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4-ATHE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 18, 1989 Obituaries Violet Jones Violet Jones, 79, died Sunday at Baybrook Villa Nursing Home. Arrangements are pending with J. Levy & Bro. Funeral Home. Cecil L Swift HOUSTON - Cecil L. Swift, 63, of Houston died Saturday at Memorial City Hospital in Houston. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jack Rowe Cathedral Chapel. Steve Higgle will officiate. Burial will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery. Visitation will be after 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Swift was born Aug. 26, 1925,inSedalia,Mo. He was employed with Amoco of Chicago. He was a resident of Houston for eight years and a veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Swift of Houston; sons Clifford L. Swift of Dickinson and David L. Swift of Houston; daughters Barbara S. Burke of Houston and Patricia Lyn Cherry of League City; and eight grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Frank Lewis, William Stanifer, Michael Cherry, Richard Starke, Gene Kruez and Harry Haulgrave. Ashleigh N. Dominy BACLIFF - Ashleigh Nicole Dominy, 6 months, of Bacliff died Saturday at her residence. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Jack Rowe Cathedral Chapel. The Rev. T.G. McNeeley will officiate. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. today at the funeral home. She was born March 4, 19B9, in Webster. Survivors include her parents, Melissa Dominy and Guy Crenshaw of Bacliff; grandparents Carolyn and Earl Crenshaw of Bacliff. Patricia Magliolo of San Leon and James and Shirley Dominy of Bacliff; great-grandmothers Doris Dickerson of League City, Nita Pate of Bacliff and Marie Stephens of Rosenberg. Pallbearers will be Joseph Smith, Charlie Balsberg, James Solomon and James Dominy. Marjorie L. Mortvedt LEAGUE CITY - Marjorie Lee Mortvedt, 58, of League City died Saturday at her residence. Services are 7 p.m. Tuesday at James Crowder Funeral Home, Dickinson. The Rev. Bob Graham will officiate. Mrs. Mortvedt was born Nov. 20, 1930, in Bethel, Kan. She was a school teacher, was chairman of the reading department at McAdams Junior High School in the Dickinson Independent School District and taught seventh- and eighth-grade reading. Survivors include her husband, Donald F. Mortvedt of League City; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Myers of Gilbert, Ark.; three daughters, Nikki Roberts and Tracee Ausmus, both of Houston, and Erinn McKenzie of Lubbock; a son, Mitchel Mortvedt of Gilbert, Ark.; two sisters, Marilyn Sehuler of Kansas City, Kan. and Martha Lyon of Liberty, Mo.; and five grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to the Marjorie Lee Mortvedt Memorial Fund. Kristen E. Hornsby EL LAGO — Kristen Elizabeth Hornsby, 10 months, of El Lago died Saturday at St. John Hospital in Nassau Bay. Services will be noon Tuesday at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Nassau Bay. The Rev. Anton Sheltz will officiate. Burial will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery. Arrangements are by Jack Rowe Funeral Home. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. today at the funeral home. She was born Oct. 19, 1988, in Nassau Bay and was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church of Nassau Bay. Survivors include her parents, Jack and Jeanne Hornsby of El Lago; a brother, Austin Grant Hornsby of El Lago; a sister, Lauren Kat Hornsby of El Lago; grandparents E. Hulen and Marcy Jones of Alamogordo, N.M., and Carolyn Elizabeth Hornsby of Montgomery, Ala. Pallbearers will be Mike Moutz, Gary Weldon, David Giles and Hulen Jones. Memorials may be sent to St. Jude's Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. for after noon today at the funeral home. Maria A. Elizardo, 55, of League City, died Friday; services 11:30 a.m. today, Jack Rowe Funeral Home, League City; burial will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery. Darlynn B. Foster, 35, of La Marque died Friday; services 2 p.m. today, James Crowder Funeral Home, La Marque; cremation at Galveston Memorial Crematory, Hitchcock. Grace B. Saiazar, 70, of Bacliff, died Friday; Services are 10 a.m. today ' at Jack Rowe Funeral Home. The Rev. Bruce Wilson will officiate. Burial will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery. WEDNESDAY John T. Lenor, John T. Lenor, 71, Texas City died Saturday; services 1 pm. Wednesday, McKinney Memorial United Methodist Church, La Marque; burial will follow at Mainland Memorial Cemetery, Hitchcock; visitation 1 p.m. Tues- day, Mainland Funeral Home, wake held 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. OBITUARY RULES As a community service, The Galveston Daily News publishes regular obituaries for county residents at no charge. Free obituaries are edited to conform with News Associated Press style. If additional information is requested, such as survivors outside the immediate family or honorary pallbearers, or if the obituary includes a photo, the entire obituary is charged at our regular classified ad rate. Families and funeral homes are urged to make sure information supplied to The News is checked carefully for accuracy and correct spelling. The News assumes no re^ sponsibility for incorrect information submitted to us. All obituaries should be typed. Deadline for all obituary information is 6 p.m. For further information, contact The News at 744-3611, extension 238. Funerals TODAY Laura Johnston, 89, of La Marque, died Thursday; services 10 a.m. today, Chattanooga Memorial Park Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tenn. Grace B. Saiazar, 70, of Bacliff, died Friday; services 10 a.m. today, Jack Rowe Funeral Home; burial will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery. Visitation is set John T. Lenor TEXAS CITY — Mr. John T. Lenor, 71, of Texas City, Texas, died Saturday, Sept. 16,1989, at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Services will' be Wednesday, Sept. 20, 1989, at 1 p.m. at McKinney Memorial United Methodist Church in La Marque. Dr. Nathaniel Humphrey will officiate. Burial will follow services at Mainland Memorial Cemetery in Hitchcock. Visitation will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Mainland chapel. A wake will be held 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mainland chapel. Mr. Lenor was born April 29, 1918, in Galveston, Texas. He was a retired shipping and receiving clerk 'at Union Carbide of Texas City, a faithful member of the McKinney Memorial United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the usher board and United Methodist Men. He was a member of La Marque Masonic Lodge No. 373 Free and Accepted Masons Prince Hall Affiliation and a member of Anderson Street Neighborhood Club. Survivors include four children, Daisy J. McKenzie and John T. Lenor Jr., both of Houston, Joyce E. Johnson of Missouri City and Wesley Ray Lenor of Houston; one brother, Eldridge Lenor of La Marque; five grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be friends of the family Robert Williams, John L. Arrow, Reuben G. White, Melvin Britton, Calvin Britton and Buyan Ross. Memorials may be sent to Mainland Funeral Home, 2711 Texas Ave., La Marque, Texas, 77568. Clemente R. Garcia GALVESTON — Clemente Romo Garcia, 69, of Galveston, Texas, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 1989, at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Services will be 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1989, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Father Walter Sheffild will officiate. Burial will follow funeral services at Calvary Cemetery in Galveston. Visitation will be 5 p.m. Monday at Broadway Funeral Home. A rosary will be recited at 6:30 pm. Monday, Sept. 18, 1989, in the memorial room of Broadway Funeral Home. Mr. Garcia was born Nov. 23, 1919, in Bastrop, Texas. He was a retired auto painter. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific. He received the Purple Heart. Survivors include his wife, Catalina Garcia of Galveston; three daughters, Helen Campos, Frances Rodriguez and JoAnn Pena, all of Galveston; four sons, Carlos Garcia of Hitchcock and Clemente Garcia Jr., Jose A. Garcia and Michael Garcia, all of Galveston; two sisters, Carmen Garcia of La Marque and Connie Gaona of Houston; four brothers, Eugene Garcia and Johnny Garcia, both of Galveston, Jose E. Garcia of Hitchcock and BonoFacio Garcia of Waco; 21 grandchildren; and one great- grandchild. Pallbearers will be Robert Garcia, Michael Garcia, Joe Garcia, Carlos Garcia, Carlos Garcia Jr. and Clemente Garcia III. Charles R.Williams GALVESTON - Mr. Charles R. Williams, 65, of Galveston, Texas, died Friday, Sept. 15, 1989, at University of Texas Medical Branch hospital emergency, room in Galveston. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 1989, at Carter Temple C.M.E. Church. The Rev. H.Q. Dickerson will officiate. Burial will follow funeral services at Lakeview Cemetery in Galveston. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1989, at Fields Funeral Home. A wake will be held 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1989, in the chapel of Fields Funeral Home. Mr. Williams was born Dec. 25, 1923, in Center, Texas. He was a retired GSA service supervisor. Mr. Williams was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of AFGE Local No. 2488 and the American Legion Gus Allen Post. He was owner of the Vagabond Club. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Imogene Williams of Galveston; three daughters, Toni Williams of Houston and Evelyn Gully and Cheryl Green, both of Galveston; two' sons, Chris Williams and David Williams,- both of Galveston; three brothers, Clyde Williams, Wadie Williams and Bruce Williams, all of Galveston; three sisters, Imay Fay Kay of Texas City and Reba Williams and Hazel Brooks, both of Galveston; nine grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. . Pallbearers will be nephews. Memorials may be sent to Fields Funeral Home, 2702 Ave. L, Galveston, 77550. National report Famous feud could be memorialized Associated Press MATEWAN, W.Va. — The Hat- fields and McCoys don't fight anymore and many of them would just as soon forget their ancestors' feud. But some in the community are trying to find a way to commemorate the bloodshed. "There are a lot of grandsons of Devil Anse (Hatfield) and his brothers around here," said Paul McAllister, director of the new Matewan Development Center. "Most of them are in their 60s and they're a little bit bitter about the reputations they had to grow up with and live with." The Matewan Development Center, located in the only three- story building in the town of 800, features a photo display on the massacre and other incidents in the town's history. It draws a few people a week. McAllister is hoping the National Park Service will help turn Matewan into a tourist attraction. He envisions a museum, for instance, within 10 years. It's been 100 years this month since a jury sentenced eight Hatfield clan members to life in prison and ordered a ninth hanged for the slaying of five McCoys, ending the bloodshed in which 10 to 20 people*?, died. fw But most participants died of old age. The Hatfields' patriarch, William Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield, found religion and gained community respect before he died in 1921 at the age of 83. His grave at Sarah Ann in Logan County is marked by a towering Italian marble sculpture of him. The leader of the McCoys, Randolph "Old Ran'l" McCoy, embittered by the deaths of five of his 16 children, moved to town in Pikeville, Ky., dying in 1910 at age 85. Buried with them are the real Paul McAllister with photo of Hatfield clan reasons behind the feud in the heart of Appalachia. What is known is that the Hat- fields, living mainly in what is now Mingo County, W.Va., and the McCoys, in Pike County, Ky., fought on and off for a dozen years in the region's wooded tangle of valleys and ridges. Some say the feud started in 1878 over a pig that belonged to the McCoys and ended up in a Hatfield pen. Others say the dispute stemmed from the Civil War, in which, this version goes, the Hat- fields fought for the Confederacy and the McCoys the Union. Others say both families fought for the South. Romantics say the feud stemmed from an illicit affair between Johnse Hatfield and Roseanna McCoy, and that she eventually bore him a child out of wedlock. Robert McCoy, a former Matewan mayor, is among those who had to grow up with the stigma attached to the feud, even though his branch of the family had economic ties to Devil Anse and never took part in the bloodshed. _ Briefly Activists protest nuclear power TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — About 40 peace activists carrying banners and beating drums began a 200-mile march Sunday to protest the use of nuclear power in the U.S. space program and by the military. The three-week march began at Cape Canaveral, where the Navy's nuclear-armed Trident 2 missile system is tested, and will take demonstrators to Kings Bay, Ga., where the missiles are to be deployed aboard submarines. Members of the Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice plan to join hundreds of other activists in a rally Oct. 8 outside the gates of the Georgia submarine base. Coalition spokesman Bruce Gagnon said the activists will average 10 miles per day, stopping to distribute literature along the way. They are protesting both the Navy's Trident 2 program and NASA's plans to launch a nuclear-powered spacecraft aboard the next space shuttle. Dole plugs capital gains plan WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole said Sunday that while expanding individual retirement account benefits would be more politically popular, cutting the top capital gains tax rate would be of greater benefit overall. Dole said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that President Bush is "on the right course" pressing for a cut in taxes on profits from the sale of stocks, real estate and other investments. The House Ways and Means Committee last week ap-~ proved the reduction. The Kansas Republican said Sen. Lloyd Bentsen's proposal to restore partial tax deductions on contributions to IRAs is "a great idea." Congress seeks to save aircraft WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush's decision earlier this year to cancel the Navy's F-14D jet fighter that achieved fame in the movie "Top Gun" touched off a major campaign in Congress to save the carrier aircraft. The lobbying paid off last month when the House approved a bill that restored |l billion for 24 planes over the next two years. The Senate, in its defense bill, had endorsed the president's plan to kill the Tomcat fighter. As members of the House and Senate get down to fashioning a final version of the defense bill during the coming week, congressional backers of the F-14D are taking heart in the woes of another aircraft — the Advanced Tactical Fighter. The two prototypes of the plane — one for the Navy and one for the Air Force — will not share a common design, forcing the Defense Department to pay for two separate fighter plane programs, according to recent reports. Navy stands by Iowa disaster report Accnriafori PTACC t«n u~_ *u_ i_ _• ~ . ™ Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — The Navy is standing by its conclusion that a USS Iowa crewman probably deliberately caused a blast aboard the battleship that killed 47 men, despite a report that.the battleship was being used for high-explosive experiments. Transcripts from the Navy investigation of the April 19 blast showed that an improper type of gun powder was being used experimen- tally when the explosion occurred inside the ship's No.2 turret, which has three 16-inch guns, Media General News Service reported Sunday. "Everything was very carefully considered," said Cmdr. Mark Baker, a Navy spokesman at the Pentagon, who defended the Navy's official report on the explosion. The Pentagon report said circumstantial evidence indicated gunner's mate Clayton Hartwig of Cleveland intentionally sparked the explosion. However, the report said it would be impossible to prove because all those nearby died in the explosion, including Hartwig. But the detailed transcripts showed that the Navy command that requested the experiments — the Naval Sea Systems Command — was the same agency that performed the tests that led to the Navy's conclusion about the cause of the explosion, Hartwig's family has requested a congressional investigation. 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