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Oleane Downing Parten

June 6, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Thursday, September 7, 1922
Died: 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Services: 
Monday, June 9, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
First Baptist Church, 221 W. Church St., Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
White's Weatherford Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Oleane Downing Parten, 91, died June 4, 2014 at her home in Weatherford.
Service is set for 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, 221 W. Church St., Weatherford.
Interment is 3 p.m. Monday at Haven of Memories Memorial Park, Canton.
Visitation is from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
Mrs. Parten was born Sept. 7, 1922 in Henderson County to Jacob Esau and Gladys Oleane Sealy Anthony. She married Billy Frank Downing June 8, 1940. They were married for 50 years when he died in 1990. Most of her adult life was spent in Fort Worth. Oleane loved Jesus and loved doing His work through her church where she held many positions, including Sunday School teacher, youth leader, women's missionary leader, and deacon's wife. She volunteered for Harris Hospital in Fort Worth for many years, and chaired the volunteers. Upon Bill's retirement and after the three girls graduated from high school, they relocated to Weatherford, where she once again became very involved in church and community. On Dec. 14, 1991, Oleane married longtime friend, J.B. Parten and they continued to be actively involved in their church, First Baptist Church, Weatherford. She was always interested and involved in her children's, grandchildren's, and great-grandchildren's lives.

Eloise Roberts O'Donald

June 5, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Tuesday, March 12, 1946
Died: 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Services: 
Monday, June 9, 2014 - 13:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Memorials may be made to: 
Donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 3301 W. Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76107 or the American Heart Assoc., 2630 W. Freeway, Suite 250, Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Eloise Roberts O'Donald, 68,of Weatherford died Wednesday, June 4, 2014.
Service is set for 1 p.m. Monday in White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford. Interment is in East Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at White's Funeral Home.
In lieu of usual remembrances, the family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 3301 W. Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76107 or the American Heart Assoc., 2630 W. Freeway, Suite 250, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.
Mrs. O’Donald was born March 12, 1946 in Weatherford to Willie B. and Bessie Jewel Roberts. She married Jimmy O'Donald Nov. 4, 1973 in Weatherford.
She was a lifelong resident of Weatherford, graduating from Weatherford High School and attending Weatherford College as well as the University of North Texas. She worked as a secretary in administration for Weatherford ISD for 18 years and was a member of the Texas Educational Support Staff Association.
Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Jimmy O'Donald of Weatherford; daughter, Allison Moss and husband, Michael, of Stephenville; sons, Jeff O'Donald and wife, Kelly, of Aledo and Jim O'Donald and wife, Amber, of Weatherford; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Vito Romano of Branson, Mo.; sister, Mary R. Newman of Weatherford; and many other family members and friends.

Bobbie Evelyn Howarth

June 5, 2014 by Phil Major

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Died: 
Monday, June 2, 2014
Services: 
Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 13:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Memorials may be made to: 
Contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, 12672 Silicon Drive, Suite 105, San Antonio, TX 78249
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Bobbie Evelyn Howarth, 84, of Weatherford, died at her home Monday, June 2, 2014.
Funeral is set for 1 p.m. Saturday in White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford. Interment is at 11 a.m. Monday in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, 12672 Silicon Drive, Suite 105, San Antonio, TX 78249.
Mrs. Howarth was born in Aledo, the daughter of the late Henry Eugene and Eliza Jane King.
Bobbie, known by many as Evelyn, worked as the director for Dependent Youth Activities, where she mentored and cared for many children of military families. Prior to that, she was employed at Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood. She was also an active president in the Fort Hood NCO Wives Club and the Fort Hood Women's Bowling Association. Bobbie was a past member of the Church of Christ in Weatherford and the First Christian Church in Carbondale, Ill. She enjoyed traveling, dominoes, cooking, and mostly being with her grandkids and great-grandkids. She was known to everyone as MeMaw.
Bobbie was preceded in death by her sisters, Merle Jackson, Mildred Matthews, Verna Tillery, Ruth Richter and Alma Wolfe and brother, Elmer King.

Ralph Doyle Markum

June 3, 2014 by Phil Major

Died: 
Monday, June 2, 2014
Services: 
Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 12:00
Location: 
Ash Creek Cemetery
Funeral Home: 
Martha Fowler White's Azle Funeral Home 105 Denver Trail Azle, TX 76020

Ralph Doyle Markum, 83, died Monday, June 2, 2014. Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 7 at noon at Ash Creek Cemetery under the direction of White's Azle Funeral Home.
Mr. Markum lived in Texas most of his life, except for six years in Albuquerque, where he met and married Louise Steele in 1963. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in September 2013. RD retired from General Dynamics in 1991. He was preceded in death by his parents, Haskell and Millie Markum. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Louise Markum; sisters, Dorthy Bruner and Geneva Nichols; sons, Daryll (Darla), Larry and Marc Markum; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Jo Ann Millwood

June 3, 2014 by Phil Major

Died: 
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Services: 
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 09:00
Location: 
Ash Creek Cemetery
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home Azle, TX 76020

Jo Ann Millwood, 75, died Sunday, June 1, 2014 after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
Graveside service is set for 9 a.m. Thursday, June 5 at Ash Creek Cemetery.
 Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at White's Azle Funeral Home.
Jo Ann Millwoodwas born in 1939 in Spartanburg, S.C. and married Frank W. Millwood in 1958. They moved to Azle in 1963. She managed the Quik Sak in Azle for 35 years. She enjoyed going to garage sales, thrift shopping, caring for animals and loved spreading the word of Jesus Christ. Jo Ann was preceded in death by her parents and nephew, Robbie Rhymer.
Survivors include husband, of 56 years, Frank W. Millwood retired USAF; son, Frank Millwood Jr. of Springtown; brother, Bobby Rhymer and wife, Joann; niece and nephew, Cathy Henson and Keith Rhymer of Spartanburg, S.C.; grandchildren, Dillon and Bricky Schafrick and their mother, Bridget of Azle; many other family members and friends.

Mary Agatha McClendon

May 30, 2014 by Phil Major

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Born: 
Monday, June 27, 1927
Died: 
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Services: 
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 11:00
Location: 
Silver Creek United Methodist Church
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Home

Mary Agatha McClendon, 86, of Aledo, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in a Weatherford nursing center. Funeral was held at 11 a.m. Friday at Silver Creek United Methodist Church, with interment at Blue Bonnet Hills Cemetery.
Mrs. McClendon was born June 27, 1927 in Cresson to Alfred and Leona Massey. She was a member of Silver Creek United Methodist Church. She was a retired cook and restaurant owner and loved playing bingo. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. McClendon was preceded in death by her husband Clyde McClendon and a granddaughter.
Survivors include her daughters, Donna Hurley of Aledo, Betty McDaniel of Gatlinburg, Tenn., Renee Pitts of Rendon, and Gayle Cruz of Mineral Wells; son, Dudley McClendon of Keller; sister, Wanda Averett of Plano; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great great-grandchildren.

Polly Ann Spurlock

May 28, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Friday, February 25, 1944
Died: 
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Services: 
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 15:00
Location: 
East Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Polly Ann Spurlock, 70, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
Graveside service is set for 3 p.m. Friday at East Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford.
Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
Polly Ann Spurlock was born Feb. 25, 1944 to J.R. and Zona Stearns Reddell in Goldthwaite. She lived in the Mineral Wells and Weatherford areas most of her life. Polly met and married Robert Stevens in 1964 and they lived happily together until he died in 1998. She met and married Michael Spurlock and they enjoyed life together until he died in 2010. Polly was a Christian who put God first in all she did and loved her family with all her heart.
Mrs. Spurlock was preceded in death by sisters, Darlene Fox and Pat Harris.
Survivors include her son, Jesse Stevens and wife, Evangeline, of Mineral Wells; daughter, Trena Coffee and husband, Todd, of Weatherford; grandchildren, Crystal Lothridge and Levi Coffee of Weatherford, James Stevens of Stephenville, Seth Stevens of Denton, Shanna Stevens of Durant, Okla., Alana Stevens of Kerrville; great-grandson, Draven Lothridge of Weatherford; brothers, Sandy Reddell and wife, Diann; Jaylee Reddell, and Aunt Juanita; sister, Autumn Lynn Watts and husband, Dan; and many other loving family members and friends.

Martin Guthrie

May 27, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Thursday, January 4, 1962
Died: 
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Services: 
Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 13:00
Location: 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1010 Timber Oaks, Azle
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home 105 Denver trail Azle, TX 76020

Martin Guthrie, 52, died Saturday, May 24, 2014. Memorial service is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1010 Timber Oaks, Azle.
Mr. Guthrie was born in Fort Worth Jan. 4, 1962 to Ernest Earl and Betty Louise McCann Guthrie. He served in the United States Army Rangers. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Sandy Guthrie; son, Ernest Guthrie; brother, Troy Woodford; sister, Jody Mills; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.

George Page

May 21, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Saturday, December 17, 1960
Died: 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Services: 
Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 13:00
Location: 
Azleland Memorial Park, 850 N. Cardinal Rd., Azle
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a Humane Society of your choice, because of his love of animals.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home 105 Denver Trail Azle, TX 76020

George Page, 53, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, with his family by his side.
Graveside service is set for 1 p.m. Saturday in Azleland Memorial Park, 850 N. Cardinal Rd., Azle. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at White's Azle Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail, Azle.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a Humane Society of your choice, because of his love of animals.
Mr. Page was born Dec. 17, 1960, in San Angelo to Oscar Page and Georgra Jowers Page. He graduated from San Angelo Central High School and attended TSTI in Sweetwater. Page married Lori in November 2007 in Lake Worth. He worked as a welder for Hirschfield Steel for many years and most recently was a foreman for Tippen Fabrication in Boyd. Page loved the outdoors and animals of all kinds. He was a faithful friend and loved spending time with friends and family; he never met a stranger.
Survivors include his wife, Lori Page of Azle; son, J.R. Page and wife, Chandra, of San Angelo; stepdaughters, Whitney Horton of Springtown and Brooke Davis and husband, Charlie, of Azle; grandchildren, Khole, Caleb, Carter, Graycie and Paxton; sister, Jan Call and husband, Keith; niece, Chelsea Middleton; nephew, Brad Call; numerous family and friends.

Vaudean (Deanie) Hambright Smith Eades

May 16, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Friday, January 21, 1927
Died: 
Friday, May 16, 2014
Services: 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 13:00
Location: 
White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Vaudean (Deanie) Hambright Smith Eades, 87, died Friday at home in Weatherford.
Funeral service is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford with interment at Long Creek Cemetery, Hood County.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Meals on Wheels of Weatherford.
Mrs. Eades was born January 21, 1927, in Tolar, the only child of Sam and Margaret Hambright. The family moved to Granbury and she went through school there, graduating in 1944. Deanie was married Feb. 10, 1945, to Walter Harold Smith while he was still in the U.S. Army.
They settled in Fort Worth after the war where Harold worked for the U.S. Post Office. Sons Tracey and Gaylen were born there. The family moved in 1954 to Corpus Christi. Son Page was born there in 1958. All the boys went through school in Corpus Christi. The family was active at Travis Baptist Church and in little league baseball. Deanie was secretary for six years of the Gulf Coast Little League, worked for accountants during tax seasons and had permanent positions at the University of Corpus Christi and Continental Oil Co.
After Harold retired in 1978 they moved to Weatherford. They attended First Baptist Church of Weatherford and were charter members of the Sensational Senior Singers, a local choir.
Harold died in 2004. Later that year, Deanie was honored as Ms. Senior Parker County.

Sports Calendar

Monday, October 20

  • AHS JV Girls & Boys at JV Waxahachie Tournament, Waxahachie CC, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 21

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Granbury MS at Aledo MS;
    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.

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury MS;
    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.

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

Thursday, October 23

  • AHS at District Meet, Cleburne High School, 1501 Harlin Drive, Cleburne, Texas, 76035, 10:00 a.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. Victory Christian at Aledo Middle School, 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Friday, October 24

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

  • Trinity Christian Academy vs. Nazarene at Aledo Middle School;
    JH, 5:30 p.m.;
    Varsity, 7:30 p.m.
    *District Games

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 27

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Maypearl Varsity Tournament, Mansfield National, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 28

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Hall MS at Aledo MS;
    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.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall MS;
    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.

  • AHS vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, Parent Night;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 30

  • Aledo Middle School at Brewer, Brewer High School

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