Obituaries

Tue
13
Jan

Palmer

Kenneth Ray Palmer, 66, of Pittsburg, died Jan. 6, at East Texas Medical Center in Pittsburg. Mr. Palmer was born on Aug. 23, 1948 in Dallas. He retired as a first sergeant after 20 years in the Army and worked for Dow Autoplex. Mr. Palmer loved to fish, dance, and always had a quick wit for his friends and family. Every person that knew him loved him. He is survived by his wife, Judy Palmer; his son and daughter-in-law, Mitchell and Jamie Palmer; his daughter: Louriee Palmer; two sons: Johnny Dillard and Michael Palmer, and nine grandchildren. Mr. Palmer was preceded in death by his former wife Janet Palmer and son, Kenneth Randall Palmer.
Online registry is available at batescoopersloanfuneralhome. com.
Tue
13
Jan

Moon

Funeral services for Helen Frances Moon, 86, of Gilmer, were held on Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. at Simpsonville Baptist Church in Upshur County. Officiating was Bro. Richard Wells and C.W. Flewellen. Mrs. Moon was born Feb. 13, 1928 in Lindale and died Jan. 5 at her residence in Gilmer. Interment was held at Simpsonville Cemetery in Upshur County.
Tue
13
Jan

Jennings

William “Don” Jennings, 84, of Pittsburg, died Thursday, Jan. 8, at East Texas Hospice in Tyler. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsburg with the Rev. Kyle Smith and Randy Fennell officiating. Interment was held at Lafayette Cemetery in Upshur County. Mr. Jennings was born March 9, 1930 in Upshur County. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Pittsburg. He retired from the Air Force and Pilgrim’s Pride.
Tue
13
Jan

Hill

Services for Lois Evelyn Hill, 90, of Pittsburg, were held on Jan. 10, at 2 p.m. at Metropolitan Baptist Church. Interment was held at Center Point Cemetery.
Tue
13
Jan

Groce

Henry David “Cotton” Groce, 83, of Texarkana, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, at a Texarkana hospital. He was born Oct. 23, 1931, in Newsome. He was a warehouse maintenance worker for Shelby Racing. He is survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Richard Elrod; two brothers and a sisterin- law, Claude Thomas Groce and James Richard and Helen Groce; a special nephew, Ricky Gibson; and a number of other nieces, nephews and cousins. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Texarkana Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Online registration can be done at www.texarkanafuneralhome. com.
Tue
06
Jan

Ryan

Funeral services for Jane Elizabeth Ryan, 94, of Cason, were held on Jan. 6, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Cason. Officiating was Bro. Scott Darby. Mrs. Ryan was born April 1, 1920 in Cason and died Jan. 4 in Mount Pleasant. Interment was held at Blevins Cemetery in Cason.

Tue
06
Jan

Kirkley

Services for Jewell Littlefield Kirkley, 93, were held Jan. 5 at Erman Smith Funeral Chapel in Pittsburg, with Bro. Doyle Rust officiating. Interment was held at Ebenezer Cemetery in Camp County.
Mrs. Kirkley was born May 25, 1921 in Pittsburg and died Dec. 31, at East Texas Medical Center in Pittsburg. She was a member of Eaves Tabernacle Baptist Church in Camp County.
 
Survivors include: two sons, Bobby Littlefield of Bastrop, and Mark Littlefield of El Paso and her daughter: Nell Belanger of The Woodlands. 
Mrs. Kirkley was preceded in death by: her parents, Enoch and Ruth Thomas Wood; two husbands: Clyde Littlefield and Charles Kirkley; one brother: Luther wood; one sister: Julia Littlefield, and her son, Jerry Littlefield. 
 
Tue
06
Jan

Howell

Memorial services for Francis Marion “Yank” Howell, 89, will be Jan. 10, at 11 a.m. at St. Laud’s Episcopal Church in Pittsburg.
Mr. Howell died on Dec. 31, in Pittsburg; he was born to the late Bryan and Vaughn Howell Nov.10, 1925. After serving in the US Navy from 1943-1946, and being awarded the Bronze Medal, He moved to Marshall, where he met and married Katherine “Kit” Thomas on Nov. 1947 and graduated from East Texas Baptist University in May 1952. Mr. Howell worked at Lone Star Steel from October 1953 to February 1979.   He later worked for Dorchester Oil, from 1981 to 1986.  In retirement, he was an avid golfer and enjoyed following sports, especially baseball and football. Mr. Howell was a loyal founding member of St. Laud’s Episcopal Church and he will be missed. 
 
He is survived by his son Stephen Thomas Howell and his wife Ann of Rowlett, and a granddaughter, Amanda Katherine Darr and her husband David of Katy.
Tue
06
Jan

Henderson

Services for Johnnie Ruth Henderson, 67, were held on Jan. 3, at 1 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsburg. Officiating was Rev. Patrick Lloyd. Mrs. Henderson was born Nov.  18, 1947 in Gilmer and died Dec. 27 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. Interment was held at Reeves Chapel Cemetery in Pittsburg.

Mon
29
Dec

Quinn

Services for Lindley Merle Quinn, 73, were held Dec. 27 at First Baptist Church-Pittsburg, with Bro. Chris Reese and Pastor Todd Quinn officiating. Interment was held at The Quinn-Reese family Cemetery in Camp County. Mr. Quinn was born Aug. 25, 1941 in Upshur County and died Dec. 22 at ETMC-Pittsburg. He served in the National Guard and was a member of First Baptist Church-Pittsburg. He worked for TXU Energy for 18 years and was the owner and operator of Pilgrim’s broiler Houses for 15 years; he was an expert welder and hay producer.

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