Arlene Ramos

Arlene Ramos, 47, of Crowley, Texas, left this world peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on January 12, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. Arlene was born on March 17, 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland. Growing up in a military family, Arlene has called home to many places, including North Carolina, California, Puerto Rico, Louisiana, Kansas, Missouri, West Virginia and finally settling in north Texas. Everywhere Arlene has lived, she has never failed to leave her mark with love, laughter and an infectious smile which could light up any room. Now, all of Heaven can enjoy the laughter and smile we have always known. Arlene is survived by four beautiful children, Saddia, Sarec, Sarina and Samantha. She is also survived by her father, Reymundo Ramos Rivera, her mother, Wilma Ramos, sister, Vanesa Hardesty and two brothers, John and Edmundo Ramos. There will be a small memorial ceremony for family and friends on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Alpine Funeral Home located at 2300 N. Sylvania Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76111. Condolences may be sent the Ramos Family at 1208 Boxwood Drive, Crowley, TX 76036.  

Robert Bruce Cotham III

Robert Bruce Cotham III, 81, a mechanic, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018, at a local nursing home. Robert was born October 7, 1936, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was a retired mechanic with the American Red Cross in Fort Worth. He was preceded in death by: Wife, Suzanne G. Cotham; sons, James P. Miller and John M. Miller; and son-in-law, Steve Stephens. Survivors: Sons, Richard I. Miller and wife, Glenda of N.M., Rick D. Cotham and wife, Debbie of N.M., Robert B. Cotham IV and wife, Geri of N.V. and Phil A. Cotham and wife, Susan, of N.M.; daughters, Gloria N. McDonnell and husband, Gerald of Fl., Brigitte JA Pinder and husband, Andrew of N.Y., Linda A. Stephens of N.M. and Jackie R. Milligan and husband, Edward of TX; daughter-in-law, Renee Thomas of N.M.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

Jesse Robert “J.R.” Ketchum

Jesse Robert “J.R.” Ketchum, age 86, graduated to heaven on Friday, February 9, 2018. The youngest of 8 children, J.R. spent his childhood years on a farm in Rogers, Tx before moving to Everman in his teenage years. He made his mark at Everman High School by being the captain and star of the basketball team, as well as being the President of the senior class and Business Manager of the annual. His classmates also voted him Most Popular and Basketball King before his graduation in 1950. J.R. was a combat veteran of the Korean War where he earned several medals. He was very proud to have served his country to defend our freedoms. Mr. Ketchum’s success as a machinist for Gearheart Owen, S.I.E., and later, Owen Oil Tools can be directly attributed to his work ethic and his natural abilities with calculations and precision. His attention to detail was legendary and his reputation preceded him in the industry. J.R. finally retired from his craft in 2005 at the age of 73 to become the fulltime caretaker of his wife who had suffered a stroke. Mr. Ketchum spent his life giving his all to take care of his family. He was an incredible husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Patsy; Son, Scott Ketchum and wife, Carol; Son, Ross Ketchum and wife, Patty; and Daughter, Keli Terrell and Husband, Donny. He also leaves behind 10 grand children and 15 great-grandchildren who idolized and adored their “Peep”. The family will receive family and friends this Monday evening, February 12 th, 6:00 pm –8:00 pm at Alpine Funeral Home, 2300 N. Sylvania, Fort Worth. Graveside service Tuesday, February 13th 1:00 pm at Everman Cemetery, 834 E. Enon Ave., Everman

Nancy Carolyn Gentry ( Shutters)

Nancy was born in Sherwood, TN on May 15, 1950.  She was proceeded in death by husband Lewis Gentry, numerous brothers and sisters, her mother and father and her beloved grandson Jimmy Gentry.  Nancy is survived by four sons; John L Gentry, Wife Misty and their daughter Sandra.  Michael L Gentry; wife Sonji and their children Hayden, Morgan, Christopher Brown and his wife Jamie.  William Gentry and wife Janie, Richard Gentry, wife Lisa and their children Crystal, Lil Richard and Ashley.  Numerous Great Grandchildren which were so near and dear to her heart, Her brother Martin Shutters and wife Pat of TN, Many nieces and Nephews; Len Davis, Teresa Westbrook, Tammy Battenfield, Arthur Battenfield, Claudia Bell, Lee Bell and Lil Jake Shutters.  She was passionate about her church and her Pastor Johnny Dodd to which she had  known  since she was fifteen years old.  We All Love You Very Much.  May you Rest In Peace our Precious Angel until we meet again.

Kenneth Randall Bayles

Kenneth Randall Bayles, of DFW, Texas, passed away Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 at 9:20 AM surrounded by all four of his children and his brother Scott at the Community Hospice of James L. West of Fort Worth, Texas. Kenneth was born to Jessie and Leslie Bayles on January 27th, 1962 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Kenneth was a compassionate Christian that honored the lord and was a devoted servant. He lived with his family in Grapevine, Texas most of his adult life. Kenneth’s legacy lives on through his four children and their families, Tiffany and Robert Morgan of Keller, Texas, Delaine Calvert of Grapevine, Texas, Ryan and Jessie Bayles of Keller, Texas, and Lauren and Erick Ridley of Fort Worth, Texas. He is also survived by his brothers, (Leslie) Scott and Mary Bayles, of Biloxi, Mississippi and (Gregory) Todd Bayles of Corpus Christi, Texas. Kenny loved spending his time with his dad, brothers, son and nephews on the golf course. He had a great love for deep sea fishing and the beach. In addition to his children, Kenneth is also survived by his grandchildren, Zoe Morgan, Brayden Calvert, Liam Bayles and his nieces and nephews, Kyer Bayles, Jared Bayles, Cory Bayles, Tanner Bayles, Brynae Bayles, Jessika Bayles, Camden Bayles, Arianna Bayles, Julian Bayles and Jordan Bayles.   A special thank you to the wonderful staff of doctors and nurses of the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance for their exceptional care and support during this time.   Services to honor Kenneth will be held Friday, February 9th at 1:00 PM at the Church Angels Funeral Home, 6301 Granbury Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76133. This summer there will also be a celebration of his life in South Padre, Texas on the beach that he loved.  

Joseph Brown George

  Joseph Brown George November 4th, 1946 – February 2nd, 2018   Joe George, a business man and resident of Azle, TX died unexpectedly on February 2, 2018 at the age of 71. Joe is survived by his 4 sons, Joey George, Rick George, Mike George and Bobby George; their wives, Marcy George, Amy George, Danielle George and Natalie George; 8 grandchildren, Ally, Cole, Clay, Steve, Evan, Everhett, Nate and Leland; 5 siblings, adopted sister Lisa Hrzic, Jean Smootz, Roy George, Helen Zanetti, Jimmy George and Margie Peaster. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Robert and Bernice George; brother Jerry George. Joe was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana on November 4, 1946 to Robert and Bernice George. He graduated from Kubasaki High School in Okinawa and later studied at North Texas State University. On August 5th, 1967 he married Patricia McCauley, who he met as a church camp counselor at Camp Deer Run. From 1969 to 1979 they brought his 4 sons into the world. He loved them all dearly and always spoke about how proud he was of his sons and grandchildren. Joe was a devoted father, an Army veteran, an avid reader and master joke teller. He enjoyed working on classic cars and trading them for his next “toy”. He especially loved driving old Cadillacs while listening to classic country music. Joe was always a good salesman, but wanted folks to get a fair deal and feel good about the agreement. He was quick to help out those in need and would give you the plaid shirt off his back in a heartbeat. Joe had a deep faith in God and gave some of the best blessings anyone had ever heard. Growing up in a large military family taught him at an early age to appreciate what you had and that it’s the time spent with loved ones that really mattered. He will be deeply missed by friends, family and all who knew him. In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to go towards his medical expenses. Any additional proceeds will go towards a foundation set up in his name with the American Cancer Society.

Sue Curtis Lewis Salas

Sue Curtis Lewis Salas– Sue Salas, 67, was a Denton, Texas Native who peacefully passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018. Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Bonner Clyde Curtis “Blackie” and Margaret Beyette. She is survived by her children: Loundon Lewis of Sweeney, Texas; Heidi Lewis of Denton, Texas; Jesiah Salas of Miami, Florida; and Matt Salas of Los Angeles, California. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Hannah Speight, Sage and River Lewis, Billy Hinckley, and Brandie Wright. Sue was surrounded by family and friends at the time of her death and throughout her life. She was a free spirit who loved nature. She was talented; she not only created art but also played the guitar and piano. She also collected Native American artifacts (arrowheads) and tattoos. She adored her children and her grandchildren. She was loved by many and will be missed by all. ~Q A Celebration of Her Life will be held on Saturday, January 27 at 2:00pm-4:00pm at 2 Charlies 809 Sunset St. Denton, TX 76201.

Jc Porter

JC Porter Age 80 passed away Wednesday January 17, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was a godly, loving and caring man. He wanted everyone to know God and become a Christian. JC was born November 28, 1937 in his home in Azle TX to Bill Porter and Neville (Johnson) Porter. He is the youngest of 12 siblings. He served in the United States Air Force From 1957-1959. In 1964 he began his career as a Fort Worth Police Officer, where he later retired in 1990. Soon after retiring he went on to be a Tarrant County bailiff for 8 more years. He is survived by his daughters, Jeannie Tristan husband Mark, Leslie Shoemaker husband Jim and mother of his daughters Elizabeth Porter. Grandchildren Cody Tristan, Autumn Tristan, James Webb, Khristy Webb, Jennifer McDonald, Brandon Shoemaker, Joseph McDonald, and Summer Shoemaker. Siblings Newt Porter, Mary Ann Porter, and Irma Lee Gouyton. 19 Great grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild He is preceded in death by his father Bill Porter, mother Neville Porter and Daughter Barbara Webb. Visitation will be Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Alpine Funeral Home 2300 North Sylvania Fort Worth TX 76111 from 1-3pm. Funeral will be held Monday January 22, 2018 at Ash Creek Baptist Church 300 S Stewart St Azle TX 76020 at 11 am.

Travis Zane Adian

Travis Zane Adian beloved Father, Son, brother and uncle left us too soon on December 23, 2017. Travis was the hero of his children, light of his mother’s eye, strength of his father’s heart, his sister’s best friend in life, and an inspiration to his nieces. Travis graduated in 2009 from the White Settlement school district. Travis worked with his father in the family business. Travis was preceded in death by his sister Tricia Daun Adian; Grandparents Charles Maloy Adian, Betty Jean Adian, and Claudia Jean Kirby. Survivors: Travis was survived by daughter Emery Grace Adian- mother Erica Emmett, daughter Kynlee Kay Adian and son Carder Zane Adian- mother Charla Davis and her daughter Journey. Mother Barbara Kay Adian, Father Bobby Zane Adian, and sister Jessica Adian Orozco, Brother in Law Angel Orozco and nieces; Mckayla, Trinity, and Aaryona Orozco.His Uncle Charles Adian (Scooter) As well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Service is a Celebration of Life at First Baptist Church of White Settlement at 1:30pm Saturday December 30, 2017. Viewing will be at 12:30pm prior to the service. Those who knew Travis are encouraged to come celebrate his life and speak if moved to do so.

lois Kathrine Schmidt

Lois K. Schmidt Beloved Mother: Lois, 76 passed away quietly in her home with her family beside her from a long battle of cancer in Fort Worth, Texas on 12/12/2017. Lois was born on 08/17/1941 and was one of 11 children, she grew up in Bismarck North Dakota and graduated from St. Mary’s High School, then attended Mary College of Bismarck and was employed at the Employment Security Bureau, she raised 4 children with help from a large, loving family, she then obtained her real estate license and moved to Fort Worth, Texas, she retired from ATX Technologies and in 2005 received commendation and awarded Employee of the year, she was an avid pool player and received many trophies for winnings, she was a member of the American Legion for a number of years and served as secretary, vice president and President of the Women’s Auxiliary. Grateful to have shared their lives with and blessed to have her as a Mother are daughter, Kerri VerHoeven (Texas), son, Daniel VerHoeven (Nevada), daughter, Kelly Heilman (Texas), 2 grandchildren, Chet VerHoeven (North Dakota), Randi VerHoeven (Texas), 3 great grandchildren Korbin, Kylynn and Asher VerHoeven (North Dakota) 4 sisters, Irene Doerr (North Dakota), Sharon Whitten (California), Gloria Vigil, (California), Rita Karlin (Montana) and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. Proceeded in death are 2 children, Chet and Patrick VerHoeven, Mother and Father, John and Katherine Werner and many other brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents. Our Beloved Mother May you rest in peace until we meet again.