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Elton Lee Durant

December 10, 2010 by Brittany Blank

Born: 
Monday, October 8, 1923
Died: 
Friday, December 3, 2010
Services: 
Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 11:00am
Location: 
The Chapel at North Side Baptist Church
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

Elton Lee Durant, 87, passed away at home December 3, 2010. He was born October 8, 1923 in Buffalo, Texas to Ben F. Durant and Clara Durant.

Elton served in WW II as a Merchant Marine in the North Atlantic, Alaska and France on D-Day. While docked in Barry, South Wales he met the love of his life and wife of 65 years, Lucy. They married July 4, 1945. After moving to Weatherford in 1951 he was employed at General Dynamics in Fort Worth. In the early 1960’s he took over as manager of the Jamison Egg Farm (later Hisey Egg Farms) until starting Durant’s Automotive with his two sons.

Mr. Durant was preceded in death by his parents, son, Duane, brother, Lawrence and granddaughter, Sheila.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Lucy; son, Paul and wife Joan of Weatherford; brothers, Franklin C. and wife, Dorothy, James L. and wife, Mable, Melton E. and wife, Evelyn, Reagan H. and wife, Barbara and Robert Alton and wife Billie Dean; sisters, Annie Mae and husband John, Virginia and husband, David and Bennie Faye Stafford; brother-in-law, William Braund and wife, Joyce of England; grandchildren, Kristi, Doug, Richard, Stefenie, Michael, Marion and eleven great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, December 11, 2010 in the chapel at North Side Baptist Church..

Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Sports Calendar

Friday, March 27

  • Aledo Varsity at Crowley Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Preview at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Texas Relays, Qualifiers Only

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Crowley at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Crowley, 5:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Granbury at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

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