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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.

Sarah Jean Jefferson

September 24, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Monday, May 6, 1940
Died: 
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Services: 
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 14:30
Location: 
Northside Baptist Church
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

Sarah Jean Jefferson, 74, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Funeral service is set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at Northside Baptist Church with burial in East Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is from 6-8 pm Friday at New Hope Baptist Church.
Mrs. Jefferson was born May 6, 1940 in Wortham to Fred and Pearlene Thomas. She was a faithful member of New Hope Baptist Church and a homemaker. She loved singing, cooking and taking care of her family. She was preceded in death by her brother, Fred D. Thomas II, and daughter, Darla Jefferson-Polk.
Survivors include her husband, Rev. Curtis Jefferson Jr.; daughter, Paula Jefferson-Gratts of Weatherford; sons, Doug Jefferson of Weatherford and Patrick Jefferson of Arlington; sisters, Hortense Woodard and Jewell Maddox of Fort Worth; brothers, Bruce Thomas and Percy Thomas of Fort Worth; and granddaughters, Sarah Nicole Jefferson-Theriot and Andrianna Denee’ Jefferson-Polk.

Bobby Dupree

September 24, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Thursday, February 25, 1965
Died: 
Monday, September 22, 2014
Services: 
Monday, September 29, 2014 - 14:00
Location: 
White's Azle Funeral Home
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home 105 Denver Trail Azle, TX  76020 817-444-3211

Bobby Dupree, 49, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.
Visitation is from 2-4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29 at White's Azle Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail, Azle.
Mr. Dupree was born Feb. 25, 1965 in Dallas. He attended Mineral Wells High School. He married JuneLynn June 21, 1991 in Fort Worth. He honorably served his country in the United States Army. Dupree was an auto mechanic and had lived in the Azle area for the past nine years.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, JuneLynn Dupree; daughters, Christina Dupree and Amber Dupree; sons, Preston Dupree and Allen Phillips; and five grandchildren.  

Wanda Bagley Crain

September 24, 2014 by Phil Major

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Born: 
Sunday, June 6, 1943
Died: 
Monday, September 22, 2014
Other Arrangements: 
After cremation, the family will have a private burial of her ashes.
Memorials may be made to: 
Christ Chapel Bible Church – West Campus Bldg. Fund, 3701 Birchman Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Wanda Bagley Crain, 71, of Weatherford died Sept. 22, 2014.
After cremation, the family will have a private burial of her ashes.
Mrs. Crain was born June 6, 1943 in Paris, Texas. She enjoyed a long career in banking, retiring from Chase Bank in 2000. She and her husband, O.C., loved to travel in New Mexico and South Texas in their RV until his death in 2011.
She is survived by her daughter, Tina Link and husband Michael of Aledo, son, Raymond Crain and wife Donna of Burleson, son Rick Salmon of Jefferson City, Missouri, daughter Tracey Burney of Cleburne, granddaughter Victoria Batey and husband Mark of Alexandria, Va., grandson Andrew Link of Cincinnati, Ohio, grandson Adam Crain of Burleson, grandson Bobby Wade, wife Tami of Burleson, grandson Chris Jones of Cleburne, granddaughter Amber Jones of Fort Worth, grandson Brian Quintero of Cleburne, and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.  She was preceded in death by her son Royal Lee Salmon and her husband Oliver “O.C” Crain.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christ Chapel Bible Church – West Campus Bldg. Fund, 3701 Birchman Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76107.

Earl Gallaher

September 22, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Thursday, March 21, 1940
Died: 
Friday, September 19, 2014
Services: 
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 11:00
Location: 
Goshen Cemetery
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

Earl Gallaher, 74, of Poolville, died early Friday morning, Sept. 19, 2014, at his residence. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22 in the Goshen Cemetery. Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Gallaher was born March 21, 1940 in Littlefield and was a resident of Parker County for several years. He was a retired senior flight mechanic at Bell Helicopter and member of the Baptist Church. He loved working on classic cars, woodworking, reading western novels, the outdoors, travel to mountains and most styles of music.
He is survived by his wife, Pat Gallaher of Poolville; sons, Doug Gallaher and wife, Tanya of Poolville and Danny Gallaher and wife, Caice of Springboro, Ohio; sister, Ruth Rogers of Fort Worth; and three granddaughters, Cesily McCutchen, Morgan Keiffer, and Mykah Gallaher.

Sports Calendar

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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