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Published March 21, 1997

Gary D. Ansley 

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Saturday in Prairie Springs Cemetery in Burleson.

Gary Ansley was born April 13, 1952, in Fort Worth.

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

Jeanette Armour
CLEBURNE -- Jeanette Armour, 88, a retired physical therapist, died Monday, March 17, 1997, in Waco.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Officiating: Dr. W.C. Everett.

Memorials: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas 75219.

Jeanette Armour was born Feb. 10, 1909, in New York, N.Y. She was a member of Fielder Road Baptist Church and had been a physical therapist for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elihu.

Survivors: Sons and daughters-in- law, Liebert Armour and Cindy of Waco and Harvey Armour and Francis of Winston-Salem, N.C.; grandchildren, Philip Armour and wife, Mindy, of Longview, Debbie Armour of Plainview, Beth Armour of Waco and Jeannie Armour Evans and husband, Barrett, and Jon Armour, all of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and great- grandson, Judah Armour of Longview.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Peggy Hite Biggs
RIVER OAKS -- Peggy Hite Biggs, 85, a retired bank teller at Security State Bank in River Oaks, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, at a care center.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Baptist Fellowship Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Shannon North Funeral Chapel.

Officiating: the Rev. Jack Slater, Faith Baptist Fellowship Church, and the Rev. Sonny Smith, First Baptist Church of Boyd.

Leslie B. "Peggy" Biggs was born Dec. 15, 1911, in Fort Worth. She was a member of River Oaks Ladies Garden Club, an honorary member of Star Promaders Club, the Granbury Ladies Club, the River Oaks Business and Professional Womens Group and was a former member of Castleberry Baptist Church, where she later moved her membership to Faith Baptist Fellowship Church.

Survivors: Daughters and son-in-law, Chessene and Audie Phillips of Boyd, and Peggy Jean Siefke of Miami, Fla.; nephew, Jerry Kellum of Corpus Christi; seven grandchildren; 19 great- grandchildren; and one great-great- granddaughter.

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

J.E. Boog-Scott Jr.
CLEBURNE -- J.E. Boog-Scott Jr., 91, a retired cattleman and rancher, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, in Cleburne.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Martin's Funeral Home in Cleburne. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

J.E. Boog Scott Jr. was born Aug. 18, 1905, in Coleman County.

Survivors: Son, John Boog-Scott III of Rockwall; daughters, Donna Blazi of Fallbrook, Calif., and Betsy Crum of McKinney; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

Arbie N. Boyd
COMANCHE -- Arbie Nathan Boyd, 98, a retired teacher, administrator and stockman, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997, at an Early nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Gustine. Burial: Gustine Cemetery.

Arbie Boyd was a native of Gustine and a member of First Baptist Church, where he served as deacon more than 55 years. He was a Master Mason and Past Master of the Flemming Lodge. He served as chairman of the Comanche County Board of Education 18 years.

Survivors: Wife, Mabel Vernon Boyd of Gustine; son, Rev. Gary K. Boyd and wife, Sarah, of Coleman; grandchildren, Kent Boyd of Tulia, Elizabeth Boyd Clevenger of Trujillo, Peru, and Kathryn Boyd of Lubbock; and great-grandson, Nathan Robert Boyd of Tulia.

Comanche Funeral Home
Comanche, (915) 356-2531
 

Thomas R. Brandon
GRAHAM -- Thomas Robert Brandon, 80, a retired musician, died Monday, March 17, 1997, in Graham.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at McMillan- Satterwhite Funeral Home. Burial: Loving Cemetery. Visitation: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m at the funeral home.

Thomas Robert Brandon was born Oct. 1, 1916, in Grennville, N.M.

McMillan-Satterwhite Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-3773
 

Susan M. Bynum
DECATUR -- Susan Marie Bynum, 72, a homemaker, died Monday, March 10, 1997, in Indio, Calif.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.

Susan Bynum was born Aug. 1, 1924, in Decatur.

Survivors: Son, John Bynum of Anza, Calif.; daughter, Wanda Sue Anderson of Anza, Calif.; brother, L.D. Barnett of Albuquerque, N.M.; sister, Wanda L. Martin of Denton; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959
 

Alice A. Carmichael
BOYD -- Alice Adeline Carmichael, 72, a homemaker, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997, in Azle.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Friday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.

Alice Carmichael was born Jan. 9, 1925, in Hart Butte, N.D.

Survivors: Husband of 52 years, James H. Carmichael of Boyd; son, Bing Carmichael of Boyd; daughters, Linda Carmichael of Wheatland, Judy Gauthier of Bryan and Mary Carter of Mesquite; brother, Don Seigler of California; sister, Loretta DeFrance of Washington; seven grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.

Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home
Boyd, (817) 433-5310
 

Robert Cavanaugh
HURST -- Robert "Brad" Cavanaugh, 43, a retired wholesale automobile salesman, died Thursday, March 20, 1997, at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral: to be announced. Burial: Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens, Texas. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst.

Robert Cavanaugh was born Jan. 16, 1954, in Dallas.

Survivors: Companion for 20 years, Steve Irwin; father and mother, Walt and Joyce Cavanaugh of Hurst; sister, Jennifer Meador of Hurst; and nieces, Jacinda Sanders and Ashley Condor.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

David O. Clements
GRANBURY -- David O'Neal Clements, 47, a technical engineer, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997, in Dallas.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Friday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale. Visitation: noon to 3 p.m. Friday.

David Clements was born June 5, 1949, in Dallas. He fought in the Vietnam War. He was an excellent husband and father.

Survivors: Wife, Ramona Clements of Granbury; sons, Terry Clements of Florida and Daniel Clements of Oklahoma; daughter, Charlene Mauck of Sapulpa, Okla.; stepsons, Jerry Johnson of Garland and Daniel Johnson of Fort Worth; sister, Kathy Clements of Arlington; five grandchildren; and uncle Ray and aunt Shirley Clements.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681
 

Melissa L. Dearden
FORT WORTH -- Melissa Leighanne Dearden, 10, a fourth grade student at Tanglewood Elementary, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, in Gunnison, Colo., as a result of injuries sustained in a sledding accident after enjoying a week of skiing and sledding with her family and friends.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday in the Sanctuary of First United Methodist Church. Dr. K. Wayne Day will officiate. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Pallbearers: R.J. Johnson, Brad Loeffelholz, DDS, Steve Patterson, Gary Pointer, DDS, Greg Regian and Fred Spradley, DDS. Honorary pallbearers: Charles A. Carlton, MD, Alan Davenport, MD, Paul Mertz, Randy Najera, Scott Robins, MD, John Sharpe and Bart Tucker. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials: The family expresses heartfelt appreciation for the generosity and love of the W.A. and Charles Moncrief families and to all of these individuals who were supportive in their time of need. Should friends desire, memorials may be given to: University Little League Girls' Softball or The Infant Formula, Food and Clothing Bank at First United Methodist Church.

Melissa Leighanne Dearden was born Sept. 16, 1986, in Fort Worth. She was a lifelong resident of Fort Worth and a member of the fourth grade Sunday school class at First United Methodist Church. She was a Camp Fire Girl, a dancer at Dian-Clough West Studio and a piano student of Melissa Loflin. She was an all-star softball player on the University Little League Chick's softball team and a member of the River Crest swim and dive team.

Survivors: Parents, Craig L. and Margaret Dearden; brothers, Matthew Dearden and Michael Dearden; sister, Margaret Erin Dearden; paternal grandfather, Orin L. Dearden of Fort Worth; and maternal grandmother, Margaret Millsap.

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

Thurman L. Dement
GRAHAM -- Thurman Lewis Dement, 82, a retired carman for Burlington Northern Railroad, died Thursday, March 20, 1997, at a local hospital.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Saturday in Childress Cemetery.

Memorials: American Heart Association.

Thurman Lewis Dement was born Oct. 17, 1914, in Childress.

Morrison Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-2121
 

Patty B. Edwards
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Patty B. Edwards, 54, formerly of Fort Worth, died Tuesday, March, 18, 1997, at a local hospice center.

Funeral: private.

Memorials: in lieu of flowers, please send contributions to: Hospice, care of Rhode Island Foundation, 169 George St., Pawtucket, R.I. 02860, or a charity of choice.

Patty B. Edwards was born in Shreveport, La., and was the daughter of the late John V. and Helon (Watson) Bordeno. She had lived in Providence for ten years.

Ms. Edwards graduated from Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth and attended Texas Christian University. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association and the Bible Study Fellowship of Rhode Island. She was also a memebr of P.E.O. of Montana and was a former committee chair of the Handicraft Club of Providence.

Survivors: Husband, J. Preston Edwards; daughter, Stacy Bowz of Los Angeles; son, John B. Edwards of Bozeman, Mont.; and sister, Nancy Honts of Fort Worth.

Monahan-Kelly Drabble-Sherman Funeral Directors
Providence, R.I., (401) 331-9887
 

Georgia Evans
ARLINGTON -- Georgia Evans, 79, a secretary in education, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Epworth United Methodist Church, 1400 S. Cooper St., Arlington. Burial: private at a later date.

Memorials: American Heart Association, 2401 Scott Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76103.

Georgia Evans was born July 8, 1917, in Missouri.

She was a longtime Arlington resident. She was a retired secretary and homemaker. Mrs. Evans was an active member of the Arlington Stroke Club, Aphasis Group, Care Givers, Primetime Church Group at Epworth United Methodist Church, American Heart Association and a volunteer at the Health South.

Survivors: Sons and daughters-in- law, Carl and Boonie Evans of Des Moines, Iowa, James and Connie Evans of Apple Valley, Minn., Richard and Carolyn Evans of Germantown, Tenn., and Marc and Gilda Evans of Arlington; daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Jack Witherspoon of Duncanville, Kae and Larry Fisher of Highland Village and Judy and Larry Carmack of Waterloo, Iowa; 16 grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; sister, Mildred Plium of Riverside, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

T.J. Fair
FORT WORTH -- T.J. Fair, 85, who had retired as a maintenance worker for TU Electric after 35 years of service, died Monday, March 17, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Saturday at McMillan United Methodist Church, 3401 Mountcastle Drive. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Family Hour: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Home.

T.J. Fair was born Aug. 17, 1911, in Royse City. He was a member of McMillan UMC. He served in the Navyand was preceded in death by two wives, Helen Fair and Lucille Fair and parents, Ed and Della Fair..

Survivors: Son, Douglas Fair; daughters, Ester Nichols, Carolyn Fair and Lessia Fair; brother, Thurman Fair; sister, Christine Meeks; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nine great- great-granchildren; and cousins, nephews and nieces.

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

Nicholas Garcia
GRAHAM -- Nicholas Garcia, 72, a laborer in the automotive business, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997, in Graham.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at McMillan-Satterwhite Funeral Home. Burial: Pioneer Cemetery.

Nicholas Garcia was born Sept. 10, 1924, in Edinburg.

McMillan-Satterwhite Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-3773
 

Teresa Kay Hall
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Teresa Kay Hall, 30, a homemaker, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997, at a local medical center.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Friday in Mansfield Cemetery.

Teresa Kay Hall was born May 4, 1966, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Husband, Jeff Hall of Grand Prairie; sons, John Jeffery Hall and Michael Dean Hall, both of Grand Prairie; mother, Nancy Oliver of Grand Prairie; sisters, Tina Teater of Grand Prairie, Joanna Wallace of Rendon and Angie Everatt of Grand Prairie; and grandparents, J.D. and Oleta Oliver of Grand Prairie.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555
 

Hattie B. Hamilton
FORT WORTH -- Hattie B. Hamilton, 81, a retired housekeeper, died Sunday, March 16, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Zion Rest Baptist Church. Burial will be in Hillsboro.

Mrs. Hattie B. Hamilton was born in 1915 in Hillsboro.

Survivors: Daughter, Shirley Miller and husband, Alford; grandchildren, Toni Small and Damon Miller, all of Los Angeles, Calif.; sisters, Jennie Howard of Fort Worth, Letha Ledbetter of Floydada and Katie Malone of Fort Worth; two grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; two aunts; one uncle; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Dorsey-Keatts Funeral Home
Hillsboro, (817) 582-3372
 

Uyulus G. Henderson
FORT WORTH -- Uyulus Gene Henderson, 57, an environmental specialist for Harris Hospital for the last three years and a retired inspector who had been with American Manufacturing for 20 years, died Saturday, March 15, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Church, 711 N.W. 29th Street. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Family hour: 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Uyulus Henderson was born March 16, 1939, in Avant, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Henderson.

Survivors: Wife of 31 years, Joyce Bell Henderson; daughters, Phyllis Myles, Evelyn Henderson, Denise Glasford and Debra Torrance; mother, Martha Henderson of Teague; brothers, the Rev. John M. Henderson of Fort Worth, the Rev. William H. Henderson of Teague, Clyde C. Henderson and Billy R. Henderson, both of Houston, and Robert D. Henderson of Teague; sisters, Marja D. Maxson of Tyler and Melissie R. Tave of Houston; and four grandchildren.

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

Willie D. Hill
FORT WORTH -- Willie D. Hill, 85, who retired from General Dynamics after 22 years of service, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997, at a Fort Worth retirement center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Kopperl. Burial: Kopperl Cemetery.

Mrs. Hill was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence D. Hill, in 1971.

Survivors: Daughter, Barbara June Hill; sisters, Mrs. Lola Warren and Mrs. Nell Gutkowski, all of Fort Worth; and a host of neices and nephews.

Lawson Funeral Home
Meridian, (817) 435-2792
 

Raymond Horton
CLEBURNE -- Raymond Horton, 86, a retired Santa Fe Railroad carman, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997, at a Cleburne nursing home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday at White Church, near Glen Rose.

Raymond Horton was born, Oct. 19, 1910, in Nemo.

Survivors: Sons, Wayland Horton of Lubbock and Rayland J. Horton of Iowa Park; daughter, Barbara Louise Sherman of Sunburst, Mont.; sister, Martha Johnston of Euless; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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

Ruth Huffstuttler
DENNIS -- Ruth Irene Huffstuttler, 87, a homemaker, died Thursday, March 20, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Cotten-Bratton Funeral Chapel. Burial: Buckner Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Ruth Irene Huffstuttler was born April 26, 1909, in Parker County.

Cotten-Bratton Funeral Chapel
Weatherford, (817) 594-2711
 

Julia Jackson
FORT WORTH -- Julia "Aunt Dooley" Jackson, 85, a homemaker, died Sunday, March 16, 1997, at home.

Graveside service: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Chapel.

Julia Jackson was born Aug. 30, 1911, in Plantersville.

She was a member of New Light Baptist Church and Forest Hill Senior Citizens Center.

Survivors: Nieces, Icie Green, Mary Anna Johnson and Catherine Fielder of Denver, Colo.; nephews, Jessie L. Young and Lee Langston Sr.; and a host of other nieces and nephews.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

Georgia R. Jenkins
FORT WORTH -- Georgia R. Jenkins, 70, a homemaker, died Thursday, March 20, 1997, in Fort Worth.

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

Memorials: First Baptist Church of Benbrook.

Georgia Jenkins was born June 23, 1926, in Mullin, Texas.

Survivors: Husband of 51 years, Clarence Jenkins of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Barry Ennis of Fort Worth; sisters, Mary Scrivner of Rockport, Joyce Gross and Wilma Firneno, both of Mesquite and Sharon Geis of Tulsa, Okla.; grandson, Greg Ennis of San Antonio; and 14 nieces and nephews.

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

Beth A. Johnson
BRIDGEPORT -- Beth Ann Johnson, 42, a homemaker, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, in Bridgeport.

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

Beth Johnson was born June 7, 1954, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Husband, Ronald "Ray" Johnson of Bridgeport; son, Vernon Johnson of Bridgeport; daughters, Leigh Ann Jones of Fort Worth and Melodi Linn Johnson of Addison; parents, Kenneth and Shirley McKinney of Hurst; sister, Debra J. Lancaster of Colleyville; grandmother, Gussie Buckner of Haltom City; nephews, Travis Lancaster and Kevin Lancaster, both of Colleyville; and companion and faithful friend, Pudge.

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

Robert Kemper
BURLESON -- Robert Kemper, 47, a printer, died Thursday, March 20, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home.

Robert Kemper was born Feb. 21, 1950, in Canon City, Colo.

He worked at Apollo Playing Cards & Perkins Printing. He was preceded in death by his brother, Earl Kemper.

Survivors: Wife, Linda Kemper of Burleson; daughters, Sheila Russell of Alvarado, Teresa Kemper of Burleson and Dee Dee Brown of Cleburne; brothers, LeRoy Kemper of Paradise, Merle Kemper of Fort Worth and David Kemper of Washington; sisters, Arlene Willett of Kerrville, Nadine Burian of Colorado, Ann Cowen of Mansfield and Cathy Beachamp of Burleson; and grandchildren, Tessa Marino, Krystal Russell, Candice Corales and Shea Brown.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681
 

Paul H. Lankford
FORT WORTH -- Paul Herbert Lankford, 80, a retired antiques dealer and service station owner, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997, in Arlington.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at Arlington Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington.

Memorials: The Parkinson's Support Group of Tarrant County, 1706 Camelia Dr., Arlington, Texas 76013.

Paul Lankford was born May 9, 1916, in Canute, Okla. He was a Handley resident for 50 years. He was a Purple Heart recipient while serving with the U.S. Army during World War II in Europe.

Survivors: Wife of 57 years, Charlcie Lankford of Fort Worth; son and daughter-in-law, Charles Paul and Bonnie Lankford of Rowlett; grandchildren, Hillary Lankford, Julie Day and Becca Hamerly; and great-granddaughter, Lauren Day.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Charles W. Martin
ARLINGTON -- Charles William Martin, 77, a former engineer with Robert E. McKee, Inc., died Wednesday, March 19, 1997, at an Arlington hospital.

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

Charles William Martin was born March 18, 1920, in Kansas City, Kan. He retired from McKee in 1986 after 35 years of service as a professional engineer.

He received his degree in architectural engineering from Oklahoma University in 1949. He served as a pilot with the Army Air Corps during World War II, flying in China, Burma and India. He had lived in Arlington the last seven years.

He graduated from flying school in October 1942 as a staff sergeant pilot. He was commissioned in the field in February 1943 as a 2nd lieutenant. He flew supplies and gasoline to Gen. Claire Chenualt's "Flying Tigers" across "The Hump," the Himalayas. He flew more than 100 trips across "The Hump" and received a distinguished flying cross, three air medals and a presidential unit citation. He returned to the United States in June 1944 and was selected as one of the first 18 pilots to fly for M.A.T.S, a newly organized company to fly patients throughout the United States as they returned from the European Theater of War. He was a captain when discharged from the service in 1944.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Dixie, of Arlington; sons, David of Denver, Colo., and Richard of Colleyville; daughter, Cheryl Rector of Arlington; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

Glenn D. Miser
GRANBURY -- Glenn D. Miser, 73, a Texaco service station owner, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Family will be at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Saturday to greet family and friends.

Glenn Miser was born June 25, 1923, in Cooke County, Texas. He was the former owner of Miser Texaco Service Station. He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of Tarrant Lodge No. 942 and was a Shriner.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Walley Miser, and two sisters, Jewell Hoskins and Attye May Gregory.

Survivors: Wife, Lois Miser of Granbury; sons, Steve Miser and John Miser, both of Fort Worth; brother, Wade Miser of Crowley; sister-in-law, Inez Miser; and eight nieces and nephews.

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

John A. Murdock III
FORT WORTH -- John Allen Murdock III, 53, a retired Air Force master sergeant, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997.

Graveside service: 2:30 p.m. Friday in Fort Gibson National Cemetery in Fort Gibson, Okla.

John Allen Murdock III was an Air Force master sergeant for 23 years until his retirement in 1985.

Survivors: Wife, Mary; son, John Allen Murdock IV of Fort Worth; daughter, Victoria Marie Murdock of Fort Worth; and two grandchildren, Jacqline Michelle Murdock and John Allen Murdock V.

Wright Funeral Home
Coweta, Okla., 918-486-5515
 

Jack K. Newell
COLLEYVILLE -- Jack K. Newell, 76, an aircraft quality engineer, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, in Grapevine.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Foust Funeral Home. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Christ Haven, P.O. Box 467, Keller, Texas 76248.

Jack Newell was born March 25, 1920, in Boston, Mass.

He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, serving as a second lieutenant as a fighter pilot and in the Air Transport Command. He was also active in the African, European and Pacific Theaters of operations.

Survivors: Wife of 50 1/2 years, Dorcus McMahan Newell; sons, Robert and wife, Penny Newell, of Hamilton, Mont., and Thomas Newell of Grapevine; daughters, Patsy Walton and husband, Dr. Bill Walton, of Clyde; brother, Robert Newell of Bethesda, Md.; sisters, Anne Bell of Randolph, Mass., and Alice Levine of Brooklyn, N.Y.; grandchildren, Julie, Ben, Debra, Andrea and Michael; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Cassie R.T. Paris
RICHLAND HILLS -- Cassie Regina Theresa Paris, 15, a student, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Friday at St. John the Apostle. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Memorials: Cook Children's Medical Center, Hemotology-Oncology, in memory of Cassie.

Cassie Paris was born June 7, 1981, in Houston.

She was a graduate of St. John the Apostle and attended Richland High School.

Survivors: Mother, Theresa Mary Paris of Richland Hills; father, Gary Paris of Arlington; sisters, Carroll Ann Lum, Briana Paris, Veronica Paris and Sarah Paris; grandparents, William L. and Elizabeth Stickley of Zavalla and Forrest O. Paris of San Bernadino, Calif.; and nieces and nephews.

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

Mercedes Parker
FORT WORTH -- Mercedes Parker, 71, a retired housekeeper, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Williams Funeral Chapel. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.

Mercedes Parker was born Oct. 18, 1925, in Kaufman.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

Brianna Nicole Pinkerton
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Brianna Nicole Pinkerton, a newborn, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997, at a North Richland Hills hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.

Brianna Nicole Pinkerton was born March 19, 1997, in North Richland Hills.

Survivors: Parents, Michelle Wolfe and Brian Pinkerton of North Richland Hills; sister, Shannon Wolfe of Alaska; and grandparents, Joyce and Bill Pinkerton of North Richland Hills, Mike and Sandy Kohlman of Wisconsin and Omah and Tony Lopez of Alaska.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Danny R. Potter
ALEDO -- Danny R. Potter, 44, who was medically disabled, died Thursday, March 20, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials: National Kidney Foundation of Texas.

Danny R. Potter was born June 25, 1952, in Wichita Falls.

He was a Fort Worth area resident for 43 years. He succumbed to kidney failure after a lengthy illness. He was a dialysis patient with the Weatherford Dialysis Clinic. He loved to paint and he loved all art. He was an avid collector of Elvis Presley memorabilia. The family would like to thank Gloria Kell for all she did for Danny.

Survivors: Parents, Jennie and George Richardson of Aledo; brother, Mickey Burnham and wife, Tammy, of Azle; sisters, Vickie Smith and husband, Nick, of Azle and Kim Brown and husband, Charlie, of White Settlement; stepbrother, Wesley Richardson of Burleson; stepsister, Christi Tourney of Fort Worth; and nephew, James O'Neal.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Juan J. Ramirez Sr.
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Juan Jose Ramirez Sr., 48, a bricklayer, died Thursday, March 20, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Keller. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Rosary: 7 p.m. Friday at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst.

Juan Ramirez Sr. was born March 18, 1949, in Falfurrias, Texas.

Survivors: Wife, Amelia O. Ramirez; sons, Gerald Jerome Ramirez of Hurst, Juan Jose Ramirez Jr. of Keller and Jason Jeffrey Ramirez Jr. and Jaimon Jacinto Ramirez, both of North Richland Hills; two brothers; five sisters; and four grandchildren.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Loree Rowland
MORGAN -- Loree Rowland, 76, a homemaker, died Thursday, March 20, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Lawson Funeral Home. Burial: Kopperl Cemetery in Kopperl.

Memorials: Kopperl First United Methodist Church Building Fund, Kopperl, Texas 76652.

Loree Rowland was born May 23, 1920, in Kopperl.

Survivors: Son, Jack Lee Rowland Jr. of Morgan; daughter, Jackie Lou Wheeler of Morgan; sister, Bernice Spalding of Morgan; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Lawson Funeral Home
Meridian, (817) 435-2792
 

Misty Scott
SPRINGTOWN -- Misty Scott, 17, a student, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at White's Funeral Home in Springtown. Burial: Springtown Cemetery. Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to service time Saturday.

Misty Scott was born Aug. 26, 1979, in Fort Worth.

She was a junior at Springtown High School was very interested in art. She was a Springtown resident for the last six years and was a member of Peaster Baptist Church, where she enjoyed the youth activities.

Survivors: Mother, Barbara Bosier of Springtown; father, Dennis Scott of Fort Worth; brothers, Steven Workman of Pensacola, Fla., Curtis Barefield of Fort Worth; David Boyd of Houston and Franklin J. Scott of Benbrook; maternal grandparents, C.V. and Julia Smith of Fort Worth; paternal grandparents, Gaylon and Sherry Gann of Fort Worth; maternal great-grandmother, Julia Daffren of Tyler; and paternal great- grandparents, Dorothy and Raymond Richter of Fort Worth.

White's Funeral Home
Springtown, (817) 220-7111
 

Jerry M. Slemmons
BRECKENRIDGE -- Jerry M. Slemmons, 56, a mechanic, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Melton Funeral Home. Officiating: the Rev. Johnny Barrett. Burial: Brad Cemetery.

Memorials: charity of choice and may be left at Melton Funeral Home.

Jerry Slemmons was born July 8, 1940, in Lubbock. He was a longtime Caddo resident and a Baptist.

Survivors: Wife, Stella Slemmons Bruton of Newcastle; sons, Ronnie M. Slemmons of Stephenville, Jerry Don Slemmons of Granbury and Terry Dean Slemmons of Mansfield; mother, Grace Slemmons of Weatherford; sister, Shirley Riebe of Weatherford; and six grandchildren.

Melton Funeral Home
Breckenridge, (817) 559-3311
 

Herman Smith
BLUE MOUND -- Herman "Smitty" Smith, 78, a retired Air Force veteran, died Thursday, March 20, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Herman Smith was born Dec. 10, 1918, in Honey Grove, Texas.

Survivors: Son, Michael D. Smith of Houston; daughter, Debra R. Stevenson of Fort Worth; brother, Robert Smith; and grandchildren, Lindsey Stevenson, Austin Stevenson, Brian Smith and Angela Smith.

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

Lillian Smith
FORT WORTH -- Lillian Smith, 79, a housekeeper for private homes, died Friday, March 14, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday, March 21, at Mount Horum Baptist Church, 3509 Burger. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Family hour: 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Lillian Smith was born July 18, 1917, in Dallas. She was a member of Mount Horum Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold Hawkins and Della M. Barnes, and her husband, James T. Smith.

Survivors: Sons, Gene Chatman, Clarence Chatman of San Bernardino, Calif., and Larry Yarbrough; daughters, Lillie Douglas, Gloria Anderson, Lena Matlock, Jerry Brookins, Annie Helen Spicer of Minneapolis, Edna Joe Chatman, Hortense Russell and Diane Chatman; and sister, Dorothy Wilson of Italy, Texas.

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

Bernie Swindler
RUIDOSO, N.M. -- Bernie Swindler, 65, died Monday, March 17, 1997, at his family's home in Colmesneil, Texas.

Funeral: was 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Colmesneil. Burial: Mann Cemetery in Colmesneil.

Bernie Swindler was a native of Bryan. He had lived in Fort Worth, where he was in the insurance business, for 16 years before moving to Liberty Hill, where he established the 5/S Quarter Horse Ranch.

Survivors: Wife, Patricia Swinder of Ruidoso, N.M.; daughters, Sherry Swindler of Clyde, N.C., Kathy Fields of Aledo and Laurie Sutton of Colmesneil; and six grandchildren.

Riley Funeral Home
Woodville, (409) 283-8131
 

Aaron A. Tucker Jr.
AZLE -- Aaron A. "Bob" Tucker Jr., 71, a retired auto refrigeration sales executive, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at White's Funeral Home in Azle. Burial: Azleland Cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; family visitation, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; and 9 a.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

Aaron Tucker was born Dec. 18, 1925, in Abilene.

He was a member of the Coast Guard from 1943 to 1951. During those eight years of service, he was a second class executive officer of the Merchant Marines during World War II. After service, Aaron retired as sales executive of Frigiking, Inc. of Dallas. Aaron then retired as a self-employed businessman of Sanite System, Inc. of Fort Worth. He was a long term resident of Azle.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Edwin B. Tucker, Billy Everett Tucker and Wayne Lee Tucker.

Survivors: Wife of 44 years, Minnie Mae Tucker; sons, Billy Tucker and Chad Tucker; daughters, Debbie Keener and Carrol Tucker; brothers and sisters- in-law Wiley D. and Nora Tucker and Milfred and Eula Bess Tucker; sisters and brother-in-law, Mildred and Raymond Jones and Maxine Lewis; grandchildren, Nichole Tucker, Jason Tucker, Misty Tucker, Aaron A. Tucker III, Leah Tucker, Scotty Keener, Ricky Keener, Shannon Keener and Dusty Keenber; five great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211
 

Cheree B. Washington
WEATHERFORD -- Cheree Brial Washington, a newborn, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, at a Weatherford hospital.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Friday in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Survivors: Mother, Rotavia Washington; brother, Ukeith Boyd; grandparents, Wanda Foster and George Washington; and great-grandmother, Ruth Watkins.

Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel
Weatherford, (817) 594-2747
 

Galbraith M. Weaver
FORT WORTH -- Galbraith McFadden "Gil" Weaver, 91, chairman of the board for Southland Royalty Co., died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at St. Johns Episcopal Church. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum.

Pallbearers: Grandsons, Galbraith McFadden Weaver III, Paul S. Weaver, Richard F. Weaver, William McFadden Weaver, Clay D. Weaver, Edward Blake Weaver; great grandson, Galbraith McFadden Weaver IV; and nephew, John Todd Langdon.

Memorials: All Saints Episcopal Hospital, Fort Worth; Cook Children's Medical Center; Texas Scottish Rite Childrens Hospital; or charity of choice.

Galbraith Weaver was born March 28, 1905, in Moundsville, W.V. He was reared in Pittsburgh, Pa., and was an outstanding baseball player in high school. Upon graduation, he was given a tryout with the Pittsburgh Pirates who wanted to send him to Tulsa in the Texas League, which he declined. He did play with the Carnegie Elks, which was Honus Wagner's semi-pro baseball team.

He came to Oklahoma in the 1920s to work for Marland Oil Company of which his uncle, William H. McFadden, was a principle investor. He subsequently associated with Southland Royalty Company, which his uncle established in 1924.

Mr. Weaver lived in Oklahoma, East Texas and moved to Corpus Christi in 1932, where he met Elizabeth Eudora James, whom he married that year. She was his beloved wife for 61 years until her death in 1994.

Mr. Weaver went into the construction business in Corpus Christi. He rejoined Southland Royalty Company as a director in 1955. Not too long after, he was elected chairman of the board, a position he held until its sale to Burlington Northern in 1985.

He was an avid golfer until he was forced to quit because of health reasons. He enjoyed his farm outside of Corpus Christi until he moved permanently to Fort Worth in the 1960s.

He took great pleasure in helping older people and children who couldn't help themselves.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Eudora James Weaver; a son, Galbraith McFadden Weaver Jr.; and three sisters, Ella Mae Morris, Permelia Fox and Elizabeth Roth.

Survivors: Son, William R. Weaver, M.D., and his wife, Katie, of Dallas; daughter-in-law, Lana D. Weaver of Batesville; sister-in-law, Ella Clairette Muckelroy and her husband, Jack, of Corpus Christi; grandchildren, Galbraith McFadden Weaver II and his wife, Leah, of Selma, Ala., Linda Weaver Glass and her husband, David, of Denton, Paul S. Weaver and his wife, Patricia, of San Antonio, Richard F. Weaver of Houston, William McFadden Weaver of Denton, Clay D. Weaver and his wife, Dawn, of Houston, Kellie Elizabeth Weaver of Dallas and Edward Blake Weaver of Mammoth Lakes, Calif.; and nine great- grandchildren.

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

"J.C." Clingham Whigham
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- "J.C." Clingman Whigham, 90, a retired master electrician, died Wednesday, March 19, 1997, in North Richland Hills.

Graveside service: noon Saturday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"J.C." Clingman Whigham was born July 3, 1906, in Wingate, Texas. He married Odie V. Whigham on March 2, 1929. "J.C." was a 50-year member of IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.)

Survivors: Wife of 68 years, Odie V. Whigham of North Richland Hills; daughter, Dolores Wood of North Richland Hills; sons, Don Whigham and his wife, Joan, of Euless, Terry Whigham and his wife, Susan, of Garland and Larry Roach and his wife, Gail, of Bedford; nine grandchildren; and 12 great- grandchildren.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Ruby White
FORT WORTH -- Ruby Kate White, 85, a homemaker, died Thursday, March 20, 1997, at a local care center.

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

Ruby Kate White was born Nov. 16, 1911, in Sulphur Springs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester H. White Sr.; son, Hayden White Jr.; and daughter, Norma Jean Wiley.

Survivors: Daughter, Beverly Gray of Fort Worth; daughter-in-law, Gloria White of Arlington; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great- great grandchildren.

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

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