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Melba Gay Pirie 1939 – 2017

August 2, 2017
Melba Gay Pirie 1939 – 2017

Melba Gay Pirie went to be with her Lord on July 15, 2017.
Services were held Thursday, July 20th, 2017, 10:00am in care of Roberts Family Funeral Home.
Melba is survived by her daughter, Rhonda Hays and husband Rick; sons, Sam Brooks and wife Rachael, Michael Pirie and wife Brandi; brother, Carl Ragan and wife Irene; grandchildren; step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren; step-great-grandchild; brother; nieces and nephews along with many other loving family and friends.

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Ayesha Leann Boykin 1972 – 2017

August 2, 2017
Ayesha Leann Boykin 1972 – 2017

Ayesha Leann Boykin, dedicated wife, mother and friend of many left this earthly blessed life on Thursday, July 27, 2017.
Funeral was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lakeview Fellowship Church. Interment: Dido Cemetery. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Ayesha’s name to Ally’s Wish at allyswish.org.
Ayesha was born Dec. 28, 1972, in Fort Worth and raised in Azle. She graduated from Azle High School in 1991. Ayesha attended the University of Texas in Arlington while working at Lake Worth National Bank, ultimately earning a Bachelor’s degree in business in 1995.… Read the rest

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Nelwyn Simpson 1927 – 2017

August 2, 2017
Nelwyn Simpson 1927 – 2017

Nelwyn Simpson, 89, a retired clerk, went to be with our Lord Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in Fort Worth.
Funeral was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Victory Christian Center in Azle with graveside at 3 p.m. at Collinsville Cemetery in Collinsville. Family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Rev. James Hartin officiated. Pallbearers were Dale Simpson, Zach Simpson, R.J. Simpson, Kasey Bischel, Shane Crosley, Matt Myers, and Maddix Myers.
Nelwyn was born on Aug. 8, 1927 to Auther and Francis (Tishmaker) Curry in Denison, Texas. She was united in marriage to James Simpson on March 16, 1965 in Durant, Oklahoma.… Read the rest

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John Jason Sloan 1976 – 2017

August 2, 2017
John Jason Sloan 1976 – 2017

John Jason Sloan, 41, a dental lab technician, passed from this earthly life surrounded by his family who adored him, on Sunday, July 30, 2017.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 10, at Ash Creek Baptist Church, 300 S. Stewart St., Azle, 76020, Interment: Ash Creek Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at White’s Azle Funeral Home, 105 Denver Tr., Azle, 76020.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions for his son, Emmanuel. Financial gifts may be sent in the name of John Jason Sloan to Pinnacle Bank, Attention to Frances Conwell, 316 NW Parkway, Azle, 76020.… Read the rest

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William R. Wyser III, “Bill” 1943 – 2017

August 2, 2017
William R. Wyser III, “Bill” 1943 – 2017

William R. Wyser III, “Bill”, passed away July 14, 2017. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on Jan. 3, 1943, to Rosa Lee and William R. Wyser Jr. His memorial service was held at Eagle Mountain Memorial Post 2137, on July 22, 2017.
Bill was a career marine retiring after 23 years. He had a distinguished career as a Marine Corp aviator, which included several tours in Vietnam, helicopter rescues in California Mountains and a C130 pilot flying all over the Pacific.
After retiring from the Marine Corp he was a corporate pilot for Northrup, in Hawthorne, California, a manager for Motorola in Schaumburg, Illinois, then a teacher at Azle High School, from which he retired after 10 years.… Read the rest

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Pauline Teaters 1942 – 2017

July 26, 2017
Pauline Teaters 1942 – 2017

Pauline Teaters, 75, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017. A private memorial service will be held later.
Paula Teaters was an angel in the flesh sent by God to walk us through life. She will be truly missed by her family. Paula loved spending time with her family, sewing, working puzzles, and reading books about the old west.
She is survived by her children, Shawna Maley, Darryl Claxton, Robert Claxton; grandchildren, Tanya Maley, Michael Maley, Shane Maley, Bryanna Wheeler, Chelsea Raymond, Kara Wilson, Ricky Cudjo and Shayla George; plus 21 great-grandchildren; brother, Jim Faulkenberry; sister, Phyllis Herman; plus many other loving family and friends; also survived by her loving and dedicated husband, Samuel Teaters.… Read the rest

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Alta Lee Percival 1947 – 2017

July 26, 2017

Alta Lee Percival, 70, passed away Wednesday July 5, 2017.
A Mass of the Resurrection was held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Lee was born Nov. 27, 1947 in Fort Worth, Texas to Raymond and Laverne Knight and was married to Emmitt F. Percival on March 28, 1981 in Temple City, California.
Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Emmitt of Azle; daughter, Angie Daniel Frey of Azle; and granddaughter, Ashley Frey.

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Douglas Benson Kelty, II 1948 – 2017

July 26, 2017
Douglas Benson Kelty, II 1948 – 2017

Douglas Benson Kelty, II, 68, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, July, 1, 2017. Interment will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 28, 2017 at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Douglas was born April 12, 1948 in Fort Worth to Douglas Benson Kelty, Jr. and Virginia Reed Kelty. They both preceded him in death. Douglas served in the Marines and the Army and retired after 20 years of dedicated service to his country. He fought in Vietnam in the special forces. His family is at peace that his war has ended. Douglas was an avid sculptor and had a passion for his basset hounds.… Read the rest

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William R. Wyser III 1943 – 2017

July 26, 2017
William R. Wyser III 1943 – 2017

William R. Wyser III, “Bill”, passed away July 14, 2017. Services were held Saturday, July 22, 2017 in care of Roberts Family Funeral Home.
We honor the life and the sacrifices made by Bill.
Bill is survived by his wife, Diane; son, William Gregory Wyser of Azle; daughter, Andrea Fiacco, of San Clemente, California; grandchildren, Christian Jacob Orpineda, Blake Fiacco, Kenneth Wyser, Kayla Wyser; brothers, Richard Wyser, Reagan Wyser, Ralph Wyser; sister, Francis Mills along with many other loving family and friends.

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Dwight “Randy” Richardson, Sr. 1954 – 2017

July 26, 2017
Dwight “Randy” Richardson, Sr. 1954 – 2017

Dwight “Randy” Richardson Sr., 62, a loving husband, daddy, pawpaw and brother went home to be with his Heavenly Father, Thursday, July 20, 2017.
Funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in Alexander’s Midway Chapel, Springtown. Visitation was from 6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.
Randy Sr. was born Nov. 11, 1954 in Weatherford to Bobbie Eugene and Shirley Richardson. They both preceded him in death along with his son, Gabriel.
He was a strong Christian with a big heart and was loved by many and will be missed by all.
Survivors include his wife, Cathy; children, Randy Jr., Natasha, Justin, Kyle, Jonathan, Angela, Dakota and Brittany; siblings, Ray, Shelly, Tammy and Sheila; grandchildren, Dayne, Tailar, Natasha, Jacob, Kailyn, Matthew, Tabbitha, Mickel, Atlas and Lathen; and many friends.… Read the rest

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