Timothy David James Hayes, age 75, passed away peacefully in Hurst, Texas May 13, 2022. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas on August 2, 1946, to Veleta Bartmess and Sam T. Hayes. He attended Brewer High School and played trumpet in the marching band. He joined the Air Force upon graduation and turned 21 while fighting in Vietnam. He attended TCU for 2 years, after 3 1/2 years in the military. He was a salesman, a natural gift he had until he suffered a stroke at the age of 56. He was a member of Whites Chapel United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Sammye Jean Hayes; son, Tyler Andrew Hayes; grandson, Elijah Ronald Hayes and stepdaughter, Ivy Rebecca Odom. He loved people, music, and life. He was a lovable person who never met a stranger and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
A Celebration of Life will take place at 6100 Ashbury St., Apt. 3106, North Richland Hills, Tx 76180 at 2:00 pm, Saturday, May 21, 2022, hosted by, Sammy J. Hayes.
Willie Lee Louders, 79, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, April 19, 2022. He was born December 16, 1942, in Waco, Texas to Thomas and Cora Louders. Willie was a longtime member at Greater True Light Baptist Church where he was in the choir, he was a caring and giving servant and was always willing to help anyboby.
Willie is preceded in death by his parents. He leaves behind to cherish his memory wife, Rebecca Flores; stepsons, Claude Cox, John Cox, and Trim Rowan; grandchildren, Jakala Cox, Zariah Cox, Christopher Cox, Aubrey Cox, Abigail Galarza, Adamari Galarza and Andrew Galarza; nephew, Lawson Louders; nieces, Michelle Louders, Simone Louders and Margaret Lockett.
A Celebration of Life will take place Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 11:00am at Greater True Light Baptist Church, 3001 E. 1st St., Fort Worth, Tx 76111 with Pastor Rev. Roland E Walton officiating.
Irving: Donald (Don) Ray McConaghie 87, went to be with the Lord on March 28,2022. Beloved by his family and endeared to all, he fell peacefully into the loving embrace of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Funeral: 10:00am Friday April 1,2021 at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church 4034 W. Pioneer Dr. Irving, TX
Visitation: 6-8pm Thursday March 31,2022 at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church 4034 W. Pioneer Dr. Irving, TX
Don was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend. He married Jean, the love of his life and high school sweetheart. They lived in Brownwood and Odessa where he worked as a fire fighter for 10 years. They had 2 children, Donna, and Debbie. To advance his career they moved their family to Irving in 1966. His girls married and made him an awesome grandfather. He was truly at his best when he saw new life through his grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s eyes.
He was well-respected as Irving Assistant Fire Marshal for 26 years, and a Dallas College Police Officer for 25 years.
He enjoyed his hobbies, riding his motorcycle all over the United States, RC planes, water skiing, camping, boating, and anything outside.
Preceded in death by his wife of 65 years; Jean, parents; Albert and Nadene McConaghie, Sister; Carlene Gantz.
Left to cherish his memory daughters; Donna Cash (Fred), Debbie Milam (Loyce); Grandchildren, Joshua Milam (Carrie), Matthew Milam (Emily), Jordan Milam (Hannah), Ryan Cash (Alyssa), and Jared Cash; Great-grandchildren, Jadon Milam, Eviana Quillin, Alice Milam, Haston Cash, Hunter Cash, Neil Milam along with a host of other family and lifelong friends.
Sergio Aguilar Jr., 13, son, brother, nephew, and grandson, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2022. He was born on August 24, 2008 to Leticia Espino and Sergio Aguilar Sr. He was the greatest brother, son, nephew, and grandson we could've hoped for. Sergio Jr was an 8th grader with a promising future, that was unfortunately ended too soon. He will forever be with us in our hearts. We miss you Baby Sergio.
Jane W Layfield, 91, went home to be with the Lord on February 2, 2022. She was born in Findlay, Ohio to Walter and Ruth Wellman. In addition to being fiercely about family, Jane was also known as a beautiful artist specializing in watercolors. Many of her friends and family are blessed to have one of her paintings in their homes. Jane also loved to watch football and every Saturday and Sunday she and her son Michael would talk about the games for the day, often texting back and forth during the games. Jane had a special bond with her daughter, Jackie, who lovingly was her primary caretaker. She had a special love for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
The last several years of her life Jane lived at Christian Care Communities. The staff was professional, kind, and we are so grateful for the care they gave her in her final years of life. Jane was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jack Layfield and her daughter, Jacqueline Vernon. She is survived by her son, Michael Layfield, and his wife, Tricia Layfield. She was blessed with six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Jane was a member of Castleberry Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Services are pending.
Oreda Allen, 71, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, February 8, 2022. She was born March 15, 1950, in Frankston, Texas to Odell and Bertha Davis Allen. She was a lifelong CNA until she retired, she loved music, gardening, and thrifting, if you knew Reda you know she have a lot of bracelets and rings.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Frenchell Allen; sisters, Jeanette Lovings, Easter Chavers and Bertha Allen. Survived by her loving sisters, Jenell Chavers and May B. Allen along with many loving family and friends.
Memorial Service: 11:00am Friday, February 25, 2022, at Kayo’s, 2512 Miller Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76105.
Arthur Leroy Wharton, age 62, passed away peacefully Friday, February 11, 2022. He was born July 27, 1959, to the parentage of George Mandel Wharton and Ruby Lee Wharton in Anaheim California. He came to Texas at the age of five attended school in Covington and Itasca. He attended UTA in Arlington and completed his doctrine at USC in California. He moved back to Itasca in 2012. He was a beekeeper, an avid poker player, enjoyed golfing, watching football, baseball and he was a Dallas Cowboy fan, Texas Ranger fan and a Dodgers fan. He enjoyed watching hockey especially the Stars and he loved to travel and enjoyed fishing. Arthur really enjoyed life and spending time with his family, he enjoyed having get togethers for the holidays and especially during the Super Bowl, he had a laugh that lit up the room. Arthur was a very humble guy that made everyone feel welcome and he will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mendal and Ruby Wharton. He leaves behind his brother, Donald Wharton of Waco, sisters, Janet Fennell of Itasca and Doris Rankin of San Antonio and a host of nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Patrick.
Graveside Service will take place Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at 2:00 pm. in Itasca Cemetery, Itasca Texas.
Jeremy Self was born on August 9th, 1983, in Fort Worth Texas. He went home to be with the Lord on January 7th, 2022, at the age of 38. He is survived by his loving wife, Armida and their 5 daughters, Makayla, Sarah, Jera, Mika, and Landa; mother, Lola Self; sister, Sabrina Hawk and her husband, Robert; brother, Joshua (Bubba) Self and his wife, Tammie; uncle, Johnny Smith and his wife, Rhonda; niece, Kaylee; nephew, Jason and countless friends and extended family. Jeremy is preceded in death by his grandparents, MawMaw and PawPaw, uncle, Robert and aunt, Reba. He worked for Pride Drywall as a commercial framer / foreman for many years. He oversaw the rebuild of the McDonalds in Springtown. He also worked in the oilfield. He loved working in the yard, going camping, and riding his go-kart. Anything he could do with the girls made him happy, he was a family man all the way. Jeremy has always been a character with a unique sense of humor. His family would say he had a heart of gold, he was very thoughtful, opinionated and sometimes twice as stubborn!! We were actively looking for a home church when he was diagnosed with ALL in June of 2019. Jeremy fought long and hard for his life, after he received a bone marrow transplant January 7th, 2021.
He believed in the Lord and the Son saving all of us from our sins and being close to God was important to him. He led his family to the word of God.
Services for Jeremy will take place on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 1:00pm at Walnut Creek Baptist Church, 220 W Reno Rd., Azle 76020 with a visitation beginning at 11:00am prior to service at church followed by the interment at Azleland Cemetery with Pastor, Shane Scott officiating.
David Carl Strother, 52, made his heavenly journey to be with our Lord and Savior on Monday, November 29, 2021.
David sported many titles throughout his life: Son, Friend, Husband, Father, Brother-in-law, Star Athlete, Class Clown, Elvis lover… but the titles he wore the most proudly were Son, Husband and Dad. Anyone who knew David knew that he was the most loving son, husband and father a family could ask for. His love for his mom, wife and his boys was undeniable.
It is hard to imagine a world without David in it. The sun just doesn’t seem as bright since the Lord called him home.
He made many friends during his time here on earth. He was the kind of person who drew people in with his childlike spirit and love for life, but more so, he was the kind of person who sought people out. David was so intentional with the ones he loved and made it a point to make all those he encountered feel so important and special. He would reach out just to let you know that he was thinking about you, or that he was grateful for you, or just share a treasured memory with you. He was a friend you could always count on.
David will be remembered for his love and laughter, his acceptance of everyone, refusal to dismiss anyone, and for his exceptionally hilarious and cheesy posts on Facebook. He was our very own Chris Farley.
We can only hope the breaking of our hearts now is testament enough to the love we feel for you. How blessed are we to have had someone that makes saying goodbye so hard.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sheryl; sons, Jackson and Jensen; beloved & irreplaceable "Sonny" to mother, Rosie; aunt, Gabriele Parham (Leon); sisters-in-law, Kerri Wiese (Dave) and Terri Richardson (Vince); brother-in-law, Kevin Ulrich (Barbara) and a multitude of cousins, nieces and nephews, and friends all over the world.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 10am at Edge Park United Methodist Church, 5616 Crowley Rd. Fort Worth, Tx 76134, with Pastor Joe Chamness officiating.
Rev. Janice Wardean Holster Matthews was born on June 29th, 1949 in Crockett, TX to A.J. Holster and Norma D. Pike, and grew up in Houston, TX.
Janice accepted Christ at an early age, and was first ordained as a minister by Mac Watson at 16 years old. She never met a stranger and ministered to others everywhere she went. As a young adult, she demonstrated an excellent work ethic, and quickly worked her way up to retail management positions where she continued to work until the time of her retirement.
Janice loved and served the Lord throughout her entire life. Preaching the gospel, serving others, and loving her family were her constant priorities. She taught innumerable Sunday School classes, and frequently played the organ and piano at nearly any church that needed her help. She loved to sing and praise the Lord through music.
During her retirement years, Janice used her creative gifts to make hundreds of baby quilts embroidered with bible verses & prayers for almost every new baby she encountered. Janice wasn’t one to use her retirement to fulfill her own dreams and desires. She regularly volunteered at First United Methodist Church of Bedford through their Project Help Program, and stepped-in as a guest speaker in times of need at many local churches.
Janice Matthews departed this life unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021. She is preceded in death by her parents and grandparents; her siblings, Andrew Norman Holster, Alma Victoria Hull, and Doris Holster; her husbands, Jackie Sterling Yearout, Bertrand Allan Holleman, and George Matthews; her step-son, Royce Allan Holleman, and several infant grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She leaves to cherish her memory: her step-mother, Juanita Holster; her siblings, Jeannette Jones (Darrell), Michael Holster, Jimmy Kyle Holster, Arthur Paul Jordan, Martha Ann Jordan, Barbara Lyles, and Eddie Jordan; her children, Robert Henry Hull, Cheryl Ruth Sharp (Brian), and Norma Jean Plank (David Scott); her stepchildren, Peggy Holleman Thomas & Jeanette Smith; her grandchildren, Jerry Smith, Adasia Blazek (Joseph), Elizabeth Allen (Alberto Mendoza), Roxanne Quinlan (Taylor), Daniel Horn, James Arthur Allen III (Carley), Jessica Shelton (Kyle), Samuel Sutton, Jackie Belowski (Raymond), Aaron Horn, David Horn, Eleena Hull, Eli Hull, Cassidy Osbourne, and 10 living great-grandchildren and many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Family will welcome guests for a visitation at 5:00pm Saturday, December 4, 2021 at City on a Hill Church, 1140 Morrison Drive, Fort Worth, Tx 76120 with a funeral ceremony to follow at 6:00pm.