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Published Nov. 10, 1996

Stanley Abernathy
RIO VISTA -- Stanley Abernathy, 85, a retired assembler with Rangaire, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Martin's Funeral Home. Burial: Rio Vista Cemetery. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Officiant: Dr. Ronald Jenkins.

Pallbearers: Weldon Harwell, Bill Abernathy, Tommy Burch, Randy Burch, Lowell Smith Jr. and Sam Roberts.

Mr. Abernathy was born July 5, 1911, in Lillian, to Levi and Emma Susan Brownlow Abernathy. He married Effie McNatt on May 20, 1941, in Cleburne. He was a former bus driver and custodian for the Rio Vista schools. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rio Vista.

Survivors: Wife, Effie Abernathy of Rio Vista; son, Gayland Abernathy of Rio Vista; daughter, Mrs. Ralph "Rhonda" Long of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Leola K. Bowie
FORT WORTH -- Leola K. Bowie, 48, a homemaker, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Church of Christ in Wedgwood. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum.

Memorials: Kidney Foundation, American Lung Association, or Shriners Hospital.

Leola K. Bowie was born Dec. 14, 1947, in Kansas City, Mo. She was a resident of Kansas City for 37 years and moved to Fort Worth ten years ago. She was a member of Christ Church in Wedgwood and of OPTI-Ms. She was an avid cook and loved her family.

Survivors: Husband, Gene Bowie of Fort Worth; step-sons, Mark Bowie of Aberdeen, Ohio, and Tim Bowie of Columbus, Ohio; step-daughter, Lynn Bowie-Hightower of Cincinnati, Ohio; brothers, Ron Goens of Kansas City, Mo., John Goens of Warsaw, Mo., and Kenny Goens of Riverside, Mo.; and sisters, Anna Kincaid of Lees Summit, Mo., Clarine Walker of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Jo Johnson of Galdstone, Mo.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Lida Brock
FORT WORTH -- Lida Brock, 87, a retired schoolteacher for John T. White Elementary school, died Saturday at a hospital.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Monday at Shannon Rose Hill Chapel. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Lida Brock was born Jan. 9, 1909, in London, Ky. She was a substitute teacher in Fort Worth Independent School District. She was a member of Handley Baptist Church.

Survivors: Daughters, Jean Whitis of Graham and Carla Patterson of Arlington; brother, Bill McCracken of Washington state; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Susie L. Byrd
WEATHERFORD -- Susie Lou Byrd, 65, a homemaker, died Friday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Cotten- Bratton. Burial: East Greenwood.

Susie Byrd was born April 4, 1931.

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

Cora A. W. Carr
CLEBURNE -- Cora Adelle Wilson Carr, 75, a homemaker, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: Diabetes Association.

Cora Carr was born Feb. 22, 1921, in Cleburne. She was a member of Cleburne Eastern Heights Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lee Carr, in 1987.

Survivors: Son, Edward Lee Carr of Cleburne; daughters, Shirley Tiwater of Alvarado, Billie Roderick of Keene, Esta Carr and Annie Carr, both of Cleburne, Dorothy Carr of Alvarado and Elizabeth Carr, Mary Carr and Linda Carr, all of Cleburne.

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

Juanita Coffman
HURST -- Juanita Coffman, 87, a buyer, died Friday at home.

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

Juanita Coffman was born May 19, 1909.

Survivors: Daughter, LaTrelle Reynolds of Hurst; brother, Cleve Hardy of North Richland Hills; sister, Inez White of Littleton, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Faye N. Covington
WHITE SETTLEMENT -- Faye Nichols Covington, 74, a homemaker, died Friday in White Settlement.

Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Committal: 2:30 p.m. in New Hope Cemetery in Cooke County. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Faye Nichols Covington was born June 16, 1922, in Choctaw County, Okla. She was a member of the Baptist Church and had been a Fort Worth resident since 1942. Faye was a wonderful homemaker, devoted wife and mother, and a "doting" grandmother.

Survivors: Husband of 61 years, Hubert S. Covington; sons, Charles and Jimmy Covington of Aledo; daughters, Wanda Clark of Benbrook, Glenda Leggett and Gaylynn White of White Settlement; 13 grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren; ten step-grandchildren; brothers, Bo, Melvin, and Jerl Nichols of Gainesville, and Frank Nichols of Pasadena, Md.; and sisters, Josie Ellis and Selma Smith of Gainesville.

Greenwood Funeral Home
1300 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Robert M. Culberhouse
-- Robert Miller Culberhouse, 66, a heating and air conditioning serviceman for ABCO, died Wednesday in Burleson.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Martin's Funeral Home, Cleburne. Burial: Greenacres Memorial Park, Cleburne. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Robert Culberhouse was born Jan. 10, 1930, in Fort Worth. He lived in Burleson 29 years.

Survivors: Wife, Betty Culberhouse of Burleson; daughters, Beverly Koonce of Kingwood and Barbara Massey of Lipan; brother, John Culberhouse of Roseburg, Ore.; sister, Mattie Kelly of Waco; grandson, Robert Houston Massey of Lipan; granddaughters, Angela Massey of Burleson and Andrea Koonce of Kingwood; great grandchildren, Breeanna Massey and Brook Massey, both of Burleson; and half-brothers, LeRoy Culberhouse of Washington and Bill Thomas of California.

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

Ruby J. Daves
MINERAL WELLS -- Ruby Jewel Daves, 89, a homemaker, died Friday at a Mineral Wells hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Calvary Baptist Church, Mineral Wells. Burial: McAdams Cemetery, Palo Pinto County.

Ruby Daves was born Sept. 18, 1907, in Pickwick.

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

Sharon K. Flippen
FORT WORTH -- Sharon Kay Flippen, 49, a retired inventory auditor at R.G.I.S. Merchandise Inventory Company, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Monday at Biggers Funeral Home. Burial: Jaybird Cemetery.

Memorials: Humane Society of North Texas, 1840 E. Lancaster, Fort Worth 76103.

Mrs. Sharon Flippen, a Fort Worth native, was born Nov. 8, 1947. She graduated from Lake Worth High School in 1966 and worked as an inventory auditor for R.G.I.S. Inventory Company. She was a member of Saint Paul Presbyterian Church and the Fort Worth Head Injury Association.

Survivors: Son, Bryan Craig Smith of Austin; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry M. and Susan Flippen of Azle; sister, Mrs. Doris Rowland of Fort Worth; "best friend" and K9 companion, Two-Bit Shine; and nephews and nieces, Scott Flippen, Katherine Diana Dominica, Beth Rowland, Teri Mason and Becky Carr.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341
 

Denise L. Fry
LAJUNTA -- Denise Louise Fry, 44, a homemaker, was found dead Thursday in Parker County.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at Ash Creek Baptist Church. Burial: Azleland Memorial Park.

Memorials: Cook-Fort Worth Childrens Medical Center.

Denise Fry was born July 29, 1952, in Oxnard, Calif., and has lived in this area since she was 5. She graduated from Azle High School in 1970 and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Paul Schlaepfer, on April 14, 1990.

Survivors: Husband, John Floyd Fry of LaJunta; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher Harley and Julie Anne Fry of Keller; daughter, Angela Jean Fry of LaJunta; parents, James E. and Doris Jean Schlaepfer of LaJunta; brother and sister-in-law, David and Anna Schlaepfer of Springtown; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna and David Souza of Oxnard, Calif., Dianna and Bill Drake of Bowie and Dolores Jacks and her former husband, Jim, of LaJunta.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341
 

Naomi R. George
DECATUR -- Naomi Ruth George, 83, a homemaker, died Friday at a Decatur nursing center.

Funeral:2 p.m. today at Coker Funeral Chapel. Burial: Bethel Cemetery.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the organization of your choice.

Naomi Ruth George was born Dec. 19, 1912, in Fritztown, Pa. She was a Baptist.

She was married to Joe Paul George in 1930. He preceded her in death in 1982.

Survivors: Brother-in-law, Bill George of Gainesville; and several nieces and nephews.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959
 

George O. Gregg
RICHLAND HILLS -- George Oscar Gregg, 94, a retired truck driver, died Friday at a Richland Hills nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. today at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

George Gregg was born April 3, 1902, in Alvord. He worked as a truck driver and retired in 1964.

He was preceded in death by a son, James Eldon Gregg, in March, 1990, and by four brothers and one sister.

Survivors: Wife, Florence Gregg of Richland Hills; sons, Wendall Gregg of Fort Worth, Billy Gregg of Azle and George E. Gregg of Haltom City; sister, Lela Sides of Wichita Falls; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

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

Gretchen Guy
BRECKENRIDGE -- Gretchen Guy, 56, an artist, homemaker, YMCA manager and swimming instructor, died Friday at a Dallas hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Monday at Breckenridge Cemetery.

Memorials: Charity of choice.

Gretchen Guy was born Jan. 3, 1940, in Stephens County.

Morehart Mortuary
Breckenridge, (817) 559-5421
 

Vernon F. Guymon
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Vernon Flint Guymon, 75, a retired electrical engineer, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Burial: White Chapel Memorial Gardens of Gladstone, Mo. There will be no calling hours.

Rev. Clifford Williams will officiate.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, to the Mid-Cities Care Corps., 745 W. Pipe Line Road, Hurst, Texas 76053.

Vernon Guymon was born Feb. 21, 1921, in Bethany, Mo.

Mr. Guymon died at his home after a lengthy battle with strokes and cancer. His loving and devoted wife and a family dedicated to his care were at his side.

He was a graduate of Texas A&M and served as a captain in the Army Air Force, with duty in both World War II and the Korean War. He was captain of Company A of the Signal Corps in 1942 and 1943 at A&M, past vice Civitan president, a member of Rotary Club and a past Boy Scout Leader, Pack 50, Troop 40 of the Longhorn Council.

He had worked at Otis Elevator in Dallas from 1946 through 1958, at Esco Elevator from 1958 through 1969 in Fort Worth, at Allied Elevator Company as vice president and partner from 1971 through 1975 in Kansas City, Mo., and from 1975 through 1983 at Guymon Elevator as owner and president in Kansas City, Mo.

In 1988, Mr. Guymon retired and moved back to Fort Worth.

He was a gourmet cook, liked to play bridge, travel, read and work with his hands.

Mr. Guymon grew up and went to school in Bethany, Mo., where he was class president. His senior class high school yearbook states: "He was a first rate collector because he can upon all occasions, collect his wits."

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Ida Flint Slatten; and brother, Richard "Dick" Slatten, of Bethany, Mo.

From his faithful dog "Bill," who stayed by his side and helped in his care: You will be missed.

Survivors: Wife, Dorothy; son, Ronald and wife, Kathy; daughter, Karen Wresinski and husband, Dave; brother, James A. Slatten and wife, Jean, of Bethany, Mo.; stepsons, Richard W. Cavin and wife, Nelda, of San Antonio and James L. Cavin of Fort Worth; stepdaughters, Joyce Davidson and Donna Roy, both of Fort Worth, and Frances Guest of Orlando, Fla. He was Grandpa Vernon to 12 step-grandchildren (and one great-granddaughter, Rebecca Roy) John and Tommy Peters, Robert and Michael Cavin, Christy and Natalie Davidson, Angela, Alisha, April and Christopher Roy and Nicki and Kathie Allen; and cousin, Janet Yates of Bella Vista, Ark.

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

Bruce R. Haass
DE LEON -- Bruce Reed Haass, 57, died Friday at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral: 3 p.m. today at Nowlin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial: Gardens of Memory, near Comanche.

Officiant: The Rev. Tom Setterwhite.

Mr. Haass was born April 12, 1939, in Lubbock, and had been a resident of De Leon since 1989, coming from Hurst. He was married July 16, 1977, to Anne Overton Haass in Brownsville. He was a retired captain for American Airlines, and had been a captain in the Air Force. He was Presbyterian.

Mr. Haass was preceded in death by one son, Michael Reed Haass.

Survivors: Wife, Anne Haass of De Leon; daughter, Dobbie Haass Stacy of Sugarland; and two grandchildren, Connor Stacy and Drake William Stacy.

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

Gary Gill Hampton
BOWIE -- Gary Gill Hampton, 50, a ranch worker, died Friday in Bowie.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Vashti United Methodist Church in Vashti. Burial: Vashti Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 7 tonight at Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home.

Memorials: Vashti United Methodist Church, Rt. 1, Bellevue 76228 or Hospice of Rural Texas, 1000 Lamb St., Bowie 76230.

Gary Hampton was born Dec. 5, 1945, in Wichita Falls.

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

Charlie Jenkins III
FORT WORTH -- Charlie "Pete" Jenkins III, 57, a truck driver, died Thursday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 2023 W. Wenneca, Fort Worth 76102. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens, Rendon. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Morris-Bates Mortuary.

Charlie Jenkins was born Feb. 16, 1939, in Marshall.

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

Ralph L. Johnson
POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE -- Ralph Lauden Johnson, 74, a retired General Dynamics inspector, died Friday at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at at Baum- Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home in Mineral Wells. Burial: Perrin Memorial Park Cemetery in Jack County.

Ralph Lauden Johnson was born Aug. 2, 1922, in Perrin. He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. He served from 1943-1946 in the Army Air Force. He worked for 33 years at General Dynamics in Fort Worth and retired at the age of 55.

Survivors: Loving wife, Viola Johnson of Possum Kingdom Lake; sons, Vince Johnson of Mineral Wells, Bennie Lowe of Odessa, and Clint Lowe of Mesquite; daughters, Nicki Riddle of Fort Worth and Monta Bates of Aurora, Ill.; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two nieces.

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

Dorothy Kennemer
FORT WORTH -- Dorothy Kennemer, 74, a retired registered nurse, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: Private at Greenwood Memorial Park.

Dorothy Kennemer was born April 27, 1922. She was a registered nurse 47 years at Osteopathic Medical Center of Fort Worth.

Survivors: Daughter, Rena Richardson and her husband, John, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Robbie Morrison, Michael Berkley, Dianna Richardson and Shelly Richardson, all of Fort Worth; and great-grandchildren, Amber Dawn Berkley, Rachael Roberts and Alex Richardson, all of Fort Worth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Duard E. Laguire
DENISON -- Duard E. Laguire, 94, a retired gardener, died Friday in Denison.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today at Greewnood Cemetery.

Memorials: Charity of choice.

Duard Laguire was born Aug. 16, 1902, in Alvord.

Clement-Keel Funeral Home
Gainesville, (817) 665-4341
 

Jose Mancinas Sr.
MANSFIELD -- Jose De La Luz Mancinas Sr., 45, an Ace Rubber machinist in Kennedale, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Mass of Christian burial: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Jude Catholic Church. Burial: Calvary Cemetery in Mansfield. Rosary: 7 p.m. tonight.

Jose De La Luz Mancinas Sr. was born March 24, 1951, in Zacatecas, Mexico.

Survivors: Wife, Eva Longoria Mancinas of Mansfield; son, Jose Mancinas Jr. of Mansfield; daughters, Betty Mancinas, Sally Fernandez, and Crystal Mancinas, all of Mansfield; parents, Jesus and Isabel Mancinas of Acuna, Mexico; brother, Rosendo Mancinas of Acuna, Mexico; sisters, Loreto Rodriguez, Carmen Mancinas, and Maria Hernandez, all of Acuna, Mexico; and four grandchildren.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555
 

James D. Mayo
BOWIE -- James D. Mayo, 80, died Friday in Bowie.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. today at Hopewell Cemetery in Stoneburg.

Mr. James D. Mayo was born March 14, 1916, in Leona.

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

Opal McDonald
FORT WORTH -- Opal "Midge" McDonald, 93, a retired beautician, died Saturday in Richland Hills.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Monday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8:30 tonight at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Opal "Midge" McDonald was born May 31, 1903, in McKinney.

She was a charter member of Order of Eastern Star Lodge, Godley, and was the First Worthy Matron.

Survivors: Son, Duane H. McDonald of McKinney; daughters, Shirley Balthrop and Lou Admire, both of Fort Worth, and Judy Legge of Azle; sister, Clair Walker of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Leroy Mitchell
BENBROOK -- Leroy Mitchell, 72, a retired salesman, died Saturday in Benbrook.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Monday at The Church in Cityview. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. today.

Leroy Mitchell was born Dec. 21, 1923, in Minden, La. He was a veteran of World War II, and received seven silver stars and other decorations. He was a member of The Church in Cityview and was an ordained minister. He worked for Levitz Furniture 22 years before retiring in 1991. Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Mitchell celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on June 21, 1996.

Survivors: Wife, Shirley Mitchell of Benbrook; sons, Larry Alan Mitchell of Grand Prairie, Danny Mitchell and wife, Eunice of Denton, and Rod Mitchell and wife, Rae Lynn of College Station; brother, Don Mitchell of Minden, La.; sisters, Gladys Davis of Pilot Point and Patsy Andrews of Vivian, La.; and grandchildren, Sarah and Mark Mitchell of Denton and Katie and Rachel Mitchell of College Station.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Gladys I. Moore
FORT WORTH -- Gladys I. Moore, 95, a retired teacher and homemaker, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Moore Memorial Gardens. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Monday St. Phillip Presbyterian Chruch in Hurst. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Memorials: Charity of choice.

Gladys I. Moore was born Oct. 16, 1901, in Great Bend, Kan. She had resided at Trinity Terrace for seven years and was a previous longtime Hurst resident. She was preceded in death by husband, Dr. Kenneth G. Moore, and mother, Marty Hardisty. She was a member of First Presbyterian Chruch in Fort Worth.

She is survived by a host of friends.

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

Oliver Moore
DALLAS -- Oliver Moore Sr., 93, a retired insurance agent, died Nov. 1 in Fort Worth.

Funeral: Was Saturday at City Temple Seventh Day Adventist. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas.

Oliver Moore was born Dec. 12, 1902, in Shelby.

Laurel Land Funeral Home of Dallas
Dallas, (214) 371-1336
 

Anita J. Norris
WEATHERFORD -- Anita J. Norris, 60, a bank officer, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at White's Funeral Home, 101 N.E. 4th. Ave., Mineral Wells. Burial: Perrin Cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m. today until service time at the funeral home.

Anita Norris was born April 26, 1936, in Perrin.

Survivors: Husband, Bobby Norris of Weatherford; brothers, Jerry Shaw of Austin and John Shaw of Albuquerque, N.M.; very special friend, Treva Epperson; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Pauline Perkins
AZLE -- Pauline Perkins, 76, a retired cook, died Friday in Azle.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Azleland Cemetery.

Pauline Perkins was born July 30, 1920, in Aquilla, Texas. She had lived in Azle for 54 years and was a member of the Church of Christ in Azle. She was retired from The Steak Master Restaurant.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Paulette and Bill Ramsey of Saginaw; and sisters, Bobbie Pearson of Mansfield and Mary Lou Murphy of Hillsboro.

Greenwood Funeral Home
1300 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

D.R. Pugh
CLEBURNE -- D.R. "Doc" Pugh, 89, a retired electrician for Santa Fe Railroad, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Monday at Martin's Chapel. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Pugh was born Feb. 5, 1907, in Como.

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

Jimmie R. Reason Sr.
RANGER -- Jimmie Roger Reason Sr., 45, passed away Thursday at an Abilene hospital.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. today at Edwards Funeral Home.

Officiant: The Rev. Jerry Speer.

Mr. Reason was born Dec. 16, 1950, to Chester C. and Kathryn Montgomery Reason in Arab, Ala. He completed his GED and received his associate degree from Tarrant County Junior College. He married Lisa Faye Merritt on Aug. 6, 1992, in Fort Worth. He worked for Heartland Wireless Cable as a sales representative for 11 months. He worked for Lockheed for nine years in Fort Worth. He was an Army veteran.

Mr. Reason coached Pee Wee Football and Baseball for six or seven years in Everman. He was a member of the American Legion and was of the Baptist faith.

He was a good father, husband and friend, and enjoyed life.

Survivors: Wife, Lisa Reason of Ranger; four daughters, Rhonda and John Margotta and Regina and Donald Powell, all of Fort Worth, Kelly Reason of Corpus Christi, and Kathryn Gayle (Katie) Reason of Ranger; son, Jimmie Roger Reason Jr. and Dolorse, of Fort Worth and Everman; mother, Kathryn Reason of Crowley; two brothers, Gene D. Reason of Fort Worth and Justin, and Mike Reason of Fort Worth; four sisters, Judy G. Patton, Mary Louhee, both of Fort Worth; Patricia Greer, of Fort Worth and Crowley and Denice Rodgers of Crowley; five grandchildren, John Jr., Courtney, Hailey, Dyllan, and Zoie; one uncle, Rush Montgomery; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Edwards Funeral Home
Ranger, (817) 647-1133
 

Betty Sellers
FORT WORTH -- Betty Sellers, 78, a retired printing proof reader, died Friday at an Arlington hospital.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Monday at Everman Cemetery.

Betty Sellers was born April 20, 1918, in Fort Worth. She was a member of St. Rita's Catholic Church.

Survivors: Daughter, Carol Rhodes of Roanoke; brother, David Morris of Everman; Lometa Doyle of Arlington; two grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

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

John Smith III
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- John "Jay" Smith III, 25, a handyman, died Saturday at a Haltom City residence.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Lucas Funeral Home Chapel. Burial: 2:00 p.m. Monday in IOOF Cemetery in Farmersville. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. today at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst.

Mr. Smith was born April 13, 1971, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Parents, John and Lena Smith of North Richland Hills; sister, Laura Smith of Greenville; and grandparent, Joy Smith of Ranger.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Ola Carson Strait
SOUTHLAKE -- Ola Carson Strait, 84, died Thursday at a Grapevine hospital after a two month illness.

Graveside service: 3:30 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery in Whitesboro. Officiant: The Rev. Sam Spence of Southlake.

Ola Carson Strait was born Nov. 27, 1911, in Taylor County. She was reared in Grayson County and had lived in Southlake for the last 38 years.

Survivors: Son, Jim Strait of Southlake; granddaughters, Jessica C. Strait and Marlena R. Hillendahl of Euless; and sister, Tallie Carson of Dallas.

Huff Funeral Home
Whitesboro, (903) 564-3521
 

Mary G. Sutton
HALTOM CITY -- Mary Gertrude Sutton, 91, a homemaker, died Saturday at a Haltom City nursing home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Guardian Funeral Home. Burial: Milford Cemetery, Milford. Visitation: Noon to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary Sutton was born March 13, 1905, in Tennessee. She was a member of the Haltom City Assembly of God. She moved to this area in 1962 from Milford.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Thomas Sutton, in 1961, and by a son and two grandchildren.

Survivors: Daughters, Helen Russell, Barbara Weaver and Bonnie Flanery, all of Haltom City; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and nine great- great-grandchildren.

Guardian Funeral Home
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Versel Wilson
WHITE SETTLEMENT -- Versel Wilson, 72, a retired painter, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: No services. Mr. Wilson will be cremated.

Mr. Wilson was born Dec. 12, 1923, in Lipan.

Survivors: Sons, Larry, Jerry, Ricky and Rocky; daughters, Sherry and Becky; brothers, Bill Wilson, Donald Wilson and Kenneth Wilson; and several grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Gurdon S. Woodward
FORT WORTH -- Gurdon S. Woodward, 86, a published poet, died at home Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Memorial service: 6 p.m. today at South Fort Worth Baptist Temple, 3321 Forest Park Blvd.

Gurdon Woodward was born July 8, 1910, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Brother Woodward was loved by and will be missed by all his friends at South Fort Worth Baptist Temple, where he was a member.

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

Steve Young
CLEBURNE -- Steve Young, 52, a former employee of Santa Fe Railroad, died Friday at a Cleburne hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne.

Memorials: Cleburne Pee Wee Football, 2006 Pebblecreek, Cleburne 76031.

Steve Young was born Dec. 20, 1943, in Dallas. He was a coach and board member of Cleburne Pee Wee Football.

Survivors: Wife, Beverly Young of Cleburne; sons, Ryan Young and Troy Young and his wife, Tina, all of Cleburne; brother, Rusty Young of Hurst; six grandchildren; sister-in-law, Estelle Young of Fort Worth; and two nephews.

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

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