Obituaries

Thu
03
Sep

Frances Marie Thompson

Frances Marie Thompson nee Watson, age 72, died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, on Aug. 27, 2015 in her Pittsburg, Texas home. Frances is survived by James Olson of Pittsburg; daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Marc Menkemeller; grandson, Mikhael James Menkemeller; step-granddaughter, Lauren Menkemeller of Frisco, Texas; siblings, Darlene Baird of Bullard, Texas, Thomas R. Watson of Loveland, Colo. and Durand E. Watson of Guam; nieces, Lisa Harding and Sarah Bell and nephews, Brett Baird and Philip Watson.

She is preceded in death by parents Mattie and Cecil Watson of Pittsburg and brother, Marvin Clyde Watson.

Thu
27
Aug

Etauice Cummings

Etauice Cummings was born Jan. 9, 1923 in Pittsburg Texas and passed away Aug. 14, 2015 at her home in Gilmer. Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Gilmer with Bro. Jesse Davis officiating. Interment will be in Crossroad Cemetery in Gilmer.

Thu
27
Aug

Mary Alice Phillips

Mary Alice Phillips was born Nov. 17, 1924 in Pittsburg and died Aug. 15, 2015 at her home in Sherman.

Ms. Phillips was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg, a former librarian at the Pittsburg-Camp County Public Library and a former docent at the Pittsburg Farmstead Museum.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Pittsburg.

Online condolences may be left at www.ermansmithfuneralhome.net.

Thu
27
Aug

Marcillous “Marc” Valentine

Marcillous “Marc” Valentine was born Sept. 9, 1965 in Longview, Texas and passed away Aug. 13, 2015.

Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Ore City. An online guestbook may be signed at www.reeder-davis.com.

Thu
27
Aug

Mickey Landers

 

Mickey Landers was born April 10, 1951 in Camp County and passed away Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 at East Texas Medical Center in Pittsburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents Gladwyn C. Brummell and Ruby Jewell Brummell; daughter, Gwendolyn Michelle Landers; stepson, Randy Lee Landers and brothers, Weldon Richardson and Winford Richardson.

Survivors include husband, William “Lee” Landers of Leesburg; one son, Glenn R. Key Jr.; three stepsons, Rody Jack Landers and Sheri Landers of Pittsburg, Michael Eual Landers of Pittsburg and Chris and Janenne Kellum of Leesburg; step-daughter, Rhonda and Jimmy McPhearson of Pittsburg; three grandchildren, Lindsey Landers, Nicholas Kizer and wife, Lydia and Dustin Kizer; numerous step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Thu
20
Aug

Arthur Lee Mitchell

Arthur Lee Mitchell was born July 16, 1928 in Pittsburg, Texas and passed away Aug. 7, 2015 at Medical City Dallas Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015 at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsburg, Texas with Rev. John M. Brooks officiating.

Interment was in Union Chapel Cemetery in Pittsburg, Texas.

Thu
20
Aug

Barbara DeOrnellis

Barbara DeOrnellis was born Aug. 11, 1940 in McCrory, Arkansas and passed away Aug. 9, 2015 at her residence in Pittsburg.

Mrs. DeOrnellis was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and worked for Pilgrim’s Pride for 21 years. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grammy and aunt.

Survivors include her husband, Orval DeOrnellis; two sons, Terry DeOrnellis and wife, Suzanne, of Henderson and Tony DeOrnellis and wife, Amy, of Brenham; four grandchildren, Tyler DeOrnellis, Dalton DeOrnellis, Dylan DeOrnellis and Delaney DeOrnellis; one brother, Tom Wright and wife, Judy, of Pittsburg and three sisters, Louise Marshall of Laurinburg, North Carolina, Zerita Clark of Pittsburg and Beverly Anderson and husband, Anthony, of Pittsburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Elsie Wright and two brothers-in-law, Dave Marshall and Larry Clark.

Thu
20
Aug

Olive Elizabeth Hughbank

Olive Elizabeth Hughbank (Ollie), 93, went to be with her heavenly Father on August 10, 2015 in Pittsburg, Texas.

Ollie Hughbank was born Dec. 16, 1921 in San Diego, California, to Lena and Jesse Reasor. She married Robert James Hughbank on September 5, 1941. She was married 51 years before the passing of her husband, Robert J. Hughbank, Sergeant Major, USMC, retired.

Ollie kept the family together while her husband fought in WWII and Korea. She was the quintessential Marine wife and mother who managed the family through two wars and several moves as Sgt. Major Hughbank was transferred to several duty stations in several different states. Ollie held several jobs of her own and was a Jack of All Trades but a Master of None.

Ollie was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Hughbank; her parents; her two brothers; one sister and granddaughter, Vicky Lee Munke.

Thu
20
Aug

Deborah Lynn Gawrieh

Deborah Lynn Gawrieh, 61, of White Oak passed away Monday, August 10, surrounded by her family. 

She was born in Heber Springs, Arkansas on May 28, 1954 to Wayne and Ellen Garrett and had 4 sisters. She graduated from Heber Springs High School in1972 and then moved to Little Rock, Arkansas. 

She then met the man she would marry at Wyatt's Cafeteria in 1977 where they both worked. Shortly after meeting, they began dating and were married on January 17, 1981. Together they had four children, and all four of them were the center of her universe. Every day of her life was dedicated to taking care of her husband and children, and she did so by always driving everyone around to practices, games, tournaments and events while still making sure everyone ate and knew that they were loved. 

Thu
13
Aug

Jimmy Ray Kinard

 

Jimmy Ray Kinard was born December 28, 1952 in Tyler Texas and passed away Thursday, August 6, 2015. He was a Pittsburg resident, maintenance supervisor and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Graveside services were held Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 at Baskom Cemetery in Tyler under the direction of Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home in Gilmer. No visitation was scheduled. 

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