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C. C. RAWLINS
1922-2001
Funeral services for C.C. Rawlins, 79, of Burleson are pending with Mountain Valley Funeral Home in Burleson.
Mr. Rawlins died Thursday, February 8, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was owner and operator of Master Service Company until his retirement in 1993.
Mr. Rawlins was born in San Benito, Texas on January 2, 1922. He enlisted in the Army Air Force and served his country in Africa and Italy. He lived and worked in the north in Minnesota and Illinois. He moved to Burleson in 1977 where he owned and operated Master Service Company as a general contractor in air conditioning and heating. He also studied hypnotherapy and helped many people become nonsmokers.
Mr. Rawlins is survived by his wife, Wanda Rawlins of Burleson; daughter, Pamela Sanders and her husband, Doug of Fort Dodge, Iowa; stepson, Roland Burt of Chino Valley, Arizona; stepdaughters, Teri Dawes of Bedford, Donna Lake of Cleburne, Carol Love of Bakersfield, California; sister, Beth Lett of Athens, Texas; grandson, A. J. Sanders of Jackson, Wyoming; nine stepgrand-children; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements. 

SANDRA HAMILTON PROCTOR
1934-2001
Funeral services for Sandra Hamilton Proctor, 66, of Granbury were held Friday, February 9 at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. Burial was at Holly Hills Memorial Park in Granbury.
Mrs. Proctor died Wednesday, February 7, 2001, at a Granbury hospital. She was a school teacher at Burleson ISD for 21 years before retiring.
She was born April 6, 1934, in Coleman where she graduated from high school. She married Billie Proctor on July 4, 1951 in Coleman. She received a Bachelors Degree at North Texas State University and a Masters Degree from Tarleton State University. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Thorp Spring where she served as treasurer for the past six years. She was a very loving, caring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Mrs. Proctor is survived by her husband of 49 years, Billie Proctor of Granbury; two daughters, Patricia Bowen and Pamela Smith, both of Granbury; two sons, Reverend Michael Proctor of Baytown and Mitchell Proctor of Burleson; five brothers, Guy Hamilton of Corpus Christi, Bill Hamilton of San Angelo, James Hamilton of Lincoln, Nebraska, W.R. Hamilton of Waco and Lee Hamilton of Coleman; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many loving friends.
Memorials may be made to Vitas Hospice, 2501 Parkview Drive, Suite 600, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.
Wiley Funeral Home of Granbury handled the arrangements. 

VIRGINIA "COOKIE" LANGFORD
1923-2001
Funeral services for Virginia "Cookie" Langford, 77, of El Campo, Texas were held February 2 at the First United Methodist Church in El Campo, Texas. Interment was at the Garden of Memories in El Campo.
Mrs. Langford died January 30, 2001. She was a former resident of Burleson. 
She was born July 14, 1923, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was a member of the American Legion Post 251 and D.A.V. She served in the U.S. Coast Guard.
Mrs. Langford was preceded in death by her parents, George H. and Rena Potts.
She is survived by her husband, Lyndon Langford of El Campo; daughters, Karon Langford of Enid, Oklahoma, Lynda Barger of Katy, Texas, Tana Hester of Nacogdoches, Texas; sons, Lyndon Langford of Austin, Texas and Randy Langford of Katy, Texas; sisters, Rena Lindabury of North Carolina, Fran Robinette of New Jersey, Eleanor Notte of North Carolina, Claudette Nace of New Jersey; brother, Ralph Potts of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and 14 grandchildren.
Wheeler Funeral Home of El Campo, Texas handled the arrangements. 

H. W. "BILL" JOHNSON
1920-2001
Memorial services for H.W. "Bill" Johnson, 80, of Burleson will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 10 at the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church. George Schram and Pastor Dave Hunsicker will officiate.
Mr. Johnson died Saturday, February 3, 2001, at Huguley Hospital. He was a retired bricklayer.
He was born May 25, 1920, in El Dorado, Kansas. He was a member of the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church and a volunteer with the Adventist Disaster Relief Services. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945.
Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Jacqueline Johnson.
He is survived by wife, Frances Marie Justice Johnson; daughter, Donna Johnson McCash; two granddaughters, Summer and Brooke McCash.

DONALD BARBER
1951-2001
Funeral services for Donald Barber, 49, of Burleson were held at noon Tuesday, February 6 at Burleson Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Mr. Barber died Thursday, February 1, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was a carpenter and a member of the National Corvette Association.
He was born September 9, 1951. He was a loving father, son and brother who will always be loved and never forgotten.
Mr. Barber was preceded in death by his stepfather, Leroy Brown, and a brother, Danny Ray Barber.
He is survived by sons, Donald Shane Barber of Burleson, Sonny Ray Barber of Carrollton; grandchildren, Justin Kilgore of Carrollton, Sassy Barber of Fort Worth; mother, Betty Norman of Burleson; father Donald Barber, Sr. of Oklahoma; sister, Patty Tyler VanBeckum and husband, Jeff, of Burleson; nephew, Adam Ray Tyler of Burleson; niece, Whitney Renee Tyler of Burleson; grandmother, Mildred Adams of Oklahoma; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

DON KIMBALL
1936-2001
Funeral services for Don Kimball, 64, of Stephenville, Texas were held Sunday, February 4 at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel. Bobby Bates officiated. Burial was at Johnsville Cemetery in Erath County, Texas.
Mr. Kimball died Friday, February 2, 2001, at Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital in Stephenville. He was retired from Erath County Electric Coop after 27 years of service.
He was born November 11, 1936, in Walnut Springs, Texas. He married Rudine Goodman on June 2, 1960, in Stephenville. Mr. Kimball was a lifelong resident of Stephenville. He was a member of Hillcrest Church of Christ where he served as a deacon for ten years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. 
Mr. Kimball is survived by his wife, Rudine of Stephenville; daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Toby Bills of Joshua; brother, Bob Kimball of Stephenville; five sisters, Ann Pearcy of Bluff Dale, Martha Wright of Brownwood, Lydia McCann of Brownwood, Kathleen Boden of Fort Worth, Doris Henderson of Valonia, Arizona; sister-in-law, Ruth Roberson of Dublin.
Stephenville Funeral Home of Stephenville handled the arrangements. 

HENRY LATHAM DICKENS, JR.
1923-2001
Memorial services for Henry Latham Dickens, Jr., 77, of Burleson will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 1 at St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Burleson.
Mr. Dickens died Monday, January 29, 2001. He was a retired financial manager.
He was born March 7, 1923, in Norfolk, Virginia. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp and was a member of the 22nd Marines Association. He was a member of St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Burleson.
Mr. Dickens is survived by his wife, Dorothy Faye Dickens of Burleson; sons, Henry Latham Dickens III of Burleson, Richard Allan Dickens and his wife, Valerie, of Keller; daughter, Janet Lee Douglas and her husband, Robert, of Burleson; sister, Nan Fulcher of Norfolk, Virginia; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Castle Peak Hospice, 4732 E. Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76103 or St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Forest Ridge Funeral Home of Hurst is in charge of arrangements. 

LAURA MAE OWENS BRADLEY
Funeral services for Laura Mae Owens Bradley, 75, of Everman were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday January 27 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Worth/Burleson. Pastor Scott Whitson officiated. Burial was at Pleasant Point Cemetery.
Mrs. Bradley died Thursday, January 25, 2001, in Fort Worth. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Everman.
She is survived by her husband, Jack B. Bradley III of Everman; daughter, Janice Kay Purifoy of College Station; sons, Jackie Lynn Bradley of Covington and Glenn David Bradley of Alvarado; sister, Cynthia Holland of Happy Hill; seven grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.
Memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association or the Community Hospice of North Texas. 

RICHARD BRANSOM
1941-2001
Funeral services for Richard Bransom, 60, of Burleson are scheduled at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 25 at First Baptist Church of Burleson. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Mr. Bransom died Monday, January 22, 2001, in a Fort Worth hospital. He was Owner-Operator of Bransom Grocery.
He was born January 22, 1941, in Fort Worth, and had been a resident of Burleson since 1961. He was a member and former deacon of First Baptist Church of Burleson and loved serving as greeter for worship services. He had served on several church committees.
Mr. Bransom was on the Board of Directors of Affiliated Food Stores from 1985 to 1987 and was chairman in 1990. He received the Ann Heberle Humanitarian Award in 1988, as well as several other humanitarian awards. He was awarded the Community Builder Award by the Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas in 1997. 
Mr. Bransom had served on the board of directors of the Burleson Chamber of Commerce and was named the Chamber Businessman of the Year in 1991. He had also served on the board of directors of F&M State Bank and the Bethesda Water Co-Op.
He had served in the United States Air Force Reserves.
Mr. Bransom was preceded in death by his parents, Loy and Minnie Bransom; and brother, Loy Wade Bransom.
A loving and caring husband, father and grandfather, Mr. Bransom is survived by his wife of 36 years, Cindy Flowers Bransom of Burleson; son, Keith Bransom and wife, Julie, of Burleson; daughter, Camille Bransom and fiance, Steve Norton, of Burleson; brothers, Marvin N. Bransom of Burleson and Eddie Bransom and wife, Roxy, of San Antonio; sisters-in-law, Libby Baker and husband, Mike, of Arlington, Melinda Crites and husband, Cliff, of Burleson; grandchildren, Carter and Tanner Bransom of Burleson; numerous nieces and nephews; a host of friends; and his special "granddog" Cali.
The family would appreciate memorials to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church of Burleson, the American Cancer Society or to a charity of choice.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements

RODNEY DOWNEY
1976-2001
Funeral services for Rodney Downey, 24, of Joshua will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 26 at Carter Metropolitan CME Church, 4601 Wichita Street in Fort Worth. Burial will follow the service.
Visitation will be Thursday, January 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Laurel Land of Burleson Funeral Home.
Mr. Downey died Sunday, January 21, 2001, in Lubbock. He was a student.
He was born May 3, 1976. He was a senior at Texas Tech University where he was a member of both the track and football teams. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Rodney Downey to Kappa Alpha Psi Guide-Right program, 1002 Frankford Street, Apt. 521, Lubbock, Texas 79416.
Mr. Downey is survived by children, Tanner Argumaniz and Hayley McCullers; fiancee, Krissa Jankowski; parents, Sharon and Howard McDonald; sisters, Tracey Stewart, Raylean Downey, Sharon Downey; grandparents, Earl and Ruth Stewart, and Leonard and Wilma McDonald; and numerous other relatives around the country.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements. 

AMY NICOLE HOCKEMEYER
1974-2001
Funeral services for Amy Nicole Hockemeyer, 26, of Fort Worth were held Monday, January 22 at The Church at Burleson. Burial was at Skyvue Memorial Gardens in Mansfield.
Miss Hockemeyer died Thursday, January 18, 2001, at her home. She was a Plate Maker for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
She was born June 19, 1974, in Arlington, Texas. She was a 1993 graduate of Burleson High School and was a member of The Church at Burleson.
Miss Hockemeyer is survived by her parents, Barry and Rosa Hockemeyer of Burleson; sisters, Jamie Wiley and husband, Wes of Burleson, and Hailey Hockemeyer of Burleson; uncles, Danny Hockemeyer of Burleson, Rickey Hockemeyer and wife, Desra, of Mokane, Missouri, Ronald Kroll of Jefferson City, Missouri; aunt, Vivian Ferina of Jefferson City, Missouri; niece and nephew, Brock and Kendall Wiley of Burleson; and many cousins.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

ELLIS HARRINGTON SPRUELL
1925-2001
Funeral services for Ellis Harrington Spruell, 75, of Joshua were held Tuesday, January 23 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Greenacres Memorial Park in Cleburne.
Mr. Spruell died Friday, January 19, 2001, at his home. He was a retired Chief Master Sergeant for the United States Air Force.
He was born February 26, 1925, in Swartz, Louisiana to Thomas and Katie Mae Lord Spruell. He married JoAnn Ingram on November 9, 1951, in Azle, Texas. He was a member of the Cotner Masonic Lodge in Lincoln, Nebraska, a member of Mountain Valley Country Club in Joshua and loved to play golf until his health prevented it. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Joshua, a member of the Air Force Sergeants Association and a member of the B-36 Association. He was once a radio operator on a B-36 crew.
Mr. Spruell was preceded in death by his mother, father, four siblings and a daughter, Debra Ann Spruell, in 1973.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, JoAnn Spruell of Joshua; son, Rodney Spruell and wife, Tracy, of Allen; grandsons, Austin and Ryan Spruell of Allen; sister, Lola Howard of Las Cruces, New Mexico; sisters-in-law, Betty Wheeler and husband, James, of Burleson and Gloria Prater of Azle; brothers-in-law, Jack Ingram and wife, Dora, of Azle and Jerry Ingram and wife, Louise, of Azle; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Joshua building fund.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

DONALD J. "ROBBIE" ROBINSON
1931-2001
Funeral services for Donald J. "Robbie" Robinson, 69, of Waco, were held Monday, January 22 at Pecan Grove Funeral Home in Waco. Reverend A.W. Schroeder officiated. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery with full military honors.
Mr. Robinson died Friday, January, 19, 2001, in a Waco hospital. He was retired from Miller Brewing Company and the U.S. Air Force and had owned and operated Nellies Cafe in Itasca.
He was born June 14, 1931, in Fargo, North Dakota to Ernest J. Robinson and May Erickson Robinson. He graduated from Fargo High School and attended college in Bemiji, Minnesota where he played football. He retired from the U.S. Air Force with 23 years of service, serving a tour of duty in Vietnam. He and his wife, Nellie, owned and operated Nellies Cafe in Itasca for 11 years. They also lived in Burleson, and he retired from Miller Brewing Company with 15 years of service. He loved golf and country music.
Mr. Robinson is survived by his wife, Nellie Robinson of Waco; daughter, Tara Endricht of Cleburne; grandson, Tory Rex Endricht of Cleburne.
Pecan Grove Funeral Home of Waco handled the arrangements. 

SHELLEY DIANE BEAUCHAMP
Funeral services for Shelley Diane Beauchamp, 46, of Denton are scheduled at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 24 at First United Methodist Church of Burleson, 130 E. Renfro Street. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth.
Miss Beauchamp died Sunday, January 21, 2001, in Denton. She was a resident of the Denton State School.
She was preceded in death by her father, Lee Roy Beauchamp, and her grandmother, Essie Lobb.
She is survived by her mother, Dorothy Beauchamp of Burleson; sister, Karen Harris and husband, Charles, of Burleson; nephew, Corey Harris, and niece, Tara Harris, both of Burleson.
Memorials may be made to the Volunteer Services at the Denton State School in Denton, Texas. 
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

JOHN PAUL BROWN
1922-2001
Funeral services for John Paul Brown, 78, of Burleson were held Monday, January 22 at Lucas Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Chip Foster officiated. Burial was at Birdville Cemetery.
Mr. Brown died Thursday, January 18, 2001, in a Fort Worth hospital. He was a retired postal clerk and a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force.
He was born April 12, 1922, in Fort Worth and was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ.
Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his son, Larry Paul Brown.
He is survived by his wife, Faye Brown of Burleson; son and daughter-in-law, Bobbie and Brenda Brown of Burleson; two granddaughters, Belisa Davis of Burleson and Belinda Brown of New York; two great-grandchildren, Kelsea and Macee Davis of Burleson.
Lucas Funeral Home handled the arrangements. 

GUY ERIC FRANCE
1961-2001
Graveside services for Guy Eric France, 39, of Joshua were held Monday, January 22 at Caddo Cemetery in Joshua.
Mr. France died Thursday, January 18, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was an electrician in the construction business.
He was born September 25, 1961, in Dallas. He was a member of Unitarian Universal Church in Fort Worth. He enjoyed education, volunteering at the Crowley Public Library and helping others.
Mr. France is survived by his parents, Toney France of Ridge, Maryland and Judith France of Joshua; sister, Yvonne France of Joshua; nephew, Chester Krey of Joshua; fiancee, Kathy Jackson of Waco; several aunts, uncles and many cousins.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

VERNON "JUNIOR" PURSELLEY
1924-2001
Funeral services for Vernon "Junior" Purselley, 76, of Burleson were held Thursday, January 18 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park.
Mr. Purselley died Monday, January, 15, 2001, at an Alvarado care center. He was a retired builder and cattle rancher.
He was born March 2, 1924, in Arlington, Texas. He was a member of Hallmark Baptist Church, Handley Masonic Lodge and Moslah Shrine where he served as a captain in the Motor Corps. In 1963, he won the Trophy Cup. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
Mr. Purselley was a general contractor for many years, and owned Burleson Dairy Cow Sales until his retirement in 1979. He enjoyed gardening and horseback riding.
Mr. Purselley was preceded in death by son, Ricky Don; parents, Vernon and Artie Purselley; brother, Barney Purselley; and sister, Ruth Kirkpatrick.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Gwen Purselley of Burleson; daughter, Carolyn Sue Seright of Midland; sisters, Joyce Moore of Fort Worth and Billie Haggard of Waco; several nieces and nephews.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

MARY MC GLOTHING
1934-2001
Funeral services for Mary McGlothing, 66, of Burleson were held Tuesday, January 16 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Burial was at Skyvue Cemetery.
Mrs. McGlothing died Saturday, January 13, 2001, at a local hospital. 
Mrs. McGlothing was born February 16, 1934, in Little Rock, Arkansas. She graduated valedictorian of her high school class. A devoted wife, mother and friend, she was the keeper of many hearts.
Mrs. McGlothing is survived by her husband of 30 years, Hal McGlothing; daughters, Lisa McGlothing of Fort Worth, Sharon McGlothing of Burleson, Tammy Russell of Harlingen and Leann White of Blanco; son, Guy McGlothing of Burleson; brothers, Jim Boy Rumbach of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Johnny Rumbach of Jacksonville, Florida; sister, Bobbie Tice of Burleson; grandsons, Cameron Russel and Ricky Preston White; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Harvest House in Burleson at 349 N.W. Renfro Street, Burleson, Texas 76028.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

\HELEN MARIE MURDOCK
1920-2001
Graveside services for Helen Marie Murdock, 80, of Keene were held Monday, January 15 at Western Heights Cemetery in Dallas. Pastor Allen Priest officiated.
Mrs. Murdock died Thursday, January 11, 2001, in Keene. She was a homemaker.
She was born February 19, 1920, in Dallas. She lived in Dallas all her life until moving to Keene in 1975. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Mrs. Murdock was preceded in death by daughter, Janice, in 1969.
She is survived by sisters, Louise Speyer and Anna Kent, both of Keene; brother, Carl Struck of Dallas; and many nieces and nephews.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements.

JOHN LEE PERRY
1920-2001
Funeral services for John Lee Perry, 80, of Burleson were held Monday, January 15 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Cleburne. Kern Porter and Karl Jones officiated. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne.
Mr. Perry died Friday, January 12, 2001, at Vencor Southwest Hospital. He was a retired Car Man with Santa Fe Railroad and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was born August 12, 1920, in Cleburne. Mr. Perry was a member of Central Church of Christ for 60 years and Burleson Church of Christ since March, 2000. He lived in Cleburne for 79 years and Burleson since March, 2000.
Mr. Perry was preceded in death by his mother and father, Edna and Ben A. Perry, and brother, Leonard Perry.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille Perry of Burleson; daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia and M.G. Madden and Patricia and Troy Burnett, all of Burleson; grandchildren, Perry Burnett and wife, Bambi of Alvarado, Pam Burnett Lehman and husband, Steve of Houston, Phil Thomas and wife, Kathy of Burleson, and Sherri Burnett Lewis and husband, Jim of Burleson; step-grandchildren, Dianne Madden Bradshaw and husband, Todd,and Greg Madden of Granbury; great-grandchildren, Candi, Cody and Carli Burnett of Alvarado, Kristin and Jake Lehman of Houston, and Cheyanne Thomas, Casey, Garett, Apryl, Caryl Lewis of Burleson; step-great-grandchildren, Nicole Madden, Brittany Schriener, Sierra Bradshaw, Brandon Starks and Amanda Starks.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements.

JOHNNIE LOU TATUM
1945-2001
Funeral services for Johnnie Lou Tatum, 55, of Burleson were held Monday, January 15 in the Chapel of Chimes in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Mrs. Tatum died Friday, January 12, 2001, in Fort Worth. She was a PBX Operator at Huguley Hospital.
She was born March 23, 1945. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed.
Mrs. Tatum is survived by her husband, David Tatum of Burleson; children, Debra Goff and husband, Jim, Wesley Tatum and wife, Jennifer, Shawn Tatum and wife, Pamela, and Crystal Tatum; grandchildren, Kyra and Ashley Tatum, Gary Goff, Penny Chick, and David Goff; sisters, Lena Mae Reeder and husband, Oscar, Tommie Fern Sparks and husband, Ronnie; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

DANIEL NATHAN RUSSELL
Burleson--Daniel Nathan Russell, 16, a junior at Burleson High School, went to be with the Lord Saturday, January 13, 2001.
Recently, our darling Daniel said that when his time came, he wanted celebrating and not crying, because he would be with Jesus. To honor his wishes, we will have his Homegoing Celebration at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 18, at Bethesda Baptist Church of Burleson, I-35 at Bethesda Road, Burleson. "For we guide our lives by faith, and not by what we see. And in this confidence we would gladly leave our home in the body, and make our home with the Lord" (2 Corinthians 5:7-8). 
Graveside Service: 3:00 p.m. Thursday, Clairette Cemetery, Clairette, Texas.
The family will receive visitors from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson.
Survivors: parents, Joe and Becky Russell, and brother, David Russell of Burleson; grandmother, Louise Mackie of Burleson; grandparents, Bill and Joyce Russell of Hico; aunts, Joyce Stewart and husband, Fred, Barbara Hartgraves and husband, Keith, Carol Palacios, all of Burleson, and Cindy Winkler of Cleburne; uncle, Tim Russell of Hico; and cousins, Ronnie Dean Plumlee, Kim Ratliff, Zach Hartgraves, Jesse Russell and Alisa Palacios. 

LITA HUDSPETH
1917-2001
Graveside services for Lita Hudspeth, 83, of Burleson will be held Saturday, January 20 in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. Monsignor Hennessee of St. Ann Catholic Church in Burleson will officiate.
Mrs. Hudspeth died Thursday, January 11, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospital. She was a retired food inspector for Libby's Food Processing in California.
She was born February 6, 1917, in Ceinfugous, Cuba. She was a lifelong member of the Catholic faith.
Mrs. Hudspeth was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, in 2000.
She is survived by brother, Isiadro Lopez of Miami, Florida; nephew, Ignacio Lopez and wife of Miami; brother-in-law, David Hudspeth and wife, Wilma, of Cleburne; and nieces, Isabell Lopez of Queens, New York, Lynda H. Butler and husband, Roger, of Detroit, Michigan, Jessica H. Miller and husband, George, of Irving, and Ellen Parnell and husband, Ron, of Cleburne.
Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery are handling the arrangements. 

BETTY SMITH
1937-2001
Funeral services for Betty Smith, 63, of Burleson were held Friday, January 12 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Mrs. Smith died Wednesday, January 10, 2001, at her home. She was born March 11, 1937, in Van Zandt County to Melvin and Zenobia Taylor.
Mrs. Smith is survived by husband, Billy Ray Smith of Burleson; son, Monte Hall of Burleson; son and daughter-in-law, Rob and Penny Hall of Burleson; stepdaughter, Sabrina Smith of Fort Worth; sister, Rosa Lee of Van, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Judy Taylor of Van, Texas; one special little girl, Kaycee; several nieces and nephews; a host of friends and wonderful church families.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

MARGUERITE ELENE (ELLIE) SKINNER PRICE
1931-2001
Graveside services for Marguerite Elene (Ellie) Skinner Price, 69, of Crowley were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 10 at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. 
Mrs. Price died Sunday, January 7, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospital. She was a retired electronics technician.
She was born January 31, 1931, in Sunset. She was among the first accredited female electronic technicians in the nation and was co-owner of Gene Price Radio and TV in Fort Worth. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6872 Ladies Auxiliary. A cherished wife and devoted mother to her four children, Ellie enjoyed cooking, needlework, cats and laying hens; she performed volunteer work on behalf of a variety of worthy causes.
Mrs. Price was preceded in death by her husband, George E. (Gene) Price in May of 1989.
She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Edgar Quesnel of Show Low, Arizona; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Brenda Price of Salem, Oregon; and sons, Russ Price of Crowley and John Price of Houston; sister and brother-in-law, Marian and Derwood Johnson of Winter Haven, Florida; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous loving friends.
Baumgardner Funeral Home of Crowley handled the arrangements. 

"DUSTY" EDGAR W. BATEMAN III
1937-2000
"Dusty" Edgar W. Bateman III of Burleson passed away Sunday, December 31, 2000. Interment was at the Bateman Ranch Private Cemetery in King County, Texas.
Mr. Bateman was born February 15, 1937. He was a resident of Burleson for 24 years and was employed by Winn-Dixie for 24 years.
He is survived by his wife, Carroll Jean Bateman; two sons, Edgar Wight Bateman IV and Edgar W. Bateman V; daughter, Lacy Bateman; daughter-in-law, Wendy Bateman, all of Burleson; three brothers, James T. Bateman of Denton, Charles G. Bateman of Shamrock, Terry Lynn Bateman of Irving; sister, Carol Sue Bateman Fletcher of Burleson; and four grandchildren.
Mansell-Smith Funeral Home of Knox City, Texas handled the arrangements.

JIMMY MILLER SCHISLER
1938-2000
Jimmy Miller Schisler, 62, of Cleburne passed away Sunday, December 31, 2000, at his home. Burial was January 3 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.
Mr. Schisler was born October 31, 1938, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Wayne H. and Mable Schisler. His family lived in Harrah, Oklahoma for many years before moving to Keene to enroll their children in church school.
Mr. Schisler was preceded in death by one son, Gary Schisler. 
He is survived by son, Jimmy Wayne Schisler of Mesquite; two daughters, Tammy Murphy of Columbus, Indiana and Louvena Schisler of Cleburne; father and step-mother, Wayne H. and Edna Schisler of Cleburne; two brothers, Billy Wayne Schisler of Marana, Arizona and Larry K. Schisler of Cleburne; two sisters, Janet McConathy and Jeri Seiler, both of Keene; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 

CECIL M. CRANFORD
1909-2000
Funeral services for Cecil M. Cranford, 91, of Burleson were held Saturday, December 30 at The First United Methodist Church of Burleson. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Cranford died Wednesday, December 27, 2000, at Huguley Memorial Medical Center. He was a Parts Manager for John Deere Dealership.
He was born September 4, 1909. He was a lifelong resident of Burleson and a member of The First United Methodist Church of Burleson. He married Willa Belle "Mallory" Cranford on March 20, 1939, in Burleson. He worked for the John Deere Dealership in Fort Worth for 45 years.
Mr. Cranford was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Willa Belle Cranford, who passed away December 2, 2000.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and LaVaun Mallory and Randy and Eileen Cranford, both of Burleson; six grandchildren, Eddie Mallory, Jackie Under-wood, Barbara Porter, Sherrie Isenberg, Darren Cranford and Steve Cranford; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Lillie Mae Allen; and one niece, Peggy Moore.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

PEGGY JOANN ELDER
1934-2000
Peggy JoAnn Elder, 66, a lifelong resident of Altus, Oklahoma, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2000, at Tamarac Retirement Center.
Ms. Elder was born October 1, 1934, in Altus to F.H. (Hoke) and Marie (Watterson) Elder. Her grandparents were Southwest Oklahoma pioneers, settling in Indian Territory in what is now Jackson County, before statehood. She attended Altus Public Schools and graduated from Altus High School with the class of 1952. She was a bookkeeper at the Badger Oil Company in Altus, retiring after 25 years of service. She was a longtime member of the Elm and Hudson Church of Christ. She was a member of the Cancer Support Group, loved sports, played tennis, enjoyed walking and bicycling.
Ms. Elder was preceded in death by her parents, and grandparents, J.R. and Ella Elder and John and Anna Pearl Watterson.
She is survived by one brother, James R. Elder and wife, Carol, of Burleson; one sister, Ella Marie Hinson of Lawton, Oklahoma; one nephew, Russel Hinson and wife, Susan, of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma; two nieces, Marla Hinson of Lawton and Valerie Elder Russel and husband, Clate, of Burleson; three great nephews; two great nieces; and numerous relatives and close friends who assisted with her care.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Westview Boys Home in Hollis, or the Jackson County Memorial Hospice Care.
Kincannon Funeral Home of Altus, Oklahoma handled the arrangements.

MARY DARLENE TRIPLETT
1941-2000
Graveside services for Mary Darlene Triplett, 59, of Decatur are scheduled at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 3 at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. 
Mrs. Triplett died Wednesday, December 27, 2000, in Dallas. She was born September 23, 1941. 
Mrs. Triplett is survived by her husband, Morgan Triplett; daughters, Tana Copeland and partner, Robin, and Tracy Copeland; granddaughter, Maghen Berry; great-grandson, Donovan Wooldridge; brothers, Miles Short and wife, Shirley, Wilson K. Short and wife, Ola, Porter Short and wife, Beth Felker; sisters, Betty Torres and husband, Ray.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth is in charge of the arrangements. 

JOHN "JOHNNY" P. EVANS, JR.
1947-2000
Funeral services for John "Johnny" P. Evans, Jr., 53, of Burleson were held Tuesday, January 2 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Mr. Evans died Wednesday, December 27, 2000, in Burleson after a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig's disease. He was a mechanic for the U.S. Postal Service.
Mr. Evans was born December 18, 1947. He served honorably in the Marine Corps for nine years and was awarded the Purple Heart during his tour in Vietnam. He also served as a member of the Marine Corps band. After his return home he became a member of the Marine Corps league and VFW Post 6872.
Mr. Evans was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Evans.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy Evans; daughters, April Evans and Alicia Feazell; father, J. Paul Evans; sister, Carolyn Singleton; stepdaughter, Stacy Roberts; stepsons, Don Hooks and Brandon Whitaker.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

OPAL CARTER MANNING
1915-2000
Private graveside services for Opal Carter Manning, 85, of Austin were held at the Texas State Cemetery. Mrs. Manning died December 25, 2000.
She was born Opal Irene Carter on December 8, 1915, in West Plains, Missouri. She was the ninth and youngest child of Anderson and Mary Francis Carter.
After graduation from high school, Mrs. Manning was employed as a legal secretary working for the District Attorney of Howell County, Missouri. While working there she met and married J.W. Longley of Brownwood, Texas. Although the marriage ended in divorce, they remained friends until his death in 1981.
In 1961, she married Rush Manning, a career school teacher who was elected to serve two terms as a member of the Texas House of Representatives from Shelby County, Texas. Their forty-year marriage was filled with happiness, travel, dancing and, most importantly, helping others recover from the ravages of alcoholism. They lived in Burleson until 1997, when they moved to Austin to be closer to their grandchildren.
Mrs. Manning is survived by her husband, Rush Manning; son, Joe K. Longley; three grandchildren, Adam, Bill and Grace Ann Longley, all of Austin.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Brighton Gardens Assisted Living for the excellent care extended to Opal. In lieu of flowers, they request donations be made to The Salvation Army or to the charity of one's choice. 
Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home of Austin handled the arrangements. 

LARRY MAX RUDOLPH
1943-2000
Funeral services for Larry Max Rudolph, 57, of Burleson were held Saturday, December 23 at First Christian Church of Burleson. Pastor Ken A. Taliaferro officiated. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Mr. Rudolph died Wednesday, December 20, 2000, at his home. He was Parts Manager for Cummins Southern Plains where he worked for 30 years.
He was born September 30, 1943, in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He was a 1962 graduate of Permian High School in Odessa, Texas. He was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Division of the U.S. Marines.
Mr. Rudolph was a member of First Christian Church of Burleson, an avid drag racing fan and a liver transplant survivor of 11 years. He valued family along with the friendships created with employees and customers.
Mr. Rudolph is survived by his wife of 25 years, Jane Rudolph of Burleson; son, Lyle Rudolph and wife, Monica Vavra, of Houston; daughters, Lynn Quarzenski and husband, Ken Ptak, of Burleson, Patricia White and husband, Tony, of Burleson; grandchildren, Gabrielle Quarzenski, Elijah Rudolph, Brandon Ptak, Elisabeth White, Jacob Rudolph; sisters, Donna Hicks of Odessa, Karen Moody and husband, James, of Burleson; three nieces; three nephews; and three great-nephews.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

O. D. ADAIR
1920-2000
Funeral services for O.D. Adair, 80, of Burleson were held Sunday, December 17 at Hallmark Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Burial was at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce next to his wife, Freida.
Mr. Adair died Wednesday, December 13, 2000, at his home in Burleson. He was a retired public school teacher and counselor.
He was born May 10, 1920, to Viola Pearl Weldon and Jesse W. Adair in Lone Oak, Texas, Hunt County, and was one of five children. He attended Miller Grove School and received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from East Texas State Teachers College in Commerce and had hours toward a Doctorate. O.D. met his wife Freida Glen Pommerening in Commerce walking to Jernigan's Dairy. They were married for 50 years and had one child, Sondra Kay. During World War II Mr. Adair was stationed at Norman, Oklahoma, where he was a Pharmacist's Mate in the Navy.
Mr. Adair and his wife taught in public schools in Ennis, Falfurrias, Big Springs, San Angelo and Fort Worth. He taught wood shop at William James Junior High and mechanical drawing at Polytechnic High School where he helped many students obtain their first job. He also taught drafting at Arlington State College. Later he became a counselor at O.D. Wyatt High School and was honored one year as counselor of the year.
Mr. Adair was a member of Hallmark Baptist Church, a Mason, and had been in Toastmasters. He loved teaching in public school and had kept his LPC license active. He was always interested in learning and improving his skills. He helped organize the Adair Reunion 2000 and was helping to set up the Adair Reunion 2001. Till death he believed in God and embodied a positive attitude in the face of adversity, as witnessed by his friends and family.
Mr. Adair was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and three siblings, Lloyd Adair, J.B. Adair and Arvenia Adair Pickle.
He is survived by one brother, Lewis Adair of Arkansas; daughter, Sondra Kay Adair of Corpus Christi; first cousins, Jessie Adair Hooten of Point, Jewell Watson Goggins and Mary Watson of Sulphur Springs; second cousins, Hazel Adair Owens and Ivan Adair of McKinney, LouGenia Adair DeBord of Greenville, Lillian Watson Kirkpatrick of Hurst; numerous nieces and nephews; and one small faithful canine companion named Tina.
The Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

FRANK DOTY, JR.
1921-2000
Funeral services for Frank Doty, Jr., 79, of Kennedale, were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 16 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Emerald Hills Memorial Park in Kennedale. Reverend Dean Rollings officiated. Pallbearers were Ricky Doty, Rocky Doty, Wesley Rhodes, Curtis Rhodes, Brian Doty and Bradley Doty.
Mr. Doty died Tuesday, December 12, 2000, at Emery J. Lilge Hospice House. He was a retired electrician and was owner and operator of Doty's Barbecue in Burleson.
He was born April 30, 1921, in Cleburne to Thomas Frank Doty, Sr. and Ida Elizabeth Edwards. He married Ruth Aileen Carter on August 27, 1939, in Weatherford. Mr. Doty had been a resident of Kennedale for 23 years. He was a member of Marystown Baptist Church and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 116. He retired in 1984.
Mr. Doty is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ruth Doty of Kennedale; sons, Richard Doty and wife, Janice, of Florissant, Colorado, Tommy Doty and wife, Karen, of Joshua; daughters, Charlotte Kirkpatrick and husband, William, of Burleson, Helen Rhodes and husband, Virgil, of Joshua, Barbara Yancey and husband, Glenn, of Rendon; brother, Glenn Doty of Cleburne; sisters, Aileen Gorman and Dorothy Gorman, both of Keene; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
The Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

ATHENE "CONNIE" MITCHELL
1925-2000
Funeral services for Athene "Connie" Mitchell, 75, of Joshua were held Friday, December 8 at Mountain Valley Chapel in Burleson. Burial was at Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Mitchell died Wednesday, December 6, 2000, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker.
She was born April 20, 1925, in Wortham, Texas, to George Wasson and Carrie Michael. She was a member of Reece Prairie Baptist Church of Burleson.
Mrs. Mitchell is survived by son, Dr. Kenneth Hewett and his wife, Mary, of Charleston, South Carolina; daughter, Janice Snyder and her husband, Walter, of Joshua; brother, Lynn Wasson of Brenham; sister, Evelyn Carson of Independence, Missouri; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association or the Joshua Community Library.
The Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

BILL JOWELL
1942-2000
Funeral services for Bill Jowell, 58, of Burleson will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 13 in the Chapel at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne.
Mr. Jowell died Saturday, December 9, 2000, in Caldwell, Texas. He was employed as a Terminal Manager for Roadmasters Transport.
He was born November 16, 1942. He was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1965 and served as an elder at the Wooded Hills Burleson Congregation.
Mr. Jowell is survived by his wife, Paula Jowell of Burleson; sons, Donnie Hudson of Rendon, Robert Jowell of Burleson, David Jowell of Gilbert, Arizona, Chris Jowell of Arlington, Jonathan Jowell of Crowley and Brad Jowell of Burleson; brother, Aubrey Jowell of Cleburne; sisters, Clara Lewis of Crockett, Iona Taylor, Barbara Smith and Charlyn Whiteside, all of Cleburne; and one grandchild, Tyler David Jowell.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements. 

JAMES A. (JIM) GALLAN
Memorial services for James A. (Jim) Gallan, 72, of Burleson will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, December 15 at the American Legion Hall in Burleson.
Mr. Gallan died Thursday, December 7, 2000, in the VA Hospital in Dallas. He was retired from National Can Company. He was a veteran and a member of the American Legion in Burleson.
Mr. Gallen was born in Pennsylvania, but he was a Texan at heart.
He is survived by sons, Jack Gallan and Jimmy Gallan; daughters, Sue Fava, Joyce Styles and Sharon Wolf. 

PAMELA ANN HARRISON
1947-2000
Funeral services for Pamela Ann Harrison, 53, of Fort Worth are scheduled at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 11 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation is from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Funeral Home.
Mrs. Harrison died Friday, December 8, 2000, in Houston. She was born August 21, 1947, in Tyler, Texas.
She was a light of God's love to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed and remembered by the ones who knew her during her extraordinary life. Her love and impact will live on in the faces and hearts of her dear husband, children, family and friends, who are blessed for having known her.
Mrs. Harrison is survived by her beloved husband, Jim Harrison of Fort Worth; daughter, Dashelle Cashion of Houston; sons, Jamie Cashion and his wife, Summer, of Fort Worth and Joshua Harrison, also of Fort Worth; parents, John and Helen Crawford of Burleson; grandmother, Willie McDonald of Tyler; sister, Mickie Tigner of Fort Worth and husband, Larry; brothers, Johnny Crawford of Burleson and wife, Gail, and Randy Crawford of Joshua and wife, Lorie; niece, Mandy McCoy, and her husband, Donny, of Burleson; nephews, Mark Crawford and his wife, Teena, of Burleson, Adam Crawford of Burleson, Justin Tigner of Houston, Clint and Aaron Crawford of Joshua.
Memorials may be made in Mrs. Harrison's name to the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, 500 Morris Avenue, Springfield, New Jersey 07081.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements. 

BILLY FATE EARLEY II
1962-2000
Funeral services for Billy Fate "Dusty" Earley II, 38, of Cleburne, were held Tuesday, December 5 at Calvary Baptist Church. Reverend Charles Payne officiated. Burial was at Baker-Lain Cemetery in Johnson County, Texas.
Pallbearers were Tommy Sanders, Tracy Watson, Steve Johnson, George Davis, Jr., Randy Anderson, Bruce Paul, Richie Simpson and Jimmy Clements. Honorary Pallbearers were Brad Earley, Mike and Mark Earley, Kelly Moore, King Reagan, Larry Milsap, Mark Brown, Mike Green, Barry Kirkland, Bernie Johnson, Kirk Kirkland, Ozzy Black, Joey Quattlebaum, Gil Earley and Alex Nichols.
Mr. Earley died Friday, December 1, 2000, in Cleburne. He was the owner of Sunbelt Signs in Cleburne.
He was born September 1, 1962, in Cleburne to Billy Fate Earley and Jannette Diamond Earley. He married Mardi Leanne Bransom on June 21, 1985, in Cleburne.
Mr. Earley was a member of the Johnson County Sheriff's Posse and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was also a member of the ACTRA Team Ropers Association and the Regional Team Roping Association. He was the past president of the Goatneck Community Center and a coach in the Cleburne Baseball Association.
Mr. Earley is survived by his wife, Mardi Earley of Cleburne; sons, Bllade Earley and Gunter Earley of Cleburne; parents, Bill and Jannette Earley of Cleburne; two brothers, David Earley of Granbury and Alan Ray Earley of Omaha, Nebraska; two sisters, Schrennia Kelley of Cleburne and Audra Lynn Roden of Pampa, Texas; a number of nieces and nephews; and many friends.
The Cleburne Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 

ATHENE "CONNIE" MITCHELL
1925-2000
Funeral services for Athene "Connie" Mitchell, 75, of Joshua were held Friday, December 8 at Mountain Valley Chapel in Burleson. Burial was at Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Mitchell died Wednesday, December 6, 2000, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker.
She was born April 20, 1925, in Wortham, Texas, to George Wasson and Carrie Michaels. She was a member of Reece Prairie Baptist Church of Burleson.
Mrs. Mitchell is survived by son, Dr. Kenneth Hewett and his wife, Mary, of Charleston, South Carolina; daughter, Janice Snyder and her husband, Walter, of Joshua; brother, Lynn Wasson of Brenham; sister, Evelyn Carson of Independence, Missouri; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association or the Joshua Community Library.
The Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

WILLA BELLE "MALLORY" CRANFORD
1912-2000
Funeral services for Willa Belle "Mallory" Cranford, 88, of Burleson were held Tuesday, December 5 at the First United Methodist Church of Burleson. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Cranford died Saturday, December 2, 2000, at Huguley Nursing Center. She was a retired secretary for the U.S. Government Farmers Home Administration of Fort Worth.
She was born March 8, 1912. She was a lifelong resident of Burleson and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Burleson.
Mrs. Cranford was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward E. Mallory; two brothers; three sisters; and her mother and father.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Cecil Cranford of Burleson; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and LaVaun Mallory and Randy and Eileen Cranford, both of Burleson; six grandchildren, Eddie Mallory, Jackie Underwood, Barbara Porter, Sherrie Isenberg, Darren Cranford and Steven Cranford; eight great-grandchildren; one niece, Peggy Moore; and one sister-in-law, Lillie Mae Allen.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

BILLIE ANNE LEACH
1958-2000
Funeral services for Billie Anne Leach, 41, of Cleburne are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 9 at Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church. Elder Ben Leach, Pastor Don Baker, Pastor Russ Laughlin and Pastor John Curnon are officiating.
Mrs. Leach died Tuesday, November 28, 2000, in Fort Worth. She was a teacher.
She was born December 7, 1958, in New Bern, North Carolina. She was a teacher and believed strongly in education. She was still enrolled at Hill College taking teaching certification courses when she died. During the four years of her illness she never complained or asked "why me?" She was grateful for the many miracles she had received, and counted among them the help, prayers and gifts of friends and family. She never gave up hope or her faith.
Mrs. Leach is survived by her husband, Daniel Arthur Leach of Cleburne; father, Bill Abernathy of Emerald Isle, North Carolina; mother, Anna Abernathy of Covington, Texas; sons, Benny Leach, Daniel Leach and Eddy Leach, all of Cleburne; daughter, Victoria Leach of Cleburne; brothers, Abby Abernathy of Covington and Tim Abernathy of East Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be sent to the Billie Ann Leach Memorial - Children's College Fund, c/o Bank of America, One Main Street, Cleburne, Texas 76031. 817-556-6400.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne is in charge of arrangements.


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