Updated: 2008 - August 15

 

 

 

BETTY ANN MURPHY

Fort Worth -- Betty Ann Murphy, 78, of Keene, passed away Monday, August 11, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Services were 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 14, 2008, in the United Presbyterian Church. Rev. Mike Thompson officiated. Burial was in the Keene Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kelly Gale, Frank Keifer, David Rose, David Knight, Polo Sandoval and David Bass.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Living Concepts of Cleburne.
Mrs. Murphy was born December 30, 1929 in Orange, Texas to Gillam and Hattie Merrill Linscomb. She married James Edward Murphy January 20, 1950 in Port Neches, Texas.
She was a bookkeeper and a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Cleburne. Betty was also a member of the Blue Bonnet Grandmother's Club, Chapter 680, of Cleburne.
Betty Ann Murphy is survived by her husband, James Edward "Ed" Murphy, of Keene; her two daughters, Cindy Gale, of Port Neches and Shannon Murphy of Keene; grandchildren, Kimberly Perkins and Kelly Gale; great-grandson, Adam Perkins; sister, Edith Harris and husband, Gene, of Lumberton, Texas; cousins, Lonez M. and Jack Rose; special friend, Amy Giesen and a host of other relatives and friends.
You may send condolences, view the obituary and see her photo at www.cpcleburne .com <http://www.cpcleburne.com>
Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home handled the arrangements. 817-648-0522

THOMAS G. FEIDLER

Burleson -- Thomas G. Feidler, 71, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2008, of natural causes.
A memorial service is 4 p.m. Sunday, August 17th, at 149 W. CR 714, Burleson, Texas.
Tom served our country for 6 years in the United States Air Force before being honorably discharged. He was a hardworking Plant Superintendent for many years at Vienna Sausage in L.A. Upon retiring, he did painting jobs to keep busy until he was no longer physically able to work.
In 1999, he moved to Burleson to be with his family. His grandchildren brought him great joy in his last years of life here in Burleson and were the main reason for his move to Texas. He made many friends at his local hangout, the Wafflehouse.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers.
He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Culbertson and her husband, Terry; his granddaughters, Rachel Haas, Blair Burge and Krystal Culbertson; grandson, Logan (L.C.) Culbertson. He is also survived by 4 great-grandchildren, Kylie, Brooke, Zane and Jaxson; his sister, MaryJane Saures of Pennsylvania; brother, Keith Feidler of California and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

D. ANN MCDANIEL

CROWLEY ­ Ann McDaniel, 69, passed away Friday, August 8, 2008, at a Fort Worth hospital.
Memorial services are 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 14, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Crowley.
She is survived by 6 children, David Moore, Jr. of Humble, TX; Patrice and husband, Jerry Bullard of Crowley, TX; Robin and husband, Clifton McDonnell of Azle, TX; Alton and wife, Stephanie Lindhorst of Weatherford, TX; Mike Lindhorst of Ranger, TX; Charles Lindhorst of Weatherford, TX; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Bernice Sanders of Fort Worth, TX and Theda and husband, Ed Raley of Waco, TX and brother, Eugene Lowry of Hensley, AR.

THOMAS G. FEIDLER

Burleson -- Thomas G. Feidler, 71, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2008, of natural causes.
A memorial service is 4 p.m. Sunday, August 17th, at 149 W. CR 714, Burleson, Texas.
Tom served our country for 6 years in the United States Air Force before being honorably discharged. He was a hardworking Plant Superintendent for many years at Vienna Sausage in L.A. Upon retiring, he did painting jobs to keep busy until he was no longer physically able to work.
In 1999, he moved to Burleson to be with his family. His grandchildren brought him great joy in his last years of life here in Burleson and were the main reason for his move to Texas. He made many friends at his local hangout, the Wafflehouse.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers.
He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Culbertson and her husband, Terry; his granddaughters, Rachel Haas, Blair Burge and Krystal Culbertson; grandson, Logan (L.C.) Culbertson. He is also survived by 4 great-grandchildren, Kylie, Brooke, Zane and Jaxson; his sister, MaryJane Saures of Pennsylvania; brother, Keith Feidler of California and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

DANIEL "DAN" HILL
Alvarado -- Daniel "Dan" Hill, 80, of Alvarado, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 14, 2008, in the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel with Rev. Charles E. Payne officiating. Graveside services will be private. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at the funeral home.
Dan was born December 14, 1927 in Alvarado, TX to Asa Joshua and Agnes Lane Hill. He married Frankie Idella Reavis on April 3, 1948 in Cleburne.
Mr. Hill was a tree trimmer for TXU for forty-four years and was a veteran of the United States Army.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frankie Hill, on December 29, 2004.
Daniel "Dan" Hill is survived by his three daughters, Ginger Smith and husband, Billy, Linda Hathcock and Eva Hill, all of Alvarado; two sons, Rusty Hill of Alvarado and Albert Hill of Burleson; sister, Laquita Dixon, of Fort Worth; two brothers, Richard Hill and Fred Hill, both of Alvarado; five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. You may send condolences, view obituary and see photo at www.cpcleburne.com.
Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. 817-648-0522.

CAROLYN S. BILLS

Crowley -- Carolyn S. Bills, 64, of Crowley passed away Sunday, August 10, 2008, at her residence.
Services are 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at Laurel Land Chapel of the Chimes with burial following in Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth.
Memorials may be made to Truth & Life Ministries, P.O. Box 363, Crowley, Texas 76036.
Carolyn was born November 17, 1943 to Edward and Joyce Skipper in Black Creek, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Bills, of Crowley; daughter, Amy Adcock and husband, Jeff, of Crowley; son, Evan Bills and wife, Nancy, of Hurst; daughter, Julie Crabb and husband, Chase, of Cleburne; mother, Joyce Skipper of Burleson; brother, David Skipper and wife, Ruth, of Huntsville, AL.; sister, Joyce Kirkland of Sunset; grandchildren, Jed and Tirzah Adcock of Crowley and Ethan Crabb of Cleburne; nieces, Iola Martin and Gabrille King and nephews, Ian Skipper and Bran Skipper.

BARBARA MEYERS PARKHILL

Fort Worth -- Barbara Meyers Parkhill, 47, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2008.
Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday, August 14, 2008, in Greenwood Chapel with interment following in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2008, at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Barbara was born September 27, 1960 in Lake Worth. She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur John Meyers Jr., and a son, Nathaniel John.
Survivors include daughter, Michell Parkhill; mother, Frances Meyers; sisters, Cynthia Meyers Alvarado and Jacque Kilpatrick; brother, Michael Watson; nephews, Alexander and Christopher Alvarado; niece, Juanita Phillips and numerous family and friends.
Greenwood Funeral Home
of Fort Worth is handling the arrangements. 817-336-0584.

BETTY JOY HARDIN McCLURE

Joshua -- Betty Joy Hardin McClure, 80, a homemaker, of Joshua, died Wednesday, August 6, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 9, 2008, in the Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Caddo Cemetery in Joshua. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Betty was born September 30, 1927 in Ranger to Luther Joseph and Mary Vila Mace Hardin. She married Delbert Dale McClure on May 17, 1946 in Fort Worth.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Joshua, the Order of Eastern Star, the Joshua Chamber of Commerce, and was a Girl Scout Leader for many years.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 54 years; a brother, Bud Hardin, and a sister, Wanda Rouse.
Survivors include son, David Dale McClure and wife, Kathy, of Joshua; daughters, Cynthia Lee Easton of Joshua and Kathie Anne Teuscher of Houston; brothers, Bill Hardin and wife, Jo, of Joshua, Darrell Hardin and wife, Madge, of Fort Worth; 7 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; numerous other family members and many friends.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

WINFORD "WIN" OAKES

Joshua -- Winford "Win" Oakes, 76, of Joshua, a Baptist Minister and missions developer for BGCT, died Wednesday, August 6, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 8, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Burleson with visitation and fellowship following the service at the church. A procession to Caddo Cemetery will gather at Mountain Valley Funeral Home at 7:00 p.m. for the graveside committal service.
In lieu of flowers, Win requested a designated love gift to church development for BGCT/Minnesota - Wisconsin, or to the Community Hospice of Texas.
Winford Bryan Oakes was born February 7, 1932 in Paris, Texas to Chester Dock and Esther Pauline Young Oakes. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force during Korea. On October 6, 1951, he married Martha Lee Jordan in Paris, Texas.
Win enjoyed baseball and the Texas Rangers. His passion in life was his family. His love was his work with his church through which he touched the lives of many people.
Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Martha Oakes of Joshua; sons, Dale Oakes and wife, Socorro, of Cleburne, Les Oakes and wife, Susan, of Joshua; daughter, Amy Guzman and husband, Oscar, of Round Rock; brothers, Boyce Oakes and wife, Millie, of Austin, Larry Oakes and wife, Patti, of San Antonio; sisters, Karon Floyd and husband, Gary, of Paris, Texas, Donna Sampler and husband, Larry, of Carrolton; grandchildren, Kathy Gaige, Kandy Lee, Keith Oakes, Gina Cluck, Anna Guzman, Jordan Oakes and Haley Oakes and great- grandchildren, Isaiah Gaige and Zachary Oakes.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

MARY VIOLA BUCHANON MONKRES

Burleson -- Mary Viola Buchanon Monkres, 66, passed from this life Wednesday, August 6, 2008, surrounded by her family.
Graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday, August 9, 2008, in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home.
Mary was born July 7, 1942, in Overton. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and Nana.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Jack Monkres and son, Clint "Bubba" Monkres.
Survivors include daughter, Christina Lance and husband, Hershel Gene of Burleson; grandchildren, Cody and Jessica Lance, both of Burleson, Hallie Monkres of West, Hershel and Natalie Lance, both of Cleburne; one sister and three brothers.
Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth is handling the arrangements. 817-336-0584.

DAVID ALAN "SMITTY" SMITH

Burleson -- David Alan "Smitty" Smith, 48, of Burleson passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at his home.
Services were 10 a.m. Friday, August 8, 2008, at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Interment followed in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
David had a great love for animals. For this reason, the family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Burleson Animal Shelter in care of Burleson City Hall, 141 W. Renfro, Burleson, Texas 76028.
David was born August 10, 1959 in Fort Worth to Bob and Jo Smith. He was a loving son who cherished his friends and was loved by all who knew him.
Survivors include parents, Bob and Jo Smith of Burleson; sister, Jerri McCallum of Burleson and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

ZARAGOZA "GOCHA" FLORES, JR.

Joshua -- Zaragoza "Gocha" Flores Jr., 50, of Joshua, owner of Flores Construction and Concrete, died Saturday, August 2, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, August 7, 2008, in Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel with interment following in Burleson Memorial Park. Visitation was 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, August 6, 2008, at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Zaragoza was born January 29, 1958 in Ciudad Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico, to Zaragoza Sr. and Maria Rosales Flores. He enjoyed working his horses and loved his job.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Jaime Flores, and a sister, Lily Flores.
Survivors include his wife, Lourdes Olivera-Flores; sons, Rodolfo, Christopher and Jonathan Flores; daughter, Jenna Howell and husband, Ryan; parents, Zaragoza Sr. and Maria Flores; brothers, Luis Flores and wife, Guadalupe, Rodolfo Flores and wife, Lydia, and Hector Flores and wife, Alicia; grandchildren, Maddie, Rudy, Nathan, Alek, Anthony, Izabella and several nieces and nephews.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

STEVEN LEE SUMPTER

Joshua -- Steven Lee Sumpter, 37, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Services were 10 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2008, at the Lucas-Blessing Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Survivors include father, Paul Sumpter and wife, Joy, of Morgan; mother, Judy Sumpter; brothers, Paul Sumpter II and David Sumpter; nephew, Zachary Sumpter; niece, Amanda Stanley, all of Joshua; grandmother, Barbara Sumpter of Morgan and numerous loving family members and friends.
Lucas & Blessing Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-295-9000.

J. D. DUFF

Burleson -- J.D. Duff, 90, passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2008.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Thursday, August 7, 2008, at Cana Baptist Church in Burleson. Burial will follow in the Burleson Memorial Park. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson.
J.D. was born October 26, 1917 in Headrick, Oklahoma to A.G. and Maude Duff. He was a member of Cana Baptist Church in Burleson and recently attended Victory Family Church in Burleson. He was a farmer and retail grocer in Oklahoma and Texas.
Mr. Duff was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy Duff; two sons, Edwin Terry Duff and James Darrell Duff; one brother and two sisters.
Survivors include wife, Willie Mae (Bill) Duff; daughters, Karyn Franklin and husband, Charles, and Zella Dodson and husband, Marvin; step-children, Jeannie Holloway, Troy Craft and wife, Susie, Stephen Craft and wife, Christy; 11 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; 9 step-grandchildren, 9 step-great-grandchildren; brother, Lavon Duff and numerous nieces and nephews.

HELEN INEZ GREEN

Burleson -- Helen Inez Green, 92, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2008.
Funeral services are 3:30 p.m. Saturday, August 2, 2008, in Greenwood Chapel with interment following in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday, August 1, 2008, in Greenwood Funeral Home.
Helen was born August 31, 1915 in Tioga. She was a secretary for the Widows of World War I and past department president for the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of World War I.
She loved to cook, keep a clean house, crafts and enjoyed making ceramic dolls. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Burleson and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her children, Billy Dean Enochs, Jimmy Enochs and Carolyn Cox; 32 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
Greenwood Funeral Home
of Fort Worth, Texas is handling the arrangements. 817-336-0584

REVEREND J. ED BASS

Alvarado -- Reverend J. Ed Bass, 55, of Alvarado, a minister and pastor for 20 years, and education director of the IT Department of Southwestern AG University in Waxahachie, died Monday, July 21, 2008 in Waxahachie.
Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2008, in Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson with interment to follow in Keene Memorial Park in Keene. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 25, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Chi Alpha Memorial Fund in honor of J. Ed Bass, P.O. Box 1188 Hurst, TX 76053.
James Edwin Bass was born February 7, 1953 in Merced, CA to J.E. and Nellie Grace Rudy Bass. He married Leah Gayle Surface on May 27, 1977 in Nacogdoches.
Ed was a beekeeper, loved gardening, and could fix anything. He was very intelligent, a lifelong learner, and had a hunger for educating himself about everything.
He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He put his family above all else. He was a kid at heart, always loved a good fairytale, and had a tender heart.
He was preceded in death by his father, and grandparents.
Survivors include his wife, Leah Gayle Bass of Alvarado; son, Jonathan Jared Elrond Bass and wife, Lindsay, of Waxahachie; daughter, Rachel Amanda Arwen Pathak and husband, Shomik, of Dallas; mother, Nellie Grace Rudy of Cleburne; sisters, Jenelle Arlene Bonifield and husband, Thomas, of Scottsdale, AZ and Sondra Marcelle Hawkins and husband, Kyle, of Arlington; many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and other family members.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

 

GERALD RAYMOND MESSER

Corsicana -- Gerald Raymond Messer, 73, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, July 18, 2008 in Corsicana.
Memorial services will be held 2:00 pm Thursday, July 24, 2008, at First United Methodist Church in Burleson with Rev. Sandra Hippman officiating.
He was born October 24, 1934 in Lincoln Park, Michigan and raised in Gibraltar,
Michigan. He joined the Air Force during Korean conflict and was stationed at Carswell AFB where he met his wife, Jackie.
Following his discharge, he
worked at General Dynamics Lockheed as an avionics technician. He retired in January of 1994. During layoffs, he was also employed at Frakes Aviation in Cleburne and by LTV/DFW airport when the Airtrans opened.
He was an avid out-doorsman and thoroughly enjoyed his retirement home on Richland Chambers Resevoir.
Mr. Messer was a member of AA with 17 years of sobriety. He enjoyed his family and his grand-pets. His sense of humor was always present even in ICU. He was beloved by all.
Gerald is survived by his wife Jackie, of 52 years of marriage; three children: daughter, Carrie of Fort Worth and sons Jerry of Midlothian and Terry of
Burleson; sister, Betty Ellsworth of California; brothers, Gordon and Bruce Messer of Florida, Ricky Messer of Michigan and seven grandchildren.
Memorial book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com.
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana handled the arrangements.

 

ALTA LEE MANN ELDER

Burleson -- Alta Lee Mann Elder, devoted wife, mother and friend won her battle over cancer on July 20, 2008 as she peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior. Her loving family was at her side.
Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2008, at
Lane Prairie Baptist Church in Joshua. Interment will follow at Caddo Cemetery in Joshua. Visitation is 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Lee was born on October 29, 1930 in Valley Mills, Texas to Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Mann. She had a happy and fulfilling childhood, enjoying her school years through graduation from Valley Mills High School.
Following graduation from North Texas State University and marriage, she and her husband, Amos, began their teaching careers. She valued her various teaching positions, but always put her family first. Lee taught special needs children for a portion of her teaching years, was an active church member, community service volunteer and served as leader or sponsor for various scout groups, school, and church activities. She left a lasting impact and fond memories for all those who knew her.
She enjoyed traveling with family and friends and found joy in painting landscapes. Her seagull signature graces most of her paintings.
Her legacy of caring was demonstrated through many cards of encouragement and unselfish gifts of love and appreciation and endearing dedication to her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother and sister-in-law Barnett and Patsy Mann.
Survivors include her loving husband of 57 years, Amos Elder; five children: daughters, Kathy Beasley and husband, Stephen, of Dauphin Island, Alabama, Karen Crow of Fort Worth, Konnie Peacock and husband, Jay, of Cleburne; sons Kerry Elder and wife, Larissa, of Rio Vista, Kelly Elder and wife, Susan, of Rowlett; sister Dolores Mayfield and husband, Robert, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; thirteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other extended family members and countless treasured friends.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangements. 817-426-3200
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JAUNICE TRUELOVE MORRIS

Fort Worth -- Jaunice Truelove Morris, 80, passed away Sunday morning, July 13, 2008, at Trail Lake Nursing Home in Fort Worth.
Per her request, there will be a private memorial service with interment in the Burleson Memorial Cemetary.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Mission Hospice.
Jaunice was born in Egan, Texas on November 11, 1927 to Maudie and Jim Truelove, who were lifelong residents of Burleson. She married Earl Ray (Chick) Morris, of Crowley, and raised 3 children.
Until age 51, Jaunice worked in retail sales and bookeeping for a small retail store in Fort Worth. At that time, she took on a new career of raising 2 grandsons, along with the help of her son. Her sacrifice of love and devotion will always be cherished by her children. She is remembered for her strong fighting spirit and ability to stand her ground in any situation.
Survivors include daughter, Beverlee Hamilton and husband, Paul, of Fort Worth; son, Jack Morris of Cleburne; daughter, Linda Stewart and husband, Bob, of Burleson; seven grandchildren; sister, Shirley Timmons of Burleson and brother, Kenneth Truelove of Amarillo, Texas.

ERNEST DONALD MCRAY

Burleson -- Ernest Donald McRay, 83, of Burleson, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 15, 2008, in Fort Worth.
His funeral service is 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2008, in the Laurel Land Funeral Home chapel on Crowley Road in Fort Worth. Burial will follow at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation was Friday night at the funeral home.
Ernest McRay was born on July 14, 1925 in Waco, Texas to Cecil and Irene McRay. He proudly served in the U.S. Army in World War II, serving in the Battle of the Bulge and at Normandy. He was also the driver for General George Patton and General Dwight D. Eisenhower.
After his military service, he went to work for General Dynamics, were he worked for 38 years. He married the love of his life, Mary, and they were happily married for over 55 years. Ernest loved his family, his country and, most of all, his God. He was an active member of Crestmont Baptist Church in Burleson where he and Mary belonged for 20 years.
Mr. McRay was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Tyler McRay.
Survivors include his wife, Mary McRay of Burleson; sons, Don McRay and wife, Janis, Mike McRay and wife, Sonya, and Tim McRay and wife, Julie, all of Burleson; daughter, Tina Farmer and husband, Danny, of Burleson; grandchildren, Teresa Almond and husband, Curtis, Brandon McRay and wife, Johnisha, Nicole McRay, Josh Farmer, Christina and husband, Mike Green, Collin McRay and Chloe McRay; great-grandchildren, Madison Almond, Makayla Almond and Bailey McRay.

JESSIE PAPAJOHN
Hazel Green, AL -- Jessie Papajohn, 86, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2008, in Huntsville, AL.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2008, at Laurel Land, Burleson chapel with burial following in Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2008, at the funeral home.
Jessie was born to the late Pedro Ledesma, Sr. and Narcissa Rojas on December 7, 1921 in Chicago, IL. She was a nurse and beautician trained at the Jane Addams Hull House of Chicago.
She married Jimmie Papajohn on August 16, 1947. It can be said that she was very devoted to her family. Making their lives easier through her hard work was always a priority and she made a point of always being there when they needed her.
Mrs. Papajohn was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include: son, Jimmie Papajohn and wife, Margie, of Fort Worth; daughters, Sandra Papajohn and husband, Don Koller, of Chicago, Rosemary Papajohn-Wolfe and husband, Robert, of Hazel Green, AL and Rita Papajohn and husband, Richard Bartley, of Cleburne; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

MAX LEE LUPER
Granbury -- Max Lee Luper, 56, an electrical contractor, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services were 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2008, at Acton Baptist Church. Visitation was 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Wiley Funeral Home.
Mr. Luper was born November 17, 1951 in Fort Worth to Maxwell Leroy Luper and Janie Dobson Luper. He was a member of Acton Baptist Church and was a Master Mason.
He was preceded in death by his father and a niece, Stephanie Pack.
Survivors include his beloved wife and best friend, Kelley Luper of Granbury; children, Paul and Jason Luper; daughter and husband, Charlotte and Ismeal Patino; Angela and Jason Anderson; 11 grandchildren, Kalob, Krys, and Kylee Patino; Jamie, Chelsey and Brooke Luper; Holley, Justin, Nathen, Gracie and Max Luper; mother, Janie Luper; sister, Karen Burch Luper; brothers, John Berry and wife, Martha, Dan Luper and wife, Jill; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
Wiley Funeral Home of Granbury handled the arrangements. 817-573-3000.

MARGARET E. LYONS

Joshua -- Margaret E. Lyons, 86, of Joshua, a retired department clerk at General Dynamics for 41 years, died Friday, July 11, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Graveside services were 10 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2008, in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Margaret Elizabeth Lyons was born March 7, 1922, in Floydada to John Newton and Eula Eudora Weatherby Nelson. She married William Arnold Lyons in September of 1952 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Mrs. Lyons was a member of the First Baptist Church of Joshua for 27 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and a brother, Cecil Nelson.
Survivors include daughter, April Breitenstein and husband, Merle, of Joshua; grandchildren, Jason Breitenstein and wife, Jill, of Arlington and Amy Rumfield and husband, Dusty, of Burleson and great-grandchildren, Reese and Rylie Rumfield and Camille and Addison Breitenstein.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangments. 817-426-3200.

JOE D. WORLEY

Burleson -- Joe D. Worley, 76, of Burleson, a retired Methodist minister, died Wednesday, July 9, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2008, at First United Methodist Church of Burleson. Interment will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 14, in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Grand Prairie, Lane A. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2008, at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Joe Douglas Worley was born November 13, 1931 into the family of Lewis A. and Pearl F. Farmer Worley in Whitney. He graduated from Meridian High School in 1951, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and saw duty in the Korean War.
He was discharged as a staff sergeant in 1956 and enrolled in Texas Wesleyan College, receiving a B.S. degree in 1959. Thatsame year, he enrolled in Perkins School of Theology and in 1962 received a Master of Divinity degree and was ordained a United Methodist minister. He remained in this active role until his retirement in 1993.
Mr. Worley was also active in the Burleson Lions Club, where he served as chaplain. From 1966 until 1983, he served as a chaplain in the U.S. Army in Thailand, Vietnam and Germany. He retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel in 1983.
Joe married the former Thelda Sue Chumley in 1954. To their union were born three children: Raymond Douglas, Janis Annette and Ronald Glynn.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years; his parents; one brother; and two sisters.
Survivors include sons, Raymond D. Worley and family of Waynesville, Mo. and Ronald G. Worley of Burleson; daughter, Janis A. Argo and family of Burleson; brothers, Edwin and James Worley, both of Cleburne; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

NATALIA GARZA

Runge -- Natalia Garza, 82, of Runge, Texas, died Saturday, June 28, 2008.
Her rosary was 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2008, at the Finch Funeral Chapel-Runge. The funeral mass was 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment followed at Runge Cemetery.
She was born in Lampasas on July 27, 1925 to the late Jose and Genoveva Alvarado Garcia.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Guadalupe Garza, Sr.; two sons; one daughter and three brothers.
She is survived by her sons, Jeff Garza, Lupe Garza, Jr., Manuel Garza and Mario Garza; daughters, Mary Keeth, Margie Resendes, Gloria Webber and The Honorable State Representative Stella Garza Hicks; two sisters; 45 grandchildren; 45 great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren.
You are invited to sign the online guest book at www.finchfuneralchapels.com
Finch Funeral Chapel-Runge handled the arrangements. 830-239-4862.

MARY E. LEADER

Burleson -- Mary E. Leader, 89, passed away Friday, June 27, 2008.
Funeral services are 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2008, in Greenwood Chapel with burial following in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at Greenwood Funeral Home.
Special thanks go to her caregivers at Huguley Nursing Home and Community Hospice.
Mary was born October 3, 1918 in Brunswick, GA. She was a longtime member of Trinity Baptist Church.
She was a sales clerk for Skillern's Drug Store and a Red Cross volunteer at Carswell Air Force Base. Mary's passion was gardening and sewing.
Mrs. Leader was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Leader and son, William L. "Pat" Leader.
Survivors include daughter, Mary Price and husband, Jimmie; grandson, Ricky Price and his children, Brendan and Kaitlyn Price; grandchildren and children of Pat Leader, Renee Leader Carter and Cathy Leader Horne and their five children, and various nieces and nephews.
Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth is handling the arrangements. 817-336-0584.

KEN HAGOOD
Grand Saline -- Ken Hagood, 72, of Grand Saline, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2008, at a Grand Saline hospital.
Funeral services for Mr. Hagood were 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at Bartley Funeral Home with Bro. Floyd Loven officiating. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home.
His grandsons served as pallbearers.
The family received friends Wednesday, from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Oakland Cemetery Association P.O. Box 1054 Canton, TX 75103 or to the American Cancer Society 1301 S. Broadway Tyler, TX 75701.
Mr. Hagood was a superintendent in construction and was a Seventh-day Adventist. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Barbara Hagood.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Taylor of Grand Saline; two sons and daughter-in-law, Michael Hagood of Spring and John and Lacy Taylor of Grand Saline; daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Rodney Rose of Spring, Glenda and Rick Rollins of Spring, Tammy Rippley of Spring and Shelly and Truman Woodard of Grand Saline; brother, Billy Wayne Hagood of Lewisville; 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Bartley Funeral Home of Grand Saline handled the arrangements. 903-962-3333.

CHERRIL MARIE EVANS

Burleson -- Cherril Marie Evans, 60, went home to sing with the angels Friday, June 20, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Memorial services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2008, in the Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel.
Cherril was born January 12, 1948, in San Francisco, California, to Ralph and Elaine Hautala Gianinni.
A loving mother and grandmother, Cherril loved her family dearly. Her other loves were quilting, embroidery and reading.
Gammy, we will always remember and love you.
Survivors include daughter, Lena Leath and husband, Scott, of Burleson; grandchildren, Jessica Singleton of Fort Worth, Stephanie Mullins and husband, Josh, of Fort Worth and Scotty Leath and Noah Leath, both of Burleson; father, Ralph Gianinni of San Francisco, California; dear friends, Elizabeth, Jackie and Mauri and many other friends and family.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangments. 817-426-3200.

JUSTIN LANCE PERDUE

Burleson -- Justin Lance Perdue,16, beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2008.
Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2008, at St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Burleson. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Sunday, June 22, 2008, at Mayfield Kiser Funeral Home in Burleson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Justin's name to Community Bank, 201 E. Ellison, Burleson, 76028.
Justin was an honor student at Burleson High School and was a member of St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed and was active in youth activities including Summer Camp and a recent mission trip to Rio Bravo, Mexico.
He was an aspiring engineer and planned on attending the University of Texas in Austin.
Justin is preceded in death by his Paternal grandfather, H.C."Bud" Perdue and Maternal Grandmother, Goldie Maddle.
Survivors include parents, Dirk and Sandy Perdue; sisters, Shauna and Tara; Paternal Grandmother, Patricia Perdue; Maternal Grandfather, James Maddle and numerous extended family and friends.

CASH AUSTIN ALUMBAUGH

Trophy Club -- Cash Austin Alumbaugh, 19, a 2007 graduate of Northwest High School, currently an Insurance CSR, passed away Friday, June 13, 2008, after a motorcycle accident. He was a resident of Trophy Club.
A service celebrating his life was 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at the Richland Hills Church of Christ, 6300 N.E. Loop 820 North, North Richland Hills. Interment followed in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home.
Cash was an organ donor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Life Gift Organ Donation Center, 1701 River Run, Suite #300, Fort Worth. TX 76107.
Survivors include mother, Kari Smith of Trophy Club; father, Jeff Alumbaugh and wife, Susan, of Burleson; sister, Ashlie Alumbaugh os Denton; brother, Ryan Alumbaugh and wife, Nichole; grandparents, Saundra Smith of Keller; Jim and Linda Alumbaugh of Burleson; nephew, Garrett Alumbaugh; several aunts, uncles, cousins and tons of friends.
"Rich Mind, Wealthy Future". "Live Free, Live On".
Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home of Colleyville handled the arrangements. 817-498-5894.

MARK EDWWIN SAUNDERS, JR.

Burleson -- Mark Edwin Saunders, Jr. left this life and stepped into eternity Wednesday, June 11, 2008, after a brief illness.
Memorial services are 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2008, at the Mayfield Kiser Funeral Home in Burleson. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mark was born March 7, 1942, in Seymour. He graduated from Tascosa High School in Amarillo and attended Sul Ross State University and Texas Tech University.
He coached high school and college football in Texas for 32 years. Mark's colleagues believed that one of his greatest attributes was the ability to take a football program and turn it around to make it successful. He did this by motivating players to give great effort and by teaching them to believe in themselves. Mark gave 100 percent of himself and expected no less from his coaches and players. Mark retired from Burleson High School in December 1997 as the athletic directer and head football coach.
After retirement, he started his second career as an antique dealer.
He was preceded in death by his father, Mark Saunders, Sr., and his mother, Gweneth Smith Saunders.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Sherry Saunders; brother, Joe Saunders and his wife, Kay; sister, Debra Corbin; brother-in-law, Dr. Phil Corbin; nephews, Philip, Patrick, Parker and Price; nieces, Kim, Kris, Kelly and Tiffany and other family members, including Mel Gann, Muriel Snoddy, Melodye Brooks and John Gann.

H. L. "DEE" BURNEY

San Antonio -- Mr. H. L. "Dee" Burney, 73, of Center Point, TX, passed away Monday, June 9, 2008, in a San Antonio hospital.
Funeral services for Mr. Burney were 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2008, at the First Baptist Church in Center Point with Rev. Mike Herrington and Rev. Nolan Lebeaux officiating. Interment followed in the Center Point Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bruce Robison, Craig Willis, John Britain, Jimmy Britain, Phil Shuler and Terry Morris.
Dee Burney was born on December 7, 1934 in Tom Green County, Texas to Melvin McClain Burney and Mildred (McDonald) Burney. He married Mary Willis on January 5, 1972 in Marietta, OK.
He was a retired contractor and a member of the First Baptist Church in Center Point.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Phillip Jagneaux in 2007 and Lee Burney in 1991.
Survivors include wife, Mary Burney; five daughters, Patsy Owen of Fort Worth, Donna Lucas of Tennessee, Karen Morris and husband, Terry, and Melinda Shuler and husband, Phil, all of Joshua, TX and Sondra Burney of Kerrville; five sons, Steven Gross and Ronnie Gross, both of Godley, TX, Richard Jagneaux and wife, Connie, of Fort Worth and Robert Jagneaux and wife, Barbara, and Donald Burney, all of Center Point; sister, Sue Lawler & husband, James, of Keller; brother Jimmy Burney of Burleson; thirty three grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
The family invites you to send condolences at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com by selecting the "Send Condolences" link.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to GRIMES FUNERAL CHAPELS OF KERRVILLE. 830-257-4544.

DR. SHARIAN L. DEERING

Jacksonville, Florida -- Dr. Sharian L. Deering passed away at Baptist Medical Center South at 1:00 a.m. on Friday, May 30, 2008.
A memorial service was held for Dr. Deering on the University of North Florida campus Monday, June 9, 2008, at 4:30 p.m. in the recital hall at UNF's Fine Arts Center.
In lieu of any memorial contributions, her family wishes that any donations be made in Dr. Deering's name to Sharian's favorite charity, The Humane Society of Jacksonville.
Dr. Deering was born in Fort Worth, Texas to Hazel and R. G. K. Deering. She was raised in Burleson, Texas. Her B.S. degree was earned from North Texas State University and her master's and doctoral degrees were from Texas Woman's University.
She served as a member of the University of North Florida's faculty in the Department of Exceptional Student and Deaf Education since 1979. During her tenure at the university, Dr. Deering made numerous contributions to the university and its students, including serving as director for the Urban Teaching Residency Partnership grant.
Loved by her colleagues and all of her students, during her 29 years as a UNF faculty member, she helped to educate thousands of teachers who are in our classrooms today helping exceptional students.
Dr. Deering is survived by her sisters, Alicia Duval and Winifred E. Reese; brother, Dr. William K. Deering and mourned by members of the University of North Florida faculty, staff and student body.
Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Jacksonville, Florida, handled the arrangements. 904-288-0025.

JERRY WAYNE KINKADE
Burleson -- Jerry Kinkade, 68, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Services are 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2008, in Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth, with interment following in Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth.
Jerry was a retired Farmers Insurance agent of 35 years. He was a devoted father and husband who enjoyed golf and interaction with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by a son, Mark; mother, Gertrude; father, Matthew; three brothers and three sisters.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 49 years, Linda Kinkade, of Burleson; son, Lonnie Kinkade and wife, Jana, of Arkansas; daughter-in-law, Deanne Kinkade of Saginaw; grandsons, Noah Kinkade of Arkansas and Reece Kinkade of Saginaw and brothers, Harvey Kinkade of Burleson and Kenneth Kinkade and wife, Barbara, of Gordon.

BEVERLY ANN SOUTHARD

Joshua -- Beverly Ann Southard, 74, of Joshua, a beloved aunt, died Wednesday, June 4, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Graveside services were 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2008, in Caddo Cemetery in Joshua. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels of Johnson County.
Beverly was born August 25, 1933 in Joshua to Loyed Eldon and Inez Mildred Brooks Southard. A lifelong resident of Joshua, she enjoyed hanging out at the Owl Inn and Dairy Queen. She loved Dr. Pepper, Oreos and M&Ms and was well known for her powder-blue 1965 Mercury. This past year, she lived at The Covenant Place in Burleson, where she made many new friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Barbara Williams and a cousin, Bob Brooks.
Survivors include nephew, George Williams and wife, Diane, of Burleson; nieces, Lu Ann Britt and husband, Don, of Burleson, Donna Burnette and husband, Mike, of Fort Worth and Laura Pierce and husband, Jerry, of Weatherford; cousin, Bill Brooks and wife, Betty, of Fort Worth; caregiver, Bobbie Carpenter of Joshua and many great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

DAVID LAWRENCE TINGLE

Fort Worth -- David Lawrence Tingle, 54, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2008, in Fort Worth.
A memorial service will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2008, at First Baptist Church of Burleson.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to an education fund for Koda at Southwest Bank in Burleson.
David served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and worked for 28 years at Lockheed Martin.
He loved to ride motorcycles, working on and restoring old cars.
Survivors include his sons: Koda J. Tingle and Chris J. Janek; sister, Teresa Diane Tingle and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

STELLA GERTRUDE HILL

Leonard -- Stella Gertrude Hill, 94, of Leonard, TX, formerly of Burleson, passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2008, in Leonard, Texas.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 2008, at the Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4409 Pleasantview, Arlington, Texas 76017. Pastor Mike Tucker will officiate. Burial will follow in Keene Memorial Park Cemetery in Keene. The family will receive visitors 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at Rosser Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be David Hill, Jeff Hill, Mark Hill, Tim Ramey, Darold Smith, Chris Street, Jr. and Wayne Chapman.
Stella was born June 10, 1913 to Dora (Spraggins) and Walter Luce in Gause, TX, where she lived until she married James Arlon Hill on June 8, 1935.
Mrs. Hill attended Mary Hardin Baylor and was a retired teacher, having taught 2nd and 3rd grade in Mumford, TX. She was a member of the Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Hill on February 10, 1987.
Stella is survived by her daughter, Walterrene Smith and husband, Darold, of Greenville; son, David Hill and wife, Pat, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Randy Durbin, Paula Gray, Jeff Hill and Mark Hill and great- grandchildren, Richard, William, Logan and Chloe.
Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@ rosserfuneralhome.net.
Rosser Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
1664 W. Henderson St., Cleburne, Texas 76033. 817-641-4800.

WANDA CRAWFORD HAGAN

Joshua -- Wanda Crawford Hagan, 68, of Joshua, a retired supervisor for Texas Instruments, died Sunday, June 1, 2008, at her residence.
Graveside services are 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 2008. Interment will follow in Union Hill Cemetery in Joshua. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Wanda Ruth Crawford Hagan was born November 22, 1939 in Crosbyton to Willie Shay and Beatrice Sparks Conn.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Debbie Sue Qualls.
Wanda is survived by her sons, Allen Crawford and wife, Ruby, of Glen Rose, Danny Crawford and wife, Yvette, of Joshua, Carey Crawford and wife, Lisa, of Burleson and Greg Crawford and wife, Janie, of Joshua; daughter, Christie Shaw and Cary Babbitt of Joshua; brothers, Billy Conn, Cecil Conn, David Conn, Charles Conn, Ronnie Conn and Randy Conn; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangements. 817-426-3200

CLARA FAYE GANDY

Tyler -- Faye Gandy died Wednesday, May 21, 2008, in Tyler at the age of 89.
Services were Friday, May 23, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Hawkins, Texas. Burial followed at Laurel Land in Fort Worth.
Faye was born in Red River County to the late James Pendergrass and the late Vertie Hardison. She was a former resident of Burleson and a former member of the First Baptist Church of Burleson before moving to Hawkins, Texas. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hawkins and the Hawkins Study Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy John Gandy and by one son, Gerald Ray Corbin.
Survivors include her daughters, LaJuan Hickey and husband, Dwayne, of Hawkins and Valda Stafford and husband, Wallace, of Crawford; son, James Corbin and wife, Cheryl, of Gilmer; daughter-in-law, Naomi Corbin of LaGrange, NC; brother, James M. Pendergrass of Tyler; twelve grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

BETTY RUSHING

Fort Worth -- Betty Rushing, 76, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008, surrounded by those who loved her.
Graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2008, in the Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Mayfield Kiser Funeral Home in Burleson.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Louis, in 1995.
Survivors include son, Michael Rushing; daughters, Kathleen Gardner and husband, Jimmy, and Margaret Lewis and husband, Gordon; brother, Edward Wolfington and wife, Grace; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, with an eighth due in November, and several nieces and nephews.

VERLENE RIGBY WHITE

Alvarado -- Verlene Rigby White, 77, a dearly beloved wife, mother, sister and friend, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2008.
Memorial services are 4 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2008, at the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ADRA.org.
Verlene was born October 26, 1930 in Glendive, Montana. A natural caregiver, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 1956. Recognizing the sacrifice that Jesus made for her, she served Him through nursing until 1993. The majority of her work was spent in labor and delivery. She also served as the school nurse and operated a clinic in Indonesia.
After retiring from nursing, she spent 8 years caring for her elderly parents, volunteering at Huguley Hospital, and serving as a chaplain at the nursing home.
Verlene loved to laugh. She had a joyful spirit and a mischievous sparkle in her eyes. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, playing the piano and singing, being in nature, bird watching, taking walks and traveling.
Faith and trust in a loving God was the foundation of her life. A favorite text was Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Survivors include husband of 53 years, Arthur L. White; children, Douglas, Darrel and wife, Vonda, Karen Cruz and husband, Michael, and Kathy
Grange and husband, Verlyn; grandchildren, Jonathan White and Marcus Hughes; sisters, Arline Finkbiner and Betty Rose and husband, Grover, and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

RICHARD M. WARD

Joshua -- Richard M. Ward, 67, a diesel mechanic, died Saturday May 24, 2008, in Cleburne.
Services were 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel with interment following in Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Richard was born January 6, 1941 in Paris to Jack and Martha Mitchell Ward. He married Mary New on May 30, 1962 in Fort Worth.
He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force.
Richard was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved to fish, work on trucks, visiting with friends and family--whether at home or at his shop and also liked eating at out of the way restaurants.
Mr. Ward was preceded in death by his father, and stepmother, Doris Ward.
Survivors include wife, Mary Ward, of Joshua; son, Jack Ward and wife, Carol, of Tyler; daughters, Teresa Junge of Cleburne, Kim Mathis and husband, Ken, of Joshua and Kristi Taylor and husband, Johnny, of Cle-burne; brothers, Weldon Ward and wife, Carolyn, of Dallas and Curtis Wood of Fort Worth; sister, LaVerne Stewart and husband, Bob, of Las Vegas, NV.; 10 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild on the way; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

MYRTLE L. SUMMERS

Arlington -- Myrtle L. Summers, 87, a homemaker, peacefully fell asleep at a local care facility Friday, May 23, 2008.
Graveside services are 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at Stag Creek Cemetery in Comanche, TX. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at Skyvue Funeral Home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Summers, and her daughter, Judy Chesshir.
Myrtle is survived by daughters, Kathy Walters and husband, Randel, and Ruby Hall and husband, Fred; grandchildren, Randy Woolsey, Pam Wisdom, Tommy Hall, Mandi Walters, Cody Walters, Mike Chesshir and Debbie Nicholson; 13 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Skyvue Funeral Home of
Mansfield is handling the arrangements. 817-478-6955.

MODEANA ALLEN

Joshua -- Modeana Allen, 76, of Joshua, a homemaker and vice president of Alenco Communications in Joshua, died Wednesday, May 21, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2008, in the Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Caddo Cemetery in Joshua. Visitation was 6-8 Monday at the funeral home.
Marietta Modeana Allen was born February 13, 1932 in Fort Worth to Marian H. and Louise Wheat Miller. She married Robby Allen on February 26, 1955 in Rendon. Mrs. Allen was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and artist. She was a member of Reece Prairie Baptist Church in Burleson.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two grandsons, Christopher and Joseph Allen.
Survivors include husband, Robby Allen of Joshua; sons, Ricky Allen and Maghen of Fort Worth, Steve Allen and wife, Rebecca, of Crowley, David Allen and wife, Angeles, of Burleson; brothers, Donald Miller and wife, Carol, of Pittsburgh, Texas, Raymond Guy Miller and wife, Sharon, of East Texas; sister, Juanita Watts of Garland; daughter-in-law, Debora Allen of Joshua; grandchildren, Nathan, Ann, Whitney, Isabella, Reagan, Cristel, April Modeana, Amanda and Kevin and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other famly members.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

FRANK H. COX

Springtown -- Frank H. Cox, Jr., 87, passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2008, and is resting until Jesus comes.
Funeral services were 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at the Springtown Seventh- day Adventist Church, 5301 West Hwy. 199. Burial followed in Jaybird Cemetery. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Biggers Funeral Home in Lake Worth.
Memorials may be made to Life Style Center c/o Springtown Seventh-day Adventist Church, P.O. Box 1766, Springtown, TX 76082.
Mr. Cox was born in Kansas City, MO and lived in Texas these last 25 years and in Springtown for 6 years.
He was a third generation Seventh-day Adventist and loved the Lord with all his heart. His life was devoted to helping people physically and spiritually. The last 13 years, Mr. Cox was involved in medical mission work in Mexico.
Mr. Cox was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Mildred Cox, and his wife of 19 years, Renee Cox; a son, George Cox; brother, Darrel Cox and sister, Catherine Johnstone.
Survivors include his children, Darlene Edwards of Prescott Valley, AZ, Betty Speyer of Springtown, TX, Bob Cox of Pagosa Springs, CO, Dan Cox of Cuernaca, Mexico, Ron Cox of San Antonio, TX, Debbie Drake of Sunnymead CA, Art Cox of Ozark, MO and Fred Cox of Lawrenceburg, VA; sister, Georgia Myers of Gentry, AR; brothers, Paul Cox of Siloam Springs, AR, Don Cox of Garfield, AR and Melvin Cox of Gentry, AR; 22 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; a number of nieces, nephews and extended family members and a host of friends.
Biggers Funeral Home of Lake Worth handled the arrangements. 817-237-3341.

WILLIAM H. "RED" DENMAN

Arlington -- William H. "Red" Denman, 81, died Saturday, May 24, 2008, in Joshua.
Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel with interment following in Caddo Cemetery. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 26, 2008, at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Mr. Denman was born April 5, 1927 in Grapeland to James Howard and Mary Jane Masters Denman. He married Mattie Carrier July 1, 1951, in Dallas.
Red served as a Tarrant County deputy sheriff for 38 years and was also a 32nd-degree Mason and member of Arlington Lodge 438.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Red was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He liked music and playing many musical insturments. He also liked working on cars.
Mr. Denman loved his dogs, especially "Eppo" and "Peaches". He liked playing dominoes and reading.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Jack, Buck and Bernard Denman and sister, Ouida Denman.
Survivors include wife, Mattie Denman of Arlington; son, Todd Denman and wife, Rose, of Joshua; daughter, Lisa Adams of Corpus Christi; grandchildren, Chance Bogard of Fort Worth and Preslie Adams of Aledo; brother, Charles Denman and wife, Charlene, of Austin; numerous nieces and nephews.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL WELCH

Burleson -- Christopher Michael Welch, 32, went to be with the Lord Friday, May 23, 2008, in Tarrant County.
Memorial services are 2 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2008, at First Baptist Church of Burleson. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Chris was born April 15, 1976 in Harris County to Michael Welch and Rhonda Rice Welch Humphreys.
He was a loving husband, father and son. All who know him knew he loved to laugh and loved his friends and his family.
Survivors include wife, Mitzi Welch of Burleson; daughter, Sara Welch; son, Jacob Welch; parents, Mike and Beverly Welch and Rhonda and Terry Humphreys; in-laws, Stephen and Andra Mahan; brothers, Joshua Welch and wife, Amy, and Riley Humphreys; grandparents, Don and Sara Rice and Marie and Arby Wager.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangments. 817-426-3200.

ALLENE ELIZABETH KEE

Burleson --Allene Elizabeth Kee went home to be with the Lord in a very peaceful flight home at age 92.
Funeral services are 12 noon Saturday, May 31, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Burleson with interment to follow in Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation is 6-8 pm Friday, May 30, 2008 at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth.
Allene was born March 13, 1916 in Rosebud, Texas to Willis & Dela Christian.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Kee, of 50 plus years, her sister Thelma Coward of Waco, Texas and her son Ronald Lee Phillips of Highlands, Texas.
Allene is survived by her daughter, Barbara Jones of Pasadena, Texas; granddaughters, Lisa L. Nichols and husband, John R. Jr., Sheryl Stewart and husband, Mike, of Bellville, Ohio and Rhonda Cooper and husband, Gary, of Shitook, Okla.; great-grandsons, Eric P. Nichols of Highlands, Texas, Charles C. Cummings of Alvin, Texas, Ronald L. Yeatts of Bellville, Ohio and Brett Cooper of Shitook, Okla.; great-granddaughter (name sake) Elizabeth Lynn Cummings of Pasadena, Texas; very special friends, Larry Graham and Brother Mike Milburn and so, so many more.

JACKIE DEAN TIDWELL

Burleson -- Jackie Dean Tidwell, 69, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2008, in Fort Worth from heart and lung disease.
The funeral service was 4 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 2008, at Laurel Land Funeral Home, Fort Worth with interment following in Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation was 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Texas Scottish Rites Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, TX 75219 or Meals on Wheels, 4002 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, TX 76013.
He was born February 8, 1939 in Granbury to Buster and Tina Tidwell. He moved to Fort Worth with his family as a small child and attended Fort Worth schools, graduating from Technical High School. He married his high school sweetheart, Geraldine "Jerri" Marie Goodner, on June 20, 1958.
Jackie was a Mason and a member of First Baptist Church of Burleson. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be missed by the many people who loved him for his wonderful sense of humor.
Mr. Tidwell was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Bille Jo Bishop; a brother, Burl Wesley Tidwell and a grandson, Gregory Keith Tidwell.
Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Geraldine "Jerri" Tidwell; daughters, Tina Oakley and husband, Steve, of Mid-lothian and Angela Ward and husband, Robert, of Weatherford; son, Philip Tidwell and wife, Jennifer, of Fort Worth; sister, Maxine Winnett and husband, Thurman, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Matt and Meredith Oakley, Preston, Madison and Coleton Ward and P.D. Tidwell and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

RONALD MARSHALL MILAM
Burleson -- Ronald Marshall Milam, 64, of Burleson, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2008, in Burleson.
His memorial service was 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2008, in the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Cancer Care Services, 623 S. Henderson Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104.
Ronald Milam was born July 30, 1943 in Galveston, Texas to Marshall A. and Mildred Orr Milam.
Mr. Milam served in the U.S. Navy and was a commercial painter.
He was preceded in death by his father, Marshall A. Milam and one son, Chisolm Ramar Milam.
Ronald Milam is survived by his mother, Mildred Esposito of Burleson; two daughters, Alexa and Darrell Boedeker of Burleson and Crystl and Johnny Carroll of Hawkins; four grandchildren, Caleb Carroll, Caylee Carroll, Claire Milam Boedeker and Greyson Marshall Boedeker; one brother, Charles Milam of Cleburne; two sisters, Barbara and Mike Stovall of Arlington and Becky Fiore of Cleburne and numerous nieces and nephews.
You may send condolences, view his obituary and see a photo at www.cpcleburne.com
Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home handled the arrangements. 817-648-0522.

ROGER L. COLLINS

Granbury -- Roger L. Collins, 61, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2008.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2008, in the Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Burleson. Interment will follow in the Burleson Memorial Park. Visitation is 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday.
Roger grew up in Braintree, MA. He attended Texas A&M and graduated in 1968. He was in the auto parts industry and grasped the opportunity to retire after 28 years. A "project man," he always had something to do, build and/or repair, especially if it involved wood. He loved trains and enjoyed model railroading. Roger also loved boating and was looking forward to cruising the New England coast once again. He was loved and respected by many.
Survivors include wife, Julie Collins; children, Jennifer Segura and husband, Rudy, Paul Collins and wife, Rachel, and Les Collins and wife, Melinda; grandchildren, Christopher, Victoria, Cheyanne, Michael, Ricardo and Lauren; siblings, Shirley Holmes and husband, Dana, and Perry Collins and wife, Judy and nieces and nephews, Kimberly, Linsley, Scott, Peter, Leslie and Suzi.

LUCILLE ROBERTS DOHONEY

Burleson -- Lucille Roberts Dohoney, 90, went to be with Jesus Thursday, May 22, 2008, with her family by her side.
The service celebrating her life is 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at the Burleson Nazarene Church. Interment will follow at Old Brandon Cemetery in Brandon, Texas.
Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Mayfield Kiser Funeral Home of Fort Worth.
The family requests that any memorials be made to the
Burleson Animal Shelter.
Lucille was born on November 29, 1917, the daughter of A.A. and Blanche Roberts in Caldwell County, Texas. She was the fifth child
of eleven children. In 1937, she married the love of her life, Jack, and their family moved to Burleson in 1956. She was the oldest and only remaining charter member of the Burleson Nazarene Church.
Known by many as Bigmama, she loved her family, giving to others, garage sales, going to Hillsboro and was an excellent cook. Her family and friends will miss her spunky sense of humor and spirit.
Her husband of 49 years, Jack Dohoney; infant son, Garry; four sisters; three brothers and one great-grandson preceded her in death.
Survivors include daughter, Phyllis Grizzard and husband, David; granddaughters, Monica Jenkins and husband, Billy, and Monique Owens; great-grandchildren, Billy Shane Jenkins, Hillary Jenkins and Caleb Owens; son, Hershal Dohoney and wife, Lockwanna; step-grandchildren, Michael, Jason, Chris and their children; Haydn, Mikayla and Emerson; sisters, Bessie Simmons, Ruth Rainey and
Jean Wheat and many nieces and nephews.

JAMES JACK

Burleson -- James Jack, 57, a Certified Machinist, peacefully fell asleep Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at a local care facility.
His graveside service is 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2008, at Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
James loved to fish and hunt, and watch Texas Rangers baseball.
Survivors include son, Andy and wife, Toni; daughter, Misty Becker; loving mother, Betty Jack; sisters, Ruthanne Goad, Sherri Morgan and Reggi Linch; grandchildren, Blake and Hailey and a host of family and friends.
Skyvue Funeral Home of Mansfield is handling the arrangements. 817-478-6955.

RAYMOND MILTON TURNER

Raymond Milton Turner, 99, of Graford, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2008, in Killeen, TX.
Services were 10:00 a.m. Sunday, May 18, 2008 in the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church. Burial was in McAdams Cemetery, near Graford. Visitation was 4-6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Raymond was born October 22, 1908 in Seymour, IN to James Milton and Ethel Coble Turner. He married Ouida Vieve Cloninger on July 31, 1932.
Mr. Turner was a singing evangelist and was a member of Killeen Seventh-day Adventist Church.
He was preceded in death by one son, James Milton Turner, in October of 2002.
Raymond Turner is survived by his wife, Ouida Turner of Graford; daughters, Bonnie Rae House and husband, Franklin, of Fort Davis, TX and Arlene Ethel Mitchell and husband, Gerald, of Graford; sister, Vivian Coble and husband, Wendall, of Florida; eight grandchildren and their spouses; five great-grandchildren and eighteen nieces and nephews.
You may send condolences, view his obituary and see the photo at www.cpcleburne .com.
Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home handled the arrangements. 817-648-0522.

JACKIE DAVID GREEN

Burleson -- Jackie David Green, born June 16,1938 to Andrew and Eva Green in Fort Worth, left this earth on Wednesday, May 14, 2008, to be in the arms of his mother and father.
Memorial services are 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 2008, at the Mountain Valley Country Club in Joshua.
The family has requested that donations, in lieu of flowers, be made to the Kidney Foundation or Life Gift.
Jack graduated from Mansfield High School in 1956. He also proudly served in the United States Air Force. Jack was a loving father, grandfather, companion and friend to everyone.
Until 2000, Jack owned and operated Toolco Machining and Tool Co. He then worked for Bell Helicopter Textron until retiring in 2004 to a life of golf and fishing.
An avid golfer, Jack was a member at Mountain Valley Country Club and was proud to have once played Pebble Beach. Jack also enjoyed fishing at his lake property on Richland Chambers Lake.
Jack was a lifelong political activist and staunch Democrat and served as a precinct chair in Johnson County. Even as his illness was overtaking him, he persuaded the doctors to allow him to return home from the hospital long enough to vote in the Democratic primary
Jack received a kidney transplant in 1991 and was very grateful for the additional years he had to enjoy life and all his loved ones. His request was to have his body donated to science in the hopes of helping others.
Survivors include son, Tag Green and wife, Egla, and David Green; sister, Betty Wilshire and husband, Wayne; devoted soul mate, Judy Babcock; granddaughters, Brooke Green, Brittany Williamson, Vita De La Vega, Logann Babcock and Amber Babcock; grandson, Axel De La Vega; extended family, Christopher Babcock, Tommy Babcock, Traci and Doug MacDonald, Tony and Patsy Varley, Patsy and Cliff Goodman, Kay Compton, Vicki Marlar, Larry Marlar, Lori Stone, Matt and Jeremiah Smith and loving dog, Rassy.

ADA "JO" HALBERT
Burleson -- Jo Halbert, 82 a homemaker of Burleson, died Monday, May 12, 2008, in Cleburne.
Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2008, in Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Crowley Cemetery. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Ada Jo Halbert was born Sept. 13, 1925 in Crowley to George W. and Bettye Bransom Morgan. She married Fred "Cotton" Halbert on October 25, 1943 in San Diego, CA.
Mrs. Halbert was a member of Reece Prairie Baptist Church in Burleson and her kids and grandkids were her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Fred "Cotton" Halbert in 2003.
Survivors include her son, Morgan Halbert and wife, Lindsey, of Joshua; daugh-ters, Nancy Lowe and husband, Danny, of Cleburne, Barbara Miller and husband, Gerald, of Burleson and Bettye Henderson and husband, Kenneth, of Covington; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, other family members and her family at Heritage Place Nursing Home in Cleburne.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

DR. KEITH J. HARPER

Keene -- Dr. Keith J. Harper, husband of Lorene Harper for over 61 years, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2008.
Memorial services were 3 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2008, at the United Presbyterian Church of Cleburne.
Keith was born August 30, 1925, in Lincoln, NE to Ben and Mary Harper. He devoted 37 years of his life to the teaching of science. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska in 1953. Later, he received his M.S. in Physical Science from the University of Wyoming. He also received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Bio-Chemistry from Baylor University. He was a member of the Chemistry faculty at the University of North Texas, Denton, and an Emeritus Member of the American Chemical Association.
In his retirement, he was a member of the North Texas and American Associations of Woodturners. He was an avid reader and enjoyed writing.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Juanita Harper Radspinner.
Survivors include beloved wife, Lorene Harper; daughter, Debrah Harper Singer and her husband, David; grandchildren; Julie Singer, Sheree' Singer Lamendola and her husband, Dan, Craig Singer, and his beloved sister-in-law, Beverly Bicek and numerous nieces and nephews.
Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home handled the arrangements 817-648-0522.

LAURA FLORENCE ADAY
Fort Worth -- Laura Florence Aday passed away on May 4, 2008 in Fort Worth.
Services were Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Midlothian. Burial followed in Hoggard-Reynolds Cemetery in Azle.
Laura Aday was born September 29, 1926 in Azle to Lois Lennie Campbell and Charles Sumner Ledbetter. In 1942, her family moved to Burleson where she graduated from Burleson High School in 1944. On December 10, 1944, Laura married Edward H. Williams of Burleson. Edward died in 1968, leaving her with 3 children.
As a single parent, Laura completed her bachelor's degree in Home Economics and began teaching at the Mansfield High School. In 1973, she met and married Perry Aday. The two of them resided in Midlothian for over 30 years.
After teaching school for 20 years, Laura enjoyed being a part of many civic activities as well as Eastern Star. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Midlothian.
She is survived by her children, Risa Ellison, Lisa Williams, Allan Williams, Roman Aday and Barbara Ribble; 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
The Midlothian Funeral Home of Midlothian handled the arrangements. 972-723-9884.

L. A. "BABE" SUMMERS

Burleson -- L.A. "Babe" Summers, 93, of Burleson, a retired labor negotiator for the National Electrical Contractors Association, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008, in Hamilton.
Graveside services are 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2008. Interment will follow at the Burleson Memorial Park. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Laurel Ambrose Summers was born August 15, 1914 in Ray, North Dakota to Charles Andrew and Mary Heinen Summers. He married Mary McGhee on June 29, 1945 in Brownwood.
Mr. Summers proudly served his country as a lietenant in the US Army during WW II. He was also instrumental in setting up blood banks for the Red Cross in St. Paul, Minnesota and Waco, Texas.
A member of First Baptist Church of Burleson, Mr. Summers was a devout christian who taught Sunday school his entire life and never stopped spreading God's Word.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother and one sister. His wife of 54 years, Mary McGhee Summers preceded him in death on February 6, 2000.
Survivors include sons, Charles Summers and wife, Billye, of Ovilla, James Summers and wife, Tina, of Hamilton, Glen Summers and wife, Dana, of Burleson; grandchildren, Charlie, Matthew, Jason, Joseph and Steven Summers, Shelly Lengefeld, Staci Pollard and Stephanie Cranford.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

CAROLYN WOOLEVER

Alvarado -- Carolyn Woolever, 53, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at a local hospital in Burleson.
Memorial services were 3 p.m., Sunday, May 4, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church of Alvarado, with the Rev. Gene Gurley, Jr. officiating.
Carolyn was born in Hamilton, Ohio to Raymond and Henrietta Pennington on March 3, 1955. She married Michael Woolever on August 12, 1981. Carolyn graduated from Ross High School and received an Associate of Arts Social degree from San Antonio College in 1981. She worked as a School teacher with A.I.S.D. for 8 years.
A beloved wife and mother of two, her main interests were family, above all, shopping and having fun. She loved finding a great deal and going to garage sales.
The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the Huguley Medical team and the First United Methodist Church.
Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents Raymond & Henrietta Pennington.
Survivors include her loving husband, Michael Glenn Woolever; son, Jeremy Michael Woolever; daughter, (Katie) Carolyn Michelle Woolever; brothers, Randall Pennington of Hamilton, Ohio, Charles Pennington of Apopka, Florida and Larry Pennington of Bradenton, Florida and grandparents, William and Nellie Pennington of Manchester, Kentucky.
Calvario Funeral Chapel,
111 W. Northside Drive in Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 817-624-2191.

RANDALL BRUCE BAKER

Fort Worth -- Randall Bruce Baker, 57, passed away on Friday, May 2, 2008.
Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 5, 2008, at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth.
Randy graduated in 1969 from Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth and was a summa cum laude graduate from Texas Wesleyan University in 1978. He spent 30 successful years in the oil business prior to his death.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Calvin Baker.
Survivors include Debi Baker; daughter, Holly Hillman and husband, David Hillman; daughter, Kelly Baker; son, James Baker; grandchildren, Erin Hillman and Grace Hillman; mother, Jean Baker; sister, Annette Grantham and husband, Jon, and nephews, Ryan and Jordan Grantham.

NAVAE C. LEDBETTER

Burleson -- Navae C. Ledbetter, 61, of Burleson, a teacher for the Burleson ISD, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2008, in Fort Worth. Her passing was beautiful and peaceful with her mother by her side.
A service celebrating her life was 4:00 p.m. Monday, May 5, 2008, at Alsbury Baptist Church in Burleson. Visitation followed the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Burleson Special Needs Childrens Fund in memory of Navae, Burleson ISD C/O Navae Ledbetter, 1160 SW Wilshire Blvd. Burleson, Texas 76028, or Baylor All Saints Transplant Program.
Navae Conner Ledbetter was born January 26, 1947 in Lufkin to John Avery and Ella Conner. She married Charles "Bud" Ledbetter on September 2, 1972 in Burleson.
She was a teacher for the Burleson ISD and a very active member of Alsbury Baptist Church of Burleson. Navae enjoyed traveling with her husband, and loved swimming with her grandchildren.
Navae showed great courage, strength and faith during her 13 months of illness. She was the Proverbs: 31 lady.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Avery Conner.
Survivors include husband, Bud Ledbetter of Burleson; son, Charles Ledbetter and wife, Cheryl, of Burleson; daughters, Mecca Givens and husband, Jeff, of Fort Worth, Laura Hampton and husband, Ray, of North Richland Hills; mother, Ella Conner Champion and husband, Gilbert, of Gonzales; grandchildren, Coleman and Sumner Ledbetter, Ella and Henry Givens and Joshah Hampton and three nieces and four nephews.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

GREGORY C. BIVINS
Clovis, NM -- Greg Bivins, 59, entered glory April 10, 2008 after a short illness.
A private farewell will be held in Galveston, Texas.
Greg was born July 18, 1948 in Clovis NM. He lived most of his life in Burleson, raising a family and being involved in many of thier activities.
In 1968, Greg began his first automotive business in Fort Worth and enjoyed that for 30 years. Along with his passion for automobiles, he also loved being with friends and family, helping out in any way that he could.
A beloved father and grandfather, Greg will be deeply missed by his son, Eric W. Bivins, of Dallas, TX, Amanda L. Bivins of Burleson; grandson, Grayson Clark and three very special family members, Jill and Logann Babcock and Laci Hart, all of Burleson.

FRANCES JONES JOHNSTON
Burleson -- Frances Jones Johnston, 89, a retired cook for the Burleson ISD, died Thursday, May 1, 2008, in Granbury.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2008, in the Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Bethesda Cemetery. Visitation was 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Frances was born July 28, 1918, in Cleburne to William Henry and Florence See Jones.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved fishing, ceramics and gardening. Frances also loved playing 42 and many other games. She was a longtime member of the Burleson Church of Christ since 1951.
Survivors include sons, Billy Dale Johnston and wife, Norma, of Granbury and Norman Gale Johnston of Meridian; daughters, Barbara Estes Killam and husband, Sam, of Granbury and Deborah Kay Eakin and husband, David, of Alvarado; sister, Jessie Mumford of Weatherford; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

JAN BOLT

Joshua -- Jan Bolt, 58, an administrative secretary for the Joshua ISD, died Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at her residence.
Graveside services are 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2008, in Nancy Smith Cemetery in Somervell County. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Janice Darlene Bolt was born December 4, 1949 in Fort Worth. She married Glen Bolt on September 24, 1965 in Granbury.
Jan enjoyed sewing, painting, cooking, and shopping and was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She liked being with her friends, her dog Zoi, and loved her grandkids. Her life was all about them.
Survivors include husband, Glen Bolt, of Joshua; sons, Corey Bolt and wife, Elena, of Glen Rose and Tobey Bolt and wife, KayDee, of Joshua; parents, Robert and Ruth Jackson, of Dublin; brother, Randy Neel of Burleson; sisters, Sandra West of Burleson, Denise Collins of Burleson, Tina Johnson and Robbie Armstrong of Dublin; grandchildren, Brodey, Jesse, Macee, Cara and Hayden, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

CASEY DANE MALONE

Hico -- Casey Dane Malone, 64, born January 3, 1944, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2008, after a battle with cancer.
His graveside service is 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2008, at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.
Casey was a machinist for Texas Steel and Watson Corp. He loved working on his farm and going on vacation to the coast with his wife and children.
He was preceded in death by daughter, Nancy Delinda Malone; great granddaughter, Catilyn Blackmon and parents, Foster and Johnnie Ruth Malone.
Survivors include wife, Linda Murray Malone; daughters, Belinda Sanders, Sandra Stewart and husband, Bill; one son, Patrick Malone; brother, Sam Malone and wife, Cathy; sister, Gale Ellis and husband, Cotton; grandsons, Scooter Blackmon, William, Wesley and Walker Stewart, Jeremy and John Allen Sanders; great-grandchildren, Jade and Zoey Blackmon, Jon Blake Sanders and other family members and loved ones.       
Mount Olivet Funeral Home of Fort Worth is handling the arrangements. 817-831-0511

BOB FEAR

Burleson -- Bob Fear, 49, of Burleson, a Senior Vice President of Proposal Development for CNI, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, in Norman, Oklahoma.
Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 28, 2008, at the Burleson Church of Christ. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Burleson Church of Christ Youth Scholarship fund, in memory of Bob Fear. William Robert "Bob" Fear was born September 27, 1958 in Fort Carson, Colorado to Oscar "Bob" and Margaret Martinez Fear. He married Pamela Jean Owens on December 19, 1980 in Fort Worth.
He was a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University and worked for Lockheed-Martin Corporation for 27 years.
Bob was a member of the Burleson Church of Christ where he lovingly served as a deacon and tirelessly worked with the youth and singles programs with all his heart. Bob was a loving and devoted husband, father, son, friend and will be greatly missed by many. He was a "Dad" to many kids.
Survivors include his wife, Pam Fear; sons, Robert Fear and Shawn Fear of Burleson; parents, Bob and Margaret Fear of Kansas; sister, Nicole Tarbell and husband, Bart, of Kansas and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

JOE MAC KEELING

Burleson -- Joe Mac Keeling, 60, former cemetery superintendent at Greenwood Memorial Park, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2008.
The graveside service is 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2008, in Shiloh Cemetery in Henderson. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home.
Joe Mac was born in Henderson and served as the superintendent for Greenwood Memorial Park for several years.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mae Keeling; niece, Shelby Sullivan and brother-in-law, Robert Sullivan.
Survivors include wife and love of his life, Virginia Keeling; father, Robert A. "Bob" Keeling; daughter, Chelsea Snelson of Longview; uncles, George McCormack and wife, Edythe, of Longview and Jimmie McCormack and wife, Melba Dean, of Henderson; grandchildren, Jaida and Joel Ramirez; cousins, Nancy Gibson and Randy McCormack, both of Henderson; sister-in-law, Vicki Sullivan of Longview; brother-in-law, Tom Fugate and wife, Joan, of San Antonio and several nieces and nephews.
Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth is handling the arrangements. 817-336-0584.

DORIS JEAN WILLIAMS GECKLER

Bureson -- Doris Jean Williams Geckler, 81 of Burleson, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, April 19, 2008, at her residence.
Memorial services are 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2008, in the Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Cross Timber Baptist Church Missionary Fund, 2560 FM 731 Burleson, TX 76028.
Mrs. Geckler was born February 14, 1927 in Tabler, OK., to Alma Elmer and Mayme Elizabeth Wheeler Williams and was raised by Mother Mayo and Paw and Thelma Aubyn "Maw" Wortman.
She was a member of the Cross Timber Baptist Church of Burleson.
Mrs. Geckler was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Raymond "Mark" Geckler; brother, Marvin Donald Williams and sister, Maida Rose Williams.
"I'm just apassing through and its been some passing!!" " My precious Jesus, I'm now with Thee."
Survivors include son, Robert "Kirk" Geckler and wife, Bonny, of Crowley; daughters, Aubyn Gay Turner and husband, Ron, of Eureka, Lisa Gail Morrison and husband, Allen, of Palacios; grandchildren, Jeff Turner, Josh Turner, Ashley Hanna, Tammy Hayden, Gina Morris, Dayna Geckler, Micah Geckler, Allen Morrison, Jr., Russell Eric Morrison, Taylor Rae Fiscus, Aleigha Christine Galvan, Ryan Kade Fiscus, Arie Lee Morrison, Chris Holiday, Cameron Kirk Geckler; 18 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; numerous cousins and other family members.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

PAULINE RUSSELL

Burleson -- Pauline Russell, 82, died Thursday April 17, 2008, in Hurst.
Services are 2 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2008, in the Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Burleson Memorial Park. Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Pauline was born March 3, 1926, in Harden County, Tennessee to Sydney and Pearl Rinks.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved her children and grandchildren very much. Pauline loved working in the yard and taking care of the elderly. A devoted Christian, she was involved in many different church ministries. She also worked at the Burleson Nursing Home and did private home healthcare.
Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Joseph Russell, in 1978; son, Michael Russell, in 1997; four brothers and one sister.
Survivors include sons, Charles Russell of Palestine, Steven Russell of Palestine, Roland Russell and wife, Regena, of Hurst; daughter, Brenda Richardson and husband, Jimmy, of Burleson; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and special friends, Judy Hinkley and Dodie Ballard.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

GEORGE "LIZARD" LACKEY

Joshua -- George "Lizard" Lackey, 69 of Joshua, an electrical contractor in the Burleson area since 1968, passed away after living courageously with melanoma cancer for the past 6 years. Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2008, at the Burleson Church of Christ. Visitation was 7-9 p.m. Friday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Community Hospice of Texas, MD Anderson Hospital or The American Cancer Society. George William Lackey was born July 18, 1938 in Littlefield to Howard Charlie and Lucile Nabers Lackey. He married Linda Lou Lee on September 18, 1958 in Hurst. George was a member of the Burleson Church of Christ. He was the most wonderful and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, friend and mentor to many. George lived life to the fullest, never letting the cancer change his life for one minute. He was a leader and an inspiration to everyone who knew him and was "Daddy" to many, many children. He lived a life of faith, loved the Lord and is now home where he wants to be. His grandchildren were the light of his life, as he was to them.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Linda Lou Lackey of Joshua; son, Howard Lee Lackey and wife, Lisa, of Joshua; daughter, Tanya Kilgore and husband, Paul, of Burleson; mother, Lucile Lackey of Burleson; brother, Larry Lackey and wife, Linda, of Joshua; grandchildren, Carson Porter of Burleson, Lauren Lackey of Joshua, Sarah Beth Porter of Burleson, Tyler Lackey of Joshua, Montana Kilgore of Burleson, Faith Ann Kilgore of Burleson; numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and a host of friends.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

LUTHER "LUKE" E. RATLIFF II

Fort Worth -- Luther "Luke" E. Ratliff II, 57, a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend passed away Saturday, April 12, 2008.
Funeral services are 3:00 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2008, at the Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Luke was an honorable man who was dedicated to his family. He was born on November 27, 1950 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky to Rosemary and Luther Edward Ratliff. He was a Vietnam Veteran who served in the Unites States Air Force. He was currently employed with Lockheed Martin and will be missed terribly by all who knew him.
Luke was preceded in death by his father, Luther Edward Ratliff.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Christine Ratliff; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew Scott and Christie Ratliff; daughter and son-in-law, Jolene Marie and Mackey Hermosillo; grandson, Christian Alexander Ratliff; mother, Rosemary Harris Ratliff; brother, Edward Everett Ratliff and wife, Selina; sister, Ane Ratliff; 2 nephews; 1 niece and a host of other relatives and friends.

MILDRED LOUISE NEWLON

Alvarado -- Mildred Louise Newlon, 84, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2008, in Fort Worth, TX.
Mildred was born in Waco on July 6, 1923, the daughter of Martha Louise (Riza) and Harry M. Johnson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Frank Harris; two sisters and one brother.
Mildred is survived by her sister, Edith Abbott; son, George McCinnis of Washington; daughters, Martha Krueger of Vermont and Barbara Stueland of Arizona; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

PEARL CHRISTENA WATTERS BRADFORD

Joshua -- Pearl Christena Watters Bradford, 98, died Saturday, April 12, 2008, in Cleburne.
Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at Mountain Valley Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Christena was born April 5, 1910, in Burleson to Thomas and Rosa Myers Watters. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Christena loved all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She enjoyed playing and listening to the piano, cooking and doing crossword puzzles and watching "The Price is Right" and "Jeopardy."
Christena was an active member of First Baptist Church of Joshua.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cordell Bradford, in 1985; brothers, Jessie, John William "Peck," George, Spencer and Lonnie Watters; sisters, Nettie House, Rose McClenahan, Grace Bransom, Betty, Velma Faris and Iris Stewart.
Survivors include sons, Larry Bradford and wife, Minnie, of Joshua, Charles Bradford and wife, Lynn, of Cleburne; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

KENNETH LYNN HINDS
Hico -- Kenneth Lynn Hinds, 63, passed away Monday, March 31, 2008, after a short illness.
Funeral services were 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2008, at Wiley Funeral Home in Glen Rose. Burial followed in the Nancy Smith Cemetery in Somervell County. Visitation was 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to the Fireman's Relief Fund, P.O. Box 6838, Fort Worth, Texas 76115; Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, P.O. Box 96836, Washington, DC 20090; St. Labre Indian School, P.O. Box 216, Ashland, MT 59003.
Ken served in the United States Navy for four years and was a Vietnam Veteran. He had a long and distinguished career with the Fort Worth Fire Department. In his 20 years with the department, Ken made many wonderful friends. In 1998, he was named Fire Prevention Employee of the Year. Ken was also proud to serve as Fire Marshall.
Upon retiring in 1999, he pursued his life long passion of panning for gold in California. Ken and his business partner founded the Marmot Mining Company which they led to international status.
Ken embraced his Native American heritage. He was an avid gardener, dabbled in vintage car restoration and creating art. Ken worked tirelessly last summer amidst bear, deer and elk, clearing his land in Chama, New Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Opal Hinds.
Survivors include wife, Denise; daughter, Becky and husband, Damon, and grandchildren, Kali and Alexander; step-daughter, Jennifer; father, Leonard; sister, Sue and husband, David, and niece, Lori; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends.
Wiley Funeral Home of Glen Rose handled the arrangements. 254-897-2288.

BETTY JEAN STOKES

Burleson -- Betty Jean Stokes passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2008.
Memorial services are 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2008, at Boulevard Baptist Church, 315 N. Burleson Blvd., Burleson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Emery J. Lilge Hospice, 301 Med Park Circle, Burleson.
Betty was born October 28, 1925 to Eugene and Lottie Harris in Durant, Oklahoma.
Betty was preceded in death by son, Steven Stokes; grandson, Jeremy Stokes and granddaughter, Laura.
Survivors include sisters, Faye Van and Nell McCulley; sons, Gary Stokes and wife, Theresa, Jerry Stokes and wife, Sallie, Ronnie Stokes and Frank Stokes; daughter, Charlotte Denton and husband, Lynn; grandchildren, Johnny, Gary, Steven, Clayton, Angie, Veronica, Ronnie, Seth, Bo, Misty, Brandi, Heather and Christopher; 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

VIALO WEIS, SR.

Keene -- Vialo Weis, Sr., 82, a resident of Keene for the last 3.5 years and formerly of Amarillo, Texas, died on Wednesday, March 26, 2008. Funeral services were Sunday, April 6, 2008, at the Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Amarillo where he was buried. Pastor Carl Johnston of Keene and Pastor Vialo Weis, Jr., of Yukon, OK officiated.
Vialo and Ruth graduated four children and one grandchild from SWAU. Memorials may be made to the Weis Heritage Scholarship at Southwestern Adventist University, PO Box 567, Keene, TX 76059.
Mr. Weis was born on March 20, 1926 in Shattuck, OK to Harry C. and Emelia Meier Weis. He married Ruth Gantz Weis on June 27, 1953.
He served in the Army during World War II in the Pacific.
Later, he graduated from West Texas State University with a degree in business. During his life, he worked for Swift & Co., Woolco and retired from Fort Dodge Laboratories in Amarillo. He was a regular volunteer at Seminars Unlimited of Keene.
Mr. Weis was a long time member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and loved his church and his family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Gantz Weis.
Survivors include his three sons; Pastor Vialo Weis, Jr. and wife, Shannon, of Yukon, OK; Harry Weis and wife, Emma, of Roseville, CA and Alan Weis and wife, Chrissie, of Keene, TX.; one daughter, Ella Weis Johnston and husband, Pastor Carl Johnston, of Keene, TX; eight grandchildren, Susen Weis Wright and husband, Don, David Weis and wife, Melanie, Armen, Alina, Christina and Eric Weis, Nikki and Kilory Weis; two great grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Kristen Wright; three brothers, Vernon and Marilyn Weis of College Place, WA., Harry and Lois Weis of Bakersfield, CA. and Viddian and Debra Weis of Perryton, TX.; three sisters, Viola Stevens of Amarillo, TX., Vivian Cozart of Cisco, TX. and Deniese Werner of College Place, WA.

JOSEPH E. LANGLOYS

Fort Worth -- Joseph E. Langloys, 86, of Fort Worth passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2008, at the Crossroads Fellowship Seventh-day Adventist Church in Joshua with Pastor Benji Leach officiating. Interment was 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2008, in the DFW National Cemetery. The family received visitors 6-8 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2008, at Rosser Funeral Home.
Serving as pallbearers were Brad Homman, Ray Janes, Dale English, Bill Hendricks, Larry Garrett, Phil Hooten, John Engel and Blake Barclay.
Joseph was born in Winfield, KS on November 21, 1921, the son of Agnes (McBroom) and Charles Langloys. He served his country in the United States Army during WWII.
Mr. Langloys was a retired hospital administrator and was a member of Crossroads Fellowship Church.
Joseph is survived by his wife, Marcine Langloys, of Fort Worth; daughters, Barbara Janes and husband, Ray, of Cleburne and Sandy Homman and husband, Brad, of Frederick, MD; grandchildren, Christina Bruce, Brent Homman, Lindsey Homman, Scott Just and great-grandchild, Noah Bruce.
Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences @rosserfuneralhome.net.
Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 817-641-4800.

FRANK GRAHAM

Burleson -- Frank Graham, 86, of Burleson, a retired printer operator for Manney Publishing in Fort Worth, died Sunday, April 6, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2008, in the Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel of Burleson. Burial will follow in the Burleson Memorial Park. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Graham was born December 10, 1921, in McGregor to Frank Alexander and Myrtle Walters Graham. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star for combat in Italy. He married Annie Laurie Harding on May 19, 1946, in McGregor.
Frank was devoted to his family and was a good supporter and provider. He enjoyed gardening, playing 42 and was a practical joker.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Ann Graham, in 2006.
Survivors include son, Bruce Graham and wife, Melanie, of Hurst; daughter, Suzanne Darnell and husband, Ray, of Ganbury; brother, Billy J. Graham of Georgia; grandchildren, Laurie Raulerson, David Lucas, Justin Graham; great-grandchildren, Tanner, Trevor, and Ally Lucas, Natalie and Townes Raulerson.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

JOE RICHARD CLARK
Burleson -- Joe Richard Clark ended his walk by faith and began his walk by sight in the presence of the Lord on Friday, April 4, 2008.
A Memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at Believers' Chapel in Dallas.
Joe was born in Burleson, TX on February 26, 1927, and was a great grandson of H.C. Renfro, the town's founder.
After graduating from Paschall High School in Fort Worth, he received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M. He was Commander of "C" Troop Cavalry in the Corps of Cadets, a member of the Ross Volunteers, a member of the Scholarship Honor Society and Tau Beta Pi, the winner of the D.A.R. Award as the Most Outstanding Junior Cadet of 1946 and was a Distinguished Student and Vice-President of his senior class.
Mr. Clark began his career in the oil and gas industry with Stanolind Oil & Gas Co. before joining TXL Oil Corp. in Midland, TX. In 1963, he joined Texas Pacific Oil Co. and moved to Dallas. He retired as President in 1985. From 1987-2006, Joe was a Trustee of the Texas Pacific Land Trust where he served as Chairman from 2000-2003. He was also a past President of the Dallas Petroleum Club.
Joe was a consummate Christian gentleman. For many years, he served as deacon at Believers' Chapel in Dallas, which he considered a great honor. He was a remarkable man of many interests, including farming, ranching, personal investments, technology, travel, hunting and fishing on his property in the Hill Country.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Betty White Clark; sons, James Roderick Clark and Joseph Breen Clark; daughter, Carolyn Clark Edwards; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Lucas & Blessing Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-295-9000.

NANCY CARTER
Lovington, NM -- Nancy Carter, 71, passed away Friday, April 4, 2008, in Lovington, NM.
Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. (NM time) Tuesday, April 8, 2008, with Reverend Wayne Villar officiating. Interment will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 2008, in the Tye Cemetery in Burleson, TX.
Memorials may be made to Vista Care Hospice, 1515 W. Calle Sur, Hobbs, NM 88240.
Nancy was born April 17, 1936 in Nacona, TX to Marshel and Mildred Henderson. She attended school in Amarillo, TX and attended Jackson Avenue Baptist Church. She was also a member of Wacky Widows.
She was married to Cecil Murphy until his death in 1969. On October 14, 1970, she married Charles Carter in Pampa, TX.
Mrs. Carter was preceded in death by her husbands, parents and one sister, Lanita Henderson Allen.
Nancy is survived by her daughters, Kathy Walker of Claremont, SD and Carol Bruce of Lovington, NM; sons, Larry Carter and wife, Telene, of Lovington, NM and Steve Carter and wife, Delores, of Kasilloft, AK; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Stevens Funeral Home handled the arrangements. 505-396-8081.

BERTHA MARIE TURNER

Burleson -- Bertha Marie Turner, 78, a homemaker, passed away Friday, April 4, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2008, at the Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Interment followed at the Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery in Fort Worth. Visitation was 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Bertha M. Turner was born July 3, 1929, in Brashear, the daughter of John Cora and Charlie Myrtle Gray Belt.
She was preceded in death by her husband, D.M. Turner.
Survivors include her children, Dennis M. Turner and wife, Becky, Charlie M. Turner and wife, Nancy, Mike Turner and wife, Suzi, and Suzanne M. McCarty and husband, Terry; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Johnny Belt and wife, Mary; sister-in-law, Glenda Belt and numerous nieces and nephews.
Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 817-451-3333
You may view and sign the guestbook at www.mem.com.

RUPERTO D. ACEBEDO

Keene -- Ruperto D. Acebedo, 90, of Keene, passed away on March 27, 2008.
His memorial service was 3 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2008, at the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Chapel.
He was born in the Philippines on March 27, 1918, to Gregoria (Diaz) and Teofilo Acebedo. He married Candy Pamaong on December 12, 1942 in the Philippines.
Mr. Acebedo served in the United States Air Force in the Far East (USAFFE). He retired as an insurance agent and was a member of the Harlingen International Seventh-day Adventist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law, Harvey Kibble.
Ruperto is survived by his wife, Candy Acebedo, of Keene; sons, Jim Acebedo and wife, Erlinda, of Las Vegas, NV, Charlie Acebedo and wife, Ruby, of the Philippines and Danny Acebedo and wife, Janie, of Harlingen; daughters, Rebecca Kibble of Harlingen, Meriam Polinar and husband, Sim, of Keene, Noemi Collantes and husband, Siegfredo, of the Philippines, Ruth Lopez and husband, Delmer, of Keene and Jami Levy of California; sister, Lilia Fernandez of the Philippines; 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@ rosserfuneralhome.net.
Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 817-641-4800.

E. E. "PETE" PICKETT
Burleson -- E. E. "Pete" Pickett, 79, of Lufkin, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2008, at his residence.
Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2008, in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, 1515 S. Chestnut, Lufkin, TX with Reverend Lamar Denby officiating. Graveside services will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park under the auspices of the Lufkin Masonic Lodge #669, A.F. & A.M. Friends were invited to visit with the family from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at the funeral home.
Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Dean, Joe Rice and other members of the Lufkin Masonic Lodge #669, A.F. & A.M.
Pete was born April 25, 1928 in Horatio, Arkansas, the son of the late Grace (Ayers) and Homer Pickett.
Mr. Pickett was a self-employed exterminator for more than 32 years, a member of the Eagle Lodge in Houston, the Moose Lodge in Colorado and the Masonic Lodge #669, A.F. & A.M. in Lufkin. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed camping with his family. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II, and was a member of Highway Baptist Church in Huntington.
In addition to his parents, Pete was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Pickett; son, Gary Moore; brothers, J.D. Pickett and Roger Pickett and sisters Billie Jean Pickett and Doris Gray.
He is survived by his daughters, Donna Jean Whitaker of Lewisville, Judy and Joe Castillo of Houston, Cecilia Louise and Daniel Munoz of Houston, Renee and Frank Gainer of Lufkin and JoAn and Chuck Majors of Caldwell; son, Alfred and wife, Eleanor Aguilar, of Houston; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sisters, JoAnn McKnight of Kansas City, KS and Johnnie Inge of New Caney; brothers, James Pickett of Centerville and Harlon Pickett of Montgomery and a number of nieces, nephews, other family members and a host of friends.
Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mr. Pickett may be made to Highway Baptist Church, P. O. Box 848, Huntington, TX 75949.
Gipson Funeral Home of Lufkin is handling the arrangements. 936-634-4411.

MELISSA LEE LUCAS

Burleson -- Melissa Lee Lucas, 29, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2008 at her residence.
Memorial services are 4 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church in Burleson.
Memorials in Melissa's name can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or Camp Funshine Foundation.
Melissa graduated from college with a Registered Nurse degree in 2001. She loved being able to help children as an E.R. nurse for Cook Children's Medical Center. She fought a long and hard battle against Cystic Fibrosis. She lived life to the fullest and will be missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include husband, Scott; parents, Joyce and Terry Lee Weeks; brother, Nicholous Weeks; mother and father-in-law; Jill and Steve Lucas; sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer and Jason Schindler; brother-in-law, Stevie Lucas and fiance, Shanna Jones; grandmothers, Jeanette Weeks, Marilyn Risch and Dorothy Lucas and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and dogs, Moose and Kody.

MARY KATHERINE WILKINSON

Fort Worth -- Mary Katherine Wilkinson went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 30, 2008.
Funeral services are 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at Lucas & Blessing Funeral Home of Burleson. Visitation was 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mary was born November 27, 1943 in Cleburne, the daughter of Ewell and Janell Atchley Green.
She was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend who never met a stranger.
Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Ed Wilkinson; daughters, Jan, Johnna and Dena; sons, James, Lance and Roger; grandchildren, Christopher, Alicia, Glenda, and Jeremy; mother, Janell; siblings, Tom, Vera, Betty and Ruth and dear friend, Joyce.
Lucas & Blessing Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrengements. 817-295-9000.

HILDEGARD LUISE HARRY

Burleson -- Hildegard Luise Harry, 77, passed away Friday, March 28, 2008, in Godley.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 3, 2008, in the First Baptist Church of Godley with the Rev. Kenneth Coleman and Chaplain Dan Ashley officiating. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home.
Hildegard was born September 14, 1930 in Zweibrucken, Germany to Richard and Luise Fuhrmann Sand. She married Jerome Harry on May 8, 1958 in Zweibrucken, Germany.
She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
Hildegard is survived by her husband, Jerome F. Harry of Godley; children, Alexander H. Keller and wife, Edda, of Zweibrucken, Germany, Angela W. Eddins and husband, Mark, of Arlington, Robert R. Harry and wife, Tambra, of Godley and Gregory O. Harry of North Richland Hills, TX; grandchildren, Meike Keller, Till Keller and Ulrich Keller all of Zweibrucken, Germany, Courtney McMahon, Kayla McMahon, Ashley Eddins and Stephanie Eddins all of Arlington, TX, Robert Harry, Jr., Keegan Harry, Kirsten Harry and Jackson Harry all of Godley, TX and brother, Kurt Sand of Essen, Germany.
Condolences may be sent, view obituary and see photo at www.cpcleburne.com.
Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home of Cleburne is handling the arrangements.
817-648-0522.

DR. JOHN F. (JACE) DAVIS

Keene -- Dr. John F. (Jack) Davis, 86, of Keene, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2008, in Keene.
Services for Dr. Davis were 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2008, in the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor Bill Hunt officiated. Burial was 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2008, in Shepherd Hill Cemetery in Willis, TX. Pastor Bob Stauffer officiated. Visitation was at Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home Friday from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Jack Davis was born December 26, 1921 in Conroe to Judge Nathaniel Hart and Mabel Spiller Davis. He married Cleofe Dizon on July 26, 1971 in Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Davis was a chiropractor for over 50 years. He practiced in Cleveland, Tomball, Conroe and Keene. He was a Seventh-day Adventist and witnessed through personally distributing thousands of Christian literature pamphlets. He was a former member of the Rotary Club, Lions Club and the Masonic Lodge in Houston, TX. He also served in the Army Airforce during WWII and was a Merchant Marine during the Vietnam War.
The family is deeply grateful for the exceptional care provided by the Cleburne Community Hospice of Texas and would like to personally thank Jack Ross and Gladys Foston for their tender care of Dr. John.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Dr. Jack Davis is survived by his wife, Cleofe Davis of Keene; two daughters, Diane Abitua and husband, Angel, of Round Rock and Emelia Davis of Keene; two sons, John F. Davis, Jr. and wife, Debbie, of Katy and James W. Davis and wife, Christina, of Dalhart; brother, Nat Davis and wife, Leah, of Conroe; sister, Katsy Clark and husband, Darrel, of Ridgway, CO and five grandchildren.
You may send condolences, view his obituary and see the photo at www.cpcleburne.com
The Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home handled the arrangements. 817-648-0522.

JENNIE SUE ROBINSON

Burleson -- Jennie Sue Robinson, 62, a retired sales representative for Chrysler Finance, passed away at her residence on Monday, March 24, 2008.
Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at the Lucas and Blessing Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harley D. Martin officiating. Burial followed in Burleson Memorial Cemetery in Burleson.
Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society in memory of Mrs. Robinson.
Jennie was born in Cleburne, TX December 30, 1945 to Vidmer and Virginia Harp Cartwright.
Survivors include her husband, Darrell L. of Burleson; sons, Tom W. Scott and wife, Susan, of Dallas and Caleb Cartwright Robinson of Burleson; daughter, Rachael Lee McGuire and husband, Cody, of Spring, TX; brothers, Jan D. Cartwright and wife, Dottie, of Austin, TX and Joe G. Cartwright and wife, Jan, of Boyd, TX and grandchildren, Logan, Stoney, Brigit, JoLee and Case.
Lucas and Blessing Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-295-9000.

CHARLES WILLIAM "CW" GREGORY

Burleson -- Charles William "CW" Gregory, 78, of Burleson, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Graveside services were 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2008, in Greenacres Memorial Park. The Reverend Kenneth Coleman officiated.
He was born November 19, 1929 in Johnson County, TX to Elmer Price and Ethel Fay Jackson Gregory.
Mr. Gregory was valedictorian of his Joshua High School class. During the Korean conflict, he served in the US Air Force with honors. He was a banker at the Bank of Commerce in Fort Worth, where he retired, and was of the Christian faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Alvin Earle Wright and two brothers-in-law, Jude Owens and John T. Wright, Jr.
Charles "CW" Gregory is survived by his sister, Dorthy Fay Owens of Burleson, TX; two nieces, Joyce Jackson and husband, Gene, of Joshua and Jinnette Jones and husband, J.R., of Grandview; great-niece, Caryn Scarbrough and husband, Randy, of Grandview; great-nephews, Mark Thornton and wife, Shannon, of Frisco and Kyle Thornton and wife, Gina, of Conifer, CO; great-great-nieces, McKenzie and Bailey Scarbrough and great-great-nephew, Davis Scarbrough.
You may send condolences, view his obituary and see his photo at www.cpcleburne.com
Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home handled the arrangements. 817-648-0522.

RONALD MELVIN LIGHTNER

Crowley - Ronald Melvin Lightner, 85, a retired school teacher, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2008.
Memorial services are 2 p.m., Saturday, March 29, 2008, at the First Presbyterian Church in Crowley.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Sierra Club or the Friends of Scouting, Longhorn Council, B.S.A.
Ron was born on February 10, 1923 in Dixonville, PA to Melvin Joseph and Virginia Elizabeth Henry Lightner. He served in Burma during WWII as a member of Merrill's Marauders. After graduating from T.C.U., Ron taught Texas history at Rosemont Junior High School. A great outdoorsman, he received the Silver Beaver Award for his lifelong involvement with Boy Scouting.
Ron is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ruth Lightner.
Survivors include sons, Mark Joseph Lightner, Daniel Lee Lightner and Edward Alan Lightner and his wife, Martha, and their son, Noah; brothers, Robert Lightner and his wife, Geri, and James Lightner and his wife, Barbara; sister, Virginia Ditch; sister-in-law, Winona Lightner and many nieces and nephews.
Baumgardner Funeral Home of Crowley is handling the arrangements. 817-297-1116.

JOHNNY D. FEHSE

Burleson -- Johnny D. Fehse, of Burleson, passed away at his home on March 20,2008.
Funeral services are 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2008, at the Laurel Land of Burleson Memorial Chapel, with burial to follow in Burleson Memorial Park. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Sunday, March 23, 2008, at Laurel Land of Burleson.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Phillip Fehse and brothers Gene and Darrell Fehse.
Johnny is survived by his mother, Ruth Pauline Fehse; children, Jeffery Sean Fehse and wife, Kristi , Tammy L. Fehse and T. Wayne Fehse; grandchildren, Colton, Kaimana, Alexis, Hailey, Drew and Kaylin; brothers, LeRoy and Jerry Fehse and sisters, Linda Baird, Diane Deatherage and Patty Jones.

RUBY MAE EDWARDS

Burleson -- Ruby Mae Edwards, 95, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Her service was 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 16, 2008, at the Laurel Land Chapel of Fort Worth. Interment followed in Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation was 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Ruby was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Lonnie Edwards and son, Nathan Edwards.
Survivors include children, Delores Gregory and husband, Bill, Trumon Edwards and wife, Joyce; sister, Lois Overstreet; daughter-in-law, Claire Edwards-Roberts; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

GENE C. WHEAT

Burleson -- Gene C. Wheat, 75, of Burleson, a retired heavy equipment operator for Steed Construction Co. of 35 years, died Monday, March 17, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Graveside services are 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2008, with Dr. Terry William officiating. Interment will be in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at Mountain Valley Funeral Home in Burleson.
Honorary pallbearers are Ryan Payne, Jon Paul Wheat, Taylor Payne, Shane Wheat, Zachary Wheat, Cameron Wheat, Chris Ward, Eric Kocurek, and Omar Kocurek.
Gene Conard Wheat was born August 17, 1932 in McGregor to John Paul and Dreeby Beatrice Whatley Wheat. He married Frances Charlene Kocurek on October 27, 1956 in Rosenberg. Gene liked gardening, traveling, operating his farm equipment and had a wonderful spirit of giving. He was a Baptist.
He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Gene leaves many to cherish their precious memories of loving him: wife, Frances; son, Gene Conway and wife, Connie; daughter, Janet Ann and husband, Hoby; brothers, James Edward and Larry Paul and wife, Shirley; grandchildren, Ryan Scott and wife, Brenda, Jon Paul, Kamella Nicole, Jeremiah Taylor; great-grandchildren, Alexis Renee, Tyler Scott, Makenzie Ryanne and his dog, Sarg.

Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

DOROTHY E. MCKENZIE HEWITT

Burleson -- Dorothy E. McKenzie Hewitt, 98, passed away March 11, 2008 at a
Burleson Nursing Home.
Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2008, at the Clayton Kay-Vaughan Funeral Home. Graveside Services were 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2008, at the Glenwood Cemetery in Alvarado.
Memorials may be sent to Meals on Wheels in her name.
Mrs. Hewitt is the daughter of James C. and Estella Cuthbert and was born February 27, 1910 in Canon City, Colorado.
She was an L.V.N. who worked at the Alvarado Hospital and retired from the Alvarado Nursing Home. Dorothy was a Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star and a member of the Rebecca Lodge. A member of the First Baptist Church of Alvarado, she was also an active volunteer at the Alvarado Senior Citizens Center. Until she turned 88, she was involved in with the Meals on Wheels program.
She was preceded in death by the father of her four children, Roy McKenzie; daughter Edith Roach; brothers William, Robert and David
Cuthbert and her second husband, Eugene "Buster" Hewitt.
Survivors include sons; Glen Earl McKenzie and wife, Wanda, of Buckeye, Arizona, Roy John McKenzie and wife, Barbara, of Joshua, James Arthur "Jim" McKenzie and wife, Edith, of Godley; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Clayton Kay-Vaughan Funeral Home of Alvarado handled the arrangements. 817-783-3062.

CORRINNE BAKER

Joshua -- Corrinne Baker, 82, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2008.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at Lane Prairie Baptist Church, followed by a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. in the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home.
Memorials may be given to the Lane Prairie Baptist Church.
Corrinne was born December 10, 1925, in Celina. She loved flowers and gardening and was a wonderful cook. Decorating for all holidays was one of her passions. Called "Ma-Maw" by her family, she loved anything in which her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were involved. She was a faithful servant of the Lord and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Clarence Baker; son, Clarence Layman Baker; daughter, Gay Boydston and husband, Wayne; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a host of other family members and friends.
Greenwood Funeral Home
of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 817-336-0584

ELIZABETH FOSTER BRALLEY

Burleson -- Elizabeth Foster Bralley, 94, of Burleson and formerly of Cisco passed away Saturday, March 15, 2008, in a Fort Worth hospital.
Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at the Kimbrough Funeral Home Chapel in Cisco, TX with Reverend Ed Mathews officiating. Burial to follow in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Kimbrough Funeral Home. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at the funeral home.
Serving as pallbearers are Levorce Cate, Robert White, Jack Bass, Alan Ware, Jesse Ramey and George Rowan.
Elizabeth was born in Cisco, TX on September 28, 1913 to Calvin Moses and Ida Lee (Phillips) Jones. She married Edward Haywood Foster, who died in 1967. She later married James Monroe Bralley.
Mrs. Bralley was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her son, Kenyon Foster, two grandchildren, Jerry Lynn McCollum and Sheryl Guyton, and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include her son, Donald Foster, of Fort Worth; daughters, Sandra Gamel of Kennedale and Erjuana Adkison of Burleson; brother, David Jones of Agnes and sister, Mary Lois Clemmer of Hamlin; grandchildren, Elayne Keith, Gloria Bradley, Scott Foster, Wayne Foster, Dale Foster, Earl Guylon and Glenda Blennert; 24 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.
Kimbrough Funeral Home of Cisco, TX is handling the arrangements. 254-442-1211.

BILLY H. BREED

Burleson -- Billy H. Breed, 74, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2008.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2008, at Living Waters Church.
Memorials may be made to Living Waters Church, 342 S.W. Alsbury, Burleson, Texas 76028.
Billy was born April 11, 1933, in Haleyville, Alabama. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was retired from the Fort Worth Water Department.
Mr. Breed was preceded in death by his mother, Mozell Breed in 1999 and grandson, Sergio Rocha, Jr.
Survivors include wife, Ercilia T. Breed; children, Alice Galvan and husband, Edward, Linda Wilson and husband, David, Johnny Heredia and wife, Joanne, Lupe Rocha and husband, Sergio, Sr., Jimmy Heredia and wife, Tonya, and Juanita Temple and husband, Cecil; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Greenwood Funeral Home
of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 817-336-0584.

EUNAH RACHEL JUSTICE
Arlington -- Eunah Rachel Justice, 84, passed away after a short illness on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2008, at Blessing Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Mansfield Cemetery. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in memory of Eunah Justice to Emery J. Lilge Hospice House, 301 Medpark Circle, Burleson, Texas 76028; or the Alzheimer's Association, 101 Summitt Ave., Ste 300, Fort Worth.
Eunah was born January 8, 1924, in McAlester, Oklahoma, the daughter of Andrew Herbert Snider and Dema Ogusta Davis Snider and was one of 14 children. She was a longtime resident of Arlington with her husband, Carl Anderson Justice, who passed away in 1996. Most recently she was a resident of the Grandview Nursing Home in Grandview. Eunah was a longtime employee of Buddies Supermarket and a member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield.
Survivors include children, Carl Wayne Justice and wife, Charlotte, Syble Jane Greene and husband, Larry, Ronnie Lane Justice and wife, Pat, and Rose Marie Martin and husband, David; brothers, Truman Snider of Florida and Silas Snider of Mansfield; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Blessing Funeral Home of Mansfield is handling the arrangements. 817-473-1555.

EDNA JEAN ROE

Rendon -- Edna Jean Roe, 79, a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister, passed away Tuesday March 11, 2008.
Funeral services were 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 14, 2008, at Retta Baptist Church, officiated by Reverend Bill Roe. Burial followed in Burleson Memorial Park. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Mayfield Kiser Funeral Home in Burleson.
Edna was born July 29, 1928 in Farmers Branch to John and Nellie Jeter. She married James W. Roe January 7, 1950 and was a member of Retta Baptist Church. Edna is preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Survivors include sons, James (Jim) P. Roe of Arlington and Terry W. Roe and wife, Donna, of Burleson; daughter, Barbara J. Walls and husband, Marshall, of Burleson; granddaughters, Jennifer Rutherford and husband, John, Stacey Caffey and husband, Kevin, and Kelley and Haley Walls, all of Arlington and great grandsons, Titus and Abraham Rutherford of Burleson.

TREVA L. SHELTON

Burleson -- Treva L. Shelton, 72 of Burleson, a retired flower shop manager, died Monday, March 10, 2008, at her residence in Burleson.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Burleson. Interment will follow in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Treva LaRue Shelton was born May 22, 1935, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, to Arthur Lee and Ruby Lee West Smith. She married Eddie O. Shelton on December 31, 1954, in Burleson. Mrs. Shelton was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved square dancing, working in the yard and decorating for the many organizations in which she was involved. Over the years, many friends and family came to her for their wedding floral designs.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Elizabeth Underwood and a granddaughter, Mistie Jeter Kelley.
Survivors include husband, Ed Shelton of Burleson; son, Michael Shelton and wife, Virginia, of Burleson; great great nephew and niece, Hayden and Trinity; daughter, Dianne L. Jones and husband, Reginald, of Burleson and Brenda K. Phillips of Burleson; brothers, Jimmy Smith and wife, Barbara, of Burleson, A.C. Smith and wife, Bobbie, of Burleson and Newton Smith and wife, Nita, of Van; sister, Barbra Frost of Greenville; brother-in-law, Don Underwood of Mesquite; and grandson, Beau Shelton.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

JOE ELLIS, JR
Alvarado -- Joe Ellis, Jr., of Alvarado, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2008, at his home.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Guardian Funeral Home. Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 14, 2008, at the Guardian Funeral Home Chapel. Burial is 2 p.m. Friday at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving.
Joe is preceded in death by his father; mother; son, Billy Joe Ellis; sister, Kelly Clem; step son, Randall Clay and step brother, Daniel R. James.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Mildred; daughter, Connie Jo Payne; step children, Barbara Lathers, Debra Galloway and Donnie Clay; brothers, Marvin and Jack Ellis; sisters, Mary Hutchins and Mildred Yendell; five grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Guardian Funeral Home 5704 James Ave. in Fort Worth is handling the arrangments. 817-293-8477.

WALTER LEWIS WINKLER

Joshua -- Walter Lewis Winkler, 75, of Joshua, a retired machinist, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2008, in the Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Greenacres Memorial Park in Cleburne.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals On Wheels of Johnson County.
Mr. Winkler was born December 3, 1932, in Cleburne to Jesse and Effie Pearce Winkler. He married Gladys Kindt on September 2, 1951, in Bryan. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and Baptist.
Mr. Winkler was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John Winkler, and two infant children, Kathy Ann and Paul Douglas Winkler.
Survivors include wife, Gladys Winkler of Joshua; son, William Larry Winkler of Cleburne; daughters, Wynona Kay Gulley of Joshua, Marilyn Sue Thrash of Burleson; brothers, Robert L. Winkler and wife, Barbara, of Burleson, Donald L. Winkler and wife, Dwanna, of Emory, Terry L. Winkler and wife, Janet, of Burleson; sister, Evelyn Joyce Jenkins of Burleson; grandchildren, Anthony R. Gulley and wife, Racheal, Benjamen A. Gulley and wife, Jessica, Cameron J. Gulley and fiance, Trent Fox, Angela Morrison and husband, Adam, Valeri Ann Thrash, Sally Thrash; and great-grandchildren, Blaise, Kaitlyn and Randall Gulley, and Daneca Morrison.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

MICHAEL LEE MAIN

Keene -- Michael Lee Main, 26, of Keene, passed away Friday, February 29, 2008.
The memorial service was 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2008, in the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel. Rev. John Glover officiated.
Michael was born February 7, 1982 in Arlington, TX to Arden Lee Main and Kathleen Dawn Hall Main. He married Jaclyn Delaine Chance on October 17, 2003 in Cleburne.
He was a painter and of the Christian faith.
Michael Lee Main is survived by his wife, Jaclyn Main, of Keene; daughters, Katelynn Main of Cleburne and Angela Main of Keene; son, Nathaniel Main of Keene; mother, Kathleen Main of Burleson; father, Arden Main of Keene; brothers Charles Main of Cleburne and Tobias Main of Burleson and father and mother-in-law, James and Velecia Chance of Cleburne.
You may send condolences, view the obituary and see the photo at www.cpcleburne. com.
Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home handled the arrangements. 817-648-0522.

HERSCHEL DAVIS
Cleburne -- Herschel Davis, 70, of Cleburne, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2008, in Cleburne.
Services were 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2008, in the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel with Brother Raymond Smith officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne. Pallbearers were grandsons, Chad Hackler, Brody Hackler, Zane Hackler, Nic Beonoit, Casey Davis and Brad Davis; also John Biggs and C. T. Yeats. Honorary pallbearers were Austin Davis, Rece Gustafson and Braxton Benoit (great-grandson, best pal and fishing buddy).
Herschel was born February 24, 1938 in Alvarado, TX to Edie and Marguerite Zuette Bransom Davis. He married Barbara Ann Tidwell on December 16, 1977 in Lewisville, TX.
Mr. Davis retired after 36 years of service with Bell Helicopter as an aircraft assembler. He was a member of Cleburne Elks Lodge and was of the Baptist faith. He loved fishing, hunting and he loved life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edie and Marguerite Davis and brother, Elvin Davis.
Herschel is survived by his wife, Barbara Davis, of Cleburne; sons, Aaron Davis and wife, Melody, of Ft.Worth, Rusty Gustufson and wife, Brandy, of Rockwall and Clint Davis and wife, Brandy, of Alvarado; daughters, Tonya Hackler and husband, Butch, of Rio Vista and Debbie Trotter of Ft. Worth; brothers, Douglas Davis of Alvarado and Donald Davis of Midlothian; sisters, Ola Mae Bransom of Lake Tawakoni and Nadine Richardson of Forrest Hill; sister-in-law, Janis Davis, of Alvarado; fourteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
You may send condolences and view the obituary at www.cpcleburne.com .
Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home handled the arrangements. 817-648-0522.

ALFRED "AL" RALPH KOENIG

Crowley -- Alfred "Al" Ralph Koenig, 88, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2008, at a local hospice.
Funeral services were 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 3, 2008, at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel of Fort Worth. Entombment followed in Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation was 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Emery J. Lilge Hospice House, Burleson, Texas or the First Baptist Church of Crowley.
Al was born and grew up in Ballinger. He was married to Mae Hallmark for 59 years.
He served in Company D, 335th Infantry, as part of the 84th Infantry Division, during World War II in Central Europe. He fought in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany, and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. He received the Purple Heart and was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge along with other awards and decorations.
In the early 1950's, he and his family moved to Illinois where he worked and later retired from civil service at Great Lakes Naval Base in Great Lakes, Illinois.
Following retirement, his family moved to Crowley, where he worked for Tandy and later sold real estate in Crowley.
Al was a member of Crowley Masonic Lodge and had been a Mason for 56 years. He had been a member of the First Baptist Church in Crowley since 1975. He loved being outdoors, especially fishing, gardening and camping, and he and Mae also enjoyed square dancing.
Al was a volunteer for several organizations and functions. He helped establish the Crowley Senior Citizen group and building, now located in Bi-Centennial Park, and he served as the first president.
Survivors include daughter, Sue Vickery and husband, Al; granddaughter, Wendy Barber and husband, Mike; grandson, Maj. Eric Vickery and wife, Julie and great-grandchildren, Nathan and Kevin Barber, Carlie and Hudson Vickery.

BERTHA GRACE SELLS

Burleson -- Bertha Grace Sells, 87, of Burleson, a retired Williamson-Dickie employee, died Thursday, February 28, 2008, in Alvarado.
Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 3, 2008, in Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Prairie Springs Cemetery in Burleson. Visitation is 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Sells was born October 5, 1920 in Comanche County to William Lewis and Ollie Grace Wall Burkeen. She married Aaron Estell Sells on December 9, 1944 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Bertha was a member of Cana Baptist Church in Burleson. She enjoyed sewing and was dedicated to the Lord, her church and her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers, two sisters and two grandsons, Timothy and Terry Sells.
The family would like to express thanks to the Alvarado Meadows Nursing Home Staff and Mission Hospice for the special loving care they gave to their mother.
Survivors include sons, Gene Sells and wife, Lynne, of Alvarado, Donny Sells and wife, Georgia, of Burleson, Roger Sells and wife, Janis, of Arlington; sister, Lola Campbell of Stephenville; grandchildren, Jeff, Tony, Tammie, John, Pam, Sharie, Cyndy, and Jay; three great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangments. 817-426-3200.

BARBARA ELLEN MEISENHEIMER ROGERS

Burleson -- Barbara Ellen Meisenheimer Rogers, 74, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2008.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, February 28, 2008, at Mayfield Kiser Funeral Home in Burleson with burial following in Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at the funeral home.
Barbara was born June 4, 1933 to Henry and Bessie D.
Meisenheimer. She grew up in Lillian, attended school in Alvarado and Lillian and graduated from Cleburne High School. She married Conrad Rogers on June 7, 1952.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and doing ceramics. She was a member of Cana Baptist Church.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; a brother who died at birth; and
her son, Kenneth, who passed away at the age of 5.
Survivors include her husband, Conrad; son, Keith; grandchildren, Tyler and Tiffani Rogers; sisters, Hattye Brown, Lou Claunch and Nell Bigham; sister-in-law, Wanda Land and husband, Calvin, and several
nieces and nephews.

HALTON "HAL" LESLIE HALL

Burleson -- Halton "Hal" Leslie Hall, 75, a beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2008.
Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Thursday, February 28, 2008, at St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 380 NW Tarrant, Burleson with burial following in Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Harvest House, 349 NW Renfro, Burleson; Scottish Rite Hospital, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas and St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Halton was born February 10, 1933 in Pawhuska, OK, to Ralph and Beatrice Hall. Hal was a graduate of Oklahoma A&M, now Oklahoma State University. After graduating, he joined the Air Force as an officer and flew B-25s for three years.
Following the Air Force, Hal began his career in the aviation insurance industry where he ultimately built a successful agency, Halton Hall & Associates. While in business, he developed great relationships with many friends and acquaintances.
Hal always enjoyed family get-togethers during holidays and long weekends. He dearly loved his children and grandchildren as they continually brought him joy. He was an avid bird watcher, and he had a keen interest in all things related to the weather. Hal will be remembered as a generous, caring and loving gentleman.
Survivors include his wife and best friend of 50 years, Sandra Hall; children, David and his wife, Christy, and Leslie and her husband, Stuart; sister, Melva Jean; cousin, Dr. Roy Troutt; grandchildren, Andrew and Christina; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

WELDON "BUTCH" LEMONS

Henrietta -- Weldon "Butch" Lemons, 68, of Wichita Falls, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2008, in Wichita Falls.
Funeral services were 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2008, at the Davis Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Al Easterling, pastor of the Petrolia First United Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was in the Eagle Point Cemetery near Nocona, TX under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Henrietta, TX .
Mr. Lemons was born to the late Charlie O. and Opal McLaughlin Lemons on December 4, 1939 in Nocona. He was a retired carpenter.
Survivors include three sons, Jimie DeVon Lemons and wife, Claudia, of Spring, Bodie LeRance Lemons and wife, Delani, of Burleson and William Jarrod Lemons of Petrolia; one daughter, Debbie Boling of Denison; one brother, Kenneth Ray Lemons of Sunset; two sisters, Mary Joyce Wooten of Nocona and Martha J. Radke of Rockport; two grandchildren, Ashley LeAnn Lemons and Dylan Walker and nephew, Kenneth Wayne Lemons, Jr. of Dean.
Davis Funeral Home of Henrietta , TX handled the arrangments. 940-538-4395.

FAYE PARKS MERCER

Burleson -- Faye Parks Mercer, of Burleson, a homemaker, passed from this life to be with her Lord on Sunday, February 17, 2008, at the age of 94.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Friday, February 22, 2008, at the Burleson Church of Christ. Interment followed in Burleson Memorial Park. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Burleson Church of Christ library or to Vitas Hospice.
Faye was born October 1, 1913 to Joseph and Mary Parks in Lamar County. She married Roy Silas Mercer, Sr. on September 30, 1933 and started her life in Burleson, where she lived until her death.
Faye was a founding and lifelong member of the Burleson Church Of Christ where she taught Bible school for 25 years. She also helped start the church library, the Huguley Hospital library, where she volunteered for several years, and was a founding member of the Burleson Public Library Board. Faye also was a member of the Burleson Garden Club for many years. She was a group leader to three generations of Camp Fire Girls. Although Faye was a tireless community leader, she was happiest being in her yard and flower gardens putting her green thumb to use.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend who greatly influenced all who knew her. Faye was deeply loved and will be missed by all her friends and family.
Faye was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Roy; two brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include son, Roy Silas Mercer, Jr. and wife, Mary, of Glen Rose; daughters, Paula Patricia Hood of Burleson, Melanie Mercer DeWitt and husband, Gene, of Burleson; sister, Pauline Garrett of Fort Worth; grandchidren, Monte, Roy and Stephen Mercer, Paula Pool and Gary Hood, Eric, Erin and Adrienne DeWitt; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

TODD PIERCE

Todd Pierce, 36, passed away Monday, February 4, 2008.
The Memorial service is 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2008, at Cana Baptist Church, 2309 E. Renfro St., Burleson TX 76028.
Todd was born May 10, 1971.
He is survived by his parents, Roger Pierce and Dena Green; step-mother, Debra Pierce; step-father, Terry Green; foster parents, Bill and Cindy Luchsinger; grandfathers, Weber Walker and Jack Reid; grandmother, Jessie Green; godmother, Roxeanne Allen; three sisters, Tancy Giovanni, Tracy Bonestele and Candace Luchsinger; seven brothers, Troy Pierce, Cory Matoska, Matt Sapp, Derek Green, Matt Green, Clayton Luchsinger and Robert Burgett.
Jaynes Memorial Chapel in Duncanville is handling the arrangements. 972-298-2334.

JOHN ELMER DAVIS

Crowley -- John Elmer Davis, 67, passed away Friday, February 15, 2008, at a local hospice.
His memorial service was 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Crowley.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Crowley's Building Fund.
John was born on January 12, 1941 in Lancaster, Kentucky to Elmer and Hazel Anderson Davis. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors. John was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crowley for 12 years. He never met a stranger and was loved by many.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Norma Davis; son, Vince Davis and wife, Pam; grandchildren, Christopher Davis and Jonathan Davis; sister-in-law, Leonora Crump and husband, Charles, of Millersberg, Kentucky; brother-in-law, Russell Holman and wife, Betty, of Reno, Nevada; life long friend, Jerry Lane of Lexington, Kentucky and loving family dog, Sassy.
Baumgardner Funeral Home of Crowley handled the arrangements. 817-297-1116.

RICHARD ELMO JONES

Arlington -- Richard Elmo Jones, 68, passed away Saturday February 9, 2008, after a battle with COPD.
His memorial service is 3 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2008, at the Laurel Land of Burleson Chapel.
His memory may be honored with tributes to a charity of choice in lieu of flowers.
Richard was a graduate of Arlington High School and attended UTA and the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science and Gupton Jones in 1961. In 1966, he and his family moved to Burleson where he was founder and proprietor of Jones Funeral Home of Burleson (currently Laurel Land) for 17 years. During this time, he also established Mobile Life Support, the original ambulance service of Burleson, Burleson Answering Service and co-owner of Burleson Flowers. Richard was an active member of the community where he served as President of the Chamber of Commerce, President of the Lions Club, director of the Burleson Recreation Association for Youth Sports and the founding director of the Burleson Industrial Development Foundation.
Richard was one of the founding patrons of the Bass Performance Hall of Fort Worth and an avid supporter of the performing arts for many years. He was president of the Gadabouts Square Dancing Club of Fort Worth.
His love of playing golf took him to many of the states' beautiful courses and his great competitiveness resulted in many golf awards and trophies. He also loved to travel and before he was forced to remain home due to his health, he almost reached his goal of traveling to all 50 states. His love of sports included officiating football from which he retired at the major college level.
He was a noble of the Moslah Temple of Fort Worth and a Master Mason of Grand Lodge 649 of Burleson.
Richard, you touched so many lives in so many ways. You are so loved and you will be missed dearly.
His parents, Elmo and Lucy Jones of Arlington, preceded him in death.
Survivors include daughters, Dana Jones and Sandra Brooks, their mother, Nancy Jones-Green and their husbands Rent Johnson and Harry Brooks; sister, Deanna Fox of Malakoff; wife, Sandi Russell-Jones, step-daughter, Jessica and step-son, Derek Newton and wife, Liza; grandchildren, Courtney Dunnam and Wesley Milner; great-grandchildren, Quenton and Grace Dunnam; step-grandkids, Derek and Damon Johnson and Lee and Jerome Brooks and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

TA'RELL NATHANIEL GUYNES

Fort Worth -- Ta'rell Nathaniel Guynes, 25, passed away at home on Friday, February 8, 2008, after an extended illness.
Funeral services were 11 a.m., Monday, February 11, 2008, at the Mayfield Kiser Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation was 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Ta'rell graduated from North Crowley High School in 2004. He enjoyed riding horses, swimming and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include his parents, Mark Guynes and Pam and Charles Longley; siblings, Erica and Peyton Guynes; grandparents, Shirley Guynes, Evelyn and Jack Dillingham, Jean Crabb and Nina Longley and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

FANNIE E. POULTER

Fort Worth -- Fannie E. Poulter, 82, joined her Lord in Heaven on Friday, February 8, 2008.
Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2008, in the Greenwood Chapel. She will be laid to rest at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation was 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home.
Fannie was born March 12, 1925 and spent her life being a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Good friends were made at Mamzelle Beauty Salon, where she was the receptionist for many years. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Crowley. Fannie loved to travel and visited many exciting places. However, her happiest times were spent at home with her family.
Survivors include her son, Wayne Poulter and wife, Linda; daughter, Belinda Franklin and husband, Joe; grandchildren, Rhonda Franklin, Carla Jackson and Robert Franklin; four great-grandchildren and sister, Ruth Smith.
Greenwood Funeral Home
of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 817-336-0584.

DR. ROY LEWIS "DOC" BOWDEN

Burleson -- Dr. Roy Lewis "Doc" Bowden, a retired dentist, loving husband, father, grandaddy, brother and uncle, passed away Friday, February 8, 2008, of complicaations from prostrate cancer and Alzheimer's. He was 77.
His memorial service is 11 a.m. Saturday, February 16, 2008, in the sanctuary at St. Matthews Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 380 N.W. Tarrant Ave., Burleson, with a reception following, there in the Fellowship Hall.
The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the BIG House of St. Matthews Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 380 NW Tarrant Ave. Burleson,TX 76028, or to Delta Howard's Group Home, 526 Lone Star, Joshua, TX 76058.
Roy was born on April 24, 1930, in Fort Worth to Roy M. and Hazel Woodlan Bowden and attended St. Paul's United Methodist Church. He was a resident of Fort Worth for 40 years before moving to Burleson, where he lived for the remainder of his life. Roy attended Paschal High School, Texas Wesleyan College and Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, where he graduated in 1957.
He was a member of the American Dental Association, the Fort Worth District Dental Society, the Delta Psi Chapter of the Psi Omega Fraternity, and a Charter Member of the Century Club at Baylor. He was a former member of the Lions Club in Fort Worth, and the Chamber of Commerce of Burleson.
In addition to his full time career, he found time to help build the Blue Raider baseball Field in Ft. Worth. Proven to be a high achiever in dentistry, he was a man who wore many "hats". Jesse Arranbede, Roy's brother, Don, and Roy, opened the first Pancho's Mexican Buffet. They had opened nine restaurants and employed more than 350 people by 1969.
He served as Vice President of Pamex Inc. for ten years while still working one day a week in his Wedgwood dental office. He then returned to his true passion, dentistry, to practice full time.
Roy built Elk Plaza Shopping Center and Mini-warehouses in Burleson, and moved his practice there. He hosted many barbeques for the members of the Burleson Volunteer Fire Department and their families. He loved to dabble in real estate and also owned the Burleson Feed and Seed store.
The last and most favorite of his many ventures was his U-Cut-Em Christmas tree farm where he worked many tireless hours riding on his tractor, planting and caring for his trees.
Roy was an avid sportsman. He traveled from Alaska to Mexico. He loved to fly, snow ski, fish and hunt. He loved his horses, and was a member of the APHA, AQHA, and the Jockey Club, even racing some of them. The family would like to take this time to thank the many people who helped with Roy's care over his last few years, especially his personal caregivers, Christine Richardson and Angela Trotter; his physicians, Drs. Edgar Janetzko, Michael Ross and Trey Moore, III; Colony Home Health Care of Burleson; the Gardens of Chisholm Trail in Keene; Mission Hospice of Cleburne; but, most of all, to Delta Howard's Group Home in Joshua, whose kindness, tenderness, and loving care made Roy's last days here on this earth the closest thing to heaven before going there. Thank you, Delta Howard! He is preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Sandina (Dena) of 39 years; their children, Angel Meredith and her husband, Don, and Bryan David Bowden; brother, Don Bowden and wife, Linda; sister, Elizabeth Jansen and husband, Alan; brother-in-law, Dr. Louis Montanio and wife, Micki; his grandsons, Sean and Kevin Meredith and Dylan Bowden; many nieces and nephews; his many, many friends and his beloved pets, Scarlet, Chewy and Gus.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

LINDA FAYE BARTON

Burleson -- Linda Faye Barton died Monday, February 4, 2008.
Services were 2 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church in Alvarado. Interment followed in Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at Clayton Kay Vaughan Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Lucille Mahanay and Linda Barton Scholarship Fund, St. Anthony's Episcopal Church and Mission Hospice.
On November 5, 1941, Linda Faye Barton was born to Lucille and W.H. Strickland in Cleburne. After attending Alvarado High School, she graduated summa cum laude from Texas Wesleyan University in 1962. She was an educator for over 30 years in the Joshua and Alvarado public school systems.
In 1965, she married Jackie Driver and had two children, Tracy and Toni. After her husband's death, she married Harry Barton, and they celebrated 34 years of marriage. Linda enjoyed traveling and camping with her family, loved Elvis, and treasured spending time with her grandchildren who lovingly called her Mimi.
Linda is preceded in death by her parents, Lucille and W.H. Strickland; husband, Jackie Driver; stepfather, J.C. Mahanay.
Survivors include her husband, Harry Barton; daughters, Tracy Redman and Toni Bowling; son-in-law, James Bowling; sisters, Jean Drennan and husband, Dave, Sheri Barton and husband, Rick; grandchildren, Trevor Redman, Nicholas Barton Redman, Dane William Redman and Dylan Reese Bowling; nieces and nephews, Tammy Guzman, Elizabeth Meyers, Mark Drennan and Christina Hildebrand; many cousins; great-nieces; great-nephews and wonderful friends.
Clayton Kay-Vaughan Funeral Home of Alvarado handled the arrangements. 817-783-3062.

MADELINE CAROL SMITHSON

Burleson -- Madeline Carol Smithson, 63, of Burleson, a school teacher for Joshua High School, died Monday, February 4, 2008, at her residence in Burleson.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Thursday, February 7, 2008, at the Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Caddo Cemetery in Joshua. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Joshua High School Scholarship Fund, care of Toni Landers, In memory of Madeline Smithson, or to Mission Hospice of Cleburne.
Madeline was born May 18, 1944, in Watseka, Illinois to Lloyd and Clara Houser Pence. She married Harold Edwin Smithson on March 16, 1963, in Fort Worth. She was a member of Prairie Vista Baptist Church in Godley. She was very active in Cub Scouts, football, and was den mother of Pack 618 for many years. Her passion in life was kids, and that's what her life was about.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Clara L. Hamilton; father, Lloyd Pence and a sister, Shelby Schmidt.
Survivors include her husband, Harold E. Smithson; sons, Russell S. Smithson and wife, Nuht, Brian S. Smithson and wife, Angela; brothers, Darrell Pence and wife, Jane, Arthur E. Schmidt and wife, Mary; sisters, Ramona Ross and husband, Bobby, Debra Kennedy and husband, Ron, Roxann Barfield and husband, Dale Tidwell, Janine Little and husband, Jesse; grandchildren, Cassie, Colby, Larissa and Tiffany; 14 nieces and nephews and 25 great-nieces and great-nephews.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

MARCUS E. PAYNE

Cleburne -- Marcus E. Payne, 84, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2008, at his home.
Funeral services are 2:30pm Saturday, February 9, 208 in the Rosser Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Keene Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 6-9pm on Friday, February 8, 2008, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Keene Pioneer Heritage Foundation.
Marcus was born in Elnora, IN on February 18, 1923 to Flossie Whittaker and Verne H. Payne. He married Lenora Vonhof on September 30, 1945 in Newark, NJ.
He was a pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist faith and was a member of the Josua Seventh-day Adventist church.
Marcus is survived by his wife, Lenora Payne of Keene; sons, Philip Payne of Gainesville and Mark R. Payne of Keene; daughter, Ruth Malding of Keene; brother, Dale Payne of Redlands, CA; sister, La Veta Payne of Durant, OK; grandchildren Kelly Scott, Nathan Beucler, Andrew Malding, Evan Payne, Eric Payne and Caleb Payne and seven great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences @rosserfuneralhome.net.
Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne is handling the arrangements. 817-641-4800.

DORIS SHROPSHIRE JONES
Alvarado -- Doris Elaine Jones, 80, went to be with the Lord, January 31, 2008.
Services were 2:00pm Sunday at Clayton Kay-Vaughn with Rev. Wade Taylor officiating. Visitation was 6-8 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2008, at Clayton Kay Vaughan Funeral Home in Alvarado.
Memorials may be made to the Bethany Rest Cemetery in Alvarado.
Mrs. Jones was born February 18, 1927 to John Clayton Shropshire and Annie Laura Harrison. On April 12, 1946 she married John Kenneth Jones, her high school sweetheart. She was a graduate from Alvarado High School and a member of the First Baptist Church of Alvarado.
Doris is preceded in death by her parents, husband, John Kenneth Jones and son, Steve Jones,
She is survived by her children, Kathy Jones of Alvarado TX, Luell and Debra Jones of Mesquite, TX, Troy and Marla Jones of Midland, TX; grandchildren, Kenneth Mann, Andrea Daverio, Leslie Jones, Lynsay Jones, Amanda Jones, Ben Jones, Kari Jones, Parker Jones, and Preston Jones; great-grandchild, Phillip Daverio and sister, Bonnie Baker.
Clayton Kay Vaughan Funeral Home of Alvarado handled the arrangements.
817-783-3062.

DOLORES RUTH MCRAY

ALVARADO -- Dolores Ruth McRay, 66, a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker departed from this life on Sunday, February 3, 2008 and entered into eternal rest.
Funeral services are 10 am, Thursday, February 7, 2008, at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel of Fort Worth with burial following in Laurel land Memorial Park. Visitation is 6-8 pm, Wednesday, February 6, 2008, at the funeral home.
Dolores was born to Roy and Leona Winsett on December 25, 1941 in Fort Worth, the fourth of six children. She attended school in Ken-nedale. Dolores married Marquis McRay on July 3, 1957 and had three children. Her life revolved around her family. She so enjoyed family get togethers with all her kids and grandkids.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Susie.
Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Marquis McRay; sons, Roger McRay and his wife, Jana, of Burleson, Steve McRay of Arlington; daughter, Julie and husband, Daryl Miller, of Cleburne; eight grandchildren, Keli, Amy, Laci, Tiffany, Justin, Dylan, Lindsey, and Kevin; fourbrothers, Everett Winsett and wife, Barbara, Obbie Winsett and wife, Marie, Ronnie Winsett and wife, Paula, Louis Winsett and wife, Stacey as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

WANZA JO BOOTH GANNER

Burleson -- Wanza Jo Booth Ganner, 92, of Burleson, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Graveside services are 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2008, at Rosehill Cemetery. Pastor Larry York will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Nolan River Baptist Church, 820 N. Nolan River Rd., Cleburne, TX 76033.
Wanza Jo was born October 26, 1915 in Huntington, Arkansas to Robert and Addie Sims Booth. She married Jack Ganner on July 24, 1937 in Ada, Oklahoma.
Mrs. Ganner was a real estate and banking secretary. She was a member of Nolan River Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Jack Ganner in 1994 and son, Bobby Joe Ganner in 1947.
Wanza Jo Ganner is survived by her daughter, Sandy Barham and husband, Robert, of Burleson; granddaughters, Terri Horn and husband, Rodney, of Burleson and Tammi Witte of Burleson; three great-granddaughters, Brittni Kilpatrick and husband, Justin, Brandi Witte and Brooklyn Witte, all of Burleson; two great-great-grandchildren, Caden and Camden Kilpatrick, both of Burleson and several other relatives and friends.
You may send condolences, view her obituary and see her photo at www.cpcleburne.com.
Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. 817-648-0522.

ALVA DORIS DYER

Burleson -- Alva Doris Dyer, 80, retired Hood County and District Clerk, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Funeral servicess are 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2008, at the Acton Baptist Church with burial following in the Acton Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wiley Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Community Hospice of Texas-Fort Worth.
Mrs. Dyer was born May 25, 1927, in Haskell, Texas, to Alva Oran and Ida Mae Smith. She married Ernest Byron Dyer, August 10, 1945, in Rossville, Georgia.
She served as the Hood County District Clerk for many years and retired from the General Services Administration in Fort Worth.
Mrs. Dyer was a member of the Acton Baptist Church.
A special thank you to Sherry Christian and to all of the friends of Doris at the Covenant Place of Burleson.
Survivors include sons, Lyndon Andrew Dyer and wife, Camille, of Burleson, Douglas Dyer and wife, Lilia, of Garner, Texas; grandchildren, Christopher Dyer, Matthew Dyer, Sean Dyer, Brandon Dyer; sisters, Dorothy McBrayer of Hixon, Tennessee, Bobbie Gass of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Donnie Primavera of Granbury; brothers, Glenn Smith of Higdon, Alabama and Dan Smith of Granbury.
Wiley Funeral Home of Granbury is handling the arrangements. 817-573-3000.

MAY "MAZIE" MILLER
Keene -- May "Mazie" Miller, 76, of Keene, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2008, in Keene.
A memorial service will be held at a later time.
Mrs. Miller was born in Dibble, Oklahoma on April 23, 1931, the daughter of Georgia (Mason) and Earl Wells. She married Frank Miller in Choctaw, Oklahoma on June 11, 1949.
Mazie Miller is survived by her husband, Frank Miller of Keene; daughter, Diana Kaye Strub of Granbury; brother, David Lapham of Harrah, Oklahoma; sister, Erma Jean Phillips of Ardmore, Oklahoma; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank all of their friends for the kindness shown them during this difficult time.
Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@ rosserfuneralhome.net.
Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne is handling the arrangments. 817-641-4800.

KAROL BENNETT PRICE

Alvarado -- Karol Bennett Price, a loving husband, daddy and pawpaw went to be with his Lord on January 17, 2008, spending his last days at home looking out at the lake. He was 73.
Funeral services were 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2008, at the Alvarado Church of Christ. Interment followed in Glenwood Cemetery in Alvarado.
In memory of Bennett, contributions may be sent to the Alvarado Church of Christ Youth Group or Mission Hospice of Cleburne.
Bennett was born September 7, 1934 in Merkel, Texas. He married Patsy Watson on April 7, 1961.
After being drafted into the US Army, he served his time and was honorably discharged on January 31, 1963. He made Alvarado his home in 1971.
Bennett worked as a General Manager for M Transport of Cleburne until he became disabled. He spent the rest of his days enjoying his family, his home and his church family from the Alvarado Church of Christ.
Bennett was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Winnie Price of Stephenville.
Left behind to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 46 years, Patsy Watson Price; daughter, Karol Price Woodard and husband, David; son, Kelly Bennett Price and wife, Robin, and 5 grandchildren who were the joy of his later years: Jessica and Paige Woodard, and Ryan, Kory and Kinley Price, all of Alvarado. Also, he leaves sisters, Faye Pack and Sandra Elliott of Stephenville, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jim and Snookie Gresham of Benbrook and a host of nieces and nephews.
Clayton Kay-Vaughan Funeral Home of Alvarado handled the arrangements. 817-783-3062.

SAMUEL PATRICK EVANS

Conroe -- Samuel Patrick Evans, 80, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2008, at his home in Conroe, Texas
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church in Conroe with Rev. Bill Posey officiating. Interment will follow in Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday, January 22, 2008, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Cashner Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Kyle Chancey, Chris Chancey, Alex Evans, John Burge, Ralph Lawson and Larry Klotz.
Sam Evans was born Samuel Patrick Evans on May 11, 1927 in Rock Creek, Texas. He was raised on the family farm near Rock Creek until 1947 when the family purchased property near Cleburne, Texas. Sam graduated from Joshua High School in 1946.
In 1964, Sam, his wife, Martha, and their three children moved to Conroe and Sam became President of Conroe Savings and Loan. As the Savings and Loan business increased, the name was changed to First Federal Savings and Loan of Conroe and Sam continued as president until his retirement in 1992. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Conroe. Sam was a Master Mason in the Grand Lodge of Texas A.F. & A.M., Lodge #315 in Cleburne, Texas, was a member of the Knights of Pythias and past President of the Conroe Rotary Club. He had a membership in the Sons of the American Revolutionary War, Freedom Chapter #38 of Texas and the Sons of the Confederate Veterans. His favorite hobbies were dove and quail hunting.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Martha Belle Evans of Conroe; sons, Samuel Dennis Evans and wife, Lisa, of New Waverly and Patrick Haynes Evans and wife, Debbie, of Kingwood; daughter, Sharon Diann Chancey and husband, Doug, of Clear Lake; sisters, Frances Bursey of Cleburne and Dorothy Hanna of Godley; grandchildren, Stephanie Butkus, Stacy Volkmer, Sandra Woodward, Kyle Chancey, Christopher Chancey, Alex Evans, Jacob Colburn and Erin Lozano; great grandchildren, John Butkus, Chloe Butkus, Brooks Butkus, Trinity Woodward, Mackenzie Woodward, Matthew Chancey, Ashley Colburn, Kylie Chancey and Salome Colburn.
"To deal justly, love mercy and walk humbly." Those were the words and philosophy of one of Conroe's veteran financial leaders, Sam Evans.
Cashner Funeral Home of Conroe, TX is handling the arrangements. 936-756-2126.

ROY A. THACKER

Keene -- Roy A. Thacker, 90 , of Keene, passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2008, at his home.
His funeral service was 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Chapel with Pastor Jim Hoehn officiating. Graveside services followed at 4 p.m. at Eden Cemetery in Nacogdoches, Texas. The family received visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, January, 21, 2008, at Rosser Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Jerry Ullrich, Jeffrey Ullrich, Danny Grossman, Adam Kerbs, Frank Peterson and Elijah Jackson.
Mr. Thacker was born in Weatherford, OK on January 31, 1917, the son of Nina Maker and Oscar Thacker. He married Merle Stinson on September 28, 1940, in Weatherford, OK.
Roy was a retired cabinet maker and a member of the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Mr. Thacker was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Charles Allen Thacker.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Merle Thacker, of Keene; daughter, Beverly Ullrich and husband, Jerry, of Keene; grandchildren, Jeffrey Ullrich and Cheri Grossman; great grandchildren, Alyssa, Brooke and Aubrey Grossman.
Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@ rosserfuneralhome.net.
Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 817-641-4800.

RUSSELL A. SCHREINER

Burleson -- Russell A. Schreiner, 22, of Burleson went to heaven to be with his Lord Friday, January 18, 2008.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at the Burleson Church of Christ. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Born January 12, 1986 in Fort Worth to Kelly Henderson and Debbie Schreiner, Russell was a loving son, brother, grandson and friend. He was loved by everyone.
Russell loved tennis, music, singing and writing poetry.
Survivors include mother, Debbie Mathis of Godley; father, Kelly Henderson of Burleson; stepfathers, Jerry Gibbard of Godley and Mark Mathis of Fort Worth; sisters, Linsey Mathis of Burleson and Samantha Mathis of Fort Worth; grandparents, Alfred and Elizabeth Schreiner of Burleson, Kenneth and Sharon Mathis of Burleson, Edith and Bill Gibbard of Mullin, Margaret and Lewis Henderson of Burleson; great-grandmother, Bernice Sager of Joshua and best friends, Josh, Jesse and John.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

LLOYD B. EDGETT

Burleson -- Lloyd B. Edgett, 95, a retired manager for Phillips Petroleum, died Saturday, January 19, 2008, at his Burleson residence.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2008, at First Baptist Church of Burleson. Interment will be in Inglewood Cemetery, Inglewood, California. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Mr. Edgett was born October 7, 1912, in Logan, Kansas, to Fred and Edna Ellis Edgett.
Lloyd was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather who loved woodworking and building wooden toys for his grandchildren. He also loved gardening, horses, livestock and dancing.
He was very involved in scouting and 4H with his children. He loved doing things for children and loved taking the grandchildren boating.
Survivors include sons, Dave Edgett of Beaumont, California, Gill Edgett and wife, Mary, of Burleson; daughter, Bev Findley of Torrance, California; brother, Wayne of Scottsdale, Arizona; sister, Wuanita of Wichita, Kansas and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

GEORGE LINCOLN DAVIS

Alvarado -- George Lincoln Davis, 62, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2008, at home.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Alvarado. Burial will be in Harmony Baptist Cemetery, Elizabethton, TN.
Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at the funeral home.
George was born February 8, 1945 to W. Patton "Hicks" Davis and Mary Stout in Elizabethton, TN. He married his wife, Leona, on May 27, 1977, and they enjoyed 30 years of marriage.
Mr. Davis was an avid fisherman and hunter, and also served in the U. S. Army as an M.P. in the K-9 Corp.
He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.
George is survived by his wife, Leona Booth Day Davis; daughters, Suzette Davis of Stephenville and Crystal Holmes and husband, Barry, of Grandview; grandchild, Cassidy Holmes of Grandview; sisters, Shirley Perkins, Correne Wilcox, Patty Murry, Pele Elliot and brothers, I.B. "Buzz" Davis and Leroy Willis, all of Elizabethton.
Clayton Kay-Vaughn Funeral Home of Alvarado handled the arrangements. 817-783-3062.

STUART A. HUFFMAN

Burleson -- Stuart A. Huffman, Sr., 88, passed away Monday, January 14, 2008.
His funeral service is 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church of Joshua, with entombment to follow at Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Emery J. Lilge Hospice House, 301 Medpark Circle, Burleson, Texas 76028.
Stuart was a 20-year U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was in law enforcement for over 20 years, during which time he was elected as and served as Johnson County sheriff for 12 years. He received the distinguished service award from Reserve Law Officers Association of America. He was a 32nd-degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Moslah Shrine Temple of Fort Worth. Stuart enjoyed fishing, gadgets, the senior center and computer eyeball chats with his son, and he loved spending time with his grandchildren. Stuart was featured in the Texas Monthly, Texas Sheriffs' "They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To" of the November 1984 edition.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth; three brothers; and one sister.
Stuart is gone to meet his Lord and Ruth, the mother of his children. He was a loving and faithful gentleman and a man of integrity.
The family would like to thank the entire staff of Huguley Hospital and of the Emery J. Lilge Hospice House.
Survivors: Wife, Dorothy Huffman of Burleson; children, Stuart Huffman Jr. and wife, Shirley, James Huffman and wife, Patty, Linda Goins and husband, Robert, Glenda Elliott and husband, Robert, Joe Huffman and wife, Connie, Mary Vargas and husband, Ron, Colleen Brooks and Billy G. Horton and wife, Norma; grandchildren, Gary, Stuart "Scooter", Lonnie, Jason, Kevin, Shelly, Chris, Robin, Teri, Lisa, Karen, Diane and Daniel; 20 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members; and a multitude of friends.

RONALD G. PAYNE

Keene -- Ronald G. Payne, 74, of Keene, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2008, in Cleburne.
The funeral service was 3 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2008, in the Rosser Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Keene Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Payne was born in Long Beach, California on February 22, 1933 to Wanda Sturman and Thomas Clayton Payne.
Ronald Payne and Judith Verlo were married on February 23, 2003 in Granbury, Texas. He served his country in the United States Air Force and was retired as a physical therapist. Mr. Payne was a member of the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Dorothea Payne; daughter, Lisa Voth; son-in-law, David Voth and sister, Susan Bellips.
Ronald Payne is survived by his wife, Judith Payne of Keene; son Steven Payne and wife, Brenda, of Erie, Colorado; step-son, Brad Jamison and wife, Gina, of Loma Linda, California; step-daughter, Lori Northrop and husband, Lloyd, of Keene; brother, T. C. Payne of San Diego, California and five grandchidren.
Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@ rosserfuneralhome.net.
Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne, Texas handled the arrangements. 817-641-4800.

ROZELL MARCELLUS "DOC" MEDDERS

Burleson - Rozell Marcellus "Doc" Medders went to be with our Lord on Thursday, January 10, 2008, after a long battle with cancer.
Memorial services are 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 19th at Living Water Church in Burleson.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to Community Hospice of Texas, 1208-B West Henderson Street, Cleburne, TX 76033.
Doc was born May 8, 1924 in Eden, TX to Sidney and Ollie May, one of 9 children.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corp. during World War II and was stationed at Midway. The first time he saw the ocean was upon joining the Marine Corp.
After military service, he graduated from Chiropractic school in 1950 and practiced for several years in Stamford, TX.
In the mid 1950's, Doc moved to Ft. Worth where he met and married his wife, Bonnie Jean Pruitt. At this time he entered the banking business and started his family. They moved to Burleson in 1958. He loved his farm, where he worked with his pecan trees and gardened.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Bonnie Sue, his parents and several siblings.
Doc is survived by his wife, Bonnie Jean; children: Marc Medders, Kurt and Carol Medders, Brad and Suzy Medders and Cross and Kay Medders; 11 precious grandchildren and 4 very precious great-grandchildren.

MARIE McMATH

Burleson -- Marie McMath, 87, of Burleson, a retired school teacher, died Tuesday January 8, 2008, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2008, at Burleson Church of Christ. Burial followed in Burleson Memorial Park. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Marie was born December 13, 1920, in Denton to William L. and Mattie Lora Marshall Egan. She married James Gordon McMath on June 29, 1943, in Walla Walla, Washington.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who gave her family much love and wisdom throughout her life. Marie was a member of the Burleson Church of Christ. She loved reading, bird watching, painting, and ceramics.
A past superintendent of the Brownwood State School for Girls, a former member of Delta Cappa Gamma and Zeta Gathian, she touched the lives of many students and was loved by all who knew her. She was a lifelong democrat, best friend to her children and taught them well how to shop. Marie was happiest surrounded by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and family.
Mrs. McMath was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Survivors include son, James McMath II and wife, Nancy, of Burleson; daughters, Mary Schaule and Paul Wethington of Burleson, Patricia Gomez and husband, Tony, of Burleson, Susan Platt and husband, Reg, of Dallas; sisters, Lucille Worley of Burleson, Oretha Matsler of Arlington; grandchildren, Jodi Wise, William Schaule and wife, Leah, Becky McMath, Jimmy McMath, Cody McMath, Moses Gomez, Lindi Gomez; and eight great-grandchildren.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

OHELON "HELEN" ELLIS

Burleson -- Ohelon "Helen" Ellis, 78, passed peacefully Tuesday, January 1, 2008, as a result of Alzheimer's disease.
Her funeral services were 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Emerald Hills Memorial Chapel. Burial followed in Emerald Hills Memorial Park. Visitation was from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Ellis retired from the Burleson Independent School District after many faithful years in food service. A devoted member of Alsbury Baptist Church, she was very patriotic and loved God and her country.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Sid Ellis and her son, Ray Ellis.
Survivors include brother, John Robbins; sons, James Ellis and wife, Gay, and Troy Ellis and wife, Tracy; daughters, Billie Sue Blundon and husband, Greg, Kay Nation and husband, Charley, and their godson, Stephen McCurley; grandson, Terry Ellis; grandson and spouses, Matt and Christi Ellis, Jeremiah and Michelle Lozier; grandsons, Kevin, Christian and Dylan; great-granddaughters, Sydney and Emma Lozier and best and dearest friend, Betty Smith.
Emerald Hills Funeral Home of Kennedale handled the arrangements. 817-572-1681.

ANN A. McDONOUGH
Burleson -- Ann McDonough passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2008, at a local nursing home.
There will be no service.
Survivors include her husband, David, and stepson, Michael, of Burleson.

ERNEST L. ROBERTS

Keene -- Ernest L. Roberts, 79, a long time Pendleton, OR resident, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at his home after a battle with lymphoma.
Funeral services were 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Pendleton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Harris Jr. Academy, or your favorite charity, through Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801.
Ernest was born April 11, 1928 in Silsbee, TX to Emmett H. and Mattie Lee (Jennings) Roberts, the seventh of eight siblings. He spent his childhood on a small farm in the piney woods of east Texas. His father worked in a refinery in Baytown, TX while his mother, Mattie, was a homemaker. The Roberts family moved to Keene, TX in 1941, where he attended both public and private schools for his education. He completed 2 years of college at Southwestern Jr. College in Keene.
He went into military service in 1951 and worked as a medic at the 14th field hospital in Pusan, Korea during the Korean War. While in basic training in Maryland, friends introduced him to Jean Engel of Erie, PA. In 1953, upon his discharge from the service, he and Jean were married.
Mr. Roberts began his post-service work with Harris Pine Mills of Pendleton and worked at various jobs in branch plants as well, serving 35 years with the company.
Ernest was an active member in the Adventist Church, most recently mowing the lawns at Harris Jr. Academy. He and Jean also served as senor volunteers for two school years in Honolulu, HI at Hawaiian Mission Elementary and Intermediate Christian School.
He also enjoyed gardening and working with wood.
Mr. Roberts was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and a sister.
Ernest is survived by his wife, Jean; sons, David of Mars Hill, NC, Keith of Custer, WA and John of Pendleton; daughter, Sandra Fontaine of Mars Hill, NC; brother, Harvey of Keene, TX; sisters, Daisy Keeney of Hickman, CA and Ellen Green of Victorville, CA; three grandchildren and one step-granddaughter.

PEARLINE PHILLIPS

Joshua -- Pearline Phillips, 75, of Joshua, a homemaker, died Thursday, January 3, 2008, in Cleburne. Graveside Services were 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2008, in Union Hill Cemetery in Joshua. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Lela Pearline Phillips was born March 6, 1932 in Johnson County to Isaac and Nobie Carlock Bransom. She married Alford R. "Pete" Phillips on January 30, 1953 in Joshua.
Pearline enjoyed Flea Markets and cooking and was a member of Union Hill Presbyterian Church in Joshua.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother, Leo Bransom. Survivors include sons, Alan Phillips and wife, Kari, of Burleson, Henry Phillips of Joshua; sisters, Debra Harris of Joshua and Irene Barnes of Joshua; step sister, Mary Logan of Fort Worth; grandsons, Austin and Dustin Phillips and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

LOREE MOORE

Keene -- Mrs. Loree Moore, 93, of Keene, passed away Monday, December 31, 2007, in Fort Worth.
Services were 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2008, in the Cleburne Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor Ingo Sorke officiated. Burial followed in Greenacres Memorial Park in Cleburne. Pallbearers were David Wallace, Steve Wallace, Ron Layland, Johnny Reilly, Jeff Hadley and Ross McClain. Mrs. Moore was born October 19, 1914 in Joshua, Texas to Henry Olin Hadley and Eva June Curry Hadley. She married W. A. Moore on October 28, 1934.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Cleburne Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Loree Moore is survived by husband, W. A. Moore of Keene; daughter, Elwyn Lagene Moore of Cleburne; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
You may send condolences, view her obituary and see the photo at www.cpcleburne. com.
Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home handled the arrangements. 817-648-0522.

MARILEE STEED SMITH

Joshua -- Marilee Steed Smith, 95, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Saturday, December 29, 2007.
Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 3, 2008, at the First Baptist Church in Garland. Burial will be 3:00 p.m. in Caddo Cemetery in Joshua, TX. Visitation was 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2008, at Williams Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Friendship House, First Baptist Church of Garland.
Marilee was born August 12, 1912 in Portales, New Mexico. She married her
college sweetheart Doyle A. Smith in 1940, who preceded her in death in 1999.
She taught school for 38 years, 25 of them in the Garland schools.
Mrs. Smith was an active member of the First Baptist Church for over 50 years,
served as President of the local Toastmasters and was a founding member of the Garland chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, a professional teacher's sorority.
She grew up in Joshua, TX with her parents, Lee Steed and Etta Frances Stoker Steed, three brothers and a sister. Marilee enjoyed her church, her family and traveling the world.
Survivors include her sons, Rex Smith and D.A. Smith and wife, Meredith, all of Garland; brother, Charles Steed of Joshua; grandchildren, Jeniene Young of Ennis, Brandon Smith of Garland and Sarah Switzer of
Granbury; 5 great-grandchildren, Joshua, Nicholas, and Gabriel Young, Taylor Smith and Zoie Switzer.
Williams Funeral Home of Garland is handling the arrangements. 972-276-5000.

DONNA SIFFORD

Burleson -- Donna Sifford, 66, a Realtor in the Burleson area for over 35 years, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2007, after a brief battle with cancer.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Burleson. Burial will follow in Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation is 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice of North Texas.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Frances Nelson and husband, Doyle Sifford, Sr. in 2004.
Survivors include sons, Doyle Ray, Jr. and wife, Tonya, Bryan and Danny and wife, Angelia; brother, Sid Nelson and wife, Jeanie; sister, Debbie Smith and husband, Truman; grandchildren, Lacee and Chelsea, Jessica, Eric, Joey and Tyler, Drew and Shay and great-grandson, Ian.

HELEN JEAN BARNES

Burleson -- Helen Jean Barnes, 75, of Burleson, died Sunday, December 23, 2007, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2007, at Boulevard Baptist Church in Burleson. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, December 26, 2007, at Mountain Valley Funeral Home with burial following in Burleson Memorial Park.
Helen was born June 29, 1932, in Cleburne to Hulen Otis and Geneva Hall Skinner. She married Earl Dewane Barnes, who preceded her in death in January 2005. She retired from Gamma Engineering in 1999.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and was a faithful member of Boulevard Baptist Church.
Helen was also preceded in death by her parents, sister, Barbara Rychlik and brother, Gerald Skinner.
Survivors include her son, Richard Barnes and wife, Bettye, of Burleson; daughters, Vickie Smith, Judy Cagle and Connie Linch, all of Burleson; sister, Annette Lain of Burleson; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

MARSHALL C. TIDWELL
Keene -- Marshall C. Tidwell, 81, of Keene, TX passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2007, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services were Sunday, December 30, 2007, at the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church with Pastor Phil Robertson officiating. Burial followed in the Keene Cemetery. The family received visitors 6-8 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2007, at Rosser Funeral Home.
Marshall was born in Cass County, Texas on July 16, 1926 the son of Evie Mae (Riggins) and Oscar Tidwell.
He served his country in the United States Army and was retired as a telecommunications lineman.
Mr. Tidwell was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Ordell Riggins.
Survivors include his daughter, Kay Russell of Grand Terrace, CA; granddaughters, Kelly Reed and Zoe Reed, and brother, Lelon Tidwell.
Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@ rosserfuneralhome.net.
Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 817-641-4800. www.rosserfuneralhome.net

LELAND C. HARTMAN
1924-2007
Alvarado -- Leland C. "Lee" Hartman, 82, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 19, 2007, while at home.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Sunday, December 23, 2007, at the First Baptist Church of Alvarado. Interment followed in Pleasant Point Cemetery. Visitation was 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Clayton-Kay Vaughan Funeral Home in Alvarado.
Memorials may be made to the Thompson Baptist Church building fund.
Lee was born to John Wesley and Jennie Hartman in Uniontown, Kansas. He served as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Mary Lou Davis on November 11, 1945 in Joliet, Illinois.
An ordained Baptist minister for 34 years, Lee also served as the bus director at Boulevard Baptist Church in Burleson and Thompson Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Kaye; grandson, Gary Gene; brother, John Lyle Hartman and sister, Glessnor Brunk.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Hartman; children, Terryl Lee Hartman, Leland C. "Lee" Hartman, Jr. and wife, Linda, Wesley Hartman and wife, Susan, and Robin Johnson; grandchildren, Traci, Reggie, Rebekah, Collin, Lee III, Jon, Shelly, Terry, Laura, Rikki, Kellen, Jennifer, Eric and Scott and 12 great-grandchidren.
Clayton-Kay Vaughan Funeral Home of Alvarado handled the arrangements. 817-783-3062.

FRANKIE ROBINS EDWARDS

Fort Worth -- Frankie Ruth Robins Edwards passed away peacefully Wednesday,
Dec. 26, 2007, at the age of 90 years, with her husband, children and grandchildren at her side.
Her Celebration of Life service was 10 a.m. Saturday, December 29, 2007 at First United Methodist Church of
Joshua, Hwy. 174 and Linda Drive, Joshua. Visitation with family was at the church following the memorial service. Afterward, there was a private burial service in Greenwood Memorial Park.
The family requests no flowers. Donations may be made in Frankie's name to First United Methodist Church of Joshua or to a charity of choice.
Mrs. Edwards was born July 28, 1917, at Shooks Chapel near Sulphur Springs, to Alice Emily Hancock Coppedge Robins and Jack Robins. After her mother died, Frankie was reared by her older half-sister, Ruby Robins, and her
husband, W.H. Robins, with help from her half-sister, Ethyl Coppedge.
The family lived in Dallas, where Frankie graduated from Woodrow Wilson High
School in 1934. She attended North Texas Agricultural College for two years.
After moving to Fort Worth, Frankie met W.B. Edwards, Jr. in the Young Adult Class at Central Methodist Church in Fort Worth. Their first date was planned for New Year's Eve of 1937, but W.B. had to cancel as he had to "pick" turkeys at the family grocery store. The couple married Sunday, May
22, 1938, at the gazebo at Fort Worth Botanical Garden at 8:00 a.m. surrounded by beautiful roses. They celebrated their 69th wedding
anniversary in May with a family party at Mirabella Assisted Living where they moved in January 2007.
They lived in South Fort Worth until 1954, when they moved to a farm in Joshua with their four children. Frankie was a homemaker. Tender pie crusts were her speciality, with many requests for cherry, chocolate and pecan pies.
She and Daddy enjoyed working in their garden and canning their homegrown
vegetables.
Frankie was a loving wife and mother. The "big" room in our home made a wonderful dance floor, with teenagers filling the house on many occasions.
Mother was a Sunday School teacher at First United Methodist Church of Joshua and a cub scout den mother. She and Daddy attended numerous junior high and high school sporting events while their four children were participating. In
later years they attended more sporting events to watch their grandchildren
play.
The family would like to thank her loving caregivers: Nina, Brigette, Doris, Shuntel and Shina. Special thanks to the nurses and staff of Harris Southwest, Broadway Plaza at Cityview and Mirabella Assisted Living.
Survivors include husband, W.B. Edwards, Jr. of Fort Worth; children, Alice Ollar,
W.B. (Bill) Edwards and his wife, Judy, Ellen Miller and her husband, Bob and John Edwards; brother, Paul Robins; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; a number of nieces and nephews and many friends.
Greenwood Funeral Home
of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 817-336-0584.

VIRGINIA JOYCE DYER

Alvarado -- Virginia Joyce Dyer, 58, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2007.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Virginia was born November 16, 1949 in Atlanta, Georgia to Woodson Harris and Katherine Virginia Roper.
She was of the Baptist faith and a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed.
Virginia is survived by husband, Roy Dyer of Alvarado; son, Chainey Dyer and wife, Trasenda; daughters, Danielle Denise Dryer Whitehead and husband, Stephen, and Angela Darlene Nix Fuller; grandchildren, Stephenie, Gianna, Garret, Donoven, Isabel, Logan, Martin, Levi, Hailey and Aryan and brother, William Frank Roper.
Clayton Kay Vaughan Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. 817-783-3062.

W. E. "BILL" LEDBETTER

Burleson -- W.E. "Bill" Ledbetter, 76, passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2007.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Thursday, December 20, 2007, at the Laurel Land of Burleson Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Burleson Memorial Park. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Bill retired from Chevron after 20 years as a truck driver.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Doris; sons, Jimmie Ledbetter and wife, Linda, Jerry Ledbetter, Scott Ledbetter and wife, Grace; daughters, Jackie Ledbetter, Pam Patterson and husband, Todd, and Monica Klucher; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Virginia Hill, Marilyn Kiser and husband, Bill; brother, Harold Ledbetter and numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends.

OMA SIDDALL

Burleson -- Oma Siddall, 82, went to be with the Lord and her dearly departed husband on Thursday, December 13, 2007.
Services were 3:00 p.m. Monday, December 17, 2007, in the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel with Rev. Mike Haley officiating. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Sunday, December 16, 2007, at the funeral home.
Oma was born in New Mexico on June 29, 1925 to Joseph and Claira Robertson, one of ten children. She met her husband, Amos Siddall, and they married May 4, 1946 in Fort Worth. Amos preceded her in death in February 1983.
She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She never met a stranger and loved taking care of everyone.
Oma was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.
Survivors include her sons, James and wife, Karen, and Larry; daughter, Linda Rhorer and husband, David; 7 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five sisters; one brother; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
You may send condolences, view obituary and see photo at www.cpcleburne.com.
Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home handled the arrangements. 817-648-0522.

RETA FAY GERVIN

Burleson -- Reta Fay Gervin joined her husband, Fred, in rest on Friday, December 14, 2007.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2007, at Laurel Land Chapel of the Chimes. Interment will follow at the Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Survivors include daughter, Debbie Gaston and husband, Gary; son, Randy Gervin and wife, Frankie; grandchildren, Justin Gervin and wife, Nichole, Michelle, Christine and Diedra Gaston; great-granddaughter, Emma; brothers, Gerald Long, Earnest Long and wife, Wanda, and Albert Long; twin sister, Wanda Mount and her husband, Fred; sister-in-law, Barbara Gervin and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

PATRICIA L. PRESCHER

Burleson -- Patricia L. Prescher, 57, a loving wife, mother and friend, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2007.
Funeral services are 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2007, in the Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow in the Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Patricia was born August 12, 1950, to Curtis and Lottie Gage. She dedicated her life to her kids and grandchildren and the light of her life, Jerry. Patricia was an avid animal lover. She could always be found near the laughter of her family. She lived life to the fullest and will be missed by all who knew her.
Preceding her in death were her dad, Curtis Dial Gage; Mother, Lottie Louise Gage and brother, James "Jimmy" Gage.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Jerry Prescher; daughter, Donna Stephen and husband, Craig; son, Jimmy Prescher and wife, Lisa; daughter, Stephanie Bedunah and husband, Dylan; son, Cody Prescher; grandchildren, Scott, Lexi, Mackenzie, Hunter, Cade, Brock and Addylan; sister, Joyce Boesl and husband, Gene; brother, Curtiss Gage; mother-in-law, Thelma Walker; numerous nieces and nephews; her beloved dogs, Jasmine and Little Miss Lottie and a host of extended family and friends.

THOMAS HORACE COPELAND

Fort Worth -- Thomas Horace Copeland, 88, passed away Friday, December 14, 2007.
Graveside services were 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 17, 2007, in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation was 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday, December 16, 2007, at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home.
Tom was born September 11, 1919 in Rio Vista to Horace P. and Isabella Copeland. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II.
He was a member of Sagamore Hill Baptist Church, a deacon and Sunday school teacher for more than 30 years.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Ethel Phyllis Copeland; sons, Phillip T. Copeland and wife, Janet, of Fort Worth and Christopher A. Copeland and wife, Valeria, of N. Little Rock, AR; grandchildren, Angela Copeland, John Copeland and Kristal Hill; five great-grandchildren and Tom's only surviving sister, Loyce Lasater of Crowley.
Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home & Crematory of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 817-336-0345.

FANNY KATHLEEN MARTIN BEAN

Crowley -- Fanny Kathleen Martin Bean, of Crowley, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2007.
Services have been entrusted to Baumgardner's Funeral Home. The viewing was Tuesday, December 11, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Baumgardner's Chapel in Crowley. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2007, also at the chapel in Crowley. Graveside services will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Born October 27, 1925 in Ft. Worth, Kathleen was the beloved only child of Ioma and Roy D. Martin of Ft. Worth. She attended public schools through high school graduation there.
Kathleen married Eldon Doyle Bean on December 12, 1947, and together they raised three children, Janice Rene, Roy Eldon and Randolph Doyle.
A lifetime Baptist, Kathleen was baptized at an early age and was active in the church all her life. Her mother purchased her a violin in New York City and Kathleen began playing at the age of six. She entertained and played in church for many years until about age 70 when arthritis ended her playing.
She traveled and saw much of the world during her lifetime. This outgoing woman never met a stranger and she prided herself on always being available to help others.
Kathleen was Crowley's first Emergency Manager Coordinator and, in that capacity, worked closely with the Crowley Police Force.
During her sons' years in high school at Crowley and Burleson, she went with the basketball team on the bus every place they went. She always said her children and grandchildren were the joys of her life.
Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 49 years, Eldon Doyle Bean, a son, Roy Eldon Bean, and her grandson, Storm Allen St. Clair.
Left behind to cherish her memory are her children, Dr. Rene Ferrell of Bakersfield, California, Randolph Doyle Bean and wife, Christine, of Lake Tenkiller, Oklahoma; "adopted" daughter Elizabeth Lundy of Crowley, Texas; grandchildren, Shannon Michelle Ferrell of Houston, Aaron Doyle Bean and wife, Dawn, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Tiffany Renee Bruno and husband, Nathan, of Dallas; "adopted" granddaughter, Lois Lundy of Crowley and great-grandchild, Logan Richard Bruno of Dallas.
Baumgardner Funeral Home of Crowley is handling the arrangements. 817-297-1116.

HAROLD RAY "H.R." BEAN

Fort Worth -- Harold Ray "H.R." Bean, 86, passed away Friday, December 7, 2007, the 66th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, at a local hospital.
Celebration of life is 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2007, in Brown, Owens &
Brumley's Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. The family
received friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2007, at the funeral home.
H.R. was born December 14, 1920, in Fort Worth to the late Charles Albin and Johnnie Curtis Bean
He proudly served our country in the U. S. Navy and was a survivor of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He also received the Purple Heart medal for his service at Guadalcanal during World War II.
H.R. attended the University of Texas and received his
BBA in accounting. He retired from General Dynamics after 27 dedicated years of service; he was also vice president of First National Bank of Rockport for over 10 years.
Some of H.R.'s most enjoyable hobbies included golf, fishing, bowling, doing crossword puzzles, reading mystery novels, and he was an avid sports fan. H.R. was a former member of Western Hills United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Kathryn Bonner Bean; sons, William C. "Bill" Bean and wife, Roxanne, and Robert J. "Bob" Bean and wife, Amy; daughters, Martha Bean and Paula Oredson and husband, Kevin; granddaughters, Keri Spivey and Kirsten Lester and husband, Kyle, Tara,
Jilli and Aubrey Bartlett; grandsons, Charlie Bean, Zed Bean, Preston Bean and wife, Megan, Jake Bean and wife, Alison, and Jerren Oredson
and wife, Ashlee; great-grandchildren, Sean, Madison, Kalyn, Boston, Katie, Lane, Ayden, Austen and Addison; sister, Jo Hoffman and husband, Jake, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 817-335-4557.

 

SHERI YALE
Burleson -- Sheri Yale, 44, of Burleson, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2007, in Burleson.
Funeral services were 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, December 11, 2007, at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Hillsboro with Pastor Walter Albers officiating. Interment followed in Walling Cemetery, in Malone, Texas. Visitation was 6-8 P.M. Monday, December 10, 2007, at the funeral home.
Sheri was born in Fort Worth, Texas on April 23, 1963, the daughter of Vernon and Betty (Perry) Giebler.
She loved spending time with family and friends, loved animals very much and was also an avid music fan.
Sheri was employed by Dr. Jerome B. Tulecke in Fort Worth as office manager, and was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Whitney.
Her father, Vernon Giebler, preceded her in death on July 9, 1999.
Survivors include her mother, Betty Giebler of Burleson; brother: Daryl Giebler and wife, Dorie, of Crowley; niece, Barbie Slack and husband, Jeff, of Crowley; nephew, Eddie Smith and wife, Stephanie, of Burleson; 3 great nieces, 2 great nephews and numerous cousins, other relatives and friends
Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors of Hillsboro, handled the arrangements. 254-582-2581.

TINSIE IRENE LARISON

Alvarado -- Tinsie Irene Essary Larison passed away Friday, November 30, 2007.
Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2007, at the Church of Christ in Alvarado. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Clayton Kay Vaughan Funeral Home in Alvarado.
Mrs. Larison was born December 15, 1926 to James Elmo Essary and Annie Rebeca Gammill in Wellington.
Her parents and siblings, F.E. "Bubbie" Essary and Annie Lorene Essary Adcock, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Calvin Leon Larison; son, Lex Larison and wife, Angela; daughter, Kim Larison Lancaster; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Clayton Kay-Vaughan Funeral Home of Alvarado handled the arrangements. 817-783-3062.

BETTY COOKE

Cleburne ­ Betty Cooke, 80, of Cleburne, passed away Friday, November 30, 2007, in Cleburne.
Her funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2007, in the Rosser Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert A. Graham officiating. Interment followed in Rosehill Cemetery in Cleburne. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, December 3, 2007, at Rosser Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Christopher C. Cooke, Douglas Cooke Dobbins, Judge Wayne Bridewell, District Attorney Dale Hanna, Judge Roger Harmon, Commissioner R. C. McFall, Darrell Miles and Bob Moore.
Serving as Honorary Pallbearers were Jimmy Cooke, Joe Cooke, Johnny Cooke, John Hague, Bill Abraham, Jimmy Campbell, Dr. Joe Potter and Benson Shehorn.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Betty was born in Beaumont, Texas, on December 24, 1926, to J. M. and Johnnie MacDonald. She graduated in 1944 from South Park High School in Beaumont; and then went on to Baylor University, majoring in business. She attended two years at Baylor, at which time she married Charles C. Cooke, Jr.
For over 40 years, Betty worked for Johnson County in various capacities. In 1952, she began working in the District Clerk's office and was the elected District Clerk from 1969 until 1990. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club, where she was a past president. Betty was also elected "Woman of the Year" by B&PW. In 1983, the Johnson County Bar Association awarded her the Community Service Award for her years of service to Johnson County. She was also a charter member of the Zonta International Club of Cleburne.
Betty was a lifelong active Democrat, having been secretary of the local Johnson County Democratic Convention. She served several times as the delegate to the State Democratic Convention and also served as an Election Judge after she retired.
For over 50 years, Betty was a member of Field Street Baptist Church. She served as Sunday School department superintendent and as Sunday School teacher. She was currently a member of the Gleaners Class.
A very outgoing and charming person, Betty was loved by all who knew her. She was known for her hearty laugh, which could be heard above all things in the courthouse and church. She will be missed by all of her family and friends.
Betty Cooke is survived by her husband of 61 years, Charles C. Cooke, Jr., a retired Cleburne ISD administrator; sons, Judge C. C. "Kit" Cooke and wife, Dr. Barbara Cooke, of Cleburne, Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke and wife, Tammy Cooke, of Killeen; daughter, Lisa Cooke Dobbins and husband, Marine Lt. Col. Richard Dobbins, of Okinawa, Japan, who is currently serving in the Iraq war zone; grandchildren, Christopher Chandler Cooke and wife, Markie Cooke, of Burleson, Douglas Cooke Dobbins of Boston, MA., and Vicky Ruth Cooke of Killeen, Texas; and great-grandchildren, Carter Christopher Cooke and Hunter Kincaid Cooke, both of Burleson, Texas.
Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@rosserfuneralhome.net.
Rosser Funeral Home of
Cleburne handled the arrangements. 817-641-4800.
www.rosserfuneralhome.net

ANNE DANNA NICHOLS

Burleson -- Anne Danna Nichols, 88, a registered nurse, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2007.
The Mass of Christian Burial was 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2007, at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Burleson. A military grave-side service followed in Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. The Recitation of the Holy Rosary was 7 p.m. Monday at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Visitation was 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, prior to the rosary.
Anne Nichols was born in Shaw, Mississippi to Vincent and Rosa Danna. She graduated from the Baptist Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, and volunteered for military service in 1942 as a second lieutenant. She received her basic training at Camp Rucker, Alabama and was the first woman from her section of the Delta in Mississippi to volunteer for military service. She was shipped to England for duty. Her station hospital was one of the first to receive wounded military men and German prisoners of World War II on D-Day.
After the invasion, her station hospital was disbanded and she and some of the nurses were sent on detached service in various stations and general hospitals in England. She was promoted to first lieutenant while in England. She was later returned to the United States. She received her discharge from Lawson General Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia in 1945.
She later married her husband in Sweetwater and worked in various hospitals in Texas. Her last employment was as nursing supervisor at All Saints Hospital for 21 years. She was awarded honors and Nurse of the Year in earlier years.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Samuel L. Nichols.
Survivors include multiple nieces, nephews and a multitude of friends.

PHILLIP JAGNEAUX

Center Point -- Phillip Jagneaux, 50, of Center Point, passed away Monday,
November 26, 2007.
Services were 10 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2007, at the First Baptist Church of Center Point with Rev. Mike Herrington officiating. Interment followed at Center Point Cemetery.
Phillip's brothers served as pallbearers.
He was born May 2, 1957 in Lafayette, LA to Francis
and Mary (Willis) Jagneaux.
Phillip worked in construction and was a good son who would do anything for his family.
Survivors include his mother and step-father, Mary and Harold Burney of Center Point; children, Dianthe Jagneaux and Anthony Lewis Jagneaux of Cleburne; sisters, Donna Lucas of TN, Sondra Burney of Kerrville, Melissa Shuler of Joshua, Karen Morris of Joshua and Patsy Owen of Ft. Worth; brothers, Robert Jagneaux
of Center Point, Richard Jagneaux of Alvarado, Donald Burney of Center
Point, Steven Gross and Ronnie Gross of Godley.
The family invites you to send condolences at
www.grimesfuneralchapels.com by selecting the "Send Condolences" link.
Grimes Funeral Chapels of
Kerrville handled the arrangements. 830-257-4544.

JONITA LOUISE "NANA" PUGH
Burleson -- Jonita Louise "Nana" Pugh, 56, of Burleson died Sunday, November 25, 2007, in Waco.
Graveside services are 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 29, 2007, in Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2007, at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Jonita was born November 5, 1951 in San Angelo to Joseph Oliver and Neta Joy Burleson Smith. She married John Pugh on June 12, 1971 in Fort Worth.
"Nana" loved gardening, spending time with grandchildren and being involved in their activities.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Survivors include her husband, John Pugh of Burleson; son, Jonathan Pugh of Cleburne; daughters, JoAnn Wright and husband, Bill, of Hamilton and Janis York of Burleson; mother, Neta Joy Smith of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Tristan, Harley, Skylar, Hannah, Shane and Hoby; sister, Carol Moore of Fort Worth; niece, Danice Novak and nephew, Michael Moore.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

WILLIAM ANDREW KING, JR.

Alvarado -- William Andrew King, Jr. passed away November 23, 2007.
Visitation was 3-5 p.m. Sunday, November 25, 2007, at Clayton Kay Vaughan Funeral Home of Alvarado. Services were 10 a.m. Monday, November 26, 2007, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Community Hospice of Texas ­ 1208 B.W. Henderson Cleburne, TX 76033.
William was born in Alvarado on August 26, 1923 to William A. King, Sr. and Jewel Clowdus King.
He was a retired MKT railroad dispatcher, served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a P.O.W. in Germany. Amye Ruth James was his wife for 38 years. She preceded him in death on November 7, 1984. He married Vera Stokley Felts on November 23, 1985. His parents also preceded him in death.
Survivors include wife, Vera Stokley King; children; Ralph and Marla King, Linda and John Bailey; stepchildren, Debbie and Jerry Tate, Charles and Jan Felts, Curtis and Janice Felts and Clifton and Becky Felts; a number of grandchildren; great grandchildren; three brothers-in- law and their wives and two nephews.
Clayton Kay Vaughan Funeral Home of Alvarado handled the arrangements. 817-783-3062.

ARDA "ELWYN" JONES

Burleson -- Arda "Elwyn" Jones, 80, of Burleson, a retired truck owner, died Saturday, November 24, 2007, in Cleburne.
His graveside service was 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2007, at Bethesda Cemetery. Visitation was 10 a.m. - 12 noon Tuesday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Elwyn Jones was born April 3, 1927 in Burleson to Arda O. and Mae Van Winkle Jones. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy.
He married Lucille Tate on November 23, 1960 in Fort Worth. Elwyn loved to fly and had a commercial pilots license. He enjoyed gardening and attending air shows. He also was a welder and mechanic, tool designer and loved horseshoe art. Elwyn was a longtime Baptist.
Elwyn was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Kenneth.
Survivors include wife, Lucille Jones of Burleson; sons, Loren Courtney and wife, Carla, of Midlothian, Randy Courtney and wife, Vicky, of Burleson; daughter, Vicki Sanco of Burleson; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

WINIFRED MARIE NORRIS
Burleson -- Winifred Marie Norris, 86, died Tuesday, November 13, 2007, at the Alvin Health Care Center in Alvin, TX.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. December 15, 2007 at the First United Methodist Church in McGregor, TX. Marie will be buried at a later date in the Prairie Springs Cemetery in Burleson.
The family requests that memorials be made to a charity of their choice.
Marie was born March 23, 1921 in Burleson to Robert Roy Chandler and Winnie Stokes Palmer. She attended Burleson schools and graduated high school in 1938.
She married her high school sweetheart, Milton John Norris on September 5, 1942 in Fort Benning, GA. Their marriage was blessed with two sons, John Robert, born in 1943 in Atascadero, CA and Willian Milton, born in 1956 in Waco, TX.
During WWII, M.J. and Marie crisscrossed the country several times while M.J. received military training as an infantry officer, living at Camp Roberts, CA three different times. While M.J. was stationed at the Pacific Front, Marie and Bob lived in Fort Worth, TX. After WWII, Marie and her family lived in Denton and College Station. From 1952 until earlier this year, Marie and M.J. lived in McGregor, TX.
Family was always foremost for Marie. After her sons were older, she worked for the McGregor ISD as a teacher's aide, library assistant and secretary. She was an excellent quilter, avid genealogist, a wonderful cook, loyal friend, loving sister and sister-in-law, a caregiver extraordinaire and a faithful member of the First Methodist Church in McGregor. Recently, after ill health kept Marie and her husband of 65 years apart, they reunited at the Alvin Health Care Center and enjoyed a few weeks together.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Winnie and brothers, Robert Eugene Chandler and Ray Jones Chandler.
Marie is survived by her husband, M.J.; sons, Bob and his wife, Kay and Bill and his wife, Janie; her beloved Chandler in-laws, Florus and Norma and their children and grandchildren.

VIRGINIA WELCH

Burleson -- Jinny Welch, 71, of Burleson, a homemaker, died Monday, November 19, 2007, in Grandview.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Friday, November 23, 2007, at the Burleson Church of Christ with interment following in Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock. Visitation was 10 a.m. to noon Friday, November 23, 2007, at Mountain Valley Funeral Home in Burleson.
Jinny was born December 1, 1935 in Gerard to Maurice and Effie Dell Martin Fite. She married James David Welch on March 20, 1955 in Lubbock.
She was past president of the AARP Burleson Chapter, active in the Heart Fund Association, PTA and Burleson Band Booster Club. She was a member of Burleson Church of Christ, where she taught Sunday school forever.
Mrs. Welch was preceded in death by her husband on April 2, 1972; her parents; brother, Michael Maurice Fite and sister, Camilla Mallory.
Survivors include her son, Maurice Welch and wife, Teresa, of Lubbock; daughters, Dellamy Thomas and husband, Brad, of Wenatchee, WA, Davitra Lawrence and husband, Bill, of Seattle, WA, Davonia Leach and husband, Doug, of Burleson; sisters, Fauncine Horne of Shallowater and Bettye Myres and husband, Jim, of Red Oak; grandchildren, Casey Watson and Kyle Thomas, Caitlin, Andrew and Meghan Lawrence, Emily, Grace, Aaron and Sam Leach; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

JO BRYMER

Burleson -- Jo Brymer, 67, a Burleson homemaker, died Friday, November 16, 2007, in Fort Worth.
Her celebration of life service was 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2007, at Southwest Christian Church in Fort Worth following the 1 p.m. graveside service in the Dallas - Fort Worth National Cemetery in Grand Prairie. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home in Burleson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice in honor of Jo Brymer.
Gertha Jo Sterling Brymer was born January 25, 1940, to Roy and Doris Barron Sterling. She married Eugene "Gene" Robert Brymer on May 19, 1961 in Fort Worth.
Jo was an active member of the Brazos Christian Church in Burleson, where she taught two- and three-year-olds. She was a former member of Southwest Christian Church in Fort Worth and enjoyed making handcrafted cards for family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother; and a brother, Lynn Sterling.
Survivors include husband, Gene Brymer of Burleson; son, Robert Brymer and wife, Cortney, of Chattanooga, TN.; daughters, Kay Young and husband, Milton, of Burleson, Debra Burnett and husband, Judd, of Fort Worth; father, Roy Sterling and wife, Rita, of Benbrook; sister, Dolores Tweddale of Austin; grandchildren, Katelyn and Ashley Young, Jessica and Blake Burnett; two nephews and a niece.

LEON "PINKY" HOGGATT
Burleson -- Isaac Leon "Pinky" Hoggatt, 76, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007.
Services were 2 p.m. Monday, November 19, 2007, at the Burleson Church of the Nazarene. Interment followed in Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth. Visitation was 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth.
Leon served in the Air Force, worked for the Santa Fe Railroad in Cleburne and retired from Amtrak Railroad. He was a crossing guard for the Burleson ISD at Taylor Elementary School for many years. The children and teachers dearly loved him.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mildred; daughter, Gay Lynn Reeder and husband, Ronny, of Burleson; stepson, Ronnie Smith of Cleburne; brother, Damon Hoggatt of Phoenix, Arizona; grandchildren, Kristy Philips and husband, Alex, of Burleson and Clay Reeder of Burleson and great-grandchild, Madison Philips of Burleson.

BETTY GREGG

Burleson -- Betty Gregg, 81, a retired nurse, died Wednesday, November 14, 2007, at her residence in Burleson.
Funeral services were 9:00 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2007, in the Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson with interment at 3:00 p.m. in Dennison Cemetery in Idabel, OK. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2007, at the funeral home.
Memorial donations can be made to the Cure PSP Foundation, Executive Plaza III, 11350 McCormick Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21031.
Betty was born August 2, 1926 in Hayworth, OK, to Thomas Stewart and Maggie Lorene Rino Havins, and married Eugene "Gene" Gregg on April 13, 1963.
She was a devout Christian and member of First United Methodist Church of Joshua and a member of the Outreach Social Studies Club, First United Methodist's Women and was the "Angel Tree" coordinator for her church.
Mrs. Gregg was also a member of the Thursday Study Club and served two terms as president. She served on several church conferences, participated in several mission trips, worked with the Emmaus Walks and assisted with unwed mothers in Joshua.
Betty also served on the committee to incorporate the town of Cross Timbers and served as alderman and treasurer.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gene Gregg, on July 9, 2005; son, Thomas Mitchell, on October 1, 2000; a daughter, Nita Kay Mitchell; one brother and two sisters.
Survivors include her brother, Harold Havins; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrengements. 817-426-3200.

SAMUEL JOSEPH RISNER

Joshua -- Samuel Joseph Risner, 73, died Wednesday, October 17, 2007, in Wichita Falls.
A Memorial and Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 24, 2007, from 1-3 p.m. at the Silver Square Room in the Wells Fargo Bank office located on Kell Boulevard in Wichita Falls with Chaplain Randy Holloway officiating. Flower arrangements are being sent to Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
Samuel was born April 13, 1934 in Plymouth, Ohio. He served our country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and later retired as a training manager from Sheppard Air Force Base.
After retiring, Sam spent many years farming in the panhandle of Texas near Amarillo before finally moving to the Dallas-Fort Worth area where he served on numerous civic boards and committees.
During his life, Sam loved sports and the outdoors, and was a positive role model for the hundreds of boys and girls he coached in various youth leagues throughout the years.
Sam is survived by his wife of 54 years, Evelyn Risner, of Wichita Falls, TX; three children, Andrea McEachren and husband, Michael, of Burleson, TX, Sammy Risner and Wendy Southerland of Wichita Falls, TX and Kathleen Iglehart of Joshua, TX; two brothers, Frank Risner of Lancaster, PA and Ray Risner of Plymouth, OH; sister, Margaret Kessler of Willard, OH; seven grandchildren, Shanna Ruppert and husband, Mike, Bradley Iglehart, Megan Tidwell and husband, Brian, Heath Iglehart, Ren Risner, Ryan Iglehart and Rikki Risner and one great-grandson, Parker Tidwell.

HASSIE MILDRED SMITH

Burleson -- Hassie Mildred Smith, 90, passed away November 7, 2007, due to natural causes.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Monday, November 12, 2007, at the Burleson Church of Christ, 820 S.W. Wilshire Blvd. Burial followed in Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson.
Hassie was born in Springtown, TX and graduated from Vernon High School. She came to Burleson in 1989 after living in California for 50 years.
She was a faithful member of the Burleson Church of Christ. Her hobbies throughout her lifetime were quilting, crocheting, oil painting, raising tropical fish, gardening African Violets and photography.
Hassie was preceded in death by her first husband, J.B. Moore, and second husband, Charles R. Smith.
Survivors include daughter, Judy Collins of Burleson; son, Robert Moore of Fayetteville, NC; son, Timothy Moore and wife, Theresa, of Waco; 8 grandchildren, Cathy Black and husband, David, Glenn Collins, Cindy Rachel and husband, Kelton, Jonathon Moore and wife, Rachel, Kimberly Adams and husband, J. R., Melissa Moore, Michelle Moore and Jeremy Moore and 7 great-grandchildren, David Rachel, Dakota Paolo, Benjamin Moore, Cameron Moore, Austin Adams, Ashlynne Adams and Tyler Moore.

SCOTT MASON HARTMAN
Burleson - Scott Mason Hartman, 71, a Burleson resident for over 30 years, died in an automobile accident Tuesday, November 6, 2007.
The Memorial service is 12:00 noon Monday, November 12, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church of Burleson.
Memorials may be made to Cancer Care Services, 623 S. Henderson, Fort Worth, TX 76104.
Scott was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Burleson and faithfully attended every Sunday.
He worked in the agriculture industry and loved meeting and working with farmers all over the state of Texas.
Survivors include his son, Mark Hartman and wife, Pam, of Stillwater, OK and daughters, Kathy Hartman and husband, Mark, of Milwaukee, WI, Kristie Hartman and husband, David, of Fort Worth and Karen Barse and husband, Bill, of Aledo.
Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home of Decatur is handling the arrangements. 940-627-5959.

RANDY JOHN RODRIGUE

Burleson -- Randy John Rodrigue, Sr., 56, of Burleson, a customer service tech for AT&T, went to be with the Lord Saturday, November 3, 2007, surrounded by his family, at his residence in Burleson.
The Memorial servce was 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2007, with rosary, at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson.
Memorials may be made to the CJD Foundation, P.O. Box 5312, Akron, Ohio 44334 or Vitas Hospice, 2501 Parkview Drive, Suite 600, Fort Worth, TX 76102.
Randy was born February 8, 1951, in New Iberia, LA to Francis John and Leona Elizabeth Dubois Rodrigue. He proudly served his country in the U. S. National Guard from 1971-1975.
Randy married Cathy Ramage January 3, 1975 in Tuscaloosa, AL.
He was a member of Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth and Communications Workers of America. He enjoyed golfing, football and was an avid LSU Tigers fan.
Mr. Rodrigue was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include wife, Cathy Rodrigue of Burleson; son, R. J. Rodrigue, Jr. of Fort Worth; daughter, Keely Rodrigue of Burleson; sister, Patty Woodard and husband, Donald, of Conroe and many other family members and friends.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

ROBERT "BOBBY" GUINN

Burleson - Robert "Bobby" Guinn, 57, went to be with our Lord on Monday, November 5, 2007, after a long battle with cancer.
Services are 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2007, at Greenwood Memorial Park, 3100 White Settlement Road at University Drive in Fort Worth, TX, 817-336-0584.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests that contributions be made to the Community Hospice of Texas at Huguley Medical Center, 301 Medpark Circle, Burleson, Texas 76028, a non-profit Palliative Care Center.
Bobby was born in Sulphur, OK on February 14, 1950, the youngest of five brothers.
He made a career in the Dairy business for 41 years at Vandervoorts Dairy and Dean Foods.
Mr. Guinn was also an active leader in the youth athletics of Burleson for many years.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Delma Guinn and brothers, Jimmy and Billy Guinn.
Bobby is survived by his wife, Pat; children, Robbie Guinn, Michael Guinn, John and Angie Finley and Tammy and Terry Crites; father, J.D.Guinn; brothers, Kenneth and John L. Guinn and six grandchildren.

CLARENCE LEROY PETTON

Burleson -- Clarence Leroy Petton, 93, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 31, 2007, surrounded by his family. Services are 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 2, 2007, at Mayfield Funeral Home in Burleson. His burial service is 3:00 p.m. Friday at Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas.
Clarence served two tours of duty during WWII in the Pacific. He served as a Baptist Deacon for many years, spending his life serving the Lord, telling others about Jesus and loving his family. Clarence was a hard worker by nature who built many houses. Most importantly, he built a family that loves him dearly and will miss him greatly.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Juanita; daughter, LaJuana Christian and husband, Travis; sons, David Petton and wife, Peggy, and Larry Petton and wife, Rosanne; brother, John Petton; grandchidren, Chris Christian and wife, Stephanie, Cathy Haney and husband, Michael, Katie, Laura, Doug and Andy Petton; great grandchildren, Jack and Carter Christian, Colby, Austin and Owen Haney.

PAULA DAVIS

Burleson -- Paula Davis, 49, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 30, 2007.
The Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Monday, November 5, 2007, at St. Ann's Catholic Church of Burleson, 100 S.W. Alsbury Blvd. Interment will be in Akron, OH.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Burleson Pregnancy Aid Center.
Paula was born July 20, 1958 in Akron, OH to Oliver and Mary Stith.
She was hired by the Burleson Pregnancy Aid Center to start-up and manage Rachel's Hope Resale. Through her dedication, commitment and boundless energy, she successfully built the resale store into a thriving business in the community.
"Paula was a three time cancer survivor. Her ministry at Rachel's not only served the Center's clients, it reached many people in the community," Jane Burton, Executive Director said. "Customers would come in to talk with Paula when they received bad reports from their doctors or when they had friends who were diagnosed with cancer. Paula was always available to listen, offer consolation, and share her belief in God's love."
Mrs. Davis received a report in January, 2006, that her thymic cancer had returned. Despite the report, Paula kept a positive attitude and remained at Rachel's until August, 2007.
She was proceeded in death by her father, Oliver Stith. Survivors include her husband, Brion Davis; sons, Anthony, Timothy and Todd; mother, Mary Stith; sisters, Mary Clare Brunt, Sharon Lipps and Christine Stith-Polack; brothers, Thomas Stith, Kenneth Stith, Michael Stith, Edward Stith and Matthew Stith and many relatives and friends.

John Backus Stafford
Whitney -- John Backus Stafford, 74, passed away Monday, October 29, 2007, at his residence.
He was born September 13, 1933 in Meriden, Connecticut to Percy and Mildred Backus Stafford.
Mr. Stafford worked most of his life as a trucker for an auto parts store.
John married Elizabeth A. Davis and they shared 44 wonderful years together before her death.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; an infant son; sister, Doris Overstrom; son-in-law, Vernon Rhodes and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Chris C. and Lessie` Davis.
Survivors include his children, Jean Ann Rhodes, Judith Diann Newby and husband, Gary, and John Christopher Stafford, Sr; sister, Lois Nason and husband, Fred, of Massachusetts; brother, Robert Stafford of Florida; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Cornerstone Funeral Home of Hillsboro handled the arrangements. 254-582-5000.

MARY H. STEPAN

Burleson -- Mary H. Stepan passed away October 30, 2007 at Huguley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center after facing a battle with cancer with great faith and courage.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2007, at the Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth with burial following in Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation was 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mary was born November 12, 1918 in Bell County to James and Ada Bowen. She was married for 51 years to C.A. (Buck) Stepan, who preceded her in death in 1990.
Mary was a homemaker who loved to cook, garden and was a wonderful artist. She was a member of Crestmont Baptist Church. Mary always went around with a smile on her face. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Buck; son, Norman Stepan; parents, James and Ada Bowen; brothers, Harold and Sonny Bowen and sister, Marie Schonhoeft.
Survivors include daughter, Jeanette Bandt of Burleson; daughter-in-law, Pat Stepan; sisters, Anne Goldsmith and husband, Ray, Beatrice Chollet and husband, Harry; grandchildren, Karen Sommers and husband, Tim, James Huff and wife, Cyndi, Valerie Gunlock, John Stepan and wife, Sally, Kelly Hallford and husband, John, Craig Stepan and wife, Lisa; 19 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

DENNIS DARWIN STANFORD

Burleson -- Dennis Darwin Stanford, 79, of Burleson, died Sunday, October 28, 2007, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2007, in the Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Burleson Memorial Park. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2007, at the funeral home.
Dennis was born December 27, 1927 in Quanah to James Weseley and Lillie May Boulware. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
After 46 years of service, he retired from American Manufacturing. He also served for 50 years as a Mason.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Kelly Kinsey; brothers, Joe Stanford, William Stanford and Allen Stanford and sisters, Vivian O'Neil and Opal Sanders.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Margaret Stanford of Burleson; daughter, Linda Reed and husband, Larry, of Burleson; son, Bill Stanford and wife, Debby, of Burleson; sister, Juanita Christner of Whitney; brother, Claude Stanford of Marshall; four grandsons; one granddaughter and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

HOLLIS BROWN JOSLIN

Cleburne -- Hollis Brown Joslin, 89, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2007, in Cleburne.
Services were 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 19, 2007, in the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel with Mr. David Berryman and Mr. David Tappe officiating. Burial followed in Rosehill Cemetary.
Pallbearers were Mr. Joslin's grandchildren.
Hollis was born May 1, 1918 in Pecan Grove, TX to Joseph and Annie Hayes Joslin, the oldest of six children.
He attended Santa Fe School and Alvarado High School, and in 1936, served in the CCC in Portal, AZ.
Mr. Joslin married Lillian Lee Bilton on November 19, 1937 in Cleburne. Hollis was a resident of Alvarado and his children, Valerie Joslin Moses and Roger Joslin, 1969 graduate, were students of Alvarado Schools.
He was a fireman and engineer for Santa Fe for 35 years. He became a Mason in 1948 and served as Master of the Lodge from 1988-1989.
Hollis was a former member of Henderson Street Baptist Church in Cleburne, First Baptist Church in Alvarado and Calvary Baptist and First Baptist Church in Brownwood. He was a leader in Royal Ambassadors, served as a deacon and taught Sunday School in the Baptist church. At the time of his death, he was a member of Westhill Church of Christ.
Mr. Hollis was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Billie Owens and daughter-in-law, Pat Joslin.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian Joslin, of Cleburne; sons, Gene Joslin and wife, Beverly, of Cleburne, Robert Joslin of Arlington and Roger Joslin and wife, Cindee, of Bentonville, Arkansas; daughter, Valerie Moses and husband, Rex, of Nassau Bay, TX; brother, Lowell Joslin and wife, Lorece, of Cleburne; sisters, Allene Hanson, Maxine Allen and Marie and husband, Leno, Muinos, all of California; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and daughters-in-law, Dyanne Welch and Dana Pardue Federer.

CLOTEAL "CATHY" FLIPPIN

Granbury -- Cloteal "Cathy" Flippin passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2007, in Fort Worth.
Services are 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2007, in the Crosier-Pearson Cle-burne Chapel. Reverend Joe Phillips will officiate. Burial will follow in Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation was Friday from 5-8 p.m.
Cathy was born July 10, 1931 in Blanco County, TX to Charlie and Susie Phelps Wells. She married John I. Flippin on December 16, 1949 in Cleburne.
Mrs. Flippin was a mail clerk in the manufacturing industry and was a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Susie Wells; brother, Tommy Wells; sister, Charlene Wood and sisters-in-law, Nell Wells and Esther Wells.
Cathy Flippin is survived by husband, John Ira Flippin of Granbury; daughters, Deborah L. Beaird and husband, Danny, of Granbury and Jackie Blair and husband, Bill, of Arlington; son John Flippin and wife, Deborah, of Joshua; grandchildren, Tracy Ashmore and husband, Jim, Monica Elliott and husband, Joey, John Bicknell, Randy Blair, Cindy Calahan and husband, James, Cheryl Ellis and husband, Jeremy, Christy Cross and husband, Sean, Amy Beaird, Kyle Beaird and wife, Debra; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred Beene and husband, Gerald; brother, Foster Wells and a host of other relatives and friends.
Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. 817-648-0522. You may send condolences, view her obituary and see the photo at www.cpcleburne.com.

 

RAYMOND NOTEBOOM

Burleson -- Raymond Noteboom passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2007.
Funeral services are 12:30 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2007, at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Interment will follow in Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2007, at the funeral home.
Raymond was born December 8, 1920 in Todd County, South Dakota, to the late Ira and Alyce Noteboom.
He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
Mr. Noteboom served as past commander of American Legion Post 569 and was the founder of Ray Noteboom Paint Co.
After retirement, he established Noteboom Horse Farms in Burleson.
Raymond was preceded in death by his wife, Genoa Bess "Toodles" Noteboom; brothers, Martin, Garrett and Bill Noteboom and sisters, Gertrude Lillie and Margaret Lee.
Survivors include his sons, Steve Noteboom and wife, Nancy, and Cary Noteboom; grandchildren, Kris Noteboom and Katie Sheppard and her husband, Jared; brothers, Don Noteboom of Boise, Idaho and Harold Noteboom of Palm Springs, California and sisters, Ramona Nelson of Riverside, California, Lorraine Vis of Caldwell, Idaho and Ruth Potter of Eagle, Idaho.

 

LINDA SUE DENSLOW

Burleson -- Linda Sue Denslow, 56, of Burleson, a retired elementary teacher for 31 years, died Tuesday, October 23, 2007, at her residence in Burleson.
The Memorial service is 2 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2007, at the Burleson Church of Christ.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Burleson Church of Christ Building Fund, 820 SW Wilshire Blvd., Burleson, Texas 76028 or Lone Star Chorus of Sweet Adelines, 1300 Gendy, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
Linda was born January 6, 1951 in Corpus Christi to Arthur L. and Edith Joann Sikes Voigt. She married Joe Denslow on October 6, 1973 in Bishop.
She loved her family, friends and church dearly and always tried to be a good Christian example in the way she lived her life. She also enjoyed singing with the Lone Star Chorus of Sweet Adelines International for the past 12 years and loved teaching children.
Survivors include husband, Joseph C. Denslow, of Burleson; daughters, Angela Denslow of Dallas and Michelle Denslow of Joshua; brothers, Wayne Voigt and wife, Pat, of Corpus Christi and John Voigt and wife, Alice, of Lavernia; sister, Kathy Hope and husband, Mike, of Las Vegas, Nevada; granddaughter, Lindsey Marlena Scarbro and many nieces and nephews.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home handled the arrangements. 817-426-3200

ROBERT EARL INLOW

Burleson -- Robert Earl Inlow, 70, of Burleson, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on October 19, 2007 after a lengthy and courageous battle with heart and renal disease.
Visitation is Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Boulevard Baptist Church in Burleson where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 25, 2007. Interment will follow at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Robert, affectionately known as "Bob" to his family and friends, was a truck driver, avid hunter and fisherman and Rangers baseball fan. He was an active member of Boulevard Baptist Church in Burleson for 20 years where Dr. Terry Williams is pastor. As part of his church, he participated in a chili cook off, young camp counselor and Sunday morning door greeter. Bob was also a Navy veteran.
He was born October 16, 1937 in Fort Worth, Texas to John and Nancy Ella Inlow and was the youngest of eleven children. He attended the First Baptist Church of Fort Worth as a youth where the famed J. Frank Norris was pastor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, and two daughters.
Survivors include Debbie, his loving wife of 25 years; two sons, Jaker and Jason; daughter, Starla and one grandson David.
Forest Ridge Funeral Home of Hurst is handling the arrangements. 817-285-7777.

PAULINE HILL
Alvarado -- Pauline Hill, 80, of Alvarado, departed this life on Tuesday, October 16, 2007.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Friday, October 19, 2007, at the Clayton Kay Vaughan Funeral Chapel in Alvarado.
Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2007, at the Chapel.
Pauline was born on July 22, 1927, the daughter of Thomas Lee Kuykendall and Hattie McCarter Kuykendall.
On March 3, 1946, she married her husband of 61 years, Fred L. Hill, in Yuma, Arizona. They had three children, all of whom survive her.
Mrs. Hill is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Lee and Hattie and siblings, Isaac, Tom, Frank, Jerry, Martha, Faye, May, Lula and Casey.       
Pauline is survived by her sons, Steven Wayne Hill and wife, Barbara, and Robert Lewis Hill and wife, Beth Ann; daughter, Brenda Ann Chapman and husband, Greg; sister, Pearl; six grandchildren, Lina, Robert Jr. "Bobby", Krispin, Katherine "Katie", Breanna and Jolene "Joey" as well as six great-grandchildren.
Clayton Kay-Vaughan Funeral Home of Alvarado handled the arrangements.
817-783-3062.

FAYE RUSSELL EVANS
Johnson City, TN -- Faye Russell Evans, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, passed away on October 15, 2007, in Johnson City, Tennessee, at the age of 88. Her graveside service is 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 20, 2007 in Bethesda Cemetery in Burleson. Visitation is 9:00 -10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home in Burleson.
Memorials may be made to Meals On Wheels of Johnson County, 106 E. Kilpatrick, Cleburne, Texas 76031.
Faye was born in Johnson County, Texas, on May 16, 1919, the second child of Roy Clyde and Nettie Jewel Russell. She attended Cahill School and graduated from Alvarado High School.
She married the love of her life, Malcolm Ned Evans, on December 23, 1939. The couple shared more than 56 years together before his passing in 1996. Through the years, they were blessed with two sons, Michael Russell Evans and Samuel Ned Evans, as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Evans made their home in Dallas for more than three decades and were active members of First Baptist Church. During that time, Mrs. Evans enjoyed a rewarding career with Southwestern Bell. She and her husband moved to Temple in 1984, and she subsequently moved to Northeastern Tennessee in 1998.
Faye will be missed terribly by the remaining members of her family, all of whom she touched with her fun-loving and deeply caring nature. Her survivors include her sons, Michael Russell Evans and his wife, Elizabeth Palacio Evans, of Dallas, Samuel Ned Evans and his wife, Sue Johnson Evans, of Johnson City, Tennessee; her five grandchildren, Carrie Evans of Austin, Hannah Wade and her husband, Paul, of Flint, Michigan, Ellen Troyer and her husband, Karl, of Weaverville, North Carolina, Laura Brown and her husband, James, of Johnson City, Tennessee, and Michael Evans of New York, New York; eight great-grandchildren, Sam, Joe, Ben, and Will Wade, Hadley, Josey, and Knox Troyer, and Evan Brown; two sisters, Yvonne Jackson of Burleson and Bobbie Broumley of Oceanside, California; one brother, Steve Russell and his wife, Erin, of Stephenville; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Russell of Fort Worth and Betty Russell of Cleburne as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

JIM BREWER HALL

Alvarado ­ Jim Brewer Hall, 85, of Alvarado, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2007, in Grandview, Texas.
Graveside services were 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 13, 2007, at the Glenwood Cemetery in Alvarado with Pastor Doyle Adams officiating. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday, October 12, 2007, at Clayton Kay Vaughan Funeral Home in Alvarado.
Jim was born to Robert Hall and Angie Thompson Hall on July 10, 1922 in Kemp, Texas.
In May of 1945 he married his wife, Jeanette Moore, in Alvarado, Texas where he lived most of his life. Together they had six children, all of whom survive him.
J. B. was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Frances Moon and Minnie Lou Dickson.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette; son, Doyle Hall; daughters, Cheryl and husband, Robert White, Jimmie and husband, Charles Crow, Janet and husband, Donnie West, Terri and husband, Kelly York and Betty Newby; brothers, Randall Hall and Samuel Jackson; grandchildren, Mandi White, Ryan White, Bobby Crow, Andy Newby and Amy Sloan; great-grandchildren, Avery Vaughan, Brynn Vaughan, Hunter Crow, Stormie Crow, Joshua Newby, Noah Newby, Jacob Bledsue, Alexandria Sloan and Isabella Sloan.
Clayton Kay Vaughan handled the arrangements. 817-783-3062.

BEVERLY ELIZABETH BELL HOBBS

Fort Worth -- Beverly Elizabeth Bell Hobbs, 59, of Fort Worth, a financial specialist in the automotive industry, died Wednesday, October 10, 2007, at a Fort Worth care center.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Saturday, October 13, 2007, in the Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Burial was 3 p.m. Sunday in Snyder.
Beverly was born January 6, 1948 in Snyder to William Roland and Louise Hortense "Sug" Ely Bell. She was a member of Shepherd's Valley Cowboy Church in Egan, enjoyed working, entertaining company and she loved her pets.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include sons, David Hobbs of Austin, Daniel Hobbs and wife, April, of Fort Worth and grandchildren, Brittney, Chase, C.J., Logan, Britnie, Brad and Brent.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

BILLY AND JEANNE HUNT

Burleson -- Billy and Jeanne Hunt of Burleson went to be with the Lord, Monday, October 1, 2007, while on vacation in Cancun, Mexico from injuries sustained from a traffic accident. Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 11, 2007, at the Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christ Haven Children's Home in Keller, TX.
Billy, 57, was born July 8, 1950 in Vernon to Claude and Emma Lee Hunt. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam.
Jeanne, 51, was born October 27, 1955 in Littlerock, Arkansas to John W. and Mary Reed Cowen.
They were united in marriage on August 15, 1998 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Together, they loved traveling, landscaping, and entertaining family and friends.
Jeanne was preceded in death by her father, John W. Cowen in 1977.
Billy and Jeanne are survived by their children, Emily Hunt of Ft. Worth, Shea Hunt of Ft. Worth and Adam Fuqua of San Deigo, CA; Billy's father, Claude Hunt and wife, Fleta, of North Richland Hills and Jeanne's mother, Mary Cowen, of Burleson; Billy's brother, Jerry Hunt and wife, Mary, of Euless; Jeanne's brother, Mike Cowen and wife, Michelle, of Burleson and sisters, Kay Fair and husband, Rusty, of Burleson, Leslie O'Hara and husband, Gerald Daniels, of Burleson and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

JIMMIE NELL PENNINGTON

Burleson -- Jimmie Nell Pennington, 79, of Burleson, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, died Saturday, October 6, 2007, in Cleburne. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday, October 8, 2007, at Burleson Church of Christ. Interment followed in Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home in Burleson.
Mrs. Pennington was born July 26, 1928, in Copperas Cove to Melvin L. and Kittie Lee Bourne Coons. She married F. Troy Pennington on February 28, 1948, in Hico. Jimmie was a homemaker and a faithful member of the Burleson Church of Christ. Among many things, she provided transportation to and from church, doctor visits and ran errands for those who could not drive.
She was a Bible school teacher, devoted to working with Christ Haven Children's Home for many years, a babysitter to many children, and always a servant to others.
Jimmie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and son, Gary Don Pennington.
Survivors include sons, Alton Pennington and wife, Janice, of Joshua, Kelly Pennington of Arlington; daughter, Karen Owens and husband, Gary, of Burleson; brother, M. L. Coons and wife, Dorothy, of San Antonio; grandchildren, Crissy Latham and husband, Bryan, Alyson Reves and husband, Stephen, Landon Owens and wife, Julie, Justin Owens and wife, Lexie, Leah Owens, Britney Owens, Will Pennington, Dan Pennington and wife, Aubre, Matt Pennington; great-grandchildren, Brady and Carley, Ashtyn and Aubrey, Abigail and Addison and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

NANCY MICHELLE MANNING

Alvarado -- Nancy Michelle Manning, 35, of Alvarado, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2007 in a Fort Worth Hospital.
Visitation was held at the Clayton Kay Vaughan Funeral Home on September 28, 2007 and services were held at the Clayton Kay-Vaughan Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, September 29 at 10 a.m. with the burial at the Green Acres Cemetery in Cleburne.
Nancy was born to the late Leon and Juanita Moralez on October 18, 1971. She was a graduate of Alvarado High School and worked in the Home Health Care Industry.
Preceding Nancy in death were her father and mother and her sisters, Lena and Melinda.
She is the mother of two daughters, Janie Ashley Manning and Alyssa Dawn Manning and the fiancée of Bryan Alan Davis. His children are Brad Alan Davis, Arrin Scott Davis and Joshua Kyle Davis.
Nancy is also survived by her siblings, Sam and Eddie Bailey, David and Trina Moralez, Frankie Moralez, Tony and Angie Moralez, Jesse and Michelle Moralez, Gina and Glenn Rathmell, Lola and Josh Smith, Emma and Larry Morton, Johnny and Tracy Moralez and brother-in-law, Jimmy Cavazos; grandchild, Payten Autumn Davis, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, great aunts, uncles and cousins.
Clayton Kay-Vaughan Funeral Home of Alvarado handled the arrangements. 817-783-3062.

MAJOR ERVIN F. "MATT" MATHIAS

Burleson -- Major Ervin F. "Matt" Mathias, who was retired from the U.S. Air Force, was called to join God on Saturday, September 29, 2007, after an extended battle with multiple sclerosis.
Funeral services were 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 2, 2007, at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel of Fort Worth. Burial followed in the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth.
Donations may be made in celebration of Matt to the multiple sclerosis north Texas chapter.
Matt was born in Tower Hill, IL on September 9, 1932. He was a decorated Air Force pilot, who served his country from 1952 until his retirement in 1972. He married Frances Markum on November 25, 1954, and had been a resident of Burleson since 1972.
Matt was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was dedicated to his family and friends. Matt was loved beyond measure and will be greatly missed.
Survivors include wife, Frances Mathias; daughter, Brenda Marler and husband, Randall; son, Larry Mathias and wife, Mary; daughter, Sharon Gonzalez and husband, Emilio; sisters, Maxine Cotton, Agnes Chidley and husband, Larry, and Freda Owen and husband, Earl. He and Fran have five grandchildren: Sarah, Amy, Diego, Isabella, Olivia and one great-grandchild, Hannah.

JUDITH CHLOE GORANOWSKI

Burleson -- Judith Chloe Goranowski, 66, of Burleson died Thursday, September 27, 2007, in Fort Worth.
A private graveside service was Tuesday, October 2, 2007, at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Grand Prairie. Viewing was 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 1, 2007, with a formal visitation from 6-8 p.m. at Mountain Valley Funeral Home in Burleson.
In lieu of flowers or donations, Judy would have preferred that friends rescue an animal.
Judy was born August 1, 1941 in Hillsboro, Indiana to John Harding and Hazel Myrtle Bever Houser. She graduated from Purdue University in 1963 and married Thomas John Goranowski on December 28, 1963 in Calumet City, IL. He preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 2000. She ran a successful resale business for many years and loved her "family" at Burd's Flea Market and Antique Alley.
Survivors include daughter, Dawn Miller and husband, Joe, of Cleburne.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

CHARLES H. "CHUCK" HILL

Fort Worth -- Charles H. "Chuck" Hill, 49, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2007, surrounded by his family.
The memorial service is 1:30 p.m. Saturday, September 29, 2007, at Arborlawn United Methodist Church, 5001 Briarhaven Road, Fort Worth with interment to follow in Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Honorary pallbearers are Maurice Welch, Leo Provencal, Chris Rinehart, Tony Pierce, Todd Miller and Todd Fain.
Memorials may be made in Chuck's memory to the Arborlawn United Methodist Church Building Fund, 5001 Briarhaven Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76109 or to the James L. West Hospice House, 1100 Summit, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.
Chuck was born November 19, 1957 in Weatherford to Charles "Buzz" and Juanita Hill. He was a loving son and shared a special love for his sister, Judy.
He was a 1976 graduate of Burleson schools and attended Baylor University, studying business. He was a member of the Baylor Band, enjoyed sports and was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys.
He was employed by Dealer's Electric and enjoyed his friendship with his customers and fellow employees.
The family extends special thanks to the doctors, nurses and home health care nurse, Beverly Atwood, for the loving care in his final days.
Survivors include his parents, Charles "Buzz" and Juanita Hill; sister, Judy; uncle, Robert W. Hill and wife, Joyce; several cousins and numerous friends.
Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth is handling the arrangements. 817-336-0584.

CHARLIE LEE MCFADIN

Burleson -- Charlie Lee McFadin, 90, passed away Thursday, September 27, 2007 at Community Hospice at Huguley in Fort Worth.
Funeral services are 3:30 p.m. Monday, October 1, 2007, at the Arlington Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Community Hospice of Texas, 6100 Western Place, Suite 500, Fort Worth,Texas 76107.
Charlie was born in Arlington to Lee Hall McFadin and Kate Schooler McFadin on December 13, 1916. He was very proud of his Arlington pioneer heritage and spent most of his life here.
As a young man, he traveled around the country training polo horses for W. T. Waggoner. While on the west coast, he trained horses for such people as Clark Gable, Spencer Tracey, and Robert Stack.
Mr. McFadin married Margie Searcy in 1940 and had two children, Barry and Judy. Charlie served his country in WWII from 1943 to 1946 and participated in the Battle of the Bulge with General Patton. After he returned from the war, Charlie owned and operated Mack's Radiator Service from 1955 to 1971.
Charlie and Margie retired to Cedar Creek Lake where they entertained family and friends with many fish fry's. He loved to fish and take his grandchildren waterskiing. In 1992, he married Verla Jean Spinks and resided in Burleson until his death. Charlie loved horses, dancing, model railroading and telling a good joke or story to his family and many friends.
He never met a stranger and always had a smile for everyone. He was a strong man with a great heart and was respected by all who knew him.
You know how much we all loved you, but you will never know how much we will miss you. Until we see you again in Heaven.
Survivors include wife, Verla Jean McFadin; son, Barry and wife, Maxie, of Fort Worth; daughter, Judy Jones and husband, Larry, of Arlington; grandchildren, Barry Reeves and wife, Alicia, Katy Tagg and husband, Chuck, all of Arlington; nine great-grandchildren and many other family members.
Arlington Funeral Home
is handling the arrangements. 817-548-1791.

AARON ESTEL "PAPPY" SELLS

Burleson -- Aaron Estel "Pappy" Sells, 88, of Burleson, a retired aircraft assembler for General Dynamics and Bell Helicopter, entered his heavenly home on Saturday, September 22, 2007, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2007, at the Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Burial will follow in Prairie Springs Cemetery in Burleson. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Sells was born September 9, 1919, in Overton County, Tennessee, to John Newton and Maude Parrott Sells. He grew up in Johnson County and married Bertha Grace Burkeen on December 9, 1944, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II in both Pacific and European theaters.
Pappy was a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved the Lord and his family. He was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and served as a deacon at Cana Baptist Church in Burleson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandsons, Timothy and Terry Sells.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Bertha Sells of Burleson; sons, Gene Sells and wife, Lynne, of Alvarado, Donny Sells and wife, Georgia, of Burleson, Roger Sells ad wife, Janis, of Arlington; grandchildren, Jeff, Tony, Tammie, John, Pam, Sharie, Cyndy and Jay; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

GLENN MONROE

Burleson -- Glenn Monroe, 78, a retired farmer, died Monday, September 24, 2007, at his residence in Burleson.
Services are 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 27, 2007, at the Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Long Creek Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice, 1208 W. Henderson, Cleburne, TX 76033.
Glenn was born June 17, 1929 in Hood County to Lawrence Earl and Laura Werts Monroe. He proudly served his country as a Medic in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
A loving husband, father and grandfather, Glenn loved to work, raise heifers and watch his crops grow. He also loved spending time at the coffee shop and taking naps in the hay field.
Glenn was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Gray; brother, Bo Monroe and son, Phil Monroe.
Survivors include wife, Melba Monroe of Burleson; daughter, Sheila Chatman of Burleson; brothers, Joe Monroe and wife, Betty, of Granbury, Curtis Monroe and wife, Cathy, of Granbury; grandsons, Chance and Cassidy Chatman; numerous nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangements. 817-426-3200

JOHN M. HUNT
John Maxwell Hunt, Burleson, TX, loving husband, dad, grandpa, brother and friend, passed away on August 27, 2007.
Friends and loved ones gathered to celebrate John's life Saturday, September 22 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at St. Anne's Church in Burleson, TX.
John is survived by his wife of 30 years, Johnnie; daughter and son-in-law, Vicky and Phil Collins, and granddaughters, Katie and Elizabeth of Dallas; brother, Asa E. Hunt, III of Houston; granddaughter, Vanessa and her son, Logan; stepson, John Logan, and faithful dog, Muffin. John also leaves behind many good friends and neighbors.
Born August 15, 1933 in Dallas, TX, John graduated from North Dallas High School and attended Texas A&M and Sul Ross University before receiving his bachelor's degree from SMU.
John's determination, strong will and zest for living helped him to overcome many of life's challenges. A talented artist, he was colorblind, yet this never hampered his ability to create beautiful, colorful works of art. He described his ability to paint with oil on canvas as "seeing a movie in his mind and painting it so he could share what he saw." John's spirit will live forever in those whose homes are adorned with his art and who were touched by his expressive writing, poetry and sense of humor.
He also enjoyed his years singing in several barbershop choruses throughout Texas. He loved children, many of whom made him their honorary grandpa.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Sheila Horsley, good friend Bob Finch and Seasons Hospice for their loving care in his final days.

MICHAEL RICHARD LEINS

Burleson -- Michael Richard Leins, 62, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2007, after a lengthy battle with complications from diabetes.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church of Burleson. Burial will follow in the Dallas/Ft. Worth National Cemetery in Dallas. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Mayfield Funeral Home in Burleson.
Survivors include wife, Linda; daughter, Laura Riggs; sons, Brian and Todd
Leins; father, Frank Leins; brothers, Larry and Mark Leins and grandchildren, Savanna, Austin and Taylor Riggs and Josalynn and Cody Leins.

MURIEL HELEN SANTANGELO

Keene -- Muriel Helen Santangelo, a long time resident of Keene, passed away on September 23, 2007.
Her memorial service is 11 a.m. Sunday, September 30, 2007, in the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church Chapel.
She was born in Bannon, New Brunswick, Canada on March 5, 1916 to Charlotte and Arthur McCafferty. They moved to Detroit, Michigan when she was a small child. As a young woman, she became a beautician. After the age of 50, she worked many years in the health care system as an LVN.
Her hobby was to write letters of encouragement to many people. She also had a soup ministry for friends. Muriel was a loving and caring person and she will be missed by many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Gerald Santangelo; three brothers and one sister.
Mrs. Santangelo is survived by her four children, Shirley Pinterich of Keene; Ronald Benedict and wife, Phyllis, of Winchester, Virginia; Patricia Warnock of Rural Hall, North Carolina and Roberta Wilson and husband, David, of Burleson; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at condolences@rosserfuneralhome.net.
Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne is handling the arrangements. 817-641-4800
www.rosserfuneralhome.net

DR. HERBERT MELVIN WESTPHAL

Cleburne -- Dr. Herbert Melvin Westphal, of Cleburne, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2007, at the wonderful age of 102.
His funeral service is 3 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2007, at the Joshua Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor Larry Moore will officiate, assisted by Pastor Lyndon DeWitt and Pastor Rene Quispe. Burial will follow in Keene Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 6 - 8 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2007 at Rosser Funeral Home.
Serving as pallbearers will be Scott Miller, Rich St. Clair, Todd Goodman, Emanuel Mitchell, Michael Ostasewski, Michael Lawrence and Tony Rivas.
Memorials may be made to the Westphal Worthy Student Fund, C/O Southwestern Union Conference, P.O. Box 4000, Burleson, Texas 76097.
Dr. Westphal was born in Argentina on July 21, 1905, the son of Jennie (Peckover) and Joseph William Westphal. He served his country as a United States Army Captain during WWII.
A retired medical doctor, he practiced in Weslaco and Menard and was a member of the Joshua Seventh-day Adventist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Amy Reed Westphal and son, Herbert Melvin Westphal, II.
Survivors include his daughters, Merilyn Westphal of Center Point, Earline Miller and Cheryl St. Clair and husband, Terry, all of Cleburne; seven grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at condolences@rosserfuneralhome.net.
Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne is handling the arrangements. 817-641-4800. www.rosserfuneralhome.net

VELMA D. DANSBY
Keene -- Velma D. Dansby, 85, of Keene, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2007 in Keene. No services are planned at this time, however, a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Dansby was born in Mt. Pleasant, Texas on June 29, 1922, the daughter of Ettie (Jones) and James Wilkerson. She was a retired nurse and was a member of the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church.
She is preceded in death by her first and second husbands, Alton Parker Lake and Louis Mortellaro.
Velma D. Dansby is survived by her husband, Warren Dansby, of Florida; sons, Al Lake of Wylie, Leland Lake and wife, Maureen, of Mt. Pleasant and Louis Mortellaro of Winnsboro; daughters, Yvonne Blewett and husband, Larry, of Keene and Linda Jackson of Virginia; brother, Wilmet Wilkerson and wife, Pat, of Big Springs; sister, Ann Williams of Granbury; eight grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at condolences@rosserfuneralhome.net.
Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne is handling the arrangements. 817-641-4800. www.rosserfuneralhome.net

 

ARTHUR L. SANDERS

Alvarado -- Arthur L. Sanders, 79, of Alvarado, passed away Friday, August 31, 2007, at his residence.
Services were 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 3, 2007, at the Clayton Kay-Vaughan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Raymond Smith officiating. Interment followed at the Glenwood Cemetery in Alvarado. Visitation with the family was 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, September 2, 2007, at the funeral home.
Mr. Sanders was born to the late J. W. and Tressie Day Sanders on August 29, 1928 in McAlester, Oklahoma.
Arthur enjoyed fishing, gospel and blue grass music as well as working on cars, going hunting and tractors.
He retired from Northeast Paint & Body in Fort Worth after 19 years.
Arthur was a true family man, loving time spent with them, especially his grandchildren. He leaves behind a great example of love and compassion that will live on for generations.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Billy and Ed Sanders.
Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Evelyn Sanders of Alvarado, his children, Alan Sanders and Shirley Bench of Godley, Dr. Gary Sanders and Sandy of Fort Worth, Darlene Woods and Bill of Alvarado, Steve Sanders and Susan of Fort Worth, Jim Sanders and Angela of Cleburne and Donna Sanders of Fort Worth; 12 grandchildren, Jason, Jesse and Johnathan Sanders, Aaron and Brett Woods, Callie Wilde, Cody and Casey Sanders, Tiffany and Jennifer Sanders, Emily Sanders and Clayton Sanders; 5 great grandchildren, Bailey, Brooke and Brody Woods and Brice and Riley Sanders; brothers, Roy Sanders of Keller, Thurman Sanders of Cleburne, Eslie Sanders of Rendon and Windell Sanders of Kennedale; sister, Cleta Mize of Aledo and numerous nieces and nephews.
Clayton Kay-Vaughan of Alvarado handled the arrangements. 817-783-3062.

DAVID L. BALDWIN

Burleson -- An active community leader, a well known business man, a loving husband and a friend of many, David L. Baldwin, President of First National Bank of Burleson, passed from this life on September 11, 2007. Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 15, 2007, at the First Baptist Church of Burleson. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home in Burleson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, www.cancer.org, or the National Kidney Foundation, 5429 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy., Ste. 250, Dallas, Texas 75240-2617, www.kidney.org.
Born June 1, 1941 to John and Bessie Baldwin, David was one of eight children. He married Arzie Rader on February 1, 1963.
Mr. Baldwin started his banking career in Arkansas, where he was involved in the operations, lending and computer departments. He and his wife, Arzie, left Arkansas for Texas in 1969 to pursue his banking career. Before settling in Burleson, he worked in Dallas, Houston and Mesquite. David held positions as Operations Officer, Senior Vice President and Cashier. He spent 12 years at Republic Bank in Dallas in various areas, including computer services, developing and writing programs.
The Baldwins moved to Burleson in 1988 when he accepted the position of President of First National Bank of Burleson. He once said he really enjoyed living in Burleson because it was similar to his hometown in Arkansas.
David showed pride for his community through his continued support of local charities. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Burleson where he was involved in various church activities. As a kidney transplant recipient since 1990, Baldwin helped other transplant patients through encouraging visits and follow up phone calls.
He will always be remembered by his family and friends as a man who was passionate about life, his family and his work.
Survivors include his wife, Arzie, and two sisters.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

JEANNE MARIE NEWVILLE

Burleson - Jeanne Marie Newville, 82, passed away Thursday, September 6, 2007.
Her memorial service is 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 13, 2007, at Heritage (Retirement) Place, 4th floor Chapel, 300 Huguley Blvd., Burleson, TX. Her final resting place will be in Bliss, New York.
Because of the quality and compassionate care she received from Community Hospice of Texas, the family requests donations be made in lieu of flowers to: The Emery J. Lilage Hospice House at Huguley, 301 Medpark Circle, Burleson, TX 76028.
She was born May 28, 1925 in Swain, NY, to Gladys and Ivan Newville. Jeanne was the eldest of four children. She was employed by the State of New York for 30+ years before she retired in 1980 from the position of Steward for the Ossining (Sing Sing) Prison. She moved to Texas in 1993.
Jeanne's passions included the American Legion Auxiliary, the Salvation Army, the Red Hatters, but most of all her family and friends. She never met a stranger.
Jeanne was preceded in death by her two brothers, James and Robert Newville, son-in-law, John Romesser, and husbands George W. Morris and Joseph Foizey.
Survivors include sister, Mary Sutter of Reno, NV; children, John A. Morris and wife, Sally, of Geneseo, NY, Janice Romesser of The Villages, FL and Kathleen Barney of Burleson; grandchildren, Jacie Guillan, IL; Jason Beachel, NY; Michelle Hagen, OH; Melissa Wetmore, VA; Todd Barney, MO; great grandchildren, Kurtis Guillan, IL; Justin, Jared and Jessica Hagen, OH and many more family and friends.

DOYCE R. REID

Joshua -- Doyce R. Reid, 66, a retiree from Vought Aircraft after 36 and a half years, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 8, 2007, which was also his birthday.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 12, 2007, at Baumgardner Chapel, Crowley with burial following in Crowley Cemetery. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, 2007, at the funeral home.
Once retired, Doyce worked part time at T.S.C. in Burleson. He and his wife, Linda Reid, celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary on September 2, 2007.
Mr. Reid lived in Crowley from 1954 to 1995 and then moved to Joshua. He will be remembered and missed by many.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Reid; son, Randy Reid and wife, Paula; daughters, Tammy Mitchell, Robin Vaughn and husband, C.J., and Polly Factor, all of Joshua; brother, Tommie Reid and wife, Peggy, of Crowley; sisters, Dean Monasco and husband, Melton, of Crowley and Gayle Wirtz and husband, Robert, of Saginaw; 11 grandkids; 9 great-grandkids and many nieces and nephews.

SUDIE BRYANT WEBB

Rowlett -- Sudie Bryant Webb, 95, passed away Monday, September 10, 2007, at her home.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, September 14, 2007, at Mayfield Funeral Home in Burleson/Fort Worth. Burial will follow at Bethany Cemetary near Alvarado. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Sudie Webb was born May 14, 1912. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Webb and a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Ed Wallace.
Survivors include daughter, Jeanie Waller and husband, Skip; grandchildren, Jamie Wallace and wife, Tianey, Christy Cook and husband, Matt, Jennifer Acker and husband, Bry, and Adriane Howland; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Trenton, Marcus, Grant, Alysa and Brayden.

PAUL EDWARD KRYSINSKI

Cleburne -- Paul Edward Krysinski 80, passed away, August 31, 2007.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Thursday, September 6, 2007, at Saint Ann's Catholic Church in Burleson. Burial will follow Mount Olivet Cemetery. His Rosary is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church.
Donations may be made to Saint Ann's Catholic Church.
Paul Edward Krysinski was born Feb. 25, 1927, in Wooten Wells area of Bremond. The eldest son of Antone Krysinski and Lula Warhol Krysinski. Paul spent his formative years as many of the young, at the time, doing what had to be done to survive as a member of the "poorest of the poor" share croppers.
Paul left the farm in his teens to go and live with his Aunt and Uncle Mary and Mike Franko and their children in Fort Worth. They had a grocery store, Franko's Grocery on Azle Avenue. The Franko's took him in and treated him as their own. He had a warm bed and enough to eat.
In 1943, Paul went to work for Greyhound bus as a baggage handler making an amazing fifty three cents an hour. He spent his next 39 years working his way up to being the night time terminal manager where he served until his retirement in 1982.
In September of 1950, Paul met the love of his life, Frances, who had come to work for Greyhound. The only problem was she was already married. As fate would have it, her husband passed away in 1972. Paul's dreams came true in 1973, when he and Frances got married. They were happily married for 35 years. Paul had a deep love for the home he built by his own hands. He lived there for 36 years. He also had an abiding love for his entire family and his church family. He was a friend to everyone he met. He never met a stranger. His faith and love of God sustained him his entire life.
Survivors include wife, Frances Krysinski; brother, Don A. Krysinski and wife, Olga; sister, Delores Slafka and husband, Buck and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mount Olivet Funeral Home of Fort Worth is handling the arrangements. 817-831-0511.

JUANITA "NITA" FAYE LAYNE

Burleson -- Juanita "Nita" Faye Layne, 80, of Burleson received her angel wings to fly to heaven on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007, at a local care center.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2007, at Crestmont Baptist Church in Burleson. Interment followed at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Weatherford. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to James L. West Hospice of Fort Worth. They were our angels!
Juanita "Nita" Layne was born May 28, 1927, to Charlie Durant and Lilly Belle Purselley.
She was our precious angel who always gave her smile and loved us completely. We will miss her every day, but know she will be watching over us, sending whispers from heaven.
Nita was preceded in death by a son, Charles Earl West; brother, Orvan Durant and husbands, James R. West and L.I. Layne, Jr.
Survivors include sisters, Martha Lewis of Alaska, June Gibson and husband, Clayton, of Weatherford; children, who were the light of her life, son, Gordon West and daughter, Connie Vines and husband, Larry, of Burleson; granddaughters, Lana Cruz of Rockwall, Toi Massey, Tami Winn and her husband, Toby, of Burleson; great-grandchildren, Matthew and Leah Cruz, Brittan Massey, Taylor and Tatum Winn; her lovingly acquired daughters, Kathryn Hanna of Fort Worth and Beverly Volkman Powell of Burleson; extended family from Burleson Senior Citizens and Crestmont Baptist Church and many more friends and family.

VICKI LOFLIN RODGERS

Joshua -- Vicki Loflin Rodgers, 60, of Joshua, a retired paraprofessional for the Joshua ISD, died peacefully at her home Wednesday, August 29, 2007, surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Saturday at Lane Prairie Baptist Church, 412 CR 704 in Joshua. Interment followed in Union Hill Cemetery in Joshua. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Vicki was born March 22, 1947, in Cleburne to Robert Clarence and Claudia Pauline Hildebrand Loflin. She married Larry D. Rodgers on January 17, 1965 in Granbury.
She was a woman of many passions but her family was always first and foremost. Her devotion to her children and grandchildren was the thing that kept her going. She also loved her flower garden, taking long car trips with her husband and shopping.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Kenneth Hancock and the nurses at Texas Oncology for their special care of Vicki.
She was preceded in death by her father, R.C. Loflin, in 2003.
Survivors include husband, Larry D. Rodgers of Joshua; son, Larry E. Rodgers and wife, Paige, of Burleson; daughter, Lorie Porter and husband, Bryan, of Burleson; mother, Pauline Loflin of Burleson; brother, Gene Loflin and wife, Robin, of Joshua; grandchildren, Reid and Blake Rodgers and Ally and Will Porter; nephews, Clint and Chad Loflin and Butch and Guy Rodgers and many close friends and other family members.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

JEANNETTE GATES REDWINE

Burleson -- Jeannette Gates Redwine, 73, a homemaker, passed away on Monday, August 27, 2007, in Burleson.
Funeral services were 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 31, 2007, at Skyvue Victoria Chapel in Mansfield with burial following in Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Visitation was 7-9 p.m. Thursday, August 30, 2007, at the funeral home.
Jeannette was born September 6, 1933 in Huntington, TX, the daughter of Frederick Cook Gates and Florence Scaff Gates.
She married Jack Redwine on June 9, 1951 in Palestine, TX. They lived in Fort Worth, Memphis, TN, Fostoria, OH and since 1974 in Burleson, then later in Chandler, AZ where they retired in 1996, returning to Burleson.
While she never worked in public, Jeannette was active in the Cub Scouts, PTA and Texas Girls Choir. Mee-Maw attended all youth and sport activites of her grandsons until her health stopped her from attending.
Mrs. Redwine was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Frederick Cook Gates, Jr. and grandson, Sonny Jack Burke.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Jack Redwine; son, Eric Redwine and wife, Elizabeth; daughter, Kelly Herndon and friend Dora York; brother, Frederick Charles Gates and wife, Arlene; 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Skyvue Funeral Home of Mansfield handled the arrangements. 817-478-6955.

 

BILL RICHARDSON

Burleson -- Bill Richardson, 78, a beloved husband, father, granddaddy, brother and friend and a lifelong resident of Burleson, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2007, in Fort Worth.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Monday, August 27, 2007, at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Interment followed in Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation was 3-5 p.m. Sunday, August 26, 2007, at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth.
Along with his brother, Jimmy, he owned and operated the Burleson Wrecking Yard for more than 40 years and, together, they designed and fabricated their own wreckers.
In addition, Mr. Richardson was a proud member of the U.S. Army, serving his country honorably in Korea. He loved country and western music and played the guitar and fiddle.
Bill has gone home to be with our Lord, and we will miss him until we meet again.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Martin A. Richardson.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Jeanene Richardson; children, Judy Renfrow, Janet Glosup, Barry Richardson and Bob Richardson; grandchildren, Kelli and Logan Renfrow, Richard Glosup, Sarah and Matthew Richardson; brothers, Pete, W.C. and Jimmy Richardson; sisters, Clara Williams, Jo Spinks, Mary Lou Reeves and Patricia Massey, all of Burleson and many nieces and nephews.

 

DEWEY "A.D." LOWE

Cleburne -- Dewey "A.D." Lowe, 88. of Cleburne, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2007, in Cleburne.
Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 27, 2007, in the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel. Dr. Joe Stephens and Mr. Eddy Carrell officiated. Burial followed in Greenacres Memorial Park. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Sunday, August 26, 2007.
"A.D." was born August 22, 1921 in Huckaby, Texas to George and Lela Christian Lowe. He married Billie Thompson on August 2, 1943 in Cleburne.
Mr. Lowe was a former mayor of Joshua, a machinist for General Dynamics and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was also a veteran of the United States Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Billie Lowe, of Cleburne; sons, Danny Lowe and wife, Nancy, of Grandview, Ricky Lowe and wife, Vivian, of Wichita Falls, Terry Lowe and wife, Pam, of Burleson and Tim Lowe and wife, Jane, of Joshua; six grandchildren, Tony,Tonya, Ryan, Loren, Aaron and Andrea; six great-grandchildren, Stetson, Frisco, Hunter, Kaitlynn, Mackenzi and Matthew and sisters, Barbara Nolan of Weatherford and Judy Clark of Fort Worth.
You may send condolences, view obituary and see photo at www.cpcleburne.com.
Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements.
817-648-0522

 

HARRIETT LUCILLE DIETRICH MCBRIDE

Alvarado -- Harriett Lucille Dietrich McBride, 78, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 29, 2007, at the Huguley Hospice in Burleson, after a lengthy illness.
Graveside services are 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 31, 2007, at Glenwood Cemetery in Alvarado. Visitation is 7-9 p.m. Thursday, August 30, 2007 at Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home in Cleburne.
The family requests that any donations be made to the First United Methodist Church in Alvarado or the Alvarado Animal Shelter, as she loved pets.
Harriett was born October 11, 1928 in Post, Texas, Garza County, to the late Harry John (1969) and Margie Vaughn Baker-Dietrich (1981). She graduated from Post High School and married Arvel R. McBride on February 9, 1947. They settled in Alvarado in 1950 and had two daughters. They were married 40 years before Arvel's death on September 24, 1987.
She worked at the Alvarado Drug store when her children were young and sold Avon for 15 years, winning numerous awards for sale achievement. In the 1960's she helped organize the Girl Scout troops in the Alvarado community.
In 1969 she became a bank teller at Citizens State Bank, later renamed Alvarado Community Bank, which later became known as Alvarado State Bank. She became an officer of the bank before her retirement 22 years later. During her banking years she was on the first committee which organized the Alvarado Santa's Helpers organization. She served as treasurer for many years and loved to shop for the children. She was very proud of Santa's Helpers and how many people they were able to help each year.
She was a member of the Alvarado Planning and Zoning committee for several years.
In 1985 she opened Video Junction in Grandview and in 1986 opened a second Video Junction in Alvarado. She retired from the video business after 15 years.
In 2001 she worked medical records in a physicians office.
Mrs. McBride loved to travel with her friends and enjoyed musicals and movies. She also helped deliver Meals on Wheels. She truly loved her church and all the members.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arvel, in 1987, brother, James Dietrich (1977) of Post, Texas and brother, Bob Dietrich (2005) of Hamilin, Texas.
Survivors include daugh-ters, Kathy Goff and husband, David, of Arlington and Debbie Pack and husband, Larry, of Cleburne; 2 grandsons, Robert (Robbie) Pack of Cleburne and Shawn Pack, D.D.S. of Keller; sister, Helen Hopper of Alvarado; 5 nephews, Gary Dietrich and Ronnie Hopper of Alvarado, Ricky Hopper of Cleburne, Harry Dietrich of Wyoming, Larry Dietrich of Hamlin; 2 nieces, Frances Wortham of Lubbock and Mary Ann DeGrant of Alvarado; numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Vearl McBride of Post, Marie Dietrich of Hamlin and Lousie Dietrich of Lubbock.
Harriett was blessed with many lifelong friends, too many to name, who gave her encouragement, love and support. Many called her each day, which was deeply appreciated. They gave her laughter, joy and she loved each and every one.
Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home of Cleburne is handling the arrangements. 817-648-0522.

JEREMY SLATER

Alvarado - Jeremy Slater, 22, of Alvarado, Texas, passed away in Warren, Michigan.
His funeral service was conducted at 12:00 noon, Friday, August 24, 2007, in the Rosser Funeral Home Chapel with burial immediately following at the DFW National Cemetery. There was no visitation.
Jeremy was born in Loma Linda, California on October 18, 1984, the son of Valerie (Thomas) and Kent Slater. He was currently serving his country in the United States Navy.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kent Slater.
Survivors include his mother, Valerie Murray and husband, Rick, of Alvarado; brothers, Jared Murray and wife, Andrea, of Alvarado and Alex Murray of Florida and sister, Kira Scapinelli and husband, Bruno, of Venus.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at condolences@rosserfuneralhome.net..
Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 817-641-4800. www.rosserfuneralhome.net

 

ANNETTE RODRIGUEZ COBLE

Cleburne -- Annette Rodriguez Coble, 43, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2007, in Cleburne, Texas.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Saturday, August 18, 2007, at Bethel Temple Church with the Rev. Robert Baze, Rev. Thomas Scales, Rev. Phillip Lightsey and Rev. R.C. Helms officiating. Burial was in Hamilton, Texas at 10 a.m. Monday, August 20, 2007. The family received visitors 6-8 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2007, at Rosser Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Russell Wilson, Paul Reaves, Aaron Hinson, Ray Rodriguez, Justin Hammond, Roy Coble and Jeremy Rodriguez.
Mrs. Rodriguez was born June 17, 1964 in Fort Worth, Texas to Richard and Patricia Rodriguez. She married Weldon Coble on January 8, 1982 in Joshua, Texas.
She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Temple Church.
Annette is survived by her husband, Weldon Coble, of Cleburne; sons, Jory Coble of Cleburne and Weldon Earl Coble, Jr. and wife, Theresa, of Grand Saline; daughters, Charla Renee French and husband, Michael, of Cleburne, Karen Daniel and husband, Weldon, of Haltom City and Crystal Thompson and husband, David, of Fruitvale; parents, Richard and Patricia Rodriguez of Hamilton; grandmother, Juanita Rodriguez; brother, Richard Rodriguez, Jr. of Gatesville; sisters, Cynthia Cole and husband, Allen, of Burleson and Cecilia Rodriguez of Gatesville; 13 grandchildren including Erik and Justin who will miss their Grandmommy very much and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Condolences may be emailed to the family at condolences@rosserfuneralhome.net.
Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 817-641-4800.

 

DONNA JO MANNAN

Arlington -- Donna Jo Mannan went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, August 12, 2007, after a long battle with cancer.
Mass of Christian Burial was 10 a.m. Thursday, August 16, 2007, at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Arlington. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2007, with rosary at 7 p.m. at Emerald Hills Memorial Chapel.
Donna was born November 29, 1958.
Survivors include her son, Frankie Houston Mannan III, "Trey"; mother, Kathryn Acton; brother, David Acton and wife, Kim; nephews, Joshua Acton and Jared Acton; niece, Jordan Acton; mother-in-law, Cleta Mannan; five sisters-in-law; seven brothers-in-law; Uncle Herman and wife, Vera, and family; Aunt Lynna and husband, Mike, Mariana Acton and Deanna, Carrie and Danny; other extended family members and a host of friends.
Emerald Hills Funeral Home of Kennedale handled the arrangements. 817-572-1681.

 

AURORA LONGORIA

Burleson -- Aurora Longoria, 90, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2007.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2007, in Laurel Land Memorial Chapel of Burleson. Interment will follow in Burleson Memorial Park. The rosary is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel, with visitation afterward.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Johnson County Meals on Wheels.
Aurora was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant daughter, Faustina; son, Freddy; two sisters and one brother.
Survivors include children, Frances Vasquez, Fidencio Longoria, Fidel Longoria, Felipe Longoria and Florence Corbin; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; four brothers; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

EDMOND STANLEY JACKSON

Burleson -- Edmond Stanley Jackson, 74, a lifelong Burleson dairyman, died Wednesday, August 8, 2007, at his residence.
Funeral services are 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 12, 2007, at Reece Prairie Baptist Church in Burleson. Burial will follow in Caddo Cemetery in Joshua. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Vitas Hospice, 2501 Parkview Dr. Suite 600, Fort Worth, TX 76102.
Mr. Jackson was born March 11, 1933 in Fort Worth to Arthur G. and Hazel M. Clowdus Jackson. On July 10, 1953, he married Janice Yvonne Russell in Burleson. This past July, they celebrated 54 years of marriage together.
Stanley started dairying with his grandfather in the Reece Prairie community near Burleson in 1948. After his marrage in 1953, he and his wife developed a successful dairy operation with their two sons. They were awarded the Outstanding Farm and Ranch Family of Johnson County honor in 1984. Stanley was also awarded Master Dairyman by the Texas Dairy-Herd Improvement Association in 1991.
He was a fierce competitor and accomplished horseman in the Crowley Ramblers Riding Club for twenty years. Stanley was a member of Reece Prairie Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Yvonne Jackson; sons, Brad Jackson, Kirk Jackson and wife, Cherri; uncle, Howard Clowdus and wife, Helen; aunt, Mildred Clowdus; grandsons, Dirk, Clinton, Kyler, Kolten, all of Burleson and numerous cousins and other family members.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is handling the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

 

JEFF FINCHER "FINCHER ELECTRIC"

Everman -- Jeff "Fincher Electric", 45 years old, born March 10, 1962, was shot and killed on Sunday, August 12, 2007. Jeff was a life-long resident and businessman in Everman, Texas.
Services will be held Thursday, August 16, 2007, at Davis Funeral Chapel, 6912 NE Loop 820, N. Richland Hills, TX 76180, 817-429-3441. The viewing will take place from 1-2 p.m. with services directly following at 2 p.m.
Jeff was the best Dad in the Universe! To those who loved him, this is truly a tragedy and loss of a wonderful friend. There is no greater love than this, than a man who would give his life for a friend - that man is and was Jeff Fincher!
Jeff is survived by 3 beautiful little "ya ya's" that he gave his life for "ever day"! Hailey Jordan (12), Ethan Conner (7) and Ian Jack (6); his father, Bill Fincher, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
We will truly miss you Fincher ~ Love Eternally...

 

ROUEL DURWOOD HALLMARK

Crowley -- Rouel Durwood Hallmark, 77, passed away peacefully, Monday, August 13, 2007, at a local hospital. Funeral services are 3 p.m. Thursday, August 16, 2007, at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel of Fort Worth. Burial will follow at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.
Rouel was a Texas Native born in Doole, Texas. He enjoyed his country life to the fullest and traveled extensively during his 25 years in the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Hallmark was lovingly referred to as Papa, Jerry or Sonny. His life was characterized by his love and devotion to many friends and family. We all thank Papa for his continuous love and generosity to all of his children, grandchildren and great-grandsons. Papa will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Therese R. Hallmark, and daughter, Alison T. Filkins.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian Perkins Hallmark; sisters, Leverne and Penny; son, Michael Hallmark; daughters, Angela Sarvis Varner and Anita Holloway; grandchildren, Jessica Filkins Jett, Jaime Filkins, Keith Holloway, Amy Sarvis and Adam Sarvis; great-grandsons, Trey, Leighton and Jamil and his wonderful brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

SHIRLEY MARIE MCCLAIN

Burleson -- Shirley Marie McClain, 71, left this world on August 11, 2007 to be with her loving husband, John W. McClain.
Memorial services are 12:30 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 2007, at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth.
Mrs. McClain was an LVN at John Peter Smith Hospital and gave "her all" to her patients. She gave her sons the best foundation a mother could give. She will always be remembered and dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. McClain on August 22, 1981; by a brother, James Ingram and a sister, Louise Ganzer.
Survivors include her sons, John B. McClain and wife, Sean, and James T. McClain; grandchildren, Justin Romack and wife, Angela, Nicholas Romack, John McClain, Jr., Katie McClain, Jared McClain and Jessica McClain; sisters, Frances Wilson and Sue Baker and brother, Jerry Ingram.

 

JAMES LEE HUSKINS

Alvarado -- James Lee Huskins, 64, a retired industrial engineer, died Saturday, August 3, 2007, in Fort Worth.
Services were 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 6, 2007, at the Burleson Church of Christ. Burial followed in Burleson Memorial Park. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home.
Jim was born August 21, 1942, in Pampa to Frank and Lois Holloway Huskins. He married Brenda Morgan June 1, 1963 in Waurika, Oklahoma. Jim was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a longtime member of the Burleson Church of Christ. Jim also liked to fish. He retired from Bell Helicopter after 30 years of dedicated service.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Huskins of Alvarado; sons, Jeff Huskins and wife, Ginna, of Hendersonville, Tennessee, Paul Huskins and Jennifer of Sugar Land, Brent Huskins and wife, Becky, of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren; brother, Frank Huskins and wife, Linda, of Wichita Falls; mother-in-law, Dortha Murphy of Waurika, Oklahoma and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-426-3200.

MRS. PEM B. COLE
Crowley -- Mrs. Pem B. Cole of Crowley, Texas passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2007.
Funeral services are incomplete at this time, but final internment will be in the Arcola Township Cemetery, Arcola, IL.
The family suggests any donations be made to the Amercan Cancer Society or charity of choice in her name.
Mrs. Cole was born August 28, 1936 in Chicago, IL. She married Francis E. (Gene) Cole on September 17, 1960 in St. Louis, MO.
A former resident of Charleston, IL, she graduated from Eastern Illinois University. During her career, she was employed by the U.S. Air Force in St. Louis, the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Barrow, Alaska, the Soil Conservation Service in Spokane, WA and the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Fort Worth.
Survivors include her husband, Francis E. (Gene) Cole; her son, Stanton Donovan Cole and her two grandsons, Justin and Taylor Cole.