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Published Feb. 10, 1997

Emmer Florence Acrea
DE LEON -- Emmer Florence Acrea, 104, a retired music teacher, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, at a nursing home.

Funeral:4:00 p.m Monday at Nowlin Funeral Home. Burial: De Leon Cemetery. 

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

Frances M. Allen
FORT WORTH -- Frances Marion Allen, 88, an associate of the Tarrant County Child Guidance Clinic, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, at home.

Funeral: Wednesday at Robertson Mueller Harper Funeral Home. Dr. William Longsworth will officiate. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: Charity of choice.

Ms. Allen, a native of Dallas and longtime resident of Fort Worth, is preceded in death by her parents, James Walter Allen, M.D., Daisy Emery Allen, M.D., and her sister, Sheila Emery Allen. She was a member of The First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth, the Tarrant County Historical Society, the Woman's Club of Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Nature Center.

Survivors: Several cousins.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233

Avis R. Bailey
STEPHENVILLE -- Avis Rose Bailey, 64, a homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, at an Erath County hospital.

Graveside service:2 p.m. Monday in Iredell Cemetery.

Avis Rose Bailey was born May 22, 1932, in Jackson, Maine. She married Carl L. Bailey in 1956 in Freedom, Maine. She was a Baptist.

Survivors: Husband, Carl L. Bailey of Stephenville; son, Arthur E. Bailey of Stephenville; brother, Earl Cook of Hico; five grandchildren; and one great- granddaughter.

Lacy Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 968-2102

Katie D. Ballard
FORT WORTH -- Katie Dawn "Baby Cake" Ballard, 2, died, Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3:30 Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home, Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Katie Dawn Ballard was born August 22, 1994, in Fort Worth.

Our Precious Angel came to us on August 22, 1994, she left us on Feb. 9,1997 to now be one God's Precious Angels.

Survivors:Parents, Jerry and Stephanie Ballard of Fort Worth; brother, Justin Gatlin of Fort Worth; maternal grandparents, Don and Merry Gatlin of Fort Worth; paternal grandparents, Claude and Elizabeth Ballard; and several cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Linda L. Bell
EVERMAN -- Linda L. Bell, 56, an accounts receivable manager and insurance supervisor for Ophthalmology Associates, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, at home.

Funeral: Noon Monday at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Additional services and burial in New Boston.

Linda Bell was born Nov. 28, 1940, in New Boston.

Survivors: Husband, Howard E. Bell Jr. of Everman; son, H. Edward Bell of Fort Worth; mother, Oleta Wise of New Boston; sister and brother-in-law, Paula and Chester R. Pinkham of New Boston; and several aunts and uncles; and several nieces and nephews.

She now sings in God's heavenly choir.

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

Alfred L. Briggs
ALVARADO -- Alfred Lee Briggs, 71, a retired cook, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Alfred Briggs was born April 7, 1925 in Midlothian.

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

Rodger L. Burdick
FORT WORTH -- Rodger L. Burdick, 84, a retired machinist and maintenance employee for the Hurst Water Department, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, in Benbrook.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in Emerald Hills Memorial Park.

Rodger L. Burdick was born July 28, 1912 in Manlius, N.Y. He was preceded in death by his wife, Caroline Burdick, on June 19, 1994.

Survivors: Son, Robert Burdick of Orange, Calif.; daughters, Fern Townsend of Fort Worth, Barbara McCorstin of Godley and Beverly Wippert of Fort Worth; sister, Ann Relyea of Manlius, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren, 20 great- grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681

May D. Calhoun
GRANBURY -- May Dell Calhoun, 74, a retired hairdresser, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery in Lipan. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

May Del Calhoun was born August 26, 1922, in Lipan.

She was welcomed into the arms of God after a graceful and dignified battle with Alzheimers.

She was a member of Acton Baptist Church and an artist. She will be remembered most as a helping friend to others and for her kind and loving spirit.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Odell Curtis Calhoun after 52 years of marriage.

Survivors: Son, Curtis Calhoun of Austin; daughters, Saundra Lyle of Grand Prairie, Jetta Stroud of Wasilla, Alaska; loving friend and caregiver, Sue Larkin of Arlington; brother, Earl A. Helms of Richland Hills; sister, Roy Ruth McKinzey of Lipan; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a multitude of friends.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000

Ashley N.C. Castillo
LAKE WORTH -- Ashley Nicole Campos Castillo, 11, died Friday Feb. 7, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at San Mateo Catholic Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Rosary: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ashley Nicole Campos Castillo was born in Fort Worth. She attended N. A. Howry Middle School in Lake Worth.

Survivors:Mother, Sara Campos of Lake Worth; father, L. Marcus Castillo of Fort Worth; brothers, Aaron Castillo and Adrian Castillo, both of Lake Worth; sister, Amanda Castillo of Lake Worth; grandparents, Emilio and Delores Campos of Lake Worth and Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Castillo of LaBlanca; and aunts, uncles and cousins

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Gilbert Castillo
FORT WORTH -- Gilbert "Gil" Castillo, 84, a retired aviation mechanic, died Friday, 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 had lived in the Fort Worth area since 1952. He was a retired mechanic with Allied Aviation in 1978. He worked at Amon Carter, Love Field and DFW Airports. He fought a long and valiant battle with Parkinsons Disease.

Survivors: Daughters, Nora Gagne 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

Clarice A. Chessmore
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Clarice Anne Chessmore, 71, a homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral: 9 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial: Holy Redeemer Cemetery in DeSoto. Rosary: 8 p.m. Monday at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home.

Memorials: Immaculate Conception School.

Clarice Chessmore was born Oct. 29, 1925, in Stearling, Okla.

Survivors: Sons, Philip, Michael, Raymond, Gerald and Chris Chessmore; daughters, Mary Hambrick, Helen Biscan, Cheryl Hare and Lorna Lott; four daughters-in-law; two sons-in-law; and 11 grandchildren.

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

Maulsie Mae Curbo
GRAHAM -- Maulsie Mae Curbo, 72, a retired waitress and homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, in Sadler.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Tuesday in Pioneer Cemetery.

Memorials: Home Hospice of Grayson County P.O Box 2306, Sherman, Tx, 75091.

Maulsie Mae Curbo was born Nov. 28, 1924 in Electra.

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

Lillian A. T. Dugan
ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Lillian Alice Tamsitt Dugan, 93, a homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, at home.

Funeral:1 p.m. Wednesday at Chapel of the Chimes in Laurel Land Memorial Park. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Robertson Mueller Harper.

Officiant: Dr. Dan McClellan, Southwestern Theological Seminary.

Memorials: American Heart Association.

Mrs. Dugan, a native and granddaughter of one of the pioneer and founding families of Big Spring, was preceded in death by her husband, William Hugh Dugan, who died in 1974.

Before moving to Rockville in October 1996, she was a member of University Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Ladies Railroad Auxiliary. In her younger years, Mrs. Dugan often visited the elderly in nursing homes bringing smiles and flowers.

Survivors: Sons, Jack R. Dugan and his wife, Andrianna Klentos Dugan of Dallas, and James William Kent and his wife, Thelma Lee Kent of Fort Worth; daughters, Evelyn Dugan Sommers and her husband, John Paul Sommers of Bethesda, Md.; grandchildren, Cristina Elaine Dugan, Sherry Kent Burgeson and her husband, James Burgeson and Mike Kent; great-grandchild, Michael Burgeson; and cousin, Ruth Mathews of Rockville, Md.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233

Clyde William Dyer
NEWARK,Texas -- Clyde William Dyer, 52, a roofer, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, in Decatur.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd. Burial: Dixie Cemetery in Whitesboro. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Clyde William Dyer was born April, 21, 1944, in Sherman.

Survivors: Wife of 21 years, Martha Dyer of Newark; daughter, Sherry L. Dyer of Bridgeport; mother, Syble Dyer of Lubbock; brothers, Donnie Dyer of Newark and Mark Dyer of Fort Worth, sisters, Martha Page and Brenda Perry, both of Lubbock; and two grandchildren

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

Arlin L. Forgy
KELLER -- Arlin Lillian Forgy, 84, a retired parts manager for General Dynamics, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, at a Grapevine hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Lucas Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Memorials: The American Diabetes Association.

Arlin Lillian Forgy was born March 3, 1912, in Dierks, Ark. He was a Baptist and had lived in Keller for 48 years. He worked for General Dynamics 31 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel, in 1972.

"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."

Psalm 118:24

Survivors:Sons, Arlin C. Forgy of Goldendale, Wash. and Jessie Forgy of Whitney; daughter, Elma Boenisch of Keller; brother, Wade Forgy of Lewistown, Mont.; and sister, Ophelia Mounce of Fort Worth.

Lucas Funeral Home
Grapevine, 488-7566

Jewel B. Gillaspie
MERIDIAN -- Jewel Billings Gillaspie, 86, a retired school teacher, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Meridian Baptist Church. Burial: Meridian Cemetery.

Mr. Gillaspie was born May 5, 1910, in Kopperl.

Lawson Funeral Home
Meridian, (817) 435-2792

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 Magaldi of St. John the Apostle in Fort Worth, and Monsignor 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

Cyril J. Grimmer
FORT WORTH -- Cyril J. Grimmer, 41, a truck driver for PGS Transport Company, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, at a local hospital.

Memorial service: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Seventh Day Adventist Church in Burleson.

Mr. Grimmer was born July 8, 1955, in Bellville, Ill.

Survivors: Wife, Janice Everitt of Fort Worth; son, William Grimmer; daughter, Michelle Grimmer, both of Michigan; step-daughters, Robin Olson, Monique Richey, both of Fort Worth; step- grandchildren, Codee Hollingswoth, Cayce Olson, Brandon Richey, all of Fort Worth; mother, Verdell Grimmer of Puyallup, Wash.; sister, Patricia Imperato of Sedrowolley, Wash.; and brothers, John Grimmer of Phoenix, Ariz. and Chris Grimmer of Chandler, Ariz.

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

Marvin C. Harrington
FORT WORTH -- Marvin C. Harrington, 42, a self-employed electrician/ welder, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral:Private. Visitation: 2 to 6 p.m. Monday at Biggers Funeral Home.

Mr. Harrington was born Jan. 28, 1955, in Dallas.

Survivors: Wife, Penne D. Harrington of Fort Worth; mother, Mildred Arnold Haley of Mayfield, Ky.; brothers, Charlie Haley and Rickey Haley, both of Mayfield, and James Williamson of Grand Prairie; and sisters, Shirley Pope of Granbury, Emma Perkins and Kay Cooper, both of Mayfield, and Donna Lawson of Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341

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 in Granbury

Memorials: First Presbyterian Church or 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 an Elder of First Presbyterian Church Granbury, Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, various Masonic bodies and Pecan Plantation Country Club. He was a longtime member and Elder of John Knox Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth. He was a member of the Hood County Tax Appraisal Board. Survivors: Wife, Orissa G. "Patty" Harrington of Granbury; son and daughter-in-law, Charles S. III and Cindy Harrington of Houston; daughters and sons- in-law, Ann and John Mitchell of Granbury and Estelle H. and Vern Russom of Newkirk, Okla.; and granddaughter, Claire Ann Mitchell of Granbury.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000

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

Joe Howard
BEDFORD -- Joe Howard, 68, a retired Coca Cola warehouse supervisor, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral:1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Shannon Rose Hill Chapel. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Howard was born July 18, 1928, in Paris, Texas.

Survivors: Wife, Shirley Howard of Bedford; sons, James of Grandview and Glen of Houston; daughters, Barbara of Fort Worth and Alisha of Hurst; two sisters, Vivian Brandon of Sherman and Louise Ables of Paris, Texas; and grandchildren, Gary and his wife, Becky, Joseph, Jeramy, Brandon, Taylor, Chase, Bart, Megan, Emily, and we are expecting Garrett.

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

Mattie S. Hudson
ARLINGTON -- Mattie Sue Hudson, 95, a homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Arlington Funeral Home, 1221 E. Division St., Arlington. Burial: Old Arlington Cemetery in Arlington.

Mattie Hudson was born Feb. 16, 1901, in Arlington.

She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church. She was a charter member of Arlington Rebekah Lodge No. 84. She was with Fleet Reserve Assn. Branch 96, N.A.S., Dallas.

Survivors: Son, Thurman Hudson of Arlington; daughter, Joyce Lawson of Rowlett; three grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791

George W. Jones Jr.
GRANBURY -- George W. Jones Jr., 59, a warehouse manager, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, in Granbury.

Funeral:3 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Garden Chapel. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Mr. Jones was born June 15, 1937, in Waggoner, Okla. He was a member of the National Guard. He was warehouse manager for Tire Factory Outlet, formerly Cordy Tire, for 10 years. He was a resident of Lawton, Okla., until 1966, when he moved to Fort worth and was associated with Bill Spradley Texaco in the Westcliff area for 20 years, where he was known and loved by many.

Survivors: Wife, Lola B. Jones of Granbury; son, Greg Jones of Fort Worth; daughters, Sabra Jeffress and husband, Ronnie of Fort Worth, Linda Murphy of San Francisco, Calif. and Carol Kelly of Austin; mother, Edna Jones of Lawton; sisters, Norma Cothren of Lawton, Wanda Lucas of Del City, Okla., Barbara Fried of Fort Worth and LaVerne Wellman of LaPorte, Ind.; grandchildren, Adriane Carrillo, Christopher Lieb, Greg Jones II and James Patrick Lieb; and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Ennis W. Kelly
FORT WORTH -- Rev. Ennis Walter Kelly, 77 a retired office worker for City of Fort Worth Senior Program and maintenance worker for Neiman Marcus and Tarrant Count Junior College, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at a convalescent center.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at New Life Christian Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Greenway Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Kelly was born June 20, 1919, in Jewett.

He was a church organist for several years at Greenway Missionary Baptist Church. He had also been an assistant pastor at Greenway Missionary Baptist Church since the early 1960's.

Survivors: Wife of 52 years, Otharee Kelly; sons, Kenneth and Kalvin Kelly; sons-in-law, Lawrence Woodard, Richard Caldwell, Edward Johnson, James Harris; daughters, Clarence Helen Lover, Carolyn Johnson, Jacquelyn Woodard, April Caldwell, Patricia Harris; daughter-in-law, Vickie Kelly; brothers, Wiley Kelly, Floyd Kelly; sister, Mable Duncan; grandchildren, Rhodney and Chansonetta Woodard, Gregory Woodard, Philip and Felicia Lover, James Woodard, Rueben Jones, Vilicia Kelly, Amber Kelly, Shanika and Tiffany Harris, Antrice and Darron Johnson, Lynda Caldwell; two great-grandchildren, Philip Darnell II and Darnesha Lover; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and a vast number of friends.

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

Charles R. Kennedy Sr.
FORT WORTH -- Charles R. "Pete" Kennedy Sr., 72, an automobile salesman, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service:2 p.m. Tuesday in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials: Tarrant Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

Mr. Kennedy was born Oct. 10, 1924, in Gainesville. He was a graduate of Carter-Riverside High School. He was a veteran of World War II, and attended St. Christopher's Episcopal Church.

Mr. Kennedy was preceded in death by his parents, Idabelle and Ralph Roy "Bill" Kennedy and half-brother, Russell Griffin.

The family appreciates the care and support of his friends and the ICU staff at Harris Methodist of Fort Worth.

Survivors: Sons, Charles R. Kennedy Jr., and wife, Mary of Arlington, and James A. Kennedy of Hurst; sisters, Geraldine Young of Watauga and Joyce Bryant of Fort Worth; beloved grandson, Walter Lyman Kennedy of Arlington; nephews, Robert and Kelley Young of Fort Worth; nieces, Gerilyn Neal of Watauga, Amy Bryant of Dallas, and Julie Yarbrough of Hiram, Maine; eight great-nieces and nephews; and many friends.

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

Foy J. Locke
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Foy Jay Locke, 74, a retired electrician from Northlake College, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church in Grand Prairie. Burial: 4:30 p.m. at Chalk Mountain. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Locke was born August 16, 1922, in Johnsville in Erath County.

Survivors; Husband of 56 years, Jessie Locke; daughters, Mary Lee McCoy of Grand Prairie, Debra Ann Wycough of Gun Barrel City; brothers, Ross Locke of Granbury, Rochelle Locke of Fort Worth; sister, Lois Shannon of Hico; four grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.

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

Charles L. Lyon
MINERAL WELLS -- Charles Lee Lyon, 49, a compressor mechanic for Southwestern Gas Branch of Mitchell Energy, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at a Mineral Wells hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Salesville Baptist Church in Salesville. Burial: Whitt Cemetery in Whitt. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Baum-Carlock- Bumgardner Funeral Home.

Mr. Lyon was born Nov. 27, 1947, in Mineral Wells.

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

James D. McKenzie
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- James Donald McKenzie, 74, an architectural sheet metal worker, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, at a Bedford hospital.

Memorial service:For memorial service information, call Onzie McKenzie.

Mr. McKenzie was born June 13, 1922, in Bomartin. He was a Navy veteran.

Survivors: Wife, Onzie McKenzie; son, William McKenzie; daughter, Sherri Brown; brothers, Jerry, Charles, and Lloyd McKenzie; and five grandchildren.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

David G. Morland
FORT WORTH -- David Glynn Morland, 43, a retail manager, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at a Meridian, Miss. hospital.

Funeral: Was Sunday at First Baptist Church in Stonewall, Miss. Burial: Enterprise Cemetery.

Survivors: Wife, Stella Morland of Fort Worth; daughters, Danielle Miller of Enterprise, Miss., Elaine Ybarra of Fort Worth; mother and step-father, Robert E. and Shirley Davis; brothers, Jeff Morland, Keith Morland, Mark Davis; sisters, Deborah Hudson, Ashley Sisson, all of Enterprise, Miss.; grandmother, Bonnie B. Hall of Meridian, Miss.; and grandchild, Joshua Miller of Enterprise, Miss.

Wright's Funeral Home
Quitman, (601) 776-2103

Dora Neely
FORT WORTH -- Dora Neely, 85, a retired adminstrative assistant, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral:10 a.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: The American Lung Association.

Dora Neely was born Oct. 14, 1911 in Denton. She worked for Perry Bass as adminstrative assistant for 51 years. She was a TCU graduate and a member of First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth. She passed away peacefully Saturday morning.

Survivors: Nephew, Dick Wilbur and wife, Jeanne, of Dallas.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Karl H. Parson
ALVORD -- Karl Harold Parson, 74, who spent 30 years in Air Force, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997 at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Alvord. Burial: Alvord Cemetery.

Karl Parson was born Nov. 28, 1922, in Weleetka, Okla.

He married Velma Clark in September 1946 in Alvord.

Survivors: Wife, Velma Parson; sons, Karl H. Parson, Philip Parson; daughter, Pamela Alhusaini, all of Alvord; brother, Glen Parson of Kissemmee, Fla.; sisters, Dorothy Rowan of Saledo, Donna Barclay of Alvord, Vesta Parson of Houston; seven grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959

Ellagene Pearce
FORT WORTH -- Ellagene "Jean" Pearce, 71, a retired machinist, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Memorial service: To be held at a later date.

Ellagene Pearce was born May 18, 1925.

She lived in the Fort Worth area all of her life. She worked as a machinist at Fort Worth Houdaille. Following her retirement, she worked for Goodwill Industries.

Survivors: Close friend, Onna Seibold of Fort Worth.

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

Roy V. Richerson
FORT WORTH -- Roy Vernon Richerson, 89, a cattleman, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral:11 a.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Mr. Richerson was born Aug. 1, 1907, on a ranch near Chickasha, Okla. In 1932, he graduated from Oklahoma A&M College in Stillwater. He worked as a county agent, a ranch manager for several purebred Hereford operations, and perhaps, was best known as a longtime field man for the American Hereford Association and the American Hereford Journal. Richerson's career with the AHJ dates back to 1944. Although he officially retired in 1972, Richerson continued active in the Hereford business as a sales manager and ranch consultant for several Hereford establishments. He was awarded "Livestock Marketeer of the Year" several times. In 1983, the Register of Merit (ROM) Hereford Show, held in conjunction with the Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show in Fort Worth, was dedicated to Richerson in recognition of his contribution to the Hereford industry. Richerson dedicated his life to the Hereford breed for over half a century and was greatly respected by the industry throughout the United States, Canada, and South America.

In 1980, he and his wife, Ruth, moved from Fort Worth to Cleburne. There he was very active in the community, St. Mark's Methodist Church and the Kiwanis club, where he served as secretary; was awarded a lifetime membership in Kiwanis International for his outstanding service; and was named "Kiwanian of the Year" in 1990. They retired to "The Island" on Lake Travis near Austin, returning to Fort Worth in 1993 due to his failing health.

His wife, Ruth Albrecht Johnson, preceded him in death Nov. 11, 1996. Richerson's first wife, Lillian Elledge Richerson, mother of two of his children, died November 1954.

Survivors: Sons, William R. Richerson of Arlington and Charles (Rusty) Johnson of Brownsville; daughter, Sylvia Richerson Harbuck of Fort Worth; eight grandchildren; and 15 great- grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Audrey F. Shepherd
HICO -- Audrey F. Shepherd, 83, a homemaker and pastor's wife, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at a Hico nursing home.

Memorial service:2 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church of Hico. Burial: Wheeling, W.Va.

Audrey Shepherd was born March 8, 1913, in Terra Alta, W. Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. J. Herbert Parks in 1969, and by Rev. Cecil Shepherd in 1978.

Survivors: Son, John H. Parks Jr. of Hico; daughter, Janice P. Boettner of Summit, N.J.; sisters, Brenice Manear of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Norma Anthony of Lexington, Ohio; brother, Franklin Englehardt of Clinton, Mich.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Billy Ray Simon
CLEBURNE -- Billy Ray Simon, 55, a horse trainer, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, in Cleburne.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in Cahill Cemetery.

Billy Ray Simon was born, Aug. 9, 1941, in Hico.

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

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 Steigerwalt, all of Fort Worth. In addition, he leaves nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

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

Perry W. Sparks Sr.
FORT WORTH -- Perry W. Sparks Sr., 76, a retired independent milk distributor, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral:2 p.m. Monday at Rosemont Church of Christ. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Mr. Sparks was born Feb. 29, 1920, in Red River County, and was a Fort Worth resident 45 years. He retired in 1985. He served in the Army during World War II.

Mr. Sparks was a member of Rosemont Church of Christ, where he was an elder for 35 years. He enjoyed hunting.

Survivors: Wife, Frances A. Sparks of Fort Worth; son, Perry W. Sparks Jr. of Watauga; daughters, Barbara Sanders of Fort Worth, Deanna McElyea of Richland Hills and Linda Melton of Everman; sisters, Gladys Walters of Spring, Estaleen Harlin of Poolville, and Bamma Gray of Joshua; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

Juanita L. Stacy
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Juanita Lipscomb Stacy, 71, a homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997 at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Bean- Massey-Burge Funeral Home. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas.

Juanita Stacy was born August 14, 1925, in Terrell.

Survivors: Husband, James William Stacy; son, Bill Ewing Jr. of Gun Barrel City; stepson, Jim Stacy; daughter, Pam O'Teter, both of Grand Prairie; stepdaughter, Linda Adams of College Staton; sister, Jeanette Caughran of Terrell; and nephews, Thomas Caughran of Plano and Ronald Caughran of California.

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

Alta I.K. Starnes
FORT WORTH -- Alta Irene Kemper Starnes, 90, a retired 30-year writer for the Fort Worth Press, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at a nursing center.

Funeral:2 p.m. Tuesday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Officiants: Rev. Ron Durham and Rev. Mike Milburn.

Alta Irene Kemper Starnes was born March 13, 1906, in Mullen. A graduate of Howard Payne College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, she was active in Baptist churchwork as well as being a writer and teacher. She wrote the devotional column "Look up and Live" for the Fort Worth Press for 30 years.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Burleson, former member of Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Waco, and an honorary member of Delta Kappa Gamma.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, whose love and caring knew no boundaries.

Survivors: Husband, Rev. Homer Jasper Starnes of Fort Worth; daughters, Emily Miller and her husband, Spencer of Fort Worth, and Sarah Davis of Germantown, Md.; grandchildren, Jimmy Sharp, John Mark Sharp, Mary Wirth, Martha Revely, Sarah Ruth Cromer, Kemper Davis, and Laurin Van Dolsen; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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

Yolando S. Trinidad
FORT WORTH -- Yolando S. Trinidad, 63, a mechanic/musician, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Prayer service: 6 p.m. Monday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Burial: Memory Park Cemetery in Milton, Fla.

Mr. Trinidad was born June 26, 1933, in Zamboanga City, Philippines.

Survivors: Wife, Gloria Trinidad of Fort Worth; sons, David Trinidad of Pensacola, Fla. and Daniel Trinidad of Fort Worth; brother and sister-in-law, Russ and Lita Long Trinidad of Milton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sarah and Nilo Acierto, Cellie T. and Dr. Manuel Abendan, all of Pace, Fla.; mother-in- law and father-in-law, Catalina and Justo Encarnacion of San Diego, Calif.; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Carmen and Arlie Delph of London, Ky., Girle and Pat Ognacevic of San Diego, and Rosalinda and Hiro Mogi of Japan; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joseph and Norma Encarnacion and Bobby and Loida Encarnacion, all of San Diego; sister-in-law, Merlin Encarnacion of Fort Worth; brother-in-law, John Encarnacion of Manila, Philippines; nieces, Marianne, Georgina, Ruscelyn, Gale, Jennifer, Gwen, Annabelle and Irene; nephews, Russ Francis, Richard John and Alan; and cousins, Janet Govia of New York, and Timothy and Josie Villanueva of Houston.

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

Ruth Tucker
FORT WORTH -- Ruth Tucker, 80, head home economist for Lone Star Gas Company of Fort Worth, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 1997, at an Azle nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at White's Funeral Home in Azle. Burial: Veal Station Cemetery in Parker County. Visitation: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the family present at 7 p.m.

Ruth Tucker was born August 11, 1916, in Silver Creek Community of Parker County.

She was a member of Broadway Baptist Church of Fort Worth. She had been a resident of Fort Worth since 1941 and had resided at the Azle Manor Nursing Home the past two years. After 27 years she retired from Lone Star Gas Company of Fort Worth as Head Home Economist. Ruth was one of seven sisters born to the pioneer Tucker family, G. C. "Ten" and Bessie Woody Tucker of the Silver Creek Community in Parker County. In 1933 she graduated from Azle High School and then graduated from TCU. An expert cook, she was an inspiration to all her sisters.

Ruth was past presidnent of the Zonta Club, the Fort Worth Chapter of Business and Professional Women's Club, a past member of the mayor's committee on the status of women during the 1960's and a member of the Fort Worth Restaurant Auxiliary, among other organizations. At one time she was the official escort for Mrs. America who arrived in Fort Worth while being covered in a 1958 issue of the Fort Worth Star- Telegram.

Survivors: Two sisters, Lou Seaberry of Azle, Sue Ely of Hearne; and many nieces and nephews.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211

George E. Walker
FORT WORTH -- George Edwin Walker, 33, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997 at home.

Graveside service: Emerald Hills Memorial Park.

George Walker was born Nov. 24, 1963, in Abilene.

Survivors: Wife, Kathy Walker; sons, Anthony Walker, Weston Walker, Forrest Walker; mother, Yvonne Walker; brother, Patrick Walker; and sister, Theresa Corrigan, all of Fort Worth.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681

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.

She was a very loving and devoted mother.

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

Bertie C. Williamson
FORT WORTH -- Bertie Carson Williamson, 96, a retired sales and stationery buyer at The Fair Store, died Friday, Feb. 7, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. The Rev. William Belury will officiate.

Memorials: The Memorial Fund at St. John Episcopal Church, 2401 College Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76110 or to a favorite charity.

Bertie Williamson was born August 15, 1900, in Pilot Point, the daughter of an early pioneer family. She moved to Fort Worth in 1919 and married Mertz K. Williamson in 1921. He preceded her in death in 1972. She graduated from North Texas State Teachers College in Denton and served as a teacher in the Fort Worth Public School System. Mrs. Williamson was involved in many church, charity and social activities. She was past president of the Women's Auxiliary of St. John's Episcopal Church, The Athenaeum Study Club and the Rejebian Book Review Club. She was a member of the Lecture Foundation, Fort Worth Boys Club Council, Fort Worth Woman's Club, Fort Worth Club and Colonial Country Club.

Pallbearers: W. Frank Bowie, Donald R. Pierson, William H. Quillan, Herman F. Stute, Thomas P. Lang Jr. and Bruce Slaughter.

Honorary pallbearers: W. Ernest Chilton, Jr., J. I. Jackson and James C. Fuller.

Survivors: Son, Walker K. Williamson and his wife, Laura of Dallas; grandchildren, Dr. Blake K. Williamson of Dallas, Jane Williamson Smith and her husband, Lexie III of Southern Pines, N.C.; nieces and nephews, Patricia Carson Major of San Francisco, Calif., Mary Lou Williamson Lahourcade of San Antonio, Jean Williamson D'Autilia of New York, Genevieve Williamson Kahler of New Braunfels, John D. Williamson Jr. of Dallas, James F. Williamson of Dallas; and step-grandchldren, Camille and Mark Tallichet of Dallas.

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

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