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Published Nov. 6, 1996

Cecil E. Alumbaugh
HALTOM CITY -- Cecil E. Alumbaugh, 86, a retired salesman, died Saturday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Entombment: Garden of Memories Mausoleum.

Cecil E. Alumbaugh was born March 14, 1910, in Pleasantville, Ind. He was a former employee of Highway Machinery, Leonard Hazel and Cooper Machinery Co., in sales.

Mr. Alumbaugh was a member of Haltom Road Christian Church, Haltom City Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite. He was also a former councilman for Haltom City and a past officer and member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Survivors: Wife, Dorothy Alumbaugh of Haltom City; son and daughter-in-law, Cecil E. Jr. and Maxann Alumbaugh of Irving; brother, Charles Alumbaugh of North Richland Hills; grandchildren, Marcia Forrester of California, Mo., Chris Siscoe of Dugger, Ind., and Andrew Alumbaugh of Sanger; and great- grandchildren, Brenna Siscoe and Darby Siscoe, both of Dugger.

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

Arthur Barboza
ARLINGTON -- Arthur Barboza, 75, a retired fabric company vice-president, died Monday in Arlington.

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

Arthur Barboza was born Nov. 17, 1920, in Fall River, Mass. He was a retired vice-president of Reese B. Davis & Co. He served in the Army Air Corps and was a veteran of World War II. He was a charter member of Southcliff Baptist Church.

Survivors: Sons, Darwin Barboza and his wife, Launa, of Arlington and Danny Barboza and his wife, Ruth, of Lake Dallas; sister, Lorraine Barboza of Fall River, Mass.; and grandson, Michael Barboza of Arlington.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

A.W. Bock
FORT WORTH -- A.W. "Curly" Bock, 95, a retired water company engineer, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Christ The King Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials: Riverside Lions Club.

A.W. "Curly" Bock was born Nov. 1, 1901, in Germantown, Neb. He lived in the Fort Worth area since 1938, and was a 50 year member of Riverside Lions Club. He was a member of American Waterworks Association and was a former Haltom City Councilman. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and Texas Federation of the Blind.

Survivors: Son, James Bock of Haltom City; brothers, Harold Bock of Truman, Minn., Edgar Bock of Blooming Prairie, Minn., and Richard Bock of Minneapolis, Minn.; sister, Amanda Rienke of Truman, Minn.; and grandson, Ian Nathaniel Bock of Azle.

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

Ruby M. Brodie
DALLAS -- Ruby Myrl Brodie, 64, passed away Monday in Longview after a courageous battle with cancer.

Entombment: 2 p.m. today in Lakeview Mausoleum. Officiating: Rev. Dick Stagner.

Survivors: Husband, John Brodie; sons, Allen Gilbreath of Bedford, Roger Gilbreath of Longview and Glenn Gilbreath of Lancaster; sisters, Allene Mills of Dallas and Irene Malone of Hamilton, Miss.; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Lakeview Funeral Home
Longview, (903) 759-9493

Rosemary Bruce
FORT WORTH -- Rosemary Bruce, 88, a homemaker, died Monday at a North Richland Hills hospital.

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

Rosemary Bruce was born May 12, 1908, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Sisters, Ida Mae Hass of Colleyville and Lillie Martha Oakley of Pennsylvania; and niece, Betty Hinton of Colleyville.

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

Francis P. Button
DUBLIN, Texas -- Francis Paul Button, 72, a retired welder, died Monday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Harrell Funeral Home. Burial: Old Dublin Memorial Park.

Mr. Button was born Dec. 22, 1923, in Fowler, Kan.

Harrell Funeral Home
Dublin, Texas, (817) 445-3311

Bernice E. Catron
RIO VISTA -- Bernice E. Catron, 64, a retired accountant, died Sunday in Charlotte, N.C.

Funeral: 1 p.m. today at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Bernice E. Catron was born July 4, 1932, in Fort Worth. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Rio Vista.

Survivors: Husband of 43 years, George Catron of Rio Vista; sons and daughter-in-law, William Gene and Lanna Catron and Bobby Joe Catron; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia Faye and James Malsom; brothers, Virgil Dockery, John David Dockery and Tommy Dockery; sisters, Betty Miller and Bertha Laine; granddaughters, Cie- Jae Malsom and Amber Malsom; and grandson, Bryan Catron.

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

Geraldine Cornelius
DENISON -- Geraldine "Gerry" Fitzgerald Cornelius, a retired bookkeeper, died Tuesday in Fort Worth, Texas.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at Shannon North Funeral Chapel.

Geraldine Cornelius was born Dec. 17, 1921, in Denison, Texas. She graduated from Denison High School in 1938 and Draughons Business College in 1939. She and B.Q. Cornelius were married Feb. 17, 1943, in Durant, Okla. She worked for the Fort Worth Press' , Gorbett Bros. Tank Mfg. and Halliburton. She was an active member of United Grace Methodist Church for many years, where she served as chairman of the administrative board.

Memorials: Grace United Methodist Church.

Survivors: Husband, B.Q. Cornelius; son, Kelly B. Cornelius of Fort Worth; mother, Leona Fitzgerald of Denison; sisters, Ozelle Duke of Sherman, Lola Ball of Denison and Jo Ellen McCoy of Fort Worth; grandchild, Bobby Q. Cornelius of Fort Worth; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Virgil E. Crutsinger
BEDFORD -- Virgil E. Crutsinger, 67, a machinist, died Monday at a Bedford hospital.

Funeral: Noon Thursday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park, Colleyville. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Virgil Crutsinger was born Aug. 25, 1929, in Pilot Point. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, an active member of NSRA and a member of the Pleasant Run Baptist Church.

Survivors: Wife, Joan Crutsinger of Bedford; sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Judy Crutsinger of Arlington, Gene and Loretta Crutsinger of Gilmer and Mike and Cindy O'Connell of Saginaw; daughters, Donna and her husband, Rick Harmon, of Fort Worth, and Sandy Dickson of Lewisville; brothers, Bobby Crutsinger and Jimmy Crutsinger, both of Pilot Point; sister, Cleo Hammons of Lake Dallas; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

William A. Hensley
MANSFIELD -- William Atkins Hensley, 82, a retired sheet metal worker, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth care center.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Blessing Funeral Home. Burial: Mansfield Cemetery.

William Atkins Hensley was born June 16, 1914, in Pilot Point.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555

Sherman B. Hinkle
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Sherman B. Hinkle, 78, a field manager for Halliburton Services Company who retired in 1979 after 38 years of service, died Monday at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Thursday in Moore Cemetery in Moore, Okla.

Memorials: The United Way Hospice.

Sherman Hinkle was born Sept. 9, 1918, in Moore, Okla.

Survivors: Son, William B. Hinkle; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah S. and Tommy G. Cypert; and grandchildren, Tommy G. Cypert Jr., Amy Atkins, Danna Hinkle and Brett Hinkle.

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

Charlie Johnson
RIO VISTA -- Charlie Johnson, 58, a retired car department foreman for Santa Fe Railway, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: Was at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Martin's Funeral Home. Burial: Rio Vista Cemetery. The Scottish Rite Rose Croix service and Masonic graveside service were presented.

Memorials: Rio Vista United Methodist Church.

Charlie Johnson was born June 25, 1938, in Blum. He was an endowed member of the Scottish Rite of Dallas, a member of the York Rite Bodies of Grandview, a member of the Royal Arch Masons Chapter No. 93, a member of the Royal and Select Masters Council No. 56, a dual member of Blum Lodge No. 607 and Cleburne Lodge No. 315, an endowed member of Nolands River Lodge No. 453 and was a past master in 1964 and 1985. Mr. Johnson was a past worthy patron and member of the Rio Vista Order of the Eastern Star No. 343. In May 1996, he received the Golden Trowel for exceptional service to the Masonic Lodge.

He served on the Board of Trustees for Rio Vista United Methodist Church and the board of directors of the Rio Grange Cemetery Association. He was a member and a past commander of the VanZandt-Nanny Post No. 648 of the American Legion. In addition, he was a member of the Rio Vista Civic Center Association.

Survivors: Wife, Pam Johnson of Rio Vista; son, Duke Johnson of Longview; daughter, Jennifer Johnson of Fort Worth; brother, David Johnson of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; sister, Wilma Ruth Cooper of Cleburne; and a number of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Martin's Funeral Home
Cleburne, (817) 558-3250

Archie R. Jones
FORT WORTH -- Archie Ree Jones, 68, a retired cook, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. today at True Love Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Archie Ree Jones was born May 12, 1928, in Centerville, Texas. Daughter of Wildy and Sarah Green, she grew up in Centerville and attended the public schools there. Archie Ree moved to Kansas City, Kan., and lived several years before settling in Fort Worth in 1948.

She earned a reputation as an outstanding cook, and had been employed by Bobby's Restaurant in Saginaw and the Colonial Cafeteria chain here. Archie enjoyed cooking for friends and family as well, and loved to entertain.

She took delight in travel, music and church activities at True Love Baptist Church, where she had been a member for many years. A retiree, she explored many new places and activities until debilitating illness took its toll.

Survivors: Daughters, Denise Mosley, Martha Ann Jones and Eunice K. Farris, all of Fort Worth; stepson, Larry Jones of Fort Worth; stepdaughters, Bessie Jones and Dorothy Jean Jones, both of Fort Worth; stepmother, Rosie Langford of Fort Worth; brothers, James Bladen of Dallas and Lloyd Langford of Fort Worth; sister, Ada Lee Langford of Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; aunt, Mattie Green; many cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives; and a vast number of friends.

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

Hattie Kelsoe
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Hattie Elizabeth Wright Kelsoe, 96, a retired practical nurse, died Monday at a local nursing home.

Graveside service: Was at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Southland Memorial Park.

Brown's Grand Prairie Funeral Home
Grand Prairie, (972) 263-5570

Roy Kerr
DECATUR -- Roy Kerr, 93, a maintenance department employee of the Texas Department of Highways and Public Transportation, died Tuesday at a Decatur hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Fundamental Baptist Church in Decatur. Burial: Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at Coker Funeral Home.

Roy Kerr was born April 29, 1903, in Decatur. He married Audrey Dodson on April 30, 1932, in Oklahoma. He was a member of the Fundamental Baptist Church in Decatur.

Survivors: Son, Doyle Kerr of Bridgeport; daughter, Lawana Snider of Decatur; brother, Walter Ray Kerr of Denton; sister, Bernice O'Brien of Gainesville; six grandchildren; and 10 great- grandchildren.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959

Linda Lambert
FORT WORTH -- Linda Lambert, 49, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel.

Linda Lambert was born Feb. 4, 1947, in Fort Worth.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Marion Frances Harles.

Survivors: Husband, Raymond Bieber; sons, Raymond Mitchell, Jackie Farrell, Jimmy Farrell, and Marion Farrell; daughters, Joyce Long, Lawannetta Ford, Lois Sisk, Mary Skiles, and Sherry Bieber; brothers, William Harles, Jackie Harles, and Wendell Harrell; sisters, Mary Painter and Nancy Hudgins; and 14 grandchildren.

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

Curtis Ludwig
IRVING -- Curtis Ludwig, 57, manager for PCI in Weatherford for 11/2 years, died Monday at an Irving hospital.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. today at Woodhaven Presbyterian Church, 3650 N. O'Connor Road, in Irving.

Memorials: Woodhaven Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund.

Curtis Ludwig was born Oct. 1, 1939, in Waco, Texas.

Survivors: Wife, Joyce Ludwig of Ir- ving; son, Curtis A. Ludwig of Fort Worth; daughters, Gretchen L. Carter of Roanoke and Katie C. Simpkins of Irving; mother, Vennie Ludwig of Irving; sister, Alice Rice of Irving; grandchildren, Courtney Ludwig, Alexandra Ludwig and Andrea Ludwig, all of Fort Worth, David Day of Roanoke and Tyler Simpkins and Travis Simpkins, both of Irving; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home
Irving, (972) 579-1313

Kathleen McInroe
BOTHELL, WASH. -- Kathleen McInroe, 77, a beautician, died Friday in Seattle, Wash.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at First Methodist Church in Gordon. Burial: New Gordon Cemetery. Visitation: Tonight at Lacy Funeral Home.

Kathleen McInroe was born Nov. 6, 1919, in Erath County.

Survivors: Son, Caroll McInroe of Washington.

Lacy Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 968-2102

Dee A. Nelson
WHITE SETTLEMENT -- Dee Arthur Nelson, 65, a retired aircraft machinist, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Thursday in Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 7 tonight at The Memorial Chapel.

Dee Nelson was born Jan. 10, 1931, in Duncan, Okla. He had been an area resident since 1971. He retired from General Dynamics in 1989. He was a member of N.R.A. and the Choctow Nation of Oklahoma.

Survivors: Son, Michael Dee Nelson and his wife, Coleen, of White Settlement; grandson, Eric Michael Nelson of White Settlement; and granddaughter, Hayley Marie Nelson of White Settlement.

The Memorial Chapel
1207 S. Cherry Lane, 246-4988

Don T. Neuville
GRANBURY -- Don T. Neuville, 54, an attorney with Neuville & Dewitt Attorneys at Law, died Tuesday at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Thursday at Wiley Funeral Home, Granbury. Burial: Rough Creek Cemetery, Granbury. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Don Neuville was born Oct. 2, 1942, in Wichita Falls. He was owner of Porter Abstract and had been a Granbury resident since 1971. He married Jo Ruth Norman July 28, 1988, in San Antonio. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, was a Mason and a big supporter of 4-H.

Survivors: Wife, Jo Ruth Neuville of Granbury; sons, Clay Neuville of Granbury, Lee Norman of Fort Worth and Cody Norman of Granbury; daughter, Kristen Salas of Granbury; brother, Ronald Neuville of Fort Worth; sister, Jimmie Marklinger of Fort Worth; and grandchildren, Brittany Neuville and Zoe Salas, both of Granbury.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000

Elsie M. Norman
FORT WORTH -- Elsie Mary Sanford Norman, 86, a retired parochial school teacher, died Sunday at a local nursing center.

Vigil: 7 tonight at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Cathedral. Celebrant: Rev. Dennis Smith. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Elsie Norman was born Aug. 10, 1910, in Providence, R.I.

A beloved mother and grandmother, she was the widow of Edgar O. Norman, her husband of 44 years. She was a former 38 year member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, now a member of St. Patrick Cathedral. She was a graduate of Our Lady of Victory Academy. She was a teacher in San Jose School, at St. Theresas Head Start Home, and had worked as a switch board operator and medical records clerk at St. Joseph Hospital. She was the elected secretary- member of the Texas Poetry Society and was a member of the Fort Worth Poetry Society and had published four books.

Survivors: Daughters, Alice Perullo and her husband, Neal, Mary Fleetwood, Bonnie Kenney and her husband, Joseph, and Sharon A. Napper; son, John Norman; grandchildren, Jeanie, Patti and Steven Perullo and their children, James, Josh and Matthew, Nancy, Mike and David Fleetwood and their children, Brent, Susan, Mike Jr., Christopher, Nicole and David Fleetwood, Jennifer Kenney, and Katherine Marie and Regina Napper and their children, Kyle, Sharon, Meagan and Kayvon.

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

Grace E. Pietsch
FORT WORTH -- Grace Elizabeth Yancey Pietsch, 80, a homemaker, died Sunday in Asheville, N.C.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials: Camp Peniel of Bellaire, 4545 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire 77401.

Grace Pietsch was born Sept. 29, 1916, in Pineville, La. She graduated from Ball High School in Galveston in 1934. From 1945 to 1962, she was an active member of Oaklawn Presbyterian Church in Houston. From 1964 to 1983, she was an active member of Minnetex Community Church in Pearland. From 1983 to the present, she attended Grace Bible Church in Fort Worth. In 1991, she was a member of the executive committee of Lakewood Retirement Center in Fort Worth.

She was characterized by generosity, hospitality and a strong faith and will greatly missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband and a sister in 1993.

Survivors: Daughters, Shirley Elizabeth Pietsch Bonvillain of Pearland, Barbara Jean Pietsch Prensner of Colorado Springs, Colo., Billie Sue Pietsch Thompson of Wheaton, Ill., and Dorothy Louise Pietsch Porter of Asheville, N.C.; brother, Charles Ross Yancey of Lockhart; grandchildren, Stephanie Bonvillain Morgan of Galveston, Greg Bonvillain of Lake Charles, La., Clark Bonvillain of Pearland, Chuck Thompson and Nate Thompson, both of Wheaton, Ill., Gina Prensner of Dallas and Suzanne Prensner of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and great-grandchildren, Michael Morgan Jr., Kristal Morgan, Rachel Morgan and Grace Lillian Morgan, all of Galveston.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Joe G. Pontius
FORT WORTH -- Joe Gene Pontius 74, a retired chauffeur, died Tuesday at home.

Memorial service: Private.

Joe Gene Pontius was born Sept. 29, 1922, in Bluffton, Ind. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Patti Jane.

Survivors: Son, Jay Pontius of Memphis, Tenn.; daughters, Dona and husband, Tim Turner, of Fort Worth, Dana and husband, Harry Bowes, of Denver, Colo., and Dianna Mace of Denver, Colo.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

Billie G. Pugh
JOSHUA -- Billie Grace Pugh, 62, a retired cashier for Rio Vista Bank, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Martin's Funeral Home, Cleburne. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.

Billie Pugh was born Nov. 7, 1933, in Cleburne. She was a cashier for Rio Vista Bank who retired after 25 years and three months of service.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Billy Jack Bigham, May 21, 1983.

Survivors: Husband, Kenneth Pugh of Joshua; sons, Gail Bigham of Cleburne and Jimmy Bigham of Grandview; daughter, Kay Nichols of Cleburne; stepdaughter, Debbie Ferguson of Cleburne; granddaughters, Staci Junge of Blum, Amy Welch of Amarillo, Sally Nichols of Dallas and Molli Bigham of Cleburne; grandson, Matt Bigham of Grandview; and great-granddaughter, Baillie Junge of Blum.

Martin's Funeral Home
Cleburne, (817) 558-3250

Frances T. Rich
FORT WORTH -- Frances T. Rich, 82, a retired insurance agent, died Tuesday at home.

Memorial service: Private.

Memorials: St. Ann Episcopal Church, 6055 Azle Ave., Fort Worth 76179, or Community Hospice, 1000 Summit Ave., Fort Worth 76102.

Frances Rich was born Sept. 19, 1914, in Merkel. She was a member of AM Vets and American Legion Auxiliaries.

Survivors: Daughter, Charlotte Winston and her husband, the Rev. William Winston, of Fort Worth; sister, Mary O'Neil of Temple; nephews, Glen and George Banzhaf, both of Temple, and Eddie Moore, of South Elgin, Ill.; and niece, Janis Sue Wolf Boyd (Mrs. Boyd) of Temple.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

Marion M. Rowell
FORT WORTH -- Marion Maitland Rowell, 76, a homemaker, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight.

Memorials: Tarrant County Alzheimers Association.

Marion Maitland Rowell was born Sept. 24, 1920, in Kilmarnock, Scotland. She came to America with her family at age four, and settled in Medford, Mass. She served in the Womens Air Corps during World War II, where she met her beloved husband, Stanley C. Rowell. Marion and Stan were married on April 20, 1946, in Medford, Mass., and moved to Fort Worth, where they lived for over 50 years. She was the mother of three children and was active in social organizations serving children and her church. She was a member of St. Paul Church in Fort Worth. Marion and her husband were active in square dance prior to her illness. She will be greatly missed.

Survivors: Husband, Stanley C. Rowell Sr. of Fort Worth; son and daughter- in-law, Stanley C. Rowell Jr. and Diane of Arlington; daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth "Betty" and Paul Underwood of Crowley, and Joanne and Thom Jackson of Fort Worth; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Floyd B. Smith
FORT WORTH -- Floyd B. Smith, 68, a retired U.S. Air Force technical sergeant and boom operator, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Sgt. Smith was born Dec. 25, 1927, in Ranger, Texas. He served in the U.S.A.F. for 22 years. He worked at Lockheed for seven years and he also worked at LTV. He was the former owner of B&F Air Conditioning and he also worked on oil rigs.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Frank Smith.

Survivors: Wife, Janie Smith of Fort Worth; sons, Floyd Smith Jr. of Fort Worth and Paul Ripley of Alabama; stepson, Jimmy McDonald of Fort Worth; sisters, Pat Brown of Greenville and Evelyn Clark of Eastland; and six grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

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. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

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

Alta Roberta Kirtley Stahr was born Dec. 6, 1919, in Libertyville, Ill., and had lived in 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

Mattie L. Watson
GRAHAM -- Mattie Lee Watson, 87, a homemaker, died Monday at a Wichita Falls hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at M.K. Graham Memorial Chapel. Burial: Pioneer Cemetery.

Mattie Lee Watson was born Feb. 15, 1909, in Young County.

Morrison Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-2121

Cletis R. Whitmire
PROCTOR -- Cletis Ray Whitmire, 65, a federal and state food commodity inspector and Jones Drilling employee, died Monday at a Stephenville hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Riley Funeral Home. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery in Hamilton.

Mr. Whitmire was born Jan. 31, 1931, in Copperas Cove, Texas.

Riley Funeral Home
Hamilton, (817) 386-3117

Davis D. Wilson
FORT WORTH -- Davis Douglas Wilson, 83, a design engineer with Fruehauf truck/trailer manufacturing, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. today at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Davis Douglas Wilson was born Aug. 27, 1913, in Dallas, to parents who were from pioneer families of Texas. He had been a resident of Fort Worth since 1942 and attended the Baptist church. He was a 1939 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He was president of his junior and senior classes in the School of Engineering, and was editor of the Student Engineering Journal. He also did graduate work at the University of Pittsburg and Carnegie Tech. His memberships include, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma, and Ramshorn Association, which were honors memberships. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanicl Engineering and the Society of Automotive Engineers. During World War II, Mr. Davis was chief industrial engineer of American Manufacturing Company, and taught advanced math courses at night in the Government Defense School in Fort Worth. After the end of World War II, he worked at Hobbs Trailers Division of Fruehauf Corporation for 28 years. He served on the National Engineering Committee of Truck-Trailer Manufacturers for many years until his retirement from work in 1973. He and his wife celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on March 6, 1996.

Survivors: Wife, Margaret Wilson; daughters, Carol J. Wilson and Mary Adrian Anderson, both of Denton, and Gretchen Jennings of Monterrey, La.; sister, Dorothy Valentine of Amarillo; granddaughters, Leigh Hilton and Erika Anderson, both of Denton, and Rebecca Lynn Wheeler and C.J. Mount, both of Monterey; and great-granddaughters, Courtney Breanne Mount and Katlyn Lauren Mount, both of Monterey.

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

Eliza J. Woodard
FORT WORTH -- Eliza Jane Woodard, 74, a homemaker, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Pinkston's Mortuary. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Eliza Jane Woodard was born March 9, 1922, in Houston, Miss. Her husband, James L. Woodard, and one daughter, Doris Woodard, preceded her in death.

Survivors: Sons, Orin Woodard, James Woodard, Robert Woodard and Ronnie Woodard, all of Fort Worth; daughters, Ada Rhoden and Lena Person, both of Davenport, Iowa, and Dovie Darty and Mabeline Byrd, both of Fort Worth; sister, Beatrice Gordon of Cincinnati, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pinkston's Mortuary
821 E. Terrell Ave., 332-5393

Robert C. Woodbury
FORT WORTH -- Robert C. "Pete" Woodbury, 76, retired, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Arlington Heights U.M.C. Burial: Howard Family Cemetery in Benbrook, Texas.

Robert Woodbury was born July 26, 1920, in Fort Worth to Richard L. and Olivia Lenig Woodbury. He was a graduate of Arlington Heights High School class of 1938. He attended North Texas Agricultural College, now UTA. He was a charter member of Arlington Heights United Methodist Church. He was a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps, Army Air Forces, and served from 1943 to 1946. While in the military, he served as a pilot flying P-47 missions over Italy and Germany. He retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. after 32 years.

Memorials: Arlington Heights U.M.C. or to a charity of choice.

Survivors: Wife, Jean Woodbury of Fort Worth; son and daughter-in-law, Paul and D.K. Woodbury of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Ron McKeel of Fort Worth; sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Coit Yancey of Fort Worth; brothers and sister-in-law, John Woodbury of Fort Worth and Ben and Johnnie Woodbury of Odessa; sisters-in-law, Verda Woodbury of Mansfield and Scott Woodbury of Menlo Park; and granddaughters, Shelby Carter, Shanna Woodbury, and Stephanie and Nikole McKeel.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

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