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Archives for November 2013

John Steven Johnson (1964 – 2013)

John Steven Johnson, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at the age of 49. Graveside service: 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, in Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors. John was born July 9, 1964, in Greenville, Miss. He loved to cook and was a chef for Eurest Support Service where he worked offshore. John was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and a kind and compassionate friend to all who were blessed enough to have known him. John especially loved his two little fur babies, Dolce and Missy, who were just like they were his children. John was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Mary Johnson; and grandmother, Sadie Artist. Survivors: Wife, Cynthia Johnson; daughter, Johneisha Roberts and husband, Karl Johnson; grandson, Kayden Johnson; sisters, Lakesha McClaine and Margaret Moore; and numerous other family and friends.

 

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Juanita Sierra Morales (1940 – 2013)

Juanita Sierra Morales passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at the age of 73. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Rosary: 5 to 6 p.m. Friday in Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Juanita was born Aug. 19, 1940, to the late Gonzalo and Victoria Sierra in Fort Worth. Juanita was den mother for Cub Scouts, a mother to all the neighborhood kids, known as “Miss Jean.” She loved photography, cooking and the outdoors, and throwing parties for her family. Most of all, she loved Christmas and preparing 50-plus stockings for all her family and presenting Baby Jesus in the manger. Juanita was a nurse’s aide, worked in retail sales and was a translator for Texas Rehab. Juanita was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Gonzalo Sierra Jr., Jesse Ramirez and Fred Ceron. Survivors: Son, Robert “Teddy Bear” Hernandez and Lisa; son, Christopher Hernandez; son, Jesse Sierra Hernandez and wife, Becky; daughter, Jean Hernandez and husband, Jerry Wiley; daughter, Sharon Hernandez; daughter, Rita Sumpter; daughter, Victoria Hernandez and husband, Shawn Ayala; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Connie Carreon and Mary Diaz; brothers, Lupe Ceron, Al Lee and George Lee; many nieces, nephews and devoted friends.

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Jonathan Wayne Evans Jr. (1980 – 2013)

Jonathan Wayne Evans Jr. passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at the age of 33. Celebration of life: 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Interment: Jonathan will be laid to rest in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Lane B. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the memorial fund set up for David Michael Evans with the check made payable to Jon Evans and mail to Worthington National Bank, 200 W. Main St., Arlington, Texas 76010, 817-303-5902. Jonathan was born Oct. 28, 1980, to Jonathan Evans and Bobbi Vondra in Fort Worth. Jon was raised in the Fort Worth area and graduated from Trinity High School in Euless. He proudly served our country by enlisting in the U.S. Army and retired as a sergeant. He served two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. After retirement, he went to Intellitec Institute to study large-engine repair. Jon worked faithfully and successfully to raise his son, David, to have the best manners of any 6 year old. He was teaching David everything he knew about cars. Jon had a great heart and will be deeply missed by all, and will remain in our hearts forever. Jon was preceded in death by his mother, Bobbi Vondra, and grandfather, Lewis Evans. Survivors: Father, Jonathan Wayne Evans Sr. and wife, Terri; son, David Michael Evans; former wife and mother of his child, Amanda Evans; brothers, James Evans, Christopher Evans, Brian Evans and Justin Bateman; paternal grandmother, Selma Conley; maternal grandparents, Ed and Barbra Vondra; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and many friends.

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

 

Kaitlyn Jane Flanagan

HURST — Kaitlyn Jane Flanagan, 22, born Feb. 6, 1991, in Lawrence, Kan., and resident of Hurst passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Monday at Brown, Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Kaitlyn will continue to be a loving mother to her children whom she adored. She leaves behind the best part of herself, her precious angels for all of us to cherish her life through them. She had the biggest heart and the silliest sense of humor. Her beauty both inside and out were breathtaking. Her presence filled a room like a bright ray of sunshine.
Kaitlyn is a beloved daughter and sister, granddaughter, the best aunt in the world and an amazing friend to all who knew her. She will be forever missed and loved by all who were touched by her inner goodness.
Survivors: Son, Kaden James Heflin; daughter, Emma Nichole Bader; father, John Flanagan and mother, Dena Morgan; sisters, Skye Sharp and husband, A.J., McKenna Flanagan, Kelli Hixon and Hannah Flanagan; brother, Liam Flanagan; niece, Brooklynn; nephew, Logan; in addition to the many friends and other family members whose lives she touched.

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

Ronald Clarence Hall

Ft. Worth, Texas–Ronald Clarence Hall passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at his home in Fort Worth, Texas. He died of complications from colon and lung cancer. He was born at Gaston Hospital in Dallas, Texas on May 31, 1952 to George Rufus and Vera (Shively) Hall. Survivors include his wife, Jane (Krantz) Hall; his son, Soren Slater Hall and his wife, Devin in Dallas, Soren’s mother, Holly (Slater) Hall in Dallas; an uncle, Conway Glass Hall in Houston; sisters: Sandra Lucas and her husband, Steven in McKinney, Georganna Zaba and her husband, Al in Horseshoe Bay; brother, David Scott Hall and his wife, Daryl in Sugarland; half-brothers: George R. Hall, Jr. in San Antonio, William E. Hall in DFW and James C. Hall in San Francisco; and two step-sons: Jason Jorgensen in Euless and Cameron Crawford in Fort Worth. He graduated from Hillcrest High School in Dallas in 1970 and the University of Texas at Austin in 1974. Ron worked as a Landscape Irrigator in the DFW metro-plex. He held license number 153 (1974). Over the years, he has valued greatly his friendships with his many loyal customers. He participated as an adult leader for many years in the Boy Scout program at Troop 636 at the White Rock United Methodist Church in Dallas. He was Scout Master there for eight years. Subsequently, he was also an adult leader in the Boy Scout program at Troop 330 at the Birchman Baptist Church in Ft. Worth. His camping adventures with the scouts and fellow adult leaders ranged from the mountain tops in Colorado to waterfalls in Minnesota and to the ocean shore along Padre Island. Ron was a self-taught family genealogist, astronomer, gardener and naturalist. He enjoyed listening to and engaging in good conversation and debates with his friends. A memorial service will be conducted by Rev. Rod Simmons at White Rock United Methodist Church, 1450 Oldgate Lane, Dallas, Texas The service time is 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 9, 2013 with a reception to follow at the church. Brown Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors 425 S. Henderson St., Fort Worth, TX 76104 (817) 335-4557

Pauline “Polly” Nelson Aishman

MANSFIELD — Pauline “Polly” Nelson Aishman left her earthly home to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at the blessed age of 94.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday in Emerald Hills Memorial Park in Kennedale.
Pauline was a member of First Baptist Church of Forest Hill for 40 years. Pauline was not only a kind and loving person, but she was always ready to help anyone in need. She truly loved the Lord and was a witness for him to her many friends in the nursing home where she had lived for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Fannie Bradshaw; husband, Henry Nelson; second husband, Loys Aishman; and a brother, Winward C. Bradshaw.
Survivors: Nephew, Randy Bradshaw; and many friends.

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425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557

William S. Trope

FORT WORTH — U.S. Marine Corps retired Sgt. Maj. William S. Trope passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in Fort Worth at the age of 88.
Memorial service: At a later date in Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso.
Bill was born Dec. 29, 1924, to the late Thomas and Mary Trope in Leisenring, Pa. At age 17, Bill joined the Marine Corps and proudly served his country for 30 years. He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Lydia, and his sister, Margaret Belko.
Survivors: Numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

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

John “Big John” Willis

John “Big John” Willis, 41, passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home Chapel. John was a security officer and a loving husband, father and son. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Survivors: Wife, Debra G. Willis; sons, John Charles Willis Jr. and Cody Doran; daughters, Mary Elizabeth Willis and Amanda Rose Turner; parents, Phillip and Wanda Willis; brother, Jeff Willis and wife, Linda; and many friends.

 

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

Lou Bryan (1949 – 2013)

Lou Bryan passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at the age of 64. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Thursday in Brown, Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Interment: Lou will be laid to rest in Elizabeth Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Lou was born June 14, 1949, to the late Roy and Daphene Anderson in Fort Worth. She graduated from Tarrant County College and was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa. Survivors: Husband of 15 years, David Bryan; mother, Daphene Smith; son, Charlie Roberts and wife, Kelly; daughter, Rose Johnson and husband, Walter; daughter, Tammy Hamm and husband, Johnny; sisters, Nancy Pinkson and Maria Sue Hyman; grandchildren, Walter Johnson, Alex Johnson, Ashley Dennis, Trey Roberts, Hollie Richardson and Elrick Hamm; great-grandchildren, Madelyn and Zoey; and many friends.

 

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

William Ernest Jones

FORT WORTH — William Ernest Jones, also known as Bill or B.J., passed from this earthly life to his heavenly home Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at the age of 70.
Graveside service: A private committal service for family and close friends will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Lane C.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in Bill’s honor.
Bill was born Nov. 7, 1943, to Eugene and Helen Vestal Jones in Fort Worth. He graduated from high school in Blytheville, Ark., in 1960 and immediately joined the Air Force, which became a 20-year career. His military career was influenced by his stepdad, Paul Byrd, who served for 22 years in the Air Force. Growing up as a military child, Bill lived in various states and Puerto Rico, then his career took him to various other places. He was a Vietnam War veteran and was also based in Okinawa and other bases.
After retiring from the Air Force in 1981, he moved back to Texas and worked 20 years at Able Machinery Movers in Dallas. Most recently, he was the on-site security for Chisholm Trail Townhomes in Fort Worth.
Bill was an avid sports fan. He was a fan of the New York Yankees, cheering only for the Texas Rangers when not playing his beloved Yankees, and the Dallas Cowboys. As a younger man, he enjoyed roller skating, golf and bowling. He was a coach for the Youth American Bowling Association in Fort Worth. Bill mentored many young men throughout the later years of his life, offering sound advice to those seeking guidance.
Bill was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Robert Jones, and stepdad, Paul Byrd.
Survivors: Mother, Helen Vestal Jones Byrd; son, William Madison Jones and wife, Ann, of Arlington; son, Paul David Jones of Wichita, Kan.; grandson, Randol of Arlington; and numerous cousins and friends, who will also miss him.

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