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Rachel Sorrells

Jun 26, 1926 - Nov 22, 2023

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Pittsburg, TX

Rachel Ann Sorrells, 97, of Winters, TX (formerly of Pittsburg), passed away on November 22, 2023, at a Winters Assisted Living Center. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mrs. Sorrells was born on June 26, 1926, in Pittsburg, to Frank Burke and Lila Reynolds Duckett. She was a teacher having earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from SFA University and taught High School Business Courses. S...Read More

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Earnestine Traylor Neal

Apr 26, 1928 - Jan 21, 2024

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Pittsburg, TX

We celebrate the remarkable life of Earnestine Traylor Neal, born to Bruce Traylor & Luella Lawton on April 26, 1928, in Pittsburg, Texas. Affectionately known as "Mu," "Pet," and "Madea," Earnestine was educated in the public school system and later became a devoted housewife. In 1945, she entered into a lifelong partnership with Ellington Romeo Neal Jr., creating a legacy that lasted 55 years. Together, they profoundly impacted their two children (including the adoption of Vickie Lawton) and all who were touched by their enduring love. Until the passing of Ellington Romeo Neal Jr. in the year 2000. Earnestine's nurturing spirit and unwavering commitment to family formed the cornerstone of her character. As a mother, she instilled values of resilience and kindness, shaping the lives of her children and future generations. Earnestine's life unfolded against a changing world, navigating with grace and adaptability. Her love for cards, dominoes, hosting game nights, and passion for slot machines showcased her vibrant spirit. A pillar of strength in her community, Earnestine's kindness extended to friends and neighbors, creating a haven of love, laughter, and welcoming spirit. She accepted Christ at St. Beulah C.M.E Church in Pittsburg, Texas, under. After relocating to Houston, TX, with her son Ellington and wife Juanita Neal. In 2010 her son retired and he moved his mother to Henderson, Nevada with him to be her caregiver for the 13 years. Earnestine fell asleep peacefully on January 21, 2024, in the presence of her loving family. As we say our farewells, let's not mourn the passing of a century but celebrate the enduring legacy she leaves behind. May her memory inspire us, reminding us of the beauty in a well-lived life and the impact one person can make. She leaves to cherish 5 generations her memories of a son & daughter-In Law Ellington Roscoe & Juanita Neal. One grandchild Roschelle ‘LeTrice’ & (husband)Tamus Rumley. Four great – grandchildren, Brandz Anderson, Brandy & Shaunte Anderson, Briana Anderson, and Brendan Allen-Anderson. Six great- great grandchildren, Tamia Anderson, Tee’Unna Anderson, Elliyah Anderson, Brooklyn Anderson, Miamor &, Kimoree Allen-Anderson, cousins Claudette Hamilton(Tucson,AZ), John Cook(Oakland,CA), Rochelle Hill (Pittsburg,TX), Paulette Shaffer(Dallas,TX), Freddie Johnson(Pittsburg,Tx,), Sherita Sanders(Los Angeles,CA), Catherine R. Hall(San Bernardino,CA) Ruthy J. Smith (Henney Penney), and a host of other family and friends. To to the family or in memory of Earnestine Traylor Neal, please

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Velencia Caniesha Donette Evans

May 26, 1981 - Feb 03, 2024

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Pittsburg, TX

Velencia Caniesha Donette Evans of Pittsburg, Texas passed away Saturday, February 3, 2024 at her home. Caniesha was born May 26, 1981 to Otis Evans Jr and Jacqueline (Stevens) Evans. Caniesha is survived by her daughters, Makayla Evans; her brother, Otis Justin Evans III; her sister, Tammy Rogers; and sister in law, Tia Hall; her nieces and nephews, Otis Justin Tyrell Evans IV, Tasia Denise Hall, Charity Sims, Valencia Armour, Ta’Myrra Williams, LaBresha Fulmer, LaTerrius Roger; aunts, Wilma Ross and Debra (Tom) Deloney; special cousins, Tara (Billy) Williams, Nancy Thomas, and Desiree Deloney and a host of extended family and friends. Caniesha was preceded in death by her parents, Otis Evans Jr. and Jackie Stevens Evans; a sister, Jaquita Nicole Evans. Services entrusted to Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home and online condolences may be made at www.samharveyfuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of Caneisha Evans, please

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Larry N Ray

Oct 07, 1958 - Jan 01, 2024

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Pittsburg, TX

Larry Ray was born October 7, 1958 to the union of the now late Lawrence Ray, Sr. and Ruby Bolton Ray. He united with Mt. Lebanon C. M. E. Church at an early age. He served faithfully until he became ill. Larry departed this life on January 1, 2024 at UT Health East Texas, Pittsburg, Texas. He leaves to mourn his passing six sisters, Kathryn Robinson, Cherlyl McNealy, Darlene Thomas, Carolyn Brown, Joyce Ray, and Wanda Hill; two brothers, Lawrence Ray, Jr. and Frederick Ray, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Ray, Sr. and Ruby Bolton Ray and a sister, Ira Browser. To to the family or in memory of Larry N Ray, please

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Ruby Harris

Jan 16, 1962 - Dec 13, 2023

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Pittsburg, TX

Ruby Faye Harris was born on January 16, 1962 in Quanah, Texas, to Reuben and Tessie Williams. Ruby Faye Harris(61) peacefully passed away in her sleep on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at her home in Pittsburg, Texas. Faye was in the Winona High School graduating class of 1981. At an early age, Faye joined New Zion Baptist Church in Winona, Texas. After moving back to Pittsburg, she became a member of Faith Building Ministries. Faye was a pillar of the community lending a helping hand wherever she could. Her personal interests included attending the many activities that her children and grandchildren participated in. She was their number one fan. The love and support that Faye had for her children and grandchildren was unconditional. She praised them all and made them aware that she was proud of them. Faye was a phenomenal woman and overcame any obstacle that challenged her in life. She was a warrior for her children, and will forever be admired by them for displaying the strength of a mighty conqueror and always being their Super Hero. Faye was a beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, daughter and friend. She had a nurturing spirit and always had a smile on her face. Faye is survived by her lifelong partner James King, her two sons; Demarcus (Valerie) Harris and Rickey Duffey, one daughter; Shanequa Harris, four sisters; Linda Williams, Pamela Williams, Theresa Williams-Jones, Saundra Dillard, and a bonus dad, Johnny Brown . She is also survived by eleven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, a special cousin, Patricia and a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives, and friends. Faye is preceded in death by her mother Tessie Williams, father Reuben Williams, eldest son Richard Harris, and a grandson, Gavin Duffey. To to the family or in memory of Ruby Faye Harris, please

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Willie Hicks

Aug 17, 1935 - Dec 15, 2023

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Pittsburg, TX

Graveside services for Kenneth Hicks, 88, of Moscow, TX (formerly of Pittsburg) will be 2:00 p. m. , Saturday, December 23, 2023, at Matinburg Cemetery in Camp County with Reverend John Coleman officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home. Interment will be in Matinburg Cemetery in Camp County. He passed away Friday, December 15, 2023, at his cabin in Moscow, TX. Kenneth was born August 7, 1935, in Pittsburg, to Willie Rummel and Verna Irene Wood Hicks joining his older sister Geneva in Pittsburg. After graduating high school and marrying the love of his life, Pat, they set out to Austin to continue his education at the University of Texas Engineering School. In the journey that followed, Ken and Pat raised four children, Thea Lynn, Angela Kay, Morris Kenneth and Matthew Porter. They lived in Venezuela, California, New Orleans, London, Bahrain and Holland. Back home in Texas in 1980, with all the children gone, or soon to be gone, Ken purchased a glass company while Pat pursued her real estate career. They enjoyed living on Lake Houston. In 2001, Pat and Ken retired to Waterwood on Lake Livingston where they purchased a beautiful home on the lake and Ken spent many hours in his workshop while Pat played golf. They enjoyed many visits from children and grandchildren, watersports in the lake and a backyard swimming pool. Ken will be greatly missed by his four children, ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren as well as friends and neighbors in Waterwood. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p. m. , Saturday, December 23, 2023, at Erman Smith Funeral Home.

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Kenneth Hicks

Aug 17, 1935 - Dec 15, 2023

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Pittsburg, TX

Graveside services for Kenneth Hicks, 86, of Moscow, TX (formerly of Pittsburg) will be 2:00 p. m. , Saturday, December 23, 2023, at Matinburg Cemetery in Camp County with Reverend John Coleman officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home. Interment will be in Matinburg Cemetery in Camp County. He passed away Friday, December 15, 2023, at his residence. A complete obit will follow once the family has approved it.

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Jimmy Murphy

Mar 06, 1942 - Dec 15, 2023

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Pittsburg, TX

Jimmy "Jim" Murphy, 81, passed away on December 15, 2023 in Pittsburg, Texas. He was born on March 6, 1942 in Hooks, Texas to Ben Murphy & Effie Lillian (White) Murphy. He was a retired Veteran of the United States Navy. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Toni Murphy; son, Cody Murphy & wife, Lisha; son, Greg Murphy & wife, Traci Huff; son, Anthony Dale Murphy; daughter, Katina Stanley & husband, Kelly; daughter, Tracy Murphy; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother, Benny Murphy & wife, Dee; brother, Johnny Murphy & wife, Freida; sister, Shirley Underwood & husband, Jerry. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be held at a later date. An online registry is now available at batescoopersloanfuneralhome. com To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Robert Hicks

Jan 31, 1937 - Dec 01, 2023

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Pittsburg, TX

Robert Norris (Bob) Hicks, a loving husband of 61 years, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, entered his eternal home with Jesus on December 1, 2023, peacefully at home with Hospice Care. Bob was born in Pittsburg, Texas (Camp County) on January 31, 1937 to Ezro and Eva Hicks who preceded him in death. Bob was also preceded in death by his brother Ted Hicks and two sisters, Judy Hicks Insall and Karin Hicks Day. He is survived by his wife Camille, his children Jeff Hicks and Jennifer(Troy) Barber; three grandchildren: Kaleb(Danielle) Goodell, Kelsey Goodell and Kaitlyn Goodell; and two great-grandchildren Hampton and Kirkland Goodell. He is also survived by his sister and brother, Elise Coker and David(Liz) Hicks, a special sister-in-law Marilyn Lamb Hamner, as well as many nephews and nieces and other family members. Bob spent his early years in Pittsburg, Texas on a farm with his family. It was a simple life. Bob attended church regularly and accepted Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior at age 15 at Matinburg Baptist Church in Pittsburg, Texas. Bob and Camille moved to Spring in 1968, joining Spring Baptist in 1969,. He served there as an usher, on various committees, a deacon and an "old geezer" for many years. Upon graduation from Pittsburg, Texas in 1955 he came to Houston and worked briefly at United Gas before starting his career at ExxonMobil for 37 years. While working he joined the 49th Armored Reserve Unit being called to 10 months of active duty in October of 1961. He retired from ExxonMobil in 1994 and began 29 years of retirement. In these years, he found joy in traveling with Camille, serving the church, his community, gardening, attending any and all of his grandchildren's events. He enjoyed spending time with the "old geezers" on Thursdays where they did various projects around Spring Baptist Church followed by lunch. He served his Lord and Savior faithfully by serving his family, his church and his community in many ways, always willing to lend a hand and be of service in any capacity he could. Although Bob was known as a quiet man, he had a witty sense of humor and spoke many words of wisdom to his children and grandchildren. His legacy will live on in his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. We all have such great memories of our years with him, and while we mourn his passing, we celebrate his reunion in heaven with Jesus knowing he heard "well done my good and faithful servant. " We love you, Bob Hicks, Dad and Gaw (the name his grandchildren called him).

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James Brown

Aug 27, 1963 - Nov 30, 2023

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Pittsburg, TX

BROWN, James "Tyrone"Age 60, was born in Pittsburg, Texas on August 27, 1963 and passed away in Dayton, Ohio on Thursday, November 30, 2023Tyrone was preceded in death by his birth mother, Gladys; wife, Lillie Shiverdecker-Brown; and brothers, Michael Brown and Albert Nelson. He is survived by his father, James Brown; mother, Mary Brown; children, Perlina, Adam (Jazmine), Constance, Keith, Kenneth, Tonilynn, Taneisha, Chantel, and Keira; siblings, Kelvin, Debbie, Teresa, and Veronica; special friends, John and Nichole; and a host of nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. Tyrone enjoyed playing games, watching films-especially anime, and he was an avid Denver Broncos fan. He loved his kids and his wife. He will be missed. Visitation will be held from 10am-12pm with funeral service to begin at 12:00pm on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at Rogers Funeral Home, 324 W. Main St, New Lebanon, Ohio 45345. Pastor Angel Ditto officiating. Burial will follow at Twin Valley Cemetery. , Gratis. Condolences may be expressed online at:www. RogersFuneralHomes. com

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Rachel Sorrells

Jun 26, 1926 - Nov 22, 2023

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Pittsburg, TX

Rachel Ann Sorrells, 97, of Winters, TX (formerly of Pittsburg), passed away on November 22, 2023, at a Winters Assisted Living Center. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Erman Smith Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Mrs. Sorrells was born on June 26, 1926, in Pittsburg, to Frank Burke and Lila Reynolds Duckett. She was a teacher having earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from SFA University and taught High School Business Courses. Some of her hobbies included cooking, sewing, quilting, gardening, singing to her children and grandchildren. Mrs. Sorrells is survived by her daughter, Debbie Kemp; grandchildren, Rene Kemp Mullis, Bryan Kemp, Brad Kemp, Gaylynne Sorrells, Penney Christian, and David Sorrells. She is preceded in death by her husband, Billy Sorrells and son, Gary Sorrells. No formal visitation is scheduled.

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