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Published Sept. 13, 1996

Bernice M. Aherns
WHITE SETTLEMENT -- Bernice Marie Aherns, 72, a homemaker, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Saturday in Annetta Cemetery.

Bernice Aherns was born May 29, 1924, in New Richmond, Wis. She was a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lyle Aherns Sr.

Survivors: Sons, Charles Aherns Jr. of Oregon, Garry and Fran Aherns of Farmington, Ark., Loren and Mary Ann Aherns of Lynnwood, Wash., and Jimmie Aherns of Granbury; daughters, June and Carl Ashford of White Settlement, Bonnie Pippin of Fort Worth, Diana Kaefer of Lafitte, La., Nancy Pettis of Granbury and Cheryl Adams of Arlington; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great- grandchildren.

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

Kimberly Anderson
HURST -- Kimberly Anderson, 37, a family coordinator, died Saturday in Colleyville.

Funeral was Thursday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home.

Memorials: Organ Transplant Fund, 1102 Brookefield, Suite 202, Memphis, Tenn. 38119.

Kimberly Anderson was born Dec. 5, 1958, in Denver.

Survivors: Parents, Harry and JoDean Anderson of Euless; sisters, Cheri Woods of Hurst and Canda Way of Euless; grandparent, Bernice Holen of Holdridge, Neb.; niece, Chelsi Way of Euless; and nephew, Cory Way of Euless.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Lila Bays
JUSTIN -- Lila May Holloway Bays, 83, a retired Denton State School houseparent, died Wednesday at a Denton hospital.

Funeral: 4 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Justin. Burial: Justin Cemetery.

Memorials: Justin Cemetery.

Lila May Holloway Bays was born Aug. 4, 1913, in Milford.

Schmitz-Floyd-Anderson Funeral Home
Denton, (817) 382-2214

Diana G. Brown
FORT WORTH -- Diana Gay Brown, 48, a production artist, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

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

Diana Gay Brown was born June 22, 1948, in Fort Worth. She was a lifelong resident of Fort Worth and attended Polytechnic High School. Her love of people and sense of humor endeared her to all who had the good fortune of knowing her.

Survivors: She will be missed, but not forgotten, by her husband, Phil Brown; her sisters, Georgia Shook and Linda Wren; by her aunt, Georgia Reeves; her mother-in-law, Dorothy Brown; and her family, which includes many nieces and nephews, along with her numerous friends. She will also be missed by her beloved cats which she has enjoyed all of her life.

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

Angie C. Cantu
FORT WORTH -- Angie Chavez Cantu, 33, a waitress, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 4 p.m. Saturday in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: Family will receive friends at Angie's grandmother's house.

Angie Cantu was born Aug. 28, 1963, in Abilene.

She was a Fort Worth resident for the past 20 years and had attended North Side High School.

Survivors: Son, Sammy Chavez of Fort Worth; daughters, Felicia Chavez, Anna Cantu, Vanessa Cantu and Diana Cantu, all of Fort Worth; father, Felix L. Chavez of Abilene; three brothers; two sisters; and grandmother, Gregoria Fernandez of Fort Worth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Antonia Cantu
FORT WORTH -- Antonia Cantu, 83, a homemaker, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Rosary: 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Antonia Cantu was born June 26, 1913, in Wallisville, Texas. She was the widow of Juan Maximo Cantu. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Cantu.

Survivors: Sons, Antonio Cantu of Fort Worth and David Cantu of San Antonio; daughters, Margret Montano of Fort Worth and Blanca Garcia of San Antonio; brother, Vidal Torres of Houston; raised three grandsons, Johnny Cantu, Jimmy Cantu and Robert Cantu, all of Fort Worth; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and three great- great-grandchildren.

Mount Olivet Funeral Home
2301 N. Sylvania Ave, (817) 831-0511

Harriett A. Cleveland
FORT WORTH -- Harriett A. Cleveland, 94, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Newport Cemetery in Newport, Texas.

Memorials: Travis Avenue Baptist Church, 3401 Travis Ave., Fort Worth 76110.

Harriett A. Cleveland was born April 14, 1902, in Energy, Texas.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Peggy Cleveland; daughters and son-in-law, Loree Medley and Jewell and Freddie Thomas; brother, Staton Gardenhire; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild.

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

Donna Cumbie
FORT WORTH -- Donna Cumbie, 62, an antiques dealer, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Born April 22, 1934, Donna was a resident of Fort Worth for 26 years. She was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth, in 1971. She loved to travel and was an avid reader.

Mrs. Cumbie was valedictorian of her high school class and, as such, over the course of her lifetime, was a staunch advocate for literacy and the high ideals of education. She championed forthrightness, women's rights, and high integrity in all her affairs. A collector of fine collectible art glass, her tastes ran along eclectic but always classic lines -- in exquisite taste. As a measure of this fine lady and her very special qualities we leave these words -- unedited.

Survivors: Husband, Al Cumbie of Fort Worth; sons, Laurence Douglas Cumbie of Dallas and Clinton Elliott Cumbie of California; daughter, Lori Dawn Cumbie Holden of Wichita, Kan.; sisters, Betty and Martha, both of Columbus, Ohio; and grandchildren, Michael Neal McCarter, Holly Renee Cumbie and Ryan Evan Holden.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Joseph H. Darnell
FORT WORTH -- Joseph H. Darnell, 84, a retired Army master sergeant, died Sept. 8 at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Joseph H. Darnell was born Dec. 18, 1911, in Weatherford. He retired from the U.S. Army after 29 years. He served in World War II in the Philippine Islands and Japan. He had lived in Fort Worth the past 20 years and, after retiring from military service, he worked at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and Pecan Plantation in Granbury.

Survivors: Sons, Henry Darnell of Granbury, Neal Darnell and Richard Darnell of Victoria; daughter, Mary Walker of Fort Worth; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Shannon-TCU Funeral Chapel
3015 Merida Ave., 926-3314

Dee Dunlap
FORT WORTH -- Dee Dunlap, 33, a pharmacist, died Sept. 6 at home.

Memorial service: 5 p.m. Sunday at Metropolitan Community Church. Burial: Private. Visitation: After the service at the church.

Dee Dunlap was born July 10, 1963, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, William Edward and Francine Dunlap.

Survivors: Brother, William Edward Dunlap Jr.; and sisters, Ann Michelle Dunlap and Suzanne Marie and her husband, Clifford Engel Jr.

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

Twila C. Fuller
FORT WORTH -- Twila Cotterman Fuller, 73, a retired office supervisor, died Wednesday in Lucas, Texas.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Wedgewood Church of the Nazarene. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Twila Fuller was born July 10, 1923, in Franklin, Pa. She retired from Western & Southern Life Insurance Company in 1981 after 27 years as office supervisor. She had many years of dedicated service to our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Memorials: Wedgewood Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors: Husband, Francis M. Fuller of Fort Worth; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Janie Fuller of Keller; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Maurice McPeek of Lucas; sister, Ruth Deeter of Franklin; grandsons, Bryan M. Fuller, Scott M. Harrison and Steven M. Harrison; granddaughter, Shannon M. Harrison; and great-grandchildren, Taylor Fuller and Rebekah Harrison.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Robert W. Gillespie
FARMERS BRANCH -- Robert W. "Bob" Gillespie, 80, a salesman, died Thursday at a Carrollton hospital.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Rhoton's Funeral Home on South Broadway in Carrollton. Graveside service: 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at Rhoton Funeral Home.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Webb Chapel United Methodist Church, 2536 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas, 75234, or a charity of choice.

Robert Gillespie was born June 20, 1916, in Fort Worth. He moved to Dallas in 1980.

He was a member of Webb Chapel United Methodist Church, a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He retired from Texas Refinery Corporation after 36 years.

Survivors: Wife, Flo; sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Kaye Gillespie of Dallas and Robert W. Gillespie Jr. and Barbara of Fort Worth; stepson and daughter-in-law, Tim and Deb Berry of Leadville, Colo.; as well as seven grandchildren and many loving and kind friends.

Mount Olivet Funeral Home
2301 N. Sylvania Ave., (817) 831-0511

Louie Gilley Jr.
FORT WORTH -- Louie Gilley Jr., 58, a retired auto mechanic, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 4 p.m. today at Rosen Heights Baptist Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Louie Gilley Jr. was born April 21, 1938, in Fort Worth.

He was a member of Rosen Heights Baptist Church and had a host of friends through the automotive business. He worked for Harvey's Auto supply for more than 29 years in Hurst. He was very fond of his church family and friends.

Survivors: Wife, Patsy "Pat" Gilley of Fort Worth; aunt, Frances Ledbetter of Fort Worth; uncles, Witt Fielder of Lubbock and Roger Fielder of San Diego, Calif.; and other numerous friends and relatives.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Fay Hearn
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Fay Hearn, 93, a homemaker, died Wednesday at a Hurst nursing home.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. today at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials: Asbury United Methodist Church, 2908 Layton Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76117.

Fay Hearn was born Aug. 20, 1903, in Azle.

Survivors: Son, Lynn Hearn of Bedford; daughter, Willie Fay Nation of North Richland Hills; grandchildren, Rebecca Shilling of Bedford, Kyle Hearn of Euless and George Nation of Grand Prairie.

Mount Olivet Funeral Home
2301 N. Sylvania Ave, (817) 831-0511

Eula Heath
STEPHENVILLE -- Eula Mae Gross Heath, 86, died Thursday in Stephenville.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Lacy Funeral Home. Graveside service: 3 p.m. Saturday in Colorado City.

Eula Mae Gross Heath was born Sept. 13, 1909, in Dunn. She was married on Feb. 25, 1932, to W.D. McClure, who died Jan. 11, 1956; and on April 5, 1964, to Jesse Heath, who died Aug. 1, 1981.

She had lived in Stephenville for 35 years and was a high school secretary.

Survivors: Sister, Liela Bassham of Fort Worth; stepdaughters, Hady Blackburn of Iraan and Sallie McEntire of San Angelo; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great- great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

Lacy Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 968-2102

Kathy Helfrich
FORT WORTH -- Kathy Helfrich, 48, a claims examiner for the federal government, died Sept. 5 in Fort Worth.

Memorial service: noon Saturday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth.

Kathy Helfrich was born Aug. 28, 1948, in Indianapolis. She had worked for the government for 27 years. She was preceded in death by her son, Jonathan Helfrich, in 1991.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Robert Kilpatrick of Fort Worth; father, Stuart Ross Jones of Indianapolis; sister and brother-in-law, Colleen and Michael McBrien of Flint, Texas; nieces, Heather Adams of Flint and Emilie McBrien of Tyler; great- niece, Kelsey Helt of Tyler; and great- nephew, Griffin Smith of Flint.

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

Maybelle Hellums
FORT WORTH -- Maybelle Hellums, 85, a businesswoman and homemaker, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth nursing home.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Saturday in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials: Cook Children's Medical Center or Family Hospice, 4040 Fossil Creek, Suite 204, Fort Worth 76137.

Maybelle Hellums was born Sept. 25, 1910, in Leesburg, Texas, the daughter of Mattie Neal Reardon and Dick King Sr. She was the youngest county clerk ever installed in Camp County at the age of 13.

Maybelle was a loving, supportive wife, mother and grandmother. She will be remembered always and truly missed by family, friends and those who knew her.

Maybelle was preceded in death by her husband, Lon R. Hellums; her daughter, LexaAnn Atnip; and a brother, Dick H. King Jr.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Marvin Branch of Fort Worth; brother and sister-in-law, Pete and Blanche King of Fort Worth; sister, Alyeen Davis of Chandler; grandchildren, Christopher Cain of Oklahoma City, Okla., Shelby Cain of Fort Worth, David Atnip of Beaumont and Sherry Lanier of Fort Worth; great-grandchildren, Chandler Cain of Oklahoma City, Sarah Atnip of Beaumont, Sean Atnip of Beaumont, Cory Lanier of Fort Worth and Keri Lanier of Denton; great-great- granddaughter, Sheridan Lanier of Fort Worth; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

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

Veda B. Horton
BASTROP -- Veda Belle Horton, 87, died Thursday at a Bastrop nursing home.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Marrs- Jones-Newby Funeral Home in Bastrop. Burial: 3 p.m. in Cook-Waldenapital Parks Cemetery in Austin.

Rev. Tim Crowe will officiate.

Veda Horton was born July 21, 1909, in Brownwood to Luther and Nessie Anderson Thomas.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Thomas D. and Irene Minor of Smithville; daughter and son-in-law, Margaret M. and George Fish of Tulsa, Okla.; stepchildren, H.P. Horton Jr, Yvonne Garner and Frank Horton, all of Austin; brother, Robert A. Thomas of San Diego, Calif.; sisters, Dorothy Terzini of Scottsdale, Ariz.. and Mary Ruth Zimmerman of San Antonio; grandchildren, Kym Fish Voytavich of Tulsa, Charles Kevin Fish of Midland and Dr. Kelly Fish of Tennessee; and three great-grandchildren.

Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home
Bastrop, (512)321-2576

Carl H. Jackson
BRIDGEPORT -- Carl H. Jackson, 76, a retired General Dynamics mechanic, died Tuesday at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in West Bridgeport Cemetery.

Mr. Jackson was born April 6, 1920, in Comanche, Okla.

Survivors: Son, Carl Wayne Jackson of Bridgeport and daughter-in-law, Memory Jackson; stepson, Doug Freeman of Weatherford; brother, Henry Jackson of Atlanta, Texas, and sister-in- law, Gladys Jackson; sisters, Juanita Shawn of Fort Worth and Nellie Kirkpatrick of Houston; and nephew, Carl Kirkpatrick of California.

Hawkins Funeral Home
Bridgeport, (817) 683-2211

Charles F. James
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Charles F. James, 78, an employee of General Motors who retired in 1983, died Tuesday in Richland Hills.

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

Memorials: First United Methodist Church of Watauga.

Charles F. James was born Nov. 25, 1917, in Bicknell, Ind. He lived in North Richland Hills for 45 years. He was a member of UAW No. 276. He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Watauga.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ada James.

Survivors: Sons, Ken and wife, Pat James, of Azle, John and wife, Becky James, of Greenville, Texas, and Michael and wife, Cindy James, of Fort Worth; daughters, Vicki Watkins of North Richland Hills, Nikki and husband, Ronny McLeroy, of Fort Worth, and Terri and husband, Ricky Robinson, of North Richland Hills; brother, George James of Brighton, Mich.; sisters, Ida Mae Campbell of Caro, Mich., Violet King of Trenton, Tenn., and Betty Ward of Detroit, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

C.I. Johnson
BROWNWOOD -- C.I. Johnson, 85, retired owner and operator of Johnson's Sand & Dirt Company, died Wednesday at a Brownwood medical center.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Davis- Morris Funeral Home in Brownwood. Burial: Bangs Cemetery in Bangs.

C.I. Johnson was born Aug. 27, 1911, in Grosvenor.

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

Ira N. Kemp
DECATUR -- Ira Newton Kemp, 84, a retired farmer, died Wednesday at a Decatur hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Decatur. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at Coker Funeral Home.

Memorials: Decatur Community Hospital.

Mr. Kemp was born June 27, 1912, in Pottsville. He married Jan Conrad in Melbourne, Australia, in 1944.

Survivors: Wife, Jan of Decatur; two sons, Thomas Kemp and his wife, Evie, of Decatur, and Donald Kemp and his wife, Belinda, of Golden; two sisters, Iva English of Alba and Sue White of Mabank; and grandchildren, Kristi, Katy and Kyle Kemp.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959

Gus Kennedy
FORT WORTH -- Gus Kennedy, 92, a retired butcher for Swift & Co., died Tuesday at a local nursing center.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Williams Funeral Chapel. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight.

Gus Kennedy was born Feb. 2, 1904, in Tyler.

Survivors: Wife, Mamie Kennedy; sons, Nathaniel Quarterman, Obie Calton, Charles Tolbert, Gladis Calton and Willie McArthur; daughters, Opal Young, Bennie Mae McArthur, Lenora Talbort, Pricilla Norman, Leeta Quarterman, Vera Calton, Clemmie Calton, Willie O. Calton and Melody Calton; sisters, Bobbie Lewis and Corrine Leonard; and 50 grandchildren.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781

Cecil Lawson
AZLE -- Cecil Lawson, 75, a retired employee of the maintenance department for the city of Weatherford, died Wednesday at home.

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

Survivors: Sons, Danny Lawson of Orange, Donald Lawson of Florida, Johnny Lawson of Fort Worth and Mike Brown of Agnes; daughters, Cecilia Abernathy of Fort Worth, Kay Meadows of Birmingham, Ala., Robbye Ward of Bolingbrook, Ill., and Lena Ashford of Everman; brother, Leonard Lawson of Alabama; sisters, Agnes, Ollie Bea, Edna and Kathryn, all of Alabama; 22 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

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

David W. Lewis
FORT WORTH -- David Wayne Lewis, 5, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Burchhill Baptist Church at 2900 Burchhill Road. Burial: Mansfield Cemetery.

David Lewis was born March 21, 1991, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Father, David Lewis; mother, Harlania Saderly; brothers, Joe Tennison and Samuel Lewis; sisters, Helerena Lewis; and maternal grandmother, Marie Grice.

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

Velma MacLeod
ARLINGTON -- Velma MacLeod, 91, a retired schoolteacher, died Wednesday in Arlington.

Memorial service: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Mission Park South Funeral Home in San Antonio. Burial: Mission Burial Park South in San Antonio.

Velma MacLeod was born Nov. 25, 1904, in Lingleville. She was a lifetime member of the Church of Christ and was a career schoolteacher in the Texas public school system. She received degrees from the University of Texas and Columbia University.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C.T. MacLeod, of San Antonio.

Memorials: Medina Home for Children in Medina. 

Survivors: Sons, Edward MacLeod and his wife, Nan, of Arlington, and Charles MacLeod and his wife, Sue, of Richardson; grandchildren, Lee Ann Finch and her husband, Ron, Marcy Dale and her husband, Alan Dale, and Gayle, Anne and Charles C. MacLeod; and great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Alyssa and Spencer Finch, and Connor Dale.

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

Thomas D. Magoffin
FORT WORTH -- Thomas D. Magoffin, 83, a retired attorney, died Wednesday at a local nursing facility.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Saturday in Greenwood Memorial Park for the family. Visitation: 12 noon today until 11 a.m. Saturday.

Memorials: Young Life of Fort Worth, Search Ministries, 2509 W. Berry, Fort Worth 76109.

Thomas D. Magoffin was born June 30, 1913, in Fort Worth. He was a lifelong resident of Fort Worth and attended North Side High School and TCU and completed his education at the University of Texas Law School. He was a practicing attorney in Fort Worth from the time of his graduation until he retired at about age 70. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he was an elder.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Margaret Stubbs Magoffin.

Survivors: Son, Tom D. Magoffin II and his wife, Ann, of Fort Worth; daughter, Mary Jane Priddy and husband, Charles, of Austin; grandchildren, Melissa Magoffin and Matt Magoffin, both of Fort Worth, and Todd Priddy, Kathy Priddy and Scotty Priddy; sister, Mary Louise Sparks; and nephews and nieces.

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

Ruby A. Martin
MANSFIELD -- Ruby Abrahams Martin, 70, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Arlington.

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

Ruby Abrahams Martin was born June 7, 1926, in Princeton.

Survivors: Husband, Louie Martin of Mansfield; daughter, Lisa Martin of Longview; sister, Leona Hunn of McKinney; and several nieces and nephews.

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

James W. Moore
GRAND PRAIRIE -- James William Moore, 75, retired after 20 years in the Air Force, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Bean- Massey-Burge Funeral Home. Burial: Southland Memorial Park.

Memorials: Inglewood United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1737 S.W. Third, Grand Prairie 75051.

James William Moore was born May 16, 1921, in Rockdale.

Survivors: Wife of 50 years, Vivian; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Nancy Moore; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Everett Copeland; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

F.E. Morris
STRAWN -- F.E. "Gene" Morris, 64, retired, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Catholic Church in Strawn. Burial: Old Gordon Cemetery in Gordon, Texas. Rosary: 5:30 tonight at Edwards Funeral Home.

F.E. Morris was born March 28, 1932, in Strawn. He graduated from Strawn High School in 1950. He played baseball for the semipro team in Big Spring named the Cats. He was a veteran and sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He also played baseball in the military. He married Lynda Heatherington June 21, 1965, in Graham. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church. He lived in Strawn all his life and was active with Little League Baseball in Strawn, Gordon and Stephenville. He served on the Strawn City Council as road commissioner for several years. He was a volunteer fireman for 39 years, chief for 25 years. He was a member of the Palo Pinto County Firefighters Association, North Central Texas Firemans Association and the State Firemans and Fire Marshalls Association. He loved watching football, baseball and being involved with the fire department.

Survivors: Wife, Lynda Morris of Strawn; son, Robert Morris of Flower Mound; daughters, Leslie Crain of Gordon and Andrea Wimberly of Whitney; brothers, Johnny Morris of Strawn and Ed Morris of Abilene; sister, Vada Dixon of Strawn; and grandchildren, India, Carolyn, Lexie, Robin and Kelly.

Edwards Funeral Home
Strawn, (817) 672-5231

Jackie A. Moss
CLEBURNE -- Jackie A. Moss, 69, a retired registered nurse, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Greenacres Memorial Park in Cleburne. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: Westside Church of Christ, Shannon Bailey Fund, Cleburne 76031.

Jackie Moss was born Sept. 6, 1927, in Cleburne.

She retired from the University of Texas Student Health Center in Austin.

Survivors: Husband, Luther Jack Moss of Cleburne; sons, Mike and Sue Moss of Saginaw, Tim and Joyce Moss of DeSoto; four grandchildren; and several cousins.

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

J.W. Nichols Jr.
ARLINGTON -- J.W. "Bill" Nichols Jr., 65, a retired Vought Aircraft employee services manager, died Sept. 5 at an Arlington hospital after a two-year battle with lung cancer.

Memorial service: 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Lake Arlington Baptist Church.

Memorials: Memorial College Scholarship Fund at Lake Arlington Baptist Church, 2912 Little Road, Arlington 76016; or a charity of choice.

Bill Nichols was born May 1, 1931, in Atlanta, Texas. He was a four-sport letterman at Atlanta High School and played football at Paris Junior College and earned a BBA degree in 1953 from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was selected an outstanding student. After serving in the Army, he began a 35- year career with Chance Vought TV/ LTV Michigan Division/Vought Aircraft, retiring in 1990. He was a longtime member of Arlington's First Baptist Church and more recently of Lake Arlington Baptist Church. Mr. Nichols was the holder of a registered U.S. patent and was an avid golfer with the Arlington Senior Men's Golf Association, a private pilot and an all-around sports enthusiast. While employed at Vought, he was a member of several professional organizations and the Management and Quarter Century clubs. A loving, supportive husband and father, he will truly be missed by family, friends and those who knew him.

Survivors: Wife of 43 years, Lillie; son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Keila Nichols; daughter and son-in-law, Denise and John Kraft; daughter, Janice Graves; parents, Jewel and Mamie Nichols of Midland; brother and his wife, Jimmy and Betsey of Mabel, Minn.; brother and his wife, Ben and Donna of Midland; sister and her husband, Gwen and Charles Durrenberger of Houston; four grandsons and one granddaughter; and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in- law, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

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

Duaine L. Oleson
HURST -- Duaine L. Oleson, 61, a mill wright, died Tuesday at a local hospital.

Memorial service: 1 p.m. Saturday at White's Funeral Home. Burial: Norfolk, Neb.

Duaine L. Oleson was born July 14, 1935, in Madison County, Neb.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211

Larry Ray
EVERMAN -- Larry Ray, 55, an O&S Trucking Co. terminal manager, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Emerald Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park.

Larry Ray was born July 17, 1941, in Macon, Mo. He was a member of New Heights Baptist Church.

Survivors: Wife, Lela Ray of Everman; son, Robbie Ray of Fort Worth; daughters, Sheila Bridges of Ardmore, Okla., Darla Hebdon of Austin, Linda Brown of Fort Worth and Debbie Byrd of Crowley; mother, Mrs. Gene Ray of Macon, Mo.; sister, Karen Tuttle of Macon, Mo.; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great- grandchildren.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681

John Rogers
ARLINGTON -- John "Chuck" Rogers, 26, a bartender, died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Saturday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

John "Chuck" Rogers was born Dec. 5, 1969, in Fort Worth. He was a member of the T.G.R.A. and was a bartender at the 651 Club in Arlington.

Survivors: Mother and stepfather, Elizabeth and Tom Parker of Godley; father and stepmother, Bill and Karen Rogers of Ohio; brother, Billy Rogers of Hurst; sister, Lisa Angell of Arlington; and grandparents, John Colburn of Fort Worth and Grace and J.B. Harris of Abilene.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681

Richard A. Ryan
SANGER -- Richard Alan Ryan, 43, a lineman for General Telephone, died Tuesday at a Denton hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. today in Bolivar Cemetery in Bolivar.

Coker Funeral Home
Sanger, (817) 458-3311

Lora L. Sifford
HURST -- Lora Leona Sifford, 74, a homemaker and artist, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 12 noon Saturday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Fr. Tom Sifford will officiate. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: Fort Worth Audubon Society, 703 Eastlake Dr., Weatherford 76087, or a charity of choice.

Lora Leona Sifford was born Aug. 2, 1922, in Fort Worth. to Emil Carl Strempel and Lora Lee Gallimore. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She married J.W. Sifford on Jan. 15, 1949. She was a member of St. Vincents Episcopal Church and the Fort Worth Audobon Society.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emil Carl Strempel and Lora Lee Gallimore, and brothers, Grady Emil and William LeRoy Strempel.

Survivors: Husband, J.W. Sifford of Hurst; daughters, Patsy Ann Turner and husband, Reed, of Hurst, Marline Borman and husband, Ray, of Hurst, Carolyn Sue Hurst of Burleson, Jo Ann Begyn and husband, Emil, of Alvarado and Paula Jean Farnham and husband, Wayne, of Fort Worth; sister, Estelle Jane Shook of Hurst; half-sister, Faye Wiedenhoff of Port Arthur; grandchildren, Barry, Andy, Lora, Heidi, Leah, Todd, Carrie, Cody, Tim, Tina, Roy, Alan, and Terry; great-grandchildren, Sarah, Daniel, Aaron, Reed, Erin, Trevor, Amanda, Kaylah, Ashlea, Brittany, Stephanie and Taylor; nephew, Dub Shook; and nieces, Julia Hunt and Tracy Dennis.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Gene Sloan
WATAUGA -- Gene Sloan, 53, a machinist at the University of Texas at Arlington, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at College Hill Church of Christ. Burial: in Monroe County, Tenn. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Memorials: Cook Children's Medical Center Hematology Oncology, in care of JoAnn Sanders.

Gene Sloan was born Nov. 6, 1942, in Knoxville, Tenn. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association and was a member of the Haltom City Rifle and Pistol Club.

Survivors: Wife, Diann Sloan of Watauga; son and daughter-in-law, Patrick Eugene and Lynette Sloan of Fort Worth; son, Christopher Darrell Sloan of Watauga; stepmother, Margaret Sloan of Knoxville; brothers, Buddy Sloan, Steve Sloan, Mike Sloan and Ed Sloan, all of Knoxville; sisters, Phyllis Draiss of Brunswick, Ohio, Sue Levandoski of Medina, Ohio, and Denise Wesley of Allen and grandchildren, Michael Eugene Sloan and Aaron William Sloan, both of Fort Worth.

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

Virginia V. Strother
FORT WORTH -- Virginia Vaughan Strother, 76, an artist, died Wednesday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Monday at University Christian Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Mrs. Strother was a native of Fort Worth. In 1950 she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honors from Texas Christian University.

From 1950 to 1955, she served as director of preparatory workshop classes in art at TCU under a special program for high school and elementary students to study art, music, drama and ballet. In 1957, when sororities and fraternities came to TCU, she was named an honorary member of Kappa Delta Sorority.

From 1969 to 1975, she served as a member of the State Advisory Board of Texas Fine Arts Association in Austin.

From 1952 to 1954, she was president of the TCU Women Exes.

She was also president of the Junior Woman's Club Art Department.

From 1970 to 1972, she was president of the Fort Worth Branch of the National League of American Pen Women.

Mrs. Strother's art work has been exhibited widely in the United States, including national, regional and state exhibitions, where she received many awards. In 1973, she was an awarded recipient in a juried exhibition at the now Modern Art Museum.

In 1972 an ink drawing titled "A Rainey Day" was selected for exhibition in the XXIII Grand Prix International Art Exhibition at Deauville, France. Also in 1972, a biographical sketch and a reproduction of one of her watercolors titled "Waterfront" was published in the French magazine, La Revue Moderne Des Arts. Through the years she has received many published articles in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.' In 1984 she was featured in an article in the `Dallas Morning News.' 

She has presented many solo exhibitions and her works have been included in traveling exhibitions of Texas Fine Arts Association and Texas Watercolor Society.

Her works are in private and business collections throughout the United States and in several foreign countries.

Her biography has been included in Who's Who in American Art since 1976 and in Who's Who in American Women.

She was a member of University Christian Church, The Womans Club of Fort Worth, TCU Women Exes-Thursday group, Texas Watercolor Society- Signature Member, and Kappa Delta Sorority Alumni. She was formerly a member of Southwestern Watercolor Society, Society of Watercolor Artists, The Modern Art Museum, Kimball Art Museum, the Fort Worth branch of the National League of American Pen Women and the Texas Fine Arts Association.

Memorials: The Arthritis Foundation or the Erline and Granville T. Walker Ministerial Scholarship Fund at University Christian Church.

Survivors: Daughter, Dolores Sloan; granddaughter and adopted daughter, Karen Sloan Ferguson and her husband, Reagan; great-granddaughter, Alexandrea Ferguson; and a multitude of cherished friends and extended family.

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

Fred W. Tyler
SHERMAN -- Fred W. Tyler, 83, a retired Presbyterian minister who had served at Oakhurst Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, died Wednesday at a Sher/-man hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Grand Avenue Presbyterian Church in Sher/- man. Burial: Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at Waldo Funeral Home in Sherman.

Fred Tyler was born March 21, 1913, in Orange.

Memorials: Grand Avenue Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.

Waldo Funeral Home
Sherman, (903) 893-1101

E.P. Waldo
HALTOM CITY -- E.P. "Pat" Waldo, 79, an aircraft mechanic who retired from Bell Helicopter, died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 4 p.m. today in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

E.P. Waldo was born Jan. 25, 1917, in Silex, Ark. Mr. Waldo was also employed by Hearne Construction.

Survivors: Faithful companion, Ann Jones of Fort Worth; daughters, Gerri Iltis of Austin and Elaine Cibulka of Port Aransas; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Joe H. Wilkes
DENTON -- Joe Hayes Wilkes, 72, a retired special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, died Wednesday at a Denton hospital.

Graveside service: Noon Saturday in Fakes Cemetery in McCrory, Ark.

Memorials: Denton Nursing Center.

Joe Wilkes was born March 31, 1924, in Augusta, Ark.

Schmitz-Floyd-Anderson Funeral Home
Denton, (817) 382-2214

Gene Williams
FORT WORTH -- Gene Williams, 72, a petroleum engineer for Champlin and Shenandoah, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church. Burial. Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Memorials: First United Methodist Church Care for a Child Program.

Gene Williams was born Aug. 17, 1924. He was a graduate of Texas A&M and a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by a son, David Williams.

Survivors: Son, Robert Williams of Fort Worth; daughters, Janice Kay Johnson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brothers, Wayne Williams of Lafayette, La.; and grandchildren, Melissa Williams, Lauren Williams and Callie Johnson.

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

Homer O. Williams
COUSHATTA, La. -- Homer O. Williams, 74, died Wednesday at a hospital in Shreveport, La.

Funeral: 1 p.m. today at Rockett- Nettles Funeral Home. Burial: Wallace Cemetery.

Mr. Williams was born Feb. 18, 1922. He had lived for more than 40 years in Fort Worth, where he retired from the Postal Service in 1980. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Powell Williams. He was loved very much and will truly be missed.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Bill Miller of Bedford; son, Larry Williams of Las Vegas, Nev.; wife, Joyce Williams of Coushatta; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a loving group of friends and relatives.

Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home
Coushatta, La., (318) 932-4362

Marshall Williams
FORT WORTH -- Marshall Williams, 83, a retired school custodian, died Monday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial: Benton Hill Cemetery in Point.

Marshall Williams was born March 12, 1913, in Quitman. He was a Baptist.

Survivors: Son, Leevester Williams of Odessa; daughter, Mae Frances Collins of Fontana, Calif.; a number of grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Flossie Thomas of Everman; and several nieces and nephews.

Cozine & Tarver Funeral Home
Greenville, (903) 455-5330

Burl Woods
WHITE SETTLEMENT -- Burl Woods, 74, a retired purchasing agent, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

Burl Woods was born April 26, 1922, in Brownwood. He was a resident of White Settlement for 40 years and was retired from the Air Force.

Survivors: Wife, Geneva Woods; sons, Don Woods and Ron Woods; brothers, Weston Woods of Little Rock, Ark., Joel Woods of Mason and Curtis Woods of Throckmorton; sister, Connie Henson of Austin; and grandson, Garett Woods.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Madie M. Young
AZLE -- Madie Marie Young, 82, a gift shop sales clerk at the Holiday Inn North, died Wednesday in Azle.

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

Madie Marie Young was born July 22, 1914, in Waco. She was past chief of Eleanor Temple No. 36, Pythian Sisters of Texas.

Survivors: Son, William Cecil Young Jr.; and daughter, Raven Angela Young.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

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