The Premier League fixtures released on Wednesday ironically threw up the same opponents for United that David Moyes faced last August at the start of his ill-fated time in charge of the club. This time, however, Dutchman van Gaal will have the added advantage of a home fixture to kick off with. Currently on World Cup duty with the Netherlands in Brazil, van Gaal will switch his focus to club football as soon as the Dutch end their campaign there. He is charged with reviving fortunes at United after a disappointing seventh place finish last season, with Moyes sacked even before the end of the campaign. Following the Swansea game, United travel to Sunderland and Burnley, before a home game against newly-promoted QPR. City rivals and defending champions Manchester City, meanwhile, will open up with a tough trip to Newcastle. Manuel Pellegrini's men, who won the league by two points from Liverpool, travel to St James' Park before facing Brendan Rodgers' men at home the following weekend. The first Manchester derby of the season is scheduled for November 1 at the Etihad Stadium, with the reverse slated for April 11. Liverpool start with a home game against Southampton - Ronald Koeman's first game in charge - while Chelsea, who finished third in 2013-14, travel to Burnley. Championship-winning Leicester face a difficult start. A home match against Everton is followed by games against Chelsea and Arsenal. The Gunners start at home to Crystal Palace, while north London rivals Tottenham - with new manager Mauricio Pochettino at the helm - face West Ham at Upton Park. Alan Irvine's first Premier League match as West Brom manager is a home contest against Sunderland, who secured Premier League survival thanks to a stirring revival under the leadership of Gus Poyet. Harry Redknapp's QPR - promoted after a play-off final win - host Hull on day one. The other match pairs Stoke and Aston Villa at the Britannia Stadium.
Arnold Nelson officiating under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home. No visitation is scheduled at this time. Gene Houston Aldridge was born on Aug. 8, 1933 to Joe and Lula (Scott) Aldridge on the family farm near Velma. On Aug. 8, 1956 he married the love of his life, Janie Ruth Gray, in Wichita Falls. Gene graduated High School in 1951 where he played halfback in football and participated in track where he won the state championship in the hurdles and set a record that held for several decades. He attended Oklahoma A&M on a football scholarship and remained an avid supporter of OSU. Gene was employed as a Mud Engineer where his career took him and his family to various parts of the country, before finally settling back in his and his wifes beloved city of Duncan. He retired as the owner of his individually owned Apache Mud Company in his early 60s. Throughout his life Gene enjoyed golf, fishing, hard work, cooking, his family and friends and especially following and being an active part of his grandchildren Allie and Duncan and his great granddaughter Biancas lives. Gene loved his wife Janie dearly and considered himself to be the luckiest man in the world to be her husband. Genes personal passion of tennis developed when he took an interest in helping his six-year-old granddaughter Allie Horton at the time learn the game. He was the girls middle school head coach from 1999 to 2014 and four of his teams finished second in state. He was appreciative of his special friend Phil Barnes, who gave him the opportunity to help with the Duncan Tennis Program. His life was especially enriched by the young girls that considered it a privilege for him to have coached them. A special thank you to MD Anderson who helped lengthen and give quality to Genes life as he battled Leukemia. Gene was preceded in death by his parents and by five brothers: Herman, Billy Joe, Hubert, Bennie and Stanley and by his sister Laura. He survived by his wife of 57 years Janie; a son, Ben Michael Aldridge; daughter, Vicki Jane Aldridge; two grandchildren, Allie Elizabeth Horton and her husband Kevin Horton, Duncan Durham Aldridge; and one great-granddaughter, Bianca Nicole Horton. Gene is also survived by many loved nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. The family requests that memorial donations be made in honor of Genes memory to the Duncan Tennis Program by contacting Phil Barnes at 580-251-5299.
Carrier Massingill, 66, of Blountville, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Wexford House in Kingsport, Tenn. The interment will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boones Creek Freewill Baptist Church, 6010 Kingsport Hwy, Gray, TN 37615. Online condolences may be registered at www.weaverfuneralhome.net . Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 630 Locust St, Bristol, TN 37620. Posted in Obituaries on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:00 am. Rules of Conduct 1 Keep it Clean.
Alice was born in Yale, Oklahoma. She was a Bible teacher and a talented piano player in the Grace Assembly Church in Yale and played piano and sang Sunday and Wednesday nights at the Beams of Light Church in Sapulpa. She also taught the Bible, sang and played in The Grace and Truth Tabernacle in Wadsworth, Ohio, which she and her husband built, and Grace Chapel in Mansfield, Ohio for about 40 years. She and her husband, Charles settled in Sapulpa in 1990 where she continued to teach and play until God took her home. In the 80s her favorite thing was driving a tour bus. The last story she told was about bus driving. She married Charles R. Fulton on June 8, 1947 in Yale. Alice is survived by daughters Bonnie Kick and son-in-law Wesley Kick of Sapulpa and Charleen Fiers of Harrison Arkansas; grandchildren Randy Kick, Lynn Lampson, Jeremy Rhodes, Stephanie Smith, Naomi Housknecht, Hannah Bales, Abraham Fiers, Esther Peterson; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces and Nephews Glenn Hunt Jr., Jeanette Fairbanks, Carol Middleton, Marilyn Miller, Janice Hunt, Ferrold Hunt, Joe Hunt, Terry Hunt, Donna Parker of Illinois; Kay Abrahamsen, Barry Hunt of Oklahoma; Larry Bogle, Gene Hunt, Debi Hunt Hooper, Glenna Coburn of Texas; Eugene Hunt, Judy Lausch of Texas; Robin Majors of Arizona and Janet Ince and Sandra Ince of California; brothers Glenn Hunt Sr. and wife Betty and Bob Hunt and wife Jill; and sister Fern Ince. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; her granddaughters, Amy Kick Stennett and Rebecca Fiers; son-in-law, Edwin Fiers; her brothers Gene Hunt, Lyle Hunt, Ferrold Hunt, Hal Lynn Hunt, Lee Wayne Hunt and Harley Hunt. She will be missed by all the loved ones she influenced by her loving kindness and faithfulness to her Lord and Savior. Visitation for Alice has been set for viewing at Smith Funeral Chapel, Sapulpa, on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, from 6 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the Beams of Light Church in Sapulpa. Interment will follow in Lawson Cemetery in Yale on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 2 p.m.