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Nellie Eugena (Stark) Dortch
Apr 29, 1906 - Mar 8, 2002
 
DORTCH
NELLIE EUGENIA STARK of Dallas went to be with her Lord on March 8, 2002. The oldest of eight children, she was born to E. E. and Ellen Stark on April 29, 1906, and is preceded in death by her husband Edward Havis Dortch. She is survived by daughter Doris Faye Garland; sons H. Wayne Dortch and wife Alice and Kenneth Dortch and wife Susan; sister Gladys Atteberry; sister-in-law Lena Stark and Ruth McNeil; grandchildren Ronnelle Cude, Brenda Dean, Gary Garland, Marinell Dowden Monique Bower, Michelle Allen, Marlene Thomson, Marcella Stark, Steve Dortch, and Kerri Keith; 19 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Sunday, March 10, at 2:30 p.m. at the Farmers Branch Church of Christ. Interment to follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.

Note:

  • Daughter of Edward Eugene Stark, Sr. & Ellen Elya Roberts
  • Submitted by Edward L. Williams
  • Added to www.findagrave.com

John L. Moore

Austin American Statesman, February 19, 1999

John L. Moore, college professor of agriculture and informal professor of philosophy and moonlight, died Valentine's Day surrounded by his family. He was 76.

Moore, a resident of Maxwell, inspired a broad range of students and friends from cowboys to peace corps trainees with his passion for the soil, nature and his beloved San Marcos River. He was a professor of agriculture at Southwest Texas State University - it was a college then - for more than a decade in the late 1950's through most of the 1960's.

He was also supervisor of the college agricultural farm, and later came back to work at SWT as supervisor of the crop section as the college farm grew.

He is survived by Dorothy Moore, of Mountain City, the mother of his children; and by four daughters, all living in this area. The family plans a celebration of his life at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 21, 1999, at the Ebenezer Lutheran Church, on Church Street, in Maxwell. The body is to be cremated.

Before coming to central Texas, Moore was in the Soil Conservation Service, working in a string of Texas towns. After moving to this area, he was active in the Farmers Union in Caldwell and Hays counties, and a

noted, sometimes famously self-proclaimed, philosopher on politics, newspapers and religion, a friend and advisor to Hays County judges in two eras; legendary 1930's Judge Will Burnet, after he left office, and 1990's Judge Eddy Etheredge, before he obtained it.

About four years after moving to the area to accept a job with SWT, John and his wife, Dorothy "Dot" Moore, bought a small farm on a gently rolling prairie in Maxwell, northeast of San Marcos. John Moore lived there the rest of his life, and died there Sunday, cared for by his daughters, friends and hospice, after a relatively short illness with liver cancer.

John Moore was passionate about his farm. Full moon nights, the inter-related cycles of nature, making music with his friends and a good argument. He loved underdogs, lending helping hands, boating on local rivers and

academic freedom. Most of all, he was passionate about his family, especially his four daughters, in whom he took immense pride: Kay Moore, manager of Colloquium Books and treasurer of the River Foundation in San Marcos; Anne Grant, the mother of his two grandsons, who lives in Westlake; Jane Moore, who lives on the family farm and is the director of the San Marcos Area Food Bank; and Jill Moore, who also has a home on the family farm and is the General Sales Manager for radio station MIX 94.7 in Austin.

John L. Moore, the L was just an initial, grew up on a farm in Frost, Texas, where, after a disastrous 1930 tornado, his father helped rescue his future wife and her mother when their family's home was destroyed.

The children didn't know each other well until much later, but by 1947, in the aftermath of World War II, they had married. The war interrupted John's schooling for a stint in the Army Air Corps, where he served in the United States and in the South Pacific.

He was scheduled to be a part of the invasion force of Japan when peace came. After the war, he went back to school on the GI Bill, with financial support from his wife, Dot, who worked as a college teaching assistant. He obtained undergraduate and masters degrees from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. John helped teach the first group of Peace Corps volunteers to go through training at Lyndon Johnson's SWT, and formed lasting friendships with some in the group. He continued to take an active interest in the land and the night sky until the end of his life, a Valentine's night with Venus and Jupiter shining bright.

In addition to his daughters and Dot Moore; two grandsons, Clayton Michael Grant and Drew Clinton Grant; his son- in-law, George Grant; his brother, Bill Moore, of Lubbock; two nieces and one nephew; and his best friend, Henry McEwen, survive John.

The family suggests that friends wishing to make memorial donations consider the American Cancer Society; the San Marcos River Foundation, PO Box 1113, San Marcos, Texas 78666; or the John L. Moore Ag. Scholarship Fund, PO Box 147, Maxwell, Texas 7865; or, they say, pick a good charity of your choice. John L. Moore was always an individualist.

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Alice C. Anderson
Sept 1, 1912 - Mar 22, 1999

The Gazette, March 24, 1999

ALICE C. ANDERSON, 86, died March 22, 1999, at a local care center. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Anderson was born Sept. 1, 1912, in Frost, Texas. She was married in 1927 to Ben Jackson, who is deceased. She was then married in 1942 to Homer Anderson, who is deceased.

She is survived by two daughters, Benni Jo McKay and Linda LaCour; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Gardens Chapel, 3825 Airport Road. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Memorial Gardens Chapel.

Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Pikes Peak Funeral and Cremation Services, 3825 Airport Road, 596-3842, is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union

Blvd., Suite B100, Colorado Springs 80909.

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William Roswell Stevenson
Aug 31, 1912 - Feb 18, 2000

STEVENSON, WILLIAM ROSWELL

Retired from retail sales at Howard Brothers and owner of Rosemound Grocery, he died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at Lane Memorial Hospital, Zachary. He was 87, a resident of Zachary, former resident of St. Francisville and native of Frost, Texas. Visiting was at Charlet Funeral Home Inc., Zachary, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Visiting at the funeral home, 8:30 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Monday, conducted by the Rev. Jesse Means. Interment in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Baker. Survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Thomas and Sue Stevenson and John Robert Stevenson, all of Zachary; two sisters, Mary Hill Warren, Frost, Texas, and Louise Bains, Mexia, Texas; a brother, Thomas Stevenson, Lewiston, Idaho; five grandchildren, Tara and Mike Alleman, Ethel, Tommy Jr. and Mary Stevenson, Zachary, and Tasha Stevenson, Baton Rouge; and six great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Kelsey and Thomas Stevenson and Kaylin, Michael and Kevin Alleman. Preceded in death by his wife, Leila Elkins Stevenson; a daughter, Gail Stevenson; and parents, Thomas W. and Lessie Byrne Caldwell Stevenson. Pallbearers will be Thomas W. Stevenson Jr., Michael K. Alleman, Larry Oubre, Todd Oubre, Trey Oubre and Trent Oubre.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Don Brownlee Mar 2002

  • Baton Rouge Advocate, February 21, 2000


Beulah Mae Lunden

Norfolk Virginian Pilot, July 22, 1993

Beulah Mae Lunden, 85, of the 700 block of Lynch Lane in Virginia Beach, died July 21, 1993, in Chesapeake.

Mrs. Lunden was born in Frost, Texas and was a homemaker.

She was the widow of William J. Lunden and was a Protestant.

Survivors include a daughter, Esther Kuykendall of Virginia Beach; a son, Robert Lunden of Nags Head, N.C.; three grandchildren, James Kuykendall, Jonathan Kuykendall and Dana Lunden; and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Kellum Funeral Home, Bonney Road Chapel, by the Rev. Warren Wilson. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 p.m.

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Leon Prater
d. 2001

Leon Prater, a retired connection foreman for Gulf Oil Co. in Buras, died Wednesday at Meadowcrest Hospital. He was 85. Mr. Prater was born in Frost, Texas, and lived in Marrero for the past 20 years. Survivors include his wife, Agnes Ruth Schmidt Prater; a son, Tanzley "Telou" L. Erris Jr.; two daughters, Bernita Prater Lowery and Juanita Prater Davis; a sister, Juanita Prater Stevenson of Brea, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at noon at Mothe Funeral Home, 7040 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Notes:

  • New Orleans Times Picayune, Apr 14, 2001

  • Submitted by Don Brownlee Mar 2002


Eugene H. Osborne
Sep 5, 1946 - Jun 9, 2000

Eugene H. Osborne, 53, of Columbia died Friday, June 9, 2000, at his home.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at Nilson Funeral Home with Trent Willenberg officiating. Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Osborne was born Sept. 5, 1946, in Corsicana, Texas, to John and Rachel Virginia Freeman Osborne.

He married Peggy Ann Holt in September 1979 in Austin, Texas, and she survives.

He attended Columbia College and was working toward a degree in social work. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and Ducks Unlimited. He had been employed as a mechanic for Como Tire. He was active in several Christian ministries.

Survivors also include a daughter, Amanda Joy Osborne of Columbia; two stepdaughters, Tammy Lynn Doyel and Keri Danette Kehler, both of Flushing, Mich.; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother.

Notes:

  • Story ran on Monday, June 12 2000 - Columbia Daily Tribute, Missouri

Nannie Myrtle (Owen) Bone
May 17, 1903 - Mar 22, 2002

Nannie Bone

Nannie Bone, 98, of Corsicana passed away Friday, March 22, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Rev. Bill Thompson officiating.

Mrs. Bone was born May 17, 1903 in Athens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Frances Bone and two sons, James Loyd and William Bone.

Mrs. Bone is survived by daughter, Louise Farmer of Aiea, Hawaii; daughter-in-law Jaunita Bone of Hurst; sister Betty Viola Allen of Sparki, Nev.; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Laura 'Pidge' Bell Duke
Jun 15, 1919 - Mar 23, 2002

Laura 'Pidge' Bell Duke, 82, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2002.

Memorial services will be held today at 6:30 p.m. at the John Ruhd home in Plano.

Ms. Duke was born in Erick, Okla. on June 15, 1919. She moved to Dallas in 1938 where she met and married Sparton Steven Duke on June 15, 1940. Duke and Pidge lived in Corsicana from 1947 to 1958 where they were active in the community. The Duke family, now including two daughters Annabelle and Betty, moved to Dallas in 1958, where Laura pursued her passion for gardening, bridge and community service. Soon after her husband Steve passed away on April 3, 1970, Laura joined the staff of Norma Beasley at Safeco Land Title. She retired in 1981 to live in Plano. Laura remained active in her community and enjoyed going to plays with daughter Betty and playing bridge at the Senior Center. She was an elegant lady and role model for her family and friends who will remember her kindness and compassion. In addition to her great sense of humor, tremendous intellect, and genteel demeanor, Laura was an ardent sports fan and often read the sports page of the paper first.

She is survived by her sister, Rosalia Carter of Weatherford; her daughters Annabelle Duke Masse and Dr. Betty Duke-Ruhd; son-in-law, Mark Ruhd; grandchildren, Marianne Spontarelli and Monica Spontarelli of Colorado, Michele Voelkening of Las Vegas, Michael Masse of Utah, Mark Masse of Washington state, and John Ruhd of Plano; great-grandchildren, Morgan, Kerri, Allison, Kyra, and Nadia.

Memorials in her name may be made to the Children Advocacy Center of Plano.


Thelma Dool
Nov 28, 1913 - Mar 22, 2002

Thelma Dool, 88, of Athens, passed away Friday, March 22, 2002 at South Place Nursing Home in Athens.

Graveside services are 3 p.m. today at Post Oak Cemetery in Roane with Rev. Wes Johnson officiating.

Pallbearers will be members of the family.

Ms. Dool was born Nov. 28, 1913 in Canton.

She is survived by step-daughters Eugenia Love of Athens and Betty Ann Southworth of Tyler and step-son Bollin Clayton Dool of Washington.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.


Mattie (Taylor) Godley
Sep 28, 1915 - Mar 24, 2002

Mattie Taylor Godley, 86, of Anson, passed away Sunday, March 24, [2002] in Anson.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will be at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery.

Mrs. Godley was born Sept. 28, 1915 in Drane. She was employed as an inspector and was a member of the Northside Baptist Church. She lived in Dallas for 48 years and returned to Corsicana in 1984.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Columbus Godley.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Jane Emerson of Anson; brothers, Bill Taylor of Corsicana and Bob Taylor of Corsicana; granddaughtersl, Toni Emerson of Temple, Tammy Green of Anson and Tori Norman of Anson; six great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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GODLEY
MATTIE TAYLOR, 86, of Anson, TX, died Sunday, March 24, 2002.  She was born September 28, 1915 in Drane, Texas.  Mrs. Godley was a member of Northside Baptist Church.  She lived in Dallas, Texas for 48 years, and returned to Corsicana in 1984.  Services will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at 10:00 AM at Corley Funeral Chapel at 418 N. 13th, Corsicana, TX.  Dr. David Hale will be officiating.  Burial will be at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery.  Survivors include: Sandra Jane Emerson of Anson, TX - Daughter; Bill Taylor of Corsicana, TX - Brother Bob Taylor of Corsicana, TX -  Brother Toni Emerson of Temple, TX - Granddaughter; Tammy Green of Anson, - Granddaughter; Tori Norman of Anson, Tx - Granddaughter; 6 Great Grandchildren.  Numerous Nieces & Nephews.  She was preceded in death by husband Charles Columbus Goodley.

Notes:

  • Dallas Morning News - March 25, 2002

Rawson D. Crawford
Dec 21, 1922 - Mar 24, 2002

Rawson D. Crawford, 79, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2002 at his residence.

Services are pending with Griffen-Roughton Funeral Home.

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R.D. 'Ross' Crawford

R.D. "Ross" Crawford, 79, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2002 at his residence.

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

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Michael Mertz, Dickie Phillips, David Martinez, J.D. Martinez, Paul Mertz and Brad Roughton.

Mr. Crawford was born Dec. 21, 1922 at Union High in Navarro County to Horace Herchel Crawford and Laura Widener Crawford. He was an engineer, and had served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma "Susie" Crawford of Corsicana; son, Johnny Crawford of Silver City; daughters and sons-in-law, Dianna and David Martinez of Houston, and Sharon and Fred Mertz of Corsicana; grandchildren, Michael Mertz, Michelle Mertz, Leslie Crawford, Allen Crawford, J.D. Martinez, Wally Martinez and Juste Martinez; great-grandchildren, Mia Martinez, Zachary Mathis, and Cameron "Willy" Martinez; brother and sister-in-law, Worsham and Julia Crawford of Corsicana; sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Randy Wenzel of Elgin; and sister-in-law, Ettie Mae Crawford of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Doris Pearl (Willard) Goodman
Jan 16, 1927 - Mar 24, 2002

Doris Pearl Willard Goodman, 75, of Fairfield passed away Sunday, March 24, 2002 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.

Services were 11 a.m. today at Capps Memorial Chapel in Fairfield with the Rev. Tommy Willard Jr. officiating. Interment followed at Lake Chapel Cemetery in Fairfield.

Pallbearers were Joe Campbell, Jack Badertscher, Dyke Hebert, DeWayne Milligan, Scott Jackson and Eric Minze. Honorary pallbearers were Daniel Milligan, Darryl Willard and Benjamin Willard.

Mrs. Goodman was born Jan. 16, 1927 in Fairfield. She was the co-owner of This & That Gift Shop in Fairfield. She was a member of Ward Prairie Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Annice Calkins.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Goodman of Fairfield; daughter, Annette Hebert of Baton Rouge, La.; son, Phillip Calkins of Baton Rouge, La.; three grandchildren; brothers, Tommy Willard Jr. of Fairfield and David Willard of Montana; and sisters, Helen Campbell and Ann Milligan of Fairfield.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel of Fairfield.


Reba "Cindy" Bradley
Sep 6, 1922 - Mar 24, 2002

Reba "Cindy" Bradley, 79, of Trinidad, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2002 at East Texas Medical Center in Athens.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinidad Cemetary in Trinidad.

Ms. Bradley was born September 6, 1922 in Trinidad.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Reynolds Bank Bradley and Emily Pearl Brown Bradley; brother, Jim Bradley and nephew, William Doubleday, all of Trinidad.

She is survived by three sisters, Annie L. Doubleday, Estelle Smith and Helen Airheart, all of Trinidad; nephews, Larry Airheart from Trinidad, Gary Lynn Seward and Carl Lee Seward from Kentucky, and Gentry Smith from New Mexico; nieces, Laura Smiley of Tyler, Victoria Rolison and Lisa Hebrank, both of Trinidad, and Jane Pyka of Dallas.

Arrangements by Tomlinson Funeral Home.


Bernice 'Betty' (Hunter) Haufe
Jan 1, 1910 - Mar 25, 2002

Bernice "Betty" Haufe, 91, of Corsicana passed away Monday, March 25, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital after a brief illness.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Faith Lutheran Church in Corsicana with Pastor Peter Kolb officiating. Interment will be held at Green Lawn Cemetery in Akron, Ohio.

Pallbearers will be members of Faith Lutheran Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Haufe Jr. and Roy Lamb.

Mrs. Haufe was born Jan. 1, 1910 in Woodsfield, Ohio to Everett Alonzo Hunter and Mary Elizabeth Cree Hunter. She lived most of her life in Woodsfield, Ohio and West Virginia, moving to Corsicana in 1988 to live near her son and family to avoid the harsh winters in Ohio. She was a homemaker, and was well known at the local library as she was an avid reader and read a satchel full of books each week. Mrs. Haufe commented that for a small town, Corsicana had a very good library, and if it didn't have a book she requested, it would be obtained by inter-library loan.

She is also remembered for her timely, well-written comments in letters to the editor, locally and in The Dallas Morning News; however, family members tell that she did this type of thing all her life. She wrote letters to whoever needed them, whether it was a candidate running for office or already in office, president, mayor, congressman, local businessman, doctor, news network or talk-show host.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, William L. Haufe of Akron, Ohio, who was a retired pressman for the Akron Beacon-Journal; one brother, two sisters, one granddaughter, and one grandson.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Myrna Haufe of Corsicana, and William and Elinor Haufe of Akron, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Art Mitchell of New Philadelphia, Ohio; sister, Mildred Morgan of Akron, Ohio; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 3824 W. State Highway 22, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Sidney (Wright) Blount 
May 3, 1906 - Mar 26, 2002

Sidney Wright Blount, 95, passed away March 26, 2002 at Hamilton General Hospital in Hamilton.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Liberty Hill Cemetery near Dawson with the Rev. Charles Wallace officiating.

Mrs. Blount was born May 3, 1906 in the Liberty Hill community in Navarro County. She married Floyd Blount in 1925 at Hubbard. After her marriage, she lived in San Antonio, Hubbard, Athens, Seguin, and Altus, Okla. She lived in Altus from 1949 to 1994 and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. Her last years were in the Total Living Center in Hubbard and Forrest Ridge in Hamilton.

She was an accomplished writer and had published a book on Sampson Stewart and many magazine articles. At one time she was the Altus, Okla. reporter for the Wichita Falls newspaper. She was president of the Southwest Oklahoma Penwomen in Altus, and held many offices in the DAR.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1970; parents, Daws and Nellie Dove Wright of Hubbard; sisters, Myrl Lawrence, Mary Bennett, JoAnna Soupiset, and Alice McNeil; and brother, Robert Wright.

Survivors include her son, Floyd Blount Jr. and wife Anna Lee [Foster] Blount of Athens; and niece, Betty Sullins of Navarro Mills Lake.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.

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Lonnie Lee Wright
Jan 22, 1889 - Jan 25, 1985

Lonnie Lee Wright, 96, of Blooming Grove, formerly of Turnersville, died Jan. 25 in a Corsicana nursing home. Funeral services were held Jan.26 at Scott's Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in the Turnersville Cemetery. Officiating at the services was the Rev. Wesley Jones.
Mr. Wright was born Jan. 22, 1889 in Gonzales County, the son of the late A. W. and Viola Wright. He came to Coryell County in 1908 and married Odie Mangum on Sept. 3, 1910. They lived near the Turnersville Community, where he farmed until his retirement in 1968. Mrs. Wright preceded him in death Jan. 25, 1976. He had lived the past seven years in Blooming Grove. He was a member of the Turnersville United Methodist Church.
He is survived by one son Ortis L. Wright of Blooming Grove; one brother, Troy Wright of Waco; two grandchildren and three great-grand-children.
Pallbearers at the services were Nathaniel (Sonny) Foote, Curtis Cude, James Ross, Charlie Foust, C. C.(Snooks) Shepherd and M. H.(Skeeter) Shepherd.
Honorary pallbearers were Weldon Spradley, Thurman Foote, Cliff Worthy, Mack Maxwell, R. L. Maxwell and Paul Maxwell.

Notes:

  • GATESVILLE MESSENGER 1-31-1985

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L. L. Wright

L. L. Wright, 96, of Blooming Grove, died this morning at Corsicana Nursing Home.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Scott Funeral Home in Gatesville with Rev. Wesley Jones officiating.  Burial will be in Turnersville Cemetery in Gatesville.  Local arrangements are by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Survivors include a son, Otis L. Wright of Blooming Grove; a brother, Troy Wright of Waco; two grandchildren, Larry Wright of Corsicana and Barbara May of Blooming Grove; and three great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun
  • Texas Death Index: Wright Lonnie Lee 01-25-1985 NAVARRO Male

Laurissa (Newman) Young
Aug 14, 1914 - Mar 26, 2002

Laurissa Young, 87, of Fairfield passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at East Texas Medical Center in Fairfield.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Capps Memorial Chapel in Fairfield with the Rev. Eston Turner officiating. Interment will follow at Fairfield Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 14, 1914 in Fairfield. She was a housewife, and a member of Round Prairie Baptist Church in Fairfield.

Survivors include her daughter, Loretta Anderson of Fairfield; son, Robert Young III; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, James Newman of Fairfield; and special person in her life, Shirley Cassel of Fairfield.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel of Fairfield.


William James Alford
Dec 27, 1914 - Mar 24, 2002

William James Alford of Corsicana passed away Sunday, March 24, 2002 in Rosser.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Harmony Baptist Church in Corsicana with Bishop John Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Cecil Means, Alonzo Lacy, Robert Gross, Steve Meankins, Eugene White and Lee Cox III. Honorary pallbearers will be Edward Grant, Lee Evans, Freddie Lee Watson, Lee Cox, James Hines Sr., and Robert Earl Reynolds.

Mr. Alford was born Dec. 27, 1914 in Navarro County. He was retired from Oil City Iron Works.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Easter Lillie Steptoe Alford and Juanita Jones Alford; and sister, Geneva Gross.

Survivors include his sons, Willie Brown and wife Linda, and Sammy J. Jones, all of Corsicana, and the Rev. Larry Jones of Fairfield; daughters, Etta Pearl Williams of Corsicana, Mattie J. Cox and husband Lee of Rosser, Joyce A. Williams and Linda J. Beck, both of Dallas, and Jimmie Clayton of Corsicana; sister, Pearlie B. Williams of Dallas; a host of grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Mar. 28, 2002

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Jeanne (Watts) Trusty
Oct 20, 1931 - Mar 26, 2002

Jeanne Watts Trusty, 70, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Mark Luera officiating.

She was born Oct. 20, 1931 in Birmingham, Ala. She was a member of the Eastern Star and First Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Travis and Cuma Watts.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, William J. and Debra Talley of Corsicana, and William S. and Tracey Trusty of Garland; sisters, Mildred Sibley of Daytona Beach, Fla. and Patricia Mayberry of Gallatin; granddaughters, Krystal M. Trusty and Misty M. Talley, both of Corsicana, Cuma Rena Agular of Los Angeles, Calif., and Brittany Pierce of Garland; grandsons, William S. Talley and Troy Trusty, both of Corsicana, William Vance Talley of Gallatin, Tenn., and Tyler Trusty of Garland; great-grandsons, Houston Talley and Xavier Lumley, both of Corsicana, and Joshua Agular and Joseph Agular, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; great-granddaughters, Breana Talley of Corsicana and Marissa Agular of Los Angeles, Calif.; and special friend, Pam Havens of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Clara (Boydston) Willhelm
Sep 13, 1921 - Mar 27, 2002

Clara Willhelm, 80, of Navarro Mills passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at her residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Navarro Mills Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Willhelm was born Sept. 13, 1921 in Dallas to Frank Boydston and Rosie McCoy Boydston. She was a member of Navarro Mills Baptist Church. She was loved by many and will be missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Wilkerson Willhelm; and granddaughter, Gail Luanna Taylor.

Survivors include her son, James Aubrey Willhelm and wife Janice; daughter, Helen Anita Taylor; nine grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Donald Dale Spurrier
Apr 28, 1933 - Mar 27, 2002

Donald Dale Spurrier, 68, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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 Lone Oak Cemetery in Navarro County with Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating. A procession will leave Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home at 2 p.m.

Mr. Spurrier was born April 28, 1933 in Rural Shade in Navarro County to Archie F. Spurrier and Marie Eppler Spurrier. He was an employee of Trinity River Authority for 35 years where he was a plant manager.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Dale Spurrier.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Mary Lee Cranford Spurrier of Corsicana; son, Donald Gene Spurrier of Grand Prairie; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Weldon Brooks Jr. of Grand Prairie; grandchildren, Casey Akins, Sandy Spurrier, Sheri Stewart, Wade Brooks, Wendeline Brooks Ellis and Trey Brooks; and seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Spurger Beauford (Buck) Bennett

Beauford Bennett

Dawson –(spl)- Beauford (Buck) Bennett, 57, of Dallas, formerly of Dawson, died early Tuesday at his home.

Funeral services ill be held at Compton and Waldrop Funeral Home in Waco and grave side services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Dawson Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife; a son of Houston; a sister, Mrs., LaRue Jordan of Dawson; three brothers, Haskell Bennett of Arlington, Troy Bennett of Angleton and  Marlin Bennett of Vicksburg, Miss.

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Bennett Rites

Dawson –(sp)- Funeral services fro Beuford (Buck) Bennett, 57, formerly of hire who died Tuesday at his Dallas home, were held Wednesday morning in Waco at Compton and Waldrop Funeral Chapel.

Final rites and burial were to be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a son, one sister and three brothers.

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Marlin Austin Bennett

Corsicana Daily Sun, Wednesday, September 5, 1973

M. A. Bennett

Funeral services are set for 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Marlin A. Bennett, 71, who died Tuesday in Vicksburg, Miss. After a short illness.  Burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, two daughters, two brothers, a sister, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

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M. A. Bennett

Funeral services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Marlin A. Bennett, 71, who died Tuesday in Vicksburg, Miss., after a short illness.  Burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow of Vicksburg; two daughters, Mrs. Herman Ganze of Richardson and Mrs. Joe McGaugh of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. LaRue Jordan; two brothers, Haskell Bennett of Arlington and Troy Bennett of Angleton, Tex.; two step-daughters; Miss Sue Williamson and Mrs. Jean Caudill, both of Mississippi, a step-son, Billy Williamson of Vicksburg, Miss.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Rev. Gene Gardner was to officiate.

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Marshall Troy Bennett

Troy Bennett Sr.

Angleton – Funeral services are set for today at 2 p.m. for Troy Bennett, Sr., 70, who died in a Houston hospital after a short illness.  Services are to be at Palm Funeral Home and burial will be at the Angleton cemetery.

 He was the uncle of Mrs. Franklin Neal, city secretary of Corsicana.

He is survived by his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Auld of Houston; one son, Troy Bennett Jr. of Freer; four stepsons; one sister, Mrs Larue Jordan of Corsicana; one brother, Haskell Bennett of Arlington; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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Mildred LaRue (Bennett) Jordan

Mrs. Jordan

Funeral services will be at 2 p,m, Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Merle (LaRue) Jordan, 64, resident of Corsicana for the past 10 years, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital.  The Rev. Gene Gardner and Rev. Travis Arden will officiate.  Burial will be in Hamilton-Beemon Cemetery.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Franklin (Nelda) Neal of Corsicana; one grandson, Danny Neal of Corsicana; one granddaughter, Mrs. Dean Curry of Bryan; and one brother, Haskell Bennett of Arlington.

Pallbearers will be Bonner French, Calvin Ganze, Clyde Roloff, Larry Murray, James Minatra, C.W. Price, Wayne Brown and Johnny Rhodes.

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Roy Chester Moore

Roy C. Moore

Roy C. Moore, 77, of Corsicana, died Aug. 18, 1990, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. George Merriman officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born March 28, 1913, in Van Zandt County.  He was a blocker at the hat factory and a member of the Trinity Baptist Church.  He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II.

 He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Roy C. (Rita) Moore of Corsicana; one son, Kenneth Moore of Corsicana; two daughters, Barbara Atkeisson of Kingwood, Texas, and Helen Wynne of Mesquite; one brother, Sam Moore of Corsicana; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Loyd Freeman Britton

Loyd Freeman Britton

Loyd Freeman Britton, 82, of Corsicana, died Aug. 2, 1992, at Arlington Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. James T. Davis officiating.  Burial will be in Hamilton-Beemon Cemetery.

He was an employee at Sam Houston Elementary School for 18 years and was a member of the Fundamental Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Opal Britton of Corsicana; two sons, Loyd Ray Britton of Garland and James Lee Britton of Arlington; one daughter, Betty Joyce Hubbard of Arlington; five granddaughters, two grandsons; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Elwyn Robinson, Arlee Lockhart, Lee Guillen, Kenneth Norton, Tony Lively and Jimmy Wimberly.

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Noma Faye (Britton) Watson
Oct 26, 1916 - Oct 27, 1992

Noma Fay Watson

Noma Fay Watson, 76, of Corsicana, died Oct. 27, 1992 in Ennis.

She was born Oct. 26, 1916 in Corsicana

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Westside Baptist Church.  The Rev. Wayne Mahoney will officiate.  Burial will be in  Resthaven Memorial Park. Services are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, Alvin F. Watson of Corsicana; one daughter, Sue Waggoner of Rockwall; one son, Fred Watson of Grand Prairie; two sisters, Lucille Thompson and Rita Moore, both of Corsicana; and five grandchildren.

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Albany Haskell Bennett
Dec 31, 1905 - Nov 22, 1992

Haskell Bennett

Haskell Bennett, 86, of Arlington died Nov. 22, 1992 in Arlington.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Revs. William Dollar and Donald Sawyer officiating.  Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.

He was a member of the Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church.  He was raised around the Pursley area most of his life, leaving in 1965 to Arlington where he was a maintenance mechanic for the Arlington Independent School district until 1975 when he retired.  For the past 11 years he worked as a school crossing guard.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Mae Bennett.

Survivors include, one daughter and son-in-law, Wilene and Dean Murray of Arlington; one granddaughter, Cindy Francis of Arlington, one grandson; Cory Murray of Burleson; one Granddaughter in law, Dana Murray of Burleson; and two great-granddaughters, Sara Francis and Rachel Francis, both of Arlington

Pallbearers will be Cory Murray, Joe Francis, James Britton, Franklin Neal, Herman Ganze, & Troy Bennett Jr.

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Aubry Calvin Hubbard
Mar 28, 1930 - Aug 17, 1993

Aubry Calvin Hubbard

Aubry Calvin Hubbard, 63, of Arlington, died Aug. 17, 1993, the Arlington Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Wade Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Herry Graves officiating.  Burial will be in the Dawson Cemetery under the direction of Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

He has been a resident of Arlington since 1952 and was a former resident of Dawson.  He was a retired employee of the Arlington Independent School District’s Maintenance Department.  He also was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Hubbard of Arlington; one daughter, Angela Adams, of Arlington; and his mother, Willie Hubbard of Corsicana.

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Eurita (Britton) Moore
Jan 26, 1921 - Aug 27, 1994

Eurita Britton Moore

Mrs. Eurita Britton Moore, 73, of Mesquite, died Aug 27, 1994 in Mesquite.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Fuller officiating.  Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 26, 1921 in Red Oak.

Survivors include two daughters, Helen Wynn of Mesquite and Barbara Atkeisson of Corsicana; one son, Kenneth Moore of Corsicana; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bo Britton, Ronnie Stringer, Lonnie Stringer, Glynn Stringer and Fred Watson.

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Mary Lucille (Britton) Thompson
Mar 23, 1918 - Oct 22, 1994

Mary Thompson

Mary Lucille Thompson, 76, of Corsicana, died Oct. 22, 1994, in a Corsicana nursing home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, with Wayne Mahoney and Don Sawyer officiating.

Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, James Thompson of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be her nephews.

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Betty Joyce (Britton) Hubbard
Oct 1, 1937 - Nov 27, 1999

Betty Joyce Hubbard, 62, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, at Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 2 to 5 p.m. today.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with brother Harold Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery. (see second obituary)

Mrs. Hubbard was born Oct. 1, 1937, in Corsicana.

She is survived by her mother, Opal Britton of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Angela R. and James Jones Sr. of Coffee City; brothers, Lloyd Ray Britton of Garland and James Lee Britton of Arlington.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Betty Joyce Hubbard

Betty Joyce Hubbard, 62, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, at Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana.

Services were 1 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Brother Harold Scott officiating.  Interment followed at Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Gary Ford, Tom Gardner, Lee Guillen, Bill McKnight, Jody Parrish and Dean Murray.

Mrs. Hubbard was born Oct. 1, 1937 in Corsicana.

She is survived by her mother, Opal Britton of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Angela R. & James Jones Sr. of Coffee City; and brothers, Loyd Rae Britton of Garland & James Lee Britton of Arlington.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Arnold A. Honea 
Aug 9, 1924 - Jul 10, 1999

CONCORD, Calif. - Arnold A. Honea, 74, a retired Bell Helicopter mechanic, died Saturday, July 10, 1999, in Pleasant Hill, Calif.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Meadow Lane Baptist Church in Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington.
Memorials: Alzheimer's Association, Box 9709, Fort Worth, Texas, 76147; 336-4949.
Arnold A. Honea was born Aug. 9, 1924, in Emmett and grew up in Frost. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II and dedicated 25 years of service to Bell Helicopter.
Survivors: Daughters, Margaret Womack and husband, Wiley, of Concord, Calif., and Anita Maynard and husband, Eddie, of Dandridge, Tenn.; brothers, Jake Honea of Waxahachie, Maurice Honea of Irving and Bob Honea of Dallas; and grandchildren, Carl and Chris Womack and David Maynard. Arlington Funeral Home 1221 E. Division, 548-1791

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Arnold A. Honea

Services for Arnold A. Honea, a retired mechanic for Bell Helicopter, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Meadow Lane Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Arlington Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Moore Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Honea died Saturday in Pleasant Hill, Calif. He was 74.

Born Aug. 9, 1924, in Emmett, Texas , Mr. Honea grew up in Frost, Texas . He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II and worked for 25 years for Bell Helicopter.

Survivors include his daughters, Margaret Womack of Concord, Calif., and Anita Maynard of Dandridge, Tenn.; his brothers, Jake Honea of Waxahachie, Maurice Honea of Irving and Bob Honea of Dallas; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 9709, Fort Worth, Texas , 76147.

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Georgie Margaret (Montgomery) Honea
Mar 5, 1930 - Apr 21, 1991

ARLINGTON - Georgie M. Honea, a retired schoolteacher, died Sunday at an Arlington hospital. She was 61.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Meadow Lane Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial will be in Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. Arlington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Honea was born in Fort Worth and grew up in Waco. She attended Sacred Heart Academy in Waco and was a 1950 graduate of Baylor University. She taught elementary school in Frost. She moved to Arlington in 1965 and had taught kindergarten at Meadow Lane Baptist Church.
Survivors: Husband, Arnold Honea of Arlington; two daughters, Margaret Womack of Stockton, Calif., and Anita Honea of Midland; and two grandchildren.

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  • Wife of Arnold A. Honea
  • Ft. Worth Star Telegram - April 23, 1991
  • Texas Death Index: Honea Georgie Margaret d. 04-21-1991 TARRANT Co., TX; Female
  • Texas Birth Index: MONTGOMERY GEORGIE MARGARET 1930 3 5 TRAVIS f KUNZ MARGARET ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY GEORGE SWAIM

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