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Archives for October 2015

WillieMae Hamilton

FORT WORTH — WillieMae (Degge) Hamilton, 95, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015.
Graveside service: Private
Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home.
WillieMae was born September 10, 1920, in Fort Worth, to the late William B. and Edna Mae Degge.
WillieMae attended school and lived in Fort Worth for most of her life. WillieMae’s home town roots run deep. Her family was among the first one hundred pioneer families to settle in Fort Worth. The Burke Family Cemetery on Bryant Irvin Road has received Historical designation.
WillieMae loved God. Her strong faith provided the foundation for her life and every choice she made. Her passion in life was to love and be loved by her family and circle of friends, old and new. WillieMae enjoyed sharing her creative talents through beautiful piano renditions and impressionistic oil paintings. As a young woman she worked as a fashion model and maintained her sense of style throughout her life, always enhanced by her own personal creativity. She lived with childlike enthusiasm and a powerful positive spirit that constantly inspired those around her. She was known as “that girl”, “my bride”, “Mother”, “the Queen”, “Nana”, “Jinx”, and “Auntie”.
The family would also like to say special thanks to Midlothian Healthcare Center and the caregivers who took care of her and loved her like family.
WillieMae is preceded in death by husband, Jack D. Hamilton; and son, Robert(Bobby) Hamilton.
Survivors: She is survived by son, William D. Hamilton and wife, Gayle; daughter, Gayle and husband, Judge Roy English; grandchildren, Wendy Hamilton Bray and husband, Gerald, Angela English, Robin English Goerlich and husband, Jim, Jason Hamilton and wife, Amanda, Kara Hamilton, Errin Hamilton and Cody Hamilton; niece Betty Vaughn and husband, Bill; great-niece Amy Van Hecke and husband, Jeremiah; great-nephew, Andy Vaughn; and great-great nieces Aniela and Mattie Van Hecke. Her great-grandchildren are Zack Aldridge, Sophie Porter, Sebastian Canate, Mckenzie Hamilton, Mikayla Hamilton, and Jayden Hamilton. She is also survived by her “sister-friend”, Delle’ Denton of California.

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Auddie Eugene Campbell

FORT WORTH — Auddie Eugene Campbell, 51, left to be with our Lord on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Friday in Brown, Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Survivors: Parents, Rosemary and Woody Oliver; his father, George Campbell; and sisters, niece, nephews, aunts and uncles.

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

Ann W. Jefferis

FORT WORTH — Ann W. Jefferis passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at the age of 79.
Memorial service: 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Ann was born Oct. 23, 1936, to the late Ralph and Dollye Yancy in Fort Worth. She attended and graduated from John Tyler High School and Tyler Junior College. She was a longtime member of Ridglea Presbyterian Church and Sweet Adelines. Ann was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed.
Ann was preceded in death by husband, William Guy Jefferis.
Survivors: Daughters, Caren W., Dollye D., and Madye M. and husband, John; son, William G. Jr. and wife, Virginia; grandchildren, Staff Sgt. Bradley A. and wife, Staff Sgt. Brenda, U.S. Marine Corps, Brianna M. and husband, Senior Airman Brandon, U.S. Air Force, Adrianna A., Preston S., and William G.; and great-grandson, Brandon Jr.

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

George Henry Driskill

FORT WORTH — George Henry Driskill passed away Sunday, October 18, 2015 at the age of 62.
Graveside service: 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, Lane C.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Weatherford First United Methodist Church, 301 S. Main St., Weatherford, TX. 76086
George was born October 8, 1953 in Fresno, California to the late Lawrence Daniel and Ferne Hollace Driskill. George was a kind person and always showed great devotion and commitment to his wife, Jenny. They had been married for over 40 years. He enjoyed our family Christmas gatherings. George would easily talk about helicopters, airplanes, cars, and vintage electronics. He was gifted in his ability to repair most anything. We all have memories of him building a crystal radio as a teenager as well as multiple tree houses, and repairing our cars. He held fond memories of learning to work on cars with his dad. George attended North Side High School and participated in the marching band. He completed technical school training for electronics and avionics.
George proudly volunteered to serve our country for five years in the US Army in avionics during the Vietnam era. He received an honorable discharge. He worked as an electrician and then as an electronics repair technician with Radio Shack. George was loved by all of us and will be missed, but he will remain in our hearts forever.
Survivors: Wife of 40 years, Jenny Driskill; sister, Gloria Moody and husband, Bryan; brother, Glenn Driskill; brother, Gerald Driskill; nephews, William Moody, Wesley Moody, James Daniel Driskill and Eli Driskill; nieces, Jamie Harwell and husband, Ryan and Abby Driskill; great-nephews, Maxwell Driskill, and Cole Harwell, great-niece, Sadie Kate Harwell; and many friends.

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

Steven Douglas Jenner

WATAUGA — Steven Douglas Jenner, 55, loving son, husband, father and grandfather, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015.
Service: At a later date.
Steven was a giver and volunteered with many organizations. He proudly served his country by enlisting in the U.S. Army. He served for 22 years.

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

Harold “Dwayne” Humphreys Jr.

HALTOM CITY — Harold “Dwayne” Humphreys Jr. passed away Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 at the age of 41.
Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Agnes Baptist Church.
Survivors: Wife, Christina Humphreys; son, Blake Swift, father, Harold Humphreys Sr.; sister, Clara; brothers, Jesse and Rocky.

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

Allen Ernest Dumas

KELLER — Allen Ernest Dumas of Keller passed away Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, at the age of 82.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. Tuesday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.
Allen was raised in Fort Worth and was a graduate of Fort Worth Technical High School in 1951. He received a degree in mathematics (minor in physics and German) from the University of North Texas. He was a B36 tail gunner in the Korean War. Allen married Ann Patricia Latham, and the two moved to Keller in 1967 where he worked for the FAA. Allen and Ann were one of six families that started St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Southlake.
Allen was also a driving force behind the development of the city of Keller. Allen was on the Keller City Council in the late ’60s and early ’70s. As part of the council, he helped start the police department, hire the first chief of police, develop the first master plan, and create the annexations that nearly tripled the size of Keller. Without Allen’s commitment and involvement, Keller could not have become the city it is today.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann.
Survivors: Daughter, Michelle Burke of Colleyville; son, Stephen and wife, Laura, of Dallas; son, Mark and wife, Bonnie, of Southlake; grandchildren, Courtney, Zane, Rex, Ashley, Emily, Alyssa and Ella.

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

Stephen Alfred Weitzman

FORT WORTH — Stephen Alfred Weitzman passed away peacefully, Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the age of 60.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Monday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Stephen was born to the late Bernard and Margaret Weitzman March 26, 1955 in New York. He worked for American Airlines for more than 30 years. He was also a chef and owned his own catering company. His passions in life were watching the Rangers play baseball and barbecuing on the grill.
Stephen is preceded in death by parents, Bernard and Margaret Weitzman.
Survivors: Son, Robert Weitzman and wife, Sandra; son, Nickolas Weitzman; daughter, Andrea Asaro and husband, Anthony; grandchildren, Arielle and Ilana; brother, Michael Weitzman; and many friends.

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