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Published Sept. 7, 1996

Agnes C. Barker 

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Bowie. Burial: Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Mrs. Agnes Barker was born Sept. 13, 1914, in Hamilton.

Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley
Bowie, (817) 872-1144

Kathran Bishop
FORT WORTH -- Kathran "Kay" McBee Bishop, 80, a homemaker, died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Memorial service: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First Congregational Church, 1401 Trail Lake.

Memorials: The Living Bank, American Heart Association or First Congregational Church, Good Samaritan Fund.

Kathran "Kay" McBee Bishop was born Feb. 3, 1916, in Savannah, Okla. Her lifelong love of books and reading made her an avid volunteer in the fight against illiteracy in the FWISD Adult Literacy Program. Kay was nominated for the 1995 Governor's Award for Outstanding Achievement in the voluntary community.

Her family and friends will miss this special woman.

Kay was preceded in death by her husband, William Don Bishop, on Oct. 1, 1980.

Survivors: Daughters, Donna Bishop of Denver, Colo., Diana Dunaway of Washington, D.C., and Karen Brachman of Fort Worth; brother-in-law, Dr. Charles Bishop of Denver, Colo.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Makenzie M. Brooks
STEPHENVILLE -- Makenzie Mariah Brooks, 6 months, died Thursday in Stephenville.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church. Burial: Gardens of Memory.

Makenzie Mariah Brooks was born March 2, 1996, in Stephenville.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Edd Brooks.

Survivors: Parents, Tom and Tanya Brooks of Stephenville; grandparents, Cathern Brooks and Johnny and Elwanda King, all of Stephenville; and great-grandmother, Lucile Mayfield of Stephenville.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161

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

Funeral: Was held Friday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park.

Joyce C. Carroll was born May 31, 1929, in Cayuga. 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, Verla Jean McFadin of Burleson; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681

Pansy H. Christopher
DE LEON -- Pansy Hawtence Christopher, 79, a homemaker, died Thursday in De Leon.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Nowlin Funeral Home. Burial: De Leon Cemetery.

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

Ivy Belle Coker
GRAHAM -- Ivy Belle Coker, 85, a homemaker, died Friday at a Graham hospital.

Funeral: 3 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Graham. Burial: Pioneer Cemetery.

Memorials: First United Methodist Church, Samaritan Fund, 1600 N. Jefferson, Bowie 76230.

Ivy Belle Coker was born Dec. 12, 1910, in Snyder, Okla. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bowie, where she was a former resident.

Survivors: Husband, Jesse L. Coker of Graham; son, Jess Richard Coker of Fort Worth; daughter, Alice Mann Hale of Graham; brother, Paul Ray Taylor of Pilot Point; sisters, Drucilla Burross of Fort Worth and Ladell Jordan of Bowie; grandchildren, Kelly and Collin Coker of Houston, and Kandy and Brandi Hale of Graham; and great-grandchildren, Jessica and Carly Coker of Houston.

Morrison Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-2121

Willis G. Cook
GRANBURY -- Willis G. Cook, 80, a retired custodian, died Thursday in Granbury.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Mr. Cook was born Aug. 27, 1916, in Erie, Tenn.

Survivors: Wife of 57 years, Deanna Cook of Granbury; sons, Charles Cook of Northport, Wash., Guy Cook of Fort Worth and Larry Cook of Granbury; daughter, Ann Penrod of Granbury; sister, Gladys Bright of Philadelphia, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great- grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Lois T. Cooper
KERRVILLE -- Lois Trigg Cooper, 88, died Friday after a long illness.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Kerrville Funeral Home. Burial: Garden of Memories Cemetery in Kerrville.

Memorials: Alzheimer's Association of Fort Worth or First Christian Church of Kerrville.

Lois Russell Trigg Cooper was born May 10, 1908, in Walnut Shade, Tenn. Early in her life, she moved with her family from Bowling Green, Ky., to Fort Worth, where she graduated from Polytechnic High School.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dr. Ross B. Trigg, and by sisters Lillian Russell Beale and Hazel Russell Levenson.

After the death of Dr. Trigg, she worked as a real estate broker in Fort Worth before retiring to Kerrville in 1970.

Survivors: Husband of 20 years, Robert Cooper of Kerrville; daughters, Bobbie Ann Trigg Covey of Kerrville and Jayne Trigg Fraley of Fort Worth; stepdaughter, Cecilia Ann Cooper of Chicago; sisters, Jackie Russell Hix and Robbie Russell Langher of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Toni Romero Box of Houston, Gina Romero of Dallas and G. Cole Fraley and J. Kirk Fraley of Fort Worth; and seven great-grandchildren.

Kerrville Funeral Home
Kerrville, (210) 895-5111

Mary L. Cross
PALESTINE -- Mary Lee Cross, 94, a homemaker, died Wednesday at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Roselawn Park Cemetery in Palestine. Officiating: Dr. Richard Waters.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Mary Lee Cross was born Dec. 24, 1901, in Bland to John Edward and Minnie Ludwick Trimmier. She had lived in Palestine since 1938. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth Ann Nelson, in 1995, and her husband, Cecil A. Cross, in 1966.

Survivors: Sons, Robert A. Cross of Benbrook and James E. Cross of Deer Island, Ore.; daughters, Mary E. Fuller of Palestine and Sally Jane Hunnicutt of Neches; brother, Ira Trimmier of Fort Worth; sisters, Oleane Ludwick of Temple, Juanita Sims of Nolanville and Jeanette Chaffin of Moffitt; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Herrington and of Memory
Palestine, (903) 731-4444

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

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today 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.

Directions to the cemetery: Highway 199 to Farm Road 920 to Bridgeport, 3.4 miles to cemetery.

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

P.A. Dixon
BURLESON -- P.A. Dixon, 70, a retired General Motors employee, died Thursday at a local hospital.

Funeral: noon Monday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

The Rev. P.A. Dixon was born July 23, 1926, in Overton County, Tenn. He was pastor of East 38th Street Freewill Baptist Church in Anderson, Ind., for 32 years and retired from GM in 1983.

Survivors: Wife, Ester Looper Dixon; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Glenda Dixon; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy Ann Dixon Shafer and Steve Shafer; brother, Irvin Dixon; sisters, Clara Hargis, Myrtle Vaughn and Ella D. Rains; grandchildren, Brian Dixon, Nora Earhart, Michelle Aaron, Neil Shafer and Valerie Shafer Bankson; and great- grandchildren, Joshua Dixon, Reanna Shafer and Zachary Earhart.

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

G.W. Durning
HICO -- G.W. "Buck" Durning, 92, an oiler in oil refinery engine maintenance, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Hico. Burial: 2 p.m. Monday in Highland Park Cemetery in Borger.

G.W. "Buck" Durning was born Oct. 3, 1903, in Franklin County, Ark.

Rutledge Funeral Home
Hico, (817) 796-4722

Jeston E. Few
GRANBURY -- Jeston Eugene Few, 62, a Raytheon Aircraft manufacturing engineer, died Wednesday in Wichita, Kan.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Monday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Home. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Jeston Eugene Few was born Nov. 23, 1933, in Waxahachie.

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

Chlorene Fisher
EVERMAN -- Chlorene Fisher, 67, a retired schoolteacher and administrator, died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 4 p.m. today at Brownwood Evangelism Center. Burial: Salt Creek Cemetery in Brown County. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Lakeview Mission Center in Fort Worth.

Chlorene O. Fisher, beloved wife, mother, sister and friend, was born Nov. 29, 1928, in Rising Star. She graduated from Blanket High School in 1947 and attended Howard Payne University. She received her teaching degree from Texas Wesleyan University, majoring in English. She taught in Birdville and Everman school districts. After retiring from the Everman school district, she founded and obtained state accreditation for Truth Christian Academy in Fort Worth in 1976. She served as the first principal and administrator of the school. She was a charter member of Brownwood Evangelism Center in Brownwood. She was a member of Lakeview Mission Church in Fort Worth, where she served as a Sunday School superintendent.

Survivors: Husband, Harvey Fisher; son and daughter-in-law, Lincoln and Christy Fisher of Arlington; grandson, Jordan Fisher of Hurst; brothers, Jerry Barton of Georgetown and William Barton of Brownwood; sisters, Violet Cathey of Brownwood, Mary Hosek of Brownwood and Frances Browning of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Davis-Morris Funeral Home
Brownwood, (915) 646-5555

Marcus Ginsburg
FORT WORTH -- Marcus Ginsburg, 81, an attorney, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Temple Beth-El. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Pallbearers: W.A. Moncrief Jr., J. Olcott Phillips, Robert Duff Maddox, Henri Bromberg, George Beggs III and Joseph Sudow. Honorary pallbearers: Charles Anton, Sol Taylor, G.E. Engleman, Dr. Craig Dearden, Robert W. Semple, John T. Bailey, Robert S. Newkirk, James Webb, Mike Gibson, Rick Sorenson and Cass O. Edwards.

Marcus Ginsburg was born Feb. 16, 1915, in Marietta, Ohio. He graduated with a bachelor of arts from the University of Michigan in 1936, and a law degree from Harvard in 1939. He was presently on the board of directors of Community Foundation of Metropolitan Tarrant County, Modern Art Museum, Retina Research Foundation and general counsel for Texas Christian University. He was formerly the president of United Fund & Community Services, Fort Worth, 1962, president of Tarrant County Community Council, 1966-1967, president of Traveler's Aid Society of Fort Worth, 1954-55 and vice-president/treasurer of the Fort Worth Children's Museum. He was a former member of the United States National Commission UNESCO, 1959-64, executive committee, 1963-64, steering committee, 1964, chairman of public information committee, 1962-1964. He was a former president of Texas Harvard Law School Association, 1955-56, national vice-president of Harvard Law School Association, 1956-57. He was formerly on the board of governors of Shady Oaks Country Club and was vice-president of the City Solicitation Commission, City of Fort Worth, and vice-president of the American Jewish Congress. He was founding and managing partner of McDonald, Sanders, Ginsburg, Newkirk, Gibson & Webb Law Firm, which was the predecessor of McDonald & Sanders Law Firm, which was the predecessor McDonald & Sanders PC. He was a 2nd lieutenant in the Army Air Corps and also served in World War II.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Gill Children's Services or a charity of choice.

Survivors: Wife, Martine Heilbron Ginsburg of Fort Worth; sons and daughters-in-law, Harold Heilbron and Valerie Ginsburg of Dallas and Robert and Nancy Ginsburg of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Brooke Ginsburg and Natalie Ginsburg, both of Dallas, and Perry Heilbron Ginsburg of Fort Worth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

James T. Hinkle
LAKE WORTH -- James T. Hinkle, 72, an entrepreneur, died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Rosen Heights Baptist Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: Sunday at Shannon North Funeral Chapel.

Memorials: Rosen Heights Baptist Church or Lions Organ and Eye Bank.

J.T. Hinkle was born May 15, 1924. He grew up on the north side, attended Sam Rosen Elementary, J.P. Elder Junior High and Tech High School.

He joined the River Oaks Lions Club in 1952 and held every office in that club. J.T. also served as district and deputy district governor for District 2E2. As a Lion, he helped organize the Lions Organ and Eye Bank, Lion Youth and Crippled Children's camps. J.T. was also founder of the states White Cane Days for the sight-impaired. In 1980, he visited Beliz City in Central America, and helped secure $300,000 for the Beliz City Lions Eye, Ear and Throat Clinic. For all his work, J.T. was inducted into the Lions Club Hall of Fame in 1993.

In 1982, J.T. was elected to the Lake Worth City Council and served until 1984. In 1991, J.T. was elected mayor of Lake Worth and served until 1993. After completing his tenure as mayor, J.T. served on the Tarrant County Civil Service Commission. He also served on the state council on disabilities that helped organize a park for people with disabilities. The park is located in Austin.

J.T. was a member of Rosen Heights Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon since 1969. He was chairman of the deacon body for over five years and for over 10 years had been superintendent of the Adult II Sunday School.

J.T. was a husband, father, grandfather, veteran, Lions member and community and church leader.

Survivors: His wife of 51 years, Opal; daughter, JoAnne and her husband, Ron Gilley, of Fort Worth; daughter, Kathy Walker of Santa Fe, N.M.; son, James Hinkle of Fort Worth; grandson, Kyle, and his wife, Tammi Gilley, of Fort Worth; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Lola Jeffrey
COMANCHE -- Lola Jeffrey, 69, an outside salesperson who retired from Victor Equipment Company after 29 years, died Friday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hall & Sons Funeral Home. Burial: Gardens of Memory.

Lola Jeffrey was born Sept. 18, 1926, in Beattie, Comanche County.

Memorials: CCS Hospice.

Hall & Sons Funeral Home
Comanche, (915) 356-5214

Frank E. Kuhn
GUSTINE -- Frank E. Kuhn, 70, retired from the upholstery business, died Wednesday at a Temple hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Union Cemetery. Visitation: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today.

Memorials: Charity of choice.

Frank E. Kuhn was born Jan. 24, 1926, in Browning, Mo.

Hall & Sons Funeral Home
Comanche, (915) 356-5214

Ruby L. Lauderdale
FORT WORTH -- Ruby Langham Lauderdale, 84, a teacher, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: private.

Memorials: The family requests no flowers.

Ruby Langham Lauderdale was born Aug. 12, 1912, in Rogers, Ark.

Survivors: Nephew, T.W. Langham of Blum; niece, Frances Ann McRimmon of Watauga; sister-in-law, Eavie Langham of Fort Worth; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

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

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

Memorial service: 11:30 a.m. today 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, Tenn.

Survivors: His family and many friends.

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

Margo P. Michels
FORT WORTH -- Margo Price Michels, 46, an attorney, actor and director, died Wednesday at a local hospital after a seven-year battle with cancer.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. today at First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1959 Sandy Lane, Fort Worth. Burial: Private. A reception for friends will be held at the church after the service. 

Margo Michels was born Dec. 16, 1949, in Ottumwa, Iowa. She earned a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin and bachelor's and master's degrees from Texas Christian University. She was a specialist in family and mental health law and worked at the Fort Worth office of the Texas attorney general. She studied advanced acting in New York City and acted at the Dallas Reperatory Theatre, New Arts Theatre of Dallas, Trinity Theatre of Washington, D.C., and Casa Manana Children's Playhouse & School. She also helped found the Glen Rose Community Theatre.

Memorials: Bank One Trustee Fund of Margo Michels, for the care of her children.

Survivors: Sons, Alden Michels and Eliot Arriaza, both of Fort Worth; daughter, Mariel Arriaza of Fort Worth; mother, Dorothy M. Price of Fort Worth; brothers, the Rev. Patrick Price of Columbia, S.C., and Sean Price of New York City; sisters, Mary Lynne Mullon of McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., Peggy Linden of The Colony and Erin Price of Fort Worth; and former husband and caregiver Cristobal Arriaza.

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

Beryl H. Pearson
CLEBURNE -- Beryl Haskew Pearson, 89, a homemaker, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Cleburne. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Beryl Haskew Pearson was born June 24, 1907, in Burleson. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Hunter Pearson, on Feb. 15, 1996. He was a former owner of Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home.

Survivors: Sister, Lorna Gamble of Burleson; and four grandchildren.

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

Lee Richard
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Lee Richard, 84, a minister, died Thursday at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Abundant Life Assembly of God in Grand Prairie. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

The Rev. Lee Richard was born Aug. 10, 1912, in Temple. He retired in 1984 from Lakeland Heights Assembly of God Church in Grand Prairie.

Survivors: Wife of 58 years, Vivian; sons, Freddy Richard and Danny Richard; daughter, Wynema Holmes; brother, J.T. Richard; sisters, Alice Ragon and Tot Wigington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Wesley M. Ringer
ARLINGTON -- Wesley Monroe Ringer, 90, died Wednesday.

Funeral: Was Friday at Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville, Ark. Officiant: Dr. David Blase. Burial: Restland Memorial Park.

Memorials: Vitas Health Care Corporation, 2501 Parkview Drive, Suite 600, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102.

Wesley Monroe Ringer was born May 29, 1906, the son of the late Elza and Eva Patterson Ringer. He was a member of Pixley Missionary Baptist Church in Pixley, Calif. He was a retired timberman, working for Scott's Sawmill in Nashville, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Berdie Ringer, on June 12, 1995; daughter, Anna Marie Hildebrandt; sister, Myrtle Smith; and one grandchild.

Survivors: Sons and daughters-in- law, Charles and Jane Ringer of Arlington, Donald and Margie Ringer of Stilwell, Okla., Raymond and Diane Ringer of Forney and Terry and Sharen Ringer of Fort Worth; half-brother, J.E. Wilbanks of Ashdown, Ark.; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Latimer Funeral Home
Nashville, Ark., (501) 845-2233

Marie Ritchey
HALTOM CITY -- Marie Ritchey, 74, a homemaker, died Friday in Bedford.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Marie Ritchey was born March 31, 1922, in Petrolia, Texas. She was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Ritchey, in March 1990.

Survivors: Daughters, Linda Winborn of Canton and Janece Ragan of Fort Worth; two grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; two sisters; three brothers-in-law; and two sisters-in-law.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Alan M. Roberts
ARLINGTON -- Alan Michael Roberts, 65, self-employed, died Tuesday in Arlington.

Memorial service: 5:30 p.m. today at St. Matthew Catholic Church.

Memorials: St. Matthew Catholic Church, 2021 New York Ave., Arlington 76010.

Alan Roberts was born Oct. 15, 1930, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Our dear Mike, "The Breadman," you will be dearly missed!

Survivors: Sons, Alan Michael Roberts Jr. of Louisiana and Jay Roberts and Troy Roberts, both of Marshall; daughters, Pat Turner of Louisiana and Libby Wolske of Waco; stepdaughter, Candida Ramirez of Arlington; sister, Arlene Coonce of National City, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Virginia D. Rutledge
CLEBURNE -- Virginia Doris Rutledge, 59, died Thursday at home after a lengthy illness.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. today in Land of Memory Cemetery. Officiating: the Rev. Sam Cox.

Memorials: Community Hospice of Texas, 1208B W. Henderson, Cleburne 76031.

Virginia Doris Rutledge was born April 1, 1937, in Walnut Springs to William Walter and Geneva Florene DeHay Dean. She was a graduate of Palestine High School and lived in Palestine most of her life until moving to Cleburne four years ago. She was an insurance adviser and was a member of Kings Highway Baptist Church in Fort Worth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. "Red" Rutledge, in January 1993.

"Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow; I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn's rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft star that shines at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there; I did not die."

Survivors: Sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Billy Pack; son and daughter- in-law, James and Toya Pedigo; daughters and sons-in-law, Joni and Michael McDonnell and Jeri and Barry George; mother, Geneva Newland; two grandchildren; one special niece, Lea Wyatt; numerous nieces and nephews; one special aunt and friend, Clois Cottrell; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Herrington and of Memory
Palestine, (903) 731-4444

Ova M. Sanders
BOWIE -- Ova M. Sanders, 94, a homemaker, died Thursday in Bowie.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Burgess- Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home in Bowie. Burial: Bluegrove Cemetery in Bluegrove. 

Mrs. Ova M. Sanders was born Dec. 22, 1901.

Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley
Bowie, (817) 872-1144

Howard A. Schnider
GEORGETOWN -- Howard Arthur Schnider, 74, died Tuesday in Temple.

Funeral: Was Friday at Cook-Walden/ Davis Funeral Home. Graveside service: 11 a.m. today in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Godley.

Howard Arthur Schnider was born Feb. 22, 1922, in Billings, Mont., to Frank and Goldie Fern Tuttle Schnider. He was married to Mary Bogart on Sept. 18, 1946, in Junction City, Kan. Mary preceded him in death July 19, 1996. He was also preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marie Dempewolf.

Survivors: Sons, Ronnie Schnider of Georgetown, and Richard Schnider and his wife, Janet, of St. Louis; daughter, Lanita Schnider and Steven Littleton of Burnet; three grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; and numerous friends.

Cook-Walden/Davis Funeral Home
Georgetown, (512) 863-2564

Josephine G. Schwerer
BEDFORD -- Josephine G. Schwerer, 87, a retired records clerk, died Thursday at a Bedford hospital.

Memorial service: 2:30 p.m. today at St. Michael Catholic Church.

Josephine G. Schwerer was born April 1, 1909, in New York City, and died Sept. 5, 1996. She had been president of Franklin Square Senior Citizens Center, Long Island, N.Y.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Schwerer; and a son, Richard J. Schwerer.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Sarah Schwerer of Fort Pierce, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Charles Giudice of Bedford; sister, Katherine Downing of Elmont, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great- grandchildren.

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

Veo M. Scott
COLLEGE STATION -- Veo Marie Scott, 99, died Thursday in College Station.

Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Overton Park United Methodist Church. Burial: Private in Greenwood Memorial Park, where her parents, Claude and Emma Wilson, are also buried. The Rev. Michael McKee will be officiating.

Veo Scott was born Aug. 23, 1897, in Sardis, in Ellis County. She lived in College Station in a nursing home the past two years. She was a longtime member of Overton Park United Methodist Church, as well as its forerunner, Central Methodist Church. She lived most of her life in Fort Worth. She was active in the Fort Worth Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Southside Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists. For many years a group of fellow rug hookers met at her home on Westcliff Drive South. Later, as more women became interested in the colonial art, the "hookers," as they called themselves, moved to R.D. Evans Recreation Center. She had filled her home with her handwork and made enough to share with children, grandchildren and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William V. Scott; two sons, Carroll Jack and Donald Wallace Scott; and a grandson, George Wilson Castillon.

Survivors: Daughter, Pat Castillon Baen, formerly of Fort Worth; son-in-law, Dr. Spencer R. Baen of Bryan; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Robert A. Shaner
FORT WORTH -- Robert A. Shaner, 74, a retired Akron, Ohio, city employee, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Memorials: St. Jude.

Robert A. Shaner was born Sept. 8, 1921, in Barberton, Ohio. He moved to Fort Worth three years ago from Spring Hill, Fla., where he lived for 17 years. He was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church in Spring Hill.

Mr. Shaner was proud to have enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Battles and campaigns he participated in include Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe, Ardennes and Air Offensive Europe. Decorations and citations he received include EAME Theater Ribbon with six bronze stars per WD GO 33/45 and the American Defense Service Medal.

He retired Feb. 1, 1977, from the city of Akron.

Survivors: Daughter, Sharon Parker and her husband, Dennis, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Shannon Smith and her husband, Todd, and Heather Baresh and her husband, Ryan, all of Arlington; and great-grandchildren, Parker Smith, Madison Smith and Ivy Baresh, all of Arlington.

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

Robert P. Shaver
BURLESON -- Robert Paul Shaver, 82, a truck driver, died Thursday in Arlington.

Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary the Virgin Catholic Church. Burial: Parkdale Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Arlington Funeral Home.

Memorials: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Salvation Army.

Robert Paul Shaver was born Oct. 26, 1913, in Marion County, W.Va. He formerly lived in Arlington for more than 10 years. He was a member of St. Mary the Virgin Catholic Church and a transport driver for Exxon for over 25 years.

Survivors: Wife, Billie Shaver of Burleson; daughters and sons-in-law, Patty and Al Mince, and Polly and Michael Ditto, all of Arlington; brother, James Shaver of Bel Air, Md.; sisters, Mary Hartley of Fairmont, W.Va., and Betty Dodd of Green Valley, Ariz.; six grandsons; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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

Willena O. Sherrard
HICO -- Willena Ogle Sherrard, 79, a homemaker, died Thursday in Stephenville.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Hico. Burial: Clairette Cemetery.

Willena Ogle Sherrard was born Oct. 7, 1916, in Hico.

Rutledge Funeral Home
Hico, (817) 796-4722

Ted Spinos
HURST -- Ted Spinos, 45, a currier, died Wednesday at a Dallas hospital.

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

Ted Spinos was born Feb. 28, 1951, in Sommerville, Mass.

Survivors: Mother, Despina Spinos of Hurst; brother, Peter Spinos of North Richland Hills; and sister, Kathy Raymond of Winchester, Mass.

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

Glen C. Starley
FORT WORTH -- Glen Curry Starley, 75, who did general floor work at Texas Reconstruction, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Brown, Gause-Ware, Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors. Graveside service: 4 p.m. at Rock Church Cemetery outside of Granbury. Officiant: the Rev. Joe Stevens, pastor of Glen Garden Baptist Church.

Glen Curry Starley was born July 7, 1921, in Duffau, Texas. He was an Army veteran and lived in Fort Worth for 50 years. His hobbies were antiques and crafts.

Survivors: Wife of 48 years, Billie Starley of Fort Worth; five nieces; and one nephew.

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

Ethel M. Steel
AZLE -- Ethel M. Steel, 88, a homemaker, died Thursday at an Azle hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Silver Creek Methodist Church in Azle. Burial: Ash Creek Cemetery in Azle. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the funeral home.

Ethel M. Steel was born Sept. 1, 1908, in La Junta in Parker County. She worked for the Azle school district for 19 years and after retiring spent her time with her family and friends. She married J.M. Steele on Oct. 31, 1925. She was a member of Silver Creek Methodist Church for 64 years.

Survivors: Husband of 71 years, J.M. Steele of Azle; son, Gerald D. Steele of Azle; daughter, Wanda Martin of Azle; sister, Delma Ansley; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211

Albert C. Steele Jr.
MANSFIELD -- Albert "Al" C. Steele Jr., 75, who had retired after 36 years at Western Electric Co., died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: Was Friday in Moore Memorial Gardens.

Albert "Al" C. Steele Jr. was born Aug. 28, 1921, in Denison. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the 8th Air Force. He was past master No. 331, Mansfield Masonic Lodge, and past patron No. 876, Mansfield Order of the Eastern Star. He was a member of Fort Worth Moslah Shrine, Fort Worth Scottish Rite Bodies.

Survivors: Wife of 49 years, Eleanore Steele of Mansfield; sons, Damon Steele and his wife, Beth, of Mansfield, Steven Steele and his wife, Kay, of Lubbock and Melvin Steele and his wife, Margaret, of Totteridge, England; daughters, Jeri ]Jo Dow and her husband, Bill, of Carrollton and D'Edra Kelly and her husband, Alvin, of Mansfield; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

David M. Tyner
WEATHERFORD -- David M. Tyner, 38, a material controller at Lockheed, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Trinity Baptist Temple in Saginaw. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

David Tyner was born July 18, 1958, in Charlotte, N.C. He was a member of Padi Scuba Diving. He had worked at Lockheed since July 1980. He was a rescue diver and diving instructor. He served in the Air Force from 1976 to 1979.

Memorials: Cook Children's Medical Center.

Survivors: Wife, Diane Tyner of Weatherford; stepson, Patrick Armstrong of Weatherford; stepmother, Awelda Tyner of Fort Worth; brother and sister- in-law, Don and Glenda Tyner of Colleyville; sister and brother-in-law, Jo and Roger Lindelow of Cedar Creek; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Randy and Debbie Stogsdill of Saginaw, and John and Lynn Connolly of North Richland Hills; stepbrothers, Tony Huigera of Arlington and George Huigera of Florida; stepsister, Sara Thompson of Granbury; and parents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Connolly of Haltom City.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

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