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Published Aug. 24, 1996

E.L. Boyd
GRANBURY -- E.L. "Ernie" Boyd, a retired fleet mechanic for Coca Cola Bottling Co., died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bethesda Methodist Church. Burial: Bethesda Cemetery.
Mr. Boyd was born in Amarillo.
Martin's Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-1154

Julia M. Britton
FORT WORTH -- Julia Mae Britton, 69, a homemaker, died Thursday at home.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Williams Funeral Chapel.
Julia Mae Britton was born Sept. 27, 1926, in Yellgar, La. She attended public schools in Carthage.
Julia Mae Britton was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. She was a former president of the usher board, served on the Kitchen Committee, was a deaconess and a member of the Mission Society, and sang in the mission choir.
Her husband, Elzie Britton, preceded her in death in 1979.
Survivors: Stepsons, John Owens and James Owens; sister, Bobbie Campbell; nephew, Peter Campbell; and niece, Barbara Boganey.
Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781

Frank D. Bryson
ARLINGTON -- Frank D. Bryson, 54, a 16-year director-controller for Lockheed-Loral Vought Systems, died Thursday in Arlington.
Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 5:30 to 7 p.m. today. Prayer service: 7 p.m. today. Father Joseph Scantlin will officiate.
Mr. Bryson was born Nov. 25, 1941, in Johnson City, Tenn.
He was a member of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. He was active in community service with River Legacy Park Supprt, Arlington Night Shelter and Muscular Dystrophy Tarrant County Chapter. He was a director- controller for 16 years with Lockheed- Loral Vought Systems. He served as a first lieutenant in the armed forces.
He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Frank Bryson, and sister, Gail Cupps.
Survivors: Wife, Susan Hope Bryson; son, Michael Bryson; daughter, Lynn Bryson; and mother, Hazel Bryson, all of Arlington; and brother, Walter Alan Bryson of Kissimmee, Fla.
Moore Funeral Home
1219 N. Davis Drive, 275-2711

Don Campos
DESOTO -- Don Campos, 29, a maintenance mechanic for the `Star- Telegram,' died Saturday.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. today and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Mr. Campos was born Jan. 10, 1967, in Fort Worth.
Survivors: Wife, Anna Valdez of DeSoto; son, Michael Andrew Campos of Blue; daughter, Taylor Renaye Campos of DeSoto; father and stepmother, Joe and Nancy Campos, and mother and her husband, Frances and Manny Luna, all of Fort Worth; two brothers, Joe D. Campos of Alvarado and David Campos of Fort Worth; two grandmothers, Novis Jordan and Lenora Martinez, both of Fort Worth; one neice; and three nephews.
Mount Olivet Funeral Home
2301 N. Sylvania Ave., 831-0511

James S. Cayou
HURST -- James S. Cayou, 70, a retired mechanical engineer, died Friday at a hospital.
Graveside service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Azleland Memorial Park.
Mr. Cayou was born Aug. 3, 1926, in Kansas City, Mo., and had been a Hurst resident since 1977. He retired in 1977 from Wynn's Climate Control and was a former vice president of manufacturing for Lanson Industries. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors: Wife, Lucille Cayou of Hurst; son, Robert E. Cayou of Belton; daughter, Victoria Marie DeBolt of Kenosha, Wis.; mother, Emma Cayou of Moran, Kan.; and six grandchildren.
Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341

Ollie B. Charles
FORT WORTH -- Ollie Bell Charles, 94, a homemaker, died Saturday in White Settlement.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Tuesday in Joshua Union Hill Cemetery.
Ollie Charles was born Feb. 6, 1902, in Loraine.
She was married to Lon Charles for 37 years. He preceded her in death in 1955. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Elston.
Survivors: Daughter, Drennon McReary, and son-in-law, Clarence McReary Sr., of Fort Worth; two grandchildren, Clarence McReary Jr. of Azle and James Elston; four great- grandchildren; and several great-great- grandchildren.
Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Sammie W. Corley
FORT WORTH -- Sammie Wolf Corley, a retired secretary for Freeman Decorating Co. in Dallas, died Thursday at a local hospital after an extended illness.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Handley United Methodist Church. Graveside service: 4 p.m. Monday in Strong Memorial Park in Slocum. Visitation: 5 to 7 today at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Pallbearers will be nephews of Mrs. Corley.
Sammie Corley was born March 25, 1916, in Anderson County. She was a member of Handley United Methodist Church since 1958. She was affectionately known as "Muzie" to her granddaughter, Suzanne Countryman, of Bedford.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Wolf and Delia Wolf.
Memorials: Handley United Methodist Church Building Fund, 2909 Forest Ave., Fort Worth 76112.
Survivors: Husband of 55 years, J.T. Corley Jr. of Fort Worth; daughter, Sherri Howard of Fort Worth; brother, Jeff Wolf of Elkhart; sisters, Evelyn May and Merle Lively, both of Palestine; granddaughter, Suzanne Countryman of Bedford; and she was a special aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.
Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel
7301 E. Lancaster Ave., 451-3333

Hazel Cox
ARLINGTON -- Hazel Cox, 69, a retired computer operator for the postal service, died Friday in Arlington.
Funeral: 3:30 p.m. today at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Private.
Memorials: Women's Night Shelter of Arlington.
Hazel Cox was born Sept. 18, 1926.
She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Grand Prairie. She was very active with the senior citizens Bowling League in Arlington and DeSoto. She worked for LTV for 23 years and 17 years with the Postal Service before retiring in 1989.
Survivors: Two sons, Charles Ray Cox of Fort Worth and adopted son, Terry Webb of Arlington; daughter, Bert Hooper and husband, Gene, of Arlington; brother, Henry Long of Lake Jackson; three sisters, Christine Hindman of Wills Point, Janie Hill of Lubbock and Bess Louthan of Dallas; four grandchildren, Doug Hooper of Irving, Jennifer Thierry, Laura Hooper and Kaitlin Cox, all of Arlington; great-grandchild, Austin Thierry of Arlington; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Moore Funeral Home
1219 N. Davis Drive, 275-2711

Bessie Creecy
FORT WORTH -- Bessie Creecy, 88, a homemaker, died Thursday in Fort Worth.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday in Parker Memorial Cemetery.
Officiant: Rev. Richard Cromwell. Bessie Creecy was born May 23, 1908, in San Angelo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Creecy, in 1994.
Survivors: Sons, Jesse Creecy of Newark, David Glenn Creecy of Comanche and Roger Lynn Creecy of Oklahoma City; daughter, Ruth Cromwell of Austin; numerous grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Shannon North Funeral Chapel
111 W. Northside Drive, 624-2191

John Eliseo
FORT WORTH -- John Eliseo, 74, a butcher, died Saturday at a medical center.
Funeral: None scheduled. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. today at Thompson's Harveson & Cole. Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, N.J.
Mr. Eliseo was born June 10, 1921, in North Bergen, N.J., and was a resident until 1980, when he moved to Fort Worth. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.
Survivors: Sisters, Angelina Eliseo of Fort Worth and Anna Senkowski and husband, Bernie, of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; nephew, Bernard Senkowski Jr. of Laguna Niguel; and niece, Andrea Senkowski of Elmhurst, Ill.
Thompson's Harveson & Cole
702 Eighth Ave., 336-0345

Harry W. Epperson
SAGINAW -- Harry Walker Epperson, 83, a jig builder, died Saturday in Saginaw.
Funeral: Pending.
Mr. Epperson was born May 19, 1913, in Reynolds County.
Shannon North Funeral Chapel
111 W. Northside Drive, 624-2191

Effie M. Fields
BLUFF DALE -- Effie Maxine Fields, 35, a homemaker, died Saturday at home.
Funeral: Was Saturday at Bluff Dale Baptist Church. Burial: Glenn Cemetery.
Effie Fields was born Aug. 22, 1961, in Baird.
Survivors: Husband, Vernon Fields of Bluff Dale; two sons, Vernon Jr. and John Fields, both of Bluff Dale; four daughters, Rebecca, Effie, Kathrine and Amanda Fields, all of Bluff Dale; parents, Albert and Ruby Lee of Cross Plains; six brothers, Richard Lee of Comanche, Junior Lee of Hico, Harry Lee of Dublin, Tommy Lee of Pioneer and Sam Lee and Charles Lee, both of Breckenridge; and three sisters, Hazel Reed and Sis Lee, both of Cross Plains, and Shirley Whitelee of Comanche.
Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000

Norman C. Finnegan
BURLESON -- Norman Charles Finnegan, 68, who retired from the Marine Corps with 23 years of service and from the Tarrant County Sheriffs Department as a deputy, died Friday at home.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Memorials: Community Hospice in Cleburne.
Norman Charles Finnegan was born Nov. 6, 1927, in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was a Catholic.
Survivors: Wife, Patricia Finnegan of Burleson; son, Michael Finnegan of Rockwall; daughters, Patricia Smith of Lancaster, Judy Hostrup of Mansfield and Catherine Carpenter of North Carolina; mother, Nellie Finnegan of Crafton, Pa.; sister, Rita LaGamba of Crafton; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson; stepdaughters, Pam Avirett of Everman and Rebecca James of Burleson; and stepson, Wes McCormick of Fort Worth.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth
7100 Crowley Road, 293-1350

John J. Flynn
AZLE -- John J. "Rock" Flynn, 60, a retired Air Force chief master sergeant and a real estate appraiser, died Friday at a Fort Worth medical center.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Memorials: Rock Flynn Memorial Scholarship Fund at Azle State Bank or First Texas Bank of Azle.
Mr. Flynn was born March 17, 1936, in Somerville, Mass.
He joined the Air Force in 1954. He met and married his wife of 40 years, Doris, in Tucson, Ariz. Together they had 23 years of service and retired in 1976 in Azle, where he ran a successful real estate appraisal business and was active in professional and civic organizations. Rock was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Rock was a motivator and promoter of family values and education and will be remembered for this. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Flynn.
Survivors: Wife, Doris Flynn of Azle; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Mike and Samantha Flynn and Dennis and Connie Flynn, all of Azle, and Thomas Flynn of League City; daughter and son-in-law, Janie Ross and Bob Dunn; two brothers, Tom Flynn of Medford, Mass., and Jim Flynn of Woburn, Mass.; three sisters, Maureen Martinez of Boston, Carol Leonard of Lexington, Mass., and Janet DiGregorio of Cohasset, Mass.; and grandchildren, Mandy and Emily Flynn of Azle, Gregory Flynn of League City, Jennifer and Jason Ross of Crowley and Cindy and Karen Flynn of Azle.
Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341

Thomas F. Flynt
ARLINGTON -- Thomas Floyd Flynt, 60, the owner of Flynt Auto Supply of Arlington, died Wednesday in Dallas.
Graveside service: 11:30 a.m. Monday in Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: Noon to 9 p.m. today.
Mr. Flynt was born Feb. 3, 1936, in Fort Worth. He served in the Navy from 1955 to 1957. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Flynt, in 1989.
Survivors: Brother, William E. Flynt of Dallas; nephew, Larry Wayne Flynt and wife, Ginger, of Garland; three nieces, Linda Gerloff and husband, Max, of Haslet, Diane Antheunisse and husband, Billy, of Rowlett and Catherine McPherson and husband, Brian, of Prosper; two cousins, William H. Grubbs of Irving and Dr. William M. Pinson of Duncanville; and pet dog, Asta.
Moore Funeral Home
1219 N. Davis Drive, 275-2711

Kenneth D. Gotcher
EVERMAN -- Kenneth Dwayne Gotcher, 65, a retired Everman Lumber Co. employee, died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital.
Graveside service: 1 p.m. today in Eakins Cemetery in Ponder.
Mr. Gotcher was born Nov. 26, 1930, in Ponder.
Survivors: Two sons, Mike Gotcher and Dennis Gotcher, both of Denton; three brothers, Eulon L. Gotcher and Chester S. Gotcher, both of Fort Worth, and Danny Gotcher of Irving; three sisters, Mary Elkins of Oklahoma City, Glenda Hatridge of Denton and Dorothy Hix of Ozark, Ark.; and five grandchildren.
DeBerry Funeral Directors
Denton, (817) 383-4200

Lucille Grant
FORT WORTH -- Lucille Grant, 88, a homemaker, died Saturday at an Arlington care center.
Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Monday at Lucas Funeral Home on North Sylvania Avenue. Burial: Fair Lawn Cemetery in Stillwater, Okla. Visitation: Noon to 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to noon Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials: Charity of choice.
Lucille Grant was born Nov. 28, 1907, in Canadian, Okla.
Survivors: Brothers, Carl Browder of Canadian, Okla., and John Browder of Clarksville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; and companion, Sara Palacios.
Lucas Funeral Home
517 N. Sylvania Ave., 838-2336

Helen J. Hickman
FORT WORTH -- Helen J. Hickman, 77, a retired teacher for the Fort Worth school district, died Thursday at a local hospital.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Johnson Chapel A.M.E. Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at the church.
Helen Hickman was born Feb. 18, 1919, in Fort Worth. 
Ferguson Como Funeral Home
5301 Wellesley Ave., 738-0131

Earline Law
RICHLAND HILLS -- Earline Law, 77, a retired nurse, died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral homne.
Memorials: Richland Hills Baptist Church, 6852 Baker Blvd., Richland Hills 76118.
Earline Law was born Feb. 7, 1919, in Celeste, the oldest of four children. She spent most of her life in Fort Worth and graduated from Diamond Hill High School, where she met her husband. They married in 1939. Mrs. Law was a nurse most of her career life and retired from Glenview Hospital, now North Hills Medical Center, in 1983.
Survivors: Husband, John V. Law of Richland Hills; sons, Charles Law of Richland Hills and John E. Law of Whitney; brother, the Rev. Billy Joe Chambers of Arizona; sister, Lois Honeycutt of Tennessee; grandchildren, Shawn Law, Phillip Law, Rhonda Vernon and Scott Law; and two great-grandchildren.
Mount Olivet Funeral Home
2301 N. Sylvania Ave., 831-0511

Robert Lee
DALLAS -- Robert Lee, 85, died Friday.
Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Ridgecrest Baptist Church. Graveside service: 2:30 p.m. Monday in Sherley Cemetery.
Memorials: Saginaw Optimist Club Scholarship Fund.
Honorary pallbearers: Deacons of Ridgecrest Baptist Church.
Mr. Lee was born Oct. 18, 1910.
Survivors: Wife, Omega White of Dallas; son, Leon White of Garland; daughter, Linda White Cegiel of Saginaw; stepdaughter, Sharron Keeler of Garland; stepson, Alan Wenzel of Mesquite; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brothers, Gilbert White of Sulphur Springs and Eddie White of Dallas.
Hughes Funeral Home

Gilbert Linnabery
GRANBURY -- Gilbert "Gil" Linnabery, 64, a retired vice president of Sugarland Telephone Co., died Friday at home.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Acton United Methodist Church in Acton. Visitation: 5 to 7 tonight at Wiley Funeral Home.
Memorials: Acton Methodist Church or American Cancer Society.
Mr. Linnabery was born Sept. 9., 1931, in Kansas City, Mo. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors: Wife, Naida Linnabery of Granbury; sons, Robert Linnabery of Balch Springs, Richard Linnabery of Henderson, Nev., David Linnabery of Reidsville, N.C., Thomas Linnabery of Princeton and Michael Linnabery of Granbury; daughter, Gini Linnabery of Fort Worth; and seven grandchildren.
Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000

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