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Gary Don McBee 1957 – 2017

April 26, 2017
Gary Don McBee 1957 – 2017

Gary Don McBee, 59, left this world to spend eternity with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 22, 2017.
Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Lakeside. Interment at Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Biggers Funeral Home.
Gary was born in Weatherford on July 13, 1957. He graduated from Weatherford High School in 1975 and was married to Sharon Jean Yeates on Aug. 7, 1976. Gary and Sharon moved to Lake Worth in 1977. They have been active members of First Baptist Church of Lakeside where Gary has served as a Deacon for over 32 years.… Read the rest

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Elizabeth Belle McMullen Adams 1943 – 2017

April 26, 2017
Elizabeth Belle McMullen Adams   1943 – 2017

Elizabeth Belle McMullen Adams, 74, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 17, 2017.
Services were held Friday, April 21, 2017 at Eagle Mountain Baptist Church. Interment was in Ash Creek Cemetery following the service.
Elizabeth was born in Lake Worth on Jan. 12, 1943 to James and Myrtle Mae McMullen. She was a lifelong resident of the Eagle Mountain Lake area and a charter member of Eagle Mountain Baptist Church. She loved her family and enjoyed life. Elizabeth enjoyed fishing, traveling and listening to country gospel music.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 41 years, Richard Adams; son, Rick Adams; brothers, James, Paul, Don, and Bill; and sister, Mildred Burt.… Read the rest

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Bobby Ray Chambers 1938 – 2017

April 26, 2017
Bobby Ray Chambers 1938 – 2017

A memorial service for Bobby Ray Chambers, 79, of Gainesville, is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Collinsville United Methodist Church with Rev. Gene Gordon officiating. Mr. Chambers passed away on April 22, 2017 in Gainesville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
You may sign the online register at www.geojcarroll.com.
Bobby was born March 8, 1938 in Quinlan to David Henry and Anne Alieen (Henderson) Chambers. He graduated high school in Quinlan and attended East Texas State University. On Oct. 7, 1960, he married Nina Vaughn in Wills Point. Mr.… Read the rest

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Lewis Wayne Bell 1961 – 2017

April 19, 2017
Lewis Wayne Bell 1961 – 2017

Lewis Wayne Bell, 55, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017. Services are pending at this time. The family asks that donations be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at www.themmrf.org.
Lewis was born April 19, 1961 in Dallas, to Elton Wayne and Patricia Bell.
Lewis was an outdoor person who enjoyed duck hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.
He was an artist, and worked his adult career in the furniture business.
Lewis was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his son, Anthony Bell; sisters, Vicki Willingham and husband, Bob, and Sherrie Bell; brothers, John Bell, and Jeff Bell and wife, Kristin; special nephew, Chase Bell; special nieces, Shelby Bell and Samantha Bell; other loving nephews, nieces, and family members.… Read the rest

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Billy Howard Stewart 1934 – 2017

April 19, 2017
Billy Howard Stewart 1934 – 2017

Billy “Bill” Stewart, 81, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, at First Baptist Church of Castle Hills in Azle. Committal with military honors will be at 2:15 p.m. at DFW National Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Biggers Funeral Home.
Bill was a lifelong resident of Azle. He was a deacon for First Baptist of Castle Hills for 58 years. He worked for Texas Reconstruction for 22 years.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Oma Nell Stewart.
Survivors include his children, Gary and Mary Stewart of Fort Worth, Tim and Sheri Stewart of Azle, Stephanie and Mike Baker of Trophy Club, and Stephen and Ronnette Stewart of Azle; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.… Read the rest

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Johnny Lane Welch 1937 – 2017

April 19, 2017
Johnny Lane Welch 1937 – 2017

Johnny Lane Welch, 79, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away Monday, April 17, 2017.
Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Azleland Memorial Park. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at White’s Azle Funeral Home.
Johnny was born Nov. 9, 1937 in Tyler to William and Virgie Welch. He was a hard worker, having worked for Robertson Fleet over 40 years.
Johnny enjoyed woodworking, working with his hands, doing jigsaw puzzles, spending time at flea markets and going to Las Vegas with Karen.
He dearly loved his children and grandchildren and spending time on the lake fishing.… Read the rest

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Elizabeth McMullen Adams 1943 – 2017

April 19, 2017
Elizabeth McMullen Adams 1943 – 2017

Elizabeth Belle McMullen Adams, 74, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 17, 2017.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 21 at Eagle Mountain Baptist Church. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at White’s Azle Funeral Home.
Elizabeth was born in Lake Worth on Jan. 12, 1943 to James and Myrtle Mae McMullen. She was a lifelong resident of the Eagle Mountain Lake area and a charter member of Eagle Mountain Baptist Church. She loved her family and enjoyed life. Elizabeth enjoyed fishing, traveling and listening to country gospel music.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 41 years, Richard Adams; son, Rick Adams; brothers, James, Paul, Don, and Bill; and sister, Mildred Burt.… Read the rest

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Betty Harris Orand 1928 – 2017

April 19, 2017
Betty Harris Orand 1928 – 2017

Betty Jean Harris Orand went home to heaven on Sunday, April 16, 2017.
Her life will be celebrated on Thursday, April 20 at 10:30 at Outreach of Love Church, 3591 E. Highway 199 Springtown, where she served with the Women’s Ministries and was an active member for many years.
The family requests honor donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, whom she supported for many years.
Betty Jean was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on Nov. 25, 1928, to Robert Milton Harris and Wilma E. Ellis Harris. She, with her husband, owned a carpet store in Fort Worth for many years before they retired to Springtown.… Read the rest

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William Edward Briedwall 1938 – 2017

April 12, 2017
William Edward Briedwall 1938 – 2017

William Edward Briedwell passed away April 7, 2017 in McKinney, Texas.
Visitation will be held at Ted Dickey Funeral Home in Plano on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 10 a.m. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. William will be laid to rest at Ash Creek Cemetery in Azle, Texas on Wednesday April 12, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
Donations can be made to: Plano Retired Teachers Association, Memo- Scholarship fund in William Briedwell’s honor, 4 Eastglen Place, Plano, TX 75074
William was born May 3, 1938 in Durant, Oklahoma. He earned a Bachelor’s in Physical Education and Master’s degree in Biology from the University of North Texas and spent his career doing what he loved.… Read the rest

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Joyce Marie Burnham 1943 – 2017

April 12, 2017
Joyce Marie Burnham 1943 – 2017

Joyce Marie Stein-Burnham was born July 30, 1943 in Houston, Texas to Mr. and Mrs. Billy Stein.
Services will be held April 13, 2017 at 2 p.m at Azleland Cemetery located at 850 N. Cardinal Rd Azle, Texas 76020
The family is greatly saddened by their loss, but wish everyone to celebrate and rejoice her reunion with her parents, her husband Lester James Burnham and her son Leslie Burnham in her new home in The Eternal Kingdom of Heaven.

The Azle News,
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