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Archives for July 2013

Terrance Sanders

Arlington — Terrance Sanders, 29, died Thursday, July 25, 2013.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, in Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Survivors: Father, Harlan Sanders; mother, Jennifer Randle; brother, Justin English; sisters, Dontoya Branch, Gjill Randle and Tanesheia Sanders.

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James A. York

KELLER — James A. York, 84, of Keller, devoted husband, father and grandfather, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at home with his family by his side.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, in the Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Jim was born July 28, 1928, in Kentucky to Jesse and Clyde. He met his bride, Rita Janet Haas, in Los Angeles, Calif., and married in 1950. Jim was a Korean War veteran and Carnegie Medal recipient. He had successful careers as a railroad electrician and service station owner in Southern California, retiring to Texas in 1997.
Jim loved traveling with family, spending time outdoors and in his yard, and walking with his dog, Molly. An avid fisherman, his favorite destination spots were the Colorado River and the local Texas lakes and streams.
Jim gave selflessly of himself and cherished his family. He will be remembered for his loving, gracious spirit and charismatic personality.
To all who knew and loved him he will be dearly missed.
Survivors: His loving family members, wife of 65 years, Janet; daughters, Michelle, Rita, Yvonne and Melinda; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and in-laws.

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425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557

Retired Air Force Maj. Alberto Alvarez

FORT WORTH — Retired Air Force Maj. Alberto Alvarez passed away Monday, July 22, 2013, at the age of 72.
Service: Services will be held at a later date at Fort Logan, Colo., and Fort Worth.
Alberto was born Aug. 9, 1940, in Gilcrest, Colo., to the late Lorenzo and Juanita Alvarez. Alberto served 21 years as a radar navigator on a B-52 bomber and was deployed during the Vietnam War numerous times, during which he flew over 300 successful missions. He married the love of his life, Diamantina, on Dec. 14, 1968, in Platteville, Colo. Alberto was a devoted Catholic who attended Holy Family Catholic Church. He also retired after 22 years as a technical publications editor for Lockheed Martin.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Rebecca Baeza.
Survivors: Wife, Diamantina Alvarez; daughter, Julie Alvarez; grandson, Noah Alvarez; brothers, Lawrence Alvarez and wife, Toyoko, Tomas Alvarez and wife, Virginia, Manuel Alvarez and Felix Alvarez and wife, Margie; sisters, Severance Alvarez, Isabel Bara, Rosie Barrera, Juanita Garcia and husband, Santos, and Esther Veronica French and husband, Richard.

Brown, Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home & Crematory
425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557

Terry F. Gunter

CROWLEY — Terry F. Gunter passed from this earth Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the age of 78.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Crowley, 400 South Eagle Drive, Crowley, 76036. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors. Interment: Terry will be laid to rest in Everman Cemetery.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Crowley Building Fund, 400 South Eagle Drive, Crowley, Texas. 76036
Terry is preceded in death by his parents, Roy F. and Ruby V. Gunter and son, Michael Gunter.
Terry was born June 26, 1935 in Fort Worth to the late Roy F. and Ruby V. Gunter. Terry proudly served our country by enlisting in the U.S. Navy. Terry was employed by Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Fort Worth and Denver Railways and owner of Gunter Furniture Company in Kennedale, before going to work for Miller Brewing Company. Terry retired from Miller Brewing Company in 1996, when he and Jackie started enjoying life and each other, during their many trips over the past years. Their travels included Europe, British Isle, Australia and New Zealand, China, Thailand, Egypt and other countries. He was an officer in the Texas Jaycees where he served many years. He enjoyed coaching boy’s baseball and women’s softball. Terry was active in his church at First Baptist Church of Crowley and volunteered with Kids Hope USA through Bess Race Elementary School. He was actively involved in upward basketball. He was lucky to have his grandchildren close by where he watched them grow up and enjoyed watching them as they participated in their athletic sports. Terry was a member of the Miller Brewing Retirement Club.
Terry will be deeply missed and will remain in our hearts forever.
Survivors: Wife, Jackie Gunter of Crowley; sons, Richard Gunter and wife, Denise, of Chatfield, Dwain Capshaw and wife, Lisa, of Kennedale; daughter, Redonda Baker and husband, Gary, of Arlington; sister, Linda Mowery of Arlington; brother, Ronnie Gunter and wife, Sharon, of Arlington; grandchildren, Theresa, Brady, Sam, Troy, Kasey, Kendel and Jamie; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.

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425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557

Glen E. Griffin

FORT WORTH — Glen E. Griffin passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at the age of 62.
Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Saturday at Crestmont Baptist Church in Burleson. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors.
Glen was born Dec. 29, 1950, in Dallas to the late Billie and Gladys Griffin. Glen had been a member of Crestmont Baptist Church for many years.
Glen was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Janis Wilson Griffin, who passed away in 2012.
Survivors: Son, Brad Griffin; daughter, Heather Griffin Durgin; brothers, John and Steve Griffin; sister, Linda Griffin Veitch; grandchildren, Emily and Molly Contino and Toby Durgin; and many extended family members and friends.

Brown, Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home & Crematory
425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557

Claud Carl Boyd Jr.

FORT WORTH — Claud Carl Boyd Jr. passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013, at the age of 53.
Graveside service: Claud will be laid to rest beside his father, Claudie Boyd Sr., at 11 a.m. Thursday in Green Acres Cemetery in Cleburne. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Brown Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors.
Survivors: Mother, Shirley Shertzer and husband, Howard Loudamy; sister, Dellon Miller and husband, Lance Wingo; sister, Lorri Story and husband, Howard; nieces, Alicia Edge and Shyanne Story; nephews, Thomas Miller and wife, Robin, Gideon Whitehouse and Houston Story; and numerous other family members and friends.

Brown, Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home & Crematory
425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557

Alzine Everitt Munford

FORT WORTH — Alzine Everitt Munford passed away peacefully Saturday, July 6, 2013, at the age of 84.
Graveside service: Alzine will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, Charles A. Munford Jr., at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Lane C. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors.
Alzine was born Aug. 27, 1928, to the late James Benjamin and Alzine Marshall Branch Everitt in Cheneyville, La. She graduated from Texas State College for Women. She had a B.A. degree and taught elementary school in Grand Prairie and specifically third grade.
Survivors: Son, James Benjamin Munford; daughter, Julia Alzine Munford; sisters, Virginia Norris and Jayme Goodwin; grandchildren, James Benjamin Rogers and Allison Jeanette Munford; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Brown, Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home & Crematory
425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557

Sue Emma Myers

BURLESON — Sue Emma Myers, 82, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Ridgeway’s Funeral Home, Paris, Tenn. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. before service time. Burial: Sue will be laid to rest in Olive Branch Cemetery in Como, Tenn. Visitation: 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors in Fort Worth.
Sue was born in Camp Bennett, Ohio, on June 10, 1931. She married Robert Burns Myers on Oct. 18, 1949, and they eventually settled in Tennessee where they raised their three children. Mr. Myers passed away in 1980 and Sue eventually moved to Fort Worth to be closer to her children. Sue was a kind and gentle soul who never met a stranger. She loved her family more than life itself and always put their needs and wishes above her own. She made it a goal in life to never forget a birthday. Even in her final days she never lost her smile or her sense of humor and will always be remembered for the way she loved. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Sue was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Burns Myers; sister, Lillian McGeath; and Ottis Lester, companion of 23 years.
Survivors: Son, Robert Burns Myers II and his partner, Kevin Harkins, of Fort Worth; son, Jim Myers and his wife, Paula, of Troy, Mich.; daughter, Linda Williams and her husband, David, of Burleson; sister, Norma Jean Stone of Lucasville, Ohio; grandchildren, Robert Burns Myers III, Olivia Myers, and Stephen Myers; and two great-grandchildren.

Brown, Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home & Crematory
425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557

Wallace Ronald Paddock

FORT WORTH — Wallace Ronald Paddock, 74, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013.
Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 12, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Lane C.
Wallace was born Feb. 7, 1939, in Sharon, Pa., to the late Ronald and Anna Paddock. He proudly served our country by enlisting in the U.S. Army from which he retired after many years of service.
He is loved, admired, respected by many and will be dearly missed.
Survivors: Beloved daughter, Kimberly Hill; two granddaughters; and one great-grandson.

Brown, Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home & Crematory
425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557