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Nellie Hobson

Burleson-Nellie Hobson, 89, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Monday at Brown, Owens & Brumley Chapel.
Interment: Crowley Cemetery.
Visitation: 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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

James Lee Doyle

FORT WORTH-James Lee Doyle passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the age of 75.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2018, at the funeral home.
Graveside service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
James was born April 9, 1943 to the late E. Lee and M. Catherine Doyle in Sherman, TX.
He proudly served our country in the US Army for two Vietnam tours. He retired from General Dynamics and loved to fish.
James was preceded in death by parents, wife Nelda Doyle, daughter Shelly Lynn Doyle and sister Margaret Stewart.
Survived by: son James Robert Doyle and wife Elisabeth of Laguna Park, TX.; daughter Michelle Doyle Griffith of Fort Worth, TX.;granddaughter, Danielle Whitefield of Laguna Park, TX.;sisters, Joyce Seago of Garland, TX and Judy Higdon of Waxahachie, TX.; many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

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

Wendell C. White

FORT WORTH–Wendell C. White, 73, died Wednesday, April 11, at his home of 40 years in Benbrook, Texas.
Memorial service: Private
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the American Cancer Society.
Wendell was born November 19, 1944 in Lamesa to Willie and Sophie White. A pilot of C-7 Caribou in Vietnam, C-47s in Germany, and B-52s at Carswell AFB, Wendell served with distinction and was respected and admired by all who knew him. His sense of humor, integrity, untethered generosity, and boundless love remind us how to live a life filled with beauty and meaning. And Wendell was the Texas Rangers’ #1 fan.
Wendell is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Barbara Bednarz.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Paulette White; daughter Wendy White, fiancé Gabriel Farris, and granddaughter Sydney Corell of Austin; daughter Jennifer White, husband Larry Johnston, and granddaughters, Jessa and Eleanor Johnston of Willow Park; daughter, Erika Durham and husband, Alan Durham of Fort Worth; son, Joshua White and wife, Maria Guarneri-White of Puyallup, Washington; brother, Kenneth and wife,Sharon White of Las Cruces, New Mexico; sister, Sherry and husband, Louie Birdwell; and many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

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

Sharon Reynolds Kennard

FORT WORTH–Sharon Reynolds Kennard went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ, at the age of 69, on Monday evening, April 2, 2018 following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Inurnment: A private ceremony will be held at a later date at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Sharon was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and lived there until 2012, when she and Richard moved to Arlington to be closer to her immediate family. Sharon loved teaching kindergarten for over 35 years in Houston, Texas and Caddo Parish, Louisiana. She completed her career in 2012, at Bossier Elementary School in Bossier City, Louisiana.
Sharon loved spending time with her grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and their children. Following a tradition her mother started many years earlier, she made it a point to mail each of them a card for every holiday and on their birthday. She loved college and professional football, especially the Texas Aggies (Whoop!) and Dallas Cowboys.
Most of all, Sharon loved the Lord. She was secure in His love for her. Sharon demonstrated Jesus’ love in the way she treated others and in the way she trusted Him through her illness. Although her family and friends will miss her greatly, they rejoice in the assurance that she is now completely healed and that they will see her again in Heaven.
“This I recall to mind and therefore I have hope. Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning: great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:21-23
“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even thugh he dies; and whoever lives and believes in Me will never die.” John 11:25
Sharon is preceded in death by parents, William and Mary Reynolds and her brother, William “Billie” Reynolds, Jr.
Survivors: Sharon is survived by her husband of 43 years, Richard; their son, Christopher Kennard and wife, Shayla; and two granddaughters, Gabby and Eva Kennard, all of Arlington, Texas; brother, Robert Reynolds and wife, Dani; brother, David Reynolds and wife, Frances; sister, Carolyn Reynolds Bland and husband, Davis; numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

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

Bill Renfro

FORT WORTH-Bill Renfro passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the age of 83.
Memorial service: 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Bill was born August 21, 1934 to the late Roy and Hazel Renfro in Whitt, Texas. He proudly served our country by enlisting in the US Army. He worked most of his life in the magazine and book publishing and distribution. Bill was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend and will remain in our hearts forever.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Darlene Renfro; sisters, Florita, Lura Mae and Mary; and brothers, Roy, Raymond and James.
Survivors: Daughter, Darla Rhea Panizo and husband, Robert; son, Bret Reagan Renfro and wife, Irene; granddaughters, Emma Renfro, Faye Renfro and Kalyn Hahne and husband, Josh; grandson, Colton Royce Panizo, USAF; sisters, Betty Winters and Carole Creel and husband, William; and many friends.

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

Robert (Bob) Joseph Tribunella

FORT WORTH-Robert (Bob) Joseph Tribunella, 68, entered eternal rest on Saturday, April 7, 2018 after an extended illness.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel, 425 S. Henderson St., Fort Worth.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Universal Hospice, 5651 Bridge St., Fort Worth, TX, 76112
Bob was born on June 23, 1949 in Derby, CT to Joseph and Antonette (Criscuolo) Tribunella. He lived in the “Valley” for many years before relocating to the DFW area later in life. Bob was an accomplished master auto mechanic early in his career and in later years was a Service Manager for several Dodge dealerships in CT. When he and his family moved to DFW he worked for Warrantech Automotive and later, Home Depot.
Bob served in the Coast Guard Reserves from 1969-1975. In June 1973, he married Diana Maler and together they raised three wonderful daughters, Jaimie, Kristy and Lisa. Bob was an avid woodworker and the quality of his work is still seen today in the furniture he built. He was the quintessential handy-man; there was not anything that he couldn’t fix! Bob was also known for his “green thumb”. His dry humor was a delight to all that knew him. He was loved by all who knew him, especially his children and grandchildren. He will be forever missed.
A special thanks to the wonderful caregivers at Walls Universal Hospice and the staff of Fresenius Medical Care in Fort Worth.
Bob is preceded in death by his father, Joseph Tribunella; and brother, Joseph R. Tribunella.
Survivors: Wife of 45 years, Diana Tribunella; his 3 daughters and 9 grandchildren, Jaimie Badough (Danny) of McKinney, Tx. and their children, Ryan, Alexandra and Katherine; Kristy Schoenberg (Mark) of Lake Worth, FL and their children, Melanie and Ashleigh; Lisa Joseph (Mike) of Southbury, CT and their children, Michael, Abbigail, Sara and Benjamin; mother, Antonette Tribunella of Port Ritchie, FL; sisters, Dorothy Scavone of Shelton, CT; Nancy Berg of Port Ritchie, FL; and his especially loved pets, Lucy, one of the many pets he and his wife had.

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

Lloyd James Hill

ABILENE-Lloyd James Hill, 87, left for his heavenly home Sunday, April 1, 2018.
Graveside service: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Olivet Memorial Park.
Visitation: 12:30 to 1 p.m. prior to service time Wednesday.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Abilene State Supported Living Center, P.O. Box 450, Abilene, Texas 79604
Jim was born January 4, 1931 to the late Sylvester and Viola Hill in Fort Worth. He spent many years at Abilene State Supported Living Center. A special thanks to the staff and doctors for the care they gave him.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester and Viola Hill; brother, Vernon Hill; twin brother, Floyd Hill; and nephew, Phil Horne.
Survivors: Sister, Vera Hill Horne; and many nieces and nephews.

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

Autumn Dawn Smith

FORT WORTH-Autumn Dawn Smith passed away Monday, March 26, 2018 at the age of 35.
Graveside service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Emerald Hills Cemetery.
Visitation: 6 to 8 Friday at Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home.
Autumn was born April 19, 1982 to Micheal and Joy Smith in Fort Worth, Texas. She was a sports fan and especially loved The Texas Rangers and The Dallas Mavericks.
Autumn is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Robert and Mary Smith; maternal grandparents, Donald and Billie Shepard; and brother, Jaime Micheal Smith.
Survivors: Parents ; Micheal and Joy Smith; numerous extended family members; and a host of friends.

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

Hubert Warren Thedford

Fort Worth-Hubert Warren Thedford passed away Friday, March 23, 2018, at the age of 56.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at Brown, Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel officiated by Dr. Scott Maze.
Burial: Hubert will be laid to rest at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at the funeral home.
Hubert was born June 21, 1961 in Fort Worth to Ozro and Margaret Thedford.
Survivors: Loving wife of 21 years, Mary Thedford; son, Jonathan Thedford; son Shawn Thedford and wife, Whitney; son, Ryan Jackson; daughter, Katie Thedford; sister, Leona Kohut; grandsons, Corbin and Hagen; granddaughters, Harper and Piper and many other friends and extended family members.

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

Lawrence John Harrington

FORT WORTH-Lawrence John Harrington passed away early Monday morning March 19, 2018.
Memorial service: A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials: If you wish to honor Larry’s memory, please do so with a donation to The American Cancer Society.
Lawrence was born January 8, 1936 to Albert and Ruth Rhinehart Harrington in Barker, New York. He graduated from Barker Central School in 1953 and attended Michigan State University for 2 years. He served in the U.S. Army at White Sands Missile Range. He graduated from New Mexico State University in 1962 and received his Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Methodist University in 1966. He was employed by General Dynamics from 1962 until 1967. He joined The Western Company of North America and remained in the oil field service industry for the rest of his career. He was well known for his many innovations in the industry. Larry retired in 1991 and he and wife Pat travelled for many years in Europe and the United States. In September, 2006, he was inducted by The Society of Petroleum to the first group of Legends of Hydraulic Fracturing for “pioneering work in the first generation of hydraulic fracturing”. Larry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend who was loved and respected by many and will be dearly missed.
Survivors: Larry is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia (Stacy); son, Alex Harrington and wife, Laurie; grandson, Jordan; granddaughter, Alison; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; and many friends.

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