Thomas Merle Babers

Mr. Thomas Merle Babers, age 70 of Saline, died Saturday, May 12, 2018. Mr. Babers was born in Winnfield to Thomas Coy Babers and Avis (Kelley) Babers. He was a life-long member of Briarwood Baptist Church in Readhimer, La. where he also served as a deacon. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved the outdoors almost as much as he loved his precious family. Friends visited with the family 5:00pm ~ 8:00pm Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Briarwood Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 10:00am Thursday at the church with Rev. Trey Etheridge and Rev. Dick DeBusk officiating. Interment was in the Briarwood Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 52 years, Linda (Mason) Babers; children, Thomas David Babers & Felecia, Richard Mark Babers & Lorie, Kevin Shane Babers & Katherine, Kelli Nicole Babers Hoffpauir & Chase; grandchil- dren, Chelsea Marie Nastasi & Chris, Thomas Cole Babers, Crysta Babers, Clay Babers, Tristen Babers, Richard Caleb Babers & Morgan, Marcus Aaron Babers, Trevor Babers, Ashlyn Babers, Andrew Babers, Dilyn Babers, Maci Babers, Coltyn Babers; great grandchildren, Aubree Nastasi, Deken Babers, Layken Babers, Hayden Babers, Raylen Babers; sister, Billie Jean Babers Sanders; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mr. Babers was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Coy Babers and Avis (Kelley) Babers. Serving the family as pallbearers were Cole Babers, Caleb Babers, Trevor Babers, Clay Babers, Andrew Babers, Aaron Babers, Coltyn Babers, Chris Nastasi, Tristen Babers; Honorary Pallbearers are Dilyn Babers and Deken Babers

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