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Published Feb. 8, 1997

Dorothy Abbey
COMANCHE -- Dorothy Abbey, 75, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at a Brownwood hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hall & Sons Funeral Home. Burial: Comanche Gardens of Memory.

Memorials: Liberty Freewill Baptist Church.

Dorothy Abbey was born Feb. 14, 1921, in Van Dyke, Comanche County. She retired in 1990 after 17 years as a cafeteria employee of the Comanche Independent School District.

Hall & Sons Funeral Home
Comanche, (915) 356-5214
 

Ben F. Baldwin
FORT WORTH -- Ben F. Baldwin, 85, a retired geologist, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at home.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Monday at St. Stephen Presbyterian Church. Graveside service: 3 p.m. Monday in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: Community Hospice or St. Stephen Presbyterian Church.

Ben F. Baldwin was born Dec. 1, 1911, in Clarendon. He graduated from Texas Technological University. He was a geologist with Amoco Production for 391/2 years and with Union Pacific Resources, formerly Champlin Oil, for four years and was a consultant to Abernathy Exploration for 14 years.

Ben was an active member of the Petroleum Club of Fort Worth, American Association of Petroleum Geologists and St. Stephen Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Ann Baldwin.

Survivors: Wife of 58 years, Maxine S. Baldwin of Fort Worth; daughter, Mary M. Baldwin of Seattle, Wash.; sisters, Gladys McMillen of Lubbock, Julia Van Bebber of Greenville, S.C., and Mildred Laycock of Pampa; nephew and his wife, Billy Ray Baldwin and Karen of Fort Worth; and several other nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Mary Banda
MINERAL WELLS -- Mary Banda, 63, a public school worker, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at a Mineral Wells hospital.

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

Mary Banda was born June 7, 1933, in Mineral Wells.

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

Jacquelyn D. Billingsley
FORT WORTH -- Jacquelyn Dunn Billingsley, 69, a loving mother and grandmother, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at her daughter's home in Simi Valley, Calif.

Funeral: private.

Jacquelyn Dunn Billingsley was a native of Indianapolis, Ind. She graduated from Washington High School in Indianapolis. She lived in Missoula, Mont., for 17 years and then moved to Fort Worth in 1982. She was in retail sales for 15 years, working for Neiman Marcus.

Mrs. Billingsley was active in school and community affairs while raising her children. She also enjoyed golfing in her retirement years. She served in the Air Force, where she met her husband.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Gregory Edmondson of Simi Valley; sons and daughters-in-law, William and Sherry Billingsley of Missoula, Mont., and Timothy and Natalie Billingsley of Hinsdale, Ill.; sister, Marilyn Huber of Indianapolis; and 14 grandchildren.

Reardon Simi Valley Mortuary
Simi Valley, Calif., (805) 526-6677
 

Donald R. Billington
LEWISVILLE -- Donald Ray Billington, 69, an equipment operator for Mike Vinson Excavating, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at a Denton hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Mulkey- Mason Funeral Home. Graveside service: 1 p.m. Saturday in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials: American Lung Association.

Donald Billington was born Sept. 26, 1927, in Boonesville, Texas.

Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son
Denton, (817) 382-6622
 

Jimmye Boyett
EULESS -- Jimmye Boyett, 52, an electronics instructor with R.F. Monolithics Company, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at home.

Memorial service: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst. Burial: Private.

Mrs. Jimmye Boyett was born April 28, 1944, in Garland, Texas. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors: Husband, David B. Boyett; sons, Don and Joe Boyett; daughter, Brandi Boyett, all of Euless; father, James Snell of Oklahoma City; sister, Sue Minyard of Oklahoma City; and grandchildren, Roxi and Alyssa Boyett.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Charles D. Bradford
DECATUR -- Charles D. "Lucy" Bradford, 87, a custodian for the Irving School District, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at a Decatur hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.

Charles D. Bradford was born in Hals, Texas.

Survivors: Sisters, Velma Carpenter and Ruth Pevehouse, both of Bridgeport.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959
 

Robert M. Burnett
ARLINGTON -- Robert M. Burnett, 63, retired judge for Tarrant County Probate Court No. 1, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Arlington. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum in Fort Worth.

Memorials: Robert M. Burnett Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of Tarrant County Bar Association, 1315 Calhoun St., Fort Worth 76102.

The Honorable Robert M. "Bob" Burnett was born Jan. 20, 1934, in Sanger, Denton County, and moved to Arlington with his parents, John Q. Burnett, now deceased, and Bama Burnett, age 91, shortly after his third birthday.

Bob graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 1957, receiving his JD in August of that year, after which he joined the Big Spring law firm of Walton Morrison. In 1959, he was named the first assistant district attorney of Tarrant County to be officed in Arlington. Then in 1962 he became the first full-time city attorney in Arlington. He later became a partner in the law firm of DeVore, Bagby, Ashworth, McGahey, Ross and Burnett. From 1969 to 1970, Bob served in the Texas House of Representatives, after which he was elected to the bench of Tarrant County Probate Court No. 1, on which he served from 1972 until his retirement in April 1994. Upon his retirement from the bench, he served as counsel with the Fort Worth office of Haynes and Boone.

Bob was a charter member and past president of the Arlington Bar Association, a member of the Tarrant County Bar Association, a charter member of the Tarrant County Probate Bar Association, a member of the Texas College of Probate Judges, as well as the National College of Probate Judges and the Texas Bar Association.

Survivors: His wife, Sue; brother, John Burnett of New York City; sisters, Lovice Hoehmann of Los Gatos, Calif., Maxine Shoemaker of Austin, Betty McEntire of Fort Worth and Peggy Waggoner of Sacramento, Calif.; two daughters, Vickie Bostick of Houston and Lisa Day of Longview; two sons, Jeff Burnett of South Bend, Ind., and Mark Eblen of Denton; and 10 grandchildren, Marnie Bostick, Emily, Meredith and Kate Day, Ben and Annie Burnett and Lindsay, Lesley, Nicholas and Hunter Eblen. In addition, he leaves many nieces, nephews, dear friends and close associates.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Ruby A. Byers
CLEBURNE -- Ruby A. Byers, 77, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at a Cleburne nursing center.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Saturday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne.

Ruby Byers was born March 12, 1919, in Glen Rose.

Survivors: Sons, Michael L. Byers of Arlington and Monte A. Byers and Timothy J. Byers, both of Cleburne; brothers, R.L. Alexander of Haltom City and Donald Alexander and Maurice Alexander, both of Cleburne; sister-in-law, Doris Clicque of Cleburne; and five grandchildren.

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

Billie J. Chapman
ARLINGTON -- Billie Jean Chapman, 67, retired from retail management, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, in Arlington after a long struggle with cancer.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Moore Funeral Home-Bowen Chapel. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Memorials: Hospice Family Services or American Cancer Society.

Billie Jean Chapman was born Aug. 10, 1929, in Shreveport, La. She moved to the Fort Worth-Arlington area in 1970. She began a rewarding career with Casual Corner Stores. Through hard work and determination, Billie became a store manager. She held that position at several area stores, her longest tenure being at Tandy Center in downtown Fort Worth. Billie retired from Casual Corner in April 1995.

Her natural warmth and loving nature, as well as her wonderful laughter, will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. Most of all, her daughters will treasure her wonderful memory forever.

Special thanks and gratitude are extended to Hospice Family Services and all who assisted the family during Billie's final days.

Survivors: Her four devoted daughters, Susan Tallas and June Bulat, both of Austin, Carolyn Erfurth of California and Cindy Cook of Fort Worth. She was blessed with six grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Shirley Morrison, of Ira, Texas.

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

Lucy M. Chavez
FORT WORTH -- Lucy M. Chavez, 64, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at home.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Saturday in Oakwood Cemetery.

Lucy M. Chavez was born Feb. 6, 1933, in Marlin. She was a loving mother.

Survivors: Husband, Carlos Chavez Sr. of Fort Worth; son, Carlos Chavez Jr. of Fort Worth; daughter, Lupe Chavez of Seminole; stepson, Jose L. Chavez of Artesia, N.M.; and stepdaughters, Gloria C. Uballe of Seminole and Monica Chavez of Alpine.

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

Eva Cope
OLNEY -- Eva Cope, 93, a homemaker, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, in Olney.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Saturday in Center Ridge Cemetery in Young County.

Eva Cope was born March 20, 1903, in Young County.

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

Noel N. Evans
FORT WORTH -- Noel Nipp Evans, 73, an employee of St. Anthony's Bookstore, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, in Fort Worth after a lengthy illness.

Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Rita Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials; St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Rita Catholic Church.

Noel Evans was born Dec. 17, 1923, in Dallas.

She was a devoted Catholic and a lifetime member of St. Rita's Catholic Church. She was a former member of The St. Rita's Altar Society and Choir.

She helped manage Noel's, the family business until it closed in 1987. Noel will be deeply missed by her many friends, co-workers and family.

Survivors: Daughters, Carla Evans Crockett and her husband, Clint, of Fort Worth, Barbara Evans Browning and her husband, Joe, of Omaha, Neb.; brothers, Jack Nipp and Jerry Nipp, both of Fort Worth; sister, Toppy Cochran of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Mark and Adam Crockett, Pam Hillery, Wendy Worrell and Krista Browning; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Barbara Ford
FORT WORTH -- Barbara Jean Thomas Ford, 67, a homemaker and retired Fort Worth school district teacher, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

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

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Barbara Jean Thomas Ford was born Sept. 12, 1929, in Huntington Park, Calif., and was a longtime Fort Worth resident. She was a graduate of Arlington Heights High School, the University of Texas at Austin and was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority, Edgecliff Village Garden Club and Edgecliff Village Fellowship.

She was a loving wife and mother who devoted her life to her family.

Survivors: Husband, O.B. Ford of Fort Worth; sons and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Marsha Ford of Bend, Ore., Larry Ford of Fort Worth and Roger Ford of Austin; mother-in-law, Mary I. Ford of Hutchinson, Kan.; sister, Margaret White of Fort Worth; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Harry and Maxine Harcrow of Littleton, Colo., and Leon and Jean Smith of Wichita, Kan.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

William E. Franklin
MAGNOLIA -- William Earl "Bill" Franklin, 67, a postal worker, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, in Magnolia.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, 16535 Kleinwood in Houston. Burial: Houston National Cemetery.

Survivors: Wife, Phyllis Franklin; daughters, and son-in-law, Jacqueline Frontina Franklin, Lei Lani and George Natale; sons and daughter-in-law, James F. and Rebecca Woods and Lawrence M. Woods; cousins, Mary Gene Sanderson, Ronnie Franklin, Louie Franklin Jr., Margaret Ann Wylie and Shirley Franklin; grandchildren, Sheryl, George Jr., Elisabeth, Matthew and Sharon; and great-granddaughter, Holly.

Brookshire Funeral Home
Houston, (713) 469-6511
 

Lenore Fritz
HALTOM CITY -- Lenore Fritz, 72, a retired military nurse, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at home.

Funeral: private. Burial: private.

Lenore Fritz was born June 2, 1924, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Daughter, Charlene Jobe of Richland Hills; and grandchildren, Robert Fritz and T.C. Jobe, both of Richland Hills.

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

Monroe G. Gandee
DENTON -- Monroe Grady Gandee, 70, owner-operator of Wolff's Food Store, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church. Burial: Roselawn Memorial Park.

Memorials: American Heart Association.

Monroe Grady Gandee was born Aug. 2, 1926, in Mineral Wells.

Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son
Denton, (817) 382-6622
 

H.B. Golson
FORT WORTH -- H.B. "Buck" Golson, 83, formerly of Waco, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Wilkirson-Hatch Funeral Home. Officiating: Rev. Gene Allen. Burial: Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers: all members of Tejas Travelers Good Sams Club.

Memorials: charity of choice.

Mr. Golson was born Dec. 28, 1913, near Speegleville, Texas. He attended schools in McLennan County. He married Fay Ellis on Sept. 18, 1937, in Hillsboro, Texas. He retired from MCC in 1979. He was a member of Tejas Travelers Good Sams Club and the United Methodist Church in Arp, Texas, where he served in many capacities.

Survivors: Wife, Fay Golson of Fort Worth; daughters and sons-in-law, Jane Bailey of Kaufman, Mary McKnight of Fort Worth, Sue and Marvin Feller of Fort Worth and Kay and Sam Holle of Sulphur Springs; sister, Alta Kirks of Waco; grandchildren, Clif and Melinda Bailey, Chris Feller, Lauri Cornelious, Jennifer Gaskin, Jeff Holle, Kristi Thompson and Jason Miller; and great-grandchildren, Tiffany Feller, Abbie Feller and Randall Gaskin.

Wilkirson-Hatch Funeral Home
Waco, (817) 753-3691
 

George E. Gray
WHITT -- George Elige "Bud" Gray, 93, a farmer and rancher, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at a Mineral Wells hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Baum- Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home in Mineral Wells. Burial: Newcastle Cemetery in Young County.

George Gray was born Jan. 2, 1904, in Ballinger, Texas.

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

Sidney G. Hammonds
WEATHERFORD -- Sidney Gleo Hammonds, 69, a retired employee of the Greystone Arabian Horse Ranch, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Saturday in Evergreen Cemetery.

Sidney Hammonds was born Nov. 19, 1927, in Fort Worth. He was a member of the Church of Christ and the VFW.

Survivors: Wife, Patsy Hammonds of Weatherford; stepson, Chris Light of Weatherford; brothers, Otis Hammonds of Texas and Floyd Hammonds of California; and sister and brother-in-law, Geneva and L.E. Nolley of Fort Worth.

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

Eugene F. Harmon
GRAHAM -- Eugene F. Harmon, 87, a retired oilfield pumper, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at a Graham nursing home.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Morrison Funeral Home. Burial: Loving Cemetery in Loving.

Eugene F. Harmon was born Sept. 2, 1909, in Loving.

Morrison Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-2121
 

Mabel Jorgenson
MERIDIAN -- Mabel Jorgenson, 87, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, in Clifton.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church. Burial: St. Olaf Lutheran Cemetery in Cranfills Gap.

Mabel Jorgenson was born Aug. 8, 1909, in Bosque County.

Lawson Funeral Home
Meridian, (817) 435-2792
 

George E. Kimbrough
FORT WORTH -- George E. Kimbrough, 68, a part-time security guard, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at a local hospital.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday in Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Pinkston's Mortuary.

George Kimbrough was born July 7, 1928.

Survivors: Friend and caretaker, Ara Edwards of Fort Worth; his best friend and dog, Dora.

Pinkston's Mortuary
821 E. Terrell Ave., 332-5393
 

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.

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
 

Robert B. Lidell
FORT WORTH -- Robert Benjamin Lidell, 77, part owner of Zeke's Fish & Chips, died Friday morning, Feb. 7, 1997, at home.

Funeral: noon Sunday at Kornbleet Chapel. Officiating: Rabbi Sidney Zimelman. Burial: Ahavath Sholom Cemetery.

Memorials: charity of choice.

Robert Lidell, a native and life resident of Fort Worth, was a member of Congregation Ahavath Sholom. He was also a member of B'nai Brith and the Jewish War Veterans Post No. 755.

Survivors: Wife, Ann Fleischmann Lidell; sons, Craig Lidell and his wife, Kara, of Arlington, and Mark Lidell and his wife, Diane, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Jarrett, Tara and Connor Lidell, and Matthew Green; sister, Sylvia Lidell Wexler and her husband, Al, of Fort Worth; and several nieces and nephews.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233
 

Georgia Morgan Lisk
MOUNT DORA, Fla. -- Georgia Morgan Lisk, 58, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997.

Funeral: was Jan. 31 at Lake Ola Baptist Church in Lake Ola, Fla. Burial: was Jan. 31 in Greenwood Cemetery in Apopka, Fla.

Georgia Lee Morgan Lisk was born March 9, 1938, in Topeka, Kan. Her family moved to Fort Worth in 1943. In her youth, she was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth. She graduated from Arlington Heights High School, attended Texas Wesleyan, and received a BA from North Texas State University. She was a librarian at Sidney Lanier in Dallas, then at Arlington Heights High in Fort Worth, until she moved to Central Florida in 1965. Georgia was a librarian at Hiawassee Elementary School for 30 years. She retired in 1996. At the time of her death, she was the pianist for East Lake Baptist Fellowship in Sorrento, Fla., where she was a member.

She was preceded in death by her father, L. George Morgan, in 1949.

Survivors: Husband, Robert Lisk of Mount Dora, Fla.; mother, Frances R. Morgan of Fort Worth; son, Paul A. Bennison of Orlando, Fla.; stepson, Robert M. Lisk of Kissimmee, Fla.; stepdaughter, Theresa V. Hunt of Kissimmee; brother, Philip Morgan of Fort Worth; sisters, Rosemary Freeman of Grapevine and Col. Marcia R. Morgan of Fairfax, Va.; nephews, David Jewell and wife, Leslie, of Fort Worth, Kevin Jewell and wife, Cyndi, of Houston; and niece, Marcia E. Morgan of Fort Worth.

Allen J. Harden Funeral Home
Mount Dora, Fla., (352) 383-8178
 

Charlotte L. Lowrey
ALVARADO -- Charlotte Lynn Lowrey, 47, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Clayton Kay Funeral Home in Alvarado. Burial: Bethany Cemetery in Alvarado.

Charlotte Lowrey was born Dec. 4, 1949, in Port Neches, Texas.

Clayton Kay Funeral Home
Alvarado, (817) 783-3062
 

Thelma I. Lowry
FORT WORTH -- Thelma Iva Lowry, 81, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at a local medical center.

Memorial service: 3 p.m. Saturday at Life Fellowship Church, 5001 Wichita.

Thelma Lowry was born Jan. 1, 1916, in Fort Worth. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Doris Marie Howell and Jackie Corrin Rhodes.

Survivors: Son, Gene Lowry of Little Rock, Ark.; daughters, Ann McDaniel of Weatherford, Bernice Sanders of Fort Worth and Theda Raley of Waco; 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

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, at Pipeline and 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.
 

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.

Memorials: Ridglea Baptist Church or a charity of choice.

Donald L. 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 Walk 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
 

Dorothy R. McShan
FORT WORTH -- Dorothy Ruth McShan, 82, a homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at a local hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Monday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Dorothy McShan was born April 29, 1914, in Bluefield, Va.

Survivors: Husband, William McShan; stepsons, Eugene McShan and John McShan; stepdaughter, Maxine Elliott; and 12 grandchildren.

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

Otto E. Mercer
BOWIE -- Otto E. Mercer, 74, a sale representative for Bowie Industries, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, in Bowie.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Bowie. Burial: private services in Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie.

Memorials: First Baptist Church Building Fund, 307 N. Lindsay, Bowie, Texas 76230.

Otto E. Mercer was born Sept. 14, 1922, in Olney.

Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley
Bowie, (817) 872-1144
 

Amy C. Mitchell
WATAUGA -- Amy Catherine Mitchell, 15, a precious and beloved child, went to be with Jesus on Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Lutheran Church in Richland Hills. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Memorials: Hematology/Oncology Unit of Children's Medical Center of Dallas; St. Paul's Hospice; or Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Amy Catherine Mitchell was born Nov. 13, 1981, in Fort Worth. She was a ninth- grade student at Haltom High School. She was a great fan of Lucille Ball and the `I Love Lucy' shows.

We will miss her great spirit, love and devotion to her family.

Special thanks to Dr. Naomi Winick, who cared for and loved Amy, as well as all the wonderful 6 East nurses who became our "other family." Also, a special thank-you to Dr. Richard Buch and his wonderful staff. We love you all.

Survivors: Mother, Betty Mitchell; father, Gary Mitchell, and stepmother, Sharon Mitchell; brother, Jonathan Mitchell; sisters, Kristen Mitchell and Natalie Mitchell; grandparents, Coy and Pat Halbrooks and Roy and Marjorie Mitchell; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Hazel E. Morris
MANSFIELD -- Hazel E. Morris, 87, a retired department store supervisor, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, in Mansfield.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Moore Funeral Home-Bowen Chapel. Burial: Hampden Memorial Gardens in Denver, Colo.

Hazel E. Morris was born March 31, 1909, in Greeley, Colo. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

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

Clorine Murrell
WEATHERFORD -- Clorine Murrell, 64, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, in Weatherford.

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

Clorine Murrell was born Dec. 31, 1932, in Weatherford.

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

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.

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
 

Lutella Reeves
COMANCHE -- Lutella "Judy" Reeves, 70, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at a Houston hospital.

Funeral:2 p.m. Saturday at Comanche Funeral Home. Burial: Siloam Cemetery in Comanche County.

Memorials: American Heart Association.

Lutella Reeves was born March 9, 1925, in Carter County, Okla.

Comanche Funeral Home
Comanche, (915) 356-2531
 

Janie L. Ruddick
FORT WORTH -- Janie Louellen Ruddick, 73, a retired licensed vocational nurse, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Harrell Funeral Home in Dublin. Burial: Dublin Liveoak Cemetery.

Janie Ruddick was born Oct. 11, 1923, in Erath County.

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

Eugene W. Shaw
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Eugene "Gene" Worth Shaw, 64, a self-employed financial adviser, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home.

Eugene "Gene" Worth Shaw was born Nov. 4, 1932, in Pilot Point and had resided in the Dallas area since 1948. He served in the Navy during the Korean War.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Rebekah and Richard J. Davidson of Shreveport, La.; and granddaughter, Emily Kate Davidson of Shreveport.

Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home
Grand Prairie, (972) 263-7200
 

Jo Ann M. Smith
FORT WORTH -- Jo Ann Miley Smith, 40, a homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Private graveside service: 11 a.m. Saturday in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Jo Ann Smith was born Aug. 14, 1956, in Fort Worth. She was a graduate of Arlington Heights High School and attended TCJC.

Survivors: Sons, Christian Smith and Daniel Smith, both of Fort Worth; brothers, David Miley and Barry Hoppin, both of Fort Worth; sisters, Heidi Mullings of Fort Worth, Mellaurie Gilmore of Laguna Beach, Calif., and Lila Miley Walen of Fort Worth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Marjorie Stanphill
AZLE -- Marjorie Stanphill, 58, a secretary for Joe Rider Butane, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Saturday at White's Funeral Home in Azle. Visitation: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Marjorie Stanphill was born Jan. 4, 1939, in Lakeview, Ore. She was a secretary for Joe Rider Butane for 15 years and had worked as a caregiver for two years. She was an Azle resident since 1980.

Survivors: Husband, Billy Stanphill of Azle; daughter, Melanie Hauser of Texarkana, Texas; sisters, Martha Wilm of Weed, Calif., Marian Hoarsley of Great Falls, Mont., and Marnette Price of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandson, David Hauser of Texarkana, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211
 

John C. Taylor
NEWARK -- John C. Taylor, 72, a retired General Dynamics mechanic, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Monday in Fairview Cemetery. Family will receive friends 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the funeral home.

John Taylor was born Nov. 10, 1924, in Rhome.

Survivors: Wife of 18 years, Margie Taylor of Newark; son, Billy Taylor of Fort Worth; daughter, Mary McLeister of Princeton, Texas; sister, Frances Green of North Richland Hills; and two grandchildren.

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

Betty J. White
MANSFIELD -- Betty Jean White, 64, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Monday at Blessing Funeral Home in Mansfield. Burial: Mansfield Cemetery.

Betty White was born April 18, 1932, in Mansfield.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555

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