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William Earl Cockrell
May 26, 1924 - Nov 18, 2001

Services for William Earl Cockrell, 77, of Malakoff are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Linda O'Neal officiating.

Burial will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery under the direction of Paschal Funeral Home Inc., of Kerens.

Mr. Cockrell died Nov. 18, 2001, in Athens.

He was born May 26, 1924, in Rural Shade.

Mr. Cockrell was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Melba Cockrell of Malakoff; daughter, Sharon Large of Mexia; sisters, Nina Cockrell and Laverne Nesmith, both of Corsicana and Jo Painter of Springfield, Ore.; granddaughters, Kari and Sarah Winchester, both of Mexia; and many nieces and nephews.

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William Earl Cockrell

William Earl Cockrell, 77, of Malakoff passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001 at East Texas Medical Center in Athens.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Paschal Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Linda O'Neal officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Danny Hill, Robert Hill, Joe Hill, David Hill, Brian Hill, Wilburn Hill Jr. and Steve Gowan.

Mr. Cockrell was born May 26, 1924 in Rural Shade. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Melba Cockrell of Malakoff; daughter, Sharon Large of Mexia; sisters, Nina Cockrell and Laverne Nesmith, both of Corsicana, and Jo Painter of Springfield, Ore.; granddaughters, Kari and Sarah Winchester, both of Mexia; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.

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Emma Lee (Phillips) Minefee
Nov 14, 1907 - Nov 21, 2001

Services for Emma Lee Minefee, 94, of Murchison are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana with the Rev. Cliff Cooper officiating.

Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.

Mrs. Minefee died Nov. 21, 2001, in Athens.

She was born Nov. 14, 1907, in Freestone County to William Davis Phillips and Oda Alice Phillips.

After finishing school in the Fairfield area, Mrs. Minefee moved with her family to Navarro County. She married Joe W. Minefee Oct. 9, 1943. After raising her family, she worked as a nurse aide and also did private nursing. She was a member of Barry Baptist Church.

Mrs. Minefee was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe W. Minefee, in 1967; infant son in December 1944; son, Joseph Minefee, in 1984; brothers, William and Taylor Phillips; and sister, Frances M. O'Neil.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, James and Karri Minefee of Teague; daughters and sons-in-law, Oda Lee and Ray Nutt of Murchison, Geraldean and Ralph Putman of Navarro Mills and LaVerne and Earl Fullerton of Corsicana; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews Bryan Nutt, Cliff Minefee, Jimmy Putman, Edward Fullerton, Joe Minefee, Travis O'Neil and Orville O'Neil.

Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons-in-law and great-grandsons.

Family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


LaVerne (Shull) Coker
Apr 30, 1920 - Nov 23, 2001

Graveside services for LaVerne Shull Coker, 81, of Athens are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Meredith Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Palmer officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home of Athens.

Mrs. Coker died Nov. 23, 2001, in Athens.

She was born April 30, 1920, in Navarro County to Jiles Perry Shull Sr. and Una Mae Scroggins Shull.

Mrs. Coker graduated from Dawson High School and San Houston State University. Her teaching career lasted 44 years and she served in schools in Oak Valley, Blooming Grove, Fort Worth and Athens. She was a member of the Athens ISD board of trustees from 1975-79 and was a member of the Henderson County Retired Teachers Association, the Literary Club and Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority. A longtime member of First United Methodist Church, she was active in the United Methodist Women, served on the church administrative board and was a delegate to the annual conference. She was instrumental in securing the historical marker for the church.

Mrs. Coker was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Harold Shull; and sister, LaMoine Shull Young.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Douglas Coker of Athens; son and daughter-in-law, Robert M. and Jacquelyn Coker of Hurst; brother, J.P. Shull Jr. of Bedford; sister, LaRue Killingsworth of Athens; grandson, Clif Coker of Hurst; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Don Andrews, Don McCool, Mike Stover and Stan Woodard.

Honorary pallbearers will include C.A. Hawn, Mike Murphy, Don Bennett, Randy Daniel, Harold Cook, Ralph Sholars, Johnny Knott and Will Pruitt.

Family will receive friends from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

If desired, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 911, Athens, TX 75751 or to the Parkinson Foundation of East Texas, 800 E. Dawson, Tyler, TX 75701.


Edith Marie (Fulton) Hall
Apr 10, 1929 - May 4, 1999

Edith Fulton Hall

Services for Edith Hall, 70, of Corsicana are scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Baggett officiating.

Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.

Mrs. Hall died May 4, 1999, at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.

She was born April 10, 1929, in Lone Cedar and was a self-employed seamstress.

Mrs. Hall is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Rebecca Hall of Corsicana and Davis and Annette Hall of Purdon; daughters and sons-in-law, Rita and Larry Green of Athens, Debbie and Ken Miller of Purdon, Pat Hall of Corsicana and Dorothea and Carl Casbear of San Saba; brother, Ed Fulton of Conroe; sisters, Billy Minze of Corsicana, Margie Beets of Red Oak, Laverne Banam of Blooming Grove and Carolyn Langley of Italy; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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Winnie Faye (Combs) Thompson
Oct 8, 1913 - Nov 4, 2001

Services for Winnie Faye Combs Thompson, 88, of Longview and formerly of Athens are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Foster & Brown Funeral Home Chapel in Athens.

Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park with the Revs. Odis Munns and O.E. Davis officiating.

Mrs. Thompson died Nov. 4, 2001, in Longview.

She was born Oct. 8, 1913, in Kerens to John and Ethel Richardson Combs.

Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Monroe M. Thompson; son, Darvin Lee Thompson; and two brothers, Ray and Louie Combs.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia and Lloyd Williams of Longview; daughter-in-law, Peggy Thompson of Athens; sister, Frances Baggett of Baytown; grandchildren, Monty and Patty Williams and David and Paula Massey, all of White Oak, Debbie Thompson and Bob and Jam Massey, all of Frisco, and Chris and Lisa Campbell of Rowlett; and several great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Dale Holder, Olin Coleman, Gayland Grissom, Bobby Jo "Jack" Combs, Cleveland Combs and Waylen Padgett.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Longview


Juanita (Dosser) Riddlesperger
Feb 28, 1922 - Oct 29, 2001

Private services for Juanita Dosser Riddlesperger, 79, of Malakoff were held Thursday at Tomlinson Funeral Home Chapel in Malakoff with Lanette Solomon officiating.

Burial followed at Malakoff Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home of Malakoff.

Mrs. Riddlesperger died Oct. 29, 2001, in Malakoff.

She was born Feb. 28, 1922, in Kerens.

Mrs. Riddlesperger lived her entire life in Henderson County. She was a member of First Methodist Church in Malakoff. She also owned a beauty shop in Malakoff. She was a member the Order of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Jackson and Clara Clay Hinton Dosser; husband, George Riddlesperger; sister, Loraine Starks; and brothers, Aaron Dosser and Troy Lee Dosser.

Survivors include her siblings, W.J. Dosser of Bastrop, La., and L.D. "Jimmy" Dosser of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Genesis Hospice Benevolence Fund.


Annie Mae Aldridge

Services for Annie Mae Aldridge, 97, of Malakoff are pending with Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home of Mabank.

Mrs. Aldridge died Oct. 11, 2001, in Kerens.


Michelle Louise (Murphy) Woods

Michelle Woods

Michelle Woods, 41, of Purdon passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2001 in Dallas.

Visitation will be 6 to 9 pm. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with David Rogers officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Mrs. Woods was born in England.

She is survived by her husband, Johnny Woods of Purdon; son, Haden Dakota Woods of Purdon; daughter, Misty Ann Woods of Purdon; father, Wilbur Murphy of Arlington; brothers, Robert Murphy of New York and Russell Murphy of Kaufman; and sisters, Melinda Montgomery of Italy and Melissa Murphy of McKinney.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Edwin Joel Arnett
Jul 27, 1922 - Nov 2, 2001

Edwin Arnett

Edwin Arnett, 79, of Baytown passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2001 at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.

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

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Prairie Point Cemetery with Dr. Royce Measures officiating.

Mr. Arnett was born July 27, 1922 in Kerens. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He married Jerrene Womack on March 27, 1942. He was retired from Armoco Steel and had been a rancher for many years.

Mr. Arnett is survived by his wife, Jerrene Arnett of Baytown; daughters and sons-in-law, Thresia and John Fleure of Monrovia, Calif. and Yvonne and Arnold Wolf III of Mt. Belvieu; grandsons and wives, Lance and Jill Bullard of College Station and Brant and Catherine Bullard of Bryan; granddaughter, Katherine Holzheuser of Mt. Belvieu; great-grandsons, Justin Bullard of College Station and Larz Bullard of Bryan; great-granddaughter, Caitlin Bullard of College Station; sister, Johnnie Neal of Corsicana; and brother, Wayne Arnett of Houston.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Doris Evelyn (Schooley) Caperton
Aug 3, 1932 - Nov 5, 2001

Doris Evelyn Caperton, 69, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Pallbearers will be Sonny Sims, Stuart Sims, Mike Sims, Mackie Robinson, Brian Peters and Dieter Meins. Honorary pallbearers will be the Corsicana Police Department and Navarro County Sheriff's Department.

Mrs. Caperton was born Aug. 3, 1932 in Ozan, Ark. to Herbert and Margaret Schooley. She was a dispatcher for the Corsicana Police Department for 29 years.

Survivors include her husband, George C. Caperton of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Bud and Rena Caperton of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Dieter Meins of Columbus, Ga., Wanda and Mike Sims of Spring, and Kathy and Mackie Robinson of Streetman; grandchildren, Margaret Peters, Candice Robinson, Sonny and Michelle Sims, Stuart Sims, Sarah Sims, Micah Meins, Walker Caperton, David Caperton, and Tony and Michael Kormos; great-grandchildren, Seth Sims and Tyler Sims; sisters, Martha Richardson of Monticello, Ark. and Ruth Mhoon of Dalton, Ga.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society Navarro County Unit, 200 N. 13th St., Suite 102, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


John David "Sonny' Bray
Dec 16, 1923 - Nov 6, 2001

J. D. "Sonny" Bray

J. D. "Sonny" Bray, 77, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital after a short illness.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. and Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be T. J. Burkholder, Monty Casbeer, Charlie Collier, Ron Dearen, Jeremy Oliver and Tom Oliver. Honorary pallbearers will be Joey Bray, Danny Bray Jr. and Jason Oliver.

Mr. Bray was born Dec. 16, 1923 in Angus.

He was preceded in death by his son, Danny Carl Bray; father, Ted Bray; and mother, Gladys Norton.

Mr. Bray is survived by his wife, Almeda Bray of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, David and Nanette Bray of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Tom Oliver of Corsicana; grandsons, Jeremy Bramall of Dallas, Joey Bray and wife Kathy of Nacogdoches, Danny Bray Jr. and wife Suzanne of Fort Worth, Jason Oliver of Corsicana, and Jeremy Oliver and wife Mandy of Dallas; granddaughters, Whitney Bramall of Dallas, Davelyn Casbeer and husband Monty of Corsicana, Tonya Dearen and husband Ron of Chatfield, and Christene Oliver of Corsicana; great-granddaughters, Carley Casbeer of Corsicana and Taylor Dearen of Chatfield; and great-grandson, Tyler Casbeer of Corsicana.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Charles William Kessinger, Jr.
Sep 27, 1923 - Nov 6, 2001

Charles William Kessinger, 78, of Albany, Ga. passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001 in Albany, Ga.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Robert Young officiating.

Mr. Kessinger was born Sept. 27, 1923 in Corsicana. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. He was a pilot and flight instructor for Ayers Corporation for eight years, and a member of Flint River Model Railroad Club. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served in World War II and Korea.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Kessinger of Albany, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Bruce Gifford of Savannah, Ga.; daughter, Anne Kessinger of Ocean Springs, Miss.; son, Tommy Kessinger of Hattiesburg, Miss.; stepson, Michael Killman of Albany, Ga.; stepdaughter and husband, Kay and Joe Bracknell of Albany, Ga.; and grandson, Terry Burnham of Seattle, Wash.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Mildred (Sawyer) Zube Willey
Mar 16, 1917 - Nov 7, 2001

Mildred Willey, 84, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 1 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Ed Baldwin, Lloyd Baldwin, Billy Baldwin, William L. Baldwin, Raymond Music and Buddy Wigley. Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Joswiak and Matthew Joswiak.

Mrs. Willey was born March 16, 1917 in Richland. She was a member of Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church and the Rebekahs.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Henry Zube; father, Don Mayo Sawyer; and mother, Willie Rachael Brown Sawyer.

Mrs. Willey is survived by her husband, J. C. Willey of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy Jean and John Terry Thomas of Richardson; stepson and wife, Martin and Kathy Willey of Terlingua; stepdaughter, Anita Jordan of Terlingua; sister, Dorothy Gammon of Houston; granddaughter and husband, Debra Lynn and David Hamilton of Woking Surrey, United Kingdom; grandson and wife, Jeffery Wayne and Virginia Thomas of Rowlett; great-grandsons, Justin Stanley Joswiak and Matthew Thomas Joswiak, both of Houston, and Blake Larkin Thomas of Rowlett; great-granddaughter, Alexandra Nicole Thomas of Rowlett; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mildred Mae Willey

WILLEY
MRS. MILDRED MAE, 84, of Corsicana, TX died Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana, TX.  She was born March 16, 1917 in Richland, TX.  She was a member of Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church & The Rebekah's.  Visitation is scheduled for Friday, November 9, 2001, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Corley Funeral Home.  Services will be held Saturday, November 10, 2001, at 1:00 PM at Corley Funeral Chapel at 418 N. 13th, Corsicana, TX.  Rev. Wayne Mahoney will be officiating.  Burial will be at the Richland Cemetery.  Survivors include MR. J. C. WILLEY of Corsicana, TX-Husband, Peggy Jean & John Terry Thomas of Richardson, TX-Daughter & Husband, Martin & Kathy WILLEY of Terlingua, TX-Step Son, Anita Jordan of Terlingua, TX-Step Daughter, Dorothy Gammon of Houston, TX-Sister, Debra Lynn & David Hamilton of Working Surry, UK-Granddaughter & Husband, Jeffery Wayne & Virginia Thomas of ROWLETT, TX-Grandson & Wife, Justin Stanley Joswiak of Houston, TX-Great Grandson, Matthew Thomas Joswiak of Houston, TX-Great Grandson, Alexandra Nicole Thomas of ROWLETT, TX-Great Granddaughter, Blake Larkin Thomas of ROWLETT, TX-Great Granddaughter, Blake Larkin Thomas of ROWLETT, TX-Great Grandson, Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Other Relatives.  Pallbearers will be Jim Ed Baldwin, Lloyd Baldwin, Billy Baldwin, William Lester Baldwin, Raymond Music, Buddy Wigley.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Justin Joswiak & Matthew Joswiak.


Ruth Cody
Apr 12, 1904 - Nov 7, 2001

Ruth Cody, 97, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at McCullough Funeral Home in New Berlin, Ill.

Services will be 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Berlin, Ill. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

Mrs. Cody was born April 12, 1904 in Riggston, Ill. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church Altar Society.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Cody.

Mrs. Cody is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Jimmy Johnson of Corsicana; sister, Mildred Dombroski of California; granddaughters and husbands, Beverly and David Wyatt of Grand Prairie and Sharon and John R. Johnson of Cryer Creek; grandson and wife, Jerry W. and Nancy Johnson of Fairfield; great-grandsons, James E. Johnson and Jamie Joe Wyatt and wife Suzanne; great-granddaughters, Angela Wyatt, Heather Lee Mayo and husband Chris, and Christine Caudle and husband Jody; great-great-granddaughters, Hannah Mayo and Lauren Mayo; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 3000 W. State Highway 22, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Jesse Lee Rimes Sr.
Mar 12, 1950 - Nov 6, 2001

Jesse Lee Rimes Sr., 51, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Lee's Tabernacle Church with Pastor Howard E. Lee officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Rimes was born March 12, 1950 in Arp.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Donnell Woodard; mother, Nora Rimes; and sister, Nettie Mae Woodard.

Mr. Rimes is survived by his wife, Ruby Lois Rimes of Corsicana; sons, Jesse Lee Rimes Jr. of Corsicana and Anthony Rimes of Lancaster; daughters and sons-in-law, Renee and Darron Richardson of Lancaster and Lois and John McDade of Corsicana; 13 grandchildren; stepmother, Willie Mae Woodard of Dallas; brothers, Clarence Woodard and Albert Donnell Woodard, both of Dallas, and Louis Edwards of Oklahoma; sisters, Eatherelene Leonard of Dallas, Earlene Gillespie of Cedar Hill, Lola Beasley of Mt. Pleasant, Tiny Lee, Dora Lee of Phoenix, Ariz., and Billie Jean of Dallas; and many nephews, nieces and friends.

Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals, Corsicana.


Laura (Cox) "Nanny' Smith
Oct 13, 1918 - Nov 9, 2001

Laura Cox "Nanny' Smith, 83, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2001 in Marshall.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dale Leggett officiating. Interment will be at Pattison Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Billy Richards, Buddy Richards, Danny Richards, Dickie Russell, Scott Stephens and Elmer Trent.

Mrs. Smith was born Oct. 13, 1918 in Angus. She was a homemaker and a member of the Community Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Ross "Smitty" Smith.

She is survived by her son, Jerry Don and Ann Smith of Harleton; sisters, Faye and Clyde Richards and Mary and Dorsey Richards, both of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Lois White of Trinity; granddaughters, Angela and Sean Hasler of Pittsburg and Kim and Bruce Malner of Hallsville; nephew, David and Molly Richards of Liberty; niece, Lou and Norman Archibald of Waxahachie; four great grandchildren and brother-in-law, Dan Smith of Knoxville, Tenn.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Tonya Vanesa (Pittman) DeChaume
Sep 10, 1957 - Nov 10, 2001

Tonya Vanesa Pittman DeChaume, 44, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Modrall Cemetery with the Rev. Terry Smith officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Davis, Bobby Dechaume, Darvin Kellum, Terry Pittman, Thomas Pittman, Tracy Pittman and Chris Wagner.

She was born on Sept. 10, 1957 in Kaufman and was a housewife.

She is survived by husband, Wiley Eugene Dechaume; parents, Lottie and Pete Claxton; sons, Christopher Waffer, Eugene and Sherry Dechaume, Chris and Christy Waggoner; brothers, Tommy and Betty Pittman, Terry and Janet Pittman, Timmy Pittman and Tracy Pittman; sisters, Teresa and Darvin Kellum and Tina and Kenneth Solley, all of Corsicana; three grandsons, one granddaughter and numerous other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Edgar "Sleepy' Glass
Jul 14, 1909 - Nov 9, 2001

Edgar "Sleepy' Glass, 92, of Duncanville and formerly of Chatfield, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2001 at Laurenwood Nursing Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Scott Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at Chatfield Cemetery in Chatfield.

Pallbearers will be friends.

Mr. Glass was born July 14, 1909 in Milano.

He was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. Edgar Glass and Edna Stovall Melton-Glass; brothers, A.C. Calhoun and George Melton; sister, Willie Mae Melton-Moore and daughters, Florence Emanuel and Jesse Faye Glass.

He is survived by son, Van E. Glass; daughter, Mary B. Ferris; brothers, Albert Melton and Robert Melton; sisters, Lillie B. Melton and Mamie Pauline Melton; 12 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home

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Alberta Rodgers
Mar 8, 1920 - Nov 8, 2001

Alberta Rodgers, 81, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001 at Kerens Care Center.

Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. today at M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at M. R. Smith Parlor Chapel with the Rev. Allen Coleman of the Heavenly Gates Church in Athens officiating. Burial will be at Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Mrs. Rodgers was born March 8, 1920 in Corsicana. She was a member of the Wesley AME Church of Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Hattie Marshall.

She is survived by her special friend, Helen Grant of Corsicana.

Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.


Marie (French) Freeman
Sep 15, 1923 - Nov 13, 2001

Marie Freeman, 78, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating.

Mrs. Freeman was born Sept. 15, 1923 in Eustace.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Freeman; daughters, Joyce Marie Freeman and Thelma Pearl Steen; and sisters, Willie Mae French, Dorothy Morris, Eula Sims, Bertha Teer and Ethel York.

Mrs. Freeman is survived by her sons, Jake Freeman and wife Miriam of Waxahachie, Kermit Freeman and wife Kay of Athens and Mack Freeman of Corsicana; daughter, Florence Poe of Corbet; brothers and sisters-in-law, Hubert and Mary French, J. W. and Mary French and Roy and Carolyn Freeman, all of Corsicana; sister and brother-in-law, Rosie and J. D. Young of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and special friend, Jim Boyd of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Preston Alonzo Thomas
Oct 16, 1950 - Nov 12, 2001

Preston Alonzo Thomas, 51, of Dallas passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2001 in Dallas.

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

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Ross and Johnson Chapel with Elder William Lewis Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be George Rooks Jr., Rodney Thomas, Wellington Cotton, Tony Thomas, James Buerl, Chris Rooks, Stacy Carroll and Rudolph Oliver.

Mr. Thomas was born Oct. 16, 1950 in Corsicana.

He is survived by his sons, Chris of Atlanta, Ga. and Bershard of Dallas; sisters, Martha Thomas Brown and Marie A. Smith, both of Corsicana, Donnie Thomas Davis of Harker Heights and Eleanor Marie Thompson of Austin; nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends, Brenda Wharry of Euless and James Hines of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Johnnie Fay Gray
Jan 23, 1917 - Nov 15, 2001

Johnnie Fay Gray, 84, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Nanette Wyatt and the Rev. Jim Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Miss Gray was born Jan. 23, 1917 in Corsicana. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church. She was employed by Texas Miller Hat Factory and retired after more than 30 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Pauline Collard and Louise Gallaway; and brother, Fred Calvin Gray.

Survivors include her brothers, Alvin Hubert Gray of Arlington and Walter Warren Gray of Tyler; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Irving Collins
May 9, 1909 - Nov 15, 2001

Irving Collins, 92, of Rowlett passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, in Rowlett.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mr. Collins was born May 9, 1909 in Tool.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Collins; father, Ben Collins, mother, Drucy Dabbs; mother, Oma Collins; brothers, Roy Collins and Jim Collins; and sister, Sis Watson.

Mr. Collins is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Naomi and Leroy Jackson of Mesquite and Laravetta and Scott Lewis of Sachse; son and daughter-in-law, James B. and Pat Collins of Westerly, R.I.; stepson, James Kenneth Collins of Plano; brothers and sisters-in-law, Sam and Alicia Collins of Redondo Beach, Calif. and George and Mickey Collins of Kemp; sisters-in-law, Cassie Ingham of Dallas and Bess Collins of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Tommie Pat (Nash) Dawson
Aug 3, 1954 - Nov 15, 2001

Pat Dawson, 47, of Frost passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001 at her residence.

Services are pending. The Rev. Darren Heil will officiate and interment will be held at Dresden Cemetery.

Mrs. Dawson was born Aug. 3, 1954 to Clifford and Emogene Nash. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Dawson of Frost; sons, Justin Dawson and wife Rachel and Jerod Dawson, all of Frost; granddaughter, Jillian; brother, Clifford "Butch" Nash of Barry; sisters, Pam Fears of Duncanville of Nancy Nash of Los Angles, Calif., Susie Nash of San Antonio; and number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Gladys Vivian (Miller) Watson Poole
Jan 30, 1912 - Nov 15, 2001

Gladys Vivian Watson Poole, 89, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001 at her residence.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike Jones, Stephen Roberson, Gregg Roberson, Allan Bounds, Brian Watson, Mark Watson and Jeff Watson. Honorary pallbearers will be Clayton Bounds and Jeff Bailey.

Mrs. Poole was born Jan. 30, 1912 in Fort Worth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, H. Jefferson Watson and Howard Poole; and daughter, Peggy Joyce Watson.

Mrs. Poole is survived by her children, Loys Bounds and Annabell Bounds, both of Monahans, Marjorie Johnston of Liberty, Jean Jones of Dallas, Dale Watson of Waxahachie, Mary Roberson and Beverly Bounds, both of Garland, Lynn Watson of Arlington and Randy Watson of Corsicana; sisters, Amy Webb, Mildred Turner, Bernice Shaner and Ruth Bratcher; and 19 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Jack Neely Batey
abt 1920 - Nov 15, 2001

Jack Neely Batey, 81, of Blooming Grove passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001 at the Temple Veterans Administration Hospital.

Services are pending. Interment will be held at Haven of Memories in Canton.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Billie (Warren) Dyer Posey
Feb 13, 1929 - Nov 15, 2001

Billie Dyer Posey, 72, of Mexia passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia.

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

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Chris Blacksmith officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mrs. Posey was born Feb. 13, 1929 in Corsicana to Leslie Christopher and Bertha Ella Warren. She was a manager for Zales Jewelry Store.

She was preceded in death by her son, Billy Eugene Dyer in 1997.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Angela Dyer of Pursley, Lanny and Patricia Dyer of Union High, Bennie Donn Dyer and Bobby and Renee Dyer, all of Red Oak; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Edwin H. Von Lienen
Jan 2, 1917 - Sep 19, 1999

E. H. Von Lienen, 82, of San Angelo died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, at his residence.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Hamilton Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home.

He was born Jan. 2, 1917, in Moulton.

Survivors include a sister, Edith Lehne of Fredericksburg; and numerous nieces and nephews

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Pauline (Melton) Dawson
Aug 23, 1919 - Mar 17, 1999

Pauline Melton Dawson, 79, of San Angelo died Wednesday, March 17, 1999, in a local hospital.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tom Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.

She was born Aug. 23, 1919, in Pulaski, Tenn. She was a licensed vocational nurse.

Survivors include her husband, Fred Dawson of San Angelo; a son, Bill R. Melton of San Angelo; a daughter, Betty J. Dickson of Corsicana; a stepdaughter, Louise Patton of San Angelo; two brothers, Edward Barnett and Jim Barnett, both of San Angelo; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Sue (Carroll) Ferguson
July 21, 1925 - May 20, 2000

KERRVILLE - Sue C. Ferguson, 74, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at her residence.

Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Quiet Valley Ranch. Arrangements are by Grimes Funeral Chapels.

She was born July 21, 1925, in Corsicana and had been a resident of McAllen before moving to Kerrville 22 years ago. She was a registered nurse at the Kerrville State Hospital.

Survivors include three sons, Jack Ferguson of Atlanta, Joe Ferguson of McAllen and Doug Ferguson of Austin; two sisters, Mildred Megarity of San Raphael, Calif., and Billie Vang of Arlington; a brother, Ben F. Carroll of Vidalia, La.; and six grandchildren.


Frances Nagle
May 26, 1904 - Jun 8, 2000

KERRVILLE - Frances Young Nagle, 96, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, in a San Antonio hospital.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Grimes Funeral Chapels with burial in Garden of Memories.

She was born May 26, 1904, near Corsicana and was a longtime resident of Austin. She was a member of St. David's Episcopal Church and St. David's Hospital Auxiliary.

Survivors include twin sons, Fred S. Nagle III of San Francisco and Frank Taylor Nagle of Kerrville; three sisters, Mary Jo David of Amarillo, Anna Mae Eliot of Corsicana and Billie Ruth Rubottom of Dallas; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.


Joe D. Reed Sr.
Feb 17, 1925 - Feb 21, 2000

BIG SPRING - Joe D. ``Papa Joe'' Reed Sr., 75, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, in a local hospital.

Private graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Mount Olive Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

He was born Feb. 17, 1925, in Corsicana. A Coast Guard veteran of World War II, he was minister and a member of the Church of Christ and the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include a son, Joe D. Reed Jr. of Midland; a sister, Jackie Walker of Graford; a granddaughter, two great-granddaughters, one niece and one nephew.


Mary F. Barron
Aug 29, 1916 - Oct 9, 2000

Mary F. Barron, 84, of San Angelo died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, in a local care center.

Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Community Christian Church. Arrangements are by Shaffer Funeral Home.

She was born Aug. 29, 1916, in Corsicana and was a longtime resident of San Angelo. She owned and operated the Aquarium and Cage Pet Shop.

Survivors include her husband, J. C. Barron of San Angelo; two daughters, Sharon Webb and Dalma Powell, both of San Angelo; two sisters, Doris Key of Welfare and Opal Green of Memphis; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Frances (Hampton) Shaw
Oct 24, 1918 - Oct 22, 2000

BROWNWOOD - Frances Hampton Shaw, 81, died on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, in a local hospital.

Service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the First Christian Church with burial in Greenleaf Cemetery. Arrangements are by Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

She was born on Oct. 24, 1918, in Corsicana and was a longtime resident of Brownwood. She was a retired educator and a member of First Christian Church.

Survivors include three sons, Lyman Shaw of Dallas; William G. Shaw of the Brownwood area, and Joe Shaw of Brownwood; one sister, Ouita Bratton of Brady; three brothers, Joseph Weldon Hampton of Arlington, J. D. Hampton of Dublin and Richard Hampton of New Braunfels; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.


Minnie W. Land
Dec 4, 1919 - Nov 26, 1999

KERRVILLE - Minnie W. Land, 79, died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, at her residence.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Overby Funeral Home Chapel.

She was born Dec. 4, 1919, in Corsicana and had been a resident of Kerrville since 1994. She worked for Pacific Telephone Co. for more than 30 years and was a member of the Dietert Claim and the Telephone Pioneer Club.

Survivors include her husband, Willard Land of Kerrville; a son, Dean A. Warren of Oakland, Calif.; a sister, Olivia Nissen of Carson City, Nev.; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Lois Mason
Dec 18, 1917 - Jan 31, 2000

BIG SPRING Ä Lois L. Mason, 82, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, in a local hospital.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today in Pioneer Cemetery in Graham. Arrangements are by Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

She was born Dec. 18, 1917, in Corsicana and was a longtime resident of Big Spring. She was a retired beautician and a Baptist.

Survivors include a son, J.D. Mason of Stockton, Calif.; a sister, Bertha Bowlin of Big Spring; and two granddaughters.


Josephine Izorah (Halliday) Leadford
Aug 28. 1914 - Sep 12, 2000

JOSEPHINE IZORAH HALLIDAY LEADFORD

PALACIOS - Josephine Izorah Halliday Leadford, 86, of Mertzon and formerly of Hallettsville and Palacios, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, in San Angelo Community Medical Center. She was born Aug. 28. 1914, in Corsicana to Mary Tennie Jones and George Roger Halliday. She was a resident of Palacios most of her life and graduated from Palacios High School in 1932. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, in Palacios Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Brett Moreland officiating.

"Nanny" as everyone called her, was a caring and loving, but strict mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to many. She is survived by a son, Larry Ashley of Copperas Cove; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Jane Leadford of Medina; daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Ray Posgay of Friendswood; and daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Jim Reeves of Mertzon. She also is survived by a sister-in-law, Leona Bluhn of Three Rivers; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Velma and Robert Byers of Palacios; a niece, Mary Ruth Tassler of Port Lavaca; nephew, Jack Halliday of Houston; and cousin, Tom Jones of San Angelo.

Also surviving are grandchildren, Jenny and Ronnie Kite of Belton, Karen and Fabrice Sueoka of Kempner, Cindy Kite of Batesville, Lydia and Shawn Randall of Killeen, Tim Leadford and wife of Midfield, Tate and Dawn Leadford of Houston, Paige Leadford of Medina, Joseph and Debra Anderson of San Angelo, James and Tami Anderson of Mertzon, James and Traci Reeves of West Columbia, Jennifer Reeves of Grand Prairie, Brian and Dawn Bowers of Angleton, Keith Bowers, Paula and Mike Sharp of Friendswood, Helen and Lee Knezek of Bay City, Blair Rowton, George Bittle of Matagorda and Jody Harvey of Houston; numerous great-great-grandchildren; and her companion of 12 years, Missy, her Chihuahua.

She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Walter L. Leadford in May of 1992; her parents; a brother, Carl S. Halliday; a daughter, Dolly Leadford Bittle; three grandsons and two great-grandsons. She had resided in Mertzon with her daughter, Carla and son-in-law, Jim, for the past four years and has given them great joy and blessing.

Pallbearers will be Charles Mize, Kenneth Smith, Bobby Walton, Jack Beard, Herbert Schneider and Don Hyett. Honorary pallbearer will be John Ressler.

The family would like to especially thank Debbie Karademis of Mertzon and the Girling Home Health Care of San Angelo; the caring staff of Med/Tele floor of San Angelo Community Medical Center; Dr. Walter Hewell and his staff; Debbie and Sylvia of WTMC; Brother Jeffery Lee and Chaplain Milton Tyler of SACMC. We had the pleasure of these people in our homes and lives with Mama living with us and helping us to care for her, for the past four and one-half years.

The family requests donations be made to the charity of choice or to the Irion County Volunteer EMS, Mertzon, TX 76941.

Arrangements are by Palacios Funeral


Elvie Jean (Stark) Elmore 
Aug 27, 1914 - May 28, 1999

MASON - Jean Elmore, 84, died Friday, May 28, 1999, at her residence.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 31, in the Mason Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, in the Crown Hill Cemetery in Arlington.

She was born Aug. 27, 1914, in Runnels County and had been a longtime resident of Grand Prairie prior to moving the Mason in 1995. Her father, E. E. Stark, minister of the Church of Christ, performed her marriage ceremony to Boyd B. Elmore on June 20, 1938, in Corsicana. Mr. Elmore preceded her in death June 17, 1980.

She was a retired supervisor for Olan Mills Studios and a homemaker. She was a founding member of the Cooper Street Church of Christ, which later moved to California Lane in Arlington. Jean was active in the Mason Church of Christ, working with VBS and the quilting program.

Survivors include one son, Ron Elmore and wife, Laura, of Austin; one daughter, Sandra Burns and husband, Melvin, of Mason; two sisters, Nell Dortch and Gladys Atteberry, both of Dallas; five grandchildren, Kevin Burns and wife, Melissa, of Wall, Kyle Burns and wife, Kayla, of Abilene, Kerry Burns and wife, Sherry, of Abilene, Kade Burns of Abilene and Kristi Severance of Grand Prairie; and six great-grandchildren, Lane, Lauren and Lance Burns, all of Wall, Kelby Burns and Maegan Burns, both of Abilene, and Bobby Severance of Grand Prairie.

Serving as pallbearers will be Ron Elmore, Melvin Burns, Kevin Burns, Kyle Burns, Kerry Burns and Kade Burns.

Memorials may be made to the Berean Home, P.O. Box 1009, Brookhaven, MS 39602-1009.

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Elizabeth (Tarver) Jonte
June 9, 1909 - Nov 2001

 

November 2001
Orange Leader 28 November 2001

Prominent Orange teacher Elizabeth Tarver Jonte, 92, left this life to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, Nov. 26, 2001.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in Claybar Funeral Home, Orange, with the Rev. James Thompson, former pastor of First United Methodist Church in Orange, officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Born in Corsicana, Texas, June 9, 1909, Elizabeth taught many years in area public schools, including the original Orange school district, Bridge City and West Orange school districts. After retiring from the public school system, she continued to teach for 20 years in the Catholic school systems of the Houston-Galveston Diocese, serving St. Mary's in Orange and St. Anne's in Beaumont, as well as St. Anne's, St. Christopher's and St. Theresa in Houston. A lifelong resident of Texas, she had most recently resided in Bellaire, Texas at ComForCare personal care facility. In addition to teaching, she was a loyal member of the church choir at First United Methodist Church in Orange for over 30 years, often times serving as soloist for special music programs. She additionally appeared on stage with the Orange Community Players, Beaumont Community Players and the Beaumont Civic Opera.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George D. Jonte Sr.; and two siblings, Esther Mae Brownlee and William A. Tarver Jr. Survivors include her daughter, Esther (Liz) Jonte Medley and son-in-law Harold W. Medley, of Houston; son, George D. Jonte Jr.
of Novi, Mich.; grandson, Peter Marcus Jonte and wife, Myla Marks Jonte; and great-granddaughter, Skyla Noel Jonte, all of Houston; sister, Martha Miller of Hopewell, Va.; nephew, William A. Tarver III of Houston; and a host of grandnieces and nephews.

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Lawrence Mack Jones
May 1, 1910 - Nov 15, 2001

Lawrence Mack Jones, 91, of Mexia and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001 at Parkview Hospital.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. David Hale officiating.

Mr. Jones was born May 1, 1910 in Wortham to William Thomas and Elizabeth Jones. He did security work with law enforcement.

Survivors include his niece and nephew, Margaret E. and John Albert Rogers of Wortham.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Betty Elma Lopes
Aug 14, 1921 - Nov 15, 2001

Betty Elma Lopes, 80, of Streetman passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001 in Wortham.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Capps Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bubba Rutherford officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Kirvin.

Pallbearers will be Randy Turner, Jimmy Bennett, Elvie Clardy, Prentice Burks, Leo Miller and Johnny Mackey. Honorary pallbearers will be J. R. Sessions, H. D. Whitaker, Steve Johnson, Suzanne Thomas and Diana Wilson.

She was born Aug. 14, 1921 in Streetman. A lifetime resident of Streetman, she was employed by Selective Service from 1960 to 1971 and was a dispatcher at the Freestone County Sheriff's Office from 1979 to 1991. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Streetman.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Rudy and Sharon Lopes of Streetman; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel of Fairfield.


Carrie (Webber) Welch
Nov 23, 1904 - Nov 18, 2001

Carrie W. Welch, 96, of Rice passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rice Cemetery.

Mrs. Welch was born Nov. 23, 1904 in Birmingham, Ala. She was a telegraph operator for Southern Pacific Railroad.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Frank Webber and grandsons Michel Robinson and John Robinson.

Mrs. Welch is survived by her husband, Clinton Welch of Rice; daughters Fran Vincent and husband William of Rice and Carolyn Robinson and husband John of Durango, Colo.; granddaughter Carol Robinson of Durango, Colo.; and grandsons Clinton Anderson and wife Lynn of Rice and Earl Anderson and wife Star of Waco.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Rachel Rena Reynolds
Jan 7, 1980 - Nov 18, 2001

Rachel Rena Reynolds, 21, of Richland passed away Nov. 18, 2001 in Tyler.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Ms. Reynolds was born Jan. 7, 1980 in Corsicana. She graduated from Corsicana High School in 1998 and worked for O'Reilly Distribution in Seagoville.

She is survived by her mother Cheryl Hall and step-father Richard of Richland; father George Olin Reynolds III; sister Rhonda Reynolds of Richland; brother Shawn Ovalle of Richland; step-brother James Hall of Corsicana; step-sisters Desaire Hall of Whitney and Jennifer and Lynette Ovalle, both of Corsicana; maternal grandparents Don and Ella Loper of Rice; paternal grandmother Ann Hall of Corsicana; nephew Logan Crocker of Richland; niece Hailee Crocker of Richland; aunts and uncles Larry and Ava Loper of Rice, John and Vickie Marshall of Eustace and Jim and Linda Reynolds of Corsicana; and numerous cousins.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Gary Smith
Mar 23, 1956 - Nov 17, 2001

Gary Smith, 45, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lemmons Funeral Home in Plainview. Interment will follow at Parkland Memorial Gardens in Plainview.

Mr. Smith was born March 23, 1956.

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Smith of Corsicana; daughter Marti Pratt of Bighten, Kan.; brother Jimmy Smith of Corsicana; and sister Patsy McCollum of Grand Saline.

Local arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Jimmie Loraine "Lucie" (Fulton) Tipping
May 29, 1912 - Nov 17, 2001

Loraine Tippings

Loraine Tippings, 89, of Snyder passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001 at Snyder Oaks Care Center.

Services will be 4 p.m. today at Bell-Cypert-Seale Chapel in Snyder with Rev. Leroy Ochoa of Knapp Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Hillside Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Tippings was born May 29, 1912 in Blooming Grove. She married Ocie Tippings Aug. 27, 1931 in Corsicana. She was a housewife.

She was preceded in death by husband Ocie Tippings; daughter Billie Neyman; sister Robbie Lee Harrison; brother Buster Fulton; and great-grandson Shane Thomas.

Mrs. Tippings is survived by twin daughters, Joanne Sterling and husband Mickey of Ira and Jetonne Dill and husband John of Austin; sister Lucille Futch of Ponder; brothers Will Roy Fulton of Fort Worth and J.C. Fulton of Tyler; son-in-law "Corky" Neyman of Lamesa; eight grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

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


Ruby (Harper) Reed
Sep 6, 1908 - Nov 17, 2001

Ruby Reed, 93, of Ennis and formerly of Frost, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001 at IOOF Nursing Home in Ennis.

Graveside services were 11 a.m. today at Frost Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Smith officiating.

Mrs. Reed was born Sept. 6, 1908 in Sheridan, Ark. to Jacob W. and Emma Harper. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth Reed of Frost; daughter, Emogean Bason of Fort Worth; sister, Pauline Clay of Turpin, Okla.; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Callie (Gentry) Ferguson
Aug 18, 1904 - Nov 15, 2001

Callie Gentry Ferguson, 97, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001 at Heritage Oaks West.

Quiet hour will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Scott Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Second Mission Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Polk, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery in Kerens.

Pallbearers will be Charles Colbert, Bob Ingram, Alvas Gillespie, James Ingram, Joe Hall and John Ingram.

She was born Aug. 18, 1904 in Malakoff. Her family were members of Samaria Baptist Church until she moved to Corsicana in 1965 and joined Second Mission Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, two sons and nine siblings.

Survivors include her daughter, Catherine Wright of Corsicana; son, Florenzo Ferguson of Corsicana; grandchildren including Alfreda Wright of San Francisco, Calif., Saundra Wright Jones and husband Greg of Upper Marlboro, Md., Serena Wright Bostic and husband Ira of Houston, Ceannie Bell Fisher and husband Alvin of Kerens, Stephanie Bell of Los Angeles, Calif. and Jane Floyd Larry Bell; 19 great-grandchildren; nieces including Mattie Jones of Corsicana, Ozella Lindsey of Kerens, Irma Brown of San Diego, Calif., Pearlie Gillespie and Irine Coe of Abilene and Georgia Green of Houston; nephews, Roy Bradley of Corsicana, Odell Carter and Raymond Polk of Fort Worth; and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


David Holland Rutherford
Dec. 4, 1942 - Nov 18, 2001

David Holland Rutherford went to be with the Lord Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001 after a long bought with cancer.

Viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Davis Funeral Home, 6428 Brentwood Drive, Fort Worth.

Mr. Rutherford will be laid to rest at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, the memorial service to be at the pavilion located at the cemetery.

Mr. Rutherford was born Dec. 4, 1942 in Corsicana, the fourth of eight children to Willis L. and Johnnie Rutherford. He had lived in Garland for the last two years.

From 1960 to 1977, with tours in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967 and from 1968 to 1969, Mr. Rutherford served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army. Stationed out of Columbus, Ga., he served his country with great honor.

While living in Georgia, he married Maryland O. Paulk of Ocilla, Ga. and their love kept them together, and they raised five children.

His love and wisdom will remain with the many loved ones of whom he has touched and been so much a part of. With his unending, loving heart and his long-reaching hands to guide, he will always be in loved ones' hearts and minds.

Mr. Rutherford is survived by his wife, Maryland Paulk; children and spouses, Harry C. and Debra Rutherford of Quinlan, Wanda J. and James Allinen of Rice, Jennifer C. and Vince Pryor of Quinlan, Mary L. and Andrew Littlefield of Garland, and Randall E. and Kay Smith of Ardmore, Okla.; brothers, Dorsey Rutherford and Willis R. Rutherford; sisters, Trina White, Lou Flowers, Sandra Ellis and Jane Bradley; and nine grandchildren.

Arrangements by Davis Funeral Home of Fort Worth.


Billy Earl Watson 
Jun 19, 1929 - Nov 20, 2001

Billy Earl Watson, 72, of Cryer Creek passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001 at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gene Gipson officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Watson was born June 19, 1929 in Barry. He graduated from Barry High School. He was employed with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, and retired after more than 39 years of service. He was an active private pilot for over 40 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Earl and Bonnie Ann Rhodes Watson.

Survivors include his wife, Leda Scoggins Watson of Cryer Creek; sons, Steven Andrew Watson and wife Elizabeth of Scottsdale, Ariz., Timothy James Watson and wife Leeann of Coppell, and Billy Earl Watson II of Granbury; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 200 N. 13th St., Suite 102, Corsicana, Texas 75110; or a church of your choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Mae Anna Lena (Hoeinghaus) Speed
Feb 6, 1920 - Nov 19, 2001

Mae Anna Lena Speed, 81, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 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 Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Vernon McGuyer officiating. Interment will follow at Lake Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chris Barr, Buck Bonner, Larry Courtney, Patrick Stearman, Jeff Thornton and Charles Walpole. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Courtney and James Kirk.

Mrs. Speed was born Feb. 6, 1920 in Rowena.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Major Earl Speed; and brothers, Joe Hoeinghaus and Walter Hoeinghaus.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Jean Pearl and James Courtney of Buchanan Dam, and Barbara Ann and Mark Jones and Wanda Sue and Randal Kirk, all of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, William E. and Shirley Speed of Eustace; brother, Oscar Hoeinghaus; sister, Amanda White; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 12850 Spurling Drive, Suite 100, Dallas, Texas 75230.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Dennis Linder
Aug. 7, 1941 - Nov 20, 2001

Dennis Linder, 60, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001 at Baylor in Dallas.

Services are pending with Harold Scott officiating. Interment will be held at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Moore, Tim Grant Jr., Justin Woods, Jason Langford, Marcous Marcum and Les Hawes.

Mr. Linder was born Aug. 7, 1941. He served five years in the U.S. Navy, and was an employee with Russell-Stover Candy Factory.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Barbara Linder of Corsicana; sons and daughter-in-law, Matthew Reaves of Corsicana, Earl and Midge Reaves of North Richland Hills, Danny Linder, David Linder and Wayne Linder; daughters and sons-in-law, Julia and Charles Marcum of Frost and Angie and Nat Menagh of Iowa; 15 grandchildren; first great-grandchild due Dec. 12; brother, Phil Linder of Arlington; sister, Pat Trippy of California; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Tom and Mirl Sawyer of Purdon; sisters-in-law and husbands, Joyce and Tim Grant and Tammie and Thomas Dooly, all of Red Oak, and Debbie and Freddie Langford of Ferris; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Lorene (Petty) Wishon
Jan. 6, 1928 - Nov 20, 2001

Lorene Wishon, 73, of Terrell and formerly of Eureka, went to meet her Lord Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001. She passed away at Medical Center at Terrell.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Wishon was born Jan. 6, 1928 in Eureka to Eark and Obie Petty. She was a homemaker, and the mother of eight children. She had lived the past five and one-half months at the Country View Manor in Terrell with Alzheimer's Disease and was well taken care of. Mrs. Wishon was very outgoing, and loved to dance and sing. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed by her family and friends.

Survivors include her sons, Leon Gill of Quinlan, Bill Gill of Mesquite and Rocky Gill of Euless; daughters, Shirley Tunnell of Seagoville, Rosemary Shearin and Sylvia Mize, both of Quinlan, Sandra Hudspeth of Kilgore, and Karen Vicars of Henderson; brothers, Billy and Robert; sisters, Margie, Ruth Laura, Florence and Joyce; 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Bessie Mae (Currington) Evans
Aug. 30, 1910 - Nov 21, 2001

Bessie Mae Evans, 91, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Dawson Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Mrs. Evans was born Aug. 30, 1910 in Haskell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Harman Evans.

Survivors include her brother, Malry Currington of Corsicana; sister, Nettie Kite of Mineral Wells; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Harold Joiner Dozier
Sep 30, 1910 - Nov 22, 2001

Harold Joiner Dozier, 91, of Blooming Grove passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001 at Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

Services are pending. Interment will be at Rosehill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Mr. Dozier was born Sept. 30, 1910.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Wanda Ruth and William "Bill" Strain of DeSoto; grandchildren, Rhonda Kay Bryant of Glenn Heights, and Kathy Renee and Randy Thorn, both of Ovilla; and great-grandchildren, Randy and Rusty Worley and Austin Thorn.

Arrangments by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove.

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  • Posted by Edward L. Williams
  • Son of Benjamin Franklin & Mary Caroline "Mollie" (Outlaw) Dozier
  • Married Ruby Elizabeth "Dutchie" Boyd on 29 December 1934 in Cryer Creek, Navarro Co. TX.  She was born 9 Sep 1911 in Lone Cedar, Navarro Co., TX to David Leonard "Len" & Nina Ruth (Knight) Boyd.  She died 15 April 1980 in Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.
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  • Corsicana High School - Class of 1931

Jennie Emily (White) Bottoms 
Nov 26, 1908 - Nov 21, 2001

Jennie Emily White Bottoms, 92, of Tyler passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001 in Tyler at Hospice Homeplace.

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

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jason Bottoms, Van Bottoms, Kirby Hill, Gary Hodge, Jim Hodge, Ken Hodge, Gary Richards and Jerry Wooldridge.

Mrs. Bottoms was a long-time resident of Navarro and member of Eureka Methodist Church. She was born at Navarro on Nov. 26, 1908 to Marvin and Emily Stroder White and was raised and spent most of her life on a farm.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Bottoms; two sisters, Mamie Fouty and Bertrude Robinson; brother, Marvin White; son-in-law, Jay Hodge; and her parents.

Mrs. Bottoms is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Lynn and Karen Bottoms of Navarro and M. R. "Bunk" and JoAnne Bottoms of Eureka; daughter, Dot Hodge of Tyler; sister-in-law, Vivian Bottoms Simpson of Corsicana; five grandsons, Jason and Van Bottoms, both of Eureka, and Gary, Jim and Ken Hodge, all of Tyler; two granddaughters, Amy Bottoms Hill of Eureka and Mindy Bottoms Wooldridge of Blooming Grove; six great-grandsons, Jarod Bottoms, Brendan Hopkins and Andrew and Connor Hill, all of Eureka, and Casey and Clay Hodge, both of Tyler; six great-granddaughters, Raeleigh and Tresa Bottoms, boh of Eureka, and Carley, Cathy, Megan and Taylor Hodge, all of Tyler; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Minnie Lee (Compton) Minchew
Jul 29, 1932 - Nov 21, 2001

Minnie Lee Minchew, 69, of Union High passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001 at a Dallas Hospital.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. this morning at Dawson Cemetery with the Rev. Chris Blackshear officiating.

Mrs. Minchew was born July 29, 1932 in Dawson. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. She had lived in Dawson and Union High for the past 25 years after moving home from Houston. She married Marshall Minchew on Aug. 4, 1950 and they recently observed their 51st wedding anniversary. She was a member of the Union High Volunteer Fire Department.

She is survived by her husband, Marshall Minchew of Union High; daughters, Marsa Gail Parker of Conroe and Linda Ann Waldrep of Livingston; brother, Thomas A. Compton of Dawson; sister, Ann Thomas of Corsicana; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Edna (Brown) Prince Johnston
Apr 2, 1927 - Nov 23, 2001

Edna Prince Johnston, 74, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. David McGee officiating.

Mrs. Johnston was born April 2, 1927 in Del Rio. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. She owned and operated Edna's Cafe in Cayuga for several years. She was a very loving and protective wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughters, Candy Hargis and Dana Hart; and nephew, Charles Brown.

Survivors include her husband, Henry W. Johnston of Corsicana; daughters, Diana Arnett and husband Walter of Navarro, Jane Nasralia of Florida, Rita McDaniel and husband Don, Patricia Prince, and Beverly Ann Johnston, all of Corsicana, and Betty Martin of Retreat; sons, Bobby Gene Johnston and Henry David Johnston, both of Corsicana, Jack Albert Johnston of Alma, Eathan Prince of Houston, L. E. Prince of Rock City, Ill., and Wayne Prince of Big Sandy; brother, Sonny Brown of Palestine; sister-in-law, Eva Long of Corsicana; eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Susie L. George
Mar 17, 1914 - Nov 21, 2001

Susie L. George, 87, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001 at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.

Quiet hour will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Scott Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor K. D. Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Lyle George, Luther Jackson, Stacy Young and Marvin Charles.

Mrs. George was born March 17, 1914 in Navarro County. She was a faithful member of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church where she served as senior choir president for many years; and had been an active member of the former Mother's Club at G. W. Jackson High School.

Survivors include her husband, Allen George of Corsicana; devoted son and daughter-in-law, Charlie and Lillian George of Dallas; grandchildren, Lyle George of Cedar Hill and Tamara Martin of Dallas; great-grandchildren, Tayler Martin and Tamara Martin, both of Dallas; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


Adelle (Dennis) Lockhart
Nov. 19, 1913 - Nov 25, 2001

Adelle Dennis Lockhart, 88, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001 in Corsicana.

Services are pending with Hampton Vaughn Funeral Home in Wichita Falls.

Mrs. Lockhart was born Nov. 19, 1913 in Jacksboro.

She is survived by her son Barton Lockhart and wife Bobbie of Corsicana; and daughter Elizabeth Drury of Wichita Falls.

Local arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Buck Crowder
May 12, 1930 - Nov 24, 2001

Buck Crowder, 71, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001 at Mel-Haven Nursing Home.

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

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hopewell Cemetery with Rev. James Evens officiating.

Mr. Crowder was born May 12, 1930 in Muleshoe, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Mery Ellen Crowder and sons Jim Crowder and wife Billie, Randy Crowder, Russell Crowder and wife DeDe and Kenny Crowder and wife Meryl, all of Corsicana; sons Ronny Crowder of Huntsville, Ricky Crowder of Abilene, Michael Paul Garbreath of Lebanon, Mo., and Steven Maisenbach and Ted Teeter of Illinois; daughters Janie Smith and husband John of Corsicana, Holy Batey and husband Jack Virgel of Blooming Grove, Debbie Lyons and husband Tim of Denver, Colo. and Lisa Gibbs of Sherman; brother Felix Crowder of Phoenix, Alford Crowder of Oklahoma and James Earl Crowder of Arizona; sisters Barbara Faye of Oklahoma, Jo Ellen of California and Cora Bell of Arizona; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Jessie Mesker
Aug. 14, 1918 - Nov 26, 2001

Jessie Mesker, 83, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2001 at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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

Mr. Mesker was born Aug. 14, 1918 in Navarro to Harlin and Hattie Mesker. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a truck driver for Crown Central for many years.

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Nita and Paul Jordan of Corsicana and Marie and Bryan Garner of Ponder; granddaughter, Haley; and grandsons, Ryan and Reid.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Breanna Sharae Davis
Dec 1, 1995 - Nov 24, 2001

Breanna Sharae Davis, 5, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001 in Corsicana.

Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church in Corsicana with the Rev. Peter Kolb officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 1, 1995 in Corsicana.

Survivors include her mother, Rechel Sneed; father, Kingie Osbourne; grandmother, Stephanie Huckaby; and other relatives.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


Ralph Glenn McCulloch Sr. 
Dec 6, 1932 - Nov 28, 2001

Ralph McCulloch Sr., 68, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001.

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

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Mr. McCulloch was born Dec. 6, 1932 in Navarro Mills to Bennie and Velma McCulloch. He served in Korea with the U.S. Army. He was a truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Velma McCulloch; sisters, Ruth McCulloch and Lucy Roloff; and son, Ralph McCulloch Jr.

Survivors include his father, Bennie McCulloch of Dawson; sons and daughters-in-law, Pete and Tammy McCulloch of Purdon and Phillip and Amy McCulloch of Corsicana; daughters, Peggy Moore, Pam Barnes, Pat Fowler and husband Paul, and Page Jones, all of Corsicana; brother, M. B. [Marvin] McCulloch of Burleson; sister, Karen Taylor of Dallas; 22 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to American Hospice, 200 N. 13th St., Suite 115, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.


Cecil Lamar "Tex' Melton 
Oct 6, 1922 - Nov 28, 2001

Cecil Lamar "Tex" Melton, 79, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001 at his residence.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Grandsons and grandsons-in-law will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Melton was born Oct. 6, 1922 in Dresden to James Grover and Amanda Lou Melton. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church. He was an auto repairman and a member of the Odd Fellows.

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

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Melton of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and David Boulter, Clara and Robert Machal and Deborah and David Knavel; sons, Brent Melton and Mike Melton; brothers, Dean Melton and Grover S. Melton; sisters, Lorean McCulloch and Syble Malone; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.


Addie Pearl (Melton) Johnson
Apr 21, 1918 - Nov 27, 2001

Addie Pearl Johnson, 83, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001 at Heritage Oaks West.

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

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Percy Marton, J. K. Melton, David Malone, Jerry L. McCulloch, Randy Wells and Mike Batson.

Mrs. Johnson was born April 21, 1918 in Dresden to James Grover and Amanda Lou Melton. She was a homemaker and was a member of Westside Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, G. W. Johnson; son, James Calvin Johnson; grandson, Jimmy Johnson; and granddaughters, Carla Ruth Tuck and Betty Albach.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Jackie and Bob Butler, Pat and James Coker and Jerry and Palma McCulloch, all of Corsicana, and Martha and Bob Kline of Jacksonville; brothers, Dean Melton of Barry and Grover Melton of Blooming Grove; sisters, Syble Malone and Lorean McCulloch, both of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Barbara Johnson; 13 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.


Ella Billie Robinson
Jul 25, 1915 - Nov 27, 2001

Ella Billie Robinson, 86, of Streetman passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001 at Fairview Manor Nursing Home in Fairfield.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church, corner of Ross and Marsh streets, Streetman, with the Rev. Joe D. Hubbard Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Streetman.

Pallbearers will be Alvin Packer, Bennie Robinson, Curtis Robinson and Willie Jackson.

She was born July 25, 1915 in Streetman. She was a member of the Field Court No. 381 Heroines of Jericho in Streetman. She was a faithful member of Macedonia Baptist Church until her health failed. She loved her church and would look forward to Wednesday night and Sunday services.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Captain G. Robinson and Bessie Robinson; and brothers, Jimmie L. Robinson and Fred Robinson.

Survivors include her son, Roosevelt Taylor and wife Malinda of Dallas; sisters, Lou Brown and Shirley Hart, both of Dallas, and Bessie Robinson of Fairfield; brothers, Melvin Robinson and wife Ruby of Dallas, Clint Robinson and wife Mae Frances and Curtis Robinson, all of Streetman, and Bennie Robinson and wife Brenda of Fairfield; sister-in-law, Pearl B. of Dallas; a host of nieces including Jannie Sanford and husband Ron of Plano, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Syble J. Stutts
Sep 14, 1918 - Nov 27, 2001

Syble Stutts, 83, of Houston passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001 in Houston.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery.

Mrs. Stutts is survived by her husband, Clarence Stutts of Houston; daughters, Mary Vernon of Lindale and Jimmie Mae Cole of California; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.

Notes:

  • SSDI: Syble J. Stutts; b. 14 Sept 1918 - 27 Nov 2001; 449-26-7053

Barney Alvin Richards
Nov 9, 1915 - Nov 28, 2001

Barney Alvin Richards, 86, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dale Leggett officiating. Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandnephew Tim Nicholson. Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Greer, Ray Jacobs, Willie Wiese, Jody Rodgers, Jimmy Nicholson, Jelly Luther and Jessie Prater.

Mr. Richards was born Nov. 9, 1915 in Emhouse to Frank W. and Minnie Mary Richards. He was a lifetime resident of Corsicana. He married Essie Hunter June 7, 1943 in Corsicana. He worked for Stroud and Stell as a truck driver. He enjoyed gardening, playing dominoes and watching baseball at Beebe Field. He was a member of Fundamental Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, W. J. "Skeeter" Richards and E. H. "Ruck" Richards; and sisters, Dora Luther and Marie Brown.

Survivors include his wife, Essie Hunter Richards of Corsicana; children, Buddy and Wanda Richards and Billy and Sharon Richards, all of Corsicana, and James and Beverly Richards of Maypearl; grandchildren, Joey Richards and wife Shelia, Chad Richards and wife Jerri, Shane Richards and Billy Jr. Richards, all of Corsicana, Scott Richards of Dallas and Kristy Richards of Maypearl; great-grandchildren, Brooke Richards, Hagen Richards and Chesney Richards; brothers, Clyde Richards and Dorsey Richards, both of Corsicana; sister, Dorothy Fuller of Cedar Creek; and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Dartanian James Walker Sullivan
Jan 6, 2001 - Nov 27, 2001

Dartanian James Walker Sullivan, 10 months, of Red Oak and formerly of Dawson, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001 at a Lancaster hospital.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Dawson Cemetery with Bishop Gary Clark officiating.

He was born Jan. 6, 2001 in Corsicana. He attended Waxahachie Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Survivors include his father, Scot Anthony Sullivan of Red Oak; mother, Rachel Ann Bivins Sullivan of Red Oak; paternal grandmother, Tricia Bradley of Red Oak; paternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Glen and Jadean Sullivan of Dawson; maternal grandparents, Tim and Deborah Bivins of Purdon; brothers, Kevin Scot Sullivan of Palmer, Sabastian Anthony Sullivan and Kragan Drake Sullivan, both of Red Oak; sister, Crystal Megan Sullivan of Palmer; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dartanian Sullivan Memorial Fund, in care of South Trust Bank, P.O. Box 670, Red Oak, Texas 75154.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Delores Jessica Barajas

11/30 Icy road conditions lead to death of local woman

By JUSTIN LEWIS/Daily Sun Staff

Icy road conditions claimed the life of a Corsicana woman early Thursday morning and left another man seriously injured. Six other fatality wrecks have been attributed to winter weather that hit Texas this week.

Delores J. Barajas, 31, of Corsicana was killed one mile west of Powell on State Highway 31 after she stopped to help a motorist who had previously slid into the center median.

According to a report filed by Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Corporal Ben Allison, a gray 1997 Hyundai driven by 27-year-old Mario Belmontes of Corsicana was traveling eastbound on Hwy. 31 at an unsafe speed given the road conditions. He lost control of the vehicle and spun out into the center median. He exited his vehicle and sought the assistance of a passing motorist.

Barajas stopped and exited her vehicle to help Belmontes.

As Barajas and Belmontes were standing by the road talking, Welton Betts of Kerens pulled up in his 1994 Dodge truck to assist the stranded motorist.

Betts exited his vehicle to attempt to tow Belmontes' vehicle from the ditch.

As the three were attempting to get the vehicle out of the ditch, the third vehicle involved in the deadly accident, a 1996 gold Toyota Corolla driven by 35-year-old Collie Bluitt of Kerens, was traveling westbound on Hwy. 31. Bluitt's vehicle was also traveling too fast for the existing weather conditions and as he came upon the stopped vehicles, he attempted to stop and started sliding.

Bluitt struck Betts' vehicle, pushing it across the right lane of the highway. It then bounced off and struck Barajas and Belmontes. Barajas died at the scene. Belmontes was taken to Navarro Regional Hospital and was then transferred to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler in serious condition.

Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2, Bob McQuary held an inquest at the scene at 7:30 a.m.

Bluitt was also transported to Navarro Regional Hospital with minor injuries.

The artic blast that has pelted Texas with a hard freeze and up to a foot of snow has now left at least nine motorists dead, including a woman who was 8 1/2 months pregnant, in wrecks blamed on icy bridges and slick roads.

Police said James Waller, 45, died after losing control of the vehicle. His wife, Doris Waller, 41, died from injuries after being taken to Parkland Hospital. Her fetus also could not be saved.

Three of the fatalities were in the Abilene area. A Nevada man was killed about 4 p.m. Tuesday when he lost control on Interstate 20 and struck another motorist, said Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Tom Vinger.

Ninety minutes later and six miles south of Abilene, Derwood Thomas, 88, of Abilene died when his vehicle rolled over on an icy stretch of U.S. 83. Mark Allen Garcia of Winters was killed about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday after a collision on Texas 36 in Callahan County.

Patsy Davis, 49, of Silverton died after 5 p.m. Tuesday when her vehicle lost control and veered into oncoming traffic on snowpacked Texas 207 in Briscoe County in the Panhandle. Two others were seriously injured.

In West Texas, Jean English McDaniel, 61, of Muleshoe died Tuesday after being thrown from her truck when it went out of control and overturned on U.S. 84 about 10 miles west of Littlefield in Lamb County.

Law officers in Roanoke closed both eastbound lanes of Texas 114 for more than an hour after a four-vehicle collision killed 21-year-old Juan Gandara of Irving

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Corsicana Daily Sun - 12/2 Obituaries

Deloris Jessica Barajas

Deloris Jessica Barajas, 27, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Woodland Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Bailey officiating.

She was born July 29, 1974 in Dallas.

She is survived by sons, Cameron Lee Wiggins and Nicholas Marquis Wiggins and a daughter, Desiree Danielle Wiggins, all of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Roy William Layton, Jr.
Oct 15, 1918 - Nov 29, 2001

Roy W. Layton Jr., entered into rest November 29, 2001 in San Antonio. He was born October 15, 1918 in Corsicana, TX to Roy William Layton Sr. and Annie Ruth (Franks) Layton. He was a member of the Blue Bonnet Lodge No. 1219 A.F. & A.M. for over 50 years. Mr. Layton was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Marie Layton. He is survived by his sons, Dale Layton and wife Marilyn, Alan Layton, D.D.S. and his fianc 5/8e, Linda Camacho, Keith Layton and wife Teri; grandchildren, Douglas, Steven, Kelley, Rachel, great-granddaughter, Korrinne; brother, Billy Layton. Visitation: 5:00 - 8:00 P.M., Sunday, December 2, 2001 at the funeral home. Graveside Service will be held at 10:30 A.M., Monday, December 3, 2001 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with Military Honors. Sunset Funeral Home.


Jonnie (Arnett) Neal
Jan 17, 1914 - Nov 30, 2001

Jonnie Neal

Jonnie Neal, 87, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2001 at Heritage Oaks Nursing Home West.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Paschal Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be members of the family.

Mrs. Neal was born Jan. 17, 1914 in Kerens.

Survivors include her son, Richard J. Tidwell of Dallas; stepsons, Gerry Neal of Frisco and Thomas Neal of Houston; brother, Wayne Arnett of Houston; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.


Thomas Fletcher Stevenson
Jan 24, 1910 - Nov 28, 2001

Thomas Fletcher Stevenson, 91, who resided at the Royal Plaza Retirement Center in Lewiston, Idaho and formerly of Hays, Kan., went to be with the Lord Nov. 28, 2001.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Frost United Methodist Church with the Rev. Nancy Schusler officiating.

Mr. Stevenson was born Jan. 24, 1910 in Itasca to Thomas W. Stevenson and Lessie Caldwell Stevenson. He graduated from Frost High School, and was a veteran of World War II serving in the 411th U.S. Army Medical Corps in the South Pacific. He was employed by F. W. Woolworth Co. for 47 years as a retail store manager in New Mexico, Texas, Nebraska and Kansas with his longest tenure of 17 years in Great Bend, Kan. Mr. Stevenson married Mildred Elizabeth Goodman Dec. 25, 1942. He was 50-year member of the American Legion and a 65-year member of Kiwanis International. He was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and thoroughly enjoyed a life of service to others through SCORF, Masons, Sunday school, Methodist Men and various services for the elderly. He will forever be remembered as a loving Christian husband, father, brother and uncle.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Mildred Elizabeth Goodman Stevenson; daughter, Susan Mann of Lewiston, Idaho; son, John Stevenson and wife Colleen of Rockledge, Fla.; loving grandchildren, Shelleigh Mann Beeson and husband Kevin of Lewiston, Idaho, Shawn Mann and wife Jill of Portland, Ore., Mark Stevenson of Gainesville, Fla. and Michelle Stevenson of Orlando, Fla.; great-grandson who was his pride and joy, Aidan Beeson of Lewiston, Idaho; and sisters, Mary Hill Stevenson Warren of Frost and Louise Stevenson Bain of Mexia.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Mary Eleanor (Gable) Wilkison
Jan 26, 1911 - Nov 25, 2001

Mary Eleanor Gable Wilkison, 90, of Albuquerque, N.M. passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001 at Laurel View Healthcare Center of Albuquerque.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Dawson with the Rev. John Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Mrs. Wilkison was born Jan. 26, 1911 in Dawson. She had lived in Albuquerque since 1998. Prior to that she had lived in Dallas for two years, Mesquite for two years, Mineral Wells for three years, Eastland for 11 years and Carlsbad, N.M. for 44 years. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ester Wilkison on Oct. 5, 1996; sister, May Lacy; and brothers, Joe, Boy Ed, Gene and Barton Gable.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Lou Mackey of Dallas; son, David E. Wilkison of Albuquerque, N.M.; brothers, George Henry Gable of Houston and Bobby Dan Gable of Nevada; three granddaughters and five great-grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Dawson.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Tossie Grimmett/McGuyer/Whitehead
Oct 8, 1900 - Dec 1, 2001

Tossie Whitehead, 101, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John C. Bates officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her great grandsons.

Mrs. Whitehead was born Oct. 8, 1900 in Navarro County. She was a private sitter and a member of That Church.

She was preceded in death by husbands, E. G. Grimmett, Wallace McGuyer and Robert L. Whitehead; sons, Thomas M. "Buddie" Grimmett and W.C. Grimmett and great grandson, Jimmy Plummer.

She is survived by daughter and husband, Allie and S.C. Dodson; daughter, Bernice Ivie and niece Irena Orler, all of Corsicana.

Memorial contributions may be made to That Church, 3375 N. Business 45, Corsicana TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Myrtle Velma (Riles) Lewis
Nov 2, 1905 - Nov 28, 2001

Myrtle Velma Riles Lewis, 96, of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

A wake service will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Independent Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Lacey officiating. Interment will be at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Aubrey Washington Jr., Joseph Washington, J.D. Washington, Keith Washington, Jerry Riles, Frederick Riles and George Riles.

Honorary pallbearers will be deacons and trustees of the First Independent Baptist Church.

Mrs. Lewis was born Nov. 2, 1905 in Cheneyboro.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Lewis; parents; eight sisters and brothers.

She is survived by her son, Wriley L. and Elizadia Lewis of Inglewood, Calif.; granddaughters, Rhode Michaelle Lewis Tillery and husband Wesley of Hawthorne, Calif., and Rhonda Danielle Lewis of Los Angeles, Calif; great grandchildren, Kira, Kyla, Keila and Rhamani; brother, Claude Riles Sr.; sisters-in-law, Jewel Riles, Alice Degraffenreid and Inez Johnson Lewis, all of Corsicana; a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary


Johnnie Lee (Scott) Brown
Jan 13, 1936 - Nov 30, 2001

Johnnie Lee Scott Brown, 65, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2001 at the Medical Center of Arlington.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Alvin Chimney officiating. Interment will be at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Ms. Brown was born Jan. 13, 1936 in Garrison.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters.

She is survived by her foster son, Bobby C. Wilson of Corsicana; sister, Berdie Haggerty of Corsicana; brother, Nathaniel Woods of Corsicana and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary


Estelle (Sutton) Hutson
Sep 28, 1910 - Dec 2, 2001

Estelle Sutton Hutson, 91, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Corsicana with the Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Hutson was born Sept. 28, 1910 in the Black Hills community.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Hutson in 1989.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Marsha Hutson of Corsicana; granddaughters, Damara Hutson Watkins and husband Lance of Corsicana, and Kedra Shirley Mata and husband Juan of Allen; grandsons, Larry Lynn Hutson of San Diego, Calif., and Brett Shirley and wife Lezlie of College Station; and great-grandchildren, Grayson Watkins, Graham Watkins, Jake Shirley and Brooke Shirley.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.


Martha Fay McCary


David McWilliams
Jan 25, 1958 - Dec 1, 2001

David McWilliams, 43, of Dallas passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001 in Navarro County.

He was born Jan. 25, 1958 in Columbia, S.C. to Arthur C. and Lorraine McWilliams III.

He was a night auditor with Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

Survivors include his parents; brother, Stephen McWilliams of Dallas; sisters and brothers-in-law, Elizabeth and Darrell Spraggins of Linn Creek, Mo. and Rachel and Joe Rayburn of Dallas; nieces, Laura, Natalie and Kendall; nephew, Logan; grandparents, Ann Barkley of Missouri, Clarice McWilliams of Dallas and Arthur C. McWilliams of Illinois.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.


Jessie Keele
Sep 14, 1928 - Dec 3, 2001

Jessie Keele, 73, of Purdon passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. Gary Johnson and the Rev. Lonnie Keele officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bo Ivie, John Ivie, Mike Ivie, David Ivie, Wayne Ivie, Robert "Red" Keele and Charles Keele. Honorary pallbearer will be Jimmy Keele.

He was born Sept. 14, 1928. He was a minister from the age of 15. He pastored churches in Pasadena, Belton, Hubbard, and Corsicana with Evangel Temple.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Alma Keele of Purdon; sons, Ronnie Keele of Cunningham, Tenn. and Terry Keele of Corsicana; daughter, Jewel Rudnikoff of Chandler, Ariz.; sister, Lillie Terry of Lancaster; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Hilda June (Ledford) Parrish
Dec 22, 1941 - Dec 3, 2001

Hilda June Parrish, 59, of Dawson passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2001 at her residence.

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

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Wade Funeral Chapel with Michael Green officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

She was born Dec. 22, 1941 in Corsicana. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Dawson. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Truett and Ruby Baker Ledford.

Survivors include her son, Dale Harkins of Dawson; daughters, Shelley Huffman and Kelley Mitchell, both of Dawson; and grandchildren, Kalin Pederson and Kolby Pederson, both of Dawson.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Gail Francile Largent
Feb 16, 1915 - Dec 4, 2001

Gail Francile Largent, 86, of Streetman passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001 at her residence.

Memorial services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall, 540 E. Reunion, Fairfield, with Dave Williams officiating.

Mrs. Largent was born Feb. 16, 1915 in Aberdeen, S.D. She was a nurse.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Francile and Jim Sanders of Streetman.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Fairfield


Sarah Jane (Seale) Youngblood
Jun 22, 1932 - Dec 2, 2001

Sarah Jane Youngblood, 69, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001 at her residence.

Services are pending.

She was born June 22, 1932 in Kerens to John and Lilla Mae Seale. She was a homemaker.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.

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Sarah Jane Youngblood, 69, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001 at her residence.

A private burial was held today at Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazette.

She was born June 22, 1932 in Kerens to John and Lilla Mae Seale.

She was a homemaker.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana. 


Warren H. Miller
Nov 14, 1912 - Dec 1, 2001

The Rev. Warren H. Miller, 82, of Fort Worth passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001 in Corsicana.

Quiet hour will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Scott Funeral Chapel.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at First Pilgrim Valley Rest Baptist Church in Fort Worth with the Rev. O. H. Hill, pastor, officiating and the Rev. Moses Miller as eulogist. Interment will follow at Chatfield Cemetery. [Chatfield Memorial I}

He was born Nov. 14, 1912 in Chatfield. He attended public school at Timothy, and served his country as a soldier in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. He began his ministry at Wilgo Baptist Church in Corsicana under the Rev. Lott, pastored Hopewell Baptist Church in Rice, Cedar Fork Baptist Church in Trinidad, Beulah Baptist Church in Wortham, and Greater New Hope Baptist Church in Fort Worth. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, held several offices in the Galilee Griggs District Association, and was active in his community.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marie Cephus Miller; and eight brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, the Rev. Moses and Rose Miller of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Earlene Miller of Corsicana; brothers-in-law, Curtis Henderson of Dallas and William Cephus of Corsicana; Marie Alexander of Ennis; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


Beatrice (Ross) Howell
Oct 11, 1908 - Dec 4, 2001

Beatrice Howell, 93, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating assisted by Mrs. Howell's grandsons the Rev. David Murphy and the Rev. Glen Murphy. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Howell was born Oct. 11, 1908 in Nevada, Texas to John W. and Martha Jane Ross. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James K. Howell; and grandson, Michael Atkeisson; and parents.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Truman and Millie Howell and James B. and Exa Howell, all of Corsicana, and Raymond and Martha Howell of Waxahachie; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Murphy, and Betty and Bobby Hicks, all of College Station, Mary and Raymond Paul of Corsicana, and Linda and Kent Wear of Garland; brother and sister-in-law, John Henry and Elner Ross of Farmersville; 20 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana


Peter Michael Horvath Sr.
Jan. 6, 1943 - Dec 4, 2001

Peter Michael Horvath Sr., 58, of Cedar Creek Lake and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001 at Methodist Hospital in Sugar Land.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Lawrence Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bob Dunn, Jerry Allen, Mike Cotton, Bill Knuerr, Clyde Brett and Wayne McClellan.

Mr. Horvath was born Jan. 6, 1943 in Racine, Wis. to Albert and Marion Horvath. He was a truck driver.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Horvath of Trinidad; sons and daughters-in-law, Nick and DeeAnn Horvath of Kansas City, Mo., Chris and Joni Horvath of Prior Lake, Minn., Pete Horvath II of Lewisville, Eric and Rebecca Horvath of Seattle, Wash., and Tom Horvath of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; stepchildren and their spouses, Melissa and Drew Dotson of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Jeffery and Sandra Ivie of Emory, Donna and Billy Cole of Corsicana and Loyal Poe III of Dallas; brother, Tom Horvath of Mason City, Iowa; sister, Mary Jo Kellogg of Eagle Grove, Iowa; 10 grandchildren and 10 step grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.


J. L. "Mac' McEachern
Feb 10, 1913 - Dec 4, 2001

J. L. "Mac" McEachern, 88, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Harold Small and the Rev. Ed Ridge officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John A. Sanders, Jerry Don Sanders, John G. Small, Greg Sanders, John Sanders Jr., Doug Harkrider, Hal Small, Keith Small, Jason Sanders, Andrew Sanders, Leroy Robinson and Jim Howard.

Mr. McEachern was born Feb. 10, 1913 in Freestone County.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kate McEachern.

Survivors include his sister, Alma Grace Sanders of Fairfield; sister-in-law, Mamie McEachern of Fairfield; nephews, Harold Small Jr. of Jacksonville, John Gordon Small of Fairfield, John A. Sanders of Franklin, Jerry Don Sanders of Mexia, Grady L. McEachern and Jimmy McEachern, both of Arizona, and Doug Harkrider of Houston; nieces, Diane McEachern of Arizona, Mary Anne Medlan of Huntington, Vickie Arnold of San Antonio and Connie Smith of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Edith Faye (Frazier) Blood
Feb. 11, 1938 - Dec 5, 2001

Faye Blood, 63, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001 in Houston.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Richland Cemetery with Dr. David Hale officiating.

Mrs. Blood was born Feb. 11, 1938 in Willis, Okla. to R.A. and Katherine Frazier. She worked at Sears as a shipping clerk, and she was also a beauty operator.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Blood; and stepdaughter, Carolyn Thomas.

Survivors include her daughters, Kathy Cannon and Lillian Brown and husband Kenneth, all of Corsicana, stepdaughters, Betty Stewart of Moffett, Fran Gainer of Temple and Harriett Brown of Temple; 12 grandchildren; and brother, George Thompson of Krum; six stepbrothers and stepsisters; special friend, Glen Shamblin of Waco; and numerous other friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.


Lacy Bell (Martin) King
Sep 15, 1923 - Dec 4, 2001

Lacy Bell King, 78, of Kerens passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001 at her residence.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday at M. R. Smith Parlor for Funeral Homes.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Samuel Washington officiating. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery.

Mrs. King was born Sept. 15, 1923 in Frankston.

She is survived by her brother Arthur Martin of Kerens and John Henry Willmam; sisters Ora Lee Womack of Tuscon, Ariz., Clarice Edwards of Fort Worth ad Katherine Johnson of Kerens; son Nathaniel Williams; grandchildren Nathan Faulk, Carol Jefferson, John Jefferson, Whortie Faulk and Vincent Faulk; three great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.


Glenn Joseph Cook
Mar 5, 1922 - Dec 6, 2001

Glenn Joseph Cook, 79, of Granbury passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001 at his residence following a lengthy illness.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at All Faiths Chapel at Texas A&M University in College Station. Interment will follow at College Station Cemetery.

Mr. Cook was born March 5, 1922 in Bazette. He graduated from Mildred High School in 1939 and Texas A&M University in 1944. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran.

He was executive director of the Brazos Valley Council of Governments and a resident of Bryan for 26 years before retiring to Granbury in 1993.

Mr. Cook was a member of First Baptist Church of Granbury. He was a 40-year member of Redland Masonic Lodge No. 3, A.F.& A.M., San Augustine, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and American Legion Earl Graham Post No. 159, Bryan.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Jordan Cook; son, Boyd Thomas Aringdale; and parents, Alvah Raymond Cook and Lillie Pearl Kelly Cook.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Liz Cook of Dallas; grandson, Jordan Hays Cook of Dallas; sister, Cookie Montgomery of Dawson; brothers, Preston Kelly Cook of Temple, Raymond Wendell Cook and Edward Lockhart Cook, both of Corsicana, and Sidney Albert Cook of Pensacola, Fla.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary Evelyn and Howard Scott of Fort Worth; aunt, Ina Mae Wilson of Houston; special friend and caregiver, Mary Foust of Granbury; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorials may be made to Coon Creek Homecoming Fund, in care of Marsha Brown, 5358 Farm-to-Market Road 56, Clifton, Texas 76634; or First Baptist Church of Granbury Building Fund, 1851 Weatherford Highway, Granbury, Texas 76048.

Arrangements by Callaway-Jones Funeral Home of Bryan

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Frank MacKay Patchen
Oct 29, 1913 - Dec 5, 2001

Frank MacKay Patchen, 88, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001 in Corsicana.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Edward A. Baggett officiating.

Mr. Patchen was born Oct. 29, 1913 in Newark, N.Y. He grew up in Providence, R. I. where he graduated from Brown University in 1935. He served in the 106th Infantry Division during World War II, fought and was captured during the Battle of the Bulge, and spent four months as a prisoner of war before he was released in the spring of 1945.

Mr. Patchen obtained an M.B.A. degree from New York University, was recognized nationally as Retail Man of the Year, and served on the board of directors of several business and academic organizations. He was president of the variety store chain McCrory, McClellan, H. L. Green and the J. J. Newberry stores and retired after a 40-year career.

In 1975, Mr. Patchen and his wife bought a department store in Portland, Maine, which they operated for three years. After the blizzard of 1978, they retired again and moved to Phoenix, Ariz. where they lived 15 warm years before moving to Addison to be near their daughter and son-in-law.

Moving to Corsicana in 1996, he made many new friends. He was active in several organizations including the Lions Club, Toastmasters, the Apartment Association, Corsicana State Home, the nursing home ombudsman program, and as a member of St. John's Episcopal Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, to whom he was married for 54 years; nephew, Donald Elliott; and parents, Frank F. and Jessie MacKay Patchen

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Janet and George Walker of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Elizabeth Ann Ralston Patchen of Trevor, Wis.; granddaughter, Loral Patchen of Silver Spring, Md.; sister, Catherine J. Elliott of Longmeadow, Mass.; niece, Cathy Ward of Longmeadow, Mass.; and nephew, Vincent Donkowski of Delray, Fla.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, Capital Fund.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Frank M. Patchen ’35, of Corsicana, Tex.; Dec. 5. He was president of the variety-store chain McCrory, McClellan, H. L. Green, as well as the J. J. Newberry stores for forty years before he retired. Recognized nationally as Retail Man of the Year, he served on the boards of several business and academic organizations. In 1975, after retiring, he and his wife bought a department store in Portland, Maine, and operated it for three years. A member of the106th Infantry Division during World War II, he was captured during the Battle of the Bulge and spent four months as a prisoner of war. He was active in several organizations in Corsicana, including the Lions Club, Toastmasters, the Apartment Association, Corsicana State Home, and the Nursing Home Ombudsman program. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and is survived by a daughter, Janet Patchen Walker, P.O. Box 3002, Corsicana, Tex. 75151; a son; a granddaughter, Lorel ’90; and a sister.

Notes: Brown Alumni Magazine


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