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Published Nov. 7, 1996

Ida M. Ables
FORT WORTH -- Ida Mae Ables, 84, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth medical center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethelem A.M.E. Church in La Grange. Burial: Big Bethel Cemetery in La Grange. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Rev's Funeral Parlor.

Ida Ables was born March 2, 1912, in La Grange.

Survivors: Brothers, Dock Scott of Fort Worth and Clarence Scott of La Grange; sisters, Olivia Jones of Fort Worth and Annie Bell Sneed of La Grange.

Rev's Funeral Parlor
3615 Vaughn Blvd., 536-0200
 

Alice J. Adams
FORT WORTH -- Alice Joann Adams, 77, a supervisor of housekeeping for Lone Star Gas Co. who retired in 1979 after 35 years, died Nov. 2 at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, 2704 Ennis Ave., in the Riverside community. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church.

Alice Adams was born June 29, 1919, in Fort Worth. She was a member of Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, where her husband serves as pastor. She was a Sunday school teacher, member of the choir, former president of the Beautification Committee, was a co- worker of the Foreign Mission Board, member of the Interdenominational Ministers Wives of Fort Worth as well as the local, state and national Ministers Wives. She organized and served as president of the Charnettes Social & Charity Club.

Survivors: Husband, Rev. L.B. Adams; sons, Paul Edward Ray and George Oliver Washington and his wife, Carolyn, all of Oakland, Calif.; daughters, Rev. Alice Pauline Sims and her husband, Earnest, of Fort Worth, Dr. Tomasa Lockman-Haynes and her husband, attorney B. Garfield, of Alexandria, Va., and Edna Willrich of Boston, Mass.; brother, Frank Anderson of Fort Worth; sisters, Murrell Davis of Fort Worth, Wilhemena Rivera of Boston, Mass., Ruby Newsome of Fort Worth, Ila Jean Washington of Arlington and Lena Lawson of Boston, Mass.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Martha E. Adams
EULESS -- Martha Elizabeth "Marty" Adams, 58, a production manager, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Laurel Land of Burleson Funeral Home. Burial: East Taylor Township, Pennsylvania.

Martha Elizabeth "Marty" Adams was born Nov. 8, 1937, in Westmoreland County, Pa. She had been a resident of Euless for two years and was formerly of Burleson. She was a Sealed Air Co. production manager and safety director for 14 years. She was a member of Charity Lutheran Church in Burleson and Phi Theta Kappa at TCJC. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, painting, reading, decoupage and quilting. She was devoted to her family and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Survivors: Husband, Glenn Adams of Euless; sons, Dean Adams of Buffalo, N.Y., David Pepperday of Columbus, Ga., and Russell Pepperday of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughters, Lynn Abbott of Fort Worth, Traci Savage of Missoula, Mont., and Vicki LaRocque of N.T., N.Y.; sister, Linda Phlender of Phoenix, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and mother-in-law, Hazel Adams of Burleson.

Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson
Burleson, 295-5211
 

Oscar Bell
FORT WORTH -- Oscar "Big O" Bell, 73,, a retired concrete setter, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: noon Saturday at Carter Metropolitan CME Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Wake: 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

He was born March 18, 1923, in Marlin.

He was the son of the late Robert and Emma Bell. Oscar grew up and attended public schools in Marlin. He settled in Fort Worth in 1945. Shortly thereafter, he was employed by Joe Adams and Son Construction Company. He worked on many projects for this company in more than 40 years of employment before his retirement in 1983.

He was a baseball enthusiast from childhood and watched every televised game available. He also loved fishing and spent many days on the banks of local waterways. He married the former Pauline Riley. A son, Oscar Riley Jr., preceded his father's death in 1984.

Survivors: Wife, Pauline Riley Bell of Fort Worth; son, Clifford Bell of Fort Worth; daughters and sons-in-law, Addie and Earlie Durham of Dallas, Emma and Leon Henderson of Fort Worth and Virginia and Billy Houston of Fort Worth; brothers, Ernest Bell of Red Oak and J.T. Bell of Waco; sisters, Pauline Wright of Fort Worth and Lenora Beavers of Abilene; grandchildren, Lacquel Henderson, James Tiley, Deon Henderson and Broderick Riley; and many nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

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

Art Benson
FORT WORTH -- Art Benson, 53, a teacher, died Wednesday in Dallas.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Monsignor Nolan Catholic High School.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nolan High School Scholarship Fund.

Art Benson was born Sept. 29, 1943, in Waterloo, Iowa. He was a member of Arlington Heights Masonic Lodge, Fort Worth Scottish Rite, and a charter member of Moslah Shrine Mystic Wheels. He was a teacher at Nolan High School for the past 16 years.

Survivors: Wife, Judith E. Benson; sons, Seth A. Benson, Michael A. Benson and Cody B. Benson; daughter, Camilla K. Warden; mother, Dorothy M. Benson; one brother; three sisters; eight grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

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. today at Christ The King Catholic Church, 1112 Eagle Drive, under the direction of Zion Lutheran 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
 

Clinton L. Burchill
MANSFIELD -- Clinton L. Burchill, 69, director of Korea operations from 1989 to 1992 and retired after 40 years at Bell Helicopter, died Tuesday in Arlington.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at First Methodist Church in Mansfield. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home.

Memorials: American Cancer Society, American Lung Association or First United Methodist Church in Mansfield.

Clinton L. Burchill was born Sept. 20, 1927, in Williamsport, Pa. He was a World War II veteran and a member of First Methodist Church in Mansfield, Walnut Creek Country Club and a member of the first Little League baseball team in Williamsport, Pa. He was a graduate of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. He had lived in the Metroplex for 44 years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles E. Burchill, and mother, Mary Miller Burchill.

Survivors: Wife of 42 years, Mary Box Burchill of Mansfield; sons, David Burchill and wife, Nancy, of Mansfield and Greg Burchill of Dallas; sister, Mary de Lashmet and husband, Lt. Col. Carl de Lashmet, Ret., of Severna Park, Md.; grandchildren, Cynthia and Christie Burchill; sisters-in-law, Ann Payne of Arlington and Edwina Garrison and husband, James, of Rockport; and brother- in-law, Don Box and wife, Thelma, of Grand Prairie.

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

Edna E. Cargill
FORT WORTH -- Edna E. Cargill, 73, retired former owner of Cargill Clothing Alterations, died Wednesday at a nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight. Edna Cargill was born Sept. 15, 1923, in Grandview.

She was preceded in death by William B. Cargill and son, Bryan L. "Buddy" Cargill.

Survivors: Son, Tommy Shane Cargill of Fort Worth; daughter, Marsha Barrow of Glen Rose; brother, Tommy Blissett of Vidor; sister, Loretta Jackson of Fort Worth; and four grandchildren, Bryan Cargill II, Shawn Lobb, Shae Cargill and Marshall Cargill.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Eva Carreathers
AMARILLO -- Eva Marie Warner Carreathers, 72, a homemaker, died Nov. 1 at an Amarillo hospital.

Funeral: Friday at St. John Baptist Church.

Survivors: Husband, Willie Carreathers of Amarillo; sons, Carl E. Warner and wife, Debra Warner, of Kennedale, Craig Warner and wife, Earlene Warner, of California and Kenneth Warner and wife, Donna Warner, of Amarillo; daughter, Dorothy Solomon and husband, Sylvester Solomon of Hurst; and sisters, Rosie Gregory of Waco and Era Mosley of Fort Worth.

Warford and Walker Mortuary
Amarillo, (806) 374-5206
 

Marjorie I. Cochran
FORT WORTH -- Marjorie Idell Cochran, 83, a retired registered nurse, died Wednesday in Benbrook.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Friday in Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Marjorie Cochran was born Sept. 16, 1913, in Columbia, Miss. Mrs. Cochran was a member of Ridglea West Baptist Church and was a retired registered nurse who worked at Cook Children's Hospital for many years and also at Schick Shadel Hospital. She had resided at Trinity Hills Nursing Center in Benbrook for the past five years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Edward Cochran.

Survivors: Sons, Ralph Milton Cochran, Edward Marvin Cochran and Carl B. Cochran; brothers, Lloyd J. Smith and Chester B. Smith; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

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

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Grace United Methodist Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Rev. Ann Hitt of Grace United Methodist Church will officiate.

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 Grace United Methodist Church for many years, where she served as chairman of the administrative board.

She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Fitzgerald, and her brother, Garland Fitzgerald.

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
 

Mary Emma Covington
BRECKENRIDGE -- Mary Emma Covington, 85, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Albany.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday in Breckenridge Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at Morehart Mortuary.

Memorials: American Cancer Society or Meals On Wheels.

Mary Emma Covington was born March 17, 1911, in Stephens County.

Morehart Mortuary
Breckenridge, (817) 559-5421
 

Ruth Dunnahoe
CANTON -- Ruth Dunnahoe, 70, a homemaker, died Wednesday at home after a lengthy illness.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton. Burial: High Cemetery in Van Zandt County.

Ruth Dunnahoe was born July 14, 1926, in Van Zandt County. She was a Baptist.

Survivors: Husband of 51 years, F.E. of Canton; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Judi Dunnahoe; granddaughter, Kadee Dunnahoe; step- grandsons, Michael and Tony Pitzer, all of Arlington; brother and wife, James and Lida Durell of Frankfort, Ky.; sister and husband, Vita and Bill Sloan of Dallas; sister, Lois Weaver of Dallas; sister- in-law, Nancy Young of Canton; and several nieces and nephews.

Eubank Funeral Home
Canton, (903) 567-4111
 

Gladys A.B. Ervin
DALLAS -- Gladys Augusta Bulloch Ervin, 89, a retired candy store manager, died Wednesday in Dallas.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Gladys Ervin was born Dec. 8, 1906, in Galveston.

Mrs. Ervin was Miss Fort Worth of 1926, a member of Eastern Star (Worthy Matron 1951) and River Oaks Christian Church.

Survivors: Niece, Diana Bulloch Burton of Granbury; nephew, Raymond L. Kirklen of Dallas; and several great- nieces and great-nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Calvin E. Fleming
FORT WORTH -- Calvin Eugene Fleming, 28, a construction worker, died Sunday in Houston.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Riteway Baptist Church. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Rev's Funeral Parlor.

Calvin Eugene Fleming was born Nov. 1, 1968, in Fort Worth. He was a graduate of Dunbar High.

Survivors: Parents, Rosemary Lewis and Lonnie Victor Fleming, both of Fort Worth; brothers, Robert Earl Fleming and Caldwell Green, both of Fort Worth; and sister, Sandra Lorene McLaurin of Fort Worth.

Rev's Funeral Parlor
3615 Vaughn Blvd., 536-0200
 

Lillie Foster
BEDFORD -- Lillie Foster, 88, a retired seamstress, died Wednesday at a Bedford hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday in Red Oak Cemetery in Red Oak. Visitation: noon to 8 p.m. today at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst.

Lillie Foster was born June 30, 1908, in Ferris.

She was a member of Shady Oaks Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Foster.

Survivors: Son, Robert Allen and wife, Dot Foster, of Bedford; sisters, Linda Shaw and Polly Branam of Waxahachie; grandchildren, Paul Allen and wife, Carolyn Foster, of Waco and Kyle David Foster of Bedford; and great- grandchildren, Robert C. and Joshua A. Foster of Waco.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Marvin A. Francis
AZLE -- Marvin A. Francis, 61, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, died Wednesday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Biggers Funeral Home. Burial: Ashcreek Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Col. Francis was born June 17, 1935, in Paris, Texas. He was a resident of Azle for 25 years. He retired from the Army National Guard in 1984 after 28 years of service as an executive officer. He was a member of the Boyd Moose Lodge, Azle V.F.W. Post No. 2137 and Polytechnic Lodge No. 925 AF&AM.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Jill Francis of Arlington; and sister, Melba Jean Pope of Paris, Texas.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341
 

Earnest L. Garland
WEATHERFORD -- Earnest Lee Garland, 77, a retired real estate broker, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 10:30 a.m. today in Tin Top Cemetery.

Earnest Garland was born Dec. 8, 1918, in Moore, Okla.

Survivors: Wife, Cleo Garland of Weatherford; son, Earnest Lee Garland Jr. of Oklahoma City; daughter, Varga Lee Garland of Tucson, Ariz.; and grandchild, Zachery Knight of Chattanooga, Tenn.

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

Thelma Gazaway
STEPHENVILLE -- Thelma Gazaway, 57, a secretary, died Wednesday at home.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Friday in Pilot Knob Cemetery.

Thelma Gazaway was born Oct. 4, 1939, in Woodville. She had lived for 25 years in Stephenville and previously lived in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Son, James Gazaway of Stephenville; daughters, Gena Helton and Tracy Kendall, both of Stephenville; brother, Earl Wilson of Wisconsin; sisters, Mary Hastings of Cranfills Gap and Sue King of Shreveport, La.; and nine grandchildren.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161
 

William B. Groce
AZLE -- William B. Groce, 66, a retired manager, died Tuesday in Azle.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

William Groce was born May 10, 1930, in Fort Worth. He was one of the founding members of the Irving Rotary Club. He was a manager of Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company for 25 years. He was a peace officer with TABC.

Survivors: Wife, Reba R. Groce of Azle; son, Ricky W. Groce of Poolville; daughters, Beth A. Vasquez of Albuquerque, N.M., and Peggy R. Thomson of Conklin, N.Y.; brothers, Jack L. Groce, John M. Groce, Gaylen L. Groce, Thomas H. Groce and Noel C. Groce, all of Fort Worth, Charles T. Groce of Bay City, James W. Groce of Fort Worth, Ewin P. Groce of Los Angeles, Calif., and Timothy S. Groce and Robert E. Groce, both of Fort Worth; sisters, Mary Charlotte Byrne of Kennebunk, Maine, and Jettie Carolyn Eddlernan and Nancy Virginia Groce, both of Fort Worth; five grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Dorothy D. Guidry
ARLINGTON -- Dorothy Dominique Guidry, 69, a former employee of Johns Mansville Corporation, died Tuesday in Harvey, La.

Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. today at Mothe Funeral Home in Marrero, La. Burial: Westlawn Memorial Park.

Dorothy Guidry was a native of Orchard, Texas, and had lived in Arlington for 25 years. She also was a member of the 146th Combat Engineers.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Victor P. Dominique and Marie Gauthreaux Dominique.

Survivors: Husband, Carroll F. Guidry; daughter, Joy Kreller; sisters, Joyce D. Dufrene and Doughty Dominique; brother, Robert Dominique; and grandchildren, Stephanie, Laura and Stephen Kreller.

Mothe Funeral Home
Marrero, La., (504) 366-4343
 

Geneva Harris
FORT WORTH -- Geneva Harris, 93, a retired private nurse, died Tuesday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Baker Chapel A.M.E. Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Geneva Harris was born Aug. 24, 1903. She was a former president of the Usher Board of Baker Chapel A.M.E. Church. She was a member of the Heroines of Jericho, May P. McDonald Court No. 176.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Harris, in 1957.

Survivors: Son, James King; and grandchildren, Ruby Hill, Jamie Wright, Angelene Sears, Paula King, James King Jr. and Genell Embry.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

Susie Herring
STEPHENVILLE -- Susie Herring, 86, a homemaker, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Harvey Baptist Church. Burial: Hightower Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

Susie Herring was born June 18, 1910, in Shreveport, La. She lived in Erath County most of her life. She was a member of Harvey Baptist Church.

Memorials: Harvey Baptist Church.

Survivors: Daughters, Patsy Tidwell of Stephenville, Velma Walker of Colleyville and Thelma Harvey of Corsicana; eight grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161
 

Pauline D. Ivins
SAINT JO -- Pauline Dowd Ivins, 79, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at the Church of Christ in Saint Jo. Burial: Illinois Bend Cemetery in Montague County.

Survivors: Daughter, Sue Selby of Iowa Park; sons, Bill Dowd of Pasadena and John Dowd of Amarillo; eight grandchildrden; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Blanche Buck of Saint Jo; several nieces, nephews and other relatives; and very close friend, "Babe" Monroe.

McCoy Funeral Home
Saint Jo, (817) 995-2288
 

Herman Jackson
FORT WORTH -- Herman Jackson, 77, a retired federal employee, died Monday at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Home. Burial: Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight .

Herman Jackson was born Feb. 28, 1919, in Huntsville.

He was a member of Greater Antioch Baptist Church.

Survivors: Wife, Lucille Jackson; son, Demetrius Jackson; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

Evelyn T. Kovar
LAKE WORTH -- Evelyn Turney Kovar, 65, a secretary, died Tuesday in Lake Worth.

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

Evelyn Kovar was born July 24, 1931, in Weleetka, Okla.

Memorials: In Mrs. Kovar's name to the Multiple Sclerosis Society - National, 2501 Parkview Dr., Fort Worth 76102.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Barbara Lancaster
STEPHENVILLE -- Barbara Lancaster, 75, a journalist, photographer, artist and musician, died Tuesday at a Stephenville hospital.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Lacy Funeral Home. Burial: Upper Greens Creek Cemetery.

Memorials: At Barbara's request, memorials may be made in her name to a charity of choice or church.

Barbara Lancaster was born Aug. 27, 1921, in Dallas. She was a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University and received a master's degree from Tarleton State University.

She was a member of St. Brendan's Catholic Church.

She married Col. R.D. Lancaster in Dallas on Sept. 1, 1944. She was a longtime journalist and had worked as a columnist for the Tokyo Asahi-Shimbun, as a White House correspondent and had reported for the `Star-Telegram.' 

At the time of her death, she was writing a book highlighting her life experiences. She was a also a graduate of the Cordon Bleu School and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. She was also in the Mrs. American Pageant in 1959.

Along with her artistic talents, she was also actively involved in community affairs. Barbara truly loved Stephenville and all its special citizens and friends.

Survivors: Husband, R.D.; and six children, Ray of San Diego, Calif., Burt of Tampa, Fla., Bill of Jonestown, Texas, Rayna of Tampa, Fla., Mari of Fort Worth and Marc of Benbrook; three grandchildren, mother, Evelyn Sutherland, 97, of Seldon; and her sister, Phyllis Wilbourne of Dallas.

Lacy Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 968-2102
 

Emma E. Lape
FORT WORTH -- Emma Elizabeth Lape, 71, a retired retail cashier, died Tuesday at a White Settlement nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m Friday at Blessing Funeral Home. Burial: Mansfield Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Emma Elizabeth Lape was born Feb. 14, 1925, in McVeytown, Pa.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555
 

Clay H. Lucas
FOREST HILL -- Clay Harmon Lucas, 46, a heavy equipment operator, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: Pending.

Clay Lucas was born April 24, 1950, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Wife, Terry Elaine Lucas; son, Jason Williams; daughters, Misti Kidwell and husband, Christopher, and Lari Garcia and husband, Jubal; parents, Bob and Oakley Lucas; sister, Mary Lucas; and grandson, Devlin Boyd Kidwell.

Alonzo Funeral Home
2301 Ephriham Ave., 740-9091
 

Paul K. Mar
FORT WORTH -- Paul Kim Mar, 77, retired owner of the Hong Kong Restaurant, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at the Chinese Baptist Church at 4625 Granbury Road. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight and Friday night.

Paul K. Mar was born Jan. 12, 1919, in Canton, China.

He had been a Fort Worth resident since 1934. He graduated from Paschal High School and attended Texas A&M before serving as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1947, he married Jean Gee Mar in Canton and returned to Fort Worth to work at his father's restaurant, The Worth Cafe. He was co-owner of the New Worth Restaurant at Fourth and Main before moving to the Hong Kong Restaurant on Bluebonnet Circle when he retired in 1984. He was a member of the Chinese Baptist Church of Fort Worth.

Survivors: Wife of 49 years, Jean Mar; sons and daughters-in-law, Bill Mar, Wayne and Debbie Mar, Melvin and Leslie Mar and Norman Mar; and grandchildren, Jennifer Mar, Steven Mar, Stephanie Mar, Moriah Mar and Jason Mar.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Martha D. Maxwell
DALLAS -- Martha Daugherty Maxwell died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Sparkman/ Hillcrest, Northwest Highway Chapel. Dr. Dudley Dancer, officiating. Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Pallbearers: Richard C. Brown Jr., George F. Maddox, Paul S. Adams Jr., Leo Fikes, Carl P. Wallace, David F. Alison, Dr. James F. Huff, L.N. Bill Sparkman Jr.,

Honorary pallbearers: Max H. Durham, Dr. Robert Schaefer, Donald L. Coker and E.M. O'Connor III.

Martha Maxwell was born July 17, 1933, in Hillsboro, Texas. She attended Texas Christian University on a scholarship, where she was a majorette. She spent her early career as an administrative assistant to Earl Waddell & Sons in Fort Worth. Martha also worked as office manager for the United Fund of Tarrant County. She was active in and was one-time president of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Fort Worth. Since 1994, she has been employed by SAIC of Dallas. Martha was ladies tennis champion several times at River Crest Country Club in Fort Worth and was a former president of the Ladies Tennis League at Brookhollow Golf Club in Dallas. She also served as past president of Beau Nash Dance Club.

An accomplished pianist and artist, Martha was the consummate hostess and a treasured friend. Although cancer swiftly took her life, it could never conquer her courageous spirit. She was an inspiration to us all until the very moment of her death. Her warm smile and love of family and friends will be cherished by those of us now left behind. She was a vibrant, talented and caring woman who will be greatly missed by the many, many people who knew and loved her.

Martha was preceded in death by her first husband, Dr. Frank Daugherty of Fort Worth.

Survivors: Husband of 18 years, Robert L. Maxwell Jr.; stepdaughter, Michelle Maxwell Morris and husband, Ronald, of Kansas City, Mo.; stepson, Robert L. Maxwell III and wife, Peggy, of Chandler, Ariz.; brothers, W.G. Farquhar and wife, Lupe, of New Braunfels, Jim Farquhar and wife, Beth, of Atlanta, Ga., and Darwin Farquhar of Sequin; and several beloved nieces and nephews.

Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home
Dallas, (214) 363-5401
 

Steve McBride
ARLINGTON -- Steve McBride, 59, an auto industry pipe fitter, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Memorial service: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Arlington Funeral Home.

Steve McBride was born Oct. 5, 1937, in Jack County. He grew up in Wichita Falls and graduated from Wichita Falls High School. He moved to Dallas and then to Arlington in 1972. He was employed by General Motors until his death.

He was preceded in death by Floyd McBride in 1984 and Deborah McBride in 1996.

Survivors: Wife, Winnie McBride of Arlington; son, Ricky Allen McBride of Fort Worth; daughter, Sherry Deniece Tillman of Tyler; mother, Edna McBride of Wichita Falls; brother, Marshall Leon McBride of Granbury; sisters, Marie Sharp of Cedar Creek, Jeanie Cornelius of Lone Oak and Marilyn McLaughlin of Bowie; and grandchildren, Jennifer Glaspie and Jesse Tillman.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Lloyd McMinn
BOWIE -- Lloyd McMinn, 73, a retired PBX repairman for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., died Tuesday in Bowie.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Carter Lake Baptist Church in Bowie. Burial: Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie.

Lloyd McMinn was born March 8, 1923, in Reed, Okla.

Memorials: Reddy-McClellan VFW Post No. 8789, 707 E. Nelson St., Bowie, Texas 76230.

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

Madge Michalski
HURST -- Madge Michalski, 94, a retired furniture assembler, died Wednesday at a local hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday in Oakwood Cemetery.

Madge Michalski was born Nov. 25, 1901, in Cleburne. She was a member of Composers and Artists Association and Rockwood Christian Church.

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

Kenneth J. Norton
FORT WORTH -- Kenneth J. Norton, 47, a cosmetologist, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Memorial service: At a later date in California.

Kenneth J. Norton was born Aug. 25, 1949, in Kansas City, Mo.

Survivors: Son, Kenneth Grate of Edwardsville, Kan.; daughter, Awanda Grate of Kansas City, Kan.; mother, Mary Louise Norton of Anaheim, Calif.; brothers, Dennis Norton and Mike Norton of Anaheim, Calif., and Gary Norton and Butch Norton of Kansas City, Mo.; one grandchild; and life partner of 20 years, Mickey Johnston of Fort Worth.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Hazel W.P. Parsons
PILOT POINT -- Hazel Winona Purcell Parsons, 78, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Denton hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Pilot Point. Burial: 2 p.m. Friday in Westlawn Cemetery in Borger.

Hazel Winona Purcell Parsons was born Nov. 25, 1917, in Quitman.

Huff/Slay Funeral Home
Pilot Point, (817) 686-2277
 

Eldon C. Payne Jr.
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Eldon C. Payne Jr., 42, an electrical engineer for Lockheed for 11 years, died Monday in Grand Prairie.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Eldon C. Payne Jr. was born Feb. 17, 1954, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was valedictorian of Bethany High School in 1972 and a graduate of O.S.U. with highest honors. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eldon C. Payne Sr. and Barbara M. Payne.

Survivors: Wife, Debbie Payne of Grand Prairie; sons, Alexander Scott, Nicholas Blake, Jacob Hunter and Steven Drake Payne, all of Grand Prairie; brother, Max Payne of Bethany, Okla.; sisters, Janice Payne of Bethany, Okla., and Mary Westbrook and her husband, Landon, both of Sugar Land, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.

He was loved by his family dearly.

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

Doris J. Pringle
FORT WORTH -- Doris Jean "Biddy" Pringle, 71, who retired as a pants presser for Town & Country Cleaners after 27 years, died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at First Pilgrim Valley Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: noon to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Family hour: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Doris Pringle was born Jan. 11, 1925, in Fort Worth to James Richard Wooden and Mary Beatrice Spencer Wooden.

She attended James E. Guinn School and graduated from I.M. Terrell High School in 1942. Mrs. Pringle was a member of Cooper Street Baptist Church, under Rev. E.C. Harrison.

Survivors: Four sons, Willie Lee Wooden, Timothy Wayne Wooden, Eddie James Wooden and Jesse Lee Wooden, all of Fort Worth; stepson, Jimmy Pringle Jr. of Waco; three daughters, Frankie Davis, Linda Crosslin and DaWanda Wooden, all of Fort Worth; sister, Mrs. Frankie Bailey of Dallas; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great- grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Melody Robell, Phillica and Debera; sister-in- law, Dorothy Wooden of Big Spring; godson, Carl Hubbard; goddaughter, Julia Cole; and a lifelong friend, Marie Mitchell; and neices and nephews.

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

Johnny M. Robinson
FORT WORTH -- Johnny Major Robinson, 69, a salesman who retired from Toyotaville Auto Dealership after 35 years, died Nov. 2 at a local nursing center.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Johnny Robinson was born July 3 1927, in Fort Worth. He was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors: Wife, Ceola Robinson; and brothers, Jewel Robinson and wife, Willie B., and Jessie Robinson and wife, Clara.

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

Floyd D. Rodden
DECATUR -- Floyd D. Rodden, 73, a car and truck technician at a Chevrolet dealership who retired in 1980, died Wednesday in Decatur.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Coker Funeral Home. Burial: Oaklawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at their home.

Floyd Rodden was born Sept. 12, 1923, in Sunset, Texas. He married Estella Laird on June 27, 1948, in Decatur. He attended Twin Oaks Assembly of God Church in Bridgeport.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Jesse L. Rodden.

Survivors: Wife, Estella of Decatur; sons, Ferrell Rodden of Moore, Okla., and Darrin Rodden of Decatur; and grandchildren, Russell and Randy, both of Oklahoma.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959
 

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

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

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

Sgt. Smith was born Dec. 25, 1927, in Ranger, Texas. He served in the U.S. Air Force 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; daughter, Debra Ripley of Arlington; 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
 

Keith H. Steiner
ALVORD -- Keith Herman Steiner, 64, superintendent for the water and sewer department of the city of Alvord, died Tuesday at a Wichita Falls hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Alvord. Masonic graveside service in Sunset Cemetery in Montague County. Visitation: Friday evening at Coker Funeral Home.

Keith Steiner was born July 18, 1932, in Bolivar, N.Y. He married the late Ila Pearl Whitaker on May 24, 1963, in Wichita Falls. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a sergeant. He served in the Korean War and two tours in the Vietnam War. He was a member of Alvord Masonic Lodge No. 512.

He was preceded in death by a brother, George Steiner.

Survivors: Son, Victor Steiner of Little Rock, Ark.; daughter, Cindy Nivens of Alvord; brothers, Don Steiner of Albuquerque, N.M., and Lowell Steiner of Boliver, N.Y.; and grandchildren, Chad and Troy Nivens, both of Alvord.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959
 

Stanley Valdez
FORT WORTH -- Stanley Valdez, 76, a maintenance supervisor, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

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

Stanley Valdez was born May 7, 1920, in Dallas.

He was the oldest of six children. He grew up in the Denison and Sherman area and married his wife there in 1939. He came to Fort Worth in 1941 and served during World War II from 1944 to 1946. Afterwards, he worked for the Katy and T&P Railroad companies and then in the late 1940s he went to work for Ralston Purina Company. He retired from there in 1985 after 40-plus years of service. He was preceded in death by his two daughters, Annie Marie Valdez in 1957 and Gloria Banales in 1988.

Survivors: Wife, Benita Valdez of Fort Worth; daughters, Josephine Willis of Fort Worth and Betty Lou Stocks of Florida; six grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Bobby Walker
FORT WORTH -- Bobby Walker, 64, a Samsill Corp. forklift operator who retired in April 1994 after 10 years of service, died Saturday at a local hospital.

Funeral: noon today at Samaria Missionary Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Bobby Walker was born Feb. 11, 1932, in Tyler.

Survivors: Wife of 44 years, Albirta Walker; sons, Jesse L. Walker, Johnny R. Walker and Eric R. Walker; daughters, Fay Washington, Mary Wills, Christine Walker and Catherine Rhodes; brother, Max M. Walker; sisters, Ola M. Watts and Ardienne Avery; 21 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Jessie Waltrip
ARLINGTON -- Jessie Waltrip, 90, a court reporter, died Tuesday in Arlington.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday in Forest Oaks Memorial Park in Austin.

Jessie Waltrip was born March 10, 1906, in Lone Wolf, Okla. She had been a resident of Arlington for five years and was a former resident of Austin most of her life. She had been a court reporter in Austin for many years and was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Austin.

Survivors: Sons, Burroughs Allen Waltrip of Buffalo Gap, Texas, and William Reuben Waltrip of Arlington; brother, Raymond Douglas Johnson of Austin; nine grandchildren; 28 great- grandchildren; and one great-great- granddaughter.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Robert C. White Jr.
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Robert Clarence White Jr., 73, a supervisor, died Tuesday in Grand Prairie.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Robert White Jr. was born June 20, 1923. He served in World War II as a medic in the 303rd Medical Battalion, 97th Infantry, Company A.

Survivors: Wife of 49 years, Retta Verda White; son, Terry White; daughters, Pat Sanchez and Donna Autry; brothers, Ed White and Von White; sister, Ada Catherine Larivierre; and grandchildren; Shawn White, Sara White, Augie Sanchez, Jamie Sanchez, Lindsey Christopher and Robert Autry.

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

Mary E. Wilson
FORT WORTH -- Mary Ellen Wilson, 68, a retired cashier, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Friendly Lane Baptist Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

Mary Wilson was born Sept. 4, 1928, in Lorenzo.

Mary Wilson died at home. She was a retired cashier for the theater formerly known as Belknap Drive-In Theater. She had lived in the Haltom City and Fort Worth area 51 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Flournoy and Ellen Williams; two brothers, Garland and Virgil Williams; and one sister, Bonnie Ruth Steward.

Survivors: Husband, Horace F. Wilson of Fort Worth; two sons, Jimmy Randall Sr. of Haltom City and Michael Lynn Wilson of Fort Worth; daughter, Janice Marie Wallace of Weatherford; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great- grandchildren.

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

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

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

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

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.

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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