Obituaries

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.
Wed
14
May

Cash

Cleo Cash, 98, of Pittsburg, passed away on May 8, at Pittsburg Nursing  Center, services were held May 14 at 11 a.m. at Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Pittsburg. The officiating was the Rev. B. R. Hargest. Interment was at Union Chapel Cemetery in Pittsburg.
 
Mrs. Cash was born March 1, 1916 in Cass County.
Wed
14
May

Brooks

Richard Brooks, 64, of Pittsburg, passed away on May 10, at his home. Services were held Tuesday, May 13 at 2 p.m. at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Doyle Rust and Perry Shirley officiating the service. Interment was at Leesburg Cemetery.
 
Mr. Brooks was born on June 9, 1949. He was a self employed painter and a Baptist.
 
He is survived by his five sisters, Sandra and Doyle Rust of Pittsburg; Debby and Paul Henderson of Pittsburg; Nancy and Jimmy Jordan of Newsome; Diane Rice of Longview; Vickie and Charlie Holt of Longview; two brothers, Danny and Casey Brooks of Pittsburg; Larry and Dorothy Brooks of Burleson; one son Philip Brooks of Leesburg; one daughter, Amanda Brooks of Leesburg; two grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
 
Mr. Brooks was preceded in death by his parents, Alvis and Mary Evelyn Hooton Brooks; son, Casey Brooks; and brother, Donny Brooks.
 
Wed
14
May

Bailey

Lorene McCormack Bailey, 93, of Newsome, passed away on Saturday May 10, at the Trinity Mission Health & Rehab in Winnsboro. Services were held Tuesday, May 13 at 10 a.m. at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Fennel officiating. Internment at Maple Springs Cemetery.
 
Mrs. Bailey was born on June 9, 1920 in Savoy.
Wed
07
May

Dyar

Birdie Dyar, 91, passed away Monday April, 7 at Pleasant Springs Healthcare facility in Mount Pleasant. Services were held Friday, April 11 at the Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery with David Posey officiating.
Mrs. Dyar was born Feb. 14, 1923 in Hagansport. She was a member of The Church of God.
She is survived by two sisters, Grace French and Bonnie Foster of Pittsburg; two grandchildren, Bill and Sharon McClung of Braselton, Ga., and Kim and Jim Carrigo of Pittsburg; four great grandchildren, Hunter Carrigo, MaRayssa Mc- Coy, Britni Bigbie and Kim Pasqualone; four great-great grandchildren; one great-greatgreat grandchild; one brother –in-law, Earl Hardy of San Antonio; one sister-in-law Viola Turner of Jasper; numerous nieces and nephews.

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