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Lucile Zeanon
Jun 17, 1906 - Jun 13, 1932

Miss Lucile Zeanon Passed Away Monday
Dawson Herald - June 1932

Miss Lucile Zeanon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Zeanon, died Monday morning at 3 o’clock at her home here, after an illness of several months duration, the last weeks of which time she was very sick. Miss Lucile had reached the age of twenty five years, eleven months, and twenty eight days. Up to some two years ago she had been a resident of Hubbard, but during her residence here, she had made a host of friends. She was converted and joined the Presbyterian church at Hubbard when eight years of age and held membership in that church at the time of her death. She possessed a happy disposition and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew her. Her passing away will not only be keenly felt by her family but by many friends as well.

The funeral service was conducted at the Cumberland Presbyterian church Monday afternoon at four o’clock, conducted by Revs. B. T. Tyree, F.O. Waddill, H. D. Jeffcoat, Robert Evans, W. H. McCulloch, Tom Allmon, and D. M. Fullerton, after which the body was laid to rest in the Dawson cemetery. The high esteem in which Miss Lucile was held was attested by the beautiful floral offering and the large number, many from a distance, who were present at the funeral to pay a last sad tribute.

Notes: Child of Edmund Oscar and Mary Loucinda Spence Zeanon, born 17 June 1906, died 13 June 1932. At the time of her death Lucile Zeanon was either divorced or separated from William C. Eversole, whom she married 6 March 1923.


Vicki Weschke
July 11, 1959 - May 2, 2003

Vicki Weschke, 43, died Friday, May 2, 2003, in Waco.

Graveside service: Was held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, in Crawford Cemetery, under the direction of Cole Funeral Home, McGregor.

Vicki Weschke was born July 11, 1959, in Gatesville, the daughter of Wilburn and Shirley Ann Allen Weschke and attended school at a Baptist academy in Mineral Wells. She worked at Pizza Hut as an assistant manager and at the time of her death she was employed by Wal-Mart as a sales person. She enjoyed reading and working all types of puzzles. She moved to Dawson two years ago.

Survivors: Parents, Wilburn and Shirley Weschke of Dawson; brother, Randy Weschke; sisters, Pamela VanTassel of Fort Worth and Jennifer McFarland of Dawson; nephews, Jonathan VanTassel, Brandon VanTassel, Chris VanTassel and Michael McFarland; and a niece, Melinda Macchio.


Willie Lee Perkins
Jan 4, 1916 - May 12, 2003

Willie Lee Perkins, 87, of Abilene, died Monday, May 12, 2003 at a local hospital. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2003 at the Bethel AME Church with Reverend Sonia J. Beaty officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park, under the direction of Community Memorial Funeral Home, 1443 N. 2nd St.

A visitation will be Friday, May 16th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Willie Perkins was born January 4, 1916 in Corsicana, TX, the son of Willis and Matilda Perkins. He worked for many years at the Pride Oil Refinery, First National Bank and Cooper High School.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Perkins of Abilene; a son, Roger Perkins of St. Charles, MO; a daughter, Ruby Mathis of Abilene; one sister, Anita Robinson of Dallas; seven grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren, the oldest of which is Ben Talmadge, of the home.


Letha Nell Phillips
Jan 19, 1934 - Oct 5, 2001

PHILLIPS
LETHA NELL, 67 of Forney.  Born January 19, 1934 in Corsicana and passed away October 5, 2001 in Dallas.  She is survived by daughter, Rebecca Gruber & husband Rich; good friend Robert Deason; nieces, Janet Phillips & Judy Alvarado and nephews, Jimmy Phillips & Bobby Phillips.  Visitation is 12-9 p.m., Monday October 8 at the funeral home with family receiving friends 5-7.  Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2001 at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Douglas Stearns officiating.  Interment to follow at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park.  (DMN - Oct 8, 2001)


Charles Owen Ellis 
Feb 1, 1932 - Sep 8, 2001

ELLIS
CHARLES "CHUCK" of Dallas and formerly of Frost, TX, born February 1, 1932, died of pneumonia September 8, 2001.  He is survived by his loving wife, Melva Ann son Gary Ellis & wife JoAnn daughter Teresa Ackersley & husband, Larry, grandchildren: Justin, Jake & Kelsey.  He is also survived by a sister, Melba Rossiter and mother-in-law, Elizabeth McDonald; brother-in-laws; Kenneth McDonald & wife, Linda, and Don McDonald & wife, Charlene; several nieces & nephews, great nieces & nephews, great nieces & nephews and one great great niece.  Mr. Ellis was a veteran of the U.S. Army and an employee of Texas Electric for over 40 years.  A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, September 11, 2001 at LAUREL LAND MEMORIAL CHAPEL, interment at Frost Cemetery, Frost, Texas.  The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 PM, Monday at the funeral home.  Donations to: The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation or The National Foundation for Cancer Research, in lieu of flowers, is encouraged. (DMN - Sept 10, 2001)


Lloyd Powell Blaine
Sep 19, 1935 - Jun 2, 2003

Lloyd Powell Blaine, 67, of Corsicana passed away Monday, June 2, 2003, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Timothy Schane officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Narno Olvera, Nicolas Nunez, Carl Atchley, Vence Ponce, Ricardo Rosales and Mario Turrubiartes.

Mr. Blaine was born Sept. 19, 1935, in Roxton. He was a very loving husband and father, and he really cared for his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Minnie Blaine; and sister, Linda Faye McGuyer.

Survivors include his wife, Valeria Blaine of Corsicana; sons, Joe David Blaine and Jon Henry Blaine, both of Corsicana; daughter, Carmen Ellen Blaine of Corsicana; half brother, David Newman McGuyer of San Antonio; aunt, Edna Cotton of Paris; cousin, Ted Cotton of Ozona; and numerous other cousins and friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Ida Florence (Henderson) Mitchell
Feb 7, 1917 - Jun 1, 2003

Ida Florence Mitchell

Ida Florence Mitchell, 86, of Midland passed away Sunday, June 1, 2003 at her residence in Midland.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church, 308 E. 11th, Corsicana, with the Rev. C.M. Young officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Ms. Mitchell was born Feb. 7, 1917 in Corsicana. She was retired from Edison Freshman School in Midland as an English teacher.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Upton Henderson.

Ms. Mitchell is survived by cousins, Mosetta Williams of Midland, Billy Carter of Lugoff, S.C., Randle Carter of Carson, Calif., Nona Carter of Compton, Calif., Arline Sparks of Lithonia, Georgia and Walter Carter of Moreno, Calif.; and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Gary Wayne Mason

Gary Wayne "Cowboy" Mason, 50, of Corsicana passed away Monday, June 2, 2003 at Mel-Haven Convalescent Center. Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. A wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harmony Baptist Church with the Rev. Donne Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Cassie Mae (Nealy) Smith
Sep 17, 1913 - Feb 9, 2001

Cassie Mae Smith, 69, of Corsicana passed away Feb. 9, 2001 at Mel-Haven Convalescent Center in Corsicana.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Eastside Church of Christ with Bro. Willie Wilmore officiating. Interment will be at Woodland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Mrs. Smith was born in Sept. 17, 1913 in Corsicana and she was a member of the Eastside Church of Christ. She is survived by daughters JoLinda Curry of Corsicana and Glenda Haywood (James) of Lancaster; a brother, Samuel Earl Nealy of Dallas; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


James Wilson Gross
Oct 7, 1941 - Feb 4, 2001

James Wilson Gross, 59, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Center in Corsicana. Visitation will be until 8 p.m. Friday at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at 2nd Mission Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Polk Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Nathaniel White, Jeffrey Cyrus, Cecil Means, Eugene White and Robert Gross Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Evans Darron Richardson, Tony Wayne Gross and Joe Means. Mr. Gross was born Oct. 7, 1941 in Corsicana. He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Gross Sr.; mother, Geneva Alford Gross; and brother, Willie D. Gross Jr. Mr. Gross is survived by four sisters, Willie Mae Curry, Ethel Jean Evans and husband Lee, and Geneva White Evans, all of Corsicana, and Lena Gross of Austin; two brothers, Robert Gross of Corsicana and Vester Gross and wife Araceli of Honolulu, Ha.; one uncle, William James Alford of Corsicana; devoted niece, Stacy Gross; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Arrangments by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.


Joyce Elaine (Bewley) Cribbs
Aug 21, 1950 - Jun 1, 2003

Joyce Elaine Cribbs

Joyce Elaine Cribbs, 52, of San Antonio passed away Sunday, June 1, 2003, in San Antonio.

Visitation will be held from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Cribbs was born Aug. 21, 1950, in Palestine to John Bewley and Lillian Thorpe Bewley. She was an administrative assistant for the Texas Department of Public Safety.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Cribbs.

Survivors include her sons, Jonothan Williamson and wife Kristi of Arlington and Jeff Woychesin of Corsicana; father, John Bewley of Chandler, Ariz.; mother, Lillian Bewley of Corsicana; grandchildren, Ryan, Samantha, Jonathan and Matthew Williamson; brother, Ken Bewley of Lewisville; sister, Reba Wills of Corsicana; aunt, Ernie Fincher of Corsicana; two nieces and two nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Althia Louise (Rosser) Beaird
Jul 23, 1923 - Jun 4, 2003

Althia Louise Beaird

Althia Louise Beaird, 79, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2003 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Sgt. Joshua Dover, Jody Beaird, Sandra Dover, David Gomez, Eric Gomez and Charles Shirley.

Mrs. Beaird was born July 23, 1923 in Blooming Grove. She worked at the Hat Factory.

She was preceded in death by husband William Rufus Beaird, son Charles Wayne Beaird, grand-daughter Melissa Beaird and sister Thelma Jo Gardner.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law William Rufus (Billy) and Carolyn Beaird of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law Jo Ann and Alvin Anderson of Corsicana and Ruby and Harry Cope of Tyler; brother William Thomas Buddy Rosser of Corsicana; granddaughters Karen Beaird of Corsicana, Sandra Dover and Rachel Dover, both of Tyler, Lisa and Danny Pownall of Corsicana, and Jessica and Mike Ferguson of Corsicana; grandsons, Jody Beaird, David Gomez, Eric Gomez and Charles Shirley, all of Corsicana; great-granddaughters, Alicia and Brandon Andrews, Valerie Pownall and Miss Morgan Louise Simmons of Tyler; great-grandsons, Joshua and Jennifer Dover of Ennis and Daniel Pownall; great-great-granddaughter Josephine Dover of North Carolina; great-great-grandsons Jonathan Ferguson and Julian Andrews; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Dr. Raymond Wendell Cook
Aug 11, 1929 - Jun 3, 2003

Dr. Raymond Wendell Cook, 73, of Waco, formerly of Ennis, died Tuesday, June 3, 2003. A memorial service was scheduled at 10 a.m. today at Woodway First United Methodist Church with his son-in-law, Dr. Jeff Smith, officiating. Interment will be held privately in College Station.

Dr. Cook was born August 11, 1929, in Valley Mills to Alvah Raymond and Lillie Pearl Kelly Cook. He graduated from Corsicana High School and Navarro Junior College. He served in the Air Force during the Korean conflict, and upon his discharge from the Air Force, he married Robbie Nelle Goodwin from Royse City. That same year, they moved to Bryan-College Station, and he entered Texas A&M College. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1957 having earned a bachelor of animal science and doctor of veterinary medicine.

In 1960, he established a veterinary practice in Ennis, and with his wife, Nelle, and his children, Kenneth and Leah, made Ennis their home for the next 41 years. During that time, he sold his veterinary practice, and went to work in animal research for American Cyanimid, Hoffman LaRoche, and Merck, Sharp & Dome. He retired from the Texas A&M Extension Service as a poultry specialist in 1992.

During his years in Ennis, he was active in Little League Baseball, and he belonged to the Ennis Jaycees and the Ennis Lion's Club. He served on the Ennis ISD school board, and was active in the local A&M Club. Dr. Cook was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Glenn Cook.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nelle, and his children, Kenneth Cook and his wife, Alba, of Arlington, and Leah Cook Smith, and her husband, Jeff, of Woodway. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Philip and Layne Smith of Woodway and Kyle Cook of Arlington. Further, he is survived by his siblings, Kelly Cook of Temple, Alvah Lee Montgomery of Dawson, Edward Cook of Corsicana, and Sidney Cook.

Honorary pallbearers are Philip Smith, Steve Stevens, Dr. Buddy Long, Dr. Charles Garrett, Dr. John Harris, Dr. Sam Glass and James Willhoite.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Woodway First United Methodist Church Building Fund. Providence Hospice, the Waco A&M Club Scholarship Fund, or a charity of your choice.

The family invites you to leave a message or memory by signing the 'Memorial Guestbook" at www.wilkirsonhatchbailey.com.

Arrangements by Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey, Waco.

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Dr. Raymond Wendell Cook
Aug. 11, 1929 — June 3, 2003

WACO — A memorial service for Dr. Raymond Wendell Cook, 73, of Waco and formerly of Ennis is set for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Woodway First United Methodist Church. Dr. Jeff Smith will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home in Waco.

Dr. Cook died Tuesday.

Born in Valley Mills, he graduated from Corsicana High School and Navarro Junior College. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War before moving to Bryan-College Station and entering Texas A&M, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a doctorate in veterinary medicine.

He retired from the Texas A&M Extension Service as a poultry specialist in 1992.  

During his years in Ennis, he was active in Little League Baseball and belonged to the Ennis Jaycees and the Ennis Lion’s Club. He served on the Ennis ISD school board, and was active in the local A&M Club.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Nelle Cook; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Alba Cook of Arlington; a daughter and son-in-law, Leah Cook Smith and her husband Jeff of Woodway; his siblings, Kelly Cook of Temple and Alvah Lee Montgomery of Dawson, Edward Cook of Corsicana and Sidney Cook; and three grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Woodway First United Methodist Church Building Fund, Providence Hospice, the Waco A&M Club Scholarship Fund or a charity of choice


Kathy Jean (Sullivan) Dickson
Feb 14, 1955 - May 27, 2003

Kathy Jean Sullivan Dickson, 48, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Bethany Baptist Church with the Rev. Earnest Betts Sr. as eulogist. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be relatives and friends of the family.

Mrs. Dickson was born Feb. 14, 1955, in Ennis.

She was preceded in death by her son, Eric Donnell Dickson; husband, Arthur Ray Dickson; father, Hookie Sheppard; and mother, Eddie V. Sullivan.

Survivors include her son, Bobby G. Dickson; daughters and son-in-law, Tammy Renee Dewberry, Shirley Ann Sullivan and Olonda Rochell Rush and Michael Rush; 12 grandchildren; brothers, Edgar Lee Sullivan and wife Rose, and Billy Wayne and wife Linda; sister, Shirley Temple Sullivan; many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends; and special friends, Inita Randle and Wallace James Grant.

Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Beaulah Sorenson

Beaulah Sorenson, 78, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2003 in Palestine. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Erma Jean (Hennington) Biggers

BIGGERS
ERMA JEAN was born in Corsicana, Texas on January 15, 1930 to the parentage of Curley & Bealuh Hennington, both of whom preceded her in death.  She leaves to cherish her memories: 1 daughter: Deborah Mooring of Dallas, 4 sons: Cecil Emanuel, Alvin Biggers, George Biggers, Jr., of Dallas, Kenneth Biggers of CA., 4 daughters-in-law: Joyce Emanuel, Juannita Biggers, Judy Biggers, Evelyn Biggers, 18 grandchildren: Kimberly LaDonna, Antonio, Alnita, Charles, Demetrice, Terry, Cecily, Joshua, Nicole, Jeremy, Kristi, Brandon, Doris, Rachel, Tamika, Shaterica, Erica, 12 great grandchildren: Shaquita, Christopher, Micah, Amber, Jessica, Cassandra, Antonio, Jr., Amesa, Morgan, Alvin D., Jonika, Daneisha, 1 special aunt: Leotha Swain, and a host of nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, other relatives and friends.  Wake service, Sunday, Sept 30, 2001 - 6:00 8:00 p.m.  Funeral service Monday, October 1, 2001 - 11:00 a.m. both services at True Lee Baptist Church, 3907 Bertrand, Rev. Dr. Parish, Sr., officiating. (DMN - Sept 20, 2001)


Gladys Faye Mays

MAYS
GLADYS FAYE (Claudia Estelle Goff) age 61 of Dallas, TX passed away October 6, 2001.  She was born April 26, 1940 in Kerns, TX.  Wake Services Friday October 12, 2001, from 7:00 - pm 8:00 pm at Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 1950 Canada Drive.  Funeral Services, Saturday October 13, 2001, at 1:00 pm. at Burning Bush Baptist Church 4943 Bonnie View, Dallas, TX.  Rev. Johnny Brown officiating.  Interment Lincoln, Memorial Park, Dallas, TX. (DMN)

 


Isabel Augusta (Fagg) Shrader

SHRADER
ISABEL AUGUSTA FAGG, was born in Frost, Navarro County, Texas, September 3, 1917, and passed away at Ferris Nursing Care Center August 27, 2001.  For many years before she retired Isabel was an R.N. at Parkland Memorial Hospital.  Before that she lived for several years in Hawaii.  She loved to listen to Hawaiian music.  She is survived by nieces and nephews.  Graveside services 1:00 P.M. Thursday, August 30, 2001, Restland Memorial Park.  (DMN - Aug 30, 2001)


Earsul Donell Herron
Oct 31, 1946 - 2001

HERRON
EARSUL DONELL, was born October 31, 1946 in Chatfield, TX.  He was a graduate of G.W. Jackson High School in 1965 & attended Navarro Junior College in Corsicana, TX.  He retired after 19 years of loyal service with Western Electric.  He was also employed by Tellabs, Inc. for 3 years.  Earsul leaves to cherish his precious memories: wife, Linda Herron; children, Sonji Winters, Christopher Herron, Roderick Collins, Kenneth McCoy & Leon Collins, Jr.; 3 grand children; sisters Avon Herron & Georgia Carson; brothers, Clifford Theo herron & Malcom Herron.  Wake: Today, 7-7:45pm at Evergreen Chapel.  Service: Fri., Sept. 7, 2001 at 2 pm at New Birth C.O.G.I.C., 2755 Gibbs Williams.  (DMN - Sept 6, 2001).


Clara (Buck) Hodge
Jan 26, 1907 - Oct 15, 2001

Clara Buck Hodge, 94, formerly of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2001 at Brentwood Place Two Nursing Home in Dallas.

Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home.

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

Pallbearers will be Leon Buck, Forrest Scarborough, Lee Glover, Sonny Buck and Matt Tapp.

Mrs. Hodge was born Jan. 26, 1907 in Alabama City, Ala. to Florence Holland Buck and Carter Tubb Buck. She grew up in Corsicana and was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Corsicana. She was a longtime resident of Mesquite and a member of The Church of the Resurrection. She graduated from Texas Women's University. She was a social worker and spent many years as a case worker for The Lighthouse for the Blind in Dallas in addition to working at other children's homes in Dallas and Corsicana.

Mrs. Hodge was preceded in death by children Emily, Janet, Joe and Clarence; brothers Roy and Raymond Buck and sisters Ruth Tirado and Ruby Garrett.

She is survived by sister Elora Buck Alderman of Mesquite; brother Leon Buck of Midland; nieces Katy Scarborough of Mesquite, JaNa Handley of Midland, Grace Jones of Boerne and Doris Liggett of Pinole, Calif.; nephews Sonny Buck of Midland, James Glasgow of Shreveport and Carter and John Lonon of Dallas; and several great nieces and great nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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HODGE
CLARA BUCK (94) passed away Oct 15, 2001 at Brentwood Place Two Nursing Home in Dallas.  Born in Alabama City, Alabama on January 26, 1907 to Florence Holland Buck and Carter Tubb  Buck.  Clara and her six  siblings grew up in Corsicana.  A long time resident of Mesquite and active member of the Church of the Resurrection, Clara was a graduate of Texas Women's University.  She ws a social worker and spent many years as a case worker for The Lighthouse for the Blind in Dallas.  She also worked at numerous children's homes in Corsicana and Dallas.  Clara was tragically preceded in death by her children Emily, Janet, and Joe in 1945 and her beloved Clarence in 1965.  Preceding her in death also were brothers Roy and Raymond Buck and sisters Ruth Tirado and Ruby Garrett.  She is survived by her sister, Elora Buck Alderman (formerly of Austin, TX.) of Mesquite; and her brother, Leon Buck of Midland.  In addition she is survived by nieces Katy Scarborough of Mesquite, JaNa Handley of Midland, Grace Jones of Boerne, Doris Liggett of Pinole, CA, and nephews, Sonny Buck of Midland, James Glasgow of Shreveport, Carter & John Lonon of Dallas and many great nieces and nephews including and great nephew, Lee Glover of Mesquite.  Special thanks to the caregivers at Brentwood and American Hospice.  Her legacy was one of service and love for her Lord and His flock.  She was a joy and inspiration to all.  Aunt Clara will be missed.  Aunt Clara and her kind.  Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel.  Visitation will be from 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. Wednesday.  Memorial to Episcopal Church of Resurrection, 11540 Ferguson Rd., Dallas, Texas 75228.


Dortha Elyn Hollingworth - Odessa American Website - June 24, 2000

ODESSA — Dortha Elyn Hollingworth, 76, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2000, at Medical Center Hospital.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2000, at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Ernest Easley officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.

Miss Hollingworth was born April 10, 1924, in Corsicana, Texas, to the late Ray O. and Pearl Murdock Hollingworth.

"Dot" graduated from Iraan High School in 1941 receiving an award for 12 years of perfect attendance in the Iraan School System. She graduated from Texas Women’s University in 1945, received a master’s degree in 1960 from Sul Ross University. She taught in the Ector County School District 35 years, serving as elementary music teacher, junior high choral director and secondary counselor. She retired in 1984.

Dot was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas State Teachers Association, National Education Association and Classroom Teachers Association. She was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church and the Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary where she was known to make the best popcorn in town.

She is survived by her best friend, Dorothy E. Prince; her brother and sister-in-law, Ramon J. and Virginia Hollingworth of Little Rock, Ark.; her niece and nephew, Hal Hollingworth and Raellyn Cockerham, also of Little Rock; cousins, Marianne Settles Melton of Minneapolis, Minn., Joe Dan Settles and Tim Settles of Ratliff City, Okla.; uncle and aunt, Dan and Lucille Settles of Duncan, Okla.; and dear friends which are too numerous to mention.

The family suggests memorials to Harp Fund or Music Department of First Baptist Church.


Joseph Thomas Holland
Jan 21, 1915 - Jun 24, 2001

Joseph Thomas Holland, 86, of Trinidad passed away Sunday, June 24, 2001 at East Texas Medical Center in Athens.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Paschal Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Lakeside Baptist Church in Trinidad with the Rev. Floyd Lovin officiating. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Ridgeway Cemetery in Ridgeway, near Sulphur Springs.

Pallbearers will be men of the church.

Mr. Holland was born Jan. 21, 1915 in Cleburne. He was retired supervisor from the U.S. Postal Service.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mayfair Holland.

Mr. Holland is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Carroll and Jerry Wicker of Coppell and Jean and Bob Houston of Red Oak; and grandchildren, Joel Wicker of Coppell, and Carrie Houston and Craig Houston, both of Red Oak.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.


Florence Bernita (Glass) Emmanuel
Sep 25, 1938 - Sep 8, 2001

 
Florence Bernita Glass Emmanuel passed away Sept. 8, 2001.

Viewing will be at Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home, 6449 Houston School Road, Dallas.

Wake services will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Faith Temple SDA Church, 825 W. Pentagon Parkway, Dallas.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Faith Temple SDA Church. Interment will follow at Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Mrs. Emmanuel was born Sept. 25, 1938 in Chatfield to Edgar Glass and Velma Giles Glass Skinner.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Jessie Glass; grandson, Brenton Swanson; mother, Velma B. Skinner; and husband, Harold Emmanuel.

Mrs. Emmanuel is survived by her daughter, Jacquelyn Martin and husband James of Arlington; sons, Edward Swanson of Grand Prairie and Harold Emmanuel II and wife Cassandra of Dallas; father, Edgar Glass of Dallas; brother, Van Glass and wife Lourie of Dallas; sister, Mary Farris and husband Dennis of Dallas; sisters-in-law, Doris Owens and husband Lysander of Oakwood and Bobbie Perry of Corsicana; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and church family.

Arrangements by Evergreen Funeral Home of Dallas.

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EMANUEL
FLORENCE BERNITA GLASS, was born on September 25, 1938 in Chatfiled, Texas.  Florence was preceded in death by her sister, Jessie Glass: her grandson, Brenton Swanson; her mother.  Velma B. Skinner; and her husband, Harold Emanuel.  She leaves to celebrate her life and memory; her devoted daughter, Jacquelyn Martin (James) of Arlington; two son, Edward Swanson of Grand Prairie and Harold Emanuel, II (Cassandra) of Dallas; four grandchildren; great-grandchildren, her father, Edgar Glass of Dallas; brother, Van Glass (Lourie) of Dallas; sister, Mary Farris (Dennis) of Dallas; two sisters-in-laws.  Doris Owen (Lysander) or Oakwood, Texas and Bobbie Perry of Corsicana, Texas.  Wake Services will be held Thursday, September 13, 2001 at Faith Temple SDA Church, 825 W. Pentagon Parkway, Dallas, TX from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 14, 2001 at Faith Temple SDA Church, 825 W. Pentagon Pkwy., Dallas, TX at 2:00 p.m.  Viewing will be at Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.; 6449 Houston School Rd. Dallas, TX.  Instruments will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park.


Ima Lee (Reese) Dawson

Ima Lee Dawson

Our mother, Ima Lee Dawson, passed away at her home Thursday evening, June 5, 2003, surrounded by her family. Her long battle with emphysema and cancer is over, and she now rests safely in the arms of Jesus.

Mother was born to Marion Cevester Reese and Amanda Loweta Merritt on June 26, 1914. She would have been 89 on her birthday later this month. She was raised in the Poetry community near Golden. She married James Andrew Dawson, Feb. 24, 1934, and moved to Ellis County near Forreston until 1940 when she and her husband moved to Waxahachie, where she was a resident for six decades. In November 2001, she moved to Frost to be near her daughters because of her failing health.

Mother was a seamstress by trade. She was past president of the VFW Women's Auxiliary. A longtime member of Farley Street Baptist. Our mother devoted her entire life to her children and their offspring.

She is survived by her twin daughters, Marion Roberson and husband, Gene, of Frost and Marti Vantreese of Waxahachie. Her baby daughter and husband, Faye Flores and Alex, live in Frost. She has two stepsons, Forrest Ray Dugger and his wife of California and Mark Dugger of Duncanville; 19 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were both husbands, her father and mother, two sisters, three brothers, an infant daughter, Linda Kay Dawson, granddaughter, Jeri Gail Smithwick, great-grandsons, John Wayne Smithwick and Daniel Wilson, and her lifelong and dearest friend, Irene Deal.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Farley Street Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Waxahachie City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Joe and John Smithwick, Ren Vantreese, Coleman, Phillip and Carl Jaynes and Alan and Berny Wilson.

To view an online obituary or send the family a personal tribute, visit the Web site at www.bozemitchellmckibbin.com.

Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibben Funeral Home, Waxahachie.

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George Cornell Sneed

George Cornell Sneed, 40, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel with Minister David Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

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Bessie L. (Calhoun) Rogers

Bessie L. Calhoun Rogers, 90, of Corsicana passed away Friday, June 6, 2003 at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Eastside Church of Christ with Bro. Alton Albert officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Mrs. Rogers was born March 20, 1913 in Corsicana. She was a faithful member of the Eastside Church of Christ.

Survivors include son Charles Jones (Jessie); granddaughters Priscilla Neal, Charlene McGilery and Lydia Davis (Herman); great-grandchildren Kevin Patterson of Denver, Colo., Monte McGilery of Fort Worth and Kalar Davis of Corsicana; great-great-grandchildren Kevin Neal Patterson and Kyle Nathan Patterson; sister Hattie Wilson (Shelly); nieces Gertrude Waters, Patricia Calhoun and Wilbert Raspberry; loving and devoted great-niece Mary J. Wilson; and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Estina Collins

Estina Collins, 83, of Bardwell passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at her residence in Bardwell. Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. today at St. Mary Baptist Church in Bardwell. Services will be 2 p.m. today at St. Mary Baptist Church in Bardwell. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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JAMES INMAN PAYNE

FORT WORTH - James Inman Payne, 68, died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998, at his residence in Fort Worth. Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Vincent Episcopal Church with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Father John Twyman will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at Mount Olivet Funeral Home. Mr. Payne was born July 17, 1930, in Rising Star and spent his early years in Breckenridge. Following the tradition set by his father and
elder brother, he played football for and graduated from SMU in 1953. Jim began his career in education as a teacher and coach at Ector High School in Odessa.  He later served as athletic director and head football coach at Ector and Corsicana. After earning a master's degree in educational administration from East Texas State University, Jim served as high school principal in Sanderson and Ozona as well as superintendent in Ozona before retiring in 1993. Since moving to Fort Worth in 1994, he worked part-time for H&R Block. After 48 years of marriage and 41 years of service in education, Jim died suddenly last Friday in his home of a heart attack. He will be greatly missed by his students, friends and family. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank C. Payne Sr. Survivors include his wife, LaVaughn Payne of Fort Worth; two sons, Jim Payne Jr. of Odessa and Larry Payne of Alpine; a daughter, Virginia Murrah of Bedford; his mother, Lucille Payne of Breckenridge; three brothers, Frank Payne Jr. of Dallas, Gerald Payne of Hereford and Ronnie Payne of Breckenridge; and 10 wonderful grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and Retinitis Foundation of the Southwest (Dallas).


Thomas Robinson

February 21, 2003

Thomas H. Robinson, 90, of Silverdale died Jan. 29, 2003, of heart failure at Harrison Hospital.

He was born Sept. 29, 1912, in Corsicana, Texas, to Thomas H. and Ettie (Robinson) Robinson.

He graduated from high school in Corsicana in 1930 and from Oregon State University in Corvallis in 1934.

He married Alice S. Prentiss on Sept. 6, 1938, in Longview.

Mr. Robinson worked as an electrical engineer. He retired in 1973.

He was a member of the Tri County Gun Club in Sherwood, Ore.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Randy H. Robinson of Seabeck; a daughter, Patricia Gardner of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Sara Short of Mount Pleasant, Texas; two grandchildren, Penny and Joel Maag; and one great-grandson, Sullivan Robert Maag.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Fay Robinson.

Services are private. Inurnment will be at Riverview Cemetery in Portland, Ore.

Arrangements are under the direction of Tuell-McKee of Bremerton.


Lance Moore

Services for Lance Christopher Moore, 18, of Longview will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Welch Funeral and Memorial Center Chapel with Garden Court committal, 4619 Judson Road, with Dr. Laney L. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Rosewood Park Cemetery. Mr. Moore died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002.

Mr. Moore was born Nov. 2, 1984, to Joe Claburn and Glenda Coker Moore in Longview. He was employed by Catfish Village. Mr. Moore attended Hallsville schools, East Texas Charter School and the American Academy. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Z.B. “Rusty” and Sudie Lois Moore and Winston and Opal Coker.

Mr. Moore is survived by his parents, Joe C. and Glenda C. Moore of Longview; one brother, Shane Claburn Moore and Kristine Myers; his aunts and uncles, Jerry and Hazel Underwood of Atlanta, Ga., Doris Walpole of Dallas, Robert and Marie Jones of Wichita Falls, Carol and David Harwell of Rice, Z.B. “Buford” and Jan Moore of Corsicana and Gene and Johnetta Moore of Terrell; one nephew, Michael Allen Moore; and one niece, Nichole Renae Moore.

The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. today, Nov. 26, at the funeral and memorial center.


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