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Published Aug. 14, 1996

Walter A. Anderson
GRANBURY -- Walter A. "Andy" Anderson, 81, a retired traffic engineer, died Sunday in Glen Rose.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Thursday at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury.
Walter Anderson was born April 21, 1915, in Granger, Texas. He and Rita were married May 26, 1943, in Boston, Mass. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a radar specialist. He was a traffic engineer for L.F.E. Corp. and retired in 1977. He held a lifetime membership in IMSA and was a member of I.T.E. He belonged to Granbury Masonic Lodge No. 392.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Rita, on Oct. 27, 1995, and his brother, Ishmael Anderson, in March 1995. Survivors: Son, Walter A. Anderson III of Arlington; daughters, Rita Ballard of Cleburne, Pat Pannell of Fort Worth and Sharon Brown of Wichita Falls; and seven grandchildren.
Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000

Stella M. Austin
ARLINGTON -- Stella Mays Austin, 90, a retired Arlington school district food service worker, died Sunday in Arlington.
Funeral: 1:30 p.m. today at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Parkdale Cemetery.
Stella Mays Austin was born Sept. 24, 1905, in Cedar Hill, Texas. She was a member of Pantego Bible Church.
Survivors: Son, B. Kenneth Austin and wife, Glenndolyn, of Arlington; daughter, Charlotte Jester and husband, Bob, of Houston; brothers, Milford Mays of Cedar Hill and Ozell Mays of San Antonio; sisters, Lela Meharg of Plainview, Lena Maxey of Clarendon and Geraldine Frank of Hereford; grandsons, Bruce and Jerry Austin of Arlington and Bobby and Larry Jester of Houston; granddaughters, Lucretia Adams of Brenham, Melissa Frazier of Spring and Nannette Burrage of Houston; 13 great- grandchildren; and two stepgreat- grandchildren.
Moore Funeral Home
1219 N. Davis Drive, 275-2711

Rebecca D. Blackburn
MANSFIELD -- Rebecca Denise Blackburn, a newborn, died Friday at an Arlington hospital.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. Aug. 17 in Mansfield Cemetery.
Survivors: Parents, Brian and Jennifer Blackburn of Mansfield; paternal grandparents, Dennis and Marion Blackburn of Mansfield; maternal grandparents, Jim and Linda Sillanpaa of Fort Lupton, Colo., and Dennis and Marlene Makela of Maple, Wis.; paternal great- grandparent, Verna Fuller of Onalaska; and maternal great-grandparents, Kenneth and Ellen Makela of Maple.
Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555

David P. Bool
FORT WORTH -- David Paul Bool, 28, a utility clerk for a local grocery company, died Monday in Fort Worth.
Funeral: Noon Thursday at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight.
David Bool was born Jan. 2, 1968, in Big Spring, Texas. David was an avid basketball player and football fan. He was the youngest of six, a cherished part of our family and all who knew him. David was honest and sincere and is now truly an angel of God. He will always live in our hearts.
Survivors: Mother, Doris Bool of Fort Worth; father, Herman A. Bool of Euless; brothers, William A. Bool of Fort Worth and Bradley T. Bool of Euless; sisters, Cynthia D. Taylor and husband, Reed Taylor, of Arlington, Cheri D. Minor of Crowley and Cammy C. Bool of Fort Worth; nieces, Kimmie Ballard and Brandi Cheek, both of Crowley; nephews, Chris Bingham of Fort Worth and Adam Minor of Crowley; great-niece, Jessica Ballard of Crowley; great- nephews, Matthew Ballard and Austin Cheek, both of Crowley; and by close family members, Billy Towles, Ray Pilon, Terry Ballard and Billy Cheek.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth
7100 Crowley Road, 293-1350

Opal Brodie
ELM GROVE -- Opal Brodie, 85, a homemaker, died Sunday in Elm Grove.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.
Opal Brodie was born April 13, 1911, in Valliant, Okla. She was a 52-year resident of White Settlement and was a member of Normandale Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, L.E. Brodie, in 1995.
Survivors: Son, G.M. Brodie of Weatherford; daughters, Gerry Thiel of Sacramento, Calif., June McPherson of Elm Grove and Virginia Lewis of Dublin, Calif.; sister, Marie Haggar of Texarkana, Ark.; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Zelma L. Brown
FORT WORTH -- Zelma Lee Cole Brown, 50, a nurse with VITAS Hospice, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.
Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday at East Saint Paul Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Family hour: 7 to 8 tonight.
"And she will meet her mother dear, who left just the other day, they will join hands and wait for us and meet us across the way."
Zelma Brown was born Jan. 15, 1946, in Waco and graduated from I.M. Terrell High School in 1964. She was a dedicated nurse with VITAS Hospice for eight years. Zelma was a faithful member of the First Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as an usher and a teacher and a member of the XYZ Group.
Her mother, Callie Mae Norwood Cole, was buried on Saturday. Her father, Robert Lee Cole, also preceded her in death.
Survivors: Devoted friend, Arthur Lee Conley; son, Michael Haynes; daughters, Zelma Christian Brown and Sharon Haynes; brothers, twin, Elmer Cole, David Cole and Vernall Cole, all of Dallas; sisters, Myrtle Bell of Fort Worth and Vernell Vaughn of Waco; and five grandchildren.
Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors
4000 Miller Ave., 531-8666

Annie L. Bryan
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Annie Laurie Bryan, 81, a homemaker, died Monday at an Arlington care center.
Funeral: 4 p.m. today at Inglewood United Methodist Church in Grand Prairie. Burial: Southland Memorial Park.
Annie Bryan was born in Hubbard, Texas. She was an active volunteer for the Retarded Citizen's Association. She was a charter member of Inglewood United Methodist Church and was a member of the Methodist Women's Pens and Needles.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred B. Bryan, in 1989.
Memorials: Inglewood United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Survivors: Two sisters-in-law; several nieces and nephews; an aunt; and three cousins.
Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home
Grand Prairie, (214) 263-7200

Maurine D. Butler
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Maurine Dickey Butler, 81, a homemaker, died Sunday at a Hurst nursing center.
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Officiant: the Rev. John Redfearn.
Memorials: Bishop Davies Nursing Center, 2712 Hurstview Drive, Hurst 76054.
Maurine Dickey Butler was born June 29, 1915, in Bremond. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Butler, a prominent banker in Fort Worth. Mr. and Mrs. Butler were both active in the Sertoma International Service Organization and she was a past president. She was also active in the Bank Wives Organization and was a past president of the North Fort Worth Woman's Club. She was a member of North Fort Worth Baptist Church. Mrs. Butler was an accomplished china painting artist and teacher for over 40 years. Her work has been featured in the `National Magazine' and `The China Decorator.' She enjoyed both painting for others and teaching china painting.
She was also preceded in death by her brother, Elmer Dickey.
Survivors: Sister, Mildred D. Rucker of Fort Worth; niece and husband, Dee and Bobby Bowen of Fort Worth; and grandniece, Cheree Bowen of Fort Worth.
Shannon North Funeral Chapel
111 W. Northside Drive, 624-2191

Billy D. Chisum
FORT WORTH -- Billy D. Chisum, 41, a former computer technician, died Sunday while visiting his father in Mosheim, Tenn. after a year-long illness.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Thursday at Bellevue Baptist Church, 625 W. Pipeline Road, in Hurst. Wake: To follow at A Great Notion, 2024 Ridgmar Blvd., in Fort Worth.
Billy Chisum was born in Levelland on Oct. 14, 1954, and had lived most of his life in Fort Worth. He was an Eagle Scout, a Navy veteran, a member of the Fort Worth Dart Association and a former computer technician for Management Solutions Unlimited in Arlington.
Survivors: Fiancee, Ellen Mitchell of Fort Worth; daughter, Stephanie Swarts of Athens, Ga.; father and stepmother, Rual and Diane Chisum of Mosheim, Tenn.; stepfather and wife, Neil and Mary Hampton of Hurst; sister and brother-in-law, Cheryl and Frank Cabanski of Vista, Calif.; aunt, Maxine Cook of Mertzon; three cousins; and two stepchildren.

Mary L. Cochran
FORT WORTH -- Mary Louise Jahn Cochran, 91, a retired billing manager, died Monday in Fort Worth.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight. Pallbearers are her grandsons and Bryan Curtis, her surrogate grandson, and son of devoted family friend, Leola Curtis.
Mary Cochran was retired billing manager for R.E. Cox and Company and was a member of a pioneer Arlington Heights family. Her parents were members of the Sons of Hermann Lodge and a picture of her father, Herman Adolph Jahn, a carriage maker for Wells Fargo and a bat maker for the Fort Worth Cats Baseball Team, hung in the lobby of St. Joseph Hospital for many years before its closing. Mr. Jahn was photographed standing in front of his carriage shop.
Mary Cochran was a member of the first graduating class of Arlington Heights High School, the school from which her four children graduated. She was a member of Arlington Heights Methodist Church and its Friendship class. Her children and grandchildren delighted in hearing her stories of growing up in Fort Worth. The family homes of Mrs. Cochran and her parents stood across the street from each other at the intersection of Bryce and Hulen, where commercial establishments now exist.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Cochran, in 1967, and by an infant son, Robert L. Cochran Jr., in 1926.
Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Alvin K. and Julianne Cochran of Fort Worth; daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Benjamin H. Davidenko of Fort Worth, Bobbye and Frank G. Johnson of Granbury and Florence C. Fox of Austin; sister-in-law, Mildred Jahn; grandchildren, Lynne Royal and Scott Davidenko, both of Fort Worth, Mark Johnson of Slidell, La., Brent Jackson of Austin, Brian Jackson of Lago Vista, John R. Cochran and Helen Holmes, both of Fort Worth, and Allison Velasquez of Austin; stepgranddaughter, Cynthia Seale of Dallas; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Jeffrey L. Daniel
FORT WORTH -- Jeffrey Lee Daniel, 47, a backhoe operator, died Tuesday at home.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Jeffrey Lee Daniel was born June 20, 1949, in Fort Worth.
He was a lifelong Fort Worth resident, a 28-year Services Unlimited employee and enjoyed hunting.
Survivors, all of Fort Worth: Vicky Daniel; sons, Corey Daniel, Christopher Daniel and his wife, Dee; mother, Norma L.Daniel; brother, Richard Daniel; sister, Dee Anne Shockley; and grandchild, Kali Daniel.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth
7100 Crowley Road, 293-1350

Thelma E. Dearmore
WEATHERFORD -- Thelma E. Dearmore, 89, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Weatherford nursing home.
Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Chico Cemetery in Chico.
Thelma E. Dearmore was born Jan. 24, 1907, in Chico. She was a Baptist.
Survivors: Son, Jack Dearmore of Weatherford.
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel
Weatherford, (817) 594-2747

Karen J. Eldredge
BEDFORD -- Karen June Eldredge, 58, a time keeper for Bell Helicopter, died Thursday at home.
Funeral: None scheduled.
Karen Eldredge was born April 28, 1938, in Cook County, Ill.
Memorials: Humane Society of North Texas.
Survivors: Son, Duane Eldredge of Bedford; daughters, Valerie Votaw of Euless and Laura Heltzel of Boise, Idaho; and three grandchildren.
Baumgardner Funeral Home
3704 Highway 377 S., 731-8400

Mary P. Fitz
ARLINGTON -- Mary Pearl Fitz, 93, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.
Graveside service: 11:30 a.m. today in Emerald Hills Memorial park.
Mary Pearl Fitz was born Nov. 28, 1902, in Wheeling, W.Va.
She was preceded in death by one son, James E. Fitz of Bridgeport, Ohio; nine brothers and sisters, and her husband, Oscar Craig Fitz, in 1981.
Survivors: Sons, Charles R. Fitz of Colton, Calif. and Donald L. Fitz of Arlington and David C. Fitz of West Palm Beach, Fla.; daughters, Ruth McGuire of Boynton Beach, Fla., Mary Seiwell of Dearborn, Mich.; sister, Alice Grant of Florida; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681

Dorothe M. Gandy
WHITNEY -- Dorothe Merideth Gandy, 82, a homemaker, died Monday in Waco.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Thursday. Private burial: 3 p.m. Thursday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.
Dorothe Gandy was born Sept. 16, 1913, in Dunlop, Iowa. She was active in the Whitney Bridge Club and the Lake Whitney Hospital Auxiliary.
Survivors: Daughter, Sherri and husband, Charles Dixon, of Austin; sister, Annette and husband, Harold King, of Clifton; grandson, Charles Dixon II of Austin; and niece, Sue Sharpe of Glennwood Springs, Colo.
Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel
7301 E. Lancaster Ave., 451-3333

Frances George
FORT WORTH -- Frances May McCally George, 82, a homemaker and former teacher, died Monday in Fort Worth after a brief battle with leukemia.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. today at University Christian Church. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Thursday in Aline Cemetery in Aline, Okla.
Memorials: Community Hospice, American Cancer Society, University Christian Church or Salvation Army.
Frances George was born Dec. 3, 1913, in Waynoka, Okla., where she spent her childhood years. In 1925, she moved with her family to a farm near Aline. Following her graduation from Aline High School in 1932, she attended Northwestern State Teachers College in Alva, Okla., where she received her bachelor of science degree. She began teaching in the fall of 1933 in a one-room schoolhouse in Woods County, Okla.
On Aug. 4, 1940, she married Wilford W. George, an executive with T.G. & Y. Stores Co., with whom she shared 51 years of happy marriage until his death in 1991. They lived in Amarillo, Kansas City, Oklahoma City and Glenview, Ill. Upon his retirement in 1979, they moved to Fort Worth to live near their daughter, Janet. Frances was active throughout her life in the church and was a member of University Christian Church and its Wednesday Bible Study group at the time of her death. She was a devoted wife, mother and friend, and gave unselfishly to all. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Faye Schell and Flo McCally.
Survivors: Daughter, Janet George Herald of Fort Worth; sister, Jessie Smith of Fort Worth; sister-in-law, Wilda Davidson and her husband, Amos, of Hinton, Okla.; brother-in-law, Kenneth George and his wife, Ruth, of Corpus Christi; and nephews, Don Davidson of Hinton, Larry Davidson of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Jerry Davidson of Hinton.
Thompson's Harveson & Cole
702 Eighth Ave., 336-0345

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