George Sherman McClendon
George Sherman McClendon, 86, died Saturday, September 16, 2006 in Weatherford. George was born May 13, 1920 in Reck, Okla. to Daniel and Elizabeth McClendon. He came to Fort Worth in 1942 to work at Consolidated Vultee Air Craft Company now known as General Dynamics. He retired after 42 years to farm and trap at 1000 Oaks near Aledo.
McClendon was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Jewel Jones and Louise Hitt.
Survivors include wife of 63 years, Margie Smith McClendon formerly of Wilson, Okla.; children, Ronnie and Danna McClendon of Lubbock, Kirk and Carol McClendon of Aledo and Kathy McClendon Douglas of Aledo; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral was scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 19 at White's Chapel of Memories. Burial followed at Simon Cemetery in Love County, Okla. Memorials should be donated to Alzheimer's Assoc. of North Central Texas, 101 Summit, Fort Worth, TX 76102 or Alpha Omega Hospice, PO Box 162041, Fort Worth, TX 76161-2041.
Edward Dean Galbreath
Edward Dean Galbreath, 63, of Weatherford died Saturday, September 16, 2006 at his residence. He was born November 18, 1942 in Weatherford where he was a lifelong resident. Galbreath was a retired driver in the Transportation Department for Lockheed Martin and won the Texas Safety Award in 1989 for 26 years of safe driving, a member of the baptist church and loved to fish.
Galbreath was preceded in death by his mother Opal Bell Roberts.
Survivors include his wife, Trudy Galbreath of Weatherford; daughter, Nikki Miles of Fort Worth; parents, Ed and Marcy Galbreath of Brock; stepsister, Donna Lang and husband Butch of Weatherford; stepbrother, Edward Doster and wife Lottie of Brock; brother-in-law, Gary Graves and wife Mary of Crowley; aunt and uncle, Flossie and Bill Busby of Azle; cousin Fred Lyles of Weatherford; and numerous other relatives.
The funeral service was scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2006 in the Spring Creek Cemetery with Rev. Tom McClintock officiating. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice. Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Ruby Coker, 78, died Saturday, September 16, 2006 in Weatherford. She was born November 25, 1927 in Hunt County to Johnnie and Jane Barber. She was a minister's wife and homemaker.
Coker was preceded in death by her brother Dwayne Barber.
Survivors include husband, Bruce Coker of Weatherford; son, Ron Coker and wife, Barbara of Keller; daughters, Pamela Browning and husband, Gene of Ootewah, TN. and Regina Rudd and husband, Jackie of Amarillo; grandchildren, Tiffany Pierce, Tamara Loudermilk, Melody Ray, Morgan Browning, Tristian Kragh and Aaron Rudd; one great-grandchild, Caleb Pierce; two sisters, Naomi Hamilton and Johnnie Marie O'Neal.
The funeral service was scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, September 18 at North Main Church of God in Weatherford. Burial will be at East Greenwood Cemetery.
Donley E. Gandee
Donley E. Gandee, 80, an area farmer, died Thursday, September 14, 2006. He retired from Lockheed in 1984.
Gandee was born June 10, 1926 in Adell, Texas, son of the late Lee Britt Gandee and Dollie Ida Johnson Gandee. Gandee married Bertie Marguerite Mitchell on February 20, 1948.
He was preceded in death by his parents and ten brothers and sisters.
Gandee is survived by his wife, Bertie Gandee of Weatherford; sons, Everett Gandee II, Wesley Gandee, Joe Gandee and wife, Karin, and Roger Gandee and wife, Jane; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Hudgins; and numerous nieces, nephews and many loving friends.
The funeral service was scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, September 18, 2006 at White's Chapel of Memories in Weatherford. Burial will follow in Zion Hill Cemetery.
Owen Roland Thomas
Owen Roland Thomas, 80, of Millsap died Tuesday, September 12, 2006 in the local hospital.
He was born June 6, 1926 in Newmore, Texas to Ruffie and Flora Thomas. Thomas was a young World War II army veteran, a heavy equipment operator for pipeline construction, a Texboro Ledbetter truck driver, and he worked on an oil drilling rig. He loved farming, ranching and being a cowboy. Owen ran the grocery store in Cool, sold real estate for Harter Real Estate and Casey Real Estate and kept the grounds and buildings at the church for many years. His parents, five brothers and two sisters precede him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Avis Thomas of Millsap; a daughter, Geraldine Henderson of Millsap; a son, Craig Thomas and fiancée Lee of Santa Fe, Texas; granddaughter, Kelly Thomas and husband Ryan of North Richland Hills; gandson, Forrest Thomas and wife Michigo of Friendswood; sisters Myrtle Allen of Stephenville, Amaranda Overton and husband Mike of North Richland Hills and Flora Reddell and husband Coy of Weatherford; and brother, Clifton Thomas and wife Ann of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
A funeral service was scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2006 in the First Baptist Church of Millsap. Interment in the Fairview Cemetery. Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Ronnie King, 63, a loving husband and father, died Tuesday, September 12, 2006.
King was born September 27, 1942 in Baird, Texas the son of Millard G. and Edith Crawford King. He retired from Bell Helicopter Textron after 38 years of service. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. He was also a knife, gun and coin collector.
King was preceded in death by his father, Millard G. King Jr. in 1989 and grandmother, Maude Hannaford in 1983.
King is survived by his wife, Deborah Durant King of Weatherford; children, Angie King of Longview, Darrell King and wife, Mandy of Mansfield, Traci Portman of Lake Whitney, Kristi Martinez and husband, John of Flint; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren; mother, Edith Crawford King Courington and husband, Sam of San Antonio; brother, Ray G. King of San Antonio; and a niece and nephew.
The funeral service was scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2006 in the White's Chapel of Memories, Weatherford. Burial followed in the Tin Top Cemetery.
Ruby Mae Smith
Ruby Mae Smith, 84, a homemaker, died Sunday, September 10, 2006.
Smith was born May 3, 1922 the daughter of Sidney Robert and Maggie Frances (Lucky) Dickey. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Charles Smith and son, Gary Don.
She is survived by her brother, Charles Dickey; sisters, Nita Stanford, Lorene Whitecotten, Mae Levesque, Sally Alcanter and Carolyn Naquin.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements: White’s Funeral Home, Weatherford.