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Tammy Kaylor Cmakal

FORT WORTH-Tammy Kaylor Cmakal passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the age of 37.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Skyvue Memorial Gardens, 7220 Rendon Bloodworth Road, Mansfield, Texas 76063.
Tammy was born Tuesday, August 3, 1982 to Stanley and Esther Wilson in Fort Worth, Texas. Tammy loved attending Comicon, making jewelry, watching horror movies, science fiction movies and attending rock concerts. Tammy will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her.
Tammy is preceded in death by her father, Stanley Wilson.
Survivors: Husband, Eric Cmakal; mother, Esther Kaylor; sister, Ruth Shotwell; sister, Irene Waine and husband, Michael; sister, Sherry Stack; nephews, Matt Lacy and husband, Justin, Nick Shotwell, Brian Grounds, Cody Shotwell, Wesley Waine, James D. Stack; and many friends.

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

Joe Barry Brister

FORT WORTH-Joe Barry Brister passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at the age of 70 with his family by his side.
Celebration of life: Service will be held at a later date at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation: Visitation will be held at a later date at the funeral home.
Memorials: Memorials can be made to the Careity Foundation at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, 800 W. Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Barry was born Saturday, October 15, 1949 in Corpus Christi, Texas to the late Joe Barry Brister and Mamie Ruth Cooper Rogers.
He was a loving and devoted husband to his wife, Donna for 48 ½ years; a fantastic father to his son, Kier Allen Brister; “Strawbarry” to his grandson, Liam; Bubba to his brothers and sisters-in-law; and a wonderful uncle to his nieces and nephews.
Barry graduated from Pasadena High School in Pasadena, Texas and attended Southern State College in Magnolia, Arkansas from 1968 – 1972 where he met his wife, Donna. They were married in 1971. He also received two associate degrees from Tarrant County College.
He worked for Haliburton Services for 26 ½ years and was transferred to Fort Worth from Houston in 1989. He later had several jobs related to oilfield services and retired in 2015. Barry loved God, his family, The Beatles, traveling, photography, “Big Bang Theory”, James Bond, and reruns of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
Survivors: Wife, Donna Brister; son, Kier Brister and wife, Kelly; grandson, Liam Giles; one niece; four nephews; and countless cousins that he considered his brothers and sisters.

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

Billie Pearl Ayars

BURLESON-Billie Pearl Ayars passed away Thursday, March 5, 2020 at the age of 90.
Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Monday, March 9, 2020 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Interment: Billie will be laid to rest in Laurel Land Memorial Park with her beloved husband of 47 years, Richard Ayars.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Billie’s memory to Cook Children’s Hospital of Fort Worth.
Billie was born Sunday, October 13, 1929 to the late William George and Stella Fay Willis in Abilene, Texas. She attended public schools and attended Harris School of Nursing. She was a pediatric nurse. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister and friend and will be missed.
Billie is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard Ayars; and brother, Jim Willis;
Survivors: Son, Bill Ayars and wife, Gloria; son, David Ayars and wife, Kay; grandson, Alan Ayars and wife, Kristen; granddaughter, Lara Soriano and husband, David; granddaughter, Victoria Leal; grandson, John Ayars and wife, Jody; grandson, Jason Ayars and wife, Sunny; grandson, Justin Ayars; great grandson, Michael Ayars; great grandson, Brandon Ayars; great grandson, Andrew Soriano; great granddaughter, Katriella Ayars; great grandson, Collin Ayars; great grandson, Charles Ayars; great granddaughter, Claire Grace; sister, Mary Lou Sarosi; sister-in-law, Josie Willis; sister-in-law, Peggy Parrot; sister-in-law, Betty Ayars; sister-in-law, Jill Ayars; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Carolyn “Kelly” Pruitt

FORT WORTH-Carolyn “Kelly” Pruitt passed away Sunday, February 23, 2020 at the age of 63.
Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2020 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2020 at the funeral home.
Carolyn Ann Pruitt was born Thursday, October 11, 1956 to the late Floyd (O’Baby) and Mabelle Allen Pruitt in Irving, Texas.
Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Mabelle Pruitt; brother, Jesse Pruitt, Sr.; sister, Earlie Mae Pruitt; brother, Kenneth (Spudnik) Pruitt; and sister, Mary “Sue” Echols.
Survivors: A host of 7 nieces and nephews; 19 great nieces and nephews; and 4 great-great nieces and nephews.

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

Ray F. Warren

ARLINGTON-Ray F. Warren passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020 at the age of 61.
Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Ray was born Saturday, December 27, 1958 to the late Harry and Janie Warren in Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated from Haltom High School. He has worked for Payless Cashway, Home Depot and Lowes. Ray loved football and baseball and all kinds of sports and used to be a coach. Ray was a loving husband, father, brother and friend and will be missed.
Ray is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Janie Warren.
Survivors: Wife, Debra Warren; children, Brandon Warren, Felicia Warren and Eric Warren; sister, Belinda Raney; sister, Teresa Freeze; brother, Randy Warren and wife, Laurie; 5 step-children; 17 grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and many friends.

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

Katherine Prattes

FORT WORTH-Katherine Prattes passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020 at the age of 97.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Thursday, March 5, 2020 at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2020 N.W. 21st Street, Fort Worth, Texas.
Visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday, March 5, 2020 at the church.
Interment: Katherine will be laid to rest in Mount Olivet Memorial Park.
Katherine was born Tuesday, July 18, 1922 to the late Pete and Athena Peters in Greece.
Katherine is preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Athena Peters; daughter, Elaine Mirras; and son, Johnny Mirras.
Survivors: Daughter, Dorothy Athena Bennett; brother, Tommy Peters; and nephews, Paun Peters, Dr. Pat Peters and Dr. Ted Peters; nieces, Athena Peters Wiginton and Ellen Peters Baltazar.

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

Donald Lee Mabry

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS-Donald Lee Mabry passed away Friday, February 21, 2020 at the age of 78.
Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Don’s memory to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (www.theaftd.org).
Don was born Monday, October 6, 1941 to the late John and Juanita Mabry in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He attended Van Buren, Arkansas public schools and then earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas.
His working life included domestic materials management (then called Traffic Management) for the Ralston Purina Company which took him to Spokane, Washington. He came to Texas to perform materials management for the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce followed by international materials management for Texas Instruments, Inc. in Dallas, Texas and Geophysical Services, Inc. in Houston, Texas. He served six years in the Air National Guard.
Don loved music, especially guitar which he played for enjoyment and was an ardent photographer. He was a gifted artist in wood. He founded Heirlooms, Inc. offering his handmade Shaker style boxes which were in demand by many and were featured in a national magazine. He was named among the Top 200 American Craftsmen in America by Early American Life magazine. Don also created beautiful furniture using native American hardwoods Cherry, Maple, and Walnut. Don loved to travel and especially enjoyed trips to New England. He cherished family and friends. Don will be remembered for his droll wit and love of his pet dogs.
During Don’s brief stay at Avalon Memory Care, Keller, Texas, accompanied by Allstar Hospice of Arlington, he received expert compassionate care. The family is deeply grateful.
Survivors: Wife of 55 years, Wanda Knox Mabry of North Richland Hills, Texas; daughter, Robyn Elizabeth Mabry; daughter-in-law, Rebecca Esther Yacono of Boston, Ma.; brother-in-law, William W. Knox, Jr. and wife, Marilyn; nephew, Jason Briggs of Tulsa, Oklahoma; brother-in-law, Guy Thurston Knox and wife, Paula; niece, Oklahoma State Senator, Stephanie Bice and husband, Geoff; nephew, Chris and wife, Raquel; niece, Erica Knox DeLester and husband, Jeff, all of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; beloved friends, Frank and Judy Hall of Colleyville, Texas and daughter, Rebecca Hall Sullivan of Austin, Texas.

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

Joey Ray Walker

FORT WORTH-Joey Ray Walker passed away Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the age of 60.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 1500 FM 241 S, Rusk, Texas 75785, Brother Tommy Mabry officiating.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Joey’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105
Joey was born Friday, May 8, 1959 in Fort Worth, Texas to Kenneth and Laverne Walker. He attended Western Hills High School. Joey was a very hard working man. He worked as an irrigation foreman for Burks Irrigation and led an active life.
He loved fishing with his Uncle Don and cousin, Estes, golfing with his Brother, Keith Walker and Boss, Alan Burks, and playing bingo with friends.
Most of all he loved spending time with his grandkids. “Paw Paw” would always attend their sporting events and school functions.
He also loved to sit in his recliner with his grandkids, watching movies and eating popsicles. He also enjoyed taking his dog, Lucy for car rides and getting car washes.
Joey was charming, humble, and had a quick sense of humor. He was known to be a “jokester” among all of us. Joey was a loving son, father, grandfather, brother, nephew, and friend. He will be deeply missed.
Joey is preceded in death by his grandparents, Odas and Etta Ann Walker; grandfather, Jack Baker; and grandmother, Maysel Elliott.
Survivors: Daughter, Courtney Walker and husband, Adan Nunez; daughter, Cecily Walker; granddaughters, Sierra Nicole Suggs and Olivia Nunez; grandson, Joseph Michael Dehart; parents, Kenneth and Laverne Walker; brother, Keith Walker and wife, Barbee; brother, Jeff Walker and wife, Denise; best friend, Kimberly Walker; best dog, Lucy Walker; and many friends.

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

Gloria Zane Smith

WEATHERFORD-Gloria Zane Smith passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the age of 81.
Graveside service: 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2020 in the Chapel at Memory Gardens Of The Valley Memorial Park, 5600 Mineral Wells Highway, Weatherford, Texas.
Visitation: Private for family only.
Gloria was born Friday, April 8, 1938 in Georgetown, Texas to the late Louis Ben and Mary Ann Schmidt.
Survivors: Daughter, Saundra Turner; granddaughter, Ally Turner; daughter, Teresa Baker; son, Terry Burris; grandsons, Scott Burris and Heath Burris; sister, Shirley Salsman; and many friends from College Park.

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

Scottie Ray “Scratch” Whitehead

AZLE-Scottie Ray “Scratch” Whitehead passed away Monday, February 17, 2020 at the age of 51.
Celebration of life: 2 p.m. Saturday, February 29, 2020 at New Hope Baptist Church, 782 New Hope Road, Boyd, Texas.
Memorials: There will be a box for cards and or donations at the service. Flowers will only be accepted between 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the church.
Scottie was born March 9, 1968 to the late John Clifton and Reba Joyce Whitehead in Decatur, Texas. He graduated from Decatur High School. He was a long time employee of Wise Ready-Mix Concrete in Bridgeport. He enjoyed camping, riding his UTV side by side on the trails, drag racing and loved the outdoors. He was a character who loved to cut up and would be the first to instigate pranks. Most of all, Scratch was a really good man with a huge heart. He will be deeply missed.
Survivors: Wife of 18 years, Diana Whitehead; son, Barry Whitehead and wife, Brittany; daughter, Brittany Arquette and husband, Alex; son, Christopher Harris and wife, Nancy Hernandez; daughter, Josie Bryant; granddaughters, Koraline Robinson, Daisie Waller, and Jordyn Whitehead; grandsons, Liam Arquette, Tucker Arquette, and Johnathan Whitehead; brother, Tim Whitehead and wife, Sheri Abel; sister, Cindy Whitehead; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.

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