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Published Aug. 14, 1996

Ina V. Goldsmith
FORT WORTH -- Ina Van Horn Goldsmith, 67, a homemaker, died Monday in Fort Worth.
Funeral: 3:30 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.
Ina Van Horn Goldsmith was born March 22, 1929, in Fort Worth.
Memorials: American Cancer Society.
Survivors: Husband, James F. Goldsmith of Fort Worth; sons and daughter- in-law, Geary and Carolyn Goldsmith, and Fred Goldsmith, all of Fort Worth; daughter, Marianne Goldsmith of Amarillo; brother, Gerald Van Horn of Fort Worth; sister, Jean Maxwell of Santa Fe, N.M.; and grandchildren, Ashley Normand of Fort Worth and Ryan Richey and Amanda Richey, both of Amarillo.
Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Roy C. Harwell
CORONA, Calif. -- Roy C. "Mutt" Harwell, 85, died Saturday at a hospital in Corona.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. today in Crestlawn Memorial Park in Corona.
Roy C. "Mutt" Harwell was born June 17, 1911, in Smithfield. He was a member of the Smithfield Masonic Lodge.
Survivors: Son, Clarence Harwell of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; stepson, James Qualls of Upland, Calif.; stepdaughter, Linda Oliver of Fort Worth; brother, Milton "Jake" Harwell of Fort Worth; six grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews .
Thomas Miller Mortuary
Corona, Calif., (909) 737-3244

Laura K. Henderson
FORT WORTH -- Laura Kate Henderson, 75, a homemaker, died Monday in Fort Worth.
Funeral: Noon today at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Laura Henderson was born Feb. 9, 1921, in Groesbeck. She was a resident of Fort Worth for more than 50 years and was a member of Ridglea West Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Otho Russell, and a son, Wilmer Russell.
Survivors: Sons, Eddie Henderson of Arlington and Harold Henderson of Fort Worth; sister, Nelda Henderson of Duncanville; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth
7100 Crowley Road, 293-1350

James Isbell
JACKSBORO -- James "J.I." Isbell, 34, a rig hand for 3 R Drilling, died Tuesday in Wichita Falls.
Funeral: 3 p.m. Thursday at Coker Funeral Home. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery.
James Isbell was born Feb. 18, 1962, in Jacksboro.
Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959

Mary G. Jackson
FORT WORTH -- Mary Gist Jackson, 98, a Southland Royalty Co. secretary, died Tuesday at a nursing home.
Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Burial: Austin Memorial Park in Austin.
Memorials: The Salvation Army.
Mary Gist Jackson was born Dec. 20, 1897, in Palestine, Texas.
She had lived in Fort Worth since 1918 and was a member of Arlington Heights Baptist Church and the Decopage So/- cie/-ty.
Survivors: Niece, Martha Hoffman.
Thompson's Harveson & Cole
702 Eighth Ave., 336-0345

Opal M. Jones
TEXARKANA, Texas -- Opal Moulton Jones, 88, died Friday at a Texarkana hospital after a lengthy illness.
Funeral: Was held Sunday at First Baptist Church of Linden. Officiating: the Revs. Charles Russell and D.C. "Bo" Mangum Jr. Burial: Linden Cemetery.
Memorials: Linden Cemetery Association, Box 863, Linden 75563, or First Baptist Church of Linden, Box 31, Linden 75563.
Mrs. Jones was born June 26, 1908, in Titus County. She married George H. Jones on Nov. 26, 1926, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1979. She worked as a sales clerk for many years and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Eastern Star, First Baptist Church in Linden and was an active member of North Richland Hills Baptist Church for 12 years before moving to Texarkana in 1993.
Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Jeanette and Toby Byrd of Wills Point; two sons and daughters-in-law, George and Farene Jones of Fort Worth and Judge Guy and Angelia Jones of Texarkana; brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Barbara Moulton of Fort Worth; sister and brother-in-law, Lottie and Howard Williams of Fort Worth; brother- in-law, Marion "Funzy" Jones of Linden; seven grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home
Linden, (903) 756-5211

Lois C. Kenas
DENTON -- Lois Clyde Kenas, 84, a retired U.S. Envelope Co. employee, died Monday at a Denton nursing center.
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Mulkey- Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home. Burial: Roselawn Memorial Park.
Lois Clyde Kenas was born Aug. 7, 1912, in Denton.
Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home
Denton, (817) 382-6622

Etta Laney
POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE -- Etta Laney, 77, a homemaker, died Monday at a Mineral Wells hospital.
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Baum- Carlock-Bumgardner Chapel in Mineral Wells. Burial: McAdams Cemetery in Palo Pinto County.
Memorials: Possum Kingdom Lake Emergency Service, Graford 76449.
Etta Laney was born Aug. 28, 1918, in Lake Dallas.
Mineral Wells, (817) 325-4422

L. Ronald Laughbaum
HOUSTON -- L. Ronald Laughbaum, 62, a geologist, died June 12 in Houston.
Funeral: Was June 14 at Earthman Resthaven Chapel in Houston. Burial: Henrietta.
Memorials: Alzheimer's Associaton, 6161 Sandy, Suite 240, Houston 77036.
L. Ronald Laughbaum was born Sept. 27, 1933, in Mansfield, Ohio.
He was a graduate of Arlington Heights High School and Texas Christian University and received a masters degree in geology from Southern Methodist University. He was an employee of Texaco Oil and Gas and an independent consultant geologist in the Houston area. He was a member of Cypress Creek Christian Church in Houston.
Survivors: Wife, Sandra Guthrie Laughbaum of Houston; sons, Kent and wife, Mary, and their two children of Montgomery, Ala., Kurt and wife, Lydia, of Fort Worth, Kevin and wife, Amy, and their three children of Houston, Kyle and wife, Melody, of Houston; parents, F.W. "Mac" Laughbaum and Mary K. Laughbaum of Fort Worth; sister, Susan Laughbaum of Denton; and mother-in- law, Lucille Guthrie of Henrietta.

Graciela E. Martinez
FORT WORTH -- Graciela E. Martinez, 42, a nurse, died Monday at home.
Funeral Mass: 3 p.m. today at All Saints Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Graciela Martinez was born March 31, 1954, in Harlingen.
Survivors: Father, Jose A. Martinez of Fort Worth; brother and sister-in-law, Armando and Mary Martinez of Fort Worth; sisters and brothers-in-law, Josie and Hector Jackson and Amparo Martinez-Ilustre and Vincent Ilustre, all of Fort Worth; and nieces and nephews, Armando Martinez Jr., Gabriela Martinez, Joey Martinez, Michael Martinez and Nicole Ilustre.
Mount Olivet Funeral Home
2301 N. Sylvania Ave., 831-0511

Dorothy Y. McClure
HURST -- Dorothy Youngblood McClure, 83, a homemaker, died Tuesday at home.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Robertson Mueller Harper Funeral Directors. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials: For a permanent memorial marker to be placed in memory of Mr. and Mrs. McClure at the Campfire Girls' Camp McClure or the American Cancer Society.
Rev. Murray Richey of John Knox Presbyterian Church will officiate.
Pallbearers: Allan Copeland, David Drais, James McClure, Mike McClure, Chris Medlenka, Eric Medlenka, Mark Medlenka, Fred Sladovnik and Kenneth Sladovnik. Mark Graham will be an honorary bearer.
A native of Davidson, Okla., Mrs. McClure was proceded in death by her husband, William V. "Bill" McClure, who died in 1977. Together they were active in the dairy business and later the Green Valley Raceway. She was a former city councilwoman in North Richland Hills and an avid ballroom dancer.
Survivors: Sister, Carmel Youngblood Hamilton of Fort Worth; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233

W.G. Montgomery
BURLESON -- W.G. "Bill" Montgomery, 92, a retired marine engineer and chief warrant officer, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth.
Memorials: Calvary Baptist Church, Burleson.
W.G. "Bill" Montgomery was born March 21, 1904, in Lillian and had resided in Burleson for 19 years. He served in the Navy for 22 years and the Merchant Marine for 21 years. He was a Baptist and a Mason. He was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Shrine in Tampa, Fla. Mr. Montgomery enjoyed gardening.
He was a very loving and caring man and was devoted to his family.
Survivors: Wife, Floy Montgomery of Burleson; stepsons, James Millirons of Granbury and Rolly Millirons of Fort Worth; stepdaughters, Lois Montgomery of Fort Worth, Lucille Perry of Independence, Mo., and Virginia Marshall of Cleburne; brother, Leo Montgomery of Fort Worth; sisters, Frances Richeson of Cresson, Trellus Pryor of Hurst, Marie Watters of Joshua, Gladys Tutor of Granbury and Georgia Clark of Fort Worth; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson
Burleson, 295-5211

Patricia A. Moss
FORT WORTH -- Patricia Ann "Pat" Moss, 56, a homemaker, store manager and former treasurer, died Sunday at home.
Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Memorials: Cancer Care.
Patricia Ann "Pat" Moss was born Nov. 7, 1939, in Wichita, Kan. She passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 1996, at her home after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer. She was preceded in death by her father, Leonard L. Donaghue. She was a former treasurer, kitchen manager and lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 8911. Pat also enjoyed camping and gardening. She was loved by many, disliked by few and inspiring to all.
God bless you, "Pat." May you suffer no more.
Survivors: Husband, Dorsey B. "Shorty" Moss of Fort Worth; daughters, Deborah A. Bordwell of Haysville, Kan., Delores M. Brennan of Longmont, Colo., Diana K. Baker of Wichita and Denise C. Harrold of Stephenville; son, Edward J. Brady Jr. of Fort Worth; mother, Delores Donaghue of Wichita; stepdaughters, Peggy Gallegos of Wichita Falls and Gloria Bellows of Watauga; stepsons, Martin Moss of Bedford, Dorsey "Neil" Moss of Karlstad, Minn., and Donald Moss of Mesquite; 25 grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; brothers, Ronald "Tony" Donaghue of Haysville and John Donaghue of Tulsa, Okla.; and sister, Jackie McCray of Wichita.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth
7100 Crowley Road, 293-1350

Jack L. Pressley
MANSFIELD -- Jack Leroy Pressley, 82, died Sunday at an Arlington hospital.
Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Blessing Funeral Home. Officiating: Pastor Ron Bottsford. Burial: Mansfield Cemetery. Organist: Jean Perry. Soloist: Mari Lee Redmon. Musical selections: `Because He Lives' and `Just a Closer Walk With Thee.' 
Mr. Pressley was born July 24, 1914, in Fort Worth, the son of William and Lillian Fitzgerald Pressley. He was married to Jescia Lynn Smith on Oct. 19, 1945, in Weatherford. Jack was a veteran of the Navy and served his country during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He was a maintenance supervisor.
Survivors: Wife, Jescia of Mansfield; son, Mark of Crowley; daughter, Kay Bryan of Rendon; grandson, Zacary Bryan of Rendon; and brother, Wright Pressley of Forest Hill.
Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555

Zelma Putnam
MINERAL WELLS -- Zelma Putnam, 73, a homemaker, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital.
Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday at Immanuel Baptist Church in Mineral Wells. Burial: Staggs Prairie Cemetery in Palo Pinto County.
Zelma Putnam was born Feb. 27, 1923, in Pickwick.
Mineral Wells, (817) 325-4422

Herman I. Robb
FORT WORTH -- Herman I. Robb, 66, died Saturday in Fort Worth.
Graveside service: 1 p.m. Thursday in Morrison Cemetery in Hennessey, Okla. Rev. R. Myles will officiate.
Herman I. Robb was born Dec. 2, 1929, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Robb near Hennessey, Okla.
Survivors: Wife, Marjorie Robb of the home; son, Herman Robb Jr. of Fort Worth; four daughters, Patricia Ann Smith, Phyllis Robb and Phylicca Robb, all of Fort Worth, and Pamela James of Grand Prairie; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Mary V. Jones of Dallas; brothers, Clayton and Sherman of Denver,Colo., and Dennis Robb of Flint, Mich.
Russworm Funeral Home
Enid, Okla.,(405) 234-1575

Francis Roth Jr.
FORT WORTH -- Francis "Frank" Roth Jr., 72, a retired Air Force major and accident investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board, died Saturday at home.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Burial: Private.
Memorials: Charity of choice.
Francis "Frank" Roth Jr. was born Nov. 28, 1923, in McAlester, Okla. Major Roth served in the Air Force 22 years, flying C-46, C-47, B-25, B-47 and B-52 aircraft. He served in China "flying the Hump" as well as various assignments in the United States and Europe. He also worked as an aircraft accident investigator 20 years with the National Transportation Safety Board. Mr. Roth was also an active member of many military aviation organizations, including the Hump Pilot Association, serving as editor of its newsletter 10 years. He was a loyal Bob Wills fan and enjoyed drinking "buttermilk or better" with his many friends.
He will be fondly remembered by a host of friends made through personal and professional travels. During his NTSB career, he was the source of strength and comfort for numerous next-of-kin victims of aircraft accidents.
Survivors: His dear wife of 44 years, Dilys; two beloved daughters, Melanie Milne and her husband, Chuck, and Dr. Glynis Roth and her husband, Tommy McFall; he was a devoted granddad to Will, Wes, Maeve, Evan, Lane, Shannon and Nathan. Other survivors include his sister, Helen Ball of McAlester, Okla.; brothers, William Roth of New Windsor, Md., and Eugene Roth of Shreveport, La.
Thompson's Harveson & Cole
702 Eighth Ave., 336-0345

Jesusa Salazar
FORT WORTH -- Jesusa Salazar, 76, a homemaker, died Monday at home.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 tonight at the funeral home.
Jesusa Salazar was born April 5, 1920, in Austin.
She was preceded in death by a son, Willie Salva.
Survivors: Husband, Cruz Salazar of Wichita Falls; sons, Rudy Silva of Fort Worth and Ignaco Silva and David Silva, both of Wichita Falls; daughters, Margie Melendez of Wichita Falls, Janie Gomez of Fort Worth, Rachel Ozuna of Wichita Falls and Diana Salazar of Fort Worth; three brothers; four sisters; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth
7100 Crowley Road, 293-1350

Tona G. Seibold
ARLINGTON -- Tona Gaye Seibold, 44, died Monday in Fort Worth.
Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Pantego Bible Church. Pastor Randy Frazee will officiate. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Phil Harris, Barry Browning, Mike Moncrief, Clay Wetsel, Rich Ashton and J.W. Bales.
Memorials: Doris Kupferle Breast Center.
Tona was born in Fort Worth and grew up in Arlington. She was a graduate of Arlington High School and received a bachelor's degree in fashion merchandising from North Texas State University, where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority. She sat on the board of directors of Arlington Women's Shelter; had received numerous recognitions in the fashion industry; was named Best Dressed her senior year at NTSU; and served on the advisory board of the Doris Kupferle Breast Center for two years and on the Event Committee for four years. She was also a member of the Silent Auction Committee for "The Party in Fort Worth" for two years and served on the Event Committee for Big Brothers and Sisters of Tarrant County for two years, as well as many other civic and social endeavors.
Survivors: Husband, Jim; son, Jimmy and his wife, Traci, of Manhattan, Kan.; daughter, Kathy Seibold of Arlington; mother, Mrs. Faye Coleman of Arlington; father, Bill Coleman and his wife, Ruth, of Hillsboro; brother, Craig Coleman and his wife, Gelia, of Arlington; two nephews, C.T. Coleman and Wes Coleman, both of Arlington; and three cousins, Sallye Bales and her husband, J.W., of Coppell, Gary Nickelson and his wife, Carol, of Arlington, and Norman Nickelson and his wife, Nancy, of Fort Worth.
Moore Funeral Home
1219 N. Davis Drive, 275-2711

Riley M. Stevens
FORT WORTH -- Riley Byron Stevens, 81, died Tuesday at a Bedford nursing home.
Masonic graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Highland Memorial Cemetery in Stamford.
Born Dec. 21, 1914, in Teague, Riley Byron Stevens married Grace McKinley in Stamford on Sept. 1, 1940. He moved to Fort Worth in 1941. Mr. Stevens was a locomotive engineer and a member of United Transportation Union E69. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of Cook-Peavey Lodge 1162 and Scottish Rite, Fort Worth. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors: Wife, Grace M. Stevens of Fort Worth; son, Riley Milton "Mickey" Stevens of Bedford; two grandchildren, Sally Kristine Jenkins and Scott Randall Stevens, both of Bedford; and two sisters-in-law, Pauline McKinley and Etta McKinley, both of Stamford.
Kinney Funeral Home
Stamford, (915) 773-3311

Thomas R. Wilkins
PARADISE -- Thomas R. Wilkins, 84, a retired Army and Air Force veteran, died Sunday at a Lubbock hospital.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. Thursday in Paradise Cemetery in Paradise.
Thomas Wilkins was born Jan. 20, 1912, in Decatur. Thomas married Gladys Evelyn McCory Wilkins on Oct. 8, 1952. She preceded him in death on Dec. 14, 1984. Thomas enlisted in the Army 7th Cavalry and Army Air Corps. This unit became known as the Air Force. He served in World War II in the Pacific Theater. He retired from the Air Force on March 1, 1963. He was a Methodist.
Survivors: Sons, Harold Levy of Winston Salem, N.C., Bill Levy of Fallbrook, Calif., Oscar Levy of Roswell, N.M., Tom Wilkins of Lubbock and Curt Wilkins of Paradise; daughter, DeDee Ingram of Paradise; brothers, Raymond Wilkins of Garland and Cecil Wilkins of Duncanville; 12 grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.
Hawkins Funeral Home
Bridgeport, (817) 683-2211

LaTasha N. Winkles
GRAND PRAIRIE -- LaTasha Nichole Winkles, 9, a student at Stephen F. Austin Elementary School in Grand Prairie, died Sunday at a Dallas hospital.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. today in Memorial Park in Ferris. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Arcadia Park United Methodist Church in Dallas.
LaTasha was born April 8, 1987, in Dallas.
Survivors: Father, David Borel; mother, Tami Winkles; and grandparents, Betty Borel, Patricia Newton and Steve Winkles.
Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home
Grand Prairie, (214) 263-7200

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