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Frank A. Antus

November 13, 2012 by Anonymous

Died: 
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Services: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 14:00
Location: 
Azleland Memorial Park
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Frank was born in Loyalhanna, Pa. to John and Mary Antus. He was a longtime resident of North Texas. Frank was an avid fisherman and loving family man. He honorably served his country in the United States Army during World War II. Frank was awarded a Honorary Life Membership in the Knights of Columbus "4th Degree".

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 67 years, Florence; seven brothers; five sisters; and great-grandson, Donald.

Survivors include sons, Richard Antus and wife, Norma of Ponder and Ronald Antus and wife, Judy of Indiana; daughter, Rose Phillips and husband, John of Azle; also 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Sandra Renee Harmonson

November 13, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Wednesday, September 22, 1965
Died: 
Friday, November 9, 2012
Services: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 13:00
Location: 
Lakeshore Drive Baptist Church, 200 South Lakeshore Drive, Weatherford.
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Memory Gardens of the Valley. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Avenue, Weatherford.
Memorials may be made to: 
Children's Education Fund, c/o Plains Capital Bank, 1001 Santa Fe Drive, Weatherford, Texas 76086, Attention: Pat Hamilton
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Sandra Renee Harmonson

Sandra was born September 22, 1965 to Sammy Ray and Frances Price Ellerd in Fort Worth. She was a faithful member of Lakeshore Drive Baptist Church and a loving mentor of Kids Hope at Mary Martin Elementary.

Sandra was preceded in death by her brother, Stephen Ellerd.

Survivors include loving husband, Doug Harmonson of Weatherford; daughters, Lea Byrd and husband, J. C., Tori Bootpetch and Ana Bootpetch, all of Weatherford; grandchildren, Nikki and Ryker; brothers, Brent Ellerd and wife, Denise and Mitch Meyer and wife, Teresa; sister, Mindy Meyer; parents, Sammy Ellerd and wife, Nancy and Fran Meyer and husband, Mike; grandmother, Merna Gound; nephew, C. J. Ellerd; niece, Molly Meyer; and a host of friends and church family.

Travis Johnson

November 9, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Friday, April 3, 1931
Died: 
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Services: 
Monday, November 12, 2012 - 13:00
Location: 
First Baptist Church of Weatherford, at the corner of Palo Pinto and Alamo streets, Weatherford
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Memory Gardens of the Valley Memorial Park, Weatherford. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
Memorials may be made to: 
Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Travis Johnson

Travis Joe Johnson Sr. was born April 3, 1931, in Leola, Ark., the first of two children to the late George and Edith Kiesler Johnson. He married the late Faye Watson Johnson in Arkansas on Dec. 26, 1951, and they began their life together. As a world-renowned hair stylist, Travis made his career as the corporate style director of Neiman Marcus for more than 30 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Weatherford since 1987 and a charter member of Western Hills Baptist Church in Fort Worth.

Travis served his country with dedication and distinction during the Korean War and received an honorable discharge.

Travis was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Johnson, on Feb. 4, 2012; son, Travis "Joey" Johnson Jr., in 1978; his parents; and brother, Gene Ellis.

Survivors include son, Ray Johnson; daughter, Angela Meredith and husband, Ron; grandchildren, Crysten Rowan, Samantha Renee and Jonathan Alan; and a host of loving friends.

Hazel Ione Newbury Widell

November 9, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Thursday, March 31, 1932
Died: 
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Services: 
Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 15:30
Location: 
First United Methodist Church in Azle
Memorials may be made to: 
First United Methodist Church Restoration Fund
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Hazel Ione Newbury Widell

Hazel was born on March 31, 1932 to Ralph and Hazel Newbury. On April 21, 1956 she married Donald Widell. Hazel and Don spent their married life in Centralia, WA. where they worked and raised their daughters. After her move to Azle in 2010, she enjoyed watching her grandchildren in their various activities and attending the First United Methodist Church of Azle.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Donald Widell.

Survivors include daughters, and sons-in-laws, Debra Weiss and husband, William of Lake Oswego, OR., Dona Granger and husband, Larry of Anthem, AZ., Diana McDowell and husband, Allen of Azle; grandchildren, Richard, Trevor, Jeff, Grant, Kylan, Brady and Anastasia.

Gwinn Ava Collins

November 9, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Sunday, July 11, 1937
Died: 
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Gwinn Ava Collins

She was born in Cisco to Noah and Bettie Cate on July 11, 1937.

Gwinn was a longtime resident of Azle. She loved her family and the Azle Manor Staff.

Gwinn was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marvin; and a son.

Survivors include Terry Grozier and wife, Vanessa of Crowley; daughters, Suzan Grozier of Weatherford and Denice Trimble of Wash.; grandchildren, Daniel, Tommy Lanell, Earnest and Robert; numerous great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Lonnie "Animal" Mills, Sr.

November 8, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Thursday, February 12, 1953
Died: 
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 4 to 6 P.M. Saturday, November 10 at White's Azle Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail, Azle.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Lonnie "Animal" Mills, Sr.

Lonnie was born February 12, 1953 in the United Kingdom. He was a retired heavy equipment operator. Lonnie honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam. He was a member of the Phoenix Motorcycle Club in Springtown.

Lonnie was preceded in death by his wife, Judy in 2008.

Survivors include his sons, Lonnie Mills,Jr. and wife, Stephanie of Azle and Troy Matkin; grandchildren, Lonnie Mills, III and Christopher Mills

Beatrice Knapik

November 6, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Thursday, January 1, 1931
Died: 
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Services: 
Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 14:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford, TX 76086
Other Arrangements: 
Interment to follow in the Historic Texas Annetta Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Funeral Home: 
White’s Funeral Home, Weatherford.

Beatrice Knapik
Beatrice was born January 1, 1931 to the late George and Ethel Mason DeLong in Wyandotte, Michigan. Her laughter and joy will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Thomas A. Knapik; sons, Thomas M. Knapik and wife Linda, Stephen Knapik and wife, Daralyn; daughters, Susan Graves and husband, Thomas, Sharon Knapik; grandchildren, Amanda and Ashley Graves, Jenna, Erin and Tyler Knapik; and great grandson, Landon Winton.

Oliver Russell Mahana

November 5, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Tuesday, May 21, 1935
Died: 
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Other Arrangements: 
Celebration of Life: 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at First Baptist Church Santo, Texas with Pastor Jim Looby.

He was born on May 21, 1935 to Joel Oliver and Bessie Mae Mahana in Caddo, Oklahoma. He had one brother, Troy Mahana and one sister, Betty Arrington. He graduated from Durant High School and was retired from General Motors in Arlington, Texas. He married Thelma Redmond February 17, 1959.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother.

Survivors include his wife; son, Joel Glenn Mahana; two grandchildren Thomas Mahana and Cheyenne Mahana; sister and husband, Richard, and their son Kevin, his brother’s family; Brent Mahana and wife, Cindy; Susan Massenburg and husband, Bill; Gail Meek and husband, Jim; Lori Skelton, Tracy Henry and husband, Mike, their mother Wanda McWilliams and husband Hank, three great nephews, four great nieces, three great, great nephews, one great, great niece and all his many cousins and special friends.

Mack Darryl McEndree

November 5, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Wednesday, December 11, 1940
Died: 
Friday, November 2, 2012
Services: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 10:00
Location: 
South Main Church of Christ
Other Arrangements: 
Interment in Annetta Cemetery.
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

Mack Darryl McEndree

He was born December 11, 1940 in Arvin, California, a resident of Weatherford for several years. He was retired aircraft supervisor from Lockheed Martin and member of the South Main Church of Christ. Mack enjoyed collecting antique lamps, going to garage sales and gardening.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Carolyn McEndree and his parents Marion and Lily McEndree.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara McEndree of Weatherford; daughters, Darla Johnson and husband, Tim of Willow Park, Kim Boone and husband, Allen of Millsap; son, Darryl McEndree and wife, Erin of Millsap; step son, Kevin Hawley and wife, Joyce of Lompac, California; sisters, Joan Martin of Las Cruces, New Mexico and Janis Button of Tucson, Arizona; brothers, Charles McEndree of Phoenix, Arizona and Steve McEndree of Albuquerque, New Mexico; 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Melton Lee McCowen

November 5, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Friday, October 8, 1943
Died: 
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Memorials may be made to: 
Cowboy Heritage Association of Fort Worth, P. O. Box 136639, Fort Worth, Texas 76136
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Melton was born October 8, 1943 to the late Charley and Rosa McCowen in Vernon. He was a long time resident of Parker County. Melton was a custom spur and bit maker and was an avid hunter. He was a life member of the N.R.A.

Melton was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, James.

Survivors include his wife, Kay McCowen of Weatherford; sons, Michael McCowen and wife, Deana, of Canadian, Darrell Wayne McCowen of Chillicothe, Wade McCowen and wife, Maria, of Fort Worth and Shawn Studer and Cathy Sweeney, of Weatherford; sister, Louise Wright of Arizona; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many loving friends.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, November 25

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Timbercreek at Aledo High School, B 1:30 p.m., A 12:00 p.m., JV 1:30 p.m., and Varsity 3:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Birdville at Aledo High School, Freshmen 8 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Birdville, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Springtown, Freshmen 5:30 p.m., JV 5:30 p.m. and Varsity 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Freshmen and JV at Mineral Wells Invitational

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Weatherford New Car Dealers Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fort Worth Cowtown Classic

Tuesday, December 9

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Stephenville at Aledo High School, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Granbury, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Thursday, December 11

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Decatur Tournament

Monday, December 15

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Southwest at Aledo High School, B 5 p.m., A 5 p.m. and JV 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 16

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Cleburne at Aledo High School, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Friday, December 19

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, A 8 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, Freshmen 6:30 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 8 p.m., *District Game

Monday, December 29

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Moritz Auto Group Holiday Classic, Aledo

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