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Published Oct. 15, 1996

Marie Barnard 

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wiley Funeral Home in Glen Rose. Burial: Georges Creek Cemetery in Somervell County.

Marie Barnard was born May 3, 1913, in Somervell County. She was raised and grew up in Glen Rose, Somervell County, and had lived in the Acton area for 40 years. She married Marlie E. Barnard, June 26, 1933. He preceded her in death. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, James and Sammie Barnard of Nemo; sister, Hazel Lalone of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Ken Barnard of Nemo and Carrie Barnard of Waco; and great- grandchildren, D.J. Boyd, Lauren Barnard and Sam Barnard, all of Nemo.

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

Virginia Barnes
HALTOM CITY -- Virginia "Ginny" Barnes, 51, a secretary, died Sunday at a Bedford hospital.

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

Virginia "Ginny" Barnes was born July 29, 1945, in Fort Worth. She was an office manager for J. R. Kimball, Inc., and was a member of Haltom Road Baptist Church. She was a Pony softball director for 13 years.

Survivors: Husband, Troy Barnes of Haltom City; son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Charlotte Barnes of Haltom City; daughters, Tracie Barnes and fiance, Billy Thomas and Tammy Barnes, all of Haltom City; brother and sister-in- law, Robert and Valree Aston of Fort Worth; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Ralph Singletary of Humble; grandchildren, Cydney Barnes and McKennan Barnes; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Novella Ann Bolton
FORT WORTH -- Novella Ann Bolton, 60, a homemaker, died Monday at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Wednesday in Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. at Baumgardner Funeral Home.

Novella Ann Bolton was born June 20, 1936, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Husband, Herman Gene Bolton of Fort Worth; son, Ronald Gene Bolton of Michigantown, Ind.; daughter, Terri Lea Bishop of Fort Worth; father, M.T. Jones of Euless; brothers, Dwaine Jones of Colleyville and Jim Bob Jones of Euless; and five grandchildren.

Baumgardner Funeral Home
3704 Highway 377 S., 731-8400

Winford Jay Boney
WEATHERFORD -- Winford Jay Boney, 78, a retired Golden Jersey Creamery sales manager, died Sunday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Lakeshore Baptist Church. Burial: Bullock Cemetery in Ranger.

Winford Jay Boney was born April 28, 1918, in Strawn.

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

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. today at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. 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's Hospital or Forest Hill Presbyterian Church.

Louis Lee Carmichael Sr. was born Feb. 22, 1925, in Fort Worth. He was an Army sergeant during World War II. He was an elder and treasurer of Forest Hill Presbyterian Church, a member of Masonic Lodge 925, Scottish Rite and Moslah Shrine Temple, and was a past Caliph of the Bedouin Unit. Mr. Carmichael 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

Rito Castillo
FORT WORTH -- Rito Castillo, 18, a laborer, died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: Pending. Burial: Panteon Municipal Del Rancho De Santiago. Visitation: 4 to 9 tonight at Alonzo Funeral Home.

Rito Castillo was born in Estacion Terrero, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Survivors: Parents, Jesus and Ofelia Castillo; brothers, Jose, Agustin and Rafael Castillo; sisters, Amalia, Oralia and Aurelia Castillo; and maternal grandparents, Ignacio and Elvira Valencia.

Alonzo Funeral Home
2301 Ephriham Ave., 740-9091

Modena L. Childs
STEPHENVILLE -- Modena Livingston Childs, 79, a nurse, died Sunday at a hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Lacy Funeral Home. Officiating: the Rev. Buddy Wells. Burial: West End Cemetery.

Modena Livingston Childs was born March 25, 1917, in Thurber. She was a member of First Baptist Church and was a longtime resident of Stephenville.

Mrs. Childs was preceded in death by three husbands, Pete Purvis, Elmo Boggus and W.C. Childs.

Survivors: Daughter, Sue Purvis Hartline of Texarkana, Texas; sisters, Veda Barton of Fort Worth and Joyce Bowles of Mansassas, Va.; three grandsons; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Lacy Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 968-2102

Lois Clark
FORT WORTH -- Lois Clark, 85, co- owner of a hardware store with her late husband, Lonnie, died Monday at a local care center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Travis Avenue Baptist Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials: Travis Avenue Baptist Church Pre-School Department.

Lois Clark was born Sept. 22, 1911, in Marshall County, Ala. She was a member of The Womans Club of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Bridge Club and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of Travis Avenue Baptist Church for more than 60 years. She was a secretary for Mr. Dillard with Leonards Department Store. She was loved by everyone she knew. Our lives were touched by her. We are glad for her that she is now in heaven with her beloved husband, Lonnie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Clark, and four sisters.

Survivors: Son, Ronald Edward Jordan of Dallas; granddaughters, Ronda Jordan Russell of Fort Worth, Connie Jordan Bradford of Richmond, Va., and Erica Jordan of Dallas; grandson, Ronnie Jordan of Dallas; and six great- grandchildren.

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

Manuel G. Contreras Sr.
FORT WORTH -- Manuel G. Contreras Sr., 68, a retired Lone Star Gas mechanic, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Rosary: 7 tonight at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Manuel G. Contreras Sr. was born Oct. 17, 1927, in Deming, N.M. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II and retired from Lone Star Gas after 35 years' service.

Survivors: Sons, Manuel G. Contreras Jr. and Miguel Contreras, both of Fort Worth; daughters, Connie C. Castillo and Felipa C. Ontiveros, both of Fort Worth; brother, Bernard Contreras of Deming; sisters, Guadalupe Contreras and Rosemary Contreras, both of Deming, and Aurora Hernandez, of Stanford, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; and 22 great- grandchildren.

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

Charles W. Eaton
FORT WORTH -- Charles Warner Eaton, 69, a retired truck driver, died Oct. 6 at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 11:30 a.m. today in Skyvue Memorial Gardens.

Charles Warner Eaton was born Dec. 12, 1926, in Seminary, Miss.

Survivors: Son, Charles Eaton Jr.; daughters, Nadine Glassman and Carolyn Sue Zimmerman; sisters, Jewell Thibodeaux and Ruby Eaton; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three half brothers; and four half sisters.

Baumgardner Funeral Home
3704 Highway 377 S., 731-8400

Quinton A. Echols
HOUSTON -- Quinton Andrew Echols, 26, died Oct. 10 in Houston.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday at McMillan United Methodist Church in Fort Worth. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel.

Quinton Andrew Echols was born March 28, 1970, to the parentage of the late Jimmy Andrew and Edna Florence Echols in Fort Worth. He accepted Christ at an early age through McMillan United Methodist Church in Fort Worth, where he served as a member of the Sunday school, president of the MYF (Methodist Youth Fellowship) and the youth choir.

He attended Morningside and J.T. Stevens elementary schools and was a 1988 graduate of Dunbar High School. While attending Dunbar, he was a member of the student council and a saxophonist in the stage, concert and marching bands, and was voted Most Spirited by his classmates. Quinton attended Prairie View A&M University and was a business marketing major. He held memberships with the Prairie View Marching Band, from which he received a scholarship; the Business Club; and the Fort Worth Club. He was also president of the Prairie View chapter of Alpha Phi Omega fraternity.

He was formerly a supervisor at Target and was presently a Venture Department Store supervisor in Houston. Quinton enjoyed the role of being a leader. He was very bossy, but was loved and respected by his peers.

On Thursday morning, Oct. 10, 1996, God's divine plan unfolded at 1:45 a.m. The book of life for Quinton was closed as God called him home.

Survivors: Celebrating his homegoing are his mother, Edna Florence of Fort Worth; maternal grandmother, Imogean Williams of Fort Worth; paternal grandfather, Roy V. Echols Sr. of Chicago, Ill.; paternal grandmother, Ruthie Aree Echols of Fort Worth; special friend, Chandra Wright; godmothers, Bettye Jo Love, Lester Mae Webb and Alice Carpenter, all of Fort Worth; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

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

Estell Evans
SANGER -- Estelle Evans, 74, a homemaker, died Friday at a Denton medical center.

Graveside service: Was Monday in Sanger Cemetery.

Coker Funeral Home
Sanger, (817) 458-3311

J.E. Gardner Jr.
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- J.E. "Dutch" Gardner Jr., 71, a retired Gulf Oil employee, died Monday at a Bedford hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Richland Hills Christian Church in Richland Hills. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

J.E. "Dutch" Gardner Jr. was born May 23, 1925, in Devine. He was a longstanding member of Richland Hills Christian Church. Mr. Gardner retired from Gulf Oil in 1983 after 37 1/2 years' service and was an active member of AARP.

Survivors: Wife, Dollie L. Gardner of North Richland Hills; son, John "Eddie" Gardner III and his wife, Robin, of Fort Worth; daughters, Fay and her husband, Richard Gregg, of Milwaukee, Wis., and Ruth and her husband, Ralph Burkey, of Fort Worth; brother, Milton E. Gardner of San Antonio; sister, Florine Gardner of Devine; four grandsons; and one granddaughter.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

William E. Green
FORT WORTH -- William Earl Green, 72, a butcher, died Friday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday at Christian Learning Center, 3020 Prairie Ave., 76106. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Morris-Bates Mortuary.

William Green was born April 27, 1924, in Kerens, Texas. Mr. Green was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a Baptist by faith and has lived in Fort Worth, Texas, over 50 years.

Mr. Green was a butcher for the Rosenthal Company for 21 years before he retired.

Survivors: Wife, Julia Mae Green of Fort Worth; sons, Larry, Marion, George, Harroll and Anthony Green, all of Fort Worth; daughters, Alice Rogers and Michelle Rogers, both of Fort Worth; brother, Robert Green of Dallas; sister, Georgia Ray Hornbuckle of Kerens; 15 grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Morris-Bates Mortuary
1700 Evans Ave., 926-6263

Dennis D. Gregory
COLLEYVILLE -- Dennis D. Gregory, 42, a bricklayer, died Saturday at home.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 12 noon to 8:30 p.m. today.

Dennis D. Gregory was born Aug. 7, 1954, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Daughters, Debra D. Gregory and Deanna E. Gregory, both of Slidell; mother, Cathrine Gregory of Colleyville; brothers, Michael L. Gregory of Arlington and Randy S. Gregory of Colleyville; and stepsons, Taylor and Khristopher.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271

Almer D. Griffith
BRECKENRIDGE -- Almer D. Griffith, 59, a retired oil field roustabout and pumper, died Sunday at a Breckenridge nursing home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Morehart Mortuary. Burial: Moon Cemetery.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Almer D. Griffith was born June 6, 1937, in Ainsworth, Neb.

Morehart Mortuary
Breckenridge, (817) 559-5421

Aileen M. Guzman
FORT WORTH -- Aileen Morgan Guzman, 66, a retired teacher, died Saturday in Fort Worth after a long illness.

Memorial service: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Meadowbrook United Methodist Church.

Aileen Guzman was born March 25, 1930, in Fort Worth and was a graduate of Poly High School, North Texas Agricultural College, Texas Tech and TCU.

Memorials: Education Fund, Six Flags Chapter, ABWA, c/o Wanda Schafer, 5908 Monterrey, Fort Worth, Texas 76112, or to Meadowbrook United Methodist Church Altar Guild, 3900 Meadowbrook, Fort Worth, Texas 76103.

Survivors: Husband, Ernesto Guzman; son, Michael Guzman; daughters, Gina Patten and Stephanie Guzman; brother, Bob Morgan; sister, Mary Nelson; grandsons, John and Travis Patten; aunt, Gladys Dunham; dear friends, Bobby Pickard and Zoe Freeman; and many, many special friends and family members.

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

John L. Harris
FORT WORTH -- John Lee Harris, 90, a maintenance worker who retired from Trinity Lutheran Church in 1976, died Saturday at home.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mayfield Baptist Church. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 8 to 9 tonight at Williams Funeral Chapel.

John Harris was born Aug. 22, 1906, in Burton. He was a Fort Worth resident 49 years. He was a member of Mayfield Baptist Church, was a deacon and was junior class instructor for the Sunday school for five years. He was preceded in death by a son, Eddie V. Harris.

Survivors: Wife of 60 years, Alberta Harris; sons, C.L. Solomon and John L. Harris Jr.; sisters, Lula M. Harris and Odessa Christal; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great- great-grandchildren.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781

Darlene P. Josey
MANSFIELD -- Darlene Porter Josey, 48, an antique dealer, died Saturday in Mansfield.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Arlington Funeral Home in Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.

Darlene Josey was born Oct. 12, 1948, in Oakland, Calif. She grew up in Arlington, Texas, and graduated from Sam Houston High School. She was a flight attendant for Braniff International. She was an antique dealer for the past few years and had lived in Mansfield since 1982.

Survivors: Sons, Robert Morris of Pittsburg, Texas, and Rod Morris of Dallas; parents, Ruthie and Travis Porter of Sun City, Ariz.; sisters, Tricia Robinson of Glendale, Ariz., and Deanna Wieland of Cary, Ill.; grandchildren, Zachery and Justin Morris; and three nephews.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791

Mike Knowles
ARLINGTON -- Mike Knowles, 53, died Saturday in Arlington.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. today at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Memorials: Building Fund, First Baptist Church, Godley, Texas 76044.

Mike Knowles was born April 20, 1943, in Fort Worth and had lived in Arlington for 20 years. He graduated from Birdville High School and received an associate's degree from TCJC. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Retta Baptist Church. Mr. Knowles was a home builder and worked for Bell Helicopter and General Dynamics. He was an electrician.

Survivors: Sons, Robert Knowles and his wife, Angela, and Jeffery Knowles, all of Fort Worth; parents, Robert and Dorothy Knowles of Godley; granddaughter, Amanda Knowles of Fort Worth; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

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

Charlie Leadon
FORT WORTH -- Charlie Leadon, 84, a retired landscaper, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at East Holly Spring Baptist Church in Mount Enterprise. Burial: Campground Cemetery. Wake: 7 to 8 tonight at Williams Funeral Chapel.

Charlie Leadon was born Nov. 19, 1911, in Mount Enterprise.

Survivors: Wife, Glodean Leadon; daughters, Dorothy Briggs of Houston, Delores Atkins of San Antonio, Pamela Lindley of Tyler, Charlene Louis of Grand Prairie and Tracy Leadon of Austin; brother, Wardell Leadon of Mount Enterprise; sisters, Clara Davis and Earline Johnson, both of Houston, and Velma Johnson of Mount Enterprise; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781

Laran Blayne Masters
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Laran Blayne Masters, 25, died Saturday.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Norman, Okla. Burial: IOOF Cemetery in Norman.

Memorials: Laran Blayne Masters Memorial Fund, Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts men's basketball program, in care of the Development Office, Box 11000, Okla. 73136- 1100.

Blayne was born Oct. 15, 1970, in North Little Rock, Ark., to the Rev. Larry Masters and Barbara Beller Masters. He married Erin Lyn McRay Masters on Aug. 3, 1996, in Oklahoma City. He attended Western Hills High School in Fort Worth and graduated in 1989.

Brown-Binyon Funeral Home
Chickasha, Okla., (405) 224-4141

Marguerite C. McMillan
STEPHENVILLE -- Marguerite Carlton McMillan, 95, a retired schoolteacher, died Sunday at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Wednesday in West End Cemetery.

Marguerite McMillan was born May 7, 1901, in Carlton, Texas. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She was a 1921 graduate of Tarleton State University and was a graduate of Baylor University. She was a lifelong member of NTS and Twentieth Century clubs. She was co-founder of the Stephenville Study Club.

She was the widow of C.O. McMillan.

Memorials: Tarleton State University Scholarship Fund.

Survivors: Nephew, Harold Bernhard of Austin; one great-niece; and four great-nephews.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161

David P. McWilliams
ARLINGTON -- David P. McWilliams, 49, self-employed, died Saturday in Arlington.

Funeral: 3 p.m. today at Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park, Kennedale. Visitation: 8 a.m. until service time today at the church.

Memorials: Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ, 6102 W. Pleasant Ridge Road, Arlington 76016.

David P. McWilliams was born Sept. 23, 1947, in Detroit, Mich. He was an elder at Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ. He was co-owner of Benemax and Team Texas. He was an Arlington resident 16 1/2 years.

Survivors: Wife, Judy McWilliams of Arlington; son and daughter-in-law, Paul McWilliams and Sheri of Mansfield; daughter and son-in-law, Rilla Masters and Brad of Arlington; mother, Colleen Mings of Houston; brothers, Russell Ross and John King, both of Houston; sisters, Marie Erwin of Linden, Tenn., and Sue Veach and Jamie Mentzer, both of Houston; and grandchildren, Siara McWilliams of Mansfield and Laren Masters of Arlington.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791

Molly L. Mobley
BURLESON -- Molly Leola Mobley, 91, a homemaker, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight. Officiants: The Rev. James Cobb and Chaplain Tom Hollingsworth.

Memorials: First Christian Church Memorial Fund, 612 Throckmorton, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102.

Molly Leola Mobley was born March 17, 1905, in Benbrook. She was the widow of Marlin Mobley, who preceded her in death in 1976. They were the owners of Mobley Ridglea Drug. She loved gardening, canning and cooking. She was a past member of Ladies Oriental Shrine and past president of Ladies Pharmaceutical Association of Texas. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth.

Survivors: Cousin, Charles E. Duke; special friends, Cleo and Joe Conger and Mary Mallicote; and loyal neighbors, David, Sandy, Luetta and Elaine.

She will be missed by her puppy, Stevie.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Parker E. Moreland
FORT WORTH -- Parker Elbert Moreland, 95, founder of Moreland Drugs in 1943, died Monday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Burial: Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Parker Moreland was born Oct. 24, 1900, in Waldo, Ark. He married Frances Hardy, October 16, 1928, and moved to Fort Worth at that time. He was general manager of Renfro Drugs from 1936 to 1943. He started Moreland Drugs in 1943. He opened his first drugstore in the first shopping center in Fort Worth in 1949 (Westcliff Shopping Center) and expanded to eight drugstores with a warehouse. He sold to Skillern's Drugs in 1971. In his second year (1935) of the Optimist Club, his lifelong devotion, he was a stalwart of the Christmas tree lot. He was a long term (1953) member of University United Methodist Church.

Memorials: Optimist Club or The Children's Home of Methodist Church in Waco, Texas.

Survivors: Wife of 68 years, Frances H. Moreland; sons, Dr. Parker E. Moreland Jr. of Danbury, Conn., Otis H. Moreland of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Frank L. Moreland of Fort Worth; six grandchildren; and 10 great- grandchildren, two of whom he played with last week.

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

Thomas Reed Oatman
FORT WORTH -- Thomas Reed Oatman, 38, a commercial real estate developer with Oatman-Bundy Commercial Real Estate, died Sunday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at University Christian Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Karl Biggs, Robert Broyles, Jeff Brown, Russell Martin, Clark Whitten and John Williams.

Memorials: University Christian Church or Texas Christian University.

Thomas Reed Oatman was born Nov. 4, 1957, in Dallas, and had heart surgery at 6 weeks that kept him from formal athletics and channeled his energy into water skiing, scuba diving, snow skiing and physical activities of all kinds. He was an athletic trainer in high school and at TCU. He graduated from Anderson High School in Austin and TCU, earning his BBA in 1980. He was a leader in TCU's Investment Fund and a member of Phi Delta Theta. He worked almost all the way through school as a leasing agent for various Fort Worth real estate properties and investment in Austin property. He was an independent commercial real estate developer, making many friends and close associates, and provided himself and his family a comfortable living.

Reed married Gayla Durham in 1983. His hobbies were his family and traveling with them. Nothing was more important to him than Gayla and their boys. Reed was never idle -- he wanted to see it all, do it all and go first class while he was doing it. His great-great-uncles, Addison and Randolph Clark, were founders of TCU. His grandmother, Mable Clark Reed, was a trustee at TCU.

Survivors: Wife, Gayla Durham Oatman; sons, Ryan Oatman and Trent Oatman; parents, Wayland W. and Carolyn Clark Oatman of Bastrop; brothers, Steve Oatman of Austin and David Oatman of Houston; sister, Mary Kay Thomas of Dallas; his wife's parents, Harvey Durham and his wife, Carol; his wife's sisters, Karen Camp and Lisa May; and nephews and nieces.

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

Glenn J. Parris
FORT WORTH -- Glenn J. Parris, 68, a farmer, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Fredrick Cemetery in Fredrick, Okla.

Glenn J. Parris was born Dec. 10, 1927, in Fredrick, Okla., and spent most of his life there farming and working as a truck driver. He came to Fort Worth in 1984 and was a sales representative with Furniture Land in Arlington.

Survivors: Sons, Harvey Parris of Enid, Okla., and Mike Parris of Maysville, Okla.; daughters, Tracy Jones and Cherry Parris, both of Maysville, Okla.; sisters, Evelyn Fuqua and Ruth Stevens of Fort Worth, Jo Fulmer of North Richland Hills, Juanita Loftin of Fort Worth, Barbara Washburn of Antlers, Okla., and Carla Beth Palmer of Kimberling City, Okla.; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Glenda W. Pearsons
LEWISVILLE -- Glenda Walker Pearsons, 57, a secretary for the Texas Department of Human Services, died Monday in Lewisville.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Handley United Methodist Church. Burial: Everman Cemetery.

Glenda Pearsons was born May 24, 1939, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Memorials: American Heart Association.

Survivors: Daughters, Donna Clarke of Arlington and Debbie Pearsons of Lewisville; brothers, Rufus Roy Walker of Hurst and Wade Walker of Fort Worth; sister, Marilyn Martin of Bedford; granddaughters, Kristin, Charlene and Kimberlee; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Effie K. Perry
DECATUR -- Effie Katrinka Perry, 85, a receiving clerk who had been with W.T. Grant for over 30 years, died Sunday at a Decatur hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Bell Baptist Church in Decatur. Burial: Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.

Effie Perry was born Dec. 26, 1910, in Ringgold, La. She was a member of the Bell Baptist Church in Decatur.

Survivors: Sisters, Zettie Burns of Decatur, Ilarea Hazelip of Dallas and Norma Lunday of Sunnyville; 13 nephews; seven nieces; 22 great-nephews; 15 great-nieces; and several great- great-nephews and nieces.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959

Minnie L.C. Thompson
KRUM -- Minnie Lynch Cheatham Thompson, 89, a homemaker, died Saturday at a Denton nursing center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Coker Funeral Home. Burial: Bolivar Cemetery in Bolivar.

Coker Funeral Home
Sanger, (817) 458-3311

Robert J. Weatherbee
GRAHAM -- Robert J. "Pete" Weatherbee, 70, a retired oil operator, died Monday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Center Assembly of God in Graham. Burial: Newcastle Cemetery in Newcastle.

Memorials: Graham General Hospital Auxiliary, P.O. Box 1390, Graham, Texas.

Robert J. "Pete" Weatherbee was born June 11, 1926, in Fort Belknap. He married Lurlena Weiss on Oct. 1, 1946, in Weatherford. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, destroyer escort, serving in World War II.

Survivors: Wife, Lurlena Weatherbee of Graham; daughters, Linda Davis and husband, Boomer, Pat Cusenbary and husband, Buster, and Sandy Riley and husband, Robert, all of Graham; brother, M.K. Weatherbee of Graham; seven grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

Morrison Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-2121

Milton White
BOWIE -- Milton White, 59, retired owner of Whites Auto Sales in Bowie, died Sunday in Wichita Falls.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home. Burial: Newport Cemetery in Newport.

Memorials: Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Rd., Wichita Falls, Texas 76301.

Milton White was born June 19, 1937, in Buffalo Springs.

Bowie, (817) 872-1144

David E. Young
FORT WORTH -- David Emery Young, 27, a landscaper, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Arlington Heights United Methodist Church. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at Greenwood Funeral Home.

David Emery Young was born Sept. 5, 1969, in Fort Worth. He graduated from TCU with a bachelor's degree in speech communication. Mr. Young was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and was a former member of the Steeplechase Club.

Survivors: Father, Emery O. Young Jr.; mother, Barbara Lee Young; sister, Michelle Lee Young of Dallas; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Emery O. Young Sr. of Post; and aunt, Lula Jo Stewart of Post.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Billy Joe Zimmerman
DUBLIN -- Billy Joe Zimmerman, 66, a retired United Telephone Co. central office supervisor, died Monday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Dublin. Burial: Lower Greens Creek Cemetery near Dublin.

Memorials: First Baptist Church "House and Grounds Memorials" in Dublin or Community Care Service Hospice, 403 E. Blackjack St., Dublin, Texas.

Billy Joe Zimmerman was born Sept. 17, 1930, in Erath County.

Harrell Funeral Home
Dublin, Texas, (817) 445-3311

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