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Published March 27, 1997

Consuela Acevedo
DUBLIN -- Consuela Acevedo, 7, a student, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Harrell Funeral Home in Dublin. Visitation: Until 9 p.m. Thursday and until 10 a.m. Friday. Burial: Barbee Cemetery in Erath County.

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

Joe M. Averett
FORT WORTH -- Joe M. Averett, 82, a retired owner of a Riverside area service station, died Monday, March 24, 1997, at home.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Thursday in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Joe M. Averett was born July 12, 1914, in Colleyville.

Lucas Funeral Home
517 N. Sylvania Ave., 838-2336
 

Fay Boydston
FORT WORTH -- Fay Boydston, 72, a labor union officer, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Fay Boydston was born May 23, 1924, in Fort Worth. She served 23 years as elected secretary-treasurer of I.A.M. District Lodge No. 776, which served General Dynamics (Lockheed). She was a 1944 graduate of Harris School of Nursing, Registered Nurse.

Survivors: Husband of 53 years, O.L. Boydston of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa Boydston and Gerald W. Picha of Hurst; grandchildren, Jeff and Angie Picha of North Richland Hills and Jennifer and Bruce Taylor of Bedford; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

Etta Mae Brown
FORT WORTH -- Etta Mae Brown, 87, a retired Lockheed secretary, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Entombment: private services at Greenwood Mausoleum.

Etta Mae Brown was born May 16, 1909, in Jean.

She was a member of Central Christian Church, The Womans Club of Fort Worth, Metropolitan Knife and Fork Club and the Cliburn Council.

Survivors: No known family survives her. However, she is survived by many loving friends.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Eddie L. Brown
FORT WORTH -- Eddie Lee Brown, 82, a retired schoolteacher, died Tuesday, March, 18, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Immanuel Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Eddie Lee Brown was born Dec. 5, 1914, in Mart. He was a Mason.

Survivors: Wife, Mrs. E. Brown; stepdaughter, Patrice; sister, Ester Johnson; five grandchildren, Preston, Godfrey, Vickie, Stephanie and Cedric; two great- grandchildren, Angelica and Daivanna; godson, Marion Holman; and nephew, Lee Bryant.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

Conrad P. Clapp
RIO VISTA -- Conrad Paul Clapp, 21, a student, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, in Abilene.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Martin's Funeral Home in Cleburne. Burial: Rio Vista Cemetery in Rio Vista. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Conrad Paul Clapp was born Jan. 20, 1976, in Hope, Ark.

Survivors: Mother, Pamela Clapp of Rio Vista; brothers, Kenneth Clapp of Childress and Colby Clapp of Rio Vista; grandparents, H.L. Crenshaw of Lakeside Village, Eugene Clapp of Kansas and Jane Cunningham of Arlington.

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

Karl N. Davidson Sr.
FORT WORTH -- Karl Norman Davidson Sr., 86, vice-president of Texas Refinery who retired in 1975, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Broadway Baptist Church. Officiants: Dr. Stephen Shoemaker and the Rev. Gene Thompson. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers: Kelly Armstrong, Donnie Carlisle, Kevin Nicholson, Chris Nitschke, Jon Mark Rigsby, Keith Rigsby, Kevin Voight and Kyle Voight. Honorary pallbearers: The Deacons of Broadway Baptist Church and The Fellowship Class of Broadway Baptist Church.

Memorials: The Organ Fund at Broadway Baptist Church.

Karl Norman Davidson Sr. was born Sept. 8, 1910, in Lancaster, Texas. He was a deacon at Broadway Baptist Church for 30 years and was a member of Fellowship Sunday School Class. During World War II he served in the Army for 31/2 years. He was a member of Fort Worth Lodge No. 148 AF&AM.

Survivors: Wife, Louise McMichael Davidson; son, Karl Norman Davidson Jr. of Ballwin, Mo.; daughter, Martha Davidson Nitschke of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Kristin Davidson, Bryan Davidson, Kevin Nicholson, Mark Davidson, Chris Nitschke, Holly Carlisle and Brooke Nitschke; great-grandchildren, Connor Carlisle and Cooper Carlisle; and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

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

Lloyd A. Dunson
STEPHENVILLE -- Lloyd A. Dunson, 53, a retired pawn broker, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Stephenville Funeral Home. Burial: Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

Lloyd Dunson was born Dec. 2, 1943, in Stephenville. He was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors: Wife, Gwen Jones Dunson of Stephenville; sons, David Lloyd Dunson of Tolar and Todd Andrew Dunson of Stephenville; daughter, Julie Dee Price of Stephenville; brother, Ernest Claude Dunson Jr. of Midland; sister, Audra Marie Spees of Fort Worth; and five grandchildren.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161
 

Hugh A. Gibbs
JUSTIN -- Hugh A. Gibbs, 59, a foreman for Joe White Tank Company, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, in Denton.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Justin Assembly of God Church. Burial: Fairview Cemetery in Denton County. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Memorials: Feed the Children Appalachian Area, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73131.

Hugh Gibbs was born Dec. 22, 1937, in Carroll, Ark.

Survivors: Wife, Beverly G. Gibbs; sons, Lanny Gibbs of Sadler, Lesley Gibbs of Justin and Lendsey Gibbs of Valley View; daughter, Lori Zambrabo of Justin; brothers, Andy Gibbs of Krum, Omer Gibbs of Justin, Roy Gibbs of Carthage, Amos Gibbs of Elm Spring, Ark., and Luther Gibbs of Springdale, Ark.; sisters, Zula Walker of Huntsville, Ark., and Dorothy Rodgers of Springdale, Ark.; and 10 grandchildren.

Schmitz-Floyd-Anderson Funeral Home
Denton, (817) 382-2214
 

Willie M.H. Gitchway
FORT WORTH -- Willie Mae Harris Gitchway, 75, a nurse's aide at Meadowbrook Nursing Home, died Sunday, March 23, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Turner Chapel Church of God in Christ, 2411 Birdell. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Family hour: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Willie Mae Gitchway was born Feb. 28, 1922, in Hawkins. She was a missionary at Turner Chapel Church of God in Christ, Church Mother and Sunday school teacher.

Survivors: Sons, Floyd, James and Eddie Frank Harris, all of Winona, Walter Dale, Louis Wade, Bobby Don and Bonnie Paul Harris, all of Fort Worth; daughter, Missionary Bobbie Jean Thomas; sister, Mrs. Clara Freeman of Fort Worth; 33 grandchildren; and 39 great- grandchildren.

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

Wanna Hannon
HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- Wanna Bee Hannon, 86, a homemaker, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at a local living center.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Johnson & Sons Funeral Home in Hutchinson.

Memorials: Womans Club of Fort Worth Art Department, in care of the funeral home.

Wanna Bee Hannon was born April 10, 1910, in Valentine, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Russell Hannon, in 1979. She was a member of the former Matthews Memorial Methodist Church, now University United Methodist Church, the Womans Club and the Rotary Ann's, all of Fort Worth. She also attended Arlington State College.

Survivors: Daughters, Marianne Schofield of Houston and Jan Thomas of Hutchinson, Kan; brother, L.W. Harris of Big Spring; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Johnson & Sons Funeral Home
Hutchinson, Kan, (316) 662-1201
 

Lillian Henderson
FORT WORTH -- Lillian Henderson, 71, a retired secretary who had been with the Order of the Eastern Star for 25 years, died Monday, March 24, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater Sweet Home Baptist Church in Forest Hill Mall. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Wake: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Rev's Funeral Parlor.

Lillian Henderson was born July 25, 1925, in Fort Worth. She was a graduate of I.M. Terrell High School.

Survivors: Daughter, Lillian A. Starling; sister, Virginia Katherine Huff of St. Louis, Mo.; and three grandchildren.

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

Charles W. Hobson
BOWIE -- Charles W. Hobson, 87, an owner of a cleaning products business, died Monday, March 24, 1997, at a Wichita Falls hospital.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Friday in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Charles W. Hobson was born March 21, 1910, in Dallas.

He lived in Bowie and had formerly lived in Chico. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and the DAV. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Bowie.

Survivors: Wife, Mamie Brinson Hobson of Bowie; and many friends and relatives.

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

Allie S. Holtman
LA CONNER, Wash. -- Allie S. Holtman, 76, a resident of La Conner, Wash., passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at home losing a courageous battle with cancer after living a long and happy life.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Friday at Kern Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Wash., with pastor Ron Deegan of the First Baptist Church officiating. Private graveside service: Mount Vernon Cemetery.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Allie S. Holtman was born Dec. 2, 1920, in Mineral Wells, Texas, the daughter of Ira and Pearle Butler. A graduate of Texas Christian University, she married Harmon Holtman 54 years ago in Fort Worth, Texas, and after living in several different cities in several different states, they lived the last 20 years in La Conner, Washington. Allie could be described as kind, fun-loving and full of life. She was a gifted painter, steadfast fan for her children's activities and sports and a world-wide traveler. Her curiosity and love of new discoveries took her on many jaunts throughout her life, both in the U.S. and abroad. She passed on this love of travel to all her children. She will be remembered for her sense of humor and her ready laugh.

Survivors: Husband, Harmon, at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Della and Doug Ferguson of Bainbridge Island, Wash., Jeannie and Chuck Hopf of Dallas, Texas, and Debbie and Jon Galbraith of Denver, Colo.; sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Kelley Holtman of Park City, Utah, and John Holtman and Eve Boe of Seattle, Wash.; granddaughters, Kathy Swayne and Amy Ferguson; sister, Mary Kay McCollum; and brother, Myron Butler. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Kern Funeral Home
Mount Vernon, Wash., (360) 336-2153
 

Lyndon L. Holtzclaw Sr.
FORT WORTH -- Lyndon L. Holtzclaw Sr., 76, a disabled veteran and a retired employee of Union Decorator, died Thursday, March 20, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at White's Funeral Home in Azle. Burial: Veal Station Cemetery in Parker County. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Lyndon Holtzclaw Sr. was born Dec. 30, 1920, in Fort Worth.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211
 

Vileen Jones
FORT WORTH -- Vileen "Shorty" Jones, 84, a retired private housekeeper, died Saturday, March 22, 1997, at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Chapel. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Vileen Jones was born Oct. 15, 1912, in Waco, Texas. She was a former member, usher and Nurse's Guild member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. She was a member of Fellowship Tree Ministries.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Jones, and son, Robert Hamilton.

Survivors: Eight nephews; three nieces; and other relations.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

Mary M. Kirkland
ARLINGTON -- Mary Martha Bowzer Kirkland, 56, a travel industry worker, died Thursday, March 20, 1997, at a local hospital.

Funeral: was Monday, March 24, in Macon, Mo. Memorial service: was Saturday, March 22, at Vandergriff Chapel in Arlington.

Memorials: Crisis Center, 2808 Swiss Ave. Dallas, Texas 75204.

Mary Martha Bowzer Kirkland was born Oct. 15, 1940, in Macon, Mo. She lived in many places throughout the midwest and settled in Arlington, Texas, in 1977. She was a loving mother and grandmother to her daughters, Joni Pittman and Juli Nangano, and grandsons, Payne Pittman and Austin Nangano.

Mary worked for many years in the travel industry in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Survivors: Daughters, Joni Pittman of Arlington and Juli Nangano of Long Beach, Calif.; sons-in-law, Thad Pittman of Arlington and Andrew Nangano of Long Beach, Calif.; grandsons, Payne Pittman and Austin Nangano; mother, Mrs. Clark Weirhake of Port Charlotte, Fla.; brothers, Charles Bowzer of Macon, Mo., Jim Bowzer of O'Fallon, Mo., Mike Bowzer of Imperial, Mo., and Pat Bowzer of Georgetown, Ky.; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Hutton McElwain Funeral Home
Macon, Mo., (816) 385-5721
 

G.D. Llewellyn
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- G.D. "Buddy" Llewellyn, 73, a retired LTV engineer, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Home. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

G.D. "Buddy" Llewellyn was born Aug. 21, 1923, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Son, Michael Llewellyn of Mineral Wells; daughters, Denise Llewellyn of North Richland Hills and Terry Welch of Arlington; sister, Dorothy Eatinger of Beckville; granddaughters, Emily Kasten and Cynthia Welch, both of Arlington; grandson, Ryan Lewis of North Richland Hills; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Blake A.H. Martin
SPRINGTOWN -- Blake Allen Hunt Martin, 12 days, died Monday, March 24, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Thursday in Springtown Cemetery.

Blake Allen Hunt Martin was born March 12, 1997, in Azle.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211
 

Viola M. McAlister
FORT WORTH -- Viola Mosshart McAlister, a retired car dealership office manager, died Monday, March 24, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Martin's Funeral Home. Burial: Holly Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Viola McAlister was born in Mitchell County, Texas.

Martin's Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-1154
 

Charlie B. McWhirter
FORT WORTH -- Charlie Boyd McWhirter, 80, a retired oil manufacturer, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at a local hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Charlie McWhirter was born Nov. 4, 1916. He had been a resident of Fort Worth since 1947. He retired from Southwestern Petroleum Corp. He was a member of the Assemblies of God Church.

Survivors: Wife of 57 years, Daisy Lee McWhirter of Fort Worth; son, Jimmy Lee McWhirter of Pennsylvania; daughter, Maxine Lee Chance of Van Horn; brother, Herbert McWhirter of Dayton, Texas; sister, Ellen Ruth Smith of Dayton; 13 grandchildren; 26 great- grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Mary Lavern Mercer
BRECKENRIDGE -- Mary Lavern Mercer, 75, a retired salesperson, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Morehart Mortuary. Burial: Breckenridge Cemetery.

Memorials: Meals on Wheels.

Mary Lavern Mercer was born May 16, 1921, in Breckenridge.

Morehart Mortuary
Breckenridge, (817) 559-5421
 

Nancy J.S. Pate
DALLAS -- Nancy Jane Showers Pate, 88, a homemaker, died Monday, March 24, 1997, in Terrell.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

Memorials: Library Fund at Baker Boulevard Church of Christ.

Nancy Pate was born Dec. 2, 1908, in Harrold.

She lived in the Fort Worth area from 1972 until 1989. She was also a resident of Terrell and formerly lived in Dallas. She was a member of the Baker Boulevard Church of Christ.

Survivors: Sons, Jerry E. Pate of Quinlan amd Gerald Dean Pate of Fort Worth; daughters, Lucy Mae Buchanan of Frost and Atta Ray Wolle of Kerrville; sisters, Bessie Hendrix of Amarillo; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

Dorothy I.W. Recher
WATAUGA -- Dorothy Irene Walling Recher, 74, an electrical tester, died Monday, March 24, 1997, in Watauga.

Funeral: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Burial: Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens.

Dorothy Recher was born Nov. 3, 1922, in Orangeville, Ill.

The family would like to thank Family Hospice for its support and dedication to health care.

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

Keegan Reynolds
GRANDVIEW -- Keegan Nicole Reynolds, 20, a college student, died Monday, March 24, 1997, in Temple.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church. Burial: Grandview Cemetery.

Keegan Nicole Reynolds was born Feb. 9, 1977, in Clayton, N.M.

Clayton Kay Funeral Home
Grandview, (817) 866-3311
 

Sebastian L. Robertson
FORT WORTH -- Sebastian Lamar Robertson, 5 months, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Friday at Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Sebastian Robertson was born Oct. 6, 1996, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Mother, Monica Robertson; father, Charles Davis Sr.; brother, Charles Davis Jr.; and sister, Debra Christine Sabrina Robertson.

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

Merle E. Rubsam
AUSTIN -- Merle Ellen Heaton Rubsam, 42, a Southwestern Bell long distance operator, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at a local hospital following a short illness.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Hyde Park Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Myers officiating. Burial: Austin Memorial Park.

Pallbearers: Ted H. Heaton III, Chris F. Heaton, Shawn T. Heaton, Matthew T. Heaton, Craig Overmyer and Brian Laurence.

Memorials: in lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Hyde Park Baptist School Scholarship Fund in honor of Merle Rubsam.

Merle Rubsam was born June 3, 1954, in Austin, Texas, to Ted H. Heaton Jr. and Marjorie L. Krueger Heaton.

Merle graduated from Reagan High School in 1972 and shortly after her graduation began her career at Southwestern Bell as a long distance operator. During her career at Southwestern Bell she was instrumental in doing the research which allowed equal access to other long distance carriers and currently was a very vital member of the translations department. In 1996, she was honored as one of three outstanding employees at Southwestern Bell at the Austin facility.

She married Alan Rubsam on May 14, 1977, and their marriage was blessed with the presence of one beautiful daughter, Kimberly Ann.

Merle showed outstanding dedication in serving the needs of those around her and giving all of her efforts the mark of perfection. She and her husband, Mike, served in many areas at Hyde Park Baptist School, where Kimberly has been a student for 11 years.

Survivors: Husband, Mike; daughter, Kimberly; parents, Ted and Marjorie Heaton; brothers, Ted H. Heaton III and his wife, Nancy, and their two daughters, Meredythe and Margaret, Chris F. Heaton and his wife, Lucy, and their daughter, Megan, Shawn T. Heaton, and Matthew T. Heaton and his wife, Dawn.

Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home
Austin, (512) 452-8811
 

Ervin P. Scheeler
FORT WORTH -- Ervin P. Scheeler, 77, a retired brick mason and a 50-year member of Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers, went with the angels Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

No services are planned. He donated his body to the Willed Body Program - University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.

Memorials: in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society.

Mr. Scheeler was born July 22, 1919, in Dickinson, N.D. He served in World War II as a staff sergeant with Headquarters Company 825 Engineer Aviation Battalion in the European Theater of Operations. He was a charter member of the Metro Dance Club.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Christine, the mother of his sons; a brother, Lowrence; and sister, Sheila Olson.

Survivors: Wife, Alice; sons, Jerry and wife, Ronda, Tommy and Bernie, all of Fort Worth; brothers, Marvin, Kenneth and wife, Dee, all of Los Angeles, Calif., Don and wife, Sue, of Bismark, N.D., and Frank; three stepchildren; and numerous family and friends.
 

Edwin S. Terry Jr.
HURST -- Edwin S. Terry Jr., 72, a builder, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, in Hurst.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Pipeline Road Church of Christ in Hurst. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Memorials: Vitas Hospice, 2501 Parkview Dr., No. 600, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.

Edwin S. Terry Jr. was born Oct. 27, 1924, in Fort Worth. He was raised in Fort Worth and lived in Hurst for almost 40 years. His love of sports led him to coach youth of the Mid-Cities Football and Baseball for more than 25 years and he was on the board of directors for about five years. He loved people and everyone that knew him loved him. His greatest enjoyment in his later years was at a local coffee shop with his friends, most of which are his pallbearers. His church also meant a lot to him, and he was a member of Pipeline Road Church of Christ in Hurst. He served in World War II and was a builder most of his life.

Survivors: Wife of 45 years, Rose M. Terry of Hurst; son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Nancy Terry of Arlington; daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Ray Blanton of Fort Worth; sister and her husband, Jackie and L.C. Woods of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Derek Blanton and Curtis Blanton of Fort Worth and Ryan Terry of Arlington; one niece; three nephews; and many cousins.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Rayburn Thomas
FORT WORTH -- Rayburn "Tommy" Thomas, 77, an aircraft mechanic who retired in 1971, died Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 4 p.m. Thursday in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials: American Lung Association.

Rayburn Thomas was born Feb. 24, 1920, in Denison, Texas. He lived in the Fort Worth area for 47 years. He was a retired aircraft mechanic from Lockheed and retired in 1971 from the Air Force after 20 years. He was a member of Tarrant Masonic Lodge No. 942.

Survivors: Daughter, Sherry Grandmaison of Azle; granddaughter, Tammy Prater of Fort Worth; grandson, Aaron Strickland of Azle; one aunt; and several cousins.

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

Georgia L. Tutt
ARLINGTON -- Georgia Loretta Tutt, 91, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Friday in Emerald Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home.

Georgia Loretta Tutt was born Feb. 3, 1906, in Sterling, Kan. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great- grandmother and an inspiration to all who loved her. She was strong, courageous, adventurous and the adored matriarch of her family. She loved to travel and, even in her 80s, continued to see new places in the U.S. and Europe. She found peace and joy in gardens and flowers. She had a true, pure spirit and cherished her independence. She will be greatly missed by all who know and love her. We shall not forget, Nannie -- until we see you again.

She was preceded in death by her son, Bill.

Survivors: Daughters, Jerry Schlangenstein and husband, Sterling, of Arlington, Ernestine Fair and husband, Alvin, of Richland Hills and Sue Smith and husband, Jimmy, of Burleson; daughter-in-law, Betty Tutt of Fort Worth; sister, Emma Hay of Columbus, Texas; sister-in-law, Louise Bowen of Ardmore, Okla.; 13 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681
 

O.C. Washington
FORT WORTH -- O.C. Washington, 56, an independent truck operator, died Monday, March 24, 1997, at a nursing home.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Church at Philadelphia, 4716 Wichita St. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Family hour: 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors.

O.C. Washington was born Sept. 1, 1940, in Vivian, La. He was a member of Faith-Hope Baptist Church.

Survivors: Son and daughter, Todd Carl Washington and Regina Williams, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; mother, Josephine Washington; brothers, Larry Washington of Kansas City, Kan., and Horace Butler; sisters, Lola Onick, Vera McIntosh Feggett and Lafern Washington, Brenda K. Washington, Charlotte Jones, Gwen Webster and Lorine Cooper, all of Kansas City, Kan.; four grandchildren; and aunts and uncles.

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

Robert E. Williams
FORT WORTH -- Robert Earl Williams, 45, a truck driver, died Monday, March 24, 1997, at a local hospital.

Graveside service: noon Saturday in Elm Flat Cemetery in Powell. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors.

Robert Earl Williams was born July 3, 1951, in Powell. He was believed to be the first black Golden Glove champion of Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Lewis and Petralene Williams.

Survivors: Daughter, Chenoa Jackson of Fort Worth; brother, J.C. Castle of Fort Worth; half-brothers, William Albert Lewis and Paul A. Lewis, both of Corsicana; sisters, Cathy Lee Lewis, Carolyn Waites and Della Horn, all of Corsicana; and grandchildren, Jasmine L. Frazier and Garion D. Jackson.

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

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