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MICHAEL SCHAUN ADKISON
1975-2001
Graveside services for Michael Schaun Adkison, 26, of Crowley were held Friday, November 16 at Skyvue Memorial Gardens in Rendon.
Michael passed away Sunday, November 11, 2001, in a local hospital. He was a Disc Jockey.
Michael, A.K.A. DJ MERLYN, loved California Techno Music, and his greatest desire was to spin music that everyone could love and appreciate as much as he did.
Michael is survived by parents, Larry and Vivian Adkison of Crowley; brother, Paul Adkison of Crowley; sister, Laura Judd and her husband, Mickey, of Fort Worth; grandparents, Jim and Yvonne Johnson of Las Vegas, Nevada; uncles and aunts, Douglas, Ronald and Susan Payne, all of Las Vegas, Nevada, Jim and Bobbie Adkison of Claremore, Oklahoma, George and Marlene Adkison of Texarkana, Arkansas, Betty and Jack Sanders of Eastland, Texas, Annette and Gene Grigsby of Oskaloosa, Kansas, Nancy Campbell of Spokane, Washington; numerous cousins and friends.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson/Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

PAT M. OLIVO
1926-2001
Funeral services for Pat M. Olivo, 74, of Burleson will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 21 at Calvary Pentecostal Church in Fort Worth. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation is from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. only on Wednesday at Calvary Pentecostal Church.
Mr. Olivo died Thursday, November 15, 2001, in Auburn, New York. He was the former owner of Arrow Lock and Key in Burleson.
He was born December 17, 1926, in Auburn, New York. A veteran of World War II and Korea, Mr. Olivo retired from the Air Force in 1971. He then
worked in the dry cleaning industry and later owned and operated Arrow Lock and Key in Burleson. He also served as a secretary for Metroplex Locksmith Association. He was a member of Calvary Pentecostal Church.
Mr. Olivo was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Inez Olivo.
He is survived by granddaughter, Carla McDonald; grandson, Steve Nelson; and many loving church family and friends.
Memorials may be sent to Calvary Pentecostal Church, P.O. Box 40590, 700 McPherson Road,Fort Worth, Texas 76140.
Greenwood Funeral Home
of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

OPAL OREAN DAVIS
1931-2001
Funeral services for Opal Orean Davis, 70, of Joshua, were held Friday, November 16 at Retta Baptist Church. Burial was at Cope Cemetery.
Mrs. Davis died Wednesday, November 14, 2001, at her home after a courageous three year battle against cancer. She was a homemaker.
She was born March 23, 1931, in Titusville County, Oklahoma to Ernest Cleveland and Jennie Orean McPike Williams. The family moved to Tarrant County when she was five. She attended Rendon Elementary and Mansfield High School, and lived in the Rendon and Retta communities until 1998. Opal and husband, Richard, retired in Mineola, moving to Joshua in June, 2001. She was active in Retta Baptist Church and North Side Baptist Church in Mineola.
Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her parents; brother, E.C. Williams, Jr.; half-brother, Dewey Williams; first husband, Lester Coppock; and great-grandson, Jacob Moore.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Richard Davis; daughters, Janet Coppock Atchison of Fort Worth, Jeri Coppock Maserang of Arlington; son, Marvin Coppock and wife, Trecia, of Nemo;stepsons, Jimmy Davis and wife, Janice, of Washington, Mike Davis of Rendon, Darrell Davis and wife, Sherry, of Mansfield; sister, Mary Lou Schrontz and husband, Les, of North Carolina; brothers and sisters-in-law, Buford and Betty Williams of Arkansas, Don and Mary Williams of Joshua, Burl and Alice Williams of Rendon; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
Blessing Funeral Home of Mansfield handled the arrangements.

DARREL L. CONN

Funeral services for Darrel L. Conn, 79, of Joshua were held Thursday, November 8 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth.
Mr. Conn died Monday, November 5, 2001, in Cleburne. He was a retired Machinist for Kodata, Inc. of Fort Worth
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Joshua, a member of Caddo Grove Lodge #352 of Joshua and a life member of VFW Post #6872. He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II.
Mr. Conn was preceded in death by his wife, M. Patricia Conn in 1989.
He is survived by son, Darrel William Conn and wife, Beth, of Granbury; daughters, Barbara Gulick Hoffman and husband, Jim, of Crowley, Vicky Burris and husband, Steve, of Arlington, and Pamela Barker and husband, Gerry, of Dallas; seven grandchildren, Donald Gulick, Christopher Gulick, Brandon Barker, Matthew Couch, Elizabeth Couch, Lonnie Burris and Lance Burris; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Frank, Lloyd and Elray Conn.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

LEONARD "LEN" GRASSI
1930-2001
A memorial service for Leonard "Len" Grassi, 71, of Alvarado was held Monday, November 12 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Fort Worth/Burleson. 
Mr. Grassi died Wednesday, November 7, 2001, in a local hospital. He was an A/C specialist retired from Southwestern Bell.
He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on February 20, 1930. He served in the U.S. Navy as a navigator. He worked for 40 years as an auto mechanic; he enjoyed his computer and had a love for camping. He was a member of the Alvarado American Legion and the VFW.
Mr. Grassi is survived by his wife, Mae; children, Sandra, Leonard C, Michael, Mark, Michelle, Tony, Kim, Jimmy, Tina and Jane; sisters, Ruth, Jean and Judy; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a few great-great-grandchildren; and an abundance of friends.

Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

NANCY WRIGHT
Funeral services for Nancy Wright, 86, of Alvarado, were held Tuesday, November 13 at Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Arlington. Burial was at Moore Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Wright died Saturday, November 10, 2001, in Arlington. She was a seamstress.
She was very active in her church for some time and was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was a member of North Mesquite Baptist Church.
Mrs. Wright was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd, and her grandson, Gary D. Logan.
She is survived by her daughters, Anice E. Allen of Alvarado, Leona Logan of Red Oak, and Linda Exel of Fort Worth; sons, John Wayne Wright of Arlington, Andy Wright of Summerville, South Carolina, and Bill Wright of Mesquite; sister, Liz Eaton of Blue Mound; 17 grandchildren; more than 20 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Moore Funeral Home of Arlington handled the arrangements.

VERNA MARIE WINNETT ESTERS
1917-2001
Funeral services for Verna Marie Winnett Esters, 83, of Burleson were held Friday, November 9 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Esters died Tuesday, November 6, 2001, at her son's home after a lengthy illness. She was a retired Fort Worth Public School systems cafeteria employee for 13 years and manager for six years.
She was born December 9, 1917, at Lake Worth to Walter and Susie Winnett. She was a member of Southwayside Baptist Church in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Esters was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Esters, in August of 1995.
She is survived by sons, Eugene Esters and his wife, Nancy, of Burleson and Gary Esters and his wife, Karla, of Cedar Park; daughter, Bernice Tipton and her husband, Leonard, of Greenville, 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and an abundance of friends.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice of North Texas, 1208-B West Hender-son, Cleburne, Texas 76031, or Southwayside Baptist Church, 301 Thornhill Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76115.

LEONEL (LEO) RAMIREZ
1959-2001
Funeral services for Leonel (Leo) Ramirez,42, of Burleson, were held Friday, November 9, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cleburne. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne. 
Mr. Ramirez passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2001, in Burleson. He was an employee of Nichols Ford in Fort Worth.
He was born October 23, 1959, in Acuna, Mexico to Vidal & Maria Herrera Ramirez. 
Mr. Ramirez was preceded in death by his mother, Maria Delores Ramirez on March 11, 1993.
He is survived by his wife, Keri Ferriss Ramirez of Burleson; father, Vidal Ramirez and wife, Leo, of Cleburne; son, Andrew Leonel Ramirez, daughter, Jackie Ann Ramirez, son, Matthew Dale Ramirez, daughter, Carolyn Lanette Ramirez, all of Burleson; daughter, Leigh Marie Ramirez and son, Ryan Vidal Ramirez, both of Boulder, Colorado; brother, Javier Ramirez and wife, Tammy, of Austin; sister, Patricia Ramirez of Arlington; brother, Carlos Ramirez and wife, Donna, of Burleson; brother, Raul Ramirez and wife, Tracy, of Fort Worth; sister, Sylvia Ramirez of Arlington; sister, Greselda Ramirez, of Cleburne; brother, Noah Ramirez of Cleburne; niece, Sasha Ramirez, nephew, Antonio Ramirez, niece, Alysse Ramirez, niece, Ashley McDaniel, nephew, Cameron Ramirez, niece, Lindsey Ramirez, nephew, Trenton Ramirez, nephew, Rocco Ramirez, nephew, Reno Ramirez and nephew, Chance Jean.

FLORENE A. TYE
1909-2001
Graveside services for Florene A. Tye, 92, were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 10 at Tye Cemetery.
Florene died Thursday, November 8, 2001, at a local nursing home.
She was born March 8, 1909, in the Oak Grove community near Burleson to John and Della Tye.
Early in life it was evident that Florene did not have the intellectual ability of most children. Nevertheless, her life was an outstanding success. Florene's life found meaning and purpose in her love for home and family. Her highest achievement was her unconditional love and acceptance of others. She will be remembered for that love and for the joy she brought into the lives of those who lives she touched.
Florene was a resident of Austin State School from 1916 to 1965, after which time she lived with her cousin Mrs. Ruth Norwood Likins of Abilene. She enjoyed club activities and extensive travel with her cousin until Mrs. Likins' death in 1979. She also enjoyed music, the company of friends and family gatherings.
Florene was a member of The General Society of Mayflower Descendants. During her active years she was a member of Order of The Eastern Star,Abilene Chapter#30.
Florene was preceded in death by her brothers Jesse L. Tye in 2000, Robert W. Tye in 1994, Taylor N. Tye in 1972, and Hayden A. Tye in 1953.
She is survived by sister-in-law, Mrs. Addie Tye of Burleson; nephew, Roger G. Tye of Alvarado; nieces, Mrs. Virginia Watkins of Burleson and Mildred Tye of Burleson.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

MARGIE L. GREEN MATNEY
1905-2001
Funeral services for Margie L. Green Matney, 96, of Mountain Valley, Texas were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 3 at Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel in Vernon. Reverend Leasel Green and Mr. David Bardin officiated. Interment was in Eastview Cemetery.
Mrs. Matney died Wednesday, October 31, 2001, at her home in Mountain Valley.
She was born April 1, 1905, in Comanche, Oklahoma to the late Robert and Sadie Prather Dudley. She married Chester Green on December 5, 1923, in Comanche. He preceded her in death in 1961. She later married Clyde Matney in July of 1964, in Bowie, Texas. He preceded her in death in 1971. She also lived in Odell, Bowie and Wichita Falls.
Mrs. Matney was also preceded in death by her son, Darwyn Green, in 1984.
She is survived by two sons, Lloyd Green of Joshua and Leasel Green of Burleson; two daughters, Oleta Mae Wiley of Wichita Falls and Patsy Bardin of Durango, Colorado; one sister, Winnie Hynson of Weatherford, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Sullivan Funeral Home of Vernon, Texas handled the arrangements.

PEGGY ANN WATSON
1934-2001
Funeral services for Peggy Ann Watson, 67, of Burleson were held Thursday, November 1 at the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Burleson. Reverend Mark Vincent officiated. Graveside services were held Thursday afternoon at the Georges Creek Cemetery near Glen Rose, Texas. 
Mrs. Watson died Tuesday, October 30, 2001,in Burleson. She was a housewife.
She was born October 28, 1934, in Somervell County, Texas to William Bill and Edith Allen. She married James W. Watson on September 29, 1976, in Fort Worth. She lived in Burleson for 27 years.
Mrs. Watson was preceded in death by her husband, James Watson; daughter, Pandy; and her parents, William and Edith Allen. 
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jamie and Rick Huffman of Burleson; granddaughter and husband, April and Michael Hutto of Midlothian; grandson, Chase Huffman of Burleson; great-grandchildren, Justin Hutto and Brittany Hutto of Midlothian; sister, Marjorie; brother, Eugene; several nieces and nephews and cousins; uncle and aunt, Seth and Ophelia Edens of Glen Rose.
Wiley Funeral Home of Glen Rose, Texas handled the arrangements.

SAMUEL THOMAS "SAM" BAXTER
Funeral services for Samuel Thomas "Sam" Baxter, 61 of Joshua will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 4 at Mountain Valley Chapel.
Mr. Baxter died Monday, October 29, 2001, in Ferndale, Michigan. He was a driver for J.B. Hunt.
He was a truck driver for 40 years and an OTR driver for J.B. Hunt for the past two years. He had formerly been a heavy equipment operator for Lone Star Gas for 15 years. He was an avid fisherman and had served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division.
Mr. Baxter is survived by his wife, Georgia A. Baxter of Joshua; two sisters, Faye Slonaker of Chico and Louise Perry of Cleburne; brother, Wesley Baxter of Chico; step-daughter, Melissa Hull and husband, Mark, of Joshua; four grandsons, Zachary, Justin, Jacob and Matthew Hull; many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends all across the United States who loved him.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

IRENE BROWN
1923-2001
Funeral services for Irene Brown, 78, of DeQueen, Arkansas, were held Wednesday, October 24 at the DeQueen Church of Christ. Stan Reid, nephew and minister from Granbury officiated. Burial followed at Chapel Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Brown died Sunday, October 21, 2001, at her home. She was born October 8, 1923, in DeQueen to the late Hilliard and Wilma Barnes Williams. She was a member of the DeQueen Church of Christ.
During World War II, Mrs. Brown was employed at Lone Star Ammunition Plant in Texarkana. Later, she and her husband, George, owned and operated Brown's Grocery in the Chapel Hill Community. However, the role she devoted her life to most of all was that of a Christian wife, mother and homemaker. She and her husband, George, celebrated 55 years of marriage on October 19, 2001.
Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by son-in-law, John Tollett, of Hershey, Pennsylvania.
She is survived by her husband, George E. Brown of DeQueen; daughter, Deborah Tollett of Hershey, Pennsylvania; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Jerry Neeley of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Rhonda and John Wilson of Joshua, Texas; brothers and sisters-in-law, Hubert and Dot Williams of DeQueen and Doyle and Louise Williams of Nicholasville, Kentucky; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bernice and Weldon Reid of Lovington, New Mexico and Nita and Darwin Green of Brownsboro, Texas; grandchildren, Johnny Tollett and wife, Amber, Conan Tollett and wife, Jennifer, Josh Tollett and fiancee, Susan, Zack Neeley, Abigail Wilson and Cole Wilson; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Chandler Funeral Home of DeQueen, Arkansas handled the arrangements.

PETER MICHAEL DEVLIN, JR.
1972-2001
Graveside services for Peter Michael Devlin, Jr., 28, of Cleburne, were held Wednesday, October 31, at Keene Cemetery in Keene. Pastor Don Baker officiated.
Mr. Devlin died Monday, October 29, 2001, in Cleburne. He was a housekeeper for the Colonial Manor Nursing Home.
He was born December 21, 1972 in Stoneham, Massachusetts, to Peter Michael Devlin, Sr. and Rose Marie Smith.
Mr. Devlin is survived by his parents, Peter and Rose Devlin of Cleburne; brothers, Matthew Devlin of Alvarado and Aaron Devlin of Glen Rose; maternal grandparents, Curtiss and Elaine Smith of Deming, New Mexico.
The Cleburne Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 

JULIA LOUISE BLUE
Funeral services for Julia Louise Blue, 74, of Arlington were held Friday, October 26 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Greenacres Memorial Park in Cleburne.
Mrs. Blue died Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at an Arlington hospital. She was a homemaker.
A loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Mrs. Blue had been a resident of Arlington for eight years. She formerly lived in Joshua. She loved helping others and always put herself last. She enjoyed crocheting and loved being with her grandchildren. She was known for her wonderful sense of humor and will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Mrs. Blue was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Byron Blue, Jr.
She is survived by son, Arthur Byron Blue III and wife, Patricia, of Burleson; daughters, Joyce Clark and husband, Mike, of Arlington, Nita McClinton and husband, Gary, of Burleson, Janet Copeland and husband, John, of Plano; brothers, Bobby Lowe of Covington and John Lowe of Cleveland, Texas; ten grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

MARY LOU LANE
1932-2001
Funeral services for Mary Lou Lane, 69, of Burleson were held Tuesday, October 23 at the First United Methodist Church of Burleson. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Mrs. Lane died Sunday, October 21, 2001, in Burleson. She was a retired Bank One employee.
She was born April 7, 1932, in Dallas County. She attended schools in Meridian and graduated in 1950. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Burleson.
Mrs. Lane was a devoted grandmother of four and an active volunteer for Taylor Elementary, Stribling Elementary, Boy Scouts of America Troop 527, with a goal of having grandsons honored as Eagle Scouts as well as baseball, football and soccer. In her spare time she enjoyed spending time with family and friends, camping, traveling and manicuring her yard.
Mrs. Lane was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Glenn H. Lane.
She is survived by her sweet John of 10 years of Burleson; daughter, Glynece Michelle Lane-Warren of Burleson; mother, Martha Inez Munden of Halton City; brothers, Lanny Munden of Springtown and Danny Munden of Watauga; sister, Sue Curry of Springtown; and grandsons, Derek Lane, Glenn Drew and Dean; granddaughter, Demi.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

DELTON THOMPSON
1927-2001
Funeral services for Delton Thompson, 75, of Keene were held Tuesday, October 23 at Martin's Funeral Chapel in Cleburne. Alvin Robinson officiated. Interment was at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington.
Pallbearers were Don Thompson, Kenneth Thompson, Shawn Mayo, Gary Smith, Bruce Huff and Sam Valdez.
Mr. Thompson died Sunday, October 21, 2001 in Cleburne. He was a retired truck driver.
He was born May 21, 1927, in Blooming Grove, Texas to John Roger and Margie Northcutt Thompson. He married Edwana (Colvin) Thompson. He was a member of Cleburne Christian Center Church and had been a resident of Keene for four years.
Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by daughter, Lori Huff in 1999.
He is survived by wife, Edwana Thompson of Keene; son, Gary Smith of Milsap, Texas; three daughters, Stacy Valdez of Arlington, Leisa Goodman of Keene and Susan Beck of Oklahoma; twin brother, Donald Thompson of Arlington; brother, Kenneth Thompson of Dallas; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Martin's Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements.

DONALD LEE STINSON
1940-2001
Graveside services for Donald Lee Stinson, 61, of Joshua were held Tuesday, October 23 at Caddo Cemetery in Joshua.
Mr. Stinson died Saturday, October 20, 2001 in Fort Worth. He was a truck driver.
He was born February 19, 1940 in Fort Worth, Texas to Alton and Juanita Wisdom Stinson. He married Lavern Hamilton on March 28, 1959 in Fort Worth. He was a Baptist and enjoyed reading, working outdoors, Coca Cola, and most of all, his grandkids. 
Mr. Stinson was preceeded in death by his parents; sisters, Jackie Jo Stinson and Dorothy Victory; and a grandson, Brett Allen Hubbert.
He is survived by his wife, Laverne of Joshua; son, Ricky Stinson and wife, Joann, of Joshua; daughters, Judie Ware and husband, Frankie, of White Settlement, Christi McDonald and husband, Michael, of Joshua, Tracey Hubbert and husband, Louis, of Haltom City; sisters, Joyce Allison of Seymour, Joann Thompson of Seymour, Renee Hillibrand of Elmendorf, Levenia Dollhand of Midland; brothers, G.L. Stinson of San Angelo, Ronnie Stinson of Dallas; stepmother, Margie Lammers of San Angelo; 12 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

EARL F. JONES
1911-2001
Funeral services for Earl F. Jones, 90, of Mansfield were held Tuesday, October 23 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Fort Worth/ Burleson. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park.
Mr. Jones died Sunday, October 21, 2001, in Mans-field. He was a retired engineer, entrepreneur and owner of the Rendon Skating Rink.He was born April 11, 1911, in Vernon, Texas.
Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Norris Jones, in 1986.
He is survived by son, Joe Earl Jones and his wife, Betty, of Fort Worth; daughter, Jayne Rayburn and her husband, Darrell, of Fort Worth; sisters, Lola Scott of Burleson, Ima Love Young of Fort Worth and Dorothy May of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Brady Rayburn of Southlake, Casey Rayburn of Arlington, Kellee Lipscomb of San Antonio, Brent Jones of Burbank, California, and Joe Dale Jones of Key Largo, Florida; great-grandchildren, Savannah Jones, Alia Jones and Sam Rayburn.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Tarrant County.

MYRNA JOY WILSON PARRISH MC MILLAN
1934-2001
Memorial services for Myrna Joy Wilson Parrish McMillan, 67, of Alvarado were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday October 20 at Alsbury Baptist Church in Burleson. Burial was at Hico Cemetery in Hico.
Mrs. McMillan died Wednesday, October 17, 2001, at a local hospital. She was a retired teacher.
She was born January 1, 1934 in Dublin, Texas. She received her teaching degree from TCU in Fort Worth. She taught in the Fort Worth public school system and the Steppingstone School in Burleson.
Mrs. McMillan was preceded in death by two husbands, James Floyd (Bo) Parrish and Robert Allen (Bob) McMillan; and son, Larry James Parrish.
She is survived by sister, Sharon Jane Baber and husband, Ray, of Bluff Dale; two nephews, William James Burnside and wife, Sue, of Leesville, Louisiana, and Daniel Kevin Burnside and wife, Rebekah, of Thomson, Georgia; five great nieces and nephews; honorary grandchildren, Kevin Ray Burnside of Georgia, Stacy Lynn Smith of Louisiana, Jim Burnside, Jr. of Leesville, Louisiana, Caitlin Elese Burnside and Emily Nell Burnside, both of Thomson, Georgia; honorary adopted daughter, Jeannie Carpenter of Alvarado; and granddog Scooter.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alsbury Baptist Church in Burleson.
Clayton Kay Funeral Home of Alvarado handled the arrangements.

RAY V. "DICK" HOEFLEIN
Funeral services for Ray V. "Dick" Hoeflein, 81, were held Monday, October 15 at Valley Memorial Park Chapel in Novato, California. A reception was held immediately following the service at The Novato Horseman's Club.
Mr. Hoeflein passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2001. He was born in Crowley. While living in Texas he worked as a rodeo clown. He was a charter member of the Cowboys Turtle Association, which later became the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. 
Mr. Hoeflein lived in Marin County for 45 years. When he moved to California, he began a career as a marine carpenter. In the early 1970's, he and his wife owned and operated Cal's Steak House in San Rafael. Later, he and his wife owned and operated "The Biggest Little Flower Shop In The World" at the entrance of Spenger's Fish Grotto in Berkeley.
He was married to Gladys H. Hoeflein for 54 years. She passed away in June, 2001.
Mr. Hoeflein is survived by his devoted son, Howard Ray Hoeflein and Caryn Reade of Penngrove, California; sister and brother-in-law, Berniece H. and Ed T. Maples; brother, Jerry Heoflein; nieces, Judy K. Nelson and her husband, Earl L., and Leslie A. Parker and her husband, John B.; nephew, W. Scott Finks and his wife, Jan; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews in California and Texas.
Memorial donations may be made to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Department of Pastoral Care, 1165 Montgomery Drive, P.O. Box 522, Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0522; Meals on Wheels-Whistlestop Nutrition Department, 930 Tamalpais Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901; or Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County, 320 S. Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76104.
Keaton Mortuary in San Rafael, California handled the arrangements.

FRANCES PAULINE WADE
1913-2001
Funeral services for Frances Pauline Wade, 88, of Burleson were held Monday, October 15 at Burleson Church of Christ. Graveside services were held at Milford Cemetery in Milford.
Mrs. Wade died peacefully Friday, October 12, 2001, in the serenity of her home she loved so much. She was a Homemaker Extraordinaire, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.
She was born in rural Pelelope-Birone in Hill County on May 10, 1913, to parents Paul Alexander Wimbish and Bessie Allen Crawford Wimbish of Milford. She was married 66 years to her beloved husband, Ray P. Wade. Her love and compassion will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her. She loved all of God's creation, especially grandkids and animals.
Mrs. Wade was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, T.O. Wimbish and C.W. Wimbish, both of Milford.
She is survived by her husband, Ray P. Wade; daughters, Carolyn Crabtree of Fort Worth, Mary Bess Ford and husband, David, of Weatherford; sister, Bessie Lee Wimbish of Milford; many friends and church family.

EDWARD D. "EDDIE" COOK
Graveside services for Edward D. "Eddie" Cook, 47, of Burleson were held Monday, October 15 at Greenacres Memorial Park in Cleburne.
Mr. Cook died Friday, October 12, 2001, at a local hospice house. He was an overhead door installer for Owen Adams, Inc.
Mr. Cook is survived by his wife, Rebecca Cook of Burleson; son, Richard Paul Cook of Burleson; mother and stepfather, Dean and Richard Long of Kopperl; father and stepmother, Doyle and Shirley Cook of Tennessee; sisters, Val Denise Lassiter and Mary Delores Powell, both of Azle, Cynthia Diane Bennett of Kopperl; stepsisters, Deborah Huffman and Anna Jane Abernathey, both of Burleson; stepbrother, Jeffrey Long of Iowa.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

SUE ELLEN MC COY
1946-2001
Funeral services for Sue Ellen McCoy, 55, of Burleson were held Tuesday, October 16 at Mountain Valley Chapel in Burleson. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park in Burleson.
Ms. McCoy died Monday, October 15, 2001, in Fort Worth. She was a cashier at Wal-Mart for ten years. She was born September 16, 1946, in Fort Worth to Preston Lawson and Noble Jordan Lawson.
Ms. McCoy is survived by her daughter, Christene McCoy of Burleson; parents, Preston and Noble Lawson of Burleson; sister, Judy Fletcher of Joshua; sister-in-law, Linda Lawson of Burleson; and a host of nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

EARLENE EBARB
1923-2001
Funeral services for Earlene Ebarb, 78, of Burleson were held Thursday, October 11 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Fort Worth/Burleson. Reverend Leroy Lewis officiated. Burial was at Emerald Hills Memorial Park in Kennedale.
Mrs. Ebarb died Monday, October 8, 2001, in Fort Worth. She was a homemaker.
She was born October 8, 1923, in Joshua to Arthur and Lorena Anderson. On September 29, 1941, she married Roy Ebarb.
Mrs. Ebarb was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Ebarb on May 30, 2001; brother, Lee Anderson; and grandson, Vernon Greer.
She is survived by son, LeRoy Ebarb; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Tex Greer; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. 
We will love you and miss you forever.

JOE DOUGLAS "BACCA" BULLOCK
Funeral services for Joe Douglas "Bacca" Bullock, 76, of Burleson were held Tuesday, October 9 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel of Fort Worth. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Mr. Bullock died Friday, October 5, 2001, in Burleson. He was a retired General Dynamics machinist. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II on the USS Portland in the Pacific.
Mr. Bullock is survived by daughters, Joanna Hughes of Burleson and Paula K. Long and husband, Russ, of Burleson; grandchildren, Christopher Janek and wife, Jennifer, of Joshua and Koda Tingle of Burleson; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Lane and Haley; brother, J.B. Bullock and wife, Mary, of Nacogdoches; sisters, Gladys Tillmon and husband, Boyd, of Kosse, Mary Silverstein of Fort Worth, Bonnie Hafko and husband, Charles, of Fort Worth, and Jean Hogan and husband, Bob, of Fort Worth.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

PAUL GRAY
Funeral services for Paul Gray, 72, of Joshua were held Friday, October 12 at Mountain Valley Chapel. Burial was at Greenacres Memorial Park in Cleburne.
Mr. Gray died Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at his home. He was a parts salesman at Forrest Chevrolet-Cadillac for 20 years.
A loving husband, father and grandfather, Mr. Gray passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. He had been a resident of Joshua for 21 years and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Joshua. He enjoyed fishing and travel, and loved people.
Mr. Gray is survived by his wife, Kay Gray of Joshua; daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Michael Mikkelson of Joshua; brother, Merlin Gray of Dew, Texas; grandson, Conner Wyatt Mikkelson of Joshua; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of First United Methodist Church of Joshua or to the American Cancer Society.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

LEONARD J. VONHOF
1902-2001
Funeral services for Leonard J. Vonhof, 99, of Keene, were held Friday, October 5 at the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Youth Chapel. Burial was at the Keene Memorial Park.
Mr. Vonhof died Tuesday, October 2, 2001, in Keene. He was a retired construction contractor.
He was born September 12, 1902, in Newark, New Jersey.
He was a member of the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Mr. Vonhof is survived by his wife, Rosa Lee Vonhof of Keene; daughter, Lenora Payne of Keene; sons, Kenneth Vonhof of Oak View, California, and Leonard F. Vonhof of Burleson; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.

THELDA F. "SUE" WORLEY
Funeral services for Thelda F. "Sue" Worley, 66, of Burleson were held Sunday, October 7 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was Tuesday at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Mrs. Worley died Thursday, October 4, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospital. She was a homemaker.
She had been a resident of Burleson since 1983. She graduated from Meridian High School in 1954 and attended Texas Wesleyan College. She met and married Joe Worley in 1954. She was the mother of one daughter and two sons.
Since her husband was a United Methodist minister, Mrs. Worley spent her entire married life as a minister's wife. She raised her children in parsonages around Texas, and as a chaplain's wife, around the world. Her role as a minister's wife took her to Georgia, New York, Colorado, Oklahoma and Germany. Throughout the task of moving, adjustments and meeting new people, she remained a loving mother, devoted wife and a church and community activist.
Mrs. Worley was preceded in death by her father and a sister.
She is survived by her husband, Reverend Joe D. Worley of Burleson; mother, Lois Chumley of Cleburne; sons, Raymond D. Worley and wife, Kathy, of Waynesville, Missouri, Ronald G. Worley of Burleson; daughter, Janis A. Argo of Burleson; brothers, Edgar E. Chumley of Nederland and Donald W. Chumley of San Marcos; grandchildren, Douglas and B.J. Worley, Keena, Christine and Michael Argo; and a great-granddaughter, Grace Ann.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

DORIS IRENE GREEN
1926-2001
Funeral services for Doris Irene Green, 75, of Benbrook were held Tuesday, October 9 at First Baptist Church of Benbrook. Interment was at Benbrook Cemetery.
Mrs. Green died Sunday, October 7, 2001. She was a Benbrook resident for more that 53 years. She exuded happiness and joy with everyone and everything she encountered.
Mrs. Green is survived by four daughters, Virginia Small, Faye Hickey, LaVelle Hardy and June Ashley; one son, Richard Green; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

JOHN M. AKIN
1930-2001
Funeral services for John M. Akin, 71, of Burleson will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 10 at Baumgardner Chapel in Crowley. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.
Mr. Akin died peacefully in his sleep Monday, October 8, 2001, at his farm. He was a retired Fort Worth deputy fire chief, loving husband, father and grandfather.
Mr. Akin was born February 11, 1930, in Leo.
He was preceded in death by his son, Johnny Lee; parents, David Lee and Rebecca Velma; brothers, Ralph, T.J., O.A. and David; sisters, Zannie, Ima Ruth and Peggy.
Mr. Akin is survived by his wife of 47 years, Dolores; daughters, Deborah Coljohn and husband, J.C., of Burleson, Monica Davis and husband, Jason, of Burleson; sister, Margaret West of Oceanside, California; brothers, Elmer Lynn of Ben Wheeler and Henry of Milwaukee, Oregon, grandchildren, Jamie, John Paul, Alyssia, Tyler and Shelby.
Baumgardner Funeral Home of Crowley handled the arrangements.

J.W. WICKER, JR.
1924-2001
Graveside services for J.W. Wicker, Jr., 77, of Fort Worth were held Friday, October 5 at Prairie Springs Cemetery in Burleson.
Mr. Wicker died Monday, October 1, 2001, at a Fort Worth care center. He was a retired banker.
He was born June 25, 1924, to James Wallace and Pearl Bransom Wicker, one of nine children. He retired from West Side State Bank in Fort Worth after 30 years of service. He enjoyed traveling and collecting antiques.
Mr. Wicker is survived by sons, Jerry Wicker and wife, Carol, of Coppell, Larry Wicker and wife, Sandra Sawyer, of Aledo, and Gary Wicker of Burleson; grandchildren, Joel Wicker, Cheryll Wilks, Lisa Benne, Jeffrey Wicker, and Miles Sawyer Wicker; great-grandchildren, Delanie Kidd, Chelsea Bleeker; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorial donations may be made to the James L. West Care Center, 1111 Summit Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76101.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

IVON MARIE WHITLOCK
1920-2001
Funeral services for Ivon Marie Whitlock, 80, of Burleson were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 6 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth.
Mrs. Whitlock died Wednesday, October 3, 2001, in Burleson. She was a retired Chief PBX Operator for Sears Roebuck & Company.
She was born October 24, 1920, in Upshur County, Texas. She graduated in 1939 from Pittsburg High School in Pittsburg, Texas. She married Morris Lee Whitlock, Sr. on August 6, 1939.
Mrs. Whitlock was a Chief PBX Operator for Sears Roebuck & Company at Seminary South from its opening until her retirement in 1982. She was a member of Fort Worth First Church of the Nazarene.
Mrs. Whitlock was preceded in death by her parents, Loyd C. and Berta Shrum.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Morris L. Whitlock, Sr. of Burleson; son, Morris L. Whitlock, Jr. and wife, Barbara, of Burleson; grandchildren, Angelia Sifford of Burleson; great-grandchildren, Drew, Landen, Shay Lynn and Dylen, all of Burleson; brother, Wallace Shrum of Pittsburg, Texas; sister, Monteen Nye-Bickle of Lakeland, Florida; several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Fort Worth First Church of the Nazarene, 2001 E. Main Street, Crowley, Texas 76036 or to a charity of your choice.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

CLIFTON GUY NAIL
1964-2001
Funeral services for Clifton Guy Nail, 36, of Melbourne, Florida, were held Friday, September 28 at Florida Memorial Funeral Home in Rockledge, Florida.
Clifton died Monday, September 24, 2001, in Tampa, Florida after an extended illness. He was a commercial painter.
He was born October 30, 1964, in Stephenville, Texas. He moved to Florida in 1985. 
Clifton was preceded in death by his father, Billy R. Nail; grandfathers, Boyd Nail and Jack E. Hancock.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Nail of Melbourne, Florida; children, Courtney Nail of Fort Worth, and Austin Nail of Colorado; stepchildren, Jennifer, Joey, Cody and Colton, all of Melbourne, Florida and Austin, Texas; mother, Jackie Nail of Burleson; sisters, Cristy Ruiz of Fort Worth and Chelly Nail of Burleson; nieces, Kayly, Josie and Alexandria; nephews, Kody and Ryan; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Clifton will be missed by his family and friends in Burleson and Florida.

WAYNE BEDFORD
Funeral services for Wayne Bedford, 72, of Joshua, were held Saturday, September 29, at Mountain Valley Chapel. Burial was at Caddo Cemetery.
Mr. Bedford died Thursday, September 27, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospice house. He was a retired salesman for Pearl Beer Company. He was an avid outdoorsman, and he enjoyed camping, fishing, woodworking, barbecuing and country and western dancing.
Mr. Bedford was preceded in death by his father, J. D. Bedford, in 1994. 
He is survived by his mother, Velma Irene McKinney of Cleburne; stepmother, Lillie Bedford of Corsicana; sons, Joe Bill Bone of Gainesville, Thomas Gerald Bedford of Joshua, Terry Lee Bedford and wife, Missi, of Burleson; Pat Scruggs of Fort Worth; daughters, Virginia Joyce Shelton and husband, Mike, of Burleson, Vickie Lynn Christian and husband, Cary Don, of Burleson; sister, Fairy Jean Durham of Cleburne; brother, Darrell Ray Bedford of Grand Prairie, Hershel Bedford of Oklahoma; companion, Pearl Sparks of Duncanville; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his dog "Trouble"; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

FOREST GORDON BRAMLETT
1912-2001
Graveside services for Forest Gordon Bramlett, 89, of Crowley were held Saturday, September 29 at Hightower Cemetery in Morgan Mills.
Mr. Bramlett died Wednesday, September 26, 2001, in Houston.He was retired from General Dynamics in February, 1972.
He was born August 18, 1912, in Bluff Dale to John Barto and Josephine Brown Bramlett. He was a member of the Harmony Masonic Lodge in Morgan Mills for over 66 years. 
Mr. Bramlett was preceded in death by his wife, Florine May Bramlett, on June 14, 1997.
He is survived by son, Ken Bramlett and wife, Carol, of Conroe; daughter, Barbara Bramlett Peck and husband, Charles, of Houston; grandchildren, Chris and Doug Peck, Robert and Brian Bramlett; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Association, 11251 Northwest Freeway, Suite 300, Houston, Texas 77092.
Baumgardner Funeral Home in Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

MISTIE MICHELLE JETER KELLEY
Funeral services for Mistie Michelle Jeter Kelley, 25, of Burleson were held Tuesday, October 2 at First Baptist Church of Burleson. Entombment was at Laurel Land Mausoleum.
Mistie died Saturday, September 29, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospice house. She was a medical assistant.
She had been a lifelong resident of the Burleson area. She was a Baptist; she enjoyed helping others, and loved wildlife.
Mistie was preceded in death by sons, Dillon Michael Kelley in November, 1998, and Hayden Michael Kelley in August, 1999; her grandfathers, Thomas Wayne Bedford on September 27, 2001, Brownie Jeter in May, 1995, Willie A. Odom in February, 1993; great-grandfather, Jim Lovell in 1981; great-grandmothers Mary Cleo Lovell in 1987 and Juanita Singleton in January, 1998.
Mistie is survived by father and stepmother, James F. and Patricia Jeter of Arlington; mother and stepfather, Virginia and Mike Shelton of Burleson; brothers, Beau Shelton of Burleson, Chesley and David Jeter, both of Arlington; grandparents, Barbara Odom of Joshua, Ed and Treva Shelton of Burleson, Jimmy and Peggy Riley of Alvarado, L.R. and Doris Mills of Rendon; great-grandparents, Velma Irene McKinney of Cleburne, Lilly Bedford of Corsicana, Luna Jeter (104 years old) of Gunter; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and a host of friends.
Memorials may be made to Children's Hospital of Dallas, Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, or the Lilge Hospice House in Fort Worth.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

J.P. "PHILIP" MURDOCK
1967-2001

Funeral services for J.P. "Philip" Murdock, 33, of Joshua were held Thursday, September 27 at 4:00 p.m. at Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Burial was at Caddo Cemetery in Joshua. 
Mr. Murdock died Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at his residence. He was a police officer for the Fort Worth Police Department.
He was born November 2, 1967 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Jimmy and Kay Murdock. He married Christie Crim on February 26, 1994 in Burleson, Texas. He was a neighborhood patrol officer with the Fort Worth police department for the past nine years, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a member of South Burleson Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Christie Murdock of Joshua; sons Mitchel Sanderson, Dillon Murdock and Matthew Murdock; parents, Jimmy and Kay Murdock of Alvarado; sister, Deana Gillihan and husband, Russell of Joshua; brother, Steven Murdock of Granbury; grandmother, Modeane Saverance of Coleman; mother-in-law, Mary Ann Crim of San Saba; father-in-law, Auther Crim and wife, Sandra of Waco; brothers-in-law, Stephen Crim and wife, Misty of Anchorage, Alaska, and Larry Crim of Anchorage, Alaska; nieces, Meagan Murdock and Brittany Crim; nephews, Blake Gillihan, Benjamin Gillihan, and Lucas Murdock; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice of Texas, the Joshua Athletic Booster Club, or the Fort Worth Police Officers Association Benevolence Fund.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

RUTH STINNETT MATTINSON
1913-2001
Funeral services for Ruth Stinnett Mattinson, 88, of Burleson were held Monday, September 24 at Mountain Valley Chapel. Dr. Mike Milburn officiated. Burial was at Tye Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Mattinson died Saturday, September 22, 2001, at her home. She was a retired Local Board Clerk for the Selective Service System.
She was born April 25, 1913, in Fort Worth, the daughter of John McFee Stinnett and Ida Irene Mosley Stinnett. She had been a lifelong resident of the Fort Worth area. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Burleson, and was a past worthy matron of Tarrant Chapter #8, OES.
Mrs. Mattinson was preceded in death by her husband, Ray E. Mattinson, in 1956; and a son, Leslie Ray Mattinson, in 1997.
She is survived by son, Richard M. Mattinson and wife, Mary, of Burleson; brother, C.E. Stinnett of Burleson; grandchildren, Richard R. Mattinson and wife, Brenda, and Joel S. Mattinson and wife, Susie, all of Fort Worth,Kyla Mattinson Gay and husband, Bob, of College Station, Brent Mattinson and Brad Mattinson of Houston; and eight great-grandchildren.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

CHRIS "MAZE" CAPOTE
1924-2001
Funeral services for Chris "Maze" Capote, 77, of Joshua were held Friday, September 21 at the First United Methodist Church in Joshua. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Mrs. Capote died Wednesday, September 19, 2001, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Joshua and a member of the Outreach Sunday School Class.
Mrs. Capote was preceded in death by her husband, Jack "Botts" Capote, and granddaughter, Tiffany Kurtz.
She is survived by son, Reverend Randy Capote and wife, Lea Rhea; daughter, Darlene Kurtz and husband, Joe; grandchildren, Bryan and Tonya Kurtz, Lisa and Kier Albert, and Greg Capote; great-grandchildren, Bryan and MacKenzie Kurtz.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

MARY LOU TRESIDDER
1931-2001
Funeral services for Mary Lou Tresidder, 70, of Crowley were held Friday, September 21 at Emerald Hills Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Emerald Hills Memorial Park.
Mrs. Tresidder was received in the hands of God on Monday, September 17, 2001, while at an Arlington hospital. She was a Wal-Mart employee.
She was born March 25, 1931, in Rhinelander, Wisconsin to Charles and Nina Chariton. She and her late husband, Glenn, resided in Fort Worth since 1952 and established their business, Lancaster Automotive, on the east side of Fort Worth for over eight years. She was an Episcopalian and enjoyed sewing, crocheting and quilting for her friends and family, and spending time with her loyal dog, Tia. She was a loving person and a friend to all she met.
Mrs. Tresidder was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Tresidder of Fort Worth.
She is survived by sons, Greg Tresidder and his wife, Sandra, of Arlington, and Chuck Tresidder and his wife, Diane, of Clear Lake; daughter, Jane Countryman and her husband, Lane, of Venice, Florida; grandchildren, Michael Tresidder and his wife, Mirna, of Lubbock, Tiffany Tresidder of Arlington and Robyn Countryman of Venice, Florida; brother, Don Chariton of San Antonio; and sister, Donna Rae Schultz of Wausau, Wisconsin.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Red Cross Relief Fund, in care of Chase Manhattan Bank, 700 W. Arkansas Lane, Arlington, Texas 76013, in memory of the victims of the Manhattan Tragedy.
Emerald Hills Funeral Home of Kennedale handled the arrangements.

BILLY KEITH BAKER
1961-2001
Funeral services for Billy Keith Baker, 39, of Granbury were held Monday, September 17 at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. Burial was at Acton Cemetery in Acton.
Mr. Baker died Thursday, September 13, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospital. He was a lineman for the Fort Worth Light and Street Department.
He was born November 3, 1961, in Sikeston, Missouri. He married Theresa Gai Campbell on October 14, 2000, in Acton. She preceded him in death on September 2, 2001.
Mr. Baker is survived by his parents, Bill and Judy Baker of Joshua; brother, Kevin A. Baker and wife, Margaret, of Joshua; sister, Kelly Cole and husband, Steve, of Stephenville; grandfather, O.W. Krapf of Olive Branch, Mississippi; nieces and nephews, Sayde Baker, Brittney Baker and Nicholas Cole; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorials may be made to Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, 1341 W. Mockingbird Lane, #240W, Dallas, Texas 75247.
Wiley Funeral Home of Granbury handled the arrangements.

DAVID LYNN RUSSELL
1934-2001
Funeral services for David Lynn Russell, 66, of Joshua were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 15 at the First Baptist Church on 16th and Main Street in Joshua. Burial was at Caddo Cemetery in Joshua.
Mr. Russell died Wednesday, September 12, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was a retired Liaison for Lockheed Martin Corporation. 
He was born September 30, 1934, in Burleson to George Robert and Rhoda Hilde-brand Russell. He was an Army veteran of Korea, and the first rural mail carrier in Joshua. He served as the mayor of Joshua for two terms, was a city councilman for two terms, and also served as Johnson County Commissioner. In the 1960's Mr. Russell helped establish the first organization to help mentally challenged children, which eventually became MHMR. He also helped establish the First National Bank of Joshua and served as bank director. 
Mr. Russell coached little league softball for his daughters and was on the JISD school board. He was a business owner, a volunteer fireman, and a 32nd degree Mason. He was also a Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church of Joshua and was very active in his community. He will be missed by many. He was a loving DADDY, husband and PaPa.
Mr. Russell was preceded in death by two grandsons.
He is survived by his wife, Batty Jane Bransom Russell of Joshua; daughters, Dana Lynne Bruce and husband, Tim, of Joshua, Julie Ann Gilreath and husband, Greg, of Joshua; brothers, G.R. Russell, Jr. and wife, Mildred, of Joshua, Jack Russell and wife, Jo, of Fort Worth; sister, Doris French of Joshua; grandchildren, Kerri Lynne Bruce, Nikki Dayne Bruce, Kacie Jane Gilreath; step-grandchildren, Jennifer, Courtney and Tyler Gilreath.
Mountain Valley Funeral home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

JOHN A. REEDY, SR.
Funeral services for John A. Reedy, Sr., 59, of Burleson were held Friday, September 14 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park.
Mr. Reedy died Tuesday, September 11, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was a retired self-employed utility contractor. 
He was a member of the National Greyhound Association for 35 years. He loved to sit on the back porch and watch his dogs run and play. He loved his grandchildren and spending quiet time with his family. Mr. Reedy's favorite hobby was fishing; and he loved watching John Wayne movies and always had to be in control of the TV remote control.
Mr. Reedy was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry Reedy and Mattie Inez Crutcher Reedy, and by his brother, Leslie Reedy.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Mary Helen Reedy of Burleson; children, Tammy D. Gregg and husband, Kennett, of Boyd, David W. Reedy of Burleson, John A. Reedy, Jr. and wife, Lisa, of Burleson, Jeffrey S. Reedy and wife, Beth, of Burleson, and Debbie K. Taylor and husband, Terry, of Joshua; 12 grandchildren, Miranda R. Reedy of West, Brandon K. Gregg of Boyd, David W. Reedy, Jr. of Burleson, Kendra D. Gregg of Boyd, Michael J. Scott of Crowley, Ryan N. Reedy of Crowley, John E. Reedy of Crowley, Tarah M. Taylor of Joshua, Seaver A. Taylor of Joshua, Courtney Paige Reedy of Burleson, Casey Carlton of Burleson, and Jeremy A. Reedy of Burleson; sisters, Ann Kersh of Huntington and Barbara Bean of Mansfield; special friends, Gayle Beam of Burleson and O.L. Speck of Aledo; numerous nieces and nephews and other family and close friends.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

PHYLLIS JOAN SIKORA
1928-2001
Graveside services for Phyllis Joan Sikora, 73, of Joshua will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, September 13 at Caddo Cemetery in Joshua. Reverend Larry Elsea will officiate.
Mrs. Sikora died Monday, September 10, 2001, in Fort Worth. She was a retired secretary.
She was born April 4, 1928, in Topeka, Kansas to William and Bessie Bain Hise.
Mrs. Sikora was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Sikora.
She is survived by sons, David Mark Beck of Tampa, Florida, Wesley Ray Beck of Corpus Christi; daughters, Cathy Lynn Beck of North Carolina, Vickie Ilich of Joshua; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Baumgardner Funeral Home of Crowley is in charge of arrangements.

RAYMOND VILLARREAL
1935-2001
Graveside services for Raymond Villarreal, 66, of Crowley were held Monday, September 10 at Realitos Cemetery in Realitos, Texas.
Mr. Villarreal died Saturday, September 8, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was retired from Aztec Manufacturing.
He was born June 4, 1935, in Realitos to Ramon and Jesusa Hinajosa Villarreal,Jr.
Mr. Villarreal is survived by his wife, Telma Villarreal of Crowley; sons, Ray Villarreal and wife, Jean, of Grandview, Carlos Villarreal and wife, Debbie, of Fort Worth, Ricardo Villarreal and wife, Olga, of Crowley; daughters, Yvonne Baylor and husband, Jackie, of Crowley, and Yvette Benavidez and husband, Eloy of Fort Worth; brother, Luis Villarreal and wife, Rebecca, of Alice; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Baumgardner Funeral Home of Crowley handled the arrangements.

JUANITA LEGION
Memorial services for Juanita Legion, 71, of Joshua were held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 25 in Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel.
Ms. Legion died Wednesday, August 22, 2001, at her home. She was a property manager for KMR Management.
She had been a resident of Burleson for ten years and a longtime resident of Everman where she was active with the Everman Youth Association as a commissioner and girl's softball coach. She enjoyed golf and fishing, and was a member of Mountain Valley Country Club.
Ms. Legion is survived by her brother, Charles Legion and wife, Peggy, of Joshua; nieces, Diane Hurt of Joshua, Tracy Wells of Burleson and Stephanie Miller of Godley; five great-nieces; four great-nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

BILLY EUGENE YOUNG
1947-2001
Graveside services for Billy Eugene Young, 54, of Joshua will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 23 at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery. Dr. David E. Cavin will officiate.
Mr. Young died Saturday, August 18, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was an Aircraft Assembler for Lockheed Martin for 16 1/2 years.
He was born January 20, 1947, in Fort Worth to Everett Eugene and Dorothy Hunt Young. He married Vicky Love on July 14, 1989, in Carter County, Oklahoma. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam, attached to the 67 W 30 helicopter detachment.
Mr. Young is survived by his wife, Vicky Young of Joshua; son Houston Brent Sinclair of Cleburne; daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie and Tim Ivy of Burleson, Lisa and Jeff Dickens of Saginaw, and Crystal Joy Tarver of Joshua; mother, Dorothy Lewis of Fort Worth; brothers, Terry Young of Fort Worth, Tommy Young of Anson and Burt Young of Ranger; seven grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Martin's Funeral Home of Cleburne is in charge of the arrangements.

MAE VIOLET DAVENPORT
1926-2001
Funeral services for Mae Violet Davenport, 74, of Crowley were held Tuesday, August 21 at Baumgardner Chapel in Crowley. Burial was at Crowley Cemetery in Crowley.
Mrs. Davenport died Sunday, August 19, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospice house. She was a homemaker. She was born September 16, 1926, in Cullman, Alabama.
Mrs. Davenport is survived by her husband, Clayton Davenport of Crowley; sons, Jim Davenport of Fort Worth and Tim Davenport and partner, Jimmy Curtis, Jr. of Garland; daughters, Shirley Mims and husband, Roger, of Crowley, Gwen Call of Crowley, Sherri Rowe and husband, David, of Springtown, Texas, and Terri Roberts and husband, Mike, of Watauga, Texas; brothers, Kent Guess of Alabama and Milton Guess of Mississippi; sister, Memridge Brown of Alabama; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Baumgardner Funeral Home of Crowley handled the arrangements.

ROBERT G. (BOB) MAULDIN, SR.

Funeral services for Robert G. (Bob) Mauldin, Sr., 68, of Burleson were held Friday, August 17 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth.
Active pallbearers were Floyd Brown, Everett Summers, Allen Pennington, Melvin Ables, Jimmie Coontz and Fred Raulston. Honorary pallbearers were Lester Hughes and Ken Seawright.
Mr. Mauldin died Monday, August 13, 2001, at All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth under the care of Vitas Hospice. He was retired from his family-owned business.
Mr. Mauldin attended Southwestern Texas University in San Marcos and was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Burleson and a Baptist Deacon for 30 years. He was a member of various community groups and was involved in many community activities in various cities throughout his life.
Mr. Mauldin was preceded in death by his parents and his brother.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Melba Mauldin of Burleson; sons, Robert Mauldin, Jr., and wife, Donna, of Eagle River, Alaska, and Jeff Mauldin and wife, Sandra, of Peaster, Texas; daughter, Michelle Walters and husband, Ted, of Denison, Texas; five grandchildren, Michaela, Catherine, Candace, David and Peter Mauldin; sister-in-law, Bernice Mauldin of San Marcos; brother-in-law, Jack Caraway and wife, Luanne, of Kyle, Texas; one niece; and three nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Building Fund at First Baptist Church of Burleson.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

RAYMOND (RAY) BROOKS
1941-2001
Graveside services for Raymond (Ray) Brooks, 60, of Saginaw, Texas will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 18 at Bethesda Cemetery in Burleson.
Mr. Brooks died Thursday, August 16, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospital. He was a retired machinist and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Brooks was born June 30, 1941, in Girard, Texas. Raised in Burleson, he was a man of many interests. He played basketball for many years on Fort Worth leagues. He was a Commercial Artist, a Silversmith, a Musician, and a Music Critic for popular magazines. He was in the midst of his next publication entitled Texas Music Magazine. He loved his computer and stayed in contact with many friends and relatives via e-mail.
Mr. Brooks was preceded in death by his father, John Raymond Brooks.
He is survived by his mother, Ludena Brooks; son, Terry Brooks and wife, Liz, and step-grandchildren, Heather and Jeff, all of Fort Worth; daughter, Radonna Kemper and husband, Kurt, and granddaughter, Brittany, all of Kennedale; sister, Doris Sparkman and husband, Don, of Godley; brother, John Brooks and wife, Janet, of Salem, Oregon. He was loved and respected by many close friends.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of the arrangements.

JO ANN FETTERS
1940-2001
Funeral services for Jo Ann Fetters, 60, of Azle were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 18 in Independence Chapel, Greenwood Mausoleum. Entombment was at Greenwood Mausoleum.
Mrs. Fetters died Thursday, August 16, 2001, in Azle. She was a cosmetologist and a devoted wife and mother.
Mrs. Fetters was born October 18, 1940, in Crowell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maynard W. Fetters, Sr.
She is survived by sons, Mitch Fetters and wife, Kathy, of Azle and Brian W. Fetters and wife, Robin, of Atlanta, Georgia; daughters, Kimberly Pruitt and husband, Dennis, of Colleyville, Cathy Britton and husband, Jim, of Mansfield, and Susie McKenzie and husband, Mark, of Burleson; grandchildren, Lindsey Britton, Whitney Le Blanc, Bailie McKenzie, Greyson McKenzie, Brett Kelley, Mickey Kelley, and Laura and Caroline Pruitt; mother, Lucille Gray Cantrell of Azle; brother, Everett Gray and wife, Arlene, of Azle; sister, Martha Klos and husband, Buzz, of Gulf Breeze, Florida; numerous nieces and nephews; and best friends, Jackie Harston, Sherril Gilley, Boo Pruitt and many, many more.
Memorials may be made to Harris Methodist Hospital-Northwest, 108 Denver Trail, Azle, Texas 76020.
Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

DALLIS RUDOLF SIMPSON
A memorial service for Dallis Rudolf Simpson, 71, of Alvarado will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, August 19 at the Seventh-day Adventist Youth Chapel in Keene.
Mr. Simpson died Monday, August 13, 2001, in Dallas.
He is survived by his wife, Geneva Simpson of Alvarado; son, Dan Simpson of Alvarado; daughter, Darla Simpson of Hawkins; two grandsons, Michael and Devin; sister, Delma Rainwater of Van Buren, Arkansas; brother, Durrell Simpson of Van Buren, Arkansas; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne is in charge of the arrangements.


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