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Published Feb. 26, 1997

Marlin C. Baumgardner 

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Baumgardner Funeral Home. Masonic cryptside service will be in Laurel Land Mausoleum in Fort Worth. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Baumgardner Funeral Home in Crowley.

Marlin C. Baumgardner was born Feb. 15, 1914, in Cherry Tree, Pa. He was a member of Ridglea Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth and a charter member of Crowley Masonic Lodge No. 1437, where he received his 50-year membership award. He served two terms as president of the Crowley Senior Citizens. He was a Crowley city councilman from 1974 to 1978 and served as Crowley mayor from 1979 to 1981. He was founder of Baumgardner Funeral Home in Crowley and Fort Worth. He was also owner and operator of the Olympic Skate World in Burleson until retiring in 1992. He married Freda E. "Betty" Davis on Nov. 7, 1936, in Windber, Pa. They were married by his father, the Rev. Darrell G. Baumgardner.

He was preceded in death by a son, James R. Baumgardner, in 1973 and by a brother, Fred Baumgardner.

Survivors: Wife of 60 years, Freda E. "Betty" Baumgardner of Crowley; sons, Marlin Owen Baumgardner and his wife, Betty, of Grapevine, Allen S. Baumgardner Sr. of Fort Worth and Gary L. Baumgardner and his wife, Sandy, of North Richland Hills; sister, Erma Edwards and her husband, Bob, of Fort Worth; 12 grandchildren; 12 great- grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Alma Sisk of Silver Springs, Md., Alice Saylor of Johnstown, Pa., Rae Davis of Fort Worth and Betty Baumgardner of Hurst; and several nieces and nephews.

Baumgardner Funeral Home
Crowley, 297-1116
 

Vincent S.K. Bonner
FORT WORTH -- Vincent Sekou Kahari Bonner, 22, a student, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, in Fort Worth, two months shy of his 23rd birthday.

Mass of Christian Burial: 12 noon Wednesday at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, 1101 E. Terrell Avenue. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Garden. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Visitation: 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials: the family requests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be sent in Vincent's name to any charitable organization that works to restore peace to our neighborhoods.

Vincent Sekou Kahari Bonner was born April 22, 1974, in Fort Worth. He was a native of Fort Worth and grew up in and attended various schools in Austin, including LBJ High School, where he graduated in 1992. He was active in the Jack and Jill Club of America.

He enlisted in the Navy and served as an airman on the USS Kitty Hawk.

Vincent, at his best, was abundant with joy, wit and creative energy. He possessed a wealth of talents and skills which, when developed, could have taken him to lofty heights. His short life had its share of peaks and valleys, and had taken another in a series of positive turns, with a promising combination of work and school, when he fell victim to the senseless culture of violence that pervades our society. While driving home from work, he lost his life at the hands of people whom he didn't know and who didn't know him.

He was precious to his family, and his loss is deeply felt by his parents.

Survivors: Parents, Norman M. Bonner and Johanna McCully-Bonner; brother, Norman Jamal Bonner and his four-year-old daughter, Zhandria S. Bonner, all of Austin; grandmother, Ruthy W. Bonner; uncle, James Weisner; aunts, Erma Platte of Fort Worth and Algerine Taplin of Oakland, Calif.; and his cousins, many friends and domino and chess partners everywhere.

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

Tom Caldwell
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Tom Caldwell, 84, who retired in 1983 after more than 25 years with B C Plumbing, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church. Burial: Southland Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home.

Tom Caldwell was born Sept. 28, 1912, in Grand Prairie.

Survivors: Wife of 58 years, Anita Caldwell; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Carla Caldwell; grandchildren, Jennifer Marie Salazar and Mason Thomas Caldwell; and three nieces, Sue Mitz, Sue Wagner and Lillian Wells.

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

Calvin Crosen
FORT WORTH -- Calvin Crosen, 68, owner of a pet shop, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Calvin Crosen was born Dec. 11, 1928, in Cross Junction, Va. He served in the USAF from 1946 to 1949. He owned and operated Puppy Palace for approximately 26 years. He was active with Sandy Lane Baptist Church and loved to work in his garden.

Survivors: Wife, Bertha Crosen of Fort Worth; daughter, Pamela Carvey of Fort Worth; eight brothers and sisters; and granddaughters, Monica Tipton and Trisha Tipton.

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

Louise M. Cruce
CLEBURNE -- Louise Meredith Cruce, 88, a retired teacher for public schools, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, at a Keene nursing home.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Wednesday at United Presbyterian Church in Cleburne. Burial: Cleburne Memorial Cemetery.

Louise Meredith Cruce was born May 6, 1908, in Cleburne. She taught school in Cleburne from 1947 until her retirement June 1, 1973. She did volunteer work at Johnson County Hospital and Walls Regional Hospital for many years.

Survivors: Brother, Henry H. Meredith Jr. of Houston; sister, Mae Meredith Shurtleff of Roswell N.M.; and grandchild, Bryan Meredith Cruce of Abilene.

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

Millie Dansbee
HAMILTON -- Millie Dansbee, 66, a homemaker, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, in Temple.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Riley Funeral Home. Burial: Gentry Mill Cemetery.

Millie Dansbee was born May 7, 1930, in Gonzales.

Riley Funeral Home
Hamilton, (817) 386-3117
 

Louise Dillard
FORT WORTH -- Louise Dillard, 79, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Officiant: The Rev. Lloyd Taylor. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials: charity of choice.

Louise Dillard was born July 3, 1917, in Fort Worth and was a lifelong resident. She was a Methodist and at one time played the piano for Englewood Methodist Church and led the children's choir. Her favorite pastimes were playing the piano and reading.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Dillard; her parents, Pearl and Jim Ferguson;, and brother, Joe Ferguson.

Survivors: Sons and daughters-in- law, Joe and Carol Dillard of Gatesville and Jim and Betty Brown of South Carolina; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Don Moore and Peggy and Dennis Sotelo, all of Fort Worth; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed very much.

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

Edward L. Duarte
FORT WORTH -- Edward Lee Duarte, 36, a Postal Service special delivery employee for 16 years, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Wake: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Edward Lee Duarte was born Sept. 7, 1960, in Fort Worth. He graduated from Eastern Hills High School in 1978.

Survivors: Parents, Crispin R. and Mary Louise Duarte of Fort Worth; sisters, Belinda Cano, Clarindo Sandoval and Victoria Gibson, all of Fort Worth; brother, Crispin Jerry Duarte of Arlington; seven nieces; four nephews; five great-nieces; and numerous aunts and uncles.

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

Joe Frazier
MILLSAP -- Joe Frazier, 72, a retired terminal manager for T.C. Mercer Trucking, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Cotten- Bratton Funeral Chapel. Burial: Community Greenwood Cemetery.

Joe Frazier was born March 24, 1924, in Wilbarger County.

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

Gussie Mae Gilmore
ARLINGTON -- Gussie Mae Gilmore, 77, a library custodian, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Arlington. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens in Rendon. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Gussie Mae Gilmore was born Sept. 7, 1919, in Arlington.

Survivors: Son, Charlie Walter Tyler of Arlington; daughters, Betty Givens and Bobbie Cole of Arlington, Doris Mason of Fort Worth and Sonya Brown of Arlington; sisters, Mary Katherine Thomas of Arlington and Gertrude Kindle of Fort Worth; 24 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

William Harty
GRAHAM -- William "Bill" Harty, 92, a retired Young County school superintendent, rancher and oil business associate, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, at a Graham care center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Morrison Funeral Home. Burial: Pioneer Cemetery in Graham.

William Harty was born Oct. 30, 1904, in Young County.

Morrison Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-2121
 

Lee Roy Hathcock
FORT WORTH -- Lee Roy Hathcock, 81, a retired General Dynamics aircraft assembler, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Rutledge Funeral Home. Burial: Hico Cemetery.

Lee Roy Hathcock was born March 27, 1915.

Survivors: Sons and daughter-in-law, Ronald Hathcock and Harold and Wanda Hathcock, all of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Curtis, Karen, Randy and Richard Hathcock, Sheila Chavria and Lisa Hathcock; and nine great- grandchildren.

Rutledge Funeral Home
Hico, (817) 796-4722
 

Willard E. Hill
FORT WORTH -- Willard E. Hill, 79, a retired aircraft hub assembler, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: pending.

Memorials: Cook Children's Medical Center.

Willard E. Hill was born June 29, 1917, in Paris, Texas. He served in the Army during World War II. After returning home from the war he met and married his loving wife, Nonie Hignight, on Nov. 26, 1949. They moved to Fort Worth in 1951 and then he began a 25-year career at Bell Helicopter, retiring in 1978. He was a member of Temple of Jesus Christ. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors: Wife, Nonie Hill of Fort Worth; daughters, Margie Blanscet and her husband, Leland, of Crowley, and Nancy Allen and her husband, Joel, Kathy Nichols and her husband, Robert, all of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Amy Verhaagen, Jason and Eric Blanscet, Robert Nichols Jr. and April Nichols, Brian Allen; and great-grandchildren, Paige Verhaagen and Jessica Verhaagen.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Jane C. Jenkins
ARLINGTON -- Jane C. Jenkins, 82, a retired ballet teacher, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1997, at an Arlington hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Thursday in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday

Jane C. Jenkins was born Sept. 26, 1914, in Fort Worth. She was a founding member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Arlington. She studied ballet in New York and San Francisco. She danced with the San Francisco Ballet Company. She had her own ballet school in Arlington. She also taught with the Reeder Children's School of Art and Theatre.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hansel Jenkins.

Survivors: Daughters, Nancy Norris and her husband, Bruce, of Irving, Janet Copeland and her husband, Ray, of Arlington and Kathy Naylor and her husband, Dennis, of Grapevine; grandchildren, Shannon Naylor, Robert Moffett, Suzanne Naylor, Cathi Dayton and David Norris; and great-grandchildren, Tammy and Carrie Dayton.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Vanita A. Johnston
FORT WORTH -- Vanita Ann Johnston, 92, a homemaker, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, at a Fort Worth nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum.

Vanita Ann Johnston was born May 19, 1904, in Omaha, Texas.

Mrs. Walter Cox Johnston was a member of the Optimist Club, Park Hill Neighborhood Association and University Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Cox Johnston; a son, Frederick Hugh Bell; and a grandson, Walter Ray Johnston.

Survivors: Son, Don R. Johnston of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Teri Stanek of Oklahoma City, Okla., Cindy Winegardner of Arlington, Mark Bell of Irving and Lesa Bankhead of Azle; and great-grandchildren, Tyson Stanek, Neil Stanek, Brady Sharp, Tammi Sharp, Troy Sharp and Chelsea Post.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Billy J. Koepp Jr.
FORT WORTH -- Billy Julius "Jay" Koepp Jr., 42, a landscape and retaining wall specialist, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Thursday in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Billy Koepp Jr. was born May 13, 1954, in Fort Worth. He was a graduate of Nathan Hole High School in Tulsa. He was a professional wrestler, an artist and a gourmet cook.

Survivors: Wife, Sylvia Koepp; sons, Billy Lee Koepp of Tulsa, Okla., and Christopher Koepp of Fort Worth; daughters, Stephanie Koepp of Tulsa, Okla., and Jessica Koepp of Fort Worth; father, Billy J. Koepp Sr. of Bedford; mother, Mary Ann Adger Koepp of Tulsa; brothers, Johnny Walter Koepp of Fort Worth, Ronald Adger Koepp of Tulsa and David Allen Koepp of Bedford; sister, Kathleen Paul of Bedford; and nieces and nephews.

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

Judd Lee
ARLINGTON -- Judd Lee, 86, a homemaker, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997.

Private graveside service: was held Tuesday in Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington.

Memorials: First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 313 N. Center St., Arlington, Texas 76011.

Judd Lee was born April 17, 1910, in Ballinger. A former resident of Dallas, she had lived in Arlington since 1949. Mrs. Lee was a member of First United Methodist Church, a past president and honorary life member of the United Methodist Women and a longtime member of the Builders Class. She was a beloved resident of Heritage Oaks.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Kitty Lee and Truman Bryce of Arlington; daughter, Karen Lee Johnson of Abilene; brother, M.A. Ferguson Jr. of Winnsboro; five grandchildren, Mickey Bryce of Tempe, Ariz., and Wally and Colin Bryce and Lee Ann Allison and Dawn Johnson, all of Arlington; and five great-grandchildren, David Allison, Laura, Rebecca and Michael Bryce and Cody Evilsizer.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Lee R. LeMay
KENNEDALE -- Lee R. LeMay, 69, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park in Kennedale. Pallbearers will be Leo Sanchez, Rob Carter, John Wright, Jeff Piazza and Charles Ray Jr.

Lee R. LeMay was born April 24, 1927, in Redwater, Texas. She had owned and operated Melray Custom Deer Processing for 27 years in Kennedale.

Survivors: Companion, George Rios; sons, Terry Lee Rice and Christopher Edward Rice; brothers, Charles Ray and Cliff Ray; granddaughter, Crystal Lee Rice; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

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

Doug Mann
Cheryl Mann
FORT WORTH -- Doug Mann, 52, an electrician, and Cheryl Mann, 50, a homemaker, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials: charity of choice.

Doug Mann was born Sept. 18, 1944, in Fort Worth. Cheryl Mann was born April 13, 1946, in Dublin.

Survivors: Mother, Wanda Weiskopf of Shepherd; stepfather, James Weiskopf of Shepherd; brothers, Jerry Worley of Arlington, Michael Worley of Grand Prairie and Lindsay Mann of Washington, D.C.; daughters and sons- in-law, Michelle Alexander of Tyler, Jennifer and Steve Rand of Springfield, Ore., Leeanna Alexander of Arlington, Lisa and Ray Tipton of Brownwood and Jamie Alexander of Arlington; son, Robert Alexander of Arlington; and grandchildren, Joshua Rand and Caitlin Rand, both of Springfield, Ore., and Adam Tipton of Brownwood.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Dottie Morris
FORT WORTH -- Dottie Morris, 73, a homemaker, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Shannon Rose Hill Chapel. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Meals on Wheels. Dottie Morris was born Dec. 29, 1923, in Corsicana. She was known as Dottie to her many friends. She was born to Selwyn and Bessie Flowers. She was past president of the North Texas Day Lily Society. She was a member of Eastern Hills United Methodist Church and served 17 years in the Meal on Wheels program. She was chairperson of the Diplomats for Harris Methodist Senior HMO. She was an original member of Code Blue.

Survivors, all of the Metroplex: Husband, Sam Morris; daughters, Donna Thompson and Laura Nelson and her husband, Gary; brother, Bill Flowers; grandchildren, Rachelle Lackey, Jim Harris, Chad Lovelady, Cristin McNeely, Sam McNeely and Jake Nelson; great- grandchildren, Todd O'Donald, Brandon Lackey, Bryan Lackey, James Harris and Amber Harris; and many nieces and nephews.

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

Olivia C. Ortega
FORT WORTH -- Olivia C. Ortega, 17, a student, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, in Fort Worth.

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

Olivia C. Ortega was born July 31, 1979, in White Settlement.

Survivors: Son, Joseph Ortega of Fort Worth; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Salvador Ortega Jr. of Fort Worth; brothers, Matthew Ortega and Mark Ortega, both of Fort Worth; sister, Liza C. Bradford; grandmother, Josephine Calderon of Fort Worth; and grandfather, Salvador Ortega Sr. of Fort Worth.

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

Lynn Perkins
Louise Perkins
FORT WORTH -- Lynn and Louise Perkins both died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, in their home where they had lived for 38 years in southwest Fort Worth.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the John Peter Smith Department of Family and Community Medicine, 1500 S. Main St., Fort Worth, Texas 76104.

Lynn Cornelius Perkins was born in Abilene, Texas, in 1929, into a West Texas ranching family. His father, Eli Linton Perkins, gained some notoriety while serving as a coal-stoker on a U.S. warship in the first world war when an oil discovery under land he owned near Ranger turned him into a millionaire. That money lost in the Depression and his father, Eli, killed in an auto accident, Lynn was raised in humble circumstances in Abilene by his mother and big sister.

During the ensuing years, Lynn found and nourished two loves that were to be important for the rest of his life: music and science. Singing in quartets and choral groups while at Abilene High School led to continued involvement in voice during his years at McMurry College and Texas Tech University. A brief period of professional singing with the Starlight Operetta in Dallas convinced him that singing should be a vocation rather than an avocation.

It was through music that he also met the love of his life, his wife, Louise Davis Perkins. She herself was born into a West Texas family, genuine and resolute, but with a literary and academic flair. She worked as the secretary at the church in Lubbock, where Lynn sang and her sister, Nancy, acted as the accompanist. In the words of their children, "They fell in love one sunny afternoon at the church when she heard him practicing solo pieces in the empty sanctuary while she was doing church books and together established a lasting and beautiful love that is a high- water mark for human emotion."

Louise and Lynn married in 1953 while he was in his sophomore year in medical school in Galveston. Trying to start a new family, they opted for residency training with the Air Force. Three sons, Steve, Eric and Mark, were born during the years of training that took them to Washington and Hawaii before returning to Texas to set up permanent residence in Fort Worth. Lynn opened an office as the only physician south of Interstate 820 in 1958 and continued to live and work in the Wedgwood area for the next almost 40 years.

The first years in Fort Worth were tough -- the charge for an office visit was $3 -- and Dr. Perkins took a job every third night covering the emergency room and delivering babies in the obstetrics clinic at St. Joseph Hospital while Louise took care of their own three energetic children at home. There may have been no better introduction to the city than that period of spending days in the clinic getting to know the neighborhood and nights downtown taking care of trauma victims.

Over the years, the medical practice grew and Lynn became more involved at the city hospitals. At St. Joseph, he became chief of family practice, chief of medical records and eventually chief of staff. Interested in the family practice residency program at John Peter Smith, he volunteered at the clinics there and became JPS' chief of staff in 1977. He worked at Harris Hospital as chief of family practice during the 1980s. At all the hospitals he was active on the committees that maintained quality and that evaluated and credentialed new physicians. He also contributed to the medical community by working as president of the Tarrant County Medical Society and serving as chairman of many of its committees. He was a delegate to the Texas Medical Society and was active in the American Academy of Family Practice and served as its county president in 1973.

During these years Louise had returned to school to get a degree in interior design. She divided her time between this work and the endless demands of her three boys, who became competitive swimmers. Once the children were off to college, she began to work in the clinic with her husband. She was a gifted administrator and she and Lynn enjoyed being together, so this move seemed natural. As Lynn said, "She was the office manager during the good times of medicine: when the workers in the doctor's office knew and loved the patients who came in to be seen, and the patients loved those who cared for them. When patients telephoned, they knew Louise would remember them, have their chart within 30 seconds and do everything she could to solve their problem." Many people wondered that husband and wife could work happily in the same office for 20 years, but it seemed to work, and work well.

Lynn and Louise were also deeply involved in the community and civic issues and corresponded regularly with their congressmen and legislators through thousands of letters over the years. Lynn worked with the area universities and with the Tarrant County Medical Society to improve the instruction of physical education teachers in exercise and nutrition. He was elected to the board of directors of Alta Mesa National Bank at its inception over 10 years ago, and was on the Summit Bank Shares Board for the past five years.

In 1988, Lynn was found to have prostate cancer. It appeared that radical prostatectomy was not curative and that he would eventually suffer a relapse of the cancer. After much deliberation, he closed his office where he had cared for Fort Worth families for 35 years and went to work training family practice residents at John Peter Smith in 1994. Aside from staying current in the science of medicine during all those years, the most important feature of his work was the close relationship he developed with his family of patients. His direct approach to working with other physicians and his constant support of nursing and other hospital staff were all focused on bringing better medical care to the patient. His work teaching physicians-in- training at John Peter Smith was another labor of love and he would have liked to have been able to continue for a number of years, as it gave him great satisfaction. He was awarded the outstanding Family Practice Teaching Award for 1994-95.

Lynn and Louise had a relationship that was a model of loving commitment. They loved with steadfastness and joy, as anyone who might have seen them dancing, as they loved to do, could see. When Lynn developed a terminal illness, Louise thought seriously about the future and discussed it with her family. She chose to end her life, as she had lived it, beside her beloved husband of 43 years. This was a thoughtful and private decision that she did not recommend to anyone else. They will be missed by family and friends as well as by the medical community.

Survivors: Dr. and Mrs. Perkins are survived by their three cherished sons, Capt. Steven Lynn Perkins of Norfolk, Va., Mark Daniel Perkins, M.D., of Vitoria, Brazil, and Eric Davis Perkins and his wife, Jane, and their precious children, Austin and Caitlin, all of Fort Worth; Louise's sister, Nancy Cecil of Granbury; Lynn's sister and her husband, Verla Joyce and Cliff Horn of Coleman; and many nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Ralph E. Phillips
COMANCHE -- Ralph E. Phillips, 79, a retired farmer, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, at a Comanche hospital.

Graveside service: was Tuesday in Oakwood Cemetery.

Ralph E. Phillips was born April 25, 1917, in Texas.

Comanche Funeral Home
Comanche, (915) 356-2531
 

Jeannine Phillips
HALTOM CITY -- Jeannine Phillips, 66, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1997, at a Bedford hospital.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Thursday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. Visitation: noon to 8:30 p.m. at Lucas Funeral Home.

Memorials: in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Jeannine Phillips was born March 21, 1930, in Claysville, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Phil Phillips.

Survivors: Special friend, Charles Davis of Fort Worth; brother, Billy McCleary of Fort Worth; sisters, Marie Ratcliff of Graham and Betty and husband, Curtis Cheek, of North Richland Hills; aunt, Mary Mounts of Washington, Pa.; six nephews; and three nieces.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Jack R. Presley
FORT WORTH -- Jack Ransdell Presley, 45, a marketing director, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, in Fort Worth after a long illness.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: The New Theater Company, attention: Bruce Coleman.

Jack Ransdell Presley was born Aug. 4, 1951, in Fort Worth. He was a graduate of Arlington Heights High School. Mr. Presley was a successful marketing executive for such hotel companies as Ramada and Choice International.

His first love was the theater -- acting, directing and producing plays in Dallas, Houston and Austin. He founded the award-winning theater "Moonstruck."

Mr. Presley was preceded in death by his father, Rayford Malcolm Presley Sr., and a brother, Charles Robert Presley.

Survivors: Mother, Tina Charline Presley of Fort Worth; brothers, Rayford Malcolm Presley Jr. and Richard Alan Presley, both of Fort Worth; sister, Tina Presley Crowder of Fort Worth; nieces, Carolee Blackwell of Plano and Tina Gayle Crowder of Fort Worth; and nephews, David Presley of Snyder and Jon Presley of South Carolina. He also leaves behind a multitude of friends.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Arthur C. Robertson
FORT WORTH -- Arthur C. "Robby" Robertson, 91, a retired American Airlines captain, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Memorial service: 1 p.m. Friday at Memorial Chapel of First United Methodist Church. Officiant: Dr. William Longsworth. Visitation: until 9 p.m. Wednesday. Burial: 1 p.m. Thursday in Misson Burial Park in San Antonio.

Arthur C. Robertson was born Sept. 30, 1905, in Capps. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Grey Eagles. He had been a pilot with American Airlines for 29 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eugenia Willett Pigott Robertson.

Survivors: Daughter, Eugenia "Deannie" Ahearne and husband, Joe, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Kathleen Howe of Richardson and Jeff Bourn of Atlanta, Ga.; and great-grandchild, Justin Bourn of Atlanta, Ga.

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

Wayne O. Roland
FORT WORTH -- Wayne Oliver Roland, 48, a former sheet metal worker for LTV Corporation, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Gospel Temple Christ Holy Sanctified Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Wayne Roland was born Nov. 5, 1948, in Fort Worth. The son of James O. and Freddie Lee Williams Roland, Wayne grew up in Fort Worth and attended the public schools. He was a graduate of I.M. Terrell High School in 1966.

Wayne served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Wayne loved fishing and spent countless hours on the banks of local waterways. He also was an accomplished drummer, who had worked with `The Playboys' and `The Wheaton Singers.' He played drums for his church, Gospel Temple Christ Holy Sanctified Church.

Survivors: Sons, Keith Roland of Houston and Fredrick Roland and Timothy Shepherd, both of Wichita Falls; daughters, Charmel Roland of Fort Worth and Sabrina Roland and Desephanie Shepherd, both of Wichita Falls; father, James O. Roland of Marion, La.; brothers, James Oliver Roland Jr., James Bernard Roland and James Travis Roland, all of Kansas City, Mo.; sister, Mary Lee Roland Forbs of Kansas City, Mo.; grandchildren, De Marcus Roland and Markiece Dowdell; uncle, James Williams; aunts, Inez Wilson, Hattie M. Reed, and Mary Bolton; godmother, Ida B. Roland; and many other family members and friends.

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

Alice Schamp
FORT WORTH -- Alice Schamp, 91, a retired bookkeeper, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Laurel Land Chapel of the Chimes. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Alice Schamp was born April 8, 1905, in Medina, Ohio.

Survivors: Son, Ralph and wife, Helen Schamp, of Big Prairie, Ohio; daughter, Virginia Davis of Bedford; sister, Korena Hoffman of Andrews, N.C.; grandson and wife, Scott and Mia Davis of North Richland Hills; granddaughters, Holly and Brad White of Southlake, Claudia and Jim Love of Medina, Ohio, and Cathy Hodkinson of New Philadelphia, Ohio; and great-grandchildren, Brandon and Jason Davis, Taylor White and Lori and Matthew Hodkinson.

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

Hubert L. Scott
MINERAL WELLS -- Hubert Leslie Scott, 85, a retired oil field production worker, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home. Burial: Sturdivant Cemetery in Palo Pinto County.

Hubert Leslie Scott was born March 11, 1911, in Ardmore, Okla. He was a Baptist.

Survivors: Brother, Marvin Scott of Dennison; sisters, Bernice Lemons of Durant, Okla., and Bula Mae Fair of Dallas; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Muzie E.E. Scurr
FORT WORTH -- Muzie Elizabeth Echols Scurr, 91, a retired co-owner of the West Side Center, a variety decorating store, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday in the Drawing Room at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Rev. James Cobb will officiate. Burial: Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Muzie Elizabeth Echols Scurr was born Oct. 27, 1905, in Longview. A member of First Christian Church, she was an accomplished musician, playing the piano and organ. She was also an artist, painting in oils. She was a resident of Fort Worth for 85 years. She retired in 1982.

She was the widow of Wallace Thomas Scurr.

Survivors: Daughter, Bettye Scurr of Fort Worth; sister, Ruth Echols Poindexter and her husband, David, of Fort Worth; niece, Carol Cannon of San Antonio; and several cousins.

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

Henry L. Smith Jr.
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Henry Lester Smith Jr., 75, a banker, teacher and principal for the Grand Prairie School District, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Grand Prairie. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington.

Henry Lester Smith Jr. was born Dec. 18, 1921, in New Willard. He was a Navy veteran.

Survivors: Wife of 51 years, Frances Rhymes Smith of Grand Prairie; and daughters, Sharon Burum of Jacksboro and Pamela Sue Smith of Richardson.

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

Dale F. Sollmann
SAGINAW -- Dale F. Sollman, 57, a computer operator, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: Humane Society of North Texas.

Dale F. Sollmann was born March 16, 1939, in Celina, Ohio. He retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service and had worked at the Tarrant County Data Services Department for 19 years. He loved children, animals and fast cars.

He was godfather to Heather and Hillary Prince, who loved him dearly and appreciated his generosity.

Survivors: Wife, Jeannie Sollman of Saginaw; his dog, Maude; brother, Gary Sollmann of Columbus, Ohio; sister, Deanna Fry of New Bremen, Ohio; niece, Helen Fry of New Bremen; and nephew, Fred Fry of New Bremen.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Lillie Walden
ITASCA -- Lillie Walden, 87, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1997, at a Grandview nursing home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday in Itasca Cemetery. Visitation: 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Lillie Walden was born Sept. 20, 1909, in Pluto.

Clayton Kay Funeral Home
Itasca, (817) 687-2371
 

John T. Walker
DECATUR -- John Terry Walker, 46, a truck driver, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, at a Denton hospital.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Thursday in Sanger Cemetery in Sanger. Dr. E.L. McNeal will officiate.

John Terry Walker was born Oct. 4, 1950, in Norwalk, Calif. He was an Army veteran.

Survivors: Father, John Willard Walker of Downey, Calif.; mother, Juanita (Higgs) Walker of Downey, Calif.; wife, Faith (Askwith) Walker of Decatur; daughters, Dawn Marie McKechnie of Sault Sainte Marie, Mich., Michelle Mullholand and Susanna Brown, both of Decatur; sisters, Virginia Walker and Linda Strain, both of Downey, Calif.; brother, Thomas Walker of Downey Calif.; and eight grandchildren.

Coker Funeral Home
Sanger, (817) 458-3311
 

Trisa Davis White
MORGAN -- Trisa Davis "Big Momma" White, 88, a homemaker, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, in Glen Rose.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park in Kennedale.

Trisa Davis White was born April 2, 1908, in Katy, Okla.

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

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