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John Edward Boyd

John Edward Boyd, 74, of Fort Worth passed away in Clifton, Texas Tuesday, August 27, 2019.
Mass of Christian Burial: 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Good Shepherd Catholic Community, 1000 Tinker Rd., Colleyville, TX 76034. (817)421-1387
John was born February 26, 1945 in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania to the late Willis and Evelyn (O’Hollywood) Boyd. He attended Monsignor Bonner Catholic High School in Drexel Hill, PA. He traveled the country working in sales and marketing for manufacturers of cars and RVs, and he owned and operated a video rental store. After retiring, John raised money for Alzheimer’s research, including writing letters to the president. He married Karen Threadgill, and they shared 42 happy years together. He had a deep faith and was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Community Church.
John Boyd will be remembered as kind, generous, affable, optimistic, and funny. His family will remember trips together, poker games, and “dad jokes” galore (e.g., Child: “I’m going to take a shower.” Dad: “Bring it back when you’re done!”). We will remember rolling coins and nacho night and board games, block parties and motorhomes and banana trees, dogs and naps and swimming pools. His littlest grandkids will remember him reading to them, taking them to the water park, and teaching them silly tricks. He taught Michelle how to play basketball and softball and how to throw a spiral football. He taught her all the state capitals. He taught her to appreciate gardening, traveling, Halloween, classic horror films, fine dining, and great jazz. He taught her how to find the humor in anything. He loved reading and writing fiction. His favorite travel spot was Hawaii. He had a playful nickname for everyone he loved. He liked his watermelon with salt. He was a wonderful man and he will be remembered, above all else, for his love that never ends.
In lieu of flowers family is requesting memorials be made to: Alzheimer’s Association of North Central Texas, 2630 West Frwy., Ste. 100, Fort Worth , Texas 76102.
John is preceded in death by his parents Willis and Evelyn Boyd; brother Bill Boyd; dear aunts Kitty Compton and Mary Hollywood.
Survivors: Wife of 42 years Karen Boyd; daughter Michelle Boyd Granden and her husband Jeremiah Granden and their children Harry and Vivian Granden; daughter Cyndy Roberts and family; daughter Jennifer Firneno and family; daughter Kym Jones and family; a total of 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren and many extended family members and friends.

Connie Sue Robertson Dale

Connie Sue Robertson Dale, 68 , Sherman, Texas went to be with her Lord Sunday, August 25, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.
Funeral Services: 11:30 a.m., Thursday, August 29, 2019 at St. Seraphim Orthodox Cathedral, 4208 Wycliff Ave., Dallas, Texas 75219.
Burial
: 2:00 p.m. at Saint Xenia at Nativity of Lord Jesus Christ Monastery Cemetery, Kemp, Texas 75143.

Connie was born March 10, 1951 in Fort Worth Texas to the late Edwin Lee and Nellma Lee Robertson. She was born in Fort Worth and grew up in Benbrook. She graduated from Arlington Heights” High School in 1969. In 1971 Connie married Loren Dale and had two daughters. The family moved to Alaska in 1979 where Connie developed a great love of the rugged wilderness of the “Great Land”. She lived there over the course of twenty years. Alaska was where her sense of adventure was nurtured and grown. She loved road trips, exploring the country around her, crafting, camping, homemaking, the companionship of friends and family and lifelong learning. She also lived in Orlando, Florida from 1988-1992. Connie moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2000 and then moved back to Texas in 2010. She met and married Bill Rutherford in 2011.
Connie was a very devout Christian. While in Alaska she was active in starting church missions and part of the Continuing Anglican Church movement. While in Alaska Connie, along with her family, converted to Eastern Orthodox Christianity. She was a member of the Orthodox Church in America. She was also very active in several different hospital volunteer auxiliaries in Alaska and Florida. Connie was an early pioneer of the home schooling movement in the 1980’s for her daughters. She has also continued to assist in the home schooling of her beloved grandsons. Connie was also active in the Pro Life movement and had been a committee member of Alaska Right to Life.
Connie made family her life. She never met a stranger. All were welcome. Connie was a trusted confidant to her family and friends. She was a formidable prayer warrior. Connie Sue Robertson Dale will be profoundly missed by all those who loved and admired the gracious, kind, loving wife, mother and friend that Connie strived to be, and in the end, was. May her Memory be Eternal.
In lieu of flowers: memorials may be made to Saint Barnabas Orphanage & School Orthodox Africa   orthodoxafrica.org  and also to Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ Monastery 17671 County Road 4057, Kemp Texas 75143
Survivors: Husband of 7 years, William “Bill” O. Rutherford; daughter, Heather A. Dale; daughter, Emilee Richard; grandsons, Chad A. Richard and Jacob L. Richard; son-in-law, Clyde H. Bryant; brother, Edwin “Gary” Robertson and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.

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James “Jim” W. Glass Sr.

James “Jim” Warren Glass Sr., 89, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Graveside Service: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Texas.
James was born August 10, 1930 in Fort Worth, Texas to the late Paul & Mary Glass. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. James fell in love with the love of his life Erline Glass and they were married 59 years and they were blessed with  2 sons, James Warren Glass Jr. and Jack Wayne Glass. He worked most of his life until retirement at Bell Helicopter as a supervisor in the Tool Service Department. James was a member of Forest Hill Presbyterian, The Tabernacle Lodge #1195 AF & AM Scottish Rite, Moslah Temple Shrine, El Texa Grotto & Wedgewood Chapter OES #756. James is preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Erline Glass; parents, Paul & Mary Glass; 2 brothers, Paul Glass and Richard Glass and his beloved dog Peanut . He will be deeply missed by his children and friends.
Survivors: sons, James Warren Glass Jr. and Jack Wayne Glass; sister, Elizabeth Drennan and many dear friends.

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Patricia Lynn Fincher

Patricia Lynn Fincher, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, went to be with our Lord on Sunday, August 25, 2019.
Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Cross City Church Euless, 1000 W. Airport Fwy., Euless.
While her family mourns a great loss, the legacy of faith and love Patty imparted has forever marked us and given us renewed strength and hope for the future.
Survivors: Patty is survived by her husband of 39 years, Mike; son, Jeremiah Fincher; daughter-in-law, Emily Fincher; grandchildren, Joy and Josiah Fincher; daughter, Annagrace Small; son-in-law, Steven Small; grandchildren, Kingston and Sawyer Small.
In lieu of flowers she would like donations to be made to http://bridgeswork.org/portfolio/

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Family Funeral Home & Crematory
425 S. Henderson
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 335-4557

Brandon Keith Averitte

WATKINSVILLE, GEORGIA-Brandon Keith Averitte, 31, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Monday, August 26, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home.
Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home
Interment: Brandon will be laid to rest in Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Brandon was born Thursday, September 3, 1987 in Fort Worth, Texas, the son of Les and Cheri Averitte. Growing up, Brandon was an avid lover of sports, excelling at baseball as a second baseman and pitcher. He also loved skateboarding and his shoe collection. He graduated from Eastern Hill High School in 2006. Brandon moved to Florida and then Georgia, where he was studying to be a journeyman electrician. He was fun, intelligent, kind, big-hearted, loving, joy-of-a-person to be around. Brandon had a gentle heart and loved music. He will be greatly missed.
Brandon is preceded in death by his grandparents, Keith and Betty Averitte; brother, Brandon Denson; and cousin, Kyle Averitte.
Survivors: Brandon is survived by his wife, Ashley Ulm Averitte; parents, Les and Tammy Averitte and Cheri Averitte; sisters, Ashley Averitte and Katye Richardson; brother-in-law, Michael Richardson; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and many friends.

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Doris M. Brooks

FORT WORTH-Doris M. Brooks Williams passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at the age of 93.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Friday, August 23, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Wake: 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 22, 2019 at the funeral home.
Interment: Doris will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, Ernest Williams in Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Arlington, Texas.
Doris was born Sunday, March 14, 1926 to the late Edward and Elizabeth Brooks in Morgan City, Louisiana. Doris loved sewing, working with children, dancing and reading her Bible. She was retired from FWISD as a teacher and also taught sign language. She was a member of Mount Ephraim Baptist Church, Mother of Mount Ephraim Baptist Church and was a Sunday school teacher. Doris loved her family, loved children, and also loved vanilla ice cream. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Survivors: Sister, Gracie Sias; and a host of nephews and nieces.

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Ronnie Dale Mobley

DUBLIN-Ronnie Dale Mobley, 68, formerly of Andrews passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019 in Fort Worth.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Edna Hill Baptist Church, near Dublin with Pastor Jim Clifton officiating.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Life Center of Andrews or to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital.
Ronnie was born Tuesday, March 20, 1951 in Brownfield, Texas to Clem M. Mobley, Jr. and Nadine Armeni Gray. He proudly served his country by enlisting in the US Air Force. Ronnie was a horse trainer by trade and loved horses with a passion, but his favorite horse was the wild mustangs. He was a loving son, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be deeply missed.
Ronnie is preceded in death by his father, Clem M. Mobley, Jr. and son, Steven Wayne Mobley.
Survivors: Son, David Dale Mobley and wife, LaDonna of Brownwood; daughter, Jennifer Ann Robinson of Gold Hill, Oregon; 3 grandchildren; mother, Nadine Mobley of Andrews; brother, David Wayne Mobley and wife, Treva of Denver City; brother, Jerry Paul Mobley and wife, Denise of Snyder, brother, Terry Brian Mobley, Sr. and wife, Debbie of Gatesville.

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Richard Lee Farmer

WEATHERFORD-Richard Lee Farmer passed away Monday, August 19, 2019 at the age of 75.
Memorial service: Private
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Lake Granbury Vintage Car Club, Granbury, Texas.
Richard was born Sunday, May 28, 1944 to the late Alvin Judson and Octy Lee Munn Farmer in McAllen, Texas. He graduated from Northside High School. He had a love for old cars and antique carriages and traveling to Australia. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend and will be deeply missed.
Richard is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Billy Farmer; daughter, Rebecca Lee Buckingham.
Survivors: Wife of 28 years, Pamela Claire Harris Farmer; children, Lisa Renee DeVlieger and husband, Jack; step-children, Traci Kennette Norris and Chase Norris; grandchildren, Annalisa Simms and husband, Clay, Samantha Buckingham, Jacqueline Miles and husband, Austin, Joshua DeVlieger and wife, Hanna, Antonie Dawn Thomas, Isaiah DeVlieger and Gerald Lee Norris; 7 great grandchildren; brother, Harry Farmer and wife, Jody; and sister-in-law, Beth Farmer; and many friends.

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Gyndal R. Creel

BENBROOK-Gyndal R. Creel passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the age of 86.
Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Friday, August 30, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel, 425 S. Henderson St., Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Gyndal’s honor to James L. West Hospice Center, 1111 Summit Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76102 or to St. Judes Children’s Hospital.
Gyndal was born on Monday, April 10, 1933 to the late Louis Alvin and Lillian Lorene Espy Riley in Walker County, Alabama. She always loved and cared for children and had owned a daycare for more than 20 years and also taught Sunday school. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend and will be missed.
Survivors: Daughter, Jimmie Martinez and husband, Bob; daughter, Mickie Bellack and husband, Don; daughter, Paddy Meeks and husband, Terry; daughter, Deonna Creel; grandsons, Todd Sales, Jason Coleman, Luke Bellack and wife, Kelleigh and Curt Bell; granddaughters, Cassie Gray and Jess Gibbons; great-grandchildren, Conner Hoessly, Savannah & Addison Gray, Keilan, Aubrey, Camden, Jayden & Brayden Coleman, Kyleigh & Kaden Harris, and Alexis Bellack; and many friends.

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Gerry E. Eubank

FORT WORTH-Gerry E. Eubank passed away Thursday, August 1, 2019 at the age of 62 from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
Memorial service: A private memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, August 15, 2019 with final interment in Itasca Cemetery, Itasca, Texas.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Concerned Citizens, 400 East Pine Street, Jacksboro, Texas 76458 or American Heart Association.
Gerry was born Thursday, August 30, 1956 to Gerald and Beulah (Hamilton) Eubank. He graduated from Jacksboro High School in 1975 and later from Texas State Technical Institute. They had a ranch in Jack County and had crossbred cow and buffalo. Gerry was an accomplished thermodynamics designer and a lifelong student of his profession. His career spanned 40 years in the commercial United States Patent and Trademark Office. He served 22 years at his current position as Product Manager for DCM Manufacturing. Gerry was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling.
Survivors: Gerry is survived by 16 cousins.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
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(817) 335-4557