Brenda Joyce Bryant went to be with our Lord and Savior on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016
Services will be held Friday, Nov. 18 at 1:30 p.m. in Greenwood Chapel, in Fort Worth. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood.
Brenda was a long time resident of Azle and of New Hope Baptist Church. She was an avid gardener, a good cook, and loved everybody that she met. She was dearly loved by her family.
Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, Eva and Allie Bryant; brothers, Lloyd Bryant, Buddy Bryant, Thomas Bryant, Jack Bryant, Delbert Bryant, Dutch Bryant, and Paul Bryant; and sister, Dorothy Wilkerson.… Read the rest
Kelly Wayne Mitchell, 76, went to be with the Lord on Friday evening, Nov. 11, 2016, in Fort Worth.
Funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Lakeside. Interment was at Ash Creek Cemetery in Azle. Visitation was from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Biggers Funeral Home.
Memorials: Senior Adult Ministry at First Baptist Church of Lakeside, 8801 Jacksboro Hwy., Lakeside, Texas, 76135.
Kelly Wayne Mitchell was born May 29, 1940, in Hobart, Oklahoma, to Robert and Dolly Mitchell. He grew up in Hobart and graduated from Hobart High School in 1958, after which he attended Texas Tech on scholarship for football, a sport that he truly loved.… Read the rest
Charles “Jay” Freeman, 45, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, at Triple Cross Cowboy Church, Granbury. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery, Lipan. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 at Wiley Chapel, Lipan.
Memorials can be made to the Jay Freeman Memorial Fund c/o Comanche National Bank, 14003 South FM 4, Santo, Texas 76472.
Jay was born March 15, 1971 in Abilene to E.J. and Charlotte Freeman. When Jay met Amber Dildy, she beat him at a game of pool and stole his heart. They married Oct.… Read the rest
Ruth Carlisle Bunch, 93, passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016.
Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Union Cemetery, Gustine, under the direction of White’s Azle Funeral Home.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at White’s Funeral Home.
Ruth was born Aug. 21, 1923 in Hamilton County to Robert Edward and Bettie Ann Essary Perkins.
She was preceded in death by four great-grandsons, Blake Don Erwin, and Zachary Downs of Saginaw and Devin and Dylan Carlisle of Olympia, Washington.
Survivors include daughter, Barbara Carlisle Duncan of Azle; son, Wayne Carlisle and wife, Joann of White Settlement; six grandchildren and their spouses; 13 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; several extended family members, neighbors, and friends.… Read the rest
Betty Henson Jennings, 87, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 after a brief illness.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, a Christian lady of great character who had a zest for living.
Betty was born Sept. 27, 1929 in Chillicothe to Claude Herman and Ora Alice Henson. After spending much of her childhood in Fayetteville, Arkansas, she graduated from Winslow (Arizona) High School in 1947.
She attended Northern Idaho College of Education in Lewiston, and worked for the Santa Fe Railroad in Winslow and Phoenix before enrolling at Abilene Christian College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1953.… Read the rest
Darrenn Austin Plaunty of Azle passed away Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016.
A celebration of life was held Oct. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Biggers Funeral Home in Lake Worth.
Darrenn was born Aug. 26, 1959 in San Diego, California. He lived in Azle for the last 21 years.
He was an exceptional cook, and especially exceptional with tools. Some of Darrenn’s biggest rewards were coaching baseball when his sons were smaller, and as an Azle band parent. He was that one guy who would help you if you were stranded on the side of the road, or give you his last dollar.… Read the rest
Gerald Lamont Shinn, 79, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Fort Worth.
Funeral was held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Greenwood Chapel. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens, where husband, father and friend, Gerald Shinn, was laid to rest. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood.
Gerald was born in Tyronza, Ark., on Aug. 26, 1937, to George and Mary Shinn.
Gerald was very active in Azle civic affairs. He was on the board of the Azle Pastoral Counseling Center and honorary member of the Azle FFA. Also, he was chairman of one of the fund-raising committees of the Eagle Mountain Area Suburban Hospital (now Harris, Texas Health Resource of Azle.)
He was a charter member of the Azle Sertoma Club, which was founded in 1972.… Read the rest
Hugh C. Bryant Jr., 88, retired government inspector, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Hugh was a loving husband, brother, uncle, veteran, pilot, helicopter inspector, ham radio operator, animal lover and Dallas Cowboys fan. He’ll be missed more than he could imagine. Funeral Mass: Services were held last Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Church, in Arlington.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Humane Society of North Texas.
Hugh was born at home in Fort Worth Aug. 13, 1928, to Clara and Hugh C. Bryant Sr. He graduated from Laneri Catholic High School in May 1945, one of eight in his graduating class.… Read the rest
Henry Holbrook, 86, loving father, grandfather and friend, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.
Graveside service was held Monday, Oct. 31 at Azleland Mausoleum under the direction of White’s Azle Funeral Home.
Henry was born in Olney to Vergil Sealah and Zora Frances Daniels Holbrook. He honorably served his country in the United States Army. Henry retired from the Fort Worth I.S.D. after working there for 29 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruth; and brothers, Earl and JB Holbrook.
Survivors include daughters, Aileen Frantz and husband, Felton, Cindi Reznicek and husband, Larry, and Barbara Hollinsworth; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and brother, Virgil Holbrook; and several nieces and nephews.… Read the rest