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Published Oct. 13, 1996

Edna Bailey
FORT WORTH -- Edna Bailey, 89, a laundry attendant, died Friday at an Azle hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday in Eddy Cemetery in Eddy. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at White's Funeral Home in Azle.

Edna Bailey was born Feb. 14, 1907, in Coleman County.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211
 

Pearl Banks
WATAUGA -- Pearl Banks, 97, a homemaker, died Friday at a Bedford hospital.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday in Willow Cemetery in Haskell.

Pearl Banks was born May 18, 1899, in Williamson County.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

William K. Battista
-- William Keffer Battista, 50, a retired insurance agent, died Tuesday at home.

Memorial Mass: at a later date at the Devon Preparatory School, Devon, Pa. Burial: Private.

Memorials: Community Hospice of Texas, 1000 Summit Avenue, Fort Worth 76102.

Mr. Battista was born July 31, 1946, in Philadelphia, Pa.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. O.A. Battista.

Survivors: Mother, Helen Keffer Battista of Fort Worth; sister, Elizabeth Ann Battista of Fort Worth; and uncle, Dr. William H. Keffer of Reading, Pa.

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

Tiny R. Bell
FORT WORTH -- Tiny R. Bell, 60, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Shiloh Institutional Church of God in Christ, 421 S. Ayers. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial park. Wake: 5 to 6 p.m. today at the church.

Tiny R. Bell was born May 5, 1936, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Husband, Russell D. Bell of Fort Worth; sons, Russell D. Bell Jr. and Carolyn of Fort Worth, and Anthony R. Bell and Linda of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter, Sonya C. Bell of Santa Fe, N.M.; sisters, Betty Joe Starks of Harbor City, Calif., and Georgia Finch of Denver; 11 grandchildren; and two aunts.

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

Virginia L. Bittle
RIVER OAKS -- Virginia L. Bittle, 66, a homemaker, died Wednesday at Westside Care Center as a result of a stroke.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: Youth Fund, Trinity Baptist Church, 620 Churchill Rd. and River Oaks Library, 4900 River Oaks Blvd.

Virginia L. Bittle was born July 12, 1930, in Bluff City, Tenn. She was a volunteer at the River Oaks Library and an active member of Trinity Baptist Church. She also served in the River Oaks Lady Lions.

Saurvivors: Husband of 41 years, Howard Bittle of River Oaks; sons, Casey Bittle of Fort Worth and David Bittle of Waxahachie; daughter, Peggy Stone of Aledo; six grandchildren, Ryan, Shannon and Ethan Stone, Hunter, Aaron, and Taylor Bittle; five brothers; and two sisters.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Truman L. Bosley
FORT WORTH -- Truman L. "Buz" Bosley, 58, a Bell-Textron supervisor, died Friday at a Bedford hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home in Gainesville. Burial: Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville. Visitation: 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Bosley was born Dec. 26, 1937, in Los Angeles, Calif. Calif.

Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home
Gainesville (817) 665-3455
 

Hubert Butler
FORT WORTH-- Hubert Butler, 86, a retired salesperson, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial: Visiting Nurses Association or Community Hospice of Texas.

Mr. Butler was born Jan. 13, 1910, in Lilac, and had been a resident of Fort Worth since 1927. He retired from Montgomery Ward in 1972. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.

Survivors: Wife, Ruby Lee Butler of Fort Worth; sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Patricia Butler of Fort Worth, Wayne and Jo Ann Butler of River Oaks and George and Gay Butler of Hurst; sister, Corine Springer of Dublin; and five grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Letha R. Carlton
CLEBURNE -- Letha "Charlie" Rogers Carlton, 89, a retired beautician, died Saturday at a Cleburne hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Cleburne. Visitation: 4 to 6 today at the funeral home.

Letha Carlton was born Feb. 1, 1907, in Midlothian. She was a member of Henderson St. Baptist Church in Cleburne.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Curtis H. Rogers, in 1975, grandson, Ken Rogers, in 1959, son-in- law, Ray Frerichs in 1994 and by her parents, Albert Earl and Ida Lee Hughes Bilton.

Survivors: Husband, Olin "Tex" Carlton of Cleburne; sons and daughters-in- law, Conrad and Barbara Rogers of Burleson and Curtis Jr. and Ann Rogers of Fort Worth; daughters, Wanda and her husband, Calvin Land, of Cleburne, June Frerichs of Olympia, Wash. and Dixie Marquez of Gunnison, Colo.; brothers, Earl Bilton of Claremont, Calif., Eldon Bilton of Dallas and Horace Ray Bilton of Garland; sisters, Minnie Kuykendall of Midlothian and Lillian Joslin of Cleburne; seven grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild.

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

Louis L. Carmichael
FORT WORTH -- Louis Lee Carmichael Sr., 71, a retired Union Pacific Railroad superintendent, died Friday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: Carroll Smith, Gene Domm, Ray Johnston, Malcolm Cross, Bob White, Luther Carmichael, Bill Trice and Gerald Wyatt Jr.

Honorary pallbearers: Bedouin Unit of Moslah Shrine Temple.

Memorials: Shrine Children Hospital or Forest Hill Presbyterian Church.

Louis Carmichael was born Feb. 22, 1925, in Fort Worth. He was an Army sergeant during World War II. He was an elder and treasurer of the Forest Hill Presbyterian Church, a member of Masonic Lodge 925, Scottish Rite, Moslah Shrine Temple, past Caliph of the Bedouin Unit and was serving as Moslah Temple Entertainment Chairman. He was also a member of R.O.J. and the Eastern Star.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, L.D. and Margie Carmichael, and twin brothers, Troy and Floy.

Survivors: Wife of 53 years, Mary Ellen Huck Carmichael of Fort Worth; son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Carol Carmichael of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Jennifer and Jeffrey of Fort Worth; aunt, Reva Ryan of Longview; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Jennifer L. Clark
FORT WORTH -- Jennifer Lea Clark, 20, a veterinarian assistant, died Thursday at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Catholic Church in Keller. Burial: Private. Visitation: Noon to 8:30 p.m. today at Lucas Funeral Home. Vigil Service: 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials: Camp Moss, 811 Preston No. 807, Dallas, Texas 75225.

Jennifer Clark was born July 18, 1976, in Chicago, Ill.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Catholic Church.

Survivors: Parents, John and Terese Clark; brother, Paul Doty, sisters, Lisa Doty, Helen Clark, all of Fort Worth; grandmother, Helen Pluche; aunt, Dr. Cynthia Clark; and cousin, Casara Clark.

Lucas Funeral Home
Grapevine, 488-7566
 

Ermal L. Coil
WATAUGA -- Ermal L. Coil, 93, a homemaker, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at Brown, Gause-Ware, Owens & Brumley Funeral Chapel. Burial: Bluebonnett Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.

Ermal Coil was born June 4, 1903, in Rockford, Ohio.

Survivors: Son, Kenneth R. Coil of Bellefontaine, Ohio; daughters, Grace V. Lamb of Watauga and Stella Lamb of Keithville, La.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great- great-grandchildren.

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

Joe N. Copeland
MINERAL WELLS -- Joe Neill Copeland, 76, a retired horse trainer, died Friday at home.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Monday in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Palo Pinto County.

Mr. Copeland was born Dec. 20, 1919, in Mineral Wells.

Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner
Mineral Wells, (817) 325-4422
 

Lenord R. Eads
COLLEYVILLE -- Lenord Roy Eads, 65, a retired Western Electric employee, died Thursday at home.

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 Sept. 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
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Dorothy M. Eberhardt
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Dorothy M. Eberhardt, 80, a homemaker, died Wednesday at home.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday at Dido Cemetery.

Dorothy Eberhardt was born Jan. 19, 1916, in Philadelphia, Pa. She was a resident of Fort Worth 20 years before she moved to Tucson in 1993 to be with her daughter.

Survivors: Sons, Mike Collins of Phoenix, Ariz., and James Collins of Tucson, Ariz.; daughters, Audra Erheart and Dee Johnson, both of Tucson, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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

Jeff Enlow
MANSFIELD -- Jeff Enlow, 16, a student at Mansfield High School, died Thursday at home.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Emerald Hills Chapel.

Jeff Enlow was born May 10, 1980, in Fort Worth. He was an excellent student at Mansfield High School, where his teachers regarded him as a very pleasant person. He loved to exercise and lift weights.

Survivors: Parents, James and Elaine Enlow of Mansfield; brothers, James Enlow Jr. and Josh Enlow, both of Mansfield; maternal grandmother, Beulah Brooks of DeRidder, La.; uncle and aunt, Elmer and Sue Enlow of Missouri; friend and weight lifting partner, Rylough Washington of Arlington; and many other friends in Arlington.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681
 

Eunalee Everett
BIG SPRING -- Eunalee Everett, 79, a homemaker, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: Was Saturday at Nalley- Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Burial: Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

Officiant: Rev. Ed Williamson, pastor of First United Methodist Church.

Eunalee Everett was born May 8, 1917, in Callahan County, and married Buel F. Everett on Nov. 10, 1935, in Anson. He preceded her in death on April 11, 1982.

Mrs. Everett volunteered at the Big Spring Senior Citizens Center for several years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sue Ann Easterling, in 1986.

Survivors: Daughter, Janet Headding of Big Spring; son, Don Everett of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren, two great-great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Naley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home
Big Spring (915) 267-6331
 

Ronald D. Ford
WEATHERFORD -- Ronald Dee "Toby" Ford, 57, owner/operator of Tire Doctor, died Tuesday in Weatherford.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Cotten- Bratton Funeral Chapel. Burial: Memory Gardens of the Valley. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Ford was born Sept. 3, 1939, in Marlin.

Cotten-Bratton Funeral Chapel
Weatherford, (817) 594-2711
 

Woodrow T. Gavenda
FORT WORTH -- Woodrow T. Gavenda, a retired auditor, died Friday at home.

Graveside service: 2:30 p.m. Monday in Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Memorials: A charity of your choice.

Mr. Gavenda was born in Edgeworth.

He was an auditor for the Federal Highway Department in the Southwest region 30 years prior to his retirement. He was a graduate of Sul Ross University as well as the Univesity of Texas at Austin where he was a lifetime member of the Ex- Students Association. Mr. Gavenda was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth, the Elk's Lodge, the Masonic Lodge and the California Association of C.P.A.'s

Survivors: Wife, Billie Gavenda of Fort Worth; daughter, Gail Newell of Austin; stepchildren, Devorah McFarlane of Austin, Courtney Ridings of Grand Prairie, Randy Russell of Grand Prairie; sister, Doris Gavenda of Fort Worth; grandchild, Quentin Newell of Austin.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341
 

Wallace D. Graves
FORT WORTH -- Wallace Dewitt Graves, 67, a retired aerospace engineer, died Thursday at home.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. Monday at Blessing Colonial Funeral Home in Mansfield. Burial: Private.

Memorials: St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada Heart Foundation at SGU, P.O. Box 7, St. George's Grenada, West Indies.

Mr. Graves was born Dec. 30, 1928, in Fort Worth.

He was a graduate of Texas Technological University in mechanical and aeronautical engineering. He served with the Navy Seabees from 1946 to 1498 and was in the Navy Reserve until 1953. After working at Chance Vaught Aircraft, he joined the Bureau of Naval Weapons. In 1961, he was employed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Manned Spacecraft Center.

During the course of his 27 years with NASA, he was Field Project Engineer for the Apollo Spacecraft and for the Space Shuttle, Orbiter, based in Downey, Calif. He received the Superior Achievement Award for his individual work as project eningeer on Apollo 10 Command and Service Modules, along with a special commendation form President Lyndon B. Johnson for his outstanding contribution to the U.S. Space program.

In 1991 he moved to Grenada West Indies with his wife, Dr. Gerladine Graves, as part of a husband and wife team employed by St. George's University School of Medicine. While at St. George's he set up the University's amateur and campus radio system, as well as working as a radio operator for the Windstar Cruise Lines.

Survivors: Wife, Dr. Geraldine Graves; seven children; eight grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews; and his sister, Sybil Spencer from San Antonio.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555
 

Ruth S. Griffin
THROCKMORTON -- Ruth Sybil Griffin, 95, a homemaker, died Friday at a Throckmorton nursing center.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park in Fort Worth.

Ruth Sybil Griffin was born Feb. 3, 1901, in Mineola, and had lived in the Fort Worth area for 70 years before moving to Throckmorton in 1993.

She was married to Victor Griffin in Mineola on June 3, 1923. He preceded her in death.

Survivors: Three daughters, Melba Griffin of Fort Worth, Bonnie Crosby of Jacksonville, Fla., and Janice Whitfield of Woodson; son, Kenneth Griffin of Fort Worth; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Archer Funeral Home
Seymour 76380 (817) 888-2636
 

David E. Groner
LITTLETON, Colo. -- David E. Groner, 65, a retired professor, died Sept. 25 in Littleton.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Monday at the University of Texas at Arlington Speech Department.

Memorials: UTA Speech Department.

David E. Groner was born June 18, 1931, in Honesdale, Pa. He earned degrees from Lycoming College and Pennsylvania State University. He taught at Penn State and Lock Haven State University. In 1964 he joined the Communications Department at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he taught until he retired in June 1991.

His interests included travel, public speaking, baseball, horse racing, poker and flea markets.

Survivors: Wife, Mary E. Groner of Littleton; and daughter, Amanda L.
 

Cornelius F. Gundlach
GRAPEVINE -- Cornelius "Kees" F. Gundlach, 77, the retired owner of Casey's Jeep in California, died Sept. 10 at a Grapevine hospital.

Memorial service: Was Sept. 11 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Arlington.

Memorials: Urban Services YMCA, North East Transportation Services Fort Worth, 5342 Davis Blvd., Suite A.

Mr. Gundlach was born Nov. 13, 1918, in Oruro, Bolivia.

He was educated in New York, Santiago, Chile and at General Motors Institute in Flint, Mich. He was a sergeant in the 9th USAF in World War II. He was owner of Casey's Jeep in California from 1958 to 1962. He was involved in businesses in Columbia, Ecuador and Guatemela, until his retirement in 1991. He was married 44 years.

Survivors: Wife, Ellen Marie Gundlach of Santa Maria, Calif.; son, Casey Gundlach of Grapevine; daughters, Pamela Hubbard of Santa Maria, Calif., Ellen Amanda Gunlach of Calif., Lucinda Nelson of Arlington, Dr. Susan Parsons of University City, Mo.; sisters, Eleanora McIlhenny of Sherman Oaks, Calif., Lucy Hathaway of Lake Forest, Ill.; and grandchildren, Michelle and Spencer Jackson of Arlington.

Lucas Funeral Home
Grapevine, 488-7566
 

Alene Johnson
BOYD -- Alene Johnson, 77, a homemaker, died Friday in Decatur.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Alene Johnson was born May 28, 1918.

She had lived in Boyd since 1982. She was a member of Woman's Auxillary of Boyd. She was an avid quilter and gardener. She very active in church and community services.

Survivors: Husband, Leo Johnson of Boyd; sons, R. G. Smith of Mansfield, Delbert Smith of Fort Worth, Jerry Smith of Stephenville; daughters, Betty Speiss of Boyd, Pat Bartlett of Paradise, Cora Walker of Boyd, Helen Davis of Fort Worth; brother, Darwin Folmar of Wills Point; sisters, Jewell Smithwick of Mullins, Katy Richie of Missouri; 29 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and several great-great-great-grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Ethel I. Jones
WEATHERFORD -- Ethel I. Jones, 83, a homemaker, died Thursday in Weatherford.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Monday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. today at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel.

Ethel I. Jones was born Sept. 17, 1913, in Maypearl.

She was a member of Bridgewood Church of Christ for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. W. Jones and son, Bobby Thomas.

Survivors: Son, Kenneth R. Jones of Grand Prairie; two daughters, Pat Option of Weatherford, Lanell Pettigrew of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and numerous cousins.

Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel
7301 E. Lancaster Ave., 451-3333
 

Robert R. Kreipe
WEATHERFORD -- Robert Raymond Kreipe, 62, a retired teacher, died Friday at home.

Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. Monday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Burial: East Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford. Rosary: 7 tonight at White's Funeral Home in Weatherford.

Memorials: Saint Stephen's Catholic Church, PO Box 1743, Weatherford; Arlington Cancer Center, 906 W. Randol Mill Rd., Arlington 76012.

Mr. Kreipe was born Aug. 11, 1934, in Greenley, Kan., and had been a Weatherford resident since 1977. He was a graduate of Mahr Hill Preparatory School in Atchison, Kan. He received his undergraduate degree from Park College, and his master's degree from Tarleton State University. While in the Air Force, he attained the rank of lieutenant colonel and served as navigator and electronic warfare officer in the B47, B58, B66, C123 and F111 aircrafts. He retired after commanding the Munitions Maintenance Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. While serving in the the Air Force, he received the Master Navigator Designation, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star (three awards, one with Valor), Air Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, and Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry (two awards). He served in Vietnam from 1968 through 1969. Upon the completion of his career in the Air Force, he folowed his true passion as a mathematics teacher. He was awarded the Optimist Club, 1995-96 Teacher of the Year for Weatherford Independent School District.

He was a member of the St. Stephen's Catholic Church, where he had been a lector, lay eucharistic minister and taught adult Bible study. He and his wife led the parish's Renew Program. He was Past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Council 7264, and 4th-degree member of General Worth Assembly.

He was a wonderful husband and father, dear brother in Christ, and an unsurpassed friend. He will be missed deeply.

He and Patricia Neel Kreipe were married 38 years.

Survivors: Wife, Pat Neel Kreipe of Weatherford; sons, Bob Kriepe and Tom Kriepe, both of Weatherford, Steve Kriepe of Harker Heights and Mark Kriepe of San Antonio; and eight grandchildren.

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

Paul F. Lanman
RICHLAND HILLS -- Paul Forrest Lanman, 83, a retired federal aviation administrator, died Saturday at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials: Community Hospice of Texas, 1000 Summit Ave, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.

Mr. Lanman was born Jan. 28, 1923, in Floris, Iowa.

He served in the Navy in the early 1930's. He retired from FAA in 1972 after 36 years of service. He was preceded in death by a son, David in 1896.

Survivors: Wife, Joan Lanman of Richland Hills; daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Charles F. Craig of Richland Hills; sister, Beulah Light of Phoenix, Ariz.; granddaughter and husband, Tricia and Kerry Scow of Denver, Col.; grandson and wife, Steven Paul and Lynn Peck of St. George, Utah; and great-grandchildren, Jason Paul Scow of Denver, Col., Jessica Kathryn Scow of Denver, Col., Paula Lynn Peck of St. George, Utah and Jeromy Talmadge of St. George, Utah.

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

Alta B. Mitchell
CLEBURNE -- Alta "Madie" Bullard Mitchell, 86, a homemaker, died Friday at a Cleburne hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Martin's Funeral Home. Burial: Meridian Cemetery.

Alta Mitchell was born Oct. 3, 1910, in Parker.

Martin's Funeral Home
Cleburne, (817) 558-3250
 

Jolly S. Myers
GLEN ROSE -- Jolly S. Myers Sr., 93, a chief engineer for Mobil Oil Company who retired in 1965, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3 p.m. today at Glenview Church of Christ in Glen Rose. Officiating: Ministers Jim Hatcher and Andrew Solomon. Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Walnut Springs.

Memorials: World Bible School, c/o Bank of America, 609 SW Big Bend, Glen Rose, Texas 76043.

Jolly Myers, son of the late James Harrison Myers and Lucy Jane King Myers, was born June 21, 1903, in Sherman, and was raised and educated in Ringgold. In 1922, he married Lela Anne Price in Montague. Mr. Myers worked for Mobil Oil 42 years as a chief engineer. He lived in various places, including De Leon, Conway, Ark., and Midland before retiring in 1965 when he moved to Glen Rose.

Mr. Myers served as a Lay Minister in the Church of Christ at churches in Iredell and Walnut Springs. He helped establish missions in St. Kitts, St. Lucia and Nevis in the West Indies. Mr. Myers also was a co-founder of World Bible School, a church correspondence school. He was an Elder at Midland, Conway, Ark., and Walnut Springs.

While in Glen Rose, Mr. Myers served on the Glen Rose City Council during the 1980s. He was a member of the Glenview Church of Christ in Glen Rose.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lela Anne, on Aug. 24, 1985. On Dec. 28, 1986, he married Elizabeth Wilkins Moss in Walnut Springs.

Survivors: Wife, Elizabeth Myers of Glen Rose; daughter, Betty Terrill of De Leon; son, Jolly S. Myers Jr., of Comanche; sisters, Fern Myers of Denver, Colo., and Sarah Maxey of Clarksville; seven grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren; five great-great- grandchildren; and step-children, Mozelle Moss, Dwane Moss and James Moss, all of Glen Rose, and Less Moss of Trinidad.

Lawson Funeral Home
Meridian, (817) 435-2792
 

Samuel B. Oliveto
LAKE WORTH -- Samuel Benjamin Oliveto, 95, a retired automobile mechanic, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Biggers Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight 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
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341
 

Edna M. Organ
FORT WORTH -- Edna M. Organ, a homemaker, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Edna Organ was born in Ottawa, Canada.

She was a member of Fort Worth Contract Bridge Unit No. 183, Tuesday Afternoon Rejebian Club and Ridglea Country Club.

Survivors: Husband, Philip J. Organ Jr. of Fort Worth; son, Philip J. Organ III of Morehead City, N.C.; brother, Melvin E. Weaver of Youngstown, Ohio; granddaughter, Tracy L. Organ of Asheville, N.C.; grandson, Christopher P. Organ of Virginia Beach, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

A.C. Ownsbey
JACKSBORO -- A.C. "Buck" Ownsbey, 85, an oilfield superintendent, died Saturday in Wichita Falls.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Coker Funeral Home. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Jacksboro.

A.C. Owensby was born Oct. 22, 1910, in Hughes County, Okla.

Coker Funeral Home
Jacksboro, (817) 567-3778
 

Miguel Pantoja
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Miguel Pantoja, 60, a retired manufacturer, died Friday at home.

Funeral mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Grand Prairie. Burial: Southland Memorial Park. Rosary: 7 tonight at Bean- Massey-Burge Funeral Home.

Miguel Pantoja was born Nov. 19, 1935, in Durango, Mexico.

Survivors: Wife, Eva Pantoja; sons, Luis, Miguel Gerardo, Miguel Angel and Juan Pantoja; daughter, Marina Concepcion Pantoja; brother, Guillermo Pantoja; sister, Leonila Quinones; and six grandchildren.

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

Ozella Patterson
COVE, Ark. -- Ozella Patterson, 80, a homemaker, died Thursday in Fort Smith, Ark.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Chapel. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Ozella Patterson was born May 27, 1916, in Comanche County, and had lived in Cove for one year.

Survivors: Sons, W.L. Patterson of Fort Worth, L.W. Patterson of Euless, and Don Patterson of Cove; daughter, Jonelle Richardson of Fort Worth; brothers, Jack Wetzel of Austin and Ray Wetzel of Bowie; 10 grandchildren; 24 great- grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren.

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

Maurice Pylant
GLEN ROSE -- Maurice Pylant, 71, a 17-year owner operator for Western Kitchen BBQ, died Friday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Wiley Funeral Home in Glen Rose. Burial: Squaw Creek Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. todayat the funeral home.

Mr. Pylant was born Dec. 26, 1924, in Glen Rose.

He was a 32nd degree Mason.

Survivors: Husband, Johnny Pylant of Glen Rose, Phil Pylant of Katy; daughters, Saundra Marquis of Glen Rose, Pam Barrasso of Houston; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Wiley Funeral Home
Glen Rose, (817) 897-2288
 

Daisy A. Randolph
FORT WORTH -- Daisy Annelle Randolph, 77, a retired executive secretary for KXAS-TV, died Wednesday at a nursing center.

Memorial Mass: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church. Burial: Private in Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Memorials: St. Vincent dePaul Society or St. Bartholomew Catholic Church.

Daisy Annelle Randolph was born Jan. 30, 1919, in Jacksboro. She was an executive secretary for KXAS-TV from 1968-1984. She was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church.

She was the widow of William M.Randolph.

Survivors: Son, Joseph R. Randolph of Fort Worth; daughter, Julianne Barbolla of Dallas; grandchildren, Eileen, Christopher, Elizabeth and Joseph; and three great-grandchildren.

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

William G. Rusnak
FORT WORTH -- William G. "Bill" Rusnak, 73, a retired auto mechanic, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 3:30 p.m. Monday in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Mr. Rusnak was born Feb. 4, 1923, in Prince George County, Va.

He had been a resident of Fort Worth since 1967. He worked as a self- employed auto mechanic and at J.C. Penney until retiring. He was an Army veteran and served during World War II.

Survivors: Wife, Nadiye Rusnak of Fort Worth; sons and daughters-in-law, Ken K. and Susan Rusnak of Adelaide, Australia, William G. and Sherri Rusnak II of River Oaks, George and Lori Rusnak of Watauga; two brothers; two sisters; and grandchildren, Zachary, Samuel, Kenon and Seth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Annie Mae Sanders
FORT WORTH -- Annie Mae Sanders, 92, a homemaker, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Golden Gate Church of God In Christ. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church.

Annie Sanders, a Fort Worth resident 56 years, was born June 13, 1904, in Irene, graduated from Hillsboro public schools and was a member of Mission Possible Church of God In Christ. She was the mother of the church and a former Sunday school teacher.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel M. Sanders, Sr., and daughter, Marqueleta Sanders Jimerson, in 1995.

Survivors: Son, Samuel M. Sanders Jr. of Las Vegas, Nev.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

Jeannette R. Schmidt
KATY -- Jeannette Ray Schmidt, 53, formerly of Fort Worth, died Friday at a Houston hospital.

Funeral: 4:30 p.m. today at Schmidt Funeral Home in Katy, with Rev. Tom Bolin officiating. Graveside service: 1 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Survivors: Husband, Danny Schmidt of Katy; children, Wade Schmidt and Lori Schmidt, both of Houston; parents, George and Alice Ray of Fort Worth; brother, Ronnie Ray of Fort Worth; and sister, Nancy Huggins of Fort Worth.

Schmidt Funeral Home
Katy, (713) 391-2424
 

Christina D. Schuler
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Christina Dunde Schuler, 28, an insurance secretary, died Thursday at a local hospital.

Funeral: Noon Monday at First United Pentecostal Church of Hurst. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. today at The Memorial Chapel.

Memorials: Christina Schuler Memorial Fund, 6565 Glenview Dr. No. 2014, North Richland Hills, Texas 76180.

Christina Dunde Schuler was born May 1, 1968, in Germany. She was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Hurst.

Survivors: Husband, Brett A. Schuler of North Richland Hills; daughter, Raegan Schuler of North Richland Hills; parents, Janet and Clifton Kelly of North Richland Hills; sister, Sarah Duval of Grand Saline; and grandparents, H.T. Jenkins of Groesbeck and Wanda Munch.

The Memorial Chapel
1207 S. Cherry Lane, 246-4988
 

Grace L. Sherwin
BENBROOK -- Grace L. Sherwin, a retired electronics assembler, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Family memorial service: Private.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Grace L. Sherwin was born Jan. 10, 1935, in Flint, Mich. She was a retired General Dynamics employee.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lloyd Beebe and brother, Johnny Beebe, both of Flint.

Survivors: Husband, Joseph Sherwin of Benbrook; sons, Billy Sherwin of Walla Walla, Wash., Charles Sherwin and Stewart Sherwin, both of Fort Worth; brothers, Tyrone Beebe and George Beebe, both of Millington, Mich.; sisters, Patricia Thomas and Joan Loomis, both of Flint, and Betty Schmitzer of Clio, Mich.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Leo Freeman
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Leo Freeman, 86, a retired attorney, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Temple Sinai in Washington D. C. Burial: National Memorial Gardens, King David, Washington, D.C. Memorials: Charity of Choice.

Mr. Freeman was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. He died while visiting his daughter in Fort Worth.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Fenton Freeman.

Survivors: Daughter, Jane Freeman Oderberg and her husband, Simon of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Sara Oderberg Thompson and her husband, Chuck of Fort Worth, Joshua Oderberg and his wife, Camryn of San Diego, Calif., Adrienne Oderberg of Fort Worth; great grandson, Jacob Oderberg; brothers, Herbert Freeman and his wife, Lorraine of Wheaton, Md., Yehuda Ben Chorin and his wife, Tikva of Israel; sister, Belle Freeman of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233
 

Carl V. Sitton
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Carl V. Sitton, 68, a former resident of Fort Worth, died of a heart attack on Sept. 28 in Mountain View, Calif.

Memorial service: Was Friday in San Jose, Calif.

Memorials: Carl V. Sitton Vocal Scholarship Fund, c/o Canada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City, Calif., 94061.

Carl Sitton was born May 17, 1928, in Houston, to Carl Vest Sitton and Gussie Iva Pearce Sitton. He was a graduate of Polytechnic High School, Texas Weslyan University and Mills College in Oakland, Calif.

Carl Sitton was conductor and music director of the Peninsula Master Chorale and head of the voice and choral departments of Canada College in Redwood City, Calif. He was a professional composer and arranger. He had 25 or more published compositions.

Survivors: Wife, Ruth Robinette Sitton of Mountain View, Calif.; sister, Faye Sitton of Fort Worth; nephew, Billy J. Bunch of Fort Worth; nieces, Candy Clynch of Grandview and Diana Vitek of Fort Worth; four step-sons; two step- daughters; and 16 grandchildren.

Spangler Mortuary
Los Altos, Calif. (415) 948-6619
 

Jean A. Slease
WEATHERFORD -- Jean Adams Slease, 74, a homemaker, died Thursday at a Plano medical center.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday in East Lawn Memorial Park in Brownwood. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel.

Memorials: American Diabetes Association.

Jean Adams Slease was born July 19, 1922, in Lamesa.

Survivors: Husband, Montie L. Slease of Weatherford; brothers, Mays Adams of Dallas and J.B. Adams of Brownwood; sisters, Ruby Crook of Dallas and Nina Broughton of Greely, Colo.

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

Mardie B. Stein
FORT WORTH -- Mardie B. Stein, 92, a retired grocery store owner, died Thursday at a Fort Worth nursing center.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at Stewart Chapel, CME Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Mardie "Bee Bop" Stein was born Oct. 23, 1903, in Millican.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Samuel Kneeland; grandchildren, Tracy and Andre Thomas; great- grandchildren, T'Aundra(the creator of the Bee Bop name) and Destinee Bouligny; sisters, Nettie Eaton of Killeen, and Viola Wilburn of Galveston; nieces, nephews and other friends and relatives.
Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors
4000 Miller Ave., 531-8666
 

Myrtle H. Stephens
JACKSBORO -- Myrtle Harman Stephens, 92, a retired bookkeeper, died Friday in Jacksboro.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Coker Funeral Home. Burial: Perrin Memorial Gardens.

Myrtle Stephens was born Nov. 28, 1903, in Joplin.

Coker Funeral Home
Jacksboro, (817) 567-3778
 

Thyra R.B. Thompson
FORT WORTH -- Thyra Ruth Burnett Thompson, 67, a homemaker, died Friday at a care center.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. today 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.

Thyra Ruth Burnett Thompson was born June 5, 1929, in Ryan. She was preceded in death by her father, Clabe Burnett Jr., and her husband, Alan Fyans Thompson.

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
702 Eighth Ave., 336-0345
 

Alice B. Thompson
FORT WORTH -- Alice Beatrice Thompson, 70, a retired private housekeeper, died Friday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. p.m. Monday at Mitchell Blvd. Church of Christ. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 9 tonight at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors.

Alice Thompson, a 25-year Fort Worth resident, was born April 6, 1926, in Fairfield, attended school there and was a member of Mitchell Blvd. Church of Christ.

Survivors: Son, Jimmy Thompson of Fort Worth; daughters, Luveta Clay, Perrella Polk, Jearlene Osei, Ernestine Thompson, Ora Jean Faulkwell and Jacqueline Jackson, all of Fort Worth; sisters, Pearline Allen of Fort Worth, Anna Newell of Waxahachie and Cinderella Hall and Francis Pickens, both of Dallas; 16 grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren.

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

Jesse R. Walling
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Jesse R. Walling, 19, a Marine Corps lance corporal, died Oct. 3 in Aviano, Italy.

Funeral: was 2 p.m. Saturday at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Dallas. Burial: was in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas.

Lance Corporal Jesse R. Walling was born Feb. 16, 1977, in Dallas, and was killed while serving guard duty in Italy for the Marine Corps. He was a 1995 graduate of South Grand Prairie High School.

Survivors: Parents, Roy M. Walling of Grand Prairie, and Laura Walling of Arlington; half-brothers, Rue and Jeremy; grandparents, Joy Pringle of Grand Prairie and Gracie and Howard Thurston of Arlington, Tommy Toy and Jo Ann Walling of Hooston, La.

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

Hollis T. West
ARLINGTON -- Hollis T. West, 81, a retired truck driver for A&P Tea Co., died Friday in Arlington.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at Arlington Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. West was born Feb. 12, 1915, in Antlers, Okla. He moved from Oklahoma and had lived in Arlington since 1945. He married Aug. 1, 1937. He was a members of the Teamsters Union.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Anita Sue Wills, in 1972.

Survivors: Wife, Beatrice West of Arlington; daughter, Lee Ann Mills of Arlington; brother, Ed West of Ardmore, Okla.; sisters, Ruby Paschell of Overbrook, Okla., and Katherine Ann Carpenter of California; six grandchildren, Daniel, Wesley, Curtis and Rodney Mills, Jana Hathorn and Gary Wills; and nine great-grandchildren.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Fred J. Wilson
CLEBURNE -- Fred J. Wilson, 76, retired from Anderson Glass Company, died Saturday at a Fort Worth medical center.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday in Kimball Cemetery in Bosque County. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home.

Mr. Wilson was born April 11, 1920, in Cleburne.

Survivors: Cousins, Jack D. Whitlock of Temple, Elanor Earle Chafin of Houston, Betty Jean Rowland of Burleson, Madeline Gilliman of Dallas.

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

Ida B. Yarbrough
FORT WORTH -- Ida Balch Yarbrough, 96, a retired educator, died Friday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Thompson's Harveson and Cole. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday at Riverside Cemetery, Byers.

Ida Yarbrough was born March 17, 1900, in Boyd. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls. She had been a Fort Worth resident since 1973. She was formerly a resident of Wichita Falls more than 50 years. She taught in the public school system of Byers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Al F. Yarbrough.

Survivors: Daughter, Dorothy Yarbrough Cleveland of Fort Worth; sister, Ann Riggs of Olney; grandchildren, Judy Cleveland Roberts of Beaumont; great-grandchildren, Cody and Diana; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Carolin O. L. White
DUBLIN -- Carolin Oleta Ligon White died Oct. 2 in Dublin.

Funeral: Was Oct. 4 in Dublin.

Memorials: Charity of choice.

Carolin Oleta Ligon White was born in 1899 and was preceded in death by her parents, Visa Belle Threlkeld Ligon and Dr. Robert Eugene Ligon; her husband, Raleigh L. White; and her younger sister, Martha Walker Ligon Smith, wife of Jule B. Smith of Fort Worth.

Survivors: Her only niece, Chiquita Smith Costen and her husband, Constantin; great-nephews, George, Thomas and Nicholas Foster; great-niece, Marian Foster Frymire; great-great- niece, Caroline Elise Frymire; cousins, John Robert Corley III of Corsicana, David Dickson Corley of Santa Fe, N.M.; and their families. Her son, Ligon White and his family live in Dublin.
 

M. David Stenzler
FORT WORTH -- M. David Stenzler, 70, a clothing retailer for Petites, Ltd., died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: Pending in Greenwood Memorial Park in Beth - El Section.

Mr. Stenzler was a native of Louisville, Ky. He was a member of Beth - El Congregation.

Survivors: Wife, Avette Landau Stenzler of Fort Worth; son, Van Stenzler and his wife, Marilyn of Fort Worth; daughter, Karen Stenzler Delavan and her husband, Tom of San Antonio; grandchildren, Sara and Zachary Stenzler and Adam and Gary Delavan; sister, Barbara Stenzler Goldstein of San Miguel, Mexico; and sveral nieces and nephews.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233

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