Gary Lee McCrory

                                                  Of Fort Worth Texas passed away peacefully on Wednesday November 29,2017. He was 71 Born on September 19,1946, Gary grew up in Fort Worth area. He was a great husband to his wife Lynn and father of 2 sons. He was an awesome baseball coach, and role model to many of the kids on his teams throughout the years. His favorite things to do when he had time was Catfishing which he loved. Gary was a retired cnc prototype machinest from Stratoflex where he was a mentor to many, and he made alot of lifelong friends. Survivors: his sons Jason 38 and Joshua 34, and his 6 grandkids Shailee 13,Chase 9,Braighton 7,Khaleb 7,Mason 2 ½,Easton 11 months old. Gary will be forever loved deeply missed and never forgotten.   Gary’s memorial service: 11:00 A.M. Monday, December 4, 2017   Alpine Funeral Home 2300 N. Sylvania Ave  Fort Worth, Texas, 76111       

Jaunita Villa Campbell

Jaunita V. Campbell passed away Sunday November 26th, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. CELEBRATION OF LIFE: 7pm Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at Roca Viva Church, 4017 Deen Rd, Fort Worth.  Jaunita was born in Marlin Tx on June 24,1963 to Ruth Martinez and Pablo Villa. She was proceeded in death by her father, Pablo Villa and her sisters Santos Ochoa and Pauline Garibay. SURVIVORS: Husband, James T. Barrientos, children, Nathan Paul Barrientos, James Patrick Barrientos and wife, Megan, Patricia Sosa and husband, Gaston; six grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Troy Dean Dunavin Jr

Troy Dean “Butch” Dunavin   Butch was born January 22, 1950 in Ft. Worth to Troy and Peggy Dunavin.  He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, brother Bobby and sister Patty.   He is survived by his son Troy and daughter in law Casi, his daughter Danielle, grandchildren Brendan, Logan, London, Ali, Justis, and Madden, his siblings Linda, Tandy and Kelly, many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.   Bob said “Butch was secretly the most intelligent man alive.  He kept to himself, questioned everything, and never hid his flaws”.  Uncle Steve said that that is no secret.  Well they are both correct.  If you knew Butch, you understand that perfectly.  Butch was a simple man who lived a complicated life.  He loved his family and friends with all he had.   Butch was VERY proud of his children and grandchildren and he felt like they were the good he did in this world.  Troy has said that Butch taught him to be positive and optimistic and a fighter.  Dani simply remembers the love.  Kelly remembers most that he was seriously funny; with a real, true intelligent humor.  Tandy thinks of Butch and says what a good guy he was and that he was the ultimate music aficionado.  Linda fondly remembers his dry but good humor.  His nieces and nephews remember him simply as the friend they could count on for great music and good advice.  Butch wasn’t perfect and he wouldn’t want us to sit here and pretend that he was but he was always trying to better himself.  He was always encouraging us to be positive and do better, he didn’t want anyone to make the mistakes he made, deal with the insecurities he had to overcome, or to listen to bad music.   Many years ago, Butch left the Metro Mess, as he called it, behind for Abilene.  That is where he found peace.  Ft. Phantom Hill, the State Park, Buffalo Gap, the flea markets and garage sales, and good Mexican food, these things brought him joy and he took great pride in sharing that with anyone who made the trip.  A phone conversation with him was far more enjoyable and more complex than a university philosophy class.  In 30 minutes, he could teach you more about music and life than you’d previously learned in your lifetime.  And he was funny while doing it.   Butch gave and gave of himself and didn’t ask for much in return.  At the end of his life, when he needed it most, all those who he’d shared himself with and loved so much returned the favor and gave of themselves in prayer.  Those prayers were answered and he slipped peacefully away to While My Guitar Gently Weeps by the Beatles.  Butch lives on in all of us who love him.  The jokes, stories and music will never end and we will always find him there.   Finally, and most importantly, Butch made it known that he had made …

Randall Eugene Cook

Randall “Cookie” E. Cook, 81, passed away Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. No Service. Gene was a loving husband and father. He was an Avid motorcycle rider who loved to camp and travel. Survivors: Wife, Joyce. Children, Randall Cook Jr. and wife Laura, Michael Cook, Chuck Beans and wife Robin, Cindy Beans and husband Lorne. Grandchildren, James, Alan, Krista, and Kayle. 4 Great Grandchildren. Several Nieces and Nephews.  

Ronald Ray Pratt Sr

Ronald Ray Pratt Sr., age 70, of Fort Worth, TX, completed his journey in this life on August 20, 2017 at his home with his wife by his side after a struggle with a brief illness.  Memorial services were at Mount Olivet Cemetery on September 5, 2017. Ronald (Ron) was born on February 2, 1947, the youngest of three children to W.T. and Pauline Pratt. He was a long time resident of North Richland Hills, where he grew up and went to school. He later became a business owner of Ace Television until he sold his business in 1998.  Ron was known for his honesty and fairness in all aspects of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Billy Pratt, and sister Deloras Leamon. He was a loving and devoted husband to his surviving wife of 46 years, Tommy Ann Pratt. Also surviving are his son Ronald Pratt Jr and wife Maria, daughter Amy Koehn and husband Garry. He also was a very proud and loving grandfather to five grandchildren, all surviving, Victoria Pratt (Tori), Ronald Ray Pratt III (Trey), Bricelyn Koehn, Taylor Ray Koehn and Tommy Ann Koehn. He will be dearly missed by family and friends.  

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.