Obituaries

Wed
20
Jan

Ellis

Services for Tom Ellis, 74, will be held at a later date in a private ceremony under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home. Mr. Ellis died at Pleasant Springs Health Care Center in Mount Pleasant on Jan. 9. He was born March 10, 1941 in Belton, S.C. He was a resident of Mount Pleasant. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Pittsburg. Survivors include his wife, Ellen Douglas Ellis; one son, Hal Ellis; two daughters, Ellen Hammett and Ashley Lankford; three brothers, Lee, Joe and Donnie Ellis; one sister Susan Ripley; grandchildren, Jordan Hammett, Austin Hammett, Sarah Perry, Garrett Fairbanks, Emily Ellis, Anna Ellis, Lilly Ellis and one great grandchild, Easton Hammett.

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Thu
14
Jan

Baggett

Jean Shaddix Baggett, 63, died Jan. 5 in Frisco, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Rhoton Funeral Chapel in Carrollton with the Rev. Cal Hoffman officiating.A pre-burial gathering of loved ones and friends will be held from 2:30 to 3:50 p.m. at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church of Pittsburg with interment services led by the Rev. Steve Packer at 4 p.m. at Rosehill Cemetery. She was born Oct. 10, 1952, in Pittsburg. A 1975 graduate of Sam Houston State University, she was the first in her family to earn a college degree.

Thu
14
Jan

Taylor

Robert Taylor Jr. was born on December 2, 1952 in Pittsburg, Texas and passed away January 6, 2016 in Houston after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He is survived by his loving wife Kathy; two beautiful daughters, Haley and Emily Taylor, of College Station and Austin, Texas; mother, well known watercolor artist, Jo Taylor; sisters, Beth Morgan and brother-in-law Ron Morgan, Mary Akin; and numerous nieces, nephews, and many, many friends. As a young adult, Robert was an accomplished musician in his first career and when his family obligations required it he became an excellent machinist. His third and final career was as a talented Mechanical Engineer after graduating Texas A&M University. He still holds a number of patents for oil field equipment. Robert was an ardent and skilled sailor for most of his life. He and Kathy lived for years aboard their sailing yachts. As an accomplished woodworker, he created a number of beautiful upgrades for both of their boats.

Thu
14
Jan

Carrington

Services for Stephan R. Carrington were held Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Pittsburg High School annex with the Rev. Jerral Walker officiating; interment was in Rocky Mount Cemetery. He was born Dec. 31, 1960 in Gilmer and died Jan. 4 in Rocky Mound.

Thu
14
Jan

Latimer

Lenelle Hardy Latimer of Mount Pleasant passed away Friday, Jan. 8. She was born on April 28, 1918 to Henry Lee and Edna (Whorton) Reynolds. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10.

Wed
06
Jan

Knight

Nettie Marie Ferrell Knight, age 98, of Pittsburg, passed away at her home Saturday, December 26. Nettie was born July 25, 1917 in Gastonia, Texas toHarrison and Jessie Jewell Grimes Ferrell. She married Guy Buster Knight on December 24, 1938. During their marriage of almost 59 years, they would live, love and laugh and raise three children: Guy Robert, RaymondWayne, and Carolyn. Nettie was a devoted wife, mother, grand mother and great grandmother. She loved spending time with her family, and also enjoyed gardening and working in her ower beds.

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Wed
06
Jan

Rainwater

Jerry Orvil Rainwater, 74, died Monday, Dec. 28 in Pittsburg. He was born May 14, 1941 in Seminole, Okla. His service will be held at a later date.

Wed
06
Jan

Carter

Walter Hart Carter, age 89, died Dec. 28. Born in Dennison on Nov. 21 1926 to Walter S. Carter and Marzelle Hart Carter, he was reared in Weatherford. Mr. Carter was a U. S. Marine, serving in the Pacific theater in World War II. After marrying Virginia Nell Shelby in 1945 and then graduating from Texas A&M University in 1949, he began a 44 year ranching career on the Lasater Ranch in Falfurrias. He moved with his family to Matheson, Colo., where he assisted in the Lasater’s Beef Master Herd development, then returned to Weatherford, where Mr. Carter managed the Cartwright Ranch. In 1962 he became manager of the John B. Stephens Ranch in Mount Pleasant, and later, he moved to the Broseco Ranch in Omaha, where he was Broventure’s vice president of cattle operations and an integral part of four other operations owned by Broventure in Texas. He retired from there in 1992.

Wed
06
Jan

Renshaw

Larry A. Renshaw, M.D., 83, a retired doctor of radiology, died Monday, Dec. 21, in Tyler. A graveside service, under the direction of Dr. Van Gardner, was at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at Aurora Cemetery in Aurora. Family received friends from 12:30 -1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home. Larry was born on Aug. 6, 1932 to L. Wayne and Merle Margrette (Van Meter) Renshaw in Rhome. He was married to Carolyn Kay Ford on Aug. 18, 1975 in Portland, Ore. Dr. Renshaw served his country in the U.S. Navy and he was a radiologist.

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Wed
06
Jan

Peek

Services for Deborah Kay Peek, 65, were held Tuesday, Jan. 5 at Erman Smith Funeral Home with interment in Rose Hill Cemetery. She was born Sept. 23, 1950 in Pittsburg. She died Saturday, Jan. 2, at East Texas Medical Center in Pittsburg. Mrs. Peek earned her bachelor’s of science and education degree at Stephen F. Austin State University and a master’s of education from e University of Texas at Tyler. She spent two years teaching kindergarten and 32 years as a rst grade teacher at Pittsburg Independent School District. She was a member of the Retired Teachers’ Association and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

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