Obituary: Rusty Speake

Funeral Services for Rusty Speake, 63, of Malakoff are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens with Bro. Tommy Hayes officiating. Interment will follow at Malakoff Cemetery.

Rusty passed away on November 11, 2017, in Tyler.

Clayton Russell “Rusty” Speake was born August 30, 1954, in Athens, Texas the son of Maurice Hardiman “Sonny” Speake and Caroline Bates Speake. He was a self-employed A/C owner-operator at Speake Air Conditioning serving Henderson County and the surrounding areas for over 40 years. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. His other hobbies included music, playing the guitar, billiards, but more than all he loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a loving husband, father, son, grandfather and brother who will be greatly missed by all he knew.

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Obituary: Carolyn Lindsey

Carolyn Lindsey, age 84, of Brownsboro, passed away on November 10, 2017, in Tyler. She was born on July 24, 1933, to Victor Carlton Cook and Loreda Mae Camp Cook in Frankston, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jake Junior Lindsey; her brother, Charles Cook and sister, Mary Cook; her son-in-law, Gary Guffey; and one great-grandchild, Xavier Miller.

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Obituary: Sara Ann Stripling

Sara Ann Stripling Jenkins was born July 12, 1944, in Beaumont, Texas to Arthur Reagan Stripling and Allene Mueller Stripling; she entered in to rest with her savior Jesus Christ at her home in Athens, Texas on November 8, 2017.

Sara graduated from Athens High School, Class of 1962, then attended HCJC and became a Cardette; she went on to complete her Bachelors in Elementary Education at North Texas State University. She married her high school sweetheart, Erv. Jenkins, in 1965 and enjoyed 52 years together. She was an unwavering supporter of her children and grandchildren as well as devoted to her church. She had a servant’s heart and volunteered in numerous activities such as a Sunday school teacher, Girl Scout leader, G.A.s, homeroom mother, organized Mother’s Day Out, as well as a chauffeur for her girls. She loved to travel with Erv., to shop for a great deal, and she had a great sense of humor. Her fun-loving and kind presence will be missed by her family.

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Obituary: Johnny Ray Lindley

Funeral services for Johnny Ray Lindley 66, Athens have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jason Smith officiating.

Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Athens.

Johnny passed away Tuesday evening in Tyler.

He was born December 30, 1950, in Pampa, Texas to J.C and Clara Florene Seabourn Lindley. Johnny graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and went on to serve his country in the United States Navy serving on the U.S.S. Piedmont. He attended Texas A&M University. Johnny loved music and he was an avid guitar player. He loved to read and had a special gift writing poetry. He was a Baptist by faith.

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