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Arthur Melvin Connel 1930-2015

August 26, 2015
Arthur Melvin Connel 1930-2015

Arthur Melvin Connel, 84, of Azle, passed away Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church of Azle, 1017 Boyd Road, Azle, 76020. His body will lie in state one hour prior to service time at the church in Azle. Interment will be held at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m. Monday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home.
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Ruth Hall 1927-2015

August 26, 2015
Ruth Hall  1927-2015

Ruth Hall born November 11, 1927, passed away at the age of 87, in the Azle Hospital, on Thursday, August 20, 2015.
Funeral services were held at  10 a.m., Tuesday, August 25.  at Biggers Funeral Home, 6100 Azle Ave., Lake Worth. Visitation was Monday evening at the funeral home.  Interment  followed at New Hope Cemetery. Pall Bearers were her grandsons, Clay Hall, Selden Gilley, Seth Dempsey, Jason Karbach, Robert Wood,  and Raymond Stephens. Honorary pall bearer Matthew Hall (deceased).
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Shane Veselka 2015

August 26, 2015
Shane Veselka 2015

Shane Veselka, 40, of Azle, passed away, Monday, August 17, 2015.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday in Alexander’s Midway Chapel, Springtown. Shane was born, Aug. 15, 1975 in Taft to Ted Veselka and Paula Boudreaux.
His father preceded him in death.
Survivors include parents, Paula and Melvin Webb; son, Colton Griffith; siblings, Amie Holt and husband, Gary and Brian Veselka and wife, Kim; grandson, Keaton; granddaughter on the way, Melody; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Alexander Midway Funeral Home-Springtown, 817-677-2634.
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Reba Calhoun 1917-2015

August 26, 2015

Reba Calhoun, mother, grandmother and teacher passed away Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, 21 days shy of her 98th birthday.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 at Ash Creek Cemetery, 300 S. Stewart St., Azle.
Visitations will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at White’s Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford.
Reba was born Sept. 7, 1917 to the late Hunt and Evelena Woody Scoggin, in the Sabathney Community. She was the granddaughter of Parker County pioneers, Samuel “Red Sam” Woody and Mary “Mollie White” Woody.
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William John “Bill” George 2015

August 26, 2015
William John “Bill” George 2015

William John “Bill” George, 62, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Biggers Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to vascularcures.org, or nfed.org
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Bill was born in Floydada to Morris George and Ellen Brock.
Survivors include Linda George; son, Bradley George and wife, Jaclyn; daughter, Kristy Young and husband, Chris; grandchildren, Blake George, Brooklyn Young, Brady Young, and Nate Meadows.
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Linda Purcell 1947-2015

August 19, 2015
Linda Purcell 1947-2015

Linda Kaye Purcell, our angel on earth who lived, laughed and loved. Linda, 68, died peacefully on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at her home in Azle. She was surrounded by her family after her struggle with cancer.
Memorial service and celebration of her life was held Friday, August 14 at Ash Creek Baptist Church.
Linda was born Jan. 19, 1947, in Alva, Oklahoma, the daughter of Lloyd and Merle Cook.
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Billy Creel 1932-2015

August 19, 2015
Billy Creel 1932-2015

Billy Creel, 83, proud Korean War Veteran, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Per Billy’s request no service is scheduled.
In lieu of flowers the family would like donations in Billy’s name made to the Salvation Army.
Billy was born in Weatherford to Leroy and Bertha Jackson Creel Feb. 25, 1932. He was employed with Bell Helicopter for 28 years.
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Jackie Bills 1934-2015

August 19, 2015
Jackie Bills 1934-2015

Jackie Bills, 80, surrounded by family, passed from this life on August 9, 2015.
A graveside service will be in Roswell, New Mexico, August 28.
The family asks in lieu of flowers that donations be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 38, Perrin, Texas 76486.
Jackie was born Sept. 7, 1934 in Stephenville, Texas to Tim and Grace Gray. In 1951, she married Bill Brewer, who preceded her in death. In 1959, Jackie married Luther “Buddy” Bills in Roswell, New Mexico. She worked in various office positions. After retiring, Jackie loved living full-time in their RV, spending summers working in Yellowstone National Park.… Read the rest

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Roy G. Vardeman 1927-2015

August 19, 2015
Roy G. Vardeman 1927-2015

Roy G. Vardeman, 88, was called home on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. He is now walking with Jesus.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Ash Creek Cemetery. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Biggers Funeral Home.
Roy was born July 8, 1927, in Bangs to Willie and Fatima Vardeman. He was a disabled veteran of World War II. He moved to Fort Worth in 1948 and retired from General Dynamics after 42 years.
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Raymond Higgins 2015

August 19, 2015
Raymond Higgins 2015

Raymond Higgins, 81, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in White’s Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Higgins was not an ordinary man, he adopted every person, or animal that needed a loving hand. He knew no stranger; he embraced everyone into his home. He did not know the poor, because as long as he had a dollar, so did they.
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