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Elder Edward Jones
Jan 7, 1909 - Apr 15, 2002

Edward Jones

Elder Edward Jones, 93, of Corsicana passed away Monday, April 15, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Open Door Church of God in Christ with Elder David Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at Cotton Gin Cemetery in Teague.

Pallbearers will be L.C. Crawford, Frank Crawford, Marlow Crawford and Robert Crawford.

Elder Jones was born Jan. 7, 1909 in Coolidge.

Survivors include his wife, Jimmie Jones of Corsicana; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, friends and church family.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


S.C. White

S.C. White, 82, of Amarillo died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Warford-Walker Mortuary, Chapel of Roses, 509 N. Hughes, with the Rev. L.V. Mayes, of Hereford, officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.

Mr. White was born in Navarro County where he attended public schools. He was a farmer, working and living in Hereford for more than 50 years.

Survivors include three sons, Darnell Scott of Hereford, Ray White of Corsicana and L.C. Scott; and a sister, Esther Mae Gilbert of Amarillo.

Amarillo Globe-News, Feb. 10, 2002


Konrad Cody 'K.C.' Gammill

Konrad Cody "K.C." Gammill, 23, of Bridge City passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at his residence.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange with the Rev. Jack Comer of Circle Baptist Church in Bridge City officiating.

Mr. Gammill was born Feb. 22, 1979 in Corsicana. He was a longtime resident of Bridge City. He was a student at Lamar University in Beaumont and worked for Wal-Mart in Bridge City.

Survivors include his parents, James and Judy Gammill; brothers, Nicholas Gammill and Adron Cey Gamill, all of Bridge City; and brother and sister-in-law, Chon and Patti Gammill of Grand Prairie.

Arrangements by Claybar Funeral Home of Bridge City.


Alexander Colvin Sloan
Aug 10, 1913 - Apr 14, 2002

Alexander Colvin Sloan, 88, of Denton passed away Sunday, April 14, 2002 at Denton Regional Medical Center.

A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 22, at First United Methodist Church in Corsicana. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Mr. Sloan was born Aug. 10, 1913 in Chicago, Ill. to James Blanding and Lillian (Weiss) Sloan. He graduated from Carl Schurz High School in Chicago. He married Gertrude Herkner. After she died, he married Kathlyn Jackett.

He retired as a salesman for Motorola, where he received the Galvin Masters Award.

Mr. Sloan's career in photography took him to the heights early on. In 1935, he took Los Angeles City College campus pictured from the Goodyear blimp. He worked as a photographer in Chicago and New York until World War II. He served in the 1066th Signal Company where he was one of the first to shoot Kodachrome, a product he was introduced to while photographing the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas. Armed with the color film, supplied from home, he took many pictures of the war, including pictures of fighter squadrons while in flight.

He was recognized at the Airmen's Memorial Museum in Maryland and his work has been published in internationally distributed books. He was also a model in some of the early Coca-Cola advertisements. Later in life, he was the official photographer for the Green Bay Yacht Club.

He was known for being a wonderful husband and father and for his love of video photography, boating and peanut M&M's.

He was preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Linnea Geidel; and stepson, Paul Geidel.

Survivors include his daughter, Susan Sloan-Watkins of Magalia, Calif.; sisters, June Allman of Carrollton and Mary Nash of Lake Dallas; and nine grandchildren.

Arrangements by Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home of Denton.


Bryan Dunagan

OBITUARY - Corsicana Daily Sun Website - Jan 2, 2000
Bryan Dunagan
Bryan Dunagan, 73, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B. F. Risinger officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park
Pallbearers will be Johnny Lake, Bobby Ross, John Dunagan, John Paul Ross, Clovis Ives and Rob Dunn. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Connor, Norman Gilcrease, Joe Sims and Wayne Ross.

Mr. Dunagan was born March 3, 1926 in Frost. He was a chief detective sheriff with the Navarro County Sheriff's Office. Mr. Dunagan served in the United States Army and Merchant Marines. (WWII)

He is survived by his wife, Terry Dunagan of Corsicana; daughters, Dee Ann Marcum of Corsicana, Janet Schmidt of Emhouse, Jackie Dunagan of Temple and Dionne Payne of Temple; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. 

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Marjorie Ann Orme
Apr 9, 1938 - Apr 18, 2002

Marjorie Ann Orme, 64, of Plano and formerly of Blooming Grove, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2002 at Medical Center of Plano.

Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Art Allen officiating.

She was born April 9, 1938 in Corsicana to William P. and Thelma Orme. She was a member of Blooming Grove United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her sister, Artalissa Orme Kile of Plano; three nephews and one niece.

Memorials may be made to Blooming Grove United Methodist Church.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

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Charlie Courtney

Charlie Courtney of Fairfield passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2002 in Fairfield.

Services will be 10 a.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Fairfield with Ed Ridge officiating. Interment will follow at Rusk County Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Gordon Raney, Herb Jones, Terry Newman, Kenneth Hartiss, Vernon Fails, Ed Orand and Bobby Robertson.

Survivors include her grandson, T. Lamar Courtney of Tucson, Ariz.; granddaughters, Sheri Patterson of Odessa and Charla Helbig of Silver City, N.M.; and great-grandchildren, Will, Garret, Erica, Samantha, Meagan and Jason.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Fairfield.


David O. Owen
Oct 17, 1940 - Apr 22, 2002

David O. Owen, 61, of Blooming Grove passed away Monday, April 22, 2002 at his residence.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Jackie Brown officiating. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Rock Hill Cemetery in Wills Point.

Pallbearers will be Christopher Franks, Bradley Smith, Glen Gannon, David Haden, George Aldama and Joey Smith.

Mr. Owen was born Oct. 17, 1940 in Dallas to Orville Everett and Opal Owen. He was a minister and was a member of the Blooming Grove Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his father, Orville E. Owen in 1972; brother, Carroll E. Owen; and son-in-law, Warren Ray Franks.

Survivors include his wife, Ellen Owen of Blooming Grove; mother, Opal Marie Cooper of Tyler; daughter, Barbara Smith of Rice; sons, David Earl Owen of Corsicana and John Allen Owen of Tyler; stepsons, Curtis Frost of St. Louis, Mo. and Robert Frost of Foreman, Ark.; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.


Catherine 'Kay' Brown
Jan 25, 1914 - Apr 22, 2002

Catherine "Kay" Brown, 88, of Waxahachie was called home to her Heavenly Father April 22, 2002.

Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie.

The celebration of life will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Pat Boze Memorial Chapel with Dr. Leroy Fenton officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Miss Brown was born Jan. 25, 1914 in Barry to Calvin C. and Ethel (Todd) Brown. After her father passed away during the Great Depression, Miss Brown and her sister Benila and brother Jay were admitted to the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Orphans Home in Corsicana, which had a private school which operated under the laws of the State of Texas. Miss Brown graduated in 1932 as valedictorian of her class.

She always considered the Home as her home and was faithful to visit there on a regular basis. Many ex-students especially looked forward to her Christmas visits because it was then the Home declared Christmas was near. For many years, she was instrumental in getting a cedar tree chopped down and placed in the auditorium, and she also supervised its decoration.

Miss Brown attended Baylor and TCU on scholarships. At the end of the depression, she came to Waxahachie to work and attend Trinity University. She received her B.B.A. degree while at Trinity. She was also a member of Alpha Chi National Honor Society.

She had a career with Texas Power and Light for 32 years. Regardless of where she lived, she always worshiped with a local Baptist church. She taught Sunday school for approximately 60 years. At the time of her death, she was a member of First Baptist Church in Waxahachie. It was here that she taught the ladies TEL class for 20 years. Along with her many teaching talents were classes in her home, teaching shorthand and typing.

Miss Brown was associated with a tour company of Tyler and annually escorted a group overseas. Her greatest joy was traveling to the Holy Land several times.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister and brother.

Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews, mostly in the Houston area, including Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Wall Jr. and Mrs. A.C. Collins and their families.

Arrangements by Wayne Boze Funeral Home of Waxahachie.


John A. Schrimpf
Sep 30, 1912 - Apr 22, 2002

John A. Schrimpf, 89, of Dallas passed away Monday, April 22, 2002 at his residence.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Hopewell Cemetery with Dr. Cole officiating.

Mr. Schrimpf was born Sept. 30, 1912 in Dallas. He was a member of Highland Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Ralph D. Schrimpf.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Burleson Schrimpf of Dallas; son and daughter-in-law, John and Pixie Lynne Schrimpf of Keller; grandsons, Joshua B. Schrimpf, Aaron D. Schrimpf and Jonathan Schrimpf, all of Keller, and Seth Schrimpf and wife Tracy of North Richland Hills; granddaughter, Mistybleu Layer and Raven C. Schrimpf, both of Keller; and great-grandson, Zachary F. Schrimpf of North Richland Hills.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Daniel Keith Steely  
May 18, 1989 - May 18, 1989

Born May 18th 1989  
Died May 18th 1989
   
Son of Kevin & Pam Steely, GrandFathers Don R. Steely , Frankie Rouse  Jr.GreatGrand Father, Ernest Steely, GreatGreat GrandFather, C.R Steely,  GreatGreatGreat Grand Father, Henry Clay Steely...GreatGreatGreatGreat Grand Father..Elijah M.D. Steely

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  • Information submitted by Kevin R. Steely 4/27/2002

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Daniel K. Steely

Daniel Keith Steely, of Corsicana, died May 18, 1989 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery. Dr. Charles Rice officiated and arrangements were made with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Survivors include parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Steely, Corsicana; two brothers, Greg and Brett, both of Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ralph Jr., Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. Doug York, Corsicana; a grandfather, Don Steely, Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. Doug York of Corsicana; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Smith, Corsicana; a great-grandmother, Mrs. Gladys rouse, Streetman; and a number of uncles and aunts.

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Victor Gene Wright

Victor Gene Wright, 73, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2002.

Services were held at 11 a.m. April 12 at North Richmond Missionary Baptist Church in Richmond, Calif. with the Rev. P. W. Newsome officiating.

Pallbearers were Daniel Carey, Travis Givens, Sydney Meek and Eric Spearman. Honorary pallbearers were the High Rollers Sports and Social Club, Eddie Ayers, Eddie Davenport, Travis Green, Herman Hamp, Terry Hudson, Donald Jackson, Anthony Scruggs, Roosevelt Washington and Larry Watson.

Mr. Wright was born June 2, 1928 in Corsicana to Hattie York-Wright and Noah Johnson, the youngest of six children. He received his formal education in Corsicana. He accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Second Mission Baptist Church in Corsicana. He later united with North Richmond Missionary Baptist Church where he directed and sang with the male chorus.

Mr. Wright moved to Richmond, Calif. in 1948 after discharge from active duty in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He later retired from Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District and the U.S. Army Reserves in 1992.

He was instrumental in founding the United Minorities in Action, an organization that paved the way for women to work for AC Transit. He was very active in other civic and social organizations.

He met and married Betty Lou Burrus in 1954. His good nature and great sense of humor will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his wife, Dr. Betty L. Burrus-Wright; daughters, Gwen Murphy of Sacramento, Calif. and April M. Wright of Richmond, Calif.; sons, Eric E. Wright Sr. of Hercules, Calif. and Terry L. Wright of Oakland, Calif.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Gustava Burrus; sisters-in-law, Catherine Wright of Corsicana, Eular Turner of Oakland, Calif., Erselener Burrus-Gore of Berkeley, Calif., Gwen Burrus-Richardson of Pinole, Calif. and Belinda Burrus-King of San Pablo, Calif.; brothers-in-law, the Rev. Anthony Burrus of Richmond, Calif., Rodney Gore of Berkeley, Calif., Bill Roberts of San Francisco, Calif. and Dr. Porter B. Burrus II of Oakland, Calif.

Arrangements by Fuller Funeral Homes of Richmond, Calif.


Benjamin Fleck Lawson

Benjamin Fleck Lawson, 81, of Kerens passed away Thursday, April 25, 2002 in Corsicana.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Arkansas.

Mr. Lawson was born Nov. 29, 1920 in Berthoud, Colo.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Lawson of Kerens; daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Bobby Smith of Kerens, Sheerree and Kenneth Hawn of North Richland Hills, and Jacklyn and Jeremy Floyd of Fort Smith, Ark, Donna Lawson and Cheryl Lawson; son, Johnny Lawson of West Virginia; grandsons, Scott Elliott of South Dakota, Jon LeRosen, Gunnar Floyd and Brandon Floyd, all of Fort Smith, Ark.; granddaughter, Katelyn Smith of Kerens; and a host of other grandchildren and family members.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Dorathea Jean (Cannon) Clark-Baber

Dorathea Jean Baber

Dorathea Jean Baber, 73, of Corsicana and formerly of Dawson, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2002 in Corsicana. She was born Feb. 23, 1929 in Corsicana.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Dorathea Jean Baber

Dorathea Jean Baber, 73, of Corsicana and formerly of Dawson, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2002 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Mrs. Baber was born Feb. 23, 1929 in Corsicana. She was a nurse, homemaker and devout Christian. She taught primary Sunday school at First Baptist Church in Dawson before moving and attending Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana. She was gratefully adored and cherished by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hall Baber in 1985 on what would have been their 38th wedding anniversary.

Survivors include her son, Rufus Ray Clark Jr. of Temple and grandson Matthew Clark of Oklahoma; daughter and son-in-law Mary and Richard Rice, granddaughter Victoria Brooks of Napoleon, Ohio, and grandson Michael Lynn Brooks of Silver City; daughter and son-in-law Patricia and Michael Hall, grandsons Ryan and Sean Hall of Retreat, granddaughter and husband Paige and Heath Foreman and great-granddaughter Brooke of Garland, and granddaughter and husband Ashley and Joseph Farmer of Corsicana; and daughter and son-in-law Paulette and David Renfro of Levelland, and grandchildren Jourdan, Spencer and Madison Renfro.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Arthritis Foundation.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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  • Wife of Rufus Ray Clark & Robert Hall Baber; Daughter of Benjamin Otis Cannon & Ila Joe (Robinson) Cannon

Maria le los Angeles Perez de Cazares

Maria le los Angeles Perez de Cazares, 37, of Corsicana passed away Wedsnesday, April 24, 2002 in Corsicana.

Services were scheduled for 10 a.m. today with the Rev. Robert Williams officiating with interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery.

She was born June 20, 1964 in Atlixco, Mexico.

Survivors include her husband, Luis Cazares; mother, Susana Torres; sons, Luis Raul Cazares III and Kevin Cazares; daughter, Ana Karen Cazares; brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Bernardina Perez, Benjamin and Angeles Perez and Mario and Silvia Perez; sisters and brothers-in-law, Silvia and Guadalupe Martinez, Cristina and Jorge Saldana, Gloria and Luis Hidago and Alicia and Erasmo Barajos, all of Corsicana; and 20 nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Laura Mae (Gay) Lyons

Laura Mae Gay Lyons, 87, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. David Hale, the Rev. Harold Chutte and the Rev. Mazie Leftwich officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Harlan Moore, Brent Leftwich, Albert Fisher, Tim Butler, Dan Butler and Joe Sims.

Mrs. Lyons was born May 6, 1914 in Barry to James Edward and Laura Jack Gay. She graduated from Bryan school before moving to Corsicana to become an apprentice at Norris Beauty Shop. She later applied for her beautician's license. She owned and operated Friendly Beauty Shop, retiring after 60 years of service.

She met and married Banks Lyons in June 1938. Mr. Lyons retired after more than 36 years as manager of the Palace Theater.

Mrs. Lyons was a member of Northside Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years. For the last several years, she taught the loving and loyal ladies of the Friendship Class.

She was a member of ABWA, Kinsloe House, and Tune and Fork Club where she often gave slide programs of her travels. She traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Holy Land, Great Britain, Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Mrs. Lyons never met a stranger and will be greatly missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Banks Lyons; parents, Ed and Laura Gay; sisters, Celeste Pringle, Edna Christine Butler and Katherine Lewis; and brother, Jimmy Gay.

Survivors include her brother, Kenneth Gay and wife Mary of Payson, Ariz.; sisters, Frances Moore of Dallas, and Elise Hoffman Brinkley of Houston; and a number of nieces and nephews including Gene and Ellander Butler of Barry.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 200 N. 13th St., Suite 102, Corsicana, Texas 75110; or Northside Baptist Church, 2800 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Paul Pettigrew

Paul Pettigrew, 56, of Garland passed away Thursday, April 25, 2002 in Dallas.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday at New Chatfield Cemetery with the Rev. Timothy Gollob officiating.

Mr. Pettigrew was born March 5, 1946 in Maryland. He was a 1964 graduate of Jesuit High School in Dallas and a graduate of UT Arlington. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany. He played wheelchair basketball, tennis, and bowling. He was a true Christian who lived and loved his faith. He was a devoted son and brother, and a caring and generous uncle and great-uncle. He constantly reached out to others in spite of his own difficulties and physical setback. He will be missed.

Survivors include his father, Virgil B. Pettigrew of Dallas; sisters, Karla Hatton of Dallas and Peggy Austin of Chatfield; brother, Hal Pettigrew of Arlington; seven nephews, two nieces, five great-nephews and five great-nieces.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Annie Mae (Kerley) McCown
Sep 7, 1905 - Apr 22, 2002

Annie Mae McCown, 96, passed away Monday, April 22, 2002 at College Station Medical Center.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Kerens City Cemetery.

Mrs. McCown was born Sept. 7, 1905 in the Round Prairie community in Navarro County and lived in Bryan for over 50 years, where her husband worked for Corbusier Chevrolet.

Survivors include her son, Fred McCown of Los Angeles, Calif.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.

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Annie Mae McCown

Sept. 7, 1905 April 22, 2002

Graveside services for Annie Mae McCown, 96, of Bryan are set for 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kerens City Cemetery in Kerens, Texas. Jimmy Glenn of Kerens Church of Christ will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

Mrs. McCown died Monday at the College Station Medical Center.

She was born in the Round Prairie community in Navarro County and lived in Bryan for more than 50 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Buney A. McCown.

Survivors include a son, Fred McCown of Los Angeles.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.


Letha Alyne (Poole) Norman 
Jan 16, 1918 - Apr 26, 2002

Letha Alyne Poole Norman, 84, of Nacogdoches passed away Friday, April 26, 2002 in Nacogdoches.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel in Corsicana with the Rev. Barron Harris officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Norman was born Jan. 16, 1918 in Chandler. She was a seamstress and a member of the Baptist church, in which she loved the Lord. She lived in Nacogdoches since 1981.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Norman.

Survivors include her son, Claude Norman Jr. of Sunrise, Fla.; daughter, Willie Christine Prince of Cutoff, Fla.; sister, Willie Dean Bickers of Jewett; and grandsons, Claude Eric Norman and Jeffrey Wayne Norman of Sunrise, Fla., Daryl Kenen Prince of Cutoff, Fla., Randall Eugene Prince of Addison and Scott Wade Prince, who lives abroad.

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Hazel Stevenson
Oct 25, 1907 - Apr 27, 2002

Hazel Stevenson, 94, of Kerens, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2002 at Kerens Care Center.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Mike Efird officiating.

She was born Oct. 25, 1907, in Corsicana.

Mrs. Stevenson and her husband were farmers and ranchers in the Kerens area for 40 years and owned a dry cleaning business in Kerens for 25 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 50 years, Joe D. Stevenson.

She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Edna Barnes and Carolyn Barnes, both of Corsicana; nieces and husbands, Frances and Richard Baxter of Dallas, June and Gordy Rodes of Baldwinsville, New York; nephews, Don Sullivan of Amarillo and Bud Stevenson of Dallas and a number of other nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.


Tammy Kaye (Wilson) James
Jan 28, 1963 - Apr 25, 2002

Tammy Kaye James, 39, of Corsicana, died Thursday, April 25, 2002 at a Dallas medical center.

Services were held Saturday at the Elliot-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Abilene with the Rev. Marvin Hale officiating. Interment was at Hawley Cemetery.

She was born January 28, 1963, in Odessa and lived in Abeline most of her life until she moved to Corsicana last year. In Abilene she worked for Hendrick Medical Center in the x-ray department and as a nurses aide. She also worked for Dr. Pepper in Abilene as a lab technician.

She married Johnny James in 1981. She was a homemaker and a member of the Oak Street Baptist Church in Abilene.

She was prededed in death by her father, Doyle McArthur Wilson.

She is survived by her husband, Johnny James; sons, Jared Lee James, Cody Shane James and Brent McArthur James, all of Corsicana; mother, Darlene Minter; brothers, Dwayne Wilson and Darryl Courtney, all of Abilene and grandmother, Madie Belle Wilson of Odessa.

Arrangements by Elliot-Hamil Funeral Homes in Abilene.


Jack Marshall Simpson Jr. 
Oct 21, 1927 - Apr 26, 2002

Jack Marshall Simpson Jr., 74, of Tyler, passed away Friday, April 26, 2002 in Tyler.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lloyd James Funeral Home in Tyler.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Christ Episcopal Church in Tyler with the Rev. Thomas H. Murray III officiating. Interment will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery at 2 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Bil Corbin, Frank Gatewood, James "Jim" Bloxom, A.C. Gentry, Raymond "Buddy" Whitney and Marcus Snapp.

Mr. Simpson was born October 21, 1927 in Dallas and lived in Tyler most of his life. He was a graduate of Kemper Military School in Boonville, Mo. and attended Tyler Junior College. He was retired after many years as a laboratory technician for LaGloria Oil and Refining.

He was a beloved father, husband and grandfather and was devoted to his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack M. and Tommie G. Simpson; and his brother, Jerry Allen Simpson.

He is survived by his wife, Pat Risher Simpson; brother, Thomas J. and Verita Simpson of Phoenix, Az.; daughters, Louise Simpson of Ft. Worth, Tommie and Ron of Oklahoma, Sarah Simpson-Bloxom and husband James "Jim" of Bullard; granddaughters, Jerri Christina Simpson, Margaret Bloxom and Lillian Bloxom and by nephew Thomas J. Simpson Jr. of Phoenix.

If desired, memorials may be made to either the All Saints Episcopal School in Tyler or Hospice of East Texas.

Arrangements by Lloyd James Funeral Home in Tyler.

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Jack Marshall Simpson Jr.

Services for Jack Marshall Simpson Jr., 74, of Tyler are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Christ Episcopal Church with the Rev. Thomas H. Murray III officiating.

Burial will follow at 2 p.m. Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana under the direction of Lloyd James Funeral Home of Tyler.

Mr. Simpson died April 26, 2002, in Tyler.

He was born Oct. 21, 1927, in Dallas and lived in Tyler most of his life. He was a graduate of Kemper Military School in Bonneville, Mo., and attended Tyler Junior College. He retired after many years as a laboratory technical for LaGloria Oil and Refining.

Mr. Simpson was preceded in death by his mother, Tommie G. Simpson; father, Jack M. Simpson Sr.; and brother, Jerry Allen Simpson, who died in August 2001.

Survivors include his wife, Pat Risher Simpson; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas J. and Verita Simpson of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters and sons-in-law, Louise Simpson of Forth Worth, Tommie and Ron Jarvis of Oklahoma and Sarah Simpson-Bloxom and James "Jim" Bloxom of Bullard; granddaughters, Jerri Christina Simpson, Margaret Bloxom and Lillian Bloxom; and nephew, Thomas J. Simpson of Phoenix, Ariz.

Pallbearers will be Bill Corbin, Frank Gatewood, James "Jim" Bloxom, A.C. Gentry, Raymond "Buddy" Whitney and Marcus Snapp.

Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

If desired, memorials may be made to All Saints Episcopal School in Tyler or Hospice of East Texas.

Athens Review - April 29, 2002


Willie Charles Cooper
Jun 18, 1918 - May 3, 2002

Willie Charles Cooper, 83, of Corsicana passed away Friday, May 3, 2002 in Corsicana.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at North Beaton Church of Christ with Russell Bankes Jr. officiating. Interment will follow Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be George Aldama, Alfred Dickey, Glen Gannon, Charles Henry, Gene Robinson and Johnny Thompson.

Mr. Cooper was born June 18, 1918 in Corsicana. He was a foreman and a member of North Beaton Church of Christ. He served as grand master for the Frost Masonic Lodge. He was a veteran serving in World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Pacific. He was employed with Lone Star Gas Company in Corsicana, and he retired after over 40 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margaret Ellen Cooper of Corsicana; son, Gary Charles Cooper of Washington, D.C.; daughter and husband, Mariella and Bill Wallace of Carrollton; brothers, Jim Cooper of Tucson, Ariz., and Tom Cooper of Kaufman; sisters, Kate Farmer of Tulsa, Okla., and Letha Frances Raney of Frost; and granddaughter, Laura Reed of Carrollton.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Thomas Benton Knighton
Feb 16, 1931 - May 3, 2002

Thomas Benton Knighton, 71, of Navarro Mills and formerly of Montrose, Colo., passed away Friday, May 3, 2002 at his residence.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Capehart officiating. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas.

Mr. Knighton was born Feb. 16, 1931 in Jasper to Grady Knighton and Della Travis Knighton. He was a retired correctional officer.

He was preceded in death by his son, George Sallee.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Smith Knighton of Navarro Mills; daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Daryl Knowles of Waco, Judith and Raymond Fuller of Montrose, Colo., and Becky and Ken Sharpe of Delta, Colo.; brothers, Alfred Knighton of Newton, Jessie Knighton of Richmond, and Raymond Knighton of Minneapolis, Minn.; nine grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Roy Thomas Brittain

Roy Thomas Brittain, 80, passed away Friday, May 3, at Doctor's Hospital in Dallas.

Rosary will be recited 7 p.m. Monday at Keever Chapel. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rice Cemetery with the Rev. Ernie Villaroya officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 6 p.m. until rosary.

Mr. Brittain was born Nov. 22, 1921 in Alma to John D. and Catherine Bell Lennon Brittain. He was raised in Ennis and was a 1940 graduate of Ennis High School. He was then employed by Perry Brothers Department Store. In August 1942 he entered the U.S. Army, serving in the Pacific Theatre. He was discharged in January 1946. He then returned to Ennis and was employed by Continental Trailways in Dallas. He moved to Ferndale, Mich., where he owned and operated Wayne's Shoe Store. He retired in 1986 and moved to Dallas. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Dallas.

He is survived by a sister, Virgie Berry of Ennis; two sisters-in-law, Doris Brittain and Katherine Brittain, both of Corsicana; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews.

Arrangements by J.E. Keever Mortuary.


Theresa Crockett Brown

Theresa Crockett Brown, 71, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, April 30, 2002 at Heritage Oaks West.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Dairy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be the Rev. Jessie Williams Sr., Jessie Williams Jr., Buford Eatmon I, Buford Eatmon II, Billy Williams and Michael Williams.

She was born April 30, 1931 in Timothy. She was a member of Second Mission Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Geneva Brown.

Survivors include her sons, Howard Williams Jr. of California, the Rev. Jessie Williams Sr. of Corsicana, Billy Williams of Irving and Michael Williams of Dallas; daughters, Betty Eatmon of San Antonio, Shirley Williams of Michigan and April Jackson of Greenville; sisters, Viesta Lewis of California, Earline Miller of Corsicana, and Queen Armstead and Almarie Heggar, both of Dallas; 27 grandchildren, and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Vermell Marie (Henson) Thomas

Vermell Marie Thomas, 74, of Mansfield passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2002 in Mansfield.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Mrs. Thomas was born Aug. 22, 1927 in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A.M. Thomas; parents, Lee Roy and Mary Henson; brother, Lee Roy Henson Jr.; and son, Sidney Percival.

Survivors include her daughters, Mary Hale of Arlington and Rose Reveley; sister and brother-in-law, Evelena and Louis Hashop of Beaumont; grandchildren, Ronny Hale, Emily Randolph, Windy Melton and Jeremy Melton; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Carl Laverene Wyatt Sr.
Aug 11, 1920 - Apr 29, 2002

Carl Laverene Wyatt Sr., 81, of Sweeny passed away Monday, April 29, 2002 in Sweeny.

Services were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Baker Funeral Chapel in West Columbia with the Rev. Jerl Watkins officiating with interment to follow at 4 p.m. today at Long Prairie Cemetery in Kerens.

Pallbearers were Lee Virgel, Wallace Hancock, Max LeMaster, Johnny Ross, Charlie Finley and Percy Truitt.

Mr. Wyatt was born Aug. 11, 1920 in Kerens to Rodger Carl and Alma Lee Wyatt.

Survivors include his son, Carl Wyatt Jr. of Port Acres; daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene and Billy Virgel of Sweeny and Shirley and Billy Jack Ward of Old Ocean; special friends, Dee Byrd and Bobbie Virgel; and his little dog, Bubba.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2400 Augusta Dr., Suite 420, Houston, Texas 77057.

Arrangements by Baker Funeral Home of West Columbia.

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Tildy Ann (Grace) Miller

Tildy Ann Miller, 82, of Navarro Mills passed away Monday, April 29, 2002 at Methodist Central Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Navarro Mills Baptist Church with Brother Bob Reid officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Clifton Miller, Bryan Reamy, David Farmer, Chris Jennings, Wes Jennings, Mark Reamy, Nick Reamy and Keith Miller.

Mrs. Miller was born Dec. 5, 1919 in Eureka to Joe Grace and Lee Ellar Chapman Grace. She married James Clifton Miller Aug. 18, 1934 in Wortham. She was a homemaker, and a member of Navarro Mills Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband; sons, Herbert Miller and David Miller; grandson, Steve Smith; granddaughter, Sunday Ann Miller; great-grandson, Jason Barber; and son-in-law, Bobby L. Smith.

Survivors include her son, Joe Miller of Corbet; daughters and son-in-law, Pat Smith of Navarro Mills, and Ann and Cloratho Reamy of Purdon; sister, Effie Tisdale of Houston; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


William N. 'Bill' Prince Jr.
June 10, 1947 - Apr 29, 2002

William N. "Bill" Prince Jr., 54, of Mexia passed away Monday, April 29, 2002 at his residence after a year-long battle with cancer.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Pastor Everett Hewitt and Pastor Kenny Blackwell officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mr. Prince was born June 10, 1947 in Orange. He served in the U.S. Marines.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William N. and Louise Prince Sr.; and brother, Bobby Prince.

Survivors include his wife, LaRue Prince of Mexia; sons and daughter-in-law, Rick and Robin Messer of El Dorado, Ark. and Dirk Messer of Mexia; daughters and son-in-law, Nada Barlow of Corsicana, Delana Messer of Atlanta, Texas, and Johnna and Danny Donohoe of Calion, Ark.; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Rufus Budai
June 25, 1919 - Apr 28, 2002

Rufus Budai, 72, of Mabank passed away Sunday, April 28, 2002 in Athens.

Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today at Roselawn Chapel, 1000 S. U.S. Highway 175, Seagoville. Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Roselawn Chapel. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Mr. Budai was born June 25, 1929 in Corsicana.

Survivors include his wife, Nina Jean Budai; children, Donald Lee Budai and Debra Jean Meisell; brother, Frank John Budai; sisters, Ima Scott, Sister Julie Budai, Irene Ammon and Mary Jean Hill; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other loving family and friends.

Arrangements by Roselawn Funeral Home of Seagoville

Corsicana Daily Sun

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BUDAI
RUFUS of Mabank was born June 25, 1929 in Corsicana TX and passed away April 28th 2002 in Athens.  Survived by wife, Nina Jean Budi; children Donald Lee Budai and Debra Jean Meisell; brother Frank John Budai; sisters Ima Scott, Sister Julie Budai, Irene Ammon and Mary Jean Hill; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild and other loving family and friends.  Rosary 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at Roselawn Chapel and Mass 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at Roselawn Chapel with interment following at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Dallas Morning News - April 30, 2002


John Robert 'Sparky' Adams
Feb 2, 1927 - Apr 27, 2002

John R. "Sparky" Adams, 75, of Beaumont passed away Saturday, April 27, 2002 in Beaumont.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday at South Park Baptist Church in Beaumont.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. today at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse.

Mr. Adams was born Feb. 2, 1927 in Colorado City, Texas, and was raised at the IOOF Home in Corsicana. After graduating from Corsicana High School in 1944, he attended Navarro Junior College and graduated from Sam Houston State University in 1950. He married Marie Ray, formerly of Emhouse, on Dec. 21, 1946. He was a coach and athletic director for 36 years.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Ray Adams of Beaumont; son, Richard R. Adams of Marble Falls; daughter, Marsha Kay Adams of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister, Jean Magness of Corsicana; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Memorials may be made to South Park Baptist Church, 795 Woodrow, Beaumont, Texas 77705.

Arrangements by Brousard's Mortuary of Beaumont.

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Daniel Rafael Sanchez

Daniel Rafael Sanchez, 69, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2002 at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

Rosary will be 7 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel.

Mass will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Williams and Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. Interment will follow at the Calvary Cemetery.

Sons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Juventino Sanchez II, Leonardo Sanchez, Edwardo Solis, Argenis Hernandez and Irvin Sanchez.

Mr. Sanchez was born Oct. 24, 1932 in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Survivors include his wife, Delores Sanchez of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Jorge and Margarita Sanchez of Cuautla, Morelos, Mexico, Alfredo Sanchez of Dallas, Daniel and Esther Sanchez of Corsicana, Francisco and Guadalupe Sanchez of California, Juventino and Donnesa Sanchez of Barry, and Enrique Sanchez of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Pernecto Perez, Adela and Luis Hernandez and Maria and Alfredo Lopez, all of Corsicana; sister, Leonor Quipino of Cuautla, Morelos, Mexico; and 17 grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Elizabeth Jo (Taylor) Briley

Elizabeth Jo Taylor Briley, 79, of Corsicana and formerly of Greenville, passed away Monday, May 6, 2002 at Heritage Oaks West.

Services will be 5 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will be held at Moore Cemetery in Arlington.

She was born April 10, 1923.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Elizabeth Jo (Taylor) Briley

Elizabeth Jo Taylor Briley, 79, of Corsicana passed away Monday, May 6, 2002 at Heritage Oaks West.

Services will be 5 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Dave Alexander, chaplain for Hospice of Cedar Lake, officiating. Interment will be held at White Chapel, Moore Cemetery, Arlington.

Mrs. Briley was born April 10, 1923 in Moody to Riley Lee Taylor and Pearl Velma Welch. After graduating from North Side High in Fort Worth, she attended business school and worked as a bookkeeper and accountant. She married Jimmy Briley of Joshua April 11, 1942. The lived in the Fort Worth area until 1960. When he was hired for E-Systems, they moved to Greenville. She worked for Narramore Youngblood's Memoryland and later retired from Payne Furniture in Caddo Mills.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Briley; infant sister, Avanell Taylor; sisters, Patricia Ann Taylor, Ashley Price Minden, and NaRae Taylor Anderson Blackburn McGee; and special friend, Al Stotts.

Survivors include her only child, Linda Jo Briley Younts and husband Donal of Dawson; granddaughters, Diana Ruth Younts Owens and husband Joel of Wylie, and Sharon Kaye Younts Griffin and Sarah Jo Younts, both of Corsicana; great-grandchildren, Joshua Robert Owens and Matthew James Owens, both of Wylie, and Kaitlin Nicole Griffin of Corsicana; niece, Raeanne Ashley Handy and husband Eddy of Ore City; nephews, Taylor Clayton Ashley and wife Pandora of Temple, David Lee Price and family, and Larry Gene Woods of Fort Worth; and her family at Heritage Oaks West and BMA for the last 14 years.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Walter Travis Pearson Sr.

Walter Travis Pearson Sr., 92, of Dallas, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2002.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home in Dallas.

Services will be noon Wednesday at Sparkman/Hillcrest Northwest Hwy. Chapel with Dr. Dudley Dancer officiating.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Mr. Pearson lived the last 60-plus years of his life in Dallas with family, close friends and co-workers from the Federal Reserve Bank. He and his wife were charter members of University Park United Methodist Church and 50-year members of Lovers Lane UMC. For the past 50 years, Mr. Pearson was a paraplegic confined to a wheelchair as a result of surgery to remove spinal tumors. After recovery from that operation, he went back to work for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, continuing there for 17 years until he retired, having never missing a day of work due to illness.

In the days before the Americans with Disabilities Act, he designed and built many devices that permitted him to utilize "normal" equipment and function in the regular world.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Georgia Ruth Pearson; his parents and four sisters.

He is survived by brothers, Edwin and Wayne; sons, Walter Jr. and Heather and Jim and Serena; brother-in-law, H. Maurice Pollock of Corsicana; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Canine Support Teams Inc., P.O. Box 891767, Temecula, Calif. 92589-1767.

Arrangements by Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home in Dallas.

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Dallas Morning News 

PEARSON, SR.
WALTER TRAVIS passed away Saturday May 4th 2002 after a successful life of 92 years.  He was born September 2, 1909 in Houston, Mississippi.  Mr. Pearson spent his formative years in Pursley and Corsicana Texas.  Mr. Pearson was preceded in death by Georgia Ruth, his wife of 61 years as well as his mother and father and four wonderful sisters.  He is survived by two younger brothers, Edwin and Wayne.  He is also survived by two sons and their wives, Walter, Jr. and Heather, and Jim and Serena, five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.  Mr. Pearson's wife's brother, H. Maurice Pollock, resides in Corsicana, TX.  The last 60 plus years of his life were spent in Dallas, Texas with family, close friends, and co-workers from the Federal Reserve Bank.  He and his wife were charter members of University Park UMC and 50 year members of Lovers Lane UMC, both in Dallas.  For the past 50 years Mr. Pearson was a paraplegic confined to a wheelchair as a result of surgery to remove spinal tumors.  After recovery from that operation, he went back to work at Federal Reserve Bank of Dalla continuing there for 17 years until his retirement never missing a day of work due to illness.  In the days before ADA he designed and built many devices that permitted him to utilize "normal" equipment and function fully in the regular world.  As such, he was an inspiration to all those with whom he came in contact.  Visitation will be held 6:00 - 8:00 Tuesday at Sparkman/Hillcrest Northwest Hwy. Chapel, Dr. Dudley Dancer, officiating.  Graveside services 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Canine Support Teams, Inc., P.O. Box 89167, Temecula, CA.
www.caninesupportteams.org in memory of Walter Travis Pearson Sr.
SPARKMAN/HILLCREST Funeral Home.  Dallas.

Georgia (Carter) Cloud

Georgia (Carter) Cloud, 86, of Odessa, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2002 at Medical Center Hospital.

Visitation will be held until 8 p.m. today at Martinez Funeral Home, 1040 S. Dixie, Odessa.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Odessa with the Rev. E. J. Miller officiating. Interment will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Petersburg Cemetery in Kerens.

Mrs. Cloud was born April 14, 1916 in Hempstead to Jeff Carter and Nellie White Carter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fletcher Cloud.

She is survived by her son, the Rev. William E. Bradford of Dallas; daughters, Dorothy R. Hall of Odessa and Laura D. Hunter of Dallas; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home of Odessa.


Margie Ruth (Steen) Day

 
DAY
MARGIE RUTH STEEN DAY passed away May 17, 2002 in Austin TX.  She was a long time resident of Oak Cliff in Dallas.  At the time of her death she was a resident of Stonebridge Health Car Center in Austin.  Margie was born September 19, 1911 in Frost, TX.  She was the daughter of Willis Steen and Lillie Painter. She was preceded in death by her husband: James Porter "Pete" Day; parents Willis and Lillie Steen; brother Thomas Steen and sister Rose Ann Steen Robbins.  She is survived by her daughter Betty Alice Day Robbins and son in law Gene Robbins of Austin; brother Lindle Steen of Ferris; grandchildren Marian Gail Robbins Culpepper and spouse Joel of San Antonio; Brian Robbins of Estes Park, CO; great grandchildren Timothy Culpepper and spouse Elizabeth of Vicenza, Italy; Penny Culpepper Platt and spouse David of Manchester, England; Adam Culpepper and spouse Carol of Hopewell, VA; great-great granddaughters Mariah Culpepper of Hopewell, VA; and Serena Platt of Manchester, England; and nephews Bobby Robbins and spouse Martha of Dallas and David  Robbins and spouse Dianne of Fort Worth and numerous nieces and nephews.  Margie was educated in the public schools of Frost, TX, was a founding member of the Wynnewood Baptist Church in Dallas, where she was a Sunday School teacher and President of WMU.  She was a member of the Eastern Star.  She was a devout Christian, an avid sports fan and supporter of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers.  Visitation will be from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Sunday, May 19, 2002 at the funeral home.  Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. Monday, May 20, 2002 at the West/Hurtt Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow at Laureland Memorial Park in Dallas.  Pallbearers will be Joel Culpepper, Brian Robins, Ed Dees, Bob Robbins David Robbins, and Dwayne Mullen.  The family wishes to express special thanks to the staff of Stonebridge, Vista Oaks Assisted Living Center in Lakeway, Janice Mullen Dees of Dallas, Bill Bergstrom of Austin, Visiting Nurses Association of Dallas, and Lakeway Church.
WEST / HURTT Funeral Home, DeSoto

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  • Dallas Morning News - May 19, 2002

Vernell Black
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VERNELL, age 71 of Kerens, TX. Funeral services Monday, May 20, 2002, 11 a.m.  Peggy Jo Mayse Chapel.  Wake service Sunday, May 19, 2002, 7-8 p.m. in Peggy Jo Mayse Chapel.  Ms. Ramona D. Sheffield, F.D.I.C.
Allen Gene Madison's Evergreen Memorial.


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