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Luther Clayton (Luke) Smeltzer
July 28, 1934 - June 7, 2002

Luther Clayton (Luke) Smeltzer, 67, of Corsicana passed away Friday, June 7, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mark Luera officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mr. Smeltzer was born July 28, 1934 in Elnora, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Ada (Pittman) Smeltzer, brothers Charles Smeltzer and Robert Smeltzer, half-brother Curtis (Junior) Wilson and half-sister Mickey Wilson.

He is survived by wife Mary Smeltzer of Corsicana; daughters Donna Smeltzer of Texas and Debra Olson and husband Terry of Sherburn, Minn.; adopted son Michael S. Smeltzer of Corsicana; sons Jeff Smeltzer of McKinney and Clayton Smeltzer and wife Becky of Moorhead, Minn.; brothers Donald Smeltzer of Tampa, Fla.; half-brother William Wilson of Carrolton, Ohio; sister Ann Defiel of Fort Worth; half-sister Lela (Pete) Harms of Mt. Carmel, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church building fund, P.O. Box 1197, Corsicana, TX 75151-1197.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Billy Dean French
Sep 6, 1933 - Jun 8, 2002

Billy Dean French, 68, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, June 8, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wade Funeral Chapel with Mr. Stringer Jenkins officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Mr. French was born Sept. 6, 1933 in Brushie Prairie. He had lived in Corsicana the past 10 years after having previously lived in Dawson. He was a boat builder, specialist machinist and welder. He enjoyed nature, the outdoors, water skiing, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dawson.

He is survived by wife Juanita Branham French of Corsicana; sons Ronald Wayne French of Alabama, Bobby Dean French and wife Sharon of Corsicana and Roy Glenn French of Corsicana; brother Milton French of Grand Prairie; uncle Eugene French of Corsicana; and grandchildren Angela French, Julie French, Katy French, Kelly French and Brian French.

Memorials may be made to the Dawson Cemetery Association.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home.


Louise (Rushing) Clay

The Cedar Creek Pilot

Louise Clay, 77, of Tool, was born Aug. 6, 1924, in Corsicana to the late Richard Louis Rushing and Susie Bell (Knight) Rushing and passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2002, in Athens.

The family received friends at Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home of Mabank Saturday, June 1, 2002, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Mrs. Clay retired from being a hostess at DFW Airport in 1985, and worked at Dobbs House.

Survivors include sons, Russ D. Clay and wife, Jill, of Carrolton, Melvin Russell Clay Jr. and wife, Amy, of Tool; daughters, Berla Louise Caster and husband, Bill, of Hurst, Lee Suzzan Meisenheimer and husband, Carter, of Burleson, Leba Jane Fleshman and husband, Richard, of Longmont, Colo.; sister, Ruby Elizabeth Truxel of Weatherford; and brother, William Jack Rushing and wife, Rita, of Dearborn Heights, Mich.


Ona Mable (Hodge) Ray

Ona Mable Ray, 98, of Athens passed away Friday, June 7, 2002 in Athens.

Graveside services were 3 p.m. Sunday at Shelby Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. J.W. Thomison officiating.

Pallbearers were James Jones, John Jones, Jay Jones, Brad Moreland, Billy Wayne Harris and Gene Williams.

Mrs. Ray was born Jan. 30, 1904 in Dawson, Kan. to Albert Curtis Hodge and Nannie Jackson. She was Assembly of God by faith and was one of the charter members of Calvary Assembly of God in Athens. She was called Mammy by her children, grandchildren, and great and great-great-grandchildren. She was a homemaker by profession.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, John J. Ray Sr. in 1969; sons, John J. "Bud" Ray Jr., James A. "Jim" Ray, and George K. Ray; daughter, Katherine L. "Kitty" Lewis Warren; four brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include her daughters, Mary Bond of Corsicana and Mrs. C.W. Richards of Athens; son, William F. Ray of El Campo; 30 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Foster and Brown Funeral Home of Athens.


Hazel Nell (Chapman) Harris

Hazel Nell Chapman Harris, 69, of Corsicana passed away Monday, June 10, 2002 at Cedar Lake Nursing Home in Malakoff.

Graveside services were scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Dave Alexander officiating.

Mrs. Chapman was born Jan. 31, 1933 in Richland, the daughter of Oscar Chapman and Sarah Ellen Henderson Chapman. She was a nurse.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Harris of Rock Springs, Wyo.; parents; and sister, Mary Ellen Dixon.

Survivors include her sons, Mike Harris of Bedford and John Harris of Corsicana; daughter, Connie Wood of Trinidad; grandchildren, Lori Bowers of Arlington, James Blackerby of Dallas, Joshua Wood and Jason Wood, both of Trinidad, Matt Harris of Bedford, Kyle Harris and Amanda Harris, both of Malakoff; great-grandchildren, Chris Govantes and Sierra Govantes, both of Arlington; sisters, Genger Garcia of Greenville and Pat McDaniel of Greenville; and niece, Leigh Ann Dixon of Nacogdoches.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Alice (Rouse) Montague
Houston Chronicle 10 June 2002

ALICE ROUSE MONTAGUE, 94, of Houston will
be held Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at 10 AM in Forest Park East Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Laffin officiating. Alice was born August 14, 1907 in Corsicana, Texas and passed away June 8, 2002 in Dobbin, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Colonel Donald E. Montague.

She was a member of Clear Lake United Methodist Church and The Military Officers Wives Club. A special thanks to Crown of Texas Hospice for all their loving care given to Alice. Alice is survived by her Family: Daughter: Terry Sechrengost and husband Charles of Dobbin, Texas; Brother: Hugh L. Rouse of Sugar Land, Texas; Grandchildren: D. J. Mann, Charles Curtis Sechrengost and Elizabeth Sechrenhost. Numerous other loving relatives & friends. In lieu of usual remembrances, donations may be made to: Crown of Texas Hospice, L.P. Tower, 100, I-45 North, Box 103, Conroe, Texas 77301.


Anita J. Farmer

Services for Anita J. Farmer, 57, of Corsicana are pending with Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home of Mabank.

Mrs. Farmer died on June 3, 2002, in Austin.


Ricky D. Murray

Ricky D. Murray, 50, of Dawson was pronounced dead Monday, June 10, 2002 in Navarro County as a result of drowning at Navarro Mills Lake.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Northside Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris Blacksmith and Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be J. R. Lewis, Derek Ivie, Kevin Ivie, Allen Matthews, Ricky Johnson, Matt Murray and Charlie Parrish. Honorary pallbearers will be Dawson and Corsicana masons.

Mr. Murray was born July 10, 1951 in Corsicana to J. C. Murray and Roma Wallace Murray. He was a rancher.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Murray of Dawson; sons, Ricky Lynn Murray and Jordan Burleson, both of Dawson; brother and sister-in-law, Doyle and Barbara Murray of Arlington; sisters and brothers-in-law, Diane and John Ivie and Vickie and David Matthews, all of Purdon; mother-in-law, Jean Forbus of Corsicana; nephews, Derek Ivie, Allen Matthews, Kevin Ivie, J.R. Lewis, John Lewis, Chance Burleson; and nieces, Melissa Barnett, Ali Matthews and Brandi Burleson.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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6/10/2002 Recently retired deputy missing at Navarro Mills Lake, feared drowned

By RAYMOND LINEX II/Daily Sun Staff

Less than six weeks after retiring from the sheriff's department, Ricky Murray has apparently drowned at Navarro Mills Lake.

About 8 p.m. Saturday Murray dove off his family's barge and never came up, Navarro County Sheriff Les Cotten said Sunday evening. Emergency personnel searched late Saturday night and most of the day Sunday before inclement weather forced the effort to be called off.

Search efforts were scheduled to begin again about 7 a.m. today, he said.

Murray, husband of Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Donna Murray, officially had the final day of his 19-year career with the NCSO April 30. He was just over a month shy of his 51st birthday.

"He is still a part of the (NCSO) family," Cotten said. "It's hitting his family pretty hard as it is me. It's a loss, hard to believe."

Cotten said local Game Warden Rick Thomas was coordinating the search with assistance from NCSO, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Corsicana Emergency Corps. The Coyote Squadron of the Confederate Air Force, Guardian Glass and DPS gave air support Sunday. DPS divers from across the state were on hand as well.

The Salvation Army and Red Cross, in addition to other volunteers, offered their support also.

Cotten said the Murray family was on its barge when Murray decided to jump in one final time. When he didn't surface, the family called 9-1-1 and rescue operations began immediately.

"We don't know if he hit his head or had cramps, though you would think he could come up with cramps. He may have had a heart attack or something," said Cotten, who noted he knew of no prior heart problems with Murray. He did say the former serviceman was being treated at the Veterans' hospital in Temple for hepatitis.

In addition to air and ground searches Sunday, the lake was dragged with no success.

"A situation this close to you is pretty tough," Cotten said. "... The family has a lot of support.

"Ricky was a good friend and a good worker. I know everybody's going to miss him, especially his family."

Raymond Linex II may be contacted via e-mail at rlinex@corsicanadailysun.com

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6/11/2002 Body of former NCSO deputy recovered

By JAYSON LARSON/Daily Sun Staff

The body of a former Navarro County Sheriff's deputy was discovered Monday evening, ending a search that spanned three days.

Workers discovered the body of Ricky Murray, 50, just before 7 p.m. in Navarro Mills Lake. Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Bob McQuary spotted Murray's body while doing a search of the lake from the air.

"It was near where he went into the water, about 200 yards away," Navarro County Sheriff Les Cotten said.

Murray disappeared around 8 p.m. Saturday after diving off his family's barge. Workers from numerous county agencies assisted in the search, which was hindered Sunday by inclement weather. Among those searching were Department of Public Safety divers, on- and off-duty sheriff's officers, game wardens, the Corsicana Emergency Corps, the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

Murray, husband of Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Donna Murray and a father of two, worked at the Navarro County Sheriff's Office for 19 years. He retired April 30 and was just over a month shy of his 51st birthday.

Murray's body was taken to Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana. Cotten said preliminary autopsy results could be available within the next 24-48 hours.

In a show of unity and mourning among the area law enforcement community, officers have been wearing a black strip of tape over their badges. A large, purple ribbon has been hanging on the door of the Navarro County Sheriff's Office, as well.

"Ricky was a good officer, a good friend," Cotten said. "Ricky was a little bit different kind of officer -- he had his way of enforcing the law, and he didn't take a whole lot off people. ... Everybody is going to miss him."

Cotten said the Murray family were consoled by various members of the law enforcement community and other justices of the peace throughout the search. He said Mrs. Murray was obviously still very shaken up.

"Really, the shock comes in now," he said.

Jayson Larson may be contacted via e-mail at jlarson@corsicanadailysun.com

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6/12/2002 Drowning of former deputy ruled accidental

By JAYSON LARSON/Daily Sun Staff

Initial autopsy results released Tuesday show Dawson resident Ricky Murray drowned, according to Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Connie Mayfield.

There had been speculation Murray, 50, might have had a heart attack or another ailment which contibuted to his death. Those questions were put to rest by the incomplete autopsy results, released by the Southwest Institure of Forensic Science in Dallas.

"There were no other factors involved," Mayfield said. "(The medical examiner) said she didn't see anything."

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Northside Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, and arrangements are by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana. Visitation will be held today from 6 to 9 p.m.

Murray, a former Navarro County Sheriff's Office deputy, died Saturday when jumped off his family's barge into the water at Navarro Mills Lake. He never came up after jumping in, prompting his family to notify authorities.

The search for Murray's body ended when his body was discovered Monday about 200 yards away from where he originally jumped in, Navarro County Sheriff Les Cotten said. Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Bob McQuary, one of number of county residents who joined various other agencies in the search, discovered Murray's body during a flyover of the lake around 6:45 that evening.

A massive search effort was carried out by NCSO deputies, Department of Public Safety troopers and divers, constables, the Corsicana Emergency Corps, volunteer fire departments from Dawson and Frost, and game wardens from Navarro and Limestone counties, among others. In addition to rescue boats, planes and helicopters also were used in the search.

A purple ribbon continued to hang on the front door of the Navarro County Sheriff's Office Tuesday in memory of its former officer. Flags flew at half-staff at various sites in the city, and officers placed a black stripe over their badges, as well.

The 19-year NCSO veteran is survived by his wife, Donna, who serves as Navarro County's Precinct 3 justice of the peace, and two sons.

Jayson may be contacted via e-mail at jlarson@corsicanadailysun.com


Mary Eloise (Wilson) Deskin - Messenger
Nov 27, 1909 - Jun 10, 2002

Eloise Deskin Messenger, 92, of Corsicana passed away Monday, June 10, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Mark Chadwick, Brother Bill Honea and the Rev. Jim Farmer officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Faulkner, Johnny Humphries, Allen Coker, Christopher Deskin, Greg Longino and Noah Longino.

She was born Nov. 27, 1909 in Dallas and was a 1927 graduate of Corsicana High School. She was a music teacher for Mansfield Studio, and also gave private lessons in her home. She was the pianist for the Cook Kindergarten and Dance School and the Navarro College Senoritas drill team. She shared her love of music with hospitals, nursing homes and was the church pianist for Roane and Unity Baptist churches. She had a special place in her heart for rehab at Navarro Regional Hospital and shared her music until her recent illness. She was married 58 years to Roy Deskin, and for the last 5 1/2 years she was married to Floyd D. Messenger who also shared her love of music and her talent. She had a great love for music, but her family was her greatest joy and she was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and mother-in-law.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roy Deskin; daughter, Jo Ella Deskin Green; and grandson, Timothy Shawn Humphries.

Survivors include her husband, Floyd D. Messenger of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Allen Coker of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald Wilson and Nina Deskin of Texarkana and Roy Lynn and Vicki Deskin of Galveston; grandsons, Greg Longino of Lufkin, Johnny Humphries of Corsicana, Christopher Deskin of Austin and Allen Coker Jr. of Dallas; granddaughters, Diane Deskin of Tucson, Ariz., Jennifer Faulkner of Round Rock, Stacey Shelton Griffin and Angie Tapley, both of Corsicana, and Emily Deskin of Texarkana; seven great-grandchildren and a host of friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Vestal Lee (Matthews) Grice

Vestal Lee Grice, 89, of Dawson passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Dawson Cemetery with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating assisted by Chuck McElroy.

Mrs. Grice was born Dec. 12, 1912 in Spring Hill to Fred Bell Matthews and Ennis Audrey Davidson Matthews. She worked for 19 years at Adams Hat Factory. She was a fan of baseball and was an avid reader of Civil War events. Her last few days were spent in the Intensive Care Unit at Navarro Regional Hospital under the loving care of the ICU nursing staff for which her family is very grateful.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Fred and Ennis Matthews; sister, June Granger; and brothers, Joe Matthews and Dewey Matthews.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Barbara Grice of Corsicana and Gary and Dorothy Grice of Mansfield; grandchildren, Lisa Ward and husband Craig of Houston, Sheila Vess and husband Shelby of Scurry, Matthew Grice of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Timothy Grice of Fort Worth; great-grandchildren, Hunter Vess of Scurry, Samantha Ward and Andersen Ward, both of Houston; brothers, Buck Matthews of Mexia, Fred Matthews and wife Gladys of Hermosa, S.D., and Jack Matthews and wife Jonell of Wortham; sister, Betty Christian of Dawson; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family requests that all memorials be made in her name to the Navarro College Foundation for the Pearce Civil War Collections Museum, 3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Diana (DuBose) Dixon

Diana DuBose Dixon, 68, of Dallas passed away surrounded by family Monday, June 10, 2002 at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Restland Funeral Home in Dallas.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Memorial Chapel at Restland in Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Don Mann, Richard Veteto, Duane Nutt, Cameron Reagor, Matthew Reagor and Zollie Holt.

She was born Nov. 23, 1933. A favorite of her classmates at Corsicana High School and Baylor University, she graduated with a degree in education. Her early training as a singer, by voice coach Aline Trimble, allowed her to lend her gifts as a soloist to school productions at CHS and to church choirs in Waco and Richardson.

In 1961, she founded the Kincannon Country Day School in Richardson which enrolled 5 year olds and first graders. She later began a second career in real estate.

Active in charitable work, she was a member of the Richardson Junior League and was an enthusiastic supporter of the Dallas Theater Center. She also served on the board of Kidney Texas Inc., and was on the advisory board of the Cattle Barons Ball.

She had a beautiful soul, a radiant personality and the singing voice of an angel. Her lifelong strength and grace shined through all the more during her two-year battle with cancer.

She was preceded in death by her father, Fred A. DuBose, a former publisher of the Corsicana Daily Sun.

Survivors include her mother, Dee DuBose of Dallas; son, John G. Kincannon of Arlington; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathryn Kincannon-Quinby and Roy Quinby of Arlington, Angela (Dixon) and Bryan Ponce, and Ashley Dixon Burns and Gerald "Flash" Burns, all of Richardson; grandchildren, Joshua Clayton Kincannon, Diana Kristina Kincannon, Kaylyn Michelle Quinby, Diana Hope Ponce and Jackson Beauregard Burns; sister, Cassandra DuBose Reagor of Carrollton; brother, Fred DuBose of New York City; nephews, Cameron Reagor and wife Polly of Plano and Matthew Reagor and wife Sherry of Frisco; nieces, Kate DuBose of New York City and Polly DuBose of Sydney, Australia; and daughters of the heart and their husbands and children, Lisa (Dixon) and Ken Miles and Tyler, Olivia and Piper, all of Chicago, and Diana (Dixon) and David Annin and Trusten, all of Dallas.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to a charity of choice or National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Inc., 500 N.E. Spanish River Blvd., Suite 14, Boca Raton, Fla. 33431.

Arrangements by Restland Funeral Home of Dallas.

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DIXON
DIANA Dee DUBOSE KINCANNON.  Born November 23, 1933 in Corsicana, Texas; passed away surrounded by family on June 10, 2002.  A woman who cherished her family and friends.  Diana had a beautiful soul a radiant personality, and the singing voice of an angel.  Her lifelong strength and grace shined through all the more during her two-year battle with cancer.  A favorite of her classmates at Corsicana High School and Baylor University, Diana graduated with a degree in education.  Her early training as a singer by voice coach Aline Trimble, let her lend her gifts as a soloist to church choirs in Waco and Richardson.  In 1961,k Diana founded the Kincannon Country Day School in Richardson, which enrolled five-year-olds and first graders.  She later began a second career in real estate.  Diana was active in charitable work and was a member of the Richardson Junior League and anenthusiastic supporter of the Dallas theater Center.  She also served on the board of Kidney Texas Inc. and on the advisory board of the Cattle Barons Ball.  She is survived by her mother, Dee (Mrs Fred A.) Dubose of Dallas; one son, John G. Kincannon of Arlington; and three daughters and sons-in-law; Kathryn Kincannon-Quinby and Roy Quinby of Arlington; Angela (Dixon) and Bryan Ponce of Richardson; and Ashley Dixon Burns and Gerald "Flash" Burns of Richardson.  Her five grandchildren are Joshua Clayton Kincannon, Diana Kristina Kincannon, Kaylyn Michelle Quinby, Diana Hope Ponce and Jackson Beauregard Burns.  She is also survived by a sister, Cassandra DuBose Reagor of Carrollton, and a brother, Fred DuBose of New York City.  Other survivors include two nephews; Cameron Reagor of Plano and Matthew Reagor of Frisco; two nieces; Kate DuBose of New York City and Polly DuBose of Syndney, Australia.  Daughters of the heart and their husband and children are Lisa (Dixon) and Ken Miles and children Tyler Olivia, and Piper, all of Chicago; and Diana (Dixon) and David Annin and son Trusten, of Dallas.  Diana is also survived by her best friend and companion, Stanley Bert of Dallas.  A visitation will take place at Memorial Chapel at Restland on Thursday, Juen 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  The funeral service will be held at Memorial Chapel Restland on Friday, June 14, at 10:00 a.m. Pallbearers are Don Mann, Richard Veteto, Duane Nutt, Cameron Reagor, Matthew Reagor, and Zollie Holt.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the charity of choice or to National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Inc., 500 NE Spanish River Blvd. Suite 14, Boca Raton, FL  33431.

Dallas Morning News June 12, 2002


Luther Homer Carroll Jr.
May 14, 1915 - June 11, 2002

Homer Carroll Jr., 87, of Kerens passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at Kerens Care Center.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Kerens with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating and assisted by Dr. Robert Webb. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery with masonic graveside rites.

Pallbearers will be John Holloway, Don Paschal, Hobart Hilliard, Sonny Bancroft, Billy Ray Cobb and Bob McQuary. Honorary pallbearers will be Dean Melton, deacons of First Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge No. 236 members and American Legion Post No. 307 members.

Mr. Carroll was born May 14, 1915 in Kerens. He was the owner and operator of Carroll Hardware and Furniture and was part owner of Maywood Manor Nursing Home for many years. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church and was a member of Masonic Relief Lodge No. 236.

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and Chuck Weems of Malakoff and Suzanne and David Odom of Kerens; and grandchildren, Amanda DeMoss of Arlington, Kimberly Kight fo Stillwater, Okla., Erica Weems of Malakoff, and Michelle Odom and Matthew Odom, both of Kerens.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.

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Elmer Wayne O'Daniel 
Feb. 2, 1893 - March 21, 1992

Unknown Paper (most likely the local Corsicana Paper)  

E. W. O'Daniel    

E. W. (Pete) O'Daniel, 99, of Corsicana, died March 21, 1992 at Park Row Nursing Home in Corsicana.     

Masonic graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Oakwood Cemetery.   Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Feb. 2, 1893 in Anson, Texas to Alphanso and Dora O'Daniel.  He was a longtime employee of Magnolia Petroleum Co.  He was a member of the Eureka Masonic Lodge for more than 70 years.  He was a honorary U.S. deputy marshal and ran a cattle auction in Corsicana for several years. 

Survivors include two daughters, Irma Carter of Jacksonville, FL, and Helen Callis of Richardson Texas, four grandchildren, Joyce Eyrick and Sue Carter, both of Jacksonville, FL, Pete Callis of Richardson, Texas, and Becky Luckie of Plano: five great-grandchildren; and one brother Chester O'Daniel of Dallas.    Honorary pallbearers will be Vernon Harwell, Thomas Bray, Glenn Callis, Pete Callis, Red Smith, Stan Luckie, Brown Jones, Campbell Eyrick, Courtland Eyrick, Lester Adkins, Ben Wallace, Dock Haynie, Jack Stroube, Rusty Jones, E. Paige Watkins, Carter Braselton, and Hubert Braselton.  Memorials may be made to a favorite charity. 

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Joseph Thomas "Joe" Price 

Lufkin Daily News - June 12, 2002

Services for Joseph Thomas "Joe" Price, 73, of Livingston, formerly of Pearland, will be held at 2:30 p.m. today in the Gipson-Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel in Lufkin with Mr. Cecil Price, Mr. Lindell Mitchell, Mr. Frank Price and Mr. Glen Searcy officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park in Lufkin.

Mr. Price was born Dec. 24, 1928, in Corsicana, and died Sunday, June 9, 2002, in a Lufkin hospital. He worked for Clipper Manufacturing Company/Norton Company in the Construction Products Division as an account executive in sales for 42 years.

Survivors: wife, Nancy Jane; daughters and sons-in-law, Sheryl and Glen Searcy, Diane O'Brien, Dee Dee and Carlos Sanchez; son, Mark Edward; stepson, Bruce Stokes; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sisters, Edith Tullos, Jane Marsh; four brothers, Frank Edward, James Ray, Lloyd Turner, Theodore (Ted); numerous nieces and nephews


Frank Joplin

Curtis Frank Joplin, 99, of Pecos, died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at Odessa Medical Center Hospital.

Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 29, at First Baptist Church with Rev. Greer Willis officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

He was born June 7, 1902, in Kerens, Tx., had lived in Pecos since 1909, was a retired manager of a hardware store and a Baptist.

Survivors include three sons, Tom Joplin of Burke, Va., Wayne Joplin of Winnesboro, Jerry Joplin of Odessa; two daughters, Loyce Brown of Rochester, Minn., Barbara LeBarron of Houston; 13 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to First Baptist Church in Pecos.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


Floyd Curry

Floyd Curry, 80, died at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, following a short illness. Private family graveside services will be in Tahoka at a later date.

Mr. Curry was born Mar. 26, 1918, in Corsicana. He lived in Pecos for three years with his nephew, Wesley Curry, moving here from Big Spring. He lived most of his life in Big Spring and Lamesa and was a retired farmer.

Survivors include four daughters, Lyn Franks, Lori West and Becky Ray of Lorena and Kathy Overstreet of Houston; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.


Oscar J. Ingram

OBITUARY - Dallas Morning News - Oct 27, 1976
INGRAM
Oscar J. 6918 Mistletoe. Survived by wife, Mildred Ingram, Dallas; sisters, Mrs. Lucy Phillips and Mrs Drane Murphy both of Dallas. Mrs. Johnnie Hughes. Trinidad; several nieces and nephews. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Ed C. Smith Chapel, Rev. John B. Bliss officiating. Graveside services 1 p.m. Thursday, Nelta Cemetery, Sulphur Springs, Texas. Honorary pallbearers: employees of Dallas Transit System. ED C SMITH & BRO., INC Swiss & Haskell 824-4523

-- same paper
Oscar J. Ingram
Oscar J. Ingram, 64, of 6918 Mistletoe Drive, a Dallas resident for 40 years and retired bus driver for Dallas Transit System, died Tuesday in a Dallas Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Ed C Smith & Bros. Funeral Chapel
Burial will be in Nelta Cemetery in Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County.
He was a World War II veteran. He is survived by his wife Mildred; and three
sisters, Mrs. Lucy Phillips, Mrs. Drane Murphy and Mrs. Johnnie Hugh
es.

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6/14/2002 Obituaries

Georgia (Bowen) Dunagan 

Georgia Dunagan, 92, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, June 13, 2002 at Twilight Home.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Emmett Cemeterywith the Rev. Frank Williams officiating.

Mrs. Dunagan was born Oct. 18, 1909 in Emmett to William Bowen and Maude Osborne Bowen. She married Calvin Dunagan March 27, 1926. She was a homemaker. She was a loving friend to all who knew her and she will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Dunagan; parents; brother, Charlie Bowen; and sister, Annie Reed.

Survivors include her nieces and nephews including Ronda and Ronny Lewis of Corsicana and Marva JoAnn and Jim Looper of Cleburne.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Joe Dean Ard

Joe Dean Ard, 71, of LaRue passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2002 in a Tyler hospital.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel in Athens. Interment will follow at New York Cemetery.

Mr. Ard was born Sept. 19, 1930 in Corsicana to the late Wency Monroe and Ethel Mae Smitherman Ard. He lived in Corsicana until 1964, resided in Palestine for six years, Tyler for 16 years, and LaRue the past 16 years. He was employed at Kelly Springfield Tire Company 24 years, retiring in 1992.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Verlene Derden.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Ard of LaRue; sons, Joe Ard Jr. of Tyler and Jon Ard of LaRue; brother, James Ard of Log Cabin City; and sister, Jerry Wilson of Stamford.

Arrangements by Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home of Athens.


Donald Horace Webb

Donald Horace Webb, 66, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2002 in Corsicana.

Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Westside Baptist Church with the Rev. John Barber officiating.

Mr. Webb was born Sept. 17, 1935 in Navarro County.

He was preceded in death by his son, Nicky Earl Webb.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley T. Webb of Corsicana; son, Johnny Earl Webb of Corsicana; granddaughters, Jessica Davis of Corsicana and Lena Webb of Naples, Fla.; grandsons, Jonathan Webb and Christopher Webb, both of Naples, Fla.; and numerous cousins.

Memorials may be made to Westside Baptist Church or a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Hubert Garland Ivie

Hubert Garland 'Doodle' Ivie

Hubert Garland "Doodle" Ivie, 68, of Dawson passed away Sunday, June 16, 2002 at his residence.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Ron Dunn officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Heaton, Shannon Heaton, Steven Green, James Owen, George Ivie and Donnie LaRue.

Mr. Ivie was born Nov. 5, 1933 in Grassland to Clint Ivie and Estella Merritt Ivie. He was retired from Guardian Glass where he was a forklift operator.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Elizabeth Ivie; and brother, Gene Ivie.

Survivors include his sons, Kevin Kuhn of Dawson, Mike Price of Livingston, Mont. and Don Price of Blooming Grove; daughter, Angie Ankor of Grand Prairie; eight grandchildren; brothers, Clifton Ivie of Corsicana and Harry Ivie of Arlington; sisters, Velma Kirkland of Bullhead City, Ariz., Margaret Imbruglia of Rhode Island and Doris Marie Stanberry of Canton.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


James Roland Laudan

James Roland Laudan, 87, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, June 13, 2002 at Park Highlands Nursing Center in Athens.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Bill Honea. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Laudan was born May 15, 1915 in Taylor. He was a trucker and a welder.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Janie Laudan.

Survivors include his wife, Josephine Laudan of Corsicana; sons, James Roland Laudan Jr. and wife Ruth of Corsicana and Fred M. Laudan and wife Karen of Richland-Chambers; grandchildren, Fred Laudan Jr. of Blooming Grove, Renee Anders of Seagoville, Tim Laudan of Ennis, Rachel Riley of Corsicana and Cindy Crawford of Tyler; 10 great-grandchildren; and sister, Wynette Morris and husband Wayne of Cedar Creek.

Pallbearers will be Fred Laudan Jr., Tim Laudan, Greg Anders, Josh Laudan, Jeremy Laudan, Lance Laudan and Garret Anders.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Mittie Cleora 'Mama Cle' 'MeMe' (Brown) Brigham

Mittie Cleora "Mama Cle" "MeMe" Brigham, 92, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, June 13, 2002, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Independent Baptist Church with Pastor Donald Lacey officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Flat Cemeteryin Powell.

Mrs. Brigham was born May 22, 1910 at Elm Flat in Navarro County. She was a member of First Independent Baptist Church, where she served in the Senior Choir, Mission Society and Progressive Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Brigham; father, Jeff Brown; mother, Hattie Porter; daughter, Hattie Jones; two sons, Willie Fair and Jollie Melvin Burr; brother, ODell Brown; and sister, Berthena Williams.

Survivors include six grandchildren, Cathycnia A. Watson, Leslie A. Bowens, Rauslyn R. Canady (Larry), Monica B. Lee, Joyce Chandler (Sidney) and David Crittendon; nine great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Della Steward and Barbara Dean Sweat (Elmer); one sister-in-law, Myrtle Brown; two special friends, Virdie Davis and Betty Evans; and other nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and other friends.

Pallbearers will be Leslie Arvin Bowens, Larry Evans, Freddie Jones, Donald Chi Watson, Leslie C. Watson and Roy Lee Williams.

Family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at 65B Northwest Apartments.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


Raymon Lee Gowan
Jan 15, 1918 - Aug 16, 1985

Raymon L. Gowan, 76, of Corsicana, died Friday.

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home. 

He was a Chatfield native and lifelong Navarro County resident. he was retired from Mobil Oil Co., and a member of the Baptist church. 

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Curtis Gowan of Corsicana; three daughters Mrs. Carroll Pagan of Beaumont, Mrs. Cynthia Patterson of Chesapeake Beach, Md., and Miss Debbie Lynn Gowan of Dallas; his mother, Mrs. Opal Gowan of Corsicana; a brother R. T. Gowan of Roane; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Raymon L. Gowan, 67, of Corsicana died Friday.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in New Chatfield Cemetery.

He was a Chatfield native and a lifelong Navarro County resident. He was retired from Mobile Oil Co., and a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Curtis Gowan of Corsicana; three daughters Mrs. Carroll Pagan of Beaumont, Mrs. Cynthia Patterson of Chesapeake Beach, Md., and Miss Debbie Lynn Gowan of Dallas; his mother, Mrs. Opal Gowan of Corsicana; a brother, R. T. Gowan of Roane; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Bob Taylor, Leroy Butler, Cy Henson, Bob Wetsel, Larry Hawthorne and Bob Turner.

Honorary pallbearers are from Mobile Pipeline.

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William "Gene" Braddock

The Daily Sun 1996

William (Gene) Braddock, 68 of Rice, died April 20, 1996, at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Griffin Roughton Chapel with Rev. Bill McConnelle officiating. Burial will be in Rice.

Pallbearers will be J. W. Atchley, Johnny McClure, Jerald Colvin, Steve McQuary, Ricky Lancaster and Jay Colvin.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 tonight. Mr. Braddock was born May 20, 1927, in Phillips Chapel. He was a rancher and worked at auction sales in Angus and Hubbard until recently.    Survivors include: three sons, Stephen Braddock of Ennis, Ricky Braddock of Rice and Roger Braddock of Kaufman; two daughters, Linda Bernal of Corsicana and Debby Hunt of Emhouse; four brothers, Johnie Braddock of Hill Top Lake, Rex Braddock of Arlington, Glyn Braddock of Argyle and Grover Braddock of Arlington; six sisters, Letha Mae McQuary of Kerens, Louise Bennett of Ennis, Ruth Perry of Ennis, Dorothy Turner of Arlington, Ginna Nunn of Arlington and Nita Bradshaw of Ennis; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin Roughton Funeral Home.

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Hattie Bell (Blissette) Gowan 
Feb 10, 1890 - Oct 26, 1929

A Tribute Of Respect    

Dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Hattie (Blissette) Gowan who died Oct. 26, 1929. We knew her in her innocent girlhood, In the blossom of promising youth; And the splendid quailty of her make up Was the essence of honor and truth.   She was modest, reserved and considerate In the home or away; She was kind, respectful and smiling- And always the same each day.   She loved the beauties of life With all its pleasures and pain, And it offered the same to her as it does to us to gain.   In the strength of her womanhood buoyancy She was gentle, kind and true; Doubtless she had bravely determined Her course in life to pursue.   But the hand of pain and afflictions Upon her heavily lay, and surely she paid the penalty we all will have to pay.   We do not know the place, nor when the hour shall be, But until every one that liveth there is truly a Destiny.   

Close by her weary bedside We know that parental love Was poured from breaking hearts the anguish pain to remove With friends and other loved ones, The hard, fierce battle was fought; 

 But slowly her life went out the hand of God was wrought.   In carnality of natural weakness We know not the reason why That one so loved and cherished Should wither away and die. But God who planted and watered And gave her the strength to grow, Reached down his mighty hand And willed it to be so.   

If we could draw the curtain back, And see the future revealed, Who knows the trouble and sorrow That are in its folds concealed.   

Let us be submissive to Him Let us say thy will be done, And press on in the battle Till victory we have won.   She was laid to rest by the side of her four babies at Post Oak cemetery Saturday afternoon at four o'clock beneath a bower of beautiful flowers, Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Carraway of Chatfield. She is survived by her husband, R. L. Gowan, sons, R. T. and Raymond; Parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.W. Blissette; brothers, Alex, Tonnie, Henry, Foy and a host of relatives and friends to murn over her early departure.   Pall bearers were Dave Wyle, B. G. Mayo, Joe Sims, J. K. Breham, Eddie Mederis, Buddo Gorman.   Trust it all with Jesus, Look to him and say: God was good in giving, And just in taking away.   Respectfully submitted by her sister-in-law, Mrs. T. A. Gowan, Roane.   

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  • Submitted by Tanna Rogers Haynes  June 2002
  • Newspaper unknown (clipping found in my Grandmothers' Bible)   

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BURIED SATURDAY POST OAK CEMETERY

Mrs. Hattie Bell Gowan, 39, died at the family residence in the Chatfield community Saturday morning at 3 o’clock and the funeral was held at Post Oak Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The funeral was conducted by Rev. A. C. Carraway, Methodist minister of Chatfield. The family had resided in the Chatfield community for 12 years.

Surviving are her husband, R. L. Gowan, two children, parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Blissitt, Chatfield, four brothers and other relatives.

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Flossie (Brandon) Ware
July 3, 1909 - June 15, 2002

Flossie Brandon Ware, 92, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2002 at her daughter's home in Granbury.

Funeral: 9 a.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Chapel. Graveside service: 1 p.m. Wednesday in Round Prairie Cemetery , Kerens. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Flossie was born July 3, 1909 in Lillie. She graduated in the class of 1928 from Mineral Wells High School. She attended Jacksonville Baptist College in Jacksonville in the mid 1940's and completed her bachelor degree at North Texas University in Denton. Flossie, with deceased spouse of 64 years, El J. Ware, was the co-owner of Ware's Transfer and Storage in Mineral Wells. She was one of a very few females to possess and operate large semi-truck rigs; the two of them owned and operated a major trucking buiness in Odessa during World War II.

Flossie, and Baptist pastor husband, El J., was instrumental in the organization of numerous missions and 13 churches in the area. A number of the churches, affiliated with the Missionary Baptist Association of North America, are located in Tarrant and surrounding counties. The Wares were active in church "singings" throughout the Metroplex and participated with groups involved in the Stamps and Stamps-Baxter music enjoyed by numerous denominational groups. They also helped host "singing schools" in a number of churches in the 50's and 60's.

Flossie was a member of Wyatt Drive Baptist Church in White Settlement, one of the previously mentioned churches she helped establish. In addition to Fort Worth, Flossie formerly resided in Mineral Wells, Kerens, Jacksonville and at death, Granbury.

Flossie was preceded in death by husband, El J. Ware; parents, James Alvis "Daddy Tump" and Minnie Talula Brandon; son, Naaman Henry Ware of White Settlement; grandson, Gary Ware; granddaughter, Jamie Penisten; and all her siblings, sisters, Wilma Smith, Thelma Dyson, Fleda Godwin, Gazelle Patterson and Naomi Hull-Pearce; and brother, William Henry Brandon.

Survivors: Sons, Carlton J. Ware of Fort Worth, Gorman E. Ware of Mineral Wells and Philip E. Ware of Fort Worth; daughters, Sarah Ware Conn of Granbury and Talula Ware Hawk of Aledo; 24 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Ft Worth Star Telegram 6/18/2002

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Corsicana Daily Sun 6/18/2002

Flossie Brandon Ware

Flossie Brandon Ware, 92, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2002 at her daughter's home in Granbury.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home, 3100 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth.

Services will be 9 a.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Chapel. Graveside services will follow at 1 p.m. at Round Prairie Cemetery in Kerens.

Mrs. Ware was born July 3, 1909 in Lillie. She graduated in class of 1928 from Mineral Wells High School. She attended Jacksonville Baptist College in the mid-1940s and completed her bachelor's degree at North Texas University in Denton. She, with her husband El J. Ware, was the co-owner of Ware's Transfer and Storage in Mineral Wells. She was one of a very few females to possess and operate large semi-truck rigs; the two of them owned and operated a major trucking business in Odessa during World War II.

Mrs. Ware and her Baptist pastor husband were instrumental in the organization of numerous missions and 13 churches. A number of the churches, affiliated with the Missionary Baptist Association of North American, are located in Tarrant and surrounding counties. The Wares were active in church singings throughout the Metroplex and participated with groups involved in the Stamps and Stamps-Baxter music enjoyed by numerous denominational groups. They also helped host singing schools in a number of churches in the 1950s and 1960s.

Mrs. Ware was a member of Wyatt Drive Baptist Church in White Settlement, one of the previously mentioned churches she helped establish. In addition to Fort Worth, she formerly resided in Mineral Wells, Kerens, Jacksonville, and at death Granbury.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, El J. Ware; parents, James Alvis "Daddy Tump" and Minnie Talula Brandon; son, Naaman Henry Ware of White Settlement; grandson, Gary Ware; granddaughter, Jamie Penisten; sisters, Wilma Smith, Thelma Dyson, Fleda Godwin, Gazelle Patterson and Naomi Hull-Pearce; and brother, William Henry Brandon.

Survivors include her sons, Carlton J. Ware of Fort Worth, Gorman E. Ware of Mineral Wells and Philip E. Ware of Fort Worth; daughters, Sarah Ware Conn of Granbury and Talula Ware Hawk of Aledo; 24 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth.

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Adene (Cox) Davidson
Aug. 9, 1913 - Jun 17, 2002

Adene Cox Davidson, 88, of Terrell and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Monday, June 17, 2002 at Windsor Health Center in Terrell after a lengthy illness.

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

A private graveside service will be held at Oakwood CemeteryThursday morning, followed by a celebration of life at 1 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Davidson was born Aug. 9, 1913 in Ben Wheeler and later moved to Rice. She was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where she was a former deacon and member of the singles/doubles class. She was also active at Kinsloe House and member of the Literary Club. She was an avid cook, did excellent needlework and enjoyed playing cards with her many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold M. Davidson; parents; a beloved stepfather; brother, Arville Cox Jr.; and sister, Lera Cox Spencer.

Survivors include her son, John H. Davidson and wife Anne of Terrell; daughter, Betty Ann Sudderth and husband Larry C. of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandchildren, Greg Davidson, Marc Davidson, David Sudderth and Paige Sudderth Polishook and their spouses; great-grandchildren, Dean and Amy Sudderth and Sydney Polishook; brother, A. Wayne Cox and wife Louise; sisters-in-law, Naomi Davidson Blaize and Dorothy Frances Cox; and several beloved nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Irene (Mangrum) Hubbard
Nov 9, 1917 - Jun 10, 2002

Irene Mangrum Hubbard died of heart failure on June 10, 2002, in Corsicana. She was born Nov. 9, 1917, in Kerens to the late Eldridge and Olivia Daniel Mangrum. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Malakoff. She was a housewife, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Malakoff. She has been a resident of the lake area for 24 years, moving from Dallas.

Services were held at First Baptist Church of Malakoff Thursday, June 13, 2002, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Coleman officiating. Interment followed at Samaria Cemetery. Glenn Chism, Ray Chancellor, Jon Oliver, Joseph Oliver, Nantambu Kambon, and Fred Mangrum served as pallbearers. Visitation was at the church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Booker Sparks and Guy Hubbard; parents, Eldridge and Olivia Mangrum; grandparents, Martha and Cannon Daniel; sisters, Grace Gladys, Cannie, Cornelia and Maude; brothers, Percy, Harry, Robert, Williard, and Claxton; granddaughter, Angela McDonald.

Survivors include son, Jesse Tom Hubbard of Detroit, Mich.; daughters, Wanda Olivia Roberts of Dallas, Patricia Diane Hubbard Chism and husband, Glenn, of Duncanville; grandchildren, Jon, Joseph, and Aimee Oliver, and Ray Lee Chancellor; great-grandchildren, Sidney Johnson and Victoria McDonald.

Arrangements were under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home of Malakoff.

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Irene (Mangrum) Hubbard

HUBBARD
IRENE MANGRUM, died of heart failure on 6-10-2002 in Corsicana, TX.  Funeral Services will be held at 1st Baptist Church in Malakoff, TX Thurs, 6-13-2002 at 1 pm.  Burial will follow at Samaria Cemetery.  Visitation will be at the church from 11am - 1pm.  Survivors include: Son Jesse Tom Hubbard of Detroit, Michigan, Daughters: Wanda Olivia Roberts of Dallas, Texas, Patricia Diana Hubbard Chism, and husband Glenn of Duncanville, TX, 4 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren, Arrangements are under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home of Malakoff, Texas.


Anderson Young
May 10, 1920 - Feb 28, 2002

Services for Anderson Young, 81, of Lubbock were held Wednesday at the A.W. Wilson Chapel of Jamison's Funeral Home with the Rev. Homer Avery officiating.

Burial was in the City of Lubbock Cemetery under the direction of Jamison's Funeral Home of Lubbock.

He died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002.

He was born May 10, 1920, in Corsicana and married Daisy Lee Young. He moved to Lubbock from Corsicana. He was employed by a Lubbock meat-packing company for many years. He served in the Army during World War II.

Survivors include his wife; and a brother, Lester Sr. of Lubbock.


Merritt H. Barnes
Sep 8, 1920 - May 26, 2002

BIG SPRING — Graveside services for Merritt H. Barnes, 81, of Big Spring will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Memorial Park with Curtis Barnes officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home of Big Spring.

He died Sunday, May 26, 2002.

He was born Sept. 8, 1920, in Corsicana. He moved to Big Spring in 1930. He worked for a railroad as a fireman and an engineer for 35 years, retiring in 1985. He was one of the first contractors to build homes in the Sand Springs area and in Kentwood. He served in the Army under Gen. George S. Patton during World War II.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Joetta Graham.

Survivors include two sons, M. H. "Buster" of Midland and Curtis of Irondale, Ala.; a daughter, Deanie Burdette of Big Spring; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren


James Albert Irwin
Apr 8, 1955 - Nov 27, 2001
 

Services for James A. Irwin, 46, of Lubbock will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Sanders Funeral Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Renae Phillips officiating.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Younger Cemetery in Corsicana.

Burial will be under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home.

Memorial services for James will be at 2 p.m., Sunday in the White Rock Community Church in Dallas with the Rev. Dean Bishop officiating.

He died on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001.

He was born April 8, 1955, in Matador. He recently returned to Lubbock in 2001 from Dallas, where he had been a resident for the past 25 years. He graduated from Patton Springs High School in Afton and attended Texas Tech University. He was a member of White Rock Community Church, where he served as the church historian and volunteered with the White Rock Friends Ministry. He also was a volunteer for the Salvation Army of Dallas. He retired from Southwestern Bell as an accountant.

Survivors include his mother, Nelda Jo Irwin of Crosbyton; and a sister, Jackie Irwin of Lubbock.

The family suggest memorials to the Salvation Army, 1111 16th St., Lubbock, TX 79401 or the White Rock Community Church in Dallas


Billy Gene Pevehouse 
Dec 16, 1932 - May 26, 2002

Bill Pevehouse

Services for Bill Pevehouse, 69, of Lubbock will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Resthaven's Abbey Chapel with the Rev. Scott Edmondson officiating.

Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

He died Sunday May 26, 2002.

He was born Dec. 16, 1932 in Frost. He served in the Army in the Korean War. He married Betty Rinehart on Nov. 2, 1956. He was a truck driver with Llano Grocery Distributors.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Billy of Amarillo; two daughters, Kelly Franklin and Jan Brooks, both of Lubbock; a brother, Charles of Lubbock; two sisters, Jo Royston of Phoenix, Ariz., and Kathryn Brown of Lubbock; and six grandchildren.

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  • Son of Samuel Leonard & Beulah Elanora (Reed) Pevehouse

Billy Watts

HILLSBORO — Services for Billy Joe Watts, 71, of Dallas will be at 2 p.m. today at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel with the Rev. Reed Justus officiating.

Burial will be in Salem-Irene Cemetery under the direction of Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors of Hillsboro.

He died Tuesday, March 19, 2002.

He was born Aug. 21, 1930, in Frost and had lived in Dallas since the late 1940s. He married Nell Chappell on March 26, 1954, in Dallas. She died Dec. 23, 2001. He enlisted in the Army on Jan. 11, 1951, in Waco and was discharged on Dec. 16, 1953, at Camp Chaffer, Ark. He was a machinist for L.T.V. Corp. from 1956 until retiring Dec. 31, 2000.

Survivors include a daughter, Belinda Padgett of Lubbock; a brother, Jimmy of Dallas; and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.


Larry Washington

Graveside services for Larry Wayne Washington, 46, of Lubbock, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in city of Lubbock Cemetery with Ken Cartwright officiating.

Burial will be under the direction of Rix Funeral Directors.

He died Sunday, June 9, 2002.

He was born Nov. 29, 1955, in Kerens and was a resident of the Lubbock State School.

Survivors include his mother, Minnie Mae Washington of Plainview; five sisters, Joe Ann Jackson of Amarillo, Barbara Washington and Bobbie Robinson, both of Plainview, Stella Finch of Floydada and Linda Harris of Cold Spring; seven brothers, Larry Brown of Floydada, Tommy, Melvin and Johnny Washington, all of Plainview, Leonard of Kress, Freddie Washington of Austin and Prezel Jr. of Santa Anna.

The family suggests memorials to Volunteer Services at Lubbock State School, P.O. Box 5696, Lubbock, 79408


E. B. "Gene" Stanley
Nov 23, 1914 - Feb 6, 2002

SPADE — Services for E. B. "Gene" Stanley, 87, of Spade will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Spade Church of Christ with Duane Johnson and Bob Greg officiating.

Burial will be in Littlefield Memorial Park under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home of Sudan.

He died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002.

He was born Nov. 23, 1914, in Navarro County and married Elizabeth Beatrice "B" Clevenger on Dec. 18, 1937, in Clovis, N.M. He graduated from Sudan High School and was a farmer. He was an elder at Spade Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Dale and Larry, both of Littlefield, and Royce of Midland; a daughter, Joyce Allamon of Lubbock; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the New Mexico Children's Home, 1356 NM 236, Portales, NM 88130-9411; or Hospice of Lubbock, P.O. Box 53276, Lubbock, TX 79453

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John Edwin ‘Red’ Gorman

GILMER — Services for John Edwin “Red” Gorman, 71, of Big Sandy will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2002, at the First Christian Church in Big Sandy with Eddie Carter and Todd Shipley officiating. Interment will follow in Chilton Cemetery in Upshur County. Arrangements are under the direction of Croley Funeral Home in Gilmer. Mr. Gorman died Monday, May 27, 2002, in Tyler.

He was born Dec. 24, 1930, in Big Sandy. He married Mary Lynn Banks in Corsicana on Aug. 20, 1955. Mr. Gorman had worked as a switchman-brakeman for the Cotton Belt Railroad. He served in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lynn Gorman of Big Sandy; two sons, Terry Gorman and Jerry Gorman, both of Big Sandy; a daughter, Sharon “Sister” Paye of Lake Hawkins; his brothers, W. B. “Buddy” Gorman Jr. and Charles “Chevy” Gorman, both of Big Sandy; one sister, Mary Jane Stooksberry of Big Sandy; three grandchildren, Alanna Paye, Christi Paye and Terra Gorman. Mr. Gorman was preceded in death by his parents, Boyd and Lucy Gorman, and one son, Edwin Eugene Gorman.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Baird, Odis Hammock, Don Henderson, Billy Earl Hobbs, Charlie Howell, Frank Howell, Mike Thomas and J. R. Worthen.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today, May 29, at the funeral home


Pauline (Fields) Davis

Sullivan Family Funeral Home

Pauline F. Davis, 99, of Marshall, Texas, died May 31, 2002 in Marshall. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Travis Street Chapel of the Sullivan Funeral Home in Marshall, with the Rev. Clyde Copeland and the Rev. John Sullens officiating. Interment will follow in Algoma Cemetery North under the direction of the Sullivan Funeral Home. Family visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Monday evening at the Travis Street Chapel.

Pauline Davis was born on Sept. 25, 1902 in Corsicana, Texas to Calvin Bruce and Alma Anderson Fields. She attended Corsicana public schools and married Lonzo Robert Davis on May 22, 1922 in Marshall. She worked as a flower arranger for Johnson's Floral until retiring. She was a member of the Aurora Chapter 9 Eastern Star and was a former member of the Amaryllis Beatty Garden Club. She was a member of the Port Caddo Baptist Church since 1932. She taught in the Junior Department for over 25 years and was the former secretary of the University Department.

Survivors include two sons, Lonzo Davis Jr. and his wife Mae of Clearwater, Fla.; Bob Davis and his wife Edna of Marshall; four grandchildren, Robert Davis of Florida; Carole Jean Mall of Florida; Patricia Fesser of Virginia; and Bobby J. Davis of Idaho; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Jimmy Fields of Waco, Texas; and two nieces, Margie Johnson and Katherine Hall.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonzo Robert Davis, in 1966; and her grandson, Larry Davis, in 1951.

Memorials may be sent to the Port Caddo Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be P. H. Blalock, Kent Mullikin, Hans Mullikin, John Parker, Gus Ash and Don Rives.

Honorary pallbearers will be Woodrow Rives and Dr. Orin Littlejohn


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