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Published Oct. 30, 1996

Jaitra D. Barnett
ARLINGTON -- Jaitra DeChaun Barnett, 1 month, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Thursday in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Jaitra Barnett was born Sept. 20, 1996, in Arlington.

Survivors: Parents, Douglas and Kea Barnett; brothers and sisters, Chetne, Ashley, Douglas II and Kevin Barnett; grandparents, Jacquetta and Ronal Peace, Howard M. and Gail C. Smith Jr., Bobbie Edwards and William Edwards; great-grandmother, Florence Donnell; and numerous aunts and uncles.

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

Carson L. Bedford
FORT WORTH -- Carson Lee "Black Bart" Bedford, 46, a steel company supervisor, died Monday at home.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. today in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.

Carson Bedford was born Feb. 28, 1950, in Fort Worth. He was a member of the Tarrant County Sheriff's Posse.

Survivors: Sons, Jason Bedford of Watauga and Colt Bedford of Fort Worth; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bedford of Granbury; brothers, Brady Bedford of Wichita Falls, Cody Bedford of Fort Worth and Scott Bedford of Dallas; sisters, Kathy McKinney of Winnsboro, Carolyn Roberts of Sweetwater, Linda Boase and Susan Bedford, both of Granbury, and Marian Kinchen of Fort Worth; and numerous other family and friends.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Vivian D. Bivens
BURLESON -- Vivian Darliene Rogers Bivens, 40, a registered nurse, died Sunday in Burleson.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1188 W. Broad, Mansfield. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Vivian Bivens was born Dec. 2, 1955, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Husband of 22 years, Michael Bivens of Burleson; sons, Jamal Michael Bivens and Brandon Rashaad Bivens, both of Burleson; mother, Corsena Rogers; brothers, Brack Henry Rogers Jr. and Kenneth Rogers, both of Fort Worth; sisters, Annie Johnson and Sharon Cornelius, both of Mansfield, and Gladys M. Barnes and Wanda Pye, both of Fort Worth; mother-in-law, Edna Bivens; uncle, Norris Hogan; and nephews and nieces.

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

Julia B. Black
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Julia Baldwin Black, 65, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Arlington.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Bean- Massey-Burge Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington.

Julia Baldwin Black was born Oct. 24, 1931, in Dallas.

Survivors: Husband, Charles R. Black; son, Leslie Black; daughters, Sharon Higginbotham, Debra Robertson and Kathy White; brother, John Neal Baldwin; sister, Wanda Edge; five grandchildren; and one great- granddaughter.

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

Kathleen Bloomer
FORT WORTH -- Kathleen Bloomer, 90, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a local nursing home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Thursday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Kathleen Bloomer was born April 3, 1906, in Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Bloomer, in 1967.

Survivors: Friend, Vista Jackson.

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

Georgia M. Brooks
FORT WORTH -- Georgia Mae Brooks, 85, a retired dressmaker, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Baker Funeral Home. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Georgia Mae Brooks was born Feb. 16, 1911, in Greenville, Texas. The daughter of Shann Brooks and Addie Bell Amos, Georgia came to Fort Worth as a very young girl. Here, she attended the public schools. Early in life she was converted and baptized; her early Christian education came in the Baptist church and Georgia followed its precepts throughout her life. Failing health eventually prevented her attending worship services but never dampened her fervor in worship.

Ms. Brooks worked as a dressmaker and was employed for nearly half a century by the Joseph Gumenski family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and all but two siblings.

Survivors: Brother, Alfred L. Brown of Oakland, Calif.; sister, Hazel Brown Kirkpatrick of Dallas; cousin, Victoria Fowler; sister-in-law, Alvester Brown; and several nieces and nephews scattered throughout California and Texas.

Baker Funeral Home
301 E. Rosedale St., 332-4468
 

Lockey M. Brooks
ARLINGTON -- Lockey Mae Brooks, 89, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Arlington.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Thursday in Woodland Park Cemetery in Mineral Wells. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at White's Funeral Home.

"In my Father's house are many mansions."

On October 29, 1996, Lockey Mae Brooks left us to claim her prize and to be with her Lord. Ms. Brooks was born Jan. 1, 1907, and raised on Toni Creek near Mineral Wells. Active in her children's school and community, she was a member of the PTA, a charter member of the Women's Club and a member of the Dalia Garden Club. She was a former member of Central Methodist Church and a member of First Baptist Church, both of Mineral Wells.

Lockey Brooks will be greatly missed, but always remembered by her family and friends for her smile, her warm spirit and the love she always so willingly shared.

And now, in the place her Lord prepared for her, with loved ones who went before her, she is resting in the arms of her Savior, waiting for us all to be with her someday.

Survivors: Her daughter, Darlene Higginbotham and her husband, Bill, of Arlington; and her sons, Floyd M. Brooks Jr. and his wife, Charlene, of Mineral Wells, Bill B. Brooks and his wife, Dorothy, of Austin, and Boyd B. Brooks and his wife, Marilyn, of Plano. She is also survived by her sister, Rachel Burson, and her husband, Jerry Burson, of Mineral Wells. She was known lovingly as Mother Brooks by her nine grandchildren and her many great-grandchildren.

White's Funeral Home
Mineral Wells, (817) 325-3311
 

Avert D. Duffy
ALVARADO -- Avert D. Duffy, 72, a firefighter who retired from the Fort Worth Fire Department in 1980, died Monday in Alvarado.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Avert Duffy was born Feb. 28, 1924, in Munday, Texas. He was a member of Happy Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors: Wife, Kathryn Duffy; sons, Gary Wayne Duffy of Cleburne and Ronnie Duffy of Burleson; daughter, Linda Tunnell of Cleburne; brothers, W.E. Duffy of Alvarado and Jerry Duffey of Richland, Wash.; sister, Dorothy Hand of Cleburne; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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

Nathan Edwards
HURST -- Nathan Edwards, 62, a retired insurance executive, died Monday at a Bedford hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Richland Hills Church of Christ. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Memorials: Nate Edwards Memorial Fund for Children, Richland Hills Church of Christ, 6300 NE Loop 820, Richland Hills.

Nathan Edwards was born June 12, 1934, in Cartwright, Texas. He was a graduate of Tyler High School and was a CPCU. He spent his entire career in the insurance industry working for American States Insurance Co. and The Millers Group, where he was a vice president. Nate Edwards was a dedicated civic leader who reached the level of national director of the U.S. Jaycees. He re ceived the Texas Jaycee award as outstanding local president of the Texas Jaycees. He was active in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 10-1, located on Lake Texoma. As flotilla commander and division captain, he received numerous awards for his outstanding leadership.

He was an active member of Richland Hills Church of Christ.

Survivors: Wife of 34 years, Claire Edwards of Hurst; son, Ronald Edwards of Dennis; daughters, Cheri Edwards of Tucson, Ariz., and Natalie Stricker and her husband, Scott, and Kathy Hodge and her husband, Sandye, all of Fort Worth; mother, Ruby Mae Edwards of Burleson; brother, Truman Edwards and his wife, Joyce, of Houston; sister, Dolores Gregory and her husband, Bill, of Burleson; grandchildren, Shala Wright, Michael Leinweber of Tucson, Taylor and Jordan Stricker, Tyler, Andi and Brandi Hodge and Christal Edwards of the Metroplex; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Sonny and Shirley Taylor of Grenada, Miss.; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Amos A. Eggen Jr.
STEPHENVILLE -- Amos A. Eggen Jr., 78, a retired Department of Public Safety sergeant, died Monday at a Stephenville nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Faith Lutheran Church. Graveside service: 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Norse Cemetery in Bosque County. Visitation: 6:30 to 8 tonight at Stephenville Funeral Home.

Memorials: Faith Lutheran Church Building Fund or Alzheimer's Association.

Amos A. Eggen Jr. was born Nov. 11, 1917, in Cranfills Gap, Texas. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church. He served as president of the Lions Club and was a member of the Quarter Century Club of the Department of Public Safety.

Mr. Eggen was a Navy veteran.

Survivors: Wife, Nelda of Stephenville; daughter, Lynda Cook of Snyder; brothers, Floyd of Tyler and Joe of Roanoke, Va.; sisters, Opal Smart of Tyler and Velma White of Clifton; and a grandchild, Jennifer Cook.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161
 

Juanita Galindo
FORT WORTH -- Juanita "Jane" Galindo, 77, a homemaker, died Monday at a nursing home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Alonzo Funeral Home. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. today.

Juanita Galindo was born May 24, 1919, in Rosebud.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Telo O. Galindo, and son, Johnny Galindo.

Survivors: Son, Floyd Galindo of Fort Worth; daughter, Ramona Villagran of Fort Worth and her husband, Edward Villagran; brother, Celestino Aguirre of Pharr; grandchildren, Michelle V. Rodriguez and great-grandchildren, Jonathan A. and Alexandria; grandsons, Mark E. Villagran and Jacob P. Villagran; grandsons, Johnny J. Galindo and Sonny Galindo of Kerrville; six nieces; and brother-in-law, Paul Rosas of Waco.

Alonzo Funeral Home
2301 Ephriham Ave., 740-9091
 

Sophie I. Gibson
FORT WORTH -- Sophie Izilla Gibson, 80, a book binder, died Monday in Haltom City.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Sophie Gibson was born Oct. 23, 1916, in Kirvin, Texas. She was a member of Birchman Baptist Church and the Fort Worth Genealogical Society.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy E. Gibson.

Survivors: Sisters, Mary Neal of Bakersfield, Calif., Margaret Phipps of Lodi, Calif., and Louise Sutton of Lancaster, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Kenya M. Green
FORT WORTH -- Kenya Marie Green, a newborn, died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: Noon Thursday in Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday.

Kenya Marie Green was born Oct. 26, 1996.

She was preceded in death by a grandfather, Kenneth Neal.

Survivors: Mother, Kanetria Hardeman; father, Bobby Green; and grandparents, Shriley Hardeman, Lola Green and Jimmy Green.

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

Gypsy L. Gulledge
ALEDO -- Gypsy Lee Gulledge, 61, a beautician, died Monday in Aledo.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. today in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Gypsy Lee Gulledge was born July 26, 1935, in Commerce, Texas. She was a beautician for 35 years.

Survivors: Husband, Marvin Gulledge; son, Harold Swanson; daughter, Jackie Porter; brother, Leland Covington; sister, Pearly Taylor; granddaughter, Christy Porter; and grandsons, Shawn and Greg Swanson.

We are going to miss her very much.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

R. Edward Hanley Jr.
WESTWORTH VILLAGE -- R. Edward Hanley Jr., 66, a retired journalist, died Monday at home.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Ridglea Christian Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

R. Edward Hanley Jr. was born Jan. 25, 1930, in Lindsay, Okla. He had lived in Fort Worth since 1957. He was an elder at Ridglea Christian Church. He was a graduate of East Central State University. He was formerly a schoolteacher, worked for General Dynamics and was a past business editor for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He retired from TU Electric. He delivered Meals On Wheels. He loved writing. He was a member and past president of Sigma Delta Chi, the society of professional journalists. He wrote humorous productions for his church and participated in more than 20 Gridiron shows, serving as director, writer and soloist.

He was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Abshier Hanley, in September of 1989.

Memorials: American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or the Ridglea Christian Church Capital Campaign Fund.

Survivors: Daughters, Susan Turner of Benbrook and Janie Jorgenson of Houston; sisters, Mabel Hatfield, Ellen Howell and Jewell Keeler, all of Lindsay, Okla., and Mary Tugman of Ada, Okla.; grandchildren, Christina Jorgenson and Jennifer and Matt Turner; and mother- in-law, Leona Abshier of Okemah, Okla.

Shannon-TCU Funeral Chapel
3015 Merida, 926-3314
 

Ruth E.D. Holt
FORT WORTH -- Ruth Elizabeth Dixon Holt, 91, a retired department store clerical employee, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: Was Tuesday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Ruth Elizabeth Dixon Holt was born Feb. 10, 1905, in Cleburne. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.P. Holt.

Survivors: Sisters, Mrs. Rita Mayfield and Mrs. Ruby Wheeler; four nieces and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

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

Carolyn A. John
FORT WORTH -- Carolyn A. John, 90, a retired art teacher, watercolor painter and doll maker, died peacefully Thursday at home.

Graveside service: Will be held upon interment in Morris Cemetery in Phoenixville, Pa.

Carolyn John was born July 15, 1906, in Phoenixville, Pa. She was a member of the Lutheran church, the Watercolor Club of Philadelphia and holds the Dana Gold Medal of that club. Ms. John graduated from the Pennsylvania Museum School of Art, taught at Lowe-Heywood School for Girls and Brunswick School for Boys. She also studied at the Boston Fine Arts School, the University of Cambridge and Wye College in England. Fort Worth and the Southwest were very special to her.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey B. John and Ella John.

Survivors: Cousins and many friends.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Robert Kennemer
BRIDGEPORT -- Robert "Bob" Kennemer, 60, who retired from Arch Petroleum in Bridgeport, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Bridgeport. Burial: East Bridgeport Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at Hawkins Funeral Home.

Memorials: First Baptist Church of Bridgeport Renovation Fund or American Heart Association.

Robert Kennemer was born Dec. 8, 1935, in Paris, Texas.

He was a lifetime member of the Texas State Teachers Association, a member of the Wise County Roughnecks Club and a member of and deacon at First Baptist Church in Bridgeport. He was a National Guard veteran. He married Doris Nimmo Sept. 4, 1964, in Bridgeport.

Survivors: Wife of 32 years, Doris Kennemer of Bridgeport; sons and daughter-in-law, Mike and Lori Kennemer of Brownwood and Wayne Kennemer of Enid, Okla.; mother, Beatrice Kennemer of Paris; mother-in-law, Nona Nimmo of Bridgeport; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Don and Ann Nimmo of Bridgeport; and sister, Loretta Cunningham of Paris.

Hawkins Funeral Home
Bridgeport, (817) 683-2211
 

Enriqueta Lopez
FORT WORTH -- Enriqueta Lopez, 85, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Thomas Catholic CHurch. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Rosary: 6 p.m. today at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Enriqueta Lopez was born May 15, 1911, in Mexico.

Survivors: Sons, Marshall Lopez of Waco and Manuel Lopez of Florida; daughters, Pauline Wilson, Ninfa Saenz and Marie Loza of Fort Worth, Rosie Loza of Chicago, Ill., Elisa Garcia of Waco and Melissa Lopez of Fort Worth; 36 grandchildren; 41 great- grandchildren; and seven great-great- grandchildren.

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

Billy W. McEuen
EULESS -- Billy Walt McEuen, 62, president of Recal Calibration Services of Bedford, died Sunday at a local hospital following a long battle with cancer.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday at Bishop Funeral Service. Burial: Masonic section, Oak Hill Cemetery in McAlester, Okla. Memorial service: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 2700 Harwood Road in Bedford.

Billy Walt McEuen was born June 13, 1934, in McAlester. A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the Army Corps of Engineers for 30 years. Following his retirement from the corps in 1989, he continued his life's work as a certified engineering technician by founding Recal Calibration Services, a company that calibrates and certifies laboratory equipment used to test the strength and quality of construction materials.

He was a member of ASTM, A2LA and Emmanuel Presbyterian Church of Bedford.

Survivors: Wife, Sara McEuen of Euless; son, Roby McEuen of Fort Worth; daughters, Kara Powell of Fort Worth and Trudy Heck of Tulsa, Okla.; father, Arch McEuen of Shawnee, Okla.; mother, Joe Anna Sherrill of McAlester; brothers, Jerry Lee McEuen of El Reno, Okla., and Joe McEuen of Oklahoma City, Okla.; sister, Judy Vigil of McAlester; six grandchildren; and 10 nieces and nephews.

Bishop Funeral Service
McAlester, Okla., (918) 426-4244
 

Byron Rodriguez
WEATHERFORD -- Byron "Scott" Rodriguez, 35, a laborer, died Monday at home.

Memorial service: Planned for a later date.

Byron Rodriguez was born June 24, 1961, in Riverside, Calif.

Survivors: Parents, Carl "Rod" and Bev Rodriguez of Weatherford; four sisters; seven nieces; and three nephews.

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

Richard H. Roth
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Richard H. Roth, 77, a retired disaster control officer for Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, died Friday at a Bedford hospital.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Thursday at North Richland Hills Baptist Church.

Richard H. Roth was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He had 38 years of federal service and was a member of North Richland Hills Baptist Church.

Survivors: Wife, Jane Roth; daughters, Cheryl Berry, Judy Paschall and Debbie Wilks; grandchildren, Paula Kaye Compton, Clint Paschall, Dane Reeves, Jake Berry, Cody Berry, Chris Berry and Greg Berry; great-grandchil- dren, Blake Compton and Caleb Compton; and brother, Edward Roth.
 

Charlie Rowland Jr.
FORT WORTH -- Charlie "C.W." Rowland Jr., 76, a retired merchant, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum.

Charlie Rowland Jr. was born Aug. 20, 1920, in Fort Worth. Mr. Rowland was a lifetime resident of Fort Worth. He was owner of Rowland's Record Shop on Camp Bowie Blvd. for 32 years. After retiring in 1977, he pursued his lifelong hobby as an expert cabinet maker.

Memorials: Charity of choice or the American Cancer Society.

Survivors: Wife, Ouida D. Rowland of Fort Worth; son and daughter-in-law, Charles F. and Crystal Rowland of Denver, Colo.; daughters and sons-in-law, Martha Ann and Mike Bowlin of Los Angeles, Allen and Les Avery of Hinsdale, Ill., and Melvia Ehrhart of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Claude B. Smethers
WEATHERFORD -- Claude B. "Jack" Smethers, 74, a retired cement worker, died Monday in Weatherford.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Cotten- Bratton Funeral Chapel. Burial: Curtis Cemetery.

Claude Smethers was born Sept. 14, 1922, in Parker County.

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

Doris R. Stricklin
RICHLAND HILLS -- Doris Rogers Stricklin, 83, a retired postmaster, died Sunday in North Richland Hills.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Thursday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Doris Rogers Stricklin was born Aug. 25, 1913, in Saint Jo, Montague County, Texas. Doris was appointed postmaster in Saint Jo by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on May 19, 1936. At the time, she was the third-youngest postmaster in the United States. She resigned and retired in August 1951, just prior to the birth of her son, and moved to Richland Hills in March 1952. Due to birth injury, her son has a disability. She devoted the rest of her life working for and with numerous public and private schools and training centers in Tarrant, Dallas and Denton counties for education and training of children with disabilities. She served several years as a PTA representative for special education in the Birdville schools.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Saint Jo.

Survivors: Husband, James R. Stricklin of Richland Hills; son, James R. Stricklin Jr. of Fort Worth; cousins, Francis and Jack Dort; and several nieces and nephews.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Grace W. Strother
FORT WORTH -- Grace W. Strother, 91, a real estate broker, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: 2 p.m. Thursday in Highland Cemetery.

Grace Strother was born May 2, 1905, in Hamilton.

She had been a real estate broker more than 50 years.

Survivors: Husband, John Strother of Fort Worth; sister, Ann Whittington of Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

James Stroup
FORT WORTH -- James Stroup, 65, retired office manager for New York Life Insurance Co., passed away Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: private. Visitation: 5 to 8 tonight.

Memorials: Christ's Haven for Children, Box 467, Keller 76244.

James Stroup was born March 11, 1931, in El Paso, and had lived in Fort Worth since 1968. His interests included woodworking and gardening. He was a faithful Christian and worshiped at Park Hill Church of Christ. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His Christian influence was felt and appreciated by his friends.

The family expresses appreciation to Community Hospice of Texas for the help extended to Mr. Stroup in his last days.

Survivors: Wife of 39 years, Nancy Stroup; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Kathy Stroup and Matthew and Gwen Stroup, all of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Terry Peery of Fort Worth; four grandchildren, all of Fort Worth; brothers, Loren Stroup of Fort Worth and Bob Stroup of Merced, Calif.; and sisters, Betty Duke of Fairborn, Ohio, and Pat Stroup of San Jose, Calif.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Howard E. Subke
HURST -- Howard E. Subke, 75, a retired General Motors pipe fitter, died Monday at a North Richland Hills hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Howard Eugene Subke was born March 17, 1921, in Fort Worth.

He owned his own business before he began work for General Motors, where he retired after 21 years of service. He was a member of UAW Local 276. He was a World War II veteran, serving as a corporal in Company A of the 206 Engineer CBN.

Howard was a longtime member of Berry Street Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir. "Grandpa" was a great fisherman, avid bowler and had a love for golf. He was surrounded by a loving and devoted wife and a family dedicated to his care. We love him and will miss him, but will keep the memories as a reminder he is watching us from above.

Survivors: Wife of 49 years, Doris Subke of Hurst; sons, Jim Noble and Kim Farm of Durango, Colo., and children, Nick, Wendy, Nathan and Elizabeth Noble and Charles and Debbie Subke of Fort Worth and children, Kristen and Drew Subke; daughters, Janean Thomason and Doug Breaux of Huntsville, Ala., and Virginia and Scott Magruder of North Richland Hills and children, Grant, Angel and Jake Magruder; brothers, Bill Subke of Monroe, Mo., and Charles Jr. Subke of Hannibal, Mo.; sisters, Lelie Mae Phillips of Fort Worth, Helen Boling of Clarence, Mo., and Francis Dalton of Kansas City, Kan.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Marie E. Truebenbach
MUENSTER -- Marie E. Truebenbach, 80, died Sunday at a Muenster hospital.

Funeral: Was 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church in Muenster. Burial: Sacred Heart Cemetery in Muenster.

Memorials: Muenster Memorial Hospital, Cooke County Home Hospice or Sacred Heart School.

Miss Truebenbach was born Oct. 11, 1916, in Muenster.

Survivors: Sister, Eleanor M. Truebenbach of Muenster; sister-in-law, Margaret Truebenbach of Muenster; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

McCoy Funeral Home
Muenster, (817) 759-2556
 

Troy L. Vaughn
WEATHERFORD -- Troy Lavern Vaughn, 51, a truck driver, died Monday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at White's Funeral Home in Weatherford. Burial: Woodland Park in Mineral Wells. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at White's Funeral Home.

Troy Lavern Vaughn was born Dec. 12, 1944, in Paris, Texas. He worked in the oil fields for 20 years.

Survivors: Wife, Peggy Jo Vaughn of Weatherford; son, Curtis Cornell of Mineral Wells; daughters, Tammy Hannum and Tonya Dawson, both of Fort Worth, Tina Vaughn of Keller, Regina Moore of Possum Kingdom and Stacey Cornell of Mineral Wells; parents, Homer and Velma Vaughn of Fort Worth; sisters, Darlene Wallace of Mansfield and Patricia Boone of Fort Worth; 12 grandchildren; one niece; three nephews; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555
 

Paul K. Watson Jr.
MIDLOTHIAN -- Paul Keith "P.K." Watson Jr., 48, a contractor, died Saturday at home.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. today in Everman Cemetery.

Paul Watson Jr. was born Oct. 31, 1947. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth. He served in the U.S. Air Force.

Survivors: Wife, Dorothy Smith of Midlothian; sons, Sean Taylor Watson of Milton, Fla., Taylor Keith Watson of Fort Worth and Wally Watson of Fort Worth; daughter, Paula Kay Sutton of Pace, Fla.; brother, John Watson of Fort Worth; five granddaughters; and former wife, Patsy R. Scoggins.

Shannon-TCU Funeral Chapel
3015 Merida, 926-3314
 

Juanita Weaver
FORT WORTH -- Juanita Weaver, 71, a retired grocery checker, died Tuesday at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Juanita Weaver was born June 16, 1925, in Crowley. She was a member of Burton Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors: Husband, Thomas Weaver of Fort Worth; and brother, J.D. England of Alvarado.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Lucille West
BOWIE -- Lucille West, 98, a homemaker, died Monday in Bowie.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Burgess- Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home. Burial: Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie.

Lucille West was born Oct. 17, 1898, in Bowie.

Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley
Bowie, (817) 872-1144
 

Mary A. White
FORT WORTH -- Mary Audrey White, 95, a homemaker, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Thursday in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.

Mary White was born Nov. 6, 1900, in Rosalie, Texas. She was a resident of Fort Worth 55 years. She was a Methodist and enjoyed needlework and her cockatiel, Chico.

Survivors: Daughters, Martha Osteen and Jo Ann Harrington, both of Perrin; eight grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren.

Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth
7100 Crowley Road, 293-1350
 

Harvey Wren
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Harvey Wren, 70, a retired industrial photographer, died Tuesday at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Bean- Massey-Burge Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Wren was born April 13, 1926, in Windham, Texas. He retired in 1989 from LTV.

Survivors: Wife of 50 years, Vera Louise Wren; sons and daughter-in-law, Dale and Edith Wren and Gary Wren; granddaughter, Vera Jean Anderson; and close family friend, Cliff Smith.

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

Earlene W. Zimmerman
IRVING -- Earlene W. Zimmerman, 67, a homemaker, died Monday at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Brown's Memorial Funeral Home. Burial: Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.

Earlene W. Zimmerman was born Oct. 19, 1929, in Oak Grove, La.

Survivors: Husband, William "Zip" Zimmerman of Irving; and daughter and son-in-law, Zee and Darrin Reno of Arlington.

Brown's Memorial Funeral Home
Irving, (972) 254-4242 

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