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Published Dec. 17, 1996

Maggie Lee Allen 

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lacy Funeral Home. Burial: Gardens of Memory. Officiant: The Rev. Mike Whisenant.

Maggie Lee Allen was born July 12, 1917, in the Woodson Community of Throckmorton County.

Survivors: Sons, Raymond James Allen of Anchorage, Alaska, Lewis Riley Allen of Sulphur Springs and Stanley Gene Allen of Ozona; daughters, Peggie Tindle of Georgetown and Myrtle Kay Butler of Odessa; brothers, Buford Wright of Seymour and Wayland Wright of Stephenville; sisters, Opal Joe Grimland, Winnie Mae Starnes and Rachel Lange of Stephenville, Ruby Nell Walker of Woodson and Betty Joe Hearn of Rochester; and ten grandchildren.

Lacy Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 968-2102

Billy P. Anderson
YAZOO CITY, Miss. -- Billy Paul Anderson, 64, a retired baker, died Thursday at a Jackson, Miss., medical center.

Graveside service: Was 10:30 a.m. Monday in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City.

Billy Anderson was born Jan. 3, 1932, in Yazoo City, Miss. He was a 25-year resident of Fort Worth. He was a Protestant and an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors: Daughter, Betty T. Yee of Honolulu, Hawaii; brothers, Leo Anderson, Robert Anderson and Terry Anderson, all of Yazoo City, and Thomas Anderson of Concordia, Kan.; sisters, Jessie Veazey, Nora Niven, Mary Stevens and Bonnie Brooks, all of Yazoo City, and Betty McMaster of Gulfport, Miss.; and one grandchild.

Stricklin-King Funeral Home
Yazoo City, Miss., (601) 746-4532

Dorothy Anderson
FORT WORTH -- Dorothy Anderson, 72, a homemaker and retired from First Interstate Bank of Arizona, died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: Private family services at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: American Lung Association or American Cancer Society.

Dorothy Anderson was born May 31, 1924, in Parkerton, Wyo. She was raised on a ranch shared with five brothers and a younger sister that her parents homesteaded.

Dorothy recently moved to Fort Worth from Phoenix, Ariz. She spent the majority of her life raising four children and traveling extensively while a spouse of a career military person. She was preceded in death by a son, William, in 1969, her parents and four brothers. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors: Son, Richard Kennedy and wife, Donna of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters, Sharon Robinson and husband, Danny, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Carol Calton and husband, Gene, of Fort Worth; granddaugthers, Dale Rodgers and Traci Benfield and their husbands of Fort Worth and Amanda Kennedy of Tyler; grandsons, Bill Carpenter of Phoenix, Ariz., and Ricky Kennedy of Tyler; and three great-grandchildren, Stefani Carolann Rogers, Drae Michael Benfield and Colin Blair Benfield of Fort Worth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Ethel E. Andrews
FORT WORTH -- Ethel Eugenia "Dink" Andrews, 72, a retired housekeeper for private residences, died Thursday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Horum Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Ethel Andrews was born July 26, 1924, in Mansfield, daughter of the late Wilburn and Cecil Lawson. Ethel grew up in Mansfield and attended public schools. She worked as a housekeeper for 26 years. In 1948, she married Otha Moore. Four children were born to this union. A son, Terry Moore, preceded his mother in death. She later married Albert Andrews in 1965.

Ethel grew up in Bethlehem Baptist Church and united with Mount Horum Baptist Church later in life. She was a devout Sunday school scholar and member of the Missionary Society. Part of a large and closely knit family, Ethel loved being with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors: Husband, Albert Andrews of Fort Worth; daughters, Wilma Dews of Dallas, Ethel White of Fort Worth and Marilyn Cox of Dallas; brothers, Willie O. Lawson of Fort Worth, Frank Marshall Lawson of Oklahoma and Lawrence Lawson of Denton; sisters, Gertrude Allen of Fort Worth, Velma Cooper of Arlington and Stella Moody and Lillie Sheppard, both of Mansfield; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Baker Funeral Home
301 E. Rosedale St., 332-4468

Woodrow M. Ballard
MINGUS -- Woodrow M. Ballard, 79, a retired General Dynamics firefighter, died Saturday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Edwards Funeral Home. Burial: New Gordon Cemetery.

Woodrow Ballard, who was born Feb. 12, 1917, in Hamilton County, retired in 1977 after 26 years of service at General Dynamics and moved to Mingus.

Edwards Funeral Home
Strawn, (817) 672-5231

Clark F. Blakely
HURST -- Clark Franklin Blakely, 75, a retired aircraft mechanic, died Tuesday at home.

No services are planned.

Clark Franklin Blakely was born Sept. 14, 1921, in El Paso. He was an American Airlines employee from 1942-1980. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Delores Blakely, and son, Vincent Blakely.

Survivors: Daughter-in-law, Phoung Blakely; brother, Dr. Evan B. Blakely of Dallas; brothers-in-law, James H. Cox and David Cox of Fort Worth; sister-in- law, Viola England of Alvarado; grandchildren, David and Angie Blakely; and three nephews and one niece of Dallas.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

Jose A. Bosquez
FORT WORTH -- Jose A. Bosquez, 65, an accountant, died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Marys Catholic Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Rosary: 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight and 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Jose A. Bosquez was born Aug. 23, 1931, in Del Rio. He was a member of American G.I. Forum and the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors: Wife, Lidia R. Bosquez; daughters, Lydia Elva Bosquez, Laura Z. Bosquez, Josefina A. Huertas and husband, Miguel, and Alejandra M. Robles; brothers, Ramon Bosquez Jr., Marjo Bosquez, Jesus Bosquez and Reynoldo Bosquez; grandchildren, Derek Ian Bosquez, Adrian Corrizales, Joseph Aaron Huertas, Adam M. Huertas and Mark A. Ortiz; numerous nieces and nephews; and dear friends, Bonnie Youngs, Rebecca Neff and Consuelo Martin.

He will be remembered for his love and kindess to children.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Emma J. Britton
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Emma Jean Britton, 61, a retired funeral home detail clerk, died Friday in Bedford.

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

Emma Britton was born Jan. 16, 1935, in Roanoke.

She was a member of Birdville Baptist Church.

Survivors: Husband, Kenneth Britton of Shawnee, Okla.; daughter, Debra Lynne Britton of Haltom City; mother, Gladys Steward of North Richland Hills; and brother, Donald Steward of Keller.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Allie Head Bryant
FORT WORTH -- Allie Head Bryant, 93, a retired Monnig's Department Store sales clerk, died Sunday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Christ United Methodist Church, 3301 Sycamore School Road. Officiant: The Rev. John Robbins. Burial: Bethany Cemetery in Alvarado.

Allie Head Bryant was born Oct. 21, 1903, in Alvarado. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. W. "Bill" Bryant, in 1981.

Survivors: Daughters, Nell Lindsey and husband, Joe, and Bobbie Harkrider of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Tom Harkrider and Kim Villa and husband, Frank, of Fort Worth; great- grandchildren, Lindsey and Chase Villa; and several nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Phil Chavez
HURST -- Phil Chavez, 61, an operations agent for American Airlines, died Saturday at a North Richland Hills hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Bedford. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. Rosary: 7 tonight at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home.

Phil Chavez was born Aug. 13, 1935, in Gallup, N.M. He worked for American Airlines for 30 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Michaels Catholic in Bedford.

Survivors: Wife, Rosalba Chavez of Hurst; sons, Joseph Michael Chavez and Edward Alanso, both of Hurst; brother, Manuel Gallegos of Santa Rosa, Calif.; brother-in-law, Gutierre Aceves of Mexico; sister-in-law, Mireya A. Martinez of Mexico; and cousin, Pauline Lopez of Los Angeles.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Robert E. Clem
MINERAL WELLS -- Robert E. Clem, 65, a retired rancher, died Sunday in Mineral Wells.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church.

Robert E. Clem was born Sept. 25, 1931, in Sharron, Kan.

White's Funeral Home
Mineral Wells, (817) 325-3311

Clyde Coates
CISCO -- Clyde Coates, 88, a retired farmer, died Monday at a Breckenridge nursing home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Wednesday in Dennis Cemetery near Moran, Texas. Visitation: 6 to 7:30 tonight.

Clyde Coates was born Oct. 16, 1908, in Shackelford County.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Morehart Mortuary
Breckenridge, (817) 559-5421

James Collins
FORT WORTH -- James Collins, 61, a courier for Team Bank who retired in 1989 after 20 years, died Saturday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lake Como Church of Christ. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

James Collins was born Sept. 3, 1935, in Hallsville, Texas.

Survivors: Wife, Otha Collins; sons, Rev. James Clemons and retired Sgt. Roger B. Thomas; daughters, Mattie Smith, Linda Scott, Barbara Hatton and Jacqueline Crenshaw; brothers, Luther Collins and wife, Oleatha, Ernest L. Collins, and Robert E. Collins; sisters, Katherine Walker and husband, Esker, and Margaret Gilliam; 17 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

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

Carolyn M. Cosby
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Carolyn "Cacci" Miller Cosby, 58, a homemaker, died Saturday of complications of cancer at a Springfield, Mo., medical center.

Graveside service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Restland Memorial Park. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Restland's Wildwood Chapel.

Rev. Charles W. Stokes, associate minister of St. Andrew United Methodist Church of Plano, will officiate.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, gifts to the local blood center or the American Red Cross.

Carolyn Cosby was born Jan. 19, 1938, in Dallas, the daughter of Claude R. and Irene Risser Miller.

She was a 1955 graduate of Highland Park High School and attended Texas Christian University, the University of Hawaii and was graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1959. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority and Phi Beta Kappa Fraternity.

She and Mr. Cosby married Sept. 26 1959, at Highland Park Methodist Church. After service in the Army, he joined IBM and they made their homes in Fort Worth, Waco, Princeton, Lubbock and San Jose, before moving to Springfield in 1987.

Mr. and Mrs. Cosby lived in Fort Worth a number of years, were members of University Christian Church and have a family and friends there.

Mrs. Cosby was a member of the Rachel Donaldson Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, the American Needlework Guild, the Embroiderers' Guild of America, the Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Guild and the Ozarks Genealogical Society.

Mrs. Cosby was transfusion dependent for the last five years of her life and was deeply grateful to blood donors everywhere, people who give the "gift of life."

Recently, Mrs. Cosby said, "A blood donation would be the best tribute anyone could pay me."

Survivors: Husband, Andrew D. Cosby of Springfield; son, Jeffrey D. Cosby of Denver; daughter, Laura Cosby Boon of Lubbock; brother, Ralph I. Miller of Dallas and two granddaughters, Laura Layne Boon and Katherine Elizabeth of Boon of Lubbock.

Restland Funeral Home
Dallas, (972) 238-7111

Ralph R. Dean
FORT WORTH -- Ralph R. Dean, 88, a retired chemist, died Sunday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Officiant: Dr. David Malone, assisted by Mr. Mike Root. Pallbearers: Dr. John Kemplin, John Heft, Ray Gough, Perman Page, Wallace Page and Dana Bloxom.

Ralph Dean was born Oct. 3, 1908, in Fort Worth. He was a member of Alta Mesa Church of Christ. He was a graduate of Central High School and the University of North Texas. He was a member of the American Chemical Society.

Survivors: Wife, Lucille of Fort Worth; sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Camille Dean of Bedford, Norman and Nan Dean of Hurst and Kenneth and Ann Dean of Richardson; daughter and son- in-law, Linda and Darrell Jackson of Arlington; and seven grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Charline Douglas
FORT WORTH -- Charline Douglas, 74, a homemaker, died Sunday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Charline Douglas was born June 15, 1922, in Mississippi. She was a Fort Worth resident for 50 years. She was a member of Ridglea Presbyterian Church, Womans Club of Fort Worth and the Garden Club. She loved to paint.

She was a member of the Navy Waves during World War II.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Douglas Sr., in 1985.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Nancy Douglas of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Laurie and Brian Robbins of Fort Worth; brother, Roger Cratin of Houston; sister, JoAnn Brubaker of Houston; and grandsons, Jackson Douglas III and Spencer Douglas.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Pat H. Duke
FORT WORTH -- Pat H. Duke, 76, a Texas Electric Service Co. hydraulic foreman, died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Officiant: The Rev. Dennis Smith. Burial: Holly Hills Memorial Park in Granbury. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

Pat H. Duke was born Dec. 8, 1920, in Atlanta, Texas. He had resided in Fort Worth for the past 40 years and was a member of the VFW. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Italian and North African campaigns for three years overseas. He received the EAME Campaign Medal with three Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medals and a Victory Ribbon with one Service Stripe and five overseas Service Bars.

Survivors: Wife of 47 years, Carol Duke; daughters, Toni McNamar of Fort Worth, Patsy Kern and husband, Mike, of Krum and Mary Murphy and husband, Michael, of Fort Worth; sisters, Jennie Bobo of Bivins, Imogene Gillespie of Beaumont and Juanita Leslie of Atlanta, Texas; grandchildren, Lisa Hall, Johnnie Martin, Jason McCleary, Kristy Davis, Duke Davis and Jayme Sledge; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Magenta Duncan
FORT WORTH -- Magenta Duncan, 71, a retired cost accountant who had been with Texas Midland Telephone for 20 years, died Sunday at home.

Funeral: Noon today at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Magenta Duncan was born July 7, 1925, in Alexander, Texas. She was a member of Genesis United Methodist Church and was a founding member of Harris Southwest Hospital Volunteer Services.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Carla and James Sams of Fort Worth; sisters, Doris Rhodes of Medford, Ore., and Mona Thompson of Fort Worth; and grandchildren, Eric Douglas Sams and Cara Ashley Sams.

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

Verne R. Ellis
JOSHUA -- Verne R. "Chief" Ellis, 67, a law enforcement officer, died Sunday at a North Richland Hills hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Blessing Funeral Home in Mansfield. Burial: Mansfield Cemetery in Mansfield. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight.

Verne Ellis was born May 30, 1929, in Schenectady, N.Y. At the age of 12 he moved to Texas, where he has been a resident ever since. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin in 1958 after obtaining a degree in psychology. Mr. Ellis then attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he earned a degree in music and education in 1960. In 1962, he heard a different calling into the field of law enforcement, wherein he started working as a reserve officer for the Arlington Police Department. In or about 1963, Mr. Ellis began working for the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department, where he rose to the rank of lieutenant. In the early 1970s, Mr. Ellis was hired as the chief of police in Mansfield, where he stayed for several years. In 1979, Mr. Ellis graduated from the National FBI Academy and then went on to become the chief of police in Corsicana. Upon leaving Corsicana, he accepted the job as chief investigator for the Hillsboro Police Department. In 1992, Mr. Ellis was hired as the chief of police in Joshua. After several years with the city of Joshua he then took the job as the chief investigator for the Joshua Police Department.

Mr. Ellis was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 331 in Mansfield, the Optimists Club of Joshua and belonged to First Baptist Church of Joshua.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Boots, on Feb. 29, 1996.

Memorials: American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Foundation.

Survivors: Sons and daughters-in- law, Richard and Karyl of Joshua, David and Mindy of Mansfield and Timothy and Leslie of Arlington; brother, Ray Ellis of Abilene; grandchildren, Rachel, Rick, David Ray and Dwayne of Joshua and David, Stephanie, Andrew and Elizabeth of Mansfield; great-grandchild, Kyle of Joshua; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555

Hazel R. Files
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Hazel Reynolds Files, 74, a homemaker, died Sunday at a Grand Prairie hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Wednesday in Southland Memorial Park in Grand Prairie. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Hazel Reynolds Files was born Sept. 23, 1922, in Gorman.

Survivors: Sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and John Points; niece and husband, Caye and Steve Sullivan; one great-niece; two great-nephews; and numerous cousins.

Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home
Grand Prairie, (972) 263-7200

Weldon S. Ford
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Weldon S. Ford, 81, died Dec. 8 in Tucson.

Funeral: Private at East Lawn Palms Mortuary and Cemetery.

Weldon Ford retired in 1985 after a career in transportation sales and service. Mr. and Mrs. Ford formerly resided in Fort Worth, Albuquerque, N.M., Farmington, N.M., and San Diego, Calif. He was a member of B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 1812 in El Cajon, Calif.

Survivors: Wife, Dorothy Ford; daughter, Carolyn Ford (Dustin) Wilson of Tucson; grandsons, Dean Andrew Wilson of Riverside, Calif., and Lee Ford (Kim) Wilson of Loma Linda, Calif.

East Lawn Palms Mortuary
Tucson, Ariz., (520) 885-6741

Douglas C. Frankum
TOLAR -- Douglas Charles Frankum, 67, a retired nuclear project manager, died Saturday at home.

Memorial services: 2 p.m. today at Emmanual Baptist Church in Glen Rose and 4 p.m. today at the Nazarene Church in Granbury.

Douglas Frankum was born May 29, 1929, in Glen Flora, Texas.

Douglas was given the "Key to the City" in Southport, N.C., for outstanding community service. He worked for Brown & Root Inc. for 35 years and his last field job was working as project manager of Comanche Peak. Before retiring in 1991, he worked for the Brown & Root Houston office as a construction consultant on jobs all over the United States and abroad. He was a great outdoors man. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and especially loved his retreat from the world in Tolar, Texas.

Survivors: Wife, Margaret Frankum of Tolar; son, Michael Frankum of Tolar; daughters, Rebecca Kidd of Granbury and Rachel Olliff of Hill City; stepson, William Anthaume of Houston; stepdaughters, Beth Leonardt and Marietta Melton, both of Houston; brothers, Bruce Frankum and Gene Frankum of Wharton; sister, Margie Watson of Wharton; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

Gladys E. Giedlinski
FORT WORTH -- Gladys Edwards Giedlinski, 75, a retired Arlington School District cafeteria worker and employee of Skaggs Albertson's bakery, died Sunday in Mansfield.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials: American Hospice, American Cancer Society or Mansfield Nursing Center.

Gladys Giedlinski was born Jan. 29, 1921, in Dallas.

She was a member of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church and volunteered with Arlington Charities.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph William Giedlinski, in 1980; parents, Jasper Peyton Edwards and Dorothy Robinson; and sister, Vernelle Edwards Spain.

Survivors: Daughter, Dorel Katherine Wilkins of Arlington and her husband, Leslie; grandchild, Ryan Wilkins; niece, Cheri Pugh of Arlington; nephews, Bryan Spain of Arlington and Lynn Spain of Humble; and several close friends.

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

Mary Jo Griffith
FORT WORTH -- Mary Jo Griffith, 73, a homemaker, died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Restland Memorial Park Wildwood Chapel in Dallas. Burial: Restland Memorial Park. Visitation: tonight at the funeral home.

Mary Jo Griffith was born Nov. 29, 1923, in Alabama.

She was born Mary Jo Limbaugh and married John Griffith in June of 1940. They raised 10 children and moved to Texas in 1963 and settled in Dallas County. She later retired and moved to Fort Worth. She leaves many family and friends who love her. She was a good wife and beloved mother. She is remembered affectionately as: "Mother, Grandmother, Memaw, Jo, Aunt Jo, Niece, Mother Mary, Miss Mary and Sunshine."

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, John E. Griffith II, in 1988.

Survivors: Sons, John E. Griffith III, Richard W. Griffith, Michael W. Griffith, Bob Griffith, Joel R. Griffith and Chris Griffith; daughters, Mary Blackmon, Marsha Maner, Marilyn Brown and Clarice Cornelius; sisters, Katherine Brown and Frances Cutcliffe; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 10 in-laws; many nieces and nephews; and one surviving "Aunt Polly."

Restland Funeral Home
Dallas, (972) 238-7111

W.D. Hale
WHITNEY -- W.D. "Dennis" Hale, 68, a communications engineer, died Sunday in Waco.

Funeral: 1 p.m. today at Martin's Funeral Home in Cleburne. Burial: Blum Cemetery.

W.D. Hale was born Aug. 22, 1928, in Cleburne. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 522 in Lake Whitney.

Survivors: Wife, Betty Hale of Whitney; son, James E. Hale of Albuquerque, N.M.; daughter, N. Frances Young of Tampa, Fla.; brother, Roy Hale of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and grandchildren, Kimberly King, Rachel Hale and Daniel Hale.

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

J.P. Hampton
DENTON -- J.P. Hampton, 86, a retired electrical plant operator for Sanger Electric and Brazos Electric, died Monday in Denton.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Sanger. Burial: Sanger Cemetery in Sanger.

Coker Funeral Home
Sanger, (817) 458-3311

Christopher D. Hartnett
HOUSTON -- Christopher Dalton Hartnett, 14, a freshman at St. Thomas High School in Houston, died peacefully at home Dec. 10 surrounded by family and his closest friends, after a 10-month courageous struggle with bone cancer.

Memorials: Christopher Hartnett Scholarship Fund, St. Thomas High School, 4500 Memorial Dr., Houston, Texas 77007.

Christopher Dalton Hartnett was born Feb. 12, 1982, in Fort Worth, the only child of Brenda Bailey Hartnett and Dalton Dennis Hartnett. He was a graduate of St. Cecilia Catholic School where he attended eight years. He excelled in academics and athletic activites. He was an honor student, received the Principal's Award, competed in the 1995 All Star East-West Football game and, while taking chemotherapy, placed llth in the statewide National Geographic Geography Bee. He was a varsity athlete in football and basketball. Other interests included being an altar server, an avid hunter and Notre Dame football fan. Christopher's family and friends remember his enduring faith, impeccable manners, keen sense of humor, boundless optimism and hope for the future.

As a sign of their prayers and support in the last week of his life, over 300 of Christopher's St. Thomas High School classmates and friends held a caroling and candlelight vigil in the front yard of his home. An inspiration to his classmates, Christopher was named honorary captain of the St. Thomas Varsity High School football team.

He is remembered and honored by his devoted parents; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Katy Bailey of Austin; paternal grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Dalton Harnett of Fort Worth; and uncles, Leo, Jimmy and wife, Linda, and Brian Hartnett.

He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

Earthman Tanglewood Funeral Home
Houston, (713) 785-3911

Elsie M. Hinds
JOSHUA -- Elsie Maud Hinds, 90, a homemaker, died Saturday in Burleson.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Cresson Cemetery in Cresson.

Elsie Maud Hinds was born April 1, 1906, in Edem. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Godley.

Survivors: Leonard Hinds of Burleson, Paul Hinds of San Antonio and Ron Hinds of Arlington; daughters, Marge Shaw of Canton and Mary Horton of Joshua; sisters, Marie Anderson of Dublin and Ilene Martin and Tommie Stafford of Denton; 14 grandchildren; 22 great- grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild.

Cleburne, (817) 558-2322

Birdie J.S. Hodges
FORT WORTH -- Birdie Julia Smith Hodges, 83, a retired teacher at J.P. Elder and North Side High School, teaching chorus and orchestra, died Saturday at a Dallas nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Broadway Baptist Church. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum.

Officiants: Dr. Stephen Shoemaker and Rev. Gene Thompson.

Pallbearers: Mario Miranda, D.D.S, Bill McCormick, Paul G. Rydell, D.D.S, Thomas N. Jeness, James L. Fleming and Eugene L. James.

Memorials: The Organ Fund at Broadway Baptist Church, because of their shared benevolent interest in this instrument and all music.

Birdie Julie Smith Hodges was born April 9, 1913, in Marquez. She attended Mary Hardin Baylor University and graduated from North Texas University with a master's degree in public school music. She was a member of Broadway Baptist Church and its Felicia Sunday school class, AAUW, Retired Teachers Associations, Womans Club of Fort Worth, and The E. Clyde Whitloch Club.

She was the widow of Edward Harris Hodges Jr., DDS.

Survivors: Sisters-in-law, Pauline Hodges King of Fort Worth and Frances Hodges Wood of Dallas.

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

Ava D. Horsley
FORT WORTH -- Ava Diane Horsley, 50, died Friday in Austin.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. today in Waco Memorial Park in Waco.

Ava Horsley was born Aug. 13, 1946, in Dallas. She was a resident of Fort Worth and had lived in Fort Worth for many years.

Survivors: Sons, Jeffrey Dean Watson and Anthony Gerhart Watson, both of Austin, and Wm. H. Horsley Jr. of Spring Hill, Fla.; and sister, Loretta Broser of Edmond, Okla.

Heritage Memorial Funeral Home
Waco, (817) 662-3430

Ashly Horton
RICHARDSON -- Ashly Horton, 23, an administrative assistant, died Sunday in Dallas.

Funeral: 4 p.m. today at Restland Funeral Home.

Ashly Horton was a graduate of Berkner High School in Richardson and attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock. She was Miss Lubbock 1993 and Miss Texas runner up. Ashly loved to sing and performed locally at Johnny High's Country Music Review.

Survivors: Mother, Rebecca Horton of Richardson; father, Bill Horton of Garland; brother, William Horton of Richardson; sister, Taylor Horton of Richardson; maternal grandmother, Betty Chamberlin of Euless; paternal grandmother, Mary Ellen Horton of Atwood, Kan.; aunts, Eunice Shea of Mansfield, Peggy McAfee of Bedford, Sharon Lloyd of Cleveland, Ohio, Ellen Morgan of Salina, Kan., and Jennifer Woofter of Colby, Kan.; and uncles, Barney Horton of Atwood, Kan., and Silas Horton of Wichita, Kan.

Restland Funeral Home
Dallas, (972) 238-7111

C.C. House
GAINESVILLE -- C.C. "Lizzie" House, 95, a homemaker, died Sunday at a Gainesville nursing home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Clement- Keel Funeral Home. Burial: In Era, Texas. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials: Era United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 115, Era, Texas 76238 or Spring Creek United Methodist Church, Rt. 1, Box, 835, Gainesville, Texas 78240.

C.C. "Lizzie" House was born July 22, 1901, in Gunter.

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

William E. Hudgins
CLIFTON -- William E. "Happy" Hudgins, 85, a retired farmer and rancher, died Saturday in Temple.

Funeral: No services are planned. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Lawson Funeral Home.

William E. Hudgins was born July 18, 1911, in Hood County.

Lawson Funeral Home
Meridian, (817) 435-2792

Benjamin H. Hutchison
FORT WORTH -- Benjamin Holt Hutchison, 101, a retired electrical foreman for M-K-T Railroad, died Saturday in Stillwater, Okla.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Broadway Baptist Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Dr. Stephen Shoemaker and Rev. Gene Thompson, officiating.

Mr. Hutchison was born Aug. 26, 1895, in Bells, to Edward and Ella "Rawls" Hutchison.

He married Dora Dent on Sept. 20, 1921. She died Dec. 28, 1962. He was a former electrician for M-K-T "Katy" Railroad. He lived in Parsons, Kan., for 30 years and retired to Fort Worth in 1959.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lewis; sisters, Rena Van Tuyl and Ruth Stewart; and his wife, Dora Dent Hutchison.

Survivors: Son, Lawton Hutchison of Tuscola, Don Hutchison and his wife, Judy, of Stillwater, Okla.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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

Phoebe J. Isbell
STEPHENVILLE -- Phoebe Justin Isbell, 87, retired head of the English department at Stephenville High School, died Monday at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday in West End Cemetery. Rev. Emil V. Becker and Rev. Greg Isbell will officiate.

Memorials: Stephenville Independent School District Education Foundation, directed to the Phoebe Isbell Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Phoebe Isbell was born March 8, 1909, in Stephenville.

She married Frank Isbell in Durant, Okla., on June 20, 1931. He preceded her in death in 1937.

She was a teacher in the Stephenville public schools more than 40 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church. During World War II, in the summer sessions, she worked as an electrical inspector on B-36 bombers and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Pallbearers: Bill Nichols, Steve Elkins, Joe Isbell, Rev. Greg Isbell, John A. Isbell and David Ray.

Survivors: She was the beloved mother of Frank J. Isbell of Canton and John B. Isbell of Beaumont; beloved friend of Ann Geer of Stephenville; dear grandmother of Eve Elkins of Richardson, Rev. Greg Isbell of Duncanville, John A. Isbell of Dallas, Denise Ray of Arlington and Joe Isbell of Beaumont; six great-grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild.

Lacy Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 968-2102

Ruby M.F. Jackson
FORT WORTH -- Ruby Mae Farris Jackson, 75, a retired domestic worker, died Dec. 11 at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at The Church of the Living God in Dallas. Burial: Princeton Cemetery in Kerens. Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ruby Mae Farris Jackson was born June 8, 1921, in Kerens. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.

Survivors: Husband, Lawrence Jackson of Fort Worth; daughter, Linda Diane Woodard and husband, Joey, of Arlington; brothers, Dennis Farris and Roy Lee Farris of Dallas and Curley Farris of Fort Worth; and sisters, Bessie Farris of Philadelphia, Pa., and Murlee Holmes of Corsicana.

Pinkston's Mortuary
821 E. Terrell Ave., 332-5393

Marion P. Jayne
TROPHY CLUB -- Marion P. Jayne, 70, a world renowned pilot, entrepreneur and equestrienne, died Saturday at home.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trophy Club's Fellowship United Methodist Church.

Memorials: The non-profit U.S. Air Race, 123 Fairway Village Dr., Trophy Club, Texas 76262.

Marion P. Jayne was recently nominated to the prestigious National Aviation Hall of Fame for her contributions to the industry as a race pilot, founder of five aviation enterprises and her influence on countless pilots. She won an amazing number of cross-country speed races. She and her daughter, Pat, won the 1994 24-day race around the world, the longest race ever held.

Survivors: Sister, Betty Lytle of Illinois; children and spouses, Linda and Steve Haight of Illinois, Pat and Ken Keefer of Texas and Nancy and Jim Palozola and George and Nancy Jane of California; and seven grandchildren.

Lucas Funeral Home
Grapevine, 488-7566

Jeremy Johnson
BLOOMINGDALE, Ga. -- Jeremy Johnson, 22, a machine operator, died Saturday in Macon, Ga.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Wednesday in Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington, Texas. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight.

Jeremy Johnson was born in Lakewood, Calif.

Survivors: Parents, Billy and Gigi Johnson of Arlington; brothers, Donnie and Christopher of Arlington; grandparents, Nadene Braley of Mesa, Ariz., and Don and Jean Johnson of Arlington; great-grandmother, Helen Wilson of Arlington; aunts, Valorie Strauss of Batavia, Ill., and Julia Howard of Arlington; and great-aunt, Martha Coleman of Mesa, Ariz.

Moore Funeral Home-Bowen Chapel
4216 S. Bowen Road, 468-8111

Mary E. Kelley
ARLINGTON -- Mary E. Kelley, 79, a homemaker, died Sunday at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Guardian Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.

Mary E. Kelley was born April 13, 1917, in Stephenville.

Survivors: Husband, Curtis Kelley of Arlington; son, Edward Bearden of Arlington; daughter, Wanda Holloway of Arlington; sisters, Frances Spring and Louise Joiner of Arlington, and Gina Brown of Austin; nine grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Guardian Funeral Home
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

Robert Lazzari
SUBIACO, Ark. -- Robert Lazzari, a monk of Subiaco Abbey and former principal of Laneri High School in Fort Worth, died Saturday.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday in Saint Benedict Church at Subiaco. Burial: In the abbey cemetery. Wake: 7 tonight.

Father Robert Lazzari was born in Tontitown, Ark., July 10, 1918, the son of Joseph and Josephine Lazzari.

He entered Subiaco Academy in the 10th grade in 1934 and graduated in 1937. After a year of college at the Abbey, he entered the novitiate in the fall of 1938. He professed his vows as a monk on Sept. 16, 1939, and was ordained to the priesthood May 18, 1944.

After one year at Saint Louis University he began what was to become a 21- year career in secondary education. He was principal in Fort Worth at Laneri High School eight years, at Subiaco Academy 12 years and at Saint Anne's Academy in Fort Smith, Ark., one year. During that time, the emphasis of his administrative skills was twice shifted. In 1964, he was appointed Prior of the Monastery where he served four years and then he was appointed Business Manager of the Abbey and Academy in 1968 for four years.

In 1973, he was assigned to Santa Familia Monastary, the Abbey's Foundation in Belize, Central America, where he spent four years occupied principally in the design and construction of the first of monastery buildings. After his return from that mission, in 1977, he served in several capacities in the Abbey Maintenance Department except for one year while he was chaplain of Saint Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith.

Survivors: Two sisters, Sister Rosaire Lazzari O.S.U. of Springfield, Ill., and Sister Teresina Lazzari, O.S.B. of Fort Smith, Ark.; two brothers, James of Seal Beach, Calif., and Vincent of St. Louis, Mo.

Eva Alta Lewis
BENBROOK -- Eva Alta Lewis, 88, a retired area schools and nursing home food service supervisor, died Sunday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Shannon TCU Funeral Home. Burial: 2 p.m. today in Allen Cemetery in Allen.

Eva Alta Lewis was born Jan. 30, 1908. She was a member of Bethany Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbern R. Lewis; son, Jerry L. Lewis; and infants, Jackie and Patsy Lewis.

Survivors: Daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Babe Jett of Santo; daughter-in-law, Jimmie Lewis of Aledo; sisters, Kathryn Tomberlin of Medford, Ore., Nedra Branscome of Leonart and Margie Denton of San Antonio; grandchildren, Steve Lewis, Scott Lewis, John Jett and Gayla Shannon of Fort Worth; and four great-grandchildren.

Shannon-TCU Funeral Chapel
3015 Merida, 926-3314

Carrie E. Martin
ALVORD -- Carrie Ellen Martin, 78, a homemaker, died Saturday at a Decatur hospital.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. today in Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur.

Carrie Ellen Martin was born June 1, 1918, in Fort Worth. She married Leon Martin on March 21, 1953, in Cooke County. He preceded her in death. She was a member of Trinity Word Church in Decatur.

Survivors: Daughter, Kathy Roop of Alvord; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959

Gary E. Miller
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Gary E. Miller, 45, a former manager of relocation for Burlington Northern Industries, died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Visitation only from 4 to 8:30 p.m. today at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Santa Fe, Ind.

Memorials: The American Heart Association.

Gary E. Miller was born July 29, 1951, in Peru, Ind. He was a 1969 graduate of Maconaquah High School in Peru, Ind. He attended Indiana University and TWC. He was preceded in death by his father, Dale Miller, and sister, Nancy Jo Miller.

Survivors: Son, C.J. Miller of Fort Worth; daughter, Michelle Miller of Indianapolis, Ind.; mother, Jean Fortin of Fort Worth; brother, Larry Miller of Peru, Ind.; sister, Carol Beard of Fort Worth; and fiance, Frankie M. Paukner of Fort Worth.

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

Minnie M. Newell
ARANSAS PASS -- Minnie Marsel Newell, 60, a homemaker, died Thursday in Corpus Christi.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Brown, Gause-Ware, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Burial: Perryman Cemetery near Forestburg. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Rev. C.E. Gordon, pastor of New Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate.

Minnie Newell was born Feb. 17, 1936,, in Montague County.

She was a 34-year resident of Arlington and a former member of Fielder Road Baptist Church. Her hobbies included art work and music.

Survivors: Husband, Wilburt C. Newell of Aransas Pass; sons, Rick Liggett of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Scott Liggett of Fort Worth; daughters, Teresa Liggett of Fort Worth and Patricia Thomas of Austin; brothers, J.D. Berry of Fort Worth and Kenneth Berry; sisters, Ola Faye Clayton of Fort Worth, Evelyn Penny of Mequite and Joyce Slate of Kerrville; and seven grandchildren.

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

Angus P. Norman
FORT WORTH -- Angus "Gus" P. Norman, 87, a former employee of Montgomery Ward & Company, died Sunday at a Weatherford hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Aledo. Burial: Brown Cemetery in Aledo. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Family will be present from 6 to 8 tonight.

Rev. Lee Brewer, pastor of First Baptist Church, will officiate.

Mr. Norman was born Feb. 12, 1909, in Van Zandt County.

He served in the Navy in World War II from 1942 until 1944. He raised irises and was a member of the Triple LLL Club (Live Longer and Like It) for 25 years. He was loved by all who knew him. He was a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was married to Estelle Sorrels Norman 57 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Aledo.

Survivors: Wife, Estelle Norman of Fort Worth; daughter, Susan Burkett of Fort Worth; granddaughter and husband, Laura and Roger Fossett of Fort Worth; grandson, Kurt Gunter of Fort Worth; great-grandson, Alan Fossett of Fort Worth; sister, Lois Mae Skipper of Fort Worth; one niece and three nephews.

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

Edgar E. Paschal
ARLINGTON -- Edgar Earl Paschal, 81, a building superintendent who retired after more than 44 years with Southwestern Bell, died Monday in Arlington.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Edgar Paschal was born June 5, 1915, in Athens, Texas. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Breckenridge. He was a 53-year member of the American Numismatics Association, president of the Pioneer Trailblazers Camping Club, a 25-year member of the Avion Travelcade Club, and was an international officer of Avion Club in 1980 as treasurer. He traveled to 48 states and visited the capitol building in each state. He also traveled in Mexico and Canada.

Survivors: Wife of 55 years, Pauline Paschal of Arlington; son, Edgar E. Paschal Jr. and his wife, Wendi, of Keller; brother, S.D. Paschal of Jacksboro; sisters, Murriel Crouch of Greentown, Ind., Vivian Williams of Grand Prairie, Oro Jackson of Aubrey and Gladys Swantner of Arlington; grandchildren, Kimberly Kemery of Keller, Carl Paschal of Dallas and Douglas Jezowski of Irvine, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Kaylee Kemery of Keller, and Brenna, Alyshia, and Ryan Jezowski, all of Irvine, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Paul W. Pennock
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Paul W. Pennock, an Air Force colonel who retired after 31 years of service, passed away Friday in Tucson, Ariz.

Graveside service: 4 p.m. today in New Gordon Cemetery in Gordon, Texas.

Col. Paul W. Pennock served in England, North Africa, China, Japan, Vietnam and Korea. He was a command pilot for Gen. McArthur on the "Bataan" in Japan. He lost his last battle in this lifetime to cancer. He has taken his last flight to a land with no battles for life or wars. The flight will be his greatest and he will be met by many who made the flight before him.

Survivors: Loving wife of 51 years, Pauline Pennock of Tucson, Ariz.; son, Troy W. Pennock and Susan of Houston; daughters, Ann Dixon and Dr. Von of San Antonio and Jan Pacheco and Ferny of Phoenix, Ariz.; mother, Edna Herbin of Coffeyville, Kan.; sister, Irene of Independence, Kan.; and five grandchildren.

White's Funeral Home
Mineral Wells, (817) 325-3311

Grady C. Reed
BEDFORD -- Grady Charles Reed, 57, retired CEO of B.A.V. Inc., died Sunday at a Bedford hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at the Church of Christ in Forestburg. Burial: Perryman Cemetery in Montague County.

Grady Reed was born Jan. 27, 1939, in Saint Jo, Texas. He lived in St. Jo through high school and in Bedford for the past several years. He married Oma Dell Massie on June 6, 1959. He loved traveling and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Oma Dell, on Oct. 28, 1991.

Survivors: Sister, Velma Ashely of Saint Jo; mother-in-law, Malinda Massie of Euless; sister-in-law, Edelvis Quinten of Euless; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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

Lillie Sue Roten
AZLE -- Lillie Sue Roten, 55, a Tarrant Co. deputy sheriff for five years, died Monday at an Azle hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at White's Funeral Home in Azle. Burial: Ash Creek Cemetery. Visitation: 12 noon to 9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Lillie Sue Roten was born July 9, 1941, in Eddy. She was a member of Briar Baptist Church.

Survivors: Sons, Tony Roten of North Richland Hills and Allen Roten of Azle; sister, Edith Virgil of Sansom Park; grandchildren, Shawna Roten and Tony Roten Jr. of North Richland Hills; numerous nieces and nephews; and family at the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211

John Saalfrank
BENBROOK -- John Saalfrank, 62, a retired US Air Force master sergeant and duplicating technician, died Sunday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. Officiant: The Rev. D. Timothy Thompson. Burial: Calvary Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: American Lung Association.

MSgt. John Saalfrank was born Aug. 21, 1934, in Manhattan, N.Y. He was a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus No. 4101.

Survivors: Wife, Phyllis M. Saalfrank of Benbrook; sons, Jack Saalfrank of Freemont, Calif., David Saalfrank of Weatherford and Peter Saalfrank of Arlington; daughters, Susan Joyhce Brickey of San Antonio, Janet Ray of Fort Worth and Mary McFarland of Arlington; 11 grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.

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

Brooks F. Smith
BOSSIER CITY, La. -- Brooks F. Smith, 102, retired from the military, died Sunday in Bossier City.

Graveside service: Was 1 p.m. Monday in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Brooks F. Smith was born Aug. 14, 1894. He was a veteran of the Pershing Campaign Expedition in Mexico, World War I, and Guadalcanal in World War II. He was a member of the VFW and was formerly active in the Masonic Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Lafayette and Martha Ann (Stewart) Smith; his wife, Janie B. Smith; and a daughter, Elizabeth Ann.

Memorials: Charity of choice.

Survivors: Sons, James L. Smith of Hurst, John E. Smith of Shreveport, La., and Brooks F. Smith Jr. of Salinas, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; numerous great- grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Lewis Funeral Home
Magnolia, Ark., (501) 234-1010

Margaret G. Stinson
FORT WORTH -- Margaret Grammer Stinson, 91, a retired medical secretary, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Memorial service: 3 p.m. today in the Memorial Chapel of First United Methodist Church. A reception will follow the service in the parlor of the church.

Margaret Stinson was born Nov. 11, 1905, in Pittsburg, Texas. She was a graduate of Southern Methodist University, a member of Delta Delta Delta and a member of Christ United Methodist Church. She was a church secretary and choir director at Saint Mark United Methodist Church. She was a schoolteacher in Clifton and a medical secretary for Armstrong, Grammer and Grammer Clinic. Mrs. Stinson was an avid animal lover.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Allison A. Miller and Ronald C. "Super" Stinson.

Survivors: Nieces, Jennilou Grammer Baker and husband, Robert, of Victoria, Beverly Grammer Renger of Austin and Carolyn Linton of Fort Worth; nephews, John C. Grammer Jr., M.D., of Dallas, Robert B. Grammer and wife, Pam, of Granbury, and W.A. Grammer of Fort Worth; sisters-in-law, Sally Duncan Grammer and Mrs. J.H. Grammer, both of Fort Worth; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews; and stepson, Ronald C. Stinson Jr. and wife, Nancy, of Salona Beach, Calif., and their children and grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

J.C. Tolly
LAKE WORTH -- J.C. Tolly, 68, a retired truck driver, died Sunday at a local medical center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Biggers Funeral Home. Burial: Ashcreek Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

J.C. Tolly was born March 25, 1928, in Hopkins County, Texas. He was a Lake Worth resident since 1970. He was a truck driver for Imperial Sugar Co. for 19 years prior to his retirement in 1990.

Survivors: Wife, Ann Tolly of Lake Worth; sons, Robbie C. Tolly of Mannsville, Okla., Kenneth Tolly of Commerce and Jay W. Tolly of Lake Worth; daughters, Cynthia Ann Heiser of Kilgore and Vivian Williams of Rockwall; mother, Edna Tolly of Fort Worth; brothers, James Tolly of Houston, Alvin Tolly of Irving, Jerry Tolly of Joshua and Jimmy Tolly of Fort Worth; sister, Mary Francis Reed of Houston; 21 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Hwy., 237-3341

Jack F. Wade
SAGINAW -- Jack Freddie Wade, 64, a tile setter, died Friday at home.

Funeral: Private.

Jack Freddie Wade was born Nov. 26, 1932, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Sons, Freddie Ray Wade of Arlington, Jackie Dale Wade of Chicksaw, Okla., and David Nathan Wade of Arlington; brothers, William Wade of Huntsville and Mike Wade of Fort Worth; sisters, Ollie Mae and Lillian, both of Fort Worth; and three grandchildren.

Baumgardner Funeral Home
3704 Highway 377 S., 731-8400

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