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Archives for December 2013

Evelyn Marie Brown

HALTOM CITY — Evelyn Marie Brown passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at the age of 54.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Friday in Brown, Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel, Pastor Mark Spence officiating. Interment: Evelyn will be laid to rest in Nelson Cemetery, Azle. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Evelyn was born Sept. 14, 1959, to J.D. and Wilma Marie Cowsar Brown in Fort Worth. She was Elvis Presley’s biggest fan. She had a zest for life and cherished her family above anything else.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her father, J.D. Brown; paternal grandparents, I. Dosson and Elizabeth Anglin Brown; and maternal grandparents, James Rea and Clara Ellen Tunnell Cowsar.
Survivors: Mother, Wilma Marie Cowsar Brown; siblings, James Brown, Marcella Tillison, Diana Fundis and Helen Wilson and husband, Ricky Wilson; 16 nieces and nephews; 26 great-nieces and great-nephews; and six great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

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425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557

Willliam D. “Wayne” Herron

FORT WORTH — William D. “Wayne” Herron, 66, passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.
Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Ridglea Baptist Church. Interment: 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Brown Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Wayne was born July 30, 1947, in Gassville, Ark.
Wayne was preceded in death by his father, Leo James Herron.
Survivors: Daughter, Stacey Harwood and husband, Michael; son, Scott Herron; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Brandon and William; mother, Dora Beckwith; brothers, Jim and Jack Herron; and sisters, Janice Osborne, Donna Herron and Melinda Favero and husband, Daniel.

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

Joshua Cody Touchet Hite

HURST — Joshua Touchet Hite passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in Loveland, Colo., as the passenger in a car accident.
Memorial service: 3 p.m. Tuesday in Brown, Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel, with cremation to follow. Visitation for family and friends will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service, in the chapel.
Memorials: The family welcomes memorial donations in Joshua’s name made to MADD, in lieu of flowers.
Joshua was born Sept. 23, 1992, in Bedford to John and Tammy Hite. He grew up most of his life on a rural farm near Alvord and graduated from Alvord High School. Joshua loved playing football and was a fanatical University of Texas football fan. Joshua enjoyed the adventures of the outdoors, from camping to fishing, and he was always ready to lend a helping hand to others. He was in Colorado during the recent history-making floods, and spent much of his time helping others move and save personal belongings and then clean and start rebuilding after the storms. His heart was as big as Texas and he loved his many family members with a passion.
Joshua was preceded in death by his grandmother, Nancy Kay Sutherlin Jackson, and aunt, Bobina Jackson.
Survivors: Joshua is survived by his father, John Hite of Hurst; mother, Tammy Hite of Richland Hills; sister, Brooke Hite of Hurst; grandparents, John and Jean Hite of Hurst; grandfather, Malcolm Jackson of Richland Hills; aunt, Robin Scott Hite of Arlington; numerous cousins, aunts and uncles; and many friends.

Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors
425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557

Ted James

FORT WORTH — Ted James passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at the age of 84.
Celebration of life: 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Ted was born June 20, 1929, to the late William Jesse and Lois Margaret James in Wellington. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He met the love of his life, Dorothy, and they were married Dec. 29, 1956, in Olney and were married for 56 years. Ted graduated from McMurray University in 1952 with a bachelor of arts degree. He then earned his master’s degree from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. Ted was a band director for 29 years in Texas public schools and retired in 1989. He was also a choir director for Methodist Church.
Survivors: Wife of 56 years, Dorothy James; son, Jeff James and wife, Becky George; daughter, Dana Taylor; grandson, Gray James; granddaughters, Amy Norwood and husband, Josh, Shera Rasmussen and husband, Randy, and Georgia James; great-grandson, Conner Rasmussen; sister, Wynona Gossett and husband, Delmo; and many friends.

Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors
425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557

Virgil Steve Vaughn

FORT WORTH — Virgil Steve Vaughn passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at the age of 64.
Celebration of life: First service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, in the Texas State Veterans Cemetery, Abilene. Another service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at Celebration Community Church, Fort Worth.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Steve’s honor to the Samaritan House, 929 Hemphill St., Fort Worth, Texas 76104; or Alpha Omega Hospice, 305 E. Loop 820, Suite 411, Hurst, Texas 76053.
Steve was born Nov. 28, 1949, to Virgil Roy and Sue Vaughn in Abilene. He proudly served our country by enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. Steve began his career as an LVN at John Peter Smith Hospital in the ER, later earning his RN. The largest portion of Steve’s career was spent as a licensed nursing facility administrator after earning his bachelor of arts in hospital administration. He spent over 40 years in health care. He was past president of the TGRA and was also co-founder of the ICOA Chapter of Austin. Steve is loved, admired and respected by many and will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.
Steve was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Roy Vaughn, and life partner, Tony Dunlap.
Survivors: Mother, Sue Vaughn of Abilene; sister, Sherry Gowin and husband, Bob, of Abilene; sister, Judy Blackwell and husband, Larry, of Archer, Fla.; brother, Terry Vaughn and wife, Penny, of Merkel; nieces, Misty Braly and husband, Russell, Lacy Gowin and Shelley Scott and husband, Brandon; nephews, Scott Blackwell and wife, Lisa, Ricky Vaughn and Chad Blackwell and wife, Jodie; five great-nieces; a great-nephew; and many friends.

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

Arthur William Sanchez

FORT WORTH — Arthur William Sanchez passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at the age of 57.
Memorial service: 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Brown, Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Inurnment: 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Rosario Cemetery in Santa Fe, N.M.
Arthur was born Dec. 14, 1956, to Arthur G. and Gloria F. Sanchez in Santa Fe, N.M. He graduated from Saint Michael’s High School and received his bachelor’s degree at The University of New Mexico.
Arthur was preceded in death by his father, Arthur G. Sanchez; paternal grandparents, Willie and Nellie Sanchez; and maternal grandparents, Christobal and Estella Sanchez.
Survivors: Mother, Gloria Sanchez of Santa Fe, N.M.; brother, Clifford Sanchez and wife, Kathy, and their sons, Jordan Sanchez and Luke Sanchez, of O’Fallon, Ill.; sister, Shirley Gonzales and husband, David, and their son, David Gonzales II, of San Antonio; brother, David Sanchez and wife, Monique, of Durango, Colo.; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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

Raymond Alan Boullt

WAXAHACHIE — Raymond Alan Boullt, 55, beloved son brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.
Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, in Brown, Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Raymond was extremely loved by many and will be truly missed.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Jean Bates; grandparents, Raymond and Margaret Barnes, Donald and Doris McDonald, Vera Collins and Rosalie Clark; uncle, Jerry McDonald; and brother, Barett McDonald.
Survivors: Wife, Sherry Faris; daughters, Casey Boullt, Courtney Robertson and husband, Nathan, Brittany Faris and Shannon Stevens and husband, John; son, Jordan Faris; father, Linley McDonald Sr. and wife, Carolyn; mother, Sue Hunter; brothers, Linley McDonald Jr., Brett McDonald and wife, Janet Garza, and Russell Douglas and wife, Susan; sisters, Kathy Riggins and husband, Robert, Shelly McDonald and Tammy Gray; aunt and uncle, Van and Pat Clark. Raymond was also blessed with three beautiful grandchildren, Jacob, Rylee and Kadence Stevens; friend and former wife, Cindy Boullt; eight nephews; five nieces; and many other extended family and friends.

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

David L. Thompson

EULESS — David L. Thompson, 64, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.
Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Lane C.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Maureen Thompson.
Survivors: Daughter, Amber Thompson; and nephew, Bruce Williams.

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

Peggy Sue Otwell (1950 – 2013)

Peggy Sue Otwell passed away peacefully at a local care facility Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at the age of 63. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Wednesday in Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Interment: Peggy will be laid to rest in Skyvue Cemetery. Visitation: Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors. Peggy was born Aug. 5, 1950, in Fort Worth to the late Milton Hubert and Mary Elizabeth Otwell. She was a dietitian for the Osteopathic Hospital for more than 20 years. Peggy proudly served our country by enlisting in the U.S. Army. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, Milton and Mary Otwell; brother, David Otwell; and sister, Joyce Otwell. Survivors: Brother, Donnie Otwell and wife, Della; twin sisters, Nan Mosley and husband, James, and Jan Price and husband, Delbert; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

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