Martin M. Nichols

Martin M. Nichols (obituary) Martin Nichols, (69 years old) after a lengthy illness, passed peacefully away to Heaven on Oct.20, 2020.  On Wednesday, Oct. 28th we will celebrate his home-going at Alpine Funeral Home in Ft. Worth (11:00 AM), then he’ll be buried at the DFW National Cemetery in Arlington, TX (1:15PM). His casket will have a military flag and taps will be played by the Navy. He was well loved and cared for by the family members he left behind: wife, Sonja Wilkins; daughter & family, Amy Jost, Don Jost, Megan-Colin-Joshua-Aiden Jost.  All 8 of us have lived together and worked as a good family unit since 2016 and Marty will be sorely missed and our lives will be so different.  And NiCole and her daughter, Courtney. His mother, Christine Nichols and dad, C.L. Nichols preceded him in death; both are buried at Forrest Park West Cemetery in Shreveport, La. Also, he leaves behind his brother, Kevin Nichols of Bossier City, Louisiana and Kevin’s son, Matthew; his sister, Linda Thames of Shreveport, Louisiana and her children, Trey Thames and Bridgette Banks.  His first cousins, Susan and Jimmy Cosse of Kansas, Robert Hamm and Kenny Hamm of Shreveport, Louisiana; and Nell Zack of Atlanta, Georgia will miss him, also. In the military, Marty spent four years in the Navy, two years in reserves and had two tours in Viet Nam; then spent 32 years working for KCS/L&A Railroad as an engineer. Marty lived a very hard life of unforgiveness, anger and bitterness, but after joining Gateway Church and our great Home Team (Children of God), his life turned around: he truly asked Jesus to be Lord of his life, he forgave everyone in his past and made many new friends and when he was in good health, he was regular in church and home team meetings!  He truly had a character change in the last few years of his life!  Now he resides with Jesus.  

Tristen James William Parkhurst

Tristen James William Parkhurst July 5, 2004- October 8, 2020   Tristen Parkhurst, a beloved and vivacious young man passed away on October 8, 2020 at 10:27 P.M. at the age of 16 after a car accident in Fort Worth, Tx. Tristen is survived by his parents Billy and Reene; Brothers Wyatt, Nickolas, and Zackery Parkhurst; his Grandparents Lois Gronewold and James and Judy Koker, Aunt and Uncle Karrie and Rob Robinson, Nephews Noah Reid, Elijah Zayze, Wilson Ryan, and Jeremiah Ian, and Cousins Chloe and Aidia. Tristen was born in Hermitage, Tennessee on July 5, 2004 to Billy and Reene Parkhurst.  He was a student at Saginaw High School where he played football for the Saginaw Rough Riders.  Tristen was an amazing athlete since the young age of seven.  He played every sport that involved any type of ball and or contact, he got that from his oldest brother Nickolas.  He was a great student of knowledge who refused to be less than perfect and liked to debate every subject, he got that from his brother Zackery.  He believed in living life to the fullest and always accepting people as they were, he got that from his brother Wyatt.  He was a thinker and a problem solver who often took on everyone else’s problems so that he could take the burden off them, he got that from his father Billy.  He believed in God and knew there was a better place just beyond the clouds, he was kind, caring, and compassionate, he got that from his mother Reene. Most importantly, Tristen was a light for the world who shined bright for all to see.  He was there for his friends and family without hesitation.  He believed everyone was created equal and lived without bias.  He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, all who knew him, and all that will forever be affected by his lasting legacy. A Celebration of Life is scheduled October 20th from 1:00-7:00 Iron Horse Golf Club-Outside Pavilion 6200 Skylark Circle, North Richland Hills, TX 76180

Lunda Mendiola

Lunda Mendiola lost her battle to cancer peacefully in her sleep on 10-10-2020 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving daughters. She is no longer in pain but at peace in heaven with her husband. She will be celebrated and remember now and forever in the hearts of those who cherished her dearly.   Visitation will be held Thursday, October 15th, 2020, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Alpine Funeral Home

Margarita Trevino

Margarita Trevino 73, passed away on September 25th, 2020.  She is preceded in death by her two sons, Robert and Juan Fernando Trevino and parents Maria & Casimiro Dominguez. In 1967 she married Robert Trevino and had 5 children:  Robert Jr, Juan-Fernando, Norma, Noe, and Nora.  She also has 10 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 8 brothers, 3 sisters, and 2 son in laws. Funeral Services: Laurel Land Memorial Friday Oct 9th, 2020 @ 10 am 7100 Crowley Rd, Ft Worth, TX 76134

Ruth (Ann) Chapman Sanders

Ruth (Ann) Chapman Sanders, age 77 of North Richland Hills, Texas went to be with our Lord and Savior on October 1, 2020. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Alpine Funeral Home in Fort Worth, TX. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at Birdville Cemetery in Haltom City, TX. Ann was born to Russell D. Chapman and Evelyn B. Chapman on December 19, 1942. Ann was the baby of the three siblings. Ann married Jackie Eugene Mayfield on July 17, 2002. He preceded her in death on October 9, 2005. Ann was a former co-owner of Bar Stools Plus in Fort Worth for many years until she retired in 2005. Ann will be remembered as a loving Mother, Gamma Taco and a friend to many. Ann had three children, eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. She loved to dance, sing and eat tacos. When she walked into the room she was stunning and everyone noticed. She could dance the “Push” and move everyone off the dance floor to watch her. Her voice was beautiful and always had a song in her voice and heart. She loved to give hugs. Her heart was bigger than life itself! She lived her life loving with all her heart and soul. Ann was preceded in death by her father, Russell D. Chapman; mother, Evelyn B. Chapman; her two sisters, LaNelle and Barbara; her Son, Daniel Lee Hobbs Jr.; two grandsons, Justin Beam and Luke Reser, two nephews and two nieces. Survivors include; daughter, Angelina Carpenter of North Richland Hills; daughter and Son-n-law, Raquel and Phil Harbin of Weatherford, TX; grandchildren, Tiffany, Krystle, RaBeca, Chloe, Danielle, Jordan and Savanah; great grandchildren, Autumn, Logan, Charlie, Mason, Barrett, Aubree, Kora, Summer, Addilynn and Allyson. niece, Alex Gaither Conrad; nephew, Austin Gaither. “Have I told you lately that I love you?”

Patricia Dale Whitaker

Our Earth Angel Patricia Dale Whitaker, age 76, of Hurst, TX, went to be with the Lord on Sept 24, 2020. Visitation will be held from 6-8pm on Wed Sept 30, 2020, at Alpine Funeral Home 2300 North Sylvania, Ft. Worth, TX 76111 Celebration of Life services will be held at 11:00 am Thurs, Oct 1, 2020 at North Richland Hills Baptist Church 6955 Boulevard 26. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Garden of Memory in Hillsboro, TX Pat was born in Plainview, TX to Alvin and Mildred McGaugh on April 24, 1944. She married Bruce Whitaker on June 17, 1961 in Amarillo, TX and they celebrated 59 years of marriage. Pat will be remembered for her fierce love for her family and a tenacity that she obviously passed on to her children. She loved spending vacations at the beach and mountains.  Her hobbies included painting, crafting, sewing, playing, and writing stories.  She touched the lives of many and was loved by all who knew her. Pat is survived by her husband, Bruce Whitaker; daughter Monica Whitaker and wife Terri, daughter Shannan Benefiel and husband Tim; brothers, Gary McGaugh and wife Susan, Ray Lynn McGaugh and wife Patsy, and Kenneth McGaugh and wife Holly; grandchildren, Alex Benefiel, Kyle Benefiel, Sarah Phillips and husband Scott; and 1 great-grandson, Colton Bowen; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Sondra Gale Lynch. We all love her very much and she will be greatly missed.

Cindy Rowden Yates

Cindy Rowden Yates, a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, Aunt, Nonni, and lifelong resident of Fort Worth, TX passed away September 20, 2020 at the age of 57. Cindy is survived by her parents Helen and Fritz Gonzales, her husband Doyle Yates, her daughter Jennifer O´Neal and husband Brian O´Neal, her daughter Mindi Wright and husband Louis Wright, grandchildren Justin, Jessica, and Kristin, and grandson Zeppelin, her brothers Jesse Rowden,and Anthony Gonzales, her sister Sue Rowden, her nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She is predeceased by her father Jack N. Rowden, her grandmother Mary Smith, and brother Jack P. Rowden.   Cindy enjoyed taking care of plants, gardening, soaking up the sun at the lake or in her backyard, spending time with friends/ family, and spoiling her grandson. She always had a special way of showing she cared and always made you feel welcome. She loved to laugh and joke and bring life to the party .   Cindy recently rededicated her life to Christ and hoped her family and friends would come to know Christ as she did.   She was loved by many and will be dearly missed. Funeral services will be held Saturday September 26,2020 from 10am-12pm at Alpine Funeral Home in Fort Worth, TX for the viewing and graveside service at Isham Cemetery at 2pm.

Jabari Nhem Suleman

Jabari Nhem Suleman, 14, passed away September 15, 2020, at his home in Fort Worth, Texas.   Jabari was born on August 10, 2006 in Burnsville, MN to Linda Nhem. Jabari was a freshman, starting his first year of high school. He was very competitive and channeled that into his everyday life, academics and sports. He was a 4.0 student and always loved to showcase his intelligence. He had a passion for football and loved the Green Bay Packers. He also enjoyed playing Fortnite, hanging out with his cousins and siblings, riding his hoverboard, running and wrestling.   Jabari will be remembered for his infectious smile and his big, kind heart. He was incredibly selfless and always doing thoughtful things for his loved ones. His love will live on through them and their meaningful acts of kindness they will continue to pass on.   He is survived by his parents Linda Nhem and Charles Wylie, his siblings; Tionna Wylie, Kiana Suleman, Charles Jr. Wylie and Melody Wylie.   He is proceeded in death by his great-grandmothers.   Funeral services will occur at Trinity Cumberland Presbyterian on Monday, September 21st at 11:00 AM.

David Charles Wiggs

David Charles Wiggs Obituary   David Charles Wiggs, 62, of Arlington, passed away on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in his home from unknown causes. He was born on April 1, 1958 to Wallace Wiggs and Carroll Moore Wiggs in Dover, Delaware. After birth he had several surgeries, one of which was for a test product by DuPont to fix the opening inside of his mouth due to Cleft Palate. With the surgery being a success, years of speech therapy were needed. This led to his pristine ability to enunciate words and have excellent proper grammar usage. David attended Saline High School in Louisiana. In 1977 he joined the Army. After bootcamp that same year he married his high school sweetheart; Janice Brown. David was stationed for 2 years at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, CO. After his last two years at McKee Barracks in Crailsheim, Germany, he returned home earning an associate’s degree with honors from DeVry University. David used his electrical engineering skills for a successful career at Texas Instruments. Several years and jobs later, he married Huyen Nguyen and retired in 2015. His proudest achievements in life were: being a strong and opinionated father to his two daughters, Candace and Michelle; and having silly moments of fun with his only grandchild Harper (5), known to her as her “Boom Pa”. He enjoyed: spending time with family; grilling whenever possible the best ribs known to man; listening to music, but loudly with a good set of speakers; watching football, Nascar, the daily news, and infomercials which he seemed to always order from; eating, always having a coffee mug of ice cold whole milk; cleaning and practice shooting his guns; giving gifts to others just because, napping, taking in stray dogs; joking around, talking on the phone for hours at a time, birdwatching; learning new vocabulary; watching classic horror movies, Twilight Zone, or Classic Christmas Movies like “A Christmas Story”; donating to Shriners Hospital who assisted him as an infant and living life to the fullest ALWAYS his way. He will forever be greatly missed for his straightforward attitude towards life, guidance in teaching both of his daughters to speak up for what is right and justice and to always defend ourselves, his very unique sense of humor, his skills with cooking on the grill, those 12:01AM birthday calls so that he can be the first one we speak to and know that he remembers, sleepovers for Halloween night and watching how excited you get to see all the different child costumes, texts about the weather and to drive safe, but mostly we’ll miss those hour long phone calls, tight bear hugs, your voice, and making memories with you.  Dad we will always and forever continue to love you, think of you, and remember all of the special moments that you gave to us. Thank you for being our Dad! Love for you always, Candace and Michelle David is preceded in death by his father Wallace Wiggs and mother Carroll …

Martha Jeanne LaFlash

Beloved mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and friend Martha Jeanne LaFlash passed away peacefully at the age of 79. Surrounded by the love of her family and friends, Martha went to heaven on Aug. 19, 2020. Martha was born on July 1, 1941, in Macon, Georgia, to Eugene and Alice Wiggins. She was the oldest of four daughters and is survived by her sisters Elizabeth Robinson and Judy Gibson. Martha married Neil LaFlash in 1959 in Newport News, VA. Together, they created a loving family with five children – David, Jane, Theresa, Maria and Steven. Unfortunately, Steven passed at a young age. Martha was a loving grandmother of nine and a great grandmother to 18. Martha spent many years in Junction City, Kansas, when Neil was stationed at the U.S. Army base in Fort Riley. Working in a local government office there, everyone in town knew Martha’s name and adored their friend. Martha was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and held an associate’s degree from Cloud County College. Martha loved God, her family, her beloved furry companions – Trouble and Mara, her chihuahua collection, and of course BINGO! Martha was predeceased by her husband, Neil (flash), her son Steven, her sister, Francis, parents Eugene and Alice and her very dear friend Peggy. Martha will be buried alongside her son Steven at the Hampton Roads National Cemetery. Due to COVID-19, arrangements to celebrate Martha’s life will be announced later. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Grand Prairie Homeless Outreach Organization.