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Edmond O. French
Jan 24, 1902 - Apr 1, 1997

Abilene Reporter - April 3, 1997

SWEETWATER - E. O. French, 95, of Lubbock and formerly of Sweetwater, died Tuesday at his home.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in McCoy Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Drs. Morris Poole and G. W. French officiating. Graveside services with Masonic rites will be at 2 p.m. in Lamesa Memorial Park in Lamesa.

Mr. French was born in Dawson and worked for Texas Electric for 25 years before retiring. He was a member of Sweetwater Masonic Lodge 571 and Sweetwater First United Methodist Church, and was the widower of Cleone Pruitt French, whom he married in 1928 in Lamesa; and Nadine Bennett French, whom he married in 1984 in Sweetwater.

Survivors include two daughters, Sue Ratcliffe of Amarillo and Joyce Blackburn of Lubbock; one brother, Dr. G. W. French Jr. of Arlington; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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  • EDMOND FRENCH 24 Jan 1902 01 Apr 1997 in Lubbock Co. TX


Edna (Merrel) "Lady" French
Feb 6, 1907 - Dec 19, 2000

FORT WORTH -- Edna "Lady" French, 93 years young, passed away Dec. 19, 2000 and joined her husband, Troy to be with our Lord.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Friday at Brushie Prairie Methodist Church in Brushie Prairie community. Burial: Brushie Prairie Cemetery.

Edna "Lady" French was born in Irene, Texas on February 6, 1907. She lived in Fort Worth for 65 years. Mrs. French retired in 1990 from Stripling Cox Department Store on Berry Street, where she worked as a gift wrapper. She loved to make the gifts pretty for everyone, each having a little bit of her love in them.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Troy French. They were married on November 5, 1932.

Survivors: Son, Velton French and wife, Donna of Benbrook; brother, Arville Merrel; sister, Idyle LittleJohn; grandchildren, Doug French, Annette San Felepe' and John Simpson; and four great-grandchildren.

Winscott Road Funeral Home, Benbrook, TX


Daniel Noam Friedman 
May 29, 1932 - July 12

Daniel Noam Friedman, 69, of Brownwood passed away Thursday, July 12 in a Brownwood nursing home.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Greenleaf Cemetery with the Rev. Art Switzer officiating.

Mr. Friedman was born May 29, 1932 in Norwich, Conn. An X-ray technician since 1958, he served at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston and Brownwood Regional Medical Center since 1981.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Friedman is survived by his wife, Wilma Friedman of Brownwood; daughter, Joy Friedman of Galveston; stepchildren, Tom NeSmith of Blanket, Jan Wade of Abilene, Roxanne Craig of Corsicana, Michael Hendricks of Jacksonville and Tommy Hendricks of Galveston; sister, Edna Bernanke; 15 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one niece and two nephews.

Arrangements by Davis-Morris Funeral Home of Brownwood.


George Leonard Frost
Mar 3, 1925 - May 21, 2001

George Leonard Frost, 76, of Corsicana passed away Monday May 21, 2001 in Corsicana following a more than 20-year battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Fred Rasmussen, Jack Robinson, Earl Alexander Sr., Clayton Norwood, Edwin Phinney and Ed Formby. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Bolen and Joe Hambrick.

Mr. Frost was born March 3, 1925 in Streetman to W. E. and Ollie Gann Frost. He was a longtime member of Northside Baptist Church. He was employed by the City of Corsicana until his early retirement in 1980. He was a truck driver and a veteran of military service.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Frost of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Dianna Frost of Navarro; daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Steve Sunderhuse of Corsicana; granddaughter, Jennifer Frost of Allentown, Pa.; granddaughter and husband, Michelle and Ted Messick of Castle Rock, Colo., grandson, Joe York of Corsicana; and great-grandson, Edward Ethan Frost of Allentown, Pa.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Hugh Ellison Fryer
Jan 6, 1928 - Dec 8, 2000

Hugh Ellison Fryer, 72, of Fairfield, passed away Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, in Fairfield.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Round Prairie Baptist Church in Fairfield with Rev. Ed Ridge officiating. Interment will follow at Post Oak Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Sneed, Jessie Earl Jones, Roy Hill, Scott Newberry, Kevin Carroll, Jerry Don McLeod, Bobby Childs and John Jarvis. Honorary pallbearers will be Lynn Whiteside, Joel A. Bonner, Bowie Mullin, Johnny McLeod, Roy Casey, Jr., Roy Casey III, Bobby Daniel, Bill C. Glazner, Ralph Dials, Scott Holmes, Mike Hurley, Men's Sunday School Class and the Derr camp.

Mr. Fryer was born Jan. 6, 1928 in Freestone County. The rancher was a member of the Round Prairie Baptist Church.

Mr. Fryer is survived by his wife, Mackie Fryer; his son and daughter-in-law, Hugh "Hubie" Jr. and Daphne Fryer; brother and sister-in-law, F. B. and Lena Mae Fryer; sister-in-law Alba Fryer; grandson Jeffrey Kyle Fryer; and special child, Kacie ReNae Carroll, all of Fairfield.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel.


Martha Jean Fuller
Feb 26, 1930 - Jan 26, 2001

Martha Jean Fuller, 70, of Canton passed away Friday, Jan. 26, 2001 in Dallas.
Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. today at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Canton with the Rev. Bobbie Weber and the Rev. David Worden officiating. Interment will follow at Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton.

Pallbearers will be Brian Abbott, Brandon Fuller, Richard Allen, Charles Allen, James Allen, Josh Jeffcoat and Larry Spracklin.

Mrs. Fuller was born Feb. 26, 1930 in Corsicana. She grew up in Corsicana and attended Navarro Jr. College, and received her bachelor of science degree from Southern Methodist University. She was married to James A. Fuller who preceded her in death after 43 years of marriage. They lived in Garland for 35 years, where she was a teacher for 25 years at Daugherty and Handley Schools. She had been a Canton resident for 11 years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Canton.

Mrs. Fuller is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Dana A. and Peggy Fuller of Dallas; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Richard Abbott of Canton; seven grandchildren, Brandon, Lena, Lauren and Meg Fuller, Mara Levinson, Jennifer and husband Josh Jeffcoat, and Brian Abbott; and one great-grandchild, Michael Jeffcoat.

Arrangements by Eubank Funeral Home, Canton.


Louise Mae (Crockett) Fuller
Apr 17, 1917 - Aug 19, 2001

Louise Mae Fuller, 84, passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Ms. Fuller was born April 17, 1917 and was a beauty operator.

She is survived by son, William G. Fuller of Okmulgee, Okla.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Aug 22 2001 - Corsicana Daily Sun
Louise Mae Fuller

Louise Mae Fuller, 84, of Okmulgee, Okla. passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001.

Services were 11 a.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lawrence Matlock, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church of Okmulgee, Okla., officiating. Interment followed at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Brent Brooks, Brian Fuller, Gary Fuller, Mark Fuller and Paul Fuller.

Mrs. Fuller was born April 17, 1917 in Navarro County. She married Gilbert Fuller on Sept. 29, 1931 in Corsicana. Mrs. Fuller lived in Odessa from 1943 until moving to Okmulgee, Okla. in 1999 to live near her son William. She was a member of University Park Baptist Church of Odessa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert in 1998; and oldest son, Melton in 1996.

Mrs. Fuller is survived by her sons, William Fuller and wife Martha of Okmulgee, Okla. and Wilbert Fuller and wife Jessie of Odessa; daughter-in-law, Jean Fuller of Alamogordo, N.M.; brother, David Crockett of Corsicana; grandchildren, Scherie Pifer and Karen Wells, both of Alamogordo, Gary Fuller and Paul Fuller of Fort Worth, Mark Fuller of Shawnee, Okla., Laurie Brooks of Guymon, Okla., Theresa McCarty of Odessa, and Brian Fuller of Oklahoma City; 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Gilbert Melton Fuller
Nov 1, 1913 - Jan 19, 1998

ODESSA _ G. M. ``Gib'' Fuller, 84, of Odessa, a retired driller, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Hill County Hospital in Hillsboro.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at University Park Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Witherspoon officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana. Arrangements by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.

He was born in Navarro County and moved to Odessa in 1943. He was Baptist.

SURVIVORS: Wife, Louise Fuller of Odessa; sons, William Fuller of Okmulgee, Okla., Wilbert Fuller of Odessa; brothers, Henry Fuller of Tyler and Doyle Fuller of Nashville, Tenn.; sisters, Beatrice Young of Dallas and Geneva Summers of Cedar Hill; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
 


Leroy Fullerton
Jan 7, 1921 - Feb 27, 2001

Leroy Fullerton, 80, of Hubbard passed away Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001 in a Waco hospital.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday at First Church of God in Hubbard with the Rev. Mike Green and the Rev. Roger Mier officiating. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Fullerton was born Jan. 7, 1921 in the Liberty Hill community near Dawson. He was a lifelong resident of the Liberty Hill, Dawson and Hubbard area. Before retirement, he worked in the potato processing at Tom's Foods in Corsicana. He was a veteran having served as a PFC in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was preceded in death by two infant children, Linda Faye Fullerton and Larry Wayne Fullerton.

Mr. Fullerton is survived by his wife, Clara Silvia Couch Fullerton of Hubbard; daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Morris Thatcher and Patricia Ann and William L. Parker, all of Hubbard; brother, Earl Fullerton of Corsicana; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Thomas Haden "Tuck" Furra
Nov 3, 1926 - Jan 18, 2001

Thomas H. "Tuck" Furra, 74, of Dresden passed away Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001 at his residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Thomas Childs officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Keith Cunningham, Doug Furra, Joe Haden, Roland Haden, Jimmy Haden and David Haden.

Mr. Furra was born Nov. 3, 1926 in Dresden. He worked for Chattanooga Glass and served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Noel Furra; and his parents.

Mr. Furra is survived by his sister, Theresa Cunningham of Dresden; nieces and nephews, Keith Cunningham of Dresden, Karen Kimball of Amarillo, Donna Richards of Blooming Grove and Doug Furra of Dallas; and sister-in-law, Hazel Furra of Barry.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove.

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Louise (Gray) Galaway
Jan 9, 1913 - Jun 19, 2001

Louise Galaway, 88, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2001 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jim Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Galaway was born Jan. 9, 1913 in Navarro County. She was a member of Second Avenue Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Fred Gray; and sister, Pauline Collard.

Mrs. Galaway is survived by her husband, Barney Lee Galaway of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Eddie Lee and Lou Ann Galaway of Leonard and Donald Nelson and Laverne Galaway of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Ann Louise and Art Harkins of Mineola; sister, Johnnie F. Gray of Corsicana; brothers, Hubert Gray of Arlington and Warren Gray of Tyler; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cedar Lake, 625 N. Main St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Nathan Robert Gallamore
Apr 18, 1983 - Aug 18, 2001

Nathan Gallamore, 18, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, in Corsicana.

Services will be 4 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Brown's Chapel Cemetery in Brosley, Mo.

He was born April 18, 1983 in Flint, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Marge Gallamore.

Survivors include his parents, Bobby and Deborah Gallamore of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law, Joshua and Vicky Gallamore of Corsicana; sister, Robyn Gallamore of Carrollton; grandfather, Bob Gallamore of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; grandparents, Forrest and Carol Hampton of Clare, Mich.; and a host of loving aunts and uncles.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Albert Walker Galloway
Mar 6, 1910 - Nov 10, 2000

Albert Walker Galloway, 90, of Dallas passed away Friday, Nov. 10, 2000 in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home with Dr. Robert Young officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Pat Batchelor, Robert Boyd, Bill Bradford, Glynn Emdy, Campbell Gillespie, Rodney McLaughlin, Bruce Sullivan and Jim Yancey.

Mr. Galloway was born March 6, 1910 in Corsicana. He lived in Corsicana for 88 years.

Mr. Galloway is survived by his wife, Katherine Galloway of Dallas; daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Pete Allen of Sunnyvale; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Diane Galloway of Plano; brother, James M. Galloway of Marshall; granddaughters and their husbands, Lisa and James Chambless of Tyler and Shelly and Don Peterson of Canton; grandsons, Drew Galloway, Jeff Galloway and Steve Galloway, all of Plano; and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Ola Mae Gamble
Dec. 13, 1910 - Dec 14, 2000

Ola Mae Gamble, 90, of Dallas, passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at Mel-Haven Convalescent Center.

Visitation will be 3:30 to 8 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Chapel.

Funereal services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Ross and Johnson Chapel. Interment will be in Chatfield.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Mrs. Gamble was born Dec. 13, 1910, in Chatfield.

She was preceded in death by parents and husband, J.B. Gamble.

She is survived by sons, Samuel Alexander of Corsicana and J.C. Gamble of Dallas; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary


Birtha Lee (Laube) Gamble
Jul 8, 1907 - Jan 22, 2001

Birtha Lee Gamble, 93, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Jan. 22, 2001 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Clayton Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Mrs. Gamble was born July 8, 1907 in Bastrop, La. to John and Susan Laube. She worked as a nurses aid for many years.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Lonnie N. Rhoads and wife Helen and Thomas Lee Freeman; and daughter-in-law, Louise Freeman.

Mrs. Gamble is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Howard J. and Beatrice Freeman of Powell, Richard and JoAnn Freeman of Dallas, Bobby G. and Ozell Freeman of Hubbard and Gwen Freeman of Irving; brother and sister-in-law, Barnie and Irene Laube of Corsicana; 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Thera Congleton "Connie' Gannon
Oct 17, 1924 - May 27, 2001

Thera Congleton "Connie' Gannon, 76, of Pursley, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2001, at his residence.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Solon Bailey and James Gaines officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Mr. Gannon was born Oct. 17, 1924, in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by daughter, Linda Barrington and son, Wayne Gannon.

As a Christian husband and father, he is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Mae Lynn Gannon of Pursley; sons, Glen Gannon of Corsicana and Dan Gannon of Belle, Misouri; daughters, Ande Beasley of Corsicana and Lisa Acker of Tatum; 11 foster children, 15 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cedar Creek Hospice.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Billie Jo (Minze) Gantt
Mar 13, 1930 - Oct 20, 2000

Billie Jo Gantt

Billie Jo Gantt of Purdon passed away Friday, Oct. 20, 2000 at Deport Nursing Home in Deport.

Visitation was from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery.

Gantt was born March 13, 1930, in Emmett.

She is survived by her husband, Darwood Gantt of Blosom,; sons, Tommy and Nancy Gantt and David and Rita Gantt, both of Paris; brothers, Alton Minze of Amarillo and Sonny Minze of Corsicana; sister, Alice Abbott of Waco; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Merle (Freeze) Gardner
May 30, 1915 - Nov 14, 2000

Merle Gardner, 85, of Centerville passed away Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000 at her residence.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Dawson Cemetery with the Rev. Bud Miller of Carrollton officiating.

Mrs. Gardner was born May 30, 1915 in Jean to Olie and Bertie Mae (Downey) Freeze. She had lived in Centerville since 1985 moving from Milford. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church in Centerville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Edward Gardner; stepson, Kenneth Gardner; son-in-law, Maurice Ellis; and grandson, Kyle Ellis.

Mrs. Gardner is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and J.R. Thomas of Centerville; stepson, Clyde Olin Gardner and wife Mary of Milford; grandson, Kevin Ellis and wife Karen of Centerville; great-granddaughter, Katie Ellis of Centerville; brothers, Elton Freeze of Milford, Henry Freeze of Jean and Bill Freeze of Canton; and sisters, Odessa Whitsett of Corsicana, Tenni Lee Van Zandt of Argyle, Fay Fleming of Duncanville and Helen Wright of Milford.

Arrangements by Walters Funeral Home of Centerville.

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CENTERVILLE — Graveside services for Merle Gardner, 85, of Centerville are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at Dawson Cemetery in Dawson, Texas. The Rev. Bud Miller of Carrollton, Texas, will officiate.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Walters Funeral Home in Centerville.
Mrs. Gardner died Tuesday at her home.

She was born in Jean, Texas. She had lived in Centerville since 1985, having moved from Milford, Texas. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Centerville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Edward Gardner.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and J.R. Thomas of Centerville; a stepson, Clyde Olin Gardner and his wife, Mary, of Milford; three brothers, Elton Freeze of Milford, Henry Freeze of Jean and Bill Freeze of Canton, Texas; four sisters, Odessa Whitsett of Corsicana, Texas, Tenni Lee Van Zandt of Argyle, Texas, Fay Fleming of Duncanville, Texas and Helen Wright of Milford; one grandson and one great-granddaughter.


Jimmy ‘Tookie’ Gardner
Sept 8, 1935 - Apr 22, 2000

SWEETWATER — Jimmy L. “Tookie” Gardner, 64, died Saturday, April 22, 2000.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Baker officiating. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana.

Mr. Gardner was born in Hamlin and was a longtime resident of Sweetwater. He was a truck driver for Quality Pump Service. He married Constance Ann Brannon in 1960 in Sweetwater. He married Melba Easterwood in 1995 in Abilene. Both preceded him in death.

Survivors include one son, Jimmy Todd Gardner of Sweetwater; four brothers, Leon Gardner of Sylvester, Terry Gardner and Ronnie Gardner, both of Sweetwater, and Sonny Gardner of Roscoe; five sisters, Sue Sutton of Sweetwater, Sandra Estes of Mertzon, June Squires of Odessa, Jane Chew of Abilene and Doris Squires of Dallas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 295, Sweetwater 79556.

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  • SSDI: JIMMY GARDNER 08 Sep 1935 22 Apr 2000 79556 (Sweetwater, Nolan, TX)


David Louis Garland
Jun 9, 1948 - Oct 16, 2000

David Louis Garland, 52, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 16, 2000 in Houston.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gene Cravens officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Addison, Gary Gaintner, Gary Marchant, David Reed, Robert Salter, Terry Smith and John Sparling.

Mr. Garland was born June 9, 1948 in Corsicana. He was a veteran having served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He had been employed as a systems technician for the National Scientific Balloon Facility of NASA. He was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church.

Mr. Garland is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jody Garland of Corsicana; parents, Harold and Ruby Garland of Corbet; son, Joel Garland of Arlington; daughter, Jo Lynn Garland of Corsicana and her fiancé Paul Wilson of Corsicana; sister, Lisa Hawkinson of Corsicana; granddaughter, Haley Nicole Garland of Corsicana; mother-in-law, Lola Coleman of Denver, Colo.; sister-in-law, Nancy Peavler of Ardmore, Okla.; several cousins, numerous nieces and nephews, and friends all over the world.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society, 617 S. 12th St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ernestine (Young) Garner
Jan 19, 1914 - Sep 16, 2001

Ernestine Young Garner

Ernestine Young Garner, 87, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home with Dr. Robert Young officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Liston Herod, Campbell Gillespie, Gaylord Edling, Bill Bradford, Rodney McLaughlin, and Jim Wood.

Mrs. Garner was born Jan. 19, 1914 in Corsicana to Augustus Powell Young and Marshall Bowles Young. She was a graduate of Corsicana High and married Joseph Key Garner, with whom she operated the City Office Supply.

She was preceded in death by husband Joseph Key Garner and son Joseph Key Garner, Jr.

Mrs. Garner is survived by her daughter-in-law, Linda Garner of Boerne; nephews Bennet Averyt of Austin, Gus Watson of Denver, Colo. and Toppy Watson of Corsicana; and nieces Beverly Averyt of Austin and Bunny Heroman of Baton Rouge, La.

Memorials may be made to Child and Family Program, 312 N. 13th St. Corsicana, TX, 75110 or Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Max Garrett
Apr 7, 192 - Jan 13, 1999

TULIA (Special) - Services for Max Garrett, 70, of Tulia will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Charles Davenport, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Graveside services will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Albany Cemetery under direction of Wallace Funeral Home.

Garrett died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, in Swisher Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 7, 1928, in Abilene. He married Jo Alice Harmon on July 3, 1947, in Corsicana. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. He graduated high school in Dublin, Texas. He attended Tarleton State University in Stephenville. He graduated from Texas Tech University, and he played basketball at Tarleton State University. He was a member of the ROTC at Texas Tech. He was a member of the Delta Sigma Phi business fraternity and past president of the Arnold Air Society. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1955. He worked with International Harvesters. He worked for Finger Motor Co. in Borger as a general manager. He was the assistant administrator at the hospital in Borger. He moved to Tulia and became the hospital administrator of Swisher Memorial Hospital. He retired in 1993.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Karen Alice Garrett of Amarillo and Julie Kay Fairchild of Dallas; a son, John Harmon Garrett of Leonard; and three granddaughters.

The family suggests memorials to Presbyterian Children's Home, 3400 S. Bowie, Amarillo 79109.


Jo Alice (Harmon) Garrett
Feb 6, 1929 - Feb 14, 2001

TULIA - Jo Alice Harmon Garrett, 72, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Perkins Patton officiating. Graveside services will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Albany Cemetery at Albany. Arrangements are by Wallace Funeral Home.

Mrs. Garrett was born in Albany and grew up in Corsicana, graduating from Corsicana High School. She graduated from Texas Tech University, Magna Cum Laude in 1953, with a degree in history.

She taught school in Borger. In 1975, she moved to Tulia, where she worked for Swisher County Library and became librarian in 1978. She retired in 1996. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Tulia and the Delta Kappa Gamma Honorary Teachers Society.

She was married to Max Littleton Garrett in 1947 at Corsicana. He died in 1999.

Survivors include two daughters, Julie K. Fairchild of Dallas and Karen A. Garrett of Amarillo; a son, John Harmon Garrett of Leonard; and three granddaughters.

The family suggests memorials be to First Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund; or Swisher County Memorial Library.

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Doris Jean (Kennemore) Gay
Jun 21, 1930 - Dec 21, 2000

Doris Jean Gay, 70, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000 in Corsicana.
Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Gay was born June 21, 1930.

Notes:

  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX

  • w/o James Allen Gay; w/o David Edward Kennemore & Zelma (May) Kennemore


Edward Lee Gazaway Sr.
Jun 12, 1922 - Jun 2, 2001

Edward Lee Gazaway Sr., 78, of Wortham passed away Saturday, June 2, 2001 at his residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Independent Methodist Church in Wortham with Everett Hewitt officiating. Full military services will follow at Richland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Marles Pace, Charlie Baker, Billie Calame, Bill Crow, Scott Keeling and Jerry Dvorak. Grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Mr. Gazaway was born June 12, 1922 in Lynn Creek, Miss. He served in the armed forces at the Battle of the Bulge in the European Theatre of war. He served in Guadalcanal and Korea and was in Vietnam for a short time. He was a welder by trade.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vida Baird and Bennie Gazaway Sr.; and brother, Thomas; and his wives, Murlene Gazaway and Helen Nadine Monds Gazaway.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Gazaway of Wortham; sons, Edward L. Gazaway Jr. and James Ellis Gazaway of Mississippi and Ricky Lee Gazaway of Richland; daughters, Sallie Ann Gonzales of Alvarado and Deanna Kay Sikes of Corsicana; sisters, Daisy Gorsuck, Pearlie Ballard, Dot Dawkins and LaVelle Shanks; brothers, Bennie Gazaway Jr., Tony Gazaway, Walter Gazaway, Will Gazaway and George Gazaway; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Porter Chapel of Wortham.


Bobbie Jo (Green) Gegenheimer
Jul 8, 1929 - Aug 13, 2001

Bobbie Jo Gegenheimer, 72, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2001.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Graveside services will be held at Lone Oak Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Sanders, John Winters, David Tigue, Terry Tigue, Bobby Isonhood and Bob Scott.

Mrs. Gegenheimer was born July 8, 1929 in Lone Cedar. Her sense of humor, unique personality and her passion for life will live forever in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. She will be missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Gegenheimer.

Mrs. Gegenheimer is survived by her son, Greg Gegenheimer and wife Lisa and children Gregory, James Robert, and Lauren; daughter, Joanna Hunt and sons Matthew and James; son, Robert Gegenheimer and wife Marlene and children Ashley and Stephen; sisters, Jimmie Green and Marilyn Talbot; nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana, Texas 75110; or James L. Collins Catholic School, 3000 W. State Highway 22, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Houston Chronicle Aug 14 2001

BOBBIE JO GEGENHEIMER, age 72, of Corsicana, TX passed away Monday, August 13, 2001 in Corsicana. She was born July 8, 1929 in Lone Cedar, Texas. Her sense of humor, unique personality, and her passion for life will live forever in the heart of those who knew and loved her. We will miss her. She is survived by her sons and their children: Greg & Lisa Gegenheimer and sons Gregory & James Robert and a daughter Lauren. Robert & Marlene Gegenheimer, and their children Ashley & Stephen, by a daughter Joanna Hunt and her sons Matthew & James and by 2 sisters Jimmie Green and Marilyn Talbot. Numerous nieces, nephews, and many wonderful friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Lester Gegenheimer, and sisters Jackie Moore & Lois Keathley. Visitation at Corley Funeral Home, 8/14/2001, 2 p.m. Service at Northside Baptist Church 8/15/2001, 2 p.m. Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. Burial Lone Oak Cemetery, 600 N. Fordyce. Pallbearers John Sanders, John Winters, David Tigue, Terry Tigue, Bobby Isonhood, and Bob Scott. Memorial contributions may be sent to First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin Avenue Corsicana, TX 75110, James L. Collins Catholic School, 3000 W. Hwy 22, Corsicana, TX 75110. Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, TX , 903-874-3755.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • TXBI: GEGENHEIMER LESTER GREGORY JR. 10-12-1949 m HARRIS BOBBIE JO GREEN LESTER GREGORY GEGENHEIMER


Monroe Edwin Gehrels
Oct 25, 1897 - Jan 11, 2001

Monroe Edwin Gehrels, 103, of Mexia passed way Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001 in Mexia.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Grace Tabernacle in Mexia with Bro. Bo Davis and Mr. Gerald Lynn DeBorde officiating. Interment will follow at Dew Cemetery in Dew.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Mr. Gehrels was born Oct. 25, 1897 in Malone. He was a farmer and rancher and a member of the Lutheran church.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Wilbert C. Gehrels and William E. Gehrels; and two wives, Barney Gehrels and Aline Gehrels.

Mr. Gehrels is survived by two daughters, Dott DeBorde of Pearland and Betty Clary of Dew.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel, Fairfield


Joy "O" Geise
Aug. 4, 1927 - July 1997

 
Memorial services for Joy "Jo" Geise, 72, of Lubbock will be at 10 a.m. Friday at New Horizon Baptist Church with pastor Tom Reynolds officiating under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

She died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at UMC. She was born Aug. 4, 1927, in Kerens. She married Harold R. Giese on May 3, 1946, in San Antonio. He died in July 1997.

She was the owner of the Forget Me Not Shops in Lubbock and was a member of the Sales Executive Association and the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of New Horizon Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Snowden of Wolfforth and Michele Taylor of Dallas; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to New Horizon Baptist Church or a favorite charity.


Elzie Gentry
Apr 29, 1914 - Nov 4, 2000

FORT WORTH -- Elzie Gentry, 86, a retired housekeeper for private homes, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at a White Settlement medical facility.

Graveside services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Elzie Gentry was born April 29, 1914 in Chatfield. She was a former resident of El Paso. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Gentry; son, Joe Golston; brother, John Golston.

Survivors: Nieces, Mary Green, Johnita Golston, Sandra Golston, Suzanna Golston; nephews, John Golston Jr., Jamie Golston; and a host of great-nephews and great-nieces, relatives and friends.

Williams Funeral Chapel, 5224 Ramey Ave.1

Notes:

  • Skyvue Memorial Gardens, Mansfield, Tarrant Co., TX


Cora L. George
Jun 26, 1933 - Jun 15, 2001

Cora L. George, 67, of Clayhill, passed away peacefully at her residence Friday, June 15, 2001.

Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Capps Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Don Suits of Emmanuel Baptist Church officiating.

Burial will be at George Cemetery in the Clayhill Community.

Mrs. George was born June 26, 1933, in Texon to Olin G. and Daisy Fell. She married Hilton L. George on July 7, 1950, and was a loving mother and wife for 51 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hilton L. George.

She is survived by daughters, Dolphine David of Maui, Hawaii and Nancy and Tim Streiner of Round Rock; sons, Dustin George of Fairfield, William and Serena George of Pearland and Hilton and Christol George of Fairfield; grandchildren, Cassidy and Brion Hunsaker, Brittany, Hilton and Emily George and Vanessa Todd; great grandson, Zillah LaFey; brothers, Roy Fell of Hurst and Berl Fell of San Angelo; sisters, Rose Thompson of Pasedena, Flor., Rita Walsh of Winchester, Tenn., Angie Hasty of Estell Springs and Ethel Ansley of Winchester, Texas, as well as her family of very close friends at Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel


Reather Gertrude "Sue" (Jeffcoat) Gibbs
Aug 31, 1918 - Jan 27, 2001

GIBBS REATHER G., born August 31, 1918 in Chatfield, Tx passed away January 27, 2001 in Mesquite, Tx. Mrs. Gibbs was a resident of Garland, TX for 40 years, a homemaker and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. She is survived by her sons, Harold Gibbs and his wife Judy of Garland, TX, Ronnie Gibbs and his wife Tommie of Garland, TX and Steve Gibbs and his wife Christy of Mesquite, TX; daughter, Marylin Harrison of Rowlett, TX; brothers, Millard Jeffcoat of Temple, TX, Alvis Jeffcoat of Waco, TX and Clifford Jeffcoat of Palestine, TX.; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildern. She was preceded in death by her husband Garner N. Gibbs and a grandchild Brett Michael Harrison. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday January 30, 2001 in Williams Chapel with interment to follow at Restland Memorial Park. Family visitation will be Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Williams Funeral Directors.

Notes:

  • Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX


Joe Pershing Gilbert
Sep 15, 1918 - Jan 1, 1999

Joe Pershing Gilbert, 80, of Wichita Falls died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, in a local hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Miller officiating. Burial will be in Crestview Memoriafindl Park under the direction of Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home.

Mr. Gilbert was born Sept. 15, 1918, in Carbon, Texas. He and Josephine Bunsh were married May 30, 1943, in Corsicana, Texas. He served in the Coast Guard from 1942 to 1945 achieving the rank of first class petty officer. He was a member of the Good Sam Travel Club and a active member of Wesley United Methodist Church for more than 40 years. He had worked for Texas Sash and Door of Fort Worth for more than 30 years and Shamburger Building Center of Wichita Falls for 10 years. He had lived in Wichita Falls since 1951. He was a graduate of McMurry College of Abilene, Texas.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Jerry Lon and James Bryan, both of Wichita Falls; a brother, Charles Wade of St. Charles, Miss.; and six grandchildren.

The family will be at the funeral home from 3-4 p.m. Sunday.

The family will be at 2414 Barbados Drive in Wichita Falls or 2612 Bretton in Wichita Falls.

Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 1526 Weeks Street, Wichita Falls, Texas 76302.

Notes:

  • Crestview Memorial Park, Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., TX


Mable Edith (Noble) Waller-Gilbert
Jan 31, 1908 - Feb 27, 2001

Mable Waller Gilbert, 93, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001 at Heritage Oaks.

Services are pending with Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating. Interment will be held at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Gilbert was born Jan. 31, 1908 in Marlin.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Charles R. and Irene Waller of Lebanon, Mo.; daughter and son-in-law, Iris and Walter Bond of Corsicana; grandchildren and their spouses, Laurie and George Slaughter of Weatherford, Greg and Holly Bond of Dallas, Shannan and Chris Elley of Kansas City, Mo. and Casey Waller of Lebanon, Mo.; great-grandchildren, Sara Haynie of Weatherford, Ty Elley and Andrea Elley, both of Kansas City, Mo.; and sisters, Evelyn Tucker and Vivian Rook, both of Tyler.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Josephine Elizabeth (Bunch) Gilbert
 Feb 22, 1920 - Apr 28, 2001

Josephine Elizabeth Gilbert, 81, of Wichita Falls died Saturday, April 28, 2001 at Texhoma Christian Care Center. Services will be at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, May 2 at Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Willie Johnson, officiating. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Gilbert was born as Josephine Elizabeth Bunch on February 22, 1920 in Weatherford, Texas. She and Joe Pershing Gilbert were married May 30, 1943 in Corsicana, Texas. She was an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church for more than 40 years. She and her husband were members of the Good Sam Travel Club. She worked as a florist and had lived in Wichita Falls since 1951. She was a graduate of Weatherford Junior College and was a very talented pianist and accordion player. Mrs. Gilbert's mother, Erin Mavorne Boone Bunch, was a descendant of John Boone of North Carolina, who was a first cousin of the famous Daniel Boone.

Survivors include her two sons, Jerry Lon Gilbert and his wife Katherine of Wichita Falls, and James Bryan Gilbert and his wife Carole of Iowa Park; a nephew Joel Reagan Norman of Noxon, Montana. Mrs. Gilbert had 6 grandchildren; Jennifer Mieske of Dallas, Julie LeStourgeon of San Antonio, John Gilbert of San Marcos, and Arinne, Ryan and Nathan Gilbert of Iowa Park; and one great-grandchild, Jeremy LeStourgeon.
Visitation will be Monday evening at the funeral home from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 1526 Weeks Street, Wichita Falls, Texas 76302.


Patricia A. Gilbert
Jul 5, 1928 - Jul 19, 2001

Patricia A. Gilbert, 73, of Streetman passed away Thursday, July 19, 2001 in Fairfield.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Birdston Cemetery in Streetman with the Rev. Danny Richardson Jr. officiating.

She was born July 5, 1928 in Kansas. She was a retired accountant from Red Circle Plumbing. She was a Methodist.

Survivors include her daughter, Theresa McGinn of Fairfield; and sons, John H. Macke Jr. of Dallas and Scott Macke of Fort Worth.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel of Fairfield


Thomas Walter Gilbreath
Oct 9, 1912 - Aug 26, 2000

STAMFORD — Tom Walter Gilbreath, 87, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at an Abilene hospital.

Services are 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Stamford with the Revs. Bruce Lampert and Jack Riddlehoover officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery, directed by Tankersley Funeral Home.

Mr. Gilbreath was born in Navarro County. He married Opal Fae Hatley in 1936. He was a retired farmer and had been a resident of the Stamford area since 1946. He was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church in Stamford.

Survivors include his wife, Opal Fae Gilbreath of Stamford; two daughters, Mary Ann Wright of Sweetwater, Sandra Elaine White of Garland; one son, Louis Glen Gilbreath of Stamford; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Columbus Russell Giles, II
May 19, 1915 - Jun 7, 2000

Russell Giles

Services Russell Giles, 85, of Andrews will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Chapel in Andrews with the Rev. H.A. Hanks, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the Andrews Old Cemetery under the direction of McNett Funeral Home of Andrews.

He died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.

He was born May 19, 1915, in Athens, Texas. He married Rosalia Williams on April 24, 1937, in Corsicana. She died in 1987. He moved to Andrews in 1970 from Corsicana. He was a mechanic and a Baptist.

Survivors include three daughters, Rosemary Farmer of Andrews, Diane Quarles of Corsicana, and Joan Tindle of Odessa; two brothers, Frank of Houston and Richard of Corsicana; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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James Edward Gill
Feb 3, 1938 - Apr 24, 1998

TULIA (Special) - Services for James Gill, 60, of Tulia will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Jackson Chapel with the Rev. Henry Jackson, pastor, and Rev. Melvin Tatum, associate pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery under direction of Wallace Funeral Home.

Gill died Friday, April 24, 1998, in the VA Hospital in Amarillo.

He was born Feb. 3, 1938, in Frost. He graduated from Frost High School and attended McClendon Junior College in Waco. He served in the U.S. Army, and he served in the Vietnam War on two tours of duty. He moved to Tulia in 1990. He was a member of Keystone Masonic Lodge 188 AF&AM, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

Survivors include a daughter, Vicky Cook of Dallas; two sons, Ivory of Fort Worth and Ray of Tulia; his mother, Edna Thomas of Tulia; a sister, Tressie Davis of Tulia; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Rose Hill Cemetery, Tulia, Swisher Co., TX


Victor Stanley Gill
Mar 8, 1912 - Aug 11, 2001

Victor S. Gill, 89, of Athens, passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, in Athens.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Foster & Brown Funeral Home in Athens.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Saint Stephen's Anglican Church in Athens. Interment will be at Athens City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Timmy Gill, Matt Gill, Ken Blythe, Steve Blythe, Paul Gill, Mike Gill and Vic Gill.

Mr. Gill was born March 8, 1912, in Wedsbury, England, to Samuel and Hanna Timmins Gill. He was a retired machinist and was head of maintenance for T.P. & L. He was a lifelong resident of Henderson County.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Claralene H. Gill and one great great grandchild.

He is survived by two sons, Phillip Gill of Argile and Kenneth Gill of Athens; daughter, Dorothy Blythe of Lewisville; sister, Margaret Stanley of Overland Park, Kan.; 13 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Saint Stephens Anglican Church Memorial Fund, 2101 E. College Street, Athens TX. 75751.

Arrangements by Foster & Brown Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • h/o Claralene (Harris) Gill who was also born in Corsicana on Feb 17, 1915

 


Atticus James Gill, Dr.
Jun 8, 1914 - Aug 18, 1979

Private graveside services will be held at Oakwood Cemetery for James Gill, 65, resident of Dallas, who was killed Saturday in Navarro County when his tractor overturned. He is the father of County Judge Jim Gill.

He was a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and went to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1943 as an instructor in pathology. He was Dean of that school 1955-1967 when he resumed teaching, retiring in 1978.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille Hodge Gill of Dallas, two sons, Frank Harrison Gill of Dallas and James Hodge Gill of Corsicana, one daughter Mary Gill Bankhead of Corsicana and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be John Gill, Gene Gill, Dr. Dan Gill, Dr. Frank Harrison, Dr. Vernie Stembridge and Dr. Bruce Fallis. Honorary pallbearers will be Phil Carver, Dr. Harry Renken, William Balcomb Jr. and the Department of Pathology of Southwest Medical School.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Atticus James Gill Memorial at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas.


Randy Hampton Gillen
Feb 6, 1966 - Jan 14, 2001

Randy Gillen, 34, of Emhouse passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001 in Emhouse.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. Teri Hildebrand and Richard Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Harell, Terry Ray Southard, Troy Swift, Tim Nicholson, Steve Morgan and Scott Montgomery. Honorary pallbearers will be Chester Parker, Paul Williams, Billy Sykes, David Taylor, Rusty Potter, Hank Campbell, Cole Cunningham and Samuel O'Dell.

Mr. Gillen graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1984. He was active in 4-H and F.F.A. He enjoyed rodeos, raising quarter horses and was a computer wizard.

Mr. Gillen is survived by his parents, Herman and Reta Gillen of Emhouse; brother and sister-in-law, Danny and Terri Gillen of Mildre; sisters and brothers-in-law, Paula and Eric Trojacek of Ennis and Rhetta and Steve Wasinger of Emhouse; nieces and nephews, Jeremy Crawford, Amanda Crawford, Amie Gillen, Katie Gillen, Misty Gillen, Jacob Wasinger, Dalton Wasinger and Cody Wasinger; and grandmother, Pauline Eidson of Corsicana.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to: Blooming Grove F.F.A., Navarro County 4-H, or a favorite charity.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Mable Vera (Rash) Gilliam
Aug 11, 1914 - Jan 24, 2001

Mable Vera Gilliam, 86, of Fort Worth passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001 in Fort Worth.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9:30 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 4 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Danny J. Gilliam and Dr. Clayton E. Day officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Gilliam was born Aug. 11, 1914 in Eureka.

She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Walker of Fort Worth; five grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Margaret Ruth Gipson
May 19, 1913 - Jun 26, 2001

Margaret Ruth Gipson, 88, of Dawson passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2001 in Corsicana.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Wade Funeral Chapel with Don Hooser officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Community Cemetery.

Mrs. Gipson was born May 19, 1913 in Dawson and was a lifelong resident of Dawson. She was a Sabbath teacher at United Church of God in Waco, where she was an active member. She was also a nursery worker and loved gardening and flowers. Her favorite flower was the peony.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd Gipson in 1970.

Mrs. Gipson is survived by her son, James M. McGrew and wife Cynthia of Dallas; grandson, Jamad McGrew of Dallas; and special friends, A. J. Renfro of Dawson and Gilbert and Dorris Renfro Ferrell of Fort Worth.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Effie Juanita Glasgow
Mar 7, 1935 - Jun 9, 2001

Effie Juanita Glasgow, 66, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, June 9, 2001, at her residence.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Paschal Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Paschal Funeral Chapel with Brother Gary Johnson officiating. Interment will be at Praire Point Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Disotell, Rickey Baker, Jackie Baker, Jay Rutherford, Joey Rutherford and Rodney Glasgow.

Mrs. Glasgow was born March 7, 1935, in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Effie Rutherford; brother, Hershel Baker and one sister, Alice Neidringhaus.

She is survived by husband, Allen Clifton Glasgow of Corsicana; sons, James Glasgow of Witchita Falls and Thomas and Monica Glasgow of Barry; daughters, Nita and Lynn Benezue of Athens and Vickie and Gerald Stevens of Leland, NC; grandsons, Donny Showah, James Glasgow and Brandon Glasgow, all of Corsicana, Charles Showah of Mississippi, Justin Glasgow of Witchita Falls and Gerald Stevens III of Leland, NC; granddaughters, Kimberly Matchett of Corsicana, Jessica Stevens of Leland, NC, Callie Showah of Mississippi and Sarah Benezue of Athens; great grandson John Nall of Athens; great granddaughter Alzededa Glasgow of Corsicana; brothers, Otto Baker and David Rutherford, both of Corsicana, John Rutherford of Kerens and James Rutherford of DeSoto; sister, Joyce Disotell of Athens and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.


Prentice Lillian Glass
Aug 10, 1903 - Aug 15, 1997

Prentice Lillian Glass, 95, of Lubbock, formerly of Snyder, died August 15 at Maretta Personal Care Home. Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Eastside Church of Christ with Tom Holcomb, and grandsons, Gary Linker and Dr. Jeff Glass officiating. Burial will follow in the Hillside Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Glass was born August 10, 1902 in Dawson. She married Joe M. Glass on August 27, 1929 in Dawson. Mrs. Glass moved to Snyder with her husband where they taught school. Mrs. Glass retired in 1965 after teaching for 37 years. She moved to Lubbock about 4 years ago to be near her daughter, Louise. She was a longtime member of the Eastside Baptist Church in Snyder.

Mrs. Glass is survived by her two sons, Bobby Glass of Athens and J. M. Glass, Jr. of Corsicana; a daughter, Louise Linker of Lubbock; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home in Snyder.

Notes:



SNYDER (Special) - Services for Prentice Lillian Glass, 95, of Lubbock will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Eastside Church of Christ with Tom Holcomb, Gary Linker and Jeff Glass officiating.

Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Gardens under direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

She died Friday, Aug. 15, 1997, in Marrettacq Personal Care Home in Lubbock.

She was born Aug. 10, 1902, in Dawson. She married Joe M. Glass on Aug. 27, 1929, in Dawson. He died Sept. 26, 1982. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She moved to Lubbock from Snyder.

She was a school teacher, and she retired in 1965.

Survivors include two sons, Bobby of Athens and J. M. Jr. of Corsicana; a daughter, Louise Linker of Lubbock; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.


Wanda Annette (Clarke) Glazner
July 25, 1937 - Dec 18, 2000

Wanda Annette Glazner, 63, of Fairfield passed away Monday, Dec. 18, 2000 at her residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Fairfield with the Rev. Wayne Middleton officiating. Interment will follow at Post Oak Cemetery in Fairfield.
Pallbearers will be David Filis, Lyle Red, Sam Bill Bournias, Gilbert Gatlin, Rodney Gillen Hall and Bill Whitson.

Mrs. Glazner was born July 25, 1937 in Corsicana. She had been a doll maker, ceramic store owner and former bookkeeper. She had been president of the NCO wife's club in Okinawa, Japan. A member of First United Methodist Church, she was a church trustee and choir member.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Eugenia Ethelene Clarke.
Mrs. Glazner is survived by her husband, Glynn Glazner of Fairfield; brother and sister-in-law, Sam and Beverly Clarke of Corsicana; nieces and nephews and several aunts.
Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel of Fairfield.

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Michael Dewaine Glover
Feb 13, 1955 - Sep 15, 2001
 
Michael D. Glover, 46, a police lieutenant for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001 as the result of a sudden illness.

Visitation will be held until 5:30 p.m. today at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Home. The family will be present at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 301 W. Sanford, Arlington, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington.

Mr. Glover was born Feb. 13, 1955. He began his career in the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Department June 25, 1990 and helped build the department to the professional standards it has attained today. As one of the original members of the Transit Police, he made a significant mark on the department. His outstanding leadership, service and dedication will be missed.

In 2000, he completed course work at the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas. He achieve his advanced police officer proficiency in 1989 and was also a certified crime prevention inspector and police instructor. Prior to coming to DART, he served with the Corsicana Police Department from February 1983 to June 1990. He attended Navarro College, where he earned an associate of applied science degree in law enforcement in 1975.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Glover; son, Brandon Glover; and daughter, Brandy Glover, all of Arlington; brothers and sister-in-law, Jonathan and Marianthee Glover of San Antonio and Joseph Zeno of Houston; sisters and brothers-in-law, Josephine and M.J. Randle of Buffalo, Essie and Daniel Graves of Houston, Johnetta and Roy Brown of Dallas, Laura Zeno of Fort Worth and Jackie and Billy Rush of Omaha, Neb.

Donations may be made to the Lt. Michael Glover Memorial Fund at the DART Federal Credit Union, 1401 Pacific Ave., Dallas, Texas 75201. All contributions to the fund will be presented to his family.

Arrangements by Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors of Fort Worth.

Notes:

  • Born Feb 13, 1955 in Leon Co., TX, son of Octoba L. Glover & Bessie E. (Grayson) Glover

Donna V (Stewart) Good
1961 - Apr 21, 1998

Dallas Morning News April 23, 1998
GOOD, DONNA V., 36, resident of Corsicana, TX, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 1998. Born 1961 in Greenville, South Carolina to Donald & Anna Stewart. Graduate of Dewey High School in 1980. A current employee of Transwestern Property Management. Donna is survived by husband, Richard Good, of Corsicana; sons, Joseph & Donald Cole, of Bartlesville, OK; stepson, Gregory Good, of Plano; mother, Virginia Blue, of Ochelata, OK; father, Donald Stewart, of Little Rock, AR; sisters, Carolyn Shoellpopf & Lisa Stangel; brother, Paul Stewart; father-in-law, Leon Good; and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. Donna was preceded in death by mother-in-law, Dorothy Good, & stepfather, Dan Blue. Visitation will be Thursday, April 23, 6 - 8 PM at Ted Dickey Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Friday, April 24, 3:00 PM at TED DICKEY FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL. Interment will follow at Plano Mutual Cemetery.
TED DICKEY FUNERAL HOME 18th & Jupiter, Plano 972-424-4511

 


Jay D. Goodwin
Sep 27, 1984 - May 15, 2001

Jay D. Goodwin, 16, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001 in Ennis.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at J. E. Keever Mortuary.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Ennis with the Rev. Richard Moody and the Rev. Brad Ryder officiating. Interment will follow at Myrtle Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 27, 1984 in Ennis, the son of Tollie J. and Elizabeth Ann Green Goodwin. He was raised in Ennis where he attended school. In 1992 he moved to Augusta, Ga. In 1999 he returned to Ennis. He was a sophomore at Ennis High School and a member of Warren Baptist Church in Augusta, Ga.

Survivors include his father, Tollie Goodwin of Ennis; mother, Beth Goodwin of White Oak; sister, Andrea Goodwin of White Oak; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Goodwin of Ennis and Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Green of White Oak; great-grandmother, Ola Green of Longview; uncle, Gary Goodwin and wife Sandi of Ennis; aunt, Mariola Taylor and husband Sam of Red Oak; and several cousins.

Arrangements by J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.


Charlotte Margaret (Petty) Goodwin
Aug 18, 1926 - Jul 4, 2001

Charlotte Margaret Goodwin of Granbury was born August 18, 1926, in Corsicana, Texas. She died July 4, 2001. Margaret's favorite interests were crocheting, cooking, table games and travel. Her focus, however, was always on her family. She loved family gatherings and knew no strangers. All who knew her loved her. Preceding her in death was her husband, of 51 years, William Vernon Goodwin, in July, 1998. Surviving are her daughters, Marla Webb and husband, Bill, of Austin and Pat Hill and husband, Rick, of Garland; four grandsons, who were her pride and joy, David Moore of Dallas, Daniel and Timothy Hill of Garland and Michael Moore of Austin. A memorial service was be at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 2001, at Restland Wildwood Chapel, Dallas, Texas. Please view the obituary and leave a special message for the family in the remembrance registry guest book for the family at www.restlandfuneralhome.com. Restland Funeral Home, located on Greenville Avenue, 1/4 mile North of L.B.J. Dallas, TX. 972-238-7111.

Notes:

  • Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX - Garden of the Good Shepherd Interior Courtyard


Robert Earl "Bob' Gorden
Dec 1, 1938 -  Sep 27, 2001

Robert Earl "Bob" Gorden, 62, of Garland and formerly of Navarro Mills, passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today and Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Services will 3 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Corsicana with Bob Reid officiating.

Mr. Gorden was born Dec. 1, 1938 in Chatfield to John Henry and Bertha Gorden. He was the owner of Navarro Mills General Store for many years. He was a Baptist.

Mr. Gorden is survived by his wife, Bobbie Gorden of Garland; daughters and sons-in-law, Christina and Richard Southard and Marlisa and Mike Bearden, all of Navarro Mills; stepdaughters, Sherry Stroud of Houston and Robbie Anders of Mesquite; brothers, J.H. Gorden of Navarro Mills, Donald Gorden of Wylie and Tommy Gorden of Whitewright; sister, Patsy Gorden and Peggy Kindrick, both of Navarro Mills; three grandchildren, six step grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX

  • Social Security Death Index: ROBERT E GORDON 01 Dec 1938; 27 Sep 2001; 76679 (Purdon, Navarro, TX) 458-58-7557 TX


Frances Florence (Smotherman) Gordon
Sep 21, 1926 - May 28, 1998

Services for Frances Gordon, 71, of Lubbock will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in W. W. Rix Chapel with the Rev. Stan Blevins officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park under direction of Rix Funeral Directors.

She died Thursday, May 28, 1998, in Methodist Hospital.

She was born Sept. 22, 1926, in Corsicana. She married Wayland Gordon on Feb. 7, 1948, in Snyder. He died July 31, 1995. She graduated from Corsicana High School and Baylor University. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church, Gleaners Sunday School and the Tuesday Night Readers.

She worked for the State of New Mexico in the Human Services Department for 20 years.

Survivors include three sons, Larry of Glendale, Ariz., Richard of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Paul of Albuquerque, N.M.; a daughter, Linda Huff of Lubbock; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to the diabetes and heart foundations.

Notes:


Harriett Elizabeth (Youngblood) Brown
Mar 12, 1873 - Nov 15, 1950

Mrs. O. L. Brown, seventy-eight, who died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Blanche Corley, in Corsicana, will be buried in Frost tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.  She is survived by three sons, Lee Brown of Fort Worth, and Frank Brown and J. B. Brown of Frost; three daughters, Mrs. Jack Harrington of Frost, Mrs. Blanche Coley, Corsicana, and Mrs. Maude Osburn; six brothers, J. N. Youngblood, C. C. Youngblood, W. H. Youngblood; and Dr. D. J. R. youngblood; and one sister, Mrs. Annie Southard.

 

FUNERAL MOMENTO

In Memory of Mrs. O. L. Brown
Date of Birth: March 12, 1873
Date of Death: November 15, 1950
Services held at Frost Methodist Church, Frost, Texas
Friday, November 17, 1950  10:00 AM
Officiating Ministers: Rev. A. W. Gordon, Rev. C. C. Ellis
Interment: Frost Cemetery
Pall Bearers: Grandsons
Arrangements by: Griffin Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas

(Leaves and Branches; Nov 2001, pg 28)

 

Mrs. O. L. Brown Dies Wednesday
Mrs. O. L. Brown, 77, long-time Frost resident, died at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Hal Faughn, 711 West Ninth avenue, Wednesday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Frost Methodist church Friday at 10 a. m. with burial in the Frost cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. W. Gordon, pastor of the church, and Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Surviving are three sons, Leo Brown, Fort Worth; Frank Brown and Joe Brown, both of Frost; three daughters, Mrs. M. F. Osborne and Mrs. Blanche Coley, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Jack Harrington, Frost: seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, seven brothers, Dr. J. R. Youngblood,
Breckenridge; Jim Youngblood, Waxahachie; Charles Youngblood, Avalon: Cleve Youngblood, Dallas; Henry Youngblood, Memphis; Harper Youngblood, Waco, and Herman Youngblood, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Claud Southard, Avalon, and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

 

Mrs. O. L Brown Rites Thursday
Funeral services for Mrs. O. L. Brown, 77, long-time Frost resident, who died here Wednesday night, were held Friday at 10 a. m. from the Frost Methodist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. A. W. Gordon, pastor of the church, and Rev C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church. Mrs. Brown was a Presbyterian.

Surviving are three sons, Lee Brown, Fort Worth; Frank and Joe Brown, both of Frost; three daughters, Mrs. M. F. Osborne and Mrs. Blanche Coley, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Jack Harrington, Frost; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, seven brothers, Dr. J. R. Youngblood, Breckenridge;
Jim Youngblood, Waxahachie; Charles Youngblood, Avalon; Cleve Youngblood, Dallas; Henry Youngblood, Memphis, Texas; Harper Youngblood, Waco, and Herman Youngblood, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Claude Southard, Avalon, and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Notes:


Oscar Lee "Ought" Brown
Nov 24, 1864 - July 18, 1946

O. L. Brown

Funeral services were held at the Frost Methodist Church at 5'oclock with burial in the Frost Cemetery for O. L. Brown, 81, member of the Frost school board and prominent in civic affairs, who died at a Corsicana hospital.  Rev. L. M. Lawhon, Rev. C. C. Ellis and Dr. E. R. Page of Kerens conducted the services.

Pall bearers were Eugene Brown, Fort Worth; Harold Brown, San Antonio; Martin Youngblood, Greenville; Dean Youngblood; Waxahachie.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. O. L. Brown, three sons, Lee Brown, Fort Worth; Frank Brown and Joe B. Brown, Frost; Three daughters, Mrs. M. F. Osborne, Corsicana; Mrs. Blanche Coley, Corsicana and Mrs. J. H. Harrington, Frost, three brothers, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Born November 24, 1864 in Johnson County Missouri

  • Died July 18, 1946, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX

  • Burial - July 20, 1946, Frost Cemetery, Frost, Navarro Co., TX

  • (Leaves and Branches; Nov 2001, pg 28)


Maude Elizabeth (Brown) Osborne

FUNERAL MEMENTO

In Memory of Mrs. M. F. Osborne
Date of Birth: November 9, 1895
Date of Death: April 29, 1867
Services Held at: Griffin Chapel
Sunday, April 30, 1967 at 3:00 P.M.
Officiating Minister: Eugene Wood
Pallbearers: Clyde Osborne, Bert Garland, Richard Faughn, Robert Jones, Thomas Keathley, Hal Faughn, J. B. Brown, Jr., C. M. Gillespie, Jr.
Interment: Frost Cemetery
Arrangements by Griffin's, Corsicana, Texas

(Leaves and Branches - Nov 2001, pg 35)

Notes:

  • Burial: May 1, 1967 at Frost Cemetery, Frost, Navarro Co., TX


Melvin Franklin Osborne
Jan 16, 1887 - Jan 27, 1972

In Memory of Mr. Melvin F. Osborne
Date of Birth: January 16, 1887
Date of Death: January 27, 1972
Services Held at: Griffin Chapel, Saturday, January 29, 1972, 2:00 P.M.
Officiating Minister - Rev. Eugene Wood
Pallbearers: Nephews
Interment: Frost Cemetery
Arrangements by Griffin's, Corsicana, Texas

(Leaves and Branches, Nov 2001; pg 35)

Notes:

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M. F. Osborne
Melvin F. Osborne, 85, retired longtime Corsicana dry cleaning and presser, died Thursday in Paulyne's Convalescent Home. He was a native of Frost.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Wood officiating. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery. Nephews will be pallbearers.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. A. H. McMullan of Dallas; one brother, T. B. Osborne of Coolidge; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Notes:

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FROST NATIVE BURIED SATURDAY

Melvin F. Osborne was buried Saturday afternoon in
Frost Cemetery following funeral service at 2 p.m. in Corsicana.

A native of Frost, he was longtime owner and operator of a cleaning and pressing business in Corsicana. Mr. Osborne, 85, was retired and was a patient in Paulyne's Convalescent Home.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. A.D. McMullan of Dallas; a brother, T. B. Osborne of Coolidge; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The Blooming Grove Times - Feb 2, 1972

Ida Mae (Brown) Harrington
Aug 17, 1902 - Jan 26, 1988

Ida Mae Harrington, 85, of Frost, died Jan 26, 1988 at the Twilight Nursing Home. Gravesite service is 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Frost Cemetery, with Joseph Spay officiating. Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Harrington, Jan 23, 1971. She is survived by a brother, Joe Brown of Hillsboro; and a niece, Mrs. Campbell Gillespie of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • Daughter of Oscar Lee & Harriett E. (Youngblood) Brown

  • Burial Jan 27, 1988 Frost Cemetery

  • (Leaves and Branches, Nov 2001; pg 31)


Jessie Blanche (Brown) Coley
Jan 27, 1901 - Aug 10, 1970

FUNERAL PROGRAM
In Memory of
Mrs. Jessie Blanche Coley
Date of Birth: Jan 27, 1901
Date of Death: Aug 10, 1970
Services Held At: Griffin Chapel on Tuesday, Aug 11, 1970, 10:30 A.M.
Officiating Minister: Rev. John McCord
Pallbearers: Bill Bradford, Dr. Joe T. Highnote, Martin Youngblood, Chester Sprinkle, Willie Youngblood, Joe B. Brown, Jr., Robert C. Jones, Olen G. Humphries, Jr.
Interment: Frost Cemetery
Arrangements by Griffin's - Corsicana

Notes:

  • Daughter of Oscar Lee Brown & Harriett Elizabeth (Youngblood) Brown

  • Married Theodore H. Coley on 10 January 1923 in Avalon, Ellis Co., TX

  • (Leaves and Branches, Nov 2001; pg 39)

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MRS COLEY DIES MONDAY, FUNERAL TUES.

Funeral was held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock in Corsicana for Mrs. Blanche Coley who died early Monday in Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Rev. John McCord of Waxahachie was the minister. Casket Bearers were Willy Youngblood, Joe B. Brown, Jr., Martin Youngblood, Robert Jones, Olen Humphries, Jr., Dr. J. K. Highnote, Chester Sprinkle and Bill Bradford. Interment was in Frost Cemetery.

Mrs. Coley, 69 years of age, lived most of her life in Frost but had made her home in Corsicana for many years.

Surviving Mrs. Coley are two daughters, Mrs. Campbell Gillespie, Jr. of Corsicana and Mrs. Hal Faughan of Dallas; 8 grandchildren and one great grandchild; 3 brothers, Joe B. Brown and Frank Brown of Frost, and Lee Brown of Ft. Worth; a sister, Mrs. Jack Harrington of Frost; 3 nephews and 2 nieces.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Aug 12, 1970
  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Coley Service
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Blanche Brown Coley, 69, who died Monday. The Rev. John McCord of Waxahachie officiated.
Burial was in the Frost Cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hal Faughn of Dallas and Mrs. Campbell Gillespie Jr. of Corsicana; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Jack Harrington, Frost; three brothers, Joe B. and Frank Brown, both of Frost and Lee Brown of Fort Worth; and several nieces and nephews.

Notes:


Mrs. Coley Dies Monday

Mrs. Blanche Brown Coley, 69, died early Monday in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel. The Rev. John McCord of Waxahachie will officiate. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery.

She is survived by two daughters. Mrs. Campbell Gillespie Jr. of Corsicana and Mrs. Hal Gaughn of Dallas; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Jack Harrington of Frost; three brothers, Joe B. Brown and Frank Brown both of Frost and Lee Brown of Fort Worth; three nephews and two nieces.

Pallbearers will be Bill Bradford, Dr. Joe K. Highnote, Martin Youngblood, Chester Sprinkle, Willy Youngblood, Joe B. Brown Jr., Robert C. Jones and Olen G. Humphries, Jr.

Notes:


Rosa Regina Gordon
Nov. 3, 1925 - Oct 9, 2001

Rosa Regina Gordon, 75, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001 in a Vernon hospital following a lengthy illness.

Wake services will be 7 p.m. today at Sullivan Funeral Home, 1801 Houston St., Vernon.

Services will be 4 p.m. Thursday at Sullivan Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Oren Key officiating. Interment will follow at Eastview Cemetery in Vernon.

Mrs. Gordon was born Nov. 3, 1925 in Haynesville to O.W. and Timothea Wisenfels Dietz. She married Arthur Maynard Gordon on Nov. 25, 1948 in Vernon. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Altar Society. She was a resident of Wilbarger County all her life, and was a retired Southwestern Bell Telephone operator.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and daughter, Judith Gordon.

Mrs. Gordon is survived by her husband, Maynard Gordon of Vernon; sons, Gary Gordon of Vernon, Don Gordon of Pickerington, Ohio, and Danny Gordon of Corsicana; daughters, Deborah Gordon of Vernon and Cathy Gordon Drewry of Leslie, Ark.; brother, Edward Dietz of Lubbock; sisters, Margaret Temple of Eugene, Ore. and Christine Franklin of San Antonio; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Memorials may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church Building Fund, 2101 Yucca Lane, Vernon, Texas 76384.

Arrangements by Sullivan Funeral Home of Vernon.


Marye Olivia (Collins) Goree
Jan 29, 1911 - Oct 29, 1999

STAMFORD — Marye Olivia Goree, 88, of Larue and formerly of Stamford, died Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, at a Tyler hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Kinney Funeral Home Chapel with Dan Cox officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Goree was born in Navarro County and lived in Jones County all her life before moving to Athens, Tex., in 1996. She was a member of Orient Street Church of Christ. She married T. J. “Jack” Goree in 1933 in Stamford; he preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son, Jack Goree of Ore City; one sister, Virginia Young of Monahans; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Burial at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Stamford, Haskell Co., TX


Opal (Burnett) Gowan
Jan 28, 1909 - Nov 6, 2000

Opal Gowan, 91, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Nov. 6, 2000 in Corsicana.

Services were 10 a.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment followed at New Chatfield Cemetery.

Mrs. Gowan was born Jan. 28, 1909 in Hill County. She was a member of First Baptist Church, First Baptist Church Women's Sunday School Class, PAL Club (arts and crafts) and Busy Bee Club. She was a resident of Twilight Home and a former resident of Heritage Oaks.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Nora Pearl Lonon; father, George Washington Burnett; husband, Roy L. Gowan in 1983; siblings, Lloyd Burnett, Ed Burnett, Margaret Bell and Alton Burnett.

Mrs. Gowan is survived by her nephews and nieces, Gene Edward Burnett, Brenda McCrone, Iris Jan Dunham, Jerry Wayne Bell, Patricia Katharina Robeson, Andrea Kay Hayhurst and Russell Lloyd Britton; many great-nieces and great-nephews; and step-grandchildren, Deborah Lynn Gowan, Carroll Gowan Pagan, Cynthia Gowan Patterson, Peggy Graves, Jerry Gowan and Loyd Gowan.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Jane Kay (Sanders) Graves
May 24, 1949 - May 14, 2000
 

ARLINGTON -- Jane Kay Graves, 50, a former marketing director, died Thursday, May 11, 2000, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Moore Funeral Home Bowen Road Chapel. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Humane Society of U.S., 2100 L St., NW Washington, DC 20037 or A.S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 2042, Toms River, NJ 08754-9925.

Jane Graves was born May 24, 1949, in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Maurine Sanders.
Survivors: Brother, Terry Sanders; and nieces, Chrystal Benton and Cara Sanders, all of Arlington.

Moore Funeral Home-Bowen Chapel, 4216 S. Bowen Road

Notes:

  • Burial at Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Arlington, Tarrant Co., TX

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Jane Kay Graves
05/14/2000

Memorial services for Jane Kay Graves, an Arlington resident, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Moore Funeral Home, Bowen Road Chapel.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Ms. Graves died Thursday in Fort Worth. She was 50.

Born May 24, 1949, in Corsicana, Texas, she worked as a marketing director.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Maurine Sanders.

Survivors include her brother, Terry Sanders of Arlington; and two nieces.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of the U.S., 2100 L St., Washington, D.C. 20037 or to the ASPCA, P.O. Box 2042, Toms River, NJ 08754-9925.


Berniece (Scott) Gray
Aug 1, 1912 - May 5, 1997

Berniece Gray
Lubbock Avalanche Journal - website
FAIRVIEW (Special) - Graveside services for Berniece Evelyn Gray, 84, of Denison will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. William Forrest officiating.

Burial will be under direction of Bratcher Funeral Home of Denison.

She died Monday, May 5, 1997, in Denison.

She was born Aug. 1, 1912, in Arkansas. She married C.E. ''Chick'' Gray on March 16, 1931, in Corsicana. He died Sept. 17, 1977. She was a former resident of Lubbock.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a son, Fred of Denison; a brother, Billy J. Scott of Lubbock; two granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.


L. E. Gray
May 29, 1926 - Aug 12, 2001

L. E. Gray, 75, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Love Chapel Baptist Church, 400 N. Benton St., with the Rev. Kalvin Townsel officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Gray was born May 29, 1926 in Lodi.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three children.

Mr. Gray is survived by his wife of 55 years, Erma Gray of Corsicana; children, Lee Gray and wife Mary, Kay Bluitt, Shirley Allen and husband Ronny, Carolyn Gray, Janice Alonzo, Elzie Body and husband Henderson, Pamela Gray and husband Adrian, and Laron McBride, all of Corsicana, Ronald Gray and wife Yolonda of Richmond, Virginia Daphne Chavez and husband Leco of Russellville, Ark., and Johnny Gray and wife Edna of Fort Worth; son-in-law, Timo Valenzuela of Corsicana; brother, M.J. Chance of Abilene; 35 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Sam Houston Green (1893-1974)

Obituary moved to Samuel Houston & Stella Green Biography


Willie Bee (Cook) Green

OBITUARY - Corsicana
WILLIE B. GREEN
Willie B. Green, 74, of Frost died July 1, 1992, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove. Margaret Decker and Frank Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Frost Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Charlie R. Green of Frost; one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Pat Green of Ferris; five sisters, Mary Sheppard of Corsicana, Bessie Compton of Waxahachie, Lessie Baird of Waco, Ruth Rivers of Cedar Creek and Doris Smith of Dallas; four grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Ted Green, Charles Harper, Bob Wilson, Jimmy Green, Roy Green and Johnny Rivers.

Notes:

  • Daughter of William Henry & Mattie Bell (Combs) Cook

  • Married Charley Ray Green on 14 December 1942 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY

  • Submitted by Edward L. Williams


Henry Thomas "Tom" Green
Jan 1, 1890 - Sep 7, 1968

H. L. [sic..should be H. T.] Green

FORT WORTH (Spl.) - H. T. Green, 78, formerly of Richland, died here Saturday in a hospital after an illness of several years.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. James N. Morgan will officiate and burial will be in Frost Cemetery. The body will lie in state from Sunday afternoon.

He is survived by his wife of Fort Worth; two sons, Robert N. Green, Fort Worth and Ethan C. Green, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs Jerome Winstead, Corpus Christi; Mrs Clyde Sikes, Graford; and Mrs. Shelby Burke, Odessa; and 10 grandchildren.

Notes:


William Wesley "Bubba" Green
Oct 1, 1952 - Jun 15, 2001

William Wesley "Bubba" Green 49, of Needville went to join the Lord on Friday, June 15, 2001. He died near Needville.

Services will be 1 p.m. today at Garmany & Carden Chapel, 3103 School St., Needville, with the Rev. Rod Coates officiating. Interment will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

Mr. Green was born Oct. 1, 1952 in Corsicana. He was a 1971 graduate of Corsicana High School. He graduated from Sam Houston State University with a master's degree. He taught agricultural studies at Alvin High School until he went to work for Nutro Products where he worked for many years.

Mr. Green is survived by his wife, Margo Janicek Green of Needville; daughter, Jordan Sarah Green of Needville; parents, Wesley and Lucille Green of Corsicana; sister and brother-in-law, Jan and Pete Ivie of Corsicana; niece and husband, Rheann and Casey Gaston of Corsicana; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors Inc. of Needville.


Stella Lavoy (Christian) Green -
1898 - 1977
 

Obituary moved to Samuel Houston & Stella Green Biography


Prentice Irvin Green
Dec 12, 1910 - July 7, 1986

Prentice Irvin Green, 75, of Frost died Monday at Twilight Home.
Services are 10:30 am at the First Methodist Church in Frost. Jim McWilliams will officiate with burial in Frost Cemetery. Griffin Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife, Mary Helen Green of Frost; four brothers, J. C. Green, Charlie Green, Truitt Green and Marion Green, all of Frost and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Harry Rejeck, Oran Williams, Paul Green, James Brown, Kenneth Logan, Hunter Doyle, Hughey Helton and Wayne Pevehouse.

Notes:


Benjamin William Green 
May 7, 1926 - Aug 25, 1985

Benjamin Green
Benjamin William Green, Jr., 59, of Sweeney, died Sunday in St. Luke's Hospital in Houston. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Frost United Methodist Church with Jim McWilliams officiating. Burial will be in Frost Cemetery under direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Survivors include two sons, Timothy Scott Green of Houston and Michael Keith Green of Sweeney; two daughters; Binnie Nolan of Freeport and Kimberly Green of Alaska; five brothers, Marion, Ervin, J. C., Charlie and Truitt Green, all of Frost; a sister, Marie Raines of Frost; and a grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Benny, Roy, Ted and Ronnie Green, Bryan Dunagan and Ronnie Martin.

Notes:


James Caleb Green 
Jun 27, 1913 - Mar 24, 1995

James C. Green
James C. Green, 81, of Frost died March 24, 1995, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Frost, with Durwood Richardwon officiating. Burial will follow in Frost, under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers will be Brent Hiler, Kelley Green, Wade Green, Jeff Hiler, Dale Green and Bryan Hiler.

Mr. Green was born June 27, 1913, in Emmett. He was a board member of the Navarro County Electric CO-OP, Incorporated.

He is survived by his wife Geraldine Green of Frost; two sons, Jimmy Glen of McAllen and Ted Green of Frost; his daughter, Sandra Hiler of Frost; three brothers, Truitt Green and Marion Green, both of Frost, and Charlie Ray Green of Red Oak; his sister, Marie Raines of Frost; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Married Lois Geraldine Osborne on 1 November 1933 in Navarro Co. TX

  • Obituary, Corsicana Daily Sun; Sunday, March 26, 1995, pg 2a

  • Submitted by Edward L. Williams


Collin Oneil Green 
Dec 1, 1920 - Apr 19, 2000

CORSICANA DAILY SUN - April 20, 2000
Collin O. Green
Collin O. Green, 79, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2000 in Corsicana.
Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.
He was born Dec. 1, 1920. Mr. Green is survived by his wife, Aubrey Green; son, Steven Green; and three grandsons, Phillip Green, Timothy Green and Steven Green Jr., all of Corsicana.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


CORSICANA DAILY SUN - April 21 2000
Collin O'Neil Green
Collin O'Neil Green, 79, of Corsicana passed away quietly at home on Wednesday, April 19, 2000.
Visitation will be 6 to 9:30 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Curtis Gilbert officiating. He will be laid to rest at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Weldon Buchanan, Jack Fowler, Robert Miles and J.C. Reed.
Mr. Green was born Dec. 1, 1920 in Emmett. He was a graduate of Emmett High School. He served in World War II as a gunner mechanic, after which he was employed by Adams Hat Factory until his retirement. After his retirement, he enjoyed tinkering in the garage and traveling with his wife. He was a longtime member of Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for over 20 years and taught Sunday school for a number of years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria; parents, Sam and Stella Green; and brother, Corbin Green.
Mr. Green is survived by his wife, Aubrey Green; son, Steven Green; and three grandsons, Steven Jr., Timmy and Phillip Green, all of Corsicana.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

Navarro Co. History; Vol 3, pg 104
Green, Collin O.
Pfc. Collin O. Green,son of Mr.and Mrs. Sam Green, Frost. Graduate of Emmett High School. Entered service in 1942. Trained with Air Corps at Lubbock, Amarillo, California, ariz., and Ill. Has four Diplomas as a Gunner Mechanic. Now on duty in Illinois.

Note:


Lois Geraldine (Osborne) Green
1914 - 1996)
 
Geraldine Green
Geraldine Green, 82, of Frost, died April 26, 1996, at Columbia Regional Hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Frost, with Rev. Derwood Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in Frost.

Pallbearers will be Mrs. Green's Grandsons.

Mrs Green was born March 12, 1914 in Emmett.

She is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Dorothy Green of McAllen, and Ted and Sherron Green of Frost;one daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Ronny Hiler; one brother Alton Osborn of Dawson, one sister, Earnestine Harrell of Cold Springs; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband James C. Green in 1995 and her son, Bennie Green in 1993.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton.

Notes:

  • Obituary, Corsicana Daily Sun; Sunday, Apr 28, 1996

  • d/o James Anderson &  Minnie Lee (Watts) Osborne

  • Married James Caleb Green on 1 Nov 1933 in Navarro Co., TX

  • Submitted by Edward L. Williams


Robert Lee Green
Sep 12, 1903 - Apr 13, 1983

Robert L. Green, 79, died Wednesday in Mel Haven Nursing Home. He was a resident of Kerens for most of his life.

Service is 2 p.m. Friday in Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens, with the Rev. L. L. Conner officiating. Burial in Long Prairie Cemetery.

He was a Baptist, and a retired farmer.

Survivors are one son, Richard Green, of Mesquite; four daughters, Annie Cockrell, of Cayuga, Dorothy Jones, of Kerens, Onita Clark, of Bonham, and Bonnie Pinkert, of Corsicana; four brothers Jimmy Green, of Kerens, Tommy Green of Kerens, Johnny Green, of Eureka and Willie Green of Rising Star; and one sister, Nellie, of Conroe.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:


Alice Modena Green) Adkins-Strickland-Gilbert 
Sep 26, 1899 - Jan 7, 1991

OBITUARY - Corsicana Daily Sun
Alice Green
Alice Green, 91, of Corsicana, died Jan 8 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Emmett Cemetery. She was born Sept. 26, 1899, in Navarro County. She was a retired sales person for Dyer's Department Store, and a member of the Baptist church. Survivors include one grand-daughter, Eddie Sue Massey of Athens; two grandsons, Robert Hambrick of Richardson and Don Mosley of Houston; five great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren

See Also:


Truitt Winford Green
Feb 15, 1920 - Mar 3, 1997

Truitt Green, 77, of Frost, died March 3, 1997 at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be beginning at noon on Friday and will continue till Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Frost, with Rev. Dick Moody officiating. Burial will be held in Frost.

Mr. Green was born Feb. 15, 1920 in Frost. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church in Frost.

Mr. Green is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Wilson Tatum of Arusha Tanzania, East Africa; two brothers, Marion Green of Frost and Charlie Green of Red Oak; and two grandsons, James Jalal Tatum of Bao Krevznach, Germany and Russell Jamal Tatum of Kijabe, Kenya. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

See Also:


Nelda Ruth (Hamiter) Green
May 1926 - Jun 11, 1993

Nelda Ruth Green, 67, of Frost, died June 11, 1993 at her residence.
Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Frost with Dale Rose officiating. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery.


Survivors include her husband, Truitt Green of Frost; one daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Wilson Tatum of Arusha Tanzania, East Africa; two brothers, Tommy Currin Hamiter of Frost and Elbert Earl Hamiter of Lucas; and one sister, Alice Marie Thigpen of Allen; and two grandchildren, James Jalal Tatum and Russel Jamal Tatum, both of Kijabe, Kenya.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Hamiter, Tim Hamiter, Dan Christianson, Rick Groves, Dale Green, Ronny Green, Ted Green and Roy Green.

See Also:


Emogene (Cole) Greene
Feb 27, 1909 - Oct 17, 2000

Emogene Cole Greene, 91, of Houston and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000 at Memorial Hospital in Houston.
Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Emogene Cole Greene
Emogene Cole Greene, 91, of Houston and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000 at Memorial Hospital Southwest, Houston.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Bob Cole, Tim Cole, John Thomas, Chase Thomas, Rich Rohleder, Josh Rohleder and James Carmichael. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack London, Bob Taylor and Trey Carmichael.

Mrs. Greene was born Feb. 27, 1909 in Blooming Grove to James Hiram and Lula Cole. She worked as a bookkeeper for an automotive business. She was a member of First United Methodist Church for over 70 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Harold Greene.
Mrs. Greene is survived by her nieces, Patricia Cole Pearson of Dallas and Janna Hayden of Nashville, Tenn.; nephews, Jim Cole of Tulsa, Okla., John Cole Thomas of Edmond, Okla.; great-nieces, Beth Rohleder of Houston, Delores Downs of France and Nancy Beebe of Argyle; great-nephews, Bob Cole of Memphis, Tenn. and Tim Cole of Tulsa, Okla.; great-great-nieces and nephews, Josh Rohleder, Jena Rohleder, Jillian Rohleder, Keely Beebe, Bailee Beebe, Max Beebe, Cole Kliegerman, Ariel Kliegerman, Sammy Kliegerman, Chase Thomas and Sheila Steihely.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


SIMS INEZ MARIE GREENE
Dec 22, 1918 - Dec 13, 2000

Dallas Morning News - 12/18/2000
SIMS INEZ MARIE GREENE affectionately called "Medea" and "Honey", went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, December 13, 2000 at the age of 81. She was born December 22, 1918 in Kerens, Texas. She was a member of Pages Temple Church of God in Christ. Later, she united with United Pentecostal COGIC. A nurse for more than 35 years, Inez retired following a distinguished career with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Dallas VA Medical Center. Her husband Elder Calvert Sims preceded her in death. Inez was a wonderful, loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was adored and loved by family and friends. "Inez will be dearly missed by all the hearts she touched in her life". She is survived by her four children Sylvia Wayne, Charles Sims (Sandra) of Houston, TX, Gayle King (James), Carolyn Woods (Ben), two sisters Ruby Thompson (Arthur), and Elizabeth Williams (James), all of Dallas. Also, grandchildren Terrence Sims of Marin, CA, Robert Wayne, Jr. (Janet) of Charlotte, NC, Carol Wayne Jackson (Edward) of Waldorf, MD, Trecia King, Willie Jordan of San Francisco, CA, Michele Jones (Roscoe), Micheon Brackens (Andre) of Oceanside, CA, Bridget Sims, Geli Brown (Ernie) of Pittsburgh, PA, Ben Woods, III, of Atlanta, GA and Chelse' Woods. In addition, Inez was blessed with great granchildren Jerome McDade, Michael Sims, ReNecia Wayne, Gabrian King, Robert Wayne, III, Andre Brackens, II, Antoinnia King, Chesnie Brackens, Brian Jackson, Austin Brackens, Chloe Jackson, Chase Brackens and Roscoe Jones, III, as well as a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at Saintsville Church of God in Christ, 2200 Marsalis Ave., Tuesday, December 19, 2000 at 11:00 am, Bishop J. Neaul Haynes officiating. Allen Gene Madison's Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home Inc. 6449 S. Houston School Road (214) 376-1500 www.legacy.com


Frank James Greenup
Jul 16, 1909 - Jun 11, 2001

Frank James Greenup, 91, of Corsicana passed away Monday, June 11, 2001 in Corsicana.

Services were 11:30 a.m. today at Resthaven Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Terry Hodge officiating, with interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Greenup was born July 16, 1909 in Eureka.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Essie Greenup; and son, Joe Allen Greenup Sr.

Mr. Greenup is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne and Joe Blackmon of Missouri City; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Leah Greenup of Canyon; sisters, Anna McNeill of Henderson and Rosie McNeill of Corsicana; granddaughters, Kathy King and Lisa Baine, both of Germany, Lee Ann Ramsey of Cortez, Colo. and Nannette Forman of Canyon; grandsons, Joe Allen Greenup Jr., James Greenup and Michael Greenup, all of Dallas; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Willie and Alibeth Hodge; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Husband of Essie Hodge


Bernice (Banks) Greer
May 8, 1924 - Apr 6, 2001

FORT WORTH -- Bernice Banks Greer, 76, a housekeepre, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday at Philemon Baptist Church, 4829 Trentman St., Fort Worth. Burial: Skyvue Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Bernice Banks Greer was born May 8, 1924, in Frost. She was the daughter of Tom and Ellen Williams Greer.

A son, Clyde Greer, preceded her in death.

Survivors: Son, Wilbur L. Greer; daughter, Inez Greer-Byrd; brothers, Tony Banks and Maygo Banks; grandchildren, Michael, Kevin, Ronald and Jamal; 10 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Baker Funeral Home, Fort Worth, TX

Notes:

  • Skyvue Memorial Gardens, Mansfield, Tarrant Co., TX


Herman Clyde Greer
Oct 25, 1926 - May 8, 2001
 

Herman Clyde Greer

Herman Clyde Greer, 74, of Athens passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at his residence.

The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Foster and Brown Funeral Home.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Foster and Brown Funeral Chapel with Brothers Harold Moye, Bryan Adair and R. B. Richardson officiating.

Mr. Greer was born Oct. 25, 1926 in Scot County, Miss. to the late N.G. and Lottie Robison Greer. He had resided in Athens for 15 years. He was a member of Lake Athens Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be Adult Three Sunday school class members. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Ratcliff, David Ward, Aubrey Ward, Danny Partridge and Jim McPhearson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gracie Greer; sister, Aline Benton; and brothers, Leslie Greer and Andrew Greer.

Mr. Greer is survived by his wife, Gertrude Greer; sisters, Helen Con, Hazel Squires and Nelda Rishler, all of Forest, Miss.; brothers, Preston Greer of Mobile, Ala., Joe and Matt Greer of Forest, Miss.; stepdaughters and stepsons-in-law, Wanda and Don Hawthorn of Purdon, Debra Baker and Ken Coats, Beverly and Gary Moran, Tommie and James Batson, all of Corsicana, and Sherry and Randy Sergeant of Leesburg; numerous grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Foster and Brown Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Oaklawn Memorial Park, Athens, Henderson Co., TX


James Preston "Hootie" Griffin
Jul 10, 1924 - Mar 30, 2001

James Griffin

James "Hootie' Griffin, 76, of Corsicana passed away Friday, March 30, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Dr. Gary Johnson and the Rev. Darren Wood officiating. Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Joe Putman, William Putman, Jerry Putman, Bobby Griffin, Larry Griffin and James M. Griffin. Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Sykes, Orville Crawford, Jimmy "Doc' Sumner, Bill Milligan, Eugene Barry, Norvil Coker, Phil Smith and Richard Rosales.

Mr. Griffin always made friends and kept them for a lifetime.

He is survived by his wife, Genelle Griffin of Corsicana; sons and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Glenda Griffin of College Station and Robert Tate of Ft. Worth; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Tom Goodin of Navarro, Cathy and Loyd Selman Jr. of Corsicana, Pam and Jerry Reding of Willis, and Jan and Mark Perkins of Weatherford; six grandchildren, Dustin Griffin of Dallas, Ashley Griffin of College Station, Bryan Selman of Corsicana, Aaron Goodin of Navarro and Abbott and Windy Chrabasz of Arlington; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Tommie Jo (Smith) Griffin
Jul 15, 1928 - Jul 17, 2001

Tommie Jo Smith Griffin, 73, of Ennis passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2001 in an automobile accident in Hutchins.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Joe Dwinell and Dr. Robert Young officiating. Interment will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Reed Hill Cemetery in New Boston with assistance from Bates-Rolf Funeral Home.

Mrs. Griffin was born July 15, 1928 in New Boston to Thomas Jefferson and Josephine Smith. She grew up in Hooks and graduated from Hooks High School. She attended Texas Woman's University in Denton, studying bacteriology and lab diagnosis, and was elected a Redbud princess there. On Dec. 27, 1946, she married Dr. John Wilder Griffin, also of Hooks. In 1954, the couple moved to Corsicana, where they raised their four children. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and former Sunday school teacher.

She was an exceptional wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She was adored, admired and cherished by her family and friends. Her kindness and beauty blessed all those who knew her.

Mrs. Griffin was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. John Griffin; father, T.J. Smith; and brother, Robert L. Smith.

Survivors include her mother, Josephine Reeder Smith of New Boston; sons, Dr. John Bradley Griffin and wife Linda of Columbia, S.C. and their children Sarah and Charles, and Dr. Thomas Hall Griffin and wife Dr. Betsy Griffin of Longview and their sons John and Nathan; daughters, Nancy Constance Griffin of Fort Worth and Jennifer Claire Griffin of Dallas; and nephew, Charles Leslie Smith and wife Elise of Palestine and their children Melanie and Matt.

Memorials may be made to Pedia Child Health Services, 518 N. Main St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Read Hill Cemetery, New Boston, Bowie Co., TX


S. L. "Roy" Griffin
Oct 28, 1916 - Apr 17, 1999

Services for S. L. "Roy" Griffin, 82, of Lubbock will be at 2 p.m. today in Monterey Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Brown officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park under direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

Griffin died Saturday, April 17, 1999, in Covenant Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 28, 1916, in Purdon. He married Margaret Schroeder on July 24, 1943, in Fort Worth. She died Aug. 1, 1994. He was a member of Monterey Baptist Church and was a volunteer at University Medical Center. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Ikeda of Hilo, Hawaii, and Lyn Clark of Amarillo; and a sister, Ruth Melton of Burleson


Bessie (Smith) Griffin
d. Apr 11, 2001

FORT WORTH -- Bessie S. Griffin, 76, a homemaker, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at a local Fort Worth care center.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday in Pauline Minor Memorial Chapel at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors. Burial: Chatfield Cemetery in Chatfield. Visitation: 3 to 9 p.m. Friday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors.

Survivors: Brother, Bennie L. Smith of Corsicana; sister, Margaret A. Floyd of Fort Worth; nephews, Samuel Floyd, Luther B. Keith and Luther J. Smith; nieces, Margaret Ricard and Johnnie Marie Carrol; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors, 4000 Miller Ave.


Garland Wren Griffin
Mar 2 1936 - Oct 19, 2000

GRANBURY -- Garland Wren Griffin, 64, in foodservice industry sales, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Family Funeral Care in Bedford. Burial: Tomlin Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Family Funeral Care.

Garland Wren Griffin was born March 2, 1936, in Kerens.

Survivors: Wife, Pat Griffin; son, Chris Griffin; daughters, Cara Echols and Garla Thomas; brothers, Robbie Griffin and Jarrell Griffin; grandchildren, Tyson, Colby, Brady, Thomas and Talor Griffin; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved Bugsy

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Verda Leah Grinstead
May 22, 1907 - Jan 11, 2001

Verda Leah Grinstead

Verda Leah Grinstead, 93, of Dallas passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001 at her residence.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Steven Carpenter officiating.

She was born May 22, 1907 in Blooming Grove to C. P. and Sarah Grinstead. She was a bank teller for many years for Mercantile Bank.

Survivors include her sisters, Avis Merle Gage of Dallas and D. Mildred Grinstead of Dallas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

 


Jo Beatrice Grizzaffi
Mar 11, 1917 - Sep 2, 2001

Jo Beatrice Grizzaffi, 84, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001 in Dallas.

Rosary services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Robert Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Dave Campbell, John Cooper, John Dodson, Pat Dodson, Will Dodson and Phillip Grizzaffi. Honorary pallbearers Dr. J.H. Barnabee, Dr. Lowell Campbell, Scott Hollyfield, Ken Jones, Dr. William Mayfield and Dick Skews.

Mrs. Grizzaffi was born March 11, 1917 in Denton. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and a founding member of the Alter Society. She was also a member of the Navarro County Medical Society. She graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1938 and then attended Brackenridge Hospital School of Nursing from 1938 to 1940. She married A.L. Grizzaffi Nov. 28, 1940 in Austin. The moved to Corsicana in 1955. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, John Riley Smith, Jr.

Mrs. Grizzaffi is survived by her husband, Anthony L. Grizzaffi, M.D. or Corsicana; daughters Judy Cooper of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and Mary Holly and husband Patrick Dodson of Evalde; sons and daughters-in-law John Michael and Shirley Grizzaffi of Carrollton and Patrick Anthony and Roberta Grizzaffi of Garland; granddaughter Holly Bridges; grandsons John Cooper, Jody Dodson, John Dodson, Will Dodson and Phillip Grizzaffi; granddaughters and husbands Amy and Scott Hollyfield and Lisa and Ken Jones; and great-grandson Reese Dodson.

Memorials may be made to James L. Collins Catholic School, 3000 W. Hwy. 22, Corsicana, TX, 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

 

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