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Thomas Stuart Tofell

July 16, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Sunday, January 6, 1946
Died: 
Friday, July 13, 2012
Services: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 11:00
Location: 
South Texas Room in the Amon Carter Building of the Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth. The service will be officiated by Joe Howard Williamson and Dr. Jim Sanders.
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Avenue, Weatherford.
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Tom's honor to the National Youth Cutting Horse Association Scholarship Fund, c/o NCHA, 260 Bailey Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Thomas Stuart Tofell

Tom was born January 6, 1946 in Malin, Oregon to Emil and Mildred Tofell. Tom was nationally known through his long associations with famous horsemen, Leon Harrel, Dan Lufkin and the Oxbow Ranch, Congressman, Tom Loeffler and Ernest Cannon. He also was very proud to have been involved with these great World Champion Cutting Horses - Docs Playmate, Doc N Missy, Jae Bar Fletch and Bet Hesa Cat. He and Jan owned and operated a cutting and race horse business at their ranch in Millsap. Additionally, he was a racing Quarter Horse partner and long time associate of Jim Ware of Western Bloodstock auction company.

Pallbearers will be Vin Betenbough, Todd Bimat, Mike Haack, Eddie Howard, Joe Landers, Bruce Lusk, Dennis Moreland, Chris Ray, DVM, Bart Tofell and Jim Ware. Honorary pallbearers will be Ernest Cannon, Leon Harrel, Dewayne Gilbreath, Gary Halousek, Neal Halousek, Wayne Hodges, Gordon Johnson, Gary Kennell, Dan Lufkin, Bob Lewis, DVM, Bobby Nelson, Gayle Trotter, DVM and Sam Wilson.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Jan, of Millsap; his daughter, Lisa of Weatherford; his brother and sister-in-law, James and Kathy of Roseburg, Oregon and brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Meralee Tofell, of Klamath Falls, Oregon; numerous nieces, nephews and an abundance of friends, as Tom never met a stranger.

Jack Bryant

July 16, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Thursday, April 4, 1929
Died: 
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Services: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 11:00
Location: 
Briar Church of Christ
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Azleland Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at White's Azle Funeral Home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Jack Bryant

Jack was born April 4, 1929, in Fort Worth to the late Al Thomas and Evie Lucy Bryant. He was a longtime resident of the Azle-Springtown area. Jack was an avid lover of mankind and local artist world renown for his paintings and bronze work. He was a faithful member of the Church of Christ at Briar.

He was preceded in death by his parents, eight brothers, one sister and three grandchildren.

Survivors: Wife of 60 years, Clarice Bryant of Springtown; son, Jack Bryant Jr. and wife, Susie, of Azle; daughters, Cynthia Bryant of Springtown, Sherry Peters-Anderson and husband, Billy Anderson, of Springtown and Trudenia Shaw and husband, Keith, of Azle; sister, Brenda Bryant; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a host of loving family and friends.

George William Bradshaw, Jr

July 16, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Thursday, October 22, 1925
Died: 
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Services: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories.
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Tin Top Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 P.M. Monday at White's Funeral Home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Springtown

George was born in Memphis Tenn., to the late George W. and Wilma Mae Bradshaw October 22, 1925. He was a longtime resident of Weatherford. His interests were serving in the church and vacationing with his family. The love of his life was his wife of 65 years, "Gracie".

He was preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Sonia Hairston of Fort Worth.

Survivors: loving wife, Grace Bradshaw of Weatherford; son, George Bradshaw and wife, Cindy of Weatherford; ten grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren; also numerous friends and acquaintances.

Jerry Wayne Gibson

July 16, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Saturday, January 16, 1937
Died: 
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Services: 
Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 11:00
Location: 
White's Funeral Home Chapel, 401 N. Main Street, Springtown.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Springtown

Jerry Wayne Gibson
Jerry was born on January 16, 1937 to Odas and Lena Mae Andrews Gibson in Red River County. He was a long time resident of Poolville. Jerry was an avid horseman and a hard working man. His horse "Dolly" was his favorite after his wife and family. Jerry served his country honorably in the United States Navy during the Korean war.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

Survivors: wife, Jimmie Gibson of Poolville; sons, Andy Gibson and wife, Meri-Beth, of Odessa and Danny Gibson and wife, Dina of Weatherford; daughter, Nancy Gibson of Arlington; eight brothers and sisters; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many friends and acquaintances.

Martha Turner

July 13, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Saturday, June 2, 1945
Died: 
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Martha's name to the American Cancer Society, 3301 W. Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76107.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Martha Turner

Martha was born June 2, 1945 in Fort Worth to Perry and Bernice Blackwell Payne. She graduated from Azle High School in 1963, attended Weatherford College, Tarrant County College and Texas Tech University. Martha was an avid quilter, involved in the Boy Scouts, and loved to do crafts. She was a member of the Azle Church of Christ. Martha dearly loved being with her family and her grandchildren meant everything to her.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors: husband, Jimmy Turner; daughter, Tracy Laxson and husband, Daniel of Fort Worth; son, Bill Turner and wife, Melissa of Azle; grandchildren, Gillian, Turner, Layla and Layne; brother, Jim Payne and wife, Mary Ann of Victoria; numerous nieces and nephews.

Joyce Dugan Phillips

July 10, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Monday, February 19, 1923
Died: 
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Services: 
Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Avenue, Weatherford.
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Hill Cemetery, Millsap. Visitation: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Joyce Dugan Phillips

Joyce was born February 19, 1923 in Wichita Falls to Clarence Thomas Dugan and Zula Mae Bohannon Dugan. Her family moved to Parker County, and on June 8, 1941 she married James Orville Phillips. Over the next 50 years, they lived in the Parker and Tarrant County areas. She later married Edwin Williams in October of 1995. Joyce has been a member of Highway Church of Christ since 1941.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Zula Mae Dugan; three brothers, Lee Roy, Bob and Tom Dugan; husband of 53 years, Orville Phillips passed away in 1994; second husband, Edwin Williams passed away in 2001.

She is survived by two children, Cate (Cathy) Wharton and husband, Michael and Tim Phillips and wife, Dearla, all of Weatherford; one sister, Margaret Huett and husband, Jim, of Allen; two sisters in law, Mary Fox and husband, Jim and Eula Mae Phillips, of Weatherford; five grandchildren, Lukus Brackeen and wife, Emily Hadsell, of Brock, Calla Daniels and husband, Chris, Trevor Brackeen, Dakota Phillips and Devin Phillips, all of Weatherford; two great-grandchildren, Savannah and Hudson Daniels, also of Weatherford; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lynda Craighead Wood

July 9, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Monday, May 24, 1943
Died: 
Friday, July 6, 2012
Services: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 11:00
Location: 
First United Methodist Church, 301 S. Main St., Weatherford
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Brumfield Cemetery, Seiling, Oklahoma
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in Lynda's honor if desired.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Lynda Craighead Wood
Lynda was born May 24, 1943 to Ralph Theodore and Roberta Gaden Craighead in Woodward, Oklahoma. She worked as an administrative assistant for Bank One and later for AmeriCredit. Lynda was a member of First United Methodist Church of Weatherford. She was a circle member at FUMC and a board member of the Parker County American Cancer Society and D.A.R.

Lynda was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph T. Craighead and Roberta Gaden Craighead; and nephew, Clay Craighead.

Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Christy and Leonardo Taylor of Weatherford; son, Neil Wood of Weatherford; grandchildren, Carissa Wood, Jessica Wood, Jeremy Taylor and Shelby Taylor, all of Weatherford; brothers, Ted Craighead and wife, Odalee, of Mutual, Oklahoma and Chris Craighead and wife, Paige, of Weatherford, Oklahoma; and friend, Stanley Johnston of Weatherford; and many more loving family and friends.

Winfred H. Scherer

July 9, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Wednesday, August 25, 1915
Died: 
Monday, July 2, 2012
Services: 
Friday, July 6, 2012 - 11:00
Location: 
Calvary United Methodist Church, 210 Garner Road, Weatherford.
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: East Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford. Visitation: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Avenue, Weatherford.
Memorials may be made to: 
Donations honoring his memory may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, 210 Garner Road, Weatherford, Texas 76086.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Winfred H. Scherer
Winfred was born August 25, 1915 in Weatherford, and lived on a farm with his family. He graduated from Weatherford High School in 1934 and served in the National Guard from 1936 to 1942. During this time he met and married Marie Berkley and remained married to her for 69 years, until her death in 2010. During their life, they purchased a farm in North Parker County where they lived, farmed, ran a dairy, and ranched for 66 years. Winfred was a dedicated husband and father to his three daughters while teaching them his incredible work ethics.

Survivors include daughters, Faye Glover of Weatherford, Winnie Moser and husband, Dennis, of Dallas, Louise Curtice and husband, Jim, of Houston; grandchildren, Donna Glover, Tony West and David Glover; great-grandchildren, Jayme, Kelsey, Jourdan and Travis Glover; and one surviving sister, Lois Jackson of Houston and numerous other loving relatives and friends.

Grover Barron Wisdom

July 9, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Friday, April 10, 1931
Died: 
Monday, July 2, 2012
Services: 
Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Funeral Home., 401 N. Main St., Springtown.
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Springtown

Grover was born April 10, 1931 to Jefferson and Mary Wisdom in Ladonia. He retired from Bell helicopter.

Grover was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Ruth Wisdom; and son, Barron Lee Wisdom.

Survivors include his loving sons, Glenn Wisdom and wife, Pam of Weatherford, Danny Wisdom and wife, Jennifer of Red Oak, Mark Wisdom of Arlington; grandchildren, Glenn Jr., Aimee, Blake, Haley, Brooke, Tamatha, Matthew and Ethan; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Sandra Kay (Sandy) Ingram

July 9, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Tuesday, November 24, 1970
Died: 
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Services: 
Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 10:00
Location: 
East Greenwood Cemetery
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Avenue, Weatherford.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Sandra Kay (Sandy) Ingram

Sandy was born November 24, 1970 to Myra Hartness Sanders in Arlington. She worked over the years as a hairdresser, receptionist, assistant project manager and later in life as a home health care worker. Sandy was a member of South Burleson Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jack and Peggy Hartness.

Survivors include her son, Jack Ingram of Burleson; mother, Myra Sanders of Burleson; sisters, Pam Shields and husband, Ronny, Bellvia Christian and husband, Gary, DJean Cox and husband, Bobby and Nancy Guerrero and husband, Greg; and many nieces, nephews and loving friends.

Sports Calendar

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

Tuesday, April 7

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

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

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

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

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