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Published Nov. 15, 1996

Charles F. Bartush 

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church in Muenster. Burial: Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rosary: 4 p.m. today at McCoy Funeral Home in Muenster. Vigil: 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: Sacred Heart Trust Fund.

Charles Francis Bartush was born Nov. 1, 1925, in Detroit, Mich.

McCoy Funeral Home
Muenster, (817) 759-2556
 

Barbara Bransom
FORT WORTH -- Barbara "Precious" Bransom, 73, a retired business woman, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Cryptside service: 1 p.m. today at Greenwood Mausoleum.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a charity of choice.

Barbara Bransom was born Dec. 8, 1922, in Jersey City, N.J.

She had been the co-owner of Red's Lounge on Hemphill Street the last 30 years.

Survivors: Husband, M.W. Bransom of Fort Worth; son, Rusty Bransom of Rockport; daughters, Wendy Bransom of Fort Worth and Vickie Parker and husband, Ronnie, of Fort Worth; brother, Cooney Burroughs of New Jersey; sisters, Margaret of New Jersey, Betty of Baltimore, Md., and Millie of New Jersey; grandchildren, Gabriel Bransom, Paul Brown, Robert Brown, Chase Thompson, Anita Bransom and Lani Bransom, all of Fort Worth; and two great-grandchildren, Jessica Brown and Cody Brown, both of Fort Worth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Lucille Bray
FORT WORTH -- Lucille Bray, 76, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Mesquite.

Graveside service: 4 p.m. Saturday in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Lucille Bray was born Feb. 12, 1920, in Holland, Texas. She was a former member of North Fort Worth Baptist Church.

Survivors: Sons, Andrew B. Bray Jr. of Fort Worth and Donald R. Bray of Weatherford; daughter, Wanda Roundtree of Mesquite; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
1300 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Prince E. Brembry
FORT WORTH -- Prince Emanuel Brembry, 91, a retired farmer, passed away Nov. 5 while visiting in Los Angeles, Calif.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, 2704 Ennis Ave. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Prince Brembry was born June 7, 1905, in Pittsburg, Texas. He had lived in the Fort Worth area for over five years, moving from Los Angeles, Calif., to be near his sisters. He was a Baptist by faith.

Survivors: Son, Claudie Joel Brembry of Oklahoma City, Okla.; sisters, Mable B. Barrett, Susie T. Johnson and Melvina Mangram, all of Fort Worth; niece, Mrs. Margaret Blair of Fort Worth; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

Ozzo Brock
GRANBURY -- Ozzo Brock, 93, died Wednesday at a Granbury hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Wiley Funeral Home. Masonic graveside: Acton Cemetery in Acton. Visitation: 8 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday.

Ozza Brock was born Jan. 25, 1903, in New Boston, Texas. He married Evelyn Mumme on Dec. 29, 1923, in San Antonio. He retired in 1966 as a superintendent of production for Duval Oil Co. He was a member of Old Rock Baptist Church in Somerset, a lifetime member of Masonic Lodge Government Wells No. 1275. He had been a Granbury resident since 1987 and a resident of Freer, Texas, for 58 years.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Beatrice Clark, in 1990.

Survivors: Wife, Evelyn Brock of Granbury; son, Robert Brock of Arlington; daughters, Dorothy Brock Anderson of Granbury and Lillian McDaniel of Freer; sisters, Edna McMahan of Lockhart and Alice Fox of Lockhart; 11 grandchildren; 21 grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

Jack O. Burge
AZLE -- Jack O. Burge, 78, a utilities engineer, died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Azleland Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Jack O. Burge was born Aug. 9, 1918, in Beckett, Ohio. He had lived in the Fort Worth area for 40 years and retired from the powerhouse of Vought as an engineer in 1978. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, was a POW and retired from the Navy in 1954.

Survivors: Wife, Nora Burge of Azle; sons, Jack W. Burge of Arlington and Blaine R. Burge of Sadler; brother, William Burge of Beverly, Ohio; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; stepsons, Brady Dykes of Azle and Jerry Dykes of Elkhart, Ind.; and stepdaughters, Mary Delnat of Mishawaka, Ind., and Marla Gallery of Glendale, Ariz.

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

Marvin O. Burross
AZLE -- Marvin O. Burross, 59, an aircraft bonder, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Outreach of Love Church in Reno. Burial: Jaybird Cemetery in Reno. Visitation: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. until noon Saturday at the funeral home.

Marvin O. Burross was born July 19, 1937, in Huntsville.

He had been an employee of Lockheed Martin more than 18 years and retired as a technical sergeant from the Air Force after 20 years. He was a member of the Outreach of Love Assembly of God Church in Reno and had been an area resident since 1989.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Burross, in 1982.

Survivors: Wife, Dorothey A. Burross of Azle; sons, Robert Burross of London, England, David Wilson of White Settlement and Terry Wilson of Bedford; daughters, Deborah Birdwell of Seagoville, Jennefer Schoor of Mesquite, Regina Russell of Springtown and Dianette Caulder of Brock; father, Marcus Odell Burross of Huntsville; sisters, JoAnn Adams of Madisonville and Francis Burross of Bryan; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211
 

Delora M. Canada
FORT WORTH -- Delora Marie Canada, 68, a homemaker, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at South Fort Worth Baptist Temple. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.

Delora Canada was born Aug. 26, 1928, in Carter, Okla. She was a member of South Fort Worth Baptist Temple.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Franklin Canada Sr.

Survivors: Son, Jacob F. Canada Jr. of Fort Worth; daughters, Iris M. Hernandez, Tommie F. Cobb, Karmel K. Uselton, Cynthia C. Fugit and Patricia A. Cassel, all of Fort Worth; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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

Randy D. Coffey
CONLEY, Ga. -- Randy Doyle Coffey, 33, an auto body repair worker, died Tuesday at an Atlanta, Ga., hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Burial: Crowley Cemetery in Crowley, Texas.

Randy Coffey was born Dec. 29, 1962, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Brothers, James Lynn Cain and Hoyt Coffey, both of Fort Worth; sisters, Deborah Jean Charles of Watauga and Arietta Coffey Louis; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Freddie G. Cooper
FORT WORTH -- Freddie G. Cooper, 61, who retired from the Federal Aviation Administration, went to be with the Lord Thursday after a long, courageous battle with diabetes.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. After the funeral service, there will be a gathering of family and friends at University Baptist Church, 2720 Wabash Ave. in Fort Worth.

Memorials: Diabetes Association and Vitas Hospice of Fort Worth.

Freddie Cooper was born April 12, 1935, in Eufaula, Okla. He died peacefully at his home with his family in Fort Worth.

In 1995, he retired as a chief warrant officer from the Army Reserve.

He was preceded in death by his father, Fred H. Cooper, of Tahlequah, Okla., in 1977.

The family would like to give special thanks to all the attending doctors and caregivers at All Saints, Harris Methodist and Cityview Care Center and West Fort Worth Dialysis Center and all friends and church affiliates for their support.

Pallbearers: Teddy Pebbles, John Ousley, Tommy Forbes, Jan Moore, Web Lessig, Leroy Shafer and Bill Murray.

Survivors: Wife, Diane Cooper of Fort Worth; daughters, Linda C. Forester of Houston, Catherine C. O'Keefe of Splendor and Debbra C. Pearce of Fort Worth; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Desiree' Cooper of Sugar Land and Paul and Heidi Cooper of Fort Worth; mother, Zelma Cooper of Tahlequah, Okla.; brother, Billy Joe Cooper of Tulsa; sister and brother-in-law, Nakita and Eugene Huff of Tahlequah, Okla.; mother-in-law, Alpha Banks, who resides in Texas; grandsons, Tres Forester, Kyle Forester, Jacob, Joshua and Jeremy O'Keefe, Gary Michael Pearce and Rex Riley Pearce; and granddaughter, Bailey Layne Cooper.

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

Claud R. Devenport
SHERMAN -- Claud R. Devenport, 56, an insurance man, died Tuesday at a regional hospital.

Funeral: Was Thursday at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Sherman. Rev. Richard Daly officiated. Cremation followed the service. Pallbearers were members of St. Stephen's vestry. Memorials: St. Luke's Episcopal School, 427 W. Woodard, Denison, Texas 75020.

Claud Devenport was born Aug. 30, 1940, in Gorman, son of A.L. and Inez Maxwell Devenport.

He was a graduate of Ware County High School in Waycross, Ga., attended the University of Texas at Arlington and received his bachelor's degree from North Texas State University in Denton.

He married Judy Yanutik July 21, 1962, in Arlington. They moved to Sherman from Bonham in 1987.

He began his insurance career in 1964 and owned Eagle Insurance Services. In 1968, he was recognized as Outstanding Young Man of the Year and in 1969, he was named Arlington's Citizen of the Year and was a member of the board of directors of the Arlington Boy's Club. He was a member of the National Association of Life Underwriters, Texas Association of Life Underwriters and the Lake Texoma Association Board of Directors.

In 1968 and 1969, he was president of the University of Texas at Arlington's Ex- Lettermen Association. He was a three- year letterman for the UTA football program, a member of the Texas Golden Gloves and was Texas Golden Gloves State Champion in 1961-1963. In 1961, he was the Golden Gloves National Runner-Up and in 1963, the quarter-finalist.

While living in Bonham, he was instrumental in starting the Soccer Association. He assisted with the American Heart Association and American Cancer Society.

He was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.

Survivors: Wife, Judy of Sherman; parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Devenport of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Michele and Jeff Crouse of Denison; son, Michael Devenport of Glacier, Wash.; two grandsons, Ben and James Crouse of Denison; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Esther Yanutik Jr. of Merlin, Ore.; sister and husband, Geneva and Curtis Buchanan of Graham; sister and husband, Joreta and Glen Carter of Jacksonville, Fla.; and sister and husband, Kharvina and Billy Gilmore of Fort Worth.

Dannel Funeral Home
Sherman, (903) 893-1171
 

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. today in the Rodgers Family Cemetery on Little School Road in Kennedale.

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
 

Margaret L. Dugan
FORT WORTH -- Margaret Louise Dugan, 63, a homemaker, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 9:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Anns Catholic Church in Burleson. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Vigil: 7 tonight at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Officiating: Rev. John Hennessey.

Margaret Dugan was born Feb. 17, 1933, in Tarrant County, Texas. She was a member of St. Anns Catholic Church.

Survivors: Son, Dale Dugan and his wife, Sheryl, and their son, Colton, all of Burleson; daughter, D'Ann Dugan of Burleson; and brothers, Jarrell Whitfill of Crowley and Larry Whitfill of Blum.

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

Mattie M. Dutton
FORT WORTH -- Mattie M. Dutton, 85, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Bedford hospital.

Funeral: 4 p.m. today at Riley Funeral Home in Hamilton. Burial: Indian Gap Cemetery in Indian Gap.

Riley Funeral Home
Hamilton, (817) 386-3117
 

Shirley C. Eustace
KINGWOOD -- Shirley C. Eustace, 68, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Kingwood.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Shirley C. Eustace was born June 26, 1928, in Cleburne.

Survivors: Husband, Waymon R. Eustace of Kingwood; sons, Ronald R. Eustace of Boerne and Randall Eustace of Lubbock; brother, Jay Dean of Cumby; and grandchildren, Scott Eustace of College Station, and Kristin Eustace and Eric Eustace, both of Lubbock.

Greenwood Funeral Home
1300 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

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.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

Gene Fox
KELLER -- Gene Fox, 41, a Menasco Aerosystems store clerk, died Monday in North Richland Hills.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Haltom City. Burial: Bear Creek Cemetery in Euless under auspices of Masonic Lodge No. 1387. Visitation: 6 to 7 tonight at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst.

Gene Fox was born Dec. 19, 1954, in Houston. He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin Fox.

Survivors: Wife, Tammy Fox; son, Jeremy Daniel Fox; daughter, Amber Nicole Fox; mother, Ella V. Fox; brothers, Raymond Alvin, Boyd Allen and Willard Dale Fox; sister, Beverly Dianne Deaton; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and friends.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Andrew J. Gadberry Jr.
ARLINGTON -- Andrew J. Gadberry Jr., 84, a retired machinist for Eaton Manufacturing Co., died Thursday in Arlington.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Moore Memorial Gardens.

Memorials: Kidney Foundation.

Andrew Gadberry was born Sept. 24, 1912.

Survivors: Son, Charles Gadberry of Arlington; daughter, Inez Baade of Prague, Neb.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild.

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

Sammie Lee Gilliam
FORT WORTH -- Sammie Lee Gilliam, 80, a retired housekeeper and community activist, died Wednesday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 2951 Evans Ave. Entombment: Laurel Land Mausoleum of Fort Worth. Visitation: 12 noon to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Sammie Lee Gilliam was born Feb. 21, 1916, in Anderson County to the late S. B. Hill and Pearlie Anderson Hill. She received her education at Fort Worth public schools and graduated from I.M. Terrell High School. In 1932 she united with Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church under the late Rev. C. L. Huff. She was a member of the Missionary Society and former chairperson. She was a neighborhood activist which earned her the well-deserved title from her neighbors, "Mayor of Richmond Street."

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

Survivors: Brother, Sandy E. Hill and wife, Mary Hill, of New Orleans, La.; sister, Mrs. Bobbye Atkinson of Fort Worth; niece, Delores Gregg; devoted niece, Sally Nealy and husband, the Rev. Carl Nealy; nephew, Bobby Joe Reece Sr. and wife, Sarah Reece; and other relatives and friends.

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

Marena W. Hamilton
FORT WORTH -- Marena W. Hamilton, 90, a homemaker, passed away Wednesday at a Fort Worth nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Marena Hamilton was born Oct. 8, 1906, in Montague County, Texas. She lived most of her life in Fort Worth. She was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, was a charter member of Women of Rotary and was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 673.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Esker G. Hamilton, and her son, Jerry G. Hamilton.

Survivors: Grandchildren, Christopher Quinn and King Hamilton, both of Fort Worth, Holli Strange of Raleigh, N.C., and Todd Hamilton of Fort Worth; two great-grandchildren; and two great- great-grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
1300 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Lee Holmes
ARLINGTON -- Lee Holmes, 57, an educator, artist, actor and chef, died Tuesday in Arlington.

Funeral: 7 p.m. Saturday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Arlington. As per his wishes, his body will be cremated after services.

Lee Holmes was born Winfield Leland Holmes on Dec. 21, 1938, in San Diego, Calif. His father, now deceased, was a career Navy man and the family was stationed coast to coast for most of his formative years. He married Julia Marie Sams on March 23, 1963, in Corpus Christi, Texas. They moved to Michigan, where he received his bachelor's degree in education at Olivet Congregational College, his master's in curriculum design from Michigan State University. They moved back to Texas where he did work on his Ph.D. in adult education at North Texas State University. He returned to Texas with his family in 1975, where he worked in Fort Worth as director of education at Harris Hospital. His mother and family and friends knew him as Bill for the first 40 years of his life. However, as a member of the Screen Actors Guild, he was required to change his name. He chose his middle name Lee in 1978.

He was a devout follower of his Lord and was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran, a spirit filled, intercessory praying church in Arlington, Texas.

Survivors: Son, Matthew Leland Holmes of Plano; brothers, Richard Dorr Holmes of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Kirby Garrett Holmes of Shelby Township, Mich.; sister, Shirley-Jo Cain of Lansing, Mich.; former wives, Julia Marie Holmes of Arlington (one child), and Janice Lee Marie Castleberry of Springtown (no children); and other friends and relatives who found him interesting and delightful.

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

Willie E. Ince
BROWNWOOD -- Willie Estelle Ince, 95, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Brownwood.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Davis- Morris Funeral Home. Burial: Eastlawn Memorial Park. Paul Hays will officiate.

Willie Ince was born Feb. 3, 1901, in Johnson County. She was a member of the Church of Christ and had lived in Brownwood since the 1970s.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Ince, in 1988, and two sons, Wilburn Wade and Olin Wayne Ince. Mrs. Ince and her late husband were longtime residents of Rio Vista and Joshua.

Survivors: Son, Don C. Ince of Hurst; three daughters-in-law, Peggy Ince of Hurst and Ruby Ince and Lois Ince, both of Abilene; two sisters, seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Davis-Morris Funeral Home
Brownwood, (915) 646-5555
 

Albert Jones
FORT WORTH -- Albert Jones, 59, a retired Trinity Valley Iron and Steel laborer, died Nov. 9 at a Temple hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m at the funeral home.

Albert Jones was born March 13, 1937, in Tyler.

Survivors: Brothers, Pastor Sylvester Warsaw Sr. of Gardenia, Calif., and Mr. Willie Lewis Hamilton of Fort Worth; sisters, Versie Singletary of Detroit, Mich., and Barzella Veal of Los Angeles, Calif.; aunt that raised him, Bernice Stone; and sisters-in-law, Constance Hamilton of Fort Worth and Carol Warsaw of Gardenia, Calif.

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

Wanda C. Jones
BEDFORD -- Wanda C. Jones, 78, a homemaker, died Wednesday at a Bedford nursing home.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Saturday at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m today at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst.

Wanda C. Jones was born June 13, 1918, in Topeka, Kan.

Survivors: Husband, Dean F. Jones of Bedford; and sons, Steve C. Jones of Dallas and Edward F. Jones of Bedford.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Phillip D. Kincaid
GRAFORD -- Phillip Dean Kincaid, 25, a truck driver for C&B Associates, died Monday at a Houston hospital after an automobile accident.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church at Possum Kingdom Lake in Palo Pinto County. Burial: Oran Cemetery in Palo Pinto County.

Phillip Kincaid was born Aug. 6, 1971, in Mineral Wells.

Survivors: Parents, Toby and Sherry Kincaid of Graford; brother, Curtis Todd of Graford; brother of the heart, Johnny Pope of Graford; grandparents, Lorean and Loyd Weldon of Graford and Reuben and Pauline Kincaid of Oran; and extended family, Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Jesse Dobbs of Friendswood, Aunt Erma and Uncle Wayne Cobb of Graford; Aunt Nita and Uncle Bud Calicutt of Arp; Aunt Gaye Hensley of Joplin; Uncle Robert and Aunt Tricia of Graford; Uncle Cale and Aunt Shirley Kincaid of Graford; Uncle Bill Kincaid of Graford; two great aunts; three great uncles; and numerous cousins and a host of special friends.

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

Billy E. King
SANSOM PARK -- Billy E. King, 67, a retired salesman, died Wednesday at a local hospital.

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

Billy E. King was born Oct. 22, 1929, in Slayton, Texas. He was a Sansom Park resident since 1961. He retired in 1989 after 16 years as a salesman for Jake Mobley Auto Supply. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors: Wife, Catherine King of Sansom Park; sons, Rod T. King and Loral A. King, both of Arlington, and Gil A. King of Sansom Park; daughter, Dar Relle King of Sansom Park; brothers, James King of Modesto, Calif., Joe King of Turlock, Calif., Gus King of Medford, Ore., and Bob King of Turlock, Calif.; sisters, Faye King and Aline King, both of Turlock, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Hwy., 237-3341
 

Louise B. King
JACKSBORO -- Louise B. King, 74, a retired Civil Service administrative assistant, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Coker Funeral Home in Jacksboro. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorials: Memorial Christian Church or charity of choice.

Louise B. King was born June 12, 1922, in Jacksboro.

Coker Funeral Home
Jacksboro, (817) 567-3778
 

H.S. Kueckelhan
FORT WORTH -- H.S. Kueckelhan, 74, a retired construction foreman, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Willow Wild Cemetery in Bonham.

H.S. Kueckelhan was born Dec. 29, 1921, in Dundee, Texas.

Survivors: Wife of 51 years, Helen J. Kueckelhan of Fort Worth; son and daughter-in-law, H.W. and Loreta Kueckelhan of Paris, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Gail and John Schramm of Fort Worth; sisters, Dine Sharp of Kermit and Hunter Jones of Bonham; sister- in-law, Nell Kueckelhan of Bonham; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
1300 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Mamie Lee Lofton
FORT WORTH -- Mamie Lee Lofton, 75, a homemaker, died Thursday at a local hospital.

Memorial service: 1 p.m. Saturday at North Park Baptist Church in North Richland Hills. Her grandson, Brent Eaton, will officiate. Visitation: Family will receive friends at a private residence.

Mamie Lee Lofton was born Oct. 5, 1921, in Seiper, La.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Lofton.

Survivors: Daughters, Vivie Mitchell and Lucille Eaton, both of Fort Worth; sisters, Mae Hamilton, Mary Dickie and Margie Booth, all of Fort Worth, and Jessie Braziel of Granbury; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Minnie McKelvy
ARLINGTON -- Minnie McKelvy, 78, a children's babysitter, died Wednesday in Arlington.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Bethel Baptist Church. Burial: Grovehill Cemetery in Dallas. Visitation: Starting at 4 p.m. today.

Minnie McKelvy was born Feb. 27, 1918, in Dandridge, Tenn.

She was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star.

Survivors: Daughter, Anita Oldham of Tarrant County; brothers, Johnny Brown of Arlington and Roland Brown of Kennedale; sisters, Nora Pruitt of Point and Mae Bryant of Louisiana; grandchild, Shannon Crow of Houston; and great-granddaughter, Taylor Crow of Houston; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Hazle B. Montgomery
CLEBURNE -- Hazle Bryant Montgomery, 84, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Cleburne.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Greenacres Memorial Park in Cleburne.

Hazel Montgomery was born Nov. 20, 1911, in Coppell.

Survivors: Sons, B.G. "Gene" Montgomery and Morris C. Montgomery, both of Cleburne; sisters, Birta Lee Montgomery of Cleburne, Bessie Fagan of Cleburne and Bobby Jo Binford of Houston; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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

James C. Murray
MINERAL WELLS -- James Clyde Murray, 88, a retired restaurant owner, died Wednesday in Mineral Wells.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at White's Funeral Home in Mineral Wells. Burial: Woodland Park Cemetery in Mineral Wells.

James Clyde Murray was born Jan. 25, 1908, in Sherman, Texas. He was a volunteer fireman, retired, member of Masonic Lodge No. 611 and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Mineral Wells. He owned and operated Murrays' Grill and Murray's Drive Inn since 1941. He and Una Williams were married in 1937.

Memorials: First United Methodist Church in Mineral Wells.

Survivors: Wife, Una Murray of Mineral Wells; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Pam Murray of Richardson; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce Ann and Ronnie Watson of Mineral Wells; brother, Billy Bob Murray of Mineral Wells; sister, Hazel Hauterhahn of Ohio; and grandchildren, Brent Murray of Richardson, Kayla and Paul Peak of Commerce and Shelly Watson and Jeff Dahl of Vancouver, Wash.

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

Ethel E. Nichols
JACKSBORO -- Ethel Elizabeth Nichols, 84, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Jacksboro.

Funeral: 2 p.m today at Liveoak Baptist Church. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery.

Ethel Elizabeth Nichols was born Jan. 8, 1912, in Jack County.

Coker Funeral Home
Jacksboro, (817) 567-3778
 

Della Oldham
ARLINGTON -- Della "Jewell" Oldham, 88, a homemaker, died Thursday in Arlington.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Saturday in Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: Open.

Memorials: American Heart Association.

Della Oldham was born Feb. 29, 1908, in Van Alstyne, Texas.

Survivors: Daughter, Joyce Monsey of Arlington; grandchildren, Ronnie Monsey of Loving, Texas, and Mickey Monsey of Tennessee; and five great- grandchildren.

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

Charles E. Paris
FORT WORTH -- Charles E. Paris, 78, a truck driver, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 1 p.m. today at Alonzo Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.

Charles Paris was born Oct. 31, 1918, in Tahoka, Texas. He was a member of the Teamsters Union.

Survivors: Son, Donald E. Paris; brother, Jake Paris of California; grandchildren, Scott E. Paris, Kristi P. Enriquez and Stephanie D. Paris; and five great-grandchildren.

Alonzo Funeral Home
2301 Ephriham Ave., 740-9091
 

Joseph P. Ramirez
CLEBURNE -- Joseph Perez Ramirez, 27, a Gunderson Southwest welder, died Thursday in an auto accident in Johnson County.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Joseph Perez Ramirez was born July 26, 1969, in Cleburne.

Survivors: Wife, Annamarie Ramirez of Cleburne; son, Joe Ramirez Jr. of Cleburne; mother, Maria Ramirez of Wilcox, Ariz.; brothers, George Ramirez, Rudy Ramirez, Johnny Ramirez, David Ramirez and Mike Ramirez, all of Cleburne; and sisters, Norma Ramirez and Rosie Ramirez, both of Wilcox, Ariz.

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

Hazel A. Rhodes
FORT WORTH -- Hazel Adele Rhodes, 66, a homemaker, died Thursday at a local nursing home.

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

Hazel Rhodes was born Oct. 12, 1930, in Hill County, Texas.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Survivors: Daughter-in-law, Diana Rhodes of Fort Worth; sister, Alma New of Hillsboro; and grandchildren, Michael Rhodes and Melissa Rhodes, both of Fort Worth.

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

Cecil H. Rogers Sr.
SPRINGTOWN -- Cecil Haskell Rogers Sr., 75, a retired carpenter, died Thursday at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Biggers Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

Cecil Rogers Sr. was born Nov. 29, 1920, in Fort Worth, Texas. As a carpenter, he was employed by many local building contractors and was involved in numerous construction projects in this area. He was a former member of the Carpenters and Millwright Union.

Survivors: Best friend and K-9 companion, Sugar; son, Cecil H. Rogers Jr. of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Don Bowen of North Richland Hills; former wife, Mrs. Marie E. Rogers of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Kim Masters and Melissa Le; great- grandchildren, Benjamin Masters and Brandon Le; and nephews, Louis "Skip" Rogers Jr. and Nicholas Rogers.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Hwy., 237-3341
 

Emma C. Sattler
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Emma Cathryn Sattler, 87, a homemaker, died Sunday in Long Beach, Calif.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Emma Cathryn Sattler was born Jan. 14, 1909, in Ompheghent, Ill.

Survivors: Son, Cyril Blei and wife, Patricia A. Day of Euless; and granddaughter, Linda C. Clark of Spokane, Wash.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Pauline Sharp
FORT WORTH -- Pauline Sharp, 80, a homemaker, died Wednesday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater Friendship Baptist Church. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Pauline Sharp was born Aug. 31, 1916, in Fort Worth. She was a member of Greater Friendship Baptist Church and was church secretary and chairperson. She was on the advisory council of Worth Heights Senior Citizens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Sharp, and granddaughter, Paula Allen.

Survivors: Grandchildren, Linda Gentry, Diana Meredith, Robert Hoskins Jr., John L. Gray, Edward Gray, Cecil Gray and Vincent Gray; 10 great- grandchildren; and four great-great- grandchildren.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781
 

Lee T. Shaunfield
FORT WORTH -- Lee T. Shaunfield, 82, a retired accountant, died Tuesday in Arlington.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. today at East Meadows Baptist Church. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Lee Shaunfield was born July 19, 1914, in Reagan, Texas. He was a deacon for a number of years at East Meadows Baptist Church.

Survivors: Wife of 55 years, Madee A. "Dee" of Fort Worth; sons, Wallace N. and George W., both of Houston; daughter, DeeLee Burk of Austin; brother, Neal Shaunfield of San Antonio; sisters, Lillie Mae Shaunfield and Louella Harmon, both of Denver City, Texas, Francis Rohde of Fort Worth and Mary Wusterhausen of Sherman; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Dean Spencer
FORT WORTH -- Dean Spencer, 65, a retired customer service representative, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church. Visitation: All day today.

Dean Spencer was born Dec. 25, 1930, in Maries County, Mo. She was a resident of Fort Worth for 46 years. She was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church and worked for Southwestern Bell.

Memorials: American Diabetes Association.

Survivors: Husband, Louis Spencer Sr. of Fort Worth; sons, Daryl Spencer and Louis Spencer Jr. and wife, Kelli, all of Fort Worth; daughters, Terri McCutchan and husband, Calvin, of Terrell and Jennifer Stroud and husband, Sean, of Fort Worth; brothers, Buel P. Snodgrass of Rolla, Mo., James L. Snodgrass of Steelville, Mo., and Allen Snodgrass of Owensville, Mo.; sisters, Jewell Crutz of Ontario, Calif., Goldene Rodriquez of Wright City, Mo., and Faye Dautenhaun of Slidell, La.; and granddaughter, Sabrina McCutchan of Terrell.

Greenwood Funeral Home
1300 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

V.M. Stephens
EVERMAN -- V.M. "Bill" Stephens, 70, a retired supervisor at Martin Sprocket and Gear, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Everman, 501 W. Barron. Burial: Laurel land Memorial Park.

V.M. Stephens was born June 26, 1926, in Tulsa, Okla.

He loved his family and will be missed by many.

Survivors: Wife, Ona "Pete" Stephens of Everman; sons, Raymond and Cindy Stephens of Keller, Charles and Shirley Clark of Fort Worth and Gale and Crystal Clark of Burleson; daughters, Shirley and James Grogan of Everman and Donna and Ben Czarnik of Paradise; two brothers, seven sisters; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and his best friend, Jack.

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

Herman Stout
BOWIE -- Herman "Strawberry" Stout, 88, a retired construction worker, died Thursday in Bowie.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home in Bowie. Burial: Salona Cemetery in Salona.

Herman Stout was born Jan. 25, 1908, in Waldon, Ark.

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

Frances Townsend
FORT WORTH -- Frances Townsend, 71, a homemaker, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: Private.

Frances Townsend was born Nov. 30, 1924, in Houston. She was an area resident for 20 years.

Memorials: To Lynn Bisby, 324 E. Pipeline, Bedford, Texas 76021.

Survivors: Husband, David Townsend of Fort Worth; son, Lynden Stover of Fort Worth; daughter, Lynell Bisby of Fort Worth; brothers, Andrew Baker of Galveston, Johnny Baker of Oregon, Jimmy Baker and Pete Baker, both of Fort Worth, Fred Baker of Houston and Bill Baker of Fort Worth; sisters, Eunice Deluca of Weatherford, Evelyn Watson of Arlington and Mary Carrier of Houston; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

William A. Ward
FORT WORTH -- William Austin "Bill" Ward, 74, a retired estimator for an aircraft company, died Thursday at home.

Memorial service: A private family service will be held.

William Ward was born Jan. 28, 1922, in Garfield, Ark.

Our Dad's love and gentle nature has been shared with his wife, Judy, their children, Norman Ward, Cindy Waters, Donald Ward and Peggy Walker, their grandchildren, Austin Ward, Julie Waters, Kathy Waters and Hilaree Hawkins, his brother, Jim Ward with whom our Dad looked forward to talking with on Sunday mornings, and our Dad's many friends and relatives. We know our Dad will ask for our Lord's grace to be with us all the days of our lives in Jesus Christ's name.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Sylvia J. White
FORT WORTH -- Sylvia J. White, 70, a homemaker, died Thursday in Fort Worth after a long illness.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Sylvia J. White was born Feb 14. 1926, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Survivors: Husband, Arthur Wayne White of the Fort Worth area; son, Damon Lee White of the Fort Worth area; granddaughters, Jennifier White Altizer and Laura White of the Fort Worth area; and great-grandson, Conner Evan Altizer of the Fort Worth area.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

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

Funeral: 11 a.m. today 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. She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary VFW, a past Girl Scout leader and a member of Jaycee Janes. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Dale Wright, in 1963.

Survivors: Husband, Thurmond E. Wright of Granbury; daughters, Barbara Wright Ruble of Plano, Janet L. Barnes of Garland, Karen K. Wright of Houston and Tania E. Rivas of Dalhart; brothers, Ray Curtis of Houston, Wayne Curtis of Roseville, Calif., Roy Clingenpeel of Poway, Calif., and Ray Clingenpeel of Fresno, Calif.; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000

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