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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
 

Earl Bass
COLLEYVILLE -- Earl Bass, 62, a service manager, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at a Fort Worth hosiptal.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Grapevine. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Bass was born July 30, 1934, in Coppell.

He was a resident of Colleyville for 62 years. He was employed by Gifford Hill Concrete Company for 34 years and employed at Charles Concrete for the past 3 years.

He was a loving husband and father and will be missed dearly by all.

Survivors: Wife, Rita Bass of Colleyville; sons, Nolan Bass and wife, Lea of Hurst, James Bass and wife, Kirsey of Grapevine; daughter, Cindy Hoskins and husband, Chris of Grapevine; brothers, Calvin Bass of Haltom City, Clettus Bass of Modesta, Calif.; four grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

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
 

Mary R. Calvery
FORT WORTH -- Mary R. Calvery, 75, a homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Monday at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel, Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth.

Mary Calvery was born Feb. 22, 1921, in Kennedale. She was a member of the Hemphill Presbyterian Church.

Survivors: Brothers, Brant Conway of Irving, Kent Conway of Fort Worth and Lee Conway of Southlake; sister, Vera Bailey of Fort Worth; sisters-in-law, Bettie Calvery and Edna Grubbs; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Gilbert Castillo
FORT WORTH -- Gilbert "Gil" Castillo, 84, wwho was a retired aviation mechanic, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Parkinson Foundation, Fort Worth Chapter.

Mr. Castillo was born April 3, 1912, in Sonora.

He lived in the Fort Worth area since 1952. He was a retired mechanic with Allied Aviation in 1978. He worked at Greater Southwest, Lovefield and DFW Airports. He fought a long and valiant battle with Parkinsons Disease.

Survivors: Daughters, Nora Gayne Alcorn, Reba Cannon, both of Hurst, Doris Campbell of Fort Worth; brother, Raul Castillo of California; grandchildren, Roland Gagne Jr., Guy Aron Gagne, Kathy Gagne Croft, Kimberly Cannon Carroll, Kelly Cannon Arnold, Lisa Cannon, Patrick Cannon, Donnie Campbell; and six great-grandchildren.

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

Wallace E. Clements
FORT WORTH -- Wallace E. Clements, 72, a retired line spot welder for General Motors, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, in Grand Prairie.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Monday at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Wallace Clements was born April 16, 1924. He retired in 1975. He was preceded in death by his wife, Inez Clements.

Survivors: Wife of 31 years, Alice Clements of Fort Worth; daughters, Rita Davis and Geanie Clements, both of Granbury, Betty Sue Champion and her husband, James, and Marie Clements, all of Arlington; step-daughter, Ruth Bentley of Corpus Christi; grandchildren, Debra, Bryan, Steve, Jerry, Kenny, Marty, Chris, Joseph and Stephanie; step-grandchildren, Pamela and Steven; several great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel
7301 E. Lancaster Ave., 451-3333
 

Bobby J. Collins
CLEBURNE -- Bobby James Collins, 63, a template maker for Trinity Industries for 43 years, Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at a Cleburne hospital.

Graveside service:11 a.m. Tuesday in Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Bobby James Collins was born July, 14, 1933, in Vernon.

Survivors: Wife, Virginia Collins of Cleburne; sons, Ricky Collins, Freddy Collins and Bobby Collins, all of Cleburne; daughter-in-law, Donna Collins of Cleburne; brothers, Joe Collins of Fort Worth, George Collins of Alabama and Dan Collins of Dallas; sisters, Leona Collins of Witchita Falls and Ann Collins of Dallas; and five grandchildren.

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

Chrystell Crawford
WEATHERFORD -- Chrystell Crawford, 74, a retired housekeeper, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral:2 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 11, 1997 at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel. Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery.

Chrystell Crawford was born August 15, 1922 in Wichita Falls. She was a member of the Prince Memorial CME.

Survivors: Sons, John A. Craig of Weatherford and Ricky Crawford of Fort Worth; daughter, Mary Gray and Roberta Jackson, both of Weatherford and Jessevette Roberson of Arlington; brother, John W. Stafford of Weatherford; nine grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren.

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

William B. Crowell
ALVARADO -- William Barrett Crowell, 77, an installer for Western Electric, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth. Burial: 3:15 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery in Alvarado.

William Barrett Crowell was born May 11, 1919 in Upper Montclair, N.J. Mr. Crowell was a member of the Forest Hill Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and the Korean War.

Survivors: Wife, Alta S. Crowell of Fort Worth; sons, William Barrett Crowell Jr. of Fort Worth and Lee Whiteman Crowell of Fort Worth; daughter, Patricia Ann Marbut of Alvarado; brother, Charles Phillip Waller Crowell Jr. of Brielle, N.J.; grandchildren, Stacey Marbut Dreitner and Dawn Marbut Hollenbach, both of Burleson and Christopher Lee Crowell of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Brittnee Hollenbach and Justin Hollenbach, both of Burleson.

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

Maurine B. Cryer
FORT WORTH -- Maurine Benton Cryer, 74, a homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, in Hurst.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers: Grandsons.

Maurine Cryer was born Sept. 4, 1922, in Fort Worth. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

Survivors: Son, Billy Bob Benton of Weatherford; daughters, Linda Adams of Colleyville and Pam Holland of Granbury; sisters, Sharon Feris of Tolar and Londa Combs of Washington; nine grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681
 

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. Vigil: 7 p.m. Sunday at Thompson Harveson & Cole Funeral Home.

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
 

JoAnn F. C. Fenley
TIOGA -- JoAnn Francis Calliham Fenley, 64, a homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, at a Denton hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Huff-Slay Funeral Home. Burial: Tioga Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

JoAnn Fenley was born Dec. 6, 1932, in Seminole, Okla.

Huff/Slay Funeral Home
Pilot Point, (817) 686-2277
 

Alga Erna Foote
STEPHENVILLE -- Alga Eran Foote, 90, a retired clerk for Leonards Department store, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at a Stephenville nursing home.

Funeral:2 p.m. Monday Feb. 10, 1997 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in De Leon. Burial: Desdemona Cemetery in Desdemona.

Survivors: Brothers, Doss Yardley and W.T. Yardley.

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

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 lifelong 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
 

Belle Frazier
DECATUR -- Belle Frazier, 79, a houseparent for the Denton State School for more than 15 years, died Friday, Feb. 7, at a Decatur hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Paradise. Burial: Paradise Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Coker Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: Wayne and Geary Coomer, John Philip Reeves, Monty and Scott Frazier, Brian Campbell and David Hines.

Belle Frazier was born June 18, 1917, in Desert in Collin County. She married Willis Virgil Frazier Feb. 14, 1938, in Frederick, Okla. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Paradise.

Survivors: Husband, Bill of Decatur; sons, Guy Frazier of Stradford, Okla., and James Frazier of Decatur; daughters, Betty Jones, Gwyn Long and Jannette Campbell, all of Decatur; sisters, Retha Davis of Devine, Aulga Robb of Electra and Linda Reed of Iowa Park; eight grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959
 

Gertrude M. Grant
FORT WORTH -- Gertrude Mary Grant, 86, a retired registered nurse, passed from the loving arms of her family, at home, on Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, and went to her sweet Jesus.

Funeral mass: was celebrated by family friend, Father Philip Thomas Flanagan at the Shrine of St. Theresa The Little Flower in San Antonio. Gertrude was laid to rest beside her husband in Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio. Memorial Mass: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997 at St. John The Apostle Church.

Memorials: Contributions to Meals on Wheels.

One of 18 children, Gertrude was born Aug. 30, 1910, in Elmendorf. She was baptized in the Roman Catholic Church and served God faithfully throughout her blessed life. A graduate of Santa Rosa Hospital School of Nursing, she lovingly attended the sick and infirm at Santa Rosa and Nix hospitals in San Antonio, Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi, as well as private duty.

Gertrude moved to Fort Worth in 1969, with her family, where she joined St. John The Apostle Church and continued her devotion to her Lord and Savior.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles Ewing Grant II; parents, John and Lula Tollett; and granddaughter, Elizabeth Erin MacDonald.

Gertrude warmly embraced all who knew her with an unconditional love that had absolutely no boundaries. Her family wishes to honor the principles and values that guided her precious life.

It has been said that good character is the best tombstone, so, for all those who have loved, known or were helped by this marvelous lady, we will remember her. She has carved her name forever in our hearts.

Survivors, who "loved her the whole world": Son, Charles E. Grant III and wife, Betty of Harlingen; daughters, Mary Ann MacDonald and husband, Scott, Deborah Elizableth Younkin and husband, John Eric, and Katherine Erin Shelby and husband, Calvin, all of Fort Worth; sisters, Nina Gros, Evelyn Shaver, and Mary Lee, all of San Antonio; beloved grandchildren, Kim Eagle and husband, Tad, Lynn West and husband, Scott, Scott MacDonald Jr., Charles MacDonald, Troy Grant, Michael Grant and wife, Debbie, David Grant, Jason Grant, John Eric Younkin Jr., and wife, Bonnie, and Calvin P. Shelby IV; cherished great-grandchildren, Leslie, Alisha, John, Kyle, Elizabeth, Tyler, Tate and Kelli; many nieces, nephews; cousins; and countless friends.

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

Scranton Harrington
GRANBURY -- Scranton Harrington, 76, who was a retired real estate banker and investor, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997 at a Granbury hospital.

Funeral: Noon Monday at First Presbyterian Church.

Memorials: Favorite charity of choice.

Mr. Harrington was born Feb. 12, 1920, in Harris County.

He was a Marine Corps Major and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BA Degree. He served as manager of the Research and Information Department for the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. He was vice- president of Continental National Bank, Fort Worth. He was a realtor for Del Barron Association and account executive for Balcom and Associate Advertising. He was a lifetime member of Texas Association of Business. He was Richland Town Councilman three terms. Mr. Harrington was Mayor of Lakeside. He was on Board of Trustees of Tarrant County United Fund, Board of Directors and Chairman of Finance Committee and Vice Chairman of Consulting Commission of Circle T Girl Scout Council. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church Granbury, Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, various Masonic bodies and Pecan Plantation Country Club.

Mr. Harrington was an elder in the First Presbyterian Church and member of Hood County Tax Appraisal Board.

Survivors: Son, Charles S. Harrington III of Houston; daughters, Ann Mitchell of Granbury, Estelle H. Russom of Newkirk, Okla.; and granddaughter, Claire Ann Mitchell of Granbury.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

Emma L. Hill
GRANBURY -- Emma Lou Hill, 88, a retired school teacher, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at a Granbury care center.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday at Pecan Grove Cemetery, McKinney.

Emma Hill was born Aug. 31, 1908, in Avery. She resided in Fort Worth five years and in Denton 20 years.

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

Edward M. Hodgson
FORT WORTH -- Edward McCullough "Ned" Hodgson, 83, a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer and Navy pilot, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, at home.

Memorial Service: 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Fort Worth. Burial: Oconee Cemetery in Athens, Ga.

Memorials: Community Hospice of Fort Worth. Edward McCullough Hodgson was born Sept. 24, 1913 in Athens, Ga. In 1935, he graduated from the University of Georgia where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

He earned his wings as a U.S. Navy pilot in the 1930s at Pensacola, Fla., serving with the Marine Corps., after which he became a pilot for Eastern Airlines.

He was called back into service after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He helped form the First Marine Corps night fighter squadron at Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station. As a Lieutenant Colonel, he became executive officer of the U.S.M.C. Air Station at Eagle Mt. Lake, in Fort Worth.

After World War II, he returned to Fort Worth to join the late Thomas M. Ryan in 1949, in organizing First Life Insurance Co., now merged with Government Personal Mutual in San Antonio. He was named president of First Life in 1976. He also served as one of the early presidents of the Fort Worth chapter of Chartered Life Underwriters.

A longtime member of the St. Andrews's Episcopal Church, Mr. Hodgson did volunteer work after his retirement, both in the Fort Worth public schools and for the hospice program at the old St. Joseph Hospital.

Survivors: Wife of 52 years, Marion Stegeman Hodgson; sons, Edward Sheldon Hodgson of Spring and John Foster Hodgson of Louisville, Ky.; daughter, Marjorie Hodgson Parker of Wichita Falls; sister, Marjorie Hodgson Wortham of Houston; and six grandchildren.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Frances D. Hood
FORT WORTH -- Frances Davis Hood, 81, a retired registered nurse, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral:1 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Frances Davis Hood was born Jan. 16, 1916, in Lorton, Va. She graduated from the nursing school at the University of Virginia. She served as an Army nurse during World War II and worked many years with the Bureau of Prisons and retired in 1979.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Perry Hood, and son, Charles Perry Hood Jr.

Survivors: Son, Sam Hood and daughter-in-law, Marian Hood of Fort Worth; and grandchildren, John Hood and Tim Hood, both of Fort Worth, and Kevin Perry Hood Gary of Chicago.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Faye O. Ince
RICHLAND HILLS -- Faye Otella Ince, 94, a homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at a local nursing home.

Graveside service:2 p.m. Monday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Faye Otella Ince was born Feb. 14, 1902, in Denton County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Geo. W. Ince; and sister, Annie Lee Sellers.

Survivors: Several nieces and nephews.

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

Marcella James
COOL -- Marcella James, 66, a homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, in Weatherford.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at White's Funeral Home in Mineral Wells. Burial: Memory Gardens Memorial Park. Visitation: 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m.

Marcella James was born Nov. 10, 1929, in Eldorado Springs, Mo.

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

Elwood L. Knittle
HALTOM CITY -- Elwood Lewis Knittle, 73, a mine inspector for the U.S Department of Labor, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: No services are planned.

Memorials: The family requests no flowers. Elwood Lewis Knittle was born April 19, 1923, in Summit Hill, Pa. He was a Veteran of World War II and president of the West Coast Division of AFGE. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Mary Joan Knittle and his great dog, Sam.

Survivors:Sons, Tom Knittle of Bedford and Dan Knittle of Haltom City; daughters, Ellen and her husband, Tom Forbes of Fort Worth and Jean Knittle of Visalia, Calif; brother and wife, James and Dolly Knittle of Southhampton, N.J. ; sisters, Mae Klotz of Palmerton, Pa., Dorothy Chupa of Leighton, Pa., and Carol and her husband, David Mollard, of Allentown, Pa.; eight grandchildren; brother-in-law, Daniel Dorrian; sister-in- law, Joan Schiff of Pasadena, Calif.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Marie D. Latham
KILGORE -- Marie D. Latham, 89, a registered nurse, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at a Kilgore nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Higginbotham's Funeral Home. Burial: DeLeon Cemetery. Visitation: 8 to 9 p.m.

Memorials: Charity of Choice.

Marie D. Latham was born Nov. 2, 1907 in Comanche County.

Higginbotham Funeral Home
Gorman, (817) 734-2272
 

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

Funeral:Noon Sunday at Kornbleet Chapel. Burial: Ahavath Sholom Cemetery.

Officiant: Rabbi Sidney Zimelman.

Bearers of Mr. Lidell's casket will be: Sidney Karren, Foster Owens, Herschel Sobel, Alan Waghalter, Stanley Waghalter and Al Wexler.

Mr. 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
 

Lavera L. Long
SUNSET -- Lavera Lynn Long, 29, a waitress, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at a Decatur hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday at Cumby Cemetery, Wise County.

Lavera Long was born Dec. 7, 1967, in Fort Worth. She married Daniel Lee Long Nov. 17, 1995, in Bridgeport.

Survivors: Husband, Daniel of Sunset; step-daughter, Kayla Betts of Oklahoma City, Okla.; mother, Lovedia Ford of Sunset; father, John Bagwell of Granbury; brother, John Bagwell Jr. of Granbury; and sister, Dora Bagwell of Sunset.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959
 

Margaret G. McClain
FORT WORTH -- Margaret G. McClain, 77, a retired FAA secretary, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, in Austin.

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

Margaret McClain was born April 20, 1919, in Jacksboro and graduated from Jacksboro High School in 1937. She was reared in Jacksboro. She came to Fort Worth during World War II and married Newton McClain in 1946. They moved from Fort Worth in 1948 and returned to stay in 1959. She retired from FAA in 1985 after 25 years of service and had been an active member of Travis Avenue Baptist Church.

Survivors: Son, Richard McClain of Tulsa, Okla.; daughter, Jane McClain of Austin; and grandchildren, Wade McClain, Hannah McClain and Emma Kate McClain.

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

George R. Morris
FORT WORTH -- George Robert Morris, 57, a Marcus Cable worker, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, in Fort Worth.

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

Mr. Morris was born Feb. 19, 1939, in Fort Worth. He was a member of Hemphill Masonic Lodge. He was an honorary life member and past PTA President of George C. Clarke Elementary School and also C.O.P. Coordinator.

Survivors: Wife, Susan Annette Morris; son, James Robert Morris; daughters, Cathy Morris, Delisa Morris; stepmother, Louise Williams; brothers, Louia Morris; step-brother, Jerry Morris; step- sisters, Juanita Smith, Ruth Morton; grandchild, Taylor Nicole Morris.

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

Horace Morrison
HURST -- Horace "Moe" Morrison, 66, a retired insurance agent, died Friday, Feb.7, 1997, in DeKalb.

Funeral:11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: Noon to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Cancer Aide & Research, in care of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post No. 4695, Hurst; or the American Cancer Society.

Mr. Morrison was born Oct. 31, 1930. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4695, in Hurst.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Yvonne Morrison.

Survivors: Daughter, Kathie and husband, Larry Sprinkle of Hurst; mother, Molly Riddle of Honey Grove; brother, Roy Morrison of Smyer; sisters, Fairy McWilliams of Silverton, and Joy Caraway of Honey Grove; grandchildren, Scott Sprinkle of Ft. Riley, Kan., and Jeannie Sprinkle of Hurst; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Charles D. Mouirguies
PORT ARTHUR -- Charles D. Mouirguies, 73, a retired water and steam operator for Chevron, died of complications of heart surgery Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Clayton- Thompson Funeral Home in Groves. Gary Ladd will officiate. Burial: Memory Gardens Cemetery in Nederland. Visitation: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations of blood may be made at a local donation center.

Charles D. Mouirguies was born in Wathena, Kan. He was a Port Arthur resident. He was a World War II Army Veteran and a member of Full Gospel Christian Church.

Survivors: Wife, Mary "Jackie" Mouirguies of Fort Worth; daughters, Marlynda Taylor of Fort Worth and Gayla Collins of Port Arthur; brother, Robert Mouirguies of Colorado Springs; sisters, Betty Liechti of St. Joseph, Mo. and Carol and Marianne Mouirguies, both of Port Arthur; granddaughter, Devyn Collins of Port Arthur.

Clayton-Thompson Funeral Home
Groves, (409) 962-8336
 

Taylor R. Mullins
FORT WORTH -- Taylor Renee' Mullins, a newborn, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at a local hospital.

Graveside service:2 p.m. Monday in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Taylor Renee' Mullins was born Feb. 6, 1997.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Nicolas Munoz
FORT WORTH -- Nicolas Munoz, 67, a retired laborer, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: Pending. Burial: Chihuahua, Mexico.

Mr. Munoz was born Dec. 6, 1929, in Mexico.

Survivors: Wife, Maria Luisa Chaparro; son, Arturo Munoz; daughter, Maria del Socorro Munoz; four grandchildren; and niece, Rosalda Campos.

Alonzo Funeral Home
2301 Ephriham Ave., 740-9091
 

Mary E. Neal
FORT WORTH -- Mary Elizabeth Neal, a newborn infant, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997.

Graveside service: Saturday in Skyvue Cemetery.

Mary Neal was born Feb. 5, 1997.

Survivors: Parents, Stephen Wayne and Linda Kay Neal; sisters, Brandy and Allison Neal; brother, Matthew Neal; grandparents, Edwin and Patricia Wendorf and Jeanell Buford Neal.

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

Inez G. Nelson
EULESS -- Inez Goodfellow Nelson, 91, a homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, in Hurst.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Inez Nelson was born April 19, 1905, in West Virginia.

She was a member of Order of Eastern Star and Riverside Baptist Church.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, W. J. and Katy A. Goodfellow of Euless; grandson, David R. Goodfellow, Necla S. Goodfellow, both of Watauga; and great-grandchildren, Stacey Goodfellow of Argyle and Jason Holl of Watauga.

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

Roger A. Prater
HALTOM CITY -- Roger Arthur Prater, 74, a retired civil engineer and longtime Haltom City resident, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at a North Richland Hills hospital.

Funeral: Noon Tuesday at the chapel of First United Methodist Church. Wake: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Haltom City Moose Lodge.

Roger Prater was born Oct. 6, 1922, in Wilmington, Wyo. As a young man, he worked as a roughneck in the oil fields. Roger was a fighter pilot in World War II. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor and was wounded there when it was bombed. He later receieved the Purple Heart. He married Rosemary Whitaker while in the service. For many years, he was a rancher in Aledo, where he and Rosemary raised four children, Billy, Kathy, Nancy and David. He always showed cattle during the Fort Worth Stock Show and every summer the family spent a month on Padre Island after the cattle were sold.

He graduated from Texas Christian University when he was in his forties. After he sold the ranch, he went to work for General Dynamics. He eventually came to work for Haltom City as a City Civil Engineer and Inspector. He designed various drainage systems, as well as the water tower fire station building on Haltom Road. Roger retired from Haltom City 12 years ago. He had been very active with the senior citizens center in Haltom City as well as the Haltom City Moose Lodge. Roger was also a 32nd degree Mason at the Phoenix Lodge in Weatherford. He was a member of the Elks Lodge 50 years.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth. Roger loved his family, his friends, his dog "Bubba Jean," Channel 13, gardening, call-shot pool, women, Budweiser and life in general.

Survivors: Son, David and his wife, Pam Prater; daughters, Kathy and her husband, Bobby Sahuque and Nancy Prater and her husband, Tim Ryan; brother, Wayne Prater; grandchildren, Dawn and her husband, Stephen Allison and their children, Stephanie and Michele, Sara Rose and her husband, Teddy Dean and their child, Joshua, Christin B., Becky Renee and LaRue Q.; and extended family and dear to his heart, Clovis Ann, Jennifer, Lance and Brad.

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

J.R. Rainbolt
FORT WORTH -- J.R. "Roy" Rainbolt, 95, a retired wholesale produce dealer, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday in Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

J.R. Rainbolt was born Nov. 15, 1901 in Bosque County. He was a member of Southside Church of Christ for 60 years. He was also a member of W.W. Peavy Masonic Lodge. He was owner of Rainbolt Produce Company. He was preceded in death by his wife, Harriet Marie Rainbolt.

Survivors:Sons, James Arthur Rainbolt and his wife, Quin of Fort Worth and Robert Roy Rainbolt and wife, Joan, of El Paso; brother, Chester Rainbolt of of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Sharon Roberts
FORT WORTH -- Sharon Roberts, 45, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: Private.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Susie V. Roberts
WEATHERFORD -- Susie V. Roberts, 90, a homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at a Weatherford hospital.

Funeral:2 p.m. Monday at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel. Burial: Longcreek Cemetery.

Susie V. Roberts was born Oct. 22, 1906, in Kentucky.

Survivors:Sons, Glenn Roberts of Fennville, Mich. and Danny Roberts of Rockford, Ill; daughter, Mary Sue Hudson of Weatherford; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

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

Augusta W. Sanders
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Augusta Winn "Gussie" Sanders, 85 , former resident of Bowie and a retired clothing saleslady, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, in San Francisco.

Graveside service:11 a.m. Monday in Elmwood Cemetery Cemetery in Bowie.

Mrs. Sanders was born Aug. 26, 1911, in Bowie.

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

Dorothy J. Schmidt
FORT WORTH -- Dorothy Jane Schmidt, 76, a homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Dorothy Schmidt was born April 28, 1920, in Fort Worth. She was a graduate of Paschal High School in 1937. She was preceded in death by her husband, E.G. Schmidt, whom she married Nov. 11, 1941.

Survivors: Sons and daughters-in- law, Jerry and Julie Schmidt of Laguna Vista, Dale and Glenda Schmidt of Kansas City, Kan. and John and Susie Schmidt of Spring; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Mary L. H. Shipp
FORT WORTH -- Mary Louise Harris Shipp, 81, a retired homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Monday at Thompson's Harveson and Cole. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday until service time Monday. Officiating, Rev. Ed Malone and Rev. Verl Underwood.

Pallbearers: Phillip Shipp, James Harding, Jim Lincecum, Craig Smith, Tim Taylor and Doug Howard.

Memorials: A scholarship fund at Central Christian Church.

Mary Shipp was born March 18, 1915, in Fort Worth and was a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Central High School and the University of Texas, where she was a member of Chi Omega. She was a Charter Member and Elder Emeritus of Central Christian Church and a member of the Woman's Club. She was the daughter of late Alfred W. Murphy and Emma Monnig Murphy, and the widow of Charles M. "Bud" Harris and Oscar Lee Shipp.

Survivors: Cousin, Virginia Monnig Carpenter of Waco; and nephews and nieces.

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

Gwynta Shuffield
FORT WORTH -- Gwynta Shuffield, 65, a retired drycleaner, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, in Stephenville.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Stephenville Funeral Home. Burial: Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Gwynta Shuffield was born Jan. 19, 1932, in Paris.

She was a member at St. Lukes Episcopal Church. She was a Sigma Alpha member. She was founding member of the Indian Mountain Society.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Scott.

Survivors: Son, Scottie Shuffield of Oceanside, Calif.; daughter, Suzy Shuffield of Fort Worth; and nephew, Mike Scott of Stephenville.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161
 

J. Don Smotherman
FORT WORTH -- J. Don Smotherman, 73, a retired minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral:11 a.m. Tuesday at Riverside Christian Church, 1000 Bonnie Brae in Fort Worth. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Officiant: Rev. Rick Truitt.

Rev. J. Don Smotherman was born March 30, 1923, in Fort Worth. He was a 1941 graduate of North Side High School in Fort Worth, and a graduate of Texas Christian University in 1953, and Brite Divinity School in 1955.

During World War II, he served in the Army Air Force as a B-17 bomber pilot. He later served as a chaplain in the Air Force and retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

He was a minister in the Christian Church in Texas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi. He was Minister Emeritus of the Riverside Christian Church, and a member of the University Christian Church of Fort Worth. One of the highlights of his ministry was as Director of Development for the Barrio Child Health Care Center in San Antonio, where he developed new programs and health care in the Barrio. His life was a testimony to God's love for his children.

Survivors: Wife, Dorothy Smotherman of Fort Worth; son, Thad and his wife, Alicia; granddaughter, Hillary and her mother, Carol of Los Angeles, Calif.; sisters, Doris Nail, Lillian Stacy and Bettye Steigerwait, all of Fort Worth. In addition, he leaves nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

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

Robert L. Speer Jr.
DENTON -- Robert "Bob" Lee Speer Jr.,76, a retired controller for Tatco Investment Co. died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at a Denton hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home. Burial: Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Monday.

Memorials: Ann's Haven Hospice and the First United Methodist Church of Denton. Robert Lee Speer Jr. was born June, 18, 1920, in Carbon.

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

Martha A. Swindle
FORT WORTH -- Martha Alice Swindle, 85, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, in Lewisville.

Graveside service:3 p.m. Monday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Martha Alice Swindle was born Oct. 22, 1911, in Fort Worth.

Mrs. Swindle was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Houston H. Swindle.

Survivors: Brothers, John L. Hirstine and wife, Myrtle of Fort Worth and Fred L. Hirstine and wife, Dorothy of Corpus Christi; and nieces, Charlotte Vochatzer of Harlingen and Freddie Kay Henry of Highland Shores.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Hazel H. Thomas
FORT WORTH -- Hazel Hughes Thomas, 88, a retired drug store employee, died Friday Feb. 7, 1997, at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Land Funeral Home.

Memorials: Depressive/Manic Depressive Association of Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

Hazel Thomas was born Nov. 22, 1908, in Fort Worth.

She was affectionately known as Miss Hazel and died in the care of her family. She was a lifelong Fort Worth resident and graduated from Central High School Summa Cum Laude and attended TCU where she was on the Dean's List during her entire tenure there. She married Carroll M. Crowder three months before graduation from Texas Christian University. Miss Hazel spent her childhood on Seminary Hill where her father, William Hughes maintained a grocery store and the first post office on Seminary Hill. Her father-in-law, J. W. Crowder, was a professor of Greek and Hebrew at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and was frequently guest pastor at Gambrell Street Baptist Church. Miss Hazel was postmistress for 32 years at the post office substation at Whitley's Drug Store on Hemphill. She retired at age 72 when the landmark drugstore was sold and closed. She was the widow of Herschel Green Thomas who was an Exxon dealer at Berry and Hemphill for 50 years. She was a member of Pleasantview Baptist Church and had been a member of Everman Chapter of OES for 26 years. Her kindness and subtle wit will be missed by those who knew her.

Survivors: Daughter, JoAnn Nelson of Fort Worth; grandson, Jim Michner of Springtown; great-grandchildren, Eric and Ben Michener, Amy Johnson, all of Fort Worth; and great-great- grandchildren, Blake Michener of Springtown and Raigen Michener of Abilene.

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

D.P. Thomson
GRANBURY -- D.P. (Dee) Thomson, 70, a retired General Dynamics employee, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at a Granbury hospital,

Funeral:11 a.m. Monday at Acton United Methodist Church. Burial: Acton Cemetery.

D.P. (Dee) Thomson, a native of Frederick, Okla., had lived in the Fort Worth- Granbury area since 1950, and retired from General Dynamics in 1985. He was a member of Benbrook United Methodist Church, but attended services in Acton, the Valley, or New Mexico, where his RV took him and is wife, Jo. In addition to travelinng in the RV, he had many hobbies, including flying his Cessna 150. He had been flying since the age of 13, and loved to take family or friends for a ride with him. He called himself a "tinkerer" and was always doing things for others as a gift of love. This particular skill utilized his knowledge of electronics and radio, and lately computers. He was a Naval veteran of World War II, serving as a coxswain on an LST in the Mediterranean area of Italy and Sicily.

Survivors: Wife, Jo Thomson of Granbury; daughter and son-in-law, Erma Dee and John Scull of Tenaha; brother, F.J. Thomson Jr. of Frederick, Okla., sisters, Artie Marie Nicholson of Frederick, and Irma Endres of Allen Park, Mich.; grandchildren, Drue Scull of Tenaha, Dee Ann Starr of New Boston, Terry Scull of Dallas; and great-grandchild, C.D. Scull of Tenaha.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

James C. Turnage
BENBROOK -- James C. Turnage, 73, who was the 20- year owner and operator of A & J Exxon Service Station in Joshua, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997 at a local hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10 at The Memorial Chapel. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at The Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Turnage was born May 27, 1923, in West Point, Miss. He was a Baptist and World War II veteran.

Survivors: Wife of 16 years, Carol Coone Turnage; son, Buford L. Coone Jr.; daughters, Sherrie Coone, all of Fort Worth, Helen Davenport of Granbury; brother, Bill Turnage of West Point, Miss.; sister, Hattie Ruth of West Point, Miss.; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Stella L. Wallace
RIVER OAKS -- Mrs. Stella Louise Wallace, 48, a deputy sheriff for the Tarrant County Sheriff Department, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Biggers Funeral Home. Graveside service with special honors by Tarrant County Sheriff Department: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nancy Smith Cemetery, Somervell County. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Stella Wallace was born Sept. 13, 1948, in Stephenville. She graduated from Brewer High School in 1968. She briefly worked as a paralegal and began working for the Tarrant County Sheriff Department in 1988. During that time, she served in several areas and was most recently assigned to the Warrant Division. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.

Survivors: Companion, Jack Thomas of River Oaks; sons, Navy GSMFN Clinton Edward Wallace of Everett, Wash., Matthew Morgan Wallace and Joseph Walton Wallace, both of River Oaks; mother and step-father, Louise McCoy Young and William Crawford Young of River Oaks; father, Gassaway Walton of Eastland; brother, Ronnie Aaron Baker of River Oaks; grandchild, Tyler Morgan Wallace; niece, Magan Baker; nephew, Chad Baker; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341
 

Carl A. White
DALLAS -- Carl A. White, 87, a retired cafe owner and operator, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Fairview Baptist Church in Bosque County near Clifton. Burial: Fairview Cemetery. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian.

Mr. White was born Oct. 12, 1909, in Bosque County.

Lawson Funeral Home
Meridian, (817) 435-2792
 

Edgar D. Zelle
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Edgar Dean Zelle, 89, a retired accountant, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at a Chattanooga nursing home.

Cryptside service:10 a.m. Monday in Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Edgar Zelle was born Oct. 14, 1907, in Lake Fork, Ill., the son of the late Frederick and Mable Zelle. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1928. He was married for 63 years to Oneta Schafer Zelle, who died in 1992. He lived in Fort Worth from 1952 to 1994, when he moved to Chattanooga to live near his son.

In Fort Worth, Mr. Zelle worked as an accountant for General Dynamics until his retirement in 1965. Mr. Zelle and his wife were members of St. Stephen Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth. For much of his life, he was an avid golfer and bridge player.

Survivors: Sons, John D. Zelle of Chattanooga, and William N. Zelle of Houston; daughter, Ann Z. Jicha of Torrance, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

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