Obituaries

Tue
16
Dec

Laird

Michael Wayne Laird, 62 of Leesburg, passed away Dec. 10, in Winnsboro. He was born on Sept. 3, 1952 in Levelland. His funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14, at  Nail-Haggard FuneralHome Chapel with Bro. Nub Brown officiating. Interment was held at Spring Hill Cemetery in Rocky Branch.
Tue
16
Dec

Groves

Marianne Groves, 71, of Pittsburg, passed away on Dec. 10, at East Texas Medical Center in Pittsburg. Mrs. Groves was born on July 19, 1943 in Stuttgart, Germany. Her funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2:00 p.m. at Erman Smith Funneral Home Chapel in Pittsburg with Dr. Lanny Groves officiating. Mrs. Groves was of the Baptist faith and worked for the sheriff’s office for 17 years.
She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Groves of Pittsburg; three stepsons: Lanny Groves, Brad Groves, and Randy Groves; one daughter: Marie Hackett, numerous grandchildren, and two great-grand children. Mrs. Groves was preceded in death by her parents, Ludwig Bores and Maria Ottenbacher. Online condolences may be left at www. ermansmithfuneralhome. net
Tue
16
Dec

Bass

Jerry Bass, 78, of Holly Lake Ranch, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. 
Memorial services wereheld Saturday, Dec. 13 at 10:00 a.m. at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsburg with Bro. Kyle Smith officiating, under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home. Mr. Bass was born onJune 18, 1936 in Paris. He was of the Christian faith, served as a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force, was a vocational counselor for 17 years, and was an educational professional serving as a principal for the public school system.
Wed
10
Dec

Walker

Betty Jean Walker, 68, of Pittsburg, passedaway on Dec. 4, at East Texas Medical Center Tyler. Services were held Monday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. at Bates-Cooper-Sloan Chapel in Mount Pleasant with Bro. Kelly Johnson officiating. Interment was held at Clark Cemetery in Jenkins. Mrs. Walker was born on Jan. 19, 1946. She worked 20 years for Titus County and was a member of the Pentecostal faith.
Wed
10
Dec

Belk

Annie Mae Belk, 88, of Pittsburg, passed away on Nov. 30, at East Texas Medical Center Tyler. Mrs. Belk was born on Jan. 28, 1926 in Lake Arthur, La. Graveside services were held Saturday, Dec. 6 at 11 a.m. at Crossroads Cemetery in Pittsburg with Dr. Tim Smith officiating. 
She is survived by one son and daughter-in law, Tim and Tonia Belk of Gladewater; two daughters and one son-in-law, Lynda and Wayne Hooper of Scroggins and Tammy Belk of Pittsburg; her companion Werner Eisen of Mount Vernon, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, 16 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Belk was preceded in death by her husband, Bryson Belk; four brothers: Leo, Leon, Charles, Holland “Blackie” Langley; two sisters: Zora Langley Meridith, and Geraldine Langley Ardion.
Memorials may be made to the Region 8 Education Service Center. Online condolences may be left at www.ermansmithfuneralhome. net.
Tue
02
Dec

Vaden

Services for Bobby L. Vaden, 80, of Pittsburg were held on Nov. 28, at 1 p.m. at Floyd Valley Baptist Church.Officiating was Elder Neotis Robertson. Mr. Vaden was born Oct.30, 1934 in Marietta and died Nov. 21 at Pittsburg Nursing Center.Interment was held at Floyd Valley Cemetery.
Tue
02
Dec

Traylor

Services for Larry R. Traylor, 63, of Pittsburg were held on Nov. 26. Officiating was the Rev. John Brooks. Mr. Traylor was born Nov. 23, 1950 in Pittsburg and died Nov. 20 at Paris Regional Medical Center. Interment was held at Hanson Cemetery in Pittsburg.
Tue
02
Dec

Julian

Services for William Henry Julian Jr., 88, were held Sunday, Nov. 30 at the Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Packer officiating. Interment was at Leesburg Cemetery. He was born Feb. 13, 1926 in Camp County and died Nov. 28 at East Texas Medical Center Pittsburg.
Tue
02
Dec

Holmes

Albert G. Holmes, 69, was born May 22, 1945 in Pittsburg and died on Nov. 22 at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mount Pleasant. No services were held.
Tue
02
Dec

Harris

Services for Frances Harris, 88, were held Monday, Dec. 1 at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dan Trimble officiating. Interment was in Ryan Cemetery in Ryan, Okla. Mrs. Harris was born Oct. 2, 1926 in Camp County and she died Nov. 29 at her home in Pittsburg. She was a member of the Pine Baptist Church and was the owner and operator of The Surry House Inn for 15 years. Her hobbies were cooking, entertaining and playing 42. She is survived by two sons, Bill and Walker Cole; one daughter, Sue Pilgrim; three grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Vernon R. and Janet Nelson of Grand Prairie; one sister and brother-in-law, Edith and Hubert Pilgrim. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee Stevenson and Euna Taylor Stevenson; two husbands, Walker Cole and Jack O. Bowling. Memorials may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice in Mount Pleasant. Online condolences may be left at www.ermansmithfuneralhome. net.

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