Obituaries

Wed
27
Apr

Burke

Services for Randall “Randy” Burke, 60, were held Saturday, April 23 with the Rev. Jim Rawlins officiating. Interment was in Crossroads Cemetery. He was born Feb. 12, 1956 in Toledo, Ohio. He died Wednesday, April 20 at East Texas Medical Center in Pittsburg. He received his Master’s of Divinity from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University in 1987. He was an ordained minister of the First Christian Church and pastored in Mount Pleasant. Lincolnton, N. C., Houston, East Chesterfield/ Winameg Parish, Delta, Ohio and Hennessey, Okla. He was a 32 Degree Master Mason and a member of the Coronado Lodge #56 in Hennessey, Okla. and the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma. He enjoyed riding around Walmart on his scooter, visiting with people and always looked forward to Sunday lunch with his family.

Wed
27
Apr

Vandenberg

Services for Jennifer Deanne Vandenberg, 38, were held in Mount Pleasant Wednesday, April 27 at 10. She was born in Sulphur Springs on Nov. 16, 1977. She died Saturday, April 24 after a motorcycle accident in Texarkana.

Wed
27
Apr

Vidales

Ramiro “J.R.” Vidales, Jr. died Thursday, April 21 in Pittsburg. No formal service was scheduled.

Fri
22
Apr

Peace

Services for Victoria “Tori” Peace, 31, were held Wednesday, April 13, at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. She died Monday, April 11 at East Texas Medical Center. She was born May 14, 1984 in Titus County.

Thu
14
Apr

Jordan

Services for Juanita Jordan, 78, were held April 9 at 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with Bro. Doyle Rust and Bro. Chris Jones o ciating. Interment was in Leesburg Cemetery. She died Wednesday, April 6 at Titus Regional Hospital. She wsa born Jan. 7, 1938.

Wed
30
Mar

Garrett

Services for Evertt Garrett, 93, were held Tuesday, Services for Evertt Garrett, 93, were held Tuesday, March 29 at the Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Virgil Faires o ciating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mr. Garrett was born Sept. 22, 1922 in Pittburg and died March 25 at Southern Wind Manor. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran in World War II stationed in Italy. He was retired Pittsburg Postmaster for many years. S/Sgt. Clarence E. Garrett entered the U. S. Army in 1942, trained at Camp Kohler, Calif. Vancover Barracks Wash. and Camp Murphy, Fla. He served with the U. S. Army Air Corps in Ciampino, Italy, near Rome and Trinidad. He received ve bronze stars for participation in the Southern France, Western Germany, Rome-Arno, Appennine, and Po Valley campaigns. He was a radar operator, repairman, and trainer for the 64th Troop Carrier Group.

Wed
23
Mar

Spencer

Our mother, Jacquelyn Grace Hess Spencer, passed away peacefully, in her sleep, March 5 at the age of 91. She was born Sept. 27, 1924, in Pittsburg. Jacquelyn’s parents were William Fred Hess and Della Elizabeth “Dutch” Ingram Hess of Pittsburg. A.D. Ingram, Jacquelyn’s grandfather was the preacher at the First Baptist Church of Pittsburg. Jacquelyn, “Tid”, grew up in Pittsburg. She and her friends played all over town. She held the title of “Miss Pittsburg High School” while attending there. Graduating from Dallas High School, she worked at Neiman Marcus in the millinery department modeling and selling hats. She attended Baylor studying art and art design. At her Uncle Roy Lockett’s drug store she worked the counter. Richard Spencer and his friends would go there a er school just to see such a pretty girl. She also worked for Dr. Lacy. Jacquelyn had many talents and hobbies. She loved to cook and was very good at it. She excelled at painting and drawing.

Wed
23
Mar

Slater

Mary J. Slater, 83, passed away Friday a ernoon, March 11, in Granbury. Graveside services were held at ursday, March 17 at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Mary Jo was born July 9, 1932, in Leesburg to Chester and Ometa Minnshaw Hanson. On April 9, 1949 she married Cli on O. Rushing; he preceded her in death. On Dec. 1, 1982 she married Bill Slater, who also preceded her in death. She worked many years in Fort Worth, and later Granbury, as an account manager and clerk in commercial insurance. A er retiring, she spent many years caring for homeless animals and traveling. Survivors include daughters, Beverly Reese and her husband David Andra of Norman, Okla, and Melody Yadon of Granbury; niece, Janet Belcher of Garland; grandchildren, Elizabeth Farrar and her husband Abraham of Moore, Okla; Clayton Yadon and his wife Megan of Glen Rose; nephew James Belcher; and great-grandchildren Keegan Farrar and Maddie Courtney Yadon.

Wed
16
Mar

Allen

Walter Eugene Allen, 90, of Pittsburg, Texas passed away at his residence on March 6, 2016. Walter was born August 21, 1925 on a small farm near Wylie. He was the youngest of eight children born to John Claude Allen and Elizabeth Elvire Odil Allen. His earliest memories include scratching out a meager existence off the farmland during the great depression. Two days before his 18th birthday Walter joined the United States Marine Corps and served in the South Pacific through the duration of World War II. Upon returning to the States he met the love of his life, Billie Joy Metcalf. An even more significant meeting was his encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ and his life was totally transformed. He and Billie Joy were engaged on August 17, 1946, he was baptized on the following day and they sealed the deal in marriage on January 17, 1947.

Wed
16
Mar

Reid

Services for Delores Margaret H. Reid, 83, were held at 11 on Saturday, March 12, at Bethel Baptist Church. She was born Nov. 21, 1932 in Chicago, Ill. and died Wednesday, March 9 at East Texas Medical Center in Pittsburg.

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