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Nellie M. Atkins 

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Clayton Kay Funeral Home. Burial: Little Bethel Memorial Park in Duncanville.

Nellie Martelia Atkins was born Jan. 21, 1905, in Cedar Hill, where she was a former resident.

Clayton Kay Funeral Home
Alvarado, (817) 783-3062

Katherine Ator
LIPAN -- Katherine "Kate" Ator, 102, retired owner of a mercantile store, died Sunday at a Weatherford health care center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lipan Church of Christ. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery.

Katherine "Kate" Ator was born July 20, 1894, in Lipan. She and her late husband were in the general mercantile business in Lipan for 61 years before retiring. She was a lifelong resident of Lipan and a member of Lipan Church of Christ. She married S.H. Ator on Dec. 15, 1915, in Lipan. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1985, and son, S.H. Ator Jr., in 1992.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, George and Jo Ator of Lipan; daughter, Melba Sansing of Amarillo; daughter-in- law, Clarice Ator of Houston; sister, Luna Mae Cook of Beaumont; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Wiley's Chapel
Lipan, (817) 646-2255

Christopher G. Behl
DALLAS -- Christopher George Behl, 41, in department store sales, died Sunday at a Dallas care center.

Memorial Mass: 6 p.m. Wednesday at St. John the Apostle Church. Burial: Private.

Christopher Behl was born Sept. 28, 1955, in Fort Worth.

He was preceded in death by his father, Francis C. Behl.

Survivors: Mother, Mary Behl of Fort Worth; brothers, John Jacob and Stephen Gerard Behl, both of Fort Worth and Patrick Sean Behl of Irving; sisters, Mary Frances Kinney of Apopka, Fla., and Teresa Ann Bailey of Whitney; nephews, John Behl Jr., Brad Westenhaven, Beau James Bailey and Michael Behl; and nieces, Terri Behl, Angela Westenhaven, Joanna Behl, Laura Behl, Rachel Behl, Belinda Bailey and Tamara Bailey.

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

Ruth Boles
DENTON -- Ruth Boles, 92, a homemaker, died Monday in Denton.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Wednesday in Waxahachie City Cemetery.

Memorials: Trinity University or Presbyterian Children's Home in Waxahachie.

Ruth Boles was born May 15, 1904, in Ellis County. She had been a Denton resident since 1944. She was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and attended Waxahachie High School and Trinity University. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Hoytt Boles Sr.

Survivors: Sons, The Rev. J. Hoytt Boles Jr. of Dumas and David L. Boles of Taos, N.M.; daugther, Betty Bell of Denton; sisters, Weide Williams of Dallas and Netta Kirtin of Tyler; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

DeBerry Funeral Directors
Denton, (817) 383-4200

Merriell P. Dube
RHOME -- Merriell Pauline Dube, 64, a homemaker, died Monday at a Justin care center.

Graveside service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Aurora Cemetery in Aurora. Visitation: 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at Coker Funeral Home.

Merriell Dube was born Feb. 26, 1932, in Milan, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert W. Scott Jr.

Survivors: Sisters, Nancy Douglas of Houston and Ann Scott of Memphis, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Christene Scott of Roanoke; one niece; and one nephew.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959

Richard Duffy
FORT WORTH -- Richard Duffy, 43, died Sunday at a Fort Worth nursing home.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Wednesday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at Lucas Funeral Home on North Sylvania.

Richard Duffy was born in Austin, Minn.

Survivors: Mother, Ella Duffy of Fort Worth; sisters, Laure Duffy of Cleburne and Dian Barker of Bedford; and niece, Christine Barker of Bedford.

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

Maurine Farrell
FORT WORTH -- Maurine Farrell, 76, a homemaker, died Saturday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at St. Rita Catholic Church. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Memorials: American Diabetes Association.

Maurine Farrell was an active member of St. Rita's Altar Society.

She was preceded in death by Patrica Ann, Margaret Maureen and J.L. Farrell Jr.

Survivors: Husband of 57 years, Jake Farrell; sons, Mike Farrell of Austin and Tim Farrell and his wife, Vickie, of Springtown; daughters, Mary Lue Farrell and Betty Sue King of Fort Worth; daughter-in-law, Rose Farrell of Beacon, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Anita Martin of Sherman; and seven grandchildren.

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

Allen F. Hansen
FORT WORTH -- Allen F. Hansen, 86, a retired Texas Christian University purchaser, died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 1:30 p.m. today in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Memorial service: to be held later.

Memorials: St. Paul United Methodist Church, 920 W. Hammond, Fort Worth 76115.

Allen F. Hansen was born Feb. 21, 1910, in Mexia. He was a World War II Army veteran and a former oil field worker in West Texas. Mr. Hansen worked at the TCU Book Store for over 20 years before retiring.

He was a member of Faith Lodge 1158 in Wichita Falls and was a Shriner.

Survivors: Wife, Lou C. Hansen of Fort Worth; two sisters-in-law, Helen McNeil and Dell Carney, both of Fort Worth; three cousins, Charles Jermastad, Marcus Jermastad and Chester Jermastad, all of Clifton; two nieces, Betty Carney and Norma Woods, both of Fort Worth; and nephew, Maurice McNeil of Fort Worth.

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

Juliette C. Johnson
FORT WORTH -- Juliette Charitat Johnson, 85, a homemaker, died Sunday at home.

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home.

Memorials: Community Hospice of Texas.

Juliette Johnson was born June 1, 1911, in Thibodaux, La. She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church and the St. Joseph Hospital Guild.

She was the widow of Charles B. Johnson.

Survivors: Daughter, Barbara M. Johnson and her husband, Ralph Rattelmueller, of Denver, Colo.; granddaughter, Julie Rattelmueller; and brothers, Maurice Charitat and Raymond Charitat, both of Thibodaux, La.

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

Jacqueline L. Johnston
ARLINGTON -- Jacqueline Laverne Johnston, 83, a bridal jewelry retailer, died Saturday in Arlington.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Parkdale Cemetery.

Jacqueline Laverne Johnston was born Sept. 25, 1913, in McLean, Texas.

Survivors: Sister, Lillian Louise Erskine of Arlington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

J.C. Knox
WEATHERFORD -- J.C. Knox, 78, a painting contractor, died Monday at a Weatherford hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at White's Funeral Home in Weatherford. Burial: Clark Cemetery in Weatherford. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

J.C. Knox was born Jan. 8, 1918, in Hood County.

White's Funeral Home
Weatherford, (817) 596-4811

Alfred A. Lewis
FORT WORTH -- Alfred A. Lewis, 89, a retired detective, died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital.

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

Alfred A. Lewis was born July 22, 1907, in Meridian. He retired as a city detective after 36 years' service. Afterwards, he worked for the sheriff's department 10 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Mae Lewis, in August 1971.

Survivors: Sons, Jimmie L. Lewis of Haltom City, Alfred G. Lewis of Lake Worth, Donald R. Lewis of Grandview and N. Gene Lewis of Granbury; brother, Charles Grundy Lewis of Muleshoe; sisters, Rowena Moore of Lubbock and Louise Cooper of Lockhart; 14 grandchildren; and numerous great-grand- children.

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

Carl E. Livingston III
FORT WORTH -- Carl Edwin Livingston III, 17, a student, passed away Sunday at home after a long illness.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Carl Livingston III was born June 30, 1979, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Mother, Cindy Young of Fort Worth; father, Carl Livingston II of Granbury; brother, Michael Young of Fort Worth; sister, Kayla Young of Fort Worth; maternal grandmother, Helen Richardson of Fort Worth; maternal grandfather, Clyde Richardson of Arlington; paternal grandparents, Carl and Mary Livingston of Granbury; uncle, John Richardson of Fort Worth; aunt, Cathy Willson of Greeley, Colo.; and several other aunts, uncles and cousins.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Joel B. Lockhart
FORT WORTH -- Joel Bruce Lockhart, 51, an auto mechanic at Roger's Fina Station, died Sept. 24 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Funeral: Was 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Horum Missionary Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Joel Lockhart was born Oct. 7, 1944, in Gladewater.

Survivors: Wife, Martha Wilson Lockhart; sons, Anthony Chatman and Mark Wilson; daughters, Jan Tutt, Tunya Lockhart and Leticia Wilson; sisters, Veronyka Caro and Janice Lockhart Smith; 10 grandchildren; aunt, Bessie Lincoln; mother-in-law, Josephine Wilson; and dear friend, Lena Matlock.

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

Timothy W. Malone
FORT WORTH -- Timothy Wayne Malone, 46, a State Highway Department inspector, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 3 p.m. today at White's Funeral Home in Weatherford. Burial: Johnsville Cemetery in Three Way Community.

Timothy Wayne Malone was born Aug. 26, 1950, in Dallas.

White's Funeral Home
Weatherford, (817) 596-4811

Sally Martinez
FORT WORTH -- Sally Martinez, 74, a homemaker, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Thursday in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Sally Martinez was born April 6, 1922, in Coleman. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Nieves L. Martinez, and brother, Raymond.

Survivors: Daughters, Mary Gonzales and husband, Albert, Lucy Cervantez and husband, Jesse, Stella Ortiz and husband, David, Josie Duque and husband, John, and Christine Wilson and husband, Steven, all of Fort Worth; sons, Snow Martinez Jr., and Robert Martinez and wife, Dawn, all of Fort Worth, and Willie Martinez; grandchildren, Martin Velasquez Jr., Sylvia Kennedy, Cathy Gatica, Jessica Cervante, Samuel Cervantez, Matthew Cervantez, Andrea Martinez, Claudia Martinez, Yvette Martinez, Robert Martinez Jr., Sylvia Cottrell, Gabriele Martinez, William Martinez, Sally Martinez, David Ortiz Jr., Andy Ortiz, Elton Ortiz, John Duque Jr., Jason Duque, and Jonathon Duque Jr.; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers, Benny Martinez and wife, Frances, of Hart, Texas, Alfonso Martinez Jr. and wife, Pauline of Abilene, Homer Martinez of Dallas, Elias Martinez and wife, Angie, of Hart; sisters, Mary Morales of Lewisville and Doris Ortiz and husband, Jesse, of Dallas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Ninette Y. McCamey
FORT WORTH -- Ninette Young McCamey, 69, a homemaker, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum.

Ninette Young McCamey was born Sept. 9, 1927, in Fort Worth. She was a longtime member of Central Christian Church and a supporter of various local charities. She was a lifelong resident of Fort Worth and daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James B. Young, owners of the National Livestock Commission in the Fort Worth Stockyards.

Survivors: Husband, Robert L. McCamey Sr. of Fort Worth; son, Robert K. McCamey Jr. and wife, Becky, of Dallas; sister, Ruthie Young Parker of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Robert Mason McCamey, William Brantley McCamey and George Marshall McCamey, all of Dallas; mother-in-law, Mrs. George B. McCamey of Fort Worth; and several nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Estelle McKee
FORT WORTH -- Estelle McKee, 86, retired from government service in 1972, died Sunday in Granbury.

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

Estelle McKee was born April 8, 1910, in Copiah County, Miss. After 30 years of government service, she retired in 1972 from Air Force Civilian Personnel in Montgomery, Ala., and relocated to Fort Worth. She was a member of Ridglea Presbyterian Church and United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Survivors: Brother, William P. McKee of Granbury; nieces, Sherry Cardenas of San Antonio and Mary Ellen Johnson of Fort Worth; two great-nieces; and four great-nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Noel L. Moore
FORT WORTH -- Noel Leon Moore, 70, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, died Sunday at home.

Memorial service: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Robertson Mueller Harper Funeral Directors. Officiating: the Rev. Lawrence Hammond.

Memorials: American Cancer Society or charity of choice.

Noel Leon Moore was born Nov. 25, 1925, in Tulsa, Okla. A graduate of Central High School in Tulsa, he served as a private first class in the Army from 1943 to 1945, earning his Basic Parachutist Badge and qualifying as a parachute rigger. After World War II, he attended University of Tulsa through the Reserve Officer Training Corps, earned his B.S. in chemistry from the university and received his commission in the Air Force in 1952. Lt. Col. Moore returned to active duty May 11, 1953. He retired Jan. 1, 1973.

Among others, his military awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters and the Senior Master Paratrooper Badge. He served the United States in Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Okinawa and England, with tours of duty at SEATO and NATO commands.

After completing his military service, Lt. Col. Moore worked with Bell Helicopter International, Textron, in Tehran, Iran, from 1973 to 1976. After retiring to Fort Worth, he served with many schools and community service organizations, including Tanglewood Elementary School, TCJC South Campus Senior Education Program and College for Kids. He was a past president of the Bass Club of the West. He was particularly proud of his 15-years-plus service as a docent at the Fort Worth Zoo with a special interest in the Education Department and Herpetarium.

Lt. Col. Moore was the son of Samuel Riley and Susie Isabel Moore, of Tulsa, Okla., both deceased.

Survivors: Wife of 48 years, Shirley; his children, Diane Moore Alexander and her husband, Paul, Army Maj. Cheryl Moore, David Moore and his wife, Kaye, and Teresa Moore Michals, all of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Noel and Paul Alexander, Whitney and Kristin Moore and Stephanie Bennett, and Emalyn and Mason Michals; and sister, Marie Mears of Caney, Okla.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233

John N. Neathery
FORT WORTH -- John Nuell Neathery, 81, a retired home builder, died Sunday at a local care center.

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

John Nuell Neathery was born June 29, 1915, in Bond County, Ill. He had been an area resident since 1962. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a homebuilder in Dallas/ Fort Worth, Houston, Corpus Christi, east and south Texas and Arizona. He was a member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Arlington.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera, in August 1991, and sons, Kenneth, in 1962, and Stanley John, in 1957.

Survivors: Sons, The Rev. Larry Neathery, Mr. Ray Neathery and the Rev. Rick Neathery, all of Fort Worth, and Mr. Roger Neathery of Vandalia, Ill.; daughter, Jean Harris of Greenville, Ill., and Marjorie Swaim of Florida; sisters, Juanita Saathoff of Hillsboro, Ill., and Clara Davis of Bemet, Ill.; 30 grandchildren; and 45 great-grandchildren.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341

Louis E. Neilon
FORT WORTH -- Louis Eugene Neilon, 81, an accountant and secretary, died Sunday at a local hospital.

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Rita Catholic Church. Celebrant: the Rev. Joseph Pemberton. Con-cele- brants: the Rev. Richard Flores and the Rev. Ken Robinson. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Scriptural wake service: 7 tonight at Thompson's Harveson & Cole.

Memorials: Serra Club Foundation.

Louis Eugene Neilon was born Aug. 4, 1915, in Wylie. He had been a member of St. Rita Catholic Church and the Serra Club since 1972. He was a private accountant for 50 years and an account/ secretary for Missouri Pacific Railroad for 30 years, retiring in 1980.

Survivors: Wife, Irl Glass Neilon; daughters, Barbara Neilon of Colorado Springs, Colo., Mary Virginia Besze and her husband, Jerry, of Winnsboro, Carol Ann Berg and her husband, Thomas, of Fort Collins, Colo., and Helen Teresa Jauregui and her husband, Stephen II, of Philadelphia, Pa.; and 10 grandchildren.

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

William Newhouse
FORT WORTH -- William "Bubba" Newhouse, 65, a carpenter, died Saturday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Paradise Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 7 to 8 tonight at Morris-Bates Mortuary.

William "Bubba" Newhouse was born Aug. 17, 1931, in Fort Worth. He was a Baptist and a longtime member of Paradise Baptist Church.

Survivors: Wife, Dorothy Newhouse of Fort Worth; two daughters, Barbara Newhouse and Dora Bell of Arlington; son-in-law, Billy Bell of Arlington; two brothers, Robert Newhouse and Earl Newhouse of Fort Worth; three sisters, Francis Walker, Ruby George and Marnell Davis, all of Fort Worth; stepbrother, Wilburn Alcorn Jr. of Houston; stepsister, Martha Bowie of Houston; granddaughter, Tijera Bell of Arlington; uncles; aunts; nephews; nieces; and a host of friends.

Morris-Bates Mortuary
1700 Evans Ave., 926-6263

Vallie M. Putty
STEPHENVILLE -- Vallie Mae "Robinson" Putty, 90, a homemaker, died Monday at a Stephenville nursing home.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Stephenville Funeral Home. Burial: Lingleville East End Cemetery.

Vallie Mae "Robinson" Putty was born Feb. 7, 1906. She was a member of the Church of Christ and lived most of her life in Erath and Eastland counties.

Survivors: Sons, Jackie Putty of Odessa; daughters, Neita K. Vaught of Wink, Mary E. Stafford of Arlington and Dessa Shaw of Dallas; brother, Lawrence Robinson of Stephenville; sister, Pauline Owens of Stephenville; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161

Ben B. Richardson
CHANDLER -- Ben B. Richardson, 67, regional manager of Mission Life Insurance Co. in Tyler, died Saturday in Tyler.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Worth Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

The Rev. Ben B. Richardson was born Jan. 27, 1929, in Windom. He was pastor of South Campus Baptist Church in Fort Worth for 24 years. In 1974 he founded South Campus Christian Academy, where he served as administrator from 1974 to 1983. Serving the congregation of his church and the children of the school was Ben's most important goal and offered a difference for children with the school's motto "A Light In A Dark World."

The Rev. Richardson was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Cecil Richardson; two brothers, Jack E. Richardson of Bonham and E.E. Richardson Jr. of Dallas; and two sisters, Billie Jo Kuykendall of Fort Worth and Jocelyn Richardson of Windom.

Survivors: Wife, Dorothy Richardson of Chandler; sons, Mike Richardson and Lowell Richardson, both of Fort Worth; daughters, Elaine Hill and Susie Lowrance, both of Fort Worth; brother, James Keith Richardson of Denham Springs, La.; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681

Samuel Riley
ARLINGTON -- Samuel Riley, 45, a lapidary, died Saturday at an Arlington medical center.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Liberty Baptist Church in Kennedale. Burial: Private.

Samuel Riley was born Nov. 24, 1950, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555

Sadie R. Rosenburg
DECATUR -- Sadie Ruth Rosenburg, 91, a homemaker, died Sunday at a Decatur nursing center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Eagle Drive Baptist Church in Decatur. Burial: Bethel Cemetery in Wise County.

Sadie Rosenburg was born Aug. 9, 1905, in Somerville. She was a member of Eagle Drive Baptist Church.

She married Frank Rosenburg April 9, 1930, in Decatur.

She was preceded in death by her son, Evans Rosenburg, her daughter, Ruth Rosenburg, and a brother, Frank Rowe.

Survivors: Husband, Frank of Decatur; brother, Guy Rowe of Decatur; sister, Alseone Brown of Bridgeport; sister-in-law, Virginia Rowe of Bridgeport; and several nieces and nephews.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959

Elsie S.C. Ross
WEATHERFORD -- Elsie Sue Carnley Ross, 76, a retired nurse, died Sunday at a Weatherford hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel. Burial: Memory Gardens.

Elsie Ross was born Sept. 4, 1920, in Seymore.

Survivors: Daughter, Oma Sue Ford; brothers, Ernest Carnley of Seagraves, Troy Carnley of Fort Worth, Don Carnley of Peaster, Delbert Carnley of Weatherford and Lavissa Carnley of Annetta; sisters, Bonnie Hawkins and Goldie Baldwin, both of Weatherford; granddaughter, Trisha Densmore of Weatherford; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Gaylord Rudicel
ALVARADO -- Gaylord Rudicel, 64, a manager for Diamond Shamrock, died Sunday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Guardian Cremation Society. Visitation: 9 a.m. until the service.

Gaylord Rudicel was born Sept. 1, 1932, in Connersville, Ind. His parents, Gayle and Zella Rudicel, were from Connersville, Ind. He served in the Air Force for 20 years and was employed by Diamond Shamrock in Burleson for the past seven years.

He was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rudicel.

Survivors: Children, Gaylord Alan Rudicel of Lancaster, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. James Long (Nannette) of Manchester, Tenn., Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kent Rudicel (Kaye) of New Orleans, La., Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Orozco (Ruth Marie) of Fort Worth, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Saunders (Margaret Rose) of Tucson, Ariz., and Rudy Rudicel of Alvarado; sister, Mr. and Mrs. John Sheppard (Natalie) of Milroy, Ind.; brother, Mr. and Mrs. Gayle Rudicel of Milroy, Ind.; stepchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Sharp of Burleson, Mr. and Mrs. John McIntosh, Lisa Tway and Gene Tway, all of Alvarado, Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Tway of Arlington and Mr. and Mrs. Rick Burridge of Mesquite; 28 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews; brothers and sisters-in-law; and companion, Jo Shultz.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

Joe L. Strain Jr.
FORT WORTH -- Joe L. Strain Jr., 73, a retired Carswell Air Force Base comptroller, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

Memorials: charity of choice.

Joe L. Strain Jr. was born Sept. 20, 1923, in Fort Worth. He retired as an Army sergeant major in 1967. Mr. Strain joined the Texas National Guard's 36th Division/144th Infantry in 1939. He served in the Army during World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. He retired at Carswell in 1979.

Mr. Strain graduated cum laude from Texas Christian University at age 51. He wa a Mason in West Point, N.Y., and was a charter member of the Fort Worth Scottish Rite Bodies. He received his 32nd degree in Paris, France, in 1961. Mr. Strain was also a member of the Bluebonnet Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors: Wife of 54 years, Ima "Mimmie" Strain of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jay Barton of Saginaw; brothers, Jim Strain of Fort Worth and John Strain of Beachwood, N.J.; sisters, LaRayne Miller of Millsap, Leighton Hewitt of California and Dorcas Marsden of Irving; granddaughter, Jodi Barton of San Francisco; grandson, Devin Barton of Arlington; and beloved dog, Bridget.

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

Cevat Taraktasli
FORT WORTH -- Cevat Taraktasli, 25, a P.W.S. Foods route salesman, died Wednesday at a local hospital.

Funeral: Was Sunday at Islamic Association of Tarrant County. Burial: Ar- Rawdah Muslim Cemetery.

Cevat Taraktasli was born April 5, 1971, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Survivors: Wife, Tonya D'Ann Thomas Taraktasli; son, Osman Andrew Taraktasli; parents, Kemal and Zulfiye Dadali Taraktasli; and sister, Nuray Taraktasli.

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

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

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Officiating: Dr. Rev. Jimmy Morgan.

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

Joyce Taylor was born April 5, 1934, in Albion, Neb. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Colleyville. She was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.

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

Joseph C. Townzen
HALTOM CITY -- Joseph C. Townzen, 96, a retired miller for Universal Flour Mill, died Sunday at a Keller nursing home.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Victory Assembly of God Church. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at Lucas Funeral Home on North Sylvania.

Joseph Townzen was born Jan. 17, 1900, in Whitefield, Okla. He was a member of Victory Assembly of God Church for 10 years. He was a former member of Riverside Assembly of God Church for 46 years and was a volunteer for the Salvation Army for 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Pauline Townzen, and daughters, Carolyn Gay Quinn and Marie Josephine Townzen.

Memorials: Family Hospice, 4040 Fossil Creek Blvd., No. 204, Fort Worth 76137.

Survivors: Daughter, Mary Ann Davis of Haltom City; brothers, H.W., B.F. and J.N. Townzen, all of Abilene; sisters, Nina Wright of Haltom City, Mildred Wagnon of Napa, Idaho, and Eleanor Flannigan of Abilene; stepsister, Grace Harrison of Abilene; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great- great-grandson.

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

Helen M. Wells
FORT WORTH -- Helen Mae Wells, 71, a retired food service worker for the Fort Worth State School, died Friday at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cooper Missionary Baptist Church. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Wake: 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Helen Mae Wells was born Aug. 29, 1925, in Oklahoma City. She was a member of Greater Antioch Baptist Church, the Senior Choir and Missionary Society. She retired in 1989.

Survivors: Daughter, Thelma Jean Lewis of Fort Worth; sister, Thelma L. Goss of Dallas; grandchildren, Patrice Cameron, Angelisa Cameron, Regina Green, Anita Earle, Sheretta Lewis and Ray Cameron; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Billie M. Dory.

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

Alice V. Willis
KELLER -- Alice V. Willis, 71, a child- care owner, died Saturday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Newark Church of Christ. Burial: Dido Cemetery. Visitation: through tonight.

Alice V. Willis was born May 12, 1925, in Quincy, Ill.

Survivors: Sons, Rick Brown of Lewisville and Terry Brown of Keller; daughter, Sandra Surface of Kiowa, Kan.; brothers, Doug Hebern of Arlington, Joe Hebern of Phoenix, Ariz., and Hugh Hebern of Azle; sister, Donna Fitzgerald of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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

Helena M.S. Willms
FORT WORTH -- Helena Mae Sinast Willms, 87, a dry goods clerk, died Saturday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Officiant: Minister, Dr. Raymond Barber of Worth Baptist Church.

Memorials: Lions Organ and Eye Bank.

Helena Mae Sinast Willms was born June 14, 1909, in Yorktown, Texas. She was a member of the North Fort Worth Chapter of Eastern Star No. 689 for over 50 years. She was a member of South Side Lady Lions and Worth Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward D. Willms.

Survivors: Nieces, Lou Dailey and Alvida Day, both of Houston, Mary Pierce of Port Arthur and Katherine Rush of Vinton, La.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

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