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PAMELA ANN HARRISON
1947-2000
Funeral services for Pamela Ann Harrison, 53, of Fort Worth are scheduled at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 11 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation is from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Funeral Home.
Mrs. Harrison died Friday, December 8, 2000, in Houston. She was born August 21, 1947, in Tyler, Texas.
She was a light of God's love to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed and remembered by the ones who knew her during her extraordinary life. Her love and impact will live on in the faces and hearts of her dear husband, children, family and friends, who are blessed for having known her.
Mrs. Harrison is survived by her beloved husband, Jim Harrison of Fort Worth; daughter, Dashelle Cashion of Houston; sons, Jamie Cashion and his wife, Summer, of Fort Worth and Joshua Harrison, also of Fort Worth; parents, John and Helen Crawford of Burleson; grandmother, Willie McDonald of Tyler; sister, Mickie Tigner of Fort Worth and husband, Larry; brothers, Johnny Crawford of Burleson and wife, Gail, and Randy Crawford of Joshua and wife, Lorie; niece, Mandy McCoy, and her husband, Donny, of Burleson; nephews, Mark Crawford and his wife, Teena, of Burleson, Adam Crawford of Burleson, Justin Tigner of Houston, Clint and Aaron Crawford of Joshua.
Memorials may be made in Mrs. Harrison's name to the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, 500 Morris Avenue, Springfield, New Jersey 07081.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements. 

BILLY FATE EARLEY II
1962-2000
Funeral services for Billy Fate "Dusty" Earley II, 38, of Cleburne, were held Tuesday, December 5 at Calvary Baptist Church. Reverend Charles Payne officiated. Burial was at Baker-Lain Cemetery in Johnson County, Texas.
Pallbearers were Tommy Sanders, Tracy Watson, Steve Johnson, George Davis, Jr., Randy Anderson, Bruce Paul, Richie Simpson and Jimmy Clements. Honorary Pallbearers were Brad Earley, Mike and Mark Earley, Kelly Moore, King Reagan, Larry Milsap, Mark Brown, Mike Green, Barry Kirkland, Bernie Johnson, Kirk Kirkland, Ozzy Black, Joey Quattlebaum, Gil Earley and Alex Nichols.
Mr. Earley died Friday, December 1, 2000, in Cleburne. He was the owner of Sunbelt Signs in Cleburne.
He was born September 1, 1962, in Cleburne to Billy Fate Earley and Jannette Diamond Earley. He married Mardi Leanne Bransom on June 21, 1985, in Cleburne.
Mr. Earley was a member of the Johnson County Sheriff's Posse and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was also a member of the ACTRA Team Ropers Association and the Regional Team Roping Association. He was the past president of the Goatneck Community Center and a coach in the Cleburne Baseball Association.
Mr. Earley is survived by his wife, Mardi Earley of Cleburne; sons, Bllade Earley and Gunter Earley of Cleburne; parents, Bill and Jannette Earley of Cleburne; two brothers, David Earley of Granbury and Alan Ray Earley of Omaha, Nebraska; two sisters, Schrennia Kelley of Cleburne and Audra Lynn Roden of Pampa, Texas; a number of nieces and nephews; and many friends.
The Cleburne Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements.

ATHENE "CONNIE" MITCHELL
1925-2000
Funeral services for Athene "Connie" Mitchell, 75, of Joshua were held Friday, December 8 at Mountain Valley Chapel in Burleson. Burial was at Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Mitchell died Wednesday, December 6, 2000, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker.
She was born April 20, 1925, in Wortham, Texas, to George Wasson and Carrie Michaels. She was a member of Reece Prairie Baptist Church of Burleson.
Mrs. Mitchell is survived by son, Dr. Kenneth Hewett and his wife, Mary, of Charleston, South Carolina; daughter, Janice Snyder and her husband, Walter, of Joshua; brother, Lynn Wasson of Brenham; sister, Evelyn Carson of Independence, Missouri; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association or the Joshua Community Library.
The Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

WILLA BELLE "MALLORY" CRANFORD
1912-2000
Funeral services for Willa Belle "Mallory" Cranford, 88, of Burleson were held Tuesday, December 5 at the First United Methodist Church of Burleson. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Cranford died Saturday, December 2, 2000, at Huguley Nursing Center. She was a retired secretary for the U.S. Government Farmers Home Administration of Fort Worth.
She was born March 8, 1912. She was a lifelong resident of Burleson and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Burleson.
Mrs. Cranford was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward E. Mallory; two brothers; three sisters; and her mother and father.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Cecil Cranford of Burleson; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and LaVaun Mallory and Randy and Eileen Cranford, both of Burleson; six grandchildren, Eddie Mallory, Jackie Underwood, Barbara Porter, Sherrie Isenberg, Darren Cranford and Steven Cranford; eight great-grandchildren; one niece, Peggy Moore; and one sister-in-law, Lillie Mae Allen.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

BILLIE ANNE LEACH
1958-2000
Funeral services for Billie Anne Leach, 41, of Cleburne are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 9 at Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church. Elder Ben Leach, Pastor Don Baker, Pastor Russ Laughlin and Pastor John Curnon are officiating.
Mrs. Leach died Tuesday, November 28, 2000, in Fort Worth. She was a teacher.
She was born December 7, 1958, in New Bern, North Carolina. She was a teacher and believed strongly in education. She was still enrolled at Hill College taking teaching certification courses when she died. During the four years of her illness she never complained or asked "why me?" She was grateful for the many miracles she had received, and counted among them the help, prayers and gifts of friends and family. She never gave up hope or her faith.
Mrs. Leach is survived by her husband, Daniel Arthur Leach of Cleburne; father, Bill Abernathy of Emerald Isle, North Carolina; mother, Anna Abernathy of Covington, Texas; sons, Benny Leach, Daniel Leach and Eddy Leach, all of Cleburne; daughter, Victoria Leach of Cleburne; brothers, Abby Abernathy of Covington and Tim Abernathy of East Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be sent to the Billie Ann Leach Memorial - Children's College Fund, c/o Bank of America, One Main Street, Cleburne, Texas 76031. 817-556-6400.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne is in charge of arrangements.

KAY BOWERS
1922-2000
Funeral services for Kay Maynard Bowers, 78, of Crowley were held Thursday, November 30 at First Baptist Church of Crowley. Burial was at Rising Star Cemetery in Rising Star, Texas.
Mrs. Bowers died Tuesday, November 28, 2000, in Crowley. She was a retired dental technician.
She was born May 20, 1922, in Rising Star. She and her husband, Burton, moved to Fort Worth in 1954 and resided there until 1995 when they moved to Crowley. Mrs. Bowers was an active member of Forest Park Baptist Church in Fort Worth, then First Baptist Church in Crowley. She lived her faith and was an inspiration to all who knew her. She enjoyed painting and playing the piano. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Mrs. Bowers is survived by her husband of 61 years, Burton E. Bowers of Crowley; children, Donna Katherine Saunders and husband, Richard, of Parker, and Chris F. Bowers and wife, Francie, of Crowley; grandchildren, Cynthia Saunders Hartley of Richardson, Charles R. Saunders, Jr., of Corinth, J. Brantley Saunders of Plano, K. Tracey Saunders McCalister of Austin, Jay Bowers of Corpus Christi, and Jennifer Bowers Saunders of Corinth; great-grandchildren, Katie, Davis and Karleigh Hartley, Elizabeth Saunders and Brennan Saunders; sister, Ruby Nell Welch of San Angelo.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or First Baptist Church of Crowley.
Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

A.J. JOHNSON
1919-2000
Graveside services for A.J. Johnson, 81, of Crowley were held Friday, December 1 at Crowley Cemetery in Crowley.
Mr. Johnson died Wednesday, November 29, 2000, at a local hospital. He was a retired equipment operator for Tarrant County.
He was born November 24, 1919, in Bryan County, Oklahoma to Andrew and Ruth McGentry Johnson. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Evelyn Johnson of Crowley; son, Ollis Johnson and wife, Kathy, of Granbury; daughters, Leatrice Miller and husband, Paul, of Hillsboro, Joan Hilton and husband, Virgil, of Hillsboro, Lona Baker and husband, Percy, of Kennedale; brothers, Marvin Johnson of Crowley, John Johnson of Mexia; sisters, Myrtle Lind of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Earleane Woodard of Bonham; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
Baumgardner Funeral Home of Crowley handled the arrangements. 

HENRY P. DEVOE, SR.
1913-2000
Funeral services for Henry P. DeVoe, Sr., 87, of Burleson were held Monday, November 27 at Mount Olivet Chapel. Reverend Gloria Gillaspie officiated. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Mr. DeVoe died Thursday, November 23, 2000. He was a retired warehouseman.
He was born October 21, 1913, in Waterberry, Connecticut. He was a Christian and attended Steppingstone Family Church of Burleson. He was also a member of the Crowley Moose Lodge #2200 for 19 years.
Mr. DeVoe is survived by his wife, Verlie Mae DeVoe of Burleson; sons, Henry P. (Jake) DeVoe, Jr. of Alvarado, and Joseph DeVoe of Springtown; daughters, Doris Wierzbicki of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Joann Cushman of Mansfield, Verna Smith and Florence Cook of Burleson; 26 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to expresses their gratitude to all the staff of Huguley Hospice House for their loving care and kindness.
Mount Olivet Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

JACK N. DAVIS
1911-2000
Funeral services for Jack N. Davis, 89, of Burleson were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday,December 2 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Burial was at Crowley Cemetery in Crowley.
Mr. Davis died Wednesday, November 29, 2000, in Fort Worth. He was a retired freight inspector with General Services Administration.
He was born July 6, 1911, in Ellis County, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army as a Master Sergeant and was a Veteran of World War II. Mr. Davis' favorite hobby was woodworking. He was a wonderful and loving husband and father. He was always concerned about the welfare of his family and friends and never missed the chance to assist them. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
Mr. Davis is survived by his wife of 61 years, Arlene Davis; daughter Jackie Wilson and her husband, Thurman; granddaughters, Laura Lawson and Alicia Wilson; brother, Leland H. Davis.
Memorials may be made in Mr. Davis' name to the Emery J. Lilge Hospice House.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

PENELOPE JANE LAMBERT
1964-2000
Funeral services for Penelope "Penny" Jane Lambert, 36, of Flower Mound were held Monday, November 27 at J.E. Foust Funeral Home in Grapevine.
Mrs. Lambert died Wednesday, November 22, 2000, in Flower Mound. She was a homemaker.
She was born April 11, 1964, in Fort Worth. She was raised in Burleson and attended Burleson schools. 
Mrs. Lambert worked in various accounting roles in the Metroplex, Dobbs House, M/A/R/C and Winzor before becoming a full-time homemaker after the birth of her second son. Most recently she worked as a tireless volunteer at Forest Vista Elementary in Flower Mound and was a proud booster for her sons' various extracurricular activities. She was a wonderful wife and fantastic mother who can never be replaced. Her family and friends will forever miss her love, generosity and support. She brought her own special love and smile to all those who knew her. 
Mrs. Lambert was preceded in death by her father, Michael R. Owen, and her father-in-law, Billy W. Lambert.
She is survived by her husband of 14 years, Chris; sons, Duke and Evan; mother, LaQuitta Owen; sister, Michele Kincaid and husband, James; nephew, Blake; mother-in-law, Mary Riggs and husband, Paul; both sets of grandparents; and a great-grandmother.
Memorials may be made in Mrs. Lambert's name to the American Heart Association.
J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Directors in Grapevine handled the arrangements.

LAVONNE ROGERS TOMLIN
Funeral services for Lavonne Rogers Tomlin, 76, of Cleburne were held Wednesday, November 29 at Laurel Land of Burleson Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Shannon Rosehill Memorial Park.
Mrs. Tomlin died Sunday, November 26, 2000, in Cleburne. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by one son, Johnny Tomlin.
Mrs. Tomlin is survived by sons, Joe Harold Benton and wife, Lucy, and Jesse M. Tomlin and wife, Mitzi; sister, Berniece Bradshaw; brother, Billy Lee Rogers; grandchildren, Tana Basinger and husband, Ken, Kristina Goodloe, Charlotte Stotts and husband, Jason, Shelby Tomlin and Leslie Lavonne Tomlin; and ten great-grandchildren.
Laurel Lane Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

JAMES L. HAIR
1932-2000
Funeral services for James L. Hair, 68, of Burleson are scheduled at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 29 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Burial will be at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Cemetery in Iowa Park, Texas.
Mr. Hair died Sunday, November 26, 2000, in Fort Worth following a brief illness. He was a retired Executive Assistant and Geologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
He was born September 12, 1932, in Charlie, Texas. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1950-1954 aboard the U.S.S. Bataan during the Korean War. After receiving his bachelors degree in Geology from Midwestern State University, he went to work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1959. He retired from the Corps of Engineers in 1989 having worked on a number of civil works projects including the Sam Rayburn/Town Bluff hydropower project. He received numerous awards and honors during his career, including induction into the Gallery of Distinguished Civilian Employees and a decoration for Exceptional Service. He has lived in Burleson since 1970. He was formerly Chairman of the Board for the Corps of Engineers Employees Credit Union and was the first Mayor of Briaroaks. He was formerly Chairman of the Board for the Mountain Valley Country Club Board of Directors. He was a devout family man and an avid golfer. He loved Civil War history, Peanuts comic strips, the Dallas Cowboys, gardening and chopping wood.
Mr. Hair is survived by his devoted wife of 49 years, Wanda Hair of Burleson; sons, Kelly Hair and his wife, Sheryl, of Arlington, Jeff Hair and his wife, Sharon, of Fort Worth, Jon Hair of Burleson; brothers, B.J. Hair of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Gordon Hair of Colorado Springs, Colorado; sister, Delores VanAuken of Omaha, Nebraska; four grandchildren; and a wealth of friends throughout the country.
Memorials may be made to the Community Hospice of North Texas.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Fort Worth/Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

MARTHA ANN PARKS ADAIR
1943-2000
Funeral services for Martha Ann Parks Adair, 56, of Burleson were held Friday, November 24 in the Youth Chapel at the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor Bob Thrower officiated.
Mrs. Adair died Monday, November, 20, 2000, at her home in Burleson. She was born December 23, 1943, in Ralls, Texas. She was a former resident of Keene.
Mrs. Adair was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.S. Parks.
She is survived by her husband, Chester Adair of Burleson; son, Linc A. Liberto of Keene; sisters, Bobbye Dale Cromer of Kinston, North Carolina, Maxine Littlefield of Ralls, Texas, Mamie Jo Henry of Chattanooga, Tennessee; brother, P.M. "Sonny" Sricklin; daughter-in-law, Brenda Liberto of Keene; step-daughter, Penny Briley of Joshua; step-son, Keith Adair of Burleson; grandchildren, Anthony Liberto, Moe Briley and David Briley; nephews, Bradley Smith Cromer of Kinston, North Carolina and Bo Melton of Colorado; Littlefield nephews and nieces; and Stricklin nieces.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements.

ELMER BOATMAN
1914-2000
Funeral services for Elmer Boatman, 86, are scheduled Wednesday, November 29 at West Freeway Church of Christ. Entombment will be at Greenwood Mausoleum.
Mr. Boatman died Saturday, November 25, 2000, in Fort Worth. He was formerly employed at Lockheed and Bell Helicopter.
He was born March 30, 1914, in Ponta. He was a charter member of the West Freeway Church of Christ and was active in volunteer activities. He was an avid 42 player and a longtime deputy in the Tarrant County Sheriffs Posse, where he served as Chaplain and remained active in the duties of that organization.
Mr. Boatman was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine, in 1997.
He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Olin Sanders of Hurst, Donna and James L. Smith of Tolar; siblings, Opal Smith of Jacksonville, Pansy Caldwell of Quitman, Leon Boatman of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Kathy Deardorfs and husband, John, of Burleson, Michael Sanders and wife, Sara, of Aurora, Colorado, Lynna Chenault and husband, David, of Zwikau, Germany, Matthew Smith and wife, Betsy, of Ramstein AFB, Germany; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made in Mr. Boatman's name to Care Committee at All Saints Hospital. 

CHARLES ROY HILL, SR.
1937-2000
A memorial service for Charles Roy Hill, Sr., 63, of Burleson was held Tuesday, November 21 at Southwood Baptist Church.
Mr. Hill died Sunday, November 19, 2000, after a long battle with cancer. He was an electrician, retired from Miller Brewing Company after more than 30 years.
He was born in Fort Worth on February 21, 1937. After graduating from Cleburne High School in 1955, he served his country in the Navy for four years. He was a devoted Christian, husband, father and grandfather. He never met a stranger and was an instant friend to anyone he met. His loyalty and dedication to his family, friends and God will be missed by all who had the opportunity to know him. "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7.
Mr. Hill is survived by his wife of 41 years, Cheryl Hill of Burleson; six children and spouses, Leigh Ann Berta of Fort Worth, Diana and Randy Hoekstra of Richardson, Charles and Marcey Hill, Jr. of Mansfield, John and Rachel Hill of Burleson, Zoltan and Melissa McNeel of Allen, Marianna and David Thrapp of Fort Worth, Terry Berta of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Duane, Cleighton, Michael, Meagan, James, Michelle, Amanda, Bailey and Rayne; siblings and spouses, Joy and Jerry Sanders of Fort Worth, and Richard and Sue Hill of Terlingua; aunts and uncles, Katherine and Joe Burkett of Fort Worth; and other relatives and friends who loved him dearly.
The family has requested that memorials in lieu of flowers be made to the American Cancer Society or Southwood Baptist Church.
Guardian Funeral Home in Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

MARY FLORENCE KOCH
1907-2000
Graveside services for Mary Florence Koch, 93, of Burleson were held Thursday, November 16 at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Koch died Monday, November 13, 2000, in Burleson. She was a retired Clerk with Charlie Hillard Ford in Fort Worth.
She was born January 30, 1907. She was a member of Southcliff Baptist Church in Fort Worth. She was a 1927 graduate of Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Mrs. Koch was preceded in death by her husband, Luther E. Koch, in August of 1985.
She is survived by daughters, Cherry Thompson and Nita Jo Brown; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren; brother, Paul Austin; sister, Karleen Mouton; numerous nieces and nephews.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

HOPE COSBY
1946-2000
Mass of Christian Burial for Hope Cosby, 54, of Burleson will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 20 at Saint Ann Catholic Church in Burleson. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. A Rosary is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 19 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel of Fort Worth.
Mrs. Cosby died Wednesday, November 15, 2000, in Fort Worth. She was a retired cafeteria worker with Burleson High School.
She was born April 19, 1946, in Los Angeles, California.
Mrs. Cosby is survived by her husband of 38 years, John P. Cosby, Sr. of Burleson; children, Sara Anderson and Jeff Griffith of Fort Worth, John Paul Cosby, Jr. and Sonya Scott of Everman, Carolyn Hope Pilcher and husband, Wade, of Godley, Karen C. Cosby Winter and husband, Richard Gene, of Burleson; mother, Delores Coumparoules of Lamirada, California; brothers, Steve Coumparoules of Lamirada, California, Daniel Coumparoules of Whittier, California; sisters, Elizabeth Cosby of Norwalk, California, Pat Boehm of Paramount, California, Lee Ramirez of Paramount, California, Lorraine Coumparoules of Joshua, Rosie Maxwell of Washington, Georgia, Janice Coumparoules of West Covina, California; and nine grandchildren.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements.

DELMER LEON EARHEART
1914-2000
Funeral services for Delmer Leon Earheart, 86, of Burleson, were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 18 at Crestmont Baptist Church of Burleson. Burial was at Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Mr. Earheart died peacefully Wednesday, November 15, 2000, in Burleson after a long battle with respiratory disease.
He was born July 25, 1914, in Darwin, Oklahoma to Henry and Alice Earheart. He was married to Marie Johnson Earheart for 52 years. He worked at many jobs during his life including outdoor advertising, security and maintenance. He never lacked for a story to tell, never met a stranger, never failed to let anyone know he was an "Okie" and a Democrat! Delmer loved the Texas Rangers, the Dallas Cowboys and OU football. 
Mr. Earheart was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Johnson Earheart.
He is survived by daughter, Janie Button and husband, Arthur "Buddy"; son, Mike Earheart and wife, Lynette; grandchildren, Debhra Johnson and husband, Mike, Mike Button, Michele Blumenthal and husband, Elbert, Mark Button and wife, Melissa, Troy Earheart and wife, Rachel, and Brent Earheart and wife, Heather; great-grandchildren, Amanda Keith, Kimberly Johnson, Hillary Johnson, Jessica Blumenthal, and Abbey Button; sisters, Lois Boggs of Ardmore, Oklahoma, Thelma Cummings (his twin) of Los Angeles, California, and Della Taylor of Maxie, Mississippi; brothers, Lewis Earheart of Wiseman, Nevada, Clyde Earheart of Ardmore, Oklahoma and Ralph Earheart of Holden, Missouri; many nieces, nephews and friends.
The family expresses a special thanks to VITAS Hospice for so much loving care in such a short time.
Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

LOGAN HUNTER OWENS
2000
Graveside services for Logan Hunter Owens, a newborn, were held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 18 at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Logan died Wednesday, November 15, 2000, in Fort Worth.
"Our sweet little Angel has gone to Heaven to be with our other loved ones."
Logan was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Jack Dohoney.
He is survived by his mother, Lesley Monique Owens; grandparents, Phyllis and David Grizzard, Diane and Leslie Owens; great-grandparents, Locille Dohoney, Dorothy and Les Owens; aunt and uncle, Monica and Billy Jenkins; great-aunt and great-uncle, Lockwanna and Hershal Dohoney; cousins, Hillary and Billy Jenkins.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

MARK WAYNE BRANNAM
1959-2000
Funeral services for Mark Wayne Brannam, 41, of Fletcher, Oklahoma, were held Tuesday, November 14 at First Baptist Church in Fletcher. Henry Reid, pastor of Lawton Seventh Day Adventist Church, and Reverend Bobby Gilstrap, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiated. Burial arrangements had not yet been announced.
Mr. Brannam died Friday, November 10, 2000, in a Chickasha, Oklahoma hospital after a brief illness. He worked for Freedom Cars in Lawton, Oklahoma for seven years and had been sales manager for Larry Hamstead Ford in Rush Springs, Oklahoma for the past year and a half.
He was born September 8, 1959, in Richmond, Virginia, and lived in Silver Springs, Maryland from 1963-74. He moved to Keene in 1974 and lived there until joining the Army in 1977. He served eight years at Fort Sill until 1985. He married Mary Overton on May 3, 1997, in Lawton, and lived in Lawton until moving to Fletcher in 1995. He was a member of the American Samuri Association and the Oklahoma Samuri Association. He was an avid football and golf fan. He was loved by all and will be missed.
Mr. Brannam is survived by his wife, Mary, of Fletcher, Oklahoma; four sons, Nathan of Fort Worth, Kyle and his wife, Terri, of Lawton, Oklahoma, Garry Milchesky and his wife, April, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Bobby Milchesky and his wife, Kelli, of Saratoga Springs, New Yori; two daughters, Rosa Quiroz and Chesney Overton of Fletcher; his parents, Ellis, Jr. and Mary Brannam of Keene; one brother, Ellis Brannam III and his wife, Linda, of Fort Worth; one sister, Robin Broussard and her husband, Wayne, of Prairieville, Louisiana; four grandsons, Jordan Pryor of Norman, Oklahoma, Kevin Brannam of Lawton, Garry Milchesky III and Corbin Milchesky of Tulsa; one granddaughter, Hailey Milchesky of Saratoga Springs, New York; two nieces, Danielle Brannam of Fort Worth and Katrina Broussard of Prairieville, Louisiana.
Robbins Funeral Home of Fletcher, Oklahoma handled the arrangements.

WANDA JOHNS
1927-2000
Graveside services for Wanda Johns, 73, of Glen Rose were held Monday, November 13 at Nancy Smith Cemetery.
Mrs. Johns died Saturday, November 11, 2000, in Fort Worth. She was a bookkeeper for Hilley Drug Store.
She was born November 9, 1927, in Glen Rose. She lived in the Burleson area for 43 years and in Glen Rose the past nine years.
Mrs. Johns is survived by her sister, Sue Schad of Burleson; half-sister, Freda Whitworth of Glen Rose; several nieces and nephews; extended family that she helped raise, Tom Yarbrough, Becky Yarbrough, Ashley Yarbrough, Leah Yarbrough and Staci Yarbrough, all of Burleson, Jerry Martin of Lewisville, Sandra Kilgore and Carolyn Sirek, both of Joshua, Linda McArthur of Glen Rose and Barbra Bates of Krum.
The family has requested that memorials be made to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society or Juvenile Diabetes.
Wiley Funeral Home of Glen Rose handled the arrangements.

JUANITA M. NELLI
1911-2000
Funeral services for Juanita M. Nelli, 89, of Cleburne were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 15 at Mountain Valley Chapel. Interment was at Caddo Cemetery in Joshua.
Mrs. Nelli died Sunday, November 12, 2000, in a Fort Worth hospital. She was a homemaker.
She was born February 27, 1911, in Bigheart, Oklahoma. She had been a resident of Cleburne for 17 years. She enjoyed gardening, especially growing roses, and writing. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She had been active in volunteer work with the Girl Scouts and had received the highest honor an adult volunteer can receive.
Mrs. Nelli was preceded in death by her husband, Pahl C. Nelli, Sr., on February 2, 1999.
She is survived by son, Pahl C. Nelli, Jr., of Cleburne; daughter Pahla Dees and husband, Donnie, of Joshua; grandchildren, Dustin Dees and wife, Tonya, of Fort Worth, Kristen Dees of Joshua; nieces, Irene Weber of Illinois and June Fannin of California; nephews, Earl McEntire and Jimmy Schell of Kansas, and Kenny McEntire of Colorado.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

R. J. LAMBERT
1922-2000
Funeral services for R. J. Lambert, 78, of Burleson are scheduled at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 15 at Laurel Land of Burleson Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Mr. Lambert died Sunday, November 12, 2000, in Fort Worth. He was a retired Shift Supervisor for Texas Steel Company.
He was born October 30, 1922, in Itasca, Texas. He grew up in Parker and Covington and attended the Covington Public Schools. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corp prior to World War II and then spent seven years in the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant and a Military Policeman. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a Christian and an active member of the Hilltop Church of Christ in Burleson.
Mr. Lambert was preceded in death by his parents and by three brothers, Raymond H. Lambert, Jesse J. Lambert and Franky D. Lambert.
He is survived by his beloved wife of almost 50 years, Darlene Lambert of Burleson; cherished daughter, Luann Golden and her husband, David, of Carrollton; granddaughter, Darah Ann Golden (his rosebud) of Carrollton; brother, Willard M. Lambert of Crowley; sister, Ruby N. Fuller of Cleburne; and by numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved.
The family has requested that memorials be made to the Emery J. Lilge Hospice House of Fort Worth or to the Fosters Home in Stephenville, Texas.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

CHARLES E. AVERYT
1928-2000
Funeral services for Charles E. Averyt, 72, of Burleson, were held Monday, November 13 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Burial was at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Mr. Averyt died Thursday, November 9, 2000, in Fort Worth. He was a truck driver.
He was born October 23, 1928, in Marietta, Oklahoma.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Averyt of Burleson; children, Mary Allen and husband, David, of Roosevelt, Utah, Jim Averyt and wife, Tiffini, of Glendive, Montana, Charlie Averyt and wife, Tammie, of Burleson; sister, Evelyn Wynn of Frederick, Oklahoma; and six grandchildren.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

JACK LANE
1921-2000
Funeral services for Jack Lane, 79, of Azle were held Friday, November 10 at the First United Methodist Church in Haskell. Reverend Shane Brue officiated. Burial was at Willow Cemetery.
Mr. Lane died Tuesday, November 7, 2000, at his home. He was a rancher.
He was born July 4, 1921, in Goree. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a longtime resident of both Haskell and Burleson.
Mr. Lane married Kathleen Crawford on January 28, 1951, in Haskell. She preceded him in death on September 28, 1980.
He is survived by his daughter, Loretta Kay Brister of Azle; two sons, Gary Lee Lane of Detroit, Texas, and David Alan Lane of Sarasota, Florida; brother, Ken Lane of Haskell; and three grandchildren, Jon and Stacey Lane and Natalie Brister.
The family requests that memorials be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010, Rockville, Maryland 20852.
Holden-McCauley Funeral Home of Haskell handled the arrangements. 

MARY QUINE
1923-2000
Graveside services for Mary Quine, 77, of Longview, Texas were held Saturday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m. in Rosewood Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Quine died Thursday, November 9, 2000, in a Longview nursing home. She was a shampoo technician.
She was born September 27, 1923, in Mt. Vernon, Texas to Jim and Sara Laws. She had been a Longview resident for 20 years, coming from Magnolia, Arkansas. 
Mrs. Quine is survived by her son, Jim Quine of Longview; daughters, Faye Kimmey-Graham of Crowley, Nancy McGinnis of Burleson, Brenda Riley of Gilmer; sisters, Bonnie Good of Roanoke, Shirley Martin of McAlester, Oklahoma, Margie Baugh of Paradise, Texas; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Rader Funeral Home of Longview handled the arrangements.

BILLY MARK WILSON, SR.
1948-2000
Funeral services for Billy Mark Wilson, Sr., 52, of Burleson were held Thursday, November 9 at Marshall & Marshall Chapel in Hillsboro. Reverend Russell A. Nebhut of Christ Lutheran Church officiated. Interment was at Ridge Park Cemetery in Hillsboro.
Mr. Wilson died Monday, November 6, 2000, at his home in Burleson. He was a licensed Amateur Ham Radio Operator, a licensed Auctioneer and a machinist in the oil industry
He was born January 21, 1948, in Navasota, Texas to John Blackburn and Lillian Velma (Pelham) Wilson, Sr. He grew up in Houston. Mr. Wilson married Cynthia Hamilton on June 12, 1969. He moved to Burleson in March of 1989 from Sugarland. He later married Glenda Johnson on July 18, 1997.
Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his mother, Lillian, in 1992, and his father-in-law, Maurice Johnson in 1997.
He is survived by his wife, Glenda Wilson of Burleson; father, John B. Wilson, Sr. of Houston; mother-in-law, Lillie Johnson of Hillsboro; children, Billy Wilson, Jr. of Sugarland, Cassandra J. Wilson of Sugarland, Ronald Glen Waits of Burleson, Gina Michelle Armstrong of Burleson, Sheryl Rothel of Hillsboro and Sidney Waits of Hillsboro; brother, John B. Wilson, Jr. of Rosenberg; four sisters, Wanda L. Sumrall of Houston, Dorothy J. Dosser of Rusk, Linda M. Hill of Houston and Becky S. Miller of Houston; and three grandchildren.
Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors of Hillsboro handled the arrangements.

DAVID HART, JR.
David Hart, Jr., 64, of Burleson died Friday, November 3, 2000, in Fort Worth. No funeral services are planned.
Mr. Hart retired from the City of Arlington Utility Department in 1996.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Linda Hart of Burleson; sons, Bob Hart of Ohio, David Chipps of Burleson and Bill Hart of Ohio; daughters, Teresa Hart and Gail Hart of West Virginia, Leta James of Arlington; sister, Norma Jean Hart of West Virginia; brother, Ernest Hart of Florida; 12 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. 

JESSIE MUNDAY
1916-2000
Funeral services for Jessie Munday, 84, of Burleson were held Thursday, November 2 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth.
Mrs. Munday died Tuesday, October 31, 2000, in Fort Worth. She was a retired food service employee with the Arlington Independent School District.
She was born January 17, 1916, in Lampasas County, Texas. She was a longtime member of Alsbury Baptist Church in Burleson.
Mrs. Munday was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Munday, in 1988.
She is survived by her son, Doyle Munday and wife, Mary, of Arlington; daughter, Darlene Drake and husband, Doyle, of Shreveport, Louisiana; sisters, Susie Moore of San Saba, Bonnie Rainwater of Grand Prairie and Velma Taylor of Little Rock, Arkansas; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

MARTHA THERESA ROBERTS
1918-2000
Funeral services for Martha Theresa Roberts, 82, of Fort Worth were held Saturday, November 4 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Rita Catholic Church. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Lawrence Crayton, Dave Henneberry, Riley Kirby, Rick Radigan, Steve Rodriguez and Don Witcher.
Mrs. Roberts died Sunday, October 29, 2000, in Fort Worth. She was the co-owner of Roberts Floor Company.
She was born April 11, 1918, in Muenster, Texas.
Mrs. Roberts was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Lee Roberts; daughters, Betty Crayton and Martha Rockwell; brothers, Anthony and Edward Nehib; and sister, Hilda Woodard.
She is survived by her children, Shirley Gallagher of Burleson, Sam Roberts of Fort Worth and Richard Roberts of Fort Worth; eleven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; brother, Frank Nehib; sisters, Pauline McCommas of Valley View, Agnes Myers of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mary Boenisch of Keller and Bernice Smith of Hurst; nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer's Association of Fort Worth.
Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

IVA ZELL DECKER
1940-2000
Funeral services for Iva Zell Decker, 95, of Burleson were held Sunday, October 29 at Bethesda Baptist Church. Burial was at Bethesda Cemetery, Bethesda Community. Dr. Craig Vire and Reverend Jim Scott officiated.
Pallbearers were Bob Hardin, Bud Hardin, Don Stovall, Mark Grote, Mervin Bonham, Johnny Myers. Honorary pallbearer was Eddie Morelock.
Mrs. Decker died Thursday, October 26, 2000, in Keene. She was a retired registered nurse, school volunteer and a Stanley Products salesperson for 47 years.
Mrs. Decker was born December 12, 1904, in Johnson County to George Washington Moore and Lillie Belle Estes. She moved to Burleson with her family in 1912. She was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church where she served as church secretary for 55 years. Her dedication through Vacation Bible School allowed her to teach the youth of the Bethesda Community and their children.
Mrs. Decker was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Henry Decker in 1956.
She is survived by her son, Walter Bell Decker of Burleson; grandson, Mark Douglas Decker and wife, Tifni, of Burleson; granddaughters, Kelli Mason and Sherri Marin; great-grandchildren, Whitni and Logan Decker, Shane Stockard, Brian Marin, Weldon Mason, Ty Mason, Tod Marin; and many nieces and nephews.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

ADAM WEST
1970-2000
Funeral services for Adam "Batman" West, 30, of Burleson are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 1 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Charles Stewart and Reverend Jim Scott will officiate. Burial will be at Greenacres Memorial Park in Cleburne.
Mr. West died Saturday, October 28, 2000, in Fort Worth. He was a Customer Service Representative for Southwestern Bell.
He was born October 24, 1970, in Cleburne to Walter Byron West and Darlene Miller. He married Jennifer Rebecca Scott on July 6, 1992, in Burleson. He loved to fish, play softball and coach his girls in playing softball.
Mr. West is survived by his wife, Jennifer West, of Burleson; three daughters, Brianna West, Mikaylah West and Sierra West, all of Burleson; parents, Byron and Heidi West of Burleson and Darlene Miller West of Austin; two sisters, Kristi Brown and husband, Dan, and Michelle Stetka and husband, John, all of Conroe; grandmother, Elva Adams, of Burleson; one nephew, Mason Brown; in-laws, Larry and Terena Scott, and David and June Tiner, all of Burleson; step-brother, Johnny Carrington of Burleson; step-sister, Megan Gassaway of Blum; two brothers-in-law, Jimmy Scott and wife, Shauna, of Utah and Jeremy Scott of Burleson; and one sister-in-law, Jamie Scott, of Burleson.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

VOLLIE HUGH RHOADES, SR.
1917-2000
Funeral services for Vollie Hugh Rhoades, Sr., 83, of Burleson were held Tuesday, October 31 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Tye Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Rhoades died Saturday, October 28, 2000, at his home. He was a retired aircraft mechanic.
He was born November 7, 1917, in Somervell County,Texas.
Mr. Rhoades had been a resident of the Fort Worth area for 60 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Burleson. For 56 years he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was an aircraft mechanic at General Dynamics for 39 years and retired in 1982. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. The family extends special thanks to caregivers Sherie Lowe and Olga Trinidad.
Mr. Rhoades is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ruby Rhoades, of Burleson; son, Hugh Rhoades and wife, Mary, of Bedford; daughters, Mary Mattinson and husband, Richard, of Burleson, Karen Humble and husband, Larry, of Hurst; four grandsons; one granddaughter; and seven great-grandchildren.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

REVEREND WILLIAM "BILL" MOSLEY
1934-2000
Reverend Bill Mosley, 66, of Burleson was called home to the Lord this past Tuesday, October 24. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 28 at Laurel Land of Dallas. Officiating at the services were Presbyter John Kershaw and Reverends Tom Foster, Jay Hurley, Curtis Evans, Melvin Strong and Doyle Crestman.
Pastor Mosley was employed by American Freightway until August, 2000. He was pastor at Revival Time United Pentecostal Church in Burleson for the past seven years. Pastor Mosely and his wife, Sister Rita Mosley, stepped out in faith and made the decision to become pastor at Revival Time back in 1993.
Pastor Mosley loved Burleson. He often said what a wonderful community this was.
The church started with only a couple of members and grew to 50. It was Pastor Mosley's dream to move his growing church family into a new home to worship the Lord. Their new church building plans and location were just approved last week. His church family and wife will carry on his vision for Revival Time, and the church will be built in memory of this kind, compassionate man.
Pastor Bill Mosley is survived by his wife, Sister Rita Mosley; numerous children and grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
As the pastor once said, "A cry to the cross, a tear with prayer. A heavy heart, burdens to bear. Lay all at the feet of Jesus and let your troubles roll away."
Pastor Bill Mosley will be greatly missed by many. His presence here on earth may be gone, but his love for all and his faith in God will be eternally passed on.

ARLENE JOHNSTON
1937-2000
Memorial services for Arlene "Honey" Johnston, 63, are scheduled at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 29 at the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor Don Baker and Pastor Jerry Mayes will officiate.
Mrs. Johnston died October 3, 2000, in Tijuana, Mexico while under treatment for ovarian cancer.
She was born April 21, 1937, in Tonasket, Washington.
Mrs. Johnston worked for 15 years at the Joshua Medical Center for Dr. Harold Frank. She was her husband's support system while he was employed for 35 years for the Seventh-day Adventist Denomination in Idaho, Oregon, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas and Washington. She was her girl's and grandson's greatest cheerleader.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband of 45 years, Roy Lee Johnston; daughters, Vikki Goff of Cleburne and Shana Donica and husband, Matt, of Palmer; three grandsons, Tyler and Trever Goff and Colton Donica; aunt, Flossie Carr of Cave Junction, Oregon; nephews, Frank Carr, Jr., of Nigeria, South Africa and John Carr of Fort Carson, Colorado; several cousins, brothers-in-law and sister-in-law.

S. B. ALEXANDER
1907-2000
Funeral services for S.B. (Byron) Alexander, 93, of Keene were held Friday, October 20 at Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor John Griswell and Pastor Don Baker officiated. Burial was at Keene Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Robby Mullen, Marty Mullen, Jere Putnam, Thomas Bunch, Danny Roberts and David Sinclair.
Honorary pallbearers were William Alexander, Fred Alexander, Harold Lindsey, Cato Mullen, David Smith and Ben Putnam.
Mr. Alexander died Tuesday, October 17, 2000, in Keene. He was a water well driller.
He was born March 3, 1907, in Smith Bend, Texas to Fred W. and Mattie Viola Burgamy Alexander. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church for over 75 years. He taught Sabbath School Class for many years. He was in the water well drilling business for over 60 years.
Mr. Alexander married Henrietta Stoner on December 25, 1931, in Keene. She preceded him in death in 1965. He married Christine (Lambeth) Johnson in Keene in June of 1967. She preceded him in death on July 6, 1993.
He is survived by his daughter, Beverly Bracken of Dallas; step-daughter, Verona Mullen of Cleburne; brothers, William "Buck" Alexander of Keene and Fred Alexander of Keene; sister, Flora Lindsey of Keene; and two grandchildren.
Martin's Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements.

BOBBY L. MC MILLEN SR.
Funeral services for Bobby L. McMillen, Sr., 70, of Crowley were held Saturday, October 21 at Laurel Land of Fort Worth Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth.
Mr. McMillen died Wednesday, October 18, 2000, in a Fort Worth Hospital. He was a retired General Dynamics manager.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Birtie Ball McMillen.
He is survived by sons, Bobby McMillen, Jr., and Billy McMillen; daughters, Birtie M. Lesher, Nancy Greene, Brenda Solis and Mary Dacus; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and longtime family friend, Eve Frazier.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association in his name.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

ETHEL NOE
1911-2000
Funeral services for Ethel Noe, 89, of Burleson were held Monday, October 23 at Burleson Memorial Chapel. Dr. Craig Vire officiated. Burial was at Bethesda Cemetery.
Mrs. Noe died Wednesday, October 18, 2000, at her home. She was a retired cafeteria worker for Burleson I.S.D.
She was born February 21, 1911, in Hico, Texas.
The following article was published in the Burleson Star in February, 1973.
"CAFETERIA WORKER SERVES 'LAST MEAL'
They haven't started a breakfast program in the Burleson schools yet, but Mrs. Ethel Noe has been serving meals 'sunny side up' in the schools for 20 years - long enough to have included several generations of Burleson youngsters.
It's not eggs that Mrs. Noe serves on the sunny side, but the ready smile that she never seemed to run out of, not even during the third lunch period of the day.
Mrs. Noe was recently honored in a ceremony at the high school on the occasion of her retirement after 20 years in the Burleson school system. That same day during an assembly, she was recognized for her years of service and presented a plaque by Supt. of Schools, Bill Stribling.
It is characteristic of the wide range of people with whom she was associated, that she was not only praised by principals and the school superintendent but was also given a standing ovation by the high school students.
'I first started working in the cafeteria at Nola Dunn when it was the only school in town,' she noted, 'and I can't tell a lot of difference in kids back then and kids now.'
'Their hair and dress styles might have changed some,' she added, 'but the same thing could be said about adults as well.'
She started working at the school cafeterias in 1945, but did not work consecutively until 1958. She recalls that a plate lunch sold for .18 cents her first year on the job.
'We got almost more government commodities than we knew what to do with back then,' she said. 'They don't have as many to work with now, but the cafeteria ladies still make everything from scratch,' she added.
'There hasn't been a great deal of difference in the food,' she mused, 'nor the kids that eat it. They'd still just about as soon have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as anything.'
If anyone should know about the long range eating habits of Burleson students, Mrs. Noe should. She has worked in every school cafeteria in Burleson, except Mound.
Many Burleson businessmen have eaten food prepared and served by Mrs. Noe back when they were in school. 'I served them a lot of Lima beans,' she said. 'Since some of them seem to be pretty smart now, I guess lima beans must be good brain food.' She recalled a first grader at Frazier a few years ago that she was trying to convince that cherry cobbler was just as good as regular cherry pie. 'This was George Washington's favorite,' she told the little boy. 'Did you cook for him?' he asked. 
If she had it might have explained why he cut the cherry tree down - he was simply trying to gather cherries for her to make him another cherry cobbler."
Mrs. Noe is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Patsy Dunn; grandchildren, Donna and Alton; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Mattie McMurtrey and Ann Reedy; many nieces and nephews.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

BOYD WESLEY RODDY
1907-2000
Funeral services for Boyd Wesley Roddy, 92, of Burleson were held Saturday, October 21 at Laurel Land of Burleson Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park.
Mr. Roddy died Friday, October 20, 2000, in Fort Worth. He was a retired U.S. Postal Service employee.
He was born November 28, 1907. He lived in the Burleson community all of his life. He was happily married to Agnes Elizabeth Roddy for 66 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Burleson and worked at the downtown Fort Worth Post Office for more than 40 years.
Mr. Roddy was preceded in death by his wife Agnes Elizabeth Roddy on February 3, 2000; his parents, Jeff and Annie Roddy; brothers, Milton and Clyde Roddy; and sisters, Tennie Ann Roddy and Ina Harrison.
He is survived by sons, Kenneth Roddy and wife, Suzanne, of Fredericksburg and Curtis Roddy of Fort Worth; daughter, Linda Moore and husband, Jerry, of Celina; grandchildren, Steven Roddy and wife, Jennifer, of New Braunfels, Julie Roddy of Conroe, David Roddy of Conroe, Laura Hagan and husband, Scott, of Lewisville and Gregg Moore of Carrollton; great-grandchildren, Emma and Sam Roddy of New Braunfels; and several nieces and nephews.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

"BIGGIE" TIMMONS
1936-2000
Funeral services for "Biggie" Timmons, 64, of Burleson were held Monday, October 23 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Cleburne. Reverend Terry Williams, Reverend Joe Hawkins and Reverend J.B. Mercer officiated. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne.
Pallbearers were Randy Myers, Charles King, Monty Rosser, Stacy Rosser, Ricky English, Richard English, Gary Knox and Mike Myers.
Mrs. Timmons died Friday, October 20, 2000, in Burleson. She was a retired retail clerk with Mitchell's Department Store.
She was born August 6, 1936, in Godley, Texas.
Mrs. Timmons was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Timmons, Jr. on March 8, 1995; and one son, Harold Chris Timmons.
She is survived by sons, Kevin Timmons of Burleson and Jeff Timmons of Wills Point; daughter, Pam Johnson of Burleson; twin sister, Bill Rosser of Cleburne; sister, Jimmie King of Midland; brothers, Bitsy Myers of Granbury and Bo Myers of Fort Worth; and mother-in-law, Nettie Clymer of Burleson.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements.

MARY ELIZABETH VENABLE JEFFRESS
1911-2000
Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth Venable Jeffress, 88, of Burleson are scheduled at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 19 at Laurel Land of Burleson Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Burleson Memorial Park. Visitation is from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 18 at Laurel Land of Burleson.
Mrs. Jeffress died Saturday, October 14, 2000, in Fort Worth. She was a homemaker.
She was born October 25, 1911, in Bono, Texas. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
Mrs. Jeffress was preceded in death by her husband, Charles (Bud) Jeffress.
She is survived by daughter, Kathryn Hamm; grandchildren, Johnny Lee Hamm and wife, Angie, and Mary Kaye Largent and husband, Joe; four great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Velma Venable and Eva Mae Venable; and several nieces and nephews.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

DELLA MINNIE NAIVAR KOCUREK
1906-2000
Funeral services for Della Minnie Naivar Kocurek, 94, of Burleson were held Saturday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Rosenberg, Texas. Burial was at Morton Cemetery in Richmond, Texas.
Mrs. Kocurek died Tuesday, October 10, 2000, in Fort Worth. 
She was born March 18, 1906, in Vox Populii, Texas, near Cat Springs, to John Josef Naivar and Frances Frnka Naivar. They moved from Cat Springs to Ratibor, near Temple, where she attended Lost Prairie School (and even stayed on to teach sixth grade.) Her parents farmed and had a mercantile store.
Della came to Rosenberg where her sister Carrie lived, and she worked as a waitress at the "Harvey House" by the railroad. She met and fell in love with Willie Albin Kocurek. They married on January 6, 1929.
Della attended the Buddy Benz School of Floral Design in Houston, as did three daughters and one granddaughter. She was blessed with green thumbs and won many blue ribbons at the Fort Bend County Fair. She and Bill started Kocureks Flower Shop in 1950.
After both retired in 1970, Della and Bill moved to Jewett, Texas to raise cattle. Bill passed away in 1986, but Della remained there with the garden, cattle, guineas, ducks and turkeys. She especially loved her family, fishing on her own lake, watching football, collecting salt and pepper shakers, gardening, flowers, playing 42, cooking, baking and reading.
Although she attended the Rosenberg Brethren Church in Rosenberg, they attended the First United Methodist Church in Jewett, Texas since 1970.
Della remained at the farm until 1994, when she moved to Kateland Square in Richmond, Texas, and later to Stonegate Nursing Center in Fort Worth. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in August, 2000. She passed away peacefully Tuesday night, October 10, 2000.
Mrs. Kocurek was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Bill; her brothers and sisters, Albin Naivar, Annie Vasicek, Matilda Sodek, Mary Talasek, Carrie Talasek, Frank Naivar, Ed Naivar, and siblings Johnny and Ema who died as children.
She is survived by children, Frances Wheat and husband, Gene, of Burleson, Joyce Brooks and husband, Jon, of Lewisville, William Kocurek and wife, Mary Jane, of Richmond, Marvin Kocurek and wife, Esther, of Anchorage, Alaska, Jane Hill and husband, Glen, of Richmond, Alice Kocurek of Rosenberg; grandchildren, Conway Wheat and wife, Connie, Janet Payne and husband, Hoby, Chris Ward, Sabrina Ward, Eric Kocurek and wife, Jennifer, Omar Kocurek; great-grandchildren, Ryan Payne, Jon Wheat, Kamella Wheat, Devin Ward, Taylor Payne; sister-in-law, Elsie Bobo of New Mexico; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson was in charge of arrangements.

MARY LEE CUMBIE
1920-2000
Funeral services for Mary Lee Cumbie, 80, of Burleson were held Thursday, October 12 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Cleburne. Reverend Rick Owens of St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church officiated. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne.
Pallbearers were Bill Keeling, Steve Beggs, Tracy Beggs, Charles West, Jack West and Jerry West.
Mrs. Cumbie died Monday, October 9, 2000, at her home. She was a homemaker.
She was born August 26, 1920, in Ben Wheeler, Texas. She was a member of St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Burleson and Eastern Star Chapter 253 in Midland.
Mrs. Cumbie was preceded in death by her husband, Emory Brown Cumbie, on June 1, 1992.
She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Barbara Cumbie of Burleson and Joe and Janie Cumbie of Eagle Pass, Texas; brother, James Beggs of Midland; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements.

RICHARD KIRK
1952-2000
Funeral services for Richard Kirk, 48, of Burleson are scheduled at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 12 at Laurel Land of Burleson Memorial Chapel. Visitation is from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 11.
Mr. Kirk died Sunday, October 8, 2000, in Kennedale. He was an electrician at Lone Star Park of Grand Prairie.
He was born February 26, 1952, in Marietta, Oklahoma. He enjoyed car racing, softball and fishing. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and son.
Mr. Kirk is survived by his wife of 28 years, Mable Kirk, of Burleson; son, Eathn Kirk, of Burleson; daughter, Sharrlee K. Kirk, of Kansas City, Missouri; mother and step-father, Betty and Douglas Baird, of Ardmore, Oklahoma; brother, William Kirk, of Houston; sister, Katrina Simpson, of Marietta, Oklahoma; granddaughters, Samantha Kirk and Savanna Kirk-VanDyke; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

ASHLEY AUSTIN WINSETT
2000
Funeral services for Ashley Austin Winsett, infant, of Cleburne, were held Monday, October 9 at First Assembly of God Church. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne.
Ashley Austin died Thursday, October 5, 2000, in Cleburne. He was born October 5, 2000, in Cleburne to Ashley Jason Winsett and Mary Ann Stephens Winsett.
Ashley Austin is survived by his parents, Jason and Mary Ann Winsett of Cleburne; maternal grandparents, Gary and Mary Stephens of Cleburne; paternal grandparents, Kyle and Trisha Kelley of Cleburne; Mike and Nena Winsett of Cleburne; maternal great-grandparents, Eda Collins of Corpus Christi and James Collins of Corpus Christi; paternal great-grandparents, A.D. and Mae Winsett of Cleburne and Hazel Rhodes of Alvarado; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.
The Cleburne Funeral Home of Cleburne, Texas handled the arrangements. 

ROBERT BENNETT
1974-2000
Memorial services for Robert "Buddy" Bennett, 26, of Alvarado were held Wednesday, October 4 at Happy Hill Baptist Church.
Mr. Bennett died Sunday, October 1, 2000, in Tarrant County, Texas. He was a forklift driver for James Hardee in Cleburne.
He was born June 3, 1974, in Dallas to Doug Bennett and Anita Bennett.
Mr. Bennett is survived by his parents, Doug and Anita Bennett of Alvarado; two sisters, Theresa Stephens of Stephenville and Nicole Bennett of Alvarado; two brothers, Michael Bennett of Alvarado and Jason Bennett of Alvarado; paternal grandmother, Louise Bennett of Alvarado; and maternal grandmother, Lawanna Keeth of Garland. 
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

SKIP BAILEY
1958-2000
Graveside services for Skip Bailey, 42, of Fort Worth were held Monday, October 2 at Laurel Land Cemetery in Fort Worth. Dr. Gene Wolfenbarger officiated.
Mr. Bailey died Saturday, September 30, 2000, at a local hospital. He was a maintenance worker for the Crowley I.S.D.
He was born May 8, 1958, in Kansas City, Missouri to James Lavern Bailey and Phyllis Larue Fiester. He was a resident of Fort Worth for the past four years. A member of the Mountain Valley Country Club for many years, he loved playing golf. He was devoted to watching his daughters play basketball and going to the rodeo. He was also a gate security guard at the Stock Show in Fort Worth for many years. "HOOK 'EM HORNS."
Mr. Bailey is survived by his daughters, Stormi Kelli Bailey and Danna Shai Bailey, and their mother, Bridgitte Bailey, all of Godley; parents, Phyllis Bailey of Fort Worth and Jim Bailey of Burleson; sister, Robin McClure and her husband, Daniel, of Joshua; grandmother, Larue Fiester of Fort Worth; niece, Bailey Cheyenne McClure of Joshua; nephew, James Daniel McClure of Joshua; and a host of friends at Mountain Valley Country Club who took such good care of Skip.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

LEILA B. SEATON DARLIN
1914-2000
Funeral services for Leila B. Seaton Darlin, 85, of Snyder, Texas were held Thursday, September 28 at Bell-Cypert-Seale Chapel in Snyder. Mr. Tom Holcomb, minister of East Side Church of Christ, officiated. Burial was at Snyder Cemetery.
Mrs. Darlin died Tuesday, September 26, 2000, at her home in Snyder after a lengthy illness. She was a housewife.
She was born October 4, 1914, in McCauley, Texas. She married Walter D. Darlin on November 27, 1932, in Spur, Texas. She was a lifetime member of the Church of Christ and a member of the East Side Church of Christ in Snyder. A former resident of Lubbock and Brownfield, she had lived in Snyder since 1976.
Mrs. Darlin was preceded in death by her husband Walter Darlin on March 15, 1997, and by her sister, Era Bratcher.
She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Cynthia Darlin of Snyder, and Walter Bruce and Mary Lou Darlin of Burleson; sisters, Cora Rose Jones of San Angelo and Julie Woodard of Brownfield; brothers, B.D. Seaton, J.C. Seaton, Ira E. Seaton and Bradley Seaton,all of Brownfield; three grandchildren, Sherry Hernandez of The Colony, Kenneth Wayne Darlin of Lubbock and Cassandra Darlin of Snyder; two great-grandchildren, Amber Hernandez and Michael Hernandez, both of The Colony.
Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home of Snyder, Texas was in charge of arrangements.

BONNIE LOUISE BRATTON HOLMES
Funeral services for Bonnie Louise Bratton Holmes, 72, of Burleson were held Tuesday, September 26 at Boulevard Baptist Church in Burleson. Burial was at Emerald Hills Memorial Park in Kennedale.
Mrs. Holmes died Saturday, September 23, 2000, at a medical center. She was a homemaker.
She was born in New Hope Community to the late Hans F. and Irene Arnold Feddersen where she attended church with her family. She attend school at both New Home and Rendon until she was 14. From 1942 until 1966, she lived in Fort Worth where she attended Maddox Avenue Baptist Church and Rolling Hills Baptist Church. She was always a helpful wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt. She was always faithful to her Savior and had a passion for gospel music. In May of 1966, she and Robert moved both their home and church to Burleson where she continued her faithful service to the Lord and others.
Mrs. Holmes is survived by her husband, Robert (R.L.) Holmes of Burleson; son, Milton R. Bratton and wife, Patricia, of Arlington; four granddaughters; two grandsons; and a host of nephews, nieces and cousins.
The family has requested that memorials be made to the Boulevard Baptist Church building fund.
Blessing Funeral Home of Mansfield handled the arrangements.

VALDA DYER PENDERGRAFT 
1907-2000
Funeral services for Valda Dyer Pendergraft, 93, of Burleson were held Monday, September 25 at First Baptist Church of Burleson. Interment was at Rose Cemetery in Hobart, Oklahoma.
Mrs. Pendergraft died Saturday, September 23, 2000, in Burleson. She was born February 14, 1907, in Hobart, Oklahoma to Lucius and Maude Dyer.
She married Ramon Lee Heffner on January 5, 1926; he preceded her in death in 1944. She later married Arthur Lee Pendergraft on May 17, 1951; he passed away in November, 1973.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; a baby sister, Virginia Castle; and one brother, Wayne Dyer, who was shot down over Germany in 1944.
Mrs. Pendergraft had been a resident of Burleson since 1976. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Burleson and a world traveler. She loved her church and enjoyed crocheting and gardening. She had worked for the FHA in Oklahoma and the Navajo Service in Arizona. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Mrs. Pendergraft is survived by a son, James R. Heffner of Burleson; sister, Freda Cary of Hobart, Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Cheri Stripling, Rob Orr and his wife,Pam; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of friends.
The family would appreciate memorials to the Harvest House, 349 N.W. Renfro, Burleson, Texas 76028.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

WILLIAM DRIVER
1927-2000
Funeral services for William "Bill" Driver, 73, of Everman were held Wednesday, September 20 at Hallmark Baptist Church. Burial was at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Mr. Driver died September 17, 2000, in a local hospital. He was a flooring contractor.
He was born March 27, 1927, in Yankton, South Dakota to William A. and Laverna Ann Driver. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of the Hallmark Baptist Church. He was a faithful and loving husband and a patient and supportive parent and grandparent. He had a great sense of humor, gentle spirit and pleasant personality. He saw only the good in people and was loved by all who knew him. During his darkest days he never complained, but continued to praise God for his goodness. He raised his children to love and honor God.
Mr. Driver is survived by his wife of 54 years, Eula Faye Driver of Everman; sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Donna Driver of Rendon, and Don and Barbara Driver of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Jim Keel of Mansfield; grandchildren, Nikki Driver of Rendon, Carly and Coleman Driver of Fort Worth, and Amanda and Rebecca Keel of Mansfield.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson/Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

TINA DIANE DOUGLAS
1966-2000
Funeral services for Tina Diane Douglas, 33, of Fort Worth were held Saturday,September 23 at 2:00 p.m. at Alsbury Baptist Church in Burleson. Reverend Scott Sharman and Reverend Jerrell Elston officiated. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park in Burleson.
Miss Douglas died Wednesday, September 20, 2000, at a Fort Worth Nursing Center.
She was born October 12, 1966, in Fort Worth to Robert Hal Douglas, Sr. and Lynda Lee Higgins. She was a lifelong resident of Burleson and was a 1987 graduate of Burleson High School. She was a member of the Crestmont Baptist Church of Burleson.
Tina had experienced a lifelong battle with Spina Bifida. Despite her handicap, she had a tenacious spirit and rarely questioned her illness. The family would like to thank the Castle Peak Hospice and Forest Hill Nursing Home for their love and care.
Miss Douglas was preceded in death by her grandparents, Cheesy and Velma Higgins, Cecil and Mary Douglas, and a cousin, Bryan Douglas.
She is survived by her father, Robert "Bob" Douglas, Sr. and his wife, Mary, of Burleson; mother, Lynda Schardein of Burleson; brother, Robert "Bobby Douglas of Burleson; sisters, Terri Bennett and her husband, Richard, of Burleson, Toni Cook and her husband, Mike, of Burleson, Tracy Shields of Alvarado; stepsisters, Brenda Crowell of Arlington and Donna Bird of Sachse, Texas; nieces, Jennifer Lawhorn of Lindale, Texas,Megan Whitley of Crowley, Cassie Shields of Alvarado; nephews, John Bennett of Burleson, Jonathan Whitley of Crowley, and Cody Shields of Burleson; aunts and uncles, Steve and Gayle Douglas of Burleson, J.T. and Betty Bingham of Burleson.
The Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

RAVEN SKY LEDBETTER
1999-2000
Graveside services for Raven Sky Ledbetter, 18 months, of Burleson are scheduled Thursday, September 21 at 10:30 a.m. at Thorp Spring Cemetery in Thorp Spring.
Raven passed away Sunday, September 17, 2000, at a Fort Worth hospital. She was born April 1, 1999, in Corpus Christi.
Raven was preceded in death by her grandparents, Dorris Maryland Henderson and Jessie Ray Ledbetter, and great-grandmother, Estel White.
She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Joy Renea and James Burt of Burleson; father and stepmother, Dusty and Christina Ledbetter of Arlington; grandfather, Donald Ledbetter of Round Rock; great-grandparents, Drew and Ruth Ledbetter of Joshua; stepgrandparents, James and Katherine Burt; stepgreat-grandmother, Annie Ruth Burt; aunt, Julie Ledbetter; uncles, James Henderson and Scott Ledbetter; great-aunts, Louise Murray, Kathy Brandon and Joyce Stevens; and great-uncles, Paul Brandon, Harley Murray, Royce Ledbetter and Kenneth Ledbetter.
Wiley Funeral Home of Granbury is in charge of arrangements.

KEN GREINER
1929-2000
Funeral services for Ken Greiner, 71, of Joshua, will be held Friday, September 22 at 11:00 a.m. in the Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson.
Mr. Greiner died Monday, September 18, 2000, at a local care center. He was a district manager for Axelson, Inc.
He was born June 22, 1929, in Ponca, Oklahoma. He married Bobbie Anderson on September 24, 1964, at Aztec, New Mexico. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Reece Prairie Baptist Church and was active with the Senior Citizens in Burleson.
Mr. Greiner is survived by his wife, Bobbie Greiner, of Joshua; sons and daughters-in-law, Roy and Judy Greiner of Redding, California, William J. and Sandy Greiner of San Diego, California; sons, Bob Davis of Farmington, New Mexico, Dave Davis of Farmington, Jerry Greiner and Dale Greiner; one sister, Dorothy Laughin of Cushing, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family requests that memorials be made to Community Hospice of Texas, 301 Medpark Circle, Burleson, Texas 76028.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

DENZIL R. PENDERGRASS
1946-2000
Funeral services for Denzil R. Pendergrass, 54, of Burleson will be held Thursday, September 21 at 2:00 p.m. at Laurel Land of Burleson Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Burleson Memorial Park. Visitation is from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 20 at Laurel Land of Burleson Funeral Home.
Mr. Pendergrass died Sunday, September 17, 2000, in Fort Worth. He was employed by Miller Brewing Company for 26 years.
He was born April 26, 1946, in Colorado City, Texas. He was a resident of Burleson for the past 30 years. Mr. Pendergrass was an avid golfer and played in the 1996 Colonial Pro-AM. He was a loving husband and father.
Mr. Pendergrass is survived by his wife of 17 years, Penny Pendergrass of Burleson; son, James Pendergrass of Burleson; daughters, Shelly Tunnell and husband, Glenn, of Burleson and Amber Pendergrass of Burleson; two grandchildren, Bryan and Corey Tunnell of Burleson.
The family has requested that memorials be made to the First Christian Church of Burleson.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements. 

JOHNNY D. SMITH
1942-2000
Funeral services for Johnny D. Smith, 57, of Burleson are scheduled Thursday, September 14 at 2:00 p.m. at Crestmont Baptist Church in Burleson. Dr. Frankie Rainey, Reverend Marty Strayhorn and Reverend Ken Coleman will officiate. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Visitation is from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 13 at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Burleson.
Mr. Smith died Monday, September 11, 2000, at his home. He was a truck driver for Central Freight Company, retired after 20 years.
He was born November 24, 1942, in Fort Worth. He was a graduate of Burleson High School in 1962, a member and deacon of Crestmont Baptist Church and Director of the Southern Gospel Music Association. He sang gospel music since 1975 and was lead singer and manager of Kings River Quartet. He was a loving husband, father and brother, and a friend to everyone.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents, Marshall and Genell Smith, and his parents-in-law, A.D. and Lillian Caraway.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Mary Smith of Burleson; two sons, Scott Smith of Dallas and Steve Smith and wife, Michelle, of Austin; daughter, Hallie Smith of Burleson; two brothers, Jimmy Smith and wife, Sue, of Burleson, and Bob Smith and wife, Paula, of Cleburne; two sisters, Jo Taylor and husband, Al, of Burleson, and Vicki Davenport and husband, Jackie, of Cleburne; two brothers-in-law and wives, Bob and Sisi Caraway of San Antonio, and David and Patsy Caraway of Crowley; one sister-in-law, Barbara Richey of Burleson; and a large extended family and friends. 
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

WILLALEA BELL
1933-2000
Funeral services for Willalea Bell, 67, of Mansfield will be held Friday, September 15 at 9:30 a.m. at Retta Baptist Church in Burleson. Reverend John Harlan will officiate. Burial will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Greenacres Memorial Park. Visitation is Thursday, September 14 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Martin's Funeral Home in Cleburne.
Pallbearers are R.O. Dalton, Jay Dalton, Otis Burkett, Larry Searey, Tom Long and Frankie Hall. Honorary pallbearers are Eslee Sanders and Buddy Peacock.
Mrs. Bell died Sunday, September 10, 2000, in Fort Worth. She was a homemaker.
She was born March 21, 1933, in Manhattan, Kansas to George William and Lillian Virginia Fair Welch. She married Clyde Alfred Bell in Manhattan, Kansas on August 14, 1949. She was a member of Retta Baptist Church in Burleson.
Mrs. Bell was preceded in death by one brother.
She is survived by her husband, Clyde Bell of Mansfield; son, Anthony William Bell of Alvarado; daughters, Lisa Marie Henry of Mansfield, Lynda Allen of Arlington, Virginia Hollaway of Arlington and Sara Bell of Mansfield; sister, Kathy Heidel of Salina, Kansas; and six grandchildren.
Martin's Funeral Home in Cleburne is handling the arrangements.

PAUL MONROE MATHIS
Funeral services for Paul Monroe Mathis, 84, of Burleson were held Monday, August 28, at First United Methodist Church in Burleson. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Mr. Mathis died Friday, August 25, 2000, at a Burleson care center. He was a machinist for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Boaz, Alabama, retired after 38 years.
The son of a sharecropper, Mr. Mathis spent his early years living and working on various farms in Alabama and Mississippi. He and his family moved to Burleson in 1983. He made friends quickly at Bransom's Grocery Store where he was employed part time. 
He was a lifetime member of the Methodist Church and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Burleson. He was a Mason and enjoyed gardening, fishing, reading and being a home handyman. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He lived his life strictly by the American "work ethic" and had a high regard for education. He was known for his friendliness, clever wit and storytelling.
Mr. Mathis was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, LaVerne Mathis, in 1992 and by his son, Dr. G. Ray Mathis, in 1981.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Linda M. and Dr. John W. Schaub of Burleson; sisters, Evelyn Seale of Natchez, Mississippi; Edith Kelley and Emogene Humphries, both of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; daughter-in-law, Dr. Mary Pugh Mathis of Atlanta, Georgia; grandsons, John Paul Mathis and wife, Dr. Page Moreau, of Dallas, Dr. Charles Ray Mathis and wife, Maureen, of San Marcos, John Mark Schaub and wife, Rebecca, of San Antonio, Michael Craig Schaub of Dallas; great-grandchildren, Kelley, Kevin and Shannon of San Marcos and Charles Laile of San Antonio.

KRIS LEE EVERETT
1960-2000
Funeral services for Kris Lee Everett, 40, of Burleson are scheduled Thursday, September 14 at 11:30 a.m. at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Cleburne. Reverend Robert Graham will officiate. Burial will be at Pleasant Point Cemetery in Johnson County, Texas.
Pallbearers are Scooter Coward, Casey Norrell, Ricky Norrell, Matt Shehorn, Monte Shehorn and Michael Threadgill.
Mr. Everett died Saturday, September 9, 2000, in Burleson. 
He was born August 6, 1960 in Cleburne.
Mr. Everett was preceded in death by his grandmother, Helen Everett, in 1997.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Shirley Ann and Joby Young of Cleburne; father and stepmother, Bobby and Judy Everett of New Braunfels; sister and brother-in-law, Kori and Scooter Coward of Cleburne; three stepbrothers; three stepsisters; grandparents, Benson and Lorena Shehorn of Cleburne, and Willie and Sue Everett of Shiner, Texas; cousin, Misti Jones of Pennsylvania; niece and nephew, Kirsti and Quade Coward of Cleburne; aunts and uncles, Bill and Glenda Shehorn of Burleson, and Candy and Bill Jones of Pennsylvania; and lifelong friend, Rollin Timmons of Burleson.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne is handling the arrangements.

MICHAEL DAVID GRANTHAM
1960-2000
Memorial services for Michael David Grantham, 40, of Mansfield were held Thursday, September 7 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Mansfield.
Mr. Grantham died Monday, September 4, 2000, in a local hospital. He was an auto mechanic.
He was born April 11, 1960, in Lawrence,Kansas.Mr. Grantham enjoyed working with cars and trucks and was known for his unique ability to repair older model vehicles. He was always willing to help his many friends with their automotive problems.
Mr. Grantham is survived by his parents, Bob and Carol Ann Grantham of Mansfield, and Lewis and Deanna Waggaman of Wichita, Kansas; brother, Brian Grantham of Mansfield; sister, Heather Hines and her husband, Dwight, of Burleson; step-sister, Barbara Ford and her husband, Charles, of Mansfield; grandparents, Mildred Ellis of Salina, Kansas, and Harlan and Margaret Grantham of Kansas City, Kansas; five nieces and one nephew. He will also be greatly missed by Maria Roser, Kim and Bill Manzarek, and his many friends from groups he belonged to.
Guardian Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

MONROE E. MARION
1960-2000
Funeral services for Monroe "Monty" E. Marion, 40, of Crowley were held Tuesday, September 12 at Royal Oaks Church in Fort Worth. Pastor John Herweg officiated. Interment was at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Mr. Marion died Friday, September 8, 2000, in Fort Worth. He was a machinist. 
He was born January 5, 1960. He was a member of the Royal Oaks Church. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend.
Mr. Marion was preceded in death by his father, Harold Marion. 
He is survived by his wife, Susan Marion; children, Angela Enrriques, Vanessa Enrriques, Stephen Enrriques, Sara Marion and Kristina Marion; mother, Ann Marion; brothers, Mark Marion and Tommy Marion; sisters, Pam Gilley and Leslie Marion; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Baumgardner Funeral Home of Crowley handled the arrangements.

LORRAINE ROBERTSON
1941-2000
Funeral services for Lorraine (Mamaw) Robertson, 59, of Alvarado were held Tuesday, September 5 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home Chapel Fort Worth/Burleson. Burial was at Skyvue Memorial Gardens in Mansfield.
Mrs. Robertson died Thursday, August 31, 2000, at her home. She was Office Manager for Campbell Auto Body in Benbrook.
She was born May 31, 1941, at Van Alstyne, Texas. 
Mrs. Robertson is survived by sons, Randy Robertson of Cedar Park, Texas, Steve Robertson of Burleson and Greg Robertson of Fort Worth; brothers, Clyde Stevens, H.S. Stevens, Jr. and Wayne Stevens; sisters, Beulah Mae Bell, Jesse Burke and Jewell Franklin; grandchildren, Ashley Robertson of Cedar Park, Amanda Robertson of Cedar Park, Lyndsay Robertson of Burleson and Ethan Robertson of Keller.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Fort Worth/Burleson handled the arrangements.

A.W. MILLER
1917-2000
Funeral services for A.W. "Whit" Miller, 83, of Burleson were held Saturday,September 2, at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Burleson. Reverend Jay Darnell and Reverend Dr. Jim Sanders, Jr., officiated. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park.
Mr. Miller died Wednesday, August 30, 2000, at a Harlingen hospital. He was a retired Dairy Farmer.
He was born January 22, 1917. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a registered sanitarian, inspecting dairies in Fort Worth. Mr. Miller was a lifelong resident of Burleson and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Burleson. He had served two terms on the Burleson School Board.
Mr. Miller is survived by his wife of 58 years, Carleeta Miller of Burleson; son, Jack Miller of Burleson; daughter, Kathy Lewis of Fort Worth; sisters, Jackie Deering of Fort Worth, Melba Cowsert of Blanco, Texas; grandchildren, Melissa Trammell and Scott Lewis, both of Fort Worth, Jesse Lewis of Austin, Amanda Miller and Jack Miller III, both of Burleson; great-grandchildren, Kimber Trammell, Kathryne Lewis, Halley Lewis and Stephen Lewis, all of Fort Worth.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

OTTO JEAN
1931-2000
Funeral services for Otto Jean, 68, of Whitney were held Friday, September 1 at Laurel Land of Burleson Chapel. Burial was at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas.
Mr. Jean died Wednesday, August 30, 2000, at a Fort Worth hospital. He was a retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant.
He was born November 7, 1931, in Whitney. He retired from the US. Air Force after 21 years of service. He was a charter member of VFW Post #9299, Alvarado; commander of Alvarado American Legion #426; commander of Burleson American Legion #549; past 6th District American Legion commander; and a member of Whitney Post #522.
Mr. Jean is survived by his wife, Wynnette Jean of Whitney; sons, Otto W. Jean of St. Louis, David W. Jean and his wife, Patricia, of Fort Worth and Randy S. Jean and his wife, Carla, of Burleson; daughters, Cindy Hampton and her husband, Roy, of Burleson, Renee Carr of Fort Worth; stepson, Paul Avena and his wife, Candy, of Saginaw; stepdaughters, Michelle Avena of Fort Worth, Suzanne Houchins of Fort Worth and Denise Avena of Fort Worth; brother, Jimmy Jean and his wife, Nancy, of Austin; sister, Sondra Milligan of Fort Worth; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

RUBY LEE KIESLING
1921-2000
Funeral services for Ruby Lee Kiesling, 78, of Burleson were held Saturday, September 2 at 11:00 a.m. at Charity Lutheran Church, 1101 S.W. Wilshire Boulevard in Burleson. Burial was at Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Mrs. Kiesling died Tuesday, August 29, 2000, in Burleson following a brief illness. She was a housewife and care giver for her ill husband of 59 years.
She was born October 1, 1921, in Olney. She was a kind and loving mother and wife.
Mrs. Kiesling is survived by her husband, Fred Kiesling; brother, Arville Kunkel; children, Barbara Maley, Sharon McComas, Robert Kiesling, John Kiesling, Ronald Kiesling and Renee Griffin; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was a loving person who will live on in her children's hearts.
Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.


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