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Mary Joan McLaughlin

April 24, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Died: 
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Funeral: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 15:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in her memory to the 20th Century Club, 321 S. Main St., Weatherford, 76086
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Mary Joan McLaughlinMary Joan McLaughlin
In 1972, Joanie married the love of her life, George Stokes, in Mineral Wells. She became a dedicated homemaker caring for everyone around her. She was an accomplished painter, loved to garden and do beautiful needlework. Joanie was involved in the community through memberships in the 20th Century Club, Weatherford Adopt a Country Road project, Weatherford Historical Preservation Committee, Weatherford Garden Club, and a supporter of the Pythian Home.
Joanie was preceded in death by her parents, Major Boston and Zelma Louise McLaughlin; sister, Clara Dobias; and brother, Taylor Jeff McLaughlin.
Survivors: husband, George Stokes of Weatherford; daughter, Paige Stokes of Fort Worth; son, Victor Craig Stokes and wife, Jennifer Lynn; brother, Tom McLaughlin and wife, Ann of Weatherford; grandchildren, Morgan Mikelle DeLaCruz; Kimber Rae Phillips and husband, William, Tyler Craig Stokes and wife, Kim, Michael Brian Stokes, and Brenden TJ Hall-Grassmann;

Natha Lee Shannon

April 24, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Friday, May 26, 1916
Died: 
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Funeral: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 11:00
Location: 
Aledo United Methodist Church
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of usual remembrances, the Shannon family suggests contributions in Natha Lee's memory to the Building Fund at Aledo United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Natha Lee ShannonNatha Lee Shannon

Natha lee Shannon was born May 26, 1916, in Fort Worth, the first of three children born to the late John Alexander and Stella Leona Carter Hughes. Her hobbies included sewing and gardening and she was a former member of the Fort Worth Garden Club and United Methodist Women. Natha Lee became a member of Aledo United Methodist Church in 1959 and directed their choir for 32 years. She also sang in the choir until she was 92 years old.
Natha Lee graduated with the class of 1934 from W.C. Stripling High School.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Shannon; a son, Alan Shannon; a grandson, Sean Alan Shannon; her parents; and two brothers.
Survivors: Son, John Shannon and wife, Vicki, of Aledo; four granddaughters; one grandson; 11 great-grandchildren; and a loving church family.

Frances Irene Scott

April 24, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Wednesday, October 8, 1930
Died: 
Friday, April 19, 2013
Funeral: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Frances Irene ScottFrances Irene Scott
Frances Irene Scott was born Oct. 8, 1931, in Chico, the fifth of seven children to the late Elzy Morris and Ethel Warner Kennedy. She moved to her ranch in Poolville in 1970, where she loved to tend to her cattle. Ranching was her true love.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents; and all of her siblings, A.Z. Kennedy, Clifton Kennedy, Lometa Earp, Bertha Hansen, Velma Ruth Kennedy, and Jimmy Kennedy.
Survivors: Lifetime friend, David Stultz of Poolville; children, Paul Triplett and wife, Carolyn, of Bowie, Roger Triplett and wife, Joyce, of Alvarado, Bruce Triplett of Poolville, Steven Triplett and wife, Cynthia, of Richland Hills, and Karen Herring and husband, Tom, of Poolville; grandchildren, Michelle, Roger Jr., Stephanie, Natasha, Daniel, Holly, and Ian Jules; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of loving family and friends.

Donna Roland

April 24, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Thursday, January 22, 1953
Died: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Funeral: 
Monday, April 8, 2013 - 11:00
Location: 
Springtown Cemetery
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 2 to 4 P.M. Sunday at White's Azle Funeral home
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Donna Sue RolandDonna Sue Roland
Donna Sue was born in Fort Worth to Jesse Lee and Gilma Jane Payne Tapp January 22, 1953. She was a very loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be missed by all who knew her. Donna Sue was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Ronnie Tapp.
Survivors: husband, of 17 years, Donald "Duck" Roland; children, Melissa Williams and husband, Ted, Greg Pitts and wife, Elizabeth, Tommy Pitts and wife, Kyra, Jeanetta Jentzen and husband, Levi; grandchildren, Kelsie, Shae and Chris Williams, Colby and Kaleb Pitts, Morgan Pitts, and Tucker Jentzen; brother, Lloyd Tapp and wife, Mary; brother, Yankee Dan Beldowski and wife, Karen; and a host of friends and family.

Rebecca Roberts

April 24, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Thursday, November 17, 1960
Died: 
Monday, April 15, 2013
Funeral: 
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 15:30
Location: 
Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel
Memorials may be made to: 
Expressions of sympathy may be made in her name to the American Cancer Societ
Funeral Home: 
Greenwood Funeral Home

Rebecca Sue RobertsRebecca Sue Roberts
Rebecca was born on Nov. 17, 1960, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Her top priority was her boys. She dedicated her life to being the best mother that she could be. She pursued her education and was extremely proud of the fact that she graduated with a dual Bachelor's degree and a Master's of Accounting from the University of North Texas, all while battling cancer. At the time of her passing, she was happily employed with Hunt Oil.
 The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Asad Dean, Julie, and Elena of Texas Oncology, as well as Vitas Hospice for their outstanding care and compassion. 
 She was preceded in death by her father, Winston Henson.
 Survivors: Sons, Matthew Roberts and Samuel Roberts; brothers, Shawn and Wink Henson; mother, Helen Daughenbaugh.

Linda Reeder

April 24, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Thursday, June 8, 1950
Died: 
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Funeral: 
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 14:00
Location: 
Trinity Bible Church
Other Arrangements: 
Interment will follow at the Memory Gardens of the Valley Cemetery in Weatherford. The family will receive friends from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm Sunday at White's Funeral Home 130 Houston Ave. Weatherford, Texas.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Linda ReederLinda Reeder
Linda Joyce Reeder was born June 8, 1950 in Weatherford, Texas to the late Loran and Faye Casler Thomas. She married David Reeder and together they raised three children. Linda was a devoted wife, mother, sister, and daughter and will be missed by all who knew her.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, David Reeder of Weatherford; daughters, Cari Reeder of Weatherford, and Katie Reeder of Weatherford; son, Andrew Reeder of Weatherford; grandson, Colby Reeder; sister, Lora Loch of Weatherford; brother, Tommy Thomas of Denton; and several nieces and nephews and numerous other family and friends.

Francis (Ned) Pugh

April 24, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Died: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Funeral: 
Friday, April 5, 2013 - 13:00
Location: 
Walnut Creek Baptist Church in Reno
Memorials may be made to: 
The family request memorials to the Building Fund at Walnut Creek Baptist Church , 220 W. Reno Rd., Azle, 76020
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Francis (Ned) PughFrancis (Ned) Pugh
Ned was a long time resident of Reno, dairyman, former mayor, and councilman for several years. He was a long time member and deacon at Walnut Creek Baptist Church.
Survived by a son, James W. Pugh and wife, Carol of Reno; daughter, Jo Ann Hollingsworth and husband, Jerry of Reno; stepson, Jackie Watkins of Lake Worth; 21 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his wife, Mallie May Pugh, and wife Ina Pugh; parents, Jim and Mary Pugh; sisters, Addie Lou Trotter, Pairlee Hilburn, and Margaret McCracken; brothers, Harvey Pugh, and Caroll Pugh.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Azle Manor and staff for the care of our loved one. A special thanks to Celeste, Tiffany, Candise, Beth, and Donna for their special care.

Peggy Jorene Newby Peden

April 24, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Died: 
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Funeral: 
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 10:00
Location: 
Altamesa Church
Memorials may be made to: 
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers. However, flowers may be sent to the church.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Jorene was born in Paradise to Gertie Rhoten Newby and Cody Newby. Jorene and her sister, Janell, grew up on the family farm until the family moved to Fort Worth in 1937.
She was a 1949 graduate of Polytechnic High School. She attended the University of North Texas, majoring in biology. Jorene married Jerry Peden in 1950. They were married for 27 years and had two children. Jorene began her career as a secretary for the Fort Worth and Denver Railroad and retired from the Union Pacific as an operations manager. She participated in the Railway Business Women's organization and she was an active member of Altamesa Church of Christ. Mother's four passions in her retirement years were watching her granddaughter, Kara Beth, grow into a fine young woman, crafting and molding her house into her home. Next she enjoyed helping those who needed assistance through the later years of their life, and last but not least she enjoyed running around with all of her girlfriends on road trips, to lunch or the lake.
Survivors: Jorene is survived by her son, Bret Peden; daughter, Annette Boyd; granddaughter, Kara Beth Boyd; niece, Judy McDonald; nephew, Gary McDonald; brother-in-law, Michael Peden; and several nephews and cousins.

Charles "Chuck" Richard McClung

April 24, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Thursday, May 23, 1929
Died: 
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Funeral: 
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Azle Chapel
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Chapel

Charles "Chuck" Richard McClungCharles "Chuck" Richard McClung
Chuck was born May 23, 1929 in Quanah to the late Garland and Essie Dreaden McClung. He honorably served his country in the United States Navy aboard the USS Missouri. Chuck worked for Sears for 30 years and owned an appliance repair business in Azle after his retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Elizabeth "Betty" McClung; daughter, Laura Rogers .
Survivors: Daughter, Christina Birmingham and her unborn daughter that Charles was so very excited to meet, Sophia Lynn, of Orlando, Fla.; son, Larry McClung of Fort Worth; daughter, Lisa Smith and husband, Garry, of Greenville; son, Robbie Rogers of Paradise; and daughter, Martha Himes; grandchildren, Dana Rogers Harris, Shelby Smith, Colton Smith, Shalyn McClung, Larah Rogers, Jared Rogers and Matthew Rogers.

Mary Ann Massey

April 24, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Monday, November 12, 1928
Died: 
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Funeral: 
Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 13:30
Location: 
First United Methodist Church in Weatherford
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Mary Ann MasseyMary Ann Massey
A loving wife and devoted mother, Mary Ann was born November 12, 1928 in Weslaco, TX to parents, Cleveland and Lucy Burton. She attended college in Nashville, TN, Dallas, Waco and Canyon, TX. earning degrees from Baylor University and West Texas State University.
Wherever Mary Ann and her late husband, Cecil E Massey lived, she was passionate about raising her family and the Methodist Church. She taught Sunday school, played piano, led UMW groups and volunteered in many capacities. Mary Ann was very active in community theater. Directing, costume design and construction, stage design; behind the scenes roles suited her as she nourished and shared a love of theater first found in college while studying under Paul Baker. She was many times a Den mother for her sons' Scouting activities as well being active in her daughter's interests including Girl Scouts and dance. Later in life she continued by traveling the state to attend concerts, plays, contests, recitals, graduations and the like for her five grandchildren.
Mary Ann is survived by her sons, Cleve, Neal and Mark and wife, Shawn; her daughter, Linda; five adoring grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; as well as countless friends and relatives who will forever remember her for her selflessness, counsel and love of life.

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