Randy Dale Koonsman

Crowley-Randy Dale Koonsman, 49, passed away on June 19, 2021, after a long, complicated battle with diabetes. He was born and raised in Crowley, Texas and attended Crowley schools. He was active in all sports but his very favorite pastimes were fishing and golf. He was a loyal friend and had a superb wit – he could always put a smile on someone’s face and would never fail to be there for a friend or family member when needed.

He was partnered with his late father, Otis Koonsman, in Crowley Pest Control and then went on to work on his own as a computer technician.  He was also a craftsman through his woodworking skills.  His great love was caring for his two dogs, Maximus and Darbhe.

Service:  A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at 3PM at Beth-El Congregation, 4900 Briarhaven Rd, Ft Worth, Texas 76109

Survivors:  Randy is survived by his mother, Lora (Suzie) Koonsman of Crowley, TX, brother Ronnie Reitzer and wife Paula Reitzer of Burleson, TX, sister Renee Koonsman-Woods, Watauga, TX; uncle, RD Koonsman of Stephenville, TX, aunt, Ruby Koonsman of Granbury; aunt and uncle, Sara and John Conrad of Greenville, SC; aunt, Glenda Modesett of Troy, TX., nephew, Justin Reitzer and wife Ashley; nieces, Tara Luther and Tamra Woods.  Cousins, Darla and Monty Bedwell, Elton and LeeAnn Koonsman, Gary and Sandy Lockett, Larry Lockett Christine and Tony Jordan, Kelly and Randy Benner and his many friends.

Randy is preceded in death by his father, Otis Dale Koonsman, Grandparents Raymond and Irene Koonsman, Grandparents George and Putsie Retherford, Aunt Alma Jean Lockett, Uncle Jimbo Modesett, Cousin Cole Modesett.

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Billy Franklin Raines

Springtown-Billy Franklin Raines, 65, passed away on June 16, 2021.

Service: A memorial service will be held on 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2021 at Baumgardner Funeral Home Chapel, Ft. worth.

Survivors: Billy is survived by wife, Johnnie Raines; stepsons, Philip Boehme and wife, Jackie, Craig Boehme and wife Lyn; stepdaughter, Stacy Thompson; brother, Michael Raines; grandchildren, Brandon Boehme, Philip Boehme, Bradley Rice; and great-granddaughter, Adilyn Boehme.

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Michael Gene Hawkins

Fort Worth- Michael Gene Hawkins, 51, passed away on June 13, 2021.

Michael Gene Hawkins of Ft. Worth, TX passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 51. He was a loving father, who’s hearts pride and joy were his daughters.

Service: A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Baumgardner Funeral Home, In Fort Worth, TX.

Survivors: Ashley Hawkins of Los Angeles, CA, Megan Hawkins of San Antonio,TX, and Erin Hawkins of Fort Worth, TX. Michael is also survived by his beloved sister Susan Nishikawa, brother-in-law, Ken Nishikawa, nieces, Naomi and Hanabi, all of Sunnyvale, CA.

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Sarah Anne Phillips

Fort Worth- Sarah Anne Phillips, 87, passed away on June 4, 2021.

Sarah was born to on May 25, 1934 in Desdemona, Texas to Abby B. Henslee and Zeolah Cramer.

Funeral: 11 am. , Friday , June 11, 2021 at Baumgardner Funeral Home Chapel, Fort Worth. Burial will follow at Fall Creek Cemetery in Granbury, Texas.

Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Baumgardner Funeral Home.

Survivors: Sister, Kathleen Williams; grandchildren, Michelle Hall, Michael Douglas Phillips, Alyssa Anne Phillips; and 6 great-grandchildren.

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Emma Ruth Allen

Moma. Nanny Emma. Auntie Em. Memma.

Emma Allen was known by many names by those who loved her — and who now celebrate the life she lived.

Emma died May 13, 2021, after an illness in Burleson, Texas.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Monday, May 17, at Laurel Land Cemetery, 7100 Crowley Road, Fort Worth.

Emma Ruth Smith was born Dec. 12, 1929, to Charles and Ethel Smith in Fort Worth, the seventh of nine children.

At 13, she lied about her age to get a job at Harris Hospital during the polio outbreak. She later worked the dry cleaning counter for guests at Hotel Texas in downtown Fort Worth. She loved to tell the story that actress Joan Crawford, who stayed at the hotel, had her clothes embroidered with “JC.”

She worked for decades, a point of pride that she could always take care of herself and her loved ones. Raymond “Bo” Allen started coming into the Ballinger Street Drugstore, where she worked.

“I like to see her coming, but I love to see her walk away,” he would say.

But they didn’t really get to know each other until she took a job as a phone operator at Mrs. Baird’s Bakery, where he also worked. The two started chatting at a company event at Baird’s Farm, and he asked her out. They married Jan. 28, 1950.

Emma was convinced she didn’t want children when they first married. However, after a few years, she decided she wanted one little girl. In 1956, her one little girl — Patrice Elaine — was born, on Jan. 11, 1956.

Bo continued working for Mrs. Baird’s, which moved the family around Texas and Louisiana. They settled in Victoria, Texas, in 1961, the year Hurricane Carla hit Galveston. They later lived in Dallas, Garland, New Orleans and Shreveport before finally settling in Burleson.

Emma worked on and off after Patrice was born, but she was never one to stay idle. She was part of a bowling league with three of her sisters, appropriately named “We are Family.” The weekly game was always followed by a lively lunch that included whatever children and grandchildren wanted to tag along.

She called bingo at a senior center and two McDonalds in Burleson, where she made many friends. She adopted the friends of her beloved family members. She never met a stranger and she was the life of every party – even when you weren’t having a party. If she was there, it became one.

Her home was always decorated for the holidays, especially Christmas, when her ceramic Christmas village took over her dining room.

She loved old movies, especially Doctor Zhivago and Gone With the Wind, which was also her favorite book. She would read it over and over and over again. She got to experience Gone With the Wind again with her granddaughters when it played at Ridglea Theater in 1989 for the 50th anniversary. She had a cabinet full of VHS tapes and would often see new movies at the theater with Patrice’s mother-in-law, Ruth Warren.

Emma traveled as much as she could. She tagged along when her sisters and husbands would take their own grandkids on vacation, a bonus Nanny to have dote on you. She took her oldest granddaughter and a friend to San Antonio. She made summer trips with her daughter, son-in-law and youngest granddaughter. She gambled in Las Vegas and Shreveport and would even put down a bet for you.

Her back patio, which was always covered in hanging baskets and planters, was a favorite spot to spend a summer morning, drinking coffee and chatting with her daughter. She had an almost obsessive love of taking care of her yard, which was always lush and green.

“If a leaf got in the yard, she was going to mow the whole damn yard,” Patrice remembered.

Emma was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Allen; her brothers, Charlie, Joe and Roy Smith; and sisters, Margarite Lloyd, Louise Corbin, Bille Stallard, Nina Landrith and Ruby Woodard.

Survivors: Emma is survived by her daughter and husband, Patrice and Robert Warren, of Burleson; granddaughter, Staci Camacho, of Andover, Kan.; granddaughter and husband Holly and Ryan Rusak, of Fort Worth; granddaughters, Sofia and Olivia Camacho, of Andover, Kan.; a sister-in-law, Pat Allen, of DeQueen, Ark.; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends.

 

Berry Franklin Brookins

Berry Franklin Brookins, 88, of Crowley, Texas, passed away April 15, 2021, with all 3 of his children at his side.

Arrangements are under the direction of Baumgardner Funeral Home. Mike McCorkle will officiate the Funeral services on April 19, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at the Burleson Commons Church of Christ. Graveside services immediately following at the Crowley Cemetery.

B.F. was born on September 24, 1932, in Terral, Oklahoma, to Hosea L. Brookins and Lillian Williams Brookins. He graduated from Norman High School in 1950. After completing two years at Oklahoma University, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served four years.

He married Lois Elizabeth Stapp on June 12, 1953. They settled in Crowley, Texas, where they raised three children; 2 sons and a daughter.

After retiring from the United States Postal Service and losing his first love, Lois, he moved to Oklahoma.

Several years later, he met and married Gwen Stewart Fry on July 8, 2006.

B.F. had a special gift; caring for others. He was a thoughtful caregiver through all circumstances. He was very attentive to the needs of his family. He was an exceptionally strong yet nurturing man, an excellent caregiver to all of his family.

B.F. loved to play croquet, boating, skiing, fishing, traveling, surfing the internet, and spending time with his family.

B.F. was a long-time member of the Burleson Commons Church of Christ, in Burleson, Tx., and the Penn Street Church of Christ in Oklahoma City, Ok.

Preceded In Death by:

Wife, Lois Stapp Brookins in 2002; Wife, Gwen Fry Brookins in 2018; Mother, Lillian Williams Brookins in 1995; Father, Hosea L. Brookins in 1988; One Brother, Doug Brookins in 2009.

Survived by: Son, Stanley Chris Brookins of Crowley; Son & Daughter-in-law, Kerri and Greg Brookins of Burleson; Daughter & Son-in-law,  Catherine and Rick Valentino of Joshua; One Brother, Don Brookins of Norman, Oklahoma ; Two Granddaughters, Lacy Brookins Bailey of Aledo, Angela Valentino Elmore of Burleson; Four Grandsons, Ricky Valentino of Burleson, Shawn Valentino of Keene, Matthew Valentino of Bloomingdale, Georgia , Danny Valentino of Kennedale; 18 Great Grandchildren ; 4 Great-Great Grandchildren.

Pallbearers: Kent Brookins, Brandon Brookins ,Ricky Valentino, Shawn Valentino, Danny Valentino, Corey Bailey.

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Faustina Greenlee

Fort Worth-Faustina Greenlee, 88, passed away on April 9, 2021

Born in Vernon, Texas, to Oswald and Elaine Haynes, Tina is the oldest of three children. Tina and her siblings, Merca Wren and Maurice Haynes, had a wonderful childhood. While living in Lubbock, Texas, Tina met Darrell, the love of her life, at Avenue N Church of Christ. Darrell and Tina married on February 10th, 1951, only two days after her 18th birthday, and their adventures began. Tina and Darrell lived in several different places, such as Ballinger, San Angelo, and Midland, Texas, Billings, Montana, and Bismarck, North Dakota. Darrell and Tina finally settled back in Fort Worth and started their family. James Ronald, their only son arrived in 1959, and Ella Michelle and Leah Melissa joined the family in 1967 and 1968 respectively. Before Darrell’s passing in May of 2014, Darrell and Tina celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary.

Tina had a passion for family, children, education, adventure, and artwork. She and her family spent many weeks each year camping in places such as Big Bend, Yellowstone, and Montana, and summer days were spent at the GDRA swimming pool.  Tina loved education so it was no surprise she received two masters degrees, one in English and one in Mathematics. She eventually became a teacher, teaching math at numerous schools in Fort Worth, including Southwest, Northwest and Paschal High Schools. She loved helping others. Upon her retirement from education, Tina took her hobby of watercolor painting to a new level and received numerous awards and ribbons for her creative works. Tina was a member of and recognized by several art societies, including ISEA, International Society of Experimental Artists, and Women of Worth.  Her art has been in numerous galleries and contests, but her favorite place to display her art is in the homes of those she loves.

Tina was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Darrell Greenlee, and her parents, Oswald B. and Elaine Derington Haynes.

Survivors:  Son, James Greenlee and wife, Laura;  daughters, Michelle Johnson and husband, Paul, and Melissa Twist and husband, David;  brother, Oswald Maurice Haynes and wife, Roberta Brantley Haynes;  sister, Mercedes Wren and husband, Carl Judson Wren; grandchildren, Shane, Chad, Ashley, Allie, Brant and Reid; and great-grandchildren, Andie, Addison, Avery, and Ellie.

Visitation:
Thursday, April 15th
6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Baumgardner Funeral Home
Funeral Service:
Friday, April 16th
10:00 A.M.
Western Hills Church of Christ
8800 Chapin Road
Fort Worth 76116
Graveside Service:
Friday, April 16th
2:00 P.M.
Wayland Cemetery
Wayland, Texas

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Cathryn Marie Record-Horn

 Fort Worth- Cathryn Marie Record-Horn, passed away on April 8, 2021

On Thursday April 8th Cathryn Marie Record-Horn, loving wife, mother of two, and grandmother of many, passed away at the age of 63. Cathryn was born on April 15th, 1957 in Fort Worth Texas to Gloria and Tony Record.  She received her art teaching degree in 1984 and finished her Master of Education in 2004. She stared teaching at the Fort Worth museum of science and history. Finishing her career as a virtual special education teacher in 2021. In January 1979, she married the love of her life Rick Horn. Together they raised one son Nicholas Horn and one daughter Anastasia Horn. 

Cathryn had a passion for teaching and art, she was a fun-loving mother to many and always willing to help anyone in need. She was dedicated to her community and always volunteering to help where she could. She was collector of many unique things like her misunderstood mice collection. She was known for her quick wit and infectious smile and her kind and compassionate spirit. She will be missed by so many. 

Cathryn was proceeded in death by her father, Tony, and her mother, Gloria, her husband, Rick, her brothers, Jim and Danny. 

Survivors-She is survived by her two children Nicholas and Anastasia; brother, Ned Record and wife, Jessica; sister, Gayle Record; grandchildren, Alexis, Brandon, James, and Toby. 

Service-A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 at Baumgardner Funeral Home 3704 Benbrook Highway, Fort Worth TX, 76116  At 11:00 am 

In lieu of flowers please consider donations to one of her favorite charities Autism Speaks, Alzheimer’s Association, or Kids Who Care performing arts group.

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William Harrison Grubbs

William Harrison Grubbs III, age 62, of Cleburne, Texas passed away April 6th, 2021 at Community Hospice of Texas from Pancreatic Cancer.

William Harrison Grubbs III, was born on August 28th, 1958 in Ft. Worth Texas to Zeta Rae Bowman and William Harrison Grubbs Jr.  He attended school in Burleson where he met the love of his life Lisa Dawn Wadley. They married on January 20th, 1979 in Burleson, Texas. They raised their family in North Richland Hills, Texas where they were married for more than 20 years, until her death in November of 2002. Billy as friends and family knew him spent his early years teaching and practicing karate. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed fishing at lakes, local ponds, or watering holes. He was a natural born storyteller and loved telling stories and making others laugh. His grandchildren and daughters were his life and he loved getting to spend time with them whenever he could. Billy fought hard but loved harder. His family was his entire world, and he loved each and every one of them dearly. He left this world making sure each member of his family knew just how much he loved them. His boisterous laugh could be heard from all around, he truly will be missed but never forgotten.  

Survivors-William Grubbs is survived by his two daughters, April DeLaCruz and spouse Michael DeLaCruz of Whitharral, Texas, Amanda Grubbs and spouse Shannon West of Cleburne, Texas, six grandchildren, Jacob DeLaCruz, Julia DeLaCruz, DeLaney Williams, Devin Williams, Landyn Grubbs, and Lathyn Grubbs, his mother Zeta Rae Bowman of Gillette, Wyoming, brothers Rick Grubbs and spouse Anita Grubbs of Burleson, Texas, Johnny Grubbs and spouse Lori of Grandbury, Texas, Joe Grubbs of Whitesettlement, Texas, sisters, Pam Money and husband Dennis Money of Arlington, Texas, Gwen Bintner of Burleson, Texas, Christie Mercier of Arlington, Texas, Jama Mercier of Oklahoma, Sherrena Grubbs of Texas.  

He was preceded in death by his wife Lisa Dawn Grubbs, daughter Tabitha Williams, mom Fran Grubbs, father William Harrison Grubbs Jr, sister Hedi Moffitt, and David Sullivan. 

Service-A Memorial Service will be held at Baumgardner Funeral Home in Ft. Worth, Texas on April 10, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. Donations can be made to Community Hospice of Texas.

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Sean Christopher Mitchell

Sean Christopher Mitchell, 52, passed away on March 14, 2021.

Sean was born in Olney Texas on October 6, 1968 and resided in Arlington Texas. Sean was known for his great conversations, his caring nature, his beautiful heart and his beautiful smile. He also was known for his amazing sales abilities.

Survivors-Sean is survived by his Wife, Elenita Sanico; children, Aaron Mitchell, Lance Mitchell, Lillian Mitchell; step-daughter, Kyla Sanico; Mother and Step Dad Wanda and Pj Hazleton; Grandson, Oliver Mitchell; brothers and sisters, Dustin Turner, Josh Mitchell, April Tyre, Raelene Ouellete, and Olivia Bassett.

Rest in peace Sean knowing how much you are loved and what a beautiful soul you are and that we will always be with you and you with us. 

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