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Martha Sue (Johnson) Batson-Kline 
July 10, 1941 - June 7, 2003

Martha Johnson Kline passed away June 7, 2003, at her home in Jacksonville after a lengthy illness. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She was born July 10, 1941, in Navarro County to G.W. and Addie Pearl Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Jackie Butler; and a brother, James Johnson.

She is survived by her husband, James Robert Kline; three sons, Harlan Eugene Batson and Jennifer, Michael Dean Batson and Russell Scott Batson and Kari; six grandchildren, Brittany, Austin, Amanda, Candice and Justin Batson and Jason Harbor. She is survived also by two sisters, Pat Coker and James Earl of Corsicana and Pam McCulloch and Jerry of Robstown; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Johnson of Corsicana. Also a very special niece, Lori Coker Engel, who lovingly cared for her during the last months of her illness and a host of relatives and friends.

Graveside services were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Dresden Cemetery with Steve Orbison, minister at North Beaton Church of Christ, officiating.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Reta Fay (Winfrey) Yielding

Reta Yielding

Reta Yielding, 80, of Corsicana passed away Monday, June 9, 2003, in Corsicana. Graveside services were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Resthaven Memorial Park with Dr. Mark Chadwick officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Clyde Walker
Nov 2, 1912 - June 7, 2003

Clyde Walker, 90, of Streetman passed away Saturday, June 7, 2003, in Fairfield. Visitation will beheld from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at St. Elmo Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Clyde Walker

Clyde Walker, 90, of Streetman passed away Saturday, June 7, 2003, in Fairfield.

Services were scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment followed at St. Elmo Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Colton Knight, Douglas Grant, Kevin Lee, Bennie Pillans and Jim Howard.

Mr. Walker was born Nov. 2, 1912, in Freestone County. He was a member of the Winkler Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Walker of Streetman; sister, Louise Blair of Lubbock; nephews, Clyde Blair of Henderson, Nev., and Curtis Blair of Brea, Calif.; and nieces, Carole Long of Levelland, Helen Douglas of Longmont, Colo., and Alice Lee of Wortham.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Earnest E. "Bo" Sharrer
July 12, 1919 - June 9, 2003

Earnest "Bo" Sharrer, 83, of Kerens passed away Monday, June 9, 2003, at Kerens Care Center.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Paschal Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Harold Scott officiating and the Rev. Wayne Mahoney assisting. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery with military honors.

Pallbearers will be Scott Sharrer, Kevin Sharrer, Brian Sharrer, Carl Osborn, Jerry Van Winkle and Dennis Skow. Honorary pallbearers will be Bazette Baptist Church deacons, Thomas Hill and Don Pate.

Mr. Sharrer was born July 12, 1919, in Bazette. He served in Company C 424th Infantry of the Army during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene; and daughter, Colleen Osborn.

Survivors include his sons, Ray Sharrer of Arkansas and Keith Sharrer of Overton; brother-in-law, J.C. Morton of Corpus Christi; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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W. G. Holleman

Newport (RI) Daily News, 20 March 1958

CORSICANA, Tex. - Services were held yesterday for W. G. Holleman, 85, who was survived by 151 living descendants: a son, three daughters, 42 grandchildren, 90 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

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Dave Kuykendall
May 1, 1843 – Aug 7, 1957

Newport (RI) Daily News, 9 August 1957

CORSICANA, Tex. - Dave Kuykendall, who said he was 114 and claimed never to have been sick or consulted a doctor, died Tuesday. He was born in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Corsicana Man, Dave Kuykendall, Dies at Age 114

CORSICANA, Texas (sp.). – Dave Kuykendall, who mined coal during the Civil War, died in a Corsicana hospital late Wednesday.

Kuykendall claimed to be 114 years old. Relatives said that before he was stricken Wednesday afternoon he had never been seriously ill or consulted a physician.

Kuykendall, a native of Chattanooga, Tenn., came to Texas 90 years ago and had lived in Navarro County for the last 30 years. He was a former saw mill worker and farmer.

Funeral will be held at Corley’s Chapel here at 2 p.m., Saturday, and burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

He is survied by two sons, Dave Kuykendall, Jr. and Simon Kuykendall, both of Corsicana; 22 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

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Hazel Odette (Champlin) Shornacy

Hazel Odette Shornacy of Corsicana passed way Tuesday, June 10, 2003 in Corsicana. Services are pending. Interment will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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H. Odette Champlin Shortnacy
Jan 22, 1945 - June 10, 2003

H. Odette Champlin Shortnacy, 58, died in Corsicana Tuesday, June 10, 2003. She was a resident of Corsicana for the past 2 1/2 years and formerly of Arlington for 35 years. She was born Jan. 22, 1945, in Biloxi, Miss., to Ernest Odell Champlin and Hazel Ward. She was retired from Philip Specialty in Grand Prairie.

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

Services for Mrs. Shortnacy will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rufus Nutt officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Ashford, Juan Cordona, Kevin Taroy, Rob Casteel, Mike Allen and Larry Stubblefield.

Mrs. Shortnacy is survived by her husband David Shortnacy of Corsicana; son, Kenneth Rinehart of Little Elm; stepsons, David Shortnacy Jr. of Kerens and Kevin Shortnacy of Fort Worth; daughter, Helen Erickson of Humble; stepdaughters, Kay Lane of Granbury and Shari Blair of Haltom City; mother, Hazel Ward Champlin of Glen Heights; brothers, Tony Champlin of Lafayette, La., Ernest Champlin and Hulon Champlin, both of Springfield, Mo.; sisters, Wanda Woesthaus of Longlane, Mo., and Debbie Flores of Irving; grandchildren, Joseph Braun, Jennifer Erickson, Kyle Rinehart, Dillon Rinehart, Misty, Crystal, Trenton, Dustin, William, Caleb, Candice, Heather, Haley and Myah; and one great-grandchild, Russel.

She was preceded in death by her brother, David Champlin.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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H. Odette Champlin Shortnacy

H. Odette Champlin Shortnacy, 58, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003.
Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel, Rufus Nutt officiating. Interment will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Ashford, Juan Cordona, Kevin Taroy, Rob Casteel, Mike Allen and Larry Stubblefield.

Mrs. Shortnacy was a resident of Corsicana for the past two and 1/2 years and resided in Arlington for 35 years. She was born on Jan. 22, 1945, in Biloxi, Miss., to Ernest Odell Champlin and Hazel Ward. She was retired from Philip Specialty in Grand Prairie. She was preceded in death by a brother, David Champlin.

Survivors: Husband, David Shortnacy of Corsicana; son, Kenneth Rinehart of Little Elm; stepsons, David Shortnacy Jr. of Kerens, Kevin Shortnacy of Fort Worth; daughter, Helen Erickson of Humble; stepdaughters, Kay Lane of Granbury, Shari Blair of Haltom City; mother, Hazel Ward Champlin of Glen Heights; brothers, Tony Champlin of Lafayette, La., Ernest Champlin of Springfield, Mo., Hulon Champlin of Springfield; sisters, Wanda Woesthaus of Longlane, Mo., Debbie Flores of Irving; grandchildren, Joseph Braun, Jennifer Erickson, Kyle Rinehart, Dillion Rinehart, Misty, Crystal, Trenton, Dustin, William, Caleb, Candice, Heather, Haley and Myah; and great-grandchild, Russel.

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  • Published in the Star-Telegram on 6/12/2003.

Ida Ray Stevens
May 11, 1934 - June 8, 2003

Ida Ray Stevens, 68, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2003.

Wake services will be from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Golden Gate/St. Mary Chapel.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove Academy, 625 Elkhart, Dallas. Interment will follow at Lincoln Memorial in Dallas.

Mrs. Stevens was born May 11, 1934, in Vernon. She received her formal education in Corsicana. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Academy Church of God in Christ serving as president of ushers, church mother and prayer band president.

Survivors include her husband, Samuel C. Stevens Sr. of Texarkana; sons, Edsel R. Bryant (Mary) of Arlington, Donnie Bloomer (Kim) of El Paso, Samuel C. Stevens Jr. and William E. Stevens, both of Dallas; daughter, Gwendolyn B. Stevens of Dallas; sisters, Katie Simmons of Temple, Okla., Ruby Dixon (Leodis) of Albuquerque, N.M., Maggie Hunter and Ethel Baptist (Elijah), all of Corsicana, and Inna McGilvery of Dallas; 16 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Golden Gate Funeral Home.

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Glenn L. Holt
Aug 11, 1920 - June 10, 2003

Glenn L. Holt, 82, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2003, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Resthaven Mausoleum Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Holt was born Aug. 11, 1920, in Mason City, Iowa, to Noah C. and Esther Brouwer Holt, both who preceded him in death.

He moved his family to Corsicana in 1974 with the company his was employed with at that time, Thunander & Sons. He later worked at Oil City Iron Works until retirement. He then provided maintenance services to various members of the community. He served with the U.S. Army Company A, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division in France and Germany. He was commanding non-commissioned officer of the tank, and saw that it was ready for duty at all times. He was also a light machine gunner and driver of the tank. He was authorized to wear one hash mark, one overseas stripe, ETO ribbon with two battle stars, World War II victory medal, American Theater ribbon and Purple Heart.

He is survived by his current wife, Beth Ann Holt. Also surviving are his two children from his previous marriage, David Glenn Holt of Las Colinas and Linda Kathryn Holt of Kemp; niece, Beverly Fisher Moore of Thorton, Iowa, husband Larry Moore and three children, Travis K. Fisher, Chance Moore and Lauren Moore; and a nephew, Curtis A. Holt of Thorton, Iowa, and his two children, Jessica Holt and Jeremiah D. Holt.

Glenn was preceded in death by brother, Dale Holt; his parents; and by the mother of his two children, Mary Kathryn Reid Holt.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Wilma I (Grounds) Flovin
Aug 18, 1912 - Jun 12, 2003

Wilma Flovin

Wilma Flovin, 90, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2003, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Westside Baptist Church with Dr. Mark Chadwick, Bro. Wayne Mahoney and Bro. B. F. Risinger officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike Gillen, James Brown, Don Taylor, Gerald Wayne Tulley, Donnie Grounds and Scott Tulley.

Mrs. Flovin was born on August 18, 1912, in Oklahoma. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church, Rebekka Lodge and a 50-year member of Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by husband Newt Flovin.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Peggy and Donnie Gillen of Corsicana, granddaughter Vicki and husband Randall Arnett of Corsicana, great granddaughter Morgan Arnett of Corsicana, sister Pinkie Bell of Ft. Worth, sisters-in-law Lee Grounds of Corsicana and Fern Grounds of Blooming Grove, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Estel O. Barham
Dec 7, 1919 - June 11, 2003

E. O. Barham, 84, of Blooming Grove, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2003, in his residence.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Jackie Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Calhoun, Todd McGraw, Tracy Barham, Scott Barham, Kasey McGraw, Andy Calhoun and Collin Barham.

Mr. Barham was born on December 7, 1919, in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include wife Margie Barham of Blooming Grove; son Dr. Bobby and wife Carol Barham of Blooming Grove; daughter Pat and husband Billy Wayne McGraw of Blooming Grove; brother Leslie and wife Melba Barham of Avalon; sister Francis and husband Truitt Brown of Wautoga; grandchildren Gina and Kyle Calhoun, Todd and Liz McGraw, Tracy and Amy Barham all of Blooming Grove, Dr. Scott and Kerri Barham of Corsicana, Kasey and Wendy McGraw of Blooming Grove; great-grandchildren Andy and Anna Calhoun, Katie and Lainie McGraw, Tressa, Chelsey and Collin Barham; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Alice Marie (Dickinson) Mayfield
Aug 17, 1925 - Sep 18, 2001

MAYFIELD
ALICE MARIE of Lancaster, TX.  Born August 17, 1925 in Navarro County, Texas.  Passed away September 18, 2001 in Dallas.  Preceded in death by parents, Lonnie Lee & Edith Mae Dickinson; brothers, Eddie Dwain Dickinson & Donnie Ray Dickinson.  Survived by son, Eddie Ray Mayfield of Red Oak; brothers, loee Vaughn Dickinson of Waxahachie, Joe Wayne Dickinson of Red Oak, Jerry Donald Dickinson of Lancaster; sister, Mary Dee Dickinson of Lancaster; grandchildren, Curtis Paul Mayfield, David Benjamin Mayfield, & DeAnna Marie Mayfield.  Funeral service 2:00 pm Thursday, September 20, 2001 at Gloryland Church, 1331 S. Beckley DeSoto, TX, 75115 wife Rev. Herb Company & Rev. Eddie Mayfield officiating.  Interment in Maypearl Cemetery.  Family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 at Byrum Funeral Home Memorials may be made to Gloryland Church Building Fund. (DMN)

Alma (Burke) Carney
Dec 18, 1902 - June 15, 2003

Alma Burke Carney, 100, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, June 15, 2003, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Post Oak Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Williams, pastor of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, officiating.

Pallbearers will be Abe Stroud, Peter Zack, Earl Bush, Bob Corley, James N. Jones, Harrison Sloan and Frank Wilson.

Mrs. Carney was born Dec. 18, 1902, one mile west of Roane, Navarro County, to Samuel Zebulun and Bessie Evans Burke. Her maternal ancestors came to the county in the 1840s. She was a member of Colonial Dames, Kinsloe House and Friends of the Library.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Vernon Carney in 1976; brothers, J. Harry Burke and J. Afton Burke; sister, Lorene Burke Rodgers; and stepson, Jerry Carney.

Survivors include her niece, Glenalma Niedzielski of Newark, Texas; nephew and wife, Jack and Pam Burke of Mabank; stepsons, Joe Carney of Athens and John Carney of Tyler; stepdaughter, Mary Carney Hauptman of Teaneck, N.J.; and many cousins in the community.

Memorials may be made to Post Oak Cemetery Association.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Clyde Haskell 'Buddy' Dill
Sept. 11, 1929 - June 16, 2003

Clyde Haskell "Buddy" Dill, 73, of Wilmer passed away Monday, June 16, 2003, in Plano.

Visitation will be held from 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 Eureka Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Gonzales, Ronnie Gonzales, Ronnie Gonzales Jr., Jeff Dill, Danny Ray Gonzales and Clyde Wayne Dill.

Mr. Dill was born Sept. 11, 1929, in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Maxine Dill; son, Clyde Ray Dill; and brother, Tommy Joe Dill.

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Weldon Bennett of Powell and Marilyn and Terry Tanner of Kemp; son, Terry Dill of Wilmer; grandsons, Tony Bennett of Red Oak, Clyde Wayne Dill of Wilmer, and Terry Dill Jr. of Kingsland; granddaughters, Kila Bennett of Powell, Amy Tanner of Kemp, Stacy Tanner Farris of Red Oak, Jennifer Tanner Harrod of Payne Springs, and Tara Hassey Dill of Kingsland; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Clifford and Doris Dill and George Hubert and Alice Dill, all of Corsicana; sisters, Emizel Bailey and Betty Sue Adams and husband Thomas, all of Mildred, Dorothy Toms of Corsicana, and Vera Brown of Pasadena; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Louise M. Searcy

Louise M. Searcy, 96, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2003, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Scott Funeral Home.

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Lorine Holmes

Lorine Holmes, 96, of Powell (Elm Flat community), passed away Thursday, June 12, 2003, at her residence. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Powell. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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James Robert Arnett
b. Feb 23, 1994 Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
d. June 14, 2003 Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX

6/15/2003 Youth drowns in Lake Halbert

From Staff Reports

Robert Arnett, 9, of Corsicana, lost his life Saturday while fishing with his uncle at Lake Halbert.

Officer Paul Ward of the Corsicana Police Department was the first on the scene after the 1:25 p.m. call came in, reporting a young boy had fallen into the lake and gone under the water.

"Officer Ward and two Emergency Corps members immediately dove into the water to help the boy's uncle and others out there who were searching for the boy," Sgt. Luis Palos said.

By the time the Corsicana Fire Department, Emergency Corp and Corsicana Police Department arrived, the boy had been brought to the surface and CPR had begun.

Palos says details are unclear about what happened and how long the boy was in the water before he was found.

"All we know is that he was under for several minutes," Palos said. "The uncle turned around and lost sight of him for a minute. We have presumed that he either fell in or slipped in, but we're not sure."

The incident happened near the boat ramp at Lake Halbert, by the Rock House.

Palos said Arnett was taken to Navarro Regional Hospital where medical crews continued to work on him, but their attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.

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Steven Conner Jennings
Nov. 15, 1975 - June 16, 2003

Steven Jennings, 27, of Kaufman passed away Monday, June 16, 2003, in Crandall.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Kerens with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Conklin, Perry Carrico, Lance Kamp, Stephen Williams, Chris Robinson and Chris Spears.

Mr. Jennings was born Nov. 15, 1975, in Plano. He was assistant manager of Brookshire's. He was varsity catcher and pitcher in baseball and a lineman on a

Bobcats football team that was an annual playoff participant for Kerens High School.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Ann Jennings; and grandparents, Butch and Lois Jennings.

Survivors include his wife, Kelly Jennings of Kaufman; daughter, Madison Jennings of Kaufman; parents, Conner and Beverly Jennings of Kerens; brothers, Craig and Jodi Jennings of Red Oak and Wade Jennings of Kerens; uncles and aunts, Mike and Paula Jennings and Gary Don and Teresa Jennings, all of Kerens; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Daisy M. (Park) Hawkins
Dec 30, 1899 - June 13, 2003

Daisy M. Park Hawkins, 103, of Corsicana passed away Friday, June 13, 2003, at her residence.

Wake services will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Chapel.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Olive Grove Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Aubrey Hart officiating. Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery in Purdon.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Bartee Jr., Anthony Bartee, Arthur Bartee, Freddie Bartee, Eric Odling and Ricky Bartee.

Mrs. Hawkins was born Dec. 30, 1899, in Athens. She was a member of Olive Grove Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, where she served as pianist for 40 years, served as Sunday school teacher and superintendent, and also was a member of the Progressive Order of Pilgrims.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Hawkins; and daughters, Lena M. Neal and Mary L. Harris.

Survivors include her three grandsons, Gilbert Gregg of Denver, Colo., Horace R. Neal of Blooming Grove and Jesse Neal of Rosharon; six great-grandchildren, Sedric Gregg (Lucretia), Gilbert R. Gregg Jr., Christopher Gregg, Rhonda Neal, Dumitric Shoels and Charlie Neal; three great-great-grandchildren, Keyairah Tanner, Ehrin Gregg and Tionne Gregg; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Helen Ann Barnett

Helen Ann Barnett, 58, of Richland passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2003, in Richland. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Cleo (Cates) Howard
Nov 17, 1907 - Jun 21, 2003

Cleo Howard

Cleo Howard, 95, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, June 21, 2003 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tony Neal officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Randy Howard, John Howard, Archie Turpin, Kenneth Howard, Rodney Turpin, Fred Jernigan and Sam Bradshaw.

Mrs. Howard was born Nov. 17, 1907 in Limestone County to James Henery and Clara Morton Cates.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John O. "Bill" Howard; and son, Bill Howard.

Mrs. Howard is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Dewitt and Delma Howard of Jonesboro and James and JoAnn Howard of Navarro Mills; grandchildren, June and Archie Turpin of Houston, Elaine and Fred Jernigan of Corsicana, Kenneth and Vonda Howard of Corsicana, Peggy and Rodney Robinson of San Antonio, Randy and Paige Howard of Navarro Mills, and John Howard of Navarro Mills; nine great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Wynona Howard of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Willie Alton 'Bill' Morris
Jan. 29, 1914 - June 22,  2003

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, at Corley Chapel for W.A. "Bill" Morris who passed away Sunday, June 22, 2003. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Mr. Morris was born Jan. 29, 1914, in Corsicana. His parents were W. F. and Gennie Moreland Morris. He married Lois Rogers Dec. 24, 1935. His parents and wife preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by sisters Ruby Spaith and Lucille Thorpe and brothers Jess Morris, Cliff Morris, Ben Morris, M. R. Morris and Lewie Morris.

He is survived by daughters, Billie Carroll and husband Rudy of Corsicana and Donna Penney and husband Gary of Lorena. He is also survived by three grandsons, Bob Carroll and wife Tammy of Corsicana, Matt Penney and wife Theresa of Waco, and Andy Penney and wife Regina of Lubbock. A great-grandson, Cody Carroll, of Corsicana also survives him.

Mr. Morris was employed by Southern Pacific Railroad for 10 years and was a meat cutter for Slate's Grocery for many years. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church all his life.

Pallbearers include Bob Carroll, Matt Penney, Andy Penney, Liston Herod, Ben Sharpley, Dean Pritchett, Perry Murphey and Barney Thomas.

Officiating at the funeral service will be Brother Bill Honea assisted by Brother Bill Thompson.

The family acknowledges its appreciation to Twilight Nursing Home for their loving care for Mr. Morris during the past five years.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Paulyne Robertson
Aug. 28, 1912 - June 22, 2003

Paulyne Robertson, 90, of Dawson passed away Sunday, June 22, 2003 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. Bobby Joyce and the Rev. Brad Dancer officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Darryl Rogers, Cris Robertson, Jeff Robertson, Andy Robertson, Mike Joyce and Johnny Ross.

Mrs. Robertson was born Aug. 28, 1912 and raised in Bomarton, Knox County, Texas. She lived in Red Springs for 27 years where she farmed and ranched with her husband. Mrs. Robertson also owned and operated Robertson's Coin Laundry in Corsicana for 20 years. She was a resident of Corsicana for 40 years and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Austin Robertson in 1990; and a granddaughter, Leza Carol Robertson in 1991.

Mrs. Robertson is survived by sons, Henry Bryon Robertson and wife Gayle of Bagwell, Joe Earl Robertson and wife Dianna of Powderly, Gary Don Robertson and wife Kay of Colleyville, and Larry Gene Robertson and wife Patricia of Fort Worth; daughter, Becky Rogers and husband Ray of Dawson; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Chloe Elizabeth Rosser-Moore

Chloe Elizabeth Rosser-Moore, 24 days old, of Oakwood passed away Saturday, June 21, 2003, in Dallas. Services will be 4 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church in Fairfield with the Rev. Terry Skinner and the Rev. Richard Dahlgren officiating. Interment will follow at Lake Chapel Cemetery in Fairfield. Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel, Fairfield.

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Frances Joan (Germany) Magee-Mack
Sep 15, 1917 - Sep 1, 1998

Joan G. Mack

Funeral services for Joan G. Mack, 80, of Vacaville will be in Frost, Texas. Internment will be at Frost Cemetery.

Ms. Mack died Sept. 1, 1998, in her home after a brief illness.

Born Sept. 15, 1917, in Frost, she moved to the area many years ago. She worked as a teacher for the Vacaville Unified School District.

Ms. Mack is survived by her cousins, Patsy and Bill Gartman of Frost; many other cousins and very special friends in Vacaville.

Memorial contributions can be made to NorthBay Hospice, 1101 B. Gale Wilson Blvd., Fairfield 94533.

Arrangements are by Neptune Society of Northern California.

Published: Thu, Sep 3, 1998


Currie C. Manning
Nov. 27, 1938 - July 11, 1998

Quiet hour will be held for Currie C. Manning, 59, of Fairfield from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Fairfield Funeral Home. Inurnment will be private.

Mr. Manning died July 11, 1998, at Sunrise Healthcare after a long illness.

Born Nov. 27, 1938, in Corsicana, Texas, he lived in Fairfield for 10 years. He worked as a service station attendant at Firestone in Fairfield for 20 years and served in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Manning is survived by his daughters, Edith, Mamie and Denise, all of Texas; sisters, Mollie Moy of Texas and Mary Frances Graham of Suisun; brothers, Mason of San Francisco, Stancil of Fairfield, and Lindsay and Drudie, both of Texas; one great-granddaughter; many nieces and nephews.


Stancil Manning, Sr.
Dec 22, 1924 - Mar 18, 2001

A funeral for Stancil Manning, Sr., 76, of Fairfield will be held 11 a.m. Monday in Solano Valley Mortuary.

Pastor Rich Stonestreet will officiate. Burial will be in Fairfield-Suisun Cemetery.

Mr. Manning died March 18, 2001, in NorthBay Medical Center after a long illness.

Born Dec. 22, 1924, in Richland, Texas, he lived in Fairfield for 20 years. He was in the U.S. Army and served during WWII.

Mr. Manning is survived by his wife, Alice of Fairfield; sons, Stancil Jr.; sisters, Mollie Moye of Corsicana, Texas and Mary Graham of Suisun; brother and sister-in-law, Drudy and Lindsay of Corsicana, Texas; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday in Solano Valley Mortuary.


Robert William Coffey
April 2, 1943 - Aug 13, 1999

Memorial services for Robert William Coffey, 56, of Vacaville will be 3 p.m. today at 275 Bald Eagle Drive, Vacaville.

Inurnment will be private.

Born April 2, 1943, in Kerens, Texas, Mr. Coffey died Aug. 13, 1999, at his Vacaville home after a long illness.

He moved to Vacaville 31 years ago.

He worked as a machinist at the Alameda Naval Air Station for 15 years.

Mr. Coffey is survived by his wife, Marjorie, of Vacaville; daughters, Debra Rush and Giselle Matteson of Vacaville; sisters, Ruby Ceely of Vacaville and Evelyn Woodruff of Sonora; grandchildren, Desiree Rush, Alan Dean Rush and Jamie Ann Matteson.


Joseph Garnett 'Joe' Davis
Jul 12, 1971 - Jun 23, 2003

Joseph Garnett "Joe" Davis, 31, of Waco and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Monday, June 23, 2003, at his residence.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Fairview Cemetery near Valley Mills with Minister Solon Bailey officiating. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Aderhold Funeral Home in West.

Joe was born July 12, 1971, in Denison, the son of Loyd Garnett and Lenore Davis. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1990 and received a degree from TSTC in computer science. He was in the U.S. Army Reserve for seven years. He was an employee of Lochridge-Priest in Waco working in the sheet metal shop for several years. Joe enjoyed working with computers. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Loyd Davis.

He is survived by his parents, Garnett and Lenore Davis of West; two sisters, Denise Fitzhugh and husband Mike of Corsicana and Nicole Hunke and husband Steve of West; one brother, Ryan Harvey of Austin; maternal grandparents, Wiley Edward and Lorraine Miller of Huntsville; paternal grandmother, Violeta Davis of Waco; three nieces, Meaghan Fitzhugh, Laura Blakeslee and Londyn Hunke; one nephew, Michael Fitzhugh; several aunts and uncles including Dennis Davis of West and many cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Aderhold Funeral Home, West.

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Buford Eugene Weaver
Aug 29, 1924 - Jun 25, 2003

Buford Eugene Weaver, 78, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday June 25, 2003 in Ennis.

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

Services will 10 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Revs. Bob Reid and Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tony Gonzales, Kyle Pritchett, Jay Coker, Allen Guerry, Jim Coker, Billy Walpole, Bob Pritchett and Vernon James Weaver.

Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Weaver, Mike Weaver and Jimmy D. Coker.

Mr. Weaver was born Aug. 29, 1924 in Eureka. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Eureka Chapter and Mildred Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by father John Leslie Weaver and mother Ida Marie Weaver, and brothers James Loyd Weaver, M. L. Weaver and Logsdon Weaver.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Peggy Weaver of Corsicana; sons Marty Weaver and wife Penny of Blooming Grove, John L. Weaver and wife Lisa of Navarro, Albert Weaver and wife Jamie of Corsicana and Kenneth Weaver and wife Marilyn of Retreat; daughters Jennifer Thomas and husband Lee of Mildred, Darlyn Weaver of Navarro, Leah Jock and husband Joey of Mildred and Gaynelle McGee and Greg of Navarro; brothers Keith Weaver and wife Dorothy of Navarro and McCarter Clyde Weaver and wife Marcia of Arcadia, La.; sister-in-law Fay Weaver of Corsicana; granddaughters Christy, Ginger, Brandi, Brittany, Kasey and Jenna; grandsons Brian, Derek, Jared, Miles, Ethan, Coyt, Dalton, Levi and Greg; five great-granddaughters; five great-grandsons; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles and many cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Otha Quinton Miller
Feb 10, 1921 - Jun 25, 2003

Otha Quinton Miller, 82, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2003 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery.

Mr. Miller was born Feb. 10, 1921 in Freestone County.

He was preceded in death by wife Hattie C. Miller.

Survivors include sons Lee Miller of Corsicana and Larry Miller and wife Elaine of Wilmington, N.C.; brothers Buddy Miller and wife Ella of Mexia and B.H. Miller and wife Betty of Corsicana; and grandsons Chris Miller of Salt Lake City, Utah and Mike Miller and Pat Miller, both of Charleston, S.C.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Gladys Carrie (York) Owens
Aug 9, 1913 - Jun 25, 2003

Gladys Carrie Owens

Gladys Carrie Owens, 89, of Garland passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2003 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 4 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery.

Mrs. Owens was born Sept. 9, 1913 in Purdon.

She was preceded in death by daughter Wanda Owens Moore, husband Thomas Ellis Owens and parents William and Ella York.

Survivors include granddaughter Carrie C. Davis and husband Matt of Garland; great-granddaughters Colleen Davis, Miranda Davis and Trever Davis, all of Garland; sisters-in-law Jane York of Belmead, Nell Kupper of Big Spring and Virgie Sumners of Mart; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Chester and Iris Owens of Purdon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Wanda Sue (Reeder) Spurrier
Jan 23, 1933 - Jun 25, 2003

Wanda Sue Spurrier, 70, of Dallas passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2003 in Corsicana. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Rogers officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Paul David Burns
Jul 1, 1954 - Jun 24, 2003

Paul David Burns, 48, of Streetman passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at his residence. Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, at That Church, 3640 N. Business 45, Corsicana, with Mike Howell officiating. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - June 27, 2003
  • Social Security Death Index:
    PAUL D BURNS: 01 Jul 1954,  24 Jun 2003,  458-98-4469 Texas

BURNS

PAUL DAVID 48, RP Land Surveyor, born in Dallas, passed away Tuesday, June 24, at his residence in Streetman.  Born to James and Wanda Burns.  A devoted husband and father.  He was a land surveyor for many years working in the DFW area and around the country.  A Streetman Volunteer Fireman and a volunteer on the Fairfield Ambulance Service.  He was a member of the T.S.P.S. and loved hunting and fishing.  Survivors Include: Wife: Melinda Burns, Son: Ian James Burns, Daughter: Heather Rachel Burns who all reside in Streetman.  Brothers and Sisters in law: Timothy and Donna Burns, Burleson, Gary and Geraldine Burns, Arlington.  Sister and Brother in law Elizabeth and James Yoder, Arlington.  Several nieces and nephews.  Memorial Service: Join us in the celebration of his life at 3:00 PM Tuesday, July 1st at That Church, 3640 North Business 45 in Corsicana.  Memorials: The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the family at 501 Hubbard, P.O. Box 52, Streetman, TX 75859

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  • Dallas Morning News - June 29, 2003

Katy (Saenger) Baker-Doran

Our dear mother and grandmother, Katy Doran, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2003, with her children at her side. Marion Kathryn "Katy" Saenger Baker Doran was born Feb. 18, 1925, in Cuero to Marion (Dinter) and Emil E. Saenger. Katy grew up in Kerrville where she attended Schreiner Institute and graduated from Texas State College for Women in Denton. She married Billie C. Baker in June 1947 and taught first grade in San Angelo, residing there until 1974. Katy married Jack K. Doran in January 1974 and lived in Corsicana until 1999. After a brief return to Kerrville, she moved to Sugar Land in 2000. She was preceded in death by her parents and two husbands. Katy is survived by a sister, Flo Lindner of Comfort; daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn Ann and Ed Farris of Sugar Land; and son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Leslie Baker of San Antonio. She is survived by grandsons, Chad, Edward and Raymond Farris and Cameron, Wilson and Charlie Baker; nephew, Patrick Lindner; and nieces, Marian Willenborg, Dorothy Saathoff and Connie Melvin. Survivors also include Jack's sons, Russell and Ken Doran, and their families. Katy's grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Johnson's Funeral Home, 435 W. Beauregard Ave., San Angelo. Funeral service will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel with graveside service to follow at Fairmount Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul Presbyterian Church, 7200 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77074-3508, or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Johnson's Funeral Home, San Angelo.

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Winnie Louise (Middleton) Hayes-Simmons
Nov 3, 1914 - Jun 27, 2003

Winnie Simmons

Winnie Simmons, 88, of Midland passed away Friday, June 27, 2003 in Midland.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Mrs. Simmons was born Nov. 3, 1914 in Purdon.

Survivors include daughters Vivian Duffey and Margaret McGraw of Midland; brother Pete Middleton of Oregon; sister Janie Holifield of Corsicana; granddaughters Katherine Lee Hayes, Danielle Wooten, Annie Marie Wilson, Mary Young and Monty Lee Hayes, all of Midland, and Cynthia Ann Hayes and Caroline Hayes, both of Fort Worth; grandsons Vernon Earl Warner, William Pruitt and Raymond Hayes, all of Midland, and Robert Wayne Hayes of Fort Worth; and great-grandson Rhett Hayes of Midland.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Hugh Thomas "Tom" Shelton
Dec 29, 1942 - Jun 26, 2003

Hugh Thomas (Tom) Shelton, 60, of Rice passed away Thursday, June 26, 2003, in Dallas.

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

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glen Jones and Rev. Bill Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Miller, Sid Schulte, Keith Rogers, Jeremy Bailey, C.D. Reed and Alan Shelton.

Mr. Shelton was born on Dec. 29, 1942, in Borger. He was a former owner and operator of Air Temp Express in Fort Worth.

He was preceded in death by parents Alfred and Ruby Lynn Shelton.

Survivors include wife Carol Shelton of Rice; daughters Jessica Shelton of Rice, Sara Shelton of Rice and Jana Rogers of San Antonio; brother Larry Shelton of Rice; nephew Alan Shelton of Rice; niece Lisa Shelton of Crandall and grandchildren Joshua and Emily Rogers of San Antonio.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Bob Rehders

Bob Rehders, 72, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2003, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, with Dr. David Hale officiating.

Mr. Rehders was born Sept. 26, 1930, in Corsicana to Joseph F. Rehders Sr. and Annie Smith Rehders. He was retired from the United States Marine Corps and also the Army.

Survivors include his wife, Nell Rehders of Corsicana; son, Robert L. Rehders of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughters and sons-in-law, Jackye and Bob Williams of Granite Bay, Calif., Julia and Tom Acosta of Arlington, and Teri and Jeff Buchanan of Red Oak; grandchildren, Michelle, Denise, Cameron, Karri, Shawn and Marshall; eight great-grandchildren; and brother, Joseph F. Rehders Jr. of Hurst.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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James Lee Wright

James Lee Wright of Corsicana passed away Thursday, June 26, 2003, at his residence. Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Robert Jack Williams
Jun 10, 1936 - Jun 27, 2003

Robert Jack Williams, 67, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, June 27, 2003, in Dallas. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. James Williams officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Gracie Pearl Armstrong

Gracie Pearl Armstrong, 82, of Kerens, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2003. Services are pending with Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Corsicana Daily Sun - June 29, 2003

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Gracie Etta Doll Pearl Armstrong

Gracie Etta Doll Pearl Armstrong, 84, of Kerens passed away June 25, 2003, at Mariner Health of Fort Worth. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Mount B. Zion Baptist Church in Goodlow with the Rev. Nathan Carter officiating. Interment will follow at Goodlow Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.  Corsicana Daily Sun - July 2, 2003


Hulena Green

Hulena Green, 83, of Kerens, passed away on June 25, 2003, at Heritage Oaks West. Services will be at noon Wednesday at New Hope Baptist Church in Kerens with Rev. Samuel Washington officiating. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Nellie (Tickle) Fuller

Nellie Tickle Fuller, 93, a retired beautician, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 1, 2003, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Birdville Church of Christ, 3208 Carson in Haltom City, Robert Dodson officiating. Burial: 2:45 p.m. Wednesday in Aurora Cemetery in Rhome. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lucas Funeral Home, 517 N. Sylvania Ave., Fort Worth; the family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to Christ Haven Home for Children in Keller

Nellie was born July 24, 1909, in Purdon. She resided many years in Rhome with her husband and daughter. Following their deaths, she moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In 1960, she established Venus Beauty Shop in Haltom City. She owned and operated the shop for over 20 years, where countless clients became lifelong friends. She was an active member of Diamond Hill, Eastridge and Midtown Church of Christ and, more recently, a devoted member of Birdville Church of Christ. Nellie devoted her life to her God, family and friends and will be greatly missed by all. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Fuller, in 1947; her daughter, Betty Jo Fuller, in 1948; and her siblings, Ila McElwrath, George Tickle and Henry Tickle.

Survivors: Sister, Julia Cornwell of Bedford; nieces, Janis Parks and husband, William, of Bedford, Vicki Dieffenwierth and husband, James, of Hurst, Eva Nell Hood of Granbury, Mary Ann Johnson and husband, Charles, of Granbury, Dianne Garner of Arlington and Judy Kirby of Arlington; nephews, George McElwrath and wife, Jody, of Joshua, Jerry Tickle and wife, Charlotte, of Arlington and Bill Britton and wife, Kaye, of Lubbock; a dear friend, Mary Ellen Day of Haltom City; and numerous other great-nieces and nephews, friends and loved ones.


Fred Smith

MONAHANS — Fred Smith, 87, of Monahans, owner of Fred’s Bar-B-Q, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at Hospice House in Odessa.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeppie Wilson officiating. Burial will be at Monahans Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home.
He was born in Kerens. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Sammie Lee Smith of Monahans; brothers, C. J. Smith of Abilene, Clete Smith of Fort Worth and Robert Smith of Clovis, N.M.; and sister, Dora Cook of Fort Worth


Gilbert Hernandez

Report: Man in custody was victim of homicide

06/27/2003

By KIMBERLY DURNAN / Dallas Web Staff

 

CORSICANA - A man who died in the custody of law enforcement officers suffered blunt force injuries and was the victim of a homicide, according to a preliminary autopsy report.

Gilbert Hernandez, 29, was walking home about 10:30 a.m. May 7 when Corsicana police Detective Charles Fincher and Navarro County sheriff’s Detective Brad Gannon stopped their vehicle on Business 45 to speak to him.

The officers were in plainclothes and an unmarked vehicle, working undercover as part of a joint investigation. They were surveying a neighborhood police said was known for drug activity when the incident involving Mr. Hernandez, who was wanted on robbery warrants, began unfolding.

The men exchanged words and Mr. Hernandez started running. After a short chase, the officers subdued and restrained him. A witness, Oswaldo Xolalpa, told investigators that the officers kicked and beat Mr. Hernandez after he was on the ground. The officers called for an ambulance when Mr. Hernandez lost consciousness. He died the next day at a hospital.

Justice of the Peace Donna Murray said Friday that the final autopsy report should be completed within two weeks and will provide more detailed information, such as whether Mr. Hernandez was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Navarro County District Attorney Steve Keathley said the case, which was being investigated by the Texas Rangers, would be considered by a grand jury in July.

Both detectives have been placed on administrative duty.

Corsicana Police Chief G. M. Cox had said that he expected the autopsy to show that the officers did nothing wrong and that Mr. Hernandez died from poor health. He said Friday that he could not discuss the report.

“I’d love to make a comment about that,” he said. “I’ve been under legal counsel to make no comment.”

Mr. Xolalpa, owner of Compadre Auto Sales, said the autopsy backs what he believes he saw on that clear, sunny morning.

”Blunt force trauma, that sounds pretty accurate to me,” he said. “I think it’s precise.”

Mr. Hernandez’s mother, Mary Duque, said her son left behind a wife and two young daughters.

“I’m hopeful justice will be done and nobody will have to go through what his family has gone through,” she said. “I just know if they would have done their job, my son would still be alive. He was so young and had so much ahead of him.”


Margaret White (Platt) Ackerman
Jul 7, 1837 - Jul 24, 1921

Decatur (IL) Review, July 29, 1921

The Corsicana (Tex.) Daily Sun of July 25 has the following concerning the death of Mrs. Margaret P. Ackerman, who was a resident of Decatur for several years:

At the ripe age of 84 years and 17 days, Mrs. Margaret Platt Ackerman died in the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Tullis of 1215 Summit avenue, Corsicana, Texas, on Sunday morning July 24th, 1921.

Mrs. Ackerman was born September 9th, 1837, in Morrow county, O. [OHIO] She was married to David Ackerman September 9th, 1855. Five sons and one daughter were born to this union. One son A. A. Ackerman of Washington, D. C. and the daughter, Mrs. J. D. Tullis of Corsicana, Texas, survive her.

Mrs. Ackerman was born and reared of orthodox Quaker parentage, but in young womanhood joined the Christian church, of which she was an honored member, for more than fifty years, to her death.

She was left a widow in October 1866, and had the care of her children alone. The last twenty-two years her residence has been in Texas. She was a devout Christian and careful student of the Bible, the Scripture lesson for the funeral service being read from a Bible she had presented to her at her marriage and which she read through many times.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. M. C. Cuthbertson, minister of the Church of Christ, of Sixth avenue and Eighteenth street, assisted by Rev. M. W. Clark, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Rev. Mr. Calvin, her pastor, being out of town. Rev. Cuthbertson's address was beautiful and fitting for such a character as the deceased.

Her body was laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery in the presence of a large concourse of friends. There were many beautiful floral offerings presented by members of the First Christian church of which she was a member. She was also a member of Tuscola, Illinois Chapter, No. 84, Order of Eastern Star, since May 21, 1872

 

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  • Submitted by Don Brownlee
  • w/o David Ackerman, buried at Hammett Cemetery, Camargo, Douglas Co., IL

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Margaret (Platt) Ackerman is:

d/o Alanson Platt and Rebecca (White) Platt



Venerable Lady Passed Away.

Mrs. Margaret Ackerman, aged 84 years and seventeen days, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. D. Tullos, 1215 Summit avenue at 5:15 yesterday morning, and interment took place in Oakwood at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon. Revs. M. W. Clark and C. H. Cuthbertson, officiated.

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Mrs. Margaret Platt Ackerman Dead.

At the ripe age of 84 years and 17 days, Mrs. Margaret Platt Ackerman finished her course and fell asleep in Jesus, in the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Tullis of 1215 Summit avenue, Corsicana, Texas, on Sunday morning, July 24, 1921. Mrs. Ackerman was born September 9th, 1837, in Morrow county, Ohio. She was married to David Ackerman September 9, 1855. Five sons and one daughter were born of this union. One son, A. A. Ackerman of Washington, D. C., and the daughter, Mrs. J. D. Tullis of Corsicana, Texas, survive her. Mrs. Ackerman was born and reared of orthodox Quaker parentage, but in young womanhood joined the Christian church, of which she was an honored member, for more than fifty years, to her death.

She was left a widow in October 1866, and had the care of her children alone. The last twenty-two years her residence has been in Texas. She was a devout Christian and careful student of the Bible, the Scripture lesson for the funeral service, being read from a Bible she had presented to her at her marriage and which she had read through many times. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. M. C. Cuthbertson, minister of the Church of Christ, of Sixth avenue and Eighteenth street, assisted by Rev. M. W. Clark, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church Rev. Mr. Calvin, her pastor, being out of town. Rev. Cuthbertson’s address was beautiful and fitting for such a character as the deceased.

Her body was laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery in the presence of a large concourse of friends. There were many beautiful floral offerings presented by members of the First Christian church of which she was a member. She was also a member of Tuscola, Illinois Chapter, No. 84, Order of the Eastern Star, since May 21, 1872.

Thus ends a beautiful life. We extend condolence to the loved ones left behind.

M. W. CLARK.

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Aaron Ananias Butcher

Aaron Ananias Butcher, 82, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, June 29, 2003, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Quiet hour will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Corsicana.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church in Kirvin with the Rev. Bobby Skinner officiating. Interment will follow at Sessions Cemetery in Kirvin.

Pallbearers will be Gregory Butcher, Kevin Butcher, Tramaine Butcher, Rodney Butcher, Terry Douglas and Adolphus Nolan III. Honorary pallbearers will be Samuel Butcher, Clarence Butcher, Arthur Butcher, Charles Barton, Quincy Butcher and Billy Smith.

Mr. Butcher was born Oct. 23, 1920, in Kirvin. He was a retired railroad section hand, retired Corsicana Emergency Corps officer, worshipful master of Andrew Lodge No. 112, reserve officer for Navarro County Sheriff's Department and reserve officer for Corsicana Police Department.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard C. and Autry Consulla Carter Butcher; siblings, Richard Butcher, Napoleon Butcher, Bernice Butcher Starling and Theresa Marie Butcher; and children, Melvin Lee Butcher and Beverly Jo Butcher-Tunstall-Malvern.

Survivors include his devoted wife, Cathelyn F. Butcher of Corsicana; daughters, Patricia Barton (Charles) of Dallas, Thelma Johnson and Seri Nolan of Corsicana and Evelyn Smith (Billy) of Fort Worth; son, Samuel L. Butcher of Corsicana; sisters, Alice Dillard (Elijah), Joyce Doss (Shannon) and Velma Ceasar, all of Dallas; brothers, Arthur Butcher (Jean) of San Antonio, Quincy Butcher (Kim) and Elmer Butcher (Katie) of Troy, Ohio, and Clarence Butcher of Bellwood, Ill.; aunt, Bessie Carter Fowler of Dallas; sisters-in-law, Ida Bell Butcher of Ennis, Betty Butcher of Fort Worth, Johnnie Wallace of Kirvin and Thelma Lewis of Dallas; 22 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Lois E'Toile (Jackson) Williford
Oct 23, 1907 - Jun 30, 2003

Lois Jackson Williford, 95, of Corsicana passed away Monday, June 30, 2003, in Corsicana.

Graveside services were 10:30 a.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating.

Mrs. Williford was born Oct. 23, 1907, in Powell to Lillian and James Jackson. She attended school in Powell and graduated from Corsicana High School and Baylor College in Belton, majoring in music. She married Herman B. Williford, M.D.

She enjoyed and was active in various women's organizations including president of the YWCA of Beaumont, Women's Medical Auxiliary of Beaumont, Music Study Club of Beaumont, Beaumont Symphony Society (now the Symphony of Southeast Texas), and was the first president of the Beaumont Symphony Women's League (now the Symphony League of Beaumont).

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Herman B. Williford; daughter, Ann Herrington; son-in-law, Tommy (T.R.) Herrington Jr.; and brother, James Albert Jackson.

Survivors include her brother, Howard Jackson of Powell; sisters, Jerry Gilmore of Dallas, Virginia Tindel of Dallas, and Lillian Cole Evans of Richardson; grandsons, Kit Herrington and wife, Linda, of Corsicana and Tommy Herrington of Rusk; granddaughters, Canice Garth and husband, David, of San Antonio and Kay Oxford and husband, Patrick, of Houston; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Clayton Reagan
Nov 7, 1931 - Jul 1, 2003

Clayton Reagan, 71, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at his home in Corsicana.

He was born Nov. 7, 1931, in Corsicana, the son of William C. and Mittie Holliman Reagan. He was reared in Bazette and was a graduate of Wilson High School. On Jan. 13, 1956, he was married to Phrink Holder. After their marriage they lived in Navarro County. He was the owner of R&R Wholesale.

He is survived by his wife, Phrink, of Corsicana; a son and his wife, David and Beth Reagan of Ennis; two brothers and their wives, Gene and Earline Reagan of Navarro and Jerry and Latroyce Reagan of Mildred; a sister and her husband, Laverne and Wayne Hawkins of Athens; and two grandchildren and their spouses, Chris and Amanda Reagan of Angus and Brandi and Josh Gober of Ennis.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Worship Center with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Interment will be at Prairie Point Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Calvary Worship Center.

Arrangements by J. E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis.

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John Lynn McRae
Feb 4, 1964 - Jun 30, 2003

John Lynn McRae, 39, of Frost passed away Monday, June 30, 2003, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Frost Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lela McRae.

Survivors include his father, L. C. McRae of Frost; brother, Larry McRae and wife Paula; nephews, Jeremy and Josh McRae; grandmother, Gracie Ray House of Centerville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove.

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Jo Ann Wilkerson

Jo Ann Wilkerson, 63, of Powell, passed away Monday, June 30, 2003, in Powell. Graveside services were 10 a.m. today at Hughes Cemetery in Avalon with the Rev. Vernon McGuyer officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Roger Allen Slater

Roger Allen Slater, 50, of Corsicana passed away Monday, June 30, 2003, in Corsicana. Cremation will be performed with no services planned. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Thomas Sanchez

Thomas Sanchez, 23, of Corsicana passed away Monday, June 30, 2003, in Navarro County. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

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Joe Bailey Nelson
Jul 1, 1904 - Aug 6, 1980

Joe B. Nelson, 76, of Corsicana, died Wednesday morning (August 6, 1980) at his residence.  Funeral service for Mr. Nelson will be Friday at 2 p. m. at Northside Baptist Church.  The Rev. David Hale (pastor of Northside) and the Rev. J. S. “Slim” Sullivan, Jr. of Longview, Texas, will officiate.  Burial will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Mr. Nelson was a mason and a member of the Northside Baptist Church.  He was a retired employee of Exxon with 36 years service.

Survivors include his wife Vennie Tramel Nelson, Corsicana,; two sons, William Edward Nelson, Dickinson, and Ronald Tramel Nelson, San Antonio; one daughter, Helen Jo Pownell, Corpus Christi; one sister, Mrs. Hester Bailey, Malakoff; and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Mike Nelson, David Nelson, Pat Pownell, Jeff Pownell, Tim Pownell, and Jim Bob Nelson.  Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Northside Baptist Church, which includes Jake Cook, a special friend.

Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Aug 7, 1980

  • The above is composite of two obituaries for my father, Joe Bailey Nelson, born July 1, 1904, died August 6, 1980.  Joe and his identical twin brother, James “Jim” Hogg Nelson, were born near Montfort, Texas, to Edward Jefferson “Ed” Nelson and Sarah Ellen “Babe” Garner Nelson.  He attended Bradley School, near Montford, and Wilson School, near Bazette.  He worked for Humble Oil & Refining Company (later Exxon) for 36 years, returning to live in Corsicana in 1973.

  • Submitted by Ron Nelson


Mattie Pearl (Calloway) Patterson-Ward
Mar 28, 1912 - July 2, 2003

Mattie Pearl (Calloway) Patterson-Ward

Pearl Patterson Ward, 91, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2003 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. George Merriman officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Ward was born March 28, 1912, in Athens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Ward; and three sisters.

Survivors include her sons, Leslie A. Patterson and wife Amy of Corsicana, Phillip Earl Patterson and wife Moira of San Antonio and Donald Ward of Houston; granddaughters, Phyllis Cope and husband Wes of Fayetteville, Ark., Peri Patterson of Italy, Linda Gonzales and husband Richard of San Antonio and Kim Clark and husband Larry of New Braunfels; grandsons, David Patterson and wife Judy of Longview and Michael Patterson of San Antonio; great-grandsons, Seth Cope and James Cope, both of Fayetteville, Ark., Bryan Patterson of Longview, and Matthew Gonzales and Mitchell Gonzales, both of San Antonio; great-granddaughters, Kelly Patterson of Longview and Megan Gonzales of San Antonio; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Homebound Ministries.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Olive (Dozier) Armstrong
Nov 3, 1914 - Jun 30, 2003

Olive Armstrong

Olive Armstrong, 88, of Corsicana passed away Monday, June 30, 2003, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral home with Rev. Don Pike and Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Gary Armstrong, John Stephens, Keith Pike, Mike Gorell, David Shows, Dan Wright and W. J. Armstrong.

Mrs. Armstrong was born on Nov. 3, 1914, in Corsicana. She was born and raised in Corsicana and Navarro County.

Mrs. Armstrong was a member of the Methodist Church and a member o First United Methodist Church of Corsicana. She served all areas of the church. She attended nurses training in Corsicana and became an L.V.N. and worked at the hospital and several nursing homes before retirement. She and her husband, Stokes Armstrong, resided on the family dairy farm for more than 60 years, that had been in the family since 1872. They shared the love of country living and Jersey cows.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Stokes Armstrong in 1999.

Survivors include son Bobby Armstrong and wife Betty of the family farm; daughter Joyce Pike and husband Don or Arlington; five grandchildren Becky Armstrong, Gary Armstrong, Gina Gorell and husband Mike, Brenda Pike Stephens and husband John, Keith Pike and wife Mary Ann; five great-grandchildren Ben, Emily and Mark Stephens, Grayson and Laura Pike; brother Finis and wife Bobbie Berry of Waco; sister Sue Witt of Kaufman and a host of friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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