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Billy Anthony “Tony” Jones

FORT WORTH-Billy Anthony “Tony” Jones passed away Monday, January 6, 2020 at the age of 64.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Billy Anthony Jones was born Thursday, June 30, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas. Tony loved singing, playing guitar, song writing and being a part of a band. He loved all kinds of music, especially Gospel and Blues. He was a loving husband, son, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend and will be missed.
Survivors: Wife, Sandra Camp; mother, F. Elizabeth Wilson; daughter, Calinda Roden and husband, Robert; daughter, Samantha Jones; son, Billy McFatridge; step daughter, Jessica Westerman and husband, Jeff; step daughter, Jackie Logsdon; seven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and numerous friends.

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Everett Wayne Daniel

GRAHAM-Everett Wayne Daniel passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at the age of 75.
Celebration of Life: 2 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B.
Brown Memorial Chapel
Inurnment: Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Everett’s memory to the Gary Sinise Foundation, 1901 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA. 90067 Everett was born Sunday, December 10, 1944 in Gillett Grove, Iowa to Arlie Verl and Eleanor Marie (Grover) Daniel. He group up in Langdon Iowa where he attended a one room schoolhouse and then graduated from Spencer High School in 1963. Everett served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam Conflict from 1965 to 1968. He worked in the Oilfields of Texas from 1980 to 2013. He was a member of the United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching the Cowboys play and watching westerns. He loved spending time with his family, especially the grandkids.
Everett is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Marion Joseph Daniel; and sister, Mariett Elen Daniel.
Survivors: Wife of 46 years, Candice Dee Daniel; daughter, Kristi Stephens and husband, David; son, Jeremy Daniel and wife, Jennifer; daughter, Melinda Daniel; daughter, Ranae Gosney and husband, Clarence; son, Nicholas Daniel; son, Ryan Daniel; granddaughters, Abigail, Shelby, Ashlynn, Keeli and Josephine; grandsons, Hunter, Gunnar, Phillip, Andrew, and Austin; brother, Arlie Daniel; sister, Georgia Dohrman and husband, Dennis; numerous nieces and nephews and friends.

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

Julia Anne Owens

FORT WORTH-Julia Anne Owens passed away Monday, January 13, 2020 at the age of 66.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. Friday, January 17, 2020 at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the funeral home.
Julia was born Thursday, November 5, 1953 in Rantoul, Illinois, Chamute AFB to the late Glenn and Janet Johnson. She graduated in 1971 from Goose Bay High School, Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada Air Force Base High School. Julia never met a stranger and was always talking to the strangers she did meet. She loved crocheting, sewing, Red Hats and Fly Ladies. She also loved to babysit to anyone who was in need.
Julia was a loving Wife, Mom to 7, MomMom to 16 and great MomMom to 8. She will forever be in our hearts and will be remembered by all.
Julia is preceded in death by her parents; and son, Scott Christian Farris.
Survivors: Loving husband of 33 years, Martin James Owens Jr.; sister, Judi Streepey and husband, Ben; sister, Jann Cure and husband, Al; daughter, Jillian Michelle Farris; daughter, Jennifer Anne Moore and husband, Joey; daughter, Kristlynne Owens; daughter, Elizabeth Nelson and husband, Joel; son, Jason Owens; daughter, Rianne Owens; 16 grandchildren, Halee, Tyler, Christian, Timothy, Matthew, Scarlette, Juliette, Violette, Lizette, Hayden, Renleigh, Camden, Jeremy, Katherine, Justin and Lila; 8 great grandchildren; and numerous friends.

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

Emma Jean Nance

OVILLA-Emma Jean Nance passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at the age of 85.
Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Inurnment: 11:30 a.m. Friday, January 17, 2020, Lane 3, at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Emma’s memory to the American Alzheimers Association ACT.ALZ.org/donate
Emma was born to the late Arthur Ray and Annie Mae Martin on Sunday, July 29, 1934, in Post, Texas.
She attended school from Kindergarten to graduating high school in Ropesville. She attended Howard Payne University after graduating from high school. Emma was a Medical Records Director at West Rest Haven for many years. She was a proud military spouse of 20 years. She was a member of the Baptist Church and sang in the choir and also taught Sunday School. Emma was a baker and loved to decorate cakes. She loved knitting and crocheting and would teach anyone the art if they were interested. Emma had a smile that would calm the angriest person. She loved working puzzles, learning something new or teaching something to someone. She never had a bad word to say about anyone and will always be remembered for her smile and infectious laugh. She will be deeply missed by all.
Emma is preceded in death by her parents; daughter-in-law, Rachel Lynn Nance; brother, Billy Ray Martin; sister, Dorothy Martin; sister, Betty Rogers; and sister, Nancy Thedford.
Survivors: Loving husband of 67 years, Fred Nance Jr.; daughter, Dixie Kathleen Trowell and husband, Larry; daughter, Deborah Kay Blackwell and husband, Claude; son, Danny Fred Nance; son, Randy Lynn Nance and wife, Elizabeth; granddaughter, Katrina Page and husband, Carl; grandson, Aaron Trowell and wife, Christine; grandson, Stephen Blackwell and wife, Robin; granddaughter, Rusty McLaurin and husband, Wade; grandson, Randy Trowell; granddaughter, Crystal Blackwell; granddaughter, Jessica Cassell and husband, Matt; grandson, Ian Nance and fiancé, Makenzie; granddaughter, Taylor Scott; granddaughter, Emma Nance; and 13 great grandchildren.

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

Richard A. Shelton

BEDFORD-Richard A. Shelton passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the age of 69.
Memorial service: A family service will be held in New Mexico at a later date.
Memorials: A donation in Richard’s honor may be made to The Humane Society of North Texas.
Richard was born Thursday, June 22, 1950 to Joe Richard “Dick” and Betty L. Shelton in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Richard graduated from Lovington High School in 1968. He attended Eastern New Mexico University and graduated in 1973 with BS degrees in Math and Computer Science. He worked in the Computer Science Department at Texas Women’s University for five years, then he returned to the oil fields of New Mexico and Texas that he so loved for several years. He began working for the Beck Group in 1988 as a field engineer until his retirement. Richard loved playing video games, board games, cards, camping and also visiting his children in California frequently. Richard will be remembered by his loving family and friends as kind hearted, generous, honest and hardworking who brought a great amount of fun and laughter to everyone. He will be well remembered and greatly missed.
Richard is preceded in death by his father, Joe Richard “Dick” Shelton.
Survivors: Mother, Betty L. Shelton; daughter, Marnie Klein and husband, Dave of Los Angeles; son, Richard Ray Shelton of Los Angeles; sister, Linda L. Shields and husband, John of Bedford; granddaughter, Ivy Klein of Los Angeles; and numerous friends.

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

Edwin “Eddie” Miller

FORT WORTH-Eddie Miller, 79, passed away in Fort Worth, Texas, on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.
Celebration of life: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Brown Owens & Brumley Funeral Home.
Visitation: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, January 13, 2020, at the funeral home.
Eddie was born in Fort Worth Texas, on April 22, 1940, to Edwin and Mary Miller, and was raised by his grandparents, Eurie and Murray Miller.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Humane Society of North Texas or to a charity of your choice.
Eddie grew up surrounded by music. He began playing piano at age 5. The Miller home had a music room filled with instruments: an organ, piano, bass fiddle, marimbas, and drums. A Saturday night family gathering often included music played on these instruments along with singing by Miller family members.
His professional music career began at age 16 and spanned 6 decades. This career included all aspects of entertainment including bartender, piano player, singer, and club owner. Eddie’s musical travels took him from Fort Worth to Las Vegas to Lake Tahoe to New Orleans and Gretna then back to Fort Worth where he retired in 2018 due to health issues.
While in high school, Eddie formed many lifelong friendships through his love of music, including his friendship with Delbert McClinton. At age 16 he was invited to play the piano with Delbert’s band, The Straitjackets.
Eddie married young and worked several jobs including a stint at the sheriff’s office, driving an ambulance, and even going to embalmer’s school.
But his love of music never left him and after leaving The Straightjackets, he formed his own band. However, Eddie’s and Delbert’s bands were never in competition, and fans would come to hear both bands. To this day, Eddie and Delbert remained devoted friends, along with many other friendships formed during his early years of music.
Eddie traveled extensively during his music career, playing in many clubs in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, and then back to Fort Worth where he managed and performed at numerous clubs. His piano and singing were secondary to his desire to own and run clubs which he did for many years in Fort Worth and in New Orleans and Gretna, Louisiana.
In later years, Eddie continued to perform at various clubs, restaurants, private parties, and country clubs throughout the Metroplex. His retirement from the Metroplex music scene in 2018 left a void in the Fort Worth entertainment scene and in Eddie’s soul.
Eddie was charismatic and lived life to the fullest. Second to his love of music (and his B3 Organ!) was his love of spending time on Lake Benbrook with family and friends.
Eddie was a loyal friend and never hesitated to say, “I love you brother.”
Eddie was preceded in death by his daughter, Melody Tate; grandson, Jeremy Miller; father, Edwin Miller; and grandparents, Eurie and Murray Miller.
Survivors: He leaves behind his devoted companion of many years, Gwen DeMoultrie; loving aunt, Betty Miller; children, Tammy Woods, Timmy Miller, Terrie Cummins, Tracy Harrell, Anna Argeanton, and Blaine Miller; half siblings, Sally Parkinson, Richard Miller, and Mary Miller; 13 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his beloved dogs, Taz, Sunny and Skye.

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

Ronald “Muhammad Ibn” Perry

ARLINGTON-Ronald “Muhammad Ibn” Perry passed away Thursday, December 24, 2019 at the age of 57.
Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Monday, January 13, 2020 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Shirley Louise Perry or Altamona Channel Sellers, C/O Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home, 425 S. Henderson St., Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Ronald was born Thursday, October 18,1962 to the late Nathaniel Walter Perry and Myrtle Louise Perry in Riverside, California and was raised in Perris, California. He was a happy baby boy being the youngest of five kids. Ronald was spoiled by his older siblings, especially his two older sisters, “Ricky and Cheryl”. Ronald was a big flirt who loved to joke around by giving his nephews and nieces funny nicknames that he called them by throughout their lives. Such as “Moochie the Moocher”, his oldest niece Elriquin and his other niece Tammy was nicknamed “Wendy the Witch” by Ronald. Ronald loved to keep people smiling by clowning around “playing the dozens”. He also loved to sing, even though we would talk about him, it never stopped him (he thought he could sing). Ronald was very sweet and kind hearted even though his outward exterior looked intimidating. He loved to read, sing and listen to music. He also loved classic cars, and he loved to do mechanic work on cars. He also loved working with his hands.
Ronald attended Mead Valley Elementary School from 1967 to 1976 and Perris High School from 1976 to 1980. He got his certifications in Computer Technology and Landscaping from Chino Performance Program in 1982.
Ronald was baptized and accepted Christ at the age of 15 at Second Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church by the late Rev. Roland. Ronald converted to the Islamic religion and belief in his 20’s and continued to believe in one God (Allah), kindness and humanity. Ronald moved to Arlington, Texas in 2013 and attended the Dar Elsalam Islamic Center. He believed in all the prophets sent by God including Jesus and Muhammad. He believed in the divine Muslims decree, that God is all powerful and nothing can happen without His permission, however, he has given human beings freedom to choose whether to be good or bad. In the end, everyone will be questioned about how they lived. Ronald believed that people should lead their lives in a way that was pleasing to Allah.
Ronald was a jack of all trades, he worked as a car mechanic for many years. Then he moved on to landscaping for Val Verde Elementary School. Later in life, Ronald worked in construction until he was labeled disabled and unable to work.
Ronald is preceded in death by his parents; twin brother, Donald Perry; oldest sister, Elrica “Ricky” Lewis; oldest brother, Nathan Garcia Rogers; two sisters-in-law, Gladys Marie Roger and Robbyn “Bug Bug” Bacon; one brother-in-law, Robert “Bobby” Lewis; two nieces, Dawndra Tashay Jackson and Ta’Quila Louise Perry; and one great niece, Deqonnisha Louise Culpepper.
Survivors: Sister, Shirley Louise Perry; brother, Charles Walter Perry; nephews, David Lamont Lewis, Broderick Nathaniel Lewis, Altamont Nathan Hamilton and Charles Sellers Jr.; nieces, Elriquin Allen, Tyonnikki Rogers, Altamona Sellers, Tammy Lewis, Taulish Rogers and Tanae Rogers; and a host of great and great- great nieces and nephews plus numerous other family and friends.

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

Rafael Vanegas Villarreal

FORT WORTH-Rafael Vanegas Villarreal passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at the age of 58.
Celebration of life: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Brown Owens & Brumley Chapel.
Rafael was born Saturday, September 30, 1961 to the late Jose Vanegas Rdz and Carolina Villarreal de Vanegas in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. He attended Technical University of Monterrey, Mexico. Rafael was devoted to his faith and the Catholic Church. Rafael was very loyal and honorable and he would do anything for his friends and family. He was always the “Life of the Party” and everyone was naturally drawn to him. He touched everyone in a very positive fashion. He loved football and his favorite team was the Rayados from his home town of Monterrey, Mexico. While working for Mattel he loved to work with underprivileged children, especially during Christmas and holidays giving out toys. Rafael was an amazing son, brother, uncle and friend. You could always count on him for help and he will be deeply missed by all.
Rafael is preceded in death by his parents; and brother Jose Vanegas.
Survivors: Sister, Elisa Quickenden; brother, Arturo Vanegas; sister, Carolina Vanegas; nephews, Arturo Vanegas, Roberto Vanegas, Rafael Vanegas, Jose Vanegas, Michael Quickenden, and Ross Quickenden; nieces, Elizabeth Vanegas, Carolina Moreno, Aurora Moreno and Romina Moreno; and numerous friends.

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

James Russell Gammill

EULESS-James Russell Gammill, 71, passed away December 6, 2019.
Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Cross City Church (First Baptist Euless), 1000 Airport Frwy, Euless, Texas 76039.
Interment: 3 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2020 at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, Texas 75211
He was a longtime resident of Euless, Texas, and a 1967 graduate of L.D. Bell High School. He attended Tarrant County College and then Dallas Baptist University, where he surrendered to the ministry and became an ordained pastor. He decided to leave DBU to pursue a career in law enforcement. Shortly after he was drafted into the U.S. Army. After serving in Korea, he returned to Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, and was honorably discharged. He then enrolled in the Dallas Police Academy, leaving in 1979 to become Chief of Police for the Justin Police Department. He would later return to the Dallas Police Department where he retired after 29½ years of service. James was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Euless. He spent his retirement years working part time for Kerry McCombs State Farm Agency, sharing his experiences and stories as a police officer and participating in church activities. He loved his family and was a proud grandfather.
James was preceded in death by his parents, Bertha and Shirley Millican, and his niece, Kim Chase.
Survivors: He is survived by his sisters, Carolyn Chase (Lt. Col. Gary Chase) and Sherry Davis; his daughter, Kristy Parker (Eric Gibbs); and son, James R. Gammill Jr.; grandchildren, Aubrey Parker (Ryan Brammer) and Abbey Parker; niece, Nicole Lindholm (Gary Lindholm); great nephews, Christian Lindholm and Korbin Chase; and countless friends.

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

Angela Michelle Sanford

FORT WORTH-Angela Michelle Sanford passed away Monday, December 9, 2019 at the age of 59.
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Cedar Hill Memorial Park.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home.
Angela was born Monday, January 18, 1960 to Melvin and Vernia Mobley Dickens in Fort Worth, Texas. She was a graduate of the Fort Worth Independent School District and attended Tarrant County Junior College. Angela joined the Strangers Rest Baptist Church at a very young age and matured being strong in her faith. She was a homemaker and a devoted Home Health Care provider for the elderly and those with special needs. Angela was a lover of life and loved growing up in the Como community area of Fort Worth. She will be remembered for her good cooking and the love of playing pool and dancing. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Survivors: Mother, Vernia “Bonnie” Dickens; aunt, Bobbie Tarpley, cousin, Gregory Mobley; cousin, George Lenard Johnson; and a host other relatives and friends.

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