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Larry J. Arnwine
FORT WORTH -- Larry Jack Arnwine, 39, a maintenance man for Layton Manor Apartments in Haltom City, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at White's Funeral Home Chapel in Azle. Burial: Springtown Cemetery in Springtown. Visitation: Noon to 9 tonight and 8 a.m. to funeral time Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Arnwine was born Nov. 2, 1957, in Carlsbad, N.M. and was a lifelong resident of Fort Worth.

Survivors: Parents, Jack and Peggy Arnwine of Saginaw; two sisters, Deborah Loftis of Saginaw and Ginger Bussey of Saginaw; grandmother, Hattie Thomas of Springtown; and numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211
 

Douglas S. Bishop
FORT WORTH -- Douglas Scott "Mr. Duke" Bishop, 27, with Transitional Technology work shop in Bedford, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Monday at Moore Funeral Home. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Bishop was born Dec. Dec. 16, 1968, in Kansas City, Mo.

He worked with Transitional Technology in Bedford for two years.

Survivors: Mother, Marilyn Bowser of Arlington; father, Mike Bishop of Albuquerque, N.M.; sister, Teresa Lynn Shupee of Independence, Mo.; uncle, Jim Bishop of Buckner, Mo., three aunts, Gwen Briggs of Kansas City, Mo., Carolyn Lawson of Less Summit, Mo., Marcia Hunter of Mesquite; nephew, Christoper Michael Bishop of Independence, Mo; numerus cousins; and four friends, Bob Johnson, Jerrie Pendley, Judy Cimo and Sandi Grossman.

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

W.C. Blankenship
LIPAN -- W.C. "Bill" Blankenship, 75, a retired painter, died Friday in Lipan.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday at Allison Cemetery, Lipan. Visitation: 1 to 9 today at Martin's Funeral Home, Granbury.

W.C. Blankenship was born April 27, 1921, in Mart.

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

D. Nathan Brown
GRAND PRAIRIE -- D. Nathan Brown, 44, a helicopter pilot, died Thursday in a helicopter crash southeast of Galveston.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Biggers Funeral Home. Burial: Pope Cemetery in Wise County. Visitation: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Navy Relief Fund or American Red Cross.

D. Nathan Brown, a major in the Marine Corp Reserves and helicopter pilot for Petroleum Helicopter Inc., was born Dec. 11, 1951, in Portland, Ore. He had been a resident of Grand Prairie since 1990. He was a 1968 graduate of Hillsboro High, attended Harding University and graduated from Texas Wesleyan University.

During his 19 1/2 years of military service, he served tours of duty in Vietnam, was a flight instructor for the HMT 301st. and was a pilot in the HMX 1 Presidential Squadron during the terms for Presidents Reagan and Bush. Most recently, he was assigned to the MAG 41st reserve unit at NAS-Fort Worth, JRB.

Survivors: Wife, Debbie Brown of Grand Prairie; daughters, Jennifer Brown of Laguna Niguel, Calif., and Kristi Brown of Albuquerque, N.M.; mother, Alice Brown Waggoner of Decatur; brother, Layton Brown of Watauga; sister, Lexie Turner of Riverdale, Ga.; and grandparent, Mildred Haney of Azle.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341
 

Mattie L. Byrd
FORT WORTH -- Mattie Lee Byrd, 77, a homemaker, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital,

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Rosary: 7 p.m. Monday.

Mattie Byrd was born June 5, 1919, in Marshall.

She was preceded in death by parents, John Simmons and Betty Wells Simmons.

Survivors: Husband, Sam Byrd of Fort Worth; daughter, Aretha, and her husband, Ernest Cox Sr. of Fort Worth; and grandchildren, Tyica Cox and David Cox.

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

William L. Calvert
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- William L. "Bill" Calvert, 68, a retired salesman for Linen Supply Company, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lucas Funeral Home, Fort Worth. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Calvert was born May 24, 1928, in Fort Worth.

Memorials: Diabetes Foundation.

He was a lifelong resident of Tarrant County. He was employed by Johnson Linen Company 40 years. After retirement, he was in sales in Big and Tall Men's Clothing. He was a member of Riverside Masonic Lodge.

Survivors: Wife, Marie Calvert of North Richland Hills; daughter, Barbara Green and son-in-law, John, of Plano; sisters, Lounell Robinson of Arlington, Marion Fouquette of San Diego, Calif; grandchildren, Debbie Parker of Allen, Greg Green of Lubbock, John Green Jr. of Plano; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Carrie E. Carr
DESDEMONA -- Carrie Ella Carr, 89, a homemaker, died Friday at home.

Funeral: 3 p.m. today at Desdemona Church of Christ. Burial: Desdemona Cemetery.

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

Stella T. Casburn
GRAHAM -- Stella T. Casburn, 90, a homemaker, died Friday at a Graham care center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Morrison Funeral Home. Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery in Graham.

Stella Casburn was born Feb. 1, 1906, in Jean.

Morrison Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-2121
 

Hazel W. Comer
FORT WORTH -- Hazel Word Comer, a homemaker, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Arlington Funeral Home. Burial: Laurel Land, Fort Worth. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at Arlington Funeral Home.

She was a longtime resident of Fort Worth and a longtime resident of Houston. She loved gardening.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, C.W. Word, and was the widow of L. J. "Tiny" Comer.

Survivors: Daughters and sons-in- law, Dixie and Steve Cejka of Humble and Carolyn and Leslie Guess of Arlington; sisters, Ola Mae Finley of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Hilda Huggs and Octavia Finley, both of Crossett, Ark.; grandchildren, Cathy Kruppa and Steven Cejka, both of Houston, and Michelle Bratton of Arlington; and five great-grandchildren.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

John L. Crawford
FORT WORTH -- John L. Crawford, 60, a retired machinist for General Dynamics, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home, Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

John Crawford was born March 25, 1936, in Kansas City, Mo. He was an Air Force veteran. He retired from GD after 29 years of service.

Survivors: Wife, Thelma Crawford of Fort Worth; daughters, Cheryl Pettyjohn of Texarkana, Texas, and Tina Espinosa and Lisa Crawford, both of Fort Worth; brothers, George Crawford of Tucson, Ariz., and Albert Crawford of Wichita, Kan.; sisters, Pearl Sue Stansbury of Wichita, Kan., Judy Grise of Portsmouth, R.I., and Virginia Hoffman of Wichita, Kan.; and five grandchildren.

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

Milton Davis
COLLEYVILLE -- Milton "Babe" Davis, 85, a retired truck driver, died Saturday at a Hurst nursing home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at J.E. Foust Funeral Chapel. Burial: Oak Grove Memorial Cemetery in Irving. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Davis was born Jan. 15, 1911, in Roxton. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Colleyville. He was also a member of Irving Masonic Lodge.

Survivors: Wife of 64 years, Irene Davis of North Richland Hills; nieces and nephews, Nelda Benoit of Arlington, Virginia Jenkins of Carlsbad, N.M., John Ann Davis and Cleon Crossland, both of Irving, Norma Tessmer and L.G. Martin, both of Dallas, Ellan Milligan of Houston, Fay Rene Michael of Mesquite, Jane Tallent of Ovilla, Gene Kirby of Garland, H.V. Martin of Wimberly and Jerry Davis of Campbell; and a host of friends and relatives.

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

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

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

Johnny Dees was born May 23, 1921, in Coolidge. He was a World War II veteran and a professional 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
 

Oleta M. Dodson
ARLINGTON -- Oleta Marie Dodson, 84, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died Saturday in Arlington.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills, Colleyville. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Oleta Dodson was born Jan. 24, 1912, in Stephenville. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Euless.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Dodson, and a son, Joel Raymond Dodson.

Survivors: Sons, Charles Richard Dodson and his wife, Ethel, of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Archie Duane Dodson of Corpus Christi; daughters, Joy Moore and her husband, Forrest, and Leona Roland and her husband, Terry, all of Arlington, Nancy Isbell of Waco, Floy Robinson and her husband, Jerry, of Euless, and Linda Dees and her husband, Sid, of Haslett; sisters, Frances Spring, Mary Kelly and Louise Joiner, all of Arlington, and Gina Brown of Austin; 25 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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

Ralph D. Foskett Jr.
MINERAL WELLS -- Ralph Davis Foskett Jr., 73, a machinist, died Friday in Mineral Wells.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday at Woodland Park Cemetery in Mineral Wells.

Mr. Foskett was born July 30, 1923, in Charlton, Mass.

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

Sye-Baldwin Graham
ARLINGTON-- Sye-Balwin Graham, 68, an advertising executive, died Wednesday at a Forth Worth hospital.

Memorial Service: Private family service.

Memorials: White Rock Community Church, 722 Tenison Memorial Road, Dallas 75223.

Sye-Baldwin Graham was born Oct. 24, 1928..

Survivors: His loving friends, Kenneth Gillenwater, Carrie Jennings, Joyce Haak, Phyllis Bailey and his church family.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Helena B. Hassler
COLLEYVILLE -- Helena B. Hassler, 79, a homemaker, died Wednesday at a Bedford nursing home.

Memorial service: Was Friday.

Memorials: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and Community Hospice of Texas.

Helena B. Hassler was born Aug. 16, 1917, in McKeesport, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold M. Hassler, on Sept. 4, 1974.

Survivors: Son, Mark Hassler; daughters, Judith King, Rebecca Finley and Deborah Woodward; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Janet L. Hawkins
ARLINGTON -- Janet Lenore Hawkins, a loving wife and mother, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Moore Funeral Home, Arlington. Entombment: Moore Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Memorials: Girls Club of Arlington, 608 N. Elm St., Arlington, 76011.

Janet Hawkins was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was active in the fashion industry, the Women's Club of Arlington, the Encore Club and the Girls Club of Arlington. She was a longtime resident of Washington, D.C. She moved to Arlington when the Washington Senators baseball team moved to Arlington and became the Texas Rangers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Burton Sydnor Hawkins, media director for the Texas Rangers, and by her son, Richard Burton Hawkins.

Survivors: Daughter, Joy Hawkins and her husband, John Wells; sister-in- law, Virginia Weitzel; granndaughter, Zoe Hawkins-Wells; and many loving nieces and nephews.

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

William H. Holsclaw Jr.
LEWISVILLE -- William Howard "Russ" Holsclaw Jr., 50, passed away Thursday at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mulkey- Mason Funeral Home in Lewisville. Burial: Old Hall Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Officiant: Dr. Stephen G. Hatfield.

Memorials: St. Ann's Catholic Church Building Fund in Coppell.

Mr. Holsclaw was born March 19, 1946, in Jackson, Miss., to William Howard Holsclaw Sr. and Mildred Adell Prouty Holsclaw. He served as a staff sergeant in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He married Linda Anthony on July 7, 1979, in Louisville, Ky. Russ worked as a safety inspector for the Federal Aviation Agency. He was a member of the Lewisville Former Marine Association.

Survivors: Wife, Linda of Lewisville; daughter, Cynthia Holsclaw of Lewisville; son, Mark Holsclaw of Louisville, Ky.; parents, Howard and Dell Holsclaw of Louisville, Ky.; and two brothers, Dr. Scott Holsclaw of Arkadelphia, Ark. and Chuck Holsclaw of Slidell, La.

Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home
Lewisville, (214) 436-4581
 

Paul W. Hookey
ARLINGTON -- Paul Wendel Hookey, 62, self-employed in the computer industry, died Friday in Arlington.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 1200 S. Davis, Arlington. Burial: In California. Rosary: 7 tonight at Moore Funeral Home.

Mr. Hookey was born April 18, 1934, in San Diego, Calif.

He was Division Governor 1995, Toastmasters of Grand Prairie. He was a pilot and enjoyed flying. He was a member and Lector at St. Maria Catholic Church.

Survivors: Wife, Janice Hookey of Arlington; daughter, Carolyn Quinn of Mainville, Ohio and her three children; mother, Norina Hookey of Lynnwood, Calif.; and step-children and their six children.

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

Esther B. Huckabee
BURLESON -- Esther B. Huckabee, 93, a retired cafeteria worker, died Friday at a Burleson nursing center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Laurel Land of Burleson Chapel. Burial: Burleson Memorial Park.

Esther B. Huckabee was born Jan. 2, 1903, in Hamilton County, and had been a resident of Burleson for 40 years. She worked at Daggett Elementary in the cafeteria. She enjoyed collecting Depression Glass and traveling. She was a member of Burleson Church of Christ.

Survivors: Nephews, Dr. James E. Grimes of Bryan and Royce Grimes of Denver; nieces, Norma Fitch of Fort Worth, Beatrice Chew of Hico, Otha Mae Weatherford of Amarillo, Faye Rowe and Frances Grogg, both of Canon City, Colo., and Doris Pritchett of Oregon.

Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson
Burleson, 295-5211
 

Elva B. Irby
HURST -- Elva B. Irby, 90, a carpenter and builder, died Friday at a Bedford hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Lucas Hurst Funeral Home. Burial: 2 p.m. in Oakwood Cemetery in Comanche Texas. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Elva B. Irby was born July 15, 1906, in Comanche. He was a longtime deacon in the Baptist Church. He was an avid gardener and member of the Hurst Masonic Lodge 1387. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Irby, in 1995.

Survivors: Daughter-in-law, Jean Irby of Hurst; grandchildren, Lisa Harvell, Elaine Irby and Susan Blum; and nephew, Bill Long.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Loraine Layton
ARLINGTON -- Loraine Layton, 87, a homemaker, died Friday in Arlington.

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

Loraine Layton was born March 15, 1909, in Ringling, Okla. She was a 35- year resident of Arlington.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Layton.

Survivors: Sons, Emmet "Buck" Layton and Clarence Layton, both of Arlington, Wayne Layton of Petersburg and Leon Layton and Boone Layton, both of Arlington; daughters, Helen Johnson of Wichita, Kan. and Wanda McCune of Henderson; sister, Nola Williams of Mound City, Kan; 20 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Tommie Lee
FORT WORTH-- Tommie J. Lee , 53, a school teacher, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 12:30 Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. today.

Tommie J. Lee was born Feb. 3, 1943 in Decatur. She died after a lenghty battle with cancer. She was a Fort Worth school teacher 30 years. She served as president of the Fort Worth Class Room Teachers Association in 1988. She was active in sports, including water and snow skiing. She loved travel, and loved life. Besides her family, Tommie will be missed by her fellow teachers and former students at J.T. Stevens Elementary whose lives she influenced.

Survivors: Husband, C. Dean Lee of Fort Worth; daughters, Shelby Lee and husband Darin Dougherty of Missouri; mother, Montie North of Fort Worth; brother, Ted North of Edmond, Okla.; grandchildren, Shae Dougherty and Taylor Dougherty, both of Missouri; father and mother-in-law, Ira and Margaret Lee of Fort Worth; ; grandchildren, Shae and Taylor Dougherty, both of Miss.; sister-in-law, Anita North of Edmond, Okla.; niece, Angela Boering of Lubbock; and nephew, Robby North of Midland.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Laura W. Lisle
FORT WORTH-- Laura Wisdom Lisle, 90, a homemaker, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at All Saints Episcopal Church. Burial: Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 4 to 5 p.m. today at Thompson's Harveson and Cole.

Celebrant: The Rev. Canon James P. DeWolfe Jr.

Pallbearers: Duane Sanner, Jim Sanner, Mike Schaeffer, David Markham, Jeremy Markham, and Jim Berry.

Memorials: Memorial Fund at All Saints Episcopal Church to benefit St. Francis Boys Home, Salina, Kan.

Laura Lisle was born April 3, 1906, in Denton. She attended North Texas State Teachers College. She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church.

She was the widow of The Rev. Floyd M. Lisle and was preceded in death by her son, The Rev. Floyd W. Lisle, Priests of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth.

Survivors: Daughter, Laura Ruth Sanner and her husband, Duane, of Irving; grandchildren, Laura Lynn Schaffer, Julie Catherine Markham, James Lisle Sanner and Christine Allison Berry; and great-grandchildren, Diane, Christie, Alex, Allison and Peter Lisle Schaeffer, Jeremy, Christian, Jonathan and Christopher Markham, Lauren Sanner, and Reed and Kate Berry.

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

Arthur R. Loomer
ARLINGTON -- Arthur Robert Loomer, 67, a retired Naval Air Reserve captain, died Thursday at an Arlington hospital.

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

Arthur Loomer was born May 10, 1929, in Niobrara, Neb. He worked for LTV missiles and electronics division in Grand Prairie as manager of cost analysis. He was employed there for more than 30 years.

He was an honor graduate of the University of Nebraska. He became a naval aviator after training in Pensacola, Fla. He was retired from the Naval Air Reserve as Captain. He served on active duty as a jet fighter pilot from aircraft carriers during the Korean War and flew 98 combat missions, earning six air medals, a letter of commendation and Presidential Unit Citation. He married Mary Louise Wilson Dec. 5, 1953.

He was a member of the Dallas Hangar of Quiet Birdmen, Association of Naval Aviation, Tailhook Association, Flying Midshipmen Association, Naval Reserve Association and the Sun Downers Squadron.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Eva Loomer.

Survivors: Wife, Mary L. Loomer of Arlington; sons, Arthur Robert Loomer Jr. and Mark Douglas Loomer, both of Arlington; daughters, Rebecca Lunne Fitzgerald and Jeanne Elaine Harlin, both of Arlington; sister, Zelma Branstiter of Wisconsin; six grandchildren; uncles, Alex Morgan of Sherman and Art Morgan of Iowa; nephews, Scott Loomer of Seattle, Wash., and Tim Loomer of California; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

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

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. today at the funeral home.

Honorary pallbearers: William B. Edwards, Kirk Manning, Hilton Ray, Marc H.C. Lowrance, 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
 

B.L. Maples
GRANBURY -- B.L. "Red" Maples, 68, a landscaper and retired from the Air Force, died Wednesday in Granbury.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Memorial Park.

B.L. Maples was born July 21, 1928, in Rising Star. He retired from the Air Force after 21 years of service. He worked for Texas Steel 15 years. Most recently, he was in the landscaping business.

Survivors: Wife, Diane Maples of Fort Worth; sons, Leon Maples and Barry Maples, both of Fort Worth; daughters, Beverly Anderson of Snyder, Okla., and Barbara Lightsey of Austin; friends, John Wayne and Jean Simmons of Granbury; seven grandchildren; sister, Jo Silverthorn of North Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Lois McConnell
FORT WORTH -- Lois McConnell, 87, a retired Licensed Vocational Nurse, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Handley Meadowbrook Christian Church. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence, Kan.

Lois McConnell was born Aug. 10, 1909, in Coldwater, Kan. She had been a resident of Fort Worth since 1947. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleo C. McConnell, in 1973.

Survivors: Sons, Milton McConnell of Fort Worth and Ron C. McConnell, D.D.S., of Richardson; brother, Edwin Wagner of Independence, Kan.; sister, Alice Stewart of Houston; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Leslie McDonald
WEATHERFORD -- Leslie McDonald, 87, a retired contractor, died Friday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at the Central Christian Church. Burial: Memory Gardens. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. today at Greenwood Community.

Leslie McDonald was born March 11, 1909 in Parker County.

Survivors: Wife, Ola Lee McDonald of Weatherford; sons, Perry McDonald of Huntsville, David McDonald of Scurry; daughters, Virginia Cardwell of Aledo, Ann Feuilly of Weatherford, Carol Porter of Granbury and Marian Reed of Fort Worth; one brother; one sister; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren.

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

Dorothy L. McKenzie
GRANBURY -- Dorothy Louise McKenzie, 76, a homemaker, died Saturday at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wiley Funeral Home. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Dorothy Louise McKenzie was born March 26, 1920, in Dallas, and had been a Granbury resident 17 years. She was a member of Christian Science Society.

Survivors: Sons, Robert McKenzie of Azle and Stan McKenzie of Bossier City, La.; daughter, Nancy Richardson of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000
 

Shirley A. McNeely
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Shirley A. McNeely, 47, formerly of Fort Worth, died Wednesday at a Columbus hospital.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Maeder-Quint-Tiberi Funeral Home, 1068 South High St., Columbus, Ohio. Burial: Kingwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. today and 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Directions for Youth, 1515 Indianola Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43201.

Shirley A. McNeely was a graduate of Monsignor Robert Nolan High School and Texas Christian University. She was a journalist at the Columbus Dispatch for 23 years through 1994, including stints as entertainment editor, assistant managing editor and special operation editor. She was most recently self- employed as a consultant and crafts entrepreneur.

She was on the Board of Trustees for Directions for Youth. She was a member of the Ohio Newspaper Womens Association, Women in Communication, Press Club of Ohio, American Film Institute, and The Smithsonian.

She was preceded in death by her father, John P. Farrell.

Survivors: Mother, Betty Farrell of Fort Worth; brothers, Terence (Jean) Farrell of Fort Worth and John Patrick Farrell of New York City; niece, Kelly; and a host of friends.

Maeder-Quint-Tiberi Funeral Home
Columbus, Ohio(614) 444-1185
 

Helen M. Muchow
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Helen M. Muchow, 57, cafeteria food service worker in Grand Prairie schools, died Friday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Blessing Colonial Chapel. Burial: Mansfield Cemetery. Visitation : 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Helen M. Muchow was born Feb. 6 1939, in Yuma, Colo.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555
 

Charlotte Nash
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. -- Charlotte Ann Strobel Nash, 63, died Tuesday in Sierra Vista, Ariz.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Friday at Bluebonnet Hill Memorial Park.

Charlotte Nash was born April 3, 1933 in San Antonio. She was a very compassionate, giving and loving woman in all aspects of her life.

Survivors: Daughters, Paula Guerra of Arlington, Shannon Strobel of Euless, and Pam Golightly of Seattle, Wash.; and mother, Ann Wasson of Concord, N.H.; and brother, Jim Wasson of Concord, N.H.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Marie Oliphint
ALVARADO -- Marie Oliphint, 71, a retired assembler for Tandy Wire & Cable Company and a caregiver for the elderly, died Saturday at a Cleburne hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park.

Marie Oliphint was born April 11, 1925, in Lott. She was a member of Cahill United Methodist Church in Alvarado. She retired in 1984.

Survivors: Husband, Fred Oliphint of Alvarado; brother, Eddie Rummell of Corsicana; and sisters, Elsie Owsley of Kingston, Okla., and Martha Jones of Houston.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681
 

Jack M. Palmer
TEMPLE -- Jack M. Palmer, 68, a disabled veteran, died Thursday in Temple.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Monday in Moore Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Palmer was born Jan. 3, 1928, in Midlothian.

He was a longtime resident of Arlington. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict.

Survivors: Mother, Roberta Palmer; brothers, Bob Carl Palmer of Sawyer, Okla., Morris Ray Palmer of Albuquerque, N.M., Edward Weldon Palmer of Anchorage, Alaska; sisters, Eunice Vera Pyron of Odessa, Dorothy Winnie Jordan of Phoenix, Ariz., Ruby Mae Hall of Kilgore, Wanda Jean Amick of Mansfield, Shirley Pauline Palmer Zepeda of Arlington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Donald G. Pohl
MANSFIELD -- Donald G. Pohl, 63, a printing salesman, died Wednesday at home.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. Monday at Blessing Funeral Home. Burial: Private.

Mr. Pohl was born Oct. 2, 1933, in St. Louis, Mo.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555
 

Gary Tristan Powell
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS-- Gary Tristan Powell, a newborn, died Thursday at a Grapevine hospital.

Graveside service: Pending at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Gary Tristan Powell was preceded in death by his sister, Victoria A. Powell.

Survivors: Parents, Jeff and Calleen Powell of North Richland Hills; brother, Spencer Powell of North Richland Hills; grandparents, Gary and Lari Ann Mellema of Trophy Club and Charles and Agnes Powell of Fort Worth and David and Debbie Camp of Garland; great- grandmothers, Rosemary Camp of Vacaville, Calif. and Alvania Lewis of Wilmington, N.C.; great-great grandmother, Verlia M. Parks of Bristol, Va.; aunts and uncles, Wendy Camp of Dallas, Heather Camp of Dallas, Taylor and Alexis Camp of Garland, Glenn and Sheri Whitmire of Venus, John and Kelli Powell of Austin, Jennifer Powell of Fort Worth; five cousins and numerous relatives and friends.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

William D. Ratliff Jr.
FORT WORTH -- William D. Ratliff Jr., 75, an attorney, died Saturday at home.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: Donations may be sent to a memorial fund established in his name at First Presbyterian Church.

Pallbearers: Sons, son-in-law and grandson, William D. Ratliff III, Robert W. Ratliff, Bryan P. Ratliff, E. Brent Ratliff, William E. Dremel II and William D. Ratliff IV.

Honorary pallbearers: Attorneys at the law firm of Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff and Miller (led by Kleber Miller and Sam Rosen), Board of Directors of Aztec Manufacturing Co., Judge David O. Belew Jr., Ben H. Carpenter, Robert D. Maddox, Joseph R. Morris, Tommy G. Searcy, Walter A. Schmid Jr. and Sid Uberman.

Mr. Ratliff was born Nov. 17, 1921, in Gainesville. He married Barbara Warner Ratliff on June 20, 1947. He received a BBA in 1943 and LLB in 1948 from the University of Texas at Austin. He was Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1977, and was Of Counsel to the law firm of Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller. He was a Navy veteran and served in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of Operation from July, 1943, to April 1946, and was discharged as a lieutenant junior grade.

Mr. Ratliff was on the board of directors of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, and advisory director to Aztec Manufacturing Co. He was director emeritus of Millers Insurance Group.

He was listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the South and Southwest and Who's Who in American Law.

Mr. Ratliff was a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, Fort Worth and Tarrant County Bar Associations, College of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Academy of Probate and Trust Lawyers, Texas Association of Bank Counsel (director, 1976-80), Texas Bar Foundation (Sustaining Life Fellow), and American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (Fellow).

He was also a member of River Crest Country Club and the Fort Worth Club. Mr. Ratliff was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Board of Trustees.

Survivors: Wife, Barbara Warner Ratliff; children, William D. Ratliff III, Robert Warner Ratliff, Bryan Prichard Ratliff, Louise Ratliff Snyder, E. Brent Ratliff and Jeanne Ratliff Dremel; and grandchildren, William D. Ratliff IV, Emily Martin Ratliff, Robert Brent Ratliff, John William Ratliff, Samuel Douglas Ratliff, Ann Ratliff, Shelly Renee Stewart, Rachel Marie Stewart, Chelsea Louise Dremel, William E. Dremel III and Wendy Jeanne Dremel.

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

Dorothy M. Roden
CLEBURNE -- Dorothy M. Roden, 73, a homemaker, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne. Visitation: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Dorothy M. Roden was born Jan. 18, 1923, in Johnson County, Texas.

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

James R. Ruiz
FORT WORTH -- James Ronald "Jimmy" Ruiz, 51, a chef, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.

Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Rosary: 7 tonight at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

James Ruiz was born July 29, 1945, in Fort Worth. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Survivors: Wife, Cira Ruiz of Fort Worth; son, Jimmy Martinez Ruiz of Fort Worth; brothers, Anthony Ruiz of California and Albert Daniel Ruiz, Patrick Henry Hernandez, George Jesse Hernandez, Henry Mike Hernandez and Amollio A. Martinez, all of Fort Worth; and sister, Trinidad Hernandez Aguilar of Fort Worth.

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

Geneva Rutenschroer
WEATHERFORD-- Geneva Nicole Rutenschroer, a newborn, died Friday at a Weatherford hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today at Johnson Cemetery.

Survivors: Parents, Jeremy Rutenschroer and Jolene Sharp, both of Weatherford; numerous grandparents, aunts and uncles.

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

Johnnie Sharp
WEATHERFORD -- Johnnie Sharp, 49, the president and salesman of Tankhead, Inc., died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Ringling Cemetery in Ringling, Okla.

Mr. Sharp was born Aug. 10, 1947, in Ryan, Okla.

Survivors: Wife, Linda Sharp of Weatherford; son, Jonathan Chadler Sharp of Weatherford; daughter, Kimberly Michelle Sharp of Weatheford; father, John W. Sharp of Duncan, Okla., mother, Bessie Gowan of Haltom City; step-father, J. D. Gowan of Haltom City; and sister, Diana Hammond of Healdton, Okla.

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

Sammy Synder
FORT WORTH -- Sammy Synder, 62, a retired construction worker, died Wednesday at home.

Memorial Service: 2:30 p.m. Monday. Contact the funeral home for location.

Sammy Synder was born Sept. 19, 1934, in Fort Worth. At his request, his body will be cremated.

Survivors: Son, Samuel Hugh Snyder IV; daughters, Florence Lewis and Shelley Marie Snyder; brother, John M. Snyder; sisters, Frances Lowe, Rose Lee Sahaghain and Eleanor Sue Richert; and three grandchildren.

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

Frances A. Stephan
VENUS -- Frances A. Stephan, 87, a homemaker, died Friday at an Arlington nursing home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Blessing Funeral Home. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at at the funeral home.

Frances A. Stephan was born Feb. 6, 1909, in Huntington. She was married to Walter Carl Stephan in Beaumont on May 8, 1932. She was a member of Fielder Road Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by husband, Walter, on Oct. 11, 1986.

Survivors: Son, Carl Stephan of St. Louis; daughter, Vi McClure of Venus; sisters, Viola Jones and Lorene Crow, both of Beaumont, and Alta Staten of Vidor; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555
 

Dorothy M. Thompson
FORT WORTH -- Dorothy M. Thompson, 92, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Monday at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Tolar. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. today at Shannon North Funeral Chapel.

Memorials: American Lung Association.

Dorothy Thompson was born June 2, 1904, in Mexia. She was a waitress on the North Side when it was real cowtown. She worked hard her whole life and loved her family dearly as they loved her.

Survivors: Sons, Don and Kay Penrod, Wayne Thompson and Nancy Strickland and Phillip and Kathleen Thompson; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

A.G. Thompson
HAMILTON -- A. G. Thompson, 85, a retired grocer, died Saturday at a Hamilton health care facility.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Riley Funeral Home. Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Mr. Thompson was born April 5, 1911, in Palestine.

Riley Funeral Home
Hamilton, (817) 386-3117
 

Billy R. Tibbit
WEATHERFORD -- Billy R. Tibbit, 44, a ranch manager, died Thursday.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Aledo Cemetery in Aledo. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Dr. Paul Miller will officiate.

He was a member of the Parker County Sheriff's Posse, National Cutting Horse Association, Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and was a founding member of Working Ranch Cowboys Association. He was Ranch Manager of Young Ranch in Parker County and member of the American Cowboy Ranch Rodeo Association. He was Captain of the 1995 and 1996 Red Steagall Championship Ranch Rodeo Team. He graduated from Brewer High School and Tarleton University.

Pallbearers: John Cantrell, Thomas Saunders, Jimbo Calhoun, Jerry Williams, Rick Ford and Steve McCain.

Honorary pallbearers: Larry Beaird, Cody Cochran, Smokey Eppler, Gary Don Overton and Terry Blue.

He was preceded in death by his son, Chad Wayne Tibbit.

Survivors: Wife, Debbie; daughters, Kallie Reese Tibbit and Shirley Reynolds; parents, Frank and Louise Tibbit; and granddaughter, Kaitlin Reynolds.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Joseph E. Wiggins
CELBURNE -- Joseph Edwin "Ed" Wiggins, 91, a retired 48-year grocer in Cleburne, died Saturday at an Irving health care facility.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Cleburne. Burial: Greenacres Memorial Park. Visitation: Noon to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Wiggins was born Nov. 24, 1905, in Rio Vista.

He was a member of Cleburne Masonic Lodge. He owned and operated Wiggins Grocery.

Survivors: Wife, Hattie Mae Wiggins of Irving; daughter, Beverly Brewer of Irving; brother, Leonard Wiggins of Rio Vista; and one grandson.

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

Willie Wilhelm
BRIDGEPORT -- Willie "Billie" Wilhelm, 84, a homemaker, died Friday at a Decatur hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel. Burial: Lone Star Cemetery in Wise County. Visitation: 6 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Mr. Wilhelm was born Feb. 11, 1912, in Hermleigh. He was a Baptist.

Survivors: Sons, David Wilhelm of Grand Falls and Mike McCain of Chico; daughters, Ruby Moore of Duncan, Okla., Florence Hayden of Arlington and Judy Price of Lewisville; brothers, Elmer Stone and Curtis Stone, both of Sweetwater; sister, Jewell Campbell of Sweetwater; 12 grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren.

Hawkins Funeral Home
Bridgeport, (817) 683-2211
 

Geraldine M. Williams
BEDFORD -- Geraldine M. Williams, 56, a registered nurse, died Saturday at a Bedford hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst. Burial: 3 p.m. Monday in Sunset.

Geraldine Williams was born Oct. 10, 1940, in Amarillo.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Son, Bryan Williams of Fort Worth; daughters, Shawn Tindell of Bedford, Keila Estes of Arlington; three brothers, William and Olin Phipps of Bedford, John Phipps of Seattle, Wash., and three grandchildren.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271
 

Mildred F. Williams
AZLE -- Mildred Faye Williams, 68, a Tarrant County employee, died Saturday in Azle.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: No formal visitation but friends may come and go at Shannon North Funeral Chapel.

Mildred Williams was born Dec. 8, 1927, in Dallas County. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth.

Survivors: Daughter, Delores Ables; and sister, Dorothy Dossett.

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

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
 

Johnnie Wolgamot
KEMAH -- Johnnie Wolgamot, 82, a retired retail manager, died Thursday in Nassau Bay.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Memorial Park.

Johnnie Wolgamot was born May 9, 1914, in Valley View. She was born to Edgar and Laura Mahany York. She had been a Fort Worth resident since 1918. She was a former store manager for Eckerd Drug Store. She was a member of St. Stephen Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry R. Wolgamot in 1986.

Survivors: Sons, David L. Schieme of Quitman; granchildren, Vicki Stephan of Kemah, and Rance Keilstrup of Arlington; great-granchildren, James Newsom, Missy Keilstrup, and Jessica Range.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Harold J. Yeakel
FORT WORTH -- Harold J. Yeakel, 72, who retired from the Department of Defense, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Harold J. Yeakel was born Dec. 28, 1923, in Pottsville, Pa. He served in the Army 22 years, serving in World War II. He worked for the U.S. Department of Defense 20 years. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.

Survivors: Wife, Nettie Yeakel of Fort Worth; daughter, Mary Tatum and her husband, Brian, of Arlington; and grandchildren, Cassie Tatum, Mariescha Tatum, Nicholas Tatum and Shane Tatum, all of Arlington.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

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