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Loretta Montgomery 1935 – 2017

January 11, 2017
Loretta Montgomery 1935 – 2017

Loretta Montgomery, 81, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017.
Graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Azleland Memorial Park.
Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at White’s Azle Funeral Home.
Loretta was born August 4, 1935 in Gilliland, Texas to T.J. and Vernice Dodd Mayberry. She married the love of her life, R. D.(Don) Montgomery, March 18, 1950. Loretta was at his side and his rock through almost 66 years of marriage. From his one man construction company into multiple successful businesses and ventures, she was there until the end. Loretta truly enjoyed trophy deer hunting, especially with the grandkids and was a very dedicated and experienced hunter in her own right.She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi in Wichita Falls.… Read the rest

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Jack D. Anderson 1918 – 2017

January 11, 2017
Jack D. Anderson 1918 – 2017

Jack D. Anderson, age 98, of Azle, Texas passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2017.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16 at Sunset Funeral Home in El Paso, Texas followed by a military graveside service at the Ft. Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso. Visitation will be at Sunset Funeral Home on Monday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Jack was born on Oct. 10, 1918 in Hastings, West Virginia. He married Iris Gwendolyn Lightner on Dec. 1, 1941. Jack enlisted in the US Army on July 5, 1941 and was a veteran of WWII. He served as a driver and repairman with the 16th EVAC Hospital unit in Italy, Europe and North Africa.… Read the rest

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Gloria “Pat” Torell 1918 – 2017

January 11, 2017
Gloria “Pat” Torell 1918 – 2017

Gloria Pearl “Pat” Torell, 98, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 at her home in Atoka, Tennessee.
Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan.16, 2017 at Hoggard-Reynolds Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at White’s Azle Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ash Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 300 S. Stewart, Azle, TX, 76020.
Pat was born Sept. 1, 1918 in Poolville, Texas to Isaac Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth Smith Roe. Her ancestors were one of the first settlers to arrive in 1855 when Azle was known only as the Ash Creek Settlement.… Read the rest

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Mozell Wright 1926 – 2017

January 4, 2017
Mozell Wright 1926 – 2017

Mozell Wright, 90, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2017.
Graveside Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday at Azleland Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at White’s Azle Funeral Home.
Mozell was born April 20, 1926 in Parker County, Texas to Robert Henry and Laura Riggs Cross. She dearly loved God, family and reading the Bible. She had an identical twin that has passed away. Mozell enjoyed dancing, crossword and search word books. She had lived her entire life around Azle. She was a member of Walnut Creek Baptist Church in Reno for many years.… Read the rest

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Denver Loyd (D.L.) Hall 1928 – 2016

January 4, 2017
Denver Loyd (D.L.) Hall 1928 – 2016

Denver Loyd (D.L.) Hall, age 88, of Azle, Texas, passed away Dec. 30, 2016.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, January 5, 2017, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Wilson Chapel Cemetery in Lowry Crossing, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6 – 8 p.m., Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
Denver was born Oct. 2, 1928, in Verona, Texas, to Charles Pritchard and Eileen (Prestige) Hall. He married Jackie Spencer on March 7, 1951, in Clovis, New Mexico. Denver was a landscaper and he landscaped the Six Flags Over Texas locations in Texas, Georgia, and Missouri.… Read the rest

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Robert Eugene Bradberry 1938 – 2016

January 4, 2017
Robert Eugene Bradberry 1938 – 2016

Robert Eugene Bradberry, 78, passed away after a lengthy illness on Dec. 30, 2016.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m., Wednesday at Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will be 11 a.m., Thursday at Azleland Memorial Park. Robert was born Oct. 18, 1938, to James and Iva Pearl Ackers Bradberry, in Jacksonville.
Robert was a member at North Side Baptist Church. He was a retired banker from First Financial Bank in Weatherford. Robert loved to fish and spend time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Michaella Bradberry; children, David Mills and wife Christy, Dustin Brown and wife Miranda, and Christi Tucker; grandchildren, Vincent Tucker and Christopher Toole; great-grandchildren, Dakota Toole and Bryan Toole; and a host of family and friends.… Read the rest

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Marjorie Jean Howard 1927 – 2016

January 4, 2017

Marjorie Jean Howard, nee Hodges, born Oct. 7, 1927, passed away on Dec. 22, 2016. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Her parents, Ben and Thelma preceded her in death as did her much loved and missed daughter, Ginger Berry.
Hers was an endless love for her family and no words can ever express how her family loved her and will miss her.
She is survived by husband, Neal Howard; two daughters; two sons-in-law; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The Azle News,
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R.D. Montgomery Sr. 1932 – 2017

January 4, 2017
R.D. Montgomery Sr. 1932 – 2017

R.D. Montgomery Sr., 84, loving husband, father, grandfather, businessman and friend, passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.
Graveside service is at 2 p.m. Thursday in Azleland Memorial Park. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at White’s Azle Funeral Home.
R.D. was born in Post Oak on Sept. 24, 1932, to Eugene and Edith Montgomery. He married the former Loretta Mayberry of Knox County in 1950.
R.D. was involved in the oil and gas industry as well as the healthcare industry. In 1958 he went into the construction business for himself that evolved into the construction and operation of multiple facilities across the state.… Read the rest

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Bettye W. Bennett 1931 – 2016

December 28, 2016
Bettye W. Bennett 1931 – 2016

Bettye W. Bennett joined her beloved husband in Heaven on Dec. 19, 2016.
Funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at the First Baptist Church of Lakeside. A private family interment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Biggers Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the First Baptist Church of Lakeside, 8801 Jacksboro Highway, Fort Worth, Texas, 76135.
Bettye was a member of First Baptist Church of Lakeside. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1931.
Bettye was preceded in death by her husband, Alan D. Bennett.… Read the rest

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Jimmy Phil Jennings 1933 – 2016

December 20, 2016
Jimmy Phil Jennings 1933 – 2016

Jimmy Phil Jennings, 83, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016.
Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 at Azle Church of Christ. Interment at Ash Creek Cemetery, Azle, following the service.
Visitation is at Greenwood Funeral Home, 3100 White Settlement Rd. in Fort Worth, from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20.
Jimmy was born Jan. 1, 1933, in Fort Worth to John J. and Cora Pruett Jennings. He married Doris Jean Rose Jennings in 1998.
Jimmy was preceded in death by wife, Dorothy Berry Jennings on April 2, 1997; sister, Sue Reams and husband, Bob of Fort Worth.
Survivors include sons, Phil Jennings and wife, Terrie, of Weatherford, Chuck Jennings of Palm Springs, California, Mark Jennings and wife, Crystal, of Fort Worth; stepsons, Keith Rose of Fort Worth, Scott Rose and wife, Debra, of Fort Worth; nine very special grandchildren; four very special great-grandchildren; sister, Corine Wilson Aaron and husband, Theo of Azle; brother, Dan Jennings and wife, Jeanette of Bowie; brother-in-law, Jimmy Phillips and wife, Teresa of Azle; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.… Read the rest

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