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Miscellaneous Johnson County, Texas Obituaries


MICHAEL W. NAIL
1959-2002
Michael W. Nail went to God's perfect resting place of peace and love on January 6, 2002, surrounded by his family. He died of colon cancer. Funeral mass was held January 9 at St. Ann Catholic Church of Burleson. Burial was at Tye Cemetery of Burleson. Michael was born June 29, 1959 in Odessa. He graduated from Burleson High School in 1977 and joined the Navy where he traveled the world and served his country with pride. On January 16, 1982, he married his soulmate, Denise. They welcomed with great joy the births of their children, Amanda in 1988, and Adam in 1990. Michael loved experiencing life; scuba diving, skeet shooting, photography, bike racing including two Hotter than Hell races, and a pilot's license were some of his interests. He had the creative soul of an artist, expressed beautifully in his drawings and pottery. From 1982 to 1988, Michael was an Arlington Firefighter and enjoyed a camaraderie there that exists to the present. He graduated from UTA in 1988 with an accounting degree. He was a CPA and controller for several companies. For the past three years he was the controller for Pegasus Logistics in Grapevine, a company where he loved his work and especially the people for whom and with whom he worked. Michael was a Cub Scout leader for two years, a devout Catholic and member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Burleson. He will be missed but treasured forever for his wit, wisdom and great capacity for love. Michael was preceded in death by his father, Alton; his grandparents, Leo and Nellice Cole; grandfather, Edward Nail; and several aunts and uncles. He is survived by his wife, Denise; children, Amanda and Adam; mother, Mary of Burleson; brother, Greg and wife, Teresa, of Azle; sister, Brenda and husband, Brad Brazeel, of Burleson; grandmother, Elmarie and husband, John Stover, of Rendon; father- and mother-in-law, Al and Dorothy Miadenka of Fort Worth; brother-in-law, Greg Miadenka and wife, Tina, of Pocatello, Idaho; sister-in-law, Jennifer Jones and husband, Peter, of Fort Worth; nephews, Kerry and Garrett; nieces, Nikole, Kayla and Shani; and many wonderful friends. "He will raise you up on eagles' wings. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

V.O. MEISSNER
1921-2002
V.O. Meissner, 81, died Sunday, February 10, 2002. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 14 at Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was at Greenwood Memorial Park. Vernon Olin Meissner was born January 10, 1921, in Ireland, Texas. For more than 50 years he owned V.O. Meissner Construction Company, a well-known and respected builder of custom homes for many prominent families of Fort Worth. He was instrumental in the development of the South Hills addition and the Trophy Club addition in the north Tarrant County-Denton County Area. Mr. Meissner was a veteran of World War II as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard. He was stationed in the Philippines and the South Texas coast. Mr. Meissner was predeceased by his parents, Sam and Mary Anna Meissner; wife, Evelyn Meissner; brother, Bernise Meissner; and sister, Mable Solomon. He is survived by sons, Glynn Meissner and wife, Karen, and Clayton Meissner and wife, Lauris; daughter, Verller Milstead and husband, Troy Eugene; sisters, Nora Eisen, Edna Seigmund, Pauline Blue and Opal Tidwell, all of Fort Worth; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, loving companion, Monika Koenig; dear friend, Pat Meissner; and extended family and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

R.T. (DICK) NORTHROP
1929-2002
Funeral services for R.T. (Dick) Northrop, 72, of Keene were conducted Sunday, February 10 at the Cleburne Seventh-day Adventist Church. Burial was at the Keene Cemetery. Mr. Northrop passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2002, in Keene. He was born on March 9, 1929, to William Nelson Northrop and Mae Lakin Northrop in Dallas. He married Bobbie Canton on July 18, 1954, in Keene. He served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Cleburne. Mr. Northrop was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Northrop of Keene; sons, Nelson Northrop and wife, Melaney, of Cleburne, Doyle Northrop and wife, Debbie, of Cleburne and Lloyd Northrop and wife, Lori, of Keene; daughter Sharan Boelter and husband, Bill, of Keene; brother, Bob Northrop of Loma Linda, California; and four grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Cleburne Seventh-day Adventist Pathfinders, 111 Meadowview Drive, Cleburne, Texas 76033. Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements.

EARL W. "RED" CADDELL
1921-2002
Funeral services for Earl W. "Red" Caddell, 80, of Burleson were held Thursday, February 7 at Garden Acres Baptist Church in Burleson. Burial was at Emerald Hills Memorial Park in Kennedale. Mr. Caddell passed away peacefully on Monday, February 4, 2002, at Emory J. Lilge Hospice House. He was a retired service station attendant. Earl was born July 8, 1921, to Lee George and Callie Mann Caddell. Red served in the Army Air Corps and World War II, for which he received many awards. He was very patriotic and a member of the American Legion Post #0549. He was a member of Garden Acres Baptist Church and Thousand Trails. Red was a simple, down-to-earth man with a sense of humor. He made a friend everywhere he went. He was a hard worker who enjoyed yard work, the outdoors, road trips, and his family. He was married to Lillie Caddell for 42 years. He will be dearly missed. To know Earl was a privilege. All who knew him loved him. We salute you. Earl was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Caddell, and his parents and brother, R.L. Caddell. He is survived by daughters, Barbara Price and husband, John, and Neta Good and husband, Glen; sister, Oneta Wayland; grandchildren, Melissa and Chris Crickman and Danny and Gary Good; and several great-grandchildren. Emerald Hills Funeral Home of Kennedale handled the arrangements.

AARON MORRISS CARTER
1941-2002
Aaron Morriss Carter, 60, of Burleson passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2002, at his home. He was a retired senior draftsman for Hughes & Baker Mining Tools. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. Carter is survived by his wife, Dawn Carter, of Burleson; mother, Ouidabelle Carter of Weatherford; and beloved cats, Norton, Bob and Herby Wilson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society, Home Health Care or to any Hospice in his memory. Guardian Funeral Home of Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements.

GUY ROSS MC GLOTHING
1965-2002
Graveside services for Guy Ross McGlothing, 36, of Burleson will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 9 at Skyvue Cemetery in Rendon. Mr. McGlothing passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2002, in Willow Park. He was a Night Manager for Willow Park Ramada Inn. Guy was born April 30, 1965. He served in the U.S. Army during Desert Storm. He will be most remembered by his family and friends for his unconditional love and friendship. Guy is preceded in death by his mother,Mary McGlothing, in 2001. He is survived by his father, Hal McGlothing of Burleson; sisters, Sharon McGlothing of Burleson, Lisa Swinford of Fort Worth, Tammy Russell of Harlingen and Leann White of Blanco. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Fort Worth/ Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

COY LOUISE (PEGGIE) HAMMONS
1915-2002
Funeral services for Coy Louise (Peggie) Hammons, 86, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 6 at South Park Baptist Church. Reverend Gaylan Henry will officiate. Burial will be at Burleson Memorial Park of Burleson. Mrs. Hammons went home to be with her Lord on February 3, 2002, in Fort Worth. She was a Christian homemaker. She was born in Colorado City, Texas on October 26, 1915. Mrs. Hammons was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Hammons in 1983. She is survived by daughters, Candace Peel and husband, Jim, of North Richland Hills and Jeri Bob Lester of Burleson; grandchildren, Roby Elsner of Chicago, Leah Lester of Burleson, Wendy Bell and husband, David, of North Richland Hills; great-grandchild, Allyson Bell; sister, Polly Loper of San Antonio; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to South Park Baptist Church Building Fund, 7201 Crowley Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76134. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements.

JENELL (GRIFFIN-WILSON) LESLIE
1936-2002
Funeral services for Jenell (Griffin-Wilson) Leslie, 65 of Alta Monte Springs, Florida, formerly of Keene, were held Saturday, February 2 at the Keene Cemetery Chapel of Keene Memorial Park in Keene. Pastor John Griswell officiated. Mrs. Leslie died Tuesday, January 29, 2002, in Harrison, Tennessee. She was a case manager and social worker for Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida. Mrs. Leslie was born in Houston on February 12, 1936. She was a member of the Florida Hospital Seventh-day Adventist Church. Mrs. Leslie is survived by daughter, Diane Clem and husband, Jim, of Harrison, Tennessee; son, Dean Wilson and wife, Wanda, of Blountville, Tennessee; daughter, Susan Wilson of Del Ray, Florida; son, Steven Wilson of Hartford, Connecticut; brother, Billy Joe Griffin and wife, Mary Beth, of Houston; and seven grandchildren. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements.

JUANITA E. "NITA" LILLY
1926-2002
Graveside services for Juanita E. "Nita" Lilly, 75, of Joshua were held Saturday, February 2 at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Mrs. Lilly passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2002, at an Alvarado nursing center. She was a retired Clerk at the Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector Office. She was born on March 13, 1926, near Ringling, Oklahoma. She married R.E. Lilly in 1948. Mrs. Lilly worked for the Tarrant County Tax Assessors Office for many years, but was retired at the time of her death. She spent most of her adult life in Fort Worth, then the latter part in Joshua before entering a care facility in Alvarado. Mrs. Lilly was preceded in death by her husband in 1982, and a daughter, Anita Elaine Lilly, in 1954. She is survived by three daughters, Janet Green and husband, Lloyd, of Joshua, Marilyn Lilly of Joshua, Sharon Odom and husband, Johnny, of Crandall, Texas; two grandchildren, Natalie and Nicky Odom; sister, Joyce Corthay of Crowley; a niece, Cheryl Sisk and her family of Springtown; a nephew, Graig Corthay and his family of Crowley. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

MAYBELLE LUCY PARHAM
1913-2002
A graveside service for Maybelle Lucy Parham, 88, was held Monday, February 4 at Burleson Memorial Park in Burleson. Mrs. Parham passed away on Friday, February 1, 2002, in Fort Worth. She was a homemaker. She was born September 14, 1913, in Burleson to Robert Walker and Willie Janette Levy. She and her family were instrumental in the founding of Burleson in the early 1900's and also owned and operated Burleson Mercantile. Mrs. Parham was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Parham, in 1971, and by three brothers and one sister. She is survived by daughter, Glenda Tanner and husband, Charles, of Rendon; granddaughters, Missie Wilson and husband, Randy, of Burleson, Christie Scott and husband, Joel, of Fort Worth; great-grandchildren, Sharla and Ryon Wilson of Burleson. Arrangements were handled by Baumgardner Funeral Home, Inc. of Crowley.

GERALD WAYNE "JELLY" WELCH
1912-2002
Funeral services for Gerald Wayne "Jelly" Welch, 89, of Crowley were held Tuesday, February 5 at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel in Fort Worth. Mr. Welch passed away Saturday, February 2, 2002, at a local nursing home. He was a retired maintenance supervisor. He was born December 18, 1912, in Fort Worth. As a young man in the 1930s he was a trombonist with Paul Whiteman's orchestra. He was drafted into the Army Air Force, where he was a pilot during World War II. He survived an airplane accident during World War II. Mr. Welch is survived by his wife of 55 years, Winnie Welch; daughter, Jeanne and husband, David D. Noah; grandchildren, David, Phyllis, Phyllip and Miriam; great-grandchildren, Meredith, Austyn, Nicole, Lee, Noah and Miranda; and great-great-grandchild, Brooklyn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crowley Methodist Church or the charity of your choice. Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

DUDLEY MITCHELL
Funeral services for Dudley Mitchell, 83, of Burleson were held Friday, February 1 at Laurel Land of Burleson Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park. Mr. Mitchell passed away Monday, January 28, 2002, in Bedford. He was a retired Production Control employee of Rector Oil Company. He was a member of the Burleson Church of Christ. Mr. Mitchell was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Mitchell, in 1989. He is survived by daughters, Wanda Deaver and husband, Roy, of Rhome, Texas and Gail Gallagher and husband, Neil, of Colleyville, Texas; five grandchildren, Danielle Scott, Mitch Gallagher, Beth Gleason, Joy Johnson and Matthew Gallagher; five great-grandchildren, Marissa and Amanda Scott, Scotty and Amber Gleason and Jake Johnson; three brothers, Charles Mitchell, Winston Mitchell and Bill Mitchell, all of Fort Worth; sister, Meredith Akin of Burleson; a number of nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Christ Haven Home for Children in Keller, Texas. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

RAYMOND B. "BILL" TAYLOR
1928-2002
Funeral services for Raymond B. "Bill" Taylor of San Angelo, Texas were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2 at the First Baptist Church Carlsbad, with burial at Grape Creek Cemetery. Bill went to meet his Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 31, 2002. He died at his residence with his family at his side. He was born on January 14, 1928, in Giles County, Tennessee to Louis and Hattie Taylor. Bill married Dorothy Allard Jackson on December 3, 1980. The true joys of Bill's life were his love for the Lord, his wife, and especially his grandchildren. He was a member of the First Baptist Church Carlsbad. Bill is survived by his wife, Dorothy; stepdaughter, Sherryl Lewis and husband, Paul, of San Angelo; stepsons, Jimmy Jackson and wife, Debbie, of Stephenville and Tommy Jackson and wife, Sherri, of Grape Creek; daughters, Jane and Diane; granddaughters, Jennifer and Myka Jackson of Stephenville and Meagan and Laynie Jackson of Grape Creek; grandson, Casey Jackson of San Angelo; brother-in-law, Jim Allard and wife, Linda, of Grape Creek; sisters, Sibbie Johnson of Manchester, Tennessee and Reathie Carroll of Garden City, Michigan; brother, Robert L. Taylor of Tullahoma, Tennessee; and special friends, Mike and Linda Guthrie of Burleson. The family would like to thank all of our friends and family for their prayers, food, thoughts and love. A special thanks to Hospice of San Angelo and West Texas Renal Center for their kindness and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations or memorials may be made to: Hospice of San Angelo, Texas Kidney Foundation or a charity of your choice. Shaffer Funeral Home of San Angelo, Texas handled the arrangements.

MICHAEL P. MACKIN
1950-2002
Funeral services for Michael P. Mackin, 51, of Cleburne were held Friday, January 25 at the Alvarado Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor Mike Gendke officiated. Masonic graveside services were held at the Keene Memorial Cemetery in Keene. Mr. Mackin passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2002, in a Bryan, Texas hospital. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was born August 28, 1950, in Bryan. He was a proud member and Past Master of the Masonic Lodge 314 in Alvarado. Mr. Mackin is survived by his wife, Ricky Joy Mackin of Cleburne; son, Michael Jon Mackin and wife, Deborah, of Georgia; two daughters, Michelle Mackin and husband, David Tucker, of Houston and Melissa Lemmons and husband, Howard, also of Houston; mother, Dorothy Mackin of College Station; grandchildren, Aara, Allison, Ethan, Gabriel, Justin, Kirsten, Lauren, Madison; and a host of family and friends. Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan handled the arrangements.

HELEN LOUISE VARNER CRAIG
1923-2002
Funeral services for Helen Louise Varner Craig, 78, of Keene were held Tuesday, January 29 at the Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Chapel in Cleburne. Pastor Ron Halvorsen officiated. Burial was at the Keene Cemetery. Pallbearers were Eugene Larkin, Harley Larkin, William Holland, Jr., Harold Workman, Jack O'Toole and Clinton Roberts. Mrs. Craig died in her sleep early Wednesday, January 23, 2002, at her home. Helen was born May 16, 1923, in Keokuk, Iowa, to James Varner and Margaret "Maggie" Long Varner. She was married to Richard Runge in 1940 (deceased), Harold A. Workman in 1944, Virgil Millage in 1962 (deceased), and Charles Craig in November 1990. She was a member of the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church, and had been a resident of Keene for 15 years. Mrs. Craig was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Runge in 2001. She is survived by her husband, Charles R. Craig of Keene; four daughters, Charlotte Larkin of Keene, Pat O'Toole of Marion, Iowa, Helen Russell of Boise, Idaho, and Esther Workman of Phoenix, Arizona; son, Harold G. Workman of Heidleberg, Germany; brother, William Varner of Keokuk, Iowa; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to the Worthy Student Fund, Keene Adventist Elementary School, 302 Pecan, Keene, Texas 76059. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements.

CHRIS WAYNE BENTON
1970-2002
Funeral services for Chris Wayne Benton, 31, of Burleson will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 30 at Mountain Valley Chapel. Burial will be at Burleson Memorial Park. Mr. Benton died Friday, January 25, 2002, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was a lead welder for Chaparral Steel in Midlothian. He was born February 15, 1970, in Dallas, the son of Glen Wayne and Patsy Jo Benton. He was a 1988 graduate of Burleson High School. Mr. Benton is survived by daughters, Jessica Danielle Benton and Jennifer Rena Benton, both of Covington; parents, Glen and Pat Benton of Burleson; brother, Terry Benton and wife, Elva, of Brighton, Colorado; sister, Vicki Linney and husband, Tommy, of Grandview; grandmother, Opal Benton of Grand Prairie. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

MARY RUTH QUALLS
1914-2002
Funeral services for Mary Ruth Qualls, 88, of Burleson will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 30 at the Burleson Church of Christ. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne. Mrs. Qualls, loving wife, mother and friend, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 26, 2002, in Burleson. Born Mary Ruth Minter on January 1, 1914, Mrs. Qualls grew up outside of Blum, in Hill County, Texas with her four brothers and two sisters. In 1936 she married Issac Beal "Bill" Qualls, with whom she shared her life for 61 years. Mrs. Qualls will be remembered most for her devotion to family and friends. Over the years, she could be counted on to help those in need by opening her heart, and in many cases her home, to help them through trying times. Mrs. Qualls was a devout Christian and a longtime member of the congregation of the Burleson Church of Christ, the South Holland Church of Christ in Illinois, and the Eastwood Church of Christ in El Paso. Mrs. Qualls was predeceased by her husband and her son, Kenneth Wayne Qualls. She is survived by her daughter, Gail Gerkey of El Paso; granddaughters, Dawna Hubert and Johanna Butler of Dallas; brothers, Robert R. (Bob) Minter and his wife, Shirley, of River Oaks, and George W. Minter and his wife, Jessie, of Arlington; sister, Billie Marie Collins of Burleson; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral home of Burleson/Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements.

AGNES L. HUMPHRIES
1928-2002
EARNEST N. HUMPHRIES
1925-2002
Agnes L. Humphries and husband, Earnest N. Humphries, of Richland Springs, Texas, both passed away in January, 2002. Mrs.Humphries,73, passed away in her sleep January 17, 2002. Mr. Humphries, 76, died January 26, 2002, at a nearby hospital. Interment for both was at Emerald Hills in Kennedale. Reverend David Henley officiated. Mrs. Humphries was born July 4, 1928, in Haskell, Haskell County, Texas. Mr. Humphries was born September 3, 1925, in Goldthwaite, Mills County, Texas. They were married August 27, 1949, in Anson, Texas. Mrs. Humphries was a loving wife and mother, and a homemaker. Mr. Humphries, a loving husband and father, was a rancher. They were married for 52 years. The Humphries were charter members of Oakwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Mrs. Humphries was preceded in death by her brother, Melton N.Mathis of Sagerton, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Humphries are survived by son, Kenneth W. Humphries of Alvarado; daughters, Julia A. Onderdonck of Fort Worth, Nelda L. Taylor of Mingus, Debora E. Thompson of Burleson, Barbara S. Humphries of Richland Springs; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

MARGARET BECK COX
1913-2002
Funeral services for Margaret Beck Cox, 88, of Cleburne will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 1 in Keene Chapel. Elders Robert Rider and John Curnow will officiate. Burial will be in Keene Cemetery in Keene. Pallbearers will be Morris Lowry, Kenneth Beck, Roger Beck, Duane Barnes, Clinton Roberts and Bobby Hodges. Mrs. Cox died Monday, January 28, 2002, in Fort Worth. She was a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She was born July 15, 1913, in Hardesty, Oklahoma, to James Arthur Beck and Fannie Almyra Wharram Beck. She married James R. Cox on May 8, 1935, in Keene. Mrs. Cox was a member of the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church for 80 years. Mrs. Cox is survived by daughter, Betty Huddleston and husband, Garland, of Cleburne; grandchildren, Larry Barton of Cleburne, Dr. Joe Huddleston of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Garla Johnson of DeLand, Florida; four great-grandchildren; niece, Sandra Reeves of Riverside, California; nephew, John Joyner of Olancha, California. Cleburne Funeral Home of Cleburne is in charge of the arrangements.

ERNESTINE MERCER BASHAW
1922-2002
Ernestine Mercer Bashaw, 79, of Burleson died Saturday, January 26, 2002, at a local nursing facility. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mrs. Bashaw was a retired registered nurse. Mrs. Bashaw was born October 3, 1922, in Burleson to Benjamin Franklin and Minnie Bell Brunson Mercer. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Burleson. Mrs. Bashaw was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Bashaw. She is survived by brother, Maurice Mercer of Crowley, and several nieces and nephews. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

AZHAR M. MIAN
Funeral services for Azhar (Ozzie) M. Mian, 41, were held Tuesday, January 22 at Ar-Rawdah Cemetery in Johnson County. Mr. Mian died Sunday, January 20, 2002, in Fort Worth. He was a self-employed real estate investor and developer. He was an Engineering graduate from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Mr. Mian is survived by the Mian family of Irving.

MARTHA ELIZABETH "BETTYE" KENNEDY
1927-2002
Memorial services for Martha Elizabeth "Bettye" Kennedy will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 26 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home in Burleson. Mrs. Kennedy passed away on Monday, January 21, 2002. Her vivacious personality and passion for life will be truly missed by all who had the privilege and honor of knowing and loving her during her time here on earth. Bettye was a dedicated mother, grandmother and friend to many. She had an amazing ability to make a stranger into a lifelong friend. She will forever be remembered as the feisty little lady who loved her golf game. She had a fighting spirit that stayed with her until the very end. Bettye was born in Orlando, Florida on March 26, 1927. Most of her childhood was spent growing up in Lampasas, Texas, where she graduated from high school. From there she attended Tarleton College in Stephenville. She ultimately made her home in Fort Worth. She spent her young adult life working as an Executive Secretary at Harris Hospital Pathological Laboratory where she met many of her lifelong friends. In 1977, Bettye met and married Dave, the love of her life, and moved to Grandview, Texas where she spent some of the happiest days of her life. She later moved to Mountain Valley in Joshua where she would be closer to family and conveniently closer to a golf course as well. She owned and operated a small family packaging business and continued to run the business out of her home until her last days. Bettye was active in many areas of the community. She was a member of Crestmont Baptist Church, Mountain Valley Country Club, Burleson Chamber of Commerce and Burleson Professional Women's Organization. Her fighting spirit helped her battle her illness during her final years. True to form, Bettye spent her last moments on earth with her fighting spirit as radiant as ever. She will always be remembered as the woman who welcomed a good challenge and met each challenge head on. Her spirit inspired many and will carry on in the memories of those who knew and loved her. Bettye was preceded in death by her mother, Emma Belle Bean Logan; father, Sam Logan; sister, Lenella Chambers; a son, Kenneth East; and her late husband, Dave Kennedy. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Cathey of Fort Worth; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Tracy East of Graham; granddaughters, Sydney and Bailey East of Graham; grandson, Mack Cathey of Burleson; granddaughter, Kristen Mungioli and her husband, Marcus, of Dallas; and Putter, her loyal dog who stayed by her side throughout her long illness. Donations in memory of "Bettye" may be made to Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund, 2501 Parkview Drive, Suite 600, Fort Worth, Texas 76102, for the wonderful care they provided for Bettye and her family, as well as the many others they care for on a daily basis. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

MICHAEL P. MACKIN
1950-2002
Funeral services for Michael P. Mackin, 51, of Cleburne were held Friday, January 25 at the Alvarado Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor Mike Gendke officiated. Masonic graveside services were held at the Keene Memorial Cemetery in Keene. Mr. Mackin passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2002, in a Bryan, Texas hospital. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was born August 28, 1950, in Bryan. He was a proud member and Past Master of the Masonic Lodge 314 in Alvarado. Mr. Mackin is survived by his wife, Ricky Joy Mackin of Cleburne; son, Michael Jon Mackin and wife, Deborah, of Georgia; two daughters, Michelle Mackin and husband, David Tucker, of Houston and Melissa Lemmons and husband, Howard, also of Houston; mother, Dorothy Mackin of College Station; grandchildren, Aara, Allison, Ethan, Gabriel, Justin, Kirsten, Lauren, Madison; and a host of family and friends. Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan handled the arrangements.

BETTY JOHNSON
Betty Johnson, 91, former resident of Burleson, died January 12, 2002. Mrs. Johnson lived in Burleson from 1986 to 1996. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from Taunton High School in Massachusetts and Connecticut College, class of 1932. She was the Children's Librarian in Taunton Public Library from 1932 to 1937. She worked at the Library Processing Department of Worcester, Massachusetts Public Schools from 1963 to 1966. While a resident of Burleson, Mrs. Johnson was a member of Burleson First United Methodist Church, VMW and the Burleson Newcomer's Club. Mrs. Johnson is survived by her daughter, Suzanne Higgins Robbins of Sarasota, Florida; two grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. Memorial donations may be made to Cancer Research.

FRED FRANCIS VASQUEZ
1918-2002
Fred Francis Vasquez, 83, of Burleson died Friday, January 18, 2002, in Huguley Hospital in Fort Worth. A memorial service will be held at 11.00 a.m. Saturday, January 26 at South Burleson Baptist Church. Mr. Vasquez was born November 7, 1918, in Collinsville, Oklahoma. He married June Edmondson July 26, 1975, in Granbury. Retired from the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Vasquez served in World War II and Korea. He was a member of the South Burleson Baptist Church and a Mason. Mr. Vasquez is survived by his wife, June Vasquez of Burleson; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Tommy Tucker of Burleson; stepson, Jim French of Bedford; brothers, Ben Vasquez of LaSalle, Illinois, and Thomas Vasquez of Oglesby, Illinois; sisters, Mary Kuhar of DePue, Illinois, and Katie Padowan of Oglesby, Illinois; granddaughter and husband, Jennifer and Bryan Pape of San Angelo; granddaughter, Rachel Tucker of Burleson; four step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to South Burleson Baptist Church Building Fund, 400 Hidden Creek Parkway, Burleson, Texas 76028. Lacy Funeral Home of Stephenville is in charge of arrangements.

BARBARA A. WOHLSCHLEGEL SMITH
1944-2002
Funeral Mass for Barbara A. Wohlschlegel Smith, 57, of Kansas was held Monday, January 14 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Danville, of the St. Joan of Arc Parish Community. Father Michael Peltzer officiated. Recitation of the Rosary was held Sunday, January 13 at the church. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery in Danville, Kansas. Casket bearers were Larry Wohlschlegel, Guy Washburn, Leon Drouhard, Todd Drouhard, Richard Befort and Jim Davis. Mrs. Smith passed away after a long battle with cancer, Thursday, January 10, 2002, at the Harper Hospital in Harper, Kansas. She was born February 20, 1944, in Danville, Kansas. She attended schools in Danville and Wichita and graduated from Harper High School in 1962. She was baptized in 1944 in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Danville, and was confirmed in 1956. She later attended the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Harper. She also was a member of the St. Joan of Arc Parish Altar Society. Barbara was united in marriage with Jimmy Smith in 1962, and a year later they solemnized their vows at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Danville. To this union three children were born, Fred, Karl Dean and Suzette. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. When they came to stay with her she took delight in teaching them to knit and cook and entered their endeavors in the Harper County Fair. She also spent many hours watching Scooby Doo cartoons with them. Barbara was the custodian of the St. Patrick Catholic Church of Harper, where she spent many hours helping keep everything in great shape. She took great pride in her church and in her home. She enjoyed gardening and raising flowers and the companionship of her many pets at her home. Barbara always thought more of others and spent her life entwined in the care and concerns of the ones she loved. She made efforts to make the day brighter for them. She also spent many happy hours enjoying arts and crafts and the outdoors. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents, Karl Jacob and Mabel (Davis) Wohlschlegel. She will be missed by Jimmy, her devoted husband of 39 years; children, Fred Smith and his wife, Judy, of Wichita, Karl Dean Smith and his wife, Glenda, of Anthony, and Suzette Deer and her husband, Jerry, of Burleson, Texas; 11 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and other relatives and friends. Memorials may be given in memory of Barbara to either the Harper Hospital or the American Cancer Society. Elliott Funeral Home in Harper, Kansas handled the arrangements.

VIVIAN IRENE BANKS LEACH
1913-2002
Funeral services for Vivian Irene Banks Leach, 88, of Burleson were held Monday, January 14 at First United Methodist Church of Burleson. Burial was at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. Mrs. Leach passed away Thursday, January 10, 2002, at a Fort Worth hospital. She was a retired retail sales clerk. She was born September 5, 1913, in Maypearl. She graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1930 and married J.G. Leach in 1940 in Fort Worth. She was a resident of Burleson for the last ten years, and was previously a resident of Cleburne and Fort Worth. She worked as a sales clerk for Woolsworth, Leonard Brothers, Martin's and Striplings Cox department stores. Mrs. Leach was a member of Englewood Methodist Church in Fort Worth, where she was president of WSCS and children's superintendent. She was later a member of Joshua United Methodist Church and Burleson United Methodist Church. Mrs. Leach was preceded in death by her husband, J. G. Leach, in 1973; parents, W.L. and Harriet Banks; one sister, Louise Williams; and two brothers, W.A. Banks and M.T. Banks. She is survived by daughters, Ann Berger and husband, Jerry, of Fort Worth and Betty Yandell and husband, Willis, of Burleson; six grandchildren, Julie Mills, Amy Henry, Beth Driskill, Tommy Yandell, John Berger and Allison Simmons; nine great-grandchildren, Tiffany, Jonathan, Reba, Cody, Grady, Sadie Irene, Robert, Sarah and John Jr.; four nieces and nephews; many extended relatives; and a host of family members from the family of J.G. Leach. Moore Funeral Home of Arlington handled the arrangements.

MARY PAULINE JONES MINOR
1921-2002
Funeral services for Mary Pauline Jones Minor, 81, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 16 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Greenacres Memorial Park in Cleburne. Mrs. Minor died Sunday, January 13, 2002, at a Fort Worth care center. She was a homemaker. She was born January 6, 1921, in McCurtain County, Oklahoma, near Idabel. She had been a resident of Fort Worth for 49 years. She married Sam P. Jones in Idabel, Oklahoma in 1940. He preceded her in death in 1962. She married Garland Minor in 1966. He preceded her in death in 2001. Mrs. Minor was a Baptist and enjoyed her neighbors and garage sales. Mrs. Minor is survived by her son, Sam P. Jones, Jr. and wife, Sandra, of Burleson; sisters, Mertie Taylor and husband, Carl, and Mildred Golden and husband, Raymond, all of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, Stephanie McBroom of Burleson, Shannon Jones and husband, Scott, of Burleson; great-granddaughter, Hailee McBroom of Burleson; numerous nieces and nephews. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

FREDERICK AUBREY MIXON II
1924-2002
Funeral services for Frederick Aubrey Mixon II will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 16 at First United Methodist Church of Crowley. Interment will be at 3:00 p.m. at D.F.W. National Cemetery in Dallas. Mr. Mixon went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 11, 2002, at a local hospital. He was a retired federal chemist. He was born July 25, 1924, in Tennille, Georgia. He graduated salutatorian from Tennille High School. He attended Emory at Oxford and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. He also attended Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia at Atlanta, Notre Dame and Texas Christian University. Mr. Mixon served faithfully in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and retired after 25 years' service with GSA as a federal chemist. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Crowley and American Legion Post 522 in Whitney, Texas. Mr. Mixon was preceded in death by mother, Lennie Smith Mixon, and father, Frederick Aubrey Mixon. He is survived by wife of 43 years, Louise Todd Mixon; sons, Frederick "Rick" Aubrey Mixon III, William Marion Mixon, all of Crowley; daughter, Flora Mixon Sherwood and husband, Jim, of Azle; grandchildren, Melissa Leah Weeks, Sabrina Amanda Weeks; and step-grandson, Daniel Sherwood. Memorials may be sent in lieu of flowers to First United Methodist Church of Crowley. Davis Funeral Home of Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements

GLENN DEE WATTS
1925-2002
Funeral services for Glenn Dee Watts, 76, of Burleson were held Friday, January 11 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson/Fort Worth. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park. Mr. Watts, devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, peacefully went to join the Lord and many loved ones Wednesday, January 9, 2002, with his wife of 58 years and all of his family by his side. He was a truck driver for Central Freight Lines, retired after 35 years of loyal service. Mr. Watts was born on a farm in Whitney, Texas on February 11, 1925. He married Juanita C. Roberts on January 1, 1944. He loved fishing, gardening and the outdoors, but most of all his family. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the pride of his life, and his legacy will always live through them. He was our rock and will always live in our hearts. Mr. Watts was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; two brothers; and his precious daughter, Brenda. He is survived by his wife, Juanita C. Watts; daughter, Patricia K. Watters and her husband, Gary D.; grandsons, Ray Glenn Watters, Jeff Raymond and fiancee, Holly Smith; granddaughters, Gay L. Milner and her husband, Don, Tara Allan and her husband, Todd; great-grandchildren, Lea and Jacob Milner, Zachary Watters, Madalyn Raymond and Donny, Cody and Christa Allan. The family wishes to express our deepest gratitude to all our extended family that has loved and supported us through this most difficult time. Memorials may be made to the Emery J. Lilge Hospice House. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson/Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

JANICE ENGLAND PEACOCK
1917-2002
Funeral services for Janice England Peacock, 84, of Burleson were held Friday, January 11 at Laurel Land Burleson Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Cleburne Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Cooper, Ralph Eckstein, Todd Sells, Ryan Riddle, Jody Maxwell and Mark Slocum. Honorary pallbearer was Jonathan Eckstein. Mrs. Peacock died Tuesday, January 8, 2002, at her home in Burleson. She was a retired secretary with LTV. She was born June 5, 1917, the oldest child of Webb and Sudie England. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Burleson. She was a caring, sweet and loyal wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will be sorely missed. The family wishes to express their appreciation to Jimmy and Doris Seals of Alternative Loving Care and Vitas Hospice for their loving care. Mrs. Peacock was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Peacock; daughter, Janet Jackson; two sisters; and one brother. She is survived by son; Leslie Sells of Burleson; stepdaughter, Aquanetta Phfizer of Oklahoma City; sisters, Johnnie England of Burleson and Billie Ruth England of Fort Worth; brother, Bobby Jack England of Casper, Wyoming; grandchildren, Ginger Cooper, Beverly Eckstein, Gary, Gina and Linda Jackson, DeeLaina Riddle and Todd Sells; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Burleson Building Fund. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

LORENE R. DECKER
1909-2001
Funeral services for Lorene R. Decker, 92, of Burleson were held December 29 at Laurel Land of Burleson Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park of Burleson. Mrs. Decker passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2001, in Burleson. She was a homemaker. She is survived by daughters, Walterene Heinmiller and Ann Riley and husband, Joe; sons, Ramon "Sam" Decker and wife, Joyce; grandchildren, Bobby Decker, Eleesa Howard, Laurie Nicholson; and six great-grandchildren. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

MARGIE CLOPTON DUNKLIN
Funeral services for Margie Clopton Dunklin, 53, of Burleson will be held at noon Friday, January 11 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial will be in Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Mrs. Dunklin passed away on Friday, January 4, 2002 at her home in Burleson. She was a Mark-Up Clerk at the Jack Watson U.S. Post Office in Fort Worth, Mrs. Dunklin spent most of her early childhood years in Mississippi and in White Settlement. She enjoyed taking care of her family and three puppies, making ceramics in her spare time, and reading her Bible. She was a longtime member of Bethesda Baptist Church in Burleson. Mrs. Dunklin was preceded in death by her husband, Randell M. Dunklin; her mother, Lora Faye Sanderson Clopton; and by a brother, Kenneth Ray Clopton. She is survived by sons, Reese Dell Dunklin and wife, Mary, and Kenneth Ray Dunklin; father, James H. Clopton; brothers, Jimmie Clopton and Johnny Clopton; sisters, Peggy Averyt, Mabel Cunningham and Carol Coker; numerous nieces and nephews. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements.

PEARL IRENE KENNY
1906-2002
Funeral services for Pearl Irene Kenny, 95, of Cleburne will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 10 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home Chapel in Cleburne. Reverend Jerry Clements and Reverend Jeff Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, in Cleburne. Mrs. Kenny was born in Parker, Texas, March 25, 1906. She married Thomas Lee Kenny on February 25, 1925. She was a member of Lane Prairie Baptist Church. Mrs. Kenny was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Lee Kenny, on June 3, 1963, and by two daughters and two grandchildren. She is survived by three daughters, Mary Hamilton of Cleburne, Dorothy Campbell of Granbury, and Annette Whitman of Alvarado; half-sister Thelma Manes of Dallas; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne is in charge of arrangements.

RUBY MONROE
1926-2002
Graveside services for Ruby Monroe, 75, of Burleson will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Burleson Memorial Park. Mrs. Monroe, a homemaker, passed away Monday, January 7, 2002, in Burleson. She was born February 11, 1926. Mrs. Monroe was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Monroe. She is survived by her sister, Roberta L. Goode of Burleson and numerous nieces and nephews. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson/Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements.

OLA C. NEWTON
1909-2001
Graveside services for Ola C. Newton, 92, of Baytown, Texas were held Saturday, December 22 at Cleburne Memorial Cemetery in Cleburne. Dr. Mike Milburn officiated. Honorary Pallbearers were Jim Johnson, Oscar and Angie Jakobsson, and Debbie and Fred, her favorite postal workers. Mrs. Newton died Wednesday, December 19, 2001, at a Baytown care center. She was a retired teacher in the Castleberry I.S.D. She was born January 23, 1909, in Burleson, the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Mercer and Minnie Bell Brunson Mercer. She married Con C. Newton on May 5, 1931, in Cleburne. She was a lifetime resident of Burleson until she moved to Baytown a year ago to be close to her niece, Brenda Dykes. Mrs. Newton was preceded in death by her husband, four sisters and two brothers. She is survived by a brother, Maurice Mercer of Crowley; sister, Ernestine Bashaw of Burleson; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. Memorials may be given to Travis Elementary, 100 Robin Road, Baytown, Texas 77520, to honor her memory as an educator. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

EDDIE WEST RILEY
Funeral services for Eddie West Riley, 65, of Cleburne were held Saturday, December 22 at Mountain Valley Chapel. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park. Mr. Riley died Wednesday, December 19, 2001, at his residence. He was owner and founder of Wesco Industries, Inc. He was a 1954 graduate of Polytechnic High School and a member of Rockwood Assembly of God. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing golf. He had served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Mr. Riley is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary Anna Riley of Cleburne; sons, Eddie West Riley, Jr. of Cleburne, Michael Scott Riley of Burleson, Steven Wayne Riley and wife, Norma, of Burleson; daughter, Nancy Zamboras and husband, Bob, of The Woodlands; brothers, Herbert Riley of Keller, Ted Riley of Eagle Mountain Lake; sister, Barbara Bloomfield of Trophy Club; and ten grandchildren. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

CAROL ANN JACKSON
1936-2001
Funeral services for Carol Ann Jackson, 65, of Burleson were held Thursday, January 3 at the Burleson Church of Christ. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Mrs. Jackson died Saturday, December 29, 2001, at her home. She was a retired public school teacher. She was born June 22, 1936. She was a volunteer at Huguley Memorial Medical Center and enjoyed the company of her dogs. She was a member of the Burleson Church of Christ for 34 years. Mrs. Jackson is survived by her son, Michael Jackson of Mexia, Texas; daughter, Michele Jackson of Fort Worth; brother-in-law, Walter Marler and wife, Jo Ann, of Lovington, New Mexico; niece, Barbara Wiebe and husband, Heath; nephew, David Marler and wife, Shawnlee; grandnieces, Taylor and Hallie Marler; aunt and uncle, Bill and LaRue Jackson. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

EVELYN CAMPBELL
Funeral services for Evelyn Campbell, 81, were held Friday, December 28 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Burleson/Fort Worth. Dr. Frankie Rainey and Jimmie Seale officiated. Burial was at Green Acres Memorial Park in Cleburne. Pallbearers were grandson and great-grandsons, Perry Don Campbell, Greg Martin, James Reese, Jeremy Galvez, Josh Galvez and Austin West. Evelyn Campbell, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, went to be with the Lord peacefully on Wednesday, December 26, 2001, in Fort Worth. She was preceded in death by husband, Jack Campbell, and two sons, Robert and Calvin Campbell. She is survived by son, Kenneth Campbell and his wife, Julaney, of Burleson; daughters, Patsy Calhoun and her husband, James, of Alvarado, Doris Turnbo and her husband, Larry, of Killeen, Jackie Towler and her husband, Vernon, of Burleson, Shyrel Linthicum and her husband, Ralph, of Joshua, Joan Shelton and her husband, Jack, of Burleson, Angie West and her husband, Ray, of Burleson; sister, Willie Bell of Godley; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank Jimmy and Doris Seale and Evelyn Westmoreland for the loving care that they provided. The family would also like to thank Vitas Hospice for their excellent care. Proverbs 31:38
Her children arise and call her blessed, This was our mother. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson/Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

GEORGE A. PETERSON
1936-2002
Funeral services for George A. Peterson, 65, of Fort Worth were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 5 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home Chapel in Cleburne. Burial was at Baker-Lain Cemetery in Johnson County. Mr. Peterson died Wednesday, January 2, 2002. He was a self-employed architect. He was born April 4, 1936, in Tsingtao, China. He was a member of Christ Church Assembly of God in Fort Worth. Mr. Peterson is survived by his wife, Beverly Jean Peterson; son, Robert L. Peterson and wife, Penny; daughter, Angela D. Taylor and husband, Mark; son, James G. Peterson and wife, Jennifer; daughter, Summer D. Garcia and husband, Joel; sisters, Ginny Daumit, Judy Palmer and Margaret Necker; and five grandchildren. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements.

ME'CHEAL LEA SAMPSON
1970-2001
Funeral services for Me'cheal Lea Sampson, 31, formerly of Burleson, were held Monday, December 31 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Chapel in Cleburne. Pastor Mike Mizell of Bethel Temple Assembly of God officiated. Reverend Wayne McCoy assisted. Mrs. Sampson passed away during the early morning hours of December 27, 2001. She was born April 27, 1970, in Cleburne to Charles M. Crane and Donna W. Crane. She married Earl Ray Sampson, Jr. in April, 1988. Mrs. Sampson was preceded in death by her great-grandmother, Doris Williams in 1997 and her grandfather, Jim McCoy in 1996, both lifelong residents of Cleburne. She is survived by her husband, Ray; sons, Nicholas, age 12, and Hunter, age 6; mother, Donna Williams Millikan of Cleburne; sister, Cheri' R. Wafford of Mesquite; grandmother, Eva McCoy of Cleburne; as well as numerous other loving relatives and in-laws. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements.

PHOEBE MARTIN
Phoebe Martin, 97, a homemaker, passed away Monday, December 17, 2001 in Burleson. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 20 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her husband Hubert Martin, Sr., in 1977, 6 brothers and 3 sisters. She was a lifelong member of Rosemont Church of Christ. She is survived by sons Hubert Martin, Jr. and wife Peggy of Albany, Georgia, Odell Martin and wife Betty of Burleson; 6 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews. Laurel Land Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

RAYMOND EWALD KLAEREN
Raymond Ewald Klaeren, 67, a retired millwright for General Portland Cement Co., died Thursday, December 13, 2001 at his residence in Alvarado. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mr. Klaeren was born February 27, 1934 in Elmhurst, Illinois to John and Elfriede Kunke Klaeren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Herbert Klaeren.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Fay Klaeren, of Alvarado; daughters, M. Raylene Hardegree and husband James of Alvarado, Sharon Pike of Palestine, Patricia Oatman of Fort Worth, Susan West and husband Howard of Fayetteville; brothers, Robert and Alvin Klaeren both of Elmhurst, Illinois; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Baumgardner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

DOROTHY H. LOUGH
Funeral services for Dorothy H. Lough, 83, of Whitney were held Friday, December 14 at Laurel Land Burleson Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Tye Cemetery. Mrs. Lough died Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at a hospital in Hillsboro. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, B.T. and Minnie Cantrell, husband, Earnest Lough, and son, Ernest Lough. Mrs. Lough is survived by sons, Don and wife Betty of Rockport, Alvin of Burleson, and Wes and Wife Debra of Bedford; daughters, Judy Moore and husband Richard of Burleson and Joyce Davis and husband Corky of Whitney; brother, E.C. Cantrell of Rendon; 15 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Crowley Road handled the arrangements.

ROBERT WOLFF
Robert Wolff, 87, a retired butcher, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001 in Joshua. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 15, at Laurel Land Chapel of the Chimes. Burial. Burial was in Laurel Land Memorial Park. Mr. Wolff was a butcher all his life. He retired from Taylor's Dressed Beef after over 25 years of service. Following his first retirement, he worked at Bransom's Thrifty Market for 12 years. To many, he was known as "the fastest beef boner in Ft. Worth." He was a good man who loved his family dearly and always took care of them. The family wishes to thank Shelly and Debbie of Community Hospice and his caregiver, Lisa Evans. Mr. Wolff was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Arnette, and two brothers, Paul and Walter Wolff. Pallbearers were Paul, Greg, Michael and Jeffrey Wolff and Wally and Robert Welborn. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Annie May Wolff; children, Robert Wolff and his wife Joyce, Mary Cox and her husband Sam, David Wolff, Danny Wolff and his wife Sharon, Pam Welborn, and Charles Wolff and his wife Robin; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 great-greatgrandchildren; sister, Marion Raymond; numerous nieces and nephews; his very special friend and pet, B.J. Laurel Land Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

BENNY O. CHAPPELL, SR.
1945-2001
Graveside services for Benny O. Chappell, Sr., 56, of Burleson were held Thursday, December 13 at Bethleham Cemetery in Whitney, Texas. Reverend Phillip Brown and Reverend Robert Lutz officiated. Mr. Chappell died Monday, December 10, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was a heavy equipment operator for Basden Steel in Burleson. He was born on February 24, 1945, in Hillsboro and attended Whitney schools. He married Wanda Cunningham on December 25, 1962. Mr. Chappell was preceded in death by a son, Benny Odell Chappell, Jr. in 1979. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Chappell of Burleson; two daughters, Samara Smith of Robinson and Pamela Chappell of Burleson; two sons, Joe Chappell and Kenneth Chappell, both of Burleson; two brothers, Jacky Olin Chappell of Houston and Benny Joe Bonner of Whitney; two sisters, Barbara Joe Ridley of Bishop and Myra Kay Gallagher of Houston; grandchildren, Casey Smith, Kirstin Smith, Shelby Chappell, C.J. Chappell and Katie Chappell. Pecan Grove Funeral Home of Waco handled the arrangements.

MICHAEL KELLY SMITH
1946-2001
A memorial service for Michael Kelly Smith, 55, of Burleson was held Friday, December 14 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Burleson. Mr. Smith died Saturday, December 8, 2001, at his home after a short and courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family. He was an equipment engineer for Texas Instruments. He was born March 31, 1946, in Fort Worth, the son of George Luther Smith, Jr. and Braunda Wyvonne Martin Smith. He was a 1966 graduate of Everman High School and an honors graduate of I.T.T. A devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, Mr. Smith had been a resident of Burleson since 1977. He had worked at Gearhart-Owens for 13 years and was a well-known auto refinisher in the Fort Worth area for many years until his health forced a career change. He had been with Texas Instruments for one year. He enjoyed hunting and fast cars. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his father in 1996.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Brenda Smith of Burleson; son, Terry Scott Smith and wife, Mandy, of Joshua; daughter, Kelli Smith of Burleson; mother, Braunda Smith of Las Vegas, Nevada; sisters, Sonja Kimberly Nuckols of Burleson and Deborah Wood of Las Vegas; grandchildren, Tori Smith of Mansfield, Madison Smith and A.J. McFarland, both of Joshua; nephew, Jackie Pierce of Grapevine; niece, Pamela Crouch of DeKalb, Texas; aunts and uncles, Thurman and Billie Stark of Bowie, Adrian and Cliffie Hill of Spanish Fort, Don and Iris Martin of Colleyville; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

CARRY E. CRILL
1964-2001
Funeral services for Carry Edward Crill, 37, of Crowley will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 13 at First Baptist Church in Harlan, Iowa. Reverend Richard T. Wheatley will officiate. Burial will be at Harlan Cemetery. Mr. Crill died Saturday, December 8, 2001, at his home, surrounded by family. He was born February 14, 1964, in San Bernadino, California. He moved to Glenwood, Iowa at age 12, and subsequently attended Glenwood Community High where he met his future wife. In school he was a talented athlete in golf, track and wrestling. He worked as an auto technician at Glenwood Auto. Mr. Crill married his high school sweetheart August 17, 1985, and moved to Abilene where he worked as an auto technician and his wife as a nurse. They moved to Fort Worth in 1988, where Carry was certified as a Master Auto Technician and worked for Forrest Chevrolet and Vandergriff Chevrolet. He enjoyed golf, fishing and Nascar racing. He and his family attended and were active in the Fort Worth First Church of the Nazarene of Crowley. A loving husband and father, he was dedicated to his family and the church. Diagnosed with a brain tumor five years ago, Carry's long struggle has ended, leaving behind his wife of 16 years, Kim Rená Crill of Crowley; daughter, Lauren Rená Crill of Crowley; son, Blake Edward William Crill of Crowley; mother and father, Dell and Bonnie Crill of Mena, Arkansas; sister, Kim Crill of Bellevue, Nebraska; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Larry and Meredith Wright of Glenwood, Iowa; brother-in-law, Troy Wright of Plano, Texas; grandparents-in-law, Victor and Ruth Julius of Harlan, Iowa. A memorial fund has been established at the Glenwood State Bank for the Carry Crill Foundation. Peterson Mortuary in Glenwood, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.

ESTELLA MOONEY PICKARD
1916-2001
Graveside services for Estella Mooney Pickard, 85, of Burleson will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 12 at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Tonkawa, Oklahoma. Reverend Rick Longcrier of First Baptist Church in Blackwell, Oklahoma will officiate. Honorary casketbearers will be Bruce Robinson, Mark Willis, Neal Smith, Kyle Robinson, Steve Young, Rick Martin, Jon Willis, Alan Mooney, Brent Willis and Steve Maassen. Mrs. Pickard, formerly of Arkansas City, Kansas, died Sunday afternoon, December 9, 2001, in the Hospice House of Burleson. She was born on May 13, 1916, in Guthrie, Oklahoma, to Lew and Mary Ethel (Dickey) Mooney. She grew up in Guthrie and attended Guthrie Public Schools, graduating in 1934. She then moved with her family to Arkansas City, Kansas, where she continued her education at Cowley County Community College. She then attended Beauty College and began working at the S.H. Kress Store in Arkansas City. She married Vernon Pickard on April 28, 1940, in Arkansas City, Kansas, and they settled in Dallas. During World War II Mrs. Pickard worked for Douglass Aircraft in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Following the war the Pickards moved to Fort Worth where she worked for the United States government and also attended Texas Christian University studying business education. She later worked as an executive secretary for Alcon Laboratories for twenty years. Following her retirement she cared for various family members who had moved to be near her. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Burleson. She also held membership in Eastern Star and various other civic organizations. Mrs. Pickard was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Stephen, Alfred and Robert Mooney. She is survived by her husband, Vernon Pickard of Burleson; and several nieces and nephews. Roberts and Son Funeral Home of Blackwell, Oklahoma is in charge of arrangements.

JESSIE GREER CAMERON
1912-2001
Funeral services for Jessie Greer Cameron, 88, of Burleson were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 8 at the Kopperl United Methodist Church. Burial was at Kopperl Cemetery. Mrs. Cameron died Wednesday, December 5, 2001, surrounded by a family who will greatly miss her. She was born December 6, 1912, in Kopperl, Texas to Johnny Walker and Nancy Morgan Walker. She was one of nine children. She was blessed in this life with two loving husbands, James Albert Greer and William Irvin Cameron, both preceding her in death. One of the greatest sorrows in her life was the loss of her son, Thomas Addison Greer, at age 23. Jessie was small in stature but very independent and active in her church and her neighborhood. Known for her "good cooking" and willingness to help others, she always strived to take care of others with a heart of compassion. Mrs. Cameron is survived by daughter, Maxine Vonhof and her husband, Leonard; grandsons, James Kevin Harris and his wife, Charlotte, Thomas Wyatt Brown and his wife, Karen; granddaughter, Lori Deneen Latham and her husband, Johnnie; great-grandsons, Christopher, Nathan and Phillip Harris, Taylor and Tracy Brown, Bryce and Bryan Clary, and Austin Burton; great-granddaughter, Rachel Harris; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and little companion, ChaCha. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson/Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

RUBY FURR SULLIVAN POINTS
1913-2001
Funeral services for Ruby Furr Sullivan Points, 87, of Burleson were held Friday, December 7 at First Baptist Church of Burleson. Dr. Mike Milburn officiated. Burial was at Resthaven Memorial Park in Duncan, Oklahoma. Mrs. Points died Tuesday, December 4, 2001, at a Burleson care center. She was a retired engineering clerk for Freightmaster, a division of Halliburton. She was born December 13, 1913, in Tidwell, Oklahoma, east of Marlow in Stevens County. She was one of twelve children. She attended school at Thompson and Doyle, Oklahoma. She married John Charles Sullivan on May 2, 1929. To this marriage were born three children, Johna Faye, Jerry and Jimmy. Johnny and Ruby operated small grocery stores in the oil fields east of Marlow, first in the Owens Prairie community, and then at Bray and Marlow. They divorced in 1960. In 1969, Ruby moved to Burleson to be near her daughter and family. In 1976, she married Hugh J. Points of Fort Worth. She worked for Freightmaster for ten years and retired in 1979. After retirement she volunteered for many years for the Burleson Hospice House. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Burleson and the LLL Sunday School Class. Mrs. Points was preceded in death by two sons, Jerry Sullivan and Jimmy Sullivan; her ex-husband; her husband; parents; eleven siblings; and a stepsister. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Johna Faye and Kenneth Seawright of Burleson; granddaughter, Cynthia Kimbrough and husband, Bill, of Marlow, Oklahoma; grandsons, Bruce Sullivan and wife, Kristine, of Oklahoma City, Dean Sullivan of Saginaw, Texas, J.D. Sullivan and wife, Kristy, of Olney, Texas, Keith Seawright and wife, Sheri, of Colleyville, Texas, Russell Seawright and wife, Deborah, of Burleson; great-grandchildren, Kendyl Smith, Micah and Morgan Seawright of Burleson, Jonathan and Madison Seawright of Colleyville, Sean Sullivan of Wichita Falls, Timothy Kimbrough and wife, Tina, of Velma, Oklahoma; two sisters-in-law, Pauline Rogers of Oklahoma City and Jewell Furr of Oakdale, California; many nieces and nephews. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

ELIZABETH ANN WARD
1937-2001
Funeral services for Elizabeth Ann Ward, 64, of Rendon, were held Tuesday, December 4 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park. Mrs. Ward died Saturday, December 1, 2001 at her residence. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Roy D. Ward of Rendon; daughters, Kathryn Manning of Weatherford and Shirley Stone of Burleson; sons, Richard Ward of Mansfield, Robert Ward of Weatherford and Roy Ward, Jr. of Arlington; mother, Ethel Baker, and brother, Jim Baker, both of Fort Smith, Arkansas; and 11 grandchildren. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Fort Worth/Burleson handled the arrangements.

JOHN MICHAEL HALE
1982-2001
Funeral services for John Michael Hale, 19, of Burleson were held Monday, December 3 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. The Reverend Basil Zebrun officiated. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park. An Orthodox Memorial Service was held Sunday evening at the Chapel. Mr. Hale died Friday, November 30, 2001, in Chico from injuries sustained in a car accident. He was born July 12, 1982, in Fairbanks, Alaska. He was a 2001 graduate of Decatur High School. He was an athlete and played football for three years at Decatur High. He was a member of V.I.C.A. in high school and won medals in state competitions. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Mr. Hale was employed at USA Quickphone in Alvord. He was a lifelong member of the Orthodox Church in America and attended St. Barbara's Orthodox Church in Fort Worth. Mr. Hale is survived by his father, Gary Wayne Hale of Chico; mother, Sherrie Pitts Hale of Burleson; sister, Mary Elizabeth Hale of Waxahachie; grandmother, Wrenn Pitts of Burleson; aunts, Dorothy Atherton of Newark, Carolyn Edwards of Crowley; and many cousins and friends. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

CLYDE W. GUTSHALL
1906-2001
Funeral services for Clyde W. Gutshall, 95, of Burleson were held Saturday, December 1 at Laurel Land of Burleson Memorial Chapel in Burleson. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Active pallbearers were Major Allen Wilson, Bill Whiteside, John Gutshall, Paul Gutshall, John Musgrave and Jim Gutshall. Honorary pallbearers were Clyde (Dub) Gutshall, Charles Gutshall and Jeff Price. Mr. Gutshall died Thursday, November 29, 2001, at his home in Burleson. He was a retired Survey Chief for the United States Department of Agriculture. He was born August 4, 1906. He was a longtime member and a Deacon of the First Baptist Church of Burleson. He was a Boys Sunday School Teacher for sixteen years in Corsicana. Mr. Gutshall is survived by his wife of 65 years, Helen E. Gutshall of Burleson; daughters, Betty Sue Whiteside and husband, Gene, of Burleson and Helen Wilson and husband, Kenneth, of Center, Texas; grandchildren, Dari Lynn Price and husband, Jeff, of Keller, Major Allen Clyde Wilson and wife, Chris, of Dyess A.F.B., Bill Whiteside and wife, Nicole, of Burleson and Jennifer Wilson of College Station; great-grandchildren, Justin Price and Christopher Price of Keller, and Hayden Whiteside and Mallory Whiteside of Burleson; sister, Esther Summers of Raymore, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Community Hospice of Texas at 1208-B West Henderson Street; Cleburne, Texas 76031. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

RAYMOND "RAY" HAROLD ELROD
1931-2001
Funeral services for Raymond "Ray" Harold Elrod, 70, of Burleson will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 5 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Burial will be at Burleson Memorial Park. Mr. Elrod died Saturday, December 1, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was a retired truck driver for Mrs. Baird's Bakery in Fort Worth. He was born April 28, 1931, in Anadarko, Oklahoma to George Milton and Winnie Oleta Hallmark Elrod. He married Hazel Markum on September 30, 1960, in Fort Worth. He enjoyed camping and being with friends and family. Mr. Elrod was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Geneva Freeman and Loreta Savage. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Hazel Elrod of Burleson; sons, Harold Elrod and wife, Paulette, of Paradise, Mike Elrod and wife, Suzanne, of Houston, Jeff Elrod and wife, Susan, of Fort Worth; daughter, Debbie Morley and husband, Joe, of Fort Worth; sisters, Edna McMurtrey of Fort Worth, Evelyn Pressley of Mansfield; twelve grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and friends. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

MAGGIE MAE HOPKINS
1914-2001
Maggie Mae Hopkins, 87, of Cleburne died Friday, November 30, 2001, in Cleburne.She was a homemaker. Burial was in Lakewood, California. Mrs. Hopkins was born October 10, 1914, in Johnson County, Texas, to Elija Lancaster Brown and Susan Elizabeth Temple Brown. She married Ellis Hopkins. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Mrs. Hopkins is survived by three sons; one daughter, two sisters; one brother; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The family requests that memorials be made to the Diabetes Association. The Cleburne Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements.

MILTON RAY "JACK" JACKSON
Graveside services for Milton Ray "Jack" Jackson, 84, of Joshua were held Tuesday, December 4 at Greenacres Memorial Park in Cleburne. Mr. Jackson died Sunday, December 2, 2001, at his home. He was a retired maintenance operator for Lone Star Gas Company. He had been a resident of Joshua for 50 years. Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife of 55 years, Esther Jackson of Joshua; and nephew, John Ray Jackson of Arkansas. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

CHAD SMITH
1965-2001
Memorial services for Chad Smith, 36, of Corinth will be held at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 5 at Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Arlington. Mr. Smith was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident on November 23, 2001, and died Sunday, December 2, 2001. His organs were donated. Mr. Smith was an accountant. He was born April 1, 1965, in Fort Worth. He was in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1985-1989. He received Bachelor and Masters degrees in Accounting from the University of North Texas in Denton and was employed by Carlson Capital LP in Dallas for the past two years. He was also a trainer for the K-9 Unit of the Denton Police Department, as well as other police departments. Mr. Smith is survived by one daughter, Christina Smith of Corinth; mother, Ouida Bedwell and her husband, Don, of Arlington; father, Chester Smith and wife, Linda, of Burleson; girlfriend, Diana Krell, of Corinth; one sister, Dorinda McCoy and her husband, Tony, of Burleson; and grandparents, Chester and Mildred Smith of Burleson. Memorials may be made to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots or International Hearing Dogs Incorporated. Moore Funeral Home of Arlington is in charge of arrangements.

PETER RAYMOND GIULIANI, SR.
1933-2001
Mass of Christian Burial for Peter Raymond Giuliani, Sr., 68, of Burleson will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 5 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Burleson. Burial will be at Burleson Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Giuliani died Sunday, December 2,2001, at Huguley Nursing Center. He was a retired Delta Airlines employee. He was born August 26, 1933, to Peter and Mary Giuliani in New Britain, Connecticut. He was married to Janice Marie Dorr on May 16, 1959, in Connecticut. He was employed with Northeast Airlines in 1958 prior to its merger with Delta Airlines. He and his family moved from Miami, Florida, to Burleson in 1974 so he could begin work for Delta at the newly opened Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. He retired from Delta in 1983 after 25 years of service. Mr. Giuliani was preceded in death by his wife, Janice, in 1985. He is survived by sons, Peter R. Giuliani, Jr. and wife, Katherine, of Fort Worth, Robert P. Giuliani and Trini Giuliani of Burleson; daughter, Maria Giuliana Dean and husband, Randal, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Parks Blackwell, Brittany Giuliani, Alicia Giuliani, Anthony Giuliani, Nicholas Giuliani, Peyton Dean, and Preston Dean. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

EARL C. GUSTAFSON
1939-2001
Funeral services for Earl C. Gustafson, 62, of Burleson will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 5 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home Chapel in Cleburne. Burial will be at Caddo Cemetery. Mr. Gustafson died Sunday, December 2, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was born November 9, 1939, in Cleburne, the son of Emil Clifton and Gladys Lee Caster Gustafson. He was employed as a Locomotive Supervisor for the Union Pacific Railroad in Fort Worth for 40 years. Mr. Gustafson is survived by his wife, Joyce Gustafson of Burleson; mother, Gladys Gustafson of Burleson; daughter, Tonya Hackler and husband, Butch, of Rio Vista; sons, Rusty Gustafson and wife, Brandy, of Rockwall, Texas, Tim Stinnett and wife, Deanna, of Saginaw, and Paul Stinnett and wife, Kristi, of Clifton; sister, Ann Barr of Fort Worth; eight grandchildren, Chad Hackler, Brandi Benoit, Brody Hackler, Zane Hackler, Bliss Gustafson, Rece Gustafson, Lacey Stinnett and Dawson Stinnett; one great-grandchild, Braxton Benoit. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne is in charge of arrangements.

BUELL R. MOORE
1908-2001
Funeral services for Buell R. Moore, 93, of Everman were held Saturday, November 24 at Everman Church of Christ in Everman. Burial was at Everman Cemetery. Mrs. Moore passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2001, at a local nursing facility. She was a homemaker. She was born August 20, 1908, and was a member of Everman Church of Christ since 1929. The focus of her life was faith, family and friends. Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by two husbands, Ernest Carroll in 1945, and Lonnie Moore in 1989; and two brothers. She is survived by son, Eugene Carroll and wife, Loretta, of Fort Worth; daughter, Maxine Sparks and husband, Bill, of Paradise, Texas; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

ODELL KENNETH CHAPMAN
1921-2001
Funeral services for Odell Kenneth Chapman, 80, of Burleson were held Friday, November 30 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Burial was at Crowley Cemetery. Mr. Chapman died Monday, November 26, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was a Master Electrician. He was born October 11, 1921, in Cleburne to Quintis Kenneth and Grace Mae Willingham Chapman. He was a member of the Crowley Masonic Lodge #1437 and a Master Electrician with 55 years of service. He was a Baptist. He enjoyed genealogy research. Mr. Chapman was preceded in death by his father in 1987, his mother in 1999, and a daughter, Judie Davenport, in 1999. He is survived by his wife, Dianne Chapman of Burleson; sons, Kenneth Chapman and wife, Glenda of Alvarado, Lynn Chapman of Burleson; daughter, Suzie Medley and husband, Gary, of Choctaw, Oklahoma; brother, Troy Chapman and wife, Jan, of Crowley; sister, Ruby Nell Garrett of Kennedale; grandchildren, David Lynn Terry, Stacey Smith, Stephen Davenport, and Christi Davenport; great-grandchildren, Robert Smith and David Lynn Terry, Jr.; numerous nieces and nephews; and many close friends and special neighbors. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

GALEN ROSS POTTER
1921-2001
Funeral services for Galen Ross Potter, 80, of Burleson were held Tuesday, November 27 at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Reverend Charles Stewart officiated. Johnny Gale Potter delivered the eulogy. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Mr. Potter died Sunday, November 25, 2001, at Colonial Manor in Cleburne. He was a retired masonry contractor. He was born January 22, 1921, in Mammoth Springs, Arkansas. He had been a resident of Burleson over 40 years and was a member of Hilltop Church of Christ. He served in World War II as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division. Mr. Potter is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Potter; sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Sue Potter, Bobby and Melody Potter; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Murphy Fannin, Marlane and Jerry Baker, Debbie and Bill Bartlett; 20 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

DAVID CLIFFORD MORRIS
1920-2001
Funeral services for David Clifford Morris, 81, of Burleson were held Monday, November 26 at Baumgardner Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Mr. Morris died Friday, November 23, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was born April 20, 1920, in Arlington. A World War II veteran, Mr. Morris served in the Battle of the Bulge. He was also a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans. A retired pattern maker for Justin Boots and Texas Sandals, Mr. Morris made boots for stars such as John Wayne. Mr. Morris is survived by his wife of 62 years, Macy J. Morris of Burleson; son, David J. Morris and wife, Linda, of Fort Worth; daughters, Judy M. Johnson of Burleson and Sherry Morris of Everman; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sister, Lometa Doyle of Arlington. Baumgardner Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

CHARLES R. CROWLEY
Funeral services for Charles R. Crowley, 60, of Joshua were held Monday, November 26 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Caddo Cemetery in Joshua. Mr. Crowley died Friday, November 23, 2001, at his home after a courageous year-long battle with cancer. He was a maintenance mechanic for Miller Brewing Company. He had been a resident of Joshua for most of his life and was a member of First Baptist Church of Joshua. He was a member of Deer Creek Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite Bodies and Moslah Shrine. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and restoring antique cars. He had also been a little league coach. Mr. Crowley is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mary Lynn Crowley of Joshua; son, Jim Crowley and wife, Wynndie, of Joshua; daughter, Amy Ellis and husband, David, of San Angelo; brother, Jerry Crowley and wife, Christine, of Joshua; grandchildren, Chandler Ellis and Zachary Ellis, both of San Angelo, Becky Martin and husband, Lee, of Germany; great-granddaughter, Bailey Martin of Germany. The family would appreciate memorials to Community Hospice of Texas, 1208 W. Henderson, Cleburne, Texas 76033. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.


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