Harold L. Miller
Harold L. “Harp” Miller, 78, of Graford died October 17, 2006 at his residence. Born December 8, 1927 in Tomahawk, Wisconsin he was a resident of Palo Pinto County for several years. Miller was a US Air Force Veteran serving in World War II and an electronic technician in the Civil Service from 1951 to 1983. He was stationed at Fort Wolters from 1961 until it closed and then Sheppard Air Force Base until his retirement. Miller was an avid fisherman and a wonderful father and grandfather.
Survivors include daughter, Debra Pentecost of Watauga; grandsons, Miles Allard and Landon Wolf; brother, Pete Miller of Wisconsin and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, October 21, 2006 in the Memory Gardens Cemetery. Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.
Eugene Button, 75, died Saturday, October 14, 2006 in Fort Worth.
Button was born April 8, 1931 the son of Joseph and Anna Shepard Button in Pomona, Kansas. He was a longtime resident of Weatherford. Button served his country honorably in the Korean War. He retired from Northrup aviation. His career included extensive world travel. Button was an avid gardener, traveler, and lover of his grandchildren and animals.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, and two sisters.
Button is survived by his wife, Gloria Button of Weatherford; sons, Chuck Hultberg, Mike Hultberg; daughters, Cheryl Duarte and Kathy Hendrick, all of California; grandchildren, C.J., Tanner, and Cassy Hultberg, and Kristina Duarte; sister, Lily Tucker and husband, Harley of Kansas; nieces and nephews, Doug and Sharon Hamerman and family of Weatherford, Ben and Sandra Deal and family of Grand Prairie, Don and Bonnie Hamerman and family of Arkansas, Melvin and Kay Cantrell and family of Weatherford, and George and Diane McKelvey and family of Mineral Wells; also survived by his beloved five cats and two dogs.
Funeral services are scheduled 11 a.m., Thursday, October 19, 2006 at White's Chapel of Memories in Weatherford. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Mary Boyd Hutcheson
Mary Boyd Hutcheson, 97, a retired teacher, died Sunday, October 22, 2006 at her Weatherford home.
Mary Boyd Hutcheson was born in the Veal Station Community of Parker County, April 29, 1909 the daughter of pioneer settlers, Billy and Bessie (Jackson) Boyd. She was a long time resident of Weatherford. Her father sold his only horse so that Mary could complete her education, receiving a Master’s degree from North Texas State Teacher's College in Denton. She was a long time school teacher in the Weatherford and Springtown schools. She also was a member of the Eastern Star, First United Methodist Church of Weatherford where she taught Sunday school classes for children and was a member of the United Methodist Women.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther in 1984, her parents, and brother, James Thomas Boyd.
Hutcheson is survived by her son, Jim Hutcheson and wife, Cindy of Austin; granddaughters, Rebecca "Becca" Hutcheson of Seattle, and Melissa "Lissa" Bentley and husband, Alex of Austin; sister, Hattie Rainey of Denton; brother, Bobby R. Boyd and wife, Sallie of Azle; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to Bess Bode for her loving care of Mary for the past seven years.
Funeral services are scheduled 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at White's Chapel of Memories in Weatherford. Burial will follow in East Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may call at White's Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Dwayne Murphy, 24, died Monday, October 16, 2006 in San Angelo.
Murphy was born December 9, 1981 the son of Robert and Joy Murphy in Fort Worth. He graduated from Springtown High School in 2000 and worked for his father. Murphy enjoyed hunting and tournament fishing. With his outgoing personality, Murphy was well liked by everyone who met him.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Martha "MeMom" and Jimmy "PaPa" Fleming, and grandmother, Jody "Nonnie" Potts.
Survivors include his parents, Robert and Joy Murphy; sister, Rachael Murphy, all of Springtown; grandparents, C.J. and Paula Murphy of Ft. Worth; great-grandfather, Howard Doyle of River Oaks; great-grandmother, Lois Rach of Robstown; many aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of other loving family members and friends.
The funeral was scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, October 20 at Hilltop Family Church. Burial to follow at Springtown Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 19 at White's Springtown Funeral Home.
Diana Deere, 42, died Saturday, October 21, 2006 at her home in Weatherford following a long battle with liver failure.
Diana Lynn Bullock was born Sept. 11, 1964 in Wheatridge, Colorado. She moved to Weatherford in 1999. She worked in the aerospace industry for several years and was a devoted Christian, wife, mother, and friend to all.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Neal and Ida Mae Bullock of Missouri.
"For every goodbye there is always a new hello," she once said.
Deere is survived by her husband, Tom Deere of Weatherford; father, Gary Bullock of Missouri; children, David and Ashley Mars of Everman, Tommy, Darla and Chase Deere of Arlington; grandmother, Sallie Courter of Florida; and numerous aunts and uncles.
A memorial service is scheduled 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 28, 2006 at White's Chapel of Memories in Weatherford.
Bair Douglas Hatcher
Bair Douglas Hatcher died on October 24, 2006. He was born in Fort Worth on December 4, 1979 to Jill Diana Weare Hatcher and Douglas Carrell Hatcher. After graduating from Brock High School in 1998, he obtained his B.A. in Business Administration from Tarleton State University in Stephenville. Hatcher was currently employed as a corporate banking officer at Compass Bank in Weatherford, a member of the First Baptist Church . As an outdoorsman, he loved shooting competitive trap and was a three-time All ¬American Trap shooter in the Amateur Trapshooting Association. He was a member of the Fort Worth Trap & Skeet Club and was elected to the Board of Directors, and served on The United Way's fundraising committee for 2006.
Hatcher is survived by his father, Doug; his mother, Jill; brother and "bubba," Colt; grandparents, Sarah Jo and Carrell Hatcher, and Allene and Jack Weare. He also leaves behind a very special person in his life, Jayme Jordan of Weatherford. In addition, he is survived by many other family members and friends.
A funeral service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2006 in the Jerry Durant Auditorium at Weatherford High School. Interment will be at Johnson cemetery in Dennis.
Hatcher will live on through his gift of life to the LifeGift Transplant Organization. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Fort Worth Trap & Skeet Gun Club, Pythian Home of Weatherford, or Brock Baptist Church Building Fund.