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Imogene Pharo

January 3, 2012 by Katie Martinez

Born: 
Saturday, January 25, 1913
Died: 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Funeral: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 13:00
Location: 
First Baptist Church of Weatherford, 306 Palo Pinto St., Weatherford.
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Curtis Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of usual remembrances, the Pharo family suggests contributions in Imogene's memory to Meals on Wheels, First Baptist Church of Weatherford or The Texas Pythian Home for Children.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Imogene PharoImogene PharoImogene Pharo, 98, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, in Fort Worth.

Imogene Wallace Pharo was born Jan. 25, 1913, in Fairview, daughter of the late A.D. and Emma Knight Wallace. She graduated from Millsap High School and began a career in nursing.

Imogene later became an LVN through the Weatherford College Program. She married Thomas Jarvis Pharo on Dec. 18, 1932, and they began their life together. Imogene and Tom worked closely together to build their business, Pharo and James Grocery and Market.

She had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Weatherford since 1932 and was a loving and caring Christian. Imogene loved music, playing the organ and was a member of the church bell choir. She sang with the Sensational Senior Singers of the Senior Center. Imogene was singing up until her stroke in November.

She and Tom were king and queen at the Sr. Center where they were active until Tom's death in 2000. Imogene loved painting, sewing, flowers, tree, birds and working in her yard. She taught Sunday School for many years at the church, working with young girls, including Girl Scouts. Imogene was also a mentor to those desiring to become nurses. Many doctors and friends were always treated to date-loaf candy she made each Christmas.

Imogene was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Thomas Jarvis Pharo, a Weatherford native, on Dec. 3, 2000; her parents; brother, Aubrey Wallace; sister, Clyde Roquemore; son-in-law, Idys Waynne Cox.

Charlene Young Hechler

January 3, 2012 by Katie Martinez

Born: 
Wednesday, February 24, 1926
Died: 
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Funeral: 
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 11:02
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard

Charlene Young HechlerCharlene Young HechlerCharlene Young Hechler, 85, of Weatherford passed away Thursday Dec. 22, 2011 in Fort Worth.

She was born February 24, 1926 in Enid, Oklahoma to Charles and Freda Henke Young. Charlene was a caring nurse as well as a devoted homemaker. She resided the last 3½ years Arbor House where she made several friends.

Charlene is survived by her daughter, Norine Turner of Weatherford; grandchildren, Robin Winters and Terry Turner and her brother, Charles W Young and wife Kay.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Galbreaith Pickard in charge of arrangement.

Florene King

January 3, 2012 by Katie Martinez

Died: 
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Funeral: 
Friday, December 30, 2011 - 10:00
Location: 
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 800 Highcrest Drive, Azle, 76020.
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Azleland Memorial Park. Rosary: 7 P.M. Dec. 29 at White's Azle Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail, Azle, 76020.
Memorials may be made to: 
n lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home 105 Denver Trail Azle, TX 76020

Florene KingFlorene KingFlorene left this earth on December 29, 2011 to be held in our Lord's eternal embrace following lengthy and complicated health issues.

Florene was born in La Coste, Texas to Philip and Elma Jungman. She married her beloved childhood sweetheart, Cameron Lee King, on August 23, 1952 and they were married for 50 years before his passing on June 3, 2003. Florene moved to Corpus Christi about 2 years ago from Azle. Over the years the family lived in San Antonio, Victoria, Dallas and Odem- all in Texas and a year in Anchorage, Alaska.

She considered Azle to be her "home" where she was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She was employed in the auto industry for 40 years with her longest tenure with McKenzie VW in Corpus Christi. Florene is preceded in rising to God's Glory by her husband, Cameron; daughter, Kathi Kay (King) Embry, who passed away June 4, 2006; her infant son, Douglas Wayne King; her parents, Philip and Elma Jungman; her sisters, Bernice Evans and Elaine Trammell.

Verna Wetwiska

January 3, 2012 by Randy Keck

Born: 
Thursday, June 8, 1933
Died: 
Friday, December 30, 2011
Funeral: 
Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 10:00
Location: 
St. Stephen's Catholic Church, 1802 Bethel Road, Weatherford
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 4 at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford

June WetwiskaJune WetwiskaVerna "June" Wetwiska, 78, died Friday, December 30, 2011, with her family by her side.

June, a two time breast cancer survivor, was born June 8, 1933, in Gracemont, Oklahoma, daughter of the late Thomas and Nora Jones Rackley. June had a love of nature from wildflowers, feeding her hummingbirds and her backyard menagerie of wild birds. She enjoyed traveling with her husband across America in their motor home and was an avid baseball fan, traveling to Surprise, Arizona each year to attend spring training. She loved to read but most of all she loved being a devoted wife, mother and Grama. She was a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Weatherford. June loved God and trusted in Him completely.

June was preceded in death by her parents and ten older brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her beloved husband, Linn Wetwiska; daughter, Lynora "Nori" Sullivan and husband, James; twin granddaughters, Rebecca and Samantha Sullivan; step-daughter, Tommie Lynn Steddum and husband, Ben; and a host of loving friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 5, 2012 at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, 1802 Bethel Road, Weatherford. Interment: Private in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

Alex Nichole Christian

January 3, 2012 by Katie Martinez

Born: 
Monday, March 3, 1997
Died: 
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Funeral: 
Monday, January 2, 2012 - 11:00
Location: 
First Baptist Church in Aledo
Memorials may be made to: 
Memorials may be sent the Alex Christian Memorial Fund at Aledo National Bank.
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

Alex Nichole ChristianAlex Nichole ChristianAlex Nichole Christian, age 14, of Aledo, died early Thursday morning, December 29, 2011.

Alex was born March 3, 1997 in Weatherford, and was a resident of Aledo all her life. She was a student at Aledo Middle School, who lived life to the fullest, played softball and attended the First Baptist Church of Aledo.

Survivors: parents, Larry and Cindy Christian; brother – Jayce Christian; maternal grandparents – Alton and Ann Anderson; paternal grandfather – Denny Christian; paternal great grandmother – Betty Culpepper; a number of aunts, cousins and friends

Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 2, 2011 in the First Baptist Church in Aledo. Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements Memorials may be sent the Alex Christian Memorial Fund at Aledo National Bank.

Jimmie Bratcher

December 29, 2011 by Katie Martinez

Born: 
Friday, November 28, 1930
Died: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Funeral: 
Friday, December 30, 2011 - 11:00
Location: 
North Side Baptist Church, 910 N.Main, Weatherford.
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Annetta Cemetery on FM 5 in Annetta. Visitation: The family will receive friends between 6 and 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 29 at White's Funeral Home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home 130 Houston Ave Weatherford, TX 76086 817-596-4811

Jimmie BratcherJimmie BratcherJimmie Bratcher, 81, went home to be with the Lord December 27, 2011.

Jimmie was born November 28, 1930 and grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He had been a resident of Parker County for the past 18 years.

Jimmie served in the United States Navy and was a member of President Truman's National Honor Guard. Married to his life-long love, Joyce, for 58 years, Jimmie most enjoyed taking care of his wife and family.

He was a member of Western Wheelers Camping Club since 1985 and loved taking trips in his RV and traveling with friends. Jimmie was a devoted member of North Side Baptist Church where he enjoyed volunteering his time.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, John Bratcher and Vera Bratcher Getz. Jimmie was a loving and godly husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed by all.

Survivors: wife, Joyce; daughters, Gail Bayne and husband, John, of Morgantown, PA, Lisa Payne and husband, David of Hudson Oaks; five grandchildren, which he loved dearly, Maegan, Lindsay, Kelsey, Brennan and Braden. He will forever be in our hearts.

Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Friday, December 30 at North Side Baptist Church, 910 N.Main, Weatherford.
Interment: Annetta Cemetery on FM 5 in Annetta.
Visitation: The family will receive friends between 6 and 8 p.m., Thursday, December 29 at White's Funeral Home.

Beryl Mervin Marmion

December 27, 2011 by Katie Martinez

Born: 
Friday, September 7, 1917
Died: 
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Funeral: 
Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 10:00
Location: 
North Side Baptist Church
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Beryl Mervin MarmionBeryl Mervin MarmionBeryl Mervin Marmion, 94, went to be with Lord Sunday, December 25, 2011.

Beryl was born Sep. 7, 1917 in Farmington, Iowa. He was a devoted husband and father, and greatly loved the Lord. He was a long time resident of southern California, and a recent resident of Weatherford. Mr. Marmion loved helping people and never met a stranger. Mr. Marmion was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers.

Survivors: wife of 70 years, Veda; sons, David Marmion and wife, Gail, Richard Marmion and wife, Pam, all of California; daughter, Robin Moore and husband, Robert of Weatherford; ten grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters, Eileen and Erma.

Memorial Service: 10:00 a.m., Thursday Dec. 29 at North Side Baptist Church. Interment: Private.

Edward Wetah Mince

December 27, 2011 by Katie Martinez

Born: 
Saturday, September 12, 1925
Died: 
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Funeral: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 11:00
Location: 
First Baptist Church
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: DFW National Cemetery
Memorials may be made to: 
W.C. Development Foundation, Weatherford College, 225 College Park, Weatherford, TX 76086 Designated to Dr. E.W. Mince Scholarship
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Edward Wetah MinceEdward Wetah MinceDr. Edward Wetah Mince, 86, passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011.

Dr. Mince was born Sept. 12, 1925 in Canton to Flynn and Pearl Carter Mince. He graduated from Martins Mill High School in 1941 at the age of 15. He joined the Army Air Corps, December of 1943, where he trained to fly on the B 17 bomber.

On May 29, 1944 he married Marie Thomas in Dallas. He was discharged from the service in May 1946. He graduated from SMU in January 1949 with a degree in business administration. He received his Master of Science degree in History from East Texas State Teacher's College in May 1951, and received his PhD in Philosophy and College Administration in June 1968 from the University of Texas in Austin.

He served as Dean at Henderson County Junior College from 1949 to 1956 and at Cisco Junior College from 1956 to 1965. Dr. Mince became president of Ranger Junior College in 1965. In 1971, he moved to Weatherford where he served as president of Weatherford College for 22 years.

He was the longest serving president in the history of Weatherford College. From 1968 to 1991, he served on various state and national community college boards and committees, and then from 1988 to 1989, he was the president of the Texas Associations of Community Colleges. He also served on the National Community College Board and the visitation teams of The Southern Association of Colleges.

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.

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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