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James M McKee

May 11, 2015 by Phil Major

Died: 
Friday, May 8, 2015
Services: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 14:00
Location: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

James M McKee, Jr., 84, died Friday, May 8, 2015 in Fort Worth. Funeral is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 12 at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel with interment in Long Creek Cemetery. Visitation is from 6-8 pm Monday at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel.
Mr. McKee was born in Rio Vista and raised in Fort Worth, the son of James and Vandalee McKee. He was a lifelong resident of Fort Worth.
In his early years, McKee worked at the local grocery store in White Settlement, and after building a cart on wheels started his own business delivering groceries to apartments and homes. He met his wife at a movie theater in White Settlement, and they were married in 1950 at Terrace Acres Church. In 1951 he joined the Army and was involved in the Korean War.

Grant Steele Maples

May 7, 2015 by Phil Major

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Born: 
Tuesday, September 17, 1963
Died: 
Monday, May 4, 2015
Services: 
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 11:00
Location: 
University Christian Church, 2720 S. University Dr., Fort Worth
Other Arrangements: 
In lieu of flowers, a fund has been established to assist in the health and well-being of Grant’s children. Contributions can be made to: Grand Bank 16660 Dallas Parkway, #1700 Dallas, TX 75248 (Memo line: Maples Children Fund) Or online at http://www.gofundme.com/grantmapleskids Donations may also be made to Trinity Valley Endowment, Trinity Valley School, 7500 Dutch Branch Road, Fort Worth, TX 76132.
Funeral Home: 
Galbreith Pickard Funeral Chapel

Grant Steele Maples died May 4, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 11a.m. Monday, May 11 at University Christian Church, 2720 S. University Dr., Fort Worth.
Mr. Maples was born in Fort Worth Sept. 17, 1963 to Don and Shirley Richardson Maples. His family, including his sister Judith and brother John, moved to Abilene in 1969. After graduating from Abilene Cooper High School, he attended Texas Tech University, earning his BBA in finance. He had a long career as a banker and oil and gas lending executive.

Jewel Marie Bosley Leatherwood

May 6, 2015 by Phil Major

Died: 
Monday, May 4, 2015
Services: 
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 11:00
Location: 
Central Baptist Church
Memorials may be made to: 
American Cancer Society
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

Jewel Marie Bosley Leatherwood, 87, of Weatherford, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family Monday, May 4, 2015. Memorial service is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9 at Central Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Leatherwood was a member of Central Baptist Church. She was a devoted caregiver and loved going to garage sales. She is preceded in death by her first husband, James King; first son, James King II; grandson, James King III; second husband, Maynard Leatherwood; parents, Rob and Jewel Emily Bosley; brothers, Cye and Ray Bosley; and sister, Lula May Bosley.

Maria Elizabeth Curry

May 4, 2015 by Phil Major

Born: 
Wednesday, November 29, 1933
Died: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Services: 
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 13:00
Location: 
Stephens Catholic Church, 1802 Bethel Road, Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home 105 Denver Trail Azle, TX

Maria Elizabeth Curry, 81, died Saturday, May 2, 2015.
Service is set for 1 p.m. Friday at St. Stephens Catholic Church, 1802 Bethel Road, Weatherford. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. with rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday at White's Azle Funeral Home.
Mrs. Curry was born Nov. 29, 1933 in Dublin, Ireland to John and Roseline King.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur (Joe) Curry; sons, Kevin Curry and Liam Curry; and grandson, Ray Mosier.
Survivors include sons Sean Curry and wife, Dorothy, and Brian Curry and wife, Xiomara; daughters, Maria Lester and husband, Terry, Erin Eilenberger and husband, Dave, and Maureen Giovenco and husband, Ed; daughter-in-law, Kim Curry; 27 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.

Ed M. Burke

May 4, 2015 by Phil Major

Born: 
Tuesday, April 9, 1946
Died: 
Monday, May 4, 2015
Services: 
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 13:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
Services in care of White's Funeral Home - Weatherford

Ed M. Burke, 69, of Weatherford died from a stroke Monday, May 4, 2015.
Funeral service is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, May 9 in White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford with interment at East Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford.
Mr. Burke was born April 9, 1946, son of Joseph Burke and Birtie Lou Boyd Burke, in Manhattan, N.Y. He retired from Lockheed Martin in April 2011, having worked as an engineer on the F-22 jet fighter.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Burke of Weatherford; stepsons, Keith Barnes of Fort Worth and Kevin Barnes of Hurst; granddaughters, Amber, Crystal and Lindsey; five great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; and siblings, Carol Burke and Paul Burke, of Kerrville, Susan Burke of Grand Prairie and Nancy Burke of League City.

Dean Gilland

April 29, 2015 by Phil Major

Born: 
Friday, September 6, 1929
Died: 
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Services: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 11:00
Location: 
First Baptist Church of Santo, 135 W. Palo Pinto St
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Mineral Wells

Dean Gilland, 85, of Santo died Tuesday, April 28, 2015.
Funeral is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Santo, 135 W. Palo Pinto St. with interment at Landreth Cemetery, Palo Pinto County. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Friday at White's Funeral Home, 101 N. E. 4th Ave., Mineral Wells.
Mrs. Gilland was born Sept. 6, 1929 to Horace Hopkins Miller and Ima Clark Miller in eastern Palo Pinto County. She graduated from Millsap High School in 1946 and attended Tarleton State College. She graduated from North Texas State University in 1964.
Gilland taught school at Progress, Santo and Strawn for over 30 years, following in the footsteps of her grandfather, John M. Miller and aunt, Edith Wheeler. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Santo and the Busy Beavers Club.

Martha Louise Granstaff Middleton

April 28, 2015 by Phil Major

Born: 
Friday, October 21, 1927
Died: 
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Services: 
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 13:00
Location: 
First Baptist Church Weatherford, 221 Church Street
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford

Martha Louise Granstaff Middleton, 87, of Weatherford died Sunday, April 26, 2015.
Celebration of Life is set for 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church Weatherford, 221 Church Street. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Whites Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford. A private family graveside service will be held earlier in the day on Thursday.

Colene Byrom

April 28, 2015 by Phil Major

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Born: 
Sunday, January 31, 1937
Died: 
Monday, April 27, 2015
Services: 
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 14:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Memorials may be made to: 
American Cancer Society, 3301 W. Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford

Colene Byrom, 78, of Hudson Oaks died Monday, April 27, 2015.
Funeral service is set for 2 p.m. Thursday, April 30 in White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford, with interment at 10 a.m. Friday in the City of Lubbock Cemetery. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 29 at White's Funeral Home.
In lieu of usual remembrances, the family suggest donations to the American Cancer Society, 3301 W. Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.

Anna Owens

April 28, 2015 by Phil Major

Born: 
Saturday, February 8, 1947
Died: 
Friday, April 24, 2015
Services: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 11:00
Location: 
Woodland Park Cemetery, 2600 Hwy. 281 South, Mineral Wells
Funeral Home: 
Services in care of White's Funeral Home - Mineral Wells.

Anna Owens, 68, of Mineral Wells died Friday, April 24, 2015.
Graveside service is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2 at Woodland Park Cemetery, 2600 Hwy. 281 South, Mineral Wells. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Friday at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1201 S. E. 25th Ave., Mineral Wells.
Mrs. Owens was born Feb. 8, 1947 to C.L. and Alice Sorenson Stalling in Mineral Wells.
Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Richardson and husband, Ralph; granddaughter, Alyssa Akin; brother, Leon Stalling; sisters, Nancy Krause and husband, David, and Barbara Hummel and husband, Chris; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Robert R. McAnally

April 27, 2015 by Phil Major

Born: 
Saturday, March 12, 1921
Died: 
Monday, March 16, 2015

Robert (Bob) R. McAnally, 94, died Monday, March 16, 2015, in Springfield, Mo. where he had recently moved to be with family. A lifelong Texan, he raised his family in the Odessa/Midland area before moving to Fort Worth in 1966. He called Aledo home for the past 18 years of his life.
Mr. McAnally was born in Loraine March 12, 1921 to Lee Henderson McAnally and Jessie May (Brewer) McAnally.
He was preceded In death by his wife of 67 years, Charlotte Edith (Chapman) McAnally; daughter, Sharon Annette (McAnally) Lewis; granddaughter, Candy Estes; four sisters; and two brothers.

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