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Published March 11, 1997

Genevieve Adger 

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Rosary: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home.

Genevieve Adger was born Oct. 2, 1909, in New Kinsington, Pa. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Blue Army. She was past president of the Junior Womans Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hampton Adger Sr., and her grandson, Billy Koepp Jr.

Survivors: Son, John Hampton Adger Jr. of Fort Worth; daughter, Mary Ann Adger Koepp of Tulsa, Okla.; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Mary Louise Beckett of Lebanon, Ohio, and Geraldine Brandon of Toledo, Ohio.

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

Lenwood Anderson
FORT WORTH -- Lenwood Anderson Sr., 96, retired, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at home.

Funeral: Today, Tuesday, March 11, 1997, at Richmond Ave. Church of Christ. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Lenwood Anderson was born Sept. 17, 1900, in Harleton, Texas. He was a member of the Richmond Avenue Church of Christ.

Survivors: Sons, C.B., Rufus and Leonard Anderson; daughters, Lillie Allen and Ethel Dews; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 38 great- great-grandchildren.

Hampton Place Funeral Home
Dallas, (214) 339-3000
 

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.

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 was 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
 

Kristi Barton
MIDLOTHIAN -- Kristi D'Ann Roberson Barton, 26, a receptionist for the city of Midlothian, died in a car accident Friday, March 7, 1997, in Aspermont.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Spur. Burial: Spur Memorial Cemetery.

Kristi D'Ann Roberson Barton was born May 12, 1970, in Irving. She was a 12-year resident of Midlothian and attended Texas Tech University. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Euless and was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lloyd and Vera Roberson, and grandfather, Raymond Gilcrease.

Survivors: Husband, Thomas Jason Barton of Midlothian; son, Jay Dillon Barton of Midlothian; brother, James Dennis of Euless; father, Gene Roberson of Dickens; mother, Norma Roberson of Spur; and grandparent, Udell Gilcrease of Spur.

Campbell Funeral Home
Spur, (806) 271-3333
 

Tai Bodiford
FORT WORTH -- Tai Bodiford, 20, a Navy fireman, died Friday, March 7, 1997, in Norfolk, Va.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Burial: Fort Sam Houston Cemetery in San Antonio.

Tai Bodiford was born March 24, 1976, in Oakland, Calif. He was a resident of Fort Worth and a graduate of W.E. Boswell High School. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Marion Jackson Bodiford, who was in the Korean War.

Survivors: Parents, David Gregory and Mary Beth Bodiford of Fort Worth; sister, Jennifer Ann Bodiford of Fort Worth; maternal grandfather, Paul James Rhea of Sacramento, Calif; paternal grandparents, Willy Kurosky, a Seabee in World War II, and his wife, Wanda Kurosky, both of Fort Worth.

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

Lottie M. Bunton
FORT WORTH -- Lottie Marie Bunton, 73, a homemaker and longtime resident of Fort Worth, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: St. Paul's Cemetery in Mansfield.

Lottie Bunton was born March 9, 1924, in Clayton, Okla. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother. She was preceded in death by her son, Donald Gene Bunton.

Survivors: Husband of 56 years, Henry Donzell Bunton of Fort Worth; daughters, Brenda Robinson and Terri Lynn Casper; brother, Billy Edward Fields; sisters, Ella Mae Russell and Glenda Jones; grandchildren, Melissa Dawn Robinson and Mike Fleming; and great-granddaughter, Tiffany Medina.

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

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 was held 11 a.m. Monday at Robertson Mueller Harper Funeral Home. Burial was in Ahavath Sholom Cemetery.

Memorials: charity of choice.

Bearers of Mrs. Cohen's casket were Dr. Frank Gluck, Red Goldstein, Jack Lichtman, Robert McDaniel, David Robideau, Leroy Solomon, Ron Stocker and Bob Wall.

Honorary casket bearers were Nat Cohen, Harry Kahn and David Rogers.

Burnis Janet White was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 21, 1924. Her parents were Raymond Harris White and Sarah Schear White. She has an older brother, Dr. Leonard R. White, who is an optometrist here in Fort Worth.

She and Charles Cohen were married here in Fort Worth on Oct. 8, 1950, and have two children, Carol Ann and Stanley. Both she and Charles worked side by side in the family jewelry business, Charles Cohen Jewelers, started in 1947.

Burnis throughout her life was always active in many organizations and was honored in 1981 with the B'nai B'rith Jewish "Man" of the Year award. She directed most of her energies and time toward B'nai B'rith. She was instrumental in the creation of the first local chapter of B'nai B'rith Women and was its first president and went on to become the Texas state president and District 7 president.

As time passed, her focus centered upon the growing needs of senior citizens. She became an active participant in the National Senior Citizens Housing Committee of B'nai B'rith, dedicated work that eventually culminated into her ultimate personal achievement of spearheading the construction of the B'nai B'rith Senior Citizen Apartments in 1986, which were named in memory and honor of Molly and Max Barnett. Many, many hours were spent on her "Washington Hotline" -- but whenever "Burnis was on the line," things began to happen.

This first senior citizens apartment complex was later complemented by an adjoining facility that enabled it to double the occupancy. Burnis was also involved in this endeavor. She was still an active board member with the Tarrant County B'nai B'rith Senior Housing Corp.

In her remaining years, Burnis devoted her energy and time to inform and educate women in the battle to eliminate breast cancer, a disease that she fought her own personal battle for some 25 years.

Through panel forums held at Harris Hospital to B'nai B'rith breast cancer petition campaigns, Burnis continued to devote her strength to these issues that were close to her heart. The following words are a summation of Burnis' life:

If all my pain and all my tears
and all that I have learned throughout the years
could make one perfect song,
to lift some fallen head,
to light some darkened mind,
I should feel that not in vain
I served mankind.

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

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233
 

Elzie O. Crank
GRANDVIEW -- Elzie Oleta Crank, 78, a retired seamstress, died Monday, March 10, 1997, at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Wednesday in Gardens of Memory in Erath County. Officiating: the Rev. Jean Parker.

Elzie Oleta Crank was born Aug. 4, 1918, in Erath County. She was a member of Washington Street Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Henry Hank Crank, in March 1990.

Survivors: Son, David Crank of Grandview; daughter, Nelda Elliot of Grandview; son-in-law, Wayne Elliot of Grandview; and several nieces and nephews.

Lacy Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 968-2102
 

Herman E. Dumke Jr.
CARROLLTON -- Herman "Butch" Ernest Dumke Jr., 59, passed away Saturday, March 8, 1997, at a Carrollton nursing center.

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Carrollton. The Rev. Tom Craig will officiate. Burial: Furneaux Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Mulkey- Mason Funeral Home.

Memorials: St. Jude's Children's Research or Texas Scottish Rite Children's Hospital.

Herman "Butch" Ernest Dumke Jr. was born July 25, 1937, in Fort worth to Herman E. and Dorothy Mae DuPriest Dumke Sr. He married Mary K. "Micki" Fortenberry on Jan. 14, 1974, in Natchitoches, La. He attended Texas Christian University and served in the Naval Reserve.

Mr. Dumke was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Carrollton and worked for the city of Carrollton as an engineering technician. He was a member of the Coppell Amateur Radio Club.

Survivors: Wife, Mary K. "Micki" Dumke of Carrollton; daughters, Kelli Dumke of Carrollton and Tammy Lynn Dumke of Pine Bluff, Ark.; sons, Billy Dumke of Fort Worth, Bruce Dumke of Kingman, Ariz., and Davie Dumke of Wichita Falls; brothers, Bill Dumke of Newark and Ross Dumke of Rhome; and six grandchildren.

Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home
Lewisville, (214) 436-4581
 

Judith L.H. Fisher
ARLINGTON -- Judith Lee Hough Fisher, 58, a secretary for Investigative Consultants, Inc., of Arlington, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Judith Lee Hough Fisher was born May 17, 1938, in Caldwell, Kan.

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

Hollis B. Ford
ARLINGTON -- Hollis B. Ford, 73, a retired mechanic, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Arlington Funeral Home. Masonic graveside service: Moore Memorial Mausoleum.

Memorials: Scottish Rite Children's Hospital.

Hollis B. Ford was born April 30, 1923, in Blossom. He was a resident of Arlington since 1956 and was a former resident of Waco. He worked for American Can Co. for 30 years and retired in 1986. He was a Mason, a member of Scottish Rite and a Shriner. He was an active member of the Arlington Sportsman Club and was Sportsman of the Year for three years.

Survivors: Wife, Madeline Ford of Arlington; son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Karla Ford of Arlington; daughter, Linda Acord of Irving; five grandchildren, Chip, Ginny, B.J., Melissa and Kimber; and two great- grandchildren, Mehgan and Michael.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Richard W. Graham
DECATUR -- Richard Walker Graham, 90, retired owner and operator of an agricultural trucking business, died Friday, March 7, 1997, in Decatur.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oaklawn Cemetery.

Richard Graham was born Aug. 10, 1906, in Alabama. He married Ayleen Barrett June 17, 1932, in the Oak Grove Community. She preceded him in death. He was a member of the Fundamental Baptist Church.

Survivors: Daughter, Kathleen Colburn Forth of Decatur; grandchildren, Richard Colburn and Jimaleen Cryer, both of Decatur; and great-grandson, Joshua Harod of Decatur.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959
 

John W. Green
FORT WORTH -- John W. Green, 89, a retired bootmaker with Justin Boot Co., died Sunday, March 9, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Cryptside service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Mausoleum.

John W. Green was born Feb. 11, 1908.

He will be remembered as a loving husband, stepfather and stepgrandfather.

Survivors: Wife, Lila Faye Green of Fort Worth; stepdaughter, Carlene Blansit of Fort Worth; three stepgrandchildren, Richard L. Williams of Fort Worth, Arlene Paul of Springtown and Johnny Blansit of Fort Worth; and five stepgreat- grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Andrew Xavier Hall
ARLINGTON -- Andrew Xavier Hall, a newborn, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, in Arlington.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Tuesday in Moore Memorial Gardens' Babyland.

Andrew Xavier Hall was born March 9, 1997, in Arlington.

Survivors: Father, Philip Hall of Bossier, La.; mother, Amy Beasley of Arlington; paternal grandparents, Zenobia Cain of Weatherford; and maternal grandparents, Anthony and Renetta K. Hines of Arlington.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Marie Hamilton
FORT WORTH -- Marie Pauline Hamilton, 80, a homemaker, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Memorial service: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Broadway Plaza Retirement Center.

Marie Pauline Hamilton was born June 17, 1916, in Jeanerette, La.

Survivors: Husband, James Hamilton Jr. of Fort Worth; two sons, James Hamilton III of Denver, Colo., and William Leon Hamilton of Sheridan, Wyo.; two sisters, Ruby Courts of New Iberia, La., and Marguerite Atkins of Apex, N.C.; five grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren.

Baumgardner Funeral Home
3704 Highway 377 S., 731-8400
 

Clayta Harwell
COPPELL -- Clayta "Nanny" Harwell, 88, a retired dietitian for Coppell ISD, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, in Coppell.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Coppell. Burial: Grapevine.

Clayta "Nanny" Harwell was born June 1, 1908, in Coppell. She was one of the oldest living residents of Coppell and the oldest member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors: Daughter-in-law, Shirley Harwell of Coppell; two grandsons, Mark Harwell of North Richland Hills and Todd Harwell of Coppell; and two great- grandchildren, Joey and Haley.

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

Cora Ellen Harwell
KENNEDALE -- Cora Ellen Harwell, 92, a homemaker, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, in Cleveland, Texas.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Cora Ellen Harwell was born Feb. 26, 1905, in Tyler. She was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church and Kennedale Senior Citizens Center.

Survivors: Son, Thomas Ray Harwell of Houston; daughter, Edna Ruth Ogle, Ruby E. Thomas and Dorothy Wrzesinski, all of Fort Worth; sisters, Clara Cornelison and Gladys Camp, both of Fort Worth; 12 grandchildren; 18 great- grandchildren; and seven great-great- grandchildren.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681
 

B.R. Heiermann
MIDLOTHIAN -- B.R. "Bud" Heiermann, 58, a retired IBM manager, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, in Midlothian.

Memorial service: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Presbyterian Church, 5500 Mansfield Road in Arlington.

B.R. "Bud" Heiermann was born July 20, 1938, in Buchanan, Mich. He had been a longstanding scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of American Troop No. 445 in Arlington. He was a loving husband, father and papa.

Survivors: Wife of 38 years, Mary Lee Heiermann of Midlothian; son, Christopher Heiermann of Austin; daughters, Dawn Coleman and her husband, Joe, of Arlington, Michelle Ellison of Midland and Sheri Dannin and her husband, Victor, of New Milford, Conn.; sisters, Judy Solomon of Warren, Mich., and Sue Campbell and her husband, Charlie, of Arlington; grandchildren, Grant and Brady Ellison of Midland, Amanada and Emily Coleman of Arlington and Samantha and Jessica Dannin of New Milford, Conn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Bernice Lasater Henry
HURST -- Bernice Lasater Henry, 86, a retired hospital admitting clerk, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at a Bedford nursing home.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Bernice Lasater Henry was born June 25, 1910, in Merkel. She was a member of Pipeline Road Church of Christ and was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Henry, and her son, David Henry.

Survivors: Son, Sam Henry of El Paso; three daughters, Muriel Davis of Hurst, Kathryn Smith of Colleyville and Sylvia Dawson of Granbury; two brothers, Ray and Don Lasater; three sisters, Elsie, Pauline and Theda; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Minta M. Hutchison
STEPHENVILLE -- Minta Matthews Hutchison, 94, a homemaker, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stephenville Funeral Home. Burial: West End Cemetery.

Minta Matthews Hutchison was born April 1, 1902, in Eastland County. She was a member of Washington Street Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, in 1976, and one brother and one sister.

Survivors: Daughter, Marion Jo McAlister of Stephenville; grandchildren, Marilyn Rudinger of Mesquite and John Paul McAlister of St. Louis, Mo.; and three great-grandchildren.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161
 

Grace C. Janis
FORT WORTH -- Grace Carol Janis, 37, a receptionist, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Guardian Cremation Society. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: Salvation Army.

Grace Carol Janis was born Oct. 27, 1959, in Phoenix, Ariz. She was a member of the Salvation Army.

Survivors: Mother, Florence Carpenter Janis of Fort Worth; father, Geoger S. Janis of Florida; brothers, Thomas J. Walton and David R. Janis, both of Fort Worth; sister, Lyn C. Auten of Oxford, Mich.; nieces, Beverly, Erica and Amber; nephew, Russell; aunts, Mary Keifer and Frebia Carpenter; uncles, Clair Carpenter and Jim Carpenter; and sister-in-law, Rhonda Walton.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Harvey J. Kilgore
GRANBURY -- Harvey J. Kilgore, 52, an electrician for TU Electric, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at a Glen Rose hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. Burial: Hillview Memorial Park in Alexander City, Ala.

Memorials: Baylor Health Care System Foundation, c/o Transplant Fund, 3600 Gaston Ave., Suite 100, Dallas.

Harvey Kilgore was born Nov. 8, 1944, in Roanoke, Ala. He had been a Granbury resident since 1980.

Survivors: Wife, Shirley Kilgore of Granbury; sons, Mark Kilgore of Alexander City, Ala., and Tim Coleman of Granbury; daughter, Monica Anderson of Alexander City, Ala.; mother, Opal Kilgore of Alexander City, Ala.; and four grandchildren.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

George L. Lopez
SAGINAW -- George L. Lopez, 48, a corrections officer, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: pending.

George Lara Lopez was born June 29, 1948, in Baird.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Osmara Maldonado
FORT WORTH -- Osmara Maldonado, a newborn, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at a local hospital.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Tuesday. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Osmara Maldonado was born March 6, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Father, Luis Maldonado; and mother, Erika Maldonado.

Alonzo Funeral Home
2301 Ephriham Ave., 740-9091
 

Mandy Marcell
FORT WORTH -- Mandy Marcell, 31, an artist, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at home.

Funeral: private.

Mandy Marcell was born May 13, 1965, in Hobbs, N.M., but was raised in Fort Gibson, Okla. She attended Oklahoma Christian College, where she was awarded several art and leadership scholarships. She was a talented sculptor, painter and woodworking artisan. She moved to Fort Worth in the 1980s.

"Sleep with the angels" (her mother).

Survivors: Parents, Don and Peggy Williams of Amarillo; sister, Jeanaette Moore of Fort Gibson, Okla.; grandparents, Ella Faye Robertson of Amarillo and F.W. Holcomb of Muldrow, Okla.; nephew, Grant Moore of Fort Gibson, Okla.; niece, Audra Moore of Fort Gibson, Okla.; soulmate and companion, Steve Everet of Fort Worth; and a large circle of dear friends.

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

Dorothy F. Mastin
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Dorothy Florence "Dolly" Mastin, 76, a homemaker, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, in Bedford.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 2716 Hurstview Drive in Hurst. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Building Fund of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.

Dorothy Florence "Dolly" Mastin was born March 13, 1920, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She was a past worthy matron of the fraternal chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Ruth Pateman, and a sister, Marjorie.

Survivors: Her beloved husband of nearly 59 years, Charles Ford Mastin of North Richland Hills; son and daughter- in-law, Charles and Becky Mastin Jr. of Irving; daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Virgil Jones of Carey, N.C., and Gloria and Marvin Long of Fort Worth; sisters, Frances Marshall of Tulsa, Okla., Edith Clarabut of Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Alice Van Alstine of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and Betty Browne of Oakville, Ontario, Canada; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

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 Diane "Beth" 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 and 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.

J. Raymond 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 1920s, he obtained his funeral director's and embalmer's licenses and was an associate of Shannon's Funeral Home, first on the north side 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 18 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 and 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: 10 a.m. 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.

Mrs. Michalski was a loving mother and grandmother.

Survivors: Son, Stanley P. Michalski of New Jersey; daughter and son-in-law, Grace and Bob Smith of Hurst; six grandchildren; eight great-grand- children; and one great-great- grandchild.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Carroll M. Olson
KOPPERL -- Carroll M. "Shorty" Olson, 79, a retired farmer/rancher, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, at a Clifton nursing home.

Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at Old Rock Church near Cranfills Gap. Burial: Old Rock Church Cemetery.

Carroll M. Olson was born Jan. 18, 1918, in Cranfills Gap.

Lawson Funeral Home
Meridian, (817) 435-2792
 

Ada Patterson
CLEBURNE -- Ada Lee Odom Patterson, 77, a retired quality inspector, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, in Cleburne.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery.

Ada Lee Odom Patterson was born Nov. 11, 1919, in Maypearl. She retired from Walls Industries after 30 years' service.

Survivors: Husband, Ronald Patterson of Cleburne; stepsons, Scott Patterson of Cleburne and Cary Patterson of Keene; sisters, Janie Carter of Oktaha, Okla., and Nadine Unger of Cleburne; nieces, Billie Jean Leonard of Dallas, Donna Sue Godfrey of Brownwood, Vickie Stokes of Ozona, Nancy Woodall of Plano and Debbie Odom and Paula Odom Morton, both of Fort Worth; and nephews, Bob Taylor of Nashville, Tenn., Wayne Carter of Cleburne, Dan Carter of Oklahoma and Lanhon Odom of Denton.

`We will always remember Ada for her fun spirit and her love for music and dancing.' 

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

Haskell L. Phillips
FORT WORTH -- Haskell L. "Hack" Phillips, 85, a retired General Dynamics machinist supervisor, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Haskell L. "Hack" Phillips was born Aug. 15, 1911, in McKinney. He was a member of Castleberry Baptist Church.

Survivors: Wife, Leslie Juanita Phillips of Fort Worth; son, Ted Phillips of Fort Worth; daughter, Bonita Walker of Weatherford; grandchildren, Deborah and Joe Berkley and Phillip and Gloria Walker, all of Weatherford, John Mark Walker of Richardson, Curry Phillips of Fort Worth and Rheannon Phillips and Heyes Phillips, both of Abilene; great- grandchildren, Matthew Walker and Tanner Walker, both of Weatherford; and brother and sister-in-law, Choice and Velma Pierson of Fort Worth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

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.

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

Helen R. 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. Mrs. Pierce 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 his wife, Eleanor, of Hurst; daughter, Peggy Miller and her 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
 

Virgil E. Ransdell
GRAPEVINE -- Virgil Everett Ransdell, 85, retired from banking, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at a Grapevine hospital.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Grapevine. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Virgil Everett Ransdell was born Oct. 9, 1911, in Breckenridge. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Grapevine, an ordained deacon at First Baptist in Breckenridge and continued his service in Grapevine where he served as a trustee.

Survivors: Wife, Marie Angel Ransdell; daughter, Linda of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; brother, C.H. Ransdell and wife, Ruby, of Estancia, N.M.; sister-in-law, Lois Vanek and husband, Gus, of Kerrville; brothers-in-law, Bill Angel of Breckenridge, Edward Angel and wife, Charlene, of Andrews and Park Angel and wife, Joan, of Baird; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Elton R. Rawlinson
HALTOM CITY -- Elton Ray Rawlinson, 54, a retired supervisor, died Monday, March 10, 1997, in Dallas.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Elton Ray Rawlinson was born June 30, 1942, in Nacogdoches. He had lived in the Fort Worth area most of his life. He retired in 1991 from Red "I" Steel Co. and was a member of Spring Valley Baptist Church.

Survivors: Wife, Barbara Rawlinson of Haltom City; son, Christopher Rawlinson of Richland Hills; daughter, Tonja Rawlinson Thorne of Haltom City; brother, Sherman Rawlinson of Dawson; sister, Jean Sexton of Watauga; and grandchildren, Seth Rawlinson and Lauren Thorne.

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

John H. Reddy
FORT WORTH -- John H. Reddy, 91, a retired attorney, passed away Friday, March 7, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Private funeral: Tuesday.

Memorials: Salvation Army, Red Cross or charity of choice in John Reddy's name.

John H. Reddy was born Sept. 12, 1905. He was a graduate of Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pa. Mr. Reddy began his law practice in Chattanooga, Tenn., in 1930 but went to Washington, D.C., a few years thereafter upon being appointed a special assistant to the attorney general in the Justice Department. Following service in the Army during World War II, Mr. Reddy returned to Chattanooga to practice law. He also served several terms as the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, having been appointed by President John F. Kennedy. He retired from that office in 1969. He also worked as one of the prosecuting attorneys on the Jimmy Hoffa trial.

Survivors: Wife, Josephine Orr Reddy of Fort Worth; daughter and son- in-law, Joan and Thomas Cochran of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Kimberly Parker Cochran and Thomas B. Cochran Jr. of Fort Worth; sister, Mary A. Reddy of Jackson Heights, N.Y.; brother, Richard J. Reddy of Jackson Heights; nephew, Richard D. Steed of Fort Worth and his wife, Judy M. Steed; great-nieces and nephews, Lynne Steed, Susan Barnett and her husband, Norman, Polly Steed and Richard D. Steed Jr.; nephews, William H. Reddy and his wife, Alice, of Chappaqua, N.Y., Robert A. Reddy and his wife, Jan, of Camp Hill, Pa., and Thomas H. Reddy of Burnsville, Minn.; and sister-in-law, Louise Orr Estabrook.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Willie M. Richards
FORT WORTH -- Willie M. Richards, 73, a retired car dealer, died Friday, March 7, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Williams Funeral Chapel. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens.

Willie Richards was born Oct. 19, 1923, in Waxahachie.

Survivors: Sons, Willie Richards Jr. and David W. Richards; daughters, Mary K. Davis of Oklahoma City, Okla., Cherrie L. Jones of Las Cruces, N.M., and Shemaka Austin; brother, Fad Richards; sisters, Marcia Fields of Dallas and Helen Hall; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

Marion Shaw
FORT WORTH -- Marion Shaw, 72, a retired employee of the Fort Worth ISD operations department, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Morris-Bates Mortuary.

Mr. Marion Shaw was born April 15, 1924, in Mexia. He had lived in the area since 1951. He was a member of the American Legion and the Fellowship Corner Senior Citizen Center.

Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Ruby Shaw of Fort Worth; sons, Richard Echols and Marion Shaw Jr., both of Fort Worth; daughters, Dorthia Davis of Chicago and Betty James, Sheron Shaw and Malissie Shaw, all of Fort Worth; brother, Winfred Shaw of Waco; sister, Doris Shaw of Victoria; 11 grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; and a host of cousins, nephews, nieces and many friends.

Morris-Bates Mortuary
1700 Evans Ave., 926-6263
 

Malinda Jewel Shelton
SAGINAW -- Malinda Jewel Shelton, 83, a homemaker, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Graveside service: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Whitt Cemetery in Whitt.

Malinda Jewel Shelton was born June 25, 1913, in Jack County.

Survivors: Son, Dorland Carol Shelton of Fort Worth; daughter, Dueana Atreal Campbell of Saginaw; three grandsons, Mark Edward Shelton of Fort Worth, Brett Anthony Shelton of Ohio and Ian Dwayne Campbell of Fort Worth; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Charles Smaney
BENBROOK -- Charles Raymond Smaney, 60, an engineer for Westinghouse Electric, died Friday, March 7, 1997, at home.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Baumgardner Funeral Home.

Charles Raymond Smaney was born Aug. 6, 1936, in Niagara, Wis.

Survivors: Wife, Elaine Smaney of Benbrook; two sons, Mike Smaney of St. Louis and Steve Smaney of Fort Worth; two sisters, Ginger Brault of Niagara, Wis., and Nancy Cowling of Niagara, Mich.

Baumgardner Funeral Home
3704 Highway 377 S., 731-8400
 

Melvin D. Taylor
FORT WORTH -- Melvin D. Taylor, 71, a building contractor, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at a local hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Nancy Smith Cemetery, Somervell County. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wiley Funeral Home, Glen Rose.

Honorary pallbearers: Kenneth Taylor, Hubert Hawkins, Wendell Davis, Donnie Forman, Gene Forman and Bob Baze.

Melvin D. Taylor was born April 22, 1925, in Decatur. He had been a Fort Worth resident 45 years.

Survivors: Wife, Trudy Taylor of Fort Worth; daughters, Melanna Taylor, Delain Taylor and Trulin Elsesser, all of Fort Worth; mother, Syndey E. Taylor of Glen Rose; brother, Kenneth Taylor of Glen Rose; sister, Dorothy Baze of Cleburne; three grandchildren; and several nieces and one nephew.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

Jesse L. Thompson
LAKE WORTH -- Jesse Leonard Thompson, 68, an Air Force retiree, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at home.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Wednesday in Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at The Memorial Chapel.

Jesse Leonard Thompson was born Jan. 18, 1929, in Gladewater and had lived in the area since 1968. He served in Korea, Vietnam, Germany and France while in the Air Force.

Survivors: Sons, Wayne Thompson of Arizona and Stephen Patterson and Michael Patterson, both of Fort Worth; daughters, Debbie Brouillett of Washington and Kathy Thompson, Angela Thompson and Annetta Delgado, all of Fort Worth; sister, Sally Kiser of Gladewater; and 14 grandchildren.

The Memorial Chapel
1207 S. Cherry Lane, 246-4988
 

Mildred Vanoy
FORT WORTH -- Mildred Vanoy, 78, a retired housekeeping supervisor of a federal building, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Williams Funeral Chapel. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mildred Vanoy was born June 19, 1918, in Cleveland, Texas. She was a faithful member of First St. John Baptist Church, where she attended and served as an usher until health failure.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jody Vanoy, and her brother, Lonnie McKee.

Survivors: Sister, Etta Jackson; sister-in-Christ, Lavette Witherspoon; nephew-in-law, Tom Aldridge and his wife, Carolyn; and granddaughter-in- law, Laura.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

Everett J. Waudby
FORT WORTH -- Everett J. Waudby, 74, a retired insurance auditor, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Burial: Gorham Cemetery in Gorham, Kan. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Everett Waudby was born March 5, 1923, in Russell County, Kan. He married Betty T. Pearson on Aug. 16, 1952, in Leavenworth, Kan. She preceded him in death on July 10, 1988. He lived his early life in Russell County, Kan., graduating from Russell High School in 1942 and from Kansas State University. He served three years in the Navy. Everett had just received his 50-year membership pin in the Masonic Lodge of Russell, Kan. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 569 of Fort Worth. He was an avid cribbage player and taught cribbage at TCJC South Campus and attended many tournaments. He had just recently had a perfect 29 hand and received an award from the National Cribbage Association. Mr. Waudby always lived by the golden rule.

Survivors: Sons, Everett William Waudby of Fort Worth, Don H. Waudby of Dallas and Curtis B. Waudby of Fort Worth; brother, George Waudby of Lompoc, Calif.; and sisters, Ruth Moyer of Gorham, Kan., and Betty Schear of Prescott, Ariz.

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

Lola West
FORT WORTH -- Lola West, 98, a homemaker, died Monday, March 10, 1997, at a local nursing center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Laurel Land Chapel of Chimes. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth.

Lola West was born June 6, 1898. She was a Baptist.

Survivors: Sons, Claude West of Grandview and Bill West of Alvarado; daughter, Betty Smyth of Mansfield; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

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

Jimmy Edwin Wilkinson
FORT WORTH -- Jimmy Edwin Wilkinson, 48, a retired watch repairman, died Friday, March 7, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Greater Progressive Church of God In Christ. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Jimmy Edwin 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.

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 Co.

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

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

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Mary Alice Williams
FORT WORTH -- Mary Alice Williams, 90, a homemaker, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at a local nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Hudson Cemetery.

Mary Alice Williams was born Dec. 27, 1906, in Grandview. She was preceded in death by her husband, David, in 1974; daughter, Freda Yandow; and two grandsons.

Mary was respected by all of her family.

Survivors: Sons, John Williams of Arlington, Joe Williams of Fort Worth, Bern Williams of Burleson and Benny Williams of Hico; daughters, Veda Gilson of Latexo and Sarah Bryson of Cumming, La.; brother, Bill Fedderson of Forest Hill; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681
 

Dovie Winnett
FORT WORTH -- Dovie Winnett, 88, a retired Gearheart employee, died Monday, March 10, 1997, in Burleson.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Officiant: Dr. Dan Curry. Burial: Tye Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Dovie Winnett was born May 20, 1908, in Wise County. She was a member of South Oaks Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin James Winnett, in 1956 and a son, Chester Winnett, in 1993.

Survivors: Son, James Winnett of Weatherford; daughters, Juanita Mathis of Kennedale, Lometa Morris of Fort Worth and Betty Sisk of Burleson; sister, Lessie Francis of Haltom City; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

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

Richard L. Woodard
SPRINGTOWN -- Richard Lee Woodard, 60, a retired federal marshal, 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 U.S. Marshal's Office after 22 years. He was a member of Poly Masonic Lodge No. 925 AF&AM, as well as a member of 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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