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Published March 5, 1997

Jerry D. Adams 

Funeral: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Morrison Funeral Home. Burial: Pioneer Cemetery. Visitation: from 7:30 a.m.

Mr. Adams was born Dec. 2, 1938, in Duncan, Okla., and had lived in Denison for 10 years. He was a Navy veteran.

He married Glenda Nantz on July 8, 1962, in Frederick, Okla.

Survivors: Wife, Glenda Adams of Denison; sons and their wives, Stacey and Amy Adams of Fort Worth, Todd and Lesli Adams of Benbrook and Kody and Heather Adams of Pottsboro; daughter and her husband, Xan and Joe Pollaro of Denison; brother, Joe Adams of Graham; sister, Janice Scheriger of Graham; and eight grandchildren.

Morrison Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-2121
 

Grace P. Alexander
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Grace Pauline Alexander, 78, a homemaker, died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials: American Alzheimers Association.

Grace Pauline Alexander was born Jan. 8, 1919, in Fort Worth. She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary Post 1820 of Temple.

Survivors: Brother, Norris Graves of California; and sisters, Sarah Gertrude Clyde and Jewel Sheppard of Fort Worth.

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

Hettie Arleth
FORT WORTH -- Hettie Arleth, 73, a retired Fort Worth Star-Telegram librarian, died Sunday, March 2, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: noon Thursday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Officiating will be Father Jim Haney. Jack Tinsley will deliver the eulogy. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be David Farmer, Mickey Farmer, Danny Farmer, Brian Brooks, David Brooks and Jodie Harris.

Memorials: Community Hospice of Texas or American Cancer Society.

Hettie Arleth was born Oct. 17, 1923, in Grand Prairie. She was a librarian for 35 years for the Fort Worth Star- Telegram and retired in 1990. She enjoyed traveling and spending time in Magnolia, San Antonio and Lubbock visiting her grandsons.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Noreen Arleth of Magnolia; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Gary Kromer of Fort Worth; brothers, Jack Farmer and his wife, Helen, of Fort Worth and Carl Farmer and his wife, Carol, of Granbury; sisters, Veita Pearson and Marlene Isbell, both of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Airman 1st Class Derek Davis and his wife, Susanne, of Lubbock, and Dustin Arleth and Sam Arleth, both of Magnolia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Woodrow Boice FORT WORTH -- Woodrow Boice, 84, a retired Santa Fe Railway engine foreman, died Monday, March 3, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: private. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth.

Woodrow Boice was born July 21, 1912, in Watertown, S.D. He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the 713th Railroad Operating Battalion.

Mr. Boice was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors: Wife, Yvonne Boice of Fort Worth; daughter Yvonne Graham of Fort Worth; brother, Ernel Boice of California; sister, Gene Pendleton of California; three grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

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

Etta Holt Brown
FORT WORTH -- Etta Holt Brown, 93, a retired educator, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Handley United Methodist Church. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel.

Etta Holt Brown was born Oct. 22, 1903, on the Brennand Ranch near Colorado City, Texas, to Isaac and Bonita Brennand. She was a graduate of Texas Wesleyan College and had a long teaching career in Childress. She then returned to Fort Worth, obtaining her masters degree in education. She became a pioneer in special education with the Fort Worth Independent School District and retired as director of the intermediate division for special education. She then went on to teach at various universities, including the University of Tennessee and Hardin Simmons University in Abilene. After her retirement, she devoted much of her time to Handley United Methodist Church, where she was elected an honorary lifetime member of the administrative board in 1984.

Survivors: Sister, Charlotte Phelan of Canyon Lake; nephew and ward, Charles Phelan of Fort Worth; niece, Anne Biegel of Canyon Lake; and other nieces and nephews, Wayne Phelan, Johnny Phelan, Pat Phelan, Mike Phelan, Kitty Jolly and Rachael Wilson.

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

Beulah Campbell
ARLINGTON -- Beulah Campbell, 93, a homemaker, died Sunday, March 2, 1997, in Arlington.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Thursday in Forrest Cemetery in Gadsden, Ala.

Beulah Campbell was born in Gadsden, Ala., on Jan. 15, 1904.

Survivors: Son, Hoyt McClung and his wife, Jo, of Arlington; grandson, Rick McClung and his wife, Pamela, of Fort Worth; and granddaughters, Lynda Ward and her husband, Buck, of Conroe and Ginger Robinson of Florida.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Norma Canada
FORT WORTH -- Norma Marie Scott Canada, 59, a day-care center director, died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at Greater St. James Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Norma Marie Scott Canada was born Aug. 7, 1937, in Fort Worth, the daughter of Jesse and Nora Spinks Scott. Following graduation from I.M. Terrell High School, Norma attended Texas Southern University and earned a B.A. in physical education. She taught briefly in Fort Worth public schools and began teaching and later directing day-care facilities. She was director of the Martin Luther King Center Day Care until she was disabled.

Norma had been a member of Greater St. James Baptist Church since childhood and was a former choir member. She gave her time in volunteer service and worked to assist several senior citizens in their daily living.

She was the widow of George Canada.

Survivors: Brothers and sisters-in- law, Nathaniel and Bertha Scott of Fort Worth, Charles and Sandra Scott of Arlington and Jesse Scott of Grandview, Miss.; aunt and uncle, John Henry and Virgie Montgomery of Houston; cousins, Mary Louise Venable and Mamie Spinks; a dear and special cousin, Aggie Bell Jordan; and many nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.

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

Juanda Jo DePriest
CROWLEY -- Juanda Jo DePriest, 62, a bookkeeper for Worrell & Worrell Insurance, died Tuesday, March, 4, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Baumgardner Funeral Home in Crowley. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Baumgarder Funeral Home in Crowley. Dr. Carl Jennings will officiate.

Pallbearers: Hal Norman, Steven Norman, Gary Mclaughlin, Bobby Moncrief, Bob Worrell and Bobby Schuler.

Juanda Jo DePriest was born Sept. 21, 1934, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Husband, Gordon A. DePriest of Crowley; sons, Bruce Kelly DePriest, Bryce Kirby DePriest and Bryan "Kenny" DePriest, all of Crowley; mother, Juanita Henderson of Crowley; sister, Billie Busick of Denison; and four grandchildren.

Baumgardner Funeral Home
Crowley, 297-1116
 

Lodema M. Gibson
ITASCA -- Lodema M. Gibson, 90, a homemaker and grocery store bookkeeper, died Monday, March 3, 1997, at an Itasca nursing home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Itasca. Burial: Itasca Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Clayton Kay Funeral Home.

Lodema M. Gibson was born Sept. 14, 1906, in Itasca.

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

W.B. Greanead
CLEBURNE -- W.B. "Bill"Greanead, 63, retired from the Marine Corps., died Monday, March 3, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Military Graveside Service: Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

W.B. Greanead was born May 5, 1933, in Era.

Survivors: Wife, Dorothy Greanead; stepsons, Keith Peterson, Gregg Peterson, Gary Peterson and Kenneth Peterson; daughters, Sheri Witherspoon and Rebecca Macklin; stepdaughter, Linda Peterson; brothers, Odell Greanead and Idell Greanead; sisters, Sue Tatum and Wanda Jones; four grandchildren; 16 step-grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren;

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

Alan R. Heels
MINERAL WELLS -- Alan Richard Heels, 47, a truck driver, died Monday, March 3, 1997, in Coleman County.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Baum- Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home. Burial: Holders Chapel Cemetery in Parker County.

Alan Richard Heels was born Dec. 10, 1949, in San Diego, Calif. He was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors: Daughters, Brandi Peterson of California, Jennifer Heels, Sunday Heels, Heather Heels and Michelle Heels, all of Fort Worth; parents, Richard and Marilyn Heels of Mineral Wells; sisters, Kathy Williams of California and Donna Burns of Millsap; and one grandson.

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

Juanita Henderson
WHITE SETTLEMENT -- Juanita Henderson, 84, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Juanita Henderson was born Feb. 4, 1913, in Holdenville, Okla. She was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church.

Survivors: Husband of 44 years, Clarence Henderson of White Settlement; sons, Floyd Rains of Midwest City, Okla., Carroll Dean Henderson of Oklahoma City, Okla., and John Allen Henderson of Fort Worth; daughters, Grace Key of Crane, Rose Marie Williams of Payne Springs, Patsy Ann Skinner of Fort Worth and Sandra Lee Wilson of White Settlement; brother, Mack Abbott of Tulsa, Okla.; sisters, Della Belle Venable of Lindsay, Okla., and Rosetta Williams of Fort Worth; 21 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Veda L. Hodge
CHANDLER, Okla. -- Veda Louise Hodge, 76, died Monday, March 3, 1997, in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Southern Baptist Church in Chandler, Okla. Rev. Mike Mitchell and Rev. Thom Chappelle will officiate. Burial: Davenport Cemetery.

Veda Louise Hodge was born in Moffett, Okla., on May 12, 1920. She was the daughter of Joe and Mattie Martha McKinney Conallis.

Veda lived most of her life in Lincoln County. She was a member of the Southern Baptist Church in Chandler, Okla., and of the Sac and Fox Tribe of Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, C.C. Hodge, in 1985, and four brothers and five sisters.

Survivors: Sons, Ronnie Hodge and Charles Hodge, both of Chandler, Okla.; daughter, Clarene Spaid of Chandler, Okla.; sister, Billie Jo Sapp of Perryton, Texas; six grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; and other relatives and many friends.

Parks Brothers Funeral Home
Chandler, Okla., (405) 258-1177
 

Floyd C. Jean
PILOT POINT -- Floyd C. Jean, 83, a retired machinist, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at a Denton hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Thursday in Belew Cemetery in Aubrey. Visitation: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Huff-Slay Funeral Home.

Floyd C. Jean was born June 26, 1913, in Howe.

Huff/Slay Funeral Home
Pilot Point, (817) 686-2277
 

Iona L. Jeffress
FORT WORTH -- Iona Lucille Jeffress, 79, a homemaker, died Monday, March 3, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Iona Lucille Jeffress was born Nov. 22, 1917, in Sanger.

Survivors: Sons, Gary G. Jeffress and John Raymond Jeffress, both of Fort Worth; brother, George Atkins of Decatur; sister, Adna Mae Barnett of Crowley; three grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Jermaine D. Johnson
FORT WORTH -- Jermaine Da'Juan Johnson, 5 months old, died Saturday, March 1, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: noon Friday, March 7, 1997, in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Jermaine Da'Juan Johnson was born Sept. 14, 1996, in Wichita Falls.

Survivors: Mother, Sherry Lynn Crayton of Fort Worth; brother, Arnold Crayton; sisters, Tiffany Crayton, Kimberly Crayton and Jasmine Crayton; grandparents, Dorothy Wilson and James Johnson; one uncle; four aunts; and cousins.

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

Janice M. McCulley
FORT WORTH -- Janice Marie McCulley, 74, a retired dietary assistant at Harris-Methodist Hospital, died Monday, March 3, 1997, at a Wedgewood nursing home.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Biggers Funeral Home. Burial: Azleland Memorial Park.

Memorials: Hospice Preferred Choice - D.F.W, 4425 West Airport Freeway, No. 450, Irving, Texas 75062.

Janice Marie McCulley was born Oct. 19, 1922, in Bridgeport. She had been a resident of the area since 1955 and worked in the dietary department of Harris Methodist Hospital for 20 years. She retired in 1982. She was a member of Grace Temple Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred W. McCulley, in 1972 and her daughter, Mrs. Helen Janice Choate, in 1993.

Survivors: Sons, Douglas Warren McCulley of Fort Worth and Fred Dwaine McCulley of Weatherford; daughter, Beverly Leverett of Burleson; brother, J.D. Coffman of Lake Worth; sisters, Irene Yates of Duncanville, Jewell Cox of Channelview and Inez Jennings of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Fred, Darren, Bryan, Angela and Robby McCulley, Mike and Morris Colson, Teenya and John Leverett Jr. and Amberly Johnson.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Hwy., 237-3341
 

Nancy Louise McCulley
DALLAS -- Nancy Louise McCulley, a former Fort Worth resident, passed away Monday, March 3, 1997, at a Dallas hospital after a heart attack.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Thursday at Restland Funeral Home.

Louise was born in Minden, Texas, near Henderson. She later moved with her widowed mother; a brother, Frank; and a sister, Elizabeth, to Arlington. She graduated from Arlington High School and North Texas State University in Denton. She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. Her mother, Corinne Crow, was a retired Arlington schoolteacher, and a school, Corinne Crow Elementary, was named in honor of her. Survivors: Husband of 49 years, George; daughter, Karen McCulley; son, Frank McCulley; granddaughter, Kendall Stixrood; and sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Williams of Ojai, Calif.

Restland Funeral Home
Dallas, (972) 238-7111
 

Adele McKendry
FORT WORTH -- Adele Hamill Steiner McKendry, 75, a former teller with First National Bank of Fort Worth, died Friday, Feb. 28, 1997, at a hospital in Hammond, La.

Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. Friday, March 7, at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Burial: Calvary Cemetery. Vigil: 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials: St. Andrew's Social Ministry, Monsignor Nolan High School or Discalced Carmelites in Arlington.

Adele Hamill Steiner McKendry was born Nov. 11, 1921, in Port Arthur. She moved to Detroit, Mich., at an early age and graduated from St. David's High School there. She then attended Mary Grove College and the University of Detroit. She moved to Fort Worth in 1940 and worked at First National Bank.

During World War II, Mrs. McKendry was an American Red Cross volunteer and drove the Red Cross blood mobile. She was a member of the Legion of Mary and served as secretary to the director of vocations for the Diocese of Dallas- Fort Worth. She was awarded the Trinity Medal by the Most Rev. Thomas K. Gorman.

While a military wife, she worked as a volunteer with the Catholic Women of the Chapel, the NCO Wives Club and the Family Services Office. Since her husband's retirement and return to Fort Worth, she had been an active volunteer at Carswell Air Force Base Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital, where she received the Chaplain's Award for her work in his office, and was a member of the Marriage Tribunal of the Diocese of Fort Worth.

Survivors: Husband, Daniel C. McKendry; daughters, Beth McKendry Tomsic and her husband, John, Anna Marie McKendry Shamblee and her husband, Steven, and Monica McKendry Jenkins and her husband, John; and grandchildren, Christina Tomsic, Jennifer Tomsic and Daniel T. Chamblee.

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

Jeraldine McKinney
FORT WORTH -- Jeraldine "Jerri" McKinney, 59, a supervisor, died Monday, March 3, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: services will be conducted by Hughart-Beard Funeral Home. Burial: Hopkinsville, Ky.

Jeraldine McKinney was born Oct. 10, 1937, in Fairview, Ky. She was a resident of Fort Worth since 1967. She was active in the banking industry, having worked at several Metroplex area banks.

Survivors: Husband, William D. "Bill" McKinney of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Janene and David Welker of Hopkinsville, Ky.; mother, Gillie Short of Hopkinsville, Ky; brother, D.N. Short of Elkton, Ky.; sisters, Pat Shawley of Mercedes, Ellen Harris of Hopkinsville, Barbara Thomas of Ozark, Ala., and Kay Tarbox of Middletown, Pa.; grandson, Kyle Cunningham; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Charles M. Morton Sr.
FORT WORTH -- Charles Morris Morton Sr., 75, who retired from General Dynamics in 1975, died Monday, March 3, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Charles Morris Morton Sr. was born Sept. 19, 1921, in Forreston. He served in World War II in the Army Air Forces and had 34 years of civil service in the A.F.P.R.O. He was a member of the D.A.V. and Burton Hill Baptist Church and was a supporter of children's sports.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Survivors: Wife of 53 years, Ruth Naomi Morton; sons, Charles M. Morton Jr. and his wife, Tosha, of Conroe and Michael Wayne Morton and his wife, Sherrye, of Fort Worth; daughter, Sondra Kay Yeager and her husband, Michael, of Fort Worth; brother, Billy Jack Morton of Payette, Idaho; sister, Matalene Taylor of Cleburne; grandchildren, Tamera Morton, Heather Morton, Keri Morton-Rimoldi and her husband, Tony, Michael Morton II, Ashley Morton, Allison Yeager and Katie Yeager; and great-grandchildren, Julia Anne Rimoldi and T.J. Rimoldi.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Elizabeth C. Oser
FORT WORTH -- Elizabeth Cowley Oser, 83, a retired bookkeeper, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Elizabeth Cowley Oser was born Feb. 21, 1914, in Idabel, Okla. She had been a Fort Worth resident since 1933 and was retired from the State of Texas.

Survivors: Son, William L. Sharp; sister, Kathleen Dritt; grandchildren, William David Simmons, Daniel Patrick Sharp, Robert Barton Sharp and Cynthia Jean Valentine; and five great- grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Ed Pitchford
HURST -- Ed Pitchford, 74, a retired reliability engineer, died Monday, March 3, 1997, in North Richland Hills.

Funeral: noon Thursday at Restland Funeral Home. Burial: Restland Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Ed Pitchford was born June 16, 1922. He retired from General Motors in Arlington in 1981. Mr. Pitchford was a Baptist and a member of the Hurst Police Department Reserves.

Survivors: Wife, Beatrice Pitchford; daughters, Belinda L. Pitchford and Barbara G. Pitchford-Sanborn; stepsons, Jack and Jim Dill; stepgrandchildren, Joy and Jay, Jared and Jennifer and Brandon and Joshua; son-in-law, Pete Sanborn; and step-daughters-in-law, Ann Dill and Donna Dill.

Restland Funeral Home
Dallas, (972) 238-7111
 

Chester Samples
FORT WORTH -- Chester "Dick" Samples, 83, a plumbing contractor, died Monday, March 3, 1997, at a Richland Hills nursing home.

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

Chester "Dick" Samples was born July 24, 1913, in Caney, Ark. He was the second of four children born to Willie and Mary Samples. He moved to Texas when he was 8 years old and had been a resident since.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Norma and Robert M. Cooper Sr. of Colleyville; sister, Bertie V. Bowen of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Robert M. Cooper Jr. and Stephen R. Cooper Sr.; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Austen A. Sanov
RANGER -- Austen Alexander Sanov, 5, passed away Sunday, March 2, 1997, in an automobile accident near Ranger.

Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Rita's Catholic Church in Ranger. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery.

Austen was born Jan. 29, 1992, in Houston. He loved roller-blading, basketball, football and baseball.

Survivors: Parents, Phillip and Michele Butler Sanov; grandparents, Ron and Rowena Butler and Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Sanov; great- grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Butler, W.H. and Vernice Wilson and Anita Sterling Rosier; sister, Allyson Elizabeth Sanov; and aunts and uncles, Ron and Lorilei Butler, Michael Butler, Felicia Sanov, Ronnie and Liz Sanov, Jack and Joann Serres and Carla McIlvaine.

Edwards Funeral Home
Ranger, (817) 647-1133
 

George K. Schick
WEATHERFORD -- George K. Schick, 80, a retired groundskeeper, died Monday, March 3, 1997, at home.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Wednesday in Azleland Memorial Park.

George K. Schick was born May 24, 1916, in Jenkins, Ky. He retired in 1972 from the Fort Worth Parks Department and had lived in Weatherford since 1979.

Survivors: Son, George E. Schick of Fort Worth; brother, Eugene G. Schick of Victoria; and two grandchildren.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341
 

Joyce M. Smith
FORT WORTH -- Joyce M. Smith, 72, a retired presser for dry cleaners, died Friday, Feb. 28, 1997, at an Arlington retirement center.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday at Providence Baptist Church. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Garden. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Williams Funeral Chapel.

Joyce M. Smith was born Feb. 11, 1925, in Cleburne. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church and an usher. She was the widow of Walter Smith. Survivors: Son, Weldon E. Smith; daughters, Carolyn Hunt and Molinda Ellis; sister, Edna Barrett; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

Travis R. Sparkman
HILLSBORO -- Travis R. Sparkman, 61, a service department manager for Wright-Lincoln Mercury in Cleburne, died Monday, March 3, 1997, at a Bedford Hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Grapevine. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.

Travis R. Sparkman was born June 28, 1935, in Locker. He was a local muscician for 25 years. He was a member of the Hurst Masonic Lodge and Lions Club of Hurst. He was currently employed at Wright-Lincoln Mercury in Cleburne as the service department manager. He was a loving husband and father and will be deeply missed by all his family and friends.

Survivors: Wife of 42 years, Sandra Sparkman of Hillsboro; son, Ray L. Sparkman of Burlington, N.D.; daughters, Kay Day of Arlington and Tina Franks of Rendon; sisters, Martha Ham of Arlington, Mary McCarty of Weatherford and Geneva Shaw of San Saba; grandchildren, David Burns of Mansfield, Shannon Burns of Rendon, Lorne Day of Arlington, Marcus Day of Arlington and Chris Sparkman and Greg Sparkman, both of Burlington, N.D.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Mary E. Stevens
FORT WORTH -- Mary Evelyn Stevens, 83, a retired doctor's assistant, died Monday, March 3, 1997, at a North Richland Hills hospital.

Funeral: noon Thursday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Mary Evelyn Stevens was born Jan. 26, 1914, in Marion, Ind.

Survivors: Sons, Edward Bradfield of Austin and James Bradfield of Decatur; daughters, Phyllis Seviek and Carol Yanowski, both of Fort Worth; 17 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Mildred A. Stringer
WEATHERFORD -- Mildred Alice Stringer, 91, a homemaker, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Graveside service: 1 p.m. Thursday in Dawson Cemetery in Dawson. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mildred A. Stringer was born Feb. 16, 1906, in Lewisville.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Betty Stringer of Sweetwater; daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Bill Moore of Weatherford; brother, Tom Claytor of Little Elm; sister, Marion Thetford of Fort Worth, Mattie Chapman of Arlington and Ruth Kite of Hollis, Okla.; four grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

M.F. Tillery
PERRIN -- M.F. "Frank" Tillery, 97, a farmer, died Monday, March 3, 1997, in Mineral Wells.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Coker Funeral Home. Burial: Perrin Memorial Gardens.

M.F. "Frank" Tillery was born Sept. 4, 1899, in Dallas County.

Coker Funeral Home
Jacksboro, (817) 567-3778
 

Henry G. Turner
OLD BOWIE LAKE -- Henry Gaston Turner, 77, a retired carpenter, died Monday, March 3, 1997, in Bowie.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday at Burgess- Fry-Owens-Brumley. Graveside service: 4 p.m. in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. Visitation: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Henry Gaston Turner was born June 5, 1919, in Pattsville, Ark.

Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley
Bowie, (817) 872-1144
 

Ethel P. Vaughn
ABILENE -- Ethel "Sister" Price Vaughn died Sunday, March 2, 1997.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday in Abilene .

Ethel P. Vaughn was born July 17, 1932, in Teague to Steve and Mattie Price. She matriculated at Booker T. Washington High School. She united in matrimony to Walter H. Vaughn on May 15, 1949.

Her beautiful smile and joyous laughter were ever present. She was preceded in death by her father, stepfather and brother.

Survivors: Daughter, Valerie Robertson; granddaughter, Moriah Robertson; beloved mother, Mattie Williams; brothers, Steve Price, Walter Price, Franklin Williams and Billy Williams; sisters, Carol Holmes and Lou Barnes; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Elliott-Hamil Funeral Homes
Abilene, (915) 677-4355
 

Charles P. Westpheling FORT WORTH -- Charles P. Westpheling, 88, a retired Army colonel and investment banker, died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

Charles P. Westpheling was born Feb. 23, 1909, in St. Joseph, Mo. He graduated from West Point in 1931. He had a distinguished 30-year military career, serving in the Field Artillery and Transportation Corps. His last active duty assignment was as commander of Eagle Mountain Army Airfield in Fort Worth. Following retirement from the Army, Col. Westpheling worked for the city of Fort Worth and then as an investment banker for more than three decades. He was an active member of the West Side Optimist Club, the Retired Officers Association, the West Point Parents Association and the West Point Association of Graduates.

Col. Westpheling was admired and respected for his mentoring and caring of other blind people. His personal accomplishments were an inspiration to all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Helen Todd Westpheling.

Survivors: Sons, Charles T. Westpheling, retired Army colonel, NATO, HQ, Brussels, Belgium, and his wife, Brenda, and Ernest D. Westpheling, retired Army colonel, Marion Military Institute, Marion, Ala.; daughter, Jane L. Hudak, Army colonel, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington D.C., and her husband, Ronald P. Hudak, Army colonel; sister, Mary Bower of Colorado Springs, Colo.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; cousin, Mary Elizabeth Westpheling of Long Beach, Calif.; and nephew, Frank Butcher, retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, Omaha, Neb.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Elaine White
BEDFORD -- Elaine White, 75, a homemaker, died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at a Bedford hospital.

Funeral: 12 noon Wednesday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Elaine White was born Jan. 5, 1922, in Ardmore, Okla. She was taking computer classes at 70 years of age at General Motors UAW Skills Center.

Survivors: Husband, Edward White of Bedford; son, Darrell and his wife, Connie White, of Euless; daughter, Lois and husband, James Dudley, of North Richland Hills; brothers, Gerald Brown of San Diego, Calif., and Dale Brown of North Richland Hills.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Elsie L . Yeiser
MINERAL WELLS -- Elsie L. Yeiser, 97, a retired dress shop sales clerk, died Monday, March 3, 1997, at a Mineral Wells nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Baum- Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home. Burial: Poe Prairie Cemetery in Parker County.

Elsie L. Yeiser was born Dec. 4, 1899, in Parker County. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors: Brother, Clifford Clayton of California; sister, Lucille Bodiford of Millsap; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Cecil M. Young
ALVARADO -- Cecil M. Young, 69, a retired Bell Helicopter dispatcher, died Sunday, March 2, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Wednesday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Cecil M. Young was born Sept. 27, 1927, in Arkansas. He had been a Fort Worth resident for more than 55 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nell Young, and a brother, Talmadge Young.

Survivors: Sons, Larry Young of Alvarado and Gary M. Young of Fort Worth; daughter, Diann McLemore of Waynesboro, Pa.; brother, Billy G. Young of Alvarado; grandchildren, Steven and Chad Young, Stacey and Emily Young of Fort Worth and Bryan and Misty McLemore of Pennsylvania; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

C.L. Young
MINERAL WELLS -- C.L. Young, 55, a retired banker, died Monday, March 3, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at South Side Church of Christ. Burial: Woodland Park Cemetery. Visitation: Until 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

C. L. Young was born March 14, 1941, in Seagraves.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Sherri Young of Mineral Wells; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Gary Miller of Plainview; father, Calvin Young of Lubbock; brothers, Delton Young of Wellman, Edwin Young of Austin, Ray Young of Copeland and Earnie Young of Duncanville; sisters, Vivian Renfrow of Midland and Sharon White of Denton; and grandchildren, Kristie and Jason Miller and Codi Young.

White's Funeral Home
Mineral Wells, (817) 325-3311

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