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Published Oct. 23, 1996

Mollie L. Anderson
WEATHERFORD -- Mollie Louise Anderson, 85, a homemaker, died Monday in Weatherford.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Cotten- Bratton Funeral Chapel. Burial: Oakland Cemetery.

Mollie Louise Anderson was born Feb. 27, 1911, in Ford.

Cotten-Bratton Funeral Chapel
Weatherford, (817) 594-2711

Pearl Beaty
HURST -- Pearl Beaty, 72, a restaurant cook, died Sunday in North Richland Hills.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. today at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Pearl Beaty was born Dec. 8, 1923, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Son, Joe Frank Svitak of Fort Worth; daughters, Betty Ayers of Hurst and Rosemary James of Glendale, Ariz.; brother, Louie Gatlin of Haltom City; sisters, Mary King of River Oaks, Joann Johnson of Fort Worth, Ellen Cartmill of Granbury and Bessie Pruitt of Fort Worth; four grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Dudley Hoyle Beene
FORT WORTH -- Dudley Hoyle Beene, 71, a crane operator, died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: Was at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Moore Memorial Gardens.

Dudley Hoyle Beene was born Aug. 9, 1925.

Survivors: Wife, Blanche Beene of Fort Worth; son, Andy Beene of Euless; daughters, Jennifer Luna of Houston and Mary Lou Kiffe of Fort Worth; sister, Beatrice Lee of Lufkin; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Carol N. Burch
WEATHERFORD -- Carol Nadine Burch died Sunday at an Arlington Hospital after an 11-year illness with cancer.

Funeral: No funeral planned. There will be an open house at the home of Charles and Donna Harper in Weatherford Sunday afternoon to remember Nadine and celebrate her life.

Nadine was born April 5, 1938, in Iowa.

She donated her body to the Health Science Center in Fort Worth for medical research.

She fought a courageous battle and inspired everyone who knew her with her sweet spirit, but God finally took her home.

Survivors: Sons, David Buchanan of Fort Worth, Don Buchanan of Weatherford and Jeff Buchanan of San Jose, Calif.; one 6-year-old granddaughter, Lindsey Buchanan of San Jose, Calif.; a special friend, Kelton Green of Granbury; sisters and brothers, Donna Harper of Weatherford, Mike Burch and Max Burch, both of Kansas City, Mo.; Twila Larson of Hamburg, Iowa, Irene Kidd of Kansas City, Mo., Maxine Martin and Judy Robbins, both of Las Vegas, Nev., Kathy Robbins, Freddie Robbins, Jimmie Robbins and Arthur Robbins, all of Kansas City, Mo.; and stepmother, Dorothy Burch of Shenandoah, Iowa. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and everyone that knew her and loved her.

Sybil S. Carlile
AZLE -- Sybil Sylvia Carlile, 75, a homemaker, died Saturday at a local hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Azleland Cemetery in Azle. Visitation: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at White's Funeral Home in Azle.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Georgianna Walker, in 1994.

Sybil Sylvia Carlile was born July 10, 1921, in Simon, Okla. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother. She had been an Azle resident since 1942. She married E.W. Carlile in Marietta, Okla., in 1937.

Survivors: Husband, E.W. Carlile of Azle; sons, Ronald Carlile of Spokane, Wash., Dale Carlile and Jack Carlile, both of Azle, and Jerry Carlile of Saginaw; daughters, Peggy Allison of Mansfield and Terry Castor of Burleson; brother, Budge Langley of Sacramento, Calif.; sisters, Geneva Goldsmith of Tagard, Ore., Eudah Repucci and Omabelle Hoyt, both of Sacramento; 23 grandchildren; and 16 great- grandchildren.

White's Funeral Home
Azle, 444-3211

Velma Cooney
FORT WORTH -- Velma Cooney, 86, a homemaker, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Velma Cooney was born April 1, 1910, in Texas. She was a graduate of Newcastle High School and was a former member of Southside Church of Christ. She was most recently a member of Lakewood Village Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Otis Cooney, in 1990.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Vikki Cooney of Tyler; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Bill Mobley of Tulsa, Okla.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

George C. Dews
ARLINGTON -- George Clifton Dews, 89, a retired inventory clerk with LTV, died Monday in Arlington following a stroke.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Moore Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: New World United Methodist Church or a charity of choice.

George Dews was born Dec. 17, 1906, in Garner.

He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of New World United Methodist Church. He was a charter member of the Arlington Men's Garden Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred; parents, Fred and Dona Dews; and brother, H.A. Dews.

Survivors: Sons, Clifton F. Dews and wife, Jean, of San Angelo and Marion Dews and wife, Jo, of Arlington; brother, J.C. Dews of Mineral Wells; sisters, Gladys Himes of Weatherford and Lois Creed of Burleson; grandchildren, Kathy Coe and her husband, Bill, of Houston, Debby Smith and her husband, Rick, of San Angelo and Kim Mory and her husband, Art, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and Randy Dews and his wife, Debbie, of Dallas; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Lori M. Dilbeck
ARLINGTON -- Lori Michelle Dilbeck, 26, died Saturday.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Cockrell Hill. Burial: Grove Hill Cemetery.

Lori Dilbeck was born Aug. 20, 1970, in Dallas.

She has gone to be with the Lord; she was a good and faithful Christian.

She graduated from West Mesquite High School with honors in 1988 and graduated with a B.S. in nursing from UTA with honors in May 1996. She was a member of the Sorority of Nursing and Our Savior Lutheran Church in Cockrell Hill.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Delton and Lorene Lewis; uncle, Gilbert Harry; and aunt, Wanda Tanner.

Survivors: Her fiancee' whom she planned to marry Friday, Joel Martin; mother and stepfather, Linda and Paul Wells; father and stepmother, Eddie and Beverly Dobbs; one half-sister, Melanie Dobbs; stepbrother, Jerry Anderson and wife, Mary; future-in-laws, Gary, Linda and Jennifer Martin; aunt, Katheryn Harry of Wills Point; grandparents, Darwin and Tressie Dobbs of Mesquite; and grandmother, Geneva Goforth.

Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home
Mesquite, (214) 285-5489

Cleo Dumas
FORT WORTH -- Cleo Dumas, 74, who was retired, died Tuesday in Euless.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum.

Cleo Dumas was born Dec. 22, 1921, in Waveland, Ark.

She was a longtime resident of Fort Worth and was retired from the Texas Department of Human Resources. She was a member of the Arlington Heights Order of Easter Star and the Womens Auxiliary of the VFW.

Survivors: Brothers, Frank Dumas of Burbank, Texas, and Allen Dumas of Keller; and sisters, Anna Bentle of Keller and Hallene Choate of Fort Worth.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

John L. Felker
ARLINGTON -- John L. Felker, 42, a telemarketer for Corporate Fox Management, Inc., for the last year, died Saturday in Arlington.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

John Felker was born Sept. 16, 1954, in Roswell, N.M. He loved to fish, play darts, camping and football.

Survivors: Wife, Billie Felker of Arlington; son, Johnny Lee Felker of Arlington; brothers, Chuck Felker of Arlington and Billy Felker of Winnsboro; and sisters, Deborah Smith of Eustace, Virginia Bayer of Corsicana and Barbara Renfrow of Athens, Texas.

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

Eleanora V. Fike
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Eleanora Voznica Fike, 83, a homemaker, died Monday at home.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Louis Catholic Church, 2001 North 25th Street in Waco. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery in Waco. Rosary: 7 tonight at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst.

Pallbearers: Grandsons, Barry Cox, Bart Cox, Kevin Parrish, Kyle Parrish, Kyle Pettey and Tom Blackwell.

Memorials: Community Hospice.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles T. Fike, on March 3, 1989.

Survivors: Sons, Charles Alan Fike and wife, Trisha Fike; daughters, Beverly Cox and Karen and husband, Cary Parrish; brother, John E. Voznica; sisters, Mrs. N.A. "Marcy" Hays, Mrs. R. Jack "Toni" Wilson and Mrs. Margaret Casey; nine grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271

John M. Fortune
FORT WORTH -- John Marshall Fortune, 69, a retired engineering product manager, died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Memorial service: 3:30 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: private.

Memorials: American Cancer Society or St. Vincent de Paul Society.

John Marshall Fortune was born May 19, 1927, in Thomas, Okla. He retired after 33 years with General Dynamics and Lockheed. He was selected to the Lockheed-Martin Hall of Fame.

Mr. Fortune was president of St. Bartholomews Prime Time Club. He belonged to the Fort Worth Model A Club. A member of the American Legion, he served in the Navy at the end of World War II and served four years as an officer in the Air Force during the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Heuer Fortune.

Survivors: Daughters, Dr. Karen M. Carr of El Paso and Barbara A. Carr of Midland; stepchildren, Tina Heuer of New York, Chris Heuer and his wife, Sharon, of Houston and William Heuer of California; mother, Agnes Fortune of Lawton, Okla.; brother, Nathan Dale Fortune of Lawton, Okla.; and grandchildren, Thomas Carrington, Erin, Jordan, Simon and Camden Torres and Andrew, Kevin, Scott and Tim Heuer.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Lelaina J. Haynes
BEDFORD -- Lelaina Joy Haynes, a newborn, died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 2:30 p.m. today in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. Visitation: 1 to 2 p.m. today.

Lelaina Haynes was born Oct. 20, 1996, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Mother, Susan Haynes of Grand Prairie; father, Donald Tittle of Haltom City; grandparents, Robert and Donna Haynes of Grand Prairie and Gavin and Gloria Tittle of Fort Worth; great-grandmother, Elsie Sheets of Pinellas Park, Fla.; uncle, Robert A. Haynes Jr. of Fort Worth; and aunts, Pam Hebron of Arlington, Holly Henderson of Carrollton and Gretchen Flowers of Kansas City, Mo.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Larry G. Hite
FORT WORTH -- Larry Gayle Hite, 50, an ink mixer, died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Memorial service: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Sagamore Hill Baptist Church.

Mr. Hite was born Oct. 12, 1946, in Canyon.

Survivors: Wife, Katherine Hite of Fort Worth; son, Patrick Hite of San Antonio; daughters, Melissa Ann Hite and Brandice Rae Hite, both of Fort Worth; and brother, Jimmy Hite of Wichita Falls.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Velma W. Hobbs
FORT WORTH -- Velma Washington Hobbs, 70, a homemaker, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: Noon Thursday at Mount Ephraim Baptist Church, 1333 Evans, Fort Worth. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park in Mansfield.

Velma Hobbs was born Jan. 1, 1926, in Mexia. She was a member of Mount Ephraim Baptist Church.

Survivors: Brother, Hermon Washington of Fort Worth; sister, Minnie Taulton of Fort Worth; play sister, Grace Mae Carpenter of Fort Worth; grandchild, Othera Charles Childress of Kansas City, Mo.; two great-grandsons; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends, all of Fort Worth.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Connie Hodges
BENBROOK -- Connie "Joyce" Hodges, 66, a retired dormitory director at Hardin-Simmons University, died Monday at home.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Christ in Post. Burial: Terrace Cemetery.

Memorials: Community Hospice of Fort Worth or Hospice of Lubbock.

Connie Hodges was born Sept. 20, 1930, in Graham.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, David, and her parents, Alma and John Veach, and parents-in- law, B.B. and Thelma Hodges.

She was a member of the Church of Christ in Post. Mrs. Hodges was a dormitory director (Dorm Mom) at Hardin- Simmons University at Hunter Hall in Abilene for many years and retired four years ago after being diagnosed with cancer.

Survivors: Sons, Michael and wife, Kathleen, of Benbrook, and Timothy of San Angelo; daughter, Jodi Walton of California; sisters, Marvella Hooper of Kingman, Ariz., Lois Walls of Post, Patty Coburn of Fostoria, Ohio, and Sandy Wilson of Post; granddaughters, Debbie Lemelin and husband, Jared, of Las Cruces, N.M., and Ann Albert of Galveston; grandsons, Jeremy Hodges of Omaha, Neb., and Evan Hodges of Ladonia; and one great-grandchild, Leyton, as well as a host of relatives and friends that will miss her greatly.

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

William R. Hoover
FORT WORTH -- William Reece Hoover, 65, a Roman Catholic priest and a former pastor of St. Patrick Cathedral, St. Thomas The Apostle and Holy Name of Jesus Catholic churches, died suddenly Saturday at a New York City hospital.

Rosary: 7 tonight at St. Patrick Cathedral. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial: Calvary Hill Cemetery in Dallas.

Rev. Hoover was born in Dallas, Texas. He was educated at Jesuit High School, St. John's and Assumption Seminaries, was ordained to the priesthood in Sacred Heart Cathedral in 1955, and was honored last year on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his ordination. A noted historian, Father Hoover published St. Patrick's, The First One Hundred Years, in which he chronicled the history of the Cathedral, and indeed the flourishing of the Catholic faith in this North Texas area. Fellow priests and parishoners have characterized him as a friend, a servant of the poor, a gifted preacher and brilliant teacher, particularly respected for his fluency in Spanish and his ministry to the Hispanic people.

The body of Father Hoover will lie in state at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home until 4 p.m. today and after 5 p.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral, where the Liturgy of The Word will be celebrated at 7 p.m. and a con- celebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday, Most Rev. Joseph P. Delaney, principal celebrant. He will lie in state in The Chapel of Calvary Hill, Dallas, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., when committal ceremonies will occur and interment will follow.

Survivors: Mother, Elizabeth Bauerle of Dallas.

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

Bertus G. Jackson
SAGINAW -- Bertus G. Jackson, 69, an auto parts assembler, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Northwest Church of Christ. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Bertus Jackson was born Dec. 21, 1926, in Pocola, Okla., the 6th of 9 children. She grew up in Haskell, Okla., and married her husband in 1947. They moved to Fort Worth in 1958 and raised their two children. She retired from Champion Parts in 1987. She loved and was loved by her family and will be greatly missed in their lives.

Survivors: Husband, Jack T. Jackson of Saginaw; son, Larry Jackson of Saginaw; daughter, Glenda McCollough of Saginaw; brothers, Arvin Ginn and Earl Ginn, both of Haskell, Okla., and Lowell Ginn of Garland; sister, Thelma Jackson of Saginaw; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Minnie L. Johnson
FORT WORTH -- Minnie Lee Johnson, 76, a private home maid, died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Minnie Johnson was born Oct. 6, 1920, in Waxahachie and attended school there. She had lived in Fort Worth since 1955.

She was preceded in death by a son, Lee Gray Jr.

Survivors: Sons, Earnie Dorn Campbell and wife, Gracie, of Imperial Beach, Calif., Jelani X. Jola Vaughn and wife, Loyce, of Fort Worth and Juan Miles and wife, Priscilla, of Fort Worth; 22 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

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

Harry C. Kennemer Sr.
BURLESON -- Harry Calvin Kennemer Sr., 71, a retired assembler for Rangaire in Cleburne, died Monday at home.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Thursday in Prices Chapel Cemetery in Johnson County. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Harry Kennemer Sr. was born Aug. 23, 1925, in Cleburne.

Survivors: Son, Harry C. Kennemer Jr. of Burleson; brother, Howell K. Kennemer of Burleson; sister, Lois Catron of Cleburne; grandchildren, Kathy Kennemer Whitehead of Cleburne, Kevin Kennemer of Burleson and Andrew Kennemer; eight nieces; and four nephews.

Cleburne, (817) 558-2322

Ruby Mae Levan
WEATHERFORD -- Ruby Mae Levan, 83, a homemaker, died Tuesday at a Weatherford hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Thursday in Baker Cemetery.

Ruby Mae Levan was born June 28, 1913, in Quanah.

Survivors: Sons, Charles Levan of Mineral Wells and William Wade Levan of Brock; two sisters, Letha Gray of Weatherford and Eva Cagle of Fort Worth; 14 grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.

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

James D. Marsh
WACO -- James D. Marsh, 25, died Sunday in Waco.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Bethesda Community Church in Fort Worth.

James D. Marsh was born Feb. 8, 1971, in Fort Worth. He was a former Fort Worth resident and had resided at the Skyview Living Center in Waco for five years.

Survivors: Mother, Patsy Brim; sister, Stephanie Boddie; grandmother, Eunice Williams; and a host of relatives and friends.

Hugh A. Martin
SOUTHLAKE -- Hugh Arlan Martin, 75, retired from construction, died Saturday in Dallas.

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

Hugh Arlan Martin was born May 7, 1921, in Oran.

Survivors: Wife, Verlin Martin of Southlake; son, Harlan Martin and his wife, Kristi, of Southlake; sisters, Grace Stevens of San Antonio and Freddie Hayter of Lockhart; and grandson, Caleb Martin of Southlake.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home
Colleyville, 281-8751

Walter McCarthy
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS -- Walter McCarthy, 49, a transportation supervisor, died Monday in Dallas.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at St. John's Catholic Church. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 7 tonight at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Rosary: 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: Mickey Mantle Organ Donor Organization.

Walter McCarthy was born June 29, 1947, in Boston, Mass. He was a transportation supervisor in the food industry. Mr. McCarthy was a lifelong baseball player and enthusiast and was a (RYA) baseball, football and softball coach since 1980.

Survivors: Wife, Vivian "Mim" McCarthy of North Richland Hills; sons, Conan McCarthy of Austin and Ryan McCarthy of North Richland Hills; daughters, Shannon McCarthy of Pflugerville and Katie McCarthy of Austin; father, Robert Joseph McCarthy of South Dennis, Mass.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert W. and Joyce Hill of Fort Worth; sister, D. Shea McCarthy of South Dennis; sister-in-law and her family, Christy and Dale Conner and Hillary Conner, all of Falls Church, Va.

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

Bobbye R.M. Morinello
ARLINGTON -- Bobbye Ruth Mills Morinello, 65, a homemaker, devoted wife and loving mother, died Monday in Arlington.

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

Memorials: Cystic Fibrosis Society.

Bobbye was born Oct. 30, 1930, in Winters, Texas. After graduating from Winters High School, she moved to Dallas and worked for Lone Star Gas until she met and married Air Force Capt. Tami Morinello. She bore and raised three children while coping with the special challenges faced by career military wives. She handled those problems with dignity, dispatch and good humor. After her husband retired, she made a graceful transition from military wife to corporate wife. She made a home for her family in seven different U.S. cities and traveled extensively in Europe while living in Brussels, Belgium. Her other travels led her to the Far East, Australia and New Zealand. She had lived in Arlington since 1978.

A faithful and loving wife for 41 years, she found her greatest joy in making a home for her husband and raising her three children. She was devoted to her three grandchildren, Brittany, Trent and Jacqualine.

She was preceded in death by her father, Furman Mills; her mother, Jewel Inez Mills; and sister, Billie Jean Best.

Survivors: Her husband; sons, Vincent Morinello of Arlington and Paul Robert Morinello of Byron, Ga.; daughter, Lisa Morgan of Arlington; her three grandchildren; and sister, Jo Ann Poe.

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

Billy Ray Napier
MANSFIELD -- Billy Ray Napier, 66, owner of Allstate Helicopter Co., died Monday at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at Blessing Funeral Home. Burial: Parkdale Cemetery in Arlington. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Billy Ray Napier was born Aug. 27, 1930, in Hattiesburg, Miss. He was a member of VFW Post 6111 and American Legion 624. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Air Force. Mr. Napier moved to Mansfield from Arlington in 1973.

Survivors: Wife, Chris Napier of Mansfield; two sons, Raymond Lee Napier and Danny Ray Schmidt, both of Mansfield; daughter, Martha Jo Keen of Denver, Colo; four brothers, Travis Napier of Mobile, Ala., Emmett Napier and Sterling Napier, both of Ellisville, Miss., and Huey Max Napier of Orlando, Fla.; three sisters, Janell Shaws of Mozelle, Miss., Peggy Smith of Mobile and Willie Dell Shatto of Frederick, Md.; and two grandchildren.

Blessing Funeral Home
Mansfield, 473-1555

John H. Owen
FORT WORTH -- John Hardy Owen, 74, retired from the Fort Worth Police Department after 29 years, died Tuesday morning at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Mr. Owen was a veteran of World War II, having served with the 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery, Battery F. The unit was captured by the Japanese in March of 1942 and liberated at the end of the war. While in captivity, members of the unit became known as "The Lost Battalion."

Mr. Owen joined the police department and the Moslah Shrine Temple. He was a member of Westridge Baptist Church.

All surviving members of "The Lost Battalion Association" will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Survivors: Wife, Nelda; daughter, Sandra Owen Behrens; sons, Randy Owen and Terry Owen; grandchildren, Tracy Owen Serrano, Toby Owen and Clint Behrens; great-grandchildren, Cameron Serrano and Meagan Serrano; and sister, Christine Hays.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Mildred C. Paschall
FORT WORTH -- Mildred C. Paschall, 78, a homemaker, died Oct. 17 at home.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Thursday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Mildred Paschall was born April 2, 1918, in Durant, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin E. Paschall Jr., in 1994.

Survivors: Sons, Marvin E. Paschall III and Gary L. Paschall, both of Fort Worth; daughter, Ann Paschall White of Fort Worth; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Virginia Pearce
WATAUGA -- Virginia Pearce, 75, a homemaker, died Monday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.

Virginia Pearce was born Dec. 26, 1920, in Wichita Falls.

Memorials: Christ Haven Childrens Home in Keller.

Survivors: Husband, Noble Pearce of Watauga; son, Noble Ray Pearce of Watauga; daughters, Lura Robinson and Linda Terrett, both of Keller, and Phyllis Graham of Watauga; two brothers; three sisters; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Lucas Funeral Home
Hurst, 284-7271

J.R. Perkins Sr.
BENBROOK -- J.R. Perkins Sr., 93, a minister, died Thursday in Benbrook.

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

Memorials: Jim and Eula Perkins Endowed Ministerial Scholarship, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas 79699; or the Tropical Christian School, Box 831147, Miami, Fla. 33283.

J.R. Perkins Sr. was born Dec. 17, 1902, in Erath County. He was a former minister of North Side Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Kevin Perkins.

Survivors: Wife, Eula Faye Perkins of Benbrook; son and daughter-in-law, J.R. Jr. and Barbara Perkins of Miami, Fla.; daughters and son-in-law, Irma Barns of Arlington and Gerry and Lynn Walden of Benbrook; six grandchildren, Dr. Anne Barns of Arlington, Beth Barns of Alexandria, Va., Lewis Barns of Houston, Karen and her husband, Jeff Hinson of Miami, Fla., Jim Walden of Benbrook and Kathleen Bowman of Topeka, Kan.; and three great-grandchildren, Jarrod Hinson, Andrew Hinson and Megan Hinson, all of Miami.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Elizabeth Phillips
IREDELL -- Elizabeth "Betsy" Phil- lips, 79, a retired hospital accountant, died Tuesday in Iredell.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Iredell Baptist Church. Burial: Mitchell Cemetery.

Elizabeth "Betsy" Phillips was born Jan. 22, 1917, in Iredell. She was a member of Iredell Baptist Church, Iredell Eastern Star and Beta Sigma Phi. She worked 30 years at Stephenville Hospital in the accounting department.

Survivors: Son, Mike Phillips of Iredell; brother, Billy Joe Fouts of Iredell; three grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

Rutledge Funeral Home
Hico, (817) 796-4722

Virginia Pierce
FORT WORTH -- Virginia Pierce, 76, a retired accounts manager, died Monday at an Austin hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Chapel of the Chimes in Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth.

Memorials: Specialty Hospital of Austin or to a charity of choice.

Virginia Pierce was born Sept. 6, 1920, in New Boston, Texas. She retired from the Army Corps of Engineers after 33 years of service. She was a member of Colonial Grand Dames and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don E. Pierce, and great- granddaughter, Kimberly Louise Cantu.

Survivors: Son, John L. Pierce and his wife, Jan, of Bastrop; daughter, Dona Pierce Koumis of Arlington; brother, Berkley Oliver of Texarkana, Texas; sister, Emily Smith of Saratoga, Ark.; four granddaughters; one grandson; six nephews; and two nieces.

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

Thelma Rhodes
ARLINGTON -- Thelma Rhodes, 81, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Arlington.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Arlington Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Thelma Rhodes was born Aug. 28, 1915, in Weatherford. She had been a resident of Arlington since 1938 and was a former resident of Fort Worth and Weatherford. She was a member of North Davis Church of Christ for 44 years and had been employed for 26 years with Sears in sales, retiring in 1980.

Survivors: Husband, Pete Rhodes of Arlington; sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Cindy Rhodes of Lufkin and Alan and Patti Rhodes of Grapevine; daughter-in-law, Sally Rhodes of Beaumont; brother, Tommy Bodiford of Weatherford; and grandchildren, Patrick, Audra, Allison and Amber.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791

Ann Roberts
ARLINGTON -- Ann Roberts, 60, a homemaker, died Monday in Arlington.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday at Arlington Funeral Home. Burial: 4 p.m. Thursday in West End Cemetery in Stephenville.

Ann Roberts was born Aug. 28, 1936, in Ranger.

Survivors: Husband, Terry Roberts of Arlington; son, Stephen Roberts of Beaumont; daughters, Glynna Trice of Frisco and Patti Lemons of Maumelle, Ark.; and two grandchildren.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791

Herbert C. Roch
GRANBURY -- Herbert C. Roch, 84, a cook, died Tuesday in Arlington.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Thursday in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Herbert Roch was born May 25, 1912, in Comanche.

Survivors: Brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Adelle Roch of Arlington; and sisters, Catherine C. Stacy of Alice and Mozelle McMillan of Denver, Colo.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Margaret Rouse
FORT WORTH -- Margaret Rouse, 88, retired professor of elementary education at Texas Christian University, died Oct. 19 at home.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday in the Fleming Chapel of Broadway Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Thompson officiating. Dr. Rouse, in keeping with her spirit of giving, donated her body to science. Friends may call at her residence.

Memorials: In her name to the Margaret Rouse Children's Collection of the library of Broadway Baptist Church, Cook Children's Medical Center or Friends of the TCU Library.

Dr. Margaret Rouse was born July 10, 1908, in Clarksville, Texas. She graduated from Snyder High School before attending Baylor University, where she completed the B.A. in 1928. She received the M.A. from Teacher's College of Columbia University in 1932 and her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1945.

Dr. Rouse was actively engaged in education throughout her lifetime, beginning as an elementary school teacher at Buckner Home Academy from 1928 through 1937. She served in teacher education programs at Mary Hardin Baylor University, Northern Illinois State University and the University of Texas at Austin before coming to TCU in 1949. For 25 years she taught courses in reading and mathematics methods, as well as served as chair of the Elementary Education Department. Upon her retirement in 1974, she was named Emeritus Professor of Education at TCU.

Dr. Rouse's education accomplishments were many and diverse. Her professional affiliations and memberships included Delta Kappa Gamma, Pi Gamma Mu, Pi Lambda Theta and the American Association of University Women. She was a member of the National Education Association, Texas State Teachers Association, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, International Reading Association and Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. Dr. Rouse was author or co-author of numerous publications including "Principles and Elementary Education" and a series of handwriting texts.

Dr. Rouse was a longtime member of Broadway Baptist Church and actively involved in the children's section of the church library. Recently, she was honored for her volunteer services in the library with the naming of the children's division as The Margaret Rouse Children's Collection. In addition to her church volunteer work, she continued in several other areas of service well into her eighties. Of note was her work with the Cook Children's Medical Center where she helped with the book distribution for children.

Survivors: Brother, W.T. Rouse of Escondido, Calif.; nephew, Tom R. Rouse of Cardiff, Calif.; niece, Reame Rouse Sawyer of Fort Smith, Ark.; great-niece, Marianne Sawyer Stambaugh of Tulsa, Okla.; great-nephews, Curtis Sawyer Jr. of Russellville, Ark., and Jason and Tim Rouse, both of San Diego, Calif.; and six great-great-neices and nephews; and dear friend, Isabelle Johnson of Fort Worth.

Dr. Rouse leaves behind a host of friends and loved ones, as well as hundreds of former students whose lives she touched.

Jerry Schrimsher
GLEN ROSE -- Jerry Schrimsher, 71, former sheriff of Throckmorton County, died Monday at a Glen Rose medical center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Stephenville Funeral Home. Burial: Indian Creek Cemetery.

Jerry Schrimsher was born Sept. 3, 1925, in Erath County.

He was a retired farmer-rancher and cotten ginner. He was a sheriff 10 years.

He was a member of First Baptist Church at Throckmorton and a World War II Army military police veteran. He lived most of his life in Erath County.

Survivors: Wife, Louise; sons, William of Throckmorton and Greg of Austin; daughters, Margaret Staples of Glen Rose and Barbara Lippe of Austin; sisters, Dorothy Suitt and Laverne Thompson, both of Stephenville, and Wynell Albrecht of Granbury; and seven grandchildren.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161

Jessika K. Smith
FORT WORTH -- Jessika Kayla Smith, a newborn, died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 10:30 a.m. today in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Survivors: Parents, Cecil Smith Jr. and Kelli Reed, both of Fort Worth; sister, Rachelle Smith of Fort Worth; grandmother, Barbara J. Hadnot; grandfather, Jimmy L. Hadnot; grandparents, Cecil Sr. and Sonia Smith; great- grandmothers, Jessie Lockett and Jimmie Hadnot; and godparents, Sonya Ward and Manon Thompson.

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

Evelyn C. Snell
FORT WORTH -- Evelyn C. Snell, 91, who worked in insurance in the aircraft business, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Ridglea United Methodist Church. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum.

Evelyn C. Snell was born Jan. 19, 1905, in Olin and graduated from Hamilton High School. She moved to Fort Worth in 1920.

She was an outstanding leader and a beloved member of Ridglea United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Arlington Heights Chapter 702, Order of the Eastern Star. She retired from General Dynamics in 1970 after 181/2 years' service. She was a founding member of the Wesleyan Service Guild, a member of the Montgomery Bible Class and she led prayers often. She was also a member of the Women's Society of Christian Service and an evening guild was named after her.

She was very supportive of her family. She was very thoughtful and complimentary to everyone she came into contact with.

Mrs. Snell was preceded in death by her husband, William T. Snell, on July 4, 1963; a brother, Clarence Covey; and a sister, Emma M. Kramer.

Survivors: Nieces, Mary Ann Whitehead, Joanne Kramer and Pat Kramer, all of Fort Worth; stepsons, Charles E. Snell of Fort Worth and William L. Snell of Hamilton; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Mildred C. Snodgrass
ARLINGTON -- Mildred C. Snodgrass, 80, who had retired as a nurse for the office of the late Dr. Frank Rannole and Dr. Kenneth Clark after 18 years, died Monday in Arlington.

Graveside service: Was 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Moore Memorial Gardens.

Mildred Snodgrass was born May 11, 1916, in Waco.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas B. Snodgrass Jr., in 1991.

Survivors: Daughter, Patricia Irvin of Arlington; and grandson, Robert Patrick Irvin of Chicago, Ill.

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

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