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Robert Othol Griffin

August 3, 2010 by Bailey Urban

Born: 
Monday, November 14, 1966
Died: 
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Funeral: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 14:00
Location: 
White's Azle Chapel
Memorials may be made to: 
your local NA group in Robert's name.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Griffin was born in Azle to Thomas Eugene Griffin, Jr. and Patricia Ann Steele Griffin Vernia. He attended Azle High School and TCJC in Fort Worth. Robert was extremely active in Suicide Prevention Teams and Grief Counseling Teams. As an accomplished artist, he was also a Pencil Art Instructor.
He was preceded in death by his father Thomas Griffin and step-father Larry Vernia.

Avert Earl “Jack” Williamson

August 3, 2010 by Bailey Urban

Born: 
Tuesday, June 27, 1916
Died: 
Friday, July 30, 2010
Funeral: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 10:00
Location: 
Memory Gardens
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. August 2 at the funeral home
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

He was born in Roby to Calvin and Margaret Williamson. He was a retired aircraft mechanic and was employed with General Dynamics for many years. Williamson was a Baptist and a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and gardening.
His parents, four brothers, and three sisters precede him in death.
Survivors include his wife Opal; daughters Betty Peoples and husband Melvin of Weatherford, Earnestine Sutherland and husband Luke of Mansfield, son Bobby Williamson and wife Colita of Euless; 10 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Billie Jo Nix

August 3, 2010 by Bailey Urban

Born: 
Saturday, September 14, 1940
Died: 
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Funeral: 
Saturday, August 7, 2010 - 10:00
Location: 
Memory Gardens of the Valley
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. August 6 at White's Funeral Home
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Nix was the daughter of Rudolph and Minnie Wilhite in Ridgway. Nix was a longtime resident of Weatherford and formerly of Fort Worth. Nix really enjoyed decorating her home, sewing and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.
Survivors include husband of 54 years W.R. Nix of Weatherford; son Ricky Nix of Weatherford; daughter Sheryle Nix and husband Jim, of Decatur; grandchildren Chris Smith and wife Christie, of Saginaw, and Kyle Nix of Weatherford; brother Sonny Wilhite; and sisters Anne Stengal and Jerry Pollard.

Dr. and Mrs. R.A. Ivie

August 2, 2010 by Christine Hurd

Died: 
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Funeral: 
Thursday, August 5, 2010 - 10:00
Location: 
Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 5th at White's Funeral Home Chapel, 105 Denver Trail, Azle.
Funeral Home: 
Interment: Tarleton Cemetery, Reverend Ed Malone will be officiating.

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Rufus Alonzo (Lonnie) Ivie, Jr., 98, passed away Tuesday, July 27th in
Arlington. Irene Williams Ivie, 99, passed away Wednesday, July 28th in Arlington.
Dr. Ivie was born February 11, 1912 in Beeville to R. A. Ivie, Sr. and
Lida Fowler Ivie.
He graduated from Beeville High School, South Texas State in San Marcos and the University of Texas Dental School in Houston.
Irene was born March 27, 1911 in Pauls Valley, OK to Alfred Riley and Mary Dunaway Williams. She was a graduate of Tolar High School.

Geraldine Cotter

August 2, 2010 by Bailey Urban

Born: 
Thursday, September 15, 1932
Died: 
Friday, July 30, 2010
Funeral: 
Monday, August 2, 2010 - 10:00
Location: 
North Side Baptist Church with interment in Memory Gardens
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1, 2010 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to: 
Cancer Support Group of North Side Baptist Church
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

Cotter was a resident of Austin before moving to Weatherford in 2004. She was a homemaker, retired teacher and Cafeteria Manager for the Austin Independent School District for 20 years. She was a member of The North Side Baptist Church and she loved sewing.
Cotter was preceded in death by parents Dennis and Tellola Stevens; son Clifford Mark Cotter and sister Ruth Mardell Stevens.
Survivors include husband Gene Cotter of Weatherford; daughter Dena McRoberts and husband Shawn of Forney; brother Weldon Duane Stevens of Port Orchard, Wash.; and grandchildren Brittany Dawn McRoberts and Austin Cotter McRoberts.Cotter

Jerry Donald Lippard

July 30, 2010 by Bailey Urban

Born: 
Thursday, October 30, 1941
Died: 
Friday, July 30, 2010
Funeral: 
Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 10:00
Location: 
The Fellowship at Weatherford 2721 S. Main St.
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6-8 p.m. July 30,
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Home

Lippard was born to Elmer and Evelyn Lippard in Waco. He was a local owner of Jerry Lippard Brush Applied house painting for 23 years. He was a member of the fellowship of Weatherford Church and an active member of the men’s fellowship.
He was preceded in death by his dad, mother and infant brother baby Ronald.

Raymond Curtis

July 26, 2010 by Christine Hurd

Born: 
Saturday, January 29, 1927
Died: 
Friday, July 23, 2010
Funeral: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 10:00
Location: 
North Side Baptist Church
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Allen Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. Visitation: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, July 26, at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston St. Weatherford.
Memorials may be made to: 
North Side Baptist Church or the WISD Education Foundation.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston St. Weatherford

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Raymond E. Curtis, 83, longtime Weatherford Independent School District superintendent and community leader, died Friday, July 23, in a Fort Worth hospital facility.

Mr. Curtis was born January 29, 1927 in Allen, Texas. He came to
Weatherford in 1954 after a two-year stint in the United States
Navy and graduation from University of North Texas in 1949. He
served as superintendent of Allen ISD from 1950 to 1954.

Mr. Curtis served as Weatherford ISD superintendent until his
retirement in 1986. For 10 years, he was president of Weatherford
Chamber of Commerce and was named Outstanding Citizen of the Year
in 1977.

He was a member of the Texas State Teachers Association, a member

Maryann Cook Gunn

July 20, 2010 by Christine Hurd

Born: 
Wednesday, December 1, 1948
Died: 
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Funeral: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 11:00
Location: 
Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
Other Arrangements: 
Burial will be Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Greenwood Cemetery at 10 a.m.
Memorials may be made to: 
Mary G. Gunn Educational Fund at any Compass Bank Location

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Maryann Cook Gunn died in Ft. Worth at Community Hospice of Texas. Mrs. Gunn was born in Philipsburg, New Jersey and moved to Dallas soon after. She is preceded in death by her parents William C. Cook, Pauline Harper Eckel and brother Sam Cook.

She graduated from Hillcrest High in 1967 and earned a BA and a MA from Stephen F. Austin and taught art at Azle Junior High for 33 years. She was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Maryann married William Wallace Gunn III on June 29. 1974 and raised two children, William Noble Gunn and Mary Grace Gunn.

Blanche Shannon

July 20, 2010 by Christine Hurd

Died: 
Friday, July 16, 2010
Funeral: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 14:00
Location: 
Davis Cemetery in Grapeland, Texas
Funeral Home: 
Funeral arrangements were coordinated through Galbreaith - Pickard Funeral Chapel.

Mrs. Blanche Inez Shannon passed away July 16 after an extended stay in Peachtree Place Alzheimer’s Home, Weatherford, TX.

Lonna Thomas

July 20, 2010 by Christine Hurd

Born: 
Sunday, July 20, 1952
Died: 
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Funeral: 
Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 11:00
Location: 
Lakeshore Drive Baptist Church
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Annetta Cemetery Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at White's Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to: 
In honor and celebration of her, the family request gifts be made to Lakeshore Drive Baptist Church in memory of Lonna Jean Thomas for Lady's Bible Study Materials.
Funeral Home: 
Services are in care of: White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

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Lonna Jean Mongold Thomas joined her Heavenly Father Sunday, July 18, 2010.

Lonna was born the daughter of Kenneth and Mary Lee
Mongold in Amarillo. She remained in Amarillo through her
childhood, graduating from Palo Duro High in 1970. Lonna then met
the Love of her life, Luther Thomas and they were married April 17,
1971. She is preceded in death by her grandparents; father, Kenneth
Mongold; and brother-in-law, Tom J. Clemmons.

Survivors: husband, Luther; son, Heath Thomas of Weatherford;
mother, Mary Lee Mongold of Red Oak; sisters, LaDonna Cameron and
husband, Jim of Red Oak, Cuylene Clemmons of Lubbock; aunt, Naomi
Pekrul Lynch of Enid, Okla.; along with numerous cousins, nieces
and nephews.

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