Laura Ellen Jones

JONES, Laura Ellen (Davis) born January 25,1963 to George and Betty Davis she was formerly from San Antonio Texas and passed away unexpectedly at her home in Fort Worth on September 11, 2019. Laura graduated San Antonio Christian High School and later attended Central Texas College where she studied agriculture. After college she was employed at Old West Veterinary Clinic and later became a valued employee at Miller Veterinary Supply. Laura enjoyed being with her horses, deer hunting, being with friends at car shows and going to have lunch with the grandkids at their schools. Palsm 37,4 Take delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart Laura was preceded in death by her father George Edward Davis survived by her mother Betty Davis, Husband of 11 years LD Jones, sister, kids, grandkids, great grandkid, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. After cremation Laura’s memorial service will be held @ 1:00 Saturday September 28, 2019 Skyvue Funeral Home 7220 Rendon Bloodworth Rd Mansfield Tx 76063

Emily Kanesky

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Emily Kanesky went to heaven to join her daughter Shelly, her brother Allen and her granddaughter Devin. Emily was born on June 11, 1953 in Dayton, Kentucky and became a Texas girl at the age of two. She was the youngest of eight children. She was the most compassionate, honest and caring mother and wife. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Paul, her daughter Marla and her sister Shirley. She was a hardworking mother and worked as a dog trainer simply because she loved all people and animals. She will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her, a list of which would be too long to enter here.

Teresa Lee (Pitchford) Sweeten

On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, Teresa Lee (Pitchford) Sweeten went to heaven to join her Mom, Dad, sister, and friend, and to rock her beloved babies that she had missed for so long. Teresa was born on January 31, 1951 in Pauls Valley, OK. She was the youngest of Bob and Clara Lee’s three children, although she and her brother, Dean, were often mistaken for twins. Her family grew up in the oil field and moved from town to town too many times to count. Teresa was a go-getter to say the least. As a young adult she spent many hours at the ranch working livestock after performing her duties as the Tax Assessor Collector of Edwards County (Rocksprings, TX). She then moved on to form Hydrocarbon Mud Logging, LLC where she proved “she could do anything a man could do” (and do it well). Eventually she ended up back in her hometown of Hennessey, OK where she dove head-first into the oil business. Her compassionate heart saw the need where ever she might be and was evident in the multitude of friends that became family to her. Teresa was preceded in death by three of her infant children: Baby Girl Hilliard, Caleb Creed and Charles Tanner Sweeten, her father Bob, mother Clara Lee, sister Anita Jones, and long-time friend Steve Wilson. She is survived by her daughter Sandy (Hilliard) Meeks and spouse Dusty,her grandchildren Ryan Taylor, Macee Taylor, Casen Meeks, and Taylor Meeks, her brother Dean Pitchford and spouse Terry, brother-in-law C.G. Jones, nieces and nephews Brandy Jones, Michael Jones and spouse Dawn, Amy Humphrey and spouse David, Jared Pitchford and spouse Sofia, aunts Barbara Brock, Lena Pitchford, uncles Mannie Turner and spouse Kathleen, Billy Turner and spouse Shirley, and her beloved cousins and extended family and friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 28th at the pavillion located in the Hennessey Cemetery (Hennessey, OK) at 10:30 am with lunch to follow in the First Baptist Church of Hennessey Activity Center. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Hennessey.

Laird Grant McMurray Jr. (Larry)

Laird Grant McMurray Jr. (Larry), 80 years old, passed away peacefully holding his sons hand surrounded by family on September 5, 2019. Larry was born May 7, 1939 to Larid Grant McMurray Sr. and Violet May Kaywood in Fort Worth, Texas. He was a resident of the Fort Worth metroplex his entire life. He worked 40 years for Bell Helicopter Textron of Hurst, Texas where the last half he held a supervisory position. Larry was proceeded in death by his father and his mother and survived by daughter Kimberly O’Berg and husband Kelly, of Pendleton, OR; son Dennis “Kirk” McMurray and wife Sue, of Cascade Locks, OR; son Douglas Keen, of North Richland Hills, Texas; son Joshua McMurray and wife Katra, of Haslet, Tx; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Larry was an amazing man, full of life. A stern but loving father. From his crazy wild gambling days of youth to the last decade of retirement Larry was the caretaker of many. He always went above and beyond what was needed for those he loved. Larry loved fishing and working in the yard. He was quick witted and a savvy businessman. He touched many lives and is loved by numerous people. He will be greatly missed. Visitation to be held Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Alpine Funeral Home from 6pm-8pm 2300 N. Sylvania Ave. Fort Worth, Texas 76111 Graveside Service: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Greenwood Cemetery in the Hillcrest Gardens at 11am 3100 White Settlement Rd. Fort Worth, Texas 76107 Flowers to be sent to Alpine Funeral Home

William (Bill) Dean McCracken Jr.

William (Bill) Dean McCracken Jr. passed away at the age of 60 on the 3rd of September 2019. He was the husband of Penny Janine McCracken. They shared 30 years of marriage together. He was born in Horseheads, New York in 1959 and was the son of William Dean McCracken Sr. and Carolyn Spicer. Bill was last employed at Lockheed Martin for thirteen years. He enjoyed playing the piano, bass, and accordion. He also enjoyed being around his loved ones during vacations and holidays and often attended the Saginaw United Methodist Church. Bill will be most remembered for his twisted sense of humor, musical talents, creativity, ingenuity, love of Sci-Fi, and providing for his family. Bill is survived by his wife Penny McCracken. He is also survived by his children Aaron McCracken, Ian McCracken, Bethany Modisette, and Jason McCracken along with his granddaughters Isabella Modisette and Sophia McCracken. He will also be missed by his beloved dog Pixie. He is preceded in death by William Dean McCracken Sr., Carolyn Spicer and granddaughter Moriah Modisette. The funeral memorial will be held on the 10th of September 2019 at The Alpine Funeral Home (2300 N Sylvania Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76111) at 11:00AM.

Joe Edward Parker

Joe Edward Parker passed away Sunday August 25, 2019 at Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth at the age of 68 years six months and 20 days. He was born February 5, 1951 in Lindale TX to Delores Brown Parker and Johnnie Parker. He resided in Glen Rose for 44 years. He was married to the love of his life, Allene Kaluzniak April 9, 1971. Joe leaves behind his loving wife, Allene, two sons John J. Parker of Midland TX and Jared W. Parker, wife Sara Pendleton Parker and three beautiful granddaughters Nicole, Evelyn and Scarlet of Burleson TX. They shall miss their PopPop tremendously. He also leaves behind two sisters. Sue Barrett and husband Thomas of Glen Rose, and Nancy Sanders and husband Bill of Tolar TX. Two brothers Clay Parker and wife Brenda of Scurry TX, and Ben Parker and spouse Debbie of Glen Rose. He shall also be missed by his Uncle David Brown of Glen Rose and Aunt Odessa Christian of Louisiana, sisters in laws Patricia Cundiff and husband Jerry of Durant OK, Agnes Robinson and Josephine Johnson as well as brother in law Stanley Kaluzniak and spouse Cindy. His many nieces, nephews and cousins and his many friends share the sorrow of his loss. He was an active member of his church First Assembly of God at Glen Rose. Joe was a retired sheet metal mechanic. His memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday September 7, 2019 at First Assembly of God Glen Rose. His cremation will be performed by Alpine Funeral Home at Fort Worth TX.

Charlie Gene Collier

Charlie Collier of Colleyville, Texas passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 24th surrounded by his family. Charlie grew up in Arlington and studied Geology at the University of Texas at Arlington and earned a degree in Emergency Administration Management from the University of North Texas. He loved to cave, dive, travel and ride his Harley. Charlie also loved dogs. He and his wife, Kim, adopted several rescue dogs throughout the years, many with special needs. Charlie’s true passion was firefighting. He dedicated 25 years towards this passion where he was a member of the hazmat team for the Arlington Fire Department. Charlie brought energy and life to every gathering. Charlie is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Patsy Collier and brother, Neil Collier. He is survived by wife Kim, brother James (Butch) and his wife Sherry, brother Mike and his wife Edie, sister-in-law Elzan and nephews Mike Jr., Thomas, Curtis, Steven, Mickey, Cody and several great nieces and nephews. The family will be holding a private celebration of his life.

Harvey Edwund White

On Sunday, August 18, 2019 Harvey White, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 60. Harvey was born on June 8th, 1959 in Odessa, Texas to Harvey C. White and Doris White. He married Cathy on August 24, 1985 at Bible Baptist Church in Odessa, Texas. Harvey was a dedicated caterpillar mechanic worker, serving 13 years at Warren CAT, 21 years at General Machine, and 5 years at Viper Tech Services. Harvey was preceded in death by his father, Harvey C. White, his mother, Doris, and his nephew, John “John John” Hutcherson. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Cathy; his devoted son, Aaron; his stepdaughter, Tonia Moore; his brother and sisters, Afton White, Deloris Sanchez, and Pam Hutcherson; his nephews, Wade Long, and Dwight Sanchez; his nieces, Amber Long, Melanie Conant, Mallory Tozier, Dannielle Epure, Hailey Hatcher, Sophya Fuentez and Selena Gatica; his grandchildren Brittney Quinn, Katie Moore, and Mikaela Moore and his great granddaughter, Shaylee Stricklen and great grandson, Little Robert. Harvey loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed camping and being outdoors, and he had a soft spot for animals. He especially loved their two little Yorkie Poos, Jasmine and Peyton. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at Bible Baptist Church on 2801 Lola Drive at 2pm.

Jessica Marie Stephens

Jessica Marie Stephens passed away August 10, 2019 in Ft Worth, Texas after a long battle with cancer. Her Celebration of Life will be held at The Met Church in Ft Worth on Thursday, August 22nd at 2:00 p.m. Jessica was born February 28th, 1973. She graduated from Haltom High School where she was active in choir and drill team. She married her high school sweetheart, Jeff Stephens, on May 23rd, 1993 and made their home in Haltom City. Jessica studied nursing at Tarrant County Community College. She worked for 21 years as a Certified Nursing Assistant and Patient Care Technician in Fort Worth at Harris Hospital in the labor and delivery floor. Jessica loved being with her family and friends watching movies, traveling, solving crimes and mystery’s and singing and dancing to 80’s music. She was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Nascar. Jessica is survived by spouse Jeffrey Stephens, daughters Catrina and Cayley Stephens, sister Shonda Hetherington and fiancé Jeff Hermon, parents Terrie and Robert Randle, Grandparents, Donald Ray, and Maxine Prater, Father in-law and Mother in-law, Ralph and Nola Stephens and many nieces, nephews and friends. The family of Jessica Stephens wishes to extend their gratitude to Dr Young and staff at The Cancer Center, all the staff who helped take care of her at Harris Hospital and the staff at James L West Community Hospice. In lieu of flowers we would love to see donations to one of the many breast cancer foundations who provide much needed support to others. Exactly how Jessica lived her life.

Garland Richard Watson

Garland Richard Watson, of Fort Worth, Texas passed away on August 7th 2019 peacefully at home with family members. Garland also known a Pops to his family was born to Clarence Watson and Elva Yates Watson on Nov 21st 1945 in Comanche Texas. Garland graduated from Jarvis High school in Diamond Hills in 1969. He went on to complete additional educations in Architecture, Plumbing, and Heating and Air. He married Carol Jean Burns the love of his life in 1969. He was devastated by her sudden death in 1993. Eventually he found love again and married Karen Talley in 1995, unfortunately ending in divorce. He never remarried again. Garland is survived by his brother Otis Watson, sons Nelson Watson, Justin Watson, Jason Watson, Bryce Watson, stepson Brandon Luedke, daughter Michelle Renae Jobson, and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Garland was predeceased by his parents Clarence and Elva Watson, wife Carol Jean Watson, and son Garen Watson whose death left him heartbroken. Garland was a man of faith spending years as an usher at Bethel Temple in Fort Worth. He was also a handyman extraordinaire able to fix seeming anything he tried to. He served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War and loved his country. Garland loved his family and always cherished visiting them and when they would visit his home. Garland was always ready to help his family with whatever was need from a broken air conditioner to simple advice. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by many. We find comfort in his reunion with Carol and Garen in heaven. There will be a viewing at Alpine Funeral Chapel Sunday, Aug 11 2019, from 3-5PM follow by a graveside service on Monday, Aug 12 2019 at 10:30AM at Mount Olivet Cemetery both on Sylvania Ave in Fort Worth.