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Ernest J. Arms
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Ernest J. Arms, 92, an employee of the LTV paint department who retired in 1969 after 21 years, died Thursday at a Dallas medical center.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Bean- Massey-Burge Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington.

Ernest Arms was born June 21, 1904, in Celina, Texas.

Memorials: Westridge Baptist Church Building Fund, 533 N.W. 16th, Grand Prairie 75050.

Survivors: Sons, Don Arms and James Arms; sister, Gertrude Barnes; 11 grandchildren; and numerous great- grandchildren.

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

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

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Arlington. Burial: Old Arlington Cemetery.

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

Bill Berryman
BEDFORD -- Bill Berryman, 75, an aviation and aerospace design engineer, died Wednesday at a Bedford hospital.

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

Bill Berryman was born Sept. 11, 1921, in Dayton, Ohio. He volunteered for eight years at TCJC in the Seniors Education program teaching in pencil and ink sketching. He also volunteered at the HEB Senior Citizens Center teaching the same. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Hurst, Wesley Bible Sunday school class and Saints Alive Choir. He graduated from Purdue University in 1946.

Survivors: Wife of 54 years, Mary Jean Berryman of Bedford; son, Robert Berryman of Rice, Wash.; daughters, Phyllis Washington of Lafayette, Ind., Susan Smith of Moore, Okla., Kathleen Baker of Tuscon, Ariz., and Janice Johnson of Fletcher, Okla.; and eight grandchildren.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

John G. Blair
PRINCETON, Ill. -- John Gordon Blair, 43, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Blair, died Wednesday in Princeton, Ill.

Funeral: Pending.

Survivors: Parents, Richard and Georganna Blair of Fort Worth; sister, Barbara West of Palatine, Ill.; and brothers, James Blair of Palatine, Ill., and Robert Blair of Sandpoint, Idaho.

Norberg Funeral Home
Princeton, Ill., (815) 875-2425

Hazel Board
FORT WORTH -- Hazel Board, 90, a retired housekeeper, died Tuesday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at New Providence Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Hazel Board was born June 9, 1906, in Honey Grove, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Board.

Survivors: Grandchildren, Roy McCutcheon, James McCutcheon, Barbara McCutcheon, Janice McCutcheon, Deborah Pardue, Michael Clayton and John Clayton; ten great-grandchildren; 24 great-great-grandchildren; and five great-great-great-grandchildren.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781

Nella Bray
GRANBURY -- Nella Bray, 98, a retired medical office secretary, died Wednesday in Granbury.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Granbury. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Oct. 17 in Memorial Park Cemetery in Clinton, Ill.

Nella Bray was born Aug. 16, 1898, in Clinton.

Martin's Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-1154

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

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Sagamore Hill Baptist Church. Burial: Private.

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 his wife, Debbie, of Coral Gables, Fla., John Franklin Bridwell of Fort Worth; daughter, Mary Virginia Rhoades and her husband, Hugh, of Bedford; stepsons, Jack Clare Mueller and his wife, Claire, of Lewisville, Dana Charles Shurtleff and his wife, Paula, of Fort Worth; sisters, Lilah Peters of Castle Rock, Colo., and Helen Cox of New Iberia, La.; grandchildren, Charles Searcy and his wife, Junhee, Karen Palmer, the Rev. David Rhoades and his wife, Amy, Jennifer Howes and her husband, Jonathan, Melinda Claudepierre and her 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

Joan Burke
FORT WORTH -- Joan Burke, 65, a homemaker, passed away at home Thursday after a lengthy illness.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. today in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Joan Burke was born May 5, 1931, in Electra.

Survivors: Husband, Guy Burke of Fort Worth; and daughter and son-in- law, Cheri and John Houston of Fort Worth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Doyle L. Davis
BEDFORD -- Doyle L. Davis, 64, a retired Dillards salesman, died Thursday at a Grapevine hospital.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight.

Doyle Davis was born Aug. 25, 1932, in Waxahachie.

He was a member of Pipeline Church of Christ. He served in the Navy in Korea and worked for Levi Strauss 18 years.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Trumon and Ruby Davis.

Survivors: Wife, Wanda Davis of Bedford; sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Deborah K. Davis of Mesquite and Kenneth Lane and Trudi V. Davis of Keller; daughter and son-in-law, Kay and James Schlankey of Carrollton; brother and sister-in-law, Don and June Davis of Marietta, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Charles Hitt of Arlington; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Lafayette Davis
FORT WORTH -- Lafayette Davis, 57, a Salvation Army employee, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Riteway Missionary Baptist Church. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at Rev's Funeral Parlor.

Lafayette Davis was born May 7, 1939, in Hearne. He was a graduate of I.M. Terrell High School.

Survivors: Loving friend, Janic Washington; brothers, Author Davis and Husie Davis; and sisters, Nadine Greene and Evenlyn Haywood.

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

NyLa Rue Dicken
BOWIE -- NyLa Rue Dicken, 67, a retired Bellmire Home housekeeper, died Wednesday in Bowie.

Funeral: 3 p.m. today at Ebenezer Pentecostal Church of God in Bowie. Burial: Elmwood Cemetery.

NyLa Rue Dicken was born May 6, 1929, in Jay, Fla.

Bowie, (817) 872-1144

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

Funeral: noon today at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth.

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; 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

Connie Espinosa
WATAUGA -- Connie Espinosa, 42, an assembler, died Wednesday at a Dallas hospital after a short illness.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at All Saints Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Rosary: 7 tonight at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Pallbearers: John Marquez, Mark Espinosa, Christian Garcia, Carl Trujillo, Vincent Hernandez and Arthur Salinas.

Connie Espinosa was born Dec. 8, 1953, in Karnes City, Texas. She was a resident of Fort Worth for 25 years. She was employed by H&M Foods in Richland Hills. She was raised in Lamesa, Texas.

Survivors: Husband, Mike Espinosa Jr. of Watauga; daughter, Racine Espinosa of Watauga; stepchildren, Cynthia E. Sheidegger and Yvonne Guzman, both of Fort Worth, and Jason Delgado of Keystone, S.D.; brothers, Leon Garcia Jr. of Morence, Ariz., and Delmiro Garcia of Eagle Pass; and sisters, Maria Louise Hernandez of Arlington, Janie Rodriguez of Lamesa, Dora Quintero of Sweetwater and Gloria Garcia of Fort Worth.

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

Raymond N. Estep
FORT WORTH -- Raymond Neel Estep, 82, a retired oil pumper, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 4 p.m. today at South Park Baptist Church. Graveside service: 4 p.m. Saturday in Monahans Cemetery in Monahans.

Raymond Neel Estep was born April 28, 1914, in Mangum, Okla. He was a member of South Park Baptist Church.

Mr. Estep was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Mary Irene Estep, and his brother, Thurman Estep.

Survivors: Daughters, Teresa Parker of Katy and Shirley Stevenson of Fort Worth; sister, Inez Franklin of Salinas, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Guardian Funeral Home
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

Carl B. Fincher
ARLINGTON -- Carl Bernard Fincher, 90, a railroad inspector, died Thursday in Arlington.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Lamar Baptist Church. Burial: Crestlawn Cemetery in Atlanta, Ga. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at Arlington Funeral Home.

Memorials: Lamar Baptist Church- Benevolence Committee, 1000 W. Lamar Dr., Arlington 76012 or Acute Home Healthcare.

Carl Bernard Fincher was born May 31, 1906, in Atlanta, Ga. He had been a resident of Arlington for six years and was a former resident of Smyrna, Ga., for 20 years after spending most of his life in Atlanta, Ga. He had been employed by the Seaboard Railroad in Atlanta, Ga., as an inspector. He was a member of Lamar Baptist Church.

Survivors: Wife, Edna Fincher of Arlington; daughters and sons-in-law, Sarah and Lamar Stringer of Arlington and Lynda and John Palsgrove of Fenton, Mich.; grandchildren, Carl, Rendalene, Kirk, Cheree, Christina, Paul, Gina and Rachel; five great-grandchildren; nieces, Patsy Elrod and Edna Heser; and other nieces and nephews.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791

Alpha E. Gillum
WHITESBORO -- Alpha Edna Gillum, 88, a retired Denton State School food service worker, died Wednesday at a Gunter nursing center.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Huff/Slay Funeral Home. Burial: Collinsville Cemetery in Collinsville.

Alpha Edna Gillum was born Oct. 1, 1908, in Bridgeport.

Huff/Slay Funeral Home
Pilot Point, (817) 686-2277

Jim T. Hare
LINCOLN COUNTY, N.M. -- Jim Tom Hare, 34, died Sunday at a hospital in Albuquerque, N.M.

Memorial services: After cremation, per his wishes, memorial services will be held simultaneously Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 1 p.m. at the infield of Ruidoso Downs Racetrack in Ruidoso Downs, N.M., and 2 p.m. at Retama Park Racetrack in San Antonio, Texas.

Jim Tom Hare was born Sept. 30, 1962, in Roswell, N.M., to Ross and Anna J. McCall Hare. At 16, Jim started riding racehorses in Arizona and New Mexico. He was a jockey at every pari- mutuel track in New Mexico and for the past several years had trained racehorses at Ruidoso Downs and several tracks in Texas. He was recently employed at a horse ranch in Lincoln County, N.M. When he wasn't working with horses or with his family, he was usually fishing. His favorite fishing was done up and down the Ruidoso River.

He was a devoted husband and father. He was fun-loving and kindhearted, and loved people from all walks of life and races. Jim especially loved children.

Jim, you gave so much to us in your short life and you will live on in all of your family and friends. We will always love you.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jon Ray Hare, in 1973.

Survivors: Wife of 11 years, Tami, and a daughter, Tanya, of Lincoln County and Weatherford, Texas; mother and stepfather, Anna and James Brown of Roswell; father and stepmother, Ross H. and Louise Hare of Roswell; three brothers and their wives, Corky and Karen Hare of Mayhill, N.M., Joe and Kristi Hare of Roswell and Jay and Kerri Hare of Lovington, N.M.; sister, Michelle "Mike" and her husband, Johnny Randle, of Roswell; grandmother, Callie McGlothlin of Roswell; several stepbrothers, stepsisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and many friends.

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. today at Harvest Baptist Church. Burial: Acton Cemetery, next to his father.

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, Ann Cooper Heffley; and brothers, Lynn Heffley and Curt Heffley.

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

Billy A. Highsmith
WEATHERFORD -- Billy A. Highsmith, 63, an eight-year employee of the city of Weatherford street department, died Wednesday at a Weatherford hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Galbreaith- Pickard Funeral Chapel. Burial: Merriman Cemetery in Ranger.

Billy Highsmith was born Aug. 1, 1933, in Salem, Texas.

Survivors: Wife, Ruby Highsmith of Weatherford; two stepsons; three daughters; one stepdaughter; mother; two sisters; five grandchildren; and 14 step-grandchildren.

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

John L. Hiles
FORT WORTH -- John L. Hiles, 73, a retired radio operator, died Wednesday in Dallas.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, to the Alzheimers Association of Fort Worth or Trinity Baptist Church.

John Hiles was born July 17, 1923, in Seattle, Wash.

He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and had retired from the Air Force. He was a 33rd degree Mason, a member of Masonic Lodge No. 1409 in Lake Worth and was an avid ham radio operator. He was a member of R.A. C.E.S. He was a life member of the British Automobile Racing Club and an enthusiastic fan and supporter of Texas Rangers baseball.

Survivors: Wife, Pamela Hiles of Fort Worth; sons, Timothy J. Hiles and wife, Penni, of Fort Worth; Mark E. Hiles and wife, Susie, of Azle and Jonathan S. Hiles of Fort Worth; daughter, Rebecca L. Hovland and husband, Dale, of Fort Worth; and grandchildren, Leslie and Justin Hiles, Shanda and Shelby Hiles and Kathryn and Jordan Hovland; and one nephew, John Stirrat of Seattle, Wash.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Willis A. Hooten
FORT WORTH -- Willis A. Hooten, 75, a Tex Star Plastics tool and die maker who retired in 1986, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Northwest Church of Christ. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Willis A. Hooten was born Nov. 8, 1920, in Seymour. He lived in Perrin and graduated from Perrin High School in 1939. He had lived in Fort Worth since 1946 and was a member of Northwest Church of Christ. He was a veteran of World War II and served in northern France.

He was preceded in death by two children, Willis Hooten Jr. and Nancy Darlene Hooten.

Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Ione Barton Hooten of Fort Worth; sons, Jerrell R. Hooten and John B. Hooten, both of Fort Worth; sister, Mrs. Laura Jane Duffield of Cleburne; and five grandchildren.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341

Aubrey D. Jarvis
FORT WORTH -- Aubrey D. Jarvis, 60, a construction carpenter, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

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

Aubrey Jarvis was born in Tallassee, Ala.

Survivors: Wife, Betty Jarvis of Fort Worth; and stepson, Charles Miller of Fort Worth.

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

Anton Krsak
BURLESON -- Anton Krsak, 85, retired co-owner of a bulk material manufacturing company, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: M.D. Anderson-Moncrief Cancer Center, 1450 Eighth Ave., Fort Worth 76104.

Anton Krsak was born April 8, 1911, in Chicago. He was active in the Kiwanis Club, World Affairs Council of Fort Worth and his church, Truth Guidelines of Fort Worth.

Survivors: Sons, Spencer Dean Krsak of Fort Worth and Thomas A. Krsak of Burleson; daughter, Elizabeth Ann McPhail of Burleson; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Josephine Kurtz
BEDFORD -- Josephine Kurtz, 81, a homemaker, died Sept. 30 at a Bedford hospital.

Memorial service: To be held later.

Josephine Kurtz was born Nov. 7, 1914, in Budapest, Hungary.

Survivors: Daughters, Frances Opalach of Bedford and Katharine Kurtz of Virginia Beach, Va.; sister, Sari Hogen of Bedford; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

Freda J. Lanini
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Freda Jo Lanini, 52, a hair stylist, died Wednesday at a Bedford hospital.

Funeral: 7 tonight at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Chapel Hill Cemetery in Cedar Hill, Mo.

Memorials: American Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers.

Freda Jo Lanini was born April 23, 1944, in Ravenden, Ark. She was a member of Christian Center Church.

Survivors: Husband, George Lanini of North Richland Hills; son, Michael and his wife, Lisa Lanini, of Cedar Hill; daughter, Denise and her husband, Duane Bradford, of Haltom City; brothers, Howard Phillips of St. Louis, Mo., Cloyce Phillips of Marthasville, Mo., Bobby Phillips of Ravenden and Johnny Phillips of Cedar Hill; sister, Virginia Hurt of House Springs, Mo.; and grandchildren, Randy Bradford and Michell Bradford, both of Haltom City, and Michael Lanini of Cedar Hill.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Joseph Martinez
BENBROOK -- Joseph Martinez, 21, a records clerk at Harris Methodist Fort Worth, died Wednesday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Rosary: 7 tonight at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth.

Joseph Martinez was born Nov. 26, 1974, in Fort Worth. He was preceded in death by a brother, Sergio, and his sister, Martina.

Survivors: Parents, Pedro and Carmen Martinez of Benbrook; brother, Ramiro Martinez of Kansas City, Kan.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

Thomas Patterson
FORT WORTH -- Thomas "Pat" Patterson, 71, an LTV machinist, died Tuesday at home.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at the family home.

Thomas "Pat" Patterson was born Nov. 14, 1924, in Charleston, Mo. He had lived in Fort Worth for 25 years and retired in 1980 as an LTV machinist after 25 years of service. He also was a former manager of the Exchange Hotel.

Survivors: Son, Mike Patterson of Hurst; daughters, Pat Smith of Duncanville and Judy Ulmer of Wylie; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; dear friend, Pam Blakeway of Fort Worth; and numerous friends from the Stockyards.

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

Curtis G. Slider
FORT WORTH -- Curtis G. Slider, 50, a laborer, died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: noon Saturday at Faith Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 7 to 8 tonight at Williams Funeral Chapel.

Curtis G. Slider was born Nov. 11, 1945, in Grandview and attended Jeanetta Sanford High School in Bastrop. He moved to Texas in 1973.

Survivors: Wife, Helen Castle Slider; sons, Aaron L. Slider and Gerald Carruthers; daughters, Maureen E. Slider; stepdaughters, Sharon Castle, Patrice Castle and Berthenia Ross; father-in- law and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. R.V. Castle of Fort Worth; sister, Cassandra Slider Robinson; and grandchild, Jessica Castle.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781

Mark S. Smith
BURLESON -- Mark Stephen Smith, 35, a Lone Star Gas service technician, died Wednesday at a local hospital.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Saturday in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Mr. Smith was born Jan. 10, 1961, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Wife of 16 years, Elizabeth J. Smith; son, Mark Stephen Smith II; daughter, Brandi Lynn Smith; brother, Donald J. Smith; sister, Linda K. Franklin; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

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 tonight 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

Hansel O. Thomas
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. -- Hansel O. "Tom" Thomas, 71, a Dyncorp lead technician who retired nine years ago, died Saturday in Alamogordo.

Graveside service: 10:30 a.m today in Moore Memorial Gardens.

Memorials: American Heart Association.

Hansel O. "Tom" Thomas was born March 22, 1925, in Elbert, Texas, the son of Zack and Mary Thomas. He moved from Texas to Alamogordo, N.M., in 1955. He married Maidee Chatman in 1956 in Fort Worth. He served in the United States Navy and was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors: Wife, Maidee Thomas of Alamogordo, N.M.; son, Greg Thomas and wife, Linda, of Edgewood, N.M.; brother, Zack Thomas and wife, Benace, of Chandler, Texas; sister, La Verne Hutchens of Wichita Falls; grandchild, Cody of Edgewood, N.M.; nephews, Floyd Hutchens, Lary Hutchens and Gary Hutchens; and niece, Saundra Busto.

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

Betty J. Tubb
DIKE -- Betty Jo Tubb, 68, a former Fort Worth resident, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. today at West Oaks Funeral Home in Sulphur Springs. Burial: Conner Cemetery.

Survivors: Husband, Grady O. Tubb of Dike; two sons, Scott Tubb of Sulphur Springs and David Tubb of Dike; two brothers, Carroll J. Faulkner of Fort Worth and J.T. Faulkner Jr. of Waco; sister, Hazel Noble of Buchanan Dam; and five grandchildren.

West Oaks Funeral Home
Sulphur Springs,(903) 885-0787

Calvin O. Turner
DURANGO, Colo. -- Calvin O. "Buster" Turner, 68, a retired Air Force master sergeant, died Oct. 3 in Colorado following a courageous battle with cancer.

Private memorial service: 2 p.m. Sunday in Howe, Texas.

Memorials: Elks Children's Hospital, 902 St. Paul St., Richardson, Texas 75080.

Calvin Turner was born Dec. 6, 1927, in McKinzie, Tenn. He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Horrell.

Survivors: Sons, Michael Turner of Tennessee and Robert Turner of Plano, Texas; daughter, Janice Bates of Justin, Texas; grandchildren, Erica and Neal Bates; mother, Irene Horrell of Howe; brothers, Jim Turner, Dwight Turner, Ronnie Turner and Danny Horrell; sisters, Sue Grant and Patricia George of Howe; and several nieces and nephews.

Hood Mortuary
Durango, Colo., (970) 247-2312

Clyde W. West
DEL RAY BEACH, Fla. -- Clyde Winston West, 44, a retail merchandiser, died Saturday in Miami, Fla.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday at New Rising Star Baptist Church. Pastor Isadore Edward Jr. will officiate.

Clyde W. West was born July 11, 1952, in Birmingham, Ala., the son of Lola West and the late William West Jr.

Survivors: Wife, Carol Lewis-West; parent, Mrs. Lola West of Fort Worth; brothers and their wives, Charles and Harriet, of Philadelphia, Pa.; Wilbert Sr. and Elizabeth, of Birmingham, Ala., William III and Berlene of Fort Worth; sister, Ida Campbell of Detroit, Mich.; special nephew, Wilbert West Jr. of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Margaret E. Whitbey
WHITE SETTLEMENT -- Margaret Elizabeth Whitbey, 77, a retired civil service clerical worker for the U.S. Government, died Thursday at a local nursing center.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Restland Cemetery in Dallas. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Margaret Elizabeth Whitbey was born Oct. 20, 1918, in Cooper. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd E. Whitbey, in November 1977.

Survivors: Sisters, Dorothy N. Bratton of Fort Worth and Lillian A. Mitchell of Cooper; three nieces; and four nephews.

Baumgardner Funeral Home
Crowley, 297-1116

Gilbirda Williams
FORT WORTH -- Gilbirda Williams, 87, a retired beautician, died Saturday at a Fort Worth nursing center.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrews United Methodist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Gilbirda Williams was born Jan. 8, 1909, in Dawson.

She was the daughter of Henry and Selena Wright Reed. She attended the public schools in Dawson. She came to Fort Worth during the 1930s and united with St. Andrews United Methodist Church. She served on the usher and stewardess boards.

Mrs. Williams affiliated with the Daughters of Light Chapter No. 440 -- Order of Eastern Star and was a member of the Neighborhood Club.

She enjoyed cooking and entertaining and each year threw a lavish birthday party for her mother, Selena Reed, until her death at age 107.

Gilbirda Williams' son, Gena Ray Hibbler, died May 21, 1996.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Earnestine and Zerl Persley of North Long Beach, Calif.; brother and sister- in-law, Floyd and Ollie Mae Reed of Waco; sisters, Jewell Hodges of San Angelo and Lula Mae Webb of Los Angeles, Calif.; five grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; a devoted daughter-in- law, Pauline Hibbler of Fort Worth; and several generations of other family members and friends.

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

Howard R. Yarneau
FORT WORTH -- Howard Rodney Yarneau, 66, passed away peacefully to eternal life Sept. 30 in Fort Worth with his children and best friend by his side.

Military graveside service: was held Oct. 4 in Houston's National Veterans Cemetery.

Memorials: American Lung Association.

Howard Rodney Yarneau was born June 7, 1930, in Olustee, Okla., to Herman and Alba Yarneau.

He was an honorably discharged Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Haliburton Services after 37 years of dedicated service.

Howard was a kind and humble man known by family and friends for his generosity and eagerness to help others. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Daddy will be missed, but never forgotten.

Survivors: Daughter, Juanita of Houston; son and daughter-in-law, Glen and Misty of Houston; two grandchildren, Jessica and Christopher of Houston; father, Herman Yarneau of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two sisters, Carol Smith of Olathe, Kan., and Ila Calaway of Oklahoma City; several nieces and nephews; and his best friend, Mary Gates, of Fort Worth, with whom he shared many wonderful years.

Forest Park Westheimer
Houston,(713) 493-9864

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