Oct

26

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : October 26, 2012

Rosalee Colvin of Trinidad passed away on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 in Athens at the age of 79.

Rosalee was born on July 5, 1933 in Dallas to Jessie Bannister and Margie Patterson Bannister.

She is survived by her two daughters, Linda Maxwell of Trinidad, and Jodell Gunstanson of Malakoff; brothers Freddy, Howard, Lewis, Bill and Bobby; sisters Barbara and Louise; three grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Margie Bannister; husband Richard Colvin and numerous brothers.

Visitation was held 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.

Service were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff with Harold Colvin officiating.

Oct

26

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : October 26, 2012

James David Roland, 56, passed away at his home the morning of Oct. 19, 2012.
He was born Oct. 18, 1956.

James is survived by his wife, Kathy Roland; sister Judy Roland; stepmother Barbara Roland; stepchildren Jennifer Hubbard and John Hubbard. Also surviving are three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, as well as numerous aunts and cousins
He was employed at Baikowski-Malakoff, Inc.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Oct

26

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : October 26, 2012

Services for Dale Christopher, 71, Athens, were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 in Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with Pastor John Wilson and Billy Cissell officiating.

Burial followed in Malakoff Cemetery.

Mr. Christopher died Oct. 20, 2012 in Athens.

He was born Jan. 22, 1941 in Athens to John Reagan and Myrtle Lane Christopher and had been a lifelong resident of the community. He had a 35-year career as a barber and was an ordained minister. He was a member of Athens Praise and Worship Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers William Glenn Christopher and W.R. “Chief” Christopher.

Survivors include his wife, Connie Christopher, Athens; sons Jimmy Dale Christopher and wife Jennifer, Hallsville; stepchildren Shelley Howard and husband Kim, Eustace, Jerry Lantz and wife Verna, El Paso, Robert Matthews and wife Megan, Conroe, Sabrina Barrow, Athens; brothers Nelson Christopher and wife Carol, Athens; grandson Jimmy Lee Christopher; 10 step-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Barbara Christopher, Irving, Rita Christopher, Brownsboro.

Pallbearers were Michael Christopher, Tim Howard, T.J. Howard, Jason Burch, Robert Matthews, and Ray Graham.
Visitation for family and friends was 6-7 p.m. Monday.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Children’s Ministry, Athens Praise and Worship Center, P.O. Box 1442, Athens, Texas 75751.

Oct

26

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : October 26, 2012

Services for Florence Pierce Jumper, 79, of Malakoff were held 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Cross Roads with the Rev. Frank Upchurch officiating.

Burial followed in Post Oak Cemetery under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.
Mrs. Jumper died Oct. 21, 2012 in Tyler.

She was born March 4, 1933 in Cross Roads to the late Ed Roy and Beatrice Waller Pierce and was a 1950 graduate of Cross Roads High School. Following graduation she attended St. Paul School of Nursing in Dallas. She later worked for Dr. Nash, a dentist on the Courthouse Square in Athens. While employed for Dr. Nash, she met and married the love of her life, Howard T. Jumper, Jr. They resided in Houston 26 years, moved to Bellville for eight years then returned to Malakoff in 1994. She was a member of First Baptist Church Cross Roads.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Billie Louise Heidelberg.

Survivors include husband Howard T. Jumper, Jr., Malakoff; sons Mike Jumper, Sugar Land, Randy Jumper and wife Sonia, Houston; daughters Becky Renee Morton, Tina Dupree, Tanya Jumper, all of Malakoff; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Luke Jumper, Kevin Jumper, Justin Lindley, Jeremy Jumper, Shane Jumper, and Rick Sadler.

Visitation for family and friends was 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

You may leave a message or light a memory candle for the family at www.carroll-lehr.com.

Oct

26

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : October 26, 2012

Funeral services for Henderson County Pct. 1 Judge, the Rev. Henry Ashford, 65, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Athens, with the Rev. Frank B. Mosley officiating.

Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Tyler, under direction of John R. Harmon Undertaking Co.
Rev. Ashford died Oct. 20, 2012, in Waco.

He was born July 7, 1947, in Calvert and graduated from Jackson High School in Tyler. He was a 29-year resident of Henderson County where he served as Henderson County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1. He was pastor of New Beginning Ministries, Athens.

He served as president of Athens Housing Authority, past president of Henderson County Black History Committee, member of Henderson County Ministerial Alliance, Henderson County NAACP and various other committees. He served in the U.S. Army and was preceded in death by his parents, Montgomery Ashford and Katherine Lusk, and one brother, Andrew R. Lusk.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Cassie Williams Ashford, Athens; two sons, Antwoin Smith (Renee), Fort Worth, and Henry Ashford Jr. (Katrina), Burleson; two daughters, Sonya Ashford of Waco, and Kathryn Simmons (Stevie) of Burleson; four brothers, Lincoln Ashford, Chicago, Ill., Aaron Ashford, Abilene, Lawrence Young, Copperas Cove, Ernest Young, Mount Holly, N.J.; two sisters, Harold Ann Prince, Fort Worth, and Mona Ekpunobi, Abilene; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Viewing will be Friday from 1 to 8 p.m. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 837 N. Prairieville, Athens.

Oct

19

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : October 19, 2012

James Arlen Wilson was born Sept. 2, 1935, in Goosecreek, Baytown. He died Oct. 10, 2012 at his home in Kaysville, Utah.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon McGaha Wilson; George A. Wilson, of Bountiful, Utah, Lee Jamison Wilson of Seven Points, James (Jimmy) Wilson, of Seven Points, Jay A. Wilson, of Seven Points, and former wife Nona Faye Wilson of Seven Points.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rebecca Smallwood.

He was blessed with seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, on Belmont St., in Athens. Visitation will precede the service.

Oct

19

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : October 19, 2012

Virginia Lillian Bradley Robertson went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 with family at her side.

She was born in Trinidad on May 6, 1922 to TT (Truman) and Lille Bradley, and celebrated her 90th birthday surrounded by family on May 6, 2012.

Mrs. Robertson was delighted by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She was member of the Malakoff First Baptist Church and served by teaching Sunday school, helping with VBS, and being an active member of the Ruth Class for many years. She worked in Seagoville for Gibson’s payroll department and served as secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. She worked at Kirby’s in Malakoff and helped her husband, Rollen, with his business throughout their married life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rollen Carlton Robertson, and brother Chester Bradley.

She leaves behind son, Don Robertson and wife Johnnie; daughters, Barbara Gunnels and husband Bill, and Rhonda Wilcox and partner Donna Rinn; grandchildren Jesse Robertson and wife Kim, Pebbles Knight and husband Roy, Teri Gunnels, Wendy Yates, Koen Rinn and fiancé Codi Huebner, Ryan Rinn and wife Kirstie, Laura Rinn, Jill Keel and husband Brad, Buddy Cox and wife Shelley, Theresa Bancroft and husband Bodine; great-grandchildren Rendi and Amanda Knight, Rollen, Riley and Rachel Robertson, Tyler, Ellie and Carson Rinn, Peyton Keel, and Jonathan, Bailee and Hanna; great-great-grandson Chase Hollingshead; niece, Markey DuBose, Bruce DuBose, and many more loving extended family members and friends.

Mrs. Robertson’s life will be honored at a memorial service at Malakoff First Baptist Church 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, with Bro. Casey Perry officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Virginia Robertson Downtown Malakoff Beautification Fund c/o Malakoff Chamber of Commerce PO Box 1042, Malakoff, TX 75148.

Oct

19

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : October 19, 2012

Rocky Lee Padgett, 29, of Malakoff, passed away Oct. 5, 2012 in Tyler.

He was born Sept. 29, 1983 in Athens to Steven and Kimberly Padgett.

He graduated Malakoff High School in 2002. He served in the U.S. Army and currently was serving in the National Guard.

He is survived by his parents, Steven and Kim Padgett; brothers Steven Padgett, Jonathan Hutchison, and Bud Rath. He is also survived by his military family.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Jeff and Sandra Padgett, Jim and Kathryn Pata; uncle Mike Padgett, and cousin Paul Neumann.

Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 at Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff.

Services were held 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 at the First Baptist Church, Malakoff with Bro. Tommy Hayes officiating.

Oct

19

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : October 19, 2012

Wadine Fulwiler passed away on Oct. 14, 2012 at the age of 91, in Trinidad.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Wallis Fulwiler and daughter Judy Fulwiler.

She is survived by her children, Joe, John, Jane, Jerry, and Jeffrey; and her brother, Ben, and wife Barbara Ware; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Waco Memorial Park Cemetery, Waco.

Services were under the direction of Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff.

Online condolences can be made at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com.

Sep

28

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : September 28, 2012

Weldon Leopard of Malakoff passed away on Sept. 23, 2012 in Tyler, at the age of 87.
He was born on Jan. 17, 1925 in Henderson County to Albert William Leopard and Velma Leota Chesser Leopard.
He served the country in the Merchant Marines during World War II and the Army from 1948 to 1949. Early in the war he was in the European Theater and toward the end of the war he was in the Pacific.
He was a self-employed photographer for many years.
He is survived by his wife of many years, Wilma Leopard; daughters Luana Price of Fort Worth, Jacquie and husband Rick Smith of Tool; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert William and Velma Leota Leopard; brother Alfred Leopard; sisters Vera Jo and Helen.
Visitation was held Sept. 26, 2012 at Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff. Service followed at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Casey Perry officiating. Interment was at Malakoff Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Justin Smith, Jordan Smith, Noah Resse, Rick Smith, Pat Smith, and Johnny Poole.
Online condolences can be made at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com.