Obituaries

Wed
27
Aug

Stierwalt

Hal McKnight Stierwalt, Sr. was born to Francis Neal McKnight and Henry Brun Stierwalt in Ft. Smith, Ark. on 13 October 1931. He passed 22 August 2014 at the age of 82. Hal graduated from Ft. Smith High School, attended Missouri School of Mines (Missouri A&M) and graduated from Oklahoma State University with bachelor of science in engineering and management. In New Mexico, he was also licensed as a professional engineer. Vigilantly serving his country during the Korean Conflict, Hal was in the Navy.
Wed
27
Aug

Porter

Thomas Michael Porter, 53, of Iowa Park went to be with his Savior on Aug. 20. Visitation was held at Lakeview Church of God from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24. A celebration of his life was held Monday, Aug. 25, at 2:00 p.m. at Lakeview Church of God.
Tommy was the pastor at Lakeview Church of God and was a member of the Ministerial Alliance in Iowa Park. Tommy was born Dec. 30, 1960 in Dallas. His parents were Billy and Sue Porter. He lived in Plano, until his parents moved to Winnsboro, where he eventually met and married his wife, Sherrie, on March 10, 1984. 
Wed
27
Aug

Johnson

A graveside service for Claude Lee Johnson, 51, was held Monday, Aug. 25 at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Kyle Smith officiating. He was born April 16, 1963 in Brownfield and he died Friday, Aug. 22 at a Tyler hospital.
Wed
27
Aug

Gressett

Services for Robert  “Bob” Gressett, 77, of Leesburg were held Monday at New Mine Baptist Church with interment in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mr. Gressett was born June 15, 1937 in Denison and died Aug. 22 at his home in Leesburg. Bro. Tim Parker officiated in the service
Wed
27
Aug

Charlton

Patsy Ann Derrick Charlton, 73, of Mount Pleasant passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, at her residence. Graveside services were held on Aug. 23, at Lone Star Cemetery with the Rev. Gib Johnson officiating under the direction of Curry-Welborn Funeral Home.
Patsy was born Aug. 7, 1941 in Mount Pleasant to Vester and Bonnie Bell Moss Derrick. She was a loving mother, mawmaw and homemaker and she attended Mount Moriah Baptist Church.
Patsy is survived by her daughter Pam and Riley Collier of Cookville; son Jerry Michael Charlton of Omaha; grandchildren Kimberly and Jody Yandle of Pittsburg, Dustan Sikes of Cookville, Trent and Kelly Hammonds of Cookville, Krystle Collier of Cookville; eight great grandchildren; sister Paulette and Gary Strawn of Mount Pleasant; brother Donald and Retta Derrick of Omaha.
Tue
19
Aug

Spratt

A graveside service for Hartzel Bennett Spratt, 89, (formerly of Pittsburg) was held Aug. 16 at New Mine Cemetery in Pittsburg with Bro. Tim Parker officiating. She was born July 17, 1925 in Perryville. She died at her home in Paris Aug. 14.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law Buddy and Debra Spratt of Paris; four daughters, Patty Drake; Susan and her husband Morris Briggs, Jill and her husband Bob Johns and Melissa and her husband Joe Salter, all of Paris; three sisters, Hazel Spearman, Helen Reynolds of Longview, and Nelwyn Hudgens of Amarillo; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents: Warren Frank Bennett and Myrtle Snead; her  spouse, Bruce Spratt; siblings, Billie Smith, Glen Bennett, Tim Bennett, Faye Scudder and Mildred Hughey.
Tue
19
Aug

Seale

Services for Charlene Seale, 92, were held Saturday, Aug. 16, at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Bros. Chris Jones and Doyle Rust officiating. Interment was in County Line (Riley) Cemetery.
She was born Feb. 26, 1922 in Camp County to Elbert and Velma (Rumsey) Robinson. She died Wednesday, Aug. 13 at her home in Pittsburg. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons and daughters-inlaw, Lecil and Elisabeth Seale and Jackie and Sherri Seale, all of Pittsburg; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Jerry Pilgrim of Florida and JoAnn and David Frye of Longview; two brothers, Verlon Robinson of Smyrna, Ga., and Carroll and sister-in-law, Mildred Robinson of Pittsburg; seven grandchildren; 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Neil O. Seale; one sister, Evelyn Inez Peters and son Davy Seale.
Tue
12
Aug

Shearin

A graveside service for Carolyn Jean Shearin, 68, was held last Saturday at Leesburg Cemetery with the Rev. Rex French officiating. Mrs. Shearin was born June 11, 1946 in Temple. She died Wednesday, Aug. 6 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. Survivors include her
husband, Herschel Bishop of Cason; one son and daughter- in-law, Michael W. and Cindy Shearin of Pittsburg; three daughters and sonsin- law, Laura and William  Coleman of Poteet; Kathy Holley-Kite and Michael Kite and Linda and Scott Kirkland, all of Pittsburg; one brother, Bob; four sisters, Sis, Barbara, Nellie and Nora Mae; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin Clinton Kelly and Ruby Ray Grisham Kelly and her husband, John Shearin.
Online condolences may be left at www.ermansmithfuneralhome. net.
Tue
12
Aug

McElhaney

Peggy Joann McElhaney of Tyler passed away Aug. 5 at the age of 78 years. She was born March 4, 1936 in Franklin County the daughter of Floyd McCoy and Allie Luella (Townsend) Anderson.
Tue
12
Aug

Massey

Massey
Services for Wanda Massey, 77, were held at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel Thursday, Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. Bros. Kyle Smith and DannyTrimble officiated and interment was in Crossroads Cemetery. Mrs. Massey was born Feb. 24, 1937 in Camp County. As a member of Pine Baptist Church, she was devoted to her church and was an avid player of Pokeno and hand and foot card games.
She is survived by her husband Bobby Don Massey of Pittsburg; two sons, Dennis and his wife Vicki Massey of Gilmer and Greg Massey of Pittsburg; and four grandchildren. Pallbearers were: BillyTaylor, Kyle Nugent, Doug Willette, Kevin Massey, Steve Efurd and Greg Efurd. Honorary pallbearers were John Hart Efurd, Pete Taylor, Jeff Efurd and Doyle Nugent. Memorials can be made to Pine Baptist Church, 488 CR 1340, Pittsburg, TX 75686. Online condolences may be left at www.ermansmithfuneralhome. net.

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