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Edward Lee Hasty
d. Aug 13, 2003

Edward Lee Hasty, 66, of Frost passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, at his residence. Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. today at Brushie Prairie Cemetery with Pastor Bobbie Caves officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Roy Earl Cherry
d. Aug 11, 2003

Roy Earl Cherry, 69, of Dawson passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at his residence. Services will be 1 p.m. today at House of Refuge Church of God in Christ in Dawson. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Elma Lee Simpson
Nov 13, 1901 - Aug 15, 2003

Elma Lee Simpson, 101, of Winkler, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2003 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home with Dr. Elton McCann officiating. Interment will follow at St. Elmo Cemetery.

Mrs. Simpson was born Nov. 13, 1901 in St. Elmo. She was a seamstress at the Hat Factory. She was a member of the St. Elmo Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by husband Pinkney Simpson, son Marion Simpson and five brothers and sisters.

Survivors include son Max Simpson of New Gulf; daughter Mrs. Mary Nell Van Dyke of Winkler; sister Madelle Dunlap of Temple; grandsons James Simpson of New Gulf, Brad Van Dyke of Winkler and David Simpson of New Gulf; granddaughter Karen Ferguson of Combine; great-grandsons James Simpson of New Gulf, Craig Simpson of New Gulf, Chris Ferguson of Garland, Jason Van Dyke of Winkler and Bradley Van Dyke of Winkler; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Edna Merle (Gipson) Bell Carson
Oct 30, 1916 - Aug 16, 2003

Edna Merle (Gipson) Bell Carson, 86, of North Richland Hills passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003 in Bedford.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kerens City Cemetery with Michael L. Bell and Stephen M. Bell officiating.

Mrs. Carson was born Oct. 30, 1916 in Fort Worth.

She was preceded in death by first husband Lynn C. Bell and second husband George F. Carson.

Survivors include son and wife Stephen M. and Eileen Bell of Kingwood and son and wife Michael L. and Linda Bell of Bedford; grandson and wife Lance B. and Cynthia Bell of Kingwood and grandson and wife Benjamin M. and Becky Bell of Kingwood; grandson Bradley P. Bell of New Orleans; granddaughter and husband Rebecca L. and Joel Scott of Waco; great-grandsons Max C. Bell of Kingwood and Beau R. Bell of Kingwood; and great-great-granddaughter Emmi R. Scott of Waco.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lucille Goodwin
Dec 27, 1920 - Aug 15, 2003

Lucille Goodwin, 82 of Kerens passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2003 at Kerens Care Center. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. today at Prairie Point Cemetery. She was born Dec. 27, 1920 in Bazette. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Effie Gladys (Allen) Owen
Oct 22, 1909 - Aug 16, 2003

Effie Gladys Owen, 93, of Euless passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003 at Hurst Plaza. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery. She was born Oct. 22, 1909 in Ellis County.

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Johnny Moreno
1953 - Aug 15, 2003

Johnny Moreno, 50, of Kerens passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2003 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Samaria Baptist Church with Rev. Johnny Vanibuls officiating. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery.

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Claude Buddy Maggard
Mar 22, 1943 - Aug 12, 2003

Buddy Maggard

Buddy Maggard, 60, of Emhouse passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Pattison Cemetery with the Rev. Teri Hildebrand officiating.

Mr. Maggard was born March 22, 1943, in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Eula Maggard; brother, Sonny Maggard; and son, John Issacs.

Survivors include his wife, Emily Maggard of Emhouse; son, Bobby Claude Issacs of Cayuga; daughter, Sam Tate of Emhouse; grandson, John Issacs of Cayuga; granddaughters, Hanna Heaton and Chelsea Heaton, both of Emhouse; sisters, Sue Ward of Harper Heights and Jeanette Melton of Emhouse; and sister-in-law, Linda Maggard of Emhouse.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Inez Howell
May 9, 1915 - Aug 16, 2003

Inez Howell, 88, of Malakoff passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003 at ETMC hospital in Athens.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Ms. Howell was born May 9, 1915 in Rural Shade.

Survivors include sons Gurley W. Howell of Troup and William C. Howell of Malakoff; sister Neruss Howell of Corsicana; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Vergie M. Farmer
Apr 22, 1913 - Aug 17, 2003

Vergie M. Farmer, 90, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery. She was born April 22, 1913 in Blooming Grove.

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Charlotte (DeLaFosse) Childress Walker
Aug 17, 1916 - Aug 17, 2003

Charlotte Childress Walker

Charlotte Childress Walker, 87, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Bill Honea and the Rev. Tony Neal officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Jonathon Rash, Jacob Rash, Joseph Rash, Christino Ibanez, Don Reed, Bobby Owens, Bobby Howard and Vic Howell.

Mrs. Walker was born Aug. 17, 1916, in Emhouse to Charles J. DeLaFosse and Corrie Belle Caldwell DeLaFosse. She was a bookkeeper for Dyer's Department Store for many years.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, J. B. Childress; two sisters; baby daughter; and husband, Russell Walker.

Survivors include her son, Paul Childress and wife Jackie of Garland; granddaughter, Cayla Anderson and husband Dell of Phoenix, Ariz.; great-granddaughter, Taylor of Phoenix, Ariz.; stepchildren, Richard Rash and wife Joyce of Corsicana, Gene Walker of Bowie, and Eddie Walker and wife Diane of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Rick Rash and wife Rose, Mark Rash, Randy Walker, Scott Walker, Keith Walker, Cathy Walker, and Rusty Walker; 13 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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John Weldon "Buck" Jarrett
Apr 10, 1909 - Aug 17, 2003

J. W. "Buck" Jarrett, age 94 of Italy died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003 in Corsicana. He was born April 10, 1909 in Italy to Will and Donie (Few) Jarrett. He married Emy Lou Stovall Sept. 23, 1934 in Italy. Buck was the district manager of Northern Propane in Waxahachie, from which he retired in 1977 with over 25 years service. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Hella Shrine, a member of the Park Presbyterian Church in Italy and served in the US. Navy in WW II. He was preceded in death by his wife Emy Lou Stovall Jarrett in 1980. Later he married Mary Langbein and moved to Dallas where they were members of the St. Marks Presbyterian Church. She also preceded him in death.

Buck is survived by one daughter, Linda Jarrett White of Corsicana; one grandson, John Cullen and his wife Amy, of Ennis; one great grandson, John Jarrett White of Ennis; one sister, Cleo Coggins of Corsicana; two step-children Carl Langbein and his wife Sandy and Terry Wood and his wife Charlie, all of Dallas and many other extended family.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003 at the Italy Cemetery in Italy.

Family visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 18, 2003 at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Italy.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home.

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Sharon (Humphries) Istre
May 16, 1947 - Aug 18, 2003

Sharon Humphries Istre, 56, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2003, at her residence.

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

Services will be from 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Rodney Bancroft officiating. Interment will follow at Grape Creek Cemetery.

Mrs. Istre was born May 16, 1947, in Corsicana to E.W. Humphries and Mary Lee Griffin Humphries. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jody Sue Harvey.

Survivors include her husband, Roy Istre Jr. of Corsicana; son, Douglas Marion Istre of Spring; grandchildren, Kurt Harvey, Brandon Harvey, Joseph Harvey, Christine Nicole Istre; brother, Gary Humphries of Dawson; and sister, Katrina Holliman of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Forrest Lee Calhoun Sr.
Jul 1, 1922 - Aug 17, 2003

Forrest Lee Calhoun Sr., 82, of Rice passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, in Rice. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hempstead Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Enrriqueta (Henrieetta) Aguado
Jun 15, 1927 - Aug 18, 2003

Enrriqueta (Henrieetta) Aguado, 76, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2003, in Corsicana.

Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Fred Caldwell officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tony Aguado, Christopher Carroll, Ray Carroll III, Joshua Aguado, Phillip Aguado and Mathew Carroll.

Mrs. Aguado was born June 15, 1927, in Corsicana. She married Jose Alfredo Aguado on June 14, 1954. She was employed with Hagger Slacks of Corsicana, retiring after 20 years of service. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Selso Ovalle; mother, Inya Gerero-Ovalle; and brother, Daniel Ovalle.

Survivors include her husband Alfredo "Frank" Aguado of Corsicana; sons, Fred Aguado, Tommy Aguado and Mike Aguado, all of Corsicana; daughter, Teresa Carroll of Tyler; grandsons, Tony Aguado, Christopher Carroll, Ray Carroll III, Joshua Aguado, Phillip Aguado and Dustin Aguado, all of Corsicana, and Mathew Aguado of Tyler; granddaughter, Nicole Aguado of Corsicana; great-grandchildren, Megan Aguado, Sidney Aguado, Tristin Goodwin and Payton Carroll, all of Corsicana; sister, Santana Ovalle of Corsicana; brothers, M.G. Ovalle, Albert Ovalle, Tom Ovalle and Domingo Ovalle, all of Corsicana, Bert Ovalle of Jacksboro and Christian Ovalle of Tyler; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 1615 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Maxie Vest
Feb 14, 1912 - Aug 19, 2003

Maxie Vest, 91, of Corsicana and formerly of Blooming Grove, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at Health Care and Rehab of Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Mr. Vest was born Feb. 14, 1912, in Dawson to Obie and Molly Vest. He was a rancher/dairyman most of his life.

Survivors include his wife, Aliene Vest of Corsicana; son, Willie Vest of Fort Worth; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove

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Audrey Faye Dickson
Feb 14, 1928 - Aug 21, 2003

Audrey Faye Dickson, 75, of Beaumont passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, in Beaumont.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Scott Sanders, Steven Sanders, Michael Dickson, Matt Dickson, Samuel Dickson and Jonathan Dickson. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Furlong, Robert McMullan, Junior Johnson, Darwin Green, Ray Goldesberry and Neal Crawford.

Mrs. Dickson was born Feb. 14, 1928, in Corsicana. She had resided in Beaumont since December 1970. She lived a very active life. She served as an officer in the Beaumont A&M Mothers Club, actively served Forest Park Methodist Church, singing in the choir, and working in the Meals on Wheels program for about 15 years, supervising that program during part of that time. She was an active member of the Ramallah Temple, Daughters of the Nile and Cashan Grotto ladies auxiliary. She was the youngest of 10 children, and was very close to her family. She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister and daughter.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Graham N. Dickson of Beaumont; two sisters, Opal Hale of Greentown, Pa., and Doris Buchanan of McAllen; two children, Kathy Sanders and husband Gary of Corsicana and John Dickson and wife Violet of Denton; six grandchildren, Scott Sanders of Plano, Steven Sanders of Huntsville, and Michael Dickson, Matt Dickson, Samuel Dickson and Jonathan Dickson, all of Denton; four great-grandchildren, Morgan Sanders and Madison Sanders, both of Plano, and Garret Dickson and Michaela Dickson, both of Denton; and a host of friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association of Southeast Texas, 3195 Calder, Suite 200, Beaumont, TX 77702; or Wesley United Methodist Church, 3308 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Albert S. "Bootney" Griggs
Jun 15, 1944 - Aug 20, 2003

Albert S. Griggs (Bootney), 58, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be today from 3 to 8 p.m. at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kelly Temple Church of God in Christ with Elder Billy J. Kelly officiating. Interment will follow at Chatfield Cemetery.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Griggs was born June 15, 1944, in Chatfield.

He was preceded in death by sister Jessie Griggs and grandfather Albert Griggs.

Survivors include mother Lorraine Moss of Corsicana; brothers Elbert Kelly, Willie Kelly, Lawrence Kelly, Charles moss and Vinson Brown, all of Corsicana; aunts Madie Rogers of Dallas and Albertrina Griggs of Corsicana; uncles Ostell Griggs and Felix Griggs of Corsicana; maternal grandmother Vera Griggs of Corsicana and special friend Bertha Murphey of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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John Mack Sisk Sr.
Jan 25, 1926 - Jul 21, 2003

John Mack Sisk Sr., 77, of Dawson passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Wade Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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James Dale McQueen
Sep 25, 1925 - Aug 18, 2003

James D. McQueen, 77, of Tyler passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2003, in Tyler.

Services will be 1 p.m. today at Grove Hill Funeral Home in Dallas with the Rev. Tim McKeown officiating. Interment will follow at Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Paskell Nichols, Cliff Keathley, Kevin Tidwell, Bobby Hedrick, Hugh Mason and Sam Pespis.

Mr. McQueen was born Sept. 25, 1925 in Lamar County. He had lived in Tyler the past two years and was a former resident of Corsicana since 1969. He was an independent contractor for The Dallas Morning News from 1953 until 1978. He was a member of the 5 cent coffee club at Whataburger on West Seventh Avenue in Corsicana, and was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmet Dale and Effie McQueen; and stepson, Roy Eugene Lee.

Survivors include his wife of 50 plus years, Pearl McQueen of Corsicana; son, Larry Dale McQueen of Denton; daughter, Ann Caldcleugh of Waxahachie; stepson, James Lee of Tyler; sister, Margie McQueen of Dallas; brothers, Charles McQueen of Trinidad and Jerry McQueen of Tyler; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Tyler Memorial Funeral Home, Tyler.

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Billy ‘Bill’ Warren Randell
Sep 23, 1944 - July 14, 2003

The memorial service for Billy "Bill" Warren Randell will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Blessed Hope Fellowship, 95 Ingalls Lane, Wilderville. Pastor Phil Anderson will officiate.

Mr. Randell, 58, of Grants Pass, died Monday (July 14, 2003) at Three Rivers Community Hospital.

He was born Sept. 23, 1944, in Corsicana, Texas. In 1947, he moved to Oregon from Corsicana. He was a 1962 graduate of Grants Pass High School and spent most of his life in Grants Pass.

Mr. Randell worked as a farmer, in erosion control, as a log truck driver, in family businesses and as a caregiver.

He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and spending time with friends.

Survivors include two daughters, Lori Dajani, Martinez, Calif., and Joyce Peterson, Bellevue, Neb.; a son, Walter A., Beaverton; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter A. and Pearl Randell; and a sister, Donna Bohannon.

Arrangements: Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives and Crematory

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  • Medford Oregon Paper

John Hammet Scarborough
Nov 10, 1917 - Apr 19, 2003

The funeral will be held April 24 for John Hammet Scarborough of Eugene, who died April 19 of age-related causes. He was 85.

Scarborough was born Nov. 10, 1917, in Korea to John and Delphia Scarborough. He married Lois Tapscott in Corsicana, Texas, on March 25, 1938.

He earned an associate's degree at Texas A&M University. He served in the Navy during World War II. He worked with an engineering staff to build aircraft and aircraft components before retiring in 1984. He lived in Dallas, Texas, and San Diego before moving to Eugene in 1984. His interests included current events, the financial market and sailing ships. He enjoyed spending time with his wife.

Survivors include his wife; a son, David of Floral City, Fla.; three daughters, Lois Shirck of Cleburne, Texas, Lorna Kelley of Munich, Germany, and Elizabeth Scarborough of San Diego; 13 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. A son, John, died Aug. 11, 1999.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene. Thursday's service will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Entombment will be at West Lawn Memorial Park.

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  • Eugene Oregon Paper - 4-23-2003

Barbara Ann Szoly-Vogel-Hanson
Aug 30, 1951 - Jan 14, 2003

Barbara Ann Szoly-Vogel-Hanson, 51, of Saint Jo, TX passed away on January 14, 2003 in Nocona General Hospital.

Mrs. Szoly-Vogel-Hanson was born on August 30, 1951 in Cleveland, OH to John Douglas and Hazel Wakeman Kickham. She maried Joe Hanson on August 30, 1986 in Corsicana, TX. She volunteered as a candy striper at Deaconess Hospital in Cleveland, OH and worked as a vacuum cleaner saleswoman where she met her first husband, the father of her two daughters. She was regional supervisor of Taco Bell for fifteen years in Oklahoma and then started her career with the United States Postal Service as a general clerk, where she met her second husband and lifemate, Joe Hanson.

A memorial service for Mrs. Szoly-Vogel-Hanson was held on Friday, January 17, 2003 at 4:00 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home Chapel in Saint Jo with Rev. Larry Kennedy officiating.

Surviving relatives include: her husband, Joe Hanson, Saint Jo, TX; four daughters, Victoria Ann Vogel-Reed, Gainesville, TX, Cynthia Ann Vogel-Voth, Muenster, TX, Josie Sue Hanson and Julie Ann Hanson, both of Oklahoma City, OK; three grandchildren; parents, John Douglas Szoly and Hazel Kickham, Cleveland, OH; two sisters, Hazel Beck, CA, and Trenace Barrett, Cleveland, OH; and two brothers, Jeff and Chris Szoly, both of Cleveland, OH. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clint and Emma Nelkes and John and Elizabeth Szoly


Ida Mae (Cornwell) Stansell
Jun 15, 1908 - Aug 13, 2003

Mrs. James Rufus Stansell, 95, nee Ida Mae Cornwell, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 16, at 2 p.m., at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel in Amarillo with interment following in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Beckmann Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

Mrs. Stansell was born June 15, 1908, near Corsicana. Her husband, James Rufus Stansell, preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and farmer and a member of Fredericksburg Baptist Church.

Survivors include three children, Sylvia Marie Visser of Fredericksburg, Maxa Price of Frisco and J.R. Stansell of Boise City, OK.

She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 32 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Stansell was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Langham; one great-grandson; two sisters, Ruth Batterby and Grace Eatman; and two brothers, Richard Cornwell and Jack Cornwell.

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Mary Jane Robert Dycus
Mar 15, 1922 - Aug 21, 2003

Mary Jane Robert Dycus, 81, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, in Fort Worth.

Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Monday at Greenwood Chapel. Burial: 2 p.m. Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Corsicana. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

Mary was born March 15, 1922, in Aransas Pass. She taught school for 30 years, pioneering in the special education programs in Burleson and White Settlement. She earned her B.S. from Texas Christian University and M.S. from Texas Woman's University. She played the organ for many years in her church and taught beginning piano. She was a member of the Ridglea Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Mary was preceded in death by a son, Hal Ford III; and a grandson, Robert Montgomery.

Survivors: Husband, Robert Dycus; children, John Ford of Alice, Robbie Montgomery of Weatherford and Donna Dean of Corsicana; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Greenwood Funeral Home, Fort Worth.

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Glynda Sue (Beesley) Compton
Nov 24, 1940 - Aug 21, 2003

Glynda Beesley Compton, 62, of Dawson passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at her residence. Services will be 4 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Pastor Michael Green and the Rev. Chuck Wallace officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Rev. Paul Curry
Sep 3, 1916 - Aug 23, 2003

The Rev. Paul Curry, 86, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary and from 9 to 10:50 a.m. Wednesday at Second Mission Baptist Church.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Second Mission Baptist Church with Pastor L.L. Polk Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be deacons of Second Mission Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy English, L.J. Swanson, James Hurd, Freeman Robinson and Sam C. McDonald Sr.

The Rev. Curry was born Sept. 3, 1916, in Groesbeck, Limestone County, Texas. He was called to the ministry in 1951 at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church. He pastored the following churches: 1953, Corinth Baptist Church, Emhouse; 1955, Timothy Baptist Church, Chatfield; 1957, Second Mission Baptist Church, where he served as pastor until his retirement in 1996. From 1952 to 1959, the Rev. Curry attended the extension school at Southwestern Seminary of Baylor University. There he received his diploma in theology. In 1959, he received his certification in pastoral counseling.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Bertina Curry; son, C.J. Curry; two brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Mattie C. Curry of Corsicana; three children, Pauline Wilson of Medira, Calif., Ora Mae Slaughter of Dallas, and Jessie Ray Curry (Ruby) of DeSoto; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Susie (Easterly) Bonnett
Aug 6, 1926 - Aug 22, 2003

Susie E. Bonnett, 77, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2003 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Resthaven Memorial Park on West Highway 31 with the Rev. Tony Neal officiating.

Mrs. Bonnett was born Aug. 6, 1926 in Kemp.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Bonnett; father, Seth Hugh Furguson; mother, Mable Easterly; and stepfather, Arthur Easterly.

Mrs. Bonnett is survived by a son, James M. Montgomery of Mildred; grandson, Billy J. Montgomery of Mustang; sister, Lola M. Lawler of Midland; brother, Billy D. Easterly of Alvarado; aunt, Dolly B. Fowler of Canton; and brother-in-law, Mike Bonnett of Hunter, Okla.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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John Beryl Prestidge
Aug 2, 1935 - Aug 25, 2003

John Beryl Prestidge, 68, of Corsicana died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas with his loving wife, Martha, daughters, grandchildren, family members and many friends at his side.

"Bubba," as he was affectionately known to his friends, was born Aug. 2, 1935, in Ennis, where he spent his youth making lifelong friends and learning to love life. After marrying his sweetheart, Martha Bancroft, they moved to Corsicana and began a life of adventure together. Beryl and Martha opened Corsicana Glass and Mirror and operated it for 39 years together until they retired in April 1999.

Beryl was a free-spirited man that never met a stranger. Everyone that every met him never forgot him. Beryl loved the outdoors and spent his leisure time at his farm or hunting and fishing with his family and friends. He was a mentor and friend to many, especially young people. He was an active supporter of youth organizations such as FFA and 4-H and was always willing to help others in need. The many people that loved him will sorely miss him.

His parents, Coy Prestidge and Mattie Faulquer Prestidge, and his brothers, Coy, Bill and Wayne preceded him in death.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 45 years, Martha; daughters, Susan Williamson and son-in-law Ed of Corsicana, and Polly Wynn and son-in-law John of Tyler; five grandchildren, Lauren, Leslie and Lana Acock of Corsicana, and Casey and Carley Jones of Tyler; sister, Wanda Ray of Ennis; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be his friends, Frank Dunn, Chuck Rash, Tom Lester II, Bill Barnes, Dwayne Seaboalt, Hartley Young, Carroll Moran and Billy Jones. Honorary pallbearers are Mickey McCain, J.D. Burleson, Coy Hodge, Bruce Morris, Freddy Mosley, Gary Schlemmer, Don Parrish and Carl Wayne Morris and the rest of his hunting and fishing buddies.

Services and the celebration of Beryl's life will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at Northside Baptist Church where he was a longtime member. Dr. Bob Webb and Dr. David Hale will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery.

The family will be accepting visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Child Advocacy Center, P.O. Box 6024, Corsicana, TX 75151; or Northside Baptist Church sound system fund, 2800 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Jacoby Lynn Bonner Hatley -
Feb 19, 2003 - Aug 26, 2003

Jacoby Lynn Bonner Hatley, 6 months, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Friday at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery with the Rev. Brad W. Dancer officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jonothan Hutson and Jeremy Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Hatley and Jeff Bonner.

Jacoby was born Feb. 19, 2003, in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Glenda Sue Bonner.

Survivors include his father, Dustin Hatley of Blooming Grove; mother, Ashley Bonner of Corsicana; grandparents, DeeAnn and Jeff Bonner of Corsicana, Sharon Vaclavik Hampton and George Hampton of Midlothian, and Billy Hatley and Kim Welch of Blooming Grove; great-grandparents, Donald A. Bonner of Corsicana, Willow Vaclavik of Corsicana, Ann Woods of Corsicana, and Floyd Hatley of Coolidge; great-great-grandmother, Birdie Mae Ellis of Corsicana; aunts, Cody Bonner of Corsicana, Stephanie Horn of Navarro, Sue Ann Kitchen of El Dorado, Okla., Tina Mylia Hatley of Waco, Laura Welch of Corsicana, and Jessica Welch of Blooming Grove; and uncles, Dakota Bonner of Corsicana and Jerod Welch of Arlington.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Jessica Elizabeth Lane
Jun 11, 1987 - Aug 24, 2003

Jessica Elizabeth Lane, 16, of Point passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, in Henderson County.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery.

Jessica was born June 11, 1987, in Corsicana to Roy C. Lane and Jennifer Easley Lane.

Survivors include her father and stepmother, Roy C. and Darlene Lane of Point; mother, Jennifer Lane of Minnesota; sisters, Penny Montgomery of Hillsboro, Rhonda Holloway of Irving, and Chelena Thomas of Corsicana; brother, Michael Motley of Seminole, Okla.; grandparents, Edward and Jo Easley of Corsicana; and great-grandparents, Ruth McCulloch of Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Keeton of Canton.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Edgar T. 'Eddie' King
May 11, 1921 - Aug 27, 2003

Edgar "Eddie" King

Edgar "Eddie" King, 82, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held 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. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bud Renfro, Darren Renfro, Lance King, Jerry King, Larry King and Chad King.

Mr. King was born May 11, 1921, in Wichita Falls. He retired after 38 years from Collin Street Bakery as a master baker. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater of Operations. He was awarded the Bronze Star.

Survivors include his wife, Ima Lee King of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Eddie Jr. and Brenda King of Tyler; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Charles Renfro of Dawson; granddaughter and husband, Robin and Dale Harkins of Dawson; grandsons and wives, Bud and Kim Renfro of Dawson, Darren and Jana Renfro of Waxahachie, Lance and Donna King of Bullard and Chad and Courtney King of Spring Valley, N.M.; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Nick Renfro, Parker Renfro and Chance King; and brothers-in-law, Bobby Carpenter of Corsicana, Billy Joe Carpenter of Millville, N.J., and Calvin Carpenter of Anaheim, Calif.; and sisters-in-law, Polly Mulins of Greenville and Joan King of Hewitt.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lillian Bill "Lilly" (Fields) Huggins
Sep 20, 1909 - Aug 27, 2003

Lillian "Bill" Huggins, 93, of Nacogdoches passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Prairie Point Cemetery with the Rev. Charles A. Reese officiating.

Mrs. Huggins was born Sept. 20, 1909, in Raleigh.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Susie Huggins; husband, Forrest Huggins; and sons, Albert Glenn Huggins, Bobby Ray Huggins and Forrest Huggins Jr.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Sammye Huggins of Nacogdoches; daughter, Wanda Minor of Coming, Ga.; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 907 N. Mound, Nacogdoches, TX 75964.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Ida Mae (Barham) Dawson
Sep 13, 1913 - Aug 28, 2003

Ida Mae Dawson

Ida Mae Dawson, 89, of DeSoto and formerly of Blooming Grove, passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at Park Manor Nursing Home in DeSoto.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Frost Cemetery.

Mrs. Dawson was born Sept. 13, 1913, in Blooming Grove to Bob Barham and Effie McClure Barham.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Martin Dawson.

Survivors include her son, Dan Dawson of Maypearl; grandchildren, Dana Followwell of Maypearl and Dione Farmer of San Antonio; and five great-grandchildren, Timothy, Brandi, Whitney, Justin and Tanner.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Aug 29, 2003
  • Also appears in The Dallas Morning News - Aug 30, 2003
  • Daughter of Robert Ocie "Bob" Barham & Effie Priscilla (McClure) Barham

Lois Lee Rush
d. Aug 24, 2003

Lois Lee Rush, 50, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 409 N. Third St., with Supt. Rayford Chimney officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Betty Bell (Matthews) Christian
Apr 1, 1921 - Aug 28, 2003

Betty Bell Matthews Christian, 82, of Dawson passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, in Tyler. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Dawson Cemetery. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Tommie Haynes
Jun 5, 1913 - Aug 27, 2003

Tommie Haynes, 90, of Dallas passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, at his residence. Wake service will be 6 p.m. Sunday at Ross and Johnson Chapel. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at First Independent Baptist Church, 703 E. Fifth Ave., Corsicana. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Streetman. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Bennie Eugene Dyer 
Nov 12, 1925 - Aug 28, 2003

Bennie E. Dyer, 77, of Mexia passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at Emery J. Liloe Hospice House in Fort Worth.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Fred Sain and the Rev. George Courtney officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Dyer was born Nov. 12, 1925, in Grander Switch.

He was preceded in death by his son, Billy Eugene Dyer.

Survivors include his wife, Maxine Dyer of Mexia; sons, Danny L. Dyer of Pursley, Lanny W. Dyer of Union High, Bennie Donn Dyer and Bobby A. Dyer, both of Red Oak; daughter, Kathy Newland of Corsicana; grandchildren, Russell Dyer, Gary Dyer, Becky Partain, Monty Addison, Michelle Lenk, Chris Dyer, Amanda Dyer, Grant Broughton, Megan Dyer, Cheryl Dyer, Christopher Newland and Krystal Trusty; numerous great-grandchildren; brother, W. A. Dyer of Corsicana; and sisters, Henryetta Ellis of Midlothian, Joyce Humbert of Corsicana, Erma Frances Grider of Quinlan and Emma Brewer of Richardson.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Ray Goldesberry
May 1, 1926 - Aug 28, 2003

Ray Goldesberry passed away Aug. 28, 2003, at Navarro Regional Hospital. A long-time resident of Corsicana, he was born in Strawn, Texas, May 1, 1926. He was an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church and the Kiwanis Club. A WW II veteran, Ray was a self-employed accountant and former owner of Roy's Cafe.

His father and mother, William and Daisy Goldesberry, brother, Bill Goldesberry, and grandson, Stuart Goldesberry, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Naomi Goldesberry, sister Wilma Ballard of Dallas, son Roger Goldesberry and wife Sally of Dallas, daughter Karen Bailey and husband Charles of Vicenza, Italy. Surviving grandchildren are Dan Goldesberry, Kari Goldesberry, and Margo Shearer and husband Parx, Patrick Bailey, and Matthew Bailey. Nieces and nephews are Barbara Waldbusser, Cheryl Wheeler, Elizabeth James, and Phil Goldesberry. Great-grandchildren are Clay and Reed Brady and Parx Shearer.

A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Corsicana.

The family requests donations, in lieu of flowers, be made to Wesley United Methodist Church or to the American Diabetes Association -- Always and Forever Memorial and Honor Program, Attention: ADA Web, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720 or phone (800) 342-2383.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Russell Eugene Walker
Nov 24, 1936 - Aug 28, 2003

Russell Eugene Walker, 66, of Bowie, Texas, passed away Aug. 28, 2003 at his home. Services are pending in Bowie.

Mr. Walker was born Nov. 24, 1936 in Corsicana and went to school in Corsicana.

He was a veteran of the Korean conflict. After the service he settled in Bowie with his wife Joy. Gene was a dozier operator most of his life until he retired.

Gene is preceded in death by his wife Joy and parents Russell and Lorene Walker and stepmother Charlotte Walker.

Gene is survived by sons Rusty Walker of Fort Worth, Keith and Greta Walker of Bowie, daughter Kathie of Pottsboro; grandchildren Cheyene, Justin, Matthew, Katie, Kacie and Zackery; brother Eddie and wife Diane of Fort Worth; sister Joyce and husband Richard Rash of Corsicana; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Memorials may be made to Carter Lake Road Church of Christ.

Arrangements by Fry Funeral Home in Bowie.

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Russell Eugene “Gene” Walker

     Russell Eugene “Gene” Walker, age 66, of Bowie, TX, passed away August 29, 2003 in Bowie, TX.
     Mr. Walker was born November 24, 1936 in Corsicana, TX. He married Joy L. Whitaker on December 21, 1957 in Bowie, TX. He was a member of the Carter Lake Road Church of Christ and was a member of the Reddy-McClellan VFW Post 8789 in Bowie, TX. He was an employee of Pioneer Aggregate Rock Crusher in Bridgeport for 30 years. He served in the U.S. Army in B Battery, 6th Howitzer Battalion 15th Artillery Division.
     Funeral services for Mr. Walker were held Tuesday, September 2, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at the Carter Lake Road Church of Christ with David Hall officiating. Interment was at Sunset Cemetery under the direction of Fry Funeral Home.
     Surviving relatives include: two sons, Russell Sterling Walker, Fort Worth, TX, and Keith Ray Walker, Montague, TX; one daughter, Kathy Gay Tate, Pottsboro, TX; six grandchildren; one brother, Eddie Walker, Fort Worth, TX; one sister, Joyce Rash, Mildred, TX; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joy L. Walker on February 9, 2002.
     Pallbearers included: Ricky Rash, Mark Rash, Scott Walker, Gaylyn Wheeler, Jimmy Crumpler, and Phil Golden. 
     Contributions may be made to the Carter Lake Road Church of Christ, P.O. Box 1742, Bowie, TX, 76230, or The Bowie FFA Alumni Scholarship Fund, 800 Mill Street, Bowie, TX, 76230.


Annie Lou (Smith) Matthews
abt 1916 - Sep 1, 2003

Annie S. Matthews, 87, of Ceder Creek passed away September 1, 2003 at East Texas Medical Center in Athens.

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

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Rev. James Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Matthews was a long-time employee of First National Bank of Corsicana. She retired to Ceder Creek Lake and was a member of Payne Springs United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by husband Estle Matthews.

Survivors include daughter and husband Janice and David Ivy of Kingwood, granddaughter and husband Leigh Ann and Dominic Locascio of Allen, grandson and wife Phillip and Laura Ivy of Kingswood, great-grandchildren Caitlin and Tony, three sisters Marie Ragsdale of Corsicana, Ray Pierce of Ft. Worth and Joyce and Joe Brown of Ceder Creek and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Winkie (Pierce) Stroube
Nov 7, 1920 - Aug 31, 2003

A memorial service for Winkie Pierce Stroube will be held at Northaven United Methodist Church in Dallas on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 3 p.m. She died August 31 after a lengthy illness.

She was born on Nov. 7, 1920, to Festus and Alnela Pierce in Corsicana, where she met and later married her kindergarten sweetheart, Jack A Stroube, in 1941.

After graduating from Corsicana High School, she attended and graduated from Ward-Belmont College in Nashville, Tenn. Already an accomplished pianist, she went on to study at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., and was the first female student to attend the Yale University School of Music. She later received a degree in music from Southern Methodist University. She spent much of her life as a performer and accompanist for community, church and other civic activities.

When her husband returned from World War II, he joined the family oil business in Corsicana, where they eventually had three children. In 1954, at the expansion of the oil business in West Texas, the family moved to Abilene, where they lived for almost 11 years before moving to Dallas.

In all three towns, she was an active Bible Study teacher. In Abilene, she became the first inter-denominational Bible teacher at the Abilene Women's Club and taught hundreds of women for years. She was a frequent speaker at numerous retreats both for the Methodist Church and inter-denominational groups. In Corsicana, she taught Sunday School in the Youth Department at First United Methodist Church; in Abilene, she taught the Young Adult Galilean Class and then the High School Class at St. Paul United Methodist Church; in Dallas, she taught the Adult Bible Study Class at Northaven United Methodist Church.

At Northaven, while serving on the Organ Committee, in the early 1970s, she conceptualized the possibility of providing the church the finest church organ available. Her fund raising efforts resulted in the installation of a Redman Tracker Pipe Organ, the first one of its kind in a Dallas church. She served on many boards and committees at all three churches, and at Northaven she was Chairperson of the Board.

In addition to her family, her great passions were Northaven United Methodist Church and The Dallas Symphony.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack A. Stroube, and her sisters Anna Mary Atchley of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Bette Pierce Wells of Dallas. She is survived by her three children -- Mary Stroube Adams, wife of Louis W. Adams of Temple; William Pierce Stroube, husband of Martha Winslow Stroube of Dallas and Frank Aldrich Stroube, husband of Ellen Stroube of Dallas. Her grandchildren include Wendy Adams Dominguez, wife of Mark Dominguez of Roanoke; William Stroube Adams of Wroclaw Poland; Anne Adams of Chicago, Ill.; Jack Winslow Stroube of Boulder, Colo.; Jeffrey Pierce Stroube of Dallas; Mark Aldrich Stroube of Austin; Matthew Aldrich Stroube of Dallas and Sarah Julia Stroube of Dallas.

In lieu of flowers, the family invites those wishing to make a memorial donation to send their contributions to Northaven United Methodist Church at 11211 Preston Road, Dallas, TX, 76230, or to the charity of their choice.

Arrangements by Sparkman/Hillcrest, Dallas, Texas

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Lucille (Schulman) Cohen
July 11, 1923 - Sep 2, 2003

Lucille Schulman Cohen, 80, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services were 11 a.m. today at the Hebrew Cemetery with Rabbi Frank Joseph officiating.

Mrs. Cohen was born July 11, 1923, in Hoeboken, N. J. to Louis and Rose Spivak Schulman. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Sam Cohen; and brothers, Marvin and Joseph Allen.

Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Mark Cohen of Rockwall and Michael and Karen Cohen of Denton; daughter and son-in-law, Judi and Kim Wyatt of Corsicana; and grandchildren, Samantha, Mallory and Jeffrey of Rockwall, Evan and Shelby of Denton, and Rebecca and Meredith of Corsicana.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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David Elder 'Big Boy' Wilkinson

David Elder "Big Boy" Wilkinson, 46, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Pool officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Blake Divin, Grady Loper, David Nitterauer, Marvin Young, Joe Reese Jr. and Brad McClain.

Mr. Wilkinson attended That Church and worked at Marfa's One Stop in Rice.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Katherine Ann Wilkinson.

Mr. Wilkinson is survived by his wife, Nancy Wilkinson of Corsicana; sons, David E. Wilkinson Jr. and Marion Joseph Wilkinson of Corsicana and Richard Allen Wilkinson of Midland; stepdaughters, Suzanne Marie Cooley of Corsicana and Shanna LeAn Waterberry and Melynda Gayle Cooley, both of Battle Creek, Mich.; granddaughters, Danni Cooley, Hanna Waterberry and Faith Makenzie Waterberry, all of Battle Creek, and Angel Wilkinson of Midland; father, Marion H. Wilkinson of Corsicana; brothesr, Virgil Wilkinson and Pat Wilkinson, both of Corsicana; sister, Donna Divin of Gonzales; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Major Ralph Carmack Bills

Major Ralph Carmack Bills, retired, will be honored with a memorial service at the First United Methodist Church in Dawson on Sept. 6, 2003, at 11:00 a.m.

Mr. Ralph Carmack Bills was born to Mr. and Mrs. J.A. (Pete) Bills, of the Spring Hill Community. He was the third of five children born to this couple. He graduated from Dawson High School in 1936, then attended Texas A&M University before entering the Army Air Force in 1941.

He received his commission and wings at Stockton Field in California before serving in the Pacific Campaign and Australia. At the end of WWII, he was Operational Officer at Tokyo Air Force Base. It was there he met his future wife, Norma Cooper. They were married in 1947.

Upon his completion of duty there, he and his wife came home to the States where he served at the Pentagon for three years.

In his military career, he was a P-38 and P-51 fighter pilot. He was decorated for downing Japanese Zeros over New Guinea in December of 1942.  He then received the Air Medal, the first of seven Oak Leaf Clusters, the Bronze Medal, Silver Star, Presidential

Citation and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He returned to the States from active duty in July of 1944.

After retirement as a Major, he was a test pilot for Beech Aircraft in Wichita, Kan. Later, he headed the flight department at Beech. He remained there until his retirement at age 65.

He and his wife, Norma, then moved to Midland, Texas, where he became active in the Confederate Air Force. The couple enjoyed traveling extensively in their motor home. They had been married 56 years at the time of his death.

Mr. Bills is survived by his wife Norma of Midland, sisters Sarah Womack of Houston and Sue Floyd of Grandview. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. (Pete) Bills, sister Wilda Slater and brother Hulen Bills. Also surviving are eight nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home in Midland.

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Ella Marie (Leyendecker) Maxwell
Sep 6, 1934 - Sep 3, 2003

Ella Marie Maxwell, 68, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Pastor Curtis Gilbert officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mrs. Maxwell was born Sept. 6, 1934, in Dawson. She was a member of Missionary Baptist Church in Corsicana. She lived for the last several years at Friendship Towers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Boyd Maxwell.

Survivors include her daughter, Sharon York of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Karen Maxwell of Purdon; granddaughters, Jamie Phillips and husband Eric of Powell and Candace York of Corsicana; great-grandsons, Wyatt Phillips and Morgen Phillips, both of Powell; sisters, Ola Mae Sykes of Corsicana, Myrtle Clemons of Purdon and Annie Kemp of Oklahoma City, Okla.; brother, Lewis Leyendecker of Orange; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Charles Garvis Ray
Jan 24, 1915 - Sep 3, 2003

Charles Garvis Ray, 88, of Midland passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, in Midland.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery.

Mr. Ray was born Jan. 24, 1915 in Emhouse. He was a  World War II veteran having served with the U.S. Navy. He was employed for many years with Shell Oil Company.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite Eloise Ray.

Survivors include his daughter, Kathy Davenport of Midland; son, Charles Davis Ray of Midland; sisters, Marie Adams of Beaumont and Christine Luther of Corsicana; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Charles Garvis Ray

Charles Garvis Ray, 88, of Midland passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, in Midland.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Patrick Adair, Bryan Davenport, Donny Faust, Mark Hardwick, Trey Morris, and Ross Sport.

Garvis was born Jan. 24, 1915, in Emhouse to Laura and Bezaleus Ray. Garvis was one of 14 children raised in Emhouse. In 1936, he married Marguerite Maggard in Emhouse. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy Seabees in Alaska and Okinawa. In 1945, he moved to Monahans with Shell Oil Company. He retired from Shell after 35 years and moved to Midland. He was an active member of First Baptist Church in Midland. Garvis loved golf and shot his age at 83, something of which he was proud. Garvis will be missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Marguerite Eloise Ray.

Survivors include his sisters, Marie Adams of Beaumont and Christine Luther of Corsicana; daughter, Kathy Davenport of Midland; son, Charles D. Ray and wife Lynne of Midland; four granddaughters, Jennifer Adair and husband Patrick of Lubbock, Anna-Margaret Morris and husband Trey of Austin, Debi Hardwick and husband Mark of Midland and Sheri Faust and husband Donny of New Orleans; two grandsons, Bryan Davenport of Dallas and Ross Sport of Midland; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be directed to Pattison Cemetery or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Howard Neylan Drain 
Mar 14, 1932 - Sep 3, 2003

Howard Neylan Drain, 71, of Emhouse, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Teri Hildebrand officiating. Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Joe Rankin, Joe Akin, George Brown, Jim Roy Brown, Max Skully and Thomas Earl Melton.

Mr. Drain was born March 14, 1932, in Drane. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean War. He worked for Southwestern Bell, retiring after 35 years.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Drain of Emhouse; sons, Danny Drain and Howard Lyn Drain, both of Emhouse; daughter, Kimberly Ann Drain-Stacy of Emhouse; sisters, Jewel Godley of Washington, D.C., Euda Dosser of Corsicana and June Eloise (Sport) Hill of Duncanville; granddaughters, Rachel Leigh Drain, Jennifer Stacy-Allen and Amanda Katherine Drain; grandson, Eric Lyn Drain, Jason Daniel Drain, Joshua Lee Drain and Jonathan Stacy; great-grandson, Briar Allen; and great-granddaughter, Symphony Allen.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Barbara Barton

Barbara Barton, 34, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at Heritage Oaks West. Services are pending with Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Nadine Margaret (Tinnell) Parsons
Jun 7, 1930 - Sep 3, 2003

Nadine Parsons, 73, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at her residence. Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Thompson officiating. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Juanita Coggins
Dec 3, 1926 - Sep 5, 2003

Juanita Coggins, 76, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea and the Rev. Harold Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike Reaves, Heath Sechrist, Les Bentley, Kyle Bunch, Ricky Hickson and Randy Cummins. Honorary pallbearers will be James Cummins, Jack Meredith, Elton Thompson, Gavin Havens, Billy Jones and Bill Robinson.

Mrs. Coggins was born Dec. 3, 1926, in Murchison.

Survivors include her husband, Joe N. Coggins of Corsicana; daughters, Sandra Reaves and husband Mike of Burleson and Sue Hoffman of Lancaster, Calif.; son, Jack Coggins of Corsicana; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Joan (Harris) Kilcrease
Jan 22, 1933 - Sep 6, 2003

Joan Kilcrease, 70, of Kerens, passed away Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

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

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

Pallbearers will be Andy Sessions, Jarod Kilcrease, Jacob Kilcrease, Erin Kilcrease, Zack Kilcrease and Duane Commiato.

Honorary pallbearers will be Don Paschal, Hobart Hilliard, Homer Gene Wasson, Oscar Chrisman and John Kenner.

Ms. Kilcrease was born on January 22, 1933, in Denton.

Survivors include husband Kenneth Kilcrease of Kerens; daughters and son-in-laws Candis and Jim Wells of Palestine and Kathy and Dave Commiato of Kerens; sons and daughters-in-law Chris and Glenna Kenner of Palestine, Bert and Carolyn Kilcrease of Kerens and Kenny and Blanca Kilcrease of Rockdale; brother Orrie Harris of Bridgeport; sister Darla Sumners of Seagoville; 16 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

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Donald David Donaho
May 19, 1932 - Sep 6, 2003

Don Donaho, 71, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Rev. Harold Scott and Rev. Bill Honea officiating.

Mr. Donaho was born on May 19, 1932, in Retreat. He was partners with Donaho and Slate Air Conditioning for 26 years and was an air conditioner repairman for 50 years.

Survivors include wife Fay Donaho, daughter and son-in-law Belinda and David Lindell of Dallas, daughter Leesa Donaho of Huntsville and granddaughter Kellie Adams of Dallas.

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Truitt Leon Dunagan
Sep 17, 1917 - Sep 7, 2003

Truitt Dunagan of Fort Worth passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, at Autumn Years Lodge in Fort Worth. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Emmett Church in Emmett with Rev. Frank Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Emmett Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Truitt Leon Dunagan

Truitt Leon Dunagan, 85, of Fort Worth passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, at Autumn Years Lodge in Fort Worth.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Emmett Church with the Rev. Frank Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Emmett Cemetery.

Mr. Dunagan was born Sept. 19, 1917, in Emmett to Shelby W. Dunagan and Josephine Coxsey Dunagan. He was a carpenter.

Survivors include his wife, Mary M. Dunagan of Fort Worth; son, Dana Michael Dunagan of Pueblo, Colo.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Marcene Dunagan of San Marcos.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Truitt Leon Dunagan, 85, a carpenter, passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, at a Fort Worth nursing home.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at the Emmett Church with the Rev. Frank Williams, officiating. Interment: Emmett Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Mr. Dunagan was born Sept. 19, 1917, in Emmett, to Shelby W. Dunagan and Josephine Coxsey Dunagan.

Survivors: Wife, Mary M. Dunagan of Fort Worth; son, Dana Michael Dunagan of Pueblo, Colo.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Marcene Dunagan of San Marcos.

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  • Published in the Star-Telegram on Sep 10, 2003

Dollie Pearl (Miller) Yeldell
January 9, 1930 - Feb 5, 2003

DOLLIE PEARL (MILLER) YELDELL was born on January 9, 1930 in Chatfield, Texas. She was the second of eleven children born to the union of Ocell Miller, Sr. and Frankie Pearl Miller. She received her early education in Texas. Sis. Yeldell obeyed the gospel at an early age.

She met Nokomis Yeldell in 1946. They were married on September 28, 1947. To this union five children were born. In 1949 she moved to Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, Bro. Yeldell to begin his ministry. The family moved to Abilene, Texas in 1955 where they began working at the 10th and Treadway Church of Christ. In 1960, Dollie moved to Memphis where she began working with the Vance Avenue Church of Christ (currently Norris Road).

Sis. Yeldell, worked hand in hand with her husband for more than 50 years. She served on a leadership in South Africa in 1991. She also accompanied her husband on a tour of the Holylands in 1998. Sis. Yeldell traveled several times to Kingston, Jamaica in support of gospel meetings and campaigns.

She traveled extensively with Bro. Yeldell to numerous cities and states throughout the continental United States and provinces of Canada.

Sis. Yeldell was nominated woman of the year in 1968 by the Memphis Inter-Denominational Fellowship. She has spoken in lectureships in Texas, New Mexico, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi. She was a Bible School teacher and Sunday morning of the Ladies Adult Class II. She worked with the Sunny Sixties Class each Thursday morning in preparing meals and ministering to our Senior members. She worked diligently for many years as Coordinator of the Memphis Area Boosters for Southwestern Christian College of Terrell, Texas in support of Christian education. Sis. Yeldell was a member of the National Ministers’ Wives Conference.

It was God’s will for Sister Dollie to depart this life February 5, 2003 at Baptist Memorial Hospital East, Memphis, Tennessee.

She leaves to cherish her memories a loving and devoted husband of 55 years, Nokomis Yeldell, also left to cherish her memory are five children, Dollie Jean Winston (B.G.), Elaine James (Charles), Avis Antoinette Moore (Maurice), all of Memphis, Nokomis Yeldell II (Jonita), Knoxville, TN, Byron Lynn Yeldell (Yolanda), Savannah, GA; five grandchildren, Kristian D. Winston (LaQuesta), Knoxville, TN, Jason A. Winston of Nashville, TN, Michelle R. Winston, Memphis, TN, Nokomis Yeldell, III, Farmington, MI., and Chelsea Yeldell, Savannah, GA. She leaves seven sisters; Mary March (Robert), Tommie Faye Bedford (Larry), Yvonne Moore (Frank) all of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Laura Elder (Charles), Beverly Fulbright, and Bobbie Wright, all of Dallas, and Beatrice Hawthorne, Ft. Worth, Texas; two brothers, Ocell Miller, Jr. (Anne), Leonard Miller (Leonard Miller (Luella) both of Dallas; one brother-in-law, Starling Yeldell, Jr. of Dallas, Texas; two sisters-in-law, Jessie Jefferson of Corsicana, Texas; Viola Smith of Dallas, TX.; one aunt, Maxine Milton of Corsicana, TX.; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, many dear friends and a loving church family.

Sis. Yeldell was a faithful and dedicated Christian, wife and mother. Her husband “doth safely trust in her. “Her children arise up and call her blessed.” Sis. Yeldell was well known for her delicious cooking and her mastery of serving. There are many here today who have been blessed by her talents and her unselfishness in sharing recipes, cooking for youth dinners, preparing meals for National Dinner Days (SWCC) and numerous other worthy causes. She was well know for her home-made rolls, peach cobbler, chicken and dumplings and grilled beef. She has been a seamstress to many for weddings, anniversaries and other occasions.

Over the years, Sis. Yeldell hosted many ministers, their families, SWCC faculty and students, relatives and friends in her home. She was epitome of graciousness and hospitality

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Annie E. (Mullins) Pryor
May 21, 1915 - Jul 9, 2003

ANNIE PRYOR
Joshua--Graveside services for Annie Pryor, 88, of Joshua, were held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 11 at Oakland Cemetery in Weatherford, Texas.
Mrs. Pryor, a homemaker, passed away in Whitesboro, Texas Wednesday, July 9, 2003. She was born in Paris, Texas on May 21, 1915.
She is survived by sons, P. W. Pryor of Gordonville, Texas, Albert Pryor of Berryville, Arkansas and Lee Pryor of California; daughters, Mary Oakley of Joshua, Betty Botton of Minot, North Dakota and Pat Terry of Mineral Wells; one sister, Marie Blythe of Corsicana; twelve grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home of Cleburne handled the arrangements.


John Ellison Moore
Mar 14, 1907 - Aug 23, 2003

John Ellison Moore, 96, of Denton died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, in Denton.

He was born March 14, 1907, in Navarro County to Robert Ellison and Pearl Mabel (Horn) Moore.

In 1954, he married Ethel Louise Hoskins in Wichita Falls. The couple moved to Denton in 1996.

He served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant, T4, in World War II from late 1942 to late 1945. He worked in the oil field industry.

A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the chapel of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home in Wichita Falls. The Rev. Stephen Dale Hoskins will officiate. Interment and military honors will follow at Crestview Memorial Park in Wichita Falls.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife of Denton; three sisters, Clara Turpin, Nan Sims and Boots Watson, all of Wichita Falls; five sons, Stephen Dale Hoskins of Cincinnati, Rickie Ellison Moore of Denton, Randy Lee Moore of Decatur, Jimmy Edward Moore of Denton and Tony Bill Moore of Krum; two daughters, Brenda Joyce Walker of Denton and Deborah Louise Chase of Denton; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and five step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Doyle Moore, Bob Moore, Bill Moore, Ray Moore and Jack Moore, and a sister, Mary Emma Lee

Notes:

  • Denton Record-Chronicle - Aug 25, 2003

Velma Roman
Mar 1, 1906 - Aug 23, 2003

Velma Roman, 97, of Big Spring died on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel, with the Rev. Dudley Mullins, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

She was born on March 1, 1906, in Navarro County and married Fred Roman on Nov. 25, 1923, in Corsicana. He preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 1976.

Mrs. Roman came to Knott in 1929 from Corsicana. She and her late husband operated a grocery store in Knott and later they also farmed.

She was a member of East Fourth Street Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Bobby W. Roman of Midland and Jerry Roman of Knott; one daughter, M. Joyce Walker of Big Spring; two sisters, Faye Strickland of Tyler and Lila Henderson of Abilene; one brother, Doyle Reid of Abilene; four grandsons, Alan W. Roman and Jimmy F. Walker, both of Midland, Dennis W. Walker of Fort Stockton and Dale L. Walker of Big Spring; three granddaughters, Sharon D. Marcum of Midland, Leah Hughes of Big Spring and Rene Beall of Knott; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and seven brothers and sisters.

The family suggests memorials to: East Fourth Street Baptist Church, 401 E. 4th St., Big Spring 79720 or to Odyssey Hospice, 1003 E. FM 700, Big Spring 79720.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com

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Lena (Rose) Harvin
Sep 7, 1913 - Sep 8, 2003

Lena Rose Harvin, 90, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jake Humphries, Judson Humphries, John Lewis, Stephen Lewis, Jimmy Parks and Chris Ziebold.

Miss Harvin was born Sept. 7, 1913, in Corsicana. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, Cedar Creek Art Association, Willing Workers of First Methodist Church, and Quilting Guild.

Survivors include her sister, Mary Frances Humphries of Corsicana; nephew and wife, Jim Sam and Cindy Humphries of Corsicana; niece and husband, Susan and Roy Lewis of Allen; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mattie Leona (Randolph) Bray
Jan 25, 1927 - Sep 8, 2003

Mattie Leona Bray, 76, of Frost passed away Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Frost Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Dowdy officiating. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Clint Culverhouse, Jason Culverhouse, Carl Wilson, Andy Anderson, Culley Wilson, David Burton and Kevin Burton.

Mrs. Bray was born Jan. 25, 1927, in Frisco to Bill Randolph and Rosie Pittman Radolph. She married David Bray on June 20, 1969. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Frost Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, David Bray of Frost; sons, Alton Lee Culverhouse of Anchorage, Alaska, and Ted Wayne Culverhouse of Frost; stepson, Gary David Bray of Forney; stepdaughters, Jim Ann Anderson of Garland, Linda Kay Bray of Fort Bragg, Calif., and Betty Renee Frazier of Frost; 20 grandchildren; 16 great-children; brothers, William S. Rudolph of Gun Barrel City, Rudy Rudolph of DeSoto, Weldon Rudolph of Justin, Leon Rudolph of Flower Mound; sisters, Dora Stice of Rockwall, Vergie Pardue of Grand Prairie, Joyce Scarbrough and Sarah McCarthy, all of DeSoto; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove

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Joyce Burk
d. Jul 1, 2003

Joyce Burk, 85, a retired retail sales clerk, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, in Corsicana.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Thursday in Gardens of Memory, Comanche County.

Memorials: May be made to the Comanche County Museum.

Joyce Burk was born in Sipe Springs, Comanche County.


Sam C. McDonald
Jan 21, 1927 - Sep 6, 2003

Sam C. McDonald, 76, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at VA Hospital in Dallas. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Dairy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Sept 10, 2003
  • SSDI:
    SAM C MCDONALD 21 Jan 1927 06 Sep 2003 (V) 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) Texas

Dora B. Weeks
Jan 18, 1941 - Sep 5, 2003

Dora Weeks

Dora Weeks, 62, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services were held at 11 a.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel with Minister David E. Wilson officiating. Interment followed at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Sept 10, 2003
  • SSDI:
    DORA B WEEKS 18 Jan 1941 05 Sep 2003 (V) 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) Oklahoma

James Louis Gooden Sr.
Nov 9, 1924 - Sep 5, 2003

Wake services for James Louis Gooden Sr., 78, of Corsicana will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Harmony Baptist Church. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Kelly Temple Church of God in Christ. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Sept 10, 2003
  • SSDI:
    JAMES L GOODEN 09 Nov 1924 05 Sep 2003 (V) 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) Texas

Earnest Ray McCurdy  (possible )
Jan 19, 1926 - Sep 9, 2003

Earnest Ray McCurdy, 77, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at Heritage Oaks West.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Curtis Gilbert officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Billy Dickerson, Jim Dickerson, Richard Dickerson, Archie Dickerson, Jackie Dickerson and Don Estes.

Mr. McCurdy was born Jan. 19, 1926, in Palouse, Wash., to Dee McCurdy and Tracy Hewlitt McCurdy. He served in World War II. He was a truck driver.

Survivors include his wife, Tommie McCurdy of Corsicana; son, Robby McCurdy of Spring; daughters, Virginia Ivie or Rockwall, and Kathy McCurdy and Sherry McCurdy, both of Austin; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Annie (Bailey) Tinkle
Apr 7, 1925 - Sep 9, 2003

Annie Bailey Tinkle, 78, of Carrollton passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, in Plano.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery.

Mrs. Tinkle was born April 7, 1925, in Angus. She was a former resident of Grand Prairie for 45 years and was a member of the Methodist church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan Randall Tinkle.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Janie and David Miller of Carrollton and Tina and Max Pietsch of Green Bay, Wis.; son, James Randy Tinkle of Grand Prairie; grandsons, Ryan Miller of Denton and Brian Pietsch and Scott Pietsch, both of Green Bay, Wis.; granddaughters, Lori Miller of Carrollton and Loren Pietsch of Green Bay, Wis.; sisters, Eunice Russell and Betty Martin, both of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Carrollton Metrocrest Social Services, 1111 W. Belt Line Road, Carrollton, TX 75006, (972) 446-2100.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Gertrude Pursley
Aug 25, 1879 - Oct 27, 1956

Kent County Ranchwoman Dies at 77

JAYTON.  Oct 27 (RNS) - Mrs Gertrude Pursley, 77, prominent pioneer Kent County ranchwoman, died here Saturday following a long illness.

She was born Aug 25, 1879, in Navarro County, Texas, and came to Kent County shortly after the county was organized in 1894.  In 1895 she married married Berry Pursley.  Their marriage was one of the first recorded in the county's official records.  Mr. and Mrs. Pursley owned and operated extensive ranching interests in northeastern Kent and southern Dickens Counties for many years.  Pursley died June 10, 1916.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the First Methodist Church in Jayton with the pastor, the Rev. Carl Hudson, officiating.  Burial will be in the Jayton Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John H.  Montgomery, Dallas Kenady, Bill Jones, Eldon Wade, Rex Alexander and Earl Hall.

Survivors include a daughter Miss Thelma Pursley and a son Granville Pursley, with whom she made her home in Jayton; one sister, Mrs. M. E. Bond, also of Jayton.

Notes:

  • Jayton Cemetery, Jayton, Kent Co., TX

Elizabeth Tankersley

MRS. ELIZABETH TANKERSLEY

Mrs. Elizabeth Tankersley was born in Sebastian County Arkansas in 1850.  She was 77 years old.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Trammel.  They moved to Nevarro (sic) County Texas in 1851.  She was married to James Tankersley in 1868 at Springfield Texas.  To this union were born five children; Three boys and two girls.  She is survived by two girls and one son, Eight grandchildren, Six great grandchildren, two brothers and the sister.

She was convverted in 1881 at the Rushing school house and joined the Methodist Church.  She was a strict adherent to the ten commandments and was a faithful, kind and loving mother to her children.  She was one of the pioneer women who endured the hardships of pioneer life without faltering.  She has may friends whom she loved and who will miss her sorely.  We saw not the life of the Curtain. ..... copy unreadable beyond this point.


Pauline (Tucker) Roman
May 1, 1920 - Sep 10, 2003

Pauline Tucker Roman, 83, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr., Brother Bill Honea and Dr. Carey Ford officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Robinson, Kenneth Womack, Gary Roman, Joe Read, Pete Youngblood and Jim Nokes.

Mrs. Roman was born May 1, 1920, in Corbet. She was a member of First Baptist Church, the Lydia class and Kinsloe House. She was an active leader in the PTO and 4-H Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Newton Roman; and parents, Sam and Rebecca Tucker.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Kit Boyd of Corsicana; sons, John Roman and Rob Roman and wife Celia, all of Corsicana, and Mark Roman and wife Terry of Cross Roads; granddaughters, Ellen (Roman) Sodd and husband Jason and Elizabeth Roman, all of Corsicana, and Katie Roman of Dallas; and grandsons, Sam Roman of Dallas and Roman Boyd and Robbie Boyd, both of Corsicana.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or charity of choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Rotilda 'Tillie' (Castles) Threet-Matthews
Apr 11, 1911 - Sep 10, 2003

Rotilda "Tillie" Castles Matthews, 92, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, in Houston. She was born April 11, 1911, in Corsicana to Walter Hunter Castles and Annie Dunham Castles, the sixth of eight children. She moved to Houston in 1936, where she met and married Lloyd Nelson Matthews on May 29, 1939. They were married until his death in 1981.

Tillie was actively involved in community and church affairs. In the 1950s, she was a member of the Houston Bar Assn. Auxiliary, the Houston Cosmopals & Cosmopolitans, and the Braes Heights Garden Club, as well as a volunteer at the Alley Theater. In addition, she began working on the Dunham family history, which led to work on the Matthews and related family histories. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church for 40 years, followed by memberships at Ashford UMC, and Memorial Drive UMC. The Revs. Jim McPhail and Thomas Hill and staff were unfailing in their support through prayers and visits.

During her daughter Judy's school years, Tillie was chairman of the Hospitality Committees at Mark Twain Elementary, Pershing Junior High School, and Bellaire Senior High School. She was also active in the ZTA Mothers Club at the University of Houston. During the 1970s, Tillie and Lloyd began spending their time at the Owen family land near Kerens. She and her family loved the outdoors and spent many enjoyable hours there hunting and working on the land.

Tillie is survived by her daughter Judith "Judy" Matthews Alyea and son-in-law James "Jim" I. Alyea. She had one grandchild, James "Jimmy" Lloyd Alyea, who was as much her son as her grandson. She is also survived by her sister Genevieve C. Dockery of Corsicana, as well as seven nieces and nephews and their families. Her beloved extended family included Ann Finkelstein of Houston, Hub Finkelstein (deceased), and David and Susan Finkelstein.

The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Memorial-Hermann Memorial City Hospital and its LTAC Unit for their excellent care and many kindnesses. Dr. George Mammen, Dr. Adam Kawley, Dr. Alfredo Viteri, Dr. Pallavolu Reddy, and Dr. Akram Shakhashiro were special blessings. The family also wishes to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to loving caregivers Helen Mathis, Annie Broussard, Wanda Ann White, and Patricia Coleman. Their devotion, compassion, loving touch, and constant vigil were a source of strength to Tillie and her family.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Matthews family plot in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana. Brother Bill Honea will officiate.

Memorials may be made to Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, 12955 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079, or to the charity of choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Viola Russell
1914 - Jan 2, 2003

Viola Russell, 89, of Barry passed away Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Scott Funeral Chapel with the Rev. J. L. Bailey officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

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Reba Lorene (Seale) McReynolds
Dec 7, 1918 - Sep 1, 2003

Reba Lorene Seale McReynolds, 84, of Orange, Texas, died Monday, September 1, 2003.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, September 5, 2003, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Mr. Tommy Gore, minister of the Fellowship Church of Christ in Orange. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 6 until 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

A native of Dawson, Texas, Mrs. McReynolds had lived in Orange since 1943. She was a homemaker, a Sunday school teacher and a member of Fellowship Church of Christ. She had also worked at the Orange Post Office during World War II.

Preceded in death by her husband, Hubert T. "Pete" McReynolds, she is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Frances and Wayne McCamey of Orange, Joanne and Mike Hill of Bridge City; grandchildren, Luke McCamey, Andy Hill, Katy Hill, Tyler and Tara McCamey and Justin and Jill Hill; and great-grandson, Aubrey McCamey.

Serving as pallbearers will be Wayne McCamey, Mike Hill, Tyler McCamey, Luke McCamey, Justin Hill and Andy Hill.


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