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Carl Motheral Leaves Behind a Legacy, Passes Away at 76

Press release from the issuing company

January 27, 2003 -- Carl Motheral, chairman of Fort Worth Texas based Motheral Printing, passed away last Monday. The cause of death was a heart attack. The funeral was held Thursday at University Christian Church with the burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. The Star-Telegram reported that Mr. Motheral was part of the second generation to run the family-owned printing business that his father and mother, Fitzhugh and Ella Motheral, started in 1934. He joined what was then a small family business in 1950 after graduating from Texas Christian University. He took over its management after his father's death in 1964. Mr. Motheral ran the business along with his brothers Foist and Wesley. The company has more than 200 employees, compared with about 50 in 1964. According to The Star-Telegram, Mr. Motheral helped found Cash America and served on the company's board for many years. He also helped found Artes de Mexico, a Mexican furniture importer. He was involved in civic and business groups, including the Better Business Bureau, Boy Scouts and the Fort Worth and Petroleum clubs, and was active in the Printing Industry of America trade organization, which gave him its lifetime achievement award in 1998. In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Jim and Bill; a daughter, Susan; a brother, Foist; and three grandchildren.