Jun

29

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : June 29, 2012

Services for Phyllis Gandy, 83, Athens were held 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with Rev. Royce Litchfield officiating.
Burial followed in Zion Hill Cemetery in Van Zandt County.
Mrs. Gandy died June 24, 2012 in Athens.
She was born Feb. 17, 1929 in Henderson County to the late Charlie Rudolph and Della Watt Litchfield. Following graduation from Cross Roads High School in 1946, she attended Henderson County Junior College. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education at East Texas State College in 1950. Mrs. Gandy taught school for 39 years with service at Cross Roads ISD, Trinidad ISD, Martins Mill ISD. She retired in 1989 after a 30 year tenure at LaPoynor ISD. Mrs. Gandy was a member of First Baptist Church in Cross Roads. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many people. She was a woman of her word, full of wisdom and left a legacy.
She will be truly missed.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Glenn Gandy, Sr. in 1993; grandson Rowdy Gandy; brothers, Foster and Riley Litchfield; sisters, Eddie Litchfield, Doris Turlington, Helen Eggleston and Effie Moon.
Survivors include sons, Sam Gandy, Jr., Randy Gandy and wife, Melinda, all of Athens, Danny Gandy and wife, Melonee, Greenville, Ronnie Gandy and wife, Kay, LaRue; brother Walter Litchfield, San Antonio; 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Dan Gandy, Jamie Gandy, Craig Gandy, James Gandy, Josh Gandy, and Scott Hudspeth.
Visitation for family and friends was 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at the funeral home.
If desired, memorials may be made to Zion Hill Cemetery, 1985 VZCR 4210, Athens, Texas 75752.
You may sign the book of memories or light a memorial candle at www.carrolllehr.com.

Jun

08

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : June 8, 2012

Keith Van Voorhis of Log Cabin passed away on June 1, 2012 at the age of 81.
Keith was born in Rochester, NY on July 13, 1930 to Harold Van Voorhis and Catherine Anderson Van Voorhis.
Keith worked as a computer programmer analyst.
Keith served his county in the Navy and the Air Force
He is survived by six sons, Joseph, Dirck, Craig, Steve, Larry and Doug; sister Barb Mutschler; brothers, Carl and Roger Van Voorhis; nine grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Catherine Van Voorhis; daughter Laure Van Voorhis.
Service is pending for a later date under the direction of Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral Home.
Family has asked that in lieu flowers donations be made to the Veterans Association of your choice.
Condolences can be made online at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com

Jun

08

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : June 8, 2012

Frankie Ray Eggleston passed away on May 28, 2012 at the age of 47.
He was born in Victoria, Texas on Sept. 19, 1964 to Raymond Lee and Alice Virginia Eggleston.
He is survived by his son Jonathan Clay Eggleston of Mesquite; daughter Elizabeth Alison Eggleston of Georgia; sister Shellie Eggleston Jones; sister Cynthia Ann Caldwell of Kilgore; brother Dennis Levelle Eggleston of Crockett; and three grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Frankie is preceded in death by his parents Raymond Lee and Alice Eggleston; brother Raymond Lee “Dump” Eggleston Jr.; and sister Nancy Lee Coker.
Memorial service for Frankie was held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2 in the Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home chapel, Malakoff with Bro. John Riggs officiating.
Online condolences can be made at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com.

Jun

08

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : June 8, 2012

Hazel R. Hunt, 93, passed away on May 29, 2012 in Athens. Ms. Hunt was born on Jan. 17, 1919 in Hearne, Texas to Clyde and Alma Wilkerson.
She was a retired seamstress for Neiman Marcus.
She is preceded in death by her husband Freddie Hunt; parents Clyde and Alma Wilkerson; brother Leonard Wilkerson; and sister Lucille Strawn.
Hazel is survived by her daughter Alice Rodiguer and husband Alice of Plano; sons, Bob Martin and wife Marsha of Log Cain, Jerry Martin and wife Sue Ellen of Flower Mound; brother Jack Wilkerson; nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Ms. Hunt was held 12-2 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2012 at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff. Funeral service followed at 2 p.m. with Bro. Wayne Pitchford officiating and interment in the Post Oak Cemetery.
Online condolences can be made at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com.

Jun

08

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : June 8, 2012

Rex Marshall Monroe, 56, passed away May 29, 2012 in Wylie, Texas. He was born Jan. 9, 1956 to Joe and Frances Monroe.
He is survived by his mother Frances Smith Monroe; son Josh and wife Alisa Monroe, Wylie; and daughter Rachel and husband Mike Bartlett of Malakoff. He is survived by three brothers, Richard and wife Cindy Monroe of Malakoff, Randy and wife Sharon Monroe of Star Harbor, and Rodney Monroe of Eustace. Rex is also survived by four precious grandchildren, Kaylee Bartlett, Ryan Bartlett, Josiah Bartlett, and Briah Bartlett. He is also survived by six nieces and five nephews.
Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 1 at the First Baptist Church, Malakoff. Services were 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2 at the First Baptist Church, Malakoff with Bro. Nathan Lorick officiating. Interment followed in the Tool Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mike Monroe, Todd Monroe, Davey Monroe, Steve Monroe, Randall K. Skiles, Kathy Skiles, and Matthew Rodriquez.
Online condolences can be made at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com.

Jun

08

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : June 8, 2012

Funeral services for Donald Wayne Tally, 78, of Snow, Okla. were held 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Mills & Coffey Funeral Home in Antlers, Okla. with Harold Thompson officiating. Burial followed at Miller Cemetery in Pushmataha, Okla.
Don was summoned to a place of eternal rest in the early morning hours of June 1, 2012. He was born Sept. 2, 1933 in Bryan County, Okla. to Willis Eugene and Elva Morrison Tally. He lived his early years in and around Colbert and Calera, Okla. and graduated from Calera High School in 1951. Don attended Southeastern State University and began a career in sales. He was a member of the Optimist Club in Denison, Texas. The company he identified with most was Moorman Feed Company where he worked from 1968 until 1980, earning several high sales awards.
Don was a lifelong member of the American Quarter Horse Association. He owned many horses over the years. The one he recalled most fondly was Old Sue, his first good roping horse. In later years he had an Australian Shepherd also named Sue, in memory of the horse. He enjoyed leather work and operated a saddle shop for many years. Don loved good conversation, ranching, and training horses. He had a special place in his heart for spending time with his family.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; brother JE Tally; sister Ella Belle Tally Caldwell; and a grandson, Dustin Trammell.
He is survived by his wife Claudine Campton Tally of Snow; son Donald W. Tally Jr. and wife Sabrina of Midland; daughter D. Lyn Wallace and husband Bill of Longview; stepdaughters, Tammy Booker of Clayton, Okla., Toni Frizell and husband Jeff of Austin, Terri Trammell and husband Shane of Gainesville, Tonya Hannigan of Athens; brother W E Tally Jr. of Midland; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation was from 6-7 p.m. Monday, June 4, 2012 at Mills & Coffey Funeral Home of Antlers. Honorary pallbearers were Hardy Evans, Buddy Gaither, and Don Guy.

May

25

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : May 25, 2012

Colleen Gail Varner of Trinidad passed away on Monday, May 21, 2012 at the age of 71.
Colleen was born in Los Angeles, Calif. on June 28, 1940 to William Henry Varner and Ethel Evangeline Graves Varner. Colleen worked as a dietary aid for a nursing home. Her religion was Messianic Israel.
She is survived by her daughter, Amanda Wilson and grandchildren, Xoe Varner and Benjamin Wilson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Henry and Ethel Evangeline Varner; brothers, Larry and Terry Varner; sister, Rilla Enix; nephew, Richard White; niece, Cynthia Boothby.
Graveside services were held at Mankin Cemetery 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2012 with Michael Warren officiating.

May

25

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : May 25, 2012

Elizabeth Chambers, of Log Cabin, passed away on May 16, 2012 in Athens at the age of 71.
Elizabeth was born in California, on Oct. 27, 1940 to Bobbie Corbin and Elizabeth Myrtis Smith Corbin.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Kenneth Chambers of Log Cabin; daughter, Lorelei and husband William Duncan of Seattle, Wash.; son, Michael Kenneth Chambers; sister, Shirley Cotton; brother, Winson Corbin; grandchildren, Jason Duncan and Lauren Doulay; great-grandchildren, Jacklyn Doulay and Olivia Duncan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bobbie and Elizabeth Corbin.
Mass was held 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Malakoff.
Interment followed at the Mary Queen of Heaven Cemetery and was under the direction of Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff and Seven Points. Online condolences can be made at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com

May

25

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : May 25, 2012

Linder (“LR”) Ray Cliver passed away in his daughter’s home in Corinth on May 17, 2012. LR was born in Athens on Jan. 20, 1938, to the late Alfred Edward, Sr. and Lola Mae Cliver. LR lived his entire life in Malakoff, except for a short period when he worked for Houston Power & Light. He has owned and operated Cliver’s Garage in Malakoff for the past 30 years or more.
He is survived by his daughter, Camille Cliver Tabor, and son-in-law, Robert B. Tabor, Jr. of Corinth; his stepson, Rick Hodges and grandson, Hunter of Dallas; his sister-in-law, Ruby Cliver of Tyler, and a multitude of cousins, nieces, nephews, family, friends and special family friends Robin Hall and Bryce.
LR was preceded in death by his wife Syble Airheart Cliver in 1983, and his wife Dora Lee Cliver in 2010; his brothers, A.E. Cliver, Jr., John Cliver, and William (Doug) Cliver; and his sisters, Lockie Bowman, Bulah Baker, Mary Ireland and Louise Cumbie.
Viewing was held at the Malakoff Church of Christ at 214 N. Martin St. from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2012, with services at 2 p.m., and burial followed at the the Malakoff Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Malakoff Church of Christ.
Online condolences can be made at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com.

May

18

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : May 18, 2012

Olia Mae McWright of Kerens passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at the age of 88.
Mrs. McWright was born in Plasterco, Texas on Sept. 9, 1923 to George Essary and Celia Ewing Essary.
She is survived by her two sons, Gary and wife, Paula McWright of Mabank, Larry and wife, Dottie McWright of Channing, Texas; sisters, Margret and Nancy Essary; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, J L McWright; son, Harvie McWright.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Hamlin Cemetery in Hamlin, Texas under the direction of Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral Homes, Malakoff and Seven Points.