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D. Bayne Anderson
FORT WORTH -- D. Bayne "Andy" Anderson, 72, a journalist, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Robertson Mueller Harper. Harold Elliott, chaplain of the Arlington Police Department, will officiate. Bearers of Mr. Anderson's casket will be Bill Armentrout, John McBride, Bo McCann, Al Montouri, Walter Roberson and Carlton Stowers. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Mr. Anderson, a native of Dublin, was a longtime resident of Fort Worth. Andy was sports editor for the Fort Worth Press' for 26 years and afterward became outdoors editor for `The Dallas Morning News' for 10 years.

Survivors: Wife, Lillian "Potsy" Anderson of Fort Worth; son, Dee Anderson and his wife, Becky, of Arlington; daughter, Debbie Anderson and her husband, Paul Ptak, of Dallas; grandchildren, Hannah Marie, Benjamin Bayne Anderson and Kelly Swearingen; and extended family, David Bayne Hall and Morgan Hall.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233
 

Keith Bailey
FORT WORTH -- Keith Bailey, 72, a service engineering manager, died Sunday in Kingman, Ariz.

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

Keith Bailey was born Aug. 30, 1924, in Parker County. He was a TCU Alumni and a member of Ridglea County Club. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Air Force, and was a 1941 graduate of Arlington Heights High School. He was a manager of service engineering for Halliburton Industries. He was a member of Benbrook United Methodist Church.

Survivors: Wife of 54 years, Mildred C. Bailey of Fort Worth; son, Randy Keith Bailey of Fort Worth; brothers, Arthur Bailey Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M., and Holcomb De Bailey of Harrington, Del.; sister, Chestalynne Elizabeth Patterson of Arlington; and several nephews and a niece.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Clarence K. Bailey Jr.
ARLINGTON -- Clarence K. Bailey Jr., 72, an employee of LTV, died Monday in Arlington.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Clarence K. Bailey Jr. was born Feb. 20, 1924.

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

Joseph J. Barthen
FORT WORTH -- Joseph J. Barthen, 90, a retired automobile mechanic, died Wednesday at a nursing home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday in Emerald Hills Memorial Park.

Joseph Barthen was born May 14, 1906, in Winona, Minn.

He had been a Fort Worth resident since 1955.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Freda V. Barthen; two sons, John Barthen and Edward Barthen; and a daughter, Barbara Barthen.

Survivors: Sons, Bruce Barthen of Erie, Colo., and Larry Barthen of Cleburne; daughters, Betty Dickerson and Carol Sexton, both of Azle, and Enid Nevins of Fort Worth; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341
 

Bobbie J. Bell
FORT WORTH -- Bobbie Jean Bell, 51, a computer technician at Texas Instruments, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Greater Mount Tabor Missionary Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Bobbie J. Bell was born Oct. 24, 1944, in Memphis, Tenn.

She was a member of the Greater Hope Missionary Baptist Church and a former member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors: Daughter, Nakia Bell; brothers, Lee Arthur Bell, Major Bell and Clarence Bell, all of Fort Worth; sisters, Doris Bonner and Rosemary Wilkerson, both of Fort Worth; grandchild, Alexis Bell; nephews she raised, Mark Bell, Leslie Bonner and Leroy Wilkerson; and two grand-nephews, Christopher Wilkerson and Darrell Bell.

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

Mildred M. Brooks
GRANBURY -- Mildred Marsh Brooks, 100, a homemaker, died Monday at a Granbury care center.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Saturday in Greenwood Memorial Park. Officiating at the Episcopal service will be the Rev. Keith Burns.

Memorials: "My Guardian Angel," 6301 Gaston Ave., Suite 150, Dallas 75214, in lieu of flowers.

Mildred Marsh Brooks, 100 years, widow of railroad executive Howard Foster Brooks, passed away Monday, Sept. 30. Born in Dawson, Navarro County, Texas, on March 27, 1896, she moved with her parents to Fort Worth in 1899. She attended Frot Worth public schools, graduating from North Fort Worth High School in 1914. She majored in music at Polytechnic College, now Texas Wesleyan University. During World War I, she directed the "exemption board" for military in North Texas and married Howard Foster Brooks in 1918. They had two children, a son, Howard Jr., and a daughter, Elizabeth.

During her long lifetime she was active in civil affairs and received honors from several organizations for her contributions. She did volunteer work as an American Red Cross Gray Lady and volunteered at All Saints, John Peter Smith and Cook Children's hospitals. She served on various boards, such as the Community Council. She was a charter member of the Fort Worth Opera, Fort Worth Ballet and the Art Council. During World War II, as a volunteer, she was in charge of booking entertainment for five area military hospitals and worked with celebrities to visit the hospitalized military -- such as Gregory Peck, Dorothy Lamour, Mandrake the Magician, Bob Hope, Joseph Cotton and numerous others.

After the death of her husband in 1952, she became director of W.H. Grove Home, where she created the senior citizens fair, retiring in 1968, but continued supporting the fair when the Fort Worth Altrusa Club took over and expanded it.

From 1952 to 1970 she helped charter and sat on the boards of state, local and national organizations for senior citizens and non-profit homes. She moved to Granbury in 1978, after serving St. Andrews Episcopal Church as a choir member and on the Altar Guild and St. Elizabeth Guild.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her son, Howard Jr.

Survivors: Daughter, Elizabeth Brooks Snyder of North Richland Hills; grandchildren, Cedric V. Snyder Jr. of Houston, Howard Brooks Snyder of Dallas and Lisa Snyder Wilkinson of Bedford; and great-grandchildren, Christopher Snyder of Houston, Tonja Snyder of Dallas and John J., Sarah and David Wilkinson of Bedford.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Leonard J. Chaffin
CLEBURNE -- Leonard J. Chaffin, 52, died Monday in Cleburne.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. today in Greenacres Memorial Park.

Leonard J. Chaffin was born June 27, 1944, in Los Angeles, Calif.

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

J. Milton Coalson
GARLAND -- J. Milton Coalson, 86, passed away Tuesday.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Sparkman Funeral Home. Officiating: the Rev. Richard Spleth. Graveside service: 4 p.m. in Live Oak Cemetery in Brady.

J. Milton Coalson was born Aug. 15, 1910, in Brady. He and his wife, Maurine N. Coalson, had enjoyed the last two years of retirement at Chambrel at Club Hill in Garland. Mr. and Mrs. Coalson lived in Fort Worth for 39 years, where they were active in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Mr. Coalson held many responsible leadership roles within his church. His working life was spent as an electrical engineer with the Federal Aviation Administration. Vacations and retirement years were spent building a mountain cabin in Westcliffe, Colo.

Other survivors: Son Gary and his wife, Gladene Coalson, of Carrollton; son Bob and his wife, Joyce Coalson, of Indianapolis, Ind.; daughter, Sylvia and her husband, Richard Gorsuch, of Altadena, Calif.; grandchildren, Michelle and Dan Casey, James and Beth Coalson, Damon and Jennifer Coalson, Eric and Cici Gorsuch, Kay and Lee Lipsker and Jonathon Coalson; and great- grandsons, Andrew and Jacob Lipsker.

Sparkman Funeral Home
Richardson, (972) 238-7855
 

Albert Conger
FORT WORTH -- Albert Conger, 76, a retired forklift operator for Walker Construction Co., died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Carter Metropolitan CME Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: noon to 9 p.m. today at Baker Funeral Home. Family hour: 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Albert Conger, son of Curtis and Fessie Murray Conger, was born in Quitman, Texas, on Dec. 24, 1919, and was educated in Quitman public schools. His parents reared him in the Christian faith.

Albert served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Following his tour of duty, he settled in Fort Worth. Here he united with Carter Metropolitan Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, serving as steward, chairman of the Church Finance Committee, Sunday School Finance Committee and untiringly on Church Beautification. He was also a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 178.

Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Kathleen Webb Conger of Fort Worth; stepson, Joseph Webb Sr. of Fort Worth; stepmother, Mrs. Willie Conger of Quitman; brother, James Curtis Conger and his wife, Ollie Conger, of Quitman; sisters, Ruth Wooten of Dallas, Joyce Hancock and her husband, the Rev. George Hancock, of Quitman and Fessie Rene White and her husband, Billy White, of Dallas; grandchildren, Dr. Joseph Webb Jr., Mark Webb, Marsha Ross and Marva Caldwell, all of Fort Worth; aunt, Mrs. Maurine Russell of Quitman; and several generations of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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

Katherine Cooley
GODLEY -- Katherine "Kathy" Cooley, 41, a homemaker, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: Noon today at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Katherine "Kathy" Cooley was born Aug. 16, 1955, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Kathy will miss her sweet grandchildren so much.

Survivors: Husband, John Cooley; sons, Kenneth Cooley and his wife, Shawna, and Jeremy Cooley; daughter, Sabrina Hutchens; mother, Barbara Pugh; brother, Darrell Rogers; sister, Shirley Clark; grandmother, Arla Patton; grandchildren, Dylan and Jessica Hutchens; brother-in-law and sister-in- law, Ray and Ann Cooley; sister-in-law, Charlene Cooley; and nieces, nephews and friends.

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

Kathy Dutton
MANSFIELD -- Kathy Dutton, 45, a legal secretary, died Monday in Waco.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Mansfield. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Kathy Dutton was born Nov. 2, 1950, in Memphis, Tenn.

Survivors: Son, Chris Dutton of Mansfield; mother, Ann Bjork of Joshua; brother, Rodney Bjork of Joshua; sister, Kim Bjork of River Oaks; half brother, Rocky Kasaftes of Memphis; aunt and uncle, Verna and Warren DeShazo of River Oaks; and cousin, Gary DeShazo of Austin.

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

Finis Early
FORT WORTH -- Finis "Bill" Early, 80, retired, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Mr. Early was born Dec. 24, 1915, in Cottondale.

He was the greatest father in the world!

Survivors: Wife, Irene Early of Fort Worth; sons, Bobby and his wife, Juanice Coslow, of Fort Worth, Danny and his wife, Terry Coslow, of Colorado, Earl and his wife, Joyce Coslow, of Joshua and Dickie and his wife, Dierdra Coslow, of Keene; daughters, Stella Coslow and Susan Hitt, both of Fort Worth, Beulah and her husband, James Cannon, of Eula and Rosie and her husband, Larry Murray, of Ashdown, Ark.; brother, Byran "Sam" Early of North Carolina; sister, Cletis Neal of Washington, D.C.; 22 grandchildren; and 17 great- grandchildren.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Harry J. Finnis
FORT WORTH -- Harry J. Finnis, 79, a retired letter carrier, died suddenly Sunday in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Harry Finnis was born May 15, 1917, in New York City. He was a retired postal carrier and served in the literacy program a number of years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Katie Miller Finnis, in September 1994.

Survivors: Nephew, Stephen Finnis of Dillon, Colo.; niece, Jayne McCarthy of Miami, Fla.; and sister-in-law, Estelle Bannister of Fort Worth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

George H. Freed
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- George H. Freed, 74, a retired United Methodist minister, died Tuesday at home.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Glenview Baptist Church. Burial: National Cemetery on Long Island, N.Y.

Rev. George Freed was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a local resident since 1985.

He was preceded in death by a son, David Bruce Freed.

Survivors: Wife, Thera Freed of North Richland Hills; son, Brian Freed of Alvin; daughters, Dianne Cronenberg of Richardson, Deborah Tyree of Fort Worth and Rita Arkison of Alanson, Mich.; three brothers and one sister, all of Michigan; and eight grandchildren.

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

Henry J. George Jr.
FORT WORTH -- Henry Jack George Jr., 69, pastor of Worth Hill Truelight Holy Sanctified Church for 26 years and a retired custodian for Fort Worth schools, died Sept. 28 at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Valley Missionary Baptist Church, 4800 South Riverside Dr. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 7 to 8 Friday at Worth Hill Church, 3117 Roosevelt St. on the North Side.

Rev. Henry George was born Sept. 20, 1927, in Dallas.

Survivors: Wife of 48 years, Lois Ann Brown; sons, Eugene George, David George and Earnest George; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Phillips, Jo Ann Sneed and husband, Lee, Ella Louise George, Odell Blackman and husband, Danny, Joyce Billups and husband, Benny Sr., Caroline Adkins and husband, Odis, Crissia Harris and husband, Little Mathis, all of Fort Worth and Lucinda Green of Grand Prairie; mother, Odie George; brothers, Rev. B.E. George, Lonnie Pippins; sisters, Mary Jefferson, Rose Jefferson, Mary Louise Brown and Jo Etta George, all of Fort Worth; Lola Harris and Lezette Montgomery, both of California and Bessie Taylor of Longview; 24 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; aunt, Ardell Houff, Tessie Menefee and Ruby Harges; nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

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

Dorris M. Guyton
FORT WORTH -- Dorris Milton Guyton, 62, a maintenance director for McDonald's Corporation, died Monday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at East Saint Paul Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church.

Mr. Dorris Guyton was born Feb. 17, 1934, in Ledbetter, Texas.

Survivors: Wife, Sandra B. Guyton; sons, Darrell Guyton, Dwaine Guyton (Cynthia), Dwight Guyton (Kenyatta) and Anthony Kanida (Jackie); daughter, Doris N. Pearson (Rickey); brothers, Wilbert Guyton John Aurthor Guyton and James Guyton; sister, Linda White; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

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

William Hanson
EULESS -- William "Bill" Hanson, 81, a retired bricklayer, died Tuesday in Bedford.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Dallas. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Dallas. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: George B. Dealy Lodge No. 1312.

William "Bill" Hanson was born Feb. 7, 1915, in Kerrville. He was a 32nd degree Mason and past master of George B. Dealy Lodge No. 1312.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors: Wife, Kathryn Hanson; daughters, Sharon Harris and Elizabeth MacLennan; sister, Helen Sisson; grandchildren, Sean, Kelley, Brennen and Kimberly; and great-grandchild, Morgan.

Laurel Land Funeral Home of Dallas
Dallas, (214) 371-1336
 

Mildred A. Harbin
CARROLLTON -- Mildred A. Harbin, 77, retired, died Monday in Carrollton.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Rhoton Funeral Home.

Mildred A. Harbin was born Nov. 13, 1918, in Sherman.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Marvin and Kieu Harbin of Carrollton; daughter and son-in-law, Mickie and the Rev. Terry Maze; stepdaughters, Alta Harbin of Grapevine, Hannah Fuller of Waxahachie and Jean Gish of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.

Rhoton Funeral Home
Carrollton, (972) 242-5261
 

C.H. Hayward
FORT WORTH -- C.H. Hayward, 64, a retired United States Postal Service mail handler for six years, and with the `Star- Telegram telemarketing for four years, died Saturday at a local medical center.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Valley Missionary Baptist Church, 4800 South Riverside Dr. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park with full military honors. Wake: 7 to 8 tonight at Golden Gate Church of God In Christ.

C.H. Hayward was born May 26, 1932. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1972. He attended Karnack High School and was a member of Golden Gate Church of God in Christ. His previous church was Saint James A.M.E. Church. He was a member of Air Force Sgt. Association Chapter and was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post No. 838.

Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Gwendolyn Hayward of Fort Worth; sons, Donald Hayward, Dwight Hayward and Vernon Hayward, all of Fort Worth; daughters, Everlene Layne of Fort Worth, and Sharon Brown of Houston; stepdaughters, Shawn Rogers of Fort Worth and Ella Denise Webber of Houston; mother, Mary Hayward Brown of Fort Worth; brothers, Jake Hayward of Karnack, Odell Hayward and Richard Hayward, both of Fort Worth; sisters, Mae Downs, Mildred Hayward, Margie Allen and Odetta Downs, all of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren; and step-grandson, Dennis J. Webber of Fort Worth.

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

Lorand L. Heffley
STEPHENVILLE -- Lorand L. Heffley, 85, retired 58-year owner of Heffley Radio & Television Shop, died Tuesday at a Stephenville hospital.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Graham Street Church of Christ. Burial: Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

Lorand Heffley was born Sept. 28, 1911, in Mount Judea, Ark. He was a World War II veteran, a veteran of the Army Air Corps, served as a deacon at Graham Street Church of Christ and was a past member of the Stephenville Lions and Rotary clubs.

Survivors: Wife, Doris of Stephenville; sons, Larry Heffley of Fort Worth and Kyle Heffley of Little Rock, Ark.; daughter, Rosemary Heffley of Dallas; sisters, Nova Hurley of Dublin, Texas, and Lona Gunter of Broken Arrow, Okla.; and four grandchildren.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161
 

Verna L. Henslee
FORT WORTH -- Verna Lee Tomlinson Henslee, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Rosemont Church of Christ. Burial: Georges Creek Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Officiating: Minister John Tabor.

Verna Henslee was born in Texas.

Survivors: Sons, L. Dwain Tomlinson of Watauga and Lee Thomas and Barry L. Tomlinson, both of Fort Worth; daughters, Sonia Elaine Buss of Arlington and Merri Francis of Granbury; brothers, Gordon Howeth of Arlington and Lindy Howeth of Fort Worth; sisters, Kindness Roberts of Camdenton, Mo., and Wynelle Hicks of Dallas; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Mary Jo Hignight
BENBROOK -- Mary Jo Hignight, 76, a city of Fort Worth secretary who retired in 1982, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

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

Mary Jo Hignight was born Jan. 8, 1920, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Husband, Oscar Hignight of Benbrook; stepdaughters, Jennie Anderson of Denver, Lola Rush of Collierville, Calif., Shirley Barga of Garland, Ellen Taylor of Arlington and Susan Gammill of Benbrook; 11 step- grandchildren; niece, Virginia Bain of Austin; and great-nephew, Monty Harrell of Coppell.

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

Charles A. Hillary
FORT WORTH -- Charles Aguster Hillary, 65, died Sept. 28 at home.

Funeral: Noon Saturday at Sweet home Church of Christ in Hallsville. Burial: Dixon Memorial Gardens in Hallsville. Wake: 7 to 8 tonight at Lake Como Church of Christ.

Charles Hillary was born March 9, 1931, in Marshall, Texas.

Survivors: Daughter, Cynthia Marie of Marshall; mother, Clara B. Hillary of Fort Worth; father, Riley Hillary II of Los Angeles, Calif.; sisters, Dora Lee Ray of Fort Worth, Christine Taylor of Longview, Shirley Ross of Carson, Calif., and Delores Hillary of Inglewood, Calif.; granddaughter, Shenique Harris of Marshall; 13 nephews and nieces; and other relatives and friends.

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

T.R. Kidd
GAINESVILLE -- T.R. Kidd, 77, a retired contract painter, died Tuesday at a Gainesville hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Clement- Keel Funeral Home in Gainesville. Burial: Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville.

T.R. Kidd was born Feb. 21, 1919, in Trenton.

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

Jerry L. Lewis
ALEDO -- Jerry Lee Lewis, 64, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Shannon TCU Funeral Chapel. Burial: Annetta Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight.

Jerry Lewis was born Feb. 2, 1932, in Allen, Texas. He was a member of Bethany Christian Church, having served as a deacon. He was a past worshipful master at White Settlement Masonic Lodge No. 1372. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. His career included being a self-employed service station operator; instrumentation mechanic at General Dynamics; owned Jerry Lewis Hardware Store in White Settlement and Acton; owned "Soda Springs" barbecue and catering; and was the owner of "All Cash Pawn Shop."

He was preceded in death by his father, W.R. "Judge" Lewis.

Survivors: Wife, Jimmie Lewis of Aledo; sons, Steve Lewis of Fort Worth and Scott Lewis of Weatherford; mother, Eva Lewis of Benbrook; sister, Peggy Jett of Fort Worth; granddaughters, Kristin, Jessica and Kacy Lewis; a niece, a nephew and a host of friends.

Shannon-TCU Funeral Chapel
3015 Merida, 926-3314
 

Raymundo Lopez
FORT WORTH -- Raymundo Lopez, 75, a Bell Helicopter quality control inspector, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Friday at St. George Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Raymundo Lopez was born Feb. 2, 1921, in Doole, Texas.

Survivors: Wife, Sun Cha Lopez of Fort Worth; sons, Raymond Lopez Jr. of Vallejo, Calif., Rolando Lopez of Hayward, Calif., and Juan Antonio Lopez of Concord, Calif.; daughter, Yolanda Lopez of Plainville, Conn.; stepson, George Spraberry of Fort Worth; brother, Pedro Lopez of Fort Worth; sister, Mary Dennis of Long Beach, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

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

James R. Lovell
EUSTIS, Fla. -- James R. "Buster" Lovell, 85, a retired independent truck driver, died Tuesday at a hospital in Florida.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth.

James R. "Buster" Lovell was born June 2, 1911, in Waxahachie. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Florida and Amarillo Street Church of Christ in Plainview.

Survivors: Wife, Mary Jane Lovell of Eustis; daughters, Dianne E. Lovell of Houston and Marilynette Cox of Eustis; brother, Wayne Lovell of Plainview; sisters, Pauline Conner of College Station and Bobbie Anderson of Denton; granddaughters, Reagan Craft of Mount Dora, Fla., and Courtney Craft of Houston; and extended family, Kim Lovell of Fort Worth.

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

Sara V. Maldonado
FORT WORTH -- Sara V. Maldonado, 90, a homemaker, died Monday at a local care center.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at All Saints Catholic Church.

Memorials: River Oaks Care Center.

Sara V. Maldonado was born in Torreon, Mexico, on Nov. 14, 1905. She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Hilaria Valdez, and her husband, Amador Maldonado.

Survivors: Sons, Louis Maldonado and Jimmy Maldonado, both of Fort Worth, Raymond Maldonado of Watauga, Joseph Maldonado of Saginaw and Pete Maldonado of Fort Worth; daughters, Elodia Spain of Blue Mound, Helen Hamilton of College Station, Mona Ponce and Martha Maldonado, both of Fort Worth, and Elizabeth Palomino of Azle; brother, Richard Valdez of Fort Worth; 22 grandchildren, including Bobby Maldonado and Edward Maldonado; and 29 great-grandchildren.

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

Chester McCallister
FORT WORTH -- Chester McCallister, 44, died Saturday at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Greater Mount Tabor Missionary Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Chester McCalister was born Aug. 3, 1952, in Athens, Texas.

He was a 1971 graduate of Dunbar Senior High School and a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors: Wife, Shelia Lee McCallister of Fort Worth; son, Zahn Lee of Fort Worth; mother, Mary D. Powell of Fort Worth; father, Rev. Ague West of West Oakland, Calif.; sisters, Carolyn Aldridge, Linda Franklin, Francis Williams and Peggy Johnson, all of Fort Worth; three uncles; three aunts; six nephews; five nieces; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

Marie P. Measures
WEATHERFORD -- Marie Pond Measures, 88, a retired teacher and homemaker, died Tuesday at a Weatherford nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel. Burial: East Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Marie Measures was born Oct. 13, 1907, in Weatherford. She was a teacher in several Parker County schools and was a former principal at North Side Consolidated. She was a member of South Main Street Church of Christ.

Survivors: Sons, Jim Bob Measures of Springtown and Joe Pat Measures of Weatherford; daughter, Virginia Lynch of Fort Collins, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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

Walter L. Miles
FORT WORTH -- Walter Lee Miles, 74, a Southern Asphault and Petrol truck driver who retired in 1985 with 25 years of service, died Monday at a local care center.

Funeral: 12 noon Saturday at Golden Gate Church of God in Christ. Burial: Grove Island Cemetery in Mexia. Wake: 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Walter Lee Miles was born Dec. 6, 1921, in Teague.

Survivors: Wife, Missionary, Doris Jean Miles; sons, Juan Miles, Roderick Miles, Dayron Miles, Walter Lee Miles, Jr. and Paul Miles; daughters, Jean L. Elem, Evelyn Jones and Donna Kirvin; stepson, Bennie Roblow; and stepdaughters, Sonya Shelton, Yoland Doiley and Brenda Roblow.

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

John E. Mitchell
SAN ANTONIO -- John Ellis Mitchell, 77, a priest in the Fort Worth and Dallas dioceses, died Tuesday at home. He had resided at St. Henry Church in San Antonio for the past six years and had said Mass at the parish on Sunday.

Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Cathedral in Fort Worth. Bishop Joseph P. Delaney will be the celebrant, with priests of the Diocese of Fort Worth concelebrating. Homilist will be the Rev. Emil Wesselsky, pastor of St. Henry's. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Wake: 7 tonight at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home.

The Rev. John Mitchell was born Jan. 1, 1919, in Dallas, the son of John Ellis Mitchell and Nellie S. Summerfield Mitchell. Raised an Episcopalian, he was received into the Catholic Church in 1938, at the age of 19, at Sacred Heart Church in Dallas.

After graduation from Adamson High School in Dallas, he attended Little Rock College and St. John Seminary in Little Rock and was ordained by Bishop Joseph P. Lynch for the Diocese of Dallas- Fort Worth on May 27, 1948. He received his Sacred Theology Licentiate (STL) degree from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., in 1953.

Father Mitchell served as associate pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Wichita Falls and pastor of St. Mary Church in Henrietta and its missions, as well as Immaculate Conception Church in Corsicana.

In 1960, he joined the St. James Society to do mission work in South America, where he worked for 10 years in Bolivia and Peru. The society worked side by side with native priests and mission groups from other nations. While in Peru, he founded the mission at Salitral, a project of the then-Dallas-Fort Worth Diocese. Father James McKenna of Dallas was the first volunteer and helped Father Mitchell in the missions for a number of years.

Father Mitchell received a scholarship in 1970 from the Jesuits and studied the renewal of the church at St. Louis University in St. Louis.

He then worked for two years with PADRES, doing its public relations and working for the rights of the Hispanic priests. PADRES was established to advance the cause of the Hispanic church in the United States.

Returning to the Diocese of Fort Worth, where he was incardinated in 1976, he served as pastor of St. Rita Church in Ranger, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Wichita Falls, Immaculate Conception Church in Denton and St. Jude Church in Mansfield.

While at St. Jude's, he had a heart operation and subsequently, while recovering, worked at various churches in the diocese, including St. Patrick Cathedral in Fort Worth, St. Paul's Church in Fort Worth, All Saints Church in Fort Worth and St. Maria Goretti Parish in Arlington.

In a 1990 `North Texas Catholic' article on Father Mitchell's retirement, when asked what experience in the priesthood had been of the greatest significance to him, he recalled his work as director of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) office for the Diocese of Dallas-Fort Worth from 1953 to 1956. "During my time in the CCD office in Dallas," he said, "we started the lay teacher of religion program.

"I remember so well the help that Monsignor Langenhorst gave us in setting up that program in the diocese," Father Mitchell recalled. "There were four centers around the diocese, with the Sisters of Sacred Heart doing the instruction at Jesuit in Dallas; sisters of St. Mary of Namur at Our Lady of Victory working with Monsignor Langenhorst in Fort Worth; priests of a parish in Lufkin teaching those in the eastern part of what was then the Diocese of Dallas- Fort Worth; and Sacred Heart Parish in Wichita Falls covering those in the northwest corner of the diocese. All these people cooperated to make this program a success," he said, "and I look back very fondly on all their cooperation."

"We were able to give a great deal more expertise to our teachers of religious education in the diocese," he said.

Survivors: Brother, Julian Mitchell of Dallas; sister, Helen Wade of Dallas; and nieces and nephews, Susie Martinez, Karla Edwards, Angela Olveda, Saundra Wade, Olivia Alexander, Linda Hilbun and Doug Wade.

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

J.W. Myatt Jr.
GRAPEVINE -- J.W. Myatt Jr., 50, who was retired, died Tuesday at a Grapevine hospital.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Friday in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

J.W. Myatt Jr. was born Dec. 9, 1945, in Fort Worth.

He was the former president and owner of Hydra Rig, Inc., a graduate of Diamond Hill High School and the University of Texas, a member of Colonial Country Club and a former member of the Petroleum Club. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War.

Survivors: Wife, Deborah Myatt of Grapevine; sons, Jeff Myatt and Jason Myatt, both of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Cassie and Bing Canion of Longview; mother, Alice B. Myatt of Fort Worth; sister and brother-in-law, Dinah and John Dupuy of Fort Worth; stepsons, Mike Richardson of Mississippi, Mark Richardson of Grapevine; step- daughters, Misti Teed of Oklahoma, Brandi Teed of Grapevine; and niece, Elizabeth Dupuy of Fort Worth.

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

James M. Newell Sr.
FORT WORTH -- James M. Newell Sr., 86, a retired teacher of automobile mechanics, died Tuesday at a local medical center.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas.

James Newell Sr. was born July 22, 1910, in Daingerfield.

Survivors: Wife, Lettie Newell of Fort Worth; son, James Newell Jr. of Irving; daughter, LaVerne Newell of Stephenville; sister, Joyce Jackson of Dallas; five grandchildren; and several great- grandchildren.

Guardian Funeral Home
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Bill V. Nix
FORT WORTH -- Bill V. Nix, 58, a retired welder, died Tuesday at home.

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

Bill Nix was born Oct. 6, 1937, in Waco.

He served in the Army from 1962 to 1966. He worked as a welder approximately 30 years.

Survivors: Mother, Josephine Nix of Blue Mound; brothers and sister-in-law, Joe Brice and Louise Nix of Oklahoma City, Okla., Ben Nix of Fort Worth and Fred Nix of Sansom Park; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Bill Hall of Burleson; numerous nieces and nephews; stepsons, T.D. Dunavin Jr. of Fort Worth, Bobby Dunavin of Rio Vista and Tandy Dunavin of La Junta; stepdaughters, Patricia Elkins of Rio Vista and Kelly Dunavin of North Richland Hills; 19 step-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren.

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

Iva D. Petty
HURST -- Iva Dee Petty, 91, a retired Striplings Department Store sales lady, died Tuesday at a Hurst care center.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday in Elmer Cemetery in Elmer, Okla. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at Brown, Gause- Ware, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Prayer service: 7 tonight at the funeral home. Officiant: Dr. Comal Wallace.

Iva Dee Petty was born July 5, 1905, in Kaufman County.

Survivors: Brother, Henry D. Ayers of Hurst; and sister, Bessie O. Skinner of Bowie.

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

W.O. Rogers
FORT WORTH -- W.O. Robert Wesley Rogers, 79, in antique and fine art restoration, died Sept. 27 in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Ridglea Presbyterian Church. Rev. Scott Hookey will officiate. Military graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.

The funeral service will be held in the chapel of Ridglea Presbyterian Church.

W.O. Rogers was born Oct. 9, 1916, in Birmingham, Ala. Mr. Rogers was a self taught restorer, a Renaissance man who served 16 years of duty in the USAF. He was a veteran of World War II. Upon retirement in 1945, he became an associate of Neiman Marcus as a fine art and antique restoration artist. He served many prominent Fort Worth and Dallas families, churches and other institutions. He was a member of Ridglea Presbyterian Church.

Survivors: Sons, Rob Sherman Rogers and his wife, Sue, of Bastrop, Bob Herman Rogers of San Diego, Calif., Randolph Steven Rogers of Sedona, Ariz., and Anthony L. Rogers and his wife, Dolores, of Moody; daughter, M.A. (Schatzie) Hubbell and her husband, Richard S., of Fort Worth; brother, Forest Rogers and his wife, Margaret, of Birmingham, Ala.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Jesse D. Sanchez
FORT WORTH -- Jesse Delfino Sanchez, 70, a laborer, died Tuesday at a local medical center.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Jesse Delfino Sanchez was born Dec. 24, 1925, in Hillsboro. He was preceded in death by a son, Jesse Sanchez Jr.

Survivors: Sons, Trino C. and Thomas Sanchez of Fort Worth; daughters, Yolanda Montoya, Christina Govea, Jackie Carrizales and Diana Gomez of Fort Worth, Rita Marlin of Indiana and Gloria Bowers of Colorado; 26 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Ramiro Saucedo
FORT WORTH -- Ramiro Saucedo, 50, a heel assembler, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Friday.

Ramiro Saucedo was born Nov. 28, 1945, in Mexico. He was a member of Palacio del Rey and worked for Justin Boot Company for nine years.

Survivors: Wife of 33 years, Maria Saucedo of Fort Worth; sons and daughters-in-law, Jose, Alex and Sandra, Hector and Viviana, Ricardo and Dianna and Ruben and Lisa, all Saucedo and of Fort Worth; daughters and sons-in-law, Sonia Saucedo and husband, Martin, of Fort Worth and Maria Saucedo and fiance, Mike of Waco; Heriberto Saucedo of Mexico; and grandchildren, Cynthia, Damaris, Aviel, Jessica, Samuel, Karen, Hector Jr. and Alexandra, all Saucedo.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Roland M. Shiflett Sr.
WINCHESTER, Va. -- Roland Mason Shiflett Sr., 100, a retired accountant for Sun Oil of Dallas, died Sept. 26 in Winchester.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at United Presbyterian Church in Cleburne. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne.

Roland Mason Shiflett Sr. lived at the Westminster Cantebury nursing facility in Winchester with his wife of 77 years, May Corine Shiflett. He was born in Tioga, Texas, on Sept. 2, 1896, and grew up near Wewoka, Okla., on a small farm. Mr. Shiflett attended business college in Holdenville, Okla., and served in the Navy during World War I. After the war, he returned to Texas where he worked for Sun Oil Co. for 42 years, both on oil rigs in the field and in the office as an accountant in Dallas.

Mr. Shiflett was a member of United Presbyterian Church in Cleburne. He had been active in shut-in ministry and Sunday school and as a ruling elder, choir member and many other positions and activities that come with a lifetime in the church.

He was also a member of Masonic Lodge 315, Cleburne, and Scottish Rite, Fort Worth.

Survivors: Three children, Dr. Roland Mason Shiflett Jr. of Cleburne, the Rev. Billy Bob Shiflett of Winchester and the Rev. James Allen Shiflett of Downers Grove, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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

Marietta Simpson
DENTON -- Marietta Simpson, 90, a retired teacher for the Fort Worth ISD, died Tuesday in Denton.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Burleson.

Marietta Simpson was born Feb. 26, 1906, in Van Alstyne.

Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son
Denton, (817) 382-6622
 

Iris V. Smith
GORMAN -- Iris V. Smith, 88, a retired nursing home cook, died Tuesday at a Gorman nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Higginbotham Funeral Home. Burial: Gorman-Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Iris V. Smith was born Nov. 18, 1907, in Eastland County.

Higginbotham Funeral Home
Gorman, (817) 734-2272
 

Patricia L. Smith
HUCKABAY -- Patricia L. "Pat" Smith, 74, a retired Harris Methodist Hospital dietitian in Stephenville for 25 years, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Stephenville Funeral Home. Burial: Huckabay Cemetery.

Patricia L. "Pat" Smith was born April 13, 1922, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was a member of Huckabay Baptist Church.

Survivors: Husband, Pete Smith; sons, Robert Smith of Ennis and John Smith and Jim Smith, both of Huckabay; daughter, Nancy Vandergriff of San Ramon, Calif.; brothers, Reed Langford and Robert Langford, both of Salt Lake City; sister, Joyce Christianson of Salt Lake City, Utah; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Mikie Wells of Arlington and Mary Langford of Utah.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161
 

Sharla G. Smith
ARLINGTON -- Sharla Gayle Smith, 41, a customer relations associate at National RX, a drug supply company, died Sept. 26 at an Arlington hospital.

Memorial service: 2 p.m Sunday at Ojai Valley Baptist Church in Ojai, Calif. Burial: Private in Ivy Lawn Cemetery in Ventura, Calif.

Memorials: Ojai Valley Baptist Church Building Fund, 11642 Ventura Ave., Ojai, Calif., 93023.

Sharla Gayle Smith was born Aug. 9, 1955, in Riverside, Calif. She had been an Arlington resident for four years and also worked at the Arlington library.

Survivors: Mother, Glenda Sue Smith of Ventura, Calif.; brother, David Smith and his wife, Louise, and their children, Benjamin, Nathan and Amie, all of Ventura, Calif.; sister, Treva Bryning and her husband, Steve, and their children, Dalton and Dayle of Lakewood, Colo.; grandfather, Glen Dalton of Elk City, Okla.; special friend, Elizabeth Galindo of Arlington; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends.

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

John B. Strait
FORT WORTH -- John B. Strait, 59, a counselor, died Saturday at home.

Memorial service: To be held later.

John B. Strait, was born July 1, 1937, in Batavia, N.Y. He was the loving husband of the late Joyce Strait. He was a counselor and program manager for New Vision.

Survivors: Son, John B. Strait and his wife, Teresa, of New York; daughter, Cheryl L. Grasso and her husband, Frank L., of New York; and four grandchildren, Estee Strait, Stacy Grasso, Caroline Grasso and Frank Grasso Jr.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Madeline P. Umoja
FORT WORTH -- Madeline Patricia "Sheba" Umoja, 49, a reservationist with American Airlines, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Ethiopian Orthodox Church of St. Mikael, 2602 Kings Road, Dallas. Burial: Private.

Madeline Umoja was born Nov. 4, 1946, in Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera Bahamas.

She attended Tarrant County Junior College, South Campus, and the University of Southern California.

Survivors: Husband, Takuma Umoja; son, Baraka Umoja; daughter, Omodele Shabazz; grandchildren, Naomi Shabazz.

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

Quilla F. Wallace
DECATUR -- Quilla Ford Wallace, 89, a dairyman, died Tuesday at a Decatur hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. today in Oaklawn Cemetery of Decatur.

Quilla Wallace was born July 14, 1907, in Greenwood. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Decatur.

Survivors: Wife, Helen of Decatur; sister, Opal Dodge of Ardmore, Okla.; grandsons, Rick and Robby Wallace of Decatur; and great-granddaughter, Victoria, of Decatur.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959
 

James A. Washington
ITASCA -- James Arthur Washington, 57, a retired LTV maintenance worker, died Saturday at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Horum Missionary Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Chapel.

James Arthur Washington was born Jan. 2, 1939, in Austin.

Survivors: Wife, Majustic Washington; sons, Kenneth Washington, Leonard Washington and Eric Washington; daughters, Shalandra Cole, Josie Marie Washington and Sandra Reviera; brother, Hosea Washington Jr.; sisters, Thelma O. McElroy, Mary E. Simpson and Helen F. Washington; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

Thelma Westmoreland
MANSFIELD -- Thelma Westmoreland, 83, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. today at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Pallbearers: Lee Witt, Richard Brady, Mike Miller, Richard Westmoreland, Bill Westmoreland and Daniel Shutter. Honorary pallbearers: Phillip Witt, Mark Witt, Gary Witt, Bill Brady, Jimmy Westmoreland Jr., Rayme Shutter, Don Westmoreland Jr. and Bobby Fortune.

Thelma Westmoreland was born May 5, 1913, in Keller. She was a member of Eastland Street Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Westmoreland.

Survivors: Sons, Jimmy Westmoreland of Mansfield and Don Westmoreland of Horseshoe Bend; daughters, JoAnn Witt of Granbury, Peggy Brady of Rendon, Lela Shutter of Arlington and Norma Decker of North Richland Hills; sister, Minnie Mays of North Richland Hills; 28 grandchildren; 62 great- grandchildren; and nine great-great- grandchildren.

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

Keith E. Williams
FORT WORTH -- Keith Edward Williams, 25, a salesman with MJDesigns, died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Tabernacle Church of God in Christ. Burial: Mansfield Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the church.

Keith Williams was born June 19, 1971.

Survivors: His daughter's mother, Leigh Harris; daughter, Kayla Ryan Williams; mother, Rosita Walker; stepfather, Gerry Don Walker; brothers, Ronald Ray Williams; half-brother, Jody White; sisters, Jodie L. Williams; half- sisters, Michele Hall and Donnette Hall; maternal grandmother, Annie R. Williams; paternal grandmother, Dorthoy Lawson; and a host of relatives and friends.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

Word L. Williams
FORT WORTH -- Word Lee Williams, 71, a maintenance worker, died Friday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at Faith Sanctuary C.H.S. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: Thursday.

Word Lee Williams was born May 17, 1925, in Montalba, Texas. He retired from Arlington ISD on Aug. 3, 1988. He was a member of Galilee Baptist Church.

Survivors: Wife, Ozella Williams; sons, Vernon Williams of Angleton, Texas, Artis Williams of Dallas and Paul Williams of Fort Worth; daughters. Cynthia Patterson of Spangdalem, Germany, Zellean Randle of Fort Worth and Regina Williams of Marshall, Texas; brother, Hildra Williams of Fort Worth; sisters, Jessie Gray and Frances Williams, both of Fort Worth; and eight grandchildren.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

Rose A. Witkowski
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Rose A. Witkowski, 89, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a North Richland Hills nursing home.

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Richland Hills. Officiating: Monsignor Charles King and the Rev. Larry Gould. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Rosary: 7 p.m. Friday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Memorials: Alzheimer's Association or Right to Life.

Rose A. Witkowski was born Aug. 8, 1907, in Buffalo, N.Y., and was married to Martin Witkowski in 1927. They moved to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California and finally Texas in 1941 along with the aircraft industry where Martin worked until his death in 1961.

Rose was a member of St. George Catholic Church for 40 years and St. John the Apostle Catholic Church for the last five years. She was active for many years in the Altar Society and Legion of Mary and enjoyed visiting the sick and those in nursing homes.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, L. Martin Witkowski.

Survivors: Her children, Theresa Strelczyk and her husband, Mark, of Granbury, Sylvia Adams and her husband, Horace, of Montgomery, and James Witkowski and his wife, Barbara, of Richland Hills; brother and sister-in- law, Stephen and Florence Osolkowski of Buffalo; 13 grandchildren; 25 great- grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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

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