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|Published Oct. 7, 1996
Bill E. Arnett
Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Memory Gardens.
Memorials: Charity of choice, an education institution or Fort Worth Arts Council.
Mr. Arnett was born July 1, 1918, in Claremore, Okla.
Survivors: Son, Larry Edward Arnett of Weatherford; daughter, Mary Kathryn Arnett of New Orleans, La.; brother, C. A. Arnett of Fort Worth; sisters, Jene McMeans of Granbury, Doris Kirby of Fort Worth; granddaughter, Ashley Stinnett of Albuquerque, N.M.
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel
Jordan M. Banks
Funeral: 1 p.m. today at Greater Saint Stephens Missionary Baptist Church, 1021 Ash Crescent St. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 9 tonight at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors.
Jordan Banks was born Dec. 7, 1995, in Fort Worth.
Survivors: Parents, Michael and Tamara Banks; sisters, his twin, Ashley Patricia Banks and Gabrielle Lee, both of Arlington; grandparents, Audrey Banks and George Banks of Arlington and Pamela Chance and Claude Chance, Jr., of Fort Worth; great- grandparents, Minnie Taulton, Jesse Chance, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Griffin, Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. George Banks, Jr.
Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors
Javier F. Castilleja
Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Scriptural Wake: 7 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials: St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church; United Plant Guard Workers of America.
Mr. Castilleja was born April 19, 1944, in Laredo. He worked for Bell Helicopter Textron for 29 years. He served in the Air Force from 1962-1966.
He was preceded in death by his father, Eusebio Castilleja Sr., and a sister, Maria Esther Castilleja.
Survivors: Wife of 30 years, Martina R. Castilleja of Fort Worth; son, Daniel D. Castilleja Sr. of Fort Worth; daughters, Tina M. Castilleja and Rebecca A. Castilleja, both of Fort Worth; mother, Esther Castilleja of San Antonio; brothers, Eusebio Castilleja Jr. of Laredo and Daniel M. Castilleja of Farmers Branch; sisters, Maria Mayhew of Dallas and Diana Vazquez of San Antonio; grandchildren, Daniel Castilleja Jr. and Taylor A. Castilleja, both of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Greenwood Funeral Home
Georgia P. Coleson
Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at McMillan-Satterwhite Funeral Home in Graham. Burial: Pioneer Cemetery in Graham.
Memorials: VITAS Hospice, 5001 LBJ Frwy, Suite 1050, Dallas, Texas 76244.
Georgia Coleson was born July 26, 1914, in Dahlgren, Ill.
McMillan-Satterwhite Funeral Home
Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Temple Baptist Church in Denton. Burial: Roselawn Memorial Park, Denton. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at DeBerry Funeral Directors.
Memorials: Sound and Lighting Fund of Grace Temple Baptist Church, or Family Hospice of Denton, 625 Dallas Dr., Denton 76205.
Dr. Kenneth Cox was born Dec. 3, 1912, in Grand Saline. He joined the faculty of North Texas State College's School of Business in 1955. His title was Professor of Management, and during the years, he became Chairman of the Management Department. He also excelled in the field of purchasing and was active in the Dallas and Fort Worth Purchasing Association. He received the Cosgrove Outstanding Purchasing and Management Award in 1971.
After he retired from North Texas State University in 1978, he became associated with William E. Dollar of Dallas, and became involved in developing and presenting seminars in purchasing in and out of the United States for seven years.
Survivors: Wife, Grace Cox of Denton; daughters, Joy Cox Booe and her husband, David Booe, of Hurst; brothers, Hilton, Bill and Truett Cox, all of Dallas, and David and Wayne Cox, both of California; sister, Laverne Conner of Maybank; and grandchildren, Jeffery Booe of Dallas and Bradley Booe of Hurst.
DeBerry Funeral Directors
John W. Cunningham
Funeral: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Arlington Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Mr. Cunningham was born March 16, 1947, in Little Dixie, Ark.
He was a long-time resident of Arlington. He was a teacher and a coach for Irving Independent School District. He graduated from Ouachita Baptist University.
Survivors: Wife, Ruth Reid Cunningham of Arlington; daughter, Niki Ryan of Arlington; father, John Henry Cunningham of Des Arc, Ark.; brother, Jimmy Cunningham of Des Arc, Ark.; niece, Shelly Easley; nephew, Jamie Cunningham, both of Des Arc, Ark.
Arlington Funeral Home
Nina F. Davis
Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lucas Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials: Christ's Haven Childrens Home, Keller.
Survivors: Husband, Harvey Davis of Hurst; son and wife, Bobby and Doris Davis of Longview; daughter and husband, Jan and Don Box of Hurst; brothers, Robert Echols of Gainesville and Billy Joe Echols of Mexico; sisters, Dorothy Miller of North Richland Hills, Ruth Newby of Fort Worth and Betty George of Georgia; five grandchilldren; and five great-grandchildren.
Lucas Funeral Home
Funeral: 9:30 a.m.. Friday at Moore's Funeral Chapel, Wayne Township, N.J. Burial: Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah, N.J.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, charity of choice.
Gertrude DuPree was born Nov. 21, 1901, in Paterson, N.J.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fredrick DuPree and daughter, Ruth Priestner.
Survivors: Daughter, Doris Moore of Trophy Club; grandchildren, Susan Kauttz of Grapevine, Barbara Werte of Newark, N.J., John Priestner of York, Pa., and Scott Priestner of Hamburg, N.J.; three great-grandchildren; sister, Rose MaGee of Totowa Boro, N.J.; and many nieces and nephews.
J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Directors
Memorial service: 4:30 p.m. today at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Davis Price, pastor. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Tuesday in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth.
Memorials: Covenant Presbyterian Church.
He attended schools in Fort Worth and was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church.
Survivors: Brother, Roger L. Fielder of San Diego, Calif.; and sister, Frances Leadbetter of Fort Worth.
Sanders Funeral Home
C. A. Fleming
Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park. Graveside services under the Auspices of Arlington Masonic Lodge. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. today at Emerald Hills.
Mr. Fleming was born Oct. 23, 1930, in Fort Worth.
He was a former resident of Arlington. He resided in Burleson for 13 years. He was a member of Arlington Masonic Lodge No. 438
Survivors: Wife, Jackie Fleming of Burleson; sons, Ricky M. Fleming of Fort Worth, Danny E. Fleming of Oklahoma City. Okla.; daughter, Teri Fleming Alexander of Fort Worth; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Emerald Hills Funeral Home
Frances J. A. Grant
Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mayfield Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Williams Funeral Chapel.
Frances Grant was born May 17, 1925, in Malakoff. She was a civic and community worker and a member of Mayfield Baptist Church.
Survivors: Daughter, Gaile Iretta Choice; brothers, C.V. Allen and Eda Fay Allen; sisters, Celestine Brookins, Hazel Richardson, Ollie Bridges, Alfreda Knox, Tahaka Malone and Audrey Thomas; four grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.
Williams Funeral Chapel
Elsie E. Graham
Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lucas Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Burial: Old Mission Cemetery in Upper Sandusky.
Memorials: John Stewart United Methodist Church or charity of choice.
Elsie Graham was born July 11, 1917, in Toledo, Ohio. She was a member of John Stewart United Methodist Church more than 60 years.
Survivors: Husband, Russell Graham; sons, Bob Graham of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and Ken Graham of Texarkana, Ark.; brother, Melvin Iles of Crossville, Tenn.; sister, Dorothy Ritterspach of Fort Worth; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Lucas Funeral Home
Clara M.W. Harris
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Clara Harris was born July 6, 1911, in Argyle.
She was born on the Woods' farm west of the present town. She was the eleventh of 12 children of Edward Alexander Wood and Mattie Lavicia Codgell Wood, pioneer Denton County residents. She graduated from Denton High School and came to Fort Worth in 1928 to attend the Brantley-Draughon Business College. She worked for Reimer- Taylor Printing Company and later worked at what was then called "Panther Oil and Grease Company".
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Bentley Harris, her parents, and 10 brothers and sisters. She lived 67 years on Fort Worth's Southside where she was friend to many neighborhood children spanning several generations. Her cooking talents and hospitality are remembered fondly by many. In recent years, she was assisted in many ways by special nephews, Joe and Herman Fincher and their wives. She was a Methodist.
Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Joseph W. and Elizabeth Harris; brother and sister-in-law, Jack T. Woods and wife, Billie; grandchildren, Louise Harris and Kip Woodruff of Watauga, Dr. J. Allen and Felicia Harris of McKinney, Dr. Margaret Harris and Jeffrey Walter of Southlake, Heather Forsyth Harris of Houston; eight great-grandchilren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mount Olivet Funeral Home
Isaac A. Hornsby
Funeral: 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Nursing Home Chapel at the Texas Masonic Retirement Center. Burial: Keystone Cemetery.
Mr. Hornsby was born Jan. 6, 1908, in Rockdale.
Survivors: Son, Locker A. Hornsby of Burleson; daughter, Bobby Joe Gibson of San Antonio; brother, Robert Hornsby of Corpus Christi; sister, Sally O'Neal of Corpus Christi; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great- great-grandchildren.
Arlington Funeral Home
Duncan P. Hughes
Funeral: Military services at 2 p.m Tuesday at Baumgardner Funeral Home in Crowley. Burial: Crowley Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Hughes was born April 16, 1914, in Crowley.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crowley and VFW Post 10461 in Everman where he served as Chaplain from 1989 to present and was Bingo Chairman for 20 years. He also served as past fire chief of Crowley.
Survivors: Wife, Ruth Hughes of Crowley; son, Tommy Hughes and wife, Sherry of Crowley; daughters, Lois Hughes of Granbury, Fay Britton and husband, George of Fort Worth.; three grandchildren; stepson, Joe Kiker of New Orleans, La.; stepdaughter, Karen Sweet of Fort Worth; three step grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
Baumgardner Funeral Home
Bobbie H. Jones
Graveside service: 10 a.m. today in Newport Cemetery.
Bobbie Jones was born July 21, 1928.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Rosary: 7 p.m. today at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Mr. Livar was born Dec. 25, 1907, in Yorktown.
Survivors: Wife, Guadalupe Livar of Fort Worth; sons, Serapio Livar, Deonicio Livar, both of Fort Worth; daughters, Josephine Livar of Fort Worth, Lydia Aleman of Stanford; brothers, Eugene Livar of San Antonio, Santiago Livar of Fort Worth, Alfrado Livar of Midlothian; sisters, Francesa Cardosa of Mathis, Martina Davela of Victoria, LeVira Martines of Bartville, Epifania Livar of Fort Worth; 15 grandchildren; several great- grandchildren; and several great-great- grandchildren.
Mount Olivet Funeral Home
Graveside service: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Irene Loving was born July 31, 1929.
Survivors: Son, Tony Loving of Dayton, Ohio; daughter, Shirley Claiborne of Fort Worth; mother, Dicey Looney of Fort Worth; sister, Doris Knight of California; nephew, Donald Parrish of Boyd; niece, Deborah Decker of Lewisville; and many grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Mount Olivet Funeral Home
Raul G. Martinez
Funeral: 1:30 p.m. today at St. Patrick Cathedral. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Mr. Martinez was born July 19, 1925.
He was a lifelong resident of Fort Worth. He served in World War II in 1943, in the Marine Corps, as a corporal. He married his lifelong partner in 1956. He was employed for Swift & Packing for 32 years and 10 years for Bunge Edible Oil.
Survivors: Wife, Ofelia Martinez; two sons, Micheal Martinez and wife, Rosa, Raul Martinez Jr.; two daughters, Maricela Munoz and husband Jesse, Linda Juarez and husband, Miguel; brother, Rogelio "Kelo" Martinez; sister, Mary Ruth "Cuca" Martinez Soto; seven grandchildren, Ofelia Munoz, Patricia Martinez, Omar Munoz, Michelle Martinez, Ana Denise Juarez, Micheal Martinez Jr., Miguel Angel Juarez; and five nephews and nieces.
Greenwood Funeral Home
Funeral: 4 p.m. today at Harrell Memorial Funeral Home. Burial: Hazledell Cemetery in Comanche County.
Memorials: Health Care Cross Timbers Hospice, 103. E. Frey, Stephenville, Texas 76401.
Clint Miller was born March 13, 1914, in Comanche County.
Harrell Funeral Home
Horace V. Miller
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Mr. Miller was born Jan. 20, 1925, in Alvarado.
Survivors: Wife, Dorothy Miller of Fort Worth; sons, Gene Miller of Kennedale, Jimmy Miller of Fort Worth, David Miller of Houston; daughters, Nancy Arnold, Beverly Siefkas, both of Fort Worth; brothers, Harold Ray Miller of Nacogdoches, Alvin Earl Miller of Fort Worth, Elvis Miller of Weatherford; sisters, Irene Johnson of Winnsboro, Billie Lanning of Fort Worth; 22 grandchildren; 21 great- grandchildren; sons-in-law, Jack Siefkas, Wesley Arnold, both of Fort Worth; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Miller of Kennedale.
Mount Olivet Funeral Home
William E. Peacock
Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Burial: Saginaw Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
William Peacock was born Dec. 3, 1931, in Avery.
Survivors: Wife, Eva Lena Peacock of Saginaw; son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Brenda Peacock of Saginaw; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Jerry Doughty and Marilyn and Chuck Burton, all of Keller; sisters, Tina Reagan and Osie Rowden, both of Big Spring; grandchildren, Wendy Coulter, Kristy Peacock, Kelly Prater and Matt Doughty; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Shannon North Funeral Chapel
Lottie J. Pinckard
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in Itasca Cemetery in Itasca.
Lottie John "Johnie" Pinckard was born April 8, 1908, in Itasca, the daughter of Vivian and Lottie Mead Downum. She owned and operated Pinckard's Dry Goods Store in Italy, Texas, for 29 years.
Survivors: Brothers-in-law, Jim Pinckard of Fort Worth and Leslie Pinckard of Houston; cousins, Alice Ann Jordon and Elnorane Atkinson of Itasca, Cleo Wheeler and Elaine Harmon of Fort Worth, Jane Morton of Grand Prairie; and loving friends, G.D. and Dortha Cockerham of Everman and Jeff Cockerham of Dallas.
Clayton Kay Funeral Home
William P. Portwood Jr.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at All Saints Episcopal Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Rev. Robe rt W. Bosworth will officiate.
Memorials: Memorial fund at All Saints Episcopal Church.
William Portwood was born Sept. 14, 1914, in Fort Worth. He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church and the Rivercrest Country Club. He graduated fropm Central High School. He served in the Army during World War II, rising from private to major. He worked for Texas Electric 46 years.
Pallbearers: Burl B. Hulsey, Robert H. Browder, Robert T. Martin, Wess M. Taylor, John D.L. Davis and Frank Crowley.
Survivors: Wife, Helen Portwood; son, William G. "Buck" Portwood and his wife, Carol "Tutti;" grandchildren, Lt. W.G. Portwood Jr. of Vicenza, Italy, and Richard Timothy Portwood and Katherine B. "Katy" Portwood, both of Fort Worth; and sister, Lucille M. Portwood of Okemus, Michigan.
Thompson's Harveson & Cole
William D. Pritchett
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Martin's Chapel in Cleburne. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Pritchett was born Dec. 13, 1924, in Corum, Okla., and formerly lived in Fort Worth 28 years. He retired from American Cyanamid after 25 years. He was a lifetime member of Alvarado Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post No. 9299.
Survivors: Sons, Danny Pritchett and Mike Pritchett, both of Fort Worth; daughter, Charlotte Harmon of Cleburne; sister, Edith Bowen of Odessa; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great- grandchildren.
Martin's Funeral Home
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Christine Prusa was born Sept. 27, 1901, in Crystal City, Mo.
She was a member of The Elite Group and Peace Lutheran Church.
Survivors: Son, William Prusa of California; daughter, Doris Ohan of North Richland Hills; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Lucas Funeral Home
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Bellevue Church of Christ in Bellevue. Burial: Bellevue Cemetery.
Mrs. Vera Spears was born May 24, 1916, in Bellevue.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, American Cancer Society.
Mr. Sutton was born Jan. 30, 1916, in Miami, Okla. He retired from General Dynamics after 33 years.
Survivors: Wife, Doris Sutton of Fort Worth; sons, Bert Moody and wife, Jean of Crowley, and Robert Sutton of Mansfield; brother, Bruce Sutton and wife, DeDe, of Pioneer, Calif; sister-in-law, Shirley Sutton of Phoenix; grandchildren, Steve Moody and wife, Keira, Leigh Moody and Hilary Sutton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Greenwood Funeral Home
Ben F. Williams
Funeral: No services are planned.
Ben Williams was born Aug. 25, 1897, in Vernon. He was a World War I Army veteran.
Survivors: Son, Clayton Williams; nephews, Fred A. and W.W. Martin; and niece, Carroll Bowman.
Guardian Cremation Society
Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ridglea Presbyterian Church. Entombment: Greenwood Memorial Mausoleum. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at Greenwood Funeral Home.
Honorary pallbearers: The Gangsome at RCC, Men's Senior Golf Association and the Elders of Ridglea Presbyterian Church.
Pallbearers: Herb Mauldin, Cliff Hummel, Dr. George Sumner, J.J. Thomas, Darrell Ashmore, Gary Ashmore, Carl Brumley and Perry Kimerer.
Memorials: Ridglea Presbyterian Church-Jack and Robbie Wilson Scholarship Fund, English Speaking Union Scholarship Fund, or American Heart Association.
Jack Wilson was born Dec. 17, 1915, in Dallas. He met and married his wife of 54 years, Robbie Ashmore, in Fort Worth. He retired from General Dynamics after 30 years to develop J.R.J. Investment Company, a private company engaged in oil-related investments, real estate and securities. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Christian University and a science degree from North Texas Agricultural College. He also attended Air Force Industrial College in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Wilson was a life member of National Management Club. He was a life member and past president of the Friends of the TCU Library and received "The Friend of the Year Award" in 1985 from TCU Libraries. As a member of the English-Speaking Union, Texas branch, he was organizer and chairman of the ESU Fort Worth Branch Scholarship Program. He was an ESU National Patron and Past National Board member, New York City.
He was a member of Arlington Heights Masonic Lodge 1184, Royal Arch Masons 58, Select Masters 42, Worth Commandery Knights Templar 19 and Moslah Shrine Temple. He was a life sponsor of Knights Templar National Eye Foundation and a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. As a supporter of the arts and charities of his community, he was a member of Jewel Charity Ball, Patron of the Arts Community and Kimbell Art Museum.
As an avid golfer, he became a member of various senior golfing societies: World Seniors, Colorado Springs, Senior Golfers of America, Myrtle Beach, S.C., Mexicana Seniors of Mexico and Ridglea Men's Senior Golf Association. He enjoyed memberships with Carousel and Farando Dance Clubs, Ridglea Country Club and Petroleum Club.
He was a member of Ridglea Presbyterian Church, where he had served as an Elder since 1958.
Survivors: Wife, Robbie Ashmore Wilson; son, Jackson Shields Wilson and his wife, Candy; and granddaughters, Lori Wilson of Dallas and Whitney Wilson of Fort Worth.
Greenwood Funeral Home