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Barbara A. Bast
CLEBURNE -- Barbara Ann Bast, 68, a homemaker, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Cleburne Memorial Park in Cleburne. Visitation: At the residence.

Barbara Bast was born Jan. 30, 1928, in Cleburne. 

Survivors: Husband, Roger I. Bast of Cleburne; daughters, Beverly Ann Langner and Susan Kay Sarchet, both of Cleburne, and Jill Bast Watkins of Eugene, Ore.; grandchildren, Alison Sarchet Kandt and Heather Anne Sarchet Gurov, both of Cleburne, Haley Michelle Watkins of Eugene, Ore., and Lance Langner of Cleburne; great- grandchildren, Madison Kandt and Katie Alison Kandt, both of Cleburne; three sons-in-law; and five great-nieces and great-nephews.

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

Bertha M. Bell
FORT WORTH -- Bertha Mae Bell, 66, who had retired as a housekeeper for Dr. W.W. Morman after 35 years, died Monday at home.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Community Missionary Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 8:15 to 9:15 tonight at the funeral home.

Bertha Mae Bell was born Feb. 13, 1930, in San Augustine, Texas. She had been a member of Community Missionary Baptist Church for 33 years where she served as youth directoress. She converted to Christianity at Union Grove Baptist Church in San Augustine. She had lived in the area since 1956 and was a member of the Gay 20 Social and Charity Club for 35 years and served as president and business manager. Survivors: Husband of 41 years, J.P. Bell; sons, Robert Moore and his wife, Mattie, of Everman, Albert Moore of Fort Worth, and Kenneth Moore and his wife, Agnes, of Camp Darby, Italy; stepson, J.T. Bell and his wife, Frankie, of Fort Worth; daughters, Jean Jenkins and her husband, Otis, of San Augustine, Linda Taylor and her husband, Archie, of Enterprise, Ala., Debra Netter of Fort Worth, Gloria Okolie and her husband, Anthony, of Fort Worth, and Barbara Perry and her husband, Joseph, of Albuquerque, N.M.; stepdaughter, Mary Weatherd and her husband, James, of Fort Worth, brother, Stripling Wilson Jr.; sisters, Altha Handy of San Augustine, Donnie Hannon of Richmond, Calif., and Alice Wilson and Linda Wilson, both of Fort Worth; 33 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.

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

Pat Blake
ARLINGTON -- Pat Blake, 47, an apartment maintenance worker, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Wake: 7 tonight at Arlington Funeral Home.

Pat Blake was born Sept. 20, 1948, in Mankato, Minn. He was a longtime Arlington resident and was a 3rd-degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors: Parents, Gordon and Alma Blake of Arlington; four brothers; three sisters; longtime friend, Ronnie McCollum of Grand Prairie; and 14 nieces and nephews.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division St., 548-1791

Oza L. Bonds
FORT WORTH -- Oza Louise Bonds, 89, a teacher who retired in 1970, died Aug. 30 at a nursing home.

Memorial service: 4 p.m. Sunday at Grandview Nursing Home.

Memorials: Literacy Foundation.

Oza Louise Bonds was born Sept. 29, 1906, in Wickes, Ark. She graduated from Arkansas State Teachers College in 1948. She taught in the White Settlement school district for 14 years and had a total of 47 years in the teaching profession. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and had lived in Fort Worth since 1954.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A.R. Bonds.

Survivors: Son, W.V. Bonds of Cleburne; brothers, V.L. Childs of Paris, Tenn., and Orval Childs of Magnolia, Ark.; three grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

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

Gladys W. Burnett
DECATUR, Ala. -- Gladys W. Burnett, 92, a musician, died Monday in Decatur, Ala.

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

Gladys W. Burnett was born Dec. 11, 1903. She was a violinist for the Dallas/ Fort Worth Philharmonic Orchestra and was a member of Richland Hills Church of Christ. She was a longtime resident of the Fort Worth area before moving to Alabama. She had lived in Decatur for two years.

Survivors: Nephew, Lynn, and his wife, Linda Williams, of Decatur, Ala.; cousins, Betty and Oscar Mason of Fort Worth, and Billie Ruth McDonald of Irving; and great-nephew, Paul Williams of Decatur.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

William A. Butterfield
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- William Arthur Butterfield, 77, owner and manager of Dallas Waste Mill, died Tuesday at a North Richland Hills hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Active and honorary pallbearers will be members of the Moslah Shrine Patrol.

William Arthur Butterfield was born Aug. 19, 1919, in Titus County, Texas, and died Sept. 3, 1996. His life was his family and the Shrine. He was president of Riverside Lions Club when the Little League baseball fields were constructed on North Side Drive.

He became a master Mason in Riverside Lodge No. 1194 and was honored with his 50-year pin in April 1996. He became a member of Moslah Shrine Temple on April 25, 1947, where he served as colonel of the uniformed units from 1965 until 1987 and then as colonel emeritus until his death. He became a member of the Moslah Temple Patrol on Feb. 3, 1950. He served the patrol faithfully and vigorously until 1964 at which time he was elected captain. He became a life member and until his death he continued to support the Shrine's philanthropic endeavors to his fullest. He had worked more than 25 consecutive years on Thanksgiving Day at the Shrine Circus. "Butter" was a Shriner's Shriner and will be missed not only by his family and the Shrine but also by the many crippled and burned children whom he, as a Shriner, helped throughout his life. He was a charter member of the Scottish Rite Bodies and was a life member of the Fort Worth Court No. 32 of the Royal Order of Jesters.

Survivors: Wife, Lorine Butterfield of North Richland Hills; daughter, Dianna Forsythe of Mission Viejo, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Kathy Butterfield of North Richland Hills; grandchildren, Leah Diane Forsythe, Bradley Forsythe, W.A. "Billy" Butterfield III, Sandy Butterfield and Lance Butterfield; and great- grandchildren, W.A. "Quade" Butterfield IV and Blayne Butterfield.

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

Joyce C. Carroll
ARLINGTON -- Joyce C. Carroll, 67, a child care giver, died Tuesday at an Arlington hospital.

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

Joyce Carroll was born May 31, 1929, in Cayuga, Texas. Mrs. Carroll enjoyed life and loved her family and especially her children.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Survivors: Husband, the Rev. William P. Carroll Jr. of Arlington; son, William Ponder Carroll III and his wife, Vicki Carroll, of Grand Prairie; daughters, Katherine Lee and her husband, William E. Powell, of Arlington, and Judith Lynn Carroll-Cox of Azle; sister, Veria Jean McFadin of Burleson; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681

Benjamin F. Cocke
MERIDIAN -- Benjamin F. Cocke, 109, a retired farmer and rancher, died Thursday in Clifton.

Funeral: 1 p.m. today at Lawson Funeral Home. Burial: Fulton Cemetery in Fulton.

Benjamin F. Cocke was born Dec. 18, 1886, in Hill County.

Lawson Funeral Home
Meridian, (817) 435-2792

Kenneth E. Darby
CLEBURNE -- Kenneth Edison Darby, 66, a mechanical contractor, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Saturday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Kenneth Edison Darby was born Feb. 28, 1930, in Cleburne

Survivors: Wife, Betty Jean Darby of Cleburne; son, Mike Darby of Cleburne; daughters, Margaret Bankston, Sharon Crawford, Vicki Allen and Lisa Martwich, all of Cleburne; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Mary A. Davis
BEDFORD -- Mary A. "Gerry" Davis, 76, a retired homemaker, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Bedford. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

Mary A. "Gerry" Davis was a member of First United Methodist Church of Bedford, Flame-Ladies Organization and Ladies Aglow and was active in church activities, teaching and ministry. She was a counselor at CBN 700 Club for 15 years. She was a member of the Full Gospel Business Men's Auxiliary. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and wife.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Adams.

Survivors: Husband, Raymond E. "Ray" Davis of Bedford; son, Randall Davis of Houston; daughter, Donna Kirkendoll of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Jenny Kirkendoll and Dina Tyler, both of Fort Worth, and Drew Davis and Julie Davis, both of Houston; great-grand/- children, Katie and Rebecca Tyler of Fort Worth; son-in-law, Keith Kirkendoll of Fort Worth; daughter-in-law, Diane Davis of Houston; and grandson-in-law, John Tyler of Fort Worth.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Robert H. Dennis
FORT WORTH -- Robert Harrison Dennis, 43, facility operations engineer for Hughes Aircraft Systems International, died Aug. 18 in Saudi Arabia.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Boonesville Cemetery in Wise County.

Robert Harrison Dennis was born Oct. 26, 1952, in Jacksonville, N.C. He was a beautiful man who lived an adventurous life, one journey after another. Even now his journey continues.

Survivors: Daughter, Andrea D. Dennis of Scotia, Calif.; parents, Edith M. Scott of Fort Worth and Winston N. Dennis of Boyd; brothers, Bruce W. Scott and his wife, Lisa, and Bryan L. Scott and his wife, Anita, all of Fort Worth; sister, Linda M. Beck and her husband, Gregory, of Fort Worth; grandmother, Elizabeth Dennis of Fort Worth; nieces, Kristy Lee and her husband, John, and Sarah Scott; and nephews, Chad Beck, Kyle Beck, Clinton Scott and William Scott.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Lena Dilley
PORT ARANSAS -- Lena Dilley, 96, died Thursday at a local nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Community Presbyterian Church in Port Aransas. Officiant: the Rev. Richard Safford. Graveside service: 4 p.m. Monday in Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington.

Lena Dilley was born Sept. 18, 1899, in Terre Haute, Ind. She was a member of Community Presbyterian Church in Port Aransas. She was a past member of the Tarrant County Chapter of the Eastern Star in Fort Worth and a member of the Retired Teachers Association of Fort Worth.

Survivors: Sister-in-law, Ann Jones of Hemett, Calif.; nephew, Johnny Jones of Laverne , Calif.; niece, Sue West of Hemett, Calif.; numerous great- nieces and nephews; and special friends, Jay and Wanda Barr of Port Aransas.

Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes
Aransas Pass, (800) 428-2922

John L. Dockendorf
FORT WORTH -- John L. Dockendorf, 74, an executive director of the Housing Authority for the city of Fort Worth for 12 years, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Saturday in Greenwood Memorial Park.

John Dockendorf was born Dec. 16, 1921, in Denver. He was also executive director of the Housing Authority for the city of El Paso for 17 years, from 1953 to 1970. He was a member of University Christian Church.

Survivors: Wife, Doralee Dockendorf of Fort Worth; son and daughter-in-law, John L. Dockendorf II and Marcia of San Antonio; and grandchildren, Trey Dockendorf and Katlyn Dockendorf, both of San Antonio.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Thomas FitzGerald
FORT WORTH -- Thomas FitzGerald, 85, a retired supervisor of interviews for the Texas Employment Commission, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. today at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials: Discalced Carmelite Nuns, 5801 Mount Carmel Road, Arlington 76017.

Thomas FitzGerald was born March 25, 1911, in Cleburne.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Holy Family Men's Club, TPEA, IAPIES and Yesterdays Youth Bridge Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Amos FitzGerald.

Survivors: Daughter, Angela Ruth Horn, and her husband, John, of Mesquite; grandchildren, David and Scott Horn; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Mary F. White of Irving.

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

Berta J. Foster
FORT WORTH -- Berta Jean Foster, 89, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Berta Jean Foster was born Feb. 12, 1907.

Survivors: Sons, Billy Harris of Palmyra, Va., and James Harris of Burleson; nine grandchildren; and 12 great- grandchildren.

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

Frances I. Galloway
WEATHERFORD -- Frances Irene Galloway, 81, a homemaker, died Wednesday at home.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. today in Zion Hill Cemetery.

Frances Irene Galloway was born Oct. 29, 1914, in Harmon.

Survivors: Son, Charles Westbrook of Weatherford; brother, Lloyd Morgan of Ohio; sister, Opal Little of Mississippi; three grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; and six great-great- grandchildren.

Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel
Weatherford, (817) 594-2747

Michael Garrett
GRANBURY -- Michael Garrett, 38, a systems analyst for TU Electric Co., died Thursday at home.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday in Valley View Cemetery in Valley View. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at Clement-Keel Funeral Home in Gainesville.

Memorials: Community Hospice of Texas.

Michael Garrett was born Dec. 28, 1957, in Gainesville. He was a Baptist. He graduated from Gainesville High School in 1976 and from North Texas State University, now the University of North Texas, in 1985 with a bachelor of arts degree. He coached Little League baseball in Granbury and was an avid fisherman.

Survivors: Wife, Teresa Garrett of Granbury; son, Jon-Michael ]Garrett of Granbury; daughter, Kate Garrett of Granbury; parents, Glenn and Betty Garrett of Gainesville; sister and brother-in- law, Cathy and Jim Farquhar of Gainesville; grandmother, Monta Smith of Gainesville; niece, Misty Farquhar of Gainesville; nephew, Jason Farquhar of Gainesville; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000

Eliseo L. Guerra Jr.
MINERAL WELLS -- Eliseo Lopez Guerra Jr., 59, a retired school custodian, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Mineral Wells. Burial: Woodland Park Cemetery in Mineral Wells. Rosary: 7 tonight at Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home in Mineral Wells.

Eliseo Guerra Jr. was born Aug. 30, 1937, in Sonora, Texas.

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

Ora A. Guest
DUBLIN -- Ora Agnes Guest, 89, who retired as a Dublin schoolteacher after 32 years of service, died Wednesday at a Dublin nursing center.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Dublin. Burial: Erath Gardens of Memory in Erath County.

Memorials: First Baptist Church in Dublin, Dublin Independent School District or Dublin Public Library.

Ora Agnes Guest was born June 17, 1907, in Dublin. She was a member of Dublin Garden Club and West Dublin Club, a teacher in the Adult Women's Sunday school class of First Baptist Church, a member of Eastern Star and a past member of the Texas State Teachers Association.

She was preceded in death by her husband Sept. 6, 1967.

Survivors: Daughter, Betty Bettis of De Leon; brother, John Walton Gilbreath of Fort Worth; sister, Mary Lou Naeve of Fort Worth; grandson, Bradford Alden Bettis of Stephenville; granddaughter, George Ann Kuettel of Weatherford; and great-grandsons, Matt Kuettel and Mason Kuettel, both of Weatherford.

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

Delma C. Guinn
FORT WORTH -- Delma Crumb Guinn, 81, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight.

Delma Crumb Guinn was born Jan. 30, 1915, in Stigler, Okla. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Luther and Roxie Crumb. She moved to Fort Worth in 1958 from Davis, Okla., where she had lived since 1940. She married John Dee Guinn on May 28, 1933, whereupon they began their family of five boys. She was preceded in death by a son, Billy Ray Guinn, in May 1996, and by her mother, her father, two sisters and two brothers.

Survivors: Husband of 63 years, John Dee Guinn of Fort Worth; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth Dee and Lawanda Guinn of Laredo, Jimmy Wayne and Evelyn Guinn of Moore, Okla., John Lyndal and Patty Guinn of Fort Worth, and Robert Dell and Pat Guinn of Burleson; daughter-in-law, Maxine Pepe Guinn of Wichita, Kan.; brother, Manuel Crumb of Bakersfield, Calif.; sisters, Ruby Jones of Bakersfield and Emma Houk of Earlimart, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; niece, Kathy Beutelschus; and a host of friends whom she treated as an extended family.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Elaine Hasbrouck
ARLINGTON -- Elaine Hasbrouck, 75, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Arlington.

Memorial service: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist in Arlington. Burial: Grundy Memorial Cemetery in Grundy Center, Iowa.

Memorials: Alzheimer's Association, Box 9709, Fort Worth 76147.

Elaine Hasbrouck was born July 1, 1921, in Zearing, Iowa. She moved to Burlington, Iowa, in 1955, and to Arlington in 1985.

Survivors: Husband, Max E. Hasbrouck of Arlington; sons, Jay E. Hasbrouck of Arlington, Jerry E. Hasbrouck of Worthington, Ohio, and James E. Hasbrouck of Charlotte, N.C.; sister, Delores Mapes of Farber, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and one great- granddaughter.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division St., 548-1791

Mary L. Hay
LAKE WORTH -- Mary L. Hay, 76, a retired bank teller, died Wednesday at a local hospital.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Saturday in Azleland Memorial Park.

Mary Hay was born June 2, 1920, in Jackson, Mo. She was a bank teller at Security State Bank in River Oaks from 1959 to 1962. She had been a Lake Worth resident since 1957.

Memorials: Charity of choice.

Survivors: Husband, T.D. Hay of Lake Worth; daughter, Tassie Spoon of Fort Worth; brothers, L.D. Steele of Clarksville, Ind., Deane Steele of Largo, Fla., and Tommy Steele of Portland, Tenn.; sister, Loudean Givens of Gallatin, Tenn.; and grandchildren, Christopher Spoon and Michael Spoon.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341

David M. Huggins
FORT WORTH -- David Michael Huggins, 49, a machinist with the family- owned H&N Machining, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Bethel Temple in Fort Worth. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Memorials: Family Life Training Center, Uinta Brown, 457-1111.

David Michael Huggins was born Oct. 7, 1946, in Fort Worth. He was a loving father and son and a master of his trade.

Survivors: Son, Michael Scott Huggins of Bridgeport; daughter, Jodi Jeen Taylor of Fort Worth; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles David Huggins of Arlington; brother, Charles Doyle Huggins of Arlington; sister, Cynthia Zodin of Florence, Ala.; grandmother, Mrs. Joan Fielder of Fort Worth; and grandchildren, Braxton and Savannah Huggins and Ryan Murry.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

W.A. Johnston
AZLE -- W.A. "Bill" Johnston, 67, a truck driver, died Wednesday in Menard.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Saturday at White's Funeral Home. Burial: Azleland Cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

W.A. "Uncle Billy" Johnston was born May 29, 1929, in Guthrie, Okla., and was a Tarrant County resident for 45 years. He was a Baptist and worked for Boyd Industries in Boyd as a truck driver for 20 years.

Survivors: Wife, Rose Johnston of Azle; sons, David Johnston of Oklahoma, Robert Johnston of Springtown and Andy Johnston of Weatherford; daughters, Bonnie Gore of Haltom City, Denise Grant of Azle and Connie McAlister of Azle; three brothers, four sisters, ten grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211

Audie Kempe
FORT WORTH -- Audie Kempe, 83, retired from food service, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: 1 p.m. Saturday in Rochester Cemetery in Rochester.

Audie Kempe was born May 13, 1913, in O'Brien. She retired from food service at Harris Methodist hospitals in 1978.

She was preceded in death by brothers, James Elton Qualls and Edwin Boyce Qualls, and a sister, Wanda Lorraine Qualls.

Survivors: Sons, Henry Leon Martin of Rusk, Arnold David Martin of Jacksonville and Donnis Lynn Martin of Cary, N.C.; daughters, Laudie Sue Cudd of Crowley and Barbara Nell Thomas of Fort Worth; sisters, Laudie Dee Qualls of Fort Worth, her twin, and Leatrice Joy Reeves of Knox City; brother, Alvin Durwood Qualls of Seymour; 26 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Thelma Klaus
FORT WORTH -- Thelma Klaus, 97, a retired voucher examiner for the federal government, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: 10 a.m. Monday in Mount Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City, Mo.

Thelma Klaus was born June 6, 1899, in Linn, Kan. She was a member of North Fort Worth Baptist Church since 1944 and was a member of the Ionian's Club of Fort Worth and the North Fort Worth Women's Club.

Survivors: Daughter, Neva Elliott of Fort Worth; grandson, Larry and wife, Paula Elliott, of Fort Worth; great- granddaughters, Elizabeth and Kristen Elliott of Fort Worth; sister, Eudora Burkin of Kansas City, Kan.; brother, Claude Higgins of Shawnee Mission, Kan.; sister-in-law, Patricia Higgins of Kansas City, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Richard Lemons
FORT WORTH -- Richard Lemons, 88, a retired farmer, died Monday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 2717 Ave. B. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Wake: 7 to 9 tonight at Rev's Funeral Parlor.

Richard Lemons was born July 8, 1908, in Tyler.

Survivors: Son, Rev. Willie Ray Lemons; daughters, Mattie Lemons and Alene Price, both of Fort Worth; sister, Minnie Wilson of Fort Worth; three grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren.

Rev's Funeral Parlor
3615 Vaughn Blvd., 536-0200

Samuel H. Lewis
FORT WORTH -- Samuel H. Lewis, 82, a retired executive staff officer, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Memorial service: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Private.

Samuel Lewis was born May 31, 1914, in Greenbriar, Ala. Mr. Lewis was a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and was also a member of Ridglea United Methodist Church.

Survivors: Wife, Velma Lewis of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Lorraine and Alvin Collins of Andrews; brother, William Lewis of Georgia; sisters, Edith Lauderdale of Alabama, Flora Houston of Florida, Nancy White and Elizabeth Leopard, both of Alabama; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Lewis of Alabama; grandchildren, Charles Collins, Clayton Collins, Brian Collins and Chad Collins; and one great-grandchild.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Jack Lovett
FORT WORTH -- Jack "Pappy" Lovett, 65, a retired pipe fitter, died Tuesday at a Dallas hospital.

Memorial service: 1 p.m. Saturday at Unity Church, 901 Page Ave. in Fort Worth. Burial: Mary's Town Cemetery in Cleburne near his father, Flur, and grandfather, Paul. Visitation: Private.

Memorials: Unity Church.

Jack "Pappy" Lovett was born Dec. 10, 1930, in Lufkin. He served in the U.S. Army and Marine Corps for 10 years. He was an avid sports fan, especially golf, and a fisherman. For the past 10 years he resided with his nephew, Mike Lovett and family, who came to know and love him. His friends at Betty's and the Hemphill Senior Citizens Center enjoyed his company and will truly miss him.

Survivors: Sisters, Healen Miles and Doris Connor of Fort Worth; and many nephews, nieces and cousins.

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

Katie M. McAfee
DALLAS -- Katie Maude McAfee, 87, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Austin.

Funeral: 4 p.m. today at Restland Memorial Funeral Home. Burial: Restland Memorial Park.

Katie McAfee was born Dec. 5, 1908, in Thrall. She spent her early life in Fort Worth. She married her husband, Paul, on July 3, 1926. She was an active member of Scofield Memorial Church, Witmer Sunday school class and the Gideons.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, and a son, Wycliffe McAfee.

Memorials: Scofield Memorial Church, 7730 Abrams, Dallas 75231; Camp Peniel Inc., 4545 Bellaire, Bellaire, Texas, 77401; or CAM (Central American Mission), 8625 LaPrada, Dallas 75228.

Survivors: Son, Michael Garrison McAfee of Mesquite; daughters, Kathleen Weagant of Marble Falls and Martha McAfee of Arlington; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Restland Funeral Home
Dallas, (214) 238-7111

Troy H. Melton
FORT WORTH -- Troy H. Melton, 65, a fiddler, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Home.

Memorials: Cancer Services, 605 W. Magnolia, Fort Worth 76104, 921-0653.

Troy H. Melton was born Aug. 26, 1931, in Enville, Texas.

Survivors: His family and many friends.

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

Jewel M. Nelson
FORT WORTH -- Jewel Marie Nelson, 85, who had retired as a school teacher after 32 years of service in the Los Angeles school district, died Wednesday at a local nursing home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Viewing: 7 to 9 at Rev's Funeral Parlor. Wake: today at the family home.

Jewel Nelson was born Oct. 1, 1910, in Terrell, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, McKinney Nelson.

Survivors: Niece, Louise Dixon of Fort Worth; and cousin, Douglas Hopkins of Los Angeles.

Rev's Funeral Parlor
3615 Vaughn Blvd., 536-0200

Rose Parker
GLEN ROSE -- Rose Parker, 74, a retired bookkeeper, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Wiley Funeral Home. Burial: Chalk Mountain Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 tonight.

Rose Parker was born Sept. 25, 1921, in Clera, Okla. She retired after 25 years with Parker Printing and Publishing Co. in Haltom City. She was a member of First Covenant Church in Dallas and Ladies Lions Clubs. She was a former resident of North Richland Hills and had been a resident of Glen Rose since 1973.

Survivors: Husband, Royce Parker of Glen Rose; daughter and son-in-law, Rose Ann and Dwanye Jackson of Glen Rose; and grandchildren, Jared and Jeff Jackson of Glen Rose.

Wiley Funeral Home
Glen Rose, (817) 897-2288

James D. Pitts
MINERAL WELLS -- James Daniel Pitts, 78, a retired truck driver for Can- Tex Industries, died Tuesday at a Mineral Wells hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church in Mineral Wells. Burial: Woodland Park Cemetery in Mineral Wells.

James Pitts was born April 8, 1918, in Cleburne.

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

L.E. Rogers
FORT WORTH -- L.E. "Bubby" Rogers, 64, a printer, died Aug. 22 of lung cancer at home.

His body was donated to science.

L.E. "Bubby" Rogers was born Dec. 29, 1931, in Hope, Ark.

Survivors: Lifelong friends, Virginia Gowen of Tulsa, Okla., and Dean Morgan of The Colony; son, John David Rogers of Tulsa; daughter and son-in- law, Linda and Nick Nicholson of Haltom City; adopted daughter, Michelle Stewart of Haltom City; brother, Joel Q. Rogers of Samson Park; grandson, John R. Nicholson of Haltom City; and several nieces and nephews.

Special recognition to his niece and her husband, Kathy and Riley Cantrell, who took care of Uncle Bubby in his final days.

James B. Shirk III
ARLINGTON -- James Benson Shirk III, a newborn, died Wednesday in Arlington.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Saturday in Moore Memorial Gardens' Babyland.

James Benson Shirk III was born Sept. 4, 1996, in Arlington.

Survivors: Parents, Rosa and James Shirk of Arlington; brother, Mathew Shirk of Arlington; sister, Crystal Shirk of Arlington; grandparents, Mrs. Steven Woods of Arlington, Mrs. Melva Robinson of Garland and Carl Woods of Gladewater; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

Dollie M. Sirmon
GLEN ROSE -- Dollie Mae Sirmon, 90, a homemaker and retired nurse's aide, died Thursday at a Glen Rose nursing home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Post Oak Cemetery in Somervell County.

Dollie Sirmon was born March 20, 1906, in Glen Rose. She was a lifelong resident of Glen Rose and Somervell County. She worked for Jameson Rest Home for several years and was a Methodist.

Survivors: Son-in-law, Kenneth Campbell of Glen Rose; sister, Lizzie Myers of Glen Rose; grandchildren, Kristie Lynn Williams and Deborah Kay Thompson, both of Glen Rose; and four great-grandchildren.

Wiley Funeral Home
Glen Rose, (817) 897-2288

William L. Smith
HURST -- William Larry Smith, 65, a relief inspector who retired from General Motors in Arlington after more than 37 years, died Thursday at a Bedford hospital.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Bellevue Baptist Church. Burial: private.

William Smith was born Dec. 20, 1930, in Lawton, Okla. He was a member of UAW No. 267 of Arlington.

Memorials: American Heart Association.

Survivors: Wife, Marie Smith; son, Larry Cliffton Smith; daughters, Dianna Aboul Hosn, Anna Sinclair and Torie Smith; brother, David R. Smith; sisters, Mary Lee Jones and Patsy Sue Raines; grandchildren, Karisa Smith, Cody Mitchell, Najat Aboul Hosn, Joe Aboul Hosn II, Jason, Noack, Paige Smith, Jessic Aboul Hosn and Charlie Summers III; four nieces; five nephews; and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271

Joseph Sokulsky
AZLE -- Joseph Sokulsky, 83, a retired McDonald-Douglas Aircraft supply warehouse manager, died Aug. 23 at the home of his granddaughter in Azle.

Memorial service: 4 p.m. Saturday at Biggers Funeral Home.

Memorials: Tarrant County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Joseph Sokulsky was born Dec. 23, 1913, in Winnipeg, Manitoba Province, Canada. He served in the Canadian Air Force during World War II as a flight lieutenant. In November 1956, he received his U.S. citizenship and settled in Norwalk, Calif. He worked for McDonald- Douglas Aircraft as a supply warehouse manager until his retirement in 1974. Due to failing health, Mr. and Mrs. Sokulsky had moved to the Azle area to live with a granddaughter and her family.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Joseph Sokulsky, in May 1969, and a sister, Anne Stefanko, in 1990.

Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Betty Garbolinsky Sokulsky of Azle; son and daughter- in-law, Richard G. and Marie Sokulsky of Reseda, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lane Sokulsky of Deming, N.M.; brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Ethel Sokulsky of Winnipeg, Canada; sister and brother-in-law, Stella and Paul Zeaton of Winnipeg, Canada; grandchildren, Kariann Sokulsky-Boyce and her husband, David, of San Marcos, Anastasia Sokulsky Hodgson and her husband, Ruehlen, of Azle, Kamber Sokulsky of Austin and Jeremy Sokulsky of Boston, Mass.; great-grandchildren, Audra J. Hodgson of Azle and Samuel Houston Boyce of San Marcos; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341

Callie Stanford
AZLE -- Callie Stanford, 99, a homemaker, died Wednesday at an Azle nursing home.

Graveside service: 10:30 a.m. today in Ashcreek Cemetery.

Callie Stanford was born Feb. 6, 1897, in Smithville, Ark. She has been an Azle resident since 1962. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Azle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George S. Stanford, and a daughter, Lahoma Crosser.

Survivors: Daughter, Elsie White of Azle; son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Mary Stanford of Houston; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341

William J. Suman
GRAPEVINE -- William John Suman, 57, a bank comptroller, died Aug. 29 at home.

Memorial service: 4 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church of Grapevine.

Memorials: Hospice Foundation, 2501 Parkview Dr. Suite 600, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.

William John Suman was born Jan. 25, 1939, in Chicago.

Survivors: Wife, Bonnie Suman of Grapevine; daughter, Rachael Suman of Grapevine; brother, Ed Suman of San Bruno, Calif.; and sister, Carol Dela Riva of Bethel Island, Calif.

Lucas Funeral Home
Grapevine, 488-7566

Minnie L. Thornton
MINERAL WELLS -- Minnie Lee Thornton, 87, a retired drug store operator, died Wednesday at a Mineral Wells hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Baum- Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home in Mineral Wells. Burial: New Hope Cemetery in Palo Pinto County.

Minnie Thornton was born April 15, 1909.

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

Barbara Ward
EULESS -- Barbara Ward, 46, a homemaker and church secretary, died Tuesday at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Brown Trail Church of Christ. Burial: Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation: 6:30 to 8:30 tonight.

Memorials: The `Truth-In-Love' television program; Brown Trail School of Preaching; or Barbara Ward Memorial Education Fund, Bank One, Euless.

Barbara Ward was born Dec. 31, 1949, in San Antonio. She was a member of Brown Trail Church of Christ and was a life member of Lakewood Elementary School PTA in Euless.

Survivors: Husband, Ron L. Ward of Euless; son, Derek Ward of Euless; daughter, Robin Ward of Euless; parents, Eldeen and Viola Jeffers of San Antonio; uncle and aunts, J.C. and Mava Hunsaker of Lubbock and Howard and Erma Anderson of College Station; and aunt, Peggy Jeffers of San Antonio.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271

Mary L. White
CROWLEY -- Mary L. White, 65, a nurse's aide who retired in 1990, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service was 2 p.m. Thursday in Prairie Springs Cemetery in Burleson.

Mary White was born Aug. 24, 1931, in Burleson. She was a resident of Crowley for 27 years. She was a Baptist and had worked at Silver Haven Care Center and Burleson Nursing Home. She enjoyed travel and garage sales.

Survivors: Sons and daughters-in- law, Chris and Dollie White of Crowley and Dwayne and Pat White of Burleson; brother, James G. Collins of Burleson; sister, Janie Phillips of Wapanuka, Okla.; nine grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson
Burleson, 295-5211

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