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Archives for January 2015

Randy Freeman

FORT WORTH — Randolph Freeman passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at the age of 79.
Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Friday in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home.
Randolph was born May 25, 1935, in Dallas to the late Flemming and Virginia Freeman. He was a member of First United Methodist Church for many years. Randy was also a member of Fort Worth Elks (BPOE #124), Masonic Lodge, Panther City #1183, Moslah Shriners of Fort Worth and Fort Worth Sail and Power Squadron, District 21. Randy’s entire working career was in the banking business and he retired from Bank One after many years of dedicated service.
Randy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be deeply missed by all and will remain in our hearts forever.
Survivors: Wife of 55 years, Pat Freeman; daughter, Deborah Owings and husband, Jeff; daughter, Heidi Metzler and husband, Mike; son, Randolph Freeman and wife, Phoebe; grandchildren, Michael Metzler, Larry Carpenter, Tamara Carpenter, Tara Carpenter, Shane Metzler, Randolph Freeman II, Harrison Carpenter, Matthew Metzler, Amanda Metzler, Lensie Freeman and Hogan Owings; sister, Virginia Freeman; and many friends.

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

James “Jim” Sonnen

FORT WORTH — James “Jim” Sonnen passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at the age of 71.
Memorial service: 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel, Pastor Mike Haley officiating.
Jim was born Oct. 7, 1943, to the late Carl and Emma Sonnen in Abilene. He was a former board member of Tarrant Food Bank. Jim was president and owner of Sonnen Services for 19 years. Jim enjoyed the outdoors and barbecuing.
Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend and will always be remembered for his love of others and putting them first. Jim was well respected and will be deeply missed by everyone.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Byron Greaves.
Survivors: Wife of 29 years, Amparo Sonnen; children, James Sonnen and wife, Kim, Cecilia Ann Trevino and husband, Joe, twin brothers, Mark Cecil Sonnen and Michael Patrick Sonnen, Jon David Sonnen and wife, Michelle, and Jaime Ruiz; grandchildren, Nikki Taylor, Naci Atchley, Nathan Sonnen, Joseph Trevino, Caleigh Sonnen and Hunter Townsend; great-grandchildren, Peyton Taylor, Emma Taylor, Ceattle Atchley, and baby Atchley who is on the way; brother, Carl Sonnen and wife, Janice; sister, Elizabeth Greaves; brother, Robert Sonnen and wife, Melissa; brother, Jon Art Sonnen and wife, Arlene; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.

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

Bette Nobles Smith

IRVING — Bette Nobles Smith passed away peacefully Friday, January 16, 2015 at the age of 88.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Friday, January 23, 2015 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Bette was born March 10, 1926 to the late Lawrence and Adrienne Nobles in Amarillo, Texas. Bette will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. She will be greatly missed.
Bette is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Smith; and daughter, Candy Bartlett.
Survivors: Son, Mike Smith and wife Debbie; grandson, Marc Bartlett and wife Keri; grandson, Scott Bartlett; grandson, Tim Smith and wife Kara; granddaughter, Stephanie Smith; great-grandsons, Jack Bartlett, Reed Bartlett, Hayden Smith and Suleiman Masumbuko; great-granddaughter, Landry Smith; and many friends.

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

Betty Ward

FORT WORTH — Betty Ward, 72, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.
Memorial service: Her family will hold a private service.
Betty was born March 1, 1942, in Fort Worth to the late Calvin and Opal Davis.
Survivors: Daughter, Melissa Chance; daughter, Peggy Barnes; and son, Doyle Ward.

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

Fred D. Reales

FORT WORTH — Fred D. Reales, 75, passed away at a local hospital on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Thursday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel with the family receiving friends from noon to service time.
Memorials: Please make a donation in Fred’s memory to a charity of your choice.
Fred was an avid hunter and rancher. He worked for Otis Elevator for 30 years and upon retiring from Otis, he started his own inspection company, RBR Consulting Group.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Survivors: Sons, Freddie C. Reales and Ron Blakeman; daughters, Mary Theresa Sowers, Diane Talbott and Nikki Meister; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers; and a sister.

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

Earl “Joe” Cornwell Jr.

FORT WORTH — Earl “Joe” Cornwell Jr. left this earth to join his father and mother in God’s loving arms, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at the age of 54.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Earl “Joe” Cornwell Jr. was born March 15, 1960, to the late Earl and Marian Cornwell in Louisville, Ky. Joe was a former employee of Wal Mart for seven years. He will be remembered for his love of the sport of wrestling and most other sports. He was a huge fan of the University of Kentucky and the Oakland Raiders. Joe will mostly be remembered by his larger-than-life smile.
Survivors: Sister, Anita Buehler and husband, Kevin; niece, Katie Buehler; nephew, Ryan Buehler; two aunts; numerous cousins; and his special furry friends, Kilo, Peanut and Squirt.

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

Kenneth McKnight

FORT WORTH — Kenneth McKnight passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at a local facility at the age of 61.
Burial: Kenneth will be laid to rest in Azleland Cemetery.

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

Christopher Michael Foster

FORT WORTH — Christopher Michael Foster, 68, was called on to begin his new life in heaven on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015.
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Christopher was born March 17, 1946, in Fort Worth. He was an active member at All Saints Episcopal Church. He attended Arlington Heights High School then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving three tours in Vietnam. He earned the Vietnam Service and Vietnam Campaign medals.
Christopher was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda; mother, Rose Protsman Romero; father, Robert Foster; stepfather, Arthur Romero; grandmother, Helen “Momoe.”
Survivors: Daughters, Jennifer, Kylie Evans, Gretal Acosta and Gillian Hemphill; sister, Laura Irvine and her husband, Robin, and niece, Jess Irvine; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

Alan Lee Grider

WHITE SETTLEMENT — Alan Lee Grider, 43, passed away Friday, Jan. 9, 2015.
Alan was born June 16, 1971, in Altus, Okla.
Survivors: Wife, Michelle; parents, Jerry and Shirley; brother, Kenneth; niece, Nikki; great-nephew, Knox; and many other extended family and friends.

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

Sonya Jackson Grubb

FORT WORTH — Sonya Jackson Grubb passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at the age of 48.
Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Friday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Chapel, Pastor Jason Williams officiating. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a fund set up for Sonya Grubb at www.gofundme.com/js1tzg.
Sonya was born Aug. 30, 1966, to Wayne and Wilda Jackson in Fort Worth. She graduated from Everman High School in 1984 and later became a registered nurse. Sonya was an outdoors person who loved hunting, fishing and golf. Among other things she loved was Halloween, including haunted houses and fireworks. Sonya loved life and lived it to the fullest every day with family and friends. She was a remarkable person who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Survivors: Daughter, Shelby Grubb; mother, Wilda Snowden and husband, Steve; father, Wayne Jackson; brother, Brad Jackson; sister, Stephanie Collinsworth and husband, Ken; partner, Janie L. Hutton; nephews, Mason and Brady; niece, Morgan; numerous extended family members; and many, many friends.

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