Dewey Harold Beal, 72, of Corsicana passed
away Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at
Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Steve Orbison and Russell Bankes
officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman
Pallbearers will be Dick Aldama, Jonathan
Beal, Michael Burleson, Rex DeFord, Glen Gannon and John Brown.
Mr. Beal was born Oct. 28, 1929 in Avinger
to Joseph and Ruby Beal. He graduated from Avinger High School then
attended Radio School of Broadcasting in Dallas. He has worked for
KAND Radio for 50 years, and was in the radio business for 53 years.
Mr. Beal reported Corsicana rainfall for the Fort Worth weather
bureau for over 25 years. He was a member of Westhill Church of
Christ for many years and was a member of North Beaton Church of
Christ at the time of his death.
He was preceded in death by his parents and
Survivors include his wife, Lilah Beal of
Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Donny and Karen Beal and David
and Connie Beal, all of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie
and Chuck Nance of Birmingham, Ala.; grandchildren, Jonathan Beal of
Denton, Lindsay Beal of Corsicana, Michael Burleson of Mesquite,
Hogan Nance of Birmingham, Ala.; and sisters, Pauline Stewart of
Glendon and Mildred Aldeison of Lewisville.
Memorials may be made to North Beaton
Church of Christ Building Fund, 2725 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, Texas
Melba Putman, 73, of Navarro Mills passed
away Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at her residence.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m.
today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at
Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Marvin Moore officiating.
Interment will follow at Dresden
Pallbearers will be Bonner French, Doug
Fraley, Gerald Griffith, Elwin Rhoads, Melvin Davis and Jimmy
Mrs. Putman was born Feb. 14, 1929 in
Purdon to Sherman Richard Crenshaw and Mary Ava Milton Crenshaw. She
was a member of Blooming Grove United Methodist Church. She was a
She was preceded in death by her husband,
John C. Putman; and parents.
Survivors include her sons, John M. Putman
and wife Rose of Corsicana, and Sherman L. Putman and Mary Sharp of
Navarro Mills; very special aunt, Ruby Lynch of Corsicana;
grandchildren, Stephanie and Chad Adams of Lewisville, Joshua Putman
of College Station, Tiffany Putman of Ennis, and B. C. Putman, Lisa
Randolph and Leslie Randolph, all of Corsicana; and
great-grandchildren, Blake Adams and Emilie Adams, both of
Floyd Reynold "Reyn" Bell, 88, of
Eureka passed away Thursday, July 25, 2002 at Navarro Regional
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today
at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at First
Pentecostal Church of God with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating.
Interment will follow at Eureka
Pallbearers will be Paul Fountain, Jimmy
Dale Bell, Melvin Breedlove, David Lee Bell, Brad Arnett and Jeffery
Stieg. Honorary pallbearers will be Stephen Bell, Pete Coker,
Carroll Sigman, R. C. Ashley, James Hutchins and V. F.
Mr. Bell was born July 22, 1914 in Eureka
to Walter Sydney "Doc" Bell and Mary Ella Humphries Bell.
He worked for Ennis Furniture for many years. He served in the U.S.
He was preceded in death by his parents and
Survivors include his wife, Lucy Bell of
Eureka, whom he married Aug. 29, 1936; son, James Floyd Bell and
wife Joyce of Corsicana; daughter, Mary Lou Stieg and husband Harold
of Waco; niece, Ozell Hutchins of Eureka; nephew, V. F.
"Tutor" Bell of Eureka; six grandchildren, three step
grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and eight step
Geneva Mae Madden, 82, of Irving passed
away Thursday, July 25, 2002 in Irving.
Services will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Corley
Funeral Chapel with her son-in-law the Rev. Roland Wright
officiating and her granddaughter Francesca playing the violin.
Interment will follow at Oakwood
Pallbearers will be members of her loving
Mrs. Madden was born Aug. 10, 1919 in
Corsicana and had lived in Irving since 1953.
She was preceded in death by her husband of
34 years, Lee Charles Madden.
Survivors include her daughter and
son-in-law, Hazel and Roland Wright of Irving; granddaughters, Janet
Butman of Irving and Tina Hutchings of Cleburne;
great-granddaughters, Dana and Francesca Riedle of Irving and Jordan
and Tristin Hutchings of Cleburne; sisters, Opal Warren of Wortham
and Evelyn Harrison of Fort Worth; brother-in-law, Otis Ellis of
Purdon; and many loving nieces and nephews.
OBITUARY: Corsicana Daily Sun, Friday, March 13, 1970
Mrs. Pryor Dies Thursday.
Mrs. G. E. Pryor, 88, native of Alabama, died Thursday at the Twilight Home. She had been a resident of Corsicana since 1941 and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home with the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt in charge. Interment will be in
Hamilton Cemetery. Survivors include three sons, Wallace Pryor of Corsicana,
J. T. Pryor of Monahans, and Worsham Pryor of Tulsa, Oklahoma; three daughters, Mrs. Nathan Crouch of Denison, Mrs. Thelma Brown of Corsicana and Mrs. Peeples of Tulsa, Oklahoma, ten grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Married George Elmer Pryor (1872-1950) on 16 January 1898
in Navarro Co., TX. He is also buried at the Hamilton-Beeman
OBITUARY: Corsicana Daily Sun, July 16, 1979
Funeral Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Wallace Pryor, 78, of Rt. 3, Corsicana. He died last night at Memorial Hospital. Danny Blevins will officiate the services with the burial to be at
Mr. Pryor was a retired rancher and was in the real estate business in Corsicana. A member of the Masonic Lodge, he obtained his 32nd Degree, and was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. He was a member of the Pursley Missionary Church.
Mr. Pryor is survived by his wife, Mrs. Wallace Pryor of Corsicana; two brothers, J. T. Pryor of Monahans and Worsham Pryor of Odessa; three sisters, Mrs. N. C. Crouch of Dennison, Mrs. Gladys Peoples of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mrs. Thelma Brown of Corsicana; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Thelma Pryor; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Fellow Masons will be pallbearers and in charge of graveside services.
WW Pryor, aged 78 years, long time
resident of Navarro county, died suddenly Monday afternoon.
Funeral services will be held from
the Corley Funeral Chapel Funeral chapel Wednesday afternoon at . The rites will be conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge,
pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will be in the
Surviving are five sons, Elmer
Pryor, Corsicana; J W Pryor, Electra,
Raymond Pryor, Katy; Earl Pryor, US Army; three daughters, Mrs. J D Brown,
Conroe; Miss Mattie Lou Pryor, Corsicana; and Mrs. Ruby Spears, Corsicana; three
sisters, Mrs. Lee Skelton, Osage, Okla.; Mrs. Cynthia Dunston, Port Arthur, and
Mrs. M. F. Wilson, Corsicana; six grandchildren and other relatives.
Born in Corsicana, Texas. Interment in
Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana next to her mother, Mary Bain DeChaume
and father, George T. DeChaume. Survivors include: Children - Verna
Lynn Williams of Houston, TX; Lela Anne Cargill of Leander, TX;
George Andrew Payne of Ft. Worth, TX. Grandchildren - Johnny Carol
Williams, David Elton Williams, Richard Lawler, Krista Payne, Kara
Payne, Kory Payne. Great-Grandchildren - John Christopher Williams,
Matthew David Williams, Austin Michael Williams, Nathan Robert
Williams. Whereabouts unknown - James E. Midgett (spouse).
George W. Little Jr., passed from this life Tuesday, December
11, 2001, at the age of 86. He was born October 2, 1915, to George
Sr. and Willie Mae Powell Little in Corsicana, Texas. He and
Ruby Inez Salkill were married on July 10, 1936, in Duncan,
Mr. Little was a chief delivery gaugeman and worked for Mobil
Oil Company for forty years. He was a member of the Church of
Survivors include: his wife of 65 years, Inez Little; three
daughters - Georgia Anna Reger of Waurika, OK, Carolyn Jeanette
Montgomery of Westfield, IN, and Paula Ruth Dillard of Lafayette,
IN; three sisters - Annie Welch of Duncan, OK, Bessie Hart of
Duncan, OK, and Martha Tharpe of Dallas, TX; six grandchildren;
fifteen great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Little is preceded in death by his parents.
Services for Mr. Little were at 10:00 AM, Friday, December 14,
2001, at the Church of Christ in Waurika with Noel Curington and Bob
Harrison officiating. Burial was in the Waurika Cemetery under the
direction of the Dudley Funeral Home of Waurika.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
Shamala Mission or Westview Boys Home.
"Mrs. T. U. 'Cora' Bowden, 93, of Corsicana, died Jan.
22, 1992, at Mel-Haven Nursing Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel,
with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial
will be in the Oakwood
She was born Feb. 6, 1898, in Hester, Texas, the daughter of
Ernest Kirby Hervy and Willie Elliot Hervy. She was a
resident of Corsicana for many years and a member of the First
Baptist Church of Corsicana.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Ulric Bowden.
Survivors include two grandsons, Charles A. Freet Jr. of
Dallas, and Thomas G. Freet of Kingwood; and one sister, Mrs. Thelma
Farmer of Corsicana."
Thomas Ulric Bowden died July 15, 1985 in Corsicana, Texas and
was buried July 16 at Oakwood
Cemetery there. He was born November 22, 1897 at Rice, Texas,
the son of Mattie and Thomas H. Bowden.
Thomas Ulric Bowden married Cora Griselda Hervey on October 5,
1919 at Corsicana, Texas. She was the daughter of Willie E. Elliott
and Ernest Kirby Hervey. Thomas and Cora had one daughter, Thelma
Thomas worked as a carpenter, a builder until he was 80 years
old and suffered a stroke from which he never fully recovered.
Thomas is survived by his wife Cora Griselda Hervey Bowden of
Corsicana, Texas and two grandsons Charles A. Freet of Dallas, Texas
and Thomas G. Freet with his wife Janice Deanne McKay of Longview.
Charles Arthur Freet died on June 26, 1985 in Dallas, Texas of
heart arrest and was buried at Oakwood
Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas on June 28, 1985. He was born on
May 14, 1922 in Fort Stockton, Texas the only child of Vera Rollins
and Arthur T. Freet.
Charles Arthur Freet served in the Army in the European
Theatre during World War II, attaining the rank of Staff Seargent.
He attended Tyler Junior College for two years. Charles married
Thelma Dolores Bowden (daughter of Cora Griselda Hervey Bowden and
Thomas Ulric Bowden) on November 5, 1948 in Corsicana, Texas. The
couple had two children, Charles Arthur Freet, Jr. and Thomas
Charles worked for Southwestern Bell for 30 years in locations
including Corsicana, Tyler, Dallas, Terrell, and Longview before he
had to take a disability retirement 13 years ago which was brought
about by kidney failure. Despite being on dialysis three days each
week, Charles worked part time for the last eight years as director
of development of the First Baptist Academy in Dallas where he
raised funds and helped find support for scholarships.
Charles is survived by his sons: Charles A. Freet, Jr. of
Dallas and Thomas G. Freet and wife Janice Deanne McKay Freet of
Longview, Texas; and by his mother Vera Rollins Freet of Lubbock,
Texas. Charles was predeceased by his wife Thelma who died September
Willma B. "Billie" Stebens, 83, a resident of Lake
San Marcos, passed away in her home on Aug. 4, 2001, after a lengthy
She was born on Jan. 2, 1918, in Corsicana, Texas. After graduating
from Indiana University with a bachelor of science degree she
married Walter F. Stebens Jr. a flying cadet at the Primary Flying
School in Corsicana. They were married on Jan. 10, 1942. After being
stationed throughout the U.S. and Europe with her husband during his
military and civil career they settled in Lake San Marcos in 1979.
Billie enjoyed traveling with her husband and friends. Her parents,
Fred W. Barth and Emy Bodeman Barth, her sister Louise B. Reilly and
her son Roger L. Stebens preceded her in death. Her husband, Walter
and her daughter, Dianne L. Stebens, both of Lake San Marcos survive
Billie is being cremated and will be interred at a later date.
A celebration of her life is also being planned.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vitas
Hospice of San Diego, 8880 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego, CA 92108,
or the American Lung Association, 2750 Fourth Ave., San Diego, Ca
Mary Jean Essary, 70, of
Clarksville died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at her home.
She was a native of Corsicana,
Texas, daughter of the late Noah Lee and Mary Agnes Henson Tidwell,
former University of Arkansas employee, and a member of the Bible
Survivors include her husband,
Ernest Essary; one son, Bobby Essary of Huntsville; one daughter,
Debra J. Allen of Clarksville; one sister, Judy Haley of Siloam
Springs; three grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at
10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Cornerstone Baptist Church at 904
Highway 12 West in Bentonville. Arrangements are under the direction
of Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Springdale.
Memorials may be made to Gideon
Bibles, % Gideons International, P. O. Box 1243, Springdale, AR
SSDI: Mary J. Essary; b. 01 Jul 1931; d. 21 Jan
2001; 72830 Clarkssville, Johnson, AR; 467-40-4831
ALLIE MAE AUTRY “Sally” KELLEY passed away
at her home in Houston on 21 Jun 1998 two weeks before her 95th
birthday. She was the only surviving child of Judge
James L. Autry Jr., grandson of Alamo Defender Micajah Autry.
Judge Autry settled in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas near the
property given to heirs of Micajah Autry for service to Texas and
his death in the Alamo. The property remains in the family today and
played no small part as capital for descendants ability to
contribute to the welfare of Texans.
Judge Autry was instrumental in establishing
the Texas Bar Association in 1882 and the oil industry in Navarro
County. After resignation as judge of Navarro County, he established
the Texas Fuel Company in 1901 which became the Texaco Company. With
William S. Hogg, he established the Fidelity Bank and Trust Company
in 1914. James and wife Allie Bell Kinsloe Autry were great
benefactors to charitable activities in Houston and Texas including
early causes against mental retardation and tuberculosis. The family
were large supporters of Rice University. Judge Autry’s daughter
Allie Mae Autry Kelley, the great granddaughter of Defender Micajah
Autry continued the family tradition of philanthropy and community
support. She built landmarks at Rice University of The Autry House
honoring her father, Autry Court honoring her mother and Allie
Kelley Dittmar Lounge in the Student Union in memory of a daughter.
She was the force behind the Friends of Fondren Library at Rice and
the Woodson Research Center where Micajah Autry’s letters and
documents are housed.
Submitted to the
Alamo Forum by William McKeehan Ms. Allie Mae Autry “Sally” Kelley's
obituary in the [Houston] Chronicle was brought to my attention
by colleagues. Below is an extract with a biography of
Micajah Autry from New Handbook [of Texas]. One might say that
Alamo Defender Micajah Autry was responsible in part for the
place where we fill our gas tanks everyday, Texaco.
Funeral services for Willie Spence, 71, will be
at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in Johnson Funeral Home.
The Rev. Dan Landry will officiate. Burial will
be in Consolata Cemetery.
Visitation is 3-10 p.m. today, with a scripture
service at 6 p.m., and from 8 a.m. Monday.
Mr. Spence died at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.
2001, in a local hospital.
He was a native of Corsicana, Texas, and had
lived in Lake Charles for the past 47 years. He worked for
Schlumberger for 30 years where he retired as an operator. He served
in the U.S. Navy during the Korean
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Sepulvado
Spence of Lake Charles; three sons, Donnie Spence of Houston, Robert
S. Spence of Sulphur and Richard S. Spence of Moss Bluff; two
daughters, Debbie Royer and Patricia Fontenot, both of Lake Charles;
12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
SSDI: Willie Spence; b. 07 Dec 1929; d. 01 Dec 2001; Lake
Charles LA; 437-30-9938
Anne Cecil Sowell Palmer Wilson, age 77, of
Hondo passed away May 11, 2002, in San Antonio. She was born in
Corsicana on May 3, 1925. Funeral was
held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at St. Paul LutheraChurch with
Pastor David J. Mayer officiating. Interment followed in the
Hondo Cemetery, Oakwood Section.
( The Hondo Anvil )
Anne Cecil Sowell Palmer Wilson
Anne Cecil Sowell Palmer Wilson, of
Hondo, TX, passed away May 11, 2002 at the age of 77. She was born May 3, 1925
in Corsicana, TX, to Joseph Goodloe and Julia Berthelsen Sowell. She was a
retired elementary school teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Charles Morris Palmer; daughter, Nona Palmer Costello and husband, Lawrence Hale
Wilson. She is survived and loved by children, Charles and Christine, Julia,
Henry and Debra, Bill and Kathy; stepchildren, Jerry and Louise Wilson, Jeanette
and Herbert Ray Mann; grandchildren, Karrisa Costello, Rebecca, Julie, Brewer,
Rachel, Harrison, Hannah, Jacob, Zachary and Madison Palmer, David Wilson,
Melissa and Jessica Mann; great-granddaughter, Kylee; brothers, Joe Sowell and
wife Jan, Henry Sowell and wife Eileen; sister, Judy King and husband Bob.
Visitation will be Wednesday, May 15, 2002, 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Guinn-Horger
Chapel. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, May 16, 2002, 10 A.M., at First
United Methodist Church, Hondo. Interment will follow at 1:00 P.M. at Fort Sam
Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX. The family suggests memorials be
made to the charity of choice. Arrangements by Guinn-Horger Funeral Home.
Masonic service for Darwood Morris Crain, 73, of Dallas will
be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Magnolia Cemetery with the Rev. Steve
Holcombe officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey
& Foster Funeral Home. Mr. Crain died Monday at Doctor’s
Hospital in Dallas. He was born Jan. 22, 1928 in Corsicana to Henry
Lee and Emma Lee Higgenbotham Crain. Mr. Crain was a store manager
for Good Neighbor in Arlington. He was a member of the Casa View
Baptist Church and was a Mason, Shriner and Scottish Rites. He is
survived by his wife, Delores Crain of Dallas; daughters, Sandra
Irene Perdue of Hutchins and Nena Jenkins of Mesquite; sons, Dwaine
Morris Crain of Terrell and Ricky Allan Crain of Dallas, sister,
Ruby of Washington; brothers, Coy Crain of South Houston, Thurman
Crain of Tyler and James Crain of Houston. Honorary pallbearers will
be Robert Gardner and Newt Campbell. Condolence calls will be
received from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. * Herald-Press
Charles Reese (Uncle Charlie) Gibson,
newspaperman and political figure, the son of Judge Charles and
Clarissa (McDowell) Gibson, was born on June 21, 1842, in Oakville,
Lawrence County, Alabama. The elder Gibson was a well-known jurist
in pioneer Alabama. Charles, after receiving a basic education at
Speake School near Oakville, traveled to Moulton and Somerville for
additional instruction offered by the Immortal Freemen. When the
Civil War began, he was attending law school at Cumberland
University in Lebanon, Tennessee. He enlisted in the Confederate
Army as a private and was assigned to Company F of the Sixteenth
Alabama Infantry. Under the command of Col. W. B. Wood, Gibson
advanced to the rank of sergeant major. The Sixteenth surrendered at
Decatur, Alabama, in the spring of 1865. After the war Gibson
obtained a license to practice law in Moulton.
He moved to Waxahachie, Texas, at the beginning
of 1867. He served as district and county clerk of Ellis County from
1869 to 1873 and was elected to the lower house of the state
legislature in 1878 as a Democrat. He served in the Sixteenth,
Seventeenth, and Eighteenth legislatures and was elected speaker of
the House for his last term.
In 1874 he published the first newspaper in
Waxahachie, the Ellis County News, which opened with the motto,
"Uphold the Right...Denounce the Wrong." After selling the
News, Gibson founded the Waxahachie Enterprise and published the
first issue of that paper in January 1876. Upon election to the
state legislature he sold the paper. He edited the Waxahachie Mirror
in 1881 and returned to the city newspaper staff in 1900 to write
his morning "squibs" for the Waxahachie Daily Light and
the Weekly Enterprise. This work gave the veteran newspaperman much
enjoyment and recognition, because, until his death, he was
considered to be one of the most interesting "paragraphers"
in the area.
Uncle Charlie, as he was called in his later
years, was a distinguished member of the Independent Order of Odd
Fellows and helped establish lodges in fifteen Texas towns. He was a
member of the Canton, the highest degree of Odd Fellowship, and lent
his experience and expertise to the organization by editing and
publishing the Texas Odd Fellow, the official organ of the lodge. He
was also one of the founders of the
Widows' and Orphans' Home at Corsicana. With
fifty-four years of continuous membership, Gibson was the last
surviving charter member of Waxahachie Lodge No. 80.
In 1867 he married Sallie N. Ellis of
Waxahachie. After bearing four children, she died on April 20, 1877.
He later married Emma Jane Driscoll of Austin, and they had two
children. Gibson died at his home on October 22, 1925. Funeral
services were held at Central Presbyterian Church. He was buried in
the Waxahachie City Cemetery.
James A. Knighten, age 69, passed
away on April 23, 2002 after an extended struggle with Parkinson's
Disease. He was born in Corsicana, TX. Mr. Knighten
served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean
Conflict. He spent the early part of his life as a
musician playing the trombone. He later earned a degree in
education from Texas Technical College, served as a teacher and
later as superintendent of a rural Texas High School. He spent
the latter part of his life as a broker of petroleum land leases,
from which he retired after being diagnosed with Parkinson's
Disease. A champion of hard work and common sense with a humor
to keep it all palatable. Mr. Knighten was a great example
that anything is possible with drive and determination. He is
survived by: daughter, Kathy Jean Johnson and her children;
and son, James, A. Knighten, Jr., who will miss him greatly. A
memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., on May 2, 2002 at the
First Congregational Church in Onondaga.
Ben Lancaster, 93, of Kerens, died Sept. 17,
1993. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at
Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens. The Rev. L. L. Conner and the
Rev. Doug Axtell will officiate. Burial will be in Prairie
Point Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his wife,
Ester Lee Holleman Lancaster; one son, Denver Lancaster; one
daughter, Faye Abbie; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter.
Survivors include two sons, Bob Lancaster of Kerens, Dan Lancaster
of Athens; four daughters, Aileen Robertson, Geraldine McGlaun,
Nell Lancaster, all of Kerens, and Benny Boone of San Antonio; 27
grandchildren; 69 great-grandchildren; and 14
great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Jackie
Lancaster, Jimmie Loyd Abbie, Keith Colvin, Kenny McGlaun, Randy
Boone, Ricky Lancaster, Kent Combs, and Mike Lancaster
Corsicana Daily Sun, Sept. 19, 1993
Mike Danford, 58, of Blooming Grove and
formerly of Dawson, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2002 at Navarro
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8
p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard. A special family
gathering and viewing will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Wade Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday
at Rose Hill Cemetery
in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Charles Wallace officiating.
Mr. Danford was born Oct. 19, 1943 in
Dallas. He had lived in Blooming Grove for the past three years
after living in Dawson for the previous 15 years. He was an avid
horseshoe player and helped establish the Horseshoe Association and
the horseshoe pits, both in Waco. He was an Army veteran having
served as a sergeant. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa Danford
of Blooming Grove; daughters, Kathleen McMahon of Galway, Ireland,
Christine Chism of Johnson City, Jessica Danford of Colorado and
Stephanie Danford of California; brother, Johnny Danford of Dawson;
stepchildren, Lisa McLain, Crystal Spivey and Christopher Mayfield,
all of Boonesville, Miss., Katina Kight and Tamara Mayfield, both of
Corsicana, Heather Hayes of Navarro Mills and Larry Mayfield of
Robinson; seven grandchildren and five step grandchildren.
Mr. Mike Danford, 58, of Blooming Grove died Thursday, July 25, at a Corsicana
hospital. He was born October 19, 1943 in Dallas. He had lived in Dawson for 15
years before moving to Blooming Grove three years ago. An Army veteran, he
helped establish the Waco Horseshoe Association and its horseshoe pits. He was a
Baptist. Survivors include: his wife, Teresa; four daughters, Kathleen McMahon
of Galway, Ireland, Christine Chism of Johnson City, Jessica Danford of Colorado
and Stephanie Danford of California; one brother, Johnny Danford of Dawson;
seven stepchildren, Lisa McLain, Crystal Spivey and Christopher Mayfield, all of
Boonesville, Mississippi, Katina Kight and Tamara Mayfield, both of Corsicana,
Heather Hayes of Navarro Mills and Larry Mayfield of Robinson; seven
grandchildren; and five stepgrandchildren. Graveside services were held at 3:30
p.m. Sunday, July 28, at Rose Hill Cemetery
in Blooming Grove with Rev. Charles Wallace officiating.
Vernon Ray Gullatt, 69, of Canyon passed
away Sunday, July 21, 2002 in an Amarillo hospital after a lengthy
battle with cancer.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at
Marshall and Marshall Funeral Chapel in Whitney with friend and
pastor Mike Stevens officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest
Garden of Memory near Hillsboro. He was laid to rest at the side of
his beloved wife of 32 years, Hazel Dean Gullatt.
Mr. Gullatt was born Dec. 22, 1932 at Black
Hills community in Navarro County to Herman E. Gullatt and Frances
Beatrice (Johnson) Gullatt. Mr. Gullatt, fondly known as
"Punk," was raised in the Mildred/Eureka area. He was a
construction supervisor by trade and an avid gardener by choice. He
had resided in Whitney for 30 years and was an active member of
House of Prayer Church. He lived in Canyon for four months. His
friendly outgoing personality and love of people made him popular
with both family and friends. He will be missed.
Survivors include his wife of four months,
Kay Weldon Gullatt of Canyon; stepchildren, Vi Mays of Terrell,
Franklie Weldon of Wills Point, Lynn Brown and Gradena Phipps, both
of Canyon, and Lee Weldon of Amarillo; children, Raygena Gullatt of
Blooming Grove and Loren Gullatt of Gatesville; brothers, Herman
Gullatt of Corsicana, Tommy Gullatt and wife Elizabeth of Mesquite
and Glenn Gullatt and wife Sherry of Tioga; sisters, Frances Pillans
of Streetman, Peggy Colburn of Lewisville and Betty Taylor and
husband Arnold of Mabank; and a host of niece, nephews and friends.
Arrangements by Marshall and Marshall
Funeral Home of Whitney.
Pearlie E. Hall, 80, of Corsicana passed
away Thursday, July 25, 2002 in Corsicana.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday,
July 30, 2002 at Woodland
Cemetery with the Rev. L. L. Polk officiating. Interment will
Viewing will be Monday from 10 a.m. to 7
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m.
Sunday, August 4, 2002 at Second Mission Baptist Church.
Mrs. Hall was born July 24, 1922 in
Corsicana. She was a member of Second Baptist Church, where she
served as a Sunday school teacher. She was founding member of the
Abyssinian Auxiliary, a church clerk, deaconess and of the Jackson
Ex-Students Association. Her service to the community included the
United Way, the Navarro County Action Committee and the Navarro
County Committee on Aging.
Survivors are a son, Kenneth W. Hall of
Corsicana; devoted friend, Tennie C. Chimney of Corsicana;
goddaughter, Bedissa Lovell of Corsicana; and others.
In lieu of flowers, make your contribution
to the Jackson Ex-Students Association, P.O. Box 1175, Corsicana,
Bruce "C.B" Wright, 63, a retired truck driver for TXI,
died Friday, July 26, 2002, in Corsicana.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial: Mount Olive Cemetery in Scurry. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m.
Monday at the funeral home.
Claude Bruce "C.B." Wright was born Dec. 20, 1938,
in Gray's Prairie, the youngest of eight children. He was a U.S.
Army veteran and served in the Korean War. He was a member of the
National Cutting Horse Association and the American Quarter Horse
Association. He was a loving father and avid horseman. He was
preceded in death by his parents, John James and Bertie Wright;
sisters, Dorothy Shehee and Patsy Brennan; and brother, James
Survivors: Daughters, Wendy and husband, Mark Fulkerson, of
Benbrook and Robin Wright of Dallas; brothers, Forrest Wright of
Euless; and sister, Mildred Riggs of Corsicana.
Claude Bruce 'C. B.' Wright, 63, of
Corsicana passed away Friday, July 26 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at
Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Corley
Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Cemetery in
Mr. Wright was born Dec. 20, 1938 in Gray's
Prairie. He was a member of the National Cutting Horse Association
and the American Quarter Horse Association. The youngest of eight
children, he was a loving father and avid horseman. He was a retired
truck driver for TXI. He served in the Army during the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by sisters Dorothy
Shehee and Patsy Brennan, brother James 'Bud' Wright and parents
John James and Bertie Wright.
Mr. Wright is survived by daughters Wendy
Fulkerson and husband Mark of Benbrook and Robin Wright of Dallas;
brothers Forrest Wright and John Wright, both of Euless; and sister
Mildred Riggs of Corsicana.
Tom Brooks Wheeler, 85, of Corsicana passed
away Friday, July 26, 2002 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at
Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Corley
Funeral Chapel with Rev. Gene Cravens officiating. Interment will
follow at Resthaven
Pallbearers will be friends and family
Mr. Wheeler was born Sept. 19, 1916 in
Tupelo. He was a letter carrier and member of St. Luke United
Methodist Church, IOOF, VFW, DAV, NARFE and NRLCA. He was an former
prisoner of war and served in the U.S. Army during World
He was preceded in death by wife Ethel
Wheeler and daughter Elaine Weyrick.
Mr. Wheeler is survived by daughter Jan
Fedrico and husband Jerry of Waco; granddaughters Megan Michael of
Salem, Mass. and Melissa Michael of Waco; grandson Lee Weyrick of
Austin; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Frances McCord Pendleton, age 87, of
Henrietta died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, in Wichita Falls.
Services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan.
14, 2002, at Crestview Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. John Dillard,
associate pastor at First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment was in Crestview Mausoleum under the direction of Hampton
Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home.
Mrs. Pendleton was born Aug. 11, 1914,
in Frost, Texas. She and H. L. Pendleton Jr. were married Sept. 8,
1933, in Munday, Texas. He preceded her in death in 1959. She worked
at McClurkans for many years.
Survivors include a son, Hap Pendleton
and his wife, Shelli of Henrietta; and two grandchildren, Sean
Pendleton and Michele Manfre.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of
Wichita Falls, Johnson Rd.
Visitation was from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday
at the funeral home.
Mary Ellen Kee, 87 of Olney, Texas,
died Sunday, December 23, 2001, in an Olney nursing center.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 26, 2001, at the Lunn Funeral Home Chapel, with
the Rev. Andy Graham, pastor of the Southside Baptist Church and the
Rev. Claude Hendricks, pastor of the Assembly of God Church,
officiating. Interment will be in the Restland Cemetery under the
direction of Lunn Funeral Home.
Mrs. Kee was born May 26, 1914, in
Frost, Texas to the late William A. and Cora Lee (Duncan) Easley.
She and Joe B. Kee were married August 10, 1931 in Walters,
Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on April 14, 1983. She was a
homemaker. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She moved to
Young County in 1941. She was preceded in death by two sons: Willie
Kee, March 11, 2000, and Richard Kee, June 28, 2001, and one
grandson: Jeffrey Davis Kee, June 1, 1984.
Survivors include five sons: Freddie
Kee, Tommy Kee, Ben Kee and Gerald Kee all of Olney, Texas and Teddy
Kee of Newcastle, Texas; and one daughter: Sandra Forbus of Olney,
Texas; 26 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and seven
Memorials may be made to Hamilton
Hospital, P.O. Box 158, Olney, Texas, 76374 and Olney Cemetery
Association, P.O. Box 217, Olney, Texas 76374.
Alexander Boyd "Alex" Kent, 92, of Waco and formerly of Powell, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Hillcrest Baptist Hospital in Waco.
Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Dr. John Collier officiating. Interment will follow at
Resthaven Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Dan Kent, Bobby Kent, Danny Hale, Mike Thomas, Josh Gober and Aubrey Kindle. Honorary pallbearer will be Royce Bancroft.
Mr. Kent was born Oct. 28, 1907 in Roane. He was a rancher and received a Purple Heart in
World War II, in the European Theater.
Mr. Kent is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Barbara Kent of Waco; grandson and wife, Boyd and Teresa Kent of China Spring; granddaughter and husband, Kim and Danny Hale of China Spring; great-grandchildren, Chelsea and Taylor Kent and Haley Hale, all of China Spring; brothers, Barney Kent of Corsicana and Charles Kent of Powell; sister, Hallie Regan of Texas City; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Services for Elizabeth “Bettie” Tippitt Rogers, of Sherman, and
formerly of Palestine, were held July 11 at St. Stephens Episcopal
Church in Sherman with the Rev. James Sproat officiating. Interment
followed at Oakwood Cemetery
in Corsicana under the direction of Dannel Funeral Home.
Mrs. Rogers died July 8 (2002) in
She was born in Emhouse in Navarro
County to James and Mai Tippitt.
Mrs. Rogers graduated from the
University of Texas in Austin and was a Bluebonnet Belle and a
member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was a member of St.
Stephens Episcopal Church and was active in numerous civic
organizations in Sherman and Dallas.
She lived in Palestine for more than 25
years before moving to Sherman. During this time she was a member of
First United Methodist Church of Palestine. She was a charter member
of the Harvey Woman’s Club and served on the permanent board of
that organization for many years. She also was a member of Dogwood
Garden Club and the William Findley chapter of the Daughters of the
Mrs. Rogers is survived by her husband, Neilson Rogers of Sherman;
son, Hunter Kay of Franklin, Tenn.; daughter, Elizabeth Kay Stites
of Longview; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
If desired, memorials may be made to
Harvey’s Woman’s Club in Palestine.
Services for E.L. “Bud” Massey, 98, of Palestine, will be at
10 a.m. Tuesday at Union Cemetery with the Rev. Lynn Stroud
officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Foster &
Brown Funeral Home of Athens.
Mr. Massey died Sunday in Palestine.
He was born June 20, 1904, in Navarro County to Joe Massey and
Mr. Massey was a retired switcher with the Gragg Oil Company. He
joined the Freeman Baptist Church of Cayuga in 1930.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Allie
Coleson; son, Alfred Massey; daughter, Shirley Massey; and
grandchildren, Kenneth Meador and Alfreda Massey.
Mr. Massey is survived by daughters, Wanda Miller of Chandler,
Alweldy Meador of Cayuga and Glenda Schitoskey of Montalba; nine
grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three
Pallbearers will be Mark Meador, Craig Schitoskey, Dude
Massey, Stevie Quick, Neal Brown and Justin Huddleston.
Condolence calls will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today at
the funeral home.
Gary Wolf, 63, of Corsicana passed away
Saturday, July 27, 2002 in Dallas.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at
Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at
Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at DFW National
Mr. Wolf was born May 3, 1939. He was a
manager at Anchor Glass and a member of VFW Post 3366 in Corsicana.
He was also a Mason.
He was preceded in death by parents Lloyd
and Edna Wolf and brother Gordon Wolf.
Mr. Wolf is survived by wife Ik H. Wolf of
Corsicana; son Shaun Wolf of Plano; daughter Andrea Wolf of Olathe,
Kan.; brothers Elmer Wolf of Grayville, Harold Wolf of Samonauk,
Ill., John Wolf of Bonnie, Ill., David Wolf of Smithton, Ill., Lloyd
D. Wolf of Carmi, Ill. and Joseph Wolf of Centerville, Ill.; and
sister Phyllis Blackford of Salem, Ill.
Frank J. Pannell, 73, of Roane passed away
Sunday, July 28, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at
Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Harold Scott officiating. Interment
will follow at New
Mr. Pannell was born Aug. 1, 1928 in Dallas
to Birdie Pannell and Evella McDonald Pannell. He served in World
Survivors include his wife, Fran Pannell of
Roane; sons, Frank Pannell Jr. of Houston, Johnny Pannell of Nevada,
Texas, Joey Pannell of Conroe, and David Ferguson of Corsicana;
daughters, Barbara Kay Bailey of Anna, Sandra Andrews of Austin,
Susie Boultinghouse of Lampasas; sisters, Niva Murphy of Alvarado
and Ruby Brakefield of Potosi, Mo.; 19 grandchildren and 25
J. C. Mahoney, 69, of Corsicana, died Monday in Dallas. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at
Hamilton Beeman Cemetery with John P. Shero Jr. officiating. Corley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
He was a native of Pursley, member of the Church of Christ at Westhill and served in the Navy during
World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine Mahoney of Corsicana; two sons, Marshall R. Mahoney and David L. Mahoney, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Rita Dominy of Corsicana; four brothers Donald C. Mahoney of Barry, William J. Mahoney and Francis L. Mahoney, both of San Antonio and Bobby R. Mahoney of Tuscon, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Joe Glass, Don Bowen, Calvin Ganze, Carl Garner, Mack Crawford and Paul Slaughter. Honorary pallbearers will be Ferma C. Stewart and Maco Stewart.
Mary Jo Hamilton, 73, of Corsicana passed
away Saturday, July 27, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Wake services will be from 7 to 8 p.m.
today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at
Kelly Temple Church of God in Christ with Elder Joseph Johnson Sr.
Pallbearers will be friends and family.
Honorary pallbearers will be Roosevelt Hamilton Sr., Lorenzo
Hamilton, Robert Hamilton, Raymond Williams, La Gunden Hamilton and
Mrs. Hamilton was born Oct. 13, 1928 in
Navarro County. She was a member of Johnson Memorial Church of God
in Christ and the singing group, The Friendly Sisters.
She was preceded in death by her parents,
Jim and Mary McGraw; son, Roosevelt Hamilton; and grandsons, Rodney
B. Williams and Roosevelt Hamilton.
Survivors include her sons, Lorenzo
Hamilton and Robert Hamilton, both of Corsicana; daughters, Rosie M.
Williams and husband Raymond and Shirley Barron, all of Corsicana;
foster son, Billy Winston of Corsicana; sisters, Juanita Johnson and
husband Fisher of Corsicana and Lizzie Renfro and husband J.C.
"Sonny" of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Jacqueline Williams,
Genetta Franklin and husband Victor of Corsicana, Spc. 4 Rhonda
Williams of El Paso, Annisha Hamilton of Irving, La Gunden Hamilton
and wife Regetta of Fort Worth; Shanequie Hamilton and Sherry
Hamilton of Wichita Falls; 16 great-grandchildren, and a host of
nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mrs. J. H. Hook Dies Friday, Rites Sunday
Mrs. Sarah Hook, 83, widow of the late J. H. Hook*, 517 North
Twenty-Third street, died in Memorial hospital Friday night
following a stroke suffered Thursday.
services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
with burial in Oakwood
rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the
Westminster Presbyterian church, of which Mrs. Hook was an active
February 10, 1881 in England, she came to the United States at the
age of three years. She was reared in Galveston but had been a
long-time Corsicana resident.
are two daughters, Mrs. King Elliott, Corsicana, with whom she
resided, and Mrs. Roger Q. Small, Austin; four grandchildren, Mrs.
W. J. Staton, Houston, Mrs. John Cluck, Montgomery, Ala.; Roger Q.
Small, Jr. and James B. Teas, both of Houston, and 11
will be Wayne Oldroyd, Ralph Stell, T. R. Red, Robert Davidson, Ed
M. Polk, Jack Cunningham, R. P. Walker and S. L. Dublin.
husband was James Henry Hook Jan. 3, 1872 - Jun 15, 1944
Travis Anderson, 76, of the Liberty Hill
community in Navarro County passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2002 at his
Friends may call on the family Sunday at
the family residence or at Wade Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday
at Liberty Hill
Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Wallace officiating.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Haggard, Travis
Goforth, Mark Anderson, Brenard Nunnelley, James Berry and Bill
Mr. Anderson was born Sept. 7, 1925 in
Dawson. He had lived in the Hubbard/Dawson area for the past 13
years after having lived in Irving. He was an elder and member of
the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Hubbard. He had worked as a
warehouse foreman for Rex Nord. He was an Army veteran and received
the Purple Heart for service in the infantry during World
Survivors include his wife, Ramona
Anderson; daughters, Charlotte and Vernene; sons, Glynn, Danny,
Jerry, Stephen, Donald and Ernest; eight grandchildren and 11
Elizabeth Brown Simpson, 59, of Barry
passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002 at Baylor Hospital in Richardson.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Younger
Cemetery with Rufus Nutt officiating.
Mrs. Simpson was born May 11, 1943 in
Purdon to Johnnie Brown and Nellie Patrick Brown. She was a health
Survivors include her husband, Jimmie
George Simpson of Barry; mother, Nellie Brown of Corsicana; son,
Sammy Cline of Duncanville; daughter, Tammie Allred of Ennis;
grandchildren, Ashley and Cesar Calderilla, Dustin Allred, Lauren
Cline and Justin Cline; great-grandchildren, Analisa Calderilla and
Joshua Calderilla; brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Linda
Brown of Corsicana and James and Teresa Brown of Denver, Colo.; and
a number of nieces and nephews.
Bonnie Lee Clifton, 73, of Barry passed
away Wednesday, July 31, 2002 in Barry.
Services will be 3 p.m. today at White Deer
Cemetery with the Rev. Frank Nord officiating. Interment will follow
at White Deer Cemetery.
Ms. Clifton was born April 23, 1929 in
Miami, Texas. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in
White Deer and loved crocheting and sewing.
Survivors include daughters and
sons-in-law, Diana and Billy Shaw of Lubbock and Roma and Michael
Walden of Amarillo; sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky and Annette
Clifton of White Deer, Stanley and Becky Clifton of Barry and Sammy
and Julie Clifton of Garden City, Kan.; brothers, Tommie Thornburg
of Skellytown, Guy Thornburg Jr. of Sanford-Fritch and Jerry
Thornburg of Sanford-Fritch; seven grandchildren; and three
JACK, age 71 of Garland, TX, passed away July 23, 2002. He was
born December 6, 1930, in Navarro County to Albert James and Amanda
Browne (Baker) Meager. Mr. Meager was a resident of Garland
for forty five years. He was employed at Safeway for
thirty-four years as a maintenance engineer. Mr. Meager served
in the U.S. Navy during the Korean
Conflict. Me. Meager is survived by his wife of fifty
years, Mary Meager of Garland, three sons, two daughters, and twenty
grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am, Friday,
July 26, 2002 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,
2701 N. Garland Ave., Garland, TX. Interment will follow in
Rest Haven Memorial Park. The family will receive friends
Thursday, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Rest Haven Funeral Home, Rockwall
Chapel and Friday, 10:00 to 11:00 am at the church.
REST HAVEN, ROCKWALL CHAPEL
LaVerne, 75, a resident of Grand Prairie, died Saturday, July 6,
2002, at a Dallas retirement facility. LaVerne was born
September 28, 1926, in Dawson, Texas, where she grew up and
completed school. In 1943, she married Charles W. Smithson,
then moved to Grand Prairie in 1946. She worked at Methodist
Medical Center in Dallas, for 22 years. LaVerne was an active
member of Trailwood United Methodist Church in Grand
Prairie. Memorials may be made to Trailwood United
Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society. Survivors:
Husband of 57 years, Charles W. Smithson, of Grand Prairie; Sons
& Daughters-in-law: Charles W. & Cindy Smithson, of New
York, NY & John D. and Jennifer Smithson, of Tyler;
Grandchildren: Nathan Smithson, Samantha Cilio, Matthew Smithson,
Amanda Smithson, Austin Smithson & Stewart Smithson.
Visitation 6:00 - 8:00 pm., today at the funeral home. Funeral
Service: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, at Trailwood United Methodist Church,
with burial to follow at 2:00 p.m. in Dawson
WILLIAM BRADLEY "Brad" age 41 of Garland, born May 29,
1961 in Corsicana, TX, passed away June 22, 2002 in Garland.
Brad fought a long courageous battle with Diabetes. He was a
loving father to his daughter, Haylee Ann Frame. Brad is also
survived by his parents, Tom & Mona Frame, brothers Ronny Shane
& (Diane) Frame and John Thomas frame, nieces Kristen Frame, and
Tiffany Frame. The family will receive friends from 6 pm to
7:30 pm, Sunday June 23, at the funeral home. The funeral
service is scheduled for 2:00 pm Monday, June 24, 2002 at Laurel
Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. James Glasscock officiating.
Internment will follow at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park in
Mesquite. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
American Diabetes Assoc., 12850 Spurling Dr, Suite 100, Dallas,
RICHARD DOUGLAS. Born January 21, 1948, in Frost, Texas and
passed away June 20, 2002, in Mesquite, Texas at the age of
54. Mr. Lynch was preceded in death by his parents, Doug and
Margaret Lynch and sister Andy Vick. He is survived by his
loving wife of 33 years, Linda Lynch, daughter and son-in-law,
Angela and Jason Woodruff, grand-daughters, Courtnie and Katie
Woodruff, brother and sister-in-law, David Thomas and Ce Ce Lynch,
brother-in-law, Bob Vick, many cherished nieces and nephews and a
dear family friend Maggie Glenn. Visitation will be Friday,
June 21, 2002, from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Family receive
friends from 5-7 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be
at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Laurel Oaks Funeral
Home Chapel with interment to follow at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park in