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Rebecca K Bannister James

July 29, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Friday, April 30, 1971
Died: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Services: 
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 10:30
Location: 
Parker County Cowboy Church
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rebecca James Memorial Scholarship Fund, to benefit local graduating seniors, in care of First Financial Bank, P.O. Box 279, Aledo, Texas 76008
Funeral Home: 
Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home

Rebecca K Bannister James
Rebecca was born April 30, 1971, in Bryan. In her elementary years Fort Worth became her home. This was special for her because her grandparents lived close by. Spending time with them making memories is what made her cherish her childhood. Rebecca loved family and traditions.
She graduated from Fort Worth Christian School in 1989. In 1993, she graduated from Texas A&M University where she studied English, psychology and French. It was here that she met her husband, Devin James, of 19 years. They were married in August of 1993. They then built a life together with their four adoring children.
Rebecca was dearly loved by all who knew her. She never encountered someone without them being touched and feeling special and important. She was a light for our Heavenly Father and endeared everyone with her smile and contagious laugh. Not one to sit and watch life pass her by, she lived it to the fullest and made everyday count for His kingdom. She was the center that everyone circled around. She loved to talk and share her love for Jesus. She lived her life making each moment count, loving with her whole heart, and was thankful and joyful in all circumstances.

Lena "Dorothy" Bane

July 18, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Wednesday, November 9, 1921
Died: 
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Services: 
Friday, July 5, 2013 - 10:00
Location: 
First United Methodist Church
Other Arrangements: 
: 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at White's Funeral Home in Weatherford.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Lena "Dorothy" Bane
Dorothy was born on November 9, 1921 in Laneville, Texas to John and Mittie Barron. She married Elmer J. Bane on January 23, 1943, and they had two children. They made their move to Weatherford in 1958 for employment with the Texas Pythian Home as house parents for the boys' dormitory. They remained at the Pythian Home until 1966. Dorothy always maintained strong relationships and love for "her boys." She retired from W. H. Bowden Department Store in 1980 and was a past member and Past Chief of the Pythian Sisters. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and faithful volunteer. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer; son-in-law, Donald W. Thompson; daughter-in-law, Kay Bane; five brothers; and one sister.
Survivors include, her son, Ronnie Bane (Margaret); daughter, Charlotte Thompson; grandchildren, Carrie Thompson, Kymberly Densmore (Jeremy Steward), and Chris Bane (Mandi); and great-grandchildren, Hunter Bane, Dylan Densmore and Taylor Steward.

Ben W. Smith

July 18, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Saturday, September 18, 1920
Died: 
Monday, July 1, 2013
Services: 
Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 10:30
Location: 
All Saints' Episcopal Church
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at White's Funeral Home
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of usual remembrances, the Smith family suggests contributions in Ben's memory to the All Saints' Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 123 S. Waco St., Weatherford, TX 76086
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Ben W. Smith
Born Sept. 18, 1920, in Carroll County, Miss., to W.W. and Mattie Elizabeth Smith, Ben was the youngest son in a close knit family of 13 children. Ben earned a civil engineering degree from the University of Mississippi in 1944 before joining the Navy, where he served in the Pacific during World War II. After the war, Ben took a job with Conoco Oil Company as a geophysicist.
On July 11, 1950, Ben married Carolyn Jean Nunnally, of Weatherford, with whom he enjoyed 51 years of marriage. During his lengthy career with Conoco, Ben, Carolyn and their two daughters made their home in numerous cities before his retirement in 1983, and their return to Weatherford in 1987.
Ben was a member of All Saints' Episcopal Church, an avid gardener and golfer. A quiet man, Ben never complained (other than about the occasional golf score) and lived the motto, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."
Ben was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Smith, on Aug. 11, 2001; and his parents.
The family would like to thank Dr. David Reeve and office and all the staff of Autumn Hill Manor for their compassion, love, and excellent care.
Survivors include his daughters, Susan Rowan and husband, John, of McDonough, Ga., and Carol Rudiger and husband, Leland, of Weatherford; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Maureen Blake, of Jackson, Miss.

Charles Curtis Bullock

July 18, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Friday, March 26, 1926
Died: 
Monday, June 24, 2013
Services: 
Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Funeral Home
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Charles Curtis Bullock
Chuck was born in El Reno, Okla., on March 26, 1926, and was raised in nearby Calumet. He served in the United States Air Force near the end of World War II. Chuck married Norma Jeanne Wellman of Oklahoma City and they recently celebrated their 63rd anniversary. He and Jeanne had four children. They moved to Fort Worth in 1952 and then to rural Parker County in 1964, living first near Springtown and then between Azle and Weatherford. Chuck had a career as a design engineer, primarily for General Dynamics and additionally for other military-technology companies.
Chuck's great passion, beyond family and career, was flying light planes, and he spent some of his most glorious moments soaring over the Texas countryside. Among his children's fondest memories are the rides all enjoyed with their dad. So great was his enthusiasm that eventually Jeanne took flight instructions as well and they enjoyed time in the plane together.
Chuck was predeceased by his mother, Helen; his father, George; brother, Robert Bullock; sister, Mary Nowka; and son, Reginald Curtis Bullock.
Survivors: He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; sister, Margaret Winkinhoffer; daughters, Cynthia Lee and husband, Bill Cryer, and Nancy Henderson and husband, Johnnie; son, Schuyler and wife, Brenda; grandchildren, Justin Vinson, Keeton Vinson, Aubrey True and Kelly Bullock; and great-grandchildren, Lucy Vinson, London Rose Vinson, Brendan True and Ivy True.

Barbara Morgan

July 18, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Tuesday, November 10, 1936
Died: 
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Services: 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 14:00
Location: 
Memory Gardens of the Valley
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Barbara Ann Moore Morgan
Barbara Ann Moore Morgan, affectionately known by all her friends and family as "Honey", was born in her home in Weatherford on November 10, 1936 to Chester and Earnestine Moore. Honey took her first job at the age of 13 at a local drug store on the square called Rae's Drugs. On May 8, 1954, Honey married the love of her life, Kenneth C. Morgan and together they had four children: Aileene, Kenny, Keith and Mary Ann. She earned her beautician's license in 1963 and spent the next 50 years providing salon services to numerous clients. In May, 2013, Honey fell ill and after a short time in the hospital, she passed away on June 22, 2013 with her family by her side.
Honey was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Earnestine Moore; her best friend and sister-in-law, Inez Holder; and her beloved husband, Kenneth C. Morgan.

Audette Lothridge

June 24, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Friday, March 26, 1948
Died: 
Friday, June 21, 2013
Services: 
Monday, June 24, 2013 - 14:00
Location: 
East Greenwood Cemetary, Weatherford
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of usual remembrances, the Lothridge family suggests contributions in Audette's memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Margaret Audette Lothridge was born March 26, 1948, in Jacksboro, the first of six children to the late David Elton and Margaret Nell Jackson Pigg. She met and married the love of her life, Edwin Lothridge on Aug. 28, 1964, and they began their life together. Audette worked as an LVN at Campbell Hospital and also worked at Central Tax Authority and Brazos Bail Bonds and was a charter member of Willow Park Baptist Church. Audette enjoyed her grandchildren, loved the beach, cooking and Las Vegas.
Audette was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Renee Meeks; a granddaughter, Lindsey Meeks; a son-in-law, John Meeks; her parents; a sister, Myrtis Kay Bane; and grandmother, Hattie Pigg.
Survivors: Husband, Edwin Lothridge of Weatherford; daughter, Shonda Wylie and husband, Mike, of Springtown; son, Glenn Lothridge and wife, Marie, of Arkansas; grandchildren, Kendra Meeks, Joshua Meeks, Chandler Meeks, Christian Meeks, Tristen Wylie, Hunter Wylie, Nicholas Wylie, Justin Lothridge, and Jaycie Lothridge; great-grandchildren, Madison Meeks and Ally Meeks; brothers, Bobby Pigg and wife, Cynthia, of Granbury and David Pigg, Jr. and wife, DeAnna, of Weatherford; sisters, Debbie Thedford and husband, Bo, of Tolar, Rhonda Hisey of Weatherford, and Melodi Smith and husband, Donnie, of Granbury; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of loving friends.

Dan Harold Kauth

June 24, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Sunday, August 20, 1933
Died: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Services: 
Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 10:00
Location: 
Memory Gardens of the Valley
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Dan was born Aug. 20, 1933, in Salina, Kan., to Lola and Charles Kauth. He graduated from high school from Bavaria, Kan., in 1951. Dan married Ella Kohl on April 11, 1956, in Furth, Germany. Dan and Ella had been married 49 years when Ella died in 2005. They had one son, Jeffery, and one grandson, Clayton, whom Dan adored.
Dan served 20 years in the U.S. Army, serving tours of duty in Vietnam and Germany. He was a helicopter pilot and flight instructor. During his years of service, he received numerous awards and honors. He was proud of his service to his country.
After retirement from the military, Dan resided at Possum Kingdom Lake before finally moving to Weatherford.
Dan owned and operated Kauth Construction Company. Dan had many friends with whom he was generous with both his time and resources. Dan was a Shriner and active in community activities. He was an avid NASCAR fan.
Survivors: Surviving Dan are Jeffery, Pam and Clayton. Additional survivors are two sisters, Kay Smithers and Judy Morrison; and brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Linda Kauth.

George Goddard

June 24, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Monday, September 8, 1930
Died: 
Friday, June 21, 2013
Services: 
Monday, June 24, 2013 - 14:00
Location: 
Bethesda Cemetery
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

George Goddard
George Arnold Goddard was born Sept. 8, 1930, to the late Francis Leon and Ora Mae McAdoo Goddard, in Newkirk, Okla. He married Norma Jean Todar on July 12, 1982, and they began their life together. George worked for General Motors in California for 9 years, then in Arlington and finally retired from Shreveport after many, many years as a machinist. His first love was being a jockey and he rode all over the country over the years. George worked on several ranches through the years, the last being the Rhodes Ranch in Palo Pinto. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church of Mineral Wells for nearly 20 years.
George was preceded in death by his son, Stephen Arnold Goddard; a daughter, Lydia Joan Goddard; two brothers; one sister; and his parents.
Survivors: Wife, Norma Goddard of Weatherford; daughter, Laura Jane Moulder of Cleburne; stepchildren, Jackie Robinson, Dora Lea Bell, Ruth Ann McBride, George Melton and Vickie Briggle; 17 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; two sisters; one brother; and a host of loving family and friends.

Byme Culwell Moody

June 24, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Sunday, November 6, 1921
Died: 
Friday, June 21, 2013
Services: 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 10:00
Location: 
The First United Methodist Church in Azle
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6 to 8 P.M. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Azle
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Cook Children's Hospital or a charity of your choice
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Byrne Culwell Moody
Byrne C. or "B.C." was born November 6, 1921, in Azle to Gilliam Byrne Moody and Beulah Culwell Moody. He was the third of four children, including Margaret Moody Hankins, Ruby Moody Sears and Ed Frazier Moody. He married Joyce Gilley on October 5, 1945, at First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth. Mr. Moody was honorably discharged from the Army Air Corps in 1943 on a medical discharge and was then appointed as rural mail carrier for the City of Azle. Upon retirement, he ranched in Parker, Erath, and Hamilton counties before returning to Azle in 2004. Byrne C. was active in the Azle Volunteer Fire Department, Azle Lions Club, Ash Creek Cemetery Association, Azle Civic League, and a lifetime member of Azle First United Methodist Church with a dual-membership with Silver Creek United Methodist Church. He was a 50 year member of the Azle Masonic Lodge. Byrne C. was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters.

Ona Elizabeth Woodall Shores

June 24, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Wednesday, April 13, 1921
Died: 
Monday, June 17, 2013
Services: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 14:00
Location: 
White's Azle Chapel
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Ona Elizabeth Woodall Shores
Ona was born in Bogota to the late John Henry and Anne Woodall.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn Wesley Shores; and daughter, Sandra Elaine Shores Dizmond.
Survivors: daughters, Betty Sue Shores Anders and husband, Tommy of Azle, and Beverly LaVoyne Shores Hutton and husband, George of Fountain, Colorado; granddaughters, Renee, Kathy, Angela and Misty; grandsons, Scott, Todd, Brandon and Michael; and numerous great-grandchildren.

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