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Published August 8, 1996

Duane W. Amburn
GRANBURY -- Duane W. Amburn, 80, retired from fund raising and education, died Tuesday at a Granbury hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Granbury. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Little Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Duncanville.

Duane Amburn was born July 7, 1916, in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000

Margaret Bizzell

AZLE -- Margaret Bizzell, 89, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Azle.

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

Margaret Bizzell was born Oct. 6, 1906, in Ennis.

Survivors: Daughters, Pauline Eason of Azle, Lois Davis and Stella Shockley, both of Fort Worth, Mary Ludwick of Dallas and Jackie Brown of Mabank; sister, Nellie Ray of Fort Worth; 23 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

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

Jack Blum
DALLAS -- Jack Blum, 88, died Tuesday in Dallas after a prolonged illness.

Funeral: 4 p.m. today at Sparkman/ Hillcrest Funeral Home. Officiating: Rabbi Gerald J. Klein. Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Jack Blum, affectionately known to his many friends as "Mr. B" and to his loving family as "Papa," died Aug. 6, 1996. He was born in Baltimore on Oct. 8, 1907, and grew up in Houston. He moved to Dallas in 1928 and married Kate Beck in 1929. He moved to Fort Worth and his two sons were born there. In Fort Worth, Jack was active in civic affairs and Temple Beth-El. He was supervisor of a large group of jewelry stores and had real estate interests there until moving to Dallas in 1955. In Dallas he worked in chemical sales and later in giftware sales at the Trade Mart until his retirement. His time since then was devoted to his life with his wife, Kate; his family; and his friends in Dallas.

He was a member of Temple Emmanu-El in Dallas and remained active with Moslah Shrine and several other charitable organizations.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Kate Beck Blum.

Survivors: Sons, Dr. Jerald Blum and his wife, Shari, and Dr. Ronald Blum and his wife, Carolyn. He leaves five grandchildren, Kyle and Shannon Blum and Greg Blum, Dr. Karen Blum, Terri and Alan Fishman, and Lynda and Perry Kaufman; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. His family includes Gen. A.J. Beck and Anna, Fannie Beck and Freda Angrist.

Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home
Dallas, (214) 363-5401

Randy Brunner
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Randy Brunner, 49, died Tuesday at home.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Friday in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Randy Brunner was born Sept. 13, 1946, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Parents, Charles R. and Doris Brunner of Dallas; brother, Larry Brunner of Mesquite; and nieces, Dana Hennessey of Mansfield and Laura Brunner of Arlington.

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

Minnie L.J. Carbin
ARLINGTON -- Minnie Louise Jackson Carbin, 76, an LTV custodian for 33 years, died Tuesday at an Arlington nursing home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Ebenezar Memorial Missionary Baptist Church of Dallas. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Dallas. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Morris-Bates Mortuary.

Minnie Louise Jackson Carbin was born Nov. 8, 1919, in Tyler.

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

Carl L. Cashion
GAINESVILLE -- Carl Leroy Cashion, 62, a paint and body repairman, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Gainesville. Burial: Green Hill Cemetery in Davis, Okla.

Carl Leroy Cashion was born July 6, 1934, in Lexington, Okla.

Clement-Keel Funeral Home
Gainesville, (817) 665-4341

Gail Cauthern
FORT WORTH -- Gail Cauthern, 42, a dental assistant, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. today at College Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth.

Gail Cauthern was born May 19, 1954, in Chicago. 

Memorials: Any drug and alcohol rehabilitation program.

Survivors: Husband, Johnny Cauthern of Fort Worth; daughters, Amy Cauthern and Jennifer Cauthern, both of Fort Worth; mother, Ruth Ray of Fort Worth; brother and sister-in-law, Joe Thomas and Tonja; and many other family and friends.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

David E. Colby
AZLE -- David Eugene Colby, 52, an electrical mechanic, died Monday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at White's Funeral Home. Burial: Ash Creek Cemetery in Azle. Visitation: 8 a.m. until service time today.

Memorials: American Diabetes Association.

David Eugene Colby was born Dec. 3, 1943, in San Angelo. He passed away unexpectedly at home. Mr. Colby graduated from San Angelo Central High and was a loyal employee of TU Electric of Fort Worth for the past 15 years.

He was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather, and a dear friend to all.

Survivors: Wife, Rhonda Colby of Azle; sons, Douglas Colby and Christopher Colby, both of Azle; parents, Bill and Inell Colby of San Angelo; brother, Bill Colby Jr. of Austin; sister, Alice Caffey of New Braunfels; and grandchild, Bryce Colby of Fort Worth.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211

Dovie S. Cox
STEPHENVILLE -- Dovie Smith Cox, 93, a homemaker, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Lacy Funeral Home. Burial: East End Cemetery in Stephenville.

Mrs. Cox was born Jan. 15, 1903, in Hereford. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Stephenville.

Survivors: Daughter, Marion Holloway of Stephenville; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Lacy Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 968-2102

Terry L. Davidson
BRIDGEPORT -- Terry Lee Davidson, 41, a construction worker, died Tuesday in Bridgeport.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Friday in Thomas Cemetery in Wise County.

Terry Davidson was born July 2, 1955, in Bridgeport.

Survivors: Daughter, Cindy Davidson of Runaway Bay; father, Roy Davidson of Bridgeport; brother, Gordon Bradford of Denton; and sister, Sandy Jaramillo of Denton.

Hawkins Funeral Home
Bridgeport, (817) 683-2211

Frances W. Decker
GRANDVIEW -- Frances W. Decker, 66, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Cleburne.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church of Grandview. Burial: Grandview Cemetery.

Frances Decker was born May 14, 1930, in Grandview.

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

Cueral C. Denison
BOWIE -- Cueral Colette Denison, 84, a homemaker, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Jerry Woods Funeral Home in Nocona. Burial: Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie.

Cueral Denison was born July 25, 1912, in Crafton.

Jerry Woods Funeral Home
Nocona, (817) 825-3285

Frank E. Dumas Jr.
FORT WORTH -- Frank E. Dumas Jr., 84, a retired manager for Cascade Laundry, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Friday in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

Frank Dumas Jr. was born May 11, 1912, in Tyler. He had lived in Fort Worth since 1922. He was a graduate of North Side High School. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Burma during World War II. He received a Meritorious Unit Award, Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon, two Bronze Stars and other awards. He was a staff sergeant and served in the India-Burma campaign and was one of the pipeline engineers who constructed and operated the world's largest military pipeline.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Billie White, on Nov. 21, 1993.

Survivors: Daughters, Shirley Hurley of Fort Worth and Nancy Robbins of Fayetteville, Ark.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Jack D. White.

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

Alvin E. Eddins
FORT WORTH -- Alvin Eugene "Ed" Eddins, 76, a west side businessman, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

Alvin Eddins was born April 30, 1920, in Honey Grove. He was a member of Fort Worth West Side Lions Club, General Dynamics ockheed Camping Club and Birchman Baptist Church.

Survivors: Wife, Ruby Eddins of Fort Worth; sons, Ronald Eddins and his wife, Linda, and William Eddins, all of Fort Worth; sister, Ina Seal of Mission; grandchildren, Christi Exman, Lance Eddins and Ryon Eddins, all of Fort Worth; two great-grandchildren; and numerous other family and friends.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Shelly R. Fabila
FORT WORTH -- Shelly Ramona Fabila, a newborn, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Memorial Park.

Shelly Ramona Fabila was born Aug. 4, 1996, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Mother, Melissa Fabila of Fort Worth; brothers, Jose Louis Gomez and Jonathon Rene Mendez, both of Fort Worth; grandfather, Felix Fabila Sr. of Fort Worth; grandmother, Dora Munoz of Fort Worth; maternal great- grandparents, Marcelino and Audelia Jimenez; paternal great-grandmother, Ramona Fabila of Mineral Wells; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Faith Forrester
STEPHENVILLE -- Faith Forrester, a newborn, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday at Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 tonight at Lacy Funeral Home.

Faith Forrester was born Aug. 6, 1996, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Parents, Kevin Scott Forrester and Myra Nielsen Forrester, both of Stephenville; and grandparents, James A. and Frances Forrester of DeRidder, La., and Howard and Irma Nielsen of Kinder, La.

Lacy Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 968-2102

Hal H. Frazier
FORT WORTH -- Hal Hinton Frazier, 54, a doctor, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Principia College, Elsa, Ill.; the University of Texas at Austin; University of Pennsylvania; or a charity of choice.

Hal Hinton Frazier was born May 25, 1942, in Dallas. He attended the University of Michigan, University of Texas and Southwestern Medical School. He was a partner in the formation of Willowcreek Adolescent Hospital in Arlington. He loved traveling, gardening and music. His legacy was the many people he helped through his psychiatric practice. He was loved and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hal H. Frazier Sr.

Survivors: Wife, Louise Frazier of Fort Worth; son, James Rice Frazier of Fort Worth; daughters, Anne Hearne Frazier and Alice Elizabeth Frazier, both of Fort Worth; mother, Sammy Frazier of Fredericksburg; brother and sister-in-law, Orman and Mary Ellen Frazier of DeSoto; and sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Glyn Albright of Benbrook.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Phelsadine Gillum
SANSOM PARK -- Phelsadine "Dine" Gillum, 73, a retired nurse, passed away Tuesday at a Lake Worth nursing center after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Biggers Funeral Home. Burial: Jaybird Cemetery in Parker County. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials: American Cancer Society, Vitas Hospice or American Heart Association.

Phelsadine "Dine" Gillum was born March 16, 1923, in Frederick, Okla. A resident of Sansom Park since 1950, Mrs. Gillum graduated from All Saints Nursing School and was a licensed vocational nurse at Azle Manor Nursing Home before her retirement in 1994. She was a member of Lake Worth Baptist Church.

Mrs. Gillum was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Gillum; and a granddaughter, Renee Gillum.

Survivors: Sons and daughters-in- law, Tom and Donny Gillum of Springtown, and Ted and Carolyn Gillum of Bedford; brother, Arnold Williams of Poolville; sister, Billie Harness of Weatherford, Okla.; grandchildren, Brent Gillum of Watauga and Heather Garner of Norman, Okla.; great- grandchild, Caitlin Gillum of Watauga; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved pets, Bo and Gypsy.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341

Roselin Gould
ARLINGTON -- Roselin Gould, 55, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Arlington.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Rush Creek Christian Church in Arlington.

Roselin Gould was born May 2, 1941, in Fort Worth. 

Memorials: Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 9400 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 75231.

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

Harvey M. Harrison
NEMO -- Harvey M. Harrison, 75, retired owner and operator of Rotary Business Forms and Action Printing in Fort Worth, died Monday at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Rock Creek Cemetery in Somervell County.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials to American Cancer Society.

Harvey M. Harrison was born Feb. 21, 1921, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was a longtime resident and business proprietor in Fort Worth. He served as a first lieutenant in the Army and a bomber pilot in the South Pacific in World War II. He enjoyed a successful career as an owner and operator of Rotary Business Forms and Action Printing in Fort Worth. He retired with his wife to Zion, Ark., where he lived until he moved to Nemo in 1995 to be closer to his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey L. Harrison and Vivian Eolian Thomas Harrison; brothers, Dewey L. Harrison Jr. and Warren Harrison; and sister, Betty Jo Harrison.

Survivors: Wife, Brenda Ann Harrison of Nemo; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Vanessa Harrison of Venus; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and H. Ralph Hawkins of Irving; daughter, Carol Ann McNeil of Dallas; sister, Betty Sellars of Zion; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Wiley Funeral Home
Glen Rose, (817) 897-2288

Levi Hatley
STEPHENVILLE -- Levi Hatley, 57, owener of Hatley Restaraunt Supply Co., died Tuesday at a Granbury hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Stephenville Funeral Home. Burial: Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

Levi Hatley was born Sept. 16, 1938, in Stephenville. He was a member of Harvey Baptist Church of Stephenville, and a lifelong resident of Erath County.

Survivors: Wife, Celia; sons, Jimmy Hatley of Mineral Wells and Scott Hatley of Nashville, Tenn.; daughter, Regina Curtis of Stephenville; sister, Billie Marie Langston of Lubbock; and six grandchildren.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161

Judith M. Holmes
GRAPEVINE -- Judith Margaret Holmes, 55, a homemaker, died Wedneday in Grapevine.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Lancaster, Calif. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Judith Margaret Holmes was born June 23, 1941, in Pasadena, Calif. She was a graduate of Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, Calif. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Survivors: Husband, Roger Holmes of Grapevine; sons, David and wife, Susan Holmes, of Rice Lake, Wis., and Mark and wife, Kathleen Holmes, of Bedford; grandchildren, Kendal Holmes and Devin Holmes, both of Bedford, Matthew Holmes of Rice Lake, Wis., and Christopher Holmes of Bedford; and in- laws, Robert and Mildred Holmes of Largo, Fla.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Ava L. La Fever
MINERAL WELLS -- Ava L. La Fever, 66, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Mineral Wells hospital.

Funeral: 9 a.m. Friday at First Southern Baptist Church in Progress in Palo Pinto County. Burial: Woodland Park Cemetery in Mineral Wells.

Ava L. La Fever was born March 10, 1930, in Bokchito, Okla.

Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner
Mineral Wells, (817) 325-4422

Perry C. Long
ALVARADO -- Perry Canada Long, 55, retired from the Army, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Blessing Funeral Home. Burial: Pleasant Point Cemetery.

Perry Canada Long was born Sept. 4, 1940, in Bakersfield, Calif.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555

Sada P. Macon
FORT WORTH -- Sada Putteet Macon, 92, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a local nursing home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Laurel Land Chapel of the Chimes. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sada Macon was born March 12, 1904, in Randolph.

Survivors: Several nieces and nephews and close friends.

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

Ellvine R. Martin
FORT WORTH -- Ellvine Rae Ward Martin, 87, a homemaker and owner of Rae's Gift Shop, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at University Christian Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Ellvine Martin was born Oct. 28, 1908, in Hico. She was a member of University Christian Church.

She was the widow of Waitman Martin and was preceded in death by her daughter, Lepha Davis.

Survivors: Grandchildren, Thomas Perry Davis, Suzanne Davis Blackwood, Cathy Davis Brown, Alyson Davis and Adrienne Davis Jennings; brother, E.J. Ward of Wichita Falls; and 13 great- grandchildren.

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

Doris C. McGee
HALTOM CITY -- Doris C. McGee, 80, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.

Doris C. McGee was born Aug. 9, 1915, in Venus.

Survivors: Husband, M.D. McGee of Haltom City; son, James D. McGee of Aurora, Ill.; and granddaughter, Dawn of Fort Worth.

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

John R. Montgomery
EVERMAN -- John R. Montgomery, 77, a retired bookkeeper for the Air Force and Texas Christian University, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Southwayside Baptist Church. Burial: Everman Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

John R. Montgomery was born May 26, 1919, in Burleson. He was a member of Southwayside Baptist Church and the Retired Association of TCU.

Survivors: Wife, Lydia Mae Montgomery of Everman; daughters, Roxanne Woodyard and daughter-in-law, David, of Weatherford, Rochelle Jee and son-in-law, John, of Everman and Rosalind Dugan of Burleson; sister, Velma Antwiller of Euless; grandsons, Mark Jee and Jonathan Jee, both of Everman; granddaughters, Amanda Wright of Mansfield and Christine Dugan of Crowley; great-grandson, Forest Tyler Wright of Mansfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Charlie J. Moore
CHICO -- Charlie James Moore, 64, an oilfield supervisor for C-S Construction, died Tuesday at a Decatur hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Coker Funeral Home. Burial: Cunduff Cemetery in Jack County. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Charlie James Moore was born June 4, 1932, in Colorado City. He was a member of Cunduff Baptist Church and the Cunduff Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors: Wife, Evelyn Moore; son, Fred Moore of Chico; daughters, Glenda Jo Voss of Town, Charlene Henson of Washington and Teresa Lee and Audie Lee, both of Chico; brothers, Jim Moore of Wolford, Fred Moore of Rhome and Oscar Moore of Keller; sisters, Dela Mae Cain of Westbrook, Selma James of Brownwood and Sue Rowlens of Sweetwater; 13 grandchildren; and ten great- grandchildren.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959

Christeen Nivens
ALVORD -- Christeen Nivens, 83, a nurse's aid, died Wednesday at a Bridgeport nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Alvord Church of Christ. Burial: Alvord Cemetery in Alvord. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at Coker Funeral Home.

Christeen Nivens was born April 25, 1913, in Wise County. She was a member of Alvord Church of Christ. She married C.B. Nivens on July 21, 1930, in Oklahoma. He preceded her in death.

Survivors: Daughter, Elizabeth Spain of Alvord; brother, Bill Reed of Bridgeport; four grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren; and six great-great- grandchildren.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959

Otto Penalver
BOWIE -- Otto Penalver, 66, a retired Kaiser Permanente Hospital orthopedic technician in Hollywood, Calif., died Monday in Bowie.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. today in Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie.

Otto Penalver was born Oct. 9, 1929, in Tampa, Fla.

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

Mabel E. Powers
GRAPEVINE -- Mabel Elizabeth Hall Powers, 73, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Grapevine nursing home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Abundant Life Assembly of God. Burial: Parker Cemetery in Grapevine. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Directors.

Mabel Powers was born Jan. 8, 1923, in Grapevine, and was a lifelong resident of the Grapevine area. She was a homemaker and a former employee of both the Grapevine-Colleyville school district and ARA Food Services in Dallas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Mattie Hall, and her brothers, Bill and Bobby Hall.

Survivors: Husband, Edd Powers; daughters, Betty Bailey and her husband, Wayne Bailey, and Peggy Powers-West; brother, James and wife, Maxine Hall; sister, Angie Koch and her husband, David Koch; sister-in-law, Bernice Hall; grandchildren, Dane Bailey and his wife, Cathy Bailey, and Brady West; great-granddaughters, Morgan and Laura Bailey; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.

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

Tobin L. Rawlings
EULESS -- Tobin L. Rawlings, 36, a self-employed custom automotive painter, died Tuesday in Bedford.

Funeral: Private. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at Moore Funeral Home.

Tobin Rawlings was born Jan. 25, 1960, in Sioux City, Iowa.

Memorials: Harris Methodist H.E.B. Charity Care, in the name of Tobin Rawlings.

Survivors: Wife, Nadine Rawlings of Arlington; sons, Jeremy Rawlings and Chance Rawlings, both of Euless; daughter, Lacy Rawlings of Euless; father, Maurice and his wife, Donna Rawlings, of Bedford; mother, Jolly Jean Rawlings of Euless; brother, Maury Kim Rawlings and his wife, Crystal, of Euless; niece, Kelsey; nephews, Tyler and Grayson; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

Charlie C. Reed
JACKSBORO -- Charlie C. Reed, 91, a grocery store and service station owner, died Wednesday in Richland Hills.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Friday in Gibtown Cemetery in Jack County.

Mr. Reed was born Jan. 13, 1905, in Wolfe City.

Coker Funeral Home
Jacksboro, (817) 567-3778

Hortense Sawyer
IRVING -- Hortense "Tish" Sawyer, 71, passed away Monday at home.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. today at Chism- Smith Funeral Home. Officiating: the Rev. Paul Lewis. Burial: Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Sawyer was born Feb. 8, 1925, in Sulligan, Ala., and had resided in Irving since 1948.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, David and Deborah Sawyer of Irving; grandson, David Sawyer Jr. of Dawson; granddaughter, Didi Coker of Dallas; great-granddaughter, Claire Coker of Dallas; nieces, Gay Lewis of Giddings and Donna Heffington of Arlington; and nephews, Bob Hankins and Gary Hankins, both of Fort Worth.

Chism-Smith Funeral Home
Irving, (214) 259-7644

Robin E. Scudder
MINERAL WELLS -- Robin Elkins Scudder, 44, a horticulturist, died Aug. 1 at a Mineral Wells hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday in Graford Cemetery in Palo Pinto County. Officiant: Old and dear friend, John Miller of Albuquerque, N.M.

Robin Elkins Scudder was born March 18, 1952, in Mineral Wells to Claud P. and Frances E. Scudder. His home was at Graford and Possum Kingdom Lake through grade school and high school. He later received his bachelors degree in forestry at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches. He was a member of the Baptist church and belonged to Sons of American Legion. He taught horticulture at Concepts Inc. in Mineral Wells.

Survivors: Parents, Claud and Frances Scudder of Mineral Wells; brother and sister-in-law, Steven and Mary Scudder of Dallas; and many other relatives and friends.

Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner
Mineral Wells, (817) 325-4422

C.R. Self Jr.
HURST -- C.R. Self Jr., 69, a retired educator, died Tuesday at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

C.R. Self Jr. was born Sept. 11, 1926, in Shamrock. He was a member of Brown Trail Church of Christ. He graduated from SMU and TCU. A member of Who's Who in American Education and the Association of Professional Educators, Mr. Self was principal, superintendent and teacher in Texas public schools for 34 years. He served in the Perrin school district and retired from the Hurst-Euless-Bedford school system. He was recognized as Outstanding Educator in America.

Mr. Self served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946.

Survivors: Wife, Helon Self of Hurst; son, Michael David Self and his wife, Carol Ann, of North Richland Hills; daughter, Linda Carol Harris and her husband, George, of Arlington; brother, Harold Self of Gatesville; sister, Katherine Clark and her husband, William, of Medford, Ore.; grandchildren, Michael Lynn Self, Lisa Renee Blythe, Gina Marie Self, Greggory W. Self, Shauna Love, Georgeann Tatum, Ethan Russell Brionne Harris, Joshua Ephriam David Harris and Cara Sealey Nicole Harris; and six great-grandchildren, Devin C. Self, Brandi N. Levings, Meagan Self, Cassie Self, Max Love and Jacob Love.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Vance L. Shelton
KEENE -- Vance L. Shelton, 79, a retired General Dynamics employee, died Tuesday in Arlington.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Martin's Funeral Home. Burial: Keene Cemetery.

Vance Shelton was born May 12, 1917, in Hughes Springs.

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

James Simmons
DALLAS -- James Simmons, a bus driver for Hertz Rent A Car, died Monday at a Dallas hospital.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. today at St. Mark Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth. Officiating: the Rev. Roosevelt Baugh.

Mr. Simmons was born Dec. 5, 1948, in Smith County.

Survivors: Stepmother, Hazel Simmons Wilson of Fort Worth; uncle, Rutherford B. Simmons of Chicago; and aunt, Gladys Simmons of Chicago.

Pinkston's Mortuary
821 E. Terrell Ave., 332-5393

David Slaughter
ARLINGTON -- David Slaughter, 32, died Monday in Arlington.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Fielder Road Baptist Church. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Memorials: Elizabeth Home, Box 1931, Grapevine 76099.

David Slaughter was born in San Antonio on May 6, 1964. He died Aug. 5, 1996, at his family home in Arlington. After graduating from Bowie High School, where he flourished in academics and music performance, David attended North Texas State University, graduating with a degree in fashion merchandising. He managed businesses in both Palm Springs, Calif., and Dallas.

David's boundless energy and contagious smile blurred the line between personal and professional. David was never one to meet a stranger, and every client and friend alike benefitted from his warm laughter and unwavering loyalty. He will be greatly missed by friends and family.

Survivors: Parents, George and Barbara Slaughter of Arlington; sister, Julia Kronenberger and her husband, Drew, of Reston, Va.; grandparent, Eletha Slaughter of San Angelo; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

Arthur Sodd
ARLINGTON -- Arthur Sodd, 83, a retired carrier for the Postal Service, died Tuesday in Arlington.

Cryptside service: 10 a.m. Saturday in Garden of Memories Mausoleum. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Arthur Sodd was born Oct. 29, 1912, in Fort Worth. He was a graduate of TCU and was a member of Riverside Christian Church and the Masonic Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delphine, in 1982.

Survivors: Daughter, Deborah Schloss and her husband, Robert, of Missouri; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ellis and Betty Sodd Jr. of Arlington and Bill and Helen Sodd of Fort Worth; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary and Joe Rankin, and Inez Peterson, all of Fort Worth, and Polly Freeman of Granbury; and grandchildren, Bridgit and husband, Louis Fagan of Fort Worth and Christi Slaughter of Lubbock.

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

Helen Streetman
FORT WORTH -- Helen Streetman, 76, a woodworker, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday in Tidwell Cemetery in Tidwell. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Helen Streetman was born Nov. 19, 1919, in Sulphur Springs.

Survivors: Son, J.W. Streetman of North Richland Hills; daughter, Alma Johnston of Fort Worth; brothers, William Hilburn and Lester Ray Hilburn, both of Sulphur Springs; sister, Nadine Wilson of San Angelo; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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

Delio S. Torres
FORT WORTH -- Delio S. Torres, 66, a painter, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Rosary: 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Delio Torres was born March 15, 1930, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He was retired from Texas Steel.

Survivors: Wife, Josephine Torres; sons, Leo Torres, Mike Torres, Tito Torres, Eziekiel Torres, Richard Torres, Raymond Torres and Johnny Torres, all of Fort Worth; daughters, Lupe Torres, Josie Torres, Dora Torres, Gloria T. Velasquez, Mary Ann Torres and Rose Marie Torres, all of Fort Worth; guardian, Rosie Gomez of Dallas; 40 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

James W. Weaver Jr.
ROCKPORT -- James W. Weaver Jr., 65, retired from Bell Helicopter in 1993, died Aug. 2 at an Aransas Pass hospital.

Memorial service: 7 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Garland. Burial: Rockport.

Memorials: American Lung Association.

James W. Weaver Jr. was born May 25, 1931, in Adams, N.Y.

Survivors: Three daughters, Sheila McComas and Linda Landrum, both of Garland, and Frances Taylor of Fort Worth; and seven grandchildren.

Claude W. Wilkinson
FORT WORTH -- Claude William Wilkinson, 85, a retired contracting officer with the federal civil service, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight.

Claude Wilkinson was born Nov. 9, 1910, in Fort Worth. He was a member and deacon of Ridglea West Baptist Church and was a member of Tarrant Masonic Lodge No. 942 A.F. & A.M., where he received his 60-year pin in 1995. He retired from federal civil service in 1970, having spent the last 10 years at General Dynamics as chief civilian contracting officer on the F-111.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Wanda Claudette and Charles T. Smith of Fort Worth; brother and sisters-in- law, Earl and Lottie Mae Wilkinson, and Marie Wilkinson, all of Fort Worth; and many nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Jessie Mae Williams
FORT WORTH -- Jessie Mae Williams, 68, a retired Fort Worth school district cook, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: noon Saturday in Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Chapel.

Jessie Mae Williams was born May 18, 1928, in Shongaloo, La.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781

Leland Yarbrough
FORT WORTH -- Leland Yarbrough, 57, a manager of support operations at EDS for 22 years, died Tuesday at a local hospital.

Funeral: Noon Friday at Genesis United Methodist Church. Graveside service: 5 p.m. in Cherokee Cemetery in Cherokee. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Leland Yarbrough was born Jan. 10, 1939, in Cherokee. He served in the Army and was a member of Genesis United Methodist Church and the Fort Worth Trap & Skeet Club.

Memorials: Organ Fund at Genesis United Methodist Church or a charity of choice.

Survivors: Wife, Patricia Yarbrough of Fort Worth; sons, Taylor Yarbrough and Lyle Yarbrough, both of Fort Worth; daughter, Jeannette Toole of Missoula, Mont.; parents, Clyde and Lorene Yarbrough of Cherokee; and brother, Lawton Yarbrough of Cherokee.

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

Maurice F. Yeary
FORT WORTH -- Maurice Frank "Moose" Yeary, 88, a retired TESCO electrical engineer, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole. Officiating: the Rev. Glenn Jones. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jim Darwin, Paul Darwin, John Darwin, Rick Church, Keith Newth and Romney Tolar.

Maurice Frank "Moose" Yeary, was born Dec. 10, 1906, in Fort Worth and was a lifelong resident. He retired in 1973 after 45 years' service and was superintendent of the Eagle Mountain Power Plant at the time of his retirement.

Mr. Yeary was a member of University United Methodist Church, A&M Exes and Rotary International.

Survivors: Son, David Yeary of La Marque; sister-in-law, Mary K. Yeary of Fort Worth; and nieces and nephews.

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

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