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Larry “Fuzzy” Ferrell

February 14, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Monday, January 28, 2013
Died: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Funeral: 
Monday, February 11, 2013 - 18:00
Location: 
New River Fellowship Church
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

Larry FerrellLarry Ferrell
Mr. Ferrell was born on January 28, 1943 in Williamson, West Virginia to Henry and Eva Pauline Boyd Ferrell. He was a resident of Hudson Oaks since 1991 and member of New River Fellowship Church.
Larry retired as a salesman in the golf industry. He proudly served in the Navy and his country from 1960-1963.

He leaves behind his wife, Ann Ferrell of Hudson Oaks; daughter, Angie Claire Ferrell of Aledo; son, Mark Ferrell of Arlington; granddaughter, Molly Claire Melder; brothers, Jerry Thomas Ferrell and wife, Charlene of Spruce Pine North Carolina and Ronnie Dean Ferrell and wife, Linda of South Williamson, Kentucky; niece, Carey Riddle; nephews, Byan Ferrell, Justyn Ferrell and Jerry Ferrell, Jr. and Jason Ferrell.

Ernest Wright

February 6, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Wednesday, March 3, 1926
Died: 
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Funeral: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 10:00
Location: 
North Main Church of God
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: 3 p.m. Tuesday in Rose Hill Cemetery, Merkel. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of usual remembrances, the Wright family suggests contributions in Ernest's memory to Universal Hospice, 1208 Country Club Lane, Fort Worth, Texas 76112.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Ernest WrightErnest Wright
Ernest Henry Wright was born March 3, 1926, in Coleman County, son of the late David M. and Dovie Harris Wright. Ernest was a very pleasant man and loved to witness to those he encountered. He began his career as a tile setter for Calloways, formerly West Texas Brick and Tile, advanced to ceramic tile manager and concluded it as a factory sales representative with Quamagra Tile in Fort Worth. His gentle ways helped him make many lifelong friends traveling throughout the southeastern part of the United States. Ernest was very active in The Gideons International and Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship. He also served as both deacon and elder at churches in Abilene and Weatherford, where he was a member of North Main Church of God for 25 years. He married his sweetheart, the former Martha Ella Rister, in Albany, on Nov. 24, 1946.
Ernest was preceded in death by his twin sons, Jerry Lynn and Tommy Glenn in 1950; his parents; and six brothers and sisters.

Hardy "Bumpy" Hubbard

February 6, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Tuesday, May 3, 1960
Died: 
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Funeral: 
Friday, February 8, 2013 - 12:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the funeral home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Hardy "Bumpy" HubbardHardy "Bumpy" Hubbard
Hardy Freeman Hubbard was born May 3, 1960, to Hardy Hubbard and Bessie Blaylock Hubbard in Fort Worth. He made his living as a carpenter.
Hardy was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, David Hubbard.
Survivors: Wife, Connie of Crowley; son, Daniel Hubbard and wife, Leia, of Crowley; daughters, Mindy Snell and husband, Jeffry, of Burleson and Kelly Hooten of Crowley; grandchildren, Christopher and Ethan Martinez, Kylie, Madison and Eli Hooten; and sisters, Freda Norvell and husband, Walker, and Clara Isaack and husband, Mike.

Karen Anne Coates

February 6, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Monday, March 15, 1954
Died: 
Friday, February 1, 2013
Funeral: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 13:00
Location: 
Couts United Methodist Church
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation 6-8pm Monday at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Texas Health Harris Methodist Foundation.
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

Karen Anne CoatesKaren Anne Coates
Karen Anne Coates, age 58, of Fort Worth, previously of Weatherford, died Friday, February 1, 2013 in Fort Worth. Karen was born March 15, 1954 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She was a dedicated Lockheed employee, she loved her job and the people she worked with and was proud of her work on the F-22. Karen was a passionate Texas Ranger fan and enjoyed watching the games with her boys and grandchildren. She loved cheering on her boys through the years at countless sporting events and was happiest when spending time with her kids and grandkids. She selflessly volunteered at Harris Hospital ER for several years and was a member of Central Christian Church in Weatherford. Karen is preceded in death by her parents, William Z. and Melva Anne Swisher and husband Grady Coates, Jr.

She is survived by her sons, Grant Coates of Fort Worth, Keith Coates of Dallas, grandchildren, Owen and Isabel Coates, daughter in law, Sabrina Coates of Weatherford, brothers, Greg Swisher and wife Sharon of Bartlesville, Ok, Allen Swisher and wife Mary Beth of Titasville, NJ, Swisher nieces and nephews, Brendon Swisher, Forrest Swisher, Allen Swisher Jr. and Kelsi Mack, Coates, nieces and nephews, Rob Wilson, Steven Coates, Zane Coates, Jari Peltier, Donzi Boyett, and Caitlin Gavin, Coates in laws, Jaron and Sherry Wilson, Karen Sue Coates, John and Patty Coates, numerous grand nieces and nephews.

Betsy McLain

February 5, 2013 by Randy Keck

Born: 
Sunday, July 19, 1931
Died: 
Friday, February 1, 2013
Funeral: 
Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 14:00
Location: 
Aledo United Methodist Church
Memorials may be made to: 
Aldersgate Enrichment Center, 5001 Hwy 84 E, Early, TX 76802 or to the Youth Mission program at Aledo United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 126, Aledo, TX 76008.
Funeral Home: 
Greenwood Funeral Home

Betsy McLainBetsy McLainCora Elizabeth (Betsy) McLain died Friday, February 1.

Betsy was born on July 19, 1931 in New York. She married Charlie McLain on Valentine’s Day in 1971 and the couple lived together in east Parker County ever since.

A faithful member of Aledo United Methodist Church, Betsy taught first- second- and third-grade Sunday School classes for more than 20 years. She was a member of the church’s Missions Committee, and accompanied a mission trip to Farmington, New Mexico.

Betsy also enjoyed making jam for the church’s Lord’s Acre.

She enjoyed playing Bunko, engaging in couponing and refunding, and visiting Bossier City and Las Vegas. She loved her dogs, and on many occasions made a home for unwanted pets.

Her husband Charlie said they first met in 1946 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lakeland, Florida. In 1970, Charlie was living in Parker County, and Betsy lived in Florida. She came to Texas to visit, and Charlie asked if she wanted “to get hitched.”

When she returned to Florida, Charlie sent her engagement ring by mail in a 12-gauge shotgun shell box. According to Charlie, Betsy’s friends said she would be back in Florida in six months. But the marriage lasted. Their 42nd anniversary would have been Feb. 14.

After the wedding Charlie taught her how to cook and how to use an electric sewing machine. “I was 41 when I got married – I had to know how to cook,” Charlie said.

William Frank Nuss Jr

February 1, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Monday, September 18, 1922
Died: 
Sunday, January 27, 2013

William Frank Nuss JrWilliam Frank Nuss Jr
Frank was born Sept. 18, 1922, in Fort Worth, to the late William Frank and Ollie Mae Thomason Nuss Sr. He graduated from Paschal High School and attended Texas A&M and then graduated from Texas Christian University, majoring in math and chemistry. Frank honorably served in the United States Navy in World War II. Upon discharge in 1945, he married Betty Switzer, whom he had met in the chemistry lab at TCU. They lived in Tulsa, Okla., and Lubbock, where he worked for Stanolind Oil and Gas Company as a petroleum engineer. Returning to Fort Worth, he worked as an independent oil man until the oil industry slowed down. With his uncle from California, he established a number of Sizzler Steak Houses in Texas. Frank's last venture was to purchase Stuart Nursery in Weatherford "for his wife" who loved gardening. This was passed on to their daughter and son-in-law. Following his son's interest, he took up scuba diving in the 1960s and enjoyed many diving trips everywhere from Belize to Tahiti. Frank's last adventure was to be the first man in his family to reach age 90, which he did in 2012, thanks in part to Holland Lake Nursing Home.

Larry A. Darnell

February 1, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Saturday, January 21, 1950
Died: 
Monday, January 28, 2013
Funeral: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 12:30
Location: 
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Avenue
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Larry A. DarnellLarry A. Darnell
Larry was born January 21, 1950 to Lowell and June McClemore Darnell at Carswell AFB in Fort Worth. He graduated from Lake Worth High School and attended T.C.J.C. Larry honorably served his country in the United States Air Force. He married Jackie Bibb on July 11, 1994 and they began their life together. Larry loved his family and his grandchildren were his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Ron Darnell.
Survivors: Beloved wife, Jackie of Weatherford; daughters, Tammy Nelson and Sheila Darnell; step-daughter, Marie Danagher; step-son, Michel Newcomb; grandchildren, Angel Nelson, Katy Nelson, Molly Danagher, Triston Hill, Dustin Hill and Morgan Danagher; and sister, Stella Upton.

Dr. Howard Wayne Young

January 28, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Thursday, August 23, 1917
Died: 
Monday, January 21, 2013
Funeral: 
Friday, January 25, 2013 - 14:15
Location: 
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of usual remembrances, The Young family suggests contributions in Howard's memory to Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, Texas 79174-0001.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Dr. Howard Wayne YoungDr. Howard Wayne Young
Howard Wayne Young was born Aug. 23, 1917, in Brookesmith, son of the late Thomas and Pearl Reno Young. A true outdoorsman, Dr. Young loved all things outdoors especially golfing, hunting and fishing. On October 9, 1942, he began active duty in the U.S. Army Air Corps and became a fighter pilot flying 67 combat missions in Tunisia, Sicily, Rome and Arno. Dr. Young was awarded the Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Medal with three bronze stars, American Campaign Medal and World War II Victory Medal. After the war, Howard attended Southern School of Optometry in Memphis and began his career as an optometrist. He moved to Killeen where he practiced optometry for about 30 years as well as being active in the Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Young was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Young; his parents; brother; and three sisters.
Survivors: Sons, H. Scott Young and wife, Viki, of Granbury, Greg Young and wife, Sylvia, of Weatherford, and Charles Warren Young of Austin; 11 grandchildren and their spouses; four great-grandchildren; two step-children, Louann and Sonny; and a host of loving family and friends in Killeen and Oklahoma.

Patsy Ann Whitson

January 28, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Sunday, August 4, 1935
Died: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Funeral: 
Friday, January 25, 2013 - 13:30
Location: 
Azle Church of Christ
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Patsy WhitsonPatsy Whitson
Patsy was born August 4, 1935 in Nocona to John and Edna Thompson. She was a longtime resident of Reno. Patsy was a member of Azle Church of Christ for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Mary Jane and Betty; and brother, John Wayne Thompson.

Survivors: daughter, Carolyn Ann Ejem and husband, Kenneth; sons, James Grant Whitson and wife, Marilyn, and Lyndon Dal Whitson; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Edna Douglas, Wanda Moore, Vera Black and Onie Brown; brother, Bill Thompson; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of loving friends and church family

Larry Dean Tunnell

January 28, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Wednesday, December 30, 1942
Died: 
Friday, January 25, 2013
Funeral: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 10:00
Location: 
First Baptist Church, 306 Palo Pinto St Weatherford
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6 to 8 P.M. Monday at White's Funeral Home
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Larry TunnellLarry Tunnell
Larry, a longtime resident of Weatherford, was born Dec. 30, 1942, to Oliver and Maxine Tunnell in Littlefield. Larry and Sharon were married Nov. 4, 1961, and recently celebrated their 51st anniversary.
Larry was an active member of the Earth and Weatherford communities. In Earth he served as mayor and was active in the Lions Club. Then in Weatherford as a member of the Weatherford Evening Lions Club. He felt it was an honor and a duty to be involved in the community and was involved in many community projects. He was always willing to give back to the community whether it was through giving his time, purchasing raffle tickets or in many other ways.
Survivors: He is survived by his wife, Sharon Ann Tunnell; children, Stephanie Jones of Slaton, Stacy Miller of Austin, Jason Tunnell of Georgetown and Jocelyn Simms of Carroll, Ohio, and their spouses; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Jerry Tunnell of Mineral Wells and Gene Tunnell of Earth; and a large extended family

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