Charline Duncan Keisel

Charline Duncan Keisel Sept. 10, 1936 – Jan. 10, 2019 Charline was born in Weatherford, TX. in September of 1936 to Thomas and Muriel Duncan. She grew up with three sisters and one brother in Fort Worth and was a graduate of Handley High School. A loving Mother of three, Grandmother of six and Great-Grandmother of eight . Family was her most cherished love of all. She devoted her life and soul to her family and we are all better for having had her as such an important part of our lives. Charline spent 40 years working for Six Flags over Texas and had more friends than one could ever hope to have in their life, her friends were second only to her family and children. She was a kind and giving friend to all who were lucky enough to have known her, there was nothing she would not do to help out or make life better in any way she could. We are all blessed to have known her and our lives were enriched through her love, kindness and the generosity she was always willing to share.  

Carolyn Ann Gresham

Carolyn Ann Gresham, 86, passed away peacefully on December 23, 2018, in Houston, TX. She was born April 9, 1932 in Brownwood, TX. Carolyn lived the last 25 years of her life on her ranch in Washington, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, D.V. “Sonny” Gresham, her son, Cliff Gresham, and parents E.G. and Mary Jo Carter, brother Gary Carter, and sister, Sherry Myatt. She is survived by her son, David Gresham and wife, Betty Ann of Hempstead, TX, daughter, Donna Miller and husband, Roy Eshelman of Houston, TX. Grandchildren, Danny Castro and wife, Cricket of Bacliff, TX, and Candice Adams and husband, Brandon of Hempstead, TX. Great grandchildren, Mallory and Megan Adams, and Miguel Munoz. She is also survived by her brother, Billy Carter of Ft. Worth, TX and sister, Linda Johnson of Burleson, TX, along with many nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to attend Carolyn’s memorial service, January, 12, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Alpine Funeral Home, 2300 Sylvania Ave., Ft. Worth, TX.

Lloyd Nolan Sanders

LLOYD NOLAN SANDERS Lloyd Nolan Sanders, 66, passed away December 11th, 2018. He was called Home after a long fight with terminal cancer. Born to Earl J. and M. Alyene Sanders, he was the youngest of three children. His family was very important to him. He wanted to see everyone happy and safe and loved. Lloyd was a project manager and estimator in the drywall industry. Lloyd loved his work immensely, and found a second family with many of his co-workers. \”Wild Man\” leaves behind many, many friends. He was the life of the party and everyone knew when he entered the room. His booming voice was more than enough to bring a smile to your face. He was crazy and loving and very generous. He loved being able to help and give to others; it brought joy to him to see others feel thankful and blessed. He had a big heart. He was larger than life. He was invincible and it is hard to believe he has left us. He shined so brightly with us here, and though the light has been dimmed for us, he continues to shine bright in Heaven. Watching over us, he wouldn\’t want grief and heart-break, but instead to look forward to seeing him again. He held a living memorial before he got too sick, in place of services. He wanted to celebrate his life. He wanted us to all be happy remembering him, rather than crying over losing him. So, until we meet him in Heaven, he would want us to raise a glass to him and pieces of himself that he shared with us all.   Survived By: Daughter – Sealy Teague, and husband Nathan. Former-wife – Betty Sanders; Step-Son – Terry Gray, and wife Angie. Brother – Earl Sanders. Sister – Peggy Hairston. Grandchildren – Madelyn and Mason Gray, and Marshall and Nolan Teague. Niece – Sherry King, and husband Danny. Nephew – Josh Sanders, and wife Natasha.

Robert Ramos Mendoza

Robert Ramos Mendoza Fort Worth Robert Ramos Mendoza, age 67, passed away December 22, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. Robert was preceded in death by his parents Eugene Mendoza and Julia Ramos; sister Connie Hernandez and son Robert Mendoza Jr. Survivors: Wife, Frances Dwiggins Mendoza; Brothers, Gene Mendoza, Roy Mendoza and Michael Mendoza; Children, Ann Marie Pena, Robert Eugene Lucio, Melinda Cornelius; Stepchildren, Lequetta Davis, Tanya Hileman, Asa Bursby, Billie Pugh: He also had multiple grandchildren and great grandchildren. Memorial will be held at a later date.

Roland Morton Jones

Roland Morton Jones passed away peacefully in Fort Worth, Texas on December 7th, 2018 due to complications resulting from Myelodysplastic Syndrome—a type of blood cancer. He was 66. Mr. Jones was born on February 16, 1952 at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio to his parents, Col. William H. Jones and Lillie Rostosky Jones. The family moved to Fort Worth, and then to Columbus, MS before ending up in Bayonne, NJ, where Roland completed his senior year of high school. Upon graduation, Roland went on to study at Ole Miss University before transferring to Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, which is where his family had moved after his father’s retiring from the military. He then began a lifelong career in the menswear industry, retiring only recently due to illness. He married Jeanne Braziel Jones in 1982, and was a loving husband. He became a father in 1992 to Allison Jones, who was his little princess from the day she was born. The Jones family resided in Arlington from the time of their marriage until his passing. Roland was also an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers—a love that he shared with family and friends throughout his life. Most importantly, Roland loved the Lord. His strong faith carried him gracefully to the end of his life. He left this world with a heart of gratitude, and he entered the next with joy and anticipation. Mr. Jones is survived by his wife Jeanne, his daughter Allison Barrett and son-in-law Michael, as well as his brother Randy Jones. He is also survived by his nephews Jason Jones, Randy Jones Jr., and niece Savannah Jones, along with many dear cousins. A memorial service will take place on December 17th at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Arlington.

Gerald Alan Worthington

Gerald Alan Worthington, 63, from Cartwright, Oklahoma, passed away peacefully on November 18, 2018, in Plano, Texas. Gerald was born on October 31, 1955 to Fred Worthington Jr & Dorothy Walson. Gerald was preceded in death by both his parents, his wife Janet Worthington, and his brother Michael Bowser. Gerald was a compassionate man who loved playing tricks on his family and friends. From an early age he enjoyed being the family prankster which continued well into his later years. Gerald worked a majority of his life at a peanut shop in Oklahoma where he learned how to make all kinds of delicious treats for his family and friends to enjoy. Gerald is survived by his daughters Monica Winbish & husband Chung of Calera, Oklahoma and Chrystal Mendoza & husband Sam of Fort Worth, Texas. His four grandchildren Erik, Lukas, Alyssa & Leia. His brother’s Bobby Worthington of Boston, Massachusetts; Fred Worthington III of Tucsan, Arizona; Jason McKenzie of Rockwall, Texas. Sister’s Connie Bartalomy of Cartwright, Oklahoma; Kathy Lovelace of Cartwright, Oklahoma; Sheila Carpenter of Denton, Texas; and numerous cousins, neices, nephews, other relatives and friends. In honor of Gerald’s wishes, the family will have a private release of ashes on December 29th in Denison, Texas at an undisclosed location.  

Leslie Monroe Danford

Leslie Monroe Danford, of Fort Worth, passed away at his home on Tuesday November 27, 2018. He was born in Fort Worth Texas, September 9, 1959 and lived here most of his life. He was preceded in death by Thomas Porter and Joe Pottet, sister Phyllis Sims and niece Shawna Ferris. He is survived by mother, Naoma Porter, father, Douglas Danford, two children, 4 grand children, 10 siblings and numerous nieces and nephews and many old friends. There will be a family visitation on Sunday December 2, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Alpine Funeral Home in Fort Worth. A Graveside Service will be on Monday December 3, 2018 At 10:00 A.M. at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth  

Tanda Rae Whittington

Tanda Rae Whittington departed this life and entered eternity on November 20. Tanda was born August 26, 1946 in Fort Worth and lived in the area for most of her 72 years. She was preceded in death by her mother Margie Sue Whittington and her father Robert W ‘Bob’ Whittington, and is survived by her brother Buddy Whittington, his spouse Cathy and their children Robert and Chelsea Whittington. Tanda was a 1964 graduate of Richland High School and attended Tarrant County College and The University Of Texas at Arlington, and was an 18 year employee of General Dynamics, Lockheed and Elbit. Memorial Service will be held at Alpine Funeral Home, 2300 North Sylvania Ave. Fort Worth TX 76111 on Saturday, December 1 at 2pm. The family would like to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to all that have cared for Tanda during her illness over the years.

Larry Duane West

Larry Duane West ,63 of Justin ,Texas succumbed to lung cancer at his home surrounded by his family on November 7 . Larry was born in Phoenix Arizona and lived there with his family and friends until he moved to Texas 15 years ago to be close to his daughters and grandchildren. Larry is survived by his wife Dee of five years, daughters Tara West Campbell and husband Butch, Liz West, Stephanie West, Kari West, his loving grandchildren Haley, Dillon, Serenity, Kevin, Shaylee, Kasey, Conner, Caleb, Beau, and Gavin. His nephews Tim, BW, Michael, Lonnie, Brad, many extended family members including Rick and Elaine Door, Bruce Baker, Robin Merkevicius, and his Walmart family. Larry was a loving, patient, and kind father, husband, pops, and friend to all. Larry loved watching his crime and cooking shows and spending time with his family. He enjoyed watching golf and cooking out with his son Butch (his Boo) on weekends and just having family time with lots of laughter. He was preceded in death by his parents Leon and Betty West, twin brother Barry, sisters Joann and Marjorie, brother Stanley and Michael, and his best friend of 63 years Brian Baker. His funeral will be held at Alpine Funeral Home, 2300 N. Sylvania Ave. Fort Worth Texas, 76111 on Sunday, November 18 at 2 PM.

Richard Lamar “Grits” Stephens Jr.

EULESS, TX – Richard Lamar “Grits” Stephens Jr., retired Master Sergeant of the United States Air Force, left this Earth to fly high with our Lord October 24, 2018 after a courageous health battle.   Grits was born on January 6, 1957 to Richard “Lamar” Stephens Sr. and Joann Stephens, formerly Holcomb, in Marietta, GA. He was the first of five children.   He was a 1975 graduate of Mary Persons High School (Go Dawgs!). After high school, he pursued his dream to serve our country and travel the world by enlisting in the United States Air Force in March 1977.   After graduating basic training, his first assignment was to the 436th Organizational Maintenance Squadron at Dover Air Force Base (AFB) as a C-5 Flying Crew Chief. In April 1981, he was assigned to Altus AFB in Oklahoma to attend C-141 flight engineer school. After flight engineer school, he was assigned to the 15th Military Airlift Squadron in Norton AFB, California. While stationed in Norton, he met his wife, Mome, and they had their first baby, Nikki, in 1990. While at Norton, he flew missions in support of the President, Thunderbirds, International Nuclear Force, and the National Science Foundation in Antarctica. He has flown missions in support of the Granada and Panama conflicts, along with Operation Desert Storm.   From 1992 to 1994, he was assigned to Detachment 1 89th Military Airlift Wing at Hickam AFB, Hawaii, where he welcomed his “pineapple surprise,” his boy, Ricky (RLS III). In Hickam, he was a Flight Engineer with the aircrew responsible for transporting the United States Indo-Pacific Command and Pacific Air Force/CC. In 1994, he relocated his family to Edwards AFB in the California desert, where he was the first ever flight engineer assigned to the 412th Flight Test Squadron, Speckled Trout. Along with a multitude of test missions, he has flown the Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, United States Secretary of the Air Force, and the Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force.   His military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Aerial Achievement Medal, and Air Force Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leave Clusters).   After retiring from service in 1998, Grits relocated to Euless, TX where he worked as a ground school instructor specializing in the Boeing 777 at American Airlines until 2006.   Grits was preceded in death by his parents and treasured family pets.   He was very loved and will be missed dearly by his wife Romelia “Mome” Stephens of Euless, daughter Nikki Stephens of Dallas, and son Richard Lamar “Ricky” Stephens III of Euless; brother Hank Stephens and wife Susan, Jeff Stephens and wife Beth, sister Sandra “Bitsy” Stanford and husband Ray, all of Forsyth, GA and sister Melissa “Missy” Reynolds and husband RJ of Gray, GA. He was a beloved uncle to five nephews and two nieces. He was also loved and cherished by his extended family and friends around the country, mostly in …