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Published Nov. 14, 1996

Charley Ashton
WEATHERFORD -- Charley Ashton, 15, a student, died Tuesday in Weatherford.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Couts United Methodist Church in Weatherford. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

Charley Ashton was born Feb. 18, 1981, in Fort Worth. He was a sophomore at Weatherford High School and was always very active in sports.

Survivors: Mother, Rayla Ashton of Weatherford; father and stepmother, Chuck Ashton and Stephanie of Burleson; brother, Brandon Ashton of Weatherford; stepsister, Amber Davidson of Burleson; grandparents, Ray and Margaret Wright and Charles and Opal Ashton, all of Fort Worth; aunt, Patty Koski and husband, Kerry, of Virginia; uncle, Mike Ashton and wife, Martha, of Fort Worth; and four cousins.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Lawrence C. Bassett
FORT WORTH -- Lawrence C. Bassett, 71, a retired construction worker, died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Lawrence Bassett was born Sept. 26, 1925, in Muskogee, Okla.

Survivors: Wife, Debra Carr of Fort Worth; sons, Lorenzo Carr, Lawrence Carr, Lydell Bassett, Lamont Bassett and LaKendrick Bassett, all of Fort Worth, Donald Bassett of Muskogee, Okla., and David Bassett and Lawrence Bassett Jr., both of Fort Worth; daughters, LaTonya Carr, LaShunda Carr, LaVera Carr, LaKisha Bassett, LaToya Bassett, LaTamara Bassett and LaKendra Bassett, all of Fort Worth; five half brothers; four half sisters, a host of grandchildren; and dear cousin, Betty Mae Simon of Fort Worth.

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

Wesley T. Bone
MINERAL WELLS -- Wesley Travis Bone, 22 days, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. today in Woodland Park Cemetery.

Wesley Travis Bone was born Oct. 20, 1996, in Fort Worth.

Mineral Wells, (817) 325-4422

Troy L. Bradford
MANSFIELD -- Troy Lee Bradford, 63, a retired millwright, died Tuesday in Arlington.

Memorial service: Was 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Troy Bradford was born Dec. 5, 1932, in Athens, Henderson County, Texas. He graduated from Corsicana High School and served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He came to the Arlington area and retired from American Can Company on June 1, 1988.

Memorials: Burns Institute Galveston Unit Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, 815 Market St., Galveston, Texas 77550-9969.

Survivors: Sons, Rick Bradford of Longview, Terry Bradford of Arlington, Troy Z. Bradford of Mansfield and Tony Bradford of Burleson; brother, Fred Bradford Jr. of Ben Wheeler; and 10 grandchildren.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791

Guendoliene J. Bratcher
DECATUR -- Guendoliene J. Bratcher, 81, a nurse, died Tuesday at a Decatur hospital.

Funeral: 3 p.m. today at East Mound Church of Christ in Bridgeport. Graveside service: 2:30 p.m. Friday at Tecula Cemetery in Jacksonville.

Guendoliene J. Bratcher was born Jan. 25, 1915, in Cherokee County.

She was married to the late Wilton Bratcher, June 26, 1966, in Wheeler. She was a member of the Church of Christ and the Order of Rebekahs.

Survivors: Son, James L. Rollins of Pampa; daughter, Betty Jo Riley of Decatur; sister, Adellia West of Washington; seven grandchildren; and 13 great- grandchildren.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959

Velma G. Bridges
AZLE -- Velma Gladys Bridges, 78, a homemaker, died Nov. 8 at an Azle hospital.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Castle Hills Baptist Church.

Velma Gladys Bridges was born March 6, 1918, in Texas.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211

Evelyn M. Brown
FORT WORTH -- Evelyn Mercille Brown, 80, a retired full service hair salon owner, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Morning Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family hour: 7 to 8 tonight.

Mrs. Brown was born April 20, 1916, in Lockhart. As a very young child, she and her family moved to Fort Worth. She was educated in the Fort Worth Independent School District.

She immediately extended her heart and hand in membership to The Old Rock Church, which was eventually renamed Morning Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. She was a member of this church 72 years.

Upon adulthood, Evelyn met and later married Al Brown. During this 21-year marriage, they were blessed with four children.

She was certified as a licensed beautician and cosmetologist after attending the historic Dixon Cosmetology School. Eventually, she became owner of her own full-service salon.

During this time, she was also a member of the Federated Woman's Club, Inc., and the Riverside Circle.

In later years, she became an advocate for senior citizens and was named a coordinator for C.O.R.E. of Tarrant County, a senior citizens advocacy service.

This loving mother and grandmother leaves many to cherish her memory with pride and thanksgiving.

Survivors: Sons, Al Ulysess Brown of Oakland, Calif., and Lawrence Oliver Brown and wife, Visitacion Brown, of Renton, Wash.; two daughters, Marie Brown Webb and husband, Joseph Webb Sr. of Fort Worth and Mrs. Beverly Brown Washington and husband, Joseph Washington of Fort Worth. Ten grandchildren shall cherish their time with her. Grandsons, Dr. Joseph Felton Webb Jr., Darryl Van Washington, Mark Emerson Webb and Al Matthew Brown; granddaughters, Marsha Webb Ross, Marva Webb Carwell, Pamela Mines, Roxanne Brown, Adina Washington and Beverly Brown. She was blessed to see three great-grandchildren, Madison Elise Webb, Chanelle Marie Carwell and Camille Michelle Carwell; there are also several generations of aunts, uncles and cousins, who shall cherish their memories of her.

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

Eleanor I. Calico
FORT WORTH -- Eleanor I. Calico, 78, a retired aircraft assembler, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Eleanor I. Calico was born Feb. 21, 1918, in Clayton, Mo. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and homemaker. She was a longtime member of Trinity Baptist Church and was retired from General Dynamics.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.H. "Jud" Calico, and son, James Yount.

Survivors: Sons, Tommy Yount and J.C. Yount of Fort Worth and Fred Olsen of California; one brother; four sisters; nine grandchildren; and 14 great- grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Jack A. Cantrell
MERCEDES -- Jack A. Cantrell, 83, a retired Navy officer and postal worker, died Oct. 17 at a Weslaco hospital.

Memorial service: Was Oct. 20 in Mercedes. Graveside service: Oct. 26 in Smithville.

Jack Cantrell was born Nov. 19, 1912, in Beeville.

He served in World War II and the Korean War, retiring as a lieutenant commander. He also retired from the postal service and was a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner and a member of the Fleet Reserve.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty, and grandson, Robert Lee Jarvis.

Survivors: Wife, Sue Cantrell of Mercedes; son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Nona Cantrell of Tomball; daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Bill Bubert of Arlington and Barbara and Jimmie Jarvis of Mansfield; daughter, Martha Jones of Arlington; 10 grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; stepsons, Bill Brown of Denver, Colo., and Dick Brown and his wife, Helen, of Houston, their three children; and one grandchild.

Hulin P. Cheatham
TIOGA -- Hulin Perry Cheatham, 80, a retired farmer, died Tuesday at a Sherman hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Collinsville. Burial: Tioga Cemetery.

Hulin Perry Cheatham was born May 18, 1916, in Tioga.

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

Mary L. Curlee
FORT WORTH -- Mary Louise Curlee, 83, a homemaker, died Monday at a Dallas nursing home.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. today in Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Memorials: Charity of choice.

Louise Curlee was born July 18, 1913, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Son, Jim Curlee and wife, Carolyn, of Dallas; brother, Jack Sharp of Lufkin; and grandchild, Craig Curlee of Bedford.

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

A. Roy Dixson
FORT WORTH -- A. Roy Dixson, 81, a retired General Dynamics project coordinator, died comfortably at home Tuesday after a brief illness with cancer.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Friday in the Rodgers Family Cemetery on Little School Road in Kennedale. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

A. Roy Dixson was born Oct. 24, 1915, in Fort Worth. He was past vice president and hunter-guide chairman for Operation Orphans, Inc. He was an honorary lifetime member of the Fort Worth Angler's Club and a member of the National Management Association and the Widowed Persons Service.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Rodgers Dixson, in 1982 and a brother, Dick Dixson in 1996.

Survivors: Daughters, Pat Jones of Fort Worth, Deanna Staples of Fort Worth and Sylvia Ellason of Houston; brothers, Elmer Dixson of Tyler, Howard Dixson of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., and Walter Dixson of Fort Worth; sister, Virginia Rich of Denton; grandchildren, Vicki Jones Meyer, Richard R. Jones and Barbara Louise Staples; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Odette B. Egyes
ARLINGTON -- Odette Berdah Egyes, 72, a loving wife, mother and grandmother and former executive with British Pacific Insurance Company, died Wednesday in Arlington.

Funeral: Noon Friday at Arlington Funeral Home. Burial: Gan Shalom at Moore Memorial Gardens.

Odette Egyes was born March 14, 1924, in Tunis, Tunisia, and was a resident of Aixen-Provence France, Jerusalem, Israel, before settling in Montreal, Canada, where she lived for 43 years. Odette moved to Arlington to be near her children and grandchildren.

Odette loved cooking and gardening and was known in her neighborhood for sharing her home grown flowers, fruits and vegetables. She spoke seven languages fluently. Odette was a devoted volunteer and worked hard for the Pioneer Women, Hadassah and various other organizations.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society, Womens Shelter in Arlington or to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.

Survivors: Daughters, Beatrice Stein and Linda Read, both of Arlington; son, Michael Egyes of Montreal, Canada; sons-in-law, Howard Stein and Kip Read, both of Arlington; beloved grandchildren, James Stein and Ashley Stein, both of Arlington, and David Egyes of Montreal; four brothers in Israel; four sisters in Israel; numerous nieces and nephews; and many close friends in Arlington and Montreal. Odette will be tremendously missed by all.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791

A. "Napo" Escalante
FORT WORTH -- Aurelio "Napo" Escalante, 61, a retired printer, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Rosary: 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Aurelio Escalante was born Sept. 4, 1935, in Italy, Texas.

He served in the Army and worked as a printer for JMH Printing, Inc. approximately 25 years.

He was preceded in death by a son, Eric Daniel Escalante, in 1986.

Survivors: Jo Ann Escalante of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Christina and David Johnson of Fort Worth; mother, Lita Escalante of Fort Worth; brothers, Frank Escalante and Wally Escalante, both of Fort Worth; sisters and brother-in-law, Carmen and Jack Burcie of North Richland Hills, Alice Garman of Arlington and Jessie Sierra of Fort Worth; three grandchildren, Mariah Johnson, Jesse Escalante and DeeAndra Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Lillie V. Evans
FORT WORTH -- Lillie V. Evans, 58, a real estate agent, died Nov. 8 at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Arlington. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: At the church.

Lillie V. Evans was born Nov. 4, 1938, in Greenville. She was a member of Greater Hope Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her son, James E. Williams.

Survivors: Husband, Larry E. Evans; son, Michael L. Williams; daughter, Helen M. Grant; parent, Mildred Jordan; brothers, George Body, Freddie Jordan and Norris Jordan; sisters, Mollie Dukes, Shirley Jordan, Wanda Watson and Maxine Harvey; grandparent, Leona Body; and grandchildren, Cindy T., Dionne Grant and Ralonda Grant.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781

James Flanagan
GRAPEVINE -- James R. "Jay" Flanagan, 72, a retired Merchant Motor Lines truck driver, died Wednesday in Grapevine.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

James R. "Jay" Flanagan was born May 24, 1924, in Rowlett. He had been retired from Merchant Motor Lines for seven years and was a member of Colleyville Church of Christ. He served in the Philippines and Japan in World War II.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Flanagan.

Survivors: Wife of 53 years, Bonnie Flanagan of Grapevine; sons, Jim and wife, Pat Flanagan, of Argyle and Ben Flanagan of Westlake; daughter, Elaine and husband, Michael Toyer, of Pilot Point; brothers, J.E. Flanagan of Quinlan, Charles Flanagan of Sunset, Bobby Flanagan of Grapevine and Jerry Flanagan of Van; sisters, Doris Smith of Mineola, Maxine Hall of Coppell, Sue Souther of Irving, Pat Vester of Euless, Moreine Davis of Grapevine and Mareine Cookston of Roanoke; grandchildren, Jennifer Toyer of Surfside Beach, Texas, Jerry Flanagan of Argyle, Neal Flanagan of Westlake and William Jay Flanagan of Argyle; great-grandchildren, Chase Toyer of Surfside Beach and Maverick Flanagan of Denton; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Lonnie E. Floyd
BENBROOK -- Lonnie E. Floyd, 58, a production manager, passed away suddenly Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 7 tonight.

Lonnie E. Floyd was born March 3, 1938, in Layfayette, La. He was a lifelong resident of Fort Worth and was employed by MARCO Manufacturer since his retirement from General Dynamics. He was an avid golfer and veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his father, Lonnie B. Floyd, in 1982.

Survivors: Wife, Betsy Floyd of Benbrook; son, Lonnie E. Floyd Jr. of Benbrook; daughter, Claire Floyd of Benbrook; mother, Nancy Floyd of Fort Worth; brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy C. and Ginger Floyd of Midland; two nephews; and two nieces.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Evelin Garcia
ARLINGTON -- Evelin Garcia, a newborn, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 3:30 p.m. today in Moore Memorial Gardens.

Evelin Garcia was born Nov. 12, 1996, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Parents, Rafael Garcia and Martha Venzor of Arlington; paternal grandparents, Gabriel Garcia and Concepcion Pina de Garcia of Michoacan, Mexico; maternal grandparents, Jesus Manuel Venzor and Martha Pinon de Venzor of Chihuahua, Mexico.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791

Beatrice B.B. Groginski
HOUSTON -- Beatrice Brownold Bashein Groginski, a longtime Houston resident, died Friday after a brief illness.

Memorial service: Was Monday at Temple Beth Israel in Houston.

Beatrice Groginski was born in New York to Tessie and Nathan Brownold in 1904.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Arnold Bashein, and her second husband, Philip Groginski.

After marrying Mr. Groginski, she lived in Fort Worth for several years where she was president of Temple Beth El Sisterhood. During this time she recevied her masters degree from Texas Woman's University.

Survivors: Four children, Carol Bashein Good of New Orleans, Bob Bashein of Fort Worth, Hannah "Anne" Groginski Harris of Houston and Audrey Groginski Johnson of St. Louis; brother, Bernard Brownold of Scarsdale, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great- grandchildren.

Levy Funeral Directors
Bellaire,(713) 660-6633

Bill C. Heath
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Bill C. Heath, 77, retired, died Tuesday at an Irving hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Bill C. Heath was born July 16, 1919, in Mena, Ark. He was a member of the Baptist church. He was married on Sept. 10, 1942.

Survivors: Wife, Stella Heath of Grand Prairie; sons, Larry Wayne Heath and Ricky David Heath, both of Grand Prairie; daughter, Doris Kay Bryant of Waxahachie; grandchildren, Aaron Eli Heath, Erick Dwanye Heath, Ashley Ann Heath, Toni Lynn Houston and David Wayne Bryant; daughters-in-law, Erin Lee Heath and Carmon Heath; son-in- law, Leonard Wayne Bryant; and great- grandchildren, Brandi Lynn Bryant and Heather Nichole Houston.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Josie B. Hulen
ARLINGTON -- Josie Belle Hulen, 98, a retired telephone operator, died Tuesday at an Arlington nursing home.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Friday in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Hugo, Okla.

Josie Hulen was born Nov. 8, 1898, in Detroit, Texas.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555

Nathaniel Isom
FORT WORTH -- Nathaniel Isom, 80, a retired Missouri Pacific Railroad employee, died Monday at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Lake Como Church of Christ. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the church.

Survivors: Wife, Iva M. Isom; sons, George Isom and wife, Denise, Bobby Isom and wife, Betty, and Charlie and wife, Jo; and four grandchildren.

Hampton Place Funeral Home
Dallas,(214) 339-3000

Edna P. Johnson
FORT WORTH -- Edna Pearl Johnson, 56, a paper company inspector, died Monday at a Granbury hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday in Boyd Cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today.

Edna Pearl Johnson was born Feb. 7, 1940, in Italy, Texas. She had lived in Fort Worth for the past 30 years and was in Granbury visiting her mother at the time of her death.

Survivors: Son, Tony-Jay Johnson of Denton; daughter, Jeri Dee Houghton of Bozier City, La.; mother, Ina Hopkins of Granbury; brothers, Charles Hopkins and Billy Hopkins of Granbury, Douglas Hopkins of Azle, Dwight Hopkins and Paul Hopkins of Granbury and Dwayne Hopkins of Azle; sisters, Virdie Slaughter of Waxahachie, Allene Waldrop and Kathleen Hopkins of Azle, Sharon Slusher of Fort Worth and Merlene Osteen of Granbury; and two grandchildren.

Martin's Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-1154

Jim Bob Johnson Jr.
FORT WORTH -- Jim Bob Johnson Jr., 35, a telemarketer, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Friday at Brown, Gause-Ware, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.

Jim Bob Johnson Jr. was born Nov. 24, 1960, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Mother, Helen Louise Pratt of Fort Worth; sisters, Kimberley Sue Johnson of Fort Worth and Teresa Hillman Harte of Seattle, Wash.; half sisters, Becky and Terri; paternal grandmother, Alice Johnson of Commerce; aunt, Sue Younger of Greenville; and nephew, Sean Hillman Harte of Seattle, Wash.

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

Daniel L. Knight
GLEN ROSE -- Daniel Lynn "Danny" Knight, 34, a machinist for Westco, died Tuesday at a Cleburne hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Wiley Funeral Home in Glen Rose. Burial: Squaw Creek Cemetery.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations to Buckner Adoption Services, 520-4 S. Buckner, Dallas, Texas, Telephone (214) 321-4506.

Daniel Knight was born Feb. 27, 1962, in San Antonio.

Survivors: Wife, Twilla Knight of Lafayette, La.; sons, Daniel Knight of Glen Rose and Kevin Sandefur of Lafayette, La.; daughter, Bailey Knight of Glen Rose; parents, Sid and Sallie Knight of Glen Rose; sister, Carrie Knight of Glen Rose; and grandparent, Monroe Fairies of Granbury.

Wiley Funeral Home
Glen Rose, (817) 897-2288

D.C. Koger
MINERAL WELLS -- D.C. Koger, 90, a laborer, died Tuesday at home.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. today in Willow Pond Cemetery in Palo Pinto County.

D. C. Koger was born Sept. 3, 1906, in Hugo, Okla.

Mineral Wells, (817) 325-4422

Clara A. Lacy
FORT WORTH -- Clara Ardella Lacy, 99, a retired farmer and homemaker, died Sunday at a local hospital.

Funeral: Saturday at Eastland Church of Christ. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Chapel.

Clara Ardella Lacy was born July 24, 1897, in Henderson. She was a member of Eastland Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sie Lacy Jr.

Survivors: Daughters, Dora Ford, Izella Kellum and Nella M. Johnson; five grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and sons- in-law, Isiah Ford and James W. Johnson.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781

Myrtle Lassiter
FORT WORTH -- Myrtle Lassiter, 52, a homemaker, died Tuesday in North Richland Hills.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. today in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Myrtle Lassiter was born Nov. 25, 1943, in Manning, La.

Survivors: Husband, Floyd Lassiter of Fort Worth; sons, David Lassiter and Floyd A. Lassiter, both of Fort Worth; daughter, Deborah Hicks of The Colony; parents, Willard and Ila Mae Fowler of Fort Worth; one brother; four sisters; and eight grandchildren, Valerie Lassiter, Jordan Lassiter, Amanda Lassiter, Chance Lassiter, Robin Dooley, Chris Lassiter, Dakota Hicks and McKenna Hicks.

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

Virgie L. Lassiter
BURLESON -- Virgie Lee Lassiter, 85, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Burleson nursing center.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Chapel of the Chimes at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Virgie Lee Lassiter was born Oct. 26, 1911, in Collin County. She had been a Burleson resident for three years and was a former resident of Fort Worth. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Burleson. She had been a member of Gambrell Street Baptist in Fort Worth for 57 years. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and crossword puzzles.

Survivors: Daughters and sons-in- law, Sue and Robert W. Lusk III of Burleson and Molly and Bob Haller of Kingman, Ariz.; brother, Loren Reynolds of San Angelo; sister, Lorene Brooks of Tioga; six grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.

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

Pearlie V.B. Lynch
FORT WORTH -- Pearlie Vivian Bass Lynch, 93, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Greater Saint Luke Missionary Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Pearlie Lynch was born June 17, 1903, Fish Creek at Highbank, Texas.

Survivors: Daughters, Ernestine Newton, Luella Newton and husband, L.B., and Helen Faye Davis and husband, L.C., all of Fort Worth, and Ruby Lockhart of Waco; 62 grandchildren; 86 great-grandchildren; 28 great-great- grandchildren; and sons-in-law, Luke B. Bryant Jr. of Waco and Rev. Ernie Jones of Houston.

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

Josephine H. Malone
FORT WORTH -- Josephine Hamner Malone, 95, a retired secretary, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth nursing facility.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Robertson Mueller Harper. Burial: 3 p.m. today in Sweetwater Cemetery in Sweetwater. Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Smith will officiate.

Mrs. Malone, a native of Colorado City and longtime resident of Fort Worth, was preceded in death by her husband, R.S. Malone, who died in 1971. She was a former secretary in the State Comptroller's Office and later with the Development Office at Texas Christian University. Mrs. Malone was a member of St. Stephen Presbyterian Church.

Survivors: Daughter, Mary Frances Malone Pumphrey and her husband, Dr. Paul Pumphrey, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Holly Pumphrey Roessler and her husband, Richard, of Fort Collins, Colo., and Blake Alan Pumphrey and his wife, Jennifer, of Fort Worth; great- grandchildren, Whitney and Mitchell Roessler and Matthew and Mallory Pumphrey.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233

Mikey J. McCoy
WEATHERFORD -- Mikey Joe McCoy, 56, owner of McCoy Horse Stables, where he was a horse trainer, passed away Tuesday in Weatherford.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Chism- Smith Funeral Home. Burial: Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.

Mikey McCoy was born Oct. 29, 1940, in Whitesboro, Texas. He was a resident of Weatherford.

Survivors: Wife, Idellian McCoy of Weatherford; two sons, Mike McCoy of Fort Worth and Joe McCoy of Weatherford; grandchildren, Kaci McCoy and Joe Garland McCoy, both of Weatherford; grandmother, Susie Reed of Whitesboro; brother, Jerry McCoy of Irving; and sister, Brenda Kowalski of Euless.

Chism-Smith Funeral Home
Irving, (972) 259-7644

Davy Patterson
KEENE -- Davy Patterson, 13, a student, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Seventh-day Adventist Church of Keene. Burial: Keene Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home.

Davy Patterson was born Oct. 28, 1983, in Fort Worth. He was a member of Keene Athletic Association Softball and KISD Basketball.

Survivors: Parents, David and Barbara Patterson of Keene; sisters, Heidi Patterson and Doris Patterson, both of Keene; and grandparents, L.F. and Lilianne Moore of Keene, Keith and Della Patterson of Sand Flat and Ernst and Peggy Kober of New Jersey.

Cleburne, (817) 558-2322

Lee P. Redden Jr.
FORT WORTH -- Lee "Dusty" Parson Redden Jr., 40, died Saturday at a Fort Worth nursing home.

Graveside service: Was 1 p.m. Wednesday in Davis Cemetery in Glen Rose.

Lee Redden Jr. was born April 18, 1956, in Nacogdoches, Texas.

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

Duane Robinson
FORT WORTH -- Duane Robinson, 69, who had delivered the Fort Worth Press', died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Officiant: The Rev. Forrest Pollock.

Pallbearers: Berni Kratky Jr., Ronnie Davis, Jim Paprskar, Joe Dearing, John Murphy and Robert Johnnie.

Duane Robinson was born Jan. 1, 1927.

Survivors: Sister and husband, Neva Kratky and La Wayne Timm; nephews, Johnny "Rusty" Kratky Jr. and wife, Darlene, and Michael "Mike" Kratky and wife, Robin; great nephews, Jeremy, Jared and Cole Kratky; great nieces, Kristin and Jamie Lynn Kratky; and many cousins and loving friends.

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

Mary L. Seaton
EULESS -- Mary Lelia Seaton, 94, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Bedford.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.

Mary Seaton was born Jan. 10, 1902, in Philadelphia, Miss. She was a resident of Mississippi for over 90 years and had been a resident of Bedford for the last three years.

Survivors: Daughters, Narrine and husband, Guy Burnett, of Euless, and Vanod and husband, Don Luna, of Dallas; grandchildren, Guy Burnett Jr. of San Antonio, Karey Furr of Bedford, and Bob Luna and John Luna, both of Dallas; and great-grandchildren, William Burnett of Austin, Katie Burnett of Seattle, Wash., and Natalie Furr of Bedford.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Edwin L. Stephenson
FORT WORTH -- Edwin Lee "Steve" Stephenson, 85, a retired U.S. Department of Federal Highways transportation engineer, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Arlington Heights Christian Church at 4629 Bryce Ave. Burial: Masonic ceremony at Greenwood Memorial Park. There will be no formal visitation, but friends are encouraged to come by Shannon-TCU Funeral Home. Dr. Ed Malone and Alex Cox will officiate.

Memorials: The family requests contributions to Tabernacle Lodge No. 1195, 5320 Woodway Dr., Fort Worth, Texas 76133.

Edwin Stephenson was born Dec. 12, 1910, in McAlester, Okla., son of John D. and Hattie Lyon Stephenson.

He married Teresa Barnes on Aug. 16, 1933, in Hammon, Okla. He was an active member of the Fort Worth community, serving his church as elder emeritus, the Boy Scouts as an Eagle Scout, as scoutmaster for 15 years, as a committee member and the Masons as a 32nd degree Mason. He received his Blue Lodge degrees in Hiram Lodge No. Four in Frankfort, Ky., in 1956 and 1957. He was a Past High Priest of Hemphill Heights Chapter No. 448 of Royal Arch Masons and a Past Thrice Illustrious Master of Hemphill Heights Council No. 365 of Royal and Select Masters. He was an Honorary Past Commander and Excellent Prelate of Southside Commandery No. 83 and a Life Sponsor of the Knights Templar Eye Foundation. He was Secretary Emeritus of Tabernacle Lodge No. 1195. He was one of the first recipients of the Golden Trowel Award given by Tabernacle Masonic Lodge No. 1195.

He served his country as a chief petty officer in the Seabees during World War II and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Survivors: Wife of 63 years, Teresa Barnes Stephenson; son and daughter- in-law, Edwin D. and Mary Ann Stephenson of Slidell, La.; daughter, Patricia Rose of Weatherford; mother-in-law, Mrs. George F. Barnes of Fort Worth; sister, Wilma Winn of Grand Junction, Colo.; six grandchildren, William C. Stephenson, Allen D. Stephenson, Teresa De Ann Reed, Dr. John H. Rose, Charles Lee Rose II and Teresa Gail Rose; and six great-grandchildren, Michael J. Rose, Matthew D. Rose, Meaghan Rose, Melissa Rose, Jennifer Stephenson and Phillip Stephenson.

Shannon-TCU Funeral Chapel
3015 Merida, 926-3314

Herbert E. Swiney
SANSOM PARK -- Herbert Everett Swiney, 79, a retired investigator for Bailey Security Company, died Tuesday at home.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Friday in Aurora Cemetery in Wise County.

Herbert Swiney was born Dec. 4, 1916, in Hunt County, Texas.

Survivors: Wife, Iva Oleta Swiney; sons, James Swiney and Edward Swiney; daughters, Diane Swiney Kottwitz and Sue Swiney McCoy, all of Fort Worth; brother, Franklin Swiney of Greenville; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Hwy., 237-3341

Letha B. Truitt
DECATUR -- Letha Bell Truitt, 92, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Decatur convalescent center.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Thursday in Greenwood Cemetery in Greenwood.

Letha Bell Truitt was born Nov. 12, 1904, in Uz.

She was preceded in death in 1975 by her husband, Bryant Truitt, and a son, C.B. Truitt. She was a member of and worked in the nursery of First Baptist Church. She was a member of the Decatur Senior Citizens Club and the Senior Citizen Rhythm Band. She was a longtime secretary for Splawn Baptist Church in Wise County.

Survivors: Sons, Earl Dean Truitt and Raymond Truitt, both of Dallas; and three grandchildren, Charles and Letha Truitt of Dallas and Janice Ruth Truitt of Little Rock, Ark.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959

Margie E. Williams
GRAHAM -- Margie Easterling Williams, 88, a retired schoolteacher, died Wednesday at a Graham hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Morrison Funeral Home. Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery in Graham.

Memorials: First Baptist Church of Newcastle, 501 Graham Street, Newcastle, Texas 76372.

Margie Easterling Williams was born June 8, 1908, in Indian Mound Community.

Morrison Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-2121

Garvene Wright
GRANBURY -- Garvene Wright, 62, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Granbury hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Lakeside Baptist Church in Granbury. Burial: Holly Hills Memorial Park in Granbury.

Memorials: Cal Farley Boys Ranch in Amarillo.

Garvene Wright was born Sept. 23, 1934, in Stroud, Okla.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000

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