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Published Aug. 21, 1996

James D. Anderson
FORT WORTH -- James Dean Anderson, 34, a laborer, died Monday in Fort Worth.
Funeral: No service is planned.
James Anderson was born Feb. 17, 1962.
Survivors: Father, Elwood Anderson of Grand Prairie.
Baumgardner Funeral Home
3704 Highway 377 S., 731-8400

Sammie G. Anderson
FORT WORTH -- Sammie Gay Anderson, 45, a saleswoman for Bradley Group Insurance Co., died Monday in Fort Worth.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Thursday at Saginaw United Methodist Church.
Memorials: Saginaw United Methodist Church.
Sammie Anderson was born Sept. 4, 1950, in Weatherford.
She was a lifetime area resident, a member of Saginaw United Methodist Church, the Comanchero Riding Club and the Aztec Riding Club and was a graduate of Weatherford High School.
Survivors: Husband, Gary Anderson of Fort Worth; daughters, Mindy Anderson of Fort Worth and Melody Heidt of Weatherford; mother, Melba Bradley of Weatherford; brother, Jimmy Bradley of Willow Park; sister, Betty Jane Carney of Weatherford; and grandchildren, Kelsey Heidt and Shelby Heidt, both of Weatherford.
The Memorial Chapel
1207 S. Cherry Lane, 246-4988

Earl D. Ash
EULESS -- Earl D. Ash, 84, a retired government employee, died Sunday at home.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.
Earl Ash was born Dec. 13, 1911, in Euless.
He was a lifelong Euless resident. Ash Lane in Euless is named after his father. Many knew Mr. Ash as the little man who sat in his front yard and waved to them every day. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Richland Hills.
Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Mary Bednar
FORT WORTH -- Mary Bednar, 84, retired credit manager for Hogan Office Supply, died Monday at a Fort Worth nursing center.
Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Burial: St. Mary Cemetery in West. Vigil: 7 tonight at Thompson's Harveson & Cole.
Mary Bednar was born May 23, 1912, in West. An active business and professional woman as well as a civic volunteer, she served as president of the Fort Worth Credit Women International (1952-53); as president of the Metropolitan Business and Professional Women's Club (1953-54); as first Catholic president of Church Women United, Fort Worth (1986-87); on the planning committee for the Fort Worth Thanksgiving Festival (1988-91); as chair of the annual prayer breakfast of the Women's Civic Club Council of Fort Worth in 1989 and 1992; and as a workshop leader on aging and religious communities in 1987.
She was a longtime active member and volunteer leader at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Fort Worth and a member of the St. Andrew Ladies Society. She was also a member of the Postal Customer Advisory Council (Townsend Street Post Office). She was honored as a life member of Church Women United in Texas in 1987; as Volunteer of the Year in 1988, Tarrant Area Community of Churches; for outstanding long-term service by the Metropolitan Business and Professional Women in June 1988; and by the Fort Worth school district for her involvement with children through the Adopt-A-School program in 1988.
She received the first biennial "Benediction to Humanity" Award in 1990 from the Fort Worth Diocesan Council of Catholic Women; a certificate of appreciation from the St. Andrew Catholic Church Ladies Society in 1992; and a certificate of apprecation from the University of Texas at Arlington Graduate School of Social Work for her services with the frail elderly.
Mary Bednar retired from Hogan Office Supply in 1965.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Bednar, in 1929, and Lena Sulak Bednar, in 1977.
Survivors: Cousin, Mary Shebesta and her husband, Robert, of West.
Thompson's Harveson & Cole
702 Eighth Ave., 336-0345

Katherine Buris
FORT WORTH -- Katherine Buris, 73, a homemaker, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at Rev's Funeral Parlor.
Katherine Buris was born Jan. 21, 1923, in Abbott. She was a member of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and the usher board.
Survivors: Two sons, M.T. Buris Jr. and Henry Lee Buris, both of Fort Worth; daughter, Ara Marie Buris of Fort Worth; brothers, the Rev. Leester Williams of Lockhart and Napoleon Brooks of Munich, Germany; sisters, Louise Gilliam and Dorothy White, both of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren.
Rev's Funeral Parlor
3615 Vaughn Blvd., 536-0200

Fred A. Devasher
FORT WORTH -- Fred A. Devasher, 75, a retired electrical engineer, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.
Funeral: No service planned. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Fred Devasher was born Sept. 14, 1920, in Kansas City, Mo.
He retired from Bell Helicopter.
Survivors: Wife, Betty Devasher of Fort Worth; stepsons, Kerry Cremean and wife, Cindy, and Larry Cremean and wife, Laverne, all of Fort Worth; stepdaughter, Sherry Nowlin and husband, Ted, of Copperas Cove; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Ella H. Eason
FORT WORTH -- Ella Hickox Eason, 70, retired from Crown Cork & Seal Company, died Monday in Fort Worth.
Graveside service: 3 p.m. today in Morgan Cemetery in Morgan, Texas. Officiating: Charles Wages, pastor of Grace Bible Church of Fort Worth.
Ella Eason was born Dec. 25, 1925, in Peacock. She lived in and was educated in Morgan. She had lived in Fort Worth since 1944.
Survivors: Son, Gary Eason and wife, Nancy, of Longview; daughters, Jennie Swan and her husband, Bailey, and Alice Dullea Eason, all of Fort Worth; sisters, Ruth Williams of Fort Worth and Maud Simons of Waco; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Shannon North Funeral Chapel
111 W. Northside Drive, 624-2191

Mary A. Fraley
FORT WORTH -- Mary Agnes Fraley, 84, a homemaker, died Monday at her daughter's Fort Worth home.
Memorial service: 10 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery in Oklahoma City.
Mary Fraley was born Aug. 10, 1912, in Coffeyville, Kan. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and was a past president of the Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Story Tellers League and the Womans Club of Fort Worth.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond M. Fraley, in 1972.
Memorials: American Cancer Society or First United Methodist Church.
Survivors: Daughter, Ann Lorey of Fort Worth; two grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and sister, Sylvia Nickels of Barnsdall, Okla.
Thompson's Harveson & Cole
702 Eighth Ave., 336-0345

Maxine Freemon
HALTOM CITY -- Maxine Freemon, 83, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. Thursday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.
Maxine Freemon was born Feb. 22, 1913, in Terral, Okla.
She was a Baptist all of her life.
Survivors: Sons, Charles and wife, Norma Diane Freemon, of Fort Worth, and Thomas and wife, Laura Freemon, of Walnut Springs; granddaughters, Margaret Patterson of Fort Worth and Angel Freemon of Walnut Springs; five great-grandchildren (two boys and three girls).
Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Stephen L. Garrett
FORT WORTH -- Stephen L. Garrett, 44, in credit collections, died Tuesday at home.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Stephen Garrett was born April 26, 1952, in Fort Worth.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Margueritte Garrett, two brothers and one nephew.
Survivors: Wife, Linda Garrett of Fort Worth; sons, Raymond Bargas and Andrew Brown, both of Fort Worth; daughters, Candice Bargas and Lacy Bargas, both of Fort Worth, and Merri Marie of Weatherford; sister, Gail Hyndman of Fort Worth; and three grandchildren.
Mount Olivet Funeral Home
2301 N. Sylvania Ave., 831-0511

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. today at University Christian Church, where he was a member, with special pre-service music beginning at 10:20 a.m. Burial: Soda Springs Cemetery.
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 and Fort Worth Symphony 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 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, Trey 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

Donald J. Green Sr.
MINERAL WELLS -- Donald Joe Green Sr., 62, a used-car salesman, died Monday at a Mineral Wells hospital.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Baum- Carlock-Bumgardner. Burial: Staggs Prairie Cemetery in Palo Pinto County.
Mr. Green was born Oct. 21, 1933, in Strawn.
Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner
Mineral Wells, (817) 325-4422

C.M. Hatfield
KINGSLAND -- C.M. "Hat" Hatfield, 85, a real estate broker, died Monday in Kingsland.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Kingsland. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday in Calvary Cemetery in Hennessey, Okla. Wake: 7 tonight at the funeral home. Rev. Ben Verbrugge will officiate.
Memorials: St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Kingsland.
Mr. Hatfield had lived in Kingsland 26 years. He was a former Midland resident. He married Martha Hickman on April l7, 1937, in Hobbs, N.M.
Mr. Hatfield was preceded in death by his parents, George Hatfield and Crystal Josephine Hudson Hatfield. He was a Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus. He had worked for Stanling Oil Co. and he worked for Eddie Chiles at the Western Company. He owned and operated the Hatfield Fishing Lodge along with Hatfield Real Estate in Kingsland.
Survivors: Wife, Martha Hatfield of Kingsland; daughter, Carolyn Hatfield of Marble Falls; son, Ted L. Hatfield of Austin; brother, Homer D. Hatfield of Neosho, Mo.; and grandchildren, Stephen, Hatfield, Ted Hatfield Jr., Jason Hatfield and Tommy Matney; and Mrs. Roger "Lisa" Fry.
Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne
Funeral Home
Kingsland, (915) 338-6767

Glenna M. Holmes
WEATHERFORD -- Glenna Mae Holmes, 52, a retired registered nurse, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. Friday in Resthaven in Houston. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Glenna Mae Holmes was born Nov. 10, 1943, in Manilla, Ark.
She was a 1980 charter member of the Blythe, Ark., Phi Beta Kappa and a member of the Catholic church.
Survivors: Husband, Ben Holmes of Weatherford; son, William Fitzgerald of Memphis, Ind.; daughter, Beth Pilgrim of West Plains, Mo.; parents, Sylvia and Raymond Cook of Blytheville, Ark.; and three grandchildren.
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel
Weatherford, (817) 594-2747

Emma M. Hoover
AZLE -- Emma M. Hoover, 86, a homemaker, died Monday at a Lake Worth care center.
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Azle. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Emma M. Hoover was born March 14, 1910, in Canton, Wis. She was a member of Azle Senior Citizens Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gale Hoover, in 1978, and a 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

James B. Judge
AUSTIN -- James B. Judge, 84, died Monday.
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Cook- Walden Funeral Home. Officiating will be the Rev. David Minnich of University United Methodist Church. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Thursday in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Dallas.
Memorials: American Cancer Society, University United Methodist Church or American Heart Association.
James B. Judge was a member of University United Methodist Church. He lived in Mineola for 33 years before moving to Austin, where he was in the oil and investment business. He attended the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. James enjoyed mathematics as well as oil, gas and engineering classes, which he attended and audited with his son, and he enjoyed life to the fullest, until his last illness.
Mr. Judge was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Julia B. Judge.
Survivors: Son, James P. Judge of Austin; brother, Walter E. Judge of Mineola; nephews, Arthur S. Judge of Mineola, Jack W. Phenix of Arlington and Mike R. Phenix of Lawrence, Kan.; and nieces, Rebecca P. Lundquist of Lincoln, Neb., and Mary Judge Kliner of Tyler.
Cook-Walden Funeral Home
Austin, (512) 454-5611

Kennedy A. Kamara
ARLINGTON -- Kennedy Alexis Kamara, 1 day old, died Sunday in Arlington.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Thursday in Moore Memorial Gardens.
Kennedy Kamara was born Aug. 17, 1996, in Arlington.
Survivors: Mother, Fanta Kamara of Arlington; father, Delton Southern of New Orleans; grandparents, Reginald and Marva McDuffie of Fort Worth; and aunt and uncle, Jamila and Damani Kamara.
Moore Funeral Home
1219 N. Davis Drive, 275-2711

Minnie S. Kelly
BURLESON -- Minnie Stotease Kelly, 73, a homemaker, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Thursday in Cope Cemetery in Retta. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Minnie Kelly was born Oct. 4, 1922, in Mansfield.
Survivors: Daughters, Betty Hilden of Arlington and Judy Ennis of Burleson; brothers, Cecil Brown of Arkansas and Carl Oakley of Burleson; sisters, Nelda Glover of DeQueen, Ark., and Glena Rodes of Idabel, Okla.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Baumgardner Funeral Home
3704 Highway 377 S., 731-8400

A.M. Lambert
WEATHERFORD -- A.M. "Hap" Lambert, 66, a truck driver for Don Carr Construction, died Monday in Mineral Wells.
Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Gibtown Cemetery.
A.M. Lambert was born May 21, 1930, in Sanger and married Janey Reed on June 2, 1950, in Fort Worth.
He was a veteran. He was the son of Paul Franklin Lambert and Edith Lois Atkins Lambert.
Survivors: Wife, Janey Lambert of Weatherford; two sons, Lane Lambert of Chico and Kirk Lambert and his wife, Lisa, of Perrin; and five grandchildren, Justin Lambert, Chad Lambert, Jo Beth Lambert, Samantha Lambert and Jason Lambert.
Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959

Mary C. Matustik
FORT WORTH -- Mary Cassandra Matustik, 57, a medical doctor, died Sunday at home.
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Westcliff United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be conducted at Cook Children's Medical Center with Dr. Roy Martin at a time to be announced. Burial: 3 p.m. Thursday in Waco Memorial Park.
Mary Cassandra Matustik, M.D., 57, was born in Waco on Feb. 16, 1949. She passed away at home on Sunday, Aug. 18, 1996.
Dr. Matustik graduated with honors from Southwest Texas State University at San Marcos in 1971. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, graduating with honors. She served a pediatric residency at Galveston and a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology in 1978. She was an assistant professor pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston from 1978 to 1982 and at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine from 1982 to 1988.
Dr. Matustik joined the medical staff at Cook Children's Medical Center, where she established and directed the pediatric endocrinology department.
Memorials: Cassandra Matustik, MD, Family Resource Library at Cook Children's Medical Center, 801 7th Ave., Fort Worth 76104; Westcliff United Methodist Church, 4833 Selkirk Dr., Fort Worth 76109; or Community Hospice.
Survivors: Son, Tristram Risk; mother Della M. Davis; and brother, Raymond Matustik of Minneapolis, Minn.
Thompson's Harveson & Cole
702 Eighth Ave., 336-0345

Lucylle L. Mayfield
STEPHENVILLE -- Lucylle L. Mayfield, 85, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Stephenville nursing home.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Thursday in Eastlawn Cemetery in Early, Texas.
Lucylle Mayfield was born Feb. 7, 1911, in Orleans, Neb. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Waco.
Survivors: Sister, Elizabeth Winter of Edwardsville, Ill.; grandchildren, Lisa Matthews of Loveland, Colo., and Leslie Vanderpool of Stephenville; and four great-grandchildren.
Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161

Anthony G. McKenna
ARLINGTON -- Anthony G. "Tony" McKenna, 29, an automotive mechanic, died Monday in Arlington.
Memorial service: Pending. Please call 860-7116 for information. Burial: Castleblayney, Ireland.
Anthony McKenna was born June 14, 1967, in Dublin, Ireland. He served in the Irish Army for three years. He had lived in Arlington since May 1994. He was proud of his Irish heritage.
Memorials: Mexican orphanages sponsored by Grace Community Church, 815 W. Park Row, Arlington 76013.
Survivors: Wife, Tisa McKenna of Arlington; parents, Tony and Anna McKenna of Ireland; sisters and brother-in- law, Paula and Anthony McVerry, and Triona McKenna, all of Ireland; grandmother, Mary McBride of Ireland; nephew, Anthony McVerry of Ireland; niece and godchild, Emma Louise McVerry of Ireland; and father-in-law and mother- in-law, Roland and Susan Bobinger of Arlington.
Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681

Geraldine Monroe
FORT WORTH -- Geraldine Monroe, 92, co-owner of Monroe's Restaurant in Georgetown, died Monday at home.
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park.
Mrs. Geraldine Monroe was born Sept. 13, 1903, in Georgetown. She co- owned Monroe's Restaurant with her husband. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.
Survivors: Husband, Jerome Monroe of Fort Worth; son, Marvin L. Monroe, and his wife, Lucy; daughter, Clarice M. Mosley, and her husband, Nathaniel; grandchildren, Stacie Mosley, Louis Drane, Deryl Monroe, Donovan Monroe and Travis Monroe; and great- grandchildren, Romone Drane, Amber Monroe and Davonte Monroe.
Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors
4000 Miller Ave., 531-8666

Curtis Norwood
COMANCHE -- Curtis Norwood, 83, died Tuesday at a Comanche hospital.
Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Board Church Cemetery.
Curtis Norwood was born July 4, 1913, in Hasse, Texas.
Hall & Sons Funeral Home
Comanche, (915) 356-5214

Lola F. Oakes
KELLER -- Lola Frances Oakes, 86, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Keller nursing home.
Graveside service: To be held later in Memorial Park Cemetery in Enid, Okla.
Lola Oakes was born Dec. 27, 1909, in Maypearl.
Survivors: Son, Virgil Oakes of North Richland Hills; brother, John P. Hess of Richland Hills; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Baumgardner Funeral Home
3704 Highway 377 S., 731-8400

Ira Tom Offield
WEATHERFORD -- Ira Tom Offield, 85, died Monday in Weatherford.
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church of Breckenridge. Burial: Breckenridge Cemetery.
Memorials: First United Methodist Church or ]Senior Citizens.
Mr. Offield was born Nov. 29, 1910, in Dickens County. He retired as a law enforcement and security employee of Texas Instruments. He was a former Breckenridge resident.
Morehart Mortuary
Breckenridge, (817) 559-5421

Louise M. Parker
ARLINGTON -- Louise Moore Parker, 81, a retired teacher, died Monday in Arlington.
Funeral: Private graveside service was Tuesday in Parkdale Cemetery.
Louise Parker was born July 17, 1915, in Arlington.
She was an Arlington native, a lifetime member of First Presbyterian Church, and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Woman's Club, and she taught for 29 years. She taught at Tate Springs, Swift Elementary, and retired in 1973. She was a coordinator for Tarrant County Head Start.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Harry, Gumpy and Bob Moore; and by sisters, Nellie Ward Kingrea and Edna Menking.
Survivors: Sons, Hugh Stanton Parker of Arlington; Joseph L. Parker of Kansas City, Kan., and James Henry Parker of Fresno, Calif.; and grandchildren, April Ann Parker and Zachary B. Parker.
Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division St., 548-1791

Clayton E. Persons
CLEBURNE -- Clayton Edward Persons, a newborn, died Sunday in Cleburne.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. today in Itasca Cemetery.
Clayton Persons was born Aug. 18, 1996.
Martin's Funeral Home
Cleburne, (817) 558-3250

Clyde R. Pierce
FORT WORTH -- Clyde R. Pierce, 83, a retired T&P Railroad employee, died Sunday at home.
Funeral: Noon Thursday at Mount Zion Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Clyde R. Pierce was born Feb. 22, 1913, in Robertson County.
He lived in Fort Worth for more than 60 years and was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church for more than 50 years. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Mount Zion, a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Carmen Union and worked part time as a table waiter. He retired from T&P in 1977 after 41 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Gladys Pierce, in 1983.
Survivors: Two sisters, Ruby Lee Hunter of Houston and Mildred Whitmill of Fort Worth; a devoted nephew, Marshall Batts Sr. of Fort Worth; sister-in- law, Arletha Ruth Reese of Fort Worth; and a host of other nephews, nieces and other relatives.
Morris-Bates Mortuary
1700 Evans Ave., 926-6263

Lewis A. Rappoport
GRANBURY -- Lewis A. "Lew" Rappoport, 72, a retired retail salesman, died Saturday at home.
Funeral: 4:30 p.m. today at Martin's Funeral Home.
Lewis Rappoport was born June 19, 1914, in Cincinnati. 
Martin's Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-1154

Ralph C. Schiffert
EULESS -- Ralph C. Schiffert, 87, a retired General Dynamics machinist, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.
Graveside service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Cherry Mound Cemetery in Denison.
Mr. Schiffert was born Jan. 19, 1909, in Denison. He was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church in Fort Worth.
Survivors: Son, Jerry Schiffert, and his wife, Patricia, of Euless; grandchildren, Janice F. Cherry, William M. Schiffert, Mary E. Schiffert and Jerry Schiffert Jr.; and great-grandchildren, Calvin Wayne Mercer, Samantha Ann Cherry and Samuel Albert Cherry Jr.
Restland Funeral Home
Dallas, (214) 238-7111

Melvin C. Shipley
BRIDGEPORT -- Melvin Claude Shipley, 79, who retired from the Acme Brick plant in Bridgeport, died Tuesday at a Decatur hospital.
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Hawkins Funeral Home. Burial: Thomas Cemetery near Bridgeport.
Melvin Shipley was born July 3, 1917, in Chico.
Survivors: Wife, Billie Sue Shipley of Bridgeport; children, Patty and Richard Sipes of Paradise, Sharon and Ron Sanderson of Boyd, and Joe Tom Lambert, Steve and Kelli Lambert and Tim Lambert, all of Paradise; grandchildren, Brent and Connie Sanderson and Briana Lambert; and great-grandchild, Easton Lane Sanderson.
Hawkins Funeral Home
Bridgeport, (817) 683-2211

Bettie J. Stone
BURLESON -- Bettie Joe Stone, 64, a homemaker, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. today in Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Bettie Joe Stone was born Oct. 5, 1931, in McAlester, Okla. She was a member of Garden Acres Baptist Church.
Survivors: Three daughters, Lisa Stone of Burleson, Lori McMurrey of Watauga and Linda Hall of Irving; three brothers, Ralph Wilson of Springfield, Ore., Richard Wilson of Eugene, Ore., and Billy Wilson of Kerrville; five sisters, Pearl Tidwell of Azle, Marie Adair of Enid, Okla., Marcy Wilson of McAlester, Edith Morris of Cucamonga, Calif., and Irene Tennant of Springfield; and five grandchildren, Christopher McMurrey and Falon McMurrey, and Michael, Lisa and James Hazlett.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth
7100 Crowley Road, 293-1350

Lorraine E. Tyler
CLEBURNE -- Lorraine E. Tyler, 58, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Cleburne.
Funeral: private.
Lorraine E. Tyler was born Dec. 15, 1937, in Del Rio.
Martin's Funeral Home
Cleburne, (817) 558-3250

William D. Wilson
ENNIS -- William D. "Bill" Wilson, 68, owner-operator of Wilson's Printer Sales and Service, died Sunday at a Dallas hospital.
Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Lawrence Funeral Home. Officiating: the Rev. Johnny Mansell of Baylor Baptist Church of Ennis. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth.
William D. "Bill" Wilson was born June 27, 1928, in Ann Arbor, Mich., the son of William Warren and Marzetta Allrich Wilson. He graduated in 1946 from St. John High School in St. John, Mich., and attended Michigan State University. He was an electrical engineer and had been employed with Frito-Lay, Elk and Lennox, and retired from Guardian Glass in 1994. Before moving to Ennis, he resided in Gainesville, Fla., where he was a part-time sheriff's deputy and also an electrical lineman for the cities of Ocala and Gainesville.
Bill was actively involved in mizv-no- ko-ko-ryv karate, holding the rank of green belt. He was a founding director of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union in Fort Worth. During World War II, he served in the Navy in the Pacific and in the Special Forces of the Marines in the Korean War. He lived in Fort Worth from 1967 until 1980. His favorite pastime was restoring old tractors and automobiles, and he loved bass fishing.
In 1980, he and his family moved to Ennis. On April 22, 1961, he was married to Roberta Saltzman in Ocala, Fla. They celebrated their 35th anniversary in April.
Survivors: His wife, Roberta, of Ennis; sons, William D. Wilson Jr. of Hawthorne, Fla., Robert Warren Wilson and his wife, Angie, Thomas Wayne Wilson and his wife, Tammy, and James Allen Wilson and his wife, Cindy, all of Conroe, and John Jay Wilson and his wife, Debbie, of Red Oak; daughters, Sharon Louise Olson and her husband, Dennie, of Selma, Tenn., and Patricia Lamphere of Owosso, Mich.; 23 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Lawrence Funeral Home
Ennis, (214) 878-2606

H.T. Carmichael York
WATAUGA -- H.T. Carmichael "Mike" York, 70, a self-employed building contractor, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.
Memorial service: Friday at Harvest Baptist Church in Watauga. Please contact the family for service time.
H.T. York was born July 5, 1926, in Edmonson County, Ky.
He was a member of Harvest Baptist Church and a World War II Navy veteran. He will be laid to rest in Jackson, Mich., with his daughter, Valorie Dawn York, who preceded him in death.
Survivors: Wife, Regina D. York; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Sonia York; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Bill Pietrykowski; brothers, Eugene York and Richard York; sisters, Lovene Dutot, Ernestine Rubert and Pauline Cooke; and eight grandchildren.
Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

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