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Vernice White
1951 - 2015

 Services for Ms. Vernice White, 64, of Pittsburg will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at Shady Grove Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.
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LeNeva McEachern Wren
1962 - 2015

 LeNeva McEachern Wren passed into the arms of God on July 25, 2015.  Services will be at Beaty Funeral Home, Winnsboro on Thursday, July 30, at 10 a.m. with Bro. Robert Wren officiating. Visitatio...
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Dawn D. Hamm
1963 - 2015

Memorial services for Dawn D. Hamm, 51, of Jefferson will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1, at Grubbs-Loyd Chapel in Diana, with the Rev. Scott Darby officiating.
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Clifton Eugene Hurtt
1945 - 2015

 Funeral services for Clifton Eugene Hurtt, 69, of Gilmer, will be held at 2 p.m.,Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at Oak Hill Missonary Baptist Church in Upshur County with Bro. Robbie Caldwell and Bro. ...
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Gary Allen
1965 - 2015

Funeral services for Gary Allen, 50, of Dallas were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Pittsburg with Elder Robert W. Campbell, Sr. officiating. Burial was at Rocky...
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Ben D. Glaze
1930 - 2015

A memorial service for Ben D. Glaze, 85, of Scroggins will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, at Perryville United Methodist Church. Mr. Glaze died Saturday, July 18, in Winnsboro after a long ill...
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Jack Hamil
1928 - 2015
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Memorial services for Jack L. Hamil, 87, of Longview, formerly of Gilmer, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Croley Funeral Home Chapel in Gilmer. Mr. Hamil passed away Monday, Jul...
Mary Lee Alford
1951 - 2015
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Graveside services for Mary Lee Alford, 64, of White Oak, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Willow Oak Cemetery. Mrs. Alford died July 12 in a Longview Hospital after a long battle...
Charlotte Shepard
1950 - 2015
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Services for Charlotte Ann Shepard, 65, of Ore City, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at Grace Crossing Church in Longview under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Ore City. She...
Tirzah Petty
1918 - 2015
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Services for Tirzah Walker Petty, 96, of Gilmer were held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 20, at Croley Funeral Home in Gilmer with Reverend Wayne Norvell and Bro. Gary Mason officiating. Interment was at ...
Charles Franklin
1976 - 2015
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Visitation for Charles Elisha Franklin, 38, of Ore City, will be held on Thursday, July 23, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home in Gilmer. He died on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
Ben D. Glaze
1930 - 2015
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Memorial services for Ben D. Glaze, 85, of Scroggins will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, at Perryville Methodist Church. Mr. Glaze died Saturday, July 18.
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Police and fire officials hold up a sheet a body following a fatal tent collapse at the Prairie Fest in Wood Dale, Ill., Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. Several people were injured after the tent collapsed at the festival in suburban Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT CHICAGO TRIBUNE; CHICAGO SUN-TIMES OUT; DAILY HERALD OUT; NORTHWEST HERALD OUT; THE HERALD-NEWS OUT; DAILY CHRONICLE OUT; THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALESCHICAGO (AP) — A 35-year-old man has been named as the person killed when a tent collapsed during a brief storm at a suburban Chicago festival.


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Fighter from the Free Syrian Army's Al Rahman legion fires his weapon on the frontline against the forces of Syria's President Assad in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, SyriaBy Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. officials said on Sunday. The decision by President Barack Obama, which could deepen the U.S. role in Syria's conflict, aims to shield a still-fledging group of Syrian fighters armed and trained by the United States to battle Islamic State militants -- not forces loyal to Assad.


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