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Clyde Bates Savage
Jun 16, 1909 - Dec 30, 2001

Bates Savage, 92, of Hubbard passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001 in a Waco hospital.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wade Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Irvin officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Mr. Savage was born June 16, 1909 in Malone. He was a farmer and rancher. He was an Army veteran having served as a sergeant in World War II. He fought on D-day (the Normandy Invasion), in the Battle of the Bulge and the Battle of Saint Lo. He also earned the Bronze Star. He was a member of the Hubbard VFW, Masonic Lodge No. 530 and the Karem Temple Shriners in Waco. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Hubbard.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Evelyn Savage of Hubbard; daughter, Sue Leathers of Hubbard; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mac and Barbara Savage, Pat and Trixie Savage, Charlie and Madeline Savage and Joe and Barbara Savage; sisters, Francis Gremillion and husband Maurice, Sue Savage Smiser and Jean Savage; grandchildren, Rhonda Kennard of Hubbard and Wendy Davis of Whitehouse; and great-grandchild, Katelyn Marie Kennard.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.

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Bates Savage

Bates Savage, 92, of Hubbard passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001 in a Waco hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Irvin officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Mr. Savage was born June 16, 1909 in Malone. He was a farmer and rancher. He was an Army veteran having served as a sergeant in World War II. He fought on D-day (the Normandy Invasion), in the Battle of the Bulge and the Battle of Saint Lo. He also earned the Bronze Star. He was a member of the Hubbard VFW, Masonic Lodge No. 530 and the Karem Temple Shriners in Waco. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Hubbard.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Marie Langford in 1997.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Evelyn Savage of Hubbard; daughter, Sue Leathers of Hubbard; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mac and Barbara Savage, Pat and Trixie Savage, Charlie and Madeline Savage and Joe and Barbara Savage; sisters, Francis Gremillion and husband Maurice, Sue Savage Smiser and Jean Savage; grandchildren, Rhonda Kennard of Hubbard and Wendy Davis of Whitehouse; and great-grandchild, Katelyn Marie Kennard.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Esma (Cook) Jayroe
Aug 24, 1915 - Dec 31, 2001

Esma Jayroe, 86, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2001 at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Esma Jayroe, 86, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2001 in Corsicana.

She will be cremated with a private burial to follow at Younger Cemetery.

Mrs. Jayroe was born Aug. 24, 1915 to Jewell and Carroll Cook in Kerens. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Lee Jayroe, her parents and brothers Onis Cook and John Cook.

Mrs. Jayroe is survived by her son Jewell Lee Jayroe and wife Barbara of Clarksville, Tenn.; grandchildren Christina Jayroe and Kathy Jayroe Sebree; great-grandchildren Darnela Jayroe, Chaunsie Sebree. Kenisha Sebree and Michael Lee Hurt; step-sons Jimmie Jayroe of Purdon and Henry Lee Jayroe of Houston; step-daughters Helen Southern of Houston and Odessa Presson of Boyd; numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and nephew William Cook and wife Sammie of Kerens.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


A. J. Tatum, Sr.
Jun 27, 1921 - Dec 30, 2001

A.J. Tatum, 80, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001 due to surgery complications in Lorton, Va. where he resided since the early 1960s.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery

Mr. Tatum was born June 27, 1921. He married Reba Larue Norwood from Overton and had one child A. J. Tatum Jr. from Overton and a grandson A. J. Tatum III from Beaumont. He attended Kilgore public schools and Texas A&M University. He was an instructor at Kilgore Junior College at the age of 18, and was chief flight instructor in the Army Air Corps in Alamogordo, N.M. He became an architect for Roscoe Dewitt in Dallas. He designed and built many of the Dallas hospitals and others across the nation.

He was sent to Washington, D.C. to build, renovate and restore many government buildings such as an extension of a wing of the Capitol, restore Senate chambers, and Supreme Court chambers. He also renovated the Cannon Building. His biggest project while in Washington was being chief architect of the new James Madison Library of Congress. He built "safe havens" in U.S. embassies throughout the world. He also did many "classified" projects on the east and west coast and a project in Colorado for the government.

He semi-retired and did work as chief design architect for the NUS Corporation, a division of Haliburton, building nuclear power plants. Kilgore College had its 50th anniversary and Mr. Tatum was recognized as one of the eight most successful students to graduate from KJC.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Minnie C. Guynes
Oct 30, 1898 - Dec 30, 2001

Minnie C. Guynes, 103, of San Luis Obispo, Calif. and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Dec. 30, 2001 in San Luis Obispo, Calif. She was born Oct. 30, 1898.

Services will be 4 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Guynes was born Oct. 30, 1898 in Oklahoma. She was a school teacher.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Guynes.

Mrs. Guynes is survived by her sisters, Esther Gilstrap, Ruth Clark and Gertrude Saunders.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Marshall Ray
Oct 6, 1915 - Dec 31, 2001

Marshall Ray, 86, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2001 in San Angelo.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home with Dr. David hale officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be John Burk, Jim Dickson, Joe Hambrick, Ed Phinney, Fred Rasmussen and Eben E. Stover. Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Alexander, Bill McNabb and Frank Palmer.

Mr. Ray was born Oct. 6, 1915 in New York, Texas. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church. He was employed with the John Deere Tractor Company, until he and his wife bought the Gulf Distributorship Company in 1962 in Marked Tree, Ark. They owned and operated the business for 18 years before retiring. He was an avid golfer during his retirement years. The couple moved to Corsicana in 1991.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Ray; sisters Violet Joslin, Ava Martin and Lisa Speegle; brothers Cecil Ray and E. C. (Mutt) Ray; and parents J.C. (Jack) Ray and Ada Reynolds Ray.

Mr. Ray is survived by his sister, Bobbie Mooneyham of Corsicana; and nine nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Marshall Ray
Thursday, January 3, 2002

Marshall Ray, 86 of Corsicana, Tex. died Monday, December 31, 2001 in San Angelo, Tex. Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana has charge of the services, which include visitation on January 3, 2002 from 6 to 8 p.m. and funeral services January 4, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with Dr. David Hale officiating and burial in the Resthaven Memorial Park cemetery on 3. Highway 31.
Mr. Ray was a member of Northside Baptist Church. He was employed with the John Deere Tractor Company all of his adult life, until he and his wife Marie bought the Gulf Distributorship in 1962 in Marked Tree, which they owned and operated for 18 years when they retired. They moved back to Corsicana in 1991.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marie Ray, sisters, Violet Joslin, Lisa Specgle and Ava Martin, mother, Ada Reynolds Ray, father, J. C. (Jack) Ray, and brothers Cecil Ray and E. C. (Mutt) Ray.

One sister, Bobbie Mooneyhan of Corsicana, Tex., and nine nieces and nephews survive him.

Pallbearers are John Burk, Jim Dickson, Joe Hambrick, Ed Phinney, Fred Rasmussen and Eben E. Stover. Honorary pallbearers are Earl Alexander, Bill McNabb and Frank Palmer.

Notes:

  • Tri-City Tribune, Marked Tree, Arkansas, Monday, January 5, 2009


Vernon Van-Sant Brinson
Sep 28, 1912 - Jan 1, 2002

Vernon Van-Sant Brinson, 89, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002 in Austin.

Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

Mr. Brinson was born Sept. 28, 1912 in Frost.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Vernon Van Sant "V.V.' Brinson

Vernon Van Sant "V.V." Brinson, 89, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002 in Austin.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Max Copeland officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Ross Duane Steiner, Phillip Robert Brinson, John Matthew Brinson and Justin Marc Brinson, and great-grandsons Jeffery Lynn Roberts and Michael Ross Steiner. Honorary pallbearers will be family friends Fred Graves, Charles Blake, David Wilson, Lyndon Anderson and DeWayne Taylor.

Mr. Brinson was born Sept. 28, 1912 in Frost, the fifth of eight children, to Phillip Enoch Brinson and Geneva Allene (Van Sant) Brinson. He was raised in Navarro County and married Minnie Lee "Tiny" Blake Dec. 25, 1934. They lived on the family farm for the first two years of their married life. Mr. Brinson later moved his family to Dallas where he worked for a bakery and then a laundry delivery service.

They moved to Houston where Mr. Brinson began working for Brown Shipyard during World War II. He then began working for Nagel Manufacturing and Supply Company, moved to Caldwell, and became plant manager of the coat hanger factory there. While in Caldwell, Mr. Brinson joined the Rotary Club and was made president in 1959. He was also a member of the Chamber of Commerce and a charter member of Copperas Hollow County Club.

He was transferred to Nagel's home office in Austin in 1969 to become director of plants. Mr. Brinson retired from Nagel's in 1977. During his retirement, the Brinsons split their time between their homes in Granite Shoals on Lake LBJ and Surfside Beach on the Gulf of Mexico. He was a loving and devoted husband to Mrs. Brinson, but especially during the illness which caused her death in 1990.

Mr. Brinson became involved with the Senior Citizens Center in Marble Falls and First Baptist Church, lending his quick wit, humor and consummate salesmanship to their respective causes. He met his second wife Pauline Gibson there and they were married at First Baptist Church July 30, 1994. They spent most of their time at their Granite Shoals home surrounded by their numerous children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They also traveled often to visit friends and loved ones.

Mr. Brinson was always a caring father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved to dance, never met a stranger and was always armed with an arsenal of jokes.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Tiny on Feb. 7, 1990; children, Barbara Gail Brinson in 1936, Alva Jill Brinson in 1940 and Vernon Martin "Marty" Brinson on March 27, 1987; brothers, Karlton C. "K.C.," and Phillip Edwin "Pete"; and sisters, Audrie, Adele and Orelle.

Survivors include his brothers, Roy and Truitt; daughter, Linda Jean Steiner and husband Bill; grandson, Ross Duane Steiner and wife Mel and his children Michael Ross Steiner, David Phillip Steiner and Angela Marie Steiner; granddaughter, Cynthia Jean Dixon and husband Ned and her sons Jeffery Lynn Roberts and Travis William Dixon; daughter-in-law, Patsy Jean Brinson Hughes; grandsons, Philip Robert Brinson and wife Bridget and their son Stephen Ingram Brinson, John Matthew Brinson and wife Carol and their daughter Kate MacKenzie Brinson, and Justin Marc Brinson and wife April; wife, Pauline Brinson and her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Alice Jenkins
Jun 5, 1911 - Jan 1, 2002

Alice Jenkins, 90, of Trinidad, passed away Tuesday, Jan.1, 2001 (sic.. should be 2002) at her residence.

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

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Vernon A.M.E. Church in Trinidad with the Rev. Edward Hunt officiating. Burial will follow at Oakgrove Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Vernon Jackson, Archie Lee Boggass, Anthony Boggass and Corey Jenkins.

Ms. Jenkins was born June 5, 1911 in Kerens.

She was preceded in death by her father, Enoch Jenkins of Trinidad; mother, Dora Darnals; brothers, Willie Jenkins and Lee Jenkins; sisters, Nell Jenkins, Corneilius Oliver, Viola Raze and Armetha Jenkins.

She is survived by sisters, Pinky Carter of Malakoff and Pearlie Jenkins of Trinidad; sister-in-law, Ira Pearl Jenkins of Trinidad; nieces, Patsy Lawson of Fort Worth, Mola Smith of Houston and a host of other nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.


Nellie J. McCormick
Aug 25, 1915 - Jan 3, 2002

Nellie J McCormick, 86, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating.

Mrs. McCormick was born Aug. 24, 1915 in Corsicana and was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was a housewife.

She is survived by her husband, Robert E. McCormick; nephew, Allen and Jan Fouty; niece, Glenda and Johnny Seaton, all of Corsicana and a number of other nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Mamie Atchley
Oct 11, 1915 - Jan 3, 2002

Mamie Atchley, 86, of Rice passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002 in Ennis.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dale Shultz officiating. Interment will follow at Rice Cemetery.

Mrs. Atchley was born Oct. 11, 1915 in Boyce. She was a member of Haynie Memorial Methodist Church in Rice.

She was preceded in death by her husband, V. B. Atchley; son, J. W. Atchley; and daughter, Barbara Williams.

Survivors include her grandsons, James Atchley and Wayne Williams, both of Rice, and Russell Williams of Corsicana; granddaughters, Judy Blake of Barry, Tammy Clark, Cindy Shelton and Cathy Wyatt, all of Rice, and Gina Hut of Irving; daughter-in-law, Betty Atchley of Rice; son-in-law, Joe Williams; sister, Flora Smith of Houston; and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 200 N. 13th St., Suite 102, Corsicana, Texas 75110; or American Heart Association, 1615 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75207.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Added to www.findagrave.com

Margie (Whatley) Ward
Jul 29, 1939 - Jan 3, 2002

Margie Ward, 62, of Palestine and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002 in Palestine.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Margie Ward

Margie Ward, 62, of Palestine and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002 in Palestine.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Leonard Ward officiating.

Mrs. Ward was born July 29, 1939 in Atlanta, Ga. to Clarence and Iva Hendricks Whatley. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her son, Roger Ward; and brother, Amos Whatley.

Survivors include her husband, Nelson Ward of Palestine; sons, Harold Ward of Albuquerque, N.M. and David Ward of Gainesville; daughter, Gale Payne of Purdon; sister, Edna Carmichael of Grapeland; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Luby Nolan
Jul 1, 1904 - Jan 1, 2002

Luby Nolan, 97, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002 at Westridge Nursing Center in Lancaster.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Wilgo Baptist Church in Corsicana. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Randolph Pipkins Sr., Randolph Pipkins Jr., Adolphus Nolan Jr., Robert Nolan and Marvin Stewart.

Mr. Nolan was born July 1, 1904 in Corsicana. He was a retired restaurant and grocery store owner.

Survivors include his foster daughter and son-in-law, Rosetta and Randy Pipkins Sr.; stepson, John Haley; grandson, Donald Ray Haley; brother, Adolphus Nolan Sr. and wife Ola Mae; nephews, Adolphus Nolan Jr. and wife Catherine, and Robert Nolan; other relatives and a longtime friend, Ophelia Spencer Haire.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


George Washington Eliot, Jr.
Jul 30, 1912 - Jan 3, 2002

George Washington Elliot, 89, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002 in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church. Interment will be at Grape Creek Cemetery.

He was born July 30, 1912.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Mae Eliot of Corsicana; son, James and Judy Eliot of Denton; daughter, Ann and Dick Kelsey of Denton and five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Endowment Fund of the First United Methodist Church, 320 North 15th Street, Corsicana TX 75110.

Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

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George W. Eliot

George W. Eliot, 89, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002 in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Boyd and Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating. Interment will follow at Grape Creek Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rudy Carroll, Dave Drapela, Liston Herod, John Kelsey, Bruce Oliver, Andy Sterr, Bob White and Bill Young.

He was born July 30, 1912 in Angus, the last of five children born to a pioneer Navarro County family. He was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church, and was a graduate of Corsicana High School.

He was preceded in death by his son, George W. Eliot Jr.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Anna Mae Eliot of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, James and Judy Eliot of Denton; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Dick Kelsey of Denton; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Endowment Fund of First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana, Texas 75110; or Family Service Association, 409 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corsicana High School Class of 1931 (Listed as as a Junior Class Vice-President in the 1930 Corsican)

Estella Robinson
Jan 17, 1909 - Dec 31, 2001

Estella Robinson, 92, of Goodlow passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2001 at Mel-Haven Convalescent Center.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount B. Zion Baptist Church in Goodlow with the Rev. Nathan Carter officiating. Interment will follow at Goodlow Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Mrs. Robinson was born Jan,. 17, 1909 in Navarro County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Grant Robinson.

Survivors include her son, J. B. Larkin of Gardena, Calif.; daughters, Geneva Smith of Kerens, Stella Hancock, Annie Helen Martin, Polly Martin and Dawn Hawkins; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Olivia Ruiz
Aug 6, 1909 - Jan 2, 2002

Olivia Ruiz, 92, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be at noon Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Patheleon Rios officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Stevie Castillo, Freddy Mooneyhan, Luis Ramirez, Michael Ruiz Jr., Tony Ruiz Jr. and Victor Vera. Honorary pallbearers will be Luis Castillo, Arturo Mucino and Simon Solis.

Mrs. Ruiz was born Aug. 6, 1909 in El Chapul, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She was a very devoted and faithful member of Iglesia Bautista Calvario of Corsicana. She was always a Christian example to her children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Aurelio Ruiz.

Survivors include her sons, Albert Munos of Montebelo, Calif., Luis Ramirez of Granbury, Frank Ruiz of San Diego, Calif., Jose Longino Ruiz of El Paso, Lorenzo Ruiz of Los Angeles, Calif., and Gilbert Ruiz, Joe Ruiz, Mike Ruiz, Ray Ruiz and Tony Ruiz, all of Corsicana; 34 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Mary Lou (Stillwell) Boykin
May 12, 1938 - Jan 3, 2002

Mary Lou Boykin, 63, of Kerens passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002 at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was born May 12, 1938.

Survivors include her sons, Robert Arthur Stillwell of Kerens, John Allen Fidler and Angela of Morning Sport, La., and Johnny Andrew Boykin Jr. of Kemp; daughters, Tina Marie Boykin and Joey of Seven Points, Jerri Ellen Fidler of Kerens, Tammi Sue Creel of Tool, Terri Creel of Kerens, Sherryl Lynn Fidler and Billy of Seven Points, Timmi Bland and Cenny of Whitman, Ark., Tammy D. Foreman and Clay of Kerens; brothers, Joe Bill Stillwell and Dan Stillwell, both of Arkansas; sister, Jayne Morales and Henry of Upland, Calif.; 33 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


George Elmer "Stumpy' Wren
Jul 28, 1927 - Jan 3, 2002

George E. "Stumpy" Wren, 73, of Arlington passed away Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2002 in Arlington.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mr. Wren was born July 28, 1927 in Anna.

Survivors include his daughters, Doris Solley of Teague, Patricia Smith of Corsicana and Faye Gilley of Arlington; sons, Jimmy Wren of Tivoli and Danny Wren of Corsicana; sister, Jimmie Rebecca Romaine of Royse City; grandsons, Doug Solley and Tony Solley, both of Teague, Christopher Smith and Daniel Wren, both of Corsicana, and Kyle Wren of Tyler; granddaughters, Tammy Solley of Teague, Brandy Smith and Alisha Wren, both of Corsicana, and Randee Wren of Victoria; three great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 200 N. 13th St., Suite 102, Corsicana, Texas 75110; or Hospice of Mercy, 500 W. Third Ave., Suite 2, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


James E. "Jim' Thomason
Sep 8, 1928 - Dec 29, 2001

James E. "Jim" Thomason, 73, of Waco passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001 at a Waco care center after a lengthy illness.

Services were 2 p.m. Monday at OakCrest Funeral Home Chapel. A private burial was held at Waco Memorial Park Wednesday.

Mr. Thomason was born Sept. 8, 1928 in Kerens to G. E. "Earl" Thomason and Kiny Collins Thomason. He graduated from Kerens High School and served in the Coast Guard. At his retirement in 1999, he was apartment manager at a Waco complex. He was a mason, shriner and enjoyed various hobbies. He married Katherine "Norma" Bentley of Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Doris Segerlind and Janice Colvin; brother, Allen Thomason; and brother-in-law, Richard Fields.

Survivors include his wife, Norma; daughter, DeLynn Shehorn of Waco; sons and daughters-in-law, Barry and Pam Thomason of Hewitt and Mike and Judy Thomason of Waco; sister, Martha Fields of Kerens; brothers-in-law, Melvin Colvin of Carthage and O.W. "Swede" Segerlind of Houston; grandchildren, Jennifer Thomason and Daniel Long of Hewitt, Justin, Rebecca and James Thomason of Waco, Emily Shehorn of Waco, and Cindy and Andy Shehorn of Bakersfield, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by OakCrest Funeral Home of Waco.


Minnie (Womack) Steele/Mugrage
Jul 26, 1911 - Jan 5, 2002

Minnie Steele Mugrage, 90, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Don Sawyer officiating. Interment will follow at Midway Cemetery in Winkler.

Pallbearers will be Mike McCary, Kenny McCary, Dale McCary, Jody Quattrochi and Ronnie Lee.

Mrs. Mugrage was born July 26, 1911 to A.N. and Demetress Womack in Corsicana. She married Robert O. Steele and they raised a son and daughter. She retired from Miller Bros. Hat company and Colllins Street Bakery. She was a member the Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Retreat and the Corsicana chapter of Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert O. Steele and Clifford Mugrage; her parents; three brothers; and three sisters.

Mrs. Mugrage is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Betty Steele of Hurst; daughter and son-in-law, Audrey and Pete Goodin of Navarro; grandsons, Tommy Goodin and wife Donna, and Joe Bob Goodin and wife Sharron of Navarro; granddaughters, Beverly Couch and husband Ernest of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Rebecca Quattrochi and husband Jody of Bedford; great-grandsons, Zackery Goodin, Aaron Goodin, and Jacob Quattrochi; great-granddaughter, Angie Quattrochi; great-great-granddaughter, Taylor Parks; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lynn and Juanita McCary; sisters-in-law, Rosmond King, Ruth Womack, and Lois McCary; a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Joe Troyce Gregory
Nov 2, 1931 - Jan 4, 2002

Joe Troyce Gregory 70, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dave Alexander officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Stanley Gregory, Jimmy Gregory, Holland Gregory, Dr. Gary Wilson, Brent Duren and Jim Hayden.

Mr. Gregory was born Nov. 2, 1931 in Streetman.

Mr. Gregory is survived by his wife, Bonnie; daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Ronald Sikes; sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky and Debbie Rogers and Eddie and Debra Gregory, all of Corsicana; grandchildren, David Rogers, Gayle Rogers, Michael Rogers, Morgan Gregory, Brian Gregory, Stacy and Leslie Prickett, and Emily Sikes; and great grandchild, McKenzie Prickett.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Bernice Rettenmayer
Jun 25, 1907 - Jan 5, 2002

Bernice Rettenmayer, 94, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dan Layn, the Rev. Terry Keele and Jerry Turner officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be James O'Connor, Thomas O'Connor, Kenneth A. Ketchen, Christopher Ketchen, James W. Gilfillan Jr., and John R. Gilfillan.

Mrs. Rettenmayer was born June 25, 1907 in Ft. Crook, Neb.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Pat Rettenmayer of Tyler; daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte Jean O'Connor of Corsicana, Mary Lou and Kenneth Ketchen of Water Town, Minn., and Elizabeth and James Gilfillan of Corsicana; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Shirley (Gomez) Applegate
Nov 10, 1948 - Sep 24, 2001

FORT WORTH -- Shirley Applegate, 52, a homemaker, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Fry Funeral Home in Bowie.

Shirley Applegate was born on Nov. 10, 1948, in Corsicana, Texas.

Survivors: Husband, Dee Applegate of Fort Worth; son, Randy Dee Applegate of Fort Worth; daughter, Misty Joanna Applegate of Fort Worth; brother, Jessie Gomez of Corsicana; sister, Betty Rutherford of Dallas; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.


Lena Mae (Coleman) Brooks
May 1, 1908 - Nov 3, 2001

FORT WORTH -- Lena Mae Brooks, 93, a retired public school teacher, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, Corsicana. Burial: Woodland Cemetery, Corsicana. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Chapel.

Lena Mae Brooks was born May 1, 1908, in Corsicana. She was a former Sunday school teacher at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church.  Survivors: Son, Joe Miller Brooks of Tyler; daughters, Frances Hayes, Dorothy Jordan, Mattie Hicks and Pearl Brooks; brother, Dr. Will Coleman of Grand Rapids, Mich.; sisters, Katherine Chandler of Berkeley, Calif., and Ruth Greene; 16 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren.


Woodrow H. Brown
Nov 25, 1912 - Jan 2, 2002

CORSICANA -- Woodrow H. Brown, 89, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, in Corsicana.

Funeral: was Saturday at Greenwood Memorial Park.

Woodrow H. Brown was born Nov. 25, 1912, in Emhouse. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 30 years of service, with 15 years at Carswell.

Survivors: Sister, Lucille Wynn of Conway, Ark.; and nephew, Travis Brown, Jr. and wife, Teresa of The Woodlands.


James E. "J. E." Carroll Jr  
May 24, 1914 - Oct 14, 2001

FORT WORTH -- James E. "J. E." Carroll Jr., 87, a retired employee of Southwestern Bell, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Greenwood Chapel. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. All master Masons are invited to attend his services. Memorials: Oakhurst Presbyterian Church or charity of choice. James E. "J. E." Carroll Jr. was born May 24, 1914, in Corsicana to James Ernest Carroll Sr. and Hazel Madrey. He graduated from N.T.A.C. (now The University of Texas at Arlington) in 1932. He married Aldine Marye Elms in 1933, who preceded him in death in 1985. J. E. began his career with Southwestern Bell in 1933. He spent 11 years in Tulsa, Okla., and returned to Fort Worth in 1944, where he worked for Bell until retirement in 1969.

While in Oklahoma, he also owned and operated Carroll and Qualls Drilling Co. and he drilled and completed many oil wells. After he retired from Southwestern Bell, his interest turned to gemology, and he became an active member in the Fort Worth Gem and Mineral Club. He learned the art of faceting gemstones and taught this skill to many area residents. He was a longtime member of Oakhurst Presbyterian Church, where he served on the Board of Elders as a ruling elder. He was raised a master Mason in 1954 and was a member of Riverside Lodge (now Haltom City Lodge No. 1331). Survivors: Wife, Mary Wanda; son, Jim Carroll and wife, Linda, of Broken Arrow, Okla.; sister, Dorothy Carroll of Fort Worth; stepsons, Gary Stoner of Roanoke, Va., and David Stoner and wife, Carol, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.


George L. Colvin
Nov 25, 1902 - Jul 19, 2001

ARLINGTON -- George L. Colvin, 98, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2001, in Arlington.

Graveside service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Restland Memorial Park.
George L. Colvin was born Nov. 25, 1902, in Corsicana. He worked as a supervisor for Railway Express Agency for 37 years. He was loved and will be missed by all of his relatives. He was preceded in death by wife of 71 years, Doris Gertrude Colvin.

Survivors: Daughter, Linda Leithner; grandchildren, Randy and George Leithner; and great-grandchild, Christian.


 Calvin Fenton
Aug 15, 1951 - Sep 20, 2001

WEATHERFORD -- Calvin Fenton, 50, a teacher and attorney, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001 at a Dallas hospital.

Graveside service: 2:30 Sunday, Sept. 23. Memorial service: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Northridge Presbyterian Church in Dallas. Burial: Annetta Cemetery, Annetta. Visitation: was 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Benbrook Funeral Home.

Memorials: American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Born Aug. 15, 1951 in Corsicana to Edward and Clara Fenton, Calvin was a graduate of U.N.T., the S.M.U. School of Law, and U.T.A. He practiced law in Dallas for many years and has taught honors economics and social studies at Mineral Wells High School the past six years. He was a member of Northridge Presbyterian Church and a lover of music and camping. Calvin was a loving and adoring father, a great brother and a friend to many.

Survivors: Mother, Clara Davison of Fort Worth; daughter, Ann Marie Fenton of Dallas; brothers, Bill Gene Fenton and R.E. Fenton of Fort Worth, James Robert Fenton of Willow Park; sisters, Marilyn Garrett and Sharon Knowles, both of Fort Worth; the mother of his child, Marisu Fenton of Dallas; along with a host of friends.


Clyde W. Gutshall

BURLESON -- Clyde W. Gutshall, 95, a retired survey chief for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at his home in Burleson.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Laurel Land Burleson Memorial Chapel in Burleson. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Burleson.

Memorials: Community Hospice of Texas, 1208-B West Henderson St., Cleburne, Texas 76031.

Active pallbearers: Major Allen Wilson, Bill Whiteside, John Gutshall, Paul Gutshall, John Musgrave and Jim Gutshall. Honorary pallbearers: Clyde "Dub" Gutshall, Charles Gutshall and Jeff Price.
Clyde Gutshall was a longtime member and a deacon of First Baptist Church of Burleson. He was a boys Sunday School Teacher for 16 years in Corsicana.

Survivors: Wife of 65 years, Helen E. Gutshall of Burleson; daughters, Betty Sue Whiteside and husband, Gene, of Burleson and Helen Wilson and husband, Kenneth, of Center; grandchildren, Dari Lynn Price and husband, Jeff, of Keller, Major Allen Clyde Wilson and wife, Chris, of Dyess A.F.B., Bill Whiteside and wife, Nicole, of Burleson and Jennifer Wilson of College Station; great-grandchildren, Justin Price and Christopher Price of Keller and Hayden Whiteside and Mallory Whiteside of Burleson; sister, Esther Summers of Raymore, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.


Georgia "Tina" (Lonsford) Howard
Mar 7, 1913 - Sep 14, 2001

BURLESON -- Georgia "Tina" Howard, 88, a homemaker, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Blessing Colonial Chapel. Burial: Private service at Emerald Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Blessing Funeral Home.

Memorials: Community Hospice of Texas.

Georgia was born March 7, 1913, in Corsicana to William Sr. and Ruth Lonsford. She married James R. Howard Oct. 25, 1930, in Fort Worth. He preceded her in death Nov. 12, 1991.

Survivors: Son, Jimmy Ray Howard of Rendon; daughters, Sue Caroline Howard of Burleson and Beth McMillen of Mansfield; brother, William E. Lonsford Jr., of Colorado Springs, Colo.; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.


Helen (Champion) McQueary
Jun 21, 1925 - Sep 30, 2001

WEATHERFORD -- Helen McQueary, 76, died Sunday, Sept 30, 2001.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Thursday in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Weatherford.

Helen McQueary was born June 21, 1925, in Corsicana. She married Frank McQueary on March 20, 1943. She graduated from Case Western Reserve College in Cleveland, Ohio, while her husband was serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Helen was a professional singer and dancer with the Bob Hope troupes and also with Tommy Dorsey. She was a longtime resident of Fort Worth and Weatherford. She worked as a budget analyst of the U.S. government. Helen was also an active volunteer in the American Red Cross and the PTA.

Survivors: Husband, Frank McQueary; sons, Frank McQueary II and Charles McQueary; grandchildren, Megan McQueary, Ryan McQueary and Meredith McQueary; brother, W.D. Champion Jr.; and sister-in-law, Norah Champion.


Frances Helen Reed
Oct 24, 1932 - Dec 14, 2001

GRANBURY -- Frances Helen Reed, 69, a retired police dispatcher, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Celebration of Her Life: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fairview Baptist Church, 5041 Weatherford Highway in Granbury. A reception will be at Wipporwill Bay on Lake Granbury.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials to: Memorial Fund of Fairview Baptist Church; or The Tarrant County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Frances Reed was born Oct. 24, 1932, in Corsicana. She worked for the Lake Worth Police Department 18 years in Communications, as a Reserve Officer and as a Court Clerk. She was recognized in 1974 as officer of the year.

Survivors: Husband, Bill Reed of Granbury; children, Laverne Marxmiller and her husband, Ricky, Wanda Faulkner and her husband, Stuart, Rile Hickson and his wife, Teresa, Joe Hickson and his wife, Mary, Joyce Mashburn and her husband, Mike; step-daughter, Darlene Folks and her husband, Frank; sister, Louise Bradley; brother, James Willis Autrey; 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.


Annie (Harris) Wilson
May 25, 1905 - Jan 23, 2001

FORT WORTH -- Annie H. Wilson, 95, a retired cook, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001 at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Saint Andrews United Methodist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Baker Funeral Home Chapel.

Annie Wilson was born May 25, 1905, in Corsicana to the late John Harris and Rosetta Scott Harris. There, she attended public school. She was a member of Saint Andrews United Methodist Church, where she sang in the Senior Choir and was a class leader and chairperson of the Daily Group Circle.

Survivors: Sisters, Jewel Stephenson of Duncanville and Zenobia Dodd of Seattle, Wash.; and nieces, Annie Louise Rogers and husband, Bell V. Sr., of Moreno Valley, Calif. and Ora Lee Franklin of Seattle, Wash.


Thomas Odel York
Jun 22, 1958 - Aug 28, 2001

WEATHERFORD -- Thomas Odel York, 43, a ranch foreman for Veritas Farms in Tolar, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Friday at Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel.

Mr. York was born June 22, 1958, in Corsicana. He was previously employed by Southern Union Gas and Empire Pipeline. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman.

Survivors: Wife, Sue York of Weatherford; sons, Thomas York Jr. and Clint York, both of Weatherford; stepson, Marshall McDougal; parents, Odel and Joyce York of Weatherford; sister, Leta Bragan and husband, Mike; brothers, David York and wife, Yvonne, Darrel York and Mitchell York and wife, Teresa; and numerous nieces and nephews.


William Lane

ODESSA -- William Franklin Lane Jr., 67, of Odessa, an employee of AAA Coffee Services, died Wednesday, April 1, 1998, in Odessa.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Latter Rain Ministries with the Rev. Craig DeArmand officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.

He was born in Kerens and was a veteran of the Korean War.

SURVIVORS: Wife, JoAnn Lane of Odessa; sons, Vance Lane and William Lane, both of Odessa; daughters, Audrey Lane, Brenda Lee and Judy Kerr, all of Odessa and Donna Stroope of Midland; brother, William Marvin Lane of Tahoe, Calif.; sister, Dorothy Gaines of Littleton, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


Harold "Hal" Louis Pitts

ODESSA — Harold "Hal" Louis Pitts, 47, of Odessa died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at Medical Center Hospital.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Charlie Hollinsworth officiating. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Dawson Cemetery in Dawson. Arrangements by Odessa Funeral Home Angeles Memorial Chapel.

He was born in Snyder. He was Presbyterian.

SURVIVORS: Sisters, Elizabeth Ann Sanders of Odessa and Freda Jean Edmonds of Hillsville, Va.


Rayner Coplen

McCAMEY — Rayner Coplen, 96, of San Angelo died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999, at Crescent Rehabilitation Center in San Angelo.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Richard W. Box Funeral Home with the Rev. Matt Coplen officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery. Arrangements by Richard W. Box Funeral Home.

She was born in Blooming Grove. She was Baptist.

SURVIVORS: Sons, Joe W. Coplen of San Angelo, Jerry M. Coplen of Midland and Ed Coplen of Hereford; daughters, Pat Coplen Herren of Odessa and Helen Coplen Reed of Double Oak; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
 


Cleo Dickson

ROBY — Cleo Dickson, 87, of Roby, a retired cook, died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at Fisher County Hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with the Revs. Henry Dickson and Mickey Waggoner officiating. Burial will be at Roby Cemetery. Arrangements by Weathersbee Funeral Home.

She was born in Purdon and moved to Fisher County in 1949. She was Baptist.
SURVIVORS: Sons, Lawrence Dickson of Rotan, Henry Dickson and Billy Ray Dickson, both of Hawley, E. D. Dickson of Sweetwater and Thomas Dickson of Roby; daughters, Rosemary Donham of Roby and Barbara Rogers of Odessa; 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.


Hazel Joy (Frederick) Adkins 

PECOS — Hazel Adkins, 87, of Pecos, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, at a Pecos nursing home.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mount Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Greer Willis officiating. Arrangements by Pecos Funeral Home.

She was born in Blooming Grove and had been a resident of Pecos since 1946. She was Baptist.

SURVIVORS: Sons, Clifford Adkins of Fort Stockton and Jack Adkins of Presidio; daughters, Martha Cherry of Carlsbad, N.M., and Sandra Hartman of Carlsbad, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren

Notes:

  • Hazel Joy (Frederick) Adkins
  • Married V. O. Adkins
  • SSDI: HAZEL ADKINS 12 May 1914 14 Feb 2001 455-98-7841 Texas
  • Mount Evergreen Cemetery; Pecos, Reeves Co., TX

Jennie Cope
Jan 4, 1903 - Jan 9, 1999

MONAHANS – Jennie Cope, 96, of Monahans, a homemaker, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Monahans with the Rev. Mel Irvin presiding. Visitation will be 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday. Burial will be at the Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by Harkey Funeral Home.

She was born in Purdon on Jan. 4, 1903, and was married to W. M. Cope on Aug. 12, 1925, in Ada, Okla.

Mrs. Cope was a longtime resident of Monahans and was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Monahans Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, and the Past Matrons Club.

Survivors include her husband; daughter WynNelle Wright of San Angelo; son, Bill Cope of Midland; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the First Baptist Church of your choice.


Weldon L. Johnston, Jr. 
Jun 25, 1948 0 Jun 25, 1948

Weldon L. Johnston, Jr. Our beloved Weldon left earth for his ``Spirit in the Sky'' in the early morning hours of Friday, the 26th of October, 2001. He was born June 25, 1948, in Kerens, Texas, and settled with his devoted family at his much loved home on the river in Webberville, Texas. Weldon helped change the face of Austin as a demolition contractor. He employed, trained, and mentored many associates who benefited from his expertise and ever-willing philosophy to help. He leaves behind his adored wife of 33 years, Jeanette, whom he met in San Antonio at Highlands High School; one daughter, Ginger Marie; one granddaughter, Meghan Amber; brother, Weldon Ray Johnston; and a host of family and friends. Sincere thanks for the love, care and support of the Scott & White doctors and professional staff. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m., Sunday, October 28, 2001, at Amey-Rockwood Lane Funeral Home. Funeral services will be in the Amey- Rockwood Lane Chapel, 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 29, 2001. Burial will follow at Joseph J. Manor Cemetery in Webberville, Texas. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Scott & White Hospital, Oncology Department, 2401 S. 3lst St., Temple, Texas 76508. Services by Amey-Rockwood Lane Funeral Home, 7811 Rockwood Lane, Austin, Texas, (512) 452-4001.

Notes:

  • Austin Statesman - 10/28/2001

Ora Wright Vawters Funeral Services Held January 14
Feb 26, 1905 - Jan 11, 2002

Mrs. Ora Wright Vawters, age 96, longtime Mexia resident, passed away Jan. 11, 2002 at Heritage Oaks West-Corsicana.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Mexia with Elders Johnny Wright, James Davis and Ronnie Yarber officiating. Burial followed at Eutaw Cemetery in Kosse.

Mrs. Vawters was born February 26, 1905 in Seale, Robertson County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist church. She was a longtime Mexia resident and had moved to Corsicana to live with her daughter in 1999.

She was preceded in death by husbands, John Wright and Joe Vawters, 3 sons - Gene, Sam and Grady Wright, 10 grandchildren, 6 brothers and 1 sister.

Mrs. Vawters is survived by a daughter Edna Wright Cobb and husband, Clyde of Corsicana; son Elder Johnny Wright and wife, Darlene of Overton; 23 grandchildren; a host of great and great-great grandchildren; 2 sisters - Arlene Yarber and Elizabeth Lockhart, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Terry Wright, Kevin Hill, Marcus Wright, Rodney Wright, Marty Wright, Sam Wright.

Blair-Stubbs of Mexia was in charge of arrangements.


Tony Bernard Thomas
May 28, 1955 - Jan 9, 2002

THOMAS, Tony B., 45, Houston, 2 p.m., Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana. Burial in Woodland Cemetery, Corsicana.

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Tony Bernard Thomas

Tony Bernard Thomas, 46, of Houston, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002 at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston.

A wake service will be held 7 p.m. Monday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.

A funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Temple AME Church with the Rev. William Forbes Jr. officiating and with eulogist the Rev. Roosevelt Owens. Interment will be at Woodland Cemetery.

Mr. Thomas was born May 28, 1955 in Corsicana.

He is survived by his parents, Donnie and Emory Davis of Harker Heights; Curly Holt of Corsicana; grandmother, Mary Ingram of Corsicana; daughters, Toni Thomas and Whitney Thomas; granddaughter, Kendra Thomas of Austin; brother Lee Holt of Austin; sisters, Vickie Holt, Sophia Watkins, Tonia Norman and Kim Davis, all of Killeen; a devoted companion, Tamika Kirby of Houston and godmother, the Rev. Velma Hayden of Killeen.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary


Gladys Yates
abt 1904 - Mar 26, 1998

OBITUARY, Corsicana Daily Sun, March, 1998

Gladys Yates, 94, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, March 26, 1998, at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Frost Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Mrs. Yates is survived by her son and daughter in law, Namon and Jerolyn Yates of Frost; grandchildren, Beverly Vest of Frost, Alan Yates and Pam Stone, both of Arlington; three great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Subbs; Jan 2002

  • SSDI: Gladys Yates - 29 Jul 1903 - 26 Mar 1998; Frost, Navarro Co., TX; 464-48-0361


Vesta Lee (Kelly) Fitzgerald
Dec 31, 1914 - Jul 5, 1998

Vesta Lee Fitzgerald, 83, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, July 5, 1998, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are 3 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Rev. William Dollar and Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Gary Neil Raney, David Kelly, Larry Kelly, Everett Sherrard, Roland Sherrard, Jr., and Joe Hoskins. Honorary pallbearers are Paul Smith, Lewis Lemaster, Taggart Fitzgerald, Jason Whitener and Brian Henry.

Mrs. Fitzgerald was born in Corsicana on December 31, 1914. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Mrs. Fitzgerald is survived by her son, Aubrey Lee "Bubba" Fitzgerald of Corsicana; daughters, Nellie Smith of Corsicana, Joyce Shipp of Emory, Elaine Fitzgerald of Payne Springs and Diane Whitener of Corsicana; brothers, Paul Kelly of Houston and Arthur Kelly of Cleburne; 15 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Fitzgerald was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Lee Fitzgerald, Sr.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Elizabeth Barham 
Jun 30 1910 – Mar 12, 1998

Elizabeth Barham, 87, of Blooming Grove, passed away Thursday, March 12, 1998, in Hillsboro.

Services are 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Dr. Gary W. Johnson of First Pentecostal Church of God officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Mrs. Barham was born in Corsicana on June 30 1910

Mrs. Barham is survived by sons, Clyde Allen Barham, James Ray Barham, Murry L. Barham and Harold Wayne Barham all of Blooming Grove; sisters, Estelle Coker of Barry and Mary McAdia of Pleasanton; 13 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Coy Lee Lacy Jr.
Aug 28, 1930 - Jan 7, 2002

Coy Lee Lacy Jr.

Coy Lee Lacy Jr., 71, of Wills Point passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2002 in Wills Point.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Eureka Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Wade officiating.

Mr. Lacy was born Aug. 28, 1930 in Pointer. He was employed with the City of Dallas Sanitation Department, and retired after 25 years of service. He was a beloved father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Ray Lacy and Tom Lacy; and son, Steven Lacy.

Survivors include his daughters, Judy Bains and Shirley Bains and husband Bobby, all of Fairfield, Kathy Geer of Arlington, Brenda Lacy of Dallas and Kimberly Lacy of Garland; sons, James Lacy and Phillip Lacy and wife Margaret, all of Durant, Okla., Jerry D. Lacy and wife Mary of Fairfield, Jimmy Lacy and wife Nancy of Garland; sister-in-law, Christine Lacy of Mesquite; 22 grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Henry David Bunch
Mar 19, 1929 - Jan 9, 2002

Henry David Bunch, 72, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

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

Pallbearers will be Josh Skinner, Gary Dunlap, Daniel Owen, Heath Dyer, Chad Richards and Lance Watkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Schafer and Blaine Kinsey.

Mr. Bunch was born March 19, 1929 in Corsicana to Henry and Lillie Bunch. He married Patsy Marie Woodard March 12, 1950.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy Bunch of Corsicana; sons, Henry Doyle Bunch of Houston, Michael Dennis Bunch and Denny Joseph Hoffart, both of Corsicana; grandchildren, Shane Bunch of Phoenix, Ariz., Nikki Bunch of Houston, Katie and Andy Bunch of Easton, Md., and Haley Hoffart of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Claudia Waldon
Apr 11, 1914 - Jan 10, 2002

Claudia Waldon, 87, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002 in Corsicana.

Graveside services were 10 a.m. today at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. James Williams.

She was born April 11, 1914.

Arrangement by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Wiley Dalton "Sonny' Minchew
Feb 25, 1937 - Jan 20, 2002

Wiley Dalton "Sonny" Minchew, 64, of Wortham passed away Thursday, Jan. 20, 2002 at his residence.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Woodland Cemetery in Kirvin with the Rev. Terry Skinner and the Rev. Brian Pendleton officiating.

Mr. Minchew was born Feb. 25, 1937 in Fairfield. He was an equipment operator for Freestone County, Precinct 4. He was a member of Kirvin Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William LeRoy Minchew and Ruby Alice Rosser Minchew.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria Minchew of Wortham; daughters, Debra Wills and Pamala Larson of Teague and Sherry Bonner of Fairfield; stepdaughter, Debbi Cochran of Oklahoma City, Okla.; stepsons, Daniel Lunsford of Maitland, Fla. and David Lunsford of Colorado Springs, Colo.; numerous grandchildren; brothers, Curtis Dean Minchew of Mart, Aubrey Ross Minchew of Bellmead and John Edwin Minchew of Mexia; and sisters, Willie Belle Greening of California, Edna Marie Smith of Duncanville, Margie Lee Brown, Mary Alice Teer and Sybil Anne Smith, all of Fairfield.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel of Fairfield.


Oma Celeste Sanders Barron
Jul 4, 1917 - Jan 6, 2002

Oma Celeste Sanders Barron, 84, of Malakoff passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Corinth CME Church in Malakoff, the Rev. Donald Bowers, pastor. The Rev. Melvin Allen will officiate. Interment will follow at Steen Cemetery in Malakoff.

Pallbearers will be Arcraig Gardner, Terry Williams, Darrin Sanders, Kevin Gardner, Cedric Sanders, Edward Sanders, Charles Hunter and Lawrence Sanders. Honorary pallbearers will be J.D. Williams, R. C. Hill, Joe Barron, Jessie Barron, Alton Goff, Saint Luke Sanders, Enis Washington and Charles Manning.

She was born July 4, 1917 in Anderson County. She was a member of New Hope Corinth CME Church and served as an usher, stewardess, and mission member. She was a member of the Fedelis Chapter of the Eastern Star. She was a homemaker and culinary artist.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie Sanders and Elevenia Sanders; brothers, Gertie Marshall, Ambrosia Sanders and Saint Luke Sanders Sr.; sisters, Evertee Garrett, Mattie L. Williams and Sleta Mae Barron.

Survivors include her cousins, Shirley Sanders, Walter Sanders, Jessie Williams Jones, and Vernice Brown; sisters-in-law, Fannie Mae Sanders and Ozella Sanders; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


Katherine Florence "Florine" (Barker) Coker
Feb 6, 1910 - Jan 10, 2002

Florine B. Coker

Florine B. Coker, 91, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tony Neal and Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Coker, Dicky Coker, Jeffrey Coker, Nicky Coker, Jimmy Howell, Tommy Howell, V. J. Jobe and Bryan Wilhelm.

Mrs. Coker was born Feb. 6, 1910 in St. Elmo. She was a member of Mildred Baptist Church since 1947.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Duard Coker; and infant daughter.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Glenn E. and Ada Coker of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Exa Mae and Jim Howell of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Samuel Marion "Sam" Lile
Jul 1, 1932 - Jan 10, 2002

Sam Marion Lile,

Sam Marion Lile, 69, of Barry passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Wilbur Stanley and the Rev. Ray Coughran officiating. Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Lile, Charles Lile, Durwood Lile, Oscar McCrory, Ron Hargis and Randy Loftis.

Mr. Lile was born July 1, 1932 in Emhouse.

He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Argo Lile; and son, Elmer Argo Lile.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Lile of Barry; mother, Maggie Estelle Lile of Mansfield; sons, Sam Lile Jr. of Olney, Kenneth H. Lile of Bedford and Ronald Hargis and wife Cindy of Flower Mound; daughters, Cheryl Coughran and husband Ray of Colleyville and Elizabeth Loftis and husband Randy of Ouray, Colo.; brothers, Thomas Lile and wife Pearl of Venus, Charles Lile and wife Vada of Hurst, Kenneth Lile and Durwood Lile, both of Barry; sisters, Sylvia Lee Kitchens and Marjorie Harris, both of Barry, and Patsy Shucks and Sally David, both of Mansfield.

Memorials may be made to a church of choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Lucy Merlin (Reynolds) Haynes
Sep 23, 1917 - Jan 11, 2002

Lucy Merlin Reynolds Haynes, 84, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2002 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Haynes was born Sept. 23, 1917 to Albert and Dovie Parrish Crabtree. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Harold Crabtree and Buddy Crabtree; and sister, Melba Anderson.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Peggy Reynolds of Corsicana; daughter, Laurie Zock of Pulaski, Va.; grandchildren, D. W. Reynolds of North Dakota, Dan Reynolds of Azle, Scott Reynolds of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Nicholas Zock of Virginia; great-grandchildren, Joshua Reynolds of Justin and Alyssia Reynolds of Bison, S.D.; brother, Smokey Crabtree; sisters, Marie Smith and Margie Akin; and niece, Quanah Malott.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Lee Roy Henson Jr.
Dec 1, 1929 - Jan 9, 2002

Lee Roy Henson Jr. of LaGrange, 72, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002 at his residence.

Services were 3 p.m. Friday at Koenig and Strickland Chapel in LaGrange with Deacon Mike Meismer officiating. Interment followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Smithville.

Mr. Henson was born Dec. 1, 1929 in Corsicana to Lee Roy Henson Sr. and Mary (Jamison) Henson. He was a graduate of Corsicana High School and Navarro Junior College (Barracks Bunch), and attended the University of Houston. He served from Nov. 13, 1952 to Aug. 25, 1954 in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Nancy Marion Oct. 15, 1955 in Houston. He was a life member of DAV, Lions Club, and Freight Line Industry member. He was of the Catholic faith. He lived in Houston after the service, Pasadena for 11 years, Corsicana for 25 years until retirement, and then resided in LaGrange since 1994 after retirement to be near their children. His hobbies included golfing, music and visiting with people.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Nancy Henson of LaGrange; daughter, Dr. Karen Henson and husband Brett Carr of Smithville; son, Jeff Henson and wife Christy of Bastrop; grandchildren, Christine and Leigh Henson of Bastrop; sisters, Vernell Thomas of Corsicana and Evaline Hashop of Beaumont; and several nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins.

Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.

Arrangements by Koenig and Strickland Funeral Home of LaGrange.

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  • Appears as a Sophomore in the 1946 Corsican [CHS Yearbook], so I assume he would be Class of 1948

Gail (McDaniel) Parkins
May 22, 1945 - Jan 8, 2002

Gail McDaniel Parkins, 56, of Raleigh, N.C. passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002 at her residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Laurel Land Chapel. Interment will follow at Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Ms. Parkins was born May 22, 1945 in Dallas. She attended Sunset High School and graduated from Kilgore High School and North Texas State University. She taught in the Fayetteville, N.C. school system for more than 20 years. Her peers honored her for her excellence in education and her devotion to her students by selecting her as their Teacher of the Year. She was a North Carolina state finalist for this award. She was a dedicated Christian and member of Haymount United Methodist Church in Fayetteville and most recently of Hayes-Barton United Methodist Church in Raleigh.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alice and Leo McDaniel.

Survivors include her son, Michael Wayne Parkins and wife Laura of Winter Park, Fla.; daughter, Melanie Parkins Bacheler and husband Tim of Raleigh, N.C.; granddaughters, Emily Paige Parkins of Winter Park, Fla. and Brooke Allen Bacheler of Raleigh, N.C.; sister, Carol McDaniel Orr and husband Lewis of Corsicana; nephew, Daniel Orr of Corsicana; and nieces, Tiffany Orr Gilfillan and Tracey Orr Denbow, both of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Laurel Land Funeral Home of Dallas.


Kendral D. Morris

Kendral D. Morris, infant, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002 at Ennis Regional Medical Center in Ennis.

Graveside services were held Saturday morning at Woodland Memorial Park.

Kendral is survived by mother, Cornelia Morris; father, Kendrick Jones; maternal grandparents, Boston and Angela Davis III and Cornell Watts; four uncles, Michael Morris, Nathan Carter, Aaron Morris and Justin Morris; two aunts, Amber Morris and Natalie Carter; and paternal grandparents, Willie and Jimmie Tolliver.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Jack Leon Stander
Aug 26, 1912 - Jan 11, 2002

Leon Stander, 89, of Lake Charles, Louis. passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2002 at a Lake Charles Hospital.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today at Hebrew Rest Cemetery in Corsicana under the direction of Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral Home of Dallas.

Mr. Stander was a native of Clinton, Iowa and had lived in Kerens and was a former resident of Corsicana, before moving to Lake Charles in 1957. He owned and operated Stander's Young Fashions in Lake Charles for 25 years. He was a member and past president of Temple Sinai in Lake Charles. Mr. Stnader was a former chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, Chairman of the Brotherhood of Christians and Jews, and served as general chairman of the National Conference of Christians and Jews.

Mr. Stander is survived by one son, Jerry Stander of Jerusalem, Israel daughter-in-law, Yehudit Stander of Jerusalem, Israel; and one granddaughter, Hadas Racquel Stander.

Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home, Lake Charles

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Leon Stander

A memorial unveiling of the headstone for Leon Stander will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Hebrew Cemetery in Corsicana. Friends are invited to join Jerry Stander and his family at this time.

Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home of Lake Charles, La.

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  • SSDI: Leon Stander; b. 26 Aug 1912; d. 11 Jan 2002; 453-10-2387

Willillam Bond Campbell
Oct 16, 1885 - Jan 20, 1928

W. B. Campbell Buried
Special to The News
CORSICANA< Texas, Jan. 21. - Will B. Campbell, 72, died Thursday night and the funeral services were conducted Friday from the residence, four miles from Corsicana on the Angus road, with burial in the Pursley Cemetery. Several children survive.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR W. B. CAMPBELL

Will B. Campbell, aged 72 years, died Thursday night and the funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence, four miles from Corsicana on the Angus road, with interment in the Pursley cemetery.

Several grown children survive.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, January 20, 1928
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (Death certificate says died Jan. 19, 1928 born 1855 )
  • h/o Amanda Elizabeth (Conaster) Campbell married Dec. 30, 1877 (died 1903 in Arkansas) s/o David R. Campbell and Mary (unk) Campbell (son William Booker Campbell is buried in Oakwood cemetery)

Mrs. F. B. (Mills) Yater
Died June 5, 1908

MRS. YATER DEAD AT CLEBURNE
Aged Member of Family Prominent in Texas Passes Away
Special To The News
Cleburne, Tex., June 5. About midnight tonight Mrs. F. B. Yater, 72 years of age, a prominent lady of this city and of a well-known family of the State, died. Funeral arrangements have not been announced. The Burial will probably not take place until relatives living in Tennessee and other distant sections can communicate whether they will start immediately for this city to be present. Mrs. Yater's death was caused directly by old age, but had been preceded a few months ago by a stroke of paralysis.
Mrs. Yater was a sister of Senator Roger Q. Mills and Dr. J. N. Mills of Corsicana. She is survived by ten children: Dr. W. M. Yater, Lee Yater and Fannin Yater of this place; Dr. C. M. Yater of Roswell, N. M.; Milton and Wilkes Yater, both of Rio Vista, Tex., and the wife of Dr. Colquitt, also of that place; the wife of Dr. Gabbard of Haskell, Mrs. Walker whose home is at some point in Southern Texas, and Mrs. J. D. Tant, who resides in Tennessee.

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Julia (Cox) Barton
Mar 27, 1866 - Sep 17, 1934

Mrs. H. P. Barton, 68, Dies at Mexia Home
Special to The News
MEXIA, Texas, Sept. 18 - Mrs. H. B. Barton, 68, mother of Mrs. Jack Corley, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday at the home of her daughter after a brief illness. Mrs. Barton came from New Orleans to live with her daughter. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the First Methodist Church in Corsicana, with Dr. Umphrey Lee of Dallas officiating, assisted by the Rev. W. W. Ward of Mexia and the Rev. T. Edgar Neal of Corsicana. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Surviving are four sons, Hubert Barton of Temple, C. C. Barton of Dallas, Dr. Robert Barton of Dallas and Dr. Julian Barton of New Orleans, and two daughters, Mrs. R. J. Cantrell of Dallas and Mrs.
Corley of Mexia.

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MRS. H. P. BARTON BURIED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON HERE
 
Funeral services for Mrs. H. P. Barton, 68, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jack Corley, in Mexia, Monday morning, were held at the First Methodist church here Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.  The services were conducted by Rev. Umphrey Lee, pastor of the Highland park Methodist church, Dallas, who was assisted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church here, and Rev. W. W. Ward, pastor of the Mexia Methodist church.
 
Surviving are four sons, C. C. Barton, Temple,;  Hubert Barton, Temple; Dr. Robert Barton, Dallas, and Dr. Julian Barton, New Orleans;  two daughters, Mrs. Robert Cantrell, Dallas, and Mrs. Corley, Mexia and several grandchildren.
 
Pallbearers were Sam J. Jackson, Beauford H. Jester, J. E. Butler, Dr. Leslie Kelton, Jr.;  F. L. Seale, Dr. C. P. McKenzie, Mexia;  L. I. Griffin and Boyce Martin.
 
Mrs. Barton lived in Corsicana for a number of years, but during the past few years had made her home with her children.  She had been in ill health for some time but her death was unexpected.
 
Arrangements for the funeral were directed by the Corley Funeral Home. 
 
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MRS. H. P. BARTON DIED IN MEXIA AT EARLY HOUR MONDAY

Mrs. H. P. Barton, long-time resident of Corsicana, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jack Corley at Mexia Monday morning at 6 o’clock. The funeral will be held in Corsicana some time Wednesday, with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Barton had made her home with her children during the past year and prior to that time had resided here. She had been in ill health for some time but her death was unexpected.

Surviving are four sons, C. C. Barton, Temple; Hubert Barton, Temple; Dr. Robert Barton, Dallas, and Dr. Julian Barton, New Orleans; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Cantrell, Dallas, and Mrs. Corley, Mexia, and several grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Mrs. Charles Beckham and son David
Died Aug 1951

Corsicana Mother, Baby Die in Highway Accident
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 12. - Mrs. Charles Beckham, 30, and her son, David, six months of age were killed, and six others were injured in an auto collision on Highway 75 two miles north of Alma in Ellis County Sunday morning.
Funeral arrangements were in completer late this afternoon.
Charles Beckham, 32, the husband and father, driver of one of the cars, suffered a broken right leg, injured left knee and head. He is a clerk in the Southern Pacific Lines office at Corsicana.
His three children, Johnnie, 11; Sandra, 9, and Becky, 3, were hurt, the two older being hospitalized. Their injuries were not regarded as critical.
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Woodruff of Dallas were in the other car. Mrs. Woodruff was brought to the Navarro Clinic here suffering right leg and head injuries. Her husband is in the Municipal Hospital at Ennis.
The Beckham family was en route to Fort Worth to visit relatives and the Woodruffs were traveling south. The Woodruffs reside in University Park, at 4324 Druid Lane.

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Mattie Belle (Grant) Bennett
1835 - Dec 4, 1920

BODY OF MRS. MATTIE BENNETT IS BURIED IN CORSICANA
Special to The News
Corsicana, Texas., Dec. 8 - Mrs. Mattie Bennett, 86, years old, who was for many years a resident of Corsicana and who died in Dallas Friday afternoon at the home of J. D.
Moore, was buried here Monday morning, the funeral taking place from the southbound Houston & Texas Central train, which arrived in Corsicana at 11:15 a.m. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. I. T. Jones, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church, conducted the services. The deceased was a widow of the late Captain Bennett, a Condefederate veteran, who was killed here soon after the Civil War by a Federal soldier who was stationed in Corsicana, the soldier himself later being killed when he attempted to escape after having been arrested for the killing of Captain Bennett. She was the grandmother of Mrs. Henry Robbins of Corsicana, Mrs. Eurie Kinsolving of Fort Worth, Mrs. Hazel Coats Silsbee of San Antonio and Mrs. Vivian Coats Pierce of Milwaukee, Wis., all of whom were here for the funeral.

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WAS FORMER RESIDENT HERE.

Venerable Lady Who Died in Dallas Was Interred Here.

Mrs. Mattie Bennett, aged 86 years, who was for many years a resident of Corsicana, died in Dallas Friday afternoon at the home of J. D. Moore and the remains were interred here today, the funeral taking place from the southbound Central train that reached here at 11:15 this morning, and interment was in Oakwood. Rev. Ilion T. Jones, officiated and Walter Burgess, Neill Johnson, R. P. Blanding, W. P. McCammon, J. W. McGill and W. W. Gage acted as pallbearers.

The deceased was the widow of Capt. Bennett a gallant Confederate veteran, who was killed here soon after the Civil War by a federal soldier who had located I Corsicana and who was himself killed while trying to escape after having been arrested for killing Capt. Bennett. The deceased was the grand mother of Mrs. Henry Robbins of Corsicana, Mrs. Earle Kinsolving of Fort Worth and Mrs. Hazel Coates Silsbee of San Antonio, all of whom were here for the funeral.

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An Omission.

In mentioning the grand children surviving Mrs. Mattie Bennett, who died in Dallas and was buried here, the name of Mrs. Vivian Coates Pierce of Milwaukee, Wis., was advertently omitted.

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