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Naoma Irene (Caldwell) Rhodes-Griffin
Aug 31, 1906 - Aug 9, 1999

Naoma C. Griffin, 92, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Aug. 9, 1999, at Twilight Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 31, 1906 in Mabank.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Naoma C. Griffin

Naoma C. Griffin, 92, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Aug. 9, 1999, at Twilight Nursing Home.

Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin Roughton Chapel, with David McGee officiating. Interment will follow at Bazette Baptist Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dale Meador, Larry Meador, Josh Meador, Eric Risinger, Joey Gilmore and Leroy Hart Jr.

Mrs. Griffin was born Aug. 31, 1906 in Mabank.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Rhodes; and daughters, Marguerite, Barbara Lann, Betty Ann, Edith Faye and Carol.

Mrs. Griffin is survived by her daughters, Jean Gilmore of Farmers Branch and Mary Meador of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Lucille Caldwell of Malakoff.

Arrangements by Griffin Roughton Funeral Home

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Gilbert Thomas 'Boy' Smith
Mar 8, 1951 - Aug 7, 1999

Gilbert Thomas "Boy" Smith, 48, of Dallas passed away Saturday, Aug. 7, 1999, in Dallas.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, with the Rev. James Williams officiating.

Mr. Smith was born March 8, 1951 in Corsicana. He is survived by his wife, Suzy Smith of Dallas; brothers, Drue Reynolds Smith of Haughton, La. and Steve Smith of Trenton; sisters, Birdie Fine of Leonard, Ruby Snowden of Athens, Linda Lehmberg of Corsicana and Aline Minchey of Bocheta, Okla.; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Burton Smith; brother, Cassie Smith; and father, Drue Riley Smith.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


James Charles Polk
Nov 4, 1958 - Aug 6, 1999

James Charles Polk, 40, of Kerens passed away Friday, Aug. 6, 1999, in Kerens.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Samaria Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Colbert officiating. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery in Kerens.

Pallbearers will be Jesse Lee, John Colbert, John K. Beck, Ottis Hall, Henry Lindsey, Jerry Sayles and Darryl Colbert.

Mr. Polk was born Nov. 4, 1958 in Navarro County. He was a member of Samaria Baptist Church, attended public school in the Kerens school district and worked for John K. Beck as a ranch helper.

He is survived by three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Lena M. and Jerry Bell of Keren, Katherine Polk and Bobby Turner of Trinidad and Annie T. Bluitt of Kerens; one brother, Sebron Polk Jr. of Dallas; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother and a sister.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


Verdell Narcissus (Cox) Thomas
Mar 5, 1922 - Aug 4, 1999

Verdell Narcissus Cox Thomas, 77, of Corsicana passed away August 4, 1999, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake services will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bethel AME Church with pastor Billy Freeman officiating and pastor Charles Simpson serving as eulogist. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Mrs. Thomas was born March 5, 1922, in Corsicana.

She is survived by daughters, Linder Simpson and Marie Cloud; sons, Renard Thomas and Richard Thomas II; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Thomas; and parents, William Cox and Lady Inez Cox.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Maxine (Priddy) Boyd
Jul 20, 1918 - Aug 28, 1999

Maxine Priddy Boyd, 81, of Austin passed away Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999, in Austin.

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

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Dawne Baird and the Rev. Lana Bradley of Granbury officiating.

Mrs. Boyd was born July 20, 1918 in Pilot Point to Edgar William and Julia Taylor Priddy. She grew up in Tioga where she graduated from Tioga High School. She received her bachelor's degree from University of North Texas and taught school in Merkel and Corsicana. On Dec. 8, 1940 she married George Mitchell Boyd of Corsicana and they had three children. She was active in PTA work, Kinsloe House and several bridge clubs while living in Corsicana until 1989. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Corsicana.

She is survived by her children, Bette Boyd Allen of Austin, George Mitchell Boyd Jr. of Austin and the Rev. William Priddy Boyd of Granbury; son-in-law, Joe Allen; daughter-in-law, Cookie Boyd; nine grandchildren, Wes Boyd, John Allen, Karen Boyd Pou, Julia Allen Albright, Jonathan Holt, Noelle Boyd, Ben Holt, Natalie Boyd and Beth Boyd; great-grandson, George William Boyd; and a special cousin, H.T. Priddy of Fort Worth.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Jeremy L. Tipping
Jul 10, 1979 - Aug 28, 1999

Jeremy L. Tipping, 20, of Rio Vista died Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999 as a result of an automobile accident.

Family visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Chapel.

Jeremy was born July 10, 1979 in Cleburne to Steve and Thressa Tipping. He graduated from Rio Vista High School in 1997, attended Hill Junior College, and was presently employed at Sports Shop at Cleburne Mall.

Jeremy was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Clayton McSpadden in 1974; and his grandfather, Delma Tipping in 1988.

Survivors include his parents; sister and brother-in-law, Randa and Shawn Johnson of Crowley; brother, Will Tipping of Rio Vista; niece, Reanna Johnson of Crowley; aunts and uncles, Sharon and Bobby Fowler of Sand Flat and Melanie and Eddie Lewis Richardson; uncle and aunt, David and Janice Tipping of Texas City; grandmother, Martha N. Tipping of Abbott; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Adams of Sand Flat; great-grandmother, Reba McSpadden of Corsicana; and great-uncle, Doug Magee of Blooming Grove.

A Jeremy Tipping Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established at the Rio Vista Bank, P.O. Box 100, Rio Vista, Texas 76093.

Arrangements by Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne.


Delorise (Marr) Farmer
Oct 7, 1930 - Jul 16, 1999

Delorise M. Farmer, 68, of Corsicana passed away Friday, July 16, 1999, at her residence.

Services will be 4 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Bill Honea and Dave Alexander officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Herbert Wilcox, Willard Cox, Eric Myers, Jerry Horner, Benny Lambert, Curtis Penny and Gerald Nichols. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim McMillen and Dr. Dave Campbell.

Mrs. Farmer was born Oct. 7, 1930 in Corsicana.

Mrs. Farmer was preceded in death by her father, Elmer Marr; and stepfather, Herman L. Goodman.

Mrs. Farmer is survived by her husband, J. E. Farmer of Corsicana; mother, Stella Goodman of Corsicana; son, Dale Farmer of Angus; daughter, Karen Sue Farmer of Corsicana; grandchildren, Crystal Farmer of Pursley and Shelley Almond of Corsicana; stepmother, Allie Marr of Mesquite; sister, Helen Adams of Mesquite; brothers, Robert "Bobby" Marr of Garland and Bill Goodman of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cedar Lake, 625 N. Main St. Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Montee Jessie Colbert
d. Jul 14, 1999

Montee Jessie Colbert, 88, of Fort Worth and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 1999, in Dallas.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Church of the Living God, 3711 Biglow, Dallas, with Pastor Harold Edwards officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.

Mrs. Colbert is survived by her daughter, M. T. "Monte" Williams of Corsicana, Lula Mae Henry and Rebecca Booker, both of Dallas, and Monteal Garrett of Fort Worth; sons, Lorenza Webster Jr., Willie Colbert, Ezall Colbert, Jackie Colbert and Joe Colbert, all of Fort Worth; sister-in-law, Esther English of Corsicana; 34 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Sandra Clark Funeral Home of Dallas.


Ernest Jessie Folk Jr.
Oct 28, 1923 - Jul 16, 1999

Ernest Jessie Folk Jr., 75, of Belle Chase, Louis. passes away Friday, July 16, 1999 in Falls Community, Texas.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Capps Memorial Chapel in Fairfield with the Rev. O.D. Christian officiating. A Masonic burial will follow at Lake Chapel Cemetery in Fairfield.

He was born Oct. 28, 1923 in Fairfield. Mr. Folk was a pipe inspector in the oil field construction industry. He was a member of Vandalia (Missouri) Masonic Lodge No. 491 AF&AM and Fairfield VFW. Mr. Folk served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Mr. Folk is survived by his wife, Florene Folk of Belle Chase, Louis.; daughter, Tina Lori Folk of Belle Chase, Louis.; son, Robert Tate Folk of Willis, Texas; and two brothers, Larry Folk of Willis and Wayne Folk of Nacogdoches.

Pallbearers will be Joe Neil Folk, William "Baby" Evans, Jon Michael Folk, Clifford Caldwell, Doug Fraley, Larry Folk and James Ernest Folk.

Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Carroll, Aubrey Childs and Paul "Pill" Blakely.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel, Fairfield.


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Mamie Myers
Jan 9, 1911 - Jul 18, 1999

Mamie Myers, 88, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, July 18, 1999, in Corsicana.

Graveside services were 2 p.m. Sunday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, with Solon Bailey officiating.

Mrs. Myers was born Jan. 9, 1911 in Hatville, Ark.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emanuel Myers.

Mrs. Myers is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Juanita and J.M. Brewer of Corsicana, Geneva and Arthur Calley of Pasadena, Texas and Lorene Myers of Cleveland, Texas; sons and daughters-in-law, Bog and Barbara Myers of Rio Landa, Calif., Ernest Ray and Ruth Myers of Houston, and Davie Myers of Macon, Ga.; numerous grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Harry D. Fendley
Jun 22, 1932 - Jul 18, 1999

Harry D. Fendley, 67, of Dallas passed away Sunday, July 18, 1999, in Dallas.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dale Derstine, Scott Quinn and Michael Quinn.

Mr. Fendley was born June 22, 1932 in Dallas.

Mr. Fendley is survived by his wife, Arby Mackey of Dallas; stepdaughters, Martha Derstine of Euless and Vicki Quinn of Dallas; stepson, Wayne Mackey of Pensacola, Fla.; five grandsons and five great-granddaughters.

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

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Betty Wright
d. Jul 19, 1999

Betty Wright, 69, of Corsicana passed away Monday, July 19, 1999, in Corsicana. She was born Dec. 21, 1929 in Corsicana.

Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home


Sandra Leigh Edwards
Jan 15, 1966 - Jul 22, 1999

Sandra Leigh Edwards, 33, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, July 22, 1999, in Tyler.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel.

She was born Jan. 15, 1966.

She is survived by her father, Robert Edwards of Elizabethtown, Ky.; mother and stepfather, Beth and Gerald Gerard of Freeport, Fla.; sons, Daniel Lynn Cope and Donald Wayne Cope III, both of Malakoff; brother, Larry Edwards of Corsicana; sister and brother-in-law, Beth and Rick Fraser of Lufkin; grandparents, Harold and Mildred Edwards of Danville, Ill.; grandmother, Eula Tarkington of Corsicana; niece, Madison Strebeck of Lufkin; stepdaughters, Angela Sanchez and Gabrielle Sanchez, both of Corsicana; and fiance, Tereso Sanchez of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Willie S. Potter
Mar 7, 1915 - Jul 18, 1999

Willie S. Potter, 84, of Kerens died Sunday, July 18, 1999, at the Samaria community near Kerens.

Services will be 11 a.m. today at Samaria Baptist Church, with pastor D.R. Colbert officiating. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Mr. Potter was born March 7, 1915, in Shreveport, La.

Mr. Potter is survived by his wife, Elsie Potter of Kerens; daughter, Elnora Owens of Bossier City, La.; six grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; brother, John Potter of Ennis; and stepdaughter, Evelyn Walls of Carrollton.

Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.


Matthew Wayne Norris
May 21, 1966 - July 23, 1999

Matthew Wayne Norris, 33, of Emmett passed away Friday, July 23, 1999, at Navarro Mills Lake.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Mr. Norris is survived by a son, Matthew Norris Jr.; daughter, Megan Norris of Frost; parents, Roy and Diann Norris of Emmett; grandfather, Harold Adamson of Emmett; brother, Charlie Norris of Hillsboro; and sister, Julie Coker of Emmett.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Man dies at Navarro Mills Lake; Police say he was trying to save his son

By BETH GANSMANN/DAILY SUN STAFF

NAVARRO MILLS - A day of picnicking and swimming turned tragic when a 33-year-old Emmett man drowned at the swimming area of Oak Cove Park on Navarro Mills Lake.

According to Patrol Sargent Wesley Blue, Matthew Wayne Norris saw his son struggling in 6 to 10 feet of water. Norris swam out and put his son on his back and began swimming toward shore until Norris' daughter came and retrieved the boy. Witnesses lost sight of the older Norris and called 9-1-1. The Navarro County Sheriff's Office received the call around 3 p.m.

Sheriff's deputies and Corsicana Emergency Corps arrived on the scene and immediately began dragging the swimming area. The body was recovered at approximately 4:30 p.m. by emergency corps members Glenn Albritton and Pat Hopkins.

Norris was pronounced dead at 5:08 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Donna Murray. She requested an autopsy to determine a definite cause of death. Preliminary results are expected early next week.

According to Emergency Corps Chief James Sykes, there hasn't been a drowning at Navarro Mills Lake since 1990, but today's incident brings the total drownings at the lake up to 24 since the lake opened in 1964.

Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home will handle services. Arrangements are currently pending
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Notes:

  • Matthew Wayne Norris Jr. died Apr 19, 2006 - Obituary
  • Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Mariana Dawn (Lee) Norris s/o Roy D. Norris and Diann Lyn (Adamson) Norris
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Frances L. (Middleton) Brown
Jan 23, 1932 - Jul 21, 1999

Frances L. "Maw Maw" Brown, 67, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 11 a.m. today at Emmanuel Baptist Church, with David McGee and Harold Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Turpin, Archie Turpin, Archie Ryder, Tom Chiles, Ray Adams, Joe Bivins and Dillon Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be James Lewis, Jack Black, Jim Blakeney and David Woods.

Mrs. Brown was born Jan. 23, 1932 in Corsicana.

Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Brown; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Middleton Sr.; brothers, William Robert Middleton Jr. and Hubert Middleton; and mother-in-law, Lois Brown.

Mrs. Brown is survived by her son, Jerry Wayne Brown and wife Denise of Corsicana; daughters, Sandra Brown Woods and husband David, and Belinda Brown Mitchell and husband Curtis, all of Corsicana; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Donna Rhudenia Black and husband Jack of Kerrville.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Wilbert Miller 'Bert' Pence
Jan 6, 1929 - Jul 21, 1999

Wilbert Miller "Bert" Pence passed away Wednesday, July 21, 1999 after a brief illness.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Private burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park, with Bill Honea officiating.

Mr. Pence was born Jan. 6, 1929 in Bonham. After serving in the Navy during the Korean War, he moved to Dallas where he was employed by the 3M Company for 33 years. His gift to all was his eternal optimism and happiness.

Mr. Pence is survived by his wife of 35 years, Patsy Dosser Pence of Dallas; daughter, Patty Markie of Mesquite; grandchildren, Marshall and Jennifer Markie; brother, Col. E.W. Pence Sr. (RCT) of Virginia; sisters, Virginia Hackney of Denison and Ellon Williams of Houston; and many other family members and close friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Vera (Clark) Milligan
d. Jul 24, 1999

Mrs. Joe A. "Vera Clark" Milligan

Mrs. Joe A. "Vera Clark" Milligan of Corsicana and Graham passed away Saturday, July 24, 1999, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

The family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens, and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Morrison Funeral Home in Graham.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31, in the chapel of First United Methodist Church of Graham. Interment will follow at Pioneer Cemetery in Graham.

Mrs. Milligan was born in Denton County and attended school in Pilot Point before graduating and attending North Texas State Teachers College in Denton.

She married Joe A. Milligan of Celina and moved to Graham in 1934. In Graham, Joe served as business manager of Graham Independent School District for over 20 years prior to his retirement and subsequent death in 1983. Vera joined Joe as an active worker in his Graham Lions Club activities, and traveled to many International Lions Club meetings.

Vera worked for Community Public Service in Graham for 26 years prior to her retirement. As an active resident of Graham, she was a member of both the Modern Martha's Sunday School Class and the 50 Plus Club of First United Methodist Church. She was a charter member of the Woman's Club of the Civic Center and was active in Lions Club activities and was a member of the Graham Country Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe A. Milligan of Graham; and her sisters, Ruby Frances Dudley of Dallas and Ailene Hanks of Powell.

Mrs. Milligan is survived by her nieces, Janet Dudley Hardin of Lewisville and Sandra Dudley Kerley of Dallas, and her nephew, Dock Hanks of Powell, as well as numerous nieces and nephews of her husband and grand nieces and grand nephews.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Graham or the Graham Lions Club.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens and Morrison Funeral Home of Graham.


Donald L. Buchanan
Aug 5, 1937 - Jul 25, 1999

Donald L. Buchanan, 61, of Angus passed away Sunday, July 25, 1999, in Corsicana after an extended illness.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Rev. Bill Thompson officiating.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Owen, Jeff Owen, L. B. Pennington, Louis Garcia, Joe Wayne Buchanan and Vernon Harris.

Mr. Buchanan was born in Corsicana on August 5, 1937. He was a supervisor at Corsicana Grader and Machine Co.

Mr. Buchanan is survived by his wife, Bette Buchanan of Angus, son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Michelle Buchanan of Spring; son and daughter-in-law Alvin and Lillian Buchanan of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law Tracy and Tim Rozelle of Commerce; daughter and son-in-law Heather and Ryan Malloy of Ft. Bragg, N.C.; grandchildren Joshua, Rachael, Holly, Alexis and Ryan; brother Wayne Buchanan of Rice; brother George Buchanan of Corsicana; sister Elaine Buchanan of Angus; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


James T. Phelps
July 3, 1924 - July 25, 1999

James T. Phelps, 75, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, July 25, 1999, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James T. Davis and Mr. Solon Bailey officiating. Internment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Calvin Bland, David Dycus, Tony Lively, Ronald Lynch, Roy Ragsdale and Vernon Spicer. Honorary pallbearers will be Carma Rhodes and Lynn Scruggs.

Mr. Phelps was born in Cryer Creek, Texas on July 3, 1924. He worked for the city of Corsicana for over 29 years. He was the sexton for the Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Phelps is survived by his wife, Hazel Phelps of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law Larry and Pat DeMoss of Emhouse; son and daughter-in-law Billy Don and Martha DeMoss of Roane; son and daughter-in-law Grady and Zoe DeMoss of Alta Loma, Calif.; sister and brother-in-law Maudine and Orville Shelton of Garland; sister Mary York of Corsicana; grandson David DeMoss of Roane; grandson Joel DeMoss of Austin; granddaughter Alanna Shull of Morrieta, Calif.; granddaughter Cathy Watson of Dawson; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Emerson Douglas "Daddy-O" Ward
Jul 18, 1925 - Jul 23, 1999

Emerson Douglas "Daddy-O" Ward, 74, of Corsicana passed away Friday, July 23, 1999 at Mel Haven Convalescent Center in Corsicana.

Wake services will be held Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Mount B Zion Baptist Church in Goodlow with Rev. Earnest Betts officiating. Internment will follow at Chatfield Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Emerson Ward, James Tolliver, Michael Betts, Jeff Baker, Dick Wilson and Alvin Kiser. The grandsons will act as honorary pallbearers.

Mr. Ward was born July 18, 1925 in Corsicana.

Mr. Ward was preceded in death by his father, Emerson Ward; mother Julia Mitchell; sisters Beatrice Clark and Ginnett Horris; brother, C.B. Johnson; and son James Douglas Ward.

Mr. Ward is survived by son Danny Ward of Ft. Worth; son Emerson Ward of Kerens; son Carl Ward of Kerens; daughter Patricia Ford of Ft. Worth; daughter Judy Ward of Gatesville; daughter Brenda Chatman of Dallas, daughter Ginger Allen of Dallas; daughter Lizzie Lawrence of Kerens; daughter Vanessa Willson of Kerens; step-children Ruth Baker of Dallas, Edna Bryant of Kerens, Leonard Lincoln of Kerens and James Lincoln of Kerens; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sister Katie Mangrum of Kerens, sister Irnis Simmons of Los Angeles, Calif.; sister Litha Sansom of Corsicana; sister Charlesetta Conner of Corsicana and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Viola Ruth Awalt

Viola Ruth Awalt, 69, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, July 24, 1999 at her residence.

Visitation is being held today at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at First Pentecostal Church of God in Corsicana, with Dr. Gary Johnson and the Rev. Harvey Hallmark officiating. Interment will follow at Cade Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Lester Awalt, Chester Williams, Jon Phillips, Marvin Young, Bill Bridger and Greg Bridger.

Mrs. Awalt was born in Mankato, Kan. on May 17, 1930. She was a homemaker and member of First Pentecostal Church of God in Corsicana.

Mrs. Awalt was precede in death by her sons, Thomas Ray and James Kelly Awalt, and her parents, Fred Madison and Amy McEntire of Colorado.

Mrs. Awalt is survived by her husband of 45 years, Ray Awalt of Corsicana; two sons and daughters-in-law, Lester and Tammy Awalt of Dallas, and Ray Jr. and Sheila Awalt of Wortham; two daughters and sons-in-law, Amy Virginia and Larry Jacobs of Mexia, and Sherry and Allen Sandlin of Wortham; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Freda Lee and Bobby Teer of Corsicana, and Annie Mae and A.J. Bottenberg of Greeley, Colo.; a step-sister and her husband, Lois and Tommy Thompson of Omaha, Neb.; two aunts, Ollie Sanders of Kansas and Viola Bird of Colorado; and 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

All Corsicana arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Mary Jean (Jackson) Roberts

Mary Jean Jackson Roberts, 55, formerly of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday in Dallas.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Sweet Fellowship Church of God in Christ, 2106 Shellhorse Drive, Dallas, with Elder Luberta Brackens serving as pastor and officiant. Interment will follow at Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas.

Mrs. Roberts was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard Jackson and Eunice White Jackson, three sisters and one brother.

Mrs. Roberts leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband, one son, three daughters, five grandchildren, four brothers, two sisters, two aunts and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Arrangements by Laurel Land Associates in Dallas

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - July 26, 1999

Elbert Melton Moore 

Elbert Melton Moore, 87, of Emmett passed away Monday, July 26, 1999 at his home.

Services were held this morning at 10 a.m. at the Prairie Grove Baptist Church in Emmett with Matt Stroder and Franklin Gage officiating.

Pallbearers were Seth Fuller, Joel Stroder, John Mark Stroder, Zeke Stroder, Jason Revill and Douglas Fuller.

Mr. Moore was born December 21, 1911 in Emmett.

Mr. Moore is survived by his wife, Reva Littlejohn Moore of Emmett; sister Elberta Nichols of Hillsboro; sister Myra Lee McMinn of Frost and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton.

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D. W. "Doc" Clark

D.W. "Doc" Clark, 82, of Fairfield passed away Monday, July 26, 1999 at East Texas Medical Center in Fairfield.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Birdston Cemetery.

Mr. Clark was born on Aug. 2, 1916 in Winkler.

Mr. Clark is survived by his wife, Sadie Clark of Fairfield; two daughters, Debbie Nesbitt and Glenda Bishop, both of Fairfield; a son-in-law, Nicky Nesbitt of Fairfield; two sisters, Marye [Mary Elnor Clark] Robinson of Dallas and Bessie Beasley of Corsicana; three grandchildren, Natalie Nesbitt, Amy Bishop and Julie Bishop; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Married to Sadie Payne

Effie Idella (Anglin) Gregory
Oct 1, 1905 - Jul 26, 1999

Effie A. Gregory, 93, passed away Monday, July 26, 1999 in Montgomery.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Richland Cemetery.

Mrs. Gregory was born on Oct. 1, 1905.

Mrs. Gregory was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Gregory, and son, Johnnie Gregory.

Mrs. Gregory is survived by a daugther and son-in-law, Carole and Lin Acker; a "special grandson," Johnnie Gregory Jr., and his wife, Kathy; two granddaughters and their husbands, Tammie and Todd McClain, and Michele and Rick Yarto; two other grandsons and their wives, Mitchell and Dannette Davies, and Richard and Lori Davies; one daughter-in-law, Gerry Gregory; eight great-grandchildren, Candace, Josh, Sarah and Tanner Gregory, Chad and Tara McClain, Lindsay Davies and Samantha Yarto; and two brothers and two sisters.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Leslie Carlile "Jake" Cook

Leslie Carlile "Jake" Cook, 96, of Denton passed away Tuesday, July 27, 1999, at Denton Community Hospital.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Coker Funeral Home in Sanger. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery, with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating.

Mr. Cook was born on Dec. 20, 1902 [1901] in Corsicana. He worked as an oil field laborer, and was a Mason and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Mr. Cook is survived by his wife, Jessie Cook of Denton; a daughter, Carolyn J. Frazier of Sanger; and four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Coker Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Social Security Death Index: LESLIE C COOK 20 Dec 1901 27 Jul 1999 (V) 76201 (Denton, Denton, TX) (none specified) 453-10-1413 Texas

Thelma (Freeman) McMillan

Thelma McMillan, 68, of Emory passed away Sunday, July 25, 1999, in Corsicana.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Emory United Methodist Church, with the Rev. David Diller and David Rodes officiating.

Mrs. McMillan was born on July 25, 1931 in Fairfield. She was a homemaker and nurse, and a member of Emory United Methodist Church, Emory United Methodist Women and Sonshine Circle.

Mrs. McMillan was preceded in death by a son, Youral A. Means Jr.

Mrs. McMillan is survived by her husband, S. J. McMillan of Emory; an aunt, Bobbie Perry of Corsicana; six brothers, James Arthur Freeman, Willie Clyde Freeman, Clyde Earl Freeman and Richard Ray Freeman of Dallas, Willie George Freeman of Terrell and Robert Earl Freeman of Huntsville; a sister, Mary Helen Lewis of Wortham; a grandson, Youraldon Means of Dallas; and a granddaughter, Destiny Means of Dallas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Emory United Methodist Church, American Cancer Society or the the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.


Wayne Wells

Wayne Wells, 81, of Lake Navarro Mills passed away Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at his home.

Services are pending with Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

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Wayne Wells

Wayne Wells, 81, of Lake Navarro Mills passed away Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at his residence.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard. Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Wade Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery near Dawson.

Mr. Wells was born on Dec. 4, 1917, in Joplin, Mo. He has been a resident of Dawson and the Lake Navarro Mills area for the past 12 years. Prior to that he lived in Drexel, Mo., where he worked for A&H Equipment as an auto mechanic.

Mr. Wells was a charter member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4347 in Drexel and also a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He served as a U.S. Army tech sergeant during World War II.

Mr. Wells is survived by his wife, Gloria Wells of Dawson; three sons, Donald Wells of Buffalo, Kenneth Wells of Camdenton, Mo. and David Wells of Arlington; a daughter, Shirley Green of Benbrook; three brothers, Ralph Wells of Kansas City, Kan., Harold Wells of Dodge City, Kan. and Gerald Wells of Granbury; four sisters, Nina Theisen of Girard, Kan., Frances Good of Nevada, Mo., Pat Conway of Raytown, Mo. and Saletta Oswalt of Kansas; and nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Drexel, Mo. VFW Post #4347.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home.


Brenda (Cotten) Cumbie
Oct 5, 1951 - Jul 26, 1999

Brenda Cotten Cumbie, 47, of Palacios passed away Monday, July 26, 1999 in Palacios.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 29, 1999 at 10 a.m. at Pattison Cemetery.

Mrs. Cumbie was born October 5, 1951 in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband Donald (Buddy) Cumbie.

Mrs. Cumbie is survived by her sons, Jeremy Cumbie and Joshua Cumbie, both of Palacios; a brother, Randy Cotten of Dallas; a brother, Timothy Cotten of Ariz.; and a sister, Paula Coppock of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Caldonia (Yeldell) Dickson

Caldonia Yeldell Dickson, 80, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Wake services will be 7 to 8 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Griffin Chapel Church of God in Christ, with Supt. Elijah L. Baptist officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Mrs. Dickson was born Sept. 15, 1919 in Freestone County. She was a member of Griffin Chapel COGIC, where she served as an assistant teacher of the adult Sunday School class. She also served as church secretary of House of Refuge COGIC in Dawson under the pastorage of the late Elder Willie Taylor, Supt. L.C. Coleman and Elder Cleveland. She served as secretary of the Hillsboro District.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sarah Nell; husband, George; parents, Walter and Roberta Yeldell; three sisters and one brother.

Mrs. Dickson is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Sam and Sandra Dickson of Dallas, George Dickson of Austin, Walter K. Dickson of Palestine, Arnold Dickson, Floyd Dickson and Troy and Grace Dickson, all of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Lucinda and Milton Davis of Irving, Georgia and Robert Lemon and Sandra Jean Craig, all of Dallas, Christine Hill of Groesbeck, Vickie and Henry Felix of Killeen and Beldonia Shaw of Dawson; 33 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruby Tillman of Corsicana and Phobia Shaw of Berkeley, Calif.; brothers, W.C. Cloud and Billy Ray Yeldell, both of Dallas; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Suella (Faulk) Hanibul

Suella Faulk Hanibul, 79, of Kerens passed away Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Samaria Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ernest Betts Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery.

Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Hanibul was born March 20, 1920 in Kerens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Hanibul.

Mrs. Hanibul is survived by her children, Annie Hall, Vera Gooden and Barbara Hughes, both of Fort Worth, and Ruby Vanibuls of Samaria; sisters, Alice Brooks, Zorine Martin and Rosie Faulk, all of Kerens; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Bettie Slaughter

Mrs. O. L. 'Bettie' Slaughter

Mrs. O.L. "Bettie" Slaughter, 96, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, at her residence.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Ferman Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Melba Bower, Perman Page, Ron Miller, Maco Stewart, Bill McHenry, Gerry Harris, Willie Winters, Ben Acock, Joe Glass and Paul Loosier.

Mrs. Slaughter was born Aug. 29, 1903 in Navarro County.

Mrs. Slaughter is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, OL. and Tresa Slaughter and Paul and Jeanie Slaughter, all of Barry; daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Dick James of Corsicana; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Mercy, 216 N. Sherman St., Mexia, Texas 76667.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Glen J. Hargrove

Glen Hargrove, 68, of Frost passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, in Corsicana. He was born June 2, 1931.

Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

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Glen J. Hargrove

Glen J. Hargrove, 68, of Brushie Prairie passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Frost Baptist Church, with the Rev. Joe Dowdey and the Rev. Leroy Wilde officiating. Interment will follow at the Hargrove family cemetery in Brushie Prairie.

Pallbearers will be Tony Hargrove, James Montgomery, Leon Montgomery, Rusty Perry, Clay Reynolds and Eddie Trompler. Honorary pallbearers will be Erselle Crawford, Leon Crawford, Alan Hargrove and Joe Parum.

Mr. Hargrove was born June 2, 1931 in Dawson. He was a member of Frost Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Hargrove and Maudie (Yates) Hargrove; and sister, Tressie Lee Montgomery.

Mr. Hargrove is survived by his wife, Mildred Hargrove of Brushie Prairie; daughters, Sandy Brown and Stephanie Reynolds, both of Brushie Prairie; son, Rip Hargrove of Frost; brothers, Billy Hargrove of Frost and Bud Hargrove of Zella, Wash.; sister, Edna Montgomery of Brushie Prairie; grandchildren, Chasity, Rachel, Casey, Leslie, Matthew, Ashley, Colby Glen, Emily and Natalie; and great-grandchildren, Brooke, Tristan and Samuel.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Joshua Pinkney Rascoe, Jr.

Joshua "J. P." Rascoe Jr., 84, passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Oakwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Bill Thompson and the Rev. George Merriman officiating.

Mr. Rascoe was born July 6, 1915 in Corsicana. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from Mobil Pipeline after 38 years of service.

Mr. Rascoe is survived by his wife, Dorothy Rascoe of Corsicana; daughters, Mary Elizabeth Casey of Corsicana and Cynthia Ruth Hilling of Garland; son, Jack Eugene Roberts of Mesquite; niece, Elizabeth Onstott of Corsicana; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a host of friends.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 1200 N. 13th St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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William L. (Bill) Smith

William L. (Bill) Smith, 70, of Navarro Mills passed away Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, at his home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana with Bob Reed officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Smith was born July 20, 1929, in Ellis County. He was a member of Navarro Mills Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife Patsy Smith of Navarro Mills; son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Doyletta Smith of Arlington; daughter and sons-in-law, Lisa and David Dickinson of Navarro Mills and Debbie and Roman Campiz of Corsicana; grandchildren, Amy and Tom Page, Stuart and Kandice Smith; great-grandchildren, Lisa and Shelee Murray; sister, Peggy Stewart of Garrett; nephew, Glen Stewart.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

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H. E. (Dago) Andrews

H.E. (Dago) Andrews, 88, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger and Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Andrews was born Dec. 11, 1910, in Chickashew, Miss. He was a mechanic and a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Dora Andrews of Palestine, Jimmy and Kay Andrews of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Harry Oyler of Buffalo; sister, Ruby Dobbs; daughter-in-law, Peggy Andrews; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Arlene McQuary Andrews, his second wife, Dorothy Andrews, and a son, Ervin Lee Andrews.

Memorials can be made to Corsicana Special Olympics, 1817 Sycamore Ave., or First Baptist Church/special ministries at 510 W. Collin.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.



Daniel Neal Sharpley

Daniel Neal Sharpley, 81, formerly of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at Pioneer Care Center.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Rosemeade Baptist Church in Carrollton. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana. Interment will be at Resthaven Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ted Dickson, Bob McDermitt, Myles Shockley, John Garmany, Preston Bennett and George Oaks.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Mr. Sharpley, born Feb. 14, 1918, in Emhouse, grew up in Corsicana. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Baylor University in Waco and a bachelor of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He also attended Rice Institute in Houston.

Prior to missionary appointment in Brazil, he was pastor of Emhouse Baptist Church in Liberty and assistant pastor of First Baptist Church, also in Liberty. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was stationed in Brazil as a naval attache. Mr. Sharpley married Doris Allred on May 10, 1946, in San Antonio.

Mr. Sharpley was preceded in death by his mother, Susan Ellen O'Neal Sharpley; father, Joseph William "Sweet" Sharpley; brother, Lloyd Sharpley; and sister, Willie Sue Porch.

Mr. Sharpley is survived by his wife of 53 years, Doris Sharpley of Carrollton; children, Daniel N. Sharpley Jr. and wife Cheryl of Los Altos, Calif.; Deanna Sue Nelson and husband Craig of North Bend, Wa.; Lucia Kay Sharpley-Bowdish and husband Tom of Carrollton; William B. Sharpley and wife Brenda of Carrollton; Robert L. Sharpley and wife Gayle of San Antonio; granddaughters, Lisa Vanscht and husband Filip of San Francisco Calif., Kristen Sharpley of Houston and Taryn Sharpley of Carrollton; and brothers and sisters, Ben Sharpley, Betty Knighton, Ruth Prichard, Bill Sharpley and Era Thompson.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Nuel Burleson

Nuel Burleson, 90, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 11, 1999 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Burleson was born March 21, 1909 in Corsicana.

He is survived by his wife, Mary F. Burleson of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Judy Burleson of Houston; grandchildren, Alicia Heyen of Plano, Ronni Christia and Garrett Lee Burleson, both of Sugar Land; great-grandchild, Taylor Grand Heyen of Plano; brother, A.D. Burleson of Barry; sisters, Bessie Mae Tucker of Garrett and Odessa Belt of Ennis.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Dennis Paul Adamson Sr.

Dennis Paul Adamson Sr., 56, of Blooming Grove passed away Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Buddy Adamson, Bob Adamson, Louis Adamson, Alex Adamson, Charlie Norris and Mike Coker. Honorary pallbearers will be David Miller, Paul Cook and Kenneth Barham.

Mr. Adamson was born March 24, 1943 in Hastings, Neb. He was a machinist for Wayne Tool & Dye in Fort Worth.

Mr. Adamson is survived by his wife, Sammie Adamson of Blooming Grove; father, Harold Adamson of Emmett; sons, Bryan Adamson, Samuel Adamson, Russell Adamson and Chris Ivey, all of Blooming Grove, Dennis Adamson Jr. of Waxahachie and Robert Ivey of Haughton, La.; 10 grandchildren; brothers, Bob Adamson of Milford and Harold Lee Adamson of Frost; and sisters, Diann Norris of Emmett and Caroline Martin of Streetman.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.


Terry Darden Hullum

Terry Darden Hullum, 44, of Waco passed away Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, in Dallas. 

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will take place at Birdston Cemetery

Mr. Hullum was born Jan. 20, 1955 in Corsicana. He was a truck driver and a veteran of the U.S. military. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Patsy Elaine Hullum. 

Mr. Hullum is survived by his father, Paul Hullum of Buchanan Dam; daughter, Lisa Hullum of Arlington; brothers, Johnathan Paul Hullum of Spring and Ronald Leslie Hullum of Palestine; and granddaughter, Aja Kali Cardenas of Arlington. 

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home. 


Elizabeth Townley

Elizabeth Townley, 73, of Henderson passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, in Henderson.

Services will be 4 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bill Kuykendall officiating. Interment will follow at Long Prairie Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Michael Grimes, John Smith, Stephen Townley, Dwayne Eastep, Jim Townley and Kerry Carlisle.

Mrs. Townley was a housewife, and was born March 20, 1926, in Bald Prairie.

She is survived by a son, John David Holton of Powell; daughters, Mary Grimes of Irving, Jan Smith of Henderson and Linda Foster of Houston; brothers, Roy Hancock and John Weise; 12 grandchildren; and former husband, John Townley of Henderson.

She was preceded in death by a son, John Wallace Townley III.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Flossie (McClenning)  Monroe

Flossie M. Monroe, 72, of Chatfield passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Chatfield Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Larry Wagner, Terry Ormsbee, Ray Stanfield and Jim Armstrong.

Mrs. Monroe was born Aug. 15, 1927, in Hillview, Ill. She was a retired cook from Shriner's Hospital.

She is survived by a son, Charles Monroe of Chatfield; daughters, Eleanor Barron of Madison Wa., Tina Rena of Stockton Calif., Patricia and Larry Wagner of Congerville, Ill., and Linda and Allen Lund of Stanley, Wisconsin; stepson, Terr Ormsbee of Chatifield; brothers, Harold McClenning of Pearl, Ill., and Oren McClenning of Brighten, Ill.; sister, Louise and Glen Talkinton of Brighten, Ill.; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Hilda Taylor.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.



Clara Ann (Collier) McGraw 

Clara Ann Collier McGraw, 88, of Blooming Grove passed away Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at Corsicana Nursing Home.

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

Services will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Bryan Connally officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Page, Jay Sewell and Stanford Dugan.

Mrs. McGraw was born Aug. 4, 1911 in Navarro County to John Marion and Laura Virginia (Crabtree) Collier. She married Ernest "Jug" McGraw on Oct. 5, 1929 in Blooming Grove. She was a longtime member of Central Baptist Church and was retired from the Blooming Grove school system.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son and daughter-in-law, Bobby Harold and Francis McGraw; granddaughter, Mary Carmen McGraw; grandson, Lee McGraw; seven sisters and two brothers.

Mrs. McGraw is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Kathryn and Pete Peters and Jane and Al Smith, all of Blooming Grove; sons and daughters-in-law, Billy Wayne and Pat McGraw and Mack and Mary McGraw, all of Blooming Grove, and Jack and Wanda McGraw of Midland; sister, Geneva Bonner of Corsicana; 17 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

Larry Richard Land

Larry Richard Land, 42, of Navarro Mills Lake passed away Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at his residence.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Navarro County, with the Rev. Cynthia Lee officiating.

Mr. Land was born Sept. 30, 1957 in Tampa, Fla. He had been a resident of the Navarro Mills Lake area for the past three years. He was the assistant manager of Wal-Mart in Mexia. He enjoyed drawing, music, photography and the outdoors.

Mr. Land is survived by his mother, Patricia Cunningham Land of Navarro Mills Lake; son, Larry Ryan Land of Vidor; daughter, Megan Nicole Land of Vidor; brother, Robin L. Land of Denver, Colo.; and sisters, Cheryl Candace Land Richards of Reno, Nev. and Brandy Land Roberts of Navarro Mills Lake.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.


Stanley Dale Richards

Stanley Dale Richards, 54, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at his residence.

Graveside services were 11 a.m. today at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Honorary pallbearers were Robert Graham, Julius Flores, Terry Montfort, Fred Richards Jr., Jack Stubblefield and Justin Richards.

Mr. Richards was born Sept. 23, 1945 in Blooming Grove. He was an insurance salesman.

He is survived by his parents, George and Mary Richards of Corsicana; brothers, John Richards and wife Jean of Irving and Eddie Richards of Crandall; sisters, Dottie Richards of Dallas and Pat Haba of Bardwell; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Ida Jewel (Tallmon) Moore

Ida J. Moore

Ida J. Moore, 95, of Frost passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, at Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Frost Baptist Church, with Brother Jim Baggett and Brother Bryan Connally officiating. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Leon Crawford, Joe Parum, Wallace Wilbanks, Ronnie Brown, Jimmy Hooser and Robert Lynn Blue. Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Curtis and Ersel Crawford.

Mrs. Moore was born Sept. 16, 1904 in Lillian. She had been a machine operator at the hat factory.

Mrs. Moore is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Joyce Moore of Blooming Grove and James and Billie Moore of Silver City; grandchildren, Beverly and Howard Selly, Sherry and Mark Baggett and Tanya and Tommy Grisby; six step grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Charlie Tallmon of El Paso; and sisters, Opal Burgess of Portersville, Calif. and Maxine Mooney of Fort Worth.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.


William Millard Holder

William Millard Holder, 78, of Fort Worth passed away Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, in Fort Worth. He was born May 6, 1921.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Providence Cemetery, with the Rev. Sondra Johnson officiating.

He is survived by his cousins, Buddy Eaton and Katie Worthy, both of Corsicana, and David Burnham of DeSoto; and special friend, Martha Hamilton of Fort Worth.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Agnes Jones

Agnes Jones, 85, of Corsicana and formerly of Dawson, passed away Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Alvin E. Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Mrs. Jones was born Feb. 9, 1914 in Dawson.

She is survived by her stepdaughter, Electra Carson of Wortham; several nieces and nephews including Ethel and Andrew Propes of Corsicana, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Joseph Jr. of Vallejo, Calif., Lula Fisher of Sacramento, Calif. and Dorothy Holt of Stockton, Calif.; sister-in-law, Eva Nell Porter of Stockton, Calif.; and a host of cousins and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary


Joan (Gooch) Renfrow

Joan Gooch Renfrow, 71, of Denison passed away Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, at Texoma Medical Center.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Bratcher Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Waples Memorial United Methodist Church in Denison, with the Rev. Ken Hildebrand officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Denison.

Pallbearers will be Tim Franklin, Jack Lilley, Pete Fisher, Sam Paddock, Bill Jacobs and Jack Shelton.

Mrs. Renfrow was born Jan. 1, 1928 in Santa Rita to Walter and Virgie Gooch. She graduated from Rains County High School. She married Roscoe Renfrow Jan. 26, 1947 in Corsicana. Mrs. Gooch was a member of Waples Memorial United Methodist Church and worked for Nathan Crouch Furniture Store for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 24, 1998; and two sisters, Frances Stowe and Margaret Taylor.

Mrs. Renfrow is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Sherry Renfrow of Durant, Okla.; daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Ronnie Siebert of Waxahachie; four grandchildren, Brad and Tiffani Siebert, Michelle Smith and Wise Sullivan.

Memorials may be made to Texoma Medical Center, Cardiac Rehab Center, 1000 Memorial Dr., Denison, Texas 75020.

Arrangements by Bratcher Funeral Home of Denison.


Rodney D. Marran

Rodney D. Marran, 53, of Kerens passed away Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, in Kerens.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Marran was born June 27, 1946 in Oklahoma.

Mr. Marran is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Deanna and James Rickrode of Woodward, Okla.; sisters, Jane Weedaman of Oklahoma and Connie O'Neal of Texas; brother, J.L. Marran; aunt, Edna Fellrath of Kerens; and good friends, Kenneth Scarbrough and Rod Howell, both of Kerens.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.


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