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Leona Lucille Britton

August 6, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Wednesday, February 29, 1928
Died: 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Funeral: 
Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Leona Lucille Britton, 86, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 in a Weatherford nursing center. Funeral is set for 10 a.m. Friday at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel with interment in East Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is from 6-8 pm Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Britton was born Feb. 29, 1928 in Weatherford where she was a lifelong resident. She was a homemaker and a member of Tin Top Church of Christ. She was an artist and loved to paint landscapes, she loved RV traveling and loved to sew. Leona is preceded in death by her husband Warren Harding Britton.
Survivors include her daughter, Becky Clark and husband David of Granbury; son, Jerry Britton and wife Sherry of Blanket; sisters, Katherine Henderson of Weatherford and Thelma Mills of Danville, Ky.; brother, George Berry of Weatherford; three grandchildren, Sean Gendron and wife Heather, Jennifer Britton, and Joshua Britton and wife Stacy; andfour great grandchildren.

Mary Evelyn Fox

August 6, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Monday, December 31, 1928
Died: 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Funeral: 
Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Mary Evelyn Fox, 84, of Weatherford died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, surrounded by her family at a local hospital.
Funeral service is set for 10 a.m. Friday in White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford with interment at Hill Cemetery in Parker County. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mary Evelyn Phillips was born Aug. 31, 1929 to Pelham Bailey and Mary Carolyn Thomas Phillips in Millsap. She grew up in Millsap and graduated from Millsap High School. She met and married James "Jim" Fox March 18, 1951. She worked as an administrative assistant for the Department of Human Resources and retired from after many years of dedicated service. Mary loved to sew, cook, play piano and sing, but most of all she loved her family. She was a devoted Christian and was a lifelong member of Highway Church of Christ.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, James "Jim" Fox Feb. 18, 2014; daughter, Angie Jackson; and grandson, Justin David Fox.
Survivors include her sons, Gregory Fox and Michael Fox, of Weatherford; grandchildren, Phillip, Amy, Josh, Melissa, Bailee, Jeremiah, Sarah, and Jacob; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Opal Thornton; brothers, Orville Phillips and Cleo Phillips; brother-in-law, Charles Fox and wife, Jenette, of San Antonio; friend, Nancy Fox of McAllen; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of church family and friends.

Donald Ray "Donnie" Swancy

August 6, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Saturday, December 8, 1951
Died: 
Monday, August 4, 2014
Funeral: 
Friday, August 8, 2014 - 14:00
Location: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Donald Ray “Donnie” Swancy, 62, of Weatherford, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 at his residence. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 in the Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel with interment in East Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at the funeral home
Mr. Swancy was born Dec. 8, 1951 in Weatherford, where he had lived most of his life. Swancy, formerly of Las Vegas, was a radio broadcaster and former professor at UNLV. He was a member of the Couts Memorial United Methodist Church, a music aficionado, rock and roll historian, and author of the textbook, “British Invasion ‘60s Music.”
He is survived by his mother, Lanette Swancy of Weatherford; sister, Kay Kearby of Fort Worth; brothers, Craig Swancy and wife, Ruth of Weatherford and Doug Swancy and wife, Kimberly of Weatherford; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Charles Edward "Chuck" Katlic

August 4, 2014 by Phil Major

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Born: 
Monday, January 8, 1923
Died: 
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Funeral: 
Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1500 Ball St., Weatherford
Memorials may be made to: 
Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund or American Legion Post 163 Flag Fund
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Charles Edward "Chuck" Katlic, Jr., 91, of Weatherford died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014.
Funeral service is set for 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1500 Ball St., Weatherford with interment at Whitt Cemetery.
Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the American Legion Hall, 200 Cartwright Park Rd., Weatherford.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund or American Legion Post 163 Flag Fund.
Charles Edward Katlic, Jr. was born Jan. 8, 1923 to Charles A. and Mary Novak Katlic in Millersville, Md. He served in the United States Army as a sergeant during World War II, fighting valiantly in the Battle of the Bulge. Katlic was a life member of VFW, American Legion, Combat Infrantrymen's Assoc., D.A.V., and 99th Division Assoc. He served two terms as president of Trinity Lutheran Church. He worked for the U.S. Coast Guard as chief supply officer.
Katlic volunteered for most of his life with the VFW and American Legion and was instrumental in dedicating many veterans parks and decorating with flags on all military holidays. One of his proudest days was in 2013 when the street leading to the American Legion Hall was renamed in his honor as Chuck Katlic Lane.
He was preceded in death by three sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Ola Katlic; daughter, Charlene Ella Rowles and husband, Thomas; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; siblings, Marge Lucas, Evelyn Lam and James Katlic; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Jordan Paredes

August 4, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Saturday, June 20, 1998
Died: 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Funeral: 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 13:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Avenue, Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-481

Jordan Paredes, 16, of Weatherford died suddenly Tuesday, July 29, 2014.
Funeral service is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5 in White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Avenue, Weatherford with interment at Tin Top Cemetery, Weatherford.
Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Jordan Ricardo Paredes was born June 20, 1998 to Damien Paredes and Amanda Cooper in Fort Worth. He was the oldest of six. Jordan would have been a junior at Weatherford High School. He was an organ donor.
He was preceded in death by great-grandmother, Ruth Morgan; great-grandmother Patricia Winfrey; great-uncle, Raymond Koopman; great-grandparents, John and Pauline Brown; great-grandfather, Genaro Paredes; and great-grandparents, Sue and Gene Miller.
Survivors include his father, Damien Paredes and second mother, Jennifer Carroll; mother, Amanda Cooper and step-father, Aaron Davis; siblings, Chance, Breanna, Abram, Caden and Austin; grandparents, Pamela Brown, Ric Paredes, Wanda Cooper, Joseph Allen Cooper, II, Clint and Sharon Carroll; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.

Billy Ray Beene

August 4, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Monday, February 20, 1933
Died: 
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Funeral: 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Avenue, Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Billy Ray Beene, 81, of Weatherford died Thursday, July 31, 2014 at his home.
Funeral service is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday in White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Avenue, Weatherford with interment at East Greenwood Cemetery
Visitation is from 4-6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Billy Ray Beene was born Feb. 20, 1933 to William A. and Bertha Crella Beene in Weatherford. He was a football coach for several high schools and loved to play golf with friends. His friends nicknamed him "short and loud" because when he was out, people knew he was around. Billy was an active member of First Baptist Church of Weatherford for many years.
Billy was preceded in death by his little girl, Sheri Campbell Beene.
Survivors include his sons, William Ray Beene and Russell Douglas Beene; grandchildren, Meri and Melina Campbell and Robert Beene; favorite cousin, Tommy Chilcutt; and many other family members and friends.

Robert Dale Byrd

August 4, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Sunday, July 24, 1960
Died: 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Funeral: 
Monday, August 4, 2014 - 11:00
Location: 
Long Creek Cemetery in Hood County
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Robert Dale Byrd, 54, of Weatherford died Tuesday, July 29, 2014.
Graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4 at Long Creek Cemetery in Hood County.
Robert Dale Byrd was born July 24, 1960 to B.J. and Jo Ann Hicks Byrd in Henrietta. He was a longtime member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was a missionary. He owned his own bookkeeping business for the last 10 years. He was a DJ for an internet radio station, and computers and music were his world.
Robert was preceded in death by his father, B.J. Byrd.
Survivors include his mother, Jo Ann Byrd; brother, Larry Byrd and Sara Byrd; nephews, Larry Byrd, Jr. and wife, Jennifer, and James Byrd and wife, Malissa; great-nephew, Calvin; great-nieces, Jayden and Reagan; and many local and internet friends.

Loyd Dale Hamilton

August 1, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Friday, October 8, 1926
Died: 
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Funeral: 
Monday, August 4, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
East Greenwood Cemetery
Memorials may be made to: 
Lemley Cemetery Association or the Shriners Hospital
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

Loyd Dale Hamilton, 87, of Weatherford, died Thursday, July 31, 2014 in a local nursing facility.
Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 in the East Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3 at the funeral home. Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Hamilton was born Oct. 8, 1926 and was a resident of Weatherford most of his life. He was retired as owner of L&E Enterprises, former salesman for Hamilton Tires, a member of the Disciples of Christ Church, Masonic Lodge, Moslah Shrine, active in the DeMolay Program and he was a U.S. Army veteran. He loved children and helped many people get accepted to the Shriners Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evalyn Hamilton; father, Charles Hamilton; mother, Ether Hamilton; step-mother, Florene Hamilton; sister, Pauline Hamilton; and brothers, Gifford Hamilton, Elwood Hamilton and Marshall Hamilton.
He is survived by brothers, Billy Hamilton of Pottsboro and Gary Hamilton and wife Sherry of Bedford; sisters-in-law, Grace Hamilton Johnson of Abilene and Jo Sneed of Weatherford; niece and caregiver, Charlene McLeod and husband Maurice, of Abilene; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be sent to the Lemley Cemetery Association or the Shriners Hospital.

Braxton Paige Caner

July 30, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Monday, March 8, 1999
Died: 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Funeral: 
Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 14:00
Location: 
New River Fellowship, 3252 Interstate 20 Frontage Rd Hudson Oaks
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Funeral service for Braxton Caner, 15, Aledo High School student, will be held at the New River Fellowship Church in Hudson Oaks Saturday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. Caner died July 29, 2014.

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Joyce Mae Brown

July 28, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Wednesday, February 24, 1932
Died: 
Friday, July 25, 2014
Funeral: 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 14:00
Location: 
White's Funeral Home Chapel in Azle
Memorials may be made to: 
American Cancer Society
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Joyce Mae Brown, 82, died Friday, July 25, 2014.
Memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at White's Funeral Home Chapel in Azle.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Brown was born Feb. 24, 1932, to Edmond and Olivia Phillips in St. Landry Parish, La. For the last seven years, she resided with her daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Thomas Jackson, in Azle.
She had the opportunity to travel the world with her family and husband, Sydney Brown, of over 20 years. Joyce was one of 13 children. Her passion was spending time with family and reunions were an annual celebration.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Sydney Brown; her son, Jack Johnson; brothers, Jessie, Donald and Matthew; and sisters, Gloria, Mable and Rosalie Phillips.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Thomas Jackson; grandchildren, Kraig Gillis, Carrie Baker, Jessie Johnson and Luke Johnson; eight great-grandchildren who fondly called her "GG"; and sisters, Isabelle Armond, Irene Scallon, Vera Chauncey, Geraldine Darbonne, Peggy Barker and Mary Feig.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, September 2

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 3:30 p.m.

  • AHS at Denton Guyer;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 4

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, 4:00 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Johnson County Sports Association, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 5

  • AHS at Colleyville Heritage;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV at Christian Life Prep, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity at Faustina Academy, 7:00 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Bishop Amat at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 6

  • AHS 9th A and 9th B at Chisholm Trail Freshman Tournament, times TBA

  • AHS at Southlake Carroll Invitational, Meadowmere Park, 3000 Meadowmere Lane, Grapevine, Texas 76051, 7:00 a.m.

Monday, September 8

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Tison at Aledo High School, 4:20 p.m.

Tuesday, September 9

  • AHS Varsity vs. Everman at Aledo, 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Burleson Kerr MS, Scrimmage;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Kerr MS at Aledo MS, Scrimmage;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS at Richland;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

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