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ANNE MILDRED SCHREINER
1913-2001
Funeral services for Anne Mildred Schreiner of Burleson will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 9 at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Burleson. Burial will be at Shannon-Rose Hill Cemetery in Fort Worth. Visitation is from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Schreiner went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 6, 2001.
She was born August 25, 1913, in Erath County and was a resident of Burleson for 20 years. She is loved and will be missed by her family and friends.
Mrs. Schreiner was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Schreiner; parents, C.F. and Ethel Burton; son, Charles Schreiner; and daughter, Gloria Hamm.
She is survived by sons, Alfred Schreiner,Jr. and wife, Elizabeth, of Burleson, Milton Schreiner and wife, Gail, of Burleson, Willard Schreiner and wife, Barbara, of Burleson, Mark Schreiner and wife, Sharlene, of Burleson; daughter, Iris Odom and husband, Richard, of Lake Whitney; son-in-law, Johnnie Hamm of Burleson; sisters, Lanora Jones of Sarasota, Florida and Elora Kirk of Waco; 22 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements. 

DAVID M. HOPE
1935-2001
Funeral services for David M. Hope, 65, of Keene will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8 at Seventh-day Adventist Church in Keene. Pastor Bill Kilgore will officiate. Burial will be at Keene Memorial Park. 
Pallbearers are Tom Bunch, Marvin Anderson, Larry Garrett, Greg Sullivan, Dale Hainey, Bruce Hinton, Tim Tidwell and Merit Hines.
Visitation was from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., Saturday at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Cleburne.
Mr. Hope died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at a Dallas hospital. He was a college administrator for Southwestern Adventist University in Keene.
He was born in Luling, Texas on November 17, 1935. He served in the U. S. Army.
Mr. Hope is survived by his wife, Marjorie Hope of Keene; daughters, Dana Hope-Johnson and husband, Douglas, of McKinney, Julie Pollman and husband, Matthew, of Atlanta, Georgia, Darla Sims and husband, Greg, of Arlington, Hayley Dyche and husband, Benjamin, of Cleburne; brothers, John Hope of Keene and Sam Hope of Chicago; grandchildren, Shaun Sims, Banleigh Johnson and Gehrig Johnson.

RONALD L. DAVIS
1934-2001
A Celebration of Life for Ronald L. Davis, 66, of Arlington was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 7 at Bethel Temple in Fort Worth. Burial was at Moore Memorial Gardens.
Reverend Davis went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at an Arlington hospital. He was a retired Assembly of God minister.
He was born June 13, 1934, in East Liverpool, Ohio. He was a graduate of Kent State University and served as a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force during the Korean War. At the end of his enlistment, he met and married Kathleen Ann Nelson.
After a successful career in plastics, including becoming the youngest plant manager for Standard Oil Company, he answered God's call on his life and entered the ministry. He served as Pastor of A Place of Worship in Fort Worth and Trinity Church in Burleson, and as Associate Pastor of Bethel Temple in Fort Worth.
In 1993, Reverend Davis received a heart transplant at Baylor University Medical Center. He thanked God for the opportunity to have eight more years on earth to enjoy his family and seven beautiful grandchildren. He devoted the last five years of his life to support efforts to increase the awareness of organ donation.
Reverend Davis is survived by his wife of 44 years, Kathleen Davis; sons, Richard Davis and Raymond Davis and wife, Angela, all of Arlington; daughters, Ronda Campbell and husband, Glen, of Fort Worth and Renee Rogers and husband, Richard, of Danville, California; brother, Francis Smouse; sister, Ora Banks; grandchildren, Ian, Katie and Mary Campbell, Rebekah, Rachel and Reagan Rogers and Ryan Davis; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to New Hearts and Lungs, c/o Ralph Benett, 17049 Windward, Addison, Texas 75001.
Moore Funeral Home of Arlington handled the arrangements.

JOE YOREK
1924-2001
Funeral services for Joe Yorek, 76, of Fort Worth were held Tuesday, April 3 at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Mr. Yorek died Friday, March 30, 2001, at a local hospital. He was a Fort Worth Firefighter, retired after 31 years of devoted service. 
He was born May 23, 1924. He was a World War II Navy veteran.
Mr. Yorek was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Nikki Cook; a sister, Catherine Anderson; and both parents.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Yorek; sons, Larry Yorek and wife, Debora, Danny Yorek and wife, Debbie, Robert Yorek and wife, Sharon, and Mike Yorek; daughters, Joy Cook and husband, Mike, Carrie Zimmerman and husband, David; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth Seger and Mary Winburn; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

We knew little that morning
The Day God Called You Home
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But, you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you.
The day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide.
And though we cannot see you,
You are always by our side.
Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Holy Name Catholic Church building fund, 2637 Avenue L, Fort Worth, Tx. 76105.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

GLENN GREGORY NEILL
1922-2001
Funeral services for Glenn Gregory Neill, 78, of Burleson were held Thursday, April 5 at First Baptist Church in Burleson. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park.
Mr. Neill died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, in Fort Worth from Parkinson's complications. He was an oil man.
He was born May 7, 1922, in Abilene, Texas. He graduated from Abilene High School in 1940 and Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene. He did some undergraduate work at Louisiana Tech in Ruston, Louisiana where he served in the Marine Corps V-12 program.
Mr. Neill was the owner and president of Aztech Oil Well Services of Lamesa and Ackerly, Texas, Vice President of Penrose Production Company of Fort Worth and part owner and Vice President of TST Parafin Services of Lamesa, Texas. He was a member of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen.
Mr. Neill was a former member of University Baptist Church in Fort Worth where he was ordained as a deacon and was a Sunday School Teacher. After moving to Burleson in 1972, he joined the First Baptist Church of Burleson and became a deacon there also.
He was a former trustee of the Burleson Independent School District and was also a trustee of the Sands Independent School District in Ackerly, Texas. He was formerly on the board of directors of the Child Study Center of Fort Worth and on the board of directors of the Hospice program at Huguley Memorial Hospital in Fort Worth. He was a former member of Rotary International, Colonial Country Club and the Petroleum Club of Fort Worth. He served in the Marine Corps in World War II.
Mr. Neill is survived by his wife, Mary, of Burleson; sons, Dr. Max G. Neill and wife, Cherry, of Fort Worth, Dr. Richard B. Neill and wife, Christi, of Fort Worth, and Judge John E. Neill and wife, Kathy, of Burleson; brother, Edwin Neill of San Jose, California; sister, Frances Fiatarone and husband, Frank, of Ventura, California; brothers-in-law, Richard Yates and wife, Virginia, of Scottsdale, Arizona, Ray Austin of Austin, Texas; nine grandchildren, Chris, Jeremy and Micah Neill of Fort Worth, Lauri Ann, Natalie and Greg Neill of Fort Worth, and Matt, Cooper and Brady Neill of Burleson.
Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue, Bob Hope Road, Miami, Florida 33136-1494 or First Baptist Church of Burleson Building Fund, 317 W. Ellison Street, Burleson, Texas 76028.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

BETTY JEAN (GOURLEY) CREACY
1931-2001
Funeral services for Betty Jean (Gourley) Creacy, 70, of Evant were held Friday, April 6 at the Gatesville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Pearl Cemetery.
Mrs. Creacy died on Tuesday, April 3, 2001, in a Temple hospital.
She was born January 2, 1931, to the late Louis and Rowene Dildene Gourley. She grew up and attended school in Dripping Springs where she graduated in 1948 as Valedictorian of her class. She married Durwood Creacy on August 4, 1948. After their marriage, they resided in Belton and Salado, then moving to Evant where they have resided for the last 47 years.
Mrs. Creacy was a member of the Church of Christ, the Pearl Quilting Club and the Order of the Eastern Star. She cherished and enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren, flower gardening, quilting, and was an avid book reader.
Mrs. Creacy is survived by her husband, Durwood Creacy of Evant; son, Larry Creacy of Burleson; daughter, Sherry Crain and husband, Doug, of Stephenville; brothers, Buster Gourley, Jr. and Buck Gourley; sisters, Helen Collins and Bobbie Kennedy; grandchildren, Andrea, Brent, Christie, Calandre and Maria; and one great-grandchild, Conner.
The family has requested that memorials be made to the Pearl Community Center or Pearl Cemetery Association.
Gatesville Funeral Home of Gatesville, Texas handled the arrangements.

BETTY JOYCE FREEMAN
1915-2001
Memorial services for Betty Joyce Freeman, 85, of Burleson were held Friday, April 6 at the Huguley Place Chapel.
Mrs. Freeman died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Huguley Place Retirement Center. She was a homemaker.
She was born April 19, 1915.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Burleson and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a devoted Wife, Mother and Grandmother and will be missed by all who knew her.
Mrs. Freeman is survived by her husband, Bert Sanders Freeman of Burleson; daughter, Carolyn Skipping and her husband, Bill, of Addison; granddaughters, Lezlie Tipton and Dawn Parten of Dallas and Wendy Anderson of Grand Prairie; and six great-grandchildren.
The family has requested that memorials be made to West Texas Rehabilitation in Abilene. 

MARY "GOLDIE" MYATT
1905-2001
Funeral services for Mary "Goldie" Myatt, 95, of Burleson will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 5 at Burleson Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Burleson Memorial Park.
Mrs. Myatt died Monday, April 2, 2001, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker.
She was born December 24, 1905, in Alvarado, Texas.
Mrs. Myatt was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Myatt in 1986; and sons, David Myatt in 1986 and Ted Myatt in 1995.
She is survived by her brother, Tot Bales of Ft. Worth; sisters, Francis Hill, Fern Gurley and Mickey Nauert, all of Ft. Worth; daughter-in-law, Ana Myatt of Houston; grandchildren, Linda Myatt Barr of Fort Worth, Wade Myatt of College Station, Dale Myatt of Burleson, Missi Myatt of Dallas and Pam Myatt Coffey of Burleson; ten great -grandchildren; four great-great-granddaughters.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

RUTH PEACOCK
1901-2001
Funeral services for Ruth Peacock, 99, of Fort Worth will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 at Polytechnic United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.
Mrs. Peacock died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at a local nursing home. She was in retail sales at Motts until she retired at age 80.
Mrs. Peacock was born April 24, 1901, in Hubbard, Texas to William Wesley and Laura Lipsey Brown, one of nine children. On February 8, 1920, she married William Earl Peacock in Hubbard; they were married for 61 years until Earl's death.
After their marriage, Ruth and Earl moved to Waco where three of their children were born. They later moved to Wichita Falls where another son was born, and then to the Poly area of Fort Worth in 1927. Five more children were born in Fort Worth, for a total of nine children. All of the children attended schools in Poly and were very active in local athletics. Mrs. Peacock always attended the children's events and was given a plaque at a Poly High School reunion in 1986 for her sons' athletic contributions. Four of her sons served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and two sons served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean war.
The family were all members of the Polytechnic United Methodist Church for many years. Mrs. Peacock was a long time member of the Glad Hand Class, and later the Covenant Class; she was a longtime member of United Methodist Women. She was very active in the church teaching Sunday School, working with the youth and taking an active part in many church functions. She was twice honored as the church mother of the year. Mrs. Peacock raised her family in the church and never had a family get-together without holding a devotional. She enjoyed making recorded devotional tapes for her friends and her family.
When her father died, Ruth and Earl moved to Hubbard in 1951 and stayed for several years before moving back to Fort Worth.
Mrs. Peacock was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; daughter, Juanita Peacock Farris; son, Dexter Peacock; four brothers; four sisters; and one great-grandson, Todd Simms.
She is survived by her sons, Buddy and wife, Linnie, of Burleson, Weldon of Poolville, Kenny and wife, Frankie, of Fredericksburg, J.D. and wife, Edith, of Covington, Ed and wife, Cathy, of Burleson, Donald and wife, Carol, of Azle; daughter, Janis Peacock Arnold and husband, Nick, of Columbus; daughter-in-law, Joyce Peacock of Hubbard, Texas; 25 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Doyle Brown of Hubbard, Texas.
Memorials may be made to Polytechnic United Methodist Church, Vitas Hospice or a charity of choice.
Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GERTRUDE MARGUERITE HOERIG
1911-2001
Funeral services for Gertrude Marguerite Hoerig, 89, of Burleson will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 at Baumgardner Chapel in Crowley. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Hoerig died Monday, April 2, 2001, in Fort Worth. She was a retired Civil Servant for the U.S. Government.
She was born October 29, 1911, in Sweetwater to William Clyde and Laura Naomi Stockman Beezley.
Mrs. Hoerig was preceded in death by stepson, Ray Alvin Hoerig.
She is survived by husband, Oscar B. Hoerig, Jr. of Burleson; stepson, Lester Hoerig and his wife, Bertha; stepdaughter, Sharon Whitworth and husband, Ray, all of Burleson; six step-grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren.
Baumgardner Funeral Home of Crowley is in charge of arrangements.

RUBY MAYFIELD WILLMOTH
1929-2001
Funeral services for Ruby Mayfield Willmoth, 71, of Burleson were held at 2:00 pm, Monday April 2 at St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park.
Mrs. Willmoth died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker.
She was born April 7, 1929, in Hico, Texas. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Burleson.
Mrs. Willmoth is survived by her husband of 51 years, George Willmoth; two sons, Steven Willmoth and wife, Debbie, of Burleson, Scott Willmoth of Burleson; three grandchildren, Molly, Anna and Seth Willmoth, all of Burleson; one sister, Pat Arthur of Whitney; three brothers, Ronnie Mayfield and wife, Charlotte, of Stephenville, Troy Mayfield of Whitney, Cletus Mayfield of Glen Rose; and many nieces and nephews.
The family has requested that memorials may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. 

WESLEY HAROLD BURRIS
1948-2001
Funeral services for Wesley Harold Burris, 52, of Alvarado, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 28 in the Cleburne Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas.
Mr. Burris died Sunday, March 25, 2001, in Alvarado. He was employed by Superbrand Dairy.
He was born September 5, 1948, in Bowie to R.V. Burris and Katherine Pearl Woody Burris. He married Linda Sue Harmon on September 24, 1968, in Fort Worth. He served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Burris is survived by his wife, Linda Burris of Alvarado; son, Larry Burris of Alvarado; daughter, Shelia Burris of Burleson; brothers, Johnny Burris of Weatherford, Bobby Burris of Alvarado, Stanley Burris of Fort Worth; sisters, Betty Kubacki of Pennsylvania, Lois Jeffress of Burleson, Lola Crowder of Joshua, Judy Lackey of Weatherford, Mary Ann Kubacki of Fort Worth; and five grandchildren.
The Cleburne Funeral Home of Cleburne is in charge of arrangements.

VIRGINIA ROGERS
1913-2001
Funeral services for Virginia Rogers, 87, of Burleson, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 28 at Burleson Memorial Chapel in Burleson. Burial will be at Burleson Memorial Park.
Mrs. Rogers died Saturday, March 24, 2001, in Cleburne. She was a homemaker.
She was born May 25, 1913, in Meridian, Mississippi. 
Mrs. Rogers was preceded in death by husbands, S.W. Marlatt and R. F. Rogers; and daughter, Winfried.
She is survived by granddaughter, Patricia Jeane and husband, Dale, of Burleson; children, Margaret, Carol, Phyllis, Nelda and Kenneth; cousin, Kay; and very special friend, Ada Fae Senter.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

JAMES EDWARD BARNES
1932-2001
Graveside services for James Edward Barnes, 68, formerly of Burleson, were held Friday, March 23 at Prairie Haven in Hobbs, New Mexico. Reverend Leon Green, Hospice Chaplin, officiated. Military graveside rites were conducted by the Hobbs Veterans Honor Guard.
Mr. Barnes died Monday, March 19, 2001, at LEA Regional Medical Center in Hobbs. He was retired from the United States Air Force after 21 years of service.
He was born May 3, 1932, in Illinois. While in the Air Force he served in the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts. He enjoyed coin collecting, hunting and fishing.
Mr. Barnes was preceded in death by his father, Roy Barnes; and sister-in-law, Gloria Barnes.
He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Amy Barnes of Hobbs; daughters and sons-in-law, Vera and Tom Lydick of Hobbs and Carla and Bob Smith of Bayonet Point, Florida; mother, Elvira Barnes of Middlebury, Indiana; sister, Shirley Barnes of Elkhart, Indiana; brother, Robert Barnes of Middlebury, Indiana; the mother of his children, Anadina Madala of Hobbs; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and special friends, Marilyn Luna, Lena May Prine and Crate Inix.
Memorials contributions may be made to the Vista Care Family Hospice, 1515 Calle Sur, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240.
Chapel of Hope Funeral Home in Hobbs, New Mexico handled the arrangements. 

ROBERT CLINTON "BOB" DUNHAM
1922-2001
Funeral services for Robert Clinton "Bob" Dunham, 78, of Burleson were held Thursday, March 22 at Alsbury Baptist Church in Burleson. Burial was at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington.
Mr. Dunham died Monday, March 19, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospice house. He was a retired electrical engineer.
He was born November 6, 1922, in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York, the son of Percy and Emily Bohec Dunham. He had been a resident of Burleson for 41 years and was a member of Alsbury Baptist Church.
Mr. Dunham had been with Docutel in Grand Prairie, retiring in 1985. He was a pioneer in designing ATMs. He enjoyed tinkering with electronics and traveling.
Mr. Dunham is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Robert E. and Bonnie Dunham of Joshua; daughters and sons-in-law, Dianne and Chet Deaver of Arlington, Alicia and Robert May of Arlington, Yvonne and Tim Clinkscale of Arlington; sister, Phyllis Tinkham of Front Royal, Virginia; loving companion, Lynda Schardein of Burleson; eight grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to the Emery J. Lilge Hospice House, 301 MedPark Drive, Burleson, Texas 76028.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

LORENE ELIZABETH VANDEVENDER
1914-2001
Funeral services for Lorene Elizabeth Vandevender, 87 of Comanche were held Wednesday, March 21 in the Hall and Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Comanche. Interment was at the White Point Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jeff Swan, Zachary Swan, Jeremy Swan, Garner Roberts, Paul Thompson and Adam Stevens.
Mrs. Vandevender died Monday, March 19, 2001, in the DeLeon Hospital. She was a retired insurance executive.
She was born February 16, 1914, in Mullin, Mills County, Texas, the daughter of the late Will and Fannie Bean Plummer. She was a charter member of the St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Burleson and a member of the Eastern Star in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Vandevender was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Kay Vandevender in 1949.
She is survived by her husband, E.W. Vandevender of Comanche; two sons, Rodney Charles and wife, Nancy Swan of Comanche, and Billy Robert and wife, Olivia Swan of Burleson; three brothers, Marshall Plumber and wife, Beverly, of New Braunfels, William Howard Plummer of Comanche, and Bobby Frank Plummer and wife, Mildred, of Henderson; five grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 182, Burleson, Texas 76097 or to the White Point Cemetery Association.
Hall and Sons Funeral Home of Comanche handled the arrangements. 

DESLER JOSEPH ROME, SR.
1919-2001
Funeral services for Desler Joseph Rome, Sr., 81, of Burleson will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 22 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Vacherie, Louisiana. Burial will be at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Cemetery.
Mr. Rome died Sunday, March 18, 2001, in a local care center. He was a retired Carpenter.
He was born December 26, 1919, in Vacherie, Louisiana to Jacob Rome and Natalie Oubri Rome. He was a member of the Texas Carpenters Union Local #429. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy as a first class seaman in the Pacific.
Mr. Rome was preceded in death by one grandchild.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Mary Jean Rome; sons, Guy T. Rome, Desler J. Rome, Jr. of Salt Lake City, Utah, Stephen A. Rome of Joshua; daughters, Adeleine Rome and LeOra J. Rome of Salt Lake City, Utah; stepdaughter, Reta A. Brooks of Fort Worth; and stepson, Steven W. Peacock of Houston; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials donations may be made to the Emery J. Lilge Hospice House.

BEULAH MAE NOE
1912-2001
Funeral services for Beulah Mae Noe, 88, of Fort Worth were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 17 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Bethesda Cemetery.
Mrs. Noe died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at a Hurst care center. She was a retired nurse for Edna Gladney Home.
She was born May 24, 1912, in Burleson to Betty Alice Lancaster and Ercel Floyd. She was a resident of Fort Worth and a member of Ryanwood Baptist Church. She had been a seamstress and was a musician and an avid reader.
Mrs. Noe is survived by her son, Darrell Lynn Noe of Fort Worth; daughter Minnie Alice Noe of Fort Worth; brother, Sylvan Lloyd of Fort Worth; sister, Frances Lewis of Burleson.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

MINNIE FAYE COLEMAN
1927-2001
Funeral services for Minnie Faye Coleman, 73, of Burleson will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Fort Worth/Burleson. Burial will be at Burleson City Cemetery.
Mrs. Coleman died Monday, March 12, 2001, at her home. She was a homemaker. 
Mrs. Coleman is survived by her husband, Elmo Coleman; daughter, Judy Fennell and her husband, Jimmy, of Arlington; sons, Tommy Shepard of Burleson, Michael Elmo Coleman and his wife, Angela, of The Woodlands, and Bryan Patrick Coleman and his wife, Dori, of Dallas; sisters, Josie Buck of Leavenworth, Kansas, Ann Wright of Kilgore; brothers, James Ivy, John Ivy and Richard Ivy, all of Decatur; grandchildren, Emily Fennell, Hali Shepard, Alec and Zachary Coleman.
Memorials may be made to Vitas Hospice of North Texas, 2501 Parkview Drive, Suite 600, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. 

MARGARET BRIDGER TARVER
1929-2001
Funeral services for Margaret Bridger Tarver, 88, of Burleson were held Tuesday, March 13 at Laurel Land of Burleson Funeral Home. Graveside services were held later in the day at Smith Bend-Coon Creek Cemetery in Whitney, Texas.
Mrs. Tarver died Saturday, March 10, 2001, in Fort Worth. She was a homemaker. She was born July 29, 1912.
Mrs. Tarver is survived by grandchildren, Mickie Surginer of Burleson, Lorraine Phinney of Fort Worth; son-in-law, Eugene Surginer and wife, Rebecca, of Burleson; sister, Irene Pierce of Monticello, Arkansas; seven nieces and nephews.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

SAM DARRELL COWLEY
Funeral services for Sam Darrell Cowley, 64, of Jacksboro were held Saturday, March 10 at Coker Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksboro, Texas. Reverend B.J. Nunley officiated. Burial was at Covington Cemetery in Covington, Texas.
Mr. Cowley died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, in Jacksboro. He was retired from Bell Helicopter.
Mr. Cowley was born in Hill County, near Covington. He was a resident of Burleson for over 25 years. He was an avid fisherman and golfer and loved the outdoors. He was a musician, playing bass guitar with a local group, Four Wheels and a Spare.
Mr. Cowley married Sandy Haney in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 16, 1990. He was a member of the Jack County Rough Riders, Host at Fort Richardson State Historical Park in Jacksboro, Texas and ran the Jack County Jamboree at one time. 
Mr. Cowley is survived by his wife, Sandy Cowley of Jacksboro, Texas; daughter, Kim Cowley of Fort Worth; son, Craig Cowley of Burleson; brother, James Cowley of Blue Grove, Texas.
Coker Funeral Home of Jacksboro, Texas handled the arrangements.

MABLE ARONA BLACKSTOCK
Funeral services for Mable Arona Blackstock, 96, of Burleson will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 12 at Calvary Pentecostal Church. Burial will be at Burleson Memorial Park. Visitation is from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Blackstock died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at a Burleson care center. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Calvary Pentecostal Church and had been a resident of Burleson for 68 years.
Mrs. Blackstock is survived by son, Narvel Blackstock and his wife, Gloria, of Burleson; brother, LaRue Sanderson of Joshua; sisters, Elva Adams of Burleson and Nelda Wakeland of Cleburne; grandchildren, Patricia Law and husband, Daniel, of Burleson, Narvel W. Blackstock and wife, Reba, of Lebanon, Tennessee; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and special friend Virginia Powell of Burleson.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

JAMES D. SMITH
1924-2001
Funeral services for James D. Smith, 76, of Mt. Pleasant, Texas were held Wednesday, March 7 at the Bates-Cooper Funeral Chapel in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Reverend Steve Newton and Dr. Cecil McLeod officiated. Burial was at Concord Cemetery in Omaha, Texas.
Mr. Smith died Monday, March 5, 2001, at his home after a long illness. He was retired from Chickasha Cotton Oil Company as Vice-President in 1990.
He was born September 27, 1924, in Omaha, Texas, the son of Marvin and Ethel Smith. He graduated from Omaha High School in 1941. His formal education was received through Lasalle Business Institute and other correspondence schools and colleges.
Mr. Smith served with the U.S. Navy in World War II, receiving an honorable discharge in May, 1946, with the rating of SK2/C. He married Jean Harvey of Omaha on May 28, 1946. To this union one son, Timothy, was born.
Mr. Smith was Cubmaster 1964-65 and Scoutmaster of the Boy Scouts of America 1968-69 in Collinsville, Illinois. He was also on the Board of Directors for the Scouts 1974-75 in Joshua, Texas. He was a member of the Cottonseed Crushers Association Old Guard since 1986.
Mr. Smith was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. He had served as Elder and Deacon at his church in Collinsville, Illinois, and Elder of his church in Joshua. He was an avid fisherman, and loved bowling, country-western music and dancing.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by parents, James Marvin Smith and Ethel Clayton Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jean Smith of Mt. Pleasant; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Jan Smith of Burleson; two grandsons, Colte and Paden Smith of Burleson; one sister, Johnnie Mae Parker of Omaha, Texas; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Wilma and Johnny Fields of Hughes Springs; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Dell Harvey of Greenville; special friend and business associate, Dwayne Tucker and wife, Billie, of Kings County; many friends, nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cypress Basin Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 544, Mt. Pleasant, Texas 75456.
Bates-Cooper Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant, Texas handled the arrangements. 

HELEN STORY
1922-2001
Funeral services for Helen Story, 78, of Burleson will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 at First Baptist Church of Burleson. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne.
Mrs. Story died Monday, March 5, 2001, in Arlington, Texas. She was a homemaker.
She was born November 24, 1922, in Cleburne to William Albert and Zelphia McGowan. She married Loyd Montgomery Story on December 12, 1943, in Bryan, Texas. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Burleson. She enjoyed reading, cooking and loved to travel.
Mrs. Story was preceded in death by her husband in 1996.
She is survived by sons, Michael Story of Burleson, Brian Story and wife, Lorie, of Burleson; sister, Agnes Ann Jones of Cleburne; grandsons, Jason, Robert and David Story; granddaughters, Alyssa and Sarah Story; great-granddaughter, Taylor Story; and great-grandson, Alex Story.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements. 

FAIRY "BILL" SPINKS
1904-2001
Funeral services for Fairy "Bill" Spinks, 96, of Burleson will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 8 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial will follow at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Spinks died Monday, March 5, 2001, at her home. She was a homemaker. She was born December 2, 1904, in Snyder, Texas.
Mrs. Spinks was preceded in death by her husband, M.H. "Pappy" Spinks, Sr.; daughter, Patsy Jean Hunt; and son, M. Hunter Spinks, Jr.
She is survived by son, Scott Spinks of San Diego, California; grandson, Carter Hunt and wife, Dorothy, of Burleson; granddaughter, Shelley Hunt Blain of Burleson; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
The family has requested that memorials be made to the American Heart Association.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements.

JAMES L. "JIMMY" WALKER
1925-2001
Funeral services for James L. "Jimmy" Walker, 76, of Crowley were held Tuesday, March 6 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth.
Mr. Walker died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at his home. He was a retired U.S. Postal Services Director of Finance after 32 years of service.
He was born February 21, 1925, in Henrietta, Oklahoma to John Quincey and Gracie Bell Walker. He served his country during World War II in the Air Transport Division of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a Mason and Past Master of Tabernacle Lodge 1195 and affiliated member of Crowley Lodge 1437. He was also a 32nd Degree Mason, member of the Moslah Shrine and various other Masonic organizations. He was a Baptist by faith and a member of the First Baptist Church of Godley. He was a graduate of Godley High School.
Mr. Walker was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, as well as a loyal and generous friend to many. He enriched the lives of all those he came to know and love.
Mr. Walker is survived by his wife of 27 years, Donna Walker of Crowley; daughters, Jimmie Dayle Walker of Fort Worth, Mary Ellen Nix of Arlington, Gracie Ann Walker of Johnson County; grandchildren, Katie Sage Walker of Fort Worth, Heather Ann Huereque of Clint, Felicia DeMas of El Paso, Dustin James Johnson, Channa Johnson of Burleson; great-grandchildren, Angel and Joey Huereque of Clint; sister, Billie Jean Smith of Fort Worth; and mother-in-law, Bobby F. McAuley of Hurst.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

MARTIN A. HEARNE, JR.
Funeral services for Martin A. Hearne, Jr., 76, of Joshua were held Wednesday, March 7 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Mr. Hearne died Saturday, March 3, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was a retired School Teacher, Coach and Administrator. He was a veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II from 1942 to 1945. 
Mr. Hearne was preceded in death by his loving wife and mother of his children, Polly Hearne, in 1992; and by his brothers and sisters.
He is survived by wife, Marilyn Hearne of Joshua; son, David Hearne and wife, Connie, of Mansfield; daughter, Jo Anna Hearne of Fresno, California; grandchildren, David Hearne, Jr., Phillip Hearne, Angela Hearne and David Bowers; great-granddaughter, Ridglea Hearne; great-grandsons, Joshua and Joseph Bowers.
Memorials in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Emery J. Lilge Hospice House at 301 Medpark Circle, Burleson, Texas 76028.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 

JEANETTE MARIE THOMPSON
1914-2001
Private graveside services for Jeanette Marie Thompson, 86, of Joshua were held Monday, March 5 at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Thompson died Friday, March 2, 2001, at a local nursing center. She was a retired secretary for a machine shop.
She was born July 14, 1914. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile. She also did extensive hospital volunteer work.
Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald L. Thompson in 1975; brother, Guy Lucas; and both parents.
She is survived by daughter, Janice Lane of Joshua; granddaughter, Sandra Brown and husband, Garold, of Fort Worth, Sharon Wagner and husband, Steve, of Joshua; great-grandson, Cody Wagner of Joshua; and great-granddaughter, Bailey Wagner of Joshua.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

BEULAH L. MILLER
1897-2001
Graveside services for Beulah L. Miller, 103, of Joshua were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne. Reverend Billy D. Strayhorn officiated.
Pallbearers were Dr. Mike Cowan, Dr. John Parrish, Jr., Dr. Mark Miller, Maurice Miller, Brad Powell, Gregg Powell. Honorary Pallbearers were John Parrish, Sr., Ray Cowan, John Love, John Love, Jr.
Mrs. Miller died Wednesday, February 28, 2001, at All Saints Episcopal Hospital. She was a homemaker.
She was born June 25, 1897, in Grandview, Texas. She was the oldest living member of First United Methodist Church of Joshua and a member of Eastern Star of Joshua.
Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her husband, F.B. Miller, Sr.; daughter, Emma Lee Love of Cleburne; and son, F.B. Miller, Jr. of Joshua.
She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Frankie and John Parrish of Colorado Springs, Colorado; grandson and wife, John and Kathy Love of Amarillo; granddaughter and husband, Patricia and Ray Cowan of Kennedale; granddaughter, Barbara Love of Grand Prairie; grandson and wife, Dr. John and Mary Parrish, Jr. of Pueblo, Colorado; granddaughter and husband, Diana and Ed Brown of Aurora, Colorado; grandson and wife, Dr. Mark and Celia Miller of Abernathy, Texas; granddaughter, Kathy Parrish of Colorado Springs, Colorado; grandson and wife, Maurice and Sonja Miller of Weatherford; 23 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Miller Endowment Fund, c/o First United Methodist Church, Joshua, Texas 76058.

CLIFF MC CARGAR
1928-2001
Memorial services for Cliff McCargar, 73, of Burleson will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 4 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation was Saturday, March 3 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Mr. McCargar died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at his home in Burleson. He was born February 21, 1928, in Yakima, Washington, and had been a resident of Burleson since 1993.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, a former flagman for NASCAR, a member of the Confederate Air Force and the Arrowhead Chapter of the MVPA and Arlington Sportsman's Club. 
Mr. McCargar is survived by Randy and Pam McCargar of Fort Worth, Connie and Mike Haas of Burleson, Kathy and Billy Roberts of Burleson, Susie Helms of Norman, Oklahoma, Amy and Jeff Davis of Yakima, Washington; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements. 

CECIL A. PETERSON
1914-2001
Funeral services for Cecil A. Peterson, 87, of Burleson were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 3 in the Cleburne Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Rick Owen officiated. Burial was at Baker-Lain Cemetery in Johnson County.
Mr. Peterson died Wednesday, February 28, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was a model builder for General Dynamics for 31 years. 
He was born February 9, 1914, in Johnson County to Henry Mason Peterson and Hollie C. Johnson Peterson. He married Beulah Calahan on October 18, 1934, at Goatneck Community. He was a Baptist, and he enjoyed woodworking and gardening.
Mr. Peterson was preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Peterson; son, Bobby Cecil Peterson; granddaughter, Peggy Shetter; and brother, Carlton Peterson.
He is survived by two daughters, Bertha Jo Hunter and Gloria Jane Hayes, both of Burleson; two sisters, Juanita Polson of Burleson and Jean Jones of Cleburne; three grandchildren, Kathy Daniels, Pam Glazener and Faith Meeks; three great-grandchildren, Byron Daniels, Braedon Meeks and Holly Glazener.
The Cleburne Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 

ANTHONY D. PELLEGRINO
Funeral services for Anthony D. Pellegrino, 57, of Burleson were held Monday, February 26 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Pellegrino died Saturday, February 24, 2001, at his home surrounded by family and friends. He was a retired truck driver for a cement company.
Mr. Pellegrino was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Formerly of Centereach, New York, he had been a resident of Burleson since 1976. He was an avid New York Yankees fan and was known for his crazy sense of humor and practical jokes. He was also known for helping friends and family working on cars or giving a helping hand with anything. After retiring from truck driving he enjoyed baby-sitting and spending time with his grandchildren.
Mr. Pellegrino is survived by his wife of 36 years, Lorraine Pellegrino of Burleson; sons, Anthony D. Pellegrino, Jr., of Burleson, Matthew S. Pellegrino and wife, Jennifer, of Burleson; daughter, Denise M. Allison and husband, Donnie, of Arlington; cousin, Eleanor Degregorio of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Addison Blake Pellegrino and Abrianna Pellegrino, both of Burleson, and Nicholas Anthony Allison of Arlington.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

R. LEE BRIDGEWATER
1927-2001
Funeral services for R. Lee Bridgewater, 73, of Burleson were held Tuesday, February 27 at First Baptist Church, Cleburne. Cody Whitfill officiated. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery. 
Mr. Bridgewater died Saturday, February 24, 2001, at Harris Hospital in Fort Worth. He was retired from Southwestern Bell and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was born August 14, 1927, in Vashti, Texas. He was a member of Southside Masonic Lodge and a Charter member of the Fort Worth Chapter of Scottish Rite.
Mr. Bridgewater was preceded in death by his mother, father and one brother.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Bridgewater of Burleson; son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Jenny Bridgewater of Burleson; daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Phil Burleson of Bedford, and Debbie and Robert Reed of Grandview; sister, Estelline Mikeworth of Bellevue; sister-in-law, Francis Bridgewater of Hurst; grandchildren, Scott, Craig and Keely Bridgewater, Angela and Amy Reed, April and Alyssa Burleson; great-grandchildren, Karli and Nathaniel.
The family has requested that memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 

BONNIE F. EZELL
1941-2001
Funeral services for Bonnie F. Ezell, 59, of Burleson were held Tuesday, February 27 at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Burial was at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.
Mrs. Ezell died Saturday, February 24, 2001, in Fort Worth.
She was born March 9, 1941, in Arkansas, but was raised in Fort Worth. She had been a resident of Burleson for the past 22 years.
Mrs. Ezell was a member of the Baptist faith. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She lived her life for her family. She was always there to give love and encouragement to others, always putting her family first.
Mrs. Ezell was preceded in death by her beloved father, Albert Eugene McCorkle.
She is survived by her mother, Ruby Clowdus of Hurst; her loving husband, Ivan "Jim" Ezell of Burleson; four children, Debbie Pierce and husband, Rick, of Weatherford, Scott Webb and wife, Karen, of Burleson, Stephen Webb and wife,Michelle, of Burleson, and Lisa Townzen of Burleson; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Jean Talbot and husband, Don, of Fort Worth; and numerous other family members and friends.
Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel handled the arrangements. 

JACK GORDON CULVER
1926-2001
Funeral services for Jack Gordon Culver, 74, of Burleson will be held at 10:00 a.m.Monday, February 26 at First Methodist Church in Burleson. Burial will follow at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth.
Mr. Culver died Thursday, February 22, 2001, at his home in Burleson.
He was born April 28, 1926, in Azle, Texas to Gordon Alfred and Mary Savilla Admire Culver. His ancestors came from Somerset, Maryland and Sussex County, Delaware to Hancock County, Georgia, and then to Alabama in 1790. His grandfather came to the Azle area in 1891 where he is buried. 
Mr. Culver married Dorothy Fay Adkison while he was in the Navy during World War II. After the war he and Fay moved to Fort Worth where they raised their family. In 1962, they moved their family to Burleson.
Mr. Culver is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Fay Adkison Culver; sister, Iva Mae Sparks of Fort Worth; daughter, Tina Darlene Summers and her husband, James, of Hamilton, Texas; sons, Jimmy Gordon Culver and his wife, Elaine, of Austin, Randal Wayne Culver and his wife, Mary, of Silver Springs, Maryland, Mark Steven Culver of Mineola, Texas, and Rick Culver and his wife, Elizabeth, of Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

FRANCES PAULSON
1923-2001
Frances Paulson, 77, died Monday, February 19, 2001, in Fort Worth. She was a Homemaker
Funeral services were held Thursday, February 22 at South Burleson Baptist Church in Burleson, with interment at Union Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Paulson was born July 2, 1923, in Fairfield, Texas.
She is survived by sons, David R. Leonard of Burleson and James Ronald Leonard and wife, Kaye, of Alvarado; daughters, Nelda Bonham and husband, Farrell, of Granbury, Barbara Leonard and husband, Alvin, of Alvarado; brothers, Jessie Moore and wife, Elaine, of Duncanville, James Moore and wife, Melba, of Haltom City, T.J. Moore and wife, Dorothy, of Garland; sisters, Jeanette Hall and husband, Jim, of Alvarado, Faye Tinsley of Jacksonville, Florida, Modine Jones of Alvarado, Mary Roach of Mesquite, and Daphine Smith of Baytown; ten grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson was in charge of arrangements. 

JAMES F. POYNOR
1929-2001
Funeral services for James F. Poynor, 72, of Burleson were held Friday, February 23 at Bethesda Baptist Church in Burleson. 
Mr. Poynor died Wednesday, February 21, 2001, at his home.
He was a retired dairy farmer.
Mr. Poynor was born January 4, 1929. He served in the U.S. Navy and retired from General Services Administration in 1983, as an electrician.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jo Ann Poynor; daughters, Kathryn DaVault and her husband, Mike, Lynn Fiscus and her husband, Jerry, all of Burleson; grandchildren, Natalie Gregory and her husband, Brian, of Burleson, and Adam Fiscus of Fort Worth; sisters, Billie Jean Hohmann of Georgetown and Nita Peek of Brownfield; brother, Larry Poynor of California; great-granddaughter, Lindsey Gregory of Burleson.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 
Croiser-Pearson-Mayfield of Fort Worth/Burleson handled the arrangements. 

SUSIE M. MILLER
Funeral services for Susie M. Miller, 72, of Fort Worth were held Tuesday, February 20 at Altamesa Church of Christ in Fort Worth. Private graveside services were held at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Miller died Friday, February 16, 2001, at her home. She was the retired co-owner of Miller Jewelry in Burleson.
She was a member of Altamesa Church of Christ in Fort Worth and was past Past President of the Burleson Chamber of Commerce.
Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband of 32 years, Robert E. (Bob) Miller of Fort Worth; son, Ken Beagle and wife, Teresa of Arlington; daughter, Dixie Daniels of Burleson; brother, Eagan Gray of Florida; sister, Lila Tanner of Pelahatchie, Mississippi; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the Altamesa Church of Christ or to the charity of choice.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

CHRISTOPHER PARKER WILLIAMS
A memorial service for Christopher Parker Williams, infant son of Larry and Paige Parker Williams, was held Saturday, February 17 at First Baptist Church in Denton. Dr. Jeff Williams officiated. A private interment service will be held at a later date.
Christopher was born and passed away, Wednesday, February 14, 2001, in Lewisville.
He is survived by his parents, Larry and Paige Parker Williams; sister, Madeleine Elizabeth Williams; grandparents, Dr. Richard and Quixie Parker of Crowley, Texas, Jim and Ginger Meband of Belton, Texas, and Larry Williams of Midville, Georgia; great-grandparents, Bessie Parker of Coleman, Texas, Bill and Dorothy Doran of Crowley, Texas; Lidie Shiller of Killeen, Texas, and Morris and Betty Green of Midville, Georgia.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center, 2524 Lillian Miller Parkway, Denton, Texas 76205.
Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home of Lewisville is in charge of arrangements. 

IRIS ELIZABETH CERNY
1947-2001
Funeral services for Iris Elizabeth Cerny, 54, of Alvarado were held Friday, February 16 at Laurel Land of Burleson Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Cerny died Monday, February 12, 2001, in Fort Worth. She was a bookkeeper.
Mrs. Cerny is survived by her husband, Kurt Cerny of Alvarado; children, Kimber Martin, Rickie Barnes, Bryan Ramsey, Dan Ramsey and Sandy Dumire; grandchildren, Tara, Chase, Lauren, Marcus, Branden, Ashlyn, Curtis, Steven, Heather, Chris, Patricia, Christina; great-grandchildren, Kobe, Zachary, Matthew; numerous brother and sisters, nieces and nephews; and dear friends, Sonny Ramsey and Cindi Melton.
"We will always love you, Nanny."
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 

MARIBETH SHEA
1965-2001
Maribeth Shea, 35, died while asleep Saturday, January 27, 2001, in Crowley. Funeral services and interment were held February 1, 2001, in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.
Maribeth was born November 25, 1965, in Ithaca, New York. She was a loving and vibrant Christian mother, daughter, sister and friend. Her passing dims a brightness in the lives of those who knew her.
Maribeth had recently relocated to this area for health reasons. She was a third year honor student at Penn State University majoring in Criminal Justice. At the time of her death she was preparing a transfer to the University of Texas at Arlington to continue her education toward a law degree.
Maribeth is survived by her mother and stepfather, Cindy and Dan Cramsey of Burleson; father and stepmother, Edward and Deb Shea of Springhill, Florida; sons, Nethanial, 18, and Tommy Lee, seven months; daughter, Emily, seven; sisters, Wendy Shea Slaugh of Cortland, New York, and Heather and Megan Shea of Springhill; brother, Paul Keenahan of Albuquerque, New Mexico; aunts, uncles, cousins and many saddened friends in Texas, Pennsylvania, New York and Florida.
A memorial fund in Maribeth's name has been established at Penn State University for assistance to returning adult students. Memorials are being received by the PSU Development Office, Room 14, Administration Building, 200 University Drive, Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania 17972-2208.

C. C. RAWLINS
1922-2001
Funeral services for C.C. Rawlins, 79, of Burleson are pending with Mountain Valley Funeral Home in Burleson.
Mr. Rawlins died Thursday, February 8, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was owner and operator of Master Service Company until his retirement in 1993.
Mr. Rawlins was born in San Benito, Texas on January 2, 1922. He enlisted in the Army Air Force and served his country in Africa and Italy. He lived and worked in the north in Minnesota and Illinois. He moved to Burleson in 1977 where he owned and operated Master Service Company as a general contractor in air conditioning and heating. He also studied hypnotherapy and helped many people become nonsmokers.
Mr. Rawlins is survived by his wife, Wanda Rawlins of Burleson; daughter, Pamela Sanders and her husband, Doug of Fort Dodge, Iowa; stepson, Roland Burt of Chino Valley, Arizona; stepdaughters, Teri Dawes of Bedford, Donna Lake of Cleburne, Carol Love of Bakersfield, California; sister, Beth Lett of Athens, Texas; grandson, A. J. Sanders of Jackson, Wyoming; nine stepgrand-children; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

SANDRA HAMILTON PROCTOR
1934-2001
Funeral services for Sandra Hamilton Proctor, 66, of Granbury were held Friday, February 9 at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. Burial was at Holly Hills Memorial Park in Granbury.
Mrs. Proctor died Wednesday, February 7, 2001, at a Granbury hospital. She was a school teacher at Burleson ISD for 21 years before retiring.
She was born April 6, 1934, in Coleman where she graduated from high school. She married Billie Proctor on July 4, 1951 in Coleman. She received a Bachelors Degree at North Texas State University and a Masters Degree from Tarleton State University. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Thorp Spring where she served as treasurer for the past six years. She was a very loving, caring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Mrs. Proctor is survived by her husband of 49 years, Billie Proctor of Granbury; two daughters, Patricia Bowen and Pamela Smith, both of Granbury; two sons, Reverend Michael Proctor of Baytown and Mitchell Proctor of Burleson; five brothers, Guy Hamilton of Corpus Christi, Bill Hamilton of San Angelo, James Hamilton of Lincoln, Nebraska, W.R. Hamilton of Waco and Lee Hamilton of Coleman; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many loving friends.
Memorials may be made to Vitas Hospice, 2501 Parkview Drive, Suite 600, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.
Wiley Funeral Home of Granbury handled the arrangements.

VIRGINIA "COOKIE" LANGFORD
1923-2001
Funeral services for Virginia "Cookie" Langford, 77, of El Campo, Texas were held February 2 at the First United Methodist Church in El Campo, Texas. Interment was at the Garden of Memories in El Campo.
Mrs. Langford died January 30, 2001. She was a former resident of Burleson. 
She was born July 14, 1923, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was a member of the American Legion Post 251 and D.A.V. She served in the U.S. Coast Guard.
Mrs. Langford was preceded in death by her parents, George H. and Rena Potts.
She is survived by her husband, Lyndon Langford of El Campo; daughters, Karon Langford of Enid, Oklahoma, Lynda Barger of Katy, Texas, Tana Hester of Nacogdoches, Texas; sons, Lyndon Langford of Austin, Texas and Randy Langford of Katy, Texas; sisters, Rena Lindabury of North Carolina, Fran Robinette of New Jersey, Eleanor Notte of North Carolina, Claudette Nace of New Jersey; brother, Ralph Potts of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and 14 grandchildren.
Wheeler Funeral Home of El Campo, Texas handled the arrangements.

H. W. "BILL" JOHNSON
1920-2001
Memorial services for H.W. "Bill" Johnson, 80, of Burleson will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 10 at the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church. George Schram and Pastor Dave Hunsicker will officiate.
Mr. Johnson died Saturday, February 3, 2001, at Huguley Hospital. He was a retired bricklayer.
He was born May 25, 1920, in El Dorado, Kansas. He was a member of the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church and a volunteer with the Adventist Disaster Relief Services. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945.
Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Jacqueline Johnson.
He is survived by wife, Frances Marie Justice Johnson; daughter, Donna Johnson McCash; two granddaughters, Summer and Brooke McCash.

DONALD BARBER
1951-2001
Funeral services for Donald Barber, 49, of Burleson were held at noon Tuesday, February 6 at Burleson Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Mr. Barber died Thursday, February 1, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was a carpenter and a member of the National Corvette Association.
He was born September 9, 1951. He was a loving father, son and brother who will always be loved and never forgotten.
Mr. Barber was preceded in death by his stepfather, Leroy Brown, and a brother, Danny Ray Barber.
He is survived by sons, Donald Shane Barber of Burleson, Sonny Ray Barber of Carrollton; grandchildren, Justin Kilgore of Carrollton, Sassy Barber of Fort Worth; mother, Betty Norman of Burleson; father Donald Barber, Sr. of Oklahoma; sister, Patty Tyler VanBeckum and husband, Jeff, of Burleson; nephew, Adam Ray Tyler of Burleson; niece, Whitney Renee Tyler of Burleson; grandmother, Mildred Adams of Oklahoma; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

DON KIMBALL
1936-2001
Funeral services for Don Kimball, 64, of Stephenville, Texas were held Sunday, February 4 at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel. Bobby Bates officiated. Burial was at Johnsville Cemetery in Erath County, Texas.
Mr. Kimball died Friday, February 2, 2001, at Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital in Stephenville. He was retired from Erath County Electric Coop after 27 years of service.
He was born November 11, 1936, in Walnut Springs, Texas. He married Rudine Goodman on June 2, 1960, in Stephenville. Mr. Kimball was a lifelong resident of Stephenville. He was a member of Hillcrest Church of Christ where he served as a deacon for ten years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. 
Mr. Kimball is survived by his wife, Rudine of Stephenville; daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Toby Bills of Joshua; brother, Bob Kimball of Stephenville; five sisters, Ann Pearcy of Bluff Dale, Martha Wright of Brownwood, Lydia McCann of Brownwood, Kathleen Boden of Fort Worth, Doris Henderson of Valonia, Arizona; sister-in-law, Ruth Roberson of Dublin.
Stephenville Funeral Home of Stephenville handled the arrangements.

HENRY LATHAM DICKENS, JR.
1923-2001
Memorial services for Henry Latham Dickens, Jr., 77, of Burleson will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 1 at St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Burleson.
Mr. Dickens died Monday, January 29, 2001. He was a retired financial manager.
He was born March 7, 1923, in Norfolk, Virginia. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp and was a member of the 22nd Marines Association. He was a member of St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Burleson.
Mr. Dickens is survived by his wife, Dorothy Faye Dickens of Burleson; sons, Henry Latham Dickens III of Burleson, Richard Allan Dickens and his wife, Valerie, of Keller; daughter, Janet Lee Douglas and her husband, Robert, of Burleson; sister, Nan Fulcher of Norfolk, Virginia; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Castle Peak Hospice, 4732 E. Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76103 or St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Forest Ridge Funeral Home of Hurst is in charge of arrangements. 


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