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James Brantley Norris

January 25, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Sunday, July 19, 1936
Funeral: 
Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 14:00
Location: 
Cotton Bratten Funeral Chapel

James Brantley NorrisJames Brantley Norris

James was born on July 19, 1936 to Henry and Alice Norris in Aledo, Texas.

He was one of eleven children including three girls and eight boys. He married Virginia Mae Parker on August 30, 1955 in Annetta, Texas. They had three sons, Carl, Bill and Mike. Growing up in Annetta, his family was poor and sometimes all they had to eat was what he could shoot with a 22 rifle. He was always a crack shot with a rifle, including leading his squad in shooting scores while in the Air Force. He was also a life member of the National Rifle Association. He spent four years in Las Vegas, Nevada, stationed at Nellis Air Force Base, where he worked on fighter planes, including the Thunderbirds (the Air Force’s precision flying team). He also spent many years running offset printing presses and doing all phases of graphic arts work. He was a Boy Scout leader for several years while his boys were in Scouting. He also did construction framing, electrical, plumbing and sheetrock work for several years, which gave him the skills needed to completely build their home in Arkansas from start to finish.

James and Virginia had fifty-six happy years of marriage which resulted in six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Over the years the couple lived in Texas, Nevada, Illinois, California, Colorado and in Mt. Ida, Arkansas, where Virginia still resides.

Madeline Springfield

January 24, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Sunday, May 24, 1925
Died: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Funeral: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 14:00
Location: 
Springtown Church of Christ, 316 Church Street., Springtown.
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Jaybird Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at White's Funeral Home. 401 N. Main St., Springtown.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Springtown

Madeline SpringfieldMadeline Springfield

Madeline was born May 24, 1925 to the late Joe and Millie Welch in Springtown. She was a life time resident of Springtown. Madeline was a avid gardner and housewife.

Her children and family were the love of her life.

Madeline was preceded in death by her husband, Helon, two brothers and two sisters.
Survivors: son, David Springfield; daughter, Vickie Thompson; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous friends and acquaintnces.

Dovie Stephens

January 23, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Saturday, January 31, 1925
Died: 
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Funeral: 
Monday, January 23, 2012 - 14:00
Location: 
Tin Top Cemetery
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of usual remembrances, the Stephens family suggests contributions in Dovie's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, Ill. 60601.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Dovie StephensDovie Stephens

Dovie Lou Williams Stephens was born Jan. 31, 1925, in Lubbock, the sixth of 10 children of the late Ernest Guy and Ollie Leonard Williams. She studied business at Brantley-Draughon Business College in the late 1940s. She married the late G.R. Stephens on June 22, 1950, when they began their life together. Dovie enjoyed being on the water, whether she was boating or fishing, and also loved to play bridge. When she and G.R. were able, they loved to travel in their RV.

Dovie was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, G.R. Stephens, in 2006; son, Guy Roy Stephens, in 1984; her parents; and eight brothers and sisters.

Survivors: Son, Stan Stephens and wife, Raelynn, of Walnut Springs; daughter, Janie Stephens Keith of Weatherford; grandson, Jerry Dean Garner and wife, Dawn; great-grandson, J. Dixon Garner, all of Willow Park; sister, Ollie Srader of Petersburg; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of loving family and friends.

Gary Barnes

January 23, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Monday, May 7, 1956
Died: 
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Funeral: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 13:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: East Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford. Visitation: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Gary Lawrence Barnes was born May 7, 1956, in Fort Worth, son of Bob and Lorene Barnes. Gary made his career as an antique auto parts dealer. His passion was rebuilding Ford Model "T"s. He was a walking encyclopedia of car parts.

Gary honorably and faithfully served his country in the United States Navy as a submariner and was discharged after six dedicated years.

Gary was preceded in death by his father, Bob Barnes.

Survivors: Mother, Lorene Barnes; sister, Cindy Flint and husband, David; nephews, Richard and Alex Flint; numerous aunts and cousins; and a host of loving family and friends.

Thomas "Turkey" Meissner

January 20, 2012 by Anonymous

Died: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the National Brain Tumor Society or Cancer Cares.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Thomas MeissnerThomas Meissner

Thomas attended Brewer High School in White Settlement, and Tarrant County College. He was married to Dollie (Dee) Daugherty in 1982. Thomas worked for Brittain and Crawford as a land surveyor for 13 years. He retired from American Airlines in 2011 after 22 years as a fleet service clerk. He was a volunteer for the Springtown School District from 1993 through 2004 where he was know as "Mr. Turkey."

Survivors: wife, Dollie Meissner; daughter, Stephanie Parnell and husband, Lee of Springtown; granddaughter, Kyra Parnell of Springtown; parents-in-law, John and Lovera Neely of Fort Worth; niece, Hayley Cole of Fort Worth; and numerous other relatives.

Joe Dick Smith

January 17, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Tuesday, December 14, 1937
Funeral: 
Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 14:00
Location: 
Ash Creek Cemetery
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at White's Funeral Home, 401 N. Main Street., Springtown.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Springtown

Joe was born December 14, 1937 in Weatherford to Albert Bradford and Lena Maye Gilley Smith. He was a life time resident of Parker County.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors: wife, of 50 years Jeanne Smith; son, Brad Smith; grandson, Brandon Lee Smith all from Springtown; and a host of family and friends.

Leland Ray Harper

January 16, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Tuesday, September 27, 1938
Died: 
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Funeral: 
Monday, January 16, 2012 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Other Arrangements: 
Interment to follow in East Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at White's Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, the Harper family suggests donations to the Weatherford Education Foundation at WISD or the charity of your choice.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Leland Ray HarperLeland Ray Harper

Bobbie D. Jenkins

January 16, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Friday, July 4, 1941
Died: 
Monday, January 9, 2012
Funeral: 
Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 13:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories
Other Arrangements: 
Interment will follow in East Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford. Visitation: 6-8 p.m., Friday at White's Funeral Home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Bobbie D. JenkinsBobbie D. Jenkins

Bobby D. Jenkins was born July 4, 1941 in Weatherford, son of the late Harold and Pat Smart Jenkins. He was a native of Weatherford, graduating from Weatherford High School. Bobby graduated from Texas A&M with his Bachelor's Degree and Adams State College with his Master's Degree. He was an avid football fan, an ardent supporter of Texas A&M University, and enjoyed traveling.

Mr. Jenkins was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Emma Dean Chenoweth.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Dorcas Jenkins; sons, Dee Jenkins and wife, Ana of Austin and Dane Jenkins of Houston; grandchildren, Didi and Robbie of Austin.

Roy Eldon “Bud” Ballew

January 16, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Thursday, May 10, 1928
Died: 
Friday, January 13, 2012
Funeral: 
Monday, January 16, 2012 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Funeral Home, 401 N. Main St., Springtown
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Springtown Cemetery. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to: 
Flowers are appreciated, but donations can be made in lieu of flowers to St. Jude's Hospital or the United Methodist Church of Springtown.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Springtown

Roy Eldon “Bud” BallewRoy Eldon “Bud” Ballew

Roy was born on the family cotton farm in O'Donnell, Texas, on May 10, 1928, and was a member of the United States Air Force for four years. He worked for General Dynamics for 26 years where he retired in 1988. In retirement, he enjoyed gardening, bowling, and his dogs. He is remembered fondly by all for his great sense of humor and quick wit, and he always said, “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” He brought a smile to the faces of everyone he met, and will be missed greatly by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Ruth Ballew, and his brother Marion Raymond Ballew, all of O'Donnell, Texas.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Gerry Ballew, and his son Roy Michael Ballew, both of Springtown; his daughter Judi Conger and husband Bob, grandson Dustin Smalley and wife Ashley, and granddaughter Stacy Smalley, all of Runaway Bay; grandson Bobby Conger and granddaughter Crystal Conger of Weatherford; and one great-granddaughter Aubrey Smalley also of Runaway Bay.

Linda Nell Worley

January 16, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Sunday, December 14, 1941
Died: 
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Funeral: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 14:00
Location: 
Celebration Community Church, 908 Pennsylvania Ave. Fort Worth, 76104
Other Arrangements: 
Visitaion: 6 to 8 P.M. Monday at White's Azle Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail, Azle
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Linda Nell WorleyLinda Nell Worley

Linda was born December 14, 1941 in Graham to Alva Lee and Exie Pearl Hayes Anable. She was the foundation of her family. Linda dedicated her life to her loved ones and put everyone who entered her life before her. She made lifelong choices and decisions without personal regard, only ever considering her husband, children and those that surrounded her. She was a mom to many, raising children, grandchildren, children from her extended family and foster children. She thrived on helping others and never regretted the sacrifices. She touched many lives with her kindness and generosity. Linda was an anchor on a ship that often experienced rough seas. She will be missed dearly.

Linda was preceded in death by her son, Edwin Dean Worley; daughter, Karen Dee Worley; father, Alva Lee Anable; and brother, John Ed Anable.

Survivors; husband of 50 + years, Boyce Dean Worley of Azle, mother, Exie Anable of Fort Worth; son, Gary Worley and wife, Tonya of Weatherford, daughter, Callie Porras of Azle, granddaughters, Ondrea Porras, Gabrielle Porras, Evie Worley, and Rene Dawson; grandsons, Christopher Worley, Robert Dawson, Creed Edwards and Quaid Gee; brother, Perry Anable and wife, Gayle of Fort Worth, Terry Anable and wife, Patricia of Utah, and Thomas Anable of Fort Worth; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, September 2

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 3:30 p.m.

  • AHS at Denton Guyer;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 4

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, 4:00 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Johnson County Sports Association, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 5

  • AHS at Colleyville Heritage;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV at Christian Life Prep, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity at Faustina Academy, 7:00 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Bishop Amat at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 6

  • AHS 9th A and 9th B at Chisholm Trail Freshman Tournament, times TBA

  • AHS at Southlake Carroll Invitational, Meadowmere Park, 3000 Meadowmere Lane, Grapevine, Texas 76051, 7:00 a.m.

Monday, September 8

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Tison at Aledo High School, 4:20 p.m.

Tuesday, September 9

  • AHS Varsity vs. Everman at Aledo, 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Burleson Kerr MS, Scrimmage;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Kerr MS at Aledo MS, Scrimmage;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS at Richland;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

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