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Alan Dwayne Plumley

July 14, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Thursday, February 3, 1949
Died: 
Friday, July 11, 2014
Funeral: 
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 11:00
Location: 
White's Azle Chapel, 105 Denver Trail, Azle
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home 105 Denver Trail Azle, TX 76020

Alan Dwayne Plumley, 65, died July 11, 2014 with his family by his side.
Service is set for 11 a.m. Monday at White's Azle Chapel, 105 Denver Trail, Azle with interment in Azleland Memorial Park, 850 N. Cardinal Rd., Azle.
Dwayne was born Feb. 3, 1949 in Bastrop, La. to Willie O'dell and Esther Estelle Mayo Plumley.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Claud Dell Plumley; sister, Glenda Plumley; and son, Alan Plumley, Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Cleida Plumley; granddaughter, Ashley Plumley and her son, Aiden Landry Plumley; and granddaughter, Kendra Plumley; brother, James Albert Plumley; sisters, Joyce Ann Snyder and Barbara Ruth McGee; numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Darlene Pickle

July 9, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Saturday, October 12, 1940
Died: 
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Funeral: 
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 13:00
Location: 
Winscott Road Funeral Home
Funeral Home: 
Winscott Road Funeral Home 1001 Winscott Road Benbrook, TX

Darlene Pickle, 73, died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
Memorial service is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Winscott Road Funeral Home, 1001 Winscott Road, Benbrook.
Mrs. Pickle was born Oct. 12, 1940, in Hobbs, N.M. She was a warranty clerk in the automotive industry.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Opal Pittman; and husband, James Pickle.
Survivors include her daughter, Dana Johnson of Azle; son, James Pickle of Weatherford; granddaughters, Shanna Anderson (Eric), and Jamie Johnston; great-grandchildren, Lila, Chloe, Lily, Trent, Kurt, and Little Eric; brothers, Gary Pittman and Johnny Pittman; sister, Carolyn King; and best friends, Linda Blackwell and Terri Clary.

Suzanne Roberts Brown

July 8, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Thursday, December 10, 1953
Died: 
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Funeral: 
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 14:00
Location: 
North Side Baptist Church, 910 N. Main St., Weatherford
Memorials may be made to: 
North Side Baptist Church Music Ministry, 910 N. Main St., Weatherford, Texas 76086
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Suzanne Roberts Brown of Weatherford died July 6, 2014, after a courageous 50-year battle with Type 1 Diabetes and all the many complications associated with the debilitating disease.
Memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Friday at North Side Baptist Church, 910 N. Main St., Weatherford.
In lieu of usual remembrances, the Brown family suggests contributions in Suzanne's memory to North Side Baptist Church Music Ministry, 910 N. Main St., Weatherford, Texas 76086.
Mrs. Brown was born in Nocona Dec. 10, 1953, the daughter of Wylie and Adeline (Letz) Roberts. She moved to Kaufman in 1963 and graduated from Kaufman High School in 1972. Brown attended Tyler Junior College for one year and transferred to Texas Woman's University in Denton where she earned her bachelor's degree in nursing. She worked for 30 years as a dedicated nurse in Weatherford, and All Saints and Harris Methodist hospitals in Fort Worth.
Brown married Jerry Wayne Brown May 30, 1975 in Kaufman. They made their home in Weatherford, where their son, Matthew Wesley was born. The family enjoyed skiing and a variety of other vacations. Suzanne especially enjoyed visiting and traveling with a group of life long girlfriends from her school days dubbed the "sisterchicks."

Billy House

July 8, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Friday, August 5, 1932
Died: 
Monday, July 7, 2014
Funeral: 
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
Azle Church of Christ
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home 105 Denver Trail Azle, TX 76020

Billy House, 81, died Monday, July 7, 2014 in Fort Worth.
Funeral is set for 10 a.m. Friday at Azle Church of Christ, 336 Northwest Pkwy., Azle. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Jones Cemetery in Utopia. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at White's Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail, Azle.
Mr. House was born Aug. 5, 1932, in Colorado City to Willie T. and Frances Moore House. He resided in Odessa for 20 years, attending Odessa High School. He served in the US Army for two years. Billy and wife, Neva, have lived in Azle for 38 years. He was a truck driver for 42 years, retiring from Roadway Express in September 1994. House said he was tired of driving trucks and pulling trailers. Shortly after retiring, his wife bought a 5th wheel RV. So, he continued to drive a truck and pull a trailer. He enjoyed traveling, especially to national parks and to Canada. Most of all he enjoyed time with his family. House loved attending church and being with his church family and friends.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Doris and brother-in-law, Ross Payne and Adelle and brother-in-law, Cliff Leek; brother-in-law, "Bud" Bizzell; and son-in-law, Pat Kasper.

Neva Lou Shull Wood

July 3, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Thursday, August 15, 1935
Died: 
Monday, June 30, 2014
Funeral: 
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 01:00
Location: 
Birdville Baptist Church
Memorials may be made to: 
Birdville Baptist Church Park Maintenance Fund, 3141 Carson St., Haltom City, 76117
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Neva Lou Shull Wood, 78, died Monday, June 30, 2014.
Service is set for 11 a.m. Thursday at Birdville Baptist Church, 3141 Carson St., Haltom City, 76117 with interment at Zion Hill Cemetery in Weatherford. Visitation is from 9 a.m. to service time Thursday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Birdville Baptist Church Park Maintenance Fund, 3141 Carson St., Haltom City, 76117.
Mrs. Wood was born Aug. 15, 1935, to Harold and Gladys Stevens Shull in Grandfield, Okla. Neva's twin, Reva Sue, lived only seven weeks after their birth. The family moved to Texas in 1942, where Neva graduated from Arlington High School.
She married Cebern Riley Wood Jr. Dec. 20, 1952, and lived in Arlington, Weatherford, and Milton, Fla., before settling back in Fort Worth.
Specializing in creating beautiful surroundings, Neva's greatest joy was providing a loving environment as wife, mom and MeMom. She used her God-given abilities to host and cook for many lifelong friends in her home.
A talented artist and creative crafter, Neva worked in various floral shops and a craft store. She spread love through the joy of the teddy bear and was a member of The Bear Patrol, Texas Guild of Bear Artists and a Fenton Collectors group.
A member of the Sojourner S.S. Class at Birdville Baptist Church, Neva was active in the choir and the VBS ministry.

Danny L. Havens

July 1, 2014 by Phil Major

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Born: 
Sunday, May 3, 1964
Died: 
Monday, June 30, 2014
Funeral: 
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 11:30
Location: 
Greenwood Chapel
Funeral Home: 
GREENWOOD CHAPEL 
Greenwood Funerals-Cremation 
3100 White Settlement Rd.,

Danny L. Havens, 50, of Willow Park died Monday, June 30, 2014, in Dallas surrounded by his family.
Funeral is set for 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Greenwood Chapel with interment in Greenwood Memorial Park.
Donations may be made to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society of Fort Worth.
Mr. Havens was born May 3, 1964 in Fort Worth. He was employed by General Motors and loved to play golf and travel with his family.
 Havens was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Robert S. Wooten Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Valerie Havens; daughter, Haley Havens; son, Jake Havens; parents, George and Dorothy Havens; brother, Alan Havens; mother-in-law, Bobbie Wooten; brother-in-law, David Wooten and wife, Pam; nieces and nephews; numerous other family members; and friends.

David Johnson

June 30, 2014 by Phil Major

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Born: 
Monday, June 2, 1947
Died: 
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Funeral: 
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 13:55
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

David Johnson, 67, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at his home in Azle.
Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
David Allen Johnson was born June 2, 1947, in Arkansas, son of the late George and Lillie Ensley Johnson. He owned and operated David and Son Aledo Automotive for more than 20 years and later drove a truck. David and Dana married in Weatherford Oct. 3, 2003 and moved to Azle about eight years ago.
Johnson was preceded in death by his sisters, Shirley and Marie.
Survivors include his wife, Dana Johnson of Azle; children, Jennifer Gossett and husband, Kelly, of Dennis, and David Johnson II and wife, Robin, of Azle; grandchildren, Shadrach, Titus, Joseph, Andrew, Savannah, Autumn, David III, and Lila; brothers, Bobby Johnson and wife, Marie, of Angola, Ind., and Leslie Johnson of Arkansas; step-children, Shanna Anderson and Jamie Johnston; and a host of family and friends.

Troy Waller

June 30, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Wednesday, August 24, 1977
Died: 
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Funeral: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home 130 Houston Ave Weatherford, TX 76086

Troy Waller, 36, died Saturday, June 28, 2014.
Memorial service is set for 10 a.m Tuesday, July 1 in White's Chapel of Memories.
Mr. Wallace was born Aug. 24, 1977 in Mineral Wells to John Waller and Connie Martin. He lived most of his life in Millsap.
Survivors include his mother, Connie Martin and husband, Roy of Altoona, Ala.; father, John Waller and wife, Pam; brothers, Michael Waller and Benjamin Waller and wife, Dail; grandmothers, Edith Waller and Beverly O'Hara; aunt and uncle, Janie and Gary Glover; cousins, nephews and niece; Ashley and Jay Windham, Wyatt, Casey, Morgan, Johnny, Benjamin and Payten Waller; and family friend, Jerry Walker and his family.

John Blake Merrick, M.D.

June 27, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Sunday, October 15, 1916
Died: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Funeral: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 14:00
Location: 
Grace First Presbyterian Church, 606 Mockingbird Lane, Weatherford
Memorials may be made to: 
Donations may be made to Grace First Presbyterian Church, the WISD Education Foundation, or Manna Storehouse of Weatherford.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

John Blake Merrick, M.D., 97, died Wednesday, June 26, 2014, in Weatherford.
A service celebrating his life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grace First Presbyterian Church, 606 Mockingbird Lane, Weatherford, with a reception following. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace First Presbyterian Church, the WISD Education Foundation, or Manna Storehouse of Weatherford.
Dr. Merrick was born Oct. 15, 1916, in Westfield, N.J., to John Russell and Helen Blake Merrick. After graduating from Colgate University, he received his M.D. from George Washington University Medical School in Washington, D.C. He served in the U. S. Army Air Corps in World War II.
In 1942, he married Eloise Sunderman in Arlington, Va., a wonderful marriage that spanned 70 years until her death in 2013. In 1946, they moved to Weatherford where he joined his medical school classmate Carl H. Whalen and Dr. Ed Smith in a medical practice. His practice spanned 40 years and was typical of that time: a family doctor caring for office patients, pediatrics, obstetrics, routine surgeries, hospital and nursing home rounds, and house calls. He was a lifetime member of the Texas Medical Association.

Mark A. Thompson

June 26, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Sunday, March 4, 1962
Died: 
Monday, June 23, 2014
Funeral: 
Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 17:00
Location: 
White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Mark A. Thompson was born in Indianapolis, Ind., March 4, 1962, and died Monday, June 23, 2014 in Fort Worth. He was passionate about writing, sports, music and his family.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
Mr. Thompson was an accomplished, award-winning writer who began his career in Texas with the El Campo-Leader News before moving to the Weatherford Democrat. After the Weatherford Democrat, he worked for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Then for the past 10 years, he worked for the Quarter Horse News in Fort Worth as the co-editor/journalist.
A graduate of Indiana State, Thompson served as editor of his college paper, The Indiana Statesman, where he will be remembered for an article he penned, "Charlie Chair," following the infamous Bobby Knight chair-throwing incident that appeared in several newspapers in his native state. An avid, lifelong Indiana Pacers fan, Thompson counted his interview with then rookie Michael Jordan as a career highlight for years.
He was the recipient of numerous awards throughout his career, most recently for being the top writer of online articles by American Horse Publications.
Thompson was preceded in death by his father, Mike Thompson; and brother, Gary Thompson.

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