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Published Sept. 16, 1996

Chad Barton
HALTOM CITY -- Chad Barton, 12, a student, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. today at University Park Church, 1700 Rogers Road, Fort Worth. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Chad Barton was born Feb. 12, 1984, in Minot, N.D. He attended Haltom Middle School, where he was an honor roll student. He was active in baseball and football. He was a member of University Park Church.

Survivors: Mother and stepfather, Patti and George Selby of Haltom City, and father and stepmother, Russell and Joanie Barton of Kennewick, Wash.; brother, Clint Barton of Haltom City; stepsister, Tiffany Selby of Longview; grandparents, Dick Cawley of Bartlesville, Okla., Jo Cawley of Stillwater, Okla., and Richard and Rilla Barton of Stillwater, Okla.; great-grandmother, Lucia Barton of Stillwater, Okla.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Dorothy E. Chandler
ARLINGTON -- Dorothy Elizabeth "Billie" Chandler, 78, a retired legal secretary for the federal government, died Saturday at home.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Wednesday in Mansfield Cemetery.

Memorials: Operation Kindness, 1029 Trend Drive, Carrollton 75006 or the Rev. Michael Gould Maryknoll Fathers Mission in Bolivia in care of 4103 Shady Valley Drive Arlington 76013.

Dorothy Chandler was born Oct. 31, 1917, in Montreal, Canada.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Chandler and received her formal education in Canada. She moved to the United States in 1941 and resided in the Richmond, Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Va., areas. In 1991, she relocated from Virginia Beach to Arlington to be with her brother, where she resided until the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Chandler, and her brother M.L. "Chan" Chandler on July 12, 1995.

Survivors: Niece and family, Tanis Chandler Garrett, Coy E. Garrett of Arlington, Shana Lynn Garrett of Dallas.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555

Joe R. Contreras
ABILENE -- Joe Robert Contreras, 42, died Thursday at an Abilene hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Elliott- Hamil Funeral Home. Burial: Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery. Officiating: Bob Miller.

Joe Contreras was born in Abilene, where he graduated from high school. He had worked for Garcia & Company for the past three years. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors: Daughter, Amanda Con/- treras of Burleson; father, Simon Contreras of Louisiana; stepfather, Felix Ojeda of Fort Worth; brother, Alfred Contreras of Fort Worth; sisters, Mary Gonzales, Sulema Dominguez, Ramona Valdez, Clara Contreras and Rosie Mejia, all of Fort Worth, and Carmen Long of Albilene, Dolores Maldonado of Maryland and Ortencia Trevino of Pasadena; 24 nieces and nephews; and many aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him greatly.

Elliott-Hamil Funeral Homes
Abilene, (915) 677-4355

Johnny Dickinson
DALLAS -- Johnny Dickinson, 32, a carpet cleaner, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Mausoleum.

Johnny Dickinson was born Feb. 17, 1964, in Hot Springs, Ark. There are not enough tears to cry to give our brother his last goodbye.

Survivors: Father, Richard Dickinson of Iowa; brother, Larry Dickinson of Berwyn, Ill.; sisters, Sarah Loy of Dallas, Debbie Duncan of Springhill, Fla. and Sandra Litton of Cimarron, Kan.; nephew, Michael Loy of Dallas; and niece, Stephanie Loy of Dallas.

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

A. E. Emmett
FORT WORTH -- A.E. "Ed" Emmett, 77, a retired mechanical engineer, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Travis Avenue Baptist Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Dr. Michael Dean, Pastor of Travis Avenue Baptist Church will officiate. Dr. Robert E. Naylor and Dr. James Coggin, both former pastors will assist.

Memorials: Travis Avenue Baptist Church.

Mr. Emmett was born Jan. 1, 1919, in Stephenville.

He was chief engineer with Lone Star Gas for many years and was a veteran of World War II.

He attended Stephenville High School from 1933 to 1937 and John Tarleton Agricultural College from 1938 to 1940, where he was active in the ROTC as a major and commander of Honorary Company. He graduated from Texas A&M class of 1949 in mechanical engineering.

He was in the engineering division of Lone Star Gas Company from 1949 to 1984. Prior to that he worked for Texas Ice and Refrigerating Company of Fort Worth, working in installation and maintenance, and John Tarleton Agricultural College in Stephenville, doing carpentry work.

Mr. Emmett served in the Army Infantry during World War II, attaining the rank of Captain and seeing service in Africa, Italy and France. He had been a member of Travis Avenue Baptist Church since 1949. He served as director of several Sunday school and training departments, most recently as director of the welcome committee. An active deacon, he was a member of properties committtee, building committee and others through the years. He worked tirelesssly on the planning and building of the new sancturary.

Mr. Emmett served 16 years on the board of trustees for Decatur Baptist Collge, which was later moved and renamed Dallas Baptist University. He married the former Louise Skiles on June 14, 1945.

Pallbearers: Arnold Skiles of Amarillo, Dag Azam of Denver City, Harold Skiles of Weatherford, Danny Bodeker of Houston, Richard Cook of Stephenville, Charles Harris of Stephenville, Steve Giles of Austin.

Honorary pallbearers: Travis Avenue Baptist Church deacons.

Survivors: Wife, Louise Emmett of Fort Worth; two sisters, Evelyn Williams, Martha Harris, both of Stephenville; four nieces, Glenna Bodikin of Houston, Marilyn Hallford of Las Cruces, N.M., Vickie Cook of Stephenville, Lori Gilles of Austin; and nephew, Charles Harris of Stephenville.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Elizabeth Garrison
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Elizabeth Garrison, 94, a homemaker, died Sunday at a Granbury nursing home.

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

Memorials: American Heart Association.

Elizabeth Garrison was born Aug. 19, 1902, in Wylie.

Survivors: Sons, L.B. Garrison of Granbury, James L. Garrison of Gilmer and Donald L. Garrison of Columbia, S.C.; daughter, Rae Jean Reed of Grand Prairie; sister, Mary Green of Hope, Ark.; 16 grandchildren; 24 great- grandchildren; and seven great-great- grandchildren.

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

Elender L. Graves
FORT WORTH -- Elender "Ellie" L. Graves, 64, a homemaker, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Elender Graves was born March 12, 1932, in Quanah.

She departed this life Saturday at home after a short illness with cancer. Ellie was a member of Benbrook Baptist Church, Ladies Oriental Shrine and Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 702. She was an avid bowler and league secretary for many years and was inducted into the Fort Worth Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 1994. She was loved and will be missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. George E. Johnson and brother, Clifford E. Johnson.

Survivors: Husband, Arthur J. Graves of Fort Worth; daughter, Debra Cox of Fort Worth; brother, Charles Johnson of Fort Worth; two sisters, Margaret Lewis of Fort Worth, Carolyn Everitt of Joshua; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Nola F. Greenfield
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Nola Flowers Greenfield, 82, a homemaker, died Saturday at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bean- Massey-Burge Chapel. Burial: Southland Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: American Heart Association.

Nola Flowers Greenfield was born April 20, 1914, in Cisco, Okla.

Survivors: Two daughters, Madeline Carol Greenfield-Huddleston of Dansville, N.Y., and Retta Gene Greenfield- Shaw of Lone Oak; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four sisters.

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

John Greenlee
IRVING -- John Greenlee, 33, owner of a travel agency, died Saturday in Irving.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Arlington Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

John Greenlee was born Aug. 22, 1963, in Fort Worth. He was a longtime resident of Arlington and a graduate of Arlington High School. He attended Texas A&M. He was the owner of Access Travel and a member of Fielder Road Baptist Church. He had lived in Pampa six years.

Survivors: Parents, Dr. and Mrs. Howard Greenlee of Arlington; sister and brother-in-law, Alicia and Scott Wilder of Dallas; and several aunts, uncles and many friends.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791

Mary L. Harrington
EULESS -- Mary Louise Harrington, 80, a homemaker, died Saturday at a North Richland Hills hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at J.E. Foust and Son Memorial Chapel. Burial: Parker Memorial Cemetery in Grapevine.

Mary Harrington was born June 28, 1916, in Coppell.

She was a lifelong resident of Tarrant County. She was a resident of Boulevard Manor Care Center in Richland Hills. She was a member of Pipeline Church of Christ. She was dearly loved by her family members and friends.

Survivors: Two brothers, R.G. Harrington, of Raymondville, W.W. Harrington of Euless; four sisters, Winna H. Hokett of Petty, Dorothy H. Smith of Irving, Georgianna Smith of Santa Cruz of Calif., E. Belle Sparger of Grandview; and a host of nieces and nephews.

J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Directors
Grapevine, 481-2525

James R. Hubbard
FORT WORTH -- James R. Hubbard, 62, a retired Montgomery Ward salesman, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

James Hubbard was born June 10, 1934, in Cleburne. He was a retired salesman for Montgomery Ward.

Survivors: One son and daughter-in- law; three grandchildren; five sisters; one brother-in-law; several nieces; and lots of friends.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Paul Johnson
BEDFORD -- Paul Johnson, 65, a maintenance employee, died Saturday in Arlington.

Funeral: Noon Tuesday at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Mr. Johnson was born March 18, 1931, in Bowie.

Survivors: Wife, Nancy Johnson of Bedford; son, Darrell Johnson of Houston; daughters, Gayle Hernandez of Fort Worth, Jan Shults of Hurst, and Ann Whitworth of Argyle; stepchildren, Steve Byars of Puerto Rico, and Connie Rae of California; brothers, Russell Johnson, Troy Johnson and Bobby Joe Johnson, all of Bowie; sisters, Frances Quimby and Pauline Harvill, both of Bowie; nine grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

J.R. Judd
AZLE -- J.R. "Jiggs" Judd, 73, a retired carpenter and greyhound breeder, died Sunday at an Azle hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Azleland Cemetery, Azle. Visitation: 4 to 9 tonight at White's Funeral Home, Azle.

Memorials: American Diabetes Association, (817) 332-7110.

Mr. Judd was born Oct. 21, 1922, in Claude. He was a World War II veteran, a member of the National Greyhound Association and a member and past president of the Texas Greyhound Association. He lived in Azle 16 years.

Survivors: Wife, Margaret Judd of Azle; sons, Dennis Judd of Ingleside, Darrell Judd of Chico, Billy Judd of Haltom City and Jimmy Judd of Lafayette, La.; four brothers; six sisters; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews and loving friends.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211

James H. Killpack
FORT WORTH -- James Herrick Killpack, 87, a retired Air Force master sergeant, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Friendship House, 1901 E. Seminary Drive.

James Killpack was born Sept. 16, 1908, in Huntington, Utah.

James Herrick Killpack passed away at his retirement residence on September 12, 1996, of leukemia, which he had battled for over two years.

He married Ivadelle Killpack on April 24, 1976. Mr. Killpack served in the Air Force 24 years and was a veteran of World War II. He was stationed in the Aleutian Islands and Korea. He retired as a master sergeant in 1959 from Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth.

For 20 years he enjoyed doing volunteer work at the retirement center, where he did yard work and carpentry, and refinished furniture.

Memorials: Community Hospice of Texas.

Survivors: Wife, Ivadelle Killpack; sons, Scott Killpack and Stephen Killpack; daughters, Sally McCormack, Susan Ratliff and Shannon Foye; stepdaughters, Mareta Loyd and Ivadelle Young; brother, Kenner Killpack; and 14 grandchildren.

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

Saundra S. Latimer
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Saundra Sutton Latimer, 55, an elementary school teacher, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Saundra Latimer was born Oct. 28, 1940, in Fort Worth. She was a member of Eastern Hills Methodist Church.

Survivors: Husband, Gary Latimer of North Richland Hills; son, Doug Latimer of Fort Worth; daughter, Jill Hinesley of Houston; father, Bob Sutton of Burleson; sister, Angela Johnson of Key West, Fla.; four grandchildren; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bryan and Dorothy Mize of Fort Worth.

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

Ervin W. Liberton
ARLINGTON -- Ervin William Liberton, 73, a retired chemical salesman and former pitcher for the New York Yankees, died Saturday at a Bedford health care facility.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Ervin Liberton was born Feb. 13, 1923, in St. Louis, Mo. He played professional baseball for the New York Yankees as a pitcher 14 years. Mr. Liberton served in the Army and the merchant marine, traveling all over the world as a navigator. He was an avid golfer who won numerous trophies, including the 1984 and 1986 Senior Men's Championship for the city of Arlington. His proudest moment came on April 5, 1972, when he made a hole-in- one at Lake Arlington.

He was a member of St. Maria Goretti Church 27 years and a current member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. During his later years, he was asked to speak at the Moncrief Center for Cancer as an inspirational spokesperson on fighting cancer. His dream was to see the Texas Rangers win the pennant; now he can watch free from pain.

His wife, Virginia, also passed away of cancer. She died May 7, 1995. They celebrated their 40th anniversary while she was in the hospital. At one point, they were roommates in the hospital, together battling this dreadful disease. They knew each other for more than a half century and now they will be together for eternity.

Survivors: Daughters, Debra Ann Liberton and Cynthia Marie Liberton Hearne, both of Arlington, and Tamra Liberton Denney of Bedford; brother, Edward Liberton of St. Louis, Mo.; sisters, Mildred Harms and Rita Paul, both of St. Louis, Mo.; and grandchildren, Austin Ervin Denney and Tyler Lee Denney, both of Bedford.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681

Vernia M. Marcum
KELLER -- Vernia Mae Pond Marcum, 74, a retired 29-year Container Corp. of America worker, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Keller. Burial: Bourland Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today at Shannon North.

The Rev. Leroy Patterson will officiate.

Vernia Marcum was born April 18, 1922, in Durant, Okla.

She was born to Noah B. and Clara Pond. She lived most of her life in Keller, where she taught Sunday school at the First Baptist Church of Keller for many years. Mrs. Marcum was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, James S. Marcum, in 1985.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James B. Marcum of Euless; daughter, Verna Louise Crowder of Gordonville; two foster daughters, Mary Davidson of Haltom City, Mickie Landers of Watauga; six brothers, Grady Pond of Haltom City, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Pond of Southlake, Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Pond of Euless, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pond of Bartonville, James Harold Pond, Artie Pond, both of Keller; sister, Dorthy June Ingram of Fort Worth; brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harris Q. Marcrum of Baytown; sister-in-law, Joann Marcrum of Keller; five grandchildren; six foster grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; 10 foster great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; and friends too numerous to count, but worth acknowledging, because she loved them all.

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

Virginia R. McKee
FORT WORTH -- Virginia R. McKee, 72, a homemaker, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Memorial service: 1 p.m. Tuesday at River Oaks Christian Church. Graveside service: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: River Oaks Christian Church Building Fund.

Virginia McKee was born July 26, 1924, in Soper, Okla. She was a resident of Fort Worth most of her life. She was a member of River Oaks Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill McKee, in 1971.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Glenda McKee of Morgan Mill; daughter, Linda Allen; brother, David Riggs; sisters and brothers-in-law, Faye and Don Strength of Fort Worth and Jeanie and Tom Cornell of Chico; and grandchildren, Aaron McKee of Morgan Mill, the Rev. Judith Allen of Hastings, Neb., and Chris Allen and Carolyn Allen, both of Fort Worth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Marjorie N. Nunn
FORT WORTH -- Marjorie Nell Nunn, 73, a Republican party election judge, recognized as one of 10 outstanding Texas women by the 10,000-member Texas Federation of Republican Women, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Garden of Memories in Stephenville.

After a brief career as a schoolteacher and public administrator in Erath County and administrative assistant to a state congressman, Marjorie made Tarrant County politics her avocation. Over the years, she played an active role in the Fort Worth Republican Women's Club, including serving as president of this organization. Many a candidate sought her counsel and support. In her role as a home manager, Mrs. John Nunn spent most of her life nurturing her family and giving back to her community. Over the years, she participated in and led many community efforts, from being a Scout den mother to serving as the first woman president of Stephenville Country Club Lake, a nonprofit organization serving Erath County where she grew up. She was also a past president of Chi Omega Mom's Club and was involved in many charitable activities within the Metroplex. In addition to her involvement in politics and family, she was a member of three bridge clubs, developing many lifelong friendships among women she referred to as "the golden girls." While living in River Oaks, she was an active member of the Westside Church of Christ in Fort Worth, where she served as a teacher. She was also very active in the establishment of the Woodmont Church of Christ, where she and John had worshipped since its inception. She also enjoyed association with Westside Church of Christ in Stephenville when she was in residence during the week in her hometown. Her greatest assets were her faith in Christ and her family. She enjoyed swimming at Club Lake, playing bridge, and working with her husband in their cattle ranching second career. Her friendships far and wide made her life rich and fulfilling.

As a tribute to her memory, her friends and family are encouraged to become informed on the political issues facing our country today and vote in the upcoming elections, supporting the candidate you deem most suitable to lead our country with integrity and family values which are fundamental to the free society we enjoy today.

Survivors: Husband, John W. Nunn; children and spouses, Mark Nunn, Nancy and Steve Fouga, Pam and David Carter and John Nunn Jr.; grandchildren, Amber Carter, Jarrod and Casey Nunn and Madison Fouga; brothers and sisters, Rita Bridges, Fenella Jarratt, Don Walker, Stormy Walker, Harold Walker and Charles Walker.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Mildred B. Sims
FORT WORTH -- Mildred B. Sims, 80, a retired interior decorator and teacher at Tarrant County Junior College, died Friday at a local care center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Rosen Heights Baptist Church. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Mildred Sims was born August 10, 1916, in Pickering, La.

She was a member of Rosen Heights Baptist Church.

Survivors: Husband, James C. Sims Sr. of Fort Worth; three sons, Charles Sims of Fort Worth, Leon Sims of Granbury, Keith Sims of Austin; daughter, Rose Batson of Austin; three brothers, Marvin Byrley of Shreveport, La., E.M. Byrley of Lafayette, La., Arnold Byrley of Lake Charles, La.; two sisters, Mary D. Knicely of Lake Charles, La., Margarette Yelverton of Los Angeles, Calif.; nine grandchildren, Camille Batson Cox, Rebecca Sims Dale, Kevin Sims, Stevie Sims, Donny Batson, David Sims, Nichole Sims, Cody Sims, Scotty Rutledge; and three great-grandchildren, Jackson Bradford Dale, Jamie Cox and Olivia Cox.

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

Nell Skidmore
FORT WORTH -- Nell Skidmore, 93, a homemaker, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Graveside service: 1 p.m. Thursday in Memory Park Cemetery in Longview. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Nell Skidmore was born Oct. 12, 1902, in Lewisville, Ark. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Longview.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Skidmore, and two sons, James and John Skidmore.

Survivors: Sons, Charles A. Skidmore of Fort Worth and Herbert B. Skidmore of Ponca City, Okla.; daughter, Nell Becker of Granbury; 18 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

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

Bessie Smith
WHITE SETTLEMENT -- Bessie Smith, 93, retired 29-year manager of Brewer High School Cafeteria, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Bessie Smith was born April 4, 1903, in Hill County.,

She lived in Fort Worth since 1944. She was in charge of the nursery at First Baptist Church in White Settlement 32 years. She retired as manager of the Brewer High School Cafeteria in 1977.

Survivors: Three sons, Robert Smith of Euless, Don Smith of San Marcus, Calif., Charles Smith of Amory, Miss.; three daughters, Barbara Hartman, Lillie Wisdom, Nona Hyde, all of Fort Worth; eight grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Beverly A. Smith
HURST -- Beverly Ann Smith, 58, owner of The Diet Shoppe in Hurst for seven years, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Beverly Ann Smith was born Dec. 8, 1937, in Baxter Springs, Kan. She was a member of Calvary Cathedral Church in Fort Worth.

She was preceded in death by parents, Orval and Frances Hodge, and brothers, Billy Hodge and Jim Hodge.

Survivors: Husband, Floyd Windell Smith of Hurst; sons, Dean Smith of Graham and Larry Smith of Euless; daughters, Marilyn Byram of Bedford, Jacquette Smith of Fort Worth, LaQuita Smith of Arlington and Deloris Smith of Jacksboro; brothers, Gary Hodge and Mike Hodge, both of Burleson; sisters, Colleen Hearon of Baxter Spring, Wilma Simmons of Bedford, Linda Harrison of Arlington and Patricia Buckner of Abilene; 16 grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; aunt, Thelma Williams of Commerce, Okla., Kay Calisti of Joplin, Mo.; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Maurine J. Wakeland
WAXAHACHIE -- Maurine Justin Wakeland, 82, a retired teacher, died Friday in Waxahachie.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Waxahachie. Burial: Waxahachie City Cemetery. Visitation: 6:30 to 8 tonight at First United Methodist Church Chapel, 505 W. Marvin, Waxahachie.

Officiant: Rev. Jim Olney.

Memorials: Nash Country School Restoration Fund, Box 112, Forreston, Texas 76041; or the First United Methodist Church, 505 W. Marvin, Waxahachie, Texas 75165.

Maurine Justin Wakeland was born Oct. 19, 1913, in Nocona, to William Earl and Florence Amy Humphries Justin. She attended elementary school in Nocona. She attended Central High School in Fort Worth, received her B.A. at Texas Christian University in 1934, and her M.E. from The University of North Texas in 1957.

She married J.E. Wakeland on Oct. 24, 1936, in Fort Worth. They would have celebrated 60 years of marriage Oct. 24, 1996.

Maurine taught Spanish at Forreston High School from 1934-1939, English at Waxahachie High School from 1951- 1966, and choral music at Midlothian from 1966-1974. She retired in 1974, but substituted for 22 more years for a total of 50 years teaching.

Maurine was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Waxahachie and the Fidelis Sunday School Class, and was the organist for the Fidelis Class for 50 years.

Maurine belonged to the Association of Texas Professional Educators, Texas State Teachers Association, National Retired Teachers Association, and the Ellis County Retired Teachers Association. She was named Educator of the Year by the Waxahachie Ex-Students Association in 1995.

Maurine's grandfather, H.J. Justin, was the founder of the Justin Boot Co. of Fort Worth.

She was preceded in death by her father, one brother, Earl Justin Jr., and her husband, J.E., Sept. 7, 1996. Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Justin and Jackie Wakeland of Frisco; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and John Stark of Highland, Calif.; one grandson, Mark Wakeland of Frisco; three granddaughters, Sherri Wakeland of Frisco, Susan and Kelly Stark, both of Highland, Calif.; mother, Florence Wakeland, 103, of Fort Worth; and three sisters, Ruth Shear, Jean Watts of Fort Worth, and Gloria Hayes of Granbury.

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

Jimmie L. Ward
SAGINAW -- Jimmie L. "Mike" Ward, 75, a retired employee of Tarrant County Pct. 4, died Friday in Saginaw.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Saginaw. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: First Baptist Church of Saginaw.

Jimmie Ward was born Feb. 10, 1921, in Albany. He had been a resident of the area since 1948. He retired from Tarrant County Pct. 4 in 1995. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Saginaw. He was a gold card member of the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association and an Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law, Jim Cain.

Survivors: Wife of 46 years, Opal Ward; son, Bubba Ward; daughters, Becky Cain, Sandy Lynn and her husband, Jimmy, Debby Shield and her husband, Burt, and Sherry Sayers and her husband, Marek; and grandchildren, Jamey, Brad, Stephanie, Jennifer, Lezlie, Lindsey, Ashley, R.B., Cade and Matthew.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Edna P. Whittle
FORT WORTH -- Edna Peevey Whittle, 95, a homemaker, died Sunday at a Fort Worth care center.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Memorials: Oakhurst United Methodist Church, 2001 Grace, Fort Worth, Texas 76111.

Edna Whittle was born May 7, 1901, in Farmersville.

She was a member of Oakhurst United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of Women's Society of Christian Service.

Survivors: Son, Charles David Whittle of Fort Worth; daughter, Rosemary Mitchell of Fort Worth; five grandchildren, David Wade Whittle of Houston, Dr. William Charles Whittle of Fort Worth, Ray Frances Lorenz of Kansas City, Mo., Georgeann Mitchell of Athens, Keri Dawkins of San Angelo; and 11 grandchildren.

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

Thelma F. Williams
GORMAN -- Thelma Fay Williams, 83, a homemaker, died Saturday at an Abilene hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Higginbotham Funeral Home. Burial: Gorman Oaklawn Cemetery.

Thelma Williams was born Jan. 12, 1913, in Clarksville.

Higginbotham Funeral Home
Gorman, (817) 734-2272

Cora Witherspoon
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Cora Witherspoon, 83, a retired cafeteria supervisor for the Grand Prairie Independent School District, died Saturday at a Grand Prairie nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church of Grand Prairie. Burial: Southland Cemetery.

Memorials: First Presbyterian Church, Grand Prairie.

Cora Witherspoon was born Oct. 11, 1912, in Terrell. She was a member of Prairie Swingers Square Dance Group and VIP Senior Bowlers.

Survivors: Husband, Milford Witherspoon; sisters, Ruby Walker of Irving, Ann Rounds of Madison, Wis., and Viola Hodges of Grand Prairie.

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

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