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Billy House

July 8, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Friday, August 5, 1932
Died: 
Monday, July 7, 2014
Services: 
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
Azle Church of Christ
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home 105 Denver Trail Azle, TX 76020

Billy House, 81, died Monday, July 7, 2014 in Fort Worth.
Funeral is set for 10 a.m. Friday at Azle Church of Christ, 336 Northwest Pkwy., Azle. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Jones Cemetery in Utopia. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at White's Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail, Azle.
Mr. House was born Aug. 5, 1932, in Colorado City to Willie T. and Frances Moore House. He resided in Odessa for 20 years, attending Odessa High School. He served in the US Army for two years. Billy and wife, Neva, have lived in Azle for 38 years. He was a truck driver for 42 years, retiring from Roadway Express in September 1994. House said he was tired of driving trucks and pulling trailers. Shortly after retiring, his wife bought a 5th wheel RV. So, he continued to drive a truck and pull a trailer. He enjoyed traveling, especially to national parks and to Canada. Most of all he enjoyed time with his family. House loved attending church and being with his church family and friends.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Doris and brother-in-law, Ross Payne and Adelle and brother-in-law, Cliff Leek; brother-in-law, "Bud" Bizzell; and son-in-law, Pat Kasper.

Neva Lou Shull Wood

July 3, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Thursday, August 15, 1935
Died: 
Monday, June 30, 2014
Services: 
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 01:00
Location: 
Birdville Baptist Church
Memorials may be made to: 
Birdville Baptist Church Park Maintenance Fund, 3141 Carson St., Haltom City, 76117
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Neva Lou Shull Wood, 78, died Monday, June 30, 2014.
Service is set for 11 a.m. Thursday at Birdville Baptist Church, 3141 Carson St., Haltom City, 76117 with interment at Zion Hill Cemetery in Weatherford. Visitation is from 9 a.m. to service time Thursday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Birdville Baptist Church Park Maintenance Fund, 3141 Carson St., Haltom City, 76117.
Mrs. Wood was born Aug. 15, 1935, to Harold and Gladys Stevens Shull in Grandfield, Okla. Neva's twin, Reva Sue, lived only seven weeks after their birth. The family moved to Texas in 1942, where Neva graduated from Arlington High School.
She married Cebern Riley Wood Jr. Dec. 20, 1952, and lived in Arlington, Weatherford, and Milton, Fla., before settling back in Fort Worth.
Specializing in creating beautiful surroundings, Neva's greatest joy was providing a loving environment as wife, mom and MeMom. She used her God-given abilities to host and cook for many lifelong friends in her home.
A talented artist and creative crafter, Neva worked in various floral shops and a craft store. She spread love through the joy of the teddy bear and was a member of The Bear Patrol, Texas Guild of Bear Artists and a Fenton Collectors group.
A member of the Sojourner S.S. Class at Birdville Baptist Church, Neva was active in the choir and the VBS ministry.

Danny L. Havens

July 1, 2014 by Phil Major

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Born: 
Sunday, May 3, 1964
Died: 
Monday, June 30, 2014
Services: 
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 11:30
Location: 
Greenwood Chapel
Funeral Home: 
GREENWOOD CHAPEL 
Greenwood Funerals-Cremation 
3100 White Settlement Rd.,

Danny L. Havens, 50, of Willow Park died Monday, June 30, 2014, in Dallas surrounded by his family.
Funeral is set for 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Greenwood Chapel with interment in Greenwood Memorial Park.
Donations may be made to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society of Fort Worth.
Mr. Havens was born May 3, 1964 in Fort Worth. He was employed by General Motors and loved to play golf and travel with his family.
 Havens was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Robert S. Wooten Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Valerie Havens; daughter, Haley Havens; son, Jake Havens; parents, George and Dorothy Havens; brother, Alan Havens; mother-in-law, Bobbie Wooten; brother-in-law, David Wooten and wife, Pam; nieces and nephews; numerous other family members; and friends.

David Johnson

June 30, 2014 by Phil Major

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Born: 
Monday, June 2, 1947
Died: 
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Services: 
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 13:55
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

David Johnson, 67, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at his home in Azle.
Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
David Allen Johnson was born June 2, 1947, in Arkansas, son of the late George and Lillie Ensley Johnson. He owned and operated David and Son Aledo Automotive for more than 20 years and later drove a truck. David and Dana married in Weatherford Oct. 3, 2003 and moved to Azle about eight years ago.
Johnson was preceded in death by his sisters, Shirley and Marie.
Survivors include his wife, Dana Johnson of Azle; children, Jennifer Gossett and husband, Kelly, of Dennis, and David Johnson II and wife, Robin, of Azle; grandchildren, Shadrach, Titus, Joseph, Andrew, Savannah, Autumn, David III, and Lila; brothers, Bobby Johnson and wife, Marie, of Angola, Ind., and Leslie Johnson of Arkansas; step-children, Shanna Anderson and Jamie Johnston; and a host of family and friends.

Troy Waller

June 30, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Wednesday, August 24, 1977
Died: 
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Services: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home 130 Houston Ave Weatherford, TX 76086

Troy Waller, 36, died Saturday, June 28, 2014.
Memorial service is set for 10 a.m Tuesday, July 1 in White's Chapel of Memories.
Mr. Wallace was born Aug. 24, 1977 in Mineral Wells to John Waller and Connie Martin. He lived most of his life in Millsap.
Survivors include his mother, Connie Martin and husband, Roy of Altoona, Ala.; father, John Waller and wife, Pam; brothers, Michael Waller and Benjamin Waller and wife, Dail; grandmothers, Edith Waller and Beverly O'Hara; aunt and uncle, Janie and Gary Glover; cousins, nephews and niece; Ashley and Jay Windham, Wyatt, Casey, Morgan, Johnny, Benjamin and Payten Waller; and family friend, Jerry Walker and his family.

John Blake Merrick, M.D.

June 27, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Sunday, October 15, 1916
Died: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Services: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 14:00
Location: 
Grace First Presbyterian Church, 606 Mockingbird Lane, Weatherford
Memorials may be made to: 
Donations may be made to Grace First Presbyterian Church, the WISD Education Foundation, or Manna Storehouse of Weatherford.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

John Blake Merrick, M.D., 97, died Wednesday, June 26, 2014, in Weatherford.
A service celebrating his life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grace First Presbyterian Church, 606 Mockingbird Lane, Weatherford, with a reception following. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace First Presbyterian Church, the WISD Education Foundation, or Manna Storehouse of Weatherford.
Dr. Merrick was born Oct. 15, 1916, in Westfield, N.J., to John Russell and Helen Blake Merrick. After graduating from Colgate University, he received his M.D. from George Washington University Medical School in Washington, D.C. He served in the U. S. Army Air Corps in World War II.
In 1942, he married Eloise Sunderman in Arlington, Va., a wonderful marriage that spanned 70 years until her death in 2013. In 1946, they moved to Weatherford where he joined his medical school classmate Carl H. Whalen and Dr. Ed Smith in a medical practice. His practice spanned 40 years and was typical of that time: a family doctor caring for office patients, pediatrics, obstetrics, routine surgeries, hospital and nursing home rounds, and house calls. He was a lifetime member of the Texas Medical Association.

Mark A. Thompson

June 26, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Sunday, March 4, 1962
Died: 
Monday, June 23, 2014
Services: 
Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 17:00
Location: 
White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Mark A. Thompson was born in Indianapolis, Ind., March 4, 1962, and died Monday, June 23, 2014 in Fort Worth. He was passionate about writing, sports, music and his family.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
Mr. Thompson was an accomplished, award-winning writer who began his career in Texas with the El Campo-Leader News before moving to the Weatherford Democrat. After the Weatherford Democrat, he worked for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Then for the past 10 years, he worked for the Quarter Horse News in Fort Worth as the co-editor/journalist.
A graduate of Indiana State, Thompson served as editor of his college paper, The Indiana Statesman, where he will be remembered for an article he penned, "Charlie Chair," following the infamous Bobby Knight chair-throwing incident that appeared in several newspapers in his native state. An avid, lifelong Indiana Pacers fan, Thompson counted his interview with then rookie Michael Jordan as a career highlight for years.
He was the recipient of numerous awards throughout his career, most recently for being the top writer of online articles by American Horse Publications.
Thompson was preceded in death by his father, Mike Thompson; and brother, Gary Thompson.

Jimmy Ray “Poppy” Wooten

June 23, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Sunday, August 17, 1941
Died: 
Monday, June 23, 2014
Services: 
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
South Main Church of Christ
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

Jimmy Ray “Poppy” Wooten, 72, of Weatherford, died Monday morning, June 23, 2014 at his residence.
Funeral service is set for 10 a.m. Thursday at South Main Church of Christ with interment in East Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel.
Mr. Wooten was born Aug. 17, 1941 in Seymour. He was owner of Wooten’s Barber & Style, a member of the Master Barbers Association and a member of South Main Church of Christ. Known as Poppy, he loved to go fishing and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. He is preceded in death by a daughter, Shana Dell Allen; sister, Dorothy May Bryan; twin brother, Willie Jay Wooten; brother, Rickie Dee Wooten; mother, Viola Carlock Wooten; and father, Rillie Wooten.
He is survived by his wife; Glenna Wooten of Weatherford; daughter, April Adair and husband Tim of Weatherford; sons, James Wooten and wife Lori of Springtown and Richard Wooten of Weatherford; sisters, Barbara J. Cook of Seymour and Sharon Kay Heim of Seymour; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

Robert J. "Bob" Lavender

June 23, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Saturday, December 11, 1926
Died: 
Friday, June 20, 2014
Services: 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
Ash Creek Baptist Church, 301 S. Stewart, Azle 76020
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home 105 Denver Trail Azle, TX 76020

Robert J. "Bob" Lavender, 87 died Friday, June 20, 2014.
Service is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at The Meeting Place at Ash Creek Baptist Church, 301 S. Stewart, Azle 76020. Interment will be at New Hope Cemetery, 782 New Hope Rd., Boyd 76023. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Monday at White's Azle Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ash Creek Baptist Church.
Mr. Lavender was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Fort Worth to Leo Lester and Pearl Beasley Lavender. He graduated from North Side High School and from Texas A&M in 1953. He married Emma Lee Dunkin Sept. 5, 1947. She preceded him in death Nov. 14, 2013. Lavender served his country in the United States Army in World War II.
He was a Mason, a member of the Breakfast Optimist Club in Fort Worth and a member of the Society of Professional Engineers. He was a faithful member and deacon of Ash Creek Baptist Church in Azle.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Leota Garrison.
Survivors include his son, Mike Lavender and wife, Ellen, of North Richland Hills; daughter, Betsy Mulder and husband, Alan, of Willow City; son, Craig Lavender and wife, Nancy, of Azle; grandchildren, Micah Lavender, Melissa Lotspeich, Chris Mulder, Brandon Lavender and Lindsay Gray; nine great-grandchildren; and other loving family and friends.

Ashley Lorraine Hobbs

June 23, 2014 by Phil Major

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Born: 
Saturday, June 22, 1985
Died: 
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Services: 
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 15:00
Location: 
Holy Apostles Episcopal Church
Memorials may be made to: 
College Station ISD Special Services in College Station
Funeral Home: 
GREENWOOD CHAPEL Greenwood Funerals-Cremation 3100 White Settlement Rd. Fort Worth, TX 76107

Ashley Lorraine Hobbs, 28, died Saturday, June 21, 2014 in College Station.
Service is set for 3 p.m. Thursday at Holy Apostles Episcopal Church with interment at Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to College Station ISD Special Services in College Station.
Mrs. Hobbs was born June 22, 1985 in Fort Worth. She graduated from Aledo High School in 2003 and Texas A&M in 2008 and became a special education teacher at A&M Consolidated High School and College Station High School in College Station.
She married her husband, Michael Hobbs, in 2010. She had a passion for taking care of children and enjoyed gymnastics, softball and shopping. She loved people and never met a stranger. She was a member of the American Cancer Society and Sigma Phi Lambda Christian Sorority.
Survivors include her husband, Michael Hobbs; parents, Linda and Kevin Feldman and Vicky and Rik Marshall; in-laws, Amy and Gary Hobbs; sisters, Tisa Stephenson, Robin Parr and Jennifer Williams; brothers, Andrew Marshall, Jason Feldman and Steve Slusser; grandparents, Dale and Lorraine Schau and Sybil Martin; and her dog, Nolan.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, October 21

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Granbury MS at Aledo MS;
    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.

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury 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.

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

Thursday, October 23

  • AHS at District Meet, Cleburne High School, 1501 Harlin Drive, Cleburne, Texas, 76035, 10:00 a.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall;
    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 JV vs. Victory Christian at Aledo Middle School, 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Friday, October 24

  • AHS at Burleson;
    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 vs. Nazarene at Aledo Middle School;
    JH, 5:30 p.m.;
    Varsity, 7:30 p.m.
    *District Games

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 27

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Maypearl Varsity Tournament, Mansfield National, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 28

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Hall MS at Aledo MS;
    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.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Hall 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.

  • AHS vs. Burleson Centennial at Aledo, Parent Night;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 30

  • Aledo Middle School at Brewer, Brewer High School

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

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