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Published Sept. 4, 1996

Timothy K. Ables
LONDON, England -- Timothy Kilpatrick Ables, 41, passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 27 in Chelsea.

Funeral was Tuesday at Golders Green, London.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, to CRUSAID, 11 Carteret Street, London SW1H 9DJ. UK, marked in memory of Tim Ables.

He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Terrace "Terry" Patrick Ables.

Timothy Ables was the beloved son of Margaret Gilbert of Fort Worth and Billy Ables of Ennis.

Survivors: Brothers, Stephen Ables and Kelly Gilbert; grandmother, Clara Ables; stepsister, Priscilla Morgan and her husband, Steve; stepbrother, Philip Gilbert; and other dear friends.

Keyon Funeral Service
London, England, 171-937-0757
 

Jerry M. Baker
FORT WORTH -- Jerry M. Baker, 59, a sales representative, died Sunday at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Matthew United Methodist Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

Memorials: St. Matthew United Methodist Church Building Fund, 2600 Hitson Lane, Fort Worth 76112; or Hospice Vitas of Tarrant County, 2501 Parkview Drive, Fort Worth 76102.

Jerry M. Baker was born Sept. 10, 1936, in Columbus, Ind. He worked for Walker Manufacturing for approximately 14 years, AP Parts for approximately eight years, and then owned and operated Baker Frames for 10 years. He was a past member of the Elks Lodge for 22 years and was active in St. Matthew United Methodist Church.

Mr. Baker was preceded in death by twin sons.

Survivors: Wife of 27 years, Nancy Baker of Fort Worth; daughters, Jeannie Baker of Phoenix, Susan Bentley of Irving, Kathy Baker and Laura Baker, both of Boulder, Colo., and Judy Morgan of Fort Wayne, Ind.; stepsons, Greg Stout of McCook, Neb., and Corky Stout of New Sharon, Iowa; stepdaughter, Carol Acheson of Morland, Kan.; mother, Winifred Baker of Fort Wayne, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Lan Ying Benda
ARLINGTON -- Lan Ying Benda, 86, a homemaker, died Sunday in Arlington.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. today at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Lan Ying Benda was born Aug. 16, 1910, in Peking, China.

Survivors: Sons, Jimmy Bateman of Whittier, Calif., and Jack Bateman of Arlington; daughters, Sally Morgan of Grand Prairie and Micky Shatkin of Arlington; 14 grandchildren; 19 great- grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild.

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

Hattie A. Billingsley
FORT WORTH -- Hattie Ann Billingsley, 71, a retired home health care nurse, died Monday at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral: noon Friday at the Church at Philadelphia. Burial: Rounds Prairie Cemetery in Kearnes. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors.

Hattie Ann Billinglsey was born June 26, 1925, in Oakwood.

Survivors: Husband of 36 years, James Billingsley; sons, Leon S. Abdullah and Lester N. Bryant; daughters, Barbara Mitchell and Cynthia Jones; stepson, James E. Jackson; stepdaughter, Barbara Jackson; brothers, John Winston Jr. and George Winston; sisters, Lue D. Smith, Dorothy Harden and Addie Mitchell; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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

James H. Bodiford
WEATHERFORD -- James Hudson Bodiford, 78, a retired automobile dealer and longtime citizen of Weatherford, died Monday at home.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Thursday at South Main Church of Christ, 133 College, in Weatherford. Burial: Memory Gardens of the Valley. Visitation: Friends may call on the family at their home. Body in state: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James Bodiford was born Oct. 17, 1917, in Burkburnett.

Mr. Bodiford graduated from Weatherford High School and then began to learn the automotive business from W.T. "Hooker" Vandergriff in Arlington, in the 1940s. In 1943, he married Jimmie Lee Searcy before entering the Army. He was a World War II veteran and was injured in Germany.

Mr. Bodiford returned to Weatherford and joined Bodiford Brothers Motor Co. with his brothers, Irby and Cleo. At one time, they had two locations in town, one on Palo Pinto Street and another on the Mineral Wells Highway. He continued his business and manufactured homes in Mineral Wells until his retirement in the mid-1980s.

Mr. Bodiford was a lifelong member of the Democratic Party and enjoyed hostiing political functions. He headed the VFW Needy Children Drive for many years. His trademark was his famous ribs, brisket and his wonderful sense of humor. In the mid-1960s, Mr. Bodiford was invited to the Texas Congressional delegation in Washington, D.C.

During his retirement days, Mr. Bodiford enjoyed working in his greenhouse and working with his cattle. One of his greatest joys was to give away his fruits and vegetables as well as tomato plants to the senior citizens.

During the past decade, Mr. Bodiford had devoted his time and love to the South Main Church of Christ, where he shared his flowers every Sunday with the congregation. He also led the singing of the Small Auditorium Class.

Mr. Bodiford had been a member of the Parker County Sheriff's Posse since 1941 and posse members will be honorary pallbearers. The members of the Big Top Hunting Club are also honorary pallbearers.

Active pallbearers: The Honorable Jim Wright, Jim Coleman, Jerry Durant, Gabe Vick, Lynn Turney, John A. Hall, Roland Wright and Donald Howard.

Survivors: Wife, Jimmie Lee Bodiford of Weatherford; daughters, Cindy Turney and Jamie Bodiford, both of Arlington; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Brenda Bodiford of Weatherford; brother, Tommy H. Bodiford and his wife, Alice, of Weatherford; sister, Thelma Rhodes and her husband, Pete, of Arlington; sisters- in-law, Orva Bodiford of Weatherford, Cleo Bodiford of Granbury and Owedia Searcy of Annapolis, Md.; grandchildren, Kim and Kobe Fornes of Richmond, Tracy Turney and Brad Turney of Arlington, Christy Bodiford and Matthew Bodiford of Weatherford; and great- grandchildren, Keaton, Keller and Kason Fornes of Richmond.

White's Funeral Home
Weatherford, (817) 596-4811
 

Ovyd C. Burt
WHITE SETTLEMENT -- Ovyd Carlton Burt, 87, a retired aircraft assembler, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Ovyd Carlton Burt retired from General Dynamics in 1971 after 28 years. He was born to Redin and Altie Burt on March 13, 1909, in Hill County. He was a resident of White Settlement for 52 years and was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.

Mr. Burt was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Hazel Huffstutler Burt, in 1991.

Survivors: Sons and daughters-in- law, Warren O. and Cyndi Burt of North Richland Hills, Bennie C. and Pat Burt of Fort Worth and Billy G. and Sharron Burt of Aledo; daughters and sons-in-law, Rita L. and James Skipworth of River Oaks and Jeana H. and Jerry Beckham of Fort Worth; brothers, Herbert Burt of Garland and Redin Burt Jr. of Chandler; sisters, Blanche Morgan of Hillsboro, Gwendolyn Godbey of Mesquite and Madelyn Roden of Duncanville; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild; numerous nieces, nephews and friends; and a sister-in-law, Lou Temple of Houston.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Mary B. Cabana
WATAUGA -- Mary Beth "Bessie" Cabana, 81, retired from real estate, died Sunday at a Keller nursing home.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. today at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst. Burial: Grapevine Cemetery.

Memorials: American Heart Association.

Mary Beth "Bessie" Cabana was born Nov. 13, 1914, in Grapevine.

Survivors: Husband, Ralph J. Cabana of Watauga; son, Don and wife, Melanie Gilley, of North Richland Hills and Joe W. Gilley of Hurst; brother, Buck Miller of Smithfield; and grandchildren, Angela Gilley, Matthew Gilley and Stephen Gilley, all of North Richland Hills.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Leonard R. Camarillo
FORT WORTH -- Leonard R. Camarillo, 95, a retired coach cleaner, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Prayer service: 7 tonight.

Leonard Camarillo was born March 16, 1901, in Michoacan, Mexico. He worked for Santa Fe Railroad for 25 years. He was a member of Primera Baptist Church and was a deacon for many years.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Maria D. Camarillo.

Survivors: Son, A.D. Camarillo and wife, Katherine, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Richard Sanchez, Rosalia Camarillo and Lupe Camarillo; and two great-grandsons, Luis Javier Camarillo and Christopher Noah Camarillo.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

James C. Carney Jr.
ARLINGTON -- James Christopher Carney Jr., 27, died of cardiopulmonary failure Saturday at home.

Funeral: 4 p.m. today at St. Vincent's Episcopal Cathedral in Bedford. Officiating will be the Very Rev. Louis L. Tobola Jr. Dean. Reception: afterward in the parish hall. Burial: private, at the family's request.

Memorials: St. Vincent's Episcopal Cathedral.

Christopher Carney was born Jan. 28, 1969, in Norfolk, Va. He graduated from Euless Trinity High School in 1987 and from Texas State Technical College in 1991. He was an FAA-certified air frame and power plant mechanic. Chris was employed at Cardinal Scale Co. in Grand Prairie as a service manager. He was a boating enthusiast. Chris was a beloved son, grandson, brother, uncle and friend who will be greatly missed by all.

Survivors: Parents, Sandra and James C. Carney of Bedford; sister, Stephanie Carney Shurtleff of Flower Mound; two brothers, Jonathan P. Carney of Bedford and Michael S. Carney of Wichita Falls; brother-in-law, Lance L. Shurtleff of Flower Mound; nephew, Nathaniel A. Shurtleff; maternal grandfather, Oscar T. Almarode of Waynesboro, Va.; paternal grandparents, Faye and John J. Carney of Rockford, Ill.; uncle, John M. Carney of Kalamazoo, Mich.; aunt, Susan Carney Varble of Rockford, Ill.; cousins, Shannon M. Carney of Chicago, Ill., Kristin L. Carney of Kalamazoo and Erin C. Carney of Ann Arbor, Mich.; best friend, Russell A. McCleary of Arlington; and girlfriend, Heather Chapman of Bedford.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Golda Clark
GLEN ROSE -- Golda Clark, 85, a homemaker, died Monday in Glen Rose.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Martin's Funeral Home in Cleburne. Burial: Greenacres Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.

Golda Clark was born Dec. 13, 1910, in Gustine.

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

Lucy L. Clayton
DUBLIN -- Lucy Leona Clayton, 88, a homemaker, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Harrell Funeral Home in Dublin. Burial: Bunyan Cemetery in Dublin.

Lucy Clayton was born Jan. 12, 1908, in Erath County.

Harrell Funeral Home
Dublin, Texas, (817) 445-3311
 

Clarice L. Cookus
FORT WORTH -- Clarice Louise "Cookie" Cookus, 85, a retired Montgomery Ward secretary, died Satuday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Family visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Clarice Louise "Cookie" Cookus was born June 5, 1911, in Dorchester, Neb. She was a member of Riverside Christian Church, Seniors Bowling League and Rebekah Lodge No. 130.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Joe Crutsinger of Mineral Wells; three sisters-in-law, Louise Cookus of Irving, Betty J. Neet of Nebraska and Vernice Folden of Yakima, Wash.; four grandchildren, Deanna Casper, Teresa Tucker, Tom Crutsinger and Kimberly Wood, all of Fort Worth; and 10 great-grandchildren, Joey, T.J. Bobby, Cerissa, J.J., Hayley, Aaron, Alyssa, Maddie and Tanner.

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

Ida M. Dodd
ANDREWS -- Ida Mae Dodd, 88, a homemaker, died Monday at an Andrews nursing home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Oakwood Cemetery.

Rev. Don Longoria will officiate.

Ida Dodd was born Feb. 28, 1908, in Sylvester to Emmet Holster and Viola Boatwright Holster.

Survivors: Daughters, Oveda Dodd of Andrews and Oweda Meeks of California ; brother, Bobby Dodd of Waco; sister, Rosie Bond of Brownwood; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Comanche Funeral Home
Comanche, (915) 356-2531
 

H. Wayne Eaton
MANSFIELD -- H. Wayne Eaton, 65, a retired accounting technician, died Monday at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Thursday in Birdville Cemetery.

H. Wayne Eaton was born Oct. 15, 1930, in Mullin. He served in the U.S. Navy for six years. He retired after 30 years of government service.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patti Eaton Moreno, 42, on Aug. 29, 1996.

Survivors: Wife, Jackie Eaton of Mansfield; daughter, Debi Eaton of Mansfield; and three grandsons, Micah Boulter, Eric Thompson and Shane Small.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555
 

Richard Elliott
ALEDO -- Richard Elliott, 72, a retired facilities engineer, died Monday at home.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: American Lung Association, Salvation Army and Western Hills United Methodist Church. Officiants: Rev. Frank Leach and Rev. George Sutton.

Richard Elliott was born March 12, 1924, in Colorado City, Texas. He was in the Air Force during both World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Western Hills United Methodist Church and a band director at Snyder and Bridgeport, Texas. He was retired from General Dynamics ockheed in 1978.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vilas Roscoe and Allora Elliott.

Survivors: Wife, Bonita Elliott of Aledo; sons, Tommy Elliott and wife, Marjie, of Fort Worth and Steve Elliott and wife, Joanne, of Little Rock, Ark.; daughter, Lora Ellen Elliott of Aledo; brother, the Rev. Ray Elliott and wife, Frances, of Cleburne; sister, Katherine Cook of Dumas; grandchildren, Katie Elliott and Kayla Elliott, both of Fort Worth, Austin Elliott, Lindsey Elliott and Jessica Elliott, all of Little Rock, Ark.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and aunt, Ruth Wilson of Comanche.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Harry W. Epperson
SAGINAW -- Harry Walker Epperson, 83, a retired jig builder at General Dynamics, died Aug. 24 in Saginaw.

Funeral was Aug. 27 at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. The Rev. John Craddock officiated.

Harry Walker Epperson was born May 9, 1913, in Reynolds County. He was a member of the Mason Stockyard Tarrant Lodge No. 942 for 50 years. He is also a member of the International Association of Machinists Union Local No. 776 for 35 years. Mr. Epperson retired from General Dynamics in 1976.

Survivors: Wife of 64 years, Minnie Loraine Epperson; sister, Letha Bell Saunders; three grandchildren, Mary Nelon, Jerry Brooks and Lee Brooks; five great-grandchildren, Jennifer Worthington, Michael Milburn, Sarah Nelon, Cody Brooks and Kaylee Brooks; great-great- grandchild, Gage Worthington; and two stepgreat-grandchildren, Jason Conn and Tommy Conn.

Shannon North Funeral Chapel
111 W. Northside Drive, 624-2191
 

Edd Farquhar
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Edd Farquhar, 85, a retired production worker at Waldorf Paper in Bloomington, Minn., died Monday in Arlington.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at First Christian Church in Grand Prairie. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas.

Edd Farquhar was born Feb. 2, 1911, in Abilene. He retired in 1970.

He was a World War II veteran and a member of First Christian Church.

Survivors: Wife, Ila Fay Sperling Farquhar of Grand Prairie; sister, Mildred Wesley of Canyon; like sisters, Billie Tidwell of McAllen and Mary Jo Stinchlers of Fort Worth; and several nephews and a host of cousins.

Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home
Grand Prairie, (214) 263-7200
 

Bernice D. Fike
FORT WORTH -- Bernice Daniels Fike, 70, a fabricator for Snow Corp. who retired in 1984, died Saturday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday at Truevine Missionary Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors. Family hour: 7 to 8 tonight at the church.

Bernice Daniels Fike was born March 26, 1926, in Rusk County. She graduated from Emmett Scott High in Tyler. Mrs. Fike was a member of Truevine Missionary Baptist Church and served on the usher board.

Survivors: Husband, George Fike of Los Angeles; sons, Terry Dotson and Donald Fike; daughter, Margie Nell Cook of Sacremento, Texas, Mary Jane Fike and Sara Fike Branch; stepbrother, Bill Walker; stepsisters, Billy Jean Blaylock and Iristine Walker; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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

Richard D. Fitts
MINNEAPOLIS -- Richard D. Fitts, 53, a machinist, died Saturday at a Minneapolis hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. today at Washburn/ McReany Funeral Home in Minneapolis.

Richard Fitts moved to Minneapolis from the Fort Worth area three years ago.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Survivors: Wife, Phyllis; daughter, Tina Hall of Kansas City; sons, Kelly Fitts, Adam Vickman and Dana Vickman of Minneapolis; brother, Bill Fitts of Fort Worth; Kathryn Johnson of Hood River, Ore.; and seven grandchildren.

Washburn/McReany Funeral Home
Minneapolis (612) 529-9691
 

Sofia Gonzalez
FORT WORTH -- Sofia Gonzalez, 98, a homemaker, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral was Tuesday at All Saints Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Rosary was Monday night at the church.

Sofia Gonzalez was born March 2, 1898, in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, and had been a Fort Worth resident since 1918. She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and pioneered Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

She was a fantastic cook, a quilt maker and taught catechism classes and Spanish.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ponciano, in 1966; a son, Daniel, in 1982; and a daughter, Consuelo "Connie" Kennedy, in 1980.

Survivors: Daughters, Esperanza "Hope" Urquidi, and her husband, Chico, Polly Rose of California and Esther Flores and her husband, Richard; daughter-in- law, Graciela Gonzales; son-in-law, Lee C. Kennedy; one brother; one sister; 21 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Marvin E. Hairgrove
SAN ANTONIO -- Marvin Ellis Hairgrove, 78, died Saturday.

Memorial service: Was Tuesday at Alamo Heights United Methodist Church in San Antonio. Officiating were the Rev. Clyde Byrd and the Rev. Kent Kilbourne.

Memorials: Cy-Fair Educational Foundation, 10300 Jones Road, Houston 77065; Alamo Heights United Methodist Church Outreach Program, 825 E. Basse Road, San Antonio 78209; or Longhorn Foundation, Box 7399, Austin 78713.

Marvin Ellis Hairgrove was born in Killeen on April 21, 1918. He attended public school in Rosenberg and recently celebrated a 60-year high school reunion. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1942 with a bachelor of science degree in geology. He volunteered for the Marine Corps and was accepted for OCS training. He was commissioned in 1942 and served in the Pacific area during World War II. Mr. Hairgrove received an honorable discharge as a captain in December 1946. He retired from Exxon after 41 years in 1986.

Marvin's life followed a pattern from beginning to end that fulfilled all of his expectations.

Survivors: Wife of 51 years, Jewel, who never met a stranger; a son, Marvin Jr., and a daughter, Sylvia, both of whom gave him bragging rights that he used frequently; one granddaughter, Dawn Hairgrove; three grandsons, Landon and Logan Hairgrove, and David Blackman; sister, Frances Bailey; and two brothers, James and Dick Alphin.

Porter Loring
San Antonio, (210)227-8221
 

Joy Dean Hanson
DE LEON -- Joy Dean Hanson, 62, ranch foreman for Jason Cattle Co. in De Leon, was found dead Sunday at home.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. today at Nowlin Funeral Home. Burial: Buffalo Cemetery.

Nowlin Funeral Home
De Leon, (817) 893-2021
 

Linda R. Hanson
DE LEON -- Linda Richardson Hanson, 50, a nursing home nurse's aide, was found dead Sunday at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Thursday in Oakwood Cemetery in Jacksboro.

Nowlin Funeral Home
De Leon, (817) 893-2021
 

Robert Kuenz
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. -- Robert "Bob" Kuenz, 79, a retired tool and die maker for General Motors, died Friday in Big Rapids. 

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

Mr. Kuenz was born Jan. 11, 1917, in Toledo, Ohio. He was retired from General Motors. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary M. Kuenz, in July 1986.

Survivors: Wife, Clara Kuenz of Big Rapids; two stepsons, Robert Monticelli and Raymond Monticelli, both of Michigan; two stepdaughters, Nancy Grassman and Patricia Wolgast, both of Michigan; four nephews, Phil Kuenz of Fort Worth, and Ralph Kuenz, Paul Kuenz and Eugene Hergert, all of Michigan; and two nieces, Kathleen Kwaske of Michigan and Emily Sermak of California.

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

Nona Lauderdale
BRECKENRIDGE -- Nona Lauderdale, 100, a homemaker, died Saturday at a local hospital.

Funeral: was Monday at Melton Funeral Home. Burial: Hart Cemetery.

Nona Lauderdale was born Aug. 29, 1896, in Caddo.

Survivors: Son, Toke Mansaker of Granbury; daughter, Virginia McPherson of Breckenridge; two grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Melton Funeral Home
Breckenridge, (817) 559-3311
 

Amalia A. Martinez
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Amalia A. Martinez, 66, a homemaker, died Monday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Grand Prairie. Burial: Calvary Hill Catholic Cemetery in Dallas.

Amalia Martinez was born March 31, 1930.

Survivors: Sons, Joe, Jesse, Carlos, Rene and David; daughter, Alicia; mother, Flora Amador; two brothers; four sisters and numerous other relatives.

Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home
Grand Prairie, (214) 263-7200
 

Ernest C. Mayes
MINERAL WELLS -- Ernest Charles "Slim" Mayes, 74, a truck driver, died Monday in Amarillo.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Baum- Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home in Mineral Wells. Burial: Old Gordon Cemetery in Palo Pinto County.

Ernest Mayes was born Oct. 17, 1922, in Wellington, Texas.

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

Goldie McDaniel
FORT WORTH -- Goldie McDaniel, 85, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Arlington.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Goldie McDaniel was born Oct. 7, 1910, in Avinger and was the last surviving sibling of 12 brothers and sisters. She was a mother for all who came in contact with her.

Mrs. McDaniel was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in East Texas, where she served as secretary-treasurer.

Survivors: Husband of 64 years, Leonard C. McDaniel of Arlington; son and daughter-in-law, Clinton Ray and Pat McDaniel of Houston; daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Paul Sarradet of Fort Worth, and Janice and Al Harkrider of Dallas; 15 grandchildren; 31 great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Emmogene McGhee
FORT WORTH -- Emmogene McGhee, 67, a homemaker, died Friday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Great Mount Zion Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the church.

Emmogene McGhee was born May 26, 1929, in Johnson Station, Miss., and attended Boguchitter Elementary and High School. She was valedictorian and received her Bible Studies Completion certificate. She and the Rev. Earnest McGhee were married for 50 years.

Survivors: Husband, the Rev. Earnest McGhee; sons, Earnest McGhee Jr., Charles Henry McGhee, the Rev. Paul B. McGhee, Joseph B. McGhee, Victor M. McGhee and the Rev. Ricky H. McGhee; daughters, Dianne M. and her husband, the Rev. Charles E. Burleson, Earnestine Sneed, and Mary E. and her husband, Jimmy Riffin; daughters-in-law, Willie Ann, Lettie Marie, Lillie Ruth, Karla and Bennye Faye; brother, Silah Bailey of Chicago; sister, Alvena Monroe of Champaign, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Margorie Bohannon of Mississippi; brothers-in-law, the Rev. Williams and Alberta McGhee of California; 30 grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; and a host of cousins.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

Pat McMillion
MANSFIELD -- Pat McMillion, 62, vice president and owner of W M Automotive Warehouse, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Wedgwood Baptist Church. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6 to 8:30 tonight at Moore Funeral Home.

Memorials: Piano Fund, Wedgwood Baptist Church.

Pat McMillion was born May 17, 1934, in Weldon. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and witness for Christ. She was a member of Wedgwood Baptist Church for 36 years.

Survivors: Husband, Wilson M. McMillion of Mansfield; daughters, Debbie J. McElroy of Fort Worth, Gina Kudrna of Mansfield, Teri Pittman of Arlington and Tamie Castles of Mansfield; sister, Jennye Brady of Fort Worth; and nine grandchildren.

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

Bobby G. Murray Sr.
BURLESON -- Bobby G. Murray Sr., 68, a semiretired home builder, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Bobby G. Murray Sr. was born Sept. 10, 1927. He was a member of the Tarrant County Builders Association and the Burleson Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed golf, hunting and poker. All who met Bobby loved him.

Survivors: Wife, Ann Murray of Burleson; sons, Charles Murray and Bobby G. Murray Jr., both of Burleson; daughters, Sylvia Ann Akers of Alabama and Sheila Marie Murray of Alvarado; brothers, Pete Murray of Azle and Lester Murray of Springtown; sisters, Juanita Garrett of Azle and Patsy Valentine of Florida; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

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

Valisa R. O'Neal
MINERAL WELLS -- Valisa Rene "Lisa" O'Neal, 29, a registered nurse, died Monday at a Mineral Wells hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Indian Creek Baptist Church in Palo Pinto County. Burial: Indian Creek Cemetery in Palo Pinto County.

Valisa O'Neal was born April 25, 1967, in Weatherford.

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

Dylan M. Sears
FORT WORTH -- Dylan Michael Sears, 4 days old, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.

Dylan Sears was born Aug. 30, 1996, in Fort Worth. 

Survivors: Parents, David and Amy Sears of Fort Worth; grandparents, David and Pam Sears, Melissa and Billy Ward, and Mary Ward; great-grandparents, Norman and Donna Sears, Geraldine Massey, Maxine Sears, and Jake and Bonnie Shelley; and several aunts and uncles.

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

Ann C. Stevens
FORT WORTH -- Ann Chase Stevens, 85, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Meadowbrook United Methodist Church. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel.

Ann Stevens was born May 13, 1911, in Dallas. She was a member of Meadowbrook United Methodist Church. Ann Stevens was a loving mother and wife, the center of the family. She will be remembered for her wisdom, sense of humor and courage. She saw the beauty in life and was always eager to see the surprise around the corner. Beautiful memories of her remain for all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. "Steve" Stevens, whom she married Oct. 26, 1938.

Memorials: Methodist Home, 1111 Herring Ave., Waco 76708.

Survivors: Daughters and their husbands, Mary Ann and Michael Dixon of Fort Worth, Key and Hank Richardson of Austin, Nancy and Ron Kline of Fort Worth, and Judy Stevens and Nicolaas Bollen of Santa Fe, N.M.; brother and sister-in-law, Jack B. and Nancy Chase of Brady; sister-in-law, Theresa Stevens of Gainesville; grandchildren, Paige Dixon, Whitney Curry and husband Bryan, Jon Dixon and wife Lisa, Erin Weinburgh and husband Robin, Julianne Dixon, Scott Dixon, Bob Richardson and wife Dianne, Brian Richardson, James Gant Kline and wife Paula, Jack Kline, Rick Kline, Michael Kline, Tresan Stevens-Bollen and Anson Stevens-Bollen; and five great- grandchildren.

Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel
7301 E. Lancaster Ave., 451-3333
 

James W. Swanson
GRAND PRAIRIE -- James Wilson Swanson, 77, a retired LTV machinist, died Sunday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Brown's Grand Prairie Funeral Home. Burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Brown's Grand Prairie Funeral Home
Grand Prairie, (214) 263-5570
 

D. Gordon Teel
GRAND PRAIRIE -- D. Gordon Teel, 62, a self-employed bookkeeper- accountant, died Monday at an Arlington hospital.

Graveside service: 4:30 p.m. today in Southland Cemetery in Grand Prairie.

D. Gordon Teel was born April 2, 1934, in Anderson County.

Survivors: Wife, Mary Teel of Grand Prairie; son, Bill Teel of Grand Prairie; daughter, Lisa Teel of Grand Prairie; brothers, Earl Teel and Earnest Teel; and sister, Murtie Lee Teel Rosser.

Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home
Grand Prairie, (214) 263-7200
 

Harriet Turner
GRANBURY -- Harriet Turner, 59, a self-employed jeweler, died Aug. 27 at a Fort Worth hospital.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Martin's Funeral Home in Granbury.

Harriet Turner was born March 4, 1937, in Norwalk, Ohio.

Martin's Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-1154
 

Laura M. Wells
JACKSBORO -- Laura Mae Wells, 80, a homemaker, died Monday at a Wichita Falls hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Jacksboro. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery.

Laura Wells was born July 19, 1916, in Perrin.

Coker Funeral Home
Jacksboro, (817) 567-3778
 

Edra Mae White
GODLEY -- Edra Mae White, 84, a homemaker, died Monday in Godley.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Martin's Funeral Home in Cleburne. Burial: Godley Cemetery.

Edra Mae White was born Nov. 7, 1911, in Grigg, Okla. She was a member of Godley Church of Christ.

Mrs. White and her husband spent much of their life in Keller. They owned and operated the Keller Venetian Blind Co.

Survivors: Son, Dale White of Gatesville; daughters, Eddie McPherson and Betty Nichols, both of Godley; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

Rodney L. Winburn
BURLESON -- Rodney L. Winburn, 35, an aircraft electrician, died Saturday in Burleson.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

Rodney Winburn was born June 28, 1961, in Fort Wolters, Texas. He worked for Lockheed Martin. Mr. Winburn was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He attended Arlington schools and graduated from Sam Houston in 1979.

Survivors: Wife, Maribeth Winburn of Burleson; son, Joel Geoffery Winburn of Burleson; daughter, Andrea Lauren Winburn of Burleson; parents, Johnny R. Winburn of Mansfield and Patricia Winburn of Arlington; and sister, Cindy Le/- Febvre and family of Arlington.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681

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