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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.

Larry Allen Lundgren

April 24, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Died: 
Monday, April 8, 2013
Funeral: 
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 14:00
Location: 
Jaybird Cemetery
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at White's Azle Funeral Home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Larry LundgrenLarry Lundgren
Larry served his country honorably for three years during the Vietnam War era in the United States Army. He was a master electronic technician for 28 years with RCA and GE.
"PePaw' was an avid fisherman and enjoyed sharing his lake house with his family and friends. He could find humor in anything. Larry could fix or repair anything. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Ailene Lundgren; and brother, Jerry Lundgren.
Survivors: Wife, Jean Lundgren; children, Allen Lundgren and wife, Pat of Brownwood, Diane Lundgren of Azle, Gary Lundgren and wife, Jolene of Azle; grandchildren, Melanie, Heather, Hollie, Morgan, Logan; great-grandchild, Gabe; sister, Thersa Stewart; and his special grand-dogs.

James W. Hutcheson

April 24, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Sunday, March 12, 1933
Died: 
Monday, April 15, 2013
Funeral: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 14:00
Location: 
White's Funeral Home in Springtown
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation is 6 to 8 Thursday at the funeral home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

James was born March 12, 1933 in Springtown to A.J. "Kaiser" Hutcheson and Ellen Morrow Hutcheson. After graduating Springtown High School he entered the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Upon leaving the service he became a machinist and worked for Lockheed Martin for 51 years.
At a young age he developed a passion for hunting and went on to become an accomplished Big Game hunter, harvesting 29 different big game species of North America and over 150 deer. He was 264th in the world to get a Grand Slam of North American wild sheep and was recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Hunter Achievement Award from the Dallas Safari Club. Earlier this year he was awarded the Grand Slam Ovis Clubs Super 25 North American Award.
James was preceded in death by his parents and wife of 45 years, Vernie.
Survivors: son, Jimmy Hutcheson and numerous cousins and friends.

Clovis Edward "Ed" Counts Jr

April 24, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Thursday, December 17, 1931
Died: 
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Funeral: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 10:00
Location: 
Memory Gardens of the Valley
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at White's Funeral Home
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Millsap Scholarship Foundation, Box 801, Millsap, Texas 76066
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Clovis Edward "Ed" Counts Jr.Clovis Edward "Ed" Counts Jr.
Ed was born Dec. 17, 1931, to Helen Cooper Ford and Clovis Edward Counts Sr. in Hillsboro. He graduated from Hillsboro High School where he lettered in football and later attended Texas Wesleyan where he studied accounting. Ed was an Army Korean War veteran and was stationed in Alaska.
Ed's primary career was a federal civil servant in audit and accounting for the U.S. Immigration and most recently with FEMA. He was an avid car enthusiast and loved classic movies and music.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors: Wife, Emy Counts; four children; and several grandchildren

Anna Barrick Boger

April 24, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Tuesday, August 10, 1926
Died: 
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Funeral: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 21:00
Location: 
Aledo United Methodist Church
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to The Salvation Army, AdvoCats, or The Center of Hope.”

Born on August 10, 1926 in Portsmouth, Virginia, Anna extended her natural Southern charm and hospitality to all she knew. Married to the late Allen Boger for 49 years, she was a devoted wife, loving mother, and doting grandmother. As an active member of The Salvation Army, she loved teaching Sunday school and ringing the kettle bells during the holidays. Anna enjoyed her many Bible Study groups through the years, and continued to serve the Lord in this capacity until the end of her life.
She was a gentle, loving, and giving woman who will be greatly missed.
Anna is survived by her three children, five grandchildren, beloved family, and countless friends she has touched over the years.

Jim Kelly

April 9, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Tuesday, August 31, 1937
Died: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Funeral: 
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 14:00
Location: 
New Life Restoration Church
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 28th at Morehart Mortuary.
Memorials may be made to: 
Memorials may be made to The Open Door and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be made online at www.morehartmortuary.net.
Funeral Home: 
Morehart Mortuary

Jim KellyJim Kelly
James Robert Kelly was born August 31, 1937 in Fort Worth, Texas to parents R.J. “Pete” Kelly and Carrie Jo Fleming Kelly. He grew up and spent most of his life in Aledo and graduated from Aledo High School in 1955. Jim attended Sul Ross University and Sam Houston State University before moving to Caddo in 1964 to oversee the Walking Cane Ranch. Jim married Josie Boyd on September 3, 1977 in Vernon and they made their home in Caddo. Jim loved being outdoors and had a great love for the Walking Cane Ranch. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, wildlife management, flying, improving the ranch, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Jim was a Bible student who had a great love for the feast of Israel. He wrote “God’s Road Map for Man, The 7 Feasts of Israel” in 2007. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; one son, James Winston Kelly; one grandson, Mark McGowan; two aunts, Dorothy Winston and Pearl McCune; and two uncles, Joe Winston and James Kelly.
Jim is survived by his wife of 35 years, Josie Kelly of Caddo; two children, Tammy Jo Feimer and husband Nick of Weatherford and Kirby Boyd and wife Ez of Arlington; two sisters, Jerry Reid and husband Steve of Aledo and Kathy Kelly Sneed of Fort Worth; five grandchildren, Jacob Boyd, John Boyd, Lynn Nykaza, Alesha Kelly and Robert Kelly; two great-grandchildren, Dallas Chase McCreight and John Mark Nykaza; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Evelyn White

April 5, 2013 by Randy Keck

Born: 
Sunday, March 9, 1924
Died: 
Monday, March 25, 2013
Funeral: 
Friday, March 29, 2013 - 14:00
Location: 
Memory Gardens, 5600 Mineral Wells Highway
Memorials may be made to: 
Meals on Wheels, 1225 Holland Lake Drive, Weatherford, Texas 76086; or the Abandoned Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 61, Weatherford, Texas 76086.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford, TX

Evelyn WhiteEvelyn WhiteEvelyn White, 89, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013.

Evelyn was born March 9, 1924, in Fort Worth to Con and Clara Hargrove. She married Charles White Jr. on Sept. 8, 1940, in Brady and they were married for 54 years. Together they ran Charles White and Sons Automotive Services in Weatherford.

Evelyn loved to take care of her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a wonderful woman who will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles White Jr.; son, Larry White; and sister, Martha Dean.

Survivorsinclude her son, Morris White and wife, Judy, of Weatherford; grandchildren, Rod White of Weatherford, Todd White and wife, Jennifer, of Weatherford, Judd White and wife, Jaime, of Weatherford, Shelly Cox of Arlington, and Melanie White of Arlington; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday, March 29 in Memory Gardens, 5600 Mineral Wells Highway.

Memorials: Meals on Wheels, 1225 Holland Lake Drive, Weatherford, Texas 76086; or the Abandoned Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 61, Weatherford, Texas 76086.

Robert C. Gumpert Sr

April 5, 2013 by Randy Keck

Born: 
Thursday, March 28, 1929
Died: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Funeral: 
Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 10:00
Location: 
Victory Baptist Church, Weatherford, TX
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of usual remembrances, the Gumpert family suggests contributions in Bob's memory to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive,Tampa, Fla. 33607.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford, Texas

Robert C. Gumpert Sr.Robert C. Gumpert Sr.Robert C. Gumpert Sr., 83, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013, surrounded by family at his home in Weatherford.

Robert C. Gumpert Sr. was born March 28, 1929, in Dallas, son of the late John George and Janie Oden Gumpert. He served with distinction in the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division and was honorably discharged in 1950. He married the former Anita Bevers on March 28, 1975, in Hurst, and they began their life together.

Robert was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Wetherford and a Mason.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Sue Gumpert; his parents; and brothers, Johnny, Charles, J.P., Rae, David, and Kenneth Gumpert.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Anita Gumpert of Weatherford; children, Robert Gumpert Jr., John Gumpert, James Gumpert, Debra Gumpert, Pamela Stoddard, and Tammie Allen; 30 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Gorman Gumpert; and a host of loving family and friends

Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Victory Baptist Church, 1311 East Bankhead Hwy., Weatherford. Entombment: Holly Hills Mausoleum, Granbury.

Memorials: In lieu of usual remembrances, the Gumpert family suggests contributions in Bob's memory to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive,Tampa, Fla. 33607.

W.G. "Bill" Coody

April 2, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Tuesday, May 8, 1934
Died: 
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Funeral: 
Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 13:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to: 
Contributions in Bill's honor may be made to the Weatherford College Coody Family Scholarship Fund
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

W.G. "Bill" CoodyW.G. "Bill" Coody
Born May 8, 1934, in Wallis to Amelia "Millie" and James Coody, Bill spent his childhood and high school years attending school with classmates who would be lifelong friends. He graduated from Wallis High School as a member of a graduating class of 1951 and began his college education at Wharton County Junior College in 1952. Bill married Sue, his high school sweetheart and lifetime love, in August 1954. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1955 and was stationed at England Air Force Base in Louisiana until his honorable discharge from service in 1958. Bill was a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner and a member of the Masonic Lodge of Pollock, La. After his service in the Air Force, he attended Sam Houston State Teachers College in Huntsville, from which he graduated with bachelor and master's degree in political science.

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