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John Ashley White, III

January 28, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Thursday, December 1, 1960
Died: 
Friday, January 24, 2014
Services: 
Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 18:00
Location: 
New River Fellowship, 3252 E. I-20, Hudson Oaks, Texas 76087
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of usual remembrances a donation may be made in John's memory at First Financial Bank of Weatherford, 101 N. Main St., Weatherford, Texas 76086, 817-596-9621.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home of Weatherford is in charge of arrangements.

John Ashley White, III, 53, of Hudson Oaks died Jan. 24, 2014 in his home, surrounded by family and friends.
Memorial service is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at New River Fellowship, 3252 E. I-20, Hudson Oaks, Texas 76087, 817-341-7970.
In lieu of usual remembrances a donation may be made in John's memory at First Financial Bank of Weatherford, 101 N. Main St., Weatherford, Texas 76086, 817-596-9621.
John Ashley White, III was born Dec. 1, 1960 in Norfolk, Va. He was raised and graduated from high school in Warner Robins, Ga. He was a member of the class of 1979, and well known as a wonderful football player. John also played football at Jacksonville State College in Jacksonville, Ala. He joined the U.S. Air Force, which brought him to Texas where he fell in love with Connie, who became his beloved wife of 24 years. They had two beautiful children together. John later opened U.S. Steam and successfully ran the business for many years.
John was a loving and devoted husband and father. He loved coaching youth soccer in Weatherford. He also enjoyed playing golf with his buddies. He loved being at the lake and fishing with his family and friends. John and Connie have always opened their hearts and home to everyone that crossed their paths.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Cheryl Denise White and Allison White Rowe; and uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Olan Shepard, Jr.

James "Jack" Monroe Dodson

January 27, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Monday, March 4, 1929
Died: 
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Services: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 11:00
Location: 
Azleland Memorial Park in Azle
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home 105 Denver Trail Azle, TX 76020

James "Jack" Monroe Dodson, 84, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.
Graveside service is planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 at Azleland Memorial Park in Azle.
Jack was born March 4, 1929 to Ora and Ola Dodson in Fort Worth. He worked for the city of Fort Worth for 28 years and retired as a truck driver. He will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his wife, Katheryn Dodson; son, Kenneth Hoyt Dodson and wife, Malissa; grandchildren, Shirley Jolene Dodson, Frazer Keenan Dodson, and Carra Dodson; and great-grandson, Atticus Walker Dodson.

Carl H. "Tooter" Cash

January 20, 2014 by Phil Major

Died: 
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Services: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 13:00
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Springtown, Texas, 817-523-7211

Carl H. "Tooter" Cash, 60, died Jan. 19, 2014.
Funeral service is 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 at White's Funeral Chapel in Azle. Visitation us 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Funeral Home. Interment is in Springtown Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Cash; and children, Audra Collins and Carl Cash.
Arrangements are under the direction of White's Funeral Home, Springtown, Texas, 817-523-7211

Dan Dowd

January 20, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Thursday, September 4, 1958
Died: 
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Friday at White's Azle Chapel, 105 Denver Trail, Azle
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan., 66675, in Dan's name.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail, Azle, TX 76020, 817-444-3211

Dan Dowd, 55, loving husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather, died Jan. 18, 2014 in Benbrook.
Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Friday at White's Azle Chapel, 105 Denver Trail, Azle. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan., 66675, in Dan's name.
Mr. Dowd was born Sept. 4, 1958 in Stuttgart, Germany to Robert James and Rosemary Dowd. He grew up in California. He married the love of his life, Trish Hukill, July 11, 1992. Dan was an avid biker and had recently fulfilled his dream in opening Three D Motor Sports in Weatherford. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his loving wife of 22 years, Trish Dowd; children, Zach Goen, Danny Dowd, Meagan Lewis and husband, Wayne, and Randy Dowd and wife, Kristine; seven grandchildren; sisters, Debra Ethridge and husband, Robert and Sue Conti; three nieces and nephews; and a host of loving friends.
Arrangements are under the direction of White's Azle Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail, Azle, TX 76020, 817-444-3211

Annis Robertson

January 20, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Thursday, May 19, 1932
Died: 
Friday, January 17, 2014
Services: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 14:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave. Weatherford
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Annis' name to Neighbors to Neighbors, Shriners Hospital or The Alzheimer's Assoc.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, 401 N. Main, Springtown, TX 76082

Annis Robertson, 81, di8ed Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 in Weatherford with her loving family by her side.
Service is at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 at White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave. Weatherford. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at White's Funeral Home, 401 N. Main, Springtown. Interment is at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Grand Prairie.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Annis' name to Neighbors to Neighbors, Shriners Hospital or The Alzheimer's Assoc.
Annis Robertson was born May 19, 1932. She was a volunteer for Neighbors to Neighbors for many years. Annis loved fishing, reading, cooking for her family, traveling and cats. She had a servant's heart and had done volunteer work with the Salvation Army. Annis was also awarded Woman of the Year in 2003 by the Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of the Springtown First United Methodist Church. Annis was preceded in death by her husband, James Robertson; her parents; and a daughter, Linda Robertson.
Survivors include her daughter, Cindy Goodson and husband, Barry of Springtown; son, Marvin Woods and wife, Michelle of Crowley; daughter, Sarah McGough and husband, Pete of Fruitvale; son, James Mitchell Robertson; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of White's Funeral Home, 401 N. Main, Springtown, TX 76082

Thomasene "Sue" Hatcher

January 20, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Sunday, April 7, 1935
Died: 
Friday, January 17, 2014
Services: 
Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 14:00
Location: 
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 212 Pearson Lane, Azle
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail, Azle, TX 76020, 817-444-3211

Thomasene "Sue" Hatcher died Jan. 17, 2014 at age 78.
Memorial service is 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 212 Pearson Lane, Azle.
Sue was born April 7, 1935 in Hollis, Okla. to the late Willy Arnold and Mary Kathreen Patrick Weightman.
She was a loving wife and mother. Sue loved her family and all of her friends. She will truly be missed by all. Sue was one of Jehovah's Witnesses and she attended the Eagle Mountain Kingdom Hall in Azle. She enjoyed talking to people about the Bible and the wonderful blessings that will come by means of God's Kingdom. Sue and her family had lived in Fort Worth before moving to the Weatherford-Azle area in about 1990.
She was preceded in death by sisters, Violet Weightman, Lois McVickers, Doris Ann McQueen and Peggy Marie Music; and brothers, Jess Arnold Weightman and Carnel (Duke) Weightman.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Jimmy D. Hatcher; daughter, Deanna K. Jenkins; grandchildren, Shelbie Jenkins, Brendie Jenkins and Ryan Jenkins; sisters, Luceile Lowry of Sarah, Okla. and Glenetta Pearl Conway of Sarah, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are under the direction of White's Azle Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail, Azle, TX 76020, 817-444-3211

James Vernon Thomson

January 20, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Friday, December 23, 1921
Died: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Services: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 14:00
Location: 
Memory Gardens of the Valley in Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford, 817-596-4811

James Vernon Thomson, 92, died Jan. 15, 2014 in Fort Worth after an extended illness.
Graveside services are Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. at Memory Gardens of the Valley in Weatherford. No visitation is planned.
James was born Dec. 23, 1921 in Evergreen to James Q. Thomson and Annie Morrison Thomson. He was married to his loving wife, Ruby Parsons Thomson. James Thomson was an Army veteran of World War II and was retired from General Dynamics after more than 40 years of service. He was also an active member and deacon at Northside Baptist Church in Weatherford.
He was predeceased by his parents; a son, James Thomson, Jr.; first wife, Doris Gunter Thomson; second wife, Evelyn Dahr Thomson; all his siblings; and grandson, Robert H. Owens.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Thomson; daughter, Sharon Ann Thomson; grandchildren, Stephen and (Margaret) Owens, Travis and (Paulette) Owens, Kenna Owens, K. D. Owens, Megan Thomson and Samuel Thomson; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of White's Funeral Home, Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Colonel (Ret) Floyd Emerson Galloway, Jr.

January 20, 2014 by Phil Major

Died: 
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Services: 
Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Azle Chapel in Azle
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to one of his favorite charities in his name: Azle Animal Shelter, Salvation Army or the Fort Worth Zoo
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home 105 Denver Trail Azle, TX 76020

Colonel (Ret) Floyd Emerson Galloway, Jr. died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.
Memorial service is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at White's Azle Chapel in Azle. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to one of his favorite charities in his name: Azle Animal Shelter, Salvation Army or the Fort Worth Zoo.
Born into the Army-Air Corps, he traveled all over the country as a child, landing in Paris, Ky., where he met, courted and married Elise Baird Galloway. He entered the Air Force in 1954, continuing the long family tradition of military service, retiring after 30 years in 1984. He was a strategic bomber pilot and commanding officer serving in the 8th Air Force, SAC.
After retiring, he was an icon in the City of Sanctuary for more than 20 years. He served as mayor, treasurer, city administrator and was mayor pro tem at his death. The colonel was a man of conviction and honor. He loved to read and was a student of history. The colonel loved his country, his family, his dogs and his friends. He loved to fly. The colonel was a simple man who enjoyed sharing a glass of wine with friends, eating a good "greasy spoon" meal, quoting poetry, and working on city business with his trusty city secretary at his side.
Megg is indebted to her friends from Tison Middle School and the family of Sanctuary for their support and kindness during this difficult journey.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elise Baird Galloway; and son, Floyd Emerson Galloway III.

Ima Dee Stevens

January 20, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Wednesday, December 31, 1913
Died: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Services: 
Monday, January 20, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Memorials may be made to: 
Mrs. Stevens' family suggests contributions in Ima Dee's name to a charity of your choice.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Ima Dee Stevens, 100, a longtime resident of Parker County, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Weatherford.
Funeral was scheduled at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20 in White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford. Dr. David George will officiate. Interment is in Dilbeck Cemetery, Peaster.
Mrs. Stevens' family suggests contributions in Ima Dee's name to a charity of your choice.
Stevens was born Dec. 31, 1913, in Whitt. She was the first of three daughters born to the late Starks N. and Dovie Jane Blakney Smith. She graduated from North Texas Teachers College and married Archie Stevens, also from Parker County. Together they made their careers in education in many towns across Texas, and both retired from Fort Worth ISD.
Ima Dee loved gardening, participating in club activities and playing 42 with her friends. She was a member of the Twentieth Century Club, the Business and Professional Women's organization, Parker County Retired Teachers Association, the Weatherford Garden Club, and Kappa Kappa Iota Professional Sorority.
Ima Dee was a member of First Baptist Church of Weatherford for nearly 60 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband Archie Stevens, her parents, and her sister Marjorie Briggs.
Ima Dee is survived by her sister Alma Reldon McClendon, numerous loving nieces and nephews, and a host of other family and friends.
Arrangements are under the direction of White's Funeral Home, Weatherford, 817-596-4811.

Eric Tyler Willoughby

January 14, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Friday, June 30, 1995
Died: 
Monday, January 13, 2014
Services: 
Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 15:00
Location: 
First Baptist Church of Aledo, 128 Elm St.
Memorials may be made to: 
First Baptist Church of Aledo.
Funeral Home: 
Winscott Road Funeral Home, 1001 Winscott Road, Benbrook

Eric Tyler Willoughby, 18, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.
Funeral service will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18 at First Baptist Church of Aledo, 128 Elm St., Aledo 76008. Burial will be in Aledo/Brown Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday at Winscott Road Funeral Home, 1001 Winscott Road, Benbrook.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for memorial donations to First Baptist Church of Aledo.
Eric was born June 30, 1995 in Fort Worth. He loved watching all sports, especially the Rangers and Cowboys. Eric enjoyed music, singing, and playing his X-Box. But most of all he loved hanging out with his friends. Eric was presented with a special accomplishment as the First Graduate of 2014 Aledo High School.
Survivors include his parents, Kelly and Tara Willoughby; sister, Kristen Marish and husband, Taylor of Fort Worth; brother, Phillip Willoughby of Aledo; grandparents, Carey and Larry Billups of Watauga, James Ransberger and Bui Batchler of Watauga, and Linda Ransberger of Fort Worth; uncle, Michael Willoughby and wife, Margaret; aunt, Colleen Seaman and husband, Brad; uncles, Derek Ransberger and David Ransberger; cousins, Carly, Michelle, Chris and Karyan; and many close friends, some of which were like brothers.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, August 27

  • AHS at Volleypalooza Varsity Tournament, TBA

Friday, August 28

Saturday, August 29

Tuesday, September 1

  • AHS VS Denton Guyer at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity VS Burleson Centennial at AHS; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at Chisholm Trail, 6 p.m.

Thursday, September 3

  • AHS at Gingerbread Jamboree at Denton; 8:30 a.m.

  • AHS JV at Burleson Centennial; 4 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at Wylie Prep, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 4

  • AHS VS Colleyville Heritage at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity VS Noxubee Co. Tigers (Miss.) at Bearcat Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

  • TCA Varsity at CHANT, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 5

  • AHS at Chisholm Trail Freshman Tournament; TBA

Tuesday, September 8

  • AHS VS Richland at AHS

    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    JV, 5:30 p.m.

    9th A, 5:30 p.m.

    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Everman; 4 p.m.

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