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Betty Henson Jennings 1929 – 2016

| November 10, 2016
Betty Henson Jennings 1929 – 2016

Betty Henson Jennings, 87, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 after a brief illness.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, a Christian lady of great character who had a zest for living.
Betty was born Sept. 27, 1929 in Chillicothe to Claude Herman and Ora Alice Henson. After spending much of her childhood in Fayetteville, Arkansas, she graduated from Winslow (Arizona) High School in 1947.
She attended Northern Idaho College of Education in Lewiston, and worked for the Santa Fe Railroad in Winslow and Phoenix before enrolling at Abilene Christian College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1953.… Read the rest

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Gerald Lamont Shinn 1937 – 2016

| November 10, 2016
Gerald Lamont Shinn 1937 – 2016

Gerald Lamont Shinn, 79, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Fort Worth.
Funeral was held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Green-wood Chapel. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens, where husband, father and friend, Gerald Shinn, will be laid to rest. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood.
Gerald was born in Ty-ronza, Ark., on Aug. 26, 1937, to George and Mary Shinn.
Gerald was very active in Azle civic affairs. He was on the board of the Azle Pas-toral Counseling Center and honorary member of the Azle FFA. Also, he was chairman of one of the fund-raising committees of the Eagle Mountain Area Suburban Hospital (now Harris, Texas Health Resource of Azle.)
He was a charter member of the Azle Sertoma Club, which was founded in 1972.… Read the rest

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Jeanetta Whitehead 1929 – 2016

| November 10, 2016

Jeanetta Whitehead, 87, passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 in Paradise.
No services are scheduled.
Jeanetta was born Feb. 17, 1929 in Bowie to the late Alvin and Jeanetta Corley. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend.
Jeanetta was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Whitehead; Roy Fredrick; son, Roy Terrell; and parents.
Survivors include her daughter, Jeanetta Russell; son, Carl Russell; step-children, Bonnie LaVeault, and husband, Paul, Vincent Whitehead, Kevin Whitehead, and Sean Whitehead and wife, Teresa; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

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Claudia Hallmark 2016

| November 10, 2016
Claudia Hallmark 2016

Claudia Hallmark, 74, beloved mother, grandmother, and sister passed away Nov. 6, 2016 in Weatherford.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.
Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 at White’s Funeral Chapel, Springtown. Interment at 3:30 p.m. at Murray Cemetery, Carbon. Visitation is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Ms. Hallmark was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Hallmark and parents.
Survivors include daughters, Kim and husband, Jim Jones; Jacqie and husband, Brent Anderson; grandchildren, Sarah Haack, Joshua Apodaca, Matthew Apodaca, Rachael Osborne, and Callie Osborne; great-grandchildren, Bailey Apodaca and Holden Metzger; sister, Melinda Hedger; many nephews and cousins.… Read the rest

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William Calvin Cash 1935 – 2016

| November 10, 2016
William Calvin Cash 1935 – 2016

William Calvin Cash, 81, a loving husband, daddy, and granddad, passed away at home with his family at his side on Oct. 27, 2016.
Funeral was at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at White’s Springtown Funeral Home. Interment was in Springtown Cemetery.
Calvin was born Feb. 24, 1935, in Waco to Jim and Minnie (Young) Cash. He grew up and graduated from Springtown High School. Calvin loved fishing and hunting with his sons and grandsons, and delighted in playing cards with his great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Carl; a sister, Annie Geary; and brothers Wayne and Louis.… Read the rest

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Raymond Loyd Sanders 1958 – 2016

| November 3, 2016
Raymond Loyd Sanders 1958 – 2016

Raymond Loyd Sanders, of Poolville passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 in Weatherford, he was 58.
No services planned.
Raymond was born on March 14, 1958 in Fort Worth, Texas to BJ and Bettye Jo Sanders. He was an avid hunter, outdoorsman and poker player, most of all loved spending time with his grandkids.
He was preceded in death by his father, BJ Sanders and grandson, Brennan Harrison.
Raymond is survived by his wife of 19 years, Kelly Ann Sanders of Poolville; mother, Bettye Jo Sanders of Crowley; son, Joe Sanders and wife, Kristen of Paradise; stepsons, Jeremy Freeman and Brandon Sharp of Poolville; daughter, Leann Harrison and husband, Lee Harrison of Dinwiddie, Virginia; brother, LTC Robert Sanders and wife, Lindsay of Greer, South Carolina; sisters, Sue Engel and husband, Jim of Crowley and Cathy Wagar and husband, Dennis of Saginaw; grandchildren, Breanna and Layton Harrison, Zechariah and McKenzie Sanders, Aiden Sharp, Marlee and Jack Freeman, and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.… Read the rest

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Billy Louis “Bull” Wood 1928 – 2016

| November 3, 2016
Billy Louis “Bull” Wood 1928 – 2016

Billy Louis “Bull” Wood, 88, a loving father, and grandfather, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016.
A visitation and memorial service was held, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 at Alexander’s Midway Funeral Home in Springtown.
Billy was born Feb. 8, 1928 in Joshua to William Mallie and Thelma Ruth Custer Wood. They both preceded him in death along with his wife, Bobbie Jo Hall Wood; and siblings, Curtis, Frances and Charles.
Billy served in the US Marines and retired from Lockheed where he was an Electronic Technician. He enjoyed garage sales and fishing.
Survivors include his children, Diana (Carl) Vaughan, Billy (Holly) Wood, Glenn (Susan) Wood, Steve (Pam) Wood and Karen (Buddy) Washington; grandchildren, Carole, Trey, Angela, Lindsey, Brandi, Bridget, Adrienne, Christi, Brittny, Casi and Mallie; great-grandchilden, Kelsey, Aspen, Chrissy, Cassie, Gregory, Aidan, Brayden, Dylan, Cameron, Steven, Danielle, Cayson, Carter, Makenna, Dru, Elizabeth, Eli, Railey, Landon, Cassie, Raigen, Kinlee, Kashton and Colt; and great-great grandchildren, Ralynn and Leighton.… Read the rest

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Joyce Marshall Porter 1935 – 2016

| October 27, 2016
Joyce Marshall Porter 1935 – 2016

Joyce Marshall Porter, 81, of Springtown, beloved mother and grandmother went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 7, 2016 in Decatur surrounded by her family. Celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Outreach of Love Church in Springtown, Officiated by Pastor Gary Veazey.
Joyce had a very sunny disposition. She was caring and generous. She loved to laugh. She loved her family, children, and animals. Throughout her life she worked with pre-school aged children. In Springtown, she retired from Hope Lutheran Church as a pre-school teacher. She enjoyed watching kids grow and learn.… Read the rest

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Johnny Hodge 1953 – 2016

| October 27, 2016
Johnny Hodge 1953 – 2016

Johnny Hodge, 63, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016.
Service is at 4 p.m. Saturday at White’s Azle Funeral Home. Visitation begins at 3 p.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Johnny was born June 3, 1953 in Fort Worth to Jesse Ray and Morena Shepherd Hodge.
He was preceded in death by his father; brother; a son; and grandson. Johnny was deeply loved and will be missed by all that knew him.
Survivors include his mother, Morena Hodge; fiancée, Marlene Samuel; children, Melinda Porch and husband, Nevada, Marshall Gach and wife, Brenda, Amanda Passmore and husband, Wayne, Samuel Hodge and spouse, Casey Neill and Jesse Hodge; sister, Cindy Hodge; grandchildren, Brant, Kaydance, Kayla, Hunter, Brylee, Nevada II, Phoebe, Bently, Arianna, Hunter, Laney, David, Caysin, Lucy, Carressa, Kyndall and Jordan; and cousin, Richard Horn.… Read the rest

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Wanda Rae Fuqua Bradshaw 1932 – 2016

| October 27, 2016
Wanda Rae Fuqua Bradshaw 1932 – 2016

Wanda Rae Fuqua Bradshaw, 84, a loving and faithful wife, mother, sister, and grandmother, passed away peacefully, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016.
Memorial services were held, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at The Ranch at Walnut Creek in Springtown.
Wanda was born Feb. 26, 1932 in Big Springs, to Marvin Winston and Ollie Gatliff Fuqua.
She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Marvin Bradshaw.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Clyde; daughter, Jeanie Dillard and husband, Rusty; sons, M.G. Cox, Jr. and wife, Valerie and Costeen Bradshaw and fiancé Kristi; sister, Wilma Jean Hendrix; grandchildren, Mitchell and wife, Donna, Jason and wife, Diana, Kara, Kimberly, Amy and husband, John, Carter, Erica and Landon; great-grandchildren, Kason, Bailey and Kylee.… Read the rest

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