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Published Sept. 9, 1996

Josie Arms
PROCTOR -- Josie Arms, 83, a homemaker, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday in Proctor Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

Josie Arms was born Nov. 23, 1912, in Buffalo Community, Comanche County.

Memorials: Proctor Cemetery Association.

She was a member of the Proctor Community Center and a former member of the Proctor Methodist Church. She was a lifelong resident of Comanche County. She was a Methodist and a homemaker.

Survivors: Son, Dale Arms and wife, Portia of Granbury; daughter, Rita Jo Bratton and husband, E. J. of Grand Prairie; sister, Lillie Hudson of Fort Worth; four grandchildren, Larry Arms and wife, Georgia of Austin, Stephen Arms and wife, Celeste of Arlington, Lyne Robinson and husband, Joe of Arlington, Dana Chestnut and husband, Stephen of Grand Prairie; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

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

Javier Arredondo
EULESS -- Javier Arredondo, 41, a lawn laborer, died Sunday in Euless.

Funeral: Pending.

Mr. Arredondo was born Sept. 22, 1954, in Santa Teresa, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Alonzo Funeral Home
2301 Ephriham Ave., 740-9091

Thomas S. Bramlett
ARLINGTON -- Thomas Scott Bramlett, 19, a student, died Saturday in Arlington.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church of Arlington. Burial: Private. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Moore Funeral Home.

Memorials: North Texas Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Mr. Bramlett was born Aug. 24, 1977, in Arlington. He attended Arlington High School and was in his first year at Tarrant County Junior College, South Campus. He was a member of First Christian Church of Arlington.

Survivors: Parents, Carolyn Kindred and Jerry H. Bramlett, both of Arlington; sister, Elizabeth and her husband, Matthew Brown, of Richardson; grandparents, Gertrude Reed of Arlington, and Harless and Blanche Bramlett of Amarillo; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.

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

Velma J. Brookman
FORT WORTH -- Velma Johnston Brookman, 88, a homemaker, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: Requiem Mass at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Officiating: Father Christopher Stainbrook.

Memorials: Priest Discretionary at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 4201 Mitchell Bvld., Fort Worth 76105.

Velma Brookman was born Aug. 5, 1908, in Decatur. She had been a resident of Fort Worth since 1942. Her husband of 56 years, Thomas Henry Brookman, Sr., preceded her in death in 1984.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Thomas H. and Brenda Brookman of Fort Worth; brother and sister-in-law, James and Irene Johnston of Cisco; grandchildren, Robin Kinsel, Mark Brookman and John Brookman, all of Fort Worth; great- grandchildren, Flora Baird and Katherine Ann Brookman of Fort Worth, Nathan Brookman, Melissa Brookman and Laura Brookman, all of Harrisonville, Mo.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Sanford T. Callaway Jr.
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Sanford Tye Callaway Jr., 69, a retired manager in the printing industry, died Friday at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Olivet Chapel. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: Tomlinson Health Services-Hospice Division, Mallick Tower, One Summit Ave., Ste. 905, Fort Worth 76102.

Tye, a native of Fort Worth, was born Oct. 14, 1926. He served his country during World War II in the Navy and was a member of the North Richland Hills Masonic Lodge. He retired as a highly respected manager in the printing industry.

We will cherish his caring nature, sense of humor, and quiet love.

Survivors: Daughters and sons-in- law, Pat and Chuck Sheffield of Dallas, Deanna and Tom Spragle of Herndon, Va., and Betty Ware of North Richland Hills; brother, Bobby Joe Callaway of Granbury; sisters and brothers-in-law, Martha and Sonny Gibson, Betty and Elmo Roberts, and Mary Helen Hightower, all of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Tommy Ware of North Richland Hills and Devin Wing of Plano; former wife, Dorothy Schneider Callaway of North Richland Hills; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Glen H. Clark
ARLINGTON -- Glen Howard Clark, 25, a registered nurse, died Friday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Blessing Colonial Chapel in Mansfield. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Mr. Clark was born Sept. 17, 1970, in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Survivors: Wife, Michelle Clark of Arlington; son, Taylor Clark of Arlington; daughter, Kirston Clark of Shreveport, La.; parents, Alfred Clark of Lawton, Okla., and Ziska Moelar of Tubberville, Miss.; and brother, Alan Clark of Tubberville.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555

Michael D. Clark
MINERAL WELLS -- Michael "Mike" Dwyane Clark, 35, a law enforcement worker, died Saturday in Mineral Wells.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Baum- Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home. Burial: Holders Chapel Cemetery in Parker County.

Mr. Clark was born Oct. 7, 1960, in Denison.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Conrad Clark in July 1989.

Survivors: Wife, Beverly Clark of Mineral Wells; two sons, Joshua Wayne Clark, Chance Conrad Clark, both of Mineral Wells; mother and stepfather, Kathy and Merle Barnett of Cooper; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Curtis and Winona Clark of Mesquite, Jeff and Shannon Clark of Cooper; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Kim and Cord Smith of Lake Creek, Sue and Bobby Cunningham of Lake Creek, Stephanie and Billie Moore of Sulphur Springs; grandmother, Frances Geiswhite of Los Lunos, N.M.; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Mineral Wells, (817) 325-4422

Ben A. Cox
FORT WORTH -- Ben A. Cox, 82, a civil service General Services Administration security person, died Sunday in Richland Hills.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. today in Bellwood Memorial Park in Temple.

Mr. Cox was born Dec. 17, 1913, in Killeen.

He served in the Navy in World War II and in the Texas National Guard Company D. 143rd Infantry. He was an active member of Lakeland Baptist Church prior to his illness.

Survivors: Wife, Georgia Cox of Fort Worth; son and daughter-in-law, Ben R. and Brenda Cox of Fort Worth; and nephew, Sam Cox of Dallas.

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

Delbert J. Davis
SPRINGTOWN -- Delbert Jack Davis, 70, a retired machinist, died Friday at an Azle hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at White's Funeral Home in Springtown. Burial: Annis Chapel Cemetery.

Delbert Davis was born Dec. 28, 1925, in Fort Worth. He was a resident of Parker County most of his life. He married Ila Marie Kirk Sept. 19, 1944. She preceded him in death April 13, 1996. He served in the Navy during World War II as a Hell Diver gunner. He was the retired owner of the County D Machine Shop. He was previously employed by the Gearhart-Owen Company, where he was one of the founders. He later worked as a foreman for the S.I.E. company. His family was the most important aspect of his life and his personal philosophy was "Who can I help today?"

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Springtown.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Freddy and Barbara Davis of Hot Springs, Ark.; daughter, Jane Davis of Fort Worth; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Davis of Springtown and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Davis of Salt Lake City, Utah, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin D. Kirk, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Kirk, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Jennings, Mr. and Mrs. Royce Kirk, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Jennings, Mrs. Juanice Apple, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kirk, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hensarling and Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Darter; grandchildren, Michele and John Tankersley of Azle, Monique Davis of Azle and Suzanne and Mitchell Bakouris of Aberdeen, Md.; great-grandchildren, Ali Robinson of Hot Spring, Ark., Beau Greene of Azle, Kelsey Green of Azle, Cheyenne Bakouris of Aberdeen, Md., and Bailey Ila Bakouris of Aberdeen, Md.

White's Funeral Home
Springtown, (817) 220-7111

Ralph B. Favara Sr.
ARLINGTON -- Ralph B. Favara Sr., 78, a retired manager for Wyatt's Cafeterias, died Friday in Arlington.

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

Ralph Favara was born Jan. 25, 1918, in Itta Bena, Miss. He was an Arlington resident for 40 years and a former resident of Greenwood, Miss. He was a World War II Army Air Force veteran.

Survivors: Sons, Ralph Favara, Jr., of Arlington and Jim Favara of Keller; daughters, Nancy Parkerson of Keller and Patricia Sherman of Atlanta, Ga.; brother, Joe Favara of Itta Bena, Miss.; sisters, Stella Brocato of Indianola, Miss. and Lena Pickett of Laurel, Miss.; nine grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

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

Oma L. Few
HALTOM CITY -- Oma Lee Few, 81, a communications assembler, died Saturday in Lake Worth.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Tuesday in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Oma Lee Few was born Oct. 30, 1914, in Fort Worth and had been a lifetime resident of Haltom City. She retired from Communications Apparatus of Keller in the mid 1970s.

Survivors: Sons, Johnnie Roberts of Lake Worth and Jimmy Roberts of California; brother, Andrew Mullins of Alvarado; sisters, Dorothy Owens and Louise Rhineheart, both of North Richland Hills; grandchildren, Julia Gerrard and Michael Roberts; and three great- grandcildren.

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

Ellen Frain
ASTORIA, New York -- Ellen Frain, 84, a homemaker, died Sunday at an Arlington care center.

Funeral: 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Astoria, N.Y. Burial: Pine Lawn Cemetery in New York. Wake: Tuesday at R.P. Drago Funeral Home in Long Island City, N.Y.

Ellen Frain was born Feb. 7, 1912, in Ireland.

Mrs. Frain had lived in Arlington for one year.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Virginia Frain of Mansfield; brother, John Brennan of London; and two grandsons, Tom and Gary Frain of Mansfield.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681

Margarita Gonzalez
FORT WORTH -- Margarita Gonzalez, 1 week, died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Survivors: Parents, Jaime and Letecia Gonzalez; sister, Maria R. Gonzalez.

Alonzo Funeral Home
2301 Ephriham Ave., 740-9091

Harry M. Green
FORT WORTH -- Harry M. Green, 74, a business consultant, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Luke's Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Memorials: American Heart Association.

Harry Green was born April 11, 1922, in Philadelphia, Pa. He was the founder and chairman of the board of Lifo Systems, Inc. He was a business consultant in California and Nevada before he moved to this area in the 1950s. He served in the Navy during World War II. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley.

Survivors: Wife, Dorothy Green of Fort Worth; sons, Christopher Groff and his wife, Michelle, of Fort Worth, Jonathan Groff and his wife, Gaye Lynn, of Dallas, Robert Green and his wife, Kathy, of Boynton Beach, Fla., and John Green of Chicago, Ill.; daughter, Genevieve Green of Dallas; and six grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Doris J. Hamilton
GRANBURY -- Doris J. Hamilton, 62, a homemaker, died Friday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Dallas. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Doris J. Hamilton was born May 12, 1934, in Dallas.

Laurel Land Funeral Home of Dallas
Dallas, (214) 371-1336

Barbara A. Lane
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Barbara Ann Lane, 58, a homemaker, died Saturday at a Grand Prairie medical center.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bean- Massey-Burge Funeral Home. Burial: Southland Cemetery.

Barbara Lane was born Oct. 30, 1937, in Hubbard.

Survivors: Husband, Dorwin Lane; sons, Mike, Glenn and Bob Ford, all of Grand Prairie; daughters, Angie Ford of Grand Prairie and Sharon Flanagan of Arkansas; step-children, David Lane and Laura Lane of Taylor; brother, John Rogers of Grand Prairie; sister, Ina Jackson and Edna Phillips, both of Grand Prairie.

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

Patrick MacDonald
ARLINGTON -- Patrick MacDonald, 56, a Federal Aviation Administration supervisor, died at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday in Southland Memorial Park in Grand Paririe. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Southland Funeral Home.

Rev. Jim Benson will officiate.

Survivors: Mother, Kathryn MacDonald of Hurst; brother, Larry MacDonald of North Richland Hills; niece, Cynthia Epting of Fort Worth; and nephew, Scott MacDonald of Springtown.

Southland Funeral Home
Grand Prairie, (214) 262-1373

Craig W. Maddock
FORT WORTH -- Craig W. Maddock, 26, owner/operator of a freight brokerage company, died Thursday.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Officiant: Dr. Arthur H. Buhl of Westcliff United Methodist Church.

Mr. Maddock was born Dec. 31, 1969, in Fort Worth. He and his father owned and operated Maddock Transportation.

Survivors: All of Fort Worth, father, Bill Maddock; mother and stepfather, Deanna and Mark Maxwell; grandparents, Christine Schaeffer, Richard and Dorothy Maddock Bennett; and great- grandmother, Mabel Maddock.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
Elsie McAnear
JACKSBORO -- Elsie McAnear, 96, a homemaker, died Saturday at home.

Funeral: 9 a.m. today at Coker Funeral Home in Jacksboro. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery.

Elsie McAnear was born Sept. 9, 1899.

Coker Funeral Home
Jacksboro, (817) 567-3778

Mildred A.T. McKee
FORT WORTH -- Mildred Ann Torrance McKee, 83, a retired accountant, died Saturday at her daughter's Fort Worth home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday in Forest Park Lawndale in Houston. Rosary and vigil service: 7 tonight at Thompson's Harveson & Cole.

Memorials: Community Hospice of Texas, 1000 Summit Avenue, Fort Worth 76102.

Mildred Ann Torrance McKee was born March 25, 1913, in Wamego, Kan., and was a resident of Fort Worth from 1985-96, where she was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. She was a resident of Houston from 1953-62, where she was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, and a resident of Long Island, N.Y. from 1962-85.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Walter Torrance and Francis McKee.

Survivors: Son, Floyd Torrance and his wife, Carol, of Houston; daughters, Colleen Chapple and her husband, Gordon, of Brentwood, Tenn., and Ann Massengale and her husband, David, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Angela Brockman, David Massengale Jr., Terry Martin, Vicki and Steven Torrance; and six great- grandchildren.

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

Viola M. Mitchell
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Viola Mae Mitchell, 82, a retired floral designer, died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Tuesday in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation: 6 to 7 tonight at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington.

Viola Mae Mitchell was born Dec. 11, 1913, in Hood County. She was former owner of Johnny Mitchell's Flowers in Fort Worth. She was a member of Harvest Baptist Church of Watauga.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Lee Mitchell and son, Jay Lee Mitchell.

Survivors: Two daughters, Nelda Reed and Sherry Glover, both of North Richland Hills; six grandchildren, Melody Trent of Colleyville, James Reed Jr. and Laurie Cooper, both of Arlington, Mendy Bedison of Mansfield, Mike Glover of Watauga and Melissa Hardy of Alvarado; 14 great-grandchildren; two aunts; and numerous cousins.

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

Telesforo Ochoa
DECATUR -- Telesforo "Polo" Ochoa, 32, an automotive mechanic, died Sunday at a Decatur hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Tuesday in Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. today at Coker Funeral Home.

Mr. Ochoa was born Aug. 1, 1964, in Vidor.

He worked for Kemp Automotive for 11 years.

Survivors: Wife, Maria Gonzales Ochoa; daughter, Brenda Ochoa of Decatur; mother, Sedundina Sifuentes Antunes; three brothers, Augstine Ochoa of Decatur; Moises Ochoa of North Richland Hills, Rusty Ochoa of Decatur.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959

Buford H. Stewart
FORT WORTH -- Buford H. "Boots" Stewart, a retired railroad conductor, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum.

Buford Stewart was born Feb. 12, 1915, in Mountain Grove, Mo. He was a conductor for Burlington Northern Railroad, formerly Frisco Railroad. He attended school in Paola, Kan., and in Fort Worth after moving here with his family in 1927. He was an active Mason and Shriner more than 50 years. He was baptized a Baptist and attended the 1st church of Christ, Science . He was a member of the Hemphill Heights Masonic Lodge and was a Shrine Clown. He was the Grand Monarch and a life member of El Texa Grotto and a board member of the Frisco-Burlington Northern Credit Union.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Erma Brannon Stewart, and his sister, Marguerite Mahaney.

Survivors: Daughter, Jean Brannon Spencer and her husband, Jack, of Half Moon Bay, Calif.; brother, Robert E. Stewart of Fort Worth; sister, Virginia Smith of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Stephen H. Spencer of Los Angeles, Calif., Jamie Patton of San Carlos, Calif., and Jack Anthony Spencer of Half Moon Bay, Calif.; seven great-grandchildren; eight beloved nieces; and one beloved nephew.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Marylyn Taylor
HURST -- Marylyn Taylor, 63, a nurse, died Saturday at a North Richland Hills hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Northeast Church of Christ. Burial: Plainview Cemetery in Krum.

Memorials: Northeast Church of Christ, 1245 Karla, Hurst 76053.

Marylyn Taylor was born July 29, 1933, in Decatur.

She was a member of Northeast Church of Christ in Hurst. She received her degree from Baylor School of Nursing in Dallas.

She was preceded in death by husband, Richard Lee Taylor.

Survivors: Four daughters, Wilma Taylor Nunn of Azle, Annette Taylor Brooks of Arlington, Becky Taylor Brinkley of Grand Prairie, Catherine Taylor of Hurst; sister, Bette Nolen of North Richland Hills; and four grandchildren.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271

Robert A. Thielemann
BRYAN -- Robert Alan Thielemann, 30, a telecommunications manager and a member of the Bryan Police Department, died Saturday in Lake Charles, La.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan.

Robert Thielemann was born Nov. 26, 1965, in Bryan and was a resident there until the age of 6. From the age of 6 to 12, he lived in Albuquerque, N.M. He returned to Texas and attended Harwood Junior High in Bedford and graduated from Trinity High in Euless in 1984. He attended the University of Texas at Arlington, receiving a bachelor's degree in philosophy and political science. Continuing his education, Mr. Thielemann received a master's in public administration from Texas A&M in 1995.

Survivors: Wife, Cheryl Chapel Thielemann; daughter, Reagan Thielemann; parents, Ed and Nancy Thielemann of Fort Worth; sister, Kelli Thielemann of Weatherford; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Memorial Funeral Chapel
Bryan, (409) 823-8125

James R. Thomas
FORT WORTH -- James R. Thomas, 57, an ordained Assembly of God minister, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fountain of Life Church in Watauga. Burial: Greenwood Memorial park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at Greenwood Funeral Home.

The Rev. Mr. Thomas was born Aug. 30, 1939, in Dallas to Jimmie and Evelyn Thomas. He entered the ministry at the age of 16 and traveled as an evangelist early in his ministry. He had a heart for missions, ministering in Europe, with a particular interest in Jamaica. Recently he retired after 22 years as pastor of River Oaks Assembly of God Church.

He was preceded in death by his mother and a grandson, Michael.

Survivors: Wife of 36 years, Barbara Thomas; son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Cindy Thomas of Prattville, Ala.; daughter and son-in-law, Ginger and Tommy Harris of Fort Worth; father, Jimmie Thomas of Garland; brothers, Dennis Thomas of Garland and Mike Thomas of Rowlett; and grandchildren, Amanda, Jamie, Kyle and Drew.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

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

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Trinity Baptist Temple in Saginaw. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

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

Donasiano Vasquez
FORT WORTH -- Donasiano Vasquez, 86, a retired construction laborer, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Prinsepe de Paz Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. to 9 tonight at Alonzo Funeral Home. Prayer service: 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Mr. Vasquez was born May 24, 1910, in Zacatecas, Mexico.

Survivors: Sons, Juan Vasquez, Jose H. Vasquez and Arturo Vasquez; daughters, Dora Loyola, Mary Carrillo and Leticia Vasquez; brothers, Anselmo Vasquez, Lucio Vasquez and Fidel Vasquez; and 22 grandchildren.

Alonzo Funeral Home
2301 Ephriham Ave., 740-9091

Vera F. Wafer
ARLINGTON -- Vera F. Wafer, 80, a retired licensed voctional nurse, died Thursday at an Arlington hospital.

Memorial service: 1 p.m. Saturday at Lamar Baptist Church. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Memorials: American Lung Association or American Heart Association.

Vera Wafer was born Nov. 14, 1915, in Navarro County.

Survivors: Son, David T. Wafer of Mansfield; daughter, Nancy Markey of Arlington; brother, George Pope of Cedar Hill; sister, Billie Ray of Wichita Falls; and two grandchildren.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

J.E. Wakeland
WAXAHACHIE -- J.E. Wakeland, 84, a retired school superintendent, died Saturday in Waxahachie.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church of Waxahachie. Burial: Waxahachie City Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the church.

Memorials: Nash School House Restoration Fund; or First United Methodist Church of Waxahachie.

Mr. Wakeland was born Aug. 26, 1912, in Nash. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Waxahachie, where he held many positions within the church, was a member of the Fidelis Sunday School Class and active within the Methodist Men. He was a lifetime member of the Waxahachie Lions Club and recently received a 50-year attendance award and also served as the chairman of the Eyesight Conservation Committee for 13 years.

Mr. Wakeland was a founding member of the Association of Texas Professional Educators, National Retired Teachers Association and Texas School Administrators Association and various educational associations.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alonzo and Annie Wakeland; five brothers, Jack, Edward, Carl, Jim and Clifton; and a sister, Minnie Wakeland Zimmermon.

Survivors: Wife, Maurine Wakeland of Waxahachie; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Justin and Jackie Wakeland of Frisco; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Don Stark of Highland, Calif.; sisters, Myrtle Rogers of Waxahachie and Sweetie Edmundson of Nash; grandson, Mark Wakeland of Frisco; and granddaughters, Sherri Wakeland of Frisco, Susan Stark and Kelly Stark, both of Highland.

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

Georgia L. Ward
GRANBURY -- Georgia Lewis Ward, 73, a homemaker and travel agent, died Friday in Granbury.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at All Saints Episcopal Church. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery in Fort Worth.

Memorials: Fort Worth Garden Club and Cook Children's Medical Center.

Georgia Ward was born June 28, 1923, in Fort Worth. She graduated from Paschal High and attended Texas Christian University. She was a member of the Fort Worth Garden Club, Jewel Charity Ball, the Junior League of Fort Worth and River Crest Country Club.

She served as president of Cook Children's Hospital Auxiliary and the Delta Gamma Alumni Association. She was Republican precinct chairman of Westworth Village.

Mrs. Ward was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh H. Lewis, Jr., and her husband, Harry Ward.

Survivors: Daughter, Georgia Hart Scott and her husband, Alden, of Granbury; sister, Marjorie Jones and her husband, Scranton, of Fort Worth; granddaughters, Catherine Carlton of Hong Kong and Christen Scott of Granbury; nephew, T.U. Taylor III of Fort Worth; and niece, Kathy Taylor Braudway of Fort Worth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

John A. Wendel
ARLINGTON -- John Arthur Wendel, 78, a retired supervisor, died Friday in Bedford.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Rosary: 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: Alzheimers Association.

Mr. Wendel was born Jan. 12, 1918, in Saginaw, Mich.

He was a member of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church. He helped open the General Motors Plant in Arlington after moving from Michigan. He was a World War II Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Marie Wendel.

Survivors: Three daughters and sons- in-law, Pamela and Danny Newton. Shelly and Keith Barron, all of Arlington, Ruthie and Chris Anthony of Fort Worth; four grandchildren, Brittney Barron, Jessika Shores, Brock Barron, Dalton Newton, all of Arlington; and cousin, Catherine Trybulski.

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

Marjorie S. Williams
FORT WORTH -- Marjorie Spivey Williams, 89, a retired chief finance officer and civil service employee at Carswell Air Force Base, died Sunday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Burial: Saron Cemetery in Jamestown, Kan.

Marjorie Williams was born July 29, 1907, on a farm near Nash, Okla., in Indian Territory. Her parents, Leroy and Jettie Pearson Spivey, and one brother preceded her in death. She lived with her grandmother, Mrs. Franklin Jane Pearson until she died in 1917, and then with her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. B.D. French.

Marjorie was a civil service employee of the Air Force for nearly 30 years, retiring July 31, 1970. She was very active in gardening and was a member of several garden clubs. She also was the president of the Garden Club Council of Fort Worth and the first treasurer of the Fort Worth Botanic Society, Inc., for 31/2 years.

Marjorie and Eric Charles Williams were married July 23, 1925, in Sherman. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Fort Worth.

Survivors: Cousins.

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

Maia Cory Witzl
ARLINGTON -- Maia Cory Witzl, daughter of Joy and Bob Witzl of Arlington, a 1995 graduate of the Oakridge School and beginning her sophomore year at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., died Wednesday as a result of a car accident in Winston- Salem. She was 19.

Funeral: 4 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Memorials: National Conference of Christians and Jews, sponsors of Miss Witzl's most passionate volunteer involvement, Camp Anytown.

Miss Witzl was born May 13, 1977, in St. Louis, Mo. She moved to Arlington with her mother and father when she was eight. She attended the Oakridge School for 10 years and was recognized for her outstanding academic achievements, and her involvement in and commitment to numerous extracurricular activities and community volunteer organizations.

At Wake Forest, Miss Witzl was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. During her freshman year, she made the dean's list. She was also a member of the Choral Union Choir.

Survivors: Parents, Bob and Joy Witzl of Arlington; grandparents, Harry and Dorothy Witzl of St. Louis, Mo., and Bruce and Rebecca Powell of Beggs, Okla.; great-grandmother, Emma Mason "MaMa" Greenwood of Beggs; paternal aunts and uncles, Joan Witzl of St. Louis, and Ann and Steve Martin of Liberty, Mo.; maternal aunts and uncles, Violet Green and Carolyn Watson, both of Oklahoma City, Chris Powell of Houston, Shirley and Bob Thomas of St. Louis, and Cleta and Jerry Driver of Tulsa, Okla.; 11 cousins; four great-aunts; and three great-uncles. In addition, Miss Witzel is survived by her brother, Kyle Slater; her special mother, Tandy Slater; Greg Stone of Gainesville, Fla., and Robb Lawrence of Brevard, N.C., who loved her; her roommate at Wake Forest, Heather Scalf of Tallahassee, Fla.; the Oakridge family; and Wake Forest University.

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

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