Obituaries

Tue
10
Jun

Tramel

William Paul Tramel, 74, of Longview died June 5 with his loved ones at his side. Services were held at Rader Funeral Home Chapel Monday, June 9, at 10:00 a.m. Interment followed at Rosewood Park in Longview.
 
Mr. Tramel was born July 1, 1939 in Pittsburg, to Zollie Ewing Tramel and Glaida Ann Tramel.
 
At 17 years of age he joined the U.S. Navy and served as a U.S. Navy Seabee for 4 years and another 2 years in the reserves.
 
He married the love of his life Jorgia Tramel October 9, 1960. They then moved to Longview in 1961 and he pursued a career in the refrigeration field and soon after he started his own business, 3D Commercial Refrigeration until he retired in 2003.
 
He was a beloved husband and father of three children, seven grandchildren, and two soon to be great grand children.
 
Thu
05
Jun

Burgin

J.W. Burgin, 81, of Mount Vernon, died on Monday, May 19. Services were held Friday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m. at Beaty Funeral Home with Rev. Henry Suche officiating. Interment was at Maple Springs Cemetery.
 
Mr. Burgin was born on Feb. 25, 1933 in Camp County.
Wed
28
May

Walker

Michael Rex Walker’s funeral was held on May 10, at 10 a.m. under the direction of Nail Haggard Funeral Home in Daingerfield. Pallbearers were Michael Hayes, Brandon Neuville, Bobby Neuville, James (Boo) Whelchel, Freddie Leo McNeil, and Ira Tossey. Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery in Pittsburg. Bro. John Raney and Bro. Bill Baxter officiated.
 
Michael Rex Walker was born Oct. 23, 1943 in Daingerfield to Sterritt (S.G.) Walker and Ada (Goss) Walker. Michael Rex Walker died May 8, at the Shreveport V.A. Hospital in Shreveport, La. He was 70 years old.
 
Wed
28
May

Gholston

Mary Jean Gholston was born March 10, 1933 and died on May 17. The funeral was held on May 23 at Johnson Funeral Home and interment services was at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Wed
28
May

Evans

Theodore Brink Evans was born on March 21, 1944 and died on May 9. Funeral services were held on May 19 at Johnson Funeral Home. Interment was at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Tue
20
May

McAfee

Donald McAfee, 84,of Wichita Falls, passed away on May 6, at Potomac Valley Nursing. Services were held Wednesday, May 21 at 2:00p.m. graveside at Bluebonnet Hills Cemetery in Colleyville with Rev. Gary Wingrove officiating the service.
 
Mr. McAfee was born on August 23. 1929. He was a long time resident of Leesburg before relocating to Ft. Worth then Maryland to be closer to his daughter, Karen. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1947-1951, Mr. McAfee was a retired Air Traffic Controller.
 
He is survived by two sisters: Frances Slack and Pat Lincoln; one daughter: Karen Saks; four grandchildren: Chris Peterson, Kelli Brinkkoeter, Melanie Saks, and Monica Saks.
 
Mr. McAfee was preceded in death by two wives: Elizabeth and Betty Jane; one daughter: Kathryn Peterson.
 
Memorial donations can be made to JSSA Hospice 6123 Montrose Road in Rockville, MD.
Tue
20
May

Dunbar

Services for Ray Dunbar, 66, were held Wednesday, April 23, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dan Gilliam officiating. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home.
 
Mr. Dunbar was born Nov. 12, 1947 in Houston. He died April 19 at his home in Pittsburg.
 
He is survived by his wife, Vicki; two daughters, Charity Joyner of Crandall and Jacqueline Dunbar of Bossier City, La.; 8 grandchildren, Colten, Molly Mason, Creighton, Chloe and Madden Joyner and Charlotte and Emma Grace Broad; a brotherin- law, Gene Robertson of Longview; two sisters, Betty Fabich of Texarkana, Ark. and Mary Dorothy Crowell of Genoa, Ark.; and an aunt, Betty Maloney of Texarkana, Ark.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gaylon Paul Dunbar and Sara Maud Culver Dunbar.
 
Tue
20
May

Former State Legislator Russell leaves legacy

Sam Wilson Russell, 68, died on May 14 in Mount Pleasant. He was born in Gilmer on August 31, 1945.

Mr. Russell attended Mount Pleasant  public schools and graduated in 1964. During high school, he served for a year as a White House Page in Washington, D.C. under the guidance of Congressman Wright Patman.  He graduated from East Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in business and accounting and graduated from South Texas College of Law in Houston with a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree.  He was an officer in the student bar association and president of his law fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta.

Wed
14
May

Julian

Karen Julian, 55, of Pittsburg, passed away on Sunday, May 11, at Pittsburg Nursing Center. Graveside services were held Tuesday, May 13 at 4 p.m. at Yalla Busha Cemetery with Charles Julian officiating.
 
Mrs. Julian was born on Feb. 18, 1959.
Wed
14
May

French

Bobby Joe French, 52, of Mt. Vernon, passed away on Wednesday May 7, 2014, at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant. Services were held Saturday, May 10 at 10:00 a.m. graveside at the New Mine Cemetery with Bro. David Posey, and New Mine Cemetery officiating.
 
Mr. French was born April 4, 1962 in Pittsburg.
 
He worked as a musician and in construction.
 
He is survived by his wife, Sara French, of Mt. Vernon; one brother Dickie French of Mt. Vernon; two sons: Samuel French of Mt. Vernon, Steven Knight of De- Queen, Ark.; two daughters: Kassidy French of Mt. Vernon, Megan Stephens of Tyler; five grandchildren.
 
Mr. French was preceded in death by his father and two daughters Mindy French and Noel French.
 
Family members received friends, Friday, from 5 to 7p.m. at the funeral home.

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