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Joseph Hershel Dalton

August 30, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Saturday, September 13, 1913
Died: 
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Services: 
Friday, August 31, 2012 - 10:00
Location: 
at First Baptist Church of Weatherford.
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: East Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Joseph Hershel Dalton

Hershel Dalton was born September 13, 1913 to R.L. and Mary Bailey Dalton in Authon. He was the youngest of nine children.

Beginning in the early 1940s, he owned and operated Dalton's Grocery for many years in several locations in Weatherford. In 1962, Hershel began building homes, a career that would take throughout much of the remainder of his life. He liked to play dominoes but especially loved to read his Bible. Hershel was a member of First Baptist Church of Weatherford for more than 20 years.

Hershel was preceded in death by his wives, Mae Dalton in 1960 and Lois Dalton in 2009; and six siblings.

Survivors include his son, Bobby Dalton and wife, Marlene, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Karen Dalton of Phoenix, Ariz., Kathy Dalton of Hudson Oaks, and Bryan Dalton of Fort Worth; great-grandchildren, Timothy, Joe and Erin; sisters, Opal Bowden of Weatherford and Hazel Coalson of Millsap; family friend, Gail Blair; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of loving friends.

Joe Owen Divido, Jr.

August 29, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Tuesday, April 22, 1941
Died: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Services: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Azle Chapel, 105 Denver Trail, Azle.
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Central Community Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 P.M. Monday at White's Azle Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to: 
Donations may be made in Joe's name to the American Heart Association, 2630 W. Freeway, Ste 250, Fort Worth, TX. 76102
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Joe was born April 22, 1941 in Nanty Glo, Pa. to Joseph and Faye Divido. He was a longtime resident of Azle. Joe loved to restore old pedal cars and riding his motorcycle. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Annetta; and a sister.

Survivors include his sons, Russell Grizzard and wife, Dede of Granbury, Scott Grizzard and wife, Amanda of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; special friends, Nga Brito-Rodriquez and Scott Draper.

Janie Toles

August 29, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Thursday, January 5, 1911
Died: 
Monday, August 27, 2012
Services: 
Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: East Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Janie Toles

Nellie Jane Toles was born January 5, 1911, in Yantis, one of eight children to the late Elijah and Elizabeth Lucinda Romine. Her parents died when she was very young and her older brother, Willie, and his wife, Vera, raised her. In 1928, she married William Forest Toles, and they made their home in Freedom, in a log cabin that Forest built. After their first child was born, Forest entered the Church of God ministry and he began to build churches around Texas. The family moved to Weatherford in 1962, and after Forest's untimely death in 1971, she began to bake pies for five restaurants in Weatherford, which resulted in lifetime friendships.

Janie never met a stranger and was considered to be a prayer warrior. When her dear friend and fellow prayer warrior, Lavena Snead, died, a part of Janie went with her.

Janie was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Forest Toles; a great-granddaughter, Ashley Deal; her parents; and seven siblings.

Survivors include her children, William Ray Toles and wife, Billie M., of Wichita Falls, Donal Wayne Toles and wife, Sandy, of Lewisville, Rebekah Deal and husband, Robert, of Weatherford, and Vereda "Sam" Koch and husband, Terry, of Iowa Park; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; niece, Bobbie Herod of Lubbock; nephews, Dalton and Walter Lewis Romine, both of the Snyder area; and a host of loving church family and friends.

Zuda Bennett Hurd

August 29, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Monday, July 19, 1926
Died: 
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Services: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 10:00
Location: 
Waxahachie Bible Church, 621 N Grand after a viewing from 9 to 9:30 a.m.
Other Arrangements: 
Interment in Aledo Brown Cemetery at 2 p.m.
Memorials may be made to: 
Waxahachie Bible Church Missions, 621 North Grand, Waxahachie, Texas, 75165.
Funeral Home: 
Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, Waxahachie

Zuda was born July 19, 1926 in Aledo.
Raised in Aledo, she married John Campbell and raised four children while residing in Mineral Wells, Austin and Irving, Texas. Everywhere she lived she contributed to the communities by adding her smile and laughter, help to anyone in need, and inspiration to all who knew her. Never seeing problems she couldn’t overcome, she led her family by giving them encouragement at every turn. She moved to Waxahachie in 1997 to be near her daughter.
She spent her life as a homemaker and serving her Lord every chance she had through her church, WMU, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, numerous mission trips, Eastern Star, Baylor Auxiliary, Women’s Republican Club, as well as the communities in which she lived. Zuda, known by her grandchildren as “DeeDee” treasured the time she spent with them; she loved playing with them, sharing Jesus with them and watching each one come to know the Lord. Tireless in her efforts; she served in any way she could.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Carl Hurd.
Survivors include her four children: Ben Campbell (Phyllis) of Austin, Johnny Campbell (Kim) of South Lake, Becki Gilliam (Jon) of Midlothian and Tom Campbell of Granbury, six grandsons, six-great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson. Through her daughters marriage she also gained three more grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The Bennett family includes brother, Bill Bennett of Mineral Wells (Carlene) and many nieces and nephews.

Joe L. Bayer Jr.

August 28, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Saturday, October 31, 1931
Died: 
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Services: 
Friday, August 31, 2012 - 11:00
Location: 
St. Stephen's Catholic Church, 1802 Bethel Road, Weatherford
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford, where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joe's memory to St. Stephen's Catholic Church, American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Joe L. Bayer Jr.

Joe was born October 31, 1931, in Bellmead to Joe Lawrence Bayer Sr. and Adella Marak Bayer. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and served as grand knight of Holy Spirit Council 7264 at St. Stephen's. Joe also served as faithful navigator of General Worth Assembly in Fort Worth.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Bayer of Waco; and several special aunts and uncles.

Survivors: Loving wife of 20 years, Darlene Bayer of Hudson Oaks; daughters, Stephanie Sims and husband, Jerry, of Lubbock and Leslie Nunn and husband, Billy, of Hiram, Ga.; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; aunt, Bertha Faicthinger; several cousins; and many loving family members and devoted friends.

Ross Robertson, Jr.

August 28, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Friday, August 1, 1930
Died: 
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Services: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 10:30
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Spring Creek Cemetery. Visitation: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Ross Robertson, Jr.

Ross L Robertson Jr. was born Aug. 1, 1930, in Weatherford, son of the late Ross Lafayette Robertson Sr. and Golden Tabor Robertson. At a young age, Ross served as the unofficial mascot of the fire department and got the nickname "Rooster", which stuck with him the rest of his life. Living near the fire station, his father tasked him with waking the firemen in the morning. When old enough he signed on to be a volunteer fireman, a service he continued until 1985.

In 1951, he started work for the City of Weatherford. Over the next four decades he worked as a police dispatcher, fireman, building inspector, city warehouse manager, and finally as the city's purchasing agent. He retired in 1991 after 40 years of service to the city and residents of Weatherford.

Ross was preceded in death by his mother, Golden, and father and former Chief of Police, Ross L. Robertson Sr.

Survivors: Wife of 62 years, Mary Messimer Robertson of Weatherford; son, Jerry Robertson of Bedford; daughter, Debbie Vaughan and husband, Dean, of Weatherford; grandsons, Alex Robertson of Dallas, Shawn Robertson of Euless, and Jason Vaughan of Annapolis, Md.; sister, Virginia Freeman of Watonsville, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Thelma Messimer, Mary Lou Messimer, and Dora Mae Messimer, all of Weatherford; family friends, Suzanne Tandy and Katherine Towson; and many nieces and nephews; and a host of loving friends.

Ellen Jean Pack

August 27, 2012 by Anonymous

Died: 
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Services: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Funeral Home
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Springtown Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at White's Funeral Home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Ellen Jean Pack

Barbara Sue Johnsen

August 24, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Monday, January 28, 1935
Died: 
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Services: 
Monday, August 27, 2012 - 10:30
Location: 
First Baptist Church of Lakeside
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Ash Creek Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 P.M. Sunday at White's Azle Funeral Home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Barbara Sue Johnsen

Barbara was born January 28, 1935 in Throckmorton. She was a longtime resident of Azle. Barara was an avid clothes shopper, but the highlights of her life were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; husband of thirty years, Tony; two sisters; and three brothers.

Survivors: sons, Danny Harris and wife, Kay of Fort Worth and Tony Johnsen and wife, Lori of Tenn.; daughter, Sue Ann Garrison of Boyd; sister, Chris Pressly of Fort Worth; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, neohews, friends and acquaintances.

Christopher John Hamilton, Jr.

August 24, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Thursday, May 20, 1926
Died: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Other Arrangements: 
A memorial service is planned for September 1, 2012 in Austin with burial in the Truett Family Cemetery in Jasper, Texas.
Funeral Home: 
Alexander's Midway Funeral Home, Springtown

Christopher John Hamilton, Jr.

Christopher was born May 20, 1926 to Chris J Hamilton, Sr. and Imogene Truett Hamilton in Jasper, Texas. He graduated from Port Arthur High School, earned bachelor degrees in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from Lamar Tech and a Masters of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.

Chris always dreamed of traveling the world. After almost losing his left foot in a motorcycle accident as a teenager, he was classified 4F for military service. With the determination he displayed throughout his life, he enlisted with the only branch of the service that would take him. He spent his 18th birthday in the Merchant Marines as a radio officer on an unarmed Liberty Ship. He served in every theater of WWII, including the liberation of the Philippines and the Korean War. During this time, he circumnavigated the globe 3 times and fulfilled his dream of international travel.

After college, he became a telecommunications engineer for Sun Oil Company and designed and installed telecom systems across the states, off-shore in the Gulf of Mexico, in South America and Angola. Later in life, he designed and implemented the first trans-continental fiber network for U.S. Telecom, one of the predecessors of Sprint. After retirement, he was actively involved in the lives of his grandchildren, encouraging them to pursue their unique interests and abilities.

Anna Mae Summers

August 23, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Thursday, May 22, 1924
Died: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Services: 
Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 14:00
Location: 
Ash Creek Baptist Church
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Ash Creek Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 P.M. Friday at White's Azle Funeral Home
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Anna's name to the Ash Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 300 S. Stewart, Azle, TX 76020
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Anna Mae Summers

Anna was born May 22, 1924 in Apache, Okla. to Charles and Sarah Richardson. She had been a longtime resident of Azle and member of Ash Creek Baptist Church. Anna retired from Stewart Title Company in Fort Worth after 20 years of service. She dearly loved her family, quilting and sewing.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Billy Jeff Summers.

She is survived by her sons, Art Johnson and wife, Cynthia of Reno and Charles Johnson and wife, Dianne of Keeter; step-son, Phil Summers of Ardmore, Okla.; step-daughter, Annette Shiro of Springtown; sisters, Oletha Oldham, Alice Schwengler and Dora Hobgood; also nine grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of acquaintances.

Sports Calendar

Friday, March 27

  • Aledo Varsity at Crowley Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Preview at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Texas Relays, Qualifiers Only

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

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Granbury at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

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

Monday, April 6

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

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