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Published Oct. 31, 1996

Betty Allmond
FORT WORTH -- Betty Allmond, 70, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Betty Allmond was born Oct. 27, 1926, in Covington, Tenn.

Survivors: Husband, Jim Allmond of Fort Worth; Son, Wayne Allmond and his wife, Beth, of Mansfield; daughter, Linda Fralish of Jacksonville, Fla.; brother, Jimmy Hudson; sister, Faye Gray; grandchildren, Kandace and her husband, Sam, Andrea, Robert, Scott and Tamilyn; and great-grandchildren, Jonah, Kala and Taylor.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Hugh R. Barber
FORT WORTH -- Hugh Reginald Barber, 78, a retired assembler for General Motors, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth nursing center.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. today in Youngblood Cemetery in Beckville. Visitation: 9 to 10 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Hugh Barber was born Jan. 28, 1918, in Beckville. He was a member of Worth Baptist Church and an Army veteran of World War II, having served with the 45th division in Europe. He was a former Arlington resident and was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Catherine Priest Barber.

Survivors: Cousins, Vernie Barber of Fort Worth, DeAlma Nisbett of Desert Hot Springs, Calif., Mary Alice Kuhn of Longview and Joe Cullen Smith of Beckville; and nieces and nephews.

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

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 Parka. Wake: 7 to 8 tonight 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
 

Leroy D. Christensen
WICHITA FALLS -- Leroy Dwain Christensen, 64, an automobile mechanic, died Tuesday in Burleson.

Funeral: Was Wednesday at Tabernacle Baptist Church of Rendon. Burial: Mansfield Cemetery.

Leroy Dwain Christensen was born April 15, 1932, in Racine, Wis.

Survivors: Wife, Betty Louise Kendall Christensen of Wichita Falls; sons, Einer "Chris" Christensen of Burleson, Edward Christensen of Cleburne and Calvin Christensen of Holland, Mich.; daughters, Cheryl Billings of Hastings, Mich., Tina Lebo of Marathon, Fla., Tanna Banks of Winchester, Ky., and Joy Christensen of Hastings; brother, James Christensen of Kalamazoo, Mich.; sister, Mary Jane Christensen of Gladwin, Mich.; 29 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555
 

Herbert W. Ferrill
DENTON -- Herbert W. Ferrill, 71, a retired University of North Texas golf instructor, died Tuesday at a Denton hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Denton. Burial: Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight.

Herbert W. Ferrill was born Feb. 27, 1925, in Grand Prairie. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Denton, the Denton Breakfast Optimist Club, past president of the NCAA and member of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Hall of Fame Athletics at the University of North Texas and the Golf Coaches Association.

Mr. Ferrill was golf coach at the University of North Texas for 30 years. He was honored in 1984 as Golf Coach of the Year in the Southland Conference. He coached 18 All-Americans during his tenure and won the Missouri Valley Conference 13 years and two second- places in NCAA tournaments. He retired in 1984.

Survivors: Wife, Mary Frances "Mutt" Ferrill; son and daughter-in-law, Warren A. and Sharon Ferrill of Denton; daughter and her husband, Deborah Kay and Larry K. May of Denton; two sisters, Ruby Turner of Dallas and Christaline Wheeler of Irving; and grandchildren, Keith Ferrill May, Brent May, Ashley May, Allen Ferrill, Amy Ferrill, Lori Ferrill, Brad Myers, Mellissa Myers, Mark Myers and Jenny Myers.

DeBerry Funeral Directors
Denton, (817) 383-4200
 

Georgia H.R. Firm
FORT WORTH -- Georgia Hill Richardson Firm, 77, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: Noon Friday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.

Memorials: The Sanctuary, 400 Hemphill St., Fort Worth.

Georgia Firm was born Jan. 21, 1919, in Eliasville.

She was a member of The Sanctuary in Fort Worth. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Georgia Theresa Miller, of Carson City, Nev.

Survivors: Husband, Andrew Firm of Fort Worth; daughters, Sarah Barnett of Houston and Eva "Toney" Tonsing and Kathy Walker, both of Fort Worth; stepdaughters, Sharon Matthews of Arlington, Joanna Turner of Grand Prairie and Elisabeth Barker of Marietta, Okla.; stepson, Andrew Harvey Firm of DeQueen, Ark.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

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 Izilla 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
 

Cheri J.P. Gribble
FORT WORTH -- Cheri Jane Page Gribble, 52, a homemaker, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Cathedral. Rev. Robert Strittmatter, celebrant. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Vigil: 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials: The National M.P.S. Society, (for research), 17 Kramer St., Hicksville, N.Y., 11801.

Cheri Gribble was born Sept. 28, 1944, in Quanah. She had been a resident of Fort Worth since 1946. She was a graduate of Eastern Hills High School and the University of Texas at Arlington. She was a member of St. Patrick Cathedral, a devoted mother and Granny and an avid reader.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Berie, and her granddaughter, Katie Jane.

Survivors: Husband, James A. Gribble; children, Andrea Holliman and her husband, Claude, Amy Holland and her husband, Steven, and Jimmy Gribble and his wife, Adrienne; parents, Glenn A. Page and Jane Grange Darling; sister, Merie Walter; and grandchildren, Emily, Benjamin, Spencer, Madison, Laynie, Morgan and Molly.

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

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

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

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

R. Edward Hanley Jr. was born Jan. 25, 1930, in Lindsay, Okla., and 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 former 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.

Survivors: Daughters, Susan Turner of Benbrook and Janie Jorgenson of Houston; sisters, Mabel Hatfield, Ellen Howell and Jewell Keeler, all of Lindsay, 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
 

Alma N. Hart
GRANDVIEW -- Alma Novaline Hart, 83, a homemaker, died Sunday at a Cleburne hospital.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Friday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Rio Vista Cemetery in Rio Vista.

Alma Novaline Hart was born Aug. 27, 1913, in Hill County, Texas.

Survivors: Son, John Edward Hart of Burleson; daughter, Bobbie Hart Lilly of Burleson; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Pat H. Hough
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Pat Herbert Hough, 73, vice president of a trucking company, died Monday at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral: noon Friday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: American Cancer Society or Shriners' Children's Hospital in Dallas, in lieu of flowers.

Pat Herbert Hough was born March 9, 1923, in Okmulgee, Okla. He was a Shriner and member of the Moslah Temple Shrine in Fort Worth. He was also a 32nd degree Mason.

Survivors: Companion, Dollie Branscum of North Richland Hills; Kevin Hough of Euless; brother, Paul Hough of Quitman; sister, Juanita Dyer of Purcell, Okla.; nephews, Monte Hough and Greg Hough, both of Dallas, Ronnie Hough of Eugene, Ore., Wayne Hale of Terrelton, Okla., Pat Hale of Sand Springs, Okla., and Joe Niehaus of Purcell; and nieces, Vicki Kuntson of Eugene and Juanita Niehaus of Purcell.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Mary E.M. Kelley
SANTO -- Mary Elizabeth Moody Kelley, 53, a retired banker, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Graveside service: 3 p.m. Friday in Westend Cemetery in Stephenville. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Mary Kelley was born Dec. 19, 1942, to Ray and Edith Martin in Spiro, Okla.

She was reared in California and worked at Bank of America, Seminary State Bank and Fort Worth State Bank for a total of 26 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Everman and was preceded in death by her parents and two children.

Survivors: Husband, Jim Kelley of Santo; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Angela Moody of Fort Worth; stepdaughters and husbands, Suzanne and Keith Morton and Dee Ann and Jerry Garcia, all of Burleson; brother, Jim Martin of San Antonio; sister, Bobbie Richardson of Everman; and nine grandchildren.

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

Arthur M. Lindberg
SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. -- Arthur Martin "Art" Lindberg Jr., 53, an Air Force senior master sergeant, died Sunday on Merritt Island, Fla.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. today at South Patrick Chapel in Indian Harbour Beach, Fla.

Arthur Lindberg Jr. was born Dec. 18, 1942, in Neosho, Mo.

He had been a resident of Satellite Beach, Fla., since 1976 after transferring from service in Gaum. He was a member of manager safety and procedures at Johnson Control.

Survivors: Wife, Manette M. Lindberg of Satellite Beach; daughters, Angie Graf of Palm Bay, Fla., and Nannette Callahan of Boston, Mass.; parents, Arthur and Jerry Lindberg of Melbourne, Fla.; brothers, Jim Lindberg of Minneapolis, Minn., and Wayne Lindberg of St. Louis, Mo.; sister, LeeAnn Lindberg of St. Louis, Mo; one grandchild; and parents-in-law, John and Jeanette Ramsey of Hurst.

Beach Funeral Home
Indian Harbour Beach, Fla.,(407) 777- 4640
 

Delton K. Longley
DALLAS -- Delton Kenneth "Hawk" Longley, 74, passed away Wednesday in Dallas after a three-year illness.

Graveside service: 2 p.m Friday in Greenleaf Cemetery in Brownwood.

Dr. D.K. "Hawk" Longley was born April 23, 1922, in Brownwood. He graduated from Brownwood High School in 1940 and attended Baylor University in Waco. He graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas, in 1945. He practiced dentistry and oral surgery for 44 years in Brownwood and Dallas. He was chief of oral surgery at Shepherd Air Force Base in Wichita Falls from 1950-1952. Dr. Longley also was chief of oral surgery at Methodist Hospital in Dallas for a number of years. He was a retired life member of the Texas Dental Association and a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Survivors: Wife of 53 years, Mary Jo Longley of Fort Worth; son, Ken Longley and wife, Gail, of Fort Worth; granddaughters, Jennifer and Lindsey Longley, both of Fort Worth and Debbie Furr of Houston; and two great-grandsons.

Davis-Morris Funeral Home
Brownwood, (915) 646-5555
 

Katherine Manning
FORT WORTH -- Katherine Elizabeth Russell Manning, 87, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital. She had been in failing health for five years.

Memorial service: No service planned.

Katherine Elizabeth Russell Manning was born Dec. 6, 1908, in Hattiesburg, Miss., the daughter of Lloyd and Linda Russell. She was united in marriage to Ralph L. Manning in Wichita Falls, Texas. They lived most of their lives in Fort Worth and Ponca City, Okla.

Mrs. Manning attended Hardin- Simmons University in Abilene and was an elementary school teacher. She also worked in production accounting as a bookkeeper for Conoco. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Baptist and Presbyterian churches. She taught Bible classes for many years. She was an antiques dealer.

Preceding her in death in addition to her husband and parents were a daughter, Frances Ann; two brothers, Lloyd and Edwin; and a sister, Stella Weaver.

Survivors: Sons, Buck of Bartlett, Ill., and Russell of San Francisco; and one grandson, Shea Manning of Grayslake, Ill.
 

Manerva F. Martin
DE LEON -- Manerva Fay Martin, 83, a minister for the Pentecostal church in De Leon and a homemaker, died Tuesday at a De Leon nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Nowlin Funeral Home. Burial: Zion Hill Cemetery.

Survivors: Husband, Rev. Frank Martin; sons, James Keither and Victor Elroy Martin; daughter, Rachel Ann Looney; brother, Jess Willard Gressett; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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

Thomas E. Matlock
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Thomas Everett Matlock, 67, died Oct. 17 at home after a two-year battle with cancer.

Funeral: Was private.

Memorials: Pioneer Valley Hospice, P.O. Box 9058, Springfield, Mass., 01102-9058 or a charity of choice.

Thomas Everett Matlock was born Nov. 17, 1929, in Eastland, Texas. He attended schools in Eastland and Olden and Springfield Technical Community College. Mr. Matlock retired from the Air Force in 1971 as a senior master sergeant. He was a utility superintendent and served for several years during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He received a World War II Victory Medal, Korean and Vietnam Service Medals and an Air Force Commendation Medal.

Survivors: Wife, Yvette of West Springfield, Mass.; daughter, Linda Hallinan of Chicago, Ill.; sons, William of Holyoke, Mass., James of Groton, Conn., and John of West Springfield; sisters, Geneva Schuhsler of Houston, Peggy Langston of North Richland Hills and Shirley Nelson of Bay City, Texas; and three grandchildren.
 

Joanna S. McGahey
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Joanna Sue McGahey, 58, a homemaker, died Tuesday at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Bean- Massey-Burge Funeral Home. Burial: Southland Memorial Park.

Joanna Sue McGahey was born in Oklahoma on Nov. 20, 1937.

Survivors: Mother, Elva Marie McGahey; brothers and sister-in-law, Michael McGahey and John and Marva McGahey; nephew, Gary McGahey; and numerous other relatives.

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

Rena M. Merritt
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Rena Mae Merritt, 90, a homemaker, died Wednesday at an Arlington nursing center.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Friday in Magnolia Memorial Park in Magnolia, Ark.

Rena Mae Merritt was born Oct. 10, 1906, in Langston, Ala.

Survivors: Daughters and son-in-law, Nancy and James Park of Grand Prairie and Sherry Grower of Arlington; grandsons, Mike Park of Grand Prairie and Steve Park of Irving; granddaughter, Stacy Fishback of Arlington; six great- granddaughters; sister, Nadine Wagner of Tacoma, Wash.; and many relatives in the Magnolia, Ark., area.

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

Harold R. Parks
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Harold R. Parks, 66, a retired manager for Terminal Properties & Facilities, died Tuesday at home.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Friday in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Harold Parks was born Sept. 22, 1930, in Fort Worth.

Memorials: Family Hospice.

Survivors: Wife, Pat Parks of North Richland Hills; daughters, Cheryl Pierce of Fort Worth, Dana Collins of Tacoma, Wash., Janet House of Fort Worth, Melinda Parks-Baldree of Bedford and Pamela O'Brien of Burleson; sister, Betty Acton of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Holly, Stephanie, Michael, Jennifer, Cardinal, Patrick, Samuel, Candice, Mary Catherine and Colin; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Donald R. Patterson
ARLINGTON -- Donald Ray Patterson, 56, a retired Hunt Oil Co. engineer, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

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

Memorials: Tarrant County Alzheimer's Association.

Donald Ray Patterson was born Dec. 3, 1939, in Arp, Texas, and had lived in Arlington for 18 years. He retired from Hunt Oil Co. after 22 years' service. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner and a member of the American Petroleum Association. Mr. Patterson was an Army veteran.

Survivors: Wife of 25 years, Linda Patterson of Arlington; son, Donald Cade Patterson of Arlington; daughter, Terrie Jones of Palestine, Texas; and brothers, Warren Patterson of Galveston and Charles Patterson of Conroe.

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

William Roy Pierce
AZLE -- William Roy Pierce, 77, retired founder of Pierce Concrete in Azle, died Tuesday at an Azle hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Azle Church of Christ. Burial: Azleland Cemetery in Azle. Visitation: 8 a.m. to 12 noon at White's Funeral Home in Azle.

William Roy Pierce was born July 24, 1919, in Fordyce, Ark. He had been an Azle resident since 1952 and was a member of Azle Church of Christ. He had owned Pierce Concrete for 24 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beth Pierce, in 1989.

Survivors: Son, Doyle Pierce of Azle; daughters, Gwen Geary of Azle and Carole Harmon of Baytown; brother, J.E. Pierce of Clyde; sister, Almedia O'Neal of San Angelo; grandchildren, Brian Gordon of Baytown, Reese and Robyn Pierce and Mandy and Shane Geary, all of Azle; and great-grandchild, Paris Choice Gordon of Baytown.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211
 

W.L. Sanders
FORT WORTH -- W.L. "Buck" Sanders, 83, a driver, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

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

W.L. "Buck" Sanders was born Oct. 1, 1913, in a covered wagon near Hillsboro, Texas, to Willis and Mary Sanders. He grew up in Fort Worth, where he lived all his life. He retired from truck driving in 1956 and enjoyed his neighbors where he lived. He loved to play checkers and dominoes.

Survivors: Wife of 35 years, Pauline Sanders of Fort Worth; sons, Jack Sanders of Fort Worth, Jimmy Sanders of Haltom City and Richard Sanders of Fort Worth; daughters, Evelyn Plunkett and Betty Zuccaro, both of Fort Worth, and Imogene "Cindy" Lee of Forest Hill; brothers, Joseph Sanders and Thomas Sanders, both of Fort Worth; 21 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

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

W.E. Shinn
STEPHENVILLE -- W.E. "Jack" Shinn, 83, a retired oil field welder, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Stephenville Funeral Home. Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa.

W.E. Shinn was born April 18, 1913, in Texola, Okla.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161
 

Charlie Smith
FORT WORTH -- Charlie Smith, 77, a retired custodian, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 4 p.m. today in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Charlie Smith was born July 1, 1919, in Honey Grove. He was a World War II veteran and served in the Philippines.

Survivor: Cousin, Sam G. Martin of Houston.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Cynthia Ann Strauss
CLEBURNE -- Cynthia Ann Strauss, 36, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at Cleburne Seventh-day Adventist Church, 111 Meadowview Dr. in Cleburne. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: Children's Organ Transplant Association, 2501 Cota Dr., Bloomington, Ind., 47403.

Cynthia Ann Strauss was born July 2, 1960, in Nowata, Okla.

Survivors: Husband, Norman Strauss of Cleburne; parents, Dorothy and Delmar Wynn of Joshua; brother, Robert Wynn of Leon, Kan.; and sisters, Vickie Anderson of Joshua and Linda Adams of Detroit, Mich.

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

Barbara L. Warren
FORT WORTH -- Barbara Louise Warren, 67, a homemaker, died Oct. 26 at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors.

Barbara Louise Warren was born Jan. 12, 1929, in Breckenridge. She was a 1948 graduate of I.M. Terrell High School and attended Masters College in Chicago, Ill., receiving a masters degree in sewing. She was a faithful member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. She was member of the I.M. Terrell Alumni Association.

Her husband, L.A. Warren Sr., preceded her in death in 1983.

Survivors: Sons, Ivory E. Walker, Robert L. Walker, L.A. Warren Jr. and Larry A. Warren, all of Fort Worth; daughter, Katricia A. Walker of Fort Worth; brother, Clifford L. Washington of San Antonio; sister, Irene Powell of Fort Worth; eight grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; four grandchildren whom she raised, Tyra, Kevin, David and Donjel; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

Arlon Weems
STEPHENVILLE -- Arlon "Chink" Weems, 68, a retired service station owner, died Tuesday at a Stephenville hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church. Burial: Gardens of Memory. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at Stephenville Funeral Home.

Memorials: First United Methodist Church's Latchkey Program or Boy Scouts of America.

Arlon "Chink" Weems was born June 10, 1928, in Fisher County and had lived in Stephenville for most of his life. He was owner of Weems Service Station for 44 years. He was a member of First Uni- ted Methodist Church, Knights of Pythias and the Boy Scouts of America since 1940.

Survivors: Wife, LaRue of Stephenville; son, Philip Weems of Plano; daughter, Leann Pate of Stephenville; brother, Jesse Weems of Brownwood; sisters, Marie White of Weatherford, Alta Vick of Benbrook and Mary Jones of Stephenville; grandchildren, Mark and Jennifer Pate and Heather and Hannah Weems; and a special friend, Steve Lin.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161
 

Dwyan Whiteley
GRANBURY -- Dwyan Whiteley, 50, an ABF Freight Co. supervisor for nine years, died Wednesday at a Granbury hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Acton United Methodist Church. Burial: Acton Cemetery in Hood County.

Memorials: Waples United Methodist Church or American Heart Association.

Dwyan Whiteley was born Feb. 8, 1946, in Brownwood.

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

Clessie L. Wood
WHITE SETTLEMENT -- Clessie L. Wood, 85, a retired White Settlement school district employee, died Tuesday at home after a long illness.

Funeral: 1 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of White Settlement. Graveside service: 3:30 p.m. today in Eastside Cemetery in Bridgeport.

Clessie was born May 14, 1911, in Whitney. He grew up and farmed in Gilliland, Texas, where he met and married his wife of 62 years, Minnie Still of Bridgeport, Texas. They moved to Bridgeport in 1938 and then to White Settlement in October 1944. He worked at General Dynamics for three years and then for the White Settlement school district for 20 years until his retirement in 1975.

Mr. Wood was preceded in death by a daughter, Glenda Reynolds.

Survivors: Wife, Minnie, of White Settlement; two daughters, Lanelle Libby and her husband, Lin, of Weatherford and Carolyn Wood of White Settlement; two sons, Gerald Wood of Fort Worth and Ralph Wood of Burleson; daughter- in-law, Lynette Wood of Fort Worth; eight grandchildren, Greg Libby and his wife, Paula, of Benbrook, Penny Heba and her husband, Bob, of Cleveland, Ohio, Kimberly Margowski and her husband, Bill, of Benbrook, Mark Wood and his wife, Tammy, of Trophy Club, Todd Belcher and his wife, Audrey, of White Settlement, Ron Wood and his wife, Karin, of Cleveland, Gayle Libby of Weatherford and Toi Eichenberger of Fort Worth; and 11 great-grandchildren, Brandi Bickel, Maegen Jackson and Travis and Tyler Libby, all of Benbrook, Alexis and Emily Wood of Trophy Club, Ryan Wood of Cleveland, Nolan, Caulun and Skylar Belcher of White Settlement and Samuel Eichenberger of Fort Worth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

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