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Marvin A. Miller
Oct 10, 1918 - Jul 3, 2002

Marvin Miller

Marvin Miller, 83, of Fort Worth passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 3, 2002 in Fort Worth surrounded by his loving family.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2 at Western Hills Church of Christ. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Clifton Cemetery in Clifton.

Mr. Miller was born Oct. 10, 1918 in Corsicana to Emmitt B. and Mary Ida (Williams) Miller, the youngest of 10 children. He graduated from Corsicana High School, attended Hillsboro Junior College and completed his education at TCU. He served 35 years as a teacher, counselor and principal in the Fort Worth Independent School District.

Survivors include his wife, El Damavis Miller of Fort Worth; brother, Roy Miller of Yucca Valley, Calif.; son, Dr. Brad Miller and wife Karen of Weatherford; daughter, Becky Miller of Arizona; and grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Foster's Home for Children, P.O. Box 978, Stephenville, Texas 76401.

Arrangements by Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth.

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Marvin A. Miller

FORT WORTH - Marvin Miller, 83, a retired Fort Worth public schools educator, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, July 31, 2002, in Fort Worth surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Western Hills Church of Christ. Burial: 3 p.m. Friday at Clifton Cemetery in Clifton.

Memorials: Foster's Home for Children, Box 978, Stephenville, Texas 76401.

Marvin Miller was born Oct. 10,1918, in Corsicana to Emmitt B. and Mary Ida Williams Miller. He was the youngest of 10 children. He graduated from Corsicana High School and attended Hillsboro Junior College before entering the Army Air Forces during World War II. Upon returning from his military service, he completed his bachelor's and master's degrees in education at Texas Christian University. He began his teaching career in Glen Rose in 1947. In 1949, he moved to Fort Worth and continued to shape young people's lives by serving as a teacher, counselor, vice principal and principal in the Fort Worth Independent School District. The schools in which he served are Arlington Heights High School, Paschal High School, Southwest High School, Glen Park Elementary School and South Hills Elementary School.

While he was a student at TCU, he met a young schoolteacher, El Damavis Jones of Clifton. They were married in 1950, living all 52 years of their married life in Fort Worth where they reared their children, served their church and influenced students.

Marvin was a longtime member of the Church of Christ. He was devoted to the church and his family throughout his life. He will be dearly missed.

Survivors: Wife, El Damavis Miller of Fort Worth; brother, Roy Miller of Yucca Valley, Calif.; son, Dr. Brad Miller and wife, Karen, of Weatherford; daughter, Becky Miller of Arizona; grandchildren, Mandy Wood and husband, Adam, Chad Miller and Morgan Miller, all of Weatherford; nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

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Ernest Webb Pevehouse 
Aug 4, 1901 - Jul 24, 1950

PEVEHOUSE Ernest Webb 2227 S. Marsalis died Monday. Survived by wife; daughter, Judy Belle Pevehouse, Dallas; brothers, Will Pevehouse, Frost; Earl Simms Pevehouse, Dallas; Sam Pevehouse, Lubbock; sisters Mrs Ben Green, Mrs Clint Hollingsworth both of Frost, Mrs L. J. Wood Dawson, T; Mrs R. M. Cleveland, Mrs H. C. Autry both of Dallas; Mrs E. A. Siedell, Torrance Calif; Uncle A. P. Griffin, Dallas. Arrangements pending Sparkman-Brand

Notes: 

  • 4 August 1901 - 24 July 1950
  • Son of James Franklin & Hannah Bell Pevehouse
  • Burial at Frost Cemetery, Frost, Navarro Co., TX

Marhta Parker

110 Years Old
Corsicana, Tex., Feb 23, Martha Parker, colored, died here Thursday.  She is said to have been 110 yrs old. 

Notes:

  • Dallas Daily Times Herald, Feb 23, 1901, pg 3

Mrs. Jerry Page

Killed in a runaway
Corsicana, Tex.  March 18 - Mrs. Jerry Page was killed in a runaway Saturday afternoon, being thrown from the wagon in which she was sitting.  She was the wife of a farmer living near King William.

Notes:

  • Dallas Daily Times Herald, March 18,  1901, pg 3

Kincaid Hornbeak

Baby Accidentally Killed, Corsicana, Tex. March 18 - the two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hornbeak accidentally killed himself at James Hornbeak's residence.  Two miles from Corsicana at 7 o'clock last night.  His parents were visiting James Hornbeak and family and the child got into a closet and was playing with a loaded shotgun which he found in the floor, when it was discharged, the load taking effect in the left breast, killing the child instantly.

Notes:

  • Dallas Daily Times Herald, March 18,  1901, pg 3, article does not include the name of the child.  I found he is buried in the Hornbeak lot at the Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX  ...elw
  • In Oakwood, there is a common marker with Charles Ashburn & Kincaid Hornbeak, Children of C. & M. E. Hornbeak.

Minnie Milner (Curry) Anderson
Mar 6, 1910 - Aug 2, 2002

On Friday, August 2, 2002, Minnie Milner Curry Anderson, 92, was taken gently to Heaven.

Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. today at Corley's Funeral Home in Corsicana with interment at Birdston's Cemetery in Streetman.

Pallbearers will be Fred Shelley, Bill O'Connor, James Jackson, Walter L. Jackson, Sr., David Anderson, and Nick Anderson. Honorary pallbearer is Wesley Anderson.

Born March 6, 1910 in Plainview, Texas, Minnie was the last remaining of ten children born to Thomas Jefferson and Minnie Ford Burleson Curry. She was raised in Streetman where she was very much involved in school activities. She was president of her high school class and graduated as valedictorian. Minnie had a love of sports and was even captain of her high school basketball team. In 1932, while working at the Streetman Telephone Company, she met Jeff. They fell in love and were married on December 23, 1932 in the parsonage of the First Baptist Church of Corsicana. Her husband often told the story of fording Chambers Creek in the pouring rain with his younger sister Louise in the rumble seat of his Model A Ford to reach the parsonage in time to get married. In 1935, they moved to Montgomery, Texas where they built, from the ground up, the town's first telephone exchange. A missing part of their lives was made whole when they adopted their son Gene in 1940. When they retired in 1967, they moved to Athens where they lived until 1986. They lived in Navasota and Houston from 1986-95, at which time they moved home to Corsicana.

Minnie always wore a smile and had a sense of humor, especially at the game table when she was playing dominos or pitch. Throughout her life, Minnie was involved in community activities and gladly helped those less fortunate. A devout Baptist, she participated in church activities and especially enjoyed Sunday and Wednesday worship at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Corsicana. She was a member of the Eastern Star and was chosen to serve as Worthy Grand Matron.

Minnie was devoted to her family and was very proud of her son. She took every opportunity to give Gene life experiences as he grew up. She continued this pattern with her three grandchildren. Going to grandma's house was a special event for Nick, David, and Susan. Many a time she took her grandchildren fishing when they came to spend the summer. One of Minnie's great joys in life was fishing and seized any opportunity to "wet a hook."

Minnie's reputation as a cook was well known. She enjoyed canning the fruits and vegetables she and Jeff grew in their garden. Her pear preserves were the envy of all of her friends. Her recipes for chocolate pie and turkey stuffing are cherished by her family and have become a holiday tradition.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Robert Jefferson Anderson.

Minne is survived by her son and his wife Robert E. (Gene) and Elizabeth (Betty) Ozan Anderson of Edmond, Okla.; grandson and wife Robert N. (Nick) and Lisa Hensarling Anderson, and their daughters Ashley G. and Taylor N. Anderson, of Sugarland; grandson and wife David N. and Erika Juarez Anderson, and their sons Alexander A. A. and R. D. Ian Anderson, of Houston; and granddaughter, Susan E. Anderson, of Dallas.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Richard Blaine Spear
Aug 15, 1954 - Aug 4, 2002

Richard Blaine Spear, 47, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Altus City Cemetery in Altus, Okla.

Mr. Spear was born Aug. 15, 1954 in Altus, Okla. He attended Western Oklahoma State College and the University of Oklahoma. He moved to Corsicana in 1978 to own and operate Sirloin Stockade. He earned numerous awards during his tenure at Sirloin Stockade. His passion was martial arts, having earned two black belts.

He was preceded in death by his parents, R. C. and Pansy Spear.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie Spear of Corsicana; brother, Steve Spear of Stillwater, Okla.; daughters, Mandy Spear and Sarah Carver, both of Corsicana, and Katie Whitt of Waco; son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Ashley Carver of Corsicana; and grandchildren, Jace Carver and Kyler Carver of Corsicana.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Cindy Lynn (Lester) Anderson
Sep 27, 1971 - Aug 1, 2002

Cindy Lynn Anderson, 30, of Carrollton passed way Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002 at Parkland Memorial Hospital.

Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Emmett Cemetery with the Rev. Matt Stroder officiating.

She was born Sept. 27, 1971 in Man, W.V.

Ms. Anderson is survived by her mother, Alice Lester of Carrollton; father, Jimmy Lester Sr. of St. Mary's, W.V.; brother, Jimmy Lester Jr. of Carrollton; son, Stephen Anderson of Carrollton; and stepfather, Shawn Bidwell of Carrolton.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jannie Ernestine (Wright) Reeves
Dec. 22, 1919 - Jul 25, 2002

 

Jannie Reeves
Jannie Ernestine Reeves, 82, of Waco, passed away July 25, 2002, at her residence.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2002, at Connally Compton Funeral Directors Chapel with the Rev. Ivan Ker officiating and the Rev. Larry Wymore assisting.  Interment and committal services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Trinity Cemetery in Trinidad, Texas, with the Rev. Jim B. Farmer officiating.

Jannie was born Dec. 22, 1919 to Lee and Cloey Speegle Wright in Barry, Texas.  Jannie worked for, and retired from, General Tire & Rubber Co. in production.  She believed in helping others and tirelessly volunteered for many different asociations, one of which was with Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center "Pink Ladies".  She was the recipient of may achievement awards that attested to her ongoing efforts.  Jannie was also a member of the Regional Faculty for the American Heart Association and for more than 25 years, she taught CPR to many people in McLennan County and surrounding areas as well as being a longtime and active member of Cornerstone Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a sister.

Jannie is survived by her two sisters, Betty J. Ray of Trinidad, Texas, and Jeanne (Brancey) Druppal of Temple; as well as numerous other nieces and nephews whom she loved very much.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials in Jannie's name be made to Hillcrest Hospice, 3215 Pine Ave. Waco, 76708 or Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1601 S. Robinson, Waco, Texas 76706.



Lois Katherine Bumpass

Lois Bumpass
FAIRFIELD, Texas - Lois Katherine Bumpass, 84, of Waco died July 19, 2002, at Providence Hospital in Waco.  Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 23 at New Hope Baptist Church in Winkler with Elton McCain officiating.  Burial was at St. Elmo Cemetery.

Mrs. Bumpass was born Dec. 19, 1917, in Little Rock, Ark.  She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include sons, Dudley Bumpass of St. Elmo, Charles Bumpass of Lewisville, and Peter Bumpass of South Holland, Ill.; daughter, Katherine Sanner of Georgetown; 20 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Rockford Christian Camp, P.O. Box 5966, Rockford, Ill.  61125.


Lois (Renfro) Thomas
Jan 22, 1911 - Jul 19, 2002

FORT WORTH - Lois Thomas, 91, a homemaker, died Friday, July 19, 2002 in Fort Worth.  Services will be at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be at 4 p.m., Wednesday at Mart Cemetery in Mart.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Lois Thomas was a member of First Methodist Church in Mart.  She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She was was not only a good homemaker, she was a friend to family and all she knew.  She was born in Dawson, Texas on Jan. 22, 1911 to Samuel and Stella Renfro.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lyndon Thomas and her son, Charles Kenneth Thomas.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Thomas of Fort Worth; a daughter, Linda McGaughy of Fort Worth; a grandson, Bradley Thomas and his wife, Glynette, of Burleson; granddaughters, Patricia Thomas and friend, Sharon Perkins, of Fort Worth, Tracye McGaughy of Crowley, Tarrah McGaughy of Plano; sisters, Jodie Coffey and Ovetta Moody of Waco; brother, Rufus Renfro and wife, Rosa Lee, of Mart; sister-in-law, Pat Renfro of Fort Worth; great grandsons, Michael Thomas, Justin Thomas, Jeremy Thomas all of Moore, Okla. and Carl Richter and Chester Richter of Burleson; great granddaughters, Rachel, Flowerette and Jessica Smith of Fort Worth.

God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered, "Come with me".  With tearful eyes we watched you suffer and saw you fade away, although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay.  A golden heart stopped beating, your hard-working hands to rest,  God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the Best.


Nell McKinney Martin
Aug 31, 1911 - Aug 5, 2002

Nell McKinney Martin, 90, of San Antonio passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2002 in San Antonio due to a short illness.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating.

Mrs. Martin was born Aug. 31, 1911 in Smithville. She was a former member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana. She had been active in the Kinsloe House, and was an avid golfer and bridge player.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Jack McKinney in 1986.

Survivors include her daughters, Suzette McKinney of Whispering Oaks, Wilson County, and Diana Turn of Plano; grandchildren, Catherine Golden and husband Dale, and Craig Turn and wife Cheryl; and great-grandchildren, Emberlyn Golden and Peyton Turn.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Sunset Funeral Home of San Antonio. Local arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Meritt A. Drane
Jul 31, 1914 - Aug 5, 2002

Meritt A. Drane, 88, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2002.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, 408 Park Avenue, Dallas, with Dr. Bruce Buchanan officiating. Family will receive friends in the church parlor following the memorial service.

Mr. Drane was born July 31, 1914 in Corsicana. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1937, earning a degree in electrical engineering. On June 7, 1941 he married the former Elizabeth Ann Mitchell in Corsicana.

He began his career with Texas Power and Light in its Dallas office where he loyally served for 24 years. He retired in 1969. He was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church in Dallas where he served as an elder and selflessly gave of his time, talents and resources. He was a 33rd degree mason and member of the Hella Temple Shrine.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father, brother and two sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Elizabeth Ann Drane; the family of his nephew Cyrus Mitchell Johnston; niece Mary Johnston Northern, great-nieces Haddon Johnston Lewis and Cameron Johnston and great-nephew C. Mitchell Johnston Jr.; wife and children of his nephew Erwin Jordan Jr.; and the family of his nephew John L. King Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Presbyterian Village, 660 Ann Arbor, Dallas, Texas 75216; and First Presbyterian Church Foundation.

Arrangements by Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home of Dallas.

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DALLAS MORNING NEWS

DRANE
MERRITT A., Died in Corsicana, Texas on July 31, 1914.  Graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1937, earning a degree in Electrical Engineering.  On June 7, 1941, he married the former Elizabeth Ann Mitchell in Corsicana, Texas.  He then began his career with Texas Power & Light in their Dallas office where he loyally served for 24 years.  He retired in 1969.  He was f faithful member of First Presbyterian Church Dallas where he served as an Elder and selflessly gave of his time, talents, and resources.  He was a 33rd degree Mason and member of the Hella temple Shrine.  He is predeceased by his mother, father, brother and two sisters.  He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Elizabeth Ann Drane and the family of his nephew Cyrus Mitchell Johnston; niece Mary Johnston Northern, great nieces Haddon Johnston Lewis and Cameron Johnston and great-nephew C. Mitchell Johnston, Jr.  He is also survived by the wife and children of his nephew Irwin Jordan Jr. and the family of his nephew John L. King, Jr.  Private interment at Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral Home.  memorial Service3 11:00 am Wednesday, August 7, 2002 at First Presbyterian Church, 408 Park Avenue, Dallas, TX.  Service officiated by Rev. Dr. Bruce Buchanan.  Family will receive friends in the church parlor following the memorial Service.  Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to: Grace Presbyterian Village, 660 Ann Arbor, Dallas, TX 75216 and First Presbyterian Church Foundation.


Mattie (Lane) Morris
Apr 1, 1919 - Jul 2, 2002

SNYDER Services for Mattie Alice Morris, 83, of Snyder will be at 2 p.m. today at the Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home in Snyder with the Rev. Charles Day officiating.

Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Gardens under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.

She died Tuesday, July 2, 2002.

She was born April 1, 1919, in Corsicana. She married Duard Morris, who preceded her in death January 1980.

She also was preceded in death by a great-grandson.

Survivors include three daughters, Burtha Deere of Bridgeport and Dorothy Snowden and Ann Christenson, both of Snyder; three brothers, J. W. Lane, Robert Lane and Calvin Lane, all of Snyder; two sisters, Jo Ann Mayer of Snyder and May Simmons of Texhoma; eight grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.


Ura Beatrice (Dunagan) Hambrick 
Jun 18, 1909 - Jul 22, 1998

KERRVILLE - Ura B. Hambrick, 89, died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, in a local nursing home. Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Prairie Grove Baptist Church in Emmett with burial in Prairie Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are by Grimes Funeral Chapels. She was born June 18, 1909, in Navarro County and had lived in Kerrville for two years. She was a Baptist and a member of the Rebekah Lodge. Survivors include a daughter, Elaine Hambrick Bell of Kerrville; a sister, Della Mae Guinn of Graham; a brother, Otis Dunagan of Corsicana; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • Daughter of Callie Bayward & Audie Nora Dunagan

  • Wife of Cabe Washington Hambrick


Mary A. (Williams) Hampton

Daughter of Nimrod Williams

Link to obituary at: http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/nca4-07.htm.

THE NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE


Ida Louise (Gowan) Lewis 
Jul 3, 1889 - Jul 15, 1976

Odessa American Newspaper, July 1976  

Burial Set In Monahans  Ida Louise Lewis, 87 of 705 North Washington, died Thursday afternoon at Medical Center Hospital.   Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home chapel with burial at Monahans Cemetery in Monahans.

Mrs. Lewis was born July 3, 1889, in Navarro County. She came to Odessa in 1944 from Monahans.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Baker of 705 North Washington, Odessa, Tx., Mrs. J.B. Rogers of Crane, and Mrs. Ethel Bristow of El Paso; one brother, Roy Gowan of Corsicana, 7 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. 

Notes:

  • Ida died July 15, 1976 in Odessa, TX., her parents were Thomas Isaac Gowan and Willie Anne Parker of Hester, Navarro Co., Tx--both of whom are buried in the New Chatfield Cemetery in Chatfield, TX
  • Submitted by Tanna Haynes

Dorothy (Burr) Jones
Jan 22, 1916 - Aug 6, 2002

Dorothy Jones, 86, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at San Patricio Memorial Gardens in Taft.

Mrs. Jones was born Jan. 22, 1916 in Canyon City, Colo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ferrell Jones.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Bobby Bishop of Mathis; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth F. and Jean Jones of Corsicana; sister, Marylin Slavik of Albuquerque, N.M.; brother, Billy Burr of Houston; sister-in-law, Pearl Jones of Robstown; granddaughter and husband, Kim and Steve Pakebush of Calallan; grandsons, Michael Jones of Valley Mills and Richard Jones of Fort Worth; great-granddaughters, Melissa Pakebush of Calallan and Michaela Jones of Valley Mills; and great-grandsons, Maze Pakebush of Calallan, and Hunter Jones and Ryan Jones, both of Valley Mills.

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

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Bonny Lee (Smith) Hager
Oct 25, 1953 - Aug 6, 2002

Bonny Lee Hager, 48, of Rice passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002 in Rice.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bobby Jock officiating. Interment will follow at Rice Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jason Hager, Chris Kocurek, Gary Smith, Jr., Shane Brinlee, Michael Dudley and John Golden.

Mrs. Hager was born Oct. 25, 1953 in Sacramento, Calif. She was an assembler in the sound industry.

She was preceded in death by mother Barbara Smith.

Mrs. Hager is survived by husband James Hager of Rice; daughter Tonya Roberts and husband Corbin of Corsicana; son Jason Hager and wife Lana of Corsicana; father J. W. Smith of Waxahachie; step-mother Carolyn Bills of Waxahachie; brother Gary Smith and wife Debbie of Gun Barrell City; sisters Valerie Woodley and Wendy Finsted, both of Dallas, and Becky Brinlee of Rice; granddaughters Krista Roberts Kaitlyn Roberts and Lauren Hager, all of Corsicana; grandson Conner Roberts of Corsicana; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and relatives.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.



Lorine C. Moor
 
MOORE
LORINE C., longtime resident of Dallas died Wednesday, June 26, 2002. She was born in Corsicana, Texas.  Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Moore and survived by sons Fred and Jerry, and daughters, Nancy, Emma Lou, Freda, and Connie; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.  Funeral services, Saturday, June 29, 2002, 12:00 P.M., Grove Hill Funeral Chapel, Rev. Thomas Foster officiating.  Interment will follow at Grove Hill memorial Park.  Visitation will be Friday evening from 7 to 9 P.M. at the Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the charity of choice.  Mrs. Moore was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her.

Shirley Ann Haslett-Travers

HASLETT-TRAVERS
SHIRLEY ANN, 66, born February 22, 1936 in Corsicana, Texas, child of Lloyd and Mae Stogner, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2002 in Temple Texas.  She is survived by her sister, Linda Stogner; children, Theresa Hawley, Brock Haslett, Sherree Anderson, John Haslet, and Malinda Haslett, step children, Lee Travers and Toni Travers; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Her greatest joys in life were being with her garden.  A Celebration of Shirley's Life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at Sparkman Hillcrest Northwest Highway Chapel.  The internment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 560089, Dallas, Texas 75356 in memory of Shirley Haslett-Travers.

Willis J. "Bill" Claybrook
Nov 17, 1916 - Jun 6, 2002

CLAYBROOK, WILLIE J. (Bill).  Born in Corsicana, Texas November 17, 1916 passed away on June 6, 2002.  Bill attended Dallas schools and graduated from North Dallas High School in 1935.  He married Elsie F. Fritz on May 5, 1940.  During World War II he served three and a half years in the Signal Corp attached to the Air Corp and was stationed in Hawaii and Okinawa.  Bill worked for Dallas Power and Light Company and for Fireman's Fund Insurance Company.  He was a member of Highland Park United Methodist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Elsie; son, Joel Claybrook and wife Deborah; grandson, Derek Claybrook and wife August granddaughter, Andrea; and great granddaughter Madeline.  A memorial service will be held Monday June 10, 2002 at 9:30 A.M. at Restland Wildwood Chapel.  Family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. Sunday, June 9, 2002 at Restland Funeral Home.

Irene Delores (Williams) Gardner
Dec 15, 1927 - Aug 6, 2002

Irene Delores Gardner, 74, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002 in Lewisville.

Viewing will be from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Scott Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Independent Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Lacey, pastor, officiating, and the Rev. Melvin Allen as eulogist. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of First Independent Baptist Church.

Mrs. Gardner was born Dec. 15, 1927 in Malakoff. She was a faithful member of First Independent Baptist Church, where she served as deaconess, missionary member, senior choir and Sunday school. She was a retired teacher after 38 years of service in the Corsicana Independent School District. She was a volunteer of many civic and social organizations.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Freddie Gardner; parents, Menion "Bud" Williams and Mattie Williams; and brothers, Menion "Tony" Williams, Clementine Williams and Larry Williams.

Survivors include her sons, Freddie Gardner Jr. and wife Glo Dean of Coppell and DeShawn ArCraig Gardner and wife Brenda of Mesquite; brother, Jerry Williams of Corsicana; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


David Earl Thomas II
Aug 20, 1959 - Aug 3, 2002

David Earl Thomas II, 42, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002 in Corsicana.

Wake services will be 7 p.m. today at First Independent Baptist Church in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Baptist Church, 1600 Pear St., Dallas, with the Rev. Walter Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Lincoln Memorial Park in Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Bluitt, Joe Robinson Jr., Verle Robinson Sr., Hamah King, Jeffery Childress and Alvin Ogolivie.

Mr. Thomas was born Aug. 20, 1959 in Germany.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lt. Col. David E. Thomas and Christine Lemmon Thomas; and sister, Brenda Baker.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Thomas of Corsicana; son, Brandon Torez Summers; stepchildren, Guy Washington, Lewis Alexander, and Erica Brown; sister, Elaine Thomas of Dallas; brother, Donald Erick Thomas Sr. and wife Cheryl; nephew, Donald Erick Thomas II; several aunts and uncles; special friends, Jeffery Childress, Hamah King, Verle Robinson, and Kevin Wiseman; and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Joyce Marie (Henry) Finch
Feb 21, 1943 - Aug 7, 2002

Joyce Marie Henry Finch, 59, of Athens passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002 in Tyler.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Pastor Curtis Gilbert officiating.

Mrs. Finch was born Feb. 21, 1943 in Corsicana.

Survivors include her husband, Jim Finch of Athens; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy Neal and Cheryl Finch of Matthews, N.C.; daughters, Donna Finch and Pamela Finch, both of Fort Worth; grandson, Neal Austin Finch of Matthews, N.C.; sister, Judy Harriston of Wills Point; brother, Eddy Henry of Rowlett; and aunt and uncle, Mary and Claude Bone of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Mildred Marie (Green) Phillips
Jun 30, 1908 - Aug 8, 2002

Mildred Marie Green Phillips, 94, of Houston and formerly of Corsicana went to be with the Lord Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. Robert Young officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Phillips was born June 30, 1908 in Walnut Springs. She retired after more than 30 years of service with Collin Street Bakery. For many years she was active in the Business and Professional Women's Association in Corsicana, and in church activities at Westminster Presbyterian Church where she was a member and where she served various offices and various committees.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Rucker Phillips in November 1972; parents, Norval and Ella Green; sister, Lucille Brown of Polson, Mont.; and sister, Bonnie Collins of Wichita Falls.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Charles Ray Phillips and Norma L. Phillips of Houston; granddaughters, Vicki L. Hilton of Chapel Hill and Sandy Conn Dodson of Houston; great-grandsons, Colton G. Conn and Zachary M. Dodson of Houston; sisters, Ruth Smith of Wichita, Kan. and Helen Landtroop of Irving; and many loving nieces, nephews, close friends and former business associates.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Wilburn Gene Terry
Feb 5, 1945 - Aug 6, 2002

Minister Wilburn Gene Terry, 57, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Huey P. Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be cousins and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be ministerial staff.

He was born Feb. 5, 1945 in Corsicana. He received his formal education in the Navarro County school district and G.W. Jackson High School. He was a certified dietician. Minister Terry, better known to family and friends as Geno, was very friendly, well liked, and a joy to all who knew him. He professed a faith in Christ in his early life and united with Mount Olive Baptist Church under the leadership of the Rev. E. C. Davis. He later in life rededicated his life to Christ after receiving the baptism of the Holy Ghost and united with Taylor Memorial Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Pastor F.G. Taylor, where he remained until his death. He was a dedicated servant of the Lord and a true humanitarian to mankind. He brought his first official message July 28, 2002, sending the clarion message, "God is Trying to Tell You Something."

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilburn and Ella Terry; and brother, William Terry.

Survivors include his sisters, Julia Lee Williams of East Palo Alto, Calif. and Jettie B. Ellison of Corsicana; brother-in-law, the Rev. Huey P. Williams of California; cousins, Mary Taylor, Helen Bailey, Esther Dixon, R.C. Calhoun, Johnnie B. Calhoun and the Rev. Nathaniel Calhoun; sister-in-law, Marie Terry; and a host of nieces, nephews, Taylor Memorial Church family and JuJu, and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Rubye M. Monk
Aug 15, 1926 - Aug 7, 2002

Rubye M. Monk, 75, of Houston passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Houston.

Services will be 11 a.m. today at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Mexia with the Rev. Brad Britton of First United Methodist Church of Tehuacana officiating. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

She was born Aug. 15, 1926 and lived at the Corsicana State Home when growing up. She lived in Mexia until about 1950, when she moved to Houston. She was an accounts receivable clerk for Shadid Furniture Company in Houston. She was a Baptist.

Survivors include her brother, Claude Monk of Tehuacana; and sister, Mamie Monk of Mexia.

Arrangements by Blair-Stubbs of Mexia.


Annie George (Bonner) Hughes

ARLINGTON - Annie George "Georgia" Hughes, 68, a homemaker, died Saturday at home. Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Arlington Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Visitation: 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials: Music or Building Fund at First Presbyterian Church, Arlington.
Annie George "Georgia" Hughes was born July 5, 1927, in Corsicana, and had been a resident of Arlington since 1958. She was a former resident of Corsicana.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Arlington, where she was an ordained deacon. She also belonged to Arlington Chapter No. 249, Order of The Eastern Star; Arlington Assembly Social Order of Beauceant; Daughters of the Nile; Daughters of the American Revolution; and Arlington Homemakers Club.
Survivors: Husband, Alton M. Hughes of Arlington; son, John A.
Hughes of Arlington; daughter, Ginger K. Trent of Glendale, Ariz.; brother, Andrew Bonner of San Angelo; sisters, Helen Boyd of Corsicana, Jane Fluker of Lake Jackson, and Ellen Womack of Kilgore; grandchildren, Pamela and Sheri Hughes of Arlington and Julie and Robert Trent of Glendale; and several nieces and nephews.
Arlington Funeral Home 1221 E. Division St., 548-1791


Lillie B. 'Dolly' (Springer) Moore
Mar 28, 1940 - Aug 10, 2002

Lillie B. "Dolly" Moore, 62, of Purdon passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002 in Humble.

Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel.

Services will follow visitation at 2 p.m. with Ferman Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Garland Barnett, Doyle Springer, Robert Springer, W.D. Waters, Jason Scarpinata and Justin Waters.

Mrs. Moore was born March 28, 1940 in Mississippi. She was a worker at K-Mart.

She was preceded in death by father, Clayburn Springer; brother, Alvin Springer; and sister, Peggy Mathews.

Survivors include husband, Raz B. Moore of Purdon; stepson and wife, Ricky Warren and Sherry Moore of Waco; grandson, Michael Moore of Waco; mother, Lena Mae Springer of Franklin; brothers, Buddy Springer of Humble, Charles Springer of Bremond and Jimmy Springer of Bremond; sisters, Myrtle Townsend of Hearne, Vi Barnett of Conroe, Sherry Waters of Calvert and Jerry Scarpinata of Caldwell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Harry O. Sammons
Jun 7, 1904 - Aug 9, 2002

Harry O. Sammons, 98, of Lake Charles, La., and formerly of Corsicana passed away Aug. 9, 2002 in Lake Charles, La.

Services will be 4:30 p.m. today at the Chapel at Resthaven Memorial Park with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Entombment will follow in the Graceland Mausoleum in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Sammons was born June 7, 1904 in Cedar Point, Ala.

He was preceded in death by wife, Marida Sammons, on March 9, 1999.

Survivors include daughters, Helen Runyon of Corsicana and Dorris McDermott of Lake Charles, La.; three grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.


Thelma (Finch) Gordon
Feb 20, 1912 - Aug 9, 2002

Thelma Gordon, 90, of Garland passed away Friday, Aug. 9, 2002 in Mesquite.

Visitation will be today from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bill Sparks officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mrs. Gordon was born Feb. 20, 1912 in Blooming Grove. She was a housewife.

Pallbearers will be friends and relatives.

She was preceded in death by husband, Alfred Gordon; brother, Neal Finch; and sister, Betty Maxwell.

Survivors include daughter and husband, Vickie and Sherwin Tate of Garland; great-granddaughter, Robin and Michael Shults of Mesquite; sisters, Lola Buchanan of Corsicana and Helen Martin of Amarillo; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Corinne J. Crabtree
Feb 14, 1914 - June 18, ?

CRABTREE
CORINNE J. 88, of Lindale.  Graveside service scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas, Rev. Ted Wiser officiating under direction of Memorial Funeral Home, Tyler.  Mrs. Crabtree died June 15 in Tyler, Tx.  She was born Feb. 14, 1914, in Corsicana, Tx.  She was a homemaker and a long time member of Calvary Baptist Church of Dallas.  Former resident of Quitman and Dallas.  She was preceded in death by husband, Leroy Newton Crabtree.  Survivors include sons, Wilson Crabtree, Holly Lake Ranch and Clif Crabtree of Houston, daughters Brenda Barker, Spicewood and Judy Johnson, Holly Lake Ranch.  Grandchildren, Scott Barker, Kingswood, Curtis Barker, Austin, Tim Underwood, Dallas, Tracey Pritchett, Frisco, Holly Kelley, Rockwall, Laurie Slack, Coppell, Karen Barker Denison, Elizabeth McCarthy, Frisco, Amy Hart, Richardson, Christy Kaul, Highland Village, Courtney O'Neal, Houston, Cassie Crabtree, Houston and 16 great-grandchildren.
Tyler Memorial Funeral Home, Tyler, TX

James Eugene Stubbs
May 17, 1939 - Jun 20, 2002

STUBBS
JAMES EUGENE, died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 20, 2002, in Dallas, Texas.  Gene was born in Corsicana, Texas, on May 17, 1939.  He is a graduate of Wortham High School, Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin.  He was active in the Corps of Cadets at A&M where he majored in accounting, was elected senior yell leader, and graduated with honors.  He received an MBA at the University of Texas and then served the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer.  He entered the business world as an auditor and C.P.A. with Arthur Young and Company ant then joined Mary Kay Cosmetics where he became Executive Vice President and  Chief Financial Officer.  While at Mary Kay, Gene met and married Judy Neal Stubbs, his loving and devoted wife, who survives him.  He was pound and supportive of Judy's  success as a Dallas business woman,  her community service and philanthropy.  He also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Computer Language Research and Michael's.  At the time of his death he was an active private investor.  In partnership with his cousin, gene raised cattle on land near Wortham held in his family for more than a century.  Whether in the city or the country he was "one of us".  Gene loved his family, his many friends, bulldogs, and hunting and fishing.  Gene touched many people in his life from his family, hometown, college years, business career, social circles and his extensive hunting and fishing buddies.  He was a friend to many, a caring person and universally respected by all who knew him.  Gene was preceded in death by his mother and father, Van Hook and Modene T. Stubbs.  In addition to his wife, Judy, he is survived by his cousins John Stubbs and his wife Mattie, Sara Stubbs Sims of Mexia, Mitzi Parker and Jean Mitchell of Fort Worth, mother-in-law Flossie Neal, and by his sisters-in-law Diana Loving and Sara Dunn, and nephews Brett and Neal Dunn.  Memorial services will be at Sparkman Hillcrest on Northwest Highway on Monday, June 24, 2002, at 10:00 a.m., followed by graveside services in Wortham, texas at 3:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the South Texas Children's Home, P.O. Box 1210, Beeville, Texas 78104
Sparkman/Hillcrest

Maude (Petty) Pryor 
Feb 15, 1875 - Jun 26, 1969

Mrs. Maude Pryor

Services for Mrs. Maude P. Pryor, 95, will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

Mrs. Pryor died today in Hillard home. She was a native of Angus.
Survivors include two step daughters, Mrs. Reese D. Jones of Navarro and Mrs. J. Prince of Kerens; and several nieces and nephews.

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May Ellen Willis
Jan 1 1874 - Mar 11, 1970

Mrs. J. W. Willis

ENNIS (Spl) - Funeral services were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Bunch Funeral Chapel for Mrs. W. J. Willis, 98, Alma resident since 1894 who died Wednesday in a nursing home here.  Burial was in the Rice Cemetery.  Officiating were the Rev. Joe C. Hixon and the Re. J.C. Johnson, both of Ennis.

Surviving are two daughters, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren

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