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Published Nov. 16, 1996

W.W. Anders 

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Monday in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

W.W. Anders was born May 27, 1921, in Texas. He was a retired Fort Worth police officer and also retired from the polygraph business that he owned in Dallas. He was a member of the Fort Worth Police Officers Association and Stockyard Lodge No. 1244.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, W.C. "Bubba" and Laurie Anders of Watauga; daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Mark Adair of North Richland Hills; brother, Luther Lee Allen of Houston; and grandchildren, Amy Hodgson, Jason Adair, Justin Anders and Ryan Anders.

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

Iva L. Binion
PRITCHETT -- Iva Lee Binion, 98, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth nursing home.

Funeral: Was Friday in Gilmer at Croley Funeral Home. Burial: Morris Cemetery.

Iva Lee Binion had lived in Upshur County all her life.

She was an avid gardner and was known for the vast array of flowers grown around her home.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Arthur Binion, in 1977; a grandson, Tim Sewell, in 1977; and a daughter-in-law, Francis Binion, in May 1996.

Survivors: Three children, Oleene Sewell of Fort Worth, Preston Binion of Weatherford and Linden Binion of Fort Worth; son-in-law, Jim Sewell, and a daughter-in-law, Nell Binion; eight grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren.

Croley Funeral Home
Gilmer,(903) 843-2555

James F. Brandon
FORT WORTH -- James Franklin Brandon, 61, a truck driver, died Tuesday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Greater Rising Star Baptist Church, 5400 Chariot Dr. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. at the church.

James Franklin Brandon was born Jan. 5, 1934, in Georgetown, Texas.

Survivors: Wife, Rose Brandon of Fort Worth; son, James Earl Brandon of Fort Worth; daughters, Katherine Kidd of Fort Worth and Lasander Green of Dallas; brothers, Marvin Brandon, Willie Brandon, Roger Brandon, Jessie Brandon and Alton Brandon, all of Austin; sisters, Jean Brandon and Rose Brandon, both of Austin; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Charles W. Buxton
WEATHERFORD -- Charles William "Bill" Buxton, 58, a recreational vehicle park owner and retired master electrician, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel. Burial: East Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Charles Buxton was born Jan. 22, 1938, in Kansas City, Mo.

He was a member of the Texas Association of Camp Ground Owners.

Survivors: Wife, Mary Buxton of Weatherford; son, William Howard Buxton of Weatherford; daughter, Kathlene Eagleton of Aledo; and father, Dr. Howard G. Buxton of Weatherford.

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

Larry M. Clark
FORT WORTH -- Larry Martin Clark, 53, a captain who retired from the Fort Worth Fire Department after 30 years, died Friday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 3 p.m. today at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Larry Clark was born July 29, 1943, in Denton.

Survivors, all of Fort Worth: Wife, Donna Clark; sons, Stacy Clark and wife, Linda, and Brett Clark and wife, Angie; grandchildren, Briana, Cara Leigh, Blake and Jack Clark and Tanner Newman; mother, Roberta Clark; brother, Wm. L. Clark; sister, Judy Crouch; and nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, and beloved cousins and their families.

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 a.m. today at St. Anns Catholic Church in Burleson. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Officiating: Rev. John Hennessey.

Margaret Dugan was born Feb. 17, 1933, in Tarrant County. 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

Nina Lyne Dunlap
ABILENE -- Nina Lyne Dunlap, 34, a Central Appraisal District employee and certified tax collector, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Elliott- Hamil Funeral Home in Abilene. Burial: Elmwood Memorial Park. Rev. Richard Petree will officiate.

Memorials: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Foundation, 1515 Holcolm St., Suite 135, Houston, Texas 77030; or Hospice of Abilene, P.O. Box 1922, Abilene, Texas 79604.

Survivors: Husband, Kelly Dunlap of Abilene; mother and stepfather, Patricia and Robert Smith of Houston; stepson, Keith Dunlap of Abilene; brother and his wife, Wes and Linda Addington of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brother-in-law, Mike O. Dunlap of Burleson; grandmother; three aunts; and one uncle.

Elliott-Hamil Funeral Homes
Abilene, (915) 677-4355

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

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Greater Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

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

Jewel L. Farris
HURST -- Jewel Lois Farris, 80, a homemaker, died Thursday at a Bossier City, La., hospital.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Lucas Funeral Home on North Sylvania. Burial: Everman Cemetery. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Jewel Farris was born Sept. 22, 1916, in Bell County. She was a member of Everman United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Joe Farris.

Survivors: Sons, Wilburn and Mel Farris, both of Fort Worth, Bobby Farris of Perrin and Don Farris of North Richland Hills; brothers, Walter Rumfield of Rogers and Shaelby Rumfield of Belton; sister-in-law, Ollie Mae Rumfield of Austin; 10 grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren.

Lucas Funeral Home
517 N. Sylvania Ave., 838-2336

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. today at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 2951 Evans Ave. Entombment: Laurel Land Mausoleum of Fort Worth.

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; nieces, Delores Gregg and 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

Thomas H. Glazner
JACKSBORO -- Thomas Herbert Glazner, 77, a retired water supply caretaker for the city of Denver, Colo., died Friday at home.

Funeral: Sunday at First Baptist Church in Jacksboro. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery in Jacksboro.

Thomas Glazner was born June 18, 1919, in Jack County.

Coker Funeral Home
Jacksboro, (817) 567-3778

James Harvick
GLEN ROSE -- James Harvick, 41, a carpenter, died Friday at home.

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

James Harvey was born Sept. 24, 1955, in Dallas. He married Neva Linch July 18, 1975.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Opal Pridemore, and a brother, William Harvick.

Survivors: Wife, Neva Harvick of Glen Rose; son, James Brian Harvick of Meridian; parents, Jeff and Rosa Harvick of Glen Rose; brothers, John Dooley of Glen Rose and George Harvick of San Bernardino, Calif.; sisters, Susie Christopher of Red Oak, Lou Thompson of Port Lavaca and Tommie Holliman of Granbury; and two grandchildren, Demarcus and Destiny.

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

Betty Henson
STEPHENVILLE -- Betty Henson, 64, a homemaker, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Lacy Funeral Home. Burial: Gardens of Memory.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Betty Henson was born Jan. 25, 1932, in Erath County.

Survivors: Son, Brad Zimmerman and daughter-in-law, Alice Zimmerman, both of Sweetwater; mother, Zella "Scotty" Yoakum of Stephenville; grandchildren, Kim Luna of Lubbock, Kristi Ramirez of Sweetwater, Brandon Zimmerman of Grand Prairie and Jimmy Zimmerman II and Kelsey Zimmerman, both of Sweetwater.

Lacy Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 968-2102

David L. Howard
DECATUR -- David Layne Howard, 27, a mechanic, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church in Decatur. Burial: Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.

David Howard was born Aug. 16, 1969, in Bridgeport. He married Amy Lynn Smith on June 19, 1996, in Las Vegas, Nev. He was a member of Bell Baptist Church in Decatur.

Survivors: Wife, Amy Lynn of Decatur; daughter, Skylar Ann Blake Howard of Decatur; mother, Brenda Gatlin of Pine Bluff, Ark.; father and stepmother, Gary and Susie Howard of Decatur; brother, Grady Walters Jr. of Arkansas; sisters, Marcy Dickerson and Lindy Howard, both of Decatur and Jaquetta Howard of Arkansas; and grandmother, Gladys Garman of Arkansas.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959

Dimple C. Hunsinger
De LEON -- Dimple Coats Hunsinger, 75, a homemaker, died Thursday in De Leon.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Nowlin Funeral Home. Burial: De Leon Cemetery.

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

Albert A. Ingram
FORT WORTH -- Albert Alfounso Ingram, 80, a security guard, died Thursday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Greater Mount Tabor Baptist Church, 2513 S. Edgewood Terrace. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Wake: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Rev's Funeral Parlor.

Albert Ingram was born Sept. 28, 1916, in Marshall, Texas.

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

Minnie S. Meinstein
FORT WORTH -- Minnie Schikman Meinstein, 86, a retired real estate agent, died Thursday at a local retirement center.

Funeral: Noon Sunday at Kornbleet Chapel in Ahavath Sholom Cemetery. Burial: Ahavath Sholom Cemetery.

Minnie Meinstein, a native of Savron, Russia, was preceded in death by her husband, Abe Meinstein, in 1959. She was a former resident of Houston, Dallas and Waco. She and her family moved to Fort Worth in 1955. In Houston, Mrs. Meinstein and her late husband were among the original founders of the Houston Jewish Home for the Aged. In Fort Worth, she was associated with Helen Painter & Co. Realtors until her retirement. A member of Congregation Ahavath Sholom, Mrs. Meinstein was also a member of the Haddassah and B'nai Brith.

Survivors: Sons, Edward Meinstein and his wife, Leanna, of Seattle, Wash., Dr. Charles Meinstein and his wife, Janet, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Marvin Meinstein; daughter, Rachelle Meinstein Mills of Houston; daughter-in-law, Sandy Meinstein of Waco; grandchildren, William, Jacob, Sarah, Ahuva, Adam, Mark, David, Amy and Larry Meinstein and Keri Mills; six great- grandchildren; brother, Edel Schikman and his wife, Freida, of Baytown; and several nieces and nephews.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233

Marcille W. Norris
FORT WORTH -- Marcille Watson Norris, 65, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Monday at Central Baptist Church in Mansfield.

Marcille Watson Norris was born Feb. 11, 1931, in Dallas. She was a graduate of Mansfield High School and UTA. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Richard Smyth and Tommy Watson, both of Mansfield.

Survivors: Daughters, Gay Smith of Granbury and Diane Catanzars of Fort Worth; brother, O.L. Watson of Mansfield; sisters-in-law, Betty Smyth and Beth Watson, both of Mansfield; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555

Jean H. Pratt
CISCO -- Jean Herpeche Pratt, 59, an LVN, died Thursday in Eastland.

Funeral: 4 p.m. today at McMillan- Satterwhite Funeral Home. Burial: Pioneer Cemetery.

Jean Pratt was born Feb. 18, 1937, in Houston.

McMillan-Satterwhite Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-3773

William L. Robertson
FORT WORTH -- William Loyd Robertson, 85, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Red Springs Baptist Church. Burial: Henson Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Delma Hailey Robertson; a daughter, Katherine Williams; brothers, Henry and Alvin; and a sister, Mary.

Survivors: Wife, Betty; daughters, Pat Caston of Red Oak and Ann Lowe of Arlington; sons, Dub of Fort Worth and Jack of Dallas; sisters, Eudora Robertson, Gussie Robertson and Ruth Joyce of Duncanville; brother, Morris of Vera; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great- grandchildren.

Seymour Memorial Funeral Home
Seymour, (817) 888-3124

Betty N. Roark
FORT WORTH -- Betty Newton Roark, 86, a retired Alcon Laboratories' executive secretary, died Friday at home.

Memorial service: 4 p.m. Monday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole. Burial: Private in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Betty Roark was born Aug. 13, 1910, in Oklahoma.

As executive secretary to W.C. Connor, co-founder of Alcon Laboratories, Betty Newton was described by him: "She knew more about the business and about me than I did." Because of her initiative, ingenuity and enterprise, she shared the enthusiasm for the potential of its growth with the founders, W.C. Connor, R.C. Alexander and H.C. Johnson.

On the occasion of her induction into Alcon's Hall of Fame, it was said, "She of all people should be included in the Hall of Fame. . . her dedication to Alcon was the way of life for her, truly a labor of love. . . ."

She was a member of First United Methodist Church and Executive Secretaries, Inc.

She was the widow of Robert J. Newton Jr.

Survivors: Husband, R.E. "Swede" Roark, whom she married Sept. 9, 1972; son, Robert J. Newton of Houston; stepson, R.L. Roark of Wichita Falls; step- grandchildren, Robyn Kelly, Scott Roark, Jason Roark and Nick Roark; and niece, Betty Burkholder of Winchester, Va.

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

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

Funeral: 9:30 a.m. today at Biggers Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

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; brother and sister-in-law, Louis K. and Mary Lucille 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

Evell Ryan
BURLESON -- Evell Ryan, 69, a homemaker, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 3 p.m. today at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Burleson. Burial: Burleson Memorial Park.

Evell Ryan was born Nov. 18, 1926, in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Survivors: Sons, Jerry Perry of Fort Worth, Paul Ryan Jr. of Buford, Ga., Mike Ryan of McMinnville, Ore., and David Ryan and Casey Ryan, both of Burleson; daughters, Polly Hudson of Fort Worth and Elaine Westerman of Alvarado; brother, Dave Perry of Wiggins, Miss.; sister, Fannie Rose of Petal, Miss.; 14 grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; and life-long friend, Fannie Gray of Jackson, Miss.

Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson
Burleson, 295-5211

Oleta Shisley
FORT WORTH -- Oleta Shisley, a homemaker, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: Happy Hill Farm, HC 51, Box 56, Granbury, Texas 76048.

She was a member of McKinney Memorial Bible Church of Fort Worth and an active member of the Metropolitan Republican Womens Club.

Oleta Shisley was preceded in death by her husband, Donald K. Shisley.

Survivors: Brother, John B. Shaw, Jr. of Fort Worth; nephew, John Montgomery Shaw of Fort Worth; and nieces and nephew, Margaret Lawrence Parham of Hope, Ark., Myrna Ann Lawrence Turner of Murfreesboro, Ark., J. R. Lawrence Jr. of Sheridan, Ark., and Frances Lawrence Hern of Camden, Ark.

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

Virgil Steger
FORT WORTH -- Virgil Steger, 75, a retired printer, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Burial: today in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Virgil Steger was born in Owenton, Ky. He lived in Fort Worth for 25 years. He retired from Pointers International.

Survivors: Three brothers and four sisters.

Greenwood Funeral Home
1300 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

May B. Stepken
STEPHENVILLE -- May B. Stepken, 74, a homemaker, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Lacy Funeral Home. Burial: 1 p.m. Monday in Rose Lawn Cemetery in Denton.

May Stepken was born May 23, 1922, in Stroud, Okla.

She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors: Two sons, Mike Stepken of Stephenville and Terry Stepken of Salem, Ore.; brother, Paul Turner of Pampa; two sisters, Patsy June Perkins of El Dorado, Kan., and Cecile Norton of Superior, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Lacy Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 968-2102

Bobby G. Underwood
GORMAN -- Bobby Gail Underwood, 47, a ranch foreman at Birdsong Peanut Co., died Thursday at an Abilene medical facility.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Higginbotham Funeral Home. Burial: Murray Cemetery near Carbon.

Bobby Underwood was born March 10, 1949, in Gorman.

Higginbotham Funeral Home
Gorman, (817) 734-2272

Agnes Wariner
IRVING -- Agnes Wariner, 71, a homemaker, died Thursday at an Irving care center.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville.

Agnes Wariner was born March 25, 1925, in Brasher, Texas.

Geo. J. Carroll & Son
Gainesville, (817) 665-3455

Richard J. Wheeler
ARLINGTON -- Richard J. Wheeler, 68, a purchasing agent for Graybar Electric, died Thursday in Arlington.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. today at University Baptist Church in Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Richard Wheeler was born May 16, 1928, in Franklin County, N.Y. He served in the military during the Korean War.

Survivors: Wife, Joyce Wheeler of Arlington; sons, Richard Wheeler Jr. of Bee Cave, Bruce Wheeler of Arlington and Bryan Wheeler of Austin; daughter, Joy Wheeler of Kingwood; brother, Oscar L. Wheeler of Burbank, Calif.; sisters, Dorothy Millett of New York City and Jean Wheeler of Seattle, Wash.; and seven grandsons.

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

Juanita B. Wilhite
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Juanita Bernice Wilhite, 77, a homemaker, died Thursday in Grand Prairie.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Monday at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: Open.

Juanita Wilhite was born Dec. 18, 1918, in Decatur.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Wilhite; son, James Franklin Wilhite; mother, Eliza Stroud; and sister, Mozelle Cloer.

Survivors: Sons, Billy Wilhite and Donald Wilhite, both of Arlington, and Larry Wilhite and Steven Wilhite, both of Grand Prairie; daughter, Veleta Dalley of Washington; 18 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

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

Paula Wilshusen
ARLINGTON -- Paula Wilshusen, 95, a retired librarian, died Thursday in Arlington.

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

Paula Wilshusen was born March 20, 1901, in Galveston.

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

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