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Ann Davis
Funeral services for Ann Fenlaw Davis, 84, of Gilmer will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at Croley Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Richard Laster officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Me...
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Wayne James
1936 - 2014

Funeral services for Wayne James, 78, of Big Sandy will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at Croley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in the Little Mound Cemetery in Upshur County. Arran...
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Walt Estes, Jr.
1954 - 2014

Services for Walt Estes, Jr., 59, of Jefferson, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m. in Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park. He died on Sunday, Sept. 14.
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Jack Wright
1931 - 2014

Funeral services for Myrtle William “Jack” Wright, 83, of Gilmer will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Valley View Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve L. Jeffery officiating. Bur...
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Shawn Scott
1959 - 2014

Services for Shawn Scott, 55, of Gilmer, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gilmer, with Bishop Jimmy Coulter presiding. Interment wi...
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Billy Phillips
1931 - 2014

Billy “B.C.” Phillips, age 82, previously of Gilmer and 57 year resident of Irving, died on Sept. 13. A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home...
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Nancy Snelgrove
1938 - 2014
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Services for Nancy Snelgrove, 76, of Ore City will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at Grubbs-Loyd Chapel, with Brother Chad Thompson officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of...
Jennie Bamburg
1958 - 2014
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Jennie Ebarb Bamburg, 55, of Gilmer died Saturday, Sept. 6, in Gilmer. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Croley Funeral Home in Gilmer.
Henrietta Hickey
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Funeral services for Henrietta Hickey, 81, of Diana will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the chapel of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Ore City. Burial will be at Ashland Cemetery in Diana.
David ‘Cotton’ Harrison
1944 - 2014
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David “Cotton” Harrison, 70, of Gladewater died at his home on Monday, Sept. 8.
Corene ‘Dean’ Holdeman
1927 - 2014
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Services for Corene “Dean” Holdeman, 87, of Ore City were held at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 at Grubbs-Loyd Chapel, with Reverend Robbie Caldwell officiating. Arrangements are under the directio...
Jerry Kunkel Parsons Collins
1944 - 2014
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Jerry Kunkel Parsons Collins, 69, passed away on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 after a valiant battle with CLL / SLL Leukemia. A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at Latch Missionary Baptist Church,...
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Young Syrian refugees enter Turkey at Yumurtalik crossing gate near Suruc, Turkey, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. More than 200,000 people fleeing the Islamic militants’ advance on Kobani, Syria, arrived in Turkey during last four days to find safety.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Refugees streaming into Turkey from Syria say their home city, once bustling with 400,000 citizens, has become a ghost town, emptied of all people but a few thousand fighters trying to hold off an onslaught by Islamic militants.


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airstrikes against the Islamic State group in SyriaWASHINGTON (AP) — The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at Muslim extremists.


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