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Ruben D. Zapata

December 5, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Thursday, October 9, 1924
Died: 
Monday, December 3, 2012
Services: 
Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 14:00
Location: 
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: 9:15 a.m. Friday at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at White's Azle Funeral Home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Ruben D. Zapata
Ruben was born October 9, 1924 near Los Ebanos to the late Federico F. Zapata and Maria F. Zapata. He was the oldest of four boys. Ruben attended La Joya High School. When World War II broke out, Ruben was called to serve his country. He served in the United States Navy in the Pacific aboard the USS Calvert from 1943 to 1945 bringing relief supplies to Japan. When he returned, he attended the University of Houston. He married his wife, in Los Ebanos, Alicia M. Flores in 1949. They lived in Houston until 1954, when they returned to South Texas to settle in McAllen. Together they raised three children. Ruben worked as a television repairman for an appliance store until he was able to open his own shop in Mission. He retired in 1983 and he and his wife moved to "the farm" in Mission. They lived there until they moved back to McAllen in 1995. In 2008, they moved to Crowley's St. Francis Village. In 2010 they moved to Azle. They enjoyed traveling, he enjoyed his cattle and coffee buddies and walking.

Survivors include his wife, Alicia M. Zapata of Azle; son, Andy Zapata and wife, Genny of Azle; daughter, Nora Z. Montez and husband Fernando;son, Vito J. Zapata and wife, Karen; brothers, Ricardo and wife, Diane of Seattle, Wash., Reynaldo of Hollywood, Calif., Ramiro and wife, Mercedes of McAllen; one granddaughter; seven grandsons; and one great-granddaughter.

William Bruce Rose

November 26, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Wednesday, July 3, 1946
Died: 
Friday, November 23, 2012
Services: 
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 10:00
Location: 
Ashcreek Baptist Church, 300 S. Stewart St., Azle
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Jaybird Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at White's Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail, Azle.
Memorials may be made to: 
Ash Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 300 S. Stewart Street, Azle, TX 76020 817-444-3219, or Alzheimer's Association of North Texas, 2630 W. Freeway, Suite 100, Fort Worth, TX 76102-9845
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

William Bruce Rose

Bruce was born on July 3, 1946, son of Billy A. and Velma Noah Rose, in Abilene. He met Barbara Sue Scaling, and they married in Fort Worth on July 31, 1969 and together they raised their two children. They spent their lives together riding motorcycles, hunting, skiing, camping, driving jeeps and vacationing in Lake City, Colorado every summer. Bruce was an active member of Ash Creek Baptist Church for many years and was very active in the community prior to his retirement from First Bank in Azle. He lived a full life filled with family, friends and fun and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Bruce was preceded in death by his father, Billy A. Rose of Abilene, who was killed in an accident when Bruce was 6. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Velma Springfield of Azle.

Survivors include his loving wife of 43 years, Barbara; daughter, Christi Read and husband, Randy, and their son, Daxen; son, Barry Rose and wife, Mindi, and their son, Briggs; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and loving friends.

Barbara Plowman

November 26, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Friday, June 16, 1950
Died: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Services: 
Monday, November 26, 2012 - 14:00
Location: 
First Baptist Church of Castle Hills, 401 Beverly Rd, Azle, 76020
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Barbara Plowman

Barbara was born in Fort Worth June 16, 1950 to Charles and Betty Heffington Osborne. She was employed with Cooks Children's Hospital for 15 years. Barbara was a member of the First Baptist Church of Castle Hills in Azle.

She was preceded in death by her mother; and brother, Clinton Osborne.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Max Plowman of Fort Worth; son, Jonathan Plowman also of Fort Worth; daughters, Tracy Lange and husband, Tim of Saginaw, Joy Chapman and husband, Jason of Bedford and Lori Booterbaugh and husband, James of Fort Royal, Va.; grandchildren, Grace, Charlie, Grayson, Chloe, Colton, Conner, Richie, and Jordan; father, Charles Osborne; brother, Jack Osborne; and a host of loving family and friends.

Betty McCarroll

November 19, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Friday, May 30, 1947
Died: 
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Services: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 10:00
Location: 
Crossroads Baptist Church, 6003 FM 1886, Azle, TX 76020.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Betty McCarroll

Betty was born May 30, 1947 in Grand Saline to Charlie and Mildred Borcherding. She had lived in the Azle area since 1979. Betty and husband, Lloyd were married May 11, 1963.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Charles and Paul Dean Borcherding.

Survivors include husband, Lloyd McCarroll of Azle; son, Lloyd McCarroll, Jr of Azle; grandchildren, Bobbie Deaton and Steven Lawton; brother, James Borcherding; sisters, Wanda Gail Morelli and Juanita Bosley and a host of loving friends.

Daisy Clarke Lutz

November 16, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Saturday, June 10, 1916
Died: 
Monday, November 12, 2012
Services: 
Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 12:00
Location: 
McAdams Cemetery at Possum Kingdom Lake
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Daisy Clarke Lutz

Daisy Roma Lutz was born June 10, 1916, in Plainview, daughter of the late Charles Henry and Candace Ruth Selvidge Clarke. She worked alongside her husband, Don Lutz, for Lutz Jewelry in Hurst and was a devout Christian who served as a Sunday school teacher and member of the choir at Possum Kingdom Baptist Church. Daisy was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Daisy was preceded in death by her husband, Don M. Lutz; son, Don Arthur Lutz; and her parents.

Survivors include daughters, Sally Lutz Day and husband, Joe, of Weatherford and Kathy Lutz St. George of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; daughter-in-law, LaVerne Lutz of Krum; grandchildren, Shannon Day of Austin, Charlie Day of Austin, Vickie Lutz Walden and husband, Dan, of Bartlesville and Don Ray Lutz of Oklahoma City; three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many loving friends and church family.

Carroll Eidson Hobbs

November 16, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Saturday, November 22, 1947
Died: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Services: 
Friday, November 16, 2012 - 13:17
Other Arrangements: 
A Memorial Service at Grace First Presbyterian Church is to be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2012. Visitation and a reception will immediately follow in the church Great Hall. A private family graveside service will be held later.
Memorials may be made to: 
Grace First Presbyterian Church Music Fund, and, or by becoming a registered donor by signing up with www.LifeGift.org.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Carroll Eidson Hobbs

Carroll was born November 22, 1947, as Wanda Carroll Eidson, the second child and only daughter of Jack Leigh and Wanda Carroll Eidson, in Houston. She was 2 years old when the family moved to Weatherford, where she grew up. She was a swimmer for PBC, played the piano, and was a Curved Bar girl scout, a cheerleader, and football sweetheart at Weatherford High School from which she graduated in 1965.

She attended Stephens College in Missouri for one year, returned to North Texas University and then transferred to Texas Christian University in Fort Worth where she graduated in 1972 with degrees in Elementary and Physical Education. She taught Kindergarten in Aledo, Lubbock, and Weatherford schools. In Lubbock, she also taught aerobic dancing for several years and was a member of the Lubbock Junior League.

In her first marriage, she had two children, Christopher Stephen Pipes and Eric Bryan Pipes with her then husband, William E. Pipes. Later, she met and married Roy Gene Hobbs in 1982 and, together, had a daughter Tiffany Dawn Hobbs. Roy and Carroll lived in Lubbock, where she helped raise all her new family, including stepchildren Roy Scott Hobbs and Angela Kay Hobbs.

After Roy died in 2000, Carroll moved back to Weatherford with her daughter Tiffany and continued teaching until her retirement. Being a caring and hard working person, she helped in the care of her father and with Tiffany and the nurturing of her granddaughter, Aubrey.

Ronnel Wayne "Ron" Leathers

November 16, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Saturday, July 10, 1943
Died: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Other Arrangements: 
Memorial service: Saturday at Ron's home in Poolville.
Memorials may be made to: 
Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville Fla., 32256.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Ronnel Wayne "Ron" Leathers

Ronnel Wayne Leathers was born July 10, 1943, in Paris, son of the late Buford Wayne and Hazel Louise Walker Leathers. He served with dedication as an aircraft mechanic in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged after four years of service. Ron married the former Linda Alice McKim in Paris on Dec. 20, 1964, and they began their life together. More than anything else, Ron loved working as a silversmith and made it his career for more than 40 years.

Ron graduated with the class of 1962 from Paris High School and was a member of North Side Baptist Church in Weatherford.

Ron was preceded in death by a son, Chris Leathers; his parents; sister, Margaret Wilson; and brother, Mitchell Leathers.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Leathers of Poolville; children, Suzett Oppenheimer and husband, Jon, of Weatherford, and Tracy Leathers and wife, Dotty, of Poolville; grandchildren, Justin and wife, Jessica, Kristen, Shelby, and Courtney; great-grandchildren, Brooklynn and Kameron; and a host of loving friends.

Frank A. Antus

November 13, 2012 by Anonymous

Died: 
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Services: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 14:00
Location: 
Azleland Memorial Park
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Frank was born in Loyalhanna, Pa. to John and Mary Antus. He was a longtime resident of North Texas. Frank was an avid fisherman and loving family man. He honorably served his country in the United States Army during World War II. Frank was awarded a Honorary Life Membership in the Knights of Columbus "4th Degree".

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 67 years, Florence; seven brothers; five sisters; and great-grandson, Donald.

Survivors include sons, Richard Antus and wife, Norma of Ponder and Ronald Antus and wife, Judy of Indiana; daughter, Rose Phillips and husband, John of Azle; also 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Sandra Renee Harmonson

November 13, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Wednesday, September 22, 1965
Died: 
Friday, November 9, 2012
Services: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 13:00
Location: 
Lakeshore Drive Baptist Church, 200 South Lakeshore Drive, Weatherford.
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Memory Gardens of the Valley. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Avenue, Weatherford.
Memorials may be made to: 
Children's Education Fund, c/o Plains Capital Bank, 1001 Santa Fe Drive, Weatherford, Texas 76086, Attention: Pat Hamilton
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Sandra Renee Harmonson

Sandra was born September 22, 1965 to Sammy Ray and Frances Price Ellerd in Fort Worth. She was a faithful member of Lakeshore Drive Baptist Church and a loving mentor of Kids Hope at Mary Martin Elementary.

Sandra was preceded in death by her brother, Stephen Ellerd.

Survivors include loving husband, Doug Harmonson of Weatherford; daughters, Lea Byrd and husband, J. C., Tori Bootpetch and Ana Bootpetch, all of Weatherford; grandchildren, Nikki and Ryker; brothers, Brent Ellerd and wife, Denise and Mitch Meyer and wife, Teresa; sister, Mindy Meyer; parents, Sammy Ellerd and wife, Nancy and Fran Meyer and husband, Mike; grandmother, Merna Gound; nephew, C. J. Ellerd; niece, Molly Meyer; and a host of friends and church family.

Travis Johnson

November 9, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Friday, April 3, 1931
Died: 
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Services: 
Monday, November 12, 2012 - 13:00
Location: 
First Baptist Church of Weatherford, at the corner of Palo Pinto and Alamo streets, Weatherford
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Memory Gardens of the Valley Memorial Park, Weatherford. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
Memorials may be made to: 
Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Travis Johnson

Travis Joe Johnson Sr. was born April 3, 1931, in Leola, Ark., the first of two children to the late George and Edith Kiesler Johnson. He married the late Faye Watson Johnson in Arkansas on Dec. 26, 1951, and they began their life together. As a world-renowned hair stylist, Travis made his career as the corporate style director of Neiman Marcus for more than 30 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Weatherford since 1987 and a charter member of Western Hills Baptist Church in Fort Worth.

Travis served his country with dedication and distinction during the Korean War and received an honorable discharge.

Travis was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Johnson, on Feb. 4, 2012; son, Travis "Joey" Johnson Jr., in 1978; his parents; and brother, Gene Ellis.

Survivors include son, Ray Johnson; daughter, Angela Meredith and husband, Ron; grandchildren, Crysten Rowan, Samantha Renee and Jonathan Alan; and a host of loving friends.

Sports Calendar

Monday, April 27

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 28

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Granbury, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Friday, May 1

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game and Senior Night
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Cleburne, 5:00 pm. *District Game

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