Lillian L. Ellington, 88, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013, at her home surrounded by her children and grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Greenwood Chapel. Interment follows at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Lillian was born Dec. 13, 1924 in Ennis to Mack and Ida Huff. She was a member of Hebron Baptist Church in Dacula, Ga. and was a devoted member of the JOY Sunday School class. Lillian was a devoted military wife and made happy homes for her husband and children at each assignment all across the country. She was very much loved by her family and friends and she was generous to all with her loving attention and care.… Read the rest
Nathan Ray Pannell was born on January 30, 1982 and died on June 21, 2013.
Service was held Wednesday at White’s Azle Chapel. Interment was at New Hope Cemetery.
Nathan was a fisherman, an entrepreneur, and a lover of life. He loved his family and friends and he lived with a smile, a huge heart, and a passion for all that he did, and in turn he was loved by so many.
Nathan was preceded in death by his father, Fred Smith; his Pappy; and uncle Bobby.
He is survived by his wife, Meghan Pannell; son, Kollin Ray Pannell; mother, Robin and husband, Bryant Johnson; sisters, Lauren and Amber; grandmother, Syble; aunt, Tangy and uncle David; cousin, JD; and many more uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.… Read the rest
Jimmy Dwayne Conway, 52, went home to be with with his father and his Lord on June 17, 2013 in Midland.
Funeral Service was held Monday, at The Meeting Place at Ash Creek Baptist Church, Azle.
Jimmy was born December 22, 1960 in Lubbock, to Euleene Reaves Conway and the late James Thurman Conway.
Jimmy was a long time resident of Azle as a self employed carpenter prior to moving to Midland in 2012 to proudly work for Midland Safety and Health to make a better life for his family.
Jimmy lived everyday of his life to the fullest with an enthusiasm that is not usually seen in most people.… Read the rest
Byrne Culwell Moody, 91, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 21, 2013 at his home in Azle.
Services were held Tuesday at The First United Methodist Church in Azle, 200 Church St, Azle under the direction of White’s Azle Funeral Home. Interment: Springtown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Cook Children’s Hospital or a charity of your choice.
Byrne C. or “B.C.” was born November 6, 1921, in Azle to Gilliam Byrne Moody and Beulah Culwell Moody. He was the third of four children, including Margaret Moody Hankins, Ruby Moody Sears and Ed Frazier Moody.… Read the rest
Barbara Ann Knighten Hicks Irvin, 75, passed away, June 21, 2013, surrounded by her family, entered the pearly gates of heaven to be with her Lord after a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral Service was held Wednesday at Alexander’s Midway Funeral Home, Springtown. Internment was at Springtown Cemetery.
Barbara was born May 5, 1938 in Fort Worth to Jessie Frank and Della Lou Letson Knighten. She worked as a clerk for the T&P Railroad.
Family was her life, she enjoyed fishing and always loved a good bargain.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Belinda Ann Hicks; brothers, Douglas and Jessie; and sister, Shirley.… Read the rest
Thomas F. Kiesling of Azle died June 18, 2013 peacefully at his home with family by his side. He was 73 years old.
A funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Azle July 1st at 11:00 am. Burial will be at DFW National Cemetery July 2nd at 2:30 pm.
Thomas was born in Lansing, Michigan and moved to Texas in 1971. He retired from Tarrant County Precinct 4.
Thomas served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1963 and received an honorable discharge. He was stationed throughout the Pacific on both the U.S.S. Epping Forest and U.S.S.… Read the rest
Peggy Joan Johnson, 74, passed away Tuesday, June 11 at her residence.
A celebration of life was held Saturday, June 15 at The Abbey Church.
Peggy was born in Roswell, New Mexico but spent most of her life in Azle. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She dedicated most of her life to her husband, Franklin D. Johnson and grandchildren.
Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, Lillard Booth and Opal Renee; and daughters, Wendy, Debra and Melissa.
Survivors include her husband, Franklin Johnson; children, Buddy Ford and Scott Ford; siblings, Betty and Benny both of Roswell, New Mexico; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.… Read the rest
Ona Elizabeth Woodall Shores, 92, entered Heaven on Monday, June 17, 2013.
The service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 in White’s Azle Chapel. Interment to follow at Ash Creek Cemetery.
Ona was born April 13, 1921, in Bogota to the late John Henry and Anne Woodall.
Ona was preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn Wesley Shores; and daughter, Sandra Elaine Shores Dizmond.
Survivors include her daughters, Betty Sue Shores Anders and husband, Tommy of Azle and Beverly LaVoyne Shores Hutton and husband, George of Fountain, Colorado; granddaughters, Renee, Kathy, Angela and Misty; grandsons, Scott, Todd, Brandon and Michael; and numerous great-grandchildren.… Read the rest
John Gregg Mason, 18, passed away on Friday, June 14, 2013.
The service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 19 at First Baptist Church of Springtown, 500 N. Main St, Springtown, 76082. Interment will follow at Peaster Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
John was born May 15, 1995, to Thomas and Cathy Mason. He recently graduated from Springtown High School and followed his dream by enlisting in the U.S Army. He was due to ship out on July 22. He loved hunting, fishing and camping. He was a great friend to all and had a beautiful smile thanks to his braces that he hated so much.… Read the rest
Ronnie L. Smith Sr., 69, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013, in Fort Worth.
The service was held Tuesday, June 11 at Walnut Creek Baptist Church, 220 W. Reno Road, Reno. Interment followed at Nelson Cemetery, 509 Nelson Road, Reno. Pastor Glen Wade officiated. Pallbearers were Charles Thomas, Keith Thomas, Johnny Thomas, Gary Flint, Phillip Freeman, Rick Stewart and Banty Blair.
Ronnie was born in Utica, Oklahoma to Raymond L. “Cooter” and Lillie Mae Smith. He honorably served his country in the United States Army.
Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents; and daughters, Dora Ann Wright Thompson and Teresa Sage.… Read the rest