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Published Feb. 13, 1997

Rufus Alexander 

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park in Arlington. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Rufus Alexander was born July 23, 1908, in Atlanta, Ga. He lived in Roanoke for the past nine years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Olivia Bailey Alexander, in 1976, and his mother, Gussie Mae Woodard.

Survivors: Daughter, Brenda Ellinger and her husband, Raymond, of Roanoke; grandchildren, Aaron, Lesa, David and Malissa Ellinger; and great- grandchild, Teryn Ellinger.

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

Shirley Bagley
COMANCHE -- Shirley Bagley, 75, a retired nurse's aid at Western Hills Nursing Home, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Hall & Sons Funeral Home. Burial: Pendergrass Cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Pendergrass Cemetery Fund.

Shirley Bagley was born March 5, 1921, in Sidney.

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

Joe Baker
MINERAL WELLS -- Joe Baker, 80, a carpenter, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Baum- Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home. Burial: Woodland Park Cemetery in Mineral Wells.

Joe Baker was born Sept. 14, 1916.

Survivors: Wife, Mary Louise Hicks Baker.

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

Ann S. Barrett
FORT WORTH -- Ann S. Barrett, 66, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at home after a three-year battle with cancer.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: Presbyterian Night Shelter or charity of choice.

Ann Clarice Barrett, a lifelong resident of Fort Worth, was born Jan. 23, 1931, in Fort Worth, the third child of Ila Zinn and Ottie L. Smith. She was the granddaughter of early Fort Worth settlers, Minnie Rushing and John F. Zinn. Mrs. Barrett was a graduate of Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Science degree in commerce. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth and the Womans Club of Fort Worth. In the course of her lifetime, she was active in many other organizations and charities. She was a loving wife and mother who devoted her life to her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, O. Lloyd Smith Jr.

Survivors: Husband of 43 years, Charles Tom Barrett of Fort Worth; daughter, Linda S. Barrett of Arlington; son, wife and grandson, Thomas L., Ghan and Kenneth T. Barrett, all of Houston; son, Glenn A. Barrett of Fort Worth; sister, Doris Zinn Wurtz of Fort Worth; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Gerald Bearden
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Gerald Bearden, 58, retired from the City of Fort Worth's Environmental Control Department, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at a Bedford hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Richland Hills Church of Christ. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Memorials: Community Enrichment Center, Christ's Haven-Keller, Open Arms and World Bible Translation Center.

Gerald Bearden was born June 17, 1938, in Lamesa. He graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1967. He was employed by the city of Abilene prior to moving to Fort Worth. He retired from the city of Fort Worth in April 1992. He was a member of Richland Hills Church of Christ and the Holiday Rambler Travel Club.

Survivors: Wife of 38 years, Nancy Bearden of North Richland Hills; parents, Roy and Zelpha Bearden of Lamesa; brother and wife, Layne and Ruth Bearden of St. Peters, Mo.; sister and husband, Dawn and Dennis Blum of Abilene; three nieces; two nephews; and other family members and a vast number of friends.

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

Raymond L. Blair
WEATHERFORD -- Raymond Lee Blair, 70, a land developer, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Weatherford. Burial: East Greenwood Cemetery.

Raymond Blair was born Jan. 29, 1927, in San Juan.

Mr. Blair worked hard all of his life. He was married for 50 years to Anita Chapman Blair. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Weatherford.

Survivors: Wife, Anita Blair of Weatherford; son, Roger Blair of Weatherford; daughters, Linda Grant of Anaheim, Calif., and Gail Richards of Fort Worth; brothers, Glynn Blair of Saginaw and Melvyn Blair of Weatherford; sisters, Frances Russell of Weatherford and Darlene Young of Weatherford; six grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

White's Funeral Home
Weatherford, (817) 596-4811
 

Vera M. Brown
FORT WORTH -- Vera Marie Brown, 52, a secretary, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Peter Catholic Church. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum.

Vera Marie Brown was born March 15, 1944, in Independence, Kan. She worked at John Peter Smith Hospital as the unit secretary with the neonatal unit and at Wolfe Nursery as a secretary. She traveled with her husband extensively while he was in the Air Force. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church.

Survivors: Husband, David Brown of Fort Worth; son, Myron Brown of Fort Worth; mother, Bennie Mae Fox of Fort Worth; brother, Michael J. Fox of Atlanta Ga.; sister, Alicia Holland of Arlington; and grandchild, Garrett Brown of Fort Worth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Roscoe E. Conklin
HURST -- Roscoe E. Conklin, 79, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at a Hurst nursing center.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Friday in Resthaven Cemetery in Houston.

Roscoe Conklin was born Feb. 3, 1918, in Houston.

Lawson Funeral Home
Meridian, (817) 435-2792
 

Donald R. Cooper Sr.
GRAPEVINE -- Donald Ray "Don" Cooper Sr., 55, operator of a Grapevine limousine service, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, in Hurst.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday at Becker Funeral Home. Dewayne Bolin of Oklahoma City, Okla., will officiate. Burial: Faxon Cemetery in Faxon, Okla.

Memorials: American Cancer Society, 1305 W. Gore Blvd., Suite A, Lawton, Okla. 73501.

Donald Ray "Don" Cooper Sr. was born June 8, 1941, in Lawton, Okla., where he grew up. He married Carol Ann Hudson on March 5, 1985, in Chickasha, Okla. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Central Baptist Church in Euless.

Survivors: Wife, Carol Ann Cooper; son, Donald Cooper Jr. of Lawton; daughter, Qualanda Page of Lawton; stepdaughter, Kelly Lillard of Oklahoma City; stepson, Chuck Shirk of Albuquerque, N.M.; brother, Gary Cooper of Ada, Okla.; sister, Betty Cooper of Grapevine; and three grandchildren, April, Mandy and Kyle, all of Oklahoma City.

Becker Funeral Home
Lawton, Okla., (405) 353-3030
 

Granville L. Cox
FORT WORTH -- Granville L. "Slick" Cox, 68, a Purina Mills pellet mill operator for 20 years, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Corinth Baptist Church. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Wake: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the church.

Granville L. "Slick" Cox was born Aug. 12, 1928, in Fort Worth. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church.

Mr. Cox was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Eunice and Jerry Lee Cox Sr., and his grandparents, Charles and Stella Albert and Granville and Frances Cox.

Survivors: Wife, Lillie M. Cox; sons, Oscar Lee Bowden, Leroy Burt Jr. and Jerry Shaw; brothers, Jerry Lee Cox Jr., Frank Cox Sr., Spencer Cox and Robert Leroy Cox; sisters, Lucille Starr and Frances Ross; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three godchildren; and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

Andrew W. Crochetiere
FORT WORTH -- Andrew W. Crochetiere, 60, a retired traffic supervisor for Lockheed, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at home.

Funeral: private.

Memorials: the family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society for small cell cancer research.

Andrew Crochetiere was born Oct. 23, 1936, in Lawrence, Mass.

A loving husband and father of three. He lost his battle with cancer, the unforgiving, relentless disease which slowly and painfully takes our loved ones. We will remember Andy's pride and love for his family, his uplifting spirit, and his fondness of music and books.

Until we meet again, his spirit will be with us.

Survivors: His loving wife of 37 years, Irene; son, Paul Crochetiere; daughters and son-in-law, Lisa and Jim Kelley and Crystal Marr; grandson, David Marr; and mother-in-law, Frances Aube.

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

Jerry W. Daugherty
STEPHENVILLE -- Jerry Wayne Daugherty, 49, a Blue Bonnett Apartments maintenance employee, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at a Houston hospice.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Thursday at Stephenville Funeral Home. Graveside service: 2:30 p.m. Friday at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Jerry Wayne Daugherty was born Nov. 8, 1947, in San Antonio. He was a member of Clairette Baptist Church and was a Navy veteran.

Survivors: Wife, Betty, of Stephenville; two sons, Roger and Darren, both of Stephenville; four brothers, Nathan Nixon and Randy Tracy, both of Houston, Darrell Tracy of Killeen and Jimmy Tracy of Illinois; and a sister, Beverly Windbush of Houston.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161
 

Elise E. Deppe
FORT WORTH -- Elise Elizabeth "Becky" Deppe, 71, a data systems operator who retired from TU Electric in 1989 after 29 years, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Wildwood Chapel- Restland. Burial: Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.

Elsie Deppe was born March 14, 1925, in Cooke County.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Trava and Darrell Weaver of Irving; brother, Alvie Morris of Cushing, Okla.; sisters, Avis Lewis of Spokane, Wash., Mrs. Ruth Gasner of Franklin, Tenn., Mrs. Ann Moore of Canyon, Lila Rhodes of Hurst, Mrs. Vickie Thrasher of Amarillo and Mrs. Jean Autry of Cushing, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Clyde A. Ellis
SPRINGTOWN -- Clyde A. Ellis, 94, a retired supervisor for General Dynamics, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at an Azle nursing home.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Friday at Community Bible Fellowship Church in Reno, Texas. Burial: Central Cemetery.

Clyde Ellis was born Sept. 27, 1902, in Parker County.

Survivors: Four nieces and one nephew.

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

Ernest E. Gunn
MORGAN -- Ernest E. Gunn, 85, a retired general contractor, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, in Athens, Texas.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Ernest E. Gunn was born March 16, 1911, in Thorndale. He was a general contractor in Fort Worth for 40 years. He retired in 1965 and moved to Lakeside Village in 1965. He was a Mason and a member of Morgan United Methodist Church.

Mr. Gunn was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Nita Kiker Gunn.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, William F. "Bill" and Carol Gunn of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Gayle Gunn McCool and Loyd McCool of Athens; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Gene Gunn of Granbury; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchil- dren.

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

Guy H. Hard
HURST -- Guy H. Hard, 48, a customer service supervisor of postal operations, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at home after a long battle with cancer.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Friday at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 7341 Glenview Drive. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Memorials: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Box 297135, Houston 77297.

Guy H. Hard was born Oct. 4, 1948, in Fort Worth. He was a member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church.

Guy was an avid outdoorsman, loving to hunt, fish and water and snow ski. He also had a great love for golf. He supported and encouraged his children in all endeavors throughout their lives and will be terribly missed.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas H. Hard, and his nephew, Richard E. Ferrell.

Survivors: Wife, Janie Vanderbilt Hard; son, Kirk Edward Hard; daughter, Kristie Hard Knight and her husband, Jason; mother, Helen Hard; sister, Jane Ferrell and her husband, Mike; uncle, Bill Hard and his wife, Dean; and many other family members.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

William E. Hurley
WEATHERFORD -- William E. Hurley, 61, a bank president, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, in Weatherford.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Cotten- Bratton Funeral Chapel. Burial: Memory Gardens of the Valley.

William E. Hurley was born June 10, 1935, in Osawatomie, Kan.

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

Janene F. Keller
ARLINGTON -- Janene Fay Tunnicliff Keller, 59, a school bus driver for the Arlington Independent School District, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Arlington Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington.

Janene Keller was born March 15, 1937, in Elmira, N.Y. She was a resident of Arlington.

She was preceded in death by a son, Kim Keller, in 1982.

Survivors: Sons, Jeffery Keller and W. Mike Keller; daughters, Barbara Fulmer, Lisa Keller, Rebecca Kline and Penny Keller; mother, Inza Cram; brothers, Ronald Tunnicliff and Colby Cram; sisters, Joyce Wiggins and Pat Jones; 10 grandchildren; and aunt, Iona Miller.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Odessa R. Kimbrough
FORT WORTH -- Odessa R. Kimbrough, 67, a retired secretary, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park. Officiating: Minister John H. Cannon Jr. from Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ in Arlington.

Memorials: in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ Haven for Children, PO Box 467, Keller 76244.

Odessa Kimbrough was born March 9, 1929, in Ralls. She lived in Fort Worth 40 years. Ms. Kimbrough was preceded in death by her parents, Lula Frances and John Howard Kimbrough.

Survivors: Sister, Wanda Hedgpeth of Springfield, Mo.; nieces, Donna Whitfield of Fayetteville, Ark., and Diane Holliday of Springfield, Mo.; three great- nieces; and many friends and relatives.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681
 

Gerard A. Leger
ARLINGTON -- Gerard A. Leger, 79, retired from the military, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church. Military graveside service in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Rosary: 7 p.m. Thursday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale.

Memorials: St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Gerard Leger was born Aug. 4, 1917, in New Brunswick, Canada. He retired from the Air Force in 1961 at Edwards Air Force Base. He served in the Air Force Reserve until 1971. Mr. Leger was a Fourth Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus. He was employed by McAndrew Pontiac, Chrysler, Plymouth in Pampa, Texas. After this time, he moved to Arlington, Texas, with his wife, Edith, to be near family.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Charles W. McAndrew Jr.

Survivors: Wife, Edith Leger of Arlington; son, Clarence Powell of Amarillo; daughter, Betty Jo Naylor and husband, Tom, of Winchester, Va.; brother, Rev. Father Clarence Leger of Ottowa, Canada; sisters, Dora Carney of Glen Cove, N.Y., and Jean Carten and husband, Tracey, of Canada; beloved of nine grandchildren, Debbie Durbin and husband, Joe, of Duval, Wash., Carol Schmidt and husband, Keith, and John McAndrew and wife, Angie, all of Arlington, Lee Ann Martin and husband, Kerry, of Colleyville, Lisa Rotunno and husband, Thomas, and Jim McAndrew and wife, Kelly, all of Arlington, Doris Estep of Dallas, Michael Powell of Lawton, Okla., and Eric Powell of Fort Worth; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great- great-grandchildren.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681
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G.B. Loving
HALTOM CITY -- G.B. Loving, 84, a retired aircraft dispatcher, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at a North Richland Hills hospital.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers: Brett Edwards, Todd Chado, Brian Edwards, Freddie Valenzuela, Doyle Morrow and Darren Maclin. Honorary pallbearers: Melvin Morrow, Ray Loving, Don Helton, Stanley Chado and Bob Edwards.

Memorials: Christian Temple or Columbia Hospice.

G.B. Loving was born Dec. 30, 1912, in Polk County and had lived in the Fort Worth area since 1940. He retired from Lockheed in 1974 after 27 years' service. Mr. Loving was a member of Christian Temple.

Survivors: Wife of 55 years, Laura Loving of Haltom City; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Bob Edwards of Gatesville and Gina and Stanley Chado of Amarillo; grandchildren, Brett and Kristi Edwards of Abilene, Todd and Sandy Chado of Carrollton, Brian and Michelle Edwards of Albany and Jennifer and Freddie Valenzuela of Canyon; great-grandchild, Lauren Renee Edwards of Abilene; aunt, Estelle Weaver of Huntington; and a number of nieces and nephews

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

Lula Miller
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Lula Miller, 94, a nurse's aide, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at a local medical facility.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Bean - Massey-Burge Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Lula Miller was born April 1, 1902, in Bowie.

Survivors: Daughters, Francis Tracy of Farmers Branch, Mary Schmitz of Houston and Patricia Duckworth of Sulphur Springs; 20 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren; and 18 great- great-grandchildren.

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

Raymond Nutt
RIVER OAKS -- Raymond Nutt, 86, a retired master machinist, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, in River Oaks.

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

Raymond Nutt was born March 24, 1910, in Thornton, Ark. He was a member of North Fort Worth Baptist Church. He retired in 1973 from General Dynamics.

Survivors: Wife of 49 years, Lila Nutt of River Oaks; son, Richard Nutt and wife, Tempe, of North Richland Hills; daughter, Waulula "Lou" Garrett of Fort Worth; brother, Edward Nutt of Alexander, La.; sisters, Virgie Yeargen of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Dorothy Young of Magnolia, Ark.; grandchildren, Ricky Nutt of Palo Pinto, Becky Tester of North Richland Hills and Cindy Garrett of Fort Worth; and great-grandchildren, Lindsey Hibbard of North Richland Hills, Amanda Nutt of Palo Pinto and Sean Tester of North Richland Hills.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Frederick M. O'Connor
ARLINGTON -- Frederick M. O'Connor, 79, a retired Air Force colonel and pilot, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral Mass: 3 p.m. Friday at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church. Rosary: 7 p.m. Thursday at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Feb. 19 in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., with a memorial service preceding at 8:45 a.m. at the Fort Meyers Chapel.

Memorials: Scholarship Fund, Order of Daedalians, National Headquarters, Box 249, San Antonio, Texas 78148- 0249; Scholarship Fund, Order of Dae- dalians, Dallas-Fort Worth Flight 23, Box 8236, Fort Worth, Texas 76124-0236; St. Maria Goretti Memorial Fund; or American Cancer Society.

Frederick M. O'Connor was born Dec. 8, 1917, in Richmond, Va. He graduated from the University of Richmond in Richmond, Va. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army Air Forces on Nov. 7, 1941.

He began his pilot training in Ocala, Fla., and received advance flight training at Craig AAF in Selma, Ala., and earned his pilot rating in 1942. He remained at Craig AAF as an advanced flying instructor throughout World War II. Between World War II and the Korean War, he remained in the reserve forces and was employed by Liebel Florsheim Co., an electro-surgical manufacturer, as a salesman in Richmond and as a district manager in Atlanta, Ga.

He was recalled to active duty in the Air Force in 1951, serving a combat tour in Korea as the commander of the 35th FIS, 8th Fighter Bomber Group, and flying 114 combat misssions.

His subsequent assignments included Hamilton Air Force Base, Calif., as chief of Fighter Branch, Hq Western Air Def Force; Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.; Geiger Air Force Base, Wash.; Paine Field, Wash., as Gp Ops; Wiesbaden Air Base, West Germany, as chief Air Def Branch; Griffiss Air Force Base, N.Y., as commander, 49th FIS; McChord Air Force Base, Wash., as commander, 318th FIS; Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as chief of Plans Div; and Defense Mapping Agency, Washington, D.C., as chief of the Requirements Div.

During his Air Force career, he flew the following aircraft: P-40, P-51, P-39, P-47, F-80, F-86, F-102, F-101 and F- 106. He served in the ranks of second lieutenant to colonel during his 32 years in the military. His military awards included the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit, Air Medal and Air Force Commendation Medal and 14 other awards and decorations. He retired from the Air Force in September 1975.

Following retirement from the Air Force, he was employed by American Airlines as a flight simulator instructor. He retired from American Airlines in 1993 after 17 years.

He was an active member of the Order of Daedalians, a fraternity of military pilots, serving as flight captain of Flight 23, Dallas-Fort Worth area, in 1995. He was also a member of the Retired Officers Association, the Air Force Association and the University of Richmond Alumni Association.

Survivors: His wife, Diann Hale O'Connor of Arlington; four children, Frederick M. O'Connor Jr. of Timonium, Md., Carol O'Connor Furman of Brier, Wash., Kathleen O'Connor Clephane of Cooper City, Fla., and Randall P. O'Connor of Houston; and five grandchildren, Nathan Johnston of Miami, Fla., Rachael and Jessica Furman of Brier and Brendan and Devin O'Connor of Houston.

Moore Funeral Home
1219 N. Davis Drive, 275-2711
 

Margaret C. Oliveira
SAGINAW -- Margaret C. Oliveira, 64, a schoolteacher at Elkins Elementary, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Rosary: 7 p.m. Friday at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Saint Thomas Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials: family suggests memorials to the Margaret Oliveira Scholarship Fund, c/o Eagle Mountain/Saginaw Independent School District.

Margaret Oliveira was born May 6, 1932. She was a member of Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. She was a graduate of Texas Christian University and was a member of Sigma Chi Iota sorority.

Survivors: Husband of 43 years, Antonio Oliveira Jr.; sons, Antonio Oliveira III and wife, Diana, of Fort Worth, Thomas L. Oliveira of Saginaw, Phillip E. Oliveira of Austin and Rodolfo Oliveira of Saginaw; daughters, Sandra Esquivel of Saginaw and Patricia M. Oliveira of Fort Worth; brothers, Phillip Caram of Arlington and Abdalla Caram of Fort Worth; sisters, Manira Martinez, Jamile Segarra, Rosa Guevara and Sofia Zepeda, all of Fort Worth; and grandchildren, Jason Esquivel, Lauran Oliveira and Antonio Oliveira IV.

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

Mary Pesce
FORT WORTH -- Mary Pesce, 92, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 1997, at a Fort Worth nursing home.

Memorials: St. Jude Childrens Hospital of Memphis, Tenn. Mary Pesce was born June 10, 1904, in London, England. She was a Roman Catholic. She was a member of St. Francis Chapel in St. Francis Village.

Survivors: Sons, Robert J. Pesce of Benbrook, Henry J. Pesce of Larkspur, Calif., and Victor L. Pesce of Camarillo, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great- grandchildren.
 

Annie M. Phillips
FORT WORTH -- Annie Milligan Phillips, 96, a housekeeper for the Wagner family for over 20 years, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Baptist Church, 4100 Horne St. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Family hour: 7 to 8 p.m. at the church.

Annie Phillips was born March 19, 1900..

She was married to her husband, Douglas Phillips Sr., for 52 years, until his death in 1969.

Survivors: Son, Douglas Phillips Jr. of Birmingham, Ala.; daughters, Essie Lee Campbell and Addie Mae Phillips; grandchildren, Walter Henton, Willie Fulton, Reginald Fulton, Wendell Campbell, Gregston Campbell and Shonda Campbell Green; 18 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

Lula L. Pope
AZLE -- Lula L. Pope, 90, retired, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, in Decatur.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Little Elm Cemetery in Denton County. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials: charity of choice.

Miss Lula L. Pope was born Aug. 21, 1906, in Frisco. She had been a resident of the area since 1925. She retired from Neiman Marcus and the Womans Club of Fort Worth. She was also a published poet. She resided with her niece, Dwala Cook, for the past two years.

Survivors: Sister, Marie Willis of Hurst; nieces, Dwala Cook of Briar, Judy Willis of Waco and Omadell Kiker of Briar; nephews, Gary Willis of Decatur, David Willis of Austin, Fred Willis of Plano, Carroll Willis of Hurst and Bobby Kiker of Fort Worth; numerous great- nieces and nephews and great-great- nieces and nephews, cousins and a host of friends; and nurse and friend, Jackie Jones of Boyd.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Zelda Ramsey
ARLINGTON -- Zelda Ramsey, 95, a retired professor emeritus at UTA, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington. Burial: Trees Cemetery in Duncanville.

Miss Zelda Ramsey was born July 27, 1901, Cedar Hill, Texas. Her grandfather was a member of the original Peters Colony, which settled in Dallas County. Members of her families, Roberts and Ramsey, have made important contributions to the history of Texas. She was a charter member of Beta Phi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, National Honorary Womans Teacher's Fraternity. She was also an active member of B.&P.W. Club, Arlington Womens Club and First Presbyterian Church.

Her greatest interests were seeing her students become successful citizens. She has had and leaves many cherished friends.

Survivors: Sister, Mrs. Gordon Matthews of Jonesboro, Ark.; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Moore Funeral Home
1219 N. Davis Drive, 275-2711
 

Florence Reusch
MORGAN -- Florence "Flo" Reusch, 71, a packer and dipper for Pangburn and later Sweet Shop Candies, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, in Waco.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors. Graveside service: 2 p.m. in Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth.

Florence "Flo" Reusch was born March 2, 1925. She retired in 1987.

Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors
Whitney, (817) 694-2206
 

Jack E. Roberson
ARLINGTON -- Jack E. Roberson, 69, a retired cabinet maker, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at an Arlington medical center.

Funeral: pending. Burial: pending.

Memorials: West Texas Rehabilitation Center in Abilene.

Jack Roberson was born Oct. 26, 1927.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555
 

Roland Rodgers
TOLAR -- I.R. "Roland" Rodgers, 80, a retired farmer and rancher, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Martin's Funeral Home in Granbury. Burial: Herring- Hightower Cemetery in Hood County. Visitation: the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Roland Rodgers was born Jan. 2, 1917, in Hood County. He was a member of Tolar Church of Christ and was a Tolar resident for 25 years. He formerly lived in Cleburne for 17 years and formerly lived in Granbury for several years.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ed Rodgers, and a sister, Ellen Wilson.

Survivors: Wife, Ruth Rodgers of Tolar; sons, Bill Rodgers of Cleburne and Larry D. Rodgers of Joshua; brother, Joe Rodgers of Granbury; sisters, Ella Mae Lewis, Cleo Walker, Beth Johnson and Roberta Huddleston, all of Granbury; grandchildren, R.W. Butch Rodgers of Keller, Larry E. Rodgers of Fort Worth, Guy K. Rodgers of Cleburne and Lorie Rodgers Porter of Burleson; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Joe Rodriguez
FORT WORTH -- Joe Rodriguez, 71, a laborer, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at a Fort Worth care center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Rosary: 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Joe Rodriguez was born Aug. 14, 1925, in Fort Worth. He served in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart.

Survivors: Brothers, Johnny S. Rodriguez of Houston and Adolph S. Rodriguez of Fort Worth; sister, Dolores Hernandez of San Antonio; nephews, Johnny Rodriguez Jr., Michael Rodriguez and Daniel Rodriguez and wife, Sylvia, all of Fort Worth; nieces, Elaine Rodriguez, Joyce Monroe and husband, Tony, all of Fort Worth, and Connie; and cousins, Joe Carmen Aguilera, Freddy Jimenez and Santos Aguilera, all of Fort Worth.

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

June N. Shockley
HALTOM CITY -- June Nix Shockley, 58, owner-manager of a flower shop, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Lakeland Street Baptist Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

June Nix Shockley was born Feb. 15, 1938, in Tolar. She was former owner of Campbell's Flowers and was formerly employed by Edison Jewelers.

Mrs. Shockley was a member of Lakeland Street Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Charlie Lee Nix.

The family will receive friends at the home of Richard and Cindy Jumper.

Survivors: Husband, Wayne Shockley of Haltom City; sons and daughters- in-law, Rod and Carrie Light of Little Rock, Ark., Todd and Kelly Shockley of Garland and Steve and Cindy Shockley of Dallas; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Richard Jumper of Haltom City; mother, Helen Nix of Buda; sister, Pat Nix of Buda; nine grandchildren; and friend, Jerry Conditt of Fort Worth.

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

Billie F. Shotwell
HALTOM CITY -- Billie Fern Shotwell, 83, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Friday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Billie Shotwell was born Oct. 1, 1913, in Aledo. She was a member of the Moose Lodge.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, W.R. Bill Shotwell.

Survivors: Sons and daughters-in- law, Kenneth Don and Babe Shotwell and Dan Xin Shotwell, all of Fort Worth, and Ronnie Bert and Judy Shotwell of Lorena; daughter and son-in-law, Linda Kay Angelly and Kirby of Fort Worth; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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

Glen F. Stitt
PANTEGO -- Glen F. Stitt, 87, a gauger for the W.T. Waggoner estate, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Meorial Gardens.

Glen Stitt was born Jan. 30, 1910, in Trenton, Mo.

He was a Lions Club member and a 22-year Pantego resident. Survivors: Wife of 60 years, Hazel Stitt of Pantego; son, Dale Stitt and his wife, Linda, of Arlington; and grandson, Jeff Stitt of Arlington.

Moore Funeral Home
1219 N. Davis Drive, 275-2711
 

Derek E. Stubblefield
FORT WORTH -- Derek Earl Stubblefield, 39, a mechanic for Penske Trucking Co. for two years, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: noon Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church in Bryan. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery in Bryan. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Morris-Bates Mortuary.

Derek Stubblefield was born July 12, 1957, in Bryan. He was a graduate of the 1976 Class of Jefferson Moore High School in Waco. He graduated from North Texas State University in 1980.

Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Cheryl Tate Stubblefield of Fort Worth; daughters, Eryn Rochelle Stubblefield and Devin Janell Stubblefield, both of Fort Worth; parents, Deloris Reid of Hewitt and Walter Earl Stubblefield of Rockford, Ill.; sister, Rochelle McGowan and her husband, Louis McGowan, of Hewitt; grandparents, Eddie M. Booker of Bryan and mother-in-law, Ruthie M. Tate of Fort Worth; and niece and nephew, Marcus and Mesha McGowan, both of Hewitt.

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

Seth A. Turner
SOUTH BEND -- Seth Alvin Turner, 85, a retired General Dynamics foreman, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, at home.

Funeral: pending at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth.

Memorials: American Cancer Society or a charity of choice.

Seth Alvin Turner was born June 3, 1911, in Granbury. He formerly resided in Fort Worth, where he was a charter member of Genesis United Methodist Church and a member of Arlington Heights Masonic Lodge 1184. He retired from General Dynamics after 32 years' service.

Mr. Turner was preceded in death by his son, Billie Don Turner.

Survivors: Wife, Angie Lorene Turner of South Bend, Texas; brother, Raymond Turner of Alamogordo, N.M.; and sisters, Ruth Able of Boise, Idaho, and Delora Mae Stoen of Phoenix, Ariz.

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

Robert L. Wadsworth
FORT WORTH -- Robert Lee Wadsworth, 76, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery, under the auspices of Tarrant Masonic Lodge No. 942 AF&AM.

Robert Lee Wadsworth was born Oct. 3, 1920, in Hebron. He was a retired employee of the Fort Worth school district and Educational Employees Credit Union.

Mr. Wadsworth had lived in Fort Worth most of his life. He was a beloved husband, father and friend. He was a veteran of World War II and the Army Reserve. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, a founding member of the Moslah Temple Shrine Corvettes and a member of Decatur Avenue Baptist Church.

Survivors: Wife of 56 years, Kathleen Wadsworth; sons, Larry Wadsworth of Arlington and Bob Wadsworth of Springtown; daughter, Kathy Hess of Decatur; six grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

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

Lucille P. Webb
ARLINGTON -- Lucille Pitt Webb, 88, a retired medical profession office manager, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997, in Arlington.

Memorial service: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home- Bowen Road Chapel.

Lucille Webb was born Feb. 4, 1909, in Richmond, Va.

She was a longtime member of Northminster Baptist Church in Richmond, Va.

Survivors: Daughter, Nancy S. Madison and her husband, Walker Madison; and granddaughters, Andrea Madison Spencer and her husband, Christopher Spencer, of Bedford, Barrie Madison Atwood and her husband, William Atwood, of Arnold, Md., and Nancy Walton Haynes of Ashland, Va.

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

Letty Wilson
MANSFIELD -- Letty Irene Carlton Wilson, 97, a retired Mansfield school district cook, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, at a Mansfield nursing home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Blessing Funeral Home. Burial: St. Paul Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Letty Irene Carlton Wilson was born Oct. 27, 1899, in Corn Valley, Texas. She was the oldest member of First United Methodist Church of Mansfield.

Mrs. Wilson was the widow of David Shelton Wilson Sr., who died Jan. 6, 1973.

Survivors: Son, David Wilson of Mansfield; three daughters, Ruth Pressley and Dorothy Howell, both of Arlington, and Faye Wynn of Mansfield; two brothers, Worth Carlton of Mansfield and Olin Carlton of Cleburne; three grandchildren; and nine great-grand- children.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555
 

Doris J. Woods
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Doris J. Woods, 64, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at home.

Graveside service: 1:15 p.m. Friday at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. Visitation: 12 noon to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Lucas Funeral Home.

Doris J. Woods was born July 16, 1932, in Racine, Wis.

Survivors: Husband, Hall Woods of North Richland Hills; son, Butch Woods of Houston; and grandchildren, Elizabeth, Hayden and Travis Woods of Houston.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Oleta C. Wyatt
FORT WORTH -- Oleta C. Wyatt, 83, a homemaker and `Dallas Morning News' cafeteria worker, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at a Fort Worth medical center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Dallas. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas. Visitation: Thursday.

Oleta Wyatt was born in 1913 in Hillsboro. She formerly lived in Dallas for more than 40 years. She retired from Colonial Cafeteria in downtown Dallas in 1989.

Laurel Land Funeral Home of Dallas
Dallas, (214) 371-1336

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