1939 – 2013
Karen J. O’Bryant, 74, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
Graveside services were held on Monday Oct. 14, in Azleland Memorial Park under the direction of Biggers Funeral Home.
Karen was born July 25, 1939, in Wichita, Kan. to Genn and Rachel Sissom and lived in Azle for over 30 years.
Survivors include her sons, Marty O’Bryant and Timothy O’Bryant both of Mineral Wells and Cary O’Bryant of Fort Worth; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.… Read the rest
Jewel Evelyn Holley Johnson Wood passed away Oct. 4, 2013.
The Celebration of Jewel Evelyn’s life was held Monday, Oct. 7 at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in Weatherford with graveside service at Boonsville Graveyard.
Jewel was born March 18, 1912, in Balsora. She was one of nine children with four bothers and four sisters. Her father brought her a mule so she wouldn’t have to walk to their one room school house in Boonsville.… Read the rest
Dorothy Williams Springfield, 88, passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9 at Walnut Creek Baptist Church with interment at Jaybird Cemetery. The family would like to express a special thank you to Sandy Herring and the loving staff of Silver Creek Assisted Living in Azle.
Dorothy Mae Williams was born June 25, 1925, to Willie Edward and Eva Emerline Stone Williams in Bennington, Okla.… Read the rest
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 25 at New Hope Baptist Church, Boyd under the direction of Alexander’s Midway Funeral Home, Springtown. Burial immediately followed at New Hope Cemetery.
Ruth was born Feb. 18, 1934 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Ruth was preceded in death by her brother, CJ Cummins and great-grandson, Samuel Ethan Cummins.… Read the rest
Jean Smith, 87, passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at a local nursing home with her loving family at her side.
Memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, at Real Family Fellowship, 202 Pearson Lane, Azle, 76020. The family would like to express their deep gratitude to the staff of Azle Manor and Covenant Care Hospice.
Jean was born on Oct. 14, 1925 in Wichita, KS to Leslie and Rovena Murren.… Read the rest
Ann Gaylan Matlock, 65, of Azle, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister passed away peacefully from a courageous battle with cancer in the evening hours of Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, to be with the lord.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 at God’s Word of Life Church, 5701 Billings Rd. Fort Worth, TX 76135. Burial to follow at Old Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford.… Read the rest
Nancy Smith, 48, received her wings Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, and now is in heaven with other angels.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 1 at Bethesda Community Church.
Nancy was born June 21, 1965, in Lake Worth to Richard and Ellie Gallivan. She was a very independent single mother and was a classroom teacher at Gililland Elementary School in Saginaw ISD.… Read the rest
Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 30 at the First Baptist Church of Geneva with Rev. Nathan Carroll officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Geneva Building Fund, 309 S. Commerce Street, Geneva, AL 36340 or to the Azle Animal Shelter Humane Association, 724 Park St., Azle, TX 76020.… Read the rest
Charles “Charlie” Perry Venable, 65, of Azle went home to be with the Lord Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.
Charlie was born to Charles and Gladys Venable on Jan. 30, 1948. He was a loving father, brother and friend to many.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; and brother.
Survivors include his children, Debra Venable, Dalona Brown and Richard Brown; mother of his children, Debbie Brown; grandchildren, Devon Venable, Shaln and Morgan Sizemore, Brandon Brown, Christian Brewster and Bre Anna Brown; sister-in-law, Shelia Venable; niece, Christina Venable-King; and many friends.… Read the rest
John Herman Driver, beloved husband, cherished father and special friend passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at home with his loving wife of 49 years, Patricia Cooper Driver surrounded by family, just as he wished.
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, in Weatherford. Notification of details will be published at a later date. The family would especially like to thank the wonderful caregivers from Renew Home Health that showered him with love and care and allowed him to remain at home until he passed.… Read the rest