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Tamara Elizabeth Hankins

ARLINGTON-Tamara Elizabeth Hankins passed away Friday, October 25, 2019 at the age of 55.
Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Monday, November 11, 2019 at Brookside Center, Hurst, Texas.
Tamara was born Tuesday, March 3, 1964 in Dallas, Texas to the late Raymond and Rose Stiever. Some of Tamara’s favorite past times was reading, riding motorcycles, but mostly spending time with her kids, grandkids and her cat.
Survivors: Husband, Tony Schutza; daughter, Lindsey Hankins Cox and husband, Jeff; son, Robert Hankins and spouse, Alicia Rajendran; granddaughters, Jamie Rae Shannon and Bella Hart; grandson, Collin Martinez; brother, Terry Stiever and wife, Rebecca; sister, Michele Strong; and many friends.

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Larry Joseph “L.J.” McDonald

AZLE-Larry Joseph “L.J.” McDonald passed away peacefully Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the age of 76.
Graveside service: 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2019 at Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Family Funeral Home.
Larry was born Saturday, October 31, 1942 in Dimmitt, Texas to the late Chester and Ruby McDonald.
L.J. was a longtime overland truck driver known as “The Tasmanian Devil” which was his C.B. handle. He was an auto mechanic and worked on hot rods. He loved bow hunting which he learned and developed his skills at a very early age. L.J. will always be remembered for his loyalty as a fan of The Dallas Cowboys.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Ruby McDonald; brother, Herbert McDonald; and grandson, Brandon Barker.
Survivors: Children, Anita, Melissa, Byron and Kevin; grandchildren, Mikey, Quint, Lauren, Ashlyn, Hannah, Garrett, Raylee and Dillon; brothers, Phillip and Steve.

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

Johnny Brown

FORT WORTH-Johnny Brown passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019 at the age of 76.
Memorial service: 4 p.m. Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Johnny was born Wednesday, September 22, 1943 in Greenville, South Carolina. He proudly served his country by enlisting in the United States Air Force. He had his pilots license and loved to fly any chance he got. Johnny also loved to ride motorcycles and also had a very nice gun collection he was extremely proud of. He was known for his ability to repair many things but mostly he will be remembered for always being there to help his fellow man.
Survivors: Brother, Roger Dale Brown; and many friends.

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

Wanda Lucille (Little) Carlisle

FORT WORTH-Wanda Lucille (Little) Carlisle, 95, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 20, 2019.
Celebration of life: 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 28, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 27, 2019 at the funeral home.
Interment: Wanda will be laid to rest at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Johnsville Cemetery.
Wanda was born in Iredell, TX and had been a long-time resident of Fort Worth. In 1944, she married “the best-looking man” she’d ever seen and remained married until his passing in 2002. Her daughter, Jimmie Dee, was truly her best friend. She enjoyed a career in sales with Avon, loved “pretty things” and keeping a yard full of beautiful flowers, and preferred spending time with family (especially her granddaughters) over anything else. She was an active member of Pleasantview Baptist Church (formerly Trentman Ave.) until her health kept her from attending. She spent the last several years of her life at Lakewood Village Assisted Living, where she was still making new friends and enjoying visits from her great-grandchildren. Despite experiencing a tremendous amount of loss during her lifetime, she had a spirit that didn’t quit. Her family will always be grateful for her unconditional love and embodiment of strength.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Abe and Minnie Little; husband, James Carlisle; daughter, Jimmie Dee Jones; and six beloved brothers and sisters.
Survivors: son-in-law, Jimmy Jones; granddaughter, Jamie Jones (Rico Nunez); granddaughter, Jennifer Lance (Michael); great-granchildren, Haley, Korbyn, Kinslee, Ryleigh, and Kasen.

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

Darron Davis

FORT WORTH- Darron Davis passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the age of 80.
Memorial service: Private
Darron was a patriot who loved his country, fishing and working puzzles. He also loved going to Winstar to play poker. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and will be deeply missed.
Survivors: Wife of 42 years, Arlene Davis; daughters, Sharla Weathers, Dawn Martin, Shawn Davis, Marion Turner, Wynn Gray and Dana Utz; nine grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

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

Dani Bailey Reynolds

ARLINGTON-Dani Bailey Reynolds passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at her home in Arlington, Texas.
Memorial Service: 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Galbreath-Pickard Funeral Chapel, 913 N. Elm St. Weatherford.
Dani was born in Weatherford, Texas to the late Lewis Reagan and Gertrude Ford Bailey on Saturday, May 1, 1943. She graduated from Weatherford High School in 1961, and from The University of Texas at Austin in January, 1965. She was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority.
Dani married Robert W. Reynolds in 1966 in Houston, Texas. They had two children, Rodman Ford Reynolds of Everett, Washington, and Jay Lincoln Reynolds of Dallas. Other survivors include Rodman’s wife, Shannon, and children, Hendrix Mason and Pepper Mline.
In 1980, Dani, Bob and children moved to San Marino, California. Dani became active in the San Marino Guild in support of Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, and was a Founding Director of the Huntington Collection, a thrift shop, in support of the Huntington Senior Care Network.
Dani and Bob returned to Texas in 1995 where she was employed by American Airlines until her retirement in 2003.
An enthusiastic Patriot, Dani became a member of the Lucretia Council Cochran Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 2007.
Dani was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2010, and has been dealing with a gradual decline in her health since that time.
Survivors: Husband of 53 years, Robert Reynolds; son, Rodman Ford Reynolds and wife, Shannon; son, Jay Lincoln Reynolds; grandson, Hendrix Mason Reynolds; and granddaughter, Pepper Mline Reynolds.

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

Rodel Manilay

FORT WORTH-Rodel Manilay, 52, joined our creator on Monday, October 7,2019.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Sunday, October 20, 2019 at the All Nations Alliance Church in White Settlement, Texas, Pastors Percy Francia and William Baradi officiating. There will be a private service held at a later date in the Philippines.
Rodel was born Friday, March 3, 1967, the eldest son of Rodolfo and Carmelita Manilay. He was educated in Mariano Ponce High School in Baliwag, Bulacan, and went on to receive his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Mapua Institute of Technology. He was employed at the Tandy Village Assisted Living facility and was an active member of the All Nations Alliance Church.
Arrangements are being handled through the generosity of the Pastors and members of the All Nations Alliance Church and the management of the Tandy Village Assisted Living facility.
Survivors: Siblings, Carol, Emmanuel, Ruel, Ma. Luisa and Rowena; brother-in-law, Rey; sister-in-law, Cherry; nieces, Charca, KC, Cheska; and nephews, Ryan and Angelo.

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

Norman Miller

FORT WORTH-Norman Miller, a lifelong Fort Worth resident, passed away peacefully at home after a long illness on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 with his family at his bedside.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Brown Owen Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Norman was born Sunday, September 27, 1953 to the late Geofrey Ion and Pauline Annie Miller. He attended Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth. He attended college at Tarrant County College, and received his State Auctioneer license in 1979. With his brother Warren, they sold antiques and estates at auction. Drew, his only child, was born in 1983, while Mr. Miller worked as a carpenter. In 1978, he started shaping hats in Longview, Texas, and soon after started his career in shining boots and shoes. He shined throughout the historic Stockyards at Billy Bob’s Texas and at the Longhorn Saloon, plus outdoors at all the festivals. For over 30 years he shined boots at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, along with all the major Western events at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. He also took his portable shine throne to work and applied his boot shining abilities at numerous world and international horse shows in Fort Worth, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and in Mississippi.
Norman Miller never met a stranger. He carried on great conversations and shared pearls of wisdom with the movers and shakers at every location, and yet he was always a friend indeed, to those having troubles in their own lives. His customers left his shine booth with clean shoes and a refreshed soul. Mr. Miller’s hobbies included fishing, gardening, bicycle riding, and especially drawing. He drew some type of picture every day. Mr. Miller was adopted. His biological family came into his life in his early 40s.
Norman Miller is preceded in death by his father Geofrey Ion Miller and mother Pauline Annie Williams Miller; biological mother, Barbara Moreno; and a brother.
Survivors: He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Hearn Miller; son, Norman Andrew Miller; and his brother, Brock “Charlie” Miller; his biological father, Shorty Moreno; six sisters; one brother; brothers-in-law, Matt Hearn and Andrew Hearn; numerous nieces and nephews and our chosen sister, Blanche Waters and husband, David; and many friends.

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

Annette “Ann” J. Sandars

FORT WORTH-Annette “Ann” J. Sandars passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the age of 85.
Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Friday, October 18, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Parkinson Foundation or Susan B. Komen in Ann’s memory.
Ann was born Saturday, September 8, 1934 to the late George and Era Lee Johnson in Santa Anna, Texas. She retired from Lockheed Martin after 40 years of faithful service. She was a member of Lone Star Chapter of American Brilliant Cut Glass Association and past secretary.
Ann is preceded in death by her parents; George and Era Lee Johnson; brother, Douglas Johnson and his wife, Freda.
Survivors: Husband of 40 years, Harold “Bill” W. Sandars Jr.; daughter, Kathy Adams and husband, Terry; daughter, Pam Sandars; daughter, Kim Villani and husband, Carmen; granddaughter, Kelsey Adams; and many friends.

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

Ricardo “Richard” Guerra

FORT WORTH-Ricardo “Richard” Guerra passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at the age of 57.
Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., prior to service time, Saturday, October 19, 2019.
Ricardo was born Tuesday, July 3, 1962 to Alonzo and Lucia Barraza Guerra in Refugio, Texas. He loved fishing, cooking, drinking, shooting pool and going to Reds. He was a loving son, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be missed.
Ricardo is preceded in death by his father, Alonzo Guerra; and brother, Rene Guerra.
Survivors: Daughter, Mackenzie Guerra; son, Tristan Guerra; mother, Lucia Barraza Guerra; granddaughter, Briella Phillips Guerra; sister, Rachel Perez; sister, DeeDee Ordway; sister, Rosa Diaz; sister, Rebecca Gauna; brother, Rudy Guerra; and many friends.

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