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Published August 6, 1996

LeRoy Acre 

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Clayton Kay Funeral Home in Alvarado. Burial: Glenwood Cemetery.

LeRoy Acre was born Jan. 29, 1938, in Springfield, Colo.

Clayton Kay Funeral Home
Alvarado, (817) 783-3062

Thelma E. Black
FORT WORTH -- Thelma Evadna Black, 83, a homemaker, died Sunday at a local nursing home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brown, Gause-Ware, Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Officiant: the Rev. Charles McClure.

Thelma Evadna Black was born Sept. 28, 1912, in Arlington. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry A. Black, in 1982.

Survivors: Brother-in-law and wife, the Rev. Walter G. Black and "Sudie" of Fort Worth; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Nellene Blanchard
STEPHENVILLE -- Nellene Blanchard, 83, a retired assistant registrar at Tarleton State University, died Sunday at a Stephenville hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at St. Brendan's Catholic Church. Burial: Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

Nellene Blanchard was born Oct. 9, 1912, in Carlton. She was a member of St. Brendan's Catholic Church.

Survivors: Husband, E.A. "Doc" Blanchard of Stephenville; nephew, Garry Anderson of Long Beach, Calif.; and niece, Lisa Weatherford of Athens, Texas.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161

Lizzie Blaylock
FORT WORTH -- Lizzie Blaylock, 93, a homemaker, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Lizzie Blaylock was born Oct. 31, 1902, in Black Fork, Ark. She was a member of Oak Knoll Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Everett Blaylock; and sons R.A. Blaylock and Donald Blaylock.

Survivors: Son, Arnold Blaylock of Granbury; daughters, Ilene Edwards of Fort Worth and Wilma Jones of Granbury; sister, Lucy Donaldson of Springfield, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren.

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

Lloyd Cloud
AZLE -- Lloyd Cloud, 74, a carpenter, died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lake Worth Baptist Church. Burial: Jaybird Cemetery.

Lloyd Cloud was born July 8, 1922, in Banks, Ark. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 708 and was a member of Lake Worth Baptist Church.

Survivors: Wife, Viola Cloud of Azle; sons, Phillip L. Cloud of Watauga and Timothy M. Cloud of Aledo; stepson, James D. McCurry of Weatherford; stepdaughter, Glenda J. McCurry of Weatherford; sisters, Marion Griffith of Channelview and Mary Elizabeth Cunningham of Malvern, Ark.; and seven grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Edna G. Curry
IREDELL -- Edna G. Curry, 38, a nursing aide, died Sunday in Clifton.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Wednesday in Mitchell Cemetery in Iredell.

Edna Curry was born Sept. 19, 1957, in Meridian.

Lawson Funeral Home
Meridian, (817) 435-2792

Esther DeLeon
FORT WORTH -- Esther DeLeon, 91, a homemaker, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at All Saints Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Rosary: 7 tonight at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Esther DeLeon was born April 19, 1905, in Aguascalientes, Mexico. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlos DeLeon, in May 1969.

Survivors: Sons, John Flores of Fort Worth and Daniel DeLeon of Long Beach, Calif.; daughters, Isabel Martinez and Cirila DeLeon, both of Fort Worth; 12 grandchildren; 20 great- grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild.

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

Charles Driskill Sr.
HURST -- Charles Driskill Sr., 68, an insurance agency owner, died Monday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst. Graveside service: 2 p.m. in Marietta, Okla. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

Charles Driskill Sr. was born July 29, 1928, in Fort Worth. He was a co-owner of Texas Insurance Group in Hurst. He was a past president of the Hurst Chamber of Commerce and of the Hurst school board. A fifth generation in Tarrant County, the Driskills were one of the first families in the Grapevine area. He was a member of Hurst Christian Church.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Survivors: Wife, Gerry Driskill; son, Van, and wife Marilyn Driskill of Hurst; and grandchildren, Kelley Driskill and Shannon Driskill.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271

T.E. Ellis
FORT WORTH -- T.E. Ellis, 66, a retired General Dynamics ockheed toolmaker, died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorials: Community Hospice of Texas, 1000 Summit, Fort Worth 76102.

T.E. Ellis was born May 16, 1930, in Orr, Okla. He retired May 31, 1995, from Lockheed after 45 years. He was married to Mearl Vaughn on Dec. 24, 1952.

Survivors: Wife, Mearl Ellis of Fort Worth; daughter, J. Lynn Holveck of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Stasia, Philip and Matthew Holveck; brothers, Calvin Ellis of Carrollton, Louie Ellis of Bedford and Linton Ellis of Denver; sisters, Imagene Sadler of Exeter, Calif., Valery Porter of Riverside, Calif., and Pearl Ellis of Waxahachie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Robert A. Feagan III
BERWYN, Pa. -- Robert "Andy" Andrew Feagan III, 47, died Saturday at home.

Military graveside service: 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Indian Gap Cemetery in Anneville, Pa.

Andy Feagan was born July 2, 1949, in Tulsa, Okla. He served in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and was a former Fort Worth Star-Telegram employee. He moved to Pennsylvania three months ago from Azle.

Survivors: Son, Robert Andrew Feagan IV; daughters, April Feagan and Elizabeth Feagan; mother, Agnes Feagan Sutton; sister, Anne Feagan- McGill; and nieces, Julie Sevadjian and Sara Sevadjian.

Givinish-Mauger Funeral Home
Malvern, Pa., (610) 644-2240

Helen Fisher
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Helen Fisher, 85, a theater owner, died Monday at a Grand Prairie hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Grand Prairie. Burial: Southland Memorial Park.

Memorials: American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, Md. 02852.

Helen Fisher was born Aug. 28, 1910, in Minneapolis. 

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Norma Meagher of Irving; daughter, Donna Easterling of Grand Prairie; daughters and sons-in-law, Pat Watson and Jerry Capps of Grand Prairie, and Bonnie and Billy Isom of Lewisville; brother, Sherman Silver of California; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great- grandchildren.

Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home
Grand Prairie, (214) 263-7200

Paula Guzman
FORT WORTH -- Paula Guzman, 61, an assembly line laborer, died Sunday at a local medical center.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Name of Jesus. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. today.

Paula Guzman was born April 27, 1935, in Victoria Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Survivors: Husband, Pedro Guzman; sons, Florencio Padilla, Isidoro Padilla, Jaime Padilla, Jesus Padilla and Marcelino Padilla; daughters, Maria Elena Padilla and Maria Padilla; brother, Santos Mireles; and 27 grandchildren.

Alonzo Funeral Home
2301 Ephriham Ave., 740-9091

Jane M. Hawley
CROWLEY -- Jane M. Hawley, 82, a retired hotel bookkeeper, died Friday in Crowley.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. today in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Jane M. Hawley was born Dec. 7, 1913, in Detroit. She was a member of Meadowbrook United Methodist Church and the Corps of Engineers' Wives Association.

Survivors: Son, Ralph A. Hawley of Crowley; daughter, Joan E. Hawley of Crowley; three nieces; and a nephew.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Patricia R. Himstedt
HUNTSVILLE -- Patricia Reid Himstedt, 51, a retired teacher, died Friday in Houston.

Memorial service: today at First Presbyterian Church in Wichita Falls.

Patricia Himstedt was born Sept. 6, 1944, in Dallas. She was an honor graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington. Ms. Himstedt (Ms. Culpepper) taught for 10 years, at Arlington High School and Lamar High School, followed by 18 years at Ryder High School in Wichita Falls.

Survivors: Husband, Bill Himstedt of Huntsville; stepchildren, Stacy Himstedt and Bill Himstedt Jr.; niece, Melinda Carr of Parma, Mich.; nephews, Joe Reid of Houston and Lee Reid of Glenmore, Pa.; aunt and uncle, Nell and Gino DePanfilis of San Antonio; cousins, Cindy DePanfilis of Fort Worth and Nick DePanfilis of Dallas; and other beloved aunts, uncles and cousins.

Grace M. Hodges
ARLINGTON -- Grace M. Hodges, 73, a homemaker, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Wednesday in Plano Mutual Cemetery in Plano.

Grace M. Hodges was born March 14, 1923, in Paris, Texas. She was a member of Living Waters Tabernacle Church in Grand Prairie.

Survivors: Son, Lee Hodges of Arlington; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Lucy Hodges of Arlington; seven grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home
Grand Prairie, (214) 263-7200

Herbert Johnson Jr.
FORT WORTH -- Herbert Johnson Jr., 61, a retired construction laborer, died Saturday at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Valley Baptist Church. Burial: Union Memorial Cemetery in Jefferson. Visitation: 8 to 9 tonight at Williams Funeral Chapel.

Herbert Johnson Jr. was born Jan. 30, 1935, in Jefferson. He did volunteer service at Valley Baptist Church. Mr. Johnson was well-known and loved in his community. A quiet and gentle man, he was a friend to all who were fortunate to know him. He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Johnson Sr., in 1968.

Survivors: Mother, Josiephine Johnson; brother, A.C. Johnson; sisters, Bennie R. Dickens, Glenda Johnson, Josiephine Citrowski and Willie R. Johnson; a host of nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781

Jeannine C. Kelly
GRANBURY -- Jeannine C. Kelly, 55, an office clerk and secretary, died Sunday at a Granbury care center.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Thursday in Fairmount Cemetery in San Angelo, Texas.

Jeannine Kelly was born Jan. 14, 1941, in San Angelo. 

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000

James R. King
ARLINGTON -- James Robert King, 58, disabled, died Sunday at home.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Thursday in Cleburne Memorial Cemetery in Cleburne.

James Robert King was born Nov. 17, 1937, in Cleburne. He graduated from Texas Christian University in 1960.

Survivors: Daughters, Wendy Dritschler of Arlington and Stacy King of Arlington; brother, Bill King of Burleson; and grandchild, Alison Dritschler of Arlington.

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

Mark M. Kubota
FORT WORTH -- Mark Masao Kubota, 37, an automobile salesman, died Sunday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Blessing Funeral Home. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

Mark Masao Kubota was born Aug. 19, 1958, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Son, Nicholas Kubota of Fort Worth; daughter, Leslie Kubota of Fort Worth; parents, Johnny and Vanda Kubota of Mansfield; and sister, Madonna Stewart of Mansfield.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555

Jesse Mason Jr.
WATAUGA -- Jesse Mason Jr., 41, died Sunday.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Peace Lutheran Church, 941 Bedford Euless Road, Hurst. Officiant: Pastor Walter Waiser.

Memorials: Irving Health Care System or the American Cancer Society.

Jesse Mason Jr. was born June 17, 1955. He was a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington and was a certified public accountant specializing in tax accounting. He attended Peace Lutheran Church in Hurst. Mr. Mason loved sports and enjoyed coaching his children's teams. He was an avid and enthusiastic Cowboys fan.

Survivors: Wife, Marilyn Dieter Mason of Watauga; son, Justin Mason of Watauga; daughter, Jessica Mason of Watauga; parents, Jesse and Natalie Mason of Denton; sisters, Jan Lynn of Grapevine and Sharon Twiford of Little Elm; brothers, Bruce Mason of Valley View and Richard Mason of Alvarado; several nieces and nephews; and numerous other family and friends.

Hughes Funeral Home North Chapel
Dallas, (214) 350-9951

Leota Massey
FORT WORTH -- Leota Massey, 80, retired from sales, died Sunday in Arlington.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Leota Massey was born Jan. 20, 1916, in Dorchester. She retired from Sears, Roebuck and Co. in 1981. Mrs. Massey was a member of Birchman Baptist Church and was a loving wife, mother and granny.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Buddy, in 1984.

Survivors: Daughter, Sue Stricker of Arlington; daughters and sons-in-law, Lois Ann and Gill Geisler and Jerry Lynn and Dan Woody, all of Arlington; brother, Leonard C. McDaniel; grandchildren, Ace Layton, Shelley Sue Stricker, Bart Behrhorst, Mark Behrhorst, Troy Woody and Trent Woody; and great- grandchildren, Hunter Woody and Tanner Woody.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Bill Matzinger
DECATUR -- Bill Matzinger, 81, a dairyman, died Monday at a Decatur hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. today in Paradise Cemetery.

Bill Matzinger was born June 8, 1909, in Paradise. He was a member of Fundamental Baptist Church in Decatur.

Survivors: Wife, Mary of Decatur; son, Harold Matzinger; daughter, Virginia Matzinger; brothers, Ray Matzinger of Bonham and Hardy Matzinger of Denton; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959

Anna E.R. McConico
FORT WORTH -- Anna Elizabeth Ross McConico, 91, a retired day care provider and seamstress for Twigg's Cleaners and domestic worker for two prominent families in the Texas Christian University area, died Monday at home.

Funeral: Was held Monday at Mount Olive Baptist Church. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens in Rendon.

Anna Elizabeth Ross McConico was born March 19, 1905, in Palestine. Her parents preceded her in death at an early age, and she was reared by her grandmother, Miss Melissia. Upon the death of her grandmother, she moved to Itasca to live with an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Wynn.

She married her one true love, Mr. Easter McConico, on July 31, 1936. After they wed, the couple moved to Cleveland, Ohio, to start their new lives together. After several years when no children were born, they felt their lives would be so much richer to open their Christian home and hearts to children. Over the next 30 years, they adopted three children: Alice, Vernon Lee and Sheryll. They were also foster parents of an additional 86 children during the 30 years they spent in Cleveland.

On Easter Sunday in 1967, she joined Mount Olive Baptist Church in Fort Worth. There she remained faithful and served as a deaconess until her health began to fail her.

Survivors: Son, Vernon Lee McConico of Fort Worth; daughters, Alice Patricia Patton of Cleveland and Sheryll Coleman of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Kathrine McLemore, Kenneth Patton, Karen Patton and Kimberly Fair, all of Cleveland, and Isaiah Coleman of Fort Worth; nine great-grandchildren, all of Cleveland; and a host of relatives and friends.

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

W.F. Mercer
ARLINGTON -- W.F. Mercer, 91, retired pastor of many churches in North Texas, died Sunday in Arlington.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Church of Abundant Life of the Assemblies of God. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

The Rev. W.F. Mercer was born June 28, 1905, in McNeil. He was a presbyter and executive presbyter of the North Texas District of the Assemblies of God. The Rev. Mercer was a member of the board of regents for Southwestern Assemblies of God University.

Survivors: Wife, Reba E. Mercer of Arlington; daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Reba F. Sommerville and the Rev. Ollen Sommerville of Arlington; grandchildren, Frank Sommerville of Pasadena, Leland Sommerville of Arlington and Janee' Hall of Katy; and eight great-grandchildren.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division St., 548-1791

Midge S. Musick
AZLE -- Midge Skidmore Musick, 74, a homemaker, died Sunday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Eagle Mountain Baptist Church. Burial: Stroud Creek Cemetery in Tolar. Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at White's Funeral Home in Azle.

Midge Musick was born Dec. 27, 1921, in Tolar.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211

Julia M. Nunley
GRAHAM -- Julia Melvina Nunley, 92, a homemaker, died sunday at a Graham nursing home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Morrison Funeral Home. Burial: Mountain Home Cemetery in Jack County.

Julia Melvina Nunley was born Dec. 8, 1903, in Farmersville. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Bryson.

Survivors: Sons, John Nunley Jr. of Graham and David G. Nunley of Odessa; brother, Kenny Howell of Corsicana; sister, Flora Cuffman of Aransas Pass; eight grandchildren; and 14 great- grandchildren.

Morrison Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-2121

Edward Ovrick
FORT WORTH -- Edward "Ed" Ovrick, 77, retired owner of Tarrant Office Supplies Inc., died Saturday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Edward Ovrick, surrounded by his loving family, passed away Saturday from a hemorrhage. Ed was born May 9, 1919, in West Frankfort, Ill., to Wanda Paulcheski and Jacob Lowczykowski, both recent immigrants from Poland. Wanting to fully embrace their new homeland, his parents had their name legally "Americanized" to Ovrick.

Ed was the youngest of their three children and the only brother of his sisters Edna and Tillie. While in the military service, stationed in Texas during World War II, he met the love of his life, Sarah Catherine Fowler. They were married in 1942 and Ed became a Texan. He founded Tarrant Office Supplies Inc. in 1960 and sold it in 1982 to retire. He was a member of S.E. Lions Club 36 years. Ed was a successful entrepreneur, a gifted gardener, a fantastic fisherman and golfer and a crafty card player. More importantly, he was an adoring husband, father, grandfather and friend.

Ed was a gentle man, honest and fair, loved and admired by his family, friends, neighbors and employees. Throughout his 77 years, he touched the lives of many and even three times saved the lives of complete strangers. He will be fondly remembered.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Janis Catherine, and his sister, Tillie Szymczak.

Survivors: Wife of almost 54 years, Sarah Catherine; daughters, Linda Byther of Plano and Nancy Leach of St. Louis, Mo.; his only son, Mark Ovrick of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Josh and Zach Byther, Hillary and Ramsey Leach and Jacob Ovrick; and his eldest sister, Edna Szymczak of Zeigler, Ill.

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

Mildred A. Park
BRIDGEPORT -- Mildred A. Park, 75, a Grandy's hostess, died Sunday at a Decatur hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Trinity Word Church in Decatur. Graveside: 4 p.m. in Gorman Cemetery in Gorman.

Mildred A. Park was born Oct. 29, 1920, in Washington County, Ark.

Survivors: Daughters, Marilyn Jones of Waxahachie and Becky Skelton of Bridgeport; brothers, Earl Fenter of Cottage Grove, Ore., Weldon Fenter of Billings, Mont., and Vernon Fenter of Roswell, N.M.; sisters, Mattie Lewis of Grand Prairie and Myrtle Wilks of Cisco; four grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

Hawkins Funeral Home
Bridgeport, (817) 683-2211

Asa L. Phelps
FORT WORTH -- Asa Levi Phelps, 76, a retired letter carrier, died Saturday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Handley United Methodist Church. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Memorials: Handley United Methodist Church Building Fund; Community Hospice of Texas, 1000 Summit Ave., Fort Worth 76102; or a charity of choice.

Asa Levi Phelps was born May 22, 1920, in Marietta, Okla. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II and the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of Handley United Methodist Church and the Friendship class. He was past president of Branch 226 of National Association of Letter Carriers. He was a graduate of Paschal High and worked at Monnig's Wholesale before entering the service. He was an active member of 490th bomb group.

Survivors: Wife of 54 years, Dorothy Gillum Phelps of Fort Worth; son, Phillip and his wife, Mendy, of Abilene ; daughters, Patricia Tarola and her husband, Bob, of Arlington, and Linda Fricks and her husband, Terry, of Fort Worth; sister, Mary Karges of Austin; grandchildren, David Waller, Darren Waller, Scott Fricks and Greg Fricks, all of Arlington, Brad Fricks and Lana Fricks, both of Fort Worth, Eric Phelps and Hannah Phelps, both of Abilene; three great- grandchildren; and three nephews.

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

Velma G. Reeves
HALTOM CITY -- Velma G. Reeves, 84, a homemaker, died Sunday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Velma G. Reeves was born Aug. 11, 1911, in Thurber to George and Josey Matilda Harkcom.

Survivors: Sons, Alton Harris and James Hunt, both of Haltom City; daughters, Ruby Vincent of Haltom City, Marie Vega of Canal Winchester, Ohio, Maxine Farmer of Mansfield, Tommie Roberts of Haltom City and Mary Jane Bailey of Joshua; brother, Elsworth Harkcom of Weatherford; sister, Lois Haggard Cox of Everman; 24 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

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

Arthur L. Roberts
FORT WORTH -- Arthur Lloyd Roberts, 90, a retired stockbroker, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Robertson Mueller Harper. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorials: charity of choice.

Survivors: Stepson, George R. Clayton and his wife, Janet, of Mansfield; stepdaughter, Laura Clayton Price and her husband, Steve, of Fort Worth; and close friends, Clyde H. Shrell and his wife, Gerry, and John Parker.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233

Larry W. Rosh
WEATHERFORD -- Larry Wayne Rosh, 49, a senior tech in quality control at Radio Shack, was found dead Saturday in Arlington.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel.

Larry Rosh was born May 26, 1947, in Billings, Mont. Larry graduated from Bozeman High School and attended Montana State University. He was active in Sunday school and Awana at Grace Baptist Church in Bozeman and Billings Bible Church. His hobbies include carpentry, gardening and fishing. He was a member of Billings Bible Church in Billings, Mont.

Survivors: Wife, Dorothy Rosh of Weatherford; daughter, Andrea Lynn Rosh of Weatherford; parents, Adam and Emma Rosh of Bozeman, Mont.; and sisters and brother-in-law, LaVonne and Don Marks, and Lareen McWilliams, all of Bozeman, Mont.

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

Billy F. Scheller
COMANCHE -- Billy Franklin Scheller, 42, a restaurant cook, died Sunday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Hall & Sons Funeral Home. Visitation: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Scheller was born Nov. 14, 1953, in Bowie.

Hall & Sons Funeral Home
Comanche, (915) 356-5214

Mary F. Sessions
WHITE SETTLEMENT -- Mary F. Sessions, 80, a homemaker, died Sunday in White Settlement.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Mary Sessions was born Dec. 28, 1915, in Kerens. She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge, the Order of the Eastern Star and First Baptist Church of White Settlement.

Survivors: Son, Zach Sessions of Fort Worth; daughters, Linda Tatum and Jimmie Vanderford, both of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; brother, Max McRaney of Fort Worth; and sisters, Lillian Sloan of Gladewater and Ruth Gilliam of Ozona.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Bartie L. Shinski
ARLINGTON -- Bartie Lee Shinski, 69, a homemaker, died Sunday in Mansfield.

Memorial service: 6 tonight at Grace Lutheran Church in Arlington.

Memorials: Grace Lutheran Church Building Fund (playground), 210 W. Park Row Drive, Arlington 76010.

Bartie Lee Shinski was born Dec. 22, 1927, in Powhatten, Ohio.

Survivors: Son, Gene Shinski and his wife, Carol; daughter, Sherrie O'Connor and her husband, Michael; sisters, Billy Louburdie of Tampa, Fla., and Shirley Mendenhall of Phoenix, Ariz.; and grandchildren, Keith, age 11, and Amber, age 8.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division St., 548-1791

Marion Smith
SOUTHLAKE -- Marion Smith, 80, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: Lonesome Dove Cemetery Association, Southlake.

Marion Smith was born Feb. 13, 1916, in Keller.

Survivors: Wife, Norma Smith; and son, Dennis Smith of Fort Worth.

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

Joilue H. Stebbins
LONGVIEW -- Joilue Hale Stebbins, 60, died Sunday at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Methodist Church. Officiating: the Revs. David Williamson and Bill Cunningham. Burial will follow. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Mrs. Stebbins was born March 31, 1936, in Fort Worth to Burnice C. and Fanna Lue Richardson Hale. She had resided in Longview for the past 12 years, coming from Austin. She was a licensed interior designer and a corporate and family planner with Stebbins Five Partnership. Mrs. Stebbins attended Texas Tech and the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. She was a member of the Humane Society of the U.S. and Gregg County Humane Society. Mrs. Stebbins served as president to Designs to Enjoi, Inc. She was a founding member and partner of Stebbins Five Partnership and owner of Highland Pines Nursing Home in Longview and Retirement & Nursing Center-Austin, LTD. Mrs. Stebbins was a member of First Methodist Church of Longview.

Memorials: First Methodist Church, P.O. Box 707, Longview 75606, or First Church of Christian Science, 300 N. 3rd St., Longview 75601, or to the Humane Society of Gregg County, 303 Enterprise St., Longview 75604.

Survivors: Husband, Dick Stebbins of Longview; sons and daughters-in-law, Kent and Shellie Stebbins of Dallas, Scott Stebbins and Brad and Betsy Stebbins, all of Longview; grandchildren, Courtney Stebbins of Dallas, P.R. Stebbins II of Longview and Christina Stebbins and Katherine Stebbins, both of Dallas; sister, Carolyn Perdue of Austin; brothers and sister-in-law, Burnice C. and Debbe Hale of Bedford, and Donald L. Hale of Longview; mother-in- law, Martha Fortney of West Alexandria, Ohio; brothers-in-law, David Stebbins of Farmersville, Ohio, and Stanley Storer of Edinburg; aunts and uncles, Vela and Albert Shocky and Helen and Durwood Rogers; numerous nieces and nephews including, Forrest and Robyn Lynn Perdue and Robin Perdue; daughter-in-law and daughter, Joan Stebbins and Jessica Bingman of Fort Worth; and numerous cousins including Gayle Goldberg Stout.

Welch Funeral Home
Longview, (903) 753-5541

William R. Stephens Sr.
HURST -- William Rourke Stephens Sr., 85, an engineer with the Federal Aviation Administration, died Sunday at a Bedford hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church of Hurst. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

William Rourke Stephens Sr. was born Feb. 3, 1911, in Mount Pleasant, to John B. and Nannie Rourke Stephens. Before graduating from Texas A&M University in 1939, he married Helen Mae Gunn. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific. He and Helen lived in Mount Pleasant upon his discharge from the service and moved to Fort Worth in 1949. He was an engineer for the Federal Aviation Administration. He was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church of Hurst. He was also a member of the Texas A&M Century Club and a former member of the Fort Worth Elks Lodge.

Survivors: Wife, Helen Mae Stephens of Hurst; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Sandra Stephens of Hurst; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, John B. and Suzanne Stephens of Hurst; and great-granddaughter, Tori Stephens.

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

John W. Stewart III
FORT WORTH -- John William Stewart III, 76, a dry cleaner employee, died Saturday at home.

Funeral: 1 p.m. today at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials: Community Hospice of Texas.

Mr. Stewart was born April 2, 1920, in Barre, Vt. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, No. 2813.

Survivors: Son, John W. Stewart of Plano; two daughters, Cecily Crider of Greenville and Martha Stewart of Fort Worth; sister, Sister Mary Stewart of Middlebury, Vt.; four grandchildren, Russell Crider, Donna Dubberke, Matt Crider and Gretchen Stewart; and great- granddaughter, Rosalie Dubberke.

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

Diana B. Surles
CLIFTON -- Diana Bruce Surles, 74, a retired dietary worker at St. Joseph Hospital, died Friday in Clifton.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Cemetery.

Diana Bruce Surles was born Jan. 5, 1922, in Isabela, Puerto Rico. She was a resident of Fort Worth for 50 years and a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. She was a dietary worker at St. Joseph Hospital for 18 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Surles.

Survivors: Daughter, Elizabeth Consuelo Martin; grandson, John David Martin; granddaughter, Diana Mareea Paulson and her husband, Scott; great- grandson, Joel Anthony Paulson; and dear friends who loved her.

Thompson's Harveson & Cole
Fort Worth, 336-0345

Marie L. Sutton
WEATHERFORD -- Marie Louise Sutton, 76, a homemaker and nursing administrator, died Sunday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at White's Funeral Home. Burial: East Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford. Visitation: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Marie Louise Sutton was born Aug. 25, 1919, in Weatherford. She was a member of the Pythians Sisters and Hilltop Baptist Church.

Survivors: Husband, Joel "Jack" Sutton of Weatherford; sons and their wives, Jack H. and Lulu Sutton of Dallas, Tom and Nancy Sutton of Groesbeck and Dwight and Tina Sutton of Weatherford; brothers, Fredrick J. Stults and Henry J. Stults, both of Weatherford; and seven grandchildren.

White's Funeral Home
Weatherford, (817) 596-4811

Tony J. Wimmer
MUENSTER -- Tony Joseph Wimmer, 85, a farmer and rancher, died Sunday at a Muenster hospital.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church in Muenster. Burial: Sacred Heart Cemetery in Muenster. Rosary: 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. Vigil: 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Tony Joseph Wimmer was born Aug. 2, 1911, in Tours.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles J. and Anna Seith Wimmer; grandson, Steven; and brother, Andy.

Survivors: Wife, Loretta Wimmer; daughters, Ruby Otto, Jackie Riddle and Della Hellman; sons, Jerry Wimmer, Roy Wimmer and Charles Wimmer; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four sisters; and four brothers.

McCoy Funeral Home
Muenster, (817) 759-2556

William T. Winters
BOWIE -- William T. "Bill" Winters, 87, a retired construction supervisor for Kiser Aluminum Co., died Sunday in Bowie.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home. Burial: Newport Cemetery in Newport, Texas.

Mr. William Winters was born Nov. 16, 1908, in Fort Worth.

Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley
Bowie, (817) 872-1144

George A. Wright
WEATHERFORD -- George Arlin Wright, 69, a farmer and cattleman, died Sunday in Weatherford.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. today in Poolville Cemetery in Poolville.

George Arlin Wright was born Feb. 28, 1927, in Weatherford.

White's Funeral Home
Weatherford, (817) 596-4811

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