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Bobby A. Abbott
RED OAK -- Bobby Arlen Abbott, 43, a plant superintendent with Quality Doors for more than 19 years, died Tuesday at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Thursday at David Clayton & Sons Funeral Home in Duncanville. Burial: Little Bethel Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Bobby Abbott was born April 16, 1953, in Angleton.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ford W. Abbott, in 1976.

Survivors: Mother, Mattie Ray Abbott of Newcastle; sisters, Dianne Santana of Red Oak, Donna Fay Abbott of Dallas, Evelyn Plunkett of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Marshaline Coward of Lake Jackson; brothers, John Abbott of Ovilla;, Edward F. Abbott of West Columbia and Leo C. Abbott of San Diego, Calif.; and 10 nephews and seven nieces.

David Clayton & Sons Funeral Home
Duncanville, (214) 298-7222

Isom C. Allison
BRECKENRIDGE -- Isom C. "Ike" Allison, 69, a retired truck driver, died Tuesday at an Abilene medical center.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Thursday in Hart Cemetery.

Isom Allison was born May 19, 1927, in Colorado City, Texas.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Morehart Mortuary
Breckenridge, (817) 559-5421

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

Funeral was Tuesday at Hall & Sons Funeral Home. Burial: Proctor Cemetery.

Memorials: Proctor Cemetery Association.

Josie Arms was born Nov. 23, 1912, in the Buffalo community, Comanche County, and was a lifelong Comanche County resident. She was a member of the Proctor Community Center and a former member of Proctor United Methodist Church. She was a Methodist.

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

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

James D. Baird

BURLESON -- James Douglas Baird, 42, owner of Baird Construction Company, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

James Baird was born Oct. 2, 1953, in Cortez, Colo. James was a Master Mason and belonged to Polytechnic Lodge No. 925. He was a lifelong resident of Fort Worth. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed hunting and fishing. His family and friends will remember him always.

Survivors: Wife, Jean Baird of Burleson; daughter, Jennifer Baird of Burleson; parents, Everett and Ann Baird of Burleson; brother, Jackie Jarvis of Burleson; sister, Connie Barbara Pennye of Burleson; granddaughter, Lauren Baird of Burleson.

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

Troy E. Beene
HALTOM CITY -- Troy E. Beene, 84, an automobile mechanic, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: noon today in Justin Cemetery.

Memorials: Christ Haven Children's Home in Keller.

Troy E. Beene was born Jan. 22, 1912, in Parker County. He had lived in the Fort Worth area for 80 years and retired from Dub Shaw Ford in 1976 after 17 years of service. He served in the Army during World War II, was a member of Tarrant Masonic Lodge No. 942, Worth Commandery No. 19 and Moslah Shrine Temple.

Survivors: Wife of 50 years, Jenna Mae Beene of Haltom City; sons and daughters-in-law, Ed and Pat Beene of Watauga and Jack and Pat Farmer of Burleson; brother, Tommy Beene of Arlington; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

Ruth F. Bergus
BEDFORD -- Ruth Fitzgerald Bergus, 83, a retired bookkeeper with Comfort Supply in Houston, died Friday at a care home in Bedford.

Memorial service was Saturday at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home in Houston. Burial: Forest Park Cemetery.

Memorials: Library Fund, Bethany Christian Church in Houston.

Ruth F. Bergus was born April 27, 1913, in Malakoff. She was a longtime Houston resident before moving to Bedford in 1990.

Survivors: Husband, George E. Bergus of Bedford; son and daughter-in- law, Michael and Glynda Bergus of Grapevine; three sisters, Wilma Karli of Bryan, Leona Peabody of Houston and Jaleene Coleman of Pompano Beach, Fla.; three grandchildren, Jeffrey Bergus of New York City, Kelly Bergus of Arlington and Clay Bergus of Dallas; and several nieces and nephews.

Forest Lawn Lauderdale Funeral Home
Houston, (713) 928-5141

John H. Blair
FORT WORTH -- John H. Blair, 69, human services director for a Veterans Administration hospital, died Monday at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. in Glenwood Cemetery in Alvarado.

Memorials: American Cancer Society or Community Hospice of Texas in Fort Worth.

John Blair was born Nov. 8, 1926, in Woodson.

He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Clan Blair Society, a Scottish organization. He taught computer classes at Tarrant County Junior College. He was past state commissioner of the Clan Blair Society.

Survivors: Mother: Texanna Walker Blair of Fort Worth; two brothers, R.L. Blair of Gladewater and L.V. Blair of Lyons; nephews, Robert W. Blair of Wills Point and Weldon Nabors of Cypress Mill; nieces, Clara Blair Bates of Longview and Debbie Blair Barker of Meridian; and aunt, Lillian Kiser of Alburn, Calif.

Clayton Kay Funeral Home
Alvarado, (817) 783-3062

Linda G. Brister
FORT WORTH -- Linda Gay Brister, 53, a lounge owner, died Sunday at a local hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Thursday in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

Linda Brister was born May 26, 1943, in Fort Worth. She was a lifelong resident of Fort Worth and was a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie W. Brister Sr., and her father, Jasper W. Parker.

Survivors: Sons, Ronnie Brister Jr., Robert Brister and Gary Brister, all of Fort Worth; daughter, Glendola Myers of North Carolina; mother, Vergie Parker of Granbury; brothers, Eugene Parker of Mansfield, Steve Parker of Fort Worth and Jasper W. Parker Jr. of Granbury; sisters, Helen Killingsworth of Newark and Dorothy Rogers, Glenda Allcock and Verna Neal, all of Fort Worth; and nine grandchildren.

The Memorial Chapel
1207 S. Cherry Lane, 246-4988

Gladys H. Brown
RHOME -- Gladys H. Brown, 80, a homemaker, died Sunday in Decatur.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. today in Pope Cemetery.

Gladys Brown was born July 31, 1916, in Novice.

She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors: Niece, Randi Stewart of Fort Worth.

Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home
Boyd, (817) 433-5310

Vernon M. Burdick Jr.

ARLINGTON -- Vernon M. Burdick Jr., 58, who worked with various Dallas collection agencies, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Moore Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Burdick was born Feb. 23, 1938, in Fort Worth. He was a former resident of Dallas, where he attended Woodrow Wilson High School and graduated from Samuell High School. He moved to Arlington in 1993.

He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon M. Burdick Sr., in 1995.

Survivors: Mother, Ina Burdick of Arlington; aunts, Tama and Marie Porter, both of Waco, Delia Gee of Euless and Annie May "Sis" Wolff of Burleson; uncle, James Howard Porter of Waco; and numerous cousins and friends.

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

Karen A. Carrillo
FORT WORTH -- Karen Annette Carrillo, a newborn, died Sunday at a local hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. today in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Karen Carrillo was born Sept. 8 in Fort Worth.

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

James G. Clements

AZLE -- James Gordon Clements, 84, a retired master plumber and owner of Clements Plumbing in Cleburne, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at White's Funeral Home in Azle.

James Clements was born July 8, 1912, in Blum. He retired from the FWISD as a plumber in the maintenance department in 1972. He was an Azle resident for the last 12 years and was formerly of Cleburne, where he owned and operated Clements Plumbing as a Master Plumber.

He was preceded in death by his youngest grandson, Lance Temple Masters, in 1992.

Memorials: Glaucoma Foundation or the American Heart Association.

Survivors: Wife of 48 years, Evelyn Clements of Azle; daughters, Gwynne Lee of Fort Worth, Irene Masters of Hattiesburg, Miss., and Lana Britt and Adrian Clements, both of Azle; brother, Jim Clements of Weatherford; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211

Betty A. Cook
FORT WORTH -- Betty Argene Cook, retired from the real estate business, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Burial: Green Acres Cemetery in Cleburne.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Fort Worth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Cook, and three sons, Walter Don Cook, Jack Cook and Billy Cook.

Survivors: Son, Dan Cook of Mesquite; three daughters, Mary Jo Woodward, Betty Teague and Barbara Tanner, all of Fort Worth; sister, Lena Hayward of Fort Worth; 18 grandchildren; 25 great- grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild.

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

James M. Corbin
ARLINGTON -- James M. Corbin, 75, a retired Army master sergeant, died Sunday in Arlington.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Arlington. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at Arlington Funeral Home.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Master Sgt. James M. Corbin was born Nov. 12, 1920, in Greenwood, S.C. He had lived in Arlington since 1988 and was a former resident of Maryland. He had been retired from the Army for more than 26 years and had spent 17 years in civil service. He was a member of NARFE, NAUS and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Survivors: Wife, Ina Corbin of Arlington; sons, Mike Michael Corbin of Havre de Grace, Md., Jimmy E. Corbin and George A. Corbin, both of Arlington, and Dennis E. Corbin of Havre de Grace; brothers, Marion S. Corbin of Starke, Fla., and Franklin Corbin of Centerville, Va.; and three grandchildren.

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

James R. Embry
WEATHERFORD -- James Royce Embry, 54, a team leader for General Motors who had retired after 31 years, died Monday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Central Christian Church. Burial: Memory Gardens.

James Embry was born June 22, 1942, in Fullerton, Calif.

Survivors: Wife, Elizabeth Embry of Weatherford; son, Steven Embry of Weatherford; daughters, Lisa Martin and Keri Fleming, both of Weatherford; mother, Jewell Embry of Weatherford; brother, Rodney Embry of Weatherford; sister, Leah Ann Embry of Dallas; and two grandchildren.

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

Bernice V. Faulk
FORT WORTH -- Bernice Viola Faulk, 61, a licensed vocational nurse at Huguley Memorial Hospital, died Sunday at home.

Funeral: Private services Thursday.

Bernice Faulk was born Aug. 6, 1935, in Baltimore, Md.

She attended Mount Olive Baptist Church.

Survivors: Sons, Tyrone A. Stewart of Cincinnati, and Leroy W. Stewart and Leonard Stewart, both of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Tyrone A. Stewart of Cincinnati and Ashley Nicole of Pullman, Wash.; and a host of other relatives and good friends.

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

Alan T. Folkens
BURLESON -- Alan Theodore Folkens, 59, a clinical microbiologist for Alcon Laboratories, Inc., died Monday at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral: Following cremation, arrangements to be made at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dow City, Iowa.

Memorials: M.D. Anderson.

Dr. Folkens was born Oct. 26, 1936, in Graceville, Minn., and was reared on a farm. He served as a medical laboratory technician in the Air Force and was a Korean War veteran. He received a B.A. degree in general science from the University of Omaha and completed a medical technology internship at St. Catherine's School of Medical Technology in Omaha, Neb., in 1962. While working in Omaha, he entered graduate school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. degree in microbiology from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine in 1971.

Career positions included: Director of the Center for Health Professions, Illinois State University, Normal, Ill.; chief clinical microbiologist, Peoria-Tazewell Pathology Group, Peoria, Ill.; laboratory director, Delta Medical Center and Mississippi Firefighters' Burn Center, Greenville, Miss.; and clinical microbiologist, Alcon Laboratories, Inc., Fort Worth (since 1985). Adjunct teaching positions were held at Illinois State University; University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria; East Tennessee State University, Johnson City; University of Mississippi, Jackson; and University of North Texas, Denton.

Dr. Folkens was a diplomate in medical and public health microbiology (American Board of Medical Microbiology). He held certifications by the American Society for Clinical Pathology and the American Academy of Microbiology, and he was listed in several Marquis Who's Who publications. Of his career achievements, he was proudest of his role in providing optimal medical care to patients and in teaching medical and allied health students. Dr. Folkens was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the American Legion.

Dr. Folkens was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Gerard; two brothers; and three nephews.

Survivors: Wife, Pearl June Folkens of Burleson aguna Park; two sons, Eric M. Folkens of Grand Prairie and Lee A. Folkens of Normal; two daughters, Kimberly Anderson of Ballwin, Mo., and Shannon Tobin of Normal, eight grandchildren; three brothers, Floyd of St. Cloud, Minn., and John and Roy of Clinton, Minn.; nephews and nieces; mother-in-law, Pearl Muff Putnam of Dow City, Iowa; and several sisters-
and brothers-in-law.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

Evelyn Garcia
FORT WORTH -- Evelyn Garcia, 78, a homemaker, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: Private.

Evelyn Garcia was born Jan. 1, 1918, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Two sisters.

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

Maxwell Goodman

FORT WORTH -- Maxwell Goodman, retired chairman of the board of Goodman and Associates Inc., died Monday in Fort Worth. He was 83 on Monday.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at All Saints Episcopal Church. Officiating: the Rev. Gayland Pool. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum.

Pallbearers will be E. Ralph Carr, Charles A. Ringler, L.F. Curley Broyles, James A. Ecker, Jerry A. Blaschke and Walter Echols. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Moslah Shrine Patrol, members of the Royal Order of Jesters and Don W. Spaulding.

Memorials: Maxwell Goodman Memorial Parkinson's Fund, City View Care Center, 5801 Bryant Irvin Road, Fort Worth 76132.

Maxwell Goodman, retired chairman of the board of Goodman and Associates Inc., Fort Worth's oldest advertising and public relations agency, died Sept. 9, 1996, of Parkinson's disease at a local assisted living center.

Mr. Goodman was well respected as the "dean of Fort Worth advertising executives." During his tenure at the helm of his agency, he handled some of Fort Worth's most prestigious accounts, including First National Bank of Fort Worth, Abilene Bankshares, Mrs Baird's Bread, Texas Electric Service Co., Tandy Leather Co., Radio Shack, Hickok Belt Co., The Fort Worth Club, Ridgmar Mall, American Handicrafts, Haltom's Jewelers and Buddie's Super Markets.

Born Sept. 9, 1913, in Morgan Mill, Mr. Goodman graduated from Polytechnic High School and attended Texas Christian University, where he majored in commercial art and advertising while working his way through college as an illustrator for Monnig's Department Store.

He was preceded in death earlier this year by his wife of some 52 years, Wilby Lingo Goodman, a former Casa Manana dancer and local dance instructor.

During World War II, Mr. Goodman served in the Army in a public relations capacity for the special services division based in California, producing USO shows for American servicemen.

Following military service, Mr. Goodman served as advertising and marketing director for the Brown-Duncan Department Store in Tulsa, Okla., before returning to Fort Worth to become manager of the Roland Broiles Advertising and Public Relations Agency, which he later purchased.

Mr. Goodman served as president of the Fort Worth Crippled Children's Society and president of the Downtown Optimist Club of Fort Worth. He was responsible for the Optimist Club getting into the Christmas tree business before holiday seasons, a tradition that continues.

He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Moslah Temple Shrine Patrol, entertainment chairman of the Moslah Temple Shrine, a member of the Royal Order of the Jesters and a founding member and trustee of the Davey O'Brien Charitable Trust and Annual Quarterback Award at The Fort Worth Club.

He was a member of the Fort Worth Club, Ridglea Country Club, the Petroleum Club and All Saints Episcopal Church. He was a long-standing member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies and the Southwestern Association of Advertising Agencies, and was a recipient of the Fort Worth Advertising Club's prestigious Silver Medal Award.

Survivors: His son and business partner, Gerry M. Goodman and daughter- in-law, Margi Goodman of Fort Worth; a daughter, Marylyn L. Lane and son-in- law, Lionel Lane of Weatherford; brother, Douglas Goodman and sister-in-law, Mary Ann Goodman; three grandsons, Chad Newman and Kyle Newman, both of Little Rock, Ark., and Trey Freeze of New York City; brother-in-law, Malcomb Lingo; nephews, Randy and Mike Lingo; and a niece, Tisha Tennant Moore of Fort Worth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Robin Griffin
FORT WORTH -- Robin Griffin, 71, a retired Navy chief, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Memorial service: To be held later. Burial: at sea.

Mr. Griffin was born March 26, 1925, in Floydada.

Survivors: Son, Ed Griffin; brother, Dale Griffin; sisters, Maxine Schuler and Edna McMurray; and three grandchildren.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

Gloria A.S. Hamm

BURLESON -- Gloria Ann Schreiner Hamm, 61, a retired licensed vocational nurse, died Monday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Gloria Ann Schreiner Hamm was born Feb. 19, 1935, in Lakeview. She had lived in Burleson for 20 years and was a member of Burleson Church of Christ. She enjoyed golf and cooking.

Survivors: Husband, Johnnie M. Hamm of Burleson; sons, Rodney Keith McCoy of Austin and Randy Marcus Lawdermilk of Dallas; daughters, Ethel Lynn McCoy of Burleson and Cindy Elaine McCoy and Kimberly Dawn Wagner, both of Fort Worth; stepson, Johnny L. Hamm of Burleson; mother, Mildred Schreiner of Burleson; brothers, Alfred Schreiner, Milton Boyd Schreiner, Willard Brackston Schreiner and Walter Mark Schreiner, all of Burleson; sister, Iris Ilene Schreiner of Whitney; and 14 grandchildren.

Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson
Burleson, 295-5211

Gordon Hickey
ARLINGTON -- Gordon Hickey, 46, a U.S. Postal Service clerk, died Tuesday at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral: Private.

Gordon Hickey was born June 21, 1950. He was a captain in the Marine Corps.

Survivors: Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon O. Hickey of Gainesville; and brothers, William E. Hickey and Timothy C. Hickey, both of California.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
Irene C. Johnson
ARLINGTON -- Irene C. Johnson, 86, an aerospace industry electronics technician, died Sunday in Arlington.

Graveside service: Was Tuesday in Moore Memorial Gardens.

Irene C. Johnson was born March 14, 1910, in Topeka, Kan.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean Masner, and her husband, Fred H. Johnson.

Survivors: Sons, Dale Johnson and Lloyd Johnson, both of Arlington, Bob Emery of Houston and Marvin Emery of Corpus Christi; daughter, Phyllis Mc/- Knight of Jacksonville; sister, Madeline Brown of San Diego, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division St., 548-1791
Charles L. Johnson Sr.
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Charles Leon Johnson Sr., 60, an optician, died Sunday at a Grand Prairie medical center.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. today in Southland Memorial Park.

Charles Johnson Sr. was born April 29, 1936, in Marshall.

Survivors: Wife, Norma Johnson; sons, Chuck Johnson and Jimmy Johnson; brothers, Homer Johnson and Fred Johnson; mother-in-law, Georgia Kozuch; and numerous other relatives.

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

Manuel Lang
HURST -- Manuel Lang, 93, a retired oil industry employee, died Monday at a Bedford hospital.

Funeral: 3 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Euless. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Manuel Lang was born July 12, 1903, in Bryan.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Euless and a Mason. He retired from Amoco Corporation after 40 years.

Survivors: Wife, Alma Ruth Lang of Hurst; daughter, Shirley Thomas of Hurst; and grandchildren, Lang Thomas and Michael Thomas of Hurst.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271

Carl Larson
PALUXY -- Carl Larson, 86, a retired construction worker, died Tuesday at a Granbury hospital.

Graveside service: 10:30 a.m. today in Rock Church Cemetery in Paluxy.

Carl Larson was born Dec. 29, 1909, in Anoka, Minn. He lived in the Paluxy area for 24 years. He was an avid fisherman.

Survivors: Friends, Mrs. C.A. Robinson and Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Jones, all of Paluxy; and other neighbors and friends.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
Howard Maddox

FORT WORTH -- Howard "Rayford" Maddox, 65, a Texas Steel welder for 21 years and a club owner for 16 years, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday at New Light Baptist Church, 3872 Waldorf St. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 6 to 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Howard Maddox was born Dec. 19, 1930, in Henderson.

He was a member of New Light Baptist Church and the Maddox Booster Club.

Survivors: Wife of 37 years, Mary Evans Maddox; sons, Howard Dwight Maddox and Rayford Lynn Maddox; daughters, Belinda Maddox Allen and Carla Evans, all of Fort Worth; brothers, Billy Ray Maddox, Calvin Maddox and Joe Maddox, all of Fort Worth, and James Maddox of Dallas; sisters, Gladys Holloway and Shirley Bagley, both of Fort Worth, Norma Jean Miller of Henderson and Lillie Dell Fisher of Los Angeles, Calif.; stepson, Terry Rochon; stepdaughter, Sherry Rochon; half- brother, Adolphus Maddox; and 14 grandchildren.

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

Grace E.L. Murray
FORT WORTH -- Grace Emily Lee Murray, 101, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth care center.

Graveside service: 4 p.m. today in Greenwood Memorial Park, next to her husband, Atha Scott Murray, who died in 1950. Visitation: at her son's home after the service. Rev. Ken Horton will officiate.

Memorials: charity of choice.

Grace Emily Lee Murray died Tuesday, Sept. 10, after celebrating her birthday Sunday, Sept. 1. She was retired as a homemaker and deservedly so. She was a native of Libertyville, Ill., and was a longtime Fort Worth resident. She was a member of Central Christian Church.

Survivors: Son, James L. "Jim" Murray and his wife, Suzie, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Kathleen Murray Dodd and her husband, John, of Nashville, Tenn.; great-granddaughter, Joy Dodd; and several nieces and nephews.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233

Olee Painter
ARLINGTON -- Olee "Ola" Painter, 93, a retired cashier, died Tuesday at an Arlington hospital.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. today in Emerald Hills Memorial Park.

Olee Painter was born April 14, 1903, in Ozark, Ark. She was a member of Eastern Star Lodge in Everman, the Rebekah Lodge in Grand Prairie and the Ladies Auxiliary in Grand Prairie.

Survivors: Daughters, Sara Kinsey of Grand Prairie and Rena Durgan of Honolulu, Hawaii; three brothers; three sisters; eight grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; and six great-great- grandchildren.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681

Adaline C. Petta
FORT WORTH -- Adaline C. Petta, 87, a homemaker and restaurateur, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Andrews Catholic Church. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Vigil: 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Adaline Petta was born July 13, 1909, in Fort Worth. She was a lifelong resident of Fort Worth and was a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church, the Circle Club at the church, the Golden Age Club of St. Andrews and Amita Club.

She was preceded in death by her father, Victor Petta Sr., her mother, Anna Loicano Petta, and her husband, Victor George Petta.

Survivors: Daughter, Barbara Petta Doop; brother, Victor Petta Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister, Lena Louise Zottarelli of San Antonio; grandchildren, Ray, Glen and Chris Petta; and six great- grandchildren.

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

George M. Rice
LONGVIEW -- George Michael "Mike" Rice, 44, died Monday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau, Okla. Officiating: the Rev. Jim Cook. Burial: Oakland Cemetery. Pallbearers: Heath Baldwin, Jerry Rice, Dale Smith, Steve Stone, David Pearce, Bob Smith and Bill Rice. Honorary pallbearers: Orville Smith, Willa Pearce and Kenny Holzhammer.

Memorials: Salvation Army, Fort Worth.

Mike was born May 14, 1952, in Poteau, son of Martha Baldwin and George Rice Jr. He attended Boswell High School in Saginaw and Tarrant County Junior College. He was a truck driver by trade and was an avid Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys fan.

He proudly served in the Navy during the Vietnam era and was a member of the VFW and the Salvation Army of Fort Worth. Mike was a member of First Baptist Church of Saginaw.

His sister, Cynthia G. Rice, preceded him in death March 13, 1988.

Survivors: Parents, George Jr. and Martha Rice of Longview; sister, Dr. Treva K. Rice of St. Louis, Mo.; niece, Cynthia Rice of Fort Worth; and a host of other family members and loved ones.

Hart Funeral Home
Tahlequah, Okla., (918) 456-8823

Frances K. Roland
SANSOM PARK -- Frances Kidd Roland, 67, a retired retail clerk, died Monday in Sansom Park.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Northwest Church of Christ. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Frances Roland was born Jan. 30, 1929, in Waco. She was a member of Northwest Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd Parnell Roland, in August 1988.

Survivors: Daughters, Judy Kay Seaberry and son-in-law, Mike, of Saginaw, and Peggy Mills and son-in-law, Randy, of Fort Worth; brothers, Windell Kidd of Singleton, Robert E. Ewing and Lenord Ewing, both of New Braunfels; sisters, Peggy Marie Ewing and Sheila Morrison, both of Houston; grandchildren, Frieda McMillin of Azle, April Akin of Bedford, Misty Farr of Azle, Corie Mills of Fort Worth; and great-grandchildren, Cheyenne McMillin and Jessie McMillin, both of Azle.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Dorothy J. Schultz
GLEN ROSE -- Dorothy Jo Schultz, 54, a homemaker, died Monday at a Glen Rose medical center.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Squaw Creek Cemetery in Rainbow.

Dorothy Schultz was born Dec. 12, 1941, in De Kalb. She was a Glen Rose resident for the past 13 years.

Survivors: Parents, Joe and Anabel Ellis of Glen Rose; sisters, Esther Phillips of Mesquite and Frances Schultz of Glen Rose; one niece; and six nephews.

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

L.B. Sedberry
WEATHERFORD -- L.B. Sedberry, 82, an aircraft foreman who retired from LTV after 35 years, died Sunday in Johnson City.

Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Graveside service: Noon Thursday in Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Sherman. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

L.B. Sedberry was born Oct. 5, 1913, in Texas.

Survivors: Wife, Mary Rose Sedberry; son, Brian Sedberry; stepson, Dennis Williams; stepdaughters, Judy Robinson and Barbara Vogl; brother, Bill Sedberry; sisters, Mable Carson, Mildred Gist and Mary Frances Gillham; and 10 grandchildren.

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

Flora A. Selby
BURLESON -- Flora Alene Whitfield Selby, 75, a nurse's aide who retired after 25 years, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Graveside service: 4 p.m. in Dresden Cemetery.

Flora Selby was born Feb. 3, 1921, in Birmingham, Ala., to Charles Jackson and Sarah Whitfield. She was married to Rufus Wayne Selby on Dec. 24, 1941. She was a nurse's aide for 25 years at Watson's Memorial Nursing Center. She lived in Fort Worth 38 years. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Jackson and Sarah Jane Ledbetter Whitfield, and sisters, Marjorie Hall and Edna Graham.

Survivors: Husband, Rufus Wayne Selby of Burleson; sons and daughters- in-law, Ronald and Sharon Selby of Burleson, Jack and Patsy Selby of Joshua, Steve and Gloria Selby and Bobby and Karen Selby, all of Burleson, and Sterling and Maxine Selby and Melvin Selby, all of Springtown; daughter and son-in- law, Helen Sue and Jimmy Forbes of McAlester, Okla.; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and special caregivers, Sharon and Julie Selby.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Dorothy F. Shear

FORT WORTH -- Dorothy F. Shear, 84, a retired longtime Texas Employment Commission interviewer, died Sunday at a local medical center.

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. today at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: Food Pantry at St. Andrew Catholic Church.

Dorothy F. Shear was born Jan. 27, 1912, in Fort Worth. She was a lifelong resident of Fort Worth. She married James W. Shear on April 29, 1933. He preceded her in death. Dorothy was an accomplished artist and an avid rock collector. She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church and was an ardent supporter of its food pantry.

Survivors: Sons and daughter-in-law, James and Gail Shear of Houston, and William Shear of Pulaski, Tenn.; brother- in-law and sister-in-law, John and Marie Shear; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

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

Funeral: Was held Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum.

Memorials: Moslah Temple Fund for the Shriners Children's Hospital, 1100 Henderson St., Fort Worth 76102; Alzheimer's Association; or a charity of choice.

Buford H. "Boots" 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 First Church of Christ, Scientist. He was a member of the Hemphill Heights Masonic Lodge and was a Shrine clown. He was the 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; seven great-grandchildren; eight beloved nieces; and one beloved nephew.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Jessie P. Stipe

HALTOM CITY -- Jessie P. Stipe, 69, a retired supervisor and lead person for Siecor, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Jessie Stipe was born Aug. 31, 1927, in Wapanucka, Okla.

Survivors: Husband, J.T. Stipe of Haltom City; son, Jimmy R. Layland of Euless; daughters, Melba Withers of Denton, Thelma Kromer of Keller and Betty Dowlearn of San Antonio; brothers, Joe Stamps of Wapanucka, Okla., Preston Stamps of Sapulpa, Okla., and Lewis Stewart of San Antonio; sisters, Bess Lockhart, Mable Clements and Bonnie Hobbie, all of Wapanucka; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

Patsy M. Townsend
RICHLAND HILLS -- Patsy Marie Townsend, 69, a homemaker, died Monday at a Bedford hospital.

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

Patsy Townsend was born Aug. 28, 1927, in Fort Worth.

She was preceded in death by a son, James "Jim" Townsend II, in 1995.

Survivors: Husband, James R. Townsend of Richland Hills; son and daughter-in-law, Ronny and Pam Townsend of West Fork, Ark.; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Ernest Wright of North Richland Hills; brothers, Jack Watkins of Burleson and Charles Watkins of Fort Worth; sisters, Betty Hagler of North Richland Hills, Natalie Flanagan of Fort Worth, Gwen Turner of Hurst, Shirley Lindley of Fort Worth and Sandra Roberts of Burleson; and grandchildren, Isaac C. Townsend and Shelly and Christy Wright.

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

Ascension M. Vega
DALLAS -- Ascension Montoya Vega, 91, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Dallas.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Ascension Vega was born May 25, 1905, in Seguin.

Survivors: Sons, Mike Vega of Dallas and Santos Vega Jr. of Fort Worth; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

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