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David "Doc" Higgins

March 24, 2011 by Anonymous

Born: 
Thursday, October 9, 1952
Died: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Other Arrangements: 
Memorial service will be held at a later date.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

David Higgins was born October 9, 1952 in Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his brothers-in-law, R.L. Foster and R.C. Lyon.
Survivors include his wife, Freda Higgins; step-daughters, Rhonda Wolford Reed and husband, John of Mineral Wells, Cathy Montgomery of Trenton; step-son, Keith Gatewood of Mineral Wells; brother-in-law, Jimmy Ware of Vernon; sisters-in-law, Frances Foster of Wichita Falls, Donna and Bruce Welborn of Mineral Wells, Patsy Lyon of Alaska, Sally and Frank McDole of Corpus Christi; brother, Randy Foster of Wichita Falls; sister, Tina Foster of Wichita Falls; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and cousins.

Edyth Bunch

March 21, 2011 by Anonymous

Died: 
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Funeral: 
Monday, March 21, 2011 - 13:41

Edyth BunchEdyth Bunch
Edyth was born in Oklahoma City to Benjamin and Edyth Thomas. She was a long time resident of North Texas. Edyth loved cats and people. Craft work was a highlight of her life. Edith was a devout member of the Christ Way Baptist Church and the Gideons.
Preceeding her in death were her parents and a son.
Survivors: husband, Benjamin E. Bunch; sons, Bill Bunch and wife Pat of Dallas, Bruce Bunch and wife Barbara of Hudson Oaks; grandchildren, Shane and Benjie; Great-Grandchild, Lyric; and numerous friends and acquaintances.

Gerard Anthony Spataro

March 16, 2011 by Anonymous

Born: 
Tuesday, June 22, 1948
Died: 
Monday, March 14, 2011
Funeral: 
Friday, March 18, 2011 - 11:00
Location: 
Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish
Other Arrangements: 
Rosary/Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, March 17 at Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Home. Interment will be immediately following mass at the Annetta Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to: 
American Heart Association
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel

Gerard SpataroGerard SpataroMr. Spataro was self employed, member of the Catholic Church and a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He attended New York Phoenix, a subsidiary of NYU, loved to read, fish and enjoyed drawing cartoons as he was an art major but most of all enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren who knew him as “Grumpa”.
The family would like to express thanks to all the doctors, nurses and staff at the UT Southwestern Medical Center for their extended care provided to him during his two heart transplants.

Mary Bond

March 15, 2011 by Anonymous

Born: 
Wednesday, July 13, 1921
Died: 
Monday, March 14, 2011
Funeral: 
Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 11:00
Location: 
White's Azle Chapel
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Azleland Memorial Park. Visitation: 8 to 10 A.M. before the service.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Mary BondMary BondMary was born to Ed and Carena Mills Pettit July 13, 1921 in Paris. She had lived in the Azle area for sixty years. Mary dearly loved her family and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Bond in 1973.

Survivors: children, Richard Bond of Springtown and Elaine Reynolds and husband, Charlie of Azle; grandchildren, Ricky and Jimmy Bond; five great-grandchildren; sister, Grace Huckaby; brother, R. F. Pettit; and a host of family and friends.

Betty Sue Cox

March 14, 2011 by Anonymous

Died: 
Monday, March 14, 2011
Funeral: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 11:00
Location: 
East Greenwood Cemetery
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Betty was born March 2, 1931 in Hot Springs, Arkansas the daughter of Jim and Laura Hood. She had been a resident of Weatherford for 30 years. Betty worked for The Carnation Company in Fort Worth and also Prontos in Weatherford. She was preceded in death by her husband, Travis Leonard Cox in 1996; children, Jimmy Cox and Carolyn Cox; and brothers, Marvin and Travis Hood.
Survivors include, sons, Kenneth Leonard Cox and Larry Logan Cox and wife, Barbara, all of Weatherford; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Hazel Gwen Ketcham

March 14, 2011 by Anonymous

Born: 
Saturday, August 22, 1925
Died: 
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Funeral: 
Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 13:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories
Other Arrangements: 
A visitation has been scheduled for Wednesday, 5-7 p.m. in the chapel at White’s Funeral Home in Weatherford.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Hazel Gwen Ketcham passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 6, 2011 in Weatherford where she resided for over 20 years. Hazel was born August 22, 1925 in Wheellock, Texas, the eldest of three daughters born to Homer and Gertrude Barnett. She attended Brownwood schools. As a young woman she was active in the Eastern Stars. She spent much of her working career with State Reserve Insurance Company in Ft Worth.

Frank Warren Kirkpatrick

March 14, 2011 by Anonymous

Born: 
Monday, June 4, 1928
Died: 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Funeral: 
Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 11:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Warren KirkpatrickWarren KirkpatrickWarren was born June 4, 1928 in Weatherford to Frank and Sybil Albright Kirkpatrick.
Warren Kirkpatrick graduated from Weatherford High School, Weatherford College and North Texas University in Denton.
He was retired from Stewart Title in Weatherford. Warren was also retired from the Sonora School District where he worked as a librarian. Previously he taught high school art for Temple ISD.
Warren developed a deep love of Japan and everything Japanese while in the U.S. Army and stationed in Japan after the Korean Conflict.

Betty Franklin Rushton

March 2, 2011 by Anonymous

Born: 
Monday, September 12, 1938
Died: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Funeral: 
Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 11:00
Location: 
St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Mineral Wells
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Betty RushtonBetty RushtonBetty was born September 12, 1938 daughter of the late Horace and Julia Elkins in Winston Salem, North Carolina. She retired as R.N. House Supervisor from Palo Pinto General Hospital. Mrs. Rushton was also a Registered Nurse for Integra Care Hospice. She was a member of the Episcopalian Altar Guild and the Mineral Wells Bowling League. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Rushton in 1999.

Mark McGowan

March 1, 2011 by Anonymous

Born: 
Wednesday, November 26, 1986
Died: 
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Funeral: 
Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 13:00
Location: 
New River Fellowship
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Aledo-Brown Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at White's Funeral Home
Memorials may be made to: 
New River Fellowship
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Mark Allen McGowan was born Nov. 26, 1986, in Fort Worth, son of the late Eddie Lynn McGowan and Tammy Jo Kelly Feimer. He graduated from Weatherford High School with the class of 2005. Mark, nicknamed "Tweeter" during high school, played on the varsity football team and also baseball for WHS. He also played softball for the Blaze and New River Fellowship. It was said that if you cut Mark, he would bleed maroon; he absolutely loved all things Aggie. Mark was a member of New River Fellowship.
Mark was preceded in death by his father in November 2010.

Max A. King

February 23, 2011 by Anonymous

Died: 
Monday, February 21, 2011
Other Arrangements: 
At his request, his body will be cremated and his family will hold a celebration of his life at a future date.
Memorials may be made to: 
Brock Methodist Church or the Brock Masonic Lodge.
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapell

Max A. King of Brock, Texas passed away on February 21, 2011 with his family by his side. He was a member of Brock United Methodist Church, A Past Master Mason of Olive Branch Lodge # 792 and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. He served in the U.S. Navy, SeeBees 5th Battalion.
He is preceded in death by his parents Bruce and Ada King.
Max leaves behind his wife, Marjorie King; sons, Joe Dwayne of Brock, Maxie Lee and wife, Rosemary of Abilene; grandchildren, Rose Lee, Bonnie, Branden and Shady Rae; great-grandchildren, Waylon and Tristle. He is also survived by his sister, Fern Jones of Brock.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, September 16

  • AHS Varsity Girls Orange at Mansfield Varsity Invitational, Glen Gardens, 8:00 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Crowley at Aledo, 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Mineral Wells JH at Aledo MS;
    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 at Mineral Wells JH, MWHS Ram Stadium;
    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 Everman;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 17

  • Aledo Middle School JHG, JHB at Lipan Meet, 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 18

  • AHS JV at Crowley, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall, Weatherford 9th grade center

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH at Harvest Christian Academy, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 19

  • AHS Varsity Boys Black at Bart Granger Memorial, Pecan Valley GC through Sept. 20

  • AHS at Cleburne;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV vs. CHANT - Christian Homeschool Athletes of North Texas at Aledo Middle School, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity vs. Harvest Christian Academy at Aledo Middle School, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 20

  • Aledo Middle School, A Team Tournament at Weatherford Hall, times TBD

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