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Jim "Tuffy" Hester

February 5, 1950 ~ April 6, 2017 (age 67)
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A candle was lit by Peggy Nunemaker on April 6, 2017 8:59 AM
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A candle was lit by Brett & Lisa Curlis on April 6, 2017 11:49 AM
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A candle was lit by Johnny & Wilma Henson on April 6, 2017 12:36 PM
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A candle was lit by Coach Bill Ed Leedy and family on April 6, 2017 1:20 PM
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A candle was lit by Ron and Janice Tillett on April 6, 2017 1:47 PM
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A candle was lit by Sharon Collier Carman on April 6, 2017 3:13 PM
Message from Sharon Collier Carman
April 6, 2017 3:18 PM

Jimmy was a childhood friend of mine. He will be missed by all who knew him. Prayer for his family during this difficult time..🙏
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A candle was lit by Sandy King on April 6, 2017 4:54 PM
Message from Buck and Lucy Cooper
April 6, 2017 7:04 PM

We were so sorry to to hear about Tuffy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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A candle was lit by Dennis and Gloria Davis on April 6, 2017 7:52 PM
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A candle was lit by Donald, Bonita, and Robert Gooch on April 7, 2017 1:08 AM
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A candle was lit by Jimmy Cox and wife Sharon on April 7, 2017 8:56 AM
Message from Jimmy Cox and wife Sharon
April 7, 2017 9:00 AM

Judy,
Was so saddened to hear of "Tuffy's" passing. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers for comfort today and all the days ahead.
I remember some great times growing up around you both.
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A candle was lit by Roy and Cathie Faulkner on April 7, 2017 11:17 AM
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A candle was lit by Rheba and Ray Sims on April 7, 2017 11:42 AM
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A candle was lit by John and Jo Sallee on April 7, 2017 2:49 PM
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A candle was lit by Lida & Ella Mae on April 7, 2017 3:04 PM
Message from Ella Mae Curlis
April 7, 2017 3:07 PM

Our prayers are with you and family. Tuffy was always my second brother.
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A candle was lit by Cebern and Dana Moore on April 7, 2017 3:18 PM
Message from David Gambrel
April 7, 2017 3:56 PM

So very sorry love and prayers
Message from David Gambrel
April 7, 2017 3:56 PM

So very sorry love and prayers
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A candle was lit by Anthony, Angie & Shelby Gilkerson on April 7, 2017 4:03 PM
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A candle was lit by Mark Hogue on April 7, 2017 4:22 PM
Message from Mark Hogue
April 7, 2017 4:24 PM

Sorry for your loss.. Jimmy was a great guy and good friend.. He will be missed by all..
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A candle was lit by Adrian and Jamie Waddell on April 7, 2017 4:27 PM
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A candle was lit by Beverly Hester Dudderar on April 7, 2017 5:39 PM
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A candle was lit by Carol "Sissy" Davis on April 7, 2017 5:48 PM
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A candle was lit by Farris,Evonna,Chase & Chelsea Marcum on April 7, 2017 5:55 PM
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A candle was lit by Billy Hastie and all the Hastie famiy on April 7, 2017 6:43 PM
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A candle was lit by Debbie Collins on April 7, 2017 7:11 PM
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A candle was lit by Gary and Mimi Carter on April 7, 2017 7:13 PM
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A candle was lit by Sharon Genton Simpson on April 7, 2017 7:24 PM
I didn't know Tuffy until I met him at Dr. Bates office. He became a good friend and I looked forward to his visits. He was a sweet person, we shared many laughs together. My deepest condolences to his family and close friends, you have lost a special man. Rest in peace my friend!
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A candle was lit by Jo Ann Fitzpatrick on April 7, 2017 7:29 PM
Message from Toni Powers Mitchell
April 7, 2017 8:12 PM

Judy, Brackstan, Zac, and Amanda; I am so very sorry for your loss of Tuffy....... a husband, father, and forever your angel.
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A candle was lit by Jenny Lynn Whittaker on April 7, 2017 8:26 PM
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A candle was lit by Lloyd Fain on April 7, 2017 8:37 PM
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A candle was lit by Mary Lou Lynn on April 7, 2017 8:48 PM
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A candle was lit by Brenda Renner Antle on April 7, 2017 8:49 PM
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A candle was lit by Ann Abell Jackson on April 7, 2017 8:58 PM
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A candle was lit by David & Rita Faulkner on April 7, 2017 8:59 PM
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A candle was lit by Becky Thompson on April 7, 2017 9:45 PM
Message from David & Rita Faulkner
April 7, 2017 10:05 PM

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
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A candle was lit by Chuck and Judy Jacobs on April 7, 2017 10:14 PM
Message from Chuck and Judy Jacobs
April 7, 2017 10:18 PM

""Tuffy" was a good friend. Sorry for the Loss but we send Love and Prayers.. May God give you strength and peace in the coming days.
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A candle was lit by Tim and Wendy Estes on April 7, 2017 10:24 PM
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A candle was lit by Eric, Adriane and Dustin Jones on April 7, 2017 10:25 PM
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A candle was lit by Jennifer "Lil Goochie" & Grant Gilbert on April 7, 2017 11:06 PM
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A candle was lit by Happy Fox and family. on April 7, 2017 11:08 PM
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A candle was lit by Debbie Dunn on April 7, 2017 11:10 PM
Message from Jennifer Gilbert
April 7, 2017 11:11 PM

I'm so sorry for the loss of a good man who I've known my whole life.. Prayers are with you all. Love you so much. 🙏🏻❤️ I'm heartbroken that I will be unable to attend the services due to vacation plans, but know my heart is with you all.
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A candle was lit by Tracy Gooch on April 8, 2017 1:29 AM
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A candle was lit by Brenda Wilson on April 8, 2017 5:34 AM
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A candle was lit by Scott and Teresa Ferguson on April 8, 2017 7:36 AM
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A candle was lit by Jim McGuffey on April 8, 2017 7:37 AM
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A candle was lit by Melanie & Stephen Hester on April 8, 2017 8:10 AM
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A candle was lit by Monty "Monk" Wilkerson on April 8, 2017 8:32 AM
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A candle was lit by Gary and Kathy Napier on April 8, 2017 8:57 AM
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A candle was lit by Imogene dawson on April 8, 2017 8:58 AM
Message from Imogene dawson
April 8, 2017 9:04 AM

Judy & family, so, so sorry for your loss. Prayers to family for today and days ahead
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A candle was lit by Bobby and Mona Reed on April 8, 2017 10:49 AM
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A candle was lit by Troy and Becky Carrier on April 8, 2017 11:05 AM
Message from Troy and Becky Carrier
April 8, 2017 11:06 AM

Tuffy was a great neighbor and friend. He will be missed.
Message from Donna Smock
April 8, 2017 11:10 AM

I remember the day you walked from the choir to the back of the church just to give me a hug after my son died....I still think about that day & am sending a big hug back to you & will be thinking about you & praying for you
Message from Doug Pendygraft
April 8, 2017 11:40 AM

One of my favorite Stanford Wildcat football players. I gave him the nickname "Tuffy".
Deepest sympathy to his family.
Doug
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A candle was lit by Doug Pendygraft on April 8, 2017 11:41 AM
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A candle was lit by Joni Hogue Terry on April 8, 2017 12:44 PM
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A candle was lit by Terry, Debbie, and Hagan Wilson on April 8, 2017 1:44 PM
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A candle was lit by Hubert and Nell Deatherage on April 8, 2017 1:46 PM
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A candle was lit by Mary Adrianne Davis on April 8, 2017 3:20 PM
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A candle was lit by Jamie & Tami Releford on April 8, 2017 3:32 PM
Message from Jamie & Tami Releford
April 8, 2017 3:36 PM

JuJu, Braxton, Zac, and Amanda, our hearts hurt at the loss of Tuffy. We rejoice knowing that he has joined so many other wonderful Hester's in heaven, I can hear the laughter and joy now. We pray for you daily and will continue to do so. We love you!
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A candle was lit by Jotey, Earlene & Joey McAlister on April 8, 2017 4:45 PM
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A candle was lit by Connie Oaks & Family on April 9, 2017 2:44 PM
Message from Brian Mercer
April 10, 2017 4:25 PM

I was saddened to hear of Jim's passing. He was always so kind to annoying underclassmen at Stanford High and I really looked up to him. Even though it has been many years since I have seen him it is amazing the impact he has made. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Message from Maria
April 22, 2017 12:13 AM

13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.

Rest in peace my friend.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
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