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Concetta Picudella

July 27, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Monday, March 22, 1937
Died: 
Monday, July 23, 2012
Services: 
Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 10:00
Location: 
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 800 Highcrest Dr, Azle
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Springtown Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 P.M. Friday at White's Funeral Home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Azle

Concetta Picudella

Concetta was born March 22, 1937 and was a longtime resident of Springtown. She was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Concetta dearly loved her family and grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Maria Palazzolo; husband, Joseph; and a brother, Joseph.

Survivors: sons, John Picudella and wife, Melissa of Calif. and Mark Picudella and wife, Amy of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Luke, Jacob and Maxwell; and a host of loving friends

A.J. Miller

July 27, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Thursday, July 13, 1933
Died: 
Monday, July 23, 2012
Services: 
Friday, July 27, 2012 - 10:00
Location: 
St. Stephen's Catholic Church, 1802 Bethel Road, Weatherford, officiated by Father John Casey
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Oakland Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford, where a Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

A.J. Miller was born July 13, 1933. He was a dairy farmer and a faithful member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church.

A.J. was preceded in death by his parents, Eleanor and Joe Miller.

Survivors: Wife of 41 years, Theresa; daughters, Judith and husband, Dennis, and Jacqueline and husband, Michael; granddaughter, Lauren; and a host of loving church family and friends.

Helen Bellenger

July 23, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Friday, December 28, 1917
Died: 
Monday, July 23, 2012
Services: 
Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 10:00
Location: 
Oakland Cemetery, Weatherford.
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Avenue, Weatherford.
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers donations in Helen's memory may be made to the Weatherford Public Library, 1014 Charles St., Weatherford, TX 76086 or the Alzheimer's Association-North Central, 2630 West Freeway, Suite 100, Fort Worth, TX 76102-9845.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Helen Bellenger

Helen was born December 28, 1917 in Salesville. She graduated from Peaster High School in 1936. Helen met and married Howard Bellenger in 1936 in Peaster and they began their life together. She worked as a librarian for 21 years at T. W. Stanley and Sam Houston Elementary schools.

Helen was a proud member of the Tuesday Night Supper Club and also was a member of the First Baptist Church for 67 years. She also volunteered at Campbell Memorial Hospital for many years.

Helen was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Howard Bellenger; daughter, Joan Milburn; and grandson, Trecy Milburn.

Survivors include: son, Dana Bellenger and wife, Wendy; son-in-law, Al Milburn; grandchildren, Zack and Rachel Bellenger and Scott and Doug Milburn; great-grandchildren, Natalie Rogers, Jesse Milburn, Tanner and Macy Milburn; great-great-granddaughter, Dakota Rogers.

Gordon Sies

July 23, 2012 by Anonymous

Died: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 22nd at White's Funeral Home in Weatherford. Memorial Service is Monday, July 23rd at Agnes Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home in Weatherford

Gordon was an adventure seeker who pursued the thrill of adrenaline from his hobbies and passions which included being outdoors, racing motor cross and working with farm equipment. He has been a professional welder/designer for 27 years. Gordon earned his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science at Tarleton State University. In his spare time he enjoyed helping with the Poolville Math and Science Team and supporting school activities.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Sies; children, Andrew, Austin and Mallory; mother-in-law, Joann Hardin; two sisters, Leah and Mikki; and mother, Lillian Sies.

John Ryburn Matthews

July 18, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Tuesday, April 12, 1921
Died: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Services: 
Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 11:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Avenue, Weatherford.
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment: The Matthews Family plot in the Chillicothe Cemetery, Chillicothe, Illinois, with many generations of his family. A family graveside service will be held prior to burial.
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation to the American Heart Association, Pythian Home, Humane Society or charity of choice.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

John Ryburn Matthews

John was born April 12, 1921, the son of Phillip Temple Matthews and Hazel Dickson Matthews, in Peoria, Illinois. He grew up with the Illinois River in his backyard, in the town of Chillicothe. He always said it was a great place to grow up.

He attended Western Military Academy and Todd School where he was a member of the swim team. He later attended Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. He joined the United States Coast Guard, which was taken over by the Navy during World War II, serving in the South Pacific on LST Mine Sweepers until the end of the war, receiving Honorable Discharges from both the Navy and the Coast Guard.

Returning home, John went to work at Caterpillar Tractor Company, working in the Mechanical Drawing Dept. It was there he met his future wife, Marjory Evans Bluhm of Peoria. They married May 3, 1947, and recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. John and Marjory and their three daughters, Debby, Pam and Vicki moved from Illinois to Santa Barbara, California in 1953 and enjoyed six years there. From there, the family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona. During this time John became friends with the famous trick rider/bull rider, Dick Griffith. A lasting friendship developed and John found himself in the Quarter Horse business, a passion that would last for decades.

Thomas Stuart Tofell

July 16, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Sunday, January 6, 1946
Died: 
Friday, July 13, 2012
Services: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 11:00
Location: 
South Texas Room in the Amon Carter Building of the Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth. The service will be officiated by Joe Howard Williamson and Dr. Jim Sanders.
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Avenue, Weatherford.
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Tom's honor to the National Youth Cutting Horse Association Scholarship Fund, c/o NCHA, 260 Bailey Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Thomas Stuart Tofell

Tom was born January 6, 1946 in Malin, Oregon to Emil and Mildred Tofell. Tom was nationally known through his long associations with famous horsemen, Leon Harrel, Dan Lufkin and the Oxbow Ranch, Congressman, Tom Loeffler and Ernest Cannon. He also was very proud to have been involved with these great World Champion Cutting Horses - Docs Playmate, Doc N Missy, Jae Bar Fletch and Bet Hesa Cat. He and Jan owned and operated a cutting and race horse business at their ranch in Millsap. Additionally, he was a racing Quarter Horse partner and long time associate of Jim Ware of Western Bloodstock auction company.

Pallbearers will be Vin Betenbough, Todd Bimat, Mike Haack, Eddie Howard, Joe Landers, Bruce Lusk, Dennis Moreland, Chris Ray, DVM, Bart Tofell and Jim Ware. Honorary pallbearers will be Ernest Cannon, Leon Harrel, Dewayne Gilbreath, Gary Halousek, Neal Halousek, Wayne Hodges, Gordon Johnson, Gary Kennell, Dan Lufkin, Bob Lewis, DVM, Bobby Nelson, Gayle Trotter, DVM and Sam Wilson.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Jan, of Millsap; his daughter, Lisa of Weatherford; his brother and sister-in-law, James and Kathy of Roseburg, Oregon and brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Meralee Tofell, of Klamath Falls, Oregon; numerous nieces, nephews and an abundance of friends, as Tom never met a stranger.

Jack Bryant

July 16, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Thursday, April 4, 1929
Died: 
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Services: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 11:00
Location: 
Briar Church of Christ
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Azleland Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at White's Azle Funeral Home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Jack Bryant

Jack was born April 4, 1929, in Fort Worth to the late Al Thomas and Evie Lucy Bryant. He was a longtime resident of the Azle-Springtown area. Jack was an avid lover of mankind and local artist world renown for his paintings and bronze work. He was a faithful member of the Church of Christ at Briar.

He was preceded in death by his parents, eight brothers, one sister and three grandchildren.

Survivors: Wife of 60 years, Clarice Bryant of Springtown; son, Jack Bryant Jr. and wife, Susie, of Azle; daughters, Cynthia Bryant of Springtown, Sherry Peters-Anderson and husband, Billy Anderson, of Springtown and Trudenia Shaw and husband, Keith, of Azle; sister, Brenda Bryant; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a host of loving family and friends.

George William Bradshaw, Jr

July 16, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Thursday, October 22, 1925
Died: 
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Services: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories.
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Tin Top Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 P.M. Monday at White's Funeral Home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Springtown

George was born in Memphis Tenn., to the late George W. and Wilma Mae Bradshaw October 22, 1925. He was a longtime resident of Weatherford. His interests were serving in the church and vacationing with his family. The love of his life was his wife of 65 years, "Gracie".

He was preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Sonia Hairston of Fort Worth.

Survivors: loving wife, Grace Bradshaw of Weatherford; son, George Bradshaw and wife, Cindy of Weatherford; ten grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren; also numerous friends and acquaintances.

Jerry Wayne Gibson

July 16, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Saturday, January 16, 1937
Died: 
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Services: 
Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 11:00
Location: 
White's Funeral Home Chapel, 401 N. Main Street, Springtown.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Springtown

Jerry Wayne Gibson
Jerry was born on January 16, 1937 to Odas and Lena Mae Andrews Gibson in Red River County. He was a long time resident of Poolville. Jerry was an avid horseman and a hard working man. His horse "Dolly" was his favorite after his wife and family. Jerry served his country honorably in the United States Navy during the Korean war.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

Survivors: wife, Jimmie Gibson of Poolville; sons, Andy Gibson and wife, Meri-Beth, of Odessa and Danny Gibson and wife, Dina of Weatherford; daughter, Nancy Gibson of Arlington; eight brothers and sisters; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many friends and acquaintances.

Martha Turner

July 13, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Saturday, June 2, 1945
Died: 
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Martha's name to the American Cancer Society, 3301 W. Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76107.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Martha Turner

Martha was born June 2, 1945 in Fort Worth to Perry and Bernice Blackwell Payne. She graduated from Azle High School in 1963, attended Weatherford College, Tarrant County College and Texas Tech University. Martha was an avid quilter, involved in the Boy Scouts, and loved to do crafts. She was a member of the Azle Church of Christ. Martha dearly loved being with her family and her grandchildren meant everything to her.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors: husband, Jimmy Turner; daughter, Tracy Laxson and husband, Daniel of Fort Worth; son, Bill Turner and wife, Melissa of Azle; grandchildren, Gillian, Turner, Layla and Layne; brother, Jim Payne and wife, Mary Ann of Victoria; numerous nieces and nephews.

Sports Calendar

Monday, December 29

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

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fibermax Caprock Classic, Lubbock

Friday, January 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Maypearl at Aledo High School, A 4:00 pm and JV 5:30 pm.

Saturday, January 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua/Cleburne (Dark) at Cleburne, B 12:00 pm.

  • Aledo Soccer Alumni Game at Bearcat Stadium, Ladycats 12:00 pm and Bearcats 2:00 pm.

Tuesday, January 6

  • Aledo Bearcats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and A 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:00 pm, Freshmen 6:30 pm and Varsity 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats at Boswell, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm.

Thursday, January 8

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Waxahachie 287 Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats vs The Colony at Waxahachie Tournament, 7:30 pm. January 9 & 10 opponenet and time TBA.

  • Aledo Middle School Ladycats at Brewer. 7th Grade C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th Grade C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats vs Brewer Middle School. 7th at Aledo Gym 1, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th at Aledo MPC, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

Friday, January 9

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats 7th & 8th A at Azle Junior High School Tournament.

  • Aledo Bearcat JV at Keller Timber Creek Tourny

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Everman at Aledo High School, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and A 8:00 pm. *District Game

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