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Published Oct. 10, 1996

Rita L. Adkerson
FORT WORTH -- Rita L. Adkerson, 97, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Lancaster.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Rita Adkerson was born July 19, 1899, in Colbert, Okla. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 681 and Grace Bible Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was a Navy veteran of World War I and served as a yeoman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, DeWitt C. Adkerson, in 1976.

Survivors: Very dear friend, Mrs. Ila M. Raynes of Dallas; and great-nieces and a nephew.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Joe Don Anderson
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Joe Don Anderson, 28, a machinist, died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: Was Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Benbrook Cemetery.

Joe Don Anderson was born Nov. 2, 1967. He was raised in Benbrook and resided in Grand Prairie. He was a loving husband, father, son and brother, and will be dearly missed.

Survivors: Wife, Elizabeth Katherine Anderson of Grand Prairie; son, Justin David Anderson of Grand Prairie; daughter, Summer Lynn Anderson of Fort Worth; father, Jerry "Andy" Anderson of Fort Worth; mother, J. Ann Anderson of Benbrook; sister, Kimberly Whittenburg of Fort Worth; granny, Marjorie Reavis of Benbrook; paternal grandparents, P.C. and Anna Anderson of Fort Worth; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and the entire Martinez family.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Ira Jean Ashworth
ARLINGTON -- Ira Jean Ashworth, 72, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Arlington.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Arlington. Burial: Old Arlington Cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the family home.

Memorials: First United Methodist Church, Arlington.

Ira Jean Ashworth was born Oct. 29, 1923, in Crandall. She was a volunteer for the Arlington Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and was a Baylor Beauty at Baylor University in 1944.

Mrs. Ashworth was a past president of Arlington's Woman's Club, past president of the Shakespeare Club, director of Theater Arlington, Mother of the Year at First United Methodist Church, adviser to the Arlington Junior League and a former schoolteacher. She was a lifetime member of the PTA and a member of First United Methodist Church in Arlington. A former resident of Kaufman, she had lived in Arlington since 1945.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Charlotte Ashworth.

Survivors: Husband of 50 years, Judge Clyde Ashworth of Arlington; sons, Bruce Ashworth of Arlington, Mark Ashworth of Carson City, Nev., and Bob Ashworth of Philadelphia, Pa.; daughter, Amy Ashworth-de Arana of Arlington; brother, Wendell Pike of Minneapolis, Minn.; sisters, Joye Hash of Dallas and Charlsie Abner of Kemp; and seven grandchildren.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Linda J.S. Barnes
MIDLOTHIAN -- Linda Joyce Smith Barnes, 51, a private club owner, died Saturday in Tarrant County.

Funeral: Was Wednesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Dallas. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas.

Linda Joyce Smith Barnes was born Aug. 1, 1945, in Dallas. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter; her parents, Lester and Delma Smith; and brothers, Lester Jr. and George Allen Smith.

Linda will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors: Fiance, Bob Jenkins; sons, Chip Barnes and Milton Barnes; daughter, Dee Dee Barnes; sister, Darlene Stevenson; nieces, Stephanie Stevenson and Gina Dougherty; nephew, Dwain Stevenson Jr.; and three great-nieces.

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

Winfred R. Bridwell
BEDFORD -- Winfred Ray Bridwell, 90, a retired civil engineer, died Tuesday in Bedford.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Sagamore Hill Baptist Church. Burial: Private. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

Memorials: American Hospice, 1349 Empire Central, Suite 707, Dallas 75247.

He was born Oct. 4, 1906, in Cleveland, Oklahoma Territory, one year before statehood. He graduated from Cleveland High School and attended Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State.) He was a committed Christian, having been raised a Methodist, and was a longtime member and deacon of Sagamore Hill Baptist Church in Fort Worth. After a long career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, serving in Mobile, Ala., Denison, Tulsa, Okla., Lewisville and Fort Worth, he retired in 1966 and spent the next 14 years working with the Freese & Nichols Engineering firm. Some of his Corps of Engineers projects were Denison, Benbrook, Grapevine and Lewisville Dams.

Sports were a passion for him and he played softball well into his adult life. In later years, he enjoyed following sports on TV. The last baseball game he attended was at The Ballpark in Arlington the year it opened. Winfred loved people and will be remembered for his uncompromising convictions, both in his business and personal life. He set the kind of example for his family members that they will always be reminded of wherever a decision needs to be made.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Pauline Bridwell, who died in 1973.

Survivors: Wife of 22 years, Nayadine L. Bridwell of Bedford; sons, Charles Douglas Bridwell and wife, Debbie, of Coral Gables, Fla., John Franklin Bridwell of Fort Worth; stepsons, Jack Clare Mueller and his wife, Claire, of Lewisville, Dana Charles Shurtleff and wife, Paula, of Fort Worth; daughters, Mary Virginia Rhoades and husband, Hugh, of Bedford; sisters, Lila Peters of Castle Rock, Colo., Helen Cox of New Iberia, La.; grandchildren, Charles Searcy and wife, Junhee; Karen Palmer, Rev. David Rhoades and wife, Amy, Jennifer Howes and husband, Jonathan, Melinda Claudepierre and husband, Jon, Michelle Mueller, Michael Mueller, Sean Shurtleff, Jason Shurtleff and Daniel Shurtleff; and great-grandchildren; Randy and Donna Palmer, Jeni and Julia Searcy and Timothy Rhoades.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

William H. Chambers
BEDFORD -- William H. Chambers, 70, an automobile salesman, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Bedford. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

William Chambers was born June 7, 1926, in Detroit, Mich.

Survivors: Wife, Mae Chambers of Bedford; sons, Paul Chambers of Irving and Scott Chambers of Bedford; daughter, Lisa Chambers of Newport Beach, Calif.; and brothers, Paul Chambers of Irving and Robert Chambers of Rockwall.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Neal D. Crane
FORT WORTH -- Neal D. Crane, 79, a retired executive, died Sept. 8 at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: No local services were held. His ashes were interred in the family plot in Chippewa Falls, Wis.

Memorials: Neal Crane Memorial at Ripon College, P.O. Box 248, Ripon, Wis. 54971.

He was born Oct. 28, 1916, in Stanley, Wis. He graduated from Ripon College in Ripon, Wis., in 1938 and completed course work toward a doctorate in nuclear physics at the University of Wisconsin.

He served with the Army Intelligence during World War II in Britain and was highly decorated, reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel.

He held many executive posts throughout the years, including the U.S. Government Department of Defense, research director of General Motors Laboratory, divisional vice president of American Machine and Foundry Co., CEO of the Ben Hogan Co., president of Jacobsen Lawnmowers and executive vice president of Allegheny Ludlem, retiring from full time corporate activity in 1977. During his lifetime, he was a member of the board of directors of seven major companies, most recently Modine Manufacturing Co. in Racine, Wis.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth; his parents; and one sister.

Survivors: Brother, Lloyd Crane; two nephews of Chippewa Falls, Wis.; and his best friend and fiancee', Juanita Cobb of Fort Worth.
 

Marie Crawford
MANSFIELD -- Marie Crawford, 76, a personnel manager, died Monday in Mansfield.

Graveside service: 3:30 p.m. Friday in Moore Memorial Gardens.

Marie Crawford was born Feb. 10, 1920, in Brady.

Survivors: Sons, Fred Crawford of Crosbyton, Andy Crawford of Springfield, Va., and Kenneth Crawford of Mansfield; mother, Lois Leddy of Pasadena, Texas; sister, Zola Lundgren of Pasadena; five grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Lila Pettingill of Sacramento, Calif., and Beth Leddy of Dallas.

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

Maurice Curry
WEATHERFORD -- Maurice Curry, 78, a retired accountant, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Maurice Curry was born Sept. 19, 1918, in Pineville, La. He was reared in Shreveport, La., and later lived in Arlington from 1962-1984. He then moved to Weatherford where he had spent the last 12 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II in Europe. After retiring from the John Bradshaw Company at age 72, he went back to college and joined Phi Theta Kappa at Weatherford Junior College. He received the Outstanding Student Award for Anthropology and was offered a scholarship at TCU to receive a degree in anthropology. He volunteered at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens and taught English to non-English speaking people.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna Muriel Curry.

Survivors: Wife of 19 years, Martha J. Curry of Weatherford; sons, Randy Curry of Denver, Colo., and Pete Curry of DeBary, Fla.; daughters, Rebecca Bradshaw of Nacogdoches and Sandra Marsh of Lawrenceville, Ga.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Patricia A. Ely
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Patricia Ann Ely, 61, a travel agent, died Oct. 2 at a North Richland Hills hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials: American Cancer Society or Humane Society.

Patricia Ann Ely was born April 18, 1935, in Racine, Wis. She was an animal rescue volunteer.

Survivors: Sons, Leslie Ely of Fort Worth and Scott Ely; sisters, Gail Wright of Granbury and Terri Mitchell of Haslet; six nieces and nephews; and seven great-nieces and great-nephews.

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

Herman W. Erwin Sr.
BURLESON -- Herman W. Erwin Sr., 77, retired owner of Erwin Vending Company, Inc., for 20 years, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 12 noon Friday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.

Herman W. Erwin Sr. was born Jan. 3, 1919, in Joplin, Texas. He was the fifth of eight children born to Joseph and Jessie Erwin. He married Oneta Venable on Aug. 7, 1949. He had resided in Fort Worth for more than 50 years.

Herman loved the Lord and was a member of Worth Baptist Church. He was devoted to his family and an encouragement to those around him.

Survivors: Wife, Oneta Erwin of Fort Worth; son, H.W. Erwin Jr. of Midland; stepson, H.M. Coffman of Reno, Nev.; brother, W.W. Erwin of Weatherford; sister, Gracie Tanner of Joplin, Texas; five grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; and a host of beloved friends.

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

Dorothy V. Eubanks
BURLESON -- Dorothy V. Eubanks, 73, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

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

Dorothy V. Eubanks passed away on her 52nd wedding anniversary Oct. 8, 1996. She was born Jan. 27, 1923, in Pocatello, Idaho.

Mrs. Eubanks was preceded in death by two sons, Michael Eubanks and Charles E. Eubanks.

Survivors: Husband of 52 years, Otto Eubanks Jr. of Burleson; son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd W. and Sharon Eubanks of Cleburne; grandsons, Lee Eubanks and Chris Eubanks, both of Austin, Clay Eubanks of Dallas and Mike Eubanks of Irving; granddaughters, April Dawn Eubanks of Austin and Tonya Bransom of Burleson; stepgrandchildren, Shelly Clement of Lamesa and Toni Hicks of Austin; and a great- granddaughter, Megan Faith Kennedy.

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

Tommy C. Gentry Jr.
FORT WORTH -- Tommy Curtis "E.T." Gentry Jr., 14, a student at William James Middle School, died Oct. 4 in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at New Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 2600 East Rosedale. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Tommy Curtis "E.T." Gentry Jr. was born July 15, 1982, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Mother and stepfather, Shirley and Donald Johnson; father, Tommy Curtis Gentry Sr.; brother, Marrco Johnson; stepbrother, Dennis Mosley; sisters, Evangula "TaTa" Gentry and Laquita Gentry; stepsisters, Michelle Farris, Lacreshia Farris, Brittany Farris and Crystal Carruthers; and grandparents, LaVerne Johnson and Charlie B. Lewis and Robbie June Gentry and John Curtis Gentry.

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

Ivina Gulley
FORT WORTH -- Ivina Gulley, 83, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Graveside service: 1 p.m. Friday in Restland Cemetery in Gatesville. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Ivina Gulley was born July 31, 1913, in Coryell County, Texas. She lived in the Fort Worth area for over 50 years. She was an avid gardener and quilt maker. She took care of her great-grandsons as toddlers. She married William Edward Gulley on June 23, 1932. He preceded her in death on April 30, 1979. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Robert Wayne Moore, on Sept. 22, 1990.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Sarah Jane and Buddy Myers of Fort Worth; sister, Irene Farris of Fort Worth; sisters-in-law, Blanche Henager of Waco, Bert Bonafield of Houston and Sue Freberg of Dallas; granddaughter, Robin Stinson of Fort Worth; and great- grandsons, Matthew Paul Stinson, Thomas Joe "T.J." Stinson and Dalton Wayne Moore.

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

Doris Wade Hamann
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Doris Nae Wade Hamann, 88, who retired from retail sales at Macy's Department Store in San Francisco, died Monday in Carmichael, Calif.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. today in Arlington Cemetery.

Pallbearers: William E. Wade III, Andrew R. Wade, Mike E. Wade, John S. Wade and Clyde B. Wade.

Mrs. Hamann was born in Arlington and graduated from Arlington High School and Arlington State College, NTAC.

She was raised in First Presbyterian Church and was a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Sacramento. She was baptized by Father John Schively in 1993. She had been a resident of the San Francisco area since 1945, where she was employed at Macy's Department Store in retail sales.

She was a member of a pioneer Arlington family and was the granddaughter of Andrew Jackson Wade, a Confederate veteran, who served in Gurley's 30th Texas Cavalry.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Andrew and Della Oneal Wade of Arlington; a brother, Earl; and her sister, Pearl Wade.

She also was preceded in death by her husband, Ed. W. Hamann, on June 14, 1986.

Survivors: Sister-in-law, Thelma M. Hackett of Sacramento; and niece, Lela Wade Staples of Houston.

Wade Funeral Home
Hubbard, (817) 576-2531
 

Sterling S. Harris
MORGAN -- Sterling S. Harris, 88, a service station owner and operator who retired in 1981, died Wednesday in Meridian.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Friday at Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian. Burial: Kimball Cemetery near Kopperl.

Sterling Harris was born May 12, 1908, in Bosque County. He lived in the Morgan area most of his life. He farmed, ranched and owned a service station in Morgan until retiring in 1981. He was a former school board member and volunteer fireman in Morgan. He married Fannie Terry on Feb. 5, 1928. He was a member of Morgan First Baptist Church.

Survivors: Wife, Fannie Harris of Morgan; son, Don Harris and wife, Teddy, of Crowley; daughter, Betty Myers of Morgan; sisters, Wilma Logan of De Leon and Ina Gorman of Garland; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Lawson Funeral Home
Meridian, (817) 435-2792
 

Mark S. Heffley
FORT WORTH -- Mark S. Heffley, 42, Saginaw Airport manager and a corporate pilot, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Harvest Baptist Church. Burial: Action Cemetery, next to his father. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

Pallbearers will be John Goggins, Tom Kachmar, Paul Stelly, Steve Wilkey, Jody Williams and Scotty Wilson.

Memorials: Experimental Aircraft Association, Box 3086, Oshkosh, Wis. 54903-3086; or a charity of choice.

Mark S. Heffley was born June 2, 1954, in Miami, Fla. Mark graduated from Grapevine High School in 1972. He attended TCJC and received a pilot's license and aircraft and powerplant license. He restored J3 Cubs.

Mark married Tara Ann Faxel Heffley on Nov. 6, 1982.

He was preceded in death by his father, Farris Ormond Heffley.

`Cancer is so limited.

It cannot cripple love,

It cannot shatter hope,

It cannot corrode faith,

It cannot destroy peace,

It cannot kill friendship,

It cannot suppress memories,

It cannot silence courage,

It cannot invade the soul,

It cannot steal eternal life,

It cannot conquer the Spirit.' 

Survivors: Wife, Tara Ann Faxel Heffley; daughters, Jenny Heffley and Rebecca Heffley; mother, Gloria Ann Cooper Heffley; and brothers, Lynn Heffley and Curt Heffley.

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

Caroline C. Hoyer
OSGOOD, Ind. -- Caroline Catherine Hoyer, 83, died Tuesday at a care center in Osgood.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Napoleon Lutheran Church in Napoleon, Ind. Burial: church cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Neal's Funeral Home.

Memorials: Jac-Cen-Del Scholarship Fund or St. John's Lutheran Building Fund.

Caroline Catherine Hoyer was born July 9, 1913, in Ripley County, Ind., to William and Rosa Murphy Ludeker. She married Norman Hoyer on Feb. 26, 1938; he preceded her in death Oct. 3, 1977.

Mrs. Hoyer was a member of Versailles Eastern Star and was a past worthy matron. She was a charter member of the Liononess Club of Clermont, Ind., and a member of the Ladies' Oriental Shrine of North America in Indianapolis, Ind. She had been Osgood's town clerk in the late 1960s and 1970s and was a charter member of the Championship Auto Racing Auxiliary.

Survivors: Sons, Darrell Hoyer of Lebanon, Ind., and Lowell Hoyer of Brownsburg, Ind.; daughters, Betty Rutherford of Fort Worth and Beverly Buxton of Osgood; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Neal's Funeral Home
Osgood, Ind., (812) 689-4262
 

Jack Kennedy
BENBROOK -- Jack Kennedy, 77, a salesman, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Pallbearers: Jim Williams, Jim Hardin, Kyle Moore, Clay Moore, Ken Waterston and Jim Mabe.

Jack Kennedy was born July 21, 1919, in Fort Worth. He graduated from Arlington Heights High School. He was proud to have served his country as a World War II Marine Corps veteran. He was a devoted husband and loved spending his time with his grandchildren. He was loved by all and will be missed by his family and friends.

Mr. Kennedy was preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn K. Moore, in October 1971.

Survivors: Wife of 58 years, Mary Dean Kennedy of Benbrook; grandchildren, Cindy Parks-Waterston and her husband, Ken, of Arlington, Kyle Moore of Arlington and Clay Moore of Oklahoma City, Okla.; great-grandchildren, Tori and Taylor Parks of Arlington, Josh and Mallory Moore of Saginaw and Travis and Katie Moore of Bedford; sisters, Mrs. E.C. Frey of Granbury and Mrs. Phil Griffin of Conroe; and several nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Phyllis E. Lance
AZLE -- Phyllis E. Lance, 60, died Tuesday at her daughter's home in Azle.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday in Ash Creek Cemetery in Azle.

Mrs. Phyllis E. Lance was born May 11, 1936, in Newaygo County, Mich., and had lived in this area since 1977. She was a homemaker and enjoyed camping, fishing and playing bingo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Lorin Daniel Lance, on Aug. 23, 1992.

Survivors: Sons, Lorin Lance Jr. of White Cloud, Mich., David Lance of Newcastle, Ind., and Larry Lance of Azle; daughters, Cathy Flores and Kim Harp, both of Azle; mother, Mrs. Dorothy Barnhard of Whitehall, Mich.; brothers, Dennis Barnhard of Muskegon, Mich., and Larry Barnhard of Akron, Ohio; and 14 grandchildren.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341
 

Dean P. Lawrence
ARLINGTON -- Dean P. Lawrence, 66, retired divisional vice president of Radio Shack, died Monday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. The Rev. Ed Shipman will officiate. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

Memorials: Happy Hill Farm Academy, HC 51 Box 56, Granbury, Texas 76048.

Dean P. Lawrence was born Feb. 28, 1930, in Forsythe, Mont. He joined the Navy in 1947. After his tour in the Navy, he worked for Tandy Leather and Radio Shack for 33 years. He opened the Australian Radio Shack market in the mid- 1970s, and upon his return in 1977 to Fort Worth, he was promoted to divisional vice president. He retired in 1988.

Mr. Lawrence was a member of the Rotary Club and was a Kentucky Colonel.

He married Sara Mae West Lawrence on Feb. 18, 1949, and she preceded him in death in 1991.

Survivors: Wife, Lola Morlock Lawrence; sons, David Lawrence, Alan Lawrence and Gary Lawrence and his wife, Linda, all of Arlington; daughter, Sharon Diviness and her husband, Kevin, of Arlington; grandchildren, Lauren and Steven Lawrence and Austin and Brandon Diviness; brothers, Bob, Dale and Stanley Lawrence; sisters, Harriet Spring, Lucille Core, Janet Boyce and Mary Lawrence-Jones; and sister-in- law, Eunice West.

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

Millie J. Ledbetter
RICHLAND HILLS -- Millie J. Ledbetter, 64, a homemaker, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Millie J. Ledbetter was born March 8, 1932, in Albany. She was a member of the Moose Lodge and the American Legion.

`Do not stand at my grave

and weep. I am not there.

I do not sleep. I am

a thousand winds that blow;

I am the diamond glints

on snow. I am the sunlight

on ripened grain. I am

the gentle autumn's rain.

When you awaken in

the morning's hush, I am

the swift uplifting rush of

quiet birds in circled

flight. I am the soft star

that shines at night.

Do not stand at my grave

and cry. I am not there;

I did not die.' 

Survivors: Husband, Clarence Ledbetter of Richland Hills; son, Ricky Ledbetter of Richland Hills; daughter, Carolyn Dollar of Dallas; sisters, Sammie Green of Fort Worth, Alene Lambert of Gainesville and Dorothy Moran of Hurst; five grandchildren; two great-grand- children; and several nieces and nephews.

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

William L. Moore Jr.
FORT WORTH -- William Lawson Moore Jr., 79, a senior vice-president who retired from Texas Refinery Company in 1984 after 32 years, died Tuesday at a local nursing home.

Graveside service: Private. Burial: Granbury Cemetery in Granbury.

Memorials: The General Fund at First Christian Church.

William Moore Jr. was born Aug. 27, 1917, in Stockton, Calif. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of the Christian Church.

Survivors: Wife, Frances Hiner Moore of Fort Worth; one niece; and one nephew.

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

Walter Mae Morrow
FORT WORTH -- Walter Mae Morrow, 54, a cook at E. Ray Elementary School in the Everman district and a retired cook at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic School, died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 7 to 8 tonight at Hilltop Baptist Church.

Mrs. Walter Mae Morrow was born Dec. 4, 1941, in Jefferson. She was a member of Hilltop Baptist Church.

Survivors: Husband, Robert Lee Morrow Sr.; sons, Anthony B. Morrow and Robert L. Morrow Jr.; daughters, Sheretta Daniels and Lori Morrow; brothers, Jesse Watson, Edward Watson, Willie L. Watson, Ollie Watson and Thomas Watson; sisters, Rosemary Tucker, Irene Gipson and Myranene Jarrett; and eight grandchildren.

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

Margie T. Neal
FORT WORTH -- Margie Tollerson Neal, 64, a retired housekeeper who had been with Holiday Inn for five years, died Tuesday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church at Philadelphia. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Margie Neal was born Feb. 29, 1932, in Flatonia, Texas. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and was a former member of Waymon A.M.E. Church in Temple.

Survivors: Husband, Frank Neal of Fort Worth; brothers, Will Henry Tollerson of Lockhart and Charles Blackmon of Belton; sisters, Wander N. Harrison of Temple, Mabele Blackmon of Belton and Dorothy Allen of Dallas; nieces and nephews; and play sister, Earline Douglas.

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

Mack S. Pickard
AZLE -- Mack S. Pickard, 88, retired from the Texas Employment Commission, died Tuesday in Azle.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Reno Community Bible Fellowship Church. Burial: Ash Creek Cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. tonight at White's Funeral Home in Azle. Family present from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight.

Mack S. Pickard was born Nov. 19, 1907, in Spring Creek.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211
 

Bessie Randolph
CLEBURNE -- Bessie Randolph, 87, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Cleburne hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne.

Bessie Randolph was born Jan. 25, 1909, in Gallotin, Tenn.

Survivors: Grandchild, Sam Randolph of Cleburne.

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

Richard H. Rawlings Jr.
WEATHERFORD -- Richard Hartwell Rawlings Jr., 57, owner and operator of a trucking firm, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Friday at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Weatherford.

Richard Rawlings Jr. was born May 19, 1939, in LaCrosse, Va.

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

LeRoy Roberts
ARLINGTON -- LeRoy "Doug" Roberts, 84, an oilfield drilling foreman who retired in 1962, died Sunday in Mansfield.

Memorial service: Noon Saturday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home.

LeRoy Roberts was born Aug. 14, 1912, in Butler, Okla.

Memorials: American Cancer Society or a charity of choice.

Survivors: Wife, Virginia I. Roberts of Arlington; son and daughter-in-law, Craig D. and Ellen Roberts of Lewis, Iowa; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Mark Louis of Austin; brother, Samuel O. Logan of Clearlake Oaks, Calif.; four grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681
 

Robert J. Stewart
HURST -- Robert Joseph Stewart, 64, a retired construction crane operator, died Tuesday at a Richland Hills nursing center.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel. Burial: Perrin Cemetery.

Robert Joseph Stewart was born Feb. 4, 1932, in Gibtown, and had lived in Hurst for many years. He was a member of Castle Hills Baptist Church in Azle and was a Mason.

Survivors: Wife, Billie Colleen Stewart of Hurst; daughter, Joetta Weaver of Fort Worth; two sisters, Audrey Thompson of Weatherford and Clodell Maner of Abilene; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond and Thelma Stewart of Harlingen and Thomas and Dottie Stewart of Granbury; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Hubert Sullivan
KELLER -- Hubert Sullivan, 55, a construction superintendent for Integrated Interiors for 18 years, died Wednesday in Arlington.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Saturday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Hubert Sullivan was born Aug. 5, 1941, in Lunnenburg, Ark., and had lived in Keller for 18 years.

Survivors: Wife, Nancy Sullivan of Keller; son, Gregory Wayne Sullivan of Keller; daughter, Karen Melinda Sullivan of North Richland Hills; granddaughter, Brandi Sullivan of Keller; grandson, Wesley Wayne Sullivan of Keller; mother, Ruth Sullivan of Newport, Ark.; brothers, Carroll Sullivan, Bill Sullivan, Bud Sullivan and Pete Sullivan; and sisters, Nina Sullivan and Lou Dean Jenson.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

C.J. Thrasher
GRAND PRAIRIE -- C.J. Thrasher, 94, a retired construction worker, died Tuesday at an Arlington hospital.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. today at Southland Memorial Park.

C.J. Thrasher was born Nov. 4, 1901, in Albany, Ky.

Survivors: Son, Billy Thrasher; seven grandchildren; and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren.

Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home
Grand Prairie, (972) 263-7200
 

Ellen E. Truesdell
CADDO -- Ellen E. Truesdell, 92, a homemaker, died Wednesday at a Breckenridge hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Morehart Mortuary. Burial: Caddo Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: Meals On Wheels or Caddo Cemetery Association.

Ellen E. Truesdell was born June 8, 1904, in Caddo.

Morehart Mortuary
Breckenridge, (817) 559-5421
 

Lloyd G. Wyatt
GAINESVILLE -- Lloyd George Wyatt, 71, a retired cook, died Tuesday at a Denton nursing center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Clement- Keel Funeral Home. Burial: Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Lloyd Wyatt was born Jan. 9, 1925, in Lorgansport, Ind.

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

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