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Nettie Ann Farris Phillips

January 28, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Thursday, October 13, 1927
Died: 
Monday, January 21, 2013
Services: 
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 10:00
Location: 
LaJunta Baptist Church
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Nettie Ann Farris Phillips
Nettie Ann Phillips was born October 13, 1927 in Harrold to William and Dorothy Farris. She was a longtime resident of Azle. Nettie loved to listen to and play music. Another pastime was playing "42" and eating sweet rolls on Sunday night. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother.
Survivors: Husband of 50 years, John Phillips of Azle; daughter, Norma Byers and husband, James of Springtown; sons, Jimmy Woodby and wife, Jeanette of Springtown, and Justin Woodby of Azle; daughter, Nancy Hand of Wyoming; sons, Paul Phillips and wife, Kathy of Arlington, John Phillips, Jr of Fort Worth, Frank Phillips and wife, Suzanne of Fort Worth, Thomas Phillips of Calif., James "Jimbo" Phillips of Fort Worth; eleven

Royce (DeWayne) Phillips

January 28, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Sunday, February 26, 1956
Died: 
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Services: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 14:00
Location: 
North Side Baptist Church
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

Royce (DeWayne) Phillips
Royce (DeWayne) Phillips, age 56, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at his home in Benbrook. DeWayne was born in Lamesa, Texas on February 26, 1956 to Bob and Elda Phillips. He attended his first nine years of school in Kermit, Texas and moved to Weatherford In 1971 where he graduated from Weatherford High School in 1974. He attended college in San Marcus, Texas.

DeWayne married Carol Smith in 1985. He worked as a self employed bricklayer for ten years until he joined the family business as a truck driver for 23 years.

DeWayne was not only tall in stature, he was a giant of a man from all that loved him so dearly and he loved in return. Through all the physical disabilities he endured in the last few years, his mind never faltered. His talents were endless and amazing. He will truly be forever missed.

DeWayne was preceded in death by his four grandparents, a cousin, his sister-in-law, and a father-in-law.

Judy Konopka

January 28, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Monday, April 30, 1951
Died: 
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Services: 
Monday, January 28, 2013 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Chapel of Memories
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Judy Konopka
Julia Margaret Konopka was born April 30, 1951, in Denton, daughter of the late Al and Margaret Hill Petty. She married Jack Konopka on Dec. 29, 1971, and they began their life together. Together they worked at Western Grass Company, which Jack owned, from 1981 to 2000. Judy loved animals of all kinds and even raised and showed llamas for many years. She was a member of the Llama Association and loved to knit and spin llama and alpaca wool into scarves that she would give as gifts to her friends.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents; and numerous aunts and uncles.
Survivors: Husband, Jack Konopka of Weatherford; son, James Konopka of Austin; daughter, Julie Sweum and husband, Ricky, of Japan; grandchildren, Olivia Konopka of Austin, and Canyon and Sage Sweum of Japan; sister, Ricky Lynn Baldwin and husband, Tony, of Aledo; brothers, Jerry Wilson and wife, Denise, of Pottsboro and James Petty of Fort Worth.

John Daniel “JD” Doss

January 28, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Monday, January 25, 1988
Died: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Services: 
Monday, January 21, 2013 - 14:00
Location: 
North Side Baptist Church
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

John Daniel “JD” Doss, II, age 24, of Weatherford, died Wednesday, January 16, 2013 in Springtown. JD was born January 25, 1988 in Weatherford. He was an apprentice lineman, loved fishing, woodworking, martial arts and music and was a member of North Side Baptist Church.
JD is survived by his parents; Gene and Jennifer Doss of Weatherford, stepmother Debra Mann and husband Gary of Bedford, sisters, Miranda Doss of Bedford, Tisha Dillon and husband Steve of St. Augustine, Florida, brother, Thomas Gould and wife Val, nephews Caleb and Declan of Fort Worth, best friend, Rowdy Cerveny, grandmother, Donnell Doss of Weatherford, aunts and uncles, Abbe and Lisle Patton, Dana and Ronald McLaughlin, Neal and Brenda Doss, cousins, Micheal Doss and Krystopher Doss, Justen, Brittany and Cami Hinkle, Kevin, Cody, and Jeremy Perryman.

James Chris Hudson

January 28, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Thursday, May 28, 1953
Died: 
Monday, January 21, 2013
Services: 
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 10:00
Location: 
Baker Baptist Church
Funeral Home: 
Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel

James Chris Hudson
James Chris Hudson, age 60, of Weatherford, died Monday, January 21, 2013. Chris was born May 28, 1953 in Weatherford to Cecil James and Bonita Lou Hudson. He was a lab technician for Family Eye Care, a member of Temple Hall Methodist Church and loved working in the yard. Chris is survived by his daughter, Chaley Wilson and husband Brent, sons, Chaise Hudson and wife Shanee’, Chance Hudson and wife Mamie, father, Cecil Hudson, brother Clay Hudson and wife Donna, seven grandchildren and friend Richard Brand. He is preceded in death by his mother Bonita Hudson.

J.C. Hood

January 28, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Tuesday, September 12, 1916
Died: 
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Services: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 13:00
Location: 
First Baptist Church of Weatherford. Interment: Evergreen Cemetery
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at White's Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

J.C. Hood
J.C. Hood was born Sept. 12, 1916, in Granbury, one of four children to the late Edwin S. and Lela Kate Heathington Hood. He graduated from Granbury High Scool and attended North Texas Agricultural College (now called UTA), Texas Wesleyan University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He married Cleo Lovell Clary in 1939 and she preceded him in death in 1990 after 51 years of marriage.
J.C. was ordained to ministry at First Baptist Church in Granbury in 1947. He worked at the post office in Granbury and pastored churches in Bennett, Thorp Spring Baptist Mission (where he built the old white church building which still stands), First Baptist Church of Acton and Bowles Memorial Baptist Church in Grand Prairie, from 1958 to 1963. J.C. also worked for Claude Harris, who was the founder of the Girls Ranch in Breckenridge, where he obtained funds for the start up of the home. He later became the administrator of the home. The Girls Ranch was later given to Buckner Orphans Home and was moved to Lubbock two years later. After retiring from the minstry, J.C. worked for the Texas Department of Public Welfare for 15 years, five years in Arlington and 10 years in Mineral Wells.
J.C. was preceded in death by his wife, Lovell Hood; brothers, Jimmy Hood of Weatherford, Roy Hood of Stephenville; sister, Mary Eady of San Antonio; two stepgrandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and his parents.

Jimmy Edward Hall

January 25, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Thursday, October 6, 1938
Died: 
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Services: 
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 13:00
Location: 
Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park 5725 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, the Hall family suggests contributions in Jimmy's memory to Cook Children's Medical Center, 801 7th Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76104; American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718; or a charity of your choice.
Funeral Home: 
White's Chapel

Jimmy Edward Hall
Born Oct. 6, 1938, Jimmy grew up in Springtown and attended Texas A&M before joining the U.S. Marine Corps. After returning to Texas he became a dairy farmer. His grandchildren have many fond memories of helping Grandpa Jimmy in the barn. His family will miss his kind words and gentle smile but are blessed with many wonderful memories.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Laverl Hall; his wife, Patsy; and stepson, Brian Hodges.

Bette Binzer

January 25, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Died: 
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Services: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 10:00
Location: 
St. Stephen Catholic Church, 1802 Bethel Road, Weatherford. Father John Casey will officiate.
Memorials may be made to: 
In lieu of flowers, please make contribution(s) to the St. Stephen’s Catholic Parish Land Purchase fund or to the charity of your choosing.
Funeral Home: 
Galbraith Pickard Funeral Home

Bette Binzer
Elizabeth Binzer, age 80, passed away peacefully at her home in Weatherford Texas in the bosom of her family on Saturday evening, January 19, 2013.
Beloved wife of Carl Binzer since 1954, cherished mother of Dr. Carol Binzer, Dr. Thomas Binzer & Mrs. Tara Larson Binzer, treasured grandmother of Larson Elizabeth and Patrick Carl Binzer, elder sister of Judy (Bachmann) & Don Ellis of Virginia, and niece to Howard Bachmann of New Jersey. Bette Ann was aunt and cousin, teacher, mentor and friend to many. No one would dispute her love for and devotion to her family, and many have heard the tales of their (our) lives.
Born in New York City (Queens), she attended Queens College, now a part of New York University.
Bette Binzer was a teacher by vocation and avocation and a community servant throughout her life in the 14 communities they lived. She has been a faithful Catholic and enjoyed parish service and her association with Catholic Daughters of the Americas, the St. Stephen’s Lunch Bunch, the Altar Society, and the Over 60’s Group since 2000. Bette also enjoyed friendships with the Trace Ridge neighbors—a family of friends.

Anna Mae Ritchey

January 11, 2013 by Anonymous

Born: 
Thursday, October 28, 1915
Died: 
Friday, January 4, 2013
Services: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 14:00
Location: 
Jaybird Cemetery
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 5 to 8 P.M. Monday at White's Azle Funeral Home.
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home.

Anna Mae RitcheyAnna Mae Knotts Ritchey was born October 28, 1915.
She was a longtime resident of Azle. Anna was a people person especially at the Azle Opry. She loved to be outside with her plants and flowers. Anna was a wonderful cook and good fisherman. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Loyd; a son; three brothers; and five sisters.
Survivors: Son, Billy Ritchey and wife, Mille; daughter, Carolyn Penn all of Azle; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; also many relatives and friends.

Frances Powell

January 11, 2013 by Anonymous

Born: 
Friday, April 16, 1920
Died: 
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Services: 
Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 10:00
Location: 
White's Azle Chapel
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6 to 8 P.M. Friday at White's Azle Funeral Home
Funeral Home: 
White's Azle Funeral Home

Frances Powell
Frances was born April 16, 1920 in Silver Lake, N.J. to Alfred and Jessie Clayton Miller. She married Dr. Leo S. Powell May 3, 1941. Frances was a homemaker and had been a receptionist with the Azle Pastoral Counseling Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leo Powell; and sister, Marion Dethloff.

Survivors: Son, Arthur Powell; daughters, Susan Grindal and husband, Bill, Diane Golonka and husband, Dan and Linda Burke and husband, Glenn; grandchildren, Mitchell Powell, Julie Smith, Brent Sheldon, Eric and Scott Golonka, Sean and Evan Burke, Jessie King and Laura Thompson; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of loving friends.

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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