LaVerne Tarpley, born July 5, 1916, in Thurber, died Friday, March 21, 2014. Service: 2 p.m. Monday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Visitation: Noon Monday at the chapel. LaVerne was a longtime resident of Fort Worth. She was a devoted wife, sister and daughter and worked in the retail clothing industry until retirement. She was a faithful member of Sagamore Baptist Church, teaching third-grade Sunday school for many years. She was preceded in death by parents, Rob and Viola Walker, and husbands, Julian Bartlett and Chad Tarpley. Survivors: Sisters, Lonell McBrayer and Emma Jo Reininger; and numerous nephews and nieces.