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Jason Schwartz

Jason Schwartz, age 31, of The Colony, Texas passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving wife Jaclyn at Baylor Hospital, Dallas on August 17, 2017 following a very brave and courageous battle with acute liver disease. Jason is the son of Vicki Smith Milner and her husband Kyle Milner of Forney, Texas and Robert Schwartz and his wife Barbara Schwartz of Seagoville, Texas. In addition to his parents, Jason is survived by his wife, Jaclyn Schwartz of The Colony, Texas, his mother-in-law and her husband, Pam and JB Holtz of Kaufman, Texas, his father-in-law and his wife, Joe and Missy Tanner of Denton, Texas. He is also survived by two brothers, Chad Schwartz and Shane Schwartz both of Dallas, Texas. Jason was preceded in death by his grandparents, Erman and Ira Smith and Paul and Wanda Schwartz. Jason was employed with Apple Computer for 12 years and then with Little Elm ISD for two years as a Technology Specialist.

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Thomas L. “Tommy” Wilson

Thomas L. “Tommy” Wilson, age 87, of Pittsburg, passed away Thursday, Aug. 17 in Tyler, surrounded by his family. Tommy was born Aug. 22, 1929 in Franklin County to Parker and Beatrice Attaway Wilson. Tommy was a veteran of the Unites States Air Force, having served during the Korean War era. After his military service Tommy returned to the Pittsburg area where he owned Wilson’s Construction for over 35 years. Tommy is survived by his wife Jean Wilson; a son: Tony Wilson and wife Nina (NINE-A); a daughter: Kim Healy and husband Mike; four step-children: Mike Moore, Holly Mc-Graw and husband Damon, Carolyn Bockmon and husband Brent, and Nilene Shipp; five grandchildren: Emily Bowdoin (BO-D-WIN), Amy Berger, Aaron Wilson, Kelsey Daniels, and Darcie Lee; a special step-granddaughter: Karly Mc-Graw; numerous other step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, a brother, two sisters, and several nieces and nephews.

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Kim Ann Hester

Kim Ann Hester died Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 at the Longview Regional Medical Center, Longview. She was born Sept. 16, 1956 in Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Her memorial service will be Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Assissi, Gilmer with Father Mark Dunn officiating.

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Tony Karl Allen

Tony Karl Allen died at his home in Pittsburg on Monday, Aug. 7, at the age of 62. Tony was born June 7, 1955 in Dallas. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 at Detriot Cemetery in Detroit, Texas.

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Nelwyn Francis Bennett Hudgens

Nelwyn Francis Bennett Hudgens died on Aug. 9, 2017 in Mount Pleasant. Services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11 at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsburg, Texas. Interment was held at Lone Oak Cemetery in Sayre, Okla. at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12.

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Laurice Wilma Henderson

Graveside services for Laurice Wilma Henderson, 88, of Pittsburg were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Yallo Busha Cemetery in Camp County with Bro. Wes Haefs officiating. Mrs. Henderson died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 in Daingerfield.

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Bob Gurley

Bob Gurley, age 82, of Waxahachie, died Thursday evening in Dallas. He was born March 17, 1935 in the Simpsonville Community in Upshur County. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13 at Simpsonville Baptist Church in Upshur County with burial at Simpsonville Cemetery.

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Johnny Peek

Johnny Peek, age 72, passed away at his home in Pittsburg Sunday, Aug. 13, surrounded by his family. Johnny was born Oct. 31, 1944 in Pittsburg to Clyde R. Peek and Martha Dean Vick Peek. He is survived by his wife Janice Peek; a son , Chris Peek and wife Laura of Pittsburg; a daughter , Julie Butler and husband Cody of Pittsburg; three grandchildren , Chey-Anne Harris and husband Kassidy, Cali Butler, and Alex Peek; a sister , Marie Hansen and husband Alan formerly of Pittsburg; as well as numerous other family members and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents , Clyde and Martha Peek. Graveside services, under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Pittsburg with Bro. Randy Stracener officiating. Pallbearers are Rafe Green, Roger Peek, Gilbert Olivarez, Lawrence Cleveland, Ray Duke, and Mike Reynolds. Acting as honorary pallbearers will be the personel of the Lone Star Steel Electrical Department.

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Mary Jo Dempsey

A celebration of life memorial for Mary Jo (Loving) Dempsey will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 at Pine Community Center, located on Farm to Market Road 1522 in Camp County. Mary Jo Dempsey of Byhalia, Miss. went peacefully to her her Heavenly home, July 10, 2017. She was born Sept. 2, 1953 in Gilmer. to Joseph E. Loving and Lillie M. (Laney) Loving. She was a member of the Pittsburg High School class of 1972. Left to cherish her memory are two sons and their spouses; Wade and Kim Chapman and Doug and Lisa Chapman. Her grandchildren are, Lilly Chapman, Brent Hollowell, James Chapman, Samantha Chapman, Makayla Chapman; one great-grandson, Kayson Hollowell; brother and spouse, Joey and Donna Loving; sisters and spouses, Dorothy and Dale Rozell, Lillian and David Schimschat; a sister, Carrie Reaves; one aunt and spouse, Mary E. and Bud Potts; numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Willow Oak Cemetery in Upshur County.

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Watson

Robert. G. Watson, 65, of Pittsburg died on Friday afternoon, July 14 following a brief illness. Mr. Watson was born March 15, 1952 in Illinois. A skilled automotive mechanic, he served in the United States Air Force as a crew chief for fighter jets. In recent years he had worked for numerous area dealerships in the service department including Pittsburg Motor Company, Sisk Motors and Sandlin Chevrolet. Mr. Watson also did repairs working from his home shop. He is survived by his wife, Suzanna; two sons, Rick and Jason Quillin, both of Pittsburg; a daughter, Debbie Willeford of Pittsburg; and a brother, William “Bill” Watson of Illinois. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

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