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Posted by : admin | On : January 22, 2009


Services for Annie Parker Robertson, 76, of Malakoff, were held 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at First Baptist Church of Malakoff with Bro. Hamp Manning and the Rev. Nathan Lorick officiating. Interment followed at Malakoff Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Homes of Malakoff.
Mrs. Robertson died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, in Malakoff. She was born Jan. 26, 1932, in Iola, Texas, to the late Isaac Parker and Annie Taylor. She was a housewife.
She was preceded in death by daughter, Karen Lee Robertson; brother, Lloyd Parker.
Survivors include husband, Travis Robertson; son, Jimmy Lynn and wife Beverly Robertson of Cross Roads; brother, Wilton Parker of Sugarland; grandchildren, Travis Robertson, Ricky Robertson, Brendon Jenkins, Micha Jenkins; great-grandchildren, Blake Jenkins, Dylan Jenkins, B.J. Jenkins, Carla Robertson.
Pallbearers were Travis Robertson, Ricky Robertson, Bill Faulk, Jerry Stone, Ricky Carson, and George Brooks.

Jan

22

Posted by : admin | On : January 22, 2009


Memorial services for Billy R. Sherburne, 35, of Eustace, were held 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at Eubank Memorial Chapel under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home.
Mr. Sherburne died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, in Tyler. He was born Dec. 29, 1973, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He worked in auto body restoration, and had lived in Eustace most of his life. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include mother, Gloria Young of Mabank; sister, Christina Roethlisberger and husband Robert of Richardson, Texas; aunts, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Jan

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Posted by : admin | On : January 22, 2009


Services for LaDell Yardely, 92, of Payne Springs, were held 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, at Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Merchant officiating. Interment followed at Payne Springs Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home.
Mrs. Yardley died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, in Athens. She was born Jan. 18, 1917, in Hubbard, Texas. She had lived in Payne Springs for the past 14 years and was a member of the Southern Baptist of Texas. She was a seamstress.
Survivors include son, Roger Yardley of Payne Springs; daughters, Joyce Pearcy of Payne Springs, Carolyn Sames of Las Vegas, Nevada; sister, Marjorie Armstrong of California; five grandsons, three great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ray Pearcy, Terry Pearcy, Keith Sames, Kelly Gill, Kevin Gill, and Bobby Pearcy.

Jan

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Posted by : admin | On : January 22, 2009


Memorial services for Robert “Bobby” Wayne Hattersley were held Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at Tomlinson Funeral Home of Seven Points with Josh McDonald officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home.
Mr. Hattersley was born Feb. 15, 1968, in Dallas and died in Waxahachie, Texas, Jan. 14, 2009.
He is survived by his parents, Lois Anne Choate of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Wayne Hattersley of Gun Barrel City; son, Brandon Hattersley of Gun Barrel City; daughter, Ashli Hattersley of Orville, Texas; sister, Jennifer O’Conner of Las Vegas, Nevada, Cindy DeLoach of Colorado Springs, Amy Smith of Dallas; grandparents, Bob and Mary Choate of Dallas; uncle, Warren Hattersley of Waxahachie; aunts, Norma Auvenshine of Rockwall, Ann Lilly of Portland, Ore.; and by his best friend, his dog Simon who went everywhere with him.
He is preceded in death by grandparents, Al and Marge Hattersley (Nana and Pop); great-grandparents who watched him grow up and were such a part of his life, Maurine (Mom-Ma) and Marie Elsenboss (Nana Ree).
Mr. Hattersley loved cars, especially fast ones, boating and four wheeling. He loved the outdoors, working on cars and restoring them. His heart was the size of Texas, his smile could open any door and those big blue eyes could make you melt. We will miss you son, more than you could ever know and love you forever, Mom and Dad.

Jan

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Posted by : admin | On : January 22, 2009


Services for Mary Willingham, 93, of Athens, were held 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, at Cross Roads First Baptist Church with Bro. Frank Upchurch officiating. Interment followed at Post Oak Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Homes of Malakoff.
Mrs. Willingham died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, in Athens. She was born Oct. 14, 1915, in Cross Roads to the late Robert Turlington and Lucy Clementine Thornton. She was a housewife.
She was preceded in death by husband, Bascom A. Willingham; daughter, Debra Johnson.
Survivors include daughter, Wanda and husband, Carl L. Tanner of Malakoff; sister, Zula Knobelsdorf of Malakoff; grandchildren, James D. Rogers of Cross Roads, Jason Johnson of New Bruanfels, Carol D. Tanner of Athens, Justin Johnson of Lindale; five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Justin Johnson, Jason Johnson, James Rogers, Carol D. Tanner, C.W. Horton, and Jack Allen.

Jan

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Posted by : admin | On : January 22, 2009

By Emily Lundy
Special to The News
What a beautiful Monday appears likely today. I try to stay in and warm during the bad days as I know how easily it is for the “older” ones to become ill.

Jerry Poe is back home from Round Rock with a new treatment for his heart and looking better. Jerry Crocker will still have more procedures for his throat problem.

Helen Airheart has left this earth after being in Trinidad most all her life. She died last week. Her late husband was Buster Airheart, and they leave three children with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Buster was one of the 10 children belonging to Collin and Iris Airheart. Helen was a Bradley, leaving a sister Laura Doubleday. Helen graduated in 1938 from THS. Buster and many others called Helen “Honey,” which seems a fitting name for a compassionate, generous loving woman who stayed quite busy before she became ill.
For those who keep up with such things or find history interesting, the Airheart name is the most frequently found in the Trinidad Cemetery, replacing the past Johnston, Bradley, Stanfield and others.

J.W. Morgan’s facial surgery was more serious than previously thought; he will undergo skin grafting later.

Joel Ardoin is in a Dallas hospital awaiting one of his surgeries, likely this week.

Toni Steele is still taking precautionary chemo, looking forward to finishing her treatments. Jack Cooley continues with his treatments and tests.

Peggy Miller Airheart continues to fight and cope with her lung disease. High school friends have been going to see her as she does not leave the home in Duncanville anymore that she and husband Charles Airheart have shared for 43 years. They have been married longer than that and have three grown blonde daughters and several grandchildren.

Nursing home or assisted living facility residents on our prayer list include Merle Estes, Joe Mosier, Fran Edgar, Eloise Fisk, Roberta Staples, Joe Wilbanks, Betty (French) Hayes’ mother-in-law, Donna Hayes, Dustin Perry, Roselee Loven, Roberta Staples, Geraldine Stanfield, Gertrude Stanfield, Wretha Barfoot, Lawrence Mosier, Martha Perry, Eugene Berry, Lorene Jackson, and others.

Those not well in their homes or with others include Nell Moore, Rynell Thomas, Chester Bradley, Evelyn Beavers, Lena Goodenough, Louise Fugate, Joe Greenhaw, Raymond Tubbs, David Lohman, Peggy Miller Airheart, Barbara Thompson, David Lohman, Chester Bradley, Bobby Rounsavall, Joel Mays, Louise Fugate, Hilah Gibbs,Pat Holcomb, Cecil and Russell Yates, Joel Ardoin, Charles Shannon, Raymond Tubbs.

TAKS is still the big topic at the public schools. Trinidad played basketball this week. They continue to do well.

Trinidad could still use rain. If we enter into the spring months with low records of moisture, I don’t want to think about summer.

I had no idea the wind blew so much in NE Texas or wherever we live. When I worked, I was inside most of the time. Now at home, I am weary of the strong breezes except at night. Of course, that’s when the wind usually tones down. A warm home, cold wind outside – it’s always been a good feeling.

Last week a home on the corner of Scruggs and McEntire burned severely. No one was in the home at the time of the 1 a.m. blaze. Neighbors were alarmed the fire could spread to their properties, but it was contained by the Trinidad VFD and assistance.

Some counties have a burn ban back in place. Check for Henderson before burning anything outside.

Still anywhere you go, there is going to be construction work on the highways or bridges. And that stop light in Seven Points has raised the ire of many drivers who lack patience. Sometime the line of cars wanting to go north can sit through three light changes before making progress. Everyone has been surprised at the amount of traffic using Highway 274 from Kemp to Trinidad. Well, maybe not everyone.

With all the talk about the improved flu vaccine, influenza of a secret strain in hitting children and adults. I’m glad the vaccine stops much of the flu; someday maybe we’ll conquer it all. Flu, remember, can develop into other diseases, of the chest and lung area especially, even the ears.

Jan

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Posted by : admin | On : January 15, 2009


By Britt Thompson and Amanda Miles Thompson

From The Malakoff News
Friday, January 16, 1953

Rev. Elvin Gibson is to deliver his first sermon Sunday night, 7:30, at the First Baptist Church announces Truman Skaggs, pastor.

Rev. Gibson surrendered to the ministry Sunday night, December 28th. The pastor called the church into conference and the church body gave endorsement to the licensing of Rev. Gibson to the full-time Gospel Ministry. The official license will be presented to Rev. Gibson Sunday night in the worship service.

Being a graduate of the Malakoff High School , Rev. Gibson is a junior at Stephen F. Austin College . He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Gibson of this city.

Special music is being planned for this service. The pastor urges a large attendance to support this fine young man.

CONTRIBUTE TO LOOKING BACK! – If you have photographs, articles, or family histories that you would like to see in the Looking Back column, please contact Britt Thompson at the following email address: rbtnyu81@sbcglobal.net or mail to Britt Thompson, 7033 Blalock Drive , The Colony, Texas 75056. Photographs and text can be in any format.

DOWN MEMORY LANE – Click on the Down Memory Lane link. Share your memories as new pictures from Malakoff

Jan

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Posted by : admin | On : January 15, 2009

We, as a species worry a lot. We have to worry about where our next meal is coming from. Many of us live in climates that require some manner of shelter, at least for part of the year. And if we have a roof, we worry about it leaking. Each advance in technology brings a new worry.
A computer is 10 pounds of worries in a cool looking package.
The automobile is an infinite supply of worry and if the car seems to be running OK, they come equipped with a “check engine” light to keep the worry index above zero.
When the car is sitting in the driveway and beyond worry, there are always the kids. Kids supply worry 24/7 and it never stops. No matter what their age, whatever kids do is a cause for worry.
I drive down streets where the houses have iron grill over their windows. The owners worry about their stuff. I’m not sure what people in gated communities worry about but what ever it is it puts them in a big cage.
A person thinks that if they have $400 thousand they can buy a Lamborghini. But think of the worries that that $400K brings along with this great looking, very fast car. He starts hearing little sounds in the engine. He notices a crooked stitch in the upholstery. There seems to be a flaw in the windshield glass.
To buy a Lamborghini you have so much money that little flaws don’t worry you.
Kids are beset with worries. Initially it is a worry about being fed. At puberty they are swamped with worries: hair, complexion, weight, boys, girls, dating, school, and the future, for example.
I look back at my teenage worries as generally pointless. They are of a class of worries that evaporate as time passes. On the other hand when I was a teenager those worries seemed pretty important.
You leave the teen years only to be hit with new worries. Now is the time of financial worries and end of the world worries. You worry about politicians and business leaders driving us to social and financial ruin, a worry that is not without substance.
The middle age worries are still there when the old age worries arrive; aches and pains, medical and drug bills and impending death when all those worries no longer matter.
Thus Spake the Old Fogy, as he worries about being able to pay his taxes and do his share to bailout the clowns that got us in this worrisome mess.

Jan

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Posted by : admin | On : January 15, 2009

Here are a few leftover Christmas jokes:
According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December. Female reindeer retain their antlers until after they give birth in the spring. Therefore, according to every historical rendition depicting Santa’s reindeer, every single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl. We should have known

Jan

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Posted by : admin | On : January 15, 2009


Services for Santos Rocha, 64, of Malakoff were held 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, at Mankin Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Phil Mangum officiating. Interment was scheduled to follow at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens in San Angelo 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009.
Mr. Rocha died Monday, Jan 12, 2009, in Athens. He was born Aug. 30, 1944, in San Jose De Aura, Coahuila, Mexico to the late Pablo Rocha and Herminia Rios Rocha. He was a master plumber.
He was preceded in death by son, Flavio Rocha; brother, Pablo Rocha, Jr.; and father, Pablo Rocha, Sr.
Survivors include wife, Juanita Rocha; daughters, Estella Grisham of Malakoff, Marisol Rocha and husband Denver Pitzer of Keller, Texas; brothers, Rosalio Rocha of Eldorado, Texas, Arnulfo Rocha of San Angelo, Texas; sisters, Maria Elena Sanchez of Floresville, Texas, Margarita Pimentel of Del Rio, Texas, Gloria Garcia of Miles, Texas, Carmela Pimental of Del Rio, Texas; eight grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Michael Torres, Andrew Torres, Nicolas Torres, Pablo Rocha, Roger Beltran, and Denver Pitzer.
Services were under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home.