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Published Sept. 29, 1996

Wilma J. Bland
FORT WORTH -- Wilma Jean "Tootsie" Bland, 76, a retired credit manager for Texas State Optical, died Friday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Brown, Gause-Ware, Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Wilma Jean "Tootsie" Bland was born June 21, 1920, in Tupelo, Okla. She did volunteer work for the senior citizens of Forest Hill and Helping Hands. Her interests were in raising her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and in helping others.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Cliett Mayes, two years ago.

Survivors: Husband of 57 years, Amzy L. Bland of Fort Worth; son, Amzy L. Bland Jr. of Fort Worth; daughter, Beverly J. Schroeder of Hurst; sister, Willie Harmon of Tupelo; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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

Arthur Brown
CLEBURNE -- Arthur Brown, 81, a retired maintenance worker, died Wednesday in Pecos.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. Burial: Greenlawn Memorial Park. Visitation: Noon to 8 tonight at Baker Funeral Home.

Mr. Brown was born Oct. 8, 1914, in Brenham.

Baker Funeral Home
301 E. Rosedale St., 332-4468
 

Lidia M. Carter
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Lidia M. Carter, 49, a marketeer and researcher, died Friday in Weatherford.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 2 to 5 p.m. today.

Lidia Carter was born July 14, 1947, in Augusta, Ga.

Memorials: American Alzheimers Association.

Survivors: Husband, Thomas Carter of North Richland Hills; sons, Richard Carter of Fort Drum, N.Y., and Phillip Carter of Edwards AFB, Calif.; daughter, Katherine Little of Decatur; father, Lawrence Elliott of Olla, La.; brothers, Doc, James, Michael and Tim Elliot, all of Fort Worth, and Steven Elliott of Victoria; sister, Rebecca McClure of Weatherford; and six grandchildren.

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

Leslie E. Goodman
CLEBURNE -- Leslie E. Goodman, 86, a retired pastor, died Saturday at a Cleburne hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cleburne Bible Church. Burial: Greenacres Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home.

Leslie Goodman was born Aug. 5, 1910, in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. He was a member of Cleburne Bible Church. He was an ordained minister for 53 years. He was a missionary in Brazil from 1935 to 1939. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1954 and obtained U.S. citizenship on Aug. 5, 1959, on his birthday.

Memorials: Gospel Missionary Union, 10,000 N. Oak, Kansas City, Mo., 64155.

Survivors: Wife, Marjorie W.D. Goodman of Cleburne; sons and daughters- in-law, Harding and Carol Goodman of Colleyville and Brian and Janet Goodman of Cleburne; daughters and sons- in-law, Suzanne and John Walcott of Columbus, Wis., and Adrienne and Col. Rob Owen of Montgomery, Ala.; sister, Phyllis Grant of Oban, Scotland; grandchildren, Michelle and Dr. Bruce Tharp of Victoria, Tui Walcott, Tim Walcott and Thom Walcott, all of Columbus, Wis., Heather Owen and Jordan Owen, both of Montgomery, Ala., and Joshua Goodman and Caleb Goodman, both of Cleburne; and great-granddaughter, Ainsley Tharp of Victoria.

Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield
Cleburne, 558-2322
 

Cleo J. Griffin
HURST -- Cleo J. Griffin, a vocational nurse who retired in 1981, died Saturday at a Bedford nursing center.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Monday in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Reverend Joe Stevens of Glen Garden Baptist Church will officiate.

Cleo Griffin was born Dec. 3, 1909. She attended Glen Garden Baptist Church, but was a charter member of Cowden Street Baptist Church, where she was a church clerk, pianist and Sunday school teacher. She was a nurse for Dr. B.H. Carrol and retired from nursing in 1981.

Survivors: Sons, Bob Gayle and Joe Gayle, both of Anchorage, Alaska; sisters, Audrey, Beth and Bill; five grandsons; four granddaughters; seven great- grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Burley M. Hahn
FORT WORTH -- Burley Mae Hahn, 86, died Saturday at home.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Annetta Cemetery. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. today.

Burley Hahn was born May 23, 1910, in Kosciusko, Miss. She moved to this area at the age of 10 with her parents J.F. "Bud" and Lillie Mae Paramore. She was a member of Decatur Avenue Church of Christ. She was married 57 years to Richard Hahn Sr., who preceded her in death in January 1990. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Marcell Hahn.

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

Survivors: Sons and daughters-in- law, Jack and Bobby King of Fort Worth and Richard and Sammie of Haltom City; daughter, Lillian McFarlin of Haltom City; brothers, Lloyd R. Paramore of Hurst and Jake B. Paramore of Decatur; sisters, Mary B. Swain of Bedford and Mavis Smith of Fort Worth; eight grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

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

John C. Harvey
FORT WORTH -- John C. "Jack" Harvey, 78, a retired oil and gas producer, died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital following a heart attack.

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Celebrant: Father Warren Murphy. Scripture service: 4 p.m. today at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home.

Memorials: Building Fund at St. Andrew Catholic Church, or to a charity of choice.

Mr. Harvey was born July 4, 1918, in New York City and was a graduate of Manhattan Prep and West Virginia University, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

During World War II, he served as a naval officer, achieving the rank of lieutenant commander. Early in the war, he served on destroyers escorting convoys in the North Atlantic to Russia. He later served on the minesweeper USS Steady, where he participated in five invasions.

Mr. Harvey moved to Midland, Texas, in February 1946, where he was associated with Plymouth Oil Co. In 1952, he joined Southland Royalty Co. at its Midland office. In 1955, Mr. Harvey became a Fort Worth resident and retired in 1977 as vice president of Southland Royalty Co. He then established J.C. Harvey Oil & Gas Co. and had an active drilling program in North and West Texas. He retried a second time in 1982.

Since 1955, Mr. Harvey had been an active member of St. Andrew Catholic Church. He was a member of Serra Club and the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre with the rank of knight commander with star.

He was a charter member of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen and a member and past president of the local chapter. He was also a longtime member of the Fort Worth Petroleum Club and the DeCordova Bend Country Club in Granbury.

Among his favorite pastimes were gourmet cooking, watercolor painting, solving difficult crossword puzzles and reading. He also devoted much of his time to helping others.

Survivors: His loving wife of 54 years, Catherine; sons, Jim of Dallas and Michael and his wife, Brenda, and their daughter, Claire, of Houston; sister, Mrs. Joseph Tague of Hampton Bay, N.Y.; nieces, Mary Mackin of Arlington, Mrs. David Miller of Fort Knox, Ky., Mrs. Gary Langevin of Princeton, Mass., Mrs. James Reppermund of Howell, N.J., and Mrs. Peter Ruma of Toledo, Ohio; great- nephew, Brian Mackin of Arlington; and numerous cousins and friends.

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

Lucille Hawkins
HALTOM CITY -- Lucille Hawkins, 79, a homemaker, died Friday at home.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Monday in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Lucille Hawkins was born Nov. 15, 1916, in Gunter, Texas. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Haltom City and Ridgecrest Baptist Church.

Mrs. Hawkins was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice L. Hawkins, on April 5, 1985.

Survivors: Daughters, Carol Reed of Fort Worth and Cheryl Cox of Irving; three grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

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

Ralph W. Hindman
BURLESON-- Ralph W. Hindman, 59, a senior research chemist for NCH Corporation, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Crestmont Baptist Church of Burleson. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Mr. Hindman was born April 24, 1937, in Bismarck, N.D., and died after a very short battle with cancer. He also lived in the Chicago area for many years before moving to Burleson 18 years ago. He was an active member of Crestmont Baptist Church in Burleson and sang in the church choir.

He was a loving husband and father and wonderful grandfather to his grandchildren.

Survivors: Wife, Beverly Hindman of Burleson; sons, Mark Hindman and Steve Hindman, both of Burleson; daughter, Ruthie Tate of Burleson; mother, Viola Hoyle of Burbank, Ill.; sister, Ramona Toppel of Hickory Hills, Ill.; grandchildren, Caley Hindman, Addie Hindman and Ethan Tate, all of Burleson; and one brother.

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

Richard C. Holloway
HIGHLAND VILLAGE -- Richard Carroll Holloway, 65, died Saturday at home.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. Monday at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Lewisville. Officiating: Linda Strange.

Memorials: Animal Rescue League of Denton County, PO Box 294375, Lewisville, 75067 or Ann's Haven Hospice, 216 W. Mulberry St., Denton 76201.

Richard Holloway was born Nov. 5, 1930, in Watonga, Okla., to Hubert J. and Viola Mae Johnson Holloway. He married Laura Allen March 25, 1981, in Memphis, Tenn. He was a graduate of Texas Christian University and served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He worked in sales and marketing of packaging materials and equipment for Anaconda, R.P. Anderson Co., Inc. He later worked at Petco Animal Supplies.

Survivors: Wife, Laura Holloway of Highland Village; daughters, Sydney Williams of Mineral Wells and Kerrie Apple of North Richland Hills; sister, Patricia Luffman of Houston; brother, Lloyd Holloway of Houston; and grandchildren, Kendall Apple and Hunter Fuentes.

Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home
Lewisville, (214) 436-4581
 

Bedford A. Kennedy
BRIDGEPORT -- Bedford Arthur Kennedy, 78, a retired trucking contractor and owner of "Almost Paradise" R.V. Park, died Friday at a Denton hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Bridgeport. Burial: East Bridgeport Cemetery.

Bedford Kennedy was born July 16, 1918, in Bridgeport. He was a member of the Weatherford Melon Busters Camping Club. He served in the Army during World War II. He married Marie Slagle July 26, 1941, in Bridgeport.

Survivors: Wife, Marie Kennedy of Bridgeport; sons, DaWayne Kennedy and Gaylord Kennedy, both of Bridgeport; daughters, Carla Provence and Darla Kleam, both of Bridgeport; brother, Weldon Kennedy of Bridgeport; sister, Joyce Bailey of Mesquite; nine grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.

Hawkins Funeral Home
Bridgeport, (817) 683-2211
 

Gilbert R. Loudermilk
BURLESON -- Gilbert Ray Loudermilk, 61, a retired Century 21 broker, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Burleson. Graveside service: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Downin Cemetery, De Leon. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Gilbert Loudermilk was born Aug. 12, 1935, in Gorman.

Survivors: Wife, Leta Dell Terry Loudermilk of Burleson; son, Scott Loudermilk, and his wife, Paula, of Alvarado; daughters, Vicki Loudermilk and her husband, Darrell Wylie, and Debra Loudermilk and her husband, David Olson, all of Burleson; brother, Walter Bob Loudermilk, and his wife, Beth, of Stephenville; and grandchildren, Roy Wylie, Marci Wylie, Joshua Loudermilk, Christopher Olson and Bradley Olson.

Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson
Burleson, 295-5211
 

Jean Marcom
IRVING -- Jean Marcom, 81, a retired shoe saleswoman, passed away Friday in Irving.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at Brown's Memorial Funeral Home. Burial: Switzer Cemetery in Lake Dallas. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jean Marcom was born Sept. 30, 1914, in McKinney, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Beckham Marcom.

Memorials: Tomlinson Accucare of Dallas.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Dottie Marcom of Waco; brother and sister-in-law, Rex B. and Pat Moseley of Fort Worth; sister and brother-in-law, Leslie Jo and Tom Lowe of Tyler; grandson, Matthew Marcom; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Brown's Memorial Funeral Home
Irving, (214) 254-4242
 

Mike D. Mauney
POOLVILLE -- Mike Darmen Mauney, 82, a farmer-rancher, died Friday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cotten- Bratton Chapel. Burial: Lone Star Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Mauney was born Oct. 9, 1913, in Poolville. He was Parker County's outstanding soil conservationist and farmer in 1956 and 1957.

He was married to his wife, Lorene, for 61 years.

Mr. Mauney was preceded in death by a son, J.E. Mauney, in 1971, and a daughter, Regina Sue Mauney Jackson, in 1989.

Survivors: Wife, Lorene Mauney; sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Sherry Mauney of Dallas, Miles Mauney of Weatherford, Frankie and Sheila of Poolville, and Mike and Linda Mauney of Weatherford; daughter and son-in-law, Reba and Jim Schumacher of Tyler; 19 grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Cotten-Bratton Funeral Chapel
Weatherford, (817) 594-2711
 

Helen J. Mayborn
GRANBURY -- Helen J. Mayborn, 84, a retired executive secretary, died Friday in Granbury.

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

Helen J. Mayborn, who was born Dec. 18, 1911, in Oklahoma City, was a Texas resident most of her life. She worked as an executive secretary for C.F. Adams Inc. for 43 years. She was a former member of the Horseshoe Club in Fort Worth.

Helen J. Mayborn was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Marie Fullhart, and two sisters, Geneva Stone and Virginia Knight.

Survivors: Husband, Ted W. Mayborn of De Cordova Bend Estates; brother, Bill Fullhart and wife, Bettie, of Dallas; nieces, Karen Billingham, Sharon Summers and Sandra Anguiano; nephews, Billy Fullhart, Randall Fullhart, James Tolbert, Winifred Holley and Leonard Holley; and stepsons, Ward Mayborn and wife Nancey, of Dallas and Don Mayborn and wife, Cheryl of Dallas.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Mary D. McDonald
JACKSBORO -- Mary Dessie McDonald, 67, a homemaker, died Friday in Tyler, Texas.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Coker Funeral Home in Jacksboro. Burial: Roberts Branch Cemetery in Jack County.

Mary McDonald was born June 12 1929. She attended Glen Garden Baptist Church.

Coker Funeral Home
Jacksboro, (817) 567-3778
 

Gene R. McGarity
ARLINGTON -- Gene Roland McGarity, 60, an Air National Guard aircraft maintenance supervisor, died Friday in Arlington.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Moore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Mr. McGarity was born July 6, 1936, in Hope, Ark.

Survivors: Wife, Cathryn McGarity of Arlington; son, Dwayne Adair of Caddo, Okla.; daughters, Dannette Andrews of Bennington, Okla., and Dawn Willis of Caney, Okla.; sisters, Melba Berry of Cleveland, and Sandra Honea of McKinney; seven grandchildren; two nieces and three nephews.

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

Dorothy McGuire
ARLINGTON -- Dorothy McGuire, 63, a home health aide, died Thursday in Arlington.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Church of Nazarene. Burial: Emerald Hills Cemetery.

Dorothy McGuire was born Oct. 25, 1932, in Broadus.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Anna Bell Smith, and by her brother, F.L. Ballard.

Survivors: Husband, Milton McGuire of Arlington; daughters, Sheila Ann and her husband, James, of Grand Prairie, Susan Elaine Ellenwood and her husband, Daniel, of Ferris, and Jannet Marie Morrison and her husband, Charles, of Killeen; brothers, Robert Smith of Copperas Cove, Freddie Smith of San Antonio and Paul Joseph Smith of the Houston area; sisters, Betty Dickerson of Saint Augustine and Marie Hebert; and nine grandchildren.

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

Donna L. Miller
WEATHERFORD -- Donna Louise Hedges Miller, 67, a retired artist, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Donna Miller was born Jan. 5, 1929, in Winfield, Kan. Ms. Miller obtained a specialist in art education degree from the University of Kansas, where she studied with the internationally known potter, J. Sheldon Carey. After moving to the Weatherford area in 1965, Ms. Miller taught art history, painting and pottery at Weatherford Junior College for 14 years. Ms. Miller was a member and past president of both the Texas Potters and Sculptors Guild and the Fort Worth Chapter of the National League of American Pen Women. Ms. Miller's paintings and pottery have been displayed in numerous galleries, including the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, the Fort Worth Art Center Museum, the Nelson Art Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, and McAnthony's Gallery in Fort Worth. Ms. Miller was an active lecturer, art demonstrator and show judge in the Texas art community. She was particularly known for her bold, large-scale abstract paintings and her tectured, organically-inspired pottery. She was also an enthusiastic gardener and cat lover.

A memorial service celebration of Ms. Miller's life will be held later; contact the family for date and place.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Survivors: Husband, Delbert L. Miller of Weatherford; son, Kyle Miller; daughter, Ann Miller Jordan.

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

James V. Mills
BURLESON -- James "Jimmy" Virgil Mills, 45, a tile setter, died Friday at a Burleson nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Guardian Funeral Home. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: Noon to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

James Mills was born Jan. 14, 1951, in Fort Worth, Texas. He was a National Roller Skating Champion three times.

Survivors: Parents, Virgil P. and Juanita Mills of Burleson; sister, Crissy Hoyt of Burleson; cousins; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Guardian Funeral Home
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Mary L. Mullen
KELLER -- Mary L. Mullen, 83, co- owner of a delivery and mailing business, died Friday in North Richland Hills.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Richland Hills. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. today at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Mary L. Mullen was born March 20, 1913, in Hood County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Richland Hills more than 30 years.

Survivors: Daughters, Bobbie Jean McGonagil of Haltom City and Mary Lou Hamilton of Bedford; brother, Leroy Brandon of Decatur; sisters, Bertha Broom of Euless, Lola Boyd and Flora Stanley, both of Fort Worth, and Viola Markum of Arlington; two granddaughters; one grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Bonnie F. Noonkester
GRANBURY -- Bonnie Faye Noonkester, 67, a nurses aide, died Friday in Granbury.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Martin's Chapel in Granbury. Burial: Granbury Cemetery. Visitation: 8 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Bonnie Faye Noonkester was born Oct. 7, 1928, in Tarrant County.

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

J.C. Nowell
WILLOW PARK -- J.C. Nowell, 64, a truck driver, died Wednesday at home.

Memorial service: 1:30 p.m. Monday at Moore Funeral Home.

J.C. Nowell was born March 24, 1932, in Anson.

Survivors: Wife, Loraine Nowell of Willow Park; son, Scotty L. Nowell of Crowley; daughter, Joanna L. Cline of Willow Park; brother, Bill Nowell and R.K. Nowell; sisters, Lucille, Ailene, Madelin, Sparky, Doris, Marie and Shirley; and four grandchildren.

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

Sarah R. O'Neal
FORT WORTH -- Sarah Rosa O'Neal, 99, died Wednesday at a medical center.

Funeral: Was Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Evant. Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Mills County.

Sarah Rosa O'Neal was born Oct. 2, 1896, in Lampasas County. She was a member of the Methodist church. She was also a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Leslie O'Neal; son, Walter Elzie O'Neal; two brothers; and one sister.

Survivors: Daughter, Novellene Horton-Porter of Fort Worth; daughter-in- law, Dorothy O'Neal of Plainview; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Ida Mae Green of Austin; and sister-in- law, Tina O'Neal of Grand Prairie.

Riley Funeral Home
Hamilton, (817) 386-3117
 

William C. Oxford
CLEBURNE -- William C. "Bill" Oxford, 77, a retired oil field engineer, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park in Kennedale.

William Oxford was born Sept. 4, 1919, in Seattle, Wash.,

Survivors: Wife, Loveta M. Oxford of Cleburne; daughter, Sharon Renee Oxford of Columbus, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield
Cleburne, 558-2322
 

Henry L. Price
FORT WORTH -- Henry L. Price, 94, a retired bookkeeper, died Friday in Fort Worth.

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

Henry Price was born June 12, 1902, in Montague. He was a member of Overton Park United Methodist Church and a bookkeeper for Greyhound Bus Company.

Survivors: Sister, Willa Murdock of Fort Worth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Bess P. Pruett
FORT WORTH -- Bess Pearl Pruett, 84, a homemaker, died Friday at a local hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Monday at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. today at Brown, Gause-Ware, Owens & Brumley.

Memorials: Forest Hill Assembly of God.

Bess Pruett was born Feb. 19, 1912, in Fort Worth. She was a member of Forest Hill Assembly of God.

Survivors: Sons, James W. Pruett and John W. Pruett, both of Fort Worth; five grandchildren; and several great- grandchildren.

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

Pamela S. Puffer
MANSFIELD -- Pamela S. Puffer, 37, a homemaker, died Thursday at an Arlington medical center.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Gregory Episcopal Church in Mansfield. Burial: Mansfield Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at Blessing Funeral Home.

Memorials: St. Gregory's Episcopal Church.

Pamela S. Puffer was born Sept. 9, 1959, in Japan.

Survivors: Husband, R. Chris Puffer of Mansfield; son, Ryan Christopher Puffer of Mansfield; daughter, Gretchen Kaylen Puffer of Mansfield; parents, Gerald G. and Marjorie W. Schleeper of Virginia; brother, Alan G. Schleeper of New York; grandparent, Alvina Waggenor of Arizona; and aunt, Virginia L. Grier of Arizona.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555
 

Robert G. Shelton
FORT WORTH -- Robert Godfrey Shelton, 78, a retired General Dynamics employee who worked for the company 30 years, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Wesley Methodist Church, 9000 White Settlement Road. Burial: Old Union Cemetery, Lawson, Mo. Visitation: 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Wesley Methodist Church.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Robert Shelton was born Aug. 9, 1918, in Rayville, Mo. He served in the Army with the 606th Tank Destroyer Battalion during World War II. After retiring from General Dynamics in 1980, he devoted much of his time to volunteer work. He received the J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award in 1988 and the City of White Settlement Volunteer of the Year Award in 1990.

He was an avid antique collector. He was especially fond of his 1920s-30s Atwater Kent Radio collection and his antique automobiles.

Survivors: Wife, Magdalen Upmore Shelton of Fort Worth; sons, Gary Shelton of Decatur and Tommy Shelton of Weatherford; daughter, Sharon Watkins of Camden, Ark.; and grandchildren, Jeremy Shelton of Decatur, Suzanne Shelton of Lubbock and James Watkins of Camden, Ark.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959
 

George I. Shreffler
FORT WORTH -- George Irving Shreffler, 71, a retired Air Force chief master sergeant, died Thursday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. today at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Burial: 2 p.m. Monday in Resthaven Memorial Park, Midland.

Memorials: North Central Little League of Midland.

George Shreffler was born Jan. 14, 1925, in Marion Co., Ill. He was self- employed.

Survivors: His loving daughters, JoAnn Bagwell and her husband, Don, and Tina Brezovsky and her husband, Brian, all of Midland; sisters, Wanda Eagan of Kinmundy, Ill., Mona Powell of Clay City, Ill. and Nelda Mullins of Valpraiso, Ind.; his adored grandsons, Brian, Chris and Stephen Bagwell; and numerous nephews and nieces.

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

Jana K. Smith
ALVORD -- Jana Kay Smith, 43, a librarian for Alvord High School, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral Mass: 2 p.m. today at Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. Burial: Alvord Cemetery in Alvord. Rosary: was Saturday at Coker Chapel. Visitation: was 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Jana Kay Smith was born Oct. 18, 1952, in Decatur. She was a member of Assumption Catholic Church. She was a longtime supporter of Alvord Booster Club and Wise County Special Olympics.

Survivors: Husband, Bobby Smith of Alvord; son, Robert Lynn Smith of Alvord; daughter, Tiana Smith of Alvord; parents, Bill and Wanda Elder of Decatur; brother, Jeff Elder of Decatur; and sisters, Susan Craven of Slidell and Sayne Elledge and Jean Allison, both of Decatur.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959
 

Carl H. Stout
TERRAL, Okla. -- Carl "Pete" Hudson Stout, 75, a lifelong cowboy, died Friday in Terral, Okla.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Terral, Okla. Burial: Ringgold Cemetery near Nocona.

Carl Stout was born March 21, 1921, in Nocona, Texas.

Jerry Woods Funeral Home
Nocona, (817) 825-3285
 

Margie Summers
FORT WORTH -- Margie Summers, 76, a retired quality control employee of Frito Lay Co., died Friday at a Richland Hills hospital.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Monday in Lubbock City Cemetery in Lubbock. Visitation: Noon to 9 p.m. today at Lucas Funeral Home on North Sylvania.

Margie Summers was born May 30, 1920, in Fort Smith, Ark.

Survivors: Brothers, Hubert L. Kaylor of Euless and Melvin Kaylor of Borger; sister, Lillian Tork of Fort Worth; and several nieces and nephews.

Lucas Funeral Home
517 N. Sylvania Ave., 838-2336
 

Joyce Taylor
COLLEYVILLE -- Joyce Taylor, 62, a homemaker, died Saturday in Bedford.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today and Monday at the funeral home. Officiating: Dr. Rev. Jimmy Morgan.

Joyce Taylor was born April 5, 1934, in Albion, Neb. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Colleyville.

She was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.

Memorials: Jimmy Morgan Evangelistic Association, P.O. Box 820429, Fort Worth, Texas 76182.

Survivors: Husband, Chester A. Taylor of Colleyville; son, Kenneth R. Ernst of Justin; daughters, Kathleen S. Schneider of Southlake and Diane J. Cuba of Watauga; mother, Anna Edwards of Columbus, Neb.; six sisters; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Marcie J. Taylor and Phillip R. Taylor

FORT WORTH -- Marcie Jo Taylor, 46, a postal clerk, and Phillip Ray Taylor, 47, a salesman of trailer hitches, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funerals: 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Chapel. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Marcie Jo Taylor was born July 4, 1950, in Fort Worth, and Phillip Ray Taylor was born Nov. 9, 1948, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Son, Phillip Sodd Taylor of Fort Worth; daughters, Connie DeAnn Taylor of College Station and Toni Jo Perez of Fort Worth; her mother, Mattie Sodd of Fort Worth; his stepfather, Aubrey Kinney of Granbury; his brother, Wayne Taylor of Terrell; his sisters, Marie Taylor of Fort Worth, Barbara Moore of Keller and Paula Prieto of North Richland Hills; grandsons, Mason Elliott of College Station, Martin Perez IV of Fort Worth; granddaughter, Marisa Perez of Fort Worth; and several aunts and uncles of Marcie Jo Taylor.

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

Denise A. E. Trong
ARLINGTON -- Denise Ann Eydler Trong, 47, a homemaker, died Thursday at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral: Private service Monday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park.

Memorials: Lupus Foundation.

Denise Trong was born Dec. 2, 1947, in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was married 271/2 years and lived in Texas 14 years.

Survivors: Husband, Tran D. Trong of Arlington; son, Christopher Trong of Arlington; daughter, Stephanie Trong of Arlington; parents, Henry C. and Jean M. Eydler of Dover, N.J.; brother, Kevin Eydler of Dover, N.J.; sister, Karen Butler of Dover, N.J.; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681
 

Jean Tywater
HURST -- Jean Tywater, 67, a branch manager for Trinity Temporaries, died Saturday at home.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Lucas Funeral Home on North Sylvania. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: Noon to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jean Tywater was born June 17, 1929, in Dallas, Texas.

Survivors: Daughter, Yvonne Schoolfield and husband, Robert, of Hurst; grandson, Matthew Cole of Hurst; and several nieces, nephews cousins and many friends.

Lucas Funeral Home
517 N. Sylvania Ave., 838-2336
 

Dewdrop C. West
GRANBURY -- Dewdrop Cherry West, 81, a homemaker, died Friday in Granbury.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Monday at Martin's Chapel in Granbury. Burial: Strouds Creek Cemetery in Tolar.

Dewdrop Cherry West was born Nov. 19, 1914, in Tolar.

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

Raymond R. Williams
FORT WORTH -- Raymond Rayford Williams, 74, a retired supervisor of production for Justin Boot Company, died Thursday at a local hospital.

Memorial service: 4 p.m. Monday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Burial: Private.

Memorials: American Heart Association.

Raymond Williams was born Sept. 1, 1922, in Stephenville. He was a longtime resident of Fort Worth before he made his home in Kansas, Okla. He was with Justin Boots Company 41 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sadie and Ledford Williams, his sister, Sue Jane, his brother, Melvern Williams and a step-son, Michael Emerson.

Survivors: Wife, Maxine Williams of Kansas, Okla.; daughter, Sandra Huschka of Grand Prairie; step-daughter, Sandra Haga of Tulsa, Okla.; step-sons, Patrick Emerson of Balch Springs and Joe Spradlin of Fort Worth; brothers, Lewis Williams of May, Clifton Williams of Crowley, Robert Williams of Allen and Donald Williams of California; sisters, Juanita Bixby of Mansfield, Lurlene Villarreal of Denton, Betty Pray of Fort Worth and Jerelene Crouch of Heber Springs, Ark.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Kathryn H. Wilson
FORT WORTH -- Kathryn Hudzietz Wilson, 84, a homemaker, died Sept. 20 at home.

Kathryn Wilson was born in Cleburne, Texas. She was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Fort Worth and the Altar Guild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C.B. Wilson Jr.

Survivors: Daughter, Lucy Wilson Ford; and special friends, June Hays Roberts, Jean Rust and Beatrice Eaton.
 

Flora M. Wood
HURST -- Flora Mae Wood, 92, a homemaker, died Friday at a North Richland Hills hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Monday in Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. today at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home.

Flora Wood was born Nov. 17, 1903, in Martins Mill, Texas. She was a loving, devoted mother and grandmother. She was a member of Sandy Lane Christian Church and was formerly active in the Christian Women's Fellowship.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, John Wood Jr.

Survivors: Daughter, Betty Fox and her husband, Earl, of Hurst; grandchildren, Kim McCarty and husband, John, of Hurst, and Lisa Johnson and husband, David, of Keller; and great- grandchildren, Amy Wood and husband, Wayne, of Bedford, and Matt and Cara McCarty and Joshua and Jasen Johnson.

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

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