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Published Nov. 23, 1996

Lee H. Abbott 

Funeral: at a later date. Burial: at a later date in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Charleston, Mo.

Memorials: National Wildlife Federation.

Lee H. Abbott was born July 4, 1923, in Charleston. Following high school, she enlisted in the Marine Corps at Cherry Point, N.C., and served from 1943-1946 and 1947-1949. During this time, she obtained her private pilot's license and enjoyed flying with the 99'ers. She flew in several ladies' cross-country races and won the ladies' Powder Puff air race in the early 1960s.

Lee retired from the Federal Aviation Administration in 1980, where she was an air traffic control supervisor at the Fort Worth Flight Service Station at Meacham Field. She was one of the first women in this profession and excelled in her long and successful career.

Lee was a member of the American Legion, Texas Game Warden Association and National Rifle Association, and had been a member of several professional organizations.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Abbott, and her parents, Grace Lee Howlett and John Howard Howlett.

Survivors: Daughters, Linda Waller of Richland Hills and Laura Amstead of Cumming, Ga.; brother, Gene Howlett of Southaven, Miss.; sisters, Pat Layton and Dorothy Renaud, both of Charleston; grandchild, Alan Amstead of Cumming; aunt, Irma Bess of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

David C. Albertson Jr.
AMARILLO -- David Crockett Albertson Jr., 68, a retired nursing home maintenance worker, died Tuesday at an Amarillo hospital.

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

David Crockett Albertson Jr. was born May 3, 1928, in Mexia.

Scott-Morris Funeral Home
Nocona, (817) 825-3338

William A. Askey
DECATUR -- William Alvin Askey, 89, a farmer, died Friday at a local nursing home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.

William Alvin Askey was born April 23, 1907, in Wise County. He married Mildred Davenport in 1926 in Denton. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Decatur and the Wise County Sheriff's Posse.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Lee Brady.

Survivors: Wife, Mildred of Decatur; sons, Bill Askey of Decatur and Bob Askey of Dalhart; daughter, Jonnie Greer of Decatur; brother, Vernon Askey of Decatur; sister, Rippy Fanny Pearl of Fort Worth; five grandchildren; and seven grandchildren.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959

Angela F. Baker
TIFTON, Ga. -- Angela Faye "Angie" Baker, 30, died Wednesday in Tift County, Ga.

Funeral: 3 p.m. today at Union Grove Church of God. Officiating: the Rev. Earl Merritt and the Rev. Joe Crumley. Burial: Union Grove Cemetery. Visitation: 2 p.m. today at the church. Pallbearers: Tim Frank, Brad Martindale, Michael Brannick, Jackie Crumley and Jerry Crumley.

Angela Faye "Angie" Baker was born Feb. 20, 1966, in Dallas, Texas. She was a housekeeper for Red Carpet Inn. She was a member of Union Grove Church of God.

Survivors: Son, Justin Lynn Hamilton of Denton, Texas; parents, Albert Lynn Baker and Carolyn Norris Frank, both of Tifton; stepfather, Tim Frank of Tifton; grandmothers, Margie Baker of Dallas and Alice Veriana Castle of White Settlement, Texas; brother, Nathan Al-Lynn Baker of Tifton; and two sisters, Teresa Lynn Jones of Fort Worth, Texas, and Stephanie Ann Frank of Tifton.

Tiftarea Funeral Home
Tifton, Ga., (912) 382-7550

Jeromy and Joshua Barsanti
FORT WORTH -- Jeromy and Joshua Barsanti, infant twins, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: Was Friday in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Jeromy and Joshua were born Thursday in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Parents, Randy and DaLana Barsanti of Fort Worth; grandparents, Ray and Tina Barsanti of Bedford and Wendyl and Janice Hambrick of Kingston, Okla.; and great-grandparents, Louie and Mary Barsanti of Rio Del, Calif., Clyde and Doris Markum of Fort Worth and Oniva Hambrick of Ardmore, Okla.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Frances D. Brown
HURST -- Frances D. Brown, 83, a homemaker, died Friday at a North Richland Hills hospital.

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

Frances D. Brown was born Dec. 21, 1912, in Rio, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond F. Brown, on Feb. 14, 1995.

Survivors: Sister-in-law, Irene Gunnell of Galesburg, Ill.; one niece; one nephew; and kind friends and neighbors.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Elouise D. Campbell
FORT WORTH -- Elouise D. Campbell, 77, a homemaker, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. today 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

Rosa Carbone
ARLINGTON -- Rosa Carbone, 96, died Nov. 15 at an Arlington care center.

Memorial service: 7 p.m. Monday at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Arlington. Funeral: Was Nov. 17, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Niles, Ohio. Burial: St. Stephen Cemetery in Niles.

Rosa Carbone was born March 25, 1900, in Niles, a daughter of the late Jake and Laura Christine Ferro. She moved to Texas in April from Niles.

A homemaker, Mrs. Carbone was a 1921 graduate of Niles McKinley High School and was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. She enjoyed cooking, baking, crafts and needlework.

Her husband, Dominic, whom she married Nov. 7, 1923, died June 21, 1968. A son, Anthony; two sisters, Mrs. Angie Sandfry and Mrs. Flinda Maselli; and three brothers, Joseph, Chester and Dominic Ferro, are deceased.

Survivors: A daughter, Mrs. Laddie (Gloria) Kaska of Arlington, which whom she made her home; a brother, Steve Ferro of Warren; a sister, Mrs. Gene (Gerry) Nolan of Niles; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Joseph Rossi Funeral Home
Niles, Ohio, (330) 652-3511

J.W. Cassels
GRAND PRAIRIE -- J.W. Cassels, 83, a truck farmer, died Wednesday at a local hospital.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. today at the funeral home.

J.W. Cassels was born Dec. 31, 1912, in Caldwell.

Survivors: Wife, Doris; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Fran Cassels and Tommy and Beth Cassels; four grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home
Grand Prairie, (972) 263-7200

Paul E. Cree
AMARILLO -- Paul E. Cree, 60, died Thursday in Amarillo.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Schooler- Gordon Funeral Directors-Bell Avenue Chapel in Amarillo. Burial: Llano Cemetery in Amarillo.

Paul Cree was born in Mountainair, N.M. He graduated from high school in Cheyenne, Okla., and was a 1975 graduate of Southern Illinois University. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1954 and retired in 1977. He went to work for General Dynamics in 1984 as a computer analyst. He retired in 1991. He married Oleta Sims in 1955 at Cheyenne, Okla. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Cheyenne, Okla.

Survivors: Wife, Oleta Cree of Amarillo; son, Michael P. Cree of Fort Worth; daughters, Paula Phillips of Windsor, Canada, and Cheryl Kuhlman of Longview; brother, Richard L. Cree of San Jose, Calif.; sister, Kathy Avery of Sonora, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors
Amarillo, (806) 354-8372

T.W. Etchison
MERIDIAN -- T.W. "Burr" Etchison, 77, a farmer, died Thursday in Clifton.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian. Burial: Meridian Cemetery.

T.W. Etchison was born April 5, 1919, in Bosque County.

Lawson Funeral Home
Meridian, (817) 435-2792

Marje H. Fenimore
PARIS, Texas -- Marje Helen Fenimore, 70, a former longtime resident of Fort Worth, died Thursday at a Paris, Texas, nursing home.

Funeral: Noon today at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville, conducted by Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home of Paris, Texas. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Named to serve as pallbearers are Jerry Carter, Don Kirk, Tommy Thompson, Wayne Bobbitt, J.B. Bankhead and Charles Bradley.

Marje Fenimore was born July 29, 1926, in Paris, Texas, a daughter of Andrew Davis Thompson and Tony Belle Anderson Thompson. She graduated from Paris High School. On May 25, 1972, she married Jim Fenimore in Hurst. He died Oct. 20, 1980.

She was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Business and Professional Women's Club and Toastmaster's Club and had served as national president of Women in Construction.

Survivors: Mother, Tony Belle Thompson of Paris, Texas; brothers, James Thomas Thompson and his wife, Mary, of Paris, Texas, and A.D. Thompson and his wife, Helen, of Bedford; nephew, Andy Thompson of Paris, Texas; and nieces, Becky Specht of Allen and Terri Hollingsworth of Granbury.

Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home
Paris, Texas, (903) 784-3366

Donald E. Gordon
IRVING -- Donald Eugene Gordon, 64, a retired distribution center manager, died Thursday at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in East Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Donald Gordon was born Jan. 9, 1932, in Weatherford. He was a member of the Methodist church, was a graduate of Polytechnic High School in Fort Worth and the University of Texas at Arlington. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was manager of Reliance Dodge Distribution Center of Dallas for 34 years prior to retirement.

Survivors: Sisters, Louise Roberts of Crowley and Anna Lewis of Burleson; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives.

Cotten-Bratton Funeral Chapel
Weatherford, (817) 594-2711

Reo R. Green
DE LEON -- Reo R. Green, 76, retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Marines, died Friday at a De Leon hospital.

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

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

Hari Gurung
FORT WORTH -- Hari Gurung, 31, a pilot and flight instructor, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996, at 5:30 a.m. in an air accident in Fort Worth.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. today at Hughes North Chapel Funeral Home, 9700 Web Chapel Road, in Dallas.

Born in Western Nepal, Hari joined the famous Ghurka regiment of the British army as a teenager and spent the last 11 years of his life travelling the globe and making friends in whatever culture he lived in. He lived in and worked all over Asia, in Ontario, Canada, and for the past three years lived in Fort Worth, where he was well-known in the pilot community as an outgoing, helpful, hard-working young man.

Survivors: Mother and father; brothers and sisters; former wife and daughter, all of Nepal; and many friends in Fort Worth who would like to say "May God bless your soul, Hari. You will be sorely missed."

Hughes North Chapel Funeral Home
Dallas, (972) 350-9951

Marvin H. Guthrie
CLEBURNE -- Marvin Henry Guthrie, 84, a retired assembler for Lennox Industries, died Friday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Godley Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.

Marvin Henry Guthrie was born Sept. 1, 1912, in Elkmont, Ala.

Survivors: Wife, Beatrice Guthrie of Cleburne; son and daughter-in-law, Marvin C. and Zoe Guthrie of Cleburne; daughter, Gayle Jean Dawson of Cleburne; brother, William Guthrie of Alabama; sisters, Leona Thompson and Sue Bruce, both of Cleburne, and Louise Leonard of Oklahoma; sister and brother-in-law, Pauline and Bill Marshall of Blum; grandchildren, Misty Jean Guthrie and Brandon Holden, both of Cleburne; sisters-in-law, Ruby Guthrie of Hubbard and Eunice Guthrie of Alabama; and 27 nieces and nephews.

Cleburne, (817) 558-2322

Raymond O. Harris
FORT WORTH -- Raymond O. Harris, 92, retired from Swift & Co., died Thursday at a local nursing home.

Graveside service: 12:30 p.m. today in Greenwood Memorial Park. Officiant: Dr. James Bass.

Raymond O. Harris was born Feb. 10, 1904, in Fort Worth. He was a member of Travis Avenue Baptist Church. He was a 33rd degree Mason and was a member of the Shriners and Scottish Rite.

Survivors: Loving wife, Tina Bell Harris; one son; two stepsons; one stepdaughter; 12 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Charlie Hatfield
CLEBURNE -- Charlie Hatfield, 82, a Santa Fe Railroad conductor who retired Oct. 1, 1979, after 37 years of service, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 4 p.m. today at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery.

Charlie Hatfield was born March 28, 1914, in Marshall County, Okla.

Survivors: Wife, Virginia Hughes Hatfield of Cleburne; son, Jerry H. Hatfield of Arlington; daughter, Deede Kay Jones of Moore, Okla.; sisters, Floyd Palmer of Madill, Okla. and Mary Hoffman of Sherman; and grandchildren, Scott and Chuck Hatfield, Brian Jones and Melissa Vinyard.

Cleburne, (817) 558-2322

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

Funeral: 2 p.m. today 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
Christopher C. Hopkins
DALLAS -- Christopher C. Hopkins, 81, passed away Wednesday.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Mount Gilead Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Burial: Perry Clay Cemetery in Longview.

Mr. Hopkins was a native of Longview. He was honorably discharged from the Army after service in World War II. He retired after 35 years as a maintenance technician for TU Electric.

Paradise Funeral Home
Dallas, (214) 371-8093

Pruitt Jackson
STEPHENVILLE -- Pruitt Jackson, 74, retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 31 years of service, died Friday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Stephenville Funeral Home. Burial: West End Cemetery.

Pruitt Jackson was born July 14, 1922, in Stephenville. He was a Baptist, member of the American Legion and the first president of the Erath County Sheriff's Posse. He was a World War II Navy veteran and had lived all his life in Erath County.

Survivors: Wife, Frances Jackson of Stephenville; son, Jimmy Jackson of Wheeler; stepson, Bill Ray of Stephenville; daughters, Angela Boyd of Andrews and Shirley Brooks of Frankfort, Ky.; stepdaughters, Carol Kuhnau of Olympia, Wash., Francine Rankin of Huckabay and Donna White of Arlington; 16 grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and first wife, Ruth Hintin.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161

T.E. Jordan Jr.
ARLINGTON -- T.E. Jordan Jr., 74, retired owner of Jordan Paint & Body in Arlington, died Wednesday in Arlington.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. today at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

T.E. Jordan Jr. was born April 24, 1922, in Barry, Texas. He was a member of the VFW, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rites and Shriners. He was a member of Birdville Baptist Church.

Mr. Jordan moved to Fort Worth in 1946 and had lived in Arlington since 1976. He owned Jordan Paint & Body in Arlington for 26 years until he retired in May.

Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, aides and Community Hospice for all their kind care.

Survivors: Wife of 55 years, Frances Pollan Jordan of Arlington; son, Thomas E. Jordan and his wife, Linda, of Mansfield; daughter, Linda Reagan of Hurst; brothers, Lloyd Jordan and his wife, Jessie, of Fort Worth and Alfred Jordan and his wife, Mary, of Mabank; brother- in-law, John Pollan and his wife, Joyce, of Stephenville; sisters-in-law, Cozell Jordan of Azle and Georgene Napier of DeSoto; grandchildren, Jamey Reagan and his wife, Karen, and Jill Reagan and Eli Jordan; great-grandchildren, Jodie and Jeremy Reagan; an aunt; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and many friends.

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

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

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. today at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. Celebrant: Rev. Byoung Joe Chung. Burial: Calvary Hill Cemetery in Dallas.

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

Mamye Jo C. Liles
FORT WORTH -- Mamye Jo Crabb Liles, 68, a legal secretary, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: Private in Josephine.

Mamye Jo Crabb Liles was born March 9, 1928, in Josephine. She enjoyed reading and gardening. Mrs. Liles was a "Sweet spirit who loved people and nature."- family.

Survivors: Husband, Thomas E. Liles of Fort Worth; son, Gus Byers London (Gus Byers Crabb) of San Francisco, Calif.; daughter, Abby London Bowen (Alberta Jo Crabb) of Dallas; brother, Ray Warren of El Paso; and grandson, Robert Carl Bowen.

Shannon-TCU Funeral Chapel
3015 Merida, 926-3314

Hatigee C. Marler
AZLE -- Hatigee Crutcher Marler, 66, a homemaker, died Thursday at an Azle hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Monday in Azleland Cemetery. Visitation: Until the service at the cemetery.

Hatigee Crutcher Marler was born Dec. 18, 1929, in Birmingham, Ala. She had been an area resident since 1956. She was a beloved mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her former husbands, Bobby Joe Marler and Mark Crutcher Jr.

Survivors: Sons, Mark Crutcher of Denton, Wayne Crutcher of Greenville and William Crutcher of Azle; daughter, Janet Lippard of Azle; and six grandchildren.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211

Elona May McKee
GRANBURY -- Elona May McKee, 67, a homemaker, died Thursday at a Granbury nursing home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in McAdams Cemetery near Possum Kingdom.

Memorials: American Lung Association of Texas, P.O. Box 27170, Austin, Texas 78755.

Elona May McKee was born Nov. 14, 1929.

Survivors: Husband, Troy McKee of Granbury; brothers, John Wilson of Fairfield and Jerry Wilson of Graford; and sisters, Emma Chesney of Springtown and Marilyn Light of Graford.

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

Henrietta McKee
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- Henrietta McKee, a homemaker and a former Fort Worth resident, died Tuesday in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Lubbock. Officiating: Rev. Linda L. Kelly. Visitation: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Rix Funeral Directors in Lubbock and following services at Washington Hall of the church.

Memorials: St. Paul's Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 2686, Lubbock, Texas 79408.

Henrietta McKee was born Nov. 29, 1916, in Fort Cobb, Okla., and had lived in Lubbock and Palm Desert, Calif., for many years. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the Altar Guild, and served as a volunteer at West Texas Hospital, where she had received a 4,500-hour pin for service.

Survivors: Son, John Randol Jones and wife, Allison Pardue Jones, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Jay Randol Jones of Lubbock, Jennifer Jones Devault of Lubbock and Jordan McCann of Fort Worth; and sisters, Mamie Johnston of Columbus, Texas, and Helen Boise of Austin.

Rix Funeral Directors
Lubbock, (806) 763-4333

Lucille Morton
FORT WORTH -- Lucille Morton, 68, passed away Thursday at home.

Funeral Mass: 2 p.m. today at Chapel of the Chimes in Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Father Warren Murphy will officiate. Visitation: 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. today at Laurel Land Funeral Home.

After the service, Mrs. Morton will be transported to Edwards Funeral Home in Strawn for visitation tonight. Additional visitation: 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Sunday in Mount Marion Cemetery in Strawn. Father Dale Edwards will officiate.

Born in Strawn on Aug. 7, 1928, to Mickey and Mary Mensik Guydis, Lucille Morton grew up in Strawn and graduated from Strawn High School. When she was 16, she moved to Fort Worth. She had worked for Personal Property government offices as an administrative secretary for at least 40 years. She was a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Daughter, Laura Morton of Fort Worth; uncle, Frank Mensik of Carlsbad, N.M.; and a host of family and friends.

Edwards Funeral Home
Ranger, (817) 647-1133

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

Funeral: 1 p.m. today at Arlington Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Memorials: Community Hospice of Texas, 1000 Summit Ave., Fort Worth 76102. Please -- no flowers.

Hubert A. Moss was born July 21, 1896, in Jackson County, Tenn. He had lived in Arlington 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.

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 their 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

Dora A. Motley
ALVORD -- Dora Abbott Motley, 75, a retired nurse, died Thursday at a Bridgeport nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Hawkins Funeral Home. Burial: Chico Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Dora Motley was born Dec. 10, 1920, in Saint Jo.

Survivors: Husband, R.L. Motley of Alvord; sons, Aubrey Abbott of Palestine and Adger Abbott of Fort Worth; daughters, Floy Mathis of Yantis, Ida Dixon of Cleburne and Karen Abbott of Arlington; brother, John Taft of Orville, Calif.; sisters, Dale Hice and Juanita Sprouse, both of Thackerville, Okla.; 19 grandchildren; and numerous great- grandchildren.

Hawkins Funeral Home
Bridgeport, (817) 683-2211

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. today at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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.

Memorials: Bread Basket Ministries, Box 224, 2809 Mansfield Highway, Fort Worth 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 Corp. 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 Neel Moyers, and two brothers, Willard Prophet and James Pal Moyers.

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

Marjorie G.R. 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. today at Robertson Mueller Harper. Officiating: Dr. Michael Dean, Dr. James E. Coggin and the Rev. James P. Cobb. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Marjorie Payne, a native and lifelong 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

Estefana Perez
FORT WORTH -- Estefana Perez, 89, a homemaker, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Alonzo Funeral Home. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery.

Estefana Perez was born Sept. 2, 1907, in Del Rio.

Survivors: Son, Ernesto Perez; daughters, Amelia Arizpe, Monica Lozano and Ricarda Martinez; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sons-in-law, Jose Arizpe, Bruno Lozano and Eleodoro Martinez.

Alonzo Funeral Home
2301 Ephriham Ave., 740-9091

Myra A. Pirrie
BEDFORD -- Myra A. Pirrie, 68, an accountant, died Thursday at home.

Memorial service: Private.

Myra Pirrie was born Nov. 28, 1927, in Nevada City, Calif.

Survivors: Sons, Steve LeFever of Fullerton, Calif., and Bill LeFever of Costa Mesa, Calif.; daughter, Marianne Harden of Bedford; and five grandchildren.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

Joseph R. Plunkett
WHITE SETTLEMENT -- Joseph Raymond "Ray" Plunkett, 80, a retired mechanic, died Friday in White Settlement.

Graveside service: 2:30 p.m. Monday in Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Joseph Plunkett was born Aug. 20, 1916, in Thornton, Texas. He was a Mason and an avid fisherman.

Survivors: Wife, Mildred Plunkett of White Settlement; son, Tommy Plunkett of White Settlement; daughter-in-law, Pat Plunkett of Houston; grandson, Larry Plunkett of Houston; granddaughter, Laurie Plunkett of Houston; great-granddaughter and great- grandson; and numerous friends.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

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. 7 in Lagos in an aircraft accident.

Memorial Mass: 1 p.m. today 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

Lawrence M. Rice
FORT WORTH -- Lawrence M. Rice, 84, a retired real estate broker, died Thursday morning at a local hospital.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Temple Beth-El, 301 W. Broadway. Officiating: Rabbi Ralph Mecklenburger. Burial: Beth-El section of Greenwood Memorial Park.

Bearers of Mr. Rice's casket: His sons-in-law, Maurice Goldstein and Sol Ballas, his grandsons, Robert Goldstein, Stephen Ballas, Mark Phares, Harold Schneider and Morton Shefts.

Honorary bearers will be the Morning Breakfast Group of Carter Rehabilitation Center.

Memorials: Charity of choice.

Larry Rice, a native of New York City, N.Y., spent most of his childhood in Tulsa, Okla. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Rice was a real estate broker with Henry S. Miller Co. and was a member of Beth-El Congregation.

Survivors: Wife, Mildred Schneider Rice of Fort Worth; daughters, Elaine Rice Goldstein and her husband, Maurice, and Lynda Rice Ballas and her husband, Sol, all of Dallas; and grandchildren, Debra and Mark Phares, Robert and Lisa Goldstein, Stephen Ballas and Rebecca Ballas.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233

Ida A.M. Russell
SPARKS, Nev. -- Ida Avella Mc- Knight Russell, 76, a PacTel supervisor, died Sunday at home.

Funeral: Was Thursday at Walton's Sierra Chapel. Burial: Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, Nev.

Memorials: Multiple Sclerosis, 3100 Mill St. No. 113, Reno, Nev. 89509.

Ida Avella McKnight Russell was born June 28, 1920, in Fort Worth to George N. McKnight and Annie Morgan Mc- Knight. She moved to Sparks 22 years ago from San Francisco.

Mrs. Russell was a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of VFW 9211 of Reno and the Rose Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a Baptist.

Survivors: Husband, Dayton of Sparks; son, Douglas Sessions of Lakeport, Calif.; daughter, Arlene Hensinger of Bellvue, Ohio; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one niece; and one nephew.

Walton's Sierra Chapel
Reno, Nev., (702) 323-7189

Raymond Schmidt
RICHLAND HILLS -- Raymond Schmidt, 82, a retired pumper, died Thursday in Richland Hills.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Andrews Presbyterian Church in Andrews. Burial: Andrews West Cemetery. The Rev. Nancy Taylor, pastor, will officiate.

Raymond Schmidt was born Dec. 5, 1913, in Burr, Neb. He married Katherine J. Holmes on April 17, 1941, in Omaha, Neb.; she preceded him in death May 28, 1988. They moved to Andrews in 1957 from Beatrice, Neb. He moved to Fort Worth from Andrews.

Mr. Schmidt was retired from Enron Gas Co. He was a life member of the VFW and a member of the American Legion.

Survivor: Sister, Virginia Welsh of Fort Worth.

McNett Funeral Home
Andrews, (915) 524-5809

Laurel A. St. John
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Laurel Anderson St. John, 39, a homemaker, died Thursday at a Grand Prairie medical center.

Memorial service: 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Grand Prairie.

Laurel St. John was born July 5, 1957, in Dallas. She was a 1975 graduate of Grand Prairie High School and was a member of the Episcopal church.

Survivors: Daughters, Ashley St. John and Amber St. John; mother, Juanita Standifer Anderson of Grand Prairie; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandra and David Shockley of Dallas, Corinne and David Hooper of Anniston, Ala., Candyce and Jimmy Elwell of Grand Prairie and Stephnie and Eddie Trayson of Fort Worth; brother and sister-in-law, Gordon and Sherry Anderson of Roswell, Ga.; brother, M.G. Anderson III of Muscle Shore, Ala.; 11 nieces and nephews; and a number of other relatives.

Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home
Grand Prairie, (972) 263-7200

Martha Jo G. Steward
HALTOM CITY -- Martha Jo Graham Steward, 74, a homemaker, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at White's Funeral Home in Springtown. Burial: Springtown Cemetery. Visitation: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Martha Jo Graham Steward was born Oct. 6, 1922, in Fort Worth. She graduated from Springtown High School in 1941 and had been a resident of Haltom City for the past 49 years.

Survivors: Husband, Jack C. Steward of Haltom City; sons and daughters-in- law, Donald Lee and Lauretta Steward of Pottsboro and Jackie E. and Bonnie Steward of Fort Worth; sisters, Dacy Woody of Springtown and Ima Jean Graham of Mexia; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; niece, Mary Jo Harms of Springtown; and nephews, Gary Woody, Bill Woody and Jim Woody.

White's Funeral Home
Springtown, (817) 220-7111

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. today in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Robert Sweatt Jr. was born Jan. 6, 1920, in Collingsworth County. He was in the air conditioning business more than 50 years and owned 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.

Mr. Sweatt 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

Levi Tims
FORT WORTH -- Levi "Bud" Tims, 71, a carpenter, died Thursday.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Shannon TCU Funeral Home. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Levi "Bud" Tims was born Feb. 6, 1925, in Augusta, Ark.

Survivors: Wife, Valerie Sherrill Tims of Fort Worth; sons, Donald Tims of Fort Worth, Larry Tims of Batesville, Ark., Jerry Tims of Lovelady and Joe Edward Tims of Fort Worth; daughters, Glenda Mae Jessup of Venus, Brenda Perrin of Batesville, Ark., Velinda De la Rosa of Hurst and Sherrie Spelman of Fort Worth; brother, Billy Gean Tims of Newport, Ark.; sisters, Imoneal Hamilton of Fort Worth and Stella West of Newark, Ark.; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great- grandchildren.

Shannon-TCU Funeral Chapel
3015 Merida, 926-3314

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