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“Jr I will miss coming by to see you and Ethyl. your gonna be missed an awfully lot Molly and the kids they all loved you very much so did I your...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Betty Tollett - lockesburg, AR

“Good Night Cecil, My old school friend, May you rest in piece. Just hand your Tack up for a spell ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Charles Hyatt - Nederland,, TX

“So very sorry for your loss of such a fine cowboy, husband and father and grandfather! Jr. shoed all my horses and oh the tales he could tell you...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Philip Bobo - Hope, AR - Friend

“My prayers are with you during this difficult time. ... ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Angela Tabler-Calhoon - Texarkana, AR

“Junior was a dear friend and a great horseman. He was a Christian and had a high respect for his fellow man. He will be deeply missed but leaves many...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Susanne Chaffin - Friend

“Cecil was the finest of Gods men. He has earned his rewards and will be at peace with all those who've gone on before him. He was loved dearly by...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Connie Ardwin Cupp - AR - Family

“Cecil, the ONLY man that could make me cringe with a handshake, you gave me advise that no one ever knew of, we spoke of things that you never...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Wiley Peters - New Boston, TX

“Oh how I loved my Uncle Cecil. I'm sorry I won't be able to attend services due to my health right now but love to Aunt Ethel and Molly and family. ...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Andria Pawlak - Texarkana, AR

“With deepest Sympathy, May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish. ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Lisa Crouse - Siloam Springs, AR

“Miss Ethyl and Molly, I'm so sorry to hear of Mr. Jr.'s passing. He was one of the finest men I've ever known, a true hero to me, I am just...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Donna Wells - Family Friend

“R.I.P. Cecil ....you were awesome with my sons, Craig and Doug Sehon. Forever you shall be remembered and loved. ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Rhonda Rhodes - Ashdown, AR

“Ethyl and Molly, i am sorry for the loss of your awesome husband and father. I have watched Cecil shoe horses at my neighbors, ridecup and Hicks Rd,...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Rita Whetstein - Ashdown, AR

“Ethyl and Molly, i am sorry for the loss of your awesome husband and father. I have watched Cecil shoe horses at my neighbors, ridecup and Hicks Rd,...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Rita Whetstein - Ashdown, AR

“So saddened for your loss!! He was a great horseman!!! ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Josie Atkinson - Acquaintance

“Jr was a shining light, a ray of Hope and a perfect role model to myself and David. His strength and courage paved a path we will never stray from....Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: JULIE & DAVID TABLER - Ben Lomond, AR

“Cecil was of the old school, he was a true gentleman! He will be missed! ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Tressie Mitchell - Ashdown, AR

“Molly, I'm sorry that you've had to give up your dad to Heaven. I know you loved him. ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Debby Ward - Ogden, AR - Friend

“Uncle Cecil was the most precious uncle of all time...a dedicated Christian man that loved everyone...he will be missed by all who knew him. I have...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Neta Sullivan - Ashdown, AR

“Have great memories of a very fine man. Loved that we had the pleasure of knowing him. Our deepest sympathy is extend to the entire family. Hardest...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Tammy and Jimmy Woods


Samuel Cecil Tabler Jr., 77, of Ashdown, AR passed away October 4, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Tabler was born August 20, 1939 in Ben Lomond, AR to Samuel Cecil and Mary Alice Tabler Sr. He was a member and an ordained deacon of Hopewell Baptist Church in Ashdown, AR. He was an avid horseman and a legend of his time. Mr. Tabler was a horse trainer and horseshoer for over 50 years. He was a 4H project leader for over 24 years. Mr. Tabler married his high school sweetheart , Ethyl Marie Ardwin, and they would have been married 56 years this coming Saturday October 8th. He is preceded in death by his parents; infant sister, Dimmer; three brothers, Doyle Tabler, Hal Tabler, and Vernon "Buddy " Tabler.

Survivors include in loving wife, Ethyl Marie Ardwin Tabler of Ashdown, AR; one daughter, Maria Cecilia "Molly" Tabler and her husband Donnie Wooden of Ashdown, AR; three sisters, Mittie Hinsley of Maybank, TX, Winnie Hunter of Shreveport, LA, Shirley Musgrove of Midlothian, TX; one grandson, Lucas Lee Wooden, twin granddaughters, Allison Marie and Emily Ann Wooden; numerous relatives and a host of friends.

Honorary Pallbearers: Joe Ed Penney, Donnie Smith
Pallbearers: Chris Moon, Doyle Crouch, Rick Wisdom, Phillip Redfearn, Norman Jester, Jimmy Jester, Dale Sansom, Gene McKnight

Visitation will be Thursday October 6, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Madden Funeral Home Chapel in Ashdown, AR.

Funeral Services will be Friday October 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Hopewell Baptist Church in Ashdown, AR with Bro. Ike Thompson and Bro. Travis Arden officiating.
Burial will follow at Blackerby Cemetery in Ashdown, AR under the direction of Madden Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

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