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A.C. Braddock 

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Cleburne. Burial: Greenacres Memorial Park.

A.C. Braddock was born Jan. 24, 1908, in Delta County.

Survivors: Wife, Lena Braddock of Joshua; sons, Charles "C.A." Braddock and Curtis Braddock, both of Cleburne, Bobby Wayne Braddock of Joshua and David Lynn Braddock of Mauriceville; brothers, Thomas Braddock of Mesquite and Donald Ray Braddock of Dallas; one sister of New York; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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

James A. Butler
FORT WORTH -- James Arthur Butler, 61, a Tandy Leather Crafts Corp. employee who retired in the early 1980s, died Tuesday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Morningside United Methodist Church, 2860 Evans Ave. on the south side. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

James Arthur Butler was born Jan. 1, 1935, in Clarksville.

Survivors: Brothers, Minister Joe L. Butler Sr. of Fort Worth and Pearlee Colbert of Dallas; sisters, Edith Hughs and Loretta White, both of Fort Worth; brother-in-law, Willie Hughs; sisters-in-law, Beverly M. Butler and Jewell Colbert; four nephews; six nieces; 13 great- nieces; and eight great-nephews.

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

Elouise D. Campbell
FORT WORTH -- Elouise D. Campbell, 77, a homemaker, died Wednesday at home.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Saturday in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Elouise D. Campbell was born Sept. 27, 1919, in Weatherford and graduated from Paschal High School. She worked at General Dynamics in the 1950s and at Tandy Corp.

Mrs. Campbell was a member of John Knox Presbyterian Church for two years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Campbell, who was retired from the Air Force and the Fort Worth Gas Co.

She was very loving and humorous and will be greatly missed.

Survivors, all of Fort Worth: Niece, Janice Jones; nephew, Jodie Robnett; great-nieces, Dana, Donna, Natalie and Chelse; great-great-nephews, Shane, Stephen and Ryan, all of Fort Worth; and her best friend, Lucille Garth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Judith Carter
COLLEYVILLE -- Judith Carter, 52, an administrative assistant, died Wednesday in Bedford.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at North Richland Hills Baptist Church, 4001 Vance Road, North Richland Hills. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery in Ardmore, Okla.

Memorials: Judith Carter Memorial Fund at National Transplant Assistance Funds, Box 258, Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010.

Judith Carter was born Dec. 14, 1943, in Sulphur, Okla. She was a member of North Richland Hills Baptist Church.

Judy worked as an administrative assistant for NCH Corp. for 13 years. She most recently worked as an administrative assistant at the Western Company of North America.

She was preceded in death by her parents, M.S. and Lois Ravan.

Survivors: Daughters, Jana Ryan and her husband, David, of South Bound Brook, N.J., and Cari Carter and Jill Carter, both of Colleyville; and sister, Sue Cowan and her husband, John, of Ardmore.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Joyce Champagne
WHITNEY -- Joyce Champagne, 62, a waitress, died Thursday at home.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Sunday at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors in Whitney.

Joyce Champagne was born July 21, 1934, in Lamb County.

Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors
Whitney, (817) 694-2206
 

Jack N. Collins
FORT WORTH -- Jack Neil Collins, 67, a welder and driver in highway construction, died Tuesday at home.

Memorial service: Private. Burial: Private.

Jack Collins was born Dec. 6, 1928, in Bellcraft, Ky. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and attended the Baptist church.

Survivors: Wife, Betty Collins; sons, Alan Lee Collins and Robert Neil Collins; daughters, Cheryl Brewer, Pamela Hill and Beverly Putchinski; sister, Launa Ashcraft; 13 grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; special friend, Renee Regnold; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Cecil E. Davis
KEENE -- Cecil E. Davis, 86, a retired Southern Adventist University professor, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Saturday at Keene Seventh-day Adventist Youth Chapel. Burial: Collegedale Memorial Park in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Cecil E. Davis was born May 4, 1910, in Waltz, Mich.

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

Darrell L. Dingmore
GREENVILLE -- Darrell Lindsey Dingmore, 75, a retired engineer, died Wednesday in McKinney.

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

Darrell Dingmore was born Nov. 19, 1921, in Houston. He was a resident of Fort Worth for over 40 years. He worked as an engineer for the Department of Defense for 26 years. He was a member and deacon at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Greenville. He served in the Army Air Corps, was a veteran of World War II and received numerous awards and citations, including the Croix de Guerre with Palme.

Survivors: Wife, Maxine Dingmore of Greenville; sons, Darrell L. Dingmore Jr. of Austin and Jerrell L. Dingmore of Wichita Falls; daughter, Lori D. Britt of Greenville; brother, Norman Dingmore of Kemberling City, Mo.; and grandchildren, Robert Britt, Alex Britt, Wilson Dingmore, Laura Lindsey Dingmore and Lindy Dingmore.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Herbert A. Dittfurth
SAGINAW -- Herbert A. Dittfurth, 79, a retired heavy equipment operator for B&J Excavating Co., died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Saginaw Park Baptist Church. Burial: Saginaw Cemetery.

Memorials: Cook Children's Medical Center or the Alzheimers Association.

Herbert A. Dittfurth was born Aug. 31, 1917, in Runge.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Saginaw and a former member of Saginaw Park Baptist Church, where he was general secretary of Sunday School for 15 years. He was a member of the Saginaw Lions Club, a member of the Operating Engineers Union, an Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a recipient of two Purple Hearts, the Good Conduct Medal and American Campaign Medal. He served in the invasion of Normandy and was active in Boy Scouts organizations.

He was preceded in death by one granddaughter.

Survivors: Wife, Betty Seabourn Dittfurth of Saginaw; two sons, Douglas Dittfurth of San Antonio and Daniel Dittfurth of Saginaw; two daughters, Dahli Dittfurth Covington of Blue Mound and Doriana Dean of Keller; two brothers, Raymond Dittfurt of Haltom City and Dick Dittfurth of Muenster; five sisters, Rose Rider of Brady, Nora Muller of Runge, Anna Mae Dittfurth of Fort Worth, Virginia Lloyd of Sherman and Billie Jean Greenwade of Meridian; and seven grandchildren.

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

Pearl Driver
WEATHERFORD -- Pearl Driver, 92, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Weatherford hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel. Burial: Curtis Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: Heart Association or Hilltop Baptist Church.

Pearl Driver was born Oct. 7, 1904, in Weatherford.

Survivors: Sons, Bill Driver of Tyler, Bobby Driver of Weatherford and Henry Driver of Kaufman; daughters, Dorothy Swearingin of Weatherford and Virginia Tarver of Rocklin, Calif.; daughter-in- law, Elizabeth Driver of Weatherford; brother, Tom Pharo of Weatherford; sister, Mary Louise Hearne of Weatherford; 20 grandchildren; and 29 great- grandchildren.

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

Corrie V. Easter
FORT WORTH -- Corrie V. Easter, 90, a retired grocery store clerk, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth nursing home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Antioch Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 1 to 9 today at the funeral home.

Corrie V. Easter was born April 7, 1906, in Waskom, the daughter of the late Albert and Eliza J. Myers Hawkins. She attended public schools in Waskom. She married James H. Easter who preceded her in death in May of 1979. She was a longtime member of Antioch Baptist Church and had been a Sunday school teacher and member of the Women's Missionary Union.

Survivors: Stepmother, Mrs. Australia Hawkins of Fort Worth; brother, James Hawkins; sisters, L.M. Woodard and Roberta Morgan, both of Fort Worth; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

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

Mildred Farris
CLEBURNE -- Mildred Farris, 79, a homemaker, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Cleburne Seventh-day Adventist Church, 111 Meadowview Dr., in Cleburne. Burial: Georges Creek Cemetery in Somervell County.

Mildred Farris was born July 16, 1917.

Survivors: Husband, James R. Farris of Cleburne; daughters, Carra Sue Eubanks McInvale of League City, Cheryl DeCriscio of Fort Worth and Lisa Farris Coursey of Bremerton, Wash.; sisters, Jean McGan of Beaumont, Mary Moore of Tulsa, Okla., Dorothy Packard of Moscow, Tenn., and Geneva Erwin of Boliver; six grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

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

Debra J. Fini
FORT WORTH -- Debra Jean Fini, 38, an assembler at A SI Inc., died Tuesday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Christ Our King Catholic Church in Warren, Ohio. Burial: Ravenna Cemetery in Ravenna, Ohio.

Debra Jean Fini was born Oct. 8, 1958, in Warren.

Survivors: Husband, Robert William Fini of Fort Worth; sons, Robert John Fini and Edward Dean Fini; parents, Ralph and Pat Dean of Lordstown, Ohio; sisters, Sheri Hall of Oklahoma and Lori of Columbus, Ohio; and nephews and nieces.

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

Jean E.C. Floyd
ARLINGTON -- Jean Elizabeth Craig Floyd, 76, a retired teacher, died Wednesday in Arlington.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church in Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Memorials: American Heart Association or First Presbyterian Church in Arlington.

Jean Elizabeth Craig Floyd was born March 8, 1920, in Osage, Iowa. She was a graduate of North Texas Teachers College and taught in Arlington for 20 years. She was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church and a member of Arlington Women's Club and the Alpha Delta Pi sorority.

Survivors: Husband of 56 years, Robert William Floyd of Arlington; son, William Robert "Bill" Floyd of Lufkin; daughters, Margaret Floyd Workman and husband, Rusty, of Athens and Elizabeth Floyd Snider of Arlington; brothers, Robert Craig and wife, Vivian, of Kansas City, Kan., and Gordon Craig and wife, Marilyn, of Midland; sister-in- law, Roberta Floyd of Irving; grandchildren, Christopher Mayfield Workman and wife, Michelle, of Kansas City, Mo., Allison Elizabeth Workman of Lubbock, Joshua Robert and Kellie Jean Floyd, both of Rusk; and seven nieces and nephews.

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

Ruby H. Griggs
SAGINAW -- Ruby H. Griggs, 71, a personnel manager, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral Home.

Memorials: Fountain of Life Church, 6800 Denton Highway, Fort Worth, Texas 76148.

Ruby H. Griggs was born May 2, 1925, in Nemo.

Survivors: Husband, Charles A. Griggs of Saginaw; daughters, Janie Petticord of Winston-Salem, N.C., Judy King of Fort Worth, Gail Crites of Weatherford and Phyllis Hoschar of Fort Worth; brothers, J.L. Homan of Abilene and Willard Homan of Mansfield; sisters, Marie Gunter of Fort Worth, Cora Williamson of Houston, Ruth Padgett of Arlington, Earlene Blackwood of Bedford and Faye Anderson of Whitney; six grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

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

Julia M. Hargett
MINERAL WELLS -- Julia Minerva Hargett, 104, a homemaker, died Wednesday at a Mineral Wells nursing facility.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at South Side Church of Christ in Mineral Wells. Burial: Willow Pond Cemetery in Palo Pinto County.

Julia Hargett was born Aug. 8, 1892, reportedly the first baby born in Mineral Wells. Her grandfather, Judge James Alvis Lynch, founded the city of Mineral Wells.

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

Wesley Haynes
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Wesley Haynes, 37, a construction carpenter, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. today at Springtown Cemetery in Springtown.

Wesley Haynes was born April 22, 1959, in Fort Worth.

White's Funeral Home
Springtown, (817) 220-7111
Lola B. Hill
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Lola B. White Hill, 85, a homemaker, died Monday at an Oklahoma City nursing center.

Graveside service: 10:30 a.m. today in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Lola Hill was born June 7, 1911, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Daughters, Dorothy L. Crosby of Oklahoma City and Betty Batey of Las Cruces, N.M.; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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

Ruby N. Hitzfeld
LAKE WORTH -- Ruby N. Hitzfeld, 73, a retired executive secretary, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

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

Ruby N. Hitzfeld was born July 15, 1923, in Natchez, Miss., to the late J.B. Boling and wife, Emma Boling. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Q.B. Davis Jr., and her second husband, Philip A. Hitzfeld, as well as a brother, Bobby Ray Boling. She was associated with Marshall R. Young Oil Co. for more than 31 years. She was employed as executive secretary to the founder, Marshall R. Young, and subsequently, to the president, Kelly Young. Ruby retired in 1988 but continued her loyalty to the Young family as a receptionist after her retirement.

She was proud of her association with the Fort Worth Petroleum Club, the Desk and Derricks, the Skipperettes of the Lake Worth Boat and Ski Club, Overton Bank Bluebonnets and Order of Eastern Star No. 1109.

Survivors: Son, C. Michael and Patricia Davis of Houston; mother, Emma Boling of Pelahatchie, Miss.; grandchildren, Kerri Lee Davis and Michael Ryan Davis; special friend, Moe Parsley; uncles, Jack Duncan and S.O. Duncan, both of Pelahatchie, Miss; other relatives, Kay Boling and sons, Kirk, Shane and Chuck, and other members of the Duncan family; all her beloved friends at the Lake Worth Boat Club and Marshall R. Young Oil whom she loved as her family.

The family would like to thank her doctors, Albert McDowell, Robina Kahn and Paul Senter, and the entire staff of All Saints Hospital.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Jack W. Holmes
LILLIAN -- Jack Wendell Holmes, 76, a retired civil service fireman, died Thursday in Arlington.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Moore Funeral Home. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Sunday in Jewett Cemetery in Jewett, Texas. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Jack Wendell Holmes was born Feb. 16, 1920, in Jewett and was a former longtime resident of Grand Prairie. He was a World War II veteran and served in the Navy and Air Force.

Mr. Holmes was a Mason for over 50 years and was in the Scottish Rite in Dallas. He was a Christian man.

Survivors: Wife of 54 years, Annie E. Holmes; son, Jerry D. Holmes of Lillian; daughter-in-law, Cathy L. Holmes; sisters, Estelle Robinson of Jewett, Ruth Holmes of Seagoville and May Brotherton and Ouida Holmes, both of Dallas; and many relatives, nephews, nieces and friends.

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

D. Allison Holt
ARLINGTON -- D. Allison Holt, 82, a retired minister, died Thursday in Arlington.

Funeral: 4 p.m. today at Arlington Funeral Home. Burial: Estates of Serenity Cemetery in Marion, Ind.

D. Allison Holt was born Feb. 21, 1914, in Spiceland, Ind. He had been a resident of Arlington for six years and was a former resident of St. Louis, Mo. He was ordained into the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He served in several churches in Texas and Illinois. In 1962, Mr. Holt was the first executive director of the Dallas Area Association of Christian Churches. He was called to the Christian Board of Publication in 1969 and also served with the National Benevolent Association. He was a graduate of TCU and Brite Divinity School

Memorials: Charity of choice.

Survivors: Daughters, Martha Anderson of Downers Grove, Ill., and Jane Diehl of Arlington; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Vera V. Hutchison
HUGO, Okla. -- Vera V. Hutchison, 75, a homemaker, died Thursday at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Grant Cemetery in Grant, Okla. John Roach will officiate.

Vera Hutchison was born Feb. 3, 1921, in Grant, Okla., to Jesse B. and Edith Manes Gooding. She had moved to the Hugo area in July 1995 from Fort Worth. She was preceded in death by her husband.

Survivors: Four brothers, Dean Gooding of Grant, Okla., Fred Gooding of Paris, Texas, Hal Gooding of Hugo, Okla., and Walter Lee Gooding of Hugo, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Lampton-Mills & Coffey
Hugo, Okla., (405) 326-6464
 

Nina B.H. Jackson
BEDFORD -- Nina Belle Honea Jackson, 70, a retired nursing home administrator, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Wilkirson-Hatch Funeral Home in Waco. Burial: China Spring Cemetery. Chaplain Curtis Holland will officiate. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers: Thomas L. Sawyer Jr., Thomas L. Sawyer III, Maurice Ramon, Steven McAdams, Earl McAdams and Clinton W. Lewis.

Nina Jackson was born Feb. 13, 1926, in Waco. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a Baptist. Mrs. Jackson was a Girl Scout leader for many years. Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by her parents, Albert C. and Ethel M. Honea of China Spring.

Survivors: Four daughters and sons- in-law, Linda C. Jackson of Boyds, Md., Maura G. Jackson of Tempe, Ariz., Erin M. and Thomas L. Sawyer Jr. of Weatherford, Marissa J. and Kevin C. Craig of San Clemente, Calif.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Billie L. and W.M. "Dub" Lewis of China Spring and Betsy A. and James J. King of Hammond. La.; five grandchildren, Ben T. and Robin Harbour Jr. of Gold Hill, Ore., Jacquelin J. Sheiner of Tempe, Ariz., Thomas L. Sawyer III of Lipan, Christi L. Sawyer of Weatherford, Amy E. Sawyer of Weatherford; one great-grandson, Bowie Michael Harbour of Gold Hill, Ore; 10 nieces and nephews, numerous great nieces and nephews and great-great- nieces and nephews; and a host of friends all over the United States.

Wilkirson-Hatch Funeral Home
Waco, (817) 753-3691
 

Harold E. Johnson
JACKSBORO -- Harold E. Johnson, 75, a retired employee of Western Company of North America, died Wednesday in Jacksboro.

Memorial service: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Jacksboro.

Harold Johnson was born May 15, 1921, in Covington, Ky.

Memorials: First Baptist Church Music Fund in Jacksboro.

Coker Funeral Home
Jacksboro, (817) 567-3778
 

W.D. Jones
FORT WORTH -- W.D. "Dub" Jones, 80, a retired water well driller, died Nov. 14 at a local nursing home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Dreamland Cemetery near Canyon.

W.D. Jones was born May 31, 1916, in Goodnight, Texas.

Survivors: Son, Ronald J. Jones of Ventura, Calif.; daughter, Sarah Catherine Scheel of Fort Worth; brother, Dick Jones of Dallas; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Sam Ye Kim
FORT WORTH -- Sam Ye Kim, 78, a homemaker, died Thursday at home.

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. Celebrant: Rev. Byoung Joe Chung. Burial: Calvary Hill Cemetery in Dallas. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home.

Sam Ye Kim was born Aug. 22, 1918, in Korea. She was a member of the Korean Congregation at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. She was a citizen of Korea.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tong In Kim, and her son, Young Hun Kim.

Survivors: Sons, Kwang Hun Kim and his wife, Jon Hye, and Si Hun Kim, both of Fort Worth; daughters, Jung Hun Kim and her husband, Pill Hun, of Seoul, Korea, and Julie Hun Kim and her husband, Ku Won Oh, Anna Hun Chavis and her husband, Ron, and Theresa Hun Kim and her husband, Man C., all of Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.

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

H.M. Martin
AZLE -- H.M. Martin, 93, a service station owner, died Wednesday at a nursing home.

Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

H.M. Martin was born July 22, 1903, in Weatherford. He was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Edna Martin, in 1993, and a son, Robert Martin, in 1993.

Survivors: Sons, Jim Martin of Azle and Jerry Martin of Fort Worth; daughter, Verna Spigler of Azle; sisters, Ruby Norton and Opal Lynch, both of Vernon; nine grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild.

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

Maurine McCarty
CLEBURNE -- Maurine McCarty, a Cleburne school teacher who retired after 47 years of service, died Monday at a Fort Worth nursing center.

Funeral: 2 p.m . Saturday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Heath Cemetery in Hill County. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: Institute for Cancer Research.

Maurine McCarty was born in Cleburne.

Survivors: Sister, Mary Doris McKinney of La Jolla, Calif.; nephew, Howard E. McKinney of Colfax, Calif.; and niece, Barbara Ann Swift of Hatchville, Md.

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

Otto D. McClenny
GRANBURY -- Otto DeWitt McClenny, 69, a retired Bell Helicopter machinist, died Tuesday in Granbury.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. Graveside service: 3 p.m. in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight.

Otto McClenny was born Sept. 6, 1927, in Tyler.

He was a member of the Church of Christ and a former Fort Worth resident who had lived in Granbury since 1987.

Survivors: Wife, Muriel McClenny of Granbury; sons, Roman McClenny of Granbury, Larry McClenny of Fort Worth and Ronnie McClenny of Dublin; daughters, Sherry Hansard of Dublin, Carolyn Hewitt of Fort Worth and Starla McClenny of Granbury; brothers, Tommy McClenny of Fort Worth, J.D. McClenny of Tyler, Clarence McClenny of Fort Worth and Carl McClenny of Houston; sisters, Bonnie Fritz and Jewel Bishop, both of Fort Worth, Helen Graves of DeSoto, Doris Yeaman of Benbrook and Dottie McClenny of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

James A. McDaniel
WATAUGA -- James Arden McDaniel, 67, a retired engineer, died Wednesday in North Richland Hills.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight.

Memorials: charity of choice, in lieu of flowers.

James Arden McDaniel was born April 25, 1929, in Chickasha, Okla. He retired from Vought Corp. in 1995.

Mr. McDaniel was a member of St. Michael Episcopal Church. He served in the Air Force as a sergeant and was stationed in Germany.

Survivors: Wife, Elisabeth McDaniel of North Richland Hills; daughters, Laura and her husband, Guy Plemons, and Denise McDaniel, all of North Richland Hills; brother, Eugene and his wife, Linda McDaniel, of Dallas; sister, LaVerne McDaniel of Austin; grandchild, Larry Don Plemons of North Richland Hills; great- grandchild, Renee Plemons of North Richland Hills; one aunt; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Jacob Moblin
ARLINGTON -- Jacob Moblin, a newborn, died Tuesday at an Arlington hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Jacob Moblin was born Nov. 19, 1996, in Arlington.

Survivors: Father, J.B. Moblin Jr.; mother, Cynthia Payne; brother, J.B. Moblin III of Fort Worth; and sister, Markeshia Williams of Fort Worth.

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

Hubert A. Moss
ARLINGTON -- Hubert A. Moss, 100, a carpenter contractor, died Tuesday in Arlington.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Arlington Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Please, no flowers. Memorials can be made to Community Hospice of Texas, 1000 Summit Ave., Fort Worth, Texas, 76102.

Hubert A. Moss was born July 21, 1896, in Jackson County, Tenn. He had been an Arlington resident since 1986 and was a former resident of Akron, Ohio. He was a member of Northwest Church of Christ in Arlington and a life member of Carpenter Union No. 639 in Akron, Ohio.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Hubert and Emily Moss of Arlington; daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and John Standridge of Roswell, N.M.; sister, Opal Gammon of Arlington; grandsons and wives, Eric and Lisa Moss and Kevin and Liz Moss; granddaughter, Lynn Archer; and great-grandchildren, Shandy, Alita, Brandy, Kevin Jr. and Andrew.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Rayburn Moyers
BEDFORD -- Rayburn "Ray" Moyers, 60, a consultant to retail and travel industries, died Thursday at home after a six-month battle with brain cancer.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: Bread Basket Ministries, P.O. Box 224, 2809 Mansfield Highway, Fort Worth, Texas 76101.

Ray was born Sept. 2, 1936, in Decatur.

He graduated from Diamond Hill High School and attended Texas Christian University and Tulane University. He worked for Tandy Corporation 16 years before going into business for himself.

His loving family and friends, dedicated to his care during his illness, were at his side when he passed from this world. He was helped in the transition by the caring professionals at Pacesetter Hospice.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Prophet "Jim" and Ruby Noel Moyers, and two brothers, Willard Prophet and James Pal Moyers.

Pallbearers: His nephews, Charles Moyers, Will Moyers, Mark Moyers, James Earl Moyers, Mike Corley and Shannon Kirkpatrick. The funeral is being directed by his nephew, Rick Hawkins.

Survivors: Wife of 41 years, Vonnie Corley Moyers; mother-in-law, Annie Corley; daughters, Brandon Cantrell and husband, Michael, of Grapevine and Kelli Moyers of Kansas City; grandchildren, Matthew, Lindzie and Jesse Cantrell; brothers, Wayne Moyers and wife, Frances, of Granbury; Eldon Moyers and wife, Lou, of Bridgeport; sisters, Bonnie Mott and Helen Shilling and husband, Harold, of Fort Worth, Noma Pipes and husband, Bert, of Decatur; brother- in-law, J.T. Corley and wife, Judy; and sister-in-law, Donna Kirkpatrick and husband, B.J.; many nieces and nephews, and brothers and sisters in Christ from Hurst Baptist Church.

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

Bonnie I. Parnell
WEATHERFORD -- Bonnie I. Parnell, 55, a homemaker, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Bonnie I. Parnell was born Oct. 5, 1941, in Sherman.

Survivors: Husband, Melvin Parnell of Weatherford; sons, Stephen W. Tyrone of Weatherford and Samuel Tyrone of Crowley; daughter, Austie Tyrone Miller of Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

Marjorie G. Payne
FORT WORTH -- Marjorie Girard Raines Payne, 81, a retired secretary for First Christian Church of Fort Worth, died Thursday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Robertson Mueller Harper. Officiating: Dr. Michael Dean, Dr. James E. Coggin and Rev. James P. Cobb. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 5:30 to 7:30 tonight at the funeral home.

Marjorie Payne, a native and life resident of Fort Worth, was preceded in death by her husbands, Frank Raines, who died in 1970, and Samuel Lard Payne, who died in 1994. She was a member of Travis Avenue Baptist Church and the Hope Sunday school class in the Adult 5 Department.

Memorials: Travis Avenue Baptist Church, First Christian Church of Fort Worth or a charity of choice.

Survivors: Daughter, Sharon Raines Plankey of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Wm. Van "Trey" Plankey III and Megan Victoria Ferguson and her husband, Richard, all of Fort Worth; great- grandchild, Samuel Reid Ferguson; brothers, Henry Girard and his wife, Bobbie, and Raymond Girard and his wife, Doris; sister, Betty Girard Clayton and her husband, Johnny; and several nieces and nephews.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233
 

Nelson B. Pulliam
LAGOS, Nigeria -- Nelson Bates Pulliam, 53, a retired Naval Reserve Supply Corps captain and founder and director of operations for Amber Resources, an oil field equipment company, died Nov. 9 in Lagos in an aircraft accident.

Memorial Mass: 1 p.m. Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Joseph Pemberton. Naval military honors will conclude the memorial service.

Memorials: Loyola Jesuit College, Abudja, Nigeria, in care of the Bates Pulliam Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund, 2465 Ridgmar Plaza, Fort Worth 76116.

Bates Pulliam was born March 27, 1943, in Fort Worth, and was a graduate of Paschal High School. He attended Tulane University, where he was president of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and graduated from Texas Christian University in 1971, the National War College in Washington, D.C., and the Naval War College in Newport, R.I. He was commissioned an ensign in the Supply Corps, U.S. Navy, in 1965. His stations of duty included the Navy Supply Corps School, the USS Basilone (DD-824) and assistant supply officer at Naval Air Station, Dallas.

He was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal. Particularly significant in his career was his service as chief of the Supply Corps of the Supply Corps 2010 study and his being recalled during Operation Desert Storm to provide logistic support to U.S. operational commanders.

Capt. Pulliam retired from the Naval Reserve on June 1, 1995, after 30 years' combined naval service. Of him it was said by Rear Admiral McKinnon, "Capt. Pulliam is an officer of uncommon ability, judgment and dedication whose opinion and advice I value greatly and have come to rely upon." "Capt. Pulliam is a rare and treasured asset. . . "

In addition to Lagos, Nigeria, he maintained residences in Midland; Alexandria, Va.; and Fort Worth.

Survivors: Wife, Ellen Renaud Pulliam; sons, Navy Lt. Mark R. Pulliam of Alexandria, Va., Matthew B. Pulliam of Austin and Christopher B. Pulliam of Roswell, N.M.; parents, Doren and Nona Nelson Pulliam of Fort Worth; brother, Barry Pulliam of Fort Worth; sisters, Donna Barnard of Fort Worth and Dianne Huffman of Austin; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

Bernice C. Riese
HURST -- Bernice C. "Bunny" Riese, 68, a loving wife and mother of five, died Tuesday in Bedford.

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. today at St. Michael Catholic Community in Bedford, where Mrs. Riese was a longtime parishioner. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.

Memorials: St. Michael Catholic Community or American Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers.

Bunny was born June 29, 1928, in Bronxville, N.Y. She committed her life to being a career Army officer's wife, following her late husband, Paul, to duty postings in Asia and Europe and throughout the United States. Her true dedication and devotion were to her five children, seven grandchildren and her lifelong love of traveling the globe.

Mrs. Riese was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Col. Paul Riese.

Survivors: Her children, Paul and Sarah Riese of Hurst, Mark and Sharon Riese Dowdey of Bedford, David A. Riese of Hurst, Michael and Mary Riese Kelley of Fort Worth and CW2 Kevin and Vanessa Riese of Panama. She will also be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Heather, Katie Jane, Paul Edward, Eric, Bryan, Kyle and Sean.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Alta Mae Simpson
ARLINGTON -- Alta Mae Simpson, 94, a homemaker, died Thursday in Arlington.

Funeral: Saturday in Lawton, Okla. Burial: Highland Cemetery in Lawton, Okla.

Alta Mae Simpson was born June 5, 1902, in Lawton, Okla., and had been a resident there most of her life.

Survivor: Son, Don Mobley of Arlington.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Elton L. Smith Sr.
MANSFIELD -- Elton L. "E.L." Smith Sr., 68, a retired Jack Cooper Transport Inc. employee, died Tuesday in Mansfield after a short illness.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. today at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Donald Bowman of Texarkana, Texas, will officiate. Kenneth Richardson of Mansfield will conduct Masonic graveside services.

Pallbearers will be Mike Champion, Jimmie Noe, John Updegraff, Wiley Beasley, Joe Morgan and Dave Hamons. Honorary pallbearers: all other members of Masonic Lodge 331 in Mansfield.

Elton L. "E.L." Smith Sr. died at home Nov. 19, 1996, at 3:30 p.m. after a short illness. He was born July 23, 1928, in De Kalb, Texas, the son of Luther J. Smith and Louella Coleman Smith. He married Katherine Griffin on Feb. 17, 1950, in Texarkana, Ark.

Mr. Smith was a member of Countryside Baptist Church in Mansfield. He retired from Jack Cooper Transport Inc. after 40 years' service. After retirement, he worked for Wal Mart part time after retirement.

He was a past master of Masonic Lodge 331, a recipient of the Golden Trowel Award and a past president of the Mansfield Shrine Club. He was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star 876, a charter member of the Fort Worth Scottish Rite Bodies, a member of the Moslah Temple, Moslah Motor Corps, Arlington Chapter, Council and Commandary, Knights Templar and a charter member of the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem North Star No. 2 Texas.

Mr. Smith served in the Navy aboard the Gen. H.W. Butner troop transport.

He was preceded in death by a son, Elton Leroy Smith Jr., in August 1979.

Survivors: Wife of 46 years, Katherine Smith of Mansfield; son, Russell J. Smith of Mansfield; daughters, Kathy Elston and her husband, Chris, of Mansfield, and Vicki Sparrow and her husband, Mike, of Mesquite; brother, Turner Smith of Maud; sisters, Katie Henson of New Boston, Mauricea Goode of Perrysville, Ark., and Clara Elkins of Fouke, Ark.; three grandsons, James Ledenham of Dallas and Michael and Brian Sparrow of Mesquite; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Hugh Smith
BURLESON -- Hugh Smith, 87, a retired Southwestern Bell Telephone engineer, died Thursday at a retirement center in Burleson.

Funeral: noon Saturday at First Baptist Church, 105 E. Willingham in Cleburne. Burial: Cleburne Memorial Park.

Memorials: American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.

Hugh Smith was born Nov. 30, 1908, in Rice.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lida Loree Boyd Smith, on June 17, 1995, and a son-in-law, Joe Louis Gillespie Jr., on Nov. 1, 1996.

Survivors: Daughter, Lida Jane Gillespie of Conroe; granddaughters, Lou Ann Gray, D.D.S., of Midland, and Lisa Jane Moore, R.N., of The Colony; grandson, Patrick L. Gillespie, J.D., of Houston; and great-grandchildren, Patrick Tyler Gillespie, Patricia Ann Gillespie, Amanda Kathleen Gray, Rachel Alexandra Moore and Samuel Everett Moore.

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

Evelyn M. Stribling
DENTON -- Evelyn Middleton Stribling, 93, a homemaker, died Wednesday at a Denton hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church in Denton. Burial: 3 p.m. in Acton Cemetery in Acton. Officiants: The Rev. Dr. Oran Nabors and the Rev. Dr. Charlotte Nabors. Visitation: 5:30 to 7 tonight.

Memorials: Building Fund, First Christian Church, 1203 N. Fulton St., Denton, Texas 76201.

Evelyn Middleton Stribling was born Feb. 16, 1903, in Richard's Spur, in Indian Territory Oklahoma, to John William and Lula Perdue Middleton. She married James O. Stribling in Henrietta on June 21, 1925. He preceded her in death on June 10, 1979. She was a graduate of Lawton High School in Lawton, Okla., and a 38-year member of First Christian Church in Denton. Survivors: Sons and wives, James P. and Carolyn Stribling of Garland and Gilbert T. and Beth Stribing of Argyle; daughter, Zena S. McAdams of Irving; sister, Pauline and her husband, Hubert Cooper, of Hiwasse, Ark.; grandchildren, Becky Mayad of Dallas, Kelly and husband, Brian Sutherland, of Denton, Lindsay Stribling of Argyle, Curtiss McAdams of Denton, Kimberly and husband, Scott Baker, of Fort Worth and Christopher and wife, Elizabeth McAdams, of Austin; and great-grandchildren, Taylor and Sarah Mayad of Dallas and Robert and Amanda Sutherland of Denton.

Mulkey-Mason, Jack Schmitz & Son
Denton, (817) 382-6622
 

Robert V. Sweatt Jr.
FORT WORTH -- Robert Vernon "Bob" Sweatt Jr., 76, a heating and air conditioning company owner, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Saturday in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Robert Sweatt Jr. was born Jan. 6, 1920, in Collinsworth County.

He was in the air conditioning business more than 50 years. He was the owner of Circle JH Heating and Air Conditioning. He was a charter member, an officer and a director of RSES and ACCA. He was a member of Benbrook Area Chamber of Commerce and had served on the board.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne Sweatt, and a daughter, Marilyn.

Survivors: Son, George Straight of Summerville, S.C.; daughters, Shirley Covington of Fort Worth, Vivian Walker of San Diego, Calif., Cathy Jernigan of Alvarado, Paula Gandy of Aledo and Bobbie Wingo of Fort Worth; brothers, Tom Sweatt of Memphis, Texas and Don Sweatt of Fort Worth; sister, Bell Hughes of Childress; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Mary D. Thedford
HOUSTON -- Mary Davis Thedford, 65, a homemaker, died Monday in Houston.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Chapel in Bowie. Burial: Chico Cemetery in Chico.

Mary Davis Thedford was born Oct. 20, 1931, in Chico.

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

Carl C. Thomason
FORT WORTH -- Carl C. Thomason, 88, an insurance district manager, died Tuesday in Dallas.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. today at East Meadows Baptist Church. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Carl C. Thomason was born April 3, 1908, in Alpine, Ark. He served in the Army Signal Corps in Germany during World War II. Mr. Thomason retired from American National Insurance Co. as district manager of the Weatherford office. He was a member of Polytechnic Baptist Church and East Meadows Baptist Church for 57 years and was a deacon at East Meadows. He was a member of Polytechnic Masonic Lodge.

Survivors: Loving wife of 67 years, Elsie Marie Thomason; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Sherra Thomason of Gulnar, Colo; daughter and son- in-law, Bettie and Bill Fullhart of Dallas; sister, Coy Robertson of Fort Worth; grandsons, William Fullhart and Randall Fullhart of Dallas; granddaughters, Ronda Goff of Grand Cayman Island, Gayle Barrack of Fort Worth, Dee Ann Walker of Austin, Karen Billingham of Dallas, Sharon Summers of Santa Margarita, Calif., and Sandra Anguiano of Dallas; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Barbara Walters
FORT WORTH -- Barbara Walters, 87, a former Realtor for River Oaks Real Estate, died Wednesday at a local nursing home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Crowley Cemetery.

Memorials: Volunteer Guardians, Texas Street, Fort Worth, Texas.

Barbara Walters was born July 18, 1909, in Charlotte, N.C.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Walters Jr.

Survivors: Sisters, Myrtle Henderson and Virginia Emeric, both of Charlotte, N.C.

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

Edna K. Weatherford
SAN ANTONIO -- Edna Katherine Weatherford, 82, died Wednesday in San Antonio.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Porter Loring Mortuary. Officiating will be Roy Osborne and Dean Smith. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park.

Memorials: Sunset Ridge Church of Christ, 95 Brees, San Antonio 78209, or the Knights of Pythias Children's Home in Weatherford.

A beloved matriarch, Mrs. Weatherford was a member of Sunset Ridge Church of Christ and was an Excellent Junior, Pythian Sisters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Jackson Weatherford.

Survivors: Children, Martha Palm, Jack Weatherford Jr., Winston Weatherford, Jenice Albritton and Desmond Weatherford; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brother, Archie Riddle of Marshall; sister-in-law, Ruth Childre of San Antonio; and brother-in- law, Harry King of Grand Prairie.

Porter Loring
San Antonio, (210) 227-8221
 

Donald L. Wells
AZLE -- Donald Lee Wells, 61, a retired manager, died Tuesday at an Azle hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Weerts Funeral Home in Davenport, Iowa. Burial: Pine Hill Cemetery in Davenport.

Donald Lee Wells, an Azle resident since 1991, was born Feb. 8, 1935, in Davenport. At the age of 16, he entered the armed forces and retired from the Air Force in 1973 after 21 years. He was then employed in various levels of management with General Electric before his retirement in 1995.

Mr. Wells was a member of the VFW, the Elks Lodge and the Elfun Society. He was a graduate of the University of Nebraska and had a master's degree in business from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.

Survivors: Wife, Sally Wells of Azle; daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Brian Hamlin of Haltom City; brother, Jack L. Wells of Bettendorf, Iowa; sisters, Betty Cottrell of Bettendorf and Dory Rainey and Rose Pleasant, both of Davenport; and two grandchildren.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341
 

Eva Mae Williams
STEPHENVILLE -- Eva Mae Williams, 88, a rancher and homemaker, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Desdemona. Burial: Desdemona Cemetery. Visitation: Lacy Funeral Home.

Eva Mae Williams was born March 8, 1908, in Cass County.

Survivors: Daughters, Mildred Barker of De Leon and Merlene Wisdom of Desdemona; sisters, Mabel Little of Sunnyvale, Calif., Amanda Carr of Weatherford and Willie Holmes of Stephenville; grandchildren, Linda Barker of Teague, Debi Koeller of San Antonio, Ronnie Barker of Meridian and Marsha Johnson of Livingston, N.M.; seven great- grandchildren; two great-great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Lacy Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 968-2102

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