Sep

21

Posted by : admin | On : September 21, 2012

Ethel Edington, of Log Cabin City, passed away in Athens on Sept. 11, 2012 at the age of 94. Ms. Edington was born in Hillsdale, Ind. to John and Lillie Self on Feb. 22, 1918.
She is survived by her daughter, Charlotte and Terry Rukes of Log Cabin; son Delbert and Sandra Tresner of Indiana; two sisters, three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her loving partner and mate, Walter Brand.
Ms. Edington is preceded in death by her parents; husband Maurice Edington; four brothers and three sisters.
Visitation was held 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Crescent Heights Methodist Church on Highway 753 in Crescent Heights. Service were at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff with Bro. Brad Pitt officiating. Interment followed at Restland, Dallas.
Online condolences can be made at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com.

Sep

18

Posted by : admin | On : September 18, 2012

Harry B. Givan passed away on Sept. 18, 2012 in Eustace at the age of 72.
Mr. Givan was born on Dec. 7, 1939 in Louisville, Ky. to Smith Givan and Sudie Mae Logston Givan.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Glenda McCloud Givan; three sons, Harry M. Givan, Johnney L. and wife Rebecca, and Raymond S. Givan; daughter Sandra and husband Joseph Eberhart; brother H. L. Givan; sister Marjorie Gardner; 18 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his parents, Smith and Sudie Mae Givan.
Visitation was held on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff. Services were held 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at the funeral home with Johnny Grissom officiating.
Pallbearers were Jerry Fletcher, Gregory Booker, Austin Givan, Alex Givan, Ryan Givan, Dallas McKinney, and Robert Reeve.
Online Condolences can be made at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com.

Sep

14

Posted by : admin | On : September 14, 2012

Memorial services for Pam Patterson, of Tyler were held 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at the First Baptist Church Malakoff with Pastor Ronnie Yarber officiating.
Mrs. Patterson passed from this earthly home to her Heavenly home on Sept. 5, 2012.
Mrs. Patterson was born Feb. 5, 1955 in Athens to Edwin Linder Arthus and Dorothy Marie Cox Arthus. She retired from teaching after 18 years of service to the Malakoff, Whitehouse, Tyler and Athens School districts. After her retirement from teaching she decided to try her hand at real estate where she was awarded the Million Dollar Sales award in the first year. She was a member of the First Baptist Church Malakoff for many years, later moving to Tyler and united with Green Acres Baptist Church where she served her later years. Mrs. Patterson enjoyed spending time with her dog Chandler. Her sons, their wives, grandchildren as well as the rest of her family were the love of her life. She was a very loving mother, daughter, sister and “Mimmy” and will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Patterson.
Mrs. Patterson leaves behind two sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Audrey Hampy and Eric and Denielle Hampy of Austin; grandsons, Pryor and Reed Hampy of Fort Worth; her parents, Edwin and Dorothy Arthus of Malakoff; a sister and brother-in-law, Cindy and Charlie Bullock of Malakoff; brother and sister-in-law, Eddie and Jeri Arthus of Pittsburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Pam Patterson Grandchildren Scholarship Fund. Please send the donations to First State Bank in Malakoff: P.O. Box 1089 Malakoff, TX 75148.
Arrangements were entrusted to Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.
You may light a memorial candle or write condolences to the family at www.hannigansmith.com.

Sep

14

Posted by : admin | On : September 14, 2012

Herbert L. “Buddy” Cherry, 92, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at Providence Hospital. A memorial service was held 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel with the Dr. Matthew Snowden officiating. Burial was 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Malakoff Cemetery.
Mr. Cherry was born to George and Cora Mae Cherry on Nov. 25, 1919, in Lone Prairie, Navarro County. He grew up on the family farm and attended Malakoff schools. Mr. Cherry married Kitty Erlene Smith on May 26, 1939. He served in the Navy during World War II in the South Pacific. After the war, he worked for Royal Chevrolet in Malakoff as service manager. In 1963, Mr. Cherry was selected as the first president of the Chevrolet Only the Best Club.
In 1965, he and his family moved to Waco where he worked for Steakley Chevrolet and later, Woody Jackson Chevrolet in McGregor. He was a member of North Waco Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Waco, having served both churches as a deacon. He was a member of the First Baptist Church committee for the formation of Baylor’s Truett Seminary, and was awarded the Baylor Alumni by Choice in 2000.
Mr. Cherry is survived by his wife of 73 years, Erlene; his children, Rita and James Bowden of Cranfills Gap, Kitty and Michael Laughlin of Temple, and Melissa Downey of Fort Worth; grandchildren Angela and Greg Gloff, Scott and Cami Grissom, Alan and Dana Bowden, Michell and Stuart Masters, Amy and Lee Strickhouser, Buddy Downey, and Josh Downey; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Truett Seminary or the charity of your choice. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in the “Memorial Guestbook” at www.WilkersonHatchBailey.com.

Sep

14

Posted by : admin | On : September 14, 2012

Sherry Jean Alexander of Malakoff passed away on Sept. 9, 2012 in Tyler at the age of 65.
Sherry was born on Oct. 22, 1946 in Tulia to Sherman Barbee and Ludie Sybil Thornton Barbee.
She is survived by her three sons, Vincent and Cindie Russell, Travis and Beverly Russell, Brandon and Mandy Russell; brothers Roger, Herchel and Michael Barbee; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Sherman Barbee; and husband Jack Odelle Russell.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff. Service was held 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Parkview Baptist Church in Malakoff.
Online condolences can be made at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com.

Sep

07

Posted by : admin | On : September 7, 2012

Carrell Edd Miller, oldest son of Zack DeWitt Miller and Bessie Marie Miller Bass, passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born on Aug. 23, 1941 in Bogata, Texas and passed away in Seven Points on Sept. 2, 2012.
He was preceded in death by his father Zack Miller; son Zachary Carrell Miller; daughter Donna Marie Hastings; grandson David Carrell Bush; and sister Joyce Marie Nelson.
He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Vickie Jo Miller; daughters Malessa Ann Adams and husband, James, Latrelle (Trelly) Jean Bush and husband, David, Jennifer Lynn Pearson and Scott Holbert. He is also survived by his mother, Bessie Marie Miller Bass; brother T. O. Miller and wife, Glenda, of Kemp, Rodger Dale Miller and wife, Debra, of Crum; sister Wanda Jean Miller McBride and husband Larry of Kerens.
His greatest pleasure in life was his grandsons, law enforcement and his horses. He started law enforcement in Cockrell, Texas as a reserve officer. He moved on to Kemp, then to Log Cabin as Chief of Police, and then to Seven Points. He worked with his good friend of 24 years, Norman Terry, as a deputy constable. For the last two years he and his wife owned and operated the Circle M Tack store in Seven Points.
Although he will be missed by his family and friends, we know he is in Heaven with God, his father, daughter, son, grandson and sister and is free of pain and suffering.
From the family: “Special thanks to the hospice nurses at Bridgeway and to Brother Rivera for all you did in our time of need. Thank you to all our friends who were there to support him and the family. God bless each of you.”

Aug

31

Posted by : admin | On : August 31, 2012

Teressa Williams of Nacogdoches passed away on Aug. 22, 2012, in Nacogdoches at the age of 44.
Mrs. Williams was born on March 10, 1968, in Pasadena, Texas to Author Thomas Van Damme and Hattie Mae Van Damme.
She is survived by her husband, Loyd Williams, of Nacogdoches; sons Jonathon Smith, Justin Morris, Loyd Williams III and Nathan Williams; daughters Amber Williams and Kimberley Williams Daniels; 10 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Author Thomas and Hattie Mae Van Damme.
Visitation was held on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, and service will follow at 2 p.m. at Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral home in Malakoff with Bro. Crispin Bradsher officiating.
Interment followed at Payne Cemetery in Eustace.
Online condolences can be made at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com.

Aug

24

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