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John Jackson Wright, Jr.

December 27, 2011 by Katie Martinez

Born: 
Sunday, April 29, 1923
Died: 
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Funeral: 
Friday, December 30, 2011 - 14:00
Location: 
South Main Church of Christ
Other Arrangements: 
Interment in the East Greenwood Cemetery.Visitation will be 6-8 PM, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 at the funeral home.
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

John Jackson Wright, Jr.John Jackson Wright, Jr. John Jackson Wright, Jr., 88, of Weatherford, died Saturday evening Dec. 24, 2011 in the local hospital.

Born April 29, 1923 in Vera, Texas, Wright was a resident of Weatherford for many years. He was a retired Division Manager for AMOCO Pipeline and member of the South Main Church of Christ. John was a Veteran of the U. S. Army Air Force where he served as a navigator on a B-29 during World War II.

Survivors: Wife of 69 years, Kathleen Wright of Weatherford; sons: Stan Wright and wife, Toni of Brownwood, Tom Wright and wife, Rebecca of Roanoke; three grandchildren – Randy Wright, Jenny Moore, Jim Wright
three step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 in the South Main Church of Christ with interment in the East Greenwood Cemetery.
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be 6-8 PM, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 at the funeral home.

Delta Brown Krause

December 26, 2011 by Katie Martinez

Born: 
Friday, May 12, 1939
Died: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Funeral: 
Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 13:10
Location: 
Goshen Cemetery in Springtown
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to Cowboys for Christ, P.O. Box 7557, Fort Worth, TX 76111.

Delta Brown KrauseDelta Brown KrauseDelta Brown Krause, 72, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2011 in a Fort Worth hospital.

Delta was born in Springtown to the late A. D. and S. B. Hinkle Brown May 12, 1939. She and husband Stanley were married April 25, 1995 in Weatherford.

She loved poetry, sewing and cooking. In 1997 and 1998 she won American Poet Awards for poetry she had written. Delta had three published books of poetry. Delta was preceded in death by her parents; and daughter, Jaclyn Deaver.

Survivors: husband, Stanley Krause of Azle; daughter, Benita Deaver of Mineral Wells; son, Enoch Deaver of Fort Worth; stepdaughter, Pamela Posey and husband, Troy of Stanton; stepson, Paul Krause and wife, Kyra of Canyon; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Hall of Springtown; brother, Don Brown and wife, Barbara of Weatherford; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of loving family and friends.

Graveside Service: 1:00 P.M. Friday, December 23 at Goshen Cemetery in Springtown. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to Cowboys for Christ, P.O. Box 7557, Fort Worth, TX 76111.

Bobby Earl "Bob" Cummings

December 22, 2011 by Katie Martinez

Born: 
Thursday, May 8, 1941
Died: 
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Funeral: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 11:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Brock Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday at White's Funeral Home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Bobby Earl "Bob" CummingsBobby Earl "Bob" CummingsBobby Earl "Bob" Cummings, 70, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2011.

Bob was born May 8, 1941, son of the late Hoy and Vera Weldon Cummings in Tioga. He was a long time resident of Dennis. Bob was an oil field air compressor specialist and consultant. He was well known for his ability for dowsing, or "witching", for water, oil and gas.

He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. Bob's greatest love was training horses; however, his family was the most important thing in his life. Bob and Patsy both loved the ocean and their favorite vacation was going to Port Aransas. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and one sister.

Bob is survived by spouse, Patsy Cummings of Dennis; sons, Mat Cummings and wife, Patricia of Brock, Kevin Harwell and wife, Tammy of Weatherford, Eric Harwell of Weatherford; daughter, Gena Brown and husband, Kenneth of Weatherford; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Oleta Billmier of Pilot Point, Louise Frasco of Florida; and many, many special friends and family members.

Funeral: 11:00 a.m., Friday at White's Chapel of Memories. Interment: Brock Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday at White's Funeral Home.

Eugene Berkley

December 20, 2011 by Katie Martinez

Born: 
Friday, July 17, 1936
Died: 
Friday, December 16, 2011
Funeral: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 14:20
Location: 
North Side Baptist Church
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00, Monday at White's Funeral Home. Interment in Greenwood Community Cemetery.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Eugene BerkleyEugene BerkleyAuthor Andrew Eugene Berkley, 75, went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 16, 2011.

Eugene was born July 17, 1936 in Weatherford, Texas, the youngest of seven children of James and Lora Berkley. He was a member of North Side Baptist Church for over fifty years.

He leaves behind his wife, Frances Berkley of Weatherford, his sister Margaret Bolter of Fort Worth, his son Eddie Berkley and wife Kelly, his daughter Vickie Ezell and husband John, and youngest son Rickie Berkley, all of Weatherford. Six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00, Monday at White's Funeral Home.: Service at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 20, at North Side Baptist Church. Interment to follow at Greenwood Community Cemetery.

Shawn Michael Penny

December 20, 2011 by Katie Martinez

Died: 
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Funeral: 
Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 10:00
Location: 
North Side Baptist Church
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation 6-8 PM Wednesday at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel. Interment in Zion Hill Cemetery.
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

Shawn Michael PennyShawn Michael PennyShawn Michael Penny, 23, of Weatherford, died Sunday, December 18, 2011.

Shawn was an auto mechanic, a former meter reader for the city of Springtown, a former volunteer firefighter for the Peaster VFD, he loved music and loved people and was welcoming to all strangers.

He is survived by his son, Kaiven Sylis Penny of Peaster, parents, Randy and Melissa Penny of Peaster, brother, Dillon Blaine Penny of Peaster, maternal grandparents, Jim and June Hill of Gordon, paternal grandmother, Rose Penny of Weatherford, numerous friends and other relatives.

Funeral 10:00 am Thursday, December 22, 2011 at North Side Baptist Church. Visitation 6-8 PM Wednesday at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel. Interment in Zion Hill Cemetery. Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

George Thomas Skaggs

December 19, 2011 by Randy Keck

Born: 
Saturday, April 12, 1947
Died: 
Monday, December 19, 2011
Funeral: 
Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 11:00
Location: 
Midway Baptist Church, 4110 E. Hwy 199, Reno.
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Jay Bird Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at White's Funeral Home, 401 N. Main St., Springtown.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Springtown, 817-220-7111

George SkaggsGeorge SkaggsGeorge Thomas "papaw" Skaggs, 64, died Monday, December 19, 2011.

Tom was born April 12, 1947 to G.B. and Goldie Skaggs in Fort Worth. He honorably served his country in the USAF-B52-Bombers, 7th Bomb Wing 1966-1970. Tom retired from B.F. Goodrich formally Menasco.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Via Vonne Guthrie; brothers, Robert and Harry Young.

Survivors: Wife, of 43 years LaJuan; daughter, Diana and Mike Bosch; son, Glenn Skaggs and Jessica all of Springtown; beloved grandsons, Cameron Bosch, Colby Bosch and Noah Skaggs; sister-in-law, Tommie Jo Young of Richardson; several nieces and nephews; and special thanks to the Midway Baptist Church family and to Dr Xiong with the Center for Cancer and chemo buddie, Janel Hollister.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Midway Baptist Church, 4110 E. Hwy 199, Reno.

Interment: Jay Bird Cemetery.

Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at White's Funeral Home, 401 N. Main St., Springtown.

Virginia Mae Davis Morgan

December 19, 2011 by Katie Martinez

Died: 
Saturday, December 17, 2011

Virginia Mae Davis Morgan, 70, passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at her home in Weatherford.

There will be no services.

Preceding her in death are her father and mother, Lonnie and Jewel Davis; and twin brother, Lonnie R. Davis.

Survivors: She is survived by husband, Robert Morgan; daughter, Kathy Mellichamp and husband, Dallas; sons, James Morgan and wife, Sherri, Stephen Morgan and wife, Darla; daughter, Melissa, daughter-in-law, Shari Morgan; grand-children, David Morgan and wife, Sarah, Becky Morgan, Jennifer Morgan, James Morgan II and wife, Amber, and Callie Mellichamp; great-grandchildren, Brandon Morgan, Emma Mellichamp, Aidan Morgan and Alexis Morgan; sister, Loreta Peyrot and husband, James; nephews, Lonnie Davis Jr., Jason Davis, and James Peyrot Jr.; and special friends, Vaughn and Jacque Baker, Dora Jones and Sarah Jones.

Douglas Hargis

December 19, 2011 by Katie Martinez

Born: 
Monday, April 4, 1938
Died: 
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Funeral: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 11:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories
Other Arrangements: 
Interment following in Memory Gardens of the Valley. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Douglas HargisDouglas HargisDouglas Hargis, 73, passed away, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011.

Doug was born April 4, 1938, in El Dorado, Ark., to Earl and Jessie Hargis. He was a longtime resident of Weatherford. Doug was an avid fisherman and enjoyed every day of his life.

Doug was predeceased by his parents; wife, Linda Kaye; and a brother.
Survivors: Son, Jeff Hargis and wife, Connie, of Weatherford; grandson, Jordan Hargis of Weatherford; sister-in-law, Diane Hyatt and husband, Gary; sister, Gwen Greene; granddaughters, Mindy, Tammy and Jennifer; niece, Cari Slovak; and nephew, Glen Hyatt.

Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday at White's Chapel of Memories. Interment following in Memory Gardens of the Valley. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Barbara Jean O'Neill Bolling

December 19, 2011 by Katie Martinez

Born: 
Wednesday, May 1, 1946
Died: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Funeral: 
Friday, December 16, 2011 - 11:00
Location: 
Bridgeport West Cemetery
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday at White's Azle Funeral Home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home 105 Denver Trail Azle, TX 76020

Barbara Jean O'Neill BollingBarbara Jean O'Neill BollingBarbara Jean O'Neill Bolling, 65, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2011 in Reno.

Barbara was born May 1, 1946 in Fort Worth to Earle and Elizabeth Bailey O'Neill. She was a longtime resident of Reno. Barbara had a great interest in crafts, ceramics and reunions. She origanized the Keller High School Reunion, which was celebrated every few years. Her grandchildren were the love of her life.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; a brother; and a grandson. Survivors: husband of 47 years, Odell Bolling of Reno; son, Bruce Bolling and wife, Tammy of Weatherford; daughters, Janice Hulsey and husband, James of DeLeon and Patsy Gutermuth and husband, Aaron of Bedford; grandchildren, Clint, Shelby, Daniel, Savannah, Amber, Cameron and Joey; also many friends and acquaintances.

Graveside Service: 11:00 A.M. Friday at Bridgeport West Cemetery, Bridgeport, TX. Visitation: 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday at White's Azle Funeral Home.

Robert Dale Rogers

December 19, 2011 by Katie Martinez

Died: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Funeral: 
Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 14:00
Location: 
First United Methodist Church in Azle
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Ash Creek Cemetery. Visitation: 6:30 to 8 P.M. Friday at White's Azle Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to: 
In leiu of flowers donations may be made in Bob's name to Texas Health Harris Methodist Foundation HEB, 1600 Hospital Parkway, Bedford, TX 76022.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home 105 Denver Trail Azle, TX 76020 817-444-3211

Robert Dale RogersRobert Dale Rogers
Robert Dale Rogers, 78, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2011 in Bedford.

Bob was born in Higginsville, Mo., Lafayette County. He was the tenth child of 12 born to William C. and Myrtle Mae Gunter Rogers. Bob grew up in Higginsville, Missouri, and after graduation joined the Air Force during which time he met and married Betty Ann Yates on March 20, 1954. They made their home in Azle, Texas where they raised their three boys, Robert Dale Rogers, Jr., William Carter Rogers and Britain Eral Rogers.

Bob made a living for his family as a truck driver for Montgomery Ward then went on to work for the Post Office from which he later retired. Once Bob retired, he enjoyed spending time making all kinds of wood crafts in his shop. He would build everything from custom made bird houses, banks for the grandkids and furniture.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 50 years, Betty Ann Rogers; and son, Bryan Lee Rogers;and five brothers; and one sister.
Bob is survived by his three sons, Robert Rogers and wife, Pat, William Rogers, Brit Rogers and wife, Liz; special friend, Cleta Mitchell; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren; siblings, Hazel, Betty, Deannie, and Donna; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral, 2 p.m., Dec. 17 at the First United Methodist Church, 200 Church St, Azle, 76020. Interment: Ash Creek Cemetery. Visitation: 6:30 to 8 P.M. Friday at White's Azle Funeral Home.

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