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Colonel (Ret) Floyd Emerson Galloway, Jr.

January 20, 2014 by Phil Major

Died: 
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Funeral: 
Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Azle Chapel in Azle
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to one of his favorite charities in his name: Azle Animal Shelter, Salvation Army or the Fort Worth Zoo
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home 105 Denver Trail Azle, TX 76020

Colonel (Ret) Floyd Emerson Galloway, Jr. died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.
Memorial service is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at White's Azle Chapel in Azle. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to one of his favorite charities in his name: Azle Animal Shelter, Salvation Army or the Fort Worth Zoo.
Born into the Army-Air Corps, he traveled all over the country as a child, landing in Paris, Ky., where he met, courted and married Elise Baird Galloway. He entered the Air Force in 1954, continuing the long family tradition of military service, retiring after 30 years in 1984. He was a strategic bomber pilot and commanding officer serving in the 8th Air Force, SAC.
After retiring, he was an icon in the City of Sanctuary for more than 20 years. He served as mayor, treasurer, city administrator and was mayor pro tem at his death. The colonel was a man of conviction and honor. He loved to read and was a student of history. The colonel loved his country, his family, his dogs and his friends. He loved to fly. The colonel was a simple man who enjoyed sharing a glass of wine with friends, eating a good "greasy spoon" meal, quoting poetry, and working on city business with his trusty city secretary at his side.
Megg is indebted to her friends from Tison Middle School and the family of Sanctuary for their support and kindness during this difficult journey.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elise Baird Galloway; and son, Floyd Emerson Galloway III.

Ima Dee Stevens

January 20, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Wednesday, December 31, 1913
Died: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Funeral: 
Monday, January 20, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Memorials may be made to: 
Mrs. Stevens' family suggests contributions in Ima Dee's name to a charity of your choice.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Ima Dee Stevens, 100, a longtime resident of Parker County, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Weatherford.
Funeral was scheduled at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20 in White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford. Dr. David George will officiate. Interment is in Dilbeck Cemetery, Peaster.
Mrs. Stevens' family suggests contributions in Ima Dee's name to a charity of your choice.
Stevens was born Dec. 31, 1913, in Whitt. She was the first of three daughters born to the late Starks N. and Dovie Jane Blakney Smith. She graduated from North Texas Teachers College and married Archie Stevens, also from Parker County. Together they made their careers in education in many towns across Texas, and both retired from Fort Worth ISD.
Ima Dee loved gardening, participating in club activities and playing 42 with her friends. She was a member of the Twentieth Century Club, the Business and Professional Women's organization, Parker County Retired Teachers Association, the Weatherford Garden Club, and Kappa Kappa Iota Professional Sorority.
Ima Dee was a member of First Baptist Church of Weatherford for nearly 60 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband Archie Stevens, her parents, and her sister Marjorie Briggs.
Ima Dee is survived by her sister Alma Reldon McClendon, numerous loving nieces and nephews, and a host of other family and friends.
Arrangements are under the direction of White's Funeral Home, Weatherford, 817-596-4811.

Eric Tyler Willoughby

January 14, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Friday, June 30, 1995
Died: 
Monday, January 13, 2014
Funeral: 
Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 15:00
Location: 
First Baptist Church of Aledo, 128 Elm St.
Memorials may be made to: 
First Baptist Church of Aledo.
Funeral Home: 
Winscott Road Funeral Home, 1001 Winscott Road, Benbrook

Eric Tyler Willoughby, 18, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.
Funeral service will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18 at First Baptist Church of Aledo, 128 Elm St., Aledo 76008. Burial will be in Aledo/Brown Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday at Winscott Road Funeral Home, 1001 Winscott Road, Benbrook.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for memorial donations to First Baptist Church of Aledo.
Eric was born June 30, 1995 in Fort Worth. He loved watching all sports, especially the Rangers and Cowboys. Eric enjoyed music, singing, and playing his X-Box. But most of all he loved hanging out with his friends. Eric was presented with a special accomplishment as the First Graduate of 2014 Aledo High School.
Survivors include his parents, Kelly and Tara Willoughby; sister, Kristen Marish and husband, Taylor of Fort Worth; brother, Phillip Willoughby of Aledo; grandparents, Carey and Larry Billups of Watauga, James Ransberger and Bui Batchler of Watauga, and Linda Ransberger of Fort Worth; uncle, Michael Willoughby and wife, Margaret; aunt, Colleen Seaman and husband, Brad; uncles, Derek Ransberger and David Ransberger; cousins, Carly, Michelle, Chris and Karyan; and many close friends, some of which were like brothers.

Charlotte M. Newsome

January 13, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Monday, August 26, 1957
Died: 
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Funeral: 
Monday, January 13, 2014 - 16:09
Location: 
White's Azle Chapel, 105 Denver Trail, Azle
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Chapel, 105 Denver Trail, Azle

Charlotte M. Newsome, 56, loving daughter, sister, aunt and cousin, formerly of Cottondale, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.
Service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at White's Azle Chapel, 105 Denver Trail, Azle. Interment will be in Cottondale Cemetery. Visitation is from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at White's Azle Funeral Home.
Ms. Newsome was born Aug. 26, 1957 in Fort Worth to Charles Preston and Carol Ann Newsome. She graduated from Springtown High School and attended Weatherford College for one year. Charlotte worked for Lockheed Martin for 13 years. She loved life and her dogs. Charlotte had a lot of spirit, often spoke her mind and even though she was short she stood very tall.
Newsome was preceded in death by her baby daughter, Brandi; sister, Sherry Newsome; and father, Charles Newsome.
Survivors include her mother, Carol Newsome; sisters, Shana Noe and husband, Ricky, and Shelly Howard and husband, Alton; cousin, Kevin Smith and wife, Toi; nephews, Shawn Noe and wife, Tracy, Chad Noe and wife, Kyndle, and Dason Howard; niece, Sasha Wheeler and husband, John; her four legged babies, Sasha and Gizmo; and eight great-nieces and nephews.

Emma Helon Grist Crowder

January 13, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Friday, May 5, 1922
Died: 
Friday, January 10, 2014
Other Arrangements: 
Graveside service will be at Annetta Cemetery at a later date.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford

Emma Helon Grist Crowder, 91, died Jan. 10, 2014. She was a longtime resident of Nashville, Tenn. Due to failing health she lived in Weatherford for the last four years.
Mrs. Crowder was born May 5, 1922. She retired after many years of service from Memorial Bibles and was a devoted member of Saint John UMC.
Helon was preceded in death by her husband, Fred O. Crowder; parents, William Benjamin and Annie Glenn Grist; brother, Edward Grist; and sister, Dorothy Grist.
She is survived by her step-children, Sue Brown and her husband, Bob, of Aledo, Randy Crowder and Roger Crowder and wife, Brenda, all of Alvarado.
Graveside service will be at Annetta Cemetery at a later date.

Patricia Gail Hays Stokes

January 10, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Monday, September 8, 1941
Died: 
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Funeral: 
Monday, January 13, 2014 - 14:30
Location: 
White's Azle Chapel, 105 Denver Trail, Azle
Other Arrangements: 
Interment is in Pope Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at White's Azle Funeral Home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Chapel, 105 Denver Trail, Azle

Patricia Gail Hays Stokes, 72, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 in Decatur.
Service is at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13 in White's Azle Chapel, 105 Denver Trail, Azle. Interment is in Pope Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at White's Azle Funeral Home.
Stokes was born in Fort Worth Sept. 8, 1941 to Alvie Thomas and Bonnie Marie Hays. She was a retired Tarrant County judge.
Survivors include husband, Lee Stokes; daughter, Toyia Stokes Winters and husband, Mark; son, Scott Stokes and wife, Linda; grandchildren, Jessica Wheeler and Kelsey Stokes; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Levon Ray

January 9, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Monday, September 16, 1918
Died: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Funeral: 
Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
Poolville United Methodist Church
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford

Levon L. Ray, 95, husband, father, war veteran, research scientist, and friend of many, died Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at Poolville United Methodist Church with Rev. Dave Goodrich and his grandson, Rev. Chris Cobb, officiating. Burial will follow at Poolville Cemetery.
Mr. Ray was born Sept. 16, 1918 in Poolville to John Thomas Ray and Emma (Mader) Ray. He married Marjorie Ruth Freiley Aug. 6, 1943 in Springtown. They lived most of their married life in Lubbock. Levon graduated from Poolville High School, Weatherford College, and received a BS and MS in Agriculture from Texas Tech University and his PhD in 1957 from Texas A&M University.
In 1941, he was commissioned as an Aviation Cadet, completed his training, and served as a B-17 navigator from 1941 through 1943, flying 50 combat missions with the 97th Bomber Group, 8th Air Force, in the European and North African Theaters. He was the navigator in the B-17 Fortress that led the first American heavy bomber mission into Europe. Ray was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with an Oak Leaf Cluster and the Air Medal on several occasions. After the war, he joined the Air Force Reserves, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.

Laqunae Doyle

January 9, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Saturday, March 28, 1936
Died: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Funeral: 
Friday, January 10, 2014 - 13:00
Location: 
Azleland Memorial Park
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Laqunae Doyle, 77, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014.
Graveside service is at 1 p.m. Friday in Azleland Memorial Park. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at White's Azle Funeral Home.
Doyle was born March 28, 1936 in Ringling, Okla. to Mark and Opal Davis. She was a longtime resident of Azle. She married the love of her life, Richard Doyle Feb. 2, 1957.
Laqunae was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Wanda Davis; and brothers, Vernon and Ray Davis.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Doyle; children, Ricky Doyle and wife, Tina, Kathy Morgan, and David Doyle and wife, Janine; grandchildren, Jeff Doyle and wife, Tara, Kristi Doyle, David Doyle and wife, Trish, Jason Bryan and wife, Candice, Jordan Doyle, and Jeremy Doyle and wife, Samantha; great-grandchildren, Gavin, Sophie, Devin, Dylan and Nolan; and many nieces, nephews and other family members.

Bobby Lee Griffith

January 7, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Monday, June 9, 1930
Died: 
Friday, January 3, 2014
Funeral: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 11:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of usual remembrances, the Griffith family suggests contributions in Bob's memory to the Parkland Burn Center, in care of the Parkland Foundation, 2777 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 1700, Dallas, Texas 75207.
Funeral Home: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford

Bob Griffith, 83, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, surrounded by family at his home in Weatherford.
Memorial service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 in White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
In lieu of usual remembrances, the Griffith family suggests contributions in Bob's memory to the Parkland Burn Center, in care of the Parkland Foundation, 2777 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 1700, Dallas, Texas 75207.
Bobby Lee Griffith was born June 9, 1930, in Denton, son of the late Evan Leon and Artie Marie Decker Griffith. Bob married the former Barbara Lou Faries, and they celebrated more than 60 years of marriage. He had many hobbies, which included gardening and a great love for animals of all kinds. Bob also loved children and spending time outdoors. One of his greatest pastimes was gambling whether at Horseshoe or Winstar. In fact, every Tuesday at his home, he and a few of his friends would play dominoes and on Wednesday at the Plantation Inn in Granbury, he would meet and play poker. He looked forward to Tuesday and Wednesday until just recently.
Griffith owned his own trucking company, and after retiring he and Barbara obtained their real estate licenses and they began to sell real estate. Additionally, he volunteered his time with the Texas Forest Service.
Bob was preceded in death by his son, Bobby Lee Griffith Jr., in 1985; two grandsons, Shane Sullivan in 2008 and J.P. Sullivan in 2009; his parents; and brother, Scooter Bill Griffith.

Becky Ann Box

January 6, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Monday, September 15, 1952
Died: 
Friday, January 3, 2014
Funeral: 
Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 13:00
Location: 
White's Azle Chapel, 105 Denver Trail, Azle
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to MADD or Battered Women's Shelters of America.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Chapel, 105 Denver Trail, Azle

Becky Ann Box, 61, beloved mother, sister and friend, and an awesome grandmother, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Fort Worth.
Memorial service is 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, in White's Azle Chapel, 105 Denver Trail, Azle.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to MADD or Battered Women's Shelters of America.
Ms. Box was born Sept. 15, 1952, in Stamford to Herschel "Bud" and Edna Merlene Couch Box. She was a graduate of San Angelo State University. She taught school for a short time, later becoming an editor for TV Listing Inc. But mostly Becky was a teacher of life. She embraced her Indian heritage, was brave, loyal and humble. Becky was selfless, accepting and always a calm in any storm. She was a fun-maker, risk-taker and a do-what-it-takes mom. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Jennifer Sparkman; brother, Buddy Box; sister, Bette Lang; and aunt, Zelma Faye Allen.
Survivors include her children, David Lee Sparkman Jr., Rebecca LeAnn Sparkman, Joseph Wesley Sparkman, Sandra Elizabeth Jackson; 10 grandchildren; brother, Bill Box; sister and best friend, Chris Dawson; very good friend, Charlene Sheasley Tyler; one niece; two nephews; and many friends.

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