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|Published Oct. 12, 1996
Thomas N. Becker
Graveside service: 1 p.m. Monday in Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Memorials: Community Hospice.
Thomas Nelson Becker was born July 6, 1929, in Fort Worth. He was a beloved husband and father.
Survivors: Wife, Nell Becker; sons, Robert N. Becker and wife, Tami, and Thomas M. Becker and wife, LaVonda; stepsons, Liggett Crim III and Alfred Crim and wife, Lisa; daughter, Nila Kaftal and husband, David; seven grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
Guardian Cremation Society
Funeral: none scheduled.
Memorials: Arlington Night Shelter.
Louise Berry was born Aug. 31, 1916, in Maher, Colo. She lived in New Mexico for 35 years and in Arlington for 10 years. She had been an active volunteer for the Association for Retarded Citizens.
Survivors: Son, Robert Berry and his wife, Patricia, of Santa Fe, N.M.; daughter, Nancy Cox and her husband, Peter, of Arlington; brothers, Ernest Berry of Pearl River, N.Y., and John Berry of Grand Junction, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Moore Funeral Home
Inez C. Black
Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials: American Cancer Society.
Inez Craig Black was born March 18, 1913, in Chillicothe, Texas. She was raised in Vernon until 1947. While there, she played for silent movies, dance studios, dance bands and her music opened the first radio station. She then moved to Fort Worth in 1947 and played for style shows and dinner music at various country clubs. She published the federal newspaper for many years. She was a member of the B&PW and Forest Hill Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, L. Garland "Red" Black.
Survivors: Daughter, Bobbie and husband, Richard Olsen of Falconhead, Okla.; brother, Nick Craig of Dalhart; grandchildren, Kathy and Josh Garrett of Conifer, Colo., Karen and Charles Carruthers of Fort Worth and Karla Picher of Littleton, Colo.; and great- grandchildren, Richard Garrett, Daniel Garrett, Eddy Carruthers and Chanda Carruthers.
Emerald Hills Funeral Home
Haydon T. Booth
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in Azleland Memorial Park.
Haydon T. Booth was born April 12, 1920, in Hugo, Okla., and had lived in the Fort Worth area since 1952. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors: Wife, Maudie Booth of Lake Worth; sons, Travis Booth of Longview and Robert Booth, Cecil Booth, James Booth and Randy Booth, all of Fort Worth; daughters, Katie Tucker, Betty Evans, Judy Johnson, Carolyn Booth, Geneva Clowers, Paula Booth and Carlee Bibles, all of Fort Worth, and Bonnie Booth of Euless; sister, Thelma Knight of Hugo; 28 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.
Biggers Funeral Home
Funeral: 11:30 a.m. today at Moore Funeral Home. Graveside: 12:30 p.m. Monday in Resthaven Memorial Park in Houston.
Gladys Campbell was born Dec. 21, 1898, in Hico.
Survivors: Son, Clint Cook of Arlington; daughter, Jacqueline Bilderback of Waco; sister, Sally Roberts of Dallas; ten grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and five great-great- grandchildren.
Moore Funeral Home
Millis M. Cox
Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Bishop Cemetery Tabernacle. Burial: Bishop Cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today.
Millis M. Cox was born July 10, 1905, in San Marcos.
Martin's Funeral Home
Doyle L. Davis
Funeral: 3:30 p.m. today at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Doyle L. Davis was born Aug. 25, 1932, in Waxahachie. He was a member of Pipeline Road Church of Christ. He served in the Navy in Korea and worked for Levi Strauss 18 years.
Mr. Davis 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
Lenord R. Eads
Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3941 Parchman in North Richland Hills. Graveside service: 4 p.m. in Broken Bow Cemetery in Broken Bow, Okla.
Mr. Eads was born Oct. 23, 1931, in Broken Bow. He retired from Western Electric after more than 30 years' service.
Survivors: Daughters, Vickie Sue Lindsey of Saginaw and Lennette Elizabeth Eads of Colleyville; mother, Clara Jester of Nashville, Ark.; brothers, Doyle Eads of Broomfield, Colo., Wilbert Eads of Houston and Tim Eads of Fort Worth; sisters, Lorene Taylor, Lona Phillips and Nancy Mitchel, all of Houston, and Pat Mixon of Tallahassee, Fla.; and grandchildren, Danielle E. Roberts, Alisha G. Roberts and Lauren S. Lindsey, all of Fort Worth.
Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Carl B. Fincher
Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Lamar Baptist Church. Burial: Crestlawn Cemetery in Atlanta, Ga.
Memorials: Lamar Baptist Church- Benevolence Committee, 1000 W. Lamar Drive, Arlington 76012, or Acute Home Healthcare.
Carl Bernard Fincher was born May 31, 1906, in Atlanta, Ga. He had lived in 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
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Alvord. Burial: Alvord Cemetery.
Durwood Fox was born June 10, 1926, in Alvord, Texas. He was a member of the Methodist church and Masonic Lodge No. 512 in Alvord. He was a veteran of the Navy.
Survivors: Wife, Nancy Fox of Fort Worth; stepson, David Elliott of Dallas; stepdaughters, Cindy Elliott of Arlington, Jan Young of San Marcos, Sharon Saueressig of Burlington, Kan., and Susan Mitchell of Corpus Christi; brother, Jim Fox of Fort Worth; sisters, Edna Nell Clay and Margaret Galbraith, both of Alvord and Sue Nivens of Fort Worth; and six stepgrandchildren.
Coker Funeral Home
John L. Hiles
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.
Memorials: Alzheimers Association of Fort Worth or Trinity Baptist Church, in lieu of flowers.
John L. 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., 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 his wife, Penni, of Fort Worth, Mark E. Hiles and his wife, Susie, of Azle, and Jonathan S. Hiles of Fort Worth; daughter, Rebecca L. Hovland and her husband, Dale, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Leslie and Justin Hiles, Shanda and Shelby Hiles and Kathryn and Jordan Hovland; and one nephew, John Stirrat of Seattle.
Greenwood Funeral Home
Memorials: The Children's Fund at Bethel Baptist or Bonita Baptist Church.
Logan Moore Hines II was born Dec. 10, 1914, in Walla Walla, Washington.
Jerry Woods Funeral Home
Lottie F. Lindsey
Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at English Funeral Home in Hawkins. Officiant: The Rev. Louis Gant.
Memorials: American Cancer Society or charity of choice.
Lottie Francis Lindsey was born July 25, 1937, in Runnels County. She was a member of the Holly Lake Women's Golf Association.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Lindsey Jr. in July 1996.
Survivors: Husband, Jimmy Lindsey of Big Sandy; and brothers, Jimmy Slawson of Mesa, Ariz., and Forest Slawson of Elmore City, Okla.
English Funeral Home
Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Stephenville. Burial: 2 p.m. Monday in Oaklawn Cemetery in Wynnewood, Okla.
Basil Lyons was born Jan. 16, 1933, in Parkersburg, W.Va. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors: Wife, Jo Ann Lyons of Stephenville; sons, Greg Lyons of Wynnewood, Okla., Mark Lyons of Gilbert, Ariz., and Jeff Lyons of Gray, Tenn.; daughter-in-law, Kim Lyons of Gray, Tenn.; brother, Paul Lyons of Wister, Okla.; and six grandchildren.
Stephenville Funeral Home
Fayrine K. Martin
Graveside service: 12:30 p.m. Monday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Fayrine Martin was born Sept. 16, 1911. She went home to be with the Lord on October 10, 1996. A celebration of her life will be held at her gravesite.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ernest Kelly and Eugene Martin.
Survivors: Daughter, Jo Ann Kelly Allen of Fort Worth; granddaughters, Sharon Allen Finely of Fort Worth and Carol Allen Busse of Granbury; great- grandsons, Peter Neathery, Justin Finley and Ryan Finley, all of Fort Worth; and great-granddaughters, Alexix Neathery and Lauren Neathery, both of Granbury.
Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel
Samuel B. Oliveto
Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Biggers Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Samuel Oliveto was born Sept. 12, 1901, in Casino, Italy, and came to the United States at the age of 9 years. His family has lived in the Fort Worth area since 1946. He owned and operated a garage/service station in Lake Worth until 1970, when he retired. He was a faithful member of Lake Worth Bible Church and enjoyed square dancing.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Mary Barley Oliveto, in March 1986, and a son, Mr. Sammy Oliveto, in October 1994.
Memorials: In Mr. Oliveto's name to Lake Worth Bible Church, 4300 William Springs Road, Lake Worth, Texas 76135.
Survivors: Son, Rev. Charles Oliveto of Lake Worth; daughters, Mary Jane Hampton of Fort Worth and Betty Jane Pellerito of Dearborn Heights, Mich.; sister, Mamie Bitonti of Cleveland, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Biggers Funeral Home
Joseph A. Palachek
Funeral: noon today at Rader Funeral Home. Dr. W.D. O'Neal will officiate. Entombment: Rosewood Park Mausoleum. Pallbearers will include Joe's nephews, Tom Palachek, Charles Palachek Jr., Joe Machacek, Tony Machacek and Dan Machacek, and son-in-law, Jay T. Jax.
Memorials: Grace Presbytery Fund for help of ministers and their families, Grace Presbytery, 8000 John W. Carpenter Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75247.
The Rev. Palachek was born Jan. 12, 1920, in Ennis. He grew up and spent his childhood and attended high school in his hometown of Fort Worth. After graduating from Austin Theological Seminary in 1947, he served the Lord as a Presbyterian minister for 50 years. His pastorates included First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Ark.; Algiers Presbyterian Church in New Orleans, La.; West Baton Rouge Presbyterian Church in Port Allen, La.; First Presbyterian Church in Bogalusa, La.; Grace Presbyterian Church in Franklin, La.; Centerville Presbyterian Church in Centerville, La.; First Presbyterian Church in Welsh, La.; First Presbyterian Church in Oakdale, La.; and Centre Presbyterian Church in Longview.
Since retiring in 1986, he had continued preaching as a supply minister for First Presbyterian Church in Overton. On March 10, 1996, he was named pastor emeritus of Centre Presbyterian Church in Longview.
Your prayers have been a great strength to us, his family.
Survivors: Wife, Eva Lee Mull Palachek of Longview; son, Dr. Albert D.H. Palachek and his wife, Diane M.H. Palachek; daughter, Barbara Palachek Jax and her husband, Jay T. Jax; grandchildren, Margaret Siobhan and Merry Faith Palachek; and a sister, Lydia Palachek.
Rader Funeral Home
Mae Bell Scott
Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Nowlin Funeral Home. Burial: Gardens of Memory near Comanche.
Nowlin Funeral Home
Wyna Ruth Sharp
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Carlton Cemetery in Carlton.
Wyna Ruth Sharp was born June 12, 1909, in Desedemona, Texas.
Rutledge Funeral Home
Deborah E. Shirley
Memorial service: To be held at a later date in Mississippi.
Memorials: Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2501 Parkview Drive, Fort Worth, Texas.
Deborah Edwards Shirley was born July 6, 1953, in Starkville, Miss.
Survivors: Son, Andrew Fowles of Burleson; and brother, J. Paul Thaxton Jr. of Brandon, Miss.
Baumgardner Funeral Home
Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Oak Dale Cemetery.
Bonnie Sikes was born Nov. 13, 1899, in Magnolia, Ark. She was a member of Riverside Baptist Church.
Survivors: Daughter, Maxine Drennan of Stephenville; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and six great- great-grandchildren.
Lacy Funeral Home
Edna M. Simmons
Graveside service: 1 p.m. today in Buffalo Cemetery in Buffalo.
Edna McCreary Simmons was born March 3, 1905, in Illinois.
White's Funeral Home
Thyra R.B. Thompson
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Sunday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Officiating: Mary Heflin, chaplain of Community Hospice. Burial: Ryan Cemetery in Ryan, Okla.
Memorials: The family respectfully declines flowers; however, should friends desire, memorials may be given to Community Hospice of Texas or a charity of choice.
Survivors: Her family, Thyra Burnett, Martha Jane and Jim Evans, Clabe and Adriene Burnett, Marian Burden, Mi- chael Fyans Thompson, Bridget Thompson Caro and Georgia and A.D. Hickman; nieces and nephews; and many dearly loved friends.
Thompson's Harveson & Cole
Lillie B. Wafer
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens.
Lillie B. Wafer was born Dec. 18, 1909, in Monroe, La.
Survivors: Son, Willie Conway of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandchildren, Ivan Conway of Grand Prairie and Edward Conway of Washington, D.C.; great-grand- children, Stephen Conway, Phillip Conway and Nicole Morris, all of Grand Prairie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors
Margaret E. Whitbey
Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Restland Cemetery in Dallas.
Survivors: Sisters, Dorothy N. Bratton of Fort Worth and Lillian A. Mitchell of Cooper; three nieces; and four nephews.
Baumgardner Funeral Home
George R. White
Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, a fund has been set up at Central Bank & Trust, 200 W. Mansfield Hwy., Kennedale, Texas 76060.
George White was born Jan. 19, 1938, in Fort Worth. Mr. White was very active in stock car racing since the 1950s at Cowtown Speedway in Kennedale, along with his sons.
Survivors: Wife, Nancy White of Kennedale; sons, George White of Fort Worth, Douglas White of Logan, Utah, and Russell White of Kennedale; daughter, Sherri Anderson of Logan, Utah; sisters, Jody Doyal of Fort Worth and Georgia Bradford of Dallas; and grandchildren, Kevin, Nathan and Nicholas, all of Logan, Utah.
Emerald Hills Funeral Home
Jack F. White
Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at White's Funeral Home in Springtown. Burial: Springtown Cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. until service time Sunday.
Jack F. White was born July 7, 1925, in Gorman. He was a World War II Army veteran and received many awards including the EAME campaign medal with five bronze stars. He retired from Tarrant County Pct. 4 after 18 1/2 years. He was a member of Azle Baptist Church.
Mr. White was preceded in death by a stepson, Steven Paul Gideon.
Survivors: Wife, Joy White of Azle; sons, Jackie White and Jerry White, both of Fort Worth; daughter, Patsy Ann White of Fort Worth; stepsons, Kent Gideon and Joel Gideon, both of Boyd; stepdaughters, Wanda Farris of Springtown and Sissy Harrell of Bainbridge, Ga.; brothers, Ralph White of Weatherford, Albert White of Gorman and Porter White of Garland; sisters, Louise Husketh, Annie Myrle Stephens and Dorothy White, all of Hurst; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 13 step- grandchildren; and a special brother-in- law, Glen Hodges of Tallahassee, Fla.
White's Funeral Home
Funeral: 10 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church of Burleson. Burial: Burleson Memorial Park.
Memorials: Building Fund of First United Methodist Church of Burleson.
Ozella Williams was born Dec. 6, 1916, in Irene. She was a 42-year member of First United Methodist Church of Burleson and active in the Methodist Women Lamplighters. She was active with the Lockheed Camping Club.
Survivors: Daughters and husbands, Dezetta Hebebrand and Roger of Cleburne, Francis Heath and Earl of Henderson, and Evelyn Esters and Roy of Burleson; brothers, T.C. Williamson of Palestine, Oscar Lee Williamson of Tennessee, and Homer Williamson of Denver City, Texas; sisters, Rosa Ward of Lancaster, Texas, and Lorena Boone of Lubbock; grandchildren, Chris Ware and spouse, Doug Ware and spouse, Shelly Ware and spouse, Phyllis Kelley, Cecilia Carrol and spouse, and Keli Esters; ten great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson
Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Edens Funeral Home. Burial: Hillcrest Garden of Memory in Hillsboro.
Memorials: Hospice of the Heart.
Floyd Young was born April 27, 1929, in Milford. He retired from Flex Steel in Waxahachie after 32 years' service.
Edens Funeral Home