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Friday, October 19, 2012 - The News - Page 7A Obituaries .............. James Arlen Wilson James Aden Wilson was born Sept. 2, 1935, in Goosecreek, Baytown. He died Oct. 10, 2012 at his home in Kaysville, Utah. He is survived by his wife, Sharon McGaha Wilson; George A. Wilson, of Bountiful, Utah, Lee Jamison Wilson of Seven Points, James (Jimmy) Wilson, of Seven Points, Jay A. Wilson, of Seven Points, and for- mer wife Nona Faye Wilson of Seven Points. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rebecca Smallwood. He was blessed with seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, on Belmont St., in Athens. Visitation will pre- cede the service. Virginia Lillian Bradley Robertson Virginia Lillian Bradley Robertson went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 with family at her side. She was born in Trinidad on May 6, 1922 to TT (Tru- man) and Lille Bradley, and celebrated her 90th birth- day surrounded by family on May 6, 2012. Mrs. Robertson was delighted by her children, grand- children, and great-grandchildren. She was member of the Malakoff First Baptist Church and served by teaching Sunday school, helping with VBS, and being an active member of the Ruth Class for many years. She worked in Seagoville for Gibson's payroll department and served as secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. She worked at Kirby's in Malakoff and helped her husband, Rollen, with his business throughout their married life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rollen Carlton Robertson, and brother Chester Bradley. She leaves behind son, Don Robertson and wife John- nie; daughters, Barbara Gunnels and husband Bill, and Rhonda Wilcox and partner Donna Rinn; grandchildren Jesse Robertson and wife Kim, Pebbles Knight and hus- band Roy, Teri Gunnels, Wendy Yates, Koen Rinn and fianc6 Codi Huebner, Ryan Rinn and wife Kirstie, Laura Rinn, Jill Keel and husband Brad, Buddy Cox and wife Shelley, Theresa Bancroft and husband Bod- ine; great-grandchildren Rendi and Amanda Knight, Rollen, Riley and Rachel Robertson, Tyler, Ellie and Carson Rinn, Peyton Keel, and Jonathan, Bailee and Hanna; great-great-grandson Chase Hollingshead; niece, Markey DuBose, Bruce DuBose, and many more loving extended family members and friends. Mrs. Robertson's life will be honored at a memorial service at Malakoff First Baptist Church I p.m. Satur- day, Oct. 20, with Bro. Casey Perry officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Vir- ginia Robertson Downtown Malakoff Beautification Fund c/o Malakoff Chamber of Commerce PO Box 1042, Malakoff, TX 75148. Rocky Lee Padgett Rocky Lee Padgett, 29, of Malakoff, passed away Oct. 5, 2012 in Tyler. He was born Sept. 29, 1983 in Athens to Steven and Kimberly Padgett. He graduated Malakoff High School in 2002. He served in the U.S. Army and currently was serving in the Na- Padgett tional Guard. He is survived by his parents, Steven and Kim Pad- gett; brothers Steven Padgett, Jonathan Hutchison, and Bud Rath. He is also survived by his military family He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Jeff and Sandra Padgett, Jim and Kathryn Pata; uncle Mike Pad- gett, and cousin Paul Neumann. Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 at Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff. Services were held 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 at the First Baptist Church, Malakoff with Bro. Tommy Hayes officiating. Wadine Fulwiler Wadine Fulwiler passed away on Oct. 14, 2012 at the age of 91, in Trinidad. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband WalEs Fulwiler and daughter Judy Fulwiler. She is survived by her children, Joe, John, Jane, Jerry, and Jeffrey; and her brother, Ben, and wife Barbara Ware; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Waco Memorial Park Cemetery, Waco. Services were under the direction of Huckabee/Tom- linson Funeral Home, Malakoff. Online condolences can be made at www.tomlinson- BERRY LUMBER "Your Hometown, Home Owned Company" OPEN Mon - Fri 7:30-5:00 Sat Malakoff (903)489-0532 "$5 :t_ ERE ~ I debated using this title for fear of being of- fensive to someone; how- ever, I don't believe there are any narrow-minded people reading my arti- cles. So my faithful read- ers read on. Uncle Tom was one of the two- legged critters that lived on Dave and Nettie's farm. 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