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Published Feb. 16, 1997

Argeree Allen 

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas. Clergy, Dr. Sloan Gentry.

Argeree Allen was born Feb. 8, 1901, in Mount Vernon. She married M.C. Allen in 1921 in Prescott, Ark. He preceded her in death in 1968. She was a Baptist.

Survivors: Daughter, Theda Reid of Stephenville; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Lacy Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 968-2102
 

Wayne Banister
AZLE -- Wayne Banister, 61, a teacher, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, in a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Victory Christian Center in Azle. Burial: Azleland Cemetery. Visitation: noon to 9 p.m. Sunday at White's Funeral Home.

Wayne Banister was born Dec. 3, 1935, in Mangum, Okla.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211
 

Rick Barreda
EULESS -- Rick Barreda, 26, a police officer at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, in Dallas County.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 2 p.m. Sunday at Moore Funeral Home.

Memorials: Officer Rick Barreda Trust Fund, Overton Bank & Trust, PO Box 509, Fort Worth, 76162-0509., attn: Pam Thomas, Sr. Vice President.

Rick Barreda was born Sept. 3, 1970, in Grand Prairie.

Survivors: Wife, Nicole Barreda of Euless; daughter, Brittnee Barreda of Euless; mother, Maria Barreda and her fiance', Fil Alvarado, of Arlington; father, Bill Harrigan; brother, Michael Harrigan of Arlington; sister, Kristina Montet and her husband, Walt, of Austin; grandparents, Wuela Barreda of Arlington and Dot and Marty Harrigan of Arlington; nephew, Dakota Montet of Austin; and a host of aunts, uncles and friends.

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

Mable E. Baxter
BEDFORD -- Mable Earle Baxter, 86, a homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, in Bedford.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mable Baxter was born Oct. 2, 1910, in Ellis County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Young Baxter, in May 1996, two daughters, Wanda Goodman and Patsy Baxter and son, Clifton Baxter.

Survivors: Sons, Donald Baxter of North Richland Hills, Jerold Baxter of Boise, Idaho, and Stanley Baxter of Weatherford; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great- great-grandchildren.

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

Jimmie F. Bezio
MINERAL WELLS -- Jimmie Faye Bezio, 57, a homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997, at a Wichita Falls hospital.

Graveside service:2 p.m. Monday in Indian Creek Cemetery in Palo Pinto County.

Jimmie Faye Bezio was born April 20, 1939, in Leflore, Okla. She was a Baptist.

Survivors: Husband, Roger E. Bezio of Mineral Wells; sons, William Bezio,Tim and wife, Toni, Perry Joe Bezio, and Gregory Dale Bezio, all of Mineral Wells; daughter, Lonnie and husband, Richard Johnson of Wichita Falls; mother, Ruby Smith of Graford; brothers, Jack Smith, Fred Smith, Allen Smith, Clay Smith, Tony Smith and Tim Smith, all of Graford; grandchidlren, Saraon of Wichita Falls and Brent Bezio of Mineral Wells; aunts, Hattie Hall, Dee Horan Opal Gentry; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Peggy Bowen
FORT WORTH -- Peggy Bowen, 61, a medical secretary, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Peggy Bowen was born Oct. 6, 1934, in Knoxville, Tenn.

Mrs. Bowen was an antique dealer. She was also involved with the Fort Worth Anglers Club and a bowling league. Mrs. Bowen was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Billy G. Bowen.

Survivors: Daughters, Cheryl Reynolds of Fort Worth, Nancy Ritter of Watauga; and grandson, Bradley Ritter of Watauga.

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

Flora L. Bradshaw
CLEBURNE -- Flora Lee Bradshaw, 70, a retired presser for Lorch-Westway, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, in Cleburne.

Funeral:11 a.m. Monday at Henderson Street Baptist Church. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Martin's Funeral Home.

Flora Lee Bradshaw was born March 29, 1926, in Hill County.

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

Ruby Burke
FORT WORTH -- Ruby Burke, 94, a retired meat packing plant slicer, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Lakeside. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Officiants: Rev. Jim McGinlay and Rev. Larry Shuler.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, to Cook Children's Medical Center.

Ruby Burke was born Nov. 17, 1902, in Erath County, and had lived in Fort Worth all her life. She retired from Armour & Co.

Ruby Burke was preceded in death by her husband, D.H. Burke.

Survivors: Nephew and niece, W.R. and Ouida Butler; three great-nieces; five great-great nieces; one great-great nephew; and one great-great-great nephew and niece.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Jewell Carter
SAGINAW -- Jewell Carter, 78, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Jewell Carter was born Oct. 30, 1918, in Glendale, Ariz. She was a past member of the Eastern Star.

Survivors: Husband, Herman Carter of Saginaw; son and daughter-in-law, Dave and Rachel Carter of Duncanville; sisters, Johnnie Andre of Hemet, Calif., and Helen Breeding of Odessa; grandchildren, Ian Carter and Stefan Carter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Roy Lee Casteel
GRAHAM -- Roy Lee Casteel, 91, who retired from Graham Mill and Elevator, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, in a Graham hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Sunday at Tonk Valley Cemetery in Young County.

Roy Lee Casteel was born Sept. 4, 1905, in Hebber Springs, Ark.

Morrison Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-2121
 

Jewel A.G. Cates
DALLAS -- Jewel Addielee Goldsberry Cates, a business executive, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, in Dallas.

Funeral:4 p.m. Sunday at Restland Funeral Home. Dr. Leroy Summers will offciate. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Memorials: The Tree Compassion Foundation, Oncology Dept., 8220 Walnut Hill Lane No. 700, Dallas, Texas, 75231; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 560089, Dallas, Texas. 75356.

Jewel Addielee Goldsberry Cates was born Nov. 26, 1911 in Nacogdoches County. She was a graduate of Nacodoches High School and the New York School of Finance. She was one of the first women Account Executives in the United States and began working for Merrill Lynch in 1944 and retired in 1977. She was listed in Who's Who of American Women, Commerce and Industry, and in Business of the Southwest. She was a Past Matron of Fidelity Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the D.A.R and past president and long term member of Zonta International Womens' Classified Service Club. She served on their local, district and national commitees and was a recipient of the Bess Judd Spirit of Zonta Award. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club and was voted one of the top ten outstanding women in Dallas County by the ten Dallas B&PW's. As an active member of Lakewood Baptist Church she served as superintendent of the Junior Department, Adult Teacher, President of the Business Womens' Circle, and a member of the Budget and Finance committees. She was a member of Park Cities Baptist Church. She loved to read and was a member of several book clubs. She was a member and past president of the East Texas Historical Society. She was a member and past president of the East Texas Historical Society. She participated as discussion leader at Southern Methodist University Seminars for top women executives. She loved to travel and visted every state including Alaska and Hawaii. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Holston Cates

Survivors: Daughter, Julia Ann Minter; son-in-law, Ken; grandchildren, Shana Lee Minter and Clinton Marshall Minter.

Restland Funeral Home
Dallas, (972) 238-7111
 

Tommy L. Collins
ARLINGTON -- Tommy L. Collins, 62, who was a quality inspector and employee of Northrup Grumman since 1951, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Mr. Collins was born July 4, 1934, in Dennis.

Survivors: Wife, Marjorie Edna Collins of Arlington; daughters, Debbie Nichols and her husband, David of Grand Prairie, Genie Boughton and her husband, Gus of Lewisville, Melissa Scott and her husband, Jim of Weatherford; brother, Jake Cornelison of Weatherfgord; sister, Evelyn and Carman Montgomery of Weatherford, Linda Hale of Brock; grandchildren, John West, Nicole Shope, Jennifer Bullard and Ben Boughton; and lots of nieces and nephews.

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

Manuel Z. Corte
ZMOXEE, Wash. -- Manuel Zalazar Cortez, 62, a worker, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997, in Moxee, Wash.

Funeral: was at Shaw & Sons Funeral Home, Yakima, Wash. Burial: Yakima, Wash.

Manuel Cortez was born Aug. 27, 1934, in Sonora.

Survivors: Wife, Rita Cortez; daughters, Elizabeth Cortez, Carmen Cortez and Linda Cortez; brothers, Dario Pelayo, Enrigue Espinoza, Jose Luis Pelayo and Fernando Pelayo; sister, Refugio Castillo, Martha Cortez, Antonia Mendoza, Maria Frausto and Patricia Gonzalez; five grandchildren; and in-laws, Yolanda Pelayo, Mine Pelayo, Tina Pelayo, Ismael Frausto, Antonio Mendoza and Sergio Gonzalez.

Alonzo Funeral Home
2301 Ephriham Ave., 740-9091
 

John Cunningham
FORT WORTH -- John Cunningham, 56, a machinist, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997, at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral:2 p.m. Monday at Mullican- Little Funeral Chapel in Bells.

Memorials: American Heart Association.

Mr. Cunningham was born Aug. 29, 1940, in Bells.

Survivors: Wife, Norma Cunningham of Fort Worth; son, Shannon Cunningham of Fort Worth; stepson, John Mays of Newark; stepdaughter, Lea Ann Capley of Rowlett; brothers, B.B. Cunningham of Sacramento, Calif., Jack Cunningham of Bells, and Laddie Cunningham of Dallas; sisters, Sammie Stephen of Irving, Helen Shearer of Bells, Martha Jo Butcher of Fort Worth and Susie Travis of Houston; and three grandchildren.

Mullican-Little Funeral Home
Bells (903) 965-4244
 

Hannah K. Euckert
FORT WORTH -- Hannah Kathleen. Euckert, a newborn, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at a hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. in Moore Memorial Gardens.

Hannah K. Euckert was born Feb. 13, 1997.

Survivors: Parents, Mark and Laura Euckert; grandmother, Barbara Wilson; grandfather, Daniel Gieth; grandmother, Susan Ash.; aunt and uncle, Amy and Sean Sowards.

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

Elizabeth Fisher
FOREST HILL -- Elizabeth Fisher, 69, a cashier for a grocery firm, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral:2 p.m. Monday at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Elizabeth Fisher was born April 23, 1927, in Helmsted, Germany, and came to America in September 1952.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert B. Fisher.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and John Dow of Forest Hill; three grandchildren, Rhonda Allen, John J. Dow and Michael Dow; and two great- grandchildren, Mark Allen Jr. and Jennifer Allen.

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

Joyce M. Goldring
CLEBURNE -- Joyce Margarite Goldring, 73, co-owner of Goldring Trucking, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at home.

Celebration of Life: was Saturday.

Joyce M. Goldring's family gathered at the home of Kathy Goldring to carry out one of Joyce's final wishes, that they celebrate her life rather than mourn her passing.

This was the kind of person Joyce Goldring was- a woman who knew how to love, how to laugh and how to make others know their worth. To illustrate this, another of Joyce's wishes was that her friends send no flowers, but that they do a random act of kindness for someone and remember her in the smiles of those they help.

For 53 years, Joyce and Pete Goldring were sweethearts, devoted to each other in ways that broadcast the depth of their love and the sanctity of their wedding vows.

Everything Joyce Goldring did, she did with her whole heart. In December, when she became ill and subsequently recieved the news that the illnes was terminal, she faced this as she had life, with determination and laughter.

Now she's with the ancestors on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge, out there among the stars.

I can't help believing that those in the Star Nation are already enjoying Joyce's elfin magic.

Survivors: Husband, Phidias "Pete" Goldring of Cleburne; son, Tony Goldring of Springtown; daughter, Kathy Goldring of Cleburne; sister, Norma Jean Stevens of Irving; grandchildren, Jay Shaffer of Austin; Shauna Goldring of Springtown; Hollyanna Shaffer of Cleburne; great-granddaughter, Kayla Ann Goldring of Springtown; and nephew, Marc Stevens of Bedford.

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

Alice L. Harris
BRECKENRIDGE -- Alice Lorene Harris, 84, a homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, at a Breckenridge hospital.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Sunday in Zion Hill Cemetery.

Alice Harris was born April 13, 1912, in Weatherford.

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

Lynne Harvell
EULESS -- Lynne Harvell, 54, an accounting clerk, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, at a Grapevine hospital.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Sunday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Lynne Harvell was born Aug. 13, 1942, in Fort Worth. She was a member of Knitting Guild of North Texas and a Baptist.

Survivors: Daughters, JoAnne Vann of Houston and Joni Jones of Irving; brothers, Sam Brown of Farmers Branch and Gabe Brown of Fountain Valley, Calif.; sister, Karen Freeman of Dublin, Texas; and three grandchildren.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Donald A. Hawkins
ARLINGTON -- Donald A. Hawkins, 62, a printer and former Fort Worth resident, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, in Arlington.

Memorial service:1 p.m. Monday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Arlington.

Mr. Hawkins was born June 2, 1934, in Canton, Ohio, and had lived in Arlington since 1963. He worked for Atlas Match and Opti Graphics for 18 years, and Texas Refinery for 19 years. He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, was active in Scouting and the Arlington Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, and Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors: Wife, Jo Ann Hawkins of Arlington; son, Russell Hawkins of Arlington; daughter, Bonny Jo Heikkinen of Arlington; and three grandchildren, Tory Heikkinen, Floyd Allen Hawkins and Jamie Jo Hilmer.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Wendell Heard
FORT WORTH -- Wendell "W.C." Heard, 56, an engineer for Gearhart- Owen, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral:3:30 p.m. Monday at Alexander Funeral Home in Naples. Burial: Omaha Cemetery.

Mr. Heard was born Aug. 27, 1940, in Redwater, and was a Fort Worth resident 25 years. He was with Gearhart- Owen for 17 years, General Dynamics 3 1/2 years, and SMC Pneumatics in Dallas for one year. He was a member of Rosemont Church of Christ. He was also a member of Elks Lodge No. 124 and enjoyed fishing and golf.

Survivors: Wife, Shirley Heard of Fort Worth; sons, Jeff Heard and Steve Heard, both of Morgan; step-sons, Danny Hall of Fort Worth and David Hall of Ojai, Calif.; brothers, Joe Heard and Lloyd Heard, both of Lake Livingston, and William Heard of Ardmore, Okla.; sisters, Ann McDonough of Houston and Helen Tuck of New Boston; grandchildren, Amanda, Emily and Brittany; and step-grandson, Joshua.

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

Darla J. Jones
RIO VISTA -- Darla Jean Jones, 28, a home health aide for Huguley Memorial Medical Center in Fort Worth, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, in Cleburne.

Funeral:10 a.m. Monday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: 4 p.m. Monday in Hughes Springs Cemetery in Hughes Springs.

Darla Jean Jones was born Sept. 9, 1968, in Montour Falls, N.Y.

PSurvivors: Husband, Edward Lee Jones Jr. of Rio Vista; son, Mark Edgar Jones of Rio Vista; daughter, Priscilla Jean Jones of Rio Vista; parents, Norman Conklin of New York and Darla Conklin of Elmira, N.Y.; brothers, Charlie Conklin and John Conklin, both of New York; sisters, Pam Neal of Harleton and Brenda Johnson of Liverpool.

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

Gertrude L. Labhart
FORT WORTH -- Gertrude Louise Labhart, 92, a homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, in Richardson.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Gertrude Labhart was born Jan. 3, 1905, in San Angelo.

Memorials: American Heart Association.

She was preceded in death by husband, Walter F. Labhart, daughter, Marguerite Garrett and son, Walter F. Labhart.

Survivors: Sons, Cecil W. Labhart of Irving, Robert J. "Bob" Labhart of Garland, Darrell C. Labhart of Arlington; sister, Lois Coppinger of Abilene; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

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

Reba L. S. Lanier
KELLER -- Reba Louise Smith Lanier, 78, a teacher, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, in Keller.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Keller Church of Christ. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Reba Lanier was born April 1, 1918, in Fort Worth.

She was a member of Keller Church of Christ and former member of Birdville Church of Christ. She was a member of Birdville Retired Teachers Association. She was a past president of Keller Garden Club. She was a graduate of the University of North Texas.

Survivors: Sons, David C. Lanier of Keller and Dr. Denis M. Lanier of Denver, Col.; daughters, Alicia Kay Lanier Boone of Richardson, Martha Anne Lanier Hoag of Plano, Andrea Louise Cox of Fort Worth; brother, Shelby Smith of New Orleans, La.; sisters, Katherine Armintor of Fort Worth, Laverne Simpson of Lamarque, Dorothy Jo Traynham of Fort Worth; 14 grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; two daughters-in-law; two sons-in-law; and sister-in-law, Frances Smith of Fort Worth.

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

Louise Magers
FORT WORTH -- Louise Magers, 93, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at a Fort Worth care center.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Monday in Burke Cemetery. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Lucas Funeral Home on North Sylvania.

Louise Magers was born Jan. 18, 1904, in Sherman. She was a member of Oakhurst United Methodist Church, was past worthy matron of Eastern Star Keystone Chapter No. 9, and was a current member of Richland Hills Chapter No. 1040. She was an avid duplicate bridge player. She was a resident of Fort Worth for 90 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cliff Magers Sr.

Survivors: Sons, Cliff Magers Jr. of Fort Worth, Ricky Magers of Grapevine and Randy Magers of Comanche; daughters, Bobbie Tarver of Bradenton, Fla., and Joy Carter of Houston; five grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren.

Lucas Funeral Home
517 N. Sylvania Ave., 838-2336
 

Cledith G. Mantooth
FORT WORTH -- Cledith G. Mantooth, 78, a retired aircraft and helicopter mechanic, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997 at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Mantooth was born August 26, 1918, in Calera, Okla.

He was a member of the Lakeside Church of God, a Mason and an artist.

Survivors: Wife, Oleta Mantooth of Haltom City; sons, Earnest Mantooth and wife, Teresa, David Mantooth and wife, Pam, all of Fort Worth, Cletus Gann and wife, Gerry of Salina, Okla.; daughters, Pamela Kindiger and husband, Theron of Fort Worth, Debbie Warren and husband, Steve of Godley; grandchildren, Julie Campbell, Tara Kindiger, Steven Kindiger, Mendy Kindiger, Jennifer Mantooth, Andrea Warren, Aaron Warren, Callie Mantooth, Tricia Gann, Susan Jackson; great-grandchild, Brittnie Campbell, Dylan Pait, Amber Tripp, Caitlin Jackson; two step-children; one step-grandchild; and one step-great- grandchild.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Beulah M. Montgomery
WEATHERFORD -- Beulah Mae Montgomery, 84, a retired homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at a Weatherford hospital.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Cotten-Bratton Funeral Chapel.

Beulah Montgomery was born Sept. 3, 1912, in Banner, Va.

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

Lora Mae North
DECATUR -- Lora Mae North, 75, a retired Decatur school district cafeteria worker, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, at a Denton medical center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Fundamental Baptist Church in Decatur. Burial: Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Visitation: 7 p.m. Saturday at Coker Funeral Home.

Lora Mae North was born Sept. 9, 1921, in Decatur. She married Dillard North in Fort Worth, who preceded her in death.

Survivors: Sons, Jerry North of Ponder and Terry North of Decatur; daughters, Beverly Wilson of Arlington and Judy Souther of Forestburg; brothers, J.L. Hudson of Moscow, Texas and J.B. "Pete" Hudson of Decatur; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959
 

Gwen Oakes
BLUFF DALE -- Gwen Oakes, 85, a retired acountant, farmer and rancher, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at a Granbury hospital.

Funeral: was 2 p.m. Saturday at Bluff Dale Baptist Church. Burial: Bluff Dale Glenn Cemetery.

Gwen Oakes was born Dec. 20, 1911, in Winters, and lived 55 years in Bluff Dale. She had also lived in West Texas and New Mexico. She was a member of Bluff Dale Baptist Church and the Missionary Society. She was also a member of the Garden Club.

Survivors: Daughter, D'Aunn; sister, Cleo; and two grandchildren.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161
 

Grady Owen
FORT WORTH -- Grady Owen, 77, a retired railroad clerk for Union Pacific Railroad, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Thompson's Harveson and Cole. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Officiating, Rev. Gary Merchant and Rev. Richard Flores.

Memorials: Visiting Nurses Association, Suite 406 University Center, 1300 S. University Dr., Fort Worth 76107.

Grady Owen was born to Fred E. Owen and Nettie Owen on April 4, 1919, in Eulogy. He was raised in Rule, where his father was a schoolteacher. He was a member of Meadowbrook United Methodist Church and a former member of Forest Hills Methodist Church.

Mr. Owen retired from Union Pacific Railroad after 31 years of service. He proudly served his country in the Air Force for four and a half years and was stationed at Randolph Field. He served on a bomber squad in Saipan. He served as an executive member of the Texas & Pacific Federal Credit Union Loan Committee a number of years.

He was a wonderful Paw-Paw to his nine grandchildren. He was a devoted father who was always eager to lend a helping hand. Survivors: Wife, Elaine M. Owen; sons, Daniel W. Owen and his wife, Alice, of Okinawa, Grady M. Owen and his wife, Sandy, of Arlington, Charles Owen and his wife, Daniele, of Austin, and Fred D. Owen of Dallas; daughter, Nancy Watson and her husband, Randy, of Fort Worth; sisters, Mary F. Boyd and her husband, Odell, of Fort Worth, and Freddie L. Williams of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Michelle, Angela, Stephanie, Michael S. and Dustin Owen, Michelle, Melissa and Brittany Watson and Michael Rucker; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Edward O. Perdew
FORT WORTH -- Edward O'Neal Perdew, 62, a retired service station attendant, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, at a Granbury care center.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Sunday at Martin's Funeral Home. Burial: Glenn Cemetery in Bluff Dale.

Mr. Perdew was born Dec. 16, 1934, in Jonesboro, Ark.

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

Floyd Powell
STEPHENVILLE -- Floyd Powell, 81, a retired Erath County Electric employee and dairy farmer, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, at home.

Funeral:4 p.m. Sunday at Hillcrest Church of Christ. Burial: West End Cemetery.

Memorials: Healthcorp Hospice.

Mr. Powell was born Nov. 5, 1915, in Meridian. He worked for Erath County Electric for 26 years.

He was a member of Hillcrest Church of Christ. He was a deacon for 40 years.

Survivors:Wife, Nell of Stephenville; son, Lynn Powell of Glen Rose; stepson, Ray Hudson of Goree; daughter, Mary Ann Smith of Bandera; stepdaughter, Brenda Terry of Irving; brother, Loyd Powell of Stephenville; sister, Mrs. Lula Graham of Albany; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161
 

Clarence Roberts
FORT WORTH -- Clarence Roberts, 77, a self-employed man of many trades, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at a medical center.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Spencer Funeral Directors. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 9 to 11 a.m. Monday

Clarence Roberts was born Nov. 24, 1919, in Dawson. He was better known as Big Buster. His mother, Wordia Hollands Roberts, died while giving birth, so he was reared by his mother's twin and her husband, Pete and Ruby Hopkins.

Survivors: Daughters, Henrietta Robinson and her husband, Steve, of Houston; grandchildren, Steven and Daniel Robinson; and cousins.

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

James J. Roberts
FORT WORTH -- James J. Roberts, 73, a glue operator, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, at a local nursing home.

Family memorial service: Private.

Mr. Roberts was born Nov. 22, 1923, in Trask Wood, Ark.

Survivors: Sister, Pearl Bruce of Fort Worth; numerous nieces and nephews; and great-nieces.

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

N. L. Robson
GAINESVILLE -- N. L. Robson, 74, the retired owner of Robson Trucking company, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997, at a Sherman medical center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Clement- Keel Funeral Home. Burial: Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville. Visitation: 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Robson was born Oct. 8, 1922, in Boyington, Okla.

Clement-Keel Funeral Home
Gainesville, (817) 665-4341
 

Sara G. Rogers
VANLEER, Tenn. -- Sara Gilmore Rogers, 63, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, at the home of her mother in Dickson, Tenn. She died of complications from a double intravenous port that was implanted in her chest.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Taylor Funeral Home in Dickson, Tenn. Burial: Edgewood Cemetery. Officiating: Rev. Roy West and Rev. Neal Glass.

Sara Rogers was born Sept. 12, 1933, in Dickson County, Tenn. She was the wife of Frank D. Rogers, former Chairman of the Colonial National Invitational Golf Tournament.

Survivors: Husband, Frank D. Rogers of Vanleer, Tenn.; son, Robert Rogers of Vanleer, Tenn.; mother, Mrs. Louise Lee Gilmore of Dickson, Tenn.; brother, Bob Gilmore of Dickson, Tenn.; and sister, Anne Story of Dickson, Tenn.

Taylor Funeral Home
Dickson, Tenn. (615) 446-2808
 

Mary R. Schmit
ZLINDSAY -- Mary Ruth Schmitz, 75, who was a former owner, along with her deceased husband, of Pat and Mary's Restaurant, Bar and Lounge at Lindsay, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, at a Denton medical center.

Funeral mass: 4 p.m. Monday at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Lindsay. Burial: St. Peter's Cemetery in Lindsay. Wake followed by Visitation at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mary Schmitz was born August 12, 1921, in Valley View.

Memorials: Cooke County Library, 200 W. Weaver St. Gainesville, Texas 76240.

Clement-Keel Funeral Home
Gainesville, (817) 665-4341
 

Lillie P. Schooler
FORT WORTH -- Lillie P. Schooler, 95, a homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997 at home.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Lillie Schooler was born Feb. 19, 1902, in Cresson.

She was a lifetime member of Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Dee Schooler.

Survivors: Daughters, Daisy Schooler Lucariello; granddaughter, Mary Lucariello Holacka; great-granddaughter, Denise Adams; great-grandson, Jason Connally; great-great-granddaughter, Amanda Adams; great-great- grandsons, John Thomas Adams, Charles Wesley Connally; and son-in- law, Samuel B. Lucariello.

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

Ellen D. Simpson
HURST -- Ellen Dahle Simpson, 81, a devoted wife and mother, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997, at home in Hurst.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Fifth Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, at the intersection of White Settlement Road and Chapel Creek Blvd. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: Vitas Health Care Corp, 2501 Parkview Dr., Fort Worth 76102.

Ellen Simpson was born Dec. 22, 1915, in Logan, Utah, and lived in Fort Worth the last 54 years.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Norman.

Survivors: Daughter, Karen Schlueter of Hurst; sons, Lewon Simpson and his wife, Kathleen, of Arlington, and Bob Simpson and his wife, Lynne, of Bellevue, Wash.; sister, Leone White of Apple Valley, Calif.; grandchildren, Mark Simpson and his wife, Liz, Angela and Tim Tice, Ellen and David Copley, Rob Simpson, Bill Simpson, Jason Schlueter, Jeff Schlueter and Kristi Schlueter; great-grandchildren, Forrest Simpson, Justin Tice, Emily Copley and Alexa Schlueter; niece and nephew-in-law, Audeen and Woody Woodward; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Barbara G. Smith
FORT WORTH -- Barbara Gentling Smith, a homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, at home.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Memorials: The Warm Place.

Barbara Gentling Smith was born and grew up in Rochester, Minn. She was educated in the public schools there and later attended the University of Minnesota where she was graduated with a BA degree in psychiatric social work. She was a longtime member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. In 1937, she married Dr. Allen A. Gentling, also of Rochester. She moved to Fort Worth in 1948 with her family of four children when Dr. Gentling finished his residency at the Mayo Clinic and was invited to head the Department of Anesthesiology at Harris Hospital. She was divorced from Dr. Gentling in 1963.

She was active in social work here in Fort Worth and served as a member of several boards of directors for various social service organizations. She was particularly involved in working with retarded children.

In 1965, she married Dr. Newton Dean Smith here who was also an alumni of the Mayo Clinic. She was widowed in 1972. She has been a member of All Saints Episcopal Church since 1950. She was deeply loved by her family and many others who cherished her as a friend and a second mother.

Survivors: Dr. Peter Gentling and wife, Jasmine, of Asheville, N.C.; Stuart Gentling and Scott Gentling of Fort Worth; Suzanne Gentling of Glen Rose; and two grandchildren; Mathew Gentling of Asheville and Anne Gentling of Los Angeles.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

G. Elton Smith
ARLINGTON -- G. Elton Smith, 86, a retired engineering professor, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral:3 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Arlington Funeral Home.

Memorials: First United Methodist Church, Arlington.

Mr. Smith was born April 11, 1910, in Eskota, and had been a resident of Arlington since 1946. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He received his education at Texas Tech and Oklahoma State in mechanical engineering. His employment began with North Texas Agricultural College in 1947, now called The University of Texas at Arlington. He was assistant dean of engineering and Professor Emeritus in 1975. He retired in 1974.

Mr. Smith was a member of Registered Professional Engineers, and also a Mason. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Arlington, and a charter member of the Arlington Kiwanis Club.

Survivors: Wife, Mary Smith of Arlington; son, Dr. Roger E. Smith of Fort Collins, Colo.; daughter, Jeanine Bentley of Fort Worth; and four grandchildren.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Iris T. Smith
EULESS -- Iris Tinsley Smith, 86, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at home.

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

Iris Tinsley Smith was born Feb. 2, 1911 in Ponder. She was a former member of the Bedford Home Demonstration Club and the International Order of Odd Fellows. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Smith in 1994.

Survivors:Daughters, Beverly Harrison of Euless; brothers, Lee Tinsley of Tulsa, Okla. and Dennis Tinsley of Tucson, Ariz.; sister, Hazel Bowlby of Fort Worth; grandson, Leonard Harrison of Haltom City, granddaughters, Elisa Hediger of North Richland Hills, Kelly Kelso of Arlington; Cheryl Lovejoy of Corpus Christi; and six great-grandchildren.

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

Terry Ray Tilford
HOUSTON -- Terry Ray Tilford, 55, an engineer more than 30 years, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997.

Memorial Service: was Wednesday at Geo H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Directors. Mark Lewis officiated.

Memorials: The American Diabetes Association, Houston Chapter, 2211 Norfolk, Suite No. 614, Houston, Texas 77098., Phone: (713) 523-9673.

Terry Ray Tilford was employed with Western Electric and then Lucent Technologies as an A.C.S.T engineer. All who knew him will mourn Terry's passing, but we rejoice in knowing that he will be with our Lord. He was a beloved father, son, and brother.

Survivors: Son, Bruce E. Tillford; mother, Dorothy Tilford; sisters, Kay Stokes and Sherry Green; and brother, Tony Tilford.

Geo H. Lewis & Sons at Champions
Houston, (713) 397-0800
 

Sue R. Wallace
CLEBURNE -- Sue Raney Wallace, 65, a homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Graveside service:11 a.m. Monday in Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home.

Sue Raney Wallace was born April 26, 1931, in Grandview.

Survivors: All of Cleburne, daughters, Elizabeth Wallace David and Donna Wallace; and grandson, Brian David.

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

Olive D. Watt
WEATHERFORD -- Olive Davenport Watt, 102, a retired homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, in Weatherford.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Tuesday at City Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorials: First Methodist Church of Weatherford.

Olive Watt was born March 21, 1894, in Ranger.

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

Otto W. Wentworth
FORT WORTH -- Otto W. "Wimpy" Wentworth, 79, a retired industrial engineer, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, at a Fort Worth nursing home.

Funeral: Noon Monday at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Wentworth was born Aug. 4, 1917, in Granbury.

Memorials: Cleburne Hospice, 1208 W. Henderson, Cleburne, Texas 76031.

He was a resident of Fort Worth 56 years and enjoyed driving, travel and music. He was a member of Riverside Lodge No. 1194, A.F.&A.M.

Survivors: Wife, Laura Wentworth of Fort Worth; daughters, Judy Rochester of Santa Ana, Calif., Mary Maayeh of Arlington; brother, Charles Wentworth of Springtown; sisters, Virginia Chapin of Excelsior, Minn., Kate Prunty of Watauga, Lucille DenBleyker of Burleson; and grandchildren, Derrel Hamilton of Austin and Becky Rochester of Phoenix, Ariz.

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

Stanley C. Williams
MIDLAND -- Stanley Carrol Williams, 58, a writer and teacher, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Midland. Graveside service: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Waco Memorial Park. Officiating, Rev. Charles McClure.

Honorary pallbearers: Wayne Barton, Jerry Hewett, Jim Lander, Kent Easley, Nate Weiss, Jim Baugh, Charles Wayne Thomas and Lance Stewart.

Memorials: Nursing home of choice or the Christmas in April Program, PO Box 3744, Midland, Texas 79702.

Stanley Williams was born April 26, 1938, in Gorman, to Louise Banks Williams and Levi Stanley Williams. He was reared in Central Texas and graduated from high school in Waxahachie. He attended Southern Methodist University and graduated in 1960 with a Bachelor's Degree. Also in 1960, he married Jill White, his wife of 36 years, in Temple. In 1963, he graduated with a Masters of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology. In 1969, he received a Masters Degree in Liberal Arts from S.M.U. In 1974, he graduated from Brown University in Providence, R.I., with a Masters Degree in Creative Writing. He ministered from 1959 to 1970 in Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. In 1970, he became a professor of English at Lamar University in Beaumont. He began teaching at Odessa College in 1974. He judged numerous fiction contests and judged creative writing contests at Midland College for 20 years. He was author of several short stories and co-author of eight novels with Wayne Barton. He was also a devoted sponsor of several charities and organizations. Since 1974, he had lived in Midland, where he was a member of First Methodist Church. He was also a member of Western Writers of America and the Modern Language Association.

Survivors: Wife, Jill White Williams of Midland; son, Stanley Alan Williams and his wife, Jean Marie Higgis Williams, of Charlottesville, Va.; daughter, Wendy Chase Williams Tomlinson and her husband, Mickey, of Midland; and many dear friends.

Ellis Funeral Home
Midland, (915) 683-5555

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