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Ruth Ables
GRANBURY-- Ruth "Peggy" Ables, 73, a homemaker, died Saturday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. Burial: Granbury Cemetery.

Ruth Ables was born June 27, 1923, in Lipan. She was Baptist and a lifelong Hood County resident.

Survivors: Husband, Guy Ables of Granbury; sons, Jerry Ables and Randy Ables, both of Granbury; daughters, Pam Mitchell of Lewisville and Mindy Neighbors of Granbury; aunt, Pauline Ator of Plano; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000

Belva Dee Baker
GARLAND-- Belva Dee Baker, 65, an elementary school teacher and homemaker, died Friday in Garland.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Brentwood Hills Primitive Baptist Church at 1451 Handley Drive in Fort Worth. Entombment: Hillcrest Mausoleum in Dallas. Visitation: 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.

Nephews of Mrs. Baker will serve as pallbearers. Elder Sammy Box will officiate.

Belva Baker was born March 15, 1931 in Dickens County. She was a member of Brentwood Hills Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors: Husband to whom she was married 28 years, Malcolm Baker; son, Kevin Baker; brothers, Sonny, Parker and Tim Lowrance; sisters, Elva Lee Freeman, Wanda Huneycutt, Amedia Conry, and Lisa Gunwall.

Sparkmanrane Funeral Home
Dallas, (214) 327-8291

John E. Beauvias Sr.
CLEBURNE -- John Eugene Beauvias Sr., 52, a professional truck driver, died Saturday at a Cleburne hospital.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Tuesday in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Beauvias was born Aug. 4, 1944, in W. Springfield, Mass.

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

Robert T. Brady
BEDFORD -- Robert T. Brady, 71, a retired geologist, died Saturday in Bedford after a long illness.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 2701 Harwood Rd. in Bedford.

Memorials: Community Hospice, 1000 Summit Ave., Fort Worth 76102.

Mr. Brady was born Oct. 23, 1925, in Brooklyn, N.Y. and grew up on Long Island. He received his bachelor's degree from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y. and a master's degree from the University of Wyoming and attended Columbia University while teaching at Queens College, N.Y.

Bob was a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Geological Society of America "fellow," past president of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Libya and also the Petroleum Exploration Society of New York. Bob began his career in the Rocky Mountain area with Gulf Oil Company in 1951 and joined American Overseas Petroleum in 1956. He worked in Libya, Paris, France, and in the company's offices in New York City where his interests were with exploration activities in Indonesia. He relocated with Caltex/American Overseas Petroleum to Los Colinas in 1982. Bob retired in 1984.

Bob was an active church member having become a Deacon at the American Church in Paris, Chairman of the Church Council at the Union Church in Tripoli, Libya, an Elder at Noroton Presbyterian Church in Darien, Conn., and serving on the session, as Clerk of Session, at Emmanuel for several years. He represented Grace Presbytery as a delegate to the General Assembly in 1989. Bob was an Eagle Scout and remained interested in the scouting program as a leader and merit badge counselor.

Survivors: Wife, Shirley J. Brady; son, Bryce P. Brady; Linda B. Lumb, all of Bedford; grandchildren, Sarah Lumb, Kyle Brady, Shannon Brady; daughter- in-law, Janet Brady; and son-in-law, Gary Lumb.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Hollie Bramlett
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Hollie Bramlett, 61, a homemaker, died Saturday at a Bedford hospital.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Olivet Chapel. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Hollie Bramlett was born Aug. 4, 1935, in Big Spring.

Survivors: Husband, Runda Bramlett of North Richland Hills; sons, Billy Joe Brown Jr. of Springtown, Bobby Dean Brown and Gary Wayne Brown, both of Fort Worth; daughter, Cathy Raenell McKenzie of Fort Worth; brothers, Ray Aaron of Newark and Boyd Aaron of Fort Worth; sisters, Bennie Jo Lett of Richland Hills and Johnnie Lou King of Newark; 16 grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

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

Charles L. Brown
GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. -- Charles L. Brown, 73, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, died Thursday due to complications of surgery.

Memorial service: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mid Cities Bible Church, 3224 Cheek Sparger Rd., Bedford. Graveside service with military honors: 2 p.m. Wednesday in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at San Antonio.

Officiant: Pastor Jim Schierling.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, Happy Hill Farm and Home, HC 51 Box 56, Granbury 76028; City Union Mission, 1108 E. 10th St., Kansas City, Mo. 64106.

"Charlie" was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on Oct. 17, 1923, to Charles H. and Leitha M. Brown, and grew up in Kansas City, Mo. He married Ruth F. Shaw, Aug. 12, 1944, while serving his country with honor in World War II as a pilot. He also served during the Korean War as a pilot and the Vietnam War as a command pilot. He retired from active duty Aug. 1, 1970, in Bedford, where he lived for 26 years before moving to Green Valley in April 1996. He was active in many Air Force retired officers associations. Charlie was a member of Mid Cities Bible Church and attended the Evangelical Free Church of Green Valley. He was a generous man with his time and resources and had an abundance of love for his Lord and Savior, his family, friends, and country. He had a genuine influence on those that knew him well and those who knew him briefly.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Doris M. Hill.

"For I am already on the point of being sacrificed; the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing." 2 Timothy 4:6-8.

"My friends, death is a release, a departure of this world.--" Charlie

Survivors: He is waiting in his Lord's house for his friend and loving wife of 52 1/2 years, Ruth, and family: Pamela R. and husband, Wayne Womack of Bedford; Susan B. and husband, Master Chief Robert T. Raiford of Sigonella, Sicily; Christina L. and husband, Paul R. Tobin Jr. of St. Louis, Mo.; Rebecca L. Brown of Dallas; grandchildren, Phillip B. and Christina A. Christian of Bedford, Rebecca C. Hanes of Jacksonville, Fla., Christopher A. Hanes of Atlanta, Ga., Paul M. , Patrick D., and Anna C. Tobin of St. Louis.

Green Valley Mortuary & Memorial Gardens
Green Valley, Ariz. (520)625-7400

Wanda M. Cole
FORT WORTH -- Wanda M. Cole, 84, a homemaker, died Sunday at a North Richland Hills hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Olivet Chapel. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Wanda M. Cole was born Feb. 4, 1912, in Coleman.

Survivors: Son, Don Cole of Irving; sisters, Dorene Coker of Fort Worth, Irene White of North Richland Hills, Becky Sakert of Smithfield, and Devota Hartgraves of Paris, Texas; and grandchildren, Greg Cole and Jenee' Cole, both of Irving, and Dr. Steven Cole of Austin.

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

Mary F. DeVaney
FORT WORTH -- Mary Francine DeVaney, 90, a retired clerical worker for Stewart Title Company, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Vigil: 5:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary DeVaney was born July 16, 1906, in Fort Worth. She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, where she served as a choir member more than 30 years.

She retired from Stewart Title Company after 47 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Vincent DeVaney.

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

Donald J. Erler
FORT WORTH -- Donald James Erler Sr., 77, the co-founder and president of two corporations, including General Building Maintenance Co., died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Rita Catholic Church. Celebrant, Rev. Richard Flores. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Vigil service: 7 p.m. today at Thompson's Harveson and Cole Funeral Home.

Memorials: St. Rita Catholic Church or Meals on Wheels.

Donald Erler was born Aug. 17, 1919, in St. Paul, Minn. A decorated World War II veteran, he attained the rank of Captain serving in the Army Air Corps. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with four Clusters. He was a B-17 pilot for 30 combat missions, seven of which he served as Wing Commander. He was a member of the 398th Bomb Group Association, The American Legion, the 8th Air Force Historical Society and St. Rita Catholic Church. He was an active volunteer, serving many meals for the Tarrant County Chapter of Meals on Wheels.

Survivors: Beloved wife of 54 years, Gertrude Erler; sons, Donald J. Erler Jr. of Hurst and Richard W. Erler of Grand Prairie; daughter, Mary Beth Erler of Garland; sisters, Mrs. Leonard Schifsky of Albany, Calif. and Mrs. Thomas McGinnity of Puntegorda, Fla.; five grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

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

Rose Fischetti
BEDFORD -- Rose Fischetti, 81, a homemaker, died Saturday in North Richland Hills.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic Church. Burial: 1 p.m. Friday in The National Cemetery at Pinelawn on Long Island.

Rose Fischetti was born Sept. 15, 1915, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Survivors: Daughter, Christine and husband, Richard Power of Bedford; brother, James Petito of Brooklyn, N.Y.; sister, Louise Spurge of Tempe, Ariz.; grandchildren, Colleen and Lauren Power of Bedford; and niece, Katherine Winrock of Tempe, Ariz.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271

Herschel D. Fonville
ARLINGTON -- Herschel "H. D." Dugan Fonville, 73, a postal service truck driver, died Sunday at a Dallas hospital after a short illness, although he had been in ill health for the past several years.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Memorials: "The Truth in Love" TV Program, P.O. Box 865, Hurst, Texas 76053.

Mr. Fonville was born Dec. 5, 1923, in Novice.

He was born to Robert B. and Louetta McKinney Fonville and moved with his family to Seymour in Baylor County at a young age. He served with the 94th Infantry Division in World War II and fought in four major battles in Europe, including the Battle of the Bulge under General George S. Patton. Upon returning to civilian life, he served on the Board of Directors of the 94th Division Infantry Association. He and his wife returned to Europe several times, retracing his battle experiences and also researching his family origin in France. They had traveled extensively both in this country and abroad.

Mr. Fonville was a charter member of Midtown Church of Christ and worshipped with the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ in Arlington for the past several years. His wife is the former Wilma Spencer of Kansas City, Mo. They lived in the Metroplex area for the past 34 years. He retired from the postal service and was in real estate for many years.

He was preceded in death by son, Herschel Fonville Jr.; two brothers, R. B. Fonville of Leedey, Okla., Marcus Fonville of Fort Worth and two sisters, Mildred Elaine McDaniel of Abilene and Geneva Inez Maher of Ocala, Fla.

Survivors: Wife of 48 years, Wilma Fonville of Arlington; daughters and sons-in-law, Marcia and Richard Medley of Kerrville, Patti and Mark Richards of Mansfield, Sheryl and Evan Tucker of Kopperl; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jesse and wife, Naomi Fonville, of Smiths, Ala., James Fonville of Granbury, Alton and wife, Leta Fonville, of Colleyville; sisters and brother-in-law, Juanita and Eddy Parker of Colleyville; twin sister, Helen Cline of North Richland Hills; grandsons, Christopher and Brock Owens and Spencer Bradley Taylor; granddaughters, Savanna Owens, Ashlea Taylor, Micala Richards, Malinda Tucker; uncle, John Franklin Fonville and wife, Tene of Pecos; cousins; nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

Herschel M. Frost
BENBROOK -- Herschel M. Frost, 83, a longtime Dallas resident and resident of Fort Worth for the past two years, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 3 p.m today in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.

Memorials: In honor of his love of children, memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 5642 Lee Hall Drive, Dallas 75235.

Mr. Frost was born Sept. 24, 1913, in Broken Bow, Okla.

Survivors: Wife of 63 years, Georgia Frost; daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Bill Bell of Virginia; grandsons, Keith Bell and wife, Diana, of Fort Worth and Michael Bell of West Virginia; granddaughters, Carolyn Bell and husband, Mark Godfrey, of Florida, and Marianne Bell and husband, Winston Streeter, of Virginia; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Restland Funeral Home
Dallas, (972) 238-7111

David W. Fuller
HICO -- David W. Fuller, 88, a retired construction engineer, died Saturday at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday in Country Oaks Cemetery in Hico.

Mr. Fuller was born Aug. 2, 1908, in Pottsville.

Rutledge Funeral Home
Hico, (817) 796-4722

Ethel M.H. Gaines
FORT WORTH -- Ethel Mary Hux Gaines, 96, a homemaker, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Blue Bonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ethel Mary Hux Gaines was born Jan. 12, 1900, in Cameron. She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She passed away at a nursing center with her loving family and friends present. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Roy Gaines.

Survivors: Sons, Albert Gaines of Fort Worth, Thomas Gains of Manhattan Beach, Calif., William Gaines of Fort Worth and Arthur Gaines of Springtown; daughter, Elizabeth Fillmore of Tulsa, Okla.; granchildren, Shelby Gaines of Fort Worth and 12 other grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 11 great- great-granchildren.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Larry J. Hay
FORT WORTH -- Larry James Hay, 53, an insurance adjuster, died Friday in Fort Worth.

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

Larry James Hay was born July 24, 1943, in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Survivors: Daughters, Teresa Tester of Great Falls, Mont., Natalie Hay of Wichita Falls, Lorie Hay and Cindy Hay, both of Fort Worth; mother, Mary P. Gray of Pennsylvania; father, James Hay of North Carolina; brother, Roger Hay of North Carolina; sister, Barbara Harris of North Carolina; and five granchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Rudy W.H. Jacobson
BATAVIA, Ill. -- Rudy W.H. Jacobson, 73, former Hurst resident and 32- year employee of Amoco Oil Co., died Saturday at a Geneva, Ill. hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Batavia. Burial: West Batavia Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Yurs- Peterson Funeral Home in Batavia.

Officiant: The Rev. William Beckmann.

Memorials: Kidney Foundation.

Mr. Jacobson was born July 15, 1923, in Breslau, Germany. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Batavia.

Survivors: Three sons, Hart (Donna) Jacobson of Lockport, Ill., Mike (Peggy) Jacobson of Batavia, and Harry (Jan) Jacobson, MD, of Nashville, Tenn.; daughter, Marion Jacobson of Irving; 12 grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; and sister, Hana LeComte of Boston.

Yurs-Peterson Funeral Home
Batavia, Ill. (630-879-7900

Virginia M. Landreth
FORT WORTH -- Virginia Middleton Landreth, 80, a homemaker, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church. Private burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: Cook Children's Medical Center, The Texas Boys Choir, the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performing Arts Hall or a charity of choice.

Virginia Landreth was born Sept. 26, 1916, in Corsicana, Texas. She was the spouse of civic leader William A. Landreth, who was an independent oil producer whom she married in 1939. She was a past president of The Assembly and the Jewel Charity Ball. She was a former director of the Camp Fire Board, Cook Children's Medical Center Women's Board, the Texas Boys Choir and the Van Cliburn Foundation. She was a member of the Junior League of Fort Worth, The Assembly, the Fort Worth Lecture Foundation and Pi Beta Phi sorority.

Survivors: Son, William A. Landreth Jr. of Fort Worth; daughters, Lynda Landreth Shropshire of Fort Worth and Jane Landreth Russell of Scottsdale, Ariz.; brother, C.E. Middleton of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Mary Adele Landreth Smith of Fort Worth; eight grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

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

Mae Martin
FORT WORTH -- Mae Martin, 92, a homemaker, died Saturday in Benbrook.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. today in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: Aledo Baptist Church.

Mae Martin was born Nov. 18, 1904, in Illinois.

Survivors: Son, Robert W. Martin of Custer, S.D.; stepsister, Sister Joanna Gleason of Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Kimberly McLaughlin and Bradley Martin; and great-granddaughter, Quinlan McLaughlin.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Lottie M. Mull
DE LEON -- Lottie M. Mull, 83, a homemaker, died Sunday at a De Leon nursing home.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Church of Christ. Burial: De Leon Cemetery.

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

Vina V.Pankey
FORT WORTH -- Vina "Van Winkle" Pankey, 79, a homemaker, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Sunnyside General Baptist Church at Bradford, Ark. Burial: Sunnyside Cemetery in Bradford. Visitation: 8 to 10 a.m. today at Jackson's Newport Funeral Home in Newport, Ark.

Officiant: Bro. Don Robinson.

Pallbearers: Gerald Van Winkle, Richard Van Winkle, Lester Pankey, Tony Van Winkle, Charlie Stafford, and Robert Medlock.

Vina Van Winkle Pankey had lived in Fort Worth about four years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan A. "Jack" Pankey on Feb. 24, 1992; two infant children; her parents, Elsworth and Anna Belle (Alexander) Van Winkle; three brothers; and three sisters.

Survivors: One son, James D. Pankey of Fort Worth; three daughters, Murlene Van Winkle of Bradford; Judy Tooley and Jan Edwards, both of Fort Worth; one sister, Annie Mae Jones of Ada, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Jackson's Newport Funeral Home Newport, Ark. (501)523-5822

Barbara Ann Ritz
GRANBURY -- Barbara Ann Ritz, 64, co-founder of Ritz Company Home Builders, died Friday after an extended stay at a Bedford hospital.

Funeral: Noon today at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Officiants: The Rev. Bud Beverly, the Rev. Hugh R. Baker and the Rev. Max Jones.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to First Christian Church, 2109 W. Highway 377, Granbury, Texas 76048, or United Memorial Christian Church, 1401 N. Main, Euless, Texas 76039.

Barbara Ann Ritz was born May 21, 1932, in Del Rey, W. Va. She was the best grandmother. She was a member of Pecan Plantation Country Club and loved to play golf. She was a member of First Christian Church of Granbury and was a Texas real estate broker.

Survivors: Husband, David H. Ritz of Granbury; son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Brenda Ritz of Southlake; daughter, Diana Blocherer of North Richland Hills; very special grandchildren, David C. Ritz, Tommy Pennington, Holly Blocherer and Adam Blocherer; and numerous brothers and sisters.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Robert A. Smith
FORT WORTH -- Robert A. Smith, 76, a retired senior design engineer with General Dynamics and retired Navy pilot, died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Westcliff United Methodist Church.

Memorials: Westcliff United Methodist Church, or to Family Hospice.

Mr. Smith was a member of the Westcliff United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Lockheed Retiree's Club and the Methodist Men's Club. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois.

Survivors: Wife, Wilma Smith of Fort Worth; sons, Mark A. Smith and wife, Connie, of Shelton, Wash. and Bruce W. Smith and wife, Sally, of Fort Worth; three granddaughters, Page, Beth and Jenny Smith; sister, Virginia Craig of Bay City; and several nieces and nephews.

Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth
7100 Crowley Road, 293-1350
Dovie Sue
TOLAR-- Dovie Sue, 84, a retired nurses aide, died Saturday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Martin's Funeral Home in Granbury. Burial: Tolar Cemetery.

Dovie Sue was born April 23, 1912, in Tolar. She was a lifelong Tolar resident, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 530 in Granbury.

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

Ruby N. Sumpter
WATAUGA -- Ruby N. "Granny" Sumpter, 83, a homemaker, died Saturday at a North Richland Hills hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Ruby Sumpter was born May 12, 1913, in Hamilton.

She was a past member of East Hills Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl R. Sumpter, Feb. 28, 1993 and a daughter, Shirley Marie Wylie in November 1992.

Survivors: Daughters, Mary Gifford of Post Oak, Debbie Mize of North Richland Hills; sister, Mildred O. Davis of Boyd; granddaughters, Alysha Bryson of Watauga, Kathy Wylie of Joshua; grandson, Richard Murray of Watauga; additional ten grandchildren; and 17 great- grandchildren.

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

Ted Thompson
FORT WORTH-- Ted William Thompson, 24, a self employed handy man, died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Paradise Cemetery.

Ted William Thompson was born March 19, 1972, in Decatur.

Hawkins Funeral Home
Bridgeport, (817) 683-2211

Louria B. Williams
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS-- Louria Boon Williams, a homemaker, died Friday at a North Richland Hills hospital.

Funeral: 4 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Episcopal Church. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery.

Father Josh Acton will officiate. Louria Boon Williams was born Oct. 6, 1902, in Tahlequah, Indian Territory. She attended Bishops Garrett's St. Mary's School in Dallas. She graduated from Paris High School and attended college in Columbia, Tenn. She and her late husband of 55 years, Capt. Jack Bankhead Williams, retired to Paris, Texas in 1955. They had traveled extensively during his long career as a Navy officer. For the last five years she lived in a nursing home in North Richland Hills, near her son and daughter-in-law.

Survivors: Son, Jack Bankhead Williams Jr. and wife, Marjorie, of Bedford; daughter, Ann Purkeypile Wilkins and husband, James, of Conroe; sister-in- law, Edith Williams Meyer of Austin; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

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

Lone C. Willingham
BOYD -- Lone C. "L.C." Willingham, 73, a retired jig and fixture builder for General Dynamics, died Saturday at a Decatur hospital.

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

Mr. Willingham was born Aug. 24, 1923, in Clay County. He served as an elder for Boyd Church of Christ for many years.

Survivors: Wife, Christine Willingham of Boyd; son, Chauncey Willingham of Southlake; daughter, Brenda G. Cox of Bridgeport; brothers, Ralph Willingham of Lewisville and Orval Willingham of Boyd; sisters, Ruth Edwards of White Settlement and Iva Nell Kemp of Fort Worth; and three grandchildren.

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

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