Melinda Kay Cole

Melinda Kay Hunter Cole, age 56, died on November 4, 2017 at Northpointe Nursing Center and Rehabilitation in Watauga, Texas. She was the fourth of 5 children and the youngest of three daughters. In her youth, Melinda excelled at sports and performed well in school. She loved music, dancing, camping, fishing and being involved with the activities in which her two children participated. She knew how to take up for herself and defended her family and friends with fierceness and steadfast resolve. Melinda was the dedicated mother of two daughters and doting grandmother to her beloved grandson. She was dearly loved by all of her family as well as many friends and acquaintances. Those who knew Melinda well appreciated her directness and honesty as well as her witty sense of humor. She had the determination to get what she wanted in life and she would make the best of every situation, even after she was overcome with illness. She loved being around people andalways tried to see the good in everyone she met. Melinda was predeceased by both parents, Samuel and Martha Hunter as well as sister, Patty Hunter Dark. She is survived by two daughters, Brittany Lauren Cole and Kirsten Leigh Cole, Sister Anne Hunter Brown, Brothers James Paul Hunter and Charles Brian Hunter, grandson Max and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. A Celebration of her Life will be held at Branded Cross Cowboy Church 3318 FM 2048, Boyd, Texas 76023 at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday November 11th. Flowers can be delivered in care of Charlie Hunter at 1803 Clear Lake Rd., Weatherford, TX 76086 as the church office is not open for deliveries during weekdays. The family would like to thank the staff at Northpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their loving care, the staff of Alpine Funeral home for their kind support and assistance with final arrangements and the staff and congregation of Branded Cross Cowboy Church for their outpouring of love and support.  

Cornelia James

Cornelia “Corky” Taif James Corky, as she was so affectionately known, was born in Munich, Germany on February 9, 1958. She passed away in Fort Worth on October 28, 2017. She was the daughter of Lewis Kocher Jr. and Hilda Kocher. She was born to a father who was in the US Air Force and stationed in Germany where he met Hilda who was a German citizen. At the age of 6, Corky was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Taif of Fort Worth, Texas. In her twenties she met and married Scott James. To this union, two beautiful children were born, Leandra and Cody James. Corky and Scott shared a wonderful marriage for 26 years until Scott’s sudden passing in March, 2003. Corky was employed at the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center for 10 years. She was an Administrative Support Specialist with facilities management. Her job responsibilities consisted of budgeting and fiscal accounting. She took an early retirement in November, 2003. Most recently she worked with HortiCare as a Plant Care Technician. She worked in this capacity for 10 years. Corky’s passion was the plant health care Industry. She loved sharing her vast knowledge and demonstrating her abilities in the industry. She was known for being great with the customers. She became an avid historical researcher especially as it related to trees. She made valuable contributions relating to horticulture in Fort Worth. She helped designate 20 Fort Worth Heritage Trees and 4 Famous Trees of Texas. Corky assisted with data collection, historical research, and photography as a contribution to a book for the Centennial Celebration of Lake Worth, The Trees of Our Lake. She became very interested in in the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps and led a group of people in the documentation of the remaining structures that were built by the CCC in the Lake Worth area. She produced a pictured data document on her study. She also co-authored a book on the life of a CCC enrollee and the CCC program. In 2016 she was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and cirrhosis of the liver. In early 2017 her body began to show symptoms of her illness. She was a very strong willed and determined woman. She continued to work and go about daily life as best as she could despite her physical struggles and disabilities. Corky spent many years trying to locate her biological father; to no avail. She solicited the help of the military, but his dog tag was needed to assist in the search. For many years Corky attempted to locate her father’s dog tag in order to fulfill her wish of reuniting with him. She succeeded in finding the dog tag just a few days before her untimely passing. SURVIVORS – She leaves to cherish in her memory a daughter, Leandra Hendrix, and her husband Josh Hendrix, her son Cody James, and two grandchildren, Anthony Landrum and Emma James. She also leaves behind her supportive partner in life Wes Culwell, …

Melinda Jo Farris

We give our loved ones back to God. And just as he first gave them to us and did not lose them in the giving, so we have not lost them in returning them to him… for life is eternal, love is immortal death is only a horizon is nothing but the limit of our earthly sight. Melinda was preceded in death by her Father Edward Wayne Farris and her Mother Agnes Amanda Ham Farris. Living survivors Wife Gloria Williams Son Nicholas Williams Daughters Michelle Moren Brandy Moren and Maria Villegas. And countless family members and friends and other adopted children. In lieu of any gifts flowers are cards you would love to send please make all donations under the name Melinda Ferris to the Cancer Society.  

Darell Everett White

A proud Marine, Darell was well known and respected in hs community. He was blessed with 81 years filled with the love of his family. He was a loyal husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend, was a great listener, and had a contagious passion for life. True to his caring and compassionate nature, Darell always put the needs of others before his own. Although he was a private and quiet man, his sence of humor could catch you off guard and instantly fill a room with laughter. He was an avid reader, descriptive and engaging story teller and loved watching old westerns and cheering on his home football team, Dallas Cowboys. He had a true appreciation for the outdoors and loved fishing at the water’s edge. He was always an early riser, loved to watch the sunrise, and enjoyed spending time with his wife and family on outdoor adventures.   It was the simple things in life that brought him the greatest joy and that he never took for granted. Above all, Darell treasured his family. He was absolutely devoted to his wife Linda, with whom he shared 43 years of marriage and a bond of love so unique and so very rare. He respected, cherished, trusted and loved her unconditionally, He was a man of strong faith, believing in the power and strength of Jesus Christ’s love. He held tight to the promise of beauty and peace that he knew awaited him after his passing. Though we are heartbroken, those of us who loved Darell look forward to being reuited with hm at the waters edge of eternity.   Darell is survived by his wife Linda, his children Allen, Steve, Theresa and Cindy, their spouses Karen, DeeDee, Jim and Dave and their children and grandchildren, his brother Herbert and his niece Carla, her husband Joe and their children and grandchildren.   We will always remember his last days of laughter, singing songs, telling stories, fishy-lip kisses and the special winks that came from across the room. He fought a good fight and now he he is safe and secure in the arms of his Savior. Darell will be sorely missed.   I leave you with the hope of one of Darell’s favorite verses.   1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 NIV  

Marie Lysette Canizales

Marie Lysette Canizales was born in Fort Worth on October 22, 1989 to Elisa Zamora Sanchez and Sergio Canizales and passed away suddenly on October 29, 2017. Marie lived in the Fort Worth area and graduated from Everman C. Bean High School in 2008. Afterward, she went on to study psychology at Tarrant County College and eventually made a career in taking care of children. Marie was a wonderful mother to her son, Dylan, and loved her family dearly. While she possessed a sharp intelligence and a great sense of humor, it was equaled with her strong-willed determination to help create a brighter future for Dylan and herself. Her family will profoundly miss Marie, her laughter, and kind, sweet spirit. Marie is preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Jose Canizales. She is survived by son, Dylan; mother, Elisa Zamora Sanchez; stepfather, Elmo Sanchez; father, Sergio Canizales; brothers, Zacarias and Ruben Canizales; Dylan’s father, Antonio Williams; paternal grandmother, Julia Mendoza Canizales; maternal grandparents, Antonia and Zacarias Zamora; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A service celebrating Marie Lysette’s life will be held at First United Methodist Church in Burleson, Texas on Thursday, November 2, 2017 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017 for family and friends from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Alpine Funeral Home at 2300 N Sylvania Ave. Fort Worth, Texas. The Canizales, Sanchez and Zamora families extend heartfelt thanks to First United Methodist Church in Burleson, Texas and to those who have expressed condolences and donated gifts.  

Melissa Ann Evans

Melissa Ann Evans 63 White Settlement, Tx.  went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Oct. 30th  2017 Memorial Service is on Saturday Nov. 11th at 11am at Sanctuary of Praise 8341 Wyatt Dr. White settlement tx, 76108 Melissa was preceded in death by her Mother Mary Williams and Father James Hinson. SURVIVORS: Melissa is survived by her Husband  Johnnie Evans and daughter Heather and Son-in Law Carl, stepdaughter Katie Evans, Grandsons Carl II Zackery, Hayden, Jordan, Terry II and Granddaughter Chanacee,  Brother Michael Hinson and wife Esther, Nephew Michael and Niece Mindy.

Patricia Elaine Blackwell

Patricia Elaine (Taliaferro) Blackwell,age 74, passed away on Saturday,October 28, 2017 in Arlington, TX. She was born as the sixth child in a family of eight girls,to George and Grace(Graham) Taliaferro on January 13,1943, in Hartford,CT.She attended Hartford Public schools.She happily married Charles H. Blackwell,Jr. on January 20,1962.To this union were born Crystal Lynn and Charles H.Blackwell,III. She was a loving mother and grandmother,who also raised her granddaughter Kendra(Ebony) Blackwell. “Pat”, as we lovingly called her,was blessed with many skills and talents. She was a licensed hair dresser, who could also decorate and sew.She crocheted outfits for her daughter, and made vests and pants for her son.She loved children and worked for several years in the Hartford Public Schools as a paraprofessional. Pat was a member of the Eastern Star Daughters of Isis in Hartford, and was the director of their marching patrol from 1974-1978.She loved to travel, and fulfilled her dream to do so when she was hired by American Airlines,based in Dallas,TX, as a ticket reservationist in February,1977. As an employee of American Airlines,she earned many accolades and awards for outstanding customer service.She earned trips that enabled her to travel to many countries,including Ireland and Japan,and extensively throughout the United States.She was preceded in death by her parents,three sisters: Helen Coble, Joanne Hatten,and Maudie Walker, and her husband, Charles Blackwell, Jr. She is survived by her daughter,Crystal Lynn Blackwell,her son, Charles H.(Carrie) Blackwell III, her granddaughter, Kendra(Ebony) Blackwell;other grandchildren: Michael Blackwell,LaJerrison Sanders, Charles H. Blackwell IV, Charletta Blackwell,and four great grandchildren; four sisters,Delphine Green of East Hartford,CT.,Hazel Brooks of Ypsilanti, MI.,Linda Mickels of Peoria,AZ.,and Diana Jenkins of Canton,MI. And one sister-in-law, Charlene (Blackwell) Brown of Baltimore, MD. She will be missed by a host of relatives and special friends,and her best friend, Patsy Davis.Pat will be remembered for her fun-loving and out-going personality, and as a trusted and loyal friend. A memorial service will be held on Saturday,November 4, 2017,at 1:00 pm, at the Alpine Funeral Home,2300 N. Sylvania, Fort Worth,TX. 76111.Cards and condolences may be sent to 6312 Twin Maple CT.,Arlington,TX. 76018, in care of Crystal or Charles Blackwell.The family would like to extend our gratitude to the staff of Matlock Place,Arlington,TX.,and Heart to Heart Hospice Services for their care. Into your hand I commit my spirit.You have redeemed me,O Lord,the God of truth and faithfulness.   Psalm 31:5

Manuel Cardona Gonzalez

Manuel Cardona Gonzalez, 71, passed away on Friday October 20, 2017 in Fort Worth. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and camping. He loved spending time with family. His early years was spent working for the City of Fort Worth Water Dept. He was and forever will be loved and missed greatly. We wish that we had more time, to see him smile and joke around. The way he touched our lives will remain in our hearts. He is survived by his children Veronica, Manuel Jr., Lorenzo and his 4 grandchildren. His brothers Emilio, Juan, Jose and Daniel. He is also survived by with many nieces, nephews, and extended family. Visitation will be Monday, October 23, 2017 from 5 pm to 8 pm at Alpine Funeral Home, 2300 North Sylvania, Fort Worth, Texas 76111. He is preceded in death by his parents Gilberto and Bartola.  

Juanita L. Coffey

Jaunita L. “Annie” Coffey (72)-Burleson Jaunita passed away on October 19, 2017.  Jaunita was a very caring selfless person. She enjoyed decorating, traveling, and she did Home Health Care for ten years.  She enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  She will truly be missed by all. She was preceded in death by her twin sister Anita and husband Kenneth Richards and brother Johnny Reilly.  She was survived by her husband Ronnie Coffey, son Johnny and wife Yumiko Evans, brothers Mickey and wife Sandy Reilly, Jack Reilly, Larry and wife Linda Reilly, sister in law Darlene Reilly, Grandchildren Waylon, Isaac, Annie. Stepchildren Carrie and husband Troy Cooper, Shelly and husband Glenn Holly. Step grandchildren Michael and wife Julie Malcomb and daughter Savannah, Jeremy Rodriguez, Blake Holly.

Barbara June Russell

Barbara June Russell born January 10, 1963 passed away at her home in Fort Worth October 17, 2017 she was 54 years old. The visitation is Sunday October 22, 1-3 pm at Alpine Funeral Home in Ft Worth. There will be a graveside funeral Monday October 23rd at 4 pm at Bluebonnet Hills Cemetery in Colleyville. Barbie was born in Grapevine and grew up in Euless, TX. She was preceded in death by her son Joey Bowden, Parents L.A. Russell, and Mary Russell, Sisters; Lela Wright and Linda Colbert, Brothers Charles Faries and Ricky Russell. Barbie loved shopping, collecting antiques, watching the Cowboys, decorating the home and having fun with the girls. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and loved dressing up for the monthly meetings. All of her extra time was spent enjoying her grandkids. She was a great wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Survivors: Spouse Mike Frazier, Step Mother, Virginia Russell of Rockport,  Brothers,  Eddie Russell of Chico and Tommy Russell of Lipan; Sisters,  Patty Mouton of Theriot, La, Beth Hughes of N. Richland Hills, Son Cody Bowden of Fort Worth, Daughter McKenzie Young of Lemoore CA, as well as many grandkids and friends.