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Published Nov. 4, 1996

W.B. Bishop
CEDAR POINT -- W.B. Billy Bishop, 83, a retired rancher, died Saturday at a Stephenville nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stephenville Funeral Home. Burial: East Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Bishop was born Nov. 11, 1912, in Chalk Mountain.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors: Wife, Mildred Bishop; sons, Jack Bishop, J.D. Bishop; daughter, Jennie Cherry, all of Cedar Point; sisters, Ella Belcher of Whitney, Lillian Seymour of Graham, Genevieve Harrison of Dumas, Elaine Sargent of San Augustine; nine grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161

Eleanor R. Bradshaw
WACO -- Eleanor Rose Cogdell Bradshaw, 83, died Saturday at home.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Wilkirson-Hatch Funeral Home in Waco. Burial: Waco Memorial Park.

Officiants: The Rev. Glen Jones of University United Methodist Church in Fort Worth and John Aymond of Cogdell Memorial United Methodist Church of Waco.

Memorials: Cogdell Memorial United Methodist Church Building Fund, 720 N. New Road, Waco 76710.

Mrs. Bradshaw was born in Winters on Jan. 9, 1913, and was reared in Fort Worth. She was a graduate of Polytechnic High School in Fort Worth and the College of Industrial Arts, now Texas Woman's University in Denton. She married Leo Bradshaw in 1933. He preceded her in death in 1972. Leo and Eleanor Rose moved to Waco, where they founded Cogdell's Hardware & Automotive. They were pioneers in Texas suburban shopping, and organizing charter members of Cogdell Memorial United Methodist Church in Waco, where Mrs. Bradshaw continued her membership.

Mrs. Bradshaw's active involvement in Waco civic affairs included serving as president of the Waco Parent-Teacher Association, chairman of the first Mothers March for Polio, and chairman of the Red Cross and United Fund.

Survivors: Sons, Leo Bradshaw Jr. of Waco, Bob Cogdell Bradshaw of Waco and San Francisco, Jim Bradshaw of Fort Worth; daughter, Patricia Bradshaw Edge of Houston; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Wilkirson-Hatch Funeral Home
Waco, (817) 753-3691

Lillie J. Brown
FORT WORTH -- Lillie Joyce Brown, 70, a homemaker, died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Normandale Baptist Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Memorials: American Heart Association, 2401 Scott Ave., Fort Worth 76103.

Lillie Brown was born June 18, 1926, in Dothan, Ala. She was a graduate of the University of Alabama. She was also a member of Normandale Baptist Church, where she was previously active in Sunday school record keeping and was a substitute pianist and organist.

Survivors: Husband of 46 years, O.H. Brown of Fort Worth; sons, Dan Brown and his wife, Kelli, and W.H. Brown and his wife, Kae, all of Fort Worth; daughter, Evelyn Ann Johnston and her husband, Marvin, of Fort Worth; brother, Luther Josiah Thomas Jr. of Dothan, Ala.; sister, Beatrice Sanders of Smithville, Mo.; and grandchildren, Russell, Michael, Kristen and Courtney.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Agnes Buckner
FORT WORTH -- Agnes "Mendy" Buckner, 73, a homemaker, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. today in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Agnes Buckner was born March 28, 1923, in Fort Worth, at the Greenwood Cemetery, where her father was a longtime caretaker. She was a member of Grace Bible Church.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lewis Buckner, in 1992.

Survivors: She was a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.

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

Robert P. Burke
FORT WORTH -- Robert Paul Burke, 73, a retired construction engineer with Allied Drilling Company, died Saturday at a local hospital.

Vigil: 7 p.m. today at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Burial: Private in Brown Cemetery, Aledo.

Robert Burke, born Jan. 10, 1923, was a lifelong Fort Worth resident. He was a graduate of North Side High and Texas A&M. He was a member of St. Patrick Cathedral and Msgr. Robert M. Nolan Council Knights of Columbus. He served as captain in the Army Engineers during World War II, serving in Europe and Pacific Theaters.

Survivors: Wife, Sara Acuff Burke of Fort Worth; daughter, Elizabeth Ann Hughes of Laguna Hills, Calif.; grandchildren, Alysha, Eric and Michael; brothers, John Thomas Burke of San Antonio and Francis Darwin Burke of Austin; and nephews and nieces.

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

Juanita Burnett
WEATHERFORD -- Juanita Burnett, 74, a retired owner of an air conditioning and heating business, died Sunday at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday in Haven of Memories in Canton.

Mr. Burnett was born Jan. 15, 1922, in Charleston, W.Va.

Survivors: Daughter, Pam Hardwick Wise of Weatherford; sisters, Bonnie Tolley of West Virginia, Melen Marks of New York, Earthalene Tittle of North Richland Hills; and five grandchildren.

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

Audien C. Comis
ARLINGTON -- Audien Corrinene Comis, 78, a homemaker, died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Blessing Funeral Home in Mansfield. Burial: Mansfield Cemetery.

Audien Corrinene Comis was born July 26, 1918, in Stewart, Okla.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555

John E. Cree
ARLINGTON -- John E. Cree, 75, retired chief draftsman for Southern Industrial Steel, died Sunday in Arlington.

Cryptside service: 3 p.m. Tuesday in Moore Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at Moore Funeral Home.

John Cree was born Sept. 8, 1921, in Des Moines, Iowa. He served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War. He received the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars. He was in Thunder Bird Division of Oklahoma and was a lifetime member of VFW Post 8561.

Survivors: Son, Bruce Cree of Euless; daughters, Jo Ann Anderson of Parkville, Mo., and Laurie Flynn and Jonny Henthorn, both of Arlington; brother, Eddie Cree of Texarkana, Texas; and five grandchildren.

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

Aaron A. Danner
MINERAL WELLS -- Aaron Anthony Danner, 19, a rancher, died Friday in Mineral Wells.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Baum- Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home. Burial: Indian Creek Cemetery, Palo Pinto.

Aaron Danner was born May 3, 1977, in Las Vegas, Nev.

Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner
Mineral Wells, (817) 325-4422

Byron L. Davis Sr.
BRECKENRIDGE -- Byron L. Davis Sr., 77, a retired oilfield pumper, died Friday at an Abilene medical facility.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Morehart Mortuary.

Memorials: Hendrick Medical Center, Oncology Unit.

Byron Davis was born June 22, 1919, in Cedar Hill.

Morehart Mortuary
Breckenridge, (817) 559-5421

Kathleen A. Davis
DENTON -- Kathleen Ayers Davis, 90, a homemaker, died Saturday at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Gardens of Memory in Stephenville.

Kathleen Davis was born May 27, 1906, in Carbon.

She was a member of the Episcopal church.

Survivors: Daughters, Mary Kay Tayloe of Carrolton, Susan Cutshall of San Antonio; brother, Dick Ayers of Ballinger; sister, Betty Dodd of Stephenville; four grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161

Jason A. Francks
AZLE -- Jason Allen Francks, 18, a plumber, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Walnutcreek Baptist Church. Burial: Azleland Memorial Park.

Mr. Francks was born August 2, 1978, in Azle.

He was a lifelong Azle resident and a 1996 graduate of Azle High School, where he was a member of the F.F.A. He was a plumber for Masterpiece Housing. Survivors: Parents, Stewart and Sue Francks of Azle; brother, Charles Stewart Francks III of Abilene; uncles, Walie Francks of Arlington, Tommy Francks of Fort Worth, Milton Hamman of Greenwood, Ill.; aunts, Barbara Barnett of Arlington, Louise Drennon of Argyle, Lisa Walker of Fort Worth; and great-aunt, Francis Sanquinet of Arlington.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341

Grace G. Halsell
FORT WORTH -- Grace Gorman Halsell, 88, a homemaker, died Saturday in Dallas.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. today.

Memorials: Cook Childrens Medical Center or to a charity of choice.

Grace Halsell was born Jan. 7, 1908, in Winnsboro.

She was a 1963 life master at Duplicate Bridge, playing often with Jacoby and Culbertson. She was a member of Fort Worth Club, Rivercrest Country Club and past member of Barnaby, Junior League of Fort Worth and Jewell Charity Ball. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, E. Franklin Halsell.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Edward Franklin and Randi Halsell of Dallas; and granddaughters, Susan Halsell Bonanno of California and Karen Halsell Eubank, M.D., of Dallas.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Mary E. Hamilton
BRECKENRIDGE -- Mary Eleanor Hamilton, 83, a homemaker, died Saturday at a Breckenridge hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at the St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Breckenridge. Burial: Breckenridge Cemetery.

Mary Hamilton was born Aug. 7, 1913, in Morgantown, W.Va.

Melton Funeral Home
Breckenridge, (817) 559-3311

Hodge C. Hart
BROCK -- Hodge Clifford Hart, 73, a retired grocer, died Sunday at home.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. today at Brock First Baptist Church. Burial: Brock Cemetery.

Mr. Hart was born April 22, 1923, in Collin County.

He was a well known grocer in Allen.

Survivors: Wife, Laverne Hart; sons, Danny Hart, Alan and wife, Vera Hart, all of Brock; brothers, Carl Hart of Selma, Ala., Paul Hart of Plano; and grandson, Michael Alan Hart of Brock.

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

Vincent T. Hart
FORT WORTH -- Vincent T. Hart, 81, a surveyor inspector/ construction, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

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

Mr. Hart was born October 23, 1915, in Mineola, and died October 31, 1996, in Fort Worth. He was a surveyor/inspector for the Corps of Engineers for many years. Mr. Hart was a 17 year resident of Fort Worth.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel, in 1986; a son, Major Thomas V. Hart, in 1990; and a sister, Sara Dorothy Hart, in 1995.

Survivors: Sons and daughters-in- law, Robert Vincent and Wynell Hart of Spring Branch, Wm. F. "Bill" Hart of Fort Worth, and James Samuel and Kathy Hart of Tulia; daughter-in-law, Christina Hart of Fort Worth; brothers, Sam W. Hart of Grand Saline and Truman S. Morris of Houston; grandson, Jonathan David Hart of Fort Worth; and granddaughter, Trudie Annette Hart.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

H.L. Jones
BOWIE -- H.L. "Lew" Jones, 83, a retired carpenter, died Friday in Bowie.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Faith Baptist Church in Bowie. Burial: Brushy Cemetery in Bowie.

Memorials: Hospice of Rural Texas, 1000 Lamb St., Bowie, Texas or Faith Baptist Church, Brushy Road, Bowie, Texas 76230.

Mr. Jones was born Oct. 31, 1913, in Bellevue.

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

Roland H. Koenig
COLLEYVILLE -- Roland H. Koenig, 74, a metal refinisher, died Saturday at a Bedford hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home.

Roland Koenig was born Aug. 1, 1922, in Luzerne, Iowa. He was a member of Arlington Heights, Chicago VFW Post.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, LaVerne Koenig.

Survivors: Wife, Mary Koenig of Colleyville; sons, Michael Koenig of Gainesville, Terry Koenig of Florida and Allan Koenig of Illinois; daughters, Joy Hallberg of Watauga and Nancy Reinicke of Wisconsin; stepchildren, Rogers Hays of Bosnia, Dolores Hobbs of Bedford, Angela McGarry of Grapevine and Steve Hays of Fort Worth; sisters, Clara Wilke of Washington, Hulda Stolper of Michigan and Bertha Landmeier of Colorado; 29 grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Roy E. Lightfoot
DE LEON -- Roy E. Lightfoot, 80, passed away Sunday at a De Leon hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Nowlin Funeral Home. Burial: De Leon Cemetery.

Mr. Lightfoot was born Aug. 27, 1916, in De Leon. He was a retired stock farmer. He attended The University of Texas and Tarleton State University. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II, aboard the USS Howard D. Crow.

Survivors: Brother, Charles Lightfoot of Granbury; sisters, Opal Tate of De Leon and Lorene Holland of Comanche; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Bessie D. Little
STEPHENVILLE -- Bessie D. Little, 88, a retired nurse's aid, died Sunday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lacy Funeral Home. Officiating: Rev. Bob Caviness. Burial: Johnsville Cemetery.

Bessie Little was born Aug. 17, 1908, in Erath County. She married Wiley T. Little July 24, 1940, in Stephenville. He preceded her in death in 1980. She was also preceded in death by 15 brothers and sisters, and two grandchildren.

Survivors: Daughters, Rosa Lee Holmes of Granbury, Maggie Van Winkle and Scooter Vest, both of Stephenville, Wanda Whitfield of Whitney and Kathy Brannon of Stephenville; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Lacy Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 968-2102

Melvin R. Maynard
HURST -- Melvin Rodney Maynard, 58, a manager of a computer company, died Friday at a Bedford hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Officiant: Dr. Jeff Burnett, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Mr. Maynard was born Dec. 31, 1937, in Risk.

He was born in the piney woods of East Texas, a place which he loved. He served in the Air Force for four years and upon being released, moved to Hurst where he was employed by Bell Helicopter for 10 years.

He was also employed by Equitable General Insurance Company for 4 1/2 years, then by General Dynamics for 12 years. His last employment was as a senior manager for Computer Sciences Corporation in Fort Worth. Rod received his degree from Universrity of Texas at Arlington. Rod enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an avid sports fan and umpired softball games in his spare time.

Survivors: Wife, Carolyn Maynard of Hurst; daughters, Renee Denise Blanton of Hurst, Jerri Lynn Ripley of Dallas, Lisa Ann VanMeter of Fort Worth; sisters, Ruby Maynard of Panama City, Fla., Billy Ann Clardy of Henderson, Anita Shipp of Bedford; and grandchildren, Bryan Robert Bedford of Hurst, Zachary Ryan Ripley of Dallas, Linzi Leighann VanMeter, Kaci Lynn VanMeter, both of Fort Worth. Rod was a loving grandfather of four grandchildren. He was also survived by many friends which were special to him and associates who loved and respected him, all of whom were touched by his presence.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Bobbie McAvoy
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. -- Bobbie McAvoy, 92, a homemaker, died Friday at an Alamogordo, N.M., nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at the Church of Christ in Graford. Burial: McAdams Cemetery in Palo Pinto County.

Bobbie McAvoy was born Oct. 1, 1904, in Palo Pinto County. She lived in Graford most of her life, until 1992, then moved to Alamogordo for health reasons.

Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner
Mineral Wells, (817) 325-4422

John W. McClain
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. -- John W. McClain, 76, a retired colonel in the Army infantry, died Friday at home.

Military graveside service: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials: St. Francis Hospice of Tulsa, Okla.

Mr. McClain was born Jan. 19, 1920, in Beaumont.

Col. McClain came to Fort Worth as a child. He graduated from Carter Riverside High School. He served in the Army from 1939 to 1969. During his Army career, he served in the European Theater of Operations 1943-44. He saw action in Normandy and the Battle of The Bulge as company commander Second Infantry Division. He also served in Korea 1951-52 and the Republic of Vietnam 1966-76. He was awarded the Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters and Bronze Star Medal with Three Oak Leaf Clusters. He was also awarded the Purple Heart with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Ribbon and Combat Infantryman Badge with cluster and star. After retiring from the Army, he lived in Broken Arrow, Okla., and pursued a career in real estate appraisal.

Survivors: Wife, Mildred McClain of Broken Arrow, Okla.; sons, John Wesley McClain Jr. of Leesburg, Va., Stephen Michael McClain of Baltimore, Md.; daughter, Gaile McLaurin of Edgewood, Wash.; and grandsons, John Wesley McClain III and Colin McClain.

Lucas Funeral Home
517 N. Sylvania Ave., 838-2336

Hattie M. McDurmon
FORT WORTH -- Hattie M. McDurmon, 84, a retired communications operator, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Memorial Park. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Davis Chapel of First Presbyterian Church.

Hattie McDurmon was born May 13, 1912, in Mexia.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She lived in Fort Worth for 23 years. She worked as a dental assistant and operator for Southwestern Bell.

Survivor: Sister, Ruby McDurmon of Fort Worth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Carlie Miles
FORT WORTH -- Carlie Miles, 86, a railroad machinist's helper for M&P Railroad, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Carter Metropolitan Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Morris-Bates Mortuary.

Mr. Miles was born Sept. 30, 1910, in Bonham.

He attended public schools in Bonham. He lived in Fort Worth since 1942. He had been a member of the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers since 1977. He was a member of Carter Metropolitan Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

Survivors: Wife, Maybelle Miles; sons, Earl Miles, Raymond Miles, all of Fort Worth, Louis Miles of El Paso, Joseph Miles of Fort Worth; daughters, Vivian L. Hart of Arlington, Flora McCalister of Dallas, Barbra Jackson of Fort Worth, Alice E. Flakes of Odessa; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Morris-Bates Mortuary
1700 Evans Ave., 926-6263

Pauline Moore
SAGINAW -- Pauline Moore, 71, a retired food service employee for the Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD, died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Tuesday at Saginaw Assembly of God Church. Burial: Saginaw Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at Brown, Gause-Ware, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.

Pauline Moore was born Sept. 5, 1925, in Peaster.

Survivors: Sons, Tommie Moore and his wife, Beverly, and Roland Moore and his wife, Donna, all of Saginaw; brother, Lee Vernon Norman of Fresno, Calif.; sisters, Avenell Stevens, Irene Walker and Juanita Giles, all of Saginaw; grandchildren, Shane Moore, Shawn Moore, Angie Moore, Donnie Moore and Lillie Moore; four great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Kathryn Norman of Maddisonville and Mable Martin of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

M. Orveta Murphy
FORT WORTH -- M. Orveta Murphy, 78, a homemaker, died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rosen Heights Baptist Church. Burial: Ash Creek Cemetery in Azle. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Memorials: "Forward by Faith" at Rosen Heights Baptist Church.

M. Orveta Murphy was born Sept. 20, 1918, in Tarrant County.

She lived in the Fort Worth area all of her life. She was an active member of Bluebonnet class of Rosen Heights Baptist Church.

Survivors: Sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Roy Odom; niece, Charolet Smith, all of Fort Worth; nephew, Leon Odom of Ennis; and five great nieces and nephews.

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

Brenda J. Newell
ARLINGTON -- Brenda June Newell, 50, a public relations worker, died Saturday in Arlington after a valiant battle with cancer.

Memorial service: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 5700 Kelly Elliott, Arlington.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Born Aug. 30, 1946, in Graham, Brenda loved life and enriched all those she came in contact with. She will be long remembered for her outgoing personality and her sense of humor. As one of the Jehovah's Witnesses, she had a strong and unwavering faith in her God's promise of a new world free from the problems that plague man today. She believed in, and spent over 35 years, several in the full-time ministry, preaching God's kingdom to her neighbors, friends and acquaintances. She knew it was the only hope for mankind, to set all things straight under the thousand-year rule of Christ Jesus during which she expects to receive a resurrection to life eternal on the earth, filled with real peace and security.

Brenda was reared in Albuquerque, N.M., and moved to the Dallas area in 1964.

Survivors: Husband of 28 years, Richard Newell of Arlington; parents, Robert and June Pugh of Arlington; brother, Joe Tipton of Dallas; sisters, Barbara Arrants of Batesburg, S.C., Judy Smith of Moss Beach, Calif., Suzy Wood and Cindy Kelly of Arlington; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

We want to express our deepest gratitude for the love and support we so richly received from our spiritual brothers and sisters, locally and around the world. We are also very grateful for the love and compassion we received from her care givers at Columbia Medical Center Arlington, Nursing Staff Fourth Floor North, the Arlington Cancer Center, Option Care Home Health Care and M.D. Anderson in Houston.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791

Eli T. Plummer
ARLINGTON -- Eli Thomas Plummer, 3 months old, died Friday in Dallas.

Funeral: 1 p.m. today at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, make donations to St. Maria Goretti School.

Eli Thomas Plummer was born July 11, 1996, in Arlington.

Survivors: Father, Mark Joseph Plummer; mother, Leah Gay Plummer; twin brother, Samuel Gregory Plummer; brother, John Patrick Plummer III; paternal grandfather, John Patrick Plummer; paternal grandmother, Mary Regina Plummer; maternal grandfather, Gayle Gibson Gregory; and maternal grandmother, Paula Ruth Gregory.

Moore Funeral Home-Bowen Chapel
4216 S. Bowen Road, 468-8111

Willie V. Smith
JOSHUA -- Willie Vera Smith, 73, a homemaker, died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Willie Smith was born June 12, 1923, in Arlington.

Survivors: Daughters, Norma Jean Smith of Joshua and Joann Hollingshead of Shawnee, Okla.; grandchildren, Barbara Schuman and Roy Smith, both of Joshua, and Laurie Williams of Stroud, Okla.; great-grandson, Cody Williams of Stroud, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Alta R. Stahr
FORT WORTH -- Alta Roberta Kirtley Stahr, 76, a retired finance clerk, died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital after a long illness.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, Shriners Children's Hospital in Dallas.

Alta Roberta Kirtley Stahr was born Dec. 6, 1919, in Libertyville, Ill., and had been a resident of Fort Worth since 1951. She was a member of Grace Methodist Church and University United Methodist Church. She was a past high priestess, Nyanca Court No. 34, Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, John F. Kirtley and Dr. Henry A. Stahr, D.C.

Survivors: Sons, John Kent Kirtley of El Paso, Robert Bruce Kirtley of St. Marys, Ga., Edward Wayne Kirtley of Granbury, Charles Neal Kirtley of Chesapeake, Va., Richard Dale Kirtley of Jacksonville, Fla., Carl Glynn Kirtley of Pensacola, Fla., and David Scott Kirtley of Memphis, Tenn.; daughters, Karen Kirtley Watts of Benbrook and Claudia Lynn Mayorga of Lenexa, Kan.; brothers, Robert Kleihauer of Freeport, Ill., and Elwin Kleihauer of Marblehead, Mass.; 16 grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

James P. Sullivan
FORT WORTH -- James P. Sullivan, 75, retired, died Friday at a River Oaks nursing home.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Tuesday in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Mr. Sullivan was born Feb. 11, 1921, in Meadville, Miss.

Memorials: Vitas Hospice.

He lived in the Fort Worth area for 32 years and was a retired floral delivery person. He was also a World War II Army veteran.

Survivors: Wife of 28 years, Ona Sullivan of Fort Worth; son, Jimmy Sullivan of Reno, Nev.; four brothers; four sisters, two grandchildren; and three stepchildren.

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

Robert W. Taylor
GRANBURY -- Robert W. "Bob" Taylor, 85, an employee of scheduling at General Dynamics, died Sunday at a Granbury hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Acton United Methodist Church in Acton. Burial: Acton Cemetery.

Mr. Taylor was born March 30, 1911, in Bowie. He was a member of AARP.

Survivors: Son, Robert F. Taylor of Acton; grandchildren, Terry and Chris Taylor and Janice Brewer; six great- grandchildren; and two stepgreat- grandchildren.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000

Fannie L. Vickers
WEATHERFORD -- Fannie Lou Vickers, 80, a homemaker, died Saturday at a Weatherford hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Home in Weatherford. Burial: Memory Gardens.

Fannie Vickers was born Dec. 21, 1915, in Woodson.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Jean Vickers of Kerrville; daughter and son-in-law, Frankie and Edd Hull of Weatherford; brother, Charlie Miller of Lubbock; sister, Pauline Evans of Dallas; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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

Pete Ybarra
FORT WORTH -- Pete Ybarra, 69, a retired truck driver, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Mr. Ybarra was born May 19, 1927, in Mathis, and had lived in the Fort Worth area since 1971. He served in the Marine Corps during World WarII.

Survivors: Wife, Deloris Ybarra of Fort Worth; sons, Joe Ybarra of Mathis and Henry Ybarra of Fort Worth; daughters, Ester Sotelo of Fort Worth, Gloria Barron of Hale Center, and Estella Ybarra of Ottawa, Kan.; brothers, Pat Ybarra of Fort Worth, Juan Ybarra and Frank Ybarra, both of Lubbock; sisters, Angelina Fernandez of Mathis, Eva Moreno of Houston, Candice Perez of Amarillo, and Rose Chavarria of San Marcos; 14 grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren.

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

Bertie E. Zeeb
FORT WORTH -- Bertie E. Zeeb, 79, a homemaker, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at South Park Baptist Church on Crowley Road. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park in Kennedale.

Bertie Zeeb was born April 9, 1917, in Denton County, Texas. She was a member of South Park Baptist Church and the Senior Citizens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick "Fred" Zeeb, on Sept. 22, 1996.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Merlene Beard and husband, Don, of Joshua; brother, Fred Jones of Pilot Point; sisters, Laudie Mae Landers of Sanger, Virgie McKinney of Denton and Gracie Reed of Krum; grandchildren, Don Beard and wife, Julie, and Jeffrey Beard, all of Joshua, and Shellie Beard of Fort Worth; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

John J. Zenk
ARLINGTON -- John Joseph Zenk, 81, a retired 16-year tavern owner, died Saturday in Arlington.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Zenk was born Oct. 30, 1915, in Union, Ill.

He was a graduate of Marengo Community High School in Marengo, Ill. He served in the Navy aboard the USS Penetrate during World War II. He retired to Arlington in 1980. He was a member of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Arlington.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lena Zenk, and brother, Edward Zenk.

Survivors: Wife, Irene Zenk; son, Jack Zenk; daughter, Nancy Brooke; brother, Harold Zenk; sister, Margaret Guy; and grandchildren, Tony Brooke, Jaci Brooke, John Brooke, David Zenk, Ryan Zenk and Nicholas Zenk.

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

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