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Published March 12, 1997

Bennie Allen
FORT WORTH -- Bennie Allen, 74, a sales manager, died Monday, March 10, 1997, in Fort Worth.

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

Bennie Allen was born July 23, 1922, in Sasakwa, Okla., to J.B. and Lillie (Bess) Allen. In Oklahoma, she worked for Douglas Aircraft, and in Fort Worth she worked for Exchange Parts and Southland Beauty Supply and Cameo. She played softball in Oklahoma City with Perfectcut team in the 50s. She enjoyed fishing and bowling.

Survivors: Sisters, Maxie Smith of Fort Worth and Flora Jones of Oklahoma City; eight nephews; six nieces; and many great-nephews and nieces from the east coast to west coast.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Alexander Alvarado
ARLINGTON -- Alexander Alvarado, five months old, died Monday, March 10, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Mass Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Grand Prairie. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. Rosary: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Arlington Funeral Home.

Alexander Alvarado was born Sept. 22, 1996. Survivors: Father, Miguel Alvarado of Arlington; mother, Norma Moreno of Arlington; sister, Viviana Alvarado of Arlington; paternal grandparents, Gonzalo and Ramona Alvarado of Edinburg; and maternal grandmother, Rosa Dimas of Arlington.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791

Jennie Lee Arnold
FORT WORTH -- Jennie Lee Arnold, 87, passed away Sunday, March 9, 1997, at her home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at South Hills Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Officiating will be the Rev. Bob Nickell and the Rev. Walter Reid. Graveside service: 3 p.m. Wednesday in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Mineola. Officiating will be the Rev. Allen Reed. Pallbearers will be men from Southside Baptist Church.

Jennie Lee Arnold was born Dec. 17, 1909, in Fort Worth to Henry Miller and Quincy Haynes Hummel. She married William O. Arnold on March 1, 1930, in Marietta, Okla. She graduated from North Side High School and was honored two years ago as the oldest living graduate. She was president of the Degree of Honors Protection Association No. 42. She moved to Fort Worth in 1989 from Quitman.

Mrs. Arnold retired after 15 years as a secretary for First Baptist Church of Quitman and also retired from the Texas Employment Commission as a business manager after 29 years' service.

She was a member of South Hills Baptist Church in Fort Worth and had served as a Sunday school teacher. She was also a member of Eastern Star Chapter 695 in Quitman, where she was a past worthy matron.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W.O. Arnold, in January 1987, and a sister, Mary Ruth Owens, in March 1992.

Survivors: Daughter, Jean A. Gardner of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Sherry McMahon of Frederick, Md., and Steve Gardner of Joshua; three great- grandchildren; niece, Jeanene Lee Owens of Mesquite; and nephew, Jimmy Owens of Berkeley, Calif.

Roselawn Funeral Home
Mineola, (903) 569-3825

Tom E. Aslin
FORT WORTH -- Tom Epton Aslin, 74, passed from this life Monday, March 10, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Hallmark Baptist Church, 7300 South Freeway. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Guardian Funeral Home.

Memorials: Tarrant County Cancer Care Services.

Tom was born Sept. 16, 1922, in Prescott, Ark., and was a World War II veteran. He was a 40-year resident of Fort Worth and retired as a supervisor from Aztec Manufacturing. Tom brought joy to everyone who knew him. Always quick to bring a smile and lend a helping hand, he truly never met a stranger. He was a source of strength and love to his family and friends, and he was much loved in return.

He was preceded in death by his twin brother, M.B. Aslin of Crowley.

Survivors: Wife of 51 years, Margie; son, Tommy and his wife, Clara; daughter, Pam and her husband, Art; son, Mike and his wife, Janice; son, Terry and his wife, Pat; sisters, Bonnie Fischer and Nell Matthews of Lamesa; sister, Clois Clark of Fort Worth. Tom is also survived by 12 grandchildren who dearly loved their Papaw.

Guardian Funeral Home
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

Lela Barger
CLEBURNE -- Lela Barger, 89, a retired restaurant owner, died Monday, March 10, 1997, in Cleburne.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Martin's Funeral Home. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery.

Lela Barger was born Feb. 9, 1908, in Cache Creek.

Martin's Funeral Home
Cleburne, (817) 558-3250

Pauline M. Batson
BENBROOK -- Pauline M. Batson, 67, a homemaker, passed away Monday, March 10, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital after a brief battle with cancer.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Thursday at Baumgardner Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery in Tucumcari, N.M. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Baumgardner Funeral Home.

Pauline Batson was born Jan. 9, 1930, in Louisville, Ky.

Mrs. Batson, along with her husband Jerry, moved to the Fort Worth area from San Diego, Calif., where Mr. Batson retired from the U.S. Navy. Mrs. Batson was a gentle, loving mother and a faithful wife who unselfishly supported her husband during his naval career. She never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew her. Mrs. Batson lived for her children and grandchildren and could always be found in her kitchen preparing wonderful Sunday dinners for her family.

She was preceded in death by a son, Benjamin, and granddaughter, Victoria.

Survivors: Husband, Jerry Ray Batson, an employee of Lockheed Martin; sons, Thomas Shelton of Liberty, N.C., and Michael Batson of Saginaw; daughter, Sharon Green of Philadelphia, Pa.; daughters-in-law, Myriam Batson and Vicky Shelton; and grandchildren, Lance, Julie, Sam, Amanda, Bryan Ray, Jessica, Jonathan and Melissa Joy.

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

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; and 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

Marcine L. Byers
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Marcine L. Byers, 80, a homemaker, died Monday, March 10, 1997, at a Dallas hospital.

Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Grand Prairie.

Memorials: St. Andrews Episcopal Church.

Marcine L. Byers was born Sept. 9, 1916, in Arkansas City, Kan. She was a member of the Alpha Gamma Chapter No. 5284 of Epsilon Sigma Alpha.

Survivors: Son, Fred Byers of Ore City; daughter, Sandra L. Rogers of Grand Prairie; sister, Freda McKnight of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren, Mark Hurlbut of El Paso, Gary Rogers, MBA, of Jacksonville, N.C., Shari Money of Fort Worth and Dean Byers of Frankfurt, Germany; and seven grandchildren. Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home
Grand Prairie, (972) 263-7200

Cora R. Callaway
FORT WORTH -- Cora Ruth Callaway, 89, a homemaker, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, at a health care center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Cora Ruth Callaway was born, Oct. 16, 1907, in Argyle. She was the daughter of the late Ural Joe and Mary Elizabeth (Claiborn) Taylor. She was raised in the Denton Community near Double Oaks and was united in marriage with Hugh "Red" Callaway on Nov. 17, 1929. To this union were born two daughters, both of whom survive her. They moved to several places before settling in Fort Worth. Ruth was a member of the Birdville Church of Christ and attended every service for as long as her health would permit. She loved children and was a contributor to the Children's Home in Fort Worth.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband "Red," one brother, Richard Taylor, and one sister, Nannie Jo Erwin.

Survivors: Daughters, Mary Louise Beasley of Fort Worth and Suzi Doty of Elkland, Mo.; sister, Bertha Mae Robertson of Louisville; grandchildren, Jerry Beasley, Cindy Morris, Lanisa Doty and Patricia "Doty" Wilkerson; eight great- grandchildren; two great-great- grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other family and friends. She will be remembered for her kind words and gentle smile.

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

Emma Cleveland
FORT WORTH -- Emma Cleveland, 88, a retired housekeeper, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at a Fort Worth care center.

Graveside service: 12 noon Wednesday in Skyvue Memorial Gardens in Rendon.

Emma Cleveland was born Dec. 1, 1908, in Oakwood.

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

Lucille F. Coughran
FORT WORTH -- Lucille Froulger Coughran, 85, a retired seamstress, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: noon Wednesday in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Lucille Froulger Coughran was born Sept. 16, 1911, in Richland Springs. She was a retired seamstress for Washer Brothers.

She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by her family.

Survivors: Daughter, Charlene Hayes and her husband, Richard, of Fort Worth; brother, Raymond Froulger of Alamo; sisters, Gloria Beyer of Seguin, Elsie Lusty of Fort Worth, Johnnie Christian of San Saba and Bertha Levisey of Bangs; grandchildren, Casey and his wife, Betty Hayes, of Fort Worth, Dina and Buck Wesson of Cleburne and Reisha Hayes of Fort Worth; great- grandchildren, Justin Wesson, Darland Wesson, Chance Wesson and Tait Wesson, all of Cleburne, and Michael Hayes and William Hayes, both of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Mittie A. Dowling
TEMPLE -- Mittie Ardell Dowling, 91, died Monday, March 10, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Temple, Texas. Officiating: the Rev. Steven Nesrsta and the Rev. Jimmy Engle. Burial: Bellwood Memorial Park in Temple. Rosary: 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C.J. Dowling Sr. of Temple, in 1977.

Survivors: Sons, C.J. Dowling Jr. of Fort Worth, Don Dowling of Denver, Colo., and Larry Joe Dowling of Austin; daughters, Juanita Nichols of Joshua, Frances Jackson of Austin and Katherine Hopkins of Dallas; 19 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Harper-Talasek Funeral Home
Temple, (817) 773-4564

Darwin Garrett
EVERMAN -- Darwin Garrett, 78, a retired hydrolic mechanic for General Dynamics, died Monday, March 10, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Everman United Methodist Church. Burial: Everman Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorials: Everman United Methodist Church or the Alzheimers Association.

Darwin Garrett was born Nov. 26, 1918, in Tarrant County.

Survivors: Wife, Juanita Garrett of Everman; sons, David D. Garrett of Fort Worth and Lester Garrett and wife, Pat, of Colt, Ark.; sister, Gladys Curry of Alvarado; four grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; brother-in-law, B.F. Casey of Fort Worth; sister-in-law, Dorothy Garrett of Weatherford; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Delmar J. Gaston
ARLINGTON -- Delmar J. Gaston, 90, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, in El Paso.

Memorial service: 3 p.m. Friday at J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Directors. Burial: Grapevine Cemetery. Dr. Tim Walker will officiate.

Delmar Gaston was born Nov. 22, 1906, in Shelbyville, Ill. He moved to Arlington from Colorado in 1974 to be near his children. He will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by two children, Helen and Eugene, and a granddaughter, Judith Skala.

Survivors: Wife of 65 years, Leona Gaston; daughters, Dorothy Jackson of Arlington and Shirley and Bill Duran of El Paso; grandchildren, Kathleen Henne of Arlington, David Hamerdinger of West Lafayette, Ore., Linda Self of Burleson, John Bowers of Grapevine and Donna Westbrook of Mansfield; and great- grandchildren, Christopher, Gail and Matthew Henne, Kenneth and Teresa Moore, Julie, Lynne and Eric Bowers, Robert Westbrook and Ashley Hamerdinger.

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

Marcelino Gonzales
FORT WORTH -- Marcelino Gonzales, 65, retired, died Monday, March 10, 1997, at his home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Marcelino Gonzales was born in Austin on Sept. 23, 1931. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Survivors: Wife, Gracie Gonzales; sons, Joe C. Gonzales, Jesse Gonzales and Rudy C. Retiz; daughter, Mary Retiz Murillo; mother, Selestina Peralez of Austin; brother, Lupe Gonzales of Austin; 14 grandchildren; and 26 great- grandchildren.

Alonzo Funeral Home
2301 Ephriham Ave., 740-9091

Fred B. Harlin
ITASCA -- Fred B. Harlin, 93, died Monday, March 10, 1997, at a Grandview nursing home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Clayton- Kay Funeral Home in Itasca. Burial: Itasca Cemetery in Itasca. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Grandview Nursing Home in Grandview, Tx. 76050.

Fred B. Harlin was born June 22, 1903, in Itasca.

Survivors: Son, Troyce Harlin of Hurst; daughters, Enola Woolard of Dallas and Durene Crouch of Itasca; three grandsons; and nine great- grandchildren.

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

Betty Inman
FLOWER MOUND -- Betty Inman, 70, a retired teacher, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at a Lewisville hospital.

Funeral: was at 2 p.m. Saturday at Dalton & Son Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Betty Inman was born March 28, 1926, in Ashland, Ala.

Survivors: Husband, John Paul Inman; sons, John Mark Inman, Don Inman, David William Inman and Paul Douglas Inman; daughters, Sue Inman, Kathrine Uptain, Ruth Ann Inman and Elizabeth Inman; sister, Martha Baker; and 12 grandchildren.

Dalton & Son Funeral Home
Lewisville, (972) 436-6511

Jerry M. Irby
ROCKWALL -- Jerry M. Irby, 87, retired from the ice business, died Monday, March 10, 1997, at a Rockwall nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Portales, N.M. Burial: Portales Cemetery. Rev. Jim Horton will officiate.

Jerry M. Irby was born May 23, 1909, in Haskell to Ethel and Joseph E. Irby. He grew up in Haskell and when he was about six years of age the family moved to Van Horn. About two years later, when his father died, they returned to Haskell. He was a graduate of Haskell High School, where he played football. He worked as an ice delivery man for awhile, and later on some area ranches.

Eventually he moved to lubbock, where he also worked for an ice house. In 1935, he went to Chilecothe, Mo., where he attended business college. It was there that he met his wife while they were in school. He married Lorean Hill in 1936. When he left school, he went to work for the John Deere Implement Company in Dodge City, Kan., and later in Greeley, Colo. In 1938 or 1939, they moved to Rogers, N.M., where he worked for his father-in-law, T.A. Hill. When World War II broke out, he enlisted in the Coast Guard. Following the war, he returned to the ranch in Rogers. After Mr. Hill's death in the late 1940s, he continued to run the ranch until 1954 when, due to economic conditions of the time, they sold off the livestock.

In 1956, after his wife's death, he traveled from place to place for about two years before settling in Fort Worth, where he worked for the Ballard Ice Equipment Company. He worked there until the mid-1980s, when he left to set up his own ice business. He retired in 1987 and had spent the last six years in a Rockwall rest home. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Holt and LaVerme Irby of Garland; grandchildren, Joseph Etheridge Irby, Kathy Tunnell, Kay Anton, James Scott Irby and Karon Leigh Irby; great- grandchildren, Cole Irby Tunnell, Justanni Ruth Tunnell and Kaitlyn Rae Irby; sister, Ethel Irby Skinner of Waco; and a very devoted friend, Evelyn Smith of Lubbock.

Wheeler Mortuary
Portales, N.M., (505) 356-4455

John H. Jeffery
FORT WORTH -- John Henry Jeffery, 85, a pullman porter for Texas & Pacific Railroad with 31 years of service who retired in 1974, died Monday, March 10, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Olive Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 12 noon to 9 p.m. at Baker Funeral Home.

John Henry Jeffery was born Sept. 10, 1911, in Whitehouse in Smith County, the son of the late John Jeffery and Lizzie Hartfield Jeffery. He attended public school there. In 1936 he settled in Fort Worth and united with Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church and served as deacon and treasurer of Sunday school. Mr. Jeffery was a veteran of the Navy in World War II. He was a loyal employee of Texas & Pacific Railroad for 31 years.

Survivors: Wife, Pearline Mosley Jeffery of Fort Worth; brothers, The Rev. J. D. Jeffery of Atwater, Calif., and Booker T. Jeffery of Oakland, Calif.; sister, Azelee Flemming of Ennis; stepsons, Clarence Ousley and Charles Mosley; stepdaughter, Mae Frances Riles of Fort Worth; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.

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

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

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at All Saints Catholic Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Clemente De Lara, Reynaldo De Lara, Al Anque, Raymond Ortiz, Phillip Botello, Chris Perales, Richie Hill and Gregory Escovedo.

Memorials: American Heart Association.

George Lopez was born June 29, 1948, in Baird. He was a beloved husband, father, son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and dear friend. George touched the lives of his wife, family and friends, and always opened his heart and home to them.

He was a Vietnam veteran and served in the Army, 1st Cavalry Division.

George was preceded in death by his father, Pedro Garcia Lopez, and his mother, Juanita De Lara Lopez.

Survivors: Wife, Cindy Lopez of Saginaw; son, Kevin Lopez of Saginaw; daughters, Pamela Lopez and Melanie Lopez of Saginaw; foster child, Robert Hall of Saginaw; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joe and Tomasita Aguilera of Fort Worth; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jesse Aguilera and Terre Bosillio of Arlington, Ron and Pam Aguilera of Arlington, Richard and Gracie Escovedo of Fort Worth and Chris and Sally Jekel of Bedford; sisters, Angie Mendez and her husband, Pete, of Baird and Sandra Wise and her husband, David, of Saginaw; grandchild, Caitlyn Lopez of Saginaw; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Ben Marak
WINDTHORST -- Ben Marak, 55, a ramp serviceman for Eastern Airlines at D/FW Airport, died Monday, March 10, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral Mass: was 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Windthorst, Texas. Burial: St. Mary's Cemetery.

Memorials: Leo A. Hoff Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Texas Holstein Association, 1217 South Broadway, Suite Q, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482.

Ben Marak was born Nov. 28, 1941, in Holliday, Texas. He and Virginia Hoff were married on Aug. 23, 1960, in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Survivors: Wife; son, Tim of Fort Worth; daughter, Tammie Ferguson of Huffman; and six grandchildren.

Aulds Funeral Home
Archer City, (817) 574-4422

Marjorie I. McIntyre
FORT WORTH -- Marjorie I. McIntyre, 75, a retired department store supervisor, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, in Fort Worth.

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

Marjorie I. McIntyre was born July 5, 1921, in Converse, La. She was retired from Monnigs in Westcliff. She was active in the Senior Education Program at Tarrant County Junior College. She will be missed greatly by friends and family.

`Our precious mom and grandma, you were an inspiration to us all. You loved life to the fullest and life loved you back. You are so dear to our hearts and we will always treasure the moments we spent together. We love you very much. God rest your soul. From your loving family.' 

Survivors: Husband of 52 years, Col. Donald E. McIntyre; son, Bill A. McIntyre and wife, Donna; daughters, Diana L. Pilson and husband, Robert, and Becky S. Brennerman and husband, John; seven grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Clara N. McPherson
LIPAN -- Clara Nell McPherson, 69, a homemaker, died Monday, March 10, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Lipan. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorials: First Baptist Church Building Fund or a charity of choice.

Clara Nell McPherson was born Feb. 24, 1928, in Erath County. She was a longtime Lipan resident and was pianist at First Baptist Church.

Mrs. McPherson and her husband, Gene, owned and operated the Mc & B Grocery Store from 1948 to 1973. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 11, 1996, with a reception at the Lipan Community Center.

Mrs. McPherson was preceded in death by her father, O.V. Bustle, and a granddaughter, Paula Nell Ward.

Survivors: Husband, Gene McPherson of Lipan; daughters and sons-in- law, Sharon and Eddie Ward of Fort Worth, Ranella and Ronnie Armstrong of Brock and Elaine and Larry Pilkington of Lipan; mother, Vera Mae Bustle of Lipan; and three granddaughters, Jennifer Armstrong and Kellie Armstrong, both of Brock, and Larissa Pilkington of Lipan.

Wiley Chapel
Lipan, (817) 646-2255

Ben Moody Jr.
AZLE -- Ben Moody Jr., 85, a retired salesman, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Ben Moody was born June 7, 1911, in Abilene.

Survivors: Wife, Frances Moody of Azle; nieces, Martis Armstrong Guthrie and Pat Trainer, both of Fort Worth; and nephew, James A. Wilson of Lake Worth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Josephine H. Moore
GRAPEVINE -- Josephine H. Moore, 81, a retired school nurse, died Monday, March 10, 1997.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Lucas Funeral Home in Grapevine. Burial: Grapevine Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Josephine H. Moore was born March 31, 1915, in Shawnee County, Kan. She was a Grapevine-Colleyville public schools first nurse. She retired in 1984. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Grapevine.

Survivors: Sons, Eugene Moore and Paul Moore of Grapevine; daughters, Susan Branan of Pennsylvania and Jo Nell Elms of Keller; grandchildren, Dan Branan, Charles Moore, Martha Frazier, Ginger Moore Quillen, Laura Elms and Shane Moore; and eight great- grandchildren.

Lucas Funeral Home
Grapevine, 488-7566

Luther W. Morelock
HURST -- Luther W. Morelock, 80, a garage owner and a retired manager for the Vandergriff auto dealership, died Monday, March 10, 1997, in Euless.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Luther W. Morelock was born April 27, 1916, in Euless. He operated Morelock Garage in Euless for 25 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Euless and First United Methodist Church of Euless and had been a trustee on the Hurst-Euless-Bedford school board.

Mr. Morelock was preceded in death by a son, T. Gene Morelock, and a grandson, Jimmy Morelock.

Survivors: Wife of 62 years, Vivian Morelock of Hurst; daughter, Lynnelle Rea of Bedford; sister, Myrtle Cole of Arlington; grandchildren, Terri Morelock Boatman of Watauga, Brian Hanley Rea of Portland, Ore., and Cary Allen Rea of Bedford; and great-grandchildren, Hunter and Clayton Boatman, both of Watauga.

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

Francisco R. Moreno
FORT WORTH -- Francisco Rios Moreno, 58, a foreman at Deen Meat Co., died Monday, March 10, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at All Saints Catholic Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Prayer Service: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Francisco Rios Moreno was born Oct. 4, 1938, in Robstown. He worked for Deen meat Company for five years and Lind Paper Company for ten years. He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church. He was a great father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all.

Survivors: Daughters, Norma Flores of Round Rock, Mary Esquivel of Fort Worth, Connie Ramos of Houston, Josie Monroe of Fort Worth, Dolores Moreno Martinez of Fort Worth, Virginia Escobar of Fort Worth and Nora Moreno of Fort Worth; nine brothers; eight sisters; 21 grandchildren; loving former wife, Virginia Longoria of Fort Worth; and special friend, Alicia Barron of Fort Worth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Thomas D. Powell
HALTOM CITY -- Thomas Daren Powell, 38, a commercial artist, died Monday, March 10, 1997, in Haltom City.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Thomas Daren Powell was born Oct. 7, 1958, in Fort Worth. He was a lifelong resident of the Fort Worth area and graduated with the Eastern Hills High School class of 1977. He was a member of the Lions Club.

Survivors: Daughter, Whitney Powell of Lake Worth; mother, Tonya T. Powell of North Richland Hills; father, Robert H. Powell of Lake Worth; brother, Robert Leahy Powell of Fort Worth; grandmother, Mrs. Janet Powell of Arlington; and niece, Miss Jennifer Powell of Fort Worth.

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

Patrick W. Rickard
FORT WORTH -- Patrick Waco Rickard, 28, a licensed vocational nurse, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, in Bedford.

Memorial service: 3 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 1997, at Cedar Creek Bible Church in Seven Points. Rev. Bob Parry will officiate.

Patrick Waco Rickard was born March 13, 1968, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Billy Bunch and Jane Horn Rickard. In the middle of his senior year, his family transferred to Texas. Patrick graduated from Mabank High School in May of 1986. He later entered Navarro Junior College in August of 1988. After graduating from LVN school, he worked at Parkland Hospital and John Peter Smith Hospital. At the time of his death he was working for Dr. Hubert Gibson. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Henry Bunch and Eunice Rickard, and his aunts, Wanda Gentry and Dr. Opal Sprecker.

Survivors: Father, Billy Bunch Rickard and his wife, Meredith; mother, Elisa Janice Horn Rickard Crow; half- brothers, Terry Bunch Rickard and Leslie Carl Crow; maternal grandparents, Ray E. and Ruth Horn and Evelyn Purifoy Horn Smith; five aunts; three uncles; two cousins; one stepbrother; one stepsister; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Patrick was loved dearly by all who knew him and will be missed tremendously.

Eubank Funeral Home
Mabank, (903) 887-3111

Roy A. Robertson Sr.
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Roy A. Robertson Sr., 81, a retired truck driver for TXI, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Roy A. Robertson Sr. was born June 10, 1915, in Mt. Vernon, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Robertson were married 56 years.

Survivors: Wife, Geraldine Robertson of North Richland Hills; sons, Roy L. Robertson of Granbury, J.L. Robertson of Lake Worth and Dexter Robertson of Fort Worth; daughters, Barbara Cadran of Burleson and Patricia Dysart of North Richland Hills; sisters, Nettie Marie Hooks of Fort Worth and Faye Ciraulo of California; 12 grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren.

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

Donald A. Roessler
ARLINGTON -- Donald A. Roessler, 65, the founder of a directory printing company, College Publishing, died Monday, March 10, 1997, in Dallas.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Dallas.

Memorials: Scottish Rite Hospital, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, Texas 75219, (214) 559-5000, or Bethesda Lutheran Homes, 700 Hoffman Drive, Watertown, Wis. 53094, (414) 261-3050.

Donald A. Roessler was born June 9, 1931, in Chicago, Ill. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors: Wife of 45 years, Pat Roessler of Arlington; sons, Jim Roessler and his wife, Susan, of Arlington and Rob Roessler and his wife, Tammy, of Arlington; and grandchildren, Stephanie and Blake.

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

Lavada O. Russell
MINERAL WELLS -- Lavada Ozella Russell, 77, a homemaker, died Monday, March 10, 1997, at a Mineral Wells hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fairview Baptist Church in Palo Pinto County. Burial: Dobbs Valley Cemetery in Palo Pinto County.

Lavada Ozella Russell was born Sept. 16, 1919, in Blanco, Okla. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Survivors: Daughters, Joyce Sarver of Mineral Wells and Janice McLaughlin of Lufkin; brothers, Raymond Howeth of Anadarko, Okla., and Robert Howeth of Bakersfield, Calif.; sisters, Juanita Franklin of Muskegon, Mich., and Lorraine Rice of Bakersfield, Calif.; six grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

Mineral Wells, (817) 325-4422

Amy A. Silva
WARREN, R.I -- Amy A. Silva, 69, a homemaker, died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, at a medical center.

Funeral: was 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 1997, at Wibur-Romano Funeral Home. Burial: was in St. Mary of the Bay Cemetery. Visitation: was Feb. 25 and 26.

Memorials: United Way, Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, R.I.

Amy A. Silva was born March 27, 1927, in Barrington, R.I. She was a member of St. Mary of the Bay Church, the Women's Auxiliary of American Legion, Post 8, the Clover Club and St. Anthony and Sacred Heart Societies of Holy Angels Church. She was also a volunteer for Arlington Memorial Hospital, St. Stephen's Church and ARC of Texas.

Survivors: Husband, Joseph F. Silva of Warren R.I.; son, Joseph R. Silva of Somerset, Mass.; daughters, Alyce Burke of North Easton, Mass. and Lynne Young of Grand Prairie; sisters, Angelina DiSano of East Providence, R.I., Mary Medeiros of Barrington, R.I., and Anna DelSignore of Johnston, R.I.; and grandchildren, Eliza Burke, Taylor Silva and Haley Young.

Wibur-Romano Funeral Home
Warren, R.I., (401) 245-6818

Srilda Span
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Srilda Span, 76, a seamstress, died Monday, March 10, 1997, at a Bedford hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Graveside service: 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Winnhill Cemetery in Jacksboro.

Srilda Span was born Jan. 2, 1921, in Goree, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman E. Span, in 1991, and a sister, Pearl Loftis, in 1993.

Survivors: Brother, Garland Polson of Burleson; sister, Lucy Loftis of Fort Worth; nephews, Harold Loftis of Fort Worth, Arless Loftis of Joshua, David Loftis of Abilene, Danny Loftis of Breckenridge and Sid Polson of Fort Bragg, N.C.; nieces, Kathy Hall of Weatherford and Donna (Loftis) Smith of Fort Worth; nine great-nieces; and four great- nephews.

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

Alton Stinson
SAN ANGELO -- Alton Stinson, 79, died Monday, March 10, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson's Funeral Home. Rev. George Frazier will officiate. Burial: Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.

Alton Stinson was born July 12, 1917, in Lingerville. He retired from Goodyear Proving Ground in 1972.

Survivors: Wife, Margie Stinson of San Angelo; sons, G.L. Stinson of San Angelo, Ronnie Stinson of Dallas and Donald Lee Stinson of Joshua; daughters, Luevenia Dollahan of Midland and Renee O'Balle of San Antonio; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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

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