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Archives for September 2017

Cecil Lamonte Savage

FORT WORTH–Cecil Lamonte Savage passed away Friday, September 15, 2017 at the age of 55.
Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Thursday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Cecil was born September 12, 1962 to Robert Cecil and Mary Elizabeth Savage in Commerce, Tx.
Survivors: Wife of 11 years, Melinda Savage; son, Evan Savage; step-son, Zach Calvert and wife, Crystal; step-son, Turner Cooper; step-son, Vincent Calvert; step-daughter, Whitney Lewis and husband, Jonny; mother, Mary Savage; grandchildren, Savannah Lewis, Lydia Lewis, Ivy Lewis and Owen Calvert; sisters, Bridgette Sims, Charlotte Savage and Regina Jacobs; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.

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Jaime Donaldo Mena-Aviles

FORT WORTH-Jaime Donaldo Mena-Aviles passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017.
Jaime was born May 6, 1960, to Justo Mena and Adriana Aviles in Honduras. After leaving Honduras his father moved to Los Angeles with his two sons. Jaime attended school at St. Anselm Catholic School, graduated from Conga Park High School, continued his education at Bishop College in Dallas, TX. Later on in the early nineties he resided in Fort Worth starting a automotive repair business and recently retired due to his health.
Survivors: Daughter, Yubixa Mena; mother, Adriana Avila; step-mother, Norma Mena; brothers, Solar Allumas, Justo E. Mena-Aviles, Jose Juan Calix and Vincente W. Avila, Jr.; sisters, Teofila L. Williams, Francis L. Castillo and Ella Garcia.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the church.
Celebration of Life: 11 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2017, at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, 3732 Miller Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76119.

Brown, Owens & Brumley
Family Funeral Home & Crematory
425 S. Henderson
Fort Worth, Texas
(817) 335-4557

Lt. Col. Michael David Cox U.S.A.F. Ret.

FORT WORTH–Lt.Col. Michael David Cox U.S.A.F. Ret., was called home on September 4, 2017, after a brave fight against a sudden illness.
Interment: Mike will be laid to rest among the other heroes of our nation in the Arlington National Cemetery.
Mike was born in the Bronx, NY, on May 3, 1940. He was the son of Maurice and Mildred Cox. He grew up on Long Island NY, and graduated from St. Bonaventure University in Alleghany NY. The University’s motto “Becoming Extraordinary “would describe him throughout his life. Upon graduation Mike entered the service of his nation, receiving a commission in the U.S.A.F. He served several tours of duty in Vietnam, and was awarded many decorations, among which was the Bronze Star and The Presidential Unit Citation. After a distinguished military career, Mike worked for McConnell Douglas, and Boeing, before retiring completely in the mid 90’s. Mike was a storehouse of colorful stories and reminiscences of his time in the military. He was generous and always quick to offer any assistance he could provide. He enjoyed travelling in his later years, especially to the reunions of his old squadrons. He was active in the Military Officers Association of America, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He joined his second family in Ohio, and was very highly regarded in his community. As he grew older, he and his wife would travel to Myrtle Beach, SC for the winter. As usual, Mike became a highly regarded member of the retirement community there as well. Mike recently relocated to Texas, and was adapting well, when he became ill.
Survivors: Son, David and daughter, Kaycee of whom he was very proud, always speaking of their achievements; brothers; Maurice, Charlie, Dennis, and Steve; wife Veronica; step daughters, Felicia, Cristina, and Doris Amelia; grandchildren; Vanessa, Tiffany, and Nathan; and many friends.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

George H. Bess

George H. Bess passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017 from various infections which damaged his heart.
George was born August 4, 1939 to the late Edward H. and Evelyn Bess in Rochester, New York. He lived most of his life in Rochester, NY, but called the DFW, TX area home for the last twenty years. He served in the U.S. Army and was employed by Hewlett Packard in Rochester for many years. He attended University of Rochester  and he loved science and baseball.

Survivors: Wife of thirty-one years, Marjorie, daughter, Christine-Anne Immesoete of Orinda, CA; son, Jeffrey Bess of Chili, NY; five step-children, Donna, Rick, Karen, Rose, and Thomas.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557