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Published Aug. 22, 1996

Margarita Armendariz
BEDFORD -- Margarita Armendariz, 46, a school teacher, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Burial: Resurrection Cemetery in South San Gabriel, Calif. Wake: 7 tonight at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Margarita Armendariz was born Aug. 6, 1950, in South Gate, Calif. She was a teacher at Keller Middle School and a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church.

Survivors: Husband, Raul Armendariz; son, Jon Andrew Armendariz; daughter, Vanessa Lee Armendariz; parents, Rafael and Carmen Zuniga; brothers, Rafael Jr., Joseluis, Peter, Jesse, Fernando and Gerado Zuniga; and sisters, Maria St. Cyr, Carmen Gonzales, Gloria Vazquez and Veronica Zuniga.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Kyle W. Bagby
GRANBURY -- Kyle W. Bagby, 57, a retired band director at Granbury High School, died Tuesday at an Azle hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Granbury. Burial: Holly Hills Memorial Park in Granbury.

Kyle Bagby was born Oct. 6, 1938, in Lampasas. He was the Granbury High School band director for 22 years before his retirement. He was a graduate of Abilene Christian College and North Texas State University. He had lived in Granbury since 1965.

He married Ruth S. Shelby, July 21, 1962, in Abilene. 

Survivors: Wife, Ruth Bagby of Granbury; son, Kevin Wayne Bagby of The Colony; and daughter and son-in-law, Amy Beth and Darrell Birdett of Pflugerville.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

Jack Barron
GRANBURY -- Jack Barron, 65, a retired Air Force veteran, died Tuesday at a Granbury hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday in Acton Cemetery in Acton. 

Jack Barron was born July 23, 1931, in Detroit. 

A tech flight engineer, Sgt. Jack Barron retired out of Kelly Air Force Base, San Antonio. Upon retirement, he became an active member of the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department. He was a former resident of Fort Worth and moved to Granbury 15 years ago. He was the son of Theodore and Elenor Barron.

May he soar with the angels above always.

Survivors: Wife, Marilyn Barron of Granbury; sons, Gary Barron of Walnut Springs and Brian K. Barron of Frisco; daughters, Debbie Ruiz of Benbrook and Sharon Steenton of Howell, N.J.; sisters, Sue Lutch of North Richland Hills; 10 grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

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. today at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Burial: St. Mary Cemetery in West.

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 chairwoman 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
 

Ross H. Caldwell
MINERAL WELLS -- Ross H. Caldwell, 87, a carpenter, died Tuesday at a Mineral Wells hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Baum- Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home in Mineral Wells. Burial: Staggs Prairie Cemetery in Palo Pinto County. 

Ross Caldwell was born Oct. 7, 1908, in Snyder. 

Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner
Mineral Wells, (817) 325-4422
 

Thomas L. Caldwell
FORT WORTH -- Thomas L. Caldwell, 62, a line foreman for the city of Fort Worth who retired in 1994, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at St. Christopher Episcopal Church. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth.

Thomas Caldwell was born April 14, 1934, in Crawford. He lived in Fort Worth for 50 years. He worked for the city of Fort Worth for 24 years. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. He was an avid sports fan and outdoorsman. He worked for the Fred Parker Co. for two years after retirement from the city. He was a member of St. Christopher Episcopal Church.

Survivors: Wife of 42 years, Beverly Caldwell of Fort Worth; sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Jenniffer Caldwell of Fort Worth, and Thomas Jr. and Cyndi Caldwell of Glenpool, Okla.; sister, Billye Pennington of Hurst; grandsons, Tommy Caldwell, Christopher Thomas Caldwell, Jacob Stowe and Sean Caldwell; and granddaughter, Morgan Victoria Caldwell.

Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth
7100 Crowley Road, 293-1350
 

Morris F. Caywood
JACKSBORO -- Morris F. Caywood, 57, owner of Caywood Transportation, died Friday in Maricopa, Ariz.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at Coker Funeral Home in Jacksboro. Burial: Springtown Cemetery.

Morris Caywood was born Dec. 7, 1938, in Fort Worth. 

Coker Funeral Home
Jacksboro, (817) 567-3778
 

Albert D. Clark Jr.
FORT WORTH -- Albert Dale Clark Jr., 62, a retired elevator mechanic, passed away Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Friday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Albert Dale Clark Jr. was born Dec. 25, 1933, in Galveston, the first child of Albert D. and Willa Mabus Clark. The family moved to the Fort Worth area in 1940.

Dale was a graduate of Birdville High School (now Haltom High) in Haltom City and Arlington State College (now the University of Texas at Arlington) in Arlington, Texas. He served in the Air Force from 1953 to 1957, with overseas duty in Germany, England and Libya.

In 1958, he went to work for Westinghouse Elevator Co., which later became Schindler Elevator Co. He retired from Schindler on Feb. 1, 1996. He was a member of the International Union of Elevator Constructors, or I.U.E.C., Local 21, where he served several terms on the executive board.

He was a member of Panther City Lodge No. 1183 A.F.&A.M. and Scottish Rite, Fort Worth Bodies, and was a member of American Legion Post No. 626 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8235. Dale was a deeply loved and loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend.

Survivors: Wife, Lenore; son, Anthony Smith of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Lee and Robert N. Pastor of Lawrenceville, Ga.; grandchildren, Robert Pastor II and Taylor Alysse Pastor of Lawrenceville; mother, Willa Clark of Fort Worth; brother, Jess Clark of Carrollton; and nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Mount Olivet Funeral Home
2301 N. Sylvania Ave., 831-0511
 

Temple D. Cottle
EULESS -- Temple D. Cottle, 79, retired owner of a landscape business, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 12 noon Friday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. Burial: Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight.

Temple D. Cottle was born Oct. 15, 1916.

Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow
McKinney, (214) 542-2601
 

Mary Agnes 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.

Memorials: American Cancer Society or First United Methodist Church.

Mary Agnes Fraley was born Aug. 10, 1912, in Coffeyville, Kan. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and was a past president of United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Story Tellers League and the Woman's Club of Fort Worth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond M. Fraley, in 1972.

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
 

Flora M. Gizzonio
FORT WORTH -- Flora Maria Gizzonio, 98, co-owner of Risi Ice Cream Manufacturing Co., died Wednesday at a Bedford hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at St. George Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Rosary: 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Flora Gizzonio was born June 19, 1898, in Monte Cassino, Naples, Italy.

At the age of 4 years, she moved to Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. She lived there until 1939. During World War II, she moved to Derby, England. She moved to the United States in 1956. She married Antonio Gizzonio in 1921. She was a businesswoman and co-owner of the family-owned ice cream manufacturing company.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio Gizzonio, in 1946.

Survivors: Sons, Lou Gizzonio and Ennio Gizzonio, both of Derby; daughter, Yolanda Scheets of Fort Worth; eight grandchildren; and 16 great- grandchildren.

Mount Olivet Funeral Home
2301 N. Sylvania Ave., 831-0511
 

Caryn A. Gregory
KELLER -- Caryn Amanda Gregory, 20, a day-care teacher, died Tuesday in Irving.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Haltom Road Baptist Church. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at Thompson's Harveson & Cole.

Caryn Amanda Gregory was born Aug. 31, 1975, in Frankfurt, Germany. She was a graduate of Keller High School and a member of Haltom Road Baptist Church. She loved caring for young people and loved kittens. Miss Gregory died after several months' illness from a brain tumor.

Survivors: Parents, Glenn and Catherine Gregory of Keller; brother, Glenn Gregory Jr. of Keller; paternal grandmother, Mary Jo Berry of Fort Worth; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clay E. Chester of Fort Worth.

Thompson's Harveson & Cole
702 Eighth Ave., 336-0345
 

C.D. Grigsby
CLEBURNE -- C.D. Grigsby, 74, a retired salesman for Owen and Hindman Used Cars, died Wednesday in Cleburne.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Friday at Field Street Baptist Church in Cleburne. Entombment: Greenacres Mausoleum. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.

C.D. Grigsby was born Aug. 1, 1922, in Venus.

Martin's Funeral Home
Cleburne, (817) 558-3250
 

Jimmie L. Hafford
DE LEON -- Jimmie Lois Hafford, 70, a clerk for the city of De Leon, died Wednesday at a De Leon hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church. Burial: Downing Cemetery.

Nowlin Funeral Home
De Leon, (817) 893-5104
 

Paul Harris
FORT WORTH -- Paul Harris, 64, a retired Tarrant County sheriff's deputy, died Monday at home.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Second Christian Church. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Wake: 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors.

Paul Harris was born March 23, 1932, in Austin. He retired in 1988.

Survivors: Daughter, Sharnon Harris; sisters, Pauline Rector, his twin, and Ella Morgan, Minnie Jones and Birdie Mae Hacketta; a host of grandchildren; stepsons, Kenneth Carey, Jimmy Carey, Gary Carey and Grady Baylor; stepdaughters, Gena Elzy, Delaine White, Sandra Carey and Joleen Carey; special friend, Gloria Williams; and favorite nephew, Willie Harris.

Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors
4000 Miller Ave., 531-8666
 

Katie L. Hayward
FORT WORTH -- Katie L. Hayward, 81, a retired housekeeper, died Tuesday at a Euless hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Williams Funeral Chapel. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Katie Hayward was born Feb. 13, 1915, in Woodlawn, La.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Texas City.

Survivors: Sons, Scott Boone Jr. of Fort Worth and Glen M. Hayward of Galveston; adopted daughter, Mary Moore; brothers, Richard Strange, Marshall Strange and Howard Strain; sisters, Alabama Russell and Elmina Hollins; 15 grandchildren; 26 great- grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Mattie Boone.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

William J. Hewitt
FORT WORTH -- William Jay Hewitt, 41, a carpenter, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Bethany Rest Cemetery in Johnson County.

William Jay Hewitt was born April 11, 1955, in Los Angeles.

Survivors: Mother and stepfather, Reba and M.R. Johnson of Cleburne; father and stepmother, Harold and Avanell Hewitt of Fort Worth; brothers, Rick Hewitt of Everman, Milton Hewitt of Saginaw and Steven Hewitt of Grapevine; and sister, Cheryl Gault of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield
Cleburne, (817) 558-2322
 

Genelda P. Hoffman
FORT WORTH -- Genelda P. Hoffman, 59, a homemaker, died Wednesday at home.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Friday in Ashcreek Cemetery in Azle. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Genelda P. Hoffman was born Feb. 22, 1937, in Snyder. 

Survivors: Sister, Sue Gilley; three nephews; two great-nieces; and one great-nephew.

The Memorial Chapel
1207 S. Cherry Lane, 246-4988
 

Harry G. Humpa
ARLINGTON -- Harry George Humpa, 73, a machinist, died Wednesday in Dallas.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Memorials: Trinity United Methodist Church.

Harry Humpa was born April 2, 1923, in Chicago. He lived in Arlington for 18 years.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a World War II veteran serving in Italy in the infantry. He was a member of I.D.T.A. and volunteered at Arlington Charities. He was devoted loving husband, father and grandfather and was loved by many friends. Harry's life was a sacred journey. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gene Humpa, in 1986.

Survivors: Wife, Bonnie Kear Humpa of Arlington for nine years; daughter, Gayle Humpa of Dallas; stepdaughters, Jerilyn Caldwell, Amanda Spiars and Katherine Kear, all of Arlington, and Belinda Walsh of Keller; sisters, Elaine Hughes of Arlington and Helen Thompson of Chicago. and grandchildren, Megan and Ashley.

Moore Funeral Home
1219 N. Davis Drive, 275-2711
 

Cheryl Ann Kirtley
MANSFIELD -- Cheryl Ann Kirtley, 49, a bookkeeper for Ray's Drug Stores, died Wednesday at an Irving hospital.

Funeral: 7 p.m. Friday at Blessing Funeral Home in Mansfield.

Cheryl Ann Kirtley was born Aug. 6, 1947, in Chestertown, Md. He was a member of Retta Baptist Church and Arlington Gun Club.

Survivors: Husband, Kenneth Kirtley Jr. of Mansfield; sons, Kenneth Dwayne Kirtley of Mansfield and Kenneth James Kirtley of Fort Worth; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Townsend of Arlington; sister, Marcia Townsend of Winnie; and grandchild, K.C. Kirtley of Little Rock, Ark.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555
 

George Livingston
WHITE SETTLEMENT -- George Livingston, 69, a grocery clerk, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 3:30 p.m. Friday in Greenwood Memorial Park.

George Livingston was born Dec. 6, 1926, in Boston and had lived in the Fort Worth area since 1970. He was a World War II Army veteran.

Survivors: Wife, Ann Livingston of White Settlement; sons, John Livingston of Fort Worth, Stanley Livingston of Florida and Bruce Livingston and David Livingston, both of Fort Worth; daughter, Barbara Stratton of Utah; and 12 grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Melvin H. Massey
FORT WORTH -- Melvin H. Massey, 84, a retired television sales and service man, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Melvin H. Massey was born May 2, 1912, in Kelley, N.M.

He grew up in East Texas and north of the McKinney area. He moved to Fort Worth in 1937. He worked in Dallas, Houston and Fort Worth in the restaurant business and later had a TV and appliance business in Fort Worth for 30 years. He was a member of the Texas Electronics Association. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Marie.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Doris and David "Griff" Hughes of Fort Worth; sister, Mrs. Leona Howell of Anna; sisters-in-law, Judy Gibson and Mary Gonzales, both of Dallas; grandchildren, Lori and husband, Randy Eagleton, of Springtown; and great- granddaughter, Merrick Marie Eagleton of Springtown.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Kattie L. McMeens
DE LEON -- Kattie Lynn McMeens, a newborn, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 4 p.m. today at First Baptist Church. Burial: De Leon Cemetery.

Survivors: Parents, Bobby and Jennifer McMeens of De Leon; grandparents, Roger and Vickie Pounds of De Leon and Bobby and Margie McMeens Sr. of Justin; and great-grandparents, Dean and Gidys Pounds of De Leon and Houston and Violet Dawkins of De Leon.

Nowlin Funeral Home
De Leon, (817) 893-5104
 

Thelma Mae Moore
MINERAL WELLS -- Thelma Mae Moore, 87, a dry cleaners operator, died Wednesday at a Mineral Wells hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Baum- Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home. Burial: Elmwood Cemetery in Mineral Wells.

Thelma Mae Moore was born Feb. 22, 1909, in Palo Pinto County.

Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner
Mineral Wells, (817) 325-4422
 

Margaret E. Moreland
FORT WORTH -- Margaret Edith Moreland, 80, a homemaker and a food service worker, died Monday at a son's home in College Station.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Arlington Heights Church of Christ. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Margaret Edith Moreland was born in Marshall, Ark., on Sept. 19, 1915, to Green Berry and Margaret Edith Baker. There were 15 children, including a set of triplets and two sets of twins. Mar/- garet was an identical twin whose sister, Billie, died at 19. Mrs. Moreland was the last child of that family.

Margaret Moreland moved to Mineral Wells in 1952 and worked at the Baker Hotel for more than 12 years before moving to Fort Worth. She was a familiar face at the Baker Hotel Coffee Shop and always had a ready smile and friendly word for everyone. She retired in 1975 after 40 years as a food service worker. Her four children all attended school in Mineral Wells.

Mrs. Moreland loved to work in her vegetable and flower gardens. She especially loved to can and put up the items she grew. She made numerous quilts and craft items, which she lovingly gave to members of her family and friends. Through her long and active life, her family was the most important thing to her.

Survivors: Sons, Richard G. Gauthier of College Station and Rickey A. Gauthier of Fort Worth; daughters, Carolyn Reasoner of Mineral Wells and Dorothy Sanders of Safety Harbor, Fla.; five granddaughters, Bobbie Townsend, Margaret Pittman, Tobi Sanders Sylvester, Cari Reagin and Amanda Gauthier; and six great-grandchildren, Marcus and Martin Pittman, Andrew Townsend, twins Meredith and Leslie Dyer Reagin IV and Ryan Sanders Sylvester.

Brown, Gause-Ware, Owens & Brumley
425 S. Henderson St., 335-4557
 

Opal A. Parchman
FORT WORTH -- Opal Acuff Parchman, 84, retired business office manager for River Crest Country Club, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth nursing center.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Opal Acuff Parchman was born Sept. 6, 1911, in Fort Worth. She was a longtime member of Oakhill Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Parchman enjoyed many years of RVing in several camping clubs. She was a member of the Cactus Kickers Square Dance Club and participated in delivery of Meals-on-Wheels.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, William J. "Jack" Parchman.

Survivors: Sons, James Vance Parchman and his wife, Kara Jean, of Arlington, and W.J. Parchman and his wife, Patti, of Fort Worth; daughter, Jacqueline Parchman Pitts and her husband, Michael, of Bedford; brother-in-law, George Anderson of Weatherford; sister-in-law, Patricia P. Craft of Burleson; grandchildren, William Jay Parchman, Tommy Ray Parchman, Stephen James Reed, Jacqueline Renee' Tuck, Pamala Parchman Frazier and Cyndia Parchman; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mount Olivet Funeral Home
2301 N. Sylvania Ave., 831-0511
 

Clara M. Pirkle
FORT WORTH -- Clara Mae Pirkle, 77, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 8 a.m. to 12 noon today at Lucas Funeral Home on N. Sylvania Ave.

Clara Mae Pirkle was born Feb. 2, 1919, in Craighead County, Ark. She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas Howard Pirkle.

Survivors: Husband, Tommie Lee Pirkle of Fort Worth; daughters, Shirley Jones, Linda Penn and Paulette Butler, all of Fort Worth; brothers, James Paul and Gerald Lee Combs; sisters, Faye Upchurch and Jennie Lou Vaughan; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great- grandchildren.

Lucas Funeral Home
517 N. Sylvania Ave., 838-2336
 

Zan G. Pitt
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Zan Gray Pitt, 56, a retired lithographer, passed away Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Burial: 11 a.m. Saturday in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at Bill Merritt Funeral Service in Oklahoma City.

Zan Pitt was born and raised in Fort Worth and was a resident of Oklahoma City for the last six years. He was a retired lithographer of 37 years and had been employed by Stafford Lowden of Fort Worth and Southwestern Bell's Times Journal of Oklahoma City. Zan was loved by many and will be missed by many family and friends.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Survivors: Wife of six years, Susan E. Pitt; daughter, Carrie Twickler of Sherman; brother, Allen Pitt of Fort Worth; grandson, Trey Twickler of Sherman; and Liz Walker, Sandy Akers and Jimmy Hyatt, all of Oklahoma City.

Bill Merritt Funeral Service
Oklahoma City, (405) 789-5622
 

L.D. Proctor
FORT WORTH -- L.D. "Prock" Proctor, 77, a welder, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Friday at Blue Mound Liberty Baptist Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Mr. Proctor was born Sept. 28, 1918, in Durant, Okla.

Survivors: Wife, Velma Proctor of Blue Mound; daughter and son-in-law, Jean Gilland and Garry Gilland of Blue Mound; brother, Granville Proctor of Duncan, Okla.; sisters, Elsie Woody of Duncan and Menville Dillard of Cross Plains; grandchildren, Garry, Deborah, Dickie, Roy and DeLisa of Fort Worth; and eight great-grandchildren.

Mount Olivet Funeral Home
2301 N. Sylvania Ave., 831-0511
 

Sam R. Sloan Jr.
BRECKENRIDGE -- Sam Ross Sloan Jr., 77, a rancher, died Tuesday at home.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. today in Breckenridge Cemetery.

Sam Ross Sloan Jr. was born Oct. 6, 1918, in Breckenridge.

Morehart Mortuary
Breckenridge, (817) 559-5421
 

Elmer L. Smith
PILOT POINT -- Elmer L. "Sonny" Smith, 53, a machinist for North Texas Valve in Pilot Point, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Huff/Slay Funeral Home.

Elmer L. "Sonny" Smith was born Nov. 21, 1942, in Houston.

Huff/Slay Funeral Home
Pilot Point, (817) 686-2277
 

Ruby Mae Stone
GRAHAM -- Ruby Mae Stone, 88, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Graham.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at McMillan- Satterwhite Funeral Home. Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery in Graham.

Memorials: Charity of choice.

Ruby Mae Stone was born Jan. 15, 1908, in Oklahoma.

McMillan-Satterwhite Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-3773
 

Lilla S. Swindall
GRANBURY -- Lilla S. Swindall, 87, an LVN, died Tuesday at a Granbury nursing home.

Memorial service: A celebration of her life will be held later.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers or monetary memorials, Mrs. Swindall requested an act of kindness for someone.

Lilla S. Swindall was born April 1, 1909, in Van Zandt County and had resided in Granbury for one year. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.O. Swindall, and her son, Scott Swindall.

Survivors: Daughters and sons-in- law, Jenean and Dr. Bernie Young of Granbury and Billie Sue and Dr. Dale Granger of Centreville, Md.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

Opal May Vaughn
WEATHERFORD -- Opal May Vaughn, 84, a retired cook and waitress, died Tuesday in Weatherford.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Friday in Eliasville Cemetery.

Opal May Vaughn was born April 1, 1912, in Sand Flat.

McMillan-Satterwhite Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-3773
 

Sanders Williams
FORT WORTH -- Sanders Williams, 76, a cook in Mississippi who retired in 1984, died Saturday at a local emergency room.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Home. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Sanders Williams was born July 30, 1920, in Cayutako, Miss. He was a member of New Life Holy Temple Church and a licensed minister.

Survivors: Wife, Lillie Williams of Fort Worth; sons, Clinton Trotter and George Bell; daughters, Jacquelyn Komalafe, Willie Bell and Carolyn Daniels; brother, Tommy Smith; 10 grandchildren; special niece, Willie Lindsey; special nephew, Guy Tucker; three great-nephews; and three great-nieces.

Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors
4000 Miller Ave., 531-8666
 

Edward Yaites
FORT WORTH -- Edward Yaites Sr., 67, a retired packer with Central Soyer Co., died Aug. 17 at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Paradise Baptist Church in the Riverside community. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Edward Yaites was born June 19, 1929, in Wolfe City.

He was a member of Paradise Baptist Church.

Survivors: Sons, James R. Yaites of Watauga and Edward Yaites Jr. of Irving; daughters, Joan E. Rischer of Fort Worth, Lemmie Johnson of Red Oak and Kathy Turner of Fort Worth; mother, Lemmie Yaites of Fort Worth; 22 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and a first cousin that was like a brother, Richard Kellsey.

Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors
4000 Miller Ave., 531-8666 

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