Kathryn Elaine Beaver

Kathryn Elaine Beaver, 70 Kathryn Elaine Beaver passed away peacefully on October 4th, 2019 after a lengthy illness. She was born March 4th, 1949 in East St. Louis, Missouri; the daughter of Walter A. Cope and Rosetta Jane Tharp. She married Earl Clinton Beaver on February 13th, 1971 in San Gabriel, California and had three loving sons. Kathryn, better known as Kitty, lived in Fort Worth, Texas for 12 years, arriving from the state of Illinois. She was an especially loved mother, sister, and friend to many. She had the heart of an adventurer and a strong spirit that made a lasting impression on those she met. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include two sons; Weldon Robert Beaver of Vancouver, Washington and Samuel F Beaver of Grandview, Texas; brother James Cope of Washington and sister Leslie Colon of Fort Worth, Texas; and four grandchildren Madelyn ElaineMarie Beaver and Nolan Atlas Beaver of Grandview, Texas and Elliott Weldon Beaver and Arabelle Marija Beaver of Vancouver, Washington. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, two sisters, and a son Daniel Clinton Beaver. Private services will be held and she will be memorialized at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas.

Robert Delano Hargis

Robert “Bob” Delano Hargis, 78, of Everman, went home to our Lord on September 28, 2019. He was born November 6, 1940 in Fort Worth to William and Beulah (Clark) Hargis. Bob liked to rebuild old cars and trucks, giving them a colorful paint job. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Bob worked in the printing industry for many years to support his family. He was a founding member of the National Association of Riding Clubs and Sheriffs Posses, established in 1970, where many of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren still ride today. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, William “Frank” Hargis, Horrace “Pete” Hargis, Jack Hargis, George “Harold” Hargis, John “Melvin” Hargis, William Cayce “W.C” Hargis, and Dick “Dickie” Hargis; grandson, Ryan Pennock; grandson-in-law, Tim Connor. Memorial: 3 PM on October 6, 2019 at Henderson Street Baptist Church in Cleburne, 919 E. Henderson Street, Cleburne, Texas 76031. Graveside: To be announced at a later date. Survivors: Sister, Carol Bernita (Hargis) Gordon; children, Kim Pennock and companion, Burt Hanvy, Karl Hargis, Kasey Homan and husband, Joe, Kelli Bryant and husband, Skip; grandchildren, Curtis Pennock and wife, Jenny, Jack Nichols and wife Ashley, Lacey Byrd and husband, Josh, Katie Connor, Cody Gray; great-grandchildren, Madee, Dylann, Tiffany, Reid, Syenna, Sophia, Presleigh, Carter, Logan, and Langston; numerous other nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends.

David Tamez

David Tamez Celebration of Life Service will be held October 5, 2019, 1:00pm, at First Baptist Watauga Church, at 6124 Plum Street, Watauga, TX 76148, for David Tamez, age 61, one of prominent business owners of Pet Haven, Watauga, TX, since 2007. He went to be with the Lord on September 9, 2019. He was known to his customers as the Big Dog, and this was the running joke with everyone who graced Pet Haven, one of his favorite sayings was: “This is not McDonald’s or Burger King, so you Don’t Get a Break Today or You Can’t Have It Your Way, because I am the Big Dog around here.” He was born on July 4, 1958, in Missouri Valley, Iowa. His parents were Mary and Juan Tamez, both deceased. David was the oldest of six children, Lori Jean Johnson, Lisa Maria Miranda and Husband Freddy, Xavier and wife Judy, Juan and wife Terry, and Jamie and wife Robbie. He leaves behind his loving wife Lori Tamez, which he married on June 19, 2004, in Keller, TX. They were married for 15 years, and his beloved pets Thor, Ariel, Rowdy, Sparkles, Crook, Dini, Tails, and Speedy Mittens. His daughter Christian Carmichael and husband Matt, his son Michael Tamez and wife Veronica, and his grandchildren Jacob, Sarah, Isaac, and Austin. He also leaves behind, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, customers and friends who all loved him and will miss him greatly. Before purchasing Pet Haven in 2007, David served in the US Air Force, he was in the 63150 Aircraft Refueling Wing, as an Aircraft Refueling Specialist. He received AF Good Conduct Medal and AF Longevity Service Award. He worked in security for over 20 years, where he was a branch manager and site supervisor. He also, was a licensed real estate agent, and he also, worked in the oil field & did highway construction, as well as working in the food industry. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Watauga, where he served in AWANA’s club and the Good News Club, spreading the word of Christ to young minds. He also, was a coach for Upward Basketball and Upward Flag Football, teaching great sportsmanship, ethics, and Christ to his young players. David was a real inspiration to everyone that he met and the young lives he helped mold. He was a caring Christian & no matter how bad he was feeling from his illness he was always upbeat, positive, and gave the glory to the Lord. He would uplift people with his positive attitude, caring ways, his funny nature, and he was always ready to listen to a person and to pray with them at any given time, but most importantly he never blamed God for his health problems and he always encouraged his staff, family, customers, and dear friends. Even though the Lord choose to take him home early, his life was a testament to God. He loved the Lord and his customers both human and …

Paul S. Smith

Paul S. Smith was born in Dallas, Tx on September 9, 1942 and passed away this Tuesday September 24, 2019 in Arlington, TX. The family will be having a service at Alpine Funeral Home in Ft. Worth followed by a reception at 3017 Honeysuckle on Saturday September 28, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents Bert and Grace Smith and son Ray Smith. He is survived by his loving wife Janice Smith, Sister Beverly Silk, 4 children Penny Cortner, Robert Miller, Heather Banks and Ashlynn Brooke and 10 grandchildren as well as 2 great grandchild. Paul graduated from North Dallas High School in 1960, he produced a record with his band in the 60’s, went on the become a Sears manager, he retired after many years, business owner in Hewitt, worked in a Casino in Biloxi MS, moved back to Ft. Worth and worked 10 years in the music department at Barnes and Noble. Paul was best known for his love of people, playing the piano and any other instrument he tried and well as his sense of humor.

Connie Bantau

Connie Bantau, born in Ypsilanti, MI. July 20th, 1949 passed away surrounded by her loving family on September 22nd, 2019. Connie never met a stranger in her life. Anyone who knew her knows that she was a person who loved deeply and cared sincerely for everyone in her life. She had a way of making you feel welcome from the moment you met her. You were at home when you were with her. You could always depend on Connie. If she made a commitment, you could rest assured that things would be taken care of. Connie was a wife, a mother, a sister, an aunt, a grandmother, a great-grandmother, and a best friend. She was a caring ear or a voice of sage advice depending on what you needed. She seemed to always know what to say to make you feel better. She had a love for the beautiful things in life and in nature. Her relationships with her people, however, were her most treasured assets. To know Connie was to love her. When Connie loved you, she left her mark on your soul, and you became a better person for having known her. There is a void that cannot be filled now that she is gone. To honor her, I ask that you follow the example that she set for us all. Love your people. Connect with them and let them feel how important they are to you. I’ll never forget her words when she talked about her own death. “When the Lord comes to get me, BYE YA’ll!” Farewell Connie. May we all live as your legacy of love. May we all strive to the be person you believed us all to be. May we honor your life with love and compassion for others as you taught us to. We grieve you for selfish reasons. We miss you and want more of you because it will never be enough. We cheer now though because we know that you are no longer in pain. You will never again know sadness. You loved God and we hope that you are talking his ear off at this very moment. You may now rest. A Memorial Service will be held at American Legion post 655, 2817 Carson St, Fort Worth Tx, 76117 To be held on Thursday September 26th, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. Connie Bantau July 20th, 1949 – September 22nd, 2019 “Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go” ~ Jamie Anderson Connie is survived by her husband Ron of 48 years. Brother – Bill (Lyn) Miller Daughter – Becky (Larry) Baker Son – Ronnie (Jill) Bantau Grandchildren – Justin (Mariah) Baker, Lauren Brown, Cody Baker, Aria Braun, Casey Bantau, Connor Bantau Great-Grandchildren – Noah, McKenzee, Ava, Aspen, …

Marty Lynn Jones

Marty Lynn Jones was born in Springfield, Missouri, on July 20, 1965, and passed away in Fort Worth, Texas, on September 19, 2019. A loving wife, mother, friend, and public servant, Marty never met a stranger. Naturally selfless, she was as quick to laugh as she was to take charge, attending to everyone else’s needs before her own. She cheered on marching bands, softball teams, and dance troupes, even if her child wasn’t participating. She loved shopping, taking weekend trips with her beloved Road Dawgs, and cooking and decorating for the holidays with her family. Marty was a highly respected figure in the Fort Worth Police Department for almost 22 years. As a neighborhood patrol officer in the East Division, she won the affection and admiration of the members of the communities she served. She received numerous commendations throughout her career, including Officer of the Year for her division in 2005. Not long after, she was promoted to detective, then hand-picked to represent Fort Worth as a charter member of a joint FBI-FWPD-IRS task force. Marty is survived by her husband Monty Jones; children Amanda Bourgeois, Ryan Trickett, and Aubrey Jones; parents Scott and Hyldia Williams; mother-in-law Jeanne Jones; brother and wife Greg and Bea Williams; sister and husband Kristal and Joe Milazzo; sister-in-law and husband Cindy and Thomas Bremer; nephews Steven, Christopher and wife Beth; plus several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Marty made a positive impact in the lives of countless individuals and her influence will continue to be felt for years to come. Services will be held Friday, September 27, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Wedgwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Wedgwood Baptist Church 5522 Whitman Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76133 In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation. (https://tnbcfoundation.org/)

Laura Ellen Jones

JONES, Laura Ellen (Davis) born January 25,1963 to George and Betty Davis she was formerly from San Antonio Texas and passed away unexpectedly at her home in Fort Worth on September 11, 2019. Laura graduated San Antonio Christian High School and later attended Central Texas College where she studied agriculture. After college she was employed at Old West Veterinary Clinic and later became a valued employee at Miller Veterinary Supply. Laura enjoyed being with her horses, deer hunting, being with friends at car shows and going to have lunch with the grandkids at their schools. Palsm 37,4 Take delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart Laura was preceded in death by her father George Edward Davis survived by her mother Betty Davis, Husband of 11 years LD Jones, sister, kids, grandkids, great grandkid, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. After cremation Laura’s memorial service will be held @ 1:00 Saturday September 28, 2019 Skyvue Funeral Home 7220 Rendon Bloodworth Rd Mansfield Tx 76063

Emily Kanesky

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Emily Kanesky went to heaven to join her daughter Shelly, her brother Allen and her granddaughter Devin. Emily was born on June 11, 1953 in Dayton, Kentucky and became a Texas girl at the age of two. She was the youngest of eight children. She was the most compassionate, honest and caring mother and wife. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Paul, her daughter Marla and her sister Shirley. She was a hardworking mother and worked as a dog trainer simply because she loved all people and animals. She will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her, a list of which would be too long to enter here.

Teresa Lee (Pitchford) Sweeten

On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, Teresa Lee (Pitchford) Sweeten went to heaven to join her Mom, Dad, sister, and friend, and to rock her beloved babies that she had missed for so long. Teresa was born on January 31, 1951 in Pauls Valley, OK. She was the youngest of Bob and Clara Lee’s three children, although she and her brother, Dean, were often mistaken for twins. Her family grew up in the oil field and moved from town to town too many times to count. Teresa was a go-getter to say the least. As a young adult she spent many hours at the ranch working livestock after performing her duties as the Tax Assessor Collector of Edwards County (Rocksprings, TX). She then moved on to form Hydrocarbon Mud Logging, LLC where she proved “she could do anything a man could do” (and do it well). Eventually she ended up back in her hometown of Hennessey, OK where she dove head-first into the oil business. Her compassionate heart saw the need where ever she might be and was evident in the multitude of friends that became family to her. Teresa was preceded in death by three of her infant children: Baby Girl Hilliard, Caleb Creed and Charles Tanner Sweeten, her father Bob, mother Clara Lee, sister Anita Jones, and long-time friend Steve Wilson. She is survived by her daughter Sandy (Hilliard) Meeks and spouse Dusty,her grandchildren Ryan Taylor, Macee Taylor, Casen Meeks, and Taylor Meeks, her brother Dean Pitchford and spouse Terry, brother-in-law C.G. Jones, nieces and nephews Brandy Jones, Michael Jones and spouse Dawn, Amy Humphrey and spouse David, Jared Pitchford and spouse Sofia, aunts Barbara Brock, Lena Pitchford, uncles Mannie Turner and spouse Kathleen, Billy Turner and spouse Shirley, and her beloved cousins and extended family and friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 28th at the pavillion located in the Hennessey Cemetery (Hennessey, OK) at 10:30 am with lunch to follow in the First Baptist Church of Hennessey Activity Center. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Hennessey.

Laird Grant McMurray Jr. (Larry)

Laird Grant McMurray Jr. (Larry), 80 years old, passed away peacefully holding his sons hand surrounded by family on September 5, 2019. Larry was born May 7, 1939 to Larid Grant McMurray Sr. and Violet May Kaywood in Fort Worth, Texas. He was a resident of the Fort Worth metroplex his entire life. He worked 40 years for Bell Helicopter Textron of Hurst, Texas where the last half he held a supervisory position. Larry was proceeded in death by his father and his mother and survived by daughter Kimberly O’Berg and husband Kelly, of Pendleton, OR; son Dennis “Kirk” McMurray and wife Sue, of Cascade Locks, OR; son Douglas Keen, of North Richland Hills, Texas; son Joshua McMurray and wife Katra, of Haslet, Tx; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Larry was an amazing man, full of life. A stern but loving father. From his crazy wild gambling days of youth to the last decade of retirement Larry was the caretaker of many. He always went above and beyond what was needed for those he loved. Larry loved fishing and working in the yard. He was quick witted and a savvy businessman. He touched many lives and is loved by numerous people. He will be greatly missed. Visitation to be held Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Alpine Funeral Home from 6pm-8pm 2300 N. Sylvania Ave. Fort Worth, Texas 76111 Graveside Service: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Greenwood Cemetery in the Hillcrest Gardens at 11am 3100 White Settlement Rd. Fort Worth, Texas 76107 Flowers to be sent to Alpine Funeral Home