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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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Fabre

Ann Pearl McMinn Fabre, 100, of Bradenton, Fl a. died July 28, 2017 at Blake Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born in Pittsburg on July 14, 1917. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug . 5, 2017 at Ebenezer Cemetery in Camp County. Online condolences can be left at http://www.ermansmithfuneralhome.com

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Obituaries for the week of July 6, 2017

Hunt
Services were conducted at Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel for Larry Hunt, 63 of Longview, Texas on June 30. He died June 26, in Longview.
Officiating will be Bro. Randy Sceroler of Hillview Baptist Church, and assisted by Chaplain Wayne Norvell of Traditions Hospice. There was a private graveside service.
He had worked 15 years as a HVAC Technician with the Pittsburg Independent School District where he had many memories and friends.

Quillin
Patsy Quillin, 63, died June 27, at her home in Pittsburg.
She was born Oct. 18, 1953 in Greenville, Texas to G.B. “Buck” and Ruthie Kirkpatrick Self.
A graveside service was June 28, at New Mine Cemetery in Camp County.

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Obituaries for the week of June 22, 2017

Faires
Virgil Faires, age 63, was born Nov. 9, 1953 in Bolivar, Tenn., and passed away June 9, 2017 in Tyler, Texas.
Virgil was a Church of Christ minister serving the Lord in a number of churches, the last 28 years at the Greer Boulevard Church of Christ in Pittsburg, Texas.
He is survived by his wife: Melinda Faires of Pittsburg, Texas; 4 children: Frankie and Jennifer Faires of Argyle, Texas, Lacey and Bryan Boykin of Greeley, Colorado, Jordan and Greg Kummer of Carrolton, Texas, Josh Roper of Euless, Texas; 3 grandchildren: Jack, Aiden and Jolai; brother: John Faires of Hackett, Ark.; 5 sisters: Linda and David Bailey of Midland, Ark., Beverly and Tim Atkins of Bentonville, Ark., Teresa and Jimmy Griffin of Fayettville, Ark., Sandra and Mark Barnhill of Bolton, North Carolina., Terri and Wayne Hayami of Mililani, Hawaii.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Tina Santos Faires.

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