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Frances Dee Mason

February 10, 2015 by Phil Major

Died: 
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Services: 
Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 11:00
Location: 
South Main Church of Christ in Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangments.

Frances Dee Mason, 78, of Fort Worth, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 at her home. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel. Funeral is set for 11 a.m. Feb. 14 at South Main Church of Christ in Weatherford, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford.
Mrs. Mason was a retired CNA and foster parent. She enjoyed shopping and going to garage sales in her free time.
She was preceded in death by husband, McCunnie Washington, and oldest son Danny Washington.

Janice Gayle Bateman

February 10, 2015 by Phil Major

Born: 
Wednesday, July 7, 1937
Died: 
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Services: 
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 14:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Memorials may be made to: 
Pythian Home, 1825 Bankhead Rd., P. O. Box 239, Weatherford, TX 76086 or to the American Cancer Society, 3301 W. Frwy., Fort Worth, TX 76107
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Janice Gayle Bateman, 77, of Weatherford died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at home.
Memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Friday in White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
In lieu of usual remembrances the family suggests donations to the Pythian Home, 1825 Bankhead Rd., P. O. Box 239, Weatherford, TX 76086 or to the American Cancer Society, 3301 W. Frwy., Fort Worth, TX 76107.
Mrs. Bateman was born July 7, 1937, daughter of Carlos D. and Thelma G. Leake Goddard in Fort Worth. She married Rufus K. Bateman July 14, 1956 in Fort Worth. They spent 59 happy years together and raised three wonderful children. She was a gifted artist and was a member of Clay and Canvas Group of Artists, Oil Painters of American, National Water Color Association and other artist organizations.

James "Bob" Land

February 9, 2015 by Phil Major

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Born: 
Friday, August 5, 1938
Died: 
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Services: 
Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Memorials may be made to: 
American Cancer Society, 3301 W. Frwy., Fort Worth, Texas 76107, 800-227-2345
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

James "Bob" Land, 76, of Aledo died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015.
Funeral is set for 10 a.m. Saturday in White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford with interment at Ash Creek Cemetery, 300 Stewart St., Azle. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Friday at White's Funeral Home, Weatherford.
In lieu of usual remembrances, the family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 3301 W. Frwy., Fort Worth, Texas 76107, 800-227-2345.
James Robert "Bob" Land was born Aug. 5, 1938, son of James and Golda Land, in Bessmer, Ala. He married Twylla D'Ann Johnson.
Mr. Land was the owner and operator of B&L Interior for many years. He loved assisting South Cliff Baptist Church and loved fishing and was an avid Texas Rangers baseball fan.

Donald Ray "Duck" Shirley

February 9, 2015 by Phil Major

Born: 
Wednesday, March 26, 1941
Died: 
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Services: 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 14:00
Location: 
Brock Baptist Church, 2111 FM 1189
Memorials may be made to: 
Brock Baptist Church, Sports Recreation Center, 2111 FM 1189, Brock, TX 76087
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Donald Ray "Duck" Shirley, 73, of Brock died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015.
Funeral service is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Brock Baptist Church, 2111 FM 1189 with interment at Evergreen Cemetery in Lipan. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be mailed to Brock Baptist Church, Sports Recreation Center, 2111 FM 1189, Brock, TX 76087.
Mr. Shirley was born March 26, 1941 in Brock, son of N.L. (Lynn) and Oma Shirley. He graduated from Brock High School in 1959 and went to work for Southern Airways until it closed in 1970. He became a lifelong farmer, harvesting watermelon and cantaloupes, baling hay and digging coastal sprigs. He had retired and enjoyed visiting his many friends at his office, the barn.

Eskel Leo Brannan,

February 9, 2015 by Phil Major

Born: 
Sunday, February 25, 1917
Died: 
Friday, February 6, 2015
Services: 
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 14:00
Location: 
East Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Eskel Leo Brannan, 97, of Weatherford died Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 at Holland Lake Nursing Home in Weatherford.
Graveside service is set for 2 p.m. Monday at East Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford.
Mr. Brannan was born Feb. 25, 1917 in Bynum to George and Murtle Brannan. He was a member of the Cowboys Turtle Association, Rodeo Cowboys Association, PRCA and STRA. He was inducted into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2008. He honorably and proudly served his country in World War II.
Brandon was preceded in death by his brother, T.J. Brannan; wife, Delighta Elizabeth Brannan; granddaughter, Kodie Gouge; and two stepsons, Philip Calabria and Peter Calabria.

Barbara Ann Wood Thompson

February 6, 2015 by Phil Major

Born: 
Thursday, December 2, 1937
Died: 
Monday, February 2, 2015
Services: 
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 14:15
Location: 
Palo Pinto Cemetery.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Mineral Wells, 940-325-3311

Barbara Ann Wood Thompson of Palo Pinto died Monday, Feb. 2, 2015.
Private services were held Friday, Feb. 6 in Palo Pinto Cemetery.
Mrs. Thompson was born Dec. 2, 1937 in Bass River, Cape Cod, Mass. to George William and Marian Pearl Varney Wood. In 1952, her family moved to California where she married Robert Franklin Thompson. They had three children while Robert made a career of the Navy, and Barbara was mostly a stay at home wife and mother. In 1982, they retired to Palo Pinto where Bob's family was from (the Cantey Bus Station). Shortly after coming back, Barbara went to work at the Palo Pinto County courthouse in the tax office where she did the voter registration among other things until she retired in December 1999.

Evelyn Lois May

February 4, 2015 by Phil Major

Born: 
Thursday, June 23, 1927
Died: 
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Services: 
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 22:30
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford

Evelyn Lois May, 87, of Weatherford died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at a local care center.
Memorial service is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday in White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
Mrs. May was born June 23, 1927, daughter of William Aubrey and Mary Madeline Utley Frair, in Tulsa, Okla. She married R.D. May and they raised nine children.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, R.D. May; brother, P.D. Frair; daughter-in-law, Sharon Sutherland; grandson, Steve Sutherland; and son-in-law, David Sneed.

Grace Marie Plowman Gray

February 4, 2015 by Phil Major

Born: 
Friday, July 19, 1957
Died: 
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Services: 
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 14:00
Location: 
Agape Metropolitan Community Church
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard is in charge of the arrangements.

Grace Marie Plowman Gray, 57, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 at her home in Fort Worth. Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 6 from 6-8 p.m. at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel. Funeral is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Agape Metropolitan Community Church.
Mrs. Gray was born July 19, 1957 in Weatherford to James V. and Norma Plowman. She was a former law enforcement officer and asset protection officer for Target. She was a member of the Agape Metropolitan Community Church where she served as a deacon and worship leader. Her favorite activities were camping and singing.

Vernelle “Pat” Ingram

February 4, 2015 by Phil Major

Died: 
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Services: 
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 16:30
Location: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in Weatherford

Vernelle “Pat” Ingram, 84, of Weatherford died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015.
Funeral is set for 4:30 p.m. Friday at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in Weatherford. Visitationis from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Survivors include her son, Michael Ingram and wife Traci; daughter, Sheryl Hearn; seven grandchildren, Brandon Ingram, Joseph Ingram, Miranda Ingram, McKenzi Ingram, Jaclyn Hearn, Jadie Hearn, and Jake Hearn; and four great-grandchildren.

Brenda G. Scallan

February 4, 2015 by Phil Major

Born: 
Friday, April 19, 1940
Died: 
Monday, February 2, 2015
Services: 
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 10:00
Location: 
Holy Redeemer Catholic Community Church, 16250 Old Weatherford Road, Aledo
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home 105 Denver Trail Azle

Brenda G. Scallan, 74,died Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 surrounded by her family..
Service is set for 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Community Church, 16250 Old Weatherford Road, Aledo with interment at Strong Memorial Cemetery, Slocum. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at White's Azle Funeral Home with rosary at 7 p.m.        
Mrs. Scallan was born to the late  W. Earl and Ruby D. Garrison April 19, 1940 in Houston. The family moved to Fort Worth in 1944 where she attended White Settlement Schools making many life long friends. She graduated Brewer High School in 1958.

Sports Calendar

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

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