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Published Sept. 22, 1996

Minor C. Anderson Jr.
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Minor C. Anderson Jr., 71, a retired owner and opeator of building and land development businesses, died Saturday at home.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Grand Prairie. Burial: Grove Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Anderson Jr. was born March 15, 1925, in Dallas.

Survivors: Wife, Juanita Standifer Anderson; two sons, M. G. Anderson III, Gordon Anderson; five daughters, Sandra Shockley, Corrine Hopper, Candyce Dooley, Laurel St. John, Stephanie Traxson; sister, Joann Phillips; 13 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

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

William R. Ballard
FORT WORTH -- William R. Ballard, 66, a retired heavy equipment operator, died Thursday in Grand Prairie.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday in Seeton Cemetery near Gatesville.

Mr. Ballard was born June 25, 1930, in Kerrville.

He moved to Leon Junction as a small child where he was reared and attended school. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

After his military stay he returned to live in Fort Worth and worked as a heavy equipment operator for many years. He was a Baptist.

Survivors: Two sons, Perry Ballard, Berry Ballard, both of Fort Worth.

Scott's Funeral Home
Gatesville (817) 865-5411
 

Tom Blankenship
FORT WORTH -- Tom Blankenship Jr., 66, a real estate broker, died Thursday near Waco.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Martin's Funeral Home in Cleburne. Burial: Rio Vista Cemetery. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials: Anglin St. Church of Christ, Cleburne or St. Peters Orthodox Church, Fort Worth.

Mr. Blankenship was born June 13, 1930, in Cleburne.

He was a member of St. Peters Orthodox Church, Ft. Worth. He was a former purchasing agent for the Jamacian and Mexican governments for many years. He formerly owned a helicopter and aircraft maintenance business. He was a developer of shopping centers and real estate. He served in the Army, Marine Corps and in the National Guard. He retired from the Army in 1966 having attained the rank of Captain. He died doing what he loved to do, flying. Survivors: Wife, Dehn Blankenship of Fort Worth; two sons, Kevin Blankenship of Fort Worth, Brad Blankenship of Fort Worth; two step-children, Greg and Barclay Wilson of Houston, Clay and Cherie Wilson of Dickson, Tenn.; four daughters, Belinda Korta of Alvarado, Diane Simon of Arlington, Tommie Petito of Arlington, Angela Blankenship of Fort Worth; mother, Jewell Blankenship of Cleburne; three brothers, Finis Blankenship of Fort Worth, Raymond Blankenship of Granbury, Jimmy Blankenship of Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren; one great- grandchild, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Martin's Funeral Home
Cleburne, (817) 558-3250
 

Louis Bothe
FORT WORTH -- Louis Bothe, 74, a retired banker, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Monday at Bethel Temple. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 5 to 7 today at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel.

Memorials: Lion's Organ and Eye Bank.

Louis Bothe was born Nov. 15, 1921, in Fort Worth. He was president of Texas Society for Prevention of Blindness and received the Distinguished Service Award in 1977. He was a member of Downtown and Handley Meadowbrook Lion's Clubs for more than 30 years. He was Downtown Lion of the Year in 1968- 1969 and 1975-1976. He was the only person to receive this award twice. He was awarded life membership in the International Association of Lion's Clubs in 1995 and was past district director of the club. He was the founder, former president and director of the Lion's Organ and Eye Bank and was deputy district governor 1968-1969. He was area Lion of the Year 1968-1969.

He was active member of Gideon's International and a member of Full Gospel Businessman's Fellowship International. He had been a member of Bethel Temple Church since 1977. He was a former member and elder of Polytechnic Presbyterian Church 1947 to 1977. He was also a member of the Texas Christian University Frog Club.

He worked at Fort Worth National Bank 1946-1960, Western Savings and Loan 1968-1974 and Texas Savings and Loan Department 1960-1966 and 1974- 1987. He retired from Texas Savings and Loan Department.

Survivors: Wife of 51 years, La Velle Bothe of Fort Worth; son, Larry Bothe and his wife, Sheila, of Fort Worth; daughter, Lynda Taylor and her husband, Michael, of Greenville; brother, Joe Bothe of Arlington; sister, Shirley Williamson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandchildren, Greg Taylor of Arlington, Grant Taylor of Houston, Stephen Taylor of Greenville, Alisha Bothe of Fort Worth, Stephanie Bothe of Fort Worth and John Bothe of Fort Worth; and great- grandsons, David and Daniel Taylor, both of Arlington.

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

Nolan T. Carter
FORT WORTH -- Nolan T. Carter, 68, a retired railroad civil engineer, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Monday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Nolan T. Carter was born Dec. 2, 1927, in Wichita Falls. He was a proud Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Carter started work with the T&P Railroad at age 17 and retired in 1985 after 40 years' service. He directed the nursing home ministry at Jackson Square Nursing Center and was a teacher of the Lamplighter Sunday School Class as well as a deacon at Calvary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Ruth Carter, in 1994.

Survivors: Sons, Chris Carter and his wife, Janet, of Crowley, and Michael Carter of Fort Worth; daughter, Cathy Johnson and her husband, Jack, of Weatherford; brother, Neal Carter of San Antonio; sister, Nona Bobich of Fort Worth; eight grandchildren, Michele Carter, Brandy Barcuch and her husband, Steve, Jennifer and Jonathan Ramsey, Jacob Johnson, Bradley Carter, Katy Johnson, Beau Johnson and Jeremy Johnson; and a host of friends and church family.

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

Helen C. Cheek
EULESS -- Helen Carol Cheek, 61, a retired business owner, died Friday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations to Tarrant County Cancer Care.

Helen Carol Cheek was born Aug. 26, 1935, in Dallas.

Survivors: Husband, Ernest D. Cheek Sr. of Euless; son, Ernest D. Cheek Jr. of Euless; daughters, Sherry Brooks of Godley, Sandra Davis of Fort Worth, Vickie James of Bedford and Kathryn Bartholomew of Lubbock; two brothers; one sister; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Janice K. Cross
ARLINGTON -- Janice Kay Cross, 55, a homemaker, died Friday in Arlington.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Arlington Funeral Home. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 Monday at the funeral home.

Janice Cross was born May 2, 1941, in Superior, Wis.

Survivors: Husband, Donald Cross of Arlington; son, Roger Cross and his wife, Stephanie, of Joshua; daughters, Patti Cross and Terri Platter and her husband, Anthony, of Arlington; brother, Mel Peterson of Urbandale, Iowa, and Stan Peterson of St. Paul, Minn.; granddaughter, Rebecca Platter of Arlington; grandson, Anthony J. Platter of Arlington; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and numerous close friends.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Coy Crume
HURST -- Coy Crume, 88, a retired credit clerk, died Friday in Richland Hills.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Timothy Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Coy Crume was born Nov. 26, 1907, in Montague County.

She was an area resident more than 50 years. She was a former member of Trinity Cumberland Presbyterian Church, most recently a member of St. Timothy Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was a credit clerk for many years with Southwest Petroleum before retiring in 1980.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Charles Scott Crume.

Survivors: Three sons and daughters-in-law, Jim Cecil and Shirley Crume of Kennewick, Wash, David and Doll Crume of Nevada City, Cal., Jepp and Bitsy Crume of Richland Hills; daughter, Lora Dickinson and son-in- law, Jerry Dickinson of Hurst; sister, Deloras Combs of Houston; 17 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

R. C. Davis
GRANBURY -- R. C. Davis, 74, a custodian for the Houston School District, died Saturday at a Granbury nursing home.

Funeral: At a later date.

Mr. Davis was born June 26, 1922, in Houston.

He was a Coast Guard veteran. He had been a Granbury resident for one year. He was formerly of Houston.

Survivors: Two sons, Ray Davis of Houston, Daniel Davis of San Diego, Calif.; three daughters, Amy Dullos of Granbury, Betty Mudge of Huntsville, Rebicca Lawson of Houston; and five grandchildren.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

Lawrence J. Denman
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Lawrence Jesse Denman, 65, a retired machinist, died Friday in Bedford.

Funeral: Pending at Davis Memorial Methodist Church. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home.

Lawrence Denman was born Feb. 27, 1931, in Michigan. He lived in Michigan for more than 50 years. He was a member of the Davis Memorial Methodist Church.

Survivors: Wife, Naomi Denman of North Richland Hills; daughter, Elizabeth Durban of North Richland Hills; brothers, Dean Denman of Arizona, Marvin Denman and Norman Denman, both of Michigan, and Keith Denman of Tennessee; sisters, Nancy Estes and Barbara Brittendall, both of Michigan; grandchildren, Tovah Durban of North Richland Hills, Nathan Denman of Michigan and Jesse Denman of Kentucky.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Bob Eudy
JOSHUA -- Bob Eudy, 79, a retired flight line mechanic for Bell Helicopter, died Saturday at home.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Monday at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Caddo Cemetery in Joshua. Visitation: 3 to 5 today at the funeral home.

Memorials: Alzheimers Association, PO Box 9709, Fort Worth 76147.

Bob Eudy was born June 25, 1917, in Turkey, Texas. He was a member of Joshua Church of Christ and was an World War II Air Force veteran. He retired from Bell Helicopter in 1983.

Survivors: Wife, Lola Mae Eudy of Joshua; son, Jimmy Eudy Jr. of Joshua; daughters, Shirley Taylor of Burleson and Myra Del Reeves of Burleson; brothers, Lewis Eudy and Tom Eudy, both of Turkey, Hugh Eudy of Midland and Jay Eudy of Austin; sister, Cleo Green of Slayton; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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

Vera G. Fitzgerald
FORT WORTH -- Vera Grace Fitzgerald, 82, a homemaker, died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Burial: Rendon Cemetery in Rendon. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Vera Fitzgerald was born June 18, 1914, in Kennedale.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Patsy Phillips of Burleson.

Survivors: Two sons and daughters- in-law, Paul and Martha Fields of Forest Hill, George and Kim Fields of Washington State; brother, Darwin Garrett of Everman; two sisters, Gladys Curry of Alvarado, Inda Casey of Fort Worth; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

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

Quade Flowers
GAINESVILLE -- Quade Flowers, 72, a homemaker, died Friday at a Sherman hospital.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Monday at Hillcrest Church of Christ in Gainesville. Burial: Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville. Visitation: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Quade Flowers was born Jan. 22, 1924, in Era.

Clement-Keel Funeral Home
Gainesville, (817) 665-4341
 

John P. Freeman
FORT WORTH -- John Paul Freeman, PhD, 51, an associate professor of Radio-TV-Film at TCU, died Friday at home after a short battle with cancer.

Memorial service: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Robert Carr Chapel on the TCU campus. Burial: Private.

Memorials: The John Freeman Memorial Fund, c/o North Texas Public Broadcasting, KERA-KDTN, 3000 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, Texas, 75201.

John Paul Freeman was born April 7, 1945, in Trenton, N.J. He was a graduate of Oberlin College in 1967 with a BA; University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1980 with a MA in Communications; University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1986 with a Ph.D in Mass Communications. He was a director of photography for Visual Educations Corporation in Princeton Junction, N.J. from 1972-1977. He was curator of G.P. Tandy Memorial Film Library and was a member of Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, Broadcast Education Association, and Advertising Club of Fort Worth.

Survivors: Wife, Anne Chenicek of Fort Worth; son, Chris Freeman of Fort Worth; and sister, Ruth Strycharz and husband, Eugene of Trenton, N.J.

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

Lloyd P. Goad
WHITE SETTLEMENT -- Lloyd Paul Goad, 63, an oilfield driller, died Tuesday in White Settlement.

Funeral: Arrangements pending.

Lloyd Goad was born Nov. 13, 1932, in Hominy, Okla.

Survivors: Son, Lloyd Paul Goad Jr.; mother, Ida Goad of Palestine; brother, Kenneth Goad of Winchester, Va.; and sister, Jody Tillman of Palestine, Texas.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Betty Headley
FORT WORTH -- Betty Headley, 55, a secretary, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital after a brief illness.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mustang Cemetery in Kosse, Texas.

Betty Headley was born Feb. 21, 1941, in Edmond, Okla. She had lived in the Fort Worth area since 1973. She worked nine years as a secretary at Chambers Brick Company. She was president of Carter Park Neighborhood Association and was active in PTA at Carter Park Elementary.

Survivors: Husband, Milam Headley of Fort Worth; daughters, Ria Pru Headley and Daisy Renea Headley, both of Fort Worth; mother, Chloe Cooksey of Guthrie, Okla.; sisters, Ruby Moad of Guthrie, Okla., Edna Ozbirn of Nicoma Park, Okla., Jerry Dorminey of Nashville, Ga., and Bonnie Pickard of Nicoma Park, Okla.; and granddaughter, Armida Renea Pike of Fort Worth.

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

Francis C. Heizman
FORT WORTH -- Francis Christian Heizman, 63, a retired electrical engineer for General Dynamics, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 1 p.m. today at the Rayburne home. Burial: Private.

Francis Christian attended North Side High and graduated from Conway High in Conway, Ark. He was a graduate of University of Arkansas with a degree in electrical engineering. While at GD, he helped build the F111 and the F16. He did volunteer work at the food mission of First Methodist Church and MHMR.

He was an avid stamp collector, a loving husband and father and a good cook who knew his way around a barbecue grill. We will miss you very much.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Pat and Mickie.

Survivors: Wife, Margaret Martin Heizman of Fort Worth; son, Skip Heizman of Fort Worth; sister, Nancy Heizman Combs of Conway, Ark.; one nephew; and one niece.

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

Bennie L. Hicks
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Bennie L. Hicks, retired owner and operator of Hick's Floor Service and longtime Grand Prairie resident, died Saturday in Arlington.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday at Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at Moore Funeral Home.

Bennie Hicks was born March 13, 1928, in Burnette.

Survivors: Wife, Jeraldine Hicks of Grand Prairie; sons, Ricky Hicks of Grand Prairie, Buddy Hicks of Venus and Jerry Hicks of Pittsburg, Mo.; brothers, Dale Hicks of Possum Kingdom and Jackie Hicks of Texas; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

Richard E. Higlin
FORT WORTH -- Richard E. "Gene" Higlin, 76, a retired ironworker, died Friday in Azle.

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

Mr. Higlin was born August 14, 1920, in Fort Worth.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II, a member of Midway Baptist Church and Iron Worker's Union Local 263. He was a resident of Fort Worth most of his life.

He was preceded in death by sister, Virginia Dunnam in March 1986.

Survivors: Brother, Clyde F. Payne and wife, Lillian, of Kerrville; two nephews, Jerry J. Dunnam and wife, Sue, of San Diego, Calif., Terry E. "Ted" Dunnam and wife, Pat, of Weatherford; life long friends and companions, Charles B. and Genevieve "Tiny" Lowery of Fort Worth; numerous family and friends; great nieces; and great nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

W. B. Howard
WEATHERFORD -- W. B. Howard, 85, a retired railroad maintenance worker, died Friday at a Weatherford Nursing Home.

Graveside service: Was Saturday in Howard Cemetery in Eastland County near Desdemona.

Mr. Howard was born Nov. 27, 1910, in Eastland County.

Survivors: Two brothers, Jim Howard of Moran, Ben Howard of Ranger; three sisters, Suzie Whitten of Weatherford, Martha Williams of Eunice, N.M., Allie Mae Thorp of Odessa.

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

Mildred M. Irvine
WEATHERFORD -- Mildred M. Irvine, 100, a retired school teacher, died Thursday in Weatherford after a brief illness.

Graveside service: Was Saturday at Greenwood Memorial Park. Officiant: The Rev. Cabel Roberts.

Memorials: To charity of choice.

Mildred M. Irvine was born Oct. 23, 1895, in Starrville, in Smith County, Texas, to Dr. James Holland McCorkle and Emily Browder McCorkle. The McCorkle family moved to Gordon in Palo Pinto County in 1890. After graduating from the teachers college in Denton, Mildred taught school in Thurber in Erath County where she met and married James Irvine of Weatherford on Oct. 8, 1922.

The Irvine family moved to Fort Worth in 1933. During World War II, Mildred taught school in the FWISD. After her husband's death in 1965 she remained active in the Northside Womans Club. She was a member of Lady Lions, Shriners Wives, Order of the Eastern Star, DAR, Daughters of 1812, and Daughters of the Confederacy. Mildred moved to Weatherford in 1992 to be near her son and family.

Survivors: Son, Dr. James Irvine Jr. and wife, Adelle, of Weatherford; granddaughters, Marta and husband, Rick Dollins, of Houston, Emily and husband, Rick Lee, of Katy, and Laura Leigh Irvine of Fort Worth; great-granddaughters, Lisa and Laura Lee; great-grandsons, Clay and Wade Dollins; niece, Mildred Million of Strawn; nephews, Dr. Jack Hittson of Rockwall and Holland Irwin of Fort Worth; and cousin, Pat Perry of Euless.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Felisa R. Jackson
ARLINGTON -- Felisa Rios Jackson, 100, a homemaker, died Friday in Arlington.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday at San Fernando Cemetery, San Antonio.

Felisa Jackson was born Sept. 1, 1896, in Monterrey, Mexico. She was a resident of Arlington three years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Junius Jackson, and daughter, Mary Louise Anthony.

Survivors: Daughter, Aida Wallace of Arlington; seven grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Everett Jones
GATESVILE -- Everett Jones, 76, died Saturday at a Gatesville nursing home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday at Pearl Cemetery. Officiant: Minister Deral McWhorter.

Memorials: Cedar Ridge Church of Christ or charity of choice.

Everett Jones was born July 16, 1920, in Pearl. He was the son of the late Ernest and Carrie Jones. He was reared and attended school in Pearl and graduated from Pearl High School in 1940. He entered the U.S. Navy and served during W.W. II. He married the former Miss Syble Anderson on Feb. 8, 1941 and they made their home in Fort Worth, where he worked as a supervisor for A Brandt Manufacturing for 43 years, retiring in 1985. In 1987, they returned to Gatesville. He was a member of Cedar Ridge Church of Christ in Gatesville.

Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Syble Jones of Gatesville; daughter, Mrs. Martha Watson of Toledo Bend Lake, Texas; son, Ernest Jones of Fort Worth; sisters, Ernestine Stockton of Gatesville and Geraldine Phillips of Copperas Cove; brother, Thomas Jones of Arlington; four grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

Scott's Funeral Home
Gatesville, 865-5411
 

Richard Jones
EULESS -- Richard Jones, 31, died Thursday in Wichita Falls.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Moore Memorial Gardens.

Richard Jones was born Sept. 26, 1964, in Fort Worth.

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

Klaus S. Karbach
LAKE WORTH -- Klaus Stephan Karbach, 46, a chef at Colonial Country Club, died Thursday in Wise County.

Funeral: Private.

Mr. Karbach was born May 14, 1950, in Boppard, Germany.

For the past 13 years Klaus was Executive Chef at Colonial Country Club. In 1985 at Colonial Klaus became the first chef to prepare the annual "Escoffier Dinner" for Fort Worth. Special thanks to Colonial Country Club from the family for Memorial Services.

Survivors: Husband, Nancy Karbach; daughter, Ursula Karbach; parents, Werner and Maria Karback of Emmelshausen, Germany; and sister, Christa Karbach of Koblenz Germany. The Memorial Chapel
1207 S. Cherry Lane, 246-4988
 

Johnnie M. Kuykendall
RIO VISTA -- Johnnie Mary Kuykendall, 71, a homemaker and retired LVN, died Saturday at a Cleburne hospital.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Buiral: Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. today.

Johnnie Kuykendall was born Jan. 24, 1925, in Johnson County.

Survivors: Husband, Raymond Kuykendall of Rio Vista; two sons, Jimmy Terry of Cleburne, Philip Terry of Blum; daughter, Karen Williams of Cleburne; sister, Stella Tribble of Arlington; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

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

Matt Latterell
FORT WORTH -- Matt Latterell, 19, a roofer, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Catholic Church.

Memorials: Lena Pope Home.

Matt Latterell was born Feb. 24, 1977, in Rochester, N.Y. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.

Survivors: Wife, Yolanda Alcocer; daughter, Karmen Latterell of Fort Worth; parents, Kathleen Fletcher and John B. Roberts, both of Fort Worth; grandmother, Mary Ann Rogers of Elmira, N.Y.; great-grandmother, Georgia Narde of Elmira, N.Y.; aunts and uncles, Steve and Kim Rogers, Carol and Dan Belloma, Mark and Cathy Rogers, Eileen and John Banke, Georgine and Jim Lanahan and Ron and Joan Rogers; and many great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Adelia F. Loe
WEATHERFORD -- Adelia Fleming Loe, 78, a retired Stripling's billing clerk, died Thursday at a Fort Worth nursing home.

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

Memorials: Alzheimer's Association.

Adelia Fleming Loe was born June 10, 1918, in DeLeon. She lived in the Fort Worth area 73 years. She worked at Stripling's Department Store 27 years, retiring in 1985.

She was preceded in death by husband, Stanford T. Loe in 1985.

Survivors: Son, Don S. Loe of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Corky Blythe of Weatherford; daughter, Linda Findley of Garden Grove, Calif.; brothers, Dean Fleming of Tomball and Johnny Fleming of Texarkana; sister, Joyce Fleming of Fort Worth; eight grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

Margaret E. Lyles
SANGER -- Margaret Etta Lyles, 78, a homemaker, died Friday at a Denton hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Sanger Church of Christ. Burial: Sanger Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at Coker Funeral Home.

Margaret Lyles was born Nov. 24, 1917, in Denton.

Coker Funeral Home
Sanger, (817) 458-3311
 

Roy O. Mahon Jr.
SPRINGTOWN -- Roy O. Mahon Jr., 63, a retired Navy captain and Massey Ferguson area manager, died Thursday at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Biggers Funeral Home. Burial: Jaybird Cemetery.

Capt. Roy O. Mahon Jr. was born Aug. 25, 1933, in Kansas City, Mo. He graduated from Greenville, Ill., High School in 1951, attended Dodge City Junior College from 1956 to 1958 and received his bachelor of science degree in education from Emporia State University in Kansas in May 1960.

He enlisted in the Air Force in August 1952 and was discharged in July 1956. After he received his bachelor's degree he entered Naval Aviation Observer training in Pensacola, Fla., and was commissioned an ensign in November 1962. He received his wings at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, in June 1963.

Capt. Mahon's active duty assignments were Air Transport Squadron Seven (VR-7), Training Squadron 29 (VT- 29) and Patrol Squadron One (VP-1). His first tour of duty in the Naval Reserve was with VTU-7070, Naval Air Station Dallas. Afterward, he served in RTU-53; VR-2311; VR-53; VTU-7070; VTU-1806 as commanding officer at NRC Hutchinson, Kan.; and VTU-7070.

Capt. Mahon's personal awards include two Air Medals, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy "E" Ribbon, Air Force Unit Commendation, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal with bronze star, Armed Forces Expeditionary with bronze star, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with one silver and two bronze stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (civil actions) and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation.

Survivors: Wife, Brenda Kay Nelson Mahon; five children, Suzanne, Sharon, Tamera, Kenneth and Sally; stepmother, Maxine Mahon of Lawrence, Kan.; sister, Mary Ann Scott of Lawrence; and 11 grandchildren.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341
 

Juanita L. Melton
WEATHERFORD -- Juanita L. Melton, 60, a homemaker, died Friday at home.

Graveside service: 2:30 p.m. Monday at Memory Gardens.

Juanita Melton was born July 21, 1936, in Mount Pleasant.

Survivors: Husband, Robert Lee Melton, Jr., of Weatherford; daughters, Lisa Bagwell of Fort Worth and Laura Shannon of Weatherford; sisters, Mary Lamance, Marie Robertson and Bobbie Wicklund, all of Arlington; and one grandchild.

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

George W. Mulder
FORT WORTH -- George W. Mulder, 74, a retired iron worker, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Mr. Mulder was born in Collin County.

Survivors: Three sons, George W. Mulder II of Fort Worth, Roger Mulder of Fort Worth, Alan Mulder of Austin; and three grandchildren, Alex Mulder, Cassie Mulder, Adam Mulder.

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

Elvira A. Perez
FORT WORTH -- Elvira Anguiano Perez, 69, a Union Pacific Railroad custodian, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at All Saints Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Rosary: 7 p.m. tonight at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Elvira Anguiano Perez was born June 2, 1927, in Fisher, Minn.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Delia and Ricardo Escamilla of Fort Worth; brothers, Santiago Anguiano of Fort Worth, Leo Anguiano of Mesquite, and Ramon Anguiano, Ruben Anguiano, and Raul Anguiano, all of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Christian Escamilla, Stephen Escamilla, and Lauren Escamilla; and several nieces and nephews.

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

H.L. Phillips
STEPHENVILLE -- H.L. Phillips, 76, a retired Air Force colonel and former owner of Stephenville Office Supply, died Saturday at home.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Monday at Lacy Funeral Home. Burial: Garden of Memory Cemetery.

Memorials: Gideons Memorial Bible Plan, Community Hospice Plan of Texas.

H.L. Phillips was born May 28, 1920, in Iredell.

Survivors: Wife, Jane Phillips; son, Phil Phillips of Stephenville; daughters, Cheryl Rosenberry of Stephenville and Linda Rees of Denton; and five grandchildren.

Lacy Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 968-2102
 

Anna J. Plummer
FORT WORTH -- Anna Jane Plummer, 71, a retired retail saleswoman, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth.

Anna Jane Plummer was born June 2, 1925, in Salt City, Ohio.

Survivors: Husband, Glenn E. Plummer of Fort Worth; sons, Gary Luther of Riverside, Calif. and Earl Luther of Fort Worth; daughters, Carol Kuehnel of Riverside, Calif. and Charlotte Harris of Fort Worth; sister, Rosemary Kalb of Portsmouth, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Violet C. Pope
EVERMAN -- Violet C. Pope, 74, a homemaker, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

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

Violet Pope was born in Dora, Mo.

She was preceded in death by Daughters, Betty Flood and Wilma Tedford.

Survivors: Husband, Richard Pope of Everman; son, Jimmy Roberts of Mansfield; two daughters, Glenda Cole of Everman, Bonnie Hooper of Texarkana; two brothers, Johnny Welch of Everman, Bobby Welch of Fort Worth; 18 grandchildren; and 46 great-grandchildren.

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

Sammy G. Pyle
HALTOM CITY -- Sammy G. Pyle, 69, a retired welder, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Elmore City, Okla. Burial: Oaklawn Cemetery in Wynnewood, Okla. Rev. Bruce McCray will officiate.

Mr. Pyle was born June 6, 1927, in Stroud, Okla.

He was born to Elbert Pyle and Della Simmons Pyle. He was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church and a veteran of the Korean War having served in the Army. He enjoyed participating in the senior citizen activities, and especially the Friday night musicals at Elmore City Senior Citizens.

Survivors: Brother, Burl Pyle of Elmore City, Okla.; two sisters, Helen Burris of Marysville, Tenn., Lenora Daniel of Haltom City; and several nieces and nephews.

Wooster Funeral Home
Elmore City, Okla. (405) 788-2264
 

Loraine Segrist
HICO -- Loraine Segrist, 93, a school teacher, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Hico. Burial: Hico Cemetery.

Memorials: Hico Meals On Wheels.

Loraine Segrist was born Oct. 10, 1902, in Hico.

Rutledge Funeral Home
Hico, (817) 796-4722
 

Allie B. Sellers
FORT WORTH -- Allie Burch Sellers, 91, a homemaker, died Friday at a Forest Hill care center.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Allie Sellers was born May 20, 1905, in Merkel.

She was a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church in Crowley.

Mrs. Sellers was a Sunday School teacher.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Amos Sellers and her son, George Sellers.

Survivors: Four daughters, Georgia Cummings of Fort Worth, Mary Long of Gatesville, Dorothy Walcott of Arlington, Martha Nell Raincrow of Joshua; three brothers, Tom Burch of Cleburne, Joe Burch of Rio Vista, R. L. Burch of Hillsboro; two sisters, Jessie Burch of Hillsboro, Lucille Morgan of Blum; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Mazie Sellers of Shreveport, La.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681
 

Fritz Seyfarth
SAGINAW -- Fritz Seyfarth, 58, an aerospace engineer, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: Private.

Fritz Seyfarth was born March 11, 1938, in La Jolla, Calif. He worked for Lockheed, formerly General Dynamics, for nearly 30 years as an engineer.

Survivors: Daughter, Heidi Stephenson of Chino Hills, Calif.; mother, Frieda Seyfarth of Claremont, Calif.; and brother, Richard Seyfarth of Kensington, Calif.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Raymond M. Shannon
GRANBURY -- Raymond M. Shannon, 70, a retired oil drilling supervisor, died Thursday in Granbury.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. today at Lakeside Baptist Church in Granbury.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Raymond M. Shannon was born March 6, 1926, in Seymour, Texas. He worked overseas a number of years in international divison of Union Oil Co. of California and retired in 1986. He was in the U.S. Marine Corps during W.W. II.

Survivors: Wife, Juanita Shannon of Granbury; daughter, Marion Wylie of Albuquerque, N.M.; son, Ronald Gene Shannon of Farmington, N.M.; step-son, Thomas R. McBride of El Paso; brother, Earl H. Shannon of Grapeland; sisters, Velma Crownover of Seymour, Maurine Brady of DeSoto, and Joanne Prestage of Gainesville; grandchildren Ty Newman of Albuquerque, N.M., Michael and Thomas Shannon of Midland, and Shannon and Charlie Dailey of Albuquerque, N.M.; two great-grandchildren; and step-grandsons, Tate and Wade McBride of El Paso.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Frieda Shawn
BOONSVILLE -- Frieda Shawn, 52, a homemaker, died Friday at home.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. today at Balsora Baptist Church. Burial: Willow Point Cemetery near Balsora.

Memorials: Community Hospice, 206 N. State, Decatur, Texas, 76234.

Frieda Shawn was born Sept. 16, 1944, in Mound Valley, Kan.

Survivors: Husband, Billy Shawn of Boonsville; daughters, Tammy Garrett of Bridgeport, Teri Lea Shawn and Karren Sue Noble, both of Boonsville; sisters, Shirley Arnold of Eufala, Okla., Trudy Parker and Linda Bullock, both of Mound Valley, Kan., Phyllis Ward of Altamont, Kan., and Jody Logan of Milwaukee, Wis.; and grandchildren, Tommy Stewart and Trey Allen of Boonsville.

Hawkins Funeral Home
Bridgeport, (817) 683-2211
 

Samuel Smith
ARLINGTON -- Samuel Smith, 63, died Wednesday at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 301 W. Sanford in Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Samuel Smith was born Sept. 3, 1933, in Lillington, N.C.

Samuel Smith retired from the Air Force after 26 years of service. After his retirement, he became employed at Sun Electronic Corp. & Technical Service as an electronic technician. He worked there 14 years, retiring in 1995.

Survivors: His devoted and loving wife, Rosa, of Arlington; three children, Gregory, Belinda and Ray, all of Arlington; granddaughter, Liana Nicole of Arlington; sisters, Ann Smith, Pauline Griffin, Corine Dobson and Mary Raye, all of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Wynona Harris of Raleigh, N.C.; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Paradise Funeral Home
Dallas, (214) 371-8093
 

Estelle W. Snidow
ARLINGTON -- Estelle Wood Snidow, 93, a homemaker, died Friday in Arlington.

Graveside service: 4 p.m. Monday at Moore Memorial Gardens.

Memorials: Alzheimers Association, Tarrant County Chapter, PO Box 9709, Fort Worth 76147.

Estelle Snidow was born Dec. 11, 1902, in Alvarado.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Guy Snidow, in 1989 and six brothers and one sister.

Survivors: Daughter, Janet Wickstrom of Arlington; brother, J.C. Wood of Oklahoma City, Okla.; grandson, Robert H. Wickstrom, Jr. of Euless; and two great-grandchildren, Keva and Colin Wickstrom, both of Euless.

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

Trinidad F. Surita
FORT WORTH -- Trinidad F. Surita, 76, a retired distribution clerk, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Rosary: 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Surita was born Oct. 11, 1919, in Eagle Pass.

He had been a member of the American Legion in Eagle Pass. He was World War II veteran. He received the: EAME Campaign Medal with two bronze stars, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, American Defense Service Medal and American Theatre Campaign Medal.

Survivors: Wife, Minerva Surita of Fort Worth; five sons, Roberto Surita and wife, Mary Kay, of Euless, Rolando Surita and wife, Joaquina, of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Rafael Surita and wife, Carolyn, of Fort Worth, Rene Surita and wife, Noelia, of Fort Worth, Ruben Surita; three daughters, Senneth Mendoza and husband, Raymond, Minerva Perez and husband, Arturo, Sylvia Gonzalez and husband, Jose, all of Fort Worth; sister, Jesucita Diaz of Eagle Pass; 20 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Ruby Tippins
FORT WORTH -- Ruby Tippins, 90, a domestic worker, died Sept. 10 at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Ruby Tippins was born Aug. 22, 1906, in Ladonia.

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

Ernest L. Tobias
FORT WORTH -- Ernest L. Tobias, 72, a quality control worker, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation: Noon to 2 p.m. Monday with prayers recited at 1 p.m.

Ernest L. Tobias was born May 29, 1924, in Buffalo, N.Y. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He worked for Squibb Pharmaceutical Company for 36 years. He attended St. Thomas Catholic Church.

Survivors: Wife, Carmela Tobias of Fort Worth; sons and daughters-in-law, Ernest and Cindy Tobias of Saginaw, Nicholas Tobias of Fort Worth, and Anthony and Lolita Tobias of San Diego, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Maryann and Steve Weinberg of Salemberg, N.C.; and grandchildren, Jason Tobias, Denise Tobias, Catherine Tobias, and Angela Tobias.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

John C. Tuberville
FORT WORTH -- John Clinton Tuberville, 79, a machinist, died Friday in Granbury.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Monday at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 8 to 10 a.m. Monday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home.

John Tuberville was born Oct. 14, 1916, in Monroeville, Ala. He was an Army veteran and a Mason for more than 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Bill Ragon Tuberville, on May 26, 1996.

Survivors: Many nieces and nephews.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Perry C. Walker
ARLINGTON -- Perry Charles Walker, 92, an American Cyanamid Company chemical operator who retired after 30 years, died Friday in Franklin.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth Chapel of Chimes. Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Perry Charles Walker was born Aug. 30, 1904, in Crockett, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marines during the 1920's and 1930's. He was a member of the Honor Guard in Washinton, D.C.

He was preceded in death by wife, Dauththula Walker in 1987.

Survivors: Son, Jerry Walker of Franklin; daughter, Janet Cason of Burleson; grandchildren, Kurt Cason and Julie Jan Walker; and nephew, Jimmy Seaton of Fort Worth.

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

George R. Weyl
FORT WORTH -- George Robert Weyl, 82, a retired shoe sales representative, died Friday at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials: Diabetic Association of Texas, Inc., 3301 Hamilton Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76107.

Mr. Weyl was born April 2, 1914, in Sherman.

He was born to George R. and Thelma Weyl. He was a Fort Worth resident 48 years. He worked as a sales rep for Melville Shoe Corporation 43 years, retiring in 1977. He was a past captain in what was known as the Texas State Guard. He was a 32nd degree Mason and belonged to the Gibraltar Lodge No. 1179 in Dallas. He was also a member of Sandy Lane Christian Church.

Survivors: Wife of 60 years, Eulene Weyl of Fort Worth; son, Randy Weyl and wife, Virginia of Hurst; daughter, Evelyn Moellenhoff and husband, Paul of Fort Worth; six grandchildren, Mike and Brent Clemens, Kathy Hastings, all of Fort Worth, Cindy Hays, Gwen Cantu, George Weyl Jr., all of the Mid-cities area; and four great-grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Donald D. White
ARLINGTON -- Donald Davidson White, 75, an urban planning consultant, died Thursday in Arlington.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth. Burial: Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

Memorials: American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.

Donald Davidson White was born Dec. 20, 1920, in New York, N.Y. He was chairman of city and regional planning department for Kansas State University and had an overseas venture with Justin Boots and Tandy Western Wear. He was a volunteer for the Navy relief and was active in the Boy Scouts, and engineering and planning for VA in Dallas. He had resided in Arlington since 1968 and was a former resident of Manhattan, Kan.

Survivors: Wife, Vivian "Penny" White of Arlington; sister and brother-in- law, Muriel and Bernard Richardson of Massapequa, Long Island, N.Y.; several grand nieces and nephews; and sisters- in-law, Grace and James Straw, and Doris and Harry Herbrandson.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Helen R. White
FORT WORTH -- Helen Ruth White, 81, a retired stock clerk at Harris Hospital, died Friday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Helen White was born Oct. 26, 1914, in Lone Oak.

She was a member of Morningside Baptist Church.

Survivors: Two sons, William Grady White of Fort Worth, Jesse Glen White of Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters, Margaret Bills, Leta Pollard, both of Fort Worth; sister, Lomie Lee Litchfield of Haltom City; 20 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681
 

Ollen Winnett
BURLESON -- Ollen Winnett, 74, a retired foreman for Texas Steel with over 30 years of service, died Friday in Cleburne.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Laurel Land of Burleson Funeral Home. Burial: Bethesda Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: Bethesda Cemetery Fund.

Ollen Winnett was born Oct. 10, 1921, in Azle. He served in the Seabees in the Navy during W.W. II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Walter Winnett and Susie Elviria Wilson.

Survivors: Daughters, Joyce Miller and husband, E.J., of Burleson, Betty Pratt and husband, Jack, of Dublin, and Pat Crecelius and husband, David, of Burleson; sisters, Verna Estes of Fort Worth and Jewell Halyard of Batesville, Ark.; 17 grandchildren; numerous great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson
Burleson, 295-5211

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