Larry Glenn Moore

Larry Glenn Moore “Papa”, rejoined his parents and siblings in Heaven on 20 January 2022 at 68 years old. Larry was born on 17 August 1953 in Glenn Rose to Bud Moore and Mattie Stewart. After being given 6 months to live, he fought for another three-and-a-half years. Larry Moore was an amazing father, grandfather, and best friend. Daddy was a carpenter all his life and could literally turn trash into treasure. He never ran out of jokes or stories to tell. Papa always enjoyed spending his time with his children and grandchildren. He was the undefeated champion of every game he ever played. Maybe it was because he stole all the dice or because he always had to keep track of the points. He never met a stranger, and all those he met couldn’t help but to love him. His children and grandchildren grew up listening to him strum on his guitar, as he would sing some of the most beautiful songs, you have ever heard, that he wrote himself. However, Papa was also a charter, he remixed many funny songs and would have everyone sit in a circle and sing along, his was most famous for his “Ding-a-ling song” if you never got to hear him sing it, you surely missed out. Larry is survived by the mother of his children Eva Moore, husband-in-law Carl Raner, daughters Margaret Moore, Mattie and (Kris Price), Latisha Stevens, son Dakota Moore, as well as his grandchildren Rachel McGee, Alyssa Fowler, Cecilia Moore, Katelynn Vaccarella, Ashlynn and Christian Spidle, Taylor, Austin, and Weston Price, and great-grandchildren Cameron and Gracelynn Stevens and many, many, friends that were like family especially the Modglings. Although he is gone to heaven, he will never be forgotten. He was a man of his word and would help anyone in need. He left behind such a legacy; he was the most caring, loving man you could ever meet. Although it hurts so bad during this time, we have one thing that we know for sure, now we are the ones, blessed by an Angel.

Stephen Andrew Hall

Stephen Andrew Hall, January 8, 1953-January 14, 2022, Fort Worth, Texas.  Steve, as he was known by family and friends, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on January 14, 2022, in Fort Worth, Texas.  He was born in Borger, Texas, the only son of Jack D. Hall and Evelyn Willis Hall.  He proudly served for a tour in the US Army during the Vietnam War.  Steve followed in his father’s footsteps becoming an electrician by trade, and was honored to be able to help anyone in need, especially a fellow veteran.  Steve loved our Lord, his family, and his country above all, and never missed a moment to be able to enjoy his music, a fast car, or sharing his words of wisdom.  Steve was preceded in death by both of his parents and his grandparents.  He is survived by his partner Kim Fulbright, sisters Karen Smith, Darlene Goforth and her husband Darrell Goforth, sons Stephen McComb and Max Hall, nieces Kim Murphy, Debi Riggs, and Molly McGoodwin, nephew Sean McGoodwin, 3 great nieces, 7 great nephews, and many cousins and lifelong friends.  Steve will be laid to rest at a private, family service in Tigertown, Texas at a later date.  

MARY N. (CONNIE) COTNAM

MARY N. (CONNIE) COTNAM’S BIO     FIRST AS WE ALL KNOW, CONNIE IS A WOMEN OF GOD   AND NOW SHE IS A WOMAM WITH GOD.   I FIRST MET HER IN 1975, WORKING TOGETHER AT A TANDY COMPANY SUBSIDIARY, HERE IN FORT WORTH.   OVER HER LIFETIME SHE WAS A DEMOLITION DERBY DRIVER HERE IN FORT WORTH, THEN LATER IN LIFE SHE WAS A FOR A BETTER TERM A NIGHT CLUB SINGER IN NEW ORLEANS, SHE PERFORMED WITH FATS DOMINIO, PETE FOUNTAIN, AND MANY OTHER. AFTER MOVING BACK TO FT WORTH   ON FEBRUARY 9TH 1976 WE WERE MARRIED AND THAT SAME DAY  I  ACCEPTED JESUS CHRIST AS MY PERSONAL LORD AND SAVIOR AND CONNIE AS MY WIFE   AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, I HAVE A JUVENILE PRISON MINISTRY AND A HOMELESS MINISTRY. WE HAD LEAD LITERARY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TO JESUS CHRIST OVER THE LAST 17 YEARS, AND ALL BECAUSE OF CONNIE.   I SURE THAT MANY SOULS IN HEAVEN ARE THANKING HER FOR LEADING ME TO CHRIST, IF IT WASN’T FOR HER, I WOULD NOT BE HERE. I WOULD HAVE DIED AND GONE TO HELL, BUT BECAUSE OF HER LOVE FOR CHRIST

Arvel Boatner

Arvel Boatner 1/14/1943 – 1/7/2022   It is with a heavy and sorrowful heart to announce that Arvel Boatner, age 78, has gone to be with the Lord. Arvel peacefully passed late January 7th, surrounded by his loved ones, acknowledging a life well-lived. His family is blessed, thankful, and grateful we were able to be involved and experience such a life with Arvel.   Arvel was born and raised in Ft Worth, Texas. He was a husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. Arvel was known for always trying to get a smile and laugh from whoever he was with. He was a salesman with “the gift for gab”, who had a story for every moment and a comment for each person he met.   Arvel never met a stranger and always cherished every interaction. His ability to relate made the connections memorable and all the more special, as he laughed and smiled with whoever he was with.   By attending festivals and rodeos, Arvel had the opportunity to meet so many unique people. He loved to share stories, connect with talented folks, and spread the Good News.   Always seeking a new adventure, Arvel did not intimidate easily. He would constantly take that opportunity to share the experience and knowledge with others wherever he was.   Arvel was one who truly enjoyed the outdoors. One of his favorite activities was being in nature with animals and seeing the glory of God’s creations each and every day. His favorite animal was a Capuchin Monkey. During his younger years, he used to raise and train Capuchin Monkeys with the Ft. Worth Zoo. He was constantly on the lookout for memorabilia to add to his “Monkey Collection”   Arvel learned to play 42 and Bridge from his parents and grandparents at a very young age. This created some of our fondest family memories, as we would sit around the table talking and playing 42. Arvel always treasured and loved when he was able to teach newcomers how to play.   Arvel rode motorcycles and raced stock cars for many years. Always the competitive person, he only accepted winning, which he usually did.   He was a devoted father who loved his sons, Yancy and Thad. He was an avid sport fanatic and loved every sport that the boys participated in. Everyone who was around Arvel knew and saw just how intense he could get with his enthusiasm for sports. His boys were his pride and joy. He was quick to pull out photos and show them playing different sports and list the accomplishments they had achieved.   Yancy had always been the right-hand man that would ensure Arvel’s plans were completed. Arvel happily welcomed a delightful daughter-in-law, Amanda, into the family in 2017. Yancy and Amanda presented Arvel with a gift he was so excited to receive, proud to acknowledge with others, and looked forward to sharing his life with: a healthy and happy grand-daughter. He officially had become “PA” and cherished …

Rita Kay Shell

Rita Kay Shell of Roby, Texas was born on February 20, 1962. She gained her wings on Thursday, January 6, 2022, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was 59 years old. She spent her final days surrounded by her three daughters, precious grandbabies, family and friends just as she had wanted. She was called home after a yearlong battle with stage four small cell carcinoma. Though she is no longer with us does not mean that she has lost her battle. She was resilient and feisty, even throughout her final moments. Rita was a beloved daughter, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother and friend.  Second to being mama she preferred Grammy or Jammie. Her grandbabies were the brightest light in her life. Anyone who knew Rita knew she had a passion for cooking but found her joy in sharing that with her loved ones. Rita was often described as sassy with a little spice, determined and strong. She would never pass up a good time on the dance floor, casino, or traveling with family. Rita is preceded in death by her grandmother, Mary etta Scott, loving parents George and Shirley Robinson, sister Connie Robinson, and her beloved pug Douglas. She is survived by her three beautiful daughters, Stephanie Alejandre of Keller, Texas, Jennifer Alejandre-Sowell of Benbrook, Texas and Darrion Loring of Carthage, Tennessee and their spouses; grandchildren, Braxton Sowell, Brylee Sowell and Truett Loring; siblings Ricky Robinson of Azle, Texas and Robin DelBosque of Keene, Texas; lifelong devoted friend Tracy Payne as well as numerous nieces and nephews.   Rita’s celebration of life will be held on January 11, 2022 from 6-8pm at Alpine Funeral Home. Located at 2300 N Sylvania Ave. Fort Worth, Texas 76111. Welcome to anyone that would like to come and celebrate the life of this one-of-a-kind woman.

Terry Lee Campbell

Terry Lee Campbell, 71, has moved to Heaven!!!! He was born September 19, 1950, in Lubbock, TX to Terry U.Z. Campbell and Wanda Hartman Campbell. Terry passed December 30, 2021, after lengthly fight with numerous health issues. He was an avid outdoorsman and excellent cook. Terry was a professional fishing guide at Lake Fork, TX for four years. He owned and operated Terry Campbell Carpentry and Remodeling for over twenty-three years. Terry is survived by his wife of 36.5 years, Beverly Ann Eller Campbell, Breckenridge, TX; Sons Kevin, Hondo, TX; Jason and Layne, Electra, TX; brother Gary Dean and wife, Amy, Clovis, NM; many cousins, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, many nieces and nephew. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in Terry’s honor. Visitation will be on Saturday, January 22, 2022, 2-4 PM, Melton Kitchens Funeral Home, Breckenridge, TX.

Bonifacio Rodriguez

Bonifacio Rodriguez, age 69, from Naranjito, PR, passed away on Sunday, January 2nd, 2022 at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital. Bonifacio was born in Panama on December 19, 1952. He is preceded in death by his dad Bonifacio Rodriguez. He is survived by his mom Maria E. Rivera; his wife Idalia Muniz; son Ricardo Rodriguez and his wife Ileana Velasco; daughter Veronica Rodriguez and her husband Ricardo Vargas Jr.;grandchildren Ivan R. Rodriguez, Noah J. Vargas and Esther B. Rodriguez. Also he is survived by his sister Marlene Rodriguez and her sons; brother Edwin Rodriguez and his wife Miriam Hernandez and their children. His services will be held at Alpine Funeral Home on Saturday, January 8th, 2022 from 6:00p to 8:00pm. Bonifacio Rodriguez, 69 años, de Naranjito, PR, falleció el domingo 2 de enero de 2022 en Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital. Bonifacio nació en Panamá el 19 de diciembre de 1952. Le antecede en la muerte su padre Bonifacio Rodriguez. Le sobreviven su mamá Maria E. Rivera; su esposa Idalia Muniz, su hijo Ricardo Rodriguez y su esposa Ileana Velasco; su hija Veronica Rodriguez y su esposo Ricardo Vargas Jr.; y sus nietos Iván R. Rodriguez, Noah J. Vargas y Esther B. Rodriguez. Además le sobreviven su hermana Marlene Rodriguez, sus hijos; su hermano Edwin Rodriguez y su esposa Miriam Hernandez e hijos. Los servicios se ofrecerán en Alpine Funeral Home el sábado 8 de enero de 2022 de 6:00 pm a 8:00 pm.

Gladys Marie Bruton

Gladys Marie Bruton, 75, of Haltom City, TX went home to the Lord on Christmas morning 2021.  Gladys was born to Jim and Oneita Featherston in 1946 in Paris, Missouri. She graduated from Paris High School in 1964, Hannibal LaGrange College in 1966, and Bolivar SW Baptist College in 1968.  She worked at Lockheed Martin for 28 years. Gladys was kind and caring of others and gave selflessly of her time and treasure.   A woman of great determination, she raised two children on her own. Gladys was preceded to Glory by her father James Featherston, her mother Oneita Featherston, her brothers Ralph Featherston, Robert Featherston, and James Allen, her beloved son Waylon Bruton, and one child before birth.  She leaves behind her daughter Raquel Walton and husband Tim, her daughter-in-law Mechelle Bruton, her grandchildren Jeffrey Hitri and Katie Walton, and grand-in-law Sabrina Harris, her sister Roberta Henry and husband Robert, and many many loved nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation will be at Alpine Funeral Home January 7th from 6-8PM located at 2300 N Sylvania Ave, Ft. Worth, TX 76111.  Funeral services will be held January 8th at 11:00 AM at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church located at 852 Bedford Euless Rd, Hurst, TX 76053.  Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Paris, MO, January 11th at 1:00 PM. Mom loved flowers.  Her favorites were Easter Lilies and roses.  But if you would like to make a donation in lieu of flowers please send to: St. Paul Hurst UMC, 852 W Bedford-Euless Rd, Hurst, TX 76053 or at stpaulhurst.org

Lisa Michelle Hatcher (Hathcock)

Lisa Michelle Hatcher(Hathcock) was called home to our Lord in heaven on December 20th 2021. She was preceded in death by her father Harold Hathcock. Lisa was born July 27th 1974 and was survived by her mother Wanda Hathcock, brother Richard Hathcock sister Sheila Chavira, 3 nieces 2 nephews and 5 great nephews.

Velda Garlene Parris

Velda Garlene Parris, 90, of Fort Worth passed away Monday December 20, 2021 after living in a nursing home for nearly 13 years. She was survived by her adopted daughter Teresa “Tammy” Holder,  grandchildren Melody Shelly, Braison Shelly and Shawnda Hughes. Her “Texas son” Don Nabb and wife Donna. Preceded in death by her parents Velda M Tindall Smith and Louis Tindall. Daughters Vickie Marshall and Cherry Marshall. Adopted daughter Debbie Adams and husband Ted Parris. Garlene comes from an old Fort Worth family of renowned trick ropers and riders, The Tindalls, and began learning the trade when she was about 3.  Her last performance was at the Stock Show Rodeo in 1944. She and her cousin Gloria Tindall Wetzel were known as the “Tindall Sisters” where Garlene’s specialty was trick roping, riding, and racing with her educated pony “Sunray”.  In 1936 at the age of 5, Garlene was named World Championship Cowgirl. She holds that title to this day. The Tindall Sisters along with Louis and Velda performed at rodeos all over including Boston, Cheyenne, Salt Lake City and Chicago. Garlene’s riding career was cut short by two horrible diseases, polio at the age of 11 and TB at the age of 12. She married in her 20’s had two girls, Vickie and Cherry, which were taken from her by the hands of their own father.  Although this tragedy left her heartbroken Garlene never gave up. She later remarried Ted Parris, fostered too many children to count, adopted two girls and raise two of her 3 grandchildren. She owned and operated two pet shops and for many years she ran the Ben Johnson Foundation and worked as a PR director for Don Ross Nabb Productions. Don was proud to have her as his “Best Man” at his wedding in 2005.  Throughout her the years Garlene was always busy working on a project or charity event. Along with the artist, she was responsible for gathering many of the cowboy hats for the Hat Display in the Fort Worth Convention Center which is still hanging there today. In 2003 she was presented her mother’s award at the Cowgirl Hall of Fame and in 2005 she proudly accepted another award for her mother at the Cowboy Hall of Fame.  In 2008 Garlene was inducted into the Texas Trail of Fame with a Star featured on the streets in front of the North Side Coliseum in Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. Not long after her induction in 2008 Garlene broke some bones in her back and was hospitalized.  She never returned home. Although she remained in a nursing home until her last days, Garlene remained an entertainer. Laying in her bed she would entertain anyone who would listen by telling of her many adventures of her life. To say the least Garlene wore many hats!  She was a true classic cowgirl from the golden age of Rodeo, she never gave up, and was always ready to face life’s challenges.  No matter what …