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Delia Ann (McCord ) Lonon
July 18, 1939 - May 2004

Delia Ann Lonon

Delia Ann Lonon, age 64, passed away May 8, at HEB Harris Methodist Hospital in Hurst after a six-month battle with cancer.

Delia was born in Kerens to Eldridge and Valkey McCord on July 18, 1939. As a child she developed talents in music and voice. By the time she was 4 years old she was a local celebrity singing on radio programs. She continued to sing and play the piano and eventually the drums all the way through her high school years. All the while an honor student to prove to her older brothers she was just as smart as they were.

On April 20, 1957, she married George Lonon and started her family. Her son Buddy was born in 1958 and Lezlie was born in 1964.

Delia had a career in the mortgage title business where she held the title of vice president for several different companies. Delia retired in the early 1990s but after a few years she got bored. At this point she found a job as a teacher's assistant and truly loved working with all of the children, she continued to work in this capacity until her illness in the late fall of 2003.

Her son Buddy and daughter Lezlie survive Delia, as do her daughter-in-law Judy and son-in-law to be Mario; grandchildren, Neil and Lindsey; sister, Marilyn Carter; brothers, Prof. Neal McCord and Dr. Eddie McCord; sisters-in-law, Valda Bonner, Sue McCord, Judy McCord, and Williebell McCord; brother-in-law, Dave Carter; special grandmother-in-law, Virginia Chenault; and all of the nieces and nephews and many friends that she loved dearly. Delia was preceded in death by her loving husband George Lonon and her brother Rev. John McCord.

Delia was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved her children and grandchildren dearly. She was very strong in her faith and touched many lives with her generosity and kindness.

Delia was in the process of becoming a Daughter of the Republic of Texas; obviously this will carry on through her daughter Lezlie and granddaughter Lindsey. Her favorite pastimes included time spent with her grandson Neil and shopping sprees with granddaughter Lindsey. She was also an avid Dallas Cowboy fan. Delia's memory will live on through the love of her family.

A memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 2004 in the Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of the Wayne Boze Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Wayne Boze Funeral Home, Waxahachie.

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Willie Jane (Lindsey) Thompson
Oct 11, 1907 - Jun 1, 2004

Willie Jane Thompson

Willie Jane Thompson, age 96, of Temple died Tuesday, June 1, 2004 in a Temple Hospital. Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday June 4, 2004 at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home of Temple with Rev. Al Cummins officiating. Interment will be 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Dresden Cemetery near Dresden, Texas.
She was born October 11, 1907 at Raleigh, Texas the daughter of William Martin Lindsey and Nannie Jane Osborne Lindsey.
She married Charles E. Thompson on May 13, 1930 [1925?] and he preceded her in death on February 17, 1984.
Survivors include daughter, Joyce Hindman of Temple and son Wayne Thompson of Dallas, one sister Troy Fowler of Georgetown, Two grandsons; Michael Wayne Thompson and wife Trisha Thompson, David Lynn and wife Sherri Thompson, Great grandchildren, Lauren Thompson, Stephanie Thompson, and Amber Henderson all of Dallas. Memorials may be made to the Worship Place 811 Sun City Blvd. Georgetown, TX 78628.

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  • Submitted by James Kelley

Charles Darrell Ballew 
Sep 24, 1914 - Jun 11, 1972

C. D. BALLEW BURIED IN RED OAK

Funeral for Charles Darrell (Skinny) Ballew of Red Oak was held there Tuesday, June 13, with burial in Red Oak Cemetery.  Rev. James Scheonrick officiated.

He was a native of Frost and attended Frost Schools.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Geneva Ballew; sons, Darrell Wayne Ballew and Jerry Lynn Ballew; daughters, Mrs. Robert F. Golden, all of Red Oak, and Miss Patricia Ballew of Irving; five grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Mabel Ballew of DeSoto; brothers, Aubrey Ballew, Gresham, Oregon; Newburn Ballew of Van Horn; George Ballew of Dallas; sisters, Mrs. Eddie Krupa of Ft Worth; Mrs. E. L. Caraway of Red Oak; several nieces and nephews

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  • Submitted by Anne Walton Wilson
  • Married Geneva Myrl Reed on 21 September 1935 in Frost, Navarro Co., TX

Robert Dudley Ballew, Sr.
Feb 1, 1911 - Apr 24, 1976

Insurance Adviser Ballew Rites Set

Services for Robert D. Ballew, 65, a member of the Harris County Insurance Advisory Board, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church in Galena Park.

Ballew, owner of R. D. Ballew Insurance Agency and R. D. Ballew Realty Co., died Saturday in his home at 2222 18th Galena Park.

County Judge Jon Lindsay appointed Ballew to the insurance advisory board, which locates and places insurance policies for the county.

Ballew, past president of the Galena Park Chamber of Commerce, leaves his wife, Donnie; two daughters, Jerri Lynn Ballew of Galena Park and Rita Loucks of Hot Springs Ark.; and three sons, Robert Jr. of Pasadena, J. W. of Houston and Van of La Porte.

Burial will be in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

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BALLEW - Mr. Robert D. Ballew, 65, of 2222 18th St., Galena Park, passed away Saturday evening.  Past President Galena Park Chamber of Commerce, Charter member Galena Park Masonic Lodge No. 1290 AF&AM and Galena Park Rotary Club.  Owner R. D. Ballew Insurance Agency and Past President Pasadena Real Estate Board, also a member Houston Arabia Shrine Temple.  Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Donnie Ballew, Galena Park; two daughters, Miss Jerrie Lynn Ballew, Galena Park, Mrs. Rita Loucks, Hot Springs, Arkansas, three sons, R. D. Ballew, Jr., Pasadena, J. W. Ballew, Houston, Van B. Ballew, La Porte; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Wallace, Mrs. Hallie Baggett, Mrs. Abby Floyd; one brother, Mrs. Benny Ballew; seven grandchildren.  Services Tuesday 10 a.m. First Baptist Church Galena Park with Dr. Ray Mayfield, Jr. officiating.  Burial  Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.  Graveside services under the auspices Galena Park Masonic Lodge No. 1172 AF&AM.  Pallbearers; Eddie Rosenzweig, Conard Jackson, Bill Irwin, C. A. McCormick, W. W. Thompson, Richard Reed, Howard Gardner, A. D. Mims.  Howard-Glendale Funeral Directors, 1015 Federal Road 453-6373.

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John A. Reed

REED
John A., of Dallas, Survived by wife Mrs. Lena Irene Reed; daughter, Mrs. Lyda L. Helms; sons, Max Reed & Millard Reed; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren.  Services 2 p.m. Monday Restland Wildwood Chapel.  Rev. Clayton Lewis officiating.  Pallbearers John F. Reed, Lowell Reed, Steve Chutchian, Bob Reed, Weldon Towell, Lonnie Bolin,.  Interment Restland Memorial Park.  RESTLAND Greenville Ave at Restland Rd.

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William Ranson Varnell, Sr. 
Dec 4, 1906 - Aug 30, 1976

VARNELL
William R., Rockville, Maryland, formerly of San Antonio, Texas.  Survived by son, William R. Varnell, Jr., Anchorage, Alaska, Charles E. Varnell, Rockville, Maryland; 2 grandsons, 2 great-grandsons; Graveside services and Interment 2 p.m. Thursday, Grove Hill Memorial Park.  Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
LAMAR AND SMITH 800 W. Jefferson; 946-2146

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  • Submitted by Anne Walton Wilson
  • WILLIAM RANSON VARNELL was born 4 December 1906 and died 30 August 1976

Horace Clyde Dyer
Jan 18, 1904 - Jul 28, 1988

H. C. Dyer

H. C. Dyer, 84, of Frost died July 25, 1988 at Rockwall, Texas.  Services will be 11 am Thursday at the Frost Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Spray officiating.  Burial will be at the Frost cemetery.  Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Surviving arre three sons, J. C. Dyer of Ft. Worth, R. C. Dyer of Fairfield, & Wendel Dyer of Rockwall; one daughter, Dorothy Mae Wilbanks of Wills Point; two brothers W. E. Dyer of Pursley & Elton Dyer of Dallas; one sister Clara Covington of Purdon and 14 grand children.  Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun
  • Texas Death Index: Dyer Horace Clyde 19880725 ROCKWALL M
  • SSDI: HORACE C DYER 18 Jan 1904 25 Jul 1988 75087 (Rockwall, Rockwall, TX) (none specified) 450-14-2842 Texas

Miller 'Tommie' (Robinson) Milligan
May 23, 1911 - May 11, 2004

Miller "Tommie" Milligan

Miller "Tommie" Milligan, 93, of Kirvin passed away May 11, 2004, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Woodland Cemetery in Kirvin with the Rev. Bill Honea officiating.

Mrs. Milligan was born May 23, 1911, in Corsicana.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth Milligan of Fort Worth; two brothers, James Robinson of Fort Worth and Robert and wife Ella Mae Robinson of Corsicana; two nephews, Larry and wife Ennie Cameron of Cleburne and Keith Cameron of Longview; and numerous grandsons and granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, H. L. Milligan; son, Edwin Milligan; and daughter, June Milligan.

Arrangements by Porter Funeral Chapel, Wortham.

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Margie McCarter
March 20, 1929 - May 14, 2004

Margie McCarter, 75, of Kerens passed away Friday, May 14, 2004 at Presbyterian Hospital in Kaufman.

Private memorial services will be held Tuesday.

She was born March 20, 1929 in Kemp.

She is survived by daughter, Deborah Howard-Tavis of Petaluman, CA; son, Bobby Howard of Corsicana; sisters, Faye Boyd of Midland and Dorothy Thompson of Tyler; grandchildren, Christopher Hayner of Fort Hood, Jacquelin Hayner of Petaluma, CA and Christina Seigmund of Petaluma, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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John Frederick Watson
Sept. 27, 1943 - May 13, 2004

John Frederick Watson, 60, of Dawson, peacefully passed away in his home Thursday, May 13, 2004, after the most heroic battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, 2004, at his home in Dawson.

He was born Sept. 27, 1943, in Adelaide, Australia, to the late Charles and Grace Watson. He moved to the United Stated in 1969. He landed in Dawson in 1972, shortly after he began working for Brazos Masonry in Waco. He retired in 2002 as a job foreman. During this time he built the house of his dreams on Navarro Mills Lake.

He is survived by his best friend and wife, Cathy Watson; two sons, Clinton John Watson and wife Sandy, and Quintin Alan York; two daughters, Grace Ann Nicole Watson and Crystal Weverka and husband Timothy; four grandchildren, Raylea, Tyler, Dustin and Jackie; a brother, David Watson and wife Bronwyn; and a sister, Helen Beatty and husband Wally, all of Australia; two nephews, Caleb and Nathan, and two nieces, Catherine and Sarah.

The family gives a very special thanks to Hillcrest Hospice and especially Rhonda who brought joy and caring to all us through it all. Also, a very special thanks to LeRoy Ray.

Memorial guestbook at www.OakCrestWaco.com.

Arrangements by OakCrest Funeral Home, Waco.

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Jessie Maynard
Jan 25, 1911 - May 10, 2004

MEXIA - Jessie "Jake" Maynard, 93, of Ferris (former long-time resident of Mexia), died Monday, May 10, 2004, at her residence in Ferris.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 13, at First Baptist  Church of Mexia with the Rev. Marcus Sheffield officiating.  Interment will follow at Mexia Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 12.

Jake Maynard was born Jan. 25, 1911, in Dawson, TX.  She was a longtime resident of Mexia spending her last years in Ferris.  She was a chief operator for the telephone company in Mexia and Waco.  She belonged to First Baptist Church of Mexia, was past president of the Garden Club, and had more than 6000 hours with Hospital Auxiliary (pink ladies).

Survivors include nieces and nephews that she considered her children, Onna Bartlett of Ferris, Mildred Henderson of Ferris, Wilva Jean Kirkpatrick of Waco, and C. J. Marrs of Medford, Ore.; step-daughter, Jerry Bartow of Angleton, Texas; special friend, Frieda Richard, and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews.

Casket bearers will be Jim Richard, Joe Kirkpatrick, Ed Henderson, Elbert Corbitt, Eddie Henderson and Chris Gaisbaer.

BLAIR-STUBBS, MEXIA


Raymond Douglas Ballew 
Dec 2, 1926 - Feb 5, 1967

 

                                    A TRIBUTE

                
                            published in the pages of 
                     THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS 
                               DALLAS, TEXAS 
                                    FEB. 7, 1967 
                               Memorial Obituary 
                           Entered Into Eternal Rest 
                             Sunday, Feb. 5, 1967
 
                           
RAYMOND DOUGLAS BALLEW
 
Funeral services for Raymond Douglas Ballew, 40, of 319 Katherine Court in Duncanville, owner of the Texaco Service Station at 401 E. Jefferson in Oak Cliff, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Dudley M. Hughes Funeral Chapel.  Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery, near Blooming Grove, Navarro County.
 
Mr. Ballew, a native of Frost, Navarro County, died Sunday.  He had moved to Duncanville from Dallas six months ago.
 
He served in the Army during World War 11.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Oak Cliff and West Cliff Lions Club.
 
Survivors: wife, Anne; a son, Robert Douglas of Duncanville; daughter, Miss Rosanne Ballew of Duncanville; mother, Mrs. Mable Ballew of Frost; three sisters, Mrs. Velma McCanless and Mrs. Doris Krupa, of Fort Worth and Mrs. Mary Caraway of Dallas and five brothers, Aubrey Ballew of Portland, Oregon; Charles Darrell Ballew of Red Oak, Ellis County; Newburn K. Ballew, Van Horn, Culberson County; George D. Ballew of Dallas and Hubert Noel Ballew of Mountainside. N. J. 


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Obituary moved to Hubert Noel Ballew Biography Page

 

Betty June Keaton

Betty June Keaton, 75, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at Health Care & Rehab of Corsicana. Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.
 

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Richard Wayne McAdory
May 23, 1949 - May 17, 2004

Richard McAdory, 54, of Mansfield passed away Monday, May 17, 2004. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Pattison Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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L.C. Whitfield

L.C. Whitfield, 79, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at Mel-Haven Nursing Home. Cremation took place with ashes scattered on the family plot with Minister R.M. Scott officiating. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Alice Elizabeth (Varner) Thomason
May 12, 1915 - May 16, 2004

Alice Elizabeth Thomason, 89, of Kerens passed away Sunday, May 16, 2004 in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with the Rev. Cathy Mordecai officiating.

Mrs. Thomason was born May 12, 1915, in Hubbard. She loved children and was a former resident of Corsicana, Powell and current resident of Kerens. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Thomas is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Beauford and Wanza Thomason of Kerens; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Ed Ganze of Crockett; sister, Arrena Gillespie of Amarillo; grandchildren, Deanna Edmister of Midlothian, Ray Thomason of Wills Point, Julie McCord of Sachse, Lee Ann Puckett of Crockett, and Edwin Ganze of Katy; and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association and the American Kidney Foundation, or to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Tammie Hodge

Tammie Hodge, 42, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, May 15, 2004 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Birdston Cemetery with the Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Larry Henry Sell

Larry Henry Sell, 69, of Denton passed away Sunday, May 16, 2004 in Navarro County. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Larry Henry Sell

Larry Henry Sell, 69, of Denton, died Sunday, May 16, 2004, in Corsicana.

He was born April 21, 1935, in Reading, Penn., to George and Margaret Sell.

He married Mary Fletcher.

Mr. Sell was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, retiring after having served 21 years of service to his country. He later worked as the maintenance supervisor for the Jostenís company, and retired after 21 1/2 years of service. He was a master plumber, and never met a stranger.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Survivors include his wife of Denton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Chris Moster of Sherman, and Pamela and Jason Stein of Fort Worth; a sister, Ardell Sopko of Fort Worth; two grandsons, Christopher Joseph Moster of Sherman, and Larry H. Sell of Fort Worth; two granddaughters, Kaylyn Ann Moster of Sherman, and Whitney Nichole Sell of Fort Worth; a nephew, David Sopko of Fort Worth; and a best friend, Burt Oglesby of Corsicana. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Margaret Sell, and a brother, Kenneth Sell.

Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana is in charge of arrangements
 


Roberta K. (Davidson) Sheets
Oct 16, 1923 - May 22, 2004

Roberta D. Sheets

Roberta D. Sheets, 80, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, May 22, 2004 in Corsicana.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Andrews, Chad Windham, Chris Windham, Danny Abbott, Louis Elliott and Steve Pryor.

Mrs. Sheets was born Oct. 16, 1923 in Navarro County. She had a master's degree in social work and retired after 30 years with the Texas Department of Human Resources. She then worked many years with the Corsicana-Navarro County Health Department.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, E. F. Sheets; infant daughter Rhonda Karen Sheets; and loving sister Thelma Pryor.

Survivors include nephews Gary Pryor and wife Eddie of Purdon and John Davidson of Dickinson; nieces Norma Windham of Galveston and Billie J. Bradley of Levelland; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Woodrow Ivy
Oct. 25, 1912 - May 20, 2004

Services will be held for Woodrow Ivy at 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Fairfield with Brother Buddy Turner officiating. Interment will follow at Fairfield Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews of Mr. Ivy. They include Buford York, Jerry York, Mackey Ivy, Sidney Ivy, Philip Ivy and Jimmy Cooper. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Tolar, Wayne Vande Streek and Arthur Patrick.

Woodrow Ivy was born Oct. 25, 1912, the son of James S. Ivy Sr. and Lettie Emmons Ivy. He passed away at home in Abilene on May 20, 2004, at the age of 91 years. Mr. Ivy grew up in the Mount Zion community, east of Fairfield, with five brothers and two sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles and numerous cousins. He attended school at Mount Zion and Fairfield High School. As a young man, he and his brother Clois opened a general store at Oakwood. They eventually moved their merchandise to Fairfield and operated a store with their brothers, Athel and Roger.

During World War II, he worked at building defense camps. In 1944, he and his family moved on to a tract of land on the Young Road, where he farmed and ranched.

Mr. Ivy attended Jacksonville Baptist College Seminary in the 1950s and afterward preached for about 44 years. He pastored and worked with churches at Fairfield, Butler, Antioch, Buffalo, Kerens and Ennis. He conducted revival meetings in Kansas, Oklahoma and other states. In 1977, he moved to Navarro County where he continued to farm and ranch.

Mr. Ivy is survived by his wife, Gladys Ivy of Abilene; three children, John Bruce Ivy and wife Joanna of Lake Jackson, Madie and husband John Head of New York, Lettie Jane and husband Hal Cook of Blooming Grove; and three stepchildren, Bob Unger, Rebecca Evans and Jennifer and Darroll Ratto. He is survived by four grandchildren, David and Jeff Ivy of Lake Jackson, John and Charles Head of New York and Boston; and 10 step-grandchildren. The mother of his children also survives him, Lily Forehand Ivy of Barry, and one sister-in-law, Catherine Ivy of Alvin.

Mr. Ivy was preceded in death by his brothers, Johnie, Grady, Roger, Athel and Clois Ivy; and sisters, Rena York, Mamie Cooper and Dora Bonner.

Mr. Ivy, growing up on a farm in the early 1900s with his brothers, sisters and many cousins, experienced a way of life that no longer exists. He was a master storyteller and could bring the people and times to life for his younger relatives. He enjoyed nothing better than to tell these stories for them. In the last few years, he put many hours of such stories on tape for posterity. In his late 80s, Mr. Ivy wrote a book of fiction titled, "Borea Land Stories," which was transcribed from tapes in the summer of 2002 by his daughter, Madie Ivy Head.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Fairfield.

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J. S. (Buddy) Black

J. S. (Buddy) Black of Corsicana passed away Sunday, May 23, 2004 at his residence. No services are planned. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Mary Kathleen (Mayo) Gallman
Jul 14, 1920 - May 22, 2004

Mary Kathleen Gallman

Mary Kathleen Gallman, 83, of Italy passed away Saturday, May 22, 2004, at Renfro Healthcare Center in Waxahachie. She was born July 14, 1920, in Kerens to Claude and Exxer (Horn) Mayo. She was a graduate of Kerens High School and Tyler Business College. She also attended Navarro and Hill County junior colleges. Kathleen married William L. "Leo" Gallman on June 26, 1947, in Longview.

They moved to Italy that same year. She was the secretary for the Italy ISD for 26 years, from 1958 to 1984. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Italy and the United Methodist Women.

She was also an active supporter of all her children's school activities when they were students.

She is survived by son, John Gallman of Italy; daughter, Celia Reeder and husband Joe of Fort Worth; brother, James Mayo and wife Margurite of Tool; grandchildren, Jace Reeder and Josh Reeder; great-grandchildren, Jane Cooper and Ky Cooper. Mrs. Gallman was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Leo Gallman; granddaughter, Kelly Cooper; four brothers and five sisters.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Hillcrest Burial Park in Waxahachie with Rankin Koch officiating. Interment will follow.

Arrangements by Wayne Boze Funeral Home, Waxahachie.

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Betty (Edward) Curtis
Nov 6, 1936 - May 23, 2004

Betty Curtis

Betty Curtis, 67, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, May 23, 2004, in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roselawn Memorial Park in Seagoville with the Rev. Todd Peavy officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy McFadden, Hoosker McFadden, Matt Wilson, Jeremy Bowman, Bobby Bowman and Tommy Curtis.

Mrs. Curtis was born Nov. 6, 1936, in Windom. She was a devoted wife and a very loving mother. She enjoyed being with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Monroe Curtis; daughter, Tammy Turney; brother, Chock Edward; and sister, Margie Burton.

Survivors include her sons, Jackie Wilson and wife Jody of Ennis, James Bowman and wife Frances of Kaufman, and Jeffrey Lee Turner of Longview; daughters, Marsha Kay Bowman of Emhouse, Annette McFadden and husband Ricky of Balch Springs, and Billie Jean Heard and husband David of Seagoville; stepdaughter, Carol McFadden and husband Jimmy of Emhouse; stepson, Tommy Curtis and wife Penny of Emhouse; grandchildren, Bubba, Charis, Choo, Jeremy, Bobby, Cassie, Kashona, Jimmy, Holly, Hoosker, Rita, L.J., Danita and Kevyn Kay; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Melba Rosser of Ennis; brothers, Harold Edwards and Albert Edwards, both of Honey Grove; and a big host of friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Kenneth Lee Lidderdale
May 10, 1928 - May 22, 2004

Kenneth Lee Lidderdale, 76, of Palmer passed away Saturday, May 22, 2004, at Ennis Care Center.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Navarro Mills Baptist Church with Harper Newman officiating. Interment will follow at Navarro Mills Cemetery.

Mr. Lidderdale was born May 10, 1928, in Sheridan, Wyo., to Charles Lidderdale and Ruth Anderson Lidderdale. He was retired from the Air Force.

Survivors include his wife, Naomi Lidderdale of Palmer; son, Kenton Lidderdale of Palmer; and grandchildren, Victoria of Oklahoma and Richard of Austin.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Janie (Anderson) Coker
Nov 7, 1915 - May 23, 2004

Janie Coker

Janie Coker, 88, of Dawson passed away Sunday, May 23, 2004 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Bro. Bill Honea officiating.

Ms. Coker was born Nov. 7, 1915 in Kerens.

She was preceded in death by son Jeff Coker, daughter-in-law Joann Coker, brothers Buford Anderson and Raymond Anderson, and parents Prather and Effie Anderson.

Survivors include son Jack Coker of Venus; daughter-in-law Pat Coker of Brazoria; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters Thelma Farmer of Ennis and Shirley Williamson and husband Buddy of Tyler; and numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Pattye Lou (Westbrook) Highley 
Dec 22, 1926 - May 3, 2004

Pattye Lou Westbrook Highley, 77, of Big Spring died Sunday, May 23, 2004, at her residence. Memorial service will be 4 p.m. today at Myers and Smith Chapel in Big Spring with the Rev. Dennis Teeters, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. The family will receive friends at Myers and Smith Funeral Home after the service. Additional memorial service will be 5 p.m. Saturday at Blooming Grove Methodist Church with the Rev. Jonathan Speegle officiating.

She was born Dec. 22, 1926, in Kerens. She married Darel Highley, Dec. 25, 1948, at Blooming Grove. They came to Big Spring in 1952. Mr. Highley preceded her in death, Oct. 16, 1976. Mrs. Highley was a homemaker and a Presbyterian.

She is survived by one daughter, Marka Mitchell of Sanderson; two sons, Dee Highley of Big Spring and Bob Highley of Lubbock; two sisters, Wanda Sanders of Kaufman and Babe Crider of Breckenridge; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

You may pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com.

Arrangements by Myers and Smith Funeral Home, Big Spring.

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Anthony W. Parks
Jun 4, 1978 - May 24, 2004

Anthony Parks, 25, of Corsicana passed away Monday, May 24, 2004, at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

He was born June 4, 1978, in Troy, Ohio. Anthony worked in construction. He was a member of Heavenly Days Pentecostal Church in Richland.

Survivors include his wife, Christie Parks of Corsicana; father, Elmer Parks of Kerens; mother, Patricia Parks of Kerens; stepchildren, Ryan Collier and Jordan Collier, both of Corsicana; sister, Crystal Turner of Corsicana; nieces, Robin Turner and Latasha Turner, both of Kerens; and nephew, Milton Turner of Kerens.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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A. Dylan Marshall

Jacob Butler

Amber Butler


A. Dylan Marshall, 6, Jacob Butler, 5, and Amber Butler, 3, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2004, in Navarro County.

Graveside services were 2 p.m. today at Richland Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Dylan was born Nov. 22, 1997, in Mobile, Ala. Jacob was born Jan. 8, 1999, in Corsicana. Amber was born Sept. 21, 2000, in Corsicana.

Dylan is survived by his father, Wesley Marshall of Alabama; mother and stepfather, Cynthia Mosely and Sam Huston of Wortham; grandparents, David Hagle of Bazette, Carol Marshall of Mississippi and Kathy and Hans Otto of Richland; great-grandparents, Coleen Hamrick of Wortham and Bob Butler of Corsicana; and aunts, Ruby Wilson and Renee Johnson, both of Mildred.

Jacob and Amber are survived by their father, James Butler of Huntsville; mother and stepfather, Cynthia Mosely and Sam Huston of Wortham; grandparents, David Hagle of Bazette and Kathy and Hans Otto of Richland; great-grandparents, Coleen Hamrick of Wortham and Bob Butler of Corsicana; and aunts, Ruby Wilson and Renee Johnson, both of Mildred.

If anyone would like to make donations toward the family, please mail them in care of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, P.O. Box 2187, Corsicana, TX 75151.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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5/25/2004 Tragedy claims fourth victim


By STEPHEN FARRIS/Daily Sun Staff

Dylan Marshall would have been in school today. Instead it was a day spent in mourning by family members, and trying to find answers to the tragic accident that claimed the lives of Dylan, his brother and sister, and Anthony Parks.

"Today was supposed to be Dylan's graduation day from kindergarten," said Cynthia Mosley, Dylan's mother, while struggling to contain her emotions.

Dylan was a student at Bowie Elementary School.

The children's common-law uncle Anthony Parks --the driver of the vehicle in yesterdays accident-- was air lifted to Parkland Hospital in Dallas, and later passed away shortly after 5 a.m. Monday morning. His body was sent to Southwest Institute for Forensic Science in Dallas for an autopsy.

Mosley said the aunt and uncle were taking the kids to the baby sitter who lives farther down the road from where the accident occurred.

"It was a trip that turned terribly tragic," Mosley said during the telephone conversation. "My husband and I were on our way to pick them up from the baby sitter when we found out."
Mosley said Navarro Regional Hospital and Corsicana Fire Rescue worked for about three hours in effort to revive her children.

"They did everything they could," Mosley said. "I'm thankful they were there."

Navarro County Sheriff's Deputy Justin Lewis said the real heroes should be the doctors and paramedics who worked diligently to save the children and Parks. Lewis was one of the first responders to the scene after law enforcement officials were notified.

Lewis said J.R. Smith -- who lived nearby -- and his boys tried to turn the car upright when he arrived, but were unsuccessful. Lewis then tried to gain access inside the car while it was still underwater, but was unable to do so.

A-1 towing pulled the car out of the water enough to allow Lewis to bust out a window and begin pulling the victims from the vehicle.

"I did what I thought needed to be done," Lewis said. "Everybody put up a heck of a fight to save the kids."

The Department of Public Safety is still investigating the accident. Law enforcement officials are on the lookout for a pickup truck believed to have been associated with the accident.

Mosley said she hopes someone will put up a guard rail on each side of the creek, and speed limit signs. The speed limit is 55 mph.

If anyone would like to make donations toward the family, please mail them in care of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, P.O. Box 2187, Corsicana, TX. 75151.

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A car rests half out of a creek area on a culvert near Lake Halbert after once being submerged. Three children in the car were killed. Daily Sun photo/STEPHEN FARRIS

 

5/24/2004 Rollover kills 3: Children 7, 4 and 3 die after car submerged in creek


A car rests half out of a creek area on a culvert near Lake Halbert after once being submerged. Three children in the car were killed. Daily Sun photo/STEPHEN FARRIS



By STEPHEN FARRIS/Daily Sun Staff

A one car accident on the backside of Lake Halbert Sunday left three children dead and a man hospitalized after their vehicle left the road, flipped and landed upside down into a feeder creek after striking drainage culverts.

Amber Butler, 3, Jacob Butler, 4, and 7-year-old Dylan Marshall, all from Wortham, were pronounced dead at Navarro Regional Hospital by Navarro County Justice of the Peace Vicki Gray, Pct. 1.

The driver of the car, Anthony Parks, 26, was flown by Sky Med to Parkland Hospital in Dallas and was listed in critical condition.

The children, who presumably drowned, were riding in the backseat of the vehicle when the accident occurred at about 3:45 p.m. Their deaths could run the county's total to six drownings in the month of May, as two children and a 33-year-old man died May 1 after storms dumped more than five inches of rain in the area in less than eight hours.

Passenger Christie Switzer, 28, the children's aunt and Parks' wife, was uninjured and escaped from the vehicle and could be heard screaming for someone to call 911.

Nearby resident Roger Hogue heard the woman's screams for help.
"I was outside when I heard someone screaming, 'Call 911, call 911,' " Hogue said.

Hogue and his dad, J.R. Smith, raced to the scene after alerting authorities.

Smith said Navarro County Sheriff Deputy Justin Lewis arrived at the scene and jumped into the water and started pulling the victims out of the car. Lewis did not return messages left for him with the NCSO.

Several volunteers assisted Lewis in getting the injured to dry ground, witnesses said. Smith praised Lewis for his quick response in getting the victims out of the car.

Corsicana Fire and Rescue arrived on scene and immediately began emergency procedures on the victims. CFR worked with the children for about a hour trying to revive them before they were air lifted from the scene to Navarro Regional Hospital.

Department of Public Safety Trooper John Nichols investigated the accident, and was assisted by DPS Sgt. Ken Authier, Trooper's John Cabano, Dane Baker, Matt McGinnis, and Paul Shofner.

Corsicana Police Department Officer's were on the scene as was Mildred Volunteer Fire Department, Richland VFD, and Corsicana Emergency Corp assisting also.

All occupants of the vehicle were wearing seatbelts.

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Edwin James Zabcik
Nov. 3, 1914 - May 24, 2004

Edwin James Zabcik, 89, of Corsicana passed away Monday, May 24, 2004, at Baylor University Medical Center. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. and Brother Bill Honea officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Bellwood Memorial Park in Temple. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Edwin J. Zabcik

Edwin Zabcik, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother died on Monday May 24, 2004, at Baylor Hospital, after suffering from a heart attack and complications thereafter.

Mr. Zabcik was born at Ocher on Nov. 3, 1914, and attended secondary school in Rogers. In 1935 he graduated from Texas A&M at College Station majoring in agricultural engineering. His career began in 1939 with the Civilian Conservation Corps as junior engineer with the Soil Conservation Service in Corsicana. In January 1941 he entered the U.S. Army and served two years at Camp Barkley, Abilene, in the 90th Infantry Division. He was commissioned as an officer on March 17, 1943, and in late 1943, he was sent to the provost marshal general at Fort Custer in Battle Creek, Mich., where he was taught the international rules of warfare and received further training from Harvard University specializing in conversational German.

During the WWII invasion of Germany, Edwin was detached to the 84th Division. As part of the American military government, he served in various locations as provost marshal, liberated a concentration camp in Hanover, Germany, and later was appointed the food and agricultural administrator of Bavaria.

After the war, he resumed his career with the Soil Conservation Service working on numerous water conservation projects throughout the regions of Central, North and East Texas from 1947-1977.

Edwin was a faithful deacon and member of First Baptist Church of Corsicana. Visitation with the elderly, Sunday school class and other church activities were a major focus of his later years. He was most proud of the "Door Knockers" award which he received in 1985 from First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

He was also an active member of the Corsicana Lions Club and a strong supporter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Favorite pastimes included gardening, cooking, traveling, singing with the "Solid Rockers," watching football and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Jo; his daughters, Eleaner Barnett and her husband Dick of Woodbridge, Va., and Libby Risinger and her husband David of Houston; four grandchildren Jonathan Barnett and his wife Kathy from Tijunga, Calif., James Barnett of Woodbridge, Va., and Colin and Melanie Risinger, both of Houston; one brother, John Zabcik and his wife Elaine also from Houston; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 29, 2004, at First Baptist Church in Corsicana with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating and assisted by Brother Bill Honea. A 3 p.m. graveside service has been set at Bellwood Memorial Park, 8575 Airport Road in Temple. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are members of the immediate family. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Mr. Zabcik's Sunday school class, Senior Class No. 3, Truitt Lewis, director.

Flowers are appreciated or contributions can be made to either the First Baptist Church of Corsicana building fund or the American Heart Association.

A video tribute to Mr. Zabcik may be viewed on the Internet by going to corleyfuneralhome.com. Select obituaries and click on the video memorials link.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Howard Stanley Lawton
June 13, 1918 - May 25, 2004

Howard Stanley Lawton, 85, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home.

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Howard Stanley Lawton

H. Stanley, 85, passed away May 26, 2004, in Corsicana. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Elizabeth Gram Lawton; sisters, Anne Lawton, Marie Lawton and Virginia Smith; and brother, Paul Lawton.

Mr. Lawton is survived by daughters, Janet Lawton of Fort Worth and Anne Lawton Dosser of Corsicana; and grandchildren, Megan and Will Dosser of Corsicana.

Mr. Lawton was born June 13, 1918, to Harry S. Lawton and Emma Mendenhall Lawton in Middletown, Pa. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in chemical engineering and received a master's in business administration from Harvard University. Mr. Lawton served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and spent his professional career in the industrial chemical industry in Chicago, Ill. In 1976, he moved to Corsicana to join Jetco Chemical Company.

Stan was a devoted husband and father. His life was lived with honor, integrity and kindness. He was a true gentleman whose keen wit and humble spirit endured to the end. He will be greatly missed by those whose lives he touched.

Stan's ashes will be interred adjacent to Liz at Oakwood Cemetery in a private family service. A condolence book will be available to sign at Corley Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Cory Newman

5/28/2004 Woman who shot husband indicted: CRTC employee hit with assault (w/list)

By LOYD COOK/Daily Sun Staff

A woman who confessed to shooting her husband after a domestic dispute was indicted for murder by a Navarro County grand jury Thursday.

Connie E. Newman, 39, shot her husband Cory Newman, 40, in the head during an April 6 incident.

Corsicana Police Chief G.M. Cox told the Daily Sun -- in an interview for an article that was published the following day -- Newman used a .380-caliber handgun, shooting Cory Newman once in the head.

The incident occurred in the 2700 block of North Beaton Street, according to the police chief. CPD Sgt. Becky Simpson, Detective Mark Nanny and Detective Keith Sykes were the investigating officers.

Connie Newman confessed to the shooting, giving a statement to police along with details leading to killing her husband, Cox said in the same article.

Murder is a first degree felony, which is punishable by no less than five years, nor more than 99 years, or life, in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice correctional facility. If a conviction is obtained, the sentence handed down by a jury can also include a fine up to $10,000.
The case does not qualify for prosecution under capital murder statutes.

Newman remains at the Navarro County Justice Center jail in lieu of $250,000 bail.

In another case, the grand jury handed down an indictment for Ben Sonntag, an employee of the Corsicana Residential Treatment Center.

Sonntag is accused of aggravated sexual assault of a child, according to court documents. The minor involved is a 15-year-old male resident of the treatment center, which is part of the Texas Youth Commission.

The TYC's Corsicana center is a detention facility for youth convicted of criminal acts.

The grand jury issued 38 indictments during deliberations Thursday.


Vera Beatrice "Bea" (Bilton) Parker
Sep 4, 1924 - May 26, 2004

Bea Parker

Mrs. Vera Beatrice "Bea" Parker, 79, of Dawson passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at her home. Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 28, at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. Brad Dancer and the Rev. Brad Brittain officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bea was born Sept. 4, 1924, in Wortham to Albert Lee Bilton and Vera Estelle (DeBusk) Bilton. She had been a resident of Dawson since 1977 after having lived in Houston for 26 years where she had worked for American Can Company for 15 years. Bea was a member of First Baptist Church of Dawson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Vera "Nana" Bilton; and her husband, Aubrey Burl Parker Sr. in 1999.

She is survived by two sons, Aubrey Burl Parker Jr. of Humble and Sammy Loyd Parker of Dawson; daughter, Shirley Joyce Shuler of Port Mansfield; three brothers, Henry Bilton of South Carolina, Herbert Bilton of Deer Park and Billy Don Bilton of Conroe; three sisters, Marge Yerkes of Houston, Dorothy Dillman of Dawson and Nell Shetter of Deer Park; three grandchildren, Tanya Cornell, Brandon Shuler and Stephanie Aydell; three great-grandchildren, Camren Cornell, Makenzy Cornell and Paige Aydell; and two step-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Shuler, Rodney Cornell and deacons of First Baptist Church of Dawson.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Bea Parker

DAWSON - Mrs. Vera Beatrice "Bea" Parker, 79, of Dawson passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at her home.  Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 28, at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with internment to follow in Dawson Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.
Wade Funeral Home - Hubbard - Waco Tribune


Elizabeth 'Irene' (Hickey) Sharp
Aug 15, 1917 - May 26, 2004

Elizabeth "Irene" Hickey Sharp, 86, of Houston entered into God's kingdom Wednesday, May 26, 2004.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Sharp was born Aug. 15, 1917, in Calvert to William Louise Hickey and Minnie Beatrice Collins Hickey, growing up in and around Corsicana. After leaving Corsicana in 1946, Irene and her husband, Tom J. Sharp, returned to Corsicana in 1976 where she resided until 2001 when she located to Houston near her daughter, Jacquelyn. Irene had an interesting life which included packing parachutes for our troops during World War II and traveled to many countries with Tom during his work assignments. Irene treasured her travels to Libya, Nigeria, Ghana, Brazil, New Guinea, Australia and England. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom; parents, Papa and Nana Hickey; and brothers, Lynn, Nolan, Eugene, James and Earl.

Survivors include her daughter, Jacquelyn Dobbins and husband James; grandson, Greg Dobbins and wife Trisha; granddaughter, Julie Dobbins; great-granddaughter, Kamryn Dobbins; sisters, Mary Lee Dockery and Lillie Read; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Eugene Bibbs
Feb 17, 1940 - May 25, 2004

Eugene Bibbs, 64, of Fairfield passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2004, in Temple.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Mr. Bibbs was born Feb. 17, 1940, in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his father, Cleo Lee Bibbs; and brother, Bobby Bibbs.

Survivors include his brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Jan Bibbs of San Antonio and Jack and Barbara Bibbs of Fort Worth; sister, Thresa Johnson of Dallas; mom and husband, Annie Belle and Joe Chambless of Fort Worth; stepbrother, James Chambless of New Mexico; sister-in-law, Shirley Bibbs of Seguin; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Sally Naoma (Holleman) Tramel 
Nov 18, 1925 - May 26, 2004

Sally Naoma Tramel, 78, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at Terrell Care Center, Terrell. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Paschal Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Frank Upchurch officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - May 28 2004
  • Wife of Truett Otto Tramel - (1919 - 1987)
  • SSDI: Sally N. Tramel; 18 Nov 1925 - 26 May 2004; 75102 (Barry, Navarro, TX); 467-52-0234; Texas

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SALLY NAOMI TRAMEL

Sally Naomi Tramel, born November 28, 1925 passed away May 26, 2004. She was preceded in death by her husband, Truett Otto Tramel. She is survived by six children, Tommy Tramel, Luster Tramel, Billie Ann VanSickle, Jessie Preston, Gerald Tramel and Danny Tramel; 24 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and her brother, W. G. Holleman.

Services will be held at Paschall Funeral Home, 120 SWest 3rd St. in Kerens, Texas at 2 p.m., May 29, 2004. She will be laid to rest in Prairie Point Cemetery.

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  • Terrell Tribune - May 28, 2004

Darrell Bernard Conley, Sr.

Darrell Bernard Conley Sr., 40 of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Wake service will be 7 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Freedom Fellowship Church with Rev. Willie Ray Johnson and Pastor Jessie Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Al Boles

Al Boles, 70, of Corsicana passed away Friday, May 28, 2004 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 9 a.m. Tuesday at DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Parkway in Dallas, with the Rev. Rufus Nutt officiating.

Mr. Boles was a retired service station owner and a veteran of the Korean conflict.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Boles of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Mike Rickman of Combine; son, Rusty Boles of Rockwall; daughter-in-law, Cathy Boles of Kenefic, OK; brother and sister-in-law, Frank R. and Diane Boles of Kaufman; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Cisco Avila of Corsicana.

A video Tribute to Mr. Brock may be viewed on the Internet by going to corleyfuneralhome.com. Select obituaries and click on the Video Memorials link. There is also an online guest book for your use.

Memorials may be made to the Methodist Home for Children in Waco and the ASPCA. Al and brother Frank spent their childhood in the Methodist Home.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Zoella Mae (Godley) Pettiette
Sep 28, 1909 - May 26, 2004

Graveside services for Zoella Mae Godley Pettiette, 94, of The Woodlands and formerly of Cayuga, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Judson Cemetery with the Rev. O.E. Permenter of Corsicana officiating.

Mrs. Pettiette died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, in a nursing home in The Woodlands. She was born Sept. 28, 1909, in Cayuga to Archibald George Godley and Edna Mae Cornwell Godley.

Mrs. Pettiette was a Baptist. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles C. Pettiette; and son, Charles Jerry Pettiette. She is survived by a daughter, Dolores White and husband Dean of The Woodlands; sisters, Anna Lee Morrow, Genell Permenter, Martha Lilly and Oleta Brumley; brothers, A.G. Godley Jr. and Bernard Godley; five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Condolence calls will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Bailey & Foster Funeral Home, Palestine.

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Sammy D. Brock
Dec. 31, 1950 - May 28, 2004

Sammy D. Brock, 53, of Kerens passed away Friday, May 28, 2004 in Kerens.

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

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

Pallbearers will be Ricky Trull, Billy Huffman, Brian Ware, Kyle Ware, Sammy West, Johnny Jackson, Dowell Baker and David Foreman.

Sammy D. Brock was born Dec. 31, 1950 in Cleveland, Texas to Eugene E. and Jennie L. Brock. He grew up and attended school in Trinidad and Athens. He farmed and cut hay and wood as a young man, and later moved to Clute, TX where he ran heavy equipment and drove a truck until moving to Kerens in 1980, where he has lived since. He was a heavy equipment operator working in several area sand and gravel pits for the last 22 years. Sam was a gentle man who loved his family and friends very much and was always willing to help anyone. He was the best friend and husband any woman could ask for, also a wonderful father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Raymond Hall; and granddaughter, Krissy Hall.

Mr. Brock is survived by his wife, Ruby Brock of Kerens; daughters and son-in-law, Nikki and Tony Kuta of Kerens, Rebecca Jenkins of Ennis, and Daphne Frizzell of Austin; brother, Curtis Brock of Kerens; sister, Linda Brock Winchester of Athens; grandchildren, A.J., Nathan, and Lauren; a number of nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews; and some of the world's best friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Frank Dunn

Frank Dunn, 77, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, May 29,2004 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services are pending with M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Anna B. (Elliott) Ingram

Anna B. Elliott Ingram, 60, of Corsicana passed away Friday, May 28, 2004 in Garland. Services will be noon Wednesday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on 1816 Phife Road in Corsicana with Bro. Arthur William officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Park Cemetery. Arrangements by M. R. Parlor for Funerals

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - May 31, 2004
  • Social Security Death Index: ANNA INGRAM 29 Oct 1943 28 May 2004 (P) 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 455-74-6385 Texas

Robert Wilson Waddell, Sr. 
Nov 6, 1926 - Jun 1, 2004

Robert W. Waddell, Sr., 77, passed away Sunday, May 30, 2004, in Corsicana.

Memorial Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2004 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Corsicana with Father Edward R. Monk officiating.

He was born on November 6, 1926 in Lubbock, Texas. He was an independent Oil and Gas Landman.

Bobby was predeceased by his father, Wilson B. Waddell and his mother, Thelma Savage Waddell.

He is survived by his wife, Byron Cocke Waddell; by his son, Rob Waddell and wife, Amanda Waddell, of Friendswood; and his sister, Martha Ann Waddell Smith and husband, G. H. Smith of Mineola; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was an honor student in the Corsicana High School graduating class of 1944. In June of that year, he enrolled at the University of Texas. That semester, he was a member of the Longhorn Band. He said "The Wartime band was so desperate for members, that if you had your own instrument and a pair of white shoes to wear with the threadbare orange uniforms, you were in!

After one semester, he joined the U.S. Navy on October 31, 1944, just six days before his 18th birthday. He served for nearly two years, being discharged as a yeoman 2/C in San Diego where he had spent his entire naval career. his sea duty consisted of trips to Coronado Island on the ferry.

He returned to the University of Texas in September, 1946. In addition to his academic pursuits, he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. He was also editor of the CACTUS, the University of Texas year book, for the academic year 1949 - 1950. He received his B.A. Degree in English in June, 1950.

After his graduation, Bobby pursued a career in the oil business. He was employed by Tenneco Oil in Houston as an oil scout and landman. He was a member of the International Oil Scouts Association and the American Association of Petroleum Landmen. On May 25, 1957 he was married to Miss Byron Cheney Cocke in Corsicana.

In 1960, they returned to Austin and the University of Texas where he enrolled in the Graduate School of Business. He received a Master in Business Administration in 1962.

He subsequently was employed by Houston Farms Development Co.; and by the Southwest Research Institute, specializing in land-use studies. He later returned to Austin where he was an administrator in the General Land Office of the State of Texas. In 1978, he resigned and established his own business as an independent Landman. In 1986, he moved back to Corsicana where he continued as an oil and gas landman and consultant.

He was a member of the East Texas Landman's Association. He was a precinct chairman for the Navarro County Republican Party; one of the trustees for the Camp Wanica Trust; and a member of the Board of Directors of the Corsicana Public Library.

Those desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 North 14th Street, Corsicana, TX. 75110, or to the Corsicana Public Library, 100 North 12th Street, Corsicana, TX. 75110.

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Mary Frances Easley 
d. May 30, 2004

Mary Frances Easley, 76, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Sunday, May 30, 2004, in Bedford.

Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include husband, James M. Easley; son, Jimmie Easley and wife, Dow; son, Jackie Easley; daughter, Janet Hill; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends.

Arrangements by Bluebonnet Hills Funeral.

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Frank Richard Palmer, Sr. 
Apr 22, 1928 - Jun 2, 2004

Frank R. Palmer, 76, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2004, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Hale and Dr. Robert Webb officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bill Owen, Mike Jenkins, Billy McNabb, Ed Phinney, Fred Rasmussen and Bill Burleson.

Mr. Palmer was born April 22, 1928, in Dallas. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church and the Optimist Club. He enjoyed playing dominoes and was a very avid golfer. He retired from the Sherwin-Williams Paint Company as the credit manager after 34 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Dee Palmer; second wife, Nanny Ruth Palmer; sons, Frank Richard Palmer Jr. and Richard Paul Palmer; and daughter, Linda Ann Huddleston.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Palmer of Corsicana; sons, Dennis Palmer and wife Janice of Melissa and Don Palmer of Marlin; stepsons, Ron Carter of College Station and Larry Carter of Corsicana; stepdaughters, Becky Long of Streetman and Carolyn Brown of Fort Worth; 12 grandchildren including granddaughters Dana Nicholson of Barry and Jennifer Price and husband Rocky of Whitesville, N.C.; four great-grandchildren; brother, Cecil Palmer of Dallas; three nephews; and a big 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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Joe Michael Penney
Mar 17, 1955 - June 1, 2004

Joe Michael Penney, 49, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2004, in Corsicana.

Services are pending.

Mr. Penney was born March 17, 1955, in Corsicana. He was a member of the Shaker and Scraper Car Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.A. Penney Jr. and Joan Penney; and grandfather, J. A. Penney.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Penney of Corsicana; twin sons, Russell Ames Penney and Dustin James Penney, both of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Donna Penney of Lorena; grandmother, Mrs. J. A. Penney of Corsicana; father-in-law and wife, Willard and Annette Cox of Silver City; and mother-in-law, Jean Cox of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Joe Michael Penney

Joe Michael Penney, 49, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2004, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Richards, C.K. Miller, Dean Curry, Mark Barnes, Robert Smith, Sonny Brooks, Dennis Bryant and David Coley.

Mr. Penney was born March 17, 1955, in Corsicana. He was a member of the Shaker and Scraper Car Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.A. Penney Jr. and Joan Penney; and grandfather, J.A. Penney.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Penney of Corsicana; twin sons, Russell Ames Penney and Dustin James Penney, both of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Donna Penney of Lorena; grandmother, Mrs. J.A. Penney of Corsicana; father-in-law and wife, Willard and Annette Cox of Silver City; and mother-in-law, Jean Cox of Corsicana.

A video tribute to Mr. Penney may be viewed on the Internet by going to corleyfuneralhome.com. Select "obituaries" and click on the "Video Memorials: link. There is also an online guest book for your use.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Brenda B. Foley Iles

Brenda B. Foley Iles, 94, of Port Arthur passed away Sunday, May 30, 2004, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana. Christian committal and burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Johnson Memorial Cemetery in Groves. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Brenda B. Foley Iles, 94, of Port Arthur passed away Sunday, May 30, 2004, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana. Services will be noon Thursday at New Hope Baptist Church in Kerens with the Rev. Samuel Washington and the Rev. Wilson Balka officiating. Christian committal and burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Johnson Memorial Cemetery in Groves. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - June 2 & 3, 2004
  • Social Security Death Index: BRENDA F ILES 24 Jun 1909 30 May 2004 (V) 75151 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 456-74-2559 Texas

Josephine Turner

Josephine Turner of Streetman passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at Providence Hospital in Waco. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Streetman. Interment will follow at Birdston Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ray Clifton Goodman, Sr. 
Jun 22, 1938 - Jun 4, 2004

Ray C. Goodman

Ray C. Goodman, 65, of Corsicana passed away Friday, June 4, 2004 in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be noon Monday at Resthaven Memorial Park with Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating.

Mr. Goodman was born June 22, 1938 in Dallas. He was a member of the Corsicana Optimist Club. He was a veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Velma Goodman.

Survivors include son Ray C. "Chip" Goodman II of Corsicana; granddaughter Harley Kaye Goodman of Corsicana; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Sarah (Emmett) Enna
Nov 22, 1913 - Jun 4, 2004

Sarah Emmett Enna, 90, of Silver City passed away Friday, June 4, 2004 at her residence.

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

Rosary will be said at Calvary Hill Mausoleum in Dallas on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 at 1 p.m., followed by the Mass.

Ms. Enna was born Nov. 22, 1913 in Caldwell. After her marriage in 1935, she moved to Dallas, where she raised her family and worked side by side with her husband in their grocery business before moving to Silver City in 1985.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Vincent J. Enna in 1992, and by son Vincent A. Enna in 2001.

Survivors include sons Joe and wife Mary Frances of Garland and Paul and wife Barbara of Grand Prairie; daughters Josephine and husband George, Mary and husband Joel of Silver City and Sarah and husband Tom of Crystal Lake, Ill.; daughter-in-law Joella Enna of Dallas; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brother Joe Emmett and wife Dorothy of Dallas; numerous other family members; and a wonderful caregiver and friend, Avy Marie Davis.

Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Church in Corsicana, or to American Hospice.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Leila Marie (Hart) Douglas
Aug. 5, 1903 - June 2, 2004

Leila Marie Hart Douglas, a resident of Montgomery, Ala., died June 2, 2004. A native Texan, she was 100 years old, born in Corsicana, Aug. 5, 1903, the daughter of lra Ernest and Mamie Elizabeth Hart. She lived in Texas until 1980 when she moved to be near her son and daughter.

She will be buried at graveside services in Corsicana next to her husband, Robert Emmett Douglas Sr., at 3 p.m. today, June 6, 2004, with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Her great-grandson, Robert Emmett Douglas IV, also preceded her in death.

She is survived by her son, Robert Emmett Douglas Jr. and his wife, Jane, of Atlanta, Ga.; and her daughter Joan Douglas Bowling and her husband, Temple, of Montgomery, Ala.; six grandchildren, Robert Emmett Douglas III, and wife, Cherry, James Hambrick Douglas, Temple Bowling IV and wife, Janice, Melissa Bowling Tubbs, Stephen Douglas Bowling and wife, Shirley, and Laura Bowling Steiner and husband, John; 10 great-grandchildren, Mandy Douglas, Jim Douglas, Will Douglas, David Douglas, Temple Bowling V and wife, Kimberly, Elizabeth Hart Bowling, Jonathan Clark Bowling and wife, Jackie, Lisa Tubbs Turner and husband, Jeff, Stephanie Rae Bowling, and Liza Jane Bowling; five great-great grandchildren, Temple Bowling VI, WaIter Chandler Bowling, Tyner Elizabeth Bowling, Sarah Katharine Turner, and Charles Davis Turner; a sister, Mrs. William Miller Walton Sr. of Dallas; nephews, William Miller Walton Jr. and wife, Fan, of Dallas; Steven Hart and wife, Mary, of Lumberton, Michael Hart and wife, Lisa, of Beaumont; Timothy Hart and wife, Gretchen, of Dallas; sister-in-law, Mrs. Ernest Hart of Beaumont; and a number of grand nephews and nieces.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Estelle (Wilson) Conger 
Apr 22, 1916 - Jun 5, 2004

Estelle Conger, 88, of Kerens, passed away Saturday, June 5, 2004 at Kerens Care Center. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens with Rev. Dennis Mott officiating. Interment will follow at Long Prairie Cemetery.

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Estelle Conger, 88 of Kerens, passed away on Saturday, June 5 at Kerens Care Center.

Services were held on Monday, June 7, at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel, Reverend Dennis Mott officiating. Interment was at Long Prairie Cemetery

Pallbearers were Charles Paul, Eddie McNeese, Paul Holloway, Ken Scarbrough, Kenny Berry and Gary Auerbach.

Estelle was born on April 22, 1916 in Wood County, Texas.

She is survived by brothers John Wilson of Kerens, Howard Wilson of Barry and James Wilson of Corsicana. Sisters Mary Lou Paul of Kerens and Bessie Lee Tanner of Purdon and a number of nieces and nephew.


Janie (Ramirez) Smith

Janie Ramirez Smith, 53, of Corsicana passed away Friday, June 4, 2004 at Mother Francis Hospital in Tyler. Quiet hour will be 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Scott Funeral Home. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Scott Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ernest Betts officiating.

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Dorothy (Burbank) Johnson

Visitation for Dorothy Burbank Johnson will be 4 to 6 p.m. today at Waldo Funeral Home in Sherman. Graveside services for Mrs. Johnson will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 7 in the Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville with Dr. Thomas Peel, associate pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Sherman officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home. Mrs. Johnson, 97, passed away Friday, June 4 at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center.

Mrs. Johnson was born Feb. 18, 1907 in Houston. She was the fifth and youngest child of Fredrick Clement Burbank and Laura Mays Harlan Burbank. She was educated in Houston public schools, graduated from business school, and attended Sullins College in Bristol, Va. She taught shorthand and typing and at age 18 was secretary to the President of the Houston Grain Exchange.

In 1926 she married H. Frank C. Johnson in Houston. They established their home in Bellaire, then moved to Gainesville in 1949. Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker and also employed by the Soil Conservation Service's Gainesville office in the early 1960s. After her husband's death in 1969, she moved to Mesquite, Corsicana and Sherman to be near her daughter and family.

Mrs. Johnson attended Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral as a child, and was a charter member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church (1941-'49), Houston; an active member of First Presbyterian Church (1949-1972), Gainesville; an active member of the First Methodist Church (1973-1986), Corsicana; and more recently a member of the First United Methodist Church, Sherman.

She had a fine business mind and applied that talent to her affairs well into her 90s. She had a trained voice and sang on Houston radio before her marriage. Her many talents included a designers dressmaking ability, knitting and needlepoint. She believed that a good education, a strong work ethic and the ability to adjust were some of the keys to a successful life.

She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne Cain and son-in-law Bill C. Cain of Sherman; grandsons Michael S. Cain and wife Tina of Hillsboro, Brian C. Cain of Victoria and wife Kelly of Stephenville and Shannon C. Cain and wife Shannon of Sherman; grandchildren Blake and Chase Cain of Hillsboro, Caitlin and Charles and Lukas Cain of Stephenville, and Landon Cain of Sherman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Johnson; her parents; three young siblings; and her sister, Wilkie Burbank Manning.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to your favorite charity of First United Methodist Church, 401 N. Elm, Sherman, TX 75090.

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Emmaline "Emma" (Peden) Branham

Emma (Peden) Branham, 88, of Dawson passed away Sunday, June 6, 2004, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Mr. Jeff Monk officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Branham was born May 4, 1916, in Purdon to James and Quinnia (Mann) Peden. She married Troy Branham on Feb. 4, 1943, and they moved to Dawson in 1983 after having lived in Penelope. Mrs. Branham was a housewife and a seamstress. She was a very active member of First Baptist Church of Dawson where she was a 50-year member.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1987; sisters, Lorena Peden, Inez Peden, Derucia Mason and Ruth Peden Turner; and a brother, Sam Peden.

Survivors include nephew, John Henry Linehan and wife Ada of Cleburne; nieces, Margie L. Quinn of Hearne and Fredia Ann Steen and husband Harold of Corsicana; 16 great-nieces and nephews and 21 great-great-nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Lonnie W. Speegle
Jan 30, 1915 - Mar 5, 1970

LONNIE SPEEGLE DIES IN DALLAS

Funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 2 oclock in Corsicana for Lonnie W. Speegle, 55 year old native of Barry.  He died Thursday in Baylor Hospital in Dallas.  Revs. E. J. Speegle & G. W. Prather were the ministers.  Interment was in Dresden Cemetery with nephews as Casket Bearers.

Mr. Speegle was the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Speegle, prominent farmers of the Barry community.  He grew up in the area  attended Barry school.  During the 1940's he was a desk clerk at the Navarro Hotel, and at the time of death he was filling the same position with a Dallas hotel.

Survivors include 5 brothers, Lennie W. Speegle of Mabank, R. S. Speegle of Hobbs, N. M., A. L. Speegle of Portersville, Calif., Marvin Speegle of Monohans & E. J. Speegle of Santa, Calif.; 3 sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Farmer of Corsicana, Mrs. Bertha Elliott & Miss Ora Speegle, both of Ft Worth; one uncle, J. H. Franks of Oklahoma City.

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  • Paper unknown
  • There may be a mistake in this obit, there is a Dorothy Hornsby & a Laura Farmer buried next to the Speegle family.  These could be the same as listed as Dorothy Farmer.
  • Submitted by Anne Walton Wilson
  • Not Listed in Published Cemetery Records
  • Texas Death Index:
    Speegle   Lonnie   W      19700305   DALLAS   M 

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Speegle Service

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Lonnie W. Speegle, 55, Dallas hotel clerk who died there Thursday. Officiating were the Rev. E. J. Speegle and the Rev. G. W. Prather Jr. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery.

He was a former desk clerk at the Navarro Hotel.

Surviving are five brothers, three sisters, one uncle and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews were pallbearers. They are Otis and J. W. Speegle, H. C. and Bob Farmer, W. R. and L. J. Wright, John W. Elliott and Talmadge Powell.

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Manuel D. King

Manuel D. King, 63, of Kerens passed away Monday, June 7, 2004, at his residence. A memorial service will be announced. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Kierstyn Renee Shelburne

Kierstyn Renee Shelburne, infant, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2004, in Corsicana. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Elmo Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Guy E. Allison 

Guy E. Allison of Midland, formerly of Alpine, passed away Monday, June 7, 2004.

He was born July 12, 1917, to Ora Lee and Emmitt Allison in San Angelo. Guy attended school at Water Valley and McCamey. He served in the Navy during World War II. Guy was an electrician and horseman. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Midland. He formerly lived in Abilene, Lago Vista and Corsicana.

Guy is survived by his wife, Betty Allison of Midland; brother, John Allison of Odessa; sister, Bea Jones of California; niece, Gayle Harding of Mesquite; and other nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at Fairmount Cemetery in San Angelo with the Rev. Charles Wright officiating.

Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home, Midland.

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Naomi Juanita (Scott) Ballard

Naomi Juanita Ballard

Naomi Juanita Ballard, 72, of Corsicana passed away Friday, June 4, 2004, at her residence.

Wake services will be 7 p.m. Friday, June 11, at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 12, at Eastside Church of Christ, 906 E. 13th Ave., with Willie Wilmore officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Willie Robinson, Michael Hillery, Wycoff McAdams and Anthony Gray. Honorary pallbearers will be sons Floyd Ballard Jr., Lewis Ballard, Michael Ballard, Kenneth Ballard Sr., Donald Ballard Sr. and Paul Ballard Sr.

Mrs. Ballard was born Oct. 29, 1931, in Richland. She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 50 years, Floyd Ballard Sr.; parents, Louis and Mary Scott; three sisters, Rosetta Meadows, Hattie Mae Williams and Zenobia McGriff; and three brothers, Louis Scott Jr., Robert Scott and Leonard Mayfield.

Survivors include her six daughters, Gloria Deeds (Marshall), Hettie Ballard, and Paula Ballard, all of Corsicana, Rosetta Strain of Oceanside, Calif., Jennie Bailey (Joe) of Glenn Heights, and Naomi Jenkins (Willie) of Bunnell, Fla.; six sons, Floyd Ballard Jr. (Jerrilyn), Willie Michael Ballard (Angela), Kenneth Ballard Sr. (Sharon), and Paul Ballard Sr. (Joyce), all of Corsicana, Lewis F. Ballard (Julia) of Hinesville, Ga., and Donald E. Ballard Sr. (Julliett) of Midway, Ga.; 27 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; four sisters-in-law, Johnnie M. Ballard and Julia M. Ballard, both of Corsicana, and Ada Hawkins and Ruby Ballard, both of Dallas; one brother-in-law, Lonnie Ballard; and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Edna Mae Barlow
April 10, 1926 - June 5, 2004

Edna Mae Barlow, 78, of Dallas passed away Saturday, June 5, 2004, at Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

Wake services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Academy Church of God in Christ, 625 Elkhart, Dallas. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Birth Baptist Church, 444 W. Ledbetter, Dallas. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana.

Mrs. Barlow was born April 10, 1926, in Roane.

Survivors include her husband, Eddie Barlow of Dallas; children, Faye White, Edna Ferguson, Annette Levine, all of Dallas; other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Edna Mae Barlow

Edna Mae Barlow, 78, of Dallas passed away Saturday, June 5, 2004, at Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

Wake services will be held at 7 p.m. today at Academy Church of God in Christ, 625 Elkhart, Dallas. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Birth Baptist Church, 444 W. Ledbetter, Dallas. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana.

Mrs. Barlow was born April 10, 1926, in Roane.

Survivors include her husband, Eddie Barlow of Dallas; two sons, Bobby Kelley and Michael Kelley, both of Dallas; three daughters, Faye Kelley White, Edna Kelley Ferguson and Annette Kelley Levine, all of Dallas; one sister, Dorothy Bridge of Dallas; two brothers, Elder Earnest McGilvery of Fort Worth and Elder David Thompson of Corsicana; two aunts, Lorene Sanford and Betty Smith, both of Corsicana; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Olivette (Tucker) Prater-Putman 
Jan 4, 1920 - Jun 9, 2004

Olivette Putman

Olivette Putman, 84, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2004, in Corsicana.

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

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

Pallbearers will be Leslie Patterson, Danny Newland, Jack Jordan, Paul Feix, Bill Crawford and Albert Follis.

Mrs. Putman was born Jan. 4, 1920, in Corbet. She was a devoted member of Trinity Baptist Church of Corsicana. She taught Sunday school and served as the church secretary for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Parker; brother, Billy Boy Tucker; and sister, Sarah Stanley.

Survivors include her husband, Chester D. Putman of Corsicana; son, Doyle Parker of Corsicana; grandson, Stefan Parker of Corsicana; great-grandsons, Nicholas Parker, Garrett Parker and Dillon Parker, all of Corsicana; great-granddaughter, Stephanie Parker of Corsicana; brother, Shell Tucker of Garrett; and sister, Jean Feix of Mexia.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Hazel Preston
Dec 31, 1913 - Jun 4, 2004

Hazel Preston, 90, of Grand Terrace, Calif., passed away Friday, June 4, 2004, in Grand Terrace. Services were held in California and a private committal was held today at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Local arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - June 10, 2004
  • SSDI: HAZEL PRESTON 31 Dec 1913 04 Jun 2004 (V) 92313 (Grand Terrace, San Bernardino, CA) (none specified) 456-22-2120 Texas

Charlie N. Williams

Visitation for Charlie N. Williams will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Charlie Williams

Charlie Williams, 83, of Corsicana went to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 9, 2004.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Johnson of Hubbard and the Rev. Don Clark of Ennis officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike Young, Ronnie Lee, Jimmy Boyd, Stacy Williams, Eddie Williams, Robert Wiggins, J. J. Johnson and Jeremy Clark.

Mr. Williams was born Dec. 12, 1920, in Kerens. He was the owner and operator of Williams Electric and was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God. He loved playing his guitar for the Lord.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Patsy Middleton.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years, eight months and 25 days, Mary Ann Williams. He was the sunlight of her life. Other survivors include two sons, Stevie Ray Williams and Donnie Williams of Corsicana; one daughter, Kathy Robinson of Rice; one brother, O. Z. Williams of Middleburg, Fla.; one half-brother, Roger Williams of Corsicana; one aunt, Marie Smith of Kerens; one uncle, Curtis Penny of Retreat; seven grandchildren, Rosie Burney, Shelly Benjamin, Mark Williams of Harrisburg, Pa., Eddie Williams, Stacy Williams of Corsicana, Elizabeth Williams of Clarksville, Tenn., and Melissa Hunt of Dawson; 15 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many loving friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Regina M. Wafer

Regina M. Wafer, born May 26, 1963, in Corsicana passed away June 6, 2004. She received her education in the Corsicana ISD between 1969-1980, and was a 1981 graduate of South Oak Cliff High School in Dallas. She furthered her education at Cedar Valley College receiving her associate's degree in early childhood development. She proudly served as a member of the teaching staff at DeSoto Private School, Maryview Academy and Just for Kids. In May 2000 she joined the Texas Department of Human Resources as a Texas work advisor. In addition to full-time employment in the field of education, she worked part time for several local retailers. Regina, at a very early age, confessed her faith and worshiped with her mother and other family members at Freedom Fellowship Church, Corsicana, under the leadership of Pastor Jessie R. Williams.

She leaves to cherish her memories: A loving mother, Eula Wafer; sister, Renita Wafer; two brothers, David Wafer (Trlica) and Simeon Wafer; two great-aunts, Rosie Mae Thomas and Juanita Banks; one aunt, Rose Anna Oliver; one uncle, Jesse Maurice Watts; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at Kingdom Harvest COGIC, 215 N. Masters, Dallas. Visitation will be held from noon to 8:30 p.m. today at the Paradise Funeral Home, 3910 S. Lancaster Rd., Dallas. Frankie L. Washington, funeral director in charge.

Arrangements by Paradise Funeral Home, Dallas.

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Flossie Hazard McFadden

Flossie Hazard McFadden, 98, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2004, in Corsicana. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Eastland Cemetery in Eastland. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Milton Anderson  McAfee 

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