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Archives for May 2015

Perry Gates Brockmeyer

FORT WORTH — Perry Gates Brockmeyer passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at the age of 77.
Memorial service: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Cowtown Coliseum, 121 E. Exchange, Fort Worth.
Perry was born Feb. 26, 1938, to the late William Perry and Mariette Blakley Gates Brockmeyer in Kirksville, Mo. His family moved from Missouri to Lubbock in 1950 where he graduated from Monterrey High school, class of 1957. He then moved to DFW to attend the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Sciences where he graduated with licensing as a funeral director and embalmer in 1958. He received his certification as an EMT in 1975.
Perry worked for several funeral homes across Texas. He also worked for several emergency medical services in Texas. In 1966, Perry was called to Austin to aid the victims of the mass shooting at the University of Texas. He received his 50-year recognition pin from the Texas Funeral Directors Association in 2008.
He dearly loved history and never met a stranger. Whether he knew someone for five minutes or a hundred years, he always had a story to tell.
Survivors: Daughter, LeAnna Pittman; brother, Linze Brockmeyer; nephews, Christopher Brockmeyer, William Brockmeyer and Jesse Brockmeyer; other family members, Pamela Lopez, Sandra Morales, Miguel Morales and Marisela Lopez; the Harmon family who had a special hand in raising his daughter; and EMS family across the state.

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

Faith “Lynn” Hubbard

WEATHERFORD — Faith “Lynn” Hubbard passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in an RV accident in Mathis, Texas, at the age of 49.
Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Visitation: 11 a.m. to service time.
Interment: Lynn will be laid to rest in Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Lynn was born July 26, 1965 in Lancaster, N.C. She dearly loved her family, traveling around in the RV, and jeeping. She was a member of the LSJC Club of Fort Worth. She was truly an inspiration to all of us and will be deeply missed.
Survivors: Husband of nine years, Terry Hubbard; parents, Bill and Betty Hudgins; sons, T.J. Jaquez, James Jaquez, Chris Graham and Shawn Burson; daughters, Kayla Huettenmueller, Tiffany Groce and Kerrie Hooper; sisters, Lillian Ferrell and husband, John, Becka Hogan and Carol Yahn; numerous nieces, nephews and a large amount of extended family members and friends; and her special furry friend, Christi, who miraculously survived the accident.

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

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Linda Faye Bates

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — Linda Faye Bates, our beautiful, loving mother, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at the age of 68.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday in Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel, the Rev. Fordham McElroy officiating. Interment: Linda will be laid to rest in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Linda was born Oct. 24, 1946, to the late Austin Sizemore and Beatrice Hobbs in Bakersfield, Calif. She grew up in New Mexico and moved to Texas in her teens. She had lived in North Richland Hills for 45 years. She was devoted to her family and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was very proud of her family, loved holidays and eagerly looked forward to family get-togethers. Any chance to spend time with her family was very important to her. Her family was her No. 1 priority in life. Linda will be greatly missed and remain in our hearts forever.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Austin Sizemore and Hobbs.
Survivors: Daughter, Mary Thedford and husband, Hubert; daughter, Marcy Eudy and husband, Paul; son, Robert A. Bates; grandchildren, Jonathan, Shawn, Ryan, Katie, Alie and Shelby; great-grandchildren, Corbin, Hagen, Harper and Piper; siblings, Austin E. Sizemore, Donald Sizemore and Patricia Knight; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

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

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Pearl “Pearly Mae” Garnett

FORT WORTH — Pearl Loretta “Pearly Mae” Garnett died peacefully in her home on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Fort Worth at the age of 87.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel, Bishop Porter Perry officiating. A reception will follow and all are welcome to attend and celebrate Pearl’s life.
Pearl Loretta White was born April 18, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Jack and Irene White. She was educated in Camden and Moorestown, New Jersey. She married William Garnett, in 1947. After moving to Moorestown, New Jersey, Pearl began working for Moorestown Cleaners for more than 5 years, Burlington County Jail for 10 years and Sands Hotel and Casino for more than 5 years.
Pearl is preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Irene White;  sister Faith Meekins; and brother in law, Earl Meekins.
Survivors: Daughter Jacqualyne Johnson and husband, Anthony; grandson Craig Jennings and wife, Gretchen; grandson, Anthony Johnson; granddaughters, Janell Johnson, Chanell Johnson, and Indigo Johnson; great grandsons, Corbin Ray Johnson and Craig Jennings III; great granddaughter, Avery Jennings; sister, Cynthia Phillips and husband, Harold; sister, Juanita Parrish; sister, Charletta Coleman;  and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends.

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

Glory Alice Riddle

FORT WORTH — Glory Alice Riddle, 9 weeks, went to be with Jesus on Monday, May 4, 2015.
Service: 1 p.m. Friday at Forgiven Church, 6620 Westcreek Drive, Fort Worth. Visitation: 11 a.m. to service time Friday. Interment: will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth.
Glory was a blessing sent to her parents and family for the short time she was in their lives and they will treasure every moment they had with her.
Survivors: Mother and father, Shaun and Debra Riddle; brothers, Julian and Korbin; sister, Genesis; grandparents, Paulette and Larry Davis, Hope and Dan Starns, and Johnny and Sheila Rhoads; and numerous family and friends.

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

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Christopher Curtis Austin

FORT WORTH — Christopher Curtis Austin passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the age of 41.
Memorial service: Private.
Survivors: Sons, Curtis Austin and Brady Owens; mother, Nancy Ann Austin; brother, James Austin Jr.; fiancee, Donna Castello; and many friends.

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

John Robert Hancock

FORT WORTH — John Robert Hancock passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the age of 37.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Azleland Cemetery & Memorial Park.
Visitation: There will be no visitation.
Survivors: Wife, Sonja Hancock; step-daughter, Kayla Downing; and many friends.

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

Nancy Kay Murray

FORT WORTH — Nancy Kay Murray passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the age of 67.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church, 1200 S. Collins, Arlington, Texas.
Survivors: Husband, John Murray; son, Ronald Wheeler; and many friends.

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

James Edward Billhymer Jr.

FORT WORTH — James Edward Billhymer Jr. passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at the age of 71.
Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 7, in Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel with a classic car motorcade to lead us to the cemetery. Interment: James will be laid to rest at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
James was born March 26, 1944, to the late James and Jewel Billhymer in Highland Park, Ill. Among some of James’ passions in life were classic and antique cars, drag racing, collecting die cast and toy cars, 1950s’ memorabilia and playing in pool tournaments. He was also a second-generation master barbecuer.
James will be deeply missed by everyone and will remain in our hearts forever.
Survivors: Son, Sean Billhymer; granddaughter, Bredyn Billhymer; close family, Tamara and Brenna; brother, John; sisters, Joan, Joyce, Janice, Junene and Julia; and very good friends, Vole and Beverly Smart.

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

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