; daughter, Janice Stuckert and her husband, Bill, of Tulsa, Okla.; grandson, Bill Stuckert of Los Angeles, Calif.; granddaughter, Hollis Ann Stuckert of Dallas; and stepgrandsons, Eddie and Jody Lindsey of Fort Worth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Eugene Burns
EULESS -- Eugene Burns, 89, a retired truck driver, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Alonzo Funeral Home. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Eugene Burns was born July 15, 1907, in Gloster, Miss.

Survivors: Wife, Elizabeth Burns; sons, Eugene Jr., Tonnie, Ernest, Johnny and Clyde; daughter, Shirley Anne Smith; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Alonzo Funeral Home
2301 Ephriham Ave., 740-9091
 

Alton Busby
DALLAS -- Alton Busby, 66, a federal government police officer, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, in Dallas.

Memorial service: 12 noon Thursday at Inglewood Baptist Church.

Alton Busby was born Sept. 8, 1930, in Dallas.

Survivors: Sons, Bill Busby of Port Royal, S.C., Jon Busby of Kerrville, Mike Busby of Grand Prairie and Alton Busby Jr. of Bisby, Ariz.; and 9 grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Raleigh G. Chambers
ARLINGTON -- Raleigh Glen Chambers, 19 months, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home-Bowen Chapel in Arlington. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Memorials: Mercy MedFlight, 200 Texas Way, Hangar 23N, Fort Worth 76106.

Raleigh Chambers was born June 20, 1995, in Arlington.

Survivors: Parents, Rode G. Chambers, dad, and Christine M. Parker, mom; brother, Aaron Parker; sister, Jennifer Parker; grandparents, H. Glen and Billie Chambers, and Dan and Kay Fessler; and numerous family and friends.

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

Theresia S. Charles
NOCONA -- Theresia Sue Charles, 84, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at a nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Jerry Woods Funeral Home. Burial: Montague Cemetery in Montague.

Theresia Charles was born April 14, 1912, in Texola.

Survivors: Daughters, Pearlene Eldred of Nocona and Betty Earlene Eldred of Bowie; brother, Elmo Reed of Montague; six grandchildren; and nine- great-grandchildren.

Jerry Woods Funeral Home
Nocona, (817) 825-3285
 

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 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, Kathy, Carol Ann, Tony, Joanne, Tina, Kelley and Vicki; Uncle 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.
 

Mary E. Clement
FORT WORTH -- Mary E. Clement, 88, a sales associate who retired from Stripling & Cox in 1992, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, in Burleson.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth.

Memorials: St. Paul United Methodist Church, 920 W. Hammond St., Fort Worth 76115.

Mary Clement was born Nov. 20, 1908, in Jean, Texas.

Survivors: Sons, Walter Clement and wife, Peggy, of Burleson and Albert M. Clement and wife, Myra, of Granbury; daughter, Sandra Massey and husband, Mike, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; six grandchildren; and a number of great- grandchildren.

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

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

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

Memorials: The family requests that memorials be made in support of Alzheimer's research.

Roy R. Croy Jr. was born June 2, 1921, in Stuttgart, Ark. He served 30 years in the U.S. Air Force, with his final assignment as director of test at Arnold Engineering and Development Center. After his retirement from the Air Force, he served as director of finance at Los Alamos Research Laboratory. While in New Mexico, he was chairman of the Republic Party for northern New Mexico. He retired to Fort Worth in 1979. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 46 years, Ora Lee Croy, 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, Julie and Jonathan Croy of Fort Worth and Natalie Smock of New Jersey.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Iva E. Dill
WHITE SETTLEMENT -- Iva E. Dill, 75, a homemaker and the beloved widow of Harold P. Dill, went to be with him Friday, Jan. 31, 1997.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace Baptist Church, 1650 N. Las Vegas Trail.

Survivors: Son, Truman L. Dill and his wife, Carole; daughter, Diana G. Dill; grandchildren, Debbie G. Belsher and her husband, Bill, Donna L. Ennis, Dana E. Gallegus and her husband, Bud, Ralph Paul Dill and his wife, Kathy, and Cynthia L. Riza; sister, Ila Huff; brother, L.W. Dennis; and 11 great-grand- children.
 

Mary M. Dillard
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. -- Mary May Dillard, 100, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, in Chesterfield.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Greenacres Memorial Park in Cleburne. Visitation: noon Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Happy Hill Farm, HC 51, Box 56, Granbury, or Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 802 College, Cleburne.

Mary May Dillard was born Nov. 10, 1896, in Johnson County, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Russell Dillard, on Oct. 3, 1969.

Survivors: Son, Glen Dillard of Princeville, Ill.; daughter, Rosemary Fournier of Creve Couer, Mo.; granddaughters, Michelle Todd and Monica Davenport; grandsons, Damon Dillard and Darrell Dillard; and great- granddaughters, Miranda Todd, Brynne Davenport and Victoria Davenport.

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

Joe Elder
ARLINGTON -- Joe Elder, 82, retired from the real estate and insurance industries, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Arlington Funeral Home.

Joe Elder was born Nov. 4, 1914, in Clarksville. He was a resident of Arlington more than 70 years. He was a graduate of Arlington High and TWU. He was a major in the Army Air Corps during World War II. For more than 30 years, he owned the real estate and insurance business of Bird Elder, from which he retired. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Arlington. He was elected president of the Real Estate Board for 1956.

He was the first police and fire commissioner in Arlington. Joe was 1st Golden Gloves state champion in the welterweight division in 1938. He went into the real estate business in Arlington in 1946 and was on the city council from 1946 to 1950. He was the secretary- treasurer of the Optimist Club and president of the Southeast Little League with 400 boys in the program in 1956. He was an avid golfer and charter member of Shady Valley Golf Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lee; his sister, Margaret; and his twin brother, Jim.

Survivors: Daughters, Terry Valentine and Patti and her husband, Emory Estes, all of Arlington; brothers, Foster Elder of Pampa and Tom Elder of Arlington; and six grandchildren, Ashley, Matt, Justin, Brad, Ross and Amy.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Andrew L. Geer
LUBBOCK -- Andrew Lincoln "Drew" Geer, 82, a retired tile setter, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at a nursing home.

Graveside service: was Wednesday in City of Lubbock Cemetery. Rev. Ken O'Brien officiated.

Memorials: Meals on Wheels.

Andrew Geer was born July 9, 1914, in Bangs. He retired as a tile setter and also from Piggly Wiggly Co.

He was preceded in death by a son, Donnie Drew Geer.

Survivors: Daughters, Ruth White and Rosa Bowden, both of Lubbock; Freta Powell of Fort Worth and Pamela Housmann of Austin; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; several great- great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Wilson's Funeral Directors
Wolfforth, (806) 866-4800
 

T. James Glenn
HALTOM CITY -- T. James Glenn, 76, a retired electrician for the city of Fort Worth, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Saturday at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Burial: Smithfield Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

T. James Glenn was born May 18, 1920, in Weatherford. He was an electrician for the city of Fort Worth. He was a member of Emanuel Baptist Church and a Mason for 50 years.

Survivors: Wife of 16 years, Evelyn Glenn; son, Bobby Collum; daughters, Rosie Inlow, Joyce Cash and Carol McTaggart; sister, Maudine Fultz; 11 grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.

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

Juanita F. Glover
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Juanita Farrington Glover, 91, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, in Nashville.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Friday in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Juanita Glover was born July 16, 1905, in Audubon. She grew up in Alvord and graduated from Alvord High School. She taught school in West Texas for three years and served as county treasurer in Waurika, Okla. She married B.J. Glover May 26, 1929. She was a resident of Fort Worth from 1931 until 1990, when she moved to Nashville, Tenn. She was the president of the Nautilus Club of the Womans Club of Fort Worth and a member of Broadway Baptist Church, Ridglea Country Club and West Side Garden Club. She recently joined Woodmont Baptist Church in Nashville.

Survivors: Son, Jack Glover of Brentwood, Tenn.; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Faye Hall
IRVING -- Faye Hall, 90, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, in Irving.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Mesa View Mortuary in Delta, Colo. Burial: Delta, Colo.

Faye Hall was born Sept. 30, 1906, in Ryan, Okla. She had lived in Irving since 1992 and was a former longtime Delta, Colo., resident. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years and two daughters, Cupid Lou Hall and Betty Faye Hall.

Survivors: Sons and daughters-in- law, Ace and Mary Lou Hall, Tom and Eleane Hall and Floyd and Wanda Hall; daughters and son-in-law, Neomi and Duain Cox, Dorothy Lewis and Jerri Smith; brothers, Earl Stroud and Jimmy Downey; sister, Nell (Tooge) Martin; 15 grandchildren; and 31 great- grandchildren.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Ruth Henderson
MINERAL WELLS -- Ruth Henderson, 78, a retired municipal government tax clerk, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at a Mineral Wells nursing facility.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Baum- Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home in Mineral Wells. Burial: Sturdivant Cemetery in Palo Pinto County.

Ruth Henderson was born Feb. 2, 1919, in White Flat in Motley County.

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

Freida J.D. Hoel
PECAN PLANTATION -- Freida Jo Davis Hoel, 66, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Worth. Officiating will be the Rev. John H. Tietjen, Th.D., and the Rev. Celene Welch, M.Div. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Robertson Mueller Harper.

Memorials: Altar Guild or the Memorial Fund at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Freida, a native of Weatherford and a longtime resident of Fort Worth, was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where she was a member of the Altar Guild. She was an active volunteer, assisted in nursing, and worked for the Fort Worth school district and retired from the office at Western Hills High School.

Freida was preceded in death by her sister, Betty Berkley, and brother-in-law, Henry Ellis.

Survivors: Husband, Arthur Hoel of Pecan Plantation; son, Mark Hoel and his wife, Trudi, of Houston; daughter, Laurie Hoel Jaecks and her husband, Barry, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Brandon Hoel and Julia and Christine Jaecks; brothers, Dale Davis and his wife, Ann, of Azle and Don Davis and his wife, Patsy, of Weatherford; sisters, Carolyn Ellis of Levelland, Wendolyn Stroud and her husband, Elva, of Weatherford, Pat Plowman and her husband, Wayne, of Lubbock, and Mary Anderson of Rockford, Ill.; brother-in-law, Frank Berkley of Odessa; and several nieces and nephews.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233
 

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.

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 his wife, Pat, of Burleson; daughter, Marilyn Shirley and her husband, Larry, of Fort Worth; mother, Ione Edwards of Dublin, Texas; sister, Vencie 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
 

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: the Rev. Walter Black of Arlington United Heights Methodist Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

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

Finis E. Jolly was born Oct. 15, 1922, in Newport, Texas. He was a member of Arlington Heights United Methodist Church, was a charter member of Ridglea Country Club Golf Association and was 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 her 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
 

Violet Jones
FORT WORTH -- Violet Jones, 70, a retired hospital dietitian, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Baptist Church. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Chapel.

Violet Jones was born Feb. 22, 1926, in Palestine.

Survivors: Son, Chester Smith Jr.; brothers, M.B. McChristian, Chester McChristian and A.B. McChristian; sister, Margie Rogers and Annette Clayton; grandchildren, Eric Smith, Yale Smith, Masha Kirk and Reba Fuller; five great- grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family relations and friends.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

Eva Kennedy
HURST -- Eva "Mac" Kennedy, 80, a retired registered nurse, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, in Hurst.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Friday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.

Memorials: Mac requested that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Philip Presbyterian Church in Hurst.

Eva Kennedy was born March 17, 1916. She was a member of St. Philip Presbyterian Church for 40 years. She was a stewardess for Transworld Air Lines in the late 1930s. She was an active volunteer with her church and with the needy people of the community.

Survivors: Nieces, Jackie Bellman and Patty Schuster, both of Columbus, Ohio.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Clen Lawson
FORT WORTH -- Clen Lawson, 91, a retired oil distributor for Mobile, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at home.

Memorial service: 3:30 p.m. Friday at the chapel at Oakpark Retirement Center.

Clen Lawson was born Jan. 30, 1906, in Rogerville, Tenn.

Survivors: Wife, Hazel Lawson of Fort Worth.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

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. Thursday at Church at 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
 

Mason Mayne
GRANBURY -- Mason Mayne, 82, a retired optometrist and rancher, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday at Wiley Funeral Home. Burial: 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: charity of choice.

Mason Mayne was born Dec. 18, 1914, in Grand Saline.

He was reared in Tyler and East Texas and was a longtime Fort Worth and Granbury resident. He was a graduate of Texas Christian University, Southern College of Optometry and a special agent with the FBI from 1940 to 1945. After retiring, he became a rancher in Hood County and was a member of the Hood County Crime Stoppers. He was a member of the TCU Ex-Lettermen's Association, the Flag Club and Alumni Association Committee of 100. He was a member of the Fort Worth Club and a trustee of the Davey O'Brien Educational and Charitable Trust.

Survivors: Wife, Emilie Mae Bass Mayne of Granbury; son and daughter- in-law, Robert William and Sandra Mayne of Fort Worth; daughter and son- in-law, Emilie "Cissy" Mayne Shankles and Don Shankles of Granbury; brother and sister-in-law, R.L. and Helen Mayne of Slidell, La.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

Moody McEwing
FORT WORTH -- Moody McEwing, 92, a landscaper who retired in 1985, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: noon Saturday at Sweet Union Baptist Church in Jacksonville. Burial: Jacksonville. Memorial service: 7 p.m. Thursday at East St. Paul Baptist Church, 5300 Oak Grove Road in Fort Worth. Williams Funeral Home in Jacksonville will handle arrangements there.

Mr. 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; former daughter-in-law, Ruby McEwing; three grandchildren, Nathan Spencer Jr., Andre R. McEwing and Veronica LeDalton McEwing; two great- grandchildren; three nieces, Helen Tilley, Charlene Belcher and Pearlie B. Redd; his extended family; Leola Redd and her daughters, Debra and Linda.

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

Etta M. Meriwether
GRANBURY -- Etta May Meriwether, 98, a retired homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at a Granbury hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday at Holly Hills Memorial Park in Granbury. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Martin's Funeral Home in Granbury.

Etta Meriwether was born Nov. 29, 1898, in Neodesha, Kan.

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

Deverl Overman
FORT WORTH -- Deverl Overman, 58, retired, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: noon Friday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers: Bud Ard, Wayne Blevins, Kenneth Karnes, Charlie Smith, Bill Summerville and Milton Trojacek.

Deverl Overman was a former band director at Lake Worth High School and a longtime employee of Sears. He was born July 30, 1938, in Lamesa to Naomi and O'Neill Overman. He went to first grade in Ballinger, where his mother was his teacher. He attended Haltom High School, where he played first-chair trumpet in the band, was active in drama and was the school photographer. He entered North Texas State University as a pre-med major and later changed to a music major. He played in the North Texas Lab Band under Leon Breeden and was active in Phi Mu Alpha.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Naomi Robertson Overman.

Survivors: His loving wife, Ida Overman of Fort Worth; father, O'Neill Overman and his wife, Juanita, of Grapevine; several uncles, aunts and cousins; special friends, Bud and Becky Ard, Charlie and Sue Smith, Bill and Nita Summerville, Milton Trojacek and Kenneth Karnes; and college buddies, Dr. Stefan Kostka, Bob Wimberley, Archie Wheeler and Dr. Maurice Duperre and his wife, Audrey.

"`Home is the sailor, home from the sea, and the hunter home from the hill."' 

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

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
 

Hortense Palmer
FORT WORTH -- Hortense Palmer, 70, a licensed beautician and retired employee, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1101 Evans Ave. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Garden in Arlington. Visitation: 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Morris-Bates Mortuary.

Hortense Palmer was born Oct. 10, 1926, in Ben Wheeler.

She was a Fort Worth resident 47 years and a member of Elm Grove Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a son, Altha D. Mitchell; parents, Mary O. Jones and Cottrell Young; brother, W.L. Young; and sister, Gertrude Johnson.

Survivors: Son, Carl E. Young of Ben Wheeler; daughters, Sharon L. Tate and Linda K. Coleman, both of Fort Worth; brothers, Carter Young of Fort Worth and Thurman Young of Ben Wheeler; sister, Maggie Mae Watson of St. Louis, Mo.; nine grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

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

Allen C. Perry
ARLINGTON -- Allen Curtis Perry, 43, a general manager for Denny's Restaurant, Wyatt's Cafeteria and Wendy's, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Mayfield Baptist Church. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Family hour: 8:30 to 9:30 Friday at the funeral home.

Allen Perry was born March 16, 1953, in Fort Worth. He was a 1972 graduate of Polytechnic High School and was a graduate of Tarrant County Junior College.

Survivors: Wife, Rubye Perry; sons, Anthony Lamar Haley and Brandon Perry; daughter, Brittany Perry; parents, Luther Perry and Maurine Luckey; brothers, Charles Hawkins, Kenneth Perry, Luther Perry Jr., and Rev. David Perry; and sister, Yvonne Means.

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

R. Eugene Platt
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- R. Eugene Platt, 81, retired vice president of Bishop Trust Co., died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Memorial service: Friends and family joined in a quiet celebration of his life on Jan. 19, 1997. His ashes were scattered beyond the reef near his former home.

Gene Platt was born in Hoy, La., on Dec. 10, 1915. He and his late wife, Mary, moved to Texas in 1992.

Survivors: Daughter, Sherry Bolls of Trophy Club; son, Carter Platt of Kula, Maui, Hawaii; four grandsons; sister, Serena Pietsch of Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii; brothers, David Platt of Novato, Calif., and Eldon Platt of Gold River, Calif.; five loving nieces, including Liza Wilkerson of Flower Mound; and six nephews. He had asked Mrs. Margaret Smith of North Richland Hills to marry him.
 

Cora May Pokluda
HALTOM CITY -- Cora May "Madie" Pokluda, 79, a beloved wife and mother, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Friday at North Fort Worth Baptist Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Memorials: American Lung Association.

Cora May "Madie" Pokluda was born May 1, 1917, in Fort Worth. She was formerly employed by Armour & Co. and volunteered at the Northeast Optimist Ball Park concession stand for 33 years.

Survivors: Husband, Cecil Pokluda of Haltom City; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Janie Pokluda and David and Teena Pokluda, all of North Richland Hills; daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and John Clay of Chula Vista, Calif.; brothers, Roy E. Burklow of Hurst, Malcolm Burklow of Horseshoe Bend, Billy L. Burklow of Houston and Jim Bob Burklow of Weatherford; sister, Nola Mae Starnes of Weatherford; grandchildren, Angela Robbins, Patty and her husand, Karl Tusinski, D.J. Pokluda, Jonathan Pokluda, Barrett Pokluda and Taylor Pokluda; great-grandchild, Breanne Tusinski; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

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

Vera P. Russell
CLEBURNE -- Vera Pearl Russell, 88, a retired clerk with the Santa Fe Railroad, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, in Keene.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Friday in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Vera Russell was born Feb. 19, 1908, in Bosque County.

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

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., Fort Worth 76102, or the Alzheimer's Association of Tarrant County, Box 9709, Fort Worth 76147.

Elaine S. Schrock was born Sept. 25, 1914, in Oklahoma. She had been a resident of Fort Worth since 1966. She was a Methodist. The widow of J. Ford Schrock, she was also 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, Susannah Jane Sparks of Portland, Ore.

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

Robert J. Sobczak
FORT WORTH -- Robert Joseph Sobczak, 31, an electrician, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at a local hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole.

Memorials: M.D. Anderson Care Center in Houston.

Robert Sobczak was born June 10, 1965, in San Antonio. He was a graduate of Woods Academy in Abilene. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.

Survivors: Wife, Lori Sobczak of Fort Worth; son, Tyler and Justin Sobczak of Fort Worth; daughter, Tabitha Sobczak of Fort Worth; father, Robert V. Sobczak and his wife, Linda, of Austin; mother, Nancy Meyer and her husband, Henry, of Fort Worth; sisters, Nancy Lynn Sobczak and Bonnie Gilliam, both of Fort Worth, and Kelli Sobczak of Austin; and nieces.

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

Mina F.D. Stanford
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Mina F.D. Stanford, 88, a retired real estate/insurance agency owner, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, in Colorado Springs.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church of Burleson. Graveside service: 3 p.m. Friday in Rosemound Cemetery in Waco.

Memorials: First United Methodist Church of Burleson or Burleson Public Library.

Mina F.D. Stanford was born Feb. 14, 1908, in Crawford. She owned and operated Stanford Real Estate and Insurance for 20 years. She moved to Colorado Springs in 1996.

Mrs. Stanford was a member of First United Methodist Church of Burleson and the Burleson Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl A. Stanford, on Dec. 15, 1973; two sisters; and one brother.

Survivors: Son, William H. Stanford of Colorado Springs; grandchildren, Lewis O. Stanford of Oak Harbor, Wash., William G. Stanford of August, Kan., and June S. McGrath of Littleton, Colo.; and five great-grandchildren.

Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson
Burleson, 295-5211
 

Ethel Stanford
GILMER -- Ethel Stanford, 89, a homemaker, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1997, at home.

Graveside service: was Monday, Jan. 27, 1997, in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Memorials: Longview Hospice, 1306 Pine Tree Road, Longview, Texas 75604, (903) 295-1680.

Ethel Stanford was born Feb. 22, 1907, in Duke, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph O. Stanford; sister, Marth Johnson; and grandsons, Tony Hill and Clay Johnson.

Survivors: Sons, Wayne Stanford of Gilmer and James Stanford of Fort Worth; daughters, Mae Scribner of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Barbara Hill of Boyd and Lavada Johnson of Denton; brother, Lonnie Todd of Amarillo; sister, Lorena Holt of Tacoma, Wash.; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Chase M. Stephens
FORT WORTH -- Chase Montana Stephens, 6 weeks, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Laurel Land Chapel of Chimes. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday in Duncan Cemetery in Duncan, Okla.

Chase Stephens was born Dec. 19, 1996, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Parents, James and Kandis Stephens of Fort Worth; brothers, Kolton Stephens and Colby Stephens, both of Fort Worth; grandparents, Jane and Leo Lehman of Sherman, Melody and Paul Payne of Duncan, Okla., and Rob and Barbara Kovar of Colleyville; aunts and uncles, Greg and Tina Mitchell and Jan and Randy Mitchell; and several other aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

Beth Story
BEDFORD -- Beth Story, 69, a retired Federal Aviation Administration administrator, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at a hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Entombment: Bluebonnet Hills Mausoleum. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Beth Story was born Sept. 9, 1927, in Red River County.

Born Eva Beth Simpson, she was adopted by Charles Moore when she was 9-years-old. She was a 1943 graduate of Paris High School, a graduate of Paris Junior College and attended East Texas State University. She received both a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She was a member of the Toastmasters.

She leaves to cherish her memory: Nieces, Beth Laukhus of Bedford; nephews, Scott G. Simpson of Euless and Michael G. Simpson of Odessa; grandnieces, Shannen and Haley Simpson; grandnephews, Clint and Chase Laukhus; and brother, Bobby G. Simpson of Hurst.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

John L. Terrill
FORT WORTH -- John L. Terrill, 75, a retired deputy sheriff, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Friday in Greenwood Memorial Park.

John Terrill was born Nov. 23, 1921, in Fort Worth. He retired from the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department and was a member of Tarrant County Masonic Lodge.

Survivors: Wife of 56 years, Ruby Terrill of Fort Worth; and many nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

John W. Traylor
FORT WORTH -- John W. Traylor, 53, a mechanic and carpenter, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at Fort Worth hospital.

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

John W. Traylor was born June 25, 1943, 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 stepgrandchildren.

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

Clara M. Wellborn
GRANBURY -- Clara Mae Wellborn, 75, a retired waitress, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Martin's Funeral Home in Granbury. Burial: Holly Hills Memorial Park.

Clara Wellborn was born Aug. 6, 1921, in Lyons, Kan.

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

Howard K. Wells
CLEBURNE -- Howard K. Wells, 58, a pricing manager for Winn-Dixie, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at a Fort Worth medical center.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Cleburne. Burial: Greenacres Memorial Park in Cleburne. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials: North Cleburne Baptist Church in Cleburne.

Survivors: Wife, Mabline Wells of Cleburne; son, Jason Kent Wells of Cleburne; daughter, Cheryl Villanueva of Cleburne; brothers, Richard Kenneth Wells of Beaver Creek, Ohio, and James L. Wells of Onalaska; sisters, Louise Sanders of Burleson and Lucille Briscoe of Stephenville; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

Alvin C. White
JOSHUA -- Alvin C. White, 88, retired from Quarter Master Depot, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, in Cleburne.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Friday at Martin's Funeral Home in Cleburne. Burial: Greenacres Memorial Park. Visitation: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Alvin White was born Dec. 21, 1908, in Nemo.

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

Eludy Whitehead
GODLEY -- Eludy Whitehead, 88, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at a Cleburne hospital.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Godley. Burial: Godley Cemetery.

Eludy Whitehead was born Feb. 21, 1908, in Graham.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest C. Whitehead, in 1981; a son, James Whitehead, in 1977; and a daughter, Ernestine Willingham, in 1996.

Survivors: Son, Billy Whitehead of Godley; daughters, Annette McGehee and Betty Sims, both of Godley; brother, Sidney James of Hobbs, N.M.; sisters, Bertha Nichols of Hobbs, N.M., and Fredda Johnson of Cleburne; and 13 grandchildren.

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

Nina L. Winters
EULESS -- Nina Lavell Winters, 59, a homemaker, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at home.

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

Nina Lavell Winters was born Nov. 11, 1937, 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, Max Winters of Euless; sons, John Winters and Archie Winters, both of Springtown, and Gary Winters of Euless; daughters, Crystal Delk of Rocky, Okla., and Lavell Winters of Denton; mother, Alice Couch of Weatherford; brother, Truett Couch of Richardson; sisters, Bennie Williams of Sweetwater, Evelyn Mathis of Carson City, Nev., and Debbie Booth of Garland; 11 grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Joan L. Wynne
JOSHUA -- Joan Lona Wynne, 59, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Caddo Cemetery.

Joan Wynne was born May 30, 1937, in El Paso.

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

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