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Published Nov. 27, 1996

Lillian E. Abshire
FORT WORTH -- Lillian Elizabeth Abshire, 96, died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at First Christian Church in Canton, Okla. Burial: Eagle City Cemetery in Eagle City, Okla.

Memorials: Eagle City Cemetery Association, in care of Haigler Funeral Home, 400 W. Pine, Canton, Okla. 73724.

Lillian Elizabeth Abshire, a lifelong homemaker, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 1996, at a local hospital. Lillian Abshire was born to Uria and Edith Shanley on May 18, 1900, in Adams, Neb. She was raised in Indian Territory and Blaine County, Okla. She had been a resident of Fort Worth for nine years.

Mrs. Abshire was married to James T. Abshire on Dec. 23, 1919. They resided in Eagle City, Okla., and raised their family there until 1941, when they moved to Blackwell, Okla., where she resided for 44 years. She was a member of First Christian Church in Blackwell, where she was a proud member of Class No. 13. She was a member of the Progressive Garden Club and worked with the Red Cross. Mrs. Abshire was an avid lover of roses and was proud of her garden.

Mrs. Abshire was preceded in death by her husband, James T. Abshire, in 1984, and a son, Keith M. Abshire, in 1995.

Survivors: Her daughters, Ila C. Lockert and her husband, Lloyd, of Fort Worth, Louise G. Wright of Indianapolis, Ind., and Edith J. Lawhon and her husband, Joe, of Springtown; son, Rex U. Abshire and his wife, Verna, of Sulphur, La.; daughter-in-law, Katherine Abshire of Woodland, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and six great- great-grandchildren.

Haigler Funeral Home
Canton, Okla., (405) 886-2222

Billy Bob Adkins
HURST -- Billy Bob Adkins, 65, a retired pioneer in the aviation industry, died Nov. 20 at a local hospital.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hurst Baptist Church, 147 E. Hurst Blvd., in Hurst.

Memorials: To be sent to P.O. Box 351, Hurst, Texas 76053.

Billy Bob Adkins was born Jan. 29, 1931. He was a pioneer in the aviation industry and never met a stranger.

He was married to his beloved wife, Gertrude, for 44 years.

Survivors: Wife, Gertrude Irene Adkins of Hurst; son, David Adkins and his wife, Pam Adkins, of Hurst; daughter, Sharon Ann Luther and her husband, Ray Luther, of Godley; brothers, Howard S. Adkins and his wife, Betty, of Trego, Wis., and Jack Adkins and his wife, Dorothy, of Tehachapi, Calif.; sister, Doris Boyd of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Lisa Burton and her husband, Eric Burton, Carolyn Barnes and her husband, Eliell Baldarize; great-granddaughter, Miranda; and nephews, Rufus M. Adkins, Allen R. Hilliard of Waco and Max Hilliard of Seattle, Wash.

Maggie E. Blakeley
KELLER -- Maggie E. Blakeley, 96, a homemaker, died Monday at a Keller nursing home.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Keller. Dr. Leroy Patterson will officiate. Burial: Medlin Cemetery in Roanoke. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. today at Lucas Funeral Home.

Memorials: First Baptist Church of Keller.

Maggie E. Blakeley was born Aug. 5, 1900, in Grapevine. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Keller 60 years. She was a resident of Keller 60 years. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was loved very much and will be missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Blakeley.

Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, Paul E. Blakeley and JoAnn of San Angelo; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Palmer and L.J. of Hurst, Beth McGowan and R.E. of Keller and Bobbie Mull and Jerry of Petersburg; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

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

Abner B. Boddie
FORT WORTH -- Abner Burl Boddie, 68, a truck driver, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Friday in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Abner Burl Boddie was born Oct. 2, 1928, in Arkansas.

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

Felton P. Brashier Jr.
RANGER -- Felton Palmer "Pete" Brashier Jr., 74, a retired employee of Ranger Furniture Exchange, died Sunday in Bronte.

Funeral: 1 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Ranger. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorials: Texas Baptist Children's Home in Round Rock and First Baptist Church in Ranger.

Felton Brashier Jr. was born March 30, 1922, in Ranger. He was a graduate of Ranger High School and a graduate of Baylor University in 1943. He was a lifelong resident of Ranger. He married Betty Hudgins on March 23, 1946, in Wharton. He worked for Ranger Furniture Exchange with his grandfather and father until he retired in 1989. He was a Navy veteran.

Mr. Brashier was a member of First Baptist Church and held various positions there, most recently as chairman of the budget and Sunday school treasurer. He was past president and zone chairman of the Ranger Chamber of Commerce, a member of Ranger Junior College Board of Regents and Ranger ISD School Board, past director of the Ranger Saving and Olney Savings, a member of the Ranger Masonic Lodge 738 AF&AM, a charter member of Ranger Jaycees and a member of Ranger Industrial Foundation and Lone Cedar Country Club.

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Lindsay Brashier, on Nov. 10, 1996.

Survivors: Wife, Betty, of Ranger; sons, Alex Brashier of Palm Springs, Calif., Tommy Brashier and his wife, Sally, of Waco, and Richard Brashier and his wife, Jill, of Overland Park, Kan.; and grandchildren, Charlie, Rachel and Andy of Waco, and Allison and Barrett of Overland Park, Kan.

Edwards Funeral Home
Ranger, (817) 647-1133

Bessie Bullard
CLEBURNE -- Bessie Bullard, 85, a homemaker, died Tuesday in Cleburne.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Friday in Greenacres Memorial Park.

Bessie Bullard was born April 29, 1911, in Alvarado.

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

Margaret Cerda
FORT WORTH -- Margaret Cerda, 68, a homemaker, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Margaret Cerda was born Sept. 1, 1928, in Huntington, W.Va. She lived in Fort Worth since 1977.

Survivors: Husband, Jesse Cerda of Fort Worth; daughter, Mary Lou Bruce of Loraine, Ohio; brother, Andy Woods of Huntington; and sisters, Nellie McCommas of Huntington, Irene Coco of Loraine and Effie Atkins of Huntington.

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

Richard S. Cloud
BENBROOK -- Richard Sam Cloud, 84, a retired Arkansas State Hospital registered nurse, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Ballard Funeral Home in Benton, Ark. Burial: Mount Harmony Cemetery in Benton.

Richard Cloud was born July 25, 1912, in Haskell, Ark. He was preceded in death by a son, Joe Henry Cloud, in May 1995.

Survivors: Son, Richard Jefferson of De Kalb; daughter, Wanda Hoeppner of Benbrook; brothers, Virgil Cloud of Benton, Ark., and James Cloud and Ardis Cloud, both of Haskell; sisters, Dovie Neel of Houston, Alta Mae Rogers of Benton and Iva Reeves of Haskell; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and stepson, James Crook of Benton.

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

Monica J. Coleman
FORT WORTH -- Monica Jean Coleman, 23, a homemaker, died Nov. 20 at home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Pilgrim Galilee Baptist Church, 1817 Renner St. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens.

Monica Jean Coleman was born April 24, 1973.

Rev's Funeral Parlor
3615 Vaughn Blvd., 536-0200

Delta A. DeLoach
STEPHENVILLE -- Delta A. DeLoach, 62, a homemaker, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today at Waco Memorial Cemetery.

Delta DeLoach was born Dec. 29, 1933, in Waco. She was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kay Christian DeLoach, in 1984.

Survivors: Husband, Bill DeLoach of Stephenville; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Chris DeLoach of Rockwall; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Mike Giles of Stephenville; six grandchildren; and friend, Linda Johnson.

Lacy Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 968-2102

Charles Duncan
CLEBURNE -- Charles Duncan, 67, a retired service manager for various auto dealers, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Crosier- Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Burial: Georges Creek Cemetery in Somervell County.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Charles Duncan was born March 13, 1929, in Colorado City, Texas.

Survivors: Wife, Billie Duncan of Cleburne; stepson, Larry Keller of Cleburne; daughters, Becky Oliver of Cleburne, Lynda Wiegel of Mesquite, Leann Jones of Cleburne and Lisa Duncan of Fort Worth; stepdaughter, Pam Clark of Arlington; mother, Lora Duncan of Cleburne; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Cleburne, (817) 558-2322

Myrtle Elston
HUCKABAY -- Myrtle Elston, 86, a homemaker, died Monday at a Stephenville hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Stephenville Funeral Home. Burial: Huckabay Cemetery.

Myrtle Elston was born Oct. 9, 1910, in Erath County. She was a member of Huckabay Baptist Church. She lived in Erath County most of her life.

Survivors: Husband, Charles of Huckabay; sons, Allen of Madras, Ore., Kenneth of Stephenville, Gene of Sweetwater, Edwin of Stephenville, Carroll of Morgan Mill and Mack of Stephenville; 22 grandchildren; and 39 great- grandchildren.

Stephenville Funeral Home
Stephenville, (817) 965-3161

John C. Fisher
FORT WORTH -- John Cloice Fisher, 82, retired from aircraft special projects, died Tuesday in North Richland Hills.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Medlin Cemetery in Trophy Club.

John Fisher was born Feb. 19, 1914, in Denton County. He was a resident of this area all of his life. He worked for General Dynamics for over 40 years.

Survivors: Wife, Letha Fisher of Fort Worth; son, Larry Fisher of Lakeside; daughter, Barbara Browning of Carrollton; brothers, Vernon Fisher of Lake Elsinore, Calif., and Kenneth Fisher of Rowlett; and sisters, Theresa Boughton of Justin and Gertrude Jones of Roanoke.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Ruth E. Frank
FORT WORTH -- Ruth Evelyn Frank, 89, a retired bookkeeper for Texaco, died Monday at a Fort Worth nursing center.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at University United Methodist Church. A reception for family and friends will be held in the solarium afterwards. Private burial: in Old Oakwood Cemetery in Jefferson. Visitation: 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the church. Officiating: the Rev. Glenn Jones.

Memorials: University United Methodist Church.

Ruth Frank was born Sept. 7, 1907, in Jefferson. She was a member of University United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and The Bricks Sunday School Class. She was a circle study leader and a docent at Log Cabin Village. She retired from Texaco after more than 30 years of service.

Survivors: Nephews and nieces, including James C. Brown and his wife, Joan, of Arlington, David D. Brown and his wife, Barbara, Kemp, Gene E. Brown and his wife, Regina, of Fort Worth; great-nephews and great-nieces; and one great-great-nephew.

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

Pamela K. Franks and Fayette K. McClain
ACTON -- Pamela Kaye Franks, 35, a homemaker, and her infant daughter, Fayette Kay McClain, died Sunday in Granbury.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Acton Cemetery in Acton.

Pamela Kaye Franks was born Aug. 29, 1961.

Survivors: Fiance, Clyde McClain of Crowley; sons, Matthew Franks and Dylan Franks, both of Acton; father, Erwin Franks Jr. of Acton; mother, Georgia Franks of Granbury; sisters, Darlene Franks and Brenda Taylor, both of Granbury; many relatives and a host of friends.

Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, (817) 573-3000

Joseph Funkhouser
FORT WORTH -- Joseph Funkhouser, 81, a flight engineer, died Nov. 15 in Arlington.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. today at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Joseph Funkhouser was born July 13, 1915, in Fort Worth.

Mr. Funkhouser is survived by Margaret Howard. He lived in Fort Worth most of his life. He was preceded in death by his mother, Grace, and his sister, Mable.

Joe was a pilot for American Airlines, as flight engineer, for many years. He was a bachelor up until the time he met Margaret Howard at the Wm. H. Grove Retirement Home, where he had lived for three years. His flights were from Dallas to Hawaii for many years. He had traveled to many places, while still single, Europe and many islands. Loved by everyone who knew him, he was shy up to a point but kind and considerate and had a good sense of humor. He will certainly be missed by Margaret and his friends.

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

Russell C. Gillihan
FORT WORTH -- Russell Cory Gillihan, 29, an artist, died Saturday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at The Unity Church of Fort Worth. Visitation: noon to 2 p.m. today at the church.

Memorials: AIDS Outreach Center of Fort Worth, 801 W. Cannon.

Russell Cory Gillihan was born July 19, 1967, in Fort Worth. He attended Azle High School, where he was active in the choir, Art Club and National Honor Society. He graduated fifth in his class at Azle High School in 1985. He attended the University of Texas and studied art. He later resided in West Hollywood, Calif., where he enjoyed the ocean and beach. He continued to study art and pottery at Santa Monica College. Russell moved back to Fort Worth in 1994 and became a member of The Unity Church. He enjoyed the outdoors, reading, the arts and his beloved family and friends. He is at peace with the Lord.

Survivors: Parents, Linda Gay and Thomas Craig Watson of Azle; brother, Jeffery Gillihan of Houston; grandparents, Harold and Rosie Hollister of Azle and Harold and Betty Watson of Fort Worth; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and a dear friend, Jonathan Steele of Los Angeles.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233

Pernelle Henry
FORT WORTH -- Pernelle Henry, 101, died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: Was Tuesday in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston.

Memorials: Trinity Terrace Health Care Center, 1600 Texas St., Fort Worth 76102, in lieu of flowers.

Pernelle Henry entered into rest Nov. 24, 1996. She was born Sept. 6, 1895, in Ruskin, Neb. She had been a resident of Trinity Terrace since 1982; from 1925 to 1982 she lived in Houston. Her husband, W.A. Henry, preceded her in death.

Survivors: Son, W.J. Henry of San Antonio; grandchildren, Scot A. Henry, Terry A. Chauncey and Christopher Henry, all of San Antonio; several great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Forest Park Funeral Home
Houston, (713) 928-5141

Cecil W. Hudson
ARLINGTON -- Cecil W. Hudson, 63, a retired mechanical engineer in the aircraft industry, died Monday in Arlington.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. today at Arlington Funeral Home. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Memorials: Gideons International, Arlington South Camp, Box 394, Arlington, Texas 76004.

Cecil W. Hudson was born Nov. 24, 1933, in Carthage, Miss. He grew up in Pearl, Miss., and obtained a bachelor of science degree at Mississippi State. He then worked for McDonnell Aircraft in St. Louis, then White Sands Missile Range, then one year at Space Center in Houston. He also worked in Pueblo, Colo., at High Speed Ground Test Center and then returned to Arlington in October 1976. He retired from Loral Vought in 1995. He was a member of the Gideons and the Friendship Class at Fielder Road. He received his MBA at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Survivors: Wife, Maggie Hudson of Arlington; son, Glenn Hudson of Bedford; daughters, Deborah Shields of Quitman, Sharon Sieck of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Annette Rogers of Arlington; sister, Ruth Hilliard of Pascagoula, Miss.; grandchildren, Michael and Brittani Shields, Michelle and Brooke Sieck and Timothy Hudson; and nine nieces and nephews.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791

Bob Jernigan
BENBROOK -- Bob Jernigan, 62, a customer service manager with Lone Star Gas Co. who retired after 42 years, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 12:30 p.m. today at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Graveside service will be conducted by Tarrant Masonic Lodge. Pallbearers: Michael Stevens, Paul Harper, Gene Rufner, Roy Powell, Jim Adams and Garnet Gilbert. Honorary pallbearers: Billy Bob Harris, L.E. Hartwick, Charles Cook, Slatz Freeland, Bill Smith and Art Smith.

Memorials: Scottish Rite Crippled Children's Hospital in Dallas, Lions Crippled Children's Camp in Kerrville, American Cancer Society or the Tarrant County Cancer Society.

Bob Jernigan was born March 2, 1934, in Fort Worth. He retired after 42 years as a customer service manager for Lone Star Gas Co. He was the current president of East Fort Worth Lions Club and was a member of Tarrant Masonic Lodge No. 942, North Fort Worth Historical Society and the Country Music Revue.

He was preceded in death by a son, Joe Jernigan.

Survivors: Wife, Doris Jernigan of Benbrook; son, Jerry M. Jernigan of Waco; daughter and son-in-law, Janese and Rusty Kunkel of Benbrook; and grandchildren, Ryan Jernigan, Lauren Jernigan, Brian Phipps, Kevin Phipps and Jennifer Kunkel.

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

Kenny L. Kienzle III
PLANO -- Kenny L. Kienzle III, 30, a security officer for Kmart, died Monday in Plano.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Kenny L. Kienzle III was born Dec. 5, 1965, in Fort Myers, Fla. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.

Survivors: Wife, Sara Kienzle, and their unborn child, of Plano; parents, Ken and Nancy Kienzle of Keller and Lavanna and Milburn Arnold of Red Oak; brother, Kristopher Kienzle of Red Oak; sisters, Karen Henderson of Hurst and Kara Bunch of Fort Worth; in-laws, Dalton Stowell of Rowlett and Rita Stowell of Arlington; nieces, Anastacia Bunch, Dacia Henderson and Kristin Kienzle; nephew, Chase Bunch; and numerous nieces, nephews and a cousin.

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

Thelma Krone
JOSHUA -- Thelma Krone, 70, a homemaker, died Tuesday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Thelma Krone was born April 2, 1926, in Bront, Texas, the seventh of eight children. She married her husband of 44 years in 1952. She has been resided in Joshua since 1993.

Survivors: Husband, Clifford Krone of Joshua; son, Michael F. Adams of Beloit, Wis.; daughters, Barbara Tullis, Rebecca Krone and Sherry Adams, all of El Cajon, Calif.; sisters, Katherine of Colorado, Opal of Irving and Lucille of Fort Worth; and five grandchildren.

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

Raymond O.D. Lott
DALLAS -- Raymond O.D. Lott, 56, a retired Postal Service employee, died Monday at a hospital.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. today at Hampton Place Funeral Home. Burial: Lincoln Memorial Park.

Raymond O.D. Lott was born May 11, 1940, in Dallas. He was educated in Fort Worth and was a product of I.M. Terrell High School. He attended Alabama State University and graduated from Tuskegee Institute. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force and served as sports information director for Alabama State. He was a counselor for El Centro College and was retired from the Postal Service.

Survivors: Mother, Alesia English; stepmother, Ella Mae Lott of Fort Worth; brother, Thomas Lott; sisters, Grace Bacon, Doris Williams and Lisa Lavern Frazier, all of Dallas, and Patrecia Hinderman of Fort Worth; and a host of relatives and friends.

Hampton Place Funeral Home
Dallas, (214) 339-3000

James A. McCright
DECATUR -- James Alfred "Speck" McCright, 73, a truck driver, died Monday at a Decatur hospital.

Funeral: no service set.

Memorials: Community Hospice of Texas -- Decatur office, 1000 Summit, Fort Worth 76102.

Mr. McCright was born Sept. 2, 1923, in Fisher County. He was a member of a Baptist church in Lubbock, where he served as a deacon.

Survivors: Son, Jimmy McCright of Stamford; daughter, Mary Lee Connors of Washington state; sister, Karen Rattan of Decatur; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Coker Funeral Home
Decatur, (817) 627-5959

Silas D. McEntire
COTTONDALE -- Silas David McEntire, 70, a retired truck driver for Consolidated Freightways, died Sunday at home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Christian- Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd. Burial: Garvin Cemetery in Wise County.

Silas David McEntire was born Aug. 5, 1926, in Marietta, Okla.

Survivors: Wife of 54 years, Mary McEntire of Cottondale; son, Don McEntire of Cottondale; daughters, Ilene Williams of Azle, Kathleen Minkley of Cottondale and Julia Ramerez of Reno; brothers, Ray McEntire of Seattle, Wash., and Paul McEntire of Ardmore, Okla.; sisters, Virgie Price of Henrietta and Hazle Brewer of Arlington; seven grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

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

Waneta Miller
FORT WORTH -- Waneta "Pete" Miller, 81, a homemaker, died Monday at a North Richland Hills care center.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Robertson Mueller Harper. Burial: Walker Family Cemetery in Egeria, W.Va.

Waneta "Pete" Miller was born Nov. 11, 1915, in Egeria. She was one of 11 children. She was a homemaker, but had time to write poems and published two books of poetry containing works about the mountains of West Virginia, where she grew up. She attended the Primitive Baptist Church. Following the death of her first husband, Paris Mitchem, in 1964 she moved to Big Spring to be with her children. In 1983, she married Frank W. Miller and moved to Fort Worth, where she attended Oak Hill Presbyterian Church.

Memorials: Charity of choice.

Survivors: Husband, Frank W. Miller of Fort Worth; son, David P. Mitchem of Big Spring; daughters, Becky Hancock and Sherry Adams, both of Big Spring; several grandchildren; several great- grandchildren; brothers, Harold Walker of Shady Spring, W.Va., Johny Walker of East Lake, Ohio, and Stanley Walker of Leesburg, Fla.; sisters, Norma Pegram of Princeton, W.Va., Sarah Roles of Odd, W.Va., Wana Mahaffey of Shady Spring, W.Va., and Nancy Mahaffey of Mentor, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Robertson Mueller Harper
1500 Eighth Ave., 924-4233

Mamie M. Nichols
BRIDGEPORT -- Mamie Marie "Shorty" Nichols, 81, a homemaker, died Sunday at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Hawkins Funeral Home. Burial: Brushy Cemetery in Bowie. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mamie Marie "Shorty" Nichols was born March 23, 1915, in Hollis, Okla.

Survivors: Daughter, Joan Nichols Green of Seabrook; brother, Dude Rash of California; sister, Pauline Roddy of Vernon; granddaughters, Robin Riggs of Bridgeport and Shannon Green of Orlando, Fla.; and great-grandchildren, Cameron, Brennan and Ryan Riggs of Bridgeport.

Hawkins Funeral Home
Bridgeport, (817) 683-2211

Betty J. O'Neal
FORT WORTH -- Betty Jean O'Neal, 50, a mail handler for the Postal Service, died Friday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Lake Como Church of Christ. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

On Jan. 10, 1946, a baby girl was born to the parentage of Anderson Humphrey and Odessa Stewart in Falls County. Betty grew up in the Lake Como community and attended Como Elementary and High schools. She later met and married Bobby O'Neal; to that union four children were born. "Jean" was a member of the Lake Como Church of Christ. She was a former member of the Ravinetts singing group. Jean worked in the employ of the U.S. Postal Service as a mail handler.

The "Angel of Peace" quietly carried Betty Jean O'Neal into eternity on Friday, Nov. 22, 1996.

Survivors: Husband, Bobby O'Neal of Fort Worth; son, Barry O'Neal of Fort Worth; daughters, Kim Gamble (George), Charlette Crosby (Glenn) and Nicole O'Neal, all of Fort Worth; mother and stepfather, Odessa Ferris and Clement Ferris of Oklahoma City; brothers, Leon Hickman of Oklahoma City and Anderson Humphrey Jr. of Houston; sisters, Alisha Rowles and Toni Kirk, both of Fort Worth, and Betty Joyce Dixon and Linda Taylor, both of Houston; grandchildren, Brandon O'Neal, Fallon Gamble, Ashton Crosby, Alexis Crosby, Ariel O'Neal and Brankeal Roberts; special aunts, JoAnn Smith, Ruby Anderson, Shirley Price and Lessie Leaf; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and friends.

Hampton Place Funeral Home
Dallas, (214) 339-3000

George H. Pennington
AZLE -- George Henry Pennington, 61, a retired S&H Green Stamp Store warehouse inventory clerk, died Monday at an Azle hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Biggers Funeral Home. Burial: Ash Creek Cemetery in Azle.

George Henry Pennington was born April 4, 1935, in La Junta and was a lifelong area resident. He worked as an inventory clerk for the S&H Green Stamp Stores for 36 years and retired in 1989. He had attended Westridge Baptist Church in Fort Worth.

Survivors, all of Azle: Mother, Mrs. Flora Waldrop Pennington; brother, Mr. Billy Gene Pennington; and nieces, Shellie Pennington Tidwell and Pamela Sue Pennington.

Biggers Funeral Home
7139 Jacksboro Highway, 237-3341

Dan P. Peters
FORT WORTH -- Dan P. Peters, 71, an attorney and investor, died Monday at a local hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at Greek Orthodox Church of St. John the Baptist in Euless. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Thursday at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Memorials: Greek Orthodox Church of St. John the Baptist, 303 Cullum Drive, Euless 76040, or Lena Pope Home, 4701 W. Rosedale, Fort Worth 76107.

Dan Peters was born May 1, 1925, in Mexico City to Greek parents emigrating to the United States from their village in the Thrace Region of Asia Minor. He graduated from North Side High School. During World War II, he served in the Army in the 385th Field Artillery in Europe and was awarded the Purple Heart.

Mr. Peters attended Texas Christian University and received his law degree from Southern Methodist University in 1950. Mr. Peters worked as an attorney and was also an investor in oil, gas and real estate. He was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. John the Baptist in Euless and the Texas Bar Association.

Survivors: Wife of 41 years, Elpis Peters; son and daughter-in-law, Paun and Lynn Peters of Eagle Mountain Lake; daughter and son-in-law, Athena and Mark Kalpakis of Arlington; brother, Tommy Peters of Fort Worth; sister, Katherine Prattes of San Diego, Calif.; and grandchildren, Tina, Elise and Daniel Peters of Eagle Mountain Lake.

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

Mary H. Pinkston
AMARILLO -- Mary Hill Pinkston, 94, a homemaker, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Memorial service: 3 p.m. today at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo. Officiating: Dr. Jim W. Smith of St. Stephen's United Methodist Church.

Ms. Pinkston was born in Halletsville, Texas, had lived in Dallas and Lubbock and had lived in Borger from 1952 to 1968. Ms. Pinkston married Louis Pinkston in Dallas. He preceded her in death in 1968 in Borger. She was a longtime member of the Methodist Church.

Memorials: James L. West Special Care Center, Box 1348, Fort Worth 76101.

Survivors: Daughter, Molly Hollar of Arlington; son, Bob Pinkston of Amarillo; 12 grandchildren; and 25 great-grand- children.

Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors
Amarillo, (806) 372-3233

James H. Salmons
MANSFIELD -- James H. Salmons, 62, a retired truck driver, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Rehobeth Cemetery.

James H. Salmons was born Feb. 20, 1934, in Dallas. He served in the Marine Corps and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and Southridge Baptist Church.

Survivors: Sons, Billy Salmons and James Salmons, both of Mansfield; daughters, Glenda Ragan of Arlington and Cindy Pitts of Mansfield; mother, Viola Teague of Mansfield; brother, Elton Teague of Fort Worth; sister, Marilyn Arthur of Fort Worth; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681

Frank B. Scott
ARCHER CITY -- Frank B. Scott, 84, a pilot who retired in 1972, died Monday at a Wichita Falls hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church. Burial: Archer City Cemetery.

Frank Scott was born April 22, 1912, in Paris, Tenn.

Memorials: First United Methodist Church, Box 993, Archer City, Texas 76351, or Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, Texas 76310.

Aulds Funeral Home
Archer City, (817) 574-4422

Donna M. Smith
FORT WORTH -- Donna M. Smith, 86, a homemaker, died Monday at a Fort Worth nursing home.

Burial: private.

Donna M. Smith was born Aug. 23, 1910, in Norton County, Kan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Smith.

Survivors: Son, Roger Smith of Fort Worth; and five grandchildren.

Greenwood Funeral Home
3100 White Settlement Road, 336-0584

Edith Smith
ARLINGTON -- Edith Smith, 84, a homemaker, died Sunday in Arlington.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday in Memorial Park Cemetery in Bartlesville, Okla.

Memorials: Rush Creek Baptist Church Library.

Edith Smith was born in Dewey, Okla. She was a resident of Arlington for nine years and was a former resident of Bartlesville for most of her life. She was a Baptist and a former member of Virginia Avenue Baptist Church in Bartlesville. She was the widow of A.V. "Toby" Smith.

Survivors: Daughters, Janis Ritchie and Phyllis Platt; brothers, Albert Franklin and Loyd Franklin; sisters, Grace Ditch, Pauline Pannell and Ruth Wesley; five grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

Arlington Funeral Home
1221 E. Division, 548-1791

William H. Stalcup
FORT WORTH -- William Harry Stalcup, 85, died Sunday at his home.

Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. today at Meadowbrook United Methodist Church. Burial: Reilly Springs Cemetery near Sulphur Springs.

William Harry Stalcup was born July 7, 1911, in Addison, to Samuel Fletcher and Josephine Wilson Stalcup. He married Annie Dorcas Attlesey on Sept. 22, 1932, in Reilly Springs.

Mr. Stalcup was a retired Acushmet Process maintenance engineer. He was a member of Meadowbrook United Methodist Church.

Survivors: Wife, Ann Stalcup of Fort Worth; son, Robert W. Stalcup of Arlington; daughter, Phyllis Jean Dunn of Fort Worth; sister, Isabell Funderburk of Sulphur Springs; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home
Sulphur Springs, (903) 885-3133

Charles W. Stewart
SPRINGTOWN -- Charles W. Stewart, 33, a computer technician, died Monday from injuries sustained in an auto accident near Boyd.

Funeral: 3 p.m. today at Emerald Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: noon to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Charles Stewart was born Jan. 25, 1963, in Fort Worth. He worked at Tandy 16 years and was most recently employed at Cyclix Engineering.

Survivors: Wife, Jeneanne Stewart of Springtown; father, Ben "Jack" Stewart of Fort Worth; and sister, Carmen Nixon of Louisiana.

Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681

Yvonne C. Taylor
FORT WORTH -- Yvonne C. Taylor, 62, a homemaker, died Monday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Yvonne C. Taylor was born May 3 in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Husband, Jim D. Taylor; son, Larry Taylor; daughters, Sheila Taylor and Rhonda Taylor; eight grandchildren; and three aunts.

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

Manuel Washington
FORT WORTH -- Manuel Washington, 61, a retired laborer for Texas Oil Refinery, died Saturday at a local nursing home.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Charity Church, 2936 Stuart Drive. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

Manuel Washington was born Jan. 23, 1935, in Houston County. He attended public school in Crockett and Mary Allen College. He was an Air Force veteran and a deacon at Charity Church.

Survivors: Wife, Alberta Washington; and son, Alfred Roundtree.

Williams Funeral Chapel
5224 Ramey Ave., 534-5781

Johnnie Widner
GRAHAM -- Johnnie "J.W." Widner, 90, retired from Widner Trucking Co., died Monday in Graham.

Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Hudson Presbyterian Chapel in Graham. Burial: Pioneer Cemetery.

Johnnie Widner was born June 30, 1906, in Denton County.

Memorials: Hudson Presbyterian Chapel, Box 125, Graham, Texas 76450.

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

Willena J. Wright
GORDON -- Willena James Wright, 65, a retired newspaper journalist, died Sunday at a Stephenville hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Gordon. Burial: New Gordon Cemetery in Gordon.

Willena James Wright was born Oct. 17, 1931, in Strawn, Texas.

Memorials: First Baptist Church in Gordon, Gordon Fire Department or Gordon Ambulance Fund.

Edwards Funeral Home
Strawn, (817) 672-5231

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