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Johnnie W. Barker

February 1, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Wednesday, May 28, 1952
Died: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Services: 
Monday, January 30, 2012 - 11:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave, Weatherford
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: East Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation: 6-8 pm, Sunday at White's Funeral Home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Johnnie W. BarkerJohnnie W. Barker

Johnnie was born May 28, 1952 in Wichita Falls, the son of Bryan and Kathryn Barker. He was a long time resident of Weatherford. Johnnie, a devoted Christian, dedicated his life to the Lord. As a nature lover, Mr. Barker enjoyed all things he found out doors. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include, wife, Becky Barker; son, Daniel Barker; daughter, Elizabeth Barker, all of Weatherford; brothers, Wilson Strong, Ronald Barker of Haslett, Bryan Barker of Lipan, Stephen Barker of Fort Worth; sisters, Linda Blessing of North Richland Hills, Donna Bowling of Joshua, Regina Stites of Venus, Rebecca Hammons of Fort Worth; numerous nieces, nephews; and a host of loving friends.

Charles Allen Bandy

February 1, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Wednesday, January 9, 1980
Died: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Services: 
Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 11:00
Location: 
Nelson Cemetery
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 2 to 4 P.M. Friday at White's Azle Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Charles' name to the American Diabetes Association, 2315 N. Main Street, Suite 320, Fort Worth, TX 76107.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Charles Allen Bandy

Charles was born in Fort Worth January 9, 1980 to Charles Clifton and Patsy Ruth Bandy. He attended Haltom High School. Charles liked photography, music, target shooting and collecting guns. He was a Christian and loved his Lord and Savior. Charles was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Survivors: Parents, Charles and Patsy Bandy of River Oaks; brother, Jonathan Bandy and wife of River Oaks; girlfriend, Elizabeth Kealy of Cleveland, Ohio; two nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Joy Brazzil

February 1, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Saturday, July 20, 1935
Died: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Joy BrazzilJoy Brazzil

Joy was born July 20, 1935 to the late William and Euna Mae Stewart in Fort Worth. She loved gospel music, traveling and playing the piano. Joy played the piano at Shepherd Drive Baptist Church in Euless where she was a member. She liked arts and crafts and activities that were held at the Euless and Azle Senior Centers. Joy grew up in Fort Worth and had lived in Azle for about five years before moving to Euless last year.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Brazzil, Sr.; son, Charles Brazzil, Jr.; granddaughter, Delaina Nichols; daughter, Marsha Gilley; sister, Dorothy; and brother, Durwood Stewart.

Survivors: Son, Curtis Brazzil and Thersa; daughter, Debbie Stanfield and Nick; grandchildren, John Stanfield and Emily, Monica Stanfield, Alan Brazzil and Jackie, Joy Gilley, Frances Carson and Brian and Brandi Brazzil; numerous great-grandchildren; sisters, Martha Jo Haynes and Charles and Louise Crosby; and a host of family members and friends.

Hilda Anderson

January 26, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Monday, October 18, 1920
Died: 
Monday, January 23, 2012
Services: 
Friday, January 27, 2012 - 11:00
Location: 
Brock Baptist Church
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Hilda was born October 18, 1920 at home in Brock where she grew up. On December 22, 1938 she married the love of her life, Homer Anderson. Hilda worked at many jobs during her life, however, her greatest joy was loving and serving her family. She was an active member of Brock Baptist Church as long as her health allowed. Hilda was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Homer Anderson; and great-granddaughter, Mandi McWhorter.

Survivors include, daughters, Ila McWhorter and husband, Gordon, Peggy Phillips and husband, Jack; son, Jerry Anderson; grandchildren, Doug McWhorter and wife, Sharon, Roland McWhorter, Robbie Watson, Jason Phillips and wife, Lewana, Paige Appel and husband, Kevin, Brock Anderson; several great-grandchildren; sister, Veta Winbun; and many nieces and nephews.

James Brantley Norris

January 25, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Sunday, July 19, 1936
Services: 
Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 14:00
Location: 
Cotton Bratten Funeral Chapel

James Brantley NorrisJames Brantley Norris

James was born on July 19, 1936 to Henry and Alice Norris in Aledo, Texas.

He was one of eleven children including three girls and eight boys. He married Virginia Mae Parker on August 30, 1955 in Annetta, Texas. They had three sons, Carl, Bill and Mike. Growing up in Annetta, his family was poor and sometimes all they had to eat was what he could shoot with a 22 rifle. He was always a crack shot with a rifle, including leading his squad in shooting scores while in the Air Force. He was also a life member of the National Rifle Association. He spent four years in Las Vegas, Nevada, stationed at Nellis Air Force Base, where he worked on fighter planes, including the Thunderbirds (the Air Force’s precision flying team). He also spent many years running offset printing presses and doing all phases of graphic arts work. He was a Boy Scout leader for several years while his boys were in Scouting. He also did construction framing, electrical, plumbing and sheetrock work for several years, which gave him the skills needed to completely build their home in Arkansas from start to finish.

James and Virginia had fifty-six happy years of marriage which resulted in six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Over the years the couple lived in Texas, Nevada, Illinois, California, Colorado and in Mt. Ida, Arkansas, where Virginia still resides.

Madeline Springfield

January 24, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Sunday, May 24, 1925
Died: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Services: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 14:00
Location: 
Springtown Church of Christ, 316 Church Street., Springtown.
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Jaybird Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at White's Funeral Home. 401 N. Main St., Springtown.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Springtown

Madeline SpringfieldMadeline Springfield

Madeline was born May 24, 1925 to the late Joe and Millie Welch in Springtown. She was a life time resident of Springtown. Madeline was a avid gardner and housewife.

Her children and family were the love of her life.

Madeline was preceded in death by her husband, Helon, two brothers and two sisters.
Survivors: son, David Springfield; daughter, Vickie Thompson; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous friends and acquaintnces.

Dovie Stephens

January 23, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Saturday, January 31, 1925
Died: 
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Services: 
Monday, January 23, 2012 - 14:00
Location: 
Tin Top Cemetery
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of usual remembrances, the Stephens family suggests contributions in Dovie's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, Ill. 60601.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Dovie Stephens

Dovie Lou Williams Stephens was born Jan. 31, 1925, in Lubbock, the sixth of 10 children of the late Ernest Guy and Ollie Leonard Williams. She studied business at Brantley-Draughon Business College in the late 1940s. She married the late G.R. Stephens on June 22, 1950, when they began their life together. Dovie enjoyed being on the water, whether she was boating or fishing, and also loved to play bridge. When she and G.R. were able, they loved to travel in their RV.

Dovie was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, G.R. Stephens, in 2006; son, Guy Roy Stephens, in 1984; her parents; and eight brothers and sisters.

Survivors: Son, Stan Stephens and wife, Raelynn, of Walnut Springs; daughter, Janie Stephens Keith of Weatherford; grandson, Jerry Dean Garner and wife, Dawn; great-grandson, J. Dixon Garner, all of Willow Park; sister, Ollie Srader of Petersburg; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of loving family and friends.

Gary Barnes

January 23, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Monday, May 7, 1956
Died: 
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Services: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 13:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: East Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford. Visitation: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Gary Lawrence Barnes was born May 7, 1956, in Fort Worth, son of Bob and Lorene Barnes. Gary made his career as an antique auto parts dealer. His passion was rebuilding Ford Model "T"s. He was a walking encyclopedia of car parts.

Gary honorably and faithfully served his country in the United States Navy as a submariner and was discharged after six dedicated years.

Gary was preceded in death by his father, Bob Barnes.

Survivors: Mother, Lorene Barnes; sister, Cindy Flint and husband, David; nephews, Richard and Alex Flint; numerous aunts and cousins; and a host of loving family and friends.

Thomas "Turkey" Meissner

January 20, 2012 by Anonymous

Died: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the National Brain Tumor Society or Cancer Cares.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Thomas Meissner

Thomas attended Brewer High School in White Settlement, and Tarrant County College. He was married to Dollie (Dee) Daugherty in 1982. Thomas worked for Brittain and Crawford as a land surveyor for 13 years. He retired from American Airlines in 2011 after 22 years as a fleet service clerk. He was a volunteer for the Springtown School District from 1993 through 2004 where he was know as "Mr. Turkey."

Survivors: wife, Dollie Meissner; daughter, Stephanie Parnell and husband, Lee of Springtown; granddaughter, Kyra Parnell of Springtown; parents-in-law, John and Lovera Neely of Fort Worth; niece, Hayley Cole of Fort Worth; and numerous other relatives.

Joe Dick Smith

January 17, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Tuesday, December 14, 1937
Services: 
Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 14:00
Location: 
Ash Creek Cemetery
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at White's Funeral Home, 401 N. Main Street., Springtown.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Springtown

Joe was born December 14, 1937 in Weatherford to Albert Bradford and Lena Maye Gilley Smith. He was a life time resident of Parker County.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors: wife, of 50 years Jeanne Smith; son, Brad Smith; grandson, Brandon Lee Smith all from Springtown; and a host of family and friends.

Sports Calendar

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

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

Friday, April 10

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Chisholm Trail

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

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

Monday, April 13

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Hall at Weatherford 9th Grade Center, 4:30 pm

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