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Martha Cox

January 3, 2011 by Brittany Blank

Born: 
Friday, January 24, 1936
Died: 
Friday, December 31, 2010
Services: 
Monday, January 3, 2011 - 14:00
Location: 
Bethesda Cemetery
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation will be 6-8 PM, Sunday Jan. 2. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to: 
American Cancer Society
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

Martha Cox, age 74, of Weatherford, died Friday morning, December 31, 2010 in the local hospital. Born January 24, 1936 in Parker County, where she had lived
all her life. She was a homemaker and member of the Hillcrest Church of Christ.
Martha loved working in her yard and was known for having an immaculate yard.
She was an excellent seamstress and cook. She was preceded in death by her
husband Russell Cox, in 1999.

Survivors:
Two Daughters – Jo Lynn Harris and husband, Steve of Agnes
Phyllis Termin and husband, Ben of Weatherford
Sisters – Elizabeth Losey of Mt. Pleasant
Mona Jones of Plano
Nellie Crews of Fort Worth,
Brothers – William Edward Crews, Jr. of Fort Worth
Joe Crews of Weatherford

Dana Tanner

January 3, 2011 by Brittany Blank

Born: 
Tuesday, April 1, 1952
Died: 
Friday, December 31, 2010
Services: 
Monday, January 3, 2011 - 16:44
Location: 
No service is planned at this time.
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Dana Tanner, age 58, passed away Friday evening, December 31, 2010, in the local hospital. Dana was born April 1, 1952, the son of Martha “Eddy” Headrick and Paul “Paw Paw” Nickerson. Dana enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corp in 1977, where he served 8 years honorably.
In 2002, Dana became a Weatherford business owner, with the purchase of
Miss B’s Antiques, with his wife, Becky. Dana spent his entire life providing for his family. Nothing meant more to him than his wife, three children and three
grandchildren. Dana and Beck were married for 40 years. He will be
remembered for the unconditional love he had for all of them.
Dana was preceded in death by his sister, Sandy, father, Paul Nickerson and mother Martha “Eddy” Headrick Nickerson.
Survivors:
Wife – Becky Tanner

Wanda Guiles Ballow

January 3, 2011 by Brittany Blank

Born: 
Wednesday, December 19, 1934
Died: 
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Services: 
Sunday, January 2, 2011 - 16:27
Location: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation was from 6-8 PM, Saturday, January 1, 2011 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to: 
Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, Tarrant County Chapter, 101 Summit Avenue, Suite #300, Fort Worth, Texas 7610
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Home

Wanda Guiles Ballow, age 76, of Weatherford, died Thursday morning, December 30, 2010 in a local nursing home. Born December 19, 1934 in Weatherford, where she had lived all her life. She was a homemaker, retired Dental Assistant and Dental Lab Technician for Dr. McIntosh and Dr. Wester.
Wanda was a 1952 graduate of Weatherford High School, member of the Baptist Church and she loved antiques. She was preceded in death by her husband,
W. J. “Dub” Ballow and parents, Hollis and Ruthel Guiles

Survivors
Three Daughters – Vickie Slagle and husband, Tim of Aledo
Jacque Patterson of Aledo
Tammie Ballow of Weatherford

Three Sisters – Beverly Vestal of Weatherford
Janet Haley of Austin

JoElla Hedge

December 30, 2010 by Brittany Blank

Born: 
Thursday, December 9, 1937
Died: 
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Services: 
Monday, January 3, 2011 - 14:00
Location: 
White's Azle Funeral Home
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Ash Creek Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 P.M. Sunday at White's Azle Funeral Home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

JoEJoElla Hedgella Hedge passed away Thursday, December 30, 2010 in Fort Worth.
Service: 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 3 at White's Azle Funeral Home.
Interment: Ash Creek Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 P.M. Sunday at White's Azle Funeral Home.
JoElla was born to Walter and Georgia Muriel Rankin December 9, 1937 in Fort Worth. She was a longtime resident of Azle. JoElla was a nurse for 44 years, loved to take care of others and was a daddy's girl. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ernest; and sister, Judy.

Charles Hamilton

December 29, 2010 by Brittany Blank

Born: 
Monday, May 7, 1923
Died: 
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Services: 
Monday, January 3, 2011 - 11:00
Location: 
First Baptist Church of Weatherford
Other Arrangements: 
Burial: East Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Avenue, Weatherford.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Charles Wall Hamilton, 87, a long time Weatherford resident, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Weatherford, 221 West Church St., Weatherford. Charles Hamilton
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to First Baptist Church of Weatherford Memorial Fund.
Charles was born May 7, 1923, son of the late James and Bertha Wall Hamilton in Grapevine.

Wilene White

December 29, 2010 by Brittany Blank

Born: 
Monday, December 20, 1926
Died: 
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Services: 
Friday, December 31, 2010 - 11:00
Location: 
Zion Hill Cemetery
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation will be 5-7 pm, Thursday, December 30, 2010 at the Galbreaith Pickard 913 North Elm, Weatherford.
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Home

Weatherford – Wilene Layne White, 84, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 28 2010, in Weatherford.

Rusty Arnold

December 28, 2010 by Brittany Blank

Born: 
Sunday, June 4, 1978
Died: 
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Services: 
Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 14:00
Location: 
Springtown High School Football Stadium
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made through the Rusty Arnold Benefit at www.rustyarnoldbenefit.com or any Pinnacle Bank Branch

Rusty Gene Arnold, 32, of Springtown, passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2010 surrounded by his family and friends. Services will be held ThursdayRusty Arnold December 30, 2010 at the Springtown High School football stadium. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made through the Rusty Arnold Benefit at www.rustyarnoldbenefit.com or any Pinnacle Bank Branch.

Paul Melson

December 28, 2010 by Brittany Blank

Born: 
Wednesday, March 5, 1941
Died: 
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Services: 
Friday, December 31, 2010 - 10:00
Location: 
Galbreaith Pickard Chapel
Other Arrangements: 
Interment in East Greenwood Cemetery
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Home

Paul Melson, Jr. age 69, of Weatherford, died Sunday evening, December 26, 2010 in an Arlington Hospital. Born March 5, 1941 in Weatherford, Texas,
where he had lived all his life. He was a retired machinist from Manasco, member of the Presbyterian Church and he loved fishing, reading, gardening
and spending time with his grandchildren. He also received great joy from his two cats. Paul was preceded in death by a daughter, Marianne Melson, sisters,
Jean Wiggs Feemster Andrews, Jimmie Wiggs Dollar and a brother, Alton Wiggs.

Survivors:
Daughters – LeOnna Gallucci and husband, Patrick of Keller
Melissa Lane and husband, Colin of Euless
Son – Mitch Melson and wife, Kristy, of Woodland Park, Colorado
8 Grandchildren
1 Great Grandchild

Jake Jackson

December 28, 2010 by Brittany Blank

Born: 
Monday, May 3, 1915
Died: 
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Services: 
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 11:00
Location: 
St. Stephen's Catholic Church
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Oakland Cemetery, Weatherford. Visitation and Rosary: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Avenue, Weatherford.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

J.C. "Jake" Jackson, 95, passed away Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, in Fort Worth.
Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, 1802 Bethel Road, Weatherford. Jake Jackson
J. C. "Jake" Jackson was born May 3, 1915, near Earl's Switch in Parker County. He was the son of Stonewall and Willy Huston Shelby Jackson. Jake attended Weatherford High School.
Jake Jackson served in World War II from February 1942 until November 1945. His service assignments included Galveston where he served with the 20th Air Force in a radar unit. In 1945 he was ordered to the South Pacific where he was stationed on Iwo Jima. He received several citations, including two bronze stars.

Jerry Herringer

December 27, 2010 by Brittany Blank

Born: 
Saturday, August 4, 1951
Died: 
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Services: 
Monday, December 27, 2010 - 14:00
Location: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6-8 PM, Sunday in the chapel at Galbreaith Pickard. Interment in East Greenwood Cemetery.
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

Jerry Lynn Herringer, 59, of Weatherford went home to be with his Mom and Dad on Thursday, December 23, 2010. Born August 4, 1951 in Odessa, Texas to Henry E. and Lora Lee Herringer, Jerry was a resident of Parker County for most of his life. He was a welder for Weatherford International and later a truck driver for Stroud Oil, a member of the Church of God, an avid hunter and fisherman. Jerry was a high school football star with numerous scholarship offers, but decided to forgo college and join the United States Navy. While in the Navy, Jerry served in the UDT (Underwater Demolition Team) After fulfilling his five year commitment in the Navy, he graduated from Weatherford Junior College with an Applied Science degree.

Sports Calendar

Monday, October 20

  • AHS JV Girls & Boys at JV Waxahachie Tournament, Waxahachie CC, 8:30 a.m.

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

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