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Lou Willie Dedrick

ARLINGTON-Lou Willie Dedrick passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the age of 94.
Celebration of life: 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2019 at Calvary’s Nation of Faith, 1624 E. Vickery St., Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Graveside service: 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2019 at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home.
Lou was born Monday, June 15, 1925 to the late Oscar Judd and Anna Smith in Kosse, Texas. Lou will be remembered for her classy style of dressing. She was an avid J C Penney catalog shopper and shopping the J C Penney catalog was her specialty. There was never a time that “Big Mama” (what we all called her) didn’t have a delicious meal or a tasty dessert. She enjoyed baking pastries, especially her famous teacake cookies. Sewing was a skill that she used to bless her family and friends and she used her talent for extra income. We loved going over to visit and just sit down and share our lives with each other.
Lou truly cared for her children and grandchildren. She was also a care giver to the elderly and she always did her job as unto her Lord with love. Her heart was bigger than she was. She would give you her last meal, that is how much she cared for people. She taught us in her day to day living to show love, care for one another and help our fellow man. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend and will be deeply missed by us all.
Lou is preceded in death by her parents, Oscar Judd and Anna Smith; husband, Tommy Dedrick Sr. who served in the USMC; son, Jerry L. Dedrick; son, Charles E. Polk; and son, Ben Ross Polk.
Survivors: Son, Willie J. Polk and wife, Cheryl; son, Tommy Dedrick Jr. and wife, Lorraine; daughter, Yvonne C. Redic; son, Gerald G. Dedrick; daughter, Wanda J. McGraw; and grandchildren.

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John Frank Seat

FORT WORTH-John Frank Seat passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019 at the age of 87.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2019 at St. Luke UMC, 3200 Denton Highway, Fort Worth, Texas 76117
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Luke UMC Memorial Fund, 3200 Denton Highway, Fort Worth, Texas 76117
John was born on Easter Sunday, March 27, 1932, in West, Texas to the late Gordon William and Mary Edna Seat. He graduated from Texas A&M with a BBA and from TCU with a MBA. John proudly served his country by enlisting in the US Air Force and was a 1st Lieutenant at Holloman Air Force Base. He worked for Texas Electric, General Dynamics and then started his own company, John Frank Seat Financial Services.
He participated in the high school VOE program by mentoring and hiring high school students to work in his office. John was a member of Emmanuel Sunday School class at St. Luke UMC since 1957. He was an avid golfer, played tennis, bowling, woodworking, bridge club and was active in the church choir. John would say his fondest memories were playing golf in the snow with his friends. He dearly enjoyed family vacations, traveling to most of the United States and in Bella Vista, AR. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend and will be deeply missed.
John is preceded in death by his parents, Gordon William and Mary Edna Seat; sister, Katherine S. Eaker; brother, Gordon W. Seat Jr.; nephew, Kerry Kinsey; and sister-in-law, Betty Graham.
Survivors: Loving wife of 65 years, Billie Joyce Seat; daughter, Susan Stuber and husband, David; daughter, Carolyn Ward and husband, Philip; daughter, Sherry Seat; sister, Ruth Crain; grandchildren, Keegan Ward, Amanda Ward, and Samantha Seat; nieces, Judy Dwyer and husband, Jim, Linda Eaker, Diane Brooks and husband, John, Peggy Nolen, Becky Daniel and husband, Chris, and Vicki Hoggett and husband, Jack; nephew, Britt Fellers and wife, Patsy; sister-in-law, Brenda Fellers and husband, Byrl; numerous great nieces and nephews; and many friends.

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(817) 335-4557

Goldie Marie Struve Goodspeed

FORT WORTH-Goldie Marie Struve Goodspeed passed away due to kidney disease on Monday, June 24, 2019 with her family by her side.
Celebration of life: The family and close friends will commemorate Goldie’s life with a celebration of life at her home. No services to be held. If you wish to do something in Goldie’s honor, please adopt and care well for a pet in need or donate to your favorite local pet or wildlife rescue group.
Goldie was born to parents, Goldie Marie Edens Struve and Clemens Amand Struve of Fort Worth, Texas on November 12 in the mid-1940s. Goldie grew up in the 1950’s in Fort Worth with both parents at home. She often said she had the perfect childhood. As a child, she was a tomboy with dreams of being a cowboy (not a cowgirl) like Roy Rogers. One of her favorite childhood memories was beating up the boys who made fun of her and her best friend, Tommie for their unusual first names. As an adult, Goldie’s outgoing and friendly nature gave those she met a great sense of ease. Many people gravitated to her and often shared their life’s story, which she genuinely loved to hear. She had a great curiosity about life and others. Children were drawn to Goldie too, which she joked about often. If there was a child in the room, it was just a matter of minutes before she would make a new little friend.
Goldie loved being outside and enjoying nature. She spent many happy days of her retirement sitting on her back porch watching the critters play in her big tree where she fed them. Goldie was a friend to all living things. Even the smallest bug was safe in her midst. All her pets throughout her life were rescues and lucky to be in her care.
Goldie was a beautiful person inside and out and lived a “wonderful, blessed life” as she would say. Throughout her life, she always found a reason to be happy, never feeling down for long. She had a great sense of humor about herself and life in general. Those who knew her well would agree that having a good laugh with Goldie made your day.
Goldie’s favorite things were: flower-gardenia, dessert-apple pie, color-red, song-Loving You by Elvis Presley, holiday song-Little Drummer Boy, holiday-Thanksgiving, passage-I Don’t Regret A Mile by Howard Goodman, quote-Keep On Keeping On, and pastime-reading. Her perfect day was sitting in the backyard on a warm day with a glass of ice tea, reading a good book and listening to the birds sing. When we have the joy of experiencing these things in our life, we will think of her with a smile and remember better times.
Goldie graduated high school, married, had children, worked and retired, but what she really did was pass on the best parts of her to those she left behind. Today we, her family, share them with you. In her honor, we will find a reason to laugh every day and will be kind to people, nature and the animals in which we share this earth. We hope you will too.
Goldie is preceded in death by her first husband and father to her children Tracy Lilly as well as her best friend, Tommie Johnson, her parents and her sister, Ruth.
Survivors: Daughter, Julia Lilly and husband, Jason Harskjold of Arlington, Texas; daughter, Lisa Lilly and Kenneth Whitley of Mineral Wells, Texas; grandsons, Tracy Hazelton of Arlington, Texas and Casey Hazelton and wife, Lauren Nickle of Austin, Texas; sister, Jeanne Struve of Dennis, Texas; niece, Cindy Williams and husband, Andy Williams of Springtown, Texas; great-nephew, Brantley Cook of Aledo, Texas; as well as many friends and extended family members; she also left behind her beloved pets, Gabby, Lucy, and Phoebe.

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(817) 335-4557

Lonnie E. Perdew

FORT WORTH-Lonnie E. Perdew passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the age of 64.
Graveside service: 10:15 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2019 at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Lonnie was born April 30, 1945 in Fort Worth, Texas to the late Lonnie E. Perdew Jr. and Margie Perdew. He proudly served his country by enlisting in the US Air Force.  Lonnie was a loving husband, father, brother and friend and will be deeply missed.
Survivors: Wife, Pamela Perdew; sons, Machia Perdew and Corey Perdew; brother, Ernest Perdew; and many friends.

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425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Betty Louise Carter

FORT WORTH-Betty Louise Carter passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the age of 88.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019 at South Hills Christian Church, 3200 Bilglade Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76133, Rev. Dottie Cook officiating.
Betty was born October 8, 1930 in Torrington, Wyoming to the late Henry E. and Beatrice Mae Strecker. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be deeply missed.
Survivors: Husband of 67 years, David Lester Carter; daughter, Deanna Carter; son, Jonathan Carter and wife, Alice; grandson, Douglas Carter; granddaughter, Sarah Carter; sister, Loretta Linebaugh and husband, Norman; nieces, Karen Chamberlain, Marcene Covington and Deana Keck; nephew, Keith Linebaugh; and many friends.

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

James Wayne Walker

ARLINGTON-James Wayne Walker, 59, left this life and awoke in the presence of his Savior on Thursday, July 4, 2019.
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Greenwood Cemetery, Rev. Weslie Odom of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Arlington will officiate.
James was born October 6, 1959 in Houston, Texas to the late Robert Foskett Walker (USAF MSgt) and Judith Ann Haynes Walker. James lived in a group home, and liked to give his caregivers a hard time, but only in jest. Just ask them about his shoes! He was playful and funny and loved by his family, caregivers and his friends at the group home. He will be greatly missed, but his family takes comfort in knowing his soul is hidden safely with Christ, awaiting that glorious day of resurrection when his body will also be made alive, whole, and complete, free of all pain and illness.
Survivors: Brother, Robert Scott Walker of Abilene, Texas; sister, Linda Kaye Walker Pinkston of Fort Worth, Texas; nieces and nephews, Sarah, Hannah, John and James; as well as aunts, uncles and cousins.

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425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Frederick “Fred” David Boos

FORT WORTH-Frederick “Fred” David Boos passed away Wednesday July 3, 2019 at the age of 67.
Memorial service: Pending at a later date
Frederick was born February 29, 1952 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Neal C. and Edna M. Boos.
Survivors: Sister, Mary Boos; and numerous cousins and friends.

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

Eric Edwin Rodriguez

FORT WORTH-Eric Edwin Rodriguez passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 surrounded by his family and friends at the age of 57.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Visitation: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Eric was born Saturday, August 5, 1961, the son of Guadalupe (Rodriguez) Rogers in Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated from Trimble Tech High School. Eric was a loving son, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend and will be deeply missed by us all.
Eric is preceded in death by his grandmother, Cleo Rodriguez and his grandfather, Isaac Rodriguez.
Survivors: Mother, Guadalupe Rogers and husband, Doyle; brother, Victor Rodriguez Jr. and Lynn Walkup; sister, Felicity Guynn and family; sister, Patricia and Tom Buie, and family; twin brother, Aaron Rodriguez and family; sister, Pam Giebler and husband, Terry; daughters, Erica and Samantha and grandchildren; aunts, Tillie Briones, Virgie Allen and Liz Rodriguez; many, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends; extended family, Joe and Norma Rivera Losoya and their many family members.

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

Jon Stephen Cunningham

FORT WORTH-Jon Stephen Cunningham passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019 at the age of 75.
Graveside service: 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Jon was born March 26, 1944 in Topeka, Kansas. He proudly served his country by enlisting in the US Army.
Survivors: Wife, Jill Cunningham; daughter, Dawn Cunningham; and many friends.

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