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Sammie Jane (Hannie) Watson 1938 – 2017

February 15, 2017
Sammie Jane (Hannie) Watson 1938 – 2017

On Jan. 30, 2017, the Lord welcomed Sammie Jane (Hannie) Watson, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, home to join her loving husband and other family members in heaven.
Service will be a celebration of her life at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at Biggers Funeral Chapel.
Sammie was born on May 10, 1938 in Fort Worth to Bud and Jane Hannie. She married Donald Carol Watson on April 22, 1955 in Saginaw. Sammie and Don raised their family in Azle where she operated Sammie Watson Real Estate until her retirement. After retiring, they enjoyed spending time in Gunnison,, Colorado and Rockport in South Texas.… Read the rest

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Brian George Pitney 1960 – 2017

February 15, 2017
Brian  George Pitney 1960 – 2017

Brian George Pitney of Springtown, Texas passed away on Feb. 9, 2017.
Brian was born May 12, 1960 to his parents, Louis Arthur Pitney and Norma Lillian Burrell in Pacific Grove, California.
Brian leaves behind his daughter, April Pitney, son-in-law, Larry Sullivan, grandsons; Eric Pitney, Jeremiah Pitney and Jake Sullivan; sister, Jane Roberts along with many other loving family and friends.
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Clyde James Vandergriff 1970 – 2017

February 15, 2017
Clyde James Vandergriff 1970 – 2017

Clyde James Vandergriff, Jr. “C. J.” passed into the loving arms of his heavenly father Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.
Services for C. J. will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Pastor Wayne Irwin of the Torchlight Community Church, of Crockett and Pastor Luis Febus of Standing In The Sun of San Antonio will be officiating. The family will receive friends for visitation Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. Interment to follow in the V.A. Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.callawayallee.com.Callaway-Allee Funeral Home, 700 East Houston Ave.,Crockett, Texas 75835; 936-544-2244 office.… Read the rest

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Ira Slayden Edwards 2017

February 15, 2017
Ira Slayden Edwards 2017

A memorial service for Mr. Ira Slayden Edwards will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 at Rose-Neath Southside Funeral Home Chapel in Shreveport, Louisiana. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in memory of Ira.
As a U.S. Army Veteran who served in WWII; Ira loved gardening and fishing. But more than anything, he loved his family, especially his grandkids, great- grandkids and his little yorkie, Raini. They will always miss him dearly. He will be remembered for his huge heart, caring smile, and the prankster that he was.… Read the rest

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Ruben Flores 1965 – 2017

February 15, 2017
Ruben Flores 1965 – 2017

Ruben Flores, 51, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.
Funeral services were held, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 in Alexander’s Midway Chapel. Burial followed at Springtown Cemetery.
Vincent was born Nov. 13, 1965 in San Antonio to Jose M. and Guadalupe Cortinas Flores. They both preceded him in death along with his siblings, Pedro, Elida, Arthur, Jerry and Macario. Vincent was a mechanic and worked at T. J.’s Machine shop in Azle.
Survivors include his son, Vincent; and Vincent’s mother, Tami Reyna and her husband, Saul; siblings, Julian, Jospehine, Lucy, Janie, Rachel, Elva, Emily and Joe.… Read the rest

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Jerry Don Womack 1937 – 2017

February 15, 2017
Jerry Don Womack 1937 – 2017

Jerry Don Womack, 79, passed away peacefully at home Feb. 9, 2017, a few days shy of his 80th birthday.
Friends and family were invited to Biggers Funeral Home on Sunday, Feb. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. to pay their respects to such a loving and caring husband, father, father-n-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, mentor and friend to so many.
Jerry will be laid to rest at the DFW National Cemetery with a private family ceremony at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider making a donation to the “Jerry and Helen Womack Scholarship” at Tarrant County College which can benefit only graduates of Azle High School who wish to further their education at the NW Campus of TCC.… Read the rest

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Laurelle Sharpe Morris 1924 – 2017

February 8, 2017
Laurelle Sharpe Morris 1924 – 2017

Laurelle Morris, 92, passed away Jan. 15, 2017 in Weatherford, Texas.
Services were held Friday Feb. 3, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Azleland Cemetery and Memorial Park Chapel located at 850 N. Cardinal Rd Azle, Texas 76020.
Leila Laurelle Sharp Morris was born March 14, 1924 in Augusta Georgia.
Memorials may be sent to Gran Chapter of Texas, Order of Eastern Star 8101 Valcasi Dr., Suite 101, Arlington, Texas 76001.

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Don E. Fowler 1944 – 2017

February 8, 2017
Don E. Fowler 1944 – 2017

Don E. Fowler, 72, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017.
Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 at Azle Christian Church under the direction of White’s Azle Funeral Home. Interment: Ash Creek Cemetery.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
Don was born Feb. 26, 1944 to Leslie Eugene and Eudora Carter Fowler in South Carolina.
He honorably served his country in the United States Army. Don was a police officer in Benbrook and served as a reserve police officer and volunteer firefighter in Azle. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.… Read the rest

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Lt. Col. Neal Harrington 1934 – 2017

February 8, 2017
Lt. Col. Neal Harrington 1934 – 2017

Lt. Col. Neal Joseph Harrington, U.S.A.F. (Ret) passed Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.
Service: Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Azle. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Biggers Funeral Home. Burial: Private with full military honors at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Catholic Charities USA.
Neal was born Oct. 13, 1934 in Boston, Massachusetts. After attending the University of Massachusetts, he joined the U.S. Air Force. In his 24 years of service, he received many medals and commendations for his outstanding service to our country.… Read the rest

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Bettie Lee Tipton Huffer 1930 – 2017

February 8, 2017
Bettie Lee Tipton Huffer 1930 – 2017

Bettie Lee Tipton Huffer, 86, passed away peacefully, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 at home surrounded by those that loved her.
Service is private.
Bettie was born Sept. 8, 1930 in Admore, Maryland to Melvin Edward and Dorothy Irene Davis Tipton. They both preceded her in death along with her husband, Francis Wade Huffer, Sr. and daughter, Terry Tippett.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Mary Tipton, Sharon LaPlant and Barbara Huffer; sons, Wade and Larry Huffer; sister, Rita Jones; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

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