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Refugio "Cookie" Perez

October 6, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Sunday, September 5, 1937
Died: 
Friday, October 3, 2014
Services: 
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
St. Stephen Catholic Church, 1802 Bethel Rd., Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Refugio "Cookie" Perez, died Oct. 4, 2014.
Mass of Christian burial is set for 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 1802 Bethel Rd., Weatherford with interment at 1 p.m. Friday in San Fernando Catholic Cemetery, San Antonio.
Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and 6-8 p.m. with rosary at 7 p.m. Wednesday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
Mr. Perez was born in Benavides Sept. 5, 1937 to Juan Manuel, Sr. and Maria Perez. He moved to San Antonio at age six and attended public schools. In 1978, he moved to Weatherford. He was employed by the Weatherford School District for 13 years.
Survivors include his siblings, Juan Perez, Arturo Perez, Minerva Leathem, Dalinda Bernal and Gracie Bocanegra.

Brad Phillips

October 6, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Tuesday, August 26, 1969
Died: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Services: 
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 13:00
Location: 
Brownstone Chapel, 112 W. Oak, Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Brad Phillips, 45, of Crowley died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.
Funeral is set for 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 at the Brownstone Chapel, 112 W. Oak, Weatherford with interment at Gooseneck Cemetery off Bunger Rd. in Graham.
Thomas Bradley Phillips was born Aug. 26, 1969 to Tommy and Marolyn Phillips in Fort Worth. He grew up in Crowley.
Phillips was a pitcher for the Texas Rangers baseball organization from 1989 to 1992. He went to work for Southwestern Bell in 2000 where he met Melissa Ann Howell. He and Melissa started dating in 2002 and married Aug. 26, 2006 and had many happy years together. In 2005, he became a member of "the Pipeline Family."
He was preceded in death by his father, Tommy Phillips.

James Roy Pickering

October 6, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Sunday, February 9, 1958
Died: 
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Services: 
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 14:00
Location: 
Brock Cemetery
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel 913 N. Elm St. Weatherford

James Roy Pickering, 56. of Everman, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.in Fort Worth. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6 in the Brock Cemetery.
Mr. Pickering was born Feb. 9, 1958 in Fort Worth. He worked for Southwest Beverage Company, was a Christian, liked to tinker in his workshop and was an avid reader. He served as a staff sergeant In the Air Force for six years and was honored as the Honor Man of Honor Flight during Basic Training.
Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Pickering of Brock; sisters, Karon Pickering of Biloxi and Gretchen Buchanan of Helotes; brother, David Pickering of Brock; several nieces and nephew and good friend, Frank Folbre.

Nolan Queen, Jr.

October 2, 2014 by Phil Major

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Born: 
Thursday, February 3, 1927
Died: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Services: 
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

Nolan Queen, Jr., 87 of Weatherford died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.  Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6 in the Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel with interment in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation is from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mr. Queen was born Feb. 3, 1927 to Nolan and Tempe Queen in Weatherford and was a lifetime resident. He served in the United States Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Rudyerd Bay where he was attached to the 3rd and 7th fleets in the Pacific theatre. He received his BBA and LLB from the University of Texas at Austin.  He returned to Weatherford to pursue his law practice.  He was a former county judge, criminal district attorney and county attorney for Parker County. He served as the city of Weatherford municipal judge. In 2003, he was honored by the State Bar of Texas for 50 years of legal services to the community and continued to provide legal services until his passing. He served 23 years on the board of trustees for the Parker County Hospital District. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Phoenix Lodge #275 of Weatherford, Veteran’s of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Lion’s Club and Rotary Clubs of Weatherford.
Queen was preceded in death by his daughter, Kelley Ann Queen; son, Nolan Queen III; niece, Tempe K. Dunn; and sisters, Maxine (Mickey) Tarleton and Nolyne Shumaker.

Bennie Sewell Barnett

October 2, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Saturday, August 28, 1926
Died: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Services: 
Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 14:00
Location: 
Spring Creek Baptist Church, 100 Spring Creek Road, Weatherford
Memorials may be made to: 
James and Bennie Barnett College Scholarship Fund, Weatherford College Foundation, 225 College Park Dr., Weatherford, 76086
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Bennie Sewell Barnett, 88, of Weatherford died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.
Service is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Spring Creek Baptist Church, 100 Spring Creek Road, Weatherford, with interment at East Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is from12:30-2 p.m. Saturday at Spring Creek Baptist Church.
The family requests that donations be made to the James and Bennie Barnett College Scholarship Fund, Weatherford College Foundation, 225 College Park Dr., Weatherford, 76086.
Bennie S. Barnett was born Aug. 28, 1926 in Wood County, daughter of the late John and Mattie Sewell. She graduated Abilene High School in 1943. She attended North Texas State University in Denton, where she received her BA and MA degrees in education and where she met her future husband, James.
Barnett began her accomplished 31 year teaching career in Oklaunion and continued in Knott, Millsap and Weatherford. She taught in elementary, middle and high school. Barnett served as director of home economics cooperative education at Weatherford Independent School District until her retirement in 1982.
Barnett was active in various educational and service organizations, including Delta Kappa Gamma, Texas State Teacher's Association, Texas Retired Teacher's Association, Eastern Star, and Fort Worth Power Squadron. She was a committed member of the Spring Creek Baptist Church.

June Grimes Mitchell

October 2, 2014 by Phil Major

Died: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Services: 
Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 11:00
Location: 
Poe Prairie Cemetery, Millsap
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

June Grimes Mitchell, 76, of North Richland Hills died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.
Graveside service is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Poe Prairie Cemetery, Millsap.
Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Friday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
Betty June Grimes was born March 4, 1938 to Clyde and Evelyn Marzelle Nevil Grimes in Wichita Falls. She married Bill Mitchell and they enjoyed many happy years together until his death in 2005.
Survivors include her children, Dessi Pierce and husband, Jerry, Laura Asbell and husband, David and Kara Ashley and husband, James; grandchildren, Lindsay Darden and husband, Gage, Sarah Peltier and husband, Danny, Claire Asbell, Katherine Pierce, Eleanor Ashley and Samuel Ashley; and great-grandchild, Evie Mae Peltier.

Bobby Lee Anderson

September 29, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Sunday, December 22, 1929
Died: 
Monday, September 29, 2014
Services: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Azle Funeral Home
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home 105 Denver Trail Azle, TX  76020

Bobby Lee Anderson, 84,died Monday, September 29, 2014.
Service is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at White's Azle Funeral Home with interment at Ash Creek Cemetery. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at White's Azle Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail, Azle.
Mr. Anderson was born Dec. 22, 1929 in Azle to the late George Clifford and Katie Angeline Harwell Anderson.
He graduated from the Azle Rock School. He and his wife were involved in the Western Wheeler Camper Club. He had been a member of the Aztec Saddle Club and was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church. Anderson married Sue Watkins March 8, 1963 in Springtown.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Jean Wiley.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Anderson; daughters, Dorothy Johnson and husband, Calvin of Springtown and Donna Shearer and husband, Guy Ray of Springtown; grandchildren, Angie Boren and husband, Mike, Curtis Johnson and wife, Cara, Trey Shearer and wife, Jenniffer, and Ashley Arellano and husband, Jason; 10  great-grandchildren and one on the way ; three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

Christopher Fields

September 29, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Tuesday, December 2, 1952
Died: 
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Services: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 15:00
Location: 
Ash Creek Baptist Church
Memorials may be made to: 
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place,  Memphis, Tenn. 38105
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home 105 Denver Trail Azle, TX  76020

Christopher Fields, 60, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Fort Worth.
Memorial service is set for 3 p.m. Tuesday at Ash Creek Baptist Church under the direction of White's Azle Funeral Home.
In lieu of usual remembrances, the Fields family suggests consideration of contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place,  Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
Christopher Roy "Chief" Fields was born Nov. 2, 1953 in Muskogee, Okla., son of the late Roy and Christina Smith Fields. He graduated with the class of 1971 from Azle High School and attended the University of New Mexico on a football scholarship. He was self-employed and made his career as a surveyor and was semi-retired. He met and married the former Ruby Jacobs 25 years ago in Lake Worth.
Fields lived the majority of his life in Azle and Arlington and was a member of Ash Creek Baptist Church. He was very proud of his Cherokee Indian heritage.
Fields was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Fields.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Fields of Azle; daughters, Colby Fields of Arlington and Natalie Worthen of Wisconsin; stepdaughter, Tammy Parker and husband, Rob, of Little Rock, Ark.; grandsons, Robbie and Matthew Parker of Little Rock, Ark., and Wyatt Worthen of Wisconsin; sister, Vickie Jones of Azle; brother, Earle Fields of Azle; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in Oklahoma; and a host of family and friends.

Patricia Kukla Sigmon

September 26, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Monday, May 24, 1943
Died: 
Monday, September 22, 2014
Services: 
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 14:20
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Patricia Kukla Sigmon, 71, of Weatherford died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.
Memorial service was held Thursday in White's Chapel of Memories.
Mrs. Sigmon was born May 24, 1943, in Linhart, Pa., daughter of the late Frank and Florence Milligan Kukla. She met and married Dennis Sigmon in Wiesbaden, Germany, and this year celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. They lived in San Antonio for 35 years before moving to Weatherford 10 years ago. She made her career with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service and retired in 1984 after 20 years of dedicated service.
Her greatest love was her family and spending time with them.
Survivors include her husband, Dennis Sigmon; daughter, Denise Linscombe and husband, Corey; son, Joe Sigmon; grandchildren, Garrett Linscombe and wife, Ruth, Erin Scarborough and husband, Joshua, and Zhanna Linscombe; brother, Frank Kukla and wife, Lorita, of San Antonio; sister, Sarah Truitt and husband, Ed, of Roseville, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews; and numerous relatives in North Carolina and across the country.

Geraldine "Jerri" Zipper

September 25, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Monday, May 23, 1938
Died: 
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Services: 
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 11:15
Location: 
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home 105 Denver Trail Azle, TX  76020

Geraldine "Jerri" Zipper, 76, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014.
Graveside service is set for 11:15 a.m. Friday at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery under the direction of White's Azle Funeral Home.
Mrs. Zipper was born in San Angelo May 23, 1938 to Nolan Travis and Laura Cates Murphy. She dearly loved her family and enjoyed taking care of them.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood Zipper; and children, Sonya Kay Langham and Travis Leon Zipper.
Survivors include her children, Linda Mackey, Clay Zipper and wife, Katina, Lorie Wood and husband, David, Dale Zipper and wife, Pat, Shirley Dailey and husband, Steve and David Zipper; live-in grandchildren, Chris Mendoza and wife, Stephanie, Maggie Reeves and husband, Darrell and J. P. Smith and wife, Jonne; numerous other grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Fox; and numerous other family members and friends.

Sports Calendar

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.

Friday, October 31

  • AHS Varsity vs. Granbury at Aledo Bearcat Stadium, Football Senior Parent Night, 7:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy Varsity at Newman International, 7:30 p.m. *District Game

Tuesday, November 4

  • AHS Varsity Girls Orange at Wichita Falls Varsity Tournament, Canyon West, 9:00 a.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Stephenville Henderson JH 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 Stephenville Henderson JH;
    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.

Friday, November 7

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

Friday, November 14

  • AHS Varsity Girls Black at Texas Girls Classic, Texarkana Country Club through Nov. 15

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