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Obituary: Vonnie Joyce Whitt

Vonnie Joyce Whitt of Eustace passed away on July 7, 2013 in Tyler at the age of 75.

Vonnie was born on Aug. 31, 1937 in Alba, Texas to Joe and Oma Lawson Wright.

She is survived by one son, J. B. Whitt of Eustace; granddaughter, Nicole and husband Jacbo Horton; two great-grandchildren, Forrest Horton and Lyla Horton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son Forrest Paul McNeel; sister Jo Boren; brother James Wright.

Memorial service is pending for a later date under the direction of Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff.

Athens begins water conservation

Athens issued a public notice Monday calling for water conservation in the city. The following is from the city’s website:

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Athens Municipal Water Authority and the City of Athens, Texas are initiating Stage I of the Drought Contingency Plan, effective July 8, 2013. Water Customers of the Athens Municipal Water Authority and the City of Athens, Texas are requested to voluntarily conserve water and adhere to prescribed restrictions on certain water uses.

Stage I – Mild Water Shortage Conditions
Goal – Achieve a voluntary 10% reduction in daily use.
Voluntary Water Use Restrictions:
WATER CUSTOMERS ARE REQUESTED TO VOLUNTARILY LIMIT THE IRRIGATION OF LANDSCAPED AREAS TO EVEN NUMBERED DAYS FOR WATER CUSTOMERS WITH A STREET ADDRESS ENDING IN AN EVEN NUMBER (0, 2, 4, 6 or 8) AND ODD NUMBERED DAYS FOR WATER CUSTOMERS WITH A STREET ADDRESS ENDING IN AN ODD NUMBER (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) AND TO IRRIGATE LANDSCAPES ONLY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF MIDNIGHT TO 10:00 A.M. AND 8:00 P.M. TO MIDNIGHT ON DESIGNATED WATERING DAYS.

Water Customers are requested to practice water conservation and to minimize or discontinue water use for non-essential purposes.

A copy of the complete Drought Contingency Plan can be found here, or can be picked up at City Hall (508 East Tyler Street, Athens, Texas).

Long Cove celebrates summer, welcomes first residents

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Long Cove press release

Long Cove, a new private residential community on Cedar Creek Lake, recently reached several milestones prior to kicking off its first summer season. The 1,200-acre property spans more than six miles of pristine shoreline on deep waters and is designed to offer residents a truly unique lake experience year-round. Differing from other lake developments, Long Cove provides a true “lock and leave” lifestyle, including around-the-clock house and boat concierge services, even when homeowners are not at the lake.

Leading up to its official opening in summer 2013, Long Cove achieved several significant milestones Continue reading “Long Cove celebrates summer, welcomes first residents”

Obituary: Clifford Howard Victry

Clifford Howard Victry
Clifford Howard Victry

Clifford Howard Victry of Trinidad passed away on July 7, 2013 at the age of 76.

Clifford was born on Feb. 20, 1937 in Tulsa, Okla. to Marvin Howard and Grace Weiss Victry.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years JoAnn Victry; two sons, Mark and wife Tracey Victry, Kyle Victry; four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Richard Victry.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 from 11 a.m. to noon at Malakoff Church of Christ at 214 North Martin Street in Malakoff. Services will follow at noon.

Interment will follow at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington at 1219 North Davis, 76012 with the Rev. Lavell Layfield officiating and under the direction of Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral Home, Seven Points.

Obituary: Charles Cantrell

Charles Cantrell of Malakoff passed away at his home on July 4, 2013 at the age of 79.

Charles was born in Wortham on Oct. 5, 1933 to Gude and Jewell Cantrell.

He is survived by his two daughters, Jo and husband Norman Wilson and Cherlyn Cantrell; three sons, Charles and wife Margaret Cantrell, Keith and wife Becky Cantrell, David and wife Julie Cantrell; four brothers, Roy, Ben, Jerry, Danny Cantrell; three sisters, Betty Colson, Linda Herrington and Virgina Adair; 15 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Martha Cantrell.

Visitation was held on Sunday, July 7, at Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.

Service were held on Monday, July 8, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Huckabee/Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff. Interment followed at Post Oak Cemetery in Malakoff with Bro. Wayne Pitchford officiating.