Obituaries

     

 

 

 

 

 
 

Tony Ogburn
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 Park.
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 Chicago, Ill.
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 deputy.
He was a former member of the Malakoff Police Department and was a 32nd degree mason.
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.

Paul Habelt
Services for Deputy Sheriff Paul Steven Habelt, 63, Eustace, were held May 23, 2007, at the First Baptist Church of Athens with John Green officiating.
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 of duty.
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 Officer’s Association.
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 Officer’s Association.

Oveda M. Rush
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 caring.
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.

Dorothy English
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 Malakoff.
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 great-great-granddaughter.
Pallbearers were David, Steven, Paul, Jacob and Bill Neighbors and Jerry Brigrance.