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Posted by : admin | On : October 31, 2008


Anthony Peter Paul (Tony) Wang passed away October 28, 2008 in Malakoff. He was born Jan. 12, 1917, in Cudahy, Wisconsin, son of Olin and Louise (Buczkowski) Wang.
Funeral services will be held at Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in Malakoff at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, with Father Anthony McLaughlin officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home of Kemp.
The family received friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, at the funeral home.
Mr. Wang was formerly from Hayward, Calif., but moved to Texas in 1995. He served as Past President of the Eagle Lodge in Hayward, California and he loved to dance. He was a jack of all trades throughout his lifetime. Anthony worked in the circus, as a boiler tender in the Merchant Marines, maintenance man, ranch hand, gold prospector, steel mill worker, security officer and numerous other trades during his 91 years of life. He enjoyed entertaining friends and family, and he was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by his family, his many friends in California, the Senior Center of Seagoville, Buckner Retirement Home of Dallas, The Christian Care Center of Mesquite, Colonial Retirement Lodge of Terrell and Cedar Lake Nursing Home in Malakoff. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Evelyn, and both of his parents.
Survivors include son, Donald Smith and wife Judie of Payne Springs; grandchildren, John Lee Mathis and wife Donna and Allen Reid Mathis and wife Debi; great-grandchildren, Halie and Dylan Mathis and Brandon Black.
Sign his online guestbook at www.andersonclayton-bros.com.

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Posted by : admin | On : October 31, 2008


Memorial services for Jerry W. Rogers, 65, of Chandler are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Homes of Malakoff. Burial followed at the Malakoff Cemetery.
Mr. Rogers died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, in Athens. He was born Nov. 9, 1942, in Malakoff to the late Lowell Tarrant Rogers and Era Alexander.
Mr. Rogers was an office worker.
Survivors include daughter, Paula Stephens; son, Mark Johnston; brothers, Bobby Rogers, Joel Rogers, Ricky Rogers; sisters, Patsy Whitehead, Carolyn Weiss, Barbara Underwood; nine grandchildren.

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Posted by : admin | On : October 31, 2008


Services for William Clemons, 51, of Mexia, Texas, were held 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at Tomlinson Funeral Home. Burial followed at Post Oak Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Homes of Malakoff.
Mr. Clemons died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, in Groesbeck, Texas. He was born April 12, 1957, in Waco to the late Thomas Clemons and Melba Cannon.
Survivors include sisters, Susie and Ricky Allen, Jeri and Donald McKiddie, Debbie and Tony Barrett; brother, Wayne and Debi French; seven nephews and five nieces.

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Posted by : admin | On : October 31, 2008


On Oct. 27, 2008, Rebecca “Becky” Gail Ray, of Malakoff, left the cares of this world and took her first breath in Heaven. Born on Nov. 29, 1951, Becky is survived by her husband of 33 years, O.B. Ray, and her three sons and two daughters-in-law, Bart Ray of Ft. Worth, Matt and Hilary Ray of Malakoff, and Adam and Misty Ray of Tyler. Her greatest joys were the times she spent with her husband, children, church ministry and particularly her two grandsons, Beau and Holden Ray, and granddaughter, Kendall Ray.
Being the oldest child of five siblings, she was preceded in death by her father, Claude Mullins, and is survived by her mother, Charlene Mullins of Malakoff; sister, Sandy Shirley of Athens; younger brothers, Bill Mullins of Malakoff, Charles Mullins of Malakoff, and baby sister, Jay Jay Lee of Katy, Texas, as well as sister-in-law, Tammy Mullins, brother-in-law, Kelley Lee, and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Having spent most of her life in Malakoff, Becky was known and loved by many Henderson County residents. She touched many lives through the years by living out her faith on a daily basis which was reflected through her warmth, compassion and generosity. Becky’s life revolved around her family, her community and her church home, First Baptist Church of Malakoff. To say the least, Becky was a sports lover, and at the top of her list would be the Malakoff Tigers and coming in second would be a flip of the coin with the Dallas Mavericks vs. the Texas Rangers.
The family would be honored if you would join us in remembering Becky on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Malakoff.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in honor of Becky Ray to the Malakoff Youth Sports Association – First State Bank Malakoff.

Oct

31

Posted by : admin | On : October 31, 2008

By Emily Lundy
Special to The News
Some cooler weather has been greeting us early in the morning. It’s time or past the time to check the heaters.

Last week Trinidad buried Grady Harkins, 90, father of Charles McMurry and his wife Betty of Athens. The service was in Trinidad on a beautiful sunny day. Grady resided in Trinidad and in Colorado most of his adult life. His wife, Edna, died years ago.

This week, the town buried a younger friend, Denise Loven, 50, of complications from long-time diabetes. She died in Richardson. Loven taught school for most of her life, but had to begin bed care a few years ago and find treatment in different places. She is the daughter of Pastor Loven and his wife Roselee. Denise was a fun and lovely person when she felt well. She will be missed.

Lonnie Williams, a family man in Trinidad and long-time resident, died last week. His services were held in Antioch Baptist Church. He was well known as one of the man Williams children and still considered younger than a senior citizen.

Pat Hamm’s first part of her sinus test received a good report, but the official word is on its way.

Toni Steele, the wife of Pastor Jimmy Steele, has had her surgery and is getting regulated to heart medication again which she had to stop prior to the surgery. She is in Baylor and improving at a good pace.

Trinidad held a Fall Festival at the school Friday night to raise money for needed items at the school. Many attended for fun and games.

On the prayer list are Merle Estes, Albert Mizell, Sr., of Lousiana in serious condition, Bro. Wilbanks, Johnnie Holliman, daughter of the late Linnie Lundy and “Doody” Radney of Kerens, Anne Hurlburt who is related to the McClungs of Kemp, Fran Edgar, Judy Wiggins Hernandez scheduled for leg surgery, Chester Bradley, Louise Fugate, Cleora Fleming, Helen Airheart, Geraldine Stanfield, Gertrude Stanfield, Harding Airheart, Thelma Smith, Lorene Jackson, Eloise Fisk, Martha Perry, Lena Goodenough, Roberta Staples, Roselee Loven, Evelyn Beaver, Raymond Tubbs, Eugene Berry who did make it to homecoming, the family of Lonnie Williams who died last week, and all our soldiers around the world. We want to especially remember these people at Christmas, especially the soldiers, some who may not have family. There are various drop-off spots which have to start now for gathering needed items to reach Iraq timely.

Reportedly, Patsy Warren Tidmore is back in town. She has many family members here who are glad to see her return.

Oct

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Posted by : admin | On : October 24, 2008


Services for Danny Carrol Guy, 55, of Eustace were held 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at First Baptist Church of Eustace with the Rev. Paul McKinney officiating. Interment followed at Cedar Creek Memorial Park in Mabank under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home.
Mr. Guy died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, in Eustace. He was born Nov. 20, 1952, in San Diego, Calif.
Mr. Guy had resided in Eustace for the past three years and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Guy worked for Brookshire

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Posted by : admin | On : October 24, 2008


Jimmie Gordon Alexander of Cedar Creek Lake was an artist, musician and woodworker. He was preceded in death by son, Eddy.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Donna; son, Jerry and wife Carrie; grandchildren, Alan, Jennifer and husband David, Jimmy and wife Savana, Payton, Christie, Darby; great-grandchildren, Eddy A., Eddy O., Miles Alan.

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Posted by : admin | On : October 24, 2008

This week has been just a little more exciting than last. Old Fogy has called and said next Thursday is D-Day. That is the day Jeff Davis intends to depart Albuquerque and head our way. If he really does hold to his departure day (the day before you get this paper) he should arrive here on Saturday, about the time you get around to reading about it. He admits he sometimes procrastinates, so we’ll see. When he arrives here, he will have two guest rooms to choose from.

I am moved into my new house now, and my friend Carl is moving into the mobile home where I have been living. Carl has a perfectly good house in Trinidad, but he really likes to be out here in the country with the trees and his horses, and also likes that I will often cook supper for him. I like that he lifts heavy things, keeps the boogers off me, and occasionally fixes something for me. And we often just like hanging out together. Each of us is fixing up a nice guest room. Jeff can take turns staying in the boys’ house and the girls’ house. If he likes it here, and wants to stay, we are going to fix him his own apartment.
I just love my new house. This week it got more beautiful. I’ve told you about my sister Mary’s kids – her son and her daughter and her daughter-in-law, how they have the gift of making a house look fantastically wonderful. Sunday, Mary’s son and daughter-in-law Tommy and Bernice Harris came out and spread their magic over my house. Just took the stuff I already had and moved it around and all the sudden it really looked homey and comfortable and gorgeous.

Then my daughter Liz came along and did a few things which moved it up a notch or two. Liz is no slouch as a decorator herself. In the morning Mary’s daughter Margaret is coming to have coffee with Liz and me, and by the time she leaves I guarantee the place will have some more wonderful things done to it.

I’m not real bad at this myself. I’ve been collecting all the neat stuff these guys have been arranging for me, starting with that great chair that I had to put the plastic jars on its arms to keep puppy Maggie from chewing them off. I love old things. There is not one brand new piece of furniture in the house, not a lamp or a tablecloth, and the only thing new in the bedroom is a great bedspread covered with fat roses, with linens to match. In the bathroom my tub is one of those really old deep ones that I rescued from its recent life as a horse watering tub. The pedestal sink came from my mother’s house in Athens, and was a gift from the Jeff Weinsteins who bought the house and remodeled it. I did get brand new old fashioned chrome fixtures on both, and I’ve got new fluffy white towels and bathmat in there.

I’m going to have pictures for you, just as soon as I uncover that camera!

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Posted by : admin | On : October 24, 2008

Oct

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Posted by : admin | On : October 24, 2008

From Staff Reports

The Pride of Malakoff made it three-for-three last weekend.
The Malakoff band gave one of its best performances of the season while facing top ranked 4A and 5A bands at the HEB Invitational last Saturday. Malakoff won Best in Class for the third straight week, sweeping this season