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Published March 8, 1997

Hulan Ray Bailey 

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Oakwood Cemetery in Jacksboro.

Hulan Ray Bailey was born Nov. 23, 1937, in Klamath Falls, Ore. He had worked for the White Settlement Independent School District since 1976.

Survivors: Wife, LaVerne Bailey; son, Hulan Bailey; three daughters, Sheila Polhamus, Hope Hertel and Julie Davis, all of White Settlement; father, Hugh H. Bailey of Jermyn; sister, Patsy Sue Hale of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Vincent Polhamus, Amy and Ozzie Carbonell, Christopher Hertel, Robert Hertel and Michael Hertel, Kristina Bailey, Rayann Bailey, Megan Walsh and Steven Davis.

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

Martha Baker
FORT WORTH -- Martha Baker, 93, a homemaker, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Riverside Baptist Church. Dr. Harold Freeman will officiate. Graveside service: 2 p.m. in Sunset Cemetery in Montague County. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Shannon North Funeral Chapel.

Martha Baker was born Feb. 12, 1904, in Park Springs. She was an active member of Riverside Baptist Church for many years.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Bea Hipp of Fort Worth; brother, Harvey Wines of Memphis, Texas; grandsons, Jim Hipp of New Mexico and Bill Tillett of California; and great- grandson, Derek Tillett.

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

Sybille Berkes
GORDONVILLE -- Sybille Berkes, 74, a homemaker, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at a Denison hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.

Sybille Berkes was born Nov. 1, 1922, in Fort Worth.

She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Keller.

Survivors: Husband, Bob Berkes of Sherwood Shores; sons, Ronney Orr and Pete Orr, both of Watauga; daughters, Mary Davidson of Haltom City and Mickie Landers of Watauga; sister, Joanne Blevins of Washington; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two nephews.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Ella G.C. Billings
BURLESON -- Ella Grace Cheek "Granny Bill" Billings, 101, a homemaker, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at a Fort Worth nursing center.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Kopperl Cemetery in Kopperl.

Ella Billings was born March 18, 1895, in Bosque County.

Survivors: Sons, Marvin J. Billings of Morgan, Walter Lee Billings of Kilgore and James Berry Billings of Lone Star; daughter, Dolores Billings Akin of Burleson; seven grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren.

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

Velma Ruth Bolles
LAKE WORTH -- Velma Ruth Bolles, 89, a homemaker, passed away Thursday, March 6, 1997, at a local nursing home after a lengthy illness.

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

Velma Ruth Bolles was born March 6, 1908, in Killeen. She had been a Lake Worth resident since 1966. She was the former owner of Bolles Printing Company and was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Bolles.

Survivors: Numerous nieces and nephews.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341
 

Rebecca Bowles
ALVARADO -- Rebecca Bowles, 44, a restaurant waitress, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Clayton Kay Funeral Home in Alvarado.

Rebecca Bowles was born May 11, 1952, in Fort Worth.

Clayton Kay Funeral Home
Alvarado, (817) 783-3062
 

Theda Burner
FORT WORTH -- Theda "Pete" Burner, 76, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at a care center in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Johnson's Funeral Home. Officiating: the Rev. Carol Walther of Fort Worth. Burial: Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.

Pete was born July 5, 1921, in Enid, Okla. She was a longtime resident of San Angelo before moving to Fort Worth in May 1996.

Survivors: Her husband, Melvin Burner of Fort Worth; son, Melvin B. Burner of Austin; sister, Mary Oller of Enid; and two grandchildren.

Johnson's Funeral Home
San Angelo, (915) 655-3113
 

B. Jack Carlton
FORT WORTH -- B. Jack Carlton, 61, a retired insurance agent, died Friday, March 7, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

B. Jack Carlton was born May 6, 1935, in Postelle, Ark. He had a career in the insurance industry, including being claim and loss manager in Savannah and Atlanta, Ga., vice president of claims for Equitable General Insurance Companies in Fort Worth, and owner of Jack Carlton State Farm Insurance Agency for 13 years. He retired in 1995.

Mr. Carlton served four years in the Air Force during the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Carlton, in 1995, and his sister, Jean Faust, in 1991.

Survivors: Wife, Sarah Carlton of Fort Worth; son, Doug Carlton of Sunnyvale, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Wes Barnhart of Southlake; mother, Nell Carlton of Marvell, Ark.; and grandchildren, Thomas and Timothy Barnhart of Southlake.

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

H.G. Carter
FORT WORTH -- H.G. "Jerry" Carter, 75, a retired oil jobber, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, in Haltom City.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

H.G. "Jerry" Carter was born Feb. 21, 1922, in Fort Worth, where he lived all his life. He retired as a self-employed oil jobber.

Survivors: Sons, Wayne Carter of Denton and Bradley Carter of Fort Worth; sister, Clotile Coniglio of Houston; five grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.

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

Jack Carter
FORESTBURG -- Jack Carter, 70, a retired inspector for General Dynamics, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, in Forestburg.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Burgess- Fry-Owens-Brumley in Bowie. Burial: Perryman Cemetery in Forestburg.

Jack Carter was born April 13, 1926, in Denton.

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

Todd Kevin Cottle
ARLINGTON -- Todd Kevin Cottle, 25, a bus driver, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Saturday in Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: at the graveside service.

Todd Kevin Cottle was born July 21, 1971, in Hawthorne, Calif.

Survivors: Wife, Melissa Cottle of Arlington; parents, Neldon and Linda Cottle of Mineral Wells; and brother, Troy Cottle of San Antonio.

Guardian Funeral Home
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Alvis Nelson Eason
ALVORD -- Alvis Nelson Eason, 87, a pipeline construction welder, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at a Bowie hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m Sunday at First Baptist Church. Burial: Alvord Cemetery . Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Coker Funeral Home in Decatur.

Alvis Nelson Eason was born Oct. 19, 1909, in Wise County. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Alvord, Eastern Star and the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors: Wife of 61 years, Zula Harper Eason of Alvord; son, Charles Curtis Eason of Huntsville Ala.; daughter Lue Ella Jones of Alvord; brother, Charles O. Eason of Morristown Pa.; sister, Dora Evelyn Tabb of Mineral Wells; eight grandchildren and 18 great- grandchildren.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959
 

Florence H. Freeman
ARLINGTON -- Florence H. Freeman, 63, a homemaker, died Friday, March 7, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Bean- Massey-Burge Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Memorials: Turnpike Church of Christ.

Florence Freeman was born March 17, 1933, in Cross Plains.

Survivors: Husband of 47 years, Marvin J. Freeman of Arlington; sons, Gary Lynn Freeman of Fort Worth and Ricky J. Freeman of Arlington; daughter, Cheri Waldbauer of Arlington; brother, G.D. Harlow of Arlington; sister, Lella Kregle of Aberdeen, Md.; and grandchildren, Shannon Freeman, Rachel Freeman, Stefani Russel and Chris Freeman, all of Arlington.

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

Robert Haywood
FORT WORTH -- Robert "Butch" Haywood, 70, a retired Masonic Temple employee, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 2823 N. Houston St. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Family hour: 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Robert "Butch" Haywood was born Jan. 21, 1927, in Malone. He was a truck driver with Ben E. Keith for 15 years and was a custodian for the Masonic Temple and American Maintenance.

Survivors: Wife, Evelyn Davis Haywood of Fort Worth; two stepdaughters, Vanessa Lane and Delois Lane, both of Fort Worth; and four stepgrandchildren, Lee Lane, Brandon Lane, Jamarion Lane and Sir Aston Briscoe.

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

Lonnie L. Ivy
FORT WORTH -- Lonnie Lee "Senior" Ivy, 64, a retired truck driver, died Friday, March 7, 1997, at a Fort Worth nursing home.

Memorial service: 3 p.m. Sunday at Riverside Church of God, 900 Bonnie Brae. Burial: Laneville Cemetery in Laneville.

Lonnie Ivy was born May 23, 1932, in Laneville.

Survivors: Sons, Lonnie Pittman of Fort Worth and Stephen Ivy of Oakland, Calif.; daughters, Susan Harrison of Fort Worth and Terri Sparks of California; sisters, Maybelle Akins of Henderson and Billie Ruth Thrasher and Shirley Stutts; nine grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

Brown, Owens & Brumley
425 S. Henderson St., 335-4557
 

Oneta L. Karre
SAGINAW -- Oneta L. Karre, 70, a beloved mother and grandmother and a retired nurse, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Fellowship Baptist Church in Saginaw. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Oneta L. Karre was born Dec. 10, 1926, in Bowie and was a resident of Fort Worth for 50 years. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Mrs. Karre's favorite pastimes were quilting and embroidery.

Survivors: Sons, Robert R. Luster and his wife, Barbara, of Fort Worth and Donald W. Luster and his wife, Kathy, of Whitesboro; daughters, Elouise Knight Emo and her husband, Vincent, of Bedford and Rebecca Taylor of Saginaw; brother, Jimmy Lindsey and his wife, Mary, of Bowie; sisters, Wanda Sigman of Bowie and Joyce Green and her husband, George, and Janet Mitchell and her husband, Tommy, all of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Brandy Luster and Kevin Knight, both of Arlington, and Amber Taylor of Saginaw; great-grandchildren, Chelsey Luster and Kirsten Luster, both of Arlington; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Michael C. Kelley
FORT WORTH -- Michael Charles Kelley, 47, a property manager, died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: none.

Michael Kelley was born Aug. 25, 1949, in Chicago.

Survivors: Son, Michael Kelley of Arlington; daughters, Jennifer Kelley of Louisville, Ky., and Cathy Kelley of Fort Worth; sister, Francine Hooten of Camden, Tenn.
 

Toney E. Kemp
PALO PINTO -- Toney Ellnore Kemp, 87, a caregiver, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, in Amarillo.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Baum- Carlock-Bumgardner in Mineral Wells.

Toney Kemp was born Aug. 7, 1909, in Lake Creek.

Survivors: Daughter, Jo Ann Stoner of Amarillo; sister, Agnes Rabel of Dodson Prairie; grandchildren, Wendell Stoner and Lisa Chambers, both of Amarillo, and Chris Stoner of Fort Stockton; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Kenneth A. Kent
FORT WORTH -- Kenneth Allen Kent, 63, a retired maintenance employee for the Fort Worth Water Department, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at a nursing home.

Memorial service: none.

Memorials: American Cancer Society. Kenneth A. Kent was born March 21, 1933, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Brother, Joe Kent of Alvarado.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Ora Mae Lain
KERRVILLE -- Ora Mae Lain, 93, a homemaker, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at a local retirement center.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Sunday in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.

Ora Mae Lain was born Aug. 31, 1903, in Osyka, Miss. She was a resident of Fort Worth for 60 years until moving to Kerrville 3 1/2 years ago.

She was a longtime member of University Christian Church in Fort Worth. She loved people and was very devoted to her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Lain Sr., in 1980.

Survivors: Son, Albert Lain Jr. of Austin; daughter, Martha York of Hunt; two sisters, Edna Nelson of Diamond Head, Miss., and Miriam Doll of Atlanta Ga.; six grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

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

Loretta Laney
GRANBURY -- Loretta Laney, 57, a homemaker, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at a Dallas hospital.

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

Loretta Laney was born July 13, 1939, in Iowa Park.

Survivors: Husband, Bill Laney of Granbury; sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Cindy Glenn and Joe and Holly Wheat, both of Granbury; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Jim Baker of Granbury; stepson, Marshall Laney of Fort Worth; mother-in-law, Violet Scott of Stephenville; brother, Lawrence Case of Iowa Park; sisters, Lorene Register of Electra, Ellen Gee of Wichita Falls and Virginia Schoonover of Burleson; and grandchildren, Suzanne and Debbie Baker, Joanna, Felicia and Zack Wheat, Jimmy Jr. and Abby and Beth Glenn.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

Martha Martinez
RIVER OAKS -- Martha Martinez, 43, in food services, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Martha Martinez was born Feb. 11, 1954, in El Paso. She moved to Fort Worth in 1988 from El Paso. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She was employed by Texas-American Food Services of Fort Worth.

Survivors: Husband of 13 years, Joaquin Martinez of River Oaks; sons, Joel Martinez and Jake Martinez Jr., both of River Oaks; daughters, Martha Valles and Crystal Martinez, both of River Oaks; mother, Inez Perez; father, Enrique Murga; three brothers; two sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Eugene R. McIntire
GRANBURY -- Eugene R. McIntire, 67, a retired Air Force transportation officer, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at a Granbury hospital.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Sunday at Wiley Funeral Home.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Eugene McIntire was born April 22, 1929, in Indianapolis, Ind.

He was an assistant professor for Hanover College in Indiana and a center director and professor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He was active in Master Gardners in Granbury.

Survivors: Wife, Marian McIntire of Granbury; son, Jay Scott McIntire of LaVerne, Calif.; daughter, Debora Himber of Houston; brother, William David McIntire of Denver, Colo.; and four grandchildren.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

Daniel Medina Jr.
FORT WORTH -- Daniel Medina Jr., 65, a quality assurance inspector for the Department of Defense, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Con-celebrated funeral Mass: 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Patrick Cathedral. Morning prayers: 10 a.m. Monday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be David Copado, Bruce Martin, Jeremy Medina, Michael Medina Jr., Mike Medina Sr. and Phillip Medina. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Arenson, Phillip Koch, Manuel Longoria, Ocie Morgan and Johnny Santiago.

Memorials: St. Patrick Cathedral Building Renovation Fund, 1206 Throckmorton, Fort Worth 76102.

Daniel Medina Jr. was born June 23, 1931, in Bastrop and had resided in Fort Worth since 1967. He was an Air Force veteran, serving during the Korean War from 1951 to 1955.

Mr. Medina was a member of St. Patrick Cathedral and Knights of Columbus Council 4709.

Survivors: Wife, Gloria J. Medina; sons, Albert Medina and his wife, Sylvia, of Fort Worth and the Rev. Hector Medina of Wichita Falls; daughter, Yolanda R. DuClos and her husband, Dion, of Fort Worth; brothers, Robert Medina of Galveston and Miguel Medina of Euless; sisters, Viola Serna, Otila Salinas and Teresa Copado, all of Galveston; and grandchildren, Phillip, Jeremy and Danielle.

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

Florence E. Mercer
WICHITA FALLS -- Florence Eleanor Mercer, 99, a homemaker, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at a Wichita Falls nursing home.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday in East Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford.

Florence Mercer was born Feb. 16, 1898, in Livingston, Polk County.

She married William R. Mercer in 1916 in Anson. He died in 1958.

Survivors: Sons, Morris K. Mercer of Wichita Falls and Roy S. Mercer; daughter, Jean M. Jordan of Houston; seven grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild.

White's Funeral Home
Weatherford, (817) 596-4811
 

Dorothy M. Napier
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Dorothy May Napier, 79, a homemaker, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, in Grapevine, Texas.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Thomas Funeral Home in Terre Haute. Burial: Highland Lawn Cemetery in Terre Haute.

Dorothy May Napier was born Sept. 16, 1917, in Terre Haute. She graduated from Garfield High School in Terre Haute and was a member of "The Rankin Girls," an informal group of women who went to grade school together and had monthly luncheons.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Hughey A. Adams of Grapevine; brother, Emmett Rhoderick of Terre Haute; sister, Helen Diede of Terre Haute; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lucas Funeral Home
Grapevine, 488-7566
 

Charles E. Rosenthal
ARLINGT0N -- Charles E. Rosenthal, 60, a retired machinist, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at home.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Charles E. Rosenthal was born Oct. 25, 1936, in Wichita Falls. He had worked for Bell Helicopter for 30 years, retiring one year ago.

Survivors: Sister, Charlene Gertner Norman of Lakewood, N.J.; two nieces, Lenore Webb of Bricktown, N.J., and Alison Mann of Lakewood, N.J.; five great nieces and nephews, Derek Webb, Braden Webb, John Norman Mann, Meagan Mann and Michaela Mann; and several friends, including, Thomas Layton of Plano, Don Chandler of Fort Worth and Karen Weaver of Watauga.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Richard Jan Schult
zFORT WORTH -- Richard Jan Schultz, 55, a salesman, died Saturday, March 1, 1997, at home.

Interment: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Richard Jan Schultz was born Feb. 18, 1942, in Milwaukee, Wis. He was an Army veteran.

Survivors: Sister, Marianne Nimeshein of Albuquerque, N.M.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Georgia L. Sevier
HURST -- Georgia Law Sevier, 93, a homemaker, died Friday, March 7, 1997, in Bedford.

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

Georgia Sevier was born June 20, 1903, in Fort Worth.

She was a lifetime Fort Worth area resident and was founder and first president of Post Auxiliary No. 379, which was established in 1965. She remained an active member. Georgia was a Methodist and spent a lifetime in service for her family, country and organizations. As a highly respected member, some of her achievements are as follows: Lifetime Gold Card Member of the La Sociate De Femme Cabanna 40/8 1185, Lifetime Member to the Veteran of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxilary No. 708, past Noble Grand of Magnolia Rebekah Lodge No. 130. She was a member of La Botique Des Huit Chapeap Et. Quatante Femme No. 112, Nurse Chair Lady of La Societe Femme Cabanna 40/8 1185, First Secretary of the Sevier Family Associations when formed in 1959. She received an award from the American Legion Nursing Program after 20 years' service. Norma Stafford and the members of Ladies Auxiliary No. 708 will host a gravesite service for their beloved member. In her honor the men from Post No. 379 will serve as pallbearers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Sevier.

Survivors: Daughter, Margaret M. Dent of Euless; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and eight great- great-grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Danny Smith
TEMPLE -- Danny Smith, 49, a truck driver, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors. Dr. Rodney Bolejack will officiate. Burial: Itasca Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Danny Smith was born Aug. 3, 1947, in Hillsboro, the son of Daniel B. and Geneva Bennett Smith. At a young age, he moved to Fort Worth, where he was raised. He moved from Fort Worth to Wichita Falls and then to Austin. After high school, he entered the Air Force.

Mr. Smith married Claudia Ernestine Wolff on Aug. 20, 1971. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors: Wife, Claudia Ernestine Smith of Temple; mother, Geneva Smith of Itasca; grandfather, T.C. Smith of Fort Worth; children, Cristol Payton of Sealy, Marty Smith of Austin and Rocky Joe Smith of Austin; brothers, Bill King of Waco and Curtis King of Fort Worth; sisters, Darline King Riley of Bedford, Glenda King of Watauga and Shirley Hardee of Arkansas; grandchildren, Phillip Lee Smith and Christopher Ryan Smith; and several nieces and nephews.

Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors
Hillsboro, (817) 582-2581
 

Johnny W. Tate Jr.
SAGINAW -- Johnny W. Tate Jr., 56, a reserve police captain with the Saginaw police department, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at a Birmingham, Ala., hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Johnny W. Tate Jr. was born, Aug. 6, 1940, in Fort Worth.

He retired from LTV, was a Navy veteran and a reserve police captain 17 years.

Survivors: Wife, Teddie Tate of Saginaw; mother, Margaret Reneau of Saginaw; son, Johnny W. Tate III of Saginaw; daughters, Shellie Tate and Terri Luttrell of Saginaw; sisters, Sue and husband, Hugh Dale McClendon, of Weatherford, Glenda and husband, Tom McClendon, of Azle; Beverly and husband, Jarrell Whitfill, of Crowley and Fairy and husband, Michael Moore, of Saginaw; brother, Don Tate and wife, Annetta, of Azle; grandson, Zachary Tate of Saginaw; and 12 nieces and nephews.

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

Tracey Turner
GARLAND -- Tracey Turner, 33, passed away Thursday, March 6, 1997, in Garland.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Restland Funeral Home. Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday in Red Hill Cemetery in Murchison. Visitation: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tracey Turner was born Sept. 23, 1963, in Decatur.

Survivors: Father, Charles R. Turner and his wife, Carolyn, of Granbury; mother, Beverly Knickerbocker and her husband, Tom, of Garland; brother, Jon Turner and his wife, Terri, of Arlington; sister, Leslie Weems of Houston; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O.S. Turner of Gainesville.

Restland Funeral Home
Dallas, (972) 238-7111
 

Jim P. Whisenhunt
MINERAL WELLS -- Jim Pruett Whisenhunt, 80, a retired carpenter, died Friday, March 7, 1997, in Whitt.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Sunday at Church of God in Mineral Wells. Burial: Whitt Cemetery.

Jim Pruett Whisenhunt was born Dec. 16, 1916, in Merkel. He had lived in Mineral Wells since 1961 and was a former Whitt resident. He was a member of the Church of God.

Survivors: Wife, Dona Whisenhunt of Mineral Wells; sons, James Whisenhunt of Whitt, Earl Whisenhunt of Burleson and Jimmie Davis of Whitt; daughters, Barbara Breeden of Whitt, Carolyn Mallory of Caddo, Jackie Harris of Marshall, Carol Willis of Mineral Wells and Florene Alexander of Denton; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

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

Winston E. Wiggins
KELLER -- Winston E. Wiggins, 41, an auto machinist, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, in Keller.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Foust Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: Saturday at the funeral home.

Winston E. Wiggins was born Jan. 18, 1956, in Dallas.

Survivors: Daughters, Teresa Wiggins of North Richland Hills and Ashley Wiggins of Victory; parents, Carl and Frances Wiggins of Colleyville; brother, Randall Wiggins of Colleyville; and sister, Carla Kinney of Keller.

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

Pamela C. Willard
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Pamela Carol Willard, 47, an elementary school teacher, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 1997, in North Richland Hills.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday at North Richland Hills Baptist Church, 4001 Vance.

Memorials: Church Building Fund for the new children and pre-school building at North Richland Hills Baptist Church, 4001 Vance, Fort Worth, Texas 76180.

Pamela Willard was born July 17, 1949, in Fort Worth.

She taught elementary age children in Humble, Odessa, Van Alstyne, Gunter and Saginaw. Pamela had fought a courageous battle with cancer since 1991 and her last step was the easiest.

Survivors: Husband, Larry Willard; children, Daniel Willard and Rachel Willard; parents, James and Billie Steeley; and sister, Karen Scoggins of Garland.

Restland Funeral Home
Dallas, (972) 238-7111
 

Ethel G. Wirt
FORT WORTH -- Ethel G. Wirt, 89, a secretary, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, at home.

Ethel G. Wirt was born March 1, 1908, in Plain Dealing, La. She worked in the Dallas and Fort Worth offices of the tax assessor and was a member of the Methodist Church.

Graveside service was at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Freddye Gray and Don William Kimberling; grandchildren, Jerome Kimberling and his wife, Karen, and Sally Wisely and her husband, Vincent; great- grandchildren, Jerome Kimberling Jr., Crawford Kimberling and Katheryn Wisely; and eight nieces and nephews.

Restland Funeral Home
Dallas, (972) 238-7111
 

Lela M. Wright
DECATUR -- Lela Mae Wright, 94, a homemaker, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at a Decatur convalescent home.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Fundamental Baptist Church in Decatur. Burial: Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Coker Funeral Home.

Lela Mae Wright was born July 24, 1902, in Wise County.

She married the late Jack Wright in 1921. She was a member of Fundamental Baptist Church in Decatur.

Survivors: Son, Herbert J. Wright of Decatur; daughters, Medna Bryant of Tacoma, Wash., Oleta Horner of Alvord, Iona Lindsey of Sanger, Ruth Williams of Fort Mill, S.C., and Fran Pate of Mesquite; sisters, Nona Gage of Denton and Gladys Chambers of El Paso; 20 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959

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