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Grace Madelle (McAfee) Parry
Aug 14, 1915 - Apr 20, 2004

 

Grace Madelle Parry
Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, Grace Madelle Parry, 88, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, April 20, 2004. Born Grace McAfee on August 14, 1915 in Frost, Texas, she grew up in nearby Corsicana. She attended the University of Texas and, for a time, taught school in eastern Texas. She met and married her husband in 1943 while working at Shepard Field in Wichita Falls, Texas. She settled in Washington State that year and, after a time, worked for Boeing and then the State of Washington, where she retired. Mrs. Parry had been a past Worthy Matron of Amity Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Elfed; son Richard and wife Kathleen of Plano, Texas; daughter Nancy of Taco- ma; son Roger and wife Debbie of Covington; son Ron and wife Kathrine of University Place; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services will be held 1:00 on Thursday, April 29th, in the Evergreen Chapel at the New Tacoma Cemetery, 9212 Chambers Creek Rd., (253) 564-1311. Viewing will be all day Wednesday, April 28th. Remembrances in her name may be made to Sixth Ave. Baptist Church in Tacoma.

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Maggie Jane Washington

Mrs. Washington Dies Thursday

Mrs. Maggie Jane Washington expired Thursday at 1114 South Seventh Street.  Arrangements are pending notification of relatives at Calhound Funeral.

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Susie Govan

Mrs. Govan, 70, Dies Saturday

Mrs. Susie Govan, 70, of 804 East Fourteenth avenue, died early Saturday at her home.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Church of Christ.  Bro. W. W. Wilmore, minister, will conduct the rites.  Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, Rev. L. L. Ranson, and Jeff Ranson, Sacramento, Calif.; Rev. James Ranson, Fresno, Calif.; and Joe Smith, Corsicana; two daughers, Mrs. Icie Mae Haynie, Sacramento, Calif.; and Mrs. rush Rhodes, Corsicana; 20 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, nine great great-grandchildren, and other relatives.  Calhoun directs.

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Beatrice (Russell) Barlow
Oct 8, 1926 - May 9, 2003

Beatrice Barlow

Beatrice Barlow, 76, of Corsicana passed away Friday, May 9, 2003, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Private services will be held.

She was born Oct. 8, 1926, in Corsicana to Neal Russell and Virginia Kirby Russell. She was a seamstress and a midwife.

Survivors include her son, Kenneth Barlow of Corsicana; daughters, Kathye Smith of Houston, and Julia Barlow, Mary McCrory and Pamela Dougherty, all of Corsicana; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Clyde O. 'Sonny' Neese
Mar 3, 1921 - May 7, 2003

Clyde O. "Sonny" Neese, 82, a retired landman, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2003 at a local hospital.

Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Clyde O. "Sonny" Neese was born March 3, 1921, in Emmett. He and his brother, Dick, served on the Coast Guard Destroyer Escort 221 for nearly three years during WWII, then Sonny returned to work for 34 years with Ensearch Exploration as a petroleum landman.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margie Slate Neese; daughter, Ginny; son, David; sister, Phylis and husband, G. J.; and "Angel" grandson, Wesley.

Arrangements by Arlington Funeral Home.

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Ann Mae (Johnston) Hough

Ann Mae Hough

Ann Mae Hough, of Dunedin, Fla., formerly of Kerens, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2003 at her residence. Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Interment will be at Kerens City Cemetery.

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Ann Mae Hough

Ann Mae Hough, 83, of Dunedin, Fla. and formerly of Kerens and a longtime resident of Scarsdale, N.Y., passed away Sunday, May 11, 2003, in Dunedin, Fla.

Vigil will be held at 7 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens City Cemetery.

Mrs. Hough was born Oct. 18, 1919, in Kerens to Sidney Johnston and Millie Steed Johnston. She as a graduate of Kerens High School. Ann married Robert Hough on Feb. 21, 1944, at Fort Bliss, Texas. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Scarsdale, N.Y. She was treasurer of St. Veronica's Guild, and at the present time was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Dunedin, Fla., and a member of the Country Club. Ann was also an accomplished bridge player.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1996.

Survivors include her sons, Thomas J. Hough of Mundelein, Ill., and James Hough of White Plains, N.Y.; daughter, Kathryn Hough of Dunedin, Fla.; granddaughter, Ann Marie Krogh; grandsons, John and Ryan Hough; and sister, Lottie Caskey of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Elise (Miller) Davis
Oct 12, 1913 - May 11, 2003

Elise Miller Davis, a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 11, 2003, in Dallas. Elise was born and raised in Corsicana, Texas, and graduated from Corsicana High School with honors. She attended the University of Texas at Austin for several years. Mrs. Davis was a creative writer and a published author including numerous Art of Living articles in the Reader's Digest for 20 years and wrote a national best seller, "The Answer is God," the authorized biography of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. She also taught creative writing at Baylor University and the University of Texas at Dallas. Elise was active as a board member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. She was a member of Temple Emanu-El in Dallas and the League of Women Voters in Galveston. Preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Jay A. Davis, and her brother, Alvin Miller. Survived by her husband Leo M. Davis of Dallas; daughter and son-in-law, Rayna and Michael Loeb of Dallas; brother, Sidney Miller of Corsicana; granddaughters, Elisabeth Loeb Jacobson of San Francisco, Calif., and Emily Davis Loeb of Los Angeles, Calif.; great-granddaughter, Abigail Loeb Jacobson; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dr. Milton and Vera Nell Davis of Kemp, Texas; sister-in-law, Ernestine Miller of Bartlesville, Okla.; and several dear nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 4 p.m. today at Sparkman/Hillcrest Northwest Highway Chapel, Rabbi Gerald J. Klein officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Dallas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Clinic at U.T. Southwestern Medical Center, 2201 Inwood, NC5.212, Dallas, TX 75390-9070 in memory of Elise Miller Davis. Arrangements by Sparkman/Hillcrest, Dallas.

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Ira Earl Fullerton
Mar 8, 1924 - May 12, 2003

Ira Earl Fullerton, 79, of Corsicana passed away Monday, May 12, 2003, at Heritage Oaks West.

Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dresden Cemetery with Brother Rodney Bancroft officiating.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, James Fullerton, Chris Fullerton, James Minefee, Ray Nutt, Bryan Nutt and Clyde Rawlings. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, Tod Hurley Jr., Bobby Hurley and Danny Hurley.

Mr. Fullerton was born March 8, 1924, in Hubbard. He worked for the Corsicana State Home and five years for the Blooming Grove School District in maintenance. He was then self employed for many years in his own lawn care business. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, LaVerne Fullerton of Corsicana; son, Edward Fullerton and wife Ophelia of Hubbard; daughter, Donna Hurley and husband Tod of Bellmead; five grandsons; one granddaughter; sister-in-law, Clara Fullerton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

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Lanelle (Robinson) Clark

Lanelle Robinson Clark, 79, of Streetman passed away Saturday, May 10, 2003, in Tyler. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Capps Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Marvin Clark officiating. Interment will follow at St. Elmo Cemetery near Streetman. Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel, Fairfield.

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Barry Thomas Sherrard
Jan 10, 1964 - May 12, 2003

Barry Sherrard

Barry Sherrard, 39, of Corsicana passed away Monday, May 12, 2003, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Barry Thomas Sherrard

Barry Thomas Sherrard, 39, of Corsicana passed away Monday, May 12, 2003, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with Pastor B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating.

Mr. Sherrard was born Jan. 10, 1964, in Corpus Christi. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Charlotte.

Survivors include his wife, Kelly Sherrard of Corsicana; sons, Kennon and Kevin, both of Corsicana; parents; Everett and Clydell Sherrard of Corsicana; grandparents, Roland and Nellie Sherrard of Corsicana; grandmother, Opal Mae Holloway of Navarro Mills; brother, David Sherrard of Wylie; and sister, Vickie Pattello of Las Vegas, Nev.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Frances (McKinney) Jones
Nov 3, 1902 - May 11, 2003

Frances McKinney Jones, 100, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, May 11, 2003 at Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman.

Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday at M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at M. R. Smith Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry L. Bailey Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Goodlow Cemetery in Goodlow.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Mrs. Jones was born Nov. 3, 1902 in Kerens.

She was preceded in death by her father, Walter McKinney; mother, Melissa Colbert; and sister.

Mrs. Jones is survived by cousins Helina Green, Georgia Ray Hornbuckle and Ruth Burks, all of Kerens, and Marie English of Corsicana; and a host of other friends.

Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals

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Martha (Casebolt) Smith
Feb 1, 1928 - May 9, 2003

Martha Casebolt Smith, 77, recently of Raymore, Mo., passed away in the night May 9, 2003, in Raymore, Mo.

Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Jude Catholic Church in Gun Barrel City with the Rev. Raymundo Garcia officiating. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery in Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Randall Smith, Jerome Smith Jr., Tolby Smith, David Smith, Kevin Smith and Bob Peduto.

Mrs. Smith was born Feb. 1, 1928, in Mousie, Ky. She was retired after 26 years from Mesquite Independent School District. She will be sorely missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome B. Smith.

Survivors include her children, Randall F. Smith of Richardson, Jerome B. Smith Jr. of Brownsville, Tanya E. Peduto of Belton, Mo., and Tolby L. Smith of Rowlett; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one brother and two sisters.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Robert Berry Holmes

Robert Berry Holmes, 58, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, May 11, 2003, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 2:30 p.m. today at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Thornton with the Rev. Billy Anderson, pastor of Victory Baptist Church in Groesbeck, officiating. Interment will follow at Thornton Cemetery. Arrangements by Blair-Stubbs, Thornton.

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Eddie 'Sukie' Steward Jr.
Feb 10, 1945 - May 12, 2003

Eddie "Sukie" Steward, Jr., 58, passed away Monday, May 12, 2003, at his residence.

Wake will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 409 N. Third St.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Chapel and from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Mr. Steward was born Feb. 10, 1945, in Powell. He was a well-known cabinet maker whose skillful work graced many homes.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dora Helen Steward; and sisters, Barbara Nell Smith and Betty Ruth Thomas.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Steward of Arlington; children, Patricia Cyrus of Wichita Falls, Michael Steward of Dallas, Sherretta Ellison (Carl) of Corsicana, Eddie D. Steward and Ricky Steward, both of Gatesville, Debra Steward of Corsicana, Reynard Jones (Tequilla) of Ennis, James Hines (Kathryn) of Austin, and Kimberly Hines of Arlington; father, Eddie Steward Sr. (Sadie) of Dallas; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Fayrene Loving (Wayne), Brenda Collins (Howard), Edna Tarbutton, Linda Brown, and Shirley Steward, all of Corsicana, Mary Wigfall (Wallace) of Dallas, Lorene Wade of The Colony; brothers, Larry Williams of Mississippi, Monty Steward of Pine Bluff, Ark., George Smith of Grand Prairie, and Michael Steward of Arkansas; two uncles, Billy Ray Smith (Evelyn) of Fort Worth and Tony Smith of Dallas; aunt, Betty Walker (Labron) of Corsicana; great-aunt, Lorene Sanford of Corsicana; and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary

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Alton Goff
Dec 3, 1932 - May 11, 2003

Alton Goff, 70, of Powell passed away Sunday, May 11, 2003, at his residence.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at First Independent Baptist Church, 703 E. Fifth Ave., with Elder Vernon Jessie officiating. Interment will follow at Chatfield Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Coy Hodge, Robert Smith, Johnny Brewer, Jeff Baxter, John E. Jennings and Kevin Renfro.

Mr. Goff was born Dec. 3, 1932, in Powell. He was retired from Texas Power and Light Company. He was always industrious, and had a lawn service for many years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jorene Renfro Goff; brothers, L. C. and Kelton; sisters, Louise and Claudie; and devoted and faithful friend, Buddy Winston.

Survivors include his daughter, JoAnn Jackson (John) of Corsicana; grandsons, Terry Newsome of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Anthony Jimerson of Dallas and Autrey Jimerson of Corsicana; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Afton Goff of Corsicana and Ray Allen Goff of Ennis; uncle, James Hurd of Corsicana; aunt, Geneva Goff of Corsicana; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mort

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Clyde B. Richards
May 18, 1919 - May 14, 2003

Clyde B. Richards, 83, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2003, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Elder Tom Hart officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Luther, Tim Nicholson, Billy Richards, Danny Richards, Robert Luther and Larry Fuller. Honorary pallbearers will be Presley Hopper and Elden Mosley.

Mr. Richards was born May 18, 1919, in Emhouse. He was a very faithful member of Providence Primitive Baptist Church for 46 years and a deacon at the church for 40 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the European Theatre. He owned and operated Richards Tobacco Company for 16 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Minnie Richards; sisters, Dora Luther and Marie Brown; and brothers, Rook Richards, Skeeter Richards and Barney Richards.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Faye Richards of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law, Dorsey and Mary Richards of Corsicana; and sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Newman Fuller of Gun Barrel City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Macie (Hawkins) Lamkin
Sep 16, 1925 - May 15, 2003

Macie Hawkins Lamkin, 77, of Dawson passed away Thursday, May 15, 2003 at a Waco Hospital.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 20 at First Baptist Church of Dawson with Revs. Dennis Mott and Steve Rand officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Mrs. Lamkin was born Sept. 16, 1925 in Dill, Okla. to Ernest and Ella Mae Hawkins. She had been a resident of Dawson since 1978 after having lived in Arlington for many years, where she was a member of Woods Chapel Baptist Church and served in the hospital auxiliary at Arlington Memorial Hospital. She helped deliver Meals on Wheels in Dawson and was a Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Lamkin was a homemaker and enjoyed crafts and quilting and was a member of First Baptist Church of Dawson.

Mrs. Lamkin is survived by son, Bobby Lamkin and wife Jane of Brownwood; daughter, Ann Mott and husband Dennis of Dawson; brother, Wayne Hawkins of California; sisters, Wanda Catoe of Conroe, Lillian Ashton of Amarillo, Carrie Jo Bonds of Belton and Monnie Janetsky of Colorado; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends

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Nena Mae Brown
Nov 25, 1913 - May 18, 2003

Nena Mae Brown, 89, of Brownfield passed away Sunday, May 18, 2003, in Lubbock.

Services were 11 a.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church in Brownfield with the Rev. Pat Riley and the Rev. Steve Carter officiating. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse.

She was born Nov. 25, 1913, in Frost. She was raised and graduated from high school in Barry. She married Clarence H. Brown Sr. in Corsicana. He preceded her in death Jan. 9, 1987. She lived in Athens, Lumberton, Miss., and DeQuincy, La., prior to moving to Brownfield in 1969. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Brownfield.

Survivors include her son, Clarence H. Brown Jr. and wife Ellena of Denver, Colo.; daughter, Joy Faye Smith and husband Edwin of Tyler; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Brownfield Funeral Home, Brownfield.

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Nena Mae Brown

Lubbock Avalanche Journal, 20 May 2003

Funeral services for Nena Mae Brown, 89, of Brownfield will

be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at Calvary Baptist Church in Brownfield with the Rev. Pat Riley and the Rev. Steve Carter officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 2003 at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse, Texas. She died Sunday, May 18, 2003 in Lubbock. She was born on November 25, 1913 in Frost, Texas. She was raised and graduated from high school in Barry, Texas. She married Clarence H. Brown, Sr. on February 18, 1932 in Corsicana, Texas. He preceded her in death on January 9, 1987.

She lived in Athens, Texas, Lumberton, Miss. and DeQuincy, La. prior to moving to Brownfield in 1969. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Brownfield. Survivors include her son, Clarence H. Brown, Jr. and his wife, Ellena of Denver. Colo.; her daughter, Joy Faye Smith and her husband, Edwin of Tyler, Texas; 5 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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  • Submitted by Don Brownlee

Myrtle (Green) Killion-Brown
Dec 3, 1918 - May 16, 2003

Myrtle Brown, 84, of Corsicana passed away Friday, May 16, 2003, in Denton.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Westhill Church of Christ with Ferman Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow at Chatfield Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be elders of the church, grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

Mrs. Brown was born Dec. 3, 1918, in Chatfield.

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

Survivors include her son, David Killion and wife Rhay Etta Killion; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Royace Connor Sr.

Royace Connor Sr., 88, of Paragould, Ark., passed away Saturday, May 17, 2003. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Charlie Hugh Harwell

Charlie Hugh Harwell, 57, of Dawson passed away Sunday, May 18, 2003, in Corsicana. Services were 11 a.m. today at DFW National Cemetery with the family officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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William Robbins Bonner
Jan 26, 1919 - May 19, 2003

William Robbins Bonner, 84, of Channelview and formerly of Eureka, passed away Monday, May 19, 2003, at his residence. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Eureka Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Hubert Ross Smith
Feb 25, 1887 - Apr 12, 1970

Smith Funeral

Funeral services were held Monday at 5 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel for Hubert Smith, 83, who died Sunday. The Rev. Mickey Loftis officiated, assisted by the Rev. Clem S. Sullivan. Burial was in Pattison Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, one daughter five grand children, four great-grandchildren and two sisters.

 

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  • Link to Death Record Extract
  • WWI Veteran
  • Hubert Ross Smith was born Feb. 25, 1887 in Kaufman TX. He  was the son of Stephen Sparks Smith and Ellender Ann Meadors. Hubert stayed most of his early life in Cryer Creek and Emhouse. He married Delia Richards June 28, 1919, and had 4 children. Norman Ross, Dan Miller, Mary Lois, and Steven Edmond Smith. Hubert Ross Smith passed away April 12, 1970 and is buried in Pattison Cemetery by his son Steven who passed in 1960. Norman Smith died in 1997 followed by his wife Laura Cox in 2001. Dan lives in Tenn. Mary survives her husband Bob White who passed in 1995 ... Submitted by Terri Garvin 5/2003
  • Cemetery Military Marker Photo

 

Hurbert Ross Smith
Feb 25, 1887 - Apr 12, 1970

Hurbert Smith Dies Sunday Hurbert Smith, 83, resident of Corsicana the past 10 years and native of Kaufman county, died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. A carpenter by trade, he was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Monday at 5 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate; assisting will be the Rev. Clem S. Sullivan. Burial will be in the Pattison Cemetery. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Norman of Corsicana and Don of Knoxville, Tenn.; one daughter, Mrs. Lois Mock, Houston; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Dave Allen, Corsicana, and Mrs. Andy Greer Childress. Pallbearers will be Billy Burton, Robert Modissette, Jerry Smith, Clyde Richards, Ralph Richards, Robert Luther, Bernard Pattison and T. B. Barnett.

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Ethridge "BOB" Oneal White
Apr 17, 1912 - Jul 5, 1995

Ethridge Bob White, 83, of Houston, died Jul 5, 1995, in Houston.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Kenneth Rickman officiating. Burial will follow in Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse.

Pallbearers will be Robert Modisette, Steve Modisette, Richard Modisette, Dorsey Richards, Clyde Richards, and Tom Davis.  Mr. White was born April 17, 1912, in Hill county.

He is survived by his wife Mary L. White of Houston: three sons,  Timothy White of South Haven, Miss., and Michael and Tommy White of Deer Park; three daughers, Donita Wheeler of Tuscon, Ariz., Rita Modisette of Houston, and Linda Williams of Trinity; two sisters, Deita Griffin of Dallas and Jerrene Worthington of Oxford, Mass.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren: and numerous nieces and nephews.

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  • Bob and Mary L Smith were married September of 1942. They had  4 children, all born in Corsicana, though they were raised in Houston.
  • Submitted by Terri Garvin 5/2003

William Bennie (Bill) Hanna
Jun 18, 1924 - May 25, 2003

William Bennie (Bill) Hanna, 78, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, May 25, 2003 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons.

Mr. Hanna was born June 18, 1924 in Pursley. He was a member of the Calvary Worship Center (formerly First Pentecostal Church of God) of Corsicana. He was employed for 23 years with the Corsicana Fire Department, retiring as the assistant chief. After retirement he owned and operated various convenience stores, and served on the Angus Volunteer Fire Department and served as the alderman for the City of Angus. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Donnie Hanna of Angus; sons Bennie Lee and Vicki Hanna of Angus, Danny Rube and Rhonda Hanna of Mildred, Dennis Ray and Kathy Hanna of Kerens and Terry Hugh and Karen Hanna of Eureka; daughters Peggy (Hanna) and Charles Wilson of Streetman and Donna (Hanna) and Dave Thomas of Eureka; 19 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Adolfo Ovalle
Mar 13, 1950 - May 23, 2003

Adolfo Ovalle, 53, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, May 23, 2003, in his residence.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at 1105 North Spikes Rd.

Mr. Ovalle was born on March 13, 1950, to Daniel G. and Estanila Ovalle. He was a graduate of Corsicana High School.

Survivors include wife Judy Swensied Ovalle of Corsicana; children Tamie Owens, Connie Ovalle, Michael Ovalle and Adolfo Lee Ovalle, all of Corsicana, and Stacy Smith of Waco; grandchildren Britteny Ovalle; Amber, Autumn and Ashton Owens; Whitney Lindnsey and Racheal Ovalle; Michael Smith; James Watson Jr.; brothers Inacio Rentrie, Gonzale Rentrie; Johnny, Pete, Daniel Jr., David, Selso, Wally and Ricky Ovalle; sisters Rita Rentrie, Corina O. Martinez, Pauline Gracia and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Katherine "Kitty" (Wooley) Haney
Jul 7, 1928 - May 23, 2003

Katherine (Kitty) Haney

Katherine (Kitty) Haney, 74, of Frost, passed away Friday, May 23, 2003, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

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

Pallbearers are Douglas Jones, Jerry Aston, Dennis Haney, Benjamin Herring, Dean Curry and Gary Nalley.

Mrs. Haney was born on July 7, 1928, in Mobile, Ala.

She was preceded in death by her son Jesse Haney.

Survivors include husband Gene Carl Haney of Frost; sons Carl Haney of Mesquite, Laslie Haney of Garland, Leon Haney of Frost and Robert Haney of Dallas; daughters Donna McAnally of Alabama, Carol Haney of Garland, Louise Murphy of Garland, Helen Herring of Garland and Evelyn Green of Frost; 19 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and brother Louis Wooley of Alabama.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - May 27, 2003
  • Her mother's name was Mandi Mary (O'Brien) Wooley. She was born in Alabama and is NOT originally from Navarro County or Frost, Texas. Her father passed away before her birth and her children do not know his name. She no longer has any living siblings we can gather the information from at this time. [Nov 16, 2016]... Sheryl Abbitt, grand daughter of Katherine Haney

     


Charles Shewbert

Charles Shewbert, formerly of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2003, in Cleveland. Services will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Adamsville Baptist Church in Adamsville. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Gale William Cox Sr

Gale William Cox Sr. of Corsicana passed away Thursday, May 22, 2003 in Corsicana. Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

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Glenn Dunlap
Oct 10, 1937 - May 22, 2003

Glenn Dunlap

Glenn Dunlap, 65, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, May 22, 2003, in Corsicana.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Finley and the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Robert N. McGehee, Jerry Lynn McGehee, Dr. John Biltz, Rudy Carroll, Tom Shepherd, Gene Bullard, Liston Herod and Jim Coker. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Fritts, Al Schriefer, Max Bowen, Dillard Ellington and Jack Bradley.

Mr. Dunlap was born Oct. 10, 1937, in Corsicana, to Thelma and J.D. Dunlap. He was self employed in wholesale and retail sales and services for 40 plus years in the Corsicana area.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Martha Dunlap of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Dana and Calvin Clarke of Arlington; son and daughter-in-law, Brett and Amy Dunlap of Mount Juliet, Tenn.; granddaughters, Caitlin Clarke and Kendall Clark, both of Arlington, and Delaney Dunlap of Mount Juliet, Tenn.; grandsons, Grayson Clarke of Arlington, and Grady Dunlap and Connor Dunlap, both of Mount Juliet, Tenn.; brothers, Richard Dunlap, Jackie Dunlap, Kenneth Dunlap and Anthony Collard of Corsicana; and sisters, Sarah Williamson and Cheryl Lynn Collard, both of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Robert Foster Johns Jr.
Feb 23, 1958 - May 20, 2003

Robert Foster Johns Jr., 45, of Venus passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2003, in Fort Worth. Visitation will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery with the Rev. Alan Stoddard officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Alvin Ray Goodman
May 27, 1913 - May 21, 2003

Alvin Ray Goodman

Alvin Ray Goodman, 89, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2003, in Corsicana.

Private services will be held later.

Mr. Goodman was born May 27, 1913, in Raleigh. He was a retired engineer with Southern Pacific Railroad. He was a member of Brotherhood of Locomotive, Firemen and Engineers.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Goodman.

Survivors include his son, Ray C. Goodman of Corsicana; grandson, Ray C. Goodman of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law, N.J. and Susie Goodman of Stamford; brother, Olan Goodman of Stamford; and sister, Louise Freeze of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Maddlen Sue Grimes

Maddlen Sue Grimes, 64, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, May 18, 2003, in Corsicana. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with Brother Robert Thomas officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Clifford Thomas Niedzielski
Sep 23, 1920 - May 26, 2003

Clifford Thomas Niedzielski, 82, of Newark, Texas, passed away Monday, May 26, 2003 in Newark.

Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Decatur.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Decatur with the Rev. Gilbert Panza officiating. Interment will follow at Post Oak Cemetery in Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Niedzielski was born Sept. 23, 1920, in Foley, Minn. He married Glenalma Rodgers July 21, 1988, in Decatur. He was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife, Glenalma Niedzielski of Newark; son, Clifford T. Niedzielski of Port Angeles, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Coker Funeral Home, Decatur.

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Robert Weston Edwards Sr

Robert Weston Edwards Sr., 70, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, May 25, 2003, in Corsicana. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Vinson officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Theodore Roosevelt Henderson
Mar 8, 1908 - Oct 1979

Alamogordo Daily News
October 24, 1979
Page 8

Chapel Rites Thursday for HENDERSON

Ted R. Henderson died Sunday at home. He was born March 8, 1908 in Corsicana, Texas. He was a retired painter and paperhanger and had lived in Alamogordo for the past five years.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Hamilton Chapel at 10 am., with Rev. Francis S. Wilson officiating.

Interment will be held at the Monte Vista Cemetery following the service.


He is survived by 4 sons, Jim of Wichita Falls, Texas, John and Teddy of Vernon, Texas, and Billy of Richmond, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Floy Leach of Sacramento, California, and Mrs. Carrie May Luedtke of Vernon, Texas; and one brother, Carl, of Houston, Texas.


Friends may call at the Hamilton Chapel from 7-9 pm tonight, and from 8 am until service time tomorrow.

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Donald Calhoun Williams 
Mar 2, 1913 - Apr 26, 2003

Donald Calhoun Williams, age 90, died peacefully Saturday, April 26, 2003. He was born in Frost, Texas to Jethro V. and Anna May Burdine Williams on March 2, 1913. He was the oldest of 5 siblings (4 brothers and 1 sister). He attended the Texas School for the Deaf in Austin. After leaving the School for the Deaf in 1932, Donald lived in Austin for almost 70 years before moving to San Marcos, Texas 2 years ago. On June 6, 1937 he married Charlie Mae (Totsy) Long. They celebrated 50 years of marriage prior to her death on October 9, 1987. He was a 50 year + member of the Carpenter's Union retiring in 1972 at age 62. In 1985, Donald was inducted to the Texas School for the Deaf Alumni Association Hall of Fame having been an All American football and basketball player. He was a community liaison serving deaf senior citizens for Travis County Services for the Deaf. He was a volunteer for over 20 years with RSVP. He served as treasurer for the Texas Association of the Deaf and the Austin Club of the Deaf. He served on the board of the American Federation for the Elderly Deaf as a resident representative for La Vista Retirement Community in San Marcos where he resided at the time of his death. He was baptized into Christ and was currently attending the Holland Street Church of Christ in San Marcos. Early in his retirement Donald enjoyed working in his workshop making things out of wood. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing dominoes daily at the La Vista Community Center. Donald is survived by his son, Clovis and wife, Sue of Redhill, Surrey, United Kingdom and grandson Danny Williams and granddaughter Julie Adams and husband Sam all of Austin; daughter, Patsy Nelson- Farmer and husband, Jim Farmer of Austin and grandson Tracy Nelson and wife Toni of Cedar Creek, and granddaughter Tammy Nelson and fiancé Troy Smith of Austin along with 6 great grandchildren 4 of Austin, 1 of Cedar Creek and 1 of Elizabeth City, N.C. and his brother Robert A. Williams and wife Helen of San Angelo along with nieces, nephews and numerous cousins. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at Cook-Walden Forest Oaks Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 with Mr. H.S. ``Whit'' Whittington officiating. Interment to follow at Cook-Walden Forest Oaks Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Danny Williams, Dr. Sam Adams, Tracy Nelson, Troy Smith, Bill Lacy, and Richard Webb. In lieu of flowers for those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the American Federation for Elderly Deaf, c/o La Vista, 1615 Redwood Rd., San Marcos, Tx 78666 or Vaughn House, Inc. c/o1701 Evergreen Ave., Austin 78704 or Austin Deaf Church of Christ 1903 University Avenue, Austin 78705.


Gene Allen McNeil
Feb 5, 1924 - Nov 29, 2002

Gene Allen ``Pete'' McNeil, of Austin, born in Kerens, Texas, on February 5, 1924, went to be with his Savior on November 29, 2002, at the age of 78. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Leora Nix McNeil of Austin; son, Dan McNeil and wife Edna; son, David McNeil and wife Jeanne; daughter, Dolores Townsley and husband Dan; grandchildren, Keith McNeil and wife Sara, Sean McNeil, Abby McNeil, Daniel Townsley Jr. and wife Angie, Deanna Nail and husband Scott; great-grandchildren, Ariella McNeil and Luke Allen Nail; brother, John McNeil and his wife Louise, of Oregon. He was preceded in death by his son, Dwight McNeil. Mr. McNeil proudly served his country in the US Navy during World War II. He was a business representative for Carpenter's Local Union #1266 in Austin for 17 years and an International Representative for Carpenter's International Union for 15 years. As a member of Austin Masonic Lodge No. 12, A.F & A.M, Mr. McNeil was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, a member of the Austin Scottish Rite Bodies and the Ben Hur Shrine. Visitation for family and friends will be held Sunday, December 1, 2002, between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville. Funeral services will be held at the Memorial Chapel of Cook-Walden/ Capital Parks Funeral Home on Monday, December 2, 2002, at 10:00 a.m., with Reverends Arthur Fray, Al Cummins, and Bill Bolick officiating. Interment will follow at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Daniel Townsley, Daniel Townsley Jr., Keith McNeil, Sean McNeil, Scott Nail; brother-in-law, John Doyle; and nephews, James and Tommy Doyle. We all loved you and know that we will miss you. Our hearts will greatly miss your love and joy. However, our wonderful memories of you will always comfort us and we look forward to seeing you again in heaven. A special thanks to Dr. Demetrius F. Loukas and the wonderful nurses and staff at Seton Medical Center for their loving attention and care during the past several months. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Austin or the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.


Marjorie Lucretia (Paul) Wells
Sep 2, 1914 - Oct 25, 2002

Marjorie Paul Wells, age 88, of Austin, born in Weatherford, Texas, on September 2, 1914, passed away Friday, October 25, 2002. She moved to Corsicana, Texas, in 1918. Graduated from Corsicana High School in 1932. In 1935 she married Joe Kelton Wells, Member of the Legislature. She is survived by her husband, Joe K. Wells; son, Joe K. Wells Jr. and wife, Mary Margaret of Austin; grandchildren, Jennifer Kay Childers and husband, Cecil of Corpus Christi; Dr. Joe K. Wells, III and wife, Becky of Austin; John Barcus Wells and wife, Debra of Austin; great- grandchildren, Caroline and Sarah Wells, Claire and Benjamin Childers, Samuel Wells and Jacob and Brittany Rocha. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Paul. She was a Charter member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Charter Member Austin Lawyer's Wives Club and Member of Daughters of the Nile. Pallbearers will be David A. Curry, G. William Fowler, Cecil Childers, John Barcus Wells, Dr. Joe K. Wells, III, James R. White and Charles Walden. Honorary pallbearers will be Leon Stone, Alfred Tramp, John Sheffield, and Harry Balagia. Serving as honorary pallbearer is Cecil Nobles. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 27, 2002, in the Colonial Chapel of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Reverend Roy Sherrod officiating. Interment will follow at State Cemetery in Austin, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Burn Institute, or Guide Dogs of Texas.

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James Van Isbell
Jul 25, 1945 - Nov 23, 2002

James Van Isbell Loving son, devoted husband, and adoring father, James Van Isbell, 57, died suddenly Saturday, November 23, 2002, at Brackenridge Hospital, surrounded by family and friends. He was born July 25, 1945, to parents, Elsie Mitchell and William Z. Isbell Sr. in Georgetown, Texas. He married Carol Ann Berry April 1, 1983, in Corsicana, Texas. Along with his wife, their son, Matthew James Isbell survives him. Jim graduated from Florence High School in 1963. He attended Texas Tech University for a year then transferred to the University of Texas. In 1967 his studies were interrupted by service in the Army where he was stationed at Ft. Hood. Upon returning to the University of Texas, he earned a degree in History in 1971. He began a career at Texas Crushed Stone where he remained there until 1995. In March of 1995, he and long time friend, John Taylor purchased a trucking company, which is now known as George town Transportation. Jim was always giving his time and energies to the community. An avid supporter of United Way, he dedicated many hours to this effort. Prior to having a child of his own, Jim volunteered in the Georgetown Youth Baseball Association as coach for many teams. An enthusiastic fan of all sports, both local and at the University of Texas, Jim loved to be there, watching firsthand with family and friends always at his side. Dedicated to his son Matthew's baseball career, he was proud to see him attend Texas Lutheran University this fall, participating in their baseball program. In 1998, Jim felt the call to serve and was elected to the GISD School Board; in 2001, he was re- elected for his second term. Jim's wisdom, fairness, intelligence, and calm contributed greatly to the leadership of our school district. Jim was preceded in death by his father, William Z. Isbell Sr.; brother, William Z. Isbell Jr.; sisters, Freda Isbell Kanetzky, and Carmen Isbell; and mother, Elsie Mitchell Isbell. He is also survived by four sisters, Helen Baker and husband, Doug of Florence, Gayla Sue Edgar and husband, Randy of Florence, LaDain Burson, and Jo Nell Knight and husband, James, all of Georgetown; two brothers, Brook Isbell and wife, Louise of Florence, DeWayne Isbell and wife, Jodie of Rockdale; sister-in- law, Joyce Isbell of Florence; brother- in-law, J. D. Kanetzky of Taylor; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was held Monday, November 25, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at the Gabriels Funeral Chapel in Georgetown. Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 26, 2002, at the First United Methodist Church in Georgetown with Dr. Tim Bruster officiating and Brenda Atkins assisting. Interment services will follow at the Florence City Cemetery in Florence. Serving with honor as pallbearers will be his nephews, Douglas Baker Jr., Donnie Bishop, Tommy Kanetzky, Jerry Don Kanetzky, Brian Burson, Alan Isbell, Randy Isbell, Eddie Isbell, Kenny Edgar, Ronny Knight, Greg Knight, and Chris Knight. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the educational fund for Jim and Carol Ann's son, Matthew Isbell, at the Austin Area Teachers Federal Credit Union, P. 0. Box 14867, Austin, Texas 78761. Arrangements by The Gabriels Funeral Chapel, Georgetown, Texas (512) 869-8888.


Willis "Bill" Wilson

Willis "Bill" Wilson, age 67, died Thursday, July 4, 2002, at his Temple residence. He had resided in Temple for the past 23 years. Services will be Saturday, July 6, 2002, at Canyon Creek Baptist Church in Temple, with the Rev. Bill Magee officiating. Burial will be at Bellwood Memorial Park. Mr. Wilson was born in Jefferson, Texas, to Willis Eden Wilson and Willie Sue Mann Wilson. He graduated from Rice High School in Rice, Texas. He worked for forty four years for the Dr. Pepper Co., retiring as vice president of sales at the Temple Bottling Company. He had previously lived and worked in the Texarkana, Eagle Lake, and Hallettsville, Texas areas. He was a member of the Canyon Creek Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, the I.O.O.F. Lodge in Corsicana, C.T.L.C. in Temple, Greenbrier Golf Club in Moody, Lavaca County Sheriff's Reserve, and was a former E.M.S. instructor. Survivors are his wife, Ruby K. Wilson, two, sons, W. E. Wilson, III and wife Gail of Lorena, Jerry G. Wilson, and wife Linda of Pflugerville; daughter, Carla L. Huber, and husband Ron of Eddy; four granddaughters, Sada J. Moon, and husband Dustin of Lorena, Krystal Wilson and Stephanie Wilson of Pflugerville, Sarah Huber of Eddy; grandson, Matthew Huber of Eddy; three brothers, Richard Wilson of Tyler, Marvin Wilson of Cameron, Raymond Wilson of Kaufman; two sisters, Mary Flarity and Sue Wilson of Corsicana. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Robert Melton Wilson and Marion Joe Wilson, and two sisters, Marzee Jones, and Marie Fuller. Memorials may be made to the Van Fund at Canyon Creek Baptist Church, Scott and White Hospice, or the American Cancer Society.


Lois (Crawford) Wenzel
Apr 9, 1917 - Oct 19, 2002

Lois was called home by her Heavenly Father on Saturday, October 19, 2002. She was born on April 9, 1917, in Navarro County and married her loving husband on July 18, 1969. She had lived in Elgin the past 27 years. For the past year she has been cared for by the staff at Elgin Golden Years Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Elgin. Lois is survived by her husband, Randolph (Randy) Wenzel; one daughter, Stacey Wenzel; grandson, Randy Ross Wenzel; brother and sister-in-law, Worsham and Judy Crawford; sisters-in-law, Thelma and Etlice Crawford; numerous other family members; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Laura Crawford; sister, Betty Mae; brothers, RD and Herchal Crawford. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, and Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 22, 2002, at Elgin Funeral Home, 712 N. Ave C., Elgin, Texas. Burial will follow in the Elgin Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, PO Box 187, Elgin, TX 78621. Pallbearers are Chad Wenzel, Hugh Wenzel, Darrell Wenzel, Keith Wenzel, Billy Crawford and Johnny Crawford. Arrangements by Elgin Funeral Home, (512) 281-5697.


MARTHA IJAMS
1914

Mrs. Martha Ijams, 82, of Dawson, Texas, died suddenly at the home of her brother, Jeff Smith, in Wenasoga.

She is survived by four brothers, Jeff, Jim, Calvin, and Lafayette Smith all of Wenasoga and one son, C.T. Ijams of this city and three daughters, Mrs. W.W. Smith of Dawson, Texas, Mrs. Jim Cookston of Monroe, Louisiana, and Mrs. Will Jones of Rector, Arkansas. Interment will be in the family burying grounds at Wenasoga.


Geneva Dow (Talbot) Thomas

Obituary:
GRAPEVINE - Geneva Dow Thomas, mother of singer B.J. Thomas, died Saturday at her Grapevine home. She was 75.
Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at J. E. Foust & Sons Funeral Home. Burial arrangements are pending.
Mrs. Thomas was born in Dawson and was a longtime resident of Tarrant County. She was the widow of Vernon E. Thomas, who died in 1970.
The family requests that memorials be made to the North Texas Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Survivors: Daughter, Judy Thomas of Grapevine; two sons, Jerry R. Thomas of Santa Ana, Calif., and B. J. Thomas of Arlington; brother, Edward Talbot of Waxahachie; and four grandchildren.

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Milbra Christine (Thomas) Baggett
Feb. 1, 1915 - abt 1996

KENNEDALE - Milbra Christine Baggett, 81, a meat wrapper who retired after 21 years, died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home in Kennedale. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park.
Milbra Baggett was born Feb. 1, 1915, in Dawson, Texas. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Kennedale. She was a Kennedale resident for 42 years and was a resident of Mansfield Nursing Home for the past seven years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert O. Baggett.
Survivors: Daughters, Bobbie Stokes of Granbury and Ima Joyce Biggs of Kennedale; brother, Glynn Thomas of Whitney; grandchildren, Connie Taylor, Leisa Maupin, Debbie Perry, Cindy Abbott and Mark Biggs; and nine great-grandchildren.
Emerald Hills Funeral Home
500 Sublett Road, 572-1681 Steve H. Belyeu

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Floyd Judge Blakely

FLOYD JUDGE BLAKELY
SAINT JO - Services for Floyd Judge Blakely, 77, of Wichita Falls, who died Thursday in Nocona, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Christ in Saint Jo with Winstead Cooper, minister of the Church of Christ in Nocona, officiating, assisted by C. E. Cole, minister of the Church of Christ in Saint Jo. Burial is to follow in Coker Cemetery under the direction of the Scott-McCoy Funeral Home in Saint Jo.
He was born Dec. 28, 1904, in Navarro County to the late Mr. and Mrs. James Edward Blakely. He was married to Allie L. Winder. He was a retired oil field worker and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Raymond Blakely of Fort Worth and Billy Wade Blakely of Norman, Okla.; one step daughter, Ruby Lee Baker of Wichita Falls; one stepson, Arthur Kenney of Indianapolis, Ind.; two sisters, Bertha Mitchell and Beulah Goff, both of Saint Jo; one brother, Elbert Blakely of Nocona; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Beatrice and Lela Mae, and one brother.
Bearers will be grandchildren and nephews.

Notes:

  • Link to Family Website
  • SS # 462-01-9175 from SS death index, note SS shows birth date 28 Dec 1903 and death July 1982 in Wichita Falls, Texas.
  • Birth record at Navarro Co., TX courthouse has birth date as 12/28/03, born Rodney, TX delivered by P.L. Adams, M.D.

Jessie Ray Blakely
Nov 23, 1902 -Oct 1950

Obit in The Saint Jo Tribune, Friday, Oct. 6, 1950
J. R. Blakely, 48, Dies Saturday in Auto Crash
Funeral rites were held at Bulcher Tuesday for Jessie Ray Blakely, 48, who was killed in a highway accident near Gainesville early Saturday afternoon. Burial in Coker cemetery was directed by by Scott Brothers Funeral Home of Saint Jo.
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Jessie Ray Blakely was born November 23, 1902, in Navarro county, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Blakely. He was married in 1920 to Miss Minnie Cannon and to this union was born four children three of whom survive him. He had made his home in the Bulcher community for 44 years of his life and was engaged in farming and livestocking during most of his adult life.
Survivors include his wife and mother, three children; Huey S. Blakely of Prineville, Oregon; Alvin R. Blakely and Arlene Blakely of Bulcher. Also surviving are three sisters and four brothers: Mrs. Guy Cannon of Bonita, Mrs. Bertha Mitchell of Saint Jo, Mrs. Beulah Goff of Muenster, W.E. Blakely, of Perryton, Floyd Blakely of Wichita Falls, E.F. Blakely of Saint Jo and Charles Blakely of Booker.
Pallbearers at the final rites were Jim Dennis, Wright Embry, Bob Newman, Rural Cannon, Paul Cannon and Billy Wade Blakely.
Flowergirls were: Lois Marie Blakely, Sue Blakely, Jimmie Carroll Newman, Belva Jean Samples, Patsy Ruth Dennis, Odessa Mitchell, Mary Lee Dennis and Barbara Gayle Newman.

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Amanda Elizabeth (Haley) Blakely

Obituary in "The Saint Jo Tribune" Friday , May 27, 1955
MRS. BLAKELY'S SERVICES HELD ON THURSDAY
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the Community Center Church at Bulcher for Mrs. J. E. Blakely, 75, who died late Tuesday evening. Bro Winstead Cooper of Nocona officiated at the last rites and burial was made in Coker cemetery by Dunbar-Daugherty Funeral Home.
Amanda Elizabeth Haley was born July 11, 1879 in Navarro county and was married to the late J. E. Blakely April 1, 1895. They later moved to Cooke county and settled on the place where she resided at the time of her death.
Mr. Blakely was a farmer-stockman until his death a few years ago. Mrs. Blakely had been a member of the Church of Christ for many years.
Seven the couple's ten children survive, Mrs. J. G. Cannon of Bonita, Mrs. Floyd Mitchell, Mrs. J. G. Goff, Bill Blakely, Floyd Blakely, and Elbert Blakely all of Saint Jo and Charlie Blakely of Guymon, Okla.
Also surviving are; eighteen grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren and four sisters: Mrs. Ola Black of Dawson, Mrs Pearl Thomas of Houston, Mrs. Bessie Thomas of Fort Worth and Mrs. Laura Bruce of Waco.
Grandsons were pallbearers at the final rites.

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L. B. HOUX

IDAHO FALLS, ID -- L. B. Houx, 78, of Idaho Falls, died October 31, 2002, at Life Care Center.

He was born October 12, 1924 in Dawson, Texas to Robert Mac Houx and Mary Eula Dill Houx. He served in the Navy during World War II as an RM 1st Class. He spent 19 months in the South Pacific.

He married Betty Lou Miller on January 16, 1946 in Long Beach, California. They moved to Lubbock, Texas, shortly after they were married. They returned to California in 1947 and moved to Idaho Falls in 1959.

He worked as an auto body repairman and brick mason in California. After moving to Idaho Falls he worked at the Naval Reactor Facility as a janitor, then as a security guard. In 1963 he returned to the masonry profession as a brick mason and retired in 1987. He was a member of the Eastern Idaho Early Iron.

He was a member of the Methodist Church. His hobbies were hunting, fishing, raising animals, restoring vintage automobiles, and spending time with his family.

Surviving are:
Wife: Betty Houx, Idaho Falls, ID
Son: Larry (Susie) Houx, Idaho Falls, ID
Daughter: Bonnie (Len) Wasniak, Raleigh, NC
Son: Barry (Bridget) Houx, Idaho Falls, ID
Son: Bill Houx, Idaho Falls, ID
Brother: Robert (Dorothy) Houx, Mt. Vernon, WA
Brother: Ray (Lee) Houx, Lodi, CA
Sister: Wynell Fallenfield, Santa Paula, CA
12 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by 1 grandson, Mitchell Houx

Memorial Services will be from 4-7:00 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2002 at The Monarch, 810 East Sunnyside Road, Idaho Falls. Arrangements are under the direction of Wood Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Aspen Hospice, 2240 East 25th Street, Idaho Falls,
ID 83404


Florene Tucker

Florene Tucker, 82, of Burleson passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2003, in Fort Worth. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Cade Cemetery with the Rev. Phil Gibson officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Lee Roy Coffey
Feb 10, 1930 - Apr 18, 2004

Services for Lee Roy Coffey, 74, of Brownsboro were held April 21 at Calvary Baptist Church in Brownsboro with John Doud and Toby Clements officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Chandler Memorial Funeral Home of Chandler.

Mr. Coffey died April 18, 2004, in Tyler.

He was born Feb. 10, 1930, in Navarro County and lived in Brownsboro for several years. He owned a bulldozer service. He married Evelyne Davis on Sept. 4, 1948.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyne Coffey of Brownsboro; sons, Roy Dee and Jimmy Ray Coffey of Brownsboro; daughters, Reta Ann Tompkins of Wheeler and Judy Shanks of Wichita Falls; brothers, George H. Coffey Jr. of Rice; sisters, Gladys Ogburn of Corsicana, Mary Garza of Corsicana, Carolyn Horn of Corsicana and Willy Mae Pierce of Ennis; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were James Kerby, Keith Ford, Jerry D. Compton, Terry Holt, Kon Conner and Larry Davis.

Honorary pallbearers were Billy Dean, Larry Newberry, Otis Lamance, Eli Simmons and Dr. William Belt.


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