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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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In memory of you

In memory of you “Daddy” We started an orchard. Planting the peach, pear and cherry tree’s. Like you were planning to do with us in the spring. How could you leave us like that? We had plans, many of them were your plans, remember? In my purse is your list of plants, and seeds you had me write in the winter, for the spring garden. I fill my shopping cart, but before checkout, I feel great pain and sadness in my chest, I turn around and put them back. How could you leave us like that? We can’t plant your garden, without “you” Daddy!  Gardening  without us all, is just too painful!   Marjorie Tarver Vaughan

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Dragonflies’ and Shame

The first time I remember experiencing anger, my mother was finished washing clothes on the back porch. She let the hose down from the wringer type washer, and I just couldn’t resist those lovely white soapy bubbles draining out into the yard. I ran and jumped right in the soapy water, which quickly turned into slippery mud. Surprised and upset my mother scolded me harshly as my feet flew up and my hind end landed. I jumped up with my hands on my hips and got sassy (that’s momma’s side of the story). However, I do recall being pretty upset with her. Then she said the craziest thing, pick a switch and bring it to me for your spanking. I stomped off with my hands on my hips, slowly walking looking for the smallest little switch I could find and kept trying it out on my legs and hind end!  Suddenly I look up and beside me was a wire fence. Two beautiful dragonflies were resting there. I slipped up and ran my two fingers over and under the wings of the first one and caught him.  I felt the usual delight, that “I got you “ feeling.      ………..But that dreading going back with my switch feeling made me so angry!                                 Suddenly I ripped the wings off the dragonfly…… Even today after 65 years; I can still hear him scream… I felt real pain in my heart and, a feeling washed […]

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The Brave Soldier is home again.

UPDATE…Daddy is now living with us in our home on the beautiful Sam Rayburn Lake.  Wesley my husband of 31 years, checked him out of Parkwood Place this morning for a three-day visit. However, the moment they drove into our driveway, my sister and I are waiting outside with cameras in hand for that precious face we love so much. I knew he was not […]

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Pictish Women Warriors

This new series will be about women in Scottish History. Much of the Scots history has spoken about the Kings and Nobles yet some of those men would not have been great kings if it was not for the dowry received upon a marriage contract. Women were kept under the covers, in the pantries and behind locked doors while the brave warriors went and conquered other countries. The brave scottish women of Celtic, Pictish, Irish or European origins played a large role in the development of Scotland and other countries. It is time to unlock the doors and step back in time. The ladies of ancient Alba and Scotland were treated horribly yet most of them out foxed the men. The men would only marry them for their lands because it was the tradition for the woman to have lands and money to bring into the marriage. Some noble ladies would have to hide in nunneries after marriage for the husband would try to kill them after the land was in the husband’s name. The old priests used to keep documentation pertaining to the survival of the noble ladies. The Pictish warrior women changed things for the ancient noble ladies. The ladies of the Pics actually did the choosing of their mates. They were the strong, stubborn fighters that entered into woman-kind with a strange awe for the men. The great men did not know how to cope with a […]

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Mrs. Sarah Tarver Funeral services Saturday 4 November 1961

in Vidor Saturday November 4, 1961 Rites Are Held For Mrs. Sarah Tarver in Vidor Saturday Funeral services were held at I0: a rn. Saturday in the South Side Holiness Church of Vidor, for Mrs Surah N. Tarver, 68, of Vidor, who died at 2: a.m. Thursday in Hotel Dieu Hospital after a long illness. The Rev. A. L. Christian, pastor, and the Rev. Bill Mansfield. evangelist, of Vidor, officiated. Burial was in the Broadus Cemetery near San Augustine. Texas, under the direction of Roberts and Pipkin-Brulin Funeral Home. Pallbearers were the Rev. R. N. Davis. Rev. James A. Morris, Rev. Burl Stephens, Rev. Luther Eaves, Rev. Billy Jolly and L.N. McMillin. Mrs. Tarver, a native of Louisiana, had lived in Vidor 12 years. She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church of Vidor. Survivors include six sons, John R Tarver, of Vidor, Jessie R. Tarver, Evadale. Albert Tarver of Zavalla, Alfred Tarver of Buna, Henry Tarver of Sour Lake, and Tom Tarver of San Augustine. Also three daughters, Mrs. Essie Mae Stanly of Vidor, Mrs. Lillie Baumann of Silsbee. and Mrs. Lou Ella Callahan of Ark.; two brothers, N.J. McKeithen, Roganville, Texas, and A. S. McKeithen, Kirbyville; sister, Fostena Davis, Hindston, La.; 46 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

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Future History

Maddy Vaughan with her great great grandfather, Henry “Bud” Tarver. He has always thought she is a little princess. Joshua Vaughan her father has had a great , loving relationship with his great grandfather since he was 2 years old. Time spent with Joshua, his Poppy Wesley and his great grandfather Bud, fishing at the river where Bud lives, made […]

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Cowboy Tarver brothers,

Henry “Bud” Tarver, across from his great-grandson Joshua Vaughan, and brothers, Jessie R. and John Rubin Tarver, playing dominoes on our back deck at Lake Sam Rayburn, our home on Thanksgiving Day  2013. I remember feeling very blessed, when I took this photo. We lost my Uncle Jessie on Christmas Day 2014. He was special to me, and we loved to share our family’s history.  He shared with me much of the […]

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