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Published Nov. 5, 1996

Arthur Barboza 

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Arthur Barboza was born Nov. 17, 1920, in Fall River, Mass. He was a retired vice-president of Reese B. Davis & Co. He served in the Army Air Corps and was a veteran of World War II. He was a charter member of Southcliff Baptist Church.

Survivors: Sons, Darwin Barboxa and wife, Launa, of Arlington and Danny Barboza and wife, Ruth, of Lake Dallas; sister, Lorraine Barboza of Fall River, Mass.; and grandson, Michael Barboza of Arlington.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Fred P. Boaz
GRAHAM -- Fred Paul Boaz, 81, a retired oilfield operator, died Sunday at a Graham hospital.

Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Graham. Burial: Pioneer Cemetery. Rosary: 7 tonight at Morrison Funeral Home.

Fred Paul Boaz was born Feb. 24, 1915, in Bridgeport. He married Kathryn Stewart on Aug. 26, 1952, in Fort Worth. He was the owner of Boaz Department Store in Graham. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Survivors: Wife, Kathryn Boaz of Graham; two sisters, Cleo Donnell of Graham and Mary Boaz of Bridgeport; and several nieces and nephews.

Morrison Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-2121

Eleanor R. Bradshaw
WACO -- Eleanor Rose Cogdell Bradshaw, 83, died Saturday at home.

Funeral: 11:30 a.m. today at Wilkirson-Hatch Funeral Home in Waco. Burial: Waco Memorial Park.

Officiants: The Rev. Glen Jones of University United Methodist Church in Fort Worth and John Aymond of Cogdell Memorial United Methodist Church of Waco.

Memorials: Cogdell Memorial United Methodist Church Building Fund, 720 N. New Road, Waco 76710.

Mrs. Bradshaw was born in Winters on Jan. 9, 1913, and was reared in Fort Worth. She was a graduate of Polytechnic High School in Fort Worth and the College of Industrial Arts, now Texas Woman's University in Denton. She married Leo Bradshaw in 1933. He preceded her in death in 1972. Leo and Eleanor Rose moved to Waco, where they founded Cogdell's Hardware & Automotive. They were pioneers in Texas suburban shopping, and organizing charter members of Cogdell Memorial United Methodist Church in Waco, where Mrs. Bradshaw continued her membership.

Mrs. Bradshaw's active involvement in Waco civic affairs included serving as president of the Waco Parent-Teacher Association, chairman of the first Mothers March for Polio and chairman of the Red Cross and United Fund.

Survivors: Sons, Leo Bradshaw Jr. of Waco, Bob Cogdell Bradshaw of Waco and San Francisco, Jim Bradshaw of Fort Worth; daughter, Patricia Bradshaw Edge of Houston; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Wilkirson-Hatch Funeral Home
Waco, (817) 753-3691

Leonard Campbell
GRANBURY -- Leonard "Red" Campbell, 77, retired from the civil service at Fort Hood, died Sunday at a Granbury hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. today at Adamsville Baptist Church in Adamsville. Burial: 3 p.m. at Hanna Cemetery in Cherokee.

Leonard "Red" Campbell was born Feb. 21, 1919, in Llano County. He was a World War II Army veteran and had lived in Adamsville most of his life. He was a member of Adamsville Baptist Church and volunteer fire department.

Survivors: Brothers, Lewis Campbell of Evant and Elmer Campbell of Hillsboro; sister, Selma Johanson of Llano; two grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; and nephew, Jerry Campbell of Granbury.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000

Bernice E. Catron
RIO VISTA -- Bernice E. Catron, 64, a retired accountant, died Sunday in Charlotte, N.C.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Bernice E. Catron was born July 4, 1932, in Fort Worth. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Rio Vista.

Survivors: Husband, George Catron of Rio Vista; sons, William Gene Catron and Bobby Joe Catron; daughter, Cynthia Faye Malsom; brothers, Virgil Dockery, John David Dockery and Tommy Dockery; sisters, Betty Miller and Bertha Laine; granddaughters, Cie- Jae Malsom and Amber Malsom; and grandson, Bryan Catron.

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

Randall V. Christensen
FORT WORTH -- Randall Vance Christensen, 51, a warehouseman for a local hospital supply company, died Sunday at a local hospital.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home.

Randall Christensen was born Aug. 1, 1945, in Macon, Ga. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam and served in an artillery division.

Survivors: Parents, Francis and Gerald Christensen of Broken Arrow, Okla.; and brothers, Steve Christensen of Nashville, Tenn., and Gary Christensen of Fort Worth.

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

Nancy C. Conover
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Nancy Carolyn Conover, 64, a secretary for an insurance agent, died Sunday at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church. Burial: Southland Memorial Park.

Nancy Carolyn Conover was born Aug. 4, 1932, in Kerens.

Survivors: Husband of 45 years, Fred Conover; sons, Steve and Ronnie Conover; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Conover Cantu and Robert Cantu; granddaughters, Wendy and Heather Conover and Kristen Cantu; grandson, Cody Conover; and numerous friends and relatives.

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

Frank Dodson Jr.
GRAND PRAIRIE -- Frank Dodson Jr., 64, a retired electronic engineer, died Saturday in Grand Prairie.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lakeside Baptist Church, 1729 Ave. B, in Grand Prairie. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park in Mansfield.

Frank Dodson Jr. was born Oct. 23, 1932, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Wife, Lillian Johnson Dodson; son, Gary Frank Dodson of Seattle, Wash.; daughter, Jeanette Dodson of Rotterdam, Holland; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dodson Sr. of Fort Worth; brother, Verndell Dodson of California; and aunt, Teola Johnson of San Francisco, Calif.

Restland Funeral Home
Dallas, (972) 238-7111

Theodore F. Erwin
FORT WORTH -- Theodore Forrest Erwin, 84, a retired paint and body worker, died Sunday at home.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Wednesday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Theodore Erwin was born May 14, 1912, in Scottsboro, Ala. He was a veteran of World War II. He had just received a Lifetime Member award from VFW Post No. 2544, where he was very active.

Survivors: Son, Lawrence Edward Hunter of Newark; brother, Floyd Erwin of Modesto, Calif.; sisters, Nell Morrow of Arlington, Mary Beene of Fort Worth and Marie Pritchett of Arlington; two grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

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

Grace E. Evans
CEDAR HILL -- Grace Ellen Evans, 85, died Sunday at a DeSoto nursing home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at West/Hurtt Funeral Home in De- Soto. Officiant: The Rev. Dr. Bill White. Burial: 3 p.m. at Cornett Methodist Church Cemetery, Highway 250 north of Hughes Springs.

Survivors: Sons, Frank Evans of Duncanville, Joe Evans of Dallas, Paul Evans of New Braunfels and Tim Evans of Naples; daughters, Mary Byers of Red Oak, Josephine Carnall of Rio Vista and Carla Nichols of Dallas; sister, Edith Carpman of Dallas; 28 grandchildren; 40 great- grandchildren; and five great-great- grandchildren.

West/Hurtt Funeral Home
DeSoto, (972) 223-6314

Mack E. Foss
FORT WORTH -- Mack E. Foss, 79, died Wednesday at a Fort Worth hospital after a stroke.

Memorial service: To be announced. Remains graciously given to University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.

The longtime resident of north Fort Worth and Torch Lake, Mich., was preceded in death by his wife, Lila Lee Gardner Foss, of Stamford.

Mr. Foss, a private investor and entrepreneur, founded Foss Fine Furniture on the Fort Worth east side after World War II. He closed the store in the 1950s to relocate to Detroit and work in a family business. He returned permanently to Fort Worth in 1968.

Survivors: Foss family members in Michigan, Idaho, Utah and Nevada; Harry Gardner of Fort Worth; and Thielke family members of Fort Worth and Long Island, N.Y.

Jason A. Francks
AZLE -- Jason Allen Francks, 18, a plumber, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident.

Funeral: Was at 2 p.m. Monday at Walnutcreek Baptist Church. Burial: Azleland Memorial Park.

Jason Allen Francks was born August 2, 1978, in Azle. He was a lifelong Azle resident and a 1996 graduate of Azle High School, where he was a member of the FFA. He was a plumber for Masterpiece Housing. Survivors: Parents, Stewart and Sue Francks of Azle; grandmother, Nina Geneva Hamman of Saginaw; brother, Charles Stewart Francks III of Abilene; uncles, Walie Francks of Arlington, Tommy Francks of Fort Worth and Milton Hamman of Greenwood, Ill.; aunts, Barbara Barnett of Arlington, Louise Drennon of Argyle, Lisa Walker of Fort Worth; and great-aunt, Francis Sanquinet of Arlington.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341

Grace G. Halsell
FORT WORTH -- Grace Gorman Halsell, 88, a homemaker, died Saturday in Dallas.

Graveside service: Was at 2 p.m. Monday in Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: Cook Children's Medical Center or a charity of choice.

Grace Gorman Halsell was born Jan. 7, 1908, in Winnsboro. She was a 1963 life master at Duplicate Bridge, playing often with Jacoby and Culbertson. She was a member of the Fort Worth Club, River Crest Country Club and past member of Barnaby, Junior League of Fort Worth and Jewel Charity Ball. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, E. Franklin Halsell.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Edward Franklin and Randi Halsell of Dallas; and granddaughters, Susan Halsell Bonanno of California and Karen Halsell Eubank, M.D., of Dallas.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Emma C. Hamor
ARLINGTON -- Emma C. Hamor, 91, a retired school teacher, died Sunday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. today at Fielder Road Baptist Church in Arlington. Burial: Princeton Cemetery in Princeton, Texas. Visitation: 9 to 10 a.m. today at the church. Officiating: Rev. Jerry Mayfield.

Emma C. Hamor was born Jan. 13, 1905, in Princeton, Texas. She was a member of Fielder Road Baptist Church in Arlington.

She married George Lee Hamor on April 26, 1925, in McKinney.

Survivors: Daughters, Dixie Trisler of Arlington and Janet Burks of Lubbock; sons-in-law, Herb Trisler of Arlington and Arthur Burks of Lubbock; brothers, O.B. Godwin of Richland, Wash., Virgil Godwin of McKinney, James Godwin of Houston, Ernest Godwin of Princeton and Marion Godwin of Richland, Wash.; sisters, Effie Cave of Oklahoma City, Okla., Ruby Rogers of McKinney and Margie Poston of Princeton; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

McKinney, (214) 542-2601

Jack M. Hardin
FORT WORTH -- Jack M. Hardin, 81, a retired city manager for Cal Farley's Boys Ranch and Borden Co. inspector, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Memorial service: 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at Silver Creek United Methodist Church in Azle. Graveside service: 1 p.m. Nov. 18 at Cal Farley's Boys Ranch in Amarillo.

Memorials: Cal Farley's Boys Ranch in Amarillo.

Jack M. Hardin was born June 25, 1915, in Sulphur Springs.

Survivors: Wife, Joyce T. Hardin of Fort Worth; daughter, Lynne Hardin of Fort Worth; stepdaughters, Sharon Tidwell Horton and Cheryl Tidwell Kirschbaum of Fort Worth; brother, Paul Hardin of McKinney; sister, Estelle Alspaugh of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and three stepgrandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Donald L. Harding
KELLER -- Donald Lamor Harding, 60, a communications engineer, died Oct. 25 at home.

Funeral: to be held later in California. Burial: in Belle Vu Memorial Park in Ontario, Calif.

Donald Lamor Harding was born Nov. 30, 1935, in Mishawaka, Ind.

Survivors: Sons, John Harding of Vista, Calif., and David Harding of Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; daughter, Michelle Gonzalez of Vandenberg Air Force Base; brother, Edward Harding; sisters, Leah Robinson and Betty Harding; and three grandchildren.

Guardian Funeral Home
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

Glenn W. Hawley
FORT WORTH -- Glenn Wesley Hawley, a retired Bell Helicopter employee, passed away Monday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Baptist Church. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park.

Glenn Hawley was born Nov. 15, 1939, in Flint, Mich. He moved to Fort Worth in 1959. He retired from Bell Helicopter after 30 years of employment. He was a member of Community Bible Fellowship.

Survivors: Wife of 32 years, Rebecca Jean Hawley of Fort Worth; son, Glenn Hawley Jr. and wife, Rebecca, of Hot Springs, Ark.; daughters, Rhonda Collins and husband, Donny, and Dianna Campbell, all of Fort Worth; sisters, her twin, Glennus Shumate and husband, John, of Azle, and Shirley Johnson of Oklahoma City, Okla.; grandchildren, Donny Collins Jr., Mallory Collins and Haley Campbell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Brad Howell
SPRINGTOWN -- Brad Howell, 21, a farmer, died Sunday in Parker County.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at White's Funeral Home in Springtown. Burial: Springtown Cemetery in Springtown. Visitation: 8 a.m. until the service today.

Brad Howell was born June 10, 1975, in Fort Worth. Brad had formerly worked at Ken Davis Chrysler Dealership in the service department in Weatherford. He was a 1994 graduate of Springtown High School. He worked for his father in farming at the time of his death. He was a lifelong Springtown area resident.

He had received an honorable mention his senior year on the Springtown High School football team.

He recently took the entrance exam for Border Patrol and was anxiously awaiting for entrance into training school.

Memorials: Hilltop Baptist Church in Springtown, P.O. Box 530.

Survivors: Parents, Ronnie and Pam Howell of Springtown; sisters, Jenifer and Lindsay Howell of Springtown; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Howell of Springtown; maternal grandparents, Ken and Janice Davis of Weatherford; many, many friends; cousins; aunts; uncles; and a host of many relatives.

White's Funeral Home
Springtown, (817) 220-7111

Charlie Johnson
RIO VISTA -- Charlie Johnson, 58, a retired car department foreman for Santa Fe Railway, died Saturday in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 4 p.m. today at Martin's Funeral Home. Burial: Rio Vista Cemetery. The Scottish Rite Croix service and Masonic graveside service will be presented.

Memorials: Rio Vista United Methodist Church.

Charlie Johnson was born June 25, 1938, in Blum. He was an endowed member of the Scottish Rite of Dallas, a member of the York Rite Bodies of Grandview, a member of the Royal Arch Masons Chapter 93, a member of the Royal and Select Masters Council 56, a dual member of Blum Lodge 607 and Cleburne Lodge 315, an endowed member of Nolands River Lodge 453 and was a past master in 1964 and 1985. Mr. Johnson was a past worthy patron and member of the Rio Vista Order of the Eastern Star 343. In May 1996, he received the Golden Trowel for exceptional service to the Masonic Lodge.

He served on the Board of Trustees for Rio Vista United Methodist Church and the board of directors of the Rio Grange Cemetery Association. He was a member and a past commander of the VanZandt-Nanny Post 648 of the American Legion. In addition, he was a member of the Rio Vista Civic Center Association.

Survivors: Wife, Pam Johnson of Rio Vista; son, Duke Johnson of Longview; daughter, Jennifer Johnson of Fort Worth; brother, David Johnson of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; sister, Wilma Ruth Cooper of Cleburne; and a number of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

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

Archie R. Jones
FORT WORTH -- Archie Ree Jones, 68, a retired cook, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at True Love Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 1 to 9 tonight at Baker Funeral Home. Wake: 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Archie Ree Jones was born May 12, 1928, in Centerville, Texas. Daughter of Wildy and Sarah Green, she grew up in Centerville and attended the public schools there. Archie Ree moved to Kansas City, Kan., and lived several years before settling in Fort Worth in 1948.

She earned a reputation as an outstanding cook, and had been employed by Bobby's Restaurant in Saginaw and the Colonial Cafeteria chain here. Archie enjoyed cooking for friends and family as well, and loved to entertain.

She took delight in travel, music and church activities at True Love Baptist Church, where she had been a member for many years. A retiree, she explored many new places and activities until debilitating illness took its toll.

Survivors: Daughters, Denise Mosley, Martha Ann Jones and Eunice K. Farris, all of Fort Worth; brothers, James Blayton of Dallas and Lloyd Langford of Fort Worth; sister, Ada Lee of Fort Worth; aunt, Mattie Green; many cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives; and a vast number of friends.

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

Sophia W. Jones
FORT WORTH -- Sophia Wilson Jones, 86, a homemaker, died Monday at a Fort Worth care center.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Wednesday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Sophia Jones was born April 8, 1910, in Pennsylvania.

Survivors: Son, Anthony Wilson of Euless; brother, Jerome Platakis of Pennsylvania; one grandchild; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Maurice C. Langford
FORT WORTH -- Maurice C. Langford, 75, retired, died Saturday at a Dallas hospital.

Funeral: None scheduled.

Maurice Langford was born July 31, 1921, in Goldthwaite and was a longtime resident of Fort Worth. His remains will be cremated per his request. He served in World War II as a combat pilot and flew 65 combat missions. He entered TCU and graduated in 1947 with a degree in commerce. He was named a member of Who's Who Among American Universities. He worked with several businesses as an accountant and became a CPA in 1949. Mr. Langford was recalled to duty in 1952 as a captain at Carswell Air Force Base. After the Korean War, he returned to TCU for an MBA degree and in 1972 became a professor of accounting at SMU. He joined Texas Woman's University faculty and later served as adjunct professor of accounting at the University of Texas at Arlington. Mr. Langford had written and published several articles concerning aviation.

Memorials: Humane Society of North Texas, 1840 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth 76103.

Survivors: Uncles, Kenneth Coffman and Herbert Coffman, both of Goldthwaite, and Wayne Coffman of Wichita Falls; and 13 cousins.

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

Carolyn K.N. Lowery
ARLINGTON -- Carolyn Kae Nichols Lowery, 51, a beautician, died Sunday in Arlington.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Arlington Funeral Home.

Carolyn Kae Nichols Lowery was born July 8, 1945, in San Francisco, Calif. She grew up in Duncan and completed school there. She married in Oklahoma and moved to Arlington in 1968 and had lived there since. She was a part time organist at First Church of Christ Scientist.

Survivors: Husband, Bill Lowery of Arlington; son, Christopher Thomas Nichols of Euless; daughter and husband, Angela Michelle and Todd Lancaster of Irving; father and stepmother, Price and Devon Dossey of Duncan, Okla.; brother and wife, Larry and Mary Dossey of Duncan, Okla.; sister, Ginger Dossey of Norman, Okla.; and former husband, Terry Nichols of Euless.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791

Vivian V. McMorris
FORT WORTH -- Vivian Vardell McMorris, 69, a homemaker, died Monday at home.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Brown, Gause-Ware, Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight.

Vivian McMorris was born Dec. 15, 1926, in Fort Worth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tuesday Joe McMorris, in 1984, and a son, Odell McMorris, in 1988.

Survivors: Sons, Tommy A. McMorris of Fort Worth, Bobby J. McMorris of Eufaula, Okla., and Donnie R. McMorris of Springtown; daughter, Patricia L. Emerson of Fort Worth; 17 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

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

Linda Lee Odell
FORT WORTH -- Linda Lee Odell, 48, a homemaker, died Thursday at home.

Memorial service: Private.

Linda Lee Odell was born Dec. 1, 1947, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Survivors: Husband, Willie Odell of Fort Worth; sons, Kenneth Bingham and Mitchell Hart, both of Fort Worth; daughters, Belinda Hogg, Barbara Allen and Danna Hart, all of Fort Worth; brother, Raymond; sisters, Patsy, Vickie, Kathy and Carol; and grandchild, Ronda Hogg.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

Lillie Ogletree
FORT WORTH -- Lillie Ogletree, 81, a homemaker, died Monday at home.

Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Lillie Ogletree was born May 14, 1915, in Fort Worth. She lived in the Fort Worth area all her life. She worked in sales with Monnigs Department Store in the 1950s.

Survivors: Sons, Thomas Ogletree of Irving and Charles Ogletree of Fort Worth; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Agustin V. Reynoso
MEXICO CITY -- Agustin Velasquez Reynoso, 76, a chauffeur, died Oct. 9 in Mexico City.

Funeral: Was held at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Church of Padres de la Misericordia. Cremated entombment: at the church.

Agustin Velasquez Reynoso was born Aug. 28, 1920, in Troup, Texas, and raised in Ranger, Texas. In 1936, he moved to Mexico and spent the rest of his years in Mexico City, Mexico.

He was preceded in death by a sister Carmen; brother, Antonio; father, Lino Reynoso; and mother, Rebeca Velasquez.

Survivors: Wife, Elvia Reynoso of Mexico City; daughters, Maria Elena Reynoso, Laura Reynoso, Elvia Reynoso and Nora Reynoso, all of Mexico City; brothers, Bernadino Reynoso, Lino Reynoso, Alberto Reynoso and Antonio Reynoso, all of Mexico City, and Doroteo Reynoso of Fort Worth; sisters, Sofia Tellez of Mexico City and Guadalupe Oliva of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Gabriela and Agustin Alejandro of Mexico City; son-in-law, Gabriel of Mexico City; niece, Miss Bea Blancarte of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mexico City, 011-52-5-606-4643

Alta R. Stahr
FORT WORTH -- Alta Roberta Kirtley Stahr, 76, a retired finance clerk, died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital after a long illness.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, Shriners Children's Hospital in Dallas.

Alta Roberta Kirtley Stahr was born Dec. 6, 1919, in Libertyville, Ill., and had been a resident of Fort Worth since 1951. She was a member of Grace Methodist Church and University United Methodist Church. She was a past high priestess, Nyanca Court No. 34, Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, John F. Kirtley and Dr. Henry A. Stahr, D.C.

Survivors: Sons, John Kent Kirtley of El Paso, Robert Bruce Kirtley of St. Marys, Ga., Edward Wayne Kirtley of Granbury, Charles Neal Kirtley of Chesapeake, Va., Richard Dale Kirtley of Jacksonville, Fla., Carl Glynn Kirtley of Pensacola, Fla., and David Scott Kirtley of Memphis, Tenn.; daughters, Karen Kirtley Watts of Benbrook and Claudia Lynn Mayorga of Lenexa, Kan.; brothers, Robert Kleihauer of Freeport, Ill., and Elwin Kleihauer of Marblehead, Mass.; 16 grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Lorene Stowe
GRAHAM -- Lorene Weldon Stowe, 82, a homemaker, died Sunday at home.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Morrison Funeral Home. Burial: McAdams Cemetery, Possum Kingdom Lake.

Lorene Weldon Stowe was born Dec. 22, 1913, in Mineral Wells.

Morrison Funeral Home
Graham, (817) 549-2121

James P. Sullivan
FORT WORTH -- James P. Sullivan, 75, retired, died Friday at a River Oaks nursing home.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. today in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials: Vitas Hospice.

James P. Sullivan was born Feb. 11, 1921, in Meadville, Miss.

He lived in the Fort Worth area for 32 years and was a retired floral delivery man. He was also a World War II Army veteran.

Survivors: Wife of 28 years, Ona Sullivan of Fort Worth; son, Jimmy Sullivan of Reno, Nev.; four brothers; four sisters, two grandchildren; and three stepchildren.

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

Hope G. Sumner
BEDFORD -- Hope Gipson Sumner, 72, a homemaker, died Sunday at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Wednesday in Springtown Cemetery in Springtown.

Hope Sumner was born April 1, 1924, in Wilson, Okla. She was a Bedford resident for 40 years. She did a lot of original art work.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Ben and Carla Sumner of Arlington; daughters, Benita McCoy of Euless and Fantasia Floyd of Bedford; brother, Joe Gipson of Garland; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

White's Funeral Home
Springtown, (817) 220-7111

Mary L. Tarrance
STEPHENVILLE -- Mary Linnie Tarrance, 86, a retired LVN, died Sunday at a De Leon nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lacy Funeral Home. Burial: Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

Mary Linnie Tarrance was born June 20, 1910, in De Leon. She was a member of Hillcrest Church of Christ.

Survivor: Sister, Gracie Stroker of DeLeon.

Lacy Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 968-2102

Rubye M. Tatum
FORT WORTH -- Rubye M. Tatum, 80, retired office manager and owner of Guy O. Tatum Painting Service, died Sunday at home.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 tonight at Brown, Gause- Ware, Owens & Brumley.

Rubye M. Tatum was born Feb. 5, 1916, in Newark, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy O. Tatum.

Survivors: Two nieces, Rubye Granstaff and Betty McDonald of Newark; four nephews, Thomas Moran and Jimmy Moran of Newark, Kenneth Moran of Rhome and Wayne Moran of Fort Worth; many great-nieces and great-nephews; and many great-great- nieces and great-great-nephews.

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

Ella A. Taylor
ALVARADO -- Ella Aline Taylor, 45, a homemaker, died Sunday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Burleson. Burial: Cope Cemetery.

Ella Taylor was born Nov. 13, 1950, in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Husband, John Douglas Taylor Sr. of Alvarado; son, John Douglas Taylor Jr. of Fort Worth; daughters, Sheila Rogers and Janet Barnett, both of Alvarado, Lisa McClellan of Joshua and Darla Taylor Young of Fort Worth; brothers, Elvin Kuykendall of Corsicana, Bill Kuykendall and Archie Kuykendall, both of Fort Worth, and Raymond Kuykendall of Alvarado; sisters, Jean Carpenter of Fort Worth, Marie Petty of Meridian, Maxcine Capps of Corsicana and Arline Rowden of Azle; and 11 grandchildren.

Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson
Burleson, 295-5211

Lessie V. Thomas
ALEDO -- Lessie Vernon Thomas, 92, a retired dime store clerk, died Sunday at home.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today at Haynesville Municipal Cemetery in Haynesville, La.

Memorials: Vitas Hospice.

Lessie Vernon Thomas was born April 24, 1904, in Homer, La. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Thomas, on Dec. 21, 1955.

Survivors: Sons, Gordon Earl Thomas of Carthage and James Ray Thomas of Aledo; daughter, Helen Davis of Odessa; brother, Thurman Gentry of Decatur, Ill.; sisters, Myrtle Maxey of Longview and Verlon Powell of Wichita Falls; six grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren.

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

Gay B. Turney
ARLINGTON -- Gay B. Turney, 68, an associate professor of mathematics who retired from UTA in 1990 after 34 years, died Sunday at an Arlington hospital.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2201 E. Park Row Dr. in Arlington. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park.

Memorials: American Cancer Society or Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

Gay B. Turney was born May 20, 1928, in Tahlequah, Okla.

Survivors: Wife, Ann Turney of Arlington; sons, Paul and his wife, Alesha Turney, of St. Louis, Mo., and Jeff and wife, Jenny Turney, of Austin; daughter, Janet and husband, John Birkhoff, of Dallas; sisters, Ella Goff of Muskogee, Okla., and Oma Smith of Tahlequah, Okla.; and six grandchildren.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681

Joseph H. Waddill III
HURST -- Joseph Hardy Waddill III, 54, a courier, died Saturday at home.

Memorial service: Private.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Joseph Hardy Waddill III was born Dec. 21, 1941, in Austin.

Survivors: Sons, Timothy Waddill of Arlington and Lance Waddill of Saginaw; daughters, Angela Waddill of Saginaw; mother, Vivian Waddill of Hurst; sister, Sharon Overath of Hurst; and two grandchildren.

Guardian Cremation Society
5704 James Ave., 293-8477

Bobby Walker
FORT WORTH -- Bobby Walker, 64, a Samsill Corp. forklift operator who retired in April 1994 after 10 years of service, died Saturday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Samaria Missionary Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Bobby Walker was born Feb. 11, 1932, in Tyler.

Survivors: Wife of 44 years, Albirta Walker; sons, Jesse L. Walker, Johnny R. Walker and Eric R. Walker; daughters, Fay Washington, Mary Wills, Christine Walker and Catherine Rhodes; brother, Max M. Walker; sisters, Ola M. Watts and Ardienne Avery; 21 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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

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