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Curtis Anthony Anderson

FORT WORTH-Curtis Anthony Anderson passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018 at the age of 65.
Celebration of life: 11:30 a.m. Friday, August 24, 2018 at Bible Baptist Church of Everman, 1034 East Enon, Everman, Texas 76140
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Curtis Anthony Anderson was born January 3, 1953 in Dallas, Texas to the late James Curtis and Marjorie Anderson. He graduated in 1971 from Franklin D. Roosevelt High School in Dallas. He proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1971 until 1983. Before retiring, he was a bus driver for the Fort Worth Independent School District.
Curtis is preceded in death by his parents, James Curtis and Marjorie Anderson; and his three sisters, Kay Marjorie, Thressa, and Carol.
Survivors: He leaves to cherish his memories: Wife of 46 years, Carolyn Simpson Sims; son, Cserdis A. Anderson and wife, Kelly; son, Ckurtis A. Anderson and wife, Renee; his seven grandchildren “Grampee” deeply loved, CKeirah, Ckurtis “Avery”, Claire, Ckalynn, Cshelby, Cserdis “Steak” and Csophia; his overly loving three sisters, Ira V. Sheppard and husband, Robert, Delores Gray, and Cynthia Anderson; brother, Harold Anderson and wife, Barbara; his favorite niece named by him, Chauton Sheppard Cox; a host of other special aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.

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

Jesse Eugene Cormican

Jesse Eugene Cormican a resident of Godley, Texas passed away Saturday, August 11, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas at the age of 57.
Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at Brown, Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Jesse was born April 16, 1961, in Oroville, California to Lawrence “Bud” and Edna Cormican. Because Jesse was a man that loved to work with his hands, he worked at various times in his lifetime as a carpenter, a ranch hand and a maintenance man. He also loved fishing, camping, hunting, and tattoos but most of all his family. He was the kind of man that loved all, without expecting love in return.
Jesse is preceded in death by his father, Bud Cormican.
Survivors: Mother, Edna Arrizola and husband, Speedy; daughter, Crystal Gray and husband, Carl; son, Jason Cormican and wife, Amber Powell; daughter, Sasha Cormican and husband, Daniel Stevens; daughter, Melody Cormican and husband, Marcos Gonzales; Daughter, Ashley Cormican; daughter, Eimilee Cormican; sister, Brenda Cormican; brother, Kenny Cormican and wife, Tammy; brother, Rick Cormican; sister, Nina Serrano and husband, Cisco; 12 grandchildren; the mother of his oldest daughters, Sherri Zuniga; the mother of his youngest daughter, Barbara Milligan; multiple nieces, nephews, loving family and friends.

Brown, Owens & Brumley
Family Funeral Home & Crematory
425 S. Henderson
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 335-4557

Don Willard Harris

FORT WORTH-Don Willard Harris passed away Monday, August 13, 2018 at the age of 73.
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 16, 2018 at the funeral home.  The viewing will take place during the visitation only.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Friday, August 17, 2018 at True Vine Baptist Church, 3732 Miller Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76119.  There will be no viewing on Friday at the service.
Don was born July 27, 1945 in Fort Worth, Texas to the late Rufus and Cherine Harris. He was a graduate of M. L. Kirkpatrick High School and later attended the University of Texas in Arlington and Southern Bible Institute in Dallas, Texas. Don was a Baptist preacher and also commissioned later as an area volunteer missionary for the North American Mission Board. He worked as a general contractor and painter as Don Harris Painting Company. He was an avid domino player as well. Don will be remembered for his big smile and his big “booming” laugh. Don will be deeply missed.
Don is preceded in death by his parents, Rufus Harris and Cherine Jones; son, Duane Harris; and granddaughter, Tiffany Daniels.
Survivors: Loving wife of 55 years, Gail Harris; daughter, Taunya Franklin; daughter, Christian Harris; son, Dominique Harris; grandson, Darryl Burley; grandson, Demetrius (Teddy Franklin); great grandson, Ilijah Franklin; great granddaughter, Jordyn Franklin; and numerous relatives and friends.

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

John Howell Pickett Jr.

FORT WORTH-John Howell Pickett, Jr., passed peacefully from this world on August 11, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas.
Visitation: Thursday, August 16, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon at Brown Owens & Brumley Funeral Home, 425 S. Henderson, Fort Worth.
Memorial service: will be held at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 5709 Wedgwood Dr., that same day at 2:00 PM. Following the service, the day of celebration will end with a party (yes, party!) at the River Bend Villas Clubhouse, 3128 River Bend Blvd.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in John’s honor to the Native Prairies Association of Texas or to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church.
John was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on May 22, 1935, to John Howell Pickett, Sr., and Iola (Schultz) Pickett. He was raised an Army brat, spending his childhood in places as diverse as Brownwood, Texas, and Rome, Italy. This helped instill an intellectual curiosity and openness to the world that never left him. John met Dana Rhea Welborne on a blind date in Austin and they were married 6 months later on August 26, 1955, in Dallas. Their intense love and devotion never wavered. After becoming parents late in 1956, John and Dana began raising a family. In 1958, John was commissioned as an Army officer. During that time, he and his family lived in Virginia, Washington State, Germany, and Texas, and John served his country for a year in Vietnam. He left active duty in 1969 but continued to serve for many years in the Army Reserve. John found a job with the City of Dallas, where his talent and work ethic eventually made him director of the city’s Office of Emergency Preparedness. He received a BA from the University of Texas at Austin and a MLA from Southern Methodist University. John retired from the City in 1990, but remained active in the emergency management community becoming President of the National Coordinating Council for Emergency Management. In 1986, John and Dana moved to a home overlooking the Paluxy River in Glen Rose, Texas. In working to restore their plot of land, John—always a lover of nature—developed a passion for native plants. The Glen Rose home became a contemplative place where all the family could appreciate nature, especially for the grandchildren who brought him unending pride and delight. John and Dana moved to Fort Worth in 2006 and their home continued to be a family place to gather, share, and laugh. The benefits of John’s kind and generous spirit, innate leadership qualities, and engaging intellect spread well beyond his family.
John is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dana Rhea Welborne Pickett; children Tina Gay Pickett Holmes (Roger Holmes), Bonny Kay Pickett Green (Alan Green), and David Alan Pickett (Patrice Cuccaro Pickett); grandchildren Gordon Welborne Green, Sara Elizabeth Green Wadlington (Jacob Wadlington), John Andrew Green (Megan Beidleman Green), Maria Rose Pickett, and John Anthony Pickett; great-grandsons Clark Douglas Wadlington and Peter Tilford Wadlington; his brothers James David Pickett (Donna Pickett) and Frank Alan Pickett (Relda Pickett); and 3 nieces, 2 nephews, and numerous cousins.

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

Arthur Fredrick “Bud” Pankey

FORT WORTH-Arthur Fredrick “Bud” Pankey died peacefully in his sleep Monday, August 6, 2018 at the age of 97.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2018 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Fred was born March 14, 1921 in Fort Worth, Texas to the late Alfred and Annie Laurie Pankey. He had one sister, Juanita Floyd. His early childhood was spent growing up in downtown Fort Worth at home on E. Belknap Street. His father owned a confectionery and sporting goods store where Fred would work and clean. He graduated from Paschal High School in 1939, then attended and graduated from Texas A & M University in 1942. He participated on the swim team and ROTC officers program. From there, he enlisted in the US Army to proudly serve his country during WWII from 1942 to 1946. He served as Infantry Unit Commander Captain, the 254th Infantry 63rd Division with the mortar unit that participated Rhineland and central Europe campaigns. He received numerous decorations and citations. After returning home, he married his childhood sweetheart, Mary Anne in 1946. Of that union of marriage they had four children. In 2016, they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.
Fred had worked with the oil exploration industry and would later become involved with steel and metal fabrication. His greatest passion was behind a cue stick playing billiards and spending many hours at Rusty’s Billiards with all of his good friends on Camp Bowie.
Fred is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Anne; children, Michael, Patrick and Linda; two granddaughters, Michelyn Leigh Miteff and Sarah Pankey Brewer.
Survivors: Son, Stephen Pankey; grandson, Corby Miteff; granddaughters, Allison Miteff Dyer, Molly Brown and Julie Dold; and seven great grandchildren.

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

John Charles Meuir

ARLINGTON-John Charles Meuir passed away peacefully with his sons by his side on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at the age of 57.
Graveside service: 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Restland Cemetery, 38 South, Roxton, Texas.
There will be a gathering on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 in Arlington.
John was born December 18, 1960 to the late Mildred and Mansel Meuir in Arlington, Texas. He spent much of his life in Arlington where he met the love of his life, Susan. John was a highly skilled mechanic and thoroughly enjoyed his many projects and his work. When John wasn’t spending his days in his shop, he was out in the woods with his boys. They would ride the trails, camp, fish, and created memories and traditions to last a lifetime. And let’s not forget “righty tighty, lefty loosey.”
John is preceded in death by his parents; and wife of 20 years, Susan Meuir.
Survivors: Son, Nick Meuir and wife, Molly; son, Dylan Meuir and wife, Sarah; brother, Philip Meuir and wife, Peggy; mother in law and father in law, Wanda and Charlie Norvold; three grandchildren, Madison Meuir, Ryleigh Meuir and Nolan Meuir.

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

Zivka Perisic

FORT WORTH-Zivka Perisic passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at the age of 90.
Memorial service: Private
Zivka was born July 17, 1928 to the late Novak and Neda Cetenovic in Cacak, Kingdom of Yugoslavia. She was a loving mother, grandmother, nana, and a loving friend for all that she knew. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors: She is survived by her son and daughter and their families.

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

Weldon Walker

EULESS-Weldon Walker passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at the age of 80.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Weldon was born to the late Carl and Geneva Walker on August 20, 1937 in Archer City, Texas. He graduated from Henrietta High School, Henrietta, Texas. He loved basketball so much that he earned a scholarship to Decatur Baptist College and Baylor University. Weldon’s intention was to be a basketball coach, but after experiencing driving a truck for his brother in law during the summer months, his coaching career turned into driving and having the opportunity to own his own truck. He fell in love with trucks and driving them, he bought his own and never finished his college degree. Weldon served two and half years in the US Army. He loved working long hours and saving money for his family. He drove for 58 years. Each of his kids, grandkids and great grandkids got to take a ride. Weldon loved country music and he and his wife enjoyed weekends dancing and playing shuffle board.
Weldon is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Geneva Walker; sister, Murlene Mowery; brothers, Wayne Walker and Dwight Walker.
Survivors: Wife, Jeri Walker; daughter, Jeri Dee Burnett and husband, Paul; son, Stanley Walker and wife, Donna; granddaughter, Alysha Walker; granddaughter, Brooke Hinojosa and husband, Ryan; granddaughter, Kayli Burnett; grandson, Brayden Burnett and wife, Ashley; granddaughter, Makenzie Bonham and husband, Kris; 7 great grandchildren; sister, Lavern Moore; sister, Melba Vincent; and brother, Doug Walker.

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

Nina Elizabeth Davis “Liz” Cole

ARLINGTON-Nina Elizabeth Davis “Liz” Cole went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 29, 2018 after her decade long battle with cancer.
Funeral service: 2 p.m. Monday, August 6, 2018 at Marty Leonard Community Chapel, 3131 Sanguinet St., Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Visitation: visitation with the family will occur before and after the service.
Interment: A graveside service will follow at Annetta Cemetery, 2667 W Farm to Market 5, Annetta, Texas 76008
Memorials: Memorial contributions may be made to Mid-Cities Pregnancy Center, 201 Westpark Way, Euless, Texas 76040.
Nina Elizabeth “Liz” Davis was born on September 22, 1957 in Orange, Texas to the late Elvis and Lena Davis. Liz grew up in Beaumont, Texas, the oldest of three children. After graduating from high school, Liz attended Lamar University and later graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University. She met and married Mel Cole in 1980, and the couple raised three sons at their East Texas country home, Satroma Ranch.
Liz moved to North Texas in 2014 to better fulfil her role as “Mizzy” to her grandchildren in the Fort Worth area.
Survivors: Sons, Troy Cole and wife, Susan, of Aledo; Matt Cole and wife, Robin, and Sam Cole, all of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Cannon, Caden Brave, Charleston, and Cambria Cole; sister, Katy Crawford and husband, Jay, of Richmond, California; brother, Clark Davis and wife, Hillary, of Denver, Colorado; former spouse, Mel Cole, of Lufkin, Texas; and her four nephews.

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

Paula Albright

HURST-Paula Albright passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Friday, July 27, 2018 at the age of 79.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Interment: Paula will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, Gene Albright in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.
Paula was born February 21, 1939 to the late Chock and Allene Hawkins in Dallas, Texas. She worked for Pepsi Company and Goodyear until the early 80’s when she and her husband started Gene Albright, Inc. She loved the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars and WWE. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be deeply missed.
Paula is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 54 years, Gene Albright; son, Gary Harris; brothers, James Hawkins, Larry Joe Hawkins and John Hawkins; and sister, Betty Depaepe.
Survivors: Daughter, Gina Guthrie and husband, Greg; grandchildren, Adaryn Guthrie and Connor Guthrie; brother, A.D. Hawkins and wife, Adela; and children that God brought into our family, Don DeMoise, Robin Hunter, Stephanie Meyers, Mistie Meyers, Marissa Meyers, and Tyra Hunter; and many friends.

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