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Thelma Grizzell
Jun 27, 1907 - Jan 18, 1997

Graveside services for Thelma Grizzell, 89, of Lubbock will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park with the Rev. Tim Winn, pastor of First Baptist Church in New Deal, officiating.

Burial will be under direction of Sanders Funeral Home.

She died Saturday, Jan. 18, 1997, at St. Mary Hospital.

She was born June 27, 1907, in Corsicana. She married Arthur Grizzell on March 25, 1922, in Corsicana. He died in 1976. She was a Baptist.

She was a homemaker. Two sons, Ancel and Leroy, preceded her in death.

Survivors include four daughters, Lavern Belcher of Shallowater, Dorothy Roberts of Roswell, N.M., and Doris Hill and Opal George, both of Lubbock; two sons, Donald and Billy, both of Lubbock; 25 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.


Bertha Antonia Gross
Sep 17, 1908 - Oct 18, 2000

Bertha Antonia Gross, 92, of Athens passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000 in Paris, Texas.

Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. today at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home in Athens.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Carroll-Lehr with Rev. Ted Gross officiating. Graveside services will be 4 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her nephews.
Miss Gross was born Sept. 17, 1908 in Corsicana to the late Henry Charles and Carrie Lena Hoffman Gross. She retired from Stirman Jewelry Co. in 1992 after 14 years. She lived in Henderson County for 83 years and was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by brothers Audrey and Henry Gross and her sister, Marie Buckner.

She is survived by her brother and sisters-in-law, Aubrey and Lula Bell Gross and Inez Gross, all of Athens, as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 927, Athens, Texas, 75751.

Arrangements by Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.


Jane Kay (Sanders) Graves

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


Mary Andrews Grubbs

Mary Andrews Grubbs, 79, of Rowlett passed away Sunday, May 27, 2001 in Rowlett.

Services are pending.

Mrs. Grubbs was born Jan. 11, 1922 in Arlington.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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May 30 Obit

Mary Andrews Grubbs, 79, of Corsicana went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, May 27, 2001.

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

Services will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana with Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating. Interment will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Tomlin Cemetery in Arlington.

Pallbearers will be Jack McDaniel, Zack Boyd, Alvie O'Neal, Ross Maxfield, Jerry Callaway and David Castles.

Mrs. Grubbs was born Jan. 11, 1922 in Arlington. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Corsicana for over 50 years. She taught Sunday school and served in other areas for her church. She also served as a volunteer for several community organizations and was a pink lady at the hospital in Navarro County for many years. Above all, she was a wonderful Christian wife and mother.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William H. Grubbs; and precious parents, John and Mae Andrews.

Mrs. Grubbs is survived by her son, William Andrew Grubbs of Streetman; daughter and son-in-law, Bette Jean and Timothy Lee Wuest of Rowlett; sister, Bette June Noble of Victoria; grandsons, John David Grubbs of Las Vegas, William Howell Grubbs and wife Shemmy Zuniga Grubbs of Corsicana and Bret Allen Bennett of Commerce; great-grandson, Beau Austin Bennett; nephew, William Noble of Dallas; and niece, Bette Jan Berend of Austin.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

 


Charles William Grund

Charles William Grund, 63, of Coolidge passed away Monday, Nov. 13, 2000 at his residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Chapel with Jimmy Sid Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

Mr. Grund was born Sept. 15, 1937 in Hanceville, Ala. He had been a resident of the Hubbard area since 1963, where he was the service manager and master craftsman technician for Baker and Gerik Chevrolet of Hubbard. He was an Air Force veteran, member of the Hubbard VFW Post 9849 and was a Lutheran. An avid sports enthusiast, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors, and was a longtime coach for area youth league sports. He was the manager of Post Oak Water Corporation until his retirement a few months ago. He was also a longtime farmer and rancher in the Hubbard area.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Grund; grandson, Charlie Grund in 1999; and three brothers.

Mr. Grund is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Grund of Coolidge; mother, Pearl Grund of Hanceville, Ala.; sons, John Charles Grund of Hubbard and Paul Alan Grund of Waco; stepchildren, Crissy Wilkins of Penelope, Debra Rainey of Waco and David Henderson of Corsicana; brother, Albert Grund of Hanceville, Ala.; sisters, Lillian Artist of Hanceville, Ala. and Margaret Hamilton of Garden City, Ala.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.

 


J. Raymond Gunter

J. Raymond Gunter, 92, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Westhill Church of Christ with Ferman Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Gunter was born Nov. 26, 1907 in Brandon to Ernest and Mary Gunter. He was a member of Westhill Church of Christ.

Mr. Gunter is survived by his wife of 70 years, Ruth Gunter of Corsicana; son, Don Gunter of Tyler; daughter, Wanda McGraw of Midland; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Westhill Church of Christ Building Fund.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home


Bert Stewart Guthrie

Bert Stewart Guthrie, 73, of Estes Park, Colo. passed away Thursday, June 21, 2001 at his residence.

A memorial service will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Alumni Center at Texas A&M University.

Mr. Guthrie was born June 16, 1928 in Rockdale to Wallace Stewart Guthrie and Ninfa Dora Ford. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1951 with a double major in geology and petroleum engineering. His college years were split up as he served time in the Army in Tokyo with the occupation forces.

After college, he worked as a roughneck for Mobil Oil Company for two years. He then joined his father's company, Coffield & Guthrie as an engineer. Later he moved to Corpus Christi and bought production equipment and formed his own drilling company, Camino Oil. He later formed the companies Gas Compressors Inc., Gemini Engine Company and Lantana Corporation. After retirement he stayed active in the oil and gas business.

He was a member of the 12th Man Organization, and a charter member of the Century Club at Texas A&M University. He greatly enjoyed attending Aggie football games. He also loved to travel.

Mr. Guthrie is survived by his wife, Nedra Jo Humbert Guthrie; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Claire and Gary Shell and Carol Guthrie, all of Wellborn, Cathy and Jim Addison of Kemp and Abbie Guthrie of College Station; sisters, Mary Jo Wilson of Burnett, Ann Luby of Dallas and Pat Melrose of Plantation, Fla.; and grandchildren, Melissa, Meredith and Mark Shell, and Amy, Julie, Jay, Ben and Sam Addison.

Donations may be made to American Hemochromotosis Foundation, 777 E. Atlantic Ave., Del Ray Beach, Fla. 33483-5352; Hospice Brazos Valley, 205 E. 29th St., Bryan, Texas 77803; or Hospice of Estes Valley, 555 Prospect Ave., Estes Park, Colo., 80517.

Arrangements by Allnut Funeral Service of Estes Park, Colo.


Reynaldo Diaz Gutierrez

Reynaldo Diaz Gutierrez, 51, passed away Friday, March 23, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital. He was born Oct. 2, 1949.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Jim W. Guy

Services for Jim W. Guy, 73, of Lubbock will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses with Steve Briski officiating.

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

He died Friday, July 30, 1999, at Bender Terrace.

He was born Aug. 14, 1925, in Corsicana. He married Helen Briggs Jan. 2, 1954, in Lubbock. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was an auto body mechanic with Alderson Cadillac from 1952 until 1981. He later owned and operated Jim's Body Works from 1981 until he retired in 1996. He was a Jehovah's Witness.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Michael of Dallas and Dale of Lubbock; a daughter, Patricia Guy of Lubbock; three brothers, Robert and Ollie D., both of Lubbock and Julius of Dallas; five sisters, Lena Mae Guy, Esserlene Watts and Aline Guy all of Dallas, Jewelene Brooks of Kansas and Odessa Guy of Oklahoma City, Okla.


Rose (Turner) Hable

Rose Turner Hable, 81, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Dec. 8, 2000 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Luera officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Hable was born Dec. 14, 1918 in Dallas to Roy H. and Rose Grady Turner. She graduated from Sunset High School in Dallas and attended Texas Woman's University in Denton. She was a member of First Christian Church, Kinsloe House, Literary Club and Corsicana Country Club. She was a homemaker, loving mother and grandmother, talented artist, and was an avid bridge player, enjoying many hours with cherished friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul R. Hable Sr. on Nov. 8, 1985; her parents; sister, Elizabeth Turner Carney; and grandson, John Stewart Hable.

Mrs. Hable is survived by her loving family, sons, Paul R. Hable Jr. and wife Kay of Corsicana and Robert H. Hable and wife JoAnn of DeLand, Fla.; daughter, Nancy Hable Clark and husband Harry of Palestine; grandchildren, Katharine Hable Sweeney and Susan Hable Smith of New York, Paul Anderson Hable of San Antonio, Robert Hampton Hable Jr. of Many, La., Paul Christopher Hable and wife Megan of Shreveport, La., Harry Edwin Clark III of Dallas and David Paul Clark of Lubbock; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1197, Corsicana, Texas 75151; or a charity of choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

 


Donald R. Hagle

Retired Lt. Col. Donald H. Hagle, 57, of Castroville passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2001.

Memorial services were 2 p.m. Sunday at Coker United Methodist Church.

Graveside services with full military honors were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with the Rev. John R. Gibbs and the Rev. Sue Gibson officiating.

Mr. Hagle was a graduate of MacArthur High School in San Antonio. He attended Texas A&M University and received a degree from Stephen F. Austin University. He then entered the U.S. Air Force as an officer and pilot and served his country with honor and dignity for 20 years. His special interests were golf, skydiving, snow skiing and hunting, but his most valued moments were times spent with family and friends.

Mr. Hagle is survived by his wife, Lynette Hagle of San Antonio; children, Leah Duncan of Houston and Neal Duncan of San Francisco, Calif.; parents, Carl and Joyce Hagle of San Antonio; brothers, Roy David Hagle of Ruidoso, N.M. and Michael Kent Hagle of Wichita, Kan.; sister, Holly Diane Hagle of San Antonio; nieces, Kerri Bear and husband Dane of Wichita, Kan.; nephew, Geoffrey Hagle of Wichita, Kan.; and the Hagins and Kent families of the Navarro County area.

Arrangements by Porter Loring Mortuary North of San Antonio


John Frederick Hagler 

John Frederick Hagler, 77, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001 in Bogota, Columbia, South America.

Services are pending.

Mr. Hagler was born March 30, 1924 in Winkler. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Winkler Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his wife, Gala Hagler of Bogota, Columbia; daughter and son-in-law, Dena and Raymond Foreman of Dallas; sons, Memo Hagler of Bogota, Columbia, and Lonny George Davis; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Maggie Lee Hailey

Maggie Lee Hailey, 75, of Frost passed away Friday, Jan. 12, 2001 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. October Thompson officiating. Interment will be at Hopewell Cemetery in Centerville.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Hailey, Willie L. Lusk, Tim Lusk, Art T. Johnson, Roosevelt Johnson and Brian Hailey.

Mrs. Hailey was born March 17, 1925 in Oakwood. She was a member of Taylor Baptist Church for many years where she served as church secretary and mission member. She attended school at St. Paul, Shiloh.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hailey Sr.; on grandson, Corey; and sister, Eula Mae Echols.

Mrs. Hailey is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Monroe Hopkins, Velma Hailey and Joyce and James Peters, all of Frost, and Ruby Benoit of Houston; four sons and daughters-in-law, John Hailey Jr. of Frost, Jim E. and Debra Haiely of Italy, Ben and Louise Handbure and Willie and Carolyn Hailey, all of Houston; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Mae Henry and George Johnson, Ethel Allen of Corsicana, Bessie and Richard Joyce and Rev. Joyce and Elmo Hill, all of Houston;12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home


Don Hall

Don Hall of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


++ Oct 9 2001, Corsicana Daily Sun

Don Hall

Don Hall of Corsicana, 74, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Doc Rawlins, Chris Hall, Dan Greer, Les Cotten, Shannon Dyer and Robert Evans. Honorary pallbearers will be Howard Jackson and Kenneth Ray.

Mr. Hall was born Oct. 6, 1927 in Chickasha, Okla. to Bill and Erma Hall. He was a supervisor for Farm Master for many years.

Mr. Hall is survived by his wife, Ann Hall of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald Wayne and Renee Hall of Corsicana and Richard and Cheryl Hall of Richland; daughters and son-in-law, Sharon and Mike Giarraputo of Forney and Debra Allen of Richland; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Billy Hall of Blanchard, Okla., and Butch Hall and Alvin Hall, both of Chickasha, Okla.; and sisters, Betty Hensley and Sylvia Chaney, both of Chickasha, Okla.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.

 


Weldon Luther Rutherford Hall

CROWLEY -- Weldon Luther Rutherford Hall, 82, formerly of the Big Country, died Monday at his home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Laurel Land Funeral Home Chapel of the Chimes in Fort Worth. Burial will be in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth.

Mr. Hall was born in Corsicana and grew up in Stamford. He married Jewel Stevenson in 1937 in Abilene and worked in the cotton compress industry and later, for many years, oil industry. He was a retired maintenance supervisor of Frigette Corp. He was a Master Mason and was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, of Crowley; one son, Michael Weldon Hall of Fort Worth; two daughters, Barbara Hall Dyer of Crowley and Carolyn Ivison of College Station; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two cousins.

Note: WELDON HALL 30 Aug 1915 - 22 Sep 1997


Nannie Hallmark ( 1897 - 1999 )

Nannie Hallmark
LORAINE - Nannie Hallmark, 102, died Thursday, October 7, 1999, in a local care facility.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the Loraine Cemetery with the Rev. Orvel Brantley officiating, directed by Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hallmark was born in 1897 in Navarro County and had been a resident of Loraine since 1918. She married Stephen Edwin Hallmark in 1924 in Sweetwater. He preceded her in death in 1981. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Loraine and taught Primary Sunday school for 40 years.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Loraine.


Edna Earl (Adkins) Hamrick 
Jan 22, 1919 - Oct 4, 1971

OBITUARY: Corsicana Daily Sun, Tuesday, Oct 5, 1971
Mrs. Hamrick
Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Earl Hambrick, a native of Frost who died early Monday in a Dallas Hospital, was to be Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. James Furlong officiating. Burial will be in Emmett Cemetery.
Mrs. Hambrick is survived by her husband, William Hambrick of Dallas; two sons, Robert William Hambrick of Dallas and Don P. Mosley of Houston; one grandchild; and an aunt, Mrs. G. W. Webb of Corsicana.
Pallbearers include Tom Lambert, Roy Nettles, Bob Williams, Sam Henry, Henry Green, Gordon Hargett, Clem Gilbert and G. W. Webb.

Notes:

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Mrs. Edna Hambrick
Funeral services for Mrs. Edna E. Hambrick of 4230 Mellisa Lane, a resident of Dallas for 30 years, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel in Corsicana. Burial will be in the cemetery at Emmett, Navarro County.
A native of Frost, Navarro County, Mrs. Hambrick died here Monday.
She was a graduate of SMU where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She was a member of the Good Shepard Episcopal Church.

Notes:


Kenneth Hamill

Graveside services for Kenneth Clinton Hamill, 97, of Corsicana, were
conducted this morning at 10 o'clock in Hillcrest Cemetery at Temple. Porter
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Hamill died Saturday in Mel-Haven Convalescent Home at Corsicana. He was
born at Rockdale on Aug. 28, 1904.

Surviving are his wife, Effie Harrel Hamill of Mexia; and a daughter, Geneva
Ellen Hamill of Corsicana.


Breney Calvin Hamilton Jr.

Breney Calvin "B. C." Hamilton Jr., 62, of China Springs passed away Sunday May 20, 2001 at his residence.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wade Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jim Houser officiating. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

Mr. Hamilton was born Nov. 25, 1938 in Mount Calm. Prior to living in China Springs for the past three years, he lived in Irving and Dallas County. He played sports and graduated from Coolidge High School in 1957. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Texas where he graduated with honors in 1995. He worked 30 years as manager of M.E. Moses in Dallas and was a retired drug abuse counselor for the Salvation Army of Dallas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served as a member of the military police during the 1960s in Metz, France. He was a member of the Bosqueville Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Neita Hamilton of China Springs. Other survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and David Harper of Coppell, Teresa and Cash Hargett of McKinney and Nina and John Kostecka of Hutchins; sisters and brothers-in-law, Billie Jean and Buck Hill Sr. of Hubbard and Sherry and Bob Russell of McGregor; granddaughters, Brittany and Nicole Kostecka; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the building fund of Bosqueville Baptist Church.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home.


Charles Lee Hamilton

Charles Lee Hamilton, 74, died Friday in a local hospital.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, in the Dawson Cemetery in Dawson with the Rev. Larry Bass officiating, directed by Girdner-Brown Funeral Home of Abilene. A memorial service will be conducted at the Fairmount United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 27.

Mr. Hamilton was born in Ennis. He married Faye Caskey in Corsicana in 1951. He was in the insurance business in Midland and Abilene. He was a member of the Fairmount United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife of Abilene; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Hamilton of Abilene; and one son, Tommy Lee Hamilton of Nashville, Tenn.

Memorials may be made to the Fairmount United Methodist Church, 1101 Palm, Abilene, TX 79602 or Meals on Wheels Plus Inc., 949 Mesquite, Abilene, TX 79601.

Notes:

  • CHARLES HAMILTON 06 Jul 1925 21 May 1999


Guy Marion Hamilton

Guy Marion Hamilton, 66, of Dawson passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001, at his residence.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. Kelvin Hamilton officiating.

Mr. Hamilton was born Dec. 18, 1934 in Vernon. He retired from Home Depot in 1997 after having worked as a sales clerk for 11 1/2 years. He was an Air Force veteran and served in Korea. He was a member of the Church of God.

Survivors include his wife, Paula Reeves Hamilton of Dawson; sons, Jessie Dean Hamilton of Oletha, Kan., Jackie Earl Hamilton of Vernon, Steve Guy Cady and Mark Cady of Arvada, Colo.; daughters, Rita Roberson of Vernon and Sharon Sue Warwick of Alamosa, Colo.; brothers, O. M. "Corky" Hamilton and John E. Hamilton, both of Plano, and Tommy "Tonto" Hamilton of Irving; sister, Shirley Ruth Owens of Mayview, Mo.; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Elizabeth Faye (Caskey) Hamilton (1919 - 2000 )

Abilene Reporter - March 20, 2000
Faye Hamilton
Faye Hamilton, 80, died Saturday, March 18, 2000.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Fairmont United Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Bass officiating. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Dawson Cemetery in Dawson, directed by Girdner-Brown Funeral Home, 111 Elm.

Mrs. Hamilton was born and grew up in Dawson. She was a homemaker and a member of Fairmont United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Charles Hamilton.

Survivors include one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Hamilton of Abilene; one son, Tom Hamilton of Nashville, Tenn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will be at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today.


Roosevelt Hamilton Jr.

Roosevelt Hamilton Jr., 53, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001 at Health Care & Rehab of Corsicana.

Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ross and Johnson Chapel.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Johnson Memorial COGIC at 1600 South Business Highway 45 with Elder Joseph Johnson Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Mr. Hamilton was born Nov. 2, 1947 in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by a son, Roosevelt Hamilton III.

Mr. Hamilton is survived by two daughters, Sheneqwa Hamilton and Sherry Hamilton, both of Wichita Falls; parents, Roosevelt Hamilton Sr. and Mary Jo Hamilton of Corsicana; two sisters, Rosie Mae Williams of Corsicana and Shirley Hamilton Barron of Fort Worth; two brothers, Lorenza Hamilton and Robert Lee Hamilton, both of Corsicana; five granchildren; and uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Arrangments by Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana.


Elsie Marie (Connell) Hammack

Elsie Marie Hammack, 78, of Wortham passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001 in Wortham.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel.

Mrs. Hammack was born May 13, 1923 in Georgetown. She served in the Women's Marine Corps and was stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif. during World War II.

She was preceded in death by her husband, D. J. Hammack; parents, Willie C. and Lula Mae Connell; brother, Larry Lee Connell; and grandson, John Daniel Hammack.

Mrs. Hammack is survived her daughters and sons-in-law, Paula and Ray Istre of Angus, Georgia and Gary Johnson of Avondale, Pa., Nancy and James McDowell of Fort Worth and Donna and Bob Garrett of Waco; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Pam Losier of Georgetown, Paul Edward and Tina Hammack of Fort Worth, Garland and Paula Hammack of Missouri, and Raymond Hammack of Fort Worth; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Romney Hammock

Romney Hammock, 75, of Sunset and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2001 at Nocona Nursing Home.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Jerry Pitman officiating.

Mr. Hammock retired from Lone Star Gas Company.

He is survived by his daughters, Suzanne McGee of Sunset and Sandra Ellis of Sisley Isle, La.; grandchildren, Billy and wife Alyssia, Rhonda, Jamie and Sheila; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Ruby Surratt of Wilmer Hutchins.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Ellie Bee (Gillen) Hammonds  
Aug 30, 1903 - Oct 30, 1999

Ellie Bee Hammonds
CORSICANA - Ellie Bee (Mrs. Jack) Hammonds, 96, formerly of the Abilene area, died Saturday, October 30, 1999 in a Navarro hospital.

Services were Monday in Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Bryan Connally and Bill Honea officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, directed by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hammonds was born in Blooming Grove, where she attended school. She lived for many years in the Lake Abilene-Potosi area during her marriage. She worked at Weltman's Ready-to-Wear for many years. She taught Sunday school at both Pioneer Drive Baptist Church in Abilene and Potosi Baptist Church, and was the widow of Jack Hammonds, whom she married in Corsicana.

Survivors include one daughter, Betty Allison of Alpine; two sons, Jack Hammonds of Albany, Calif., and Pat Hammonds of El Paso; one grandchild; and 15 nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be sent to Potosi Baptist Church or a favorite charity.


Clara Maude Hammontree

Clara Maude Hammontree, 69 of Hubbard, formerly of Houston, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at a Mexia hospital.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wade Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. March 17 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Pastor Phil Wright officiating. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

Mrs. Hammontree was born November 11, 1931 in Pearland. She had been a resident of Hubbard since 1994. She married C. L. Hammontree on October 4, 1976. She was a charter member of the Hubbard Christian Fellowship Church and she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her son, D. M. Sanford of Denver, Colo.; daughters and their husbands, Bonnie and Larry Roberts of Conyers, Georgia, and Marie and Jesse Clutts of Hubbard; mother, Bessie Mae Tripplett Sale of The Colony; brother, Robert B. Sale Jr. of Carrollton; sister, Bessie Phillips of The Colony; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She was preceeded in death by her husband, C. L. Hammontree on January 6, 2000.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Marion Harvey Hampton

Marion Harvey Hampton, 95, of Dawson passed away Friday, July 13, 2001 in a Waco nursing center.

Visitation will be Monday at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wade Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mark Flurry officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Mr. Hampton was born April 11, 1906 in Whitney. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dawson and owned and operated Hampton Dry Goods with his wife from 1934 to 1974 in Dawson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene Davis Hampton on Oct. 13, 1995.
Mr. Hampton is survived by his daughter, Jean Kalaf of Waco; sister Elaine Burck of Austin; two granchildren, Ken Kalaf of Colorado and Steve Kalaf of Virginia; three great-granchildren, Kris Kalaf, Tara Kalaf and Amber Kalaf; and a nephew, Dan Burck of Austin.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home.


Billy Thomas Hanna
Dec 6, 1922 - May 24, 2000

GORMAN -- Billy Thomas Hanna, 77, a boilermaker at Dow Chemical Company, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, in Gorman.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

Billy Thomas Hanna was born Dec. 6, 1922, in Kerens. He retired as a boilermaker in 1979. He was a part owner of Jonathan's Family Restaurant and Hubba Hubba's Great American Diner in Fort Worth. He was a proud Navy veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by his father, William E. Hanna; mother, Vester Hanna; and wife, Barbara Hanna.

Survivors: William C. Hanna of Pasadena; Glory L. Hanna of Atlanta, Ga.; David L. Hanna of Lake Jackson; Catherine C. Hanna of Rockport; Thomas G. Hanna of Freeport; Glenn T. Van Dusen of Katy; Suzy Jansky of Allen; Marc S. Van Dusen of Round Rock; Melody A. Van Dusen of Arlington; Jonathan L. Van Dusen of Gorman; Jeffrey P. Van Dusen of Cleveland, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


Troy Hancock
May 1, 1907 - Mar 29, 1997

CORSICANA DAILY SUN
Troy Hancock, age 89, of Goodlow died March 29 at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services were earlier today in the New Bethel Baptist Church in Goodlow with the Rev. Earnest Betts, Jr., officiating. Burial will follow at Petersburg Cemetery in Round Prairie. Pallbearers will be Derick Bradford, Stanley Ward, Elijah Sanders, James Lott, Cornelius Gibson, Danny Ward and Timothy Sanders. Mr. Hancock was born May 1, 1907 in Freestone County. Mr. Hancock is survived by his wife, Obelia Hancock; three sons, Leroy Hancock, ronnie Hancock and Jerry Hancock all fo Kerens; four daughters, Wanda Roland Barron of Malakoff, Irma Hancock of Dallas; Mamie Hancock and Ruth Jones both of Kerens; fifteen grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; daugher-in0law, Stella Hancock; sons-in-law, Lee Barron and Roy Jones; brother-in-law, Roy Melton; a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. Hancock is preceded in death by daughter, Peggy Washington. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Troy Hancock, age 89, of Goodlow died March 29 at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake services will be held tonight from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the New Bethel Baptist Church in Goodlow with the Rev. Earnest Betts, Jr., officiating. Burial will follow at Petersburg Cemetery in Round Prairie.

Pallbearers will be Derrick Bradford, Stanley Ward, Elijah Sanders, James Lott, Cornelius Gibson, Danny Ward and Timothy Sanders.

Mr. Hancock was born May 1, 1907 in Freestone County.

Mr. Hancock is survived by his wife, Obelia Hancock; three sons, Leroy Hancock, Ronnie Hancock and Jerry Hancock all of Kerens; four daughters, Wanda Roland Barron of Malakoff, Irma Hancock of Dallas; Mamie Hancock and Ruth Jones both of Kerens; fifteen grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Stella Hancock; sons-in-law, Lee Barron and Roy Jones; brother-in-law, Roy Melton; a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. Hancock is preceded in death by daughter, Peggy Washington.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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May Harvey (Smith) Harbin

May Harbin
EASTLAND - May Harbin, 93, died Sunday at a Fort Worth nursing home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, directed by Edwards Funeral Home.

May Harvey (Smith) Harbin was born in Purdon in Navarro County and grew up in the Dark Hollow community. She lived in Eastland County most of her life and also lived in Freer and Mathis. She married Tillman Carroll Harbin in 1924; he preceded her in death.
Survivors include four sons, Terrell Harbin of Tyler, Melvin Harbin of San Angelo, Stanley Harbin of Big Spring and Norma Harbin of Arlington; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.


Tomie Mae Hardeman

FORT WORTH -- Tomie Mae Hardeman, 83, a homemaker, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at Fort Worth nursing facility.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday, July 15, at Mayfield Baptist Church, 2102 Amanda St., Fort Worth. Burial: Chatfield Cemetery, Chatfield. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, July 14, at the funeral home.

Tomie was a member of the Eastern Star, American Woodman and the Debonairs Charity and Social Club.

Survivors: Daughter, Tula Walker; grandchildren, Andrea Walker-Sherrod, Gary Walker and Terri Walker; great-grandchildren, Denashia Lawson and Alexandrea Walker; and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors, 4000 Miller Ave.


James Hardiman

James Hardiman, 68, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside rites will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Woodland Cemetery with the Rev. George Proctor Smith officiating.

Mr. Hardiman was born Nov. 11, 1932 in Corsicana. He joined St. Andrews United Methodist Church as a child. He was a 1951 graduate of G.W. Jackson High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Mr. Hardiman is survived by his mother, Carrie Hardiman; sister, Maxine Hardiman; nephew, Maurice Anderson; one great-nephew; one great-niece; other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


Carrie (Jefferson) Hardiman

Carrie Hardiman, 98, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be Thursday at Woodland Memorial Park with Brother George Proctor-Smith officiating.

Mrs. Hardiman was born July 22, 1903 in Limestone County. She was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church, and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Elvira Jefferson; husband, Jackson Hardiman Sr.; sons, Jackson Hardiman Jr., Clint Hardiman, Leonard Hardiman and James Hardiman; three sisters and two brothers.

Mrs. Hardiman is survived by her daughter, Maxine Hardiman; grandson, Maurice Anderson Sr.; great-grandchildren, Maurice Anderson II and Ashley Anderson; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


Hardman Infant
Aug 24, 1910 - Apr 28, 1923

In Memory of Audra Hardman
(Original Obituary found in Bible of Martha Ann Womack. This infant who passed on is the nephew of Martha. Martha and Mrs. J. H. Hardman are half sisters)....
The death angel visited the home of Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Hardman and claimed their darling baby boy, Audra on April 28, 1923. He took sick last August and never recovered. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. William Phillips. He was laid to rest in the Dresden Cemetery in April 29, 1923.
Thou art gone our precious darling Never more canst thou return Thou shalt sleep a peaceful slumber till the resurrection morn.

His troubles are all ended here
His sufferings are all over
But in that bright and happy home
We will meet to part no more.

But God had a place in heaven
that he wanted to complete.
So he took your darling Audra
to fill the vacant seat.

He is resting, sweetly resting
in his everlasting arms.
He will meet us all in happiness
as we leave this earthly home.

All is dark within our dwelling.
Lonely are our hearts today.
For the one you loved so dearly
has forever passed away.

The golden gates were open wide
A gently voice said -- Come.
The angels from the other side
welcomed your loved one home.

Sleep on, sweet Audra
and take thy rest.
God called thee home.
He thought it best.

written by: Kitty & Teddie

 


Jodie Lee Hardy
Feb 12, 1932 - Nov 19, 2000

Jodie Lee Hardy, 68, of Breckenridge, passed away Nov. 19, 2000 in Lubbock.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Morehart Mortuary Chapel in Breckenridge with Rev. Rex Boggs officiating. The body will be cremated.

Mr. Hardy was born Feb. 12, 1932, in Hubbard to Jesse and Clette (Duke) Hardy. He worked for Key Well Service in Odessa for 15 years. He moved to Breckenridge from Terrell in 1990. He married Polly Lord Oct. 4, 1975 in Odessa. He was a member of the Gunsight Baptist Church.

Mr. Hardy is survived by his wife, Polly Hardy of Breckenridge; his sons, Gary Hardy of Dallas and Jody Lee, Jr. and Williams Hardy of Breckenridge; his daughter, Kathy Brawley of Dallas; and six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, a sister and a grandson.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Morehart Mortuary.


John Wesley Hargrove
Jan 16, 1922 - June 5, 2001

John Wesley Hargrove, 79, of Zilllah, Wash. passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2001 at Emerald Circle Rehabilitation Center in Wapato, Wash.

Graveside memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Terrace Heights Memorial Park.

Mr. Hargrove was born Jan. 16, 1922 in Frost, one of six children. He served in the U.S. Army as a medic during World War II. He retired from United Telephone Company in 1984. He and his wife owned their own business, B&J Telephone Repair. He loved to build playhouses for his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Maudie Lee Hargrove; brother, Glen Hargrove; and sister, Tressie Lee Montgomery, all of Frost.

Mr. Hargrove is survived by his wife of 25 years, Bea Hargrove of Zillah, Wash.; sons, Billy Hargrove and wife Diana of Sunnyside, Wash. and John LaMoine and wife Kim of Mt. Vernon, Wash.; daughter, Vickie Waddle of Texas; stepdaughters, Anita McDonald and Bonnie Delp of Yakima, Wash.; stepson, Don Greger and wife Marsha of Zillah, Wash.; sister, Edna Montgomery and husband John of Frost; brother, Billy Hargrove and wife Shirley of Frost; 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Valley Hills Funeral Home of Zillah, Wash.


Jimmie Ruth (Stough) Harper
Aug 13, 1912 - July 21, 2001

DALLAS MORNING NEWS - July 23 2001
HARPER, JIMMIE RUTH was born August 13, 1912 in Barry, TX and passed away July 21, 2001 in Dallas, TX. Jimmie was preceded in death by her husband Ray E. Harper. She is survived by brothers, Rutherford Stough and Leon Stough both of Corsicana, TX; sisters, Smittie Harwell of Dallas, TX, and Libby Emery of Arlington, TX; numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends and loyal neighbors. Jimmie was a member of White Rock United Methodist Church. Services will be 9:30 am, Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at Restland Wildwood Chapel with Rev. Patsy Brundige officiating.
RESTLAND FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY - located on Greenville Avenue 1/2 mile North of L.B.J. 972-238-7111


Gordon Edward Harrigan
Jan 15, 1927 - Sep 21, 2000

Gordon Edward Harrigan, 73, passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000 at East Texas Medical Center in Fairfield.

The cremation was performed by Fairway Crematory in Van.

Mr. Harrigan was born Jan. 15, 1927 in Joplin, Mo. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, attended Texas A&M and graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor of science and master's degree in engineering. He was an engineer with Wilson Petroleum and a member of the Catholic church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Bernice Harrigan.
Mr. Harrigan is survived by his wife, Jeanette Harrigan of Fairfield; sons, Edward L. Harrigan and Robert G. Harrigan, both of Houston; and seven grandchildren.
Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel of Fairfield.


Beulah Harris

BROWNWOOD — Beulah Harris, 79, died Friday, November 12, 1999 at her home.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Greenleaf Cemetery.

Mrs. Harris graduated from G. W. Jackson High School in Corsicana and moved to Brownwood in 1940. She graduated from Brownwood Licensed Vocational Nursing School.

She was a retired licensed vocational nurse and taught nurse’s aide classes at Central Texas Commercial College. She was a director of Girling Health Care. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church and was the widow of Louis Harris, whom she married in 1942 in Brownwood.

Survivors include one stepson; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation will be from 6:30-8 p.m. today in the funeral home.

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  • BEULAH HARRIS 23 Jul 1920 14 Nov 1999


Doris Ann (Day) Harris ( 1938 - 1997)

Abeline Reporter - Feb 9, 1997
Doris Ann Day Harris

EASTLAND - Doris Ann Day Harris, 58, of Frankston and formerly of Eastland, died Friday in a Corsicana hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Bakker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kyle Glenn officiating. Burial will be in Eastland Cemetery.

Mrs. Harris was born in Eastland and graduated from Eastland High School in 1956 and Stephens College. She worked as a hospital administrator and lived in Cameron and Corsicana for many years before moving to Frankston in 1995. She was a member of Frankston First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Julie Ann Harris of Frankston; one son, Randall Lynn Harris of Eastland; two sisters, Sue Ragsdale of Brownwood and Sharon Richards of Corsicana; and two grandchildren.

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

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  • DORIS HARRIS 18 Sep 1938 11 Feb 7 1997


James Willie Harris

James Willie Harris, 67, of DeSoto passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001 at Integrated Health Services of Dallas.

Wake services will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Second Mission Baptist Church, 909 S. Fifth St., Corsicana, with Elder Charles Washington officiating. Interment will follow at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Cedrick Washington, Donnell Washington, Willie Clayborne, Ricky Washington, Maceo Baston Jr. and Otis Hood Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Royell Washington, Robert Washington, Keithen Washington, Charles Washington, Adrian Washington, Travis Hood, Larry Lacy, James Ward, Leon Washington, Donald Washington, Maceo Baston Sr., Jeffery Washington, Rainey Hood and Donald Washington II.

Mr. Harris was born April 8, 1934 in Corsicana. He retired after 20 years of service in the United States Air Force, and also retired from Richardson and Dallas Independent School districts.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Annie Harris; brothers, Walter Harris and Grady Harris; and sisters, Leoda Webb and Elsie Washington.

Mr. Harris is survived by his daughters, Vivian Ann Shaikh and Sherry Jean Hulin of Dallas; stepson, Rossye Carroll of Arlington; grandchildren, Patrice Shontell Harris of San Antonio, Kualan Anthony Hulin of Dallas and Rosslyn Chante Carroll of Arlington; sisters, Tiny Ward, Essie D. Lacy, both of California, and Alice Hood of Tyler; nephews, Royell Washington of Fairburn, Ga., and Charles Washington, Donald Washington and Robert Washington, all of Corsicana; nieces, Joyce Ann Baston and Susie Hood, both of Dallas, and Betty Lamerl Washington of Corsicana; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Josephine Huffman Harris

Josephine Huffman Harris of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. and the Rev. Marion Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tom Harris, Tim Harris, Majors Harris, Wesley Harris Jr., Robert Means, Atticus Gill, Brent Harris and Sam Roberts Jr.

Mrs. Harris was born in Chatfield, the fifth child of Eliza Alberta McMullan Huffman and Augustus Lofton Huffman. Josephine was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a legal secretary for some fifty years to her late husband, William W. Harris, who she had survived since 1981.

She remained an active member of the James Blair Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Women's Clubhouse Association as long as her health permitted and was a lifelong member of the SMU Mothers Club. She was also involved with the Kensloe House. She taught nursery age Sunday School with her dear friend, Mrs. L.W. (Mae) McNutt, for many years at First Baptist Church where she was a member throughout her adult life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William W. Harris; sisters, Mattie Louise Garland, Ruth Kirven and Llora Mize; brother, Augustus Luther Huffman; son, W. Wesley Harris and sister-in-law Callie Harris.

She is survived by daughters, Jo Ann and Terry R. Means of Ft. Worth and Elizabeth and Dr. J.T. Ayers of Corsicana; sons, Murrray L. and Ruth Harris of Tyler and the Rev. Marion M. and Eleanor Harris of Jefferson; daugher-in-law, Mrs. Wesley Harris of Dallas; sister, Suzy Huffman of Corsicana; niece, Nancy Roberts of Corsicana; 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 510 W. Collin Ave. Corsicana Tx. 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Fort Worth Star Telegram

CORSICANA -- Josephine Huffman Harris, 92, a legal secretary, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, in Corsicana.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. and the Rev. Marion Harris will officiate. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Tom Harris, Tim Harris, Majors Harris, Wesley Harris Jr., Robert Means and Atticus Gill. Honorary pallbearers: Brent Harris and Sam Roberts Jr.

Memorials: First Baptist Church Building Fund, 510 W. Collin Ave., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Mrs. Harris was born Jan. 31, 1909, in Chatfield. She was a member of the DAR, First Baptist Church, a life member of SMU Mothers' Club and Kensloe House.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William W. Harris; sisters, Ruth Kirven, Martha Louise Garland and Llora Mize; brother, Augustus L. Huffman; and sister-in-law, Callie Harris.

Survivors: Daughter, Jo Ann and Terry R. Means of Fort Worth; sons and wives, Murray I. and Ruth Harris of Tyler and the Rev. Marion M. and Eleanor Harris of Jefferson; daughter and husband, Elizabeth and Dr. J.T. Ayers of Corsicana; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Wesley Harris of Dallas; sister, Suzy Huffman of Corsicana; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a number of nieces, nephews and cousins; and niece, Nancy Roberts of Corsicana.
   

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  • Another version appeared in the Dallas Morning News


Annie Opal (Perkins) Harrison
Sept. 2, 1916 - May 14, 1999

BELLMEAD, Texas – Annie Opal Harrison, 82, of Bellmead died Friday, May 14, 1999, in a Bellmead hospital.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Concord Baptist Church with the Rev. Lester Adams officiating. Burial will be in Rosemound Cemetery under the direction of Bellmead Funeral Home.

Mrs. Harrison was born Sept. 2, 1916, in Dawson, Texas. She and Benjamin Frank Harrison were married Dec. 18, 1935, in Corsicana, Texas. He died March 8, 1977. She was a homemaker and a member of Concord Baptist Church.

Survivors include six daughters, Mona Gail Duwe, Dorothy Rose Nowell, Barbara June Loudamy and Patsy Ruth Humphery, all of Wichita Falls, Mary Ann Hill of McGregor, Texas, and Brenda Fetsch of Waco, Texas; five sons, David Lee of Wichita Falls, Joe Wayne of Seguin, Texas, Donnie “Jimmy Don,” Kelly Lynn and Leslie Bruce, all of Waco; three sisters, Martha Jo, Gail and Louise; six brothers, Olin Perkins of Hubbard, Texas, Lonnie Perkins of Dallas, George Perkins of Hillsboro, Texas, J. B. Perkins of Dawson, Texas, Gerald Perkins of Killeen, Texas, and Leonard Perkins of Purdon, Texas; 30 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Wichita Falls Paper


James Monroe "Cotton" Hart
July 5, 1925 - Sep 24, 2000

James Monroe "Cotton" Hart, 75, of Waco, passed away Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000 in Waco.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating.

Mr. Hart was born July 5, 1925 in Corsicana and worked as a foreman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Minnie Hart; brother, Steve Hart; and sisters, Juanita Bruce, Jessie Arnett, Marjorie Terrell and Sue McNeill.
Mr. Hart is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Ruth Hart of Midlothian; sons, James Leslie Hart of Duncanville and Steve Hart of Grand Prairie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Tommy Hart
Feb 1, 1941 - Oct 27, 2001

Tommy Hart of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001 at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Tommy Hart

Tommy Hart of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001 at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Tuesday visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Poteau, Okla.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Oakland Cemetery in Poteau, Okla., with the Rev. Jim Cook officiating.

Mr. Hart was born Feb. 1, 1941 in Poteau, Okla. to Albert and Levell Holmes Hart. He was a Baptist and served in the Air Force. He worked for Pinkerton Government Security Service as a security guard. He was also the alderman for the community of Oak Valley.

His hobbies included gardening and sharing his vegatables with friends and neighbors. He also did carpenter work and loved his wife, pets and pick-up very much.

He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Hart, in 1998.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Lou Hart of Oak Valley; son, John David and Tabitha Hart of Frost; daughter, Samantha Hart of Bedford; grandchildren, Christian Hart and Jeremy Hart; brothers, Don Hart of Ft. Smith, Ark. and Johnny Hart of Ft. Smith, Ark.; mother and step-father, Levell Holmes Smith and Roy of Poteau, Okla. and his beloved pets Abby, C.J., Prissy, Bennie, Buffy and Snowball.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tommy Hart Fund, in care of Brenda Hart, Bank of America, 100 North Main Street Corsicana, Texas, 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Oneta (Fancher) Hawkins
Apr 3, 1916 - Nov 7, 2000

Oneta Hawkins, 84, of Whitney passed away Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000.

Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at Marshall and Marshall in Whitney.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Old Perry Cemetery near Moody with the Rev. Perry Eaton officiating.

Mrs. Hawkins was born April 3, 1916 in Baylor County to Thomas and Willie (Bradford) Fancher. She grew up and lived most of her life in West Texas. She married Lum C. Hawkins in 1930 and moved to McLennan County. She moved to Dallas in 1963 and then to Whitney in 1983. She was a seamstress in the garment manufacturing industry. She was of the Methodist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1956; three sons, one daughter, three brothers and two sisters.

Mrs. Hawkins is survived by her daughters, Millie Ann Farrar of Whitney and Bettie Jean Herod of Barry; brother, Shelby Fancher of Weatherford; 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors of Whitney.


Laura Mae Hawkins
Nov 19, 1907 - Sep 7, 2001

Laura Mae Hawkins, 93, of Kerens passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2001 at Cedar Lake Nursing Home in Malakoff.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Paschal Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gaylord Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

She was born Nov. 19, 1907 in Henderson County.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Sue Berry.

Survivors include her sons, Jimmie Lee Hawkins of Corsicana, Daniel Hawkins and Roy Hawkins of Athens; daughter, Gladys Collins of Malakoff; 11 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.


Clifford Gerald Hawkins
Jan. 17, 1933 - Nov 12, 2000

Clifford Gerald Hawkins, 67, of Kerens passed away Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000 at Kerens Care Center.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Kerens with Mr. Jimmy Glenn officiating. Masonic graveside service and burial will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Daniel W. Hawkins, Roy G. Hawkins, Homer Gene Wasson, J. T. Magness, Urban Graves and Jimmie Lee Hawkins.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Blackman, Gerald Nichols, Gene Cain, Horace DeJarnette, Elbert Berry, Tom Paschal, Royce Hassell, Tom Darby, Billy Mankin, Billy Batton, Aubrey Early and Elmer S. Trent.

Mr. Hawkins was born Jan. 17, 1933 in Kerens. He spent 21 years with the National Guard Armory. He began his career in the tire business with Firestone in Corsicana from 1953 to 1963 which was located at the corner of Fifth and Main streets. From 1963 to 1975, Mr. Hawkins was the manager of Stroube Tire Co. In 1976, he opened the family business, Hawkins Tire Co., with his son. He served Navarro County with honesty and integrity. He was a very special man and was a loving father.

He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Hawkins of Kerens; son, Howie Hawkins of Corsicana; brothers, Garland Hawkins of Corsicana and Charles Hawkins of Kerens; sister, Carolyn Pate of Kerens; aunt, Ann Jones of Kerens and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.


Gussie Hawkins

Gussie Hawkins, 89, of Beaumont passed away Friday, June 29, 2001 at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at Broussard's Mortuary in Beaumont.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

A native of Purdon, she was a longtime resident of Beaumont.

She is survived by a son, Ralph Hawkins Jr. of Beaumont; daughter, Janie Womack of New Braunfels; grandchildren, Kyle Hawkins and Ryan Hawkins, both of Austin, and Debbie Hawkins of Benton, Ariz.; and great-grandchild, Daylen Hawkins of Austin.

Arrangements by Broussard's Mortuary, Beaumont.


Rebecca "Beck" (Jenkins) Haws 

Beck Jenkins Haws, 40, of Frost, died May 24, 1994, at her residence.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana, with Grady Cashion officiating. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery. She will lie in state at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove throughout Wednesday.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Charles Haws of Frost; one son, Joshua Lee Haws of Frost; one daughter, Kendyl Rene Haws of Frost; a grandmother-in-law, Dora Roberson of Corsicana; two brothers, Danny Guy Jenkins of Chehalis, Wash., and Rodney Carl Jenkins of Blooming Grove; her parents, Robert Lee Jenkins and Nova Dee Sheppard Jenkins, both of Blooming Grove; father and mother-in-law, Lavern and J. B. Holifield of Corsicana; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dale and Marty Haws Pecas, and Doyle and Joy Haws of Corsicana, and five nephews.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Steven Linder, Dr. Roy Elterman, Hank Campbell, Freddy Bruner, Jerry Wells and Dennis Shifflet.

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Charles L. Jackson Hayes
March 30, 1936 - Oct 2, 2000

Charles L. Jackson Hayes, 64, of Alvarado passed away Monday, Oct. 2, 2000 at Hugley Hospital in Fort Worth.

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

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Grandview Cemetery in Grandview.
Mr. Hayes was born March 30, 1936 in Corsicana.

He is survived by his wife, Joann Hayes of Alvarado; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Ray and Donna Hayes of Keene and Lawrence Clayton and Nichole Hayes of West; daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Doran Walker of Cleburne and Stephanie and Carl Payne of Alvarado; nine grandchildren; and sisters, Lois Goggins of Kennedale, Corine Bearden of Arlington and Wanda Fish of Louisiana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Billy Joe Haywood

Billy Joe Haywood, 62, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001 at his residence.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Morning Star Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Whitehead officiating. Interment will be at Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Wellington Cotton, Nathaniel White, Don Jones and Darrell Brandon.

Honorary pallbearer will be Ralph White.

Mr. Haywood was born Oct. 1, 1938, in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by father, John Haywood Sr.; mother, Alberta Robinson Haywood; brothers, John Haywood Jr. and Clifford Hudson and sisters, Ethel Hudson and Lacy Mitchell.

He is survived by son, Billy Joe and Gladys Haywood of Goldsboro, NC; daughters, Alberta Chandler of McKinney and Carolyn Williams of Corsicana; eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; sister, Corene Haywood of Corsicana; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends including Ralph White of Corsicana.

Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor For Funerals


Mary Elizabeth Headland


YORKTOWN -- Mary Elizabeth Headland, 80, a former Fort Worth resident, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Lamprecht-Janssen Funeral Home. Dr. John Bisagno, officiating. Burial: 11 a.m. Monday at Greenwood Cemetery in Fort Worth. Rev. Gene Thompson, officiating.

Mary Headland was born Feb. 6, 19211, in Corsicana to the late Richard and Mary Erwin Herring. She was a volunteer at Yorktown Y.A.M. and a member of Open Bible Baptist Church in Yorktown. She was a minister of preschool religious education and retired from Houston's First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl P. Headland, sister, Floyd Cox; and a grandchild.

Survivors: Daughter, Elizabeth Sue Odem of Yorktown; son, Earl Headland of San Antonio; four grandchildren; one step-grandchild; three great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.

Lamprecht-Janssen Funeral Home, Yorktown


Alvis Henderson (1931-1993)

Alvis Henderson, 61, of Corsicana, died July 18,1993 in Corsicana.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Petty's Chapel Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 19, 1931 in Navarro County and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Henderson of Corsican; two daughters and a son-in-law, Darlene and Frank Brown and Rhonda Stamps, all of Corsicana; two sons, Vernon Henderson and Danny Henderson of Corsicana; one grandson, James Gunter of Corsicana; one brother, Willard Henderson of Henderson; and 14 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Lucas, Bobby Gregg, Eddie Knott, Bobby John Bell, Paul Bell and Steven Elliott.

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Shirley Jennell (Alexander) Henry

Shirley Jennell Alexander Henry, 55, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 9, 2000 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be noon today at 13th Avenue Christian Church, 817 E. 13th Ave., with the Rev. W. D. Hines officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Randy Sterling, Don Jones, John Glover, Kevin Butcher, Kevin Simmons, Justin Anderson, Billy Reese, Corey Crawford, Curtis Burke and Rickey Lusk.

Honorary pallbearers will be R. L. Griffin, family and friends.

She was born May 6, 1945 in Dawson.

She was preceded in death by her father, Benny Lee Alexander; and a brother.
Survivors include her mother, Rosie Alexander Harris; children, Francesca L. Henry, Cheryl Alexander, Geraldine (Herman) Sample, Aleshia Henry and Demarr (Stella) Henry; 12 grandchildren; sisters, Martha Alexander and Carolyn Alexander; brothers, James Alexander, Rickey Alexander and Charles Alexander; and a host of devoted friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Clydia (Bateman) Henry

Clydia Henry, 76, died Monday, July 6, 1998, at a Wichita Falls nursing home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Wichita Falls, 809 Harding St., with the Rev. R. M. Castle, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery under the direction of Young and Company Funeral Home.

Mrs. Henry was born Sept. 8, 1921, in Dawson, Texas. She was a cook and a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. She had lived in Wichita Falls for 61 years, coming from Dawson.

Survivors include her husband, J. T. Henry of Wichita Falls; a daughter, Gean Henry of San Antonio, Texas; a son, James Henry of Denver, Colo.; and a brother, Ramzie Bateman of Wichita Falls.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The family will be at 914 Gerald Street in Wichita Falls.
 


Jeanna Michelle Hernandez

Jeanna Michelle Hernandez, 28, of Powell passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are pending.

She was born April 14, 1972 in Waxahachie. She was a waitress.

Survivors include her sons, Artemo Hernandez Jr. of Pueblo, Colo., Jesse Manuel Hernandez and Justin Ihlenfeldt, both of Powell; daughters, Jennifer Hernandez of Powell and Courtney LaMire of Azle; parents, Denver and Carla Tompkins of Powell; brothers, Donald Wayne Tompkins of Frost and Steve Tompkins; sister, Katrina Tompkins of Powell; and grandparents, Terri Hickman of Waxahachie and Lorene Tompkins of Chaffee, Mo.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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(March 16 2001)

Jeanna Michelle Hernandez, 28, of Powell passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Chapel. Interment will be at Hughes Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Joey Hickman, Mark Shaw, Corey Graham, Kevin Newman, David Gryder and Freddie Gryder.

She was born April 14, 1972 in Waxahachie. She was a waitress.

Survivors include her sons, Artemo Hernandez Jr. of Pueblo, Colo., Jesse Manuel Hernandez and Justin Ihlenfeldt, both of Powell; daughters, Jennifer Hernandez of Powell and Courtney LaMire of Azle; parents, Denver and Carla Tompkins of Powell; brothers, Donald Wayne Tompkins of Frost and Steve Tompkins; sister, Katrina Tompkins of Powell; and grandparents, Terri Hickman of Waxahachie and Lorene Tompkins of Chaffee, Mo.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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March 17

Jeanna Michelle Hernandez, 28, of Powell passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Chapel with Rev. Gary Webster officiating. Interment will be at Hughes Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Joey Hickman, Mark Shaw, Corey Graham, Kevin Newman, David Gryder and Freddie Gryder.

She was born April 14, 1972 in Waxahachie. She was a waitress. She had an outgoing personality and a very devoted love for her kids. She was loved by all who knew her amd will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her sons, Artemo Hernandez Jr. of Pueblo, Colo., Jesse Manuel Hernandez and Justin Ihlenfeldt, both of Powell; daughters, Jennifer Hernandez of Powell and Courtney LaMire of Azle; parents, Denver and Carla Tompkins of Powell; brothers, Donald Wayne Tompkins of Frost and Steve Tompkins of Chicago, Il.; sister, Katrina Tompkins of Powell; and grandparents, Terri Hickman of Waxahachie and Lorene Tompkins of Chaffee, Mo.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Frances T. Hernandez

FORT WORTH -- Frances T. Hernandez, 65, a homemaker, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Rosary: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Frances T. Hernandez was born on Jan. 12, 1935, in Corsicana, Texas.

Survivors: Husband, John Hernandez of Fort Worth; sons, John Hernandez and his wife, Margaret, of Burleson, Frank Charles Hernandez and his wife, Mary Ann, of San Antonio and Julio Hernandez and his wife, Melissa, of Fort Worth; daughters, Mary Hernandez and her husband, Ben, Linda Soto and her husband, Joe and Sharon Hernandez-Oca and son, Jesse Raymond Oca, all of Fort Worth; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Laurel Land Funeral Home-Fort Worth, 7100 Crowley Road


R. B. Herrin

R. B. Herrin, 88, of Corsicana passed away Friday, July 13, 2001 in Corsicana.
Graveside services were held Sunday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Mr. Herrin was born Oct. 24, 1912 in Navarro County. He sold eggs. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Herrin and his sister, K.C. Wallace.
Mr. Herrin is survived by nephews Mike Wallace of Corsicana and Wayne Wallace of Long Mount, Colo.; and nieces Carol Allen of Corsicana and Peggy Shaefer and husband John of Alamogorda, N.M.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Neil Herring

KENNEDALE -- Neil Herring, 60, a retired printing supervisor for AISD, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000, in Kennedale.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Friday in Parkdale Cemetery, Arlington.

Neil Herring was born Aug. 5, 1940, in Navarro County. He retired after 39 years of service with the Arlington Independent School District. He was a member of Central Baptist Church of Mansfield.

Survivors: Son, Michael Neil Herring of Mansfield; daughters, Belinda Herring of Watauga and Brandi Herring of Mansfield; sisters, Hazel Thomas of Shreveport, La., and Dorothy Congleton of Arlington; brother, J. W. Herring of Arlington; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Moore Funeral Home-N. Davis Drive, Arlington, TX


Dolly L. Herron

PORTALES, N.M. (Special) Graveside services for Dolly L. Herron, 100, of Clovis, N.M., will be at 2 p.m. MDT today at Portales Cemetery with Tom Gilmore officiating.

Burial is under the direction of Hammons Funeral Home in Littlefield.

Herron died Sunday, May 2, 1999, at Harmonee Nursing Home in Amherst following a lengthy illness.

She was born Oct. 21, 1898, in Corsicana and married Claude Herron on March 4, 1938, in Frederick, Okla. The couple lived near House, N.M., for more than 25 years before moving to Clovis in the late 1960s.

She was a homemaker, a member of the Quay County Extension Club and an avid quilter. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall Church in Clovis and was honored by her family on her 100th birthday last year.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1989 and three children, Thelma Cecil, Louise Johnston and Bob Herron.

Survivors include seven grandchildren, Bobby Wagley of Littlefield, Judy Sours of Grady, N.M., Jim Herron of Limon, Colo., Sue Gray of Portales, Kay Johnston of Clovis, N.M., Bobby Johnston of Mayhill, N.M., and Don Cecil of Georgia; a niece, Mollie Snipes of House, N.M.; two nephews, Darwin Miller and Ron Miller of Corsicana, 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.


Willie V. Herron

Willie V. Herron, 84, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church, 308 E. 11th Ave., with the Rev. C. M. Young Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Christopher Herron, Paul Williams, Jesse Williams, Bruce Anderson, James Williams and Tommy Earl Sims.

Mrs. Herron was born March 12, 1916 in Chatfield. She was an Avon representative for 31 years. She was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church where she served as president of the Women with Purpose Ministry. She was also a member of the senior choir and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Lodge.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Henry Herron; son, Jimmy Don Herron; and siblings, Lenora Cephus, Bessie Herron, Jessie Williams and Leon Williams.

Mrs. Herron is survived by her grandchildren, Christopher D. Herron, Glynniece A. Herron, Vivian D. Anderson and Vanessa Williams; great-grandchildren, Christina Williams and Bruce C. Anderson; daughter-in-law, Bertha A. Herron; nieces, Betty J. Madkins, Helen R. Haynes, Johnnie Mae Jones, Delois J. Donnell, Marie Blair and Luvenia Williams; nephews, Tommy D. Sims, William L. Herron, Melvin Williams, Gary Williams, Larry Williams, Leon Williams, Paul Williams, James Williams and Jessie Williams; sisters-in-law, Marie Williams and M.T. Williams; and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Lovie (Rodgers) Hider
March 3, 1907 - Jan 3, 2001

Lovie Rodgers Hider, 93, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001 at Mel-Haven Convalescent Center.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 409 N. Third St., with the Rev. Dairy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Willie G. Hider Sr., Sam McDonald Sr., Ricky Roberts, Raymond Rogers, James Roberts and deacons of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Mrs. Hider was born March 3, 1907 in Bastrop. She was a faithful member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, serving as Sunday School teacher, mission society, pastor's aide, usher board and also served on the citywide usher society.

She was preceded in death by her son, Irvin Hider.

Mrs. Hider is survived by her daughters, Jo Ann King of Dallas and Bernice McDonald and son-in-law Sam C. McDonald Sr. of Corsicana; sons, Willie G. Hider Sr. of Corsicana, Raymond Rogers of Seabrook, Md. and Timothy Chappell Jr. of Dallas; 28 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Willie George Hider Sr
March 9, 1924 - June 6, 2001

Willie G. Hider

Willie G. Hider, 75, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2001 at Mel-Haven Convalescent Center.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 409 N. Third St. with the Rev. Dairy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Mr. Hider was born March 9, 1924 in Granger.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lovie Hider; and brother, Ervin Hider.

Mr. Hider is survived by his son, Willie G. Hider of Corsicana; daughter, Mary Whitfield of Corsicana; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Bernice and Sam McDonald of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Marva Rogers of Seabrook, Md.; aunt, Bessie Rogers of Corsicana; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Edith (Welch) Higginbotham
July 15, 1910 - June 14, 2001

Edith Higginbotham, 90, of Tyler, formerly of Kerens, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2001 at Hospice Home Place.

Visitation will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Lloyd James Funeral Home, 1011 East First Street, Tyler.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Lloyd James Funeral Chapel with Bro. Tommy Payne officiating. Interment will follow at 4 p.m. at Bazette Cemetery north of Kerens.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Wesley Hodo, Don Welch, Fred Grice, Fred Jacobs, and S.M.S. William F. Skelton.

Mrs. Higginbotham was born July 15, 1910 in Denton Texas. She was a homemaker and seamstress living in Smith County since 1982 when she moved from Kerens. She was a member of Carpenter's Cross Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Higginbotham in 1986; son, Raymond (Buck) Higginbotham; granson, Michael Jo Higginbotham; great-granddaughter, Dana Wynelle Hobbs; brother, Jimmy Welch; and sister, Belle McCracken.

Mrs. Higginbotham is survived by her children, Helen Hogg of Lyons, Elmer J. Higginbotham of Palestine, Farrington Marvin Higginbotham of Lancaster, Ruth Hodo of Tyler, Laura Welch of Lancaster, Lourine Jacobs of Mesquite, Weldon Higginbotham of Corsicana, Barbara Grice of Corsicana, and Thomas W. Higginbotham of Gilmer; brother, Richard D. Welch; sisters, Nellie Crumb of Corsicana and Dollie Skelton of Palestine; 30 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Carpenter's Cross Baptist Church, 18110 FM 344 W., Flint, Texas 75762.

Arrangements by Lloyd James Funeral Home, Tyler.


Alletha Jane (Thompson) Hightower 

Death of Old Resident
The aged wife, Aletha Jane Thompson Hightower, of R. Hightower of Frost died Tuesday, (?) Nov 17, 1914. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock., Rev. W. J. Aiken of Brandon conducting the services, after which the remains were conveyed to the Frost cemetery followed by a long funeral procession.
Aletha Jane Thompson nee Hightower, was born June 11, 1828 at Tuscaloosa, AL. From there she moved with her parents to Chickasaw County, Miss where on Dec 18, 1850 she was married to R. Hightower, who still survives her at the age of nearly 96 years. Mr. and Mrs. Hightower came to Texas in 1858 setting in Red River County from which county they moved in 1868 to Kaufman County, and in the fall of 1866 they moved to Navarro County with Mr. Hightower's nephew, R. J. Sanders. Since then Mr. and Mrs. Hightower have been living south of Frost.

The public school was dismissed an hour Wednesday morning for the funeral. A large number of friends and relatives from different parts of the state were here Wednesday to attend the funeral.

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Jennie (Fergus) Hightower
 

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Lina Kay Hilbrand
June 8, 1936 - Dec 4, 2000

Lina Kay Hilbrand, 64, of Hubbard passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2000 in a Waco hospital.

Family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Wade Funeral Chapel with Pastor Cynthia Lee officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

Pallbearers will be James Patton Hilbrand, Andrew Charles Leigh, Carson H. Green III, Carl Reid Gentry, Thomas Earl Gentry and Terrance John Leigh.

Mrs. Hilbrand was born June 8, 1936 in Wheeling, W.V. She was reared in the Rio Grande Valley. She had been a resident of Hubbard one year and formerly lived in El Paso since November 1959. She was a teacher's aid at Ysleta public schools for 17 years, having retired in 1994. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was a good Christian woman with a heart for volunteer work. She loved working with children and special needs children. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Hubbard and had been a member of Vista Ysleta United Methodist Church in El Paso for eight years.

Mrs. Hilbrand is survived by her husband, Merlin Frederick Hilbrand of Hubbard; children, Elizabeth Melinda Green of El Paso, Kay Charlotte Owens and husband Michael of El Paso, Fred Charles Hilbrand and wife Celia of Greenville, Merlin Lee Hilbrand and wife Sylvia Christine of Tyler, and Susie Grace Cabrera and husband Joey of El Paso; sister, Margaret Gentry and husband Carl of Hubbard; and 13 grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or First United Methodist Church of Hubbard.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


H. W. "Bobbie" Hill

Ft. Worth Star Telegram
WICHITA FALLS -- H.W. "Bobbie" Hill, 71, a homemaker, died Monday, June 12, 2000 in Wichita Falls.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Chapel. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Mrs. H.W. Hill was born on Feb. 3, 1929 in Frost, Texas.

Survivors: Daughter, Sherry Stanford of Wichita Falls; granddaughter, Jennifer McMurry of Henrietta; grandsons, Jason and James Hill of Fort Worth and Michael Stanford of Wichita Falls; great-grandson, Tyler McMurry of Henrietta; sister, Yvonne Reynolds of Plano; brother, Robert Roberson of Cisco; and several nieces and nephews.


Edna Pearl (Smith) Hill

Edna Smith Hill, 88, died Tuesday. She was born July 29, 1912, in Barry, Texas.

Mrs. Hill was raised at Payne Springs and graduated from Mabank High School in 1931. She was a member of First Baptist Church since August 1955.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Hubbard L. Hill of Garland; son and daughter-in-law, Hubbard M. and Cheryl Hill of Nacogdoches, Texas; son, Donald S. Hill of Houston; three grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

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  • TXBI: HILL DONALD SMITH 09-22-1943 m DALLAS EDNA PEARL SMITH HUBBARD LAFAYETTE HILL Add


Louise (Johnson) Hill
June 24, 1907 - Mar 17, 1989

Dallas Morning News - 3/19/1998
HILL, LOUISE J., of Dallas, born June 24, 1907 in Corsicana, TX, passed away March 17, 1989. She was preceded in death by her husband, James K. Hill & son, James K. Hill Jr., and her brother Harlin Johnson. Louise moved to Dallas from Corsicana in the 1930's; she was a charter member of White Rock United Methodist Church; a member of Edwin J. Kiest Eastern Star & a number of other organizations in Dallas. After the death of her husband, Louise owned & ran J. K. Hill Naphtha Company for 25 years. She is survived by her daughter Patricia A. Willis of Dallas, granddaughters & spouses, Tracy and Mike Thornton of Mesquite and Tammy & Jeff Minze of Ovilla, TX; 3 great-grandchildren, Matthew & Kaitlyn Thornton and Morgan Minze and extended family and many, many friends. Services 11:00 A.M. Friday, March 20, 1998, SPARKMAN/CRANE FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL. Dr. James B. Palmer, Sr., officiating. Interment Restland Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Thursday evening, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


James Edwyn Hinkle 
Aug 16, 1920 - Jan 13, 2001

James Edwyn Hinkle, 80, of Blooming Grove passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001 at the Dallas VA Hospital after a long illness.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Cynthia Lee officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Don Sheppard, Kelly Smith, Ralph Dozier, Tim Hinkle, Don Hinkle and Bob Bray.

Mr. Hinkle was born Aug. 16, 1920 in Springtown. He attended schools in Parker and Navarro counties including the Frost and Blooming Grove school districts. He graduated high school in Emhouse before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1939. After Marine boot camp, he volunteered for China duty and was sent to Peking, China as a legation guard at the U.S. Embassy. Under the clouds of imminent war, the U.S. Embassy was being evacuated when the Japanese took the Marine guards prisoner on Dec. 8, 1941. It was the beginning of four years as a Japanese prisoner at Wusung, China and Kawasaki, Japan, where he had been moved in August 1943 for forced labor in the steel mills.

After surviving beatings, malnutrition and several diseases including beriberi and pneumonia, he and other prisoners were abandoned by their guards in August 1945. Aboard the USS Missouri, he witnessed the formal surrender of the Japanese government in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2, 1945. After convalescence at a military hospital in California and leave on the family farm west of Barry, he returned to the Marine Corps, posted in Annapolis, Md., he met and married Florence Schmitt, who was serving in the Navy in Washington.

Prior to his retirement as a gunnery sergeant in 1959, he was posted in the Mariana Islands, Korea during that conflict and several Marine bases in Southern California. After retirement and graduation from San Diego State University, he worked for the U.S. Navy as a civilian logistics officer. After his second retirement, he raised exotic birds in a commercial aviary that he operated on his avocado farm near San Marcos, Calif.

After the death of his beloved "Smitty" in 1996, he moved back to Blooming Grove. A Mason, he became active in the Blooming Grove Masonic Lodge and was also commissioned a warrant officer in the Texas Guard.

Mr. Hinkle is survived by his children, Jamie McClure of Corsicana, Anette Brines of Salt Lake City, Utah and Jan Hinkle of West Union, Iowa; grandchildren, Jay Bass, Carl Brines, Mariah Hinkle, Tim Hinkle, Sheila Hinkle, Tiffany Hinkle and Shallan Hinkle; brothers, Darrell Hinkle, Hollis Hinkle and Richard Hinkle; and sisters, Avis Bailey, Carolyn Gillen and Diane Richards.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove.

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Loyd V. Hinton

Loyd V. Hinton, 63, of Mt. Calm passed away Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000 at a Waco hospital.

Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Antioch Cemetery.

Mr. Hinton was born Aug. 22, 1937 in Granbury. He was reared in Cleburne and had been a resident of Mt. Calm for the past 20 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Hinton Sr.; and four brothers.

Mr. Hinton is survived by his brothers, Frank R. Hinton Jr. of Silsbee and Julian Hinton of Richardson; sister, Geneva Turner of Hico; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Monsivais Hipolita

MONSIVAIS HIPOLITA of Dallas. Born August 13, 193S in Rice and passed away March 22, 2001 in Dallas. She is survived by son, Johnny Ray Monsivais, daughter, Stephani C. Monsivais, grandchildren, Jesus, Johnny Ray, Jr., and Angelina, 20 brothers & sisters and dear friends, Pauline Garcia, Lupe Garcia and Linda Partida. Visitation is 10a.m. to 9p.m., Friday March 23, 2001 at the funeral home with a rosary at 7:00p.m. in the chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11a.m., Saturday March 24, 2001 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Earnesto Torres officiating. Interment following at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park. Lauren Oaks Funeral Home & Cemetery 12649 Lake June Road @ LBJ Mesquite (972) 288-4663 see also www.legacy.com


Lewis Page Hodge
abt 1892 Feb 12, 1978

Lewis P. Hoge

Chatfield. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Chatfield Methodist Church for Lewis P. Hodge, 86, resident of Chatfield, who died Sunday [Feb. 12, 1978] at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Pat Whittemore will officiate, with burial following at the Old Chatfield Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Wilma Kimble of Corsicana, granddaughter, Mrs. Gary McMullan of Denton, four brothers, Otey Hodge of Jacksboro, J. M. Hodge, J. P. Hodge and George Hodge, sister Mrs. C. H. Carmichael, all of Chatfield.
Pallbearers will be Jim Hodge, James H. Gill, Mack Burkhead, Bob Jones, Joe Hodge and Rob Jones.

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Annie Louise (Lipsey) Hodge

Annie Louise Hodge, 87, of Gun Barrel City passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001 in Gun Barrel City.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother James Howard officiating. Interment will follow at Payne Springs Cemetery at 4:30 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Samuel Newman, Joseph Newman, Maegan Newman, Ray Cornelius, Bill Brown, LeRoy Pate and Bill Hamby. Honorary pallbearers will be Odis Capehart and Bill McGary.

Mrs. Hodge was born June 19, 1914 in Hubbard. She was a member of First Assembly of God in Corsicana. She and her husband pastored Assembly of God churches in Corsicana, Payne Springs, Eustace, Mankin and others.

She was preceded in death by her husband, S. A. Hodge; and six brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Hodge is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Wayne Tillotson of Mabank; brother and sister-in-law, Cecil and Helen Lipsey of Waco; granddaughter and husband, Lillie Louise and Samuel Newman of Dallas; great-grandson, Joseph Wayne Newman of Mabank; great-granddaughter, Maegan Nicole Newman of Dallas; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Aubrey Arnold Hodge

Aubrey Arnold Hodge, 79, of Malakoff passed away Monday, March 26, 2001 at an Athens hospital.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Tomlinson Funeral Chapel. The masons and the VFW veterans will provide rites and honors at the graveside.

Pallbearers will be Lynn Rogers, Randy Monroe, Gary Howard, Tony Chandaris, Ricky Baker and Dennis Dixon. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons.

Mr. Hodge was born Feb. 28, 1922 in Chitister, Ark. He married Wanda Lee Stovall Aug. 26, 1948 in Dallas. Mr. Hodge was the owner and operator of AA Hodge Construction Company for 53 years, retiring in 1990. He was a residential home builder. He served in the Army/Air Force during World War Ii as a first lieutenant. His specialties were in navigation and radar bombardier. He navigated B17 and B29 aircraft over land and seas by use of dead reckoning, pilotage and celestial methods. He was a member of the Methodist faith. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 56 Tannehill in Dallas and the VFW Post No. 4376 in Seven Points.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Wanda Lee Stovall Hodge on Feb. 6, 1989; parents, Charles Newton "Charlie" and Dora Belle Scott Hodge; and sister and brother-in-law, Lee and Charles Fulling.

Mr. Hodge is survived by his sons, Charles Aubrey "Chuck" Hodge of Titusville, Fla. and Michael Charles Hodge of Malakoff; daughters, Donna Marie Hodge of Round Rock, Sonja Darlene Hodge Baker of Malakoff and Pat Hodge Hustead of Cross Roads; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Tomlinson Funeral Home of Malakoff


Claude Byron Holcomb ( 1906 - 1998 )

June 11, 1998
Claude Holcomb
PASADENA -- Claude Holcomb, 91, father of a Snyder resident, died Tuesday in Pasadena.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana. Burial will be at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Denton.

Mr. Holcomb was born in Taylor and formerly lived in Corsicana. He was a minister at North Beaton Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Edwina Holcomb; one son, Tom Holcomb of Snyder; two daughters, Frances Armour of Dallas and Mary Nell Hasty of Pasadena; three stepsons, Rennie Schackmann of La Porte, Randy Schackmann of Burbank, Calif., and Rodney Schackmann of Portland, Ore.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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  • Holcomb Claude Byron 14 Dec 1906 09 Jun 9 1998


Leonard Raymond Hold

Leonard Raymond Hold, 64, of Wortham passed away Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000 at his residence following a lengthy illness.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Wortham with the Rev. Martha Bessac and the Rev. Connie McClinton officiating. Interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery.

Mr. Hold was born April 5, 1936 in Lufkin. He was a Texas A&M graduate.
Mr. Hold is survived by his wife, Glenda Hold of Wortham; daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and David Hale of Corsicana; and son and daughter-in-law, Kyle and Gayle Hold of Longview.
Arrangements by Porter Chapel of Wortham.


Grace (Frost) Holder

Services for Grace Frost Holder, 78, of Lubbock will at 2 p.m. today at W. W. Rix Chapel with the Rev. T.L. Garrett, George Thompson, and Floyd Holder officiating.

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

She died Sunday, June 6, 1999, at Covenant Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 22, 1920, in Wortham. She married Floyd Holder on Dec. 30, 1954, in Lawton, Okla. She was a graduate of Richland High School and attended the University of Maryland, East Texas State University and Texas Tech University. She had been a Lubbock resident since 1973 and belonged to South Plains Christian Fellowship.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Phyllis Reppen of Panama City, Fla., Charla Hamill of Lubbock and Pamela Loftin of Denver, Colo.; a son, David Holder of Denton; a sister, Dorothy Gunn of Richland; and eight grandchildren.


Leora "Topsy" (Arp) Holditch
Mar 21, 1901 - Jan 26, 2001

Leora Holditch

Leora Holditch, 99, of Corsicana, formerly of Blooming Grove, passed away Friday, Jan. 26, 2001 in Corsicana.

Vistation will be 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Holditch was born March 21, 1901 in Barry.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fenner Thomas Holditch; daughter, Geralden Letzler; and son, Murry Wayne Holditch.

Mrs. Holditch is survived by son-in-law Frank G. Letzler of Waco; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove.


Vaida Holland

Vaida Holland, 90, a resident of Navarro County and Corsicana since the 1920s, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2001 at a nursing home in Grand Prairie.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with Bro. Mike Sellers officiating.

Ms. Holland was born July 3, 1910 in Alabama.

She was preceded in death by her parents, T. W. Holland and Elizebeth Hodge Holland; three brothers, Bryan Holland, Hubert Holland, and Aubie Holland; and two sisters, Vash Holland Bell and Vera Holland Green Layfield.

Ms. Holland is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Sammie Lee (Green) Lynch-Holliefield
Mar 11, 1926 - Jan 2, 2001

Sammie Hollifield

Sammie Hollifield of Blooming Grove passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001 at her residence. Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

Notes:

  • Wife of Thomas Henry Lynch & Buford Holliefield; Daughter of Rufus Hardy Green & Mary Pearl (Brannon) Green
  • Marker Photo at Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Navarro County, Texas
  • SSDI:
SAMMIE L HOLLIEFIELD 11 Mar 1926 02 Jan 2001 (V) 76626 (Blooming Grove, Navarro, TX) 461-32-8941 Texas

 


Catherine Hollingsworth

Catherine Hollingsworth, 84, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2001, at her residence.

Graveside services will be 9 a.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Sellers officiating.

Mrs. Hollingsworth was born Oct. 15, 1916, in Corpus Christi.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. John L. Hollingsworth in 1972; grandsons, John Hollingsworth and William Hollingsworth.

She is survived by sons, Dr. Bill and Gloria Hollingsworth, Dr. Jack and Becky Hollingsworth, all of Corsicana, Dr. John and Linda Hollingsworth of Dallas; daughter, Mary and Dr. Charles Williams of Dallas; sister, Mary Alice and Lonnie Hudkins of Buffalo, New York; 13 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews; special care givers, Hilda Castillo and Bessie Bell and close friend Letha Webb of Austin.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

 


Cecil (Calwell) Hollingsworth

Cecil Hollingsworth

Cecil Hollingsworth, 87, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, in Corsicana.
Services were 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Brother Grady Cashion officiating. Burial was at Dresden Cemetery.
Pallbearers were nephews.

Mrs. Hollingsworth was born Nov. 8, 1913, in Raleigh Community.
She was preceded in death by husband, Harvey Hollingsworth and child.
She is survived by a number of neices and nephews.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Child was Fredia Ione Hollingsworth (b&d on 14 March 1941 - Dresden Cemetery)


Pearl (Brown) Holloway
Oct 7, 1903 - Aug 15, 2001

Pearl Holloway, 97, of Boerne and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001 at her residence.

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

Services will be 9 a.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Steve Orbison officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.

Mrs. Holloway was born Oct. 7, 1903 in Oletha to John and Viola Brown. She was a member of the Church of Christ and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernie Holloway; son, John Holloway; and daughters, Bernice Matthews and Lucille Johnston.

Mrs. Holloway is survived by her daughters, Edna White of Natalia and Nellie Morgan of Springfield, Mo.; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home


Otis Holloway, Jr.

FORT WORTH -- Otis Holloway Jr., 82, a retired bank courier, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday at The Greenway Church, 1816 Delga St., Fort Worth. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery.

Otis Holloway Jr. was born Sept. 3, 1918, in Kerens. He was an I. M. Terrell Graduate. Brother Holloway was a former superintendent of the Sunday school and a member of the Brotherhood at the Greenway Church. He worked for Gateway National Bank for more than 20 years, retiring in 1977.

Survivors: Sons, Otis Holloway III (Annie) and Paul Holloway, both of Dallas, and Roger Walker (Evelyn) of Temple; daughters, Ella Ruth Busby (Wilmer) of Mexia, and Shirley Miller (Virgil), Trudy Darden (Charlie) and Vanessa Carter, all of Fort Worth; 22 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren; and other family members and friends.

Baker Funeral Home, Fort Worth

Notes:

  • This is NOT the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, TX


Amelia May (Ferguson) Alford
Feb 7, 1872 - Apr 10, 1940

DAILY SUN
Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
Wednesday, 10 April 1940

Mrs. M.F. Alford, aged 68 years, longtime resident of Corsicana, died Wednesday morning at 5 o'clock at her home, 1624 West Third avenue, after a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W.R. Hall, pastor of First Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Alford suffered a stroke of paralysis Friday night and was discovered in an unconscious condition Saturday morning. Her condition grew steadily worse.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Maggie Bell Williams, Emhouse, and Mrs. Louise Douglas, Houston; two sons, Eugene Alford and Troy Alford, both of Wichita Falls; five brothers, Herbert Ferguson, Wichita Falls; Arthur Ferguson, Cheneyboro; Clarence Ferguson, Shreveport; Joe Ferguson, Corsicana, and E.O. Ferguson, Shreveport, and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jack Megarity, Allen Edens, Frank Seely, George Roxborough, Wade Smith and R. Arthur Caldwell.

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MRS. M. R. ALFORD PASSED AWAY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING

Mrs. M. F. Alford, aged 68 years, longtime resident of Corsicana, died Wednesday morning at 5 o’clock at her home, 1624 West Third Avenue, after a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Interment will be in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of First Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Alford suffered, a stroke of paralysis Friday night and was discovered in an unconscious condition Saturday morning. Her condition grew steadily worse.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Maggie Bell Williams, Emhouse, and Mrs. Louise Douglas, Houston, two sons, Eugene Alford, and Troy Alford, both of Wichita Falls; five brothers, Herbert Ferguson, Wichita Falls; Arthur Ferguson, Cheneyboro; Clarence Ferguson, Shreveport; Joe Ferguson, Corsicana, and E. O. Ferguson, Shreveport, and four grandchildren.

Pallbearer will be Jack Megarity, Allen Edens, Frank Seely, George Roxborough, Wade Smith and R. Arthur Caldwell.

Honorary Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Notes:

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Condition Critical Following Stroke

Mrs. W. F. Alford, 1624 West Third Avenue, is in critical condition at her home following a stroke of paralysis apparently sustained Friday night. She was discovered by neighbors and relatives Saturday in an unconscious condition after efforts to telephone the house had failed. It was believed the stroke was sustained during the electrical storm Friday night or early Saturday morning, as she was partially dressed and a light was burning.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr 8, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Thomas Alford per Charles Troy Alford’s death certificate
  • (death certificate says Amelia May monument says May F.—obit says M. F. son Charles Troy’s death certificate says Mary Frances )

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. M. F. ALFORD ARE HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. M. F. Alford, aged 68 years, who died early Wednesday morning, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Interment was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Alford suffered a stroke of paralysis Friday night or early Saturday morning.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Maggie Bell Williams, Emhouse, and Mrs. Louise Douglas, Houston; two sons, Eugene Alford and Troy Alford, both of Wichita Falls; five brothers, Herbert Ferguson, Wichita Falls; Arthur Ferguson, Cheneyboro; Clarence Ferguson, Shreveport; Joe Ferguson, Corsicana, and E. C. Ferguson, Shreveport, and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jack Megarity, Allen Edens, Frank Seely, George Roxborough, Wade Smith and Will Thompson.

Notes:


Laura Virginia (Driver) Geaslin
Apr 1, 1927 - Mar 11, 2009

Laura Virginia Geaslin of Conroe, TX will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 2:30 P.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Christopher Plant officiating. Interment will be on Monday, March 16, 2009 at Grape Creek Cemetery in Navarro County. The family will receive friends at Conroe Funeral Directors on Friday, March 13, 2009 from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. with a Rosary being held at 6:00 P.M. Virginia was born on April 1, 1927 in Dallas, TX and passed away at her home in Conroe on Wednesday, March 11, 2009. She is survived by her loving husband and best friend of 62 years, Brian Geaslin, Sr.; Children, Judie Geaslin Fitch, Brian Geaslin, Jr., Paul Geaslin, Johnese Geaslin Alexander, Kyle Geaslin, and Kathie Geaslin Hahn; Children-in-law, Charles Fitch, Jeannette Geaslin, Terry Geaslin, John Alexander, Liz Geaslin and David Hahn; Grandchildren, John Fitch, Shane Geaslin, Aimee Alexander Checketts, Laura Fitch, LaraBeth Alexander McElyea, Robin Geaslin, Christina Hahn, and Eric Geaslin; Great grandchildren, Ashton Alexander, Matthew Fitch, Lukas McElyea, Iain Checketts and Evan McElyea; nephew, Mark Denney. Virginia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and beloved friend who will be dearly missed by all her family and friends. She loved to travel and enjoyed many European trips. Virginia loved to cook and was well known for her gourmet recipes. In 1998, she became a Master Gardener and enjoyed many years of lovingly tending to her gardens. Virginia was a devout Catholic who believed that she was put earth to know, love and serve the Lord. She was a gracious woman who was loved by all who knew her.

Updated: 03.12.09
The Courier of Montgomery County

 


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