Oct

26

Posted by : admin | 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 : admin | 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 : admin | 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 : admin | 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 : admin | 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 : admin | 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 : admin | 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.

Sep

21

Posted by : admin | On : September 21, 2012

Memorial services for Johnnie Lynn Tulla, 57, of Gun Barrel City, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with Wayne Pitchford officiating.
Mrs. Tulla was born Oct. 7, 1954 in Pampa to Johnson Ray Burney and Delta Boswell and died at her home in Gun Barrel City on Sept. 16, 2012.
She was lucky enough to have two fathers in her life, Johnson Ray Burney and Henry Atterberry, both who preceded her in death. She is survived by her mother, Delta Burney; sons Henry Franklin Mancilla, Jason Erwin Mancilla, Thor Tulla, Jason Tulla, Craig Tulla; daughter Cassandra Mancilla; 17 grandchildren; sisters Deborah Lee Deckard, Edyie Kay Osborn.
Condolences may be posted at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com.

Sep

21

Posted by : admin | On : September 21, 2012

Loyd Williams of Log Cabin passed away on Sept. 10, 2012 at the age of 82.
Mr. Williams was born in Emory to Luther Williams and Myrtle Watkins Williams on Aug. 5, 1930.
He is survived by his three daughters, Barbara Ann and Michael LaBlanc of Joshua, Sharon Tomlison of Bourne, Carl Lynnette Batchelor of Log Cabin; one son, Loyd Williams Jr. of Nacogdoches; three sisters, Mary Robinson, Louise LaParde and Sylva Dotson; 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Myrtle Williams; wife Lillie Williams; brother Billy Joe Williams; sisters Lavern Pallet and Roberta Angler; and daughter Darlene Williams.
Visitation and services were held Saturday, Sept. 15, at Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff. Interment followed at Payne Cemetery in Eustace with Brandon Russell and Bro. Perry Eaton officiating.
Online condolences can be made at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com.

Sep

21

Posted by : admin | On : September 21, 2012

Raymond Rodgers, of Malakoff, passed away on Sept. 12, 2012 at the age of 81.
He was born in Grapevine on Nov. 27, 1930 to Archie and Ora Ethel Rodgers.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Laverne Rodgers. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews: Melvin, Norma Jean, David, Victoria, Deborah, Richard, Harrell, Ora Mae, John, Trudy, Paul, Peter, Steven,, Phillip, David, Samuel, Wilda, Charles, Wanda, Joy, George Allen, Elaine, Neba, Pasty, Doris, and Mary Ellen.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Ora Ethel Rodgers; and eight siblings.
Visitation for Mr. Rodgers was held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff. Services were held 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the funeral home with Bro. Jim White officiating. Interment followed in the Post Oak Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Melvin Ruyle, Harrell Rodgers, Richard Rodgers, David Calder, John Etheridge, and Ronald Ruyle.
Condolences can be made online at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com.