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.
Terry Eugene Thomasson 82 of Richland Hills, Texas. Affectionately known as Pawpaw to most passed away after a brief illness on November 24, 2021. A private service will be scheduled at a later date.
Terry was born August 30, 1939 in Coryell County to Walter Clayton and Lola Mae Chapman Thomasson. Terry was preceded in death by his parents, 8 siblings, and wife of 45 years Linda Kay Holland Thomasson. He is survived by his children Annette Jordan (Eddie), Jerria Gassett (Carl), Tammy Maxwell (Paul), Tammy Kay Mc Swain; Jeanine Hippe (Dicky), Roy Thomasson, Troy Thomasson (Nancy), and Tommy Brown (Tammy); 26 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; multiple cousins, nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.
In 1956 Terry enlisted in the United States Marine Corps he exited with an Honorable Discharged in October of 1962. He followed many career paths, but the two he took the most pride in were being a master machinist for over 45 years and being a Fireman in both fulltime and volunteer capacity.
He had a love of country music and dancing and spent many weekends in many of the Texas dance halls two-stepping the night away.
W. Hilton Robinson, 73, passed away November 4, 2021. Interment will be private at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio Texas.
He was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on December 23, 1947 and grew up in Cleburne, Texas. He graduated from Cleburne High School in 1966. He received a Bachelors and Master’s degree from Texas Christian University. He was an avid TCU fan. He loved to travel and had visited all 50 states and 9 foreign countries.
He worked in construction for 15 years before being hired as a building inspector for the City of Fort Worth. He retired after 22 years as Chief Building Inspector in 2005. He then worked for a private company as a Commercial Building Inspector and retired in 2019.
He was proud of his 22 years of service in the United States Army and the Texas Army National Guard. He retired as first Sergeant (E-8) in 2000. He also enjoyed 20 years working as an umpire for boys’ and girls’ baseball and softball leagues. He umpired from T-ball to college games.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rosco Chase and Lorene Elizabeth Robinson of Cleburne. He is survived by his loving wife, Janice, who cared for him during his illness. He is survived by his brother, Rick Robinson and his wife, Diane of White settlement. He is survived by his son, Dan Robinson of Dallas and his daughter, Amanda Quicksall and her husband Dr. Andrew Quicksall of Dallas. He is also survived by stepchildren, William Orr and wife, Angelia of Itasca; Leslie Denby and husband, Randy of Burleson; Cutter Orr and wife, Nancy of Burleson and special daughter, Marsy Key and husband, Glenn of Trinidad, Colorado. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren.
Ruben Sanchez Flores, passed away Friday, October 8, 2021 at the age of 61. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, beloved wife, Mary Flores; parents, Robert and Dolores Flores; brothers, Robert Flores Jr and Luis Flores; sisters, Sylvia Flores, Virginia Cisneros and Rosie Turpin; children, Rosie Lopez, Rebecca Puentes, Ruben Flores Jr., Noel Avitia and Armando Medllin; grandchildren, Sage, Felix, Desirae, Alex, Amanda, Jesse Jr, Austin, Chris, Micklo, Sam and Breanna; great grandchild, Brynlee.
Family will welcome guest to gather and celebrate his life at Feragne Villa, 755 Midcities Blvd., Hurst, Tx 76054 at 11:00 am on Monday, October 18, 2021.
Karen Ann Newman-Williams, 64 went to be with the lord Monday, October 11, 2021.
Karen was born October 29, 1956 in Fort Worth, TX to John W and Epha B Newman. Karen graduated from Richland High School. She was a truck driver for 27 yrs. She loved her family and animals.
She was preceded in death by her father, John William Newman and her mother, Epha Bonita Newman and husband, Richard Williams.
She is survived by her children, son, Darren Lewis; daughter Angela Walker (Michael); grandchildren, Justin Newman (Jazznelle), Vanessa Miller, De’Von Walker; six great grandchildren; half sister, LaVonne Nowlin and one niece.