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Published Aug. 19, 1996

Arthur Arendt 
Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Gainesville. Burial: Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville. Rosary: 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. Vigil: 7 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials: St. Mary's Catholic School, 931 N. Weaver St., Gainesville, Texas.
Arthur "Artie" Arendt was born Oct. 23, 1924, in Lindsay.
Clement-Keel Funeral Home
Gainesville, (817) 665-4341

John Awalt
JACKSBORO -- John Awalt, 66, a ranch foreman, died Sunday in Jacksboro.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Coker Funeral Home. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery.
John Awalt was born Oct. 29, 1929, in Jermyn.
Coker Funeral Home
Jacksboro, (817) 567-3778

Joshua Biringanine
BEDFORD -- Joshua Biringanine, a newborn, died Saturday in Fort Worth.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. today in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.
Joshua Biringanine was born Aug. 17, 1996, in Fort Worth.
Survivors: Parents, Narhana and Sherla Biringanine of Bedford; brother, Miles Biringanine of Bedford; sister, Sasha Biringanine of Bedford; and grandparents, Glenn and Clarice Eubanks of Bedford and Gabrielle Biringanine of Paris, France.
Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Cyndi Cahall
KELLER -- Cyndi Cahall, 39, a receptionist, died Saturday at a Weatherford hospital from injuries received in an auto accident.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brown, Gause-Ware, Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Cyndi Cahall was born Nov. 2, 1956, in Fort Worth. She was a cheerleader and homecoming queen at L.D. Bell High School. She lived in Hurst for 32 years and was a model for the Kim Dawson Agency in Dallas. She owned a child day-care center in Arlington and was raised in the Baptist Church.
Survivors: Son, Charles; daughter, Candice; parents, Charlie and Ruth Cahall of Keller; brother, Charles Gregory "Chuck" Cahall of Keller; aunts, Mrs. M.A. Punchard, Mrs. M.J. Ardoyno and Ms. Merle Richardson, all of Fort Worth; and uncle, Clarence B. Cahall of Monroe, Wis.
Brown, Gause-Ware, Owens & Brumley
425 S. Henderson St., 335-4557

Douglas A. Cardwell Sr.
CROWLEY -- Douglas Allen Cardwell Sr., 66, a retired security guard for the Osteopathic Medical Center, died Monday at home.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Douglas Cardwell Sr. was born Feb. 18, 1930, in Muleshoe. He was also retired from Texas Steel. He was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Crowley.
Survivors: Wife, Doris Cardwell of Crowley; son, Douglas Allen Cardwell Jr. of Troup; daughters, Glenna Searcy of Troup and Elizabeth Martin of Crowley; stepdaughter, Margaret Shiner of Krum; sister, Margaret Scroggins of Lubbock; six grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth
7100 Crowley Road, 293-1350

Isaiah Celaya
FORT WORTH -- Isaiah Celaya, a newborn, died Saturday in Fort Worth.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. today in Greenwood Memorial Park.
Isaiah Celaya was born Aug. 17, 1996, in Fort Worth. His parents were members of University Park Church.
Survivors: Mother, Cherie Pallanes of Fort Worth; father, Hector Celaya of Fort Worth; grandparents, Frank and Helen Pallanes and Francisco and Maria Celaya, all of Fort Worth; numerous aunts and uncles; and god parents, Veronica Gracia and Mel Morales.
Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Dorothy D. Clem
PARIS, Texas -- Dorothy Davis Clem, 80, died Saturday at a Paris, Texas, hospital.
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at First Christian Church of Paris. Officiating: Dr. Raymond Armstrong.
Mrs. Clem was born Dec. 26, 1915, in Dallas, the daughter of James Carlton and Willie McCollough Davis. She married Annis Winfield Clem III in Carrollton on June 5, 1940. He preceded her in death.
Survivors: Sons and their spouses, A.W. and Toni Clem, and Jim and Lynn Clem, all of Paris, Mike Clem of Dallas, and Keith and Becky Clem of Fort Worth; daughter and spouse, Peggy and Rod Smith of Weatherford; and eight grandchildren.
Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home
Paris, Texas, (903) 784-3366

Lucius S. Collins
FORT WORTH -- Lucius Sharp Collins, 90, a homemaker, died Saturday in Fort Worth.
Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Fleming Chapel, Broadway Baptist Church. Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery in Lufkin.
Officiant: the Rev. Gene Thompson.
Memorials: The Memorial Fund at Broadway Baptist Church, a hospice of choice or American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Collins, a native of Alto and longtime Fort Worth resident, was preceded in death in 1960 by her husband, Chester B. Collins, a prominent Fort Worth attorney.
She attended Texas Woman's University, The University of Texas at Austin and Stephen F. Austin State College, where she graduated. She was a member of Broadway Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Womans Club of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Garden Club and the History Club.
Survivors: Brother, C.D. Whitaker of Palestine; niece, Martha Whitaker Nicholson of Madison, Wis.; and nephews, D.G. Whitaker of Decatur, Ga., and William Whitaker of Nassau, Bahamas.
Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233

Ramona E. Crisp
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Ramona Ellen Crisp, 67, a homemaker, retired Kmart employee and artist, died Sunday at a Dallas hospital cancer center.
Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Thursday at New World United Methodist Church in Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Moore Funeral Home.
Ramona was born July 11, 1929, in Canton, Ohio. She graduated from Canton South High. She was an Arlington resident from 1958 to 1991, then moved to a new home in Grand Prairie in 1991. She overcame cervical cancer in 1964 and underwent surgery for an ovarian tumor in August 1995. She fought a good fight dispite numerous setbacks over the past year.
Throughout her life, she was a talented artist with oils and watercolors. She had several exhibitions in the local area and donated many of her works to charity. She loved to garden, cook and read. She enjoyed music and the company of her family and close friends. She had beautiful handwriting and corresponded regularly with those she knew and loved. She retained her sense of humor and strong resolve throughout her life. She always had a warm, loving personality and a glowing youthful appearance.
She was married for 49 years to Eugene "Gene" Crisp and they had two children and three grandchildren. She was active in the local community and served as the former vice president and chaplain of the Ladies Fleet Reserve Auxiliary Dallas Branch 96. In July, she attended a family reunion in Ohio and visited with her mother, Lola Faye Page, age 95.
Survivors: Husband, Eugene Crisp; son, Earl W. Crisp and his wife, Dr. Patricia L. Crisp of Arlington; daughter, Patricia C. Bacsik and her husband, William J., of Grand Prairie; mother, Lola Faye Page of Canton, Ohio; brother, Laurence Page of East Canton, Ohio; sister, Wanda Haney of Unionville, Ohio; and grandchildren, Angela L. Crisp, 19, Paige E. Bacsik, 6, and Rebecca J. Bacsik, 3.
Moore Funeral Home
1219 N. Davis Drive, 275-2711

John R. Crowder
SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- John R. Crowder, 69, a retired warehouse foreman for Holly Sugar Co., died Saturday in Santa Maria.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. Wednesday in Santa Maria Cemetery.
Mr. Crowder was born and reared in Bell, Calif., and had lived in Santa Maria since 1958. At the outbreak of World War II, he moved to Fort Worth and worked in the family business, Ray Crowder Funeral Home, until 1948, when he moved to California. In 1991, he retired from Holly Sugar Co. as a warehouse foreman after 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred N. Crowder, on Feb. 16, 1991.
Survivors: Daughter, Paulette N. Hammack of Solvang, Calif.; son, John R. Crowder of Southern California; brother, William Crowder of Vallejo, Calif.; sister, Dorothy Hill of Corona, Calif.; cousins, Joy Crowder Begley and Joann Crowder Walker, both of Fort Worth; five grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary
Santa Maria, Calif.(805)922-8463

George E. Engel Jr.
ARLINGTON -- George Edgar Engel Jr., 64, a retired postal employee, died Saturday at an Arlington hospital.
Memorial service: 6:30 tonight at Salvation Army Corps, 712 W. Abram St. in Arlington.
George Edgar Engel Jr., born March 31, 1932, joined his beloved Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in Glory Land on Aug. 17, 1996. Ed was born in Spokane, Wash., to Salvation Army officers Colonel George E. Engel Sr. and Ester Engel.
At 17 years of age, Ed joined and served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years. Upon completion of his training with the Marines, he joined the Air Force, where he served in combat during the Korean War, then retired after 20 years of service. Upon his retirement from the armed forces, Ed became employed by the U.S. Postal Service and after 17 years of employment, retired to Salem, Ore., finally settling in Arlington.
On May 8, 1953, Ed married Bettie L. Simpson of Phoenix. After 10 years of marriage, they became the proud parents of George "Eddie" Edward and Julie Alisa Engel, their two children.
Ed gave his life to Christ as a young man, and at the age of 41 rededicated his life to Christ. During that part of his life, God rekindled his love for music and he became a tuba player for the Salvation Army band. Ed later became a bandmaster in the Salvation Army. He also enjoyed playing the E Flat tuba for the Phoenix Jazz Band and the Murray Symphony Orchestra. In all, Ed served the Lord through the Salvation Army for more than 50 years.
Ed was preceded into Glory by his wife of 43 years, Bettie L. Engel, and his brother, Major Robert Engel of Bellingham, Wash.
Survivors: Father, Colonel George E. Engel Sr. and his wife, Florence Engel, of Bellingham; sister, Mary Ross of Sacramento, Calif.; son, George Edward Engel of Pensacola, Fla.; daughter and son-in- law, Julie and Richard Roman of Arlington; and grandchildren, Megan Renee Engel and Richardo, Aaron, Rebekah and Nathan Roman.

Claude O. Fuller
GORMAN -- Claude Oliver Fuller, 72, a retired farmer, died Sunday at an Abilene medical center.
Funeral: 3 p.m. today at Higginbotham Funeral Home. Burial: Gorman-Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Claude Fuller was born July 23, 1924.
Higginbotham Funeral Home
Gorman, (817) 734-2272

Hilberto Garcia
FORT WORTH -- Hilberto Garcia, 74, a sheet metal worker, died Sunday in Fort Worth.
Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Rosary: 7 tonight at the funeral home.
Hilberto Garcia was born March 16, 1922, in Rockdale.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Guadalupe Garcia, and a brother, Gus Garcia.
Survivors: Brothers, Sam Garcia and Raynaldo Garcia, both of Fort Worth; sisters, Ofelia Ozuna and Erlinda Martinez, both of Fort Worth; and several nieces and nephews.
Mount Olivet Funeral Home
2301 N. Sylvania Ave., 831-0511

Ray C. Gause
FORT WORTH -- Ray Cordillia DeArmond Gause, 81, a homemaker, died Sunday in Waxahachie.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park.
Ray Gause was born July 14, 1915, in Fort Worth. She was a member of Forest Hill Assembly of God.
Survivors: Sons, John Gause and Michael Gause; daughter, Carolyn Turpen; grandchildren, Holly Young, Adam Turpen, Joshua Gause, Johnathan Gause, Brad Gause and Kellie Gause; and great-grandchild, Alissa Young.
Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681

David M. Graham Jr.
FORT WORTH -- David Mac Graham Jr., 69, a retired professor emeritis at Texas Christian University, passed away Monday at home.
Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at University Christian Church, where he was a member. Burial: Soda Springs Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
David Graham Jr. was born Feb. 4, 1927, in Houston. He retired in May 1995 from Texas Christian University. After a 40-year career in musicology and the fine arts, he was awarded professor emeritis status. He received his bachelor's degree in 1949 and a master's degree in 1957, both from TCU. Further graduate studies were at North Texas State University and Cornell. He began his career at TCU teaching clarinet, then served as fine arts librarian before becoming associate professor of musicology and music literature. His dedication stretched beyond music, as he took active roles and held chair positions in the TCU Curriculum and Programming Committee, College Advisory Committee, The Faculty Senate, the Select Series and the Honors Program in humanities.
He was an accomplished musician in performance, composition and arrangement. He was a member of the Fort Worth Opera Orchestra for many years. He had a deep appreciation for early music and was a founding board member of Fort Worth Early Music. He played several early music instruments with a particular interest in Baroque recorder.
As a young man, he interrupted his college education to serve in the U.S. Navy on a destroyer ship toward the end of World War II. His interests included a love for cooking, which he elevated to a culinary art, delighting all who knew him. His sense of humor and curiosity of all things defined his nature. He will be missed.
Memorials: Erline and Granville Walker Ministerial Scholarship Fund, American Cancer Society, for research, or the Community Hospice of Texas.
Survivors: Son, Randall Graham and his wife, Myriam, of Dallas; daughter, Kelly Graham Smith, and her husband, Glenn, of Fort Worth; grandson, Grey Smith; brothers, Jerold, Kenneth, Frank and Paul Graham, all of Houston; nephews and nieces; and Jean Graham Duncan, whom he always loved.
Thompson's Harveson & Cole
702 Eighth Ave., 336-0345

Gerri A. Grider
ALVARADO -- Gerri Ann Grider, a newborn, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Wednesday in Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Gerri Ann Grider was born Aug. 16, 1996, in Fort Worth.
Survivors: Parents, Walter and Mildred Grider of Alvarado; two sisters, Christina Lawrence of Hawkins, Shaunda Grider of Alvarado; grandparents, Robert Grider of Fort Worth, Orval and Dessie Combs of Hawkins; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth
7100 Crowley Road, 293-1350

Louise E. Haynes
ARLINGTON -- Louise Elizabeth Vaughn Haynes, 75, died Sunday in Arlington.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: Noon today. Family will recieve friends from 6 to 7 tonight at Moore Funeral Home.
Louise Haynes was born Aug. 3, 1921, in Elgin, Bastrop County. She was one of 15 children of John and Bessie Vaughn. Louise was a registered nurse, graduating from Parkland School of Nursing in Dallas in 1945. As a member of the U.S. Corps of Nurses, she was serving at McCluskey U.S. Army Hospital on VE Day and VJ Day. She transferred to the Veterans Administration and served in VA Hospitals at Dearborn, Mich., Kerrville and McKinney. After leaving the Veterans Administration, Louise worked as a nurse for General Motors in Arlington. John Haynes and Louise were married in McKinney in 1948. She was an active and faithful member of First United Methodist Church in Arlington and its Aldersgate Sunday school class. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Louise fought cancer valiantly for many years before finally succumbing on Aug. 18, 1996.
Louise will be greatly missed by all who knew and admired her.
She was recently preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Dr. John J. Haynes, a retired professor of civil engineering at UT-Arlington.
Memorials: First United Methodist Church in Arlington, the Parkland Nurses Association or a charity of choice.
Survivors: Brother, Carl Vaughn of Payson, Ariz.; sisters, Jo Vickers of Pasadena, Dorothy Bratten of Payson, and Ruth Linebarger of Clarksdale, Mo.; several nieces and nephews, including Evelyn Redman of Big Spring, Mary Mills of Mansfield and Linda Linebarger of Clarksdale, Mo.
Moore Funeral Home
1219 N. Davis Drive, 275-2711

Ruth C. Henderson
FORT WORTH -- Ruth Corbitt Henderson, 85, a homemaker, died Monday in Fort Worth.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.
Memorials: American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.
Ruth Corbitt Henderson was born Feb. 8, 1911, in Fort Worth and was a lifelong resident. She was a charter member of Arlington Heights United Methodist Church and the Builders Class. For years she was a member of the African Violet Society and the United Methodist Church Women's Society. Mr. and Mrs. Henderson were active in various square dance and round dance organizations.
Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, John and Sandy Henderson of Arlington; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Ruth and Harry S. Hanks of Arlington; grandchildren, David S. Hanks and his wife, Helen Hanks, of McKinney, and Lisa Ruth Hanks, John Joseph Henderson and James Eric Henderson, all of Arlington; and great-granddaughter, Courtenay Ruth Hanks-Nutter of Crosby.
Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Emma M. Hoover
AZLE -- Emma M. Hoover, 86, a homemaker, died Monday at a Lake Worth care center.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Azle. Burial: Mount Olivet Funeral Home.
Emma M. Hoover was born March 14, 1910, in Canton, Wis. She was a member of Azle Senior Citizen's Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gale Hoover, in 1978, and son, Kenneth Hoover of Mesa, Ariz. in 1979.
Survivors: Sons, Roger Schultz of Burnsville, Minn., Darold Hoover of Havana, Kan., Don Hoover of Crowley and Gordon Hoover of Azle; daughters, Phyllis Hawthorne-Gross and Beverly Hoover, both of Keller; brother, Leonard Schultz of Illinois; sisters, Laura Frink of California and Lydia Bauer of Durand, Wis.; 21 grandchildren; and 28 great- grandchildren.
Mount Olivet Funeral Home
2301 N. Sylvania Ave., 831-0511

Catherine Hosick
MANSFIELD -- Catherine Hosick, 87, a retired service industry laborer, died Saturday at a Mansfield nursing home.
Catherine Hosick was born March 24, 1909, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Survivors: Niece, Maureen Massaro.
Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

Tony R. Jackson
FORT WORTH -- Tony R. Jackson, 20, died Thursday.
Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Tony Jackson was born March 1, 1976, in Leesville, La.
Survivors: Mother, Linda P. Jackson; brother, Jeremy Jackson; sisters, Carla J. Poland and Golda Jackson; grandparent, Gaddie Manson; aunts, Brenda Jones, Shelie Moore, Alonzia Timms and Meredith Smith; and uncles, Gregory Joseph, Wendell Joseph, David Smith and John Johnson.
Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors
4000 Miller Ave., 531-8666

E.W. Jones
FORT WORTH -- E.W. Jones, 72, a maintenance worker with Stonegate Corporation who retired in 1985 after 20 years, died Thursday at North Hills Columbia Hospital.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sweethome Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Jones was born Sept. 26, 1923, in Cherokee County. He worked at Metroplex Lanscaping Co. for five years and Trinity Valley Iron and Stell Co. for 12 years. He married Frankie Mallard on March 8, 1947, in Cherokee County, Texas. After a year's stay in Tyler, he moved to Fort Worth. He had been a member of Sweethome Baptist Church for 15 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Monroe and Adline Wickware Jones; brothers, Felton, T.J. and Booker T. Jones; and sister, Annie B. Turner.
Survivors: Wife, Frankie Jones; son, George E. Jones and wife, Earnestine; daughter, Barbara Vital and husband, A. J., all of Fort Worth; four sisters, Vesta Richardson of Jacksonville, Elnora, Lula M. and Elsie Colston, all of Rusk; grandchildren, Charles E. and Garland E. Campbell; and a host of relatives and friends.
Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors
4000 Miller Ave., 531-8666

Arthur L. Kersh
FORT WORTH -- Arthur Lee Kersh, 65, former owner of Lee's Barber Shop, died Friday in Fort Worth.
Funeral: None scheduled.
Arthur Kersh was born Sept. 30, 1930, in Denver, Colo.
Survivors: Friend and guardian, Nancy Kersh Robins of Alvarado; son, Patrick Kersh of Fort Worth; daughter, Sherry Kite of Fort Worth; stepsons, Monte Kersh of Fort Worth and Michael Kersh of White Settlement; and aunt, Mona Dickens of Oklahoma.
Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Minnie Vaught Kolb
ARLINGTON -- Minnie Vaught Kolb, a homemaker, died Saturday in Arlington.
Funeral: 1:30 p.m. today at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.
Minnie Vaught Kolb was born in Montague County.
She was preceded in death by granddaughter, Debbie Burns and two sons, Kenneth A. "Bill" Vaught and Joy G. Vaught.
Survivors: Son, James E. Vaught of Fort Worth; daughter, Jeane Reynolds of Mansfield; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren.
Moore Funeral Home
1219 N. Davis Drive, 275-2711

Noble Lemons
GAINESVILLE -- Noble Lemons, 67, a retired restaraunt owner and operator, died Sunday in Gainesville.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Clement-Keel Funeral Home. Burial: New Rest Haven Cemetery.
Noble Lemons was born March 23, 1929, in Nocona.
Clement-Keel Funeral Home
Gainesville, (817) 665-4341

Edward E. Lever
FORT WORTH -- Edward E. Lever, 72, a retired Air Force chief master sergeant, died Sunday at a local hospital.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. today in Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Edward E. Lever was born July 16, 1924, in Columbia, S.C.
Survivors: Wife, Mary Lever of Fort Worth; son, Robert Lever of San Antonio; daughters, Rosemary Lourcey, Donna Walter and Beverly Pustejovsky, all of Fort Worth; brothers, Bill J. Lever of Yuma, Ariz., and Paul L. Lever of Summerville, S.C.; sisters, Margaret Porter of Portland, Ore., and Mildred Sanders of Seattle, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth
7100 Crowley Road, 293-1350

Neva Long
HOUSTON -- Neva Long, 87, a homemaker, died Friday in Houston.
Funeral: Was Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.
Neva Long was born Nov. 19, 1908, in Fort Worth and had lived in Houston for five years. She lived in Fort Worth 80 years and worked 25 years at Montgomery Ward as a typist in the mail order division. She was a member of Meadowbrook Baptist Church.
Neva Long was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Long.
Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Bobbye Long; granddaughters, Neva Payne and husband, Allen, Deborah King and husband, Robert, all of Houston, and Rebecca Long of Wenatchee, Wash.; great- grandchildren, Devan King of Houston and Christopher Litton and Michael Litton, both of California; sister, Cecil Bailey of North Little Rock, Ark.; and sisters-in-law, Ellen Tandy of Tulsa, Okla., and Mary Long of Alvord.
Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Lee M. Loving
ARLINGTON -- Lee M. Loving, 52, died in Arlington.
Funeral: Was held Monday at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.
Lee M. Loving was born in Kemp, Okla.
Survivors: Wife, Trudy Loving; father, Herbert Loving; two brothers; five sisters; and several nieces and nephews.
Moore Funeral Home
1219 N. Davis Drive, 275-2711

J. Jewel Lowrance
BOWIE -- J. Jewel "Geno' Lowrance, 89, a retired drag line operator, died Saturday in Bowie.
Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Burgess- Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home in Bowie. Burial: Hopewell Cemetery in Stoneburg.
Mr. J. Jewell Lowrance was born April 6, 1907, in Lake Valley.
Memorials: Parkinson Disease Foundation, 710 W. 168th St., New York, N.Y., 10032.
Bowie, (817) 872-1144

Theresa A. Martindale
GRANBURY -- Theresa Ann Martindale, 34, a homemaker, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital.
Funeral: 3 p.m. Saturday at Wiley Funeral Home.
Theresa Ann Martindale was born Aug. 17, 1962, in Oneonta, N.Y. She was a member of the Catholic church and lived in Granbury for five years. She was a loving wife and mother.
Survivors: Husband, Ray Martindale of Granbury; son, Wesley Martindale of Granbury; parents, Rudy Bradon of Dallas and Shirley Castanza of New York; brother, Brian Bradon of New York; sister, Connie Fisher of New York; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000

Freda V. McCrory
RIVER OAKS -- Freda Vaught McCrory, 91, died Sunday at home.
Funeral: 11 a.m. today at John Knox Presbyterian Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.
Memorials: Memorial or Building Fund, John Knox Presbyterian Church, 1500 Shenna Blvd., River Oaks 76114.
Freda McCrory was born Jan. 8, 1905, in Reese, Kan. She had resided in the area since July 1942. She was the oldest member of the congregation of John Knox Presbyterian. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Staton McCrory, on Aug. 14, 1989; they were married Aug. 18, 1941. They owned and operated the San Mar Restaurant in River Oaks.
The family would like to express a very special thank-you to Margaret Strickland, Kathleen Hagan and Thelma Wafer.
Survivors: Daughter, Betty Caudle of River Oaks; two grandchildren, R.V. Hill Jr. of Fort Worth and Sandy Kays of Hurst; three great-grandchildren, the Rev. Michael N. Kays and his wife, Sally of Lexington, Tenn., Jeffrey L. Kays and his wife, Gina of Arlington and Margaret L. Kays of Fort Worth; great-great- grandchild, Patrick Charles Kays of Lexington, Tenn.; and a host of friends.
Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341

Vesta Nash
PATILLO -- Vesta "Toad" Nash, 94, a homemaker, died Monday at a Stephenville nursing home.
Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Patillo Baptist Church in Patillo. Burial: Johnson Cemetery in Dennis.
Vesta Nash was born Sept. 1, 1901, in Dennis. She was a Sunday school teacher at Patillo Baptist Church for 35 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, G.C. Nash, whom she married on July 30, 1920, in Weatherford.
Survivors: Daughters and son-in-law, Patsy and Ray Walters of Loop and LaWanda Long of Patillo; sister and brother-in-law, Louise and M.H. Kelley of Weatherford; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two nephews.
Wiley's Chapel
Lipan, (817) 646-2255

John V. Prince
FORT WORTH -- John Vernon Prince, 87, state insurance manager for Modern Woodman of America, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital.
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Birchman Baptist Church. Burial: Springtown Cemetery in Springtown.
John Vernon Prince was born Jan. 12, 1909, in Springtown. He was employed by Modern Woodman of America for 45 years. He was a member and deacon of Birchman Baptist Church in Fort Worth. He was also a member of Ridglea Masonic Lodge 1341 and was a reserve officer for the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department. He was a former Springtown resident.
Mr. Prince was preceded in death by four brothers, two sisters and his parents.
Survivors: Wife, Ruby Prince of Fort Worth; three sons, Johnny E. Prince of Fort Worth, Bill G. Prince of Salida, Colo., and Bob G. Prince of Waco; daughter, Linda K. Larson of Stratford; sister, Lois Bane of Tishomingo, Okla.; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great- grandchildren.
White's Funeral Home
Springtown, (817) 220-7111

Della A. Reynolds
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Della Azzalee Gann Reynolds, 93, a retired department store cashier, died Sunday at a local nursing home.
Funeral: 3 p.m. today at Bean- Massey-Burge Funeral Home in Grand Prairie. Burial: Southland Memorial Park.
Della Reynolds was born Dec. 15, 1902, in Gorman.
Survivors: Daughters and son-in-law, Hazel Reynolds Files of Arlington and Barbara and John Points of Grand Prairie; granddaughter and husband, Caye and Steve Sullivan of Tyler; great- grandchildren, Cyndi, Michael and Stephen Sullivan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home
Grand Prairie, (214) 263-7200

John D. Robins
ARLINGTON -- John DeWalt Robins, 81, a retired pattern maker in the iron industry, died Monday in Mansfield.
Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
John Robins was born Aug. 30, 1914, in Erie, Pa. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Palm Coast, Fla. He was active with Palm Harbor Golf Club in Palm Coast, Fla.
Memorials: First Baptist Church of Arlington.
Survivors: Wife of 30 years, Sylvia Robins of Arlington; stepson, Ronald Hagan of Arlington; stepdaughters, Ruth Simmons of Fort Worth and Linda Stathis of Arlington; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Moore Funeral Home
1219 N. Davis Drive, 275-2711

Elizabeth Schmulen
FORT WORTH -- Elizabeth Margaret Good Schmulen, 72, a registered nurse, died Saturday in Fort Worth.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Porter Loring Mortuary. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials: American Cancer Society or a charity of choice.
Elizabeth Margaret Good Schmulen was born in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, on March 16, 1924. She was the oldest child of Margaret Ellenwood Good and John Victor Good, who were pioneer homesteaders in western Canada from Indiana. Beth, as she was known to her family, went to live with grandparents in Hancock, Mich., to ease the burden on the family after her father died when she was young. She graduated from high school in Hancock and entered Butterworth School of Nursing in Grand Rapids, Mich.
After graduating from nursing school, she became a citizen of the United States and joined the Army Nursing Corps. As a lieutenant in the Nursing Corps, her first assignment was at the post hospital at Camp Grant, Ill. There she met Lt. James A. Schmulen Jr. and they were married at Camp Grant on Feb. 8, 1946.
When her husband was assigned to Europe, she resigned her Army commission and accompanied him overseas. Beth and James lived in Germany until he was reassigned to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. In San Antonio, Beth returned to nursing at the Nix hospital and as a school nurse at San Antonio Junior College. After retiring from nursing, she embarked on a second career with H&R Block.
She was very active in the local and state chapters of the Society of Mayflower Descendants and in the San Antonio and Texas chapters of the Dental Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Thomas Rogers Society, San Antonio KiAnns and Grace Presbyterian Church.
Beth died August 17, 1996, in Fort Worth. She and her husband had recently moved to Arlington from San Antonio to be nearer their children.
Survivors: Husband, Dr. James A. Schmulen Jr.; their son, James A. Schmulen III and his wife, Vicki, and their children, Matthew, Jeffrey and Mark; their daughter, Ann Elise and her husband, Martin Karpowicz, and their son, Scott. Surviving in Canada are her sisters, Dorothy Oxtoby and Bernie Holbrook; brothers, Glenn Good and John Good; one uncle, Rod Ellenwood; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Porter Loring Mortuary
San Antonio, (210) 227-8221

Stevens S. Smith
GAINESVILLE -- Stevens S. Smith, 46, a Wal-Mart store manager, died Sunday at Lake Kiowa.
Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Clement- Keel Funeral Home. Burial: Memory Gardens Cemetery in Victoria.
Memorials: American Cancer Society or Cooke County Home Hospital.
Stevens S. Smith was born Oct. 29, 1949, in Jonesboro, Ark.
Clement-Keel Funeral Home
Gainesville, (817) 665-4341

Wilson P. Stafford
COVINGTON -- Wilson P. Stafford, 30, an LVN for Harris Methodist Systems, died Sunday in Covington.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. today in Kimbell Cemetery in Kopperl.
Wilson Paul Stafford was born Feb. 3., 1966.
Martin's Funeral Home
Cleburne, (817) 558-3250

Mary F.P. Swindle
FORT WORTH -- Mary Frances Pulliam Swindle, 63, a retired hotel accountant, died Sunday at home.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Mary Frances Pulliam Swindle was born Jan. 18, 1933, in Somerville. She was very involved in genealogy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy P. Swindle, in 1994.
Survivors: Daughter, Abby Crager and husband, William Lufkin; son, Nathan Swindle of Fort Worth; sisters, Helen Black of Watauga and Patsy Montgomery of Springtown; grandchildren, Spencer Swindle, Shan Crager, Steven Crager, Andrew Crager and Heather Crager; and great-grandchild, Shan Thomas William Crager.
Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Millard Van Tice
FORT WORTH -- Millard Van Tice, 66, a lab techncian, died Saturday at his brother's home.
Memorial service: At a later date in California.
Millard Van Tice was born March 12, 1930, in Madge, Okla.
Survivors: Sons, Tyler Tice, Tracy Tice and Jeff Tice, all of Paradise, Calif.; daughter, Laurie Tice of Susanville, Calif.; brothers, James Tice and Wesley Tice, both of Fort Worth, and Lee Tice and Robert Tice, both of Sacramento, Calif.; and sister, Helen Smith of Sacraemento, Calif.
Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

Odis J. Treadway Sr.
FORT WORTH -- Odis J. Treadway Sr., 77, a retired maintenance technician, died Monday in Fort Worth.
Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 tonight.
Odis J. Treadway Sr. was born Nov. 20, 1918, in Pollock, La. He was a retired Air Force master sergeant. Mr. Treadway was a World War II and Korean War veteran. He was a member of Riverside Baptist Church.
Survivors: Wife, Melba Treadway of Fort Worth; sons, Odis J. Treadway Jr. of Dallas, Roy W. Treadway of Fort Worth and Michael D. Treadway of Keller; sister, Ethel Boren of Pollock, La.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a dear friend, John Corpus of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Virgil L. Vernor
CORPUS CHRISTI -- Virgil L. Vernor, 91, passed away Sunday at a hospital.
Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Cage-Mills Funeral Directors. Burial: 2:30 p.m. today in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Gonzales.
Memorials: American Cancer Society or Alzheimer's Association.
Mr. Vernor was born in Dewville on April 7, 1905. He attended school in Gonzales and graduated from the University of Texas. He was employed by Central Power and Light Co. for 43 years. He held the position of manager of engineering at the time of his retirement in 1970. He was a registered professional engineer in Texas and a life member of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. He was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church. Virgil was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Ruth Pierce Vernor.
Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, James L. and Judy L. Vernor of Arlington; daughter and son-in-law, Susan N. and James P. Smith of Fort Worth; brother, W.R. Vernor of Modesto, Calif.; six grandchildren, James L. Vernor Jr. and his wife, Jill, Jeffrey L. Vernor and his wife, Christy, Jennifer L. Waltersheid and her husband, Darren, Cindy Pimpo and her husband, Stephen J., Amy Nettle and her husband, Austin, and Anjanette Smith; and five great- grandchildren, Jamie L. and Jacqueline Vernor and Stephen, Michael and Caleb Pimpo.
Cage-Mills Funeral Directors
Corpus Christi, (512) 884-1585

John W. Wilder
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. -- John W. Wilder, 98, a retired maintenance supervisor for Bell Helicopter Textron, died Saturday in Panama City, Fla.
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery.
John Wilder was born March 26, 1898. He was a longtime member of Bellview Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Wilder.
Survivors: Daughters, Mrs. Katryna Atkins of Panama City, Fla., and Mrs. Kathleen Coffin of Oklahoma City; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
Panama City, Fla., (904) 763-4694

Patricia A. Wilson
FORT WORTH -- Patricia Ann Wilson, 67, a homemaker, died Friday at home.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. today at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Ron Johnson, Sean Hanna, Christopher Cooper, John Wilson III, John Wilson IV and Jacqueline Cooper.
Memorials: Community Hospice of Texas, 1000 Summit Ave., Fort Worth 76201.
Patricia Wilson was born Feb. 20, 1929, in Indianapolis, Ind. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors: Husband, John C. Wilson Jr. of Fort Worth; son, John C. Wilson III of Azle; daughters, Teresa Ann Bradshaw of Albuquerque, N.M., and Carol Sue Johnson of Denton; sisters, Millie Robbins of San Antonio, Mary Campbell of Cumby and Betty Branum of Alabama; and seven grandchildren.
Schmitz-Floyd-Anderson Funeral Home
Denton, (817) 382-2214

Opal P. Wright
FORT WORTH -- Opal P. Wright, 98, a homemaker, died Sunday in Hurst.
Funeral: 3 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.
Memorials: Christ Haven Children's Home in Keller.
Opal P. Wright was born Sept. 28, 1897, in Lee County, Va. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be missed dearly. She attended school in Leonard prior to moving to the Metroplex. She had been a resident of Fort Worth since the late 1920s. Mrs. Wright was a dedicated worker for the Church of Christ and was a member of Rosemont Church of Christ. She was an avid artist and seamstress.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, James M. Wright, in 1948, and a son, James Arden Wright, in 1926.
Survivors: Daughter, Virginia Lee Grant; grandchildren, Melissa Grant Tolnay, Tony A. Grant and Gina Lynn Bynum; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

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