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Published Feb. 22, 1997

Cecil K. Barnett
RIVER OAKS -- Cecil K. Barnett, 79, a mechanic, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at a local hospital.

No service is scheduled.

Cecil Kenneth Barnett was born, July 18, 1917, in Greenridge, Mo. He worked as a mechanic for many years at Bill McDavid Pontiac in Fort Worth, prior to his retirement in 1983. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Stella Barnett; brother, Ed Barnett; and sister, Vivian Bearss

Survivors: Wife, Wanda of River Oaks; sons, Michael Barnett of Fort Worth, Chuck Barnett of Spring, Robert Barnett of Austin and Jimmy Barnett of California; daughters, Cathy Sanders of Fort Worth and Judy Roberson of Shreveport, La.; stepdaughter, Gerre Gallatin of Post; several grandchildren; brother, J.M. Barnett of Independence, Mo.; and sister, Elsie Angel of Independence, Mo.
 

J. Ellwood Beiber
GREENVILLE -- J. Ellwood "Woody" Beiber, 86, a retired engineer, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at a Greenville hospital.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Saturday at Coker- Mathews Funeral Home in Greenville. Graveside service: 3 p.m Sunday in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home until service time.

Pallbearers: Jack Ramm, Doyle Thomas, Chuck Bandy, Dave McCollum, Van Clifton and E.B. Sorrells.

J. Ellwood Beiber was born Feb. 1, 1911, in Marion, Iowa.

He was a retired engineer. He had worked for Collins Radio and E- Systems.

He was a member of the Christian Church, a graduate of Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and attended Iowa State University.

He was preceded in death by his wife, June Elizabeth Beiber, Sept. 23, 1996, and his parents.

Survivors: Daughter, Judith Ann Pilliod of Fort Worth; granddaughter and her husband, Lisa and Marsh Weiershausen of Fort Worth; great- granddaughter, Megan Weiershausen of Fort Worth; and stepmother, Stella Beiber of Marion, Iowa.

Coker-Mathews Funeral Home
Greenville,(903) 455-4110
 

James C. Brown
ARLINGTON -- James C. Brown, 76, a building contractor, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997, in Arlington.

Memorial service: a private service was held Friday at Arlington Funeral Home.

Memorials: American Heart Association, 2401 Scott Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76103; or American Lung Association of Texas, North Central Region, 6420 Southwest Blvd., Suite 113, Fort Worth, Texas 76109.

James C. Brown was born Nov. 5, 1920, in Thrift.

He was an Arlington resident 22 years and a former resident of Rhode Island. He was a building contractor 25 years and a World War II veteran, serving as a chief petty officer.

Survivors: Wife, L. Joan Brown of Arlington; daughter, one; brothers, Delma D. Brown of Cedar Creek Lake and Gene Earl Brown of Fort Worth; and numerous grandchildren.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Mamie B. Calton-Kennedy
DENVER, Colo. -- Mamie B. Calton- Kennedy, 98, died Monday, Feb, 17, 1997, at a Denver hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, 1801 Evans Ave. Wake: 7 p.m. Sunday at Williams Funeral Home. Survivors: Daughters, Phyllis Norman of Fort Worth; Lenora Tolbert and her husband, Charles, of Denver; Leeta Quarterman and her husband, Nathaniel, of Fort Worth; daughters-in-law, Willie O. Calton and Vera Calton, both of Fort Worth; stepdaughters, Opal Young of Fort Worth and Bennie Mae McArthur of Waco; two sons, Gladys Calton and his wife, Clemmie, of Fort Worth; Obie Calton and his wife, Melody Calton, of San Antonio; sister, Viola Seal of St. Louis; 43 grandchildren; 98 great- grandchildren; and numerous great- great-grandchildren.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

Richard B. Clayborne
ARLINGTON -- Richard B. Clayborne, 81, a retired Disciples of Christ minister, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, in Arlington.

Memorial service: 3 p.m. Sunday at Handley-Meadowbrook Christian Church in Fort Worth.

Memorials: Handley-Meadowbrook Christian Church, 6020 Meadowbrook Dr., Fort Worth 76112.

Richard B. Clayborne was born Sept. 12, 1915, in Wheeler. Survivors: Wife, Jean Clayborne of Arlington; sons, Richard D. Clayborne and his wife, Fran, of Plano and Terry M. Clayborne and his wife, Janet, of Houston; daughter, Dixie McIntyre and her husband, Ernest Lee, of Arlington; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

R.J. Clicque
CLEBURNE -- R.J. "Bob" Clicque, 83, a retired office manager who had been with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 35 years, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, in Cleburne.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne.

R.J. Clicque was born Nov. 22, 1913, in Bono, Johnson County.

Survivors: Wife, Ida Clicque of Cleburne; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Ronald Waters of Carrollton; brother, H.J. "Jack" Clicque of Cleburne; sister, Nell Mullen of Cleburne; grandson, Robert Michael Cutler of Houston; and great-grandson, Michael Wayne Cutler of Houston.

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

Gladys S. Craig
ALBA -- Gladys S. Craig, 92, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at a Quitman nursing home.

No service is planned.

Gladys S. Craig was born Oct. 4, 1904, in Newark, N.J.

Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home
Alba, (903) 765-2311
 

Ovetra F. Cross
ARLINGTON -- Ovetra F. Cross, 73, a retired buyer fashion coordinator, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Handley Church of Christ in Fort Worth. Graveside service: 3 p.m. Saturday in Oaklawn Cemetery in Cooper.

Memorials: Children's Medical Center of Dallas.

Ovetra Cross was born Aug. 30, 1923, in Cooper.

Survivors: Sons and daughter-in-law, John and Patsy Cross; daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Glenn Surles and Lyn and Alex Muller; sisters, Wanda R. Mobley; grandchildren, Greg and Garrett Surles, Teresa Stinson, Barry and Shawn Cross; great-grandchildren, Gregory and Jessica Surles, Paul and Julianne Stinson; nephew, Ronald G. Mobley and family; and several nieces and nephews.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Charles J. DeRouen
FORT WORTH -- Charles J. DeRouen, an employee of Humble Pipe Line who retired after 42 years, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 11:30 a.m. Monday in Woodlawn Cemetery in Houston.

Charles DeRouen was born in Port Arthur and was a longtime resident of Houston. He was a resident of Lakewood Village Retirement Center of Fort Worth for the past two years. He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Inez DeRouen.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Charlene Foley and John Foley of Weatherford; son, Charles J. DeRouen Jr. of Euless; grandchildren, Wayne Kimmey, Laura Kimmey, David DeRouen and Angela Chaney; great- granddaughter, Tristen DeRouen; and sister-in-law, Anna Robertson.

Forest Park Westheimer
Houston, (713) 497-2330
 

Lindsey M. Eckhardt
TEXARKANA, Texas -- Lindsey Michelle Eckhardt, 10, a fourth grade student, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, in Chaffee County, Colo.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Texarkana. Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Park. Dr. Terry Land and Rev. Joe McKinney will officiate.

Memorials: Watersprings Ranch, 7707 Sanderson Lane, Texarkana, Ark. 71854.

Lindsey Eckhardt was born Aug. 6, 1986, in Fort Worth.

She was a fourth grade student at Pleasant Grove Elementary School and had earned the honor of being selected to participate in the talented and gifted program. She was very active in softball and basketball, as well as learning piano. She was also a member of First Baptist Church of Texarkana and participated in a number of youth activities.

Survivors: Parents, Winston and Sherry Eckhardt of Texarkana, Texas; sister, Lauren Eckhardt of Texarkana, Texas; brother, Landon Eckhardt of Texarkana, Texas; grandparents, Henri and Mary Eckhardt of Fort Worth, Everett and Jean Sneed of Dallas; great- grandmother, Maxine Sneed of St., Clair, Mo.; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

East Funeral Home
Texarkana, Texas, (903) 793-3141
 

Cecil M. Ellis
MOOSE LAKE, Minn. -- Cecil Martin Ellis, 87, died of pneumonia Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997, at a Moose Lake hospital.

Memorial service: to be held in the spring, probably in May or June. Interment: Moore Mauseleum in Arlington

The Rev. Cecil Martin Ellis was born in Stephenville on March 15, 1909. He married Maxine Elizabeth Durst in Optima, Okla., on April 12, 1936. He graduated with a B.A. degree from Panhandle A&M College in Goodwill, Okla., then graduated from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, in 1939. While a member of the Central Texas Conference of the Methodist Church from 1938-1973, he served for 12 years as the chairman of the Board of Social Concerns. The Rev. Ellis also served on the Ministerial Licensing Committee and was director of district camps at Glen Lake Camp in Glen Rose for 12 years. He was appointed to churches at Aubrey, Maple Avenue in Dallas, Killeen, Cleburne, Olney, Ranger, Gatesville, Ennis, Mexia, Hillsboro, Arlington Aldersgate, Brownwood and Eastland. While serving Mexia, The Rev. Ellis was responsible for the building of the sanctuary for First Methodist Church. After retirement, The Rev. Ellis served as interim pastor at First Methodist in Moose Lake and at First Methodist, Lester Park Methodist and Lakeside Presbyterian in Duluth, Minn. He also was a "Winter Texans" minister at four different churches in the Rio Grande Valley. Survivors: Wife of 60 years, Maxine D. Ellis of Moose Lake, Minn.; daughters, Marlis Cuthbertson of Brownsboro, Stephanie Ellis of Boston, Mass., and Dianne Ellis of Bozeman, Mont.; one granddaughter; and two great- grandchildren.
 

Eleanor L. Fein
LONGVIEW -- Eleanor Louise Judge Fein, 78, died Friday morning, Feb. 21, 1997, in Longview.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. Monday at First Christian Church. Officiating: The Rev. Walter Allen.

Memorials: First Christian Church or East Dallas Christian Church, 629 N. Peak St., Dallas, Texas.

Mrs. Fein was born May 10, 1918, in Alliance, Ohio, and had been a resident of Texas since 1956, and of Longview since 1977. She attended Mt. Union College in Alliance, Ohio. She married the Rev. Donald Wilson Fein on June 14, 1939. Mrs. Fein was a member of the First Christian Church, where she served as church librarian for 10 years and was a member of the GNG and Fidelis classes.

Survivors: Husband, Don W. Fein of Longview; daughter, Penny L. Greer of Bedford; and granddaughters, Christi Barnes and Holly Greer of Bedford.

Rader Funeral Home
Longview, (903) 753-3373
 

Oscar D. Gallego
CLEBURNE -- Oscar Daniel Gallego, 35, a plant manager with Brandom Kitchens Manufacturing, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, in an auto accident between Cleburne and Keene.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Keene Seventh Day Adventist Chapel. Burial: Keene Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Oscar Gallego was born Oct. 24, 1961, in Caracas, Venezuela.

He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and an avid fisherman.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gabriella Ann Gallego, in 1989.

Survivors: Wife, Judy Gallego of Cleburne; son, Cesar Daniel Gallego of Nirgua, Venezuela; daughters, Kristina Gallego and Angela Gallego, both of Cleburne; parents, Sesar Augestine and Emilia Ulloque Gallego of Venezuela; and brother, Efren Gallego of Venezuela.

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

Tommy R. Glass
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Tommy R. Glass, 46, a senior associate of H.O.K., an architectural design firm, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, in Orlando, Fla.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Monday in Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Memorials: Hubbard House in Orlando, Fla., 29 W. Miller, 32806-2093.

Tommy Glass was born April 25, 1950, in Fort Worth.

Tom will be remembered by those who loved and knew him as a man that always lived by his terms, no regrets, never looking back. He lived life to the fullest, enjoying every day along the way. He will be missed dearly.

Survivors: Wife, Tymbi-Su Glass of West Palm Beach, Fla.; mother, Leona Rea of Fort Worth; brother, Bobby Glass and his wife, Mary, of Fort Worth; grandmother, Nannie Delp of Fort Worth; nieces, Angela and Jennifer Glass; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

John W. Holland
DE LEON -- John W. Holland, 94, a retired farmer, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at a De Leon Hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in De Leon Cemetery.

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

J.D. Hudson
FORT WORTH -- J.D. "John" Hudson, 72, a retired food service director for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: noon Saturday at Shannon TCU Funeral Chapel. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

J.D. Hudson was born Aug. 27, 1924, in Ector, Texas. He was a member of University Christian Church. He worked at Leonards as a food director in his early career. He moved to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1978 and retired in 1990. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Okinawa.

Survivors: Wife of 23 years, Evelyn Hudson of Fort Worth; sons, Jerry Hudson of Fort Worth and Randy and his wife, Lisa Hudson, of Arlington; daughter, Kathy and her husband, Michael McCoy, of Dallas; sisters, Lola Simpson of Mesquite and Beulah Dooley of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Jerrod Hudson, Robert Hudson, Ricky Hudson, Kelli Hamilton, Kristen Hamilton, John McCoy and Sarah McCoy; and great- granddaughter, Allison McCoy.

Shannon-TCU Funeral Chapel
3015 Merida, 926-3314
 

Mary E. Jinks
ARLINGTON -- Mary Edna Jinks, 97, a homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, in Arlington.

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

Mary Jinks was born Dec. 6, 1899.

She had been an Arlington resident since 1946.

Survivors: Sons, Richard Jinks of Mansfield and Johnny Jinks of Grand Prairie; sister, Virginia Montgomery of Ivanhoe; grandchildren, Vivian Richards and Ronald Jinks, both of Mansfield, Alicia Jahn of Dallas, Dr. Larry A. Jinks of Ennis, Rodney Jinks of Arlington, Terrie Edwards of Grand Prairie, Barbara Saucier of Arlington and Vickie Mundie of Scurry; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Elmer L. King
WEATHERFORD -- Elmer L. King, 91, a retired builder-carpenter, died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, at a Weatherford nursing home.

Graveside service: 4 p.m. Saturday in East Greenwood Cemetery.

Elmer L. King was born Nov. 4, 1905, in Authon.

Survivors: Wife, Opal King of Weatherford; sons, Ray King of Granbury; Dale King of Godley; two stepsons; four stepdaughters; sister, Gerri Barnes of Weatherford; 21 grandchildren, 21 step-grandchildren, 50 great- grandchildren; and 28 step-great- grandchildren.

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

Bob Lackey
GLEN ROSE -- Bob Lackey, 51, a nuclear engineer, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Wiley Funeral Home. Burial: Glen Rose Cemetery.

Bob Lackey was born April 24, 1945, in Danville, Ill. He worked for Westinghouse 21 years and TU Electric 7 years. He was a Glen Rose resident since Jan. 1, 1983. Survivors: Wife, Mary Jane Lackey of Glen Rose; sons, Robert Lackey of Arlington and Paul Lackey of Providence, R.I.; daughter, Michelle Lackey of Irving; and mother, Norma Lackey of Crawfordsville, Ind.

Wiley Funeral Home
Glen Rose, (817) 897-2288
 

Ulys Lane Jr.
COLLEYVILLE -- Ulys Lane Jr., 73, a carpenter, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, in Grapevine.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at J.E. Foust & Son Funeal Home. Burial: Parker Cemetery.

Ulys Lane Jr. was born Feb. 27, 1923.

Survivors: Sons, Ulys Lane III of Mansfield and Kenneth Ridley of Haslett; daughter, Frieda M. Arnold of Hobbs, N.M.; brother, Pierce Lane of Yantis; sisters, Mary Lou Richmond of Henderson, Ruth Ann Brown of Tyler and Lois Catalonia of Deer Lake, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren.

J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Directors
Grapevine, 481-2525
 

A.C. McAdams
FORT WORTH -- A.C. "Carl" McAdams, 89, a retired architect and structural engineer, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at a Waco hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: Texas Tech University General Scholarship Fund.

A.C. McAdams was born Feb. 4, 1908, in Gordonville, Texas.

Carl, a graduate of Texas Tech University, was a resident of Fort Worth since 1943. In his early career, he was a structural engineer for the construction of the Pentagon, then headed the firm of A.C. McAdams Architect and Structural Engineer for 25 years. During this time, he was also a partner of Townes & McAdams Associates in Amarillo. During his later career, he was an architect for the Fort Worth and Dallas Independent School districts.

Carl was a 54-year member of First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth, where he was also the architect for Epworth Hall. He was a past president and longtime member of the Twosome Sunday school class.

Other affiliations included the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Texas Society of Professional Engineers, and was active in the Optimist Club.

Survivors: Son, John McAdams and wife, Penny, of Arlington; daughters, Norma Chapman of Waco, Carol Loyless and husband, Darrell, of Batesville, Ark., and Helen Laughlin and husband, Doug, of Houston; brother, Robert S. McAdams of Dallas; eight grandchildren, Michelle Lynn Travinski, Jennifer Leigh Barziza and husband, Tim, David Andreu Loyless, Charles Austin McAdams, Dean Walter Travinski Jr., Elizabeth Louise Loyless, James Robert McAdams, and Christine Marie McAdams; great- grandchild, Bailey Grayson Barziza; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Aline McKaughan
BURLESON -- Aline McKaughan, 82, died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: pending. Burial: pending.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Grace J. Moore
HOUSTON -- Grace James Moore, 79, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, in Houston.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Saturday in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Grace Moore was born Oct. 31, 1917, in Ardmore, Okla. She moved to Houston from Fort Worth less than one year ago.

Survivors: Sons, Earl Moore of Houston and James Ray Moore of Hurst; daughters, Judy Moore Lindsey of Albuquerque, N.M., and Martha Jane Moore of Baytown; sister, Helen Alford of Ardmore, Okla.; three grandchild; and four great-grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Dean H. Olson
FORT WORTH -- Dean H. Olson, 50, a truck driver, died after being struck by lightening Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, in Dallas.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Catholic Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Dean H. Olson was born in Ft. Dodge, Iowa, on June 9, 1946. He lived in Fort Worth for 28 years. He came to Fort Worth with the Air Force and was a truck driver for Chambers Brick Sales for 10 years. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. Survivors: Sons, Danny K. Olson of Fort Worth and Donnie R. Olson of Grapevine; mother, Verna Olson of Pocahontas, Iowa; and grandson, Justin Keith Olson.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Verna M. Osborn
FORT WORTH -- Verna Mae Osborn, 64, a supervisor for Furr's Cafeteria, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 1997.

Memorial service: Private services were held Sunday.

Mrs. Osborn donated her body to the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for scientific purposes.

Survivors: Sons, Henry L. Honzell and wife, Cathy, of Fort Worth, Carl L. Honzell and wife, Deena, of Fort Worth and Roger D. Osborn of Austin; sisters, Lorene Rhymes and husband, Jim, of Abilene, Lucille Honzell of Odessa and Shirley Grant of Morton; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
 

Clem Oujesky
BLUE MOUND -- Clem Oujesky, 84, a diesel mechanic, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Clem Oujesky was born March 14, 1912, in Bryan.

He was a member of the Friendship Club and K.J.T.

Survivors: Wife, Louise Oujesky of Blue Mound; son, Clem Oujesky Jr. of Euless; daughters, Margaret Laymance of Decatur and Judy Ackerman of Bedford; brother, Frank Oujesky of San Antonio; sisters, Mary Mouton of Galveston, Helen Hodges of Pearland and Josie Kubala of West; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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

T. Mike Parrent
FORT WORTH -- T. Mike Parrent, 57, a retired IBM manager, died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Officiating: the Rev. Miles Seaborn. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mike Parrent was born Dec. 28, 1939, in Weatherford, Texas. He later moved to Fort Worth and graduated from Technical High School in 1958. He attended Arlington State College and later served in the U.S. Army. He began working with IBM in 1963 and retired after 30 years. In 1996, he started a new career in real estate. He was a member of Birchman Baptist Church. Mike fought a brave nine-month battle with cancer. The courage and dignity he displayed will forever be an inspiration to his family and to all those who knew him. The family gives heartfelt thanks to all those who helped so much during Mike's illness.

Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Ina Cole.

Survivors: Wife, Dale Parrent of Fort Worth; sons, Michael Parrent and his wife, Carie, of Flower Mound and Christopher Parrent of Mesquite; daughter, Nannette Mason and her husband, Jeff, of Valley Ranch; father and stepmother, Jack and Hazel Parrent of Bowie; brother, David Cole of Fort Worth; sister, Ardrey Hunn of Watauga; grandchildren, Brandon and Brittany Parrent, and Samantha Mason; and other loving relatives.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Wilma C. Payne
FORT WORTH -- Wilma Chaney Payne, 80, a homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Wilma C. Payne was born Nov. 8, 1916, in Joshua. She was a member of the River Oaks Eastern Star Chapter and a member of the Pythian Order. Survivors: Husband of 60 years, E.C. (Judge) Payne of Fort Worth; daughters, Jeanette Holden of Fort Worth and Patricia Larochelle of Goffstown, N. H.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

James Shetter
FORT WORTH -- James "Bob" Shetter, 80, former automotive parts representative for Keller Hyden Industries who retired after 33 years, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Northwest Bible Church, 5025 Jacksboro Hwy. Rev. Lanny Panton will officiate. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Active pallbearers: Bob Darwin, Charles Darwin, Howard Darwin, Jimmy Darwin, John Darwin, Paul Darwin, Jesse Shetter and Jerry Traphagen. Honorary pallbearers: Bob Burgess, Hubert Chandler, Bill Dahn, Joy James, Buck McCullogh, Bob Sard and Chet Sharp.

Memorials: Gospel Missionary Union, 10000 N. Oak, Kansas City, Mo. 64155, or Northwest Bible Church

James Shetter was born Sept. 13, 1916, in Fort Worth. He graduated from North Side High School in 1935 and joined the U.S. Navy, becoming an expert in Morse Code and was assigned to an admiral staff, working as a chief signalman.

He served in every theater of the war during World War II and was on a ship that was torpedoed. During the war, he received injuries that have caused many complications, which have contributed to his being homebound most of the time. He was a member of Northwest Bible Church. He attended night school at TCU in 1955 and was named to the Honor Society.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon Elizabeth McCullough.

Survivors: Wife of 50 years, Doris Darwin Shetter; daughters, Sheryl Hare and her husband, David, of Germany; sister, Ella Johnson of Corpus Christi; and grandchildren, Kevin, Kristi and Kori McCullough, Timothy Robert Hare and Janis Hare.

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

Spencer Springer
NORTH PORT, Fla. -- Spencer Springer, 40, a farrier and cutting horse trainer, has peacefully joined the great roundup Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, in North Port.

Rites: In his honor, there will be a traditional cowboy riderless horse ceremony at 1 p.m. Sunday at the WestFork Ranch in Fort Worth.

Spencer Springer, born Sept. 10, 1956, in Fort Worth, served honorably in the Army. His affinity for horses and the ranch life lead to his second career. He became an accomplished farrier and cutting horse trainer. He received his vocational training at the Seybold Ranch in Mineral Wells. His desire was to live a simple life and be an honorable man, striving to accomplish his goals and overcoming the limitations that life imposed.

In his memory, we submit the following poem:

`Riderless Horse, You graze all alone,
a young Brave has fallen today.
Though both of you
entered the battle so fierce,
You alone valiant horse walked away.

Survivors: Wife, Rebecca McMurry; Elaine Springer, the mother of his sons, Justin and Scott Springer; mother, Rosilyn Hine; and sisters, Michelle Haynes, Star Arrowood and Tonya Trimble.

Farley Funeral Homes
North Port, Fla., (941) 426-2880
 

Rayford D. Strickland
FORT WORTH -- Rayford Duane Strickland, 55, a retired consultant, died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, at a local care center.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Saturday in Brown Cemetery in Aledo.

Memorials: Tarrant County 4-H, 103 Commerce, Fort Worth, Texas 76102, or Community Hospice of Texas, 1000 Summit Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76102.

Rayford Strickland was born Oct. 7, 1941, in Abilene, Texas. He was a member of Haltom Lodge No. 1331, AF & AM, and was a Methodist.

Survivors: Wife, Dottie Baker Strickland of Fort Worth; daughters, Melissa Howard and her husband, Jeff, of Sweetwater, Kelly Green and her husband, Steve, of Ponder and Wendy Scott and her husband, Robert, of Big Lake; four grandsons; and parents, H.T. and Lila Strickland of Abilene.

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

Andrew E. Wallace
FORT WORTH -- Andrew E. Wallace, 81, a retired boom operator for the city of Fort Worth, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at home.

Graveside service: 4 p.m. Saturday in Chico Cemetery.

Andrew Wallace was born Jan. 11, 1916, in Throckmorton County.

Survivors: Sons, James E. Wallace of Springtown and John H. Wallace, Andrew C. Wallace, James Riley and Roger Riley, all of Fort Worth; daughters, Betty Morrow and Rosie Pollard, both of Chico, and Mary D. Hughes of Marietta, Okla.; brother, George W. Wallace of Chico; sister, Mary Spangler of Decatur; 17 grandchildren; and 26 great- grandchildren.

Hawkins Funeral Home
Bridgeport, (817) 683-2211
 

Harmon White
STEPHENVILLE -- Harmon White, 84, a retired grain elevator owner and operator, farmer and dealer for International Harvester, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at a Stephenville hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Graham Street Church of Christ. Burial: Ramsey Cemetery.

Memorials: Foster Home for Children, P.O. Box 106, Stephenville, Texas.

Harmon White was born Sept. 17, 1912, in Retreat, Texas. He was a member of Graham Street Church of Christ. He lived in Stephenville since 1978 and had previously lived in Cotton Center for 42 years.

Survivors: Wife, Deane of Stephenville; son, J.C. White of Comanche; daughters, Pat Varner of Abilene and Judi Lee of Olton; sister, Lyndelle McClanahan of Dallas; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and nephew, Duane Fisher of Dallas.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161

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