Alton Wesley Finney, age, 92, went home to be with the Lord June 10, 2020. He was born to Belton and Dovie Finney on January 22, 1928 in the Panhandle of Texas. He married La Donna in March of 1997 and served in the US Navy from 1945-1946. He attended Barber College in 1946 in Fort Worth Tx. Alton served as a Barber and Hairstylist in Fort Worth for 73 years. Many of his long time clients were so loyal to him that when he was recuperating from major surgery they would hold off getting haircuts for many weeks waiting for him to return to work. Alton has customers that were third generation. Alton loved to ride their horses with his children, family, friends and members of the CowTown Posse in parades, rodeo events, family horse events and trail rides.
Alton and La Donna enjoyed trips to California, The Panhandle, Colorado, Granbury and other places visiting family. His granddaughter Katie has these words to say "Grandpa was the best!" Alton's laugh was infectious, his commitment to a healthy life was inspiring and he loved to share that information and was a great story teller. He will be missed by his family, friends and clients.
He is preceded in death by his parents; son, James (Jimmy); 6 brothers, O'dell William, James Albert, Clarence Weldon (Tex), Billy Jack (BJ), Clinton Eugene (Gene) and Oliver Ray (Red).
Survivors include his wife, La Donna; daughter, Donna Brinkley; brothers, Richard and wife, Nell; niece, LaQuita, Regina and nephew Belton; several grandnieces and grandnephews; step children, Kim Penney, Tracy McCormick and husband, John McCormick, Greg Lindamood and Alan Nail; 5 grand children and their spouses and 8 great grandchildren.
Bonnie Lou Nettles (Pardue), age 68, of Lake Worth, Texas passed away peacefully at her home on May 15, 2020 surrounded by loved ones. She was born in Harlingen Tx on February 18, 1952, daughter of Ottis Pardue and Violet Davenport. She graduated from Bossier High school in Louisiana and attended TCJC in Texas. She faithfully worked for Dillards warehouse for 37 years. She is preceded in death by her Mother and Father, and her brother Bill Pardue. She is survived by her brother, Bobby and his wife, Elida; sister, Beatrice; daughters, Tara and Kaylea; grandchildren, Leanne, Logan, and Jace. Also survived by Steve and Marc Nettles. She was loved dearly by so many. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her friends and family and kitty cats. We will be doing a small informal gathering on Sunday, June 21st, 2020 from 12-3 pm at her home to honor her.
Stephanie Gold, age 46, passed away on April 24, 2020. She was born on July 3, 1973 in Burbank, CA., the daughter of Christine and Jeffrey Gold. Stephanie dedicated her life to the happiness and joy of others. She served as a flight attendant for Reno Air/ American Airlines for over 22 years. Her true joy came from family, gardens, her playful puppies, and experiencing the great outdoors.
Stephanie was taken from the world suddenly on April 24, 2020. She leaves behind her mother, Chris from Texas; sister, Pamela Barry from Tennessee; sister, Cindy from Nevada and her only brother, Jason from Texas. She also leaves behind the love of her life Chris Lippard. She has many nieces, nephews, and cousins scattered across the country that celebrate her life. Stephanie will surely be missed by all who knew her through her work, her school, and all her daily activities. She brought so much joy and happiness to all. Rest in peace my sweet and loving daughter, sister and friend to all.
Coy Phillips Brummett, age 50, passed away peacefully in his sleep, April 7, 2020.
He was born February 07, 1970 in Lubbock, Texas, to mother, Jane Nobles and father, Winston Brummett Jr; Step-dad David Nobles. Coy dedicated his life to serve in our military. He was a Disabled Veteran of the U.S. Army and Customs & Border Protection. A member of the VFW and enjoyed motorcycle riding, tattooing, designing art pieces and creating beautiful drawings. He will be laid to rest Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Coy recently passed away in his sleep. He was found in his bed with his ever vigilant service dog, Monsta, protecting him. To all of you, that were lucky to have known him, we are sorry for your loss. To all of you, that never had the pleasure to know him, we are sorry for your loss. Coy was a proud Texan. He was bigger than life and lived his life the way he wanted; with his hand on the throttle going as fast as he could and blazing his own path. Coy had the biggest heart and never met a stranger. He always helped anyone no matter the time of day or the distance. He went to college for architecture and soon realized that college was not for him. He joined the United States Army, in 1991 and was Military Police, stationed at Schofield Barracks in O'hau, Hawaii. In 1993, he was then stationed at Fort Hood Military Base, Killeen, Texas and served in the 545th Military Police Company, 1st Calvary Division; where is was awarded the Southwest Asia Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star. In 1996, he became a Customs Inspector at DFW International Airport where he excelled and taught defensive tactics and firearms. Coy was also very artistic and loved to draw and create. He also built two choppers one of which he rode daily. He loved to feel the wind on his bald head, he said it was his therapy. He was volunteer Fire Fighter for the City of Justin Fire Department. During the last 10 years he was diagnosed with PTSD and was awarded 100% disability permanently. He left behind his soulmate of 25 years, Tanya, his step-daughter Desiree Clark (31), his step-son Nicholas Clark (27), his son David Brummett (26), his daughter Chase "Alleycat" Brummett (23); a granddaughter Serenity Clark (9) and grandson Gavin (4), his mother Carla Nobles, his step-father David Nobles, one niece Taylor Thomas, two nephews Stone Thomas and August Garcia, his brother Kevin Fine, his sister Heather Nobles, his brother-in-law Ernest Garcia and Mother-in-law Joyce Boydston. He is proceeded in death by his Father Winston Brummett, Jr.
Due to the restrictions of COVID-19 we are unable to have anyone attend his funeral and burial, except 10 people which will consist of his immediate family. Once the COVID-19 restrictions are over his family will be having a memorial at DFW National Cemetery, with full military honors.
Karen Gail Gray, 65, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
A Celebration of Life will take place Saturday at 1:00 pm at Hillcrest Church of Christ, 1401 Hillcrest Dr, Arlington, 76010 with Chaplin, Dwayne Lee officiating.
Karen is preceded in death by her husband, Larry Gray and son, Michael Hall; parents, Arizona May Vaughn and Robert Hugh Musick; brothers, Robert Musick and William Musick.
She is survived by her loving son, Damon Hall and wife, Valerie; daughter, Rebecca Mead and husband, Robert; step-sons, Elric Gray and wife, April and Alleron Gray and wife, Samantha; grandchildren, Cyndal Hall, Kimberly Mead, Samantha Mead, Skyler Mead, Zane Gray, Ace Lawson, Liam Gray, Haven Gray, Erlin Star Gray, Maeleigh Gray, Arie Gray, Alleron Jr. Gray and Logan Gray; sister, Frances Bielss; brother, Richard Austin; mother-in-law, Vivian Louise Gray; nieces, Mary, Jessica, Samaira, Laura and Holly; nephews, Daniel, Joseph, James and Christopher and her loving furr babies, Grayson, Buffie, Rusty and Cinnamon.
Karen Colene Strother Erskine, 69, entered the gates of heaven on Monday, March 9, 2020 eager to embrace numerous family members whom she had greatly missed. Karen lived in Fort Worth and was an 1968 graduate of Diamond Hill Jarvis High School.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Auguste Thurman and G.K. Strother; brother, Jimmy Strother; step-father, Bob Thurman and step-brother, Kerry Thurman.
Survivors: husband, James Erskine; daughter, Kimberly Woods; sisters, Gabriele (Leon) Parham and Rosie Strother; step-brother, Craig (Debbie) Thurman, step-sister, Christie Thurman; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In honor of Karen's wishes, no services will be held.
Hope Lesley Leigh Veteto, age 50, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2020. She is survived by her loving siblings; sister, Carroll Veteto; brothers, Roy, Daniel and Matthew Veteto; aunt, Helen Spoonmoore and numerous loving family and friends.
Sandra “Sandy” Kay Talley of Springtown, TX passed away unexpectedly February 15, 2020 at the age of 51.
Sandy was born April 12, 1968 in Flint, MI. She was full of life and lived every day to its fullest. Sandy loved and cherished every friend she ever made. Her infectious smile radiated into everyone and will not be forgotten. She loved the sun, the water and loved to be outdoors. Sandy was a member of the Chula Chaser organization where she took pride in helping others and raising money for the kids of MHMR of Tarrant County. She loved the Lord and guided many people to Christ. She never knew a stranger and had a passion for life that was beyond comparison. She was preceded in death by her father Ronald Jackson Sr.
She is survived by her husband, Roger Talley; son, Tyler Hatfield; daughter, Amber Walker; grandson, Mason Walker; niece, Taylor Reckers; stepdaughter, Courtney Talley and stepson. Chad Talley. Also survived by one brother, Ron Jackson Jr. and his wife, Irma Jackson; four sisters, Lexie Jackson, Linda Patton, Lisa Jackson and Katie Jackson; her mother, Vickie Asmus; mother and father-in-law, Betty and Dan Talley and many other grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 2pm Saturday, February 22, 2020 officiated by Lens Walker at The House of NAM Church at 9600 Watercress Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76135. Followed by a Celebration of Life will be held at, The Finish Line 12035 Camp Bowie West Blvd, Aledo, TX 76008.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation in memory of Sandy to the Chula Chasers, for the Kids of MHMR of Tarrant County. Make checks payable to Chula Chasers with Memo In Honor of Sandy Talley, 900 Trinity Ct Willow Park, Tx 76087.
Jimmy Carl Strother, Vietnam War Army Veteran and proud member of National Automatic Sprinkler Industry Union 669, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on February 10, 2020 at the age of 72. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Jimmy grew up in Fort Worth and was a 1965 graduate of Diamond Hill Jarvis High School.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Auguste Thurman and G.K. Strother; step-father, Bob Thurman and step-brother, Kerry Thurman.
Survivors: sons, Jason (Jennifer) Strother, John (Meggan) Strother, Anthony Strother; daughters, Amy (Jeremy) Drake, Jennifer (Philip) Brown, 8 grandchildren; sisters, Gabriele (Leon) Parham, Rosie Strother, Karen (James) Erskine; step-brother, Craig (Debbie) Thurman and step-sister, Christie Thurman; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and dear friends.
The family would like to thank the staff at St. Gabriel's Hospice for their attentiveness and care.
A private family memorial service will be held with burial at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.