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Published Sept. 26, 1996

Joseph D. Allen
BURLESON -- Joseph Daniel Allen, a newborn, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Reece Prairie Baptist Church. Burial: Caddo Cemetery in Joshua.

Joseph Daniel Allen was born Sept. 21, 1996, in Fort Worth.

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

Graves F. Barnett
MINERAL WELLS -- Graves Foster Barnett, 78, a retired medical engineer, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Baum- Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home. Burial: Woodland Park Cemetery.

Graves Foster Barnett was born Sept. 5, 1918, in Whitt.

Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner
Mineral Wells, (817) 325-4422

Faye M. Blasingame
FORT WORTH -- Faye McWhorter Blasingame, 89, a retired self-employed businesswoman, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

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

Faye M. Blasingame was born Oct. 9, 1906, in Waxahachie. She was a resident of Fort Worth for over 60 years. She was a member of West Berry Church of Christ.

Survivors: Sister, Veach Moran of Lubbock; brothers, H. C. McWhorter of Denton and Robert A. McWhorter of Collinsville; and several nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Charles D. Bledsoe
SWEETWATER -- Charles D. Bledsoe, 85, a retired personnel superintendent, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 4 p.m. today at First Christian Church. Officiating: the Rev. Keith Davidson. Burial: Sweetwater Cemetery.

Charles D. Bledsoe was born Dec. 4, 1910, in Somerville and was a lifelong resident of Sweetwater. He married Glyn Weaver on Oct. 22, 1933, in Sweetwater; she preceded him in death Feb. 26, 1995.

Mr. Bledsoe began working at U.S.G. in 1933 and retired Jan. 1, 1976. He was a member of First Christian Church.

Survivors: Daughter, Mrs. Taylor (Charlesa) Carrigan of Keller; brother, Paul Bledsoe of Fort Worth; sister, LaVerne Glass of Farmington, N.M.; niece, Paula Bledsoe of Fort Worth; three grandchildren, Dana Davis of Pasadena, Donna Fisher of Keller and Ken Carrigan of Sweetwater; and three great- grandchildren, Adam Womble of Keller, Ty Davis of Pasadena and Taylor Fisher of Keller.

McCoy Funeral Home
Sweetwater, (915) 235-8666

Lena Boothe
FORT WORTH -- Lena Boothe, 90, a homemaker, died Tuesday in White Settlement.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Lamesa Memorial Park in Lamesa.

Lena Boothe was born Oct. 4, 1905, in Dickens County. She was a member of West Freeway Church of Christ. She had owned and operated Ben Franklin Stores in Lamesa for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Noel E. Boothe, and a son, Ira Boothe.

Survivors: Sons, Melvin Boothe and wife, Anne, of Fort Worth, Ervy Boothe and wife, Zelma, of New Jersey and Jim Bob Boothe and wife, Yuvonne, of Amarillo; brother, J.P. Hale of Brownfield; sister, Thelma East of Mount Bellview; ten grandchildren; and 19 great- grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Homer F. Bridges
GRAHAM -- Homer F. "Frank" Bridges, 87, a retired farmer-rancher, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Morrison Funeral Home. Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery.

Memorials: Graham General Hospice.

Homer F. "Frank" Bridges was born Jan. 22, 1909, in Red Top. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Farm Bureau.

Survivors: Wife, Billie Green Bridges; and several nieces and nephews.

Morrison Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-2121

Jacqueline M. Brown
ARLINGTON -- Jacqueline "Jackie" Michelle Brown, 22, a teacher, died Monday in Greenville, Ala.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Parkview Baptist Church. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Jacqueline "Jackie" Michelle Brown was born March 24, 1974, in Oakland, Calif. She was a graduate of Lamar High School and Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Okla. She was a member of Parkview Baptist Church and also a Sunday school teacher. She taught fifth grade at Green Elementary in Fort Worth. She was a member of Gamma Phi Delta sorority.

Memorials: Mercy Ministries of America, P.O. Box 11060, Nashville, Tenn., 37222.

Survivors: Parents, Paul and Carol Brown of Arlington; brother, William Matthew Brown of Arlington; grandmother, Frances Brown of Garland; special friend, Jimmy Henry of Vancleave, Miss.; aunts, Anita Poling and Sherry Colgrove, both of Bedford, and Joyce Aiken of Galveston; and uncle, Bruce Wheeless of Fort Worth.

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

Vivian Christensen
FORNEY -- Vivian Christensen died Tuesday.

Funeral: 3 p.m. today at Anderson- Clayton Funeral Home. Officiant: Jerry Brown. Burial: Laurel Oaks Memorial Park.

Memorials: Juveniles Diabetes Associations.

Vivian Christensen was born in Dallas. She was an alumni of Forest Avenue High School, class of 1946. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Christensen, on July 10, 1991.

Survivors: Daughters, Vicki Burton and husband, Ken, of Fort Worth, Sheri Garza and husband, Billy, of Forney and Glori Cargile and husband, John, of Gun Barrel City; grandchildren, Charles and Katrinna Garza, Christopher Ward, Christina Hoffman and Crystaleigh Hoffman; sister-in-law, Gudrun White of Forney; and nephew and niece, George and Alice Redpath.

Anderson-Clayton Funeral Home
Mesquite, (214) 285-5489

Mary A.G. Coder
GRANBURY -- Mary Alline Gardner Coder, 74, a department store cosmetician, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Martin's Funeral Home in Granbury. Burial: Brown Cemetery in Aledo. Visitation: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today . Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight.

Mary Alline Gardner Coder was born Oct. 30, 1921, in Fort Worth. She had lived in Granbury since 1982 and previously lived in Arlington. She worked for Dillard's, LTV and Carswell AFB Hospital. She was a member of Pecan Plantation's Ladies Club and Granbury Church of Christ. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother known as "Mimi."

Survivors: Husband, Guy Leroy Coder of Granbury; son, Rick Coder of Houston; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Jack Little of Granbury; brother, Steve Gardner of Tolar; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Martin's Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-1154

Louella Corbin
DUBLIN -- Louella Corbin, 75, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Dublin nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Harrell Funeral Home. Burial: Cottonwood Cemetery in Erath County.

Memorials: Dublin Senior Citizens Center.

Louella Corbin was born Sept. 13, 1921, in Erath County.

Harrell Funeral Home
Dublin, Texas, (817) 445-3311

Jewel L. Cox
FORT WORTH -- Jewel L. Cox, 77, a retired meat cutter for Safeway, died Tuesday at home.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. today in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.

Jewel Cox was born June 12, 1919, in Scurry, Texas. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church and was a longtime employee of Safeway.

Survivors: Husband, Edgar L. Palmer; sons, Bobby Cox of Colorado Springs and Tommy Cox of Fort Worth; daughters, Peggy Strain of Paris, Texas, Frances Thompson and Delita Moody, both of Fort Worth, and Patricia Salazar and Sandra Raistrick, both of Azle; brother, Buster Fortner of Kaufman; sisters, Hazel Jordan and Christine Taylor, both of Forney; 25 grandchildren; 27 great- grandchildren; and two very dear friends, Velma and Bill Davidson of Fort Worth.

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

Fred B. Cozzens
WHITE SETTLEMENT -- Fred Baxter Cozzens, 66, a locksmith, died Saturday at a Dallas hospital.

Memorial service: noon Friday at VFW Post 5617, 7501 Wyatt in White Settlement.

Fred Baxter Cozzens was born March 6, 1930, in Albany, N.Y.

Survivors: Wife, Carolyn S. Cozzens of White Settlement; sons, Fred B. Cozzens II of Fort Worth and Clifford C. Kinne of White Settlement; daughters, Penny Cozzens of Grand Island, N.Y., Patty R. Dillon of Liverpool, N.Y., Michele Morrissey of Syracuse, N.Y., and Deborah Hays of Coconut Beach, Fla.; brother, Edmond C. Cozzens of Syracuse; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Baumgardner Funeral Home
3704 Highway 377 S., 731-8400

Cris Crego
ARLINGTON -- Cris Crego, 61, a business owner, died Saturday at home.

Funeral: 3 p.m. today at Thompson's Harveson & Cole. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

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

Cris Crego was born July 27, 1935, in Detroit, Texas. She co-owned and operated Inventory Specialist Inc. and several other businesses with her husband.

Mrs. Crego was a Methodist. She was preceded in death by her son, Allen Mosely.

Survivors: Husband, Roger Crego of Arlington; sons, Randy Crego and his wife, Donna, of Mansfield and Ron Crego of Arlington; daughters, Debra Goad and her husband, Nigel, of Keller and Linda Sheikh and her husband, Munis, of McKinney; nine grandchildren; mother, Christine Reep of Oklahoma City; brother, Wayne Reep of Oklahoma City; and aunt, Evelyn Francis of Oklahoma City.

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

Neil Daniel
FORT WORTH -- Neil Daniel, 64, a professor of English at Texas Christian University, died of cancer Saturday at his home.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. today at Robert Carr Chapel, TCU campus.

Memorial gifts may be made to Ryan Place Improvement Association, Box 11473, Fort Worth 76110, or Creative Writing Awards Day at TCU English Department, Box 32872, Fort Worth 76129.

Neil Daniel was born June 26, 1932, in Minneapolis, Minn. He graduated from the Taft School in 1950 and received his bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees from Southern Methodist University and his doctorate from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Mr. Daniel taught English at Suffield Academy in Suffield, Conn., and at North Texas State University before joining the English Department of TCU in 1966. As a professor of English, he specialized in composition, grammar, professional writing, creative writing and Old English language and literature. He served two terms as chair of the TCU English Department.

His many publications include three books, `A Guide to Style and Mechanics, Flexible Pacing for Able Learners' and `Educating Able Learners,' as well as over 100 chapters and articles in textbooks and academic and popular journals.

Neil Daniel was a neighborhood activist. He and his wife, Marcella, were involved in the Ryan Place Improvement Association. Together they wrote and produced the association newsletter and organized the annual Ryan Run and the Ryan Place Parade. Neil also organized neighborhood singalongs and for 10 years he wrote and directed the Ryan Place Fourth of July musical.

By willing his body to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, he will continue his role of teaching students, a role he cherished for his entire life.

Survivors: Wife, Marcella; children, Christopher Neil Daniel, Thomas Lewis Daniel, Jody Daniel Miller, Monette Dulaney and Glendon Blount; siblings, Thomas Daniel, Bino Scanlon and John Daniel; and grandchildren, Paige and Melanie Daniel and Beth and Neil Daniel.

Eunice H. Davenport
CLEBURNE -- Eunice H. Davenport, 93, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Cleburne.

Memorial service: 4 p.m. Friday at Martin's Funeral Home.

Eunice H. Davenport was born Sept. 3, 1903, in Hood County.

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

Golden Davis
FORT WORTH -- Golden Davis, 81, a retired construction worker, died Monday at home.

Funeral: noon Saturday at Paradise Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Chapel.

Golden Davis was born Feb. 12, 1915, in Oxford, La. He was a member of Paradise Baptist Church.

Survivors: Brothers, Wilbur Davis of Fort Worth, the Rev. Robert Davis of Compton, Calif., and Floyd Davis of Menlo Park, Calif.; and goddaughters, Hattie Timms and Rena Cofer.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781

Ida Maye Davis
MANSFIELD -- Ida Maye Davis, 84, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Mansfield.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Oakdale Baptist Church in Mansfield. Burial: Mansfield Cemetery.

Ida Maye Davis was born May 7, 1912, in Shelby County, Texas. She was a member of Oakdale Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Davis, and her son, Douglas M. Davis.

Survivors: Daughter-in-law, Jeanne Davis Morgan of Arlington; grandchildren, Mike Davis and his wife, Karen, of Joshua, and Kathy Martin and her husband, Robert, of Arlington; and great- grandchildren, Chris Davis of Richland Hills, Tyler and Nikki Martin of Arlington and Kayla, Kelsey and Trent Kaspar of Joshua.

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

Mason C. Davis Jr.
DALLAS -- Mason C. Davis Jr., 71, a retired salesman, died Sunday in Dallas.

Funeral: Was Wednesday at Restland Funeral Home. Burial: Restland Memorial Park.

Mason C. Davis Jr. was born April 16, 1925, in Alvarado.

Restland Funeral Home
Dallas, (214) 238-7111

William E. Doolittle
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- William E. Doolittle, 79, a retired die sinker, died Tuesday in North Richland Hills.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at St. John the Apostle Church in North Richland Hills. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, to St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 7341 Glenview Drive, North Richland Hills; or local Alzheimer's Association.

William E. Doolittle was born June 27, 1917, in Southington, Conn. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Die Sinkers and was a fine craftsman.

Survivors: Wife, Helen Doolittle of North Richland Hills; son, William Doo little and wife, Diane, of Austin; daughter, Karen Doolittle of Stillwater, Minn.; brothers, Leon C. Doolittle of Marion, Conn., and Howard C. Doolittle of Fort Worth; sisters, Helen Wilkes of Baldwin, N.Y.; grandchildren, William E. Doolittle IV of Galveston and David C. Doolittle and John Galen Doolittle, both of Austin; and several nieces and nephews.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Wanda Dunn
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Wanda Dunn, 70, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Highland Meadows Christian Church, 2600 Hall- Johnson Road in Colleyville. Burial: Greenwood Mausoleum.

Wanda Dunn was born April 6, 1926, in Frankston. She was a member of Highland Meadows Christian Church.

Survivors: Husband, Nolan "Gene" Dunn of North Richland Hills; daughter, Dana Dykes and her husband, Jerrel, of Fort Worth; brother, Lloyd Holland of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Kelly Dykes and his wife, Darra, of Euless, Timothy Dykes of Bedford, Andi Taylor and her husband, Shane, of Euless, and Chris Dykes and his wife, Tammy, of Richland Hills; great- grandchildren, Drew and Patrick Taylor and Joshua Dykes; numerous nieces, nephews and special cousins; and special friends.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Stacia M. Faust
ARLINGTON -- Stacia M. Faust, 79, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Arlington.

Funeral: None planned.

Stacia M. Faust was born July 28, 1917, in Wallingford, Conn.

Survivors: Three stepchildren; one brother; and five sisters.

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

Douglas Flynn
GAINESVILLE -- Douglas Flynn, 74, a retired Sinclair Oil production foreman with 36 years of service, died Tuesday at a Denton hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Gainesville. Masonic graveside service: Fairview Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at Clement-Keel Funeral Home.

Memorials: Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, Texas 79174.

Douglas Flynn was born Nov. 13, 1921, in Morris, Okla.

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

Yierra J. Ford
FORT WORTH -- Yierra Jalanesse Ford, a newborn, died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. today in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

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

Bennie J. Garrett
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Bennie J. Garrett, 61, a jet/turbine mechanic, died Tuesday at a Dallas medical center.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Bean- Massey-Burge Funeral Home. Burial: Southland Memorial Park.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Bennie J. Garrett was born Nov. 11, 1934, in Fruitvale.

Survivors: Wife, Carla Garrett of Dallas; sons and daughters-in-law, Russell and Deanna Thacker of Richardson and Jeff and Larisa Garrett of Ottawa, Kan.; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Ronny Thomas of Grand Prairie; daughters, Deann Raburn of Baton Rouge, La., and Twana Garrett of Fort Worth; brother, Bobby Garrett of Greencastle, Ind.; sister, Eva Nell Johnston of Kemp; and 12 grandchildren.

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

Margaret Gore
COMANCHE -- Margaret "Marty" Gore, 68, a dance instructor, died Tuesday at a Brownwood hospital.

Private funeral: To be held later for the family. Rosary was Wednesday at Comanche Funeral Home.

Memorials: Comanche Public Library or a charity of choice.

Margaret "Marty" Gore was born Nov. 3, 1927, in Brownwood to Ned and Rozier Snyder. On June 12, 1958, she married Jimmy Gore.

Survivors: Husband, Jimmy E. Gore of Comanche; and brother, Dr. Ned Snyder of Brownwood.

Comanche Funeral Home
Comanche, (915) 356-2531

Darla S. Harabedoff
FORT WORTH -- Darla Sue "Susie" Harabedoff, 39, died Tuesday at home.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Friday in Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Darla Sue "Susie" Harabedoff was born April 23, 1957, in Wichita Falls and was called home on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1996, after her courageous battle with cancer. She was a most giving, loving wife, mother, daughter and sister. For all who knew her, she touched our lives and made them better. She had lived in Fort Worth for 15 years and was employed through Kmart as a manager for Little Caesar's where she had worked the past 14 years.

Survivors: Husband, Larry Harabedoff of Fort Worth; children, Christopher Harabedoff, Richard Harabedoff and Marie Nicole Harabedoff, all of Fort Worth; grandson, Zachary Harabedoff of Fort Worth; parents, Hunter and Shirley Golladay of Duncan, Okla.; sisters and brother-in-law, Dana Ann Heberle of Arlington, Sandra Kay Golladay of Norman, Okla., and Desra Lynn and Gary Adams of Rockwall; stepbrother, Monty Golladay of Oklahoma City; sisters-in-law and husbands, Connie and David Collins of Cleburne, Jan and Wayne Morin of The Woodlands and Phillis Harris of Cleburne; nieces, Melissa Sillavan, Jennifer Putty and Bobbie Janelle Snyder; nephews, Clayton Adams, Gary Adams, Bobby Collins, Brian Collins and David Brand; great-nephew, Bryan-tre Sillavan; aunts and uncles, Maxine and Dale Russell and Billy Rogers, all of Wichita Falls; and numerous cousins.

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

Lois G. Hightower
HURST -- Lois Garrett Hightower, 91, a retired librarian, died Tuesday at a Euless nursing home.

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

Lois Garrett Hightower was born March 22, 1905, in Smithfield, Texas. She was a member of Pleasant Run Baptist Church in Colleyville.

Survivors: Son, Milton L. and wife, Mary Hightower, of North Richland Hills; daughters, Beverly and husband, James Sims, of Hurst and Gaye and husband, Bill Grant, of North Richland Hills; and great-grandchildren, Bryan and Kourtney Sims and Chad, Sean and Shane Grant.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Gary B. Howard
COLLEYVILLE -- Gary Ben Howard, 34, a self-employed truck driver, died Sunday in Dallas.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Calvary Pentecostal Church. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth.

Gary Ben Howard was born April 9, 1962, in Fort Worth. He was a member of Calvary Pentecostal Church, enjoyed recreational sports, especially basketball, and was an accomplished horseman and musician.

Survivors: Wife, Dianna Howard of Colleyville; sons, Jasmon Howard and Layunscae Howard, both of Colleyville; parents, Ben and Betty Howard of Fort Worth; brothers, Kenneth Hunter and Byron Howard, both of Fort Worth, and Barry Pittman of Arlington; sisters, Cynthia Marks, Sylvia Wilson, Donna West, Barbara Adams and Hope Ellis, all of Fort Worth; grandmother, Lola Mathis of Fort Worth; grandfather, Albert Andrews of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Ray L. Jordan
TULIA -- Ray Lynn Jordan, 76, a farmer, died Wednesday in Amarillo.

Graveside service: 4 p.m. Saturday in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia. Officiating: the Rev. Jesse Hodge of First United Methodist Church of Tulia.

Ray Lynn Jordan was born June 15, 1920, in Tulia. A World War II veteran, he served in the Army as a member of the 7th Armored Division, receiving five Bronze Stars for participation in the Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central European campaigns. He was also awarded the American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Belgian Fourragere Medal. He was a lifelong resident of Tulia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Mary G. Jordan of Tulia.

Survivors: Daughter, Mary Lynn Kunkel of San Antonio; son, Randy Jordan of Arlington; brother, Dr. Jack Jordan of Floydada; and five grandchildren.

Wallace Funeral Home
Tulia, (806) 995-3742

Bessie M. Kelley
BLUE MOUND -- Bessie M. Kelley, 90, a homemaker, died Wednesday in North Richland Hills.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

Bessie M. Kelley was born Jan. 31, 1906, in Parker County. She was a former resident of Keller for 45 years. She was a member of Keller Methodist Church and a life member of Women Methodist Union. She was a beloved mother, Granny and friend.

She married Roy Bascom Kelley on Nov. 22, 1925, in Weatherford. They were married for 50 years and he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a son, Guy E. Kelley.

Survivors: Son, Roy C. Kelley of Burleson; daughters, Virginia "Ginger" Bentley of Irving and Martha Ann Boyles of Blue Mound; 11 grandchildren; 18 great- grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Mary A. Kimbro
FORT WORTH -- Mary Alice Kimbro, 71, a homemaker, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Guardian Funeral Home. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.

Mary Kimbro was born Aug. 27, 1925, in Edmond, Okla.

Survivors: Husband, Robert Kimbro of Fort Worth; son, Robert E. Kimbro of Kissimmee, Fla.; daughters, Alice Marie Sutton of Copperas Cove, Crystal Elaine Pointer of Fort Worth and Frances Gaileen Sessums of Springtown; brothers, Fred Farrow and Rollie Farrow, both of Texas, and Russell Farrow of Oklahoma; sister, Joyce Wheeler of Texas; nine grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

Guardian Funeral Home
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

Roger H. Kirchway
ARLINGTON -- Roger H. Kirchway, 66, a retired constable/police officer, died Monday at home.

Memorial service: 7 tonight at Blessing Funeral Home. Burial: private.

Roger H. Kirchway was born Dec. 31, 1929, in Fond du Lac, Wis. He was married to Sherry Abercrombie on Nov. 5, 1970, in Chicago. Sherry is employed at Pixie's Dog Grooming in Arlington.

Survivors: Wife, Sherry Kirchway of Arlington; sons, Roger Kirchway Jr. and Rick Kirchway, both of Illinois; daughters, Rebecca Kirchway of Illinois; brother, Ross Kirchway of Oregon; sister, Virginia Blank of Illinois; and one granddaughter.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555

Edwin D. Kuykendall Jr.
GRANBURY -- Edwin "Eddie" Dillard Kuykendall Jr., 64, retired former owner of Kuykendall Insurance Agency in Fort Worth, Texas, died Sunday in Granbury.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. Burial: Private.

Edwin Kuykendall Jr. was born July 27, 1932, in Fort Worth. He was a member of Elm Grove Assembly of God Church. He was a Granbury resident since 1985. He was active in his church and was an active ham operator, watching weather.

Memorials: Elm Grove Assembly of God Church, P.O. Box 550, Tolar, Texas 76476.

Survivors: Wife, Nadra Arnold Kuykendall of Granbury; cousin, Wayne Kuykendall of Tolar; and a host of friends.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
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Kenneth Magee
BEDFORD -- Kenneth Magee, 82, a New York Postal Service worker for 20 years, died Tuesday in Bedford.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Friday in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Kenneth Magee was born Sept. 9, 1914, in Staton Island, N.Y. He served in the military during World War II and was a survivor of Pearl Harbor. He was a member of VFW Post No. 9190 and American Legion Post 379.

Survivors: Wife, Anne Magee; stepson, James Greene of Shirley, N.Y.; and grandchildren, Robert, Matthew and Jacquline Greene, Lisamarie Bannes and Margie and Georgia Piper.

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

Edwin H. Mammen
BEDFORD -- Edwin H. Mammen, 75, a retired Air Force officer, died of cancer Sunday at home.

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

Memorials: American Cancer Society, 3301 West Freeway, Fort Worth 76107.

Edwin H. Mammen was born May 22, 1921, in Hay Springs, Neb. He attended Chadron State College and the University of Nebraska before World War II and completed his degree with a master's degree in engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1960. He was chapter president of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers in 1966-67.

Edwin Mammen served in the Air Force from 1942 to 1964. He began his service in the Pacific in World War II and ended his service at the Intelligence Office in Germany.

After retiring from the military and working as an engineer in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, he owned Mammen and Co. Realtors in Hurst. While a Realtor, he was active in the local chamber of commerce.

Mr. Mammen was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years and the Temple of the Shrine. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Hurst.

Survivors: Wife, Nancy Mammen of Bedford; daughter, Mary Mammen of Arlington; son, Mark Mammen of Jamestown, Ohio; and sister, Patricia Pinney of Chadron, Neb.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Curtis Maxwell
BENBROOK -- Curtis Maxwell, 69, a retired veteran of the Air Force, died Tuesday in Benbrook.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Benbrook Cemetery.

Curtis Maxwell was born Jan. 5, 1927, in Warsaw, Ky.

Survivors: Wife, Frances Maxwell of Benbrook; son, Woody Rains of Valleyview; daughters, Susie Cody of Benton, Ark., and Glenda Ivey of Watauga; brothers, James Maxwell Jr. and Wilson Maxwell, both of Warsaw, Ky.; sister, Della Perry of Covington, Ky.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Baumgardner Funeral Home
3704 Highway 377 S., 731-8400

Paul A. McDeavitt
DALLAS -- Paul Arthur McDeavitt, 58, a commercial and residential building developer, died Monday at home.

Memorial Mass: 11 a.m. today at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Duncanville.

Paul Arthur McDeavitt was born Jan. 15, 1938, in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Survivors: Wife, Barbara McDeavitt; sons, Paul McDeavitt Jr., Patrick and Michael McDeavitt; daughters, Celeste and Mary Kay; and five grandchildren.

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

Manuel Mendez
FORT WORTH -- Manuel Mendez, 21, a construction worker, died Monday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today. Rosary: 7 tonight at Alonzo Funeral Home.

Manuel Mendez was born July 8, 1975, in Fort Worth. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Survivors: Mother, Clara J. Mendez; sisters, Ann Marie Mendez, Linda Mendez and Lucy Mendez; grandparents, Jesse Vasquez and Lenora Vasquez; god son, Joe Jesse Mendez; fiance, Geneva Mendez; nieces, Therese Mendez and Angelica Fraire; nephew, Samuel Alexander Maldonado; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Alonzo Funeral Home
2301 Ephriham Ave., 740-9091

H.N. Miller Jr.
HALTOM CITY -- H.N. "Hank" Miller Jr., 77, a retired research chemist, died Sunday.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. today in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

H.N. "Hank" Miller Jr. was born Nov. 1, 1918, in Sweetwater. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Wheeler.

Survivors: Sons, Jon Miller of Springville, Ark., and Joe Miller of Mansfield; daughter, Nancy Kienzle of Keller; sisters, Minnie McCarty of Amarillo, Inez Byrd of Midland and Marguirete Forest of Portales, N.M.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

W.O. Muncy
MANSFIELD -- W.O. "Bill" Muncy, 87, a retired floral designer, died Tuesday at a Mansfield nursing center.

Funeral: Private family service.

W.O. Muncy was born in West, Texas.

Memorials: American Lung Association.

Survivors: Wife, Betty Muncy of Mansfield; sons, Woody Muncy of Fort Worth and Billy Muncy of Mansfield; daughter, Cynthia Betterton of Fort Worth; brothers, Bailey Muncy of Fort Worth, Willard Muncy of Rockwall and Bobbie Muncy of Amarillo; sisters, Bonnie Chandler of Pilot Point, Maxine Williams of East Texas, Dixie Roma Seith of Waco and Marie Muncy of Tyler; nine grandchildren; and 14 great- grandchildren.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555

Weldon A. Rippy
CORPUS CHRISTI -- Weldon A. Rippy, 84, passed away Monday in Corpus Christi.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Service. Burial: Seaside Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials: Lost Pet Hotline, which offers adoption/foster home services, at (512) 882-7387.

Weldon A. Rippy was born in Keller and reared in Fort Worth. He was a 1930 graduate of Diamond Hill High School in Fort Worth and graduated from John Tarleton Agricultural College. He was in the Army during World War II, serving in the Pacific. He rose from corporal to lieutenant colonel and was a veteran of 22 months' fighting in New Guinea and the Philippines. He received the Combat Infantryman Badge, Air Medal and the Bronze Star. He also received the Air Medal for aerial observations over enemy territory on Luzon.

After the war he was a public accountant in Corpus Christi as a partner in the old firm of McGee, Dryden and Rippy. He served on the Draft Board, the Nueces County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Boards, Nueces County Hospital District Board and the Nueces County Juvenile Probation Board.

Survivors: Daughter, Pat Rippy of Corpus Christi; and Madeleine Connelley of Fort Worth, Michael, Sarah, Todd and Melissa Connelley of Bedford, Carolyn, Ron and Laronna McGehee of Bedford, Felix and Elizabeth Rippy of Austin and Frances, Conrad and Marguerite Rippy of Muncie, Ind.

Maxwell P. Dunne Funeral Service
Corpus Christi, (512) 884-2411

Walter P. Roach Sr.
FORT WORTH -- Walter P. "Coach" Roach Sr., 82, a retired TCU football coach, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Walter Roach Sr. was born April 2, 1914, in Celeste, Texas.

Special thanks to all the staff and nurses at Renaissance Park for taking special care of our father.

Survivors: Wife, Bennie E. Roach of Fort Worth; son, Walter P. Roach Jr. and wife, Rebecca, of Dallas; daughter, Ann Roach Porhamer and husband, John L., of Fort Worth; granddaughter, Whitney Price Roach of Dallas; grandson, Logan P. Roach of Dallas; and sister-in-law, Anne Price MacKenzie of Longview.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Anna B. Robbins
FORT WORTH -- Anna Bell Robbins, 79, a homemaker, died Tuesday in North Richland Hills.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Friday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Anna Robbins was born Aug. 31, 1917, in Lewisville.

Survivors: Son, James Crotwell of Livingston; and daughters, Barbara Danley of Fort Worth and Dorothy Avriti of Houston.

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

Ross Shippey
BURLESON -- Ross Shippey, 85, retired from Mrs Bairds Bakeries in sales and supervisor with 60 years of service, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church of Burleson. Burial: Burleson Memorial Park.

Ross Shippey was born March 26, 1911, in Palmer.

Survivors: Wife, Clara Shippey of Burleson; son, Don Ross Shippey of the Philippines; daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Rufus Adkins of Burleson; grandchildren, Beverly and Joe Waldrep of San Francisco, Calif., Scott and Cindy Adkins of Fort Worth, Chris and Christy Adkins of Burleson and Don Ross Shippey Jr. of the Philippines; and five great- grandchildren.

Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson
Burleson, 295-5211

Ben H. Simpson
FORT WORTH -- Ben H. Simpson, 88, a teacher in various Tarrant County schools, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Wake: 7 tonight.

Memorials: Charity of choice.

Ben H. Simpson was born Feb. 25, 1908, in Waco.

Survivors: Wife, Louise Simpson; 22 nephews; and 27 nieces.

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

Abraham Solorio Jr.
ARLINGTON -- Abraham Solorio Jr., 18, a student, died Monday in Mansfield.

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Jude Catholic Church in Mansfield. Burial: in Mexico. Rosary: 7 tonight at Blessing Funeral Home.

Mr. Solorio was born March 4, 1978, in Los Angeles.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555

Dorothy B. Stewart
GORDON -- Dorothy B. Stewart, 82, a homemaker, died Monday at a Stephenville hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church of Gordon. Burial: Russell Chapel Cemetery near Gordon.

Dorothy B. Stewart was born Oct. 10, 1913, in Grand Prairie.

Edwards Funeral Home
Strawn, (817) 672-5231

Audrey R. Stewart
RHOME -- Audrey Ruth Stewart, 76, a retired teacher with 30 years of service, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Fairview Baptist Church in Wise Co. Burial: Justin Cemetery in Justin. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at Coker Funeral Home.

Memorials: Fairview Baptist Church.

Audrey Ruth Stewart was born Nov. 7, 1919, in Fort Worth. She married Charles E. Stewart on Jan. 14, 1939 in Fairview. She was a member of the State Retired Teacher Association, Fort Worth Retired Teacher Association, KKI Sorority in Fort Worth and Business and Professional Womens Club in Justin. She taught in Fort Worth for 28 years.

She was preceded in death by a son, David Stewart on July 14, 1991.

Survivors: Husband, Charles E. Stewart of Rhome; daughter, Saundra McKittrick of Sioux Falls, S.D.; brother, J. C. Brammer of Stanton, Calif.; sister, Evelyn Behr of Dearborn, Mich.; granddaughter, Deborah Bechtle of Deadwood, S.D.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959

William H. Theiss
MIDLOTHIAN -- William H. Theiss, a YMCA director, died Wednesday in Dallas.

Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church of Midlothian. Officiating: the Revs. Gary Mauldin and Charles Hundley.

Memorials: Bill Theiss Scholarship Fund at the Texas YMCA Youth and Government Program, in lieu of flowers.

Mr. Theiss was born Oct. 17, 1923, in Detroit, Mich. He was a member of the Midlothian Lions Club, YMCA Retirement Group and First United Methodist CHurch. He served in the Army as a staff sergeant. On Sept. 3, 1949, he married Mary Jo Klotc in Massilon, Ohio.

Mr. Theiss was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathleen Churchill, in November 1993.

Survivors: Wife, Mary Jo Klotc Theiss of Midlothian; son, Robert Paul Theiss of Eugene, Ore.; daughters, Jamie Hamsch of Langing, Kan., Susan Hangolin of Irving and Carol Wooley of Palmer; brother, Robert Theiss of North Olmstead, Ohio; sisters, Helen Louise Ibbotson of Greenville, S.C., and Marge Hill of Greer, S.C.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Coward Funeral Home
Midlothian, (214) 723-3407

Dorothy A. Theo
ARLINGTON -- Dorothy Allen Theo, 64, a dry cleaners counter person, died Sept. 20 in Arlington.

Memorial service: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home.

Dorothy Allen Theo was born March 26, 1932.

Survivors: Brothers, William T. O'Neill of Venus, Orville O'Neill of Dallas and James R. O'Neill of Arlington; and sisters, Shirley Conner of Abilene and Barbara Underwood of Lewisville.

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

Raymond J. West
FORT WORTH -- Raymond John "Jack" West, 63, an orthopedic surgeon, died Monday at home.

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. today at Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetry. Pallbearers: Kenneth Pearce, MD; Henry Janzen; Charles Bryant; Frank Bettinger; John J. Byrne and John McBride.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Dr. Raymond John "Jack" West was born Nov. 8, 1932, in Fort Worth. He graduated from Laneri High School, the University of Notre Dame (1954, bachelor of science) and the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston (1958, MD). He interned at Philadelphia General Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. (1958- 59); and did residencies in orthopedic surgery at Dallas Veterans Hospital (1961-63 and '64- 65) and Carrie Tingle Hospital, Albuquerque, N.M. (1963-64).

He was a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and a member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Tarrant County Medical Society, Tarrant County Orthopedic Society, Texas Orthopedic Association and Notre Dame Alumni Medical Society.

Dr. West was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Flusche West.

Survivors: Son, Raymond Scott West and his wife, Lynn, of Fort Worth; grandson, Raymond Kyle West of Fort Worth; sisters, Betty Mitchell and Margaret Gibson, both of Fort Worth; nephews and nieces; and his companion of years, Maria J. Grant.

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

Gwendolyn Woodford
FORT WORTH -- Gwendolyn Toots Poff Woodford, 88, a retired WBAP office associate, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Friday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at Thompson's Harveson & Cole.

Gwendolyn Toots Poff Woodford was born Nov. 23, 1907, in Fort Worth. She was a member of the North Fort Worth Woman's Club and the Elks Club. She was the widow of A.M. Woodford and was also preceded in death by her sisters, Imojean Follansbee, Beulah Cranston and Agnes Garman.

Survivors: Brothers, H. Bryan Poff and William Edward Poff, both of Fort Worth; and nephews and nieces.

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

Frederick C. Zeeb
FORT WORTH -- Frederick C. Zeeb, 89, a retired cabinet builder, died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at South Park Baptist Church in Crowley. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park.

Frederick C. Zeeb was born April 19, 1907, in Patterson, N.J. He died suddenly on Sunday. He was a retired cabinet builder and a World War II veteran. He was a member of South Park Baptist Church.

Survivors: Wife of 58 years, Bertie E. Zeeb of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in- law, Merlene and Don Beard of Joshua; grandchildren, Don and wife, Julie Beard, of Joshua, Jeffrey Beard of Joshua and Shellie Beard of Fort Worth; six great- grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many close friends.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

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