Obituaries

Wed
30
Dec

Townsend

Services for Patricia Ann Townsend, 76, were held at the Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel Thursday, Dec. 24 with Bro. Larry Rice officiating. Interment was held in Leesburg Cemetery. Mrs. Townsend was born Nov. 26, 1939 in Pittsburg. She died Wednesday, Dec. 23 at Southern Wind Manor. She was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church and was a homemaker and a teacher’s aide for Pittsburg Independent School District for many years.

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Wed
16
Dec

Jones

Graveside services for Carlene Jones, 63, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 at Clyde Cemetery in Clyde. She was born Oct. 17, 1952 in Greenville and she died Dec. 9. She married William Jones in 1972 in Olden. She was a homemaker and a devoted mother. She is survived by her husband, William “Bill” Jones; one son, Stephen Glynn Jones; one daughter, Kristina Lari Hoyer; and two grandchildren; two sisters, Betty JoAnn Hardman and Dana Kathleen Philipp.

Wed
09
Dec

Boyd

Christine Hill Boyd was born April 5, 1919 in Dallas. She graduated from Adamson High School and later St. Paul Nursing School as a Registered Nurse in 1943. She married Thomas Boyd of Grand Prairie in August of 1944; they later settled in Grand Prairie. Her nursing career began by working for Dr. William Colip, MD from 1952 to 1961 in Grand Prairie. The family moved to Wichita Falls in 1961 where Christine worked for the Wichita Clinic. Returning to Dallas in 1968, she was supervisor of the orthopedics department at Baylor Hospital until she retired in 1981. Christine and Tom moved to Hills Point in Pittsburg, which was once her brother’s farm. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Friendship Class in Pittsburg. Christine had a calling to use her nursing skills, so in her 80’s she went on medical missionary trips to Central America and the Philippines. In 2003, she was presented the Good Samaritan Award by the Camp County Texas Cooperative Extension.

Wed
09
Dec

Dodson

Jessie Bernice Roberts Dodson, the youngest of three children, was born Aug. 30, 1919 at home in Holly Springs. She was the daughter of John Bert Roberts and Effie Hall Roberts. She was reared and educated in Holly Springs Ebenezer Community and died Dec. 4 at Pittsburg Nursing Center at the age of 96. Her husband of 42 years, Drebon Lavern Dodson, preceded her in death on Jan. 12, 1980 They were married in Camp County on Nov. 24, 1938. To this union were born two children, Patricia Ann and Rickey Joe. Bernice was a homemaker and long-time member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. She loved to cook and sew and play 42. She was preceeded in death by her husband, her parents, sisters Gladys Holcomb and Thelma Hicks and grandson Keith Townsend.

Wed
09
Dec

Marshall

Services for Barbara Jeanette Marshall, 69, were held at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel Monday, Dec. 7 with Bro. Rex French and Bro. Clint Davis officiating. She died Thursday, Dec. 3 at her home in Pittsburg surrounded by her family. She was born March 9, 1946 in Paducah. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant and was a registered nurse. Survivors include one son, Trae Marshall; daughter, Jackie and son-in-law Alan McCandless; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Sammy Morris of Harleton and Larry and Billie Ann Morris of Cookville; two sisters Wanda and Malvin Nix of Lone Star and Margaret Morris of Cookville. Pallbearers were Kevin Morris, Mark Morris, Stuart Peterson, Todd Newman, Chad Newman and Breck Marshall. Honorary pallbearers were Tod Gunn and Kason Newman.

Wed
09
Dec

McFerrin

Services for Doris Mae Carnes McFerrin, 88, were held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Greer Blvd. Church of Christ with Virgil Faires officiating. Interment was in Macedonia Cemetery. She was born July 29, 1927 in Avery and she was a resident of Pleasant Springs Nursing Center in Mount Pleasant where she died Dec. 3. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Mickey Flynn McFerrin and wife Deverie of Yantis; Terry Wayne McFerrin and wife Vicki of Fairfield and Gary Paul McFerrin and wife Debbie of Pittsburg; one daughter, Wanda Nell Williams and husband Ron of Blodgett. She had 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; and one brother Johnny Rex Carnes of Mount Pleasant. She was married to Lester McFerrin in Jan. 1947 and he passed away in 2009. She was preceded in death by brothers, James Add Carnes, Ray Glenn Carnes, Joe Lynn Carnes; sister, Joyce Ann Pettigrew and grandson Nicholas Arzie McFerrin.

Wed
25
Nov

Murdoch

Nathlyn Ione Murdoch our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother has gone to join her husband Dick with our Heavenly Father. Ione was born with her twin sister Iolanda on May 8th 1926 in Roswell, New Mexico. Ione was one of 5 sisters Wanda, Louise, Iolanda, and Betty. She and Dick were married just after WW2 and lived in Dallas until retiring to their home on Lake Bob Sandlin in 1995. Ione was a real estate broker and pilot. Dick and Ione loved to fish on Bob Sandlin and to travel especially to Branson. Thanks to the staff of Pittsburg nursing center for all your care of “Memaw” and to Heart to Heart hospice for your help.

Wed
18
Nov

Goble

Mark Goble, 61 of Alma, AR passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2015 in Fayetteville. He was born September 10, 1954 in Bishop, CA to George Goble and Martha (Shelton) Goble. Mark was a talented carpenter as well as had a love for horses and his beloved Texas Rangers. He was a member of Alma First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father George Goble. 

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Thu
12
Nov

Allen

Yvonne Allen was born Nov. 5, 1936 in Benton, Arkansas and passed away Oct. 12, 2015 at East Texas Medical Center in Pittsburg. Yvonne was well known in the Pittsburg area, having worked 53 years as a hair stylist and having owned Serenity Salon for many years. She was a bit of a shopaholic, and always managed to find a good deal. Yvonne was an avid gardener and spent countless hours tending to her yard accompanied by her two beloved dogs, Iris, a Corgi and Molly, a Chihuahua. Most importantly though, she was a devoted mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Genevia Coburn Allen. Survivors include her husband, Bill Warford of Pittsburg; son, Jeff Warford and wife, Lou Ann of Quitman; two grandchildren, Kayla Warford and Jonathan Warford; brother, Gerald Allen and wife, Lucy; four sisters, Teresa Allen Spinka and husband, George, Rebecca Dowdell, Lida Jendrysik and Roberta McCarthy; numerous nieces and nephews and a bushel of dear friends.

Thu
12
Nov

Stout

Charles William Stout, 87, was born July 28, 1928 in Omaha, Texas and passed away surrounded by his family on October 12, 2015 in Pittsburg, Texas. Services were held 10 a.m. Friday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Pittsburg. Burial was at Macedonia Cemetery in Pittsburg. Visitation with the family was Thursday evening at Erman Smith Funeral Home. Charles was known as a man who loved the Lord and his family. He was an active member and elder at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Pittsburg. Our precious husband, dad, and PawPaw showed his love for others by his actions. His favorite pastime was working in his woodshop where he loved to make furniture, yard decorations, and toys for friends, family and most of all his grandkids. Through his workmanship, hundreds of lives were blessed. Charles and the love of his life, Dorothy, were married for 68 years.

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