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Published Dec. 14, 1996

Pattye J. Ash 

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Pattye J. Ash was born Nov. 13, 1922, in Granbury. She was retired from the TCU Registrar's Office. She was a member of Westcliff United Methodist Church and worked at the Southcliff Baptist Church daycare.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas O. Ash.

Survivors: Son, David T. Ash and his wife, Gaye, of Azle; daughter, Sue Brooks and her husband, Jerry, of Fort Worth; two grandchildren, Leigh Ann Townsend and Kelli Townsend; and a stepgrandson, Brian Brooks.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Rushie Bailey
FORT WORTH -- Rushie Bailey, 81, a retired beautician, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Rushie Bailey was born July 12, 1915, in Delmer, Tenn. She was a member of Castleberry Baptist Church and a retired hairdresser. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Bailey, in 1990.

Survivors: Son, Loyd L. Bailey and wife, Mary, of Reno, Texas; daughter, Patricia Langston and husband, Richard, of River Oaks; brother, Jack Miller of Anna; sisters, Jo Merrill of Hurst and Nellie Holland of Anna; grandchildren, Vonda Kay Head of Bedford, Richard W. Langston of River Oaks, Lisa Ann Capers of River Oaks, Michael Bailey of Corpus Christi and Mark Bailey of Reno, Texas; and great-grandchildren, Kiefer Wayne Capers and Peyton Nicole Capers.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

Edward L. Battles
ARLINGTON -- Edward Lee Battles, 72, died Wednesday in Atlanta, Ga.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Saintsville Church of God in Christ, 2200 S. Marsalis Ave., Dallas. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Sunday at Abundant Life Church of God in Christ, 7310 S. Hampton, Dallas. Visitation: 6 to 9 tonight at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors and 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Abundant Life Church of God in Christ in Dallas.

Presiding ministers will be the Most Rev. Chandler David Owens, presiding prelate of the Churches of God in Christ International, and the Right Rev. J. Nea Haynes, second administrative assistant presidiants.

Dr. Edward Lee Batles was promoted to glory on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1996, in Atlanta, Ga. He was born in Fort Worth on Dec. 31, 1923, to Elder Gus and Mother Angie Wallace Battles.

His pastoral career began in Mansfield in 1945. On April 27, 1947, he received his certificate of ordination. In 1948, he was appointed pastor of the Arlington Church of God in Christ and under him a new church, Emanuel, was built. In 1958, he was appointed pastor of Mitchell Street, Dallas, Texas.

In 1965, he succeeded his father, the late Superintendent G. Battles, founder of Love Sanctuary, as pastor of Love Sanctuary in Fort Worth. Elder Battles successfully pastored both churches. Under his leadership, Love Sanctuary purchased a modern structure and Mitchell Street, now known as Abundant Life, has erected an excellent edifice.

Elder Battles, in addition to leading two congregations, made important strides at the local, state and national levels of the Church of God in Christ Inc. He served as district superintendent of the Fort Worth Metroplex District for 14 years, as well as superintendent of the Stop Six District, Texas Northeast. For 18 years he worked faithfully as vice president and president of the youth department. At the time of his demise, he was actively leading the International Department of Evangelism as president.

Dr. Battles was president and CEO of Battles and Sons Construction Co. for more than 35 years (first minority contractor licensed to work in Fort Worth, Texas). His community experience included membership on the boards of Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation and the Maddox Community Center Council. He was a member of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and was a lifetime member of of the NAACP.

Survivors: He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 18 years, Almyra Henderson Battles; three children, Edward Jr., Joyce Smith and Wilburn "Bill," all of Texas; three stepchildren, Sabrina J. Ellis of Cleveland, Ohio, and Candy Morton and George Clinkscale, all of Texas; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; six stepgrandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. His church family, Love Sanctuary Church of God in Christ and Abundant Life Church of God in Christ, will also cherish is memory.

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

Mildred K. Bell
ARLINGTON -- Mildred K. Bell, 89, a homemaker, died Thursday in Arlington.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Monday at Arlington Funeral Home. Burial: Parkdale Cemetery. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Eastern Star Home of Texas, 1201 E. Division St., Arlington 76011.

Mildred K. Bell was born Jan. 8, 1907, in St. Louis, Mo. She had lived at the Eastern Star Home for two years and was a former resident of San Antonio most of her life.

Mrs. Bell was past matron of the Eastern Star Bethany Chapter and formerly worked in sales for Bob Jones Realtors in San Antonio. She was a former member of McKinley Avenue United Methodist Church in San Antonio.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, A.R. "Dick" and Jean Bell of Fort Worth; three grandchildren and their spouses, Richard and Trudy Bell, Joy Lynn and Robert Brawner and Judy and David Jackson; and eight great-grandchildren.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791
 

Benny Belz
KEENE -- Benny Belz, 68, a retired farmer and general contractor, died Thursday in Keene.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Sunday at Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church. Burial: Keene Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. today at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home.

Benny Belz was born May 29, 1928, in Georgetown.

Survivors: Wife, Geraldine Belz of Keene; son, Bruce Belz of Keene; daughter, Vonda Moore of Keene; brothers, Charlie Belz of Sanger and Ivine Belz of Keene; sisters, Susie Poenitz of Arlington and Martha Blount of La Mesa, Calif.; and grandchildren, Bethany and Robyn Moore of Keene.

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

Florence K. Bigham
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Florence Kelly Bigham, a retired Commissioner of Pubic Works clerical administrator, died Thursday at a South Carolina nursing center.

Funeral: 1 p.m. today at Stuhr's North Area Funeral Home in North Charleston, S.C. Burial: Carolina Memorial Gardens in South Carolina.

Florence K. Bigham was born Nov. 19, 1916, in Brantley County, Ga., to James B. Kelly and Hattie Loudycie Drury Kelly. She was a graduate of Brantley County High School and a charter member of Cherokee Place United Methodist Church. She was All Star center for the state of Georgia in 1936.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Bigham.

Survivors: Daughter, Carol Williamson of Grapevine, Texas, and Shady, Ark.; son, James L. Bigham of Charleston, S.C.; four grandsons, three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Nora Infinger of North Charleston, S.C., Essie Mae Clark of Brunswick, Ga., Louise Hendricks of Hickox, Ga., and Claudine Pulliam of Reddick, Fla.; and brother, Marvin Kelly of Waynesville, Ga.

J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Home
North Charleston, S.C., (803) 747-4213
 

Shirley Cappel
WEATHERFORD -- Shirley Ann Marsh Cappel, 67, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Couts Memorial United Methodist Church. Dr. Vaughn W. Baker, pastor, will officiate. Burial: Albion, Mich.

Memorials: Scholarship Fund at Weatherford College.

Shirley Ann Marsh Cappel was born in Albion, Mich., on Aug. 9, 1929. She was a member of Couts Memorial United Methodist Church, where she was a teacher of the Mary-Martha Sunday School Class.

She graduated from Albion College in Albion, Mich. She taught at Weatherford College for over 30 years and was sponsor of Phi Theta Kappa and the Rodeo Club at the college. Her love for education led to her completion of three master's degrees in the sciences.

Survivors: Daughters, Marsha Winfield of Springtown and Gale Sink of Winston-Salem, N.C.; son, Eric Cappel of Dallas; five grandchildren; and sisters, Sally Rundquist and Suzy Gibbs, both of Albion.

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

Corliss E. Davis
LONGVIEW -- Corliss Egvert Davis, 86, a retired civil engineer, died Wednesday in Longview.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. today in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Corliss Egvert Davis was born Aug. 5, 1910, in Iowa Park, Texas.

Survivors: Wife, Pauline Davis of Longview; sons, Sam and wife, Linda Davis, of Hurst and Charles E. and wife, Donna Davis, of Burton; sister, Viviene Diercks of Mars Hill, N.C.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751
 

Houston Eakin
FORT WORTH -- Houston Eakin, 77, a retired Katy Railroad engineer, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Sunday in Oak Grove Cemetery in Tarrant County.

Houston Eakin was born Dec. 13, 1918, in Burleson.

Survivors: Son, Wayne Eakin of Greenwood, Del.; daughters, Peggy Winkler and Kay Claybrook, both of Denison, and Elaine Wilson of Georgia; brother, Pete Eakin of Burleson; sisters, Sue Pugh and Sally Wade, both of Burleson; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Joseph W. Ellis
GLEN ROSE -- Joseph W. "Joe" Ellis, 79, a truck driver, died Thursday at a Glen Rose nursing home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Wiley Funeral Home. Burial: Squaw Creek Cemetery.

Mr. Ellis was born Sept. 2, 1917, in Ellis County. He was a member of the Community Life Center.

Survivors: Wife, Anabel Ellis of Glen Rose; daughters, Esther Phillips and Frances Schultz, both of Glen Rose; brothers, Virgil Ellis of Henderson and Tom Ellis of New Boston; sister, Dorothy Foster of Texarkana; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Wiley Funeral Home
Glen Rose, (817) 897-2288
 

James N. Embree
FORT WORTH -- James Nelson Embree, 58, a retired Capital Equipment Company salesman, died Thursday at home.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. today at Biggers Funeral Home.

James Nelson Embree was born Dec. 4, 1938, in Dallas. He grew up in Texas and attended Texas Tech University. He was a loving father, grandfather and friend. He will be missed by many.

Survivors: Sons and daughters-in- law, James Michael and Jill Embree of Kerrville and Stephen Mark and Marta Embree of Fort Worth; brother and sister-in-law, K. Hal and Ruth Embree of Dallas; grandchildren, Stephanie and Chase Embree of Kerrville and Ryan and Tyler Embree of Fort Worth; one niece; one nephew; and several cousins.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Hwy., 237-3341
 

Delbert L. Giddens
HALTOM CITY -- Delbert L. Giddens, 76, a retired machinist, died Friday in Haltom City.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Delbert L. Giddens was born Feb. 17, 1920, in Clarksville. He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Pearl Giddens, in August 1996.

Survivors: Mother, Eula Giddens of Dallas; son, Jerry Giddens of Hammon, La.; daughters, Norma Stone and Sharon Weissborn of Haltom City; brothers, Hollis Giddens and Charles Giddens of Mesquite; sister, Helen Kleeman of Shreveport, La.; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

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

Tomasita V. Gonzales
FORT WORTH -- Tomasita V. Gonzales, 74, a homemaker, died Dec. 7 in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: was Friday in Cedar Hill Memorial Park in Arlington.

Tomasita V. Gonzales was born Jan. 21, 1922, in Devine.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Julie Gonzales of Fort Worth; one brother; five sisters; three grandsons, Raymond Gonzales Jr., Lance Gonzales and Michael Gonzales, all of Fort Worth; and numerous nephews and nieces.

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

Olin B. Hawkins
FORT WORTH -- Olin B. "O.B." Hawkins, 87, a retired Fort Worth Water Department foreman, died Wednesday at a local hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Oak Grove Baptist Church in China Springs. Burial: Wortham Bend Cemetery in China Springs. Visitation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at The Memorial Chapel.

Olin B. "O.B." Hawkins was born July 5, 1909, in Boone County, Ark. He had lived in Fort Worth for 29 years. He was a Baptist.

Mr. Hawkins was preceded in death by his wife, Vida Hawkins.

Survivors: Sons, Rodney Hawkins of Columbus, Ga., and David Hawkins of Fort Worth; daughter, Debbie Harrison of Hillsboro; sisters, Pauline Holt of Waco and Geneva Ingalshee of Waco; seven grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; and a nephew, Jimmy Kirkpatrick of Waco.

The Memorial Chapel
1207 S. Cherry Lane, 246-4988
 

Loyd E. Heaser
CLEBURNE -- Loyd E. Heaser, 72, a retired housing economist for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, died Wednesday at home.

Funeral: 1 p.m. today at Martin's Funeral Home in Cleburne. Burial: Private in Greenacres Memorial Park.

Memorials: Community Hospice of Texas, 1208 W. Henderson, Cleburne, Texas 76031 or a charity of choice.

Loyd E. Heaser was born Feb. 20, 1924, in Hondo.

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

Gary E. Holland
FORT WORTH -- Gary Elvin Holland, 48, died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Robertson Mueller Harper. Officiating will be Rabbi Ralph Mecklenburger.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Gary Elvin Holland was a native of Newark, N.J., and graduated from Vanderbilt University. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Anne Miller Holland.

Survivors: Brother, Alan Holland and his wife, Enid, of Dallas; a niece, Lannette; and nephews, Clifford and Jason Holland.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233
 

Paul W. Jackson
FORT WORTH -- Paul W. Jackson, 44, a nursing home administrator, died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: AIDS Interfaith Network, 1425 Pennsylvania, Fort Worth, Texas 76104.

Paul W. Jackson was born Nov. 25, 1952, in Shawnee, Okla. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth. He was reared in Wewoka, Okla., and was a graduate of Oklahoma State University and Southern Methodist University. His most recent positions were with Longmeadow Care Center in Justin and Pecan Tree Manor in Gainesville.

He was preceded in death by his father, C.J. Jackson.

Survivors: Son, Brad Jackson of Fort Worth; daughter, Lori Jackson of Arlington; mother, Delores Jackson of Henryetta, Okla.; brother, David Jackson of Las Vegas, Nev.; sisters, Marsha Nichols of El Reno, Okla., and Ann Jackson of Manassas Park, Va.; and companion, Weldon Haynes of Fort Worth.

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

Velma Jeffery
FORT WORTH -- Velma Mae Bowers Jeffery, 50, who had been an Arlington school bus driver for five years, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. today at Sweethome Baptist Church. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens.

Velma Mae Bowers Jeffery was born June 3, 1946, in Groesbeck. Survivors: Husband of 31 years, Barry Jeffery; three sons, Johnny Jeffery and his wife, El Tonia, and Corey Jeffery, all of Fort Worth, and Michael Tony Jeffery of Huntsville; mother, Velma McDaniel; 10 brothers and sisters; and six grandchildren.

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

Ida Lawson
WACO -- Ida Lou Lawson, 77, died Wednesday at a Waco-area nursing home.

Graveside service: pending, in Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at BrookView Funeral Home.

Memorials: Hillcrest Hospice or a charity of choice, in lieu of flowers.

Ida Lawson was born May 27, 1919, in Knox County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buford L. Lawson, in 1988; her parents; five brothers; and a sister.

Mrs. Lawson was a good wife and a loving mother.

Survivors: Daughters, Loucene Harris and Delaina Rivaldi; three sisters, Frances Arnold, Beatrice Ressell and Rachel Whitney; son-in-law, David Harris; four grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

BrookView Funeral Home
Waco, (817) 714-2213
 

Clarence H. Lewis
ARLINGTON -- Clarence H. Lewis, 74, a Martin Automotive Parts manager, died Thursday in Arlington.

Graveside service: 12:30 p.m. today in Parkdale Cemetery.

Clarence H. Lewis was born Aug. 27, 1922, in Grady, N.M.

Survivors: Son, Michael H. Lewis of Arlington; daughters, Nancy Cannon and Clarice Durkee of Arlington and Janice Burand of California; grandchildren, Debra Cox of Oklahoma, Christopher Durkee of Austin, Bart Cannon of Arlington and D.J. Burand of California; and great-grandchild, Danielle Cox of Oklahoma.

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

Sadie N. Norman
GLEN ROSE -- Sadie Nabors Norman, 91, retired from food services, died Thursday at a Glen Rose hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Glen Rose. Burial: White Church Cemetery. Officiants: Mr. Bryan E. Sowell and the Rev. John Shipman of First United Methodist Church.

Pallbearers: Landon West and Marshall Nabors of Glen Rose, Lance Norman of Fort Worth, Gary Marks of Glen Rose, J.E. Neal of Fort Worth and Bill Neal of Lubbock.

Sadie Nabors Norman was born Sept. 25, 1905, in Meridian. She was the oldest member of First United Methodist Church in Glen Rose and a member of Wesleyan Service Guild. She was a member and officer in Pathfinders Sunday School Class. She was a thrift store volunteer for the Methodist Outreach Program and election clerk for Somervell County. She received the Older Texan Award in 1990 from the Somervell County Committee on Aging for volunteer service to the center and community.

She was preceded in death in 1960 by her husband, Granville David Norman.

Survivors: Sons, Lynn Norman of Granbury and James Earl Norman of Weatherford; daughter, Louise Reynolds of Granbury; brother, Virgil Nabors of Fresno, Calif.; sister, Pearl Daniel of Glen Rose; grandchildren, Linda West of Granbury, Lance Norman of Fort Worth; Holly Lykins of Fort Worth and Shannon Benoit of Fort Worth; great- grandchildren, Landon West of Glen Rose, Corrine, Lana and Analynn Norman of Fort Worth; great-great- grandchild, Landry West of Glen Rose; daughters-in-law, Edith Norman and Artie Wilson Norman; granddaughter-in- law, Debbie Norman; and grandsons-in- law, Tony Lykins and Greg Benoit.

Wiley Funeral Home
Glen Rose, (817) 897-2288
 

Odessa Mae Norwood
COMANCHE -- Odessa Mae Norwood, 91, a homemaker, died Thursday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Hall and Sons Funeral Home. Burial: Sardis Cemetery.

Memorials: Hasse Baptist Church.

Odessa Mae Norwood was born Nov. 23, 1905, in Burnet County.

Hall & Sons Funeral Home
Comanche, (915) 356-5214
 

James W. Oglesby Jr.
JONESBORO -- James Willie "Punch" Oglesby Jr., 76, a cattleman, rancher and professional horse trainer, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Riley Funeral Home. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery in Hamilton.

James Willie Oglesby Jr. was born Aug. 1, 1920, in the Lanham Community.

Riley Funeral Home
Hamilton, (817) 386-3117
 

Robert L. Powell
CLEBURNE -- Robert Lee "Bob" Powell, 84, a retired Santa Fe Railway laborer, died Thursday at a Cleburne nursing home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery.

Robert Lee "Bob" Powell was born May 4, 1912, in Bosque County.

Survivors: Wife, Nellie W. Powell of Cleburne; daughter, Dorothy Lee Webb of Cleburne; sister, Fonte Beavers of Keller; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

James W. Powolny
FORT WORTH -- James Wesley Powolny, 81, a retired master electrician, died Thursday at a local nursing home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at Shannon North Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

James Wesley Powolny was born July 12, 1915, in Arlington. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Powolny.

Survivors: Daughters, Nancy Spears of Burleson and Kaye Powolny of Fort Worth; sister, Justina Mickauskas of San Diego, Calif.; granddaughter, Barbara Ford of Denton; and niece, Diane Beckmon.

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

Ravindra A. Prasad
ARLINGTON -- Ravindra "Ravi" Anthony Prasad, 17, a Mansfield High School senior, died Thursday at a Fort Worth hospital after an auto-pedestrian accident.

Funeral: noon Monday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park. Prayer service: 6 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Vigil service: 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Ravindra "Ravi" Anthony Prasad was born Feb. 9, 1979, in Queens, N.Y.

Survivors: Parents, Victor Prasad and Pauline Prasad of Arlington; brothers, Davey Prasad of Fort Lewis, Wash., and Sanjay Prasad and Vijay Prasad, both of Arlington; grandparetns, Clifford and Ria Pillai of New York; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681
 

Robert B. Sands
FORT WORTH -- Robert B. Sands, 72, a dentist, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: none scheduled.

Memorials: St. Philips School and Community Center, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Dallas, in lieu of flowers.

Dr. Robert B. Sands was born Sept. 6, 1924, in Dallas. He was a life member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association and the Fort Worth District Dental Society. He practiced dentistry in Fort Worth from 1950 until his retirement.

As a first lieutenant, Dr. Sands flew with the 453rd Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force during World War II. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with five oak clusters, the Purple Heart and several other military decorations.

Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Inez Sands of Fort Worth; sons, Robert B. Sands III and Marcus W. Sands, both of Fort Worth; daughter, Deborah Dee Carson of Dallas; and grandchildren, Brian P. Sands, Eric A. Sands, Royal Chandler Carson and Catherine Brooks Carson.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584
 

David R. Schibler
HICO -- David Ray Schibler, 39, died Thursday in Hico.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Visitation: noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.

David Ray Schibler was born June 5, 1957, in Granbury. He was preceded in death by his brother, William A. Schibler, who died in 1982.

Survivors: Mother and stepfather, Lucy and Leon Morris of Everman; father, Elvis Schibler of Hico; brother, Michael Schibler of Fort Worth; sister, Mary Lee Alford of Colleyville; and stepsister, Christina Schibler of Gatesville.

Guardian Funeral Home
5704 James Ave., 293-8477
 

Donal D. Steadham
FORESTBURG -- Donal Dwight Steadham, 68, a retired rancher and farmer, died Thursday at a Denton hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Forestburg. Burial: Perryman Cemetery in Montague County.

Donal Dwight Steadham was born Nov. 13, 1928, in Forestburg.

McCoy Funeral Home
Saint Jo, (817) 995-2288
 

Chris Teague
STEPHENVILLE -- Chris Teague, 81, a retired auto mechanic, died Friday at a Stephenville hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Stephenville Funeral Home. Burial: Pony Creek Cemetery.

Chris Teague was born Dec. 25, 1914, in Tom Green County and had lived most of his life in Erath County. He was a World War II and Korean veteran. He was a member of the Texas National Guard for several years and Cedar Point Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Forrest, in 1989.

Survivors: Daughter, Lynda Morgan of Fort Worth; foster daughter, Nelda Todd of Granbury; brothers, Phillip of Sweetwater, Wyatt of Fort Worth and Monroe of Irving; sisters, Mary Hatch of Hope, Ark.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161
 

Earl Veal
BURLESON -- Earl Veal, 72, a land surveyor, died Thursday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Home. Graveside service: 4 p.m. in Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Earl Veal was born June 3, 1924, in Oklaunion, Texas. He was a member of Surveyors Association of Texas, Texas Old Time Fiddlers Association and was a longtime member of Temple Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Carl Veal, and brother, Billy Jim Veal.

Survivors: Wife of 52 years, Louise Veal of Burleson; son and daughter-in- law, Stephen Craig and wife, Lori Veal, of Trophy Club; daughter and son-in- law, Dana Joy and Robert Beasley of Crowley; brother and wife, J. D. and Virginia Veal of Guymon, Okla.; sister, Jewel Gladys Bush of Denton; sister-in- law, Betty Veal of Plainview; grandchildren, Brandon Beasley, Amber Beasley, Matt Hamm, Russ Hamm and Ellie Hamm; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

Florine C. Williamson
GRAPEVINE -- Florine Charles Williamson, 91, a retired Lucas Funeral Home receptionist, died Thursday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at Lucas Funeral Home in Grapevine. Burial: Restland Memorial Park in Dallas. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

Florine Charles Williamson was born Jan. 23, 1905. She had been a receptionist for Lucas Funeral Home in Grapevine for 25 years, retiring in 1994. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Grapevine.

Survivors: Sister, Eva Mae McWhirter of Dallas; granddaughters, Claudia Shroyer Brown of Lockhart, Nancy Rockwood of Fort Worth and June Ann Roper of Fort Worth; grandson, Neal Patterson of Grapevine; four great- grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren.

Lucas Funeral Home
Grapevine, 488-7566
 

Thelma Mae Wooldridge
GRAHAM -- Thelma Mae Wooldridge, 89, a homemaker, died Thursday in Graham.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Sunday at McMillan- Satterwhite Funeral Home. Burial: Pioneer Cemetery.

Thelma Mae Wooldridge was born Dec. 4, 1907, in Audrey.

McMillan-Satterwhite Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-3773
 

Albert B. Zarr
ARLINGTON -- Albert Bentley Zarr, 73, a retired sales clerk for Clark-Lift in Fort Worth, died Friday in Arlington.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Saturday at Moore Memorial Gardens.

Albert Bentley Zarr was born Dec. 28, 1922, in Waco.

Survivors: Wife, Mary Estelle Zarr of Arlington; and son, William Albert Zarr of Arlington.

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

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