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Gayla Jean Snyder Phillips

March 14, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Tuesday, March 12, 1957
Died: 
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Funeral: 
Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 13:30
Location: 
Hilltop Family Church
Other Arrangements: 
Internment following the ceremony at Springtown Cemetery. Visitation and remembrance at White's Funeral Home in Springtown from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Springtown

Gayla Jean Snyder PhillipsGayla Jean Snyder Phillips

Gayla was born Gayla Jean Snyder to Ralph and Louise Snyder of Walters, Oklahoma, on March 12, 1957, in Duncan, Oklahoma. She grew up and graduated high school in Walters, Oklahoma. She later attended Fort Cobb Vo-tech in Fort Cobb, Oklahoma, where she received her LPN (LVN in Texas) certification.

Gayla was the epitome of the saying "I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could." She truly loved Texas, especially Springtown, and always swore she would never leave. Gayla worked many jobs in her life. However, her true calling was taking care of children, especially those who truly needed her care. Gayla was able to combine her love of children, her passion for helping those who needed help, and her extraordinary nursing skills to build a successful career while helping the many children who needed her help with whom she came in contact. She will be loved and greatly missed by all of those mentioned above and countless others. God bless and accept your eternal servant Gayla.

Gayla is preceded in death by many family members, including her parents and her brother, Larry Snyder.

Nancy Faye Newby-Brown

March 9, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Friday, December 3, 1937
Died: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Location: 
White's Funeral Home, 401 N. Main St., Springtown.
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Aledo Brown Cemetery, in Aledo. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Springtown

Nancy Faye Newby-BrownNancy Faye Newby-Brown

Nancy Faye was born on December 3, 1937 in Azle, TX. She graduated from Texas Women's University and later obtained a Masters in Education from the University of North Texas. She was married to Charles H. Brown on January 27, 1990, and they spent the next 22 wonderful and happy years together on their farm. She taught elementary school in Springtown, Boyd, and Decatur for over 32 years, and she was beloved by her many students. Nancy was an active member of the Delta-Kappa-Gamma Honors Society and was recognized numerous times by Who's Who Among American Teachers. She was also an active member of the Parker County Master Gardener's Club and The Hills Church of Christ in Richland Hills.

Nancy loved flowers, plants, and gardening, and often volunteered her time in helping to beautify the community. She worked on beautification projects for Springtown's City Hall, Chamber of Commerce, and the Springtown Museum. She was well known for her love of Christmas spirit, and her home was often a showcase during the holiday season. She was known for her generosity, scholarship, philosophy, and Christian love and charity for those in need.

She was preceded in death by her parents, R. Robert and Ruth Wright, and her brother, Robert Wright, Jr.

Evelyn Lewing Seay

March 8, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Wednesday, February 9, 1949
Died: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Other Arrangements: 
No service will be held.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Evelyn Lewing SeayEvelyn Lewing Seay

Evelyn was born February 9, 1949 to Luther Elvin and June Christian Lewing in Louisiana. She was a long time resident of Azle. Evelyn loved to be with her grandchildren and also enjoyed cooking.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters; and a brother.

Survivors include her children, Dennis Ray Turner, Douglas Edward Turner, Patricia Conley and husband, Joe, of Azle and Joe Jimenez of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Rachel Kirby, Levi Turner and Dalton Turner; daughter, Machelle Houston and friend, Elizabeth Craig.

John W. Eib, Jr.

March 6, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Saturday, August 11, 1923
Died: 
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Funeral: 
Friday, March 9, 2012 - 11:15
Location: 
Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

John W. Eib, Jr.John W. Eib, Jr.

John W. Eib, Jr., was born in Marion, Indiana August 11, 1923, son of the late, John and Effie Eib. He was a long time resident of Weatherford. John served his country honorably in the US Army during WWII. One of his favorite past times was watching old WWII movies and he was an avid Solitaire player. The love of John's life was his children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters and three daughters.

Survivors: spouse, Shirley Eib; five daughters, four sons, 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother; and numerous friend and acquaintances.

Beverly Lenora Dutcher

March 5, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Monday, April 9, 1934
Died: 
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Funeral: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 14:00
Location: 
White's Funeral Home Chapel in Azle
Other Arrangements: 
Interment to follow in Azleland Cemetery.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Beverly was born April 9, 1934, in Logan, Oklahoma, to the late Archie Burke and Nellie Daily. She was one of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Perry Dutcher and brother, Jack Daily.
Survivors: Son, Franklin Perry Dutcher Jr. and wife, Deana; daughters, Nell Halsey and husband, Chris, and Ann Allen and husband, Mike, all of Azle, and Frances Ellington and husband, Jeremy, of Austin; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert Daily and William Daily; sister, Darlene Folks.

Robert Earl "Bob" Edwards

March 5, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Saturday, February 6, 1926
Died: 
Friday, March 2, 2012
Funeral: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 11:00
Location: 
First Baptist Church of Briar, 200 W N Woody Road, Azle
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Azleland Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at White's Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail, Azle.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Bob was born February 6, 1926, the youngest of eight children, to the late Henry and Lou High Edwards in Berryville, Ark. He honorably served his country in the United States Army during World War II and later owned and operated Bob's Auto Repair for 25 years.

When he wasn't working, Bob loved to work with wood and camp and garden. He dearly loved his family and church family at First Baptist Church of Briar, where he was a member for 52 years and served as deacon for many years.
Bob was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Idella, on Oct. 18, 2010; his parents; and seven siblings.

Survivors: Sons, Robert Edwards and wife, Betty, Billy Edwards and fiancee, Denise, all of Azle, Tony Edwards and wife, Connie, of Reno; daughters, Acqua Edwards of Azle and Kaye Kimball and husband, Randy, of Keller; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of loving family and friends.

Harry Lewis "Happy" Dawson

March 5, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Wednesday, October 19, 1938
Died: 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Funeral: 
Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 14:00
Location: 
Aledo United Methodist Church
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Private
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, the Dawson family suggests memorials to Aledo United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 126, Aledo, TX 76008.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Harry Lewis "Happy" DawsonHarry Lewis "Happy" Dawson

Harry "Happy" Dawson was born October 19, 1938 son of the late, Ralph and Nell Hamer Dawson in Weatherford. His step-father was the late, Fred Carney.

Harry graduated from Peaster High School and then North Texas State University. He served with the US Army 25th Battallion Schofield Barracks, T. H., Hawaii. Harry worked in the federal sector with HUD, SBA and the General Services Administration. He served as an American Federation of Government Employees representative until his retirement.

Survivors include his college sweetheart, Jayne Hutsinger Dawson; children, Vanda Dawson Trietsch and Timothy Lewis Dawson; grandchildren, Gavin and Trevor Trietsch, Emily Dawson Breaux, Samantha Dawson; great-grandson, Aiden Breaux; step-sister, Sandra Carney Russell; treasured mother-in-law, Beth Huntsinger Calfee; brothers and sisters-in-law, who he loved as siblings, a dear aunt, Lucy Hamer Wiggins and Uncle Mac Hamer; and many loved cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Betty Ruth Lancaster

March 1, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Tuesday, October 4, 1932
Died: 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Funeral: 
Monday, March 5, 2012 - 11:00
Location: 
First Baptist Church of Azle, 1017 Boyd Road (730 North)
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Veal Station Cemetery Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at White's Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail, Azle
Memorials may be made to: 
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Azle.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Betty Ruth LancasterBetty Ruth Lancaster

Betty was born on October 4, 1932, the oldest of three children, to Arthur Edward and Ruth Ethel Garland Stevenson in Waco. She was a long time resident of Azle. After suffering a stroke at the young age of 52, she took up and loved painting in spite of being partially paralized. Betty loved all kinds of flowers. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Azle for many years and loved the people there. Betty owned and operated the Little Dude Ranch Day Care Center.

She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Lancaster; her parents; and sister-in-law, Maureen Stevenson.

Survivors: Son, Steve Lancaster and wife, Melody, of Azle; grandchildren, Steven and Krysta Lancaster, of Azle, Michael Lancaster of Azle, Brandon Lancaster of Fort Worth, Shawna Lancaster of Azle and Colton Lancaster of Fort Worth; great-grandson, Zane Lancaster; brothers, E. E. Stevenson and wife, Jane, of Azle, and Howard Stevenson of San Antonio; daughter-in-law, Karen Lancaster of Fort Worth; former husband, Don Lancaster of Azle; many loving family members and friends.

Patricia Hazel Porter

February 27, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Friday, July 4, 1941
Died: 
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Funeral: 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: East Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford

Patricia Hazel PorterPatricia Hazel Porter

Patricia Porter was born July 4, 1941, daughter of the late A.D. and Corabelle McGarry Preston, in Chicago, Ill. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.

Patricia was preceded in death by husbands, Marshall Mitcham, John Reed and Elroy Weeks; grandchild, Cooper Jamison Mitcham; and brothers, Michael Preston and John Preston.

Survivors: Husband, Fred Porter of Granbury; children, Scott Mitcham and wife, Thelma, of Mineral Wells, Steve Mitcham and wife, Darlene, of Granbury, Luke Reed and wife, Kayla, of Granbury, and Karen Wheeler and husband, Gary, of Mineral Wells; 15 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, A.D.Preston III and Daniel Preston; and sisters, Jacqueline Wortman and Jane Murray.

Halbert Allison "Tommy" Thompson

February 27, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Tuesday, March 9, 1920
Died: 
Friday, February 24, 2012
Funeral: 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 10:00
Location: 
Grace First Presbyterian Church in Weatherford.
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: DFW National Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at White's Funeral Home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford

Halbert Allison "Tommy" ThompsonHalbert Allison "Tommy" Thompson

Tommy was born March 9, 1920 in Azle the son of Zora and Grover Thompson. He graduated from Azle High School, where he was an All-State basketball player. Tommy attended Weatherford Jr. College and Texas Wesleyan University before enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Corp in World War II. During World War II, he flew cargo planes in Asia over the Himalayan Mountains "The Hump" to supply the Chinese Army in its fight against the Japanese. Tommy ultimately attained the rank of Captain in the Air Corp. While stationed at Stout Field in Indiana, Tommy met his future wife, Elizabeth Ann Peirce, at a Bob Hope Show. They married within several months of that meeting, and remained together for 69 years. During the Korean War, Tommy served as a bomber pilot in the Strategic Air Command. After he was honorably discharged from the Air Corp, Tommy worked at Weatherford Oil Tool as a pilot and district manager. He later became a watchmaker and jeweler, and owned two jewelry stores in Weatherford and Granbury until his retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Thompson; sons, James, Jerry and Mark Thompson; daughters-in-law, Beverly Thompson and Cathy Thompson; grandsons, Toby Thompson and wife, Jennifer and Michael Thompson; granddaughter, Christine Cherrett; and great-grandsons, Garrett and Hadden Thompson.

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