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Tranquilina 'Quilina' Torres
05/14/2000
Services for Tranquilina "Quilina" Torres, a Grand Prairie resident, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Brown's Grand Prairie Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia, Texas. 
A rosary will be said at 6 p.m. Sunday at Brown's Grand Prairie Funeral Home. 
Ms. Torres died Thursday in Grand Prairie. She was 85. 
Born May 6, 1915, in San Martin, Texas, she was a homemaker. 
Mrs. Torres was preceded in death by her husband, Hesiquio Torres, in 1979. 
Survivors include her sons, Bruno Torres and Juan Torres, both of El Paso, and Joe Torres of Grand Prairie; her daughters, Georgia Avila of Happy, Texas, and Ofelia Sepeda of Grand Prairie; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Jane Kay Graves
05/14/2000
Memorial services for Jane Kay Graves, an Arlington resident, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Moore Funeral Home, Bowen Road Chapel. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 
Ms. Graves died Thursday in Fort Worth. She was 50. 
Born May 24, 1949, in Corsicana, Texas, she worked as a marketing director. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Maurine Sanders. 
Survivors include her brother, Terry Sanders of Arlington; and two nieces. 
Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of the U.S., 2100 L St., Washington, D.C. 20037 or to the ASPCA, P.O. Box 2042, Toms River, NJ 08754-9925.

Josephine Jesse Milner
05/14/2000
Josephine Jesse Milner, an Arlington resident, died May 7 in Arlington. She was 80. 
Born March 18, 1920, in Meridosha, Ill., she worked as a nurse. 
Mrs. Milner was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Lester Loren Pelham; her second husband, Charles A. Milner; her son, Lester Leon Pelham; and her stepmother, Nellie B. Floyd. 
Survivors include her son, Ronald Pelham of Arlington; her daughters, Donna Smith of Girard, Ill., Linda Walden and Joyce Bogardus, both of Springfield, Ill.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Ned Russell
05/14/2000
Ned Russell, a Grand Prairie resident, died Tuesday. He was 49. 
Services were Friday at the Unity Christian Church of Christianity in Dallas. Burial was at Parker Cemetery in Rockwall.
Born July 5, 1950, Mr. Russell earned a business degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. He was a vice president at American Reinsurance of Dallas, where he worked for 14 years. 
He was preceded in death by his identical twin, Ted; and his father, Lamar Russell. 
Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Melissa; his sons, Trey of Grand Prairie, and Christopher, of Arlington; his mother, Emogene Hall Russell of Dike; his sisters, Donna Tutt of Dike, and Bobbie Jean Howard of Hurst; his brother, David Russell of Rockwall; and one grandson. 
Memorials may be made to the Baylor Healthcare System Foundation, 3600 Gaston Ave., Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75246.

Effie Sampson
05/18/2000
Services for Effie Sampson, an Arlington resident, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Church of the Nazarene of Arlington, 1516 W. Pioneer Parkway. Burial will be at Moore Memorial Gardens. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Moore Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Sampson died Monday in Arlington. She was 92. 
Born April 6, 1908, in Cale, Ark., she was a teacher and a homemaker. Mrs. Sampson was awarded a Distinguished Service Award from First Church of the Nazarene in 1998 for 45 years of service to the church. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Raymond Sampson; and a grandson, Ronald Robert Babers. 
Survivors include her son, James Sampson of College Station; her daughters, Joyce McPhail of Giddings, Mary Babers and Emily Whatley, both of Arlington, and Betty Atchley of Richardson; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Memorials may be made to First Church of the Nazarene, 1516 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, TX 76013.

Sandra Gay Bayliff
05/18/2000
Memorial services for Sandra Gay Bayliff will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Grand Prairie, 122 NE Second St. 
Ms. Bayliff died Monday in Irving. She was 57. 
Born Nov. 13, 1942, in Orange, Texas, she was an active member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and other animal rights organizations. 
She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Glover. 
Survivors include her sons, Jon Bayliff and Jerry Bayliff, both of Grand Prairie; her daughters, Jenny Bayliff of Dallas and Robyn Bayliff of Grand Prairie; her father, Roy McDonald of Jacksboro; her brother, James McDonald of Alvarado; her sister, Jan Hoyer of Allen; her step-father, J.D. Glover of Grand Prairie; four grandchildren; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. 

Nancy White
05/18/2000
Graveside services for Nancy White, a Grand Prairie resident, will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Dallas. 
Mrs. White died Tuesday. She was 66. 
She was born June 21, 1933, in Marietta, Okla. 
Survivors include her husband, James White of Grand Prairie; her daughter, Vicki Irwin of Grand Prairie; her sons, William "Rick" White and James Allen White, both of Grand Prairie; nine grandchildren and one nephew. 
Memorials may be made to Inglewood United Methodist Church in Grand Prairie. 

Manuela 'Nellie' Blanco Reyes
06/02/2000
Memorial services for Manuela "Nellie" Blanco Reyes, a former Arlington resident, will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthew's Catholic Church. 
Mrs. Reyes died May 16 in Peoria, Ill. She was 74. 
Born May 1, 1926, in Ottawa, Ill., she was retired from Mercy Hospital in Chicago. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herculano and Carmen Gurrola Blanco, and her brothers, Peter, James and Robert Blanco. 
Survivors include her son, Fred "Lico" Blanco Reyes of Arlington; her daughter, Maria Esthela Blanco Reyes of Monterrey, Mexico; her sisters, Mary Caffee of Ottawa, Ill., Lourdes Tapia of Anaheim, Calif., Lupe Alverado of Durango, Mexico, and Otillia Blanco of Santa Ana, Calif.; her stepsister, Dolores Ballard of Chicago; her brothers, Herculano of Anaheim, Calif., Rafail and Raul, both of Santa Ana; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Memorials may be directed to the family.

Refugia 'Ruth' Munoz Jaimes
06/02/2000
Services for Refugia "Ruth" Munoz Jaimes, a Grand Prairie resident, were Thursday. 
Mrs. Jaimes died Monday in Arlington. She was 72. 
Born July 4, 1927, in DeWitt County, Texas, she was active in the senior citizen's group in Grand Prairie. 
Survivors include her sons, Edward Pena of Corpus Christi, Tony Pena of Tyler, and Jose De Los Santos of Grand Prairie; her daughters, Irma Lawson of Plano, Gloria Carron, Sally Rodriguez and Diana Frentzel, all of Grand Prairie; her brother, Angel Munoz of San Diego; her sisters, Enez Barron of Wharton and Lala Ontiveros of Houston; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Jennie Aileen Millar Roark
06/02/2000
Graveside services for Jennie Aileen Millar Roark, a Grand Prairie resident, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Southland Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Grand Prairie. 
Mrs. Roark died Sunday in Round Rock, Texas. She was 94. 
She was a charter member of Immanuel Presbyterian Church, a former Regent of the Bluebonnet Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of many other civic organizations. 
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Sherwood Roark. 
Survivors include her son, Billy John Roark of Lago Vista, Texas; her sister, Jean Sterling of Dallas; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 535062, Grand Prairie, TX 75053, or Presbyterian Children's Services, P.O. Box 595, Waxahachie, TX 75168.

Allon James Oliver
06/02/2000
Services for Allon James Oliver, a Tyler resident, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Blessing Colonial Chapel of Mansfield. Burial will follow in Cope Cemetery. 
Mr. Oliver died Sunday in Dallas. He was 60. 
He was born Sept. 7, 1939, in Mansfield. 
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Allona Oliver. 
Survivors include his wife, Sue Oliver of Tyler; his sons, Ricky James Oliver and Randy Watkins, both of Tyler, and Harold Watkins of Grand Prairie; his daughters, Debbie Moss of Tyler, Jamie Yarbrough and April Warren, both of Grand Prairie; his brothers, Billy Joe Oliver of Trinidad and Kenneth Wayne Oliver of Waco; his sister, Margie Mae Vinck of Grand Prairie; and 18 grandchildren.

Dale Linly Young
06/02/2000
Services for Dale Linly Young, a Grand Prairie resident, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenleaf Cemetery in Brownwood, Texas. Burial will follow. 
Mr. Young died Thursday in Grand Prairie. He was 78. 
Born Feb. 17, 1922, in Brownwood, he was a retired tool and died maker. Mr. Young was a Church of Christ member. 
Survivors include his daughters, Dannette Young of Carrollton and Dawnelle Simpson of Fort Worth. 

Robert Lee 'R.L.' Jones
06/02/2000
Services for Robert Lee "R.L." Jones, an Arlington resident, will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1330 S. Fielder Road, Arlington. Burial will be at Bristol Cemetery in Bristol, Texas. 
Visitation was Thursday. 
Mr. Jones died Tuesday in Euless. He was 106. 
Born April 23, 1894, in Italy, Texas, he was a history professor. Mr. Jones retired in 1964 as head of the history department at East Texas State University and moved to Arlington in 1968. Prior to working at East Texas State, he was head of the history department of Trinity University in Waxahachie. He also taught at the University of Pittsburg, Pa. and at Southern Methodist University. 
Mr. Jones also served as park historian of Gettysburg, Pa. and Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Md. 
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Pauline Jones. 
Survivors include his son Robert H. Jones of Hurst; his daughter, Paula Juengerman of Euless; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends. 
Memorials may be made to the Robert Lee and Pauline H. Jones Scholarship Fund at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark. They may also be made to the Westminster Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 1330 S. Fielder Road, Arlington 76013.

Claudia C. Greenwood 
06/03/2000
Services for Claudia C. Greenwood, a Grand Prairie resident, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Southland Memorial Park in Grand Prairie. 
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 
Ms. Greenwood died Friday in an Arlington hospital. She was 75. 
Born Sept. 5, 1924, in Zephyr, Texas, she was a member of Romans VIII Ministries in Fort Worth and was a Prayer Warrior. 
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Glen Greenwood, in 1998; and her son, Dale Greenwood, in 1969. 
Survivors include her son, Mike Greenwood of Grand Prairie; her daughters, Diane Katsulis of Kansas City, Mo., and Nancy Jo Turner and Jan Hyde, both of Grand Prairie; her sisters, Pearly Maxie of Arlington, Jean Friend of Marshfield, Mo., and JoAnn Parks of St. Louis; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and extended family members. 
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

James Fell Sansom Jr. 
06/03/2000
Services for James Fell Sansom Jr., an Arlington resident, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Arlington. Burial will be in Moore Memorial Gardens. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 
Mr. Sansom Jr. died Thursday in Arlington. He was 46. 
Born Oct. 4, 1953, in Oklahoma City, Okla., he was a provisioning engineer for LTV. 
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Sansom of Arlington; and his sister, Jane Sansom of Arlington. 

Jerry Lee Harlow 
06/03/2000
Memorial services for Jerry Lee Harlow, an Arlington resident, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Arlington Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 
Mr. Harlow died Thursday in Arlington. He was 68. 
Born Sept. 18, 1931, in Eldorado, Texas, he was a driver for United Transports until his retirement. He was raised in Denison, Texas, and was an Arlington resident since 1954. Mr. Harlow was an award-winning pool player who won the senior state tournament several consecutive years. 
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Harlow of Arlington; his daughter, Deborah Coke of Arlington, Jerry Lee of Woodstock, Ill., Sharon Wilson of Aledo, Texas, and Michelle Green of Lufkin, Texas; his brothers, Edmon Harlow of Dennison, Texas, and Herbert Harlow of Van Horn, Texas; and 10 grandchildren.Memorials may be made to the donors' charity of choice.

Brenda Chlamon Sanchez
06/06/2000
Graveside services for Brenda Chlamon Sanchez, an Arlington resident, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Parkdale Cemetery.
Ms. Sanchez died Saturday in Arlington. She was 34.
Born Sept. 26, 1965, in Robstown, Texas, Ms. Sanchez is survived by her daughters, Rachel Michelle Sanchez and Kassandra Martinez, both of Arlington; her father, Miguel Chlamon of Arlington; her brother, Michael Chlamon of Arlington; her sister, Maria Covington of Arlington; her maternal grandmother, Josephine Escobedo; her paternal grandfather, Seferino Chlamon of Alvin, Texas; and several aunts, uncles nieces and nephews.

Virginia Lee Roeber
06/06/2000
Services for Virginia Lee Roeber, an Arlington resident, will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Moore Funeral Home Chapel, 1219 N. North Davis Drive. Burial will be in Moore Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m.
Mrs. Roeber died Friday in Arlington. She was 77.
Born July 7, 1922, in Pittsburg, Kan., she was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Herbert Roeber; her sons, Don Roeber of Natchez, Wash., David Roeber of Bedford and Robert Roeber of Arlington; her daughters, Barbara Lee Schmidt of White Rock, N.M., and Pat Snowden of Cash, Texas; her sisters Beulah Mae Dobbins, Betty Jean Hall and Bertha Fontaine; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Barbara Adams
06/07/2000
Services for Barbara Adams, an Arlington resident, were held Monday at Bethel Temple Church, with burial in Elmwood Park Cemetery in Abilene.
Mrs. Adams died Thursday in San Diego, Calif. She was 56.
She was an active member of Shady Grove Church in Grand Prairie. She worked at the Abilene State School for 13 years.
Survivors include her husband, Johnny Adams of Arlington; her sons, Perry Lenius of San Antontio and Tony Lassetter of Abilene; her daughters, Leisha Stokes of Arlington and Tammie Ward of Abilene; her brothers, Sonny Humphrey of Moore, Okla. and Gene Mills of Sacramento, Calif.; her sisters, Marverine Tarvin of Plano and Patsy McInnis of Arlington; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Shirley Ann Birkhead
06/07/2000
Memorial services for Shirley Ann Birkhead, a Grand Prairie resident, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Bean-Massey-Burge Chapel in Grand Prairie.
Mrs. Birkhead died Sunday in Grand Prairie. She was 65.
Born April 8, 1935 in Houston, Mrs. Birkhead was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband, Jim Birkhead of Grand Prairie; her sons, Gary Scott Driskill and Michael Keith Driskill of Keller; her daughter, Dorothy Ella Martin; her sister, Kathrine Gallimore of Houston; and four grandchildren. 

Doris W. Schwemer
06/08/2000
Services for Doris W. Schwemer, an Arlington resident, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Moore Memorial Gardens. Burial will follow.
Mrs. Schwemer died Tuesday in Arlington. She was 75.
Born May 30, 1925, in Hamilton, Ill., she was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church of Arlington.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Warren C. Schwemer; a son, Jeffrey Schwemer; and a brother, Herbert Webster.
Survivors include her sons, Lee Schwemer and Steve Schwemer, both of Arlington; her sisters, Jean Etling of Missouri and Shirley Miller of Illinois; and four grandchildren.

Bonnie Thaxton
06/08/2000
Services for Bonnie Thaxton, an Arlington resident, will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Moore Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Thaxton died Sunday in Arlington. She was 90.
Born May 19, 1910, in Royse City, Texas, she was a homemaker and a teacher. She was a member of Fielder Road Baptist Church for almost 50 years, and was also actively involved in its faith class.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Thaxton.
Survivors include her son, Charles Thaxton of Atlanta; two grandsons; and extended family.

Nellie Meaders
06/08/2000
Graveside service for Nellie Meaders will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas. Burial will follow.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Restland Funeral Home.
Mrs. Meaders died Tuesday in Fort Worth. She was 85.
Born Nov. 13, 1914, in Eveningshade, Ark., she was a homemaker. Mrs. Meaders lived in Arlington for 20 years before moving to Fort Worth.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Bradfield Meaders.
Survivors include her daughter, Dorothy Middleton of Fort Worth; her brothers, Woodrow Decker of Mount Pleasant, Texas, Roy Decker of Garland and Floyd Decker of Fort Worth; her sisters, Betty Evans and Jean Strickland, both of Burleson, and Ruth Neal of Temple, Texas; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Jesus Alarcon
06/08/2000
Jesus Alarcon, an Arlington resident, died May 30 in Grand Prairie. Memorial service for Mr. Alarcon will be announced at a later date.
Born July 9, 1920 in Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico, he was an upholstery worker.
Mr. Alarcon was preceded in death by his wife, Justina Romero Alarcon.
Survivors include his sons, Ramon Alarcon, Jesus Alarcon and Roberto Alarcon, all of Mexico; his daughter, Maria Villalobos of Arlington; his brother, Humberto Alarcon of Odessa, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Jack Roland Henderson
06/08/2000
Services for Jack Roland Henderson will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Arlington Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Parkdale Cemetery in Arlington.
Mr. Henderson died Tuesday in Arlington. He was 72.
He was born in Garland, Texas. He retired from General Motors, Arlington, in 1984 after 28 years. Mr. Henderson had also served in the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his wife, Leta Sue Preston Henderson; his sons, Ben Philip Henderson of Arlington, Tim Henderson of Missouri, and Ken Henderson of Grand Prairie; his brother, Bobby Henderson of Fort Worth; his sister, Nell Kolterman of San Antonio; four grandsons; and four granddaughters.

Carolyn Marie Watkins 
10/11/2000
Carolyn Marie Watkins, a Grand Prairie resident, died Friday at a Grand Prairie hospital. She was 63. 
Her cremains will be placed in the columbarium at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery at a later date. 
Born Oct. 7, 1936, in Elkhart, Ind., she was a retired secretary for a local transportation firm and was a Grand Prairie resident for 29 years. 
Survivors include her husband, George C. Watkins of Grand Prairie; and her father, Paul Rowe of Walnut Creek, Calif.

Jane Morrell Hudson 
10/11/2000
Services for Jane Morrell Hudson will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Dallas. 
Mrs. Hudson died Sunday in San Angelo. She was 78. 
Born April 4, 1922, in Dallas, she was a homemaker and a Presbyterian. She grew up in Dallas and graduated from North Dallas High School. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, L.N. "Shanty" and Edith Gribble Morrell. 
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Charles E. Hudson; her daughters, Julie Beadle, Nancy H. Hunter and Edie Garcia; her brother, Lawrence G. Morrell; her sister, Helen Riddler; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Violet Adalia Bennett 
10/12/2000
Funeral service for Violet Adalia Bennett, an Arlington resident, and internment are pending in Russell, Kan. 
Mrs. Bennett died Wednesday in Fort Worth. She was 83. 
Born June 22, 1917, in rural Russell County, Kan., Mrs. Bennett was a homemaker. She also worked as a licensed cosmetologist for many years. Mrs. Bennett and her husband, Meade M. Bennett moved to Arlington from Kansas in 1970. She was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Fort Worth. 
She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mary Luerman; and her two brothers. 
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Meade M. Bennett of Arlington; her son, Larry G. Bennett of Kenedy, Texas; her daughter, Joan Forshee of Grand Prairie; four sisters, all of Kansas; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15186, Austin, TX 78761; or the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 9709, Fort Worth, TX 76147. 

Elsa Garnica
10/12/2000
Services for Elsa Garnica, a Duncanville resident, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Church of the Nazarene, in Grand Prairie; Interment will be at Little Bethel Memorial Park in Duncanville. 
Mrs. Garnica died Monday in Duncanville. She was 49. 
Born Nov. 22, 1950, in Monterrey, Mexico, she was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Grand Prairie where she worked with the Spanish missionary and the Spanish women's organizations. 
Survivors include her husband David Garnica of Duncanville; her sons, Josue Garnica and David Steve Garnica, both of Duncanville; her daughter, Ruth Cecilia of Duncanville; her brothers, Juan Nino, Arturo Nino and Jesus Nino; her sisters, Esthela Nino De Ramos, Alicia Nino De Gloria and Irma Nino De Rangel.

Quintus 'Quinn' Stever 
10/13/2000
Services for Quintus "Quinn" Stever, an Arlington resident, will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Arlington. Burial will be at Moore Memorial Gardens. 
Mr. Stever died Wednesday in Arlington. He was 69. 
Born April 8, 1931, he owned and operated Bellmoor Metals in Mansfield. He was a member of the AF&AM Hemphill Lodge 1164 Masonic group. 
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Doris Stever; his daughter, Beverly Osborn of Plano; his sons, Raymond Stever and Dennis Stever, both of Weatherford, Texas; his sisters, Carrie Stever and Anna Barnes, both of Doylestown, Pa., and Ruth Harstine of New Oxford, Pa.; his brother Walter Stever of Telford, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

Charles Knight Sr. 
10/13/2000
Services for Charles Knight Sr., an Arlington resident, will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 21 at Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth. 
Mr. Knight died Wednesday. He was 57. 
Born May 21, 1943, he was an electronics salesperson. 
Survivors include his wife, Dana Knight of Arlington; his son, Charles Knight Jr.; his daughter, Cathy Hernandez of Fort Worth; and two grandchildren. 
Memorials may be made to Walk At Liberty Church, 2736 Forest Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76112. 

Lillian June Jernigan 
10/13/2000
Lillian June Jernigan, a former Grand Prairie resident, died Wednesday in Malvern, Ark. She was 73. 
No services are planned. 
Born Aug. 1, 1927, in Houston, she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Red Cross and the Sierra Club. Mrs. Jernigan was a former resident of Grand Prairie. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Garvis Laverne Jernigan. 
Survivors include her sons, John Jernigan and William Andrew Jernigan, both of Grand Prairie, and Benjamin Paul Jernigan of Gilmer, Texas; her brother, Billy Ray Thomas of Texas; five grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. 

Johnny Clyde Hill 
10/13/2000
Services for Johnny Clyde Hill, a Grand Prairie resident, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Skyvue Memorial Gardens in Fort Worth. 
Mr. Hill died Tuesday. He was 67. 
Born July 21, 1933, in Upshur County, Texas, he was a forklift operator for Exchange Warehouse. He was a member of Modern Woodmen of the World PRCA. 
He is preceded in death by his brother, J.B. Hill; and his sister, Nellie Goodson. 
Survivors include his wife, Leola Hill; his sons, John R. Hill, Kevin Hill and Michael Hill; his daughters, Stacey Ruiz and Lissa Harris; his half brothers, Glenn Williams and Jessie Williams; and 12 grandchildren. 
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. 

William A. 'Bill' Ball 
10/13/2000
Services for William A. "Bill" Ball, a former Arlington resident, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Dumas. Interment will be at Dumas Cemetery. 
Mr. Ball died Wednesday in Dumas. He was 73. 
Born Feb. 26, 1927, in Fort Worth, he retired after working as an operator for Phillips Petroleum. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Dumas. 
During World War II, Mr. Ball served in the Pacific aboard the USS Dalhart, a Navy ship. 
He attended the University of Arkansas's flight school at the end of the war. Mr. Ball was the first Department of Public Safety trooper stationed in Moore County between 1949 and 1956. He was a member of the Texas State Pistol Team for several years. 
Survivors include his wife, Frankie Ball of Dumas; his son, Jim Ball of Dumas; his daughter, Julie Hudson of Brownfield, Texas; his brother, Edwin Ball of Roswell, N.M.; his sister, Mary Lee Rollow of Portland, Ore.; and five grandchildren. 
Memorials may be made to Memorial Hospice, 224 E. Second, Dumas, Texas.

Roy A. Peppers
10/14/2000
Services for Roy A. Peppers will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Arlington Funeral Home. 
Burial will be at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 
Mr. Peppers died Friday in Arlington. He was 94. 
Born Sept. 8, 1906, in Derricks, Ark., he was a retired steel worker. 
Survivors include his wife, Velma Peppers; his sons, Leroy Peppers Jr., Charlie Peppers and Rhoney Peppers; his daughters, Joyce Peppers Samuels, Bonnie Peppers McFarland and Mildred L. Gray; 20 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Frances McIntosh Crimson
10/15/2000
Graveside services for Frances McIntosh Crimson will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. 
Visitation will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Arlington Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Crimson died Friday in Arlington. She was 80. 
Born on Aug. 22, 1920, she was a homemaker. 
She is preceded in death by her husband, Carl Winston Crismon. 
Survivors include her sons, Russell Brim, Michael Crimson and Mitchell Crismon; her daughter, DeLoyce Crismon; and one granddaughter.

Margaret Elizabeth LaRoche
10/15/2000
Services for Margaret Elizabeth LaRoche will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church of Grand Prairie. 
Internment will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Ardmore, Okla. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home. 
Mrs. LaRoche died Friday in Plano. She was 83. 
Born on March 23, 1917, in Paris, Ill., she lived in Grand Prairie for more than 60 years. She was a member of The Eastern Star and The Women's Society of Christian Service. 
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Gloria Ann LaRoche. 
Survivors include her husband, Elmer E. LaRoche of Grand Prairie; her daughter, Glenda LaRoche Stickney of Plano; her son, Lee LaRoche of Toppenish, Wash.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
Memorials may be made in name of Mrs. LaRoche to First United Methodist Church, 122 N. Center St., Grand Prairie, TX 75050.

Walter H. Mall
10/15/2000
Graveside services for Walter H. Mall will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Parkdale Cemetery in Arlington. 
Visitation will be on Sunday at Arlington Funeral Home. 
Mr. Mall died Saturday. He was 91. 
Born on Aug. 27, 1909, in Clay County, Kan., he was a retired assistant manager in the grocery business. He moved to Arlington in 1965, and was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Arlington Senior Men's Golf Association. 
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Mall Scott. 
Survivors include his wife, Odessa Mall of Arlington; his sons, Harold Mall of Dallas and James Mall of Arlington; his brothers, Jacob Benjamin Mall and David Daniel Mall of Blue Rapid, Kan.; his sisters, Helen Small of Clay Center, Kan., and Lillian Reed of Broomfield, Colo; and six grandchildren. 
Memorials may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church Landscape Fund, 1400 S. Cooper St., Arlington, TX 76013.

James F. Osicka
10/15/2000
Visitation for James F. Osicka will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Arlington Funeral Home. 
Mr. Osicka died Saturday in Arlington. He was 79. 
Born on Dec. 11, 1920, in Cleveland, he was an accountant. He moved to Arlington in 1963 after living in Irving. 
Survivors include his sons, Jim Osicka of Houston and Alan Osicka of Arlington; his daughter, Dorene Osicka Purcell of Katy; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Lillie Racer
10/15/2000
Services for Lillie Racer will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bean-Massey-Burge Chapel in Grand Prairie. 
Interment will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Forest Park Cemetery in Greenville. 
Mrs. Racer, a Grand Prairie resident, died Friday. 
She was a longtime resident of Amarillo. 
Survivors include her daughter, Louise Berson of Grand Prairie; two granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren.

Timothy Hal Bartz 
10/16/2000
Timothy Hal Bartz died Oct. 13 in Dallas. He was 37. 
Born on June 6, 1963, in Elgin, Ill., he moved to the Arlington-D/FW area in 1983. He worked for The Suburban News in Arlington and was a computer software consultant and freelance illustrator with Multi Marketing Corp. 
Survivors include his father, Darrell Bartz of Pleasant Plains, Ill.; his mother, Betty Havenstein of Arlington; his sister, Mary McCoy-Smith of Lewisville; his grandmother, Marie Neal of Franklin, Ill.; one niece; and one nephew.

Veva Latham 
10/16/2000
Services for Veva Latham will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bean-Massey-Burge Chapel in Grand Prairie. 
Internment will be at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. 
Mrs. Latham died Saturday. She was 83. 
Born on Dec. 17, 1916, in Naples, Texas, she moved to Grand Prairie in 1942. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Eastern Star, and retired from LTV Corp. after 27 years of service. 
Survivors include her husband, Raymond Latham of Grand Prairie; her sons, Dale Jordan, Ray Latham and Don Latham, all of Grand Prairie; her sisters, Harvie Dee Carpenter of Omaha, Texas, and Evelyn Wade of Avenger, Texas; three grandsons; and two great-grandsons.

Lillie Racer 
10/16/2000
Interment services for Lillie Racer will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Forest Park Cemetery in Greenville. 
Mrs. Racer, a Grand Prairie resident, died Friday. 
She was a longtime resident of Amarillo. 
Survivors include her daughter, Louise Burson of Grand Prairie; two granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren.

Tim Robertson 
10/16/2000
Services for Tim Robertson will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Parkview Baptist Church in Arlington. 
Burial will be at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Arlington Funeral Home. 
Mr. Robertson died Saturday in Arlington. He was 50. 
Born on July 30, 1950, he was an employee of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department. He was a member and deacon of Parkview Baptist Church. 
Survivors include his mother, Clara Robertson of Arlington; his brother, Bernard Robertson of Arlington; one nephew; and one niece.

Helen Marie Rozzell 
10/16/2000
Graveside services for Helen Marie Rozzell, an Arlington resident, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rosedale Cemetery in Gladewater. 
Mrs. Rozzell died Sunday. She was 88. 
Born on Dec. 6, 1911, in Flat Rock, Texas, she was a longtime resident of Grand Prairie. She was a member of Mayfield Road Baptist Church in Arlington. 
She is preceded in death by her husband, F.O. Rozzell. 
Survivors include her sons, James A. Rozzell and Jean E. Rozzell of Grand Prairie; and David L. Rozzell of Arlington; her sister, Bernice Frye of Robinson, Texas; her brother, Darrel Moore of Irving; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Lee O. Taylor 
10/16/2000
Graveside services for Lee O. Taylor, a Fort Worth resident, will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson Station Cemetery in Arlington. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Arlington Funeral Home. 
Mr. Taylor died Saturday in Fort Worth. He was 82. 
Born on May 15, 1918, in Coffeyville, Kan., he was a retired apartment maintenance worker. 
Survivors include his wife, Eve Taylor of Fort Worth; his son, Sammy Taylor of Mansfield; his daughter, Linda Lambert of Heath, Ohio; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Martha M. Boyd 
10/17/2000
Services for Martha M. Boyd, a Pantego resident, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Moore Funeral Home-Bowen Road Chapel.Burial will be at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 
Mrs. Boyd died Sunday in Arlington. She was 74. 
Born May 5, 1926, in Plainview, Texas, she attended Southern Methodist University and was a member of Shady Valley Country Club. She lived in Pantego since 1977. 
Survivors include her husband, Bill F. Boyd; her son, Randy Boyd; her daughters, Peggy Osburn and Holly Kiehn; her sister, Faye Brice; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

C.W. 'Rusty' Wagner
10/17/2000
Services for C.W. "Rusty" Wagner, a Grand Prairie resident, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home Chapel in Grand Prairie. Burial will be at Moore Memorial Gardens. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 
Mr. Wagner died Sunday. He was 84. 
Born Jan. 27, 1916, Mr. Wagner was a member and past master of the Thomas B. Hunter Lodge #1356 in Grand Prairie, and he belonged to the York and Scottish Rite and the Shriner's of Dallas. He owned and operated Wagner Wholesale in Grand Prairie for 37 years. 
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Sue B. Wagner of Grand Prairie; his sons, LaMonte Wagner of Billings, Mont., and David Wagner of Bozman, Mont.; his daughters, Suzanne McNabb and Candy Chance, both of Mesquite; his brother, Delbert Wagner of California; and his sisters, Cora Mae Melby of California and Pauline Rankin of S.D. 
Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital.


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