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    Jo Tigert

    Tigert Jo Tigert, age 90, of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at her home. Her beautiful smile and spirit will always be remembered by each life she touched. She was born September 23, 1929 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas to Jim and Mary Driggers, and remained a lifetime resident of Mt Pleasant. She married the love of her life in 1948, Jerry Tigert. Together they began a beautiful family full of love and happiness. She was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother, and her family was truly her love and joy. Being “Granny Jo” made her beam with pride and happiness!…

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    Robbie Jewel Allen Mitchell

    Robbie Jewel Allen Mitchell passed away Dec. 8 at Titus Regional Medical Center, Mount Pleasant, Texas at the ge of 88. Her funeral will be Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Daingerfield Junior High School with Brother Joe Rivers as eulogist. Burial will be at Shady Grove Cemetery, Cason, Texas under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Obituaries

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    Wallace Glenn Mitchell

    Wallace Glenn Mitchell, of Mt. Pleasant, TX, passed away at his residence on Dec. 11, 2019. He was born on March 14, 1948 in Texarkana, AR to I.B. and Mary (Murphee) Mitchell. He served in the United States Navy from 1965 to 1969. He is survived by his loving wife, Anna Marie Mitchell; son, Wesley Mitchell; son, Justin Mitchell; grandchildren, Madison, Austin Jordyn, Dominic and Ronnie; great grandchild, Korbyn. No services are scheduled at this time. Online registry is available at batescoopersloanfuneralhome.com . Obituaries

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    Karen Fields Landers

    Karen Fields Landers gained her angel wings on Dec. 11, 2019 in Mount Pleasant, Texas, surrounded by her husband and family. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Archie and Sallie Fields; and her parents, Herman and Jodie Fields. Karen is survived by her loving husband and best friend “the love of her life”, Matt Landers of Mount Pleasant; sister-in-law, Sheila K. Landers of Mount Pleasant; sister, Becky Fields Prince of Texarkana; a very special cousin/ sister, Sheryl Shaw and husband Oscar of Mansfield; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Greenhill Cemetery in Mount…

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    JoAnne (Gilbert) Stretcher

    Stretcher JoAnne (Gilbert) Stretcher passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at Curry-Welborn Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant, Texas with visitation from 11:00 – 12:30 p.m. JoAnne was born on February 13, 1935, in Mt. Vernon, TX to Johnnie and Ruby (McGill) Gilbert. After embarking on a career with Southland Life Insurance in Dallas, she returned home to marry Charles Stretcher on September 1, 1956, at the Prairie Grove Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, Texas, where she was baptized at the age of 14. As an adult she was an active member of the Mt. Vernon First…

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    Roy Lee Gilmore

    Gilmore Roy Lee Gilmore, 72, of New Boston, Texas passed away on Dec. 8, 2019 in New Boston, after a long illness. He was born on March 26, 1948 to Mr. and Mrs. O.L. Gilmore in Mount Pleasant, Texas. He graduated from L.D. Bell High School, University of Texas at Arlington, and North Texas State University. He achieved an Associate in Applied Science in Mid-Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration. Roy was employed as Operations Manager for R-Tech Industries and Paragon Industries, as well as Line Installer for General Telephone Electronics Company. After moving to Simms, Texas in September of 1989, he was a salesperson for Walmart in New…

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    Alease Easley Robertson

    Robertson Alease Easley Robertson, 66, of Titus County, TX, passed away on Dec. 5, 2019 surrounded by her family and friends. Alease was born on Aug. 14, 1953 in Titus County, the daughter of Charles Vern and Hazel Cameron Easley. Alease was the receptionist and face of Guaranty Bank & Trust in Mount Pleasant for 22 years. Her customers loved her smile, the way she would always greet you, and her ability to just make people feel welcome. In 2019, Guaranty started the “Alease Robertson Excellence in Service Award” to be given annually to a deserving Guaranty employee and Alease was the first recipient. She was a member of the…

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    Vasti Beene

    Vasti Beene, of Mount Pleasant, passed away on Dec. 9, 2019 at the age of 85. She was born on May 4, 1934 in Walnut, Mississippi to William P. Crawford and Lois LaBrier Crawford. She was a licensed beautician and was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Mount Pleasant, Texas. Vasti is survived by her husband, Jack Beene; son, Lonnie Beene; son, Richard Beene; grandson, Zachary Lyon; brother, Charles Crawford; niece, Julie Beard; and numerous friends and neighbors. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; and two sisters. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew United Methodist Church at a later date.…

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    Vernon Holcomb

    Funeral Services for Vernon Holcomb, 81, of Pittsburg, will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Pittsburg with Reverend Joel Davis officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mr. Holcomb passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 at his residence. Mr. Holcomb was born Dec. 1, 1938 in the Holly Springs Community to Clarence Madison and Gladys Mae Roberts Holcomb. He graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1956 and enrolled at Texas A&M University where he was in the Corps as a Cadet. After graduation from A&M in 1960 he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United State Air Force and served the…

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    Sharon Edmond Dillard

    Services Sharon Edmond Dillard will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at Hughes Springs Community Church, 750 N. Taylor St., in Hughes Springs. Burial will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery in Cason under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs. Mrs. Dillard lay Friday at the funeral home. An online guestbook may be signed at www.reeder-davis.com. Obituaries

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    Shari Gale Thomas Rutledge Gale Thomas 59 of

    Shari Gale Thomas Rutledge, age 59, of Mount Pleasant passed away on Nov. 30, 2019 at her home. She was born Aug. 6, 1960 in Columbus, GA to her parents Billy and Janice Thomas. Cremation arrangements are being held under the direction of Curry-Welborn Funeral Home. Obituaries

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    Nash Hines Nash Hines will be 11

    Services for Nash Hines will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Ore City. Burial will follow at Mims Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Hines lay in state Friday at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Ore City. An online guestbook may be signed at www.reeder-davis.com. Obituaries

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    Merion Boyd for Merion 71 of

    Services for Merion Boyd, 71, of Naples will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs. Burial will follow at Boyd Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs. Mr. Boyd lay in state Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Boyd was born July 13, 1948 and passed away Nov. 23, 2019. An online guestbook will follow at www.reeder-davis.com. Obituaries

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    Wanda Lou Rogers Vickers Wanda

    Vickers Wanda Lou Rogers Vickers, age 87, passed away peacefully on December 3, 2019. She was born on Feb. 11, 1932 in Maud, Texas to George and Esta Rogers. She married the love of her life, Billy Joe Vickers on August 22, 1952. Billy Joe preceded her in death in July of 2002. Wanda loved going to church and accepted the Lord as her Savior at an early age. She was a life long member of Talco Church of Christ serving in many areas until her health prevented her from being active. She never failed to share a smile and her faith with everyone. What a wonderful Christian woman. She…

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    Donna Faye Powers

    Powers Donna Faye Powers, 79 of Edmond, Oklahoma was born Nov. 13, 1940 in Thomas, Oklahoma to Leslie and Lola Comer. She graduated from Thomas High School where she was a Majorette in the band where she played the clarinet. She married Dwight Powers on Nov. 12, 1970. Donna was a strong Christian and was very active in her church and she loved the Lord with all her heart and passed that on to her children. Donna was an avid shopper and loved to decorate her home. Her most favorite thing to tell her two dogs was the saying “one more treat and that’s all and no more” but, that…

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    Martell Raymon Jackson

    Jackson Martell Raymon Jackson, 36, of Dallas, Texas died Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. Viewing will be held Wednesday Dec. 4, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Sacred Funeral Home in Cedar Texas. Services are under the direction of J.C. White Funeral & Cremation Services of Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Online condolences may be left at www.jcwhitefd.com. Obituaries

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    Shari Gale Thomas Rutledge

    Shari Gale Thomas Rutledge, age 59, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on November 30, 2019 at her home. She was born on August 6, 1960 in Columbus, GA to her parents Billy and Janice Thomas. Cremation arrangements are being held under the direction of Curry-Welborn Funeral Home. Obituaries

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    Ross M. Morriss Morriss 86 of Omaha

    Ross M. Morriss, age 86, of Omaha, Texas, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. Ross was born April 27, 1933 in Texarkana, Texas to Ross Morriss and Clarice Melton Morriss. He moved with his family to Mt. Pleasant in 1949 and graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1952. He was active in Boy Scouts of America in Texarkana and Troup 201 in Mt. Pleasant and was instrumental in forming the Order of the Arrow in Mt. Pleasant. Ross attended East Texas State College in Commerce and graduated in 1956 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree. He taught high school in Talco, Texas after graduating from college.…

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    Tina Yvonne Smith

    Memorial for Tina Yvonne Smith, 45, Pittsburg, 11 a.m., Dec. 7, 2019 at Old Emmanuel Baptist Church Pittsburg under direction of Tumey Mortuary. Guestbook at www.tumeymortuary.com. Obituaries

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    Bobby Glynn Presley

    Presley Bobby Glynn Presley, 84, went peacefully to his eternal home with the Lord on Nov. 27, 2019, in Mount Pleasant, Texas. Bob was born in Morris County, Texas, on April 15, 1935, to loving parents Porter and Mary Presley of Naples, and he was the oldest of three children. Bob graduated from Paul H. Pewitt High School in 1953 and then attended Texas A&M University and East Texas State University. He proudly served as a Sergeant in the Army National Guard for nine years. In 1956, he met Sue Pynes and they married on December 17, 1960. They were blessed with two wonderful children, Rhonda Sue Presley McKinney and…

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    Dennis Darrell Simpson

    Dennis Darrell Simpson was born March 20, 1951 in Cooper, Texas and passed away Nov. 28, 2019 at his home in Avinger. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Tommie Simpson; and a sister, Jan Simpson. He is survived by children; Tara Grey and husband, Robbie, Jessica Blair and husband Kevin, Darrell Simpson and wife, Rebecca. Darla Simpson, Cyndi Tolleson and husband, Leo; fourteen grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. A celebration of his life was held Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 at Mr. Simpson’s home. Obituaries

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    Vera Mae Cannon

    Vera Mae Cannon, of Mount Pleasant, passed away on November 29, 2019 in Mount Pleasant at the age of 91. She was born on July 11, 1928 in Frost, Texas to Porter Roberson and Ella Mae Ward Roberson. She worked for Green Thumb and NETO for several years. Vera is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Otis and Lynnette Cannon of Sachse; son and daughter-inlaw, Michael and Cristi Cannon of White Oak; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Jaime Cannon of Gilmer; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Bussy Barnes, owners of B&K Fabrics in Mount Pleasant; eight grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her…

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    Donald Norman

    Memorial for Donald Norman, 65, Mt. Pleasant, 11:00 a.m., Dec. 7, 2019 at Church of Christ at Sheppard Street under direction of Tumey Mortuary. Guestbook at www.tumeymortuary.com. Obituaries

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    Raymond Rhymes

    Rhymes Raymond Rhymes 83 of Pittsburg, Texas died Wednesday November 27, 2019 in Pittsburg, Texas. Services will be held Saturday Dec. 7, 2019 at 12 noon at Living Green Baptist Church Farm Road 1519 Pittsburg, Texas 75686; Rev. W.L. Chism officiating. Interment will follow at Hickory Hill Cemetery. Services are under the direction of J.C. White Funeral and Cremation Services of Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Viewing will be held Friday December 6, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.jcwhitefd.com. Obituaries

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    Rosie Mae Veasley

    Rosie Mae Veasley passed away November 24, 2019 at UT Health East Texas in Tyler, Texas at the age of 73. Her funeral will be Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, Pittsburg, with Rev. Roy Lee Miles as eulogist. Burial at Bolton Cemetery, Pittsburg, under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home, Pittsburg, Texas. Obituaries

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    Mary Dillard Bradley

    Mary Dillard Bradley, 96, of Mt. Pleasant, TX passed away on Nov. 22, 2019 in Mt. Pleasant, TX. She was born on Sept.15, 1923 in Mt. Pleasant, TX to Hose and Lois (Arnold) Dillard. She was a member of the Ripley Baptist Church. She is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Argie Morris; grandson, Scott Morris and a niece, Linda Bradley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Bradley and her parents. A graveside service was held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 at the Bridges Chapel Cemetery with a visitation one hour before the service. Online registry is available at batescoopersloanfuneralhome.com . Obituaries

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    Peggy Ann Willis Hill

    Peggy Ann Willis Hill of Mount Pleasant was born Feb. 25, 1937 to Haskell David Willis and Annie Mae Banks Willis. She passed away Nov. 19, 2019. She is survived by sisters Patsy Willis Martin of Dekalb and Brenda Willis Stewart of Mount Pleasant; children Ronda Sargent and spouse Johnny Sargent of Mount Pleasant; Cindy Head and spouse James Head of Scroggins; Jackie Dodson of Gunbarrell City; Gary Hill of Mount Pleasant; Connie Seeber and spouse Craig Seeber of Colorado; grandchildren Keith Farrell, Johnathan Sargent, James C. Head, Jennifer Summers, Chante Bishop, Shane Sellers, Destiny Sloan, William LaRoche, Steve Hill, Kimberly Hill, Katie Seeber and Scott Seeber; great grandchildren Blake…

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    John Geyer “Jack” Cook, Jr.

    Cook John Geyer “Jack” Cook, Jr., 88, formerly of Lake Cypress Springs, TX and recently of Austin, passed away peacefully on October 17 with his wife, Betsy, holding his hand. Jack was born in New Brighton, PA on June 2, 1931 to John Geyer Cook, a pharmacist in whose store Jack had his first job as a soda jerk, and Beulah Veiock Cook, an educator. He graduated from Rochester High School in 1948 and Carnegie Institute of Technology with a BS in Civil Engineering in 1952. After working as Project Engineer for Gulf Research and Development post-graduation, Jack accepted a position with Keystone Fabricating Company, a structural steel manufacturing firm,…

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    Edward Earl Paden

    Edward Earl Paden, 89, passed away Nov. 17, 2019 in Tyler, Texas. He was born on May 19, 1930 in Binghamton, New York to Edward Earl Paden and Lydia Priscilla Rickerson. He served two tours in the United States Navy during the Korean War and was a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. He was a graduate of the University of California at Northridge with a degree in Industrial Management. Edward’s early career included Engineering and Management positions with Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, and Litton Guidance and Control Systems. His projects included pioneering the development of early rocket guidance systems integral to NASA’s space program.…

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    Ross Dee Staton

    Dr. Ross Dee Staton was born April 17, 1937 and passed away November 15, 2019. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Hughes Springs Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs. An online guestbook may be signed at www.reeder-davis.com. Obituaries

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    Wilma Carpenter

    Wilma Carpenter, 84, passed away on November 18, 2019. She was born on December 11, 1934 to Virgil and Lela Easley Counts. Mrs. Carpenter is survived by a son; Bill Carpenter of Mt. Pleasant, daughters; Jan Minoiz of Omaha, Dorothy Johnson and husband Charles of Cookville, Susan Counts of Dallas, Grandchildren; Crystal Carpenter, Ashley Riley, Jessica Sims, Brian Flood, Michael Flood, Steven Fisher, Dustin Fisher, Great Grandchildren; Kaden Toon, Kody Thomas, Raelynn Ellis, Blaine and Bailey Riley, Hadlee and Hunter Flood, Jackson and Emma Flood, Austin and Jake Rosewell, Aaron Sims, Xander Fisher, Sister-in-law; Ann Counts, Cousin; Margie Carpenter, Jerry Holmes. She was preceded in death by her husband; Red…

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    Robin Molloy Robin

    Molloy Mrs. Robin Molloy age 41 of Pittsburg, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019 after a short but strong fight with cancer. Robin was born Sept. 4, 1978 to Richard Vance and Linda Darlene Jordan. Robin was a School Resource Officer with Pittsburg Independent School District, a job she was passionate about. She enjoyed working with the kids and protected and loved all of the schools. She love to travel anytime with anyone to anywhere. She was spontaneous, had the biggest heart, and had the brightest smile. Her passion was helping others, and her family, especially her kids, nieces, nephew, and grandson. Robin started a Charity while working at…

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    JaLisa LaShonna Rivers

    Rivers JaLisa LaShonna River, 28, of Daingerfield, Texas died Saturday November 16, 2019 in Daingerfield, Texas. Services will be held Saturday November 23, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Wallick Chapel Christian Church 910 N. Peters St. Daingerfield, Texas 75638; with Elder Alfred Key, Jr. Officiating and Pastor Wayne Roberson eulogist. Interment will follow at Whitmore Cemetery. Services are under the direction of J.C. White Funeral & Cremation Services of Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Viewing will be held Friday November 22, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.jcwhitefd.com. Obituaries

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    Selwyn Doyle Connally

    Connally Selwyn Doyle Connally, 63, of Omaha, Texas died November 11, 2019 in Omaha, Texas. Services Saturday Nov. 23, 2019 at 2 pm At Mount Moriah Baptist Church 61 Moriah Dr. Daingerfield, Texas; with Elder Alfred Key, Jr. Officiating and Pastor Wayne Roberson eulogist.Services are under the direction of J.C. White Funeral & Cremation Services of Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Viewing will be held Friday November 22, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.jcwhitefd.com. Obituaries

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    Charles Ray Elliott Charles Elliott

    Elliott Charles Ray Elliott, 62, of Mt. Pleasant, Texas died Sunday Nov. 17, 2019 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Services will be held Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Piney Baptist Church 275 CR 1680 Mt. Pleasant, Texas 75455; with Min. Chaz R. Curtis officiating. Interment will follow at Piney Cemetery. Services are under the direction of J.C. White Funeral & Cremation Services of Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Viewing will be held Thursday Nov. 21, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.jcwhitefd.com. Obituaries

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    Evelyn “Tommye” Sandlin

    Evelyn “Tommye” Sandlin, 88, of Anahuac, TX, passed away on Nov. 14, 2019 in Mt. Pleasant, TX. She was born on March 22, 1931 in Anahuac, TX to J.O. “Ollie” and Orena (Newman) Nelson. Tommye was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Anahuac, where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and Delta Kappa Gamma, Fine Arts Club, PTA, Adult Literacy volunteer, Past President Chambers Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Aggie Moms and Rainbow Girls. She enjoyed a long career as a public school teacher in Pasadena, and Anahuac ISD. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Annaleisa…

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    Douglas Mack Smith

    Services for Douglas Mack Smith, 77, of Cason will be 12:00 noon, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 at Shady Grove Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs. Mr. Smith lay in state Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Smith was born June 23, 1942 and passed away November 10, 2019. Full obituary and service details will follow. Obituaries

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    Wendy Gonzales

    Gonzales Wendy Gonzales was born on Dec. 5, 1967 in Leesville, Louisiana. She passed away at her home in Cookville, Texas on Nov. 7, 2019. She was survived by her husband Lawrence R. Gonzales, Sr. of Cookville; sons Lawrence II and Julie Gonzales of Longview and Kevin Gonzales of Longview; daughters Delilah Gonzales of Cookville and Keelee and Arron Loeffler of Jefferson; 14 loving grandkids. She is also survived by her mother Edna Vaughan, sister Ada Davis and brothers Kelly Vaughan, Roy Shelton, Jimmy Shelton, Fred Shelton and Johnny Shelton, as well as several other family members. She was preceded in death by her father James Vaughan, grandparents Van and…

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    Thomas Stephens “T.J.” Joyner, III

    Thomas Stephens “T.J.” Joyner, III, age 65, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Nov.13, 2019 in Mt Pleasant, Texas. T.J was born in Tyler, Texas on Sept. 16, 1954 to Thomas William Joyner, Jr and Barbara Beth Stephens Joyner. He is survived by the mother of his children; Belinda Ann Jones Joyner of Mt Pleasant, Daughter: Lamar Ingulli and husband Scott of Tampa, Florida, Carrie and husband Randy McMinn of Mt Pleasant, Texas, Son; Thomas Hayden Joyner of Mt Pleasant, Texas, Grandchildren; Mason McMinn, Harrison Ingulli, Noah McMinn and Autry Ingulli, Mother-in-law; Wanda Shumate of Emory, Texas, Sister-in-Law; Tonya Buck of Mt Pleasant, Texas. Preceded in death by his parents;…