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Archives for February 2015

Judith Sanders

FORT WORTH — Judith Sanders passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at the age of 64.
Memorial service: Private.
Survivors: Son, Anthony Mills and wife, Laura; grandchildren, Anthony Jr., Ethan, Autumn and Kayla; and many friends.

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

Bobby D. Becknal

WEATHERFORD — Bobby D. Becknal passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the age of 72.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Thursday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel, the Rev. Gary Ward officiating. Interment: Bobby will be laid to rest in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Gideons International or Samaritan’s Purse.
Bobby was born Sept. 21, 1942, in Fort Worth. He proudly served our country by enlisting in the U.S. Navy. Bobby was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend and will be truly missed but never forgotten.
Survivors: Wife of 52 years, Mary Becknal; son, Mark Becknal and wife, Stephanie; daughter, Shari Jackson and husband, Mark; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Becknal; sister, Emma Pryor; and many friends.

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

Steven Franklin

FORT WORTH — Steven Franklin passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at the age of 47.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the grave in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Survivors: Sons, Cody and Casey Franklin; mother, Judy Dreitz; many extended relatives and friends.

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

Vicky Kay Shelton Hernandez

FORT WORTH — Vicki Kay Shelton Hernandez passed away Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at the age of 56.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1500 FM 156, Haslet.
Survivors: Son, Nick Shelton; daughter, Shenae Hernandez; and three grandchildren.

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

Kimberly Kay Kellar

FORT WORTH — Kimberly Kay Kellar, 56, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015.
Memorial service: Private.
She was born Dec. 13, 1958, in Orange County, Calif. She was an avid outdoors person who loved horses. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and was loved by everyone. Kim was a hospice nurse for many years for Vitas Hospice Care. Vitas also gave her loving care at the end of her life.
The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Ruxer for his expert care during her seven-year battle with lung cancer and also her dear friends, Bobbi Bean and Loraine Liles, for their loving care.
Kim will be deeply missed by all. Kim’s hope was that her many friends would gather together in memory of the good times they enjoyed together.
Kim was predeceased by a stepbrother, James Powhatan.
Survivors: Father, Clifford Weber and wife, Jo; mother, Penny Powhatan and husband, Dan; children, Rick Powell and wife, Kristina, and Jon Powell and wife, Angela; sister, Marilee Verdesca and husband, Andrew; grandchildren, Rickey and Aryan Powell; niece, Lauren Honeycutt; nephews, Ryan Honeycutt and Matthew Verdesca; stepbrothers, Mark and Keith Powhatan; stepsister, Sharon Powhatan; loving companion, Will Butler; lifelong friend and the father of her children, Rick Powell Sr.; and many, many friends.
I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glint on snow, I am the starshine of the night, I am in the flowers that bloom, I am in a quiet room, I am in the birds that sing, I am in each lovely thing — Mary Elizabeth Frye

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

Maria S. Reyes

FORT WORTH — Maria S. Reyes passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at the age of 88.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Rita’s Catholic Church. Visitation: 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Survivors: Sons, Noel Reyes, Jose Reyes, Rodrigo Reyes and Manuel Reyes; daughters, Matilda Macias, Florina Reyes, Rosa Reyes and Carmen Johnson; eighteen grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren.

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

Mary Eugenia “Gene” Britton

FORT WORTH — Mary Eugenia “Gene” Britton passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at the age of 104.
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: There will be no visitation.
Mary was born Jan. 24, 1911, to the late Charlie and Lavonia Towson in Terrell. Mary was a master bridge player at the Fort Western duplicate bridge unit 183 and numerous bridge groups.
Survivors: Grandson, Mark Britton and wife, Alison; grandson, David Britton and wife, Robin; granddaughter, Janet Smith; great-grandchildren, Rachael Britton, Sam Britton, Sarah Britton, Elise Britton, Jakob Britton, Britainy Smith and Reagan Smith; daughter-in-law, Becky Britton; family friends, Steve and Matt Sherlip; nieces, Judy Boatright, Helen Purselly and Eileen Bell; and nephew, Jake Britton.

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

Craig Lee Hanes Sr.

FORT WORTH — Craig Lee Hanes Sr., 69, passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2015.
Graveside service: Noon Wednesday, Feb. 11, in Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Kennedale. Visitation: 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon; and brother, Vernon Jr.
Survivors: Mother, Peggy Kidd; sons, Craig Jr. and wife, Jennifer, and Vernon and wife, Bonnie; daughters, Stephanie Reid and husband, Gary, and Misty Pretti and husband, Mark; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Jake; and sisters, Claudia and Katherine.

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

Michael Tye

FORT WORTH — Michael Tye passed away peacefully at a local care facility on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at the age of 63.
Interment: Michael will be laid to rest in Azleland Cemetery and Memorial Park.

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

Arthur “Mac” Williams

FORT WORTH — Arthur “Mac” Williams passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at the age of 66.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the funeral home.
Arthur was born April 24, 1948, to the late Edward and Magalene in Louisburg, N.C. He proudly served his country by enlisting in the U.S. Army where he served in the Vietnam War. He was a truck driver for 35 years. Mac also was an avid fisherman and loved riding his Harley FXR.
Mac was a great father to his son and an even greater “Paw Paw” to his grandchildren. He was a kind and compassionate friend to all who were blessed enough to have known him.
Arthur was preceded in death by his parents; son, Kevin Williams; and sister, Regina.
Survivors: Son, Marcus Williams and wife, Ericka; grandchildren, Lamesha, Jada and Mehki; brothers, Jeffery, Mark, Edward Jr., Moes and Troy; mother of his children, Janice Alston; many extended family members and friends.

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