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Archives for April 2019

Grady Thomas Jones

Grady Thomas Jones passed away Friday, April 5, 2019.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Brown, Owens and Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. before the service. A private interment will follow.
Grady was born on March 13, 1942 in Daingerfield, Texas, the son of T.C. and Willie Bell Jones.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Pamela Jones.
Suriviors: His son, Grady Thomas Jones, Jr.; brothers, Thomas Charles Jones, Gene Jones, William Jones; sisters, Annie Jewel Foutz, Ernestine Smith, Bonnie F Broadnax, Wilma Jo Trent, and husband William; grandchildren, John Bailey, Jordan Jones, Ralph Jones, Daniel Jones, Grady Jones III, and many other relatives and friends.

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Gilberta “Bertha” Avalos

Arlington – Gilberta “Bertha” Avalos passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the age of 76.
Memorial Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Bertha was born December 24, 1942 in Las Cruces, Chihuahua in Mexico to the late Gilberto Avalos and Andrea Tena de Barraza. She immigrated to the United States as a teenager, learned English, and became a naturalized U.S. citizen. She worked hard to provide for her family and strongly encouraged education to get ahead. She enjoyed watching sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys. During difficult times Bertha relied on her faith and was a Godly woman. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend and will be deeply missed.
Bertha is preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Arturo Barraza.
Survivors: Daughter, Tabatha Sustaita-Robb and husband David Robb; son, Alfredo Lopez Jr. and wife, Tessa; son, Jorge Lopez; grandchildren, Colton and D. Quinten; and numerous loving family members and friends.

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

Big John I. Rogers Jr.

CLEBURNE – Big John I. Rogers  Jr., passed away Monday, April 1, 2019.
Memorial 2:00 pm Friday, April 12, 2019 at Brown, Owens and Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to International Dyslexia Association.
Big John was born July 26, 1949 in Amarillo, Texas to John I. Rogers, Sr. and Johnnie Faye Keys Rogers. He married Connie McElwrath on March 16, 2001.
He worked for Bell Helicopter for 37 years. Was Sergeant at Arms for the Local UAW 218 Union for 18 years. Big John never met a stranger, was highly know and loved in the DFW area. He was the gentle giant and teddy bear. He loved riding motorcycles and loved his Boss Hoss motorcycle and trike. He was a member of The Boozefighters Motorcycle Club for 26 years and Boozefighters’ Internations President for 11 years. Big John had a brief part in the movie Silent Rage with Chuck Norris.
He was preceded in death by his father, John I. Rogers, Sr.; mother, Johnnie Paschall; sister, Julia Jester; and beloved grandparents; Lula and Monroe Keys.
Surviors: Wife Connie Rogers; son Sean Tucker; stepson, Jeremy Hawpe; brothers, Jim, Jody, Oren and Patrick Rogers; step brothers, John and Gerald Paschall; step sister, Susan Hays; uncle, Gen Nix; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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