Services for Deputy Sheriff Tony Price Ogburn, 61, Log Cabin, were held
May 24, 2007, at the First Baptist Church of Athens with the Rev. Jackie
Coleman officiating. Burial with honors was held at the Oaklawn Memorial
Ogburn was born Sept. 13, 1945, in Norfolk, Va., to Ralph and Mary Brown
Ogburn, and died May 17, 2007, in the line of duty serving in the
Henderson County Sheriff’s Department.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and moved to Dallas in 1970.
He married Patricia Johnson in June, 1976.
He was involved in the radio and music production industry where he had
worked as a disc jockey and music director. Stations included KKDA of
Dallas, KGFJ of Los Angeles, KNOK of Arlington and Curtis Mayfied of
He was a former supervisor with the Dallas Area Rapid Transit and moved
to Henderson County in 1989.
He began his career with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department as a
jailor and was currently serving as a transport officer and civil
He was a former member of the Malakoff Police Department and was a 32nd
Survivors include his wife Pat Ogburn, Log Cabin; sons and
daughter-in-law Ralph L. and Shaunda Ogburn, Raleigh, N.C.; Tony Ogburn,
Oklahoma City, Okla.; daughters and sons-in-law Mary “Peaches” and John
Wilson, Los Angeles, Calif.; Deborah Ogburn serving in Kuwait in the
U.S. Army; and 14 grandchildren.
Services for Deputy Sheriff Paul Steven Habelt, 63, Eustace, were held
May 23, 2007, at the First Baptist Church of Athens with John Green
Burial with honors was held at the Old Goshen Cemetery near Eustace
under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home in Athens.
Habelt was born Oct. 1, 1943, in Pacific Grove, Calif., to Milton and
Florence Beamis Habelt, and died May 17, 2007, in the line of duty
serving in the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department.
He lived his early life in the San Francisco Bay area and after
graduation, he served as a military policeman in the U.S. Army. After
his military career he served as an officer in the Oakland Police
Department for several years. He retired after being injured in the line
His family moved to Henderson County in 1992 and he joined the Henderson
County Sheriff’s Department in 1994. He held positions as patrol deputy,
sergeant, lieutenant and investigator.
He enjoyed Harley Davidson motorcycles, hunting, fishing, camping and
spending time in the Sierra Nevadas.
He was a member of Blue Knights No. 28 and the Henderson County Peace
Survivors include his wife Mrs. Paul Habelt, Eustace; sons and
daughters-in-law Christopher and Sonya Habelt, Modesto, Calif.;
Christopher Stanberry, Eustace; daughters and sons-in-law Stacey and
Christopher Marckese, Modesto, Calif.; Kristie and Bill Scherbak,
Markleeville, Calif; and 13 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Henderson County Peace
Oveda M. Rush, 87, of Kemp, passed away at her residence May 19, 2007.
Rush was born Dec. 28, 1919, in Mt. Selman to Henry and Delphia Cheek.
Oveda was preceded in death by her first husband Mack Jennings, second
husband Ortho Rush and her beloved fiancé, Leon Herring, two brothers,
I.Z. Cheek and J.C. Cheek, and sister Geneva Doyle.
She is survived by her sisters Ira Penny Hudiberg of Hurst and Margie
Hamby of Houston; nephew Joe Cheek and wife Harriet of Kosciusko, Miss.;
as well as many other nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Her family would like to extend a special thank you to all of her
friends and neighbors at Lakeshore Estates for their kindness and
Funeral services were held May 21, 2007, at Anderson-Clayton Funeral
Chapel with the Rev. James Hughes officiating. Interment was at Earl’s
Chapel Cemetery in Jacksonville.
Graveside services for Dorothy English, 83, Mabank, formerly of
Carthage, were held May 19, 2007, at Restland Memorial Park near
Carthage under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home.
English passed away May 15, 2007, in Tyler.
Dorothy Lee Reese English was born Oct. 19, 1923, in Martinsville to
Joseph Lee and Rosa Chalker Reese.
She married William Elmer English Feb. 3, 1945, in Nacogdoches County,
and he predeceased her Oct. 31, 1981.
She had lived in Mabank since 1994, moving from Carthage. She was also
preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include brothers-in-law Wayne Wright of Waldron, Ind., and Jim
Zipperian of Mabank; sister-in-law Mary Reese of Mabank; numerous
nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choosing.
Ethel A. Moser
Services for Ethel A. Moser, 99, Malakoff, were held at Calvary Baptist
Church, Trinidad, with Brother Jim Farmer officiating. Burial was in
Trinidad Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in
Moser was born Aug. 31, 1907, in Wood County to the late Ethel Annie
Tucker and W.L. Young, and died May 16, 2007, in Malakoff. She was
preceded in death by her husband Charlie Joseph Moser, daughter Laurla
Ann Bell and grandson Sammy Ray Batchelor.
She was a homemaker and member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter Ethel Charlene Neighbors, Kemp; sons
James Lawrence Moser, Trinidad; and Cleverne Joe Moser, Malakoff; four
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one
Pallbearers were David, Steven, Paul, Jacob and Bill Neighbors and Jerry