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Published Oct. 4, 1996

Virginia F. Adams
CLEBURNE -- Virginia F. Adams, 62, an administrative officer for the Federal Aviation Administration, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Martin's Funeral Home in Cleburne. Burial: Prices Chapel Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.

Virginia Adams was born April 27, 1934, in Decatur. She was a member of Cottonwood Baptist Church in Glen Rose. She worked 30 years as an administrative officer for the Federal Aviation Administration in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Husband, John C. Adams of Cleburne; daughters, Joanne Shaffer of Keller, Patricia Chapman of Houston and Brenda Smith of Austin; stepdaughter, Cecilia Moucka of Hernando, Miss.; brother, Jimmy Watson of Arlington; five grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

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

Johnnie L. Alexander
FORT WORTH -- Johnnie Lee Alexander, 72, a landscaper, died Tuesday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Friendship Baptist Church in Yard, Texas. Burial: Wynn Cemetery in Yard. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at Rev's Funeral Parlor.

Johnnie Alexander was born Aug. 26, 1924, in Dawson.

Survivors: Son, Larry Haynes of Fort Worth; daughters, Amy Joe Alexander of Houston, Johnnie M. Alexander of Wichita Falls and Melinda Joyce Alexander of Fort Worth; mother, Martha Coleman of Dawson; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Rev's Funeral Parlor
3615 Vaughn Blvd., 536-0200

W.T. Anderson
BURLESON -- W.T. Anderson, 83, a plumbing manager, died Saturday in Burleson.

Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

W.T. Anderson was born Nov. 11, 1912, in Cleburne.

He was a longtime resident of Wichita Falls. He moved to Burleson in 1991. He had retired as manager of Economy Supply Company in 1982. He was a member of St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Burleson.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Nancy Anderson; two grandchildren and one great-grandson.

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

Myrtle T. Atkinson
ARLINGTON -- Myrtle Thompson Atkinson, 78, a retired J.C. Penney sales and retail employee, died Wednesday at an Arlington nursing home.

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

Memorials: Charity of choice.

Myrtle Atkinson was born Dec. 3, 1917, in Rice. She was a member of Eastridge Park Christian Church in Mesquite.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, James Weldon and Donna Atkinson; daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley Ann and Bob Forsythe and Sandra Kay and Lanny Shelton; siblings, William Porter Martin and his wife, Suzi, Virginia Sanders Lee and her husband, William, Mrs. Freddie Mae King and her husband, Charles, and Lloyd Thompson; grandchildren, Susan Renee and Darrell G. Forson, Deborah Lynn and Thomas Palmer, Robert Dale and Tami Forsythe, Brian Scott Shelton, Christine Renee Shelton and Justin Eugene Atkinson; and great-grandchildren, Jacob Robert Forson, Ginger Michelle Forson, Catilin Marie Palmer, Shannon Elise Palmer, Robert Alexander Forsythe, Brandon Dale Forsythe, Cody Ross Forsythe, Ty Christopher Miller, Cassidee Alyssa Forsythe; great-great-grandchild, Erica Lynn Shelton; several nieces and nephews; and in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Atkinson, Mrs. O.D. Atkinson and Mrs. R.D. Atkinson.

Restland Funeral Home
Dallas, (972) 238-7111

Robert C. Babcock
FORT WORTH -- Robert Carl Babcock, 85, a retired electrician at the Seaboard Coast Line Rail Road and Jacksonville and Orange Park Kennel Clubs, died Wednesday at a nursing home.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. today in Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Robert Babcock was born Aug. 6, 1911, in Chicago, Ill.

He was a member of and former business manager of I.B.E.W., a resident of Fort Worth since 1992 and a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church.

Survivors: Wife of 63 years, Columbia Babcock; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Robert Hughes, all of Fort Worth; three grandchildren, Marie Ice, Christopher Hughes and Michelle Barber and spouses, all of Fort Worth; six great-grandchildren; two brothers-in- law and wives, Frank and Eleanor Recupido of San Marcos, Calif., Emil Recupido and Becky of Franklin, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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

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

Keith Bailey was born Aug. 30, 1924, in Parker County. He was a TCU and UTA alumnus 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

Bobbie J. Bell
FORT WORTH -- Bobbie Jean Bell, 51, a computer technician at National Semi-Conductor, 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. tonight at the funeral home.

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

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

Charles M. Bray
FORT WORTH -- Charles M. "Chuck" Bray, 74, a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church. Rev. Joseph Pemberton will officiate. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Vigil: 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: Mother and Unborn Baby Care, Inc., c/o Charles Pelletier, 3704 Myrtle Springs Road, Fort Worth 76116.

Charles Bray was born June 9, 1922, in Oscaloosa, Iowa.

He had been a Fort Worth resident since 1967 and was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church and the Men's Club, Knights of Columbus Council 2813 where he was the former financial secretary and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4101 and the General Worth Assembly 4th degree Knights of Columbus.

Active and honorary pallbearers: Members of the Knights of Columbus. Fourth degree members will form a Guard of Honor.

Survivors: Wife of 43 years, Yvonne J. Bray; children, Teresa Jones and her husband, Pat, Martha Bray, George Bray, Mary Reavis, Charley Bray; and five grandchildren.

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

Dwayne Calhoun
JACKSBORO -- Dwayne Calhoun, 42, a carpenter, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God in Jacksboro. Burial: Lynn Creek Cemetery in Jack County.

Dwayne Calhoun was born Nov. 23, 1953, in Wichita Falls.

Coker Funeral Home
Jacksboro, (817) 567-3778

Oscar E. Castillon
FORT WORTH -- Oscar E. Castillon, 75, a retired employee of TU Electric, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Meadowbrook United Methodist Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home.

Memorials: Meadowbrook United Methodist Church.

Mr. Castillon was born in San Antonio . He met and married his wife of 54 years, Ruth Minter, in Tyler. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was employed by the Fort Worth Star- Telegram 14 years. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Christian University and was subsequently employed by TU Electric for 27 years.

Mr. Castillon was a pioneer in the field of economic development and graduated in the first class of the Industrial Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma.

Mr. Castillon was active in industrial development organizations, including the American Economic Development Institute, where he served as a regent and was a Certified Industrial Developer and Fellow Member. He served as a director and chairman of the educational and faculty member of the Basic Industrial Course at Texas A&M University. He was a member of the Edison Electric Institute Area Development Group and was an associate member of the Industrial Development Research Council, Urban Land Institute and the Society of Industrial Realtors.

Mr. Castillon was a member of the North Texas Commission's Economic Development Group, the Fort Worth and West Texas Chambers of Commerce industrial teams and the Fort Worth and Dallas area Industrial Development Councils. He served on the governor's Small Town Task Force and Vocation- Technical Training Conference and the Texas Development Commission.

In 1983, Mr. Castillon was designated an Honorary Life Member of the Texas Industrial Development Council. In 1984, he was cited by the Texas Economic Development Council for his service to the state of Texas.

He was a member of the Meadowbrook United Methodist Church, where he served on the administrative board and as president of the Upper Room class. He was active in Boy Scouts many years and was a supporter of the Girl Scouts.

Survivors: Wife, Ruth Minter Castillon; son, Thomas Minter Castillon and his wife, Kim; daughter, Carolyn Sterett and her husband, Broc, all of Fort Worth; grandsons, Stephen L. Sterett of Fort Worth and Robert Ernest Sterett of Lubbock.

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

Marie A. Clemencet
FORT WORTH -- Marie Antoinette Clemencet, 96, a homemaker, died Monday in North Richland Hills.

Memorial mass: 10 a.m. Monday at the Carmelite Monastery, 5801 Mt. Carmel Dr., Arlington. Rev. Richard Eldredge, T.O.R., will officiate. Burial: Cemetery de la Guerrotiere, Lyon, France.

Memorials: The family gratefully declines floral offerings, but should friends desire, memorials may be given to The Carmelite Nuns in honor of the 100th anniversary of the death of St. Therese of the Infant Jesus.

Marie Clemencet was born Dec. 10, 1899, in Cossaye, France.

A native of Cossaye, France, she had made her home in Dijon, France, for 78 years until she moved to Arlington in 1978. A member of Saint Maria Goretti Catholic Church, Mrs. Clemencet was a gifted singer and she enjoyed needlework, knitting and crochet and was an avid reader. In honor of her lifelong interest and support of music, a string quartet composed of members of the Fort Worth Symphony will play at her memorial service.

Survivors: Daughters, Suzanne Clemencet Hebert of Arlington; grandchildren, Mary Lynn Bryant of Mexico City and Mary Joan Johnston of Edmond, Okla.; and four great- grandchildren.

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

Emma L. Clifton
CLEBURNE -- Emma Lee Clifton, 80, a retired nurse, died Wednesday at a Cleburne hospital.

Funeral: 4 p.m. today at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne.

Emma Clifton was born Sept. 13, 1916, in Cleburne.

Survivors: Husband, Ollie Dee Clifton of Cleburne; sons, Jerry Sparks of Hurst and Ron Sparks of Dallas; daughters, Barbara N. Story of Atoka, Okla., and Shellie Bonotto of Keene; stepdaughters, Ollie May Graves of Irving and Monita Cebelle of Mansfield; brothers, Billy O. Horton and James Earl Horton, both of Cleburne, and Eugene Horton of Oklahoma; sisters, Mary A. Marchman and Evangeline Nuchols, both of Cleburne; 20 grandchildren; 26 great- grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

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

Albert Conger
FORT WORTH -- Albert Conger, 76, a retired employee of Walker Construction Co., died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Carter Metropolitan CME Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Albert Conger, son of Curtis and Fessie Murray Conger, was born in Quitman 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. and his wife, Marie Webb, 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; stepgrandchildren, Dr. Joseph Webb Jr., Mark Webb, Marsha Ross and Marva Carwell, 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

Opal A. Cooper
FORT WORTH -- Opal A. Cooper, 90, a homemaker, died Thursday at a local nursing center.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.

Opal Cooper was born March 21, 1906, in Emory, Texas. She had been a resident of Fort Worth for approximately 80 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rawleigh Cooper, in March 1973.

Survivors: Daughters and sons-in- law, Frances and Melvin Miller of Hurst, Mattie and Paul Smith of Hewitt and Dorothy and Charlie Rayes of Fort Worth; six grandchildren; 20 great- grandchildren; and 12 great-great- grandchildren.

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

Marjorie L. Costanza
WHITNEY -- Marjorie Louise Costanza, 70, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Whitney.

Memorial service: 3 p.m. Sunday at Fort Graham Baptist Church.

Marjorie Louise Costanza was born Sept. 7, 1926, in Edna, Texas. She was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Alderson, in 1971; daughter, Jeannie Alderson, in 1966; and sister, Shirley Stratton, in 1994.

Survivors: Sons, David Alderson of Whitney and Henry Alderson of Fort Worth; daughters, Cheryl Davis of Waco, Suzanne Duran of Whitney and Angel Anderson of Dallas; brother, Earl Stratton Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz.; sisters, Margo Bowman and Earlene Riggs, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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

John L. Cozart
FORT WORTH -- John L. Cozart, 91, a retired General Dynamics metal fitter, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Burgess- Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home. Burial: Bellvue Cemetery in Bellvue.

John L. Cozart was born March 7, 1905, in Buffalo Springs.

Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley
Bowie, (817) 872-1144

Johnney L. Davis
MERIDIAN -- Johnney L. Davis, 48, a truck driver, died Thursday in Meridian.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Meridian First United Pentecostal Church. Burial: Meridian Cemetery.

Johnney Davis was born Nov. 1, 1947, in Bonifay, Fla.

Lawson Funeral Home
Meridian, (817) 435-2792

Doyle M. Dyer
KEENE -- Doyle Max Dyer, 58, a retired automobile assembly worker for General Motors, died Wednesday at home.

Memorial service: 2:30 p.m. today at Keene Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Doyle Dyer was born July 8, 1938, in Malvern, Ark.

Survivors: Wife, Bonnie Dyer of Keene; son, Bret Dyer of Keene; daughter, Lisa Ashmore of Crowley; sisters, Vivian Matlock of Malvern, Ark., and Judy Lambreth of Spokane, Wash.; and two grandchildren.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

Ewell A. Fagan
BLUE MOUND -- Ewell A. "Slim" Fagan, 88, a retired water works superintendent, died Wednesday in Blue Mound.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Saginaw Park Baptist Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight .

Ewell Fagan was born Nov. 13, 1907, in Comanche County.

He was a member of the Blue Mound City Council for 14 years, the Tarrant County Water Association and was superintendent of Newton & Carb Construction Company. He was a member of Saginaw Baptist Church 36 years.

He was predeceased by a son, Marion Aldeen Fagan. Survivors: Wife, Ollie Fagan of Blue Mound; son, Billy Dwain Fagan and wife, Rosalie, of Fort Worth; daughter, Joyce Rae Fagan Phillips and husband, Stanley, of Fort Worth; daughter-in-law, Janette Fagan of Fort Worth; step- daughters, Mary Fances Turner and husband, Eddie, of Baytown, Patricia O'Connell of El Paso, Laverne McElyea of Blue Mound, Diann Thompson and husband, Jerry, of Arlington; stepsons, Cecil McCullough and wife, Anita, of Glen Rose; Gary Bussell of Blue Mound; extended family survivors include Mrs. Fagan's stepchildren: Aaron and wife, Beverly Bussell, David and wife, Connie Bussell, Patsy and husband, Winston Eddington, Wanda Cody and their families; 11 grandchildren; 23 great- grandchildren; 19 step-grandchildren; 24 step-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Guadalupe Fernandez
FORT WORTH -- Guadalupe Fernandez, 77, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: none scheduled. Rosary was at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Alonzo Funeral Home.

Guadalupe Fernandez was born Oct. 18, 1918, in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico.

Survivors: Husband, Richard Fernandez; son, Leonel Fernandez; parent, Luciana Serna; brother, Jesus Serna; sister, Marzo Serna; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Alonzo Funeral Home
2301 Ephriham Ave., 740-9091

Lula B. Gabbert
BURLESON -- Lula Belle Gabbert, 98, a homemaker, died Thursday at a Burleson nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Burleson Church of Christ in Burleson. Burial: 4 p.m. in Ridge Park Cemetery in Hillsboro. Visitation: 5 to 8 tonight at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Burleson.

Lula Gabbert was born Nov. 3, 1897, in Hillsboro. She lived most of her life in Hillsboro and Hill County as a homemaker and a caregiver to friends. She moved to Burleson in 1976, where she continued to be active in senior citizens' activities. She was a devoted member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her son, James. R. McCroy.

Survivors: Children, Geanelle Montgomery of Burleson and Marie Ragsdale of Tacoma, Wash.; sister, Pearl Latta of Waco; 13 grandchildren, including Burleson residents, Linda Ivie and Marsha Bair; 23 grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors
Hillsboro, (817) 582-2581

Anna C. Garner
FORT WORTH -- Anna Chipley Garner, 89, a research microbiologist with the Communicable Disease Center (now the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta), the School of Aerospace Medicine in San Antonio and Tulane University, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Friday in Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio. Rev. Ralph Shuffler, rector of St. David's Episcopal Church in San Antonio, will officiate.

Memorials: American Diabetes Association.

Anna Garner was born Nov. 10, 1906, in Oklahoma Territory.

She served as a medical technologist with the Women's Army Corps during the latter part of World War II. She received a bachelors degree in biology from Incarnate Word College in San Antonio and a masters degree in bacteriology from Trinity University. After retiring, she lived in Oklahoma until moving to Fort Worth in 1990. She was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church.

Survivors: Nieces, Nan Turner of Dallas, Sue Sikes of Houston and Jane Dickey of Fort Worth; two great nieces; four great nephews; and one great- great-nephew.

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

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 9 tonight 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 George; 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, and Lucinda Green; mother, Odie George; brothers, Rev. B.E. George, Lonnie Pippins; sisters, Mary Jefferson, Rose Jefferson, Mary Louise Brown, Jo Etta George, Lola Harris, Lezette Montgomery and Bessie Taylor; 24 grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; aunts, Ardell Houff, Tessie Menefee and Ruby Harges; nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

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

Ira D. Gibson
MANSFIELD -- Ira D. Gibson, 87, a groceryman who retired in 1973, died Wednesday at a Mansfield hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Blessing Funeral Home. Burial: Gibson Family Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

Ira D. Gibson was born July 9, 1909. He was a Fort Worth National Bank employee from 1929-1942 and was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, past Mansfield city councilman, past Mansfield Independent School District board member, charter member of the Mansfield Volunteer Fire Department organized in 1949 and owner and operator of Gibson Grocery Store from 1932-1973, closing after forty years. He served on a committee which wrote the first Mansfield city charter and served on the Mansfield Community hospital board. He married Beryle Angelle Steele on Jan. 7, 1941, in Cleburne. She preceded him in death on Aug. 27, 1993.

Survivors: Son, Michael Gibson of Mansfield; daughter, Jean Gibson of Fort Worth; and grandchild, Benjamin Gibson of Arlington.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555

Doyle E. Grammer
THREE RIVERS -- Doyle Edward Grammer, 88, a farmer-rancher, died Tuesday at a nursing center in George West.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Galloway & Sons in Three Rivers. Burial: Three Rivers Cemetery. Visitation: Noon to 9 tonightat the funeral home.

Doyle Grammer was born June 1, 1908, in Crowley.

He married Altha Redd in Jourdanton March 22, 1928. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was a former Fort Worth resident and had lived in Three Rivers five years.

Survivors: Wife, Altha Grammer of Three Rivers; daughter, Geneva and husband, Tom Ryan, of Three Rivers; two sons, Harold and wife, Ann Grammer, of Hurst, Doyle Elmer and wife, Sharon Grammer, of Fort Worth; five grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.

Galloway & Sons, Inc.
Three Rivers,(512)786-2752

Lucille S. Gray
DAINGERFIELD -- Lucille Sadver Gray, 91, formerly of Ranger, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. today at St. Rita's Catholic Church. Officiating: the Rev. Dale Edwards. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorials: St. Rita's Catholic Church in Ranger.

Mrs. Gray was born Aug. 19, 1905, in Lyra, near Strawn, to George and Mary Manick Sadver. She attended school there and later worked as a housekeeper. She later moved to Michigan, where she began working for a telephone company as an operator. She returned to Ranger, married Leon Brooks Gray and began working for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. as an operator. She retired as chief operator after 38 years' service in 1970.

She was a member of St. Rita's Catholic Church in Ranger and served on the Altar Society. She also enjoyed fishing, reading and cooking.

Mrs. Gray was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Brooks Gray, in 1973, and her son, Robert Gray, in 1993.

Survivors: Daughter, Shirley Gray of Daingerfield; three sisters, Mary Lovera of Strawn, Ann Shaffer of El Paso and Marjorie Janosek of Austin; two grandchildren, John Michael Gray of Olympia, Wash., and Carolyn Gray of Glendale, Calif.; and one great-grandson.

Edwards Funeral Home
Ranger, (817) 647-1133

Earnest Halcomb
FORT WORTH -- Earnest "J.B." "Tobe" Halcomb, 47, a retired truck driver, died Tuesday at a local medical center.

Wake: 5 p.m. today at the family home in Fort Worth.

Earnest Halcomb was born Oct. 28, 1948, in Krystal, Okla. Mr. Halcomb served in the U.S. Army. He loved God, family, kids and animals. He enjoyed country music. He was a member of the Living Word Out Reach Church.

He was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Lee Halcomb, and his parents, Earnest and Beulah Halcomb.

Survivors: Wife, Sandra Kay Halcomb of Fort Worth; brothers, William Newton Halcomb and Samuel David Halcomb, both of Fort Worth; sister, Zettie Elizabeth Miller of Fort Worth; eight nieces; and two nephews.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

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

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Dallas. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Dallas.

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 husband, Ronald G. Harris, and Elizabeth MacLennan and husband, John 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, died Monday in Carrollton.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Rhoton Funeral Home. Officiating: Rev. Terry Maze.

Rhoton Funeral Home
Carrollton, (972) 242-5261

C.H. Hayward
FORT WORTH -- C.H. Hayward, 64, a Postal Service mail handler for 61/2 years and retired from the Air Force, died Sept. 28 at a local hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Valley Missionary Baptist Church, 4800 S. Riverside Drive. 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, in Karnack, where he attended Karnack High School. He retired from the Air Force in 1972. He was a member of Golden Gate Church of God in Christ, the Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1055 and was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 838.

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

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

Jeanne M.K. Head
FORT WORTH -- Jeanne Margaret Kruse Head, 72, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Fort Worth after a short illness with cancer.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at University Christian Church. Visitation: 5 to 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: Community Hospice of Texas or American Cancer Society.

Jeanne Margaret Kruse Head was born Feb. 13, 1924, in Fort Calhoun, Neb. She was past president of Canwick Club and a member of TCU Women X's, Medical Dames Optimist Club, past and present member of Opti-Mrs., Medical Auxiliary, various bridge clubs and University Christian Church. She was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors: Husband, Dr. William M. Head of Fort Worth; children, William M. Head Jr. and Karen Jo Head Austin- Weeks, both of Fort Worth, and Michael Kruse Head and wife, Vonda Bailey Head of Bedford; and sister, Donna Kruse of Kansas City, Mo.

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

Bill R. Hickey
FORT WORTH -- Bill R. Hickey, 82, a production foreman, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

Bill R. Hickey was born March 12, 1914, in Stephenville. He was a Mason.

Survivors: Wife, Blanche Hickey of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Ray Stemnock of Fort Worth; brothers, Charles Hickey of Kerrville and Jack Hickey of Spring; niece, Ann Martin of Fort Worth; and nephew, Mike Hickey of Hunt.

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

Truitt G. Hodges
DECATUR -- Truitt Gene Hodges, 54, a diesel truck mechanic, died Wednesday in Denton County.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at Coker Funeral Home.

Truitt Hodges was born Dec. 11, 1941, in Decatur. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Wise County.

Survivors: Sons, Truitt Hodges Jr. and Todd Hodges, both of Alvord; parents, Thomas and Tommie Ann Hodges of Alvord; brother, James Hodges of Decatur; sisters, LaWayne Hauser of Fort Worth, Jo Evelyn Attkins of New Braunfels and Margaret Gilbreath of Gainesville; four grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959

Robert P. Lacker
BENBROOK -- Robert Paul Lacker, 43, a lithographer, died Wednesday in McKinney.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Las Vegas Trail Church of Christ. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Robert Lacker was born Dec. 4, 1952, in Austin. He was in the U.S. Navy from 1971 to 1972. He worked for Southwestern Colorgraphics for two years and was in the printing business in Fort Worth for many years. He was a member of the Las Vegas Trail Church of Christ. He loved the outdoors and all sports including golf, hunting, fishing, but most of all he was a good Christian husband and father.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a charity of choice.

Survivors: Wife, Elaine Lacker of Benbrook; son, Jason Lacker of Benbrook; daughters, Jennifer Lacker and Jacqueline Lacker, both of Benbrook; mother, Evelyn Lacker of Alvarado; brothers, Jim Lacker of Fort Worth and LeRoy Lacker of Alvarado; sisters, Claudia McFarland of Denver, Colo., and Wynona Link of Alvarado; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Margie Lane
HURST -- Margie Lane, 83, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Haltom City.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at Arlington Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Memorials: American Diabetes Association, 12850 Spurling Drive, Suite 100, Dallas 75230-1258.

Margie Lane was born Jan. 15, 1913, in Greenwood.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Lillian I. Reeves, in Aug. 1987.

Survivors: Son-in-law, Jimmy Reeves; daughters, Betty Arlene Thompson and Sharon C. Miller; brothers, John Patton and Pete Patton; sisters, Velda Rice and Nonie Ousley ; four granddaughters; two grandsons; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791

Paul J. McClung
FORT WORTH -- Paul Joffre McClung, 78, publisher and author, member of the State Bar of Texas, Who's Who in American Law and a 50-year Mason, passed away from a heart attack Tuesday at his mountain retreat in Ruidoso, N.M.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday at University Christian Church.

Memorials: Because education was paramount to him, his family asks that instead of flowers, donations be made in his name to one of the following scholarship funds: The McCauley Scholarship Fund, (817) 441-7683, or The Neighborhood Services, (214) 235-4908 for information.

Paul Joffre McClung was born July 1, 1918, in Achilles, Okla., to James Edington McClung and Adabelle Durham. When both of his parents passed away a few years later from tuberculosis, he, along with his older brother, James, went to live at The Masonic Home for Children in Fort Worth. The friendships that grew over the next 12 years would last his entire life and their yearly reunions were much anticipated.

He went on to attend the University of Texas at Austin. There his law school studies were temporarily interrupted so that he could serve in the Army Air Forces as a navigation instructor during World War II.

After graduation, he met and married Peggy Dyatt of Fort Worth and they moved to Longview, Texas, in 1952. There he served for the next six years as assistant district attorney and was highly regarded for his honesty, intelligence and fairness.

He then returned to Fort Worth, where he and his wife began in 1962 McClung Law Books Inc., publishing his two books, `Jury Charges' and `Lawyers Handbook for Texas Criminal Practice.' Both books are considered expert in their fields and have been referred to as the bible of Texas criminal law by many judges. He also worked for 20 years as counsel for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, retiring in 1978.

He spent the last few years doing the things he most enjoyed: golf and Seniors exercise at Ridglea Country Club, playing and composing on the piano, reading, star-gazing, traveling (he and his wife had just returned from a three-week trip to Russia) and, of course, a good "dog-eat-dog" card game of "Oh Hell!"

He was a man who truly enjoyed himself and knew what was important in life -- his family and friends. The world is a better place because of him. He will be missed.

Survivors: His wife of 45 years, Peggy Dyatt McClung; his two daughters and son-in-law, Joffre McClung of New York and Andy and Gary Zahora of Richardson.

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

Funeral: Noon Saturday at Golden Gate Church of God in Christ. Burial: Grove Island Cemetery in Mexia. Wake: 8:30 to 9:30 tonight at the church.

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

Adolphus E. Miller
SANGER -- Adolphus Eugene "Poncho" Miller, 47, died Wednesday in Reading, Pa.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Coker Funeral Home. Burial: Sanger Cemetery.

Coker Funeral Home
Sanger, (817) 458-3311

Earl W. Mitchell
MINERAL WELLS -- Earl W. Mitchell, 88, retired from a trucking company, died Wednesday in Mineral Wells.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at White's Funeral Home in Mineral Wells. Burial: Woodland Park Cemetery.

Earl Mitchell was born July 3, 1908, in Holland, Texas, to Albert and Rose Mitchell. He enlisted in the Army in 1924 and served until 1933. He married Lucy Mitchell in 1932. Earl and his father-in- law, W.H. "Bud" Tweedle, were pioneers in the trucking industry from the 1920s to the late 1950s. He was a member of the American Legion in Mineral Wells and was a member of the Knights of Pythias for over 50 years. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Memorials: Knights of Pythias in Mineral Wells.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Don and Jeanette Mitchell of Mineral Wells; grandchildren, Paula Ramsey of Mineral Wells, Karen Johnson of Palo Pinto, Donna Boyd of Arlington, Kevin "Bo" Mitchell of Mineral Wells, Mike Bielss of Bedford and Debora Bielss of Arlington; and six great-grandchildren.

White's Funeral Home
Mineral Wells, (817) 325-3311

Joseph A. Mitchell
FORT WORTH -- Joseph A. Mitchell, a newborn, died Sept. 24 at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: Private. Burial: Private.

Joseph A. Mitchell was born Sept. 24, 1996.

Survivors: Parents, Jason and Claudia Mitchell; sisters, Ellen and Stephanie; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents.

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

Virginia Montgomery
FORT WORTH -- Virginia Montgomery, 76, a retired hotel manager, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 1 p.m. today at All Saints Episcopal Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: All Saints Episcopal Church Kitchen Fund.

Virginia Montgomery was born March 7, 1920, in Fort Worth. She was a longtime resident of Fort Worth and a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, where she was known for her volunteer work. She will be well remembered and missed by many friends.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Estella Nunn
FORT WORTH -- Estella Nunn, 65, a Fort Worth Independent School custodian who retired in 1988, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth medical center.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Stop Six Church of Christ. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Wake 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Estella Nunn was born June 19, 1931, in Terrell.

Survivors: Sons, Billy Ray Nunn of Dallas and Paul Faulks of Fort Worth; daughter, Doris Carol Nunn of Dallas; sisters, Ruth Lyons of Terrell, Rosetta Lyons, Kelley Faulks of Dallas, Mary Alice Schrock of Dallas, Rosa Warren of Austin, and Ezella Quills of Shreveport, La.; and three grandchildren.

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

Ruby P. Phillips
MINERAL WELLS -- Ruby P. Phillips, 86, a retired homemaker, died Wednesday at a Mineral Wells hospital.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Baum- Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home. Burial: Woodland Park Cemetery, Mineral Wells.

Ruby Phillips was born Feb. 21, 1910, in Pike, Okla.

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

Lanette J. Pieratt
CROWLEY -- Lanette J. Pieratt, 68, a homemaker, died Wednesday at a Crowley retirement village.

Graveside service: 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 tonight at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Lanette Pieratt was born July 5, 1928, in Mason.

Survivors: Husband, Billy M. Pieratt Sr. of Crowley; sons and daughters-in- law, Billy M. Pieratt Jr. and Jerine of North Richland Hills and Clarence Pieratt and Sherri of Royse City; daughter and son-in-law, Ginger Johnson and Dan of Carrollton; mother, Agnes Willmann of Seguin; father, Jerald Willmann of Stockdale; sisters, Della Houy of Grand Saline and Emma Ross of Minneapolis, Minn.; eight grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.

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

Edna J. Riley
BURLESON -- Edna Juanita Riley, 76, a homemaker, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Baumgardner Funeral Home.

Edna Riley was born July 16, 1920, in Ballenger.

Survivors: Sons, James Young of Granbury and Terry Riley of Burleson; daughters, Debra Luna of Wichita Falls and Kathy Crock of Lillian; 17 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

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

W.C. Runyon Sr.
GODLEY -- W.C. "Bill" Runyon Sr., 77, a retired dairyman, died Wednesday in Cleburne.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Kopperl First Baptist Church. Burial: Kopperl Cemetery.

W.C. Runyon Sr. was born Aug. 20, 1919, in Fort Worth.

Lawson Funeral Home
Meridian, (817) 435-2792

Ashley N. Sampley
SPRINGTOWN -- Ashley Nicole Sampley, 3 months and 25 days old, died Tuesday in Ontaria, Ore.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at White's Funeral Home in Azle. Burial: Azleland Memorial Park in Azle. Visitation: 8 a.m. till the service today at the funeral home.

Ashley Sampley was born June 6, 1996, in Fort Worth.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211

Helen M. Shearburn
HURST -- Helen M. Shearburn, 70, a retired secretary with the HEB school district, died Wednesday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Hurst. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. Officiating: Rev. Sidney Roberts.

Helen Shearburn was born July 11, 1926, in Coldwater, Kan. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Hurst. She was a secretary of the Methodist Church in Snyder and was secretary for the HEB School District for 20 years. She was a member of Glen Garden Country Club. She was a leader of Girl Scouts in Snyder.

Survivors: Husband, V.V. Shearburn; son, Mike Shearburn; daughter, Suzanne Smith; sister, Jean Wentling; and grandchildren, Jason and Josh Smith.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271

Wayne A. Shoup
TYLER -- Wayne A. Shoup, 81, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. today at Lloyd James Funeral Home. Burial: Cathedral in the Pines.

Memorials: Endowment Fund at Marvin United Methodist Church or American Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers.

Wayne A. Shoup was born Aug. 8, 1915, in Wooster, Ohio.

Survivors: Wife, Jean Shoup; son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Lynda Shoup of Van; son, Dan W. Shoup of Tyler; three granddaughters, Emily Shoup, Amber Shoup and Jennifer Shoup; grandson, Daniel Shoup; and brother, Robert E. Shoup of Houston.

Lloyd James Funeral Home
Tyler, (903) 597-6611

Johnny D. Smith Sr.
FORT WORTH -- Johnny D. Smith Sr., 54, a caterer, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Johnny Smith Sr. was born May 19, 1942, in Fort Worth. He was catering manager at Woodhaven Country Club, an ex-member of Dapper Social & Charity Club. He was an all-around athlete. He graduated from Dunbar High School in 1960.

Survivors: Wife of 27 years, Mary Smith of Fort Worth; sons, Johnny D. Smith Jr., Quincy Smith Sr. and Emery Elgin, all of Fort Worth; daughters, Ingrid Smith Clemons, Jenee M. Johnson and Ongelta Smith, all of Fort Worth; stepsons, Fredrick Sloan and Willie D. Sloan, both of Fort Worth; three brothers; two sisters; 14 grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Thomas E. Stover Jr.
HURST -- Thomas Elton Stover Jr., 62, a retired warehouse manager for Federal Parts Company in Fort Worth, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard. Burial: Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard. Visitation: 5 to 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Thomas Stover Jr. was born Oct. 29, 1933, in Hubbard. He grew up in Teague and graduated from Teague High School. He attended Sam Houston State University. He had been a Fort Worth resident since 1968. Before that, he had lived in Fairfield. He was an Air Force veteran, a staff sergeant. He served from 1953 to 1957 and served in Korea.

He was a Methodist.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas E. Stover Sr. in 1977 and Pauline Luker Stover in 1990.

Survivors: Two sons, Stephen Glenn Stover and Michael Todd Stover, both of Fort Worth; two brothers, David L. Stover of Arlington and Paul Stover of Colleyville; three sisters, Patricia S. Roberson of Alvin, Carolyn Ivy of Alvin and Connie Crouch of Burleson.

Wade Funeral Home
Hubbard, (817) 576-2531

Billy J. Tims
FORT WORTH -- Billy Jess Tims, 67, a retired production worker, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church of Mansfield. Burial: Mansfield Cemetery.

Billy Jess Tims was born Aug. 5, 1929, in the Lone Star community near Mansfield. He worked for Mrs Baird's Bakeries for 44 years. Mr. Tims was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Alice Tims; a brother, Robert D. Tims Jr.; and two sisters, Marguerite McGaha and Maude Rudd.

Survivors: Brother, Ray Tims of Fort worth; sisters, Evelyn Vail of Venus and Gertrude Ellison of Fort Worth; many nieces and nephews; and lots of cousins.

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

Billy B. Waddell
FORT WORTH -- Billy Bryan Waddell, 60, a printer for the Wall Street Journal, died Wednesday at a Dallas hospital.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Shannon-TCU Funeral Chapel.

Billy Waddell was born Sept. 5, 1936.

He was preceded in death by a son, Brian Waddell, in May, 1996.

Survivors: Son, Barry Waddell of Fort Worth; daughters, Anita Guerin of Katy and Jake Waddell of New York City; and two grandchildren.

Shannon-TCU Funeral Chapel
3015 Merida, 926-3314

Doris H. Weber
FORT WORTH -- Doris Henson Weber, 70, a homemaker, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 9 a.m. today in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Doris Weber was born July 23, 1926, in Wichita Falls. She was a longtime resident of Fort Worth and was a member of Lakeview Mission.

Survivors: Son, James Vann of Harlingen; daughter, Paula Kay Black of Fort Worth; brothers, James E. Henson and Bobby Hayes, both of Fort Worth; sisters, Jewell Bartholomew of Azle and Ethel Forrester of Fort Worth; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Carolin L. White
DUBLIN, Texas -- Carolin Ligon White, 97, a homemaker, died Thursday at a De Leon hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Dublin Liveoak Cemetery.

Carolin White was born Feb. 22, 1899, in Corsicana.

Memorials: Christmas in April, c/o First United Methodist Church of Dublin, Texas.

Comanche Funeral Home
Comanche, (915) 356-2531

Virginia Whitsitt
McLEAN, Va. -- Virginia Whitsitt, 87, a former Arlington resident, died Tuesday in McLean, Va.

Graveside service: 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Moore Memorial Gardens.

Virginia Whitsitt was born Virginia Marie Freitas on Jan. 28, 1909, in Kauai, Hawaii, where her father worked on a plantation.

She had recently moved to Virginia from Texas in connection with a job- related move by her son and his family.

Mrs. Whitsitt and her family moved from Hawaii to California when she was 5. She moved to Washington, D.C., to work for the federal government when she was 24. It was there she met her future husband, Leonard. Having enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1943, Mrs. Whitsitt, who was discharged as a first lieutenant, was proud of her service in one of the first women Marine units. Her government service also included civilian positions with several government departments and agencies, including the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon.

In addition to having lived for a number of years in Arlington, following Leonard's retirement and beyond his death in 1980, and then more recently Dallas and Plano, Mrs. Whitsitt and her family had also resided in the Washington, D.C., area, France, Mississippi and Montana.

Survivors: Son, William and daughter-in-law, Kristy; sister, Emily of California; and grandchildren, Michele, William, Brendan and Brett.

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

Arthur W. Wingard
FORT WORTH -- Arthur "Art" W. Wingard, 59, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: Pending.

Memorials: Child Evangelism Fellowship or Gideon Bibles. Family requests no flowers.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Debra A. Winters
FORT WORTH -- Debra Alene Winters, 29, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

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

Debra Winters was born Dec. 3, 1966, in Eastland.

Memorials: Memorial fund for the children, Bank of America, Debra Winters Memorial Fund.

Survivors: Husband, Stuart Winters of Fort Worth; daughters, Jessica Winters, Carrie Winters and Holly Winters, all of Fort Worth; father, David Hunt of Fort Worth; mother, Vernice Bloedau, and stepfather, Dennis, of Fort Worth; sister, Laura Hunt of Fort Worth; stepbrothers, Dennis Bloedau Jr., Darin Bloedau and Matthew Bloedau, all of Fort Worth; maternal grandmother, Frances Baird of Eastland; and paternal grandmother, Laura Belle Hunt of Fort Worth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

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.

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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