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Miscellaneous Johnson County, Texas Obituaries


BOBBY J. "BOB" SMITHEE
1939-2003
Services for Bobby J. "Bob" Smithee, 63, of Cleburne, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 6 at Eastern Heights Church. Reverends C.W. Mitchell, Farris Whitehead, and David DenHartog will officiate. Entombment will be in Greenacres Mausoleum in Cleburne. Visitation is 6pm to 8pm Thursday at Cleburne Funeral Home. Mr. Smithee died Monday, June 2, 2003, in Cleburne. He was born December 21, 1939, in Ralls, Texas, to William Jennings Smithee and Nancy Wims smithee. He married Rose Villarreal on March 24, 1974, in Fort Worth. Mr. Smithee was a member of the Cleburne Bible Church. He was a member of the Cleburne Rotary Club and the Cleburne Bible Mission Board. Bob was well known as the "Working Man's Friend." He worked in the retail furniture business for 30 years, 26 of those years as owner and operator of his own stores. He opened his first store in 1977. Mr. Smithee was preceded in death by a sister, Jo Dora Smith. He is survived by his wife, Rose V. Smithee of Cleburne; three sons, Cory W. Smithee and wife, Richelle, of Burleson, Rory L. Smithee and wife, Flora, of Cleburne, and Richard J. Smithee of Cleburne; two daughters, S. Mussette King of Fort Worth and Bobbie J. Johnson and husband, Justin, of Cleburne; parents, W.J. and Sue Smithee of Idalou; 11 grandchildren, Tiffanie, Deah, Daniel, Adrianna, Sasil, Michael Smithee, André Pardue, Richard Martinez III, Alylssa King and Lauren and Jillian Johnson; two great-grandchildren, Jordan Smithee and Isaac Gregory; three sisters, Jean Ann Shurbet of Petersburg, Texas, Nancy Moore of Lubbock and Judy Moore of Crosbyton, Texas. Pallbearers at the service will be David Wilson, James Biff Bayne, Larry Combs, Dwayne Smith, Jerry Cunningham, James Shurbet, John Putty, Buzzy Nichols. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Tinsley, Justin Johnson, Daniel Ortegon, Jerry Webber, Jeff King, Sam Hommel and Dr. Tony Torrez. Condolences to the family may be e-mailed to cleburnefh@ funeralhmtx.com Cleburne Funeral Home of Cleburne, Texas is in charge of arrangements.

JACK GARRISON MC CLINTON, SR.
1929-2003
Burleson - Jack Garrison McClinton, Sr., 74, a retired metal fitter for Bell Helicopter, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, in Fort Worth. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 4 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Alvarado-Glenwood Cemetery in Alvarado. Jack was born on May 29, 1929, in Delia, Texas to Edith Craig McClinton and Judson Van McClinton. He married Alice Marie Keller on November 27, 1951, in Alvarado. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He also served on a Federal Grand Jury on a six week panel under Judge Sarah T. Hughes. He retired from Bell Helicopter in 1991 after 39 years of service. He was an avid bowler and bowled in the Bell Helicopter League. "Pops" was an excellent provider and caregiver who gave a helping hand to whoever needed one. He loved his kids and grandkids more than life. Jack was preceded in death by his brother, Van McClinton, Jr. in March of this year. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Alice Marie McClinton of Burleson; sons, Gary McClinton, Jr. of Burleson, Dana McClinton of Rendon; daughter, Teresa Sanders and husband, Cliff, of Fort Worth; brother, Lloyd Harris of Henderson; sisters, Bennie Ruth Berry of Jacksboro and Louise Hayse of Granbury; grandchildren, Abigail Blue, Dustin McClinton, Michael Sanders, Katie McClinton and A.J. McClinton; and a host of nieces and nephews. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

BLANCHE ELAINE HABECK
1925-2003
Blanche Elaine Habeck went to be with Our Lord Jesus Christ on May 17, 2003. A memorial service will be held at Charity Lutheran Church of Burleson at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 8. Blanche was born December 18, 1925, in Carrington, North Dakota. She and her family moved to Burleson in 1969, and attended Ascension Lutheran Church in Cleburne. She was among a small group that began Charity Lutheran Church of Burleson. She and her family were charter members. Blanche served as church secretary for five years. She was a life term member of the VFW and American Legion Auxiliary, serving many offices in both. She was department president for the American Legion Auxiliary for the state of Texas in 1995-1996, raising over $5,000 for cancer research for M.D. Anderson. Blanche survived uterine cancer in 1953, breast cancer in 1974, and passed away with lung cancer in 2003. She willed her body to M.D. Anderson. Blanche always had a positive attitude, saying she was in God's hands. She said she didn't know why God had spared her life so many times, but she was sure He had a mission for her to fulfill. A recent visit by her sister Florence and husband Hershal gave Blanche her last mission. They accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and were baptized on April 21, 2003. Blanche said she was at peace. Blanche was preceded in death by her mother and father, David and Dora Wise; three brothers, Ralph, Floyd and Ray Wise; two sisters, Bonnie Lindrud and Pearl Mackie. She is survived by her husband, Lloyd Habeck, and loving dog Heidi of Burleson; daughter, Cynthia Habeck of Richland Hills; one sister, Florence Williamson of Mt. View, California; one brother, George Wise, Sr. of Fairbanks, Alaska; several nieces and nephews.

KELLI A. BURROW
1963-2003
GRANBURY -- Kelli A. Burrow, 40, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, in Fort Worth. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 5 at Thorp Spring Cemetery in Thorp Spring. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wiley Funeral Home. Kelli was born April 15, 1963, in Fort Worth, to Bob and Laura Votion Anderson. Ms. Burrow was an organ doner. She is survived by daughter, Bobbie Lambert and husband, B.J., of Burleson; brothers, Jason Anderson of Dennison and Brent Anderson and wife, Sharon, of Burleson; parents, Bob and Laura Anderson of Burleson; husband, Eric Burrow of Lipan; and nieces, Taylor, Kelsie and Bailey Anderson. Wiley Funeral Home of Granbury is in charge of arrangements.

SEDONE E. BOY
1917-2003
Burleson - Sedone E. Boy, 86, a homemaker, went to be with her Savior on Sunday, November 30, 2003, at a local hospice house. Memorials may be made to Huguley Memorial Medical Center, P.O. Box 6337, Fort Worth, Texas 76117-9977 or to a charity of choice. Mrs. Boy was born July 28, 1917, in Calumet, Michigan, the daughter of Jerome and Nellie (Philp) DeJonghe. She married Owen H. Boy in Chicago on August 31, 1940. They raised their family in Waupaca, Wisconsin from 1949 to 1969, then moved to Burleson. She enjoyed doing crafts, reading and working crossword puzzles, but her family was her highest priority. Mrs. Boy was preceded in death by her husband, Owen, on May 12, 1992; brothers, Edmond DeJonghe and Richard DeJonghe; and sister, Martha Hull. She is survived by her son, Raymond Boy, and daughter, Valerie Rowe, both of Fort Worth; two grandsons, Donald Boy and Keith Boy; granddaughter, Jeanette (Rowe) Vest; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Lorraine Ellison and Rosabelle Sikora; and many nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson was in charge of arrangements. (817) 295-5211

EDWARD M. PAULLEY
1930-2003
Joshua - Edward M. Paulley, 73, a retired carnival worker, passed away Monday, December 1, 2003, at a Cleburne nursing home. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 5 at Laurel Land of Burleson Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park. Mr. Paulley is survived by his wife, Vacie Williams; daughters, Clara Elliott and Glenda Paulley; sons, Eddie and Darrell Paulley; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a half sister, Geraldine. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. (817) 295-5211.

MARJORIE "MARGIE" KINSEY PARKINSON
1924-2003
Burleson - Marjorie "Margie" Kinsey Parkinson, 79, a homemaker, passed away Monday, December 1, 2003, at a Dallas hospital. Funeral services were held at 12 p.m. Friday, December 5 at Laurel Land of Burleson Memorial Chapel. Burial was at 3 p.m. Friday at Kimball Bend Cemetery in Kimball Bend. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Parkinson was born September 9, 1924, in Mound, Texas. She married William E. "Bill" Parkinson, Sr. on May 15, 1954 and was a longtime resident of Odessa and San Angelo before moving to Burleson in 2001. Margie was a valedictorian of her 1943 Oglesby High School graduating class and had recently attended her 60th high school reunion in October. She was a homemaker who loved and raised seven children. Margie loved to cook rolls, cakes and pies and loved more to share them with family and friends. Mrs. Parkinson was preceded in death by her husband on March 3, 2002, and by a son, Wade E. Parkinson, Sr. on May 13, 1999. She is survived by six children, Charles and Mona Leach of Cleburne, Fran and Truman Reid of Burleson, Luther and Debbie Leach of Kopperl, Donald and Beverly Leach of San Antonio, Sue Leach of Odessa and Adaline Parkinson of Burleson; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, Luther Kinsey of Mineral Wells, Carold Kinsey of San Antonio; sisters, Marie McFadden of McGregor, Pearl Jones of Gatesville, Joyce Parker of Snyder; and many nieces and nephews. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. (817) 295-5211

JOSHUA "JOSH" DEAN MORRIS
JOSHUA -- Joshua "Josh" Dean Morris, 20, an Auto Mechanic, went to be with God on Tuesday, December 2, 2003, at a Fort Worth hospital. A Funeral Mass was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 6 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Burleson. Burial was at Caddo Cemetery. A Rosary was held at 7:00 p.m. Friday at Laurel Land of Burleson Chapel followed by visitation. Memorials: A Memorial Fund has been established at First National Bank of Burleson, P.O. Box 699, Burleson, Tx 76097. Josh is survived by his parents, Ricky and Mollie Morris; grandparents, Barbara and Donnie Morris, Catherine and A.L. McCormick; aunts, Donna Clay, Holly Morris, Julie Cline, and Monica Renshaw; uncles, Randy Morris, Joe Clay, Chris Cline, Terry Kinkade, Mark Maughon, Randy McCormick, and William Renshaw; as well as ten cousins and several great aunts and uncles. Josh also had many good friends who have been a comfort to his family. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson was in charge of arrangements. (817) 295-5211

DOROTHY E. BAILEY
1926-2003
Cleburne ­ Services for Dorothy E. Bailey, 77, were conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sat. November 29 at the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church. Burial was in Keene Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Bailey passed away on Wednesday, November 26, 2003, in Fort Worth. She was born June 21, 1926, in Tiaban, New Mexico to Edward Patterson and Edith Rowten Patterson. She married Ralph Bailey on October 7, 1943, in New Mexico. She was a retired teacher and a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Keene. Mrs. Bailey is survived by her husband, Dr. Ralph Bailey of Cleburne; son, Dwaine Lee Bailey of Dallas; daughter, Doris Ann Bates of Haskell; grandson, Jason Lee Hall of Haskell; sisters, Gertrude Caffery of Colorado, Virginia Patterson of Illinois, and Allie Hawthorne of Oklahoma. Memorials may be made to the Student Aid Fund at the Southwestern Adventist College in Keene, Texas. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at rosserfh@swbell.net. Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. (817) 641-4800

ALFRED ELMO CONKLIN
1914-2003
BURLESON -- Alfred Elmo Conklin, 89, a retired Soil Conservation Technician, passed away Monday, December 1, 2003, at a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 10 am, Thursday, December 4 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel of Fort Worth with graveside services to follow at Bangs Cemetery in Bangs, Texas at 3 pm. Visitation is Wednesday, December 3 from 6-8 pm at the funeral home. Elmo was born January 29, 1914, in Brown County, Texas. He was extremely active at the First Baptist Church of Burleson, where he was a member of the choir, a deacon, and Sunday school teacher. Elmo led several musical programs at many of the local nursing homes over the years. Mr. Conklin was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gertrude Mildred Conklin; and one brother. He is survived by his son, Charles Conklin and wife, Bea; daughter, Peggy Morgan & husband, Ray; grandchildren, Lynn Morgan and wife, Julie, Craig Morgan and wife, Kirstie, Britt Conklin and wife, Lee Ann, Danny Magana and wife, Jenny, Robert Magana, and Jessica Vila and husband, Carlos; three great-grandchildren, Avery Magana, Hallie Conklin, and Sabastian Vila. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements. (817) 293-1350

EUGENIE LOUISE "GRANDMA RED" FRAZIER
1912-2003
Burleson - Eugenie Louise "Grandma Red" Frazier, 91, a homemaker, died Wednesday, November 26, 2003, at a Cleburne hospital. Funeral services were held Monday, December 1 at the graveside. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Eugenie Louise Frazier was born on March 21, 1912, in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Samuel David and Helen Louise Mumma Hendershott. She had been a resident of Burleson for eight years, and formerly lived in Granbury. She was a member of The Church at Burleson and was a Bible scholar. A loving and much-loved lady, her wonderful sense of humor will be missed by all who knew her. She enjoyed oil painting. Mrs. Frazier was preceded in death by her husbands, Elma "Speedy" Thompson in 1983, and John W. Frazier in 1974. She is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Hughes and husband, James, of Burleson, Denise Frazier Bartley PhD and husband, Tommy, of Lubbock; grandchildren, J. Michael Hughes of Joshua, Shannon McClure and husband, Robby, of Burleson, Kristen Bartley of Olympia, Washington, Shelley Bartley of Lubbock; great-granddaughters, Robin and Taylor McClure of Burleson. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. (817) 517-5995

FREDA GENICE PHILLIPS
1925-2003
Alvarado - Freda Genice Phillips, 78, a homemaker, died Saturday, November 29, 2003, at a local hospital. Funeral services were held Monday, December 1, 2003, at Fundamental Baptist Church. Freda Phillips was born August 25, 1925, in Stigler, Oklahoma to John and Cora Farmer Franks. Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Phillips, and son, Johnny Scallecto, both in 2000. She is survived by her brother, John B. Frank; sisters, Artie Shields and Mary Tippin. Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors handled the arrangements. (817) 335-4557

BONNIE BLAIR MC MURRY
1925-2003
Keene - Services for Bonnie Blair McMurry, 77, were conducted on Monday, November 10 at Rosser Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Tony Torres, Pastor Karl Doerner and Pastor Denton James officiated. Burial was in Keene Memorial Park. Graveside service was officiated by Pastor Joe Ray and Pastor Jack DuBosque. Mrs. McMurry passed away on Thursday, November 6, 2003, in Fort Worth. She was born December 25, 1925, in Atlanta, Louisiana to Robert Blair and Ursula Reidneimer Blair. She married E.J. McMurry on January 9, 1943. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cleburne Seventh-day Adventist Church. Mrs. McMurry was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sister. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, E.J. McMurry of Keene; son, Michael McMurry and wife, Kathie, of McLoud, Oklahoma; daughter, Cheryl Allgood and husband, Dean, of Keene; brothers, Corbia Blair of Winfield, Louisiana and A.E. Blair of Jonesville, Louisiana; four grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Memorials may be made to the Voice of Prophecy, Cleburne Seventh-day Adventist Church at 111 Meadowview Drive, Cleburne, Texas 76033. Condolences may be emailed to the family at rosserfh@swbell.net. Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements.

DORA LYNN SMITH
1936-2003
Crowley - Dora Lynn Smith, 66, a retired cook in the public school system, died Monday, November 17, 2003, at a Fort Worth hospital. Burial was at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Lone Tree Cemetery in Stuttgart, Arkansas. Visitation was from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home in Burleson. Dora was born December 12, 1936, in Newport, Arkansas to Charlie and Mary Heuch Morris. She married Elder Richard Smith on July 2, 1960, in Helena, Arkansas. She was a member of the Rosewood Methodist Church in West Memphis, Arkansas. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and five brothers. She is survived by her husband, E.R. Smith of Crowley; son, Ronnie Smith and wife, Marsha, of McRaye, Arkansas; daughters, Tommie Walden and husband, Jim, of West Memphis, Arkansas, Cindy Wortham and husband, Curtis, of Bald Knob, Arkansas, Sandra Swofford and husband, Allen, of Cleburne; sister, Mary Jane Gibson of Shreveport, Louisiana; grandchildren, Gary Lynn, Brandy Kay, Robert, Amber, Rusty, Trae and Tara; great-grandchildren, Kristen, Justin, Kaytlynn and Mason. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. (817) 517-5995

NOVALEE CAMPBELL
1927-2003
Burleson - Novalee Campbell, 76, a homemaker, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2003, at a local nursing home. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 20 at Burleson Church of Christ. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park. Visitation was 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Burleson. Novalee Campbell was a longtime member of Burleson Church of Christ - over 43 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Campbell in 1989; and a son, Glenn Campbell in 1999. She is survived by sons, Jim (James) Thompson and wife, Nancy, Frankie Campbell and wife, Connie, and Tommy Fulfer; daughter-in-law, Shirley Roxanne Campbell; fifteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Alton Dunlap; and numerous nieces and nephews. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. (817) 295-5211

WILLIAM OWEN "BILL" DOYLE, JR.
Crowley - William Owen "Bill" Doyle, Jr., 62, a retired Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, died Saturday, November 15, 2003, at a Fort Worth hospital. He had been a resident of Crowley for 27 years. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 19 at Mountain Valley Chapel with Reverend Henry L. Spells officiating. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation was 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society. Bill Doyle, a loving husband, father and granddad, who was devoted to his grandchildren, was born December 27, 1940, in Canton Village, New York, the son of William Owen Doyle, Sr., and Ethel Geraldine Forbes Doyle. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years and retired in 1978 with the rank of Master Sergeant. He was Fire and Safety Engineer for Miller Brewery for 12 years, and was responsible for bringing the annual Miller Hose-Off to Fort Worth. He loved fishing and camping, crafts and woodworking. He will be missed by all who knew him. Mr. Doyle is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carol Doyle of Crowley; son, Timothy Scott Doyle, Sr., and wife, Pamela, of Fort Worth; daughter, Nancy Lynn Clark and husband, Sonny, of Burleson; sisters, Patricia Stowe and husband, Ray, of Gouverneur, New York, Mary Newby and Wayne of Ogdensburg, New York; stepmother, Hilda Doyle of Lake Lucerne, New York; mother-in-law, Cecile Lincoln of Crowley; grandchildren, Jennifer and Stephanie Van Horn, both of Burleson, Samantha Doyle of Fort Worth, Cheyenne Clark of Burleson, Timothy Doyle, Jr., of Fort Worth, Mackenzie Clark of Burleson; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

R.C. LOFLIN
1925-2003
Joshua - R.C. Loflin, 78, a retired educator, died Thursday, November 13, 2003, at a Fort Worth hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 16, 2003, at Glenn Acker Auditorium in Joshua. Dr. David Hampton and Reverends Jerry Clements and Wilbur Stanley officiated. Burial was at Union Hill Cemetery. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the R.C. Loflin Scholarship Fund, First State Bank, Keene/Joshua Mountain Valley branch. R.C. was born September 24, 1925, in Rising Star, Texas, to C.M. and Ruby Carlock Loflin. He moved to Joshua at a very young age. He attended Joshua schools and graduated in 1943. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the South Pacific during World War II. On December 5, 1945, he married Pauline Hildebrand at First Baptist Church in Joshua. He was employed at General Dynamics. He later attended Texas Christian University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in 1962, and a Masters of Education in 1972. Mr. Loflin was principal of R.C. Loflin Middle School for 36 years. Upon retirement, he served as a truant officer for the Joshua Independent School District. He served as city secretary for the City of Joshua for several years. He also served on numerous boards and organizations during his career. He was a 50 year member of the Joshua Masonic Lodge and a 50 year member of First Baptist Church of Joshua. The greatest joy in his life was his family. He had a passion for education and touched numerous lives during his career. Mr. Loflin was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Edwin Eugene Loflin. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Pauline; daughter, Vicki Rodgers and husband, Larry; son, Gene Loflin and wife, Robin; grandchildren, Larry Rodgers and wife, Paige, Lorie Porter and husband, Bryan, Clint and Chad Loflin; great-grandchildren, Reid and Blake Rodgers, Ally and Will Porter; aunt, Ellen Loflin; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and extended family. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. (817) 517-5995

LORENE CECILIA RASHER
1912-2003
Fort Worth - Lorene Cecilia Rasher, 90, our loving mother, passed on to eternal peace on Sunday, November 9, 2003, at a local hospice house. A Rosary was held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 14 at Ryan Funeral Home Chapel in Salina, Kansas. Mass was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 15 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Solomon, Kansas. Burial was at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Solomon. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to Community Hospice of Texas, 301 MedPark Circle, Burleson, Texas 76028. Lorene Cecilia Rasher was born December 20, 1912, in Solomon, Kansas. She resided in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for 30 years before moving to Texas. She worked at Boeing Aircraft during World War II, raised two children, and worked at Spencer Penrose Hospital before retiring. She attended St. Ann Catholic Church in Burleson. Mrs. Rasher is survived by her son, Michael E. Rasher and wife, Janet, of Burleson; daughter, Michelle Strait and husband, Jim, of Mesquite; grandchildren, Marcie Beckerle and husband, Rob, of St. Louis, Justin Strait of Seattle, Luci Pustka and husband, Kevin, of San Marcos, Carson Rasher and Grant Rasher, both of Burleson; great-granddaughter, Hannah Grace Pustka of San Marcos. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-517-5995

MARTHA JO GRUMBLES
1949-2003
Crowley - Martha Jo Grumbles, 54, a Pharmacy Technician, passed away Saturday, November 8, 2003 in Fort Worth. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Thursday, November 13 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation was 6 to 8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Martha was born on July 16, 1949 in Texarkana, Texas to the late Edwin Frank, Sr. and Minnie Marie Bryan-Seghers. She was a member of Boulevard Baptist Church in Burleson. She was an avid bowler and adored her grandchildren. Martha is survived by her son, Will Grumbles; daughter, Cyndi Dyche and husband, Kevin; grandchildren, Jeffrey Dyche, Katie Grumbles and Khilya Dyche; and sister, Mary Reed, all of Crowley; brother, Edwin Seghers of Roseville, California; aunt, Nora Blanchard of Crowley; and several nieces and nephews. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements. (817) 293-1350.

JAMES L. (JIMMY) LE SUEUR
Joshua--Funeral services for James L. (Jimmy) LeSueur, 69, of Joshua, were held at 2:00 pm, Monday, November 10 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home Chapel of Cleburne. Dr. Mike Milburn officiated. Masonic graveside services were held at Greenacres Memorial Park, following the funeral service. Visitation was held on Sunday, November 9 from 4-6 pm at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield. Mr. LeSueur, an automotive parts salesman, passed away on Wednesday, November 5, 2003, in Dallas. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Burleson, a member of Moslah Shrine of Fort Worth, Current Worshipful Master of Burleson Masonic Lodge #649, and also a member of Caddo Grove Masonic Lodge #352. He served in the U. S. Army from 1954 to 1956. He married Sarah Ann Jenkins on October 5, 1957. She preceded him in death on October 4, 1998. Mr. LeSueur is survived by one daughter, Jo Ann Jerabek and husband, Tom, of Euless; one granddaughter, Sarah Jo Jerabek; and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Shriner's Children's Hospital, 6977 Main, Houston, Texas, 77030, Attn: Donations, or to Masonic Home and School, P.O. Box 15040, Fort Worth, Texas, 76119. View obituary & pictures, send condolences & order flowers @ www. cpmfuneralhome.com Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements.

A.L. SANDERS
Burleson -- A.L. Sanders, 83, a retired used car dealer, went to his heavenly home Friday, November 7, 2003. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 10 at Hallmark Baptist Church. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park. A.L. was a member of Hallmark Baptist Church in Fort Worth. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Sanders was born in Oklahoma and moved to Fort Worth with his wife after World War II. He worked as a mechanic before he, along with his brother, Joe Sanders and his nephew, Roy Sanders, formed Sanders Brothers Motor Company. In 1986 he and his children opened Sanders Auto Sales in Burleson. Mr. Sanders enjoyed Southern Gospel music, whether listening to or playing it on his guitar. He loved farming and looking after his cows. Most of all, Mr. Sanders loved life, laughter and spending time with his family and friends. Mr. Sanders was loved by all who knew him. Mr. Sanders is survived by his wife of 58 years, LaVerne Sanders; son, Johnny Sanders and wife, Pam, of Joshua; daughter, Dorothy Coursey and husband, Rusty, of Burleson; grandchildren, Christy Salley and husband, Ted, of Burleson, John Coursey of Burleson, Tamara Bentley and husband, Cory, of Joshua, Clint Sanders of Joshua; great-grandchildren, Clayton and Parker Salley, Blake and Brooklyn Bentley. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. (817) 293-1350

LELA PATRICIA SEARAN
1953-2003
Joshua - Lela Patricia Searan, 50, a homemaker, died Friday, November 7, 2003 in Fort Worth. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Lela was born August 23, 1953 in Redondo Beach, California to James Ivan and Mildred Adora Montgomery Holman. She married Frankie Searan on January 15, 1978 in Alamosa, Colorado. She was a terrific wife, mother and grandmother who liked working with ceramics and always gave a helping hand to friends and family. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Burleson and loved her church dearly. She will be dearly missed. Mrs. Searan is survived by her husband of 25 years, Frankie Searan, Sr. of Joshua; sons, James Earl Doss and wife, Pam, of Empire, Colorado, Ivan Wayne Doss of Amarillo, Richard Searan and wife, Laura, of Texas City, Frankie Searan, Jr. of Wichita, Kansas; daughters, Lillie Bee Searan, Lacey Ann Searan of Joshua, Janet Marie Searan of Joshua; brothers, Thomas Wayne Holman, Sr. and wife, Sonia, of Weatherford; sister, Dell Marie Pacheco and husband, Joe, of Billings, Montana; nephew, Thomas Wayne Holman, Jr. of Weatherford; aunt, Dorothy L. Kennec of Conifer, Colorado; 38 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Mountain Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (817) 517-5995

ROBERT CARRUTH
BURLESON -- Robert Carruth, 71, died Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at a local hospital. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 7 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson/Fort Worth. Reverend Eddie Freeman officiated. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth. Visitation was Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Serving as pallbearers were Ed Morley, Eddie Seals, Rusty Coursey, Charles Ivie, Bob Baker and Bobby Esters. Bob worked in the oil industry all of his life and was currently employed as an accountant for Texas Crude Oil. He loved all sports and especially his hunting trips to Hamilton. He served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Petroleum Accountant Society. Bob is survived by his wife of 25 years, Judy Carruth of Burleson; children, Sherry Carruth Haveron of Fort Worth, Dennis Carruth and wife, Terri, of Bangs, Karen Carruth of Bangs, Joe Carruth and wife, Melanie, of Boise, Idaho, Julie Torres and, husband, Mark, of Burleson; grandchildren, Charlotte Haveron of Fort Worth, Nick and Ashley Carruth of Bangs, Amanda and Emmalee Carruth of Boise, Idaho, Jesse and Katie Torres of Burleson; sister, Flo Seals and husband, Eddie, of Hendersonville, Tennessee; two nieces, two nephews and a host of friends. View obituary and pictures and send condolences at: www.cpmfuneralhome.com Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson/Fort Worth was in charge of arrangements. 817-568-8836

PAULINE ARMSTRONG
1920-2003
BURLESON - Pauline Armstrong, 83, of Burleson passed away November 3, 2003 at Trinity Mission Health & Rehabitation in Burleson. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 5 at Clement-Keel Funeral Home Chapel in Gainsville, Texas. Reverend Milton Pledger of Era Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be at Callisburg Cemetery. No visitation is planned. Mrs. Armstrong was born on January 7, 1920 in Callisburg, Texas to James and Mary (Staley) Ellis. She married Hubert Armstrong on December 24, 1938 in Whitsboro, Texas. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Thrall, Texas and a homemaker. Mrs. Armstrong was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hubert Armstrong in 1973; son, Gene Armstrong; sisters, Marie Gray and Frances Ellis; brothers, J.B. Ellis and Jerry Ellis. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Faye and Adolph Berry of Burleson; son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Carolann Armstrong of Converse, Texas; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Clarcey Sasser of Gainseville and Corine Thompson of Carrollton, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainsville is in charge of arrangements. (940) 665-4341.

JAMES P. HEBERLE, M.D.
1921-2003
Burleson - James P. Heberle, M.D., 82, a retired physician, died Monday, November 3, 2003 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 6 at First United Methodist Church of Burleson. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home. Memorials: The family would appreciate memorials, in Dr. Heberle's honor, to the Co-Worker's Class of First United Methodist Church of Burleson, P. O. Box 399, Burleson, Texas 76097, or to the Texas Lions Camp for Handicapped Children, P.O. Box 290247, Kerrville, Texas 78029. Dr. Heberle was born July 16, 1921, in Joshua, Texas, where his father was a dentist. After graduating from high school, he attended Texas Wesleyan College as a pre-medical student where he met his wife, Analois (Ann) Beauchamp. He was a member of Alphi Chi, listed in Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges, graduating in 1941. Three weeks after graduation, Pearl Harbor was attacked. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and completed Meteorology Cadet training at the University of Chicago Institute of Meteorology. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant and spent the next two and one-half years of active duty in the Alaska-Aleutian war theater as a weather officer. He was base weather officer at Amchitka when the nearby island of Kiska was invaded. For this invasion, he prepared the weather forecast. He was relieved of active duty on March 13, 1946, as a captain and was later promoted to the rank of major. After completing his tour of duty with the military, Dr. Heberle resumed his work toward a profession he always intended to become a part of - the medical profession. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School in 1950 and was a member of the Phi Chi medical fraternity. After graduation, he served a one-year internship at John Peter Smith Hospital, House Physician at Cooks Memorial Hospital, and a three-year residency in surgery and pathology at Harris Hospital. He began practicing in Burleson in 1956. Burleson was home to Dr. Heberle's practice until his retirement in 1990. His membership in professional organizations include a life member of the Texas Medical Association through the Tarrant County Medical Society, The American Academy of Family Physicians, and as a fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice. The local organizations include Tarrant County Medical Society, active member of the Harris Medical staff from 1950 until his retirement in 1990, and a charter member of the Huguley Memorial Hospital staff. Since retirement, he was an honorary member of the Huguley Medical staff. Dr. Heberle was a Master Mason in Burleson Lodge #649, a member of Burleson Lions, Burleson Beautification Council and First United Methodist Church. A quiet, humble Christian man, devoted to his family and his patients, he will be missed by many. Dr. Heberle is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ann Heberle; son, Paul Heberle, daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Michael Brian; daughter, Kay Heberle; grandchildren, Rob and Rachel Heberle, Amber, Aaron, Laura and Steve Brian, and Annalisa Jamalainen. Pallbearers are Dr. Frank Jircik, Ron Gieser, Byron Black, Terry Ford, Dick Foster, Buford McCauley, Hank Hoaldridge and Toby Ford. Honorary bearers are Dr. Tom Meyers, Dr. George Boswell, Dr. Sam Sylva, Dr. James Herd, C.N. Guinn, Dick Thomas, Gene Harris and Ted Whitley. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements. 817-517-5995

LOYD H. FREEMAN
1935-2003
Burleson - Loyd H. Freeman, 68, a retired railroad conductor, died Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at his residence in Burleson. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 1 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park. Visitation was 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Loyd was born January 22, 1935 in Dustin, Oklahoma to Truman and Adelle Brown Freeman. He was a conductor for the MKT Railroad for 25 years and worked another five years after its merger with Union Pacific Railroad. He married Vickie Knox on March 25, 1985 in Fort Worth. Mr. Freeman was a kind, loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend who loved golf, fishing, and was also a great cook. He will always be our special angel. Mr. Freeman was preceded in death by his mother, Adella Dillon, on May 12, 1991. He is survived by his wife, Vickie Freeman of Burleson; dad, Eual Dillon of Pacola, Oklahoma; son, David Freeman and wife, Mary, of League City; daughters, Sherri Bundrant of Durant, Oklahoma, Renee Harris of Bokchito, Oklahoma, DeAnn Hall of Bokchito, Oklahoma, Sheri Bruton of Burleson; brothers, Bill Freeman and wife, Zada, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Gerald Freeman and wife, Georgia Faye, of Noble, Oklahoma, Wayne Dillon and wife, Sharon, of Poteau, Oklahoma; sisters, Lavoy Richards of Pacola, Oklahoma, Jolene Couch and husband, Joe, of Pacola, Oklahoma, Naomi Phillips of Fort Smith, Arkansas; sister-in-law, Joann Capps of Fort Worth; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-517-5995

DOROTHY RUTH RASCO
1929-2003
BURLESON -- Dorothy Ruth Rasco, 74, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2003, at a nursing home in Fort Worth. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 30 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation is from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Dorothy was born April 11, 1929, in Burleson. She married Charles Rasco on February 14, 1948, in Weatherford. She was a member of Crestmont Baptist Church of Burleson. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Hazel Eakin; husband, Charles Rasco (1991); daughter, Linda Sikes (1995); and sister, Eunice Cantrell (2001). She is survived by son, David Rasco and wife, Sharon; daughter, Pat Smyth; brother, Bobby Eakin; brother-in-law and companion, Lacy Cantrell; grandchildren, Mike Carpenter, Tim Rasco, Steve Strickland, Angela Sikes, Donna Strickland and Dana Bailey; and 15 great-grandchildren. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. (817) 293-1350

BRIAN ALEXANDER
Burleson--Brian Alexander, 88, a retired factory representative for wholesale hardware manufacturers, passed away Thursday, October 23, 2003 in Dallas. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Crosier Pearson Mayfield Funeral Home in Fort Worth/Burleson. Burial was at Ridge Park Cemetery in Hillsboro. Mr. Alexander served in the U.S. Army as a non-commissioned officer in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Ruth Alexander, in 2002. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara Smith and former son-in-law, Fred N. Smith, of Desoto; son, Jimmie Brian Alexander and his wife, Edie, of Mount Calm; cousin, Lynda Brockett of Hillsboro; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Burleson/Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

GARY DUANE BAKER
Gustine--Gary Duane Baker, 59, a general construction project manager, died Thursday, October 23, 2003, in Temple. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 28, 2003, at First Baptist Church of Alvarado. Burial was in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation was Monday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home. Gary, a former resident of Alvarado, was born April 18, 1944, in Plainview, the son of Joseph Robert and Christine Smith Baker. He married the former Connie Denise Smith on April 23, 1999, in Comanche. Gary served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Mr. Baker is survived by his wife, Denise Baker of Gustine; daughters, Delana Baker of Fort Worth, Brandi Tyson and husband, Ronnie, of Lubbock, Marka Terral of Lubbock; mother, Christine Baker of Alvarado; brother, Ken Baker and wife, Becky, of Fort Worth; sister, Darlene Tatum and husband, Braxton, of Alvarado; and granddaughter, Brittany Tyson of Lubbock. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

UNA LOUISE CLIBON
Crowley -- Una Louise Clibon, 86, our beloved aunt, second mother for two generations of children and an inspiring school teacher for 40 years passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2003 in Fort Worth. A Celebration of her life was held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 25 at Crosier Pearson-Mayfield-Funeral Home in Burleson/Fort Worth. Una had a kind gentle heart and she was always with a smile. Her hobbies were bird watching and wildlife preservation. She is survived by her sisters, Judy Martinson and Reva Fletcher; nieces, Dr. Unamarie Clibon, Terri Clibon; nephews, David, Jeff and Dan Clibon; great-nieces, Jennifer Bratton, Laura and Devon Stringfellow; great- nephew, Gregory Clibon; great- great-niece, Lauren Clibon, and many other nieces and nephews. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson/Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

PATRICIA M. FRENCH
Burleson--Patricia M. French, 55, a teacher in public and private schools, died Friday, October 24, 2003, at her residence. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 1, 2003, in the Mountain Valley Chapel. Patricia was born October 8, 1948, in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of William Wallace and Katharine Hazel Lees Ross. She had been a resident of Burleson for two years. She is survived by her husband, Alan E. French of Burleson; son, Steven Ross French of Woodland Hills, California; daughter, Jennifer Kay French of Burleson; mother, Katharine H. Ross of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada; sister, Katharine A. Ross of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of the arrangements. 817-517-5995

JANIS M. GODFREY
CROWLEY--Janis M. Godfrey passed away Thursday, October 23, 2003 in a nursing home in Weatherford, from complications associated with Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease. Funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 25, 2003 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer's Association, 101 Summit Ave., Suite 300, Fort Worth, TX 76102 and/or Tarrant County 4H, Youth Education Fund, 401 E. 8th St., Fort Worth, TX 76102. Janis was born in Fort Worth on July 7, 1945 and was a lifelong resident of the area. Her greatest joy was working with youth as an adult leader with Tarrant County 4H. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Crowley. She worked many years in the homebuilding industry and for Alcon Labs. Survivors: She leaves behind Ronnie Godfrey, her husband of nearly 40 years; sons and daughters-in-law, Marty and Susan, Ben and Alysha, and son, Justin; grandchildren, Samuel Colt, Abigail, Emily and Rebecca; her mother, Dorothy Anders; brothers and their wives, Mike and Vickie, Gary and Kathy; and several nieces and nephews. Laurel Land Funeral Home, 7100 Crowley Road, handled the arrangements. (817) 293-1350

ROBERT "SARGE" MARTIN
1920-2003
Burleson - Robert "Sarge" Martin, 83, a retired Batch Mixer for Plastic Molder Supply, died Friday, October 24, 2003 in Burleson. Funeral services were held Monday, October 27 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Mr. Martin was born April 10, 1920 in Eastaboga, Alabama to Andrew and Patti Jo Stallworth Martin. He married Cynthia Ann Hernandez on April 11, 1950 in Hillsboro, Texas. He served his country in the U. S. Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict, retiring after 25 years of service. He was a POW during World War II as a member of the 3rd Ranger Battalion and the Darby Rangers. Among numerous medals he was awarded two purple hearts with oak leaf cluster, good conduct medal, and a sharpshooter badge. Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; and one sister. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Cynthia martin of Burleson; sons, Robert Martin Jr. and wife, Sandra, of Burleson, David Martin and wife, Karen, of Fort Worth, Darby Martin and wife, Susan, of Burleson; daughters, Betsy Hollingsworth and husband, Mike of Burleson, Cynthia Darlene Jones of Burleson; sisters, Katherine Sue Jouvian of Reno, Nevada, Mary Fitzhugh of Fort Worth, Linda Mendez and husband, Jesse, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Ramona Pershall, Cody Green, Summer Wright, Tamara Martin, Lindsay martin, Misty Pelt, Jennifer Pearce, Kristina Stevenson, Chris Hollingsworth, Patrick Hollingsworth, Katrina Mitchell, Cindy Jones, and Bill Martin; four great-grandchildren; and many relatives and a host of friends. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-517-5995.

NADINE ROBERTSON
Joshua--Nadine Robertson, 88, a homemaker, died Thursday, October 23, 2003, at an Alvarado care center. Graveside service was held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 25, 2003 in Mount Zion Cemetery, Thackerville, Oklahoma. Mrs. Robertson was born October 30, 1914, in Fannin County, the daughter of Fletcher and Ella Mae Burdett Hennington. She married Robert Edward Robertson on November 12, 1938, in Clovis, New Mexico. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Joshua and a former member of First Baptist Church of Thackerville, Oklahoma. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Robert Edward Robertson of Joshua; son, Robert Eldon Robertson and wife, Patricia, of Grandview; daughters, Lanita Christene Mullins and husband, Glen, of Burleson, Linda Nadine Leonard and husband, Kenneth, of Harvey, Louisiana, and Lanelle Kirkpatrick and husband, Larry, of Castle Rock, Colorado; sister, Bernice Morgan of Thackerville, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

DONNA ELAINE LONG
1938-2003
Burleson - Donna Elaine Long, 65, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, also a retired Baker/Cook for Burleson ISD, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 18, 2003 at a Glen Rose nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 23 at Laurel Land of Burleson Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Bethesda Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Laurel Land of Burleson Funeral Home. Mrs. Long is survived by her husband of 45 years, Robert Long of Burleson; daughter, Terri Tankersley of Glen Rose, Texas; sons, Kerry Long of Burleson, Rick Long of New Mexico, and Robert Long, Jr. of Perryton, Texas; grandchildren, Leeya Brennan, Bryant, Shelby, Tatjana, Katie and Stephen; and one great-grandson, Guillermo; and sister, Gyrene Pinkerton of Burleson. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.
(817-295-5211)

DON E. REAGAN 1935-2003 Cleburne ­ Services for Don E. Reagan, 68, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, October 17, 2003 at Rosser Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Green Acres Memorial Park. The Reverend Charles Payne and the Reverend Wayne Shuffield will officiate. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 16, 2003 at Rosser Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Gene Rosser, Scott Hobby, Darryle Taylor, Lowell Joslin, Jack Brown, Jack Brown, Jr. and J.C. Ellerson. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Reagan passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 in Fort Worth. He was born March 11, 1935 in Sweetwater to Oscar Reagan and Jewell Landers Reagan. He married Lou Treece on September 11, 1954 in Mineral Wells. Mr. Reagan worked 12 years at Santa Fe Railroad and retired from General Motors where he served 27 years as an electrician. He was a 32nd Degree Mason; he served in the National Guard and was a member of North Cleburne Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be missed by all who knew him. Mr. Reagan is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lou Reagan of Cleburne; daughters, Pam Reagan of Hurst and Christi Dobbins and husband, Monty, of Cleburne; son, Don R. Reagan and wife, Emily, of Arlington; granddaughter, Reagan Dobbins of Cleburne; grandson, Jake Dobbins of Cleburne; cousin, Glenn Reagan of Billings, Montana. Condolences may be emailed to the family at rosserfh@swbell.net.
Rosser Funeral Home
1664 W. Henderson St.
Cleburne, Texas 76033

WANDEAN MC CLURE
1934-2003
Burleson - Wandean McClure, 69, passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2003 in her home surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 9 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Burleson/Fort Worth. Burial will be at Burleson Memorial Park. Mrs. McClure is survived by her husband of 52 years, L.V. McClure; son, Danny McClure and wife, Rachel; sisters, Della Mae Wicker and Shirley Willoughby; brothers, Bill, Johnny and Fred Shetters; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson/Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements.

JACK DAWS DUNSON
1925-2003
Burleson - Jack Daws Dunson, 77, went to be with the Lord Friday, October 3, 2003. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 9. Burial will be at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery in Grand Prairie. Visitation is from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home in Burleson. Jack was born November 20, 1925. He graduated from Rio Vista High School and served in the Army from 1944-1946. He owned and operated Dunson Electric Company Inc. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and two brothers. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Norma J.; children, Jackie Dwain of Burleson, Ken and wife, Carrie, of Burleson, Sharon Donnell and husband, Johnny, of Burleson; grandchildren, Holly Shipley, Haley, Laci, and Blake Dunson; three sisters; and three brothers. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements. 817-517-5995

LEONA CHIPMAN KINNEAR
1923-2003
Joshua - Leona Chipman Kinnear, 80, a homemaker, died Saturday, October 4, 2003 at her residence. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 8. Burial will be at Greenacres Memorial Park in Cleburne. Mrs. Kinnear was born April 1, 1923 in Chico, Texas. She married Frank D. Kinnear on January 14, 1956 in Fort Worth. She was owner of Machine Specialties in Fort Worth, a former employee of the T and P Railroad, and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Joshua. She enjoyed gardening, baseball, and trains. The family would like to express their appreciation to Paragon and Community Hospice for the care they have given to Mr. and Mrs. Kinnear. Mrs. Kinnear is survived by her husband, Frank D. Kinnear; son, James Kinnear and wife, Linda; daughter, Lynda Cyr; son-in-law, Ron Cyr; grandchildren, Jeff, Kristin, and Courtney Kinnear, and Keri and Katy Cyr, all of Joshua. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Community Hospice of Texas or First United Methodist Church of Joshua Youth Fellowship Fund. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements. 817-517-5995

MILDRED WARE SHERRILL
Burleson--Mildred Ware Sherrill, 70, a homemaker, died Saturday, October 4, 2003 at a Cleburne care facility. Graveside services were held Monday, October 6, 2003 at Union Hill Cemetery in Joshua. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association or to Universal Health (Hospice), 1208 Country Club Lane, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. Mrs. Sherrill was born December 31, 1932 in Burleson to Clifford Calvin and Nellie Mae James Ware. She married Raymond Sherrill on July 4, 1958 in Joshua. After 31 years of marriage, he preceded her in death on June 9, 1989. She is survived by her sons, David Sherrill of Burleson, Craig Sherrill and wife, Julie, of Fort Worth; daughter, Joan Hughes of Burleson; brothers, J.C. Ware and wife, Sandra, of Burleson, Don Ware and wife, Pat, of Hesperus, Colorado; sisters, Nell Bandy of Burleson, Wanda Cobbs of Oklahoma City; sister-in-law, Sue Ware of Burleson; grandchildren, Brent Hughes, Calvin Sherrill, Eric Sherrill, Melody Hughes, and Jennifer Sherrill. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-517-5995

PAT SMITH
Surrounded by her loving family, Patricia Smith of Alvarado passed away at 3:05 PM on Friday, September 26, 2003. Funeral services were held 10:00 AM Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Alvarado with Dr. Shelly Brooks officiating. Entombment followed at Laurel Land Cemetery in Ft. Worth. Pat worked in banking for many years and retired from Burleson State Bank in 1995. Her life was full and rich with family, friends, and purpose. During the last 10 months of her life, Pat quietly fought the cancer that took her from us. During this time she shared her courage and compassion as she gently guided us along this journey with her. Pat enjoyed many hobbies and activities during her life; she participated in and supported every activity in which her daughters were active. She loved to go camping and fishing with family and friends. It's not possible to count the hours she spent supporting the sport, music, 4H, or school activities of her grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She had abundant love to give - most of us were unaware that she also shared it with the athletes at Special Olympics competitions as "Official Hugger", waiting at the finish line to offer unconditional hugs and support. Pat also cared for three foster sons, Chris, Reggie and Ernest. Pat was preceded in death by her parents John D. and Ruth Ernestine Lewis and brother, Charles William Lewis, formerly of Madison Heights, Michigan. Survivors include her husband of 41 years; Gene Dale Smith of Alvarado, two daughters; Terry Kirkland and husband Donald of Alvarado and Tracy Heffner and husband Bobby of Alvarado, two sisters; Pamela Brady and husband Earl of Biloxi, Miss. and Kimberly Ricketts and husband Leon of Burleson, two brothers; Robert Lewis and wife Margret of Alvarado and Steven Lewis of Madison, Tenn., six grandchildren; Nicole, Kyle, and Dylan Kirkland, Meghan Miller, Taylor and Drew Heffner and numerous nieces and nephews. Pat's family extends beyond traditional lines includes many special friends who share our grief. We all wish to express our deep appreciation to Pat's church family, friends and neighbors for the prayers, love and support given during this time. Memorials may be made to FUMC Alvarado Children's Ministry Fund, P.O. Box 364, Alvarado, Texas 76009.

CORBIN GUTIERREZ
Burleson - Corbin Gutierrez, an infant, died Tuesday, September 30, 2003 in Fort Worth. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 4 at Liberty Cemetery in Stephenville. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home. Corbin is survived by parents, Xavier and Micah Gutierrez of Burleson; grandparents, Robert and Judy Griswold of Burleson, John and Dora Gutierrez of Dallas; great-grandmother, Mariana Hernandez of Del Rio; uncles, Lance Griswold of Burleson and Albert Gutierrez of Dallas; aunt, Maegan Griswold of Stephenville. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements. 817-517-5995

CHARLES DUANE GARRETT
Burleson--Charles Duane Garrett, 73, a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather went to be with our Lord, September 30, 2003. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 2, 2003 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Duane was a lifelong Burleson resident, born on May 7, 1930 to O.B. and Ima Garrett. He graduated from Burleson High School in 1947, and served in the Navy Reserves. Duane managed the Burleson Locker Plant for many years prior to retiring from the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department. He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Elaine. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Peggy; children, Keith Garrett, Kathy Colomo and husband, Russ, Alicia Putman, Craig Garrett, Karla Cox and husband, Ray; grandchildren, Jeremy Putman and wife, Nikki, Byron Putman, Kasey and Clint Cox, Courtney Colomo; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Gavin Putman; brother, Cliff Garrett and wife, Walula; many nieces, nephews, extended family, friends, including the Beefer's bunch and pet Lacey. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

LINDA E. STOTLER
Joshua--Linda E. Stotler, 58, an Owner of Lone Star Boiler, died Monday, September 29, 2003 in Arlington. Memorial service will be held Friday at the Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Linda was born August 29, 1945 to JC. and Zelma Hodges Godsby. She and her husband were longtime residents of Joshua. She is survived by her husband, James Stotler; sons, Kevin Stotler, Eric Fleming and wife, Monica; daughter, Denise Stotler; grandson, Cody Stotler; granddaughter, Shannon Hayes; mother, Zelma Godsby. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

EVA NELL VICK KENNEDY
Burleson - Eva Nell Vick Kennedy, 69, a retired secretary who was loved by all and will be missed by many, passed away Friday, September 26, 2003, at a local hospice house. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday. September 30 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel of Burleson. Burial was at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Breckenridge Cemetery in Brecken-ridge. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Eva Kennedy was a member of First Baptist Church of Burleson and recently attended the Shepherd's Valley Cowboy Church in Egan. Mrs. Kennedy was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Leo Kennedy, in 1992; a sister, Hazel Satterwhite, in 1985; and a grandson Robert Wayne Milner, in 1978. She is survived by sons, Kenny Kennedy and wife, Sharon, of Hillsboro, Robert Kennedy and wife, Liesa, of of Breckenridge; daughter, Jackie Stanton and husband, Gary, of Burleson; grandchildren, Cody Milner, Tamara Howard, Monte Kennedy, Amanda Kennedy and Catrina Brown; great-grandchildren, Dakota Milner, Haley Milner and Kolby Kennedy; three step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren; brother, Roy Lee Vick of Kaufman; sister, Lily Lawson of Hurst; six nephews; and three nieces. Memorials may be made to Huguley Hospital or to Community Hospice of Texas. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. (817) 295-5211

GLENN DALE PULLIAM
1943-2003
Joshua - Glenn Dale Pulliam, 59, died Saturday, September 27, 2003. A memorial service will be announced. Glenn was born October 24, 1943, in Fort Worth. He is survived by his children, Robin Hammack and Chris Pulliam; grandchild, Ireland Hammack; and brothers and sisters, Brenda Holcomb, Fred and Cynthia Pulliam, Tommy and Ann Atkins, Elaine Shotwell, Paula and Joe Menendez, Bill and Vicki Atkins, Renee and Hillman Peebles and Marie McMillan.

THEDA SAIN
Burleson--Theda Sain, 72, a retired nurse for Burleson Nursing Home and Dr. Nelda Cunniff for 35 years, died Friday, September 26, 2003 at a Fort Worth care facility. Funeral services were held Monday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park. Theda was born November 27, 1930 to Monroe and Madella Bass Perkins. She married Lester Sain on October 27, 1951 in Grandview. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Burleson. Theda was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Leo Tillman Perkins. She is survived by her husband, Lester Sain of Burleson; son, James "Alan" Sain and wife, Jennifer, of Burleson; daughter, Polly René Lall of Burleson; brothers, James H. Perkins and wife, Jean, of Brownwood, Frank Sheldon Perkins and wife, Jan, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Marshall Ray Perkins and wife, Janet, of Pensacola, Florida, Merlyn D. Perkins and wife, Sandi, of Fort Worth; sisters, Sybil Joy Martin of DeRidder, Louisiana, Opal Jean Carroll and husband, Butch, of Winnifield, Louisiana, Wanda "Sue" Perkins of Hurst, Donice Faye Gentry of Hurst; grandchildren, Tiffany Lail, Cpl. Jason Hromadka, Brian Callaway, Damon Callaway, Alan Sain; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

HERBY BALLEW
Arlington--Herby Ballew, 76, retired owner of Herby's Foods, went to be with our lord on Tuesday, September 23, 2003, at a local hospital. Funeral services were held Friday, September 25, at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel, with Pastor Harold Nichols of the Grace Temple Assembly of God Church officiating. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Ronald Long, Randal Newhouse, Russell Newhouse, Gonzy Trevino, John Shirley, Terry Lampman, Eddie Raye, and Robert Lampman. Friends may send donations to the Grace Temple Assembly of God Church, 4500 South Riverside Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76119. Herby's Foods was founded in 1946. In 1975, Herby and his wife, Vee, consolidated nine plants covering Texas and Oklahoma and built a new plant in Grand Prairie, which produced over 100,000 sandwiches daily. Herby sold his company in 1975 and began his next endeavor as the chairman and CEO of the Bank of Crowley. Mr. Ballew retired from his bank in the early '90s and concentrated his full efforts on his chemical company, Fame Care. He owned Fame Care until his retirement in 1999. During his retirement he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He will be remembered by his employees, who all were his extended family. Herby was known for his compassion and generosity. He touched the hearts of everyone he met. Herby was preceded in death by his parents and six of his seven sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Vee Ballew; sons, Barry Ballew, Terry Lampman and wife, Marolyn; daughters, Terry Jean Trevino and husband, Gonzy, Kathey Long, Patty Grieder and husband, Clyde, Rose Shirley and husband, John; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Jewett and husband, Elliott; and numerous nieces and nephews. Laurel Land Funeral Home
7100 Crowley Road handled the arrangements (817) 293-1350.

AUSTIN POKLUDA
Crowley - Austin Pokluda, 19, a Student at TCC, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 in Crowley. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 27 at the First Baptist Church of Crowley, 400 Eagle Drive, Crowley, Texas 76036. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Austin attended Crowley ISD until the 8th grade and then graduated from Burleson High School in 2002. He was a two-year member of Burleson Varsity High School Baseball and Football teams. Austin was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crowley and worked for Fed-Ex Ground. He enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends. Austin is survived by his parents, Steve and Diane Pokluda; sister, Leanne Pokluda; grandparents, Bill and Aliene Pokluda, Ray and Peggy Miller; and a host of other loving family members and friends. Memorial donations may be made on behalf of Austin to any local Multiple Sclerosis chapter. Arrangements were handled by Laurel Land Funeral Home, 7100 Crowley Road. 817-293-1350

CLYDE ALFRED BELL
Mansfield-Clyde Alfred Bell, 76, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend, died peacefully Monday, September 22,2003 in Fort Worth, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at Retta Baptist Church in Burleson. Burial will be in Greenacres Memorial Park, Cleburne, Texas. Visitation was at 6:30-8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Martin's Funeral Home. 302 N. Anglin, Cleburne. Clyde was born in Moscow, Kansas on February 9, 1927, the eldest of six children. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII, retired from Xerox and was a faithful member of Retta Baptist Church for 30 years. He enjoyed beefalo ranching, traveling and good domino games with friends and family. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to a charity of choice. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Willalea Welch Bell. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Dawson Bell; son, Anthony Bell and wife, Kathy; daughters, Lisa Henry and husband, Steve, Lynda Allen and husband, Johnny, Virginia Hollaway and husband, Eddie, Sue Virginia Bell; stepson, Charles Ashkar; stepdaughter, Cari Jaquet and husband, Jim; brothers, Wesley Bell, Kenneth Bell, Keith Bell; sisters, Velda Hanna, Sharon Sahloff; ten grandchildren, Walter and William Henry, Amanda (Deric Lane), Kimberly and Megan Bell, Sara Bell, Alex and Evan Ashkar, James Hollaway and Lili Jaquet. Martin's Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements.

ALVIN (AL) LEE PORTER
1934-2003
Alvin (Al) Lee Porter, 69, passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2003, in Yukon, Oklahoma, after a year long battle with cancer. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 12 at the First United Methodist Church in Yukon, Oklahoma. Al was born on May 9, 1934, in Burkett, Texas to Alvin Luther and Clara Opal Porter. A onetime resident of Burleson, he had resided in Yukon for over 20 years. He was very involved in various youth organizations and church activities. Al is preceded in death by his father and mother, Alvin Luther and Clara Opal Porter, and his brother, Roy Porter. He is survived by his wife, Jackie, of Yukon; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Barbara Porter of Burleson; son, Brian Porter of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; son, Brett Porter of Dallas; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Dale Hinz of Fort Worth; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Bob Hoyt of Friendswood, Texas; grandchildren, Rebecca and husband, Ramsey Ruiz of Fort Carson, Colorado, Megan Porter of Burleson, Jennifer Hoyt and Bobby Hoyt of Friendswood; step-grandchildren, Philip and Jacob Hinz of Fort Worth; great-grandson, Joshua Ruiz of Fort Carson; brother, Donald Ray Porter of Mullins, Texas; father and mother-in-law; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

GARY RICHARD MATZNER
1940-2003
Burleson - Gary Richard Matzner, 63, a middle school teacher, passed away Saturday, September 13, 2003, in Burleson. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 16 at First Christian Church of Burleson. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Gary was born June 27, 1940, in Fort Worth to William Joseph and Lena Faye Matzner. He graduated from Carter-Riverside High School in 1957, and then served in the Air Force from 1962 to 1966. He received a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Texas at Arlington. Gary was employed for 25 years at General Dynamics-Lockheed Martin, retiring in 1993. Following retirement, Gary found his true calling as an educator. He taught at the Corrections Corporation of America in Venus, Crossroads Learning Center in Burleson and Loflin Middle School in Joshua. Gary's love of teaching led to his participation on several committees and projects, which helped enhance the educational experience of his students. Gary was a member of First Christian Church of Burleson. He was a charter member of the Burleson Ministerial Alliance Auxiliary, which was responsible for founding Harvest House of Burleson. The support of his daughters' activities led to his participation in various other organizations. Gary is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Sharon Matzner; daughters, Carrie Sheilds and husband, Pat, of Bryan, Michelle Rose and husband, Todd, of Wallisville and Emilea Wind and husband, Michael, of Mansfield; sisters, Pat Taylor and Gloria Thomas; and grandchildren, Colton and Leah Sheilds, Landyn and Morgan Rose. Memorials may be made to the Emery L. Lilge Hospice House, 301 Medpark Circle, Burleson, Texas 76028; Harvest House of Burleson, 349 NW Renfro, Burleson, Texas 76028; and First Christian Church of Burleson Building Fund, 601 SW Johnson, Burleson, Texas 76028. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth was in charge of arrangements. 817-293-1350

CHARLES SHARP
1942-2003
Dublin - Charles Sharp, 61, a beloved husband, daddy and papaw, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Friday, September 5, 2003, in Fort Worth, after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 9 at the Lighthouse Church of Burleson. Burial was at Cow Creek Cemetery in Dublin. Mr. Sharp was born April 11, 1942, in Erath County to Olin Reid and Madeline Tucker Sharp. He was a retired warehouse manager for LaSalle Deitch Inc. in Elkhart, Indiana. A former resident of Burleson for 30 years, he moved to Dublin in 1999. Mr. Sharp was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ann Walton. He is survived by his wife, Maxidene Sharp of Dublin; daughters, Vicki Gamez of Burleson, Kim Kimble and husband, Scott, of Joshua; brothers, James Sharp and wife, Brenda, Pierce Sharp and wife, Dorothy, all of Dublin; sisters, Joy Starks and husband, Donnie, of Dallas, Sue Black of Arlington; mother-in-law, Essie Luckie of Hico; grandchildren, Shane, Lindsay and Sarah; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Moriah, Breanna, Aiden and Mikah; numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the building fund at the Lighthouse Church of Burleson or to the American Lung Association. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

CHESTER ROBERT "BOBBY" FROST
Chester Robert "Bobby" Frost, 55, of Forest Hill, a devoted and beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend to many, went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 at Fort Worth after battling a lengthy illness. Funeral services were conducted 2:00 p.m. Friday September 19, 2003 at The Lighthouse Church in Burleson. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne. Memorials can be made in Bobby's honor to the American Diabetes Association. Bobby was born on October 14, 1947 to Chester Lee Frost and Mary Magdalene Stailey in Fort Worth. He married the love of his life Anne Bucklin Hutchinson, December 23, 1967 at Oakdale Baptist Church. He was a resident of Forest Hill for the past 30 years. Mr. Frost is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend of 35 years Anne Frost of Forest Hill; sons, Kenneth of Forest Hill, Robert and wife Calinda of Cleburne; daughters, Kimberly Short and husband Gregory of Keller, Tammy Frost of Fort Worth, Heather Peevey and husband Gerald of Fort Worth; 7 grandchildren, Sariah, Robert (Bubba), Zachary, and Preston Frost. Hunter Short, Kari Boyd and Valerie Peevey; brothers, William B. Benson and wife Joyce, Floyd R. Benson and wife Carol, Kenneth Frost and Garland Frost; aunts, Katherine Frost Austin, Esther Edna Gay and Marian Frost. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Beatrice Benson LuAllen. The family would like to express their thanks to all those who have cared for Mr. Frost over the past few years and for all the prayers and support received by his extended family and friends at the Forest Hill Flea Market. You may email a condolence to the family at cleburnefh@funeralhmtx.com Cleburne Funeral Home handled the arrangements. 817-648-0522

MONICA LYNNE JAMSHED
1962-2003
FORT WORTH -- Monica Lynne Jamshed, 40, a homemaker, passed away Friday, September 12, 2003, at a local hospital. Funeral services were held at noon Tuesday, September 16 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel of Fort Worth. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Monica was born December 26, 1962, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. She was a majorette at White Hall High School in White Hall, Arkansas. She was a member of Marantha Baptist Church in Pine Bluff. She married Mohammad (Jimmy) Jamshed on September 26, 1986, in Pine Bluff. She currently lived in Fort Worth. Monica will be missed dearly by all those who knew and loved her. She was an exceptional mother, wife, daughter and sister. Her children and family were her life. Monica was preceded in death by her father, James Taylor. She is survived by loving husband of 17 years, Jimmy Jamshed of Fort Worth; mother, Hilda Taylor of White Hall, Arkansas; children, Lane Lawson, Shafiqua Jamshed, Shawn Jamshed and Jaime Jamshed, all of Fort Worth; brothers, Jeff Taylor of North Little Rock, Arkansas,Paul Taylor of White Hall, Arkansas; and numerous other relatives and a host of friends. Laurel Land Funeral Home handled the arrangements. (817) 293-1350

ROBERT LLOYD "BOBBY" SAVAGE
1940-2003
Granbury - Robert Lloyd "Bobby" Savage, 62, died Saturday, September 13, 2003, in Granbury. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wiley Funeral Home. Burial was at Keene Cemetery. Robert Savage was born November 25, 1940. He is survived by his wife, Lynda Savage of Granbury; daughter, Kristen Hallman and husband, Russell, of Madison Heights, Virginia; parents, Fletcher and Iva Belle Savage of Granbury; sisters, Myrtle Dumas and husband, Ray, of Texas Creek, Colorado, D. Kay and husband, Clifford Morgan, of Moses Lake, Washington, and Lisa Williams of Joshua; brother-in-law, Donald Scott and wife, Jane, of Lampasas. Wiley Funeral Home of Granbury handled the arrangements. 817-573-3000

DELORES JEAN SCOTT
1940-2003
Joshua - Services for Delores Jean Scott, 63, of Joshua were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 13 in Rosser Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Russ Weaver officiated. Burial was in Caddo Cemetery. Ms. Scott passed away on Thursday, September 11, 2003 in Cleburne. She was born in Amarillo, Texas on May 11, 1940 to Archie Wells and Leotha Perkins Wells. She was a member of Shepherd's Valley Cowboy Church and was employed by the Burleson Independent School District as a cafeteria worker for the past three and a half years. Ms. Scott is survived by her son, Bobby Scott and wife, Paula, of Rogers, Arkansas and Mike Scott of Kansas, Oklahoma; granddaughters, Jenifer Waterman of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, Mandi Scott of Stillwell, Oklahoma, Fallon Rogers and Angela Rogers, both of Joshua; grandsons, Corey Beach of Joshua and Jeremy Scott of Bentonville, Arkansas; sister, Lynn Dover and husband, Dale, of Joshua; brothers, Alton Wells and wife, Linda, of Lubbock; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Robin Scott. Memorials may be made to Shepherd's Valley Cowboy Church, 3437 CR 807, Cleburne, Texas 76031. Condolences may be sent to the family at rosserfh@ swbell.net. Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 817-641-4800

ARIS L. CARR
1917-2003
Aris L. Carr, 86, died Sunday, September 8, 2003 in Burleson, Texas. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 11 in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Don Kingman of Zion Lutheran Church in Priddy, Texas officiated. Burial was at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Aris was born July 3, 1917 to J.C. and Winnie (Beasley) Carr in May, Texas. He married Mary Josephine Ereckson on November 11,1939 in San Angelo at the First Christian Church. In 1942 Aris join the United States Air Force. He retired at the rank of Lt. Colonel on October 31,1970 after 28 years of service. Mr. Carr was also an active Shriner, having served as President of the Montgomery County Shrine Club in 1978. He was an avid sportsman and was very dedicated to his wife of 64 years, Jo, and his family. Survivors include his wife, Jo Carr; three daughters, Pamela Henke and husband, Ronald, Karen Burkhart and husband, Clark, and Debbie Tiemann and husband, Shacky; seven grandchildren, Scott Burkhart, Cari Evans, Gina Smock, Josie South, Tiffany, Brian and Traci Tiemann; two great-grandchildren, Aris South and Amber McCroskey. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Foundation or charity of your choice. Johnson's Funeral Home of San Angelo handled the arrangements. (325) 655-3113.

MADELINE DAY WETMORE
1925-2003
Keene ­ Services for Madeline Day Wetmore, 78, were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wedneday, September 10 at Rosser Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Keene Memorial Park. Visitation was 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Charles Ferrier II, Ryan Lackey, Rodney Lackey, Ronnie Lackey, Thomas Lewis, and Larry Wetmore. Mrs. Wetmore passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2003 in Keene. She was born January 17, 1925 in Ocean Mine, West Virginia to William Day and Hulda Bird Day. She married Ernest Wetmore on December 20, 1945 in Maryland. Mrs. Wetmore was a homemaker and a member of the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church. She is survived by her husband, Ernest Wetmore of Keene; daughters, Kimberly Lewis and Karen Ferrier, both of Keene, and Joann Lackey of Cleburne; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and daughters, Sandra Burton and Lori Wetmore. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at rosserfh@swbell.net Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 817-641-4800

WANDA L. AULTMAN
Crowley--Wanda L. Aultman, 81, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2003 at a Burleson hospice. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Crowley. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Crowley. Mrs. Aultman was born December 3, 1921 in Fort Worth. She was very active in her church and community. She volunteered at Harris Southwest Hospital and was a member of Senior Friends. Mrs. Aultman was preceded in death by her parents, sister and husband, Havard M. Aultman. She is survived by her daughters, Kaye Baxley and husband, Carl, and Diane Carleton and husband, Kenney; grandsons, Christopher, Ryan and Kyle Kelley, and Cary Baxley; great-grandsons, Khy Baxley and Allan Kelley; nieces, Kathleen Adams, Paulette Houston, and Madeline Meistrich; nephews, Robert and Ronald Colton, and Larry Aultman; sister-in-law, Norma Aultman; brother-in-law, Gerald Griffith; numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and many close friends. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 817-293-1350

EVELYN MARIE DOWIS
1920-2003
Joshua -- Evelyn Marie Dowis, 83, passed away peacefully on September 3, 2003. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 9 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Laurel Land. Marie was born January 10, 1920, in Fort Worth. She lived the last 40 years in Joshua where she was a member of the Joshua Church of Christ. She was active in her church and in her community. She served as Worthy Matron in Eastern Star and was a founding member and president of the Joshua Historical Society. She also served on many boards and committees. She enjoyed traveling and loved antiques. She was a delight to those in her life and was loved dearly by her family and friends. She will be missed. Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Eli J. Dowis; her only child, Lynda Y. Woelfel; and her brother, Charles A. Lambert, Jr. She is survived by sister, Lois L. Walton; grandchildren, Kimber L. Woelfel, Wendy W. McCracken and Robert C. Woelfel, III; stepson, James K. Dowis; four great-grandchildren; three nieces; two nephews; and numerous other relatives and friends. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth was in charge of arrangements. 817-293-1350

CHARLOTTE RHEA BLUMBERG
1920-2003
Funeral services for Charlotte Rhea Blumberg, 83, a retired Registered Nurse, were held Friday, September 5 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Burleson. Reverend John Hennessy officiated. Burial was at Norse Cemetery in Bosque county. Mrs. blumberg died Wednesday, September 3, 2003 in Fort Worth. She was a matriarch, saint, and a retired nurse. She was active in her retirement center, loved her ceramics, and was a devout catholic. She was born January 8, 1920 in Amarillo to Grover Cleveland and Alma Tolleson Malone. She married Clifford B. Blumberg on October 1, 1941 in Fort Worth. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic church. Mrs. Blumberg was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford B. Blumberg on March 23, 2003; a son, Chris; and a brother, Harold Leroy Malone. She is survived by sons, Eric David Blumberg of spring, Carl Alan Blumberg of Fort Worth; daughter, Diane Howell of Godley; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many close friends and extended family. Martin's Funeral Home of Cleburne was in charge of arrangements. 817-645-6611

MAURINE PUGH SANDERS
1915-2003
Burleson - Maurine Pugh Sanders, 88, a homemaker, died Tuesday, September 2, 2003 in Fort Worth. Funeral services here held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 6 at the First Baptist Church in Burleson. Burial was at Greenacres Memorial Park in Cleburne. Maurine was born February 12, 1915 in Rainbow, to David and Eugene Currie Pugh. A Burleson resident since 1941, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Burleson and the Burleson Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. Maurine was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed tending her garden with her husband, canning and cooking the fruits of their labor, sewing and traveling. Before retirement, she was employed by the Burleson ISD, Joshua ISD and Buddies. Maurine was preceded in death by her husband, C.M. Sanders, Sr., in 1994. She is survived by son, C.M. Sanders, Jr., of Burleson; daughters, Edna Hill of Lago Vista, Patsy Treece of Joshua; grandchildren, Shirley Meadows of Burleson, Charlene Sanders of Fort Worth, Mike Sanders of Burleson, Darla Winn of Keller, Richard Hill of Lakeland, Tennessee, Karen Bonds of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Calvin Hill of Lago Vista; step-grandchildren, Robert Lee Hill of Austin, JoAnn Hill Coffee of Bedford, eight great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; six step-great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vistas Hospice Charitable Fund, 2501 Parkview Drive, Suite 600, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled arrangements. 817-517-5995

EMANUEL "RILEY" RILEY
1936-2003
Burleson - Emanuel "Riley" Riley, 67, a retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant, died Monday, September 1, 2003 in Fort Worth. Graveside services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, September 4 at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain Valley Funeral Home in Burleson. Riley was born May 9, 1936, in Hazard, Kentucky to Luther and Laura McIntosh Riley. He married Patricia Brittian on January 31, 1957, in Fort Worth. Mr. Riley proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force with many overseas tours including Vietnam. He received the Air Force Commendation Medal among numerous other medals and ribbons, retiring after 21 years of service. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and a talented craftsman who enjoyed working on home projects and helping his friends. He will be missed by his many friends and family. Mr. Riley is survived by his wife, Patricia, of Burleson; sons, Tim Riley and wife, Wendy, of Granbury, Nicholas Riley of Joshua; sisters, Jean Perkins and husband, Tommy, of Chicago, Ruby riley of Chicago; granddaughters, Amie and Amanda Riley; niece, Elva Jones; many other nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and neighbors. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Dallas/Fort Worth Honor Guard, P.O. Box 1006, Terrell, Texas 75160. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of the arrangements. 817-517-5995

ETHEL TYE LONG
1905-2003
FORT WORTH -- Ethel Tye Long, 98, passed away, Wednesday, August 27, 2003. A Celebration of Ethel's life was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 30 in Greenwood Garden Chapel. Burial was at Greenwood Memorial Park. Ethel was born May 26, 1905, in Merkel and had lived in Fort Worth for the last 91 years. She was a delight to those in her life and was loved dearly by family and friends. She will be greatly missed with her sweet smile and sense of humor, but we are comforted that she is in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ethel was a loving mother and homemaker. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, and she was an excellent seamstress and an artist. She began painting porcelain china in 1960, and at the age of 94 she took up oil painting. Ethel was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Loyd E. Long; and her only daughter, Jeannine Marie. She is survived by sister-in-law, Virgie Coleman; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and great-great-nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Handley United Methodist Church, 2929 Forest Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76112. Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements. 817-336-0584

BEN MILAM SUDDUTH, JR.
Burleson - Ben Milam Sudduth, Jr., 77, a retired Homebuilder, died Thursday, August 28, 2003 at a local hospital. A Prayer Service and Visitation was held Friday, August 29 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Burleson/Fort Worth. Mr. Sudduth is survived by his wife, Joye; children, Ben Bradley Sudduth and wife, Joyce, of Hallsville, Vicki Lynn Swift and husband, Don, of Burleson, Mark Charles Sudduth and wife, Cindy, of New Braunfels; sister, Alice Cox Howell of Albuquerque; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson/Fort Worth was in charge of arrangements.

LUCILE ADELE HASSENPFLUG
1911-2003
Cleburne--Funeral services for Lucile Adele Hassenpflug, 92, of Cleburne, will be held at 3:00 p.m, Saturday, August 30, 2003, at the Schneider Memorial Chapel in Keene Memorial Park, with burial in Keene Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 2:30 p.m. until service time on Saturday. Mrs. Hassenpflug, a retired teacher, was born July 17, 1911, in Waurika, Oklahoma, the daughter of Conrad William and Mary Katherine (Lorenz) Miller. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. She married Ben L. Hassenpflug on August 2, 1932, in Lincoln, Nebraska. He preceded her in death March 26, 2000. She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Damien Keith Armstrong, in 2001. Mrs. Hassenpflug is survived by one son, Glenn L. Hassenpflug of Redding, California; one daughter, Judyne Cardwell of Cleburne; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Adventist World Radio, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Springs, Maryland 20904. View obituary and photographs, sign guest book and order flowers at www. cpmfuneralhome.com Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne is in charge of arrangements.

JERRY WAYNE CROSTHWAIT
1940-2003
BENBROOK -- Jerry Wayne Crosthwait, 62, a retired senior master sergeant, died Sunday, August 17, 2003, in Ketchikan, Alaska while on vacation. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 29 at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Grand Prairie. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 28 at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in Jerry's name to the Amethyst Milkowski Scholarship fund at Heritage National Bank, 9100 Hwy 377, Benbrook 76126. Jerry Crosthwait was born September 3, 1940, in Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky. He graduated from Seabreeze High School in Daytona Beach, Florida, and attended Daytona Beach Junior College and Michigan State. Senior Master Sergeant Crosthwait served in the U.S. Air Force from 1960 to 1986. He held various positions as an air policeman, medical laboratory supervisor, and NCO open mess manager. He was stationed at Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota; Stewart AFB, New York; Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal, L.G. Hanscom Field, Maine; Brooks AFB, Texas; Barksdale AFB, Louisiana; Offutt AFB, Nebraska; Whiteman AFB, Missouri; and Carswell AFB, Texas. His military awards include the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal with 2 Bronze Loops, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon with five Oak Leaf Clusters, NCO Professional Military Education Ribbon with one Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and American Legion. After his retirement from the Air Force, he was general manager of Onion Creek Country Club in Austin. Jerry served on the Economical Development Board of the City of Benbrook and numerous other civic activities. He was co-owner of Crosthwait Enterprises, Fort Worth and co-owner of Tammy Taylor Nails of Texas, Fort Worth. Jerry worked for Corporate Couriers in Fort Worth until his death. Jerry was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Hamilton Crosthwait of Paducah, Kentucky, and his father, Webb Crosthwait, born in Paducah, Kentucky, and last lived in Ormond Beach, Florida. He is survived by wife, Diana Crosthwait of Benbrook; son, Michael Crosthwait of Boston, Massachusetts; daughters, Kristen Dominguez and her husband, Roman, of Benbrook, Jerilee Crosthwait of Boston, Massachusetts, Amethyst Milkowski of Benbrook; stepdaughter, Michele Eversdyk of Wausau, Wisconsin; sister, Carolyn Rollings of Barlow, Kentucky; uncle, Kenneth Crosthwait of Kingsport, Tennessee; grandsons, Brandon Dominguez of Benbrook and D.J. Eversdyk of Wausau, Wisconsin; and granddaughter, Alecia Zainer of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Shannon North Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. (817) 624-2191

ELVA VIOLA MOORE RICH
1918-2003
Viola Moore Rich passed away in a California nursing home on August 20, 2003. She was 85 years of age. Viola was born February 5, 1918, in Agnes, Texas. Later the family moved to Fort Worth, where she graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1935. She had come to know Christ as her Lord and Savior in her teens and served Him faithfully throughout her life. Viola married Cecil F. Rich in 1937 and moved to California, where she lived the remainder of her life. She was a loving and caring wife and mother. In the last eight years Viola suffered ill health and died as a result of a massive stroke. Viola is survived by her husband, Cecil F. Rich of Yucca Valley, California; one brother, Dorman E. Moore of Fort Worth; two sisters, Oleta Evans and Betty Lawson, also of Fort Worth; two sons, Douglas Rich and Steven Rich of Yucca Valley, California; a daughter, Nancy Lynn Soucy of Las Vegas, Nevada; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and a host of loving cousins, nieces and nephews. Viola will be buried at the Mountain View Memorial Park in Joshua Tree, California on August 27, 2003. A family memorial service will be held at her sister's home in Edgecliff, Texas on August 29, 2003.

SAM GODSEY
1939-2003
CLEBURNE--Sam Godsey, 63, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2003, in Fort Worth. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, August 21 at Greenwood Chapel. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Park. Sam was born September 15, 1939, in Johnson County. He was a retired police officer in Johnson County, Alvarado and Everman, and also security for All Saints for seven years. Sam was a member of Williams Road Baptist Church and a member of the Tabernacle Masonic Lodge in Wedgewood. He is survived by wife, Gale Godsey of Cleburne; daughter, Rochelle McKelvey of Crowley; granddaughters, Shelby and Jamie McKelvey; sisters, Donna McGonagill of Cleburne, Carolyn Wentworth of Fort Worth and Lisa Lemke of Cresson; brothers, Joe Godsey of Burleson, Mike Godsey of Benbrook, Tim Godsey and Joe Sain, both of Alvarado; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements. (817)336-0584

SHARON ANITA GREER BAYER
Joshua--Sharon Anita Greer Bayer, 42, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 13, 2003, at Huguley Hospital. She was a Domestic Engineer. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 16, 2003, at Sagamore Hill Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Sharon was born March 30, 1961, in Henderson, Texas. She grew up in Fort Worth and lived the past nine years in Joshua. She attended Eastern Hills High School. Sharon was a loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend. The family would like to thank everyone who has given their prayers and support. Sharon will be greatly missed. She is survived by her husband, David Christian Bayer of Joshua; children, David Bayer II and wife, Adryan, Jacob Bayer and wife, Missy, Keesha Hershberger and husband, Mark, of Fort Worth, Renesha Tidwell and husband, Brian Traylor, of Burleson, Andrea Bayer of Kennedale, Cristen Bayer of Joshua; parents, Curtis and Lois Greer of Fort Worth; in-laws, Bob and Margaret Bayer of Fort Worth; sisters, Belinda Greer and boyfriend, Robbie Coffee, of Grand Prairie, Lisa Jenkins and husband, Mike, of Burleson, Karen Webb and husband, Scott, of Burleson; grandchildren, Christopher "Little Man" Traylor of Burleson, Jacob Bayer II of Fort Worth, Noah and Hayley Armendariz of Kennedale, Justyn Bayer of Fort Worth; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers the family has set up a trust fund in the name of Sharon Bayer at Compass Bank, 2016 W. Rosedale, Fort Worth. 817-336-2016

DAISY EVELYN DIXSON
1912-2003
Keene--Daisy Dixson, a longtime resident of Keene went to her rest on August 17, 2003, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Daisy was the fourth of eleven children born in 1912 to Benjamin Cooper and Julia Ann Anderson, longtime residents of Waxahachie, Texas. Daisy married Cecil Clarence Owens in 1932 in Ellis County and was widowed when her husband died from an accident in 1934. Cecil and Daisy had one son, Cecil Jim Owens, born in 1933. In 1936, Daisy married Jack Dixson. They moved to Keene in 1955 and resided there until Jack's death in 1999. They were blessed with one daughter, Betty Joanne Dixson Ansley, born in 1938. Daisy leaves to mourn her passing her daughter, Betty Joanne Ansley; her son, Cecil Jim Owens and wife, Ida; three grandchildren, Diane Owens Nystrom and husband, Dan, Greg Owens and Richard Owens. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Ola George and Mrs. Esta Lee Fleeman; and a brother, Benton Anderson; along with brothers and sister-in-laws, several nieces and nephews and many church friends in the community. A brief service will be held in the Schneider Memorial Chapel located at the Keene Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 22, 2003. You may view obituary and pictures, send condolences and order flowers at www. cpmfuneralhome.com. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 817-645-4311

LOIS E. MC CORMICK
Keene­Lois E. McCormick, 81, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2003, in Fort Worth. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and a brother. She is survived by her husband, R.I. "Mack" McCormick of Keene; daughter and husband, Joyce and Emil Constantine of Dayton, Ohio; stepdaughter and husband, Linda and Don Mowery of Susanville, California; stepson and wife, Merrill and Reba McCormick of Fullerton, California; six grandchildren, Merrill McCormick Jr., Michael McCormick, William Platt, Eugene Constantine, Steven Constantine and Cheryl Bernard; one great-grandchild, Aaron Bernard. A memorial service will be held August 23, 2003, at 3:00 p.m. at the Fort Worth First Seventh-day Adventist Church. Burial will be in Keene Cemetery. Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to Amazing Facts, P.O. Box 1058, Roseville, California 95678-8058. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at rosserfh@swbell.net. Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne is in charge of arrangements. (817) 641-4800

THURMAN "TC" CLARKE
1922-2003
HILLSBORO -- Thurman "TC" Clarke, 80, a retired sheet metal worker, died Saturday, August 2, 2003, in Fort Worth. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 6 in the chapel of Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Fort Worth/Burleson. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park. Thurman Clarke was born December 21, 1922, to the late Charles and Mary Etta Clarke. After attending Lubbock High School he went on to become an artist of sheet metal and was exceptionally talented at making tin men and stars out of metal. Mr. Clarke was instrumental in the restoration of the ornamental metalwork on the Hill County Courthouse in the early 1990s. He was a Methodist as well as a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be greatly missed by all. Mr. Clarke was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Clark Andrew Clarke. He is survived by wife, Billie Clarke of Burleson; daughters, Loretta Neumann and husband, David, of Bynum and Linda Tidwell and husband, Lundy, of Burleson; son, James Clarke and wife, Diane, of Burleson; grandchildren, Kimberly Burgess, Jennifer Dill, Paul Snider, Amy Nelson, Melissa and Timothy Clarke, Jeff, Amy and Cory Cooper; great-grandchildren, Zachary, McKayla, Clayton, Lauren, Emma and Megan; sister, Addie L. Etheredge of Greenville. Memorials may be made to the Emery J. Lilge Hospice House, 301 Med Park Circle, Fort Worth 76028, or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 553, Cleburne 76033. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeal Home of Fort Worth/Burleson was in charge of arrangements. (817) 568-8836

EDNA SMITH
1934-2003
Burleson--Edna Smith, 68, a retired Switchboard Operator for Harris Hospital, died Tuesday, August 12, 2003, at her residence. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, August 15 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park. Edna was born September 19, 1934, in Reno, Texas, to Frank and Clara Wallace. She married Raymond E. Smith on June 2, 1953 in Fort Worth. In 1970 and 1971 Edna was past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star #431 in Burleson, and she was a member of First Baptist Church in Burleson. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Raymond Smith of Burleson; sons, Kenny Smith, Sr., Gene Smith and wife, Eilleen, of Joshua, Keith Smith and wife, Irene, of White Settlement, Scott Smith and wife, Shirley, of Joshua; daughter, Rhonda Hamm and husband, Steve, of Waxahachie; sisters, Ora Wilson and husband, Robert, Martha Wills and husband, O.K., Sarah Allen and husband, Leland; brother-in-law, R.J. Wallace and wife, Vonceal; grandchildren, Erin, Brandy, Crystal, Ashley, Justin, Ryan, Michael, Diamond, Kenny Jr., Nikki, and Mekka Smith, Christina and Matt Atchison, Amy and Junior Fernandez, Dianna and Toby Lambert, Robert Hamm, and Britni Roberts. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. (817) 517-5995

JUSTIN ERIC MARTIN
1983-2003
FORT WORTH -- Justin Eric Martin, 19, passed away Monday, August 11, 2003, at a Fort Worth hospital. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 15 at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Justin was born September 6, 1983, in Fort Worth. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Joseph Esteen Martin, in 1983. He is survived by his father, Daniel Martin of Fort Worth; mother, Judy Martin Stockdale of Burleson; sister, Jennifer Lucas and husband, Blake, of Watauga; brother, William Martin of Burleson; sister, Marisa Martin of Fort Worth; niece, Audra Lucas of Watauga; grandparents, James and Jacqueline Richardson of Crowley; and a host of friends and relatives. Mount Olivet Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (817) 831-0511

HASSIE L. HARMON
1915-2003
Hassie L. Harmon, 87, walked into the arms of God Wednesday, August 6, 2003, in Cleburne. Hassie was born September 26, 1915, at home in Springtown, Texas. She served her country as a WAC in World War II and then spent many years of her life working as a nursing assistant. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Mrs. Harmon was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Daisy Williams; a daughter, Betty; a son who died at birth; as well as her husband, T.J. Harmon; and a sister, Carmen Fowler. She is survived by sons, Tommy Harmon and life partner, Dan, of Atlanta, Georgia, and Terry harmon, Sr. and wife, Diane, of Cleburne; sisters, Beatrice and husband, Ray Stapp, of Arlington, and Cordie and husband, Joe Walker, of Burleson; grandchildren, Terry Harmon, Jr. of Florida and Eric Harmon of Georgia; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, August 11 at Cleburne Funeral Home Chapel in Cleburne. Burial will be at Jaybird Cemetery in Springtown, Texas. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 pm Sunday at Cleburne Funeral Home. White's Funeral Home in Weatherford is in charge of arrangements. 817-596-4811

NANCY LYNDA COLLINS
1940-2003
Burleson - Nancy Lynda Collins, 62, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2003, in Fort Worth, Texas. A memorial service was held at 2:00 pm Saturday, August 9 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Burleson/Fort Worth. Nancy was born December 22, 1940, in Dearborn, Michigan.
She is preceded in death by her father, Joseph Bobnick.
She is survived by husband, Harold Collins; daughter, Leah Collins-Corliss and husband, Donavon, all of Burleson; mother, Leona Vittone of Dearborn, Michigan; brothers, Larry Vittone of Lapeer, Michigan and Anthony Vittone of Grand Blanc, Michigan; grandchildren, Collin and Caleb Corliss of Burleson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson/Fort Worth was in charge of arrangements.

PASTOR LARRY EDWARD SPIVA, SR
KEENE -- Services for Larry Edward Spiva, 58, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 9, 2003 at the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church. Visitation will be 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, August 8, 2003 at Rosser Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Steve Gifford, Pastor Leighton Holley, Pastor Errol Eder, Bruce Oliver, Pastor Wes Spiva, and Dr. Tony Torres will officiate. Burial will be in Keene Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Glen Ball, Junior Borg, Charles Bowyer, Bill Dailey, Karl Doerner, and Dennis Zook. Mr. Spiva passed away Mon. Aug. 4, 2003 in Dallas. He was born Feb. 18, 1945 in Ben Wheeler, Texas to Leonard Leon Spiva and Myrtle Perrish Spiva. He married Linda Marie Booth on June 11, 1967 in Arlington, Texas. Mr. Spiva was a Pastor and Conference Church Auditor with the Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. He was a member of the Cleburne Seventh-day Adventist Church. He is survived by his wife, Linda Spiva of Keene; sons, Larry Spiva, Jr. and wife Tara, of Keene and James Spiva and wife Chrystal, of Grapevine; daughter, Joanna Spiva of Keene; grandsons, Brendan Spiva of Keene and Alek Spiva of Grapevine; granddaughters, Cheyenne and Kirsten Spiva both of Keene, Tifiny and Alyson Spiva both of Grapevine, and Ashley Houston of Keene; father, Leon Spiva and wife Lalie of Mountainberg, Arkansas; brothers, Leonard Spiva and wife Betty of Plano, David Spiva of Mountain-berg, Arkansas, Dan Spiva and wife Jennifer, of Camino, California, and John Kruska and wife Renee, of Purcell, Oklahoma and a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. Spiva was preceded in death by his mother, Myrtle Kruska, step-father, Albert Kruska and brothers, James Spiva and Ronald Spiva. Memorials may be made to the Texas Conference Church Planting. Condolences may be emailed to the family at: rosserfh@swbell.net. Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements.

MICHAEL CHANCE PARKER
BURLESON -- Michael Chance Parker, 38, passed away at 2:22 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2003, at his residence in Burleson.
A memorial service was held Sunday at Crestmont Baptist Church in Burleson. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, Mr. Parker requested any gifts be made to his children's fund. For more information, please call (817) 447-2322. Mr. Parker was born Aug. 29, 1964, in Fort Worth and was a resident of Burleson the past eight years. Chance, as everyone called him, was active in the community, coaching girls softball and was a regular member of Crestmont Baptist Church. Chance was preceeded in death by his grandfathers, Dr. James W. Parker and Grady Leon Adkison. Survivors: Wife, Diane Marie; daughter, Jordan Paige (age 10), son, Cole Granger (age 8); father and mother, Dr. W. Karl and Judy LaAnne; brothers, Dr. Juddson Reed and wife, Kathy, Dr. Robert Allen and wife, Kellie, Dr. Steven Chase; grandmother, Hazel Adkison; uncles, Jack Adkison, Dr. James Parker and Dr. John Parker; nephews, Bryce, Colin, Quade, Andrew and Daniel; nieces, Jade, Alexa and Emily; and extended family father, Mickey Manion and wife, DeeDee; half brother, Chad Manion; cousins, Kirk and Karen Adkison, Ashley, Bailey, Grace Parker; father and mother-in-law, Robert and Grace Osborn; brother-in-law, Steve Osborn; and numerous other loving family members and close friends. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

CATITA G. RODRIGUEZ
1918-2003
KEENE, Catita G. Rodriguez, 85, a retired school teacher, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2003, in a Fort Worth hospital. Funeral services will be held at 9 am Saturday, August 2, at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home Chapel in Cleburne. Dr. Rob Sheppard will officiate. Burial will be at the Keene Memorial Park. Pallbearers are her grandsons. Catita Rodriguez was born in Mexico on February 15, 1918. She was a member of the First Seventh-day Adventist Church in Fort Worth. She is survived by daughters, Graciela S. Zaninovic of Keene, Piedad Rodriguez Sheppard of Fort Worth, Catalina Rodriguez of Keene, Rebecca Soto and Cecilia Barbarin of Monterrey, Mexico, Emilia Vasquez of Burleson; one brother; two sisters; 12 grandsons; one granddaughter; 11 great grandchildren. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne is in charge of arrangements. You may view obituary and photographs, sign guest book, and order flowers at www. cpmfuneralhome.com.

KENNETH "LARRY" SHELTON, JR.
GRANBURY -- Kenneth "Larry" Shelton, Jr., 39, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, in Granbury. Funeral services were held Friday, August 1 at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. Burial was at Holly Hills Memorial Park. Mr. Shelton was born January 13, 1964, in Fort Worth to Kenneth and Betty Brown Shelton. He married Deanna Terry on November 10, 1989, in Fort Worth. Mr. Shelton moved from Burleson to Granbury in 1989. He coached baseball in the Hood County Baseball Association for six years, and several years he dressed as Santa Claus for the Granbury Christmas parade. He was a member of the Silverado Cowboy Church in Weatherford. Mr. Shelton is survived by his wife, Deanna Shelton, and sons, Shelby and Collin Shelton, all of Granbury; sister, Tammy Shelton-Cole of Granbury; brother, Kevin Shelton of Denton; grandmothers, Jewell Shelton of Sanger, Alice Wilkinson and husband, Clyde, of Mineral Wells; great-grandmother, Daisey Elliston of Mineral Wells; numerous nieces and a nephew; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorials may be sent to the Hood County Youth Baseball Association. Wiley Funeral Home of Granbury was in charge of arrangements. (817) 573-3000

CECIL WILBORN HODGES
1933-2003
Kennedale - Cecil Wilborn Hodges, 70, a retired Postman of more than 48 years, passed away Friday, July 25, 2003, at a local hospital. A Remembrance of his life will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 2 at his home. Cecil was born in Olney, Texas on March 10, 1933. He was a graduate of Tech High School in Fort Worth. He married Virginia Farquhar on March 13, 1954. They moved to Kennedale in 1965 where he was a Boy Scout leader for many years and delivered the mail for Everman. Together they enjoyed square dancing, traveling, and both their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors in Texas, his wife of 49 years, Letha Virginia Hodges; son, Cecil Hodges Sr.; daughters, Nancy Cook and husband, Don Sr. and Marguerite Hodges; sisters, Rachel Parrott, Lucille Wiggins (Allie), Elcie Taylor, and in Oklahoma, Myrtle Fay Marrel; also in Texas, grandchildren Vici, Cecil Jr., Don Jr., and Tammi and husband, Bill Holcomb; great-grandchildren, Sara, Nikolas and Austin; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

MARY ELIZABETH TABER
1923-2003
Services for Mary Elizabeth Taber, 80, of Keene will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 31 at the Cleburne Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Terry St. Clair will officiate. Burial will be in the Keene Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brandon Taber, Richie Taber, Stan Taber, Jr., Stephen Mathison, Jonathan Lawson and Johnny Tolwi. Mrs. Taber passed away Monday, July 28, 2003, in Keene, Texas. She was born July 1, 1923, in Eddy, Texas to William Casey and Lillian Mitchum Casey. She married Roger Taber in October of 1943 in Waco, Texas. Mrs. Taber was a homemaker and a member of the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Mathison and husband, Oscar, of Cleburne; sons, Roger Stanley Taber, Jr. and wife, Melinda, of Mansfield, and Donald Ray Taber of Midlothian; sisters, Christine Crocker of Eddy, Texas and Merle Butler of Lorena, Texas; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Taber, in March 1956. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at cleburnefh@funeralhmtx.com Cleburne Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 817-648-0522

RONALD GARY ANDERSON
1936-2003
Ronald Gary Anderson passed away Monday, July 28, 2003, at a Fort Worth hospital. Funeral services are scheduled at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 31 at Rosser Funeral Home in Cleburne. Mr. Anderson was born September 21, 1936, in Fort Worth. He had been a resident of Burleson for 35 years. He was an Air Force veteran. Mr. Anderson was a salesman for over 35 years and was retired from President Baking. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Anderson of Burleson; children, Eden King and husband, Joe, Lane Anderson and wife, Amy, all of Burleson; mother and stepfather, Lois and J.Y. Hobson of Cleburne; brother, Charles William McCoy of Cleburne; grandchildren, Blake Tribble, Ryan and Jordan Anderson; step-grandchildren, Matt and Michael King, all of Burleson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.

OLLIVER ELLIOTT HAGLER
June 4, 1921-July 25, 2003
Olliver Elliot (Ollie) Hagler, loving father, husband and friend, joined his Lord and Savior on Friday afternoon, July 25, 2003. He leaves behind his wife of 28 years, Judy; daughters, Amber Uhrig (Jeffrey), Karissa Hagler and Leeanna Hagler; and sons, Guy and Bryan Hagler. He is survived by brothers, Alvin Hagler of Dallas and Royce Hagler of Phoenix. His life was devoted to education, where he spent 25 years as an elementary school principal and the remainder of his days as a school volunteer and public school advocate. Ollie touched numerous lives and leaves behind many family members, friends and former students who count themselves blessed to have known him. We, his family and friends, wish to praise the Lord for his life and legacy, as Ollie praised the Lord until his last breath. Services were held Wednesday, June 30, 2003, at East Lawn Palms Mortuary. The family would like to request that in lieu of flowers a donation be made in his name to a children's Christian education organization, Word of Truth Ministries, Box 12141 Tucson, Arizona 85732-2141

LENA TUCKER
1906-2003
Lena Tucker, 96, of Burleson passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Kindred Fort Worth Southwest Hospital in Fort Worth. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Saturday, July 26 at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Hillsboro. Reverend Jason Gunnels of Central Baptist Church in Hillsboro officiated. Interment was at Hillcrest Garden of Memory in Hillsboro. Mrs. Tucker was born October 30, 1906, in Fort Worth. She was the daughter of Carl Henry and Susie Annie (Barton) Rock. She lived in Hillsboro most of her life and had lived at Huguley Retirement Center since 1992. She married Grady O'Neal Tucker on June 15, 1935, in Lawton, Oklahoma. She was a housewife and of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Tucker was preceded in death by her husband on October 22, 1983; her parents; a sister, Viola Henry; and two brothers. She is survived by her niece, Mildred Yocham; great-niece, Bonnie Yocham Stewart; great-nephew, Maurice Clark Yocham; great-great-niece, Natalie McMurry and husband, John; great-great nephews, Corey F. Stewart and Cody Stewart; great-great-great-nephew, Jacob McMurry. Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors of Hillsboro (254-582-2581) was in charge of arrangements.

RANDY CULVER
Washington, D.C. ­ Randy Culver, 53, a longtime Fort Worth resident, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, after a six year battle with ALS. Randy grew up in Burleson and attended Abilene Christian College before starting a career as a home builder in Fort Worth. He later moved to St. Thomas and built commercial buildings and hotels for several years before returning to continue his career in Maryland and North Carolina. In 1997, Randy was diagnosed with ALS. He defied the odds, read hundreds of books, and wrote his own book on ALS using a computer equipped to interpret his eye movements. He was an inspiration to his family and his many friends for his determination and religious convictions. He is survived by wife and angel, Mary Frances Barrick of Washington, D.C. and her very large family; his sons, Andrew of Tampa, Florida and Matthew and wife, Heather, of Fort Worth; three grandchildren; mother, Fay Culver of Burleson; brothers, Jim Culver and wife, Elaine, of Fort Worth, Rick Culver and wife, Beth, of Fort Worth, Mark Culver of Terrell; and sister, Tina Summers and husband, Jim, of Hamilton. Randy was preceded in death by his father, Jack Gordon Culver in 2001. Memorial services will be held at 10 am Friday, July 25 at the First United Methodist Church in Burleson. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to: ALS Association - DC/MD/VA Chapter, 615 S. Frederick Avenue, Suite 308, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877. Online memorials may be viewed at: https://ssl.charity web.net/alsinfo/

ALYSSA MARIE PHILLIPS
Burleson - Alyssa Marie Phillips, a newborn, died Friday, July 18, 2003, at a Fort Worth hospital. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 23 at Laurel Land memorial Park in Fort Worth. Alyssa was born July 18, 2003 in Fort Worth.
She is survived by her mother, Stephanie King of Burleson; father, Cecil P. Phillips of Gautier, Mississippi; grandparents, Rick and Judy Wiggs of Burleson, Paul and Shelleye Phillips of Florence, Mississippi; numerous aunts, uncles, family and friends. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

CHARLEY LEE "CHOCKIE" WHITE
1947-2003
Charley Lee "Chockie" White, 56, of Alvarado, died Sunday, July 13, 2003, at his residence. He was a retired concrete construction business owner. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 17 at 10:00 am at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson/Fort Worth. Pastor Dutch Mann will officiate assisted by David Jameson. Burial will follow at Greenacres Cemetery in Cleburne. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 16 between 6pm and 8pm at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield, Burleson/Fort Worth. Pallbearers are Tim Awtrey, David Awtrey, Johnny Perez, Jimbo Rhodes, Max Rhodes and Casey Breeze. Chockie was born on February 4, 1947, in Atoka, Oklahoma to Ida Mae Hayes White and Albert "Doc" White of Lane, Oklahoma. He married Martha Burnett on September 19, 1964, in Farris, Oklahoma. They soon moved to Burleson. Mr. and Mrs. White resided in Burleson and the surrounding area for more than 30 years where they raised their four children. An avid outdoorsman and sport fisher, Chockie has held various state records over the years. As a professional angler he also worked for ESPN television as the salt water angler on the show, John Fox's Outdoor Adventures in the 1980's. He has been featured in articles in Petersons Magazine and Texas Trophie Hunters. He later became an outdoor guide helping others from around the world get their shot at a Boone & Crockett Deer. Known as "Catfish Charley" he was infamous for the monster-size catfish he would pull from the Brazos River ... the fish fry would soon follow. He loved to entertain, was the life of the party and was always ready to cook out with friends and relatives. Chockie is survived by his wife of 39 years, Martha White; daughters, Cara White of Woodstock, Georgia, Kristie Pettijohn and husband, Mike, of Burleson; sons, Randall "Todd" White and wife, Toni, of Monticello, Georgia, Charley Lee White, Jr. of Alvarado; grandchildren, Colton White, Mitchell Pettijohn and Michael "Mikie" Pettijohn, all of Burleson; sisters, Louella Pryor and husband, Dale, Margie Grimes and husband, Mike, Javona Richey and husband, Larry, Tonya Northum and husband, James; many nieces and nephews; loving church family and many friends. View on-line obituary, offer condolences and sign guest book at www.cpmfuneralhome.com

KATHERINE ROSE MORTON
1914-2003
Burleson - Katherine Rose Morton, 89, a retired bookkeeper, went to meet her Lord on Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at a Cleburne hospital. Funeral services were held Friday, July 18 at Mountain Valley Chapel. Burial was at Skyvue Memorial Gardens in Mansfield. Katherine Rose Morton, a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, was born January 8, 1914, in Dallas, the daughter of Hunter and Viola Humphreys Baker. Katherine was a devout Christian who led many people to the Lord. She taught Sunday School in Waco for many years and always made a point of providing Bibles for those who needed one. She was very proud of having worked in a bomb factory during World War II. Katherine was preceded in death by her first husband, I.B. Blair; her second husband, Walter Morton; a daughter, Gertrude Harrell; son-in-law, Jimmy Harrell; grandson, Andy Blair; and granddaughter, Ofelia Blair. She is survived by her sons, Andy Blair and wife, Rita, of Burleson, Walter Morton and wife, Sandra, of Florida; sister, Dorothy Warburton of Houston; grandchildren, David Blair, Cindy Cook and Katie Spencer; great-grandchildren, Olivia Blair, Megan Blair, Katelyn Blair, Mathew Harrell and Becky Cook. Arrangements were handled by Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson 817-517-5995.

DONALD CLIFTON CARDWELL
1937-2003
Donald Clifton Cardwell, 65, a retired commercial construction superintendent, died Thursday, July 10, 2003, at a Cleburne medical facility. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 12 at Mountain Valley Chapel. Burial was at Shiloh Cemetery in Flower Mound, Texas. Donald C. Cardwell was born August 26, 1937, in Waco, the son of John W. and Lillie Helen Ash Cardwell. He had been a resident of Burleson for two years and was a Baptist. Don enjoyed fishing, loved people and had a special way with kids. He served in the U.S. Army. Don is survived by his wife of 45 years, Velma Cardwell of Burleson; son, Kerry Cardwell of Dallas; stepmother, Nell Cardwell of Wylie; brothers, Johnny Cardwell of Kaufman, Doug Cardwell of Plano, Jay Cardwell of Kearny, Arizona; sisters, Betty Marshall of Farmington, New Mexico, Lenora Trimble of Pittsburg, Missouri, Virginia East of Leavenworth, Kansas; a large extended family and a host of friends. Mountain Valley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

REAGAN LAVELL HUDSON
Reagan Lavell Hudson, infant daughter of Audie and Jessica Hudson, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at a Fort Worth hospital. Reagan was born June 2, 2003 in Weatherford. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 13 at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in Weatherford. Interment was at City Greenwood Cemetery. Reagan is survived by parents, Audie and Jessica Hudson of Weatherford; brothers, Nicholas Garcia and Tyler Hudson; grandparents, James and Amy Moore, George and Deborah Harding, Danny and Dione Hudson, and Carolyn Baxter; great-grandparents, J.F. and Ela Mae Ward, Lloyd and Madelyn Niblett, Dan and Debbie Smith, and Dorothie Harding. Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel of Weatherford was in charge of the arrangements.

MARION "CHUBBY" ROOP
1924-2003
Alvarado -- Marion "Chubby" Roop, 79, a retired Sheet Metal Mechanic, passed away Friday, July 11, 2003, in Temple, Texas. Funeral services were held Monday, July 14 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Mr. Roop was born in Thornberry, Texas to Porter and Leona Roop. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Army Air Corp as a Tail Gunner in the B-17. He received the EAME Medal with eight Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal and a Distinguished Unit Badge with one Oak Leaf Cluster. He flew missions over North Apennines, Northern France, Rome-Arno, Po Valley, Balkans, Normandy, Rhineland and Southern France. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Alvarado and a member of the Huguley Fitness Center. Mr. Roop is survived by son and daughter-in-law, James Marion and Kathi S. Roop of Whitney, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Gwen and Phil Van Cleave of Cameron, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Kathy D. Roop of Rio Vista, Texas; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and brother, Kenneth Roop of Wichita Falls, Texas. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

BOBBIE M. STEPHENS BOHANNON SWENSON
1928-2003
Alvarado -- Bobbie M. Stephens Bohannon Swenson, 74, retired from General Motors, died Saturday, July 12, 2003, at a Fort Worth hospital. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 15 at First Baptist Church in Alvarado with Pastor Wade Taylor officiating. Bobbie Swenson was born September 25, 1928, in Yantis, Wood County, Texas. She moved to Childress after her marriage and lived there for many years. She was married to Jack H. Bohannon, and they had four children. He preceded her in death in 1982. Bobbie was employed by the local newspaper there. She later moved to Fort Worth and began a career with General Motors where she met Holder Swenson. They married in August 1980. She was an active member of First Baptist church of Alvarado and her Sunday School class. She had a great love for her grandchildren. Bobbie was active in many organizations and had a great energy for life itself. She had been ill for several years. Bobbie was also preceded in death by her husband, Holder Swenson; son, Billy Jack Bohannon; brothers, Clyde Stephens, Leroy Stephens and James Stephens; her parents, Claude Stephens and Sally Taylor. She is survived by her children, Nelwyn and Bobby Ward of Memphis, Texas, Nancy and Mike Pennell of Keller, Texas, Carolyn Bohannon of Waco, and Royce Bohannon of Alvarado; sister, Juanita Hadley of Aubrey; ten grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
"M is for the million things she gave me,
O means only that she's growing old,
T is for the tears were shed to save me,
H is for her heart of purest gold,
E is for her eyes with lovelight shining,
R means right and right she'll always be.
Put them all together they spell 'MOTHER',
A word that means the world to me."
The family would appreciate memorials to the Polycystic Kidney Foundation and First Baptist church of Alvarado Building fund. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

RONNIE WADE MILLS
1964-2003
Ronnie Wade Mills went to Heaven on June 13, 2003, in Mississippi. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on July 19 at First Baptist Church in Joshua. Burial will be at Greenacres Memorial Park in Cleburne, next to his mother. Mr. Mills was born September 8, 1964, in Cleburne, the son of Robert W. Mills and Barbara Ann Hayes Mills. He was of Baptist faith. Mr. Mills was preceded in death by his parents, Robert W. Mills and Barbara Ann Mills; three grandfathers, Glen L. Miller and Wayne Mills of Joshua, and Earnest S. Hayes of ElCajon, California; and one aunt, Reta Lanelle Miller. He is survived by two sisters, Lezlie Peterson and Laurie Rader of Florida; his sweetheart, Christie Hyde and her two children of Mississippi; three nieces, Tiffany Campbell, Tabitha and Nicole Bracy; three nephews, Robert Rooney, Michael Bracy and Austin Peters; one great-nephew, Caleb Campbell; two grandmothers, Reta Miller and Freda Mills of Joshua; one uncle, Mickey Miller; two aunts, Linda Hubbard and Barbara Allemand.

ANNIE PRYOR
Joshua--Graveside services for Annie Pryor, 88, of Joshua, were held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 11 at Oakland Cemetery in Weatherford, Texas. Mrs. Pryor, a homemaker, passed away in Whitesboro, Texas Wednesday, July 9, 2003. She was born in Paris, Texas on May 21, 1915. She is survived by sons, P. W. Pryor of Gordonville, Texas, Albert Pryor of Berryville, Arkansas and Lee Pryor of California; daughters, Mary Oakley of Joshua, Betty Botton of Minot, North Dakota and Pat Terry of Mineral Wells; one sister, Marie Blythe of Corsicana; twelve grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements.

JOSHUA JOHN "JOSH" SWINYAR
1922-2003
Memorial services for Joshua John "Josh" Swinyar, 80, of Keene, will be conducted Saturday, July 12 at 3:00 p.m. at the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor Max Barton will officiate. Burial will be at Keene Memorial Park in Keene. Mr. Swinyar died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, in Fort Worth. He was born July 19, 1922, in Detroit, Michigan, to Boza Swinyar and Marie Marcovich Swinyar. He married Ruth E. Newman on May 3, 1942, in Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Swinyar was a member of the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church and was a minister for 35 years. He was principal at the Keene High School for five years and was in educational work for 15 years. He loved music, singing and working with young people. Mr. Swinyar was a loving husband, father and grandfather who had a great sense of humor and was very loved. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Mr. Swinyar is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ruth E. Swinyar of Keene; son, Pastor David Swinyar and wife, Donna, of Jacksonville, Florida and Daniel John Swinyar and wife, Rosa, of Fort Worth; daughter, Rebecca Patten of San Diego, California; six grandchildren, David Swinyar, Diane Cverkas, D.J. Swinyar, Ami Marie Swinyar, Jennifer Patten and Nick Patten. Condolences to the family may be e-mailed to: cleburnefh@funeralhmtx.com Cleburne Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LOYD GLENN CARTER
Loyd Glenn Carter, 69, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2003, at a local hospital. He was a retired quality control inspector, and a retired Burleson police officer and Assistant Fire Chief. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Wednesday, July 9 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Burleson. Pastor Tommy Briggs of the Restoration Church in Euless, will officiate Burial will be at Burleson Memorial Cemetery. Loyd was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, three brothers and one grandson. He is survived by his wife, Beckie; daughter, Glenna Kerr and husband, Billy; son, Donald Carter and wife, Carol; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Ann Eftink and husband, Joe, of Oran, Missouri; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The pallbearers for Mr. Carter's funeral service are Bob Douglas, Johnny Crawford, Glenn Elders, Lamond Yates, Liston Bryant, and Tommy Foster. Laurel Land Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JEFF PARNELL
1957-2003
Crowley - Jeff Parnell, 46, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2003, at his home in Crowley. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 at Hallmark Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Burial will immediately follow at Laurel Land of Fort Worth. Jeff was born May 5, 1957, in Fort Worth. He graduated from Southwest High School in 1975. Jeff married his high school sweetheart, Becky Urbanovsky, on August 7, 1976. They were blessed with a daughter, Leah Renee, on December 14, 1984. His hobbies included the outdoors, hunting, race cars, horses and cattle. Prior to his illness he was employed by Burley Fence Company in Burleson. Jeff is survived by his wife of 27 years, Becky Parnell, and daughter, Leah, of Crowley; mother, Joy Reed for Fort Worth; father, J.K. Parnell and wife, Elinor, and brother, Wes Parnell, all of Arlington; mother-in-law, Lillie Urbanovsky of West, Texas; grandmother, Vallie Parnell of Kaufman, Texas; numerous aunts, uncles, in-laws, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kidds Kids, 220 E. Las Colinas, Suite C-210, Irving, Texas 75039. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements.

JUANITA GOODWIN DICKEY TEAFF
Juanita Goodwin Dickey Teaff, 95, of Orange, Texas, died Monday, June 30, 2003, at Green Acres Nursing Home in Baytown, Texas. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 3 at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City, Texas. Reverend Keith Royal, pastor of Winfree Baptist Church, officiated. Entombment followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Port Arthur, Texas. A native of Beaumont, Texas, Mrs. Teaff had lived in orange since 1946. She was a homemaker and a member of Winfree Baptist Church.. Preceded in death by her husbands, Lonnie H. Dickey and Arthur L. Teaff, Sr., she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Lonnie and Norma Dickey of Baytown; stepdaughters, Saralyn Winn of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and LaLee Igo of Midland; stepson, A.L. Teaff, Jr. of Burleson; four grandchildren, Bridgitt Ayers and her husband, Ben, of Houston, Lonnie H. Dickey and his wife, Terri, of Austin, L. Craig Dickey and his wife, Diane, of Baytown, and Sherri Dickey of Baytown; eight great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by nine step-grandchildren; 20 step-great-grandchildren; two nephews; and three nieces. Claybar Funeral Home of Bridge City, Texas was in charge of arrangements.

MARTHA (MARTY) METHENY
1938-2003
Marty Metheny, retired RN and longtime Burleson community volunteer, passed away Monday, June 30, 2003, at a local hospice. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 at St. Matthews Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Marty is survived by her husband, Bob Metheny of Burleson; daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Bill Patterson, and their children, Claire and Libby Knight, Will, Walker and Ann Patterson, all of Denton; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Rene Metheny, and their children, Austin and Shelbi Metheny, all of Hurst; son, Chris Metheny and his daughter, Skyler, of Chattanooga, Tennessee; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Barbara Westbrook, and their children, Amy, Carrie and Evan Westbrook, all of Clayton, Georgia; sister, Vickie Westbrook of Atlanta, Georgia; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Memorials may be sent to the St. Matthews Bell Tower fund at St. Matthews Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

NETTIE WOOLEY TIMMONS
BURLESON ­ Nettie Wooley Timmons, 89, a retired supervisor, passed away Monday, June 30, 2003 at her residence. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, July 3 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home Chapel, Cleburne. Dr. Terry Williams will officiate. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne. Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, July 2 at the funeral home. Nettie Wooley Timmons was born in Lott, Texas on December 21, 1913. She was a supervisor for Walls Manufacturing for 28 years. She was a member of the Boulevard Baptist Church in Burleson and the area Senior Citizen Centers. Mrs. Timmons was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Timmons, Sr. in 1969; her son, Carl Timmons, Jr. in 1995; grandson, Cris Timmons in 1955; and her second husband, W.W. Clymer in 1978. She is survived by her granddaughter, Pam Johnson of Burleson; grandson, Kevin Timmons of Dublin; grandson, Jeff Timmons of Wills Point; great grandchildren, Derek Johnson, Dylan Johnson, Jared Timmons, Chad Timmons, Molly Timmons and Carl Timmons. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne is in charge of arrangements.

BETTY MC ALISTER
Keene--Betty McAlister, 68, a homemaker, died Friday, June 27, 2003, at her residence. Funeral services are not scheduled. Betty married Louis W. McAlister on April 17, 1945, in Reading, PA. She enjoyed making ceramics and gardening. She is survived by her husband, Louis W. McAlister of Keene; daughter, Ann Lewis and husband, Larry of Alvarado; son, Steven L. McAlister and wife, Chrystal of Joshua; brother, Robert D. Bossler of Reading, PA.; grandsons, Nathaniel Lewis, Philip Lewis and William Pilcher. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

LOIS NADINE BRADSHAW
Joshua - Lois Nadine Bradshaw, 88, a homemaker, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at a Dallas hospital. A private funeral service is being held. Burial will be at a later date in Kansas. Mrs. Bradshaw was preceded in death by her husband, Arlo Bradshaw. She is survived by her son, Robert Bradshaw and wife, Jennifer, of Palmer, Alaska; daughter, Donna Lewis and husband, Curtis, of Joshua; brother, Melvin Chambers of Tulsa, Oklahoma; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. The family would appreciate memorials to the Joshua Fire Department. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

DR. WILLIAM ARTHUR MC KAY
1935-2003
Cleburne ­ Memorial services for Dr. William Arthur McKay, 67, will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 28 at the Joshua Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor Ron Halvorsen, Jr., Pastor Terry St. Clair, and Pastor Tom Patzer will officiate. Dr. McKay passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2003, in Fort Worth. He was born November 24, 1935, in Auburn, Washington to William Arthur McKay and Miriam Wilson McKay. He married Ann MacIsaac on August 20, 1961, in Portland, Oregon. Dr. McKay served his country in the United States Army. He was a retired orthopedic surgeon and a member of the Joshua Seventh-day Adventist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ann McKay of Cleburne; son, Darrell E. McKay and wife, Cyndi, of San Antonio; daughter, Felicia Weever and husband, Grant, of McKinney; sisters, Iris Joy Bradley of Applegate, Oregon, and June Shaffer of Grants Pass, Oregon; brother, Robert McKay of Kent, Washington; grandchildren, Joseph McKay, Zackry McKay, Jordan McKay, Ryan McKay, Kyle McKay, Cameron Weever, and Caleb Weever; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ted Eberly. Memorials may be made to the Joshua Adventist Middle School (JAMS) at P.O. Box 329, Joshua, Texas 76058, American Diabetes Association or charity of choice. Condolences may be emailed to the family at rosserfh@swbell.net. Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne is in charge of arrangements.

JAMES BENJAMIN WATSON
FORT WORTH -- James Benjamin Watson "Jim Ben," 74, died early Thursday, June 19, 2003, in Fort Worth from pneumonia. Funeral services were held Monday, June 23 at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. Burial was at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. For years, Jim Ben Watson coached in several towns in North Texas, including this one. To this day, the Watsons receive calls from former players calling to say how Coach Watson had an impact on them and had a positive influence on their lives. Jim Ben served in the Navy in the early 1950s after graduating from Texas Wesleyan College with a master's degree. He played football at Hill Junior College, Baylor University and Abilene Christian University, where he graduated with a bachelor of science degree. Jim Ben then went on to coaching and had a long career dedicated to shaping young lives. He mentored players and students to be the best at whatever choice they make in life. He retired from teaching and coaching in the early 1990s. After retirement, he and wife Joan traveled the world. Traveling was a passion of Jim Ben's, and he had so many favorite places including those with historical significance. The Watsons spent much of their time in St. Thomas, where Jim Ben was stationed for a time during his service. Another passion of his was history and especially the Civil War. Jim Ben was an expert on all facts pertaining to the Civil War and taught his students the importance of understanding what our forefathers went through. It was amazing to anyone how much he knew and understood about the war. Jim Ben influenced so many lives. He will be missed. Jim Ben was preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia Ann. He is survived by his wife, Joan; sons, Scott and wife, Wendy, and Mark and wife, Cherith; and brother, William Martin Watson, Jr. Memorials: Should friends desire, memorials may be given to James L. West Alzheimers Center, 1111 Summit Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

ANNA M. WOMBLE
1914-2003
Anna M. Womble, 88, of Burleson and formerly of Lueders, died Saturday, June 21, 2003, in Burleson. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 24 at the Ellis Funeral Home Chapel in Midland, Texas. The Reverend Dan Hockemeyer officiated. Burial was at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland. Mrs. Womble was born November 8, 1914, in Molton, Alabama to James and Laura Landers. She married John T. Womble in 1934 in Menard, Texas. He preceded her in death in 1995. She was a homemaker and worked in food service for the Midland Independent School System for several years. She had lived in Midland since 1949, moving to Lueders in 1994 and to Burleson in 2001. She was a member of the Kelview Heights Baptist Church in Midland since the early 60's. Mrs. Womble is survived by sons, Johnny Hilton Womble of Lueders, Bennie Louis Womble of Midland, Archie Wayne Womble of San Rafael, California, Donald Ray Womble of Burleson; sister, Mary Alice McInturff of Levelland, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Tankersley Funeral Home of Stamford, Texas was in charge of arrangements.

JERRE ANN YARBROUGH
Jerre Ann Yarbrough, 55, of Burleson, passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2003, surrounded by her family at home. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 pm, Wednesday, June 25 at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel. Reverend Gary Whitbeck will officiate. Burial will be at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel. Mrs. Yarbrough was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Burleson. She is preceded in death by her infant son, Brian Scott Yarbrough; and her brother, Clifford Lowry. She is survived by her husband, T. Ray Yarbrough; daughter, Brandi Kellison and husband, James; parents, Al & Martha Lowry; sisters, Cindy Arthur and husband, Troy, and Pam Bridges; nephews, Jason Haden, Jeremy Haden and wife, Mandy; and niece, Mindy Arthur. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Hospice of Texas, American Heart Association, or American Cancer Society. Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home of Colleyville is in charge of arrangements.

VERBENA VALENTINE REED
February 14, 1921 - June 20, 2003
Verbena Valentine (Boatman) Reed of Fort Worth, Texas died peacefully Friday, June 20, 2003, after a short, courageous battle with a brain tumor. Verbena, a long time resident of Fort Worth, was born in Gowen, Oklahoma on February 14, 1921. She was preceded in death by her father William Milburn Boatman; mother Virgie Ella (Kimbrough) Boatman; sister Joyce Pegg (Allen, Oklahoma); husband, Glade C. Reed, an engineer who worked for Thomas Conveyer Company in Burleson; and an infant son Johnny Clyde Taylor. For many years Verbena enjoyed a successful career as the owner of Verbena Reed Realty. In her retirement years, she was the happiest when playing scrabble with her family. She especially loved baking plenty of homemade cookies, pies and cakes for family gatherings. Verbena is survived by her brother, William Clyde Boatman, wife Lila of Carmichael, California, and three sons and their families: son Milburn Taylor, wife Ruth and grandson, Treg and wife Stephanie, and grandson John, all of Austin, Texas; son Bruce Taylor, wife Judy of Granbury, Texas, granddaughter Carrie Ann and husband James Jackson, great-grandson Tyler and expected twin great-grandsons, Matthew and Keith of Point Mugu Naval Air Station, California; and grandson Jason, wife Stacey, and great-granddaughter Madison of Burleson, Texas; and son Clifford Wheeler, Jr. (Rusty) and wife Shirley of Galveston, Texas. Verbena will be forever cherished and remembered by her family. The family wishes to express heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the staff at the Emery J. Lilge Hospice House for their loving support of Verbena and her family. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Verbena Reed and sent to the Community Hospice of Texas, 301 Medpark Circle, Burleson, Texas 76028, (817) 615-2150. A graveside service will take place at 11:15 June 23, 2003 at Laurel Land Memorial Park located at 7100 Crowley Road, Fort Worth, Texas. Arrangements by Biggers Funeral Home, 7139 Jacksboro Highway, Fort Worth, Texas 76135, (817) 237-3341.

CHARLES R. MOORE
1934-2003
Burleson-- Charles R. Moore, 69, a retired dispatcher for Bell Helicopter, passed away Monday, June 16, 2003, in Fort Worth. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 19 at Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Charles was a member of Kingswood United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Navy, was a volunteer at the Harvest House of Burleson, a member of Burleson Masonic Lodge and a Shriner. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Jesse Moore; brothers, George and Bill Moore; and a sister, Jan Towers. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Joyce Moore of Burleson; daughters, Cindy Maul and husband, Roy, of Whitney, Trina Guiliani of Burleson, Misty Miller and husband, Si, of Joshua; brother, Perry Moore and wife, Nina, of Calhoun, Georgia; and grandchildren, Troy, Brittany, Brandy, Tony, Shay and Chris. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

HAZEL ANN JACOBS PRIBBLE
1938-2003
Crowley - Hazel Ann Jacobs Pribble, 65, a retired business manager for Ophthalmology Associates of Fort Worth, died Tuesday, June 17, 2003, in Fort Worth. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 19, 2003, at Mountain Valley Funeral Home. Burial was at Skyvue Memorial Gardens in Mansfield. Hazel was born on January 5, 1938, in Hillsboro. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Burleson and was known as the little woman with the big mouth, as she loved to sing. Hazel is survived by her husband, Billy Pribble of Crowley; sons, Jerry Hensley and wife, Carolyn, of Crowley, Jay Hensley and wife, Rita, of Joshua, Jeff Hensley and wife, Cindy, of Burleson; daughter, Debra Mullins of Crowley; grandchildren, Tammie, Christie, Jaelynne, Jeremy, Amber, Jamie, Lindsey and Joey; great-grandchildren, Corey, Brandon and Colten; and many nieces and nephews. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

ROBERT D. "BOB" BANDY
1933-2003
Burleson - Robert D. "Bob" Bandy, 69, passed away at home under Universal hospice care on June 12, 2003. Graveside services were held Saturday, June 14 at Marystown Cemetery in Joshua. Bob was born to Robert C. Bandy and Lavena Mc Mennamy Bandy on September 15, 1933, in Bono, Texas. He graduated from Joshua High School. Go Owls! "53 Forever." Bob, a Disabled Veteran, served in the U.S. Army as a Firepanel Operator for Nike Missile guarding Washington, D.C. He then worked 27 years at Foremost Dairies as a Refrigeration Mechanic. After retirement, Bob had a hobby-turned-business, "Bob's Wood and Glass." Bob is survived by his wife of 50 years, Nellie Ware Bandy; sons, Clark Bandy and wife, Brenda, of Joshua, Jerry Bandy and wife, Pamela, of Watauga; grandsons, Dakota and Tory; granddaughter, Makayla Grace; brothers, Lynn Bandy of Burleson, Don Bandy and wife, Judy, of Joshua; sister-in-law, Nona Bandy of Cleburne; six nephews; and three nieces. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

MARY LONA STREALY
1916-2003
Joshua - Mary L. Strealy, 86, a retired beauty salon owner and operator, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at a local hospice house. Graveside services were held Friday, June 13 at Marystown Cemetery. Mary Strealy was born December 27, 1916, in Egan, Texas, the daughter of Walter and Bessie Yates Bandy. She had been a lifelong resident of Joshua and was a Baptist. She owned and operated Mary's Beauty Shop in Joshua for over 30 years. Mary Strealy is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Brashears of Saginaw; sons, Jim Strealy and wife, Brenda, of Burleson, Walter Strealy and wife, Roxanne, of Lacassina, Louisiana; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

DORA L. TAYLOR
1936-2003
FORT WORTH -- Dora L. Taylor, 66, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Monday, June 16, 2003, in Fort Worth. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 19 at Greenwood Chapel. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Dora was born September 23, 1936, in Mt. Claire, West Virginia. She worked as a waitress at the Blackstone Hotel in the 1960's. She supported the Cancer Society and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She was a dedicated homemaker and always provided for her family. She will be greatly missed. Dora is survived by her husband, Charles Taylor; daughters, Carmen Jill Trebing and husband, Ronald, Angela Christy Wright and husband, Larry, and Deborah Tracie Boles; sister, Dorotha Gladden and husband, Buck; grandchildren, Matthew Trebing, Taylor Wallace, Rachael Trebing, Adam Trebing, Danielle, Chad and Justin Wright; two nieces; two nephews; and her faithful companion, Sugar. Greenwood Funeral Homeof Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements.

EDITH DAVIS YOUNG
1907-2003
FORT WORTH -- Edith Davis Young, 95, a loving mother, grandmother and aunt, passed away Friday, June 13, 2003, in Fort Worth. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 18 in Greenwood Chapel. Brother Sid Newton will officiate. Burial will be at Forest Hill Historical Cemetery. Edith Davis Young was born June 27, 1907, in Egan. She was raised and educated in that area. She moved to Fort Worth when she was 18 and worked for 23 years in numerous drug stores, managing the Hilton Hotel Drug for 10 years. She was a member of Faith Baptist Temple. Edith loved her family, her church family and her gardens. Edith was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Doris Geneil Young; three sisters; and one brother. She is survivors by daughter, JoAnn Young Kincaid; granddaughter, Jodie Kay Watkins; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements.

LARRY GLEN BRYANT
1945-2003
Joshua - Larry Glen Bryant, 57, a self-employed carpenter, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, at his residence. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 11 at Mountain Valley Chapel. Larry Glen Bryant was born November 29, 1945, in Fort Worth, the son of Elbert Floyd and Mary Ethel Cribbs Bryant. He had been a resident of Joshua for five years. He enjoyed horseback riding. Mr. Bryant is survived by his wife, Jodi Bryant of Joshua; sons, Larry Bryant and wife, Shannon, of Granbury, Chris Bryant and wife, Renee, of White Settlement, Tommy Bryant and wife, Bonnie, of Mansfield; brothers, Buddy Bryant of Joshua and Joe Bryant of Lake Buchanan; sister, Mary Hawkins of Itasca; and six grandchildren. The family would appreciate memorials to the American Cancer Society. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

ESTHER TREVINO
1917-2003
Keene-- Funeral services for Esther Trevino, 85, of Keene were held Saturday June 7 at the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church. Burial was at Keene Memorial Park. Mrs. Trevino, a homemaker, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2003, in a Fort Worth hospital. She was born June 23, 1917, in Mexico. She married Max E. Trevino on July 30, 1939, in Mexico City, Mexico. He preceded her in death on March 15, 2003. She is survived by one son, Max A. Trevino of Burleson; two daughters, Nellie Trevino of Keene and Aida Roy of Boston, Massachusetts; five grandchildren, Jason Trevino, Andrea Cheneweth, Lisa Davis, Cheri Wemmer and Rob Roy; and four great-grandchildren; Memorials may be made to the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church, 114 N. Fairview, Keene, Texas, 76059. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements.


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