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Benjamin Franklin Borden
July 16, 1914 - Feb 6, 1986

Ben Borden

Ben Borden, 71, of Corsicana, died Thursday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Dr. David Hale officiating.  Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a retired exterminator and a lifelong Corsicana resident.

Survivors include a son, Robert Borden of Waxahachie; four grandsons; a great-grandchild; two sisters, Minnie Headsepth and Alva Poe of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Notes:

  • TXDI: Borden Benjamin Franklin 02-06-1986 NAVARRO Male
  • SSDI: BEN BORDEN 16 Jul 1914 Feb 1986 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) 462-18-0172 Texas

Nancy Kay (Dopson) Wagner
Aug 26, 1945 - Jul 29, 2002

WAGNER
NANCY KAY, 56, of Streetman, TX, died July 29, 2002.  She was born August 26, 1945 in Bonham, TX to Archie Lee Dopson and Beatrice Eunice Compton Dopson.  She graduated from Bonham High School in 1963.  She married John R. (JR) Wagner on February 21, 1981 in Garland, Texas.  She retired in 2000 from Raytheon, Greenville, TX with 22 years service.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Streetman, TX.  She is survived by her husband, J. R. Wagner of Streetman; a Sister & Brother-in-law; Sandy & Derrell Holloway, Greenville; Stepsister & Brother-in-law; Reba Ann & Hilton Quine, Mesquite.  Services are scheduled for 2:00 PM.  Thursday, August 1, 2002 at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Greenville with interment in Memoryland Memorial Park.  Pallbearers will be James Williams, Jerry Kirchman, David Roberts, Harold Milsap, Gary Wallen, and Mike Kapple.  Visitation is from 6-8 PM Wednesday, July 31 at the funeral home.  Coker-Matthews Funeral Home, Greenville, TX.

Notes:

  • Dallas Morning News

Milton Thomas Julson
Jul 14, 1923 - Oct 12, 2003

Milton Thomas Julson, 80, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003, in Arlington.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Arlington, 301 S. Center St. Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Thursday at Frost Cemetery in Frost. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Moore Funeral Home, 1219 N. Davis Drive, Arlington.

Milton Thomas Julson was born July 14, 1923, in Austin, Minn. He lived in Northwood, Iowa, until his high school graduation, when he started working for his uncle in Gordonsville, Minn. He was hired by the U.S. Treasury Department in Washington, D.C. in 1942 and continued employment with that department until his retirement in the Philippines in 1978 as director of disbursement for Southeast Asia. He had lived in Arlington since that time.

He served with the Treasury Department in Washington, D.C.; Birmingham, Ala.; Juneau, Alaska; Manila, Philippines; Portland, Ore.; and Chicago.

Milton was a member of First Baptist Church of Arlington, Masonic Lodge of Arlington, Mosiah Shrine Temple of Fort Worth, Order of Eastern Star, Chapter No. 7, Juneau, Alaska, and the local chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

He served in World War II in the European Theater of Operations and was in many battles, including the Battle of the Bulge in Pattons' 3rd Army.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mary Kathleen Julson; and by many beloved nieces and nephews and friends and neighbors of long standing.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Arlington.

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Linda Ann (Palmer) Huddleston
Oct 12, 1951 - Oct 13, 2003

Linda Ann Huddleston

Linda Ann Huddleston, 52, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 13, 2003, in Corsicana.

Services will be 1 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Robert Webb and Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Memorial Park at Greenville Avenue and Restland Road in Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Larry Long, Larry Carter, Earl Brown, Ron Carter, Cecil Palmer and Charles Palmer.

Mrs. Huddleston was born Oct. 12, 1951, in Dallas. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church and worked as a nurse for many years.

She was preceded in death by her mothers, Helen and Nannie Ruth Palmer; and brothers, Richard Paul Palmer and Frank Palmer Jr.

Survivors include her daughters, Dana Nicholson of Blooming Grove and Jennifer Price and husband Rocky of Whiteville, N.C.; granddaughter, McKenzie Price of Whiteville, N.C.; parents, Frank and Sandra Palmer of Corsicana; brothers, Ron Carter of College Station, Dennis Palmer of McKinney, Don Palmer of Chilton and Larry Carter of Corsicana; sisters, Becky Long of Streetman and Carolyn Brown of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces and nephews, several aunts, uncles and cousins, and a host of friends.

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

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Odie Osburn (Townsend) Burrow
Aug 16, 1912 - Oct 14, 2003

Odie Burrow

Odie Burrow, 91, of Roane passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Harold Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery in Kerens.

Pallbearers will be great-grandsons: Brett Reagan, Billy Jack Crocker, Robby Crocker and Bobby Nors. Great-great-grandson, Tyler Reagan and nephew Gary Townsend. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Owen and Billy Wayne Graves.

Mrs. Burrow was born Aug. 16, 1912 in Oklahoma, to Joseph W. Townsend and Ethel Osburn Townsend. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Burrow; daughter, Jackquolyn Smith; and granddaughter, Debbie Crocker.

Mrs. Burrow is survived by a daughter, Billie Jean Smith of Roane; grandson, Bobby and Kay Reagan of Corsicana; great-grandchildren and spouses, Brett and Phyllis Reagan, Bobby and Jody Nors, Billy Jack and Amy Crocker and Robby and Mandy Crocker, all of Corsicana; six great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Autrey Huggins
Jan 5, 1920 - Oct 13, 2003

Autrey Huggins, 83, of Kerens passed away Monday, Oct. 13, 2003 at his residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Homes Chapel with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Billy Franklin, Jim Hodge, Gary Jennings, Johnny Wilcox, Homer Gene Wasson and Thomas Hill.

Mr. Huggins was born Jan. 5, 1920 in Kerens. He was a World War II veteran, serving with the 36th Division.

Mr. Huggins is survived by his wife, Margaret Huggins of Kerens; son and daughter-in-law, William and Pat Huggins of Kerens; grandson and wife, Monte and Kandy Huggins of Mexia; three great-grandchildren, Hannah, Hunter and Heaton Huggins, all of Mexia; brother, Clifford Huggins of Irving; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Cleo (Robason) Haveman
May 21, 1910 - Mar 7, 1987

Cleo R. Haveman

ALPINE - Former Corsicanan Cleo Robason Haveman, 76, of Alpine, died Saturday at Brewster Memorial Hospital.

Service is 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Miller officiating.  Burial will be at Elm Grove Cemetery.

Born in Corbet, she married Henry Haveman Aug 28, 1928 in Corsicana. A resident of Alpine for more than 20 years, Mrs. Haveman was a member of the Brewster Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Pilot Club.  She was a Methodist.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Wayne Haveman of Odessa; two daughters, Cynthia Moats of Desoto and Barbara McClung of Midland; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Horn of Fort Worth and June Evers of Illinois; and three brothers, Frank Robason of Fort Worth, Recil Robason of Mansfield and Fred Robason of Amarillo.

Notes:

  • TXDI: Haveman Cleo Robason 03-07-1987 BREWSTER Female
  • SSDI: CLEO HAVEMAN 21 May 1910 Mar 1987 79830 (Alpine, Brewster, TX) 79830 (Alpine, Brewster, TX) 461-60-6530 Texas

Thomas Aurington Farmer
Mar 12, 1895 - Nov 22, 1986

T. A. Farmer

T. A. Farmer, 91, of Corsicana, died Saturday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 3:30 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home with the Rev. Drs. Charles Rice and E. F. Bohmfalk officiating.  Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

A native of Navarro County and a Mason for 50 years, Farmer worked in the state comptroller's office in Austin for many years and was Navarro County tax assessor-collector from 1936 until 1940.  He was a member of and always served on the board of stewards of Woodmen of the World.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Aubrey Adams of Dallas, Cloie Farmer and Mrs. Winston Weaver, both of Corsicana; five grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Dale Johnson, Luke Adams, Michael Adams, Winston Weaver Jr., Nathan Weaver and J. B. Lancaster.

Notes:

  • SSDI: THOMAS FARMER 12 Mar 1895 Nov 1986 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) 455-60-7412 Texas
  • TXDI: Farmer Thomas Aurington 11-22-1986 NAVARRO Male

Joseph Bernard "Jerry" Wolens

J. B. "Jerry" Wolens, 53, of Dallas, died Sunday in New York City.

Services were today at Sheralth-Israel Synagogue in Dallas with Rabbi Jordan Ofsiyer officiating.  Graveside services also were today at Hebrew Cemetery in Corsicana.  Local arrangements were with Corley Funeral Home.

A native of Corsicana, he was an attorney.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie Kless Wolens of Dallas; two daughters, Kay Wolens Case of Summerville, Mass., Heidi Wolens of Dallas; two sons, Jonathan and Jeffery Wolens, both of Dallas; a brother, Jay Marvin Wolens of Dallas; and a sister, Mrs. Jerald Schuman of Tulsa, Okla.

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Ruth Ann (Huffman) Palmeri
Mar 9, 1941 - Mar 8, 1987

Ruth A. Palmeri

Ruth A. Palmeri, 45, of Corsicana, died Monday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Rosary will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home.  Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Flanagan officiating.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

She had lived most of her life in Corsicana.

Survivors include her husband, Rudy Palmeri of Corsicana; two sons, Donnie Palmeri and Joe Palmeri, both of Corsicana; a brother, Charles Huffman of Powell; two sisters, Mrs. John Kamp of Kerens and Glenda Coker of Dallas; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Chirafis, Donald Palmeri, Louis Kormos, R. T. Miller, Roy Kamp and Phill Kamp.

Notes:

  • SSDI: RUTH PALMERI 09 Mar 1941 Mar 1987 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) 460-90-7766 Texas
  • TXDI: Palmeri Ruth Ann 03-08-1987 NAVARRO Female

Jettie Hornbuckle
Mar 9, 1906 - Feb 21, 1987

KERENS - Jettie Hornbuckle, 81, of Kerens, died Saturday morning at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake service is 7 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Morturary.

Service is 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church in Goodlow with Rev. A. Henderson officiating.  Burial will be in Goodlow Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Cleo Hornbuckle of Kernes; two sons, Clyde Taylor of Houston and Joe C. Mitchell of Austin; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a brother, Taylor Hornbuckle of Trinidad.

Pallbearers are L. C. Garnerway, Willie Russell, James Martin, Vincent E. Faulk, Earl Sanders and James Mitchell.

Honorary pallbearers are Grant Robinson, Robert Deveraux, Roy Melton and Judge Utley.

Notes:

  • TXDI: Hornbuckle Jettie 02-21-1987 NAVARRO Male
  • SSDI: JETTIE HORNBUCKLE 09 Mar 1906 Feb 1987 75144 (Kerens, Navarro, TX) 75144 (Kerens, Navarro, TX) 455-24-6577 Texas

Marshal Larry Harris
abt 1948 - Sep 30, 1986

Marshal Larry Harris, 38, of Corsicana, died Tuesday at Navarro Regional Hospital.  Services are 4 p.m. today at Westminster Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. James A. Beverly and Rev. Eugene E. Wood officiating.  Burial is in Oakwood Cemetery.  Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

A Dallas native who lived most of his life in Corsicana, Harris was a dairyman, farmer and Vietnam War Veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Ellen Bauman Harris of Corsicana; four sons, Clayton Harris, Rex Harris, Rodney Moore, and Rob Moore, all of Corsicana; two daughters, Beth Harris and Robin Moore, both of Corsicana; mother, Zelma Harris of Corsicana; and two brothers, Garry Harris of Corsicana and Jerry Harris of Abilene.

Pallbearers are Dan Gordon, Jim Wood, Jimmy Nicholson, Bobby Armstrong, Mickey Hammond, Glen Hodge, Wayne Nelson, and Don Butler.

Notes:

  • TXDI: Harris Marshall Larry 09-30-1986 NAVARRO Male

Linda Sue (Hawkins) Berry
1942 - Feb 1981

Linda Berry

KERENS - Mrs. Linda Sue Berry, 39, of Trinidad, died Thursday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Service is Saturday 11 a.m., Paschal Funeral Home Chapel in Kerens. The Rev., Woodrow Ivey will officiate.  Burial follows at Oak Grove Cemetery.

She was born in Kerens.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Berry, of Trinidad; her mother, Mrs. Laura Hawkins, of Kerens; two sons, Billy Kevin Barnett, of Kerens, and Kyle Barnett of Trinidad; two daughters, Mrs. Dena LaBlanc, of Nederland, and Mrs. Deloyce Brisindine, of Beaumont; three brothers, Wayne Hawkins, of Athens, Roy Hawkins, of Athens, and Jimmy Hawkins, of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Gladys Collins, of Malakoff.

Pallbearers are Wayland Collins, Ronnie Hawkins, Harold Hawkins, Johnny Hawkins, Tommy Hawkins, and Kent Smith.

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KERENS - Mrs. Linda Sue Berry, 39, of Trinidad, died Thursday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Services is Saturday, 11 a.m. Paschal Funeral Home Chapel in Kerens. The Rev., Woodrow Ivey will officiate. Burial follows at Oak Grove Cemetery.
She was born in Kerens.
Survivors include her husband, Joe Berry, of Trinidad; her mother, Mrs. Laura Hawkins, of Kerens; two sons, Billy Kevin Barnette, of Kerens, and Kyle Barnette of Trinidad; two daughters, Mrs. Dena LaBlanc, of Nederland, and Mrs. Deloyce Brisindine, of Beaumont; three brothers, Wayne Hawkins, of Athens, Roy Hawkins, of Athens, and Jimmy Hawkins, of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Gladys Collins, of Malakoff.
Pallbearers are Wayland Collins, Ronnie Hawkins, Harold Hawkins, Johnny Hawkins, Tommy Hawkins, and Kent Smith.

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Marion Elizabeth "Becky" (Beasley) Howard
Jul 3, 1938 - Oct 13, 2003

Marion Becky Howard, 65, of Raleigh, N. C. passed away Monday, Oct. 13, 2003 in Raleigh.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

Mrs. Howard was born July 3, 1938 in Corsicana.

Mrs. Howard is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce (Trey) and Laura Howard of Houston and Ron and Giovanna Howard of Denver, CO; daughter and son-in-law, Allison and William Soefje of Gonzales; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bud and Betty Lou Beasley of Killeen, Ron and Ann Beasley of Alvin, and Dick and Jan Beasley of Corsicana; grandson, Clayton Howard of Houston; granddaughters, Mary Howard of Houston, Emilee Soefje, Lonnie Soefje and Kelley Soefje, all of Gonzales, and Brittany Howard and Kaitlyn Howard, both of Denver; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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John Maxwell Zug
Jul 14, 1912 - Mar 29, 1987

John Zug, 74, of Corsicana died Sunday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Dr. Charles Rice officiating.  Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.  He was a Sabetha, Kans., native, had lived in Corsicana for 8 years and was a member of the Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. John Zug of Corsicana; two daughters, Dixie Zug Paris of Houston and Jonnette Zug Ermiger of Corsicana; two grand-children; and a brother, Marlin Zug of Vidor.

Pallbearers will be Bill Hicks, Dale Johnson, Earl Scarborough, Dennis Vaughn, Rodney McLauchlin and Jim McNeel.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun
  • Texas Death Index: Zug John Maxwell 03-29-1987 NAVARRO Male
  • Social Security Death Index: JOHN ZUG 14 Jul 1912 Mar 1987 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 511-10-4108 Kansas

Lowell Ephriam Thorn
Nov 9, 1939 - Oct 12, 2003

Lowell E. Thorn, 63, of Angleton passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Stroud Funeral Home in Clute.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Temple Baptist Church in Clute. Interment will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana.

Mr. Thorn retired from Angleton ISD after 19 years as the tax assessor/business manager. He was a past member of Jaycees, Elks and Lions Club, past president of Brazoria County HOC Chapter, current national president of Guardians Motorcycle Club and current member of Texas Historical Shootist Society.

He was preceded in death by her parents, Glen C. and Dorlisca Thorn of Angleton.

Survivors include his wife, Letha Thorn of Angleton; daughter, Donna Thorn of Angleton; sons, Doyle E. Thorn of Bay City, David L. Thorn of San Antonio and Daniel C. Thorn and wife Julie of Clute; sisters, Evelyn Kitchens of Colorado, Carlis Antunna of Irving and Diane Sorrell of Dallas; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many other loving relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Stroud Funeral Home, Clute.

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Virgil Weaver Griffin
Aug 14, 1980 - Nov 14, 1980

Virgil Griffin

Virgil W. Griffin, 80, of Corsicana, died Friday in Navarro County Memorial Hospital.  Service was Saturday in Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dave Alexander officiating and the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. assisting.  Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery.

He had lived in Corsicana for 40 years and was a former employee of the City of Corsicana.  He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church and past master of Corsicana Masonic Lodge, Chapter 174 AF&AM.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Wilson Griffin, Corsicana, and Jerry Griffin, Forney; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lester Statham, Hubbard; one brother, Walter Griffin, Cameron, Mo; and several nieces and nephews.

Wilson Griffin is the general manager of The Daily Sun.

 Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun
  • Texas Death Index: Griffin Virgil Weaver 11-14-1980 NAVARRO Male
  • Social Security Death Index: VIRGIL GRIFFIN 14 Aug 1900 Nov 1980 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) 459-09-6184 Texas

William Cleburn Thompson
May 12, 1899 - Nov 15, 1980

W. C. Thompson

W. C. (Jack) Thompson, 81, of Streetman, died Saturday at Wortham Hospital.  Service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, of Streetman, with the Rev. O. E. Permenter officiating.  Burial will follow in Birdston Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Belle Thompson, Streetman; three sons, John C. Thompson, Boling, W. E. Thompson, Dan Diego, Calif., sand Billy Thompson, Houston; one daughter, Mary Francis Bryant, Seven Points; three sisters, Mrs. Linnye Owens, Fairfield, Mrs. Hope Akers, Hatch, N.M., Mrs. Verna Walker. Albuquerque, N.M.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun
  • TXDI: Thompson William Cleburn 11-15-1980 FREESTONE Male
  • SSDI: WILLIAM THOMPSON 12 May 1899 Nov 1980 75859 (Streetman, Freestone, TX) (none specified) 459-28-1962 Texas

Stephen Eric Pringle
Nov 28, 1975 - Oct 3, 1981

Eric Pringle

Eric Pringle, five, died Saturday in Abilene.

Survice is Monday, 10 a.m., First Baptist Church in Abilene.  A grave side service will be held at 5 p.m. at Kerens City Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Paschal Funeral Home.

Survivors include his parents, Terry and Brenda Pringle, of Abilene; one brother, Michael Pringle, of Abilene; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Weston Wallace, of Kerens, and the Rev. and Mrs. Jimmy Yarbrough of Mississippi; and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Rudd, of Kerens

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Andrew Orand Robinson
Aug 21, 1923 - Mar 7, 1986

A. O. Robinson

A. O. (Curley) Robinson, 64, of Pursley died Friday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral service is 2 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Rev. James Pope officiating.  Burial will be in St. Elmo Cemetery.  Masons will be in charge of graveside service.

He was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church and Winkler Masonic Lodge.

Survivors are his wife Mary Robinson of Pursley; two sons, John Robinson and Dick Robinson both of Retreat; two daughters, Mary Kemp of Pursley and Ann Stewart of Corsicana; nine grandchildren; one brother, Virgil Robinson of Garland and tree sisters, Francis Surgner of Hillsboro, Ruby Burger of Waco and Ora Jane Wright of Cedar Creek.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun
  • SSDI: ANDREW ROBINSON 21 Aug 1923 Mar 1986 76679 (Purdon, Navarro, TX) 76679 (Purdon, Navarro, TX) 467-24-2103 Texas
  • TXDI: Robinson Andrew Orand 03-07-1986 NAVARRO Male

Clyde Ferguson Mills
Dec 20, 1914 - Mar 7, 1986

C. F. (Clyde) Mills, 71, of Center, formerly of Corsicana, died Friday.

Services are pending at the Mangum Funeral Home in Center.

He was a retired employee of Mobil Oil Co.  He was a member of the Short Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Mills of Center; two daughters, Vickie Steele and Phyllis Doyle, both of Corsicana; and three grandchildren, Leah Doyle and Brad and Brent Steele, all of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun
  • TXDI: Mills Clyde Ferguson 03-07-1986 Male (no county listed)
  • Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Shelby Co., TX

Dick Rogers

Dick Rogers, 78, of San Antonio and former resident of Corsicana, died Friday in San Antonio.

Service is 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home with John P. Shero Jr. officiating.  Burial will be in Ward Cemetery near Pursley.

He was a member of the Church of Christ and was a 32nd degree Mason of the Atlanta, Texas, Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Payne Rogers of San Antonio; a son, Bob Rogers of San Antonio; a daughter, Patricia Rogers of El Campo; two grandchildren, Robin Rogers of San Antonio and Jason Rogers of Providence, R.I.; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Norval Payne, Jim Payne, John Payne, John Anderson, Pat Anderson and Mark Deeds.


Ruby Lena (UNKNOWN) Putman 
Mar 16, 1930 - Mar 30, 1987

Mrs. Lena Putman

Mrs. Lena Putman, 73, of Corsicana, died today at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Corley Funeral Home with the Rev. George Merriman officiating.  Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

A native of Kaufman County, Mrs. Putman had lived in Corsicana for 29 years.  She was a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband, Artie Putman of Corsicana; a daughter, Betty Coffey of Chatfield; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Truman Adams, Lee Hodge, Roy Ward, Bill Morris, Chester Putman and Glendon Putman.

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Billie Marie (Headspeth) Stark 
Sep 3, 1920 - Mar 18, 1980

Mrs. Billie Stark

Mrs. Billie Stark of Navarro County died today.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. B. W. Johnson officiating.  Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Her husband, Herman Stark, died in 1980.

Survivors include a daughter, Sheila Tollison of Fort Worth; a son-in-law, Charles Tollison of Fort Worth; a brother, Maston Hart of Navarro; a sister, Mrs. Mike Campbell of Tyler; and a granddaughter, Christy Tollison of Fort Worth.

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Mary Etta (Ellis) Dyer
Feb 24, 1901 - Apr 4, 1985

Mary Etta Dyer

Mary Etta Dyer, 84, of Shady Grove, died Thursday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Service is 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Shady Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. James Pope officiating.  Burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery under direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Survivors include her husband, Eugene Dyer, of Shady Grove; five sons, Ira Lee Dyer of Farmers Branch, Thomas Dyer and W. A. Dyer, both of Shady Grove, Buford Dyer of Corsicana and Bennie Dyer of Underwood, Ind.; five daughters, Mrs. Evaleria Pate of Garland, Mrs. Erma Matthews of Mesquite, Mrs. Emma Brewer of Richardson, Mrs. Henrietta Ellis of Midlothian and Mrs. Joyce Humbert of Corsicana; 34 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother Rufus Ellis of Odessa; and three sisters, Ida Ellis of Mexia, Dora Mulky of Denton and Leona Scoggins of Athens.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun
  • SSDI: MARY DYER 24 Feb 1901 Apr 1985 76679 (Purdon, Navarro, TX) 452-62-9423 Texas
  • TXDI: Dyer Mary Etta 04-04-1985 NAVARRO Female

Henry Ellis Crumbley
May 11, 1905 - Aug 8, 1983

H. E. ( Bugs) Crumbley

H. E. (Bugs) Crumbley, 78, of Corsicana, died Monday morning at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.  Service is at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Calvin Francis officiating.

Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Crumbley of Corsicana; one sister, Dora Roberson of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sunn
  • TXDI: Crumbley Henry Ellis 08-08-1983 DALLAS Male
  • SSDI: HENRY CRUMBLEY 11 May 1905 Aug 1983 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) 459-14-5239 Texas
  • Husband of Frances Viola (Pillans) Crumbley

Willie Jefferson Watson
Apr 24, 1915 - Aug 8, 1983

Willie J. Watson

Willie J. Watson, 68, of Corsicana died Monday morning at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Service is 4 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Watson of Corsicana; two daughters, Betty Miller of Frost, and Brenda Birkland of Houston; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Watson of Powell; and two sisters, Mary Ewing of Corsicana, and Essie Strain of Concord, Ark.

Notes:

  • SSDI: WILLIE WATSON 24 Apr 1915 Aug 1983 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) 453-10-1653 Texas
  • TXDI: Watson Willie Jefferson 08-08-1983 NAVARRO M

Edna Earle (Griffith) Perry
Jun 12, 1920 - Oct 17, 2003

Edna E. Perry, 83, of Rice passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2003 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will be at Rice Cemetery. Ms. Perry was born June 12, 1920 in Chatfield

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Lela (Vandergriff) Martin
Oct 7, 1898 - Jul 24, 1983

Mrs. Lela Martin

Mrs Lela Martin, 84, of Route 3, Corsicana, died Sunday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Service was 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale Reed officiating.  Burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

A native of Tennessee, she moved to Corsicana with her family when she was 3 years old.  She was married to Travis Bud Martin in 1916.  She was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church at Retreat.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Edna Skinner and Mrs. Sibyl Anderson both of Corsicana; two sons, Charles W. Martin and Robert D. Martin both of Corsicana; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Allen Skinner, Larry Skinner, Chris Skinner, Wes Skinner, Lloyd Garrett and Ronnie Richardson.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun
  • TXDI: Martin Lela 07-24-1983 NAVARRO Female
  • SSDI: SSDI: LELA MARTIN 07 Oct 1898 Jul 1983 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) 465-52-0995 Texas

Johnny Barlow
Oct 15, 1920 - Jul 24, 1983

Johnny Barlow, 62, of Dickinson, died Sunday at Methodist Hospital in Houston.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery here.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Millicent Barlow of Dickinson; three daughters, Mrs. Sue Ellen Staton of New Caney, Nancy K. Barlow of Kickinson, and Mrs. Johnnie Irene Beasley of New Caney; five grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Arie Lindsay Barlow of Corsicana; two brothers, Jimmie Barlow and Bud Barlow, both of Corsicana; and a sister, Mrs. Georgia Mae Gafford of Corsicana.

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Guy Leonard Dobbs
Feb 22, 1896 - Jul 6, 1983

Guy Dobbs

KERENS - Guy Dobbs, 87, of Kerens, died Tuesday.  Service is 10 a.m. Saturday at Paschal Funeral Home with Royce Measurers officiating.  Burial will be at Kerens City Cemetery.

Pallbearers are C. E. Blissett, James Perry, Sam Upchurch, Lester Walker, Homer Jean Wasson and Hays Hoskins.

Honorary pallbearers are Jake Dobbs, Dara Maybry, Herman Hall, Herbert McCowan, C. B. Eaton, Willie Snowden, Jere Daniel, and T. E. Layfield.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun
  • SSDI: GUY DOBBS 22 Feb 1896 Jul 1983 75144 (Kerens, Navarro, TX) 465-22-3648 Texas
  • TXDI: Dobbs Guy L 07-06-1983 NAVARRO Male

Albert Travis Brunson 
Dec 15, 1928 - Jun 30, 1983

Travis Brunson

MIDLAND - Graveside service for Travis Brunson, 54, of Rte. 4 Midland was held at 10 a.m. July 2, at Fairview Cemetery in Midland.

The Rev. Jimmy Stovall, pastor of South Memorial Baptist Church officiated.

He joined the Army in 1946 and was stationed in the United States.  After discharge he began his work in a barber shop in Snyder.  He moved to Midland in 1952 and opened a barber shop.

Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Hash of Spring and Emmie Walker of Magnolia; three brothers, Orval Brunson of Dennison, Orlando Brunson of Colorado Spring, Colo., and Elvis Brunson of Willows, Calif.; six sisters, Naomi Pryor of Willows, Loretta Gobles of Olympia, Wash., Ollene Bundrant of Poteet, Bertha Strange of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Sue Pryor of Sacramento, Calif. and Opal Bonner of Streetman; and six grandchildren

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun
  • TXDI: Brunson Albert Travis 06-30-1983 LUBBOCK Male
  • SSDI: ALBERT T BRUNSON 15 Dec 1928 30 Jun 1983 79703 (Midland, Midland, TX) 460-34-5586 Texas

Robert Oscar Poe
Sep 15, 1897 - Jun 7, 1983

Oscar Poe

KERENS - Oscar Poe, 85, of Kerens, died Tuesday at his home.

Service will be Thursday, 2 p.m., Paschal Funeral Home.  The Rev. L. L. Conner will officiate with burial in Prairie Point Cemetery.

He was a retired farmer and had lived in Kerens and Bazette all his life.  He was a member of Baptist Church.

Survivors are a sister, Loisa Graves, of Kerens; three stepdaughters, Evelyn Ferguson, Dorothy Lindsey, Margaret Evans; and two stepsons, Ray Poole and Billy Poole.

Pallbearers are Russell Mattox, Richard McLain, L. B. Howell, Lloyd Poe, Wayne Poe and Odell Hammock.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun
  • TXDI: Poe Robert Oscar 06-07-1983 NAVARRO Male
  • SSDI: ROBERT POE 15 Sep 1897 Jun 1983 75144 (Kerens, Navarro, TX) 449-22-8631 Texas

William Harris Cowan
1844 - Sep 28, 1925

AGED CORSICANA MAN DIES AT HOME DAUGHTER FT. WORTH

W. H. Cowan will be brought to this city for burial Tuesday

W. H. Cowan, aged 83 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Emma Burgess at Fort Worth this morning at 10:10 o'clock.  The remains will be brought to Corsicana and will be interred in Oakwood cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  The funeral services will be held at the residence of his son, Kerr Cowan, 1532 West Fourth avenue and will be conducted by Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

The deceased was born in South Carolina and enlisted in the Confederate Army from Mississippi.  After the conclusion of the war, Mr. Cowan returned to Mississippi where he resided until he came to Corsicana in 1878.  Mr. Cowan always spoke of the fact that he was in Robert E. Lee's army and was in every campaign conducted by the Confederate leader.  He has been a member of Camp Winkler, United Confederate Veterans, for many years.

The deceased is survived by four sons, Kerr Cowan, Corsicana; Wade Cowan, Fort Worth; Hugh Cowan, Terrell; W. L. Cowan, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and three daughters, Mrs. Emma Burgess, Fort Worth; Mrs. F. R. Johnson, Chicago; and Mrs. E. J. Webster, Los Angeles, Calif.

The body will arrive in Corsicana Tuesday morning on the 11 o'clock southbound H. & T. C. R. R.

Active pallbearers will be: A. P. Young, Edgar Church, Walter Fendley, Wade Smith Jester, Pittman and Jim B. Robinson.  The members of Camp Winkler have been named honorary pallbearers.

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James Marion Galloway
Oct 22, 1884 - Oct 9, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR J. M. GALLOWAY

Funeral services for James M. Galloway, aged 56 years, of Kerens Route 1, who died Wednesday morning at the P. and S. Hospital; were held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the Corley Chapel.  Burial was in the Marshall Cemetery.  The rites were conducted by Rev. C. Duke Payne, pastor of the First Christian Church.

Galloway, an employee of the Topaz Oil Company, operating in the Bazette oil field, was severly burned in an oil field mishap, Sept. 25, about the arms and legs.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Robert Galloway, Houston, and Daniel Galloway, Corbet; two daughters, Mrs. Paul Rogers and Mrs. Bob Turner, both of Purdon, Three grandchildren, and foor (sic) sisters.

Pallbearers were W. J. Tramel, J. E. Burnett, J. E. Slone, W. N. Slone, L. B. Daniel and M. O. Bayless.

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Accident Victim Dies
October 10, 1940
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 10 - Funeral services for James M. Galloway, 56, of Kerens, who died in a local hospital Wednesday morning, were held here Thursday afternoon. He was admitted to the hospital Sept. 25, suffering burns about the arms and legs sustained in an oil field accident while working in the Bazette field for the Tapoz Oil Company. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Robert Galloway, Houston, and Daniel Galloway, Corbet; two daughters, Mrs. Paul Rogers and Mrs. Bob Turner, both of Purdon; three grandchildren and four sisters.

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JAMES M. GALLOWAY SUCCUMBS TO BURNS RECEIVED SEPT. 25

James M. Galloway, aged 56 years, Kerens, Route 1 died in the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday morning at 8:45 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley chapel Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Burial will be in the Marshall cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. Duke Payne, pastor of the First Christian church.

Galloway, an employee of the Topaz Oil Company, operating in the eastern section of the county, was admitted to the hospital Sept. 25, suffering severe burns about the arms and legs as a result of an accident in the field, it was reported.

Flames from a boiler “bucked,” inflicting injuries to his arms and legs, it was stated.

Prior to moving to Kerens, Route 1 some time ago, the family resided west of Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Kerens, Route 1; two sons, Robert Galloway, Houston, and Daniel Galloway, Corbet; two daughters, Mrs. Paul Rogers and Mrs. Bob Turner, both of Purdon; three grandchildren and four sisters.

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W. Silas Rice, Sr.
Jun 6, 1852 - Sep 10, 1943

SILAS RICE DIED AT HUBBARD; BURIED HAMILTON CEMETERY

Funeral services for Silas Rice, age 92 years who died at Hubbard Friday, were held Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Chapel of the Corley Funeral Home.  Rev. A. A. Peacock conducted the rites and interment was in Hamilton Cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, J. L., S. W. and Fred Rice, Hubbard, two daughters, Mrs. Daisy Jordan, Hubbard; Mrs. Jennie Mackey, Corsicana, and other Relatives.

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Bettie (Lovett) Allen
Jun 14, 1902 - Jun 16, 1974

Mrs. Allen

Funeral services for Mrs. Bettie Allen, 70, of 605 E. Ave. A, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church.  She died Sunday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. R. L. Jones, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Woodland Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Ross and Johnson Mortuary in Corsicana.

Survivors include two sons, A. J. Lovett of Fort Worth and Melvin Henderson Jr. of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Catherine Body, Mrs. Bernice Johnson, and Mozelle Williams all of Corsicana and Mrs. Ola Mae Davis of Houston; two brothers, Oliver Lovett of Denver, Colo. and Rev. M. B. Lovett of Hugh Okla.; 24 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • TXDI: Allen Bettie 06-16-1974 NAVARRO Female
  • SSDI: BETTIE ALLEN 14 Jun 1902 Jun 1974 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) 449-14-0340 Texas

Meryl Ann Collins
May 15, 1936 - May 15, 1936

Meryl Ann Collins, 67, of Malakoff passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, in Malakoff.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Frank Upchurch and the Rev. Irvin Anthony officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rick Smith, Glen Majors, Parker Majors, Thomas Frazier, Rusty Bryant and Mike Arnett. Honorary pallbearers will be Oakie Young, Terry King, Hector Valero, Bill Pendergrass and Damon Wallace.

Mrs. Collins was born May 15, 1936, in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Collins.

Survivors include her son, Rob Collins of Malakoff; daughter and fianc/, Sheila Miller and David Johnson of Malakoff; brothers and sisters-in-law, Neil and Thelma Donaho and Jerry and Margie Donaho, all of Corsicana; mother-in-law, Cassie Collins Ingham of Dallas; sister-in-law and husband, Nadine and Bill Armstrong of Dallas; grandsons, Josh Byers of Malakoff and Jason Collins and Robby D. Collins, both of Dallas; granddaughters, Lori Byers of Malakoff and Kim Russell of Dallas; great-granddaughter, Alexis Givens of Malakoff; numerous nieces and nephews and a great host of loving family and friends.

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Barney Lee Galaway
May 19, 1902 - Oct 19, 2003

Barney Lee Galaway, 101, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jim Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Mr. Galaway was born May 19, 1902 in Freestone County. He was a member of the Baptist church. He loved to play dominoes and bingo. He worked as a custodian with the Corsicana Independent School District for 15 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Galaway and grandson, Bradford Wayne Galaway.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law Eddie Lee and Lou Ann Galaway of Leonard and Nelson and Laverne Galaway of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law Ann Louise and Art Harkins of Mineola; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Roland Leon Spiller
Apr 2, 1916 - Oct 17, 2003

Roland Leon Spiller, 87, passed away Friday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Corley Funeral Home with interment at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana

Mr. Spiller was born in Bryan and attended high school in Taft. He joined the U.S. Army in 1935 and served in the Ninth Infantry at Fort Sam Houston. After leaving the service in 1937 he worked as a pressman and engraver for the Chase Bag Company in Dallas. He re-entered the Army in 1943 and served at Camp Fannin, near Tyler, until his deployment to Korea at the end of World War II. He remained in the Army after World War II and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 3 in 1963. He then worked as a Weapons Technician for U.S. Army Weapons Command until his final retirement in 1974.

He was preceded in death by a daughter from a previous marriage, Bonnie Spiller, and by four brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by wife Zueteau Patrick "Pat" Spiller; son and daughter-in-law Ronald and Kay Spiller of Edinboro, Penn.; daughter Patricia Ann Spiller of Corsicana; granddaughters Elizabeth Fleming of Houston and Sharon Spiller of Erie, Penn.; sister Ruth Zion of Independence, Miss.; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

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Kenneth Donald Burleson Jr.
Mar 29, 1961 - Oct 18, 2003

Kenneth Donald Burleson Jr., 41, of Hartford, Ark. passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003 at his home.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home in Hartford.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Faith Chapel in Hartford under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home. Interment will follow at 6 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Mr. Burleson was a member of Faith Chapel church in Hartford and worked in the construction industry.

Survivors include his wife, Debbie Burleson of Hartford; daughters Sharaunia Burleson of Poteau, Okla. and Lee Ann Burleson of Corsicana; son Buddy Lynn Burleson of Shady Point, Okla.; mother Jo Ann Burleson of Mansfield, Ark.; paternal grandparents Northera Toten and Boy Toten of Blooming Grove; and sisters Teresa Hofma of Royse City and Cassondra Jenkins of Hartford, Ark.

Local arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Kenneth Andrew Carver, Sr.
May 24, 1927 - Oct 21, 2003

Kenneth Carver, 76, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. and Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Mr. Carver was born May 24, 1927, in Wichita Falls.

Survivors include his wife, Pat Carver of Corsicana; sons, Greg Carver of Dallas; son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Barbara Carver of Austin; grandsons, Steve Carver of Austin and Brian Carver of Orlando, Fla.; nephews, Rick Carver and Randy Carver, both of Corsicana; and other nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ruby Lois (Mackey) Rimes
Dec 25, 1951 - Oct 20, 2003

Ruby Lois Mackey Rimes

Ruby Lois Mackey Rimes, 51, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater Renfro COGIC with Elder Wm. Lewis, pastor, officiating, and the Rev. Howard E. Lee as eulogist. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Dick Randall, Dennis Albert, Kevin McDade, Cody Kitchen and Frank Oscar. Honorary pallbearers Britt Williams, Jonathan Mosley and Lee James Keeton Sr.

Mrs. Rimes was born Dec. 25, 1951, in Corsicana. She was a member of Lee's Tabernacle Church, where she served faithfully as president of pastor's aide and treasurer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Lee Rimes Sr.; mother, Ruby E. Mackey; brother, Lenard Mackey; and sister, Joan Jefferson.

Survivors include her sons, Jessie Rimes Jr. (Brenda) of Corsicana and Anthony Rimes of Arlington; daughters, Renee Richardson (Darron) of Lancaster and Lois McDade (John) of Corsicana; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; father, Joe Mackey of Corsicana; brothers, Robert Mackey (Linda) of Canton, Danny Mackey (Barbara) of Hobbs, N.M., Jessie Mackey (Kisha) of Dallas and Rickey Mackey (Ann) of DeSoto; sisters, Carolyn Jones of Lancaster and Diane Keeton (Lee James Keeton Jr.) of Irving; special friend, Jimmy Williams; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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James W. Key
May 17, 1922 - Oct 22, 2003

James W. Key, 81, of Hubbard passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003 at a Cleburne nursing facility.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Wade Funeral Chapel with Scotty Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Brushie Prairie Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Key, Lance Key, Joe Eddings, Tommy Rejcek, James Rejcek and Rode Henley.

Mr. Key was born May 17, 1922 in the Frost area and raised there, but was a longtime resident of the Hubbard and Coolidge areas. He had worked as a supervisor and foreman on the Alaskan pipeline and also worked for J-P-M hauling grains as well as owning and operating a full-service gas station in Coolidge at one time. He was also a World War II veteran, having served in the Army.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Judyth Key on April 1, 2003; brothers W.A. (Bill) Key, Rudy Key and Woodrow Key; and sister Mattie B. Hawkins.

Survivors include daughters Stephanie Kelley of Joshua and Kim and Joe Eddings of Wortham; sons Jimmy and Shellee Key of Joshua and Lance Key of Fort Worth; sisters Sally Skains of Waco, Annie Laura Crosby of Silsbee and Lillie Jean Rejcek of Burleson; grandchildren Whitney and Jay Buck of Mexia, Conner Kelley of Joshua, JoBeth Eddings of Wortham and Kaitlin Martindale of Joshua; great-grandchildren Taylor Elizabeth Buck of Mexia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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JAMES KEY

Mr. James W. Key, 81, of Hubbard died Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at a Cleburne nursing facility. He was born May 17, 1922 in Frost, where he was raised. He was a long time resident of the Hubbard and Coolidge areas. He had worked as a supervisor and foreman on the Alaskan Pipeline and also worked for J-P-M hauling grain as well as owning and operating a full-service gas station in Coolidge at one time. He was also a veteran of
World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judyth Key, April 1, 2003; three brothers, W.A. (Bill) Key, Rudy Key and Woodrow Key; and one sister, Mattie B. Hawkins. Survivors include: two daughters, Stephanie Kelley of Joshua and Kim Eddings and husband, Joe, of Wortham; two sons, Jimmy Key and wife, Shellee, of Joshua and Lance Key of Fort Worth; three sisters, Sally Skains of Waco, Annie Laura Crosby of Silsbee and Lillie Jean Rejcek of Burleson; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, October 24, at Wade Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard with Scotty Anderson officiating. Burial followed at Brushie Prairie Cemetery in Navarro County. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

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  • The Reporter

Johnny T. Garza
Mar 11, 1965 - Oct 8, 2003

Garza
Johnny T. Garza, 38, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at the Ennis Regional Medical Center in Ennis.

Mr. Garza was born on March 11, 1965, in Juarez, Mexico, to Guadalupe and Eva Luna Garza. He was reared in Waxahachie and Alvin where he attended school. He was employed by Diversified Ceramics in Alvin. He moved to George West, where he was in construction for seven years.

He married Elizabeth Zapata. In September 2002, they moved to Ennis. At the time of his death, he was the assistant manager of Subway. He was a member of the Faith Assembly Church.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Zapata of Ennis; three daughters, Claudia, Clarissa and Clara Garza of Ennis; his father, Guadalupe Garza of Moorehead, Minn.; his mother, Eva Garza of Ennis; four brothers, Efrain Garza and Nathan Garza of Ennis, Jose Garza of Rockett and Lupe Garza of Beaumont; four sisters, Betty Widener of Florissant, Colo., Mary Martinez of Waxahachie, Naomi Garza and Cassandra Garza, both of Ennis; a grandmother, Nettie Luna of Phoenix, Ariz.; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday in the Keever Chapel in Ennis, with the Rev. Kenneth Hill officiating. Interment was in the Chatfield Cemetery in Chatfield under the direction of J. E. Keever Mortuary.

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  • The Progress Oct 23, 2003

Kailey Michelle Matthews
Apr 14, 2003 - Oct 21, 2002

Kailey Michelle Matthews, 6 months, of Waco, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2002.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 25, at Wilkinson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel, 1124 Washington Ave. with Chris Blacksmith officiating. Burial will follow at New Pursley Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 24.

Kailey was born April 14, 2003, to Allen and Casey Matthews.

"Our angel has gone to heaven."

She was preceded in death by sister Katy Leigh Matthews.

Survivors include her parents, grandparents, Dennis and Donna Shifflett and David and Vickie Matthews and many other relatives and friends.

The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our "Memorial Guestbook" at www.wilkinsonhatchbailey.com.

Arrangements by Wilkinson-Hatch-Bailey.

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Josie Weaver
Mar 9, 1915 - Oct 22, 2003

Mrs. Josie Weaver, 88, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003, at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born March 9, 1915, in Richland. Mrs. Weaver was a retired cattle rancher in Navarro County, raising Hereford cattle for 60 years.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Richland Cemetery with the Rev. Chris Blacksmith officiating.

She is survived by her stepchildren, Windol Weaver, Kay Fleming and Peggy Thornberg; nephew, Ted Weaver II of Wortham; and sister-in-law, Shirley Weaver of Wortham.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clem Weaver; and her brother, Ted Weaver.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Patricia Ann (Patterson) Gregory
Dec 22, 1929 - Oct 2003

Born in Houston, Texas, on Dec. 22, 1929 to MW (Daddy Pat) and Blanche (Mimi) Patterson. She graduated from Highland Park High School and attended North Texas State University. She married Jim Gregory on Aug. 28, 1948. Her parents preceded her in death. Her heavenly homegoing was on Oct. 23, 2003, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving husband and daughters.

Loving wife of 55 years to Jim Gregory of Corsicana, devoted mother of her three daughters Jeannie McCrea of Round Rock, Jan Nelson of Rowlett and Betty Benjamin of McKinney and sons-in-law Bill McCrea and Page Nelson. Grandmomma to her cherished grandchildren, Franklin Benjamin and wife Laura of Anna, Bonnie Williamson and husband Troy of Plano, Daniel Benjamin, Melissa and Patrick McCrea, Greg and Tommy Nelson. Best friend and sister to Barbara Berry of Dallas.

Pat was an Executive Director in Shaklee because of her join in sharing health and nutrition with others. Her loving attitude and willingness to place the needs of others before her own led her to become involved in many groups such as Christian Women's Club, Navarro County Food Pantry, Corsicana ISD mentoring program and Believers Bible Church Awana Youth Program.

She courageously battled a rare genetic disease, Familial Amyloid, T-60 Appalachian variant, for several years. In order to help find a cure, she graciously donated her body to Baylor University Medical Center.

A Celebration of Life service will be today at 4 p.m. at Believers Bible Church in Corsicana, and a Memorial service will be at Restland-Memorial Park Abbey Chapel in Dallas on Monday at 1 p.m.

The family asks that donations be made to "Pat's Playground" c/o Believers Bible Church, 2400 N. Bowie Drive, Corsicana, Texas, 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Vera (Budai) Murphy
Sep 4, 1919 - Oct 25, 2003

Vera Budai Murphy, age 84, was born Sept. 4, 1919, and, thanks to hospice care, was allowed the privilege of passing away at her home with her loving family by her side on October 25, 2003.

A twin and third oldest of nine children, Vera was born in Caddo, Okla., to Hungarian immigrants, Dan and Annie Budai. The Budai family were share croppers, and farmed in Texas and Okla. They eventually purchased their own farm in Richland, Texas, and this was where Vera spent her youth.

She married Bill Murphy in 1943, and they remained united for 57 years, until Bill's death in 2001.

She will have visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home and her funeral service will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Fr. Robert Williams and Bro. Bill Honea officiating.

In 1981, Vera retired from Haggar Slack after 27 years of employment as a seamstress.

Vera was a loving wife and mother. She devoted her life to her family. Her 84 years of living and loving life to the fullest were an inspiration to all that knew her. Vera will be remembered for her good cooking, sharp mind and loving personality. She enjoyed a full life until the very end and was blessed with many friends and family who loved her.

She leaves treasured memories with a son and daughter, Gowan Murphy and Billy Van Murphy Weatherby and two grandchildren Courtney Murphy and Wade Weatherby. In addition to being survived by her twin sister, Lucille Brown, she is survived by four other sisters, Justine Cox, Ruth Boone, Ethel Rash and husband Charlie, Christine Lane and husband Edward. Also, sisters-in-law Geneva Berry, Christine Murphy and Norma Budai, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Special thanks and love to Ruby Walker, Vera's home health caretaker, Dr. Dale Campbell and Hopsice of Cedar Lake.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Elizabeth (Wheat) Larkin
Jan 5, 1901 - Oct 24, 2003

Mrs. Elizabeth Wheat Larkin died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas F. Larkin Jr., and her son, John Larkin.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Elizabeth Larkin of Corsicana, a niece Susan DuBose and her husband John, two nephews Jim Wheat and wife Nancy and John Wheat and wife Pat, all of Talihina, Okla., a niece Mary Haggerty and husband pat and a nephew Hugh Pendery and wife Jeanie both of Dallas, a faithful companion Midred Jackson of Corsicana and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Larkin lived in Dallas for a number of years after having moved numerous times with her husband who worked road construction. While in Dallas, Mrs. Larkin worked vigorously in various organizations for the Catholic Church, including 20 years as Director of the International Children's Day in honor of Our Lady of Fatima. She was also County Chairman of the Polio March of Dimes, and a member of the Red Cross and Parkland Hospital Auxiliaries.

Upon Mr. Larkin's retirement, the family moved to Corsicana in 1967 to be closer to their ranch near Richland. In Corsicana, Mrs. Larkin was an active member of Immaculate Conception parish, and a member of Our Lady's Altar Society, Knights of Columbus Auxiliary and Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulchre.

A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Monday, with burial at 2 p.m. in Calvary Hill Cemetery in Dallas.

Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Hayes, Derek Davis, Dr. Joseph F. McNally Sr., Dr. Joseph F. McNally Jr., Dr. David Campbell and Dr. Dale Campbell. Also acting as honorary pallbearers will be members of the Knights of Columbus and Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulchre.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lorene (Griffin) Peden
Nov 7, 1915 - Oct 24, 2003

Lorene Peden, 87, of Teague, and formerly of Silver City, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, in Teague. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Younger Cemetery with Rev. Paul Gauntt officiating. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Bertha Lee "Bertie" (Evan) Schubach
Mar 2, 1962 - Oct 24, 2003

Bertie Lee Schubach

Bertie Lee Schubach, 41, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, at her residence. Services are pending with M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Bertha Lee Evan Schubach

Bertha Lee Evan Schubach, 41, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at her residence.

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

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Saint Andrews United Methodist Church with Bro. George Proctor Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Schubach was born on March 2, 1962, in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by brother Wilford Lee Williams.

Survivors include husband Jason Schubach of Corsicana; parents Lee Evans and Ethel Jean Evans; mother-in-law Sandra Wade; six sisters Rose Givens (Harvey), Diane Hamilton (Timmy), Mae Francis Evans, Larshell Smith (Larry) and Vicky Thompson (Lundy) all of Corsicana and Alice Kelly of Jacksonville; six brothers Joseph Means, Cecil Means and Johnus Evans all of Corsicana, Billy Means of Dallas, Anthony Evans of Omaha, Neb., and Quincy Evans of Temple; brother-in-law Randy Schubach of Bryan-College Station and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals

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Effie Lee (Cole) Hogan
Jan 8, 1911 - Mar 19, 1987

March 26, 1987

Funeral services were held Saturday for Effie Lee Hogan, 76, who died March 19, 1987 in Olney Hamilton Hospital. Services were held at Jean Baptist Church with Johnn Barrett officiating. Burial followed at Loving Cemetery.

Mrs. Hogan was born January 8, 1911 in Navarro County, Texas. In 1941 she married J.E. "Snooks" Hogan. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of Jean; son, Bobby Jack Hogan of Jean; two daughters, Charlene Nunley and Wanda Baxter, both of Dallas; two brothers, Carl Cole of Graham and Virgle Cole of Tyler; three sisters, May Fair of Azle,  Florence Tate of Graham and Jean Laminack of Indianapolis, Ind.; eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

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  • Submitted by: Sandra Davis
  • probably from "The Olney Enterprise" of Olney, Young Co. TX
  • Parents were C.M. Cole and Minnie Echols.  Effie was first married to Charles L Freeze and had 3 children. Her 2nd marriage was to Jessie E. Hogan and he adopted her son Bobby.

Peter La Darrell Coleman
Nov 21, 1957 - Oct 24, 2003

Peter La Darrell Coleman, 45, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake will be held today at 7 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 2105 E. Jones Ave.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Independent Baptist Church with Rev. Alfred Cox officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Danny Thomas, Charles Nelson, Gaylon Thomas, Jeffery Thomas, Terry Thomas and Donald Thomas.

The deacons of Mt. Olive Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Mr. Coleman was born on Nov. 21, 1957, in Corsicana. He was a 1976 graduate of Corsicana High School and a veteran of the United States Army.

Survivors include mother Pearline C. Coleman; five brothers Kevin Coleman Adolphus (Marilyn), Freddie (Diane), David (Margie) and Charles (Bernedene) Coleman all of Corsicana; six sisters Elaine Hudson (Bobby) of Hutchins, Margaret Nevels of Shreveport, La., Carla, Beverly and Devetta Coleman and Marcia Jones, all of Corsicana; two great-uncles Paul Coleman of Dallas and Harold Sutton of San Antonio; four great-aunts Ethel Walton (Charles) of Dallas, Margaret Sutton of Corsicana, Anna Laura Sutton of Waco and Essie Lee Sutton of Amarillo; 35 nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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John Villarreal
Feb 29, 1932 - Oct 26, 2003

John Villarreal

John Villarreal, 71, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Arturo Casco and the Rev. David Mitchell officiating. Interment will be held at DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Sonny Oard, Jerry Howell, Greg Casco, David Casco, Jose Casco and Jairo Casco.

Mr. Villarreal was born Feb. 29, 1932, in Forney. He was the retired owner/operator of Cisco's Mexican Food Restaurant. Prior to owning Cisco's, he was a sales manager for Sewell Village Cadillac for 17 years, employed by Roger Meyer Cadillac for three years, and manager for El Chico restaurants in the Dallas area for 10 years.

Survivors include his wife, Lucy Villarreal of Corsicana; daughters, Lisa Ahrensbach of Ogden, Utah, Debbie Cantrell of Tulsa, Okla., Robin Wilmes of Altus, Okla., and Celeste Villarreal of Corsicana; grandsons, Jerry Howell of Royce City, Michah Petterson of Lewiston, Idaho, James Jonathan Cantrell of Tulsa, Okla., and Joshua Wilmes of Altus, Okla.; granddaughters, Kyrie Villarreal of Ogden, Utah, Rachel Cantrell of Tulsa, Okla., and Haley Wilmes of Altus, Okla.; great-grandson, Gage Michael Howell of Royce City; brother, Felix Villarreal; and sisters, Mary Hinojosa, Rose Chaumier, Juanita Fonseca and Anita Castillo.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Irvin Samuels
Feb 3, 1915 - Oct 27, 2003

Irvin Samuels, lifelong resident of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2003 at age 88.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home.

The sixth child of an early 20th century merchant, Irvin was born Feb. 3, 1915. He grew up in Corsicana in the days of Model-Ts, wood-burning kitchen stoves, and children riding horses to school. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1933 and played on the state champion Corsicana Tigers football team in 1932.

After graduating high school, he spent two years at the University of Texas. He returned during the great depression to help his father and two older brothers in running P. Samuels Men's Clothiers which was a permanent fixture on Beaton Street from the 1890s until 1990. He and his brothers Aaron and Melville probably clothed every male in Corsicana at some time. They even sold a suit to the famous band leader John Phillip Sousa, when he brought his band to Corsicana in the 1930s.

In 1942, Irvin was drafted into the U.S. Army and rose to the rank of 1st sergeant. He served in the Army Corps of Engineers in the Philippines and New Caledonia during World War II. After the war he returned to Corsicana and to his career at P. Samuels.

In 1949, he obliged some friends and met his future bride, Babbette Blankfield of Port Arthur, on a blind date, whom he married in 1951. Over the next six years, they had four children, one of whom died in infancy. After his marriage, he spent three years managing a second location of P. Samuels in Temple. Being a father of four children, he had fun with Indian Guides, Cub and Boy Scouts, Blue Birds and Camp Fire Girls, Gray-Y football, Little League Baseball and Band Parents. In fact, he was a charter member of the Corsicana DeMolay during his teen years, and of the YMCA Indian Guides as a parent. As an adult, Irvin earned the rank of Order of the Arrow given by the Boy Scouts of America. When the high schools merged in 1971, as president of Band Parents he headed the campaign and raised the funds for almost 200 uniforms, the first new uniforms for the CHS in 25 years.

He continued to manage P. Samuels, even after the death of his brothers Aaron in 1977 and Melville in 1981. His son Douglas joined him in the business in 1980, and they continued in business until Irvin retired at the age of 75 in 1990. During his years in business, he could often be seen catching a cup of coffee at Hashop's (now Dee's Place).

He was active in the Corsicana Masonic Lodge and the Dallas Shriner's Hella Temple, both of which he was a member of for 50 years. He also participated in the Lion's Club, various school organizations while his children were in school, and in the activities of Temple Beth-El, which he served as President of the Congregation. He loved woodcarving, and amassed a collection of fine carvings representing the Hobbitt of J.R. Tolkien. He and Babbette donated this collection to Navarro College in 1995 where it is on permanent display in the Gooch Library. He loved to travel and has visited 49 of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Israel with his children over the years. He felt that travel could provide education that could not be duplicated in the classroom. He gladly shared his slide shows of his travels with students in the Corsicana schools and clubs throughout the city.

In his later years, Irvin became an unofficial historian for the city of Corsicana, having his memoirs published in the Corsicana Daily Sun. He gave a personal touch to the facts about Corsicana's early years, that cannot be found in most accounts. He was awarded Historian of the Year by the Corsicana Historical Society in 2001. He was an avid reader and loved crossword puzzles. Even in his golden years, he tackled computers and became an avid computer and Internet enthusiast.

He is preceded in death by his siblings Sylvan (1912), Gladys (1960), Aaron (1977) and Melville (1981); Lillian (1990) and a daughter Ermalyn (1956). He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Babbette; his children Philip and wife Betsy of Worthington, Ohio; Robin and husband Kurt Schriefer of Corpus Christi; Douglas and wife Michele of Oklahoma City, Okla.; nephews Thomas Warner and Philip Wuntch of Dallas; niece Nancy Rosen of Pine Bluff, Ark.; grandsons Cullen Schriefer and Alex Samuels; granddaughters Ashley Schriefer and Sarah Samuels; and cousins in Arkansas, California, Missouri, and Montana.

Irvin's greatest pleasures in life came from his wife, children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by them, and by all the citizens of Corsicana who knew and loved him as Irvin, Pete or Sam.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Irvin's blessed memory to The Palace Theater, the Corsicana Public Library or the charity of their choice.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton.

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Ross Stagner
Jun 15, 1909 - Mar 18, 1997

In late 1980, Ross Stagner, former President of SIOP (1965-66), stood at an intersection near Mackenzie Hall at Wayne State University and said, "I guess we’re not going to work today." In typical first-year graduate student fashion I asked "what" and "why." In response, he pointed to a group of people walking in front of the Hall chanting and carrying signs. After a few minutes, he said, "Let’s find some place to talk." Over coffee he told me about how different groups of people in organizations can have different goals, that some groups had more traditional power than others, and about the recourse of those with less power who disagreed with the goals of those with more power. It would be two weeks before the clerical workers settled their disagreement with the administration and we would resume working in the Hall.

Ross died on March 18, 1997. He was 87 years old. Born near Waco, Texas, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Washington University (St. Louis) in 1929, a few months after marrying Margaret Wieland and a few months before the stock market crash. During graduate training in psychology at the University of Wisconsin, and for years thereafter, he supported his family with odd jobs and stories published in pulp science fiction magazines (pen name: Doc Cartwright). A 1932 Ph.D. was followed by a teaching position at People’s Junior College (Chicago; 1934-35) and by ranks up to full professor at the University of Akron (1935-39), Dartmouth College (1939-49), University of Illinois (1949-57), Wayne State University (1957-79; department chair, 1957-72; emeritus, 1979), and Texas A & M University (visiting professor; 1985-86), with a leave of absence as Assistant Personnel Manager at Koppers Company in Pittsburgh (1943-45). Scholarly recognitions included a Fulbright Research Award to the University of Rome (1955-56) and a Fulbright Award to the London School of Economics (1965-66). He also served as President of APA Division 8 (Personality and Social Psychology, 1960-61).

Based on the dictate that we are psychologists first and research specialists second, Ross’ work was responsive to many issues, and was grounded by an underlying theme: Whenever possible, psychological concepts and theories should be directed toward understanding the decision-making processes of individuals, leaders, and citizens; research should then be directed toward showing the conditions under which concepts and theories may be applied to clarify, expand, and integrate decision processes and thus reduce social conflict. Highlights of his work included:

 
Conducting studies with Harry Harlow in the early1930s on the use of curare pertaining to the role of practice in learning.
 

 

Developing political attitude questionnaires in the mid-1930s, including assessment of fascist attitudes.
 

 

Working in the mid-1930s with David Krech and others in establishing the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI; APA Division 9); a group dedicated to the resolution of social conflict through social-psychological research.
 

 

Authoring the first American textbook on personality in 1937 (Psychology of Personality, 4th ed., 1974), offering an agenda for the scientific study of personality.
 

 

Developing the concept of homeostasis in the 1950s as a general organizing principle for the field of psychology.
 

 

Collaborating with Charles Osgood in the 1950s in the development of the semantic differential to assess the meaning of psychological concepts.
 

 

Authoring influential textbooks in the 1950s and 1960s on psychological approaches to the study of industrial conflict, union/manage-ment relations (with Hjalmar Rosen), and international conflict.
 

 

Writing and speaking in the late 1970s and early 1980s about the training needs of aging workers and about the practical value of psychological theory in I/O graduate training.
 

 

One final note. Margaret Wieland Stagner, poet and spouse in the 68-year partnership known as "Margaret and Ross," died only one day later on March 19, 1997. She was also 87 years old.

"In vivo, Ross!"

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  • Obituary from the Society For Industrial and Organizational Psychology Inc.
  • Burial at Frost Cemetery, Frost, Navarro Co., TX

Evie Nunn
June 6, 1913 - Oct 22, 2003

Funeral services for Evie Nunn, 90, of Jacksonville were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003, at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville with the Rev. Grady Higgs and Dr. Edwin Crank officiating. Burial was held at Resthaven Memorial Park in Jacksonville.

Pallbearers were Johnny Burleson, Jerry Burleson, Jackie Burleson, Lowell Dyer, Ricky Dyer, Tim Ladd and Steven Ladd.

Mrs. Nunn died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003, in a Jacksonville hospital. She was born June 6, 1913, in Hillsboro. She was raised in Pursley. She had lived in Jacksonville since 1968. She was a pastor's wife, homemaker and seamstress. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville and Eastern Star Chapter No. 377 in Jacksonville.

She was preceded in death by husband, Wilson E. Nunn in March 1994.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Sandy Nunn of Lufkin and Darrell and Kathy Nunn of Tyler; daughter and son-in-law, Retha and Lloyd Bigham of Ennis; stepbrothers, Rex Benton and Billy Benton, both of Purdon; sisters, Bessie Sawyer of Corsicana, Juanita Dyer of Purdon, Miriam Praytor of Kerens, Reba Gullett of Brownsboro, and Delois Lane and Faylene Dick, both of Wortham; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Thompson Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

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Ina Margie (Stewart) Drain
Dec 17, 1924 - Oct 28, 2003

Mrs. R. M. "Margie" Drain

Mrs. R. M. (Margie) Drain, 78, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at her residence. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Pattison Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Sula Irene (Ivie) Ward
May 30, 1910 - Oct 30, 2003

Sula Ward

Our beloved mother, Sula Ward (Mrs. Eddie Ward) passed from this life, on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at Providence Hospital in Waco, Texas. Services will be held at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, 1530 N. 45th St., Corsicana, Texas, on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at 2 p.m. Immediately after the service, interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

She was born in the Pansy community, May 30, 1910, the daughter of Simyan Grant Ivie and Roxie Elizabeth Woodard Ivie. Her husband Eddie Ward, her parents and nine siblings preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Frank Anderson (Helen) of McGregor; two sons, Ralph J. Ward of Purdon and Dr. Cubie Ward of Dallas; sisters, Mrs. Pearl Bates of Rockwall, JoAnn Freeman of Mart; and two brothers, James M. Ivie of Corsicana and Arnold L. Ivie of Houston; three grandsons, Phillip W. Ward of Portland, Ore., Cubie E. Ward Jr. and Christopher E. Ward of Arlington; two granddaughters, Mrs. Cheryl Hembree of Corsicana and Mrs. Lauri Keith of Purdon; three great-grandsons, eight great-granddaughters, one great-great-granddaughter, two step granddaughters, three step grandsons, 12 step great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Maja Jemiere Haynes
Jun 1, 1988 - Oct 30, 2003

11/1/2003 CPD looking into death of CHS student

From Staff Reports

The Corsicana Police Department is investigating the death of 16-year-old Maja Haynes, a Corsicana High School freshman.

Chief G. M. Cox said he was unsure if charges would be filed from what information he had.

"No one ever reported an accident," he said. "We did find out it probably occurred in one of our parks (Monday)."

Services are pending for Haynes with Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Cox said allegedly Haynes was standing in the back of a pick-up truck when another youth "pulled off" quickly, apparently as a prank. Haynes fell out of the back of the truck and hit her head, the chief said, and was taken home. Later, she became dizzy and was transported to a Waco hospital in a personal vehicle. She died Thursday when she was removed from life support.

Cox said officers Ray Ivie and T. C. Lawhon have been placed in charge of the investigation.

"Whether it was an accident or a failure to report and accident, we don't don't know," Cox said.

CHS Principal Danzell Lee said counselors and local ministers were on hand Thursday and Friday. He said the release of information has been a roller coaster ride for some students.

"Word spread early (Thursday) she had passed on (then) we heard she was still alive," he said. "Word then came back she did actually pass. ...

"We formulated a plan for the kids to receive assistance, and a few needed it."

Lee said Haynes took care of her schoolwork and made sure she was at school.

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Maja Jemiere Haynes
Jun 1, 1988 - Oct 30, 2003

Maja Jemiere Haynes, 15, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Ross and Johnson Chapel.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at Texas Conference Center, 5301 W. State Highway 31, Corsicana, with Pastor Ricky Walter officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Montray Bush, William Collins, Bobby Dixon, Jeremy Reese, Jonathan Polk and Vincent Dunn. Honorary pallbearers will be Martes Martin, Marvin Holmes, Zachary Holmes, Samuel Holmes, Derrick Holmes and Joe Vaughn Newsome.

Maja was born June 1, 1988, in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Minnie Haynes Hawkins; great-grandmother, Mattie Haynes; and uncle, Jimmie Haynes.

Survivors include her parents, Allyson and Tommy Baston and Kenneth and Tammy Haynes; sisters, Myia Allen, Camilla Haynes, Ashley Haynes, Kenya Haynes and Titiana Haynes, all of Corsicana; brother, Steven Nathan of Arizona; grandparents, Ernestine Allen of Corsicana, Lee Allen of Fort Worth, and the Rev. Caleb and Ella Glenn of Waxahachie; aunts, Gwendolyn Newsome (Von), Greta Gray (Gerald), Roslyn Holmes, Kendra Haynes and Dora Allen, all of Corsicana; uncles, Christopher Allen of Corsicana and Wilmer Haynes of Fort Worth; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Cara Jane (Phillips) Wilson
Apr 4, 1923 - Oct 31, 2003

Cara Jane Wilson

Cara Jane Wilson, 80, of Blooming Grove passed away Friday, Oct. 31, 2003 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughtoun Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Sonny Boyd, Charlie Boyd, Larry Hugh Gillen, Mack McGraw, Marcus Williams and Doug Kieler.

Mrs. Wilson was born April, 4, 1923 in Blooming Grove.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James O. Wilson; and daughters, Cynthia Ann Putnam and Pamela Phillips.

Mrs. Wilson is survived by sons, Michael Wilson and wife Clara of Atlanta, Georgia and Chris Wilson of Dallas; brothers, Will Roy Phillips and Kristi of Grand Prairie and Doyle Phillips of Temple; grandchildren, Aaron Putnam and Teri of Folsom, Calif., Ryan Putnam of Houston, and Jimmie Phillips of Corsicana; granddaughters, Courtney, Casey, and Ashley Wilson of Atlanta; great-granddaughters, Britney and Bailee Phillips of Oklahoma City; great-grandson Brayden Phillps of Oklahoma City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove.

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Lawrence Olen Bearden
Sep 19, 1923 - Nov 3, 2003

Lawrence Olen Bearden, 80, formerly of Desoto and longtime resident of Blooming Grove, passed away Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

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

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Rev. Bill Oliver officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Branch Cemetery in Ellis County.

Pallbearers will be Corey Bearden, Cody Bearden, Jimmy Haney, Keith Tunnel and Robert Cooter Wright. Nolan Bearden will serve as honorary pallbearer.

Mr. Bearden was born on Sept. 19, 1923, in Grandview, to George and Amy Bearden. He worked for L.T.V. for many years and was a member of the Central Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

Survivors include wife Roye Jeane Bearden of Blooming Grove; sons Larry Bearden and wife fontaine of Little Elm, Michael Bearden and wife Marla of Waxahachie; four granchildren Michael Corey Bearden and wife Jennifer of Waxahachie, Allison Bearden of Waxahachie and Cody and Nolan Bearden, both of Little Elm; and brother George Bearden of Weatherford.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove.

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Mary Juanita Brown
1926 - Nov 2, 2003

Mary Juanita Brown, 77, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, at her residence. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Scott Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Richard Curtis Cullefer
Nov 3, 1943 - Nov 2, 2003

Richard Curtis Cullefer, 59, of Rice passed away Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, in Rice.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Rice Community Cemetery with the Rev. Chad Owens officiating.

Mr. Cullefer was born Nov. 3, 1943, in Freeport. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Riley Curtis and Beatrice Cullefer; brother, Donald Ray Cullefer; and granddaughter, Malaina Gonzales.

Survivors include his daughters, Debbie Hawkins of Rice, Rhonda Johnson and Weynona Garvin, both of Mineral Wells, and Cynthia Hebert of Leesville, La.; sons, Richard Cullefer Jr. and James Riley Cullefer; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Lela Cullefer of Navarro Mills and Mary Brassfield of Cisco; four nephews and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Clyde Alan Britt
Oct 13, 1943 - Nov 1, 2003

Clyde Alan Britt, 60, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at his residence. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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Margaret R. (Burge) Saveriano
May 31, 1923 - Oct 29, 2003

Margaret R. Saveriano

Mrs. Margaret "Dolly" R. Saveriano, 80, of 110-B Shore Lake Drive, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, at Moses Cone Extended Care. Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church, where she was a member, with Father Tom Murphy officiating. Mrs. Saveriano was born May 31, 1923, in Corsicana, Texas, a daughter of the late Tom and Alice Burge. She moved to Greensboro from Wayne, N.J., in 1973. She was retired owner / operator of five Country Day Schools in New Jersey.

A great seamstress and craftswoman, she was chairman of the Christmas crafts at St. Pauls and a former director of Graphic Media Corp. in Winston-Salem. She was a member of Greensboro Country Club, where she was co-captain of the Womens Golf League. Survivors include her husband, James Saveriano, of the home; a daughter, Toni Lindahl and husband Steve of McLeansville; a brother, Jack Burge of Houston, Texas; two grandchildren, Erik and Nicole Lindahl.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimers Association, 3420 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, NC 28215. Forbis & Dick Funeral Home, North Elm Street, is assisting the Saveriano family.

Notes:

  • Greensboro (NC) News and Record, 1 November 2003
  • Submitted by Don Brownlee

Nora Lee (Slay) Wylie-Peden
Dec 26, 1907 - Nov 5, 2003

Nora Lee (Wylie) Peden

Nora Lee (Wylie) Peden, 95, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Bill Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens City Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughters, Dolores Mitchell and Betty Wilson; son, Charles Wylie; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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David Newton O'Daniel
Apr 27, 1933 - May 30, 1958

Train Kills Hiker in Texas

AUSTIN, Tex., May 31.  A passenger train struck two hikers on a trestle near here last night.  David O'Daniel 25 years, of Corsicana, Tex., was killed.  John Harrison, 21, of Austin was injured.  About eighteen others in their party got off the trestle as the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad train approached.

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  • s/o Elmer Wayne O'Daniel & Lena (Sullivan) O'Daniel

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David O'Daniel Is Killed Friday; Services Sunday

David O'Daniel, 25, of Corsicana, was killed Friday night near Manchaca, 30 miles south of Austin.
The United Press International dispatch from Austin said O'Daniel's body was found at the edge of Bear river, but Duputy Sheriff Lloyd Leffingwell, who investigated, was quoted as saying he wasn't sure whether O'Daniel was hit by the M-K-T passenger train or died from the fall from the trestle where he was reportedly trapped.
J. E. Bridges, operator of Marbridge Ranch, Buda, Texas, a summer camp, said O'Daniel was one of a group of hikers from the ranch on a Scout hike. Bridges was quoted as saying O'Daniel apparently panicked and dashed onto the 150-foot trestle.
John Harrison, 21, of Austin, ran down the track to rescue O'Daniel and was hit by the train. He was rushed to an Austin hospital. An unidentified boy applied a makeshift tourniquet at the scene to Harrison's arm and is credited with saving his life. An artery was cut in Harrison's arm. It was stated.
Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Eureka Cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian church.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. (Pete) O'Daniel, 1314 Sycamore; two sisters, Mrs. Charles H. Carter, Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Glenn Callis, Corpus Christi; three nieces, a nephew and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Fred DuBose, Johnny Noble, Louis S. Haynie, Ralph W. Ballentine, Sam Curry, Dick Salter, Maurice Thomas, Jasper Lanier and James Cerf.

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Lowry Martin
Feb 2, 1883 - Oct 31, 1959

CORSICANA, Tex., Nov. 2 - Lowry Martin, co-owner and business manager of the Corsicana Daily Sun, died Saturday.  He was 76 years old.  He was one of the organizers and former president of the Texas Daily Press League. - Nov 3, 1959

Notes:

  • Husband of Lila Jester, the daughter of Charles Wesley Jester & M. Eliza "Lisa" (Rakestraw) Jester
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX

Theodore Bracken Children

4 Children Die in Texas Fire

CORSICANA, Tex., Dec. 26.  Four children were burned to death early today when fire destroyed the farm home of Theodore Bracken in Antioch southwest of here.  - Dec 27, 1960


Robert Loyd Wheelock 
May 7, 1893 - Aug 23, 1962

R. L. Wheelock

DALLAS, Tex., Aug. 24 - R. L. Wheelock, a director and former vice president of the American Petroleum Institute, died of a heart ailment yesterday.  He was 69 years old.

Mr. Wheelock, who was president of the R. L. Wheelock Oil Company and the Bi-Stone Fuel Company, had come here from Houston on a business trip.  He was a former Mayor and City Commissioner of Corsicana, where he lived.

Survivors include his widow; a son, R. L. Wheelock Jr.; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Kennaugh and Susie; a brother, W. W. Wheelock a sister, Mrs.. Max Jarvis, and six grandchildren.

Photo not part of the obituary

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Brice Armistead Frey, Jr.
Mar 31, 1915 - May 28, 1976

Brice A. Frey, Jr., who retired in 1972 as senior vice president of the General Reinsurance Corporation of Greenwich, Conn., died Friday at St. Paul's Hospital in Dallas.  He was 61 years old and lived in Corsicana, Tex.  For many years he had been a resident of Tuxedo Park, N.Y.

Mr. Frey is survived by his wife, the former Mary Jean Pace; a son Alan Brice, and a sister, Mrs. Richard Tomlinson.

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Brice Armistead Frey Jr.

Services were held at 5 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Episcopal Church here for Brice A. Frey Jr., 61, resident of Corsicana, who died Friday at St. Paul's Hospital in Dallas. Father James Sigler officiated.

He was born in New York City, N.Y. March 31, 1915, attended St. Bernard School in New York, St. Paul's School in Corcond, N.H. and graduated from Harvard University in 1937.

He was a captain in the Air Force during World War II and took his flight training in Corsicana.

Before his retirement, he was assistant manager of the New York City Indemity Insurance Company of North America, senior vice president of General Insurance Company and president of the Herbert Clough Inc. He was also the past president of the Corsicana Country Club.

The family wishes that memorials be given to the local Heart Fund.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Brice A. Frey Jr. of Corsicana; a son, Alan Brice Frey of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Richard F. Tomlinson of New Vernon N.J.; two nephews and a niece; and his mother-in-law of Corsicana, Mrs. Homer Pace.

Pallbearers include Dr. Robert Bone, John C. Tatum, Dr. Clyde S. Stroud Jr., James Fortson, William Clarkson III, B. Lynn Saunders, Embry Ferguson and J.C. Hagins.

Arrangements were with Corley Funeral Home.

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Retta Carroll
Nov 15, 1900 - Oct 26, 1998

Retta Carroll, 97, of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, in Corsicana.Services are pending.Miss Carroll was survived by two nephews and their wives, Roark and Pansy Montgomery of Corsicana; and Carroll and Pat Montgomery of Katy; and numerous great nieces and nephews.Arrangements of Corley Funeral Home. 

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Ishmel L. 'Ish' Johnston
Jun 20, 1917 - Nov 6, 2003

I.L. "Ish" Johnston, 86, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, at Twilight Home.

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

Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Teri Hildebrand officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Scott Middleton, Orel Smith, Herbert Wilcox and Ray Dixon.

Mr. Johnston was born June 20, 1917, in Henderson to J. I . Johnston and Zella Stone Johnston. He was reared at Corsicana State Home. He worked for the City of Corsicana Water Department for many years. He was a veteran of World War II and received four battle stars in the Philippines. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. He enjoyed bowling, and played baseball and softball for the Cotton Mill and Dr Pepper Bottling Company. Ish was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved life. His grandchildren were everything to him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Virgil Earl "Tiny" Johnson; and sisters, Juanita McKenzie and Bonita Johnston.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 64 years, Edna Earl Johnston of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Jaynie Johnston and Tommy and Darlene Johnston, all of Corsicana; grandchildren, John David and Tammie Johnston and Caleb Johnston, all of Corsicana; and great-grandchildren, Christine and Cody Johnston.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Birdie Mae (Duncan) Ellis - View Clipping with photo
Nov 26, 1910 - Nov 6, 2003

Birdie Mae Ellis

Birdie Mae Ellis, 92, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, at Twilight Home.

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

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Mrs. Ellis was born Nov. 26, 1910, in Dawson to Samuel L. Duncan and Mary Ann Courtney Duncan. She was a member of Fundamental Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Earl Ellis; daughter, Peggy Louise; grandson, Brad Zacharis; great-grandson, Shae Rogers; great-great-grandson, Jacoby Hatley; parents, three sisters and three brothers.

Survivors include her son, Kenneth Ellis of San Antonio; daughters, Ann Woods of Corsicana, Joyce Rogers, Linda Bedenbaugh of Corsicana, Lois Brafford of Ferris, Barbara Floyd of DeSoto; 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; brother, Irvin Duncan of Sacramento, Calif.; and sisters, Juanita Day of Conroe and Jasmine Moore of Brenham.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lonnie D. Wilson
Mar 27, 1918 - Feb 5, 1999

Lonnie D. Wilson, 80, of Liberty passed away Friday, February 5, 1999 at the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. today at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred Raney officiating. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Houston National VA Cemetery in Houston, under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home.

He was a native of Retreat and had lived in Liberty since 1960. Mr. Wilson was a US Army veteran of World War II, a member of the VFW Post No. 5621 in Liberty and a retired gauger from the Atlantic-Richfield Company after 29 years of service.

Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Betty Wilson of Liberty; sons, Millard Wilson of Hoffman and Allen Wilson of Phoenix, Arizona; daughter, Kathy Kock of Dickinson; sister, Gracie Lee Hollingsworth of Corsicana; and grandchildren, Melanie Wilson, Travis Wilson and Derek Wilson.

Arrangements by Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Dayton.

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Fay (Allen) Ferrell
d. Feb 5, 1999

Fay Ferrell

Fay Ferrell, 66, of Troup, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 1999 in a Tyler nursing home.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Renfro Memorial Chapel, Boren-Conner Funeral Home, in Jacksonville.

Mrs. Ferrell had lived in Troup for the past eight years. She was a homemaker and a retired waitress. Mrs. Ferrell was a Baptist.

She is survived by her husband, Kimbro Ferrell of Troup; two sons, George Lewis of Sibley, Louisiana and Allen Lewis of Corsicana; a sister, Ruby Winters of Tyler, a brother, Billy Allen of Overton; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Boren-Conner Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

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John William Hancock, (1915 - 1999)
May 11, 1915 - Feb 5, 1999

John William Hancock
John William Hancock, 83, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mr. Hancock was an adjustor. He was born May 11, 1915 in Snyder.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Hancock of Corsicana; two sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Jacqueline Hancock of Euless and Mac and Jean Hancock of Williamsburg, Virginia; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Annalie (Branke) Warren
Jan 20, 1944 (Darmstadt Germany) - Feb 6, 1999 (Corsicana, TX)

Annelie Warren
Annelie Warren of Blooming Grove passed away Saturday, February 6, 1999 in Corsicana.

Services are pending.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.
 

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Annelie Warren

Services were held February 10, 1999, at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove, with Grady Cashion officiating. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers were Todd Warren, Ronald Lynch, Sherman Putman, E.D. (Don) McGraw, Phil Wilbanks and Wallace Wilbanks.

Mrs. Warren is survived by her husband Chuck Warren of Blooming Grove; and sister, Helga Hiller of Germany.

Notes:

  • The Blooming News - Feb 10, 1999

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Frances W. Camp
Mar 12, 1928 - Feb 5, 1999

Frances W. Camp
Frances W. Camp, 70, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 1999 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Camp was born March 12, 1928 in Wainesville, North Carolina.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Sandy Camp of McKinney; grandchildren, Courtney Gail Camp and Caitlin Claire Camp; and brothers, Larry L. Williams of Alexandria, Virginia and John Williams of Ashville, North Carolina.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Edward Melton 
Jan. 11, 1914 (Blooming Grove, TX) - Feb. 6, 1999 (Conroe, TX)

Edward Melton
Edward Melton, of Conroe, formerly of Blooming Grove, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999 in Conroe.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Arragements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun, Feb 7, 1999
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • TXDI: EDWARD MELTON 11 Jan 1914 06 Feb 1999 (V) 76626 (Blooming Grove, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 567-01-6500 California

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Edward Melton

Services were held February 9, 1999, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove with burial following in
Dresden Cemetery.

Edward's great sense of humor and positive outlook on life attracted many friends in the area. He retired "back home" in Blooming Grove several years ago and lived here until ill health required his moving to Conroe. He leaves behind many fond memories to BG citizens.

Mr. Melton is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Josella Melton of Georgetown; daughter and son-in-law Sue and Fred Hensley of Montgomery; sister, Sue Nell Weatherby of Stephenville and grandchildren, Jennifer Melton of Denver and Stephanie Melton of Arlington.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a son, all from Blooming Grove. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton.

Notes:

  • The Blooming News - Feb 10, 1999

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Geneva Annette (Barker) Spurgeon-Lohden  
May 21, 1926 - Feb 5, 1999

Geneva Annette Barker Lohden died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999 at her residence after a lengthy illness.

Private services are planned.

Mrs. Lohden was born in Freestone County on May 21, 1926 to Henry Price Barker and Mae Hagler Barker. She was a retired clerk.

Mrs. Lohdon is survived be her sisters, Ruby Coker and Florine Coker of Corsicana; daughters, Patricia Burrow of Corsicana and Verna Bonner of Alpine; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Cedar Lake, 625 N. Main, Corsicana; the American Cancer Society, or the church of your choice.

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  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • Also married to Vernon I. Spurgeon (1923-1942)

Robert C. Dunlap Jr.,
Apr 28, 1911 - Feb 4, 1999

Robert C. Dunlap Jr.
Robert C. Dunlap Jr., 87, of Fairfield passed away Thursday, Feb, 4, 1999, at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.

Memorial services will be 3 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Fairfield, with the Rev. Mark Woodward officiating. Interment will take place at Greenwood Cemetery in Teague.

Mr. Dunlap was born in Dallas on April 28, 1911. He was retired after 40 years as senior vice president from Texas Instruments. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Fairfield.

Mr. Dunlap is survived by his daughter, Lynn Dunlap Haas of Dallas; son, Loften Dunlap and his wife Terry of Fairfield; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Vee Dunlap Maxwell of Dallas.

Mr. Dunlap was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Rachael Boyd Dunlap; and son, Craig Dunlap III.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel, Fairfield.

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Henry Reynaud 'Sonny' Stroube, Jr.
Dec 3, 1919 - Oct 24, 1998

Henry Reynaud 'Sonny' Stroube, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998.

Reynaud was born Dec. 3, 1919 in Wichita Falls, the son of Henry Reynaud Stroube and Mary Olivia Watkins Stroube. As a child, he moved with his parents and brother Jack to Corsicana during the oil boom of the early 1920s. After graduating from Corsicana High School in 1938, [*listed as Sr. in 1937] he attended Phillips Exeter Academy and Yale University. On June 24, 1942, six months prior to his graduation from Yale, he married Mary Ann Gillespie. After graduation, he entered the United States Army Air Corps serving as Captain with the Army Communications System on the island of Saipan until 1945.
Reynaud and Mary Ann raised three sons in Corsicana; Rey III, Hugh, and Steve. A prominent civic leader, Reynaud generously gave his time to Corsicana, serving as president of the YMCA, Boy Scout leader, Corsicana city commissioner, mayor for two terms, chairman of the board of the First National Bank, president of the Corsicana Country Club, and board member of the Navarro Community Foundation. He was a member of the First Christian Church, serving there as chairman of the board, elder and trustee. His most significant contribution to the community, and perhaps that in which he was proudest, was his formation of the Community Water Company for Navarro County.
Reynaud shared his wisdom and enthusiasm for oil field history with the people of Corsicana through his creation of the Navarro County Oil Museum, which he recently donated to the city of Corsicana. He was a permanent fixture on Derrick Days, wearing his hard hat and acting as tour guide through his collection and memories.
Rancher, oil producer, sailor, golfer, sportsman, humanitarian, husband, father and friend; he will be missed by the many people whose lives he touched.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Ann Stroube; three sons and their families: H.R. 'Rey' III and Kathy Stroube, H.R. 'Rey' IV and Terry Stroube, and Michelle; Hugh Aldrich and Pam Stroube, Hugh Jr. and Samantha; and Steven Gillespie and Elaine Stroube, Gil, Kate and Anne; on great grandchild, H.R. 'Quinn' Stroube V; brother Jack and wife, Winkie Pierce Stroube; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be today at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 603 W. 6th Ave., Corsicana. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dr. C. M. Gillespie, Jr., George O. Gillespie, Jr., Thomas C. Gillespie, Chris R. Gillespie, Dr. Louis W. Adams, William P. Stroube, Frank A. Stroube, and Clay Kennedy.
The family asks that any remembrance for Reynaud be made as a contribution, in his name, to the First Christian Church, P.O. Box 1197, Corsicana, Texas, 75151.

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Mary H. Williams
Sep 28, 1911 - Oct 24, 1998

Mary H. Williams, 87, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998 at Medical Center Plano.
A vigil, beginning at 7 p.m. today, will be held at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with visitation from 6-8 p.m. today.
Services are Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Robert Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Lewis Palos, Johnny Chirafis, C.O. Curington III, Mike Kaster, Joey Coates and Christopher Williams. Honorary pallbearers are James D. Currington and Paul W. Currington.
Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband C. H. (Cotton) Williams.
She is survived by a son, James B. Williams of Woodbridge, Va.; a daughter, Cathy Coates of Plano; 11 grandchildren ; and three great grandchildren.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • Corsicana Daily Sun, Oct 27, 1998
  • Social Security Death index: MARY H WILLIAMS 28 Sep 1911 24 Oct 1998 (V) 75093 (Plano, Collin, TX) 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) 453-10-0437 Texas

Rev. Robert Earl Mathis, Sr.
May 26, 1936 - Oct 23, 1998

Rev. Robert Earl Mathis, Sr., 62, of Hutchins, passed away Friday, Oct. 23, 1998 at Columbia Medical Center in Lancaster.
Visitation will be today until 3 p.m. at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
A wake service will be held today, 7-9 p.m., at Agape Believers Center in Hutchins. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 204 Athens Street, in Hutchins, with Bishop Dwight Pate officiating. Interment will follow at Carver Memorial Park in Ferris.
Pallbearers will be members of the Brotherhood of Agape Believers Center. Honorary Pallbearers will be Richard Mathis, Gregory Mathis, Derrick Mathis, Charleston Mathis, Dewayne Mathis, Reginald Edwards, and Aaron Edwards, Jr.
Rev. Mathis was born May 26, 1936 in Buffalo. He was the founder and pastor of the Agape Believers Center in Hutchins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Mathis and Verdie Davis, sons, Robert Earl Mathis, Jr. and Roderick Mathis; a brother Alvin White; and a son-in-law, Mark Whitmire.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mamie S. Mathis; four sons, Richard Mathis and wife Lola of Lancaster, Derrick Mathis, Gregory Mathis and Charleston Mathis and wife Trina, all of Hutchins; five daughters, Veda Beck and husband Carl, and Henrietta Mathis, all of Dallas, Gracie Whitmire of Lancaster, and Angelis White and husband D of Hutchins; 19 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a sister Evelyn Edwards of Buffalo; a brother, Thomas White of Houston; his father-in-law, A.J. Scott of Trumbull; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and church family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Agape Believers Center, P.O. Box 73, Hutchins, 75141.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Peggy Jean (Barnes) Arnett
Sep 14, 1940 - Oct 24, 1998

Peggy Jean Arnett

Peggy Jean Arnett, 58, of Barry, passed away Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998 at her residence.
Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating.
.Mrs. Arnett was born Sept. 14, 1940 in Barry.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Arnett, Jr.
Mrs. Arnett is survived by her mother, Ruth Barnes of Corsicana; two sons, Tommy Lynn Arnett and Jeff Allen Arnett, both of Corsicana; a brother, Elwood Barnes of Corsicana; and a sister, Billie Grimmett of Corsicana.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Bebe 'Me-Ma' Littlejohn Gregory
Jan 14, 1913 - Oct 21, 1998

Bebe "Me-Ma" Littlejohn Gregory, born Jan. 14, 1913 and returned home to be with her Lord and Savior on Oct. 21, 1998, at the age of 85.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Gola Henry Gregory; and son, Jerry Joe Gregory.  She is survived by her son, Gola Gene Gregory and wife Pat; sister, Audrey Laverty; three grandsons, Mark Wayne Gregory, Matthew Ray Gregory and wife Theresa, Johnathan Allen Gregory and wife Angela; and one precious great granddaughter, Kayla Marie Gregory, Me-Ma's pride and joy.

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Ealon J. Coleman
Nov 27, 1899 - Oct 26, 1998

Ealon J. Coleman, 98, of Streetman, passed away Monday, Oct. 26, 1998 at Twilight Nursing Home.
Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with O. P. Christian officiating. Interment will follow at Cade Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Tommy J. Bryant, Theo Smith, J. R. Wagner, Calvert Carroll, Harris Milner and Mark Turner.
Mrs. Coleman was born Nov. 27, 1899 in Streetman. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Streetman and a longtime member of Eastern Star.
She is survived by a daughter, Winnie Easterling of Streetman; a sister, Delia Cole of Sour Lake; one grandson, F. A. Coleman and wife Carolyn of Hurst; great grandchildren, Brad and Rachel Coleman of Collesyville and Tracy and Rob Stephens of Hurst.
Mrs. Coleman was preceded in death by her husband, J.A. Coleman; and sons, F.A. Coleman and James Coleman.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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George Dewey Brackeen
Aug 11, 1898 - Oct 25, 1998

George Dewey Brackeen, 100, of Blooming Grove, passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Emerald Hill Cemetery in Kennedale, with Thomas Raley officiating.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cedar Lake.
Mr. Brackeen was born Aug. 11, 1898 in Falls County.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Lula Sullins Brackeen, in 1983; a grandson, Michael Raley; and a son-in-law, Elbert Raley.
Mr. Brackeen is survived by a son, George Donald Brackeen of Newark; three daughters, Pauline Raley of Corsicana, Margaret Raley of Blooming Grove, and Roberta Kelley of Ft. Worth; a sister, Jessie Gunter of Burleson; 22 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; and 30 great great grandchildren.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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