In Loving Memory of Essie Mae (Tarver) Stanley

In Loving Memory of Essie Mae (Tarver), Stanley  Born: June 22, 1921, and died: June 20, 2016. Aunt Essie Mae was my father’s sister. I was closest to her when we lived in Vidor, Texas. I was around five years old when we moved from Pine Land, Texas. To Vidor. I remember she was an immaculate housekeeper; everything was perfect in her home always. I loved her and my cousins, especially remember the time frame when I started the first grade. They lived across the street from us. We all visited each other a lot in those days. I remember her calling me Margie Nell. She always laughingly teased me about being sassy and putting my hands on my hips. Aunt Essie Mae used to call me on my birthday, January 17th, every year when we lived in Beaumont; she remembered my birthday because the date of one of her granddaughters was the same date. I would call her on her birthday June 22nd. Until ten years ago, when we retired and moved to Lake Sam Rayburn. I only talked to her by phone a couple of times after we moved. I have been a family historian for Our family… I always had deeply loved and honored my three aunts and seven uncles. My daddy’s siblings. My husband Wesley and I went to Aunt Essie Mae’s Memorial in Vidor and picked up our Aunt Lillie “Bobbie” Baumann in Silsbee, Texas. It […]

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Buford E. Whitton

Buford Earvin Whitton  Age 75  ( Find -A-Grave Memorial# 134735157 ) Born: 01 October 1915, in Timpson, Shelby, Texas, USA. Died on Monday 21 May 1991 in Houston, at the Veteran Administration Medical Center in Harris County, Texas.  Funeral service 2: PM at Hebron Missionary Baptist Church near Pine Land, under the direction of Howard-Glendale Funeral Directors in Houston, Texas. With burial in Hebron Community Cemetery, Broaddus, San Augustine, Texas, USA. A native of Timpson and former resident of San Augustine County. He lived in Houston for several years. He was a retired heavy equipment operator and a World War II veteran. Survivors include his sons, Benny Whitton of Houston, Billy Whitton of Tomball and Bobby Whitton of Nashville, Tenn. ; a sister, Thelma Whitton Tarver of Sour Lake, Texas. Six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Buford was my mother’s big brother. She talked about him and his family so often, as a young child, I was always aware of how much she loved him. She listened to the car radio always waiting to hear her brother’s son Bobby playing with different popular singers.

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Buddy’s sad goodbye

  Marjorie Vaughan Buddy April 12 · The story of “Buddy” and his love for his owner, and my father, Henry “Bud” Tarver. Dad passed from this world to Heaven, January 30, 2016, at 2:22 am. Dad and Buddy had always been lovingly close. My brother and his wife Debra had bought Buddy, eight weeks old as a Christmas gift for Daddy in December 2002. They had been constant companions when in October 2014 my father at 91 Years-Of-Age had a bad fall and other health problems and we had to temporary place him in a Nursing facility for a few months. Buddy stayed with my youngest brother in dad’s home. My brother took him to visit dad often. Happily in August 2015, we brought Dad and Buddy home to live with us. I have been an animal lover my entire life. But Buddy was in a strange place and nervous at first. He started lifting him leg on everything, including Lucy, our female dog. I knew I would have to retrain him. I tried putting him in a cage and taking him outside on regular two-hour trips. But he had never been in a cage and would have no part of it. I put his leash on and connect it to my kitchen cabinets. This he could live with, we took turns taking him out to play and go potty on a schedule. Buddy was a very smart dog […]

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My new Hips

When I began to develop into a young woman, my friends had round hips and bubbies’ ! I still looked like a stick, when we walked by the filling (gas) station on our way home from school, my friend Carolyn would get wolf whistles from the guys, but they didn’t even see me. They would yell, at Carolyn “I wish I had that swing in my back yard.” I did not know what they meant, because she was walking.   I remember getting my first great ideal, I would make me some hips! So I cut out side hips from old towels and sewed them into my underwear on both sides. I thought I looked pretty good, myself, but one afternoon my daddy kept looking at me so strange, I felt my hips kind of sliding around! Daddy looked truly horrified and screamed for Mama, she came running into the room. Daddy was in a panic and ask her what was wrong with me?   She ask me about my hips, with a grin on her face, that soon broke into full laughter, remembering my fits as she called them, when she sewed a dress for me when I was about 6, I wanted it strapless like the movie stars wore, we argued over it. But she makes it her way.   I told her why I made my hips, them, she couldn’t control her laughter. I didn’t think it […]

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Daddy and Uncle Tom’s Chicken story

My Daddy’s stories                                                        August 23, 2011 Henry (Bud) Tarver My daddy told me in about the year 1940 when he was about 17 years old he and his older brother Uncle Tom went to Sunday services at a little church close to White City, in San Augustine County, Texas. The Preacher was really talking down  all teenagers. Today’s teenagers steal and are always up to no good. He said he heard a friend of his tell about teenagers stealing his chickens late at night. The preacher pounded the pulpit really hard and said no teenagers are going to steal my chickens. Uncle Tom looks at daddy and winks, he leaned over and whispered in dad’s ear we’ll show him what bad teenagers are If he thinks they all are so bad. We’ll have his chickens before dark tonight (And they did ) daddy said Uncle Tom went in and handed  him each chicken one at a time and dad put them into a seed sack.  Uncle Tom started handing the rooster to dad then said no he didn’t say anything about the rooster, so he put the rooster back in the pen.     Marjorie Tarver Vaughan

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Memories of Daddy

Memories of my sweet daddy are of my lifetime. But I’ll share the past 6 years, my husband Wesley and I were his Direct Care Givers. Dad wanted to live in his own home in Jasper, Texas. Before his wife Lillian died 2014, it was okay for him to live at home. My youngest brother lived with them. Dad was blind and no longer able to drive. Wesley went to his home twice a week at lease,( a 60-mile drive, one way) to take him to town for groceries and etc. My brother drove him places or went to pick up things for him also. After his wife had died, we tried to get him to live with us. But he wanted to be at home. Late October he had a bad fall outside.Cutting his arm to the bone. We had him set up with Life Alert, but he couldn’t remember to push the button.We had to put him in a VA contracted faulty temporarily for a few months, trying to help him get use of his legs.again. We visited him at least three times a week. Finally, in August 2015, we brought him to live with us. Some of my happiest memories of him and I spending so much time together. Every night I tucked him in bed, being sure he was warm enough. I’d kiss him goodnight and tell him I loved him. Without fail EVERY Night, Dad […]

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Henry “Bud” Tarver

Henry “Bud” Tarver our beloved Father and brother, crossed into heaven on 1/30/2016 at 2:22 AM. He was immersed in his family’s love. Bud was preceded in death by his children’s mother, Thelma Tarver, and later Lillian McDonald, his most recent spouse, his sister Lou Callahan, his brother Jesse Tarver. He is survived by his sisters Lilly “Bob” Baumann, Essie Mae Stanley and brother John Tarver. Bud has 7 Children, Marjorie Vaughan & husband Wesley, Charles Tarver and his wife Cindy, Bonnie Kincell & her husband Doug, Calvin Tarver & his wife Bobbie, Delois Sims & her husband Wayne, Brenda Graham & her husband John, and James Wade Tarver. He also has many Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, and Great Great Grand Children. Bud volunteered for the Army during WW2, where he survived, living through several battles and damaging injuries. After years of tenacious fighting with our own Veterans Administration, and something his family is extremely proud of, was awarding Bud with 100% service connected disability which had been wrongfully denied him for over 50 years. Bud was family oriented providing a protective environment for his children. He was a pure outdoorsman. He trapped for food, hunting and fishing for his family and carving out a living as best he could. He offered his home and food to all that needed help. Bud’s service will have the military honors this veteran deserve. He will be buried next to his wife of 10 […]

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