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Miscellaneous Johnson County, Texas Obituaries


HEIDI HEATHER FISHER HOPPS
1974-2001
Funeral services for Heidi Heather Fisher Hopps, 27, of Bryan, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 30 at the Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church in Keene. Burial will be in Keene Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Friday, June 29 from 6pm to 8pm at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne. Mrs. Hopps died Monday, June 11, 2001, in Bryan, Texas. She was a 1992 graduate of Chisholm Trail Academy, Keene, a 1996 graduate of Southwestern Adventist University, and at the time of her death was a student at Texas A & M School of Veterinary Medicine. Mrs. Hopps was born April 12, 1974, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She married James Matthew Hopps on March 12, 1995, in Keene. She is survived by her husband, James Matthew Hopps, of Bryan; mother, Carolyn Collette Fisher, of Keene; father, Dr. David Alan Fisher, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; sister, Aimee Fisher Brazier; brother-in-law, Clifton Brazier; nephew, Ashton Brazier; grandparents, H.L. and Virginia Caviness, all of Keene, and Ralph and Ruth Fisher of Albuquerque, New Mexico; uncle, Brian Fisher of San Mateo, California; aunt and uncle, Bill and Jody Worrell of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements.

DESTRY MICHAEL JANUSCH
1997-2001
Funeral services for Destry Michael Janusch, 4, of Burleson are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 28 at the First Baptist Church of Burleson, 317 W. Ellison. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Grand Avenue in Fort Worth. Visitation is from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Fort Worth. Destry passed away Sunday, June 24, 2001, at Cook's Children Hospital after battling brain cancer for more than a year. He was born April 8, 1997, in Fort Worth. He loved his brother, Jake, and family more than anything in the world. His passions included being a big brother, playing baseball and bowling. Destry enjoyed being a little boy. He touched the hearts of everyone he met and impacted an entire community. He will live in our thoughts and inspirations. He was "Our Dream Come True."
May your laughter fill the sky
And your love blanket us
Till we are together again.
Take care of him LORD
For he is still just a baby.
Destry was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert E. Majors.
He is survived by his parents, Bill and Summer Janusch; brother, James Cole (Jake), all of Burleson; paternal grandparents, Bill and Sandy Janusch of Burleson; maternal grandparents, Sue Morgan, and Captain and Mrs. James A. Borup, of Santa Fe, Texas; Aunt Kathy, Jon and Mandi Allen; Uncle Mike, Dianne and Jessica Janusch; and Aunt Lisa and Joseph Brown. Destry is survived by many other family and friends who loved him very much. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Fort Worth/Burleson handled the arrangements.

BETTY JOYCE FREEMAN
1915-2001
Memorial services for Betty Joyce Freeman, 85, of Burleson were held Friday, April 6 at the Huguley Place Chapel. Mrs. Freeman died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Huguley Place Retirement Center. She was a homemaker. She was born April 19, 1915.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Burleson and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a devoted Wife, Mother and Grandmother and will be missed by all who knew her. Mrs. Freeman is survived by her husband, Bert Sanders Freeman of Burleson; daughter, Carolyn Skipping and her husband, Bill, of Addison; granddaughters, Lezlie Tipton and Dawn Parten of Dallas and Wendy Anderson of Grand Prairie; and six great-grandchildren. The family has requested that memorials be made to West Texas Rehabilitation in Abilene. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Fort Worth/Burleson handleld the arrangements.

MARIAN CHEDRICK ZEVCHAK JANIGA
1914-2001
Mass of Christian Burial for Marian Chedrick Zevchak Janiga, 87, of Crowley was held Tuesday, June 26 at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Fort Worth. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Joseph Zevchak, Paul Mazzenga, Jack O'Brien, Mark O'Brien, James O'Brien and Rick Urbanek. Mrs. Janiga died Saturday, June 23, 2001. She was a retired city employee of Dearborn, Michigan. She was born March 14, 1914, the oldest of 18 children, to Mr. and Mrs. John Chedrick of Pennsylvania. She had a heart of gold and loved her family. Mrs. Janiga was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers and sisters, and a granddaughter, Donna Jonas. She is survived by son, John J. "Z-Man" Zevchak and wife, Mary Ann; daughters, Elaine Jonas Wood and husband, James, Margie Ann Artuso and husband, Edward; grandchildren, Cheryl Payne, Karen Jonas, Joseph Artuso, Kim Artuso Williams, Dawn Artuso, Marianne Stansfield, Joseph Zevchak, Lorraine Turner, Suzanne Ridge; great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends. The family wishes to thank the staff at Renaissance Park, Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest, Hospice, Vitas and Dr. Morrissette for all the loving care provided to Marian. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Fort Worth/Burleson handled the arrangements.

ROY ALTON NANCE
1938-2001
Funeral services for Roy Alton Nance, 62, of Crowley were held Friday, June 22 at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Mr. Nance died June 18, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was a semi-retired self-employed sheet metal roofer. He was born October 15, 1938, in Gadsden, Alabama. He worked his whole life for his family. The carport and patio company he held together, Midsouth Carports, was his final career. He was the master of so many things, and there was nothing he could not fix. He always was and will be the rock of his family. If you met him once, you did not forget Roy Nance. Mr. Nance is survived by his wife of 44 years, Barbara Nance of Crowley; daughters, Anita Nance of Crowley, Darlene Brooks-Ruis and husband, Doug, of Burleson, Brenda Warren and husband, Ed, of Crowley, Milly Allen and husband, Randy, of Crowley and Vinga Lee Martin of Arlington; eight grandchildren, Darynda, Barbie, J.W., April, Cassandra, Ashley, Eddie and Randy; six great-grandchildren, Chyenne, Jason, Dillon, Richard, Rebekah and Trevor; and brothers and sisters in Alabama. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

ALLEN RAY HOOD
1935-2001
Funeral services for Allen Ray Hood, 66, of Crowley were held Monday, June 25 at the Burleson Church of Christ. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park. Mr. Hood died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at his home. He was a retired realtor and contractor. He was born January 23, 1935, the son of Raymond L. and Margie E. Tate Hood. He served his country in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne. He attended the Burleson Church of Christ. Mr. Hood lost his battle with cancer surrounded by his family. He will be greatly missed by all his loved ones. Mr. Hood is survived by his son, Gary Hood and wife, Janet, of Burleson; daughter, Paula Pool and husband, Mike, of Crowley; mother, Margie Hood of Tempe, Arizona; sister, Patsy Gee of Tempe, Arizona; grandchildren, James Darnell, Carlie Darnell, Kristie Hood, Brandon Pool; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice of Texas or a charity of choice. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

JOSE SOLIS ARCOS
1915-2001
Mass of Christian Burial for Jose Solis Arcos, 86, of Burleson was held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at Saint Ann Catholic Church of Burleson. Rosary was recited at 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 22 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel of Fort Worth. Mr. Arcos died Thursday, June 21, 2001, in Burleson. He was a retired Supervisor for H.B. Zachry Construction Company. Mr. Arcos was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Amada Arcos; and son, Roddy Arcos. He is survived by children, Joe Arcos and wife, Mary, of Burleson, Jaime Arcos and wife, Rosie, of Fairfield, Alma Arcos of Burleson; brothers, Manuel, Jesus and Simon Arcos; sisters, Alicia Pedroza and Apolina Martinez; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

FRANK MOSS
1934-2001
Funeral services for Louie Franklin Moss, 67, of Burleson will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 21 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial will be at Skyvue Memorial Park. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Mr. Moss died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at a local hospital. He was a U.S. Army veteran and had retired from the Everman I.S.D. after 12 years of service. He was a loving husband, father, papaw and friend. Mr. Moss is survived by his wife of 41 years, Billie Moss of Burleson; sons, Byron Moss and U.S. Air Force Sergeant Kevin Moss and wife, Tammy, all of Burleson; sisters, Bonnie Barnes of Fort Worth and Mildred Norris of Krum; granddaughters, Courtney and Lindsay Moss of Burleson; grandsons, Brent and Britton Moss of Burleson; many other loving family members; and a host of friends. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Fort Worth/Burleson handled the arrangements.

GLADYS H. HOEFLEIN
Funeral services for Gladys H. Hoeflein, 80, were held Wednesday, June 20 at Valley Memorial Park Chapel in Novato, California. Mrs. Hoeflein died Thursday, June 14, 2001. She was born in Crowley and lived in Marin County for 45 years.She attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. In addition to being a full time wife and mother, Mrs. Hoeflein worked with Guide Dogs for the Blind for several years. In the early 1970's, she and her husband owned and operated Cal's Steak House in San Rafael, California. Mrs. Hoeflein is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Ray V. "Dick" Hoeflein; her devoted son, Howard Ray Hoeflein of Penngrove, California; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Berniece H. and Ed T. Maples; brother-in-law, Jerry Hoeflein; nieces, Judy K. Nelson and her husband, Earl L. Nelson, and Leslie A. Parker and her husband, John B. Parker; nephew, W. Scott Finks and his wife, Jan; as well as numerous great-nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to Guide Dogs for the Blind or the American Lung Association. Keaton's Mortuary in San Rafael, California handled the arrangements.

JAMES G.G. "JIMMIE" BRANSOM
1913-2001
Funeral services for James G.G. "Jimmie" Bransom, 88, of Burleson were held Thursday, June 14 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Burial was at Prairie Springs Cemetery in Burleson. Mr. Bransom died Monday, June 11, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was a retired supervisor for the Fort Worth Army Depot. He was born April 7, 1913, in Burleson to James Allen and Mary "Mollie" Jenkins Bransom. He married Nellie Ray White on September 16, 1933, in Cleburne. Mr. Bransom was a World War II Army Veteran and a member of Reece Prairie Baptist Church in Burleson. He loved gardening and taking care of his cows. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Mr. Bransom was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and one sister. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Nellie Ray Bransom of Burleson; son, Jim Bransom and wife, Margie, of Southlake; daughters, Elaine Ford and husband, Frank, of Granbury, Betty Jane Russell and husband, David, of Joshua; brother, Neil Warren Bransom of Burleson, formerly of Coldwater, Kansas; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three nieces; and one nephew. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association, P.O. Box 9709, Fort Worth, Texas 76147. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

DARRELL WILLIAM LEDBETTER
1929-2001
Funeral services for Darrell William Ledbetter, 71, of Burleson, were held Friday, June 15 at the Burleson Church of Christ. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park. Mr. Ledbetter died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was retired from the oil industry. He was born December 23, 1929, in Duffau, Texas to William Euin and Nellie Bell Ledbetter. He married Reba Joyce Ledbetter on October 20, 1951, in Fort Worth. He was a member of the Burleson Church of Christ for 40 years where he served as a deacon and elder for many years. He served his country in the United States Army. Mr. Ledbetter is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Reba Joyce Ledbetter; four children, David Wade Ledbetter and wife, Martha, of Burleson, Cheryl Ann Williams and husband, Buster, of Burleson, William Alan Ledbetter and wife, Lettia, of Midlothian, and Kelly Joyce Cantrell and husband, Steve, of Arlington; nine grandchildren, Sarah A. Ledbetter, David Wade Ledbetter, Jr. and wife, Juli Beth, Leah A. Williams, Luke A. Williams, Dustin W. Ledbetter, Derek A. Ledbetter, Samantha D. Ledbetter, Lauren M. Cantrell, and J. Ryan Cantrell; one great-grandchild, David Wade Ledbetter III; three sisters, Ruby Teague and husband, Wayne, Louise Hamilton, and Sue Lee; numerous nieces and nephews; and friends who proudly claimed to be honorary children or grandchildren of Darrell and Reba. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Burleson Church of Christ Property Fund, Christ's Haven for Children in Keller, or Foster Home for Children in Stephenville. Mountain Valley Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

ROGER DENNIS LEACH
1952-2001
Funeral services for Roger Dennis Leach, 48, of Eagle Mountain, California were held on June 1, 2001, with burial in Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California. A former resident of Fort Worth, Mr. Leach died of a heart attack May 28, 2001, at his home in Eagle Mountain. He was a field-training officer for a correctional facility in Eagle Mountain and served in the Marine Corps. He was born November 28, 1952, in Colorado City, Texas, to Milburn Dennis Leach and Darlene Jones Leach. He grew up in Fort Worth and attended Paschal High School. He married Deborah Arnette on October 8, 1972, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Leach was preceded in death by his son, Christopher; father, Milburn Dennis Leach; half-brother, Donald; and his grandparents. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Leach; sons, Jeremy of Desert Hot Springs, California, and Daniel of Palm Springs; his mother, Darlene Leach of Cleburne; brother, Allan and wife, Leah, of Alvarado; sister, Cher Ptacek and husband, Fred, of Joshua; and one grandchild, James of Desert Hot Springs; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

MARILYN J. GREGSTON
Memorial services for Marilyn J. Gregston, 50, of Fort Worth will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 11 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Karl Jones will officiate. Mrs. Gregston died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospice house. She was a paperhanger. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Mrs. Gregston had been a lifelong resident of Fort Worth. She enjoyed snow skiing in the Rocky Mountains, hiking and camping in Colorado, playing video games with her grandchildren, hanging wallpaper and being with her family. Mrs. Gregston is survived by her husband, William "Rusty" Gregston of Fort Worth; children, Susan Moore and Davin Moore, both of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Chance Taylor Patterson and Aristen Lopez; brothers, Richard Tischler of Burleson and Thomas Tischler of Hurst; sisters, Patricia Ortiz and Elizabeth Schreiner, both of Burleson. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

JACK WESLEY THOMA
Funeral services for Jack Wesley Thomas, 74, of Burleson were held Friday, June 8 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Mr. Thomas died Monday, June 4, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was a ceramic tile contractor for 60 years. He loved fishing. He is survived by his wife, Sheila Thomas of Burleson; daughters, Debi Kempin and husband, Kevin, of Arlington and Cindy Blackmon and husband, Robert, of Watuaga; stepchildren, Todd Shaffer and wife, Michelle, of Mississippi, Stacy Hill of North Carolina and Misty Lewis of Florida; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Buddy Thomas of Hico and Larry Thomas of Houston; sisters, Exie Kneip of Fort Worth, Francis Campbell and husband, Charles, of Fort Worth and Beth Thomas of Bedford; and numerous nieces and nephews. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

LOLA BERRYMAN GUTHRIE
1904-2001
Funeral services for Lola Berryman Guthrie, 96, of Joshua were held Tuesday, June 5 at First Baptist Church of Joshua. Burial was at Wilson Valley Cemetery in Little River, Texas. Dr. David Hampton, Reverend Tim Guthrie, Brother Paul Guthrie and Reverend David VanBebber officiated. Mrs. Guthrie died Saturday, June 2, 2001, in Joshua. She was an educator in the public school system for 46 years. She was born December 2, 1904, in Holland, Texas, to Charley H. Berryman and Ema Pearl Posey Berryman. She married Jack T. Guthrie on December 28, 1933, in Little River, Texas. Mrs. Guthrie was a graduate of Mary Hardin Baylor with a degree major in social sciences and education minors in Spanish and religion. She taught in Bell county, and then moved to Joshua where she taught for 32 years until her retirement in 1974. Mrs. Guthrie received numerous awards and recognitions during her teaching career.She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Delta Kappa Gamma, the Texas Retired Teachers Association and the First Baptist Church of Joshua, where she was a member for 59 years. Mrs. Guthrie was preceded in death by her brothers, Wylie, Harmon, Walter, Wilson and Jessie Berryman; and a sister, Mae Ola Berryman. She is survived by her son, Jackie "Jack" P. Guthrie and wife, Pauline "Polly", of Joshua; daughter, Lola Jacqueline Massey of Port Richey, Florida; sister, Anna Bell Andrews of Temple; grandchildren, Patricia Lynn VanBebber and husband, David, of Maplewood, Minnesota, Tim Guthrie and wife, Heidi, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, John Guthrie and wife, Cassie, of Kingwood, Texas, Paul Guthrie and wife, Holly, of Joshua, Melanie Button and husband, John, of Keyport, New Jersey, Mark Massey of New Port Richey, Florida, Matthew Massey and wife, Anna, of New Port Richey, Florida; great-grandchildren, Cayleigh Guthrie, Sarah, Rachel and Rebekah VanBebber, Timothy Guthrie II, Nathan Guthrie, Matthew, Amber and Meghan Massey, Randy, Brandon and Bobbie Stephens; great-great-grandchildren, Tyler and Austin Stephens; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial in lieu of flowers may be sent to the "Building Fund" at First Baptist Church in Joshua. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

EUNICE B. CANTRELL
Funeral services for Eunice B. Cantrell, 75, of Fort Worth were held Saturday, June 2 at South Hills Baptist Church. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Mrs. Cantrell died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, in Fort Worth. She was a retired catalog clerk with Montgomery Ward. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Lacy Cantrell of Fort Worth; children, Ronnie Cantrell of Fort Worth, Elaine Cross and husband, Robert, of Fort Worth, Doug Cantrell and wife, Joyce, of Euless, Carolyn Medina and husband, Reuben, of Crowley, Darrell Cantrell and wife, Sunshine, of Fort Worth; brother, Bobby Eakin of Burleson; sister, Dorothy Rasco of Everman; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements

CHERYL LYNN CATO
1961-2001
Funeral services for Cheryl Lynn Cato, 39, of Crowley were held Friday, June 1 at First Baptist Church of Crowley. Dr. Carl Jennings officiated. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Mrs. Cato died Monday, May 28, 2001, in an auto accident in Llano County. She was a homemaker. She was born September 28, 1961, in Essex, Maryland. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crowley. Mrs. Cato is survived by her husband, Roy Cato, and children, Shane, Erin and Joshua Wilson, all of Crowley; parents, William L. and Wanda Rentzell; grandmother, Lillie Thompson; brother, Robert Rentzell and wife, Raetta, all of Fort Worth; sister, Paula Rentzell of Arlington. Baumgardner Funeral Home of Crowley handled the arrangements.

GARY PAUL COCHRAN
1942-2001
Graveside services for Gary Paul Cochran, 59, of Joshua will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 6 at Caddo Cemetery in Joshua. Mr. Cochran died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at a local hospital.
He was born April 5, 1942, in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was a member of The Living Word Church in Joshua and had served in the National Guard. Mr. Cochran is survived by sons, Jeff Cochran and wife, Stacy, of Arlington, and David Cochran, also of Arlington; daughters, Valerie Young and husband, David, of Joshua and Sharon Sprouse and husband, Ray, of Gautler, Mississippi; grandchildren, William, Michael, Clint, Chelsea and Jacob. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

RONNIE HAMPTON
Funeral services for Ronnie Hampton, 52, of Burleson will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 6 at Mount Olivet Chapel. Burial will be at Veal Station Cemetery, south of Springtown. Mr. Hampton died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at his home after a two year battle with cancer. He was a journeyman carpenter for 15 years, an aircraft mock-up builder, and worked for Martin Sprocket and Gear as a draftsman and planner. A loving and devoted husband and father, Mr. Hampton was born in Fort Worth, was raised in Haltom City and resided in Burleson for the last 25 years. His hobbies were woodworking and auto restoration. He was a member of St. Luke Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Lone Star Nova Club. Mr. Hampton is survived by his wife, Carol Hampton; daughter, Kelly Hampton, both of Burleson; parents, Burley and Vena Hampton of Haltom City; sister, Carol Sue Travis of Saginaw; mother-in-law, May Terrell of Fort Worth; brother-in-law, Michael Terrell and wife, Cathy, of Austin; three nieces; and one nephew. Mount Olivet Funeral Home of Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements.

TOM TOLLESON
1941-2001
Funeral services for Tom Tolleson, 59, of Burleson were held Tuesday, June 5 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Chapel in Fort Worth. Reverend James Edson officiated. Interment was at Laurel Land Cemetery in Fort Worth. Pallbearers were Coy Pennington, Sr., Coy Pennington, Jr., Mark Petty, Michael Pearson, Jim Garner, Kevin Rector, Jason Holt and Michael Tolleson. Mr. Tolleson died Friday, June 1, 2001, at a Fort Worth Hospital.
He was born October 2, 1941, in Marshall, Texas to Euless and Mary Alice Tolleson. He served in the United States Army where he received numerous letters of commendation. For many years Mr. Tolleson was very active in the Burleson Boys Club Organization, serving as a board member and Pee Wee Football Coach. For his dedication, time and love for children he was presented with the Man and Boy Award by the Boys Clubs of America. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Mr. Tolleson was preceded in death by his mother and father; his sister, Mary Dell Ballew; and his brother, James Durwood Grisham. He is survived by his wife, Alice Tolleson of Burleson; son, Michael Tolleson of Arlington; two daughters, Donna Petty and Rhonda Tolleson, both of Burleson; and grandchildren, Kristen and Kara Petty of Burleson.

MARILYN J. HAROLD
1934-2001
Funeral services for Marilyn Harold, 66, of Burleson were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at Greenwood Funeral Home. Mrs. Harold died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at a local hospital. She was a retired registered nurse. She was born November 29, 1934, in Ottawa, Illinois. She had been a Burleson resident for 33 years. Mrs. Harold was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Harold.
She is survived by three daughters, Pam Spicer of Mansfield, Sheryl Denson of Burleson and Barbara Stephenson of Joshua; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Greenwood Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

SUSIE ALPINE BLANTON
1915-2001
Funeral services for Susie Alpine Blanton, 85, of Fort Worth were held Wednesday, May 9 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Reverend Dub Taylor officiated. Mrs. Blanton died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at the home of her daughter, Suzanne Noble, in Joshua. She died from complications from Alzheimer's disease; her daughter was her caregiver for several years. Mrs. Blanton was born September 4, 1915, in Rice, Texas. She married Ben Blanton on April 3, 1948. She was retired from J.C. Penney and had been a member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church since 1954. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Ben Blanton of Fort Worth; daughter, Suzanne Noble and her husband, Mike, of Joshua; three grandchildren, Jennifer Noble of Fort Worth, Jamie Mullins and her husband, Camron, of Crowley, and Jay T. Noble of Joshua; sister, Myrtle Pendley of Fort Worth; sister-in-law, Dorothy Blanton of Canyon Lake; and several nieces and nephews. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

THEDA V. DARNELL
Funeral services for Theda V. Darnell, 80, of Burleson were held Friday, June 1 at First United Methodist Church of Burleson. Burial was at Greenwood Memorial Park. Mrs. Darnell died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at a North Richland Hills care center. She was a homemaker. She married a groceryman in 1939, and answered the call to the ministry with her husband in 1956. They organized the First United Methodist Church of Bedford that year. They also pastored at First United Methodist Church of Burleson, Couch Memorial United Methodist Church in Weatherford, First United Methodist Church of Graham, and Memorial United Methodist Church in Walnut Springs. She remained faithful to that calling until their retirement in 1980. Mrs. Darnell had been a resident of Burleson for 20 years and was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Fellowship Class and United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Eumathian Study Club. She enjoyed interior decorating, gardening and travel. Mrs. Darnell was preceded in death by a son, Gary Darnell, in 1989. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Jay Darnell of Burleson; son, Toby Darnell of Burleson; brother, T.A. Smith of Austin; sister, Lucille Hawkins of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Ginger Chiofalo and husband, Craig, of Atlanta, Georgia, Shane Darnell of Manchester, New Hampshire, Melanie Deakins and husband, Derek, of Houston, Karen Darnell of Huntsville, Jennifer Darnell of Houston; great-grandson, Jack Daniel Deakins of Houston; daughter-in-law, Rebecca Darnell of Houston; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would appreciate memorials to the Alzheimer's Unit of the Wesleyan Homes, P.O. Box 486, Georgetown, Texas 78627. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

ROY EBARB
1919-2001
Funeral services for Roy Ebarb, 82, of Burleson were held Friday, June 1 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was at Emerald Hills Memorial Park in Kennedale. Mr. Ebarb died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, in a local hospital. He was retired from the City of Burleson. He was born May 25, 1919, in Van Zandt County, but lived most of his life in Johnson County where he married Earlene Anderson in 1941. He served in World War II in the U.S. Marine Corp. He was wounded on Guadalcanal. Mr. Ebarb was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister and a grandson, Vernon Greer. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Earlene; son, LeRoy Ebarb of Fort Worth; daughter, Mary Greer and her husband, Tex, of Everman; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Fort Worth/Burleson handled the arrangements.

DOVIE LOU JACKSON
1920-2001
Graveside services for Dovie Lou Jackson, 81, a former resident of Keene, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 at Keene Cemetery. Mrs. Jackson died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at Washington County Hospital. She was a resident of Williamsport Nursing Home in Williamsport, Maryland. She was born January 11, 1920, in Mullin, Texas, the daughter of the late George and Alice Gibbard Talley. Mrs. Jackson was a member of the Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hagerstown, Maryland. She retired in 1985 from Flowers Manufacturing in Keene. Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Jefferson Jackson on March 23, 1988. She is survived by daughter, Dixie L. Jackson of Telephone, Texas; two sons, Ray Jackson of Shreveport, Louisiana, and Buster Jackson of Hagerstown, Maryland; two sisters, Pearl Pickett of Belton, Texas, and Ethel Gossett of San Antonio, Texas; two brothers, Luther Talley of Hillsboro, Ohio, and Thomas Talley of California; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren

ISABEL V. O'BRIEN
1929-2001
Mass of Christian Burial for Isabel Virginia Delgado O'Brien, 71, of Crowley will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 30 at Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church, 3601 Altamesa Boulevard in Fort Worth. Burial will be at Burleson Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jack O'Brien, Mark O'Brien, Jim O'Brien, Rick Urbanek, Scott Hester and Bill Beth. Mrs. O'Brien died Friday, May 25, 2001. She was a homemaker.
She was born July 21, 1929, in Chicago, Illinois, the eighth of nine children of Joseph and Mary Delgado. She attended Providence High School and at that time met the love of her life, Johnny O'Brien. A dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she loved each of her family members "the best." A true servant of all, she was dignified and elegant in all her undertakings, and her husband called her "Queenie." Mrs. O'Brien was a devout Christian and was filled with the Spirit of God. She was a member of St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church, Bible Study Fellowship and Third Order of St. Francis. She had the gift of hospitality, and everyone was welcome in their home. The mother of eight children, she never tired of teaching her family about God. She was clothed with strength and dignity, and she spoke with wisdom and discernment. Her children call her blessed, and her husband praises her, saying: "Many daughters have done virtuously, but you have excelled them all." This is a woman who feared the Lord and is to be honored. She earned her reward, let her works bring her praise. Mrs. O'Brien was preceded in death by her parents; son, Michael O'Brien; brothers, Joseph and John Delgado; sister, Mary Teresa Van Wie, Aloysia Meyers; and granddaughter, Christy. She is survived by her beloved husband of 51 years, John J. O'Brien III; children, Mary Ann and John "Z-Man" Zevchak, Joan and Bill Beth, John "Jack" O'Brien, Erin and Kenneth "Rick" Urbanek, Kathleen and Scott Hester, Mark and Heather O'Brien, James and Jennie O'Brien; sisters, Dorothy Wagner, Zona Rita Gryzoski, Margaret and Van Herrero, and Loretta Bopp; 22 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Harris Methodist Hospital for the tender loving care Mrs. O'Brien received. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson/Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAM HOLLIS "HOTSHOT" CUNNINGHAM
1930-2001
Funeral services for William Hollis "Hotshot" Cunningham, 71, of Burleson were held Sunday, May 27 at South Burleson Baptist Church. Brother Dick Chappel officiated. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park. Mr. Cunningham died Friday, May 25, 2001, at a local hospice. He was retired from Lockheed (formerly General Dynamics) of Fort Worth. He was born May 9, 1930, in Hillsboro, the son of Edward and Fannie Tanner Cunningham. He served in the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1956. He lived in Hill County most of his life before moving to Burleson in 1986. Mr. Cunningham was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Kelley Cunningham; daughter, Renee Cunningham; three brothers, Eddie Cunningham of Wichita Falls, Halton Cunningham of Fort Worth, Morris Cunningham of Waco; two sisters, Velma Upchurch of Mansfield and Dorothy Earl of Aquilla. He is survived by sons, Hollis Cunningham II of Whitney, and Kelly Cunningham of Dallas; daughters, Denise Freeman, Jessica Cunningham of Burleson; brothers, Treat Cunningham of Gun Barrel City, Charles Cunningham of Hillsboro; sisters, Ela Mae Ward of Rendon, Wanda Goyer of Pasadena; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces. He was like a father to all who knew him.
Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

KRISTOPHER LYNN SYRUS
1984-2001
Funeral services for Kristopher Lynn Syrus, 16, of Crowley were held Friday, May 25 at Baumgardner Chapel in Crowley. Burial was at Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Kristopher died Monday, May 21, 2001, in Joshua. He was born August 12, 1984, in Fort Worth. He is survived by his father, Michael Syrus and wife, Sharon Robinson; mother, Kimberley Westerman and husband, Mitchell; sister, Ashley Syrus; grandfathers, Charles Syrus and J.D. Evartt; grandmother, Mary Ellen Nichols; uncle, Ricky Syrus and wife, Sherie; uncle, Cody Nichols; aunt, Jacqueline; uncle, Ross Caki; cousins, Joshua and Stormy Caki and Bubba Syrus; and special friends, Jeremy Perez, Justin Pollock, Randall Hayes, Brian Swinney and Justin England. Baumgardner Funeral Home of Crowley handled the arrangements.

SYBLE CLOUD
1926-2001
Funeral services for Syble Cloud, 75, of Granbury will be held Monday, May 28 at 10:00 a.m. at Holly Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel in Granbury. Reverend Eldon Pritchard will officiate. Interment will be at Holly Hills Memorial Park in Granbury. Mrs. Cloud died Thursday, May 24, 2001 at Trinity Missions Nursing Home. She was a homemaker. She was born May 21, 1926, in Munday, Texas. She married Thomas Cloud on January 27, 1966. A resident of Granbury for 22 years, she was a member of Thorpe Spring Baptist Church. Mrs. Cloud was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Cloud. She is survived by son, Ronald D. Struck of Orange County, California; daughters, Peggy Johnson of Burleson and Donna Huggins of Granbury; three granddaughters; two grandsons; two great-grandsons; sister, Wynell Powell of Stephenville; brother, Don Wallace of Stephenville; and her devoted dog, Rosie. Martin's Funeral Home of Granbury is in charge of arrangements.

ROBERT N. "BOB" BRANSOM
1928-2001
Funeral services for Robert N. "Bob" Bransom, 73, of Burleson were held Tuesday, May 22 at The First United Methodist Church of Burleson. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Bransom died Sunday, May 20, 2001, in a local hospital. He was a retired Banker. He was born January 5, 1928, in Burleson.
Mr. Bransom is survived by his wife of 16 years, Jessie R. Bransom; son, Jerry Nelson; two daughters, Debby Bransom and her husband, David Houston, and Phyllis Clos and her husband, Bob; brother, George E. Bransom, Jr. and his wife, Alice; sister, Dixie Hurst and her husband, Clyde; eight grandchildren, Bradley and Melisa Bransom, Amy and Shane Cash, Nick and Sarah Klein, Lee and Kimberly Kendall; nine great-grandchildren, Tristen Bransom, Mikayla Cash, Faiythe, Andrew, Myranda and Emily Klein, Kayla, Zachary and Ian Kendall. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

MARGIE POWELL BRANSOM
1940-2001
Funeral services for Margie Powell Bransom, 60, of Burleson will be held Thursday, May 24 at 10:30 a.m. in the Cleburne Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Charles Payne will officiate. Burial will be at Baker-Lain Cemetery in Johnson County, Texas. Visitation will be 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cleburne Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Zeke Powell, Brett Powell, Joey Quattlebaum, Justin Quattlebaum, Roy Gene Henderson and Robert Montanez. Mrs. Bransom died Monday, May 21, 2001, in Cleburne. She was a homemaker. She was born August 4, 1940, in Alvarado, Texas to Thomas Ebry Powell and Martha Bryant Powell. She married Willie Bee Bransom on December 21, 1958, in Oklahoma. She was a Baptist. Mrs. Bransom was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Dusty Earley on December 1, 2000, and her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Powell. She is survived by her husband, Willie Bee Bransom of Burleson; daughter, Mardi Earley of Cleburne; two grandsons, Bllade Earley and Gunter Earley; two sisters, Billie Key and husband, Clarence, and Tommie Quattlebaum and husband, Jack, both of Cleburne; two brothers, Gene Powell and wife, Margaret, of Cleburne, and Troy Powell and wife, Mary, of Walnut Springs. The Cleburne Funeral Home of Cleburne is in charge of arrangements.

OTIS DALE KOONSMAN
1945-2001
Funeral Services for Otis Dale Koonsman, 55, of Crowley were held Friday, April 18 at Baumgardner Chapel in Crowley. Burial was at Erath Garden of Memories in Stephenville. Mr. Koonsman died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at a local hospital. He was the owner of Crowley Pest Control. He was born November 20, 1945, in Gorman.
Mr. Koonsman is survived by his wife, Lora Koonsman of Crowley; sons, Randy Koonsman of Crowley and Ronnie Reitzer and wife, Paula, of Burleson; daughter, Renee Woods and husband, Forrest, of Watauga; mother, Mary Irene Koonsman of Stephenville; brother, R.D. Koonsman of Stephenville; sister, Alma Jean Lockett of North Richland Hills; and three grandchildren. Baumgardner Funeral Home of Crowley handled the arrangements.

JOHN C. MITCHELL
1940-2001
Funeral services for John C. Mitchell, 61, of Burleson were held Saturday, May 19 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park. Mr. Mitchell died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at a mid-cities area hospital. He was a retired customer support manager. He was born March 30, 1940, in Crosbyton, Texas, the son of Elmer Reese and Era May Curry Mitchell. He married Ruth Beavers in Lubbock, Texas on December 31, 1960. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Kearsarge from 1958-1962. He retired from Bell Helicopter in 2000 after 30 years of service. A resident of Burleson for nine years, Mr. Mitchell formerly lived in North Richland Hills. He enjoyed farming and raising cattle, woodworking, travel, piddling and naps. He also enjoyed shopping for farming antiques, playing the guitar, family sing-alongs and watermelon trucks. He enjoyed life. Mr. Mitchell is survived by his wife of 41 years, Ruth Mitchell of Burleson; son, Vince Lee Mitchell and wife, Michelle, of North Grafton, Massachusetts; daughter, Kristi K. Mitchell of Burleson; grandchildren and best friends, Orrin Lee Mitchell, Madison Rhea Mitchell and Jacquelyn Elizabeth Roberts; brothers, Ronald Reese Mitchell of Whitney, Tommy Jack Mitchell and James Dale Mitchell, both of Burleson; sisters, Shirley Lee Little of Alvarado, Judy Elaine Culbertson of Ft. Stockton, Nicki Gail Mitchell of Idalou and Karen Jeanette Jordan of Burleson; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to a women's or children's shelter of choice. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

EDNA KATHERINE SARGENT
1915-2001
A family gathering for Edna Katherine Sargent, 86, of Crowley was held Wednesday, May 9 at Baumgardner Funeral Home in Crowley. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. Mrs. Sargent died Monday, May 7, 2001, in Fort Worth. She was a homemaker. She was born March 22, 1915, in Concord, New Hampshire, to Dennis and Katherine Zambs Marguis. Mrs. Sargent was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Sargent. She is survived by sons, Douglas E. Sargent of Crowley, Alan E. Sargent of West Suffield, Connecticut, and Richard R. Sargent of Amston, Connecticut; brother, Paul Marguis of Wellington, New Zealand; sister, Helen Datson of Manchester, Connecticut; ten grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Baumgardner Funeral Home of Crowley handled the arrangements.

PRESTON WILLARD ROWLAND
1928-2001
Funeral services for Preston Willard Rowland, 73, of Hurst were held Wednesday, May 9 at Baumgardner Funeral Home in Crowley. Mr. Rowland died Sunday, May 6, 2001, in Bedford. He was a retired heavy equipment operator. He was born January 6, 1928, in Broken Bow, Oklahoma to Jack H. and Bertha Clouse Rowland. He was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Rowland is survived by his son, John Rowland of Fort Worth; daughters, Wanice Brown of Pottsboro and Teresa Johnson of Cleburne; brothers, Bob Rowland of Crowley, Jack Rowland of Beaumont; sisters, Margie Strawther of Houston, Joann Chance of Nederland, Imogene Thompson of Vidor and Marion Wilson of Nederland; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Baumgardner Funeral Home of Crowley handled the arrangements.

ROY G. HUNT, SR.
1910-2001
Funeral services for Roy G. Hunt, Sr., 90, of Keene were held Monday, May 14 at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Keene. There was a private graveside service at the Keene Memorial Cemetery in Keene. Mr. Hunt died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, in a local nursing home. He was a retired Associate Business Manager. He was born November 29, 1910, in Buffalo, New York. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, 1942-1945. He was employed by Southwestern Adventist University in Keene for 26 years. Mr. Hunt is survived by his wife, Gloria A. Hunt of Keene; sons, Roy G. Hunt, Jr. and wife, Earlenne, of Cleburne, Kevin Duane Hunt and wife, Robin, of Arlington, Bradley Craig Hunt and wife, Cindy, of Keene; daughter, Janine Marie Rooney and husband, Robert, of Cleburne; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home in Cleburne handled the arrangements.

ORA LEE MERCER
1902-2001
Funeral services for Ora Lee Mercer, 98, were held Tuesday, May 15 at Greenwood Chapel. Burial was at Greenwood Memorial Park. Miss Mercer died Saturday, May 12, 2001, in Fort Worth. She was a retired nurse. She was born December 10, 1902, in Burleson to George Silas and Plummer Estelle Mercer. She was the second of seven children. She graduated from Burleson High School in 1919, and soon after went to Decatur Baptist College, where she graduated in 1921. Miss Mercer had always wanted to become a nurse, but knew that she would have to pay her own way in order to make her dreams come true. To obtain tuition money she became a teacher in the old Rock Tank Community in Johnson County in the early 20's. In 1926, she received her Graduate Nursing degree from Baptist Hospital of Fort Worth School of Nursing. In 1929, she graduated from the obstetric nursing program at the Chicago Lying-in Hospital and Dispensary. In 1931, she completed a postgraduate course in General Anesthesia from the Grace Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. She worked many years for Doctors R.L. Grogan and T.D. Mayo, and was present at many births over her long career. Miss Mercer was a resident of Fort Worth since 1923, and was a longtime member of St. Stephen Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth. Miss Mercer is survived by sisters, Mozelle McNutt of Baltimore, Maryland, and Laverne Fortney of Houston; numerous nieces and nephews, including Michelle Griffith of Burleson, Ralph McNutt of Baltimore, Maryland, and Jerry Mercer of Lexington, Kentucky. The family would like to express their gratitude to the ladies of St. Stephen Presbyterian Church for their kindness and the care they have shown Miss Mercer through the years. Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

ANDREW HAROLD "ANDY" BLAIR
Funeral services for Andrew Harold "Andy" Blair, 35, of Burleson will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 16 at The Church at Burleson. Burial will be at Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Mr. Blair died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospital. He was a corporate trust officer for First Southwest. He had been a resident of Burleson since 1973 and was a 1984 graduate of Burleson High School. He graduated from Baylor University in 1990. He married Tammy Lynette Grogg on June 23, 1990, in Burleson. Mr. Blair was a member of The Church at Burleson and enjoyed playing soccer. A devout Christian, he was a loving and devoted husband, father and son. Mr. Blair is survived by his wife, Tammy Blair of Burleson; daughter, Katelyn Blair of Burleson; parents, Andy and Rita Blair of Burleson; brother, David Blair and wife, Ofelia, of Burleson; grandparents, Marie Blue of Waco and Katherine Morton of Burleson; nieces, Olivia and Megan Blair of Burleson; parents-in-law, Reece and Bonnie Grogg of Burleson; great-aunt, Rita Fay Willson of Waco; uncle, Walter Morton of Tampa, Florida; cousins, Charlie Farrar of Waco, Cindy Smith of Lucedale, Mississippi, Katie Spencer and husband, Tim, of Oregon; a host of other family members and friends. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of the arrangements.

JOSH ANTHONY HYATT
1995-2001
Funeral services for Josh Anthony Hyatt, 5, of Joshua will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 17 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Burial will be at Everman Cemetery. Josh died Sunday, May 13, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was a student. He was born July 1, 1995, in Fort Worth and attended school at North Joshua Elementary School. Josh is survived by his parents, Robert and Edna Hyatt of Joshua; brother, Scott Hyatt of Joshua; grandparents, Carolyn and Henry Manuel of Everman and Betty Wilson of Garland; great-grandparents, L.D. and Cathy Wolfe of Arlington; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of the arrangements.

MAUDE ETHEL MC DONALD
1904-2001
Funeral services for Maude Ethel McDonald, 96, of Burleson were held Wednesday, May 9 at Burleson Memorial Chapel. Dr. Mike Milburn officiated. Burial was at Burleson Memorial Park. Pallbearers were David McDonald, Keith Garrett, Craig Garrett, Cory Dugan, Jason Dugan, Timothy Dugan. Mrs. McDonald died Saturday, May 5, 2001, in Fort Worth. She was a homemaker. She was born in Mead, Indian Territory, on December 25, 1904, to George and Elizabeth Womack. She and her family traveled by covered wagon to their new home in Benjamin, Texas, where she later met and married her beloved husband, Guy McDonald. She was a devoted, loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved quilting, sewing and gardening. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Mrs. McDonald was preceded in death by her husband, Guy McDonald; son, Kenneth; daughter, Elaine Garrett; parents, George and Elizabeth Womack; four brothers; four sisters, grandson, Ricky McDonald; great-grandson, Bryan Matthew Wood. She is survived by son, Brooks McDonald and wife, Helen, of Burleson; daughter, Beth Wright and husband, Joe, of Waxahachie; daughter-in-law, Cloyce McDonald of Fort Worth; grandsons, David McDonald and wife, Susan, of Burleson, Keith Garrett of Fort Worth and Craig Garrett of Fort Worth; granddaughters, Regina Wood and fiance, Mark Reese,of Waxahachie, Deans Morgan and husband, Danny, of Waxahachie, Karen Grippin and husband, Scott, of Hurst, and Kathy Garrett and fiance, Russ Colomo, of Burleson; great-grandsons, Derrick McDonald, Cory, Jason and Tim Dugan; great-granddaughters, Amber Brawley, Leah McDonald, Lauren and Jessica McDonald, Sydni, Katie and Abby Grippin, Courtney Colomo; great-great-granddaughters, Skyler and Cheyenne Brawley, Paige Campbell; brothers, Levi and Jesse Womack; four sisters-in-law; special friends Duane and Peggy Garrett, residents of Huguley Retirement Center; and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Emery J. Lilge Community Hospice House or a charity of choice. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

ROBERT "BOB" ERNST
1942-2001
Memorial services for Robert "Bob" Ernst, 59, of Keene will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 11 in Cleburne Funeral Home Chapel. Chaplain Ted Blaylock and Chaplain Peter Casillas will officiate. Mr. Ernst died Sunday, May 6, 2001, in Cleburne. He was employed by Wal-Mart in the Produce Department. He was a longtime Cleburne resident and former manager of Mazzio's Pizza. He was born February 11, 1942, in St. Louis County, Missouri to Charles J. Ernst and Rosalie T. Roper Ernst. He married Carol Cordero on May 9, 2000, in Fort Worth. He was a graduate of the St. Louis, Missouri University. Mr. Ernst is survived by his wife, Carol Ernst of Keene; son, R. Charles Ernst of Valley Park, Missouri; daughter, Angela Ernst of Salt Lake City, Utah; stepdaughter, Mandy Ballenger of Keene; sister, Rosalind Swanson of Venice, Florida; and four grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Community Hospice, 1208-B W. Henderson, Cleburne, Texas 76031 The Cleburne Funeral Home of Cleburne is in charge of arrangements.

BARBARA BULLARD PERKINS EAKIN
1936-2001
Graveside services for Barbara Bullard Perkins Eakin, 65, of Burleson were held Tuesday, May 8 at Glenwood Cemetery in Alvarado. Reverend Carl Sims officiated. Mrs. Eakin died Friday, May 4, 2001, at Medical Plaza Hospital in Fort Worth. She was a nursing home administrator. She was born January 18, 1936, in Milford, Texas. She married Bobby Eakin on March 17, 1991, in Alvarado. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the V.F.W. in Alvarado. Mrs. Eakin is survived by her husband, Bobby Eakin of Burleson; sons, Franklin D. Perkins, Darryn Andrew Perkins and Jeremy Scott Perkins, all of Burleson; daughters, Tina Marie Perkins McClung and Geneva Suzanne Perkins Halverson, both of Burleson, and Patricia Diane Perkins Evans of Alvarado; mother, Mildred Perkins Bullard of Burleson; brothers, Lloyd Bullard of Dallas, Brian Bullard of Manasas, Virginia, Ray Bullard of Joshua, Roland Bullard of Grand Prairie and Jim Bullard of Mesquite; sister, June Stouch of Le Pierre, Michigan; seven grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Clayton Kay Funeral Home of Alvarado handled the arrangements.

JUNE CROWDER
1927-2001
Funeral services for June Crowder, 73, of Joshua were held Tuesday, May 8 at Lane Prairie Baptist Church in Joshua. Burial was at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Tolar, west of Granbury. Mrs. Crowder died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at a local hospital. She was a homemaker. She was born June 21, 1927, in Cement, Oklahoma to Charlie and Eula Cary, the third of four daughters. Formerly of Justin, she and her husband, Paul, moved to Joshua four years ago. She was a member of Lane Prairie Baptist Church. Mrs. Crowder is survived by her husband, Paul Crowder of Joshua; son, John Dear of Fort Worth; daughters, LaDonna Harris of Weatherford and Sharon Barton of Joshua; step-daughter, Mary Kamerdeiner; sisters, Olga Hafford and Jackie Mask, both of Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and five foster grandchildren. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

DESSIE (DUDE) GEEO
1906-2001
Graveside services for Dessie (Dude) Geeo, 94, of Burleson were held Saturday May 5 at Bethesda Cemetery in Burleson. Mrs. Geeo died Thursday, May 3, 2001, in Burleson. She was a retired seamstress. Mrs. Geeo was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dewey; sisters, Lillian, Eunice and Muriel; brothers, Marshal, Guy, J.L. and Jesse. She is survived by sister, Ruth Nanney of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Marie Mires of Burleson; nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Bethesda Cemetery Association, 6801 CR 803, Burleson, Texas 76028. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

NELMA W. THOMPSON
1920-2001
Graveside services for Nelma W. Thompson, 81, of Lufkin were held Tuesday, May 8 in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. Reverend Gaylon Henry officiated. Mrs. Thompson died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at her home. She was an elementary school teacher. She was born January 26, 1920, in Reed, Oklahoma, the oldest child of Luther and Nettie (Smith) Robertson. A former resident of Burleson for 29 years, she had lived in Lufkin for the past five years. For many years she was an elementary school teacher in Houston and Burleson. She was a member of the Texas State Teachers Association and of South Park Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Mrs. Thompson is survived by her husband, J.D. Thompson of Lufkin; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Lynn Metteauer of Lufkin, and Kay and Doug Bellamy of Plano; son, Rocky and Netha Thompson of Lufkin; grandchildren, Richard and Jill Burton of Springdale, Arizona, Ashley Verner of Lufkin, Paige and Bruce Priddy of Dallas, Heather and Jonathan Shea of Plano, Alana Thompson and Jason Burton, both of Lufkin; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Laverne Ashton of Scottsdale, Arizona and Jean Leathers of Dumas, Texas; brothers, Jerry Robertson of Darrouzett, Texas and Bob Robertson of Rolla, Missouri Memorials may be made to Hospice in the Pines, 116 S. Raguet, Lufkin, Texas 75904. Carroway Funeral Home of Lufkin handled the arrangements.

CHRIS FAIRCHILD
1982-2001
Funeral services for Chris Fairchild, 18, of Burleson were held Tuesday, May 8 at South Burleson Baptist Church. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Chris passed away after a long illness on Friday, May 4, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospital. He was a student. He was born August 11, 1982, in Fort Worth. He attended Burleson public school until the year 2000, and loved all kinds of sports. Chris is survived by his parents, Larry and Trina Fairchild of Burleson; brothers, Brian Lee Fairchild of Burleson, Richard Dean Fairchild of Dallas; sisters, Lori Jane Fairchild of Burleson, Kimberly Sue Row of East Texas; grandparents, Lee H. and Jessie Irene Fairchild of Fort Worth, Myron Ray and Mildred Jane Holamon of Fort Worth; niece, Hayley Fairchild; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

ROBERTA ANN "BOBBIE" BINNION
1920-2001
Funeral services for Roberta Ann "Bobbie" Binnion, 80, of Burleson were held Tuesday, May 1 at Baumgardner Funeral Home in Crowley. Reverend Barry McCarthy officiated. Burial was at Skyvue Memorial Gardens in Fort Worth. Mrs. Binnion died Friday, April 27, 2001, in Alvarado. She was a retired waitress for Monnigs Department Store Cafeteria. She was born October 9, 1920, in Alton, Illinois to Steve and Audry Haynes Martin. Mrs. Binnion is survived by her son, Riley Binnion of Choctaw, Oklahoma; daughters, Nora Wagner of Fort Worth, Georgia Petersen and Grace Sargent, both of Burleson; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Baumgardner Funeral Home of Crowley handled the arrangements.

AUDNY R. BROWN
1916-2001
Funeral services for Audny R. Brown, 84, of Crowley were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 25 at Laurel Land Chapel of Chimes in Fort Worth. Burial was at Kilgore Cemetery in Kilgore, Texas. Mr. Brown died Monday, April 23, 2001, in a Burleson nursing home. He was a retired Civil Service Clerk. He was born September 1, 1916. Mr. Brown is survived by his son, Jimmy Wayne Brown of Bossier, Louisiana; daughter, Lavonia Payne of Crowley; sisters, Louise Hetkes of Texas City, Doris Norris of Chandler; five grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

LOU ELLEN ALLEN
Funeral services for Lou Ellen Allen, 92, of Burleson will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 29 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 30 at Woodmen Cemetery in DeKalb, Texas. Visitation was from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Mrs. Allen died Thursday, April 26, 2001. She was a homemaker and a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Formerly of DeKalb, Mrs. Allen had been a resident of Burleson for 3 1/2 years. She lived most of her life in Red River and Bowie Counties. She enjoyed gardening and needlework. Mrs. Allen is survived by her husband, Wilson K. Allen of Burleson; sons, William Stringer and wife, Beverly, of Grand Prairie, John Russell Stringer and wife, Becky, of Nolanville, Texas; brothers, E.J. Williams of Nashville, Tennessee, John M. Williams of Kingsland, Texas; sisters, Vashti Copland of Fairfax, Virginia, Mamie Winters of Wichita Falls; stepsons, Jerry Wilson Allen and wife, Ginger, of Burleson, William Edward Allen of Burleson; stepdaughter, Beverly Ann Hicks of Tulsa, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Wayland Stringer and wife, Shonna, of Irving, Patricia Wilson and husband, Andrew, of Phoenix, Arizona, James Paul Stringer of Grand Prairie; step-grandsons, Brandon Hicks of Tulsa, Oklahoma; step-granddaughters, Melynie Gardner and husband, Brett, of Fort Worth, Amy Sharp of Burleson, Donna Sharp of Bedford, Caron Byington of Fort Worth, Teri Allen of Dallas; and six great-grandchildren. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

C.C. RAWLINS
1922-2001
Memorial services for C.C. Rawlins, 79, of Burleson were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Mr. Rawlins died Thursday, February 8, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was a retired general contractor. He was born in San Benito on January 2, 1922. He enlisted in the Army Air Forces and served his country in Africa and Italy. He lived and worked in Minnesota and Illinois. He moved to Burleson in 1977 where he owned and operated Master Service Company as a general contractor in air conditioning and heating. He also studied hypnotherapy and helped many people become nonsmokers. Mr. Rawlins is survived by his wife, Wanda Rawlins of Burleson; daughter, Pamela Sanders and her husband, Doug, of Fort Dodge, Iowa; stepson, Roland Burt of Chino Valley, Arizona; stepdaughters, Teri Dawes of Bedford, Donna Lake of Cleburne and Carol Love of Bakersfield, California; sister, Beth Lett of Athens, Texas; grandson, A.J. Sanders of Jackson, Wyoming; nine step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

KODY DEAN BRUNER
1997-2001
Funeral services for Kody Dean Bruner, 3, were held Wednesday, April 4 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Kody died Friday, March 30, 2001, at a local hospital.
He was born September 27, 1997, in Fort Worth. A most precious gift from God was Kody. He touched the lives of each and every person whose path he encountered. His time was so little, his memory so large. He will always be missed and eternally be loved. Kody is survived by his parents, Curtis and Billye Bruner; grandmother, Bobbie Tawater; grandfather, Steve Tawater; great-grandmother, Frances Blissett; great-grandmother, Catherine Bruner; special aunt, Linda Crane, grandmother, Janice Perry; grandfather, Gene Bruner; brother, Kiel Bruner; sisters, Kailey Bruner and Kirsten Bruner; Aunt Steffie, Aunt Robin King; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

GRACE MYRL DICKESON
1909-2001
Graveside services for Grace Myrl Dickeson, 91, of Joshua were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 at Crowley Cemetery. A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Crowley. Mrs. Dickeson died Sunday, April 15, 2001, in Fort Worth. She was a homemaker. She was born October 24, 1909, in Crowley to George and Ruby Thompson Bovell. She married Welbourn Dickeson on October 11, 1930. She and her husband operated a farm south of Crowley for over 50 years. She was a lifetime member of First Presbyterian Church of Crowley, where her great-grandparents, James and Caroline Thompson were founding members during the early 1890s. Mr. Dickeson was preceded in death by her husband, Welbourn, on June 17, 1990. She is survived by daughters, Sherrill Dickeson Wolford of Detroit, Michigan and Carol Jean Moody and husband, Bert, of Crowley; grandson, Stephen Todd Moody and wife, Keira, of Fort Worth; granddaughters, Cynthia Lynn Wolford of Phoenix, Arizona and Leigh Ann Moody of Fort Worth; grandson, Donald Dickeson Wolford of Detroit, Michigan; and great-grandson, Jared Sutton Moody of Fort Worth. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Crowley or James L. West Care Center. Baumgardner Funeral Home of Crowley handled the arrangements.

A.D. DAVIS
Funeral services for A.D. Davis, 73, of Crowley were held Tuesday, April 17 at Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Mr. Davis died Friday, April 13, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was a truck driver. Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Johnnie Davis of Crowley; daughters, Kay Dubose of Kilgore and Carolyn Hensley and husband, Jerry, of Crowley; brothers, S.W. Davis of Deer Park and Odell Davis of Fort Worth; sisters, Alma Lynn Phillips of Buffalo and Juanita Johnson of Mount Pleasant; grandchildren, Shane, Lance, Laura, Jeremy and Amber; and five great-grandchildren. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

JEANIE ALLEN
1943-2001
Funeral services for Jeanie Allen, 58, of Burleson were held Monday, April 23 at Steppingstone Family Church in Burleson. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne. Mrs. Allen died Friday, April 20, 2001, at her home. She was a homemaker. She was born February 7, 1943, in Gloucester, Virginia. She was an Army Veteran serving her country from 1961 to 1964. She was a longtime member of Steppingstone Family Church in Burleson where she was a greeter for many years. She loved her family and her church dearly. Mrs. Allen is survived by her husband of 36 years, Larry Allen of Burleson; sons, David Allen and wife, Carla, of Crowley, Daniel Allen of Burleson, Paul Allen and wife, Virginia, of Euless, Jason Allen and wife, Donna, of Godley; daughter, Valerie Nichols and husband, Jeffery, of Burleson; brothers and sister, Hughe Howard, Stewart Howard, Robert Howard and Elouise Shankle, all of Gloucester, Virginia; mother Beatrice Harwood of Gloucester, Virginia; and four grandchildren. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

ORVILLE E. BELCHER
1923-2001
Funeral services for Orville E. Belcher, 78, of Fort Worth will be held at 9:30 am Friday, April 27 in Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation is from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood. Mr. Belcher died Sunday, April 22, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was a retired systems analyst. He was born February 7, 1923, in Lincoln County. Mr. Belcher is survived by sons, Charles Belcher of Burleson, Earl Belcher and Gary Belcher, both of Fort Worth, and Darrell Belcher of Bridgeport; eight grandchildren; sister, Juanita Belcher Gross of Jacksonville, Florida and Mrytle Bundy of Bakersfield, California; brother, Carl Belcher of Lancaster, California; and nieces, Verna Blandford of Bakersfield, California and Pat Thorp of Seattle, Washington. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association, 4425 West Airport Freeway, Suite 130, Irving, Texas 75062. Greenwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JAMES "JIM" ABSTON
1917-2001
Funeral services for James "Jim" Abston, 84, of Burleson will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Mr. Abston died Monday, April 23, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was a retired supervisor for Lone Star Gas. He was born March 26, 1917, in Rayland, Texas. He was a member of the Burleson Church of Christ for 50 years, the Burleson Lions Club, the Band Booster Club, and was involved in other civic and community activities. Mr. Abston is survived by his wife, Nell Abston of Burleson; brother, Hubert Abston of Vernon; sisters, Louise Flowers of Hobbs, New Mexico, Maurine Pierce of Hobbs, New Mexico, Wanda Derr of Irving; grandson, Karl Abston of Burleson; great-grandsons, Aaron and Bradley Abston of Burleson; stepsons, Kenneth Orr of Burleson, Kevin Orr of Abilene; stepdaughter, Kay Colley of Arlington; seven step-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations to Community Hospice of Texas, 1208 W. Henderson, Cleburne, Texas 76031. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.

RAYMOND H. "RAY" FORD
1927-2001
Funeral services for Raymond H. "Ray" Ford, 73, of Burleson were held Saturday, April 14 at Mountain Valley Funeral Home Chapel in Burleson. Mr. Ford died Friday, April 13, 2001, in Fort Worth. He was a retired Bell Helicopter employee. He was born November 3, 1927, in Fort Worth. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He retired from Bell Helicopter on December 31, 1993. He was a member of the Burleson Church of Christ. Mr. Ford was preceded in death by his father, Raymond "Pete" Ford in 1979, and his mother, Willie Mae Ford on November 28, 2000. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Anita R. Ford of Burleson; sons, Gary Wayne Davis and wife, Laurie, of Burleson, Kenneth Charles Davis and wife, Ladonna, of Mansfield, Bret Allen Ford and wife, Kathy, of Fort Worth; sisters, Laniece Blevins of Santo and JoAnn Butler of River Oaks; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Burleson Church of Christ Library, 820 S.W. Wilshire Blvd., Burleson, Texas 76028. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson handled the arrangements.

W.D. "DOYLE" MC MAHAN
1921-2001
Funeral services for W.D. "Doyle" McMahan, 79, of Burleson were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21 in Greenwood Chapel. Burial was at Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation was from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mr. McMahan died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospital. He was a retired aerospace tech writer. He was born May 24, 1921, in Antelope. He served in World War II in both Italy and Africa. He retired from General Dynamics after many years of service. Mr. McMahan was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel McMahan; brother, J.D. McMahan, Jr.; sisters, Pauline Wyatt, Mildred Raines, Nova Anderson and Mary Imogene McMahan. He is survived by daughter, Natacha Royal and husband, Randy; grandchildren, Renee Rose, Dani-Rae Fox and Charles F. Royal; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of North Texas, 1840 E. Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76103. Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

LEROY RAWDON
1937-2001
Funeral services for Leroy Rawdon, 64, of Kennedale were held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Fort Worth. Burial was at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation was from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Rawdon died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at a local hospital. He was a retired iron worker for commercial construction. He was born January 30, 1937. He was a member of the I.B.C.A., Cowtown Cookers Association and the Color Me Gone Cooking Team. Mr. Rawdon was preceded in death by a grandson, Billy Don Dunaway, in 1997. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Rosie Rawdon; son, Roy Dale Rawdon; daughters, Vera Lopez, Barbara Fielding, Judy Rawdon and Mandy Rawdon; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Ray, Sonny and Buddy Rawdon; sisters, Bobbi Nelson, Jean Richardson and Ellen Wagner; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth handled the arrangements.

SHERON LYNN CUNNIFF
1952-2001
Private graveside services for Sheron Lynn Cunniff, 48, of Joshua were held at Green Acres Cemetery in Cleburne. A reception and a memorial service celebrating Sheron's life were held Tuesday, April 10 at St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Burleson. Reverend Linda Snelling officiated. Ms. Cunniff died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at her home in Joshua.
She was born August 9, 1952, in Fort Worth. She was a resident of the Joshua and Burleson area since 1989. She was a member of St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Burleson. She attended violin-making school in Salt Lake City, Utah, and attended Texas Wesleyan University and the University of Texas at Arlington. Ms. Cunniff is survived by her daughter, Dinora Cunniff of Joshua; son, Sam Cunniff of Joshua; parents, Dr. Nelda Cunniff-Isenberg and Lewis Isenberg of Granbury; brothers and sisters-in-law, Allen Wayne and Karen Cunniff of Olympia, Washington, Jerry and Judy Cunniff of Joshua, John and Kristen Isenberg of Burbank, California, Jennifer Isenberg of Austin, California; grandmother, Hazel Cobern of Granbury; nieces and nephews, Jason Cunniff, Michelle Cunniff, Jaycob Cunniff, Cayden Cunniff, Makynna Cunniff, Meara Isenberg; special and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; friend and soul mate, Roland deCastro of Athens; and many loyal and loving friends. In lieu of usual remembrances, the family has requested that memorials be made to St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 380 N.W. Tarrant, Burleson, Texas 76028, the Osteopathic Medical Center, Oncology Dept., 1000 Montgomery St., Fort Worth, Texas 76107, or to the M.D. Anderson Hospital, Lymphoma Research, 1515 Holcombe, Houston,Texas 77030. Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home in East Athens, Texas handled the arrangements.

KENNETH ALLEN HADLEY
1931-2001
Funeral services for Kenneth Allen Hadley, 69, of Burleson will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 11 at Mountain Valley Chapel. Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Kimbell Bend Cemetery. Mr. Hadley died April 8, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospital. He was a retired shopkeeper. He was born September 23, 1931, in Kopperl, Texas, the son of Jess and Tennessee Flora Hadley. He had been a resident of Burleson for 27 years. When the Santa Fe shops in Cleburne closed in 1988, he retired from the Santa Fe Railroad after 35 years of service. Mr. Hadley was a member of Cleburne Masonic Lodge, The Scottish Rite Bodies, The York Rite, and Moslah Shrine in Fort Worth. He had been a member of Primera Iglesia Bautista Sun West in Alvarado since 1993, a Hispanic mission of Primera Iglesia Bautista Emanuel in Cleburne. He greatly enjoyed working with our Hispanic culture, just as they were all his very own family. The greatest desire of his and Mrs. Hadley's heart was to raise their little girl Angela (Angelita) in a Christian home and dedicate their lives to seeing that Angela knew all about attending the Lord's house and knowing all about Jesus and His promise to be loving, caring and taking care of His children, especially in times when a child loses a dear loved one. She knows at only age five she will meet her daddy again in Heaven. Mr. Hadley was preceded in death by brother, James Bruce Hadley; and sister, Elena Collins. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Debbie Hadley of Burleson; sons, Kendall Allen Hadley and wife, Vickie, of Fort Worth, Steven Randall Hadley of Bay St. Louis, Missouri, Joe Bruce Hadley and wife, Pam, of Alvarado; daughters, Aly Allen-Engstrom and husband, Chuck, of Burleson, Ellen Yvonne Cherry and husband, Tim, of Alvarado, Angela Lee Ory of Burleson; seven grandsons; four granddaughters; one great-grandson; two great-granddaughters; and godchild, Kendra Lynn Rice of Cleburne. Mountain Valley Funeral Home of Burleson is in charge of arrangements.


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