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Big John I. Rogers Jr.

CLEBURNE – Big John I. Rogers  Jr., passed away Monday, April 1, 2019.
Memorial 2:00 pm Friday, April 12, 2019 at Brown, Owens and Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to International Dyslexia Association. www.dyslexiaida.org
Big John was born July 26, 1949 in Amarillo, Texas to John I. Rogers, Sr. and Johnnie Faye Keys Rogers. He married Connie McElwrath on March 16, 2001.
He worked for Bell Helicopter for 37 years. Was Sergeant at Arms for the Local UAW 218 Union for 18 years. Big John never met a stranger, was highly know and loved in the DFW area. He was the gentle giant and teddy bear. He loved riding motorcycles and loved his Boss Hoss motorcycle and trike. He was a member of The Boozefighters Motorcycle Club for 26 years and Boozefighters’ Internations President for 11 years. Big John had a brief part in the movie Silent Rage with Chuck Norris.
He was preceded in death by his father, John I. Rogers, Sr.; mother, Johnnie Paschall; sister, Julia Jester; and beloved grandparents; Lula and Monroe Keys.
Surviors: Wife Connie Rogers; son Sean Tucker; stepson, Jeremy Hawpe; brothers, Jim, Jody, Oren and Patrick Rogers; step brothers, John and Gerald Paschall; step sister, Susan Hays; uncle, Gen Nix; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Jesse Lee Cummings Jr.

Fort Worth-Jesse Lee Cummings Jr. passed away Monday, March 25, 2019 at the age of 67.
Family Gathering: Saturday, March 27, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Brown Owens & Brumley Family funeral Home.
Jesse was born December 4, 1951 in Fort Worth to Jesse Cummings Sr. and Verlena Carr Cummings and he attended I.M. Terrell High School. He loved watching TV and especially loved watching football games and made it known not to interrupt him when he was watching TV. Jesse was a truck driver for most of his life and had a large host of family and friends that will miss him deeply.
Jesse is preceded in death by his wife, Norma Renee Cummings; and father, Jesse Cummings Sr.
Survivors: Jesse is survived by his children; Jessica Lee, Gabrielle Cummings, Yonathan Cummings, Jesse Cummings, Aaron Cummings, Ariel Cummings, Rachel Cummings, Joshua Cummings, Chaz Cummings; mother, Verlena Cummings; sisters, Jakie, Sharon, Christin, Earline, and Virginia; son-in-law, Daniel Reese; daughter-in-law, Shana Green; 10 grandchildren, and many extended family members and friends.

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

Vivian “Becky” Sanchez

FORT WORTH-Vivian “Becky” Sanchez passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the age of 70.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home.
Interment: Becky will be laid to rest in Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Becky was born April 6, 1948 in Paris, Texas to the late Leon and Vera Higdon. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend and will be deeply missed.
Becky is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Dennis Higdon and daughter-in-law, Lauri Mooney.
Survivors: Son, Jimmie Mooney; son, Michael Mooney and wife, Linda; son, Curtis Mooney and wife, Gretchen; daughter, Erica Mooney; grandchildren, Kayla, Daniel, Harli, Curtis Jr., Jasmine, Cheyanne, Rhianna and Tatiyana; and numerous loving family members and friends.

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

Landree Faye Carver

WEATHERFORD-Landree Faye Carver passed away peacefully in the arms of her parents to the arms of Jesus on Monday, March 25, 2019.
Funeral service: 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Interment: Landree will be laid to rest in Morgan Mill Cemetery at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Landree was born on March 21, 2019 at Baylor Scott and White All Saints Hospital at 31 weeks weighing a mere 3 lbs. and 4 oz. Although her time with us was short, the impact that she had on our lives will never be forgotten. Landree gave us a lifetime of love during her short little life.
Survivors: Landree was the daughter of Caleigh and Micki Carver of Weatherford, Texas; sister, Corraline Tate Carver; grandparents, Don and Stacy Carver, Nate and Robin Olson, and Ken Pittman; Uncles, Caleb, Hunter, Tanner, Nate and Keenan; Aunts Grace and Haileigh; and numerous other loving relatives

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

Sue Ann Bates

FORT WORTH-Sue Ann Bates passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the age of 66.
Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Visitation: 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. prior to service time.
Sue was born January 21, 1953 in Pampa, Texas to the late Weldon Monroe and Winifred Louise Bates. She coached everyone, including her kids and always made an impact in everyone’s life. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be remembered for all her love she had for everyone and will be deeply missed.
Sue is preceded in death by her parents, Weldon and Louise Bates; and brother, Larry Bates.
Survivors: Son and wife, Lynn and Joyce Nelson; grandkids, Dyllyn, Brant and Jaxton Nelson; daughter, Summer Nelson; grandkids, Kaitlyn and Maya Ramirez; daughter, Zena Martin; grandkids, Saniya Rhodes and Anthony Tate; daughter and husband, Sandi and Darren Green; grandkids, Hennessy and Paul Adair, Juelz, Brianna and Daizyon Green; sister, Tammy Brooks and kids; brother, William “Bill” Bates and kids; numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Alleta Fay Gaddy Townley

FORT WORTH-Alleta Fay Gaddy Townley passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 15, 2019 at the age of 93.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Pleasant Point Cemetery in Lillian.
Alleta Fay was born December 19, 1925 in Lillian, Texas to the late Blanche and Howard Cooper.
She grew up on a family farm in Lillian with her grandparents, Alice and Joe Campbell, along with her mother and younger brother Marshall. After graduating from Alvarado High School, she moved to the big city of Fort Worth, where she met her devoted husband of 42 years, Harry Edward Gaddy. They had a television repair business for many years in Diamond Hill where they lived and raised three loving daughters. Sadly, Edward passed away in 1988. Several years later, Fay married longtime family friend, M.D. Townley. They were married until his death in 1996.
Fay was a faithful member of Sabine Place Baptist Church and later Decatur Avenue Baptist Church, both in Fort Worth. She enjoyed many lifelong friendships with her church family and with her neighbors in Diamond Hill. She read her Bible daily, and loved animals and country music. When she was still on the farm in Lillian, she enjoyed listening to Ernest Tubb before school in the mornings. The school bus driver knew to begin honking his horn as he rounded the curve on FM 917 so Fay could finish her song before running out to catch the bus.
She also loved writing long letters to those she cared about. But it wasn’t just writing, Fay loved talking too! M.D. added a sunroom addition to their home where many enjoyable hours were spent visiting with family and friends. In the mornings, nothing was better to Fay than drinking coffee while listening to the birds chirping in her backyard. She loved the way the cardinals would sing “pretty, pretty, pretty”.
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31
We will miss her dearly! A special thanks to the staff of Fort Worth Wellness for the care given to Fay over the final years of her life.
Survivors: Fay is survived by her four daughters and their husbands, Carole and Jerry Strother, Diane and Tommy Holland, Barbara and John Martindale, and Stacy and Woody Green; one son and his wife, Doug and Gena Townley; one sister and her husband, Louise and Jim Wells; six grandchildren and their spouses, Lara Strother and Jeff Catlin, Matthew and Jennifer Maroney, David Martindale and Josaline, Daniel and Elina Martindale, Amanda Holland, and Hanna Couch; many great grandchildren; and she also leaves many other family members and special friends.

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

Vernon Malcolm Dunn

FORT WORTH-Vernon Malcolm Dunn passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the age of 95.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation: 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday prior to the service.
Interment: Vernon will be laid to rest with his beloved wife, Beverly, in Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the Fisher House Foundation, a non-profit organization that builds comfort homes where military and veteran families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital.
Vernon was born April 27, 1923, in Waco, Texas as the second child of Ollie Lee and William Preston Dunn. While still young, his family moved to Trinidad, Texas where he remained until he graduated from Trinidad High School in May of 1941. In November of 1941, he enlisted in the United States Navy, one week before Pearl Harbor was bombed. In December of 1941, he was put onboard the USS Pennsylvania as a radar man and served in this capacity for 6 years from 1941 to 1947, when he was honorably discharged. He spent his time in the Navy fighting in the Pacific War, receiving honors such as, Good Conduct Navy Commendation, The Victory Medal, The American Area, Philippine Liberation with 2 stars, The Asiatic and Pacific Campaign.
In April of 1945, while on leave in Oakland, California, he met Beverly Cottrell on a blind date. They married later that year on November 11, 1945. They were married 72 years before she passed away in 2017.
Vernon lived in California from 1945 to 1950 when he moved Beverly and his son, Steven, back to his home state of Texas. They settled in Fort Worth and added 2 daughters, Bonita and Susan to the family. He had a career as an electrician with both General Dynamics and then Bell Helicopter, from which he retired in 1988 after 30 years of service. While living in Fort Worth, Vernon attended James Avenue Baptist Church where he enjoyed serving as a deacon and singing in the choir. He had made lifelong friends and had fond memories of his many years there.
In 1994, after years of retirement in Fort Worth, Vernon and Beverly moved to Tyler, Texas where they became very involved in Green Acres Baptist Church. There he enjoyed singing and traveling with the senior choir along with his wife, and bowling.
In 2013, Vernon and Beverly moved back to Fort Worth to spend their remaining years close to their children and grandchildren. Vernon enjoyed playing and watching sports, but especially loved the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers and would attend games any chance he had. He loved to play and teach his kids and grandkids cards and dominoes, with his favorite being 42. He was always supportive of his children and grandchildren’s many school activities, loved spending time with his family and was always positive and encouraging to them all. His gentle nature, positive attitude, big smile and fatherly advice such as, “Don’t take any wooden nickels” will be missed by all of his friends and family.
Survivors: Vernon is survived by his son, Steven Dunn and wife, Georgia Ann; daughter, Bonita Shahan and husband, Richard; daughter, Susan Beaman and husband, Curtis; sister, Dolores Rix; eight grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.

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

Marsha Kay Mayberry

FORT WORTH-Marsha Kay Mayberry passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the age of 70.
Marsha was born July 10, 1948, to Jack and Betty Mayberry in Houston, Texas.
“We have selected a nonprofit for donation in lieu of traditional flowers for Marsha Mayberry.
https://in-my-shoes-inc.networkforgood.com/projects/67025-donate-now-2019
The fact that she was an unsupported teenage mother greatly affected her life, which forced her down a turbulent road till her last days.
Many young, single mothers experience similar struggles within our community. This nonprofit helps to provide a safe, welcoming community for pregnant women who are at risk of homelessness. Empowering these women to learn and grow in their life, job, and parenting skills will bring stability and support to them in a harsh world.
The organization, ‘In My Shoes,’ will help set their lives in motion again by assisting these women and families, allowing them to heal and live a happier life. We hope that we can all help to break the cycle of struggle for young mothers.
A memorial website will be created within the coming days to highlight her life. Friends and family are encouraged to share their memories of her.
Please consider donating in her name. We would be eternally grateful for your help in creating a positive closure experience.”
Survivors: Daughter, Sabrea Woods; daughter, Shannon McElvany; sister, Jackie Siska; grandson, Chad Wiley; grandson, David Wiley; granddaughter, Courtney Larsen; grandson, Jackson McElvany; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Bernice McAdoo

FORT WORTH-Bernice McAdoo passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the age of 93.
Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2019 at Trinity Terrace.
Bernice was born June 8, 1925 to the late Willie Lee and Yule’ Sloan Hughes in Durant, Oklahoma. She was a homemaker who loved to cook and sew for herself and her children. She developed a strong interest in Louisiana cuisine after they moved to Louisiana. She went to cooking classes and read numerous books on the subject. Bernice and Cecil were sponsors and strong supporters of the youth group in their church for many years. Bernice was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend and will be deeply missed.
Bernice is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Cecil McAdoo who passed away on April 9, 2003.
Survivors: Daughter, Pamela Sullivan; granddaughter, Joann Summer; granddaughter, Jennifer Sullivan; great granddaughter, Karen Isacson; great grandson, Calvan “Bubba” Summer; great grandson, Forrest Summer; great granddaughter, Victoria Hernandez; great-great grandson, David Isacson; and many friends from Trinity Terrace.

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

Susan Kaye Razo

FORT WORTH-Susan Kaye Razo, 63, passed away at her home Thursday, February 28, 2019.
Memorial service: 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Pleasantview Baptist Church, 4400 Pleasantview Drive, Arlington, Texas 76017
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, a go fund me page has been set up to help with funeral expenses.
https://www.gofundme.com/susierazo-funeral
Susie was born October 10, 1955 in Tarrant County. Susie was a devoted Christian, mother, grandmother and sister. One of the highlights of her accomplishments in life was visiting Israel in 2008 and being baptized in the Jordan River. Susie was a member of Pleasantview Baptist Church in Arlington and a former member and devoted volunteer of Arlington Christian Church in Mansfield.
Susie was preceded in death by her husband, Mike Razo, parents, Robert and Lecia Ottajean Reynolds and Richard Mackie and youngest sister, Jennifer Mackie.
Survivors: Daughter, Krecia Jean Russell; son in law, Randy Puma; sisters, Debbie Hughes and spouse, Joey, Linda Goodnight and spouse, Griffin; brother, Robert Reynolds and wife, Rebecca; granddaughters, Madeline Fisk, Chloe’ Fisk and spouse, David D’Angelo; great grandson, Jayden King D’Angelo;  aunt, Janice Wiseman; cousins, Denzel Wiseman and wife, Sylvia, Mike Wiseman, Mysti Savage; nephew, Shane Hightower; nieces, Joael Ward, Alisha Yother, Ava Rosz, Kristi Rosz and Lilly Rosz; and numerous extended family members and friends.

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