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Betsy McLain

February 5, 2013 by Randy Keck

Born: 
Sunday, July 19, 1931
Died: 
Friday, February 1, 2013
Services: 
Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 14:00
Location: 
Aledo United Methodist Church
Memorials may be made to: 
Aldersgate Enrichment Center, 5001 Hwy 84 E, Early, TX 76802 or to the Youth Mission program at Aledo United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 126, Aledo, TX 76008.
Funeral Home: 
Greenwood Funeral Home

Betsy McLainCora Elizabeth (Betsy) McLain died Friday, February 1.

Betsy was born on July 19, 1931 in New York. She married Charlie McLain on Valentine’s Day in 1971 and the couple lived together in east Parker County ever since.

A faithful member of Aledo United Methodist Church, Betsy taught first- second- and third-grade Sunday School classes for more than 20 years. She was a member of the church’s Missions Committee, and accompanied a mission trip to Farmington, New Mexico.

Betsy also enjoyed making jam for the church’s Lord’s Acre.

She enjoyed playing Bunko, engaging in couponing and refunding, and visiting Bossier City and Las Vegas. She loved her dogs, and on many occasions made a home for unwanted pets.

Her husband Charlie said they first met in 1946 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lakeland, Florida. In 1970, Charlie was living in Parker County, and Betsy lived in Florida. She came to Texas to visit, and Charlie asked if she wanted “to get hitched.”

When she returned to Florida, Charlie sent her engagement ring by mail in a 12-gauge shotgun shell box. According to Charlie, Betsy’s friends said she would be back in Florida in six months. But the marriage lasted. Their 42nd anniversary would have been Feb. 14.

After the wedding Charlie taught her how to cook and how to use an electric sewing machine. “I was 41 when I got married – I had to know how to cook,” Charlie said.

William Frank Nuss Jr

February 1, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Monday, September 18, 1922
Died: 
Sunday, January 27, 2013

William Frank Nuss Jr
Frank was born Sept. 18, 1922, in Fort Worth, to the late William Frank and Ollie Mae Thomason Nuss Sr. He graduated from Paschal High School and attended Texas A&M and then graduated from Texas Christian University, majoring in math and chemistry. Frank honorably served in the United States Navy in World War II. Upon discharge in 1945, he married Betty Switzer, whom he had met in the chemistry lab at TCU. They lived in Tulsa, Okla., and Lubbock, where he worked for Stanolind Oil and Gas Company as a petroleum engineer. Returning to Fort Worth, he worked as an independent oil man until the oil industry slowed down. With his uncle from California, he established a number of Sizzler Steak Houses in Texas. Frank's last venture was to purchase Stuart Nursery in Weatherford "for his wife" who loved gardening. This was passed on to their daughter and son-in-law. Following his son's interest, he took up scuba diving in the 1960s and enjoyed many diving trips everywhere from Belize to Tahiti. Frank's last adventure was to be the first man in his family to reach age 90, which he did in 2012, thanks in part to Holland Lake Nursing Home.

Larry A. Darnell

February 1, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Saturday, January 21, 1950
Died: 
Monday, January 28, 2013
Services: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 12:30
Location: 
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Avenue
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Larry A. Darnell
Larry was born January 21, 1950 to Lowell and June McClemore Darnell at Carswell AFB in Fort Worth. He graduated from Lake Worth High School and attended T.C.J.C. Larry honorably served his country in the United States Air Force. He married Jackie Bibb on July 11, 1994 and they began their life together. Larry loved his family and his grandchildren were his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Ron Darnell.
Survivors: Beloved wife, Jackie of Weatherford; daughters, Tammy Nelson and Sheila Darnell; step-daughter, Marie Danagher; step-son, Michel Newcomb; grandchildren, Angel Nelson, Katy Nelson, Molly Danagher, Triston Hill, Dustin Hill and Morgan Danagher; and sister, Stella Upton.

Dr. Howard Wayne Young

January 28, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Thursday, August 23, 1917
Died: 
Monday, January 21, 2013
Services: 
Friday, January 25, 2013 - 14:15
Location: 
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of usual remembrances, The Young family suggests contributions in Howard's memory to Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, Texas 79174-0001.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Dr. Howard Wayne Young
Howard Wayne Young was born Aug. 23, 1917, in Brookesmith, son of the late Thomas and Pearl Reno Young. A true outdoorsman, Dr. Young loved all things outdoors especially golfing, hunting and fishing. On October 9, 1942, he began active duty in the U.S. Army Air Corps and became a fighter pilot flying 67 combat missions in Tunisia, Sicily, Rome and Arno. Dr. Young was awarded the Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Medal with three bronze stars, American Campaign Medal and World War II Victory Medal. After the war, Howard attended Southern School of Optometry in Memphis and began his career as an optometrist. He moved to Killeen where he practiced optometry for about 30 years as well as being active in the Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Young was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Young; his parents; brother; and three sisters.
Survivors: Sons, H. Scott Young and wife, Viki, of Granbury, Greg Young and wife, Sylvia, of Weatherford, and Charles Warren Young of Austin; 11 grandchildren and their spouses; four great-grandchildren; two step-children, Louann and Sonny; and a host of loving family and friends in Killeen and Oklahoma.

Patsy Ann Whitson

January 28, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Sunday, August 4, 1935
Died: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Services: 
Friday, January 25, 2013 - 13:30
Location: 
Azle Church of Christ
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Patsy Whitson
Patsy was born August 4, 1935 in Nocona to John and Edna Thompson. She was a longtime resident of Reno. Patsy was a member of Azle Church of Christ for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Mary Jane and Betty; and brother, John Wayne Thompson.

Survivors: daughter, Carolyn Ann Ejem and husband, Kenneth; sons, James Grant Whitson and wife, Marilyn, and Lyndon Dal Whitson; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Edna Douglas, Wanda Moore, Vera Black and Onie Brown; brother, Bill Thompson; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of loving friends and church family

Larry Dean Tunnell

January 28, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Wednesday, December 30, 1942
Died: 
Friday, January 25, 2013
Services: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 10:00
Location: 
First Baptist Church, 306 Palo Pinto St Weatherford
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6 to 8 P.M. Monday at White's Funeral Home
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Larry Tunnell
Larry, a longtime resident of Weatherford, was born Dec. 30, 1942, to Oliver and Maxine Tunnell in Littlefield. Larry and Sharon were married Nov. 4, 1961, and recently celebrated their 51st anniversary.
Larry was an active member of the Earth and Weatherford communities. In Earth he served as mayor and was active in the Lions Club. Then in Weatherford as a member of the Weatherford Evening Lions Club. He felt it was an honor and a duty to be involved in the community and was involved in many community projects. He was always willing to give back to the community whether it was through giving his time, purchasing raffle tickets or in many other ways.
Survivors: He is survived by his wife, Sharon Ann Tunnell; children, Stephanie Jones of Slaton, Stacy Miller of Austin, Jason Tunnell of Georgetown and Jocelyn Simms of Carroll, Ohio, and their spouses; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Jerry Tunnell of Mineral Wells and Gene Tunnell of Earth; and a large extended family

Leo Weldon "Butch" Tiberghien III

January 28, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Thursday, November 18, 1943
Died: 
Monday, January 14, 2013
Services: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Butch's memory to any Masonic Lodge or the Texas Pythian Home in Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Leo Weldon (Butch) Tiberghien III
Butch was born Nov. 18, 1943, in Yuma, Ariz., to the late Leo Weldon II and Erma Neal Borden Tiberghien. He was raised in Weatherford and attended Weatherford High School and the Allen Military Academy. Upon graduation, Butch joined the United States Air Force and served honorably until discharged May 27, 1964. During his life, he was a certified helicopter mechanic, a heavy equipment operator and a long-distance truck driver. Butch was an avid fisherman and a Master Mason at Cedar Creek Lake Masonic Lodge #1431 in Gun Barrel City.
He was preceded in death by his father, U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Leo Weldon Tiberghien II, who was killed in action in World War II in 1944; his mother, Erma Neal Borden Westhoff, in 1961; his uncle and aunt, Jack and Edith Borden, of Weatherford; his uncle, C.B. Borden of Fort Worth; his aunt, Willie Thompson of San Diego, Calif.; and his aunt, Sammye B. Layman of Austin.
Survivors: Brother, John Westhoff and wife, Sue Ann, of Weatherford; niece, Paige Westhoff of Dallas; nephew, U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. John Trenton Westhoff and wife, Amy, and their daughters, Corrine and Bryleigh, of St. Louis, Mo.; and cousins, Nancy Borden O'Neal, Susie Borden Gandy and Eddie Borden, all of Fort Worth, and Traci Layman Brown of Lubbock, Terri Layman Short of Austin and Betty Thompson and Linda Thompson.

N. L. (Lynn) Shirley

January 28, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Friday, October 13, 1922
Died: 
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Services: 
Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 14:00
Location: 
Brock Cemetery
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Avenue, Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

N. L. (Lynn) Shirley
N. L. (Lynn) was born October 13, 1922, the son of Ezra and Verdie Shirley in Llano. He lived in Brock most of his life. Lynn married Oma Glen Mathews of Brock on March 13, 1940.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Oma; his parents; one granddaughter; and one brother.
Survivors: Daughter, Janice Collins and husband, Kenneth, of Dennis; son, Donald Shirley and wife, Linda, of Brock; three granddaughters, Donna Cox and husband, John, of Cypress, Dianna Taylor and husband, Todd, of Brock, and Mendy Golightly and husband, Danny, of Brock; six great-grandchildren, Cayla Smith, Johonna Cox, Jana and Grant Golightly, and Tristen and Takota Taylor; one great-great-grandchild, Aurora Jo Smith; one sister, Irene Cardwell of Brock; and one brother, Jim Shirley of Breckenridge.

Bonnie Phillips

January 28, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Died: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Bonnie Phillips
Bonnie was born in Bennington, Okla. to Henry and Ruth Young. She was a longtime resident of Azle. Bonnie loved spending quiet time in the country. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill; two brothers; and one sister.
Survivors: Daughter, Teresa Bagley and husband, Robert of Carthage; son, Rick G. Phillips of Azle; grandson, Casey Hart and wife, Carrie of Mexia; granddaughters, Michelle Phillips of Weatherford and Kinder De La O and husband, Erik of Mexia; sisters, Tony Garrett of Lewisville and Iva Lou Bean and husband, Roy of Ark.; great-granddaughters, Brynlee Nicole and Sofia Ann; great-grandson, Erik; and numerous extended family, friends, and acquaintances.

Nettie Ann Farris Phillips

January 28, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Thursday, October 13, 1927
Died: 
Monday, January 21, 2013
Services: 
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 10:00
Location: 
LaJunta Baptist Church
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Nettie Ann Farris Phillips
Nettie Ann Phillips was born October 13, 1927 in Harrold to William and Dorothy Farris. She was a longtime resident of Azle. Nettie loved to listen to and play music. Another pastime was playing "42" and eating sweet rolls on Sunday night. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother.
Survivors: Husband of 50 years, John Phillips of Azle; daughter, Norma Byers and husband, James of Springtown; sons, Jimmy Woodby and wife, Jeanette of Springtown, and Justin Woodby of Azle; daughter, Nancy Hand of Wyoming; sons, Paul Phillips and wife, Kathy of Arlington, John Phillips, Jr of Fort Worth, Frank Phillips and wife, Suzanne of Fort Worth, Thomas Phillips of Calif., James "Jimbo" Phillips of Fort Worth; eleven

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