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Published March 10, 1997

Breta Adams
BRECKENRIDGE -- Breta Adams, 76, a homemaker, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at a Dallas medical center.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Morehart Mortuary. Burial: Breckenridge Cemetery.

Memorials: Meals on Wheels or Stephens Memorial Hospital Home Health Department.

Breta Adams was born Nov. 8, 1920, in Blythe, Calif.

Morehart Mortuary
Breckenridge, (817) 559-5421

Lena P. Arnold
FORT WORTH -- Lena P. Arnold, 74, who retired from the mail department of a department store, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at River Oaks Baptist Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Lena P. Arnold was born Oct. 22, 1922, in Henrietta. She was a member of the River Oaks Baptist Church. She retired from Montgomery Ward mail order department. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Arnold in 1989.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Jack L. and Judy Arnold of North Richland Hills; sisters, Rebecca Mabry of Fort Worth, and Lillie Anderson of Henrietta; sisters-in-law, Joyce Arnold and Hazel Davis Todd, both of Henrietta; grandchildren, Annette Arnold Broom and husband, Kevin Broom and Jeffrey Arnold; great-grandchildren, Dustin and Travis Broom; 20 nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Moises Arredondo
FORT WORTH -- Moises Arredondo, a newborn, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral:2 p.m. Monday at Alonzo Chapel. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Alonzo Chapel.

Moises Arredondo was born Jan. 30, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Parents, Veronica Vento and Joel Arredondo; brother, Joel Tommy Gonzales; sister, Vallarie Rosanne Vento; grandparents, Fabian and Ana Maria Arredondo and Hortencia Polin and Santos Garza; numerous aunts and uncles; and numerous cousins.

Alonzo Funeral Home
2301 Ephriham Ave., 740-9091

Gladys M. Averitt
FORT WORTH -- Gladys Marie Averitt, 77, a homemaker, died Friday, March, 7, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. George Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials: Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Gladys Averitt was born Oct. 2, 1919, in Wadsworth.

She lived in the Fort Worth area for more than 50 years. She was a member of St. George Catholic Church Altar Society. She was preceded in death by husband, Doyle Averitt in 1986 and daughter, Karen McKinnon in 1984.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Ruby and Frank Dillon of Marina del Rey, Calif.; daughter, Sandra Jarvis of Hurst; brothers, Bryan Lee, Edward Lee, Burton Lee; sisters, Florence Bell, Ola Brietzke, all of Bay City; grandchildren, Roger Dillon of Marina del Rey, Calif., Liesel Nobles, Ben McKinnon, both of Round Rock, Kristin Jarvis, Mollie Jarvis, both of Everman.

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

Lydia Baker
FORT WORTH -- Lydia Baker, 81, a homemaker, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Laurel Land Funeral Home.

Lydia Baker was born July 4, 1915, in Rockdale.

She was a loving wife and mother and best friend. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church for over 60 years and a regular visitor and friend at Huguley Nursing Home.

Survivors: Son, James Baker of Houston; daughter, Blanche Fussell and husband, Del, of Fort Worth; and nieces and nephews, Doris Allen of Granbury, Mary Alice Poe of Canyon Lake, Charles Arthur Brockenbush of Fort Worth, A. C. Brockenbush of Arlington and Charles Brockenbush of Lexington.

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

Delois K. Brown
FORT WORTH -- Delois Killingsworth Brown, 60, a Southland Corporation manager 18 years and 12-year courier with Volunteers of American, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mayfield Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Family Hour: 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Delois Brown, born May 24, 1936, in Fort Worth, was a 40-year plus member and usher at Mayfield Baptist Church.

Survivors: Husband, Emiel Amos Brown; daughter, Patricia Ann Stephens; father, D.T. Lee; brother, Bennie Ray Jackson; sisters, Maydella Ringold, Bennie Faye Jackson and Oweida Jackson; grandchildren, Terrance Stephens and Tara, James Stephens and Cynthia ; great-grandchildren, Clarissa, Brittany and Zachary Stephens; and aunt, Florene Williams.

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

Burnis J. W. Cohen
FORT WORTH -- Burnis Janet White Cohen, 72, who was a bookkeeper and associate with her husband, Charles Cohen for Charles Cohen Jewelers, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Robertson Mueller Harper Funeral Home. Burial: Ahavath Sholom Cemetery.

Memorials: Charity of choice.

Pallbearers: Dr. Frank Gluck, Red Goldstein, Jack Lichtman, Robert McDaniel, David Robideau, Leroy Solomon, Ron Stocker and Bob Wall.

Honorary pallbearers: Nat Cohen, Harry Kahn and David Rogers.

Survivors: Husband, Charles Cohen; son and wife, Stanley Cohen and his wife, Gail Loveman Cohen, all of Fort Worth; daughter, Carol Ann Cohen and her husband, Stuart Glass of Dallas; grandchildren, Adeil Meir and Moria Rachel Cohen, Sondra Appelson, Sally and Edward Glass; and brothers, Dr. Leonard R. White and his wife, Joan of Fort Worth.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233

Kierra M. Coleman
FORT WORTH -- Kierra Monet Coleman, a newborn, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Memorial service:7 p.m. Monday at Westcliff United Methodist Church. Burial: Tuesday in Lee Baptist Cemetery in Gresham.

Kierra Monet Coleman was born March 4, 1997.

Survivors: Parents, Wendy and Clif Coleman of Fort Worth; twin sister, Kieran Coleman; grandparents, Birdie Coleman of Tyler and Jo Pat and David Dolsen of Denver, Colo.; great- grandparents, Florence Dolsen of Lamar, Colo., and Loraine Lee of Tacoma, Wash.; uncles and aunts, Fred Coleman, Rod Coleman, Teresa (Joe) Turner and Sandra Coleman, all of Tyler, Norman Coleman of St. Louis, Mo., Doug Dolsen of Denver; great-uncles and great-aunts, Jim Dewberry of Tyler, Lois (Lynn) Schroeder of Lamar, Colo., Peggy (Joe) Conley of Littleton, Colo,, and Pieratt (Sarah Lee) Johnson of Rockford, Ill.; and cousins, Joey Turner and Jerrod Robertson of Tyler.

Paradise Chapel
Tyler (903) 561-8811

Otha W. Cox
DUBLIN -- Otha Wilburn Cox, 69, a retired mechanic and feed store employee, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in Old Dublin Memorial Park in Dublin.

Harrell Funeral Home
Dublin, Texas, (817) 445-3311

Pauline T. Denison
WEATHERFORD -- Pauline T. Denison, 86, who was retired from Southern Air Way in Mineral Wells, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, in Weatherford.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Coker Funeral Home. Burial: Gibtown Cemetery.

Pauline Denison was born March 2, 1911, in Gibtown.

Coker Funeral Home
Jacksboro, (817) 567-3778

Dale Denton
BRIDGEPORT -- Dale Denton, 73, a retired welder for Hobbs Trailer, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at a Decatur hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Bridgeport.

Mr. Denton was born August 1, 1923, in Knox City. He was a member of The First Baptist Church in Bridgeport. He served in the Navy during World War II as a Third Gunners Mate. He then worked for Hobbs Trailer Sales as a jig and fixture mechanic for 29 years. He was a member of D.A.V.

Survivors: Wife of 50 years, Leatrice Denton of Bridgeport; sons, Jimmy Denton of Azle, Jesse Denton of Bridgeport; brothers, Burlow Denton of Bridgeport, Learoy Denton of Rule; and nine grandchildren.

Hawkins Funeral Home
Bridgeport, (817) 683-2211

Arthur G. Dignum
FORT WORTH -- Arthur G. Dignum, 49, a plate printer, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at home.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Biggers Funeral Home.

Arthur G. Dignum, a plate printer for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, was born May 18, 1947, in London, England where he served in the Royal Marines. An Itaglio plate printer for 32 years, he started his career in England working for Bradberry Wilkinson. When he came to the United States in 1975, he worked for the American Banknote Co. in New York City and the U.S. Banknote Co. in Pennsylvania. For the past eight years he worked for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. He was truly proud of his trade and was considered to be one of the best plate printers in the trade. He deeply loved his family, friends and job.

Survivors: Wife, Luisa Dignum; son, Andy Dignum, both of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Steve Cavanaugh of White Settlement; daughter, Betty Dignum of Fort Worth; mother, Elizabeth Dignum; brother, Bernard Dignum; sister, Janet Ballew, all of London, England; two grandchildren, Nicholas Magro and Zachery Cavanaugh, both of White Settlement.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341

George C. Embry
FORT WORTH -- George C. Embry, 81, who was retired, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Episcopal Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Mr. Embry was born Nov. 9, 1915, in Trinity.

He also lived in Red Oak. His mother's family name was Orr.

He was the loving husband of Virginia Embry. Mr. and Mrs. Embry were high school sweethearts in Shawnee, Okla. and married in Austin in 1937. They lived and worked in Austin until retiring to Fort Worth in 1979. He was a World War II Army veteran.

Survivors: Wife, Virginia Embry; sons, George L. Embry, Clark C. Embry, both of Fort Worth; and five grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Francis L.B. Gilbreath
KELLER -- Francis Lucille Bridgeman Gilbreath, 79, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, in Keller at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and John Langbein, after a lengthy battle with Lou Gerig's disease.

Funeral:1 p.m. Tuesday at Sparkmanrane Funeral Home. Burial: Grove Hill Cemetery. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Officiant: Mr. George Baker.

Pallbearers: Charlie and Roy Ivey Jr., Kevin Acaro, Eric McConnell, Darell Clements and Jeffrey Veino.

Memorials: The family requests that memorials be made to the ALS Foundation or charity of your choice.

Francis Lucille passed away after a lengthy battle with ALS (Lou Gerig's disease). She was born Sept. 23, 1917, in Saratoga, Ark., the daughter of B. Bridgeman and Beulah McJunkins Bridgeman. She married Garvace Lawrence Gilbreath, May 27, 1948, in Rockwall. He preceded her in death on June 4, 1978.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Dennis Wayne Gilbreath; two brothers, Shelton and Ed Bridgeman; and one sister, Mildred Langford.

Survivors: Two daughters and son- in-law, Mildred Ann Piper of Deltona, Fla., Vickie and John Langbein of Keller; two grandchildren and spouses, Carol and Kevin Acaro, and Sheila and Eric McConnell of Deltona; four great- grandchildren; one brother, Mack Bridgeman of San Antonio; one sister- in-law, Flossie Bridgeman of Sunset; several nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Sparkmanrane Funeral Home
Dallas, (214) 327-8291

F.J. Gilmore
BEDFORD -- F.J. "Gil" Gilmore, 79, who retired after 30 years of service at Bell Helicopter, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, in Bedford.

Funeral:10 a.m. Monday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

F.J. Gilmore was born May 15, 1917, in Pittsburg, Kan. He was a veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Mary Gilmore, in 1987.

Survivors: Son, Eddie Gilmore and his wife, Ann, of Bedford; daughter, Anita Garmendia and her husband, Alex, of Parkland, Fla.; five brothers; three sisters; one grandson, Michael Marion; and several nieces and nephews.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Hardy Grayson
GRANBURY -- Hardy Grayson, 74, an oil field consultant, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at a Granbury nursing home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday in Holly Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Wiley Funeral Home.

Mr. Grayson was born Sept. 20, 1922, in Trent.

He moved to Monument, N.M. as a youngster. He served in the Marines from 1942 until July 1946. He left as a Sergeant. He worked about 40 years in the oilfield, and was a superintendent for X-Pert and B&M Well Service for 10 years in Hobbs, N.M. When he retired, he had been an oilfield consultant more than 25 years supervising the drilling and completion of wells on- and off- shore in Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana. He was a member of the Shriners in Hobbs, N.M.

Survivors: Wife, Mary "Susie" Grayson; son, Michael Grayson of Atlanta, Ga.; daughters, Andrea Massengale of Hobbs, N.M., Tracie Parker of Burleson; step-daughters, Paula Evans of Granbury, Freva Rohrs of Paullina, Iowa, Susan Krokum of Cleburne; sister, Katharine Campbell; six grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000

Fannie M. N. Hauss
FORT WORTH -- Fannie Mae "Nicki" Nichols Hauss, 73, a homemaker, died Friday, March 7, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at University United Methodist Church. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Rev. Donald F. Scott and Rev. Glenn E. Jones will officiate.

Fannie Hauss was born August 8, 1923, in Evergreen, Miss.

She was a member of University United Methodist Church, The Bible Study Fellowship and The Sterck Sunday School Class.

She was preceded in death by her brother, William B. Nichols and her grandson, William Blayne McCormick. Nicki touched the lives of her children and all who had the privilege of knowing her. Nicki was a devoted and caring mother up to her final days on this earth. We (her children) were the most important part of her life. She always put our needs before hers. Nicki was full of life and laughter and always brought a smile and a little craziness to those around her. Her strength and courage have since been given as a gift to her family and friends who witnessed her battle against cancer. Nicki was a precious woman of God. Our hearts are aching now, but we rejoice that your suffering is finally over. We will be reunited with you soon and what a glorious day that will be. We love you Mom with all our hearts.

Survivors: Children, Earl Hauss and his wife, Frances of Fort Worth, Cindy Hauss of Houston, Ceil McCormick and her husband, Mike of Fort Worth, Tim Hauss and his wife, Matilda of Snyder and their father, Col. Edward A. Hauss, (USAF ret.); grandchildren, Brandon and Zachary McCormick, Nicholas and Benjamin Hauss, Chris and John Drewry; brother, Frank T. Nichols of Hernando, Miss.; sisters, Macy L. Boozer of Evergreen, Miss., Glema D. Erwin of Evergreen, Miss.; and nephews and nieces.

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

MayBelle Livesay
CLEBURNE -- MayBelle Livesay, 86, a retired beautician, died Friday, March 7, 1997, in Cleburne.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum.

Memorials: Second Church of Christ Scientist or favorite charity.

MayBelle Livesay was born Aug. 26, 1910, in Brownwood. Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Rudy M. Maldonado
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Rudy M. Maldonado, 59, an aircraft flight inspector, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral:1 p.m. Tuesday at All Saints Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Rosary: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Mr. Maldonado was born Aug. 6, 1937, in Rotan. He was the former music director and prayer group leader at All Saints Catholic Church. He was a member of Jesus Sacramentado and the National Guard Reserves for many years. He worked as a flight inspector for Lockheed for 30 years.

Survivors: Mother, Conception Maldonado of Fort Worth; sister, Alicia Vasquez of Fort Worth; nieces, Marie Yvon Vasquez Sanchez and Marie Yvet Vasquez, both of Fort Worth; and three great-nephews.

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

Alisabeth D. McCurley
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Alisabeth Diane "Beth" McCurley, 30, a salon coordinator for J.C. Penney Styling Salon, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at her parents' home after a long illness.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Wednesday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home.

Alisabeth McCurley was born Dec. 30, 1966, in Houston. She was a 1985 graduate of Keller High School. She attended Texas A&M University and worked for J.C. Penney Co.

She passed away Saturday afternoon surrounded by her family, fiance, Robert Kelley, and close friend, Memie Hardie.

Survivors: Fiance, Robert Kelley of Fort Worth; parents, Bruce and Maurita McCurley of North Richland Hills; sisters and brother-in-law, Marcia McCurley Dawson of Dallas, Sherri Vanessa McCurley Williams and Mickey Williams of Keller; grandmothers, Jane Pigg of Chillicothe, Mo., and Dorothy Marsh of Charles Town, W.Va.; nieces, Natalie Dawson of North Richland Hills and Sara Williams of Bowie; nephews, Drew Christ, Eric Williams and Chad Williams of Keller; uncle, Robert Pigg of Chillicothe; aunt, Betty Humphreys of Harper's Ferry, W.Va.; several cousins; and many close friends.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

J. Raymond Meissner
FORT WORTH -- J. Raymond Meissner, 87, a retired funeral director, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at a Fort Worth retirement center.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Burial: Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Mr. Meissner was born June 15, 1909, in Bellville.

He was the son of a pioneer family in the Polytechnic area. As a young man in the 1920's, he obtained his funeral directors and embalmers licenses and was an associate of Shannon's Funeral Home, first on the Northside and later at the funeral home on Nashville and Avenue B in Polytechnic. In 1941, he purchased this funeral home and operated as Meissner Funeral Home for more than 30 years until his retirement.

March 18th is the 60th anniversary of the explosion in New London. Mr. Meissner was one of the morticians who went to New London to assist in the care of the children who were killed in this disaster.

During retirement years, he was an associate of Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home.

He was a member of Polytechnic United Methodist Church. He was a past president of East Fort Worth Lions Club and past District Governor of the Lions International. He was a member of Polytechnic Masonic Lodge No. 925 and member of Moslah Shrine. He was past patron of Polytechnic Order of the Eastern Star No. 420 and member of I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 148.

Survivors: Wife, Martha Ward Meissner of Fort Worth; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Leon "Imogene" Meissner of Granbury, Mrs. Harry "Frances" Meissner of Austin, Mrs. Mack "Bernice" Meissner of Fort Worth, Mrs. Frank "Martha Ruth" Ward of Galveston; and nephews and nieces.

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

Anna M. Michalski
HURST -- Anna Mary Michalski, 99, a homemaker, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at a Bedford nursing center.

Funeral:Tuesday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Bedford. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Anna Mary Michalski was born July 12, 1897, in Warsaw, Poland. She was a Catholic.

Survivors: Son, Stanley P. Michalski of New Jersey; daughter, Grace M. Smith of Hurst; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271

Riley T. Mize
DECATUR -- Riley Thomas "Joe" Mize, 79, a retired farmer, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, in Decatur.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday in Preskitt Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Coker Funeral Home.

Mr. Mize was born Oct. 22, 1917, in Turkey, Texas. He served in the Navy. He was a member of Decatur Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deanna Triplett.

Survivors: Wife, Myrtle Pennington Mize of Decatur; son, Ronnie Mize of Sumner; daughters, Tammy Traylor of Saginaw; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959

Wanda Munsch
CLEBURNE -- Wanda Munsch, 68, a homemaker, died Friday, March 7, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Wanda Munsch was born March 24, 1928.

Survivors: Husband, Calvin Munsch of Cleburne; sons, Tom L. Raney of Euless, Terry W. Raney of Cottondale and Robert N. Raney, Glen A. Raney and Rodney C. Raney, all of Irving; daughters, Janet A. Kelly of North Richland Hills and Stacy A. Buck of Bear, Del.; three step-children; seven brothers and sisters; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Carl W. Nelson
GRANBURY -- Carl W. Nelson, 82, a retired Army colonel, died Friday, March 7, 1997, in Granbury.

Funeral: At Col. Nelson's request, no services will be held.

Memorials: DeCordova Bend Fire Dept. and Paramedics.

Carl W. Nelson was born Sept. 21, 1914 in Whitewright. He was the head of the U.S. Army OCS.

Survivors: Wife of 54 years, Lucille Nelson of Granbury; daughters, Kim Nelson and husband, David Noveck of Boston, Mass.; brother, Paul Nelson of Pittsburg, Kan.; grandchildren, Catherine Noveck and Gabriella Noveck, both of Boston, Mass.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Victor J. Obrig
FORT WORTH -- Victor John Obrig, 78, who retired as a metallurgical engineer from American Manufacturing Co. of Texas, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, in Azle.

Graveside service:11 a.m. Tuesday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial park.

Memorials: American Heart Association.

Mr. Obrig was born Jan. 6, 1919. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He met Ruth Cotter in Opelika, Ala., at an Army dance and they were married Dec. 26, 1945. They were married for 51 years.

During the war, he went to school at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, and received a degree in chemistry. He also graduated from Case University in Cleveland, Ohio, with a degree in metallurgy.

He was a member of ASM, AIME, AFS and ARRL. He was a Mason and was High Priest of Wellington Lodge No. 109, Royal Arch Masons, Wellington, Ohio, 1960-1961.

Victor John Obrig was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth C. Obrig, on Feb. 26, 1997.

Survivors: Daughters, Laura L. Roberts of Lewisville, and Mary Katherine Hester of Mansfield; brothers, Nickolas D. Obrig of Coloma, Mich., and Howe E. Obrig of Sylvania, Ohio; sister, Louise Hostetler of Wakeman, Ohio; and grandchildren, Robert Dickerson and Chris Dickerson, both of Denham Spring, La.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Roger Page
FORT WORTH -- Roger "Bob" Page, 82, a retired district manager for Monumental Life Insurance Co., died Friday, March 7, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at Thompson's Harveson and Cole. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation:

Memorials: The American Heart Association.

Roger Page was born June 11, 1914, in Kansas City, Mo. He was a former resident of Livonia, Mich., Kansas City, Mo., Wichita, Kan., and Springfield, Mo.

He had been an amateur radio operators since 13. His call was W8IJP. He was a news editor at numerous radio stations in Ohio, Kansas, Missouri and Wisconsin. He was also a volunteer for ARC and at All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth.

Mr. Page was a member of University Christian Church and the American Radio Relay League (for more than 50 years). He was also past president of numerous radio clubs in Michigan and a member of the Petroleum Club of Fort Worth.

Survivors: Wife, Mary Louise Wheeler Page; and daughter, Jean Page Ranallo.

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

Harper J. Perkins
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Harper Jeanette Perkins, 85, a homemaker, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral Home.

Harper Jeanette Perkins was born April 7, 1911, in Hill City. She was a member of Richland Hills United Methodist Church and Dan Echols Senior Citizens Center of North Richland Hills.

Survivors: Sons and daughters-in- law, Donald and Shelly Perkins, Gene and Mackie Perkins and James Perkins and Patsy Bryam, all of Fort Worth; brothers, Willard Wood of North Richland Hills and Tom Wood of Cleburne; sister, Faye Moore of Granbury; eight grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Helen R. Pierce
FORT WORTH -- Helen R. Pierce, 94, a delivery supervisor for Stripling's, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at a Fort Worth nursing facility.

Funeral:1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Shannon Rose Hill Chapel. Graveside service: 4 p.m. Tuesday in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Denton. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Vitas Hospice or Handley Eastern Star, 2501 Pollard, Fort Worth, 76112.

Mrs. Pierce was born May 6, 1902, in Temple. She was a founding member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fort Worth Fire Department and the Angels of Ashes. She served as the local president of the local auxiliary and also held state and international offices in their units. The International Auxiliary named her Woman of the Year in 1980, following being named State Woman of the Year of Texas in 1979. She was a life member and 50-year member of Handley Chapter No. 617, Order of the Eastern Star.

Her husband, W.S. "Fireman Bill" Pierce, preceded her in death.

Survivors: Son, Billy Pierce and wife, Eleanor, of Hurst; daughter, Peggy Miller and husband, Raymond, of Granbury; seven grandchildren, Jerre Miller, Danny Miller, Mark Miller, Deborah Gravelle, Gary Pierce, Pamela Ferguson, and Scott Pierce; and 10 great- grandchildren.

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

Louellyn Prater
ARLINGTON -- Louellyn Prater, 73, a homemaker, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, in Arlington.

Graveside service: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Louellyn Prater was born April 25, 1923, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Sons, Gene Prater of Willow Springs, Mo., Tommy Prater of Fort Worth; daughters, Linda Wise, Barbara Anderson, both of Arlington; and seven grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Joey D. Price
KELLER -- Joey Dale Price, 43, a maintenance supervisor, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Olivet Chapel. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Mr. Price was born Aug. 15, 1953, in Waurika, Okla.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Price, in 1992.

Survivors: Sons, Shawn Price of Fort Worth, Nathan Price and Patrick Price, both of Keller; brothers and sister-in- law, Glen Price Jr. of River Oaks and Fred Price and Shirley of Fort Worth; sister, Gloria Davis of Fort Worth; mother- in-law, Jewell Burton of Whitney; sister- in-law and brother-in-law, Barbara and Larry Blalock; sister-in-law, Pat Hoelscher; brothers-in-law, Steve, Dave and Dan Burton; and nieces and nephews, Roger and Susanna Blalock, Lisa, Anton, J.Scott, and Tony Wayne.

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

Willie M. Reed
FORT WORTH -- Willie Myrtle Reed, 92, a homemaker, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, in North Richland Hills.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Monday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Willie Myrtle Reed was born June 11, 1904, in Bellevue.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ray Reed, and two sons, Glen Leonard Reed and Jimmy Lynn Reed.

Survivors: Son, Perry R. Reed of Azle; grandsons, Gary R. Reed of Arlington and Larry Reed of Tulsa, Okla.; granddaughter, Lu Ann Dubose of Fort Worth; three great-grandchildren; niece, Jessie Ann Rousseau; and companion, Noah Teitz of Poolville.

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

Claire F. Schmid
FORT WORTH -- Claire Foster Schmid, 98, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Monday at the First Methodist Church of Fort Worth. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

The Rev. Dr. K. Wayne Day, senior minister, the First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth, the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Steenson, rector, St. Andrew Episcopal Church, and the Rev. Bertrand N. Honea Jr., St. Andrew Episcopal Church, will officiate.

Pallbearers: Mrs. Schmid's grandsons and great-grandsons, W.A. Schmid III, William W. Schmid, Paul Tripplehorn, Ron Davis, Robert Dupree, W.A. Schmid IV, Matt Schmid, Will Schmid, Kelly Tripplehorn and Jacob Tripplehorn, will bear her casket to the grave.

Memorials: Charity of choice.

She was a longtime resident of Fort Worth and member of the First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth. She was a founder and member of the board of directors of the Opera Association and Planned Parenthood of Fort Worth. She was a member of The Assembly, Junior League of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Club and River Crest Country Club. Mrs. Schmid was a founding board member of Pro-America Fort Worth, Inc. and a member of the state and national boards.

Her grandfather, Harry Foster, lived in the log cabin which serves as the focal point of the Log Cabin Village in Forest Park. Her father, Robert Foster, was a turn-of-the-century land developer and realtor in Fort Worth. He established Fostepco Heights on the North Side, Chase Court on the South Side, and handled real estate plans for Hicks Field and Camp Bowie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Arsdale Schmid, and her daughter, Shirley Suzanne Schmid.

Survivors: Sons and wife, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. "Mickey" Schmid Jr. of Fort Worth; daughter, Mrs. Robert Dupree; grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Tripplehorn, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Schmid III of Fort Worth, Ms. Kathy Dupree, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Davis and Robert Dupree, all of Dallas, and Mr. and Mrs. William W. Schmid of Lafayette, La.; great- grandchildren, Kelly, Alexis Claire and Jacob Tripplehorn, Claire and Shapley Davis and Mick, Will, Matt and Adley Claire Schmid; nephews and niece, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Foster Jr. of Dallas, and George S. Peyton Jr., of Berkeley, Calif.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233

Rianne E. Scrivner
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Rianne Ellisa Scrivner, 2-days-old, died Friday, March 7, 1997, in Arlington.

Graveside service: 12:30 p.m. Monday at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 10 to 12 p.m. Monday.

Rianne Ellisa Scrivner was born March 4, 1997, in Arlington. Visitation will be prior to graveside Monday morning.

Survivors: Parents, Bill and Rae Beth Scrivner of Grand Prairie; grandparents; Harold and Roma Ellis of McKinney and Jerry and Diane Scrivner of Garland; aunts, Julie Hawthorne and her husband, Brent, of Dallas, Rita Slough and her husband, Ron, of Bryan, Ohio and Robin Buffington and her husband, Craig, of Fort Worth; and four cousins.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Mary L. Selby 
HALTOM CITY -- Mary L. Selby, 69, a retired housekeeper for Birdville I.S.D, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 6 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Graveside Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday in Van Alstyn.

Mary L. Selby was born Feb. 25, 1928, in Van Alstyne. She retired after 32 years with Birdville I.S.D. and was a resident of Haltom City for 35 years. She was much loved by a host of friends, family and co- workers.

Survivors: Brother, O.G. Selby, Jr. of Haltom City; half-sister, Helen Tipton of Albuquerque, N.M.; sister-in-law: Veoma Selby of North Richland Hills; four nieces and two nephews.

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

Edna Stroud
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Edna Stroud, 86, a homemaker, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesdsay at Arlington Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Inglewood United Methodist Church, 1737 S.W. 3rd St., Grand Prairie, Texas 75051.

Edna Stroud was born Oct. 16, 1910, in Saline County, Mo.

Survivors: Son, Bob Green; daughter, Joan Wilson, both of Grand Prairie; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791

Robert Summerville
FORT WORTH -- Robert Summerville, 60, a retired employee of Texas Steel, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at home.

Funeral:11 a.m. Wednesday at Gideon Baptist Church, 4629 Miller Ave. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 Tuesday night at Rev's Funeral Parlor.

Mr. Summerville was born May 14, 1937.

Survivors: Wife, Sammie Jean Summerville; sons, William King of Birmingham, Ala., and Michael Summerville of Newark, N.J.; daughters, Shykeithia Summerville, Tameika Masters of Fort Worth, Rita Summerville, Wanda Summerville, Rena Baytop, Debra Williams and Kisha Summerville of Newark, N.J. ; parents, Mable and George Graphenred; brothers, Count Kimbrough, Lonnie Kimbrough, Curtis Kimbrough, all of Brooklyn, N.Y.; sisters, Bertha Powell of Fort Worth, Dorothy Hughes of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Rena Perry of Gastonia, N. C.; 21 grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.

Rev's Funeral Parlor
3615 Vaughn Blvd., 536-0200

Harold D. Taylor
DECATUR -- Harold Dean Taylor, 32, a maintenance man for Texico Deli- Mart, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, in Wise County.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Coker Funeral Home in Decatur. Burial: Bethel Cemetery.

Mr. Taylor was born July 2, 1964, in Decatur.

Survivors: Mother, Mary Edith Taylor of Decatur; brothers, Alvin Taylor of Balsora, Ray Taylor, Bill Taylor, Douglas Taylor, Weldon Taylor, all of Decatur; and sisters, Mary Taylor of Decatur and Martha Hatley of Boyd.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959

Henry G. Taylor
ARLINGTON -- Henry Gene Taylor Jr., 42, a telemarketer, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Blessing Funeral Home in Mansfield. Burial: Mansfield Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Taylor was born Sept. 15, 1954, in Littlefield.

He moved to Arlington from Littlefield in 1955 and enjoyed fishing.

Survivors: Sons, Jonathon Edward Taylor, Justin Andrew Taylor, both of Godley; parents, Henry and Dorothy Taylor Sr.; brothers, Stephen Michael Taylor, Fred Harrison Taylor, all of Arlington; and sisters, Karen Wilson of Arlington and Cheryl Miller of Fort Worth.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555

Jim Thomas
ARLINGTON -- Jim Thomas, 73, a 42- year civil engineer for Ashland Oil Company in Dallas, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Family to receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials: American Parkinson's Associaton.

Mr. Thomas was born Sept. 1, 1923, in Blossom.

He was a square dance caller in many area's throughout Texas. He graduated from Paris High School and attended Texas A&M.

Survivors: Wife, Thelma Thomas of Arlington, Bill Thomas of Coppell; brother, William J. Thomas of Paris; grandchildren, Kyle and Audrey Thomas of Coppell; nieces, Ashlee Johnson of Princeton, Suzy Yenne of Garland, and sister-in-law, Mrs. Deryl Stevenson of Dallas.

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

Jimmy E. Wilkinson
FORT WORTH -- Jimmy Edwin Wilkinson, 48, a watch repairman, died Friday, March 7, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral:1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Greater Progressive COGIC. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Williams Funeral Chapel.

Mr. Wilkinson was born Jan. 18, 1949, in Fort Worth.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781

Madaline E. Williams
WHITE SETTLEMENT -- Madaline E. Williams, 83, a homemaker, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, in White Settlement.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Normandale Baptist Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Memorials: American Heart Association.

Madaline Williams was born June 1, 1913, in Wolfe City. She had been a resident of White Settlement since 1942 and an active member of the White Settlement Chapter of Eastern Star since March 1972. She had been a Charter Member of Normandale Baptist Church and a past member of White Settlement Ladies Auxillary. She retired after 30 years of service with Leonard Nut Company.

She was preceded in death by husband, Joe D. Williams and son, Ramon N. Williams.

Survivors: Daughter, Ruth Scalcione and husband, Peter, of Weatherford; granddaughters, Ramona Plunkett and husband, Bill, of Cresson, Donna Woodbury and husband, Paul, of Fort Worth, LaDonna Criswell of McKinney; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Richard L. Woodard
SPRINGTOWN -- Richard Lee Woodard, 60, a retired federal marshall, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral:11 a.m. Tuesday at Biggers Funeral Home.

Richard Lee Woodard, a beloved husband and father, who had countless friends, was born March 15, 1936, in Amarillo. A Fort Worth area resident for most of his life, he retired in 1992 from the United States Marshall Office after 22 years. He was a member of Poly Masonic Lodge No.925 AF&AM, as well as a member of the Midway Baptist Church.

Survivors: Wife, Euleene Conway Woodard of Springtown; son and daughter-in-law, Richard Jr. and Teresa Woodard of Fort Worth; daughters and son-in-law, Dana C. and Joe Daniels of Aledo and Wendi K. Woodard of Fort Worth; stepchildren, Teresa Moore of Springtown, Allen Conway of Euless, and Jimmy Conway of Azle; sisters, Doris Bowen of Sunset and Deborah Farrar of Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341

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