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Archives for November 2013

Sharon Reeves Watson (1936 – 2013)

Sharon Reeves Watson passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at the age of 77, surrounded by her loving family. Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Wednesday in Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Interment: Sharon will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, Donald Alton Watson, in Benbrook Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Sharon was born Jan. 25, 1936, to the late E.B. and Eunice Fay Reeves in McCullough County. Sharon graduated from C.F. Brewer High School in 1954. She attended American Business College Institute. She was a member of Westworth Church of Christ for many years. Sharon had two children of her own and was a mother figure to many. She watched and helped raise over 20 children throughout her life. Sharon was full of life and loved her family. She will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald Alton Watson; and sister, Virginia Williams. Survivors: Daughters, Donna Ostrosky and Amy Watson; granddaughter, Stephanie Ostrosky; grandson, Jordon Watson; brother, Larry Reeves and wife, Traunsa; sister, Arlene Box and husband, Johnny; brother-in-law, Wendell Williams; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and beloved friends.

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James Lando Sullivan, Sr.

FORT WORTH — James Lando Sullivan Sr. passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at the age of 60.
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday in New Hope Cemetery in Boyd. Visitation: The family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors.
James was born Oct. 6, 1953, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to the late Lando and Evelyn Sullivan.
Survivors: Son, James L. Sullivan Jr.; daughter, Janna Sullivan; brothers, Ted Sullivan and Forrest Sullivan; sister, Deborah Gahagan; sister, Linda Obregon; niece, Angel McClendon; and many friends.

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

Kathryn Rice

BENBROOK — Kathryn Rice, loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at the age of 52.
Memorial service: 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Arlington Heights United Methodist Church, 4200 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 76107.
Kathryn was born July 30, 1961, in Calverton Park, Mo., to the late Eugene and Helen Rockwell. Kathy’s love for her family was boundless. She was a wonderful cook and a kind caregiver and we will never forget her wonderful wit. The family would love to thank Odyssey Hospice House for the great care that was given to Kathy.
Survivors: Loving husband of 25 years, Kirk Rice; son, Kyle Rice; son, Joey Rice; brother, Buddy Rockwell; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Norma Barron; grandson, Joey Rice; niece, Jenny; nephew, Eddie; aunt, Judy; brother-in-law, Jack Rice; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jill and Jim McCrory.

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

Frances B. Strickland

FORT WORTH — Frances B. Strickland passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at the age of 97.
Graveside service: 9 a.m. Friday in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Lane A. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Brown Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Shriners Children’s Hospital in memory of Frances.
Frances was born Sept. 26, 1916, to the late Edward Hudson and Mary Elizabeth Bellah in Hunt County. Frances was a lifetime member of the Amarillo Chapter of the Eastern Star. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Amarillo. After moving to Fort Worth, she was a faithful attendee of Handley Baptist Church.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband of 71 years, James R. Strickland; siblings, Beulah Mae Patterson, J.C. Bellah, Joe Bellah and Luther Bellah; grandson, Todd Blasingame; and dearest friend, Nelwyn Blankenship.
Survivors: Daughter, Mary Forkner and husband, Roy; daughter, Robbie Thurston and husband, Wayne; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Bonnie Bellah; and numerous nieces and nephews whom she held so dearly to her heart.

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