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Published Nov. 29, 1996

Ray W. Beck
FORT WORTH -- Ray W. Beck, 76, operations manager for Jack Prewitt and Associates Inc., died Monday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Ray W. Beck was born June 29, 1920, in Hibbing, Minn., and had lived in Texas for 52 years. He was a longtime Mason at Love Field Lodge 1274.

Currently he was operations manager for Jack Prewitt and Associates Inc., a company primarily involved in the leasing of corporate jet aircraft. In his 57- year aviation career, he served as president of Ward Aircraft Interiors, senior vice president of Qualitron Aero and president of Horton & Horton, all Fort Worth companies. These companies were involved in major modifications of government, corporate and other custom aircraft completions. Personal accomplishments included the completion of Air Force One for Presidents Johnson and Nixon and aircraft for numerous foreign heads of state.

Survivors: Daughters, Susan and her husband, Don O'Neal, of Fort Worth, and Cindy and her husband, Jim Jamieson, of Vista, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Tommy S. Belcher
HOUSTON -- Tommy Shawn Belcher, 19, a student, died Aug. 22 in Houston.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Crowley Cemetery.

Tommy Belcher was born Dec. 30, 1976, in Dallas. He was preceded in death by his nieces and nephew, Alexandria, Ashley and Alonzo Fraire Jr.

Survivors: Parents, Tommy and Patricia Belcher; and sister, Helena and her husband, Alonzo Fraire.

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

Esther M. Bennett
HALTOM CITY -- Esther M. Bennett, 80, a restaurant cook, died Wednesday at a Hurst hospital.

Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Esther M. Bennett was born March 3, 1916, in Industry, Pa.

She grew up in Pennsylvania and married her husband, Richard W. Bennett, on March 10, 1940. He preceded her in death in 1974. In 1979, she moved to Fort Worth.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Harold LeRoy Bennett and Rachael Bennett of Great Falls, Mont.; grandsons, Benjamin Winnett Jr., Alex Bennett, Brandon Bennett, Samuel Bennett, all of Great Falls, Mont.; granddaughters, Esther Ritz of Watauga and Cynthia Bennett of Great Falls; great-grandson, Christopher Toney; son-in-law, John T. Hay Sr.; and her friends from Haltom City Apartment Complex.

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

Joe M. Buitron Sr.
HURST -- Joe M. Buitron Sr., 67, a retired 26-year sheet metal mechanic at Bell Helicopter, died Wednesday in Hurst.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Mr. Buitron was born Sept. 9, 1929, in Taft.

He retired from Bell Helicopter where he worked for 26 years. He was a World War II veteran and was a veteran of the Air Force.

Survivors: Wife, Josephine Q. Buitron of Hurst; sons, Joe M. and Gloria Buitron Jr. of Hurst, Jessie and Karin Buitron of Euless, Kay and Selena Buitron of Mansfield; daughter, Mary and Jerry Hague of Nashville, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Margaret Cerda
FORT WORTH -- Margaret Cerda, 68, a homemaker, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Margaret Cerda was born Sept. 1, 1928, in Huntington, W.Va. She lived in Fort Worth since 1977.

Survivors: Husband, Jesse Cerda of Fort Worth; daughter, Mary Lou Bruce of Loraine, Ohio; brother, Andy Woods of Huntington; and sisters, Nellie McCommas of Huntington, Irene Coco of Loraine and Effie Atkins of Huntington.

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

John E. Chapman
HALTOM CITY -- John E. Chapman, 68, a retired Fort Worth school district teacher, died Tuesday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Northside Church of the Nazarene. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials: Treatment Resources for Children with Autism, 3941 Legacy Drive, Suite 204-105 A, Plano, Texas 75023.

John E. Chapman was born Sept. 9, 1928, in Comanche. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. He taught science and history at Stripling Middle School for 26 years. He was a member of Northside Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors: Wife, M. Willadene Chapman of Haltom City; daughter and son- in-law, Donna and Tim Gilbert of Carrollton; brothers, Jake Chapman and James Chapman, both of Comanche; sisters, Mary Clemons and Tess Wilson, both of Comanche, Arthula Chapman of Fort Worth and Modet Chapman of Comanche; grandsons, Clint Gilbert and Sean Gilbert, both of Carrollton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Hugh Coursey
PARADISE -- Hugh "Pudden" Coursey, 72, a retired carpenter, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Directors. Burial: Azleland Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. today.

Mr. Coursey was born Aug. 19, 1924, in Grapevine.

He was a World War II Veteran and a Dallas Carpenter's Local Union member.

Survivors: Wife, Beatrice Coursey of Paradise; sons, Steven Hugh Coursey of Azle, Rickey Hugh Coursey of Carrollton, Donney Hugh Coursey of Arlington; parents, Hugh Coursey Sr., Essie Cox Coursey; brother, Bobby Ray Coursey of Campbell, Calif.; sisters, Syble Crawford of Mentone, Calif., Mozelle Ramos of San Jose, Calif.; grandchildren, Brandi Faye Coursey, Wendy Lennette Cox, both of Azle; and nieces and nephews.

J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Directors
Grapevine, 481-2525

Nettie B. Crowley
JACKSBORO -- Nettie Bell Crowley, 92, a homemaker, died Wednesday at a Jacksboro care center.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Coker Funeral Home. Burial: Lynn Creek Cemetery.

Nettie Crowley was born March 29, 1904, in Leon County.

Coker Funeral Home
Jacksboro, (817) 567-3778

Theresa Cyprosky
HALTOM CITY -- Theresa Cyprosky, 85, a clerk with the United States Life Insurance Company in Dallas, died Wednesday at a North Richland Hills hospital.

Cryptside service: 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Calvary Hill Mausoleum in Dallas.

Memorials: St. George Catholic Church in Fort Worth.

Theresa Cyprosky was born April 23, 1911, in Albany, N.Y.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter M. Cyprosky.

Survivors: Sister-in-law, Ruth Kroo of Haltom City; and niece, Jo Anne Henderson of Arlington.

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

Shirley Denman
KELLER -- Shirley "Mrs. D" Denman, 88, owner of AA Wrecker Service, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.

Memorials: Haltom City Police and Fire Benefit Fund.

Shirley Denman was born March 7, 1908, in Brookesmith. She was a member of Birdville Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald R. Denman, and son, Joe M. Denman.

Survivors: Daughter-in-law, Betty Treadway of Fort Worth; two grandsons and their wives, Joe and Carin Denman and Don and Pam Denman; four great- grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271

Lee R. Foster
GRANBURY -- Lee Roy Foster, 67, owner of L.R. Foster Plumbing in Fort Worth, died Tuesday in Azle.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lee Roy Foster was born May 24, 1929, in Hennepin, Okla. He was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Dale Foster.

Survivors: Son, Dean Foster; daughter, Priscilla Godwin; sister and brother- in-law, Oma Faye and Doris Taylor; seven grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and companion, Ms. Jimmie McArthur.

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

C.E. Garrison
STEPHENVILLE -- C.E. Garrison, 80, a retired ranch manager, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Stephenville Funeral Home. Burial: Lanham Mill Cemetery in Somervell County.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

C.E. Garrison was born Jan. 12, 1916.

He was a World War II veteran and received a bachelor of science degree in animal husbandry from Texas A&M University.

Survivors: Wife, Violet; brothers, Y.C. Garrison of Channing and Lloyd Garrison of Spirit Lake, Idaho; and sister, Elizabeth Sullivan of Dumas.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161

Mary Lou Gilman
GRANBURY -- Mary Lou Wagner "MeMaw" Gilman, 67, a mother and grandmother, died Wednesday at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Emerald Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary Lou Wagner Gilman was born Feb. 21, 1929, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Sons, Jack Gilman of Burleson, Gary Wayne Tidwell of Bridgeport; daughters, Karen Pena of Glen Rose, Beth Whitley of Fort Worth; brother, William Wagner or Arlington; sisters, Dorothy Tidwell of Godley, LaVern Terrell of Fort Worth; grandchildren, George Birch, Monika Thompson, Jennifer Bonner, Coleen Booher, Shannon Young, Dirk Gilman, Brandy Wallcock; and great-grandchildren, Gregory, Bubba, Austin, Makavla, Marranda, Bill, Kristie, Brian, Addison and Rebecca.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681

Arthur A. Gilmartin
FORT WORTH -- Arthur Augustus Gilmartin, 82, died Thursday at an Arlington hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Arthur Gilmartin was born Aug. 14, 1914, in Oakland, Calif. He was the son of William H. Gilmartin Sr. and Elizabeth Ann O'Brien, early residents of Fort Worth. He graduated from Central High in Fort Worth in 1932 and from North Texas Agricultural College in 1935. He also attended the University of Texas Law School in Austin.

He worked for the cattle buyers' office of Swift & Co. from 1936 to 1942 and the Fort Worth Postal Service from 1942 to 1980 until his retirement as a supervisor. He attended the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., for one year in 1945 and obtained a commissioned officer rank of ensign during World War II. Arthur was an avid golfer, gardener and sports enthusiast. He traveled extensively, especially going to Ireland and tracing his ancestors. He was also an active member of Narfe Chapter 30.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Miller Gilmartin of Granbury.

Survivors: Daughter, Vivia Dianne Gilmartin Robertson and her husband, Ed, of Arlington; son, John Arthur Gilmartin of Independence; grandchildren, Gary Robertson and his wife, Gina, of Arlington, Ted Lane Robertson of Denver, Colo., and Jennifer Riddlesperger and her husband, Kyle, of Arlington; great-granddaughter, Callie Nicole Riddlesperger, of Arlington; sister, Elizabeth Del Montel of Springfield, Mo.; sister-in-law, Mrs. James Gilmartin of Baldwin, Mich.; local nephews, James A. Gilmartin, Bill Gilmartin, Jerry Gilmartin and Bob Gilmartin; niece, Helen Gilmartin Skidmore of Sherman Oaks, Calif.; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

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

Beth Ann Harrison
MINERAL WELLS -- Beth Ann Harrison, 6 months, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Baum- Carlock-Bumgardner in Mineral Wells. Burial: Barton's Chapel Cemetery in Jack County.

Beth Ann Harrison was born May 7, 1996, in Mineral Wells.

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

Carlos Holman
MINERAL WELLS -- Carlos Holman, 74, a retired civil service fire chief, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Sturdivant Cemetery in Palo Pinto County. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home.

Carlos Holamon was born Sept. 26, 1922, in Brown County.

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

Jessie D. Kimbrough
FORT WORTH -- Jessie D. Kimbrough, 83, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Mr. Kimbrough was born March 21, 1913.

Survivors: Sons, Bill Kimbrough, Michael Kimbrough, both of Fort Worth; daughters, Carolyn Lunsford, Robbie Jones, Annis Harris, all of Fort Worth; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Margaret Lorance
EULESS -- Margaret "Margie" Lorance, 69, a day care provider, died Wednesday at a Bedford hospital.

Funeral: Noon Saturday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Margaret Lorance was born Feb. 21, 1927, in Roberta, Okla.

She died following a long illness. She will be laid to rest along side her husband, Johnie Floyd Lorance. She and her family lived in Euless since 1958. She was loved very much and will be missed by all.

Survivors: Sons, Johnie Robert Lorance of Lebanon, Ore., Floyd Glenn Lorance of Euless, Ronald Dale Lorance, Bill Lorance, both of Dripping Springs; daughter, Donna Gale Wartelle of Euless; sisters, Florence Alexander of Bokchito, Okla., Bobby Morksbury of Durant, Okla.; and grandchildren, Johnie and James Lorance of Salem, Ore., and Shawn and Justin Gouge of Euless.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Boyd V. Loucks
DECATUR -- Boyd Vincent Loucks, 64, the former owner of Good Luck Grocery and Convenience Store in Boyd, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove No. 1 Baptist Church. Burial: Pleasant Grove No. 1 Cemetery.

Memorials: Vitas Hospice, 2501 Parkview Dr., Suite No. 600, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.

Mr. Loucks was born March 25, 1932, in Altoona, Pa.

He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II, was an Air Force veteran, was a member of the Lion's Club and was a Mason.

He was married to Emma Lee Oates June 18, 1955, in Keeter.

Survivors: Wife, Emma Lee; son and daughter-in-law, Vince and Carol Loucks of Decatur; sister and brother- in-law, Marian and Andrew Georgiana of Altoona, Pa.; and grandchildren, Michael Loucks and Phyllis Loucks, both of Decatur.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959

Monte J. Lundberg
FORT WORTH -- Monte Joe Lundberg, 69, an Air Force chief job controller who retired in 1969, died Nov. 21 at home.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian. Burial: Meridian Cemetery.

Monte Joe Lundberg was born Jan. 7, 1927, in Waco. He lived in Fort Worth most of his life and in Meridian for several years before returning to Fort Worth. He served in the Air Force for 28 years.

Mr. Lundberg married Elizabeth Maberry on June 5, 1948. He was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael A. Lundberg, on Oct. 23, 1994.

Survivors: Wife, Elizabeth Lundberg of Fort Worth; daughter, Anita Louise Lundberg of Fort Worth; and three grandchildren.

Lawson Funeral Home
Meridian, (817) 435-2792

Pearl W. Meserole
EULESS -- Pearl W. Meserole, 81, a homemaker, died Wednesday at a Bedford hospital.

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

Pearl Meserole was born June 7, 1915, in Center.

Survivors: Husband, Frank H. Meserole of Euless; sons, Hunter Paul Meserole of Dallas, George and wife, Jana Meserole, of Colbert, Okla.; daughters, Mary Meserole of Euless, Genia and husband, Charles Logan, of Blue Ridge; several grand and great-grandchildren; extended family and many friends.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271

Luke D. Miller
BOYD -- Luke Dean Miller, 56, a Delta Airlines flight crew scheduler, died Tuesday in Breckenridge.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Christian- Hawkins Funeral Home. Burial: Boyd Cemetery.

Mr. Miller was born March 13, 1940, in Weed, N.M.

Survivors: Daughter, Julie Renee' Miller Blackman; mother, Gladys Alering; brother, Alton Miller; sisters, LaVern Howard, Gayla Edwards; and grandchildren, Jeremy Dean Hennessy, Derek Duane Miller, Stephen Daniel Miller, Leslie Paul Miller, David Allen Miller and Lacy Marie Miller.

Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home
Boyd, (817) 433-5310

Virginia Mitchell
WEATHERFORD -- Virginia Mitchell, 84, a homemaker, died Tuesday at home.

Memorial service: Pending.

Virginia Mitchell was born Aug. 4, 1912, in Cranston, R.I. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl R. Mitchell.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Joe Moore of Weatherford; stepsons and daughters-in-law, Carl and Elaine Mitchell of Massachusetts and George and Ida Mitchell of Alabama; stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Bernice and Clinton Baer of Massachusetts and Rena and John Cormier of Florida; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

White's Funeral Home
Weatherford, (817) 596-4811

Louise Pilcher
FORT WORTH -- Louise Pilcher, 94, a retired executive secretary for two oil companies, died Nov. 20 in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at University Christian Church.

Memorials: University Christian Church, Texas Christian University or Visiting Nurses Association of Texas.

A native of Greenville, Miss., Louise Pilcher attended Mississippi State College for Women. She came to Texas in 1921 and was transferred to Fort Worth in 1927 by the Pure Oil Co. She was a charter member of the Fort Worth Desk and Derrick Club and a member of Phi Eta Sorority. Later she served as a secretary in the public relations department at Texas Christian University.

She was a lifelong member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), having her membership in University Christian Church. She was also a charter member of South Hills Christian Church in Fort Worth.

She willed her body to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and her eyes to the Lions Club Eye Bank. She was loved by her family and many friends.

Survivors: Three nieces, Louise Marvin of Topeka, Kan., Sally Ann Kalar of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Linda Wassenich of Dallas; and nine great-nieces and great-nephews.

Burl Richardson
COVINGTON -- Burl Richardson, 65, a retired heavy equipment operator, died Wednesday in Hillsboro.

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

Mr. Richardson was born Feb. 3, 1931, in Fort Worth.

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

Corabel Sanders
BOWIE -- Corabel Sanders, 82, a homemaker, died Friday in Bowie.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Burgess- Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home. Burial: Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie.

Memorials: Hospice of Rural Texas, 1000 Lamb St,. Bowie, Texas 76230.

Corabel Sanders was born April 28, 1914, in Sunset.

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

Charles F. Thompson
FORT WORTH -- Charles Frank Thompson, 47, a truck driver and construction carpenter, died Thursday at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Smyrna Cemetery in Atlanta, Texas. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home.

Charles Thompson was born July 17, 1949, in Atlanta, Texas. He was preceded in death by his father, James F. Thompson, his grandfather, W.L. Thompson and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Watkins.

Survivors: Wife, Rene Thompson; children, Gabrielle, Christopher and Joe Thompson and Crystal Thompson Few; granddaughter, Kayla; mother, Catherine Brown of Rogers; brother, Tommy Thompson of Rogers; and sister, Nancy Norwine of Fort Worth.

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

Wanda J. Tolan
HURST -- Wanda Joy Tolan, 66, a warehouse clerk, died Sunday at home.

Funeral: Was Monday at Hurstview Baptist Church.

Wanda Tolan was born Jan. 22, 1930, in Electra. She was a member of Hurstview Baptist Church in Hurst.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Hugh Tolan, and her parents, Dewy and Myrtle Adams.

Special thank you to St. Joseph Community Hospice.

Survivors: Daughters, Laura S. Autrey and Gina R. Meadows; brothers, Richard Adams and Bobb Adams; sisters, Pauline Johnson and Kathryn Johnson; grandchildren, Rachel Autrey, Amie Autrey, Michael Meadows and Chante Daves; and faithful canine companions, Bear and Chichi.

Alonzo Funeral Home
2301 Ephriham Ave., 740-9091

Walter N. Westmoreland
WEATHERFORD -- Walter Neil Westmoreland, 82, a retired heavy equipment operator, died Tuesday at a Weatherford hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace First Presbyterian Church. Burial: East Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel.

Mr. Westmoreland was born April 23, 1914, in Elysian Fields.

Survivors: Wife, Billy Jean Westmoreland of Weatherford; sons, Billy Neil Westmoreland of Friendswood, Donis Lonzo Westmoreland of Weatherford; daughter, Wilna Jean Westmoreland of Weatherford; one brother; three sisters; and seven grandchildren.

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

Patrick J. Whitfill
FORT WORTH -- Patrick Whitfill, 51, died Wednesday at a Temple hospital.

Rosary: 5 p.m. Saturday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Burial: Woodbine Cemetery, Oceanport, N.J.

Patrick J. Whitfill was born April 4, 1945, in Fort Worth and graduated from Nolan High School. He was the son of the late William Arthur and Teresa O'Gorman Whitfill.

He began his career in the Army in the Electronic Command in June 1968. He was called to active duty in February 1969 and was commisioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the Army Signal Corps. He completed the Signal Officers Basic Course at Fort Gordon, Ga., and served in the Republic of Vietnam from February 1970 to February 1971. He served in many positions throughout his civilian career with the Army, including deputy project manager for Mobile Subscriber Equipment (MSE) and deputy director of the Logistics and Readiness Center of the Communications Electronics Command (CECOM). Mr. Whitfill had extensive exerience in logistics and total package fielding including an assignment as the deputy to the chief of the III Corps MSE Task Force, which managed the first fielding of MSE. At the time of his death, he was the director for readiness for CECOM and was responsible for managing the CECOM fielding program.

Mr. Whitfill's awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal and the Commanders Award for Civilian Service. He received his bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and a master of science in management science from Farleigh Dickinson University.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, William Arthur Jr., Rev. Robert Gregory and Michael John Whitfill.

Survivors: Wife, Virginia Whitfill; nephews and nieces, William A. III, Audrey Teresa, Mark Joseph, Michael John Jr. and Johanna Beth Whitfill and Ann Catherine Whitfill Moran and Rosmary Coyle; and two great-nieces.

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

Adam K. Wiginton
MANSFIELD -- Adam Keith Wiginton, a newborn, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday in Grandview Cemetery.

Adam Wiginton was born Nov. 27, 1996.

Survivors: Parents, Bobby and Angelia Wiginton; grandparents, Glen and Mollie Wiginton, all of Mansfield, Jodie and Evelyn Gore of Lufkin, Sherry and Robert Bennett of Mansfield; and great- grandparents, Jimmie and Marie Robertson of Arlington, Gene and Geneva Bedrick of Cartwright, Okla., James and Shirley Martin of Mansfield, Thelma Hagen of Emory and Mollie Allcorn of Mansfield.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555

Charles E. Winters
FORT WORTH -- Charles Eugene Winters, 72, an educator, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Stroud Cemetery in Tolar.

Memorials: Western Hills Church of Christ, 8800 Chapin Road, Fort Worth 76116.

Charles Eugene Winters was born June 1, 1924, in Fort Worth.

Charles Eugene Winters was an educator who taught in the public schools and at the University of Texas at Arlington.

He was a Fort Worth native and lived in Monahans, Arlington, Tolar and Fort Worth. He was an active member of the World War II veterans of the 100th Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force based in England. He flew 30 bombing missions over Germany.

His most recognized accomplishment is the closeness he had with an infinite number of new and longtime friends.

He was a member of the Western Hills Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by a son, John Winters, and a sister, Sue Morris, of Odessa.

Survivors: Wife, Nell Jernigan Winters of Fort Worth; sons, Dr. Charles E. Winters Jr. of Granbury and Leonard Ray Winters of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brother, Rayford Winters of Tulsa, Okla.; grandchildren, Greg and Kevin Winters of Granbury; great-grandchildren, Victoria Winters, Emily Winters and Justin Montez, all of Granbury.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Jeffie Wynn
JOSHUA -- Jeffie Wynn, 85, a homemaker, died Thursday at a Burleson nursing home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Johnson Station Cemetery in Arlington.

Jeffie Wynn was born April 8, 1911, in Grand Saline.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ermon Wynn, and a daughter, Syble Stanford.

Survivors: Son, E.C. Wynn Jr. of Fort Worth; daughter, Doris Phillips of Joshua; seven grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild.

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

Tom D. Zachary
ST. GEORGE, Utah -- Tom D. Zachary, 44, owner and operator of Target Marketing, died Saturday in St. George, Utah.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Baggerley Funeral Home in Edmond, Okla. Burial: Luther Cemetery in Luther, Okla.

Tom Zachary was born July 29, 1952, in Waynesville, Mo.

He moved to St. George about 11 years ago. Since then, the family has moved back and forth between Fort Worth and St. George. He was the owner and operator of Target Marketing, a consulting firm. Tom had lived in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla., also Hawaii, where he attended the University of Hawaii; Fort Worth, where he was a public safety officer for the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport; and Waxahachie, where he worked in construction and St. George.

Tom was famous for his barbecue, his stories and his gracious heart. He collected hand-tied trout flies, hand painted porcelain houses, and coins and stamps, and more important, friends, due to his love for people. Tom was active in the Assembly of God Church. He walked with God. Scripture, II Timothy 4:7-8, "I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness."

Survivors: Wife, Rebekah T. Zachary; sons, Thomas Dale Zachary and Timothy Donahue Zachary, all of St. George, Utah; parents, Thomas and Elnora Zachary of Fort Worth; sisters, Mrs. Allan "Nora" Coon of Fort Worth and Mrs. Joel "Dawn" Robinson of Seattle, Wash.

Baggerley Funeral Home
Edmond, Okla., (405) 341-3737

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