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MARY ELIZABETH ROGERS
1921-2001
Memorial services for Mary Elizabeth Rogers, 80, of Cleburne will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 4 at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Grandview. Reverend Don Baker will officiate.
Mrs. Rogers died Sunday, July 29, 2001, in Cleburne, Texas. She was a homemaker.
She was born July 15, 1921, in Selma, Alabama to Thomas L. Arnold and Mary Nichols Arnold. She married John E. Rogers on March 26, 1946, in Selma, Alabama. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Grandview. She had been a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Selma, Alabama for many years.
Mrs. Rogers was preceded in death by a daughter, Bettie Jean Bishop, on December 20, 1994.
She is survived by her husband, John E. Rogers of Cleburne; brother, Charles Arnold of Nashville, Tennessee; four grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
The Cleburne Funeral Home of Cleburne, Texas is in charge of arrangements.

MAMIE LILLIAN GRANT
1919-2001
Graveside services for Mamie Lillian Grant, 82, of Crowley were held Tuesday, July 31 at Dossman Funeral Home-Pavilion in Belton, Texas. Her grandsons acted as Pallbearers.
Mrs. Grant died Saturday, July 28, 2001. She was a retired Nurse-LVN.
She was born January 1, 1919, in Starville, Texas in Mill County. A Crowley resident for 26 years, Mrs. Grant was a nursing professional for over 50 years and had great compassion for her patients.
Mrs. Grant was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Susie King; father of her children, Guy D. Grant; two daughters, Betty Grant Booth and Shirley Werrick; two grandsons, Mike and Randy VonWahlde.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Robert (Bob) Grant; son, Tommy Grant and wife, Becky; daughters, Dewie VonWahlde and husband, J.D., Dorothy Raiford, Frances Creekmore and husband, James, and Minnie Webster; sisters, Pearl King and Ruby Hays and husband, Red; sister-in-law, Viola King; and many grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren.
Dossman Funeral Home of Belton, Texas handled the arrangements.

BEVERLY GALE PHILLIPS WIER
1949-2001
Funeral services for Beverly Gale Wier, 51, of San Marcos, Texas were held Monday, July 30 at the First Baptist Church of San Marcos. Reverends Doug Tipps, Bob Maas and Dan Wooldridge officiated. Graveside services followed at the Charlotte City Cemetery in Charlotte, Texas.
Mrs. Wier died Friday, July 27, 2001, in San Marcos. She was born in Carlton, Texas on August 25, 1949, to Wendell and Vaughn (Sensibaugh) Phillips.
A resident of Burleson from 1956 to 1965, Mrs. Wier attended Burleson schools from the second through tenth grades. She graduated Valedictorian from Carlton High School in 1967. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Tarelton State University in 1971, and her Masters Degree from Texas A&M University in 1974. She married Glenn Wier on April 10, 1976.
Charlotte, Texas was Mrs. Wier's home from 1976 to 1985. She lived in Kingsville, Texas from July 1985 to 1995, and finally settled in San Marcos, Texas in 1995. 
Mrs. Wier loved to country-western dance, was always involved in her children's activities and was a member of the First Baptist Church of San Marcos. As a fan of the San Marcos Rattlers she never missed a football game and was involved with the Rattler Band Booster Club. As both her children are attending Texas A&M, both she and her husband, Glenn, were very active with the Texas A&M Corp of Cadets and the Texas Aggie Football games.
Mrs. Wier is preceded in death by her father, Wendell Phillips in October of 1989.
She is survived by her husband, Glenn Wier of San Marcos, Texas; two sons, Russell Wier and Grady Wier, both of College Station, Texas; mother, Vaughn Phillips of Stephenville, Texas; two sisters, Patti Owens and husband, Danny, of Burleson, and Jinny Howard and husband, Roland, of Stephenville; four nieces, Pepper Jo Bauerle and husband, Brian, Carrie Howard, Erin Howard, and Shelli Rice and husband, Jason; three nephews, Cash Wier, Tim Owens and Todd Owens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hays County Aggie Moms, Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Rhonda White, P.O. Box 471, San Marcos, Texas 78667.
Pennington Funeral Home of San Marcos, Texas handled the arrangements.

MACEY BRENEE COFFEY
1997-2001
Funeral services for Macey Breneé Coffey, 4, of Cleburne were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 28 at Steppingstone Family Church in Burleson. Burial was at Bethesda Cemetery.
Macey passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at a local hospital. 
She is survived by her parents, Jerome and Karen Coffey; sisters, Brooke and Alyssa Coffey; grandparents,Lance and Shanda Perkins, Alan and Pam Coffey, Nita Taylor and Kenny Taylor; great-grandparents, John and Gloria Gillaspie, Alice Coffey, Joe Lawerence,Mary and Bill Taylor, Mary and David Brown, Glen and Jeanie Beacham, and Jerrell and Louise Perkins, great-great-grandmother, Francis Lewis; aunts and uncles, Jeremiah, Greg, Sasha, Hunter and Josey Parks, Chase and Trei Coffey, Kenny, Jamie and Rosie Taylor; numerous great-aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
"Mace" is our special angel and we take comfort knowing she is in the arms of our savior, Jesus Christ.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Fort Worth/Burleson handled the arrangements.

J.H. TOWNZEN
1925-2001
Funeral services for J.H. Townzen, 75, of Burleson will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 26 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Covington Cemetery in Covington, Texas. Visitation is Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Mr. Townzen died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospital. He was a retired test technician in aeronautics.
A loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, Mr. Townzen had been a resident of Burleson for 24 years. He was well-loved by his family and friends. He enjoyed fishing, camping, dominoes and pinochle, and was an avid fan of the Texas Rangers. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Belle Grove during World War II.
Mr. Townzen is survived by his wife of 55 years, Frances Townzen of Burleson; children, Linda Townzen of Apple Valley, California, Reba DeBie and husband, John, of Burleson, Brenda Tucker of Fort Worth, Robert Townzen of Taft, Oklahoma, Sandy Ayers and husband, Rick, of Hesperia, California, Tim Townzen and wife, Shelly, of Burleson, Tresa Selby and husband, Ron, of Burleson; 20 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements

MAE HALLMARK KOENIG
1919-2001
Funeral services for Mae Hallmark Koenig, 81, of Crowley were held Thursday, July 19 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Mrs. Koenig died Sunday, July 15, 2001, in Fort Worth. She was retired from the Crowley Independent School District and was a member of First Baptist Church in Crowley. She will be remembered as friendly and caring by all of her family and friends.
Mrs. Koenig was preceded in death by sister, Claudine Feeler.
She is survived by her husband, Alfred R. Koenig; daughter, Sue Vickery and husband, Al, of Crowley; grandson, Captain Eric Vickery of Fort Hood; granddaughter, Wendy Barber and husband, Mike; great-grandchildren, Nathan and Kevin of Burleson; siblings, Novalene Atwood, Wilma Baker, Herman Hallmark, Mildred Hallmark, Clarence Hallmark, Gladys Patton, Daniel Hallmark, Billie Holland, and their numerous family members.
Memorials may be made to the Emery J. Lilge House Community Hospice at Huguley or to the American Cancer Society.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

JERRY DON LAND
1941-2001
Funeral services for Jerry Don Land, 60, of Burleson were held Tuesday, July 24 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne. Reverend Robert A. Graham officiated. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne.
Mr. Land died Friday, July 20, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was a retired welder. He was born April 7, 1941, in Cleburne.
He is survived by his wife, Reta Land of Burleson; sons, Paul Land of Burleson and Stacy Mathews of Abilene; daughters, Joyce Wolf of Greenville and Jeree Land of Fort Worth; brothers, Calvin Land and Garland Land of Cleburne; sister, Barbara Campbell of Mineral Wells; grandchildren, Jenny, Michelle and Cody.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice of Texas.

ESTHER BISCHOFF
1914-2001
Funeral services for Esther Bischoff, 87, of Keene, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 27 at the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church in Keene. Pastors Dean Kinsey, Ron H. Scott and John Griswell will officiate. Burial will follow at Keene Memorial Park in Keene. Grandchildren and spouses will serve as Pallbearers.
Visitation will be held Thursday, July 26 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Cleburne.
Mrs. Bischoff died Saturday, July 21, 2001, at her home. She was a retired registered nurse.
She was born July 15, 1914, in Roll, Indiana, the daughter of Arthur Adolph and Mary Magdelena Byall Robey. She married Joseph Henry Bischoff on October 15, 1935, in St. Petersburg, Florida. He preceded her in death January 14, 1996.
Mrs. Bischoff is survived by one son, Robert W. Bischoff of Keene; daughters, Barbara J. Koobs of Palm Desert, California, and Juanita K. Ballew of Keene; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Worthy Student Fund of Chisholm Trail Academy or Keene Adventist Elementary School, Keene, Texas.

SAMMIE A. MOONEY
1934-2001
Sammie A. Mooney, 67, of Burleson went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 10, 2001. 
Mrs. Mooney was employed at the Waffle House in Burleson. She attended Crestmont Baptist Church and women's Sunday School class. She had many good friends.
Mrs. Mooney is survived by her brother, Bob Robertson; two sisters, Marie Minor and Glenda Phares; three daughters, Gay Lee, Susan Mooney and Tawnya Mooney; eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

FRED BON PARKS
1931-2001
Funeral services for Fred Bon Parks, 70, of Crowley were held Friday, July 20 at Baumgardner Chapel in Crowley. Dr. Carl Jennings officiated. Mr. Parks was buried with military and Masonic honors in Crowley Cemetery.
Mr. Parks died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospital. He was a retired U.S. master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.
He was born April 16, 1931, in Holliday to Samuel and Beulah Johnson Parks. He married Mary Jean Pearson, and they were married 44 years, three months and one day. He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Mr. Parks was a member of First Baptist Church of Crowley, a charter member of the Crowley Masonic Lodge #1437 and a member of the Crowley Moose Lodge #2200.
Mr. Parks was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Toy Cox.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jean Parks of Crowley; children, Merl Samuel Parks and Toy Jean Braudaway and husband, Glen, all of Crowley; brother, Joe Ray Parks of Holliday; grandson, Ashton Braudaway of Crowley; brother-in-law, Kenneth Cox; and three nieces.
Baumgardner Funeral Home of Crowley handled the arrangements.

ESSIE SIMS
1903-2001
Funeral services for Essie Sims, 98, of Throckmorton were held Friday, July 20 at First Baptist Church in Throckmorton. Reverends Pete Bradfield of Mineral Wells and Charles Fischer of Throckmorton officiated. Burial was at Throckmorton Cemetery.
Mrs. Sims died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, in a Throckmorton Health Care Center. She was a homemaker.
She was born March 9, 1903, in Comanche County, Texas to William Lee and Nancy Elizabeth (Powers) Everett. She was a lifelong resident of Throckmorton, a member of First Baptist Church and taught Sunday School for many years. She wrote the Nursing News for the Throckmorton Tribune for many years.
Mrs. Sims was preceded in death by a son, Ray Sims, in 1980; and a great-grandson, Jonathan Hamilton, in 1989.
She is survived by two sons, Frank H. Sims of Vernon and William Lee (Dub) Sims of Burleson; one daughter-in-law, Wanda Sims of Baird; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Merriman-Archer Funeral Home of Throckmorton handled the arrangements.

GRACE O. MITCHELL
1910-2001
Funeral services for Grace O. Mitchell, 91, of Burleson were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 21 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Burial was at Caddo Cemetery in Joshua. Visitation was from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Mitchell died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at a local hospital.
She was born April 18, 1910, to George Andrew Francis "Frank" Cheairs and Nancy "Nannie" Vanderpool Cheairs. Her mother's and father's roots went back to the founding of the Republic of Texas. They married in Joshua, Texas in 1890 and had moved to west Texas where Grace was born in Sterling City. After settling a ranch north of Big Springs in the Knott-Ackerly community, Grace met and married Frank Leeman "Tig" Mitchell in Pecos, Texas. Their children were James Frank, twins Clarence Lee and Clara Elizabeth, Billy Joe and Frank Gary.
Mrs. Mitchell is survived by sons, Billy Joe Mitchell and wife, Laura, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, Gary Mitchell and wife, "Ginny", of Burleson; daughter-in-laws, June Mitchell of Anson and Shirley Mitchell of Cleburne; son-in-law, Don Kilman of Joshua; 13 grandchildren; numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

BILLY WAYNE WILEMON
1947-2001
Funeral services for Billy Wayne Wilemon, 54, of Alvarado were held Friday, July 20, at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel of Fort Worth. Burial was at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Phillip Reyna, Shane Searcross, Ricky Fain and Benny Hay.
Mr. Wilemon died Monday, July 16, 2001, in Alvarado. He was a general contractor.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Villegas Wilemon of Alvarado; daughter, Altera Reyna and husband, Phillip, of Austin; sons, Coy Wilemon and wife, Tamara, of Grapevine, Hunter Wilemon of Alvarado and Allen Wilemon of Fort Worth; brother, Hermon L. Wilemon and wife, Judy, of Lubbock; sisters, Dorothy Harland and husband, Delbert, of Georgetown, Betty Click and husband, Meryl, of Burleson and Shirley Cupit of Burleson; and grandchildren, Coleman and Madison Reyna and Mason Wilemon
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

MINNIE PEARL DILLARD WILHITE
Funeral services for Minnie Pearl Dillard Wilhite, 93, of Burleson were held Tuesday, July 17 at Burleson Church of Christ. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Wilhite died Friday, July 13, 2001, at a Burleson hospice house. She was a homemaker.
A loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Mrs. Wilhite was a multi-talented and unique lady. She was a life member of the Fort Worth African Violet Society and had won numerous awards. She began oil painting when she was in her seventies. She also enjoyed crochet, knitting, needlepoint and using the exercise equipment at the care center where she resided. She was a member of Burleson Church of Christ and a former member of Richland Hills Church of Christ.
Mrs. Wilhite was preceded in death by her grandson, Russell Ted Johnson in 1968; and her husband, E.H. "Ted" Wilhite in 1972.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, LaVerne and Denver Boren of Pryor, Oklahoma, Carolyn and Arlie Johnson of Crowley, Kay and Charles Mason of Burleson; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family would appreciate memorials to the Emery J. Lilge Hospice House, 306 MedPark Drive, Burleson, Texas 76028.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

CHERYL ANDERTON
1950-2001
Funeral services for Cheryl Anderton, 51, of Joshua will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel of Fort Worth. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Ms. Anderton died Saturday, July 14, 2001, in Joshua. She was a Bookkeeper.
She is survived by her parents, Johnie and Jean Anderton of Joshua; aunts, Pauline Benson of Burleson and Loyce Turney of Arlington; uncle, Buddy "Bud" Anderton and wife, Margaret, of Fort Worth; and many cousins.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

AUDREY I. HARGIS
1922-2001
Graveside services for Audrey I. Hargis, 78, of Weatherford will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 18 at Landreth Cemetery in Palo Pinto County.
Mrs. Hargis died Monday, July 16, 2001, in Weatherford. She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker.
She was born December 12, 1922, in Enid, Oklahoma. She had been a resident of Parker County for 30 years and was a longtime member of the Eastern Star.
Mrs. Hargis is survived by her husband of 55 years, Peyton Hargis; daughter, Caryl Woolard and her husband, Bobby; son, Daryl Hargis and his wife, Tish; grandsons, Brian Hargis and Aaron Hargis.
Cotton Braten Funeral Home of Weatherford is in charge of the arrangements.

MARY E. FEHSE
1941-2001
Graveside services for Mary E. Fehse, 60, of Burleson, were held Monday, July 9 at Burleson Memorial Park.
Mrs. Fehse died Thursday, July 5, 2001, in Burleson. She was a retired supervisor for Munford Corporation.
Mrs. Fehse was born February 15, 1941. She was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Burleson Ward.
Mrs. Fehse is survived by her husband, Leroy Fehse of Burleson; son, John L. Fehse of Burleson; daughter, Carolyn S. Fessenden of Joshua; brothers, Chester M. Couchman and wife, Mary, of Quincy, Illinois, and James L. Couchman of Arlington; sisters, Viola Thompson of Troy, Mississippi, and Margaret Lofy of Springfield, Illinois; half-sister, Marian Robbins of Quincy, Illinois; half-brother, James P. Reddick of Quincy, Illinois; grandchildren, Alena and Catherine Fehse, and David, Tiffany and Mark Harbison.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

JUSTIN NEIL LANDERS
1983-2001
Funeral services for Justin Neil Landers, 18, of Joshua will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 12 at First Baptist Church of Burleson. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne. Visitation is from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Justin died Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at his home. He was a student.
Justin is survived by his father and stepmother, Steve and Linda Landers of Burleson; mother, Sharon Kim Patton of Granbury; sisters, Christa Gilbreath and Stevie Landers, both of Burleson, and Amber Landers of Fort Worth; grandparents, Bill Landers of Joshua, Elaine Landers of Joshua, John and Joan Patton of Alvarado.
Justin requested that any memorials be sent to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 5280 Trail Lake Drive, Suite 5, Fort Worth, Texas 76133.
He wanted to especially thank Dr. Pfaff and all the pulmonary staff, the Three South nurses and respiratory therapist at Cook Children's Hospital and to his extended families - the Bryants, LaBlancs, Yorks and Rodriguezes. He sent a very special thank you to Louis and the security guards at Cook Children's Hospital.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

LAURA GANTZ BLAIR
1959-2001
Funeral services for Laura Gantz Blair, 41, of Rochester, Minnesota, were held Thursday, June 28 at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Blair, beloved sister, mother, wife and daughter passed away suddenly Saturday, June 23, 2001, in Rochester, Minnesota. 
She was born August 6, 1959, in Snyder, Texas. She was a graduate from Crowley High School in 1977.
Mrs. Blair was an excellent musician and loved playing her guitar and drums. One of her greatest joys was playing the drums in her band as she traveled across the country, always joking and smiling. She decorated wedding cakes and brought happiness to everyone she met. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Mrs. Blair is survived by her husband, Joel Blair; son Jared Blair; daughter, Anna Blair; mother, Joyce Gantz; father, Judson Gantz; grandmother, Mae Rash; sister, Darlene McNutt; beloved niece, Elizabeth McNutt; aunts, Jo Morrow and Lynda Friedrick; cousins, Donna Morrow, Eddie and Rosie Morrow, Toni Fulguim, Karrah Shipman, Lisa Compagnone, Jerry Morrow and Jimmy Shipman; and numerous other family and friends.

FAYLINE BELL CAMPBELL
1920-2001
Funeral services for Fayline Bell Campbell, 80, of Crowley were held Wednesday, June 20 at The Church at Burleson. Pastor Don Womble officiated. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Campbell died Saturday, June 17, 2001, in Fort Worth. She was a homemaker.
She was born October 6, 1920, in Fort Worth to Tony and Bessie Cobb Anders. She was a member of The Church at Burleson, and was a loving and loved mother and grandmother.
Mrs. Campbell was preceded in death by her husband, L.F. "Shorty" Campbell in 1986, and by two sisters and two brothers.
She is survived by sons, Jerry Campbell and wife, Debbie, and Richard Campbell and wife, Linda, all of Crowley; daughter, Charla Loiselle and husband, Dennis,of Crowley; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Baumgardner Funeral Home of Crowley was in charge of the arrangements.

ZOE ANN OWENS
1927-2001
Funeral services for Zoe Ann Mathews Owens, 73, of Burleson were held Tuesday, July 10 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Owens died Friday, July 6, 2001. She was a retired bookkeeper and a homemaker. She retired from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1989. She had also been employed at the old First National Bank in downtown Fort Worth for many years.
She was born November 25, 1927, in Thurber. She attended and graduated from the old Trimble Tech High School where she was an honor student and a drum majorette.
Mrs. Owens was a very loving mother and grandmother with a caring, generous heart and a sweet spirit. She enjoyed watching her girls sing and her grandchildren in sports. She enjoyed numerous types of crafts, reading, vacations with her husband, and was a expert seamstress. She was a joy to be around and always had a beautiful smile.
"GiGi, we love you and adore you; you will be greatly missed on this earth, but we know that you have moved on to a better place in Heaven where you will be whole again. In this we take comfort in knowing that you will be our guardian angel and will always watch over us."
Mrs. Owens was preceded in death by her son, Dwain Walker Owens, and by her mother, Irene Laird.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, William T. Owens, a retiree of the Fort Worth Police Department; daughters, Karen K. Bradshaw and husband, Sterling, Jada Sue Iglesias and husband, Frank; grandchildren, Dwain Michael McFarland and wife, Amanda, Lauren K. McFarland, Melissa Frank, Jim McFarland and Christopher Owen Frank; great-grandchild, Aliyah; brother, W.R. Mathews; and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson/Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

DOROTHY M. THOMPSON PEASTER
Funeral services for Dorothy M. Thompson Peaster, 92, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, were held Friday, July 6 in Albuquerque. Graveside services were held Monday, July 9 at Keene Memorial Park in Keene.
Mrs. Peaster died Monday, July 2, 2001. She had lived in Albuquerque for 38 years.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul M.Thompson; second husband, Harry Peaster; three brothers; and two sisters.
She is survived by her two sons, Kenneth P. Thompson and wife, Juanita, and Dr. Richard H. Thompson; grandchildren, Renee Masker and Tim Thompson; and two great-grandsons, all of Albuquerque.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dorothy M. Peaster Memorial Fund, Heights Seventh-day Adventist Church, P.O. Box 14528, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87191.
French Mortuary of Albuquerque handled the arrangements.

LOU LAVELY
Memorial services for Lou Lavely, 64, of Burleson were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 7 at Ascension Lutheran Church in Cleburne.
Mr. Lavely died Wednesday, July 4, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was a retired oil company employee.
Mr. Lavely is survived by his wife, Margaret L. Lavely; son, Louis E. Lavely Jr. and his wife, Anne, of South Carolina; two daughters, Janice M. Patterson and husband, Fred, of Arlington, and Nancy M. Schlotzhauer and husband, Rodney, of Burleson; grandchildren, Andrew M. Lavely, Emily A. Schlotzhauer and Jason M. Patterson; mother, Mary L. Lavely of Maryland; brother, Thomas E. Lavely of North Carolina; and sister, Rose M. Carpenter of Maryland.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

HARVEY M. HIGHTOWER
1947-2001
Graveside services for Harvey M. Hightower, 54, of Burleson were held Tuesday, July 3 at Austin Memorial Park in Austin, Texas.
Chief Hightower died Saturday, June 30, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospital. He was the Chief of Police for the City of Burleson.
He was born June 18, 1947, in Brownwood, Texas, the son of Hendrix Morgan and Opal Mae Griffith Hightower. He was appointed Chief of Police for the City of Burleson on November 15, 1993. Under his leadership, the department has grown to a staff of 41 commissioned officers, 15 civilian employees and five volunteers. The department's excellence has been recognized by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, which reaccredited the Burleson Police Department twice during his term as Police Chief.
Chief Hightower had been with the Austin Police Department for 18 years, and served for two years as Police Chief in Wylie. He was a Vietnam combat veteran, having served as a sergeant and drill instructor in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Southwest Texas State University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from St. Edward's University. He recently earned a state certification in public management. He was actively involved in various professional associations, including the North Texas Police Chiefs Association, the Texas Police Chiefs Association, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Chief Hightower is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Chad and Jill Hightower of Mesquite; daughter, Krispin Hightower of Dallas; fiancee, Margaret Mitchell of Wylie; and the Heflin Family.
The family would appreciate memorials to the American Heart Association.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

RONALD LESLIE MORRIS
Funeral services for Ronald Leslie Morris, 59, of Burleson will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 5 at the First Baptist Church of Burleson. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery. Visitation is from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Mr. Morris died Sunday, July 1, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospice house. He was a chief deputy for the Johnson County Tax Office.
Mr. Morris, a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, had been a Burleson resident for 24 years. He managed the Rogers Shoe Store in downtown Fort Worth for many years. For the past 13 years he had been the chief deputy in the Johnson County Tax Office. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Burleson. He enjoyed being a handyman with numerous projects.
Mr. Morris is survived by his wife of 41 years, Donna Morris of Burleson; son, Ronald Dwain Morris and wife, Kim, of Alvarado; daughter, Beverly Roper and husband, Harrison, of Belfast, Maine; brothers, Bob J. Morris of Aledo, Archie "Bud" Morris of Granbury; grandchildren, Misty Michelle Morris and Steven Albert Morris, both of Alvarado, Hanna Bethany Roper and Rebekah Leslie Roper, both of Belfast, Maine.
The family would appreciate memorials to the Lilge Hospice House, 306 MedPark Drive, Burleson, Texas 76028, or to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church of Burleson.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

BOB ADAMS
1947-2001
Graveside services for Bob Adams, 54, of Hillsboro were held Tuesday, July 3 at Hillcrest Garden of Memory, west of Hillsboro, Texas. Reverend Cathy L. Bourgoin of Line Street United Methodist Church in Hillsboro officiated.
Mr. Adams died Sunday, July 1, 2001, in Burleson. He was a plumber.
He was born June 21, 1947, in Houston, Texas, the son of Morris Robert Adams and Mary Margaret (Portele) Aldridge. He grew up in Houston and graduated from high school there. He joined the U.S. Army after high school, and afterwards lived around the Southwest.
Mr. Adams married Pam McGill on November 27, 1987. He had been a resident of Hillsboro for the last 16 years and was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Adams was preceded in death by his father, Morris Adams, and stepfather, F.M. "Buddy" Aldridge.
He is survived by his wife, Pam Adams of Burleson; mother, Mary Margaret Aldridge of Hillsboro; three children, Robert Adams and his wife, Candace, of Abilene, Shana Lucero and her husband, Jim, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Leigh Margaret Watkins and her husband, Mike, of Iron River, Michigan; one brother, Byron D. Adams of Hillsboro; two sisters, Barbara Hubbert and her husband, Dave, of Simonton, Texas, and Pat Jones and her husband, Don, of Hillsboro; seven grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family would appreciate memorials to Line Street United Methodist Church, 304 Line Street, Houston, Texas.
Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors of Hillsboro handled the arrangements.

FRANK E. PARKER
Frank E. Parker, 55, of Burleson died Saturday, June 30, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Parker is survived by his wife, Jean Parker of Burleson; stepsons, Douglas Ray Jeffress and wife, Maylene, Rodney Gene Jeffress and wife, Lisa, Wesley Bryant Jeffress, Aaron Dean Morgan and wife, Nita, all of Burleson; granddaughters, Tiffany Lynn Jeffress and Stefanie Denise Jeffress, both of Burleson; grandsons, Garrett Lee Wells and Brandon Lee Barrington, both of Burleson.
Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne is in charge of the arrangements.

JAMES (J.T.) THOMAS CRAWFORD II
1948-2001
A memorial service for James (J.T.) Thomas Crawford II, 52, of Kingman, Arizona will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday July 8 at the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Youth Chapel. Edmund Fry will officiate.
Mr. Crawford died Monday, June 25, 2001, in Kingman. He was a former resident of Keene. 
He was born August 2, 1948 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He lived in Keene for many years. He worked in a motorcycle shop and played on the Keene baseball team. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam.
James, better known to friends and family as J.T., will be remembered as a true lover of American Indian and Civil War history. At one time he headed an association called "Friends of Flint." He led many expeditions through Arizona and New Mexico. He leaves behind a history of American Indian and Civil War relics. All who crossed his path loved him, and he was admired by many historians.
Mr. Crawford was preceded in death by his father, Major James T. Crawford; and mother, Marie Cherry Crawford.
His is survived by his sister, Cherry (Totsie) Crawford of Washington, D.C., and numerous cousins. He will be missed as a brother and a true friend to all.

THOMAS DOYLE FOSTER
Graveside services for Thomas Doyle Foster of Burleson were held Monday, July 2 at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Thomas Doyle, a newborn, died Friday, June 29, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospital.
He is survived by his parents, Tom and Kelly Foster of Burleson; sisters, Mallory Foster of Burleson, Kandice and Summer Foster, both of Alvarado; grandparents, Bob and Mattie Foster and J.D. and Sydney Eller of Burleson; great-grandparents, Clarabell Trice of St. Jo, Texas, Bob and Mary Williams of Joshua, Leo and Lena Eller of Burleson; aunts and uncles, Buster and Sandra Foster of Burleson, Pennie and Joe Agan of Marshfield, Missouri; cousins, Kallie, Chase and Brandon Foster of Burleson, Kristin Dickerson, Tara, Katie and B.J. Agan, all of Marshfield, Missouri. 
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

PATRICIA ANN COX
1944-2001
Funeral services for Patricia Ann Cox, 57, of Dublin were held Friday, June 29 at First Baptist Church of Dublin. Reverend W. Dean Bradley officiated. Burial was at Hanson Cemetery.
Mrs. Cox died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, in Comanche County, Texas. She was a Registered Nurse. 
She was born May 18, 1944, in Fort Worth to Thomas Reyes Vargas and Juanita Audrey Reeves Vargas. She married Charles Dennis Cox on April 6, 1962, in Fort Worth. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dublin.
Mrs. Cox was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Thomas Reyes Vargas, Jr.; uncle, Raymond Humphrey; brother-in-law, Timothy Wilson; and father-in-law, Hollis Cox.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Dennis Cox of Dublin; son, Charles Robert (Bobby) Cox of Granbury; son and daughter-in-law, John David and Kathy Joy Cox of Dublin; grandsons, Kyle Chandler Cox of Granbury and David Harrison Cox of Dublin; granddaughter, Ashlynd Leigh Cox of Granbury; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Helen and Jay Jarvis of Bloomington, Indiana, and Violet Audrey and Delton Ray Berna of Burleson; sister, Gloria Wilson of Fort Worth; mother-in-law, Lavada Cox of Dublin; sister-in-law, Barbara Vargas of Euless; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Pat Cox Memorial Fund with Stephenville Bank and Trust, the Gideon International or the First Baptist Church of Dublin.
Harrell Funeral Home of Dublin, Texas handled the arrangements.

ROBERT WAYNE LUMMUS
1960-2001
Funeral services for Robert Wayne Lummus, 41, of Kennedale were held Monday, June 25 at Emerald Hills Memorial Chapel in Kennedale. Burial was at Emerald Hills Memorial Park.
Mr. Lummus died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at an Arlington hospital. He was a machinist.
He was born February 17, 1960, in Lubbock. He was a longtime resident of Fort Worth. Mr. Lummus enjoyed music, stock car racing and building model cars. He will be greatly missed and always loved by his family, friends and all who knew him.
Mr. Lummus was preceded in death by his mother, Bobbie Lummus; father, Lonnie Lummus; and brother, James Lummus.
He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Paula Lummus of Kennedale; son, Dustin Lummus of Kennedale; daughter Laycee Lummus of Kennedale; brother, Ronnie Lummus of Everman; nephews, John and Jeremy Lummus and Brennon Cogburn; numerous other relatives; and many friends.
Emerald Hills Funeral Home of Kennedale handled the arrangements.

WILLIS ARNOLD ESTELL
1910-2001
Funeral services for Willis Arnold Estell, 90, of Burleson were held Thursday, June 28 at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson. A graveside service was held Friday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Hot Spring, Arkansas.
Mr. Estell died Monday, June 25, 2001,at his home in Burleson. He was a retired aircraft electrician.
He was born October 8, 1910, in Harvel, Illinois, and had been a resident of Burleson since 1969 when he moved from Fort Worth. He was a member of the Fort Worth First Seventh-day Adventist Church where he served as a deacon for many years. He retired from General Dynamics in 1972 where he worked in test instrumentation.
Mr. Estell was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Velma Pittman Estell.
He is survived by daughters, Arlene Tucker and husband, Duane, of Keene, Maxine Smith of Joshua, and Donna Hines and husband, Bobby, of Ovilla; four grandchildren, Mike Tucker of Mansfield, Vicki Tucker of Roanoke, Donald Hines of Alvarado, and Tim Hines of Plano; five great-grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Pauline and Pete Homishak of Hot Springs, Arkansas; and many nieces and nephews.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

ZILPHA "NANA" LANGLEY
1907-2001
Funeral services for Zilpha Langley, 94, of Burleson were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 28 at the Laurel Land Memorial Chapel of Burleson. Interment was at Parkdale Cemetery in Arlington.
Mrs. Langley died Monday, June 25, 2001, in Burleson. She was a retired child care provider.
She is survived by daughter, Carolyn Sue Hurst of Burleson; grandchildren, Tim Mankins and wife, Joy, of Joshua, Tina Mankins of Burleson, Roy Hurst, Jr. of Burleson; great-grandchildren, Taylor and Shelby Mankins of Joshua; several nieces and nephews and many friends. We all love you and miss you, Nana. She will be especially missed by her "adopted" family Vernon and Barbara Wells and Meredith, who loved her Nana with all her heart.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

HEIDI HEATHER FISHER HOPPS
1974-2001
Funeral services for Heidi Heather Fisher Hopps, 27, of Bryan, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 30 at the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church in Keene. Burial will be in Keene Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Friday, June 29 from 6pm to 8pm at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne.
Mrs. Hopps died Monday, June 11, 2001, in Bryan, Texas. She was a 1992 graduate of Chisholm Trail Academy, Keene, a 1996 graduate of Southwestern Adventist University, and at the time of her death was a student at Texas A & M School of Veterinary Medicine.
Mrs. Hopps was born April 12, 1974, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She married James Matthew Hopps on March 12, 1995, in Keene.
She is survived by her husband, James Matthew Hopps, of Bryan; mother, Carolyn Collette Fisher, of Keene; father, Dr. David Alan Fisher, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; sister, Aimee Fisher Brazier; brother-in-law, Clifton Brazier; nephew, Ashton Brazier; grandparents, H.L. and Virginia Caviness, all of Keene, and Ralph and Ruth Fisher of Albuquerque, New Mexico; uncle, Brian Fisher of San Mateo, California; aunt and uncle, Bill and Jody Worrell of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements.

DESTRY MICHAEL JANUSCH
1997-2001
Funeral services for Destry Michael Janusch, 4, of Burleson are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 28 at the First Baptist Church of Burleson, 317 W. Ellison. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Grand Avenue in Fort Worth. Visitation is from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Fort Worth.
Destry passed away Sunday, June 24, 2001, at Cook's Children Hospital after battling brain cancer for more than a year.
He was born April 8, 1997, in Fort Worth. He loved his brother, Jake, and family more than anything in the world. His passions included being a big brother, playing baseball and bowling. Destry enjoyed being a little boy. He touched the hearts of everyone he met and impacted an entire community. He will live in our thoughts and inspirations. He was "Our Dream Come True."
May your laughter fill the sky
And your love blanket us
Till we are together again.
Take care of him LORD
For he is still just a baby.
Destry was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert E. Majors. 
He is survived by his parents, Bill and Summer Janusch; brother, James Cole (Jake), all of Burleson; paternal grandparents, Bill and Sandy Janusch of Burleson; maternal grandparents, Sue Morgan, and Captain and Mrs. James A. Borup, of Santa Fe, Texas; Aunt Kathy, Jon and Mandi Allen; Uncle Mike, Dianne and Jessica Janusch; and Aunt Lisa and Joseph Brown. Destry is survived by many other family and friends who loved him very much.

Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Fort Worth/Burleson 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.

Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Fort Worth/Burleson handleld the arrangements.

MARIAN CHEDRICK ZEVCHAK JANIGA
1914-2001
Mass of Christian Burial for Marian Chedrick Zevchak Janiga, 87, of Crowley was held Tuesday, June 26 at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Fort Worth. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Joseph Zevchak, Paul Mazzenga, Jack O'Brien, Mark O'Brien, James O'Brien and Rick Urbanek.
Mrs. Janiga died Saturday, June 23, 2001. She was a retired city employee of Dearborn, Michigan.
She was born March 14, 1914, the oldest of 18 children, to Mr. and Mrs. John Chedrick of Pennsylvania. She had a heart of gold and loved her family.
Mrs. Janiga was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers and sisters, and a granddaughter, Donna Jonas.
She is survived by son, John J. "Z-Man" Zevchak and wife, Mary Ann; daughters, Elaine Jonas Wood and husband, James, Margie Ann Artuso and husband, Edward; grandchildren, Cheryl Payne, Karen Jonas, Joseph Artuso, Kim Artuso Williams, Dawn Artuso, Marianne Stansfield, Joseph Zevchak, Lorraine Turner, Suzanne Ridge; great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Renaissance Park, Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest, Hospice, Vitas and Dr. Morrissette for all the loving care provided to Marian.

Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Fort Worth/Burleson handled the arrangements.

ROY ALTON NANCE
1938-2001
Funeral services for Roy Alton Nance, 62, of Crowley were held Friday, June 22 at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Mr. Nance died June 18, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was a semi-retired self-employed sheet metal roofer.
He was born October 15, 1938, in Gadsden, Alabama. He worked his whole life for his family. The carport and patio company he held together, Midsouth Carports, was his final career. He was the master of so many things, and there was nothing he could not fix. He always was and will be the rock of his family. If you met him once, you did not forget Roy Nance.
Mr. Nance is survived by his wife of 44 years, Barbara Nance of Crowley; daughters, Anita Nance of Crowley, Darlene Brooks-Ruis and husband, Doug, of Burleson, Brenda Warren and husband, Ed, of Crowley, Milly Allen and husband, Randy, of Crowley and Vinga Lee Martin of Arlington; eight grandchildren, Darynda, Barbie, J.W., April, Cassandra, Ashley, Eddie and Randy; six great-grandchildren, Chyenne, Jason, Dillon, Richard, Rebekah and Trevor; and brothers and sisters in Alabama.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

ALLEN RAY HOOD
1935-2001
Funeral services for Allen Ray Hood, 66, of Crowley were held Monday, June 25 at the Burleson Church of Christ. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park.
Mr. Hood died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at his home. He was a retired realtor and contractor.
He was born January 23, 1935, the son of Raymond L. and Margie E. Tate Hood. He served his country in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne. He attended the Burleson Church of Christ.
Mr. Hood lost his battle with cancer surrounded by his family. He will be greatly missed by all his loved ones.
Mr. Hood is survived by his son, Gary Hood and wife, Janet, of Burleson; daughter, Paula Pool and husband, Mike, of Crowley; mother, Margie Hood of Tempe, Arizona; sister, Patsy Gee of Tempe, Arizona; grandchildren, James Darnell, Carlie Darnell, Kristie Hood, Brandon Pool; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice of Texas or a charity of choice.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

JOSE SOLIS ARCOS
1915-2001
Mass of Christian Burial for Jose Solis Arcos, 86, of Burleson was held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at Saint Ann Catholic Church of Burleson. Rosary was recited at 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 22 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel of Fort Worth.
Mr. Arcos died Thursday, June 21, 2001, in Burleson. He was a retired Supervisor for H.B. Zachry Construction Company.
Mr. Arcos was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Amada Arcos; and son, Roddy Arcos.
He is survived by children, Joe Arcos and wife, Mary, of Burleson, Jaime Arcos and wife, Rosie, of Fairfield, Alma Arcos of Burleson; brothers, Manuel, Jesus and Simon Arcos; sisters, Alicia Pedroza and Apolina Martinez; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

FRANK MOSS
1934-2001
Funeral services for Louie Franklin Moss, 67, of Burleson will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 21 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial will be at Skyvue Memorial Park. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home.
Mr. Moss died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at a local hospital. He was a U.S. Army veteran and had retired from the Everman I.S.D. after 12 years of service. He was a loving husband, father, papaw and friend.
Mr. Moss is survived by his wife of 41 years, Billie Moss of Burleson; sons, Byron Moss and U.S. Air Force Sergeant Kevin Moss and wife, Tammy, all of Burleson; sisters, Bonnie Barnes of Fort Worth and Mildred Norris of Krum; granddaughters, Courtney and Lindsay Moss of Burleson; grandsons, Brent and Britton Moss of Burleson; many other loving family members; and a host of friends.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Fort Worth/Burleson handled the arrangements.

GLADYS H. HOEFLEIN
Funeral services for Gladys H. Hoeflein, 80, were held Wednesday, June 20 at Valley Memorial Park Chapel in Novato, California.
Mrs. Hoeflein died Thursday, June 14, 2001. She was born in Crowley and lived in Marin County for 45 years.She attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.
In addition to being a full time wife and mother, Mrs. Hoeflein worked with Guide Dogs for the Blind for several years. In the early 1970's, she and her husband owned and operated Cal's Steak House in San Rafael, California.
Mrs. Hoeflein is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Ray V. "Dick" Hoeflein; her devoted son, Howard Ray Hoeflein of Penngrove, California; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Berniece H. and Ed T. Maples; brother-in-law, Jerry Hoeflein; nieces, Judy K. Nelson and her husband, Earl L. Nelson, and Leslie A. Parker and her husband, John B. Parker; nephew, W. Scott Finks and his wife, Jan; as well as numerous great-nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to Guide Dogs for the Blind or the American Lung Association.
Keaton's Mortuary in San Rafael, California handled the arrangements.

JAMES G.G. "JIMMIE" BRANSOM
1913-2001
Funeral services for James G.G. "Jimmie" Bransom, 88, of Burleson were held Thursday, June 14 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Burial was at Prairie Springs Cemetery in Burleson.
Mr. Bransom died Monday, June 11, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was a retired supervisor for the Fort Worth Army Depot.
He was born April 7, 1913, in Burleson to James Allen and Mary "Mollie" Jenkins Bransom. He married Nellie Ray White on September 16, 1933, in Cleburne. Mr. Bransom was a World War II Army Veteran and a member of Reece Prairie Baptist Church in Burleson. He loved gardening and taking care of his cows. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Mr. Bransom was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and one sister.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Nellie Ray Bransom of Burleson; son, Jim Bransom and wife, Margie, of Southlake; daughters, Elaine Ford and husband, Frank, of Granbury, Betty Jane Russell and husband, David, of Joshua; brother, Neil Warren Bransom of Burleson, formerly of Coldwater, Kansas; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three nieces; and one nephew.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association, P.O. Box 9709, Fort Worth, Texas 76147.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

DARRELL WILLIAM LEDBETTER
1929-2001
Funeral services for Darrell William Ledbetter, 71, of Burleson, were held Friday, June 15 at the Burleson Church of Christ. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park.
Mr. Ledbetter died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was retired from the oil industry.
He was born December 23, 1929, in Duffau, Texas to William Euin and Nellie Bell Ledbetter. He married Reba Joyce Ledbetter on October 20, 1951, in Fort Worth. He was a member of the Burleson Church of Christ for 40 years where he served as a deacon and elder for many years. He served his country in the United States Army.
Mr. Ledbetter is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Reba Joyce Ledbetter; four children, David Wade Ledbetter and wife, Martha, of Burleson, Cheryl Ann Williams and husband, Buster, of Burleson, William Alan Ledbetter and wife, Lettia, of Midlothian, and Kelly Joyce Cantrell and husband, Steve, of Arlington; nine grandchildren, Sarah A. Ledbetter, David Wade Ledbetter, Jr. and wife, Juli Beth, Leah A. Williams, Luke A. Williams, Dustin W. Ledbetter, Derek A. Ledbetter, Samantha D. Ledbetter, Lauren M. Cantrell, and J. Ryan Cantrell; one great-grandchild, David Wade Ledbetter III; three sisters, Ruby Teague and husband, Wayne, Louise Hamilton, and Sue Lee; numerous nieces and nephews; and friends who proudly claimed to be honorary children or grandchildren of Darrell and Reba.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Burleson Church of Christ Property Fund, Christ's Haven for Children in Keller, or Foster Home for Children in Stephenville.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

ROGER DENNIS LEACH
1952-2001
Funeral services for Roger Dennis Leach, 48, of Eagle Mountain, California were held on June 1, 2001, with burial in Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California.
A former resident of Fort Worth, Mr. Leach died of a heart attack May 28, 2001, at his home in Eagle Mountain. He was a field-training officer for a correctional facility in Eagle Mountain and served in the Marine Corps.
He was born November 28, 1952, in Colorado City, Texas, to Milburn Dennis Leach and Darlene Jones Leach. He grew up in Fort Worth and attended Paschal High School. He married Deborah Arnette on October 8, 1972, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mr. Leach was preceded in death by his son, Christopher; father, Milburn Dennis Leach; half-brother, Donald; and his grandparents.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Leach; sons, Jeremy of Desert Hot Springs, California, and Daniel of Palm Springs; his mother, Darlene Leach of Cleburne; brother, Allan and wife, Leah, of Alvarado; sister, Cher Ptacek and husband, Fred, of Joshua; and one grandchild, James of Desert Hot Springs; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

MARILYN J. GREGSTON
Memorial services for Marilyn J. Gregston, 50, of Fort Worth will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 11 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Karl Jones will officiate.
Mrs. Gregston died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospice house. She was a paperhanger.
A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Mrs. Gregston had been a lifelong resident of Fort Worth. She enjoyed snow skiing in the Rocky Mountains, hiking and camping in Colorado, playing video games with her grandchildren, hanging wallpaper and being with her family.
Mrs. Gregston is survived by her husband, William "Rusty" Gregston of Fort Worth; children, Susan Moore and Davin Moore, both of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Chance Taylor Patterson and Aristen Lopez; brothers, Richard Tischler of Burleson and Thomas Tischler of Hurst; sisters, Patricia Ortiz and Elizabeth Schreiner, both of Burleson.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

JACK WESLEY THOMA
Funeral services for Jack Wesley Thomas, 74, of Burleson were held Friday, June 8 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Mr. Thomas died Monday, June 4, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was a ceramic tile contractor for 60 years. He loved fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Sheila Thomas of Burleson; daughters, Debi Kempin and husband, Kevin, of Arlington and Cindy Blackmon and husband, Robert, of Watuaga; stepchildren, Todd Shaffer and wife, Michelle, of Mississippi, Stacy Hill of North Carolina and Misty Lewis of Florida; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Buddy Thomas of Hico and Larry Thomas of Houston; sisters, Exie Kneip of Fort Worth, Francis Campbell and husband, Charles, of Fort Worth and Beth Thomas of Bedford; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

LOLA BERRYMAN GUTHRIE
1904-2001
Funeral services for Lola Berryman Guthrie, 96, of Joshua were held Tuesday, June 5 at First Baptist Church of Joshua. Burial was at Wilson Valley Cemetery in Little River, Texas. Dr. David Hampton, Reverend Tim Guthrie, Brother Paul Guthrie and Reverend David VanBebber officiated.
Mrs. Guthrie died Saturday, June 2, 2001, in Joshua. She was an educator in the public school system for 46 years.
She was born December 2, 1904, in Holland, Texas, to Charley H. Berryman and Ema Pearl Posey Berryman. She married Jack T. Guthrie on December 28, 1933, in Little River, Texas.
Mrs. Guthrie was a graduate of Mary Hardin Baylor with a degree major in social sciences and education minors in Spanish and religion. She taught in Bell county, and then moved to Joshua where she taught for 32 years until her retirement in 1974. 
Mrs. Guthrie received numerous awards and recognitions during her teaching career.She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Delta Kappa Gamma, the Texas Retired Teachers Association and the First Baptist Church of Joshua, where she was a member for 59 years.
Mrs. Guthrie was preceded in death by her brothers, Wylie, Harmon, Walter, Wilson and Jessie Berryman; and a sister, Mae Ola Berryman.
She is survived by her son, Jackie "Jack" P. Guthrie and wife, Pauline "Polly", of Joshua; daughter, Lola Jacqueline Massey of Port Richey, Florida; sister, Anna Bell Andrews of Temple; grandchildren, Patricia Lynn VanBebber and husband, David, of Maplewood, Minnesota, Tim Guthrie and wife, Heidi, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, John Guthrie and wife, Cassie, of Kingwood, Texas, Paul Guthrie and wife, Holly, of Joshua, Melanie Button and husband, John, of Keyport, New Jersey, Mark Massey of New Port Richey, Florida, Matthew Massey and wife, Anna, of New Port Richey, Florida; great-grandchildren, Cayleigh Guthrie, Sarah, Rachel and Rebekah VanBebber, Timothy Guthrie II, Nathan Guthrie, Matthew, Amber and Meghan Massey, Randy, Brandon and Bobbie Stephens; great-great-grandchildren, Tyler and Austin Stephens; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial in lieu of flowers may be sent to the "Building Fund" at First Baptist Church in Joshua.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

EUNICE B. CANTRELL
Funeral services for Eunice B. Cantrell, 75, of Fort Worth were held Saturday, June 2 at South Hills Baptist Church. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth.
Mrs. Cantrell died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, in Fort Worth. She was a retired catalog clerk with Montgomery Ward.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Lacy Cantrell of Fort Worth; children, Ronnie Cantrell of Fort Worth, Elaine Cross and husband, Robert, of Fort Worth, Doug Cantrell and wife, Joyce, of Euless, Carolyn Medina and husband, Reuben, of Crowley, Darrell Cantrell and wife, Sunshine, of Fort Worth; brother, Bobby Eakin of Burleson; sister, Dorothy Rasco of Everman; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements

CHERYL LYNN CATO
1961-2001
Funeral services for Cheryl Lynn Cato, 39, of Crowley were held Friday, June 1 at First Baptist Church of Crowley. Dr. Carl Jennings officiated. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Mrs. Cato died Monday, May 28, 2001, in an auto accident in Llano County. She was a homemaker.
She was born September 28, 1961, in Essex, Maryland. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crowley.
Mrs. Cato is survived by her husband, Roy Cato, and children, Shane, Erin and Joshua Wilson, all of Crowley; parents, William L. and Wanda Rentzell; grandmother, Lillie Thompson; brother, Robert Rentzell and wife, Raetta, all of Fort Worth; sister, Paula Rentzell of Arlington.
Baumgardner Funeral Home of Crowley handled the arrangements.

GARY PAUL COCHRAN
1942-2001
Graveside services for Gary Paul Cochran, 59, of Joshua will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 6 at Caddo Cemetery in Joshua.
Mr. Cochran died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at a local hospital.
He was born April 5, 1942, in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was a member of The Living Word Church in Joshua and had served in the National Guard.
Mr. Cochran is survived by sons, Jeff Cochran and wife, Stacy, of Arlington, and David Cochran, also of Arlington; daughters, Valerie Young and husband, David, of Joshua and Sharon Sprouse and husband, Ray, of Gautler, Mississippi; grandchildren, William, Michael, Clint, Chelsea and Jacob.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

RONNIE HAMPTON
Funeral services for Ronnie Hampton, 52, of Burleson will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 6 at Mount Olivet Chapel. Burial will be at Veal Station Cemetery, south of Springtown.
Mr. Hampton died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at his home after a two year battle with cancer. He was a journeyman carpenter for 15 years, an aircraft mock-up builder, and worked for Martin Sprocket and Gear as a draftsman and planner.
A loving and devoted husband and father, Mr. Hampton was born in Fort Worth, was raised in Haltom City and resided in Burleson for the last 25 years. His hobbies were woodworking and auto restoration. He was a member of St. Luke Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Lone Star Nova Club.
Mr. Hampton is survived by his wife, Carol Hampton; daughter, Kelly Hampton, both of Burleson; parents, Burley and Vena Hampton of Haltom City; sister, Carol Sue Travis of Saginaw; mother-in-law, May Terrell of Fort Worth; brother-in-law, Michael Terrell and wife, Cathy, of Austin; three nieces; and one nephew.
Mount Olivet Funeral Home of Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements.

TOM TOLLESON
1941-2001
Funeral services for Tom Tolleson, 59, of Burleson were held Tuesday, June 5 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Chapel in Fort Worth. Reverend James Edson officiated. Interment was at Laurel Land Cemetery in Fort Worth.
Pallbearers were Coy Pennington, Sr., Coy Pennington, Jr., Mark Petty, Michael Pearson, Jim Garner, Kevin Rector, Jason Holt and Michael Tolleson.
Mr. Tolleson died Friday, June 1, 2001, at a Fort Worth Hospital.
He was born October 2, 1941, in Marshall, Texas to Euless and Mary Alice Tolleson. He served in the United States Army where he received numerous letters of commendation.
For many years Mr. Tolleson was very active in the Burleson Boys Club Organization, serving as a board member and Pee Wee Football Coach. For his dedication, time and love for children he was presented with the Man and Boy Award by the Boys Clubs of America. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Mr. Tolleson was preceded in death by his mother and father; his sister, Mary Dell Ballew; and his brother, James Durwood Grisham.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Tolleson of Burleson; son, Michael Tolleson of Arlington; two daughters, Donna Petty and Rhonda Tolleson, both of Burleson; and grandchildren, Kristen and Kara Petty of Burleson.

MARILYN J. HAROLD
1934-2001
Funeral services for Marilyn Harold, 66, of Burleson were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at Greenwood Funeral Home.
Mrs. Harold died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at a local hospital. She was a retired registered nurse.
She was born November 29, 1934, in Ottawa, Illinois. She had been a Burleson resident for 33 years.
Mrs. Harold was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Harold.
She is survived by three daughters, Pam Spicer of Mansfield, Sheryl Denson of Burleson and Barbara Stephenson of Joshua; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Greenwood Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

SUSIE ALPINE BLANTON
1915-2001
Funeral services for Susie Alpine Blanton, 85, of Fort Worth were held Wednesday, May 9 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Reverend Dub Taylor officiated.
Mrs. Blanton died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at the home of her daughter, Suzanne Noble, in Joshua. She died from complications from Alzheimer's disease; her daughter was her caregiver for several years.
Mrs. Blanton was born September 4, 1915, in Rice, Texas. She married Ben Blanton on April 3, 1948. She was retired from J.C. Penney and had been a member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church since 1954.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Ben Blanton of Fort Worth; daughter, Suzanne Noble and her husband, Mike, of Joshua; three grandchildren, Jennifer Noble of Fort Worth, Jamie Mullins and her husband, Camron, of Crowley, and Jay T. Noble of Joshua; sister, Myrtle Pendley of Fort Worth; sister-in-law, Dorothy Blanton of Canyon Lake; and several nieces and nephews.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

THEDA V. DARNELL
Funeral services for Theda V. Darnell, 80, of Burleson were held Friday, June 1 at First United Methodist Church of Burleson. Burial was at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Mrs. Darnell died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at a North Richland Hills care center. She was a homemaker.
She married a groceryman in 1939, and answered the call to the ministry with her husband in 1956. They organized the First United Methodist Church of Bedford that year. They also pastored at First United Methodist Church of Burleson, Couch Memorial United Methodist Church in Weatherford, First United Methodist Church of Graham, and Memorial United Methodist Church in Walnut Springs. She remained faithful to that calling until their retirement in 1980.
Mrs. Darnell had been a resident of Burleson for 20 years and was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Fellowship Class and United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Eumathian Study Club. She enjoyed interior decorating, gardening and travel.
Mrs. Darnell was preceded in death by a son, Gary Darnell, in 1989.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Jay Darnell of Burleson; son, Toby Darnell of Burleson; brother, T.A. Smith of Austin; sister, Lucille Hawkins of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Ginger Chiofalo and husband, Craig, of Atlanta, Georgia, Shane Darnell of Manchester, New Hampshire, Melanie Deakins and husband, Derek, of Houston, Karen Darnell of Huntsville, Jennifer Darnell of Houston; great-grandson, Jack Daniel Deakins of Houston; daughter-in-law, Rebecca Darnell of Houston; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would appreciate memorials to the Alzheimer's Unit of the Wesleyan Homes, P.O. Box 486, Georgetown, Texas 78627.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

ROY EBARB
1919-2001
Funeral services for Roy Ebarb, 82, of Burleson were held Friday, June 1 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was at Emerald Hills Memorial Park in Kennedale.
Mr. Ebarb died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, in a local hospital. He was retired from the City of Burleson.
He was born May 25, 1919, in Van Zandt County, but lived most of his life in Johnson County where he married Earlene Anderson in 1941. He served in World War II in the U.S. Marine Corp. He was wounded on Guadalcanal.
Mr. Ebarb was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister and a grandson, Vernon Greer.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Earlene; son, LeRoy Ebarb of Fort Worth; daughter, Mary Greer and her husband, Tex, of Everman; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Fort Worth/Burleson handled the arrangements.

DOVIE LOU JACKSON
1920-2001
Graveside services for Dovie Lou Jackson, 81, a former resident of Keene, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 at Keene Cemetery.
Mrs. Jackson died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at Washington County Hospital. She was a resident of Williamsport Nursing Home in Williamsport, Maryland.
She was born January 11, 1920, in Mullin, Texas, the daughter of the late George and Alice Gibbard Talley. Mrs. Jackson was a member of the Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hagerstown, Maryland. She retired in 1985 from Flowers Manufacturing in Keene.
Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Jefferson Jackson on March 23, 1988.
She is survived by daughter, Dixie L. Jackson of Telephone, Texas; two sons, Ray Jackson of Shreveport, Louisiana, and Buster Jackson of Hagerstown, Maryland; two sisters, Pearl Pickett of Belton, Texas, and Ethel Gossett of San Antonio, Texas; two brothers, Luther Talley of Hillsboro, Ohio, and Thomas Talley of California; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren

ISABEL V. O'BRIEN
1929-2001
Mass of Christian Burial for Isabel Virginia Delgado O'Brien, 71, of Crowley will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 30 at Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church, 3601 Altamesa Boulevard in Fort Worth. Burial will be at Burleson Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Jack O'Brien, Mark O'Brien, Jim O'Brien, Rick Urbanek, Scott Hester and Bill Beth.
Mrs. O'Brien died Friday, May 25, 2001. She was a homemaker.
She was born July 21, 1929, in Chicago, Illinois, the eighth of nine children of Joseph and Mary Delgado. She attended Providence High School and at that time met the love of her life, Johnny O'Brien.
A dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she loved each of her family members "the best." A true servant of all, she was dignified and elegant in all her undertakings, and her husband called her "Queenie."
Mrs. O'Brien was a devout Christian and was filled with the Spirit of God. She was a member of St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church, Bible Study Fellowship and Third Order of St. Francis.
She had the gift of hospitality, and everyone was welcome in their home. The mother of eight children, she never tired of teaching her family about God. She was clothed with strength and dignity, and she spoke with wisdom and discernment. Her children call her blessed, and her husband praises her, saying: "Many daughters have done virtuously, but you have excelled them all." This is a woman who feared the Lord and is to be honored. She earned her reward, let her works bring her praise.
Mrs. O'Brien was preceded in death by her parents; son, Michael O'Brien; brothers, Joseph and John Delgado; sister, Mary Teresa Van Wie, Aloysia Meyers; and granddaughter, Christy.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 51 years, John J. O'Brien III; children, Mary Ann and John "Z-Man" Zevchak, Joan and Bill Beth, John "Jack" O'Brien, Erin and Kenneth "Rick" Urbanek, Kathleen and Scott Hester, Mark and Heather O'Brien, James and Jennie O'Brien; sisters, Dorothy Wagner, Zona Rita Gryzoski, Margaret and Van Herrero, and Loretta Bopp; 22 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Harris Methodist Hospital for the tender loving care Mrs. O'Brien received.

Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson/Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAM HOLLIS "HOTSHOT" CUNNINGHAM
1930-2001
Funeral services for William Hollis "Hotshot" Cunningham, 71, of Burleson were held Sunday, May 27 at South Burleson Baptist Church. Brother Dick Chappel officiated. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park.
Mr. Cunningham died Friday, May 25, 2001, at a local hospice. He was retired from Lockheed (formerly General Dynamics) of Fort Worth. 
He was born May 9, 1930, in Hillsboro, the son of Edward and Fannie Tanner Cunningham. He served in the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1956. He lived in Hill County most of his life before moving to Burleson in 1986.
Mr. Cunningham was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Kelley Cunningham; daughter, Renee Cunningham; three brothers, Eddie Cunningham of Wichita Falls, Halton Cunningham of Fort Worth, Morris Cunningham of Waco; two sisters, Velma Upchurch of Mansfield and Dorothy Earl of Aquilla.
He is survived by sons, Hollis Cunningham II of Whitney, and Kelly Cunningham of Dallas; daughters, Denise Freeman, Jessica Cunningham of Burleson; brothers, Treat Cunningham of Gun Barrel City, Charles Cunningham of Hillsboro; sisters, Ela Mae Ward of Rendon, Wanda Goyer of Pasadena; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.
He was like a father to all who knew him.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

KRISTOPHER LYNN SYRUS
1984-2001
Funeral services for Kristopher Lynn Syrus, 16, of Crowley were held Friday, May 25 at Baumgardner Chapel in Crowley. Burial was at Skyvue Memorial Gardens.
Kristopher died Monday, May 21, 2001, in Joshua. He was born August 12, 1984, in Fort Worth.
He is survived by his father, Michael Syrus and wife, Sharon Robinson; mother, Kimberley Westerman and husband, Mitchell; sister, Ashley Syrus; grandfathers, Charles Syrus and J.D. Evartt; grandmother, Mary Ellen Nichols; uncle, Ricky Syrus and wife, Sherie; uncle, Cody Nichols; aunt, Jacqueline; uncle, Ross Caki; cousins, Joshua and Stormy Caki and Bubba Syrus; and special friends, Jeremy Perez, Justin Pollock, Randall Hayes, Brian Swinney and Justin England.
Baumgardner Funeral Home of Crowley handled the arrangements.

SYBLE CLOUD
1926-2001
Funeral services for Syble Cloud, 75, of Granbury will be held Monday, May 28 at 10:00 a.m. at Holly Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel in Granbury. Reverend Eldon Pritchard will officiate. Interment will be at Holly Hills Memorial Park in Granbury.
Mrs. Cloud died Thursday, May 24, 2001 at Trinity Missions Nursing Home. She was a homemaker.
She was born May 21, 1926, in Munday, Texas. She married Thomas Cloud on January 27, 1966. A resident of Granbury for 22 years, she was a member of Thorpe Spring Baptist Church.
Mrs. Cloud was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Cloud.
She is survived by son, Ronald D. Struck of Orange County, California; daughters, Peggy Johnson of Burleson and Donna Huggins of Granbury; three granddaughters; two grandsons; two great-grandsons; sister, Wynell Powell of Stephenville; brother, Don Wallace of Stephenville; and her devoted dog, Rosie.
Martin's Funeral Home of Granbury is in charge of arrangements.

ROBERT N. "BOB" BRANSOM
1928-2001
Funeral services for Robert N. "Bob" Bransom, 73, of Burleson were held Tuesday, May 22 at The First United Methodist Church of Burleson. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Bransom died Sunday, May 20, 2001, in a local hospital. He was a retired Banker.
He was born January 5, 1928, in Burleson.
Mr. Bransom is survived by his wife of 16 years, Jessie R. Bransom; son, Jerry Nelson; two daughters, Debby Bransom and her husband, David Houston, and Phyllis Clos and her husband, Bob; brother, George E. Bransom, Jr. and his wife, Alice; sister, Dixie Hurst and her husband, Clyde; eight grandchildren, Bradley and Melisa Bransom, Amy and Shane Cash, Nick and Sarah Klein, Lee and Kimberly Kendall; nine great-grandchildren, Tristen Bransom, Mikayla Cash, Faiythe, Andrew, Myranda and Emily Klein, Kayla, Zachary and Ian Kendall.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

MARGIE POWELL BRANSOM
1940-2001
Funeral services for Margie Powell Bransom, 60, of Burleson will be held Thursday, May 24 at 10:30 a.m. in the Cleburne Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Charles Payne will officiate. Burial will be at Baker-Lain Cemetery in Johnson County, Texas. Visitation will be 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cleburne Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Zeke Powell, Brett Powell, Joey Quattlebaum, Justin Quattlebaum, Roy Gene Henderson and Robert Montanez.
Mrs. Bransom died Monday, May 21, 2001, in Cleburne. She was a homemaker.
She was born August 4, 1940, in Alvarado, Texas to Thomas Ebry Powell and Martha Bryant Powell. She married Willie Bee Bransom on December 21, 1958, in Oklahoma. She was a Baptist.
Mrs. Bransom was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Dusty Earley on December 1, 2000, and her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Powell.
She is survived by her husband, Willie Bee Bransom of Burleson; daughter, Mardi Earley of Cleburne; two grandsons, Bllade Earley and Gunter Earley; two sisters, Billie Key and husband, Clarence, and Tommie Quattlebaum and husband, Jack, both of Cleburne; two brothers, Gene Powell and wife, Margaret, of Cleburne, and Troy Powell and wife, Mary, of Walnut Springs.
The Cleburne Funeral Home of Cleburne is in charge of arrangements.

OTIS DALE KOONSMAN
1945-2001
Funeral Services for Otis Dale Koonsman, 55, of Crowley were held Friday, April 18 at Baumgardner Chapel in Crowley. Burial was at Erath Garden of Memories in Stephenville.
Mr. Koonsman died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at a local hospital. He was the owner of Crowley Pest Control.
He was born November 20, 1945, in Gorman.
Mr. Koonsman is survived by his wife, Lora Koonsman of Crowley; sons, Randy Koonsman of Crowley and Ronnie Reitzer and wife, Paula, of Burleson; daughter, Renee Woods and husband, Forrest, of Watauga; mother, Mary Irene Koonsman of Stephenville; brother, R.D. Koonsman of Stephenville; sister, Alma Jean Lockett of North Richland Hills; and three grandchildren.
Baumgardner Funeral Home of Crowley handled the arrangements.

JOHN C. MITCHELL
1940-2001
Funeral services for John C. Mitchell, 61, of Burleson were held Saturday, May 19 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park.
Mr. Mitchell died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at a mid-cities area hospital. He was a retired customer support manager.
He was born March 30, 1940, in Crosbyton, Texas, the son of Elmer Reese and Era May Curry Mitchell. He married Ruth Beavers in Lubbock, Texas on December 31, 1960. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Kearsarge from 1958-1962. He retired from Bell Helicopter in 2000 after 30 years of service.
A resident of Burleson for nine years, Mr. Mitchell formerly lived in North Richland Hills. He enjoyed farming and raising cattle, woodworking, travel, piddling and naps. He also enjoyed shopping for farming antiques, playing the guitar, family sing-alongs and watermelon trucks. He enjoyed life.
Mr. Mitchell is survived by his wife of 41 years, Ruth Mitchell of Burleson; son, Vince Lee Mitchell and wife, Michelle, of North Grafton, Massachusetts; daughter, Kristi K. Mitchell of Burleson; grandchildren and best friends, Orrin Lee Mitchell, Madison Rhea Mitchell and Jacquelyn Elizabeth Roberts; brothers, Ronald Reese Mitchell of Whitney, Tommy Jack Mitchell and James Dale Mitchell, both of Burleson; sisters, Shirley Lee Little of Alvarado, Judy Elaine Culbertson of Ft. Stockton, Nicki Gail Mitchell of Idalou and Karen Jeanette Jordan of Burleson; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to a women's or children's shelter of choice.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

EDNA KATHERINE SARGENT
1915-2001
A family gathering for Edna Katherine Sargent, 86, of Crowley was held Wednesday, May 9 at Baumgardner Funeral Home in Crowley. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.
Mrs. Sargent died Monday, May 7, 2001, in Fort Worth. She was a homemaker.
She was born March 22, 1915, in Concord, New Hampshire, to Dennis and Katherine Zambs Marguis.
Mrs. Sargent was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Sargent.
She is survived by sons, Douglas E. Sargent of Crowley, Alan E. Sargent of West Suffield, Connecticut, and Richard R. Sargent of Amston, Connecticut; brother, Paul Marguis of Wellington, New Zealand; sister, Helen Datson of Manchester, Connecticut; ten grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Baumgardner Funeral Home of Crowley handled the arrangements.

PRESTON WILLARD ROWLAND
1928-2001
Funeral services for Preston Willard Rowland, 73, of Hurst were held Wednesday, May 9 at Baumgardner Funeral Home in Crowley. 
Mr. Rowland died Sunday, May 6, 2001, in Bedford. He was a retired heavy equipment operator. 
He was born January 6, 1928, in Broken Bow, Oklahoma to Jack H. and Bertha Clouse Rowland. He was a veteran of World War II.
Mr. Rowland is survived by his son, John Rowland of Fort Worth; daughters, Wanice Brown of Pottsboro and Teresa Johnson of Cleburne; brothers, Bob Rowland of Crowley, Jack Rowland of Beaumont; sisters, Margie Strawther of Houston, Joann Chance of Nederland, Imogene Thompson of Vidor and Marion Wilson of Nederland; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Baumgardner Funeral Home of Crowley handled the arrangements.

ROY G. HUNT, SR.
1910-2001
Funeral services for Roy G. Hunt, Sr., 90, of Keene were held Monday, May 14 at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Keene. There was a private graveside service at the Keene Memorial Cemetery in Keene.
Mr. Hunt died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, in a local nursing home. He was a retired Associate Business Manager.
He was born November 29, 1910, in Buffalo, New York. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, 1942-1945. He was employed by Southwestern Adventist University in Keene for 26 years.
Mr. Hunt is survived by his wife, Gloria A. Hunt of Keene; sons, Roy G. Hunt, Jr. and wife, Earlenne, of Cleburne, Kevin Duane Hunt and wife, Robin, of Arlington, Bradley Craig Hunt and wife, Cindy, of Keene; daughter, Janine Marie Rooney and husband, Robert, of Cleburne; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Cleburne handled the arrangements.

ORA LEE MERCER
1902-2001
Funeral services for Ora Lee Mercer, 98, were held Tuesday, May 15 at Greenwood Chapel. Burial was at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Miss Mercer died Saturday, May 12, 2001, in Fort Worth. She was a retired nurse.
She was born December 10, 1902, in Burleson to George Silas and Plummer Estelle Mercer. She was the second of seven children. She graduated from Burleson High School in 1919, and soon after went to Decatur Baptist College, where she graduated in 1921.
Miss Mercer had always wanted to become a nurse, but knew that she would have to pay her own way in order to make her dreams come true. To obtain tuition money she became a teacher in the old Rock Tank Community in Johnson County in the early 20's.
In 1926, she received her Graduate Nursing degree from Baptist Hospital of Fort Worth School of Nursing. In 1929, she graduated from the obstetric nursing program at the Chicago Lying-in Hospital and Dispensary. In 1931, she completed a postgraduate course in General Anesthesia from the Grace Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.
She worked many years for Doctors R.L. Grogan and T.D. Mayo, and was present at many births over her long career.
Miss Mercer was a resident of Fort Worth since 1923, and was a longtime member of St. Stephen Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth.
Miss Mercer is survived by sisters, Mozelle McNutt of Baltimore, Maryland, and Laverne Fortney of Houston; numerous nieces and nephews, including Michelle Griffith of Burleson, Ralph McNutt of Baltimore, Maryland, and Jerry Mercer of Lexington, Kentucky.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the ladies of St. Stephen Presbyterian Church for their kindness and the care they have shown Miss Mercer through the years.
Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

ANDREW HAROLD "ANDY" BLAIR
Funeral services for Andrew Harold "Andy" Blair, 35, of Burleson will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 16 at The Church at Burleson. Burial will be at Skyvue Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Blair died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospital. He was a corporate trust officer for First Southwest.
He had been a resident of Burleson since 1973 and was a 1984 graduate of Burleson High School. He graduated from Baylor University in 1990. He married Tammy Lynette Grogg on June 23, 1990, in Burleson. Mr. Blair was a member of The Church at Burleson and enjoyed playing soccer. A devout Christian, he was a loving and devoted husband, father and son. 
Mr. Blair is survived by his wife, Tammy Blair of Burleson; daughter, Katelyn Blair of Burleson; parents, Andy and Rita Blair of Burleson; brother, David Blair and wife, Ofelia, of Burleson; grandparents, Marie Blue of Waco and Katherine Morton of Burleson; nieces, Olivia and Megan Blair of Burleson; parents-in-law, Reece and Bonnie Grogg of Burleson; great-aunt, Rita Fay Willson of Waco; uncle, Walter Morton of Tampa, Florida; cousins, Charlie Farrar of Waco, Cindy Smith of Lucedale, Mississippi, Katie Spencer and husband, Tim, of Oregon; a host of other family members and friends.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of the arrangements.

JOSH ANTHONY HYATT
1995-2001
Funeral services for Josh Anthony Hyatt, 5, of Joshua will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 17 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Burial will be at Everman Cemetery. 
Josh died Sunday, May 13, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was a student.
He was born July 1, 1995, in Fort Worth and attended school at North Joshua Elementary School.
Josh is survived by his parents, Robert and Edna Hyatt of Joshua; brother, Scott Hyatt of Joshua; grandparents, Carolyn and Henry Manuel of Everman and Betty Wilson of Garland; great-grandparents, L.D. and Cathy Wolfe of Arlington; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of the arrangements.

MAUDE ETHEL MC DONALD
1904-2001
Funeral services for Maude Ethel McDonald, 96, of Burleson were held Wednesday, May 9 at Burleson Memorial Chapel. Dr. Mike Milburn officiated. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were David McDonald, Keith Garrett, Craig Garrett, Cory Dugan, Jason Dugan, Timothy Dugan.
Mrs. McDonald died Saturday, May 5, 2001, in Fort Worth. She was a homemaker.
She was born in Mead, Indian Territory, on December 25, 1904, to George and Elizabeth Womack. She and her family traveled by covered wagon to their new home in Benjamin, Texas, where she later met and married her beloved husband, Guy McDonald. She was a devoted, loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved quilting, sewing and gardening. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Mrs. McDonald was preceded in death by her husband, Guy McDonald; son, Kenneth; daughter, Elaine Garrett; parents, George and Elizabeth Womack; four brothers; four sisters, grandson, Ricky McDonald; great-grandson, Bryan Matthew Wood.
She is survived by son, Brooks McDonald and wife, Helen, of Burleson; daughter, Beth Wright and husband, Joe, of Waxahachie; daughter-in-law, Cloyce McDonald of Fort Worth; grandsons, David McDonald and wife, Susan, of Burleson, Keith Garrett of Fort Worth and Craig Garrett of Fort Worth; granddaughters, Regina Wood and fiance, Mark Reese,of Waxahachie, Deans Morgan and husband, Danny, of Waxahachie, Karen Grippin and husband, Scott, of Hurst, and Kathy Garrett and fiance, Russ Colomo, of Burleson; great-grandsons, Derrick McDonald, Cory, Jason and Tim Dugan; great-granddaughters, Amber Brawley, Leah McDonald, Lauren and Jessica McDonald, Sydni, Katie and Abby Grippin, Courtney Colomo; great-great-granddaughters, Skyler and Cheyenne Brawley, Paige Campbell; brothers, Levi and Jesse Womack; four sisters-in-law; special friends Duane and Peggy Garrett, residents of Huguley Retirement Center; and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Emery J. Lilge Community Hospice House or a charity of choice.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

ROBERT "BOB" ERNST
1942-2001
Memorial services for Robert "Bob" Ernst, 59, of Keene will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 11 in Cleburne Funeral Home Chapel. Chaplain Ted Blaylock and Chaplain Peter Casillas will officiate.
Mr. Ernst died Sunday, May 6, 2001, in Cleburne. He was employed by Wal-Mart in the Produce Department. He was a longtime Cleburne resident and former manager of Mazzio's Pizza. 
He was born February 11, 1942, in St. Louis County, Missouri to Charles J. Ernst and Rosalie T. Roper Ernst. He married Carol Cordero on May 9, 2000, in Fort Worth. He was a graduate of the St. Louis, Missouri University.
Mr. Ernst is survived by his wife, Carol Ernst of Keene; son, R. Charles Ernst of Valley Park, Missouri; daughter, Angela Ernst of Salt Lake City, Utah; stepdaughter, Mandy Ballenger of Keene; sister, Rosalind Swanson of Venice, Florida; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Community Hospice, 1208-B W. Henderson, Cleburne, Texas 76031
The Cleburne Funeral Home of Cleburne is in charge of arrangements.

BARBARA BULLARD PERKINS EAKIN
1936-2001
Graveside services for Barbara Bullard Perkins Eakin, 65, of Burleson were held Tuesday, May 8 at Glenwood Cemetery in Alvarado. Reverend Carl Sims officiated.
Mrs. Eakin died Friday, May 4, 2001, at Medical Plaza Hospital in Fort Worth. She was a nursing home administrator.
She was born January 18, 1936, in Milford, Texas. She married Bobby Eakin on March 17, 1991, in Alvarado. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the V.F.W. in Alvarado.
Mrs. Eakin is survived by her husband, Bobby Eakin of Burleson; sons, Franklin D. Perkins, Darryn Andrew Perkins and Jeremy Scott Perkins, all of Burleson; daughters, Tina Marie Perkins McClung and Geneva Suzanne Perkins Halverson, both of Burleson, and Patricia Diane Perkins Evans of Alvarado; mother, Mildred Perkins Bullard of Burleson; brothers, Lloyd Bullard of Dallas, Brian Bullard of Manasas, Virginia, Ray Bullard of Joshua, Roland Bullard of Grand Prairie and Jim Bullard of Mesquite; sister, June Stouch of Le Pierre, Michigan; seven grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Clayton Kay Funeral Home of Alvarado handled the arrangements.

JUNE CROWDER
1927-2001
Funeral services for June Crowder, 73, of Joshua were held Tuesday, May 8 at Lane Prairie Baptist Church in Joshua. Burial was at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Tolar, west of Granbury.
Mrs. Crowder died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker.
She was born June 21, 1927, in Cement, Oklahoma to Charlie and Eula Cary, the third of four daughters. Formerly of Justin, she and her husband, Paul, moved to Joshua four years ago. She was a member of Lane Prairie Baptist Church.
Mrs. Crowder is survived by her husband, Paul Crowder of Joshua; son, John Dear of Fort Worth; daughters, LaDonna Harris of Weatherford and Sharon Barton of Joshua; step-daughter, Mary Kamerdeiner; sisters, Olga Hafford and Jackie Mask, both of Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and five foster grandchildren.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

DESSIE (DUDE) GEEO
1906-2001
Graveside services for Dessie (Dude) Geeo, 94, of Burleson were held Saturday May 5 at Bethesda Cemetery in Burleson.
Mrs. Geeo died Thursday, May 3, 2001, in Burleson. She was a retired seamstress.
Mrs. Geeo was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dewey; sisters, Lillian, Eunice and Muriel; brothers, Marshal, Guy, J.L. and Jesse.
She is survived by sister, Ruth Nanney of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Marie Mires of Burleson; nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Bethesda Cemetery Association, 6801 CR 803, Burleson, Texas 76028.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

NELMA W. THOMPSON
1920-2001
Graveside services for Nelma W. Thompson, 81, of Lufkin were held Tuesday, May 8 in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. Reverend Gaylon Henry officiated.
Mrs. Thompson died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at her home. She was an elementary school teacher.
She was born January 26, 1920, in Reed, Oklahoma, the oldest child of Luther and Nettie (Smith) Robertson. A former resident of Burleson for 29 years, 
she had lived in Lufkin for the past five years. For many years she was an elementary school teacher in Houston and Burleson. She was a member of the Texas State Teachers Association and of South Park Baptist Church in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Thompson is survived by her husband, J.D. Thompson of Lufkin; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Lynn Metteauer of Lufkin, and Kay and Doug Bellamy of Plano; son, Rocky and Netha Thompson of Lufkin; grandchildren, Richard and Jill Burton of Springdale, Arizona, Ashley Verner of Lufkin, Paige and Bruce Priddy of Dallas, Heather and Jonathan Shea of Plano, Alana Thompson and Jason Burton, both of Lufkin; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Laverne Ashton of Scottsdale, Arizona and Jean Leathers of Dumas, Texas; brothers, Jerry Robertson of Darrouzett, Texas and Bob Robertson of Rolla, Missouri
Memorials may be made to Hospice in the Pines, 116 S. Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75904.
Carroway Funeral Home of Lufkin handled the arrangements.

CHRIS FAIRCHILD
1982-2001
Funeral services for Chris Fairchild, 18, of Burleson were held Tuesday, May 8 at South Burleson Baptist Church. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Chris passed away after a long illness on Friday, May 4, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospital. He was a student.
He was born August 11, 1982, in Fort Worth. He attended Burleson public school until the year 2000, and loved all kinds of sports.
Chris is survived by his parents, Larry and Trina Fairchild of Burleson; brothers, Brian Lee Fairchild of Burleson, Richard Dean Fairchild of Dallas; sisters, Lori Jane Fairchild of Burleson, Kimberly Sue Row of East Texas; grandparents, Lee H. and Jessie Irene Fairchild of Fort Worth, Myron Ray and Mildred Jane Holamon of Fort Worth; niece, Hayley Fairchild; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

ROBERTA ANN "BOBBIE" BINNION
1920-2001
Funeral services for Roberta Ann "Bobbie" Binnion, 80, of Burleson were held Tuesday, May 1 at Baumgardner Funeral Home in Crowley. Reverend Barry McCarthy officiated. Burial was at Skyvue Memorial Gardens in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Binnion died Friday, April 27, 2001, in Alvarado. She was a retired waitress for Monnigs Department Store Cafeteria.
She was born October 9, 1920, in Alton, Illinois to Steve and Audry Haynes Martin.
Mrs. Binnion is survived by her son, Riley Binnion of Choctaw, Oklahoma; daughters, Nora Wagner of Fort Worth, Georgia Petersen and Grace Sargent, both of Burleson; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Baumgardner Funeral Home of Crowley handled the arrangements.


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