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|Published March 22, 1997
Mary June Argo
Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Cooper Creek Baptist Church in Denton. Burial: Cooper Creek Cemetery in Denton. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Coker Funeral Home.
Memorials: Mary Argo Memorial Fund, c/o Guaranty National Bank, Sanger, Texas.
Coker Funeral Home
John M. Carter
Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home West Chapel in Tyler.
John Carter was born Aug. 7, 1942, in Dalhart. He grew up in Abilene, where he graduated from Abilene High School. After service in the Navy aboard the USS Radford, John graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington. John was currently an auditor for Food Fast of Tyler and previously worked for Zales Corporation and Tandy Corporation. He was an avid fisherman who held several lake records.
Survivors: Son, Jason Michael Carter of Austin; father, J.T. Carter, formerly of Abilene; sisters, Jan Brown of Arlington, Saundra Zieg of Lincoln, Neb., and Vicki Johnson of Abilene; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial Funeral Home
John L. Culpepper
Funeral: 4 p.m. Saturday at Comanche Funeral Home. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery in Comanche.
John Culpepper was born Dec. 24, 1954.
Survivors: Mother, Rebecca Culpepper of Comanche; brothers, Jerry Culpepper of Bentley, Kan., and James Culpepper of Comanche.
Comanche Funeral Home
Myrtle G. Cummings
Graveside service: 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth. Viewing will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Officiating: the Rev. Jerry Speer.
Myrtle Cummings was born Feb. 12, 1902, in Iredell, Texas, to Sam and Clementine Chester Graves. She moved to Fort Worth in 1921 and worked for Swift Packing Company for 40 years, retiring in 1962. She married J.A. Cummings on Dec. 28, 1956, in Fort Worth. He preceded her in death in 1991. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Fort Worth, where she taught Sunday school. She enjoyed flower gardening.
Survivors: Stepdaughter, Mady Atkins of Strawn; niece, Lavon Forester of Fort Worth; three stepgrandsons; two stepgreat-grandsons; one great- nephew; two great-nieces; two great- great-nephews; one great-great-niece; and one great-great-great-niece.
Edwards Funeral Home
Earle E. Engleking Jr.
Graveside service: 1 p.m. Sunday in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Earle Engleking Jr. was born Jan. 12, 1923, in Savanna, Ill. He was a resident of California for 50 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 18 years and flew missions out of South Africa during World War II. He attained the rank of major. He had been superintendent of transportation for the Rialto (Calif.) Independent School District after starting his career there as a bus driver. He was with the RISD for 25 years. He was a member of the Military Order of World Wars, the VFW and the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He was an outdoorsman.
Survivors: Wife, Frances Engleking of Crowley; son, David Engleking, M.D., and his wife, Linda, of Fort Worth; and grandchildren, David Engleking II of Corpus Christi and Heather Engleking of Fort Worth.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth
Walter E. Fisher
Funeral: pending. Burial: pending. Visitation: pending.
Walter Fisher was born May 4, 1929, in Marshall, Texas. He was a loving husband and father and was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.
Thompson's Harveson & Cole
Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Lakeside Baptist Church in Granbury. Graveside service: 3:30 p.m. in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Memorials: Lakeside Baptist Church.
Dorothy Hand was born July 1, 1915, in Granbury. She lived most of her life in Fort Worth. She was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church. She was a Sunday school teacher for many years for Evans Avenue and Sagamore Hill Baptist churches in Fort Worth.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Hand, on Dec. 18, 1977, two sisters, and four brothers.
Survivors: Son, Billy Hand of Granbury; daughter, Jeanette Dowell of Granbury; sister, Carolyn Rothwell of Kerrville; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Wiley Funeral Home
Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Visitation: 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials: charity of choice.
Roberta Hartman was born Feb. 7, 1936, in Minneapolis, Minn.
She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and her family was foremost in her life.
Survivors: Sons, Rick Beightol of Minneapolis, Minn., and Glen Beightol of Fort Worth; daughters, Charlotte Boleslaw, Terry Beightol of Bellflower, Calif., Cydney Beck of Germany and Robin Sword of Mountain Home, Idaho; sister, Beryl Selander of Minneapolis, Minn.; 13 grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.
Greenwood Funeral Home
Frida W. Holt
FORT WORTH -- Frida W. Holt, 93, a homemaker, died Thursday, March 20, 1997, in Fort Worth.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.
Memorials: in lieu of flowers, please make donations to a charity of choice.
Frida Holt was born Oct. 14, 1903, in Sweden. She was a member of First Lutheran Church of Brockton, Mass., and the Order of the Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her husband, K.W. Holt, and her son, B.W. Holt.
Survivors: Daughter, Nancy Sharp and husband, Bill, of Fort Worth; daughter-in-law, Barbara Holt of Brockton, Mass.; grandchildren, Mary Scott, Bill Sharp, Knute Holt, Wayne Holt and Richard Holt; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Greenwood Funeral Home
Neal Line Hospers
Funeral: to be announced.
Neal Hospers was born Aug. 10, 1925, in Detroit, Mich.
Mr. and Mrs. Hospers were on a cruise when he became ill and was hospitalized in New Orleans, where he died Friday morning. He had been a resident of Fort Worth since 1971 and was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. He was a World War II Navy veteran.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia, and a son, Robert Neal Hospers.
Survivors: Wife, Shirley K. Hospers; daughters, Carol Hospers Hairelson of Grapevine and Julie Elburke Hospers of Fort Worth; stepsons, Robert W. McCormick of Long Beach, Calif. and Howard S. McCormick of Lake Elsinore, Calif.; stepdaughter, Melissa M. Davy of Capistrano Beach, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Thompson's Harveson & Cole
Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at Burgess- Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home in Bowie. Burial: Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie.
Mrs. Bea Johnston was born Dec. 9, 1914, in Mount Pleasant, Texas.
Patricia A. Keaveny
Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Wake: 7 p.m. Sunday at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Patricia A. Keaveny was born Sept. 1, 1942, in Cleveland, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Mildred E. and Austin P. Keaveny. In March, she received the Service Excellence Award and was the 1993 Employee of the Year.
Survivors: Special friend, Thomas Underwood; brother, Timothy J. Keaveny and wife, Christine Bernard, of Novelty, Ohio; sister, Noreen C. Porubsky and husband, Dr. Edward S. Augusta, Ga.; three nieces; and three nephews.
Lucas Funeral Home
Vera Ruth J.S. Kimmel
Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Land Chapel of the Chimes in Fort Worth. Graveside service: 1 p.m. Monday in Restlawn Memorial Park in Sulphur Springs. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth.
Vera Kimmel was born Sept. 6, 1935, to James B. and Marjie Jack in Coleman.
She was a loving wife for the past 10 years to Walter E. Kimmel, who survives her. Vera and Walt met at the Mid-City AA program on Aug. 25, 1982, and were united in marriage Dec. 28, 1986. They moved to Sulphur Springs in 1996.
Mrs. Kimmel was a 1952 graduate of Paschal High School in Fort Worth and attended various colleges on a musical scholarship. She sang semi- professionally for several church organizations and ended her musical career singing with the Fort Worth Opera Choir as the leading choruster after 18 years.
Vera was employed eight years at General Dynamics ockheed Corp. as a technical computer data analyst. Because of cancer, she retired her career as an administrative secretary for the Second Court of Appeals for the State of Texas.
St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church of Fort Worth is where she was a confirmed member.
She was preceded in death by her father, mother and sister, Francis Jack McNair.
Other survivors include: Brother, Maj. James B. Jack Jr. (USA Ret.) of Fort Worth; daughter, Layn Stewart of Arlington; son, Clayton H. Stewart and his wife, Ewa, of Norman, Okla.; stepdaughter, Jerrilyn Mumma of Azle; stepsons, Russel B. Tate of Denton, Steven R. Kimmel of Wichita Falls and Walter W. Kimmel and his wife, Rhonda, of Sulphur Springs; and seven grandchildren.
Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home
George E. Malaise
Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.
Memorials: Broadway Baptist Church or Tarrant County Food Bank.
George E. Malaise was born June 11, 1908, in Aledo, Texas. He attended UTA and TCU. He was a sales representative for JNO Muller Company for 40 years. He was a 55-year member of Broadway Baptist Church and the Longhorn Sunday school class. He was a 42nd degree Mason and was past master of the Keller Lodge. He was also a member of the Moslah Shrine, Knights Templar and Glen Garden Country Club for many years.
Survivors: Wife, Avonel Myrick Malaise of Fort Worth; son, George Myrick "Mike" Malaise Sr. and wife, Jane Johnson Malaise, of Dallas; brothers, Lawrence L. Malaise and John Malaise; sisters, Louise Hudson, Appie Webb and Beth Easley; grandchildren, Melissa Ann Wasson, Jennifer Lynn Bolet, George Myrick Malaise Jr., Michael Howard Malaise, Christopher Scott Malaise, Matthew Todd Malaise and Kelly Jane Dingee; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Greenwood Funeral Home
James C. Martin
Funeral: 3 p.m. Sunday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Cleburne. Burial: Godley Cemetery in Godley. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
James Martin was born Jan. 4, 1931, in Normangee, Texas.
Survivors: Wife, Lillian Lurene Martin of Godley; sons, Billy Weldon of Santo, Roger Lynn Weldon of Alvarado, Gary Weldon of Platter, Okla., and Michael Martin and Roger Dale Martin, both of Godley; daughters, Darlene Wren of Lillian, and Kim Gross and Carrol Watson, both of Godley; brother, W.C. Martin Jr. of Pasadena; sister, Betty Skinner of Normangee; 26 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
John Dee McAdams
Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Stephenville Funeral Home. Burial: Upper Greens Creek Cemetery.
John McAdams was born March 14, 1914, in Erath County. He was a lifelong resident of Erath County and was a member of Morgan Mill United Methodist Church and Morgan Mill Masonic Lodge.
Survivors: Sisters, Myrtle Strong of Dublin, Texas, Marie Davis of Burleson and Elsie Erwin of Austin; one niece; and seven nephews.
Stephenville Funeral Home
Noble G. Pearce
Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. Brother John Wallace will officiate. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials: Christ Haven Children's Home in Keller.
Noble Pearce was born Jan. 22, 1918, in Waveland, Ark. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 1387 in Hurst.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Virginia Pearce.
Survivors: Son, Noble Ray Pearce of Watauga; daughters, Lura Robinson and Linda Terrett, both of Keller and Phyllis Graham of Watauga; brothers, Ray T. Pearce and D.W. Pearce, both of Lufkin; seven grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.
Lucas Funeral Home
Margaret B. Rigby
Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Biggers Funeral Home. Burial: 4 p.m. Monday in Mixon Cemetery in Mixon. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials: Memorial fund at Watauga Presbyterian Church, c/o, J.C. Huddleston, 6209 Huddleston, Fort Worth, Texas 76137.
Margaret Rigby was born May 13, 1915, in Rusk.
Margaret B. Rigby had been a Fort Worth area resident since 1950. She was a member of Watauga Presbyterian Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph R. Rigby, in 1973.
Survivors: Sons, Roy L. Rigby of Fort Worth and George W. Rigby of Rocky Point, N.C.; grandchildren, Holly A. Stephens of Rocky Point, N.C., and Margaret Jo Woodcock of Curry, N.C.; and two great-grandchildren.
Biggers Funeral Home
John L. Ripley
Funeral: 3 p.m. Sunday at Comanche Funeral Home. Burial: Union Cemetery.
John Ripley was born April 9, 1926, in Comanche. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Gustine.
Survivors: Wife, Dortha Ripley of Gustine; sons, Randy Ripley of Mineral Wells and Danny Johnston of Gustine; daughter, Roxanne Humphrey of Gustine; parents, Lester Ripley and Lola Mae Fortson Ripley; brothers, Vernon Ripley of Moore, Okla., and Curtis Ripley of Waco; sisters, Lois Harvey of Austin and Betty Galloway of Abilene; and six grandchildren.
Comanche Funeral Home
Roger P. Rishel
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Savior Episcopal in Syracuse. Burial: in Texas.
Memorials: Church of the Savior Episcopal, Memorial Fund, 437 James St., Syracuse, N.Y. 13203.
Rev. Roger Rishel was born in Sherrill, N.Y.
He was a cum laude graduate of Hobart College, class of 1950, and graduated from General Theological Seminary, New York City, in 1952 and was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York in June 1953 and a priest in December 1953. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Father Rishel was curate of Grace Church, Utica, 1953 to 1955; associate rector of Trinity Church, Galveston, until 1958; a rector of St. Paul's Church in Orange to 1965; and rector of Trinity Church in Marshall until 1970. In 1970, he returned to the Diocese of Central New York and was associate rector of St. Peter's Church in Auburn and retired in 1983.
Since his retirement, he has been interim clergy in both Willard, N.Y., and at Church of the Savior Episcopal in Syracuse. Rev. Rishel was a member of the Auburn Rotary Club.
Survivors: Daughters, Mary Ellen Kroeger of Bedford and Paula Matheny of Grapevine; two grandchildren; brother, Maurice Rishel of Sun City, Ariz., and two nephews.
Fairchild & Meech Dewitt
Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Herman Rogers was born March 26, 1933, in Chickasha, Okla. He was a member of the American Legion.
Survivors: Wife, Mary Frances Rogers of Fort Worth; sons, Claude Rogers and Quentin Rogers, both of Chickasha, Okla.; daughters, Kathy Rogers of Chickasha, Okla., and Deannia Rogers of Oceanside, Calif.; stepsons, Eugene McShan of Fort Worth and John David McShan Sr. of Palestine; stepdaughter, Susan Graham of Mesquite; brothers, Jack Rogers of Chickasha, Okla., and Gerald Rogers of Norman, Okla.; sisters, Anita Dahl of Chickasha, Okla., Wanice Hinkle of Las Vegas, Nev., Corene Bates of Vista, Calif., and Barbara Osborn and Linda Rogers, both of Carlsbad, Calif.; four grandchildren; and eight stepgrandchildren.
Mount Olivet Funeral Home
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Sunday in Britton Cemetery.
Pat Seeton was born Feb. 28, 1928, in Mansfield.
Survivors: Wife, Linda Seeton of Garland; daughters, Sherri Henson of Kaufman, Laura Bradby of Williamsburg, Va., Ann Seeton of Granbury and Marie Chouinard of Benbrook; brother, Raymond Seeton of Racine, Wis.; and nine grandchildren.
Blessing Funeral Home
Allie V. Story
FORT WORTH -- Allie Valine Story, 92, a homemaker, died Friday, March 21, 1997, at a Fort Worth nursing home.
Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Shannon Rose Hill Chapel. Burial: Rendon Cemetery in Rendon. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Allie Story was born Oct. 24, 1904. She was a member of Sagamore Hill Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence O. Story.
Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence and Anita Story of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Jan Hall of Granbury and Kay Reeves and Teri Rudd, both of Arlington; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Austin and Kaylea Reeves; and various nieces and nephews.
Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel
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: 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, Nicole Tucker, Jason Tucker, Misty Tucker, Aaron A. Tucker III, Leah Tucker, Scotty Keener, Ricky Keener, Shannon Keener and Dusty Keener; five great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
White's Funeral Home
Linda Sharon White
Shannon North Funeral Chapel
Cecil R. Wingate
Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Blessing Funeral Home. Burial: Mansfield.
Cecil Wingate was born July 12, 1934, in Whitley. He was financial secretary of Local 848 and a member of First United Methodist Church in Mansfield.
Survivors: Wife, Carolyn Wingate of Burleson; sons and wives, Greg and Freda Wingate of Mansfield and Graig and Laurie Wingate of Hurst; brothers, Joe Wingate of Hillsboro and Robert Wingate of Blum; grandchildren, Adrienne Wingate, Leslie Wingate and Lauren Wingate.
Blessing Funeral Home