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Walter Eugene Smith 1932 – 2016

February 3, 2016
Walter Eugene Smith  1932 – 2016
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Walter Eugene Smith, 83, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 in Azle.
Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at Christway Baptist Church in Springtown.
Walter was born April 25, 1932 in Blue Mountain, Mississippi to Charles E. and Minta Clark Smith. They both preceded him in death along with one son, Terry Smith.
Survivors include sons, Richard Smith and wife, Essie, Eddie Smith and wife, Lesta and Randy Smith and wife, Laura; twelve grandchildren; twenty six great grandchildren and one great- great grandson. Alexander Midway Funeral Home, Springtown, 817-677-2634.… Read the rest

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Lillie May Bunton Shannon 1930 – 2016

February 3, 2016
Lillie May Bunton Shannon  1930 – 2016
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Lillie May Bunton Shannon, 85, of Fort Worth, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.
Lillie was born Sept. 2, 1930 to her parents, Arthur and Etta.
Lillie enjoyed dancing, sewing, and homemaking.  Lillie loved her Lord and Savior and her family. Lillie will be deeply missed and always in our hearts.
Survivors include husband, William “Bill” Shannon; daughter, Teresa Golden and husband Jim; daughter, Sandi Foster and husband Craig; son, Floyd Bunton, Jr. and Darlin Lopez; step-son William “Dub” Shannon Jr.; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; brother-in-love Carl David Houk; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Shirley Jane Kimberlin 1935 – 2016

February 3, 2016
Shirley Jane Kimberlin   1935 – 2016
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Shirley passed away on Jan. 24, 2016.
Shirley was born April 18, 1935 in Harris Station, Tennessee to Cecil D. and Nina Mae.   Shirley met Yandell Kimberlin and later married him on October 30, 1952.   It was true love.  They raised a beautiful family together.
While her entire family and friends are greatly saddened by Shirley’s death, they are comforted to know that she is now reunited with her family that passed before her.
Survivors include daughter, Vicki; son, Alan and his wife Shelly; and daughter-in-law, Jacqui; three grandsons and six granddaughters, and thirteen great- grandchildren.… Read the rest

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Donna Louise Evans 1961 – 2016

February 3, 2016
Donna Louise Evans  1961 – 2016

Donna Louise Evans passed away Monday Jan. 25, 2016 at the age of 54.
Celebration of life will be held at Gospel Gathering Fellowship in Azle, Texas Feb. 6 at 2 p.m.
Donna was born May 3, 1961 in Fort Worth, Texas.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister.
Survivors include husband of 31 years  Lance Evans; daughters, Natalie Evans of Azle, Nicole Neugubauer and spouse Frank of Elkhart; son, Cody Evans of Bedford;  mother, Margie Criner of Keller, father, David Miller of Azle; sisters, Debra Zann and spouse James of Watauga and Diana Dunklin and spouse Michael of Cisco.  sister and brother in-law Jackie and Carl Fox of Springtown; grandchildren Elizabeth, Ethan, Kensi and Mason along with numerous nieces and nephews.… Read the rest

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Elvis Franklin Pressley 1959 – 2016

February 3, 2016
Elvis Franklin Pressley   1959 – 2016

Elvis Franklin Pressley, 56, a loving and faithful husband, father, brother and grandfather, passed away, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016.
Memorial Service will be held at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Alexander’s Midway Chapel, Springtown.
Elvis was born Feb. 10, 1959 in Rockhill, South Carolina to James Henry and Pearl Almer Sweat Pressley.
They both preceded him in death along with two brothers, Jerry and James Jr. Pressley.
Survivors include loving wife of 40 years, Kathy; children, Ricky (Linda), Elvis Jr. (Lina), Sabrina (Paul), Chawmarie (Scott), Randy (Joslyn) and Jessie; sisters, Linda, Rachel (Jack) and Joyce; 19 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.… Read the rest

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Bobby C. Stanford 2016

February 3, 2016
Bobby C. Stanford   2016

Bobby C. Stanford, 81, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.
Funeral was held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God. Interment was held at Jaybird Cemetery followed by the visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Biggers Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Gwendolyn Stanford; children, Chuck Stanford and wife, Jill, Barney Stanford and wife, Kristi, and Kathy Gregg and husband, Jerry; brothers, Keith Stanford and Mike Stanford; sisters, Johnnie Davis, Betty George and Dorothy Hayes; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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Mrs. Ruth Virginia Lemley 1937 – 2016

January 27, 2016
Mrs. Ruth Virginia Lemley 1937 – 2016

Mrs. Ruth Virginia Lemley (Young/Holloway) passed away Saturday Jan.16, 2016 at the age of 78.
Celebration of life will be at the BJ Clark building in Azle, Texas, Feb. 13 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ruth was born April 16, 1937 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Ruth was a faithful woman, dedicated wife and mother. She will always be remembered as a “2nd Mom” to many.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Alma Young, her husbands, Sonny Holloway and Chester Lloyd Lemley, and her granddaughter, Kayleigh Brown.
Survivors include Denise Kraus, Teresa Sears, Lisa Holloway, Laurie Bussard, LeeAnne Naumann (Rick), John Lemley (Kimberly), 10 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, siblings, Gordon Young (Veta), Diana Lawrence (Terry), June Young, Dorothy Barber (Bob).… Read the rest

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Richard Curtis Porter 1965 – 2016

January 27, 2016
Richard Curtis Porter 1965 – 2016

Richard Curtis Porter passed away on Jan. 17, 2016.
Richard was born March 15, 1965 in Pensacola, Florida. His family was everything to him. Richard will be truly and deeply missed, but never forgotten, as we will always hold him dearly in our hearts.
Survivors include; brother Cary, and father, Jack Porter, wife Donna, four children, nephews, and nieces and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Modine Laverne Bailey 1932 – 2016

January 27, 2016
Modine Laverne Bailey 1932 – 2016

Modine Laverne Bailey, 83, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, surrounded by her husband and family.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Biggers Funeral Chapel. Committal will be at 2 p.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Modine Laverne Jones was born Aug. 28, 1932, in Lone Grove, Oklahoma. She married Richard L. Bailey on Sept. 10, 1955, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They have lived in Azle for over 40 years.
Survivors include husband, Richard; sons, Randy and wife, Karen, Richard, Rodney and wife, Kelly, and Ryan and wife, Shannon; grandchildren, Nicole Hartford and husband, Jack, Jennifer and Chad Bailey, Capree Greene and husband, Jeremiah, J.C., Brooke and Andrea Bailey, Rylee and Emily Bailey; and great-grandchildren, Jaden and Aubrey Hartford and Jedidiah Greene.… Read the rest

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George Elbert White 2016

January 27, 2016

George Elbert White, 76, died Jan. 22, 2016 in Azle.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 in Ash Creek Baptist Church under the direction of Biggers Funeral Home. Burial will be at Ash Creek Cemetery.
George worked for the state of Texas for 41 years before retiring. He was a member of Ash Creek Baptist Church, and was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 56 years, Sammie L. White; son, Sammy Jay White and wife; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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