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Archives for September 2016

Dan Neal McElvany

FORT WORTH — Dan Neal McElvany, a retired Fort Worth fire fighter, loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, cousin and uncle passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at the age of 81.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Interment: Dan will be laid to rest in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Dan was preceded in death by parents, Floyd and Ola Mae McElvany; first wife, Carol Jean McElvany; and second wife, Linda Faye McElvany.
Survivors: Dan will be lovingly remembered by his sons, Robert McElvany and wife, Diania and Randy McElvany and wife, Carol; daughter, Tammy McElvany Marr and husband, Craig; stepsons, Trey Kerr and wife, Kelly, and Brett Buck; 12 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; and many friends.

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Iris Elaine Smith

FORT WORTH — Iris Elaine Smith, 69, passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016.
Memorial service: Private
Survivors: Sons, John Dave Smith, Milton W. Smith and Robert Louis Smith; brothers, John Mark Smith and Walter B. Rainey; 10 grandchildren; three great grandchildren.

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

Wilma Marie Cowsar Brown

FORT WORTH — Wilma Marie Cowsar Brown passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at the age of 86.
Celebration of life: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept 24, at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Interment: Wilma will be laid to rest in Nelson Cemetery, Azle. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Wilma was born April 21, 1930, in Enid, Okla., to the late James and Clara Cowsar. She was an avid geneology researcher and would search for hours on end to find long lost relatives. She will be missed, but will remain in our hearts forever.
Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; husband, J.D.; daughter, Evelyn; and eight brothers and sisters.
Survivors: Son, James Brown; daughter, Marcella Tillison; daughter, Diana Fundis; daughter, Helen Wilson and husband, Ricky; nine grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

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

John Edward Gentry

FORT WORTH — John Edward Gentry passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at the age of 65.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
John was born Sept. 25, 1950 in Stamford to the late Monte and Helen Gentry. He was a graduate of Arlington Heights High School. John was a life time member of the National Rifle Association. He will be remembered for his love for his family and will be truly missed.
Survivors: Loving wife of 44 years, Louanne Gentry; daughter, Kristina Almaguer; grandson, Christopher Gentry; brother, William Gentry; sister, Ann Gentry; sister, Debra Al-Shemary; and many friends.

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

Anthony (Tony) Markum Green

FORT WORTH — Anthony (Tony) Markum Green, 68, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at Greenwood Cemetery, 3100 White Settlement Rd., Fort Worth, Tx.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Salvation Army of Fort Worth.
He was born on February 16, 1948 in Fort Worth, Texas to Henry Sterling Green Sr. and Mary Grace Green.
Tony grew up in Fort Worth, Texas where he graduated from Trinity Valley School in 1967. After high school he attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the M.J. Neeley School of Business in 1971.
Tony was preceded in death by his parents Henry Sterling Green Sr. and Mary Grace Green; and his brother Henry Sterling Green Jr.
Survivors: Tony is survived by his son, Brandon Green; and numerous other loving relatives.

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

Lonnie Wayne Reed

GRANBURY — Lonnie Reed, 53, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016.
Lonnie was born May 20, 1963, in Fort Worth.
He was preceded in death by his father, James, and brother, James Gerald.
Survivors: Mother, Doris; brother, Roger and wife, Amanda; and several extended family members.

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

John “J.C.” Ruelas

FORT WORTH — John “J.C.” Ruelas III passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 at the age of 49.
Memorial service: A memorial service will be held to celebrate J. C.’s life at 10 a.m. next Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at Hillside Community Church, 9915 Ray White Road, Keller, Tx. 76244. A reception will be held immediately after the service and the family requests that you bring potluck. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the funeral home and is one week prior to the memorial service at the church.
J.C. was born January 15, 1967 to John and Rachel Ruelas in Placentia, California. J.C. loved fishing, floating on the river and all types of sports. He was a loving son, husband, father and faithful friend. J.C. will always be remembered for the love and devotion he held for his family, the extraordinary success story he represented as a father, the value he placed on his roots, and the love and tremendous appreciation he held for an endless number of friends.
Survivors: Wife of 21 years, Liz Kearney Ruelas; sons, Jack Ruelas and Sam Ruelas; parents,John and Rachel Dominguez Ruelas; nieces, Emily and Erin; nephew, John; three furry friends; and a multitude of special friends and family.

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

Randy Griffin

Bedford — Randy Griffin, 58, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19th at Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Survivors: Wife, Theresa: children, Nathan and Ashley; grandchildren, Dawson, Cali, Zoey and Cassidy; father, Alvis and three siblings.

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

William “Bill” John Patrick

FORT WORTH — William “Bill” John Patrick passed away Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 at the age of 75.
Memorial service: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at the State Coach Ballroom, 2516 E. Belknap, Fort Worth. If you would like to bring a card for his family, it would be greatly appreciated. His family has felt so lost and helpless during Bill’s time of illness and they live so far away they couldn’t be here. The cards will be forwarded to his family in New York.
Interment: Bill will be laid to rest at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Bill was born in Warsaw, Wyoming County, New York to William and Rheta Patrick. He had two brothers and one sister. Bill never had children of his own but he and his wife did adopt two young girls who were sisters.
Bill was raised on a dairy farm in upstate New York where he grew to love animals. He had pets of all kinds on the farm ranging from tame to not so tame. He had a horse he just adored that was named Flicka after the famous TV show back in the 50’s. He would ride bareback through the pastures and down the roads to see all of his cousins, aunts and uncles. He even had a skunk that was de-natured and a pet monkey. His last dog was one he talked about all the time. Bill was always ready to tell you about what “puppy” had destroyed this week. He had a team of ponies that he just loved. He would regularly hitch them up to a wagon and take off around the countryside.
Bill had quite a sense of humor as he loved telling stories and always joking with everyone. He always would greet all the ladies he danced with at the Stage Coach Ballroom in Fort Worth with a “Do I know you?” and of course, all the ladies would respond with “Do you want to know me?”
Bill proudly served the military when he joined the US Marine Corp right at the end of high school. He did serve overseas, but did not serve during a war. When he returned home he took on various jobs around the county. He worked at a Boys Home for the State of New York as well as for the Perry School district.
When his brother, Charlie, moved to Fort Worth with a new job offer, he asked Bill to join him which he did. Bill went to work for the Fort Worth ISD where he did retiree from.
Bill’s hobbies included but not limited to dancing as many times a week as he could at the Stage Coach Ballroom. They play country western music which included dancing to two step, waltz and three step music.
Survivors: Bill is survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews.

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

Jorge Ramon Gates

FORT WORTH — Jorge Ramon Gates, 56, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away September 10, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.
Celebration of Life: 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 14 at Brown Owens & Brumley Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Following the service, burial will be held at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: Tuesday, 5 to 7 p.m. and the Rosary will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Jorge was preceded in death by his parents, Cecilia and Santiago Gates and also by his brother, David Gates. He was a hard working man and was a devout Dallas Cowboys fan and loved his family. Family gatherings and watching football games are treasured memories his family will remember and cherish.
Survivors: beloved wife of 34 years, Alma Gates; son, Vincent Lopez Jr., son, Damian Lopez and wife Melissa, son, Jorge R. Gates Jr.; daughter, Valerie Gates Maldonado and husband Robert, daughter, Yvette Gates Cejas and husband Jose Luis Cejas Jr.; grandchildren, Fabian, Brandon, Kayla, Jade, Mathew, Raven, Jordan,and Demi Lopez, Tatiyana and Malachi Maldonado, Naomi and Baby Cejas; brothers Luis and Jamie Gates; sisters, Yolanda Dozal, Mairaelena Granados, Alma Rosa Gates, Margarita Fierro, Terry Serrano, Liliana Mena and Minerva Gates; numerous nieces and nephews, and a multitude of friends.

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