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Grace E. Jones 1923-2014

July 30, 2014
Grace E. Jones 1923-2014

Grace E. Jones, 91, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014.
Graveside services were held  Thursday, July 24th at Azleland Memorial Park under the direction of White’s Azle Funeral Home.
Grace was born Jan. 10,1923 in Noble County, Indiana, where most of her life was spent with beloved husband, George “Bill” Jones who preceded her in death in 2005.
After spending her working career in Indiana supporting a farming operation and working for General Electric Co. for 35 years, they retired to Azle for the remainder of her cherished life where they enjoyed the fellowship of friends, family and church activities.… Read the rest

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Beulah Mae Johnson 1914-2014

July 30, 2014
Beulah Mae Johnson 1914-2014

Beulah Mae Johnson, 99, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, in Fort Worth.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Biggers Funeral Chapel. Interment at Greenwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 2 p.m. until service time.
Beulah Mae Phillips was born Aug. 22, 1914, in Decatur to Earl and Mae Phillips. Her father passed away when she was quite young in a pneumonia epidemic. She graduated from high school in Decatur and she and her mother moved to Fort Worth where she attended Brantley Draughon Business College.… Read the rest

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Shirl Ronald Johnson 2014

July 30, 2014
Shirl Ronald Johnson 2014

Shirl Ronald Johnson, 75, longtime resident of Azle and installer for Western Union Telegraph, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014.
A private service will be held at Azleland Cemetery. Arrangements are through Affordable Burial and Cremation of Fort Worth / Azleland Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his wife Carlene; his son, Tony Johnson; his father, S.O. Johnson and mother Estelle Hatcher-Johnson.… Read the rest

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Loyd Lee Bailey 2014

July 30, 2014
Loyd Lee Bailey 2014

Loyd Lee Bailey, 79, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 26, 2014, with his loving family at his side.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Biggers Funeral Chapel. Interment at Aurora Cemetery. Visitations from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312; American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, Md.… Read the rest

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Linda Dodson 1949 – 2014

July 23, 2014
Linda Dodson 1949 – 2014

Linda Dodson passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 in Weatherford.
A memorial service will be Saturday July 26, 2014 at Crossroads Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.
Born Linda Susan Walker, Nov. 27, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois to Clyde D. and Dolores Walker; Linda was one of four children. Linda was a creative person, she loved crafts and bingo. Woodworking was a passion; she really enjoyed wood carving. Linda was a motorcycle enthusiast.… Read the rest

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Claud Lee Smith 1934 – 2014

July 23, 2014
Claud Lee Smith 1934 – 2014

Claud Lee Smith went west on July 16, 2014.
At his request, no services or memorials will be held.
He was born on Sept. 7, 1934, into a show business family who performed in rodeos and wild west shows all over the country in the 1930’s and 1940’s.
He was billed as the world’s smallest cowboy. At age 9 months, his father would tie him in the saddle on a big white horse and he would ride in the grand entry.… Read the rest

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James Henry Chandler 1926 – 2014

July 23, 2014
James Henry Chandler 1926 – 2014

James Henry Chandler, 87, beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
James Henry Chandler was born Sept. 3, 1926 to James Henry and Marie Antoinette Newton Chandler in Plainview. He lived in the Azle area for 62 years. James married the love of his life, Betty Bentley on July 12, 1947 in Fort Worth, and they enjoyed many happy years together until her passing on Jan.… Read the rest

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Odell “Ricky” Cooper, Jr. 1945 – 2014

July 16, 2014
Odell “Ricky” Cooper, Jr. 1945 – 2014

Odell “Ricky” Copper Jr., 69, a painter, passed away, Saturday, July 12, 2014, surrounded by those who loved him.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday at Mount Olivet, Fort Worth.
Ricky was born, Jan. 5, 1945 in Fort Worth to Odell and Pauline Winn Cooper, Sr.
Survivors include wife, Linda Smith Cooper; sons, Richard Allen and wife, Jessica and Tommy Cooper; sisters, Charlene, Ginger and Barbara; grandchildren, Dustin, Arron, Elizabeth, Richard Jr., Cody, Ethan, Chyanne, Thomas and Ashley; great-grandchildren, Ricky, Michael, Elijah, Hannah, Caden, Carlly and Conner.… Read the rest

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James Polk “Jim” House 2014

July 16, 2014
James Polk “Jim” House 2014

James Polk “Jim” House, 86, a retired Lockheed Martin project manager, died at his home on Thursday, July 10, 2014.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Stephen Presbyterian Church where he had been a member since 1954. The family  received friends at a reception at the church following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Stephen Presbyterian Church, 2700 McPherson Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76109; the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76107; or a charity of the donor’s choice.… Read the rest

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Shirley Jewel Cox 2014

July 9, 2014
Shirley Jewel Cox 2014

Shirley Jewel Cox, 72, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014.
Memorial service was held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Weatherford Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
Survivors include four children, Rusty Bohannon, Kimberly Porter, Evelyn Kennedy and Dalbert Strange Jr.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The Azle News,
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