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Barbara Sue Miller

July 29, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Friday, February 26, 1937
Died: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Funeral: 
Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 10:00
Location: 
Aledo United Methodist Church
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Saturday at the church
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Barbara Sue MillerBarbara Sue Miller
Barbara was born on Feb. 26, 1937 to Grady Hall and Claudine Horn Rogers in Big Spring. She grew up in Hereford, where she met the love of her life, John Robert Miller, and they were married on July 19, 1957. They moved to Albuquerque, N. Mex. while Robert attended pharmacy school, and it was there in Sept. 1959 when God blessed with twin daughters, Debbie and Vickie. After completing school, they moved back to Hereford and opened a drugstore with Barbara's father, Grady Rogers. They moved to Arizona in 1969, where God blessed them with their third daughter, Alyson Celeste. But Texas was their home and in 1981, they moved to Kerrville. Robert died in 1986 after a long battle with cancer, and Barbara and Celeste then moved to Austin and opened a wedding planning business. Barbara moved to Amarillo in 1993 to be close to her parents, Grady and Claudine, and became a realtor. In 2000, she moved to Albuquerque to be close to her young grandchildren, and in 2005 she moved to Weatherford to be close to her older grandchildren.
Barbara loved her family, her friends and her church, Aledo United Methodist Church, and enjoyed numerous activities with them all. She was active in her TLC Sunday School Class, and rarely missed any of her grandchildren's numerous sporting events. She especially loved her volunteer work at the Center of Hope in Aledo and with the Broadway Baptist Agape Meal in Fort Worth.

Shane Matthew Murry

July 29, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Wednesday, September 18, 1974
Died: 
Monday, July 22, 2013
Funeral: 
Friday, July 26, 2013 - 10:00
Location: 
Azleland Memorial Park
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Shane Murry Memorial Fund, 193 Glendale Drive, Coppell, Texas 75019, to help defer funeral expenses and aid in the life transition for Shannon and the kids.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Shane Matthew MurryShane Matthew Murry
Shane was born on the 18th of September 1974 and will be remembered for loving others more than he loved himself. During the almost thirty-nine years that Shane spent with us, he touched our lives and souls, and his presence in our life is a gift we will always be thankful for. Shane was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leroy and Lorene Carter.
Survivors include his wife, Shannon Murry; son, Lucas Murry; daughter-in-law, Taylor Paulk; granddaughter, Paisleigh Murry; daughters, Chloe and Kayden Murry; parents, Donald and Chryle Murry; brother, Gregg Murry; sister-in-law, Krista Murry; brother, Tim Murry, sister-in-law, Julie Murry; brother, Eric Murry, sister-in-law, Faye Murry; mother-in-law, Judy Murdoch; sister-in-law, Jodi Jennings; brother-in-law, Craig Jennings; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Florence M. Riddell

July 29, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Tuesday, April 3, 1917
Died: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Memorials may be made to: 
Memorial: In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Florence M. RiddellFlorence M. Riddell
Florence Riddell was born April 3, 1917 to Andrew and Mary Tucker in Bridgeport, Conn.
Florence is survived by daughter, Mary Boardman and husband, Richard of Weatherford; son, Richard W. Riddell and wife, Sandy of Big Spring; grandchildren, Lisa Maldonado, Brad Boardman, Leslie O'Neal, Mary Lynn Miller, Kellee Riddell, Robert Riddell and John Riddell; great-grandchildren, Christy, Bryan, Jerad, Bryce, Katie, Harrison, Richard, Garrett, Monica, Ryan, Hunter, Brooklyn and Copeland; great-great-grandchild, Evin and a host of loving family and friends.

Floyd Edwin Hollabaugh

July 29, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Thursday, December 9, 1943
Died: 
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Funeral: 
Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 10:00
Location: 
Winscott Road Funeral Home
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, consider donations to South Central Church of Christ, 1155 Hwy. 1187, Crowley, 76036.
Funeral Home: 
Winscott Road Funeral Home

Floyd was born Dec. 9, 1943, in Pine Bluff, Ark., to Floyd Hershel and Mollie Wells Hollabaugh. He was a graduate of Pine Bluff High School, Weatherford College, and Tarleton State University. Floyd served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. After retirement from the Air Force he worked at Lockheed Martin for 13 years. He was an Aledo resident for the last 29 years.
Floyd was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Margie Nordin Taylor.
Survivors: Loving wife of 48 years, Glenda Hollabaugh; daughter, Stacey Hollabaugh of Weatherford; sister-in-law, brother-in-law, aunt, uncles, nephew and nieces; numerous cousins; and best friend, Tom May of Little Rock, Ark.

Lt. Col. Vernon "Bud" Hemingway Hampton Jr

July 29, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Saturday, July 20, 1940
Died: 
Monday, June 24, 2013
Funeral: 
Friday, June 28, 2013 - 11:00
Location: 
Wade Family Funeral Home
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Irish Setters Club of America Foundation (www.ISCAFoundation.org - Designate Rescue Fund), Humane Society of North Texas (HSNTX.org), or woundedwarriorproject.org.
Funeral Home: 
Wade Family Funeral Home

Lt. Col. Vernon "Bud" Hemingway Hampton JrLt. Col. Vernon "Bud" Hemingway Hampton Jr
Bud was born July 20, 1940, in Richmond, Va., to Blanche and Vernon H. Hampton Sr. He graduated from Hermitage High School in 1959. He attended Smithdeal-Massey College in Richmond, Va., in 1961 and later earned a business degree from Miami-Dade College in 1971. A resident of Aledo for the past four years, he resided in Arlington for 35 years prior.
In 1962, he began working for the U.S. Treasury Department - Internal Revenue Service, which led to a prestigious 33-year career in the Criminal Investigation Division. His assignments included the Organized Crime Strike Force in Miami, Fla., and the Criminal Investigation Branch in North Texas where he served as chief before retiring in 1995.
Bud also joined the U.S. Air Force in 1963 where he served a distinguished 31 years as an intelligence officer before retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1994. Until his illness prohibited it, he loved getting together with his fellow retired Air Force Reserve Unit. A special thanks goes out to Col. Steve Kriss, his wife, Joanna, and those who attended, for organizing one final luncheon in his honor. He loved you all very much.
Continuing his investigative fervor, Bud was a dedicated member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) of 20 years, where he served as president of the Fort Worth, Texas Chapter.

Winnie D. Hynson

July 29, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Monday, September 12, 1910
Died: 
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Funeral: 
Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 14:00
Location: 
North Side Baptist Church
Other Arrangements: 
5 to 7 p.m. Friday at White's Funeral Home
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Winnie D. HynsonWinnie D. Hynson
Winnie Dudley was born Sept. 12, 1910, to Robert H. and Sadie Prather Dudley in Comanche, Okla. She met and married Charlie Hynson in Elmer, Okla., in 1929. Winnie was a homemaker and had lived in this community since 1947. She was a member of the local VFW and the 20th Century Club. Winnie was a longtime member of North Side Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Charlie Hynson, in September 1982; son, Ralph David Hynson; grandson, Chuck; her parents; three brothers; and one sister.
Survivors: Grandson, David Hynson and wife, Kelly, of Arlington; great-granddaughters, Brynn Hynson and Lynden Hynson; many loving nieces, nephews and their families; longtime friend, Jean Cason and her husband, "Pa"; staff at Santa Fe Health and Rehab, who treated Winnie like family for many years; and a host of loving family and friends

Rebecca K Bannister James

July 29, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Friday, April 30, 1971
Died: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Funeral: 
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 10:30
Location: 
Parker County Cowboy Church
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rebecca James Memorial Scholarship Fund, to benefit local graduating seniors, in care of First Financial Bank, P.O. Box 279, Aledo, Texas 76008
Funeral Home: 
Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home

Rebecca K Bannister JamesRebecca K Bannister James
Rebecca was born April 30, 1971, in Bryan. In her elementary years Fort Worth became her home. This was special for her because her grandparents lived close by. Spending time with them making memories is what made her cherish her childhood. Rebecca loved family and traditions.
She graduated from Fort Worth Christian School in 1989. In 1993, she graduated from Texas A&M University where she studied English, psychology and French. It was here that she met her husband, Devin James, of 19 years. They were married in August of 1993. They then built a life together with their four adoring children.
Rebecca was dearly loved by all who knew her. She never encountered someone without them being touched and feeling special and important. She was a light for our Heavenly Father and endeared everyone with her smile and contagious laugh. Not one to sit and watch life pass her by, she lived it to the fullest and made everyday count for His kingdom. She was the center that everyone circled around. She loved to talk and share her love for Jesus. She lived her life making each moment count, loving with her whole heart, and was thankful and joyful in all circumstances.

Lena "Dorothy" Bane

July 18, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Wednesday, November 9, 1921
Died: 
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Funeral: 
Friday, July 5, 2013 - 10:00
Location: 
First United Methodist Church
Other Arrangements: 
: 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at White's Funeral Home in Weatherford.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Lena "Dorothy" BaneLena "Dorothy" Bane
Dorothy was born on November 9, 1921 in Laneville, Texas to John and Mittie Barron. She married Elmer J. Bane on January 23, 1943, and they had two children. They made their move to Weatherford in 1958 for employment with the Texas Pythian Home as house parents for the boys' dormitory. They remained at the Pythian Home until 1966. Dorothy always maintained strong relationships and love for "her boys." She retired from W. H. Bowden Department Store in 1980 and was a past member and Past Chief of the Pythian Sisters. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and faithful volunteer. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer; son-in-law, Donald W. Thompson; daughter-in-law, Kay Bane; five brothers; and one sister.
Survivors include, her son, Ronnie Bane (Margaret); daughter, Charlotte Thompson; grandchildren, Carrie Thompson, Kymberly Densmore (Jeremy Steward), and Chris Bane (Mandi); and great-grandchildren, Hunter Bane, Dylan Densmore and Taylor Steward.

Ben W. Smith

July 18, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Saturday, September 18, 1920
Died: 
Monday, July 1, 2013
Funeral: 
Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 10:30
Location: 
All Saints' Episcopal Church
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at White's Funeral Home
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of usual remembrances, the Smith family suggests contributions in Ben's memory to the All Saints' Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 123 S. Waco St., Weatherford, TX 76086
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Ben W. SmithBen W. Smith
Born Sept. 18, 1920, in Carroll County, Miss., to W.W. and Mattie Elizabeth Smith, Ben was the youngest son in a close knit family of 13 children. Ben earned a civil engineering degree from the University of Mississippi in 1944 before joining the Navy, where he served in the Pacific during World War II. After the war, Ben took a job with Conoco Oil Company as a geophysicist.
On July 11, 1950, Ben married Carolyn Jean Nunnally, of Weatherford, with whom he enjoyed 51 years of marriage. During his lengthy career with Conoco, Ben, Carolyn and their two daughters made their home in numerous cities before his retirement in 1983, and their return to Weatherford in 1987.
Ben was a member of All Saints' Episcopal Church, an avid gardener and golfer. A quiet man, Ben never complained (other than about the occasional golf score) and lived the motto, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."
Ben was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Smith, on Aug. 11, 2001; and his parents.
The family would like to thank Dr. David Reeve and office and all the staff of Autumn Hill Manor for their compassion, love, and excellent care.
Survivors include his daughters, Susan Rowan and husband, John, of McDonough, Ga., and Carol Rudiger and husband, Leland, of Weatherford; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Maureen Blake, of Jackson, Miss.

Charles Curtis Bullock

July 18, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Friday, March 26, 1926
Died: 
Monday, June 24, 2013
Funeral: 
Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Funeral Home
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Charles Curtis BullockCharles Curtis Bullock
Chuck was born in El Reno, Okla., on March 26, 1926, and was raised in nearby Calumet. He served in the United States Air Force near the end of World War II. Chuck married Norma Jeanne Wellman of Oklahoma City and they recently celebrated their 63rd anniversary. He and Jeanne had four children. They moved to Fort Worth in 1952 and then to rural Parker County in 1964, living first near Springtown and then between Azle and Weatherford. Chuck had a career as a design engineer, primarily for General Dynamics and additionally for other military-technology companies.
Chuck's great passion, beyond family and career, was flying light planes, and he spent some of his most glorious moments soaring over the Texas countryside. Among his children's fondest memories are the rides all enjoyed with their dad. So great was his enthusiasm that eventually Jeanne took flight instructions as well and they enjoyed time in the plane together.
Chuck was predeceased by his mother, Helen; his father, George; brother, Robert Bullock; sister, Mary Nowka; and son, Reginald Curtis Bullock.
Survivors: He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; sister, Margaret Winkinhoffer; daughters, Cynthia Lee and husband, Bill Cryer, and Nancy Henderson and husband, Johnnie; son, Schuyler and wife, Brenda; grandchildren, Justin Vinson, Keeton Vinson, Aubrey True and Kelly Bullock; and great-grandchildren, Lucy Vinson, London Rose Vinson, Brendan True and Ivy True.

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