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Archives for February 2016

Deborah Bing

FORT WORTH — Deborah Bing passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 at the age of 55.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Friday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Interment: Deborah will be laid to rest in St. Paul’s Cemetery.
Deborah was born Jan. 28., 1961 in Mansfield to Henry and Willie Grider.
Deborah is preceded in death by father, Henry Grider.
Survivors: Husband of 37 years, William Bing; mother, Willie Masey; sister, Sherry Hoover; brother, Randy Grider Sr., nephews, Jason Jenkins, Randall Law, Aaron Grider, Randy Grider Jr. and Dallas Wright; nieces, Stephanie Croxton, Tina Bing, Michelle Henshaw and Christy Reid; special furry friend, Peanut; and many friends.

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Taylor Helland

ARLINGTON — Taylor Helland, 19, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, Feb. 20, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family.
Celebration of life: 7 p.m. Friday at First Methodist Mansfield, 777 N. Walnut Creek Drive, Mansfield, 76063. Interment: Taylor was laid to rest in Emerald Hills Memorial Park.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to donate to one of the following pediatric cancer charities: The Andrew McDonough Be Positive Foundation, the Fabulous Faith Foundation, or the Michael P. Brown Colon Cancer Foundation.
She graduated in 2014 from Martin High School in Arlington. Until recently, she was a sophomore strategic communications major at TCU, a member of Chi-Omega Fraternity and a leader of the TCU Dance Marathon, a program designed to raise funds for Cook Children’s Medical Center.
Taylor will best be known for her mantra “Choose Joy!” as she won her battle with cancer by choosing joy every day. She was dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the fight against pediatric cancer, and was an active speaker at many fundraising events.
Survivors: Mother, Julia; father, Bob; sister, Shara; loving boyfriend, Chris Messer; and many supportive and loving relatives and friends.

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

Mary Nell Henderson

FORT WORTH — Mary Nell Henderson passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at the age of 83.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, in Brown, Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Interment: Mary will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, Walter Henderson, in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Katy Relay for Life or to Houston Hospice.
Mary was born July 24, 1932, to the Rev. M.E. and Marie Brinkley in Cleburne. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and a longtime member of Handley Assembly of God Church. She loved quilting, spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren and was also known for her cake-decorating expertise.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; and her beloved husband, Walter Henderson.
Survivors: Sons, Richard Henderson and wife, Victoria Prescott, Dennis Henderson and wife, Leslye, David Henderson and wife, Ying, Jeffrey Henderson and wife, Julie, and Gregg Henderson and wife, Pam; daughter, Jennifer Henderson; brothers, Marshall Brinkley and Charles Brinkley; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many friends.

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

Jerry D. Parks

CRESSON — Jerry D. Parks passed away Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, at the age of 72.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Jerry was born June 8, 1943, to the late Gerald and Merle Parks in Abilene. Jerry retired from XTO after more than 25 years of dedicated service. He was an avid collector of antiques. Jerry served as president of the Bluebonnet Water Board and also served in the Texas National Guard. Jerry was a loving and devoted husband, brother, uncle and friend and will be missed.
Survivors: Wife of 43 years, Cheryl Parks; brothers, Jay Parks, James T. Waddell IV, David Roop and Steve Roop; sisters, Jane Parks Floyd and Julie Shankle; six nieces; six nephews; and many friends.

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

Daniel Cucuta Rivera Sr.

FORT WORTH — Daniel Cucuta Rivera Sr. passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 at the age of 77.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Friday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Survivors: Son, Edwardo Cucuta Rivera Sr. and wife, Lorena; son, Daniel Cucuta Jr.; son, Samuel Cucuta; son, Ivan Delgado and wife, Yvette; son, Danny Joe Cucuta and wife, Shelby; son, Ysmelle Cucuta and wife, Chelsea; daughter, Daniris Cucuta; daughter, Nilsa Cucuta; sister, Ramonita Valle; grandsons, Edwardo Cucuta Jr., Alfredo Cucuta Rivera, Jimmy Cucuta Rivera, Michael Daniel Cucuta, David Cucuta, Xavier Delgado, Isaiah Cucuta, and Fenix Cucuta; granddaughters, Danielle Williams Cucuta, Jessica Cucuta, Gisselle Cucuta, Annabel Cucuta, Marleigh Cucuta, Alinta Cucuta, Abby Richman and Carmen Gouge; great-grandchildren, Aiden Rivera, Evan Rivera, Daniel Ismael Rivera Asqueda, Mya Cucuta, Nia Cucuta, Anthony Castillo, Jesus Castillo, Issaiah Cucuta, Xavier Mares, Sophia Mares and Camila Mares; nephews, Eliezer Echevarria and Joel Valle; niece, Lourdes Echevarria; and many friends.

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

Charles Hagan Smythe

FORT WORTH — Charles Hagan Smythe 60, of Rockwood, TN passed away Sunday Feb. 14, 2016 in Fort Worth. TX.
Interment: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Charles was born July 23, 1955 to the late Hagan and Ruby Jane Smythe in Rockwood, Tenn. He was a US Airforce Veteran. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, listening to music and playing his bass guitar.
Charles is preceded in death by his parents, Hagan and Ruby Jane Smythe.S
Survivors: Son, Nicholas (Amy) Smythe, DeRitter, LA.; grandchildren, Marissa Jayde and Jacob Alexander Smythe, DeRitter, LA.; sisters, Deni Austin Milburn of Coalfield and Neeli Smythe of Rockwood; brother, Louie Smythe of Kingston.

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

James T. Craig

FORT WORTH — James T. Craig passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 at the age of 83.
Inurnment: James will be inurned with his beloved wife, Betty Craig who passed away May 21, 2014 at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2015.
James Craig was born Oct. 23, 1932 to the late Raymond Aaron and Willie Mae Craig in Concord. He proudly served his country by enlisting in the US Army.
Survivors: Son, Thomas Craig and wife, Kathy; son, Lonnie Craig; seven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren.

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

Sean Dewayne Lucero

FORT WORTH — Sean Dewayne Lucero passed away Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 at the age of 27.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel, Dr. Delbert White officiating.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sean’s memory to Daybreak Community Services, 7401 W. Cleburne Rd., Fort Worth, Tx. 76133
Sean was born July 25, 1988, in Dallas to Ronald and Tammy Lucero. Sean loved everyone and he taught those around him unconditional love. He will be deeply missed by us all.
Survivors: Father, Ron Lucero and wife, Sheila; mother, Tammy Lucero; twin brother, Kyle Ryan Lucero; grandparents, Bennie and Roxee Lucero and Harold and Brenda Malwitz; uncle, Terry Pyle and wife, Michelle; uncle, Rodney Pyle and wife, Diane; uncle, Doni Lucero and wife, Tammy; numerous cousins; and many friends.

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

Max Ludwig

AZLE — Max Ludwig, loving husband, son, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by his family on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at the age of 74.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at the funeral home.
Max was born Oct. 25, 1941, to Max and June Ludwig in Hennessey, Okla. He proudly served his country by enlisting in the U.S. Navy. He retired from EFW as an engineer in 2005 and then moved his family to the country where he would enjoy the peacefulness it brings. His passions in life were family vacations, and sitting in the sunshine on the porch with his three “fur-babies” at his home in the country. Max was loved by many and will be deeply missed. “It is what it is,” as Max could say it best.
Max was preceded in death by father, Max D. Ludwig, who passed away in 2010.
Survivors: Wife of 50 years, Sherryl Ludwig; daughter, Amanda Arizpe and husband, Ron; daughter, Dawn Ramirez and husband, Juan; son, Max Ludwig and wife, Amber; mother, June Ludwig; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Carol Bailey; brother, Bob Ludwig; and many friends.

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

Pauline Wilson

FORT WORTH — Pauline Wilson passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at the age of 82.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Friday in Brown, Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Pauline was born June 22, 1933, to Elijio and Enriquetta Martinez in Fort Worth. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be deeply missed.
Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, Elijio and Enriquetta Martinez-Lopez; daughter, Jeanette Barron; and brother, Henry Martinez.
Survivors: Husband of 61 years, Leroy Wilson; daughter, Michelle Smith and husband, Henry; son, Michael Wilson and wife, Zulema; grandchildren, LaManiya Kincade, Trenna Davis, Angel Smith, Damon Young, Mikayla Wilson and Zahira Wilson; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Ninfa Saenz and husband, Jimmy; sister, Mary Loza; sister, Rosie Lopez; sister, Elisha Rodriquez; brother, Marshall Lopez and wife, Nancy; brother, Manuel Lopez; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.

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