Obituaries

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Nov

Meagley

Services for Martha Alice Meagley, 70, were held on Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. in Pittsburg. Ms. Meagley was born July 20, 1948 in Hancock N.Y. and died Nov. 20 in Paris, Ark. Interment was heldat Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Pritchett.
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24
Nov

Allen

Services for Mary Helen Allen, 70, of Gilmer was held on Nov. 22. Ms. Allen was born Dec. 19, 1944 in Gilmer and died Nov. 16. Interment was in Hickory Hill Cemetery in Pittsburg.
Tue
18
Nov

Taft

Services for Grace Laverne Taft, 85, of Burleson, were held Nov. 10. Interment was in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Mrs. Taft was born Aug. 17, 1929 in Pittsburg to Windell and Annie (Reed) Hood. She died Nov. 4 in Burleson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Taft, four sisters and a brother. Survivors include two daughters and sons-inlaw, Joy Fay and David Williams and Barbara and Mike Comeau, three grandsons and two great-grandchildren.
Tue
18
Nov

Manley

Doyle Manley, 80, of Pittsburg, passed away on Nov. 12, at his residence in Pittsburg. 
Graveside services were held Friday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. at Crossroads Cemetery in Pittsburg with Mike Gravois officiating. Mr. Manley was born on Oct. 10, 1934. He was retired from Lone Star Steel (U.S. Steel) and a member of the Church of Christ.
Tue
18
Nov

Hoffman

Funeral services for Charles Louie Hoffman, 77, were held on Thursday, Nov. 13 at Erman Smith Funeral Home. He entered into eternal life on Nov. 9. He was a resident of Shreveport, La. He was born and raised in Pittsburg. He was the beloved son of the late Adele Hughes Hoffman and the late Louie Hoffman. Charles lived life to the fullest, and he loved to travel and especially enjoyed traveling the country in his RV. He relished trips to the west coast and traveling to Europe. He loved to tell a good story; Charles got a kick out of sitting on a balcony facing the ocean during the morning hours while enjoying fresh pastries and fruit. He took great joy in attending the University of Texas (UT) football games. His most memorable moment came when he witnessed UT win the national championship in the Rose Bowl in 2006.
Tue
18
Nov

Carson

Services for Edna E. Winkle Carson, 100, were held Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. at Erman Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Packer and the Rev. Bill Beckham officiating. Mrs. Carson was born on Feb. 7, 1914 in Winnsboro and passed away Nov. 15 at East Texas Medical Center-Pittsburg. Mrs. Carson was a retired high school home economics teacher, a member of First Baptist Church in Pittsburg, a member of the Green Thumb Garden Club, and a member of the Supper Club.
Survivors include son, Larry and Lucretia Winkle of McKinney; daughter, Alice Johns of Pittsburg; grandchildren Joe Winkle, Elizabeth Wintters, David Johns, Jennifer Hugo, and Molly Moss; niece, Jo Beth Moore of Corpus Christi; nine great grandchildren; and three greatgreat grandchildren.
Tue
18
Nov

Campbell

Services were held for Margaret Irene Campbell, 76, of Gilmer on Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. at Erman Smith Funeral Home in Pittsburg. Ms. Campbell was born May 4, 1938 in Sulphur Bluff and died Nov. 13 at East Texas Medical Center Tyler. Interment was at Bethel Cemetery in Mount Vernon.

 

Tue
11
Nov

McBride

Services for Carl Mc- Bride, 89, were held Nov. 9, 2 p.m., at the Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Posey and Bro. Jim Jordan officiating. Interment was in Mount Vernon Cemetery.
Tue
11
Nov

Millsap

Services for Duane Lavon Millsap, 85, of Leesburg, were on Monday, Nov. 10, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point, the Rev. Billy Smith officiated the ceremony. Mr. Millsap was born July 29, 1929 in Henrietta, Okla. and he died Friday, Oct. 31 at his home. He is the son of William Otto Millsap and Rosa Mae Keathly Millsap. He was raised in Dallas and married Patsy Dale Malone. Mr. Millsap was a veteran of the United States Army. He was employed by Overhead Door Company in Dallas for 30 years and was a truck driver for Pilgrim’s Pride for 33 years in Pittsburg, he retired in 1999. He enjoyed watching television and raising game roosters. Mr. Millsap was a member of the VFW (the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States). He had lived in Leesburg for the past 12 years and was a Baptist.
Tue
11
Nov

Burns

Services for Sam J.Burns, 90, were held Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Bro Kyle Smith and Robert Burns officiating. Interment was in Ebenezer Cemetery. He was born May 12, 1924 in Emory. He died Friday, Nov. 7 at his home in Pittsburg. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and served in the Army. He was the retired owner of Burns Grocery. He was preceded in death  by his parents, Oscar ColumbusBurns and Nona Cook Burns.He is survived by his wife, Mildred Katherine Burns; one son, Danny K. Burns; one daughter Teresa Ann Gholston of New Boston; grandchildren, Tausha Renee Carlson of Austin, Blake Daryn Burns of Fort Worth, Bradley Kyle Burns of Keller, Lance Christopher Gholston of Arlington, Collin Ryan Gholston of New Boston; great-grandchildren, Broc and Beckum Burns, Kennedy and Cade Carlson, Addison Gholston, Reagan and Hayden Burns.Pallbearers were Bradley Burns, Chris Carlson, Lance Gholston, Collin Gholston, James Burns and Tony Burns.

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