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Published Feb. 17, 1997

Byrtie B. Adams
RICHLAND HILLS -- Dr. Byrtie B. Adams, 81, who was a Birdville Independent School District educator, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997, in San Antonio.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Birdville Church of Christ. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Byrtie Adams was born August 31, 1915, in Denton County.

Ms. Adams was employed and retired from Birdville Independent School District. She had been a resident of Fort Worth since 1947. Ms. Adams was preceded in death by her husband, W. R. Bill "Doc" Adams in 1993.

Survivors: Daughter, Marlene Galwardi of San Antonio; and granddaughter, Nicole Galwardi of Austin.

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

Kenneth A. Barron
ABILENE -- Kenneth Alvah Barron, 65, a retired truck driver, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral:2 p.m. Monday at North's Funeral Home. Burial: Midway Cemetery.

Officiants: Reverends Johnny M. Smith and Alan Cartrite.

Memorials: Hodges Baptist Church.

Mr. Barron was born in Owens and attended Brownwood schools. He married Sue Faulks in 1954 in Hawley. He was an Army veteran.

Mr. Barron retired from truck driving in 1994, and lived in Fort Worth for 35 years before moving to Abilene in 1995.

He was a member of Hodges Baptist Church. He was active in fishing for years.

Survivors: Wife, Sue of the home; three daughters, Gail Salyer of Mayhill, N.M., June Langley of Arlington, and Lesa Stites of Abilene; mother, Pauline Barron of Alvarado; four brothers, Wayne Barron of Rendon, Jimmy Barron of Fort Worth, Lloyd Barron of Lipan, and Doyle Barron of Godley; and seven grandchildren.

North's Funeral Home
Abilene (915) 677-6246

D. Alan Benson Jr.
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. -- Drewey Alan Benson Jr., 77, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997, in Oklahoma City.

Graveside service:1 p.m. Monday in Alvord Cemetery. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Meadowood Baptist Church in Midwest City.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Music Ministry at Meadowood Baptist Church in Midwest City.

Alan served 52 years in church- related ministries as Youth, Music and Education ministers and served in various churches in Kansas, New Mexico, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Texas. He was an ordained gospel minister. He served in the 4th division of the Marine Corps on Iwo Jima during World War II.

Alan graduated from Howard Payne University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also taught. Alan sang with the Baptist Hour Choir, the Singing Churchmen of West Texas, and the Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma.

Survivors:Wife, Oleta Fay Praytor Benson; son, Robert Benson and wife, Judi of Wilmington, Del.; two daughters, D'Alan Bates and husband, John of Euless, and Carol Bates and husband, Roger of Midwest City; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home
Del City, Okla.(405)672-1321

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

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

Annette H. Cage
JUSTIN -- Annette Harris Cage, 75, a licensed vocational nurse and retired Denton State School employee, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997, at a Denton medical center.

Funeral:11 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Justin. Graveside service: Prairie Mound Cemetery. Viewing and family night: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

Annette Harris Cage was born in Blackwell June 16, 1921, and had lived in Justin 27 years. Annette had been a licensed vocational nurse until going to work at Denton State School in 1969. She worked there until her retirement in 1986.

Annette was always a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great- grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Raymond Earl Cage, and a daughter, Carol Cage.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Raymond Earl and Gail Cage of Justin; sons, James Owen Cage of Fort Worth, Michael Wayne Cage of Justin, and David Lee Cage of Dallas; daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Joe Boyd of Justin, and Tammy and Donald Dry of Roanoke; sisters, Virginia H. Taylor of Arlington, and Bee Kerr of Justin; 14 grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.

DeBerry Funeral Directors
Denton, (817) 383-4200

Gaylord L. Coffee
LAKE WORTH -- Gaylord L. Coffee, 51, a minister, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997, at home.

Funeral:2 p.m. Tuesday at Eagle Mountain International Church. Burial: Dido Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Biggers Funeral Home.

Mr. Coffee was born Sept. 2, 1945, in Fort Worth, and he was a lifelong area resident. He served as a volunteer chaplain at John Peter Smith and to jail inmates at Tarrant County Correctional facilities. He was an active member of Eagle Mountain International Church and was president of the Eagle Mountain Chapter of Bikers for Christ. He will be deeply missed.

"He rides on the wings of the wind." Survivors: Wife, Nina Young Coffee of Lake Worth; daughter, Christina Coffee of Lake Worth; mother, Jewell Coffee of Fort Worth; sister, Charlotte Harris of Fort Worth; and niece, Carla Hatcher of Fort Worth.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341

Lorene Creed
ARLINGTON -- Lorene Creed, 74, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral:Noon Wednesday at Texarkana Funeral Home in Texarkana, Texas. Burial: Old Union Cemetery in Simms.

Lorene Foster Creed was born Sept. 30, 1922, in Minton Community. She was married to Robert Creed Jr. in August 1939. She moved to Arlington in 1954, and served as a purchasing agent at Ft. Wolters Military Base in Mineral Wells from 1956 to 1968 before retiring. Her great loves were flower gardening and antique furniture refinishing.

Survivors: Daughters and sons-in- law, Brenda and Jack Freeman of Argyle and Doris and George Whitley of Duncanville; beloved sister, Helen Frances Hicks of Nash; grandchildren, Douglas Freeman of Dallas, Sydney Miles of McKinney, and Tiffany Whitley of Duncanville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Texarkana Funeral Home
Texarkana (903) 794-1200

Joe D. Dellis
ARLINGTON -- Joe Dale Dellis, 48, an electrician, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997.

Funeral:2 p.m. Tuesday at Stacey- Wilkins Funeral Home in Goldthwaite.

Survivors: Wife, Tempest Dellis; daughters, JoLynn Crouse and Virginia Leighnae Dellis; mother, Jessie Dellis; sisters, Dianne Phillips and Lisa Goerdel; and brother, Roger Dellis.

Stacey-Wilkins Funeral Home
Goldthwaite (915) 648-2255

Louis H. DuFore
FORT WORTH -- Louis Henry DuFore, 79, a retired electrician, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, at a North Richland Hills hospital.

Funeral:Private.

Memorials: American Heart Association.

Mr. DuFore was born June 7, 1917, in Ft. Edward, N.Y. He was a Navy veteran.

Survivors: Daughters, Margaret Bradberry of Fort Worth, and Louise Waters of Ft. Ann, N.Y.

Lucas Funeral Home
Grapevine, 488-7566

Rae Faulkner
ARLINGTON -- Rae Faulkner, 60, a homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997, at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral:3 p.m. Monday at Independent Baptist Church. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park in Fort Worth.

Rae Faulkner was born Jan. 20, 1937, in Lamesa.

Survivors: Son, Stuart Faulkner of Haltom City; stepson, Marty Faulkner of Fort Worth; daughter, Cleta Cannon of Arlington; stepdaughters, Mona Smith of Fort Worth and Martha Smith of Las Vegas; brothers, Arlan Dale Barnes of Angleton, Richard Veston Barnes of Cedar Hill, and Milton Quinn Barnes of Arlington; sisters, Ina Lou Lawhorne of Arlington and Cloy Margaret Crowder of Grand Prairie; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Hughes-Southland Chapel
Grand Prairie (972)262-1373

Edith Gutierrez
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Edith Gutierrez, 63, who had worked for Braum's, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at a Grand Prairie medical center.

Graveside service: 3:30 p.m. Monday in Southland Memorial Park. Visitation: Monday at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home.

Edith Gutierrez was born in Chase, Mich.

Survivors: Daughter, Brenda Mejorado of Arlington; three sons, Rocky Hamilton and Mark Hamilton, both of Chase, and Rusell Hamilton of Grand Prairie; seven grandchildren; and two sisters, Ester Tedeton of Grand Prairie, and Ruth Rigby of Chase.

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

Kenneth D. Hamilton
FORT WORTH -- Kenneth Doyle Hamilton, 44, a pawn shop contractor, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997 at White's Funeral Home in Azle. Burial: Azleland Cemetery in Reno. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to community hospice.

Mr. Hamilton was born Dec. 26, 1952, in Fort Worth.

He was a developmental contractor for PCI Capital Corporation of Fort Worth. He attended Tarrant County Junior College and was an Azle resident the past 12 years.

Mr. Hamilton enjoyed outdoor activities and traveling very much.

Kenneth Doyle Hamilton was preceded in death by father, Winifred Carroll Hamilton in 1983 and a sister, Sylvia Jean Hamilton.

Survivors: Wife of 26 years, Anna Marie Hamilton of Azle; sons, Cary Hamilton, Sterling Hamilton, both of Azle; mother, Sylvia Evelyn Stogsdill of Fort Worth; brother, Roger Hamilton of Burleson; brother, Michael Keith Hamilton of Fort Worth; sister, Deborah Whitehead of Fort Worth; brother, Jack Stogsdill of Springtown; brother, Todd Hamilton of Fort Worth; sister, Patsy Cantrell of Azle; sister, Melinda Foreman of Arlington; sister, Roxanne Robinson of Fort Worth; and brother, Michael Glen Arambula of Fort Worth.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211

Elizabeth Hardegree
FORT WORTH -- Elizabeth Hardegree, 91, a retired second grade teacher, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997,

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Tuesday in Lawnhaven Memorial Park in San Angelo.

Elizabeth Hardegree was born Feb. 12, 1906, in Clay County, and lived in Fort Worth 10 years. She formerly lived in San Angelo and taught second grade at Reagan Elementary for many years. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and Kappa Delta Phi.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church of San Angelo for many years, and was a member of Westcliff United Methodist Church in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Peggy Hardegree of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Joseph S. Drage of Potomac, Md.; grandchildren and spouses, Melinda and Matthew Haskins of Rockville, Md., Emily and David Tucker of Indianapolis, Ind., Stephanie and Dennis Haines of Flower Mound, and Scott and Julie Hardegree of El Lago; and great- grandchildren, Andrew Haskins, Caroline Tucker, Patrick Haines, Ryan Haines, Austin Hardegree and Hayden Hardegree.

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

Jessie B. Hunt
FORT WORTH -- Jessie Badger Hunt, 99, a homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Tuesday in Deep Creek Cemetery. Visitation: noon to 8 p.m. Monday at Lucas Funeral Home.

Jessie Hunt was born Dec. 2, 1897, in Decatur.

She was preceded in death by husband, Ralph Hunt. She was employed by the Edna Gladney Home in the 1930's. She moved to California in the 1940s and back to Fort Worth in the 1980s.

Survivors: Sister, Pearl Badger Ellis of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271

Clara W. Johnson
FORT WORTH -- Clara Williams Johnson, 68, a children's hospital cook and home health care aide, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Family hour: 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Clara Williams Johnson was born March 20, 1928.

Survivors: Two sons, Elgia Johnson Jr. and Abron Johnson; three daughters, Kimberly Guyden, Betty Byrd and Lisa Mattox; two brothers, Leroy and Mosel Williams; five sisters, Geneva Jones, Maudi Thomas, Vera Boone, Peggy and Claudia Lane; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nephews, nieces and cousins.

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

Owen H. Link
FORT WORTH -- Owen H. Link, 77, Sperry & Hutchinson Company district operations manager, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: Noon Monday at Laurel Land Chapel of Chimes. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Mr. Link was born April 21, 1921.

He had lived in Fort Worth prior to moving to Shreveport 34 years ago. He returned to Fort Worth in 1994. He was a Baptist. He was with Sperry and Hutchinson for 20 years and retired in 1972 as District Operations Manger. He served in the Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater. Out of 200 members of his company, he was one of two survivors. Survivors: Wife, Eileen B. Link; daughters, Sharon E. Mills, Sandra E. Lewis, both of Fort Worth; eight grandsons; and eight great-grandchildren.

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

Cecil F. Long Sr.
BLUE MOUND -- Cecil Fred Long Sr., died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral:2 p.m. Tuesday at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

"Honest Fred," as he was known by his many friends and acquaintances, died Friday at a local hospital. Mr. Long was born in Delta County Jan. 15, 1901, the son of James Roddy Long and Mary Hall Long.

He was preceded in death by Elizabeth Long, his wife of 70 years.

He will be greatly missed by all.

Survivors: Nine children; 25 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Tony Lopez Jr.
FORT WORTH -- Tony Lopez Jr., 59, owner of Loden's Trim & Glass, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Lopez was born Feb. 9, 1938, in Dallas.

Survivors: Wife, Gloria Lopez; sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Vivian Lopez III, Johnny and Renee Lopez; daughter, Joann Lopez; father, Antonio Lopez Sr.; brothers, Pete Lopez, Eli Lopez, Clifford Lopez, Anscion Lopez; sisters, Connie Kelly, Hope Ortega, all of Fort Worth; and eight grandchildren.

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

Robert G. Malaer
DE LEON -- Robert Glen Malaer, 60, an independent truck driver, died Sunday,Feb. 16, 1997, at a De Leon hospital.

Funeral:11 a.m. Wednesday at Nowlin Funeral Home. Burial: Oliver Springs Cemetery.

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

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, Ernest 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-grandchildren, Brittnie Campbell, Dylan Pait, Amber Tripp, Kaitlin Jackson; two step-children; one step-grandchild; and one step-great- grandchild.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Salvador Martinez
FORT WORTH -- Salvador Martinez, 31, a plaster cement company laborer, died Saturday, Feb, 15, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: Pending. Burial: Pending in Panteon Municipal Rancho El Cimental, Guanajuato, Mexico. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. Rosary: 7 p.m. Monday.

Mr. Martinez was born Feb. 18, 1965, in Puerto Del Aguila.

Survivors: Wife, Estela Martinez; son, Eduardo Martinez; daughter, Maria Jessica Martinez; mother, Juana Martinez; brothers, Vicente and Juan Martinez; sisters, Maria, Guadalupe, Rosa Maria and Juana Martinez; grandparents, Altagarca Morales, Maria Chavez; and 30 grandchildren.

Alonzo Funeral Home
2301 Ephriham Ave., 740-9091

Gilbert Mitchell
ARLINGTON -- Gilbert "Gib" Mitchell, 43, a Lockheed Martin receiving department worker, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997, in Arlington.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in Moore Memorial Gardens.

Memorials: Diabetes Foundation.

Gilbert Mitchell was born Nov. 6, 1953, in Dallas.

He was preceded in death by sister, Laura Mitchell Lakey.

Survivors: Parents, Harlan and Ruth Mitchell; brother and wife, Gary and Melody Mitchell; sister and husband, Ellen and Gary Elder, all of Arlington; nieces, Rachel Elder and Heather Mitchell of Arlington, Lesley Lakey of Austin; and nephew, Trent Mitchell of Arlington.

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

Aline M. Moore
JACKSBORO -- Aline McCoy Moore, 81, a homemaker, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 1997, at a Jacksboro hospital.

Funeral:2 p.m. Tuesday at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksboro. Burial: Cottonwood Cemetery in Bryson.

Aline McCoy Moore was born Jan. 5, 1916, in Jack County.

Coker Funeral Home
Jacksboro, (817) 567-3778

Dorothy M. Overton
FORT WORTH -- Dorothy May Overton, 80, a retired secretary, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anne's Episcopal Church. Burial: Bishop Mason Retreat in Flower Mound. Visitation: 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

Memorials: St. Anne's Episcopal Church of Vitas Hospice.

Dorothy Overton was born June 19, 1916, in Champagne, Ill.

She was past president of Lake Worth Garden Club. She was a 15-year volunteer for Meals on Wheels and a past treasurer of St. Anne's Women's Group. She was a longtime employee of the Tarrant County Water Control and Improvement District.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam H. Overton Sr. and grandson, Robert M. Overton.

Survivors: Sons, Sam H. Overton Jr., Ronald W. Overton, both of Weatherford, Robert E. Overton of Wilbraham, Mass., James S. Overton of Springtown; 12 grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

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

Theressa D. Parker
FORT WORTH -- Theressa Duncan Parker, 65, who was disabled most of her life, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday Feb. 18 at Morris-Bates Mortuary. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park in Arlington. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Theressa Parker was born in Malakoff.

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

Cameron K. Russell
DUBLIN -- Cameron Kyle Russell, 17, a student, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, at a Waxahachie hospital.

Funeral:2 p.m. Monday at Harrell Memorial Chapel in Dublin. Burial: at a later date.

Memorials: Sundown Ranch, Rt. 4, Box 182, Canton, TX 75103.

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

Terry L. Siebenthall
HURST -- Terry L. Siebenthall, 32, an airlines pilot, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, in Atlanta, Ga.

Funeral:1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lucas Funeral Home Chapel in Hurst. Burial: Private. Visitation: Noon to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Siebenthall was born Sept. 18, 1964, in Victoria.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271

Kenneth Simmons
ROANOKE -- Kenneth Simmons, 60, a neon signs engineer, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, in Dallas.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Simmons was born March 24, 1936, in Cheboygan, Mich.

He was a musician and former member of Silver Eagle Band. He was a Methodist.

Survivors: Wife, Patsy Simmons of Roanoke; son, Ken Simmons of Valley Ranch; stepson, Joseph Noriega of Roanoke; daughters, Jean Prater of Canyon Lake, Yvonne Medlin of Haltom City; stepdaughters, Angela Noriega, Kimberly Noriega, both of Roanoke; brother, Mike Simmons; sisters, Rita James, Ruth Ann Whitemore, both of Michigan; and four grandchildren.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

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

Shirley M. Sink
FORT WORTH -- Shirley M. Sink, 70, a homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, in Bedford.

Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sandy Lane Christian Church in Fort Worth. Burial: Private.

Memorials: Reeves Pediatrics AIDS Center.

Shirley Sink was born March 21, 1926, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mrs. Sink was currently secretary of the Cowtown Winnies Club. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi for 44 years. She had been employed with the Christian Church in the Southwest and did volunteer work for Reeves Pediatrics AIDS Center.

Survivors: Husband, Archie A. Sink of Fort Worth; son, David W. Sink and wife, Naomi; and sisters, Beverly Frieg of Cleveland, Ohio and Audrey Foss of Portland, Ore.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Lawson Sitzes
TYLER -- Lawson "Mutt" Sitzes, 76, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997, at a Tyler hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Collevyille.

He lived in Fort Worth for most of his adult life except for when he lived at Lake Cypress Springs.

Survivors: Wife, Odie Sitzes of Tyler; sons, Niel Sitzes of Mt. Pleasant, Tim Sitzes of Tyler; and eight grandchildren.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Louvinea Stevenson
FORT WORTH -- Louvinea Stevenson, 57, who was a cook for Host Marriott Corp., died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, at an Irving hospital.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Baker Funeral Home. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Louvinea Stevenson was born Nov. 26, 1939, in Jefferson County, Ark.

Baker Funeral Home
301 E. Rosedale St., 332-4468

Urban L. Taylor
FORT WORTH -- Urban L. Taylor, 78, a general car inspector for the railroad, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Community Hospice of Texas, 1000 Summit Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.

Mr. Taylor was born March 8, 1918, in Gilmer.

He worked for Texas and Pacific Railway and Missouri Pacific Railroad for 42 years and also for Trinity Industries for nine years. He was a member of Travis Avenue Baptist Church and a World War II Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by wife of 54 years, Eleanor Taylor.

Honorary pallbearers: Jim Webb and Bill Hestes. Survivors: Sons and daughters-in- law, Terry and Linda Taylor of Denver, Colo., and Steve and Carol Taylor of Aledo; daughters, Susan Eurto and Laura Ann Taylor, both of Fort Worth; sister, Jewel Wier of Arizona; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Russell Watts
NEWARK -- Russell Watts, 65, a minister, died Saturday at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Baptist Church in Arlington. Burial: Mount Olviet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Watts was born Jan. 19, 1932, in Early, Iowa.

He pastored churches in Oklahoma and Missouri. He was a Professor of Evangelism at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Mo. Since 1972 in Texas, he pastored Haltom City Christian Church and Calvary Christian Church. He was Associate Pastor at Trinity Baptist Church in Arlington and Calvary Baptist Church in Aurora, Texas

Survivors: Wife, Florine Watts; sons and daughters-in-law, Galen R. and Denise Watts of Newark, Jeff and Sharon Watts of Kennedale; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Sharon Watts of Cherokee, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and several aunts and uncles.

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

Era W. Wilson
FORT WORTH -- Era Whiting Wilson, 93, a retired schoolteacher, died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, at a Fort Worth retirement center.

Family graveside service: Private in Riverside Cemetery in Wichita Falls. Visitation: Family will be at Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday.

Memorials: American Heart Association; American Cancer Society; or First Presbyterian Church of Wichita Falls.

Era Whiting Wilson was born March 30, 1903, in Ravia, Okla. She moved to Wichita Falls in 1925, to Olney in 1993, and Fort Worth in 1994. She retired in 1952 as a schoolteacher with Wichita Falls Independent School District. She was a member of the Wichita Falls Woman's Forum. She was a volunteer worker at Bethania.

Era Whiting Wilson was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wichita Falls, where she was active. She enjoyed traveling.

She married Dr. Walter B. Whiting, May 1951, in Wichita Falls; he preceded her in death in 1972. She married Lester V. Wilson in May 1974; he preceded her in death in 1975.

Survivors: Two daughters, Sarah Tate of Fort Worth and Helen Wallace of Wichita Falls; stepson, Les V. Wilson of Wichita Falls; three grandchildren, Wally Tate, Lori Tate, and Charles Tate, all of Fort Worth; and two great-grandsons, Will Tate and Ford Tate, both of Fort Worth.

Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home
Wichita Falls (817)692-1913

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