Jul

06

Posted by : admin | On : July 6, 2012

Perry Kenneth Vinson, 69, passed away on June 29, 2012 in Athens. Mr. Vinson was born July 5, 1942 in Ranger to Mr. Perry Taylor Vinson and wife, Fannie Belle Cason Vinson.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Roberta Vinson, of Athens; son Patrick Taylor and wife Susan Vinson, of Athens; daughters Roberta Bagwell, of Athens, Tabitha Bailey and husband Lance, of Kingsland, Lachelle Moss and husband David, of Mississippi, Angelica Tuminski and husband Mike, of Denham Springs, and Tammy Taylor of Alex, La. He is also survived by his sisters Dorothy Rogers of Ranger, Frankie Smith of Goldwaithe, and Janie Waters of Weatherford. His legacy continues with 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. Vinson is preceded in death by his parents, Perry and Fannie Vinson; daughters Fannie Alena Vinson Henry and Lorretta Vinson; sons Perry Kenneth Vinson Jr., and Thomas Wayne Vinson; grandson Matt Moss; and sister Yvonne Pidgeon.
Service for Mr. Vinson was held 10 a.m. Tuesday July 3, 2012 at Central Baptist Church, Athens, with Bro. Charles Parker officiating.
Online condolences can be made at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com. Under the direction of Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home.

Jul

06

Posted by : admin | On : July 6, 2012

Funeral Services for Mary Elna Holder Lancaster, 92, of Malakoff, were held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 3 at Malakoff Church of Christ with Mr. Lavelle Layfield officiating. Burial followed at Restland Cemetery in Dallas under the direction of Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.
Mrs. Lancaster was born Nov. 29, 1919 in Winchester, Tenn. to the late Davis C. and Nancy J. Carlton Holder. She passed away Saturday, June 30 in Athens.
Mrs. Lancaster previously resided in Rockwall before moving to Malakoff in 1998. She worked with her husband in the medical field, but most importantly loved being at home working in her flower beds and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Malakoff Church of Christ.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Roland Duane Lancaster, Sr. in 1997; son Roland Duane Lancaster, Jr.; brother Morgan Holder, and sister Maggie Holder Isbell.
Survivors include daughters Janice Lancaster LaRue and husband Todd, of Malakoff, Duana Lancaster Marsh, Rockwall; daughter-in-law Celia Edwards; brothers Pete Holder, Jack Holder, Max Holder, Parker Holder, Kenneth Holder; sister Ruth Holder Sons; grandchildren Tracey Childers, Jeremy Cockrum, Justin Cockrum, Meredith Cockrum, Mallory LaRue, Molly LaRue, Addison Marsh, Madalyn Marsh; and great-grandchildren Tess Childers, Emma Childers, and Mason Cockrum.
Pallbearers were Jeremy Cockrum, Justin Cockrum, Bill Faulk, Mike Massey, Jeff LaRue, and Alan LaRue. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Carl McKenney, Dennis Smith, and Jeanne Atkinson.
The family would like to express their heartfelt thankfulness to West Place Nursing Home and Genesis Hospice for the loving care they provided Mrs. Lancaster in her time of need.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

Jun

29

Posted by : admin | On : June 29, 2012

Felipe Wilbanks of Malakoff passed away June 20, 2012 in Malakoff at the age of 31.
Felipe was born in Mexico on Feb. 5, 1981 to Coy Wilbanks and Anna Marie Rojas Wilbanks.
He is survived by his daughter Marisol Sanders; brothers, Alex, Raul, Coy and Jose Wilbanks; sister Louana Wilbanks.
He was preceded in death by his father, Coy Wilbanks.
Visitation was held on June 23, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff. Services were held on June 24, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff. Interment followed at the Mary Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Malakoff, with Bro. Allen Hobgood officiating.
Condolences can be made online at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com.

Jun

29

Posted by : admin | On : June 29, 2012

Graveside services for Bonnie Louise Gregory were held Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 10 a.m. in Post Oak cemetery with Bro. Larry Fondren officiating. Mrs. Gregory, 70, passed away at her home on June 20, 2012. She was born on May 19, 1942 to William and Luella Gifford.
She is preceded in death by her parents William and Luella Gifford.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Gregory of Cross Road;, son Jetter Carr; six step-sons, one step-daughter, two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Visitation for Mrs. Gregory was held Friday, June 22, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff.
Online condolences can be made at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com.

Jun

29

Posted by : admin | On : June 29, 2012

Mary Louise Hustead of Malakoff passed away on June 22, 2012 at the age of 83.
Mrs. Hustead was born on May 3, 1929 in Malakoff to Fred Wilford Weaks and Ida Ruby Allen Weaks.
She married the love of her life Bobby Hustead on June 16, 1947.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Bobby Hustead; son Todd and wife, Jena Hustead of Malakoff; grandsons, Marshall, Matthew and Hank Hustead; granddaughter Jordan Durham; sister Patricia and husband, Ronnie Bell; brothers, Jerry and wife, Joyce Weaks, Billy and wife, Judy Weaks, Ray and wife, Betty Weaks all of Malakoff.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred Wilford and Ida Ruth Weaks; son Jeffrey Lee Hustead; brother Cecil Atwood Weaks; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Buster and Jesse Hustead; brother-in-law J. Don Hustead.
Visitation was held on Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff.
Services were held on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 2 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church in Malakoff. Interment followed at Malakoff Cemetery with the Revs. Tommy Hayes and Derek Rogers officiating.
Pallbearers were Clint Weaks, Stephen Bell, Karson Street, Kelsey Sheram, John Miller and Chad Martinez.
Honorary pallbearers were Jary Hustead, Phillip Street, Randy Weaks, Jason Hayes, Parker Street, Kyle Kilman and Kevin Kilman.
Online condolences can be made at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com.

Jun

29

Posted by : admin | On : June 29, 2012

Vicki Harrah of Log Cabin passed away on June 20, 2012 at the age of 61.
Mrs. Harrah was born in Dallas on Dec. 2, 1950 to Charles E. Fain and Edith Martin Fain.
Mrs. Harrah was very involved with all the bass tournaments at the Log Cabin Park, always on the go trying to get sponsors to help make sure things went well. Mrs. Harrah and husband Dick spent a lot of early mornings and late nights at the Log Cabin Park making sure the park was ready to go.
She is survived by her husband, Dick Harrah, of Log Cabin; daughter Sherry and husband, Jeff Ursery, of Garland; grandchildren, Hannah and Bryar Ursery; sisters, Sharon Shields and Beverly Gothard; brother Dennis Fain.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles E. and Edith Fain and brother, Ray Fain.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Jun

29

Posted by : admin | On : June 29, 2012

Ruth Elizabeth Kelly, a former resident of Trinidad, passed away on June 19, 2012 in Anna, Texas at the age of 93.
Mrs. Kelly was born on Dec. 11, 1918 in Syracuse, New York to Christopher V. Allair and Anna Ruth McKittrick Allair.
She was an Army Nurse from June 30, 1941 to Nov. 15, 1945 during World War II.
She is survived by her three daughters, Sally Ray of Allen, Joyce Church of Anna, and Peggy Holland of Ennis.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Christopher V. and Anna Ruth Allair, husband, Guy T. Kelly.
Services were under the direction of Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff. Condolences can be made online at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com.

Jun

29

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