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Johnnie Nell Whitmire

April 24, 2014 by Phil Major

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Died: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Funeral: 
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 14:00
Location: 
Willow Spring Cemetery
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to New Faith Baptist Church 3303 W. FM 5 Aledo, Texas 76008.
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

Johnnie Nell Whitmire, 91, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in Weatherford. A graveside service will be Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Willow Spring Cemetery. Visitation is 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the funeral home.
A special thanks to College Park Rehabilitation and Care Center staff for their continuous loving care given to Johnnie.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to New Faith Baptist Church 3303 W. FM 5 Aledo, Texas 76008.
Services are under the direction of Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel.

Alta Kaye Fisher

April 22, 2014 by Phil Major

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Died: 
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Funeral: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
Aledo United Methodist Church
Memorials may be made to: 
Gifts in her memory may be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation, Manna Storehouse of Weatherford, or the Aledo United Methodist Church.
Funeral Home: 
Winscott Road Funeral Home

Alta Kaye Fisher died Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Memorial service celebrating her life will be held at the Aledo United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Gifts in her memory may be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation, Manna Storehouse of Weatherford, or the Aledo United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Fisher was born in Albuquerque, N.M. in 1940 and graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1958. She married Kenneth Fisher in 1960, and they recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. For over 25 years, she worked as a nurse for several doctors in Fort Worth and at the White Settlement and Carswell AFB Hospitals. In her younger years, she enjoyed family oriented activities, including serving as Boy Scout and Girl Scout leader for her two children. In later years, she actively participated as a member of the Parker County Women's Club and the Red Hat Society. A lifelong Methodist, she and her husband have been enthusiastic members of the Aledo United Methodist Church for over 30 years.
Until settling in East Parker County in 1984, she lived in several towns and cities in the U.S. and in Brussels, Belgium for four years. In that time, she traveled extensively throughout Europe and enabled both of her children to graduate from high school there.
Her parents, Kay and Eugenia Dunsworth of Albuquerque, N.M., preceded her in death, as well as her brothers, Frank, George, and James Dunsworth.

Juanita Darlene Leaf

April 14, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Friday, November 26, 1937
Died: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Memorials may be made to: 
Memorials may be made to Central Christian Church, 1602 S. Main St., Weatherford, TX 76086.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Juanita Darlene Leaf, 76, died Thursday, April 10, 2014.
Per her wishes there will be no service.
Memorials may be made to Central Christian Church, 1602 S. Main St., Weatherford, TX 76086.
Mrs. Leaf was born Nov. 26, 1937 in Olney, Ill., the daughter of William Verlan Peer and Mary Evelyn Quillen Peer. In June 1954, she married Charles Leaf and they were blessed with four children, Stephen, Vivian, Rebecca and Michael. The marriage ended in April 1974 as they began their separate life journeys.
She worked as a secretary for the Olney Chamber of Commerce, Southeastern Illinois Mental Health Center and Yockey Oil, an oil producer. Golf was her passion and she was a member of the Richland Country Club in Olney. In her retirement years, she enjoyed family in Weatherford and golfing with friends at Live Oak Country Club. She cherished family and liked to fish, garden, and enjoy nature.
She was preceded in death by a son, Stephen; daughter, Rebecca; and brother, Richard.
Leaf is survived by a daughter, Vivian Orr of Weatherford; a son, Michael Leaf of Olney, Ill.; three sisters, Mary Fehrenbacher of Olney, Ill., Constance Murphy of Fredericksburg, Va., and Sandra Kubbs of Richardson; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth Mixson

April 14, 2014 by Phil Major

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Born: 
Friday, December 5, 1924
Died: 
Monday, April 14, 2014
Funeral: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 13:00
Location: 
Aledo Church of Christ
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Elizabeth Mixson, 89, died Monday, April 14, 2014, in Fort Worth.
Funeral is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Aledo Church of Christ, 201 S. FM 1187. Interment will be in Aledo-Brown Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
Elizabeth R. Mixson was born Dec. 5, 1924, in Lipan, the first of four children of the late Virgil and Jimmie St. Clair Matney. She married Howard J. Mixson in 1942 and their union produced two children, son, Bobby, and daughter, Renna. She moved to Willow Park in 1964 and was a member of Aledo Church of Christ for 50 years. Mixson made her career in the floral industry, first as a designer and in 1975 she and Howard started Creative Imports Florist Supply, the company she operated until her retirement about 10 years ago. She was a hard worker and creatively talented. She was full of determination and a great inspiration to others.
Mixson was preceded in death by her husband, Howard J. Mixson.
Survivors include her children, Bobby W. Mixson and wife, Cathy, of Keller and Renna Wood of Willow Park; grandsons, Hunter Mixson of Keller, Christopher Mixson of Austin, Jim Wood and wife, Mitzi, of Argyle and Travis Wood of Fort Worth; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Melba McCall of Rotan and Shirley Holt of Watauga; brother, Vaughn Matney of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Paul Everroad

April 14, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Wednesday, November 30, 1921
Died: 
Friday, April 11, 2014
Funeral: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Other Arrangements: 
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 306 Palo Pinto, Weatherford, TX 76086.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Paul Everroad, 92, died Friday, April 11, 2014.
Service is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford. Interment will be at East Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 306 Palo Pinto, Weatherford, TX 76086.
Mr. Everroad was born in Hope, Ind. Nov. 30, 1921 to the late Estel and Bessie Everroad. He attended Wabash High School in Wabash, Ind. Everroad was a member of the Elk's Lodge in Fort Worth. He married Jean Risinger in Weatherford Dec. 26, 1970. Paul honorably served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing with his buddy, Larry Shirley and being outdoors. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church and loved the Open Door Sunday school. Paul retired from Gearhart-Owen after many years of service and after retirement worked for Petro Travel Stop.

Thomas Francis Lane

April 14, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Thursday, July 16, 1942
Died: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Funeral: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
Other Arrangements: 
Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Monday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home
Memorials may be made to: 
Gifts in his memory may be made to The Discalced Carmelite Nuns or Catholic Charities.
Funeral Home: 
Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home

Thomas Francis Lane died Thursday afternoon, April 10, 2014. His family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. He will be buried in Greenwood Memorial Park.
Thomas Francis Lane was born July 16, 1942, in Kansas City, Mo. He graduated from Subiaco Academy, attended North Texas State University, and completed his studies at the University of Mississippi before joining the United States Air Force. During the Vietnam War, he flew the RF4-C and achieved the rank of captain.
Tom thoroughly enjoyed a lifelong career in technology, but his faith, his church and his family were the most important. A longtime member of Holy Family Catholic Church and St. Patrick Cathedral, he was active in pro-life activities and served as an acolyte and parish council member.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Mary Kaye Lane; son, Joseph Vincent Lane and his wife, Kelly Anne, and their daughter, Madeline Anne Lane; daughters, Christine Anne Lane and Carmen Marie Lane.
Gifts in his memory may be made to The Discalced Carmelite Nuns or Catholic Charities.

Jean Lundgren

April 14, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Tuesday, November 3, 1942
Died: 
Friday, April 11, 2014
Funeral: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:00
Location: 
White's Azle Chapel
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home 105 Denver Trail Azle, TX 76020

Jean Lundgren, 71, died Friday, April 11, 2014. Service is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 15 in White's Azle Chapel. Interment will be at Jaybird Cemetery. Visitation is from 9 a.m. to service time.
Mrs. Lundgren was born Nov. 3, 1942 in Reno to Clifford and Lena Sisk. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Donald Sisk; husband, Larry Lundgren in 2013; and sister, Billie Heffington.
Survivors include her children, Allen Lundgren and wife, Pat, Diane Lundgren, and Gary Lundgren and wife, Jolene; grandchildren, Hollie, Logan, Melanie, Josh, Heather and Morgan; great-grandchild, Hayden and Gabe; sisters, Betty Lou Phelps and husband, Joe, Mary Sue Bailey, Ann Stokes and husband, Jerry, Dena Conly and husband, John, Dale Henry and husband, Michael and sister-in-law, Marlene Sisk; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Lonnie Venable

April 14, 2014 by Phil Major

Died: 
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Funeral: 
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 15:00
Location: 
First United Methodist Church of Azle
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home 105 Denver Trail Azle, TX 76020

Lonnie Venable died Saturday, April 12, 2014 after a three year battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Memorial service is set for 3 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church of Azle.
Mr. Venable and his family moved to Azle in 1975. He worked with the Azle Youth Association in their early years as a board member and as a baseball/softball umpire with his son, Cary. He also held several leadership positions of First United Methodist Church of Azle. He retired from Parker-Hannifin in 2010. He was owner of Tri County Dog Training where he shared his love of dog training.
Venable was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Donna Hale Venable; children, Connie Roach and husband, Darrell, and Cary Venable and wife, Tammie; brother, Claude Venable; grandchildren, Trey, Hollyann, Amanda, Sara, Jared, and Jacob; and great-grandchild, Braeden.

Robert Groom

April 14, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Thursday, May 27, 1937
Died: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Funeral: 
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 16:00
Location: 
Shady Oaks Country Club
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Robert Groom, 76, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, while enjoying one of his favorite pastimes, playing golf with friends.
Memorial service is set for 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Shady Oaks Country Club.
Robert Wayne Groom was born May 27, 1937, in Nemo, son of the late Jake and Dortha Hendon Groom. He married Linda Dixon in Fort Worth Oct. 14, 1988. Groom served as a captain in the Army and worked in the real estate industry for over 40 years. Among his passions were golf, metal detecting, traveling and spoiling his 10 grandchildren. He was a member of Shady Oaks Country Club and a longtime member of Ridglea Country Club. Groom graduated in 1955 from Polytechnic High School and later earned a B.A. from Hardin Simmons University, an M.F.A. from the University of Dallas, and a ranch management degree from TCU.
Groom served as high school class president and lettered in football, baseball and basketball. He continued his natural athletic abilities at Hardin Simmons University where he also played football, baseball and basketball. A Fort Worth resident for over 70 years, he frequently recognized Fort Worth acquaintances and never forgot a name.
Groom was preceded in death by a brother, Travis Groom.

Lois LeGrand

April 11, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Thursday, January 9, 1930
Died: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Funeral: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 14:00
Location: 
White's Azle Chapel, 105 Denver Trail, Azle
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home 105 Denver Trail Azle, TX 76020

Lois LeGrand, 84, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
Memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April, 15 at White's Azle Chapel, 105 Denver Trail, Azle.
Mrs. LeGrand was born Jan. 9, 1930 to John and Hazel McKinney in Lockhaven, Penn. She was a retired registered nurse and had worked as a home health care giver after her retirement. She married Tony Palaia and raised a family and later married Rudolph LeGrand. She loved bowling, crocheting, playing bingo and hanging out with her friends. She was preceded in death by her second husband, Rudolph LeGrand; son, Johnny Palaia; brother, Gordon McKinney; sister, Marion King; and grandson, Kyle Andrew McDaniel.
Survivors include her children, Kathy McDaniel and husband, George, Tony Palaia, Jr., Sandra Cook and husband, Billy, Frankie Palaia and wife, Candy, and Mikey Palaia; grandchildren, Kenneth Kost and fiance, Katherine, Bobbie Jo Bishop and husband, Brian; seven other grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; siblings, Nora Lou Fiedler, Johnny McKinney, Phyllis Robinson, and Darlene McKinney; many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

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