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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.

Elizabeth Alexandrine Bird Bundy

February 27, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Saturday, September 22, 1934
Died: 
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Funeral: 
Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 14:00
Location: 
Grace First Presbyterian Church, 606 Mockingbird Lane, Weatherford Texas
Other Arrangements: 
Per her request, attire is to be turquoise or any shade of blue, her favorite color. Family and Friends are invited to stop by the family home following the service.
Memorials may be made to: 
American Cancer Society, the Alzheimer’s Association, or to the Rose McGill Foundation at www.kappa.org/donation.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, TX

Elizabeth was born on September 22, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Gertrude Richards Bird and Captain Lee Garrison Bird and had one sister Adrienne Bird Jamieson. Her father’s Navy service took the family to Chicago, San Diego, and Philadelphia. She attended the University of Tulsa, graduating in 1956 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She pledged Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority during her time there.

Following graduation, she began her teaching career, a Kindergarten teacher first in Michigan and then in Southern California. She met her future husband Clifford Bundy, a Chemical engineer, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church singles group in Redondo Beach, California. The couple raised one daughter.

The next years were filled with civic and neighborhood activities, including PTA, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church of Newport Beach, California, KKG Alumni House board for UCI, and the Mesa Verde Library along with yearly vacations to Kauai and Maui with her husband and daughter.

She purchased an interest in a London timeshare with her sister in 1991 and began making annual trips to the UK over the next 20 years.

Elizabeth will be remembered as a mother, teacher, and friend. She was a model of compassion and devotion to her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband Clifford Bundy.

Survivors include her daughter Lynelle; nieces Adrienne Jamieson White, husband Steve, and their son Erichson, and Brooke Jamieson White, husband Doug, and their son Clarke.

Kenneth C. Crowson

February 27, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Wednesday, February 23, 1938
Died: 
Friday, February 24, 2012
Funeral: 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 13:00
Location: 
Greenway Cemetery, Greenway, Ark.
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6 to 8 P.M. Monday at White's Azle Funeral Home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Kenneth C. CrowsonKenneth C. Crowson

Kenneth was born February 23, 1938 in Piggott, Ark. He fought a long hard battle with a lung disease. He resided in Azle, Texas with his wife of 50 years, Alice Crowson.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rita Gail; two brothers and his parents, Dallas and Dale Crowson.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Crowson; three sons; three daughters; sisters, Joyce Hunter and Marilyn Smith; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family would like to give special thanks to Encompass Home Health, Alpha Omega Hospice, nurses and doctors of Harris Methodist Northwest Hospital and a very special thanks to Dr. Morrison and staff for all the love shown to our dad during his illness, whom we loved and respected.

Cindy Clifton

February 22, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Thursday, August 20, 1942
Died: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Funeral: 
Friday, February 17, 2012 (All day)
Location: 
First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport.
Other Arrangements: 
Burial was at Thomas Cemetery. Reverend David Rucker officiated. Arrangements by Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

Cindy Clifton, of Bridgeport, Texas died Tuesday, February 14, 2012, in Fort Worth.
Cindy was born August 20, 1942 in Olney, Texas to Alice Bernice (Carrol) and Charles H. Clarida. She was an office manager at State Farm for ten years. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and cooking for her family.

Survivors include: her husband, Ronnie; son Kyle Clifton and wife Lorrie of Aledo; daughters Kala Walsh and husband Paul and Kayce Keener and husband Bryan, all of Bridgeport; brother Ricky Clarida and wife Sharon; sisters Jan Taylor and husband Jim and Barbara Tiger and husband Pem; grandchildren Hayden, Hunter, Landrie, Logan, Tyler, and Taryn; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Barbara Jean "Jeanne" Hinkle Smith

February 22, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Friday, June 25, 1943
Died: 
Friday, February 17, 2012
Funeral: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 14:00
Location: 
Ash Creek Cemetery, Azle
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at White's Funeral Home, 401 North Main St., Springtown.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Springtown

Jeanne SmithJeanne Smith

Barbara Jean "Jeanne" Hinkle Smith was born June 25, 1943, in Parker County, daughter of the late George Weldon Hinkle and Margaret Emma Britain Mullins. She loved to cook and was a caregiver to all. Jeanne was a jolly mother figure to everyone in her life. She was a life long resident of Springtown and attended Springtown High School.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Joe Dick Smith on Jan. 15, 2012; and her parents.

Survivors: Son, Brad Smith; grandson, Brandon Lee Smith, both of Springtown; sister, Bettie Jennings and husband, Kirk, of Springtown; nieces, Marsha Grounds and husband, Sean, of Azle and Kayla Garrett and husband, Casey, of Springtown; and a host of cousins, family and friends.

Jessie Lee Read Taylor

February 22, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Wednesday, July 4, 1917
Died: 
Monday, February 20, 2012
Funeral: 
Friday, February 24, 2012 - 14:00
Location: 
White's Funeral Home in Springtown
Other Arrangements: 
Interment will follow in Annis Chapel Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at White's Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Jessie's name to Straydog, Inc., P.O. Box 1465, Gun Barrell City, Texas 75147, www.straydog.org.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Springtown

Jessie Lee Read TaylorJessie Lee Read Taylor

Jessie was born in Paradise on July 4, 1917. She was the eldest and only surviving child of six born to John and Jane Read. The Reads are direct descendants of the pioneers who settled Paradise in the 1850s. Ms. Taylor, who always preferred and went by her first name Jessie, had a varied, and rewarding professional life which she blended with her various passions and hobbies. Jessie was a respected insurance sales executive, a waitress, and a landlord during her life. She was also a published poetess, photographer, seamstress, doll and stamp collector, gardener, amateur geologist, patriot, mother, wife and friend. Jessie was a member of the Ridglea Chapter of the Eastern Star, past member of the International Society of Poets, and active with the Poets of Tarrant County.

The family would like to thank Baylor Elder Health Care and related organizations for the loving care, guidance and treatment they provided to Jessie.

Family was Jessie's first passion. She had two daughters, seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Jessie was also close to her 15 nieces and nephews, and many great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews.

Survivors: Jessie survives in the memory of her loving family and the infinite number of individuals lucky enough to be her "extended family."

Delmar E. "Ole Hank" Sower

February 21, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Tuesday, February 6, 1934
Died: 
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Funeral: 
Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 14:30
Location: 
Azleland Memorial Park
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at White's Azle Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail, Azle.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Delmar E. "Ole Hank" SowerDelmar E. "Ole Hank" Sower

Delmar was born February 6, 1934 in Minnesota to the late Leonard and Eloise Sower. "Ole Hank" honorably served his country in the United States Air Force from which he retired. He also retired from Lockheed after 23 years of service. "Ole Hank" was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Shriner's.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruth Elaine in 1999; and two brothers.

Survivors include his daughter, Kim Wolf; son, Scott Sower; grandchildren, Paige and Bryson Wolf; and numerous loving friends.

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