Obituaries

Wed
13
May

Curlin

Willie Harold Curlin, 75, of Pittsburg, died Thursday, April 30 at The Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. Services were held Saturday, May 9, at 12:00 pm. at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsburg with Minister Veronica Sears officiating. Interment was held at Wilks Cemetery in Pittsburg.  

Thu
07
May

Jones

Services for Earlene Jones, 83, of Pittsburg, were held April 28 at 10 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Bro. Kyle Smith officiating. Interment was held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Pittsburg. Mrs. Jones was born September 15, 1931 in Prairie Grove, Ark. and died April 26 at Pittsburg Nursing Center.

Mrs. Jones worked as a realtor, was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, and shared a love for art.

She is survived by her son: Perry Jones and wife Janet of Pittsburg. Brother: Earl Cheney of Pittsburg.  Five sisters: Sonoma Davis, Brenda Davis, Jean Carlton, and Charlsey McKenna, all of Pittsburg, and Dorothy Holder of Spring. Two grandchildren: Brad Jones of Plano and Buck Jones of Prosper. Two great grandchildren: Braden Jones and Tanner Jones of Prosper.

She was preceded in death by parents: Earl Linwood Cheney and Lillian Brisco, and husband: Sam Jones.

Thu
07
May

Kee

Services for Lillie Lorraine Wiseman Kee, 86, formerly of Nacogdoches, were held May 1 at 10 a.m. at Free Will Baptist Church in Henderson with Reverend Don Ellis and Reverend Mark Headrick officiating. Interment followed at Rusk County Memorial Gardens under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home. Mrs. Kee was born on November 6, 1928 in Lucien, Okla. and died April 28 in Tyler.

Her husband of 51 years, James Edmond Kee, preceded her in death on April 17, 1997. They were married in Enid, Okla., on July 22, 1945. To this union were born two children, James Franklin and Katrina Kay.

Thu
07
May

Sawyer

Kenneth Harley Sawyer, 75, of Avinger, died April 24, in Mount Pleasant. Mr. Sawyer was born Aug. 13, 1939 in Longview. No memorial services will be held at this time. His ashes will be buried at a later date with his wife at Macedonia Cemetery in Pittsburg.

He served in the Air Force for seven years and also the Army, in Korea and Vietnam. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and quilting with his wife. He designed and built her a quilting machine, along with all the patterns they used to quilt.

He is survived by a brother: William Lewis (Bill) Sawyer; sister: Pattie Story McClung; two daughters: Pamela Cheshier Dean and Debbie Sawyer Dale; two stepsons: Jesse and Waylon Johnson, and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Thu
07
May

Wooldridge

Jeanny Ann Wooldridge, 69, of Livingston, died April 23, in Livingston. Mrs. Wooldridge was born July 15, 1945 in Hope, Ark. Her memorial services were held April 25, at 3 p.m. in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Wayne Bickley officiating. Interment was held at the Peebles Cemetery in Livingston.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne Wooldridge Sr. of Livingston; sons, Wayne Wooldridge Jr. and Etsuko of Livingston, Kevin Wooldridge and Alicia of New Hampshire; brothers, Jack Edwards and Leona of Pittsburg, Jim Edwards and Becky of Iowa, Jackson Edwards of Mount Pleasant; sisters, Carolyn Henson of Pasadena, Brenda Spreen and John of Iowa, Dawn Edwards of Iowa; four grandchildren, three step granddaughters, and four great grandchildren.

Mrs. Wooldridge was preceded in death by her parents, Orie Jackson Edwards and Mildred Jean (Baker) Edwards and her sister, Andrea Edwards. 

Wed
29
Apr

Weinberger

Herb Weinberger, 78, of Pittsburg, died Saturday, April 18, at Trinity Mission Nursing and Rehabilitation of Winnsboro. Mr. Weinberger was born Aug. 28, 1936 in Leroy. His memorial services and burial mass were held at Ebenezer Friendship Baptist Church in Camp County on April 23, at 3 p.m. followed by a graveside service. Interment was held at Ebenezer Cemetery in Camp County.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Weinberger of Pittsburg; children, Mark Weinberger of Pittsburg, Pam Meredith of Wilburn, Ark., and Wendy Reeves of Pittsburg; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Mr. Weinberger was preceded in death by his parents: William and Magdaline Straton Weinberger and step-mother, Matilda Weinberger; son-in-law, Bobby Meredith; great grandchild, Vernocia Verser; two sisters, Beatrice Stokes and Aggie Calvert, and three uncles. 

Wed
29
Apr

Stanberry

Darry Nathan Stanberry, 53, died Saturday, April 18, 2015 at his home in Pittsburg. Serviceswere held Saturday, April 25, at 12:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Pittsburg with Reverend Jerral Walker officiating. Intermentwas held at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Pittsburg.
Wed
29
Apr

Kennington

Clovis Kennington, 92, of Kingwood, died April 21, in Humble. Mr. Kennington was born on Feb. 8, 1923 in Grice. His memorial service was held Saturday, April 25, at 11 a.m., at Pine Tree Church of Christ in Longivew, followed by a graveside service. Interment was held at Sunset Memorial Park in Gilmer.

Mr. Kennington married, Jo Ann Maxwell, on April 16, 1949, and together they raised two children, Keith and Karen. He served in the Navy in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He worked as a manager for Bealls, and was a member of Pine Tree Church of Christ while living in Longview and Kingwood Church of Christ while living in Kingwood. His love of God was evident by his life and service as an elder of South Park Church of Christ in Beaumont and his work with the Caring and Sharing ministry of Pine Tree Church of Christ in Longview.

Wed
29
Apr

Epperson

Harold Epperson, 80, died Thursday, April 23, at Linden Healthcare Center in Linden. Services were held Saturday, April 25, at 1 p.m. a New Mine Cemetery inPittsburg with Bro. Chris Jones officiating. Interment was held at New Mine Cemetery in Pittsburg.
Wed
22
Apr

Champion

Roy Lee Champion, 59, died Saturday, April 11, in Pittsburg. Services were held Saturday, April 18, at 2:00 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsburg with Reverend Patrick John officiating. Interment was held at Hickory Hill Cemetery in Pittsburg.

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