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Passing of Henry Malone, Sr. and R.L. Carney


Henry Malone, Sr.

Henry Lee Malone was born on July 21, 1948, in Nacogdoches, Texas to Oscar Malone, Sr. and Mary Johnson. As a child he attended Little Zion Baptist Church and was a member of the Junior Choir.

Henry attended E.J. Campbell High School in Nacogdoches. Henry graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a B.A. Degree in Sociology.

Henry was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1974, serving his country with honor until 1982. While in the military, Henry received the National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal (Twice) and Expert Rifle (M-16).

Henry went on to further his education while in the military. While in the military he earned his Masters Degree in Counseling from Ball State University out of Muncie, Indiana. After leaving the military, Henry continued his education in Mental Health Counseling at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. He retired in 2013.

Henry was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and became a member of the 4th Degree Knights of Peter Claver Council 35. He also served as an usher for several years.

Henry’s favorite pastime was fishing, gardening and spending time with his family. He also had a great love for football, basketball and track, which he played for many years.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Malone, Sr. and Mary Johnson; brothers, Oscar, Jr. and Lynn Malone.

Henry leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Sheila; sister, Georgia Mae; brothers, Glenn (Pat) and George (Reba); sister-in-law, Cloteel; daughter, Felicia (David); sons, Keith (Janet), Mark Henry, Rodney (Megan) and Lee; daughter, Tanikka; mother-in-law, Jane; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, classmates and friends.

I lieu of flowers, the family request that a donation be made to Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in his name.

R.L. Carney, father to Greg L. Carney ’84, Lumberjack Hall of Fame and Jacks of Honor recipient

Ronald Lee “R.L.” Carney, 80, of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 4, 2015. He was surrounded by his loving wife and family in his home.

He was born on Nov. 5, 1934, in Houston, Texas, to Nelson Davis Carney and Billie Martin Carney.

Memorial service for R.L. will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, 5400 North St., Nacogdoches, with Ellis Reynolds and Bill Sherrill officiating.

R.L. founded Carney Roofing Company in 1962 with family and enjoyed working with many local businesses. After graduating from Texas City High School in 1953, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served from 1953 to 1956. During his service, he attained the rank of staff sergeant and participated in the Korean Conflict.

R.L. enjoyed fishing the Gulf Coast, his dogs, coaching his sons’ little league sports teams and traveling with his wife, Tommye. R.L. was a loving husband. He had high expectations for his family members and was proud of their accomplishments. His wife and best friend, Tommye Fuller Carney of Nacogdoches, survives him. He is also survived by his children and grandchildren, Steven (wife, Heidi; son and daughter, Brian and Meagan), Matthew (wife, Dee; daughter, Kristen; son-in-law, Anthony Morales; and son, Matthew Ryan), and Gregory (wife, Susie; son, Colton); stepdaughter, Tamela Childers Moss (husband, Greg; daughter, Tori); and stepson, Derek Childers. His brothers and sisters also survive him, Wallace Carney, Barbara LaLena, Phillip Carney (wife, Sheila), Sue White (husband, Carroll) and Pauline Carney. R.L. also has many nieces, nephews and friends too numerous to list but not forgotten.

He is reunited with his father and mother; Gary Carney (brother); Phyllis Carney (sister-in-law); and Charles Lalena (brother-in-law), who preceded him in death.

His family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (www.gifts.mdanderson.org); or the charity of your choice. A special thank you to Dr. Randle Vinther and Lifecare Hospice for their help and support. Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com. Services are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.