Willis Stanley McGehee

Willis Stanley McGehee (Pastor Stan McGehee, Sr.)   Pastor Stan McGehee, Sr. was born on May 28, 1938, in Menard, Texas to L.C. and Gladys McGehee.  He is survived by his wife, Billie McGehee, son and daughter-in-law, Stan and Marisa McGehee, daughter and son-in-law, Rachel and Stuart Kellar, daughter-in-law, Mary McGehee, sister and brother-in-law, Teena and Harlos Guyton, sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Jerry Graham, grandchildren, Paula and Shawn Windham, Brian McGehee, Jordan and Jennifer McGehee, Robert McGehee, Morgan Kellar, Ashton and Saava Zingas, Holly Kellar, great-grandchildren, Josiah, Jeremiah, Jay, Collin, and Arthur.  He was preceded in death by granddaughter, Kaitlyn, grandson, Michael and son, Ted. While he started out his life doing many things, for the past 45 years he fulfilled his calling as Pastor of Living Word Community Church in Haltom City, Texas.  He retired to Pastor Emeritus in 2014. He passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 7, 2022.  He fought the good fight, finished the course, and kept the faith.  Having completed his earthly journey, he was welcomed into the presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He has now entered into the eternal rest, joining with the myriads of angels and the saints that have gone before, gathered around the throne, worshipping the Lord and crying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God almighty, who was and is and is to come!” He left behind a long legacy of many to whom he was a father in the faith. Though we will miss him dearly, we do not grieve as those who have no hope.  Let us rejoice with him as his journey through the wilderness of this world is complete. Service will be held, Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at Living Word Community Church, 3001 Bewley St., Haltom City, Texas, 76117.  Viewing is at 10:00 a.m. and service at 11:00 a.m.  Graveside will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Living Word Community Church Building Fund.

Charles Edward Champeau Jr.

Charles Edward Champeau Jr., age 37, passed away Saturday,  July 16, 2022. Charles was born January 24, 1985. Charles is survived by son, Jacob Champeau; daughter, Hannah Champeau; sisters, Elizabeth Rogers, Rosie Schwartz, Helen Champeau, Samantha Schrader; Brother, Donnie Champeau; Mother, Sue Morger; Step Sister, Michelle Morger; Sister-in-law, Samantha Champeau; Brother-in-laws, Adam Rogers, Bryan Schwarts. Charles had numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and his nieces and nephews that were all very special to him. Even through all of life’s struggles that he endured, his love for his family was infinite. Charles showed so much courage fighting to get back on top of his life.  He reached out and opened up to many family members recently, which are very proud of his continuous accomplishments and strength to move forward. Charles will be missed by many.

James Thomas Russell (Tommy)

  Tommy Russell born January 13, 1960. He passed away at home in Lipan, Tx on July 17, 2022 at the age of 62. The visitation will be Tuesday, July 26th from 6-8pm at Alpine Funeral Home in Ft. Worth, Tx. Tommy was born in Grapevine, Texas, and grew up in Euless.  He was a resident of Lipan, TX for the last 20 years.  Tommy was preceded in death by his parents L.A. Russell, Mary Russell and Virginia Russell; sisters Lela Wright, Linda Colbert, Barbie Russell, and brothers Charles Faries, Eddie Russell and Ricky Russell. Tommy is survived by his girlfriend of many years, June Belcher, sisters, Patty Mouton of Houma, La and Beth Hughes (Russell Short) of North Richland Hills, his children Tommy Ray Russell (Cathy Russell) of Fredericksburg, Logan Russell of Lipan, Martha Russell (Carlie Russell), Matti Wilkinson of Millsap, Tx and Puppy. Grandchildren Braeylee, Amelia, Deacon and Caroline.  Also, many nieces and nephews.   Tommy was a great father, brother and uncle. He will be missed by many.

Linda Joyce Hill

Linda (Lynn) Joyce Hill was granted her angel wings on July 16, 2022.  She was born September 25, 1954, in Slaton TX to Ray and Hazel Hill.  She was blessed with two sons with her significant other, Roy Dean Lynch.  She graduated from John Tyler High School from there she attended Tyler Junior College. Linda was full of life never a dull moment, she loved people and loved laughing. She was a member of her high school drill team. In her 20s the love of softball became her passion, whether it was playing with sisters and friends or a coed company team. Linda resided in Fort Worth TX where she worked in radiology for Medical Plaza Hospital. She left Medical Plaza after years of service and moved back to Tyler TX. There she found her other passion, for kids at The Youth and Family Enrichment Center for many years until moving back to Fort Worth TX. By then her favorite past times were playing bingo and taking short road trips with her sisters. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that she touched in so many ways throughout her life. She is proceeded in death by her parents, Ray and Hazel Hill, son Dalon Hill and significant other Roy Dean Lynch. She is survived by her son Demarcus Hill (Bridgette), Arlington, TX, brothers and sisters, Ray Charles Hill, Mesquite, TX, Dewayne Hill (Leta), San Antonio, TX, Cynthia Brown (Ronald), Trinidad, TX, Brenda Smith (Milton), Slaton, TX, Francis Hill Clarkston, GA, Jeanette Pettigrew, Michael Hill (Sheila), Sherry Hill, Roy Hill, Lamar Hill, Edward Hill all of Ft. Worth, TX and Sheila Thomas-Moss, Mesquite, TX, and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.   A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday July 23, 2022, at 1:00 pm.     Gone From Us   Gone from us is that smiling face, the cheerful pleasant ways, the heart that won so many friends, in bygone, happy days. A life made beautiful by kindly deeds, a helping hand for others needs. To a beautiful life, comes a happy end, she died as she lived, everyone’s friend.   By unknown  

Catherine Elizabeth Cervantez

Catherine Elizabeth Cervantez December 12, 1970 -July 3, 2022 Catherine Elizabeth Cervantez (51) gained her angel wings in the comfort of her own home surrounded by her loving family on July 3, 2022, after her courageous battle with cancer came to an end. Cathy, as she was known to her family and friends, was born on December 12, 1970, in San Antonio, Texas to Estevan “Steve” and Mary De Leon and resided in Fort Worth, Texas for most of her life. She attended Snow Heights Elementary, North Richland Middle School, Richland High School, and Tarrant County College. In 1993 she met the love of her life Jeffrey Cervantez, and they were married. Cathy was an amazing mother to three beautiful children known as the Triple J’s. (Jared, Jacoby, and Jordan), They were her pride and joy. Cathy worked at various retailers and had made Half of Half Name Brand Clothing her home for the past 15 years. She was often referred to as the “Heart” of the store by her customers. Cathy was loyal and kept a close-knit group of family and friends that she loved with all her heart. She was particularly close to her nieces and nephews and their children whom she often spent time with. She enjoyed reading, Hallmark movies, and spending time with her family. Cathy always made it a priority to visit and laugh with her sisters. While Cathy’s life might seem too short to some, those of us who were blessed to be touched by her, know that the imprint she left on our hearts exceeds the quantity of time that she lived. To say that she will be missed is an understatement. There will never be anyone like her. Cathy is survived by her parents Estevan “Steve” and Mary De Leon, her children Jared, Jacoby, Jordan Cervantez, her mother-in-law Jane Cervantez, her sisters and their partners Cynthia Amador and Pete Fernandez Quezada, Cassandra and Martin Kemp, Carolyn and Jesse Garza, Valerie and Mark Davila, Vanessa Cervantez, Viveca and Jose Martinez, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Cathy was preceded in death by her beloved husband Jefferey W. Cervantez, her father-in-law Salvador F. Cervantez, and grandparents Fred and Helen Perez, and Socorro and Esteban De Leon. Cathy’s wishes were to have a private intimate service with her immediate family only.

Larry David Laney

Larry David Laney, 70 years old, was born August 8th, 1950 and passed away Monday May 17, 2021 at Hollymead in Flower Mound Texas. Larry was survived by his loving wife Theresa Laney of 48 years in Haltom City, Texas. Born in Hico Texas Larry was the oldest son to Marland B. Laney and Anne Marie Laney.  Larry was a truck driver for over 25 years.   He was a member of Mid-Cities Baptist Church for many years and loved his church family. He was the choir leader for several years. He enjoyed spending time with his family fishing on the weekends, coaching his daughter’s softball teams and camping in Broken Bow in Oklahoma on vacations.  He was a very humble, patient gentleman. He enjoyed telling cute and funny jokes to bring happiness and joy to everyone he met. He never knew a stranger.  He loved Jesus and was not afraid to share his faith with others. He was a devoted loving husband that would do anything to make his wife Theresa happy. Larry was the best Daddy to his two daughters. Always teaching them even in their adulthood.   He was preceded in death by his Father Marland B. Laney, Mother Anne Marie Laney, Sister Brenda and Brother Ricky.   Larry was survived by his loving wife Theresa Laney, Daughter Amanda/ Husband, Jason Burnham of Saginaw Texas, Daughter Jennifer/ Husband, Victor Mejia of Arlington Texas. Granddaughter Pricilla Laney/ Husband, Matt Spearman of Fort Worth. Grandson Cody Burnham, Granddaughter Allison Burnham and Grandson Sebastian Mejia. One Great-Grandson Christian Spearman. Larry was loved by many for his kind heart and will truly be missed and remembered by many.   The Memorial will be held Monday May 24th at 1:30 at Mid-Cites Baptist Church. Located at 5314 Broadway Avenue, Haltom City Texas 76117.   “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” -Isaiah 41:10   “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

Jewelene “Jewel” (Atkinson) Bardin

Jewelene “Jewel” (Atkinson) Bardin March 31, 1943 – July 9, 2022   Jewel, aged 79, a retired retail associate lived in the Fort Worth, Texas area her entire life, and transitioned to her heavenly home with Jesus on Saturday, July 9, 2022. She will always be remembered as a loving, hardworking, and devoted child of God, daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt, “Nanny,” and friend. She was born in Fort Worth, Texas to Robert W. and Mattie (Altizer) Atkinson. She grew up with her ten brothers and sisters in the modest family home off Long Avenue on NW 23rd Street near Fort Worth’s north side. At age 16 she married the love of her life, Jerry Dean Bardin, on December 19, 1959. She made a life with him in Watauga, Texas raising their three precious girls, Sherry, Laurie, and Deanna while working various jobs in retail sales throughout her life. It is said she thought her grandchildren and great-grandchildren walked on water and nobody ever messed with any of her “kids.” Jewel grew up in the Church of Christ and loved Jesus from childhood her whole lifelong. She served as a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Watauga, Texas for many years singing in the choir, teaching children’s Sunday school classes and she was a great encouragement and caregiver to many in times of loss or need. Her later years were spent among the members of Harvest Baptist Church in Keller, Texas where she attended with her daughters, Laurie, and Deanna, along with her son-in-law, Jeff, and Laurie’s children from time to time. She, her sisters, and brothers had a deep and lasting family bond that has been both a comfort and a constant in her life right up to the days of hospice these last few weeks before she passed away. Jewel loved attending church, collecting cardinals and strawberries, sewing, crafting, and spending time celebrating her family. In her later years, she could be found most Saturdays spending time with her sisters, Clara and Sandra, brother-in-law Ted, and their brother, Sammy and sister-in-law, Laura. Her children, nieces, and nephews along with most of her siblings carry fond memories of spending every Christmas holiday together at Jewel’s home through the late 90s. Family favorites always served on the table in potluck style, and family members filling every room of the house while the men folk watched sports in the living room.     She took care of both her mother, and later her mother-in-law as they aged in life, and her mother-in-law, “Grandmommy,” lived with her and Jerry until she passed away in 2005. Jewel is survived by her beloved daughters: Sherry (Kevin) Gallagher, Laurie (Jeff) Brown, Deanna Riley of Fort Worth, Texas; Ten wonderful grandchildren: Jerrod L. (Tara Williamson) Bardin, of Fort Worth, Texas; Robert “Bobby” (Kyndra) Allison of North Richland Hills, Texas, Joseph “Joey’ Allison of Desoto, Texas; Robyn Allison of Delanson, New York; Tiffany (James) Burns, Waxahachie, Texas, and Sara (Benjamin) Wills, Atlanta, Georgia;  Bryan Riley, and Sean …

James L “Jimmy” Harris

James L “Jimmy” Harris, 73 passed away peacefully on July 1, 2022 after a tough battle with lung cancer. Jimmy lived life to the fullest.  He enjoyed racing, fishing, karaoke, and riding his “scooter”. He is survived by his sister Janis Stevenson, his sons Joey Harris and Blake Pierce, and his daughters Kimberly Pierce and Kendra Creighton.

Janet Lea Neal

    Janet Lea Neal, 58 years young, went to be with the Lord on June 24, 2022. Janet is survived by her loving husband Brad Neal, her son Jeremy, her daughter Michelle, stepson Gary, 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren and 3 sisters. She will be deeply missed by her entire family and many friends, who will remember her for her fun-loving, free-spirited nature. She will always be in our hearts.

Valerie Faith Cafferty

Valerie Faith Cafferty, age 60, passed away on June 23, 2022, in Saginaw, Texas.   Valerie was born in San Antonio, TX on January 20, 1962, and soon after adopted by William H. Cafferty and Helena Faye Cafferty   Preceded in death by her parents, she is survived by her cherished son, Michael William Devin Cafferty, Louisville, KY, her brother, Michael William Cafferty, Harrogate, TN and her stepmother, Jeanette G. Cafferty, Kerrville, TX.   Also left to mourn her loss is her longtime beau, David Bird, and her constant four-legged companion, Bowser along with uncles, aunts, cousins and numerous friends.   Growing up her passion was ballet and studied for many years. She was an avid football fan and enthusiastic gardener of herbs, vegetables and flowers.   Valerie was a graduate of Texas Christian University and dedicated employee of American Airlines, Dallas Texas. In past years she worked for the Army and Airforce Exchange Service, relocating her to California, Germany, and back to Texas. Valerie was also employed with Radio Shack Corporate in Fort Worth Texas.   Memorial Service will be held Monday, July 25th , 11am at Alpine Funeral Home 2300 N. Sylvannia Ave. Fort Worth Texas 76111.   In lieu of flowers, donations to your local SPCA would be appreciated in her memory.