Obituaries

Wed
21
Sep

McCurry-Shoemaker

Julia Danielle Irene McCurry-Shoemaker, 25, was born on June 28, 1991 and passed away Sept. 10. Julia was born in Fort Worth to Shelley Adam and Kent Conner. Julia lived in Fort Worth and then Oklahoma City until she was 3. In 1994, she was adopted by Mike and Sandra McCurry, her paternal grandparents. She grew up in Pittsburg and attended school there and took classes at Northeast Texas Community College; she later attended Paris Junior College. While in Pittsburg, she attended St. William Laud Episcopal Church. Julia excelled in gymnastics much of her growing up years. She first learned gymnastics from Mandy Hobbs. She later joined the Academy School of Dance and Gymnastics in Mount Pleasant and toured with that group to Australia. She was a cheerleader at Pittsburg Middle School and Pittsburg High School. This past year, she lived in Killeen, where she married Fred Shoemaker on July 22.

Wed
21
Sep

Jones

Donna Gayle Laird Jones was perfectly healed on Sept. 11, after a determined and courageous battle with cancer. She epitomized a gracious, godly Christ-follower and in her quiet, meek spirit, influenced hundreds of people’s lives. She was born Sept. 23, 1954, to H.P. and Oneta Laird in Pittsburg. Her life was shaped profoundly by her coming to faith in Christ as a young girl and her mother’s encouragement and participation in church and the Bible Memory Association. The Scriptures became the core of her life, virtue, character and strength. She graduated from Arlington Baptist College in 1977 with a degree in Bible and Christian Education. It was also there that she met Griffin Jones and they were married, June 2, 1975. Her deepest desire was to be a spiritual woman, wife, mother, friend and homemaker. She fulfilled God’s purpose throughout her life in all of these with dignity, grace, and honor.

Wed
21
Sep

Reynolds

Margaret Sue Reynolds, of Pittsburg, passed away peacefully on Sept. 15 at the age of 73. Margaret was born June 11, 1943 in Camp County to Troy Crawford Reynolds and Gladys Sanders Reynolds. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Sept. 17 at Macedonia Cemetery in Camp County with Virgil Faires officiating.

Wed
21
Sep

Sheppard

Sammie Marie Sheppard, 62, died on Sept. 12 at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview. Sheppard was born on June 21, 1954 in Pittsburg. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Pittsburg under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home; it was officiated by the Rev. Patrick Lloyd.

Wed
21
Sep

Bergh

Peggy Chappell Bergh, 95 of Austin, Texas died from heart complications at the Heart Hospital of Austin Tuesday evening, Sept. 13.. Peggy was born on March 21, 1921 in Pittsburg, Texas to Gertrude and Charles Chappell, P.E. Peggy attended Pittsburg High School and graduated from Texas Women’s University in 1943 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Arts. She married Army 2nd Lt. Albert Gordon Bergh on August 30, 1946 and later had two sons, Gordon and Charles. Peggy was a teacher for many years. She taught art and technical drawing in public schools and local junior colleges in Pasadena, California; Agana, Guam, and Pittsburg, Texas. She was an artist at heart who loved to sculpt and paint. She enjoyed walking the halls of museums soaking in the nuances of great artists.

Wed
14
Sep

Shults

Arlene Olson Shults passed away Monday, Aug. 29 in Mt. Pleasant. She was born Oct. 18, 1935 in Austin, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her parents; Joseph Oliver and Mildred Brimacomb Olson; a brother Richard Olson; and her children’s father Rusty Shults. She is survived by her brother David Olson and her sisters Marjorie DeRaad, Ruth Olson, and Barbara Buck all of Minnesota. She is also survived by four children; Ricky Shults and wife Annette of Mt. Pleasant, Christy Young of Kilgore, Randy Shults and wife Cyndi of Wichita Falls and Richy Shults and wife Pam of Pittsburg. Plus, she is survived by 15 Grandchildren, 35 Great Grandchildren, and three great- great grandchildren. Arlene loved life, loved her family and friends, and to say she loved baseball would be an understatement! From the Texas rangers to t-ball she was the ultimate fan. ere will be a private memorial in honor of Arlene at a later date. Donations may be made in memory of Arlene Shults to the Mt.

Wed
14
Sep

Reed

Hester Woods Reed, 77, died Sept. 5 at East Texas Medical Center-Pittsburg; she was born Sept. 15, 1938 in Clarksville. Services were held at 11 a.m. Sept. 12 at Springhill Baptist Church in Pittsburg under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. e Rev. Patrick Lloyd o ciated. Interment was held at Hanson Cemetery in Pittsburg.

Wed
14
Sep

McElhaney

Mollie Mae McElhaney, 85, of Whiteoak, died Sept. 11, at her home. Services are pending.

Thu
25
Aug

Jones

A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at Masonic Cemetery in Mount Pleasant under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home for Dortha Gene Hosford Jones, 87, of Newsome who died Aug. 17 at her home. Born in Earlsboro, Okla., she was a longtime member of the First Assembly of God Church in Pittsburg. Survivors include: five children, Margaret Morris of Cookville, Sherman Jones, Karen (Duane) Walker, Tommy (Sandra) Jones all of Leesburg, Paula Travis of Evergreen, Colo.; two sisters, Joyce Laney of San Antonio and Jeanette Sanders of Mount Pleasant; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceeded in death by her husband L. J. of 60 years; two daughters; parents Raymond and Marie Hosford, a brother, daughter-in-law, son-in-law and three granddaughters. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Cima Hospice Care or your favorite charity or church.

Thu
25
Aug

Julian

Earl Julian, of Pittsburg, passed away Saturday, Aug. 20 at the age of 91. Mr. Julian was born Aug. 3, 1925 in Leesburg to Henry Louie Julian and Annie Cleo Scarborough Julian. Durign World War II he joined the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served until he was honorably discharged in 1945. While stationed in California he met and later married Mary Katheryn Pilgrim. After his military service Earl attended Tyler Commerical College, and graduated with an accounting diploma in 1946. He was a past Camp County Judge, and also Camp County Auditor. Mr. Julian also enjoyed careers with both Lone Star Steel and Camp County Building Supply. He was also long time rancher. Mr. Julian was a member of First Baptist Church in Pittsburg, and had been a prior member of Pine Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for many years.

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