Truett Reed, 87, passed away Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 at White’s Azle Chapel. Interment was in Nelson Cemetery.
Truett was born Nov. 24, 1928 in Azle to Thomas Earl Reed, Sr. and Pansy Jones Reed. He grew up on a dairy farm, attended Liberty Elementary and Azle High School. Truett attended Texas A&M and graduated in 1949.
He met his wife, Leona Kopnski while they both were serving in the Army overseas and married in 1951. They settled in Ballinger where he taught Agriculture at the high school there. They moved to Azle in 1958 where he was the co-owner of Reed-Hiett Insurance Agency.… Read the rest
Jonathan Michael O’Brien, 25, a loving son, brother, grandson and uncle passed away, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday in Alexander’s Midway Chapel in Springtown.
Jonathan was born Dec. 12, 1990 in Dallas to Terry O’Brien and Deborah Kirkland.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Don and Donna Kirkland and Bennie and Jean O’Brien.
Survivors include mama, Debi Kirkland; daddy, Terry O’Brien; siblings, Ben O’Brien and wife, Brittany, Anthony Ramires, Amber O’Brien, Terry O’Brien, and Jacob O’Brien; grandmother, Sylvia Kirkland; fiancé, Tara Lockhart and their son, Luke; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Alexander Midway Funeral Home, Springtown, 817-677-2634.… Read the rest
Janice Morre Leithner Stober left this life on a beautiful fall day in September to begin the next great adventure.
A Celebration of Life will be Monday, Oct. 3 at Deer Cove Event Center from 6-9 p.m.
Memorials may be made to: Shine Therapy Oncology Massage, 1450 8th Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76104; www.shinetherapy.org or Parker Paws, P.O. Box 781, Weatherford, TX 76086-0781: http://parkerpaws.org
Janice was born in Davenport, Iowa in 1954 as the first daughter to Bill and Ida Leithner. She grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and graduated from Southwest High School, where she excelled at gymnastics. She attended TCJC.… Read the rest
Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Walsh went to rest in the comfort of our Lord Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, after losing her battle with cancer.
The family welcomes friends and loved ones to join them in celebrating Betty’s life at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 800 High Crest Drive, Azle, 76020.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Community Hospice Foundation at the James L. West Center, 1111 Summit Ave., Fort Worth, Texas, 76102.
Betty was born Elizabeth Ann Oakes to parents Patrick “Paddy” Oakes and Ann Marie Oakes of Coatbridge, Scotland, on Oct.… Read the rest
Doris Maurine Reynolds, 88, passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2016.
Graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at Jaybird Cemetery under the direction of White’s Azle Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Ste., 250, Dallas, 75244.
Maurine was born March 28, 1928 in Ackerly to William and Rebecca Williams. She attended Springtown High School where she was an avid volleyball player and graduated in 1936. After refusing a scholarship to Baylor University, she became a dedicated employee to the U.S. Government until she retired.
In her spare time, Maruine loved to play the piano and could always be found in the front row of the church choir.… Read the rest
Lorene Pritchard, 94, passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2016.
Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 in White’s Azle Chapel. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until service time in White’s Azle Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Tarrant Area Food Bank, 2600 Cullen St., 76102.
Lorene was born July 23, 1922 in Grapevine, to Harry and Mae Velte. She worked at Montgomery Ward for over 25 years. She cherished her family and will be remembered as being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister.
Lorene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ardis Pritchard; sisters, Hazel Bowden and Jeannine Ward; and granddaughter, Andria Wilson.… Read the rest
Vera Lou Evans, 86, passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2016.
Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Friendship Cemetery.
Vera was born Jan. 7, 1930 in Fort Worth. She spent her earlier years in Fort Worth and then moved to Boyd where she graduated high school.
Vera married B.F. Hayes in 1948 and raised a family. She was a Christian woman and was raised in the Baptist church.
She is preceded in death by her first husband, B.F. Hayes; her second husband, Sid Evans; and son, James Hayes.
Survivors include son, Wayne Hayes and wife, Sharon; brother, Gene Autry and wife, Peggy; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.… Read the rest
Mary Annette Massey, 5, passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2016.
Service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at White’s Azle Chapel.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m Tuesday, Sept. 13 at White’s Azle Funeral Home, 105 Denver Trail, Azle.
A reception will follow at 5 p.m. at another location.
Mary was very much loved. She was always happy and made people smile no matter where she went. She’s also an organ donor so she will be helping out other children.
She leaves behind her mother Kayla Massey; big sister, Gloria Hooper-Massey; big brother, Nathan Massey; soulmate Damian Reyes; grandfather, Grady Ford; Godmother, Tonya Reyes-Dickerson; Godfather, Lonnie Dickerson; Godfather, Pablo Reyes, and many others.… Read the rest
Michael William Barthel, 75, a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather went home to be with his Heavenly Father, Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at home.
A memorial service is scheduled for this Saturday at 1 p.m. at Western Star Cowboy Church. Flowers will need to be delivered to the church on Saturday.
Michael was born, May 23, 1941 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Richard Charles and Juanita Piel Barthel. They both preceded him in death along with his son, Scott Barthel. He enjoyed riding his horse on trail rides and was retired from Crowley ISD where he was an HVAC Tech.
Survivors include his devoted wife, Karen; children, Chris Kuhn and husband, Paul, Jennifer Dumser and husband, David, Jennifer Desmond and husband, Kevin and Keith Green and wife, Tencha; sister, Carol DeNease; grandchildren, Caitlin, Samuel, Ethan, Amelia, Ryan, Tara and Christopher.… Read the rest
Harold Edsel Traffanstedt went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, surrounded by his loving wife, son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren when he made his journey.
Funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Chapel. Interment: Rendon Cemetery.
Harold was born Dec. 19, 1943, in Fort Worth to Anna and Horace Traffanstedt. He served his country as a U.S. Army sergeant and the National Guard for 17 years. He worked for Lewis Labels in Fort Worth for 21 years before retiring in 2011.
Harold was loved and looked up to by many and touched so many lives.… Read the rest