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Published Oct. 18, 1996

Jimmie P. Bakintas
FORT WORTH -- Jimmie Pappajohn Bakintas, 50, an elementary school teacher, died Tuesday at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Greek Orthodox Church of St. Demetrios. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Wake: 7 tonight at Shannon North Funeral Chapel.

Jimmie Bakintas was born March 4, 1946.

She graduated from Castleberry High School in 1964. After graduating from Texas Wesleyan University in 1968 with honors, she taught at Castleberry Elementary as a first grade teacher 28 years.

She was a member of: Castleberry Teachers Association, Texas State Teachers Association, National Education Association, lifetime member of the PTA, Site-based Decision Making Team, Super Attendance Advisory Committee, Social Committee, Texas State Text Book Committee, Texas State Library Committee, Teacher of the Year numerous times, Castleberry First Grade Team Leader and Castleberry Student Teacher Supervisor.

Survivors: Husband, Costas Bakintas of Fort Worth; daughter and husband, Stephanie and James Fox of Fort Worth; daughter and husband, Georgia and Pete Butler of Fort Worth; mother, Georgia Pappajohn of Fort Worth; brother, Steve Pappajohn of Fort Worth; brother and sister-in-law, Nick and Patsy Pappajohn of Fort Worth; father- and mother-in-law, George and Kay Bakintas of Irakleon, Greece; sister-in-law, Elpida Bakintas of Irakleon, Greece; brother-in-law, John Bakintas of Irakleon, Greece; neices, Alysia and her husband, George Panagopoulos, Andreanna Katy Pappajohn and Haley Pappajohn, all of Fort Worth; nephews, Nicholas Pappajohn, Kevin York and Tyler York, all of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Jimmy Fox and Jordon Fox, both of Fort Worth; great nephew, John Tanner Panagopoulos; and godson, George (son of) Chris and Christine Garefos.

Shannon North Funeral Chapel
111 W. Northside Drive, 624-2191
 

Becky Capers
BRECKENRIDGE -- Becky Capers, 84, a bookkeeper, died Thursday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Melton Funeral Home.

Becky Capers was born July 15, 1912.

Melton Funeral Home
Breckenridge, (817) 559-3311
 

Lois Corley
SPRINGTOWN -- Lois Corley, 93, a homemaker, died Tuesday at an Azle nursing home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Brown, Gause-Ware, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Lois Corley was born Sept. 3, 1903, in Montague County.

Survivors: Sons, Melvin Corley of Springtown, Dan Corley of Fort Worth and Eddie Corley of Boyd; daughters, Jeanetta Whitehead of Springtown, Charleen Jackson of Fort Worth, Eva Bond of Springtown, Betty Yant of Moyers, Okla., and Letty King of Fort Worth; sisters, Lorene Whitlow of Seminole, Okla., Cleo Chapel of Blue Grove and Glenis McDonald of Decatur; 38 grandchildren; 90 great-grandchildren; and a number of great-great-grandchildren.

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

John R. Crouse
ALEDO -- John Robert Crouse, 77, a radio station engineer, died Thursday in Weatherford.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Saturday in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to the Alzheimer's Care Center whose staff loved him and cared for him, Peach Tree Place, 315 West Anderson, Weatherford, Texas 76086.

John Robert Crouse was born Aug. 8, 1919, in Fort Worth. He was a 1937 graduate of Polytechnic High School. He was an engineer for radio station KFJZ and served in the Navy in World War II for more than four years as a chief radioman. He was a technical supervisor for the Wendell Mayes radio station chain and broadcast engineer for radio station KXOL. As a sideline, he was also a broadcast engineer for the Humble Southwest Conference Football Network on a team with Kern Tipps and Alec Chesser for many years. Along with his nephew, John Paul Kimzey, he formed the Crouse-Kimzey Company. He set up the KXOL radio broadcast for John F. Kennedy's visit to Fort Worth the day of the assassination. He fondy recalled meeting six presidents and shaking hands with FDR. In his retirement years, he was an avid fisherman, camper and unsurpassed woodworker.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Annabelle McElroy Crouse, and sister, Cecilia Crouse Kimzey.

Survivors: Wife of 32 years, Pat Taylor Crouse of Aledo; daughter, Stacey Miller; son, J.R. Crouse; stepson, Scott Kerr of Fort Worth; sisters, Elizabeth Crouse Force of Bedford and Mary Ella Walker of Montana; grandchildren, Taylor, Preston, Ryan and Cameron Miller, all of Aledo; step-granddaughter, Kelly Kerr of Fort Worth; step-grandson, Taylor Kerr of North Richland Hills; and many nieces, nephews, good friends and neighbors.

He is gone but will never be forgotten...

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Judith Denman
FORT WORTH -- Judith "Lynn" Denman, 60, a homemaker and nurse's aide, died Wednesday at a Bedford hospital.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Saturday in Everman Cemetery in Everman. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst.

Judith "Lynn" Denman was born March 24, 1936, in Tennessee. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors: Companion, Paul Farmer; sons, Mervile L. Denman III and Dale Lindsey Denman; daughters, Debbie Few, Ginger Pride and Elena Bottino; three brothers including twin, John L. Neal; grandchildren, Tina Strand, Marcus Few, Brian and Eric Pride, Lenny, Lindsay, Cacey Denman and Rachel Bottino; and great-grandchild, Kayla Few.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

JoAnn L. Dennie
CROWLEY -- After a three-year battle with cancer, JoAnn Langston Dennie died at her home early Thursday morning. She was 67.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at University Park Church, 1700 Rogers Road. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

JoAnn Langston Dennie was born March 14, 1929, in Fort Worth.

Before joining University Park Church in Fort Worth, she was a longtime member of Bethel Temple where she sang in the choir for 20 years, played viola for the church orchestra and performed in theatrical productions. Mrs. Dennie was also an accomplished comedienne who brought joy to young couples and mothers-to-be with satirical performances about marriage and motherhood.

She is most remembered by her family as a woman with deep Christian convictions who placed importance on love and forgiveness. Mrs. Dennie used those convictions to help anyone with whom she came in contact. Quick with words of encouragement, prayer and support, she often opened her home to those less fortunate than she. During the 1960s and '70s, she became known as "Mom" to countless young who "adopted" her as their own.

Mrs. Dennie was a faithful and loving wife for 47 years. She found her greatest joy in making a home for her husband and raising her four children.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Wylie Langston; mother, Bessie Pearl Langston; two brothers, Cecil and Claude Langston; and one sister, Lois McKesson.

Survivors: Her husband, Ray Dennie; four children, Charles Ray Dennie, Aretes Reynolds, John Richard Dennie and Jeffrey Brian Dennie; seven grandchildren, Michael Joseph McBride, Charles Ray Dennie Jr., Courtney Ray Dennie, Mitchell Ray McBride, Roger Dale Reed, Joseph Andrew Dennie, Texanna Kay Dennie and Bessie Pearl Dennie; and two sisters, Clara Van Sickle and Jean Newman.

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

Faye A. Dixon
GUSTINE -- Faye Arilla Dixon, 83, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Comanche Funeral Home. Burial: Grahams Chapel Cemetery.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Faye Arilla Dixon was born July 28, 1913, in Oglesby.

Comanche Funeral Home
Comanche, (915) 356-2531
 

Frances S. Everett
WILLOW PARK -- Frances Starling Everett, 81, a retired accountant, died Tuesday at home.

Graveside service: 10:30 a.m. today in Annetta Cemetery.

Frances Starling Everett was born April 4, 1915, in Scott, Miss.

Survivors: Daughter, Gayle Benet' of Willow Park; sister, Helen Wood of Tucumcari, N.M.; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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

Paula Flippo
ARLINGTON -- Paula Flippo, 48, an accounting clerk, died Wednesday in Arlington.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Arlington Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: Mission Arlington, 210 W. South St., Arlington 76010, in lieu of flowers.

Paula Flippo was born April 30, 1948, in Fort Worth and was a longtime resident of Arlington. She was formerly employed by Johnson & Johnson as an accounting clerk. She was a member of the Arlington Stroke Club and the Arlington Singles Toastmasters Club.

Survivors: Father, Eugene Flippo of Arlington; mother, Helen Flippo of Arlington; brother and sister-in-law, Kirk and Kathy Flippo of Fort Worth; nephew, Paul Flippo of Fort Worth; and aunt, Aline Flippo of Dallas.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Mary E. Forrester
SUNSET -- Mary Ethel Forrester, 76, a homemaker, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Coker Funeral Home. Burial: Pleasant Grove No. 3 in Wise County.

Mary Forrester was born Jan. 30, 1920, in Wise County. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

She married the late John B. Forrester in Wichita Falls in 1945.

Survivors: Stepsons, Richard Forrester and Dale Forrester, both of Nebraska; brothers, James F. Henson of Hurst and Bobby Hayes of Fort Worth; sister, Jewel Bartholomew of Azle; seven grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959
 

Sandra K. French
HURST -- Sandra Kay French, 52, a resident of Hurst, died Tuesday at a Hurst nursing home.

Memorial service: 7 tonight at Pipeline Road Church of Christ.

Sandra French was a former employee of Super Shuttle.

Survivors: Son, Randy Lee Murray and wife, Donna Rae, of Hurst; mother, June Judy of Dallas; sister, Robin Smith of Oklahoma; brother, Richard Judy of Nevada; nephews, Travis and Colton Smith of Oklahoma; grandchildren, Lindy and James Adam Miller; friends, Kay Smith, Ann Delgado and Billy Latko; a host of other friends; and her beloved cat, Festus.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Jesse Garcia
HURST -- Jesse Garcia, 80, a retired butcher for Swift & Co., died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Shannon North Chapel. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Rosary: 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

He retired after 371/2 years as a butcher with Swift & Co. After his retirement, he volunteered at John Peter Smith Hospital and Tarrant County Junior College Northeast Campus and worked with various other organizations.

Survivors: Wife of 57 years, Mercedes R. Garcia; daughter and husband, Irene and Dave Korotev of Blue Springs, Mo.; son and wife, Joe and Maureen K. Garcia of Houston; two grandchildren, Whitney Paige and Grayson Gaites Garcia; brother, Rupert Garcia; two sisters, Lola G. Jara and Mary G. Pulido of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Shannon North Funeral Chapel
111 W. Northside Drive, 624-2191
 

Frances Grayson
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Frances Grayson, 83, died Sept. 6 at a Las Vegas hospital.

Funeral: none scheduled.

Frances Grayson was born July 15, 1913.

Survivors: Son, Philip Grayson of Las Vegas; brother, Coleman Smith Jr. of Tucson, Ariz.; and sisters, Mary Katherine Boyd of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Alice Lovelace of Fort Worth, Texas.
 

Sammy L. Griffith
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Sammy L. Griffith, 57, vice president and chief financial officer of Sprint Press Inc., died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 3 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth. Officiating will be Dr. William Longsworth. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Memorials: Care for a Child Program at First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth or Community Hospice of Fort Worth.

Sammy L. Griffith was born Feb. 18, 1939, in Fort Worth. He was a 1957 graduate of Polytechnic High School and a 1964 graduate of Arlington State College.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Ora Griffith; a brother, James Griffith; and his sister, Beverly Amyett.

Sam will be greatly missed by those who loved and knew him.

Survivors: Wife of 32 years, Karen Griffith; son, Terry Griffith and daughter- in-law, Patti Griffith, of Tallahassee, Fla.; brother, Fred Griffith of Fort Worth; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Shawn L. Hammett
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Shawn Lee Hammett, 18, a student, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Shawn Lee Hammett was born July 2, 1978, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Mother, Deborah Hammett of Fort Worth; father, Gary Hammett of Newark; brother, Joshua Hammett of Newark; sister, Brandy "Sugars" Hammett of Newark; grandparents, Arnold and Virginia Hammett of Springtown and Jim and Debbi Tracey of North Richland Hills; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Frederick G. Hendershot
BEDFORD -- Frederick Glenn "Fred" Hendershot, 68, retired from the U.S. Army after 24 years of service and a Payless Cashways salesman in Colleyville, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Blessing Funeral Home in Mansfield. Burial: Mansfield Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight.

Frederick Glenn "Fred" Hendershot was born Nov. 2, 1928, in Louisville, Ky.

Survivors: Wife, Vera Hendershot of Bedford; daughter, Linda and her husband, Russell Davidson, of Alvarado; and grandsons, Brandon Davidson and Jess Davidson, both of Alvarado.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555
 

Ray A. Hoerig
BURLESON -- Ray Alvin Hoerig Sr., 55, a machinist for LTV Aerospace and others in the defense industry for more than 30 years, died Wednesday at a Dallas hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Grace Temple, 4500 South Riverside Dr. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Ray Hoerig was born Oct. 19, 1940, in Shiner.

He was a member of Grace Temple and a former Sunday school teacher. He was a member of UAW Local 845. He enjoyed reading his Bible and sports. He and Mary Mardell Collins were married June 3, 1960, at Grace Temple in Fort Worth. He was a 1960 graduate of Trimble Technical High School. He played the baritone in the school band. He was devoted to his family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Annie Hoerig, in August 1979.

Survivors, all of Burleson: Wife, Mardell Hoerig; sons, Ray A. Hoerig Jr. and his wife, Vicki, David Paul Hoerig Sr. and his wife, Raeann; father and stepmother, Oscar B. Hoerig Jr. and Gertrude Hoerig; brother, Lester Hoerig; sister, Sharon Whitworth; and grandchildren, Ray Hoerig III; Jason Hoerig, Crystle Hoerig, Paul Hoerig and Bailey Hoerig.

Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson
Burleson, 295-5211
 

Hattie L. Jenkins
SAGINAW -- Hattie Lou Jenkins, 72, a homemaker, died Thursday in North Richland Hills.

Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Hattie Jenkins was born Feb. 15, 1924, in Comanche County. She had lived in the Fort Worth area for 39 years. She graduated from Zephyr High and was the widow of Leonard B. Jenkins.

Survivors: Sons, William B. Jenkins and Kenneth W. Jenkins; daughter, Sandy L. Reagan; sister, Nita Bullard; nine grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Ricky Johnson
FORT WORTH -- Ricky Johnson, 43, a construction laborer, died Wednesday at a Dallas hospital.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Saturday at Williams Funeral Chapel. Visitation: 8 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Ricky Johnson was born March 17, 1953, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Wife, Brenda Johnson; sons, Larry Johnson and Ricky Johnson Jr.; daughters, La Quitia Johnson, Zeiko Johnson, Shanta Johnson, Roshonda Johnson, Nicky Johnson, Tasha Johnson and Stephanie Johnson; brothers, Charles Johnson and Lee Johnson; sister, Charlene Nelson; and four grandchildren.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

Doris H. Kardaras
FORT WORTH -- Doris Harmon Kardaras, 80, manager of Bar-B-Que Etc. on Highway 80, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital after a brief illness.

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

Pallbearers will be her six grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be her four granddaughters.

Memorials: American Cancer Society, 3301 West Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.

Doris Harmon Kardaras was born June 9, 1916, near Ardmore, Okla, and had lived in Fort Worth for 54 years. After completing Anadarko Business College, Doris moved to Washington D.C. to accept the position of secretary to Oklahoma Congressman Jed Johnston, (D), instilling in her a lifelong interest in politics. While living in Washington D.C., she met and married her husband, Earl, in 1938. In 1943 they moved to Fort Worth. While living in Fort Worth, she owned a real estate agency, worked for the American Paint Horse Association and the National Cutting Horse Association. Until the time of her death, she worked with her son in his barbeque restaurant. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Earl Kardaras, in 1994.

She will be greatly missed.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Judy Ann Kardaras; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Tom Borton, Jackie and Larry Jeffcoat and Jo and David Arnold; grandchildren, Alan and Jean Ann Conn, Scott and Carolyn Conn, Laura Jordan, Eric and Ashley Borton, Jeffrey Trentham, Tina and Larry Kardaras Jr., Dori and Vince Wood, Carrie Arnold, Jennifer and Johnny Haggard and Bryan Arnold; great-grandchildren, Megan, Ryan and Katelyn Conn, Chandler Cain, Abigail Wood, Bailey Ann Jordan and Maggie Borton; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Will Frank Leza
FORT WORTH -- Will Frank Leza, 62, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Will Frank Leza was born Feb. 20, 1934, in Fort Worth. He was a Texas Steel employee for more than 30 years and a Korean War veteran.

Survivors: Wife, Mary Leza of Fort Worth; daughters, Melinda Leza Robertson, Elizabeth Leza Shannonhouse and Cathy Leza Castillo, all of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Mia Shannonhouse, Jon- Eirik Robertson and Jakob Robertson; brother, Rudolph Leza of Fort Worth; and sister, Maria Luna of Fort Worth.

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

Bertie V. Marbut
CLEBURNE -- Bertie V. Marbut, 80, a retired Postal Service employee, died Wednesday at a Cleburne hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Field Street Baptist Church in Cleburne. Burial: Covington Cemetery in Covington.

Bertie Marbut was born Oct. 14, 1916, in Johnson County.

Survivors: Daughters, Vernell Gray of Irving and Ann Scott of Cleburne; brothers, Horace Bruner of Fort Worth and Leroy Bruner of Grandview; sister, Ailene Taylor of Mineola; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Caleb M. Mees
WEATHERFORD -- Caleb Michael Mees, 11/2 months old, died Tuesday in Weatherford.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. today in Memory Gardens.

Caleb Michael Mees was born Aug. 20, 1996, in Weatherford.

Survivors: Parents, Neil and Sarah Mees of Weatherford; brother, Colby Mees of Weatherford; maternal grandparents, Wanda Clark of Weatherford, Pat and Bob Clark of Arlington and LaVada Anderson of Arlington; and paternal grandparents, Dave and Ann Mees of Weatherford, Dennis and Dolores Mees of Weatherford and J.W. and Janis Fore of Deer Park.

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

Weldon B. Mize
WEATHERFORD -- Weldon "Joe" Barrow Mize, 76, a retired colonel and a retired teacher of physics and chemistry, died Wednesday at a Weatherford hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at White's Funeral Home in Weatherford. Burial: East Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford.

Weldon Mize was born April 1, 1920, in Rotan.

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

Robert E. Modders
BURLESON -- Robert E. Modders, 70, a retired osteopathic physician, died Wednesday at his daughter's home in Burleson.

Memorial service: Private service to be held later.

Dr. Modders was born Dec. 5, 1925, in Flint, Mich., to Ernest L. and Effa L. Modders. They preceded him in death.

Survivors: Wife of 49 years, Margaret; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and R. Cotton of Fort Worth and Deborah Modders and Dana and Robert Gibb of Burleson; two grandsons, Ron Gibb Jr. and Brian L. Gibb; sister, Donna and brother-in-law, Lyle Goodwin of Sanford, Mich.; brother and sister-in-law, William and Pat Modders of Alma, Mich.; and stepmother, Betty Modders Peterson of Midland, Mich.; and two nieces and three nephews.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Ola J. Moss
ARLINGTON -- Ola Juanita Moss, 92, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Arlington.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Arlington Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

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

Ola Juanita Moss was born March 7, 1904, in Mineral County, W.Va. She had lived in Arlington since 1986 and was a former resident of Akron, Ohio. She was a member of Northwest Church of Christ in Arlington.

Survivors: Husband, Hubert A. Moss of Arlington; son and daughter-in-law, Hubert and Emily Moss of Arlington; daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and John Standridge of Roswell, N.M.; sister-in- law, Opal Gammon of Arlington; grandchildren, Eric and Kevin Moss; and great-grandchildren, Shandy, Alita, Brandy, Kevin Jr. and Andrew.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Ellis Owens
ALVARADO -- Ellis Owens, 64, died Wednesday at a health center in Clifton.

Funeral: pending.

Ellis Owens was born March 14, 1932. He was a member of Keene Seventh- day Adventist Church.

Survivors: Wife, Vivian Ann Becker Owens of Alvarado; daughters, Elisa Carver of Keene and Cyndi Keswick of Oceanside, Calif.; brother, L.B. Owens of Dumas; sisters, Lolian Whaley of Oklahoma City, Okla., Maxine Sanders and Louise Moore, both of Canadian, Peggy Price of Grand Junction, Colo., and Nona Elkins of Canadian; and four grandchildren.

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

William J. Pearcy
TURLOCK, Calif. -- William J. Pearcy, 77, a pharmacist/drug salesman, died Sunday in Turlock.

Graveside service: 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Oak Grove Cemetery in Walnut Springs, Texas. Visitation: 10 a.m. Saturday at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home.

William J. Pearcy was born April 5, 1919, in Gainesville. He was a former Cleburne resident and had lived in Turlock since 1993.

Survivors: Wife, Mary Pearcy of Turlock; sons, Tom Griggs and Dwayne Griggs, both of Turlock; brother, Ollie Pearcy of Waco; sisters, Darla Cawell of Baltimore, Md., and Sue Gleen of Gainesville; and one grandchild.

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

J.R. Perkins Sr.
BENBROOK -- J.R. Perkins Sr., 93, a minister, died Thursday in Benbrook.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

J.R. Perkins Sr. was born Dec. 17, 1902, in Stephenville, Texas. He was a former minister of North Side Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Kevin Perkins.

Survivors: Wife, Eula Faye Perkins of Benbrook; son, J.R. Perkins Jr. of Miami, Fla.; daughters, Irma Barns of Arlington and Gerry Walden of Benbrook; five grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Charles L. Peveler
FORT WORTH -- Charles L. Peveler, 62, retired Texas Christian University student affairs administrator, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Holly Hills Memorial Park in Granbury.

Memorials: American Diabetes Association, 1400 S. Main St., Fort Worth, Texas 76104.

Charles L. Peveler was born June 5, 1934, in Granbury.

Charles Peveler was the retired administrator of Student Affairs at TCU. He was a Granbury native and a graduate of TCU in 1957. He was director of the Brown-Lupton Student Center for many years. He organized and began a travel progam in the 1970s through the 1980s for TCU students and friends of the university. He had many national and international friends from his travels with the university. He retired in 1993 from TCU after 35 years of loyal service.

Survivors: Wife, Betty Peveler of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Jan Peveler Edmonds and Lester Loyd Edmonds III of Fort Worth; grandson, Lester Loyd "Dru" Edmonds IV of Fort Worth; granddaughter, Parker Lanham Edmonds of Fort Worth.

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

Roger S. Plummer Jr.
SULPHUR SPRINGS -- Roger S. Plummer Jr., 74, a former Fort Worth businessman, died Sunday at home.

Funeral: None planned.

Roger S. Plummer Jr. was born Aug. 4, 1922, in Portland, Ore., to Roger S. Plummer Sr. and Ruth Barlow Plummer. He attended the University of Texas and received his bachelor of arts degree in 1948 and master of arts degree in geology in 1949.

He worked as a geologist with Socony Mobil Oil Co. in Caracas, Venezuela, from 1949 to 1953 and was chief subsurface geologist for International Petroleum Co. in Bogota, Colombia, from 1952 to 1956. From 1956 to 1959 he was exploration manager of Libyan American Oil Co. in Benghazi, Libya, and served as general manager from 1958 to 1960 and vice president from 1961 to 1964. He worked with Grace Oil Corp. in Rome, Italy, from 1966 to 1968, and was chief executive officer of Champlin Petroleum Co. in Fort Worth from 1968 to 1975. From 1975 to 1978 he was a domestic and international consultant.

He was a teaching fellow at Southwestern University from 1948 to 1949. He served in the Army Air Forces from 1942 to 1946. He was a director of Continental National Bank in Fort Worth and a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Texas Mid-Con- tinent Oil & Gas Association and the American Petroleum Institute. He was a member of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Explorers Club, Fort Worth Petroleum Club, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Sigma Gamma Epsilon and First United Methodist Church of Sulphur Springs.

Survivors: Wife, Lois Virginia Ross Plummer of Sulphur Springs; daughter, Pamela Ruth Martin Paxton of Garland; stepson, Tom Wittman of East Kingston, N.H.; stepdaughter, Karen Barnekow of Springfield, Mo.; two granddaughters, Tracy Genelle Martin of Denver, Colo., and Merritt Elizabeth Martin of Garland; nine stepgrandchildren; and 10 step- great-grandchildren.

Tapp Funeral Home
Sulphur Springs, (903) 885-2233
 

Patricia Pollock
BOYD -- Patricia "Pat" Pollock, 67, a retired employee of Dillard's Department Store, died Tuesday in Boyd.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. today in Boyd Cemetery.

Patricia Pollock was born March 22, 1929, in Van Wert, Ohio.

Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home
Boyd, (817) 433-5310
 

Thelma Z. Raley
AMARILLO -- Thelma Zavisch Raley, 80, a retired personnel supervisor, died Wednesday in Amarillo.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Thelma Zavisch Raley was born Feb. 24, 1916, in Yoakum. She worked 17 years in the civil service.

Survivors: Daughters, Joan Sanders of Lubbock and Juanita Harrington of Atascocita, Texas; brothers, Charles A. Zavisch of Sun City, Calif., and Ernest Zavisch of Robstown, Texas; six grandchildren; and nephew, Charlie Zavisch of Beverton, Ore.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Juan J. Ramirez
DE LEON -- Juan Jose Ramirez, 69, a retired maintenance worker for the city of De Leon, died Thursday at a De Leon hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial: De Leon Cemetery. Rosary: 8 tonight at Nowlin Funeral Home.

Nowlin Funeral Home
De Leon, (817) 893-2021
 

Matthew S. Rau
McGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE, N.J. -- Matthew Stephen Rau, an infant, died Sunday at a hospital in Camden, N.J.

Funeral: was Thursday at First Baptist Church in Mount Holly, N.J. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight.

Matthew Stephen Rau went to be with our Lord on Oct. 13, 1996. He was born Sept. 26, 1996, in New Jersey.

Survivors: Parents, Capt. Stephen and Tabitha Rau of McGuire AFB; maternal grandparents, Joseph and Esther Hobbs of Bedford; paternal grandparents, Robert and Mary Ann Rau of Delmont, Pa.; maternal great- grandparents, Jesus and Manuela Perez of Bedford; paternal great- grandmothers, Dorothy Rau of Monroeville, Pa., and Patricia Flaherty of Pittsburgh, Pa.; aunt and uncle, John and Sonia Ashford of Hurst; aunt, Debra Rau of Delmont; and five cousins.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Allen B. Shipp
ARLINGTON -- Allen Barron "Barry" Shipp, 26, owner of a lawn care company, died Wednesday in Irving.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Saturday in Laurel Land Memorial Park of Dallas. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 tonight at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Dallas.

Allen Barron "Barry" Shipp was born Oct. 2, 1970, in Dallas.

Survivors: Wife, Jean-Marie Shipp of Fort Worth; parents, Allen L. and Darlene Shipp of Lancaster; sister, Terrie Huff, and her husband, Michael, of Round Rock; and grandparents, Olive and Earl Post of Canton and William L. Shipp of Sandia.

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

Ernest C. Skiles
FORT WORTH -- Ernest C. "Huck" Skiles, 81, a retired chief/supervisor, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

Ernest C. "Huck" Skiles was born Jan. 1, 1915, in Brownwood. He graduated from Daniel Baker, now Howard Payne University, in 1938. He was a former school principal, coach and Sunday school teacher. He retired from General Dynamics in 1981 after 38 years' service.

Mr. Skiles was a member of Western Hills Church of Christ. He enjoyed his grandkids, fishing, hunting and football.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, John Allen McInnis Jr., in July 1990.

Survivors: Wife of 57 years, Allene Skiles of Fort Worth; sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Linda Skiles of Fort Worth and Buzz and Melinda Skiles of Weatherford; daughters and sons-in- law, Betty and Charles Williams and Melissa and John McInnis, both of Fort Worth; sisters, Minnie Mae King of Georgetown and Lilly Mae Hollingsworth of Tucson, Ariz.; grandchildren, Brad, Charlie, Jay, Trudy, Laurie, Jeff, Chris and Colby; and four great-grand- children.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Naomi R. Stokes
FORT WORTH -- Naomi Ruth Stokes, 48, a former model, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: private. Private burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Memorials: charity of choice.

Naomi Ruth Stokes was born in Fort Worth on Aug. 20, 1948. She was preceded in death by her father, John H. Stokes, in September 1991.

Survivors: Mother, Blanche R. Stokes of Fort Worth; brothers, John A. Stokes of Fort Worth, George H. Stokes of Burleson, Doug Stokes of Azle and Sam Stokes of Saginaw; nephew, Bradley A. Stokes of Orlando, Fla., and Jimmy Stokes of Saginaw; and nieces, Joyce A. Kilpatrick of River Oaks, Lori Flores of Burleson, Kelli Stokes of Azle, Juli Stokes of Denton, Mikki Stokes of Fort Worth, Jennifer Cook of Nocona and Jacqueline Stokes of Saginaw.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Floyd D. Turner
FORT WORTH -- Floyd David "Mr. Red" Turner, 74, a retired auto mechanic and proprietor, died Oct. 12 in Palestine, Texas.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Williams Funeral Chapel. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Floyd David "Mr. Red" Turner was born Feb. 22, 1922, in Chriesman. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors: Wife, Mae Pearl Turner; sons, Floyd Lee Turner of Bryan, Jerry W. Turner of Fort Worth and Julius Turner of Palestine; daughters, Mamie Lee Dennis and Daisy Mae Turner, both of Palestine; sister, Elizabeth Jackson; 28 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and six stepchildren.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

Aurora Weaver
LIPAN -- Aurora Weaver, 92, a homemaker, died Wednesday at a Granbury hospital.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. She will lie in state at Wiley Chapel in Lipan tonight through Saturday morning. Family and friends visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at Wiley Chapel in Lipan.

Aurora Weaver was born Jan. 31, 1904, in Greenville, Ill. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Lipan Eastern Star No. 127. She had been a Lipan resident since 1983 and was a former Wisconsin resident. She enjoyed growing flowers and painting pictures.

Survivors: Sons and daughters-in- law, Carl and Marga Weaver of Oregan, Wis., and David and Donnett Weaver of Mesa, Ariz.; daughters and sons-in-law, Nell and Arden Westby of Evansville, Wis., Aurora J. Veazie of Lipan, Nancy and Bob Ulrickson of Santa Clara, Calif., and Marcia and Bob Roberts of Lipan; sister and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Henry Ostrander of Flint, Mich., and Mike Ruggeri of Winterhaven, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

Frances J. Westfall
FORT WORTH -- Frances Jewell Westfall, 86, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

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

Frances Jewell Westfall was born May 29, 1910, in Vernon. She had residences in both Stamford and then Fort Worth since 1953. Mrs. Westfall was a former member of the Garden Club, Jewel Charity Ball and Boys Club. She was an active member of River Crest Country Club and was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde C. Westfall, in February 1972.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Jake and Marla Westfall of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Tom Adams of Fort Worth; sisters, Hazel Perry of Fort Worth and Attlee Gardner of Arlington; and grandsons, Michael Westfall, Gregory B. Westfall, Garrett Westfall and Tom Adams Jr.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

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