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Published Feb. 7, 1997

John T. Davidson 

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Entombment: Laurel Land Mausoleum.

John Troy Davidson was born Aug. 9, 1925, in Cleburne. He retired from General Dynamics after 35 years' service.

Mr. Davidson was a member of American Legion Post 569 and served as past commander and 12th District vice commander. He was also a member of Hemphill Heights Masonic Lodge and the Fort Worth Scottish Rite and was a 32nd degree Mason.

He was preceded in death by his son, John Davidson Jr.

Survivors: Daughter, Debra Jeffrey of Garland; sister, Wilda White of Houston; grandson, Ryan Davidson Jeffrey; and nephew, Ronnie White.

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

Gladys Gutberlet
ARLINGTON -- Gladys Gutberlet, 86, a retired Rochester, N.Y., city clerk, died Wednesday in Arlington.

Mass of Resurrection: 11 a.m. Friday at Most Blessed Sacrament Church of Arlington. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials: American Heart Association, 2401 Scott Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76103.

Gladys Gutberlet was born May 9, 1910, in Buffalo, N.Y.

She was a member of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church and St. Maria Goretti Leisure Club.

Survivors: Daughters, Pat Manion of Arlington and Mary Jean Gutberlet of Rochester, N.Y.; brothers, George L. Klein of Buffalo, N.Y., and Ralph G. Klein of Parma, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Mattie M. Palmer
FORT WORTH -- Mattie Mae Palmer, a longtime Fort Worth resident, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at a Fort Worth nursing center.

Memorial service: 3 p.m. Saturday at Garden Acres Baptist Church in Fort Worth.

Her body was donated to the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

She was born in Big Spring.

She was preceded in death by six brothers and a son, Robert Wesley Palmer of Mineola.

Survivors: Two sisters, Veralee and Clara Long of Stanton; daughter-in-law, Elois Palmer of Mineola; grandchildren, Dennis and Terri Valek of Mineola; Robert and Dana Palmer of Houston, Myron and Donna Palmer of Burleson, Thomas and Tonda Palmer of Burleson and Kyle and Sundi Kissinger of Tyler; and 11 great-grandchildren.
 

Loreita Smith
EVERMAN -- Loreita Smith, 91, a retired house mother at Lena Pope Home, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Loreita Smith was born Feb. 20, 1905, in Fort Worth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil William Smith; and first husband, Clyde Wallace; and sister, Oneita Wilson, in 1984.

Survivors: Son, Johnny Clyde Wallace and wife, Joy, of Hurst; daughter, Norma Jean Fincher of Fort Worth; and stepdaughters, Ramona Taylor of Fort Worth and Mary Jane Searle of California; and grandchildren, Jeff Fincher, Fredrica Helfer, Cindy Eivens, Bobby Taylor, Michael Tuttle and Allen Wallace; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great- great-grandchildren.

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

Faye Rankin
FORT WORTH -- Faye Rankin, 91, a homemaker, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at a local hospital of cardiac arrest.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Mrs. Warner F. (Faye) Rankin was born March 28, 1905, in Oklahoma and was a resident of Fort Worth most of her life. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth and Order of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warner F. Rankin, in 1977, and her son, Jerry Breeding, in 1980.

Survivors: Stepsons, Mr. and Mrs. Warner F. Rankin Jr., and John Wallace Rankin of Fort Worth; daughter-in-law, Ruth Breeding of Irving; granddaughters, Becky Willingham Massey of Euless and Amy Wehunt of Houston; great-grandchildren, Julie Willingham, Amy Willingham and Lauren Wehunt; nephew, King Buckner of Dallas; several nieces; and four stepgrandsons.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Ruth Thompson
FORT WORTH -- Ruth Thompson, 70, a retired administrative secretary for TCU, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at a local hospital.

Graveside service: 9 a.m. Friday in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.

Ruth Thompson was born Jan. 13, 1927.

Survivors: Husband, Harold Thompson of Fort Worth; son, Fred Littell of Seattle, Wash.; daughter, Kathy Brown of Fort Worth; and granddaughter, Lori Brown of Fort Worth.

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

Juanita Armstrong
CLEBURNE -- Juanita Armstrong, 64, a lab tech with Family Medicine Associates in Cleburne, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at a Cleburne hospital.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Cleburne. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne.

Juanita Armstrong was born Feb. 6, 1932, in Fort Spunky, Hood County, Texas.

Survivors: Husband, Burgess M. Armstrong of Cleburne; sons, Gary Armstrong of Amarillo, Roger Armstrong of Cleburne and Roy Armstrong of San Antonio; and four grandchildren.

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

Lucille Quinlan
EULESS -- Lucille Quinlan, who resided with her granddaughter, Shari Wheeler, and great-grandson, Robert Wheeler, passed away at home Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997.

Funeral: There will be no services, but a friendly gathering will be held at the residence in Euless from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Memorials: Donations to the cancer and heart associations in the memory of Lucille Quinlan are welcomed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother, sister, daughter and grandsons.

Survivors: Sister, Marie Benson and family; brother, Russell Larmier and family of Geneseo, Ill.; son, Donald Gordon and family of Kewanne, Ill.; son, Bradley Quinlan and family of Sawanne, Ga.; granddaughter, Shari Wheeler and her family of Euless; grandson, Willard Stokes and family of Oquawka, Ill.; granddaughter, Tamara Stoner and family of Kewanne, Ill.; granddaughter, Marcia Bradley and family of Caliente, Nev.; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family appreciates all the parties who assisted in the last days of care and support through this illness.
 

B.L. Smith Sr.
FORT WORTH -- B.L. Smith Sr., 78, a minister and retired U.S. government employee, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Progressive Primitive Baptist Church, 1009 S. Edgewood Terrace. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Burnice Lee Smith Sr. "Sonny Boy" was born Dec. 2, 1918, in Wortham, Texas, to Annazora Cox and Walter Smith. He was raised by his grandmother, Lue Edna Blanche, his aunt, Marie, and his uncle, Quince Cox "Buddy Red."

He played football and other sports while attending Wortham Negro High School. After graduation from high school on June 4, 1937, he attended Prairie View College on a scholarship. He met and married Ernistene Ardelia Jones. He entered the U.S. armed services on Dec. 13, 1943, and was honorably discharged on Dec. 15, 1945. His family resided on the east side "Baptist Hill" of Fort Worth where he became a barber and his wife Ernistene became a beautician. They later moved family and business to "Stop 6." While a barber in partnership with Claude Moss, "Smitty" also worked for the U.S. Corps of Engineers as a messenger. He answered his calling to the ministry under Rev. Bivins at Sweet Home Baptist Church Church. He earned a degree from Southern Bible Institute and avidly attended theology training at other divinity schools. He also attended UT Arlington. Rev. B.L. Smith became the pastor of Bethel Primitive Baptist Church. Rev. Smith left Bethel to found Booker T. Street Baptist Church, but returned to Bethel, where the name was later changed to Bethel Progressive Primitive Baptist Church.

Rev. Smith met Ruth Williams Miller, they married Aug. 17, 1974. Rev. B.L. Smith Sr. and Mrs. Ruth W. Smith were married 24 years.

Rev. Smith was involved in numerous civic and social organizations. He was a member of the Fort Worth Baptist Ministers Union, Fort Worth Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, East Fort Worth Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, Minister's and Wives Institute, Black Pastor's Association, and was a founding member of Progressive Church Fellowship.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Smith and Anna Zora Cox; brothers, Joe Brooks Jr., Theadore Brooks and Bobby Brooks; and sisters, Dorothy Hawkins and Donald Ann Wright.

Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Ruth Smith; sons, Jimmy Joel Smith of Oakland, Calif., Rev. B.L. Smith Jr. and Don Raymond Smith, both of Fort Worth, and Theadore Eugene Smith of Dallas; daughter, Cheryl Diane Jones; brother, Charles Brooks of Fort Worth; sisters, Bernice Brooks Stanley and Viola Timms; grandchildren, B.L. Smith III, Grace Smith, Blake Smith, Jimmy Joel Smith, Gary Smith, Kevin Paul Smith, Kevin Don Hall-Smith, Mytron Smith, Don Smith II, Ernistene Smith, Sylvia Green, Dionne Smith, and Anton Smith; sister-in-law, Dolly Nell Brooks; brother- in-law, Johnny Stanley Sr.; cousins, Zanelle Carter, Prezell Thompson, Kevin Carter Jr.; nephews, Kenneth Timms, Hezzie Timms, Larry Timms, Bobby Timms, Tony Brooks, Johnny Stanley Jr, Ronald Timms, Reginald Timms, Lennie B. Hawkins, and Michael Wayne Hawkins; and nieces, Anna Mullone, Pat Hawkins, Elizabeth Shaw, Brenda Timms, Beverly Brooks, Debra Brooks, La Wanda Brigham, Joycelyn Thompson and Sherry Brooks.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

Matthew J. Valenti
JOSHUA -- Matthew John Valenti, 22, a warehouseman at Palm Harbor Homes, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, in Johnson County from injuries received in a motorcycle-automobille accident.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Blessing Funeral Home in Mansfield. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington.

Matthew Valenti was born Oct. 7, 1974, in Novato, Calif.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555
 

Kenneth Scott
STEPHENVILLE -- Kenneth Scott, 66, a retired football coach and teacher, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at a Stephenville hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Stephenville Funeral Home. Burial: Gardens of Memory. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Stephenville ISD Education Foundation.

Kenneth Scott was born March 16, 1930, in Paris, Texas. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He graduated from Stephenville High School and Texas Christian University and earned his master's degree at Tarleton State University. He was a member of the Texas High School Coaches Association.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Jill Scott of Stephenville; sister, Gwynta Shuffield of Fort Worth; three grandchildren; one nephew; and one niece.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161
 

Barbara Brooks
FORT WORTH -- Barbara Ann Hughes Brooks, 49, who retired from Lockheed after 17 years as a welder, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at home.

Funeral: noon Saturday at The Charity Church, 2936 Stuart Drive. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors.

Barbara Ann Hughes Brooks was born Nov. 6, 1947, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Son, Christopher Brooks of Fort Worth; two daughters, Faith Alexia Brooks of Arlington and Antrece Brooks of Fort Worth; two brothers, Egbert Charles and Minister Larry Hughes; two sisters, Bessie Adams and Laura Brooks; four grandchildren; and uncles, aunt, nephews and nieces.

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

Helen D.P. McAllister
PLANO -- Helen Dorothea Potter McAllister, 81, a retired fashion design commercial artist, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, in Plano.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in Floral Garden Park Cemetery in High Point, N.C. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole and from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Harold Davis Funeral Home in High Point, N.C.

Memorials: America Cancer Society, American Lung Association or a charity of choice.

Helen McAllister was born Jan. 3, 1916, in Chicago, Ill.

She was a former resident of Avon, Conn., and High Point, N.C. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in High Point, N.C.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. McAllister.

Survivors: Children, Carolyn Shapard and her husband, Charlie, of Plano, Tom McAllister and his wife, Judy, of Pfafftown, N.C., and Janet Striegel and her husband, Scott, of Pasadena, Calif.; seven grandchildren; two great grand- children; aunt, Lucy Galvin of Chicago, Ill.; and cousin, Mary Janet Galvin of Chicago, Ill.

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

Lucile McElreath
FORT WORTH -- Lucile McElreath, 69, a retired missionary of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to Zaire in Africa and a retired Everman High School teacher, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997.

Memorial service: 1 p.m. Saturday at Hurst Christian Church, 745 Brown Trail.

Lucile McElreath was born March 11, 1927, in Norman, Okla. She received a master's degree in French from TCU and was an officer of the Tanglefoot Dance Club.

Survivors: Daughters, Linda McClintock of Dallas and Donna Phillips of Hurst; sisters, Mary Bohannon of Ponca City, Okla., and Roberta Smith of Springfield, Mo.; and grandchildren, Andrew and Patrick McClintock of Dallas and Aaron Finch and Andy, Matt and Audrey Phillips, all of Hurst.
 

Avis B. Umberson
HURST -- Avis Bethel Umberson, 90, a nurse, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at a nursing home.

Graveside service: was at 2 p.m. Thursday in West End Cemetery. Officiating was the Rev. Buddy Wells.

Avis Bethel Umberson was born March 10, 1906, in Stephenville. She was married to William F. Umberson on July 25, 1923, in Temple; he preceded her in death Feb. 25, 1992. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors: Son, Jack Umberson of Houston; daughter, Jayne Ridley of Fort Worth; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Lacy Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 968-2102
 

Melissa J. Halbach
FORT WORTH -- Melissa Jeanette Halbach, 40, a legal secretary, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Village Chapel. Burial: private. Vigil: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Francis Village Chapel.

Memorials: Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Worth

Melissa Halbach was born Dec. 15, 1956, in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

She had been a resident of Fort Worth since 1967 and was a 1975 graduate of Western Hills High School.

Survivors: Mother, Luanne Halbach; brothers, Joseph R. Halbach and John W. Halbach, both of Fort Worth, Jason M. Halbach of Arlington, Jerry F. Halbach of Fort Worth, Jacque C. Halbach of Plano, James V. Halbach of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Justin P. Halbach of Fort Worth ; sisters, Mary E. Henry, Miranda L. Smith and Margaret K. Lozano, all of Fort Worth; and nieces and nephews.

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

Fidel M. Maldonado
FORT WORTH -- Fidel M. Maldonado, 75, a mechanic for the National Guard, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Friday at All Saints Catholic Church. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Sweetwater.

Fidel Maldonado was born Nov. 21, 1921, in Aspermont.

He was in the Army Air Corps 26 years and the National Guard 24 years. He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and 3rd degree Knights of Columbus.

Survivors: Wife, Luisa Maldonado of Fort Worth; and several nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Bill Page
ROANOKE -- Bill Page, 54, owner of B&R Pipe Fabrication, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Richland Hills Church of Christ. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Bill Page was born April 10, 1942, in Fort Worth.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the National Association of Pipe Fabricators.

Survivors: Wife, Deborah Page of Roanoke; sons, Brad Page, George Brown and Steve Mackenrodt; daughters, Kristina Page and Tammy Mackenrodt; mother, Jackie Hopkins; and grandchildren, Nicholas and Jeremy Mackenrodt, Sydney and Dillan Brown and Kayla and Savannah Page.

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

Dwayne S. Smith
LAKE WORTH -- Dwayne Shane Smith, 15, a student, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Lakeside Baptist Church. Burial: Ashcreek Cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at The Memorial Chapel.

Memorials: Lake Worth Chapter of the FFA.

Dwayne Shane Smith was born Nov. 14, 1981, in Fort Worth. He was a student at Lake Worth High School and had played football at Lake Worth Middle School. He enjoyed fishing and skating and was a member of the FFA.

Survivors: Father, Dewayne Smith of Lake Worth; mother, Terri Jeane Smith of Azle; stepmother, Debbie Smith of Lake Worth; brothers, Christopher Smith and Michael Smith; sisters, Christina Juarez, Lisa Smith and Linda Smith; grandparents, Raymond Thomason, Jean Thomason, Hazel Smith and Dock Smith and his wife, Marie; and many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

The Memorial Chapel
1207 S. Cherry Lane, 246-4988
 

Thomas F. Mallon
FORT WORTH -- Thomas F. Mallon, 77, a retired General Dynamics aircraft mechanic, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, in Richland Hills.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Holly Hills Cemetery in Granbury.

Thomas Mallon was born Dec. 23, 1919, and died on Feb. 4, 1997, in Richland Hills, Texas. He was a resident of Fort Worth since 1954. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. He worked for General Dynamics for 40 years and retired in 1985.

Survivors: Wife of 24 years, Edith T. Mallon of Fort Worth; daughter, Rita Ann Payne of Fort Worth; stepson, Eddy Brown of Streetman; stepdaughters, Melinda Goodman and Melody Perkins, both of Fort Worth; one grandson; and two stepgrandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

George D. Shults
ARLINGTON -- George D. Shults, 48, a freight dispatcher and reserve police officer, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Arlington Funeral Home.

George Shults was born Aug. 29, 1948, in Dallas.

He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and an employee of Central Freight Lines-Viking Freight Systems for more than 30 years. He was a reserve Arlington police officer for 25 years. He was a softball umpire for Arlington 12 years. In 1996, he was named Arlington Reserve Police Officer of the Year. In 1987, he received the Life Saving Award from the Arlington Police Department and the Arlington Fire Department for saving the life of an infant. He received a proclamation from Arlington Mayor Richard Greene for time and services contributed to the citizens of Arlington in December 1996. He passed away at home surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. He had been an Arlington resident since 1971.

Survivors: Wife, Donna Shults of Arlington; daughters, Leslie Stroud and her husband, Jeff, of Arlington and Shelly Shults of Arlington; brothers, Larry Shults of Carrollton, Butch Shults of Grand Prairie, Don Shults of Euless and Jerry Shults of Keller; sister, Cheryl Moore of Arlington; grandson, Jordan Shults of Arlington; and a host of other family members and friends.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

John S. Ramirez
FORT WORTH -- John Saul Ramirez, 44, a refrigeration technician, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Rosary: 7 p.m. Friday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

John Saul Ramirez was born Dec. 30, 1952, in Coleman, where he was raised and graduated from Coleman High School in 1973. He moved to Fort Worth in May 1973 and had lived in the Fort Worth area for 23 years.

Mr. Ramirez was a refrigeration technician for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Dallas and had been previously employed with Amtrak and the Santa Fe Railway in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Wife, Teresa Ramirez of Fort Worth; son, John Saul Ramirez Jr. of Fort Worth; daughter, Julia Ramirez of Fort Worth; parents, David and Lenora Ramirez of Fort Worth; brothers, Arnold Ramirez of Saginaw and Andy Ramirez and David Ramirez Jr., both of Fort Worth; sisters, Lily Sanchez of Saginaw and Diana Alfaro of Fort Worth; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

Verlene Allen
FORT WORTH -- Verlene Allen, 70, a retired cook, died Wednesday, Feb, 5, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Baker Funeral Home. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Verlene Allen was born Sept. 12, 1927. She was the daughter of Wright and Texanna Manuel Williams. Verlene grew up in La Grange and attended public schools there. She came to Fort Worth and settled in 1965. Here, she worked as a professional chef, having studied and been certified as a master cook. She was married to Thessalonia Allen, who preceded her in death in 1965. She retired from the Pink Poodle Restaurant.

Survivors: Sons, Richard Lee Allen and Thessalonia Wiltz Allen Jr., both of Fort Worth; brothers, Rev. James L. Williams of Cameron and Lowell Williams Sr. of Sweetwater; sister, Emogene Williams Turner of El Paso; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and other family members; and a vast number of friends.

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

Addis Young
FORT WORTH -- Addis Young Sr., 86, a retired plumber's assistant, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Saturday in Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Addis Young was born April 15, 1910, in Marshall. He was the son of Marion and Rosie Kelton Young. He grew up in Marshall and attended the Harrison County Public Schools. He lived in Marshall most of his life. He came to Fort Worth in 1940s and lived here nearly 20 years. Here, he met and married Beulah Mae Statford, who remained his loving wife until her death in 1988. He worked as a plumber's assistant for O.D. Grady Plumbling Company more than 20 years before retirement. He returned to Marshall and lived there until 1992, when he came back to Fort Worth to be nearer his children.

Survivors: Sons, Harold Young, Chester Young and A.V. Young, all of Fort Worth, Melvin Young of Moshier Valley, Ray Young of Waco and Robert Young of Fort Worth; daughters, Shirley Ann Young of Waco and Bobbie Jean Young, of Fort Worth; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and other family members and friends.

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

Patricia A. Merrell
FORT WORTH -- Patricia Ann Merrell, 56, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Guardian Cremation Society.

Patricia Merrell was born Nov. 3, 1940, in Ohio.

Survivors: Son, Denny Berry of Fort Worth; daughter, Elizabeth Ann Merrell of Ohio; brothers, Dallie A. Vernon and Ronald E. Bosley; sister, Jacqulyn Soles; five grandchildren; and soul mate, Andrew Brey Jr.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

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
 

Donald L. McMahan
FORT WORTH -- Donald L. McMahan, 68, a retired machinist, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at a Dallas hospital after a heart transplant.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Ridglea Baptist Church. Officiants: G.M. Cole and Steve Hudson. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Memorials: Ridglea Baptist Church or a charity of choice.

Donald McMahan was born May 28, 1928, in Healdton, Okla. He was a machinist for 37 years at General Dynamics, retiring in 1988. He was an Air Force veteran and a member of Ridglea Baptist Church. He was a loving husband and father; and golfing, fishing and hunting buddy.

Survivors: Wife of 46 years, Eva Jo McMahan; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Denise McMahan of Fort Worth and Sgt. Maj. John and Marsha McMahan of San Antonio; sister, Von Walker of Healdton, Okla.; grandchildren, Michael and Christy McMahan of San Antonio; five nieces; three nephews; and many friends.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Louise Lister
FORT WORTH -- Louise Lister, 79, a homemaker, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: noon Saturday at Paradise Baptist Church, 121 Paradise St., Fort Worth. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church.

Mrs. Louise Lister was born Aug. 6, 1917, in Robertson County, Texas. She was a member of Paradise Baptist Church, Usher Board No. 1, Sunday school (the Adult class), and the Missionary Society. She was active in the Caville Place Senior Citizen Center.

Survivors: Sons, Booker T. Lister, Charles Lister and Sammie Lister; daughters, Cora Murphy of Marlin, Gloria Lister and Brenda Fletcher, both of Houston, and Lorine Lister of Fort Worth; brother, W.L. Toles of Oceanside, Calif.; sister, Cynthia Lincoln of Fort Worth; 13 grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

David M. Shelton
AZLE -- David Michael Shelton, 51, an independent cement contractor, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Azleland Cemetery Chapel. Burial: Azleland Cemetery. Visitation: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at White's Funeral Home.

David Michael Shelton was born Dec. 18, 1945, in Hunt County. He was a Vietnam War veteran and attended LaJunta Baptist Church.

Mr. Shelton was preceded in death by a brother, Pat Shelton, in 1990.

Survivors: Daughter, Anna Jean Shelton of Brenham; brothers, Hugh Shelton of Azle and Dan Shelton of California; sisters, Mildred Spence and Mariann Castillo, both of Fort Worth, and Louise Hallman of Winnsboro; and numerous family members.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211
 

Wilford L. Lewis
WHITE SETTLEMENT -- Wilford L. Lewis, 86, who retired in 1973 from General Dynamics, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Westridge Church of the Nazarene, 9500 Chapin Road in Fort Worth. Burial: Annetta Cemetery in Annetta. Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Thompson's Harveston & Cole Funeral Home.

Memorials: Westridge Church of the Nazarene, Gideons or a charity of choice.

Wilford Lamar Lewis was born July 20, 1910, in Roby, Texas, and had lived in White Settlement for 50 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a friend to all. He was a member of Westridge Church of the Nazarene.

Mr. Lewis was preceded in death by his brother, Charles.

Survivors: Wife, Vera Lewis of Fort Worth; sons and their wives, Darrell and Sandy, Gary and Jennilu "Scottie" and Jim Kromer and Alecia, all of Fort Worth; daughters and their husbands, Geneane Martin and Steve and Shelly Rachel Hedgpeth and Dale, all of Willow Park; stepsons, Roger Kromer of Fort Worth and Larry Kromer and his wife, Lark, of Germany; stepdaughter, Phyllis Schneider and husband Jim of Tyler; brother, Aubrey of Abilene; sisters, Lida Mae Caudle of Odessa and Merlene Lewis of Abilene; 20 grandchildren; and 16 great- grandchildren.

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

Hope T. Alexander
FORT WORTH -- Hope Trueblood Alexander, 85, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at home.

Private graveside service: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the home of her son, G. Karl Alexander Jr.

Memorials: Food Club, First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth, 800 W. Fifth, Fort Worth, Texas 76102, and Cook Children's Medical Center, 801 Seventh Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76104.

Hope Alexander was born Dec. 30, 1911, in Wichita Falls. She had resided in Fort Worth over 60 years.

She was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.

Survivors: Husband of 67 years, G.K. Alexander Sr.; son, G. Karl Alexander Jr. and wife, Patricia; grandchildren, Kimberly Alexander and Darren and Elise Alexander, all of Fort Worth, and Clayton and Tammy Alexander of Arlington; and great-grandchildren, Curtis and Dianna Alexander and David Alexander, all of Fort Worth, and Lauren Alexander of Arlington.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

William E. Mosier
ALVORD -- William Ellis Mosier, 83, a farmer, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at a Bowie hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday in Alvord Cemetery in Alvord.

William Mosier was born April 9, 1913, in Alvord. He married Yvonne Johnson on Sept. 21, 1938, in Alvord. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was superintendent for the Alvord Water Department for 14 years.

Survivors: Wife, Yvonne of Alvord; and son, Louis Mosier of Alvord.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959
 

Tommy Brown
ARLINGTON -- Tommy Brown, 46, an accountant, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, in Grand Prairie.

Funeral: was at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lawson Funeral Home. Burial: Meridian.

Tommy Brown was born May 22, 1950, in Meridian.

Lawson Funeral Home
Meridian, (817) 435-2792
 

Jimmie L. Maples
ARLINGTON -- Jimmie Lee Maples, 66, a homemaker and artist, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, in Arlington.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Friday in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City.

Memorials: Cancer Research Foundation of North Texas, 900 W. Randol Mill Road, Suite 204, Arlington 76012; or American Heart Association, 2401 Scott Ave., Fort Worth 76103.

Jimmie Lee Maples was born July 5, 1930, in Covington. She was a former Plano resident.

Survivors: Brother, Albert G. Lee of Fair Oaks, Calif.; sister and brother-in- law, Jackie and David Washington of Arlington; four nephews; two nieces; and longtime friend and companion, Robert Midway of Plano.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Kelley Lewellen
GLEN ROSE -- Kelley Lewellen, 73, a rancher, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

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

Memorials: Cottonwood Baptist Church and Rainbow Baptist Church.

Kelley Lewellen was born Jan. 10, 1924, in Halletsville. He was a member of Cottonwood Baptist Church. He moved from Midland to Glen Rose in 1951. He was a member of local civic organizations.

Survivors: Wife, Grace Lewellen of Glen Rose; sons, Mike Lewellen of Glen Rose, Stephen Lewellen of Houston and Steve Anderson of Frisco; daughter, Robin Bagerman of Rowlett; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Wiley Funeral Home
Glen Rose, (817) 897-2288
 

Frankie B. Lee
FORT WORTH -- Frankie Blacklidge Lee, 77, who worked in the modeling professsion, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin- Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Rev. Conley Dugger will officiate. Burial: Wortham Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Jerry W. Riddle, George Dunham, Franklin Wilson, Randy Jarrel Bobby Wilson and Marcus Frost.

Memorials: The American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Frankie Blacklidge Lee was born Oct. 28, 1919, in Richland. She owned and operated, for 20 years the Cecile B. Lee Academy of Modeling and Charm and Masion Lee Beauty Solon in Houston. She was preceded in death by her husband, C.B. Lee.

Survivors: Brother, Billy J. Blacklidge of Wortham; sister, Jimmie B. Green of Fort Worth; nephews, Kenneth L. Blacklidge of Dallas and Robert N. Green Jr. of San Francisco, Calif.; nieces, T.K. Riddle and Robin G. Dunham of Fort Worth; and two great-nieces.

Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Corsicana, 1530 North 45th Street (903)
 

David M. Pinson
PROCTOR -- David M. Pinson, 67, a Comanche County commissioner, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at a Comanche hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Harrell Funeral Home. Burial: Proctor Cemetery in Proctor.

David Mark Pinson was born April 28, 1929, in Proctor. He was a Comanche County commissioner and a World War II veteran.

Survivors: Wife, Faye Pinson of Proctor; sister, June Powers of San Antonio; uncle, Winston Miller of Santa Fe, Texas; and aunt, Bertha Rogers of Santa Fe.

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

Doris M. Voss
ARLINGTON -- Doris Mae Voss, 71, a retired freelance writer for magazines, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at home.

Funeral: no services planned.

Doris Mae Voss was born Nov. 29, 1925, in Manitowoc, Wis. She graduated from Manitowoc High School in 1942. She received her cosmetology license in 1947 and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1975 with a bachelor of science in criminal justice.

Survivors: Sons, Roger Voss of Wichita, Kan., Lyle Voss of Denver, Colo., and Lance Voss of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and five grandchildren.

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

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.

Mrs. Hoel's nephews, including Michael Davis, Wendell Davis, Gary Ellis, Clint Howard, Davis Langston and David Stroud, will bear her casket. Her nephews Phil Anderson and Steve Anderson will serve as honorary bearers.

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 47 nieces and nephews.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233
 

Ocie May Thomas
RHOME -- Ocie May Thomas, 82, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, in Denton.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Christian- Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd. Burial: Aurora Cemetery. Visitation: Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Ocie May Thomas was born Nov. 24, 1914, in Prim, Ark.

Survivors: Sons, L.G. Thomas of Rhome and Troy Thomas of Watauga; daughters, Susie Salmon of Rhome, Gale Osborn of Rhome and Brenda Hudson of Newark; brothers, Owen Prince of Missouri and Bob Prince and J.M. Prince, both of Arkansas; sisters, Dorothy Teal and Myre Clark, both of Arkansas; and 16 grandchildren.

Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home
Boyd, (817) 433-5310
 

Juanita J. Vernon
FORT WORTH -- Juanita Jett Vernon, 76, an art director, transcended Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

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

Juanita Jett Vernon was born Nov. 1, 1920, in Fort Worth. She was a past Eastern Star worthy matron and was a member of the Fort Worth Garden Club and Senior Citizens Club. She was a former beauty contestant, model and art director.

She was not only beautiful on the outside, but also emanated a rare beauty from within shining through in her exceptional artistic and creative abilities, as well as through her boundless love and devotion to her family. She will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.

Mrs. Vernon was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Scott Vernon III.

Survivors: Her beloved daughter and son, Regina Gayle Vernon and Sam Scott Vernon IV; brothers, B.W. Jett and George T. Jett; grandsons, Sam Scott Vernon V, 1st Lt. Les Paul Vernon and Gibson Vernon; granddaughter, Lisa Vernon; great-grandsons, Marcus Vernon and Hayden Vernon; aunts, Ruby Weidner and Dorthy Holder; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Myrtle Smith
ARLINGTON -- Myrtle Smith, 78, a retired waitress, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at home.

Funeral: time pending Saturday at Saulter Funeral Home in Mississippi. Burial: Cliburn Cemetery in Mississippi.

Myrtle Smith was born March 6, 1918, in New Heburn, Miss.

Survivors: Sons, Kennith Smith and Dwayne Smith; and daughter, Sandra Howell.

Alonzo Funeral Home
2301 Ephriham Ave., 740-9091
 

Georgia B. Fletcher
FORT WORTH -- Georgia B. Fletcher, 80, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1:30 p. m. Saturday at Pleasant Mount Gilead Baptist Church, 5312 Houghton Ave. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Mount Gilead Baptist Church.

Georgia B. Fletcher was born Dec. 1, 1916, in Tyler. She lived in this area for more than 55 years. She was a member of Pleasant Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church, were she served in the Mission Department. She was also a member of the choir.

Survivors: Daughter, Reba Malone of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Sholunda Beasley of Grand Prairie and Shotori Blakeney of Fort Worth; cousins, Hershell Wynn of California and Leonard Scott of Fort Worth.

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

Walter John Hoesing
MINERAL WELLS -- Walter John Hoesing, 71, retired from the U.S. Army, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Mineral Wells. Burial: Woodland Park Cemetery. Rosary: 7 p.m. Friday at Baum- Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home.

Walter John Hoesing was born Sept. 27, 1925, in Menominee, Neb.

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

Leola C. Burton
CLEBURNE -- Leola Custard Burton, 94, a retired schoolteacher, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, in Keene.

Graveside service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Leola Burton was born April, 9, 1902, in Florence, Texas.

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

Tilmon Davis
FORT WORTH -- Tilmon "Rail Head" Davis, 73, a construction worker, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral: 12 noon Saturday at Fellowship Baptist Church, 956 E. Jefferson. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. at Morris-Bates Mortuary.

Tilmon Davis was born Sept. 6, 1923, in Garland, Ark.

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

Lucille Lolley Hubbard
FORT WORTH -- Lucille Lolley Hubbard, 75, a retired schoolteacher, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Lucille Lolley Hubbard was born June 29, 1921, in Fort Worth. She taught school in Galveston and was active in the PTA. She enjoyed writing poetry and had won several awards in the Fort Worth Poetry Writing Contest. She also enjoyed coin collecting, word games, crossword puzzles, travel and gardening.

Survivors: Son, Wayne Lolley of Fort Worth; daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Marvin Klostermann of Bellville, Sharon Penrod of Breckenridge, Mary and Alan Dunaway of Grand Prairie and Jayne Knopp of Katy; sister, Dorothy Korolevich and LaVaughn Crowder, both Fort Worth; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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

Olan A. King
SAINT JO -- Olan Anderson King, 92, a rancher, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at a nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Saint Jo. Burial: Mountain Park Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at McCoy Funeral Home.

Olan Anderson King was born July 18, 1904, in Grayson County.

McCoy Funeral Home
Saint Jo, (817) 995-2288
 

Levi Jenkins
GRAFORD -- Levi Jenkins, 78, a farmer and rancher, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at a Mineral Wells hospital.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday at a residence on Devils Hollow Road in Graford.

Memorials: Cook Children's Medical Center or for cancer research in memory of "Mc".

Mr. Jenkins was born Feb. 23, 1918, in Palo Pinto County to W.A. and Ethel Emily Storms Jenkins. He served in World War II and worked for Palo Pinto County more than 20 years. He was a member of the Methodist church.

He was preceded in death by his son, Levi McClure Jenkins, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Jenkins.

Survivors: Wife, Jean Jenkins of Graford; daughter, Roxy Moore of Graford; brothers, Leon Jenkins of Mineral Wells and Lawrence Jenkins of Cool; sisters, Edna Mitchell of Mineral Wells, Ozella Pendergraft of Graham, Ida Mae Hawkins of Bridgeport and Margie Wilson of Mineral Wells; grandchildren, Josh Moore and wife, Christy, and Hannah Moore, all of Graford; and many nieces and nephews.

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

Emanuel Buda
RICHLAND HILLS -- Emanuel Buda, 68, owner of Buda Overhead Garage Doors, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials: The American Cancer Society or the Diabetes Association.

Emanuel Buda was born Feb. 12, 1928, in Syracuse, N.Y. He died after a short illness. He was a member of Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship and Bethseda Community Church.

Survivors: Wife, Cassie Buda of Richland Hills; son, Douglas Buda of Grapevine; daughters, Roxann Garcia of Euless and Juanita Lightsey of Haltom City; brother, Frank Buda of California; sisters, Frances Sterns of Tully, N.Y., and Marie Smith of Hornel, N.Y.; and grandchildren, Jason Lightsey and Hannah Lightsey, both of Haltom City.

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

Joe Tribble
GRANDVIEW -- Joe Tribble, 83, a retired automotive mechanic, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at a Grandview nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Clayton Kay Funeral Home. Burial: Grandview Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Joe Tribble was born Dec. 1, 1913, in Covington.

Clayton Kay Funeral Home
Grandview, (817) 866-3311
 

Juan M. Paredes III
ARLINGTON -- Juan Manuel Paredes III, 2 months, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday in Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Juan Paredes III was born Nov. 28, 1996, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Parents, Juan Paredes Jr. and Yessenia Arriaga of Arlington; brother, Jesus Rey Paredes; sister, Gloria Yvette Paredes; grandparents, Jesus and Gloria Arriaga and Juan M. and Elizabeth Paredes; nine aunts; and two uncles.

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

Albert E. Lary
SPRINGTOWN -- Albert Earl Lary, 81, a retired oilfield driller, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, in North Richland Hills.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Hawkins Funeral Home. Burial: Salona Cemetery in Bowie.

Albert Earl Lary was born Jan. 2, 1916, in Woodville, Okla.

Survivors: Sons, Ronnie Lary of Devol, Okla., Carl Lary of Grand Prairie, Dennis Lary of Pilot Point and Michael Lary of Poolville; daughters, Pat Cornelison of Lake Bridgeport and Ruthie Evans of Fort Worth; brother, Billy Wayne Lary of Florida; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Hawkins Funeral Home
Bridgeport, (817) 683-2211
 

Paul Golden
SALINAS, Calif. -- Paul Golden, 77, a retired medical physician, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, in Salinas.

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Madonna del Sasso Catholic Church in Salinas. Burial: Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Salinas.

Memorials: charity of choice.

Paul Golden was born March 22, 1919, in San Francisco, Calif. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. Lt. Col. Golden was a B-24 pilot and served with the 456 Bomb Group (H) as a member of "Col. Steed's Flying Colts" based in Cerignola, Italy.

He graduated from the University of San Francisco and received his M.D. from Stanford University. He practiced medicine in the Salinas area until his retirement.

Survivors: Wife, Celeste S. Golden of Salinas; sons, Michael Golden of Fort Worth, Don Golden of Bend, Ore., and Jon Golden of Salinas, Calif.; brother, Bill Golden of Honolulu, Hawaii; and seven grandchildren.

Struve and Laporte Funeral Home
Salinas, Calif., (408) 424-0311
 

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 a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and was a Mason for 50 years.

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

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

Cora May "Madie" 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.

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 Bynum 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
 

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
 

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

Funeral was at 1 p.m. Thursday at Wiley Funeral Home. Burial was at 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 and Southern College of Optometry and was 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
 

Abbie B. Bedwell
CROWLEY -- Abbie Bessie Bedwell, 88, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Shannon T.C.U. Funeral Chapel. Burial: 3 p.m. in City Cemetery in Waurika, Okla.

Abbie Bessie Bedwell was born July 15, 1908, in Konawa, Okla.

Survivors: Son, Harmon Lindesmilk; daughter, Lois Jean Rivera; grandchildren, Joe Ward, Randy Ward, Jeanie Saunders, Debbie Pilgreen; great- grandchildren, Tonka Crowder, Jennifer Tipton, John D. Ince, Kristi Ward, Megan Ward, Casey Pilgreen; and great-great- grandchild, Dylan Tipton.

Shannon-TCU Funeral Chapel
3015 Merida, 926-3314

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