Aug

24

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : August 24, 2012

Hubert Emanuel Pruett of Athens passed away Aug. 16, 2012, in Athens.
Mr. Pruett was born on March 23, 1941, in Athens to Hubert Pruett Sr. and Jessie Elnora Miller Pruett.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary Roberts Pruett, of Athens; two sons, Robert Roberts of Linn. Mo. and Billy Pruett of Brownsville; daughter Windy Porter of Athens; three sisters, Jean Meyor, Maggie Roberts and Sherry Jamerson; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Jessie Elnora Pruett; brothers Marvin Pruett and Author Pruett; sisters Jessie Nell Gabert and Levina Traylor.
Memorial service is pending under the direction of Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff.

Aug

10

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : August 10, 2012

Noreen Jones went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Aug. 6, 2012. Services were held 11 a.m.Thursday, Aug. 9, at Stewart Family Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roger Dawson officiating.
A private burial will be held under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.
Mrs. Jones was born Jan. 12, 1931 in Fort Worth to Frank Edward and Ila Voss White Dulaney.
She was a member of Uvalde Baptist Church in Houston. Although she never learned to read music, she loved to play the piano and organ. She also taught Sunday school and enjoyed gathering with her friends to play bridge and drink coffee. Mrs. Jones enjoyed reading and eating Bluebell orange sherbet ice cream and cooking. Mrs. Jones had a gentle soul, who was very giving and never complained. She loved spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband John Earl Jones, Jr; and son-in-law Stan Marlow.
She is survived by her loving family including daughters Teresa Marlow of Tyler and Cynthia Dyson and husband, Ken, of League City; sisters Thelma Goin of Wolfe City and Ruth McGee and husband, H.L., of Suwanee, Ga.; brother Bud Dulaney and wife, Shirley, of Malakoff; grandchildren Jason Taylor of Tyler, Jaclyn Dawson and husband, Roger, of Greenville; great-grandchildren Reah Dawson and Reagan Dawson. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 3800 Paluxy Dr, Tyler, 75703.

Aug

10

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : August 10, 2012

Elese Bankston was born Jan. 28, 1926 in Tishomingo County Mississippi. Her parents were Paul and Lena Gray. She married Harry Mitchell Bankston Feb. 9, 1946. Around 1955, Elese and Mitch moved to Dallas with their three sons, Billy, Dale and David. To everyone’s surprise, in 1963 a daughter arrived, Tammy Sue. The family moved to Ruth Springs Estates on Cedar Creek Lake around 1972. They were faithful members of the Trinidad Church of Christ for many years. Mitch passed away in 1986 and Elese moved into the town of Trinidad. After a long life as a housewife, she worked at Gibson’s in Athens and continued her career at Walmart working at the service desk. In 2001, Elese moved to Oakwood Place Assisted Living in Athens and attended Eastern Hills Church of Christ. A few years later she was moved to Park Place Nursing Home. She resided there until her death on Aug. 6, 2012. She was 86 years old.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Mitch; parents Paul and Lena Gray; brothers Jack Gray, and Paul Gray Jr.; and her great-grandson, Conner Mason Floyd.
She is survived by her children, Billy Bankston and wife, Barbara, Dale Bankston and wife, Sandi, David Bankston and wife, Brenda, Tammy Spencer and husband, Glenn. She is also survived her eight grandchildren, Kevin Bankston, Elesha Whitsell, Carrie Floyd, Nikki Settle, Brandy Fite, Candy Meyer, Bryan Spencer, and Sarah Spencer. She is also blessed with 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Her surviving brothers are Eugene Gray, Allen Gray, J.T. Gray, and Fred Gray. Her surviving sisters are Lillian Boyd, Mary Word, Roma Smith, and Edna Lane.
Visitation for Elese was Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 at Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff. Graveside services were held 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 at the Mankin Cemetery with the Rev. Lavelle Layfield officiating.
Online condolences can be made at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com.

Aug

03

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : August 3, 2012

Services for Lester Lee “Pete” Hoskins, 91, of Malakoff were held 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at the First Baptist Church, Malakoff with Rev. Nathan Lorick and Rev. Edwin McDaniel officiating.
Burial followed in Malakoff Cemetery, under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens.
Mr. Hoskins died July 28, 2012 in Malakoff.
He was born Dec. 6, 1920 in Malakoff to the late Sam and Maude Ellis Hoskins and was a resident of Malakoff most of his life.
He was a graduate of Malakoff High School, and retired from Getty Oil Company after a 29-year tenure. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Malakoff and the Malakoff Lions Club. He was a cattleman and rancher, was an avid gardener, loved to travel, and was a lifetime member of East Texas Arboretum and Botanical Society. He was a World War II Veteran of the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946.
Preceding him in death are his wife, Joyce Allen Hoskins, 2001; brother Lonnie Dale Hoskins; and a sister, Dena Merle Withrow.
Survivors include his daughters, Sharon Hoskins, Malakoff, Vicki Wilson and husband Gregg, Duncanville; granddaughters Rachel Adams and husband Kenneth, Amanda Taylor and husband Ron; four great-grandchildren, Noah Lee Adams, Emerson Roger Adams, Drake Matthew Taylor, and Riley Brooke Taylor, numerous nephews and nieces.
Pallbearers were Howard Hoskins, Danny Perkins, Jerry Stone, Barry Allen, Kenneth Adams and Ron Taylor.
If desired, memorials may be made to the East Texas Arboretum at 1601 Patterson Rd. Athens, TX 75751 or Malakoff Historical Society at 109 Melton, Malakoff, TX 75148.

Jul

27

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : July 27, 2012

Services for Orlando Turnbo, 83, of Mabank, were held on July 16, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Caney Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Turnbo was born on July 24, 1928 in Handley to parents Elder Turnbo and Bertha Rainey and entered into eternal rest on July 12, 2012.
Mr. Turnbo was a loving father and grandfather and loved to work in his shop. He like to grill and spend as much time as possible outdoors. He is brave veteran of the U.S. Marines where he served our country with pride.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Leon.
Mr. Turnbo is survived by his longtime companion, Joy Hollon; his four daughters, Debra DeVoe of Mabank, Theresa Garcia of Malakoff, Kim Marshall of Caney City and Becky Owens and husband Glenn of Athens; five grandchildren, Matt, Seana, Cylinda, Kasandra and JR; 13 great-grandchildren, other family members and many friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Jul

27

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : July 27, 2012

Margie M. Hart of Athens passed away on July 22, 2012 at the age of 88.
Mrs. Hart was born in Henderson County on Nov. 27, 1923 to William Daily Eggleston and Sarah Jean Dunn Eggleston.
She is survived by her daughter, Julia Hart and husband Robert Williford; sister Ruby Geraldine Hart; grandchildren Leah Lawyer, Wesley Black, Chana de Wolf, Aimee Hart; six great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ike Stanley Hart; son Stanley Ray Hart; brothers W D, Ramond, D E (Fite), Clint and Wayne Eggleston; sisters Elsie McGuckin and Eunice Higdon.
Graveside services were held 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 24 at Shelby Chapel Cemetery in Athens under the direction of Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff.
Condolences can be made online at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com.

Jul

27

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : July 27, 2012

Shannon L. Bagwell of Mabank passed away July 11, 2012 at the age of 72.
Mrs. Bagwell was born on Aug. 22, 1939 in Payne Springs to Edgar Hunter and Loyette Griffith Hunter.
She is survived by her loving husband of 15 years, Larry Bagwell of Mabank; two sons, Charles Hansard and Jay Hansard; two daughters, Jerene Thomasson and Beverly Gay Allman; three sisters, Jo Betsy Hennessee, Haven Cox and Valdean Maddox; 16 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Loyette Hunter; husband J W Hansard; step-daughters Vina Jo Pullen and Patricia Kay.
Visitation was held on Friday, July 13, from 6-8 p.m. at Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff.
Services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at Payne Springs Baptist Church. Interment followed at Payne Springs Cemetery under the direction of Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff and Seven Points.
Condolences can be made online at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com.

Jul

27

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : July 27, 2012

Lloyd Daniel “LD” Nabors was born Aug. 2, 1915 in Gordonville and left this earth July 20, 2012 in Trinidad. Mr. Nabors came to the Dallas area in 1950 and had a successful demolition business for many years. For the past 10 years he had been living in Trinidad, where he enjoyed retirement.
Mr. Nabors was preceded in death by his father, Agrippa Nabors; his mother, Ida Holley Nabors Cox; sons David Eugene Nabors and Gerald Wayne Nabors; and daughter Betty Laverne Nabors Chambers.
He is survived by his wife, Cecilia Nabors of Trinidad; sons Billy L. Nabors, Joe Nabors, Clyde Nabors and Leroy Nabors; and a sister, Geraldine Bainter. He is also survived by 30 grandkids, 56 great-grandkids, and 10 great-great-grandkids and a host of friends and extended family.
Visitation was held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points. Services followed at 2 p.m.

Jul

27

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : July 27, 2012

Services for Billie Taaffe, 91, of Lubbock formerly of Malakoff, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mankin Cemetery Pavilion under the direction of Carroll Lehr Funeral Home.
Mrs. Taaffe died July 19, 2012 in Lubbock.
She was born May 11, 1921 in Birthright to the late Eugene and Rosettie Chamness Montgomery. She was a longtime Malakoff resident before moving to Lubbock in 2008 to be near her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Richard Taaffe on Aug. 11, 2006; son Robbie Kelsey in 1978; brothers Ardis, Ernest and Oman Montgomery.
Survivors include grandson Dee Kelsey and wife Tammy, Albany; granddaughter Lotricia Borcheers and husband DeWayne, Abernathy; great-grandchildren Chauncey Etter and husband Corey, Fountain, Colo., Robbie Kelsey and Summer, Killeen, Collin Kelsey, Brenham, Jaryn Barcheers, Lubbock; great-great-grandchildren Tyler Kennedy, Justin and Thomas Kelsey, Landree, Mady and Hunter Connally; sister-in-law Dot Montgomery, Lubbock.
You may leave a message of condolence for the family or light a memory candle at www.carrolllehr.com.

Jul

20

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : July 20, 2012

Janis R. Hallum, 75, of Waxahachie, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012 with her loving family by her side. She was born to the late Dr. Roy Roberts and Mrs. Minnie Faye Roberts on Nov. 30, 1936 in Wichita Falls.
Mrs. Hallum loved and enjoyed many things in her life. She loved fishing and fished often. She was continually contacted and asked where all the good fishing spots were located. If anyone needed any assistance, she was known as the person to call and enjoyed being a guide on many occasions. She was also an artist and loved to paint. She loved Christmas and getting together with her family. Mrs. Hallum enjoyed the outdoors, nature and bird watching. When she wasn’t on her boat fishing, you would probably find her gardening and working in her yard. She leaves behind so many friends who will continually miss her and love her.
She is survived by her son, Mark E. Hallum of Waxahachie; her daughter, Vicki L. Hallum of Waxahachie; her sister, Judy Love and her husband, Don of New Mexico; her brother, Phillip Roberts and his wife, Peggy of Colorado Springs; her grandchildren, Crystal A. Hallum of Dallas, Austin B. Holboke of Waxahachie, M. Daniel Hallum of Waxahachie and Madeline F. Hallum of Waxahachie; her great grandchildren, Ally K. Hallum of Waxahachie and Hadden B. Holboke of Waxahachie; she is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of loving friends.
Memorial services to celebrate her life are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012 at the Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of Wayne Boze Funeral Home, Waxahachie, with the Rev. Bruce Zimmerman officiating.