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Avonne “Nonnie” Scott 1933 – 2016

| March 24, 2016
Avonne “Nonnie” Scott 1933 – 2016

 

Avonne “Nonnie” Jeanette Scott passed away March 8, 2016 at the age of 82 after a long challenge with dementia in Azle,Texas.
Memorial service and graveside service for Mom and Dad will be held Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 11 a.m. for family and friends at Springtown Cemetery.
Nonnie was born on Nov. 5, 1933 in Los Angeles, California. She was the daughter of Grayburn Martin (1906-1988) and Ermine (Carlisle) Hoeck (1913-1982). She married Herman Allen Scott, Jr. (1928-2014) on June 22, 1951 in California. They were inseparable for 63 years. They are now reunited.
Nonnie and her family moved to Azle, Texas in 1969.… Read the rest

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Michael L. Henry 1953 – 2016

| March 24, 2016
Michael L. Henry 1953 – 2016

Michael L. Henry, 62, went to heaven with his loving wife at his side, Sunday, March 13, 2016 at home, after fighting liver complications for eight years.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in Alexander’s Midway Chapel, Springtown.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Michael was born Dec. 29, 1953 in Fort Worth to Otis and Marie Henry. His body was donated to UNT Science Center in Fort Worth. The family would like to give special thanks to Baylor Dallas and Fort Worth’s doctors and nurses, Transplant Center and VITAS Hospice for their loving care.… Read the rest

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Eula Faye “Fitz” Owens 1933 – 2016

| March 24, 2016
Eula Faye “Fitz” Owens 1933 – 2016

Eula Faye “Fritz” Owens, 82, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016.
Graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Biggers Funeral Home.
Fritz was born Oct. 21, 1933, in Spur and has been a longtime resident of Lake Worth and Springtown. She retired in 1995 after 22 years with Miller Brewery.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy Owens; sons, Buddy Ray Owens and Donald Wayne Owens; and great-granddaughter, Taylor Owens.
Survivors include son, David E. Owens; sister, Florence Cromeens; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.… Read the rest

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Harry Fred Melear Jr. 1935 – 2016

| March 17, 2016
Harry Fred Melear Jr. 1935 – 2016

Harry Fred Melear Jr., 80, a retired lab technician, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016 in Decatur after succumbing to leukemia. No services will be held.
Harry was born on May 9, 1935 to Harry Fred Sr. and Mary (Hughart) Melear in Haslet. He was united in marriage to Sara Matilda Ufret on November 30, 1982 in Fort Worth. Harry worked at Burris/Cargill Mills for 42 years as lab tech and test baker. He served his county in the Texas National Guard. Harry enjoyed many creative talents such as building model planes, leather work, HAMM Radio and many other interests. He was an honorable, devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather who loved life and family.… Read the rest

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Martha Ann Gray Taylor 1941 – 2016

| March 10, 2016
Martha Ann Gray Taylor 1941 – 2016

Martha Ann Gray Taylor, 74, passed away Friday, March 4, 2016, with her family at her side.
Funeral Service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at White’s Funeral Home, 401 N. Main, Springtown, 76082. Interment at Goshen Cemetery. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at White’s Funeral Home.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice.
Martha was born September 29, 1941 to Milo and Pauline Gray, Martha was the only child. Meme, as she was known by many, was a great daughter, mom, grandmother and friend. She was best defined by the way she loved.… Read the rest

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Gladys Keels 1931 – 2016

| March 10, 2016
Gladys Keels 1931 – 2016

Gladys Keels, 84, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016. Funeral service is at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Second Baptist Church, Angleton.
Burial: Immediately following at Angelton Cemetery.
Gladys was born November 12, 1931 in Marcus, Iowa to Samuel Thomas and Lena Arizona Richards. They both preceded her in death along with her husband, Marshall Keels and five brothers and three sisters.
Survivors include children, Tricia (Steve) Siler , Marshall (Thelma) Keels and Gale (Mike) Kinkade; brother Samuel Richards; sister, Gloria Bergen; sister-in-laws, Nelda Richards and Mary Richards; grandchildren, Ray, Wayne, Jeffrey, Wesley, Stephen, Niki, Thomas, Tricia and Tracy; great grandchildren, Tristan, Reese, Kira, Jonathan, Stephanie, Ray Jr., Ryan, Ian, Sierra, Kobe and Mikey; great great grandson Bently; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.… Read the rest

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Audra Hamilton 1970 – 2016

| March 10, 2016
Audra Hamilton 1970 – 2016

Audra Dee Hamilton and passed on March 1, 2016 at her residence in Springtown. A funeral service was held on March 5, 2016.
Audra was born April 8, 1970 in Highland Park, Texas. Audra worked as a customer service expert for O’Reilly Auto Parts in Springtown.
Audra was preceded in death by her father Joe Jack Hamilton.
Survivors include her mother, Lilymae George; husband, Jerry Heliker; two sons, Joe and Josh Heliker; all of Springtown and daughter, Jessica Michelle Jones of Mesquite, Texas; a sister and two brothers along with two granddaughters.

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Kenneth Eugene Bankhead 1941 – 2016

| March 10, 2016
Kenneth Eugene Bankhead 1941 – 2016

Graveside services were held on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. by Roberts Family Affordable Funeral Home at Azleland Cemetery and Memorial Park in Azle, Texas.
Kenneth Eugene Bankhead was born Feb. 18, 1941 in Lawndale, California to Charlie B. Bankhead and Irma Clara Waddle-Bankhead. Kenneth married Zelma “June” Rich. Together, they raised two sons and a daughter; Timmy Hudson, Kenneth Bankhead Jr. and Christyna Breitenstein. Kenneth also leaves ten grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and countless friends. Kenneth will be greatly missed.

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Jana Marie Young 1950 – 2016

| March 10, 2016
Jana Marie Young 1950 – 2016

Jana Marie Young, 66, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church of Azle, 200 Church St., Azle. Committal: 11 a.m. Thursday in Restlawn Gardens of Memory in Newton, Kanas. Visitation was 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the church.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to careity.org, which is dedicated to providing oncology services for economically challenged cancer patients.
Jana was born in Manhattan, Kanas, Feb. 18, 1950, to Keith and Evelyn Garrison. Jana was a loving mother to five children, Kelly, Karen, Kasey, Becky and Kyler.… Read the rest

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Billy Whitehead 1929 – 2016

| March 3, 2016
Billy Whitehead 1929 – 2016

Billy Whitehead, 86, passed away Tuesday, March 1, in a Decatur Hospital.
No services are scheduled.
Billy was born to Othe Whitehead and Irene Hall in Cleburne, on Oct. 6, 1929.
Billy was a man who loved life to the fullest. He had 40 plus years as an aircraft mechanic, retiring from Lockheed. He was a rancher who loved his longhorns, and had served his country in the Air Force.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents; loving step-mom, Virgie Whitehead; brother, Ferris Whitehead; and granddaughter, Crystal Frazier.
Survivors include wife, Jeanetta Whitehead; daughter, Bonnie Laveault, and husband, Paul; sons, Vincent Whitehead, Kevin Whitehead, and Sean Whitehead and wife, Teresa, and Carl Russell and wife, Linda; step daughter, Loraine Russell; brothers, Larry Whitehead and wife, June, Gary Whitehead and wife, Kathy; sisters, Joyce Dean Thurlby, Odina Mitchell and husband, Cardell, Patricia Bolden and husband, David, and Gloria Goforth and husband, Don; sister in law, Susan Whitehead; 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.… Read the rest

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