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Archives for November 2015

Betty Sue Layton

WHITE SETTLEMENT — Betty Sue Layton, 76, went to be with the Lord she loved so much on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Thursday at Brown, Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Interment: Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Betty grew up in White Settlement and graduated from Brewer High School in 1958. She worked and retired from Lockheed. She was a dedicated Christian lady and will be remembered as a fun-loving sister and friend.
Survivors: Brothers, Arnold Layton and wife, Pam, Danny Layton; sister, Camilla Kim Brown and husband, Bobby; and several nieces and nephews.

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

George Anthony Tacub

FORT WORTH — George Anthony Tacub, 69, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away Thursday, Nov. 26 2015.
Celebration of life: A gathering will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5th at the home.
George was born Feb. 22, 1946, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Esemio and Elizabeth Tacub. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army and for 25 years he worked for American Airlines as an airplane mechanic. He had a passion for hotrods and could build anything with his hands.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Survivors: Loving wife of 15 years, Glenda Tacub; son, Keoki Tacub and wife, Brenna; daughter, Jessi Tacub; grandchildren, Akoni and Kaleo; two stepchildren and four stepgrandchildren.

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

Sabaudin Grigor Aleksi Xhaferi

FORT WORTH — Sabaudin Grigor Aleksi Xhaferi, 79, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, surrounded by his family.
Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Monday at Christ Chapel Bible Church, in the old sanctuary. Interment: following the service in Oakwood Cemetery in Fort Worth.
Sabaudin was preceded in death by his parents, Xhafer Selimi and Lejli Ahmeti; and his brother, Skender Xhaferi.
An internationally acclaimed artist from Albania, SABKA will be incredibly missed.
Survivors: Wife of 49 years, Katerina Aleksi Xhaferi; daughter, Doreida Aleksi Xhaferi and husband, Jani Anastasiadhi; daughter, Odris Aleksi Xhaferi; son, Laert Aleksi Xhaferi and wife, Kinsey; and granddaughter, Orielle Dior.

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

Priscilla G Rosas Quinonez

FORT WORTH: Priscilla G. Rosas Quinonez, 37, passed away Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015.
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8  p.m. Monday at Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home.

Priscilla was preceded in death by her mother, Ernestina G. Rosas; baby, Jezebel; and baby, Andrew.
Survivors: Daughter, Daniela Quinonez; husband, Efrain Quinonez; father, Gilbert Rosas and stepmother, Sofia; brother, Mark Rosas and wife, Margarite; stepbrothers, Phillip and Gilbert Gauna; half brother, Gilbert Morales; nieces and nephews, Meagan, Micheal and Frances; great-nieces and nephews, Roman and Brooklyn; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

 

James Christopher Germain

FORT WORTH — James Christopher Germain passed away at home Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 at the age of 68.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
James was born outside Paris, Texas on July 19, 1947 to the late George and Virgie Germain. He was a die hard Yankee fan, an Elvis fan and a big wrestling fan. He married his soul mate and love of his life, Linda Clark on Aug. 1, 1969. They were married for 46 years. He retired after working at Lennox for 24 years and worked as a prison guard for 14 years. James was loved and respected by many and will be dearly missed.
James is preceded in death by his parents, George and Virgie Germain; an infant son; and brother, George (Junior)Germain.
Survivors: Wife, Linda Germain; brother, Robert Germain and wife, Kathleen; sister, Virginia; four nephews; one niece; and many friends.

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

Rev. Kathleen “Kathy” Ott

SPRINGTOWN — The Rev. Kathleen “Kathy” Ott passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at the age of 72.
Memorial service: Will be announced at a later date.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Humane Society for rescuing endangered animals.
Kathy grew up in Keller and moved to Springtown in 1974. She earned many higher educational degrees, including a B.S. in mathematics at Arlington State College, B.A. in English at the University of Texas at Arlington, M.S. in mathematics/computer science at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, criminal justice degree and master of divinity at Lutheran Theological Seminary of Gettysburg. She was called and ordained as pastor of King of Glory Lutheran Church in Fort Worth in August 1992.
Kathy was a public schoolteacher in the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD for 13 years. She was a computer design engineer for Bell Helicopter and General Dynamics. She was a professor of mathematics and computer science at Tarrant County College and New Mexico College in Hobbs, N.M.
Kathy’s greatest desire was to serve her Lord and make a difference in someone’s life. She loved animals and now joins her beloved pets. May God grant her eternal life in Christ.
Kathy was preceded in death by parents, James and Mary Ott; and brother, Norman Ott.
Survivors: Sister, Marilyn Hartsell of Poolville; brother, Lawrence Ott of Apple Valley, Calif.; three nieces; four nephews; five grandnieces; five grandnephews; and many friends.

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

Jackie Gunter

MANSFIELD — Jackie Gunter, 77, passed from this earth Monday, Nov. 23, 2015.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, at First Baptist Church of Crowley. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Interment: Jackie will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, Terry Gunter at Everman Cemetery.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Crowley Building Fund, 400 S. Eagle Drive, Crowley, Texas 76036.
Jackie was born June 11, 1938, in Stringtown, Okla., to Harlin and Lona McCormick. Jackie worked for Fairbanks Morris in Dallas before moving to Fort Worth in 1956. In Fort Worth she worked for Texas Electric Service Co., the Crowley ISD, Central Appraisal District of Johnson County and Huguley Hospice, which later merged to form Community Hospice of Texas, where she retired in June 2000. Jackie also retired from Burleson/Cleburne Business and Professional Women’s Club so she and Terry could travel. They traveled to Europe, the British isles, Australia, New Zealand, China, Thailand, Egypt and other countries. She always looked forward to July each year when she and her sisters made their annual one-week trip to Branson, Mo.
Jackie was an active member at First Baptist Church of Crowley and volunteer with Kids Hope USA and Bess Race Elementary School. She volunteered at Bess Race Elementary listening to children read. She was a member of the Friendship and Satellite Camping clubs and enjoyed their travels in their fifth wheel. She was lucky to have her grandchildren close by where she watched them grow up and enjoyed watching them as they participated in their athletic sports. Jackie was also active in the Miller Brewing Retirement Club.
Jackie was very loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Terry Gunter; and son, Michael Gunter.
Survivors: Daughter, Redonda Baker and husband, Gary, of Arlington; son, Dwain Capshaw and wife, Lisa, of Kennedale; son, Richard Gunter and wife, Denise, of Chatfield; sister, Leota Stewart and husband, Hershal, of Tecumseh, Okla.; sister, Dorothy Thompson and husband, James, of McAlester, Okla.; brother, Harlin McCormick and wife, Almeda, of Farmers Branch; brother, Vernon McCormick and wife, Wilda, of McAlester, Okla.; grandchildren, Theresa, Brady, Sam, Troy, Kasey, Kendel, Jamie and Lauren; numerous nieces and nephews; and lots of friends.

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

Ezekiel Rangel “Zeke” Rodriguez

FORT WORTH — Ezekiel Rangel “Zeke” Rodriguez, beloved father of five and best friend of Mary O. Rodriguez, passed away peacefully surrounded by the ones he loved and lived for on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at the age of 66.
Celebration of life: Noon Wednesday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Interment: Zeke will be laid to rest at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m. Wednesday before service time.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to www.cowtownwarriors.com in Zeke’s memory.
Ezekiel was born Dec. 25, 1948, in Austin to Euastacio and Fortunita Rangel Rodriguez. He lived most of his life in Fort Worth. Ezekiel served proudly in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division in the HHB 1st Bn 509th Infantry USAREUR-Italy as a tactical wire operations specialist.
He was affectionately known as “Popo” to his grandchildren and will be deeply missed by all of us.
Survivors: Children, Lisa Prado, Kathleena, Michael, Freddie Rodriguez and Deborah Wesson; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

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

Kenneth Willard “Bill” Varner Jr.

FORT WORTH — Kenneth Willard “Bill” Varner Jr. passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at the age of 82.
Graveside service: 1 p.m. Saturday in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make any contribution to a charity of your choice.
Bill was born July 4, 1933 in Houston to Kenneth W. Varner and Anna Jane Benoist Varner Hester. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. Bill married Barbara Ruth Champion in May 1958 and they were pictured on the June 1st Parade of the Houston Chronicle Sunday paper. He graduated from John H. Reagan High School and the University of Houston in 1959 with a degree in Mathematics and went to work in the budding computer world. He was later employed by the U.S. Government, Department of Army as an Ammunition Inspector/Quality Control Specialist until his retirement in 1989. Bill and Barbara lived in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Germany, Alabama, Virginia, Texas, and he was in Korea for a year. Since his retirement, he taught computers at San Jacinto Community College for a short time and has written several novels, “Land of the Morning Calm”, “Time and Time Again”, “Any Time Any When”, “Thor’s Hammer” and “Stinger”. He was also a family genealogist and Mr. Fix-it for all home projects.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Houston Varner.
Survivors: Wife, Barbara Varner; son, Christopher C. Varner and wife, Irma; son, Andrew B. Varner and wife, Deana; four grandchildren, Ryan, Arwen, Willow and Travis.

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

Jimmy Ross Smith

CHICAGO, ILL. — Jim Smith went to his heavenly home on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, to celebrate his birthday with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Friday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel, Pastors Tonnie May and Dan Caldwell officiating. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Jim was born Nov. 13, 1962, in Galveston. Jim had so many friends on this earth because of his most kind and caring nature. Jim was a wonderful and caring son and will truly be missed by his mom and dad and his hundreds of friends.
Jim graduated from Western Hills in 1981 where he was a member of the cheerleading squad and the drum and bugle corps. Jim attended UTA, then moved to New York City where he worked with Mark Finkelstein who became a beloved friend as well as a mentor. He also worked with various music companies and artists to produce music and video recordings for distribution and sale on iTunes. Jim was also a professional photographer and made photographs of various merchandise for publication and sale in periodicals. Jim was a talented writer and published a weekly paper. He recently moved to Chicago from New York and was employed by the Sam Villa Company. He was loved by many friends and staff and will be missed. He was traveling back to New York to celebrate his birthday when involved in a vehicle accident that took his life. Jim was a remarkable and loving man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Jim was preceded in death by brothers, Jobie R. Smith Jr. and Kevin Gardner.
Survivors: Father, Jobie Smith and wife, Karen; mother, Charlene “Dodie” Dugan; sister, Kendra Hopkins and husband, Eric; uncle, Joey Larkin and Auntie Ann; a large family of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, New Jersey and Ohio whom he loved dearly; and his faithful companion, Peto.

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