Emory, Texas 75440 – Tuesday, December 6, 2016 – Volume XVII, Issue No. 32

Iva Lee Bowman

1931 – 2016

Services for Iva Lee Bowman, 85, of Lone Oak, were held on December 4 at Lone Oak Baptist Church. Bro. Robert Cook and Bro. Danny Calk officiated.

Burial was in Lone Oak Cemetery under direction of Bartley’s Lone Oak Funeral Home. Pallbearers were her grandchildren.

Ms. Bowman died on December 2, 2016, at her residence. She was born on March 6, 1931, in Hunt County, to Earl and Maudie Lee Gowins Vice. She lived most of her life in the Lone Oak area. She loved working outdoors, decorating her house for Christmas and helping plant Crepe Myrtles in downtown Lone Oak. She was a very caring and loving mother, her family was very important to her.

Ms. Bowman is survived by her sons, Danny Bowman and wife Terri of Lone Oak, and Dwayne Bowman and wife Elizabeth of Quinlan; daughters, Diana O’Neill of Lone Oak, and Darlene Bland of Lone Oak; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Douglas Bowman; and brother, Bobby Vice.


Vaughn Nell Kinnamon

1933 – 2016

Services for Vaughn Nell Kinnamon, 83, of Alba, were held on December 1 at First Baptist Church of Alba. Bro. John Livaudais, Bro. Mark Thompson and Bro. Kelly Burton officiated.

Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Mineola, under the direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Mark Thompson, Mike Humphries, Don Campbell, Scott Jackson, D.J. Rollins and Warren Llake Rollins.

Mrs. Kinnamon died on November 28, 2016, at a Tyler hospice facility. She was born on June 15, 1933, in Bessemer, Alabama, to Madge Riley. She married James R. “Bob” Kinnamon on May 29, 1954, in Missouri. Mrs. Kinnamon lived in Mesquite for 25 years and moved to Alba 26 years ago. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Alba and was a prayer warrior, touching many lives with her cards of encouragement.

Mrs. Kinnamon is survived by her daughters, Donna Huffman and husband David of Quitman, Lisa Cravens and husband Doyle of Alba, and Rita Jackson and husband Scott of Alabaster, Alabama; brother, Wayne Salter and wife Mary of Bessemer, Alabama; sister, Rebecca Ann Hope and husband Julius of Adger, Alabama; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, James Rodney Kinnamon; and brother, Samuel Ruel Salter.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Alba, 219 E. Holley St., Alba, TX 75410.


James “Jim” Morgan Pitre

1939 – 2016

Memorial services for James “Jim” Morgan Pitre Sr., 77, of Alba, are scheduled for Saturday, December 10, at 11:00 a.m. at Sand Springs Baptist Church in Mineola. Bro. Jim Parker will officiate.

Mr. Pitre died on November 30, 2016, in Mineola. He was born on March 3, 1939, in Knox, Indiana, to Morgan Joseph and Rose E. Green Pitre. He married Joyce Ann Austgen on September 16, 1968, in Grand Haven, Michigan.

Mr. Pitre served in the Air Force and had lived in Alba since 1975 after moving from Irving. He was a member of the Texas Draft Horse Association, East Texas Antique Tractor Association, and owned Jim’s Cabinet shop in Emory. He was also a member of Sand Springs Baptist Church.
Mr. Pitre is survived by his wife of 48 years; sons, Jim Pitre Jr. and wife Tracey of Emory, Joseph Pitre of Nelsonville, Ohio, Rob Pitre and wife Lisa of Mineola, and Robert Arbogast and wife Sherry of Grand Saline; daughters, Gwen Driskill of Alba and Teresa Arbogast of Alba; brothers, Richard Pitre and wife Connie of Muskegon, Michigan, Donald Pitre and wife Charlene of Baldwin, Michigan, and David Pitre and wife Angie of Muskegon, Michigan; sisters, Sandy Wiegerink and husband David of Grand Rapids, Michigan and Phyllis Sheffer and husband Brian of Muskegon, Michigan; 15 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughters, JoAnne Porter and Suzy Pitre; and granddaughter, Alexandria Pitre.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba.