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OPAL ELIZABETH BRAWNER
1912-2000
Funeral services for Opal Elizabeth Brawner, 87, of Joshua were held Saturday, August 19 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Joshua. Reverend Wayne McCoy officiated with Grant and Vicki Caywood and Clydeen Wilson providing music. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne.
Pallbearers were Darrell Roach of Keller, Police Chief Paul Waldrip, officers Leland Cheek and Mike Swagerty, Fire Chief Dwayne Capps and Mitch Lamb.
Mrs. Brawner died Tuesday, August 16, 2000, at her home. She was former mayor of Joshua.
She was born November 13, 1912, in Covington, Texas to William Joseph and Malda Josephine Cashion McCoy. She was the second oldest of six children, Dora Mae, Esther Varnell, Everett Jefferson, Dewey Wayland and Billy Jack.
While still in her teens, Opal took nurses training at Glen Rose and cooking instruction at the Palace of Sweets. She worked at the Texas Theatre as cashier, at the Minute, Courtesy and Ace cafes, the Liberty Hotel restaurant and the Nestles Coffee Shop, all in Cleburne.
Opal married Harold Casey Brawner on February 28, 1935, in Cleburne. In 1937, Opal and Harold moved to Joshua where he began a career at the Lone Star Gas plant. Harold joined the Navy Sea Bees in 1942 during World War II. Opal followed him to Rhode Island and California before returning to Joshua. In 1945, she went to work for Monnigs, graduated from beauty school in 1961 and opened her own shop in 1962.
Mrs. Brawner was appointed as the first city secretary of Joshua, the first woman elected to the city council in 1978 and the only woman elected as mayor of Joshua. She was on the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce and was elected Citizen of the Year by that group. She was president of the Thursday Study Club, Joshua Historical Society, past worthy matron of Eastern Star and a member of the Mayor's hall of fame. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Joshua where she taught a class for over 30 years, served in WMU and other capacities of church life. She volunteered with United Way, Community Chest and Angel Tree.
Beginning in 1980, Mrs. Brawner was elected five times as mayor of Joshua, for which she took no pay. During her terms she implemented or improved such programs as modern sewer system and water works, low income housing, zoning board, police cars, bulletproof vests for all officers, permanent city dispatcher, paving and street lights, annexation of Mountain Valley and other areas, trailer park divisions, new city hall, purchase of additional property for city complex, city truck barn for equipment, professional standards for police department, motorcycle officer, dog tag ordinances, all of which were paid for without any increase in taxes.
Mrs. Brawner was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Brawner in 1974.
She is survived by sister, Esther Jackson of Joshua; brother, Billy Jack McCoy of Oklahoma City; Godchild, Joyce Gibson Roach of Keller; nieces and nephews, Mary Jo Wheeler, Sheri Barton and Ricky McCoy of Cleburne, Yolinda Huber of Plano, Hoylous Valdez of Rio Grande City and Don Royalty of South Carolina.
The family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Joshua Police or Fire Departments.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

DONALD L. DOWINGS
1944-2000
Funeral services for Donald L. Dowings, 55, of Burleson were held Friday, August 18 at First United Methodist Church in Joshua. Reverend Billy Strayhorn officiated. Burial was Saturday, August 19 at New Salem Cemetery in Prescott, Arkansas.
Pallbearers were Gary Monroe, Devin Potts, Patrick Potts, Kenny Hastings, Earl Sanders and Mike Dowings. 
Mr. Dowings died Wednesday, August 16, 2000, in Fort Worth. He was a carpenter.
He was born October 7, 1944, in Prescott, Arkansas to William Stanley Dowings and Katie Campbell. He married Lucy Thompson Dowings on December 15, 1979, in Prescott, Arkansas. He was a member of New Salem United Methodist Church in Arkansas.
Mr. Dowings was preceded in death by his parents, William Stanley and Katie Dowings; and a brother, William R. Dowings.
He is survived by his wife, Lucy Dowings of Burleson; son, Stanley Dowings of Burleson; daughter, Holly M. Dowings of Burleson; sisters, Minnie Hart of Wink, Texas, Florence Baker of Texarkana, Arkansas, Louise McKissack of Longview, Margaret Schaeffer of Fouke, Arkansas, Mildred Stallsworth of Benton, Louisiana, Sue Monroe of Arlington; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

MABLE TARBET LOWE HENRY
1912-2000
Funeral services for Mable Tarbet Lowe Henry, 87, will be held Thursday, August 17 at 10:00 a.m. at Benbrook Funeral Home in Benbrook. Mrs. Henry's cousin, Pastor Don Tarbet, will officiate. Interment will be at Laurel Land Memorial Gardens in Fort Worth.
Visitation will be Wednesday, August 16 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Benbrook Funeral Home.
Mrs. Henry died Monday, August 14, 2000. She was a former resident of Graham and was employed at Cobb's Department Store. Mrs. Henry, then known as Mable Lowe, was a former member of the East Side Church of Christ in Graham.
She was born Lucy Mabelle Tarbet on September 6, 1912, in Rule, Texas to the late George M. and Pearlene Gray Tarbet. She married Charles E. Lowe in 1933. Mr. Lowe died in 1971. She married Frank L. Henry, and they resided in Houston, Texas. He preceded her in death in 1981.
Mrs. Henry is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte Lowe Vander Pan and John Vander Pan of Benbrook; sister, Mary E. Driver of Santa Fe, Texas; step-daughter and husband, Susan and E. Lloyd of Sugarland, Texas; nephews and wives, James and Ann Cotham, Gary and Pat Cotham, Phillip and Cheryl Cotham, all of Santa Fe, Texas; and numerous great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Services under the direction of: 
Benbrook Funeral Home
998 Winscott Road
Benbrook, Texas 76126
817-249-3330
www.benbrookfuneralhome.com

DAVID M. CHRISTIANSON 
1948-2000
Memorial services for David M. Christianson, 52, of Keene will be held Thursday, August 17 at 10:00 a.m. at Schneider Chapel at the Keene cemetery. Pastor Perez and Elder Don Martin will officiate.
Mr. Christianson died while on a camping trip in Montana. He was employed in construction/home beautification.
He was born April 15, 1948, in Bogota, Colombia. He had lived in the Keene area for more than 20 years.
Mr. Christianson is survived by his wife, Carmen of Keene; parents, C.M. and Esther Christianson; two brothers, Jim and Tom Christianson; two sisters, Dawna Hoerner of Miamisburg, Ohio and Cathie Workman of Albuquerque, New Mexico; step-sons, Rene and Billy Mercado; an aunt, Eunice Widmer of Lakeport, California; three grandchildren; six nieces and nephews; and many friends.

BRITTNIE FOWLER
2000
Funeral services for Brittnie Fowler, an infant, of Crowley will be held Wednesday, August 16 at 10:00 a.m. at Benbrook Funeral Home. Reverend Herbert Price will officiate. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Brittnie died Sunday, August 13, 2000, at a local hospital.
She is survived by parents, John and Roxy Fowler of Crowley; brothers, Anson and David Kelton of Crowley; sister, Breahnna Fowler of Crowley; grandparents, Woodie Brann of Fort Worth, Wesley Fowler of Benbrook, Laverne and J.D. Mason of Michigan; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  Services under the direction of:
Benbrook Funeral Home
998 Winscott Road
Benbrook, Texas 76126
817-249-3330
www.benbrookfuneralhome.com

THELMA LEE QUEEN
1913-2000
Funeral services for Thelma Lee Queen, 86, of Burleson will be held Wednesday, August 9 at 10:00 a.m. at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Greenacres Cemetery in Cleburne.
Mrs. Queen died Monday, August 7, 2000, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker.
She was born October 10, 1913, in Parker County, Texas. She was a member of the Burleson Church of Christ. She enjoyed fishing, working jigsaw and crossword puzzles.
Mrs. Queen was preceded in death by her husband, Lester T. Queen in 1999.
She is survived by son, Gary Queen and wife Yvonne of Burleson; brothers, F.W. Coleman of Joshua and Elmo Coleman, Jr. of Burleson; sisters, Sara Conner of California and Joan Carlock of Joshua; grandchildren, Debbie Skiles of Burleson and Michael Queen of Burleson; and four great-grandchildren.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

RANDALL JOHN SANDERS
1955-2000
Funeral services for Randall John Sanders, 44, of Joshua will be held Wednesday, August 9 at 2:00 p.m. at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Larry Elsea will officiate.
Mr. Sanders passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 6, 2000, at his home in Joshua, surrounded by family and friends. He was a Marketing Director for Absolute Soap, Inc.
He was born October 9, 1955, in Cleburne. He was an Eagle Scout and former Scout leader with Troop 221. He was a member of Christ Church in Wedgewood. Mr. Sanders was a loving son, devoted father and a friend to many.
Mr. Sanders is survived by his fiancee, Gena "Angel" Reese of Arlington; sons, Christopher Randall Sanders and Nickolas Wayne Sanders of Fort Worth; mother, Carma Leta Sanders of Joshua; father, John Alton Sanders of Cleburne; brothers, Mark Wayne Sanders and his wife, Bobbi of Joshua, Todd Mason Sanders and his wife, Candyce of Cleburne, Judd Jason Sanders and his wife, Pamela of Alvarado, and Chadd Reese Sanders of Fort Worth; six nephews, Shannon, Brandon, Ryan, Nathan, Clinton and Talon; one niece, Kaitlyn; and two step-children.
The family expresses special thanks to the Arlington Cancer Center, Dr. Karel Dicke, Mary Milam and their staff.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

BURVELL BLAIR
1922-2000
Funeral services for Burvell Blair, 77, of Burleson will be held Wednesday, August 9 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Crowley. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth.
Mr. Blair died Sunday, August 6, 2000, in Fort Worth. He was the retired owner of a tile company. 
He was born December 9, 1922, in Duncan, Oklahoma. 
Mr. Blair is survived by his wife, Dorothy Blair of Burleson; sons, Randy Blair of Ringgold, Georgia and Larry Blair of Fullerton, California; daughter, Brenda Szedeli of Fort Worth; brother, Kelsa Blair of Fort Worth; sister, Berthene Baker of Burleson; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family requests that memorials be made to a charity of choice.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

LLOYD "ANDY" ANDERSON
1921-2000
Funeral services for Lloyd "Andy" Anderson, 79, of Fort Worth were held Thursday, August 5 at Western Hills Church of Christ. Burial was at New Dublin Cemetery in Dublin, Texas.
Mr. Anderson died Tuesday, August 1, 2000, at a local nursing home. He was a school custodian for 30 years at Monnig Middle School, retiring after 35 years with Fort Worth Independent School District.
He was born January 16, 1921, in Jack County, Texas. He was an elder at Western Hills Church of Christ and a Navy veteran of World War II, receiving two meritorious citations.
Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife of 55 years, Cora Bee Anderson of Fort Worth; son, Sammy Anderson and wife, Dorothy of Odessa; daughters, Patsy Jones and husband, John Paul of Fort Worth and Shirley Van Vleck and husband, Sam of Benbrook; brothers, Floyd Anderson of Lindale and John Anderson of Odessa; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Services entrusted to Benbrook Funeral Home
998 Winscott Road
Benbrook, Texas 76126
817-249-3330

GLADYS MARIE DE BRISCOE
1925-2000
Memorial services for Gladys Marie DeBriscoe, 74, of Beulahville, North Carolina were held August 8 at Jones Funeral Home in Richland, North Carolina.
Mrs. DeBriscoe died August 5, 2000, in Beulahville. She was a retired medical aide.
She was born December 20, 1925, in North Carolina to Emma and Walter Kelly. She touched so many through her life and impressed everyone when she returned to school at age 60 to become a medical aide.
Mrs. DeBriscoe was preceded in death by her husband, R.N., and her son, Richard.
She is survived by children, Patsy, Glenda, Dickey and David; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Roscoe, Maurice, Robert, James, Francis, Doris, Grover and William.
Jones Funeral Home of Richland, North Carolina handled the arrangements.

BEULAH FAYE KNOX
1921-2000
Funeral services for Beulah Faye Knox, 79, of Burleson were held Saturday, August 5 at 10:00 a.m. at Burleson Church of Christ. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Mrs. Knox died Wednesday, August 2, 2000, at a local care home. She was a retired Bookkeeper for Knox Machine Company. 
She was born May 19, 1921, in Weatherford, Texas, and had been a resident of Burleson for 20 years. She was an active member of Burleson Church of Christ and was a volunteer at Huguley Hospital for several years. She enjoyed gardening and her family, and was a very loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Mrs. Knox is survived by her husband of 60 years, R.J. Knox of Burleson; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Jan Knox of Arlington; daughter and son-in-law, Jacque and James Carroll of Burleson; brothers, James Williams of Fort Worth; sisters, Edna Earle Jones and Mary Ford, both of Weatherford, and Pat Haralson of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Denver Knox and Kelsey Knox, both of Nacogdoches, and Ashley Carroll and Allison Carroll, both of Burleson.
The family has requested that memorials be made to the Library Fund at Burleson Church of Christ
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

LYDIA FLORINE BAYS
1915-2000
Funeral services for Lydia Florine Bays, 85, of Burleson will be held Thursday, August 3, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Burial will be at Moore Memorial Park in Arlington.
Pallbearers are Phil Williams, Tommy Williams, John Chenevert, David Chenevert, Rex Hon and James Muller. Honorary pallbearers are Scott Smith and Chris Williams.
Visitation will be Wednesday, August 2 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson/Fort Worth.
Mrs. Bays died Monday, July 31, 2000, at Huguley Nursing Center. She was a homemaker.
She was born February 24, 1915, in London, Arkansas. She had lived in Burleson for 21 years.
Mrs. Bays was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Frederick Bays on November 9, 1958; and son-in-law, Carl Smith on February 1, 1996.
She is survived by daughters, Fredine Smith, Charline Williams and husband, Paul, Janice Disheroon and husband, Tom, all of Burleson and Janett Chenevert and husband, Herman, Jr. of Arlington; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
The family has requested that memorials be made to Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 9709, Fort Worth, Texas 76147 or Vitas Hospice Care, 2501 Parkview Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson/Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

CLEO D. BULLOCK
1918-2000
Funeral services for Cleo D. Bullock, 82, of Fort Worth will be held Wednesday, August 2 at 2:00 p.m. at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel of Fort Worth. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth.
Mr. Bullock died Sunday, July 30, 2000, in Burleson. He was a retired electrician.
He was born June 29, 1918, in Gilmer, Texas. He was a charter member of the Gilmer V.F.W. and a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church.
Mr. Bullock is survived by his wife, Ruby Bullock of Fort Worth; sons, Wesley Bullock of Keller, Texas and Bennie Bullock of Fort Worth; daughters, Dixie Bullock of Fort Worth and Joyce Long of Burleson; brothers, Dean Bullock of Nacogdoches, Texas and Roy Bullock of Florida; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

RANDELL DUNKLIN
1942-2000
Funeral services for Randell Dunklin, 57, of Burleson will be held Wednesday, August 2 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel in Benbrook Funeral Home. Burial will be at Laurel Land.
Mr. Dunklin died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at a local hospital. He was a plumber.
He was born August 31, 1942, in Kilgore, Texas. He was a member of Local Plumbers Union #146. He served in the Coast Guard and was a member of the Sons of the Confederacy, SAL and the American Legion. He was also a civil war historian and a genealogist.
Mr. Dunklin is survived by his wife, Margie Dunklin of Burleson; mother, Ferne Dunklin of Fort Worth; sons, Reese Dunklin and wife, Mary of Lewisville, Kenneth Dunklin of Burleson; daughter, Tammie Dunklin of Missouri; brother, Randy Dunklin and wife, Joan of Fort Worth; sisters, Susan Gilland and husband, Wayne of Watauga, Wilma Ferris of Fort Worth, and Carol Davis and husband, Jonathan of Crowley.
Services entrusted to Benbrook Funeral Home, 998 Winscott Road
Benbrook, Texas 76126. 249-3330
www.benbrookfuneralhome.com

BILLY JOE HATFIELD
1931-2000
Graveside services for Billy Joe Hatfield, 68, of Crowley were held Friday, July 28 at Blodgett Cemetery, in Blodgett, Texas. Brother Dalton Graves officiated.
Mr. Hatfield died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at Harris Methodist Hospital. He was a past Sales/Service Station Manager for Central and Frontier Air Lines.
He was born September 16, 1931, in Keo, Arkansas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Hatfield was preceded in death by his parents, Carlton and Josephine Ryals Hatfield; and brother, Carlton Eugene Hatfield. 
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Scott Hatfield of Crowley; sons and daughters-in-law, Stan and Lisa Hatfield of Tracy, California, and Brian and Carrie Hatfield of Arlington, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Teri Hatfield-Lusty and Doug Lusty of Crowley; sister, Mary Frances Buchanan of Inglewood, California; and eight grandchildren.
The family has requested that memorials in lieu of flowers be made to Blodgett Cemetery Association, Jean Martin, Treasurer, 960 FM 21, Pittsburg, Texas 75686.
Bates-Cooper Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant, Texas handled the arrangements.

WARREN KILLIP
1922-2000
Funeral services for Warren Killip, 78, will be held Wednesday, August 2 at 11:00 a.m. at Benbrook United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Benbrook Cemetery.
Mr. Killip died Friday, July 28, 2000, at a Fort Worth hospital. He was a quality control engineer for General Dynamics, retired after 38 years.
He was born April 5, 1922, in Rochester, New York. He was a World War II Coast Guard veteran and a member of the American Legion Paul Manser Post. He loved to garden.
Mr. Killip was preceded in death by his wife, Winifred in 1998; daughter, Debbie; and son, Jimmy.
He is survived by sons, Ken Killip of Parker, Colorado, Warren Killip, Jr. of New York, Bill Killip of Haltom City, Rick Killip of Azle; daughter, Laurie Wyatt and husband, David of Fort Worth; brother, Eugene Killip of New York; sisters, Dorothy Keefe of New York and Clarice Moore of Reno, Nevada; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family has requested that memorials in lieu of flowers be made to the American Cancer Society.
Services entrusted to Benbrook Funeral Home, 998 Winscott Road
Benbrook, Texas 76126. 817-249-3330
www.benbrookfuneralhome.com

GERALD PRATER
1922-2000
Graveside services for Gerald Prater, 77, of Cleburne were held Tuesday, August 1 at Keene Memorial Park in Keene. Elder Dan Neergaard officiated.
Mr. Prater died Saturday, July 29, 2000, in Keene. He was a retired maintenance employee with the City of Cleburne.
He was born December 4, 1922, in Dawson, Texas. He was a member of the Cleburne Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Mr. Prater is survived by his wife, Mildred Prater of Cleburne; son and daughter-in law, Ronnie and Melinda Prater of Cleburne; daughter and son-in-law, Eunice and Harold Gentry of Cleburne; and three grandchildren.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 

WHITNEY LEE WOOD
1985-2000
Funeral services for Whitney Lee Wood, 14, of Burleson will be held Saturday, July 29 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Burleson. Burial will be at Burleson Memorial Park.
Visitation is Friday evening from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Laurel Land of Burleson Funeral Home.
Whitney died Friday, July 21, 2000, in Maui, Hawaii. She was a student at Burleson High School.
She was born December 3, 1985, in Fort Worth. Whitney was a lifelong resident of Burleson. She was a freshman at Burleson High School and a member of First Baptist Church of Burleson. She enjoyed volleyball, art and all outdoor sports.
Whitney is survived by her parents, Terry and Liskin Wood of Burleson; brother, Hunter Lee Wood of Burleson; grandparents, Kathryne Grimmett of Hillsboro and Robert and Edith Beberstein of Whitney; aunt, Sherry Wood of Waco; uncles, Johnny Wood of Grandview, Brad Beberstein of Burleson, Daniel Beberstein and wife, Nicole of Mansfield; and several cousins.
The family has requested that memorials in lieu of flowers be made to the Whitney Lee Wood Memorial Fund for the Art Department at Pauline Hughes Middle School, c/o Burleson I.S.D., Administration Building, 1160 S.W. Wilshire Boulevard, Burleson, Texas 76028.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

JOSE LOPEZ VALLADARES 
1913-2000
A memorial service for Jose Lopez Valladares, 87, of Keene was held Tuesday, July 25 at Schneider Memorial Chapel. Osvaldo Rigacci and Oswaldo Villalobos officiated. Burial was at Keene Memorial Park.
Mr. Valladares died Sunday, July 23, 2000, in Keene. He was Owner/Operator of a mattress manufacturing company.
He was born May 7, 1913, in Cumanayagua, Cienfuegos, Cuba. He was a member of the Keene Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Mr. Valladares is survived by his wife, Maria Lopez of Keene; daughters, Elsa Canizares and Mary Hernandez, both of Keene; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was a husband to one, a father to two, a friend to many and a servant of God.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements.

JEFFREY WARD POHLY
1957-2000
Funeral services for Jeffrey Ward Pohly, 42, of Burleson will be held Wednesday, July 26 at 2:00 p.m. at Laurel Land of Burleson Chapel. Reverend Ron Liles will officiate. A private burial will be held at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Mr. Pohly died Saturday, July 22, 2000, in a Fort Worth hospital. He was a Church Custodian.
He was born November 19, 1957, in Dallas. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era. He had been a resident of Burleson for three years and was a member of Calvary Pentecostal Church. He enjoyed sports and playing softball.
Mr. Pohly is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Jan and Glenn Stromberg of Burleson; niece, Beja Oropeza and husband, Joe of Joshua; nephew, Seth Stromberg of Burleson; and great-niece, Vanessa Oropeza of Joshua.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

ETHEL HENNON
1912-2000
Graveside services for Ethel Hennon, 88, of Crowley will be held Thursday, July 27 at 10:00 a.m. at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation was Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Laurel Land Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hennon died Saturday, July 22, 2000, in Fort Worth. She was a homemaker.
She was born March 13, 1912, in Littleton, West Virginia. She was a member of the Crowley Church of Christ and had resided in Odessa prior to moving to Crowley.
Mrs. Hennon was preceded in death by her husband, Walter H. Hennon and her sister, Lee Veale of Crowley.
She is survived by son, Dale Hennon and wife, Connie of Glendora, California; brother, Oscar Roland Glover and wife, Hazel of Warren, Michigan, and their children, Peggy, Jeanette, Sharie, Dennis and Harry; three grandchildren, Kerry Hennon and wife, Terri of Highland, California, and their children, Cindy, Stacy and Russell, Kim McChesney and her son, Jeremiah of Glendora, California, and Koen Hennon and wife, Jeannie of Fontana, California, and their children, Nicholas, Nathan and Noelle; nieces, Mary Jane Stuart of Crowley and Carol Rice of Watauga; nephews, Eddie Veale of Santee, California and Alan Dale Veale of Rockport, Texas.
The family has requested that memorials in lieu of flowers be made to the House of Hope-Share the Love in Crowley.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

LUCILLE MARCONTELL
1921-2000
Funeral services for Lucille Marcontell, 79, of Keene were held Sunday, July 23 at 11:00 a.m. in V.O. Schnider Memorial Chapel in Keene. Reverend John Griswell and Reverend Joe Ray officiated. Burial was at Keene Memorial Park in Keene.
Pallbearers were Steve Cavender, David Proctor, J.D. Gamble, Tommy Simons, Bill Lemons, Aaron Proctor.
Mrs. Marcontell died Thursday, July 20, 2000, in Cleburne. She was a retired school teacher.
She was born February 19, 1921, in Hooker Oklahoma to John H. Chrispens and Minnie Augusta Grade Chrispens. She married Alton Marcontell on October 29, 1948, in Port Arthur, Texas.
Mrs. Marcontell is survived by sons, Mark Marcontell and Byron Marcontell, both of Keene; sister, Lillian Proctor of Hillsboro; brother, J. Branson Chrispens of Valley Center, California.
The Cleburne Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements.

EDWARD LEON SMITH
1913-2000
Funeral services for Edward Leon Smith, 86, of Canton were held Monday, July 24 at 10:00 a.m. at Laurel Land of Burleson Chapel. Burial was at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington.
Mr. Smith died Friday, July 21, 2000, in Kaufman, Texas. He was a retired Rancher and Residential Building Contractor.
He was born December 25, 1913, in Shell Knob, Missouri.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 65 years, Eunice Smith of Canton; two sons, John Smith and wife, Lana of Canton and Pat Smith and wife, Linda of Cleburne; one daughter, Betty Williams and husband, Buford of Yale, Arkansas; two brothers, Ivan Smith of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Paul Smith of Burleson; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. 
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

A. LEROY BONDURANT
1934-2000
Funeral services for A. Leroy Bondurant, 66, of Fort Worth were held Saturday, July 22 at Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth.
Mr. Bondurant died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, in Fort Worth. He was an electrical engineer with Lockheed Martin, retired after 38 years of service.
He was born January 29, 1934, in Fulton, Kentucky. He was a member of University United Methodist Church and was an alumnus of the University of Kentucky. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Mr. Bondurant was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Bondurant, and his parents.
He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Nancy Bondurant of Ruidoso, New Mexico; daughters and sons-in-law, Alisa and Harry Fortune of Crowley, Barbara and Greg Wall of Kerrville, and Cindy and DeWayne Bush of Tuscola; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother and sister-in-law, George and Paula Bondurant of South Fulton, Tennessee; and stepmother, Mary Bondurant of Fulton, Kentucky.
The family has requested that memorials in lieu of flowers be made to the American Cancer Society, 3301 West Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

EDWIN D. LEHNERT
1932-2000
Private funeral services are scheduled for Edwin D. "Don" Lehnert, 67, of Burleson.
Mr. Lehnert died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at his home. He was a retired Parks Superintendent for the City of Burleson.
Mr. Lehnert was born November 28, 1932, in Cameron, Texas. He retired from the U.S. Army after 29 years of service, which allowed him to see much of the United States as well as other countries such as Ethiopia and Germany. After his retirement from the Army, his love of horticulture provided him with the opportunity to become the Parks Superintendent for the City of Burleson for the past 11 years. On July 13, 2000, the City of Burleson honored Mr. Lehnert with a lifetime achievement award and declared that day as Don Lehnert Appreciation Day.
Mr. Lehnert is survived by his wife, Jean Lehnert of Burleson; sons, Neal Lehnert and his wife, Christine of Athens, Greece, and Dr. Mike Lehnert and his wife, Robyn of Lexington, Kentucky; grandchildren, Curtis Lehnert, Dustin Lehnert, Brianna Lehnert and Kelsey Lehnert.
The family has requested that memorials in lieu of flowers be made to Community Hospice, 1208 B West Henderson, Cleburne, Texas 76031 or to a favorite charity.
Forest Ridge Funeral Home of Hurst handled the arrangements.

OMA WADLEY
1908-2000
Graveside services for Oma Wadley, 92, of Keene were held Friday, July 21 at Camp Ground Cemetery in Terrell, Texas.
Mrs. Wadley died July 18, 2000, in Keene. She was a retired nurse.
She was born February 17, 1908, in Hunt County, Texas, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Simmons. She received her education in the Hunt County Schools and graduated from the Gainesville Sanitarium School of Nursing in 1930. She was a member of the Nurses Alumni Association, District No. 13, State and National Association, and the American Red Cross Association for Nurses. She was loyal to her profession and active until ill health forced her to early retirement.
Mrs. Wadley was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Sherman-Denison and active in church work. She married Hugh A. Campbell in 1932. She was preceded in death by Mr. Campbell and an infant daughter. On January 30, 1947, she married Ervin J. Wadley. They lived in Gainesville, Texas until he was transferred to Sherman in 1955. In 1999 they moved to Keene.
Mrs. Wadley is survived by her husband, Ervin Wadley of Keene; step-daughter, Linda Colston and husband, Harold of Joshua; sister, Ruby Willey of Harrah, Oklahoma; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

DORIS O. ROBBINS
1918-2000
Doris O. Robbins, 82, a retired home health aide, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, in Palestine. 
She was born May 19, 1918, in Breckenridge. She lived in Palestine for the past eight years; prior to that, she was a longtime resident of the Fort Worth-Benbrook area.
Doris was preceded in death by her son, Phillip LaVelle Robbins and brother, Phillip Joseph Galloway.
She is survived by grandchildren, Adina Robbins-Lents and husband, Paul of Enid, Oklahoma, and Phillip Robbins II and wife, Caroline of Fort Worth; great-grandchildren, Alexandra and Colin Lents; aunt, Mrs. Frantz Bronaugh; cousin, Dalores Houston; nephew, Joe Bryant Galloway; and half- sisters, Rosie Mimms and Bertha Jo Potts.
The family has requested that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

ALICIA ANN TAYLOR
1973-2000
Graveside services for Alicia Ann Taylor, 27, of Godley were held Monday, July 17 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne.
Mrs. Taylor died Thursday, July 13, 2000, in Godley after a long illness. She was a former child care worker and secretary.
She was born January 23, 1973, in Fort Worth. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Godley.
Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by grandfathers, Richard L. Miller and Billy Jack Holcomb.
She is survived by husband, William Taylor of Godley; son, Michael Taylor of Godley; two daughters, KayLee Taylor of Godley and Jamie Holcomb of Godley; father, Donald R. Holcomb and his wife, Susan of Honolulu, Hawaii; mother, Judy Birchett and husband, Charles of Godley; sister, Amy Fairchild and her husband, David of Midvale, Idaho; step-brother, Shawn Albritton of Hololulu, Hawaii; maternal grandmother, Betty Miller of Weatherford; paternal grandmother, JoAnn Tuttle of Dallas; grandmother, Dorothy Holcomb of Fort Worth; two nephews, Kirk and Benjamin Fairchild; a niece, Chelsea Fairchild; several cousins; two aunts, Betty Johnston and her husband, John of Arlington, and Brenda Miller of Weatherford; and two uncles, Larry Bob Holcomb of St. Petersburgh, Florida, and David Holcomb and his wife, Phyllis of Fort Worth.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

CECIL MAURINE COKER
1911-2000
Funeral services for Cecil Maurine Coker, 88, of Kingsland, Texas were held Monday, July 17 at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home Chapel in Kingsland. Reverend Jack Whyburn officiated. Burial was at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park in Burnet County.
Pallbearers were Curtis Coker, Jackie Robertson, Eddie Lance, Bryce Burpo, Eugene Montgomery and Tracy Pruitt.
Mrs. Coker died Thursday, July 13, 2000, at her home. She was a homemaker.
She was born October 20, 1911, in Baird, Texas. She married Jack Alfred Coker, Sr. Mrs. Coker moved to Kingsland in 1967, coming from Muleshoe, Brownwood and Odessa. She was of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Coker was preceded in death by husband, Jack Coker, Sr. in 1976; one grandson, Jeffrey Cuthers in 1994; two brothers; and two sisters.
She is survived by daughters, Dolores Robertson of Burleson, Reata Pruitt of Odessa, Alice Cuthers of Kingfisher, Oklahoma; sons, Jack Coker, Jr. of Burleson, Rodger Coker of Amarillo, Bill Woods of Abilene; brother, Alix J. Satterwhite of Mid West City, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren.
Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home of Kingsland handled the arrangements.

BILLY FRANK COBB
1925-2000
Funeral services for Billy Frank Cobb, 75, of Burleson were held Saturday, July 15 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Burleson. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park.
Mr. Cobb died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at his home. He was co-owner and founder of Cobb Plumbing Company in Burleson.
He was born April 16, 1925, in Fort Worth. He graduated from Arlilngton Heights High School in Fort Worth. Mr. Cobb had lived in Burleson for 30 years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Burleson, Masonic Lodge, and was a Master Plumber. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Marine Corp. He was a devoted husband, father and friend.
Mr. Cobb is survived by his wife, Betty Cobb of Burleson; two sons, Mike Cobb and wife, Cheryl of Burleson, and Mark Cobb and wife, Robbin of Granbury; daughter, Tina Bauer and husband, Bill of Houston; five grandchildren, Matthew, Sean, Mary, Codi and Cassie; nephews, David Cobb of Oklahoma, Pat Cobb of Dallas, Randy Cobb and Ronny Cobb, both of California; and niece, Jennifer Cobb of League City, Texas.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

VICTOR WEDDEL
1917-2000
A memorial service for Victor Weddel, 83, of Burleson was held July 3 at Victory Family Church Assembly of God in Burleson. His eldest grandson, Danny Weddel, and Pastor Larry Dickson officiated. A private graveside service was held July 1 at Skyview Memorial Park in Rendon.
Mr. Weddel passed from this life to meet his Heavenly Father on Friday, June 30, 2000. He was a retired master plumber and a member of the Local Plumbers Union Number 146 Plumbers and Steamfitters.
He was born January 18, 1917, in Milburn, Oklahoma, the son of Walter Andrew and Mattie Lou Florence Weddel. He married Irene O. Montandon on April 1, 1939, in Fort Worth. The two lived in Burleson for more than 30 years.
An excellent plumber, Mr. Weddel also enjoyed all aspects of carpentry work as well. He could build and repair just about anything; and when asked to take on a project, family and friends fondly recall his saying, time and again, "That's easy done."
A devoted husband, son, father, grandfather and friend, Mr. Weddel will be greatly missed. All who knew him have witnessed his lifelong strong moral character and will remember him always for his most gentle and patient spirit. Mr. Weddel lived out the Apostle Paul's admonishment to Christians, "Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." (Ephesians 4:2)
Mr. Weddel is survived by his wife of 61 years, Irene Weddel of Burleson; two sons, Ron Weddel of Longmont, Colorado, and Dan Weddel of Acton; two daughters, Vickie Ennis and Connie Beatty, both of Arlington; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
The family has requested that memorials be made to the Emory J. Lilge Hospice House in Burleson.

JAN WYCHE TOWN
1920-2000
Graveside services for Jan Wyche Town, 80, of Burleson were held July 10 at Siloam Cemetery in Comanche County, Texas.
Mrs. Town died on July 8, 2000, in Burleson. She was born February 10, 1920, in Comanche County, Texas. She had been a resident of Burleson for 39 years.
She is survived by her husband, Albert Fredrick Town of Burleson; brother and his wife, Dr. Allen G. and Sally Wyche of Burleson; step-sons and their wives, Fred and Juanice Town of Myrtle Beach, California, and Jon and Lynn Town of Phoenix, Arizona; step-daughter and her husband, Mary and Adrian Garza of Fort Worth; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Harrell Funeral Home of Dublin, Texas handled the arrangements.

SYLVIA L. VON POHLE
1912-2000
Graveside services for Sylvia L. von Pohle, 88, of Keene were held Wednesday, July 5 at East Cooper Cemetery in Oklahoma. A memorial service was held Wednesday, July 5 at Burleson Seventh-day Adventist Church. Elder Larry Schneider officiated.
Mrs. von Pohle died Sunday, July 2, 2000, in a Fort Worth hospital. She was a Registered Nurse.
She was born April 9, 1912, in Loyal, Oklahoma.
Mrs. von Pohle is survived by daughter, Linda Mickelson of Las Vegas, Nevada; brother, Monroe Schneider of Loyal, Oklahoma.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements.

MICHAEL FRANCIS MATTHEW O'BRIEN
1957-2000
Funeral services for Michael Francis Matthew O'Brien, 43, of Burleson were held Tuesday, July 11 at Christ Church of Wedgwood. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park in Burleson.
Pallbearers will be Jack O'Brien, Jim O'Brien, Mark O'Brien, Paul Mazzenga, Philip Oest and Scott Hester.
Mr. O'Brien died Friday, July 7, 2000, in Burleson. He was a HVAC Technician.
He was born June 6, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois, the second son of John and Isabel O'Brien. Michael was full of life and fun and mischief. His best friends were his brothers, and he made his sisters feel like they were loved the "best". Michael loved and honored his parents. He was a Christian and honored The Lord. He served as usher at his church in Wedgwood, and was a Sunday School Teacher for the three-year-olds. Micheal fulfilled his dream of becoming a husband when he married Debi, and life just got better when Dalyssa arrived - his total pride and joy. He was a devoted husband and incredibly loving father. He loved and honored his in-law family as his own. Michael was here for only a short time, but he will be remembered as a big hearted man forever by those whose life he touched. We love you, Mikey, save a spot for us as you settle in next to Jesus.
Mr. O'Brien is survived by his beloved wife of 12 years, Debi O'Brien of Burleson; precious daughter, Dalyssa O'Brien of Burleson, the pride and joy of his life; parents, John Joseph and Isabel Virginia O'Brien of Crowley; sisters, Mary Ann and John J. "Z-Man" Zevchak of Burleson, Joan Marie and William Beth of Cleburne, Erin Elizabeth and Kenneth "Rick" Urbanek of Crowley, Kathleen Patricia and Scott A. Hester of Cleburne; brothers, John J. "Jack" O'Brien of Fort Worth, Mark Philip and Heather O'Brien of Burleson, James Lawrence and Jennie O'Brien of Fort Worth; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Kathy and Garry Wordelman of Hurst; sister-in-law, Denae Wordelman of Dallas; numerous other loving relatives and many friends.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

GRADY JOE O'NEAL
1926-2000
Funeral services for Grady Joe O'Neal, 74, of Arlington were held Tuesday, July 11 at Handley/Meadowbrook Christian Church. Burial was at Decatur Oaklawn Cemetery.
Mr. O'Neal died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at his home. He was a retired Systems Technician with AT&T/Lucent.
He was born May 22, 1926, in Decatur, Texas. He served his country in the U.S. Army. Mr. O'Neal was a member of the DAV and Communication Workers of America. He was a member of the Handley /Meadowbrook Christian Church where he served as a Deacon.
Mr. O'Neal is survived by his beloved wife of over 50 years, Samye; son, Grady Lee O'Neal and wife, Angie; daughter, Nancy O'Neal Payne; brother, Ray Leslie O'Neal and wife, Tommie; sisters, Mae Bowling and husband, Cecil, and Faye Stanley and husband, Jay; grandchildren, Rachel and Scott Payne, Amanda and Ryan O'Neal; brother-in-law, J.D. McKinney; and the many families and friends whose lives he touched.
Moore Funeral Home, Bowen Road Chapel, of Arlington handled the arrangements.

LINDA SUE TUNNELL- WILLIAMSON
1944-2000
Funeral services for Linda Sue Tunnell-Williamson, 55, of Grapevine were held Friday, July 7 at Arlington Funeral Home Chapel in Arlington. Graveside services were also Friday at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas.
Linda died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, in Fort Worth. She was a homemaker.
She was born August 1, 1944, in El Paso, Texas. She attended Southwestern Adventist College and touched lives across the United States. She never said an unkind word nor knew a stranger. All who knew her are better for having done so. A loving daughter, giving sister, wonderful wife and unforgettable friend; she was all these things to all who knew her. She lived her life for those she loved and the Lord she served.
Linda is survived by her beloved husband, Cliff; daughters, Suzanne, Tiffany and Amy; grandsons, Austin and Tristan, who will forever remember their Nonna's embrace. Linda will be missed by all who knew her, especially her family, loving parents, W.R. and Billie; brothers, Dale, Norman, Jimmy and Paul; and sister, Paula.
The family has requested that memorials in lieu of flowers be made to Augusta Seventh-day Adventist Church, Attention Mongolia Ministry, 4301 Wheeler Road, Augusta, Georgia 30907
Arlington Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

WILLARD CLAUDE COBB
1924-2000
Graveside services for Willard Claude (W.C.) Cobb, 75, of Briar Oaks-Burleson were held Friday, July 7 at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Mr. Cobb died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at his home. He was a Tool Planner for Bell Helicopter Textron, retired since 1990.
He was born September 6, 1924, in Walker County, Alabama to Manly Claud Cobb and Buler Irene Higginbotham. After moving to Texas, Mr. Cobb was employed by General Dynamics of Fort Worth from 1949 to 1971. He subsequently worked for Bell Helicopter for 17 years.
Mr. Cobb is survived by his wife of 53 years, Opal A. Cobb of Briar Oaks-Burleson; daughters, Claudette Wynn of Burleson, Janice Pennington of Fort Worth, Pamela Boyd of Arlington; son, Michael Cobb of Lancaster, California; sisters, Juanita Cobb of Fort Worth, Sue Barron of Dallas; brothers, Jack Cobb of Quinton, Alabama, Don Cobb of Joshua, Frank Cobb of Arlington; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family has requested that memorials in lieu of flowers be made to the Leukemia Society.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.


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