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Carolene Montgomery Thomason Stewart

FORT WORTH–Carolene Montgomery Thomason Stewart passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 at the age of 89.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Interment: Carolene will be laid to rest in Hawkins Cemetery in Arlington with an extended celebration of her life to follow with refreshments at Jackie Gerhardt’s house.
Carolene was born September 18, 1928 in Jack County, Texas to the late Sye and Mary Montgomery. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be deeply missed.
Survivors: Son, Jim Thomason and wife, Rosie; daughters, Casey Lester and husband, Ronnie, Jackie Gerhardt and husband, Calvin, Annecia Thomason, Tina Thomason and Beckey Sue Jernigan; sisters, Bobby Barnes and Geneva Krug and husband, Merle; 20 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 8 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Kathleen Wood Scott

FORT WORTH–Kathleen Wood Scott passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 10, 2017 in Fort Worth.
Celebration of life: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Botanic Gardens in Fort Worth.
Kathie was born on May 26, 1937 in Des Moines, IA to Robert and Patricia Wood. She was a loving mother and friend, and will be deeply missed.
Survivors: Daughters, Elizabeth Johnson and Christina Scott; brother, Jon Wood; and many friends.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Johnny Burch

SPRINGTOWN–Johnny Burch passed away Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at the age of 68.
Graveside service: 1 p.m. Friday at Azleland Memorial Park.
Visitation: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at Brown Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Survivors: Wife of 39 years, Brenda Burch; daughter, Deirdre Delaney; daughter, Jesseca Martin and husband, Brad; daughter, Ashley Myers and husband, Brad; brother, Robert Wilson; brother, Richard Burch; sister, Janice Johnson; sister, Paula Blagg; 7 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and many friends.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Forest David Burke Sr.

FORT WORTH–Forest David Burke Sr., known as Dave by all who knew and loved him, peacefully passed away at his home on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in Fort Worth at the age of 87.

Celebration of life: 4 p.m. Saturday, October 7th at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the Handley Meadowbrook Lions Club, 6013 Craig St., Fort Worth, TX. 76112 for use at the Kerrville Children’s Camp.

Dave grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, served in the US Air Force in Puerto Rico and South Dakota and spent the rest of his 58 years of his life in Fort Worth. Dave retired from LTV and Computer Technology as an International Supervisor and spent the rest of his life in a successful healthcare business.  Dave loved international traveling more than anything and was an amazing father.  He fondly recalled memories of trips that included adventures in the motorhome and often involved camping, fishing, boating and skiing.  Dave loves socializing; whether it was one person or a crowd of 100, and had the ability to make all of them feel wanted and included.  He was a member of the Handley Meadowbrook Lions Club where he served in all capacities; including President and Board Member.  Dave was presented with the Lions Club highest honor, the Melvin Jones Fellow Award.

Survivors: He is survived by his best friend and soulmate Susie, son David and his wife Jeana, their children Andrew, Sydney, and Meredith, daughter Kaye and her son Theron, daughter Ann and her children Josh and Emma, daughter Suzanne and her husband Joe, her children D.J. and Chase, great grandson Blaine, daughter Linda and her husband Jerry, their daughter Channing, son Jimmy and his wife Micah, his children Kevin and Isabelle, and scores of friends and family who clearly loved him and his quick wit.

 

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home

425 S. Henderson St.

(817) 335-4557

Charlene McCullough

FORT WORTH–Charlene McCullough passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the age of 92.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Friday at Stop Six Church of Christ, 4500 E. Berry, Fort Worth, Texas. 76105
Wake: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Interment: Charlene will be laid to rest in Skyvue Memorial Gardens.
Charlene was born June 28, 1925 in Beckville, Texas to the late Edward and Elizabeth Booty.
Survivors: Niece, Japrese Verge; niece, Jacquettia Watson- Clark and husband, Floyd; niece, Rose Pointer; niece, Armarie Smith; nephew, Jerrold Verge and wife, Mae; nephew, Junius Verge and wife, Janice; and many great nieces, nephews and friends.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Wallace Cecil Kirkpatrick

FORT WORTH–Wallace Cecil Kirkpatrick passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at the age of 87.
Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Saturday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home
Wallace was born May 18, 1930 to the late Clifford and Augusta Kirkpatrick in Texarkana, Arkansas. He was a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge and was a Master Mason for over 56 years. He also taught for several years in the public schools and then made a career change and started working for Otis Engineering. He proudly served our country by enlisting in the US Navy. Wallace will be remembered for being an avid fisherman and also his ability to show his happiness to everyone he met. He will be deeply missed.
Survivors: Wife of 60 years, Mary Kirkpatrick; son, Aaron Kirkpatrick and wife, Kay; grandson, Joseph McGlinchey and wife, Valerie; granddaughter, Crystal Perez; great grandson, John Cantu; great granddaughter, Brooklyn McGlinchey; numerous nieces, cousins and many friends.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Cecil Lamonte Savage

FORT WORTH–Cecil Lamonte Savage passed away Friday, September 15, 2017 at the age of 55.
Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Thursday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Cecil was born September 12, 1962 to Robert Cecil and Mary Elizabeth Savage in Commerce, Tx.
Survivors: Wife of 11 years, Melinda Savage; son, Evan Savage; step-son, Zach Calvert and wife, Crystal; step-son, Turner Cooper; step-son, Vincent Calvert; step-daughter, Whitney Lewis and husband, Jonny; mother, Mary Savage; grandchildren, Savannah Lewis, Lydia Lewis, Ivy Lewis and Owen Calvert; sisters, Bridgette Sims, Charlotte Savage and Regina Jacobs; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Jaime Donaldo Mena-Aviles

FORT WORTH-Jaime Donaldo Mena-Aviles passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017.
Jaime was born May 6, 1960, to Justo Mena and Adriana Aviles in Honduras. After leaving Honduras his father moved to Los Angeles with his two sons. Jaime attended school at St. Anselm Catholic School, graduated from Conga Park High School, continued his education at Bishop College in Dallas, TX. Later on in the early nineties he resided in Fort Worth starting a automotive repair business and recently retired due to his health.
Survivors: Daughter, Yubixa Mena; mother, Adriana Avila; step-mother, Norma Mena; brothers, Solar Allumas, Justo E. Mena-Aviles, Jose Juan Calix and Vincente W. Avila, Jr.; sisters, Teofila L. Williams, Francis L. Castillo and Ella Garcia.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the church.
Celebration of Life: 11 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2017, at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, 3732 Miller Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76119.

Brown, Owens & Brumley
Family Funeral Home & Crematory
425 S. Henderson
Fort Worth, Texas
(817) 335-4557

Lt. Col. Michael David Cox U.S.A.F. Ret.

FORT WORTH–Lt.Col. Michael David Cox U.S.A.F. Ret., was called home on September 4, 2017, after a brave fight against a sudden illness.
Interment: Mike will be laid to rest among the other heroes of our nation in the Arlington National Cemetery.
Mike was born in the Bronx, NY, on May 3, 1940. He was the son of Maurice and Mildred Cox. He grew up on Long Island NY, and graduated from St. Bonaventure University in Alleghany NY. The University’s motto “Becoming Extraordinary “would describe him throughout his life. Upon graduation Mike entered the service of his nation, receiving a commission in the U.S.A.F. He served several tours of duty in Vietnam, and was awarded many decorations, among which was the Bronze Star and The Presidential Unit Citation. After a distinguished military career, Mike worked for McConnell Douglas, and Boeing, before retiring completely in the mid 90’s. Mike was a storehouse of colorful stories and reminiscences of his time in the military. He was generous and always quick to offer any assistance he could provide. He enjoyed travelling in his later years, especially to the reunions of his old squadrons. He was active in the Military Officers Association of America, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He joined his second family in Ohio, and was very highly regarded in his community. As he grew older, he and his wife would travel to Myrtle Beach, SC for the winter. As usual, Mike became a highly regarded member of the retirement community there as well. Mike recently relocated to Texas, and was adapting well, when he became ill.
Survivors: Son, David and daughter, Kaycee of whom he was very proud, always speaking of their achievements; brothers; Maurice, Charlie, Dennis, and Steve; wife Veronica; step daughters, Felicia, Cristina, and Doris Amelia; grandchildren; Vanessa, Tiffany, and Nathan; and many friends.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

George H. Bess

George H. Bess passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017 from various infections which damaged his heart.
George was born August 4, 1939 to the late Edward H. and Evelyn Bess in Rochester, New York. He lived most of his life in Rochester, NY, but called the DFW, TX area home for the last twenty years. He served in the U.S. Army and was employed by Hewlett Packard in Rochester for many years. He attended University of Rochester  and he loved science and baseball.

Survivors: Wife of thirty-one years, Marjorie, daughter, Christine-Anne Immesoete of Orinda, CA; son, Jeffrey Bess of Chili, NY; five step-children, Donna, Rick, Karen, Rose, and Thomas.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557