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Karin Alena Redfearn

ALEDO-Karin Alena Redfearn passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the age of 51.
Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Friday, December 13, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel, Pastor Rodney Whitfield officiating.
Karin was born to Howard and Claudia Lambert on Monday, September 23, 1968 in Los Angeles, California. Karin loved scrapbooking, archery, motorcycles, attending plays, the Victorian Era and the Southwest. She was a Senior Associate for a pharmaceutical research company for more than 20 years. She had a love for helping anyone and everyone and enjoyed life to the fullest every day. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend and will be deeply missed.
Survivors: Husband, Lee Redfearn; parents, Howard and Claudia Lambert; daughter, Mikaela Haynes; son, Dalton Redfearn; son, Cody Redfearn; sister, Kimberly Purto and husband, Steve; sister, Kristin Herbst and husband, Josh; nephews, Luke Herbst, Noah Herbst, Connor Purto and Gavin Purto; and many friends.

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Jack Balderson

Fort Worth-Jack Balderson passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at the age of 70.
Jack was born Sept. 2, 1949 to V.S. “Jack” and Quilla Balderson. He served in the United States Marine Corps. He loved being near the ocean whether it was fishing, boating or just sitting on the beach. He especially loved his vacation home in Tivoli, Texas. Jack loved to sit on his front porch, drink his coffee and watch the deer on his land whether it was early morning or late in the evening. He enjoyed spending time with his family and beloved dogs. Jack will be deeply missed by his family.
Celebration of life: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Brown, Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Committal Service: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Survivors: Wife of 36 years, Annette Baldereson; sister, Molly Hayes and husband, George; son, Jack Balderson, Jr. and wife, Anne; son, Joey Balderson; daughter, Jayme Evans and husband, Kris; son, Troy Olsen; granddaughter, Emily Balderson; granddaughter, Eleanor Balderson; grandson, Axel Balderson; granddaughter, Riley Evans; grandson, Kyler Evans and grandson, Bryce Evans.

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Family Funeral Home & Crematory
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Fort Worth, Texas
(817) 335-4557

Linda Joyce Hamilton Clack

Arlington-Linda Joyce Hamilton Clack passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 at the age of 72.
Linda was born March 9, 1947 in Fort Worth, Texas to Virgil and Tina Hamilton.
Linda was a loving mom who loved everyone including some of her kids friends. She treated them like they were her own. She was very talented with art, paintings and crafts. She was the best automotive mechanic. She knew exactly how to fix a vehicle even over the phone. She always liked to make everyone laugh. She always loved her kids. She sacrificed everything for them and put them first above anything else. She raised four of her kids by herself for 10 years. She will be dearly missed by all.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Charles Douglas, her second husband, Victor Clack and sister, Bobbie Powell.
Survivors: son, James Lee Douglas; son, David Wayne Douglas; daughter, Chanya Kristine Douglas; son, Michael Warren Douglas; 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brother, Virgil Hamilton and sister, LaVerne Stinson.

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

Ronald Louis Coaxum

Ronald Louis Coaxum, 51, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019.
Celebration of Life: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Brown, Owens and Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Reception and Tea following the Celebration service at the funeral home.
Ronald was born on Friday, May 31, 1968, the son of the late Louis Coaxum and Maria van Deijl-Coaxum. Ronald graduated from High school and went on to The Police Academy where he spent 3 years of service as a police officer. He was later employed with VeriLink as Director of Global Sales for 15 years. He had many things he enjoyed consisting of travel, music, computers and cooking. He was very good at cooking and his family and friends always acknowledged how good he was at it. He also received a special award for a computer program he made for the blind in Italy.
Ronald will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Louis Coaxum.
Survivors: sons, Julian Coaxum, Justin Coaxum and Jaden Coaxum; mother, Maria Lewis and Jim Lewis (stepdad); brother, Tony Coaxum; mother of Julian and Justin Coaxum, Trina Coaxum; partner, Aquilla Smith, and many extended family members and friends.

James (Jim) Walter Wallace

Mineral Wells– James (Jim) Walter Wallace passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at the age of 72.
James was born July 6, 1947, in Jefferson County, Texas to the late Walter and Liwana (Dowd) Wallace. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy until he retired in 1980.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sherry Gallier.
Survivors: Wife, Sharon Wallace; son, Ricky Wallace and wife, Ginger; daughter, Lena Myers and husband, Eddy; daughter, Dana Pena and husband, Roger; daughter, Kimberly Hurd and husband, Brian; daughter, Tracy Massingill and husband, Larry; son, Joe McLaughlin; son, Jason McLaughlin and wife, Tiffany; 17 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

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

Walter Newton McFarland

Walter Newton McFarland arrived in Heaven on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at the age of 83.

Celebration of Life: 11 a.m. Friday, December 6, 2019 at Friendship Baptist Church located at 1248 West Hurst Blvd. Hurst, Tx. 76053

Visitation: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday evening at the Funeral Home.
Walter was born on June 15, 1936 in Fort Worth, Texas, the son of Jack and Irene Lucille McFarland. He met his wife Cecelia Mary Adams and they were married and shared 50 years together as well as having a daughter and 3 sons. Walter was a people person that never met a stranger. He was the kind of person that once you met him, you did not forget him. If you ever needed anything, he was always there for you. He was a man of honesty and integrity and said what he thought. He enjoyed old cars, welding, woodworking and landscaping. If there was a skill that he needed to complete a project, then he would figure it out and do it on his own. His career consisted of working at Long Horn Steel from 1954 to 1956 and then he was employed at General Motors where he retired after 32 of years of service. Walter was a man of deep faith as he came to know the Lord as a young man. He was baptized at the age of 33 at Glenview Baptist Church and is a current member of Friendship Baptist Church. He has a very close group of friends which includes 6 pastors. He will be deeply missed by his friends and family. Walter is preceded in death by his son, Leslie Kem McFarland.

The family wants to thank Community Hospice of Texas for their care of Walter and his family. In lieu of flowers they request memorials may be made to Community Hospice of Texas, 6100 Western Place #105 Fort Worth, Texas 76107.

Survivors: Wife of 50 years Cecelia McFarland; daughter, Vicki Clark and husband Dan; sons, Jack McFarland and Shane McFarland and his wife Tammy; sisters, Jackie Davison and Peggy Sanders; grandchildren, Nathan Clark, Lindsay Ray, Kevin McFarland, Nicholas McFarland, Ryan McFarland and Brianna Berry; great-grandchildren, Matthew Brown, Cheyenne Jesmain, Luke Jesmain, Noah Jesmain and Cayden Ray; numerous nieces nephews, cousins and friends.

 

Brown, Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home & Crematory

425 S. Henderson St.

Fort Worth, Texas 76104

Meredith Tilton

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS-Meredith Tilton passed away Tuesday, November 19,2019 at the age of 43.
Celebration of life: 5 p.m. Monday, November 25, 2019 at Bethesda Community Church, 4700 W. Beach Street, Haltom City, Texas.
Meredith was born Monday, July 19, 1976 in Ohio. She loved fishing, camping, bowling, singing and working puzzles of all kinds. Meredith loved spending time with her family and friends and touched everyone she met with her love. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, sister, and friend and will be deeply missed.
Meredith is preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Levi Tilton; and aunt Helen “Sis” Balham.
Survivors: Husband of 14 years, James Tilton; son, Ezekiel Tilton; daughter, Anastasia Tilton; adopted mother, Easter Welty; brother-in-law, Justin Tilton and wife, Mary Kate; brother-in-law, Jacob Tilton and wife, Courtney; sister-in-law, Erica Bailey; brother-in-law, Nichols Tilton; sister-in-law, Audrea Tilton; father-in-law, Robin Tilton and wife, Sonya; mother-in-law, Linda Chippa; and many friends.

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

Marilyn Lou Cunningham

FORT WORTH-Marilyn Lou Cunningham passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the age of 81.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Monday, November 25, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Interment: Marilyn will be laid to rest in Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery.
Marilyn was born Tuesday, May 31, 1938 to the late J.W. and Helen Beatrice Hamm in Clarksville, Texas. Marilyn was the owner and operator of a beauty shop for many years. She was known for sporting around town in her Mustang and GTO cars. She was an avid gardener and will be remembered for her love of cooking for her family and friends.
Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents, J.W. and Helen Hamm.
Survivors: Loving husband of 67 years, William “Bill” Cunningham; daughter, Marcie Krumm and spouse, Anita Krumm; brother, Jerry Hamm; sister, Carolyn Hammond; and many friends.

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

James Andrew Mesch

ARANSAS PASS-James Andrew Mesch passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the young age of 25.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
James Andrew Cochran was born Wednesday, April 27, 1994 to Laurie Anne Potter Hagerman Cochran and Martin Drew Cochran. James was later adopted by his Dad, David Russell Mesch.
James grew up in the Fredericksburg Comfort area. He moved down to the coast 8 years ago and became a resident of Aransas Pass. James made friends where ever he went. He loved to make people smile. He always saw the best in everyone and never judged them. His love for his friends and family knew no bounds, there is nothing he wouldn’t do  for you. He will forever be missed and never be forgotten. May God hold him tight until we can hold him again. God speed my precious angel.
James was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Grover James Maltby and Margaret Evelyn Dawson. His grandparents, Andrew Newton Cochran and Lavana Gertrude Weidenfeller, Frederick Palmer Mesch, and Joyce Estelle Baron Snyder.
Survivors: James is survived by his partner of eight years, Josh Holland; parents, Laurie Anne Potter Hagerman Mesch and David Russell Mesch; eldest brother Marc Russell Mesch and wife, Laynie, and children Parker, Noah, and Harper; brother, Dylan Charles Mesch and wife, Katrina, and son Caleb; sister, Amanda Lee Mesch Whittington and husband, Ray Whittington, and son Lucas; grandparents, Jaqueline Lee Maltby Honeycutt and Matthew Honeycutt; and many friends.

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

Frances J. Shockey

CROWLEY-Frances J. Shockey passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Monday, November 11, 2019 at the age of 85.
Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the funeral home.
Frances was born April 17, 1934 to the late Byron and Mittie Avirett in Johnson County, Texas. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother and friend who will be deeply missed.
Frances is preceded in death by her parents, Byron and Mittie Avirett; husband, Henry R. Shockey; and son, Emory Ray Shockey.
Survivors: Daughters, Ann Shockey Garcia and husband Al; Wanda Heath; sons, Jimmy Shockey;  Robbie Shockey and wife, Manon; step-children, H.R. Shockey, Jr.; Dorothy L. Beaumont; Martin E. Shockey; James T. Shockey, Sr; T. Paul Shockey; 14 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 13 great-great grandchildren; and many friends. Serving as honorary pallbearers are, Chad Shockey, Anthony Garcia, Steve Bell, Kevin Griffis, Kyle Morrison and Jon Detty.

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