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Archives for June 2015

Nicole J. Watson

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — Nicole J. Watson passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the age of 45.
Memorial service: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Eagle’s View Church, 200 Bluebonnet St., Saginaw, Tx. 76179
Nicole was born September 30, 1969 to Bert and Marla Diepstraten in Landstuhl,Germany. She will always be remembered for being a great wife and mother and her family always came first. She loved to travel and if she saw a colorful rock, she would always have to stop everything to pick it up. She has been a blessing to all and loved by everyone and will be deeply missed by us all.
Survivors: Husband, Johnnie Watson III; daughters, Jewel Diepstraten and Caralen Watson; parents, Bert and Marla Diepstraten; granddaughter, Dylann Warren; mother-in-law, Linda Kronenbitter and husband, Don; father-in-law, John Watson Jr. and wife, Jan; brother, Christopher Diepstraten; sister-in-law, Heather Diepstraten; many nieces, nephews and friends.

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

Betty Jean Wright

FORT WORTH — Betty Jean Wright, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 28, 2015, at the age of 84.
Service: 1 p.m. Friday in Brown, Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home.  Interment:  Betty will be laid to rest in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.
Betty was born in Fort Worth on Oct. 27, 1930, to the late Hugh and Jessie Chapple. She was a civilian employee at the Fort Worth Police Department and was a volunteer and employee at Baylor All Saints. She was a member of both the Order of the Eastern Star and Daughters of The Nile, and she served on the advisory board for The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.
Survivors: Husband of 64 years, Jack Wright; daughters, Vivian Wright and Vicky Williams; grandchildren, Sharon Mineo and husband, Ben, Valerie Williams Simmons and husband, John, Vanessa Moody and husband, Walter, David Williams Jr.; great-grandchildren, Kavonne Williams and David Simmons; and numerous family and friends.

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

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Bill E. Poynor

KEENE — Bill E. Poynor passed away peacefully Thursday, June 25, 2015, at the age of 92.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. Wednesday in Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home.
Bill served in the U.S. Army during World War II, fighting in both France and Germany. Over the course of his life, he was a Mason, served as president of the Burleson Mounties Riding Club, and worked for Lockheed Martin for 39 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hardee and Pearl Poynor; wife of 70 years, Pauline Poynor; brother, Preston; and sister, Jewel.
Survivors: Daughter, June Greer and husband, Don; grandchildren, Dana Spoonemore and husband, Kurt, and Kim Goff and husband, Mike; great-grandchildren, Kevin, Sam, Hayley and Hanna; and many friends.

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

Kenneth “Custom Ken” Higdon

FORT WORTH — Kenneth “Custom Ken” Higdon passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015, at the age of 59.
Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Wednesday in Brown, Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Kenneth was born Aug. 20, 1955, to Leonard and Bertha Higdon in Fort Worth. He was the owner of Ken’s Custom Cycles for 10 years and also owned Village Tropical Fish in Traders Village for over nine years. He was a writer and had a book published. His joy in life was his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all of us.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; and nephew, Phillip Higdon.
Survivors: Wife of nine years, Terri Higdon; son, Chris Higdon and wife, Amanda; stepdaughter, Alissa McAlpine; brother, Leonard G. Higdon and wife, Doris; sister, Sue Clanton and husband, Jimmy Beard; grandchildren, Miguel, Stormi, Shyla, Savanna, Shannia, Mason, Bree, Maci and Josh; numerous other family members; and friends.

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

Diane Mary Smith

FORT WORTH — Diane Smith passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015, at the age of 68.
Graveside service: 1 p.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: Diane will lie in state noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home.
Diane was born March 19, 1947, to William and Mildred Smith in Rahway, N.J. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, William L. “Butch” Smith Jr. and Ronald Smith.
Survivors: Husband of 25 years, James Smead; brother, David Smith; sister, Renee Smith; stepdaughters, Leah Brooke Martinez and Robin Paige Leise; four grandchildren; and many friends.

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

Nancy Ann Conrad

FORT WORTH — Nancy Ann Conrad, 77, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Friday, June 26, at Triumph Baptist Church, 3300 W. Seminary Drive, Fort Worth, officiated by Pastor Bruce Engleman.
Nancy was born Nov. 14, 1937, in Fort Worth to the late Albert and Una Perkins. She was also preceded in death by her son, Charles Conrad.
Survivors: Daughter, Pamela Shearer; and many friends.

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

Theresa Marie Ziesemann

ARLINGTON — Theresa Marie Ziesemann, 48, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015.
Service: Memorial graveside service at 10 a.m. Monday, June 22, in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.
Survivors: Son, Nathaniel; mother, Marjorie; brother, Edward; sisters, Veronica and Kathleen; and niece, Elizabeth.

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

W. Clayte Binion III

FORT WORTH — W. Clayte Binion III, an attorney and longtime Fort Worth resident, died Tuesday, June 16, 2015, after a lengthy illness.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at First United Methodist Church, Henderson Chapel, 805 E. Denman, Lufkin.
Memorials: Memorial donations may be made to a veterans’ group of choice.
W. Clayte Binion was born Jan. 21, 1938, in Lufkin, the son of the late W. Clayte Binion II and Sara Dell Newsom Binion. He graduated from Texas A&M and from the University of Texas at Austin law school. He practiced law in Texas for over 50 years. He was acclaimed by clients and peers for his devoted, gifted work representing veterans and was active in protecting veterans’ rights.
Survivors: Clayte will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 34 years, Carla Binion; brothers, Jack Binion and Tommy Binion; sister, Emma Lee Wilson and their spouses; sons, Russ Binion, Steve Binion and John Binion; daughters, Laurie Rowan, Ann Binion and Bari Norden; eight grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends.

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

James F. Stanford

HALTOM CITY — James F. Stanford, 80, passed away surrounded by his family Saturday, June 13, 2015.
Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
James was born to the late Joseph and Ethel Stanford in Chattanooga, Okla., on Nov. 15, 1934; he was also preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Stanford, and sister, Martha Johnson. He retired after 29 years of service at Bates Containers and following his retirement he worked at the Fort Worth Stock Show. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and will be remembered for his love of his family, Texas Rangers baseball and sports, and often bragged about his fishing experiences. James will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Survivors: Wife of 57 years, Willie Mae Stanford; son, James Brent Stanford; daughter, Tonicia Stanford-Fields and husband, Kyle; sisters, Mae Scribner, Lavada Johnson and Barbara Hill; grandson, Chris Stanford; granddaughter, Sara Stanford; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and many friends.

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

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Edgar L. “Frog” Burns

FORT WORTH — Edgar L. “Frog” Burns, 79, responded to the last alarm and went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 13, 2015.
Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hallmark Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Edgar was a lifetime resident of Fort Worth and member of Hallmark Baptist Church. He served Fort Worth as a firefighter for 33 years and was a ham radio operator, KC5NQM.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Florence and Van Burns; and his three sisters, Edith Morris, Opal Blood and Maurice Gammons.
Survivors: Wife of 54 years, Mary Ann Burns; son, Jeff Burns and wife, Tracy; daughter, Jana Williams and husband, Mitch.

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

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