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Nancy Kay Merritt Daugherty

February 14, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Tuesday, June 25, 1940
Died: 
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Services: 
Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 14:00
Location: 
Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2012 also at Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel.
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

Nancy Kay Merritt Daugherty was born on the family farm in Garrett, Texas on June 25, 1940, to Jimmie Brown Merritt (Bobo) and Willis H. Merritt. When her father returned from WW II, the Merritt family moved to Weatherford, Texas in 1946.

After graduation from Weatherford High School, she attended Weatherford Jr. College where she was involved in numerous activities.

In September of 1959 she married her high school sweetheart, Charles Daugherty.

Nancy spent all of her professional career working in the Fort Worth Independent School District and her final years before retirement were at Cooks Children's Hospital.

She was a faithful member of the Weatherford South Main Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Willis Merritt Jr. (Bud).

She is survived by her two children, Chuck Daugherty and wife Karla and Susan Daugherty Sodek and husband Ben, all of Weatherford, Texas, and four grandchildren, David Daugherty, Sarah Daugherty Brown and husband, Dusty, Jessica Sodek and Sam Sodek, one sister Linda Merritt Martin and husband (Paul) of Adkins, Texas. One sister-in-law Sue Merritt of Lancaster, California and several nieces and nephews.

Shannon Jernigan Crawford

February 13, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Thursday, August 24, 1933
Died: 
Friday, February 10, 2012
Services: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 14:00
Location: 
Shady Grove Baptist Church in DeBerry, TX.
Memorials may be made to: 
Maranatha Temple, 12319 Highway 146, PO Box 865, Mont Belvieu,TX 77580 and Outreach Of Love Church, 134 Otto Drive, Weatherford, TX
Funeral Home: 
White’s Funeral Home in Weatherford awthorn Funeral Home in Carthage, Texas

Shannon Jernigan Crawford

Shannon was born August 24, 1933 in Carthage, Texas. She graduated from Minden High School in Louisianain 1951 and attended Business School in Shreveport from 1952-1953.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Lorene & Leuell Jernigan, and her daughter, Sandra Kay Forbes, and grandson, Kelly Anson Caudle.

She is survived by sisters, Jerri Jernigan, Carole Jernigan Govan and husband,Chip; brothers, Leuell Curtis Jernigan and wife, Cecilia; W. Keith Jernigan and wife, Cheryl; daughter, Rebecca Crawford Maris and husband, Dewey; Grandchildren, Anthony Kevin Caudle, Kimberly Forbes Williams, and Tracie Michelle Forbes; Chris Maris, Jennifer Maris Sproat and husband, Michael; Angela Kay Klutts and husband, Ben; great-grandson, Micah Tyler Sproat and great- granddaughter, Emily Klutts. She is also survived by four nieces and four nephews.

Wendell C. McCrary

February 13, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Thursday, August 3, 1916
Died: 
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Services: 
Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 14:00
Location: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel with Minister John Herington officiating.
Other Arrangements: 
Interment will be in Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 6-8 PM, Friday, February 10, 2012 at the funeral home.
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

Wendell C. McCrary was born August 3, 1916 in Royce City, Texas, and was a resident of
Weatherford and Parker County for many years. He was a mechanic, retired Civil Service employee, a World War II Air Force Veteran and a member of the North Main Church of Christ, where he served as an Elder. Mr. McCrary loved fishing, reading and children, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel McCrary of Weatherford; daughters, Audrey Park of Weatherford, Diana Gardner and husband, Lee of Weatherford, Suzanne Carter and husband, David of Abilene, Sharon White and husband, Greg of Granbury; sons, Calven McCrary and wife, Karen of Grand Prairie, Wesley Hightower and wife, Nikki of Nashville; sister Stollie Pearl Dixon of Weatherford; 12 Grandchildren; 20 Great Grandchildren; 3 Great Great Grandchildren.

James Lawrence Collins

February 7, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Thursday, April 24, 1947
Died: 
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Services: 
Friday, February 10, 2012 - 11:00
Location: 
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at White's Funeral Home, 401 N. Main St., Springtown.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Springtown

James Lawrence Collins

James was born April 24, 1948 to James Lawrence and Dorothy Woodruff Collins, Sr. in Washington D.C. He was a United States Army veteran and honorably served his country in the Vietnam War. James was a Bronze Star recipient.

James was preceded in death by his father, James Collins; mother, Dorothy Ward; step-sons, Kenneth Van Riper and Anthony Van Riper.

Survivors: wife, Gayla Collins of Springtown; daughter, Laura Underwood of Mt. Vernon; step-sons, Robert Van Riper and wife, Mary, of Ratliff City, Oklahoma and William Van Riper of Springtown; grandchildren, Britney, Cody and Mika; step-grandchildren, Jason, Jennifer, Julie and Jamie and many other loved ones and friends.

Richard Massey

February 7, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Saturday, December 11, 1971
Died: 
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Services: 
Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 13:30
Location: 
Springtown Cemetery.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Springtown

Richard Massey
Richard was born December 11, 1971 to Richard Lee and Judy Watkins Massey Sr., in Honolulu, Hawaii.
He was a member of a motorycle group called The Herd. Richard was also a member of The Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Frank Massey of Palo Pinto, grandparents, John and Rosa Watkins of Mineral Wells.

Survivors: wife, Donna Massey of Springtown; son, Matthew and wife, Bethany Raines of West Texas; grandson, Zander Raines and baby Raines due in March; father, Richard Massey Sr. and wife, Wilma of Coleman; mother, Judy Massey Hutson and step-father, Jonathan Hutson of Morgan Mill; grandparents, Zena Massey of Palo Pinto; step-grandmother, Mary Hutson of Brazos; step-brother, Stacey Keener; step-sister Angela Yokie; several aunts and uncles.

Faye Johnson

February 7, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Monday, July 27, 1931
Died: 
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Services: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 14:00
Location: 
First Baptist Church of Weatherford, 221 Church St, Weatherford, 76086.
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Memory Gardens of the Valley. Visitation: 6 to 8 P.M. Tuesday at White's Funeral Home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Faye Johnson

Faye was born to the late Milard Constantine and Beulah Barlow Watson July 27, 1931 in Louisiana. She was the 4th of nine children. Faye attended school in Louisiana and married Travis Johnson December 26, 1951 in Arkansas while Travis was on leave from military service. She was a very gifted, award winning, commissioned artist and was named Artist of the Year. Faye had studied with Bror Utter. She was a member of the Junior Women's League of Fort Worth, and was an avid gardener. They moved to Weatherford in the mid 1980's. She was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church in Weatherford, and charter member of Western Hills Baptist Church.

Faye was preceded in death by her son, Travis,Jr in 1978; parents; three brothers; and three sisters.

Survivors: husband, Travis Johnson of Weatherford; son, Ray Johnson of Fort Worth; daughter, Angela Meredith and husband, Ron; grandchildren, Crysten Rowan, Samantha Renee,and Jonathan Alan; sisters, Betty Thomas and Mary Ann Sullivan; numerous nieces and nephews.

Patricia Ann Tracey

February 7, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Friday, October 17, 1941
Died: 
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Services: 
Monday, February 6, 2012 - 11:00
Location: 
St. Stephen's Catholic Church
Other Arrangements: 
Concelebrating will be the Rev. John Casey and the Rev. Publius Xuereb. Rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church.
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Catholic Daughters or the Ladies Altar Society in care of St. Stephen's.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Patricia Ann Tracey

Patricia Ann Tracey was born in Springhill, La., on October 17, 1941, daughter of the late Fred Warren Smith and Hazel Ellen Turner Smith. She married the love of her life, Robert Tracey Sr., on June 30, 1962, in Shreveport, La. Patricia was a dedicated nurse who demonstrated great compassion to the sick for over 25 years. Pat was a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughters of America, the Ladies Altar Society and the Texas Republican Women's Association. She was also a member of the Benevolent Order of the Does of Arlington.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Rebecca Plath and Frances Smith.

Survivors: Her husband, Robert C. Tracey Sr.; son, Robert C. Tracey Jr. of Hawthorne, Fla., and his children, Robert Tracey III and Mary Anne Tracey; daughter, Elizabeth Weaver and husband, Steve, of Aledo and their children, Michael and David; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Paul Edward Belding

February 3, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Monday, August 14, 1939
Died: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Services: 
Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 10:00
Location: 
Friendship Baptist Church.
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Paul was born August 14, 1939 in Guthrie, Oklahoma to Charles and Dorothy Belding. He was retired from General Motors and was an active member of Friendship Baptist Church where he helped with Friendship Kids and volunteered at the food bank. He enjoyed delivering meals on wheels for several years. Mr. Belding coached Little League Football and Baseball in Haltom City and Weatherford. He was an avid TCU fan from 1959 until February 1, 2012. Mr. Belding was president of Trinity River Beagle Club, president of Lone Star Beagle Association, secretary treasurer of Texoma Beagle Club and was a judge for AKC Beagle Field Trials. Mr. Belding was president of the Dilbeck Cemetery Association, he also helped with the reading programs at Curtis Elementary School from 1998-2011.

Mr. Belding loved his family. He always said “I am a rich man, my family is my treasure”.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Belding of Weatherford, daughter, Beth Sipos and husband David of Little Elm, sons, Ed Belding and wife Peggy of Weatherford, Dr. David Belding and wife Angela of Weatherford, sister, Janice Manning and husband Murl of Fayetteville, Arkansas, brother Maurice George Belding and wife Marla of Guthrie, OK, eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one more great grandchild on the way.

Bernice Stuart

February 3, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Wednesday, December 2, 1925
Died: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Services: 
Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 14:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories.
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Memory Gardens of the Valley. Visitation: 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at White's Funeral Home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home, Weatherford

Bernice Stuart

Bernice Stuart was born December 2, 1925, daughter of William and Dessie Farmer, in Wichita Falls.

Mrs. Stuart is preceded in death by her husband, Major Retired Thomas Everett Stuart; son, Thomas Duane "Woody" Stuart; brothers, Verbal and Gerald Farmer; and sister, Glen Ella Collier.

Survivors: sons, Ronald Ward Stuart and wife, Lydia of Burleson, Charles Michael Stuart of Weatherford; daughters, Terri Cain and husband, B Frank Cain of Fort Worth, Regina Matthews and her husband, Barry of Big Lake; grandchildren, Alicia Stuart, Heather McNatt and husband, Ryder, Matthew Stuart, Michael Stuart, Adam Stuart, Taylor Snow and husband Joe, Ben Cain, Calli Cain, SSG William Fowler and wife, Shahara, Whitney Russell; great-grandchildren, Trace and Westen Fowler, Cole McNatt, Ethan and Haven Stuart and great-grandchild, Ella Morgan Snow will be born within weeks and another great-grandchild will be born in October to Heather and Ryder McNatt; sister, Jo Lynn Stokley and husband, Jerry of Weatherford; sister-in-law, Joan Farmer; and many loved nieces and nephews.

Roy Lawrence South

February 3, 2012 by Anonymous

Born: 
Saturday, August 16, 1930
Died: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Services: 
Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 10:30
Location: 
White's Azle Funeral Home Chapel
Other Arrangements: 
Interment: Azleland Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 P.M. Friday at White's Azle Funeral Home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Roy Lawrence SouthRoy Lawrence South

Roy was born August 16, 1930 in Springtown to Joseph And Stella Bosworth South. He was a long time resident of North Texas. Roy was one of the original founders of the Turtle Club Rodeo Association. He was a great sports enthusiast and dearly loved his family and friends.

Survivors: four sons; four daughters; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; one brother; also many nieces, nephews, friends and acquaintances.

Sports Calendar

Monday, November 24

  • Aledo Bearcats at Saginaw, B 3:00 p.m., A 6:00 p.m., JV 4:30 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

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

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