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Archives for August 2013

Georgene E. Adams Buchholz

Georgene E. Adams Buchholz died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the age of 92. Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday in Brown, Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Interment: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday. Memorials: Donations may be made to Grace Hospice, www.gracehospice.org, or the Alzheimer’s Society, www.alzldn.org. Survivors: Daughter, Sherry Bilotta and husband, Frank; son, Michael Buchholz and wife, Judy; brother, Louis Adams and wife, Delores; grandchildren, Rachel, Amy, Tracey and Stephanie; great-grandchild, Nicolas; and niece, Wendy.

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Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Creson Sisco

FORT WORTH — Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Creson Sisco, 75, passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in Fort Worth after a valiant struggle to conquer an unconquerable illness. Liz courageously took charge of her life and was able to pass easily and comfortably, surrounded by her loving family.
Memorial service: 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, 800 W. 5th St., Fort Worth, with the Rev. Meg Witmer-Faile of Keller United Methodist Church, the Rev. Ted Dotts of Lubbock, and the Rev. Phyllis McDougal of First United Methodist Church, Fort Worth, officiating. There will be a gathering immediately following the service at Colonial Country Club.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Elizabeth Creson Sisco Memorial Account at Plains Capital Bank. Donations will be distributed to institutes of higher learning and to fund scholarships.
Liz was born in 1937 in Fort Worth, where she spent her early years. In 1948, her family moved to Lubbock, where she attended Lubbock schools, and graduated from Lubbock High School in 1955. She graduated from TCU in Fort Worth in 1959, summa cum laude, with a double major in English literature and French.
After spending years alongside her husband and children in Fort Worth, Memphis, Tenn., and Rochester, Minn., in pursuit of her husband’s medical degree and training, the family settled in Lubbock, where Liz became an active member of the community serving in roles as diverse as Girl Scout leader, non-profit board member, and trustee of the Lubbock Independent School Board, to name just a few. Liz’s work could be found on boards and committees whose purpose was often to enhance children’s lives or the communities within which they lived.
In 1979, Elizabeth Sisco graduated cum laude from Texas Tech School of Law and was published in the Texas Tech Law Review. Her practice of law, and her post-graduate training in law, focused primarily on serving the needs of others through mediation and negotiated disputes.
After graduating in 1994 from Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, cum laude, with a master’s of divinity, Liz became the senior pastor of the Christ United Methodist Church in Levelland, where she continued to serve with the deep devotion, strength and love that her family and her church community now recognize as her great gift to others. She, in turn, received the gift of knowing she touched lives in a meaningful way and that she was, in effect, blessed to have the opportunity to serve. Those years provided perhaps the happiest moments of her life, second only to the joy she had with her husband, children and grandchildren.
Liz was predeceased by her parents, Daniel Lewis Creson and Mary Elizabeth Blanton Creson.
Survivors: Those family members who survive her are her husband of 54 years, Dr. William Theodore “Ted” Sisco; and their three children, Christopher, Lois and Greg Sisco, and Greg’s wife, Michelle. Also surviving are the grandchildren whom Liz treasured, Jessica, Madeleine, Jordan, Lauren and Luke Sisco.
Her surviving siblings are Daniel Lennard Creson and Carol Lee Bounds, their spouses and their children.

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

Ken Carpenter (1947 – 2013)

FORT WORTH — Ken Carpenter Jr., 66, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, in Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Ken’s hobbies were his grandchildren, traveling and attending Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers and Maverick games. He was a member of Glenview Baptist Church, NETCC and TNA.
Survivors: Wife, Sue Ann; son, Kenny and wife, Aleasha; grandchildren, Victoria and Andrew; and brothers, David and wife, Irene, and Lynn and wife, Valerie.

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

Lola Hankins

FORT WORTH — Lola C. Hankins, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at the age of 65.
Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Christopher Stainbrook officiating. Interment: Lola will be laid to rest in Annetta Cemetery in Annetta. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Lola was born Oct. 27, 1947, to the late Lowell and Lillie Statum in Kansas.
Survivors: Husband, David Hankins; daughter, Laura Hankins Henry and husband, Kurt; daughter, Wendy Hankins; grandsons, Tevin Hankins, Matthew Hankins and Jarrod Runge; granddaughter, Kyleen Henry; and many friends.

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

James “Jim” Steele Jr.

CRESSON — James “Jim” Steele Jr. passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at the age of 60.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Friday at Brown, Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Jim was born Nov. 18, 1952, to the late James and Nita Steele in Fort Worth. He proudly served our country by enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. Jim was the friendly voice on the other side of the phone when you called The Body Mind Spirit Center. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed.
Survivors: Wife of 34 years, Brenda Steele; sons, Jay Steele and Brendan Steele; daughter, Staci Ingram; grandson, Korbin; sisters, Debbie Evans and Beverly Krupp and husband, Owen; and many friends.

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

Chad Klopner

FORT WORTH — Chad, 47, lifelong resident of Fort Worth and beloved son, brother and uncle, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.
Memorial service: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, Safe Haven Presbyterian Shelter.
Memorials: May be made to Safe Haven.
“Not all those who wander are lost”-JRR Tolkien

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

J. M. “Sonny” Brownlee (1935 – 2013)

FORT WORTH — J.M. “Sonny” Brownlee, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at the age of 77.
Celebration of life: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Brown, Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Sonny was born Sept. 12, 1935, to the late German and Ruth Brownlee in Wingate. He proudly served our country by enlisting in the U.S. Army and was a union rep for the Carpenters Union Local #1822. Sonny was a longtime member and Master Mason of Tarrant Lodge #942.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the outstanding care and compassion given by Main Street Home Health and Compassionate Care Hospice.
Sonny was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jack, Jeff, Ray, Arlin and Ed; and sisters, Billie, Bonnie and Virginia.
Survivors: Loving wife of 37 years, Janie Brownlee; son, Keith Brownlee; daughters, Casey Beck and Kresha Suniga and husband, Michael; sisters, Lenda Armstrong, Glenda Foy and husband, David, Peggy Castleberry, June Biggers and Ann Duncan; adopted sisters, Charlotte Coffey and Sam Walden; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many friends.

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

Christina Marquez

BEDFORD — Christina Marquez, 29, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.
Memorial service: 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Shady Oaks Baptist Church.
Survivors: Mother, Cheryl Blasdel Zimmer; son, Preston Marquez; brother, Bryan Marquez; fiance, Brent Taylor; nephew, Jeffe; and niece, Serenity.

BROWN, OWENS & BRUMLEY
Family Funeral Home & Crematory
425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557

Ladelle Satterwhite Williams

HURST — Ladelle Satterwhite Williams, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at the age of 75.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Tuesday in Brown, Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Ladelle was born March 3, 1938, to the late Arville and Mable Maxfield in Lindale. Ladelle’s special interests included sports and especially with her grandson, Jordan. She was an avid animal lover. She was a graduate of Texas Wesleyan, where she received her master’s degree, and went on to work as a CPA.
Ladelle was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Mac Satterwhite.
Survivors: Son, Gary Brent Satterwhite and wife, Tina; son, Scott Satterwhite; brother, Royce Maxfield; granddaughter, Monique Cox; grandsons, Gary, Cody and Jordan Satterwhite; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Hayden Satterwhite and Sydney and Kipton Cox; and many friends.

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

Fred “Gene” Deaver

FORT WORTH — Fred “Gene” Deaver passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at the age of 86.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Thursday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel with Masonic services to follow.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made in Gene’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10001.
Gene was born Jan. 18, 1927, to the late William Louis and Nellie Deaver in Bowie. Gene proudly served our country by enlisting in the U.S. Army where he fought in World War II. Gene was a member of Arlington Heights Lodge #1184 for many years and was also a part of the Masonic mounted unit division and was past master from 1979 to 1980. Gene retired from Texas Electric Service Co. after many dedicated years of service. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to ride horses and loved boating, fishing and country western dancing.
Gene was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Deaver who passed away in 2001.
Survivors: Daughter, Faye Stewart and husband, Leon; son, Fred Deaver Jr. and wife, Connie; grandson, Joe Ivy and wife, Leah; granddaughter, Mindy Simmons and husband, Schane; grandson, Trey Deaver and fiancee, Sara; granddaughter, Rhiannon Deaver; great-grandchildren, Taylor Ivy and William Deaver; sister, Carol Unger; and very special friend of 10 years, Pat Andrews.

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