Robert E. “Bobby” McGee

Bobby lost his battle with cancer on September 29, 2017 in the comfort of his home in Watauga where he and his Family resided for the past 27 years.  Bobby is survived by his loving wife Janice and his 2 children Tamera & Robert Jr. Bobby was  employed at Standard Meat Company in Saginaw, Texas.  Bobby was a joyful man who enjoyed life to it’s fullest, he was an Amazing husband and Father who will be dearly missed. Memorial service will Friday October 13, 2017 at 3:15 p.m. at  DFW National Cemetery,  2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211

Ralph Leon Nelon

Ralph Leon Nelon was born in Fort Worth, Texas on May 27, 1933 to Robert Earl Nelon and Louise Marie Caraway. He left his earthly home, surrounded by his family with love and peace, on October 8, 2017 in Burleson, Texas. Ralph joined the Navy just after high school in 1952. He served during the Korean War and was stationed in Okinawa Japan. He received honorable discharge from the Navy in 1956. Once out of the Navy, he worked at a dairy farm in Modesto, California for a short time. He moved home and met the love of his life, Janice Marie Axline. All it took was one look at her in her shorts and her big boobs and he knew she was the one. They married on December 6, 1957. Ralph and Janice had 4 children, Pamela, Teri, Candace, and Erik. He loved his family and worked every day to give them the life he didn’t have. Shortly after getting married he started working with Mr. Hinkley at the paint and body shop on Lancaster. After many years of working with Mr. Hinkley, he was able to buy the shop when Mr. Hinkley retired. Ralph was still at the paint and body shop until it closed in September. He loved his job and he loved going to work every day. He also enjoyed going to breakfast every day with his buddies. Ralph loved the Lord and was a great example of what it meant to walk with the Lord on a daily basis to everyone. He attended Grace Temple Church from 1957 until the time of his death. He served on the Board of Directors for many, many years. Pastor Harold Nichols was not only his pastor, but was also his friend. Once Pastor Nichols retired, he remained and served the church he loved. He was a member of the church choir where he sang bass. Ralph enjoyed raising horses, cattle and chickens. Some of his other favorite pastimes included fishing, gardening, watching sports, and spending time with his loved ones. He was loved deeply and will be missed greatly by all of us who had the honor of knowing Ralph Leon Nelon. Ralph is survived by: daughter – Pamela Nelon of Fort Worth, daughter – Teri Monk of Burleson and husband Dave, daughter – Candace Anderson of Burleson and husband Tad, and son – Erik Nelon of Fort Worth and wife Angela. His 8 grandchildren – Jessica Anderson of Burleson, Zachary Anderson and wife Cori of Burleson, Cameron Anderson and wife Ariel of Tyler, Briley Monk of San Antonio, Micah Monk of Burleson, Chandler Nelon and wife Brittany of Amarillo, Courtney Nelon of Fort Worth, and Mason Nelon of Fort Worth. He was also blessed to have 7 great grandchildren – Stetson, Presley, and Chaston Fincher of Burleson, Waylon and Memphis Anderson of Burleson, Benton Nelon of Amarillo, and Harper Hubbard of Fort Worth. Ralph is also survived by his brothers and sisters, many nieces and nephews, and …

Elaine Shanette Logan

Elaine moved from San Juan to Brooklyn NY with her aunt to attend high school. She graduated from Franklin K. Lane HS in NY in 1970. She turned Texan by way of Georgia. Her son, Eric, was continually by her side. Elaine held several positions with charitable Christian organizations such as Easter Seals, Cornerstone Asst. Network as well as holding a position as Continuing Ed Representative at UTA. Her primary occupation was as a paralegal with Thompson and Knight in Dallas, Gardere & Wynne, LLC and Hernandez Law Firm in Fort Worth.   She later used her legal knowledge to help neighbors gain legal citizenship. Elaine was quick witted (great retorts) and was always ready to step into emergency help situations, including becoming an excellent dog sitter for friends. This probably helped lead her to pick the runt from her neighbor’s Chihuahua litter. Her dog, Guapa, became her much loved constant companion. Her son, Eric, will continue as Guapa’s caretaker. In her final year of life, she was delighted by her surrogate granddaughter, Lola, and Lola’s nana, Angela Miraldi and her son Eric. Lola and Guapa entertained them all with their antics. Longtime family friend, Sheila Britt will always be remembered as a true sister whose family stepped in for Elaine in her youth and made her their own. Elaine loved studying her Bible and journaling her deep reflections and she continued to grow closer to her Lord and Savior. Her statement, “God is good”, was a frequent reminder to others. Survivors are Eric Rivera Logan, son, Fort Worth; Juanita Rivera Santos, sister, Puerto Rico; Sheila Britt, sister, Brooklyn, NY; Tony Grant, NJ; Kevin Grant, Wichita, as well as several nieces, nephews. She had close friends who dearly loved her and will greatly miss her.

Rita Partain Miller

Rita J. Miller – 61, daughter of the late Drexel and Rachel Partain, passed away Sunday September 24 th at Arlington Memorial Hospital. She leaves behind life partner Sandra Wells and her fur babies Stevie and Tada of Fort Worth Texas. Daughter, Nichole Parker of Fort Pierce, Florida. Son, Ben Partain of Paris, Tennessee. Two sisters, Janet Stovall of Warner Robins, Georgia, and Annel Partain of Paris, Tennessee. Five grandchildren, three nieces, and one nephew. She will be truly missed.

Joe Lee Morrow

Joe Lee Morrow, 52, passed from this life on Friday, September 8th, 2017 in Dallas after a long, courageous fight against Leukemia. He was born in Moline, IL on February 9th, 1965 and ventured to several places including Arizona, Illinois and Texas in his upbringing. His passion in life was excavation from his young teen years, and later went on to open his own business digging local and commercial pools. He was a loving father whose contagious joy and boisterous laughter will be terribly missed by everyone he knew. He was preceded in death by his father John and nephew Kelley. Joe is survived by his his mother Coral, sister Tammy, children Joe, Amanda, and Syra, and previous wife Melissa. Joe leaves behind his beloved friends Clark and Karolina, and his very close hard-working crew. A memorial service will be held Saturday September 23rd at 10am at New Life Family Church 601 E Airport Fwy, Euless, TX 76039. 

Charles Lee Harrison Jr

“When tomorrow starts without Me, don’t think we’re far apart For every time, you think of me I’m right here in your heart” A celebration of Chucks’ life will be held Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 2:00 P.M. at Alpine Funeral Home 2300 N. Sylvania Ave. Fort Worth, Texas  76111

Nancy Lou Pliska

­Nancy Lou Pliska passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the age of 93. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Alpine Funeral Home, Fort Worth, TX with committal service to follow at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in May, TX. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband James F. Pliska, Odessa, TX and her daughter Dr. Nancy Pliska Robinson, Lawrenceville, GA. Survivors include her daughters Mary Elizabeth Pliska (Joseph Kreeger, fiancé), Hickory, NC; Teresa Jane Michael, Katy, TX; son-in-law Mack Wheeler Michael, Katy, TX, son James R. Pliska, North Richland Hills, TX; daughter-in-law Donna G. Pliska, North Richland Hills, TX. Grandchildren include Michael John & Anderli Seree Bryan, Cleveland, OH; KC & Tiffany Paige Lawrence Jones, Savannah, TX; Liza Marie Robinson, Canton, GA; Bryan & Megan Rhea Fears, Dallas, TX, and Zachary James Michael, Houston, TX. Greatgrandchildren include James Hayden Bryan, Cleveland, OH; Elizabeth Page Bryan, Cleveland, OH; Maylin Loraine Bryan, Cleveland, OH; Aspyn Seree Jones, Savannah, TX; Kade Clisty Jones, Savannah, TX; Parker Austin Fears, Dallas, TX and Hunter Michael Fears, Dallas, TX. Nancy graduated from Texas Woman’s University (formerly Texas State College for Women) in 1946 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was a successful real estate agent in Odessa, TX where she lived for over 50 years. She was an active member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Odessa, TX. She led the Bible Study group at Lexington Place Nursing & Rehabilitation for many years. Nancy loved to sew, crochet and cook for her friends and family; she was a Girl Scout leader in Odessa, TX and served her community well.  

Kenneth (Ziggy) Eugene Sears Jr.

Kenneth (Ziggy) Eugene Sears Jr. was born August 17, 1953 and passed away peacefully on December 24, 2016 at home in Fort Worth, Texas.  He is survived by his loving wife Brenda Hard Sears, Stepdaughters Rachael Canada, Stepson Russell Walker, and 7 grandchildren.  Service will be held Friday, December 30th at 11:00 am at Riverside Baptist Church 3101 Race St. Fort Worth Tx.  Visitation will be Thursday, December 29th from 6 pm to 8 pm at Alpine Funeral Home, 2300 North Sylvania Ave. Fort Worth Tx. 76111.  He is preceded in death by his parents Kenneth E. Sears and Stella G. Sears and Brother Billy K. Sears and Stepson Bobby Clem.  He will be laid to rest at Greenwood Cemetery.  Zippy was a retired roofing superintendent at Jeff Eubank Roofing Company.  He was also a Deacon at Riverside Baptist Church.  He loved his family and friends and would do anything for them.

Betty Toomer

We are gathered here today in the memory of our mother, Betty Toomer, so that together we may share our joy in the gift that her life was to us. Betty was 87 when she passed away unexpectedly on December 3rd. It’s hard to say goodbye. We wish that we had more time, to see her smile and hear her laugh. She has left the legacy of her love and strength. The ways she touched our lives will remain in our hearts. One of the most important things in Betty’s life was her family. She came from a large family that was full of love and joy even through the struggles of the depression. She was the youngest of 9 children and was raised on a farm in Michigan, and later in California. Her mother was a resourceful woman that helped keep her family together and thriving through very difficult times. As a result, our own mother was a very independent, capable woman who handled every crisis (and they were plentiful) with a sense of calm and patience. She was the rock we all clung to when the going got rough. In 1957, Betty married the love of her life, Ron Toomer. They were blessed with 4 children: Greg, Carol, Gary and Chris. Their love for each other created a home full of love, laughter, and memorable times for everyone. She was a stay at home Mom who spent years driving kids to swim practice, Boy Scouts and music lessons. We had so many adventures it’s hard to choose which stands out the most. Vacations were definitely a highlight of our childhood. We either went to Southern California to see Grandma and her family, or we went to the mountains. We made many trips to amusement parks, national parks, and Donner Lake. Our mother had a great sense of humor and could laugh at just about anything. Sitting at dinner one night in the mountains, she looked out the window and said “It looks like there’s a camel in that tree.” My Dad said, “Betty, you’ve had too much wine!” We laughed about that all week. Another time, Carol fell through the chair at the dinner table and we all burst into laughter. My dad was worried that she had been injured and left the table saying, “Quit being so stupid.” Of course, we laughed until we cried. We still laugh about that incident. So many great memories and so much laughter! Our parents were also very crafty and great cooks. We spent many Christmases making ornaments, cookies and fudge.   Another one of her favorite things was bowling. She was in a league that bowled every Wednesday. The Wednesday before she passed, she bowled 140. She was amazing at 87, still going strong and doing her thing. Our mother instilled in all of us morals, values and a strong sense of family. She came from a large family where they always helped each other and she expected us to be …

Michael “Mike” Dean Ginder

Michael “Mike” Dean Ginder died on December 12th, 2016 in Fort Worth, TX. He was born July 10th, 1945 in Dallas, TX. His funeral will be at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery (2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75211) on December 27that 10:30am. Afterwards, family and friends are invited to Golden Corral at 2820 I-20 West, Grand Prairie, TX 75052 for a memorial where stories and memories may be shared. This will be a Dutch date event. Cost with drink is 11.99 per person. We will be in a private room. The room has been reserved under the name Belinda Ginder. After serving in the Navy, Mike lived most of his life in and around the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He held several jobs including Auto Mechanic, Carpenter, and Draftsman. In his retirement,he spent several years caring for his cats and playing online games with his son and grandchildren, through which he reconnected with them. Mike was preceded in death by his father, Gaudry Detrech JR. (GD), his mother, Vernelda Laverne Fields (Laverne), his brother-in-law, Jerry Dudley, and his beloved cat, Thomas. Mike is survived by his son, David and his wife, Belinda; daughter, Sarah and her husband, Rick Berry; grandchildren, Daniel and his wife Sharon, Anthony, RachelAnn Ginder, Gabrielle, and Brigid Berry; great grandchildren, Crystal, Lexi, and Triston; sisters, Paula Dudley, and Karen with her husband Jack Blackmon; his brother, Karl Ginder; Numerous other family members; And long-time best friend, Ricky Straub