Laura Kanuch

Laura Kanuch passed away on April 15 at the Discovery Village at Alliance Assisted Living Center in Ft Worth, TX.   A visitation was held at the Alpine Funeral Home on April 21.  A graveside service for the family was held on April 22 at the Oakwood Cemetery in Ft Worth.   Laura was born on July 24, 1937 in Columbus City, Iowa.  She lived, and attended school in Burlington, Iowa, and after graduation moved to Minneapolis, MN.  She graduated from the U of MN in 1965 with a degree in Social Work.  She married George Kanuch in July 1964.  They lived in several locations, and ultimately moved to Ft Worth, TX in 2003.   Laura and George are members of Gateway Church in South Lake, TX.  Her lifelong passion was studying the bible and winning souls by sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.  She did work for the 700 Club and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.   She was an extremely loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother.  Laura is survived by George, her husband of 56 years, two daughters, Michelle in Keller, TX, and Melanie in Prosper, TX.  Also surviving are 5 grandchildren, Ashley, Emily, Sydney, Cassidy, and Christian.  Laura was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Daniel.

Lillian “Faye” Harris

A memorial service for Lillian “Faye” Harris, age 67, of Ft. Worth, Texas, will be held 4:00 pm Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at Christian Center of Fort Worth, located 4301 NE 28th St., Haltom City, TX, 76117. Mrs. Faye Harris passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at Stonegate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Worth, Texas after a sudden decline in health. Cremation is under the direction of Alpine Funeral Home, Fort Worth. Faye Harris was born December 29, 1953, in Dallas, Texas to Rev. John and Mrs. Dorothy Reeves. As a preacher’s family, they moved quite frequently. On June 21, 1982, she married the love of her life, John Dalton Harris. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse for twenty-five years. Her favorite assignment was as a neonatal nurse, although she was very nurturing to everyone she met – patients, family members, friends, and strangers. She was a devout Christian and loving wife, mother and grandmother (Neenee). In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, James Robert Gerald Reeves, , and Marvin Wayne Reeves. She is survived by: Her brother and sisters – Franklin Lavoy Reeves of Mansfield, Texas, Mary Nell O’Conner of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Emily Granger of Morgan, Texas. Her children – Amy Belen Capers (and Casey Williams) of Azle, Texas, Heath Landon Johnson (and Melinda Peet) of Austin, Texas, and (stepdaughter) Amy Kara (and Tom) Hensley of Frederick, Oklahoma. Her grandchildren – Natalie Horn of Pittsburg, Texas, Alec Capers of Culpepper, Virginia, Nathaniel (and Susie) Capers of Lake City, Florida, DeLayna (and Quade) Basham of Frederick, Oklahoma and Douglas Basham of Frederick, Oklahoma. And five great grandchildren.

Billy Thomas Webb

After a hard-fought battle with an aggressive cancer, Billy Thomas Webb, 68, of Joshua, peacefully passed away at his home in Joshua, Texas, on March 14, 2021.  Billy was born on June 4, 1952, in Corsicana, TX.  He was predeceased by his parents, Marion and Joyce; and grandson, Logan.  He leaves behind his wife, Elizabeth; 9 children and their families, Christian, Kenneth, Kendra, Gregory, Brandon, Joshua, Winter, Kaitlyn, and Austin; 12 grandchildren, Gabe, Hailey, Ethan, Brady, Joey and family, Mariah, Michael, Jocelyn, Paris, Maryann, Amelia, and Ben; 1 great grandchild, Millie; a sister, Debbie and family; and an Uncle, Ken.

Dorothy Balthrop

                  Dorothy Fay Balthrop, age 100 of Fort Worth, Texas, died Monday, April 05, 2021 at a Hospice Center.   The family will have a private graveside service at Mount Olivet Cemetery on Saturday, April 24th.   Mrs. Balthrop was born July 8, 1920 in Fort Worth, Texas to the late H.C. and Audrey Bunn.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two brothers, a sister and her beloved husband of 71 years, Jack.  She was a long-time member of Ridglea Presbyterian church.   She is survived by her sons, Gary and Craig Balthrop; their wives, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Bradly Dean Anderson

Bradly Dean Anderson of Justin, Texas died peacefully in his sleep on April 11, 2021 at the age of 53. He was the beloved father of Faith Ann Anderson and brother of Darren Duane Anderson. He is also survived by his former wife Melissa Ann Anderson (née Geanisis) and many aunts, uncles and cousins in Michigan and Iowa. He is predeceased by his parents Dennis Dean Anderson and Mary Louise  Anderson (née Erkkila), and his brother Kevin Wayne Anderson. Brad was born in Marquette, MI on March 3, 1968. The family lived in Michigan, North Dakota, and Louisiana, finally settling in Phoenix, Arizona, where Brad graduated from high school. He attended Glendale and South Mountain Community Colleges. Brad then joined the US Army serving at Ft. Devens, Ma, Korea, and lastly at Ft. Huachuca in Arizona working in Military Intelligence and what was then experimental drones, achieving the rank of Staff Sargent. He will be buried with full military honors. After serving in the military for 9 years, Brad worked in the private sector as a Senior Tech Support Engineer for Zensar. He was also a man of deep faith, worshipping with Kenneth Copeland on TV and, after moving to Texas, at the Eagle Mountain International Church. He was also involved with Kenneth Copeland Ministries serving as a Security Guard. He loved helping many people, including opening his home to those in need. Brad loved to fly and was a private pilot (as was his dad); he enjoyed driving motorcycles, Karate, baseball, softball, fishing, his bowling league, playing his guitar and playing cards with family and friends. He loved to cook and grill, making some amazing meals. Another activity he loved was to watch his daughter Faith play soccer and doing Karate with her, as well as going to school with her including spending lunchtime with her — he even volunteered to be a Watch Dog. He and Melissa were together for 28 years, most of which were very happy. Brad was a great Dad and friend and will be missed by many.

Linda Fae Singleton

Linda Fae Singleton, 50, passed away Thursday April 8, 2021 surrounded by loved ones. Celebration of life will be held at 6 p.m. Friday April 23, 2021 at the family home. Linda Fae was born March 8, 1971, in Fort Worth, Tx., to James and Patricia Singleton. Linda was preceded in death by her son, Dakota Ryan Hatch; her mother, Patricia Singleton; and grandparents. Survived by her father, James Singleton; sisters, Betty Lou Brand, and Cheryl Lynn Singleton; brother, James P. Singleton Jr; nieces and nephews, Eddie, Michael, Paige, William, Zachary, Sheralyn, and Samual; seven great nieces and nephews; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Darlene Harris

Our beautiful Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother, Darlene Harris, passed away on April 15, 2021. She was 73 years old. Her life was shared with a large, loving family and wonderful friends. Darlene Joy Searcy Harris was born on August 23, 1947, to parents James and Lucille Searcy in Fort Worth, Texas. She was their only child, but Darlene had 3 older siblings from her mother’s first marriage. She graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1965. One month later, she married the love of her life, Larry Harris, following a 5-year courtship.  Larry and Darlene were married on June 11, 1965. They lived in Tarrant County, during their 55 years of marriage.  They had three children, Bryan, Kevin and Alysha.  Darlene worked in a variety of jobs over the years, including as a nurse’s aide at Harris Methodist Hospital, in customer service at J.C. Penney’s, in various office support roles in a few locally-owned small businesses, and finally as a transcriptionist for Radiology Associates.  She retired in 2009.  Before she became disabled, she loved spending time fishing and camping with her husband in their trailer, traveling, and she was a fan of both the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys.  However, it was her family that was most near and dear to her heart. Darlene is survived by her husband, Larry Harris of Watauga, Texas; her son, Bryan Harris of Dallas, Texas; her son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Sherry Harris of Fort Worth, Texas; her daughter and son-in law, Alysha and Larry McCaskey of Keller, Texas; her brother, Jack Jones of El Cajon, California; and her sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Richard Hoyler of Arizona City, Arizona.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Billie Moga of Fredricksburg, Texas, but survived by a brother-in-law, Dick Moga.  Darlene had six grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as other extended family. A celebration of life memorial will be planned for a later date.

Johnny Norman Butler

Johnny Norman Butler – Saginaw, Texas Johnny Norman Butler known as Johnny, Norman, Johnny B, or JB to family and friends passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 68 years of age.  He was born on December 05, 1952 to John V and Elsie Butler of Fort Worth, Texas.   He graduated from Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School in 1971 and attended Tarrant County College. He was an avid outdoorsman, Motorcycle enthusiast, and Nascar fan who enjoyed spending time with his family and close friends.  During his 38year membership in the Loyal Order of Moose he became part of the Moose Legion of Service and earned the Fellowship Degree of Honor while a member of the Haltom City Moose Lodge. He was a talented Machinist, Industrial Engineer, and Maintenance Technician, who worked at Tandy Corporation, Nokia, and Lockheed Martin before retiring in 2019. Norman won the heart of everyone who met him; he was charming, loveable, and a great friend. His desire was to have his Family and Friends enjoy a Celebration of his Life and his wishes will be honored later this year. Norman was preceded in death by his parents.  Survivors: Wife, Donna Butler, Daughters Debra Davis (Jason), and Vicki Deiman (Scott), Grandchildren Chantry Rayl (Betsy), Connor Rayl, Colton Rayl, Bailey Deiman, Dakota Davis (Karena), and Raylen Davis. Great Granddaughter Nora Jean Rayl, Brother David Butler (Vicki), Nieces Richelle Densmore (Kyle) and Ashley Holt (Jeffrey), and numerous close Friends he considered Family. The Family requests that, in lieu of flowers, Donations be made in his memory to Moose Charities (moosecharities.org) or Community Hospice, 1111 Summit Avenue, Ft Worth, Texas 76102.

James T. Barrientos

James T. Barrientos passed away Saturday April 10th, 2021 surrounded by loved ones.  CELEBRATION OF LIFE: 5pm Thursday, April 15th, 2021 at Roca Viva Church, 4017 Deen Rd, Fort Worth.  James was born in Fort Worth Tx on August 15th, 1945 to James Barrientos and Rosa Triana. He was proceeded in death by his father, James Barrientos and mother Rosa Barrientos and his wife Jaunita Barrientos. SURVIVORS: children, Patricia A. Barrientos-Sosa, James P. Barrientos. Nathan P. Barrientos, Gaston Sosa and Megan Scroggins; seven grandchildren and two great grandchild.

James T. (Jim) Smith

James T. (Jim) Smith, 77, formerly of Cody, Wyoming, went home to his Lord and Savior on April 7, 2021.  He succumbed to melanoma in Fort Worth, TX with his family by his side.  Jim was a very quiet and unassuming person who loved the life he lived in Wyoming enjoying God’s creation.  Jim was born and raised in Meridian, MS.  He attended Mississippi State University for his undergraduate and master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering. He then attended Pennsylvania State University for his PhD degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering.   Jim began his teaching career at Mississippi State University and later served as Chairman of Petroleum Engineering at Texas Tech University.  He loved teaching and training young men and women for professional careers.  After leaving the academic world he was a consultant training engineers for various international and domestic oil companies.  Over his career he taught and inspired thousands of students.   Cody, Yellowstone, and the mountains of Wyoming were home to him for the last twenty-four years. He always enjoyed camping, hiking, and photographing in this beautiful place.  He loved the beauty of the area and the quiet life he and Sherry lived there.   He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sherry, his daughter Stephanie Phelps and her husband David of Fort Worth, TX, grandson Ethan and granddaughter Caroline.  He was preceded in death by his father Billy Smith, mother Ouida Smith Raulins, and brother Jerry Smith.  At his request, there will be no public service.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the James T. Smith Endowed Scholarship, MSU Foundation, PO Box 6149, Mississippi State, MS 39762.