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Mary Agatha McClendon

May 30, 2014 by Phil Major

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Born: 
Monday, June 27, 1927
Died: 
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Funeral: 
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
Funeral: 
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
Funeral: 
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
Funeral: 
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
Funeral: 
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.

Reginal F. Henderson

May 15, 2014 by Phil Major

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Born: 
Sunday, April 14, 1935
Died: 
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Funeral: 
Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 14:00
Location: 
Central Christian Church, 1602 South Main St., Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Reginal F. Henderson, 79, died Thursday, May 15, 2014.
Memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18 at Central Christian Church, 1602 South Main St., Weatherford.
Reginal Franklin Henderson was born April 14, 1935 in Anson to Barto and Margaret Henderson. He was an Army veteran and retired from Coors Brewing Co. in Golden, Colo.
Mr. Henderson was preceded in death by his father, Barto Henderson; and sister, Jennye Burdick.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Dorothy Henderson; mother, Margaret Giles of Weatherford; sister, Julia Henderson of Fort Worth; son, Rex Henderson and wife, Melinda, of Odessa; daughters, Regina Henderson Grendahl of Fargo, N.D. and Heather DeLeon of Lubbock; step-daughters, Cindy Dunn of Lubbock, Linda Eadie of Burleson and Sandie Morgan of Aledo; grandchildren, James Henderson, Dustin Henderson, Sean Hendrix, Wes Hendrix, Jerrod Morgan, Trevor Morgan, Dalton Eadie, Jenna Grendahl, Eric Grendahl, Luisa DeLeon, Mia DeLeon and Diego DeLeon; nephews, Mark McDaniel and David McDaniel; and many lfamily members and friends.

Billy Jim "B.J." Davenport

May 12, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Friday, October 24, 1924
Died: 
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Funeral: 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 15:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Memorials may be made to: 
Gardendale Hospice, 10300 N. Central Expressway, Suite 500, Dallas, Texas 75231
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Billy Jim "B.J." Davenport, 89, died Sunday, May 11, 2014.
Funeral: is set for3 p.m. Wednesday in White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford, with interment in Whitt Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in B.J.'s memory to Gardendale Hospice, 10300 N. Central Expressway, Suite 500, Dallas, Texas 75231.
Billy Jim Davenport was born Oct. 24, 1924, to J.D. "Dock" and Malissie Josephine Brock Davenport in Whitt. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and later made his career in service to his fellow man as a Texas state trooper. Davenport retired from the Department of Public Safety in 1985 and was named an honorary Texas Ranger.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Corene Mask Davenport; two brothers; and four sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Davenport; children, Linda Conniff and husband, Trey, and Pamela Brittain Walters and husband, Mark; grandchildren, Kristen, Tiger, Dustin, Melissa, Casey and Blake; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Iris Fern Dillon; and a host of family and friends.

Josephine Marie Ondra King

May 6, 2014 by Phil Major

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Died: 
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Funeral: 
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
Aledo Church of Christ
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Josephine Marie Ondra King, 79, died Sunday, May 4, 2014.
Service is set for 10 a.m. Friday, May 9 at Aledo Church of Christ, 201 S FM 1187. Interment will be at Annetta Cemtery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford, 76086.
Mrs. King was born in Weatherford and spent her life in the area. She married Richard King in 1954 and they were blessed with four children: Sheri, Gary, Larry and Melinda. Larry preceded her in death in 1960.
Mrs. King was a consummate homemaker and mother, working only short stints outside the home. She loved to travel, was an avid reader and enjoyed flowers. She was an active member of the Aledo Church of Christ for 55 years, sharing her gifts in children's Bible classes, the hospital gown ministry, church history scrapbooking, and organizing dinners for the sick and bereavement ministry.
King was preceded in death by her parents, Adolph and Rosa Ondra; and sisters, Janie Wyatt, Alyne Wingo, Margaret Adams, Rosalie Reynolds and Eloise Barber.
Survivors include her husband, Richard King; children, Sheri Messer and husband Ken, Gary King and wife Jeannie, and Melinda Roberts and husband Rob; grandchildren, Ryan King, Andrew King, Jake King, Cheyenne King, Austin Roberts and wife Shauna, and Ethan Roberts; and brother, Augusta Ondra.

Nelwyn Sherrill Tharpe

May 5, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Monday, September 28, 1942
Died: 
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Funeral: 
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
Springtown Baptist Temple, 201 J E Woody Road
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Springtown, Texas

Nelwyn Sherrill Tharpe, 71, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, after a long struggle with cancer.
Funeral is set for 10 a.m. Friday in the sanctuary of Springtown Baptist Temple, 201 J E Woody Road with interment at Spring Creek Cemetery in Weatherford. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Mrs. Tharpe was born Sept. 28, 1942, in Richland Parish, La., daughter of the late Harrel and Maggie Branch. She was a dedicated member of the Springtown Baptist Temple for more than 10 years. Tharpe loved to quilt and faithfully read the Bible every morning. Being an outdoors enthusiast, she spent many hours sitting on the porch enjoying the birds.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Joe Branch.
Survivors include daughters, Theresa Arnold and husband, Bobby, of Springtown and Sandy Cobb and husband, Patrick, of Red Oak; grandchildren, Madelynn Herndon and husband, Tyler, of Springtown, Shelby Arnold of Springtown, Timothy Cobb, Tyler Cobb, Natalie Cobb, and Jenny Cobb all of Red Oak; siblings, Lee Branch and wife, Jane of Magnolia, Ark., Donald Branch of DeBerry, Diane Branch, Wayne Branch and wife, Dedi of Springtown, Michael Branch and wife, Janice of Kilgore, Ronnie Branch and wife, Linda of Stephenville, Dieanne Middleton and husband Donald Ray of Granbury; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of loving family and friends.

Lucille Butler Homsley

May 5, 2014 by Phil Major

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Born: 
Sunday, February 3, 1918
Died: 
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Funeral: 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 14:00
Location: 
Church at the Crossing (formerly First Baptist) in Aledo
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Lucille Butler Homsley, owner of Lucille's Beauty Shop in Aledo, 96, died Sunday morning, May 4, 2014 at her home.
Memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 at Church at the Crossing (formerly First Baptist) in Aledo, with Rev. Lee Brewer officiating.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
Ella Lucille Butler was born to Alphonzo Carlos Butler, Jr. and Rebecca Jane Morgan Butler Feb. 3, 1918, in Parker County. She was one of nine siblings, all of whom have preceded her in death. Lucille accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and was baptized in a creek while attending Center Pointe Baptist Church in Annetta.
At the age of 16, Lucille met Homer Laverne Homsley, better known as "Bun," at a skating rink. Lucille was married to Laverne Sept. 26, 1936, in Parker County, where they settled in Aledo. To this union, Ivan Donald Homsley was born. He served in the U. S. Army and was killed in Vietnam in 1968.
Mrs. Homsley was well known as the owner of Lucille's Beauty Shop, which was located on the side of her home. She cut, curled and permed hair for 50-plus years. Even at the age of 96, she was still doing favors for friends who needed a perm. Her customers became like family and considered Homsley to not only fix their hair but their personal problems as well. One of her life verses was "Cast your burdens on the Lord, and He will sustain you. " Psalm 55:22

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