Obituaries

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Turnage

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03
Feb

Hurrington

Funeral services for Ruby Lee Hurrington, 83, were held on Feb. 2, at 11 a.m. at Rocky Mound Church of God In Christ in Rocky Mound. Officiating was Supt. Melton Timmons.
Mrs. Hurrington was born June 29, 1931 in Pittsburg and died Jan. 27 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Interment was held at North Chapel Cemetery in Pittsburg.
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03
Feb

Davis

“Lester” Rex Davis, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother passed to be with our Lord on Jan. 3. He was preceded in death by his parents Sue and Morris Davis. Mr. Davis was born March 21, 1932 in Pittsburg. He then moved to the Dallas area after graduating from Pittsburg High School. Mr. Davis retired after 34 years of service from Western Electric Co. and pursued many interests and hobbies. He loved the outdoors and traveling this beautiful country. He had been a long time member of Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall.
Mr. Davis is survived by his wife of 41 years, Janice Davis; children: Karen Case and husband Paul, Kyle Davis and wife Dianna, Mike Loftin and wife Gwynn, and one sister Sueann Richardson, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Tue
27
Jan

White

Funeral services for Dorothy Inez White, 92, of White Oak, formerly of Pittsburg, were held on Jan. 23, at noon at Erman Smith Funeral Chapel in Pittsburg. Officiating was David Kizer. Mrs. White was born Aug. 11, 1922 in Titus County and died Jan. 20 at Treviso Skilled Nursing Home in Longview. Interment was held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Pittsburg.
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27
Jan

Poole

Funeral services for Jerry V. Poole, 79, of Winnsboro, were held on Jan. 23, at 10 a.m. Officiating was Bro. Phil Greenawalt, Bro. Perry Shirley, and Bro. Tom Friday. Mr. Poole was born Sept. 14, 1935 in Wood County and died Jan. 20 at his residence in Winnsboro. Interment was held at Maple Springs Cemetery in Winnsboro.
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27
Jan

Perren

Thomas Ray “Tommy” Perren, 81, of Lamar, Ark. died on Jan. 14, in Tyler. He was born April 16, 1933 in Texas City to the late John Thomas Perren and Birdie Lee Dannar Perren. After moving from Pittsburg he lived in Lamar, Ark. He worked as a brick layer. Mr. Perren is survived by three children, Eugene Perren of Pittsburg, Penny Wise of Pittsburg, and Billy Ray Perren of Lamar, Ark.; two sisters, Myrtle Alma Collier and Wanda Faye Dail; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Wilkinson and a brother, William Roy “Buddy” Perren.
 
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27
Jan

Nicholson

Mary Ann Bailey Nicholson, 81, of Irving, died on Jan. 21, at Matlock Place in Arlington. Mrs. Nicholson wasborn on March 1, 1933 in Pittsburg. Her funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel and her interment was held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Pittsburg with the Rev. Steve Packer officiating. Mrs. Nicholson loved her family, enjoyed making holidays and birthdays special, gardening especially roses, reading, she was a marvelous cook and seamstress. She enjoyed going fishing and camping with her husband; going to their lake cabin at Cedar Creek Lake was a special retreat for them.
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27
Jan

Davis

Funeral services for Charles Oscar Davis, 89, were held on Jan. 24, at 11 a.m. at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsburg. Officiating was the Rev. Terry Moton. Mr. Davis was born July 27, 1925 in Leesburg and died Jan. 17 at East Texas Medical Center Pittsburg. Interment was held at Oak Grove Cemetery in Leesburg.
Tue
20
Jan

Longtime Pittsburg icon passes away

By Cory Smith
 
Estelle Parker, a longtime Pittsburg icon passed away Jan. 15 at the age of 95.
On May 1, 1945 W.R. and Estelle Parker opened a plumbing business in the W.T. Knox building on Marshall Street. In June of 1947 they moved to Quitman Street where they added appliances and floor covering. They continued there until moving to the Maddox building in February of 1952. At that time furniture was added to the plumbing and appliance business, giving rise to Parker Furniture & Appliance.
In 1959 Parker Furniture moved to the present location at 117 Quitman St. after the A&P Company vacated the building which was built in 1896 by Charlie Morris.
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20
Jan

Owens

Funeral services for Larry Owens, 71, of Pittsburg, were held on Jan. 16, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Cason. Officiating was Bro. Scott Darby. Mr. Owens was born April 24, 1943 in Jenkins and died Jan. 13.Interment was held at Snow Hill Cemetery in Cason.

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