Curtice Andrew Silas

Curtice Andrew Silas, a loving and dedicated father, son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend, gained his wings on September 4th, 2021 at 28 years old. He blessed the world with his grand appearance on May 11, 1993 in Dallas, Texas and moved to New Fairview, Texas as a child where he grew up and remained a Texas country boy at heart. When he wasn’t being the hardworking boss of his own detailing company, he was spending quality time with his precious daughter whom he loved more than life itself, researching new business ideas, catching up with friends or living life on the wild side. Curtice’s infectious smile, sense of humor and outgoing personality could lift the spirits of anyone in his presence. He never met a stranger and it was nearly impossible not to be happy or laughing when around him. His determination to be the best father and overall person no matter what circumstances stood against him truly symbolized his character. He was committed to helping anyone in need when the opportunity came along and never thought twice about doing so. The words “selfless” and “caring” should always be associated with Curtice. He will always be remembered for his big heart of gold, smile, loveable and outspoken personality, loyalty to others, work ethic, persistence, adventurous nature and his “dress to impress” style. Curtice made long lasting impressions with just about everyone that crossed his path and will be dearly missed by many.  Although he is not on this earth in physical form, he will forever be in our hearts. Curtice is survived by his daughter, Sophia Barber, his mother, Vickie Silas, his father, Undra Silas, his siblings, Chad Silas, Robert Miller and Kimberly Silas, his uncle, Oliver Silas, his aunts, Arlisa Woody, Anna Silas Hye and Audrey Flecther and his cousins, Jernorrus Silas, Joseph Silas, Kiara Fletcher, Drusilla Silas and Sydney Woody. The viewing service will be held at Alpine Funeral Home located at 2300 N. Sylvania Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76111 on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 at 6:00pm. The burial ceremony and balloon release will commence at a later date to be announced by the Silas family.  All are welcomed to both services to celebrate and remember Curtice’s life and to carry on his powerful legacy.

Jay Dennis Shults

Jay Dennis Shults transitioned from this world to join the Lord in the Kingdom of Heaven early Monday morning September, 13th, 2021. He was greeted in Heaven by his parents, J.W. and Velma Shults, and brother Jerry.  He left behind his wife, Velda Shults.  Daughter, Tami Foster and husband Brandon Foster.  Daughter Amanda Saenz and husband Del Saenz.  Grandchildren; Kaden, Kyndal, Bailey, Rousseau, Victoria, and Abigail.  Brother, Leon Shults and wife Vickie Shults.  Sister, Elaine Kepley and sister, Janell Powell.   There will be a graveside service at 11:00 AM on Monday, September 20, at Crowley Cemetery. 300 N. Hampton, Crowley, TX 76036.  Flowers can be sent to Alpine Funeral Home 2300 N Sylvania Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76111.   Dennis was born on January 8th, 1950 to J.W. and Velma Shults.   Dennis, known as Daddy, PawPaw, Dent, Goose, and other colorful names, depending on who you were speaking with. Dennis was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother, father-in-law, and, to almost everyone who met him, friend. Dennis would give you the shirt off his back, the last Cherry Dr. Pepper from the fridge, or the tools from his bench.   Dennis was a musical connoisseur. He loved all genres of music and could be heard singing or whistling various tunes from his garage at all hours of the day and night. Dennis would often tell tales of playing the trumpet in his high school marching band and of being a substitute French horn player for the Fort Worth Symphony. Dennis’s love of music was passed on to his children and grandchildren.   Dennis was a Mister Fix-It. You broke it, he’d fix it. If he couldn’t fix it, then it wasn’t worth keeping. This ability to masterfully repair anything mechanical earned him the title of “Master Southern Engineer.”  It did not matter if you were down the street or across state lines, he could always repair what was broken. In his later years, Dennis would load his tools up on his electric chair’s footrest and zoom down the road to help those in need. He was also a gifted supervisor and could instruct the most inept novice on how to change brakes, repair radiator fans, or build anything you could dream up. He was an amazing teacher and the “original Google.”   Google might as well have asked Dennis for directions. He needed no map and could tell you how to get somewhere by recalling street names, landmarks, and cardinal directions. One could tell Dennis that they were across the street from a purple dinosaur next to a McDonald’s and he could get you home with no more information. His daughters referred to him as the Human Mapsco. If you were lost, call Dennis.   Dennis could talk to anyone and everyone and often did. He had long conversations with random solicitors and invited the cable repairman to dinner. His garage was as good as a therapist’s couch. Everybody came to talk to Dennis and he would listen. …

Sally Jeanette Moore

Monday September 13th, 2021   Sally Jeanette Ashmore, 66, passed away at home surrounded by her loved ones. A Family Private Service will be held at Alpine Funeral Home and a Memorial Burial Service will be announced publicly at a later date.   Sally Jeanette Ashmore was born January 1st, 1955 in Greenwood, Mississippi and moved to California and then later settled in Texas at the age of 10. She was a loving daughter, mother, sister, grandma and friend. She was also known as “Mimi”.  Sally was a respected woman to anyone who had the privilege of meeting her. She brought love and happiness into many hearts. She is preceded in death by husband; Roger Dale Bruce, Sr;  her dad, Lester Lee Ashmore; mother, Daisy Fern Orozco; siblings, Mike Ashmore; Margie Collins; Patricia Ann Blanchard; Lester (Coman) Ashmore; Grandchildren; Kristi Marie. Niece & nephew Angie Orozco and Lester Ashmore Jr. Survivors: Son; Chris Parris, spouse Jo Parris; Daughter; Connie Barksdale, spouse Danny Barksdale; Brother; Carl Ashmore spouse Linda Ashmore;Sister; Diane Bennett; spouse Kasey Bennett Grandchildren: Zachary Rydman, Kristin Rydman, Destani Barksdale, Chelcie Parris, Trey Parris, Brad Parris, Jordan Parris. Great- Grandchildren: Alex Munoz, Klayton Rydman, Sawyor Parris, Brooklyn Parris and Alyssa Rydman. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

John Andrew Rogers, II

John Andrew Rogers, II peacefully passed into the arms of his Loving Savior on Saturday, September 11, 2021 surrounded by his children. John was born October 21, 1938 in Fort Worth, Texas where he resided all of his life.  He has been reunited with the love of his life, Gwen, wife of 43 years who preceded him in death; as well as his youngest daughter, Stacie. John leaves behind a long legacy and is survived by his sons Rusty Rogers and Randy Rogers, his daughters Samantha Rogers Perry and her husband Roland, and Sonja Rogers Hall.  10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews whom he greatly loved! John was a huge presence in the lives of many and would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need!  He will be greatly missed! Come and Go Celebration of his Life will be held at his daughter Samantha’s home on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 2:30.  

Rhonda Sue Hinkens

3-14-70~ 8-25-21 Rhonda Sue Hinkens, 51, gained her wings August 25, 2021. It was a very unexpected loss, leaving behind her three children and three grandchildren. She was born March 14, 1970 to Edwin and Dorothy Peterson. She attended Bloom Trail Highschool and went on to be a stay at home mom until being widowed in 2008. She married young and had three beautiful children to the late love of her life, Peter Hinkens. She enjoyed spending her time at Indiana Beach growing up and even carried on the tradition for her children. She spent lots of her time in the kitchen making special homemade meals that she learned so well from her parents recipes and even passed down to her children. When she wasn’t busy making her house a home with such things, she enjoyed camping and sitting by the fire just enjoying life and nature. She worked hard all her life to make sure her children were always put first and had a constant struggle with heart conditions that eventually took her life, even after enduring raising three children alone through pain and heartache. She is survived by her many siblings, Edwin Peterson, Michelle Hoskins (Rob), Terri Unruh (Raymond), Dawn Peterson (Will), and Tim Peterson (Sue) along with her many neices and nephews; her children Jason Hinkens (Stephani), Jamie Hinkens (Jaime), and Jeremy Hinkens; as well as her three wonderful grandchildren Aubrey Sue Hinkens, Aiden Petee Hinkens, and Ava Leigh Hinkens. She was a fighter in all senses and always put her children first, even if it meant she would go without. She will be greatly missed by all those she touched. She had a glow about her that no one could understand with her being put through so many trials and tribulations. She taught so many how to always move forward no matter what happens and her life lessons shes passed on will always shine through

Trudy Ann James-Russell

Trudy Ann James-Russell, 53, gained her wings on August 31, 2021. It was an unexpected loss, and the family is shocked and deeply saddened. Trudy was born on February 12, 1968, to Jesse James and Joyce Smith. She attended MacArthur High School in Irving, TX. Trudy worked as an Accounting Coordinator at Enterprise Holdings for the past five years. She won Employee of the Year in 2017 after winning multiple Employee of the Month awards. She has always worked in the accounting field and met lifelong friends at each company throughout the years. Anyone who knew Trudy knew that she was kind, caring, loving, and funny. She was a nurturer. Her two girls were her heart, but she was a mom to more than just them. She so loved her husband and was a wonderful friend to many others. Trudy loved gardening, listening to music, cooking, motorcycles, but most of all, laughing and visiting with her loved ones. Trudy’s family and friends will miss her more than words can say. Trudy is survived by husband Thomas Russell, daughters Stephani Pritchard and Melissa Pritchard, stepson Zackary Russell, Mother Joyce Smith, brother Danny Overstreet, and sister Rena Patterson. She is preceded in death by former spouse Mark Pritchard, Father Jesse James, and brother Dewayne Overstreet. There will be a memorial service held at 11:00am on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at Alpine Funeral Home located at 2300 N Sylvania Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76111. If you cannot attend the service, please consider posting on https://alpinefuneralsandcremations.com/.

Randall “Randy” Zane Kellar

Randall “Randy” Zane Kellar, 69, of Granbury, Texas, passed away on August 28, 2021. Randy was born in Gorman, Texas, on May 20, 1952. He graduated from Olden High School and served in the United States Army. He remained active in the Army National Guard for many years. Randy enjoyed fishing (even though no one remembers him ever catching anything) and “fixing” just about anything. He never met a stranger and could make even the worst of times feel like a party. He brought joy into the lives of everyone he met. Randy is survived by his children, Laura Harvey (Matt), Chris Kellar (Abigail), Chris Boyd (Este), Joseph Boyd (Kayla) and Katherine Boyd (Jeremy).  He is also survived by his brothers, Keith (Polly) and Clay (Joni) Kellar.  He had 9 grandchildren that each brought a smile to his face. Randy was preceeded in death by his mother, Wanda Kellar, his father, Olan Kellar and his loving wife, Constance Kellar. Per his wishes, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Hugs Café in McKinney, Texas, or Mission Arlington in Arlington, Texas.

Billie Lou Elam Stinnett

Billie Lou Elam Stinnett went to be with our Lord August 20, 2021, after a courageous struggle with Parkinson disease. Billie Lou maintained her sense of humor, classy style, and love for her family and Lord throughout the 13 years of enduring this debilitating disease. She always had a positive attitude and was continually supportive of other residents in her assisted living facility in 2020 through 2021.   Billie Lou was born May 15, 1936, in Ralls, Texas to William Austin Elam and Nettie Lucille Chastain. She graduated from Ralls High School in 1954 and subsequently graduated from TCU – Harris College of Nursing Diploma Class of 1957. While attending TCU, Billie Lou met and married her soulmate and best friend of 64 years, Wilson Stinnett.   Billie worked in the healthcare field as a Registered Nurse for 50 years. She cared for her patients at several different hospitals in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico for 25 years. She then became certified as an Occupational Health Nurse for the next 25 years before retiring at the age of 70, in 2007. Billie Lou enjoyed life to the fullest. She was an adventurous woman who loved traveling, snow skiing the black diamond runs in Colorado and cherished spending time with her family and friends.   Billie Lou is proceeded in death by, her parents, sister Arlene Potter, and son Mark Stinnett. She is survived by husband Wilson Stinnett, sister Geraldine Davis, daughter Karen Standifer and husband Scott Standifer. Grandchildren Shanna McFadden, Bethany Johnson and husband Matt Johnson, Justin Standifer, Jason Standifer and wife April Standifer, and Scott Standifer Jr. Great grandchildren Hayden Allen, Brooklynn Allen, Rhylie Standifer, Sawyer Standifer, Tyler Standifer, Peyton Standifer. Additionally, Billie had close relationship with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, which she deeply cherished.   The funeral will be held at First Baptist Church of Hurst at 11:00 am on Thursday August 26, 2021. A private graveside service will be held in Springtown Texas. First Baptist Church of Hurst 1801Norwood Dr. Hurst, TX 76054   The family requests in leu of flowers, a donation can be made to The Parkinson’s Foundation of Greater Texas or a charity of their choice.   https://www.parkinson.org/ways-to-give  

James “Bo” Ford

James “Bo” Ford, born on October 17th, 1946 was an avid fisherman and a hard worker.  He was a selfless man that truly enjoyed giving to others.  He not only enjoyed giving to others, but thrived on it.   Helping others was his driving force.    Whether it was coming to help his son with a home project or helping people carry out their groceries at his favorite spot, “the warehouse”, he was the first to volunteer and did so with a smile. “Bo” was easily the calmest person in the room, in any situation.  His calming presence and reassuring words will be missed by anyone who had the pleasure of spending any time with him.  He always knew what to say and do, no matter how tough the situation was. He was the most punctual, dependable and honest man there ever was.  If “Bo” Ford told you he would do something, he would not only be there on time, but would be there at least twenty minutes early.  He didn’t know the word “no”.  If you needed him, he was there…No questions asked.  Honesty was his only policy.  You might not want to hear what he had to say, but it was always the truth and always what was needed. “Bo” was certainly good at listening, as well.  He would sit with anyone who needed it, and just listen.  He was also great at talking and would tell some great stories to anyone that would listen. He was a loving father, brother, uncle, grandfather and dog dad. He is survived by his son James Ford Jr., his daughter-in-law Jennifer Ford and his sister, Marie Taylor and his beloved companion, Spike the Chihuahua.

Juanita R. Forsyth Kates

  10/07/1944 – 08/01/2021 Juanita “Nita” Kates, a beloved and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away peacefully on August 1st, 2021. Nita was born in Fort Worth and enjoyed a long life in her native town. She was known as a kind and gentle person who loved her family above all else. She is preceded in death by her father, Hugh Forsyth, mother, Soledad Mercado Forsyth, brothers and sisters, Robert Forsyth, Russell Forsyth, Eula Sweet, Lupe Moore, Laura Gomez, and Christine Del Rio. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Gene Kates, son Allen Kates, daughter Debra Phillips and husband, Chad. Her dear sisters Frances Mendoza and husband, Steve, and Rosemary Pitts and husband, James. Her three adoring grandchildren Dylan Phillips, Carter Phillips, and Marissa Kates. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.