CLIFTON A. BRASHIER JR. Brashier, 69, of Atlanta, Georgia, died Dec. 20, 2013. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1969. He also was a member of the Georgia Bar. Brashier was an associate with Sanders Masters Watson and Brown in Wichita Falls from 1974 to 1975; a senior estate tax attorney with the Internal Revenue Service in Atlanta from 1975 to 1980; assistant executive director of the State Bar of Georgia from 1980 to 1993; and executive director of the State Bar of Georgia from 1993 to 2013. In 2006, he was awarded the State Bar of Georgia Distinguished Service Award. Brashier was an assistant staff judge advocate of the U.S. Army Safeguard Systems. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Tammy; daughters, Loren Brashier Gleason and Caroline Brashier; and three grandchildren. MONICA LYNNE LUEBKER Luebker, 46, of Rockwall, died Sept. 22, 2013. She received her law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1991. Luebker was an attorney for more than 20 years in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including her time as a partner in Figari & Davenport from 2001 to 2009 and in Fishman, Jackson, and Luebker from 2010 to 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Hannah Shows; mother, Dianne; father, James; stepmother Debbie; and brother, Christopher. ED WAYNE BARTON Barton, 74, of Vidor, died Dec. 23, 2012. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1981. Barton was an attorney with the Gilbert Adams Law Firm in Beaumont from 1981 to 1983, an attorney with Stephenson & Thompson in Orange from 1983 to 1986, and owner of the Ed Barton Law Office in Orange from 1986 to 2012. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1959. Barton is survived by his wife of seven years, Judy; sons, James, David, and Michael; daughters, Susan and Kathryn; stepchildren, Stacey Castolenia, Roy Schroeder, and Ray Schroeder; siblings, Don, Johnny, Ronnie, Roger, Gary, and Bobbie Joe; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. JOHN F. CARTER II Carter, 74, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, died Dec. 30, 2013. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1970. Carter practiced for 24 years at Hutcheson and Grundy in Houston, including five years as managing partner. He then was senior counsel to Akin Gump and a principal in the Carter Law Office in Houston. During the Clinton administration, Carter was a senior adviser to the U.S. Department of Energy. He served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1967. Carter is survived by his wife of 13 years, Catherine; son, John F. Carter III; daughter, Marion Carter Jensen; and six grandchildren. CLINTON H. MONTGOMERY Montgomery, 88, of Waco, died Jan. 10, 2014. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1950. Montgomery practiced for 15 years in the legal department of Casualty Insurance Companies, was in private practice for five years, and was regional counsel to the Department of Veterans Affairs in Waco. After retiring in 1990, he investigated equal employment opportunity discrimination complaints on a contract basis for the VA until 1998. Montgomery served in the U.S. Navy and the Naval Reserve. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Clara Inez; daughters, Randie Johnson and Ann Batterson; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. JAMES WARREN BOWMAN Bowman, 85, of Lubbock, died Feb. 11, 2014. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1953. Bowman practiced law in Lubbock until the age of 80, first with his close friend Rodrick L. Shaw. An avid Red Raider, he also taught political science at Texas Tech University for 20 years. Bowman enjoyed traveling the United States and world with his family. He served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps and was in the U.S. Army Reserve for 23 years, retiring as a colonel. He is survived by his wife, Imogene; daughters, Jean Ann Cantore and Judy Coats; and one grandchild. FRED EDWARDS Edwards, 63, of the Woodlands, died Feb. 10, 2014. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1974. Edwards managed a thriving legal practice for 18 years and then became judge of the 9th District Court in Montgomery County for 20 years, retiring in 2012. Edwards founded the Child Advocates Program in Montgomery County. He loved spending time with his family and poker buddies and was passionate about Civil War and Texas history. He is survived by his wife, Katherine; daughters, Elizabeth and Kathryn; mother, Joyce; brother, Jimmie; and sisters, Wanda Minshew and Elwanda Edwards. JOSEPH DARR BRANDSTETTER Brandstetter, 87, of San Antonio, died June 28, 2013. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1959. Brandstetter had a private practice in Houston and, from 1962 to 1982, was an intelligence special agent for the Treasury Department in Dallas. From 1982 to 2006, he owned an income tax business in Dallas. Brandstetter was an avid bicyclist and marathoner. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Theresa; son, Joseph William; daughter, Anna Kutz; stepchildren Ken Barden III, D. Mike Barden, Lee Barden, Theresa McClung, Laura Gabbei, and Rose Longoria; brothers, William and John; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. JAMES D. NORVELL Norvell, 74, of North Richland Hills, died Dec. 6, 2013. He received his law degree from George Washington University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1974. Norvell was an attorney with Wyatt Lipscomb in Houston and Norvell & Conley in Abilene before founding and practicing as a trial attorney with Norvell & Associates in Abilene, where he represented highprofile clients such as Billy Sol Estes. He also hosted the radio program Legal Beagle and was Republican county chairman for Taylor County. Upon retiring, he took up writing historical fiction and self-published a novel. Norvell served in the U.S. Navy for 17 years, which included three tours of duty in Vietnam and several citations, including the National Defense Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal. He is survived by his wife of seven years, Barbara; sons, James, Josh, attorney Blake; daughters, Julia Fantoni and Stephanie Hagen; and four grandchildren. ROBERT JONES CHOATE Choate, 58, of Wiergate, died Nov. 15, 2013. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1982. Choate was an assistant district attorney of Walker County during the early 1980s; an associate of Seale, Stover, Coffield & Gatlin in Jasper in the mid-80s; an assistant DA of Jasper County from 1990 to 1993; an attorney in private practice in Newton from 1994 to 2010; and DA of Newton County from 2010 to 2013. Choate is survived by his fiancé, Sharon Henslee; and brother, Butch Choate. MARTIN LOUIS KAHN Kahn, 69, of Irving, died Nov. 6, 2013. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1970. Kahn was an associate of Weinberg and Sandoloski from 1970 to 1972 and then was in private practice with Martin L. Kahn & Associates from 1972 to 2013. He was a life member of the Texas Family Law Foundation and a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists and the College of the State Bar. Kahn is survived by his wife of 48 years, Molly; sons, Andrew and James; daughters, Katherine Wood and Marie Vaughan; nephews, attorney Ernest Everson and attorney Michael Deadman; brother, David; and eight grandchildren. ANDREW FRANK WALCH Walch, 80, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, died Dec. 8, 2013. He received his law degree from South Texas College of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1971. Walch was a geologist prior to obtaining his law degree and thereafter worked as a natural resource and water rights attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in the District of Columbia and in Denver, Colorado, in its Environmental and Natural Resources Division. He received several honors including two John Marshall Awards for outstanding work in litigation and the Muskie-Chafee Award for helping to protect the environment. Walch served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. He is survived by his friend and wife of more than 22 years, Janey; daughter, Laura Devin; son, Bruce; and two grandsons. H. MICHAEL BARTLEY Bartley, 65, of Cooper, died Nov. 13, 2013. He received his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1976. Bartley joined the U.S. Air Force in 1970 and served as a staff judge advocate in Texas, Louisiana, England, and Turkey from 1976 to 1997. After retiring from the military, he was in private practice in Cooper from 1998 to 2009 and was attorney of Delta County from 2000 to 2009. Bartley, a licensed pilot, enjoyed spending time on his farm, singing, and playing piano, and he was dedicated to his family and the service of his country. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Donette, and brother, Jim. CARMEN CARRASCO URIAS Urias, 46, of Irving, died Feb. 28, 2013. She received her law degree from Texas Wesleyan School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1998. Urias, a family law attorney with the Law Office of Carmen C. Urias, was a guardian ad litem and volunteered to do many pro bono cases. She is remembered for her sense of humor and professionalism. Urias is survived by her son, Noe Michael; parents, Ramon and Beatriz; brother, Tony; sisters, Michelle Fuentes and Elizabeth Carrasco; and one grandchild. THOMAS CHESTER INGRAM JR. Ingram, 86, of Georgetown, died Dec. 10, 2013. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admit- ted to the Texas Bar in 1959. From 1959 to 1998, he was owner of Tom C. Ingram in Dallas and also spent time as state governor for the Civitan Club and as a member of the Kiwanis Club of Sun City Georgetown. Ingram served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1947. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Marilyn; sons, Thomas and Michael; brother, Bill; two grandchildren; and nine step-grandchildren. FRANK ANDREWS Andrews, 66, of Hunt, died Nov. 26, 2013. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1974. Andrews was in private practice in Dallas from 1974 to 1986, a state district judge of the 116th District Court from 1987 to 1996, a special master in private practice in Dallas from 1996 to 2006, and a special master in private practice in Hunt from 2006 to 2013. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Cheryl; son, Forrest; daughter, Kathrin Eliot; and two grandchildren. HAROLD “HAL” NELSON Nelson, 85, of Austin, died Feb. 23, 2014. He received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1965. Nelson was a radio announcer and news reporter in Austin while working toward his law degree and continued to do so part-time after becoming licensed. In 1972, he joined the legal department of the Texas Department of Health, and from 1980 until his retirement in 1992, he was general counsel. Nelson founded and was the first president of the Texas Press Club, and he was for his generous spirit. He is survived by his son, Michael, and grandson, Eric. BARBARA BOBO LEGRANDE LeGrande, 74, of Fort Myers, Florida, died June 2, 2013. She received her law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1982. She also was a member of the Florida Bar. From 1982 to 2013, LeGrande was a member in the firm of LeGrande and LeGrande. She lived a life of adventure, having been a decoy for the Oklahoma City Police Department, receiving her master’s at age 40 and law degree at 43, and serving as president of the Southwest Florida Women Lawyers. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, attorney James Leray LeGrande; sons, Frank and Michael; brother, John Bobo; sister, Leigh Stipe; and six grandchildren. JAMES HAROLD CLACK Clack, 86, of Midland, died Jan. 27, 2014. He received his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1963. Clack had a private practice in Andrews from 1963 to 1981 and then was district judge of the 109th Judicial District Court in Andrews, Winkler, and Crane counties for 10 years. In retirement, he enjoyed traveling, gardening, and spending time with his family. Clack served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Barbara; children, Gene, Steve, and Cynthia, all attorneys; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
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