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Cleaton Ray Bell 1939 – 2016

December 7, 2016

Cleaton Ray Bell, 77, passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2016.
Graveside service was held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery with military honors under the direction of Biggers Funeral Home.
Survivors include children, Jason and Brenda; sisters, Laura and LaVerne; and adopted grandchild, Montana.

The Azle News,
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Sandra Sue Simmans 1941 – 2016

December 7, 2016

Sandra Sue Simmans, 74, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 in Azleland Memorial Gardens, Azle, Texas. Arrangements under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home, Victoria, Texas, 361-578-3535.
Sandra was born on Dec. 29, 1941 in Fort Worth, Texas to the late R.W. Simmans, Jr. and Pauline Davis Simmans. Sandra was a 1962 graduate of Azle High School. She enjoyed traveling in the family RV with her parents to nearly every state in the United States. She also loved the friends she made in the Honey Do Good Sam’s Club.… Read the rest

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Donald Lee Teague 1954 – 2016

December 7, 2016
Donald Lee Teague 1954 – 2016

Donald Lee Teague, 62 a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather passed away peacefully, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at home surrounded by those that love him.
Graveside service is at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 at Annis Chapel Cemetery. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Donald was born Aug. 26, 1954 in Fort Worth to Albert and Doris Blackmon Teague. They both preceded him in death along with his daughter, Christynn Holt and brothers, C.A., Charles and Billy Teague.
Survivors include his devoted wife of 42 years, Rosemary; son, Chris Teague and wife, Cristy; daughter, Tisha Grace and husband, Todd; brothers, Dennie Geary and Lloyd Teague; grandchildren, Addison Teague and wife, Melanie, Trent Grace, Brelyn Bevely and Alexa Teague; great-grandchildren, Bonnie and Waylon Teague; and several sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews.… Read the rest

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Melba Oxford Coleman 1935 – 2016

December 7, 2016
Melba Oxford Coleman 1935 – 2016

Melba Oxford Coleman died on Nov. 30, 2016 at a local care center.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. with visitation from 9-10 a.m. before the service at the Springtown Church of Christ with internment to follow in the Springtown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations in Melba’s name be made to the Springtown Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 763, Springtown, TX 76082.
Melba was born May 13, 1935 in Springtown. She was a homemaker and former bookkeeper for Tri-County Electric in Azle. She was a member of the Church of Christ and was a lifelong resident of Springtown.… Read the rest

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Warren Mullennix 1924 – 2016

December 7, 2016
Warren Mullennix 1924 – 2016

Warren Mullennix, 92, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016.
Services were held Monday, Nov. 21 at the First Baptist Church of Springtown. Interment was at Azleland Memorial Park.
Warren was born Aug. 25, 1924 in Crowley to Margaret Viola Clinton and Eugene Douglas Mullennix. He was employed at General Dynamics for 36 years. Warren was a Mason in Azle for over 50 years. He was a member of Walnut Creek Baptist Church and then First Baptist Church of Springtown.
Warren was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; a sister; and a daughter.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Mullennix; daughters, Jonetta Wright(Martin) and Shauna Smitt (John); grandchildren, Brent, Russell, Aubyn and Shaun; and five great-grandchildren.… Read the rest

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Curtis William Snider 1960 – 2016

December 7, 2016
Curtis William Snider 1960 – 2016

Curtis William Snider, 56, passed away on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, after a long battle with brain cancer.
Vigil was held on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Fort Worth.
Memorial service was held on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Fort Worth.
Memorials: Should friends desire: Memorials may be given to Holy Family Catholic Church or Catholic Charities of Fort Worth, 249 Thornhill Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76115.
Curtis was born on July 15, 1960 in Fort Worth to Bill and Betty Snider. He was a 1978 graduate of Azle High School and attended TCJC where he received an Associates Degree.… Read the rest

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Joe Marion Calvert 1931 – 2016

December 7, 2016
Joe Marion Calvert 1931 – 2016

Joe Marion Calvert, Sr., 85, passed away, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016.
Funeral service is at 11 a.m., Thursday in Alexander’s Midway Chapel, Springtown. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.
Joe was born Oct. 5, 1931 in Winnsboro to Wille C. and Myrtice Asbill Calvert. They both preceded him in death along with a son David, grandson, R.J., brothers, Tommy and Bob and sister, Elsie.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; sons, Joe Jr., Michael, Derrick, Rex, Michael, Scott, Billy Joe, Clint and Christopher; daughters, Terrie, Francis, Geneva, April and Susan; 27 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Alexander Midway Funeral Home, Springtown, 817-677-2634.… Read the rest

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Evelyn Stone Russell 1924 – 2016

November 30, 2016
Evelyn Stone Russell 1924 – 2016

Evelyn Stone Russell, 92, passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2016.
Graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Monday in Annis Chapel Cemetery in Springtown. Visitation was from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at White’s Azle Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail, Azle, 76020.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, James and Josephine Stone; husband of 46 years, Tech Sgt. Charles Russell; and daughter, Sharon Brown.
Survivors include her children, Elaine Gill, Dowden Brown and Jennifer Brown; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Roy E. Stone.

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Linda Hidler Martin 1938 – 2016

November 30, 2016
Linda Hidler Martin 1938 – 2016

Linda Hidler Martin, 78, our beautiful mother, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, after a courageous battle with kidney cancer.
A private family graveside service was held Monday. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood. Reception was held at 3 p.m. Monday at Greenwood.
Linda was born May 2, 1938, to Samuel Oren Hidler and Etta Belle McLemore Hidler, in Ladonia, Texas, Fannin County. Linda and her family moved to White Settlement in 1943. She attended and graduated from Brewer High School in 1956. Linda married Billy Ray Martin in Fort Worth and they had two daughters. Linda decided later in life to become an R.N., working many years for Randy James M.D.… Read the rest

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Ronald Ray Ragan 2016

November 30, 2016
Ronald Ray Ragan 2016

Ronald Ray Ragan, 74, passed Monday, Nov. 21, 2016.
Memorial service with Military Honors were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at Lighthouse Fellowship Church, 7200 Robertson Rd., Fort Worth.
The Veterans Freedom Retreat donations in lieu of flowers.
Ron was a Vietnam War veteran and retired USAF Msgt. Also, a retired Lockheed Martin 20 year employee.
He was a loving husband of 38 years to his wife, Sharon and enjoyed living life to the fullest.
He was preceded in death by his son, James Ray.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon; sister, Janet; stepmother, Ruth; granddaughter, Heather; grandsons, Brandon and Caleb; and four great-grandchildren.… Read the rest

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