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Published Aug. 15, 1996

Mildred P. Alford
ARLINGTON -- Mildred P. Alford, 77, a retired payroll clerk in the garment industry, died Wednesday in Arlington.
Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.
Mildred Alford was born Nov. 17, 1918, in Argyle. She was a longtime member and Sunday school teacher at Tate Springs Baptist Church.
Survivors: Son, James R. Alford of Arlington; daughters, Carol Stockton of Fort Worth and Bobbye June Bickley of Jackson, Ala.; brothers, R.L. Preissinger Jr. of Weatherford and Ray Preissinger of Joshua; 14 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel
7301 E. Lancaster Ave., 451-3333

Jean Giles Beasley
FORT WORTH -- Jean Furlow Giles Beasley, 85, former funeral director at Harveson & Cole Funeral Home and retired from Tarrant County and district clerk offices, died Wednesday at a local care center.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Robertson Mueller Harper Funeral Directors. Dr. Michael Dean of Travis Avenue Baptist Church will officiate. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials: the Memorial Fund at Travis Avenue Baptist Church or the James L. West Presbyterian Special Care Center.
Jean Furlow Giles Beasley was a native of Tolar and longtime resident of Fort Worth. She was a member of Travis Avenue Baptist Church, the Woman's Club of Fort Worth and the Order of the Eastern Star, Arlington Heights Chapter.
Mrs. Beasley was preceded in death by her husbands, W. Lewis Giles Jr. in 1978 and Thomas Earl Beasley in 1994.
Survivors: Daughter, Cynthia Giles of Fort Worth; brother, Marvin Furlow of Roseburg, Ore.; and several nieces and nephews.
Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233

Dessa F. Brian
WEINERT -- Dessa Fay Brian, 78, died Monday at an Abilene care home.
Funeral: 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Weinert. Officiating: the Rev. Werth Mayes. Graveside service: 4 p.m. in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth.
Pallbearers: Frankie Nelson, Kenneth Sanders, Kregg Sanders, Kole Sanders, Kent Sanders and Wayne Offutt.
Mrs. Brian was born Aug. 4, 1918, in Stonewall County. She married Harold Hapwood Brian on June 7, 1947, in Fort Worth; he preceded her in death Sept. 2, 1979. She was also preceded in death by her stepson, Buford Leo Brian. She was a nurse for 25 years, working for Swift & Co. for 171/2 of those years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Weinert, where she lived for 20 years.
Survivors: Brothers, Bowden Foy Johnson of Yuba City, Calif., Sollie B. Johnson of Dallas and Warren Edmon Johnson of Hurst; sisters, Leitha Holloway of Dallas and Myrnie Sanders of Weinert; and grandsons, Richard David Brian and Harold Douglas Brian.
Holden-McCauley Funeral Directors
Haskell, (817) 864-2151

Faith C. Burt
FORT WORTH -- Faith Croxton Burt, 73, retired director of volunteers for ]Fort Worth Osteopathic Medical Center, now Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.
Memorial service: 4 p.m. Friday at Ridglea Presbyterian Church. Burial: 3 p.m. Friday in Greenwood Memorial Park, for family members. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at Thompson's Harveson & Cole.
Memorials: Ridglea Presbyterian Church Music Program or a charity of choice.
Faith Croxton Burt died Aug. 13, 1996, at a Fort Worth hospital. She was born Aug. 30, 1922, in Fort Worth to Charles H. Croxton Sr. and Olive Croxton.
Faith's life was spent in service to others, as a mother, a volunteer in public service and in the life of her church.
She raised two sons, Charles N. "Chuck" Chenault and Dan Chenault.
In one area as a volunteer, Faith performed over 3,000 hours of service at Fort Worth Osteopathic Medical Center. In addition, she was director of volunteers at the hospital for 21 years. She also served as president of the National Osteopathic Guild Association.
Faith carried on a family tradition of music in the church as a choir member. She was an elder in the Presbyterian Church. As a 40-year member of Ridglea Presbyterian Church, she was a willing and able worker in all aspects of church life.
Faith was a member of the Euterpean Club and the Woman's Club of Fort Worth.
Survivors: Husband, William E. Burt; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles N. Chenault, his wife, Kim, and their daughter, Carla Chenault, of Fort Worth, and Dan Chenault and his wife, Sheryl, of Garland; mother, Olive Croxton of Fort Worth; sister, Mrs. Phil (Olive) Hopkins of Fort Worth; and brother, Charles H. Croxton of Fort Worth.
Thompson's Harveson & Cole
702 Eighth Ave., 336-0345

Pansey Campbell
PARADISE -- Pansy Campbell, 91, a retired housekeeper, died Tuesday in Bridgeport. 
Graveside service: Was Wednesday in Paradise Cemetery.
Pansey Campbell was born Feb. 6, 1905, in Paradise. 
Survivors: Nephew and niece, Johnny and Roberta Campbell of Paradise; great-nephew, Kevin Campbell of Watauga; and great-great-nephew and great-great-niece, Dustin and Laney Campbell of Watauga.
Hawkins Funeral Home
Bridgeport, (817) 683-2211

Lovie Campbell
FORT WORTH -- Lovie Campbell, 75, a homemaker, died Monday at a local nursing center.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Olive Baptist Church. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Wake: 6:30 to 7:30 tonight at South Central Chapel.
Lovie Campbell was born Feb. 22, 1921, in Madisonville. She was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.
Survivors: Brother, Joseph W. Webber; and sisters, Theo Etta Norris of Mineral Wells and Lillie M. Webber of Fort Worth.
Rev's Funeral Parlor
3615 Vaughn Blvd., 536-0200

Monday W. Cobb
FORT WORTH -- Monday W. Cobb, 90, a retired barber, died Tuesday at home.
Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Golden Gate Church of God in Christ. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Home.
Monday W. Cobb was born March 12, 1906, in Lindale. 
Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781

Willie M. Crabtree
EVERMAN -- Willie Marie Crabtree, 73, a homemaker, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.
Funeral: 3 p.m. Friday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Willie Marie Crabtree was born July 19, 1923, in Mineral Wells. She was a Baptist.
Survivors: Husband, John S. Crabtree of Everman; sons, James Eugene Brown of Haltom City and William S. Blake of Hurst; daughters, Alice Haley of Hurst, and Sue Pollard and Sussie Lee Pollard, both of Everman; sister, Velma Matthews of Godley; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681

Orval A. Cranford
ARLINGTON -- Orval Audrey Cranford, 89, an LTV employee, died Tuesday in Arlington.
Funeral: 11:30 a.m. today at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.
Orval Audrey Cranford was born May 24, 1907, in Mason County.
Moore Funeral Home
1219 N. Davis Drive, 275-2711

Dianna G. Davis
COMANCHE -- Dianna Gayle Davis, 45, died Tuesday in an automobile accident near Comanche.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Hall & Sons Funeral Home. Burial: Bangs Cemetery in Bangs. 
Dianna Davis was born Jan. 17, 1951, in Brownwood. 
Hall & Sons Funeral Home
Comanche, (915) 356-5214

Albert O. DesLauriers
FORT WORTH -- Albert O. DesLauriers, 100, an engineer, died Monday at home.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Andrew's Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Rosary: 7 tonight at the funeral home.
Albert O. DesLauriers was born Jan. 7, 1896, in Fall River, Mass. He had lived in the Fort Worth area since 1971. He was a retired civil service engineer from Norton Air Force Base in California and was a veteran of World War I. He was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church and was the oldest local member of Knights of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy G. DesLauriers, in 1981.
Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Cathy DesLauriers of Austin; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jo and Roy Claggett of Mesquite; grandchildren, Catherine and Scott DesLauriers of Austin, and Matthew and Leigh Ann Helgeson of Mesquite; and niece, Lou Goodwin of San Antonio.
Mount Olivet Funeral Home
2301 N. Sylvania Ave., 831-0511

Mary Nell Deweber
CUNDIFF -- Mary Nell Deweber, 59, a National Motor Club sales representative, died Tuesday in Decatur.
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Southside Baptist Church in Bowie. Burial: Hopewell Cemetery in Stoneburg.
Mary Nell Deweber was born Feb. 7, 1937, in Stoneburg.
Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley
Bowie, (817) 872-1144

Dolores B. Garcia
FORT WORTH -- Dolores Barrientes Garcia, 75, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.
Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.
Dolores Garcia was born Nov. 20, 1920, in Serralbo Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
She was preceded in death by her grandsons Larry Garcia and Luis Rios.
Survivors: Husband, Dionicio Garcia of Fort Worth; sons, Gullermo B. Garcia, Ramon B. Garcia, Lucio B. Garcia, Manuel B. Garcia, Juan B. Garcia and Ray B. Garcia, all of Fort Worth; daughters, Raquel Martinez of Fort Worth, Flora Rios of Reddley, Calif., and Olga Rios of Fort Worth; sister, Martina Barrientes of Mexico; 35 grandchildren; 45 great- grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel
7301 E. Lancaster Ave., 451-3333

Cary G. Gilcrease
SEAGOVILLE -- Cary Glen Gilcrease, 45, a construction worker, died Wednesday in Dallas.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Robinwood Baptist Church, 111 Stark Road in Seagoville. Burial: Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The family will receive friends from 4 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Cary Glen Gilcrease was born Oct. 5 , 1950, in Dallas.
Laurel Oaks Funeral Home
Mesquite, (214) 288-4663

Myrtle L. Harrison
FORT WORTH -- Myrtle Lee Harrison, 78, a retired bookkeeper and secretary, died Tuesday at her brother's home in Edgecliff Village.
Graveside service: 2 p.m. today at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 9 a.m. to noon.
Myrtle Lee Harrison, also known as Lee M. Harrison, was born July 6, 1918, in El Campo. She grew up in Bryan and Dallas. She retired from Atlantic Richfield in Dallas in 1978 because of failing health. She served a few years with the Women's Army Corps after World War II.
Survivors: Brother, Martel W. Harrison of Fort Worth; sisters, Ina Keefer of Corpus Christi, Barbara Hiser of Charlotte, N.C., and Gloria McNaughton of Opelika, Ala.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Guardian Funeral Home
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

Mervin R. Henry Sr.
WEATHERFORD -- Mervin Rudolph Henry Sr., 90, a retired General Dynamics master mechanic, died Tuesday at a Weatherford nursing home.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at White's Funeral Home. Burial: Ash Creek Cemetery in Azle. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.
Mr. Henry was born June 6, 1906, in Azle. He retired from GD in 1969. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Weatherford.
Survivors: Son, Mervin R. Henry Jr. of Mineral Wells; daughter, Maxine Nobles of North Richland Hills; sisters, Mrs. Vera Wright of Martinez, Calif., and Mrs. Mima Pridemore of Lincoln, Ark.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great- grandchildren.
White's Funeral Home
Weatherford, (817) 596-4811

David E. Hightower Jr.
GRAND PRAIRIE -- David Earl Hightower Jr., a newborn, died Tuesday in Arlington.
Funeral: Pending.
David Earl Hightower Jr. was born Aug. 13, 1996, in Arlington.
Survivors: Parents, David Earl and Peggy Hightower of Grand Prairie; sisters, Ramelle and Damelle Hightower of Grand Prairie; paternal grandparents, Spencer and Rebecca Hightower of Houston; and maternal grandparents, Alan and Nancy Deshotel of Houston.
Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division St., 548-1791

Grace J. Hutchens
KELLER -- Grace Juanita Hutchens, 72, a retired Persons Pharmacy secretary, died Tuesday at home.
Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Grace Juanita Hutchens was born July 2, 1924, in Sherman. She had lived in Keller since 1981 and recently retired from Persons Pharmacy in Haltom City.
Survivors: Son, Darrell Morgan of Keller; sisters, Mildred Yowell of Sherman, Pauline Sheffield of California City, Calif., Myrtle Killman of Tucson, Ariz., and Helen Harshaw of Grapevine; seven grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.
Mount Olivet Funeral Home
2301 N. Sylvania Ave., 831-0511

LaVerne Jenson
GRAPEVINE -- LaVerne Jenson, 66, a homemaker, died Tuesday at home.
Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Lucas Funeral Home. Burial: St. Olaf Cemetery in Cranfills Gap, Bosque County. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials: Christ Haven Children's Home in Keller.
LaVerne Jenson was born Aug. 13, 1930, in Eldorado, Kan. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors: Husband, Jerry P. Jenson of Grapevine; sons, Joseph V. Jenson of Watauga and Brett A. Bobo of Euless; daughters, J. Joanne Jenson of Grapevine, Jill N. Bobo of Euless and Willette R. Jenson of Watauga; grandchildren, Susan M. Jenson and Kimberly A. Jenson of Watauga; and numerous family members.
Lucas Funeral Home
Grapevine, 488-7566

John C. Kennedy
BURLESON -- John C. "Redeye" Kennedy, 58, who retired after 31 years as a Bell Helicopter dispatcher, died Wednesday at home.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson. Burial: Rio Vista Cemetery in Rio Vista. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials: Community Hospice of Texas.
John C. "Redeye" Kennedy was born June 25, 1938, in Metter, Ga. He was adopted and brought to Texas by John and Juanita Kennedy and was raised on a horse farm in Saginaw. He attended and graduated from North Side High School. After graduation, he served in the Army and afterward lived in Pasadena, Calif. He returned to Texas in 1964. He married Ruthie Forsythe on Aug. 29, 1964, in Rio Vista. Mr. Kennedy enjoyed all competitive sports, especially racing, and had a great love for hunting and fishing and just being out and connecting with nature. The faith and hope with which he lived and his brave and courageous spirit were living testimony to those who knew and loved him. His love of life and family are the legacy that will live forever.
Survivors: Wife, Ruthie Kennedy of Burleson; son, Jason Clay Kennedy of Burleson; daughters, Karen Jones and her husband, Mike Jones, of Burleson, and Lana Kennedy of Fort Worth; grandson, Luke Jones of Joshua; brother, Tom Kennedy of Branson, Mo.; half brothers, Jimmy, Wade and Wayne Donaldson of Metter; half sister, Brenda Cobb and Anne Bargeson of Metter; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson
Burleson, 295-5211

Sarah O. King
FORT WORTH -- Sarah Oleta King, 80, a retired co-owner of a furniture business, died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital.
Funeral: Will be held at a later date.
Sarah Oleta King was born Feb. 4, 1916, in Hale Center. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Barn King, in 1986, and by her daughter, Betty E. Cody, in 1989.
Survivors: Sons, Bobby K. King Sr. of Fort Worth and Larry R. King of Orlando, Fla.; brother, Coy L. Booher of Phoenix; sisters, Robbie Edwards of Cloud Croft, N.M., and Cassie Fite of Clovis, N.M.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great- grandchildren.
Baumgardner Funeral Home
Crowley, 297-1116

Joseph S. Land
ARLINGTON -- Joseph Shadow Land, 2 months old, died Tuesday in Arlington.
Funeral: 3 p.m. today at Moore Funeral Home.
Joseph Shadow Land was born June 12, 1996, in Arlington.
Survivors: Parents, William Clay Land and Jalissa Polk Ferguson of Arlington; sister, Candice Ferguson of Arlington; grandparents, Jerry and Judy Polk of Abilene, and Cloretta Massey of Arlington; great-grandparents, Gladys Franklin of Abilene, Florida Polk of Royston and Loreen Witt of Abilene; great- aunt, Eunice Nall of Abilene; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Moore Funeral Home
1219 N. Davis Drive, 275-2711

Lillian Lawson
MANSFIELD -- Lillian Lawson, 86, a housekeeper for doctors in Mansfield, died Aug. 10 at an Arlington hospital.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Mansfield. Burial: Mansfield Cemetery. Family time: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the church.
Lillian Lawson was born in Mansfield on Sept. 6, 1909. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn Lawson.
Survivors: Three sons, Willie Lawson, Frank Lawson and Lawrence Lawson; daughter, Lillie Sheppard; three sisters, Lula Alcorn, Selma Bennett and Amanda Connor; 60 grandchildren; 145 great- grandchildren; and 44 great-great- grandchildren.
Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors
4000 Miller Ave., 531-8666

Linda G. Lynn
ALVORD -- Linda Gail Lynn, 43, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Decatur hospital.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Alvord. Burial: Alvord Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at Coker Funeral Home.
Linda Lynn was born June 21, 1953, in Hobbs, N.M. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Sunset and was active in the Spirit of Christmas program.
Survivors: Daughter, Brandy Kaye Lynn of Alvord; parents, Charles and Bonnie Lynn of Alvord; brother, Danny Ray Lynn of Euless; grandparents, Marie Lynn of Alvord and Alice Mayberry of Decatur; several aunts and uncles; and a host of cousins.
Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959

Floy MaGouirk
FORT WORTH -- Floy MaGouirk, 78, a seamstress, died Tuesday at a local hospital.
Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Home. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.
Floy MaGouirk was born July 14, 1918, in Godley. She was a member of St. Paul's Methodist Church, Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America and Eastern Star No. 420, Poly Chapter.
Survivors: Husband, Bill MaGouirk of Fort Worth; son, James Wood of Fort Worth; daughters, Deloris Douglass and Barbara Taylor, both of Fort Worth; sister, Robbie Addington of Dallas; eight grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren.
Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel
7301 E. Lancaster Ave., 451-3333

Etherene W. McCoy
FORT WORTH -- Etherene Williams McCoy, 79, a housekeeper, died Monday at a Fort Worth medical center.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at New Mount Carmel Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. Friday at Baker Funeral Home. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Etherene Williams McCoy was born March 25, 1917, in Douglasfield. She attended public schools in Texarkana. She married Melvin McCoy, who preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Luke Baptist Church in Texarkana and worked in the Missionary Society there. She settled in Fort Worth in 1992 to be near her family.
Survivors: Brothers, Marvin Williams of Fort Worth and John Bishop Williams of Texarkana; sisters, Lorene Bonner and Mary Bell Mays, both of Fort Worth; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Baker Funeral Home
301 E. Rosedale St., 332-4468

Omilea W. Miller
FORT WORTH -- Omilea Wood Miller, 77, a legal secretary, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Omilea Wood Miller was born Jan. 3, 1919, in Shawmut, Ark. She was a Baptist and was married Aug. 31, 1963, in Fort Worth. She worked for Neville Penrose at Penrose Oil, the Cantey-Hanger Law Firm and Conoco Oil for two years.
Survivors: Husband, Joe. T. Miller of Fort Worth; sister, Lydia Ford of Blue Mound; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Thomas B. Moore Sr.
GRAPEVINE -- Thomas Banks "Red" Moore Sr., 85, a retired sales/management engineer, died Monday in Grapevine.
Funeral: 12:30 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: 3 p.m. today in Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas.
Thomas Banks "Red" Moore Sr. was born Aug. 10, 1911, in Alapaha, Ga. He was a retired sales management executive with over 25 years' service to General Electric Co. -- Medical Instruments Division. He was in charge of the El Paso area and then the Fort Worth area for many years. He was well-known and highly respected by the medical community.
In his early years, he received his formal education at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. In World War II, he made his contribution by specializing in the then- "top secret technology" of radar. He was responsible for all radar deployments at the Charleston Naval Yard in Charleston. This included the task force flagship for Gen. Dwight Eisenhower for the Normandy invasion.
Mr. Moore was a longtime member of Bethel United Methodist Church of Fort Worth. He was a 50-year Mason with memberships at the Ridglea Grand Lodge, Fort Worth, and the Willacoochee Grand Lodge, Willacoochee, Ga.
Survivors: Sons, Thomas B. Moore Jr. of Plano and Joseph G. Moore of Southlake; brother, Frank Moore of Warwick, Ga.; grandsons, Robert Thomas Moore and Mark Christopher Moore, both of Plano, and Joseph G. Moore Jr. of Southlake; and granddaughter, Stacey J. Moore of Southlake.
Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Alzada Morris
KELLER -- Alzada Morris, 80, died Wednesday in Keller.
Funeral: 4 p.m. Friday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Alzada Morris was born Dec. 19, 1915.
Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Ruth Nail
WEATHERFORD -- Ruth Nail, 77, a homemaker and insurance worker, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.
Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at White's Funeral Home. Burial: 3 p.m. Friday in Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne. Visitation: 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. today.
Ruth Nail was born in Brownwood. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley M. Nail. SHe enjoyed her life with her family and friends, and was loved by everyone who knew her. Mrs. Nail was a member of First United Methodist Church of Weatherford.
Survivors: Daughter, Sharee Watkins of Weatherford; grandson, Kevin Rosen of Lubbock; and son-in-law, Dale E. Watkins of Weatherford.
White's Funeral Home
Weatherford, (817) 596-4811

S.T. Oakley
JOSHUA -- S.T. "Sly" Oakley, 72, a Spinks Industries aircraft hydraulics worker, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Friday at Cope Cemetery in Johnson County. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.
S.T. "Sly" Oakley was born June 12, 1924, in Retta. He was an army veteran of World War II.
Survivors: Wife, Mary Pryor Oakley of Joshua; sons, Danny Oakley of Conroe, Ronald Oakley of Burleson and Roger Oakley of Clifton; loving stepchildren, Ronald Jones of Joshua, Connie Hubbard of Fort Worth and Nola Bedford of Burleson; brothers, Carl Oakley of Burleson and Cecil Brown of Booneville, Ark.; sisters, Minnie Kelly of Burleson, Nelda Glover of DeQueen, Ark., and Glena Wilkins of Idabel, Okla.; seven grandsons; seven granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter.
Shannon-TCU Funeral Chapel
3015 Merida Ave., 926-3314

Stella M. Porter
BASTROP -- Stella Mae Porter, 87, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Bastrop nursing center.
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery in Hill County.
Stella Mae Porter was born Nov. 12, 1908, in Little Rock, Ark.
Survivors: Sons, James Henry Porter of Indiana, Odell Porter of Burleson and Samuel Lewis Porter of Austin; daughters, Letha Mae Earnhart of Whitesboro, Mary Lou Lucko of Penelope, Ruth Reed of Austin, and Patsy Ann Wiggins and Peggy Ann Davis, both of Smithville; one brother; three sisters; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield
Cleburne, (817) 558-2322

Forest T. Sark
LITTLE ELM -- Forest Theral Sark, 77, a retired LTV mechanical engineer, died Tuesday in Pilot Point.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Sunday at Oak Grove United Methodist Church.
Memorials: Oak Grove United Methodist Church.
Mr. Sark was born Nov. 21, 1918, in Detroit. 
Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son Funeral Home
Denton, (817) 382-6622

Ruby Show
FORT WORTH -- Ruby Show, 85, a retired telephone operator, died Tuesday in Arlington.
Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials: Ridglea West Baptist Church Missions.
Ruby Show was born Oct. 15, 1910, in Wilson, Okla. She was a longtime resident of Fort Worth and a longtime member of Ridglea West Baptist Church. She was a member of the Pioneer Telephone Operators Association with Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Show; and a son, Ray H. Dunaway.
Survivors: Granddaughters, Kay Smith and Gayla Howell, both of Grand Prairie; grandsons, Alan Dunaway of Grand Prairie and Jim Martin of Euless; daughter-in-law, Euclid Dunaway of Irving; stepdaughter, Wanda Martin Wyatt of Texarkana; brother, Johnny Boyles of Orange; sisters, Lillian Kite of Fort Worth and Patsy Tucker of Bartlesville, Okla.; numerous nieces, nephews and great- grandchildren; and many friends.
Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Irene Smithey
MESQUITE -- Irene Smithey, 76, a waitress, died Tuesday in Dallas.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.
Irene Smithey was born June 12, 1920, in Huntsville, Ala.
Survivors: Sons, George Couch and John Couch, both of Mesquite; daughters, Peggy Young of Euless and Margaret Starnes of Huntsville, Ala.; brother, John Hicklin of Scottsboro, Ala.; eight grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren.
Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Orilla R. Strange
DUBLIN -- Orilla Rena Strange, 93, a retired department store manager, died Wednesday at a Dublin nursing home.
Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Pecan Cemetery in Erath County.
Orilla Rena Strange was born Aug. 1, 1903, in Indian Territory, now Oklahoma.
Harrell Funeral Home
Dublin, Texas, (817) 445-3311

Ruby R. Tamayo
FORT WORTH -- Ruby R. Tamayo, 83, a furniture framer for Fred Davis Upholstery Shop, died Tuesday at a local nursing home.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Ruby Tamayo was born July 4, 1913, in Quinlan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Tamayo Sr., in 1969.
Survivors: Sons, Frank Tamayo Jr. and Jesse T. Tamayo; daughter, Mary Slater; brother, Luther Rogers; sisters, Lucille Thomas and Roberta Gomez; seven grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.
Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors
4000 Miller Ave., 531-8666

Leonard Watkins Sr.
HOUSTON -- Leonard Watkins Sr., 62, pastor of Greater New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital.
Funeral: Noon Saturday at Greater New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church in Needville. Burial: Boling Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at Gideon Baptist Church.
The Rev. Leonard Watkins Sr. was born Sept. 11, 1933, in Wharton. 
Survivors: Wife, Ve Ella Watkins; son, Leonard Watkins Jr.; daughter, Evelyn Watkins; brothers, Willie Jackson of Brownsmill, N.J., and pastor L.W. Watkins Sr. of Gideon Baptist Church of Fort Worth; and sisters, Velma Anderson of Wharton, Lois Scott of Southgate, Calif., and Brenda Edwards of Wharton.
Rev's Funeral Parlor
3615 Vaughn Blvd., 536-0200

Robert L. Wetmore
ARLINGTON -- Robert L. Wetmore, 76, retired, died Aug. 10 in Dallas.
Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Unity Church of Arlington.
Memorials: American Cancer Society.
Robert L. Wetmore was born Dec. 20, 1920, in Newcastle, Pa.
Survivors: Son, Richard F. Wetmore of Dallas; sister and brother-in-law, Millicent and Jack Feeley of Youngstown, Ohio; first cousin, Ann Stormer; and second cousins, David Stormer and family and Lynne Westbrooke and family.

Reginald S. Whitaker
ARLINGTON -- Reginald Scott Whitaker, 35, a court reporter, died Monday in Arlington.
Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Reginald Whitaker was born Sept. 12, 1960, in Mobile, Ala. He was a veteran of the Army.
Survivors: Parents, Patricia Ann Whitaker of Arlington and Harold Leon Whitaker of Dallas; maternal grandfather, Harold Scullin of Tennessee; and many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
Moore Funeral Home
1219 N. Davis Drive, 275-2711

Buford W. Wooton
JACKSBORO -- Buford Wayland Wooton, 54, in heavy equipment sales, died Tuesday at home.
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Hico. Burial: Morgan Mill Cemetery in Morgan Mill. 
Buford Wooton was born Jan. 29, 1942, in Stephenville. 
Rutledge Funeral Home
Hico, (817) 796-4722

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