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Miscellaneous Johnson County, Texas Obituaries


ETHEL CHISUM
1924-2004
Ethel Chisum, 80, of Burleson passed away Sunday, July 18, 2004, in Frankston, Texas nursing center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 24 at Eubanks Funeral Home in Canton. Burial will be at Haven of Memories in Canton. Visitation is 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Chisum was born June 6, 1924, in Edgewood, Texas. She was a telephone operator with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, retired after 31 years. She was a Methodist and lived in Burleson over 40 years. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, her family was her life. She loved baking cakes for her family, and enjoyed fishing and working with her flowers. Mrs. Chisum was preceded in death by her eldest grandson, Robert Foster, Sgt. 1st Class E-7, while serving under "Enduring Freedom" in 2002. He was a former Burleson resident. She is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Meals of Burleson, Barbara Starnes of Flint, Texas, and Sandra Thompson of Burleson; four living grandchildren, Mike Foster, Tim Gillum M.D., Camay Thompson Justice, and Bradley Meals, all formerly of Burleson; six great-grandchildren; 12 stepgreat-grandchildren; and many other family members and friends. Eubanks Funeral Home of Canton is in charge of arrangements.

JOSEPH WILLIAM HAGBERG
Burleson - Joseph William Hagberg, 44, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2004, at a Fort Worth hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 21 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Burleson. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday; and the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Baumgardner Funeral Home in Crowley. While on a daddy-daughter date with his daughter Summer at a movie theater, Joe peacefully returned home to live with his Father in Heaven. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father and friend. He gave tirelessly to those around him. Joe was involved in many church activities and served a 2 year mission in England for his church. He was an Eagle Scout and enjoyed his father-son activities. Joe graduated from DBU with a MBA and worked for the U.S. Department of Treasury for the past ten years. Joe enjoyed his weekly dates with his wife and spending time with his children. He will be dearly missed by those he left behind. He always reassured us that we are an "eternal family" and one day we will all meet again at our celestial spot. Joe is survived by wife, Janet Ann Hagberg, son, Joseph William Hagberg, II; daughters, Candace Frandsen and husband, Brett, Summer Hagberg and Journey Hagberg; parents, Carl and Darlene Hagberg; brothers, Dana Clark, Donald Hagberg, Carl Hagbert, Jr., Ed Hagberg and John Hagberg; sisters, Alice Gentry, Deann Hastings, Connie Stromberg, Joycelynn Hagberg, Camille Burlingame, Mary Isaacson and Caron Wilson; and many other family members including aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends. Baumgarder Funeral Home, Crowley is in charge of arrangements. 817-297-1116

SHEILA LYNN (HUDNALL) MILLIKAN
Atoka, OK: Sheila Lynn (Hudnall) Millikan, 53, passed away Thurs., July 15, 2004, at Atoka Memorial Hospital. Services were held Sat., July 17 at Lane Baptist Church. Raymond Humphrey officiated. Additional service was held Mon., July 19 at First Baptist Church, Belton. Interment was at North Belton Cemetery. Dr. Leroy Kemp officiated. Sheila was born July 12, 1951, to Shelly Clayton and Mary Loy (Freeman) Hudnall in Longview. She attended and graduated from Odessa High School and attended Odessa College for 2 years. She married Rob G. Millikan on March 18, 1972, in Odessa. She was a receptionist/secretary for the Physical Therapy Dept. at Memorial Southwest Hospital in Houston. She made stained glass on contract and was a professional calligrapher. She was a member of the Lane Baptist Church and a Mission Service Corp volunteer with the Southern Baptist Convention. Sheila is survived by her husband, Rob Millikan of Atoka; children, Justin Millikan and wife, Tabitha, of Round Rock, and Melissa Bell and husband, Stanley, of Flint, Tx; grandson, Joshua Ryan Millikan of Round Rock; parents, Shelly and Mary Loy Hudnall of Jacksonville, Tx; sister, Carol Maxwell and husband, Kenneth, of Odessa; brothers, David Hudnall and wife, Donna, of Jacksonville, Tx, and Don Hudnall and wife, Angie, of Frisco; father and mother-in-law, Bob and Peggy Millikan of Temple; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and many very dear and loved friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Sheila L. Millikan Memorial Fund at the Ameristate Bank or Brown's Funeral Service. Services under the direction of Brown's Funeral Service.

JOHNNY JAMES "JJ" YALE
Decordova -- Johnny James "JJ" Yale, 57, a retired Fort Worth Police Officer, went home to be with our Lord on July 13, 2004, after a courageous battle with cancer. A celebration of his life was held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 16 at the University Christian Church located at the intersection of South University and West Cantey. Burial was at Acton Cemetery in Acton, Texas. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. Pallbearers were David Loftis, Paul Jwanowski, Jamie Johnson, Mel Thomas, Dennis Timmons and John Plisko. Honorary pallbearers were Curt Brannan, Dan Bianucci, Travis Matthews, Jim Ashworth, Roy Harmon, Tom McGaha, John Carter, Irvy Garcia, Ross Bailey, Julian Estorga and Alan Barker. JJ was born September 13, 1946, in Fort Worth, to Kelsey and Johnnie Laverne Yale. He started working at age 10, throwing papers for the Star-Telegram. One of his prized possessions is a letter from Ben Hogan, thanking him for always "porching" his paper. JJ will be eulogized in the same church as Mr. Hogan. In August of 1966, JJ was lured into the newly created cadet program of the Fort Worth Police Department. Along with Eddie Lee, they were the first cadets to transfer into the Police Academy and graduated in November of 1967. JJ spent almost 30 years with the Fort Worth Police Department, his last 15 as a detective. In 1987 he was named "Detective of the Year". He was very proud and extremely honored to be a police officer here in Fort Worth. JJ began working off duty at TCU in 1969 at the football games. He continued doing so until his retirement from Fort Worth in May, 1994. So naturally, he went to work for TCU as their Director of Athletic Security and their first detective. JJ, along with one other officer, always traveled with the football team on away games, taking care of "Fort Worth's Team". He saw 144 straight home and away football games, 279 total football games, several hundred men's and women's basketball games along with baseball, volleyball, tennis and soccer. He has worked with some of the best coaches and staffs in the country and made lifelong friendships along the way. They truly were his "other family" and he did indeed "Bleed Purple". To all the students and athletes JJ has helped and known over the years, he was blessed to be a part of your lives. JJ was an avid golfer and in his younger years played many softball games. JJ was married to Judi, his "Angel without Wings", for 25 years and they are members of the Acton United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and an aunt, Alice Higgs. JJ is survived by his wife, Judi; son, Gilbert Molinar III and wife, Windi, of Burleson; daughters, Tammi Rene Robinson and husband, Don, of Fort Worth, Bedy Hommel and husband, Jason, of Conroe, and Sherri Cassidy of Burleson; grandchildren, Courtney, Jeremy, Tasha, Hunter, Cody, Colby, Megan, Clayton, Haleigh, Kelsey and Ashley; aunt, Nora Lee James and cousin Richard James of Amarillo; and all of his FWPD and TCU family. JJ was a loving husband, daddy, Papa and friend and he will be missed dearly. Goodbye Dear One, till we meet again, we love you. In lieu of flowers a scholarship fund has been set up in his name: JJ Yale Scholarship Fund, c/o Davis Babb, TCU Box 297620, Fort Worth, Texas 76129. Wiley Funeral Home of Granbury was in charge of arrangements. 817-573-3000

ETHEL ELNORA BRIGGS
Ethel Elnora Briggs, 78, of Burleson died Friday, July 9, 2004 in Burleson after a period of illness. Funeral services are set for 12:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Bur-leson. Graveside services will be at 6:30 P.M. at Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Madinsonville, Texas. Mrs. Briggs was born July 7, 1926 in San Saba, Texas as Ethel Elnora Ledbetter to Francis Marion and Ola Ernestine Ledbetter. She was widowed in 1955 at the death of her first husband, Joseph Fels Bush. She remarried in 1961 to Vilas Wilmer Briggs. She loved to garden, paint, and make stained glass. In her later years, she and Vilas volunteered for years at Huguley Memorial Hospital until shortly before his death December 28, 1997. She continued to volunteer until she became ill in 2000. She was a member of Kingswood United Methodist Church in Burleson. Ethel is survived by her son Joseph Fels Bush, Jr., and his wife, Georgeanne; sister, Virginia Dare Killough; brother, Thomas Neal Ledbetter; and three grandchildren, Tabitha Christi, Jessica Anne, and Joseph Wilmer Bush. In Lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in her name to the building fund for Kingswood United Methodist Church or to Emery J. Lilge House-Community Hospice of Texas at Huguley. J.M. Day Funeral Home in Madisonville is handling arrangements. 936-348-2621

GEORGE KLEPPER HEFFNER
George Klepper Heffner, 77, retired USAF and a retired Bell Helicopter aircraft mechanic, passed away Thursday, July 8, 2004, surrounded by his family at Huguley Hospice in Ft. Worth. Services were held Monday, July 12 at the First United Methodist Church of Alvarado. Burial, with full military honors, was held at the Bethany Rest Cemetery in Alvarado. George was born on June 23, 1927, in Lock Haven, PA, to Thomas Forrester and Violet Klepper Heffner. He joined the United States Air Force in 1945, and while stationed at Carswell AFB, he met his wife, Dorothy Dell Wilson of Dublin. Married in Ft. Worth on April 4, 1953, they had five children: Debbie (Samantha), Scooter, Bobby, Danny and Haven. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. Poppa George was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and teacher to those he loved. A simple man, he lived by simple rules. Family was of utmost importance to Dad, and until the end he continued to make his family his priority. When Dad could talk, his very first request coming out of a week-long semi-comatose state was to his children asking them to take care of their mother - just as he had done through 51 years of marriage. His love for her was only matched by his love for his children. And Dad showed the same kind of commitment and love to God, his country and his community. Through his actions, generosity and teachings, his legacy will continue through his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. George was preceded in death by his beloved son, Danny Heffner, in 1977; and brothers, Tom and Tim Heffner. Survivors include: wife, Dorothy Dell Heffner of Alvarado; daughter, Samantha Stroud and husband, Kirk, of North Richland Hills; son, Scooter Heffner and wife, Diane, of Alvarado; son, Bobby Heffner and wife, Tracy, of Alvarado; daughter, Haven Isclaw and husband, Jimmy, of Alvarado; eight grandchildren: Shayne Ferguson, Stoney and Shane Stroud, Taylor and Drew Heffner, Meghan Miller, and Jax and Brey Isclaw; five great-grandchildren; sister, Ann Stowe of Wimberly; brothers, Pete Heffner of Richardson and Bob Heffner of Houston; and a host of other family members and friends. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the following: Bethany Rest Cemetery Association, 1824 Woodview Dr., Alvarado, Tx 76009; Helping Hands Building Fund, c/o FUMC, PO Box 364, Alvarado, TX 76009; or First United Methodist Church, PO Box 364, Alvarado, TX 76009. Clayton Kay-Vaughan Funeral Home in Alvarado handled the arrangements. 817-790-3311

MARY ADRA WANSLEY RODIECK
BURLESON -- Mary Adra Wansley Rodieck, 87, a retired Nurse, entered the house of the Lord on Thursday, July 8, 2004 at a local hospital. Funeral services were held Monday at The First United Methodist Church, Burleson. Burial was at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Adra was born in Lindale, Texas on August 22, 1916 to John Andrew Wansley and Pearl Newberry Wansley. Her family moved to Fort Worth, and she graduated from Poly High School. She married her husband Frank Rodieck, Sr., in 1936, and they resided in Rolling Hills. Adra retired from Nursing at Harris Methodist Hospital. She lived in Burleson for 35 years and was a member of The First United Methodist Church of Burleson. Adra enjoyed fellowship with friends, watching Texas Rangers Baseball and the Dallas Mavericks basketball. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Rodieck, Sr.; son, Frank Rodieck, Jr.; her parents; two sisters; one brother. Survivors: Grandchildren, Raeanna Rodieck Shetron & husband Dave of Burleson, Mariah Rodieck of Corpus Christi, Davin Mitchell & Sarah Mitchell of Fort Worth; great-grandchildren, Haevyn & Ryland Mitchell of Fort Worth; sister, Celestine Evans of Fort Worth; daughter-in-law, Susan Rodieck of Corpus Christi; numerous nieces and nephews. Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements

MARGARET HELEN MARTIN
CLEBURNE -- Margaret Helen Martin, 81, a loving wife and friend, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at a local hospital. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 10 at Hallmark Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Margaret was a faithful, loving Christian lady in every sense of the word. She loved people, and they loved her. Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Eva Mae Cure; and two brothers, Harry Cure and J.W. Cure. She is survived by her faithful husband of 57 years, John Martin of Cleburne; brother, Bobby Cure and wife, Marie, of Fort Worth; sisters, Annie Lee Reynolds and husband, Eugene, of Crowley and Mary Crumpton and husband, Jerry, of Cleburne; and many nephews, nieces and loving friends, especially those at Hallmark Baptist Church. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled arrangements.(817) 293-1350

MARY OTHELLA PENN
BURLESON-Mary Othella Penn, 81, is at rest with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Wednesday, July 7, 2004. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 12 at Greenwood Chapel. Burial is at 11:30 a.m. at Fall Creek Cemetery, Acton, Texas. Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in Greenwood Funeral Home. Mary was born Oct. 29, 1922, in Lipan. She worked with children and later with the elderly. She was a caregiver who had a heart of gold. Mary would always meet you with an open heart and open arms. She was an awesome grandmother, always willing to do anything for her kids and never forgot a birthday. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Penn; and son, Rudy Penn. She is survived by daughter, Judy Penn and husband, Paul, of Burleson; son, Timothy Penn and wife, Suzanne, of San Antonio; daughter-in-law, Linda Penn of Fort Worth; sister, June Moore and husband, Hoyt, of Granbury; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and her Trinity Mission family and friends of Burleson. Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements. 817-336-0584

FLOYD CARL DAVIS
1934-2004
Floyd Carl Davis, 70, passed away June 30, 2004. He was born May 23, 1934, in Nocona, Texas. Interment was Friday, July 9 at Lakeland Hills in the Hill Country. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by sisters, Jean Dickerson and her husband, Charles, Doris Palmer and her husband, Jim, Cindy Seago and her husband, Don; as well as numerous family members and friends. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson 817-426-3200

P.J. "JOEY" CRAWFORD, JR.
BURLESON -- P.J. "Joey" Crawford, Jr., 48, a loving, dedicated husband, father, grandfather and son, died Saturday, July 3, 2004, in Dallas. He was a supervisor for the City of Everman. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday July 7 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Burial was at Brazos Point Cemetery. Visitation was 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Phirman Joseph Crawford, Jr. was born September 5, 1955, in Cleburne to Phirman and Shirley Lee Crawford. He married Leitha Evans on June 11, 1976, in Cleburne. He was an avid Rangers and Cowboy fan and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Cleburne. He fulfilled his dream of walking his daughter down the aisle and getting to see the birth of his grandchild. Mr. Crawford is survived by his wife, Leitha Crawford of Burleson; son, Jarrod Crawford of Cleburne; daughter, Alicia Reyna and husband, Rodney, of Crowley; parents, Phirman Joseph, Sr. and Shirley Lee Crawford of Cleburne; brother, Keyo Crawford and wife, Cathy, of Cleburne; sisters, Bambie Trotty of Fort Worth, Tanya Crawford of Cleburne; grandchild, Addison "Addy" Reyna of Crowley; several nieces, nephews, and many other friends and family members. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled arrangements. 817-426-3200

ARCHIE DOYE BROWN
1920-2002
Archie Doye Brown, a Burleson resident for over 75 years, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2004, in Houston. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, June 7 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was 6:30-8:00 pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Brown was born June 10, 1920, in Keller. He married Helen Teague Brown on April 22, 1943. He retired from Monroe Business Machine Company after 35 years of service. He was an Army Veteran, serving with the 90th Division 358th Infantry and the D-Day Invasion. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was a Disabled American Veteran Life Member, VFW Post 9299 Member, and a member of First Baptist Church for 70 years. Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, Helen Brown of Houston, formerly of Burleson; daughters, Darla Rich of Irving, Debbie Smith and husband, Curtis, of Missouri City, Texas; granddaughter, Hallye Smith of Fort Worth; and grandson, Cuyler Smith of Aliso Viejo, California. The family wishes to thank St. Dominic's Village and VITAS Hospice Care of Houston for their loving care of "Poppey". Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson was in charge of arrangements. 817-517-5995

IVRELLE "GARNY" HARRIS MOWDY
Fort Worth - Ivrelle "Garny" Harris Mowdy, 76, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2004, in Fort Worth. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, July 2 at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Burial was at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Mrs. Mowdy was born Aug. 9, 1927, in Atoka, Okla., the youngest of seven siblings. At the age of 18 she married and devoted her life to Charles David Mowdy. Ten months since his passing, she now joins her husband in heaven. Their marriage was one full of life, happiness and admired by all. Garny blessed her family with abundant love, kindness, wisdom, faith and dedication. The heavy sorrow imprinted by her passing is lightened by the knowledge that she has been reunited with her love. Mrs. Mowdy was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; sisters, Flossie Lohden and Elma Clark; and brothers, Frank, James, Richard and Herald Harris. She us survived by daughter, Roxanne Modge of Fort Worth; granddaughters, Lara Gillespie of Burleson, Michelle Taft of Burleson and Caresse Modge-Traynor of Arlington; grandsons, Stephen Taft and Bart Gillespie; and great-grandchildren, Ashlynn, Stephen Jr., Erica, Erin and Sarah. Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. (817) 451-3333

PEGGYE ROSE STAMPFLI SWENSON
Fort Worth Services for Peggye Rose Stampfli Swenson, 71, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 8 at Rosser Funeral Home Chapel in Cleburne. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rosser Funeral Home. Peggye passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2004, in Fort Worth after a short illness. She was born June 9, 1933, to Carroll and Sybil Stampfli. She grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas. Peggye always dreamed of becoming a writer, and her career as a journalist spanned more than 45 years including four papers in Southern California. After returning to Texas in 1977, she began an acclaimed career as a reporter and feature writer for many local newspapers. Over the years she was recognized for her award winning feature stories and photographs. Peggye is survived by her sons, Nick Lorance of Banning, CA, Tony Pacheco of Granbury, and Rick Swenson of Lake Elsinore, CA; daughters, Kathy Jones of Fort Worth, Becky Goodson of Anderson, CA, and Marna Yates of Lake Elsinore; sister, Glenda Patrick of Fort Worth; 18 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and one niece and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Penny Carr and son, Duane Swenson. Condolences may be emailed to the family at rosserfh@swbell.net. Rosser Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements. 817-641-4800

PAULINE M. BLACKSTOCK
BURLESON -- Pauline M. Blackstock, 85, a retired packager for Alcon, died Friday, July 2, 2004, in Fort Worth. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 6 at Crestmont Baptist Church in Burleson. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Cemetery. Pauline was born June 27, 1919, in Moore, OK to Pearl and Martha Virginia Neel Brooks. She married Weldon Blackstock on July 27, 1940, in Burleson. She enjoyed crafts, was very creative, and was an inspiration to family and friends. Her grandchildren were the recipients of many of her artistic works. Pauline was preceded in death by her brothers, Henry and Jesse Brooks. She is survived by husband, Weldon Blackstock of Burleson; sons, Paul Blackstock and wife, Rena, of Temple, Dale Blackstock of Burleson; sister, Virginia Ray of Metarie, Louisiana; granddaughters, Julie and Joya Blackstock of Farmers Branch; great-granddaughter, Maike Elam of Farmers Branch; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Emery J. Lilge Hospice House, 301 Medpark Circle Burleson, TX 76028, the Harvest House, 349 NW Renfro St. Burleson, TX 76028, or the Burleson Animal Shelter. Mountain Valley Funeral Home handled the arrangements. 817-426-3200

ROBERT C. WOOLF
Burleson - Bob Woolf, 57, a loving husband, father, and friend, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at a local hospital. A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 2 at Laurel Land of Burleson Memorial Chapel. Bob donated his organs to Life Gift of Texas. Bob was born February 4, 1947, in Hot Springs, New Mexico, later known as Truth or Consequences. He moved to Burleson in 1978, and then worked as an engineering tech, self-employed auto mechanic, real estate agent, and currently in R&D at Motorola in Fort Worth. Bob loved Blues music and supported KNON radio. Bob was a man who loved and took wonderful care of his wife of 25 years, Lydia, and was especially proud of his daughters, Wendy and Nikki, going on frequent family trips with them. Bob is survived by his wife, Lydia; daughter, Wendy, 24, and her husband, Richard Kiles; daughter, Nikki, 18; stepson and wife, David and Jennifer Cassidy; mother and father, Loyd and Ethel Woolf; brother and sister-in-law, Dean and Margaret Woolf; sister and brother-in-law, Patty and Ellis Palmer; sister, Sandra Courter; and brother-in-law and wife, Chuck and Connie Ames. He is also survived by many wonderful friends. We will all miss Bob very much. He was special to us all. Memorial donations may be made to KNON radio in lieu of flowers. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled arrangements. 817-295-5211.

FAYE CAGLE STEEL
1916-2004
Faye Cagle Steel, 88, of Irving, formerly of Everman, passed away June 29, 2004, in Irving, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 1 at Everman Cemetery. Visitation was 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Mrs. Steel was born April 23, 1916. Of her many unique gifts, perhaps the greatest was in nurturing. She was never happier than when caring for others. Her proudest accomplishments were her 51 year marriage to the late George F. Steel and the upbringing of her children who knew her selfless generosity, total acceptance, and unconditional love. Mrs. Steel is survived by her daughter, Glenda Steel Williams and partner, Michael Love; her son, George M. Steel and partner, Marcia Winfield; Taylor Brannon Steel, her only grandchild; her sister, Naomi Johnson of Boyd, Texas; brother, Glenn R. Cagle; cherished extended family of nieces, nephews, and countless friends. We will miss her sense of humor and ability to bring laughter, her indomitable spirit, her love of beauty and the arts, and her devotion to family. Our deepest gratitude is extended to all of the gentle caregivers of Northgate Plaza in Irving, the dedicated staff of Vitas Hospice, Steven A. Bell, M.D., and the Medical professionals of Baylor Hospital/Irving. Contributions in her name may be made to the Methodist Children's Home in Waco, the Kimbell Art Museum, or to Everman United Methodist Church of which she was a member for 48 years. Laurel Land Funeral Home,Fort Worth is handling arrangements. 817-293-1350

MONTE RAY BOLLE
Burleson - Monte Ray Bolle, 28, passed away Monday, June 21, 2004 at a local hospital. Funeral services were held at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, June 24 at Retta Baptist Church, 13201 Rendon Rd, Rendon. Burial was at Rendon Cemetery. Visitation was 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Blessing Funeral Home, 401 Elm St., Mansfield. Monte was a loving husband, father, brother, and son. Most of his time was spent with his family and friends. One of the most important things in his life was his daughter Karlie Gene Bolle. She was his pride and joy whom he loved with all of his heart. She will always be daddy's little angel. He enjoyed being outdoors and loved gardening. His passion in life was politics. He patterned his political views after the man he greatly admired, Ronald Reagan. He loved helping the conservative cause. Monte donated his time campaigning for various Republican candidates. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. Monte is with Jesus now, looking down upon us from Heaven. He is survived by his wife, Britney Bolle; daughter, Karlie Bolle; mother, Angie Bolle; father, Lovell Bolle; brothers, Robin Bolle, Burl Bolle, Tim Bolle; sisters, Lorraine Bolle, Jennifer Docktor and husband, Bobby Docktor; nieces and nephews, Nick Honea, Tara Docktor, Shannon Bolle, Justin Bolle, Chad Honea, Aaron Docktor, Natasha Braswell, Spencer Braswell, Clayton Docktor, Phillip Bolle, Kaitlyn Hinderliter, and Kasey Bolle. Memorials may be made to Retta Baptist Church Youth Building Fund. Blessing Funeral Home of Mansfield was in charge of arrangements. 817-473-1555

EMILY PARLEA FREEMAN
1903-2004
Emily Parlea Freeman, 100, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at Huguley Hospital in Burleson. She was a homemaker. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 26 at Harrell Memorial Chapel in Dublin, Texas. Reverend Jim Petty officiated. Burial was at Dublin Liveoak Cemetery. Mrs. Freeman was born June 30, 1903, in Brown County, Texas, to Thomas Walter McArthur and Sarah Loucindy Butler. She married Arthur Calhoun Freeman on March 22,1940, in Comanche, Texas. He preceded her in death in 1968. She was a member of Edna Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Freeman is survived by daughters, Billie Loyce Huckabee of Joshua, Johnnie Hubble of Burleson and Polly Petty of Florence, Oregon; 23 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of step-grand, step-great-grand and step-great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers at the service were Michael Everett, Donovon Everett, Steven Patrick and Andrew Hydock. Harrell Funeral Home of Dublin was in charge of arrangements. (254) 445-3311

DAVID HOLYBEE
1925-2004
Burleson - David Holybee, 79, a retired horse trailer manufacturer, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at a local hospice. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 26 at Laurel Land of Burleson Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Laurel Land of Burleson. Mr. Hollybee was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Holybee in 1972. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Margaret Holybee; sons, David Holybee III of Burleson, Richard Holybee and wife, Kathy, of Burleson; daughter, Cheryl Roberts and husband, Billy, of Burleson; grandchildren, Lisa, Jeff, David, Scott, Richard, Katy and Ashley; ten great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Huckaby of California. Laurel Land of Burleson was in charge of arrangements. (817) 295-5211

BILLY MACK LINCH
1938-2003
Burleson - Billy Mack Linch, 66, an Auto Parts Courier for Lynn Smith Chevrolet, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at a local hospital. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 26 at Burleson Memorial Park. Visitation was 7:00-9:00 p.m. Friday at Laurel Land Funeral Home, Burleson. Billy Mack Linch was retired from General Motors Plant after 32 years of devoted employment. Mr. Linch was a member of Masonic Lodge #649 in Burleson. He was also a U.S. Army Veteran. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Charlotte Linch of Burleson; brother, Tony Linch and wife, Gracie, of Arlington; brother-in-law, Clarence A. Miller and wife, Janey, of Fort Worth; brother-in-law, Glen Shue and wife, Dora, of Cleburne; sister-in-law, Delilah McGlashan of Burleson; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson was in charge of arrangements. 817-295-5211

SADIE MAE MYERS GOODWIN RICHARDSON
Services for Sadie Mae Myers Goodwin Richardson, 91, will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 24 at Levingston Funeral Home, Groves, Texas. She passed away on Sunday, June 20, 2004, in Clifton, Texas. Mrs. Richardson was born in Lake Gem, Florida, November 24, 1912, to Jessie Cason-Myers and Jesse Myers. She received her schooling in Pensacola, Florida. In 1928, she and her family moved to Texas; she lived in Port Arthur and Groves for many years. In 1933, she married Thomas Harp. After their divorce in 1935 she married John H. Goodwin, who owned Goodwin Plumbing Co. until his death in June, 1964. Sadie then completed the LVN program at Park Place Hospital and worked there for almost ten years as a medication nurse. She was a charter member of the Groves (Port Arthur) Seventh-day Adventist Church. In 1975, Mrs. Richardson moved to Ceres, California and married George Richardson. In 1990, health problems necessitated a move back to Texas near her daughters. She lived in Houston for one year, and Graham, Texas for ten years. The past three years she has been a resident at Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home in Clifton, Texas. Mrs. Richardson was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie Crosby and Jesse Myers; husbands, Thomas Harp, John Goodwin and George Richardson; stepchildren, George Goodwin and Betty Goodwin-Wiggins; brothers, Leo Crosby and John Crosby; and sister, Doris Witchen. She is survived by her daughter, Frances Harp-Bray and husband, Jerry, of Graham; daughter, Dorothy Goodwin-Saxon and husband, George, of Clifton; stepdaughter, Melba Goodwin-Herrman of Hughesville, PA; brother, George Crosby and wife, Sybil, of Fort Walton Beach, FL; three grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren, many stepgreat-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the Sadie Goodwin-Richardson Nursing Scholarship, c/o Advancement Office, Southwestern Advistist University, Keene, Texas 76059.

WILLIAM DALE PAYNE
Burleson - William Dale Payne, 84, a retired Accountant, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2004, at a local hospital. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 19 at The Church at Burleson, 510 SW Wilshire Blvd., Burleson. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park, 7100 Crowley Rd., Fort Worth. Visitation was 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Laurel Land of Burleson. William Dale Payne was a WWII U.S. Navy Veteran. He was born in Burleson and had lived there all of his life. He was also a longtime member of The Church at Burleson. Mr. Payne is survived by his son, Dale M. Payne and his wife, Janice, of Fort Worth; granddaughter, Wendy Finch and her husband, Chris, of Fort Worth; great-grandchildren, Emily and Alexander Finch of Fort Worth; sister, Earlene Wylie Doty of Joshua; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson handled arrangements. 817-295-5211

Doris Marie Nurse
KEENE Graveside services for Doris Marie Nurse, 71, were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 10, 2004, in Keene Memorial Park. Mrs. Nurse passed away on Wednesday, June 9, in Arlington. She was born February 28, 1933, in Tulsa, OK, to Hubert F. Malson and Lelia L. Reynolds Malson. Mrs. Nurse was a member of the Oak Cliff Seventh-day Adventist Church. She is survived by her daughters, Jacque Small and husband, Jessie, and Sherri Nurse all of Cleburne; brother, Ray Malson of Cleburne; sister, Barbara Johnson of Keene; six step-children; three grandchildren and numerous step-grandchildren. Condolences may be emailed to the family at rosserfh@swbell.net.

GLORIA PRATER
1925-2004
Azle - Gloria Prater passed away on June 13, 2004, at a local nursing home. She was surrounded by very loving family and friends. She will be greatly missed by a wonderful caretaker, Margie McBride and her precious and devoted Tori, and a host of friends. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, June 16 at Caddo Cemetery. Open visitation. Mrs. Prater was a member of the Ash Creek Baptist Church in Azle. She was born Gloria Pauline Ingram in Abilene on Jan. 29, 1925, to Willie May Boswell Ingram and Carl D. Ingram, Sr. She moved to Azle with her family in 1940 and moved to Fort Worth after her marriage to Lawrence James Prater in 1942. They were longtime residents of Joshua and Burleson. Mrs. Prater moved back to Azle in recent years. Gloria was preceded in death by her husband, whom she chose to call Jimmy; a grandson, Adam X. Sherrill; and three brothers, Carl, Jr., Billy Bob and Jerry Don. She is survived by daughters, Paula Sherrill and husband, Don, of Burleson, Cynthia Billiot and husband, John, of Cleburne; son, Gary Prater and wife, Janet, of Burleson; brother, Jack Ingram and wife, Dora, of Azle; sisters, Jo Ann Spruell of Joshua and Betty Wheeler and husband, Jim, of Burleson; grandchildren, Amy Sherrill, James Andrew (A.J.) Sherrill and wife, Tempa, Audra Hodgkins and husband, Kelly, Justin Prater and wife, Shea, Dana McCoy and Tonja Joanidis; great-grandchildren, Amber, Gloria Bonsel (Bonnie), Darrell, Ashley, Sarah, Shelby, Jacob, Tara, Bailey, Mason and Kendall. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements. (817) 517-5995

MARGARET ANN TURNER
Burleson - Margaret Ann Turner, 61, went home to be with the Lord on June 12, 2004, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service was held on Monday, June 14 at South Park Baptist Church, in Fort Worth. Bro. Gaylan Henry officiated. A private graveside service was held for the family at Laurel Land prior to the Memorial Service. Margaret was born on June 18, 1942. She was the daughter of Henry Earl and Noveline Ridings and the sister of Joyce Rodgers, all of Ivanhoe. She was a faithful and loving wife, strong and caring mother, patient and forgiving grandmother, devoted daughter, loving sister, and friend to all who knew her. As a teenager, Margaret received Jesus Christ as her Savior and gave her life to be used for Him in His service. She served South Park Baptist Church of Fort Worth as secretary for over 32 years before retiring in 2000. She was also church clerk, Sunday school teacher, and volunteered wherever she saw a need. Margaret was a shining example of God's love to all who knew her. She truly loved the Lord Jesus Christ and wanted to share Him with others. She will be greatly missed by all. Margaret's father, Henry Earl Ridings, preceded her in going home to be with our Lord. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Turner, to whom she was married for 41 years. The two have lived in Burleson for over 31 years. She is also survived by two sons and their wives, Michael and Vicky Turner of Crowley, and Timothy and Anita Turner of Aledo. She has been "Grandma" to four grandchildren, Zachary and Emily of Crowley, and Caleb and Kyle of Aledo. In lieu of flowers, Margaret has requested that contributions be made to the South Park Baptist Church Building Fund in her honor. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements. 817-568-8836.


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