Jerry Dewayne Hatcher

A Celebration of Life Jerry Dewayne Hatcher Mr. Jerry Dewayne Hatcher, son of the late Hubert Bill Hatcher and Earline Younce Hatcher. Jerry was born December 19, 1955 in Waco, Texas. He attended the public schools of Waco ISD and was a graduate of Richfield High School in 1974. At an early age of ten he professed his faith in Jesus Christ and later in life fell in love with Christ and wanted everyone around him to know Jesus and have a relationship with Him. Jerry was a member of South Hills Baptist Church in Fort Worth and was active in several ministries, especially with children. He participated in Vacation Bible School and was active in the Children’s Church care. Jerry Hatcher was also an active member of Cancer Care of Tarrant County over the past five years. According to Jerry, his friends at Cancer Care were some of the most beautiful people he had ever met. Being healed of cancer in 2002, Jerry knew that his place in this world and his testimony was served best by sharing with people. His greatest impact was felt by those that were experiencing something that Jerry had been through, conquered and defeated! His testimony helped encourage so many people who were afflicted by cancer. Jerry had always given Jesus the glory for his healing and wanted others to know that power of God as well as medical care. However, the most important message that Jerry shared was that having a relationship with God through Jesus Christ brought peace, a true and lasting peace. Jerry Hatcher was one of the most generous people you would ever meet. If someone needed his time, he was available. If someone needed financial help, it was available. If someone needed a prayer, it was given. If someone needed Jesus, he was always prepared to share his witness. If someone needed to just talk, Jerry was there. Jerry was loved by many. His Christian life was sincere, beautiful and bold and his influence will forever remain in the lives of all who knew him. Jerry, 60, quietly departed this life on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Baylor All Saints Hospital “Vitas” in Fort Worth, Texas. He was preceded in death by his brothers: Gary Hatcher, Tommy Bailey, Sisters: Juanita Cook, Mary Ann Schoffler, Sandra Hill, special niece Nikki Cook and nephew Michael Adams. His life will forever be cherished in the lives of his family: Sisters Rene Martin of Hewitt TX, Donna Hatcher of Keller, TX, Brother Larry Hatcher and wife Rosemary Hatcher of Fort Worth, TX, Brother James Hatcher, Nephew (Son) Gerald Schoffler and wife Kristal Schoffler and their children Baylee Schoffler, Gavin Schoffler, Kinleigh Schoffler and Brantley Schoffler of Fort Worth, TX, his friend Pastor Bob Proffitt and wife Beth Proffitt of Fort Worth, TX. Tom Owen Pastor and Best Friend of Waco, TX, Best Friends of “Cancer Care” include: Victor Garcia, Claude Lawson, Lena Trotter, Mary Lehman, Julina Hodge, Karla Petrick, Dixie Paden, Debbie Hibscher, …

Robert James Ganoe

Bobby Ganoe, our beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend went to heaven for eternity. Born during the roaring twenties to Arthur and Pearl in Greenville, Tennessee. As a young man, he worked with his father in the Printing business. Later he joined the Army and then the Air Force. Stationed at Carswell in Fort Worth. He was self-employed. Bob created a unique style modeling and remodeling homes and businesses. Cooking was his forte. He loved planning meals for the entire Air Force base. Making chili with his “Almost a Ranch” cook off team and preparing family and holiday meals. He loved playing games, shooting pool, playing golf, darts, and horseshoes.   Scrabble was his favorite and he always liked a good game of cards or dominos. Preceded in death are his parents, daughter Judy, great granddaughter Laura Ann, sister Marti, brothers Bill, Tom, Steve, and John. He is survived by his daughters Susie and Perry, Carolyn and Sam, Grandchildren Bobby and Kristen, Camille and Matt, Nicki and Sam and Randall. Great granddaughter Vivian. Sister Mary and Joseph and Patty. Brother Ted and numerous nieces and nephews and many great friends. He will remain in our hearts forever and missed deeply.     *Burial Pending*

Melton Eudy

MELTON ” LEROY” EUDY Melton “Leroy” Eudy, 76, Passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 12:08 p.m. from a Massive Heart Attack. Leroy was born, March 9, 1940, in Paris, TX and was a life long resident of Fort Worth. He was retired. He is proceeded in death by 3 sisters and 4 brothers. He is survived by his wife, Ruby. Sons, Garry and wife, Beverly. Scooter and wife, Charlotte. Dud and longtime girlfriend, Shilah, and Bobby. Daughters, Neva and longtime boyfriend, Steve. Vella. Judy and husband, Donnie. Peggy and husband, Robert. He had 17 grandkids and numerous great-grand kids. And numerous nieces and nephews. Some of his hobbies were going to yard sales and setting up at a Flea Market. He will be loved and missed by each and everyone of his family members and by all of his 4-legged furry babies. He was loved by many and will be missed so very much.

Stanley Opposs Memorial

Stanley Opposs passed away peacefully on 6/10/2016 in Keller, Texas. He was born 1/9/1939, in London, to Fanny and Isadore Opposs. He met his wife Irene, of 50 years, in London.  Together they made a trip across the pond to to start a new life in Nevada, Iowa.  He spent his early years working apparel retail and vehicle sales. In 1987, at his wife’s side, he spent over 14 years operating an amazingly unique upscale women’s retail store in Ames, Iowa, Irene’s Boutique. Then finally retiring in Texas.  This Limey was well known for his love of MGBs and Jaguars. He would spend hours making sure his cars were in perfect condition.  He always found a way to bring humor to our lives and befriending everyone he met, every sales person and store manager;) He is now at peace and spending eternal life with Irene, the love of his life and the center of his universe. Leaving behind to honor his memory: his furry companions Paco and Tato, children Brigitte (Nick) Milhous and Tony Opposs, grandchildren Noah and Jordyn Milhous and Seth Trotter, Nephew Anthony Pellerin (Leigh Nixon)Sister Louise Opposs and Aunt Rita Kreft.

Douglas Lawrance

Douglas Holway Lawrance passed away on April 29th after a brief illness. He was the loving husband of Janet (Baillie), adored dad of Abbeth and Rhys, and loving and supportive step dad to Carly; dear brother of Chuck, Lynn and Mark (Jan) and uncle of Erin, Devin, Scott, Ken and Joe.  He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Sue and nephew Will.    Born in Indianapolis, IN on December 10, 1956 to William and Bonita Lawrance, he graduated from North Central HS in 1975 and earned his degree in Electronics Engineering from ITT Technical School.  He worked for IBM, Agilysys, Inc/ Tolt Solutions, and most recently Mainstreet, Inc. Although Doug’s title was typically Systems Engineer, in reality he was the “go-to guy” wherever he went.     Doug was incredibly witty, kind, loyal and giving. There was virtually nothing Doug couldn’t fix or do.  He enjoyed working, playing, collecting and/or tinkering with anything electronic, especially computers and amplifiers, bikes, cars, motorcycles, music, guns and guitars.   Services will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday, May 10 at Shannon Rose Hill Chapel & Cemetery, 7301 E. Lancaster, Fort Worth.   In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Doug’s memory to the “Will Lawrance Legacy Art Fund”, c/o The Advancement Center, 8550 Woodfield Crossing Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46240 or online www.AdvancementCenterwts.org, by clicking “Donate Now”, and selecting the “Will Lawrance Legacy Art Fund” in fund designation.

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Donley Robinson

Donley “Jeep” Robinson passed away on April 18, 2016 in Fort Worth, Tx.  Jeep is preceded in death by his loving parents; Mother Eunice Smith of Blue Mountain, MS and Father Lesley Robinson of Memphis, TN.  Also two siblings; Brothers Fredrick “Cotton” and Jimmy “Punkin”. He is survived by: His brother Pete Robinson, his children; Frank Robinson and Don Robinson and wife Teressa of Fort Worth, Stephen Robinson and wife of Midland, and Scott Robinson and wife Amy of Temple.  Also, survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grand kids, and great grand kids. Jeep was a life long owner/operator as a Truck Drive.  Jeep was one of the most genuine people you could ever meet, anyone that knew him knew he never met a stranger.  The two things he enjoyed most was spending time with his grandkids and entertaining friends in his spare time.  Jeep was loved by many and will be missed by all. Memorial services will be performed at Alpine Funeral Home, 2300 N. Sylvania Ave. Fort Worth, Tx. 76111 on April 22, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm.  Reception following from 5pm to 7pm.  Location TBD.

Tamara Serna

Tamara Lynn Serna, 55, went to be with the Lord on February 4, 2016.   Tamara was survived by her children: Son, Michael Paul Reed and Daughter, Theresa Tennerson.  Her Grandchildren: Cailie Madision Reed, Ashton Reed-Perez, and Kieran Avery Reed.  Also, her siblings; Sister, Renee Reed and Missy Ingle; and Brother, Bruce Reed.  Tamara was preceded in death by her Parents; Paul and Lena Reed and her other siblings: Duke Allen Reed, Paul Michael Reed, and Sandra Faye Reed.   Tamara was born on September 03, 1960 in Wichita, Kansas to Paul and Lena Reed.  Her Father Paul was active in the United State Air Force and the family moved all over the US for years.  Including, New Jersey, Michigan, Missouri, and ended in Texas in 1969.   Tamara went to school here in Texas and graduated from Northside High School in 1979.  She spent most of her time participating in the High School Band where she played the clarinet and she enjoyed it fully.  After graduation she devoted all her days to her children in the world of Motherhood.  Tamara had been blessed with 2 children whom she treasured and loved very much.  Son; Michael born in 1979 and Daughter; Theresa born in 1990.    Tamara was a longtime employee of Billy Bobs Texas in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards.  She certainly loved her job and of course the music as well.   Everyone that knew Tamara, knew her love for the Lord and her passion for writing and singing songs.  Besides loving her family and friends, her other interests involved her artistic side of painting and drawing.  Tamara had a heart of gold and was always willing to help anyone in need. Her giving nature not once went unnoticed.  She will missed greatly by many.   John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Mary Gervais

Mary Joan (MJ) Lacock Gervais   MJ passed away on January 20, 2016 with her husband, Dick, and two of their sons, as well as two very close friends at her side.  She had recently celebrated her 80th birthday.   MJ was born in Washington, PA/ (known as “Little Washington”) on December 29th 1935.  This was also the birthplace of both of her parents.  The family later moved to Akron, Ohio where MJ was raised.  She loved being in her high school band and was elected as the head majorette in her senior year.  She marched many time in the famous Rubber bowl in Akron.   In her junor year at Miami University (Ohio) she met her husband to be, Dick Gervais, a senior at Miami.  MJ was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and Dick a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity.  It was clearly a match for a lifetime, and they were married the following September (1956).  It was a short honeymoon since Dick was inducted into the Army just ten days later.  They were stationed at Fort Gordon in Augusta, GA.   Following military service Dick joined Procter and Gamble and later, General Foods Corp. Combined, this resulted in 16 moves, and they lived in nine different states.  MJ made these transfers easy on all the family by making good friends wherever they lived and being certain the boys stayed active.  Since each son was born in a different state (Scott in Georgia, Steve in Pennsylvania, and David in New Jersey.) any accent they may have is a blend of those flavors.  On retirement they moved back to Texas where two of their son’s had bailed out before Mom and Dad’s last move back to Connecticut.    The final move to Texas was the easiest since MJ had made many friends when they lived in Arlington seven years earlier.  She has been a long time member of the Suburban Woman’s Club in Arlington, as a secretary and later as the newsletter editor.  Those relationships and many new friends were the result of MJ’s ability to make friends easily.  Her smile preceded her wherever she went, and her gift of placing everyone else’s needs before her own made friendships easy and long lasting.    She loved playing canasta, bridge and bunko, and belonged to several groups who also enjoyed the games.  All furry creatures were welcomed into her life, and she closely bonded with the pets she and the family owned over the years.  Her new dog, Lexie, continues to watch through the window, waiting “Mom’s return.   MJ loved her job as a Mom and that same love carried over as a grandmother to three fantastic grandchildren.  She was ‘Gammy’ to two grandchildren and ‘Mimi’ to another (due to one young grandchild teaching the newest one how to say gammy—ended up as Mimi.)  MJ would spend time playing board games, going to movies, eating out, and clothes shopping with them.  Gammy’s special pancakes with chocolate chips, whipped …

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Velna Dyer

Velna Ruth "Cookie" Dyer of Paradise, TX will be 11am Saturday January 23, 2016 at Lamar Baptist Church in Arlington, TX. and 1 pm Friday January 29 at First Baptist Church Huntington TX Cookie went to be with her Lord in Ft Worth Texas on January 4, 2016 at the age of 70. She was born in Lufkin Texas to Ralph and Doris Hassett on November 28, 1945. Cookie is survived by her husband of 52 years George Lee Dyer of Paradise, TX, daughter Leean Bozeman and husband Chris of Huntington, TX, grandson Adam Lee Coxwell and wife Courtney of Huntington, TX, sister Bina Melancon and husband Leroy of Lufkin, TX, sister in law Betty Lawson and husband Jerold of Tucson, AZ, niece Belinda Southern, nephew Brian Melancon and families of Lufkin, nephew Nathan Lawson of Phoenix, AZ and Joy Lawson of Tucson AZ and numerous great nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister and loved by all who knew her. She was proud to be an American and loved supporting our soldiers. She was a Godly woman who loved the Lord and looked forward to the day when she would meet him face to face. During her last days, The Lord was right there with her, holding her hand each step of the way. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to https://soldiersangels.org/    

Christopher Bransom

How do you sum up a person like Blake in just a few sentences? You don't. Blake was love personified. He was joy, peace and harmony to others who were also in pain. He was a friend to all. He loved, appreciated and accepted everyone just the way they were with no judgement. He was a dreamer, always searching for deeper meaning in this life. He was always on a journey and he deeply believed that things always happened for a reason, never believing in coincidences and chance. Christopher (Blake) Bransom, age 26, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2015. He was born on November 5, 1989 in Arlington, Texas. He was a longtime resident of Mansfield, Texas, and recently lived in Crowley, Texas. He is survived by his Mother, Carrie Ann Morgan, Brothers, Chase “Morgan” Bransom and Cameron Jacobs, Grandmother, Judy Baker, Father Eric and Tonya Bransom, Sisters, Megan, Katlyn and Jordan Bransom, and aunts, uncles and other loving relatives. Blake attended Mansfield High School in 2008. Blake was always searching for beauty and found it in everything and everyone. On his journey, he effected everyone who crossed his path. He left an imprint on us all. He saw God in everything. When you saw a beautiful sunrise or sunset, there was Blake. He often referred to himself as a "star child" and would gaze at the stars in wonder, awe and love. Blake loved God. He knew Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.   Blake had a profound passion for music and was a very gifted, self-taught guitar player who expressed his feelings through his music, art and writing. Everything he felt, moved through his soul, and released through his hands, so he could share it with everyone to the best of his ability.   Blake was full of laughter and had a very mischievous side. Blake would want for you to show someone a random act of kindness, or just give to someone in need, maybe donate some of your time to a shelter and show those who may not remember, that love and kindness still exists.   So when you think of Blake and find yourself feeling sad, stop and look up at the stars, find the brightest one twinkling, and just remember Blake's smile.   A memorial service will be held at Grace Church, 880 W. County Road 714, Burleson, Texas, on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. gracechurchburleson.com