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Published Nov. 30, 1996

Mary L. Alcoze 

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Mary Alcoze was born Aug. 25, 1945, in Alameda, Calif. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Lodge 125 and Lady Shriners.

Survivors: Husband, Bea W. Alcoze of Fort Worth; daughters, Lucky Sudderth of Fort Worth and Rebecca Deist of Alvarado; stepson, Bea Alcoze III of Colorado; stepdaughter, Sondra Coin of Fort Worth; sister, Rebecca Anthony of Fort Worth; four grandchildren, Candace, Brandi, Brittany and Amber; and one great-grandchild, Alexes.

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

Faye Alexander
WEATHERFORD -- Faye Alexander, 76, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Weatherford hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel. Burial: Memory Gardens.

Faye Alexander was born Oct. 15, 1920, in Weatherford.

Survivors: Husband, Robert "Alex" Alexander of Weatherford; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Ray Rumfield; brother, Woodrow Claunch of Weatherford; sister, Marie Mason of Birmingham, Ala.; and grandson, Ray Rumfield Jr. of Dallas.

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

Glenn Allsup
FORT WORTH -- Glenn Allsup, 87, a retired self-employed restaurant and hardware business owner, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Glenn Allsup was born Dec. 9, 1908, in Dexter, Iowa. The Allsups made their home in Colfax, Iowa, where they owned Allsup's Hardware from 1938 to 1965. Mr. Allsup served as president of the Iowa Retail Hardware Association in 1962.

In 1965, Mr. Allsup and his family moved to Cleburne, where he was associated with Gibson's Discount Center and San Mar and Redwood restaurants. He was also associated with the C&B Restaurant in Grandview.

Mr. Allsup was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Ruth; one grandson, Gary Lee Allsup; and son-in-law, Bob Kuhrt.

Survivors: Son, Richard Allsup of Fort Worth; daughter, Carolyn Sue Kuhrt of Nacogdoches; brother, Ernest Allsup of Winterset, Iowa; sisters, Bernice Smith of Newton, Iowa, and Edna Algreen of Iowa; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Cleburne, (817) 558-2322

Dee Atwood
FORT WORTH -- Dee Atwood, 78, a real estate owner, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Dee Atwood was born June 16, 1918, in Fort Worth and was a lifelong resident. He was former owner of the Ellison Building in downtown Fort Worth.

Mr. Atwood was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army.

Survivors: Wife of 57 years, Evelyn Atwood of Fort Worth; sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Kris Atwood of Fort Worth and Dick and Grace Atwood of Colleyville; brother, George Atwood of Aledo; and granddaughter, Cassie Atwood of Colleyville.

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

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. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

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

Jane Bolton
FORT WORTH -- Jane Bolton, 59, a homemaker, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Memorials: Charity of choice.

Jane Bolton was born Aug. 21, 1937, in Falls County, Texas.

Survivors: Husband, James Bolton of Fort Worth; sons, Bobby Lee Bolton of Burleson and Andrew Bolton of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren; and a very close friend, Nadine Jones of Fort Worth.

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

Thelma Brawner
FORT WORTH -- Thelma Brawner, 79, a mother, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: Was at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne. Pallbearers: Marcus Cafaro, Allen Baumgardner, Domenic Cafaro and Mark Ballard.

Memorials: Alzheimer's Association.

Thelma Brawner was born Dec. 13, 1916, in Tecumseh, Okla. She was a member of First Christian Church of Baytown, Texas. She was president of PTA City Council. She designed costumes for the Baytown Little Theater and Starr School of Dance. She was an artist and AAU swim team coach.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl N. Brawner.

Survivors: Daughters, Carlene Brawner Cafaro of Arlington and Sandra Lyn Brawner Ballard and her husband, Mark, of Fort Worth; stepsister, Dora Jones of Ingram; and grandchildren, Steffani Baumgardner, Marcus Cafaro and Holly Ballard.

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

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. today in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today.

Joe M. Buitron Sr. 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 an Air Force veteran.

Survivors: Wife, Josephine Q. Buitron of Hurst; sons, Joe M. and Gloria Buitron Jr. of Hurst, Jessie and Karin Buitron of Euless, Ray 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

Marchessa W. Clarke
ARLINGTON -- Marchessa Witte Clarke, 45, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Arlington.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. today at Moore Funeral Home. Inurnment: at a later date.

Marchessa Clarke was born Dec. 6, 1950, in St. Louis, Mo.

Survivors: Husband, Terry Clarke of Arlington; son, Robert Clarke of Arlington; daughter, Dora and her husband, Juan De La Cruz, of Arlington; father, Ralph Witte of Fort Worth; brothers, Delbert Witte of Godley and Russell Witte of Arlington; and sister, Clara Witte of Oklahoma.

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

Timothy W. Cobb
BRIDGEPORT -- Timothy Wayland Cobb, 19, a student, died Thursday at a Decatur hospital.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. today in Paradise Cemetery.

Timothy Cobb was born Sept. 28, 1977, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Parents, David and Sandy Cobb of Bridgeport and Marla Joyce Torres of Bowie; brother, Jason Cobb of Bridgeport; sister, Francis Strain of Bowie; grandparents, John and Betty Cobb of Paradise, Marvin Mercer of Chico and Elaine Mercer of Bridgeport; and great-grandparent, Elsie Brown of Bridgeport.

Hawkins Funeral Home
Bridgeport, (817) 683-2211

Sylvia G. Compton
WEATHERFORD -- Sylvia Gladys Compton, 92, a homemaker, died Wednesday at a Weatherford nursing center.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday in Oakwood Cemetery in Milan, Mo.

Sylvia Compton was born March 18, 1904, in Sullivan County, Mo.

Survivors: Son, Jimmy and Margaret Compton of Weatherford; and nephew, Roy Lee Carmack of Missouri.

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

Robert J. Cottingim
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Robert Joe Cottingim, 71, a retired production control employee, died Wednesday at a hospital.

Memorial service: None.

Robert Cottingim was born Oct. 23, 1925, in Tulsa, Okla.

Survivors: Wife, Christine Cottingim; sons, Mark Cottingim, Jacque Cottingim and Tim Cottingim; brothers, Harold Cottingim, Tommy Cottingim and David Cottingim; sister, Eleanor Thiesen; 10 grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

Elvin Crouch
ITASCA -- Elvin Crouch, 83, a farmer, died Friday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Itasca Church of Christ in Itasca. Burial: Itasca Cemetery.

Elvin Crouch was born Dec. 28, 1912, in Johnson County, Texas.

Clayton Kay Funeral Home
Itasca, (817) 687-2371

Johnny Dees
KELLEER -- Johnny Dees, 75, a flight engineer, died Friday at a care center.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Monday in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Johnny Dees was born May 23, 1921, in Coolidge. He was a World War II veteran and a flight engineer with American Airlines for 51 years.

Mr. Dees was a member of Oakhurst United Methodist Church, Riverside Masonic Lodge and FEIA.

Survivors: Wife, Donna Dees of Keller; sons, Sid Dees of Haslet and David Dees of Colleyville; daughter, Kay Dawson of Haslet; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

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

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

Funeral: 11 a.m. today 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

Tina Dowell
MCKINNEY -- Tina Mae Milligan Dowell, 90, a homemaker, died Thursday in Dallas.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at First Christian Church in McKinney. Burial: Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen. Visitation: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in McKinney.

Memorials: First Christian Church of McKinney or Juliet Fowler Homes of Dallas.

Tina Mae Milligan Dowell was born Feb. 28, 1906, in Collin County. She was the granddaughter of William and Liza Milligan, pioneer settlers of Collin County who came to Texas in 1856 and settled in what has since been known as the Milligan community. Many of the early leaders of Collin County were educated in the Milligan School.

After being raised in Collin County, Tina Mae Milligan Dowell lived and worked for a brief time in Houston, Texas, before returning to McKinney, following her marriage to Clifton Enders Dowell Sr. on Dec. 27, 1930.

She was a devoted wife, mother, homemaker and friend, and was a dedicated church and community leader. She served as president of the Christian Women's Fellowship and the Jeanne d'Arc Club of McKinney, and was instrumental in establishing the United Day Nursery School, serving for many years on its board of directors. She was active in numerous church activities, sang in the church choir and faithfully served as a church school teacher. She enjoyed reading, painting, gardening and studying the Bible.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Enders Dowell Sr.; her parents, Charles E. Milligan and Mattie Burrus Smith Milligan; brothers, Ben Milligan, Lawrence Milligan, Charles Milligan and M.W. "Bunt" Milligan; and sisters, Ruth Milligan Reynolds and Winnie Milligan Simerly.

Survivors: Sons, Dr. Clifton Enders Dowell of Madison, Wis., the Rev. Charles Patterson Dowell of Fort Worth and the Rev. Edward Lawrence Dowell of Dallas; sister, Alyne Milligan Palumbo of Houston; grandchildren, Mark Edward Dowell, David Scott Dowell, Donald Patterson Dowell, Charles Darren Dowell, David Collin Dowell, Christopher Lee Dowell and Susan Chapman Dowell; and four great-grandchildren.

McKinney, (214) 542-2601

Bonnie L. Engel
FORT WORTH -- Bonnie Louise Engel, 86, a retired apartment manager, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. today at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville.

Memorials: Parkinson's Foundation, in lieu of flowers.

Bonnie Louise Engel was born June 26, 1910, in Monmouth, Ill.

Survivors: Daughter, LouAnn Hart of Fort Worth; brother, Bob Carr and his wife, Helen, of Bloomington, Ill.; grandchildren, Kim Fennema of Grapevine, Scot Patterson of Austin and Bobby Engel of Chatham, Ill.; great-grand- children, Ryan Fennema and Chip Fennema, both of Grapevine; nephew, Stephen Carr of Bloomington, Ill.; and lifelong family friend, Ann Louise Reisch of Springfield, Ill.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Benny Finch
GAINESVILLE -- Benny "Button" Finch, 33, a machinist, died Nov. 26 at a Gainesville hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Clement- Keel Funeral Home. Burial: Fairview Cemetery.

Benny Finch was born Dec. 15, 1962, in Gainesville.

Clement-Keel Funeral Home
Gainesville, (817) 665-4341

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

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

Arthur Augustus 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 Postal Service in Fort Worth 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 Riddle- sperger 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

Victoria V. Harrison
BURLESON -- Victoria V. Harrison, 91, a homemaker, died Wednesday at a Burleson nursing home.

Funeral: Was at 2 p.m. Friday at Southside Baptist Church in Granbury. Burial: Granbury Cemetery. The Rev. Wayne Shuffield and the Rev. Ellis officiated.

Victoria V. Harrison, a descendant of Texas pioneers, was born Oct. 11, 1905, in Burnet County, Texas, to M.M. Snow and Purleen Guthrie Snow. She was the eldest of 11 children. When she was 19, she married Clyde C. Harrison, who preceded her in death in 1971, after 46 years of marriage and the birth of seven children. She loved the Lord and was a lifelong Baptist.

She was a wonderful mother and all her children and grandchildren will miss her.

Survivors: Sons, Arlie Harrison of Port O'Connor and Hollis Harrison of Crowley; daughters, Lois Brown of Agnes, Yvonne Holdeness of Beckville, Elouise Blackwell of Burleson and Dorothy Keith of Springtown; brother, Isaac Snow of Altus, Okla.; sisters, Annie Green of Yoakum, Texas, Willie Hinton, Eva Lester and Allie Reynolds, all of Cleburne, and Katherine Cress of Campbell; 16 grandchildren, 20 great- grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren.

Martin's Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-1154

Josephine M. Helmke
FORT WORTH -- Josephine "Jody" Mouer Helmke, 80, a homemaker and co-owner of J&H Kiln and Ceramic, died Wednesday in Houston while visiting there.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday in Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: begins at noon today, until service time.

Memorials: American Heart Association and American Lung Association.

Josephine "Jody" Mouer Helmke was born April 7, 1916, in Cleburne and moved to Fort Worth in 1924. She graduated from Central High School in 1934 and was married to Harold C. Helmke in 1935. She was a homemaker and mother until 1963, when Jody and Harold started J&H Kiln and Ceramic.

Mrs. Helmke was a member of River Oaks Baptist Church and the Ceramic Art Guild.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Harold Helmke, in July 1996.

Survivors: Son, Thomas C. Helmke of Livingston; daughters, Carlene Shibley of Houston and Judy Hubbard and Roxann Mays, both of Fort Worth; brother, David Mouer of Las Vegas; sisters, Leora Baker of Fort Worth and Bettye Baker of Houston; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Glenn C. Jones Sr.
PROCTOR -- Glenn C. Jones Sr., 64, a retired lumberyard manager for W.F. & J.F. Barnes Co. in Dilley, Texas, died Thursday at a De Leon nursing home.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Sunday in Sipe Springs Cemetery.

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

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

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Jessie D. Kimbrough was born March 21, 1913. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Dritschler.

Survivors: Sons, Bill Kimbrough and Michael Kimbrough, both of Fort Worth; daughters, Carolyn Lunsford, Robbie Jones and 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

Dorothy M. Lewis
FORT WORTH -- Dorothy Mae Lewis, 75, a retired nurse, died Thursday at a Fort Worth nursing home.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. today in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Dorothy Lewis was born May 11, 1921, in Fort Worth. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Fort Worth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Calton Lewis.

Survivors: Sons, Larry Calton Lewis and Bill Lewis, both of Fort Worth, and Ronald Lewis of Wise County; daughters, Sarah Vanek of Fort Worth and Wynndie Crowley of Joshua; sister, Eunice Windle of Fort Worth; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Herbert C. Manning
FORT WORTH -- Herbert C. Manning, 79, a retired lawyer, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth. Burial: private. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Honorary pallbearers: William B. Edwards, Kirk Manning, Hilton Ray, Marc C. Lawrence, R.E. Haubold, William P. Warner, James H. Brown, George A. Meihaus, Robert L. Bowen, J.G. Bradley, Charles Campbell, William W. Collins Jr., Terry K. Dunlap, John Richards, Robert H. Pearson, Robert Thompson, Jack Morris, Terrell Small, Tom Phillips, Joe Ambrose, John H. James and Richard Griffith.

Memorials: First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth; or the Presbyterian Night Shelter, 1000 Penn St., Fort Worth, Texas 76102.

Herbert C. Manning was born Sept. 10, 1917, in Bonamy, La. He graduated from Sam Houston State College in 1938 and then attended the University of Texas Law School until 1942, when he entered the Navy as a gunnery officer. He served principally in the Mediterranean campaign as staff gunnery officer for the commander of the U.S. 8th Amphibious Landing Force. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Legion of Merit and the Legion of Merit Legionnaire for his part in amphibious landing operations in Sicily, Salerno, Anzio and southern France.

After leaving the military with the rank of lieutenant commander, he re-entered the University of Texas and graduated in 1947. He then served as a law clerk in the Texas Attorney General's Office before being hired by Gulf Oil Corp. He worked in Gulf's legal department in Houston from 1947 to 1953, when he was transferred to Gulf Oil corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh. He advanced to the rank of vice president and corporate secretary before being transferred to London in 1977.

From London, he served in part as legal representative to the Iranian consortium of oil producers before retiring in 1981.

He and his wife, Virginia, moved to Fort Worth upon retiring and were members of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth, River Crest Country Club and the Petroleum Club.

Survivors: Wife, Virginia Manning of Fort Worth; sons, Scott Manning and his wife, Jean, of Seattle, Wash.; daughters, Carol Lammers and her husband, Don, of Dallas and Susan Hamilton and her husband, Gary, of Denver, Colo.; brother, Charles Nelms Manning of Scientist Cliffs, Md.; and grandchildren, Lisa and Michael Lammers of Dallas, Rebecca Manning of Seattle and Nick, David and Michelle Hamilton of Denver.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Ruth M. McAdams
KEENE -- Ruth Marie McAdams, 85, a retired executive secretary and church administrator, died Wednesday in Bellaire, Texas.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church in Keene. Burial: Keene Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Ruth McAdams was born Jan. 13, 1911, in Kansas City, Mo.

Memorials: Danial A. and Ruth M. McAdams Scholarship Fund at Southwestern Adventist University in Keene.

Survivors: Sons, David McAdams of Dayton, Md., and Donald McAdams of Bellaire; daughter, Evelyn Franz of Upland, Calif.; sister, Leatha Limerick of Buffalo, Mo.; and five grandchildren.

Cleburne, (817) 558-2322

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

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

Luke Dean Miller was born March 13, 1940, in Weed, N.M. He was the owner of Miller Homestead in Cooper Landing, Alaska. He was a very avid outdoorsman.

Survivors: Sons, Stephen Dean Miller and James Duane Miller; 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

Vernon L. Moddrell
WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Vernon L. Moddrell, 78, a salesman for United Medical laboratories, died Wednesday at a Walla Walla hospital.

Funeral: Was Friday at Walla Walla City Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastors Rick Bowes and Mark Etchell officiates.

Vernon L. Moddrell was born Sept. 30, 1918, in Jerosa, Colo., to Jesse and Lela Sims Moddrell. He moved to Walla Walla in July 1990 from Fort Worth, where he had lived since 1960. While in Fort Worth, Mr. Moddrell was self-employed in a storm window-door business, Maude's Windows and Doors. He also worked in auto leasing and sales. He made everyone around him happy, and loved life so very much.

He was a member of Walla Walla City Seventh-day Adventist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Murel Moddrell.

Survivors: Wife, Carol D. Moddrell of Walla Walla; daughter, Gwen Moddrell, M.D., of Martinez, Ga.; sons, C. Murel "Moe" Moddrell of Arcadia, Okla., and Gary Moddrell and wife, Bonnie, of Edmond, Okla.; four step daughters, Christine Ezell and her husband, Rob, of Waitsburg, Wash., Carleen Leavitt of Walla Walla, Carolyn Wood of College Place and Connie Vo and husband, Tony, of West Richland, Wash.; sister, Paulene Barnett and her husband, Doyle, of College Place, Wash.; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a niece and a nephew.

Mountain View Funeral Chapel
Walla, Walla, Wash. (509) 525-3397

Barbara Montgomery
GRAPEVINE -- Barbara Ann Bergener Montgomery, 56, an accounts payable employee with J.C. Penney, died Wednesday at home.

Graveside service: Was 1 p.m. Friday in Grapevine Cemetery.

Barbara Montgomery was born May 28, 1940, in Fort Smith, Ark. Mrs. Montgomery, a longtime J.C. Penney employee, died Nov. 27, 1996, at home with her family and puppy dogs after a long illness with cancer.

She was preceded in death by her father, Dr. Karl L. Bergener; her mother, Janece M. Bergener; and her infant son, Claud Benion Montgomery Jr.

Survivors: Husband, Claud B. Montgomery; brothers, Charles L. Bergener of Kansas City, Kan., Robert T. Bergener of Carbondale, Colo., John J. Bergener of Roswell, N.M., and Stephen M. Bergener of Houston; and sisters, Jane Andrews of Roswell, Elizabeth Franchini of Albuquerque, N.M., Teresa Reddoch of Farmington, N.M., Karla Church of Oregon and Martha Banning of Phoenix, Ariz.

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

Ruby E. Parsons
FORT WORTH -- Ruby Evelyn Parsons, 85, a retired floral designer, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Ruby Parsons was born March 27, 1911, in Fort Worth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Elry Parsons.

Survivors: Sister, Roberta Wilcox Hungerford of Fort Worth; and several nephews.

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

Adrienne R. Reid
FORT WORTH -- Adrienne Raquel Reid, 27, a Kroger Food Store cashier, died Nov. 22 in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. today in Sunhill Cemetery in Valdosta, Ga.

Adrienne Raquel Reid was born Nov. 10, 1969, in Valdosta.

Survivors: Sons, Steven Murphy and Darron Berry, both of Fort Worth; daughters, Brittany Reid of Fort Worth and Nikitta Sullivan of Valdosta; father, John Reid of Fort Worth; mother, Florence Reid of Valdosta; brother, John Reid of Fort Worth; and grandparent, Coretha Bryant of Valdosta.

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

Junior Riddle
GRANBURY -- Junior Riddle, 70, a farmer, died Tuesday at a Marlin hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Wiley Funeral Home. Burial: Long Creek Cemetery in Hood County.

Junior Riddle was born Sept. 24, 1926, in Parker County. He was a member of Temple Hall United Methodist Church and Lake Granbury American Legion Post No. 491.

Survivors: Wife, Katie Riddle of Granbury; sons, Rusty Riddle of Weatherford and Wade Riddle of Tolar; daughters, Rita Benson and Joni Moran, both of Granbury; stepsons, Jerry Porter of Granbury and Terry Porter of Fort Worth; sister, Martha Shackelford of Weatherford; and 14 grandchildren.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000

Vivian R. Shuffler
KAUFMAN -- Vivian R. Shuffler, 92, a homemaker, died Thursday in Kaufman.

Funeral: 4 p.m. today at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Vivian R. Shuffler was born Nov. 14, 1904, in New Harp.

Survivors: Daughters, Wanda Uselton of Kaufman and Phyllis Becker of Lindale; brother, Martin Rice of Boyd; sisters, Cletys Worthen of Bowie, Melissa Rowe of Electra and Adele Ross of Wichita Falls; grandchildren, Venetia Hendricks of Waco, Jerry Griggs Jr. of Dallas, Jan Bedford of Burleson, Glynis Hartwig of Houston and Jim Uselton of Grand Prairie; and 10 great- grandchildren.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Billy J. Stewart
PARADISE -- Billy Joe "Bill" Stewart, 52, owner of Bill Stewart & Associates Inc., died Thursday.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. today at Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home in Irving. Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Gish Funeral Home in Frederick, Okla. Burial: Frederick Memorial Cemetery in Frederick, Okla., near his grandparents, Paul and Catherine Lopez, who preceded him in death.

Billy Stewart was born July 17, 1944, in Frederick, the son of Frank and Juanita Lopez Stewart. Bill was loved and respected by his family, friends and professional peers. He married Joyce Adams in 1993 and they made their home in Paradise. Bill completed his education in the Frederick schools and worked for many years in the oil field specialty tools business. Two years ago, he formed his own business with a partner, Raoul Favre, in Comodoro, Argentina, supplying the oil industry there. He was in Argentina on a business trip when he fell ill and died while being transported to a Fort Worth hospital. Bill will be sorely missed by all.

Survivors: Wife, Joyce; stepdaughters, Jocelyn Adams and Jennifer Alsobrook; granddaughter, Madison Alsobrook; mother, Juanita Stewart Garza and stepfather, Martin Garza, of Frederick; stepmother, Jo Stewart of Tulsa, Okla.; sister, Frances Lee Hughes of Irving; brothers, Ellie of San Antonio, Frank of Irving and Kenneth of Texarkana, Texas; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home
Irving, (972) 579-1313

Tom A. Stockton
DUBLIN -- Tom A. "Johnny" Stockton, 80, a retired chef, died Friday at a Hico nursing home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Sunday in East Memorial Cemetery.

Tom A. "Johnny" Stockton was born Dec. 23, 1915, in Paducah. He was a World War II veteran and a member of American Legion Post 240.

Survivors: Wife, Becky Stockton; daughters, Ann Burleson of Hico and Tommie Sue Rhodes of Granbury; brothers, John James Stockton of Midland, T.C. Stockton of Fort Worth and David M. Stockton of Diamond Springs, Calif.; sister, Mary Ann Stockton of Corpus Christi; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161

Jeffrey Travis
ARLINGTON -- Jeffrey Travis, 39, a salesman, died Wednesday at his home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Burial: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Jeffrey Travis was born Aug. 2, 1957, in Fort Worth and had lived in the Fort Worth area all his life.

Survivors: Parents, Oran and Frances Travis of Fort Worth; brother and sister- in-law, Mark Alan and Zelda Travis of Fort Worth; aunts and uncles, Annette and R.L. Fain of Port O'Connor and Glenn and Norma Travis of California; and nine cousins.

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

Rosie A. Whetstone
MINERAL WELLS -- Rosie Alice Whetstone, 96, a homemaker, died Thursday at a Mineral Wells hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Baum- Carlock-Bumgardner. Burial: Memory Gardens Memorial Park.

Rosie Alice Whetstone was born Aug. 24, 1900, in Mineral Wells.

Mineral Wells, (817) 325-4422

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

Rosary: 5 p.m. today at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Dec. 4 at Fort Monmouth Post Chapel in Fort Monmouth, N.J. Officiating: the Rev. Frank Valentino. Graveside service with military honors: 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 commissioned as a second 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 readiness director 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., the 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

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

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. today 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. He was an educator who taught in the public schools and at the University of Texas at Arlington.

He 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.

Mr. Winters was a member of 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; and great-grandchildren, Victoria Winters, Emily Winters and Justin Montez, all of Granbury.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Gene R. Woerner
FORT WORTH -- Gene Ross Woerner, 80, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Memorial service: 1:30 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church. Officiating: Dr. Wayne Day and Dr. Ervin Gathings. Burial: private.

Gene Woerner was born Aug. 26, 1916, in Allardt, Tenn. She was a Fort Worth resident for 45 years. She was active in many areas, including First United Methodist Church, the Twosome Class, Women's Haven and the Red Cross.

Survivors: Husband of 51 years, Fred R. Woerner of Fort Worth; son, Roger Ross Woerner of Burleson; grandchildren, Timothy Ross Woerner and Benjamin Todd Woerner of Burleson; brothers, Ralph Ross of Kingsport, Tenn., and Tom Ross of Crofton, Ky.; sister, Helen Ross; and nephews and nieces, Betsy (Mrs. Charles) Ritzel, Scott Ross, Ross Runyon and Jennie (Mrs. Joseph) Scaling.

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

Mary J. Young
GRANBURY -- Mary Jane Young, 79, who was employed as a bookkeeper and also in retail sales, died Friday in Granbury.

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

Mary Jane Young was born Oct. 13, 1917, in Morgan County, Ala.

Martin's Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-1154

Simon W. Zink
ALVARADO -- Simon W. Zink, 69, a retired carpenter, died Nov. 26 at a Cleburne hospital.

Memorial service: 4 p.m. Wednesday at Clayton Kay Funeral Home in Alvarado.

Simon Zink was born Sept. 13, 1927, in Winterset, Iowa.

Clayton Kay Funeral Home
Alvarado, (817) 783-3062

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