Funeral services for C.B. “Bill” Bradshaw will be 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at Northwest Church of Christ, Lawton, Okla., with Monte Ginnings, former minister officiating.
Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of Becker-Rabon Funeral Home.
C.B. “Bill” Bradshaw, age 90, of Lawton, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 in Lawton.
Bill was born Jan. 16, 1927 in Lindale to Barkley and Clemmie Bradshaw. He graduated from Lindale High School in December 1944 and immediately joined the U. S. Navy on Jan. 15, 1945. He served as a helmsman on the aircraft carrier, “The Langley”, during World War II. He was honorably discharged on July 9, 1946.
Bill attended business college in Tyler and later worked as a bookkeeper for the Ford Motor Company in Dallas.
He owned and operated a dairy and ranch in Malakoff prior to becoming a full-time life insurance agent in 1955.
During his 45 years as an agent he received many honors, including being the top salesman for various insuance companies for a number of years.
He married Margaret Jo Goodgame in Malakoff on Sept. 19, 1947. To this union were born two daughters, Rebecca and Amy. His wife of 34 years preceded him in death in 1981.
He married Betty Yingling Roundtree in 1982. They made their home in Malakoff for 21 years. Bill was a resident of Malakoff for 56 years prior to moving to Lawton in 2003. During his years in Lawton, Bill was a faithful member of Northwest Church of Christ. Bill was also a faithful supporter of Westview Boys’ Home in Hollis, Okla.
Bill is survived by his wife of the home, two daughters Rebecca Tingle of Arlington and Amy Bradshaw of Terrell, Betty’s sons Joe Roundtree and wife Carol of Lawton and Alan Roundtree and wife Jane of Lebanon Tenn., eight grandchildren Aubree Walton and husband Justin of Lawton, Justin Tingle and wife Magali of Fort Worth, Marsee Rupp and husband Evan of Frisco, Devin Tingle of Burleson, Megan Hunt and husband Bryan of N.J., Mark Roundtree of San Antonio, Josh McWaters and wife Rachel and Jordan Roundtree all of Lebanon, Tenn.
Bill was blessed to have had twelve great-grandchildren Hunter, Dylan, Harper, Tanner, Gracee, Ilyana, Mason, Cristen, Michael, Luke, Kylie and Chayton.
He is also survived by one brother, Gene Bradshaw of Mineola, three nieces Pam, Holly and Vicki, nephew Hurley Gene and two special friends Ellen Anderson of Edmond and Aimee Knight of Lawton.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Westview Boys’ Home, P.O. Box 553, Hollis, OK 73550.
An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at www.beckerfuneral.com.
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Posted by : December 29, 2016| On :
John Weldon (Johnny) Hughes, 60, of Malakoff, has been called home to reside in eternity with his Lord and Savior.
He grew up attending First Baptist Church of Malakoff. He was born to Don and Hilda Jo Hughes May 24, 1956. He attended Malakoff schools where he participated and excelled in sports and academics.
Johnny grew up spending lots of time with his grandfather Grady Johnson in Mankin, where he found the love of fishing and hunting.
On May 31, 1975, he married his high school and forever sweetheart, Meg Green. They have enjoyed a full life together raising two sons, hunting, fishing, and enjoying sports, music and family, not in this order.
Johnny’s family was his greatest achievement and he would be the first to make that claim. He had a tremendous amount of pride in his marriage, in his sons Robert and Richard, and his daughter-in-law Christy, but his pride was immeasurable when he spoke of Mackenzie, Bailey and Makayla. His precious granddaughters had him wrapped tightly around their fingers and filled his heart with joy.
“Doodle Ray” was also a second basemen for a slow pitch softball team called the Cedar Creek All Stars where he and a close knit group of men traveled to tournaments and played many games over a ten-year period of time, where more times than not, they were victorious.
He traveled many years to Colorado with his buddies where he loved to elk hunt.
Johnny retired this year from Luminant Generation Company after 42 years of faithful service.
Johnny knew and trusted his Lord. He was a man of many actions and deeds of kindness and love.
He was preceded in death by his mother Hilda Hughes and his nephew Ashtyn Hughes.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Meg Hughes, son and daughter Robert and Christy Hughes, his son Richard Hughes, three granddaughters Mackenzie, Bailey and Makayla Hughes, parents Don Hughes and Charleen, brothers Wesley Hughes, Danny Hughes and Quinn, Billy Hughes and Shannon, sisters Lisa Garrison and Jerry, Donna Calvert and Scott, Cindy Garrison and Ray, Dana Tunnell and Jeff, father-in-law James Green and Ruth, brothers-in-law Preston Green and Sheri, Mike Green and Barbara and sister-in-law Charlsey Holler and Jeff. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. And John Boy is loved by all.
A memorial service was held Dec. 29, 2016 at First Baptist Church in Malakoff with Bro. Tommy Hayes officiating.
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Eula Bush Robinson of Log Cabin passed away Dec. 21, 2016 at the age of 74.
Eula was born Feb. 17, 1942 in Aubrey, Texas to David Addie Bush and Rosie Lee Baughman Bush.
She was a member of the Kairos outside prison ministries.
She was preceded in death by her parents David and Rosie Bush, husband James Robinson, sisters Mary Jeffcoat, Odessa Kelley and Betty Baughman, brothers Douglas Bush and James Bush.
She is survived by her daughter Jana and husband Tim Smith, son Marion Carroll, daughter Suzan and husband Jim Harris, eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Dec. 28, 2016 at Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
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Jeffie Marie (Crist) Dickey 88, went to be with the Lord Dec. 14, 2016. She was born to Lawrence and Gertrude (Adkins) Crist on Sunday, Sept. 2,1928 in Frankston.
She graduated from Cayuga High School in 1945. She married Mack Henry Dickey Jr. on Oct. 15,1946. She graduated from North Texas State University in 1959. She then began at 25 year teaching career.
She was preceded in death by her beloved parents and husband “Dickey” in 1998.
She is survived by her sons Mack H. Dickey III of Malakoff, Crist Dickey (Amee)Humble, sister and husband Virgie (Crist) and Jack “Corky” McHaney of Medina, five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and loved ones.
Visitation was held on Dec.16, 2016 at Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home Malakoff, with graveside service at Bethel Cemetery (Cayuga) Dec. 17, 2016.
Pallbearers were Wade Coker, Chad Bishop, Bo Strickland, Larry Callaway, J. T. Trammell and Rudy Snyder. Honorary pallbearers were John Trammell, Dr. Richard David, M.D., Dennis Crawford, Mike Harris, Robert Adkins, Jacob Chitty and Rickey Frasure.
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Funeral services for Robert Pickle will be held Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Eustace with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. and Bro. Paul McKinney will be officiating. Interment will follow the service at Moorehead-Melton Cemetery in Eustace, Texas.
Robert was born on May 26, 1931 in Eustace to parents William Chesley and Nell (Wilson) Pickle and passed away peacefully at Arabella in Athens Nov. 26, 2016 surrounded by his family.
Robert graduated from Eustace ISD and attended Henderson County Junior College, Lamar Tech and Midwestern University. He served 4 years with the U.S. Air Force and worked as a Master Instructor of fixed wing and helicopter maintenance at Sheppard Air Force Base. In 1966 he worked with the U.S. Army Aviation Material Command Bell Helicopter Plant Divisions. Robert finished his career with Navpro as an Industrial Property Management Specialist and Director of Industrial Division.
He married the loved of his life, Betsy Stegall Pickle, and they were together for 63 years.
Robert was an active member in the community, serving 25 years as a volunteer fireman with the Eustace Area Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Eustace.
Robert was an amazing man and was known for his quick wit. He will be missed tremendously by those who knew and loved him.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, son Joe Pickle, brother Sammy R. Pickle and sister Billie Pickle Southerland.
He is survived by his wife Betsy, two sons Ken Pickle of Highland Village, Ron Pickle and wife Delayne of Buda, grandchildren Robert Ryan Pickle, Travis and Sabrina Pickle, Calvin Pickle, Alyssa Pickle Simms and husband Kevin and Daniel Pickle, great-grandchildren Natalie and Leo Simms, Lola and Levi Pickle, Autumn Pickle and Austyn Pickle.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Arabella and staff, Genesis Hospice and Dr. Mahmoud for their loving support and care they gave to Robert and his family.
If desired, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Coalition of Athens.
Pallbearers are Robert Ryan Pickle, Travis Pickle, Calvin Pickle, Daniel Pickle, Kevin Simms, Wayne Pickle, Curtis Pickle and Steve Graham. Honorary Pallbearers are Tom Reilly, Billy Joe Bonner, Cotton Walker, Ronnie Sutton, Thomas Frazier, Bill McKee and Knox Lowe.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.
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Walter Louis Jackson was born on September 27, 1930, in Corsicana to William Walter Jackson and Mary Cordelia Swanson Jackson. Aside from his college years, he lived his entire life in Malakoff.
In 1950 he married Mary Louise Burks, also of Malakoff. Following his graduation from Texas A&M in 1952, the couple returned to Malakoff, purchased ranchland and began raising cattle. In addition to his lifelong ranching career, Walter worked at various other jobs over the years, including stints with Texas Power & Light, Gifford-Hill and Nipak, and served as Henderson County Pct. 1 Commissioner. He also worked as a building inspector and co-owned a building supply company for a number of years.
Walter served on numerous boards in Henderson County over the years, was a past member of Malakoff School Board, Lions Club, and the Malakoff Volunteer Fire Department and coached youth sports. In 2015, Walter was named Agriculturist of the Year by the Athens Chamber of Commerce.
Walter was a Christian and a Baptist. He served as a Deacon, treasurer, sang in the choir and in a men’s quartet and served on the church building committee. He was instrumental in implementing the media program at Malakoff First Baptist Church and continued this work at Athens First Baptist, broadcasting church services for the television ministry.
As anyone who knew him was aware, Walter continued to be a passionate and devoted Aggie over the years. He was a member of the 12th Man Foundation and the Century Club at A&M and greatly enjoyed attending their home football games, missing only three in 32 years.
Walter is preceded in death by his parents and by his wife of 63 years. He is survived by four children, Janice Cason of Malakoff, Walter Jackson, Jr. & wife Nancy of Malakoff, Joan Wilson & husband Dana of Arlington, James Jackson and wife Christi of Malakoff, seven grandchildren Alan Cason and wife Crystal of Whitehouse, Derek Jackson of Woodville, Lauren Wilson and Ryan Wilson of Arlington, Haley Jackson and Wesley Jackson of Malakoff, Lindsey Perkins & husband Christopher of Jacksonville, Fla., and five great-grandchildren Bryce Cason and Alex Cason of Whitehouse, Brady Jackson and Toby Jackson of Scurry and Harper Jackson of Malakoff.
Services were held on June 6, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of Athens. Pallbearers were Jimmy Blakeney, Joe Hall, Robert Hoover, Charles McCleary, Robert Mills and Jerry Stone.
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Thomas Edward “Tom” Ruckstaetter, 73, of Richland, Mich. and Log Cabin, died peacefully at his residence and with his loving family by his side on Sunday morning, June 5, 2016.
Tom, the son of George A. and Ruth (Sturtz) Ruckstaetter, was born in Oak Park, Ill. on March 12, 1943.
He moved to Michigan in the early 50’s and was a 1961 graduate of Portage High School. He was a sales engineer for Richland Machine & Pump Company for 20 years, retiring in 2005.
Tom was a long-time member of Gull Lake Bible Church and also Faith Community Baptist Church of Log Cabin, where he and his wife, Nancy wintered six months of the year.
He was an avid hunter, enjoyed playing his guitar, was constantly puttering in his garden and taking care of his lawn.
Tom was a huge Gilmore Car Museum enthusiast having spent many hours at the different shows, and he enjoyed reading about the Civil War and the Marines in WWII in the Pacific.
Tom will best be remembered for the lasting friendships he cultivated, some remaining strong for over 60 years.
Tom was united in marriage to Nancy A. (nee: Schewe) on November 30, 1974 in Portage, Mich.
Surviving is his wife of 42 years, Nancy, daughter, Jessica L. Ruckstaetter of Portage, Mich., son, Richard J. “Rick” (Susan) Ruckstaetter of Midlothian, two precious grandchildren, Abigail J. and Elizabeth G. Ruckstaetter, his father, George A. Ruckstaetter of Carol Stream, Ill. and a brother, James (Patricia) Ruckstaetter of Chicago, Ill.
Tom was preceded in death by his mom, Ruth.
The funeral service to celebrate Tom’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 9 at the Gull Lake Bible Church, 1491 Midland Drive, Hickory Corners, Mich.with the Rev. Gary T. Cantrell, Pastor, officiating. Family and friends will continue Tom’s life celebration with a time of fellowship and a luncheon in the Church Social Hall immediately following the service. Tom’s family will greet friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8 at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Tom’s honor may be directed to Special Olympics Area 16, 4024 Student Recreation Center, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49071.
Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Tom may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.
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Loretta Vieregge, 85, of Malakoff, went home to the Lord March 4, 2016, in Athens.
Loretta was born Nov. 13, 1930, to Ernest Stout and Mary Louise Thigpen Stout in Dekalb.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Mary Louise Stout, soul mate Lewis Vieregge, son David Vieregge, sisters Shirley Hilton, Joy Getzie; brothers Billy Joe Stout, Charles Stout, Ernest Stout Jr., and Lucky Stout.
She is survived by her daughters, Kathy Vieregge, Carolyn and husband Jerry Land; son Rick and wife Debbie Vieregge, brothers Jerry and wife Linda Stout, Billy and wife Linda Stout; sisters-in-law Dorothy Stout, Bettie and husband Allen Mitchell, Joyce and husband Ray Downs; grandchildren Justin Vieregge, Josh Vieregge and fiancé Kelsey Reed, Jennifer and husband Bobby Little, Jarrod and wife Courtney Land; great-grandchildren Knox and Camden Vieregge, and Clayton Land; numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends.
Service were held March 6, 2016, at the Baptist Church, in Malakoff with Bro. Casey Perry and Bro. Jody Jones officiating.
Pallbearers were Josh Vieregge, Jarrod Land, Bobby Little, Tommy Tanner, Luke Odenthal, and Mike Monroe. Honorary Pallbearers were Justin Vieregge, Tony Stout, Ronald Hilton, Curtis Hall, Casey Stout, Rodney Stout, Randy Stout and Richard Stout.
Interment was held at Malakoff Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com.
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Stephen Edward Wingo Jr., 39, of Athens, died March 19.
Stephen was born in Dallas, to Stephen Edward Wingo, Sr., and Florrie Wingo.
He is survived by his wife, April Laughery Wingo, daughter Michelle Wingo, sons Ryland and William Wingo; father Stephen Edward Wingo Sr., grandfather Bill Reynolds, brothers Shawn and Chris Wingo; sisters Jeanel Guidry, Alisha Craig; numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Florrie Wingo and grandmother Elma Jean Reynolds.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Homes in Seven Points.
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Gloria Sanchez Hernandez passed away after a long battle with cancer in Arlington, March 15, 2016. Gloria was born May 17, 1951, in Dallas and is preceded in death by her parents Jesse and Santos Sanchez.
Gloria was married to her loving husband of 50 years, Raymond Hernandez.
She is survived by her children, Cynthia and Sean French, Raymond and Betty Hernandez Jr., Daniel Hernandez, Michael and Leslie Hernandez, and Chris and Brenda Hernandez; sister and brothers Louise Luera, Jesse Sanchez Jr., Joe Sanchez, David Sanchez, and Daniel Sanchez; 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous of nieces and nephews.
She was an amazing, beautiful woman who never met a stranger. She enjoyed gardening, knitting and loved to travel. She was a loving mother to be admired and praised. A service was held in Athens.
In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in memory of Gloria Hernandez.