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Hallie Grace Walker Trotter (1909 – 2006)

Hallie Grace Walker Trotter, 96, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, in Fort Worth, following a short illness with pneumonia.
Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday in Rose Hill Cemetery.
She was born Sept. 3, 1909, in Seborn Community. She was one of two surviving daughters of Virginia Elizabeth Worley Walker and George Washington Walker.
Hallie moved to Fort Worth with her parents and 10 siblings in 1928, where she met her husband, Marion Elliott Trotter, who died April 23rd, 1966. Following her husband’s death, Hallie lived alone, by choice, until her final illness. The couple had three children, all of whom were born in Fort Worth: William J. Trotter, Joyce Marie Trotter Damerau and the late Marion Edwin Trotter.
Hallie was the typical “Rosie the Riveter” when she worked in 1941 at Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation of Fort Worth. There, she helped assemble the B-24 bombers for the United States during World War II. Among her favorite hobbies were sewing, and needlepoint. Sewing provided very special items for children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren. Her needlepoint will be cherished heirlooms for her family.
Hallie was a fine-looking woman who always made her family proud, especially when she walked down the aisle unassisted at the age of 93 at a granddaughter’s wedding.
In addition to her parents, husband and middle son, Marion, Hallie was also preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.
Survivors: in addition to her two surviving children, she is also survived by her baby sister, Ruby Pearl Walker Swenson; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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Ralph A. Whitaker

Ralph A. Whitaker, 65, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Friday in Brown, Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.

Ralph Whitaker was born Nov. 11, 1937, in Decatur, Ala. Ralph was a graduate of Mississippi State University with honors and co-founder of Derby Day for Sigma chi Fraternity. He was a avid golfer, sports enthusiast and voracious reader. He loved and was proudest of his family.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to his best friend, Elliot Prater, and his family.

Survivors: Mother, Mary Bert Whitaker of Tupelo, Miss.; sons and daughters-in-law, John R. and Karen Whitaker and grandson, Jack of Southlake and Christopher B. and Cara Whitaker of Austin; daughters, Michelle and Susan Whitaker Michigan; former wife, Kathryn Jones Whitaker of Fort Worth; sister, Marilyn Johns of Florida.; and many Jones family members, Patty and David Armstrong of Fort Worth, Daniel H. Jones and family of San Antonio, Mary Frances and Joe Pinion of Nashville, Tenn., and Charles F. Jones and family of Charleston, S.C., the family’s favorite vacation place.


Brown, Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home & Crematory
425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557