Emerald Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery

The beauty and rich history of Emerald Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery are celebrated throughout our community. Our outstanding funeral home and cemetery combination allows families the convenience, simplicity and value of planning all final arrangements from one beautiful location. At Emerald Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery, we believe that every life is unique. The choices you make to celebrate that life can also be as personalized as you wish. For those who want to plan their arrangements in advance, Emerald Hills offers The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. EMERALD HILLS FUNERAL HOME In 1987, Emerald Hills Funeral Home opened amidst the beautiful oaks of Emerald Hills Cemetery. We're here to listen and provide options to meet your needs. Whether you prefer cremation with a small family gathering or would like a large traditional funeral, you can trust us to assist you in planning and honoring your final wishes. Emerald Hills is a beautiful facility. Just inside the main entrance, through doors of finely crafted beveled glass, families will find the most comfortable of surroundings. Our inspiring chapel seats more than 200 guests, and features rich wood tones and cathedral ceilings. Other amenities include two visitation rooms, a pleasant family room and ample, well-lighted parking. EMERALD HILLS CEMETERY Founded in 1907, Emerald Hills is important to the history of our community. Winding roadways guide visitors through the picturesque grounds and across the small brook that runs through our cemetery. Emerald Hills, consisting of 15 developed acres of a rolling landscape of mature trees, offers traditional ground burial as well as other choices. Within Emerald Hills Cemetery lies the Garden of Angels, which provides a variety of dignified interment options. Traditional side-by-side burials, lawn crypts, aboveground mausoleums and cremation urn niches can all be found here. The garden boasts lush green lawns complemented by beautiful landscaping and a lovely stone and wrought-iron fence enclosure. Two pleasant walkways lead visitors to the tranquil lawn areas and to the heart of the garden, where the figures of majestic angels overlook this emerald oasis.

Our Obituaries

Curtis McKinney Roseberry

April 27, 1934 - May 17, 2014

Curtis McKinney (Kinney) Roseberry, founding owner & operator of Roseberry Construction Company from 1969-87, went to be with the Lord Saturday, May 17, 2014. Visitation will be 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale. On Friday, May 23, 2014, at Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ in Arlington, viewing will begin at 9:30 am until the funeral service begins at...
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Joanne H Briggs

April 12, 1935 - May 16, 2014

ARLINGTON -- Joanne Briggs,79, of Arlington, passed away peacefully Friday, May 16,2014. Service: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the DFW National Cemetery in Grand Prairie, Tx. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale, Tx.
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Guadalupe Hernandez

August 11, 1928 - May 11, 2014

ARLINGTON -- Guadalupe Hernandez, 85, peacefully passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014. Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with rosary at 7 p.m. at funeral home.
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Ivy Irene Pittman

October 13, 1922 - May 11, 2014

FORT WORTH -- Ivy Irene Pittman, 91, passed away Sunday, May 11. Visitation: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at Emerald Hills funeral home, 500 Sublett Rd, Kennedale.. Graveside service will be private. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray. Ivy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grand mother. Survived by three children, Joan, Eddy, and Karen; ...
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Patricia A. Noe

December 28, 1946 - May 8, 2014

FORT WORTH -- Patricia Ann Byrom Baker Noe, age 67, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014. A visitation will be held on Monday, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Emerald Hills Funeral Home, 500 Kennedale Sublett Rd. Kennedale, A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home followed by interment in the Emerald Hills Cemetery. She was born December 28, 1946...
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Angela Marie Reinbold

July 2, 1963 - May 5, 2014

Angela Marie (Pierce) Reinbold, 51, of Haslet, TX, died Monday May 5, 2014. Services will be held at Emerald Hills Funeral Home at 500 Kennedale Sublett Rd Kennedale, TX 76060. The viewing is on Tuesday evening, May 13, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Celebration of Life services will be on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm. All are welcome to attend either or both of the services. ...
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Joe Don Patterson

April 2, 1932 - May 4, 2014

MANSFIELD -- Joe Don Patterson, 82, passed away on Sunday, May 4 at a local hospital. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Emerald Hills Memorial Chapel, 500 Sublett Rd. Kennedale with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Survivors: Daneil J. Patterson, Chantell Patterson, Courtney, Jack Patterson, Chase Patterson, Jenna Patterson
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Edna Payne Tippie

October 7, 1917 - May 4, 2014

Edna Payne Tippie passed away peacefully at her residence Sunday May 4, 2014. She was born October 7, 1917 to James Franklin Payne and Lillian Beatrice Settle. Edna married the love of her life William V. Tippie, December 7, 1940 in Bosqueville, Texas. Pecedents: Edna is preceded in death by both parents; stepmother, Ruth Payne; brother, Clarence S. Payne, and sister-in-law, Wanda Payne. ...
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Joetta Wilkie

March 31, 1928 - May 2, 2014

Joetta was born on March 1928 in Fort Worth, TX to Joseph and Aline Woods. She married October 15, 1955 to Joe Andrew Wilkie of Fort Worth, TX. Joetta graduated from Polytechnic High school in Fort Worth, TX – class of 1945. Her early career included the Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspaper, the local gas company, and Western Electric. Joetta and Joe started their family with the birth of her...
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Shirley M Crews

September 6, 1939 - April 28, 2014

Shirley Mae Crews (Ranneger) was born on September 6, 1939, to Charles J. & Phyllis M. Ranneger (Giacobetti) in Pittsburg, Kansas, and passed away on April 28, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. Shirley was half-German from her father's side and half-Italian from her mother's side. Shirley was very proud of her mixed heritage, and enjoyed sharing stories about her family with others. Throughout her...
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Lee S. Crozier

September 9, 1927 - April 22, 2014

Lee S. Crozier, 86 of Mansfield,Passed away on April 22, 2014 peacefully at her residence of natural causes. Devoted Wife, loving mother, caring grandmother and precious great grandmother.She was born in Del Rio, Texas On September 9, 1927 to the late Frank and Ruby Schmidt. Lee graduated from Del Rio High School, and had a successful accountant career.She was married to the late Col. Baalis B....
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Michael J McAuliffe

October 28, 1962 - April 17, 2014

ARLINGTON -- Michael J McAuliffe passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014. Michael was a avid sports fan who loved to play golf. He had a tough exterior but a smile that would give away his soft heart. Gone, but never forgotten. He was preceded in death by his father, William McAuliffe; and sister, Kerry McCombs. Survivors: Mother, Margie McAuliffe; children, Anthony and...
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Douglas Howard Fabio

July 14, 1954 - April 12, 2014

Douglas Howard Fabio, 59, of Arlington passed away at home Saturday. Doug was born in Miami, Florida to Owen & Grace Fabio in July 1954. He spent his childhood fishing with his dad and playing school sports. He received his masters in Health Administration and worked in Public Health throughout his life. Doug was an avid sports fan and passionately involved in his church, Grace Presbyterian, for...
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Wallace G Griffin

September 17, 1939 - April 7, 2014

ARLINGTON -- Wallace Griffin passed away Monday, April 7, 2014, in Fort Worth. Service: Noon Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6300 Crawford Lane, Forest Hill. The family will receive visitors 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home, Kennedale. Memorials: May be made in Wallace's memory to Universal Health Services, Attention: John, 5651 Bridge...
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Alice P Adams

October 3, 1933 - April 1, 2014

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Clyde Keller

September 18, 1931 - April 1, 2014

ARLINGTON -- Clyde Keller, 82, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Funeral: 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 4, at Emerald Hills Memorial Chapel, 500 W. Sublett Rd. Kennedale. Visitation: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at Emerald Hills Memorial Chapel. Clyde Keller was born in Van Texas on Sept. 18, 1931 to Clyde and Virgil Keller. Clyde was born to a family of 11 siblings...
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Shirley Ann Marie Clements

February 3, 1936 - April 1, 2014

KELLER -- Bobo, aka Shirley Ann Batchelor Hughes Clements, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at home, surrounded by her family. She was born in February 1936 to Ab & Pearl Batchelor of Fort Worth. Bobo is remembered by her family as a loving and giving friend and mother. She was happiest when she was helping others. She adored her grandchildren and made each of them...
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Deborah J Milam

August 20, 1953 - March 27, 2014

Deborah J Milam, born in August 1953 to J.C. & Frances Gilley in Fort Worth, passed away on March 27, 2014. Deborah spent 28 years guiding mentally and physically handicapped people in providing services equivalent to their skill level to help them maintain a productive and normal life. Deborah was a kind person, her work spilled over into her family life as well; her family remembers sharing...
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Michael Joseph Phelan

October 25, 1943 - March 19, 2014

MANSFIELD -- Michael "Papa" Joseph Phelan, 70, of Mansfield, TX, went to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer, Wednesday, March 19. A viewing will be held from 2-6 pm Tuesday at St. Jude Catholic Church, Mansfield, TX. Mass will be held at 6 pm followed by a Celebration of Life dinner at the church. He is preceded in death by his brother, Captain James Phelan,...
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Curtis Tech Brownlow

November 19, 1950 - March 18, 2014

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John W Garrett, Jr.

May 6, 1938 - March 13, 2014

FORT WORTH -- John Garrett Jr., born in May 1938, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014. Graveside service: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Emerald Hills Memorial Park in Kennedale. Visitation: The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday before the service inside the funeral home
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Evelyn Lucille McGreer

December 22, 1923 - March 13, 2014

ARLINGTON -- Evelyn L. McGreer, 90, of Arlington died Thursday, March 13, 2014. Graveside service: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Emerald Hill Cemetery, the Rev. Bobby Bridges officiating. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday, preceding the service, at Emerald Hills Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Evie's name to Samaritan's Purse at www.samaritanspurse.org/...
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Thomas D Corley

May 15, 1924 - March 10, 2014

Thomas Dowell Corley, 89, from Everman, TX peacefully went to be with the Lord on March 10, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Alice Marie Corley, and his four sons Ronald, John (Theo), James, and Robert (Debbie). Thomas had an abundance of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. He was born on May 15, 1924. Thomas and Alice were married on January 17,...
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Hal Vilaros

October 25, 1944 - February 26, 2014

Hal Vilaros passed away on February 26,2014. Hal was born to Harold and Margaret on October 25, 1944 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Hal was in the car wash industry all his adult life. He is preceded in death by his father Harold. Those left to cherish his memory are beloved wife of 49 years Lexi Nee Steele, mother Margaret Horn, four sons Louie Vilaros(Janice),Tony Vilaros, Gino...
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Diamantina "Tina" Lopez

November 5, 1938 - February 24, 2014

FORT WORTH -- Diamantina "Tina" Lopez, 75, of Fort Worth passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Service: 2 p.m. Friday at Emerald Hills Memorial Chapel in Kennedale. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with a rosary starting at 7 p.m. Tina was born in Winters on Nov. 4, 1938, to Otto and Concepcion "Concha" Diaz. She was the second of seven children. Upon her...
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Raymond Wink Dickey

December 6, 1951 - February 13, 2014

Raymond "Wink" Dickey passed away on February 13, 2014 in Arlington, Texas after a long illness. Wink was born on December 6, 1951 in Germantown, TN. He moved to Texas in 1989 to serve as the Executive Director for Dallas Habitat for Humanity. Wink also worked for Habitat affiliates in Memphis, Phoenix, and Austin. Wink was a visionary leader for Habitat. He once said "Habitat builds more than...
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Weldon J Pitts

December 1, 1930 - February 13, 2014

Weldon J. Pitts, born December 1, 1930 to John L. & Lillian Pitts in Caddo Mills, Texas, was surrounded by his loving family when he was welcomed into the arms of his Lord and Savior on February 13, 2014. Weldon is a longtime resident of Fort Worth and served the city in the street department for over 28 years. He enjoyed country music and taking drives through the country. Some interests...
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David L. Brown

December 12, 1955 - February 9, 2014

David Lynn Brown, 58 of Kennedale, TX passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014 at a local hospital. David was born on December 12, 1955. He is survived by his daughter Michelle L. Galvan, son Mark L. Brown, Granddaughter Isabella (Bella) Galvan, sisters, Rolene Dress, Trisha Jordan and husband, Mark Jordan many more nieces and nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his Father, Roland...
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Margie Arms

June 11, 1955 - February 2, 2014

BURLESON -- Margie Arms, passed away on February 2, 2014. Services: Funeral Service will be 10 am Saturday February 8, 2014 at Emerald Hills Funeral Home. Visitation will be 6-8 pm Friday night. Margie was born in The United Kingdom to Earl and Margaret Benson. After living abroad, she moved back to the states with her family but continued to travel extensively. Her family...
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Edward Jones

November 1, 1931 - January 31, 2014

Edward R. Jones, passed away January 31, 2014 at home in Fort Worth. Edward loved to read his bible and made good use of any excuse he could find to go fishing. He is preceded in death by two siblings; his loving wife, Carolyn S. Jones; and son Michael L. Jones. Those left to remember him include sisters; Betty J Chase, Yvonne A. Gayler, Stella Sybert; brother, Jerry D. Jones; son, Ronald...
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Janell E. Parisher

September 23, 1942 - January 31, 2014

Janell Coats Parisher, loving wife of Bill Parisher, joined our Heavenly Father on January 31, 2014 after a long illness. Funeral Service is 2 pm Wednesday February 5, 2014. The family will receive visitors from 6-8 pm Tuesday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale. Janell was retired after 25 years of service to Tarrant County. She loved and was loved by a multitude of...
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Vance Leon Day

March 10, 1951 - January 28, 2014

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Judy Davis

November 29, 1946 - January 26, 2014

Judy Davis passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Judy was born in November 1946 to O.B and Edna Davis in Grandview. Judy was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Audrey and Carolyn. Survivors: Her siblings, Edna Brown, Martha Smith, O.B.Davis, and Herbert Davis and wife, Linda; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.
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Lisa Prather Burgess

January 30, 1961 - January 18, 2014

Lisa Prather Burgess, born in January 1961 to Floyd and Mary Prather in Fort Worth, passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Lisa was a graduate of O.D Wyatt High School. She was the joy of her family, always laughing and joking around. She never met a stranger and was always willing to help family and friends alike. Lisa will join her father, Floyd, and all of her...
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Johnnie K. Moore

May 29, 1933 - January 10, 2014

ARLINGTON -- Johnnie K. Moore of Arlington passed away Friday January 10, 2014. Preceded in death by her husband Loren Moore. Survivors: daughters Susan Barker, Angela Moore; Granddaughters Amanda McKee, Ginger Smith; Son-in-law Carl Smith; Great Grandchildren, Chivona McKee, Dennis McKee, Nathan Smith, and Katherine Smith.
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Wendell W. Cribbs

October 14, 1929 - January 10, 2014

FORT WORTH -- Wendell Willard Cribbs, born in October 1929 to Willard and Bertha Cribbs in Sayer, Oklahoma, passed away peacefully January 10, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family and dedicated caregivers. Wendell served four years in the United States Air Force. He retired from Bell Helicopter Textron after 36 years of service as a manager in the product assurance department....
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Robert Loren Dove III

November 12, 1952 - January 3, 2014

ARLINGTON -- Robert Dove III passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2013. Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale. Robert was born in November 1952 to Robert Jr. and Thelma Dove in Fort Worth. He enjoyed collecting model cars, tractors, small trains and Texaco memorabilia. His family remembers him as quite the jokester, ready to give anyone a hard time with a sly...
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Glenn Lee Reese

March 5, 1944 - December 30, 2013

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Remedios Astel

November 5, 2013 - December 26, 2013

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Opal M Scroggins

February 17, 1927 - December 25, 2013

Opal M. Scroggins -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Opal M. Scroggins, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Wednesday Dec. 25, 2013 at the age of 86. Mrs Scroggins was born in February 1927, to Dewy and Annie Scroggins in Quannah, Texas, She spent her 40 year career as a nurse in Arlington and Grand Prairie. Survivors...
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Robert E Markle

July 6, 1927 - December 17, 2013

Robert Eugene Markle, 86, slipped gently from this life held by his loving wife of eight years, Dora Ann Markle on December 17, 2013. He was born in July 1927 to Oswald and Mildred Markle in Hanover, PA. Robert served in WWII in the U.S. Army. When he returned home he attended and graduated Syracuse University with a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering with an extended certificate from...
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Ethel Marie Hutchison

March 15, 1948 - December 12, 2013

Ethel Marie Hutchison born March 15,1948 in Fort Worth, Texas. Her parents were Clay Miller Lindsey Jr. and Mabel Louise Thompson. She went to be with the lord and savior on December 12, 2013 in Arlington,Texas. Funeral:12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, at Emerald Hills Memorial Chapel, 500 W. Sublett Rd. Kennedale, TX. Visitation: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, at the...
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Thomas Keith Raines

August 6, 1951 - December 12, 2013

Thomas K Raines, born in August 1951 to Thomas B. & Dorothy Raines in Landrum, South Carolina, was united with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, December 12, 2013. Keith is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary with a doctorate degree in biblical studies. He and his wife are longtime members of The First Baptist Church in Mansfield. Most of his 35 year career he spent working for the...
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Commodore "Curly" Cooper

January 31, 1938 - December 2, 2013

EVERMAN -- Commodore "Curly" Cooper born January 1938 to Carmen and Pauline Cooper in Hugo Ok, started a new journey with his Lord on Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013. Funeral: 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale. His family will remember his great jokes and his love of bass fishing. Commodore will join his parents and loving wife Judy who passed in 2003. ...
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Doris Wilma Hill Medley

November 12, 1919 - November 30, 2013

Doris Wilma Hill Medley passed away and began her new journey Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. Wilma was born in November 1919 in Denison to Orlando and Jane Hill. Wilma began her working career at the "Bomber Plant" in west Fort Worth during World War II. From there she had a very fulfilling career as a fashion model. Later on, she owned and operated several successful businesses. ...
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Darrell Erwin

April 18, 1958 - November 24, 2013

Darrell Erwin passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at the age of 55. Darrell was born in April 1958 to Carl and Dorothy Erwin in Fort Worth. He will be remembered as a good-hearted man who had a wild streak. He was dedicated to his craft as a muffler mechanic and put forth the best he had every day. Darrell was most happy when he had his motorcycle. Rain, snow or shine, he was at...
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Larry R Potter

April 29, 1946 - November 19, 2013

BURLESON -- Larry Royce Potter, 67, entered into rest Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale. Visitation: The family will receive visitors 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Haskell and Sadie Potter. Survivors: Wife, Karen; daughters, Deanna DeFoor and husband, John,...
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Marjorie L. Hickman

July 4, 1945 - November 11, 2013

Marjorie L. Swails Cassity Hickman, born in July 1945 to Donald and Marguerite Swails in St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away on November 11, 2013 in Mansfield, Texas. Marjorie graduated from Lafayette High School with the class of 1963. Throughout her life her mother lovingly referred to her as "Petey Pom Pom". She was a devoted wife, and loving mother and doting grandmother. Marjorie was a member...
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Doris B. Wright

January 6, 1928 - November 10, 2013

Doris Beatrice Hall Wright passed away on Sunday, November 10. She was born January 6 1928 in Fort Worth, Texas, She was preceded in death by her parents, Wyatt W. Hall II and mother, Minnie L. Hall, Also preceded in death by father of children: General Albert Wright and twin sons, Gerald Lynn and Byrd Daniel Wright, brother, Wyatt Hall lll, sister, Louis Treppa. She is survived by her sons,...
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Margaret Grau Smith

June 19, 1937 - November 7, 2013

Margaret Smith of Arlington, passed away peacefully on Thursday November 7, 2013.
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Billy R. Williams

October 14, 1931 - October 24, 2013

Billy R. Williams, 82, A loving husband, father, grandfather, great- great grandfather, went home to be with the Lord on Oct 24, 2013 surrounded by his family. Funeral: 10:00 am Wed Oct 30 at Emerald Hills Funeral Home, Kennedale. Interment Emerald Hills Garden of Angels. Visitation 6:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday Oct 29. Billy was born on Oct 14,1931 in Fort Worth, Tx. He was Heavey Equipmet Operator...
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Dorothy Nell Smith

October 4, 1936 - October 16, 2013

EVERMAN -- Dorothy N. Smith, of Everman, born in October 1936 passed away on October 16, 2013. Dorothy married Donald W Smith in 1951 and shared 53 years until his passing in 2004. Some of her hobbies include dancing, cooking, painting and shopping. After retiring in 2000 from Allen Printing Company after 40 years of service, she passed some of her retirement time with playing slot machines. ...
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Shirley Anne McCain

April 7, 1933 - October 15, 2013

GRAND PRAIRIE -- Shirley Anne McCain, 80, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, 207 U.S. 67, Alvarado. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Orvil and Blanche; brothers, Elwood, Leon and James; sister, Hazel; and a granddaughter, Krista Renae Fortune. ...
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Garry James Bearden

July 23, 1947 - October 11, 2013

FORT WORTH -- Garry James Bearden, 66, of Fort Worth passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hallmark Baptist Church, 4201 W. Risinger Road, Fort Worth 76123. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home, 500 W. Sublett Road, Kennedale 76060. Pallbearers: Keith Davidson, Johnny Sanders, Kolby Keeling, Vaughn Morehead, David...
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Lula C Tittle

April 27, 1926 - September 25, 2013

Lula C. Tittle passed away peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. Lula was born in April 1926 in Brownfield to Walter and Dovie Thrasher, and graduated from Mansfield High School. She retired from Harris Hospital after 20 years of service as a CNA. Lula will meet her parents in heaven. Survivors: Her children, Barbara Carver (Sammy), and Ricky Tittle; four grandchildren;...
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Owen Cain

July 9, 1925 - September 20, 2013

Owen Everett Cain, 88 of Joshua, went to live with Jesus on September 20, 2013. He was born in July of 1925 in Forest Hills, Texas, the youngest of four brothers born to Everett and Coletha Cain. Owen married Irene Maines and had two children, Linda and Johnny Cain. Owen served in the military during World War II and survived the battle of Iwo Jima. When he returned from the war, he...
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Mary Ella Allen

March 1, 1951 - September 12, 2013

Mary Ella Allen, 62, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. She was born to Melvin and Lynn Adams in March 1951 in San Antonio. Mary graduated from Sam Houston High School in Arlington in 1969. She married Robert Allen in November 1969. They share a daughter, Melissa, who was born in 1983. She worked as an office manager at a photography studio. Mary loved to travel and...
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Patsy Swindle

June 22, 1945 - September 9, 2013

Patsy Darlene Swindle, born June 1945 in Ranger, passed away peacefully September 9, 2013 at the age of 68 in Denton. Patsy grew up in Ranger and graduated from Ranger High School. She was said by many to be the most beautiful and spirited cheerleader to go through Ranger High. She enjoyed people and always was willing to share a smile and kind word or laugh. Patsy was the definition of Miss...
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Jack F. Bell

May 4, 1945 - September 4, 2013

Jack F. Bell was born in May 1945 to Mr. Jack S. & Alice M Bell. He went to be with his heavenly father on September 5, 2013 at the age of 68 due to cancer. Jack served in the military in 1966. He was an avid golfer who loved the sport so much his friends thought he lived on the course. Jack also shared his love of the game with others, instructing them on rules and tips. His other interests...
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Joy Rowell

April 9, 1938 - September 4, 2013

KENNEDALE--Joy Dale (Bellamy) McKay-Rowell, 75 years old, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 surrounded by loving family & friends. Joy was one of three children born to Angus and Ruth Bellamy. She was educated in various schools and went on to work many years in the insurance industry starting out as Claims Examiner and retiring as a Vice President. ...
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Alvino Garza , Jr.

January 26, 1937 - September 4, 2013

Alvino Garza Jr. (Baby), of Winnsboro, born in January 1926 to Alvino & Elvira Garza in Kerrville, passed away September 4th at the age of 76. Alvino grew up in Kerrville where he met and married his wife Delia. He made his living as an owner operator of AG Trucking, and retired in 1999 to enjoy his golden years with his family. Alvino is preceded in death by his sister, Margret Gonzales &...
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Annie Pechal

October 7, 1915 - September 4, 2013

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William A Bigham

July 25, 1920 - August 29, 2013

William Arvol Bigham, (Daddy, Papa), was born in 1920 in Strawn, Texas to Lawson & Bertie Bigham, passed away August 29, 2013 at the age of 93. William was married to Beulah Mae Bigham on July 27, 1940 in Mineola, Texas. He had a calling to preach the Word of God and pastured a couple churches for a little over thirty years. William made his living and provided for his family as an independent...
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Robert Fennell

December 12, 1958 - August 24, 2013

Robert Fennell or as you all might know him " Bob" was born in the Golden State of (California) to William and Emily Fennell on December 12, 1958 and left to be with the Lord on August 24, 2013. Bob was the youngest of six. Being the youngest you can bet he was spoiled and loved unconditionally and still is to this day. Bob served his country in the Army from 1978 to 1981. Shortly after, he fell...
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Robert Paul Massey

May 6, 1925 - August 21, 2013

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Teodor Mihailescu

March 23, 1934 - August 17, 2013

Teodor Mihailescu, 79, of Arlington passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2013 after a long and brave battle with lung cancer. He was born in March 1934, in Bucharest, Romania and is the youngest child of Mircea and Florica Mihailescu. He loved fishing, cross country, boxing, soccer, swimming, doing crossword puzzles and telling jokes. He loved classical music, playing the piano, reading...
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Dorothy Helen Schaefer

July 22, 1926 - August 11, 2013

MANSFIELD -- Dorothy Helen Schaefer, 87, loving mother and grandmother, passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday in Emerald Hills Memorial Chapel, 500 Sublett Road, Kennedale. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, George H. Schaefer. Survivors: Daughters and their spouses, Brenda...
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Robert James Mercer

December 20, 1940 - July 27, 2013

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Brenda Joyce Keller

August 25, 1943 - July 18, 2013

ARLINGTON -- Brenda Joyce Keller, 69, of Arlington passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013. Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. She was born Aug. 25, 1943, and was the eldest child of J.C. and Retha Wallace. She was preceded in death by her parents and her cousin, Cookie, sisters at heart. Brenda lived solely...
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Richard Lee Swearingin

March 17, 1956 - July 14, 2013

Richard Lee Swearingin, born March 17, in Carmi, Illinois to Robert Swearingin and Elsie Hutchison passed away at home on July 14, 2013. Richard was no stranger to adversity and dealt with his difficulties in his own way. He is remembered as a charismatic man who lived life, on life's terms. Richard is preceded in death by his father, Robert Swearingin; brother, David Swearingin and nephew,...
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Laura E. Autrey

February 9, 1964 - July 4, 2013

Laura E. Autrey passed from this life to the next on July 4th (Independence Day), 2013. She is finally free from the suffering and pain she experienced and is home with her Lord Jesus. Laura lived a full, beautiful life with family and friends. She leaves behind a legacy of love, joy, and happiness. Laura Earp was born on February 9th, 1964 in Enid, Oklahoma to Clarence Oscar Lee Earp Jr. and...
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Doris Marie Hickerson

February 4, 1947 - July 3, 2013

Doris (Williams) Neal Hickerson, 66, formerly of Abilene, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in Fort Worth.
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Carolyn Ann Earp Mathias

June 13, 1937 - July 3, 2013

Ann went to be with the Lord on July Third. She was born on June 13, 1937 in Montague, Tx to Harold (Bud) Fields and Dorothy Lloyd Fields. She graduated from Mansfield High School in May 1955. She attended college at TCU where she received an associate's degree and later attended California Baptist College. Ann worked her entire career as a banking administrative assistant. The majority of her...
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Juanita Watkins

September 1, 1932 - June 30, 2013

Juanita Watkins was called home to the arms of her Lord on Sunday, June 30, 2013, at the age of 80. She will be remembered as a prayer warrior and spiritual mother who touched many lives through her unwavering devotion to God. Juanita and Sterling Watkins were approaching their 50th wedding anniversary before his passing in 1998. She was a member of Calvary Church in Fort Worth for over...
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Daniel Wayne "Red" Archey

October 6, 1939 - June 26, 2013

Daniel Wayne "Red" Archey -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FORT WORTH -- Red" Daniel W. Archey, 73, passed away peacefully on June 26, 2013. Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, at Emerald Hills Memorial Chapel, 500 Sublett Rd. Kennedale. Visitation: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, July 1, at the funeral home. Memorials can be...
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Cynthia Jean Gunther

December 11, 1967 - June 23, 2013

ARLINGTON -- Cynthia Jean Gunther, 45, of Arlington passed away peacefully at her home, to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, June 23, 2013. She put her trust in God's will during her long, valiant battle with cancer. Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Friday at Emerald Hills Memorial Chapel, 500 Kennedale Sublett Road, Kennedale. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, prior to the service, in the...
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Kathleen Lockaby

November 17, 1931 - June 18, 2013

Kathleen L. Lockaby, born November 17, 1931, to Amon and Victoria Hanson in Seattle, WA, passed away peacefully on June 18, 2013 in Fort Worth at the age of 81. At the young age of 16, she was a member of their Seattle Opera Company where Kathy developed a love of music, singing and later dancing. Kathy was a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother....
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Larry Wayne Huckabay

June 13, 1950 - June 13, 2013

Larry Wayne Huckabay, 63 passed away on June 13, 2013 in Fort Worth, TX. He was born to Wallace and Joyce Huckabay on June 13th, 1950. He was a Vietnam War veteran in the 18th Military Police Brigade. He earned a Bronze Star in April of 1971 for his heroic actions in ground combat. Larry was a loving father, devoted husband and doting grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family, his...
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David Sanchez Martinez

June 3, 1954 - June 10, 2013

David Sanchez Martinez passed away Monday June 10, 2013. David is preceded in death by daughter Anna Marie; grand daughter Elaine; parents, Nina & Pilo; brothers, Rudy, Roy, and Ray; sisters, Gloria, Consuelo, Teresa, Faye, and Lisa Fauci. Survivors: wife, Mary; children, Christina and Melissa; son-in-law, John Moore; grandchildren, David, Brenna, Lesly, Nathan, Westley, Eddie, BrieAna,...
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Signe Edwards

August 19, 1945 - June 9, 2013

Signe Brooks Edwards, born August 19, 1945 to Loren and Mary Ruth Hammack in San Antonio, passed away on Sunday June 9, 2013 in Arlington at the age of 67. Signe graduated from Westbury High School in Houston. Signe worked for Alcon Laboratories as well as Lockheed prior to retiring and enjoying life as a homemaker. Signe was a longtime resident of Kennedale. She enjoyed being outdoors, fishing,...
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Bonnie Jo Nicholson

March 20, 1928 - June 6, 2013

-- Bonnie Nicholson passed away Thursday, June 6 2013. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home 500 Sublett Road, Kennadale. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Bonnie was a loving wife, mom, nana, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She loved sewing; making dolls; spending time with her dogs, Mousey and Remie; playing with her...
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Regina Leck

June 8, 1951 - May 30, 2013

Regina Kaye Leck was a remarkable grandmother and wife, and that's putting it lightly. She was involved from birth helping support and raise her grandchildren. Gigi loved being part of their interest, from family cookouts to many sporting events. She enjoyed the simple things in life and looked at experiences in a light-hearted unique way. There isn't another person who could out cook her tamale...
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Johnny "Rick" Ricketts

September 20, 1952 - May 30, 2013

Johnny Jackie Lee Ricketts, or "Rick" as his friends called him, was born September 20, 1952, in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Lorene and Johnie Ricketts and lived there until the age of 22. In 1973 at the age of 21 he met and married the love of his life Patricia Ankrom. The following year they decided to move to Texas where Johnny attended the Southwestern Adventist University, and it was there in the...
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Gary Welch Harris

October 13, 1942 - May 29, 2013

Gary Welch Harris, 70, of Arlington passed away peacefully on May 29, 2013 at Medical Center of Arlington. He was born on October 13, 1942 in Madill, Oklahoma to his parents Comer and Etoyl. Gary was the first born of six children to his parents. He graduated from Madill High School with the class of 1961. Gary served in the United States Army for four years. He married Sherry Thomason in...
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Gary Harris

October 13, 1942 - May 29, 2013

Gary Welch Harris, 70, of Arlington passed away peacefully on May 29, 2013 at Medical Center of Arlington. He was born on October 13, 1942 in Madill, Oklahoma to his parents Comer and Etoyl. Gary was the first born of six children to his parents. He graduated from Madill High School with the class of 1961. Gary served in the United States Army for four years. He married Sherry Thomason in...
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Irene Gladys Childres

June 6, 1912 - May 28, 2013

Irene Gladys Childres went to be with her Savior on May 28th, 2013 just ten days before her 101st birthday. Memorial donations may be made to her beloved church, First United Methodist of Kennedale, PO Box 146, Kennedale, TX 76060. Irene married her high school sweetheart, Norman Truitt Childres at age 18. As a beloved wife and full-time mother, her life is celebrated by her...
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Betty L. Brown

July 15, 1924 - May 20, 2013

Betty Louise Brown, of Kennedale, born July 15, 1924 to Jessie and Minnie Cleverly in Bountiful, Utah, passed away May 20, 2013 at the age of 89. Betty married John N. Brown and shared 67 wonderful years as his wife. During that time Betty and John moved around quite frequently. The couple called Thailand home while her husband worked for the government in Vietnam. When he was a warden in...
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Kathy Rene Harrison

August 31, 1955 - May 10, 2013

Kathy Rene Brandon Harrison, born August 31st, 1955 in Nashville, Arkansas to Earlene & Dailey Brandon passed away peacefully Friday, May 10th, 2013 surrounded by family in Fort Worth, TX. Kathy was married to Lewis Dale Harrison in 1974 and had two children, Lewis & Adam, who were the focus of her life. She also enjoyed the outdoors and was a fervent reader. Despite struggling with ALS, Kathy...
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Willie Mae Hill

September 5, 1936 - April 30, 2013

Willie Mae Hill, born September 5, 1936 to Hugh & Mary Dunn in Bradley, Arkansas, passed away peacefully on April 30, 2013 in Burleson, Texas. Willie married Emory Hill and they recently celebrated 56 years together. Mrs. Hill spent 38 years as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. A loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Willie thought everyone should have at...
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Brittney Elaine Powell

November 14, 1981 - April 26, 2013

. Brittney Elaine Powell, born November 14, 1981 in Fort Worth, to Randy Powell and Beverly Lewis, passed away on April 26, 2013. Brittney was a bundle of energy who loved life and loved people. She packed a lot of living in her 31 short years of life. She always had a smile and never met a stranger. She was a compassionate young woman, always ready to lend a hand to help others. She enjoyed...
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Billie Jean Brown

February 3, 1933 - April 24, 2013

Brown, Billie, Jean, age 80, of Kennedale, Texas passed away peacefully on 4/24/2013 at home in Kennedale, TX. She was born on 2/3/1933 in Corryton, Tennessee to her parents, Vernon Arthur and Juanita Maples. Billie was the oldest of 12. She married John Clifford Brown in Knoxville, TN. They had 5 children. She was a longtime resident of Kennedale, Texas for 38 years. She enjoyed sewing for...
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Patricia L Self

December 14, 1959 - April 23, 2013

Patricia Lynn Self, born December 14, 1959 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Sherman & Mary Ann Barker passed away suddenly at home on April 23, 2013 in Mansfield. Patricia married her husband, David in 1978, and together they share three children. Some of her pastimes involved reading and traveling. Patricia loved to be surrounded by family and visit with children and grandchildren. Patricia...
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Alisha Brooke Wilhite

August 13, 1986 - April 14, 2013

Born August 13, 1986 in Amarillo, Texas. She resided in Lewisville, Texas at the time of her death on Sunday, April 14, 2013. Services will be Saturday, April 20, 2013. The memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. at Alisha's home church; The Village Church in Dallas, Texas followed by the 2:30 p.m. graveside service at Emerald Hills Cemetery in Kennedale, Texas. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8...
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John Robert Hudson

December 21, 1962 - April 14, 2013

John Robert Hudson, born December 21, 1962, to Jerry M. Hudson & Mildred Merlene Hudson, passed away April 14, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas at the age of 50. In his early adult life John played baseball for the California Angels in 1982, and for the New York Yankees in 1984. He later met and married the love of his life, Rebecca. Together for 19 years the couple celebrated 15 years of marriage. His...
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Margarito Cortez Mendoza

June 10, 1943 - April 2, 2013

Margarito Cortez Mendoza, born June 10, 1943 in Fort Worth to Reyes & Candelaria Mendoza passed away April 2, 2013 at the age of 69. Mr. Mendoza was a wonderful host to everyone, family or friend. He was a meticulous housekeeper and took much care and concern to your comfort and wellbeing in his home. Margarito retired from Lockheed after 30 years of service. One of his favorite relaxations was...
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Bryan Dale Ratliff

March 30, 1982 - April 2, 2013

Bryan Dale Ratliff passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Bryan's memory to LifeGift at www.lifegift.org. Bryan was born March 30, 1982, in Euless to Roy and Jane Ratliff. He was a graduate of Mansfield High School, class of 2000. Bryan's family remembers him as a lover of people. He took pleasure in making...
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Pauline Slack

March 9, 1923 - March 21, 2013

Pauline Slack born March 9, 1923 in Fort Worth, Texas to Thomas and Fannie Bailey passed away on March 21, 2013 at the age of 90. Pauline marriage to her husband Melford Slack spanned 39 years until his passing. During the marriage they raised two sons. She thrived in her role as a mother and later a grandmother. Her children came first and she wasn't afraid to let you know it. Pauline was often...
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Cynthia Delaine Taylor

October 24, 1948 - March 21, 2013

Cynthia Delaine Taylor born October 24, 1948 to Herman & Doris Bool in Lincoln, Nebraska, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family after a year and a half long courageous battle with cancer. Cynthia is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Reed; daughter, Kimmie Montes; son, Christopher Bingham; aunt, Rita Thomas of Lincoln, NE; very dear friend Lyle Hardy; four sisters by...
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Beverly Joyce Brown

May 22, 1952 - March 20, 2013

Beverly Joyce Brown passed peacefully Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in Fort Worth. Joyce was born May 22, 1952, in Huntsville to Benton Ray and Mattie Lee Dossey. Her family remembers Joyce as a loving wife, cherished mother, beloved grandmother and dear sister. All who knew and loved her will always have warm memories of her sweet smile and deep love for her family. Joyce was...
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Andrew Henderson Mitchell

July 31, 1966 - March 20, 2013

Andrew Henderson Mitchell, born July 31, 1966 to Fredie & Linda Mitchell Jr. in Fort Worth, passed away suddenly on Wednesday March 20, 2013. Andrew graduated from Irving High School with the class of 1984, and went on to graduate from The University of Arlington in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in Journalistic Advertising. He is the proud father of two very beautiful daughters, Katherine and...
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