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Alisa Sepedy

Alisa Sepedy, infant, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001 at Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Calvary Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Williams officiating.

Survivors include her parents, Ali and Inrie Sepedy of Corsicana; brother, Raddy Sepedy of Corsicana; and grandparents, Ikemo and Liou Manuere of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.


Edward R. 'Ted' Shadix
Mar 6, 1907 - Jun 9, 2001

Edward R. "Ted" Shadix, 94, of McKinney and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2001 at his residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the family officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Mr. Shadix was born March 6, 1907 in Weatherford, Okla. to John Alexander and Elizabeth Jane Shadix. He was retired from the City of Corsicana where he was an equipment mechanic.

He was preceded in death by his daughters, Juanita Elizabeth Shadix and Jo Ann Shadix; and sons, Buford Armon Shadix, Carl Arnold Shadix and Charles Franklin Shadix.

He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Lucile Nichols Shadix of McKinney; sons and daughters-in-law, Edward Lee and Charlene Shadix and Earnest Ray and Felicia Shadix, all of Avinger; John Anthony and Georgia Shadix of Arlington, Richard Junior Shadix of Corsicana and Raymond Earl and Melba Shadix of Amarillo; daughter-in-law, Shirley Jean Shadix of Oklahoma City, Okla.; daughters, Shirley Fay Rutz and Joyce McQueary, both of McKinney; brother, Bob Shadix of Duncanville; 25 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
 


Eunie Lucile "Celie" (Nichols) Shadix
Oct 13, 1909 - Sep 17, 2001

Eunie Lucile "Celie" Nichols Shadix, 91, of McKinney and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Sept. 17, 2001 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with family officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Shadix was born Oct. 13, 1909 in Sherman, Miss. to John Thomas and Fanny E. Nichols. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, Edward R. "Ted" Shadix in June 2001; daughters, Juanita Elizabeth Shadix and Jo Ann Shadix; and sons, Buford Armon Shadix, Carl Arnold Shadix and Charles Franklin Shadix.

Mrs. Shadix is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Edward Lee and Charlene Shadix and Earnest Ray and Felicia Shadix, all of Avinger, John Anthony and Georgia Shadix of Arlington, and Raymond Earl and Melba Shadix of Amarillo; son, Richard Junior Shadix of Corsicana, daughters, Shirley Fay Rutz and Joyce McQueary, both of McKinney; daughter-in-law, Shirley Jean Shadix of Oklahoma City, Okla.; 25 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Myke Del Shannon
Sep 9, 1950 - Dec 9, 2000

Myke Del Shannon, 50, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday Dec. 9, 2000 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Modrall Cemetery with Rev. Blaine Greene officiating.

Mr. Shannon was born Sept. 9, 1950 in Corpus Christi. He was a highway construction worker and a veteran.

Mr. Shannon is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dale Lincycomb of Denison; daughter Angela D. Shannon of Arlington; son and daughter-in-law J'mi and Marla Shannon of Jacksonville, N.C.; step sister, Brenda Gale of New York; sisters, Brenda Gale Evans of Dallas, Jacqueline Reyes of Corsicana and Renee Roberts of Portland, Ore.; grandson, Keith Alexander Burdo, Jr. of Arlington; step-grandchildren, Amber, Charlie and Justin Sharp, all of Dallas; ex-wife, Anita McFadden of Arlington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Maudine Sharp

Maudine Sharp, 94, passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, in Corsicana.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Ms. Sharp was born Oct. 27, 1906.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.


Herbert Ray Shelton
Nov 27, 1921 - Dec 22, 1975

H. R. Shelton
Funeral services were to be held today at 1 p.m. for Herbert R. Shelton, 54, who died Monday in Dallas. Services will be held in the Frost Methodist Church and Rev. Woody Flynt, will officiate. Burial will be in Frost Cemetery. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Helen Shelton, Leduc, Alberta, Canada; one daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Ferguson, Canada; one sister, Mrs. Winona Dowdy, Garland; four brothers; J. E. Shelton, Nacona; Mack Shelton, Dublin, and Rev. W. J. Shelton and Kyle Shelton, both of Fort Worth. Shelton was a native of Frost and a member of the Frost Methodist Church. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Brady Funeral Home, Frost.

Notes:

  • View Obituary Clipping

  • SSDI: Herbert Shelton; 27 Nov 1921; Dec 1975; 450-42-0603; TX

  • WWII Biography

  • Navarro Co. Birth Index: Herbert Ray Shelton, son of James E. Shelton & Charles Etta McAfee: 11/27/1921

  • WWII - Navarro County History; Volume 3, pg 343.
    SHELTON, HERBERT RAY
    Cpl. Herbert Ray Shelton, son of J. E. and Etta Shelton of Frost. Married to Helen Shelton of Canada. Attended Frost High School. Entered the U.S. Army in 1942, serving with the 36th Div., Brownwood, Texas. Served in Europe Received the Bronze Star and an honorable discharge.

  • Death Certificate

  • Submitted by Edward L. Williams

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Herbert Ray Shelton
Nov 27, 1921 - Dec 22, 1975

SERVICES HELD FOR H.R. SHELTON

Funeral services for Herbert Ray Shelton, 54, were held Tuesday, Dec. 23, in the frost Methodist Church, with the Rev. Woody Flynt, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in the Frost Cemetery. Both services were under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home of Frost.

Shelton, who lived in Duncanville, died Monday, Dec. 22, in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Dallas.

A native of Frost, Shelton was a pipeline worker and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Helen Shelton of Alberta, Canada; one daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Ferguson of Canada; one sister, Mrs. Winona Dowdy of Garland; and four brothers, J.E. Shelton of Nocona, Mack Shelton of Dublin, and the Rev. W.J. Shelton and Kyle Shelton, both of Fort Worth.

Notes:


Ruby Lynn Shelton

CORSICANA DAILY SUN
Shelton, Ruby Lynn - (1911 - 1997)
Ruby Lynn Shelton, 85, of Rice, died March 1, 1997, in Ennis. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 tonight. Services will be held Wednesday, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Jack Kyle Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in the Richland Cemetery. Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the Methodist Home in Waco. Pallbearers are Sid Schulte, Lindsey Smith, Cody Smith, Frank Wilborn, Keith Rogers and Verne St. Mars. Ms. Shelton was a life long member of Haynie Memorial Methodist Church in Rice. She was born September 17, 1911 in Rice.


Larry Philip Shepard

Larry Shepard, 47, of Ennis passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Ferman Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Percy Williamson, Tommy Marusak, Lance Horner, David Lee Williamson, Billy Barlow, Buck Truelove and David Castillo.

Mr. Shepard was born June 28, 1954 in Wills Point.

He was preceded in death by his father, Chuck Chandler.

Survivors include his mother, Margie Chandler of Ennis; daughters, Tammy Shepard and Misty Shepard, both of Garland; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Wanda Horner of Corsicana; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy and Randy Fleming of Purdon, Debbie and Percy Williamson, Dianne and Tommy Marusak and Brenda Castillo, all of Ennis, and Linda Chandler of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


James Lassie "Buddy" Sherrill
Oct 1, 1935 - Dec 9, 2000

Jimmie L. "Buddy" Sherrill, 65, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home with Jarl Jacobson and Rev. Mike Ballard officiating. Interment will follow in Kerens City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gary Holloway, J.D. Holloway, Michael Holloway, Steve Holloway, Carey Jacobson, Jarl Jacobson, Jr., Alan Thedford, Kevin Thedford, Ricky Thedford and Randy Waters.

Mr. Sherrill was born Oct. 1, 1935 in Trinidad.

He was preceded in death by brothers Emerson Sherrill and Robert Sherrill and his parents.

Mr. Sherrill is survived by sisters Mamie Holloway and Joyce Thedford, both of Corsicana, Lillie Jacobson of Salt Lake City, Utah and Velma Waters of Mesquite.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • s/o Robert Barton Sherrill and Leona Lafaye (Chidester) Sherrill-Sherrill


Johnie Gerome Shults
Feb 28, 1908 - Aug 18, 1972

Corsicana Daily Sun - Aug 20, 1972
Funeral services for Johnie Shults, 64, Rt. 1 Purdon, who drowned Friday in Lake Navarro Mills, will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home with the Rev. Cass French officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Cemetery. A native of Richland, he was retired from the DuPont Chemical Co., Houston, and had moved to a retirement home near Navarro Mills Lake in April. He is survived by his widow, Berniece; two sons, Jerry Shults of Pasadena and David Ripple of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. James Dale, Gautier, Miss.; seven grandchildren; a brother, Jack Shults of Dawson; and a sister, Mrs. T.N. (Hattie) Murray of Corsicana. Pallbearers will be Harold Sanchez, Charles Williams, Charles Murrell, Bill Murray, Murry Stewart, and N. C. Kennemore.

Notes:

  • Son of Charlie Frank & Birdie Shults

  • Richland Cemetery, Richland, Navarro Co., TX

  • Death Records Notes


Andrew Jackson Shults

Jack Shults
Funeral will be at 2: p.m. Thursday in Corley Funeral Home for Jack Shults, 62, of Dawson, who died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital. Tre Rev. David Hale will officiate, with burial in Richland Cemetery. He was a native of Navarro County, and had lived in Dawson all his live. He was a rancher and a member of the Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Frances Shults of Dawson; by two daughters, Mrs. Janis Ferrell of Longview, Mrs. Jackie Wigley of Corsicana; by [?ye] grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Hattie Murray of Corsicana; and by several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Charles Williams, Jack Doran, Darwin Green, Grover Pearson, Cloyce Floyd, and R. D. Crawford.

Notes:

 


George L. Simons

George L. Simons, 74, of Langley passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2001 in Houston.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Capps Memorial Chapel with Brother Bo Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Dew Cemetery.

Mr. Simons was born Feb. 14, 1927 in Cross Plains. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a rancher/farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Mattie Bryant Simons; daughter, Cynthia Simons of Mexia, Vera Simons and Judy Kear, both of Fairfield, and Mary Dickson of Kerens; sons, Roy Simons of Fairfield, Roger Simons of Lancaster and Arthur Simons of Lexington; brother, Don Simons and Jack Simons, both of Lancaster, Benny Simons of Pasadena and Roland Simons of Cedar Hill; sisters, Velma Cobb of Lancaster, Eula Faye Jackson of Cross Plains and Bessie Vest of Pflugerville; 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel of Fairfield.


Jerry Allen Simpson "See notes on name"

Jerremy Allen Simpson

Jeremy Allen Simpson, 66, of Tyler passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2001 in Tyler.

The family will greet friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Lloyd James Funeral Home, 1011 E. First St., Tyler.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Lloyd James Chapel with the Rev. Mike Daniels officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana with the Rev. Mike Efird officiating.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Bob Glover, Steve Burkett, Raymond Harvey, David Simpson, Roger Stephens, Milton Burton, Scott Finley and Richard Carlson. Honorary pallbearers will be all the members of the Tyler Junior College family.

Mr. Simpson was born Aug. 21, 1934 in Corsicana and lived in Tyler much of his life. He was a graduate of Tyler High School, University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas at Tyler. For many years he was a banking examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He was also a commercial bank officer in Austin and Tyler and for the last 10 years had been a history instructor at Tyler Junior College.

A lifelong lover of legitimate theater and the stage, he was active for over two decades in the Tyler Civic Theater where he appeared in numerous productions. In recent years, he had vigorously supported the theater programs at Tyler Junior College and the University of Texas at Tyler. For many years he served as an usher in the Tyler Rose Festival coronations and was active in both the Smith County Historical Society and Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society for graduate students in history. He was a gentle, kindhearted, compassionate man.

Mr. Simpson is survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack Marshall Simpson and Pat Simpson of Tyler, and Thomas Joel Simpson Sr. and Verita Simpson of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Sara W. Simpson of Tyler; nieces, Louise Simpson of Fort Worth, Sarah Simpson-Bloxom of Bullard and Tommie Simpson Jarvis of Oklahoma; nephew, Thomas Joel Simpson Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz.; great-nieces, Jerri Christina Simpson of College Station, Margaret Bloxom and Lillian Bloxom of Bullard; and a multitude of loving friends.

Memorials may be made to the Tyler Junior College Library Memorial Fund for Jerry Simpson or the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 9020, Tyler, Texas 75711.

Arrangements by Lloyd James Funeral Home of Tyler.

Notes:

  • eMail from Tom Simpson "Jerry Allen Simpson was not spelled correctly.  I think is spelled as Jeremy and should be Jerry"   May 13, 2002.


Wilmer Anderson "Bill" Sims
Oct 6, 1912 - Oct 19, 2000

Wilmer Anderson "Bill" Sims, 88, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ross and Johnson Chapel with Elder Vernon Jessie officiating. Interment will follow at Chatfield Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Merida, Bobby Sims, Billy Small, Willie Reese, Michael Sims and Joe Bluitt.

Mr. Sims was born Oct. 6, 1912 in Rice. He was retired from Oil City Iron Works.
Mr. Sims is survived by his daughter, Lucille Sims Williams and husband Rostell of Tyler; sons, Tommy D. Sims and Ray Anderson Sims and wife Barbara, all of Corsicana, Sutton Sims of Los Angeles, Calif. and Archie Sims; 15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Chester Sims of Corsicana; sisters, Rosie Lee James, Ora Sims, Maranda Brown and Merdis Woods, all of Corsicana; uncle, Rufus Williams of Nacogdoches; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Gaby VerDier Sitton
Oct 15, 1902 - Jan 11, 2001

Gaby VerDier Sitton

Gaby VerDier Sitton, 98, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001 at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. Mark Luera officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.
Mrs. Sitton was born Oct. 15, 1902 in Blooming Grove to Luke and Myra Sitton. She was a member of First Christian Church and president of the ladies auxiliary at Navarro Memorial Hospital from 1972 to 1973. She owned the first dry cleaners in Gilmer.
She is survived by her sisters, Jackie Waxler and Mrs. Doug Matthews, both of Houston; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


O. J. Skinner
Dec 29, 1912 - Aug 19, 2001

O. J. Skinner, 88, of Retreat, passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home with Bro. William Dollar officiating. Interment will be at Hamilton-Beemon Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Durwood Penney, Mike Murphy, Mark Murphy, John Paul Skinner, Al Skinner and Reggie Farmer.

Mr. Skinner was born Dec. 29, 1912, in Thurber. He was an oil field worker in Mildred for many years and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a charter member of the Retreat Volunteer Fire Department and worked at the Retreat service station for 18 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church all his life and was saved and baptized at the age of 11.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Nokes Skinner; son, James Skinner and sister, James Pillow.

He is survived by daughter, Judy and Tommy Baumgartner of Corsicana; daughter-in-law, Janet Parker of McDonough, Ga.; grandsons, Greg and Donna Baumgartner of Retreat, Clay Skinner of Terre Haute, Ind. and Brad and Denise Baumgartner of Corinth; granddaughters, Amy and Wayne Bonner of Pickett, Stacy and Gary Dees of Cedar Park and Sherry and Steven Crown of Stockbridge, Ga.; 14 great grandchildren; friend, Mary McBride of Corsicana and a host of nieces and nephews and several close friends and neighbors.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Mollie Jeanette "Nettie" (Williams) Skinner 

Mrs. Skinner
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. J.D. (Nettie) Skinner, a native of Navarro County who died Friday at Memorial Hospital.
The Rev. Van Odom will officiate with burial to be at the Dawson Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Elton M. Skinner, Corsicana; four grandchildren; one sister Mrs R.J. Cox, Arlington and one brother, J. H. Williams, Corsicana.
Mrs. Skinner was a member of the Eastern Star and the Purdon Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Stephen Skinner, Tom Patrick, Coy Grace, Richard Hublein, Phil Cox; and Henry E. Williams.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - December 19, 1976 pg 10a Sunday

  • Daughter of Joseph Thomas & Alice Zelina (McAfee) Williams

  • Married James Douglas "Jim" Skinner on 3 December 1937 in Navarro Co. TX

  • Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, Navarro Co., TX

  • SSDI: Nettie Skinner, 09-18-1893, 12-00-1976, 455-62-4350, 75110, TX

  • Navarro Co. Birth Index; Nettie Mollie Williams; Joe Thomas & Alice Zeline McAfee; 9-18-1893

  • Death Cerrificate

  • Submitted by Edward L. Williams


Lelia G. Slater

Lelia G. Slater, 97, of Hubbard passed away Friday, Oct. 13, 2000 in Mexia.
Graveside services will be 4 p.m. today at Dawson Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Mrs. Slater was born Sept. 14, 1903 in Springhill.

She is survived by her granddaughters, Teresa Carney of Blooming Grove and Donna Watson of Hubbard; grandsons, Mike Slater of Tennessee Colony and Terry Slater of Blooming Grove; six great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Kenneth Ray Slater  
Dec 22, 1931 - Oct 5, 2001

 
Kenneth Ray Slater, 69, of Plano passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2001 in Plano.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Ted Dickey Funeral Home in Plano.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Christ United Methodist Church.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. in Frost.

Mr. Slater was born Dec. 22, 1931 in Frost. He is a graduate of Sam Houston State University. He served in the Air Force for four years and while stationed in Biloxi, Miss. met his wife, Jane. They married in February of 1957. He then attended the University of Texas in Austin and received a degree in electrical engineering. He began working for Texas Instruments in 1960 in Dallas. He worked on a TI project at Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. from 1983 to 1988. The family returned to Dallas where Ken retired from TI in 1997. He was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Plano.

He is survived by his mother, Pauline Scruggs Slater of Corsicana; his wife of 44 years, Jane Carole Page Slater and daughter and son-in-law Karen and Mike Fryer, all of Plano; daughter Leslie Slater of Plano; and daughter and son-in-law Suzy and Troy Crowsey of Seven Points.

Arrangements by Ted Dickey Funeral Home in Plano.

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Kenneth Ray Slater

Northwest Florida Daily News, 9 October 2001

Kenneth Ray Slater, age 69, died Friday morning, Oct. 5, 2001, in Plano, Texas, after a courageous four-year battle with cancer. He was born on Dec. 22, 1931, in Frost, Texas. He was preceded in death by his father, Harvey Slater. He is survived by his mother, Pauline (Scruggs) Slater of Corsicana; his wife of 44 years, Jane Carole (Page) Slater; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Mike Fryer of Plano, and daughter and son-in-law, Suzy and Troy Crowsey of Seven Points, Texas. Ken was a graduate of Sam Houston State University. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. While stationed in Biloxi, Miss., he met his wife Jane. After they married in February 1957, he attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a degree in electrical engineering. He began working for Texas Instruments in 1960 in Dallas, Texas. He worked on a Texas Instruments project at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., from 1983 to1988. The family returned to Dallas, where Ken retired from Texas Instruments in 1997 after 37 years. He was a loving and caring husband, father and son who will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Plano.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Christ United Methodist Church, with graveside services in Frost. Ted Dickey Funeral Home, Plano, was in charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • TXBI: SLATER KENNETH RAY 12-22-1931 m NAVARRO PAULINE SCRUGGS H. L. SLATER

  • A Version also appears in The Dallas Morning News on Oct 7, 2001

  • Submitted by Don Brownlee


Pearlie (Powell) Slaughter (1908-2000)

Ft. Worth Star Telegram
FORT WORTH -- Pearlie Slaughter, 91, a homemaker, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at a Fort Worth nursing home.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Thursday in Skyview Memorial Park.

Pearlie Slaughter was born Aug. 20, 1908, in Corsicana. She was a longtime Fort Worth resident.

She was a member of Baker Chapel A.M.E. Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Lee W. Slaughter.

Survivors: brothers, Murrell Powell of Kilgore and William H. Powell of Corsicana; sisters, Addie Mae Hall of Corsicana and Mammie Lou Smith of Dallas; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

Biggers Funeral Home, Lake Worth, TX


Moreta E. (Thomas) Slaughter
Jan 21, 1909 - Mar 30, 2001

Moreta E. Slaughter, 92, of Corsicana passed away Friday, March 30, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 4 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. B. F. Risinger officiating. Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jackie Thomas, Jimmy Thomas, Ricky Thomas, Charles Peden, Hubert Slaughter and Carl York. Honorary pallbearer will be C. E. Thomas.

Mrs. Slaughter was born Jan. 21, 1909 in Purdon to John Melton and Carrie Mae Thomas. She worked for many years at Tex-Sun Glove Company as a sewing machine operator.

Mrs. Slaughter is survived by her husband, G. A. Slaughter of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Don and Earlene Slaughter of Gun Barrel City; granddaughters, Donna Green and George of Corsicana, Teresa and Nick Hargrave of Silsbee; grandson, Bruce and Shannon Slaughter of Haughton, La.; great-grandchildren, Erika and Bryan Franklin and April Welch, all of Corsicana, Taylor Hargrave and Coby Hargrave, both of Silsbee, and Hannah Slaughter and Ross Slaughter of Haughton, La.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Raymond Kenneth Smallwood Sr.
Dec 6, 1921 - Nov 17, 2000

Raymond Kenneth Smallwood Sr., 78, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2000 in Corsicana.

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

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25 at St. John's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Edward A. Baggett officiating.

Mr. Smallwood was born Dec. 6, 1921 in Clifton, N.J.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Virginia Irene Smallwood.

Mr. Smallwood is survived by his wife, Edna Smallwood of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald B. and Ivory Smallwood of Austin and Raymond K. and Sandra Smallwood of Mesquite; grandsons, Clayton Neal Smallwood and Matthew Ray Smallwood, both of Austin; nephew, Harold W. Condie of Paterson, N.J.; and sister-in-law, Virginia B. Condie of Paterson, N. J.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Ida Lee (Mayes) Smart
Dec 25, 1917 - Feb 3, 2001

Ida Lee (Mayes) Smart passed away Saturday, February 3, 2001 in Houston, Texas. Mrs. Smart was born December 25, 1917 in Corsicana, Texas. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 49 years, A. B. Smart. Survived by her only child, Kathleen Smart Mason and son-in-law, Royce Mason; grand children, Brent Mason and wife LaVerne, Leigh Ann and Vanessa Mason, and three, great-grandchildren, Chandler, Collin and Cameron Mason. Mrs. Smart was retired from Dallas Child Guidance Clinic where she worked for over 30 years. Ida was a former member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. She was a member of A. C. Garret #744/Dallas Chapter #1, Order of the Eastern Star where she faithfully served as secretary for many years. She will be greatly missed, but is now at rest. Services will be held at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, February 6, 2001 at Restland Abbey Chapel. Family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Monday, February 5, 2001.

Restland Funeral Home & Cemetery


Ralph Smith Jr.
Sep 7, 1934 - Jun 30, 1999

Lubbock Avalanche Journal

LITTLEFIELD (Special) Services for Ralph Smith Jr., 64, of Littlefield will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the New Jerusalem Baptist Church.

Burial will be in Littlefield Cemetery under direction of McCarty Funeral Home.

He died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at White Dove Nursing Center in Littlefield.

He was born September 7, 1934 in Corsicana. He attended High School in Littlefield. He was employed at Underwood Cotton Compress for several years. He lived in the Littlefield community for over 56 years. He was a Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his father, one sister and two brothers.

Survivors include his mother, Gracie Smith of Littlefield; two daughters, Gwendolyn Mills of Duncanville and Gracie Lee Smith of Los Angeles, Calif.; a brother, Adolph Smith of Littlefield; and a sister, Minnie Lee Hodge of Los Angeles, Calif.


Evelyn L. Smith
Feb 8, 1915 - Sep 15, 2001

Evelyn L. Smith, 86, of Plano, formerly of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001 at Plano Medical Center.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with John Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

Mrs. Smith was born Feb. 8, 1915 in Whitney.

She is survived by her son, Don Smith of El Centro, Calif.; daughters Glenda Holland of Rossville, Ga. and Carolyn Edwards of Plano; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Lily O. (Mitchell) Smith
abt 1906 - Sep 26, 2000

Lily O. Smith, 94, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000 at her residence.
Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapell with the rev. Paul Porter and the Rev. Larry Thompson officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Allen, Pete Ellington, Bob Grant, Toby Harwell, Steve McCarty, Edgar Montgomery, Carroll Moran and Wade Wilson.
Mrs. Smith was the daughter of W. H. and Eva Lorena Mitchell, a second generation pioneer family of Tupelo. She was a homemaker and a member of Chatfield United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A. B. Smith; grandson, Mike Dickens; brother, Pleas Mitchell and sister, Eva Marie Szenasy.

She is survived by daughters, Diantha Ann Dickens-Reznicek of Tupelo and Juanita Tufares of Witchita Falls; son, Billy Herbert and Minalee Smith of Odessa; sister, Annie Lois Bowden of Corsicana; granddaughters, Molly Barlow of Corsicana, Suzie Chase of Witchita Falls, Mitzie Gray of Tupelo, Melanie Sanderson of Lubbock and Terrie Tufares of Witchita Falls; grandsons, Mark Dickens of Tupelo, David Rhea Smith of Burleson and Deno Tufares Jr. of Baltimore, Maryland; 11 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

Notes:

  • SSDI: Lily O. Smith; SSN: 465-04-8597; Residence: 75110 Corsicana, Navarro, TX; Born: 20 Dec 1905; Died 26 Sept 2000; Issued: TX (1970)


Marvin "Smitty" Smith
Oct 16, 1917 - Sep 23, 2001

Marvin "Smitty" Smith, 83, of Wortham passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001 at Parkview Regional Hospital.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Wortham with the Rev. Steve Schulte officiating. Interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.

Mr. Smith was born Oct. 16, 1917 in Fargo, Texas. He served in World War II from 1944 to 1946 in Germany, Belgium and France. He was a member of the VFW. He was retired from TXI.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Michael Smith.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Madeline Smith; daughters, Kay Allen and husband Gene and Cheryl Lee, all of Wortham, and Raye and Hugh Calhoun of Mansfield; son, Bryan Smith and wife Judy of Bastrop; stepsons, Mike Howell and wife Muffin of Bosqueville and Tim Howell of Wortham; stepdaughters, Cheryl Bond of Houston, Connie Hall and husband David of Teague, and Tammy Martin and husband Barry of Mexia; sister, Ealon Baxley of Arlington; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Porter Chapel of Wortham.


Thomas L. Smith
Apr 25, 1932 - Nov 6, 2000

Thomas L. Smith Sr., 69, of Dallas and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Nov. 6, 2000 at his residence.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Pastor Dairy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Chatfield Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Durwood Cleveland, Harold Ellison, Michael Jackson, Bruce Anderson, Charles Nelson and Mack Gamble. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Johnson, McKinley Jackson, Willard Sneed, Thomas Smith Jr. and Frederick Jackson.

Mr. Smith was born April 25, 1932 in Richland.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nathan and Mary Smith.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Jimmie Smith; sons, Thomas Jr. and Paul Smith; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


Thomas Benjamin Smith
Aug 11, 1920 - Dec 25, 2000

Sunday December 31, 2000 Nevada Appeal / Tahoe
(with some changes)
A memorial service is scheduled for 1pm Tuesday Jan 2,at Walton's Funeral Home for Thomas B. Smith, 80, a 19-year Carson City resident.

Mr. Smith died Dec.25, at Carson Convalescent Center. He was born August 11, 1920 in Purdon, Texas to Oral Vernon and Barbra Adkins Smith. He was placed in the Corsicana State Orphans Home after the death of his mother, and graduated from there in 1938. During World War II, he served as a naval aircraft gunner from 1942 to 1945. He worked as a communication technician for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power until his retirement.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Smith Poole, and a stepdaughter, Juanita Shockley.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Bernice of Carson City, whom he married May 1, 1966, two sisters, Edna Filippini of Long Beach, California, and Barbra Whittenburg of Corsicana,Texas. Also surviving are his two stepsons, Roy Robinson of Carson City NV, and Jimmie Robinson of Fountaine Valley, Ca., numerous neices, nephews, stepgrandchildren, step-greatgrandhildren, and step-Great-greatgrandchildren.

A funeral service and burial are scheduled for Friday, January 5, at Rose Hills Chapel in Whittier California.

Mr. Smith was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Carson City.

Arrangements are being handled by Walton's Chapel of the Valley.

Notes:

  • See Navarro County Leaves & Branches, Volume XXV, Issue II, pg 4

 


Frances Elizabeth (Price) Smith
Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 17, 2001

Frances Elizabeth Smith, 78, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001 at her residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery in Navarro.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Nelson, Slim Bolen, Danny Nance, Al Fisher, Paul Stuart and Hartley Young.

Mrs. Smith was born Jan. 9, 1923 in Italy, Texas to J. K. and Lorena Jones Price. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny B. Smith; and parents.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her sons, Glen B. of Corsicana, Ben C. of Paradise and Johnny P. of The Colony; sister, Jo Ann Howeth of Grapevine; grandchildren, Jeff of Tyler, Carrie of Dallas and Laura of Lubbock; and great-grandchildren, Brie, Danielle and Jacob, all of Tyler.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

 


Laverne (Brown) Smith
Jan 16, 1931 - Jan 10, 2001

Laverne Smith, 69, of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001 in Corsicana.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Chapel with the Rev. Bryan Connally and Brother Harper Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Mrs. Smith was born Jan. 16, 1931 in Purdon and lived most of her life in Blooming Grove and attended Bryan and Purdon schools. She was a retired seamstress.
She was preceded in death by husband, Earl Smith; parents, R. L. "Doc" Brown and Gladys Brown; and brothers, Albert Brown and Russell Brown.

She is survived by daughter, Cindy Cook of Blooming Grove; brother, Charles Brown of Dawson; sisters, Maggie Brown of Dallas, Peggy Mauldin of Dallas, Lorene Sykes of Corsicana and Hazel Watson of Dallas; granddaughter, Stacy Ladd of Corsicana; grandson, T. J. Nichols of Corsicana; great-granddaughter, Kaleigh Ladd of Corsicana; brother- and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brown of Blooming Grove; sister-in-law, Rose Jennische of Baytown; son-in-law, John Cook of Blooming Grove; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Roy Lee Smith Sr.
Jan 9, 1945 - Aug 11, 2001

Roy Lee Smith Sr., 56, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001 at his residence.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Second Mission Baptist Church, 909 S. Fifth St., with the Rev. Larry L. Polk Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Keith Jr., Morris High III, Bobby Williams, Arthur Lee, Lil David Smith Jr., Bennie Jackson, Lamond Graves and Derrick Lee. Honorary pallbearers will be David Smith, Billy Smith, Jim Graves and Eric Heifner.

Mr. Smith was born Jan. 9, 1945 in Eureka.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Ostell Smith; and sisters, Ruth Powell, Annie Bell Keith and Mary Hearns.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Brenda Smith of California; daughters, Verith Smith and Djuna Smith Murillo and husband John, all of California; sons, Roy Lee Smith Jr. and wife Angela and Anthony Smith, all of California; granddaughter, Royalle Smith of California; grandsons, Jeremiah Murillo, Johnny Murillo, Joshua Murillo, Tony Tullous and Johnny Coleman, all of Los Angeles, Calif.; sisters, Vada Graves and husband Jim of Corsicana, Bessie Lee of Hutchins, Leona Smith and Estell Woodard, both of Fort Worth; brothers, David Smith Jr. and wife Maxie Jean of Dallas and Billy Small of Hutchins; aunts, Mozell Brown of Corsicana, Alice Brown of Dallas and Ceola Johnson of California; and special niece and nephew, Variel High and Kenneth Keith Jr. of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Bob Earl Smith
Oct 17, 1927 - Apr 24, 2001

Bob Earl Smith, 73, of Dawson passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Hopewell Baptist Church in Dawson with the Rev. M.L. Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Mr. Smith was born Oct. 17, 1927 in Dawson.

Mr. Smith is survived by three sisters, Martha Cherry of Dallas, Willie Mae Lee and Sarah Sample, both of Dawson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Notes:

  • SSDI: Bob E. Smith; Residence 75110 Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX; Born 17 Oct 1927; Died: 24 April 2001.  Issued TX (Before 1951)


Edgar Earl Smith
Feb 12, 1926 - Oct 20, 2000

Edgar Earl Smith, 74, of Blooming Grove passed away Friday, Oct. 20, 2000 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Temple.

Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Brother Bryan Connally officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.
Mr. Smith was born Feb. 12, 1926 in Frost to Jim Thomas and Mattie Smith. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the United States Navy and was retired from the Texas State Guard. He was a member of Blooming Grove Masonic Lodge and served his town as city councilman from August 1995 to August 2000. He was a member of Central Baptist Church.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Ozell Laverne Smith of Blooming Grove; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and John Cook of Blooming Grove; grandchildren, Stacy Ladd and T.J. Nichols, both of Corsicana; great-granddaughter, Kaleigh Ladd of Corsicana; brother, Carl Smith of Blooming Grove; sister, Rose Jennische of Baytown; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.


A. T. Smith
Jun 30, 1924 - May 12, 2001

FORT WORTH -- A T Smith, 76, a truck driver for Andy Carlegis Inc., passed away Saturday, May 12, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Memorial service: To be held at a later date.

A T Smith was born June 30, 1924, in Corsicana. He served in the U.S. Navy.
Survivors: Wife, Glenda Smith; and a host of friends.

Baumgardner Funeral Home

Notes:

  • SSDI


Mary Katharine Smith
May 24, 1916 - May 7, 2001

Mary Katharine Smith passed away Monday, May 7, 2001 at her home in Wichita Falls.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Mrs. Smith's former Corsicana church, Westminster Presbyterian, with Dr. Bob Young officiating.

Born Mary Katharine Adams on May 24, 1916 in Muskogee, Okla., she attended Baylor University and the University of Missouri. After marrying her best friend, Marley W. Smith, they moved to Corsicana.

While raising her family, she worked as a laboratory technician at Navarro Hospital and as a volunteer, helping to establish community programs such as Little League. As the welfare of animals was a primary focus in her life, she helped found and serve for many years as president of the Humane Society of Navarro County. In addition to her family, Mrs. Smith cared for her community, her friends and the animals, all of whose lives were enhanced by her devotion to them.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Marley Smith.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her son, Don Smith and wife Maxine of Wichita Falls; daughter, Margo McCaffery and husband Rick Brewer of Los Angeles, Calif.; granddaughter, Melissa Mielke and husband David of Oceola, Wis.; and many friends, both human and animal.

Memorials may be made to Humane Society of Navarro County, 617 S. 12th St., Corsicana.


Laura Janie (English) Smith  

Obituary Laura Janie Smith - Feb. 18, 1908 - Aug. 25, 2000
Abilene Reporter News, Abilene, Tex. Mon. Aug. 28, 2000

Laura Janie (nee English) Smith, 92, died Friday, August 25, 2000, at her home in Batesville, Independence Co. Ark. Services will be 11 am Wed. Aug. 30, 2000 at the Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 3302 State Street, Abilene, Taylor Co. Tex. Graviside services are 3 pm at Highland Cemetery in Stamford, Jones County, Tex. under the direction of Elliot-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory Avenue, Abilene, Tex.
Laura Janie Smith was born in Corsicana, Navarro Co. Tex. She was the daughter of John Thomas and Laura Jane (nee Way) English). She married Leonard Lee Smith Oct. 26, 1926 in Anson, Jones Co. Tex. Leonard Lee Smith preceded her in death when he died Feb. 25, 1988 at his home in Abilene. She was also preceded in death by her son,Donald Lee Smith (Aug. 24, 1927-Sept. 4, 1927) at the Hugh Austin Ranch, Stamford, Jones Co. Tex.

Survivors include six sons: Ronald Eugene Smith, San Angelo, Tex; Leonard Wayne Smith, Fort Stockton, Tex.; Rodger Charles Smith, Hurst, Tarrant Co. Tex.; Larry Lavon Smith, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La.; John Paul Smith, Sunset , Saint Landry Parish, La.; Gary David Smith, Baton Rouge, La.; three daughters, Nelda Wandene Smith Nesloney, Corpus Christi, Tex.; Laurane Lanell Smith Tadlock, Lubbock, Tex.; Lanita Joyce Smith, Batesville, Ark.; 10 grandchildren, one adopted grandchild; 24 great-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Visitation will be 6 - 8 pm Tuesday Aug. 29, 2000 at the Elliot-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory Ave., Abilene, Tex.


Margaret Marie (Foster) Perkins-Smith
Apr 18, 1918 - Nov 9, 2000

Marie Foster Smith, 82, of Houston, passed away Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, in Crockett.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dell Foster, Sidney Wallace, Michael Getz, Weldon Brandon, Charles Peden and Ray Anderson.

Mrs. Smith was born April 18, 1918 in Dawson. She was employed as a school bus driver.

She is survived by husband, Van Clinton Smith of Houston; daughter and son-in-law, Dianne and Sidney Wallace of Grapeland; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Carol Perkins of Huntsville; stepdaughter and husband, Marilyn and Tommy Robinson; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • w/o (1) James Kenneth Perkins & (2) Van Clinton Smith; d/o James Isaiah Foster & Vestal Agnes (Jayroe) Foster


John K. Smithen
Feb 1, 1926 - Mar 2, 2001

John K. Smithen of Denison passed away Friday, March 2, 2001 at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Bratcher Funeral Home in Denison.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Bratcher Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Stephen Pyle and the Rev. Keith Barbee officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bill Simpson, Jack Lilley, Robert Sylvester, Buddy Hempkins, Marcus Brown and Al G. Brown.

Mr. Smithen was born Feb. 1, 1926 in Blooming Grove to W. E. "Pete" and Edna Collier Smithen. He and Frances Riley were married Aug. 7, 1948 in Queen City. He and his family moved to Denison in 1957 where he was the director of public works for the city of Denison. Since 1965 he owned and operated Cole and Smithen Construction Company Inc. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of First Baptist Church in Denison.

Mr. Smithen is survived by his wife, Frances Smithen; children, Nancy of Lewisville, John E. and wife Jeanne of Denison and Anne of Lewisville; grandchildren, John Riley Smithen of Denison and Chad Carlat of Fort Worth; sister, Louise Kitchens of Blooming Grove; nephews, Don Kitchens of Arlington and Bill Kitchens of Fort Worth; aunt, Geneva Bonner of Corsicana; and several cousins.

Memorials may be made to Home Hospice of Grayson County, P.O. Box 2306, Sherman, Texas 75091, or First Baptist Church, 601 W. Woodard, Denison, Texas 75020.

Arrangements by Bratcher Funeral Home of Denison.


Margie Snider
Jul 9, 1934 - Oct 5, 2000

Margie Snider, 66, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment followed at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Snider was born July 9, 1934 in Pampa. She was a Corsicana resident for 27 years. She and her husband owned and operated the vacuum center in downtown Corsicana for a number of years. She was a member of the Pink Ladies at Navarro Regional Hospital, American Business Women's Association, Navarro Amateur Radio Club, St. Luke United Methodist Church, Sheriff's Reserve and Kinsloe House.

She is survived by her husband, G. L. "Lucky" Snider of Corsicana; mother, Ellen Moore of Baytown; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Donna Hausman of Mexia, Rick and Brenda Hausman of Corsicana and Larry and Nancy Swan of Wylie; daughter, Sherry Hausman of Corsicana; sisters, Rene Rodriguez of Baytown and Wanda Vevis of Hallsville; eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Lt. Colonel Thomas Ross Soape

Lt. Colonel Thomas Ross Soape (USAF, Retired), 83, a pilot and patriot, ``slipped the surly bounds of earth'' on July 29, 2001. Husband of 52 years and eternally to Corrane ``Mac'' Coym Soape, guiding father to sons and daughters-in-law, Roger Soape and Donna Furnace Soape, of Houston, Texas, and Scott Soape and Lynda Munroe Soape, of Georgetown, Texas; adored grandfather to Taylor Thomas Soape, Katherine Elizabeth Soape and Jonathan Ross Soape; and loyal friend to Shelton Blanchard, an accomplished salesman of oilfield pipe and equipment. Ross would also want to be remembered as a flyer. A World War II fighter- bomber pilot with 86 combat missions over Europe in his beloved P-47 Thunderbolt. Ross was awarded the Air Medal for Valor and honored with a number of other medals and unit citations. For his children and grandchildren, Ross bitter-sweetly recounted his wartime exploits orally and in a journal. Recently, a mission flown by Ross' fighter group was retold in a French newspaper at the urging of the grateful residents of Bron, France, who credit Ross and his mates for the village's liberation. Born in Angus (near Corsicana), Texas, on May 6, 1918, Ross and his brother, Loyd, moved often with their parents, Roger Pugh Soape and Ima Ross Soape, following the early East Texas oilfields. Still, Ross excelled to graduate with honors from Gladewater High School. A descendent of the American Revolution but a child of the Great Depression, Ross credited the Army Air Corps with the opportunity it afforded to earn his wings and officer's commission, and transform himself into a pilot and a gentleman as one of the famous Flying Sergeants. After ending World War II near Berlin, Germany, Ross returned to Texas where he continued in aviation - largely centered at Hobby Airport, including a stint as a test pilot then for more than 40 years in the sale of oilfield pipe and equipment, while remaining active as an Air Force reserve officer. An accomplished hunter and fisherman, Ross taught his sons to love and respect the outdoors. When his sons were young, Ross gave much time to youth sports and activities. Ross and Mac were founding members of Memorial Drive Methodist Church. A member of the P-47 Fighter Pilots Association, the 27th Fighter Bomber Group Association, The American Legion and The Retired Officers Association. Ross was dedicated to the restoration and flight preservation of America's vintage military aircraft. A celebration of a life fully lived will be held at 10:00 am on August 3, 2001, at American Heritage Funeral Home. Military interment will follow at the adjacent Veterans Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Ross would ask that contributions be made for Alzheimer's Research to the Baylor College of Medicine at 6550 Fannin, Suite 1801, Houston, TX 77030

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John Willie Soders
Oct 19, 1941 - Sep 15, 2000

John Willie Soders, 58, of Kerens was found dead Friday, Sept. 15, 2000 at his residence.
Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Nathan Carter officiating.

Mr. Soders was born Oct. 19, 1941 in Kerens.

He is survived by his mother, Emma Soders of Kerens; sisters, Pearlie Harris of Odessa and Linda Ingram of Cleburne; brother, Jimmy Soders of Fort Worth; and uncle, Earl Sanders of Kerens.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Edward N. Souza, Sr.
Jul 25, 1921 - Sep 1, 2001

Edward N. Souza, Sr., 80, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Sept. 15 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Mr. Souza was born July 25, 1921 in Taunton, Mass.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Edward (Chip) Souza, Jr. and Kim of Arkansas; daughter and son-in-laws Jackie and John Richards of Corsicana and Jill and Tom Davis of Mesquite; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Willie Mae Sparks
Oct 23, 1910 - Jun 12, 2001

Willie Mae Sparks, 90, of Dallas passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at South Haven Nursing Home in Dallas.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethel AME Church, 105 N. Fourth St., with the Rev. Billy Freeman officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be stewards of Bethel AME Church.

Mrs. Sparks was born Oct. 23, 1910 in Groesbeck. She was a retired school teacher.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Sparks Sr.

Mrs. Sparks is survived by her cousins, Mae Belle Merkledove, Ruth Smith and Bessie Mae Anderson, all of Dallas, Bruce Williams of Mexia, Jimmie Simpson and Deloris Faye Burks, both of Fort Worth; stepchildren, Curtis Sparks Jr., Bobby Sparks and Lottie Birdsong, all of Corsicana, and LaSalle Donnell of Houston; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary


Bobby Wayne Speed
May 31, 1944 - Dec 6, 2000

Bobby Wayne Speed, 56, of Fairfield passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000 at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Fairfield with the Rev. Mack Roller officiating. Interment will follow at Lake Chapel Cemetery in Fairfield.

Pallbearers Kenneth Beaver, Dickie Hill, Ron French, Ron Pearce, Jodie Sanders and Willie Ward.

Mr. Speed was born May 31, 1944 in Knox City. He was a machinist at Reed Tool and a member of First Baptist Church of Fairfield.

He is survived by his wife, Marsha Marie Speed; parents, William Robert Speed and Bessie; daughter, Stacy Marie Speed; brothers, Robert Glen Speed, Jerry Speed and Johnny Dean Speed, all of Fairfield; sisters, Jeanette Stark, Patsy Stark, Dixie Watson, Donna Kay Speed, Carolyn Stark, Mary Frances Stark, all of Fairfield; and Betty Ann Speed of Abilene; and mother-in-law, Pansy Dodds.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel of Fairfield.


Nancy Josephine (Speed) Story
Jul 13, 1933 - Nov 10, 2000

Ft. Worth Star Telegram
BURLESON -- Nancy Speed-Story, 67, a retired dispensing optician, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2000, at a Burleson hospice.

Funeral: No services are planned. Burial: Family plot in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Nancy Speed-Story was born July 13, 1933, in Corsicana. She worked approximately 30 years at Optical Clinic as a dispensing optician. She attended Amon Carter High School and graduated in 1952.

Survivors: Brother, Porter M. Speed Jr. of Fort Worth; and cousin, Buddy Speed of Corsicana.

Guardian Funeral Home


Woody Lamar Speer
Dec 28, 1917 - Aug 6, 2001

Lamar Speer, 83, of Frost passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2001 in Corsicana.

Services were 10 a.m. today at First Methodist Church in Frost with the Rev. Nancy Schusler officiating. Interment followed at Frost Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dwayne Speer, Alan Speer, Jeremy Woods, Buddy Ross, Billy Hargrove and Erselle Crawford.

Mr. Speer was born Dec. 28, 1917 in Milford.

He is survived by his wife, Josephene Speer of Frost; sons, Woody Speer of Baytown and Keith Speer of Frost; and grandchildren, Dwayne Speer of Kerens, Alan Speer of Mesquite and Elaine Woods of Frost.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.


Daniel Zack Springer
Jan 6, 1871 - Sep 8, 1946

Obituary To Daniel Zack Springer Biography Page


Mary Susan (Burks / Richardson) Springer
Jun 16, 1873 - Jul 28, 1966

Obituary To Daniel Zack Springer Biography Page


Dale Henry Spitzack
Nov 20, 1934 - Dec 31, 2000

FORT WORTH - Dale Henry Spitzack, 66, a unit manager, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, in Phoenix, Ariz.

Funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, Travis Avenue Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Dean officiating. Burial at 3 p.m. Monday, Crestview Memorial Park Wichita Falls.

Dale Henry Spitzack, a resident of Rio Rancho, N.M., passed away Dec. 31, 2000, after a long battle with cancer. He was born on Nov. 20, 1934, in Faribault, Minn., son of Benhart Spitzack and Dorothy May Wohlers. As a young man he moved to Wichita Falls, and married Billie Faye Amos, before moving to Fort Worth in 1959, where they remained for the next 45 years. There he primarily worked for The Procter & Gamble Company and was an active member of Travis Avenue Baptist Church.

As a deacon, Sunday School teacher, and choir member, he joyously and willingly served his beloved church. In 1994, he and his wife moved to Rio Rancho,
where they became members of the First Baptist Church of Albuquerque. He retired after 33 years in 1996, and more fully enjoyed his passions in life which included golf, fishing, the Minnesota Vikings, and his yellow Labrador Retriever, Molly.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Loren Spitzack; and sister, Sharon Danielson.

Survivors: wife, Billie Faye Spitzack; daughters, Vicki Spitzack and her husband Gary Hudson of Phoenix, Ariz., Cindy Traylor and her husband Jon of Spring Grove, Ill.; his two grandchildren, Abigail and Henry Traylor; his sisters, Marlene Giefer of Faribault, MN and Darla Boysen of Chatfield, MN.

Visitation at 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, Shannon North Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Dale Spitzack Memorial Fund Travis Avenue Baptist Church.


D. W. Springer
Nov 5, 1922 - Jan 28, 2001

D. W. Springer, 78, of Blooming Grove passed away Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Methodist Church in Blooming Grove, with a 2 p.m. graveside service at Sardis Cemetery in Ellis County. The Rev. Thomas Childs and the Rev. Marvin Moore will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Van McElroy, Wilson Springer, Bryan Hayes, Stanley Springer, Phil Golden and Richard Pierson. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Blooming Grove Lions Club.

Mr. Springer was born Nov. 5, 1922 in Ovilla. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove and the Blooming Grove Lions Club. He was a teacher at Blooming Grove High School from 1948 to 1954. He was a member of the Navarro County Hospital Board.

Mr. Springer is survived by his wife, Mary Springer of Blooming Grove; son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Tara Springer of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Gary Cobb of Austin; sister and brother-in-law Danetta and Darrell Countryman of Midlothian; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Rhonda Jo (Middleton) Stabb 
Jun 15, 1954 - Mar 13, 2001

Rhonda Jo Staab, 46, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robbie Jock, Paul Jock, Joey Jock, Josh Meador, Michael Middleton and Billy Walpole.

Ms. Staab was born June 15, 1954 in Corsicana to Robert Max and Betty Jo Middleton. She was a cashier at Bancroft Pecan House in Powell.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her son, Kyle Middleton of Tyler; daughter, Maranda Lane Staab of Corsicana; brothers, Robert Mike Middleton and wife Jeanne of Mildred and Charles F. Walpole of Corsicana; sister, Rosemary Franks of Corsicana; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Elizabeth Darlene (Jock) Stacy

ARLINGTON -- Elizabeth Darlene Stacy, 52, died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, in Arlington.

Funeral service: 3:30 p.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens.

Memorials: May be made in her honor to the Arlington Cancer Center.
Mrs. Stacy was born March 16, 1948, in Kerens. She was a resident of Arlington for 23 years and owner of Happy Trails Travel Agency. She was surrounded by her loved ones as she left us to be with the Lord.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie E. and Nannie B. Jock, and sisters, Pauline Bass and Evelyn Coombs.

Survivors: Husband of 32 years, Tim Stacy; son, Greg Stacy and wife, Becky, of Burleson; daughter, Delana Haney, and husband, Pierce, of Temple; brothers, Charlie Jock of Kerens and Don Jock of Eureka; sisters, Louise Tackett of Corsicana and Grace Shuck of Arlington; numerous nieces and nephews; and she was the proud Grandmother of Shelby and Ashley Haney and a little boy, Colby Stacy, due in October.
 


M. W. 'Dub' Stanford

M. W. "Dub" Stanford, 79, of Kerens passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

A private family graveside service was held at 11 a.m. today at Shive Cemetery in Hamilton with Pastor Dave Orban officiating.

Mr. Stanford was born Dec. 21, 1921 in Schoolerville, Texas in Hamilton County. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy. Mr. Stanford was foreman of the Bain Ranch since 1973.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delma Jean Stanford, in June 1995.

Mr. Stanford is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and Jackie Hammonds of Ennis, Rilla and Chuck Bowles of LaRue and Cyndi and Mike Plunkett of Kerens; a sister, Rilla Long of China Springs; eight grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.


Jacolby Roland "Little Buck' Starkey

Jacolby Roland "Little Buck" Starkey passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with Brother Jake Davis officiating.

He was born Oct. 28, 2001 in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Don "Buck" and Sonja Howard; and great-great-grandparents, David Rogers, Jeffy and Ruby Starkey, Ruth Qualls and Jessie Matthews.

Survivors include his parents, Casey and Jesse Starkey Jr. of Corsicana; grandparents, Richard and Lana Parks of Dawson, Jesse Sr. and Lisa Starkey of Corsicana, and Tom and Carolyn Spencer of Hubbard; great-grandparents, Shirley Starkey McAdams of Corsicana, Floyd and Pat Howerton of Dawson, and Don and Barbara Starkey of Slocum; great-great-grandmother, June Rogers of Corsicana; and uncles and aunts, Felix and Lucy Garcia of Hillsboro, Thomas Spencer and Jennifer Parks, both of Dawson, and Joshua Starkey, Jason Starkey and Tiffany Starkey, all of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Don R. Steely 
Aug 10, 1936 - Nov 18, 2000

Don R. Steely, 64, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Les Cotten, Bobby Fluker, Chuck Miller, Roy Miller, Johnny Smith, Charlie Steely and B. Jeff Stone.

Mr. Steely was an owner/operator and a veteran. He was born Aug. 10, 1936 in Corsicana. Mr. Steely was a lifelong native of Corsicana, whose family settled here in the 1840s. He was the firstborn son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Steely. He was a respected local businessman, founding member of the Lefty Frizzell memorial foundation, and a dedicated local historian who spent countless hours researching and discovering the rich history of Corsicana and Navarro County. He conceived and spearheaded the founding of the Lefty Frizzell Museum and was instrumental in the erection of the Lefty Frizzell statue that stands in Jester Park today. Many of the local historical sites can be traced to Mr. Steely's sincere efforts to preserve the rich heritage of Corsicana. Mr. Steely was past president and an active member of the Navarro County Historical Society.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Daniel Keith Steely, and his parents, Ernest and Warene Carroll Steely.

Mr. Steely is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Pam Steely and Tim and Jeanne Steely, all of Corsicana, and Wes and Patty Steely of Dallas; daughter, Tammy Sue Steely of Kentucky; two sisters, Jeanie Steely Ivie and Linda Steely, both of Corsicana; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Mary Steely of Carrollton and Mike and Judy Steely of Blackpool; three grandsons, Brett, Greg, and Tyler Steely, all of Corsicana; two granddaughters, Taylor and Tiffany Steely, both of Corsicana; and his loving friend, Sue Steely York of Corsicana.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Alyce Fern (Taylor) Steffey
Aug 30, 1928 - Jun 27, 2001

Alyce Fern Steffey, 72, of Palestine passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2001 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Capps Memorial Chapel with Monsignor Samuel Metzger of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Fairfield officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Kirvin.

Pallbearers will be Larry Shuttlesworth, Jason Avila, Chuck Salter, Rick Salter, Julian Avila, John Welch and Miguel Williams.

Mrs. Steffey was born Aug. 30, 1928 in Kirvin. She was a homemaker and a life member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Fairfield. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Palestine.

She is survived by her husband, Arnold Steffey of Palestine; daughter, Brenda C. Avila of Melbourne, Fla.; sons, Larry Shuttlesworth of Waco and Tony Steffey of Rusk; grandchildren, Michael Engle, Brandy Kramolis and Jason Avila; great-grandchildren, Chloe Engle and Reagen Nicole Kramolis; brother, Bud Taylor of Eastland; and sisters, Lavena Steward of Gatesville and Evelyn Mathis of New Braunfels.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel of Fairfield.


Dr. W. C. "Clark" Stevens
Mar 21, 1921 - Jul 22, 2000

Dr. W. C. (Clark) Stevens, 79, retired professor of microbiology at Abilene Christian University, and for eighteen years head of the Department of Biology, died in an Abilene hospital on Saturday evening, July 22, 2000. He was born in Richland, Navarro County, Texas, on March 21, 1921. The funeral service is scheduled for 1:30 on Wednesday afternoon, July 26, in the auditorium of the University Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park under the direction of Elmwood Funeral home. Family visitation is set for 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon in the Activity Center of the University Church.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Letitia (Longley), known favorably in local and regional art circles as “Tish.” Theirs was a marriage made in heaven. When he breathed his last breath last Saturday evening, she was holding his hand. She gave him a last kiss.

He is also survived by two daughters, Diane (Mrs. Jerry) Wilson of Abilene, and by Patti (Mrs. Tomas) Concepcion of San Juan, Puerto Rico. He leaves five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Clark is also survived by a sister, Vern Lansford, of Cleburne, Texas, and by a brother, John C. Stevens, of Abilene.

Dr. Stevens’ interests leaned toward science, specifically microbiology. He earned the bachelor’s degree from Harding University, the masters’ degree from the University of Arkansas, and the Ph.D from Vanderbilt University. His education was temporarily interrupted by WWII during which he served in the Army Air Corps. He taught at Harding University for several years with time out for post-doctoral studies at the University of Miami. In 1966 he moved to Abilene to become head of the Biology Department at ACU.

The following citation was read on the occasion of his being awarded the 20-year pin recognizing his services to ACU (May, 1987).

Dr. Clark Stevens has been a role model for many years for those who are younger. He has devoted his entire working life to Christian education and more importantly, he has developed that extra measure of Christian maturity that we respect and admire. We have never seen him impatient with anyone or any situation. He has been willing to take whatever time was needed for students and fellow faculty members. His students have consistently given him the highest ratings as a teacher, and many have complimented him by following him into the professional world as microbiologists. His peers have appreciated his quiet leadership, his kind and tactful manner, his example as a teacher, and his applied Christianity.

On the occasion of his retirement in 1988, ACU announced the establishment of The Dr. William Clark Stevens Endowed Professorship and Research Laboratory. Also established was the Clark Stevens Endowed Scholarship. Those wishing to make memorial donations may choose one of these funds at ACU or a charity of choice.

Speaking at the Service will be Dr. Eddie Sharp, minister of the University Church, with the scripture reading by Paul Rotenberry and the prayer by John Clark Stevens. Congregational singing will be led by Dr. Mark Tate. Pallbearers will be Greg Wilson, Jimmy Wilson, John Clark Stevens, James Cole, Brent Ballard and Paul Rotenberry. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the biology faculty and members of the Key City Kiwanis Club.


James Steward
Apr 12, 1907 - Jan 3, 2001

James Steward, 93, of Kerens, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. today at Mount B. Zion Baptist Church in Goodlow with the Rev. Earnest Betts officiating. Interment will be follow at Goodlow Cemetery.
Mr. Stewart was born April 12, 1907.

He is survived by his sisters, Velma Sanders of Kerens and Emma Soders of Cleburne; brother, Robert T. Steward of Fresno, Calif.; goddaughter, Shirley Mitchell of Kerens; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Glen L. Stewart
Jul 29, 1918 - May 25, 2000

Ft. Worth Star Telegram
FORT WORTH -- Glen L. Stewart, 81, a former employee of the Army Corps of Engineers, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, after a long illness.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen Presbyterian Church, 2600 Merida, Fort Worth.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the memorial fund, St. Stephen Presbyterian Church; or The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

Glen Stewart, who donated his body to science so that he could help others with his disease, was born July 29, 1918, in Corsicana. He married Nell L. Richter Dec. 15, 1940 in Galveston. In 1950, he moved to Fort Worth to work with the Corps of Engineers to help remedy the problems associated with the 1949 flood. He was instrumental in contracting to build Benbrook Dam.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh R. and Alice Stewart; three brothers, Hugh M. Stewart, Carl A. Stewart and Eugene R. Stewart.

Survivors: Wife of 59 years, Nell L. Stewart; daughters, Glenell Stewart Bashore and husband, John, of Manassas, Va., Kay Stewart Crawford and husband, Fred, of San Antonio and Lindsey Stewart Marshall and husband, Paul, of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Steven T. Bashore, Greg S. Bashore and his wife, Barbara, Courtney Crawford and Brittany Marshall; great-grandchildren, Nicholas Bashore, Savannah Bashore, Noah Ellis and many nieces and nephews.
 


Eugenia Stewart
Apr 18, 1911 - Oct 19, 2001

Eugenia Stewart, 90, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2001 in Corsicana.

Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Stewart was born April 18, 1911 and was a housewife.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Nell Stewart of Fort Worth; nephew, W. Carl Stewart of Moss Point, Miss.; nieces, Glenell Bashore of Manassas, Va., Martha Basler of Houston, Kay Crawford of Universal City, Doris Stewart Eaton of Mesquite, Lindsey Marshall of Fort Worth, Lee Pardue of Houston, Ann Pitchford of Lolita, Eugenia Senfft of Germany and Katherine Shapira of Midland; three great nieces and two great nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Roy Badie Stewart
May 17, 1921 - Jul 17, 2001

Roy Badie Stewart, 80, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at his residence.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Mark Luera officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Ronald Stewart, Jeff Stewart, Ron Lynn Stewart, Robert Coleman, Ricky Coleman and Robb Glass. Honorary pallbearers will be Maco Stewart, Joe Coggins, Vernon Crook, Johnny Chirafis, Jim Bronstad, Joe Glass and Tommy Glass.

Mr. Stewart was born May 17, 1921 in Rice to Ira and Rachel Stewart. He worked as a barber in Corsicana for over 50 years. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a member of First Christian Church of Corsicana and was a member of the masonic lodge.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Myrtle Blanch Stewart of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Badie and Paula Stewart and Glenn and Dawne Stewart of Corsicana; grandchildren, Gannon Stewart, Drew Davis, Chloe Stewart, Austin Stewart and Skye Stewart; brothers and sisters-in-law, Arlie and Berline Stewart of New Mexico and Glenn and Mary Stewart of Corsicana; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Bobbie Sue (Miller) Stewart
Feb 26, 1944 - Mar 26, 2001

Bobbie Sue Stewart, 57, of Streetman passed away Monday, March 26, 2001 at East Texas Medical Center in Fairfield.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Porter Chapel in Wortham with Minister Danny Ray Richardson officiating. Interment will follow at Cade Cemetery near Streetman.

Pallbearers will be Paul Dunn, Michael Dunn, David Wright, Johnny Wright, Donnie Lord, James Gilliam, Kenneth Richardson and Donovan Richardson.

Mrs. Stewart was born Feb. 26, 1944 in Donie. She was owner and operator of Bobbie Sue's Cafe in Wortham for many years.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Carmie Lee Miller; father, Jesse Miller; and grandson, Trace Christian.

Mrs. Stewart is survived by her husband, Don Stewart of Streetman; daughter, Tammy Perry of Blooming Grove; sons, Lawton Stewart of Streetman and Steven Stewart of Kirvin; sisters, Lockett Chandler of Sweeney, Verdell Kramer of Waxahachie, and Patsy Johnson, Gloria Murphey and Carolyn Dunn, all of Wortham; and brothers, Sonny "K.D." Richardson of Teague and Danny Ray Richardson of Streetman; six grandchildren, and 22 nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Porter Chapel of Wortham.


Jane Marie (Fitzgerald) Stockam
Jul 26, 1956 - May 7, 1999

CORSICANA DAILY SUN
Jane Marie Stockam, 42, of Corsicana passed away Friday, May 7, 1999 in Corsicana. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gerald Wayne White officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beemon Cemetery. Mrs. Stockam was born July 26, 1956 in Garland. She is survived by her mother, Thelma Fitzgerald of Corsicana; son, Derek Robinson of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Carl Hays of Corsicana; grandchildren, Brandon Lee Hays and Shelby Taylor Hays of Corsicana; brother, Elmer Lee Fitzgerald Jr. of Corsicana; and fiancee, Steve Moore of Corsicana. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Eric Daniel Stone
1975 - 2000

Ft. Worth Star Telegram
GRANBURY -- Eric Daniel Stone, 24, in quality control/computers, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. Burial: Holly Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Eric Daniel Stone was born Dec. 19, 1975, in Corsicana.

Survivors: Mother and father, Terry and Wendy Stone; brother, Brandon Stone; sisters, Rena Rayburn and Crystal Stone; maternal grandparents, Bob and Jean Baker; paternal grandparents, JoAnn and Terrell Stone; and nephews, Brett Green and Skyler Rayburn.

Wiley Funeral Home, Granbury, TX


Bonnie Jean (Green) Story
Mar 20, 1929 - Dec 1, 2000

Bonnie Jean Story, 71, of Blooming Grove, passed away Dec. 1, 2000 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

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

Service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Rev. Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at Rosehill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Craig Hay, Julio DeLeon, Ben Jackson, Zach Rich, Douglas Story and Matt Walker.

Mrs. Story was born March 20, 1929 in Frost. She retired from GTE Telephone.

Mrs. Story is survived by her husband, Claude Story, of Blooming Grove; sons Phillip Story of Blooming Grove and Gene Story of San Leon; brother Pete Green of Farmington, N.M.; sisters Opal Ross and Sammie Hollifield, both of Blooming Grove; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:


Lena Faye Stough 

OBITUARY - Corsicana Daily Sun (April 2, 1973)
Mrs. Stough
WACO - Graveside services were to be at 3 p.m. Monday at Dresden Cemetery in Navarro County for Mrs. Lena Faye Stough, 72, Purdon native who died here Friday. Funeral services were to be at 1 p.m. at a Waco funeral home chapel.
Survivors include her husband, Perry R. Stough of Waco, and several nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • SSDI: Lena F. Stough; SSN: 465-88-7307; Residence: 76708 Waco, McLennan, TX; Born 25 Dec, 1900; Died 15 Mar 1973; Issued: TX (Before 1966)

  • TXDI: STOUGH, LENA F 1973-03-30 F S MC LENNAN

  • Cemetery Records has DOD as Mar 30, 1973


Helen (Lanier) Stout
Sep 3, 1921 - Jun 21, 2001

Helen Lanier Stout, 79, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2001.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. today at the Garden of the Trinity at Restland Memorial Park.

Mrs. Stout was born Sept. 3, 1921 in Combine.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Stout.

Mrs. Stout is survived by her sisters, Winnie Allen of Corsicana and Reedith Krautter of Dallas; sister-in-law, Myra Lanier of Corsicana; nieces and nephews including Ken Krautter and family, Sandy Reese and family, Ann Williams and family, and Linda Rye and family; and many other family members.

Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 560089, Dallas, Texas 75356; or the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements by Restland Funeral Home of Dallas


Hazel Mae (Hocutt) Stout
May 4, 1927 - May 11, 2001

Hazel Mae Stout, 74, of Frost passed away Friday, May 11, 2001 at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Frost Cemetery.

Mrs. Stout was born May 4, 1927 in Ben Wheeler to L. H. and Lula Hocutt. She was a nurse's aide for many years.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Ronald Stout and Michael Stout.

Mrs. Stout is survived by her husband, Edward Stout Jr. of Frost; sons, Kenneth Stout of Frost, Larry Stout and Gary Stout, both of Gilmer; daughter, Charlotte Dillon of Dallas; brothers, Harold Hocutt of Navarro Mills, Melvin Hocutt and Wayne Hocutt, both of Waxahachie, and F.D. Hocutt of Red Oak; sisters, Eva Marie Meybourn of Corsicana and Louise Lambert of Abilene; 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.


Vestal Lendell (Richards) Stover 
Jun 22, 1915 - Oct 18, 2000

Vestal Richards Stover

Vestal Richards Stover, 85, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 7 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gene Cravens and Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Weaver, M. D. Purifoy, Randy Hollifield, Freddie Jeffers, Jasin Bounds and Marshall Purifoy.

Mrs. Stover was born June 22, 1915 in Emhouse. She was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star and was a Baptist.

Mrs. Stover is survived by her husband, Eben E. Stover of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Eben Dale and Susan Stover of Angus; brother and sister-in-law, G.W. and Ann Richards of Dickinson; granddaughters, Tashya Bounds and husband Jasin of Corsicana and Missy Stover of Dallas; grandson, Colby Stover of Angus; great-grandson, Austin Bounds of Corsicana; and niece, Mary Ann Lankford of Dickinson.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Margaret Ola (Johnson) Strange
Jul 13, 1912 - Oct 10, 2000

Margaret Ola Strange, 88, of DeSoto passed away Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000 at Williamsburg Village Nursing Home in DeSoto.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon today at the Kerens Ex-Students Alumni Building.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Frank Sizmore officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Mrs. Strange was born July 13, 1912 in Tool.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Alton Strange.

Mrs. Strange is survived by her sons, Leland Strange of Georgia, Malcolm Strange of Colorado and Bobby Strange of DeSoto; brother, Oris Johnson of Dallas; seven grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and a number of nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.


Travis Alton Stripling
Dec 25, 1912 - May 25, 2001

Travis Alton Stripling, 88, of Fairfield passed away Friday, May 25, 2001 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Capps Memorial Chapel in Fairfield with Bro. Arlis Vandiver officiating. Interment will follow at Fairfield Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Randall Whitaker, Hollis Fuller, John Stevens, John Simmons, John Boothe and Marles Pace. Honorary pallbearers will be Ned Harrison, Johnny McLeod, Kimble Knight, Don Tolar, O.B. Utley Jr. and Joel Lane.

Mr. Stripling was born Dec. 25, 1912 in Bullard, Texas. He was a retired Soil Conservation Service engineer, having worked there for 38 years. Mr. Stripling was a WWII veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force, the 5th Armored Division and participated in five major European battles. He was among the first Allied troops to enter Germany. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star. Mr. Stripling was a member of the Fairfield Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, W.A. and Lora Lane Stripling; brothers, Roy, Burton, Ellis, Penlind, Lemons and Woodrow; and sisters, Blanch and Faye.

Mr. Stripling is survived by his wife, Eurline Vaughn Stripling; sons, Travis Earl Stripling of Houston and Walter Lane Stripling of Fairfield; brother, Mitchell Stripling of Austin; and sister, Willie Lora Taylor of Arlington.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel, Fairfield.


Sam Stroder 
Dec 1, 1896 - Aug 8, 1984

Sam Stroder, 87, of Crane, died Wednesday in Crane Memorial Hospital.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Crane under the direction of Richard W. Box Funeral Home in Crane and 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana. The Rev. Stanley Wilson will officiate at both services. Burial will be at Hopewell Cemetery in Navarro County.

Stroder was born Dec 1, 1896 in Navarro County. He is the son of the late John and Effie Stroder.

He married Ethel Marsh June 1, 1924. She preceded him in death in November 1962.
He lived in Roxie, Miss. before moving to Crane 23 years ago.

Stroder retired from Monsanto Oil Co. and was a member of First Baptist Church in Crane.

He served in World War I from 1917-1918.

Survivors include a son, Charles Marsh Stroder of Crane; two sisters, Lola Stroder Marsh and Pauline Stroder Hawkins, both of Corsicana; two granddaughters; a grandson; and three great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Son of John Henry & Effie (Kealy) Stroder

  • Married Ethel Marsh on 1 June 1924

  • Hopewell Cemetery, Navarro Co., TX

  • SSDI: Stroder, Sam; Dec 1, 1896; Aug 1984; 451-07-9926; lr. 79731Crain, Crain Co., TX

  • TXDI: Stroder Sam 08-08-1984 CRANE M

  • Posted by Edward L. Williams


James Thomas Stroder 
Sep 13, 1872 - Jul 13, 1959

J. T. Stroder Dies Monday; Rites Tuesday
J. T. Stroder, 86, of Emmett, a former member of the Texas Legislature, died in the Kinard Convalescent Home in Hillsboro Monday afternoon following an extended illness.
Funeral services were held from Emmett Baptist church Tuesday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Emmett Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. W. H. Bradbury, Dallas, pastor of the Emmett church.
Stroder was a native of Navarro, and had resided at Emmett since the turn of the century. He was a teacher for several years and farmed in Emmett for many years.
He was representative from Navarro county in the Texas Legislature in the early 1920s and was active in Missionary Baptist circles. He was a Mason.
Surviving are two sons, E.R. and P.R. Stroder, both of the Emmett community; a brother, Ben. F. Stroder, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Walter Beeman, Route 1. Corsicana; three grandchildren, Mrs. Troy Conner, Route 1. Frost; Aldridge Stroder, Euless, and Kenneth Stroder, Route 1., Frost; four great-grandchildren, Gary Conner, Route 1, Frost; Mark, Karen and Matt Stroder, all of Euless, and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light; Fri July 17, 1959
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Funeral Held for former State Solon
Corsicana (spl) Funeral services for J. T. Stroder, 86, former Navarro County legislator who died in Hillsboro Monday were held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Emmett Methodist Church. Burial was in Emmett Cemetery.

He had lived at Emmett 60 years. He was in the Texas Legislature in the early 1920s.
Surviving are two sons E. R. Stroder and P. R. Stroder of Emmett; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother Ben F. Stroder of Fort Worth; and one sister; Mrs. Walter Beeman of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • Son of Alexander & Catherine West (Rankin) Stroder

  • Married Nannie Belle Moore on 12 May 1901 in Navarro Co., TX

  • TXDI: James Thomas Stroder; Hill Co.; July 13, 1959; #39444

  • CENSUS - 1910 Navarro Co. TX ED 95 Sheet 1

  • Posted by Edward L. Williams

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ARTICLE

Navarro County Pasture Winner of Place in Contest

J. T. Stroder of the Emmett community in the western part of Navarro county won eighth place in the East Texas pasture contest sponsored by the East Texas Chamber of Commerce, Calvin Pigg, Navarro county demonstration agent, stated Thursday morning.

There were 266 pastures in the contest.

Agent Pigg stated that a number of interested persons would go to the Stroder pasture on the inspection trip within the near future.

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Milton Leonard Stryer

FORT WORTH -- Milton Leonard Stryer, 85, a retired retailer, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at home.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Monday. Rabbi Ralph Mecklenburger, Beth -El Congregation, officiating. Burial: Next to his wife, Edythe, in the Beth-El Section of Greenwood Memorial Park.

Memorials: Those desiring may make contributions to a charity of choice.
A native of Lynn, Mass., Milton Leonard Stryer was born February 13, 1915, son of Louis and Sarah Stern Stryer. He was married to Edythe Ada Solod, who died in 1981.
Mr. Stryer was involved in the family retail business in Massachusetts before moving to Corsicana. Following the death of his wife, Milton moved to Fort Worth to be closer to family.

Survivors: Sons, Robert Stryer and his wife, Lori, Knoxville, Tenn. and Ronald Stryer and his wife, Molly, Scottsdale, Ariz.; grandchildren, Paul Stryer and his wife, Lori, Jeff Stryer and his wife, Minako, Matthew Stryer and his wife, Kelley, and Casey Stryer; great-grandson, Sebastian Stryer; twin brother, Martin Stryer and his wife, Rhoda, Fort Worth; sister, Edith Stryer Goldstein and her husband, Lou, Manchester, N.H.; several nieces and nephews including, Fredi Stryer and Debbie Levine and her husband, Larry; and his close friend and companion, Myrtle Gillium, Corsicana.
 


Larry Wane Stubblefield
Jul 19, 1955 - Aug 20, 1998

CORSICANA (Special) - Services for Larry Wayne Stubblefield, 43, of Corsicana will be at 2 p.m. today in First Pentecostal Church of God with Bill Honea officiating.

Burial will be in Younger Cemetery under direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Stubblefield died Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998, at his residence.

He was born July 19, 1955, in Corsicana.

Survivors include a daughter, Misty Funderburk of Kosse; his mother, Minnie Stubblefield of Lubbock; five sisters, Patricia Garrett of Corsicana, Linda Lauderdale and Doris Clements, both of Odessa, Brenda Pickington of Las Vegas, Nev., and Debra Brown of Dallas; two brothers, James York of Corsicana and Bobby Stubblefield of Lubbock; and a grandson.


Charlie Stubblefield

Lubbock Avalanche Journal - website
Masonic graveside services for Charlie C. Stubblefield, 69, of Lubbock will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Clifton Igo, pastor of First Baptist Church of Gail, officiating.

Burial will be under direction of White Funeral Home of Lubbock.

Stubblefield died Friday, Aug. 22, 1997, in St. Mary Hospital.

He was born Dec. 15, 1927, in Dawson County. He graduated from O'Donnell High School and attended South Plains College. He married Mennie Ledbetter on May 10, 1947, in O'Donnell. They moved to Lubbock from O'Donnell in 1951. He was a member of O'Donnell Masonic Lodge 1187, Lamesa Eastern Star 363, Scottish Rite, 32nd Degree Mason, Lubbock State School Parents Association and the Hub City Wheels Trailer Club. He was a member of Broadview Baptist Church. A son, Eldon, died in 1979.

He was a retired farmer. He owned Charlie's Sharpening Shop, and he worked for Kerr Paving for 40 years. He had worked at the Lubbock County Precinct 4 for a year.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Bobby of Lubbock and Larry of Corsicana; a daughter, Faye of Groesbeck; two brothers, C. W. of Canyon and Dall of San Benito; a sister, Wanda Hodo of Trent; a granddaughter; and a great-grandson.

The family suggests memorials to the O'Donnell EMS Association in care of First National Bank of O'Donnell.


Melva R. Stubblefield
Jun 9, 1934 - May 29, 2001

Melva Stubblefield

Melva Stubblefield, 66, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2001 in Tyler.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Frost Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Connolly of Lake Side United Methodist Church officiating.

Mr. Stubblefield was born June 9, 1934 in Frost.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Lois Stubblefield; and sister, Sylvia Hunter.

Mr. Stubblefield is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Carole Stubblefield of St. Elmo; sister and brother-in-law, Neva J. and William M. Perry of Seagoville; nieces, nephews, great-niece and great-nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Barbara Jean (Crouch) Stubbs
Dec 20, 1933 - Jun 22, 2000

FORT WORTH -- Barbara Jean Stubbs, 66, a homemaker and mother, died Thursday, June 22, 2000 in Fort Worth.

Ft. Worth Star Telegram
Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Chapel. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Barbara Jean Stubbs was born on Dec. 20, 1933, in Corsicana. She was a member of River Oaks United Methodist Church.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Ben Crouch and Ruth Wharton Crouch.

Survivors: Son, David Dwayne Stubbs and wife, Carole of Fort Worth; daughters, Donna Kathleen Sullens and husband, Ernest of Fort Worth and Debra Jean Wilson and husband, Don of Meshoppen, Pa.; grandchildren, Erin Michelle and Joshua David Stubbs, Stephanie Ann and Jennifer Kay Sullens, Andrea Jean, Adam Paul and Brittany Kay Wilson.
 


Helen Jane Suber
abt 1923 - 1998
Dallas Morning News; March 8, 1998
SUBER, HELEN JANE, 75, native of Corsicana, TX and a Dallas resident will be eulogized Monday 11:00 a.m. from the St. Paul A.M.E. Church 2420 Metropolitan Ave. Rev. W. Raymond Bryant, Eulogist. Wake 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. today Peggy Mayse Chapel of Evergreen, A retired DISD teacher after 21 yrs. Survived by son Michael Suber.
ALLEN GENE MADISON'S EVERGREEN MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC.
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  • SSDI: Helen J. Suber; SSN: 466-20-3459; Residence: 75232 Dallas, Dallas, TX; Last Benefit: 75232 Dallas, Dallas, TX; Born 3 Aug 1922; Died: 4 Mar 1998


Annie Laura Sudduth

WAXAHACHIE (Special) - Services for Annie Laura Sudduth, 87, of Waxahachie will be at 2 p.m. today at Marshall and Marshall Chapel with the Rev. Kirk Shelton, pastor of First Baptist Church in Red Oak, and the Rev. Eddie Booth, paster of Prairie Valley Baptist Church near Whitney, officiating.

Burial will be in Peoria Cemetery under direction of Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors.

She died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at her residence.

She was born Feb. 26, 1912, in Freestone County. She lived in Whitney from 1972 to 1985 before moving to Waxahachie. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Red Oak. She lived in Lubbock from 1940 to 1972, when she moved to Whitney. She married Granville W. Sudduth on Oct. 10, 1936, in Navarro County. He died Feb. 26, 1990.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Newsom of Lewisville and Belinda Bow of Waxahachie; a sister, Johnie Sims of Weatherford; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.


Irma Dee (Hill) Sullivan 

Irma Dee Sullivan, 97, of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Jan. 1, 2001 in Mesquite.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Arnold, Wiley Garrett, Charles Mitchell, Buford Moore, Larry Traweek and Bob White.

Mrs. Sullivan was born Sept. 21, 1903 in Richland, the youngest of 10 children born to James Jefferson and Martha Jane Hill, in which Hill County was named after a member of the Hill family. Mrs. Sullivan was a charter member of First Baptist Church of Richland.

She was preceded in death by her husband, G. S. Sullivan; and daughter, Ann Sullivan.
Mrs. Sullivan is survived by nieces, Mary Byrd and Martha Byrd; and several other family members.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Richland, Richland, Texas 76681.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Betty Summerall 

Betty Summerall, 83, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Clint Allen, Jake Allen, Brian Spencer, Paul Tannehill, Byron Webb and Ivan Webb.

Mrs. Summerall was born July 3, 1917 in Navarro County.

She is survived by her husband, Duran Summerall of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Patricia Summerall of Austin; brothers and sisters-in-law, Caleb and Laverne Hitchcock of Shreveport, La. and Jack and Margaret Hitchcock of Duncanville; granddaughters, Jennifer Summerall of Denver, Colo. and Sarah Summerall of Fairfax, Va.; nephew, Staley Hitchcock of Shreveport, La.; and niece, Nancy Allen of Arlington.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Mary Ruth (Slater) Summerall (1923-2000) 

SUMMERALL MARY RUTH, resident of Whitesboro, Tx since May 1999 and previously a 43 year resident of Lancaster. Born April 26, 1923 in Spring Hill, near Dawson, Texas, ascended to the arms of the Lord at 10:45 A.M. December 8, 2000 at the Whitesboro Nursing Home. Preceded in death by her parents Alfred Rice Slater and Susan Effie Putman Slater, husband of 55 years Henry G. Summerall Sr. and half sister Juanita S. Jobe. Survived by son, Henry G. Summerall, Jr. and wife Sharon, Whitesboro. Daughter: Margaret S. and husband Dr. James G. Claus, Dallas, adored grandsons: James Henry Claus, Waco and Baylor University, and Matthew A. H. G. Summerall, Whitesboro Brother-in-law; V. Willard Summerall, Corsicana. Sister-in-laws; Sybil Bates-Corpus Christi, Jean Summerall-Corsicana, and Joyce and husband Chester Duke-Corsicana. Preceded in death earlier this year by beloved sister-in-law Erma "Tince" Brazell. She was a 43 year member of the First Baptist Church of Lancaster, former Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star Lodge and a Pink lady volunteer at Midway Park Hospital. She enjoyed life and faced her health problems with a great resolve. Her main goal in life was to see that her children became decent, productive citizens. Services; 2:00 Sunday (December 10, 2000) at the Red Oak Funeral Home. Interment; Frost Cemetery, Frost, Texas. Officiated by Chaplain Denny Burris. Family to receive friends Saturday (December 9, 2000) at the Red Oak Funeral Home from 6-8 P.M. Red Oak Funeral Home Berdon Byrum Red Oak TX 972-617-0100


Travis "Buck' Summers

Travis "Buck" Summers, 85, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Tool with Dr. Rocky Weatherford officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Creech, John McClintock, Hollis Scrimshire, Jim Scrimshire, Gene Sullivan and W. O. Venable.

Mr. Summers was born Feb. 17, 1916 in Rice. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Tool, where he served as a deacon. He retired from the American National Bank in Amarillo and moved to Tool.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruby Lorene Summers of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Reba and Richard Archer of Grand Prairie and Barbara and Jack French of Weatherford; sister, Cassie Ingham of Dallas; grandsons, Clint Archer of Arlington, Zane Archer of Grand Prairie, Jamie French of Arlington, Jerry French of Burleson and Russell French of Loraine; granddaughter, Karen Galloway of Fort Worth; numerous great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 1001 N. Tool Drive, Tool, Texas 75143; or M.D. Anderson Cancer Unit in Houston.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Audrey Inez Sumner

Audrey Inez Sumner, 87, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2001 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery with Dick James officiating.

Mrs. Sumner was born Oct. 10, 1913 in Navarro County.

She is survived by her son, James Derrell Sumner of Springfield, Mo.; and daughter, Carla Inez Sumner of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana


Ona Mae Sutherlin
Sep 21, 1910 - Apr 29, 2000

Ft. Worth Star Telegram
DECATUR -- Ona Mae Sutherlin, 89, a retired salesperson for a pharmaceutical company, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at a Decatur nursing center.

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

Ona Mae Sutherlin was born Sept. 21, 1910, in Corsicana. She married the late Walter Ernest Sutherlin in Wichita Falls. She was a member of St. Luke Methodist Church in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Daughter, Kay Lane of Decatur; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Coker Funeral Home


Lottie Evelena (Reeves) Sutton

Lottie Evelena Sutton, 97, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, July 5, 2001 from Irving.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Sutton was born Oct. 6, 1903 in Navarro County to A. P. and Docie Reeves, and was raised by her stepfather and mother, Perry and Docie Reed of Barry.

She was a devoted Christian who played the piano for her Sunday school class at First United Methodist Church of Corsicana, as well as for church services in nursing homes in the community. She spent many hours visiting patients in nursing homes and in the hospital. As a resident of Irving Care Center she continued to play the piano for church services. She taught piano from 1925 to 1998 and had many devoted students who will miss her. The memory of her zest for life will be held deep in the hearts of her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Terry Sutton; and son, Kenwerd Sutton of Oklahoma.

Mrs. Sutton is survived by her son, Gwynn Sutton and wife Jimmie Nell Bush Sutton of Irving; daughter-in-law, Beverly DeLarzalere Sutton of Tulsa, Okla.; grandchildren, Jennifer Sutton Newstrom and husband Steve, Karon Sutton and Kim Sutton and wife Carol; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Michael and Christopher Loyd, Misty Ellison and husband Phillip, Ryan Sutton and Trent Sutton; and a host of extended family and caring friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home


Marshal "Goat" Sutton

Marshal "Goat" Sutton, 83, of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000 at Mel-Haven Convalescent Center.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Second Mission Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be nephews.

Mr. Sutton was born Aug. 18, 1917 in Ennis.

He is survived by wife, Margaret of Corsicana; sons, Morris Sutton of Dallas, Thomas Sutton of Kerens; daughters, Priscilla Wadley and Vickie Sutton Polk, both of Corsicana; several grandchildren; sister Ethel Walton of Dallas; brothers, P. E. Sutton and Harold Sutton; nieces, nephews and relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Vera V. Swartz

FORT WORTH -- Vera V. Swartz, 89, a homemaker, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2001, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: The family will be receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Vera V. Swartz was born January 9, 1912, in Corsicana. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, M.C. Swartz in 1997.

Survivors: Daughters, Hazel Wallace and husband, T. R. of Aledo, Dorothy Pearson and husband, Tom of Cresson and Louise Cargill and husband, W. B. of Granbury; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel


Archie Lee Tackett
Sep 6, 1919 - Apr 17, 2000

Archie L. Tackett
DUBLIN - Archie L. Tackett, 80, of Dublin, died April 17, 2000 at his residence. Graveside services will be April 19 at 2:00 P.M. in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, TX, with the Rev. Rod Goin officiating.

He was a Baptist and served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

He is survived by a sister, Opal L. Vanderpool of Dublin; a brother, Garland Tackett of Rosenberg; and several nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • ARCHIE TACKETT - Sep 6, 1919 - Apr 17, 2000

  • Men and Women in WWII

  • h/o Myrtle (Brown) Tackett married May 25, 1940 s/o Harvey H. Tackett and Italy Josie (Ballard) Tackett


Billy Dean Talley
Jan 6, 1826 - Feb 23, 2001

Billy Dean Talley, 75, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Feb. 23, 2001 at Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. tonight at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Luke Methodist Church in Corsicana with the Rev. Gene Cravens officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mark Bryson, Randy Ganze, Bill Bergey, Terry Smith, Ken Authier and Joe Norwood. Honorary pallbearers will be Jessie and Lera Childers, Brenda Barron, Gilda Joner, Jack Bradley, Darwin Green and Esco McCann.

Mr. Talley was born Jan. 6, 1926 to Reed and Novel Talley. He served in WWII and was an electrician for many years. He was a member of St. Luke Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, A.D. Talley.

Mr. Talley is survived by his wife, Barbara Talley of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Billy Dean and Belinda Talley Jr. of Aubrey; daughter and son-in-law, Karen Ann and Gary Earley of Corsicana; grandchildren and spouses, Eric Talley and wife Elizabeth of Corsicana, Sonjay Lynn George and husband Kevin of Aubrey, and Meagan Early and husband Bryce of Corsicana; and great-grandchildren, Caroline Talley of Corsicana and Deven Dean George of Aubry.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Kate (Persons) Talley 

Funeral services for Mrs. Kate P. Talley, aged 87 years, resident of Corsicana for 57 years, who died [March 21, 1933] Tuesday morning at 7:30 were held from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. R. E. Prince, 420 West Seventh Avenue Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Talley was an active member of the local chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy for many years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Prince, Corsicana and Mrs. Annie Hood, Wichita Falls; a son, Harold Talley, Corsicana, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. S. Simkins, Ralph Stell, Will Elliott, J. N. Garritty, C. J. Knox and H., B. Gribble. The service was conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the third Avenue Presbyterian Church. The funeral was under the direction of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

[Note: Catherine (Kate) Talley was born Nov. 26, 1845, Livingston Co. Ky., daughter of James T. Persons and Catharine Hodge. She married James Talley Nov. 27, 1867 in Navarro County.]

Posted by Barbara Knox on Sun, 01 Oct 2000


Johnnie Mae (Simmons) Tarpley

Johnnie Mae Simmons Tarpley, 62, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000 at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Visitation will be through 7 p.m. today at M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Second Mission Baptist Church with Rev. Larry D. Polk officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Cedric Fields, Wendell Carter, Terry Simmons, William Robinson, Rodrick Mitchell and Terrence Simmons.

Mrs. Tarpley was born Aug. 20, 1938 in Kerens.

She was preceded in death by her father, Rev. Johnny Simmons; her husband, Johnny Tarpley; and her son, Terry Wayne Simmons.

Mrs. Tarpley is survived by her mother, Lissie Lawrence of Corsicana; children, Kenneth D. Simmons, Sharon D. Simmons, Michael D. Simmons and Ricky D. Simmons, all of Corsicana, and Frenchie Y. Mitchell of Killeen; sisters, Mattie brown, Bobbie Carter, Dorthea Gibson and Joyce Fields, all of Corsicana, Jimmie Polk of Fort Worth, Minnie Simmons and Alice Simmons, both of Tyler; brothers, Floyd Lawrence of Tuscon, Ariz. and Duane Lawrence of Houston; step-mother, Mrs. Minnieola Lawrence of Palestine; special friend R.D. Henderson of Dallas; grandchildren, Terrence, Monica, Jonathan, Roslyn, Terry Wayne, Shalonda, Rodney, Ralph, Lachetra and Shay; and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

 


Maggie Lean Tarver

Maggie Lean Tarver, 91, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, March 29, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Grace Temple AME Church, 402 E. 14th Ave., with the Rev. Cynthia Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ray Yeldell, Michael Williams, James Martin and Labron Walker.

She was born April 22, 1909 in Oakwood.

She is survived by her daughters, Louise Sansell of Corsicana and Joyce Yeldell and husband Ray of Mexia; grandchildren, Michael Williams and wife Regina of Lancaster, Barbara j. Martin and husband James of Chicago, Ill. and Patricia A. Diatta and husband Allsone of Pamona, N.Y.; and six great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Ralph Tatum, Jr.
Apr 30, 1918 - Jul 23, 2001

Ralph Tatum, 83, of Corsicana passed away Monday, July 23, 2001 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Jimmy Finley and David Mahoney officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Dillman, Lewis Gee, Liston Herod, Bob Kral and Geoffrey Young.

Mr. Tatum was born April 30, 1918 in Corsicana to Ralph Tatum Sr. and Elizabeth Stephenson Tatum. He graduated from Corsicana High School and Texas A&M University. During World War II, he served in the Pacific Theater of operations as a chief petty officer. After his service time, he returned to Corsicana and worked in the Tatum Hardware business established by his great-great-grandfather. In retirement, he managed farming interests in Ellis County. He was a member of First United Methodist Church for 73 years, and served as Sunday school secretary for 35 years.

Mr. Tatum is survived by his wife, Jean Crawford Tatum of Corsicana; son, Ralph Crawford Tatum of Corsicana; cousins, Alice Tatum Andrews of Dallas and Liston Tatum of Maryland; nephews, Neal Crawford and Willie Crawford, both of Corsicana; niece, Sharon Mahoney of Corsicana; great-nephew and wife, Justin and Alicia Mahoney of Corsicana; and great-nieces, Amber Crawford of Arlington, Rikki Crawford of Corsicana and Kammi Mahoney of Nacogdoches.

Memorials may be made to History Archives of First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Leona Faye Taylor

Leona Faye Taylor, 74, of Dawson, died Dec. 30, 1996, in Corsicana. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Jim Baggett officiating. Burial will follow in the Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Kenneth Murray, Ray Rogers, B. D. Hubbard, Dan Griffin, Joe Donald Lawrence and Bill Grifin.

Mrs. Taylor was born Nov 19, 1922 in Dawson

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Robert A. Taylor

ROBERT A. TAYLOR, 63, died January 11, 2001 Born Dec. 14, 1937 in Navarro Co., Tx. Houston area resident for nearly 60 years. Spring Branch High School, B.S. in Petroleum Engineering Univ. of Houston, 1960. Employed by Oil & Gas Dept., Bank of The Southwest. Oil Reserves Corp. Retired from the Railroad Commission of Texas after 30 years of employment, 20 years as Director of Houston District 3. Consulting Petroleum Engineer 9 years. Member Coastal Conservation Assoc., Reagan Chapter 1037 order of DeMolay, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Texas Board of Professional Engineers, Real Estate Broker, State of Texas. Active military duty, Lackland A.F.B., San Antonio, Tx And Lowery A.F.B., Aurora, Colorado, honorable discharge as Staff Sargent, Texas Air National Guard, Ellington Field,Texas. Member Tomball Bible Church. Preceded in death by father, Robert L. Taylor, mother, Nadine A. Taylor, wife, Nell Taylor. Survived by wife Theresa Dawn Taylor. Brother Ron (Scotty) Taylor and wife Chiquita, son Robert L. Taylor and daughters Stacie A. Taylor, Geri L. Perini and husband Mike, Lei Ann Salario and husband Greg, Gayla Brown and husband Dexter, Kim Cook, Machelle M. Shadle and husband Paul, and son Todd V. Klosterman, 10 grandchildren and 1 great grand child. Memorial contributions may be sent to Tomball Bible Church 400 N. Walnut, Tomball Tx. 77375 or Houston Hospice 5206 FM 1960 W. Suite 104, Houston, Tx. 77069. Visitation 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Sunday Klein Funeral Home, Tomball. Funeral services 10:00 AM. Monday Tomball Bible Church, Family Life Center. Interment will follow in Memorial Oaks Cemetery.


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