Obituaries

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.

Thu
12
Nov

Isaac

Services were held for James Norris Isaac, 70, on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. with burial in the West Chapel Cemetery in Leesburg. He was born in Leesburg Feb. 14, 1945.

Thu
12
Nov

Irby

Lollis Carson Irby, best-known as Shorty, passed away on October 28, 2015 in Pittsburg at the age of 92. He was born May 23, 1923 in Hopkins County to John Carl Irby and Bessie Parnell Irby. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church for many years, but was presently a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pittsburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, and two sisters. He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Dorothy Jordan Irby, whom he married on Aug. 2, 1941. Other survivors include several nieces and nephews. During WWII. Shorty served in the U.S. Navy Medical Corp at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, California. Before his retirement in 1989, Shorty worked as a carpenter, managed a lumber yard, worked as the purchasing agent for Holman Manufacturing Company and served as the County Clerk for Camp County for 12 years. After retirement, he always had a garden and worked in his wood shop.

Thu
15
Oct

Betty Avent

 

Betty Avent was born July 1, 1940 in Camp County, Texas and passed away Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 in Upshur Manor in Gilmer, Texas.

Mrs. Avent was a Baptist and is preceded in death by her parents, John William and Altie Loreine Stucker Douglas and sister, Mary Elizabeth Douglas.

She is survived by her husband, Harvey Avent; sisters, Melba and Travis Terrell of Daingerfield, Texas and Becky Youngblood of Pittsburg, Texas; five brothers-in-law and six sisters-in-law.

Family and friends served as pallbearers. The family received friends from 10-11 a.m. Monday before services. Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12 at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsburg with Rev. Earl Akin officiating. Interment was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Upshur County, Texas.

Online condolences may be left at www.ermansmithfuneralhome.net.

Thu
15
Oct

Tammy Michelle Hinton Ross

 

Tammy Michelle Hinton Ross, formerly of Pittsburg, Texas, was born Oct. 11, 1960 in Mount Pleasant, Texas and passed away Oct. 10, 2015 in Tyler, Texas.

The family will receive guests from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Bates Cooper Sloan Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant. Services will be held at Bates Cooper Sloan Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 with Bro. Bruce Blackstone officiating. Interment will be in White Oak Springs. Donations may be made to the funeral home or the Diabetes Association.

Thu
08
Oct

Robert Lee Robinson

Robert Lee Robinson was born Nov. 9, 1935 in Lamesa, Texas and passed away Sept. 27, 2015 at East Texas Medical Center in Pittsburg.

Mr. Robinson served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Monroe and Evelyn Billingsley Robinson; wife, Betty Jane Judkins Robinson; two sisters, Geneva Robinson and Thelma Nadine Robinson Watson and four brothers, Edwin “Doc” Robinson, Johnny Eugene Robinson, R.B. Robinson and Walter Robinson.

Survivors include one daughter, Robbie J. Kirby and husband, Clifton; two grandchildren, Clayton James Kirby and wife, Tristan and Michael Todd Kirby; sister, Shirley Robinson Roberson and husband, Andy; best special friend, Janie Widemon and her children and 11 grandbabies and 20 great-grandbabies and many nieces and nephews.

Fri
02
Oct

Earlene Virginia Swanner

Mrs. Earlene Virginia Swanner, age 87 of Scroggins, passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. She was born on Tuesday, April 3, 1928 in Conroe, TX to the late E.T. Sparks and Myrtle Lee (Jordan) Sparks.

She was a homemaker, and a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Scroggins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 65 years, Harold Wayne Swanner; and brother, Larry Sparks.

She is survived by daughter, Pamela Kay Swanner of Winnsboro; sons, Jessie Craig Swanner and wife Lisa of Scroggins, Randal Wayne Swanner and wife Malinda of Scroggins; brother, Melvin Sparks and wife Blanche of Scroggins; sister, Janell French of Tulsa, OK.; seven grandchildren, Melissa Davis Bell, Tex Davis, Derek Swanner, Samantha Swanner, Cole Swanner, McKenzie Swanner, Bailey Swanner; five great-grandchildren, Tristan Davis, Alexandria Bell, Sophia Bell, Penelope Bell, and Kimberlynn Swanner.

Fri
02
Oct

LaDonna Sisk Fink

 

LaDonna Sisk Fink was born Jan. 10, 1938 in Pittsburg, Texas and passed away Friday, Sept. 25 at Pittsburg Nursing Center in Pittsburg, Texas.

Mrs. Fink had a long and memorable career with Pittsburg ISD, of which she was a retiree. In her spare time, she enjoyed working in her yard and gardening, growing a large pea patch every year. She was an avid domino player and especially loved playing with her grandchildren and later, great-grandchildren.

LaDonna thrived on spending time with her family and always enjoyed a good cup of coffee with friends. She touched the lives of so many with her wit and kind heart. She took care of everyone in her family, always putting her own needs last. Above all, she will be remembered as a devoted mother and wonderful grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, James Thomas Fink; parents, George and Ollie Goolsby Sisk and brothers, Williams Sisk, Harold Dean Sisk and Duran Sisk.

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