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Jessie Doris (Young) Austin
Mar 3, 1919 - Aug 16, 2004

Jessie Doris Austin of DeSoto passed away Aug. 16, 2004. Born March 3, 1919, in Jacksonville, she was preceded in death by her son, W. B. Austin Jr. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, W. B. Austin Sr.; sons, Clinton A. Austin and wife, Jeanette, James Wayne Austin, Dudley Lynn Austin and wife, Lee, and John Gerald Austin; granddaughters, Kathryn and Sarah; and grandsons, Kirk, Kyle, Kevin, Chase and Bryant.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Jaynes Memorial Chapel in Duncanville.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Billy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Aug 18, 2004
  • On the Cemetery Marker, her husband is William B. Sr. [Obituary] and their son is William B. Austin Jr., There is another William Bryant Austin (1884 - 1934) at Oakwood

Cathy Ann Bennett
Jan 16, 1952 - Aug 16, 2004

Cathy Ann Bennett, 52, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, at Kerens Care Center.

Services were 10 a.m. today at Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Curtis Gilbert and the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment followed at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Herchel Faucett, Jim Davis, Ronald Sykes, Don Taylor, Ned Balcome and Bill Baldwin.

Ms. Bennett was born Jan. 16, 1952, in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her father, Joe Bennett; mother, Ann Bennett; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Bennett and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Barlow; six uncles and three aunts.

Survivors include her mother, Nelda E. Bennett of Corsicana; brothers, J. Wayne Bennett and wife Carol of Giddings and Billy Dee Bennett of Burleson; uncles and aunts, Betty and Don Taylor of Emhouse, Jim and Jodie Barlow, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gafford, Ruby Barlow and Ruth Norwood, all of Corsicana; special cousin, Nancy Brown of Dickinson; special friend, Jim Davis; and a number of other cousins and friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Freddie H. Muirhead
July 8, 1917 - Aug 15, 2004

Freddie H. Muirhead was born July 8, 1917, in Corsicana to Thaddeus and Nora (Flynn) Muirhead. He passed away Aug. 15, 2004, in Dallas, at the age of 87. Fred was retired from Sunset Paint & Body in 1979. He was a 32nd degree mason and a Hella Temple shriner.

Fred is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dale Muirhead of Dallas; children, Rosemary Mummert, Fred Muirhead Jr. and his wife Sharyn, William L. Muirhead, and Sherrie Jenkins and her husband James; grandchildren, Steven Mummert and wife Samantha, Holly Muirhead, Eric Muirhead and his wife Ammie, Scott Muirhead, Amy Stewart and her husband Greg, and Jonathan Jenkins; great-grandchildren, Michael, Amanda, Max and Payton; his twin brother, Eddie Muirhead; sisters, Thelma Turner, Estelle Lively, Lydia Martin and Adoree ; and niece, Theresa Shugart.

The funeral service as 11 a.m. today at Jaynes Memorial Chapel in Duncanville with Pastor Ritchie Pruehs and Chaplain Jennifer Holder officiating. Burial will be 4 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Arrangements by Jaynes Memorial Chapel, Duncanville.

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Myrtle Absher
Oct 29, 1924 - Aug 17, 2004

Myrtle Absher, 79, of Houston and formerly of Kerens, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at Hospice of Houston Inpatient Unit in Houston. Services are pending with Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Billy Portis Sr.

Billy Portis Sr., 64, of Corsicana passed away Aug. 13, 2004, at his residence. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20, at Eastside Church of Christ, 906 E. 13th Ave., with Brother Willie Wilmore officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Lillard 'L.J.' Cyrus

Lillard 'L.J.' Cyrus, 80, of Corsicana passed away Aug. 13, 2004, at VA Hospital in Dallas. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Graveside rites will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Streetman. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Velma D. (Simpson) Orsak

Velma D. Orsak

Velma D. Orsak of Liverpool passed away Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, in Clute at the age of 86.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Palms Funeral Home with Brother Carroll Grigsby officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gary and Pat Orsak and Darrell Quinn.

Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Velma was born to E. L. and Minnie Millican Simpson in Kerens. She was an area resident for 50 years. Velma loved housework, flowers, gardening, cooking and baking. She also loved dancing and the color orange.

Surviving are her husband, Cyril J. Orsak; son, Jerrell Quinn and wife Betty Jo of Hewitt; stepsons, Gary Orsak and wife Dorothy of Liverpool and Pat Orsak and wife Melinda of Liverpool; stepdaughter, Diane Lucas of Alvin; brother-in-law, Gene Berry of Trinidad; sister, Thelma Smith and husband Everett of Trinidad; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Palms Funeral Home, Angleton.

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Chlorene Vaughn Harwood

Chlorene Harwood, 103, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Harwood was born Oct. 14, 1900, in Georgetown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Vernon Harwood; and sons, John Vernon Harwood Jr. and Donald Ray Harwood.

Survivors include her grandsons, Mike Harwood and wife Morganna of Corsicana, David Harwood of Tyler and Ronny Harwood; granddaughter, Donna Harwood of Dallas; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Chlorene Vaughn Harwood

Chlorene Vaughn Harwood, 103, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating.

Chlorene Vaughn Harwood was born Oct. 14, 1900, in Georgetown. Her father, in the mid-1800s, had been a circuit rider preacher in Navarro County and had lived in Kerens and Dresden.

In her early childhood the family moved to Hamlin where she graduated from high school. Upon graduation, she attended business school in Tyler. After completing business school she moved to Mexia to work in the city offices. Here she married John V. Harwood, who owned and operated a Gulf station on Milam Street, and they lived there until 1945 when they moved to Hillsboro to take up farming.

They moved to Corsicana in 1979 and lived near Navarro College on West Collin Street. She lived here, cared for herself, and drove until age 97 when she moved to assisted living as one of the first residents of Heritage Oaks.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Vernon Harwood; and two sons, John Vernon Harwood Jr. and Donald Ray Harwood.

Survivors include her grandsons, Mike Harwood and wife Morganna of Corsicana, David Harwood of Tyler and Ronnie Harwood; granddaughter, Donna Harwood of Dallas; and numerous great-grandchildren.

The family requests that memorial contributions be may be made to First Baptist Church Mission Fund, 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Guy Keeton Lansford
Sep 10, 1915 - Aug 18, 2004

Guy Lansford

Guy Keeton Lansford passed away peacefully at home in Richland surrounded by his loving family Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Jonnye Lansford; and daughter, Zoe Lansford Cofer.

Born Sept. 10, 1915, to John and Ella Lansford in Limestone County, "Pappy" was blessed with a full, wonderful life including daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Charles Ray of Richland; and grandchildren, Terrie Ray Wylie and husband Mike, Jill Ray Rash and husband Gene of Richland, Kelly Cofer and wife Kathy of Tupelo, Miss., and Jan Cofer London and husband Stephen of Katy. He will also be missed by sisters, Faye Eddins of Corsicana and LaRea Dickson of Irving; his 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Guy began his adulthood in 1933. A junior in high school, he married his high school sweetheart, Jonnye Cunningham, who at the time was a senior. They both quit Richland High School and Guy began working full time at the family-owned Richland Store. He later bought the store from his father, John Lansford, and continued to operate it for the next 50 years with the help of his wife, Jonnye, while also managing the 7L Ranch. Daughters Kay and Zoe would soon help operate the family business with grandchildren to follow.

Throughout his long accomplished life, Guy would experience the Great Depression, oil booms, baby booms, and Prohibition. He served as mayor of Richland for 15 years and held a seat on the Navarro County Lake Planning and Zoning Commission for 10 years. Guy was a man of humor, a loving father and grandfather who after retirement enjoyed being surrounded by his family, traveling, and playing dominoes with friends in Streetman.

Pappy will be missed, but his life will carry on in all of us.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana with graveside following at Richland Cemetery. The Rev. Nanette Wyatt and Brother Bill Honea will be officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will include great-grandsons, Marlon Cockerell and Bryce London, and nephews, Bob Dickson and Jody Farmer, as well as Kenny Hughes and Jimmy Rash. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Bryant, Arthur Patrick and the Streetman Domino Boys.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Shirley Fern Millican
Jan 27, 1923 - Aug 19, 2004

Shirley Fern Millican, 81, of Euless passed away Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, in Euless.

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

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

Mr. Millican was born Jan. 27, 1923. He was a member of the VFW in Euless.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Coreen Campbell; daughter, Shirleen Millican; and granddaughter, Lori Houston.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha Millican of Euless; son, James Gammill of Hurst; daughters, Carolyn Chase of Euless and Sherry Davis of Granbury; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Rita Maxwell of Wilmer.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Minnie Cleo (Farish) Brown
Jul 25, 1916 - Aug 20, 2004

Cleo Brown

Cleo Brown, 88, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Aug. 20, 2004 at Twilight Nursing Home.

Visitation is 3 to 6 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Cryer Creek Cemetery with Darel Lee officiating.

Pallbearers will be Allan Brown, Gary Brown, Adam Brown, Jason Graham, Larry Farish and Ronald Lynch.

Mrs. Brown was born July 25, 1916 in Cryer Creek. She loved the Lord and walked in Christian life every day. She was a loving mother and caregiver. She was a member of the Emhouse Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fate Brown; brothers, Hoss Farish and Dudler Farish; and sister, Wilmer Lee.

Mrs. Brown is survived by sons and wives, George Brown, Jim Roy and Joyce Brown, Bobby Don and Mary Sue Brown, Terry and Linda Brown, and Danny Brown, all of Corsicana; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Johnny Lynch of Blooming Grove, Betty Ann Collins of Kilgore and Tommy Dean Wheeler of Tyler; and brother, Wendell Farish of San Antonio.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Jimmie "Honey" Gan
abt 1921 - Aug 19, 2004

Jimmie "Honey" Gan, 83, of Midland passed away Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with the Rev. Chad Barr officiating. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Midland. Arrangements by Pipkin Funeral Home, Midland.

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Gary Dewayne Eldridge

Gary Dewayne Eldridge, 41, of Savannah, GA., died on Thursday, August 19, 2004 at his home in Savannah, GA. Memorial Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004 at 13th Avenue Christian Church in Corsicana. Arrangements by Baker Funeral Home, Savannah.

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Harold A. Noyes Jr.

Harold A. Noyes Jr., 88, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, Aug. 20, 2004 in Corsicana. Memorial services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

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Robert L. Weathersby

Robert L. Weathersby, 89, of Dayton passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2004, in Liberty after an extended illness. He was a native and longtime resident of Dallas. Before moving to Dayton four years ago, Mr. Weathersby had lived 15 years in Corsicana. He was retired from Fort Worth Steel where he was a wooden pattern maker. He continued his wonderful talents with wood into his retirement, carving many items including mantels for his daughters, a cradle and many carved birds.

Graveside service for Mr. Weathersby will be 2 p.m. today at Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas.

Mr. Weathersby was preceded in death by his wife, Margie; daughter, Pat Vines; and brother, C. E. Weathersby.

He is survived by his daughter, Pam Weathersby Brown and husband Bernie of Dayton; brother, Jerry Langbine; grandchildren, Jennifer Brown Davis and husband Ken, Brian Brown, Gregg Vines and Glenn Vines; great-grandchildren, Jamie Vines, Jason Vines, Jacob Vines and Jimmy Vines; and two nephews, Paul Weathersby and Steve Weathersby.

Arrangements by Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, Dayton.

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Thomas Garland Richardson Jr.
Dec 15, 1939 - Aug 21, 2004

Thomas Garland Richardson Jr., 64, of Mabank passed away Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004 at East Texas Medical Center, Athens.

Visitation will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery with Charles Gates officiating.

Pallbearers are Robert Richardson, Charles Carter Sr., Charles Carter Jr., Aaron Samuelson, Randy Crow and Scott Crow.

Mr. Richardson was born Dec. 15, 1939 in Roane.

Mr. Richardson is survived by his wife, Virginia Richardson; mother, Ruby Richardson, son, Robert Richardson, all of Mabank; daughters, Connie Housewrith of Royce City and Patricia Jones of Fredericksurg; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Carolyn Carter of Phalba.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Siri Ann (Harvasty) Zimmerman-Thornton
Feb 4, 1945 - Aug 21, 2004

Siri Ann Harvasty Thornton, 59, of Powell died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004.

She was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from Edison High School in San Antonio in 1962 and then continued her education at San Antonio Junior College and later at North Texas State University, majoring in education. She was always interested in the education of herself as well as others and to assist her fellowman with whatever knowledge she possessed.

She appeared on the Heron B. Smith variety show as a young child, where she sang and danced her way into the hearts of many.

She is survived in death by her sister, Nina Louise Burke of Bryant, Ark.; daughter, Jeannette Louise Spitler, and grandson, Alexander Spitler, of Liberty; four wonderful stepchildren, who she loved and raised as her own, Carroll David Thornton of Castle Rock, Colo., Edward Leon Thornton of Cushing, Thea Maria Hatley of Dublin, Ga., and Julia Dow Kessler of Childress; and 13 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Stephen and Helen Louise Harvasty; and a daughter, Marci Ann Zimmermann.

Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with President Jerry Newsome from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Jimmie Lee "Jim" Lusk
Jun 20, 1920 - Aug 20, 2004

Jim Lusk, 84, of Dallas passed away Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Pelham with the Rev. Charles Kelly officiating. Interment will follow at Pelham Community Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Aug 24, 2004
  • Social Security Death Index: JIM LUSK 20 Jun 1920 20 Aug 2004 (V) 75211 (Dallas, Dallas, TX) 76648 (Hubbard, Hill, TX) 463-26-6455 Texas

Abe Lafayette Andrews
May 5, 1945 - May 4, 1872

A. L. Andrews (1872 – 1945)

Abe Lafayette Andrews, 73 , died at his home, May 4, 1945. He was born May 5, 1872 in Van Zandt County, TX to Bill and Mary J. Strokes Andrews.
He was preceeded in death by two sons, LeRoy Andrews, who died in France during World War I and Oscar Colquette Andrews who died October 8, 1936.
Abe is survived by his wife, Maggie Brown Andrews: eight sons; William Chalmers “Chuck” Andrews, Admiral Dewey Andrews, Eddie Lee Andrews, Marshall William “Bill” Andrews, Joe Bailey Andrews, David Hutson Andrews, Grover Hayes “ Jinks” Andrews and Homer Lafayette “Buddy” Andrews: three daughters; Viola Andrews Odom , Lena Mae Andrews Roberson & Rose Andrews : ten grandsons and eight granddaughters.
Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Navarro County, TX.

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A. L. ANDREWS DIED ON FRIDAY MORNING; BURIAL ON SUNDAY

A. L. Andrews, aged 72 years, died at his residence, 820 West Thirteenth avenue Friday morning. Funeral services will be held Sunday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Prior to moving to Corsicana about 10 years ago, the family resided at Roane.

Surviving are his wife, eight sons, W. C. Andrews, Vernon; A. D. Andrews, Kilgore; E. L., M. W. and J. B. Andrews, all of Corsicana; D. H., G. H. and Homer Andrews, all of Houston; three daughters, Miss Rosa Lee Andrews and Mrs. M. L. Odom, both of Corsicana and Mrs. H. B. Robinson, Roane, and a number of other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

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RITES SET SUNDAY FOR A. L. ANDREWS; DIED ON FRIDAY

Funeral services for A. L. Andrews, 72, who died Friday at his home, 820 West Thirteenth Avenue, will be held from the First Christian church Sunday at 2 p.m., with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. O. Harmon, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife, eight sons, three daughters, and a number of other relatives.

The Woodmen will have charge of the services at the grave and will be pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

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RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR A. L. ANDREWS; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for A. L. Andrews, aged 72 years, who died at his home, 820 West Thirteenth avenue, Friday morning were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Christian church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Harmon, pastor of the church.

Prior to moving to Corsicana a number of years ago, the family resided in the Roane community.

Surviving are his wife, eight sons, W. C. Andrews, Vernon; A. D. Andrews, Kilgore; E. L., M. W., and J. B. Andrews, all of Corsicana; D. H., G. H., and Homer Andrews all of Houston; three daughters Miss Rosa Lee Andrews and Mrs. M. L. Odom, both of Corsicana and Mrs. L. H. Robinson, Roane; two sisters, Mrs. Amelia Thrailkill, Kemp, and Mrs. Jim Henry, Ringgold, Texas; a brother, E. Andrews, Corsicana and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Oney Purvis Glasgow
Jan 8, 1902 – Aug 31, 1950

Oney Purvis Glasgow, 48 , died August 31, 1950 at his home in Dallas.

He was born January 8, 1902 in Bazette, to Robert Sanders and Sarah Catherine Underwood Glasgow.  He married Gladys Brown of Powell on August 13, 1922, daughter of  S. H. & Blanche Armstrong Brown.

He is preceded in death by his parents and infant son, Oney Marion Glasgow.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys;  son, Robert S. and wife, Pauline Glasgow;  four daughters,  Juanita & husband, Bud Birdwell:  Naomi & husband, Cecil Smith:  Mary Ann Glasgow  &  Sarah Glasgow,all of Dallas.

He is also survived by three grandsons:  Ronnie Glasgow ; Melvin Bridwell, Jr  and Donnie Smith:  two granddaughters; Linda Glasgow  &  Sharon Smith:  two brothers; Martin & Sam Glasgow:  one sister; Pearl Glasgow Ray.

Burial was on September 2, 1950 ,  in the Prairie Point Cemetery at Bazette where his parents are buried.

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Gladys Annie (Brown) Glasgow Grasham 
Jun 15, 1903 – Jun 30, 1989

Gladys Glasgow Grasham, 86 , of Garland, died June 30, 1989, in Mesquite Tree Nursing Home.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dudley M. Hughes Funeral Home in Garland.  Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazette.

She was born June 15, 1903, in Meade. OK to S. H. and Blanche Armstrong Brown.  She married Oney P. Glasgow, August 13, 1922, and Charlie LaFayette Grasham, February 28, 1953.

She was preceded in death by her parents, infant son, Oney Marion Glasgow, husband, Oney P. Glasgow, son-in-law, Cecil Smith and 2nd husband, Charlie Grasham.

     Survivors include: one son, Robert Glasgow of Irving;  four daughters, Juanita Glasgow Bridwell of San Francisco, CA,  Mary Glasgow Adams of  Garland,  Naomi Glasgow Smith of  Mesquite and Sarah Glasgow Goode of  Forney:  five sisters,  Sybil Brown Lewis, Esther Brown Baker and Harriet Brown Ray, all of Corsicana, Mae Brown Mosher of Anahuac, and Etta Brown of  Powell:  twenty grandchildren and several great-grandchildren: many nieces and nephews.

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Elizabeth "Betty" (Anthony) Maxwell
Sep 6, 1915 - Aug 22, 2004

Elizabeth (Betty) Anthony Maxwell of Austin died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at the age of 87. She was born Sept. 6, 1915, in Dallas.

A 1936 graduate of Southern Methodist University, majoring in music, she was married that same year to Parmer Bruce Maxwell of New Rochelle, N.Y., a graduate of Dartmouth College. They had six children, Ray Anthony Maxwell and Ana (Nancy) Maxwell, both of Austin, Bonnie (Mary Catherine) Maxwell-Craig of San Antonio, Parmer Bruce Maxwell Jr. (Raul) of Puerto Rico, Marc Maxwell of Corsicana and Grace Maxwell-Brooks of Phoenix, Ariz.

Betty, an accomplished pianist, taught music for many years in Corsicana. She also played the piano at Sunday school in Corsicana's Westminster Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents Marc and Allene Sparks Anthony of Dallas, her sister Mildred, and a grandson.

She is also survived by her sisters, Mary Lee Koltz of Boulder, Colo., and Nancy Grinnas Dorie of Dallas; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Austin-Peel and Son Chapel in Austin. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Sparkman-Hillcrest Cemetery in Dallas.

Arrangements by Austin-Peel and Son Funeral Home, Austin.

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Charles L. Bolts
Jan 3, 1927 - Aug 21, 2004

Charles L. Bolts, 77, of Dallas passed away Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at Baylor Medical Center.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at Scott Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Otis Darnell officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be nephews and friends.

Mr. Bolts was born Jan. 3, 1927, in Thornton. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. He maintained his livelihood as a cabinet maker.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two siblings, Johnnie Mae Carter and Jessie Young; and two nephews, Clifford "Cookie" Young and Early "Bird" Young.

Survivors include one sister, Irene Batts; two children, Willie Ray Alexander and Tressa Blair; two nephews, Willie Ray Batts (Shelby) and Billy Wayne Young (Gussie); two nieces, Barbara Stovall (Gregory) and Edna Young; and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Nell (Butler) Rawlinson

Nell Butler Rawlinson, 91, of Fort Worth passed away Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, in Fort Worth. Memorial services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

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Glendon Douglas Putman
Oct 7, 1924 - Aug 26, 2004

Glendon Douglas Putman, 79, of Navarro Mills passed away Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Harold Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Russell Putman, Christopher Anderson, Kevin Putman, Peter Bryan Putman, Glendon Charles Allen and Morgan Putman.

Mr. Putman was born Oct. 7, 1924, in Corsicana to Artie Newton Putman and Hettie Lou Oden Putman. He was employed by the Corsicana Independent School District for many years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Marie Putman; son, Douglas Neil Putman; sisters, Cordina Woods and Mildred Putman; and brother, Artie Putman Jr.; and his parents.

Survivors include his sons, William Ray Putman and Jerry Lynn Putman, both of Corsicana, and Joe Dean Putman of Roane; daughters, Wanda Marie Allen of Wortham and Bertha Sue Anderson of Pursley; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Ralph Putman of Navarro Mills, Donald Putman of Jefferson and Chester Putman of Corsicana; and sisters, Betty Joe Brisco of Rule and Dorris Jean Wheat of Abilene.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Barney O. Williams
Feb 23, 1927 - Aug 25, 2004

Barney O. Williams, 77, of Austin passed away Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at a San Marcos nursing home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Bellmead Funeral Home Chapel, 809 LaClede, Waco, with the Rev. Ted Bosworth officiating. Interment will follow at Waco Memorial Park.

Mr. Williams was born Feb. 23, 1927, in Winkler. He married Lillian J. Smithey Oct. 16, 1954, in Mertens. He retired from the Air Force in 1966 after 20 years of service and then worked at Bergstrom Air Force Base until 1989. He was a member of the VFW and Onion Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Lillian J. Williams of Austin; daughter, Penny French and husband Rodney of Cedar Creek; son, Steven Williams and wife Angie of Corpus Christi; sister, Beatrice Chamb of Wills Point; five grandchildren, James, Dustin, Jennifer, Amy and Kristie; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Bellmead Funeral Home, Waco.

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Johnnie Mae (Shelton) Butler
Jan 4, 1925 – Jan 10, 1979

Johnnie Shelton Butler died in Dallas on January 10, 1979 of cancer.
She was born January 4, 1925 in Powell to Johnnie Mack & Maudy Mae Brown Shelton. After her parents divorce, she lived with her grandparents, S. H. & Blanche Brown in Powell. She married Lamar Butler June 7, 1945 in Corsicana.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lamar, in 1975, her step-father, John Wesley Glasgow, and her grandparents. She is survived by one son, Ben Butler; two daughters: Betty and husband Kenneth Moore-field of Dallas, Virginia and husband, David Dodson of Tyler; three grandchildren: Gary Moorefield , Trace Dodson & Ann Dodson; two brother: Bill Shelton of Corsicana and Edward Shelton of Kemp; mother, Maudy Mae Mosher of Wylie; two half-sisters, Pauline Glasgow Alexander & Grace Glasgow Chandler; and many relatives in Navarro County.
Services are January 11, 1979 at Burks-Walker-Tippit Chapel under the direction of Rev. Dennis Barnes. Burial is in the Edom Cemetery in Van Zandt County.

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John Wesley Glasgow
Jul 20, 1875 – Jan 25, 1949

John W. Glasgow Rites Wednesday At Purdon Church

Funeral services for John W. Glasgow, aged 73 years, who died at his home in Purdon Tuesday morning, were held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock from Prairie Point Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Walter Martin of Fort Worth.
A native of Tennessee, Glasgow had resided at Purdon the past 22 years.
Surviving are his 2nd wife, Mae, of Purdon, two sons; W. A. Glasgow of Temple, OK, and E. L. Glasgow of Tulsa, OK; two step-sons, E. E. Shelton of Dallas, and W. E. Shelton of Houston: two daughters, Mrs. O. C. (Pauline) Alexander and Miss Grace Glasgow, both of Purdon; a step-daughter, Mrs. Lamar Butler of Waco: 20 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren: five brothers, W. J. Glasgow, Athens; J. C. Glasgow, Corsicana; R. M. Glasgow, Temple, OK; Sam Glasgow, Bazette; O. P. Glasgow, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Kate Niles, Wichita Falls, & Mrs. Pearl Ray, Corsicana and other relatives.
Nephews were pallbearers. Corley Funeral Home directed.

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  • John Wesley Glasgow was born July 20, 1875 in TN to Robert Sanders and Mary (Brooks) Glasgow. He died January 25, 1949. His 1st wife was Annie Elba Rogers.
    He married 2nd, Maudy Mae (Brown) Shelton, October 8, 1927 in Navarro Co.
  • Submitted by Melba Brown Love, cousin

Merrill E. Brown
Nov 26, 1923 - Aug 27, 2004

Merrill E. Brown passed away at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at the age of 80, following a lengthy illness.

Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. today at Pattison Cemetery, with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Mr. Brown was born Nov. 26, 1923, in Emhouse was a graduate of Emhouse High School. He was a lifelong resident of the Corsicana area. During World War II he served in the Navy. He was retired from the Hickory House restaurant.

Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Gerald W. and Joann Brown of Ennis; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cedar Lake/Vital Signs, 625 N. Main St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Vera B. (Sherrard) Price

Vera B. Price

Vera B. Price, 85, of Conyers, Ga., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Oakwood Cemetery, with Bro. Bill Honea officiating.

Mrs. Price was a homemaker. She was an aviator with a pilot's license; She was very active in golf and scored at Disenyworld Tournaments for 25 years, where she received a pin for 25 years of service as a Scorer. She had the "gift of outreach and love for others" that were embraced as member of her own family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bates and Bettie Matilda Sherrard; brothers, Thomas Everett and Melvin Sherrard.

Survivors include two daughters and son-in-laws, Anne Price and John B. Davis of Covington, Ga., and Sandy and Thomas Peters of East Lansing, MI; two brothers, Roland Leslie Sherrard of Corsicana, and Cody Russell Sherrard of Farmers Branch; two sisters, Rosa Mae Treadwell of Irving and Bettie Beatrice Miller of Conyers, Ga.; grand-daughters Jill Sherrard Head, Stormy Peters and Dana Peters; and two great grand-children.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Portsbridge Hospice, 1374 Manchester Dr., Conyers, Ga. 30012. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Aug 29, 2004
  • SSDI: VERA PRICE 02 Sep 1918 26 Aug 2004 (V) 30013 (Conyers, Rockdale, GA) (none specified) 467-58-1272 Texas

Sue York

Sue York, 76, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004 at her residence. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. York was a member of First Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe D. York; and son, Ronald A. York.

Survivors include son, Stephen York of Corsicana; two grand-children, Hilary and Cameron York of Corsicana; and sister, Johnilu Love of Kerville. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Melba Mozelle (Osborne) Gonzales  

Mrs. Mozelle Osborne Gonzales went to be with the Lord on August 28, 2004. Born and raised in Frost and Corsicana, TX, she moved to San Antonio in 1942. Her priorities were God, family and community. Mozelle joined First Baptist Church when she moved to San Antonio. She belonged to the WMU, taught Sunday School and Training Union and served on many committees. In later years, she was unable to attend services, but enjoyed the television ministry. Mozelle was active in her children's lives, working in PTA (on the local, district and state levels), as a leader with the Girl Scouts, as well as with church youth activities. She was a community leader in children's and youth's needs; she was active in the League of Women Voters, AACOG, National Association of Parliamentarians and served as a board member for Youth Alternatives. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and other crafts and one of her passions was genealogy. Mozelle worked for many years with the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society where she was Librarian while searching for her family history. She belonged to Daughters of the Republic of Texas, United Daughters of the Confederacy and Daughters of the American Revolution. Mozelle was predeceased by her four brothers, Leon, J.C., Hugh Lynn and Lester and by her daughter, Kaye. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Al; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jan and John O'Neill, Alynn and Todd Luttrall; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Velma Gonzales; grandsons, Jeff O'Neill and spouse Elizabeth, Travis Wilson, Abe Graustein, Jonathon Griffith, Christopher Johnson; sisters, Edythe Kirtley and Anne Pattison; half-sister, Peggy Duke; many cousins, nieces, nephews and loving friends. Visitation will begin at 5:00 P.M. on Monday, August 30, 2004 at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North. Services will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Mission Burial Park North. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to First Baptist Church Television Ministry or First Baptist Church Library. Mission Park Funeral Chapels North.

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  • Express News, San Antonio, Texas, Monday August 30, 2004

  • Daughter of Ellis Baden Osborne & Ysleta "Leta" (McKinney) Osborne


Jo Ellen (Rasmussen) Friedman

Jo Ellen Friedman

Jo Ellen Friedman, 71, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, in Houston.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis Paul and Marie McIntire Rasmussen.

Survivors include her son, Robert Thomas Hendricks III of Galveston; daughter and son-in-law, Roxanne Marie and Karl Craig of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Michael Louis and Earleene Hendricks of Mount Selman; daughter and son-in-law, Joy Dannette Friedman and John Gonzales of Corsicana; brother, Bobby Paul Rasmussen of Galveston; grandchildren, Theresa Hendricks, Andrew Craig, Tabatha Hendricks, Angela Helm, Karyn Craig, Chris Hendricks, Matthew Craig, Brittany Friedman, Amanda Craig, Samantha Gonzales and Christopher Gonzales; great-grandchildren, Brent Helm, Jacob Klein, Clayton Lawler, Bailey Helm, Megan Miller and Trevor Craig; nephew, Mark Rasmussen of Santa Fe. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Richard Cook

Richard Cook, 42, of Richland passed away Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, in Tyler. A private family Memorial will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Tyler Memorial Funeral Home.

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Janie Hollifield

Janie Hollifield, 76, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, at Corley Funeral Home. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Hamilton H. Houck
Dec 19, 1915 - Aug 27, 2004

Hamilton Harold Houck, 88, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, in Corsicana. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Riley Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton with the Rev. Wesley Jones officiating. Burial followed in Old IOOF Cemetery in Hamilton.

Pallbearers were James Bradford Houck, Martin Jeffery Quiram, Dennis Daniel Quiram, Martin Jeffery Quiram Jr., Bobby Ray Massingill and Jimmy Don Massingill.

Mr. Houck was born Dec. 19, 1915, in Hamilton. He was the son of C.E. Houck and Minnie Smith Houck.

On Nov. 15, 1939, he was united in marriage to Sarah Harris. They have shared over 64 years of life together. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. Hamilton was a veteran of United States Marine Corps serving during World War II. He retired from Gulf Oil after 30 years of service as a transport driver. He was an active member of Dawson Masonic Lodge No. 155 as long as his health permitted and Baptist by faith.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah Harris Houck of Corsicana, and one son, James Harold Houck of Hubbard. He is also survived by two grandchildren, James Bradford Houck of Denton and Rhonda Sue Houck of Carrollton.

His parents, four sisters and three brothers preceded him in death.

Arrangements by Riley Funeral Home, Hamilton.

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Dessie O'Dena (Bennett) Adkins
Feb 2, 1923 - Sep 1, 2004

Dessie O'Dena Adkins

Dessie O'Dena Adkins, 81, of Navarro County passed away Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004 at her residence.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004 at Porter Chapel in Wortham with the Rev. Terry L. Colwell officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Wortham Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Randle Adkins, Larry Adkins, J.C. Bannister, David Bannister, Gary Bannister and Kevin Adkins.

Mrs. Adkins was born Feb. 2, 1923 at Pisqui Ridge. She graduated valedictorian of her high school class and received her nursing degree from Lee College in Baytown. She was a LVN. Mrs. Adkins served as a Navarro County election judge in Precinct 3. She was a Methodist.

She was preceded in death by a daughter at birth, Lorraine Elaine Adkins, and two brothers, Robert Bennett and James Bennett.

Mrs. Adkins is survived by her husband, Lorain Adkins of Navarro County; daughter Sonya Bannister and husband Jessie C. of Lavon; sons, Randle P. Adkins and wife Gayla of Garland and Larry Adkins of Navarro County; sister, Juanita McCary of Corsicana; brother, Ronnie Bennett of Corsicana; nine grandchildren 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and relatives.

Arrangements by Porter Funeral Chapel, Wortham.

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C. W. Price
July 8, 1924 - Sep 1, 2004

C. W. Price, 80, of Pursley passed away Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Chad Brake officiating. Interment will follow at New Pursley Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Cab Ganz, Eseo McCann, J. R. Murray, Jack McCann, Earnest Walker and Gary Broughton. Honorary pallbearers are the men of the Highway Department.

Mr. Price was born July 8, 1924 in Pursley where he lived all his life except for time served during World War II in the Navy aboard the aircraft carrier Shangri-La.

He was a lifetime member of Pursley Missionary Baptist Church and was devoted to his church, family, friends and community. He retired from the State Highway Department. He ranched all his life in Pursley.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Edna Earl Gunn Price; sister Mary Alice Price Lewis; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Janell Price of Houston; and three sisters-in-law, Evelyn Price, Dorothy Scroggins and Myrtle Hairell; adopted grandchildren, Scott Price, Christopher Price and Mary Price Paradeaux; a number of beloved nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Arthur and Alice Clemons Price; brothers, J. D. Price, Lee Price and Ben Price; sister, Audra Price Mitchell; brother-in-law, Earnest Mitchell; and sister-in-law, Vera Price.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Edna (Copeland) Hall
Jan 2, 1940 - Sep 1, 2004

Edna Hall of Brushie Prairie passed away Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004 at her residence. Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Edna Hall

Edna Hall, 64, of Frost passed away Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, at her residence.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Frost Methodist Church with the Rev. Sharon Bell officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Weatherall, Josh Copeland, Kyle Copeland, Clay Copeland, Joseph Copeland and Richard Hall.

Mrs. Hall was born Jan. 2, 1940, in Turkey, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Woodrow Wilson Copeland and Edith Elnita Rogers Copeland; sons, Jerry Hall and Doug Hall; sisters, Martha Copeland and Irene Copeland; and brothers, Glenn Copeland and Donald Copeland.

Survivors include her husband, Lee Roy Hall of Frost; daughters, Rexana Hall of Flower Mound and Caroline Cook of Mabank; grandsons, Mark Reamy and Nick Reamy, both of Frost; granddaughter, Courtney Reamy of Mabank; brothers, Albert Copeland of Irving, Joe Copeland of Dallas, John Copeland of Mesquite, Dale Copeland of Dallas, William Copeland of Dallas, Tommy Copeland of Dallas and Bobby Copeland of Dallas; and sister, Norma Hall of Dallas.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Robert Frederick "Bobby" Burleson (Obituary) & Cliff Allen McCluney, Jr. (Obituary)

9/5/2004 Pair of local men killed in vintage plane crash

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and local volunteer fire department members survey the scene of a plane crash Saturday morning just south of the Corsicana Airport. Two people were killed. Daily Sun photo/STEPHEN FARRIS




By STEPHEN FARRIS/Daily Sun Staff

Two local men were killed after their plane crashed in a pasture just a few hundred yards south of Corsicana Municipal Airport late Saturday morning, near the community of Navarro.

Robert Burleson, 67, of Corsicana, a passenger in a 1943 Fairchild PT-26 airplane, was pronounced dead at the scene by Navarro County Justice of the Peace, Pct. 4, Connie Mayfield. The pilot, Cliff McCluney, 70, of Kerens, was attended to by Corsicana Fire and Rescue and was later airlifted to Navarro Regional Hospital by Sky Med, and died at the hospital.

Dora Horn and her husband Jeff were witnesses to the crash and the first to arrive on the scene.

"We saw the plane take off," she said. "It was ascending upward when they put the landing gear up, that's when we heard the engine stall and the plane just went nose down toward the ground."

Horn said they ran toward the plane to see if there were survivors and stayed at the crash site until emergency crews arrived. She said the fuel tank popped out during the crash and landed several feet from the wreckage.

Texas Department of Public Safety officials and Navarro County Sheriff Deputies were on scene to investigate the accident.
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

McCluney's body was taken to Forensics Sciences Center in Dallas by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, where an autopsy will be conducted. Burleson's body was taken to Corley Funeral Home.

DPS Sgt. Ken Authier said it was an unfortunate accident.

"I knew both individuals personally," Authier said. "This hit close to home."

Authier said both were good men and each of them served in the military.

"They both loved to fly," Authier said.
 

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Cliff Allan McCluney, Jr.
Aug 27, 1934 - Sep 4, 2004

Cliff Allan McCluney Jr., 70, of Kerens went to the skies of heaven unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004.

Cliff was born August 27, 1934 to Evelyn and Cliff Allan McCluney II. Cliff grew up in Ft. Worth where he graduated from Arlington Heights High School. He graduated from TCU with a Degree in Physics.

In 1956, he married Flora Trammell and they had two sons and a daughter.

Cliff was a Major in the United States Air Force for over twenty years, where he served countries around the world. Later he married Anita Callahan and they retired in Kerens.

Cliff organized The Flying Frogs while attending TCU. He founded and was President of General Aviation Services in Honolulu. He moved to Keller in the 1980's. At that time he was the Dean of Flight School Instructors in Bridgeport. He was in the Commemorative Air Force in Corsicana and a member of the Corsicana Airport. He was active in the Republican Party and served as a voting judge. He was a member and elder of Kerens Presbyterian Church. He also taught Sunday classes for adults.

He is survived by his wife, Anita McCluney of Kerens; sons, Michael McCluney and wife Nozomi; Cliff McCluney Jr.; daughter, Melissa Heraty and her husband Tim; grandchild, Nicole Libbey all from Honolulu, Hawaii. He is also survived by Mrs. Marilyn Bassinger of Midland; Ann Knight of Kerens; and John McCluney of Houston; step-children, Jenny Smith of Frisco; Karen White of Oklahoma City; Rozan Chisholm and husband Mike of Carrollton; and seven step-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Cliff began playing with model airplanes when he was a child, and died doing what he loved most.

Visitation will be held at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9.

Funeral services will be held at Kerens Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, with the Rev. Charles A. Reese officiating. Interment will follow at the Kerens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his friends in The Commemorative Air Force of Corsicana and will be honoring him with a fly over.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Robert (Bobby) Frederick Burleson

Robert (Bobby) Frederick Burleson, 67, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Northside Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Deetz and Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery in Dresden.

Pallbearers will be members of the Commemorative Air Force, Corsicana Chapter.

Mr. Burleson was born Oct. 27, 1936, in Streetman.

Mr. Burleson was a member of the Baptist church -- affiliated with Town East Baptist Church of Mesquite and Northside Baptist Church of Corsicana, and was part of the Sr. Choir. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the NGAT (retired National Guard) 34 years, and the Commemorative Air Force, Corsicana Chapter. He had a real love of life and lived it to the fullest. He was known as a real thrill seeker.

His adventures included years of race car driving, sky diving and repelling down cliffs. He traveled to Germany and Puerto Rico with the military and more recently to Alaska and the Caribbean, with his loving wife. He was a member of the Burleson Family Association, and was in the first class of the Corsicana Citizens Police Academy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Willie Helen Burleson; and brother-in-law, Nolan Whitfield and childhood friend.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Martha Jo (Coker) Burleson of Corsicana; son, Eric Burleson of Dallas; daughter, Melissa Rae Burleson of Payne Springs; grand-daughter, Nicole Wheeler of Payne Springs; grandson, Robert Eric Wheeler of Mesquite; grand-daughter, Sarah Loftis of Payne Springs; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara Ann and Olen Rich of Mesquite; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Lee Roberts of Garland; numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and a big host of friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Helen (White) Whitfield

Helen Whitfield

Helen Whitfield, 89, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004.

Services will be 2 p.m. today, Sept. 5, 2004, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chad Owens officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Richard Smith, Ronny Bearden, Matthew Smith, Bennie Tucker, Billy Tucker and Ken Tucker. Honorary pallbearers are Sam Gibson, Justin Gibson and Douglas Haynes

Mrs. Whitfield was a Diet Supervisor at Navarro County Memorial Hospital (now Navarro Regional Hospital).

Survivors include her daughter Mrs. Bonnie Owens of Corsicana; grandson, Steven Ray Cockroft of Amarillo; grand-daughter, Deleana Smith Bearden of Corsicana; grandson, Richard Jay Smith of Corsicana; sister, Laverne Tucker of Alvin; great-grandchildren, Matthew Smith, Sam Gibson, Justin Gibson, Jolene Haynes, Douglas Haynes and Hayley Smith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Whitfield; brother, Richard White; brother, Jesse White; and brother, A.J. White.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Dan Alan Bee
May 18, 1927 - Sep 3, 2004

Dan Bee

Dan Alan Bee lost his battle with cancer on Friday, Sept. 3, 2004 at the age of 77.

Born on May 18, 1927 in Corsicana, he was a resident of New Orleans for the past 25 years. After graduating from Texas Tech University with degrees in petroleum and mechanical engineering, he worked for Amoco Production Company for 35 years, and retired as Division Drilling Superintendent in 1986. Dan founded the Amoco Retirement Club in 1986 and served as President for four terms. He was a member of the Krewe of Endymion, the New Orleans Round Table Club and a 32nd degree Master Mason. His many interests included traveling, fishing, hunting and gardening, but his greatest love was of his wife, children, and grandchildren. He was a member of Christ Church Cathedral for 25 years.

Dan is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Carolyn Pinkston Bee, his son, Michael Alan Bee and wife Patty E. Bee, his daughter. Katherine Bee Peveto and husband William J. Peveto, and grandchildren Victoria Marie Bee, Marcus Alan Bee and Danielle Katherine Devine. He is also survived by his brother, Gerald R. Bee and wife Jerry of Fairfax County, Va.

A private memorial service will be held at Christ Church Cathedral.

Cards and letters are appreciated. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial Flower Fund at Christ Church Cathedral, 2919 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115.


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Betty Elaine (Gour) Fonseca
July 15, 1929 - Sep 2, 2004

Betty Elaine Fonseca, 75, of Frost passed away Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004 at the Twilight Home. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Dresden Cemetery with Rev. Sharon Bell officiating. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Monique Nicole (McDade) Davis
May 4, 1987 - Aug 31, 2004

Monique Nicole Davis

Monique Nicole Davis, 17, of Dallas passed away Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at Methodist Medical Center.

Services will be noon today at First Independent Baptist Church in Corsicana with Elder Myron Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery in Kerens.

Pallbearers will be Erick McDade, Derrick McDade, Sidney Davis, Ricky Brooks, Quinton Shannon and Roderick Armstrong. Honorary pallbearers will be uncles.

Monique Nicole Davis was born May 4, 1987, in Corsicana. She attended Collins Middle School and Corsicana High School and graduated from East Jefferson Honors Academy in 2004. She was presently attending Southeastern College in Dallas, majoring in criminal justice.

Survivors include her mother, Penny Davis; father, Robert (Robin) McDade; five brothers, Damian Steward, William Davis, Ricky Brooks, Larry Brooks and Don Brooks; one sister, Lisa Brooks; grandfathers, Elmo Davis and Robert McDade Sr.; grandmother, Gloria Roberts; five uncles, William Grant, Eric McDade, Derrick McDade, Dwight McDade and Myron (Kim) Williams; five aunts, Patricia Davis, Kristy McDade, Michelle (Henry) Jackson, Le Cretia Williams and Kimberly Shannon; great-grandmothers, Viola Hunter and Eliza Miller; "Big Mama," Rosie V. Williams; and a host of cousins, other relatives and many dear friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Kerry L. Slater

Kerry L. Slater, 53, of Rice passed away Friday, Sept. 3, 2004 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Mr. Slater was cremated. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Joyce Ann (Huggins) Hart 
Sep 30, 1935 – Apr 6, 1993

Joyce Huggins Hart

Joyce Huggins Hart, 57 , passed away Tuesday, April 6, 1993 at Memorial Hospitalin Palestine.

Services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. LeroyFenton officiating.  Burial followed in Oak  Grove Cemetery, near Kerens.

She was born September 30, 1935 in San Antonio to R. J. & Isabell Huggins.  She graduated from Kerens High School, and was employed as a lab technician.  She had lived the past 22 years in Tennessee Colony.

She is survived by her husband, Ray Hart of Tennessee Colony; two daughters, Jaye Smith of Waxahachie and Leslie Hart of San Angelo; Christy & Jeff Henson of Rustin; Richard & Lana Hart of Tennessee Colony; her mother; Isabell Huggins of Kerens;  two sisters, Janie Quinn of  Kerens, Elaine Reeves of Brookhaven, MS;  one brother, Jack Huggins of Oklahoma City;  two grandsons, Fallow Hart of Waxahachie and Carl Jones of  San Angelo;  two granddaughters,  Sarah Hart of Tennessee Colony and Christine Henson of Austin.

Pallbearers were Carl Frentress, Ray Telfair, Dr. Nolan Geddie, Jr, Kenneth Scott, Bob Burns and Herschel Walthall.

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Joyce Huggins Hart, 57, of Tennessee Colony, died April 6, 1993.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Ray Hart of Tennessee Colony; three daughters, Jaye Smith of Waxahachie, Leslie Hart of San Angelo and Christy Henson of Rustin, Texas; one son, Richard Hart of Tennessee Colony; two sisters, Janie Quinn of Kerens, Elaine Reeves of Brookhaven, Miss; mother, Isabell Huggins of Kerens; and four grandchildren.

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Marian L. Webster
Jun 14, 1932 - Sep 5, 2004

Marian L. Webster, 72, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at Oakwood Cemetery with the Father Ed Monk officiating.

Mrs. Webster was born June 14, 1932, in Hillsboro. She was retired from KAND Radio.

She was preceded in death by husband, Marvin Webster in 1988.

She is survived by her mother, Viola B. Knight of Corsicana; sons, Donald J. Birdwell and wife Marsha and Johnny L. Birdwell, all of Corsicana; grandsons, Jason Birdwell and Donald J. Birdwell Jr. and wife Demeka; granddaughters, Destiny Jean Mendoza and husband Rosalio and Michelle Jenkins and husband Kenny; and five great-grandchildren, Dylan, Rosalio, Sarah, Miranda and Mickenzye.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Homer Lee Blackburn
Apr 18, 1933 - Sep 6, 2004

Homer Lee Blackburn, 71, passed away Sept. 6, 2004. He was born April 18, 1933, in Richland to Virgil G. and Bertha Blackburn.

Homer served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged. After leaving the army, he went to work at Western Electric Co./AT&T in the Houston area, where he worked for 38 years. He retired and moved to Austin to a home on the Colorado River.

Homer was a devoted husband and loving father. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Maudine Brooks Blackburn, and his son, Larry W. Blackburn, and daughter-in-law, Diane Blackburn.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Merrell Brooks officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Homer Lee Blackburn

Homer Lee Blackburn, 71, passed away Sept. 6, 2004. He was born April 18, 1933, in Richland to Virgil G. and Bertha Blackburn.

Homer served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged. After leaving the army, he went to work at Western Electric Co./AT&T in the Houston area, where he worked for 38 years. He retired and moved to Austin to a home on the Colorado River.

Homer was a devoted husband and loving father. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Maudine Brooks Blackburn, and his son, Larry W. Blackburn, and daughter-in-law, Diane Blackburn.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Merrell Brooks officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Charles Donald LaSusa
Apr 1, 1927 - Sep 7, 2004

Charles Donald Lasusa, 77, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, in Sequoia Hospital. Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Don LaSusa

Charles Donald "Don" LaSusa died Sept. 7, 2004, in Redwood City, Calif.

Don was born April 1, 1927, in Battle Creek, Mich. He grew up in Murphysboro, Ill., and at the age of 16 attended Southern Illinois University on a football scholarship. Don served his country as a United States Marine during World War II. After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in chemistry, Don worked for Armour Foods in Chicago and St. Louis, where he also attended law school at St. Louis University.

In 1962 Don moved to Corsicana, where he was cofounder and president of Jetco Chemicals. Don's work at Jetco was one of his proudest professional achievements. His work in the petrochemical industry sent him to far-flung destinations across the globe. He met Irene, his wife of 34 years, on a plane to Rome.

After the sale of Jetco to Procter and Gamble Inc. in 1986, Don pursued other interests in oil and gas as well as hunting, fishing and ranching. Don loved Corsicana and the lifelong friends he made. He was active in many organizations including the Warehouse Living Arts Center, James L. Collins Catholic School at St. John's Episcopal Church.

Don was a loving husband and father. He is survived by his wife, Irene, of Corsicana, and his daughter, Raney, of Paris, France. Don also leaves behind his friends who will miss his kindness and generosity.

Donations may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church in his memory.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Edward Monk officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Pallbearers will be John Moderi, John Crawford, Tom Stewart, Max Carter, Robert Gegenheimer, Byron Cook, Dick Skewes, Clint Anderson and Dusty Sanderson. Herb Johnson will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Afton Goff
Mar 20, 1942 - Sep 4, 2004

Afton Goff, 62, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at the VA Hospital in Temple.

Quiet hour will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Scott Funeral Home.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Elm Flat (Powell) with Elder Joseph Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Flat Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family and deacons of the church.

Mr. Goff was born March 20, 1942, in Kerens. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. He was a retired soldier who served 26 years, seven months and 15 days. He was a life member of VFW Post 4621 and a graduate of G.W. Jackson High School.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Lillian Goff; sister, Louise Fair; two brothers, Kelton Goff and Alton Goff; and six other siblings.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Horrice Goff; brother, Ray (Lois) Goff of Ennis; aunt, Geneva Goff of Corsicana; uncle, James "Bird" Hurd of Corsicana; mother-in-law, Katheryn Norwood of Fort Worth; nieces and nephews including Joyce (Sydney) Chandler of Corsicana and David (Evelyn) Crittendon of Madisonville; and other relatives.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Earl Douglas “Doug” Graves
March 24, 1923 - September 14, 1998

Doug Graves was born at Dawson, Texas to Audie and Susan Macca Lawrence Graves. His maternal Grandparents were from two of the oldest families of Dawson, Brit Dawson who settled in Western Navarro Co in 1848, and Joseph Thompson Lawrence who had arrived in Texas in the early 1840s, married Macca Orange McCandless in 1848, and settled on the headwaters of Richland Creek in 1857.

Doug Graves brought his famous smile to the 1930 First Grade at Dawson, a class that numbered almost fifty students, and taught by Mrs. Warren Agee from Mt. Pleasant, Texas. He was not to be found in the school picture and the story handed down was that he had climbed out a window and had hidden behind bushes until the picture making was concluded. Doug excelled in school yard sports and played on the softball teams that competed at the County Meet held annually at the Corsicana State Home. When he entered High School he began to play football and was one of the star players during his junior and senior years.

He matured into a handsome young man while in High School, but it was his personality, his smile, his down to earth attitude, his optimism, and his humor that attracted not a few girls from Dawson…and…..from surrounding towns.

When WWII came, he volunteered for service, but failed the physical due to a football injury. Anxious to serve his country, he found his place in the shipyards of Houston. He, also…found a cute girl in Houston and he married Gloria Jean Slaid from Logansport LA in 1944. It was a marriage that was to last for fifty-four years. His brother, Ralph Graves, was so impressed with Gloria Jean Slaid that he married her sister, Jerri Slaid.

After WWII, Houston Lighting & Power Co. provided his career and LaPorte became his home for thirty-five years.. He began as a Linesman’s Helper, became a lineman…then Head Lineman…to foreman, and, finally, to Safety Supervisor. He was remembered as an “Expert Craftsman” and that his fairness as a foreman created harmony. His dedication to safety brought constant reminders to be vigilant, not to let the guard of safety down.

Glen Cole worked on poles with Doug in their early years with HLP and became a lifelong friend. He had developed a trust in Doug as they hung high above the ground and near high voltage lines. Glen Cole said…”I would trust Doug with anything I have.”

Doug and Gloria Jean moved to Huntington in 1989 and, with brother Ralph Graves and his wife, Jean, became active members of the First Baptist Church. He was, also, a member of the Eastgate Masonic Lodge in Houston. Doug was diagnosed with lung cancer and passed away at his home, September 14, 1998. The service, conducted at The First Baptist Church of Hunnington, and itwas there that relatives and friends gathered to pay last respects to Doug. Six days later, in the same community and of the same condition…Ralph Graves died. Both Slaid sisters became widows in a single week.

Doug and Gloria had two children.

Daughter Sylvia Graves married James Hight, son of Bucky & Kathryn Miars Hight of Hubbard. James & Sylvia reside on a farm not far from Hempstead, Texas. Gloria Graves and Kathryn Hight, both widows, live nearby.

Son Kevin G Graves married Elaine Purvinis and lives at Spring, Texas

Margared Graves Evans, an older sister, passed away in 2003. Margaret had a single son, Larry Wayne Evans, who resides at San Antonio.

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Leonard Perkins
Sep 26, 1919 - Sep 8, 2004

Leonard Perkins, 84, of Purdon passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, at his residence.

Services will be 10 a.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Bobby McCollum officiating. Interment will follow at Waxahachie City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike White, Jessie Gomez, Buddy Clemons, Josh Carpenter, Johnny Steel and Jeffrey Perkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Easley and Joe Dodson.

Mr. Perkins was born Sept. 26, 1919, in Purdon to Henry Perkins and Nettie Mandrell Perkins. He was a member of Purdon Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Jennifer McCulloch; one brother and three sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Terry Perkins of Purdon; sons and daughter-in-law, Roger Perkins of Corsicana, Ronnie and Letha Perkins of Corsicana and Dell Perkins of Purdon; daughters and son-in-law, Evelyn McCulloch of Waxahachie, Joanna and Hiram Dotson of Ennis and Hazel Sullivan of DeSoto; grandchildren, Cheryl and Gary Bond, Sandra and Larry Ford, Lori and Tom Remmer, Cecil Easley, Josh Carpenter, Michael Langley, Johnny Steele, Joe Dotson, Jeffrey Perkins, Kim and Craig Horne, Stephanie Perkins and Terri and Collin Goodman; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, George Perkins of Hillsboro, Lonnie Perkins of Dallas, Gerald and Betty Perkins of Killeen and Olan Perkins of Hubbard; and sisters, Louise and Don Pohl of Corsicana and Gayle and J.W. Christie of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Carl Dean Curry
Oct 2, 1954 - Sep 10, 2004

Carl Dean Curry, 49, of Atascocita and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at Northeast Medical Center in Humble.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Nancy Schusler officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Coley, James Shelton, C. K. Miller, Mickey Don McCaine, Mark Barnes and Jim Roby.

He was preceded in death by his father, R. T. Curry; and sister, Joan Roby.

Survivors include his wife, Debbie of Atascocita; daughter and son-in-law, Misty and Brian Bush of Corsicana; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Deanna; mother, Gelene Curry of Corsicana; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert "Skip" and Vivian Curry of Kingwood and Abb and Lee Ann Curry of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Sept 19, 2004
  • On Sept 11 2004 Obit was listed as Carl Dean Perry
  • Social Security Death Index: CARL D CURRY 02 Oct 1954 10 Sep 2004 (P) (72) (none specified) 454-08-7834 Texas

Patsy Lee Back

Patsy Lee Back, 63, of Dallas passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, at Methodist Medical Center. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Richland Cemetery with the Rev. Troy Miles officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ernesto Ocon, Jr.

Ernesto Ocon Jr., 25, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Rosary and visitation will be held at 7 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

 

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Charles Clovis Jones

Charles Clovis Jones, 78, of Malakoff passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at Park Highlands Nursing Center in Athens. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana, and from 6 to 8 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, 205 N. Walker St., Malakoff. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Malakoff with the Rev. Robert C. Hodge officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Delie Mae (Ross) Cote
Sept. 14, 1926 - Sep 16, 2004

Delie Cote

Delie Cote, 78, of Dawson passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, in Dawson.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bobby Cave officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Lawrence Baker, James Cote, Doug Coulthard, Eric Clark, John Clark and John Ross Cote.

Mrs. Cote was born Sept. 14, 1926, in Roane. She was a former resident of St. Anne, Ill., and was a member of the Baptist church.

She was preceded in death by her son, Lawrence D. "Larry" Cote; sisters, Mary Prudence Dycus, Helen Walker, Cathryn Gailley and Johnnie Herrin; and parents, John H. and Dolly Ross.

Survivors include her husband, Lawrence D. Cote of Dawson; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Michael Baker of St. Anne, Ill., and Linda and Dwight Sullivan of Red Oak; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Dallas Cote of Tooele, Utah, and Douglas and Leanna Cote of Corsicana; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sister, Vera Spears of Dawson; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ida Lavada (Wilson) Brown
Mar 28, 1923 - Sep 16, 2004

Ida Lavada Wilson Brown, 81, passed away Sept. 16, 2004, in Corsicana. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at First Methodist Church in Wortham with the Rev. Terry Colwell officiating. Burial will follow in the Wortham Cemetery among her many ancestors, family and friends.

Mrs. Brown was born March 28, 1923, in Corsicana at the old Brown Hospital. Her parents were Raymond Wilson and Vada Calame. The family lived in Wortham. She graduated from Wortham High School in May 1939 and while in high school she was a member of the pep squad and went to county meet in music memory and tennis. After graduation she received a scholarship to Southwest Texas State Teachers College in San Marcos. After two years there she spent one year at Trinity University in San Antonio and later graduated from East Texas State University in Commerce. She received a B.S. in elementary education with a teaching certificate. As a teacher she held certificates for Texas, Kentucky and California.

On April 20, 1942, in Wortham she married George Pat Brown of San Antonio. During her lifetime she and her husband lived four years in Puerto Rico, two years in Greenland and three years in Japan. In 1945 she took flying lessons in a Poterfield airplane and soloed in Alexandria, La., and completed all of her cross-country flights necessary to obtain the private pilot certificate. At the time of her death she and her husband had been married for 62 years and were living at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana.

Survivors include her husband, George Pat Brown of Corsicana; three children Bobby Brown of Galveston, Melinda Nichols of Dripping Springs and Mark Brown of Fort Worth; and three grandchildren, Brooke Eyre and Calvin Eyre of Dripping Springs and Allyson Brown of Wortham. She made a profession of faith while sitting around a camp fire during a church overnight camp out. During her lifetime she normally attended either the Methodist or Nazarene Church, but while in Corsicana she and her husband attended Believers Bible Church.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association.

Arrangements by Porter Chapel, Wortham.

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Jessie Laverne (Standard) Gilliam
Oct 4, 1911 - Sep 15, 2004

Laverne Standard 'Mama' Gilliam

Laverne Standard "Mama" Gilliam, 92, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004 in Mesquite.

Services will be 10 a.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. David Hale and Dr. Sonny Buie officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Gilliam was born Oct. 4, 1911, in Kosiusko, Miss., to Sidney Standard and Nannie Mae Goss Standard. She was a member of Petty's Chapel Baptist Church for over 60 years. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Connie D. Gilliam; two grandsons, David Redford and Monte Ground; parents; two brothers, Drennon Standard and Olan Standard; and two sisters, Nina Blue and Iris Cate.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, James and Shirley Gilliam of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Aleene and Maurice Pollock of Corsicana; daughter, Verna McDonald of McKinney; daughter and son-in-law, Audra and Randall Ground of Paris, Texas; daughter, Marjorie Tidwell of Mesquite; 12 grandchildren, Michael Redford, Philip McDonald, Connie Baker, Brenda Godwin, Alisha Worley, Ramona Bates, Nickie Ragan, Stacy Hoots, Jeffery Gilliam, Kimberli Currin, Carolyn Worsham and Gwen Decker; 23 great-grandchildren, Amy McDonald, Tamisha Williams, Heidi Jungbluth, Lauren Godwin, Melissa Godwin, Sarah Worley, Kaitlyn Bates, Sydney Stout, Amilyn Gilliam, Jennifer Currin, Justin Redford, Chris Redford, Joshua Redford, Aaron Jungbluth, Evan Godwin, Matthew Bates, Will Bates, Danson Worley, Joshua Stout, Justin Currin, Nathan Currin, Travis Decker and Steven Sanders; three great-great-grandchildren, Myja Williams, Breja Williams and Jayden Jungbluth; and sisters, Imogene Moore of Corsicana and Ruby Johnston of Tyler.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Otis Hubbard Estes

Otis Hubbard Estes, 67, of Abilene passed away Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, in Abilene. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Eureka Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Shafer officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Doris Evelyn (Morris) Long-Laza
Oct 2, 1928 - Sep 20, 2004

Doris Evelyn Long-Laza

Doris Evelyn Long-Laza, 75, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Dan Rogers officiating.

She was born Oct. 2, 1928, in Frost.

Survivors include her husband, Wesley Laza of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Jo Ann and Don LaLone of Grand Prairie and Linda Joyce and Glen Tomlin of Corsicana; brothers, Jessie Morris of Kemp, Don Morris and wife Pam of Arlington, James Morris of Dawson, Melvin Morris and Kenny Morris, both of Georgetown; sisters, Rene Person and husband Troy of Florence, Betty Gaston of Wilson, Okla., Janis Keith of Grandview and Darla Davis of Missouri; and beloved pet, Evelina.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Essie (Hunter) Richards
July 4, 1921 - Sep 20, 2004
 

Essie Richards

Essie Richards, 83, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at Heritage Oaks.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Mrs. Richards was born July 4, 1921, in Richland to William M. Hunter and Bertha Robertson Hunter. She had worked for Haggar Slacks for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Barney Richards; and brother and sisters, Bunk Hunter, Gladys Holloway and Evelyn Jones.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Alvin "Buddy" and Wanda Richards and William "Billy" and Sharon Richards, all of Corsicana, and James and Beverly Richards of Maypearl; grandchildren, Joey and Sheila Richards, Chad and Jerri Richards and Billy Richards Jr., all of Corsicana, Shane Richards of Barry, Scott and Brittany Richards of Red Oak and Kristy and Doug Dowd of Weatherford; great-grandchildren, Brooke Richards, Hagen Richards and Chesney Richards; brother, Hershel Hunter of Corsicana; sisters, Dollie Brown of Tyler and Odessa "Snooks" Wiswell of Wichita Falls; three special nieces, Jackie Marie Nicholson and Doris Marie May, both of Corsicana, and Jo Carolyn Helpenstill of Gilmer; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Pattison Cemetery Association, 4571 Farm-to-Market Road 1839, Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Boyce Martin Jr.
Oct 27, 1926 - Sep 18, 2004

Boyce Martin Jr., 77, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, in Denver, Colo.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Boyce Martin Jr. was born Oct. 27, 1926, in Corsicana to Boyce and Estelle Martin. He attended Corsicana public schools and Navarro Junior College.

Photography was his great passion, and he was very good at it. In later years, he was his church photographer. Despite his nearly life-long confinement to a wheelchair, he was very active. He traveled and lived on his own. His good sense of humor and personality kept him with many friends both in Texas and Colorado.

He was the nephew of the late Lowery Martin, owner and publisher of the Corsicana Daily Sun who was part owner of the paper upon his death.

Boyce Martin Jr. was a longtime member of First Methodist Church in Corsicana, later being an active member of Jefferson Avenue Methodist Church in Wheat Ridge, Colo. Like his father, he loved football being an active member of the Denver Broncos Club until his forced retirement.

He leaves one sister, Martha Martin Bernard of Fort Worth; nephews, Martin Bernard of Austin, Mark Bernard and Brian Bernard of Fort Worth; niece, Beverly B. Davis of Fort Worth; great-nephew, Zackary Davis of Fort Worth; and cousins, Gene and Fay Caldwell of Round Rock.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Laura Arline Lewis

Laura Arline Lewis, 74, of Powell passed away Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at New Chatfield Cemetery with Steve Orbison officiating. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Chester Elmer Thomas
Oct 9, 1900 - Sep 18, 2004

Chester Elmer Thomas, 103, of Elm Flat, Powell, passed away Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home in Corsicana.

Quiet hour will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Scott Funeral Chapel.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Kerens with the Rev. Walter McDonald officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Flat Cemetery in Powell.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Thomas, Elmer Thomas Jr., Marcus Harper, Traevoyie Tolbert Thomas, Henry Noble and Broderick Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be O.D. Harper, Willie Reese, Willie Russell, James Sharpless, Richard Thomas and Renard Thomas.

Mr. Thomas was born Oct. 9, 1900, in Pelham. He was a 1925 graduate of Paul Quinn College, a high school principal for 36 years, classroom for 42 years, a member of the Texas State Association, 25 years as president of Elm Flat Cemetery Association, member of Woods Chapel AME and later Mount Vernon AME, and a member of Jerusalem Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four siblings and one son.

Survivors include his wife, Owena Saunders Thomas; son, James Tolbert Thomas; two daughters, Armelia Thomas Williams and Esther Thomas Yelder; 10 grandchildren, Virginia Thomas Mays, Elmer Thomas, Earlene Gillespie, James Thomas, Beradine Bryant, Kevin Thomas, Charles Thomas, Marion Thomas, Tamika Jackson and Herscheal Yelder; 25 great-grandchildren; 37 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Esther Mae Bush and Clemmie C. Thomas; nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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James Dennis “Jim” Tramel
1870 – Dec 8, 1962

Jim Tramel, 81 , died December 8, 1962 in Grand Prarie, Dallas Co. TX.

He was born March 4, 1870 in Smithville, DeKalb Co. TN to William Harrison & Louisa Elizabeth McIntire Tramel.  He married Verna Etha Hudson, April 25, 1907 in OK Territory, Greer Co. OK.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Harrison Tramel in DeKalb Co. TN in 1889 and his mother, Louisa McIntire Tramel in Navarro Co, TX in 1906;  brothers, William Grant Tramel in Navarro Co. in 1955, Winket Alexander Tramel in DeKalb Co. TN in 1944;  sisters, Mary Elizabeth Tramel in DeKalb Co. TN in 1869, Tennessee Tramel Smith in Nav. Co. in 1941, Cora Tramel Johnson in Gila Co. AZ in 1956; half-brothers, Carroll Savage Tramel in Caddo Co. OK in 1926, Alonzo Harrison Tramel in Navarro Co.  in 1904, Elijah Tramel in Navarro Co. in 1938; half-sister, Arminta Tramel in DeKalb Co. TN  in 1869.

He is survived by his wife, Verna Hudson Tramel, after  55 years of marriage; sons, Doyle Dennis Tramel, William Elston Tramel, Carey Livingston Tramel;  daughters, Coleen Tramel Pascal, Vila Tramel Hill, Norma Faye Tramel Paul;  granddaughters, Patricia Pascal, Linda Hill, Jean Tramel, Carol Tramel, Saundra Tramel, Brenda Tramel; grandsons, Robert Duane Tramel, Carey Don Tramel; brother, Jackson Milton Tramel and many neices and nephews in and around Navarro Co.

Burial is in the Hudson Family Cemetery, Tyler, Smith Co. TX.

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Jerry M. Smith
Sep 27, 1875 - Apr 14, 1958

Jerry Smith, 82 , died April 14, 1958 in Corsicana.

He was born September 27, 1875 in DeKalb Co. TN to Jeremiah C. & Matilda Hendrixson Smith.  He married Tennessee Tramel in DeKalb Co. TN on August 3, 1894. 

He was a retired carpenter and Assembly of God Preacher.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Tenney, in 1941;  his father, Jeremiah Smith in 1908;  his mother, Matilda “Tilda” Hendrixson Smith in 1882; brothers, Elijah Smith in 1905, T. R. Smith in 1941.

He is survived by two brother-in-laws;  Jim Tramel of Dallas, Jack Tramel of Fort Worth and other relatives.

Burial is in the Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazette.

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Tennessee (Tramel) Smith
June 11, 1872 - July 12, 1941

 Tennessee Tramel Smith, 69 , died July 12, 1941 in Corsicana, Navarro Co.

She was born June 11, 1872, in DeKalb Co. TN to William Harrison & Louisa Elizabeth McIntire Tramel.  She married Jerry M. Smith in DeKalb Co. TN  on  August 3, 1894.  They were Assembly of  God Ministers serving several churches in Navarro County.

She was preceded in death by her parents, W.H. & Louisa McIntire Tramel; sister, Mary Elizabeth Tramel; half-brothers, Carroll Savage Tramel, Alonzo Harrison Tramel, Elijah Tramel; half-sister, Arminta Tramel.

She is survived by her husband of  46 years, Jerry M. Smith;  four brothers, Wm. Grant Tramel of Bazette,  James “Jim” Tramel of Tyler, Jack Tramel of  Fort Worth, Wink Tramel of  DeKalb Co.TN; one sister, Cora Tramel Harris of  Fort Worth and many nephews and neices.

Burial  is in the family plot at Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazette, Navarro Co.

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Lorenzo Dow Walker (CSA)
1847 - 1941

VETERAN OF CIVIL WAR DIED MONDAY AT BLOOMING GROVE

BLOOMING GROVE, Jan, 14, 1941 - L. D. Walker, 93-year-old confederate veteran, died about 5 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. I. W. Moody, near Blooming Grove.

The deceased was a native of Mississippi and is survived by 147 descendants including seven children: Mrs. Moody, Mrs. L. C. Wooten and George Walker, all of Blooming Grove; Mrs. W. P. Miller of Arkansas; Mrs. H. Y. Williams, and J. E. Walker of New Albany, Miss.

Arrangements were handled by the McCormick Funeral Service.

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L. D. Walker Buried Wednesday

L. D. Walker, aged 93, years, died Monday afternoon at the home of I. W. Moody.

Mr. Walker was a native of Mississippi, came to Texas about three years ago. He was an old Confederate soldier and had been a member of the Methodist church for many years.

Funeral services were held at Dresden Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. W. O. Patterson, pastor of the First Baptist church, conducting the rites, assisted by Rev. Maggart B. Howell pastor of the Methodist church.

Survivors are Mrs. L. C. Wooten, Dresden; Mrs. W. O. Miller, Arkansas; Geo. Walker, Blooming Grove; L. D. and J. E. Walker, Turns, MIssissippi; Mrs. I. W. Moody, Blooming Grove; Mrs. H. Y Williams, Mississippi; 147 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, January 17, 1941

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Rev. David Williams
May 4, 1927 - Sep 23, 2004

The Rev. David Williams, 77, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at his residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Northside Assembly of God Church with the Rev. R. C. Helms officiating and the Rev. Joe Tucker assisting. The Williams Family will provide music and singing. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Leslie Patterson, Ronnie Patterson, Richard Williams, Hiram Pair, Robert Pair and Billy Wayne Pair. Honorary pallbearers will be Reuben Lehmberg, James Stephens and Jim Swaney.

David Williams was born May 4, 1927, in Corsicana. He was an ordained minister of the North Texas District of the Assemblies of God for 41 years. He was a member of the Corsicana section of the Assemblies of God and served as a committeeman, as secretary, treasurer and presbyter during this time. During the ministry, he also did evangelist work but the last 37 years he pastored Northside Assembly of God Church in Corsicana. He retired from the church because of illness. The happiest time of his life was when he was playing his guitar, singing and preaching the gospel. After he became ill, someone asked him if he had his life to do over would he change anything. He just smiled and said, "No, because man didn't call me but God did." Many will remember him because of his ministry. His family will remember him as a good father, a good provider and a spiritual leader. His children often make the statement that the heritage he was leaving them was one that money couldn't buy. There is an empty place in our hearts today but we know that our loss is heaven's gain.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Pearl Williams; brothers, Richard Williams, the Rev. Preston Williams, the Rev. Johnny Williams, Roy Williams and Bobby Williams.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Williams of Corsicana; sons, David G. Williams and the Rev. James Williams and wife Judy, all of Corsicana; daughters, Nell Jenkins and husband Henry and Shirley Pritchett and husband Dwayne, all of Corsicana, and Sandra Williams of Lufkin; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Martha Patterson and Margaret Sykes, both of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Northside Assembly of God Church Building Fund for a new church.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lester L. Nabors
July 22, 1919 - Sep 26, 2004

Lester L. Nabors, 85, of Kerens passed away Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, in Kerens.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church in Trinidad with the Rev. Jim Bob Farmer officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank.

Pallbearers will be Denver Spears, Lloyd Thrasher, Charlie Williams and Richard Craft.

Mr. Nabors was born July 22, 1919, in Sulphur Bluff. He was a farmer and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of American Legion and VFW.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Linnie Mae (Duncan) Nabors; father, James Madison Nabors; and daughters, Mary Ella Cope and Glenda Mae Thrasher.

Survivors include his wife, Wilda Nabors of Kerens; daughter, Brenda K. (Nabors) Howell of Malakoff; son, Boyce Nabors of Wills Point; stepsons, Ron Lightfoot of Indiana and Barry Lightfoot of Odessa; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Erma Sue Collins of Lubbock; 10 caregivers, Faye Baker, Tina Martinez, Sharon Brown, Sarah Raymond, Saunya Lott, Debbie Watson, Sandra Wood, Tamera Tilly, Jon and Lila of Hospice of Cedar Lake, and Angels at Home; nieces, nephews, other family members and a host of friends.

Arrangements by Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home, Mabank.

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Lester L. Nabors

Services for Lester L. Nabors, 85, Kerens, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 29, at Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home, Mabank, with Rev. Jim Bob Farmer officiating.

Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery under direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home, Mabank.

Mr. Nabors died September 26, 2004, in Kerens.

He was born July 22, 1919 in Sulphur Bluff to the late James Madison and Linnie Mae Duncan Nabors. He was a farmer.  He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He was preceded in death by daughters, Mary Ella Cope and Glenda Mae Thrasher.

Survivors include his wife, Wilda Nabors, Kerens; daughter, Brenda K. Howell, Malakoff; son Boyce Nabors, Wills Point; stepsons, Ron Lightfoot, Indiana, and Barry Lightfoot, Odessa; 12 grand children; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Erma Sue Collins, Lubbock; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers included Denver Spears, Lloyd Thrasher, Charlie Williams and Richard Craft.

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Mabel (Beauchamp) Kloecker
July 16, 1914 - Sep 27, 2004

Mabel Kloecker

Mabel Kloecker, 90, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Sept. 27, 2004.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger, Jr. and Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brad Haynie, Byron Haynie, Chuck Burns, Gene Johnson, Chuck Burns, Jr. and Jodie Thomas.

Mrs. Kloecker was born July 16, 1914, in Dallas. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxillary and a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fritz Kloecker; and brother, Douglas Beauchamp.

Survivors include her daughter, Cassie Stein of Rowlett; son and daughter-in-law, Fritz and Paula Kloecker of Corsicana; grand daughter, Kasey Kloecker of Rowlett; grandson, Kory Kloecker of Rowlett; grand-daughter and husband, Leslie and Donnie Trull of Barry; sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Roger Johnston of Corsicana; sister, Helen Watson of McKinney and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Hudson Grant Calvin
Sep 1, 2004 - Sep 27, 2004

Hudson Grant Calvin, infant son of Wes and Emily (Moore) Calvin, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, in a Fort Worth hospital.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors in Whitney.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Marshall and Marshall Chapel in Whitney with the Rev. Bill Mayfield of Triangle Park Missionary Baptist Church in Whitney officiating. Interment will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery in Whitney.

Hudson Grant Calvin was born Sept. 1, 2004, in Waco.

Survivors include his parents, Wes and Emily Calvin of Frost; grandparents, Jeff and Debbie Moore of Whitney and Phil and Cindy Calvin of Frost; great-grandparents, Edna Earl Calvin of Hutchins, Bob Phillips of San Antonio, Glenda Whitworth of Whitney and Tommy and Linda Sheffield of Hillsboro; brother, Triston Calvin of Frost; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support.

Arrangements by Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors, Whitney.

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HUDSON CALVIN
Hudson Grant Calvin of Frost died Monday, September 27, 2004, at a Fort Worth hospital. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 29, 2004, at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Whitney. Burial was at Bethlehem Cemetery near Whitney.

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Charline Rhoden Akins

Charline Rhoden Akins, 80, of Midlothian passed away Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at Baylor Medical Center in Waxahachie. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Camp Ruby Cemetery in Polk County with the Rev. Mitchell Murphy officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Sept 28, 2004
  • SSDI: CHARLINE R AKINS 24 Jun 1924 27 Sep 2004 (V) 76065 (Midlothian, Ellis, TX) (none specified) 464-24-9686 Texas

Clifford Johnson

Clifford Johnson, 66, of Amarillo passed away Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at Odyssey Health Care in Amarillo. Services were 11 a.m. today at Scott Funeral Chapel with the Rev. L. Facen officiating. Interment followed at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Warren I. Stephenson
Nov 29, 1924 - Sep 27, 2004

Warren I. Stephenson, 79, of Purdon passed away Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Cave and the Rev. Ralph Ward officiating. Interment will follow at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery.

Mr. Stephenson was born Nov. 29, 1924, in Purdon. He served in the Army Air Force in Normandy, Rhineland and the Air Offensive Europe where he received the EAME Campaign Medal with three Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, and three Overseas Service Bars. He loved golf. He was a carpenter for General Dynamics for 35 years before he retired.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dahl O. and Reba Bell Dyson Stephenson; first wife, Edith Ivie Stephenson; and brother, Robert Marion Stephenson.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Stephenson of Purdon; son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Charley Stephenson of Weatherford; daughter and son-in-law, Dana Cheryl and James Daniel of Weatherford; and sisters, Loleta Darnell of Walters, Okla., and Kathyrin Hendriecks of Fort Worth.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Donnell O. Love Jr

Donnell O. Love Jr., 76, passed away Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, in Lubbock. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Resthaven's Abbey Chapel in Lubbock with Dr. Will Cotton officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock. Arrangements by Resthaven Funeral Home, Lubbock.

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Houston Clayton Sheppard 
March 18, 1918 - Sept. 28, 2004

Houston Clayton Sheppard, 86, the son of the late William Owen Sheppard and Addie Mabel Sheppard, was born March 18, 1918, in Blooming Grove and passed away Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, in Rowlett. He was a graduate of Blooming Grove schools. He was an ordained minister and lived most of his life in the Dallas-Fort Worth area where he served many years at Yeary Street Baptist Church and also as senior adult minister at First Baptist Church in Red Oak. He had lived the past two years in Rockwall. Mr. Sheppard volunteered for military service May 28, 1940, and served the United States Army until being discharged Oct. 27, 1945, with the rank of staff sergeant. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the European Theater of Operations ribbon with four bronze campaign stars and was the most decorated soldier of the Sheppard family during World War II.

Mr. Sheppard was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Dorothy Grizzard Sheppard.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita Rasco Sheppard of Red Oak; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Bari Sheppard of Terrell; daughter and son-in-law, Nora and Ron LaPrade of McKinney; five grandchildren, Erin, Cole, Shea, Lorin and Ross; two great-grandchildren, Tommy and Cami; and other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Goggans Funeral Home in Terrell.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. at Frost Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society and Red Oak Baptist Church Senior Adults.

Arrangements by Goggans Funeral Home, Terrell.

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Baylor Delane Brooks
2004 - Sep 28, 2004

Baylor Delane Brooks, infant, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

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

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

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Flo Neumayer; and aunt, Brenda Neumayer.

Survivors include her parents, Scott and Linda Brooks of Corsicana; sister, Bailey Saunders of Corsicana; brother, Branch Brooks of Corsicana; grandparents, Rick Neumayer of Kerens and Penne and Kelly Don Berry of Kerens; aunts and uncles, Brian and Sandra Ware of Kerens, Craig and Jennifer Brooks of Corsicana and Teri and James Inmon of Kerens; great-uncle, Bob Neumayer of Kennedy; and great-grandparents, Tot and Retha Gunn of Gonzalez.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Julia Beatrice (Cobbs) Tarbutton
July 1, 1922 - Sep 24, 2004

Julia Beatrice Cobbs Tarbutton, 82, passed away on Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, in a nursing home in Mesquite. Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, she mentally deteriorated over the years and was surrounded by family members when she took her last breath.

Wake services, with a video tribute, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Grace Temple AME Church, 402 E. 14th Ave., Corsicana. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Born July 1, 1922, in Richland, she was a longtime resident of 909 E. First Ave. in Corsicana. Loved by many for her warmth and caring personality, she was always spreading humor, joy, and kindness to all those she encountered. She worked as a domestic for Dr. Robert Bone and Dr. Jack Bankhead before retiring.

She was preceded in death by her parents; George Cobbs and Beatrice (Watson) Cobbs. She was youngest of five siblings who also preceded her in death, Elizabeth "Bess" Curry, Minnie B. Williams, Ernest "Bubba" Cobbs, and Henry "Frogg" Cobbs.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Joe Tarbutton, 83; and nine children, Ada Mae Tarbutton, Adolphus Tarbutton, Michael Tarbutton, Donald Tarbutton, Ronald Tarbutton, Bobby Joe Tarbutton, Carl Tarbutton; Beatrice Tarbutton Green and Robert Tarbutton; grandchildren, Marcus Tarbutton, Jo Ella Tarbutton Costello, Ralph (David) Earl Johnson Jr., Jesse Tarbutton, Regina Tarbutton Johnson, Jerry Tarbutton, Judy Tarbutton, Adonis Tarbutton, Crystal Tarbutton, Donita Nevels Tarbutton, Taneka Tarbutton, LaDonna Tarbutton, Joe Marcus Cook Tarbutton, Isiah Tarbutton, Bobby "Tiger" Tarbutton, Carl Steward, Kevin Norris, Karla Tarbutton, Sarah Jo Green, Michael Green and Brittany Butcher; great-grandchildren, LaKeisha Diggles, Adrienne Costello Dawes, Victoria Johnson, Jerry Johnson, Kennedy Tarbutton, Tiara Steward, Karlesha Steward, Josh Tarbutton, Kasey Tarbutton, Takyrn Tarbutton and Kayla Tarbutton. Additionally, a host of nieces and nephews and other extended family members will cherish her memory as she opened up her home and heart to many friends and family.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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JULIA BEATRICE (COBB) TARBUTTON

With a unique ability to make people smile and laugh, she lived her life according to her favorite saying: "Treat the person that serves you your food, like you treat the person you eat your food with!"

Julia Beatrice (Cobb) Tarbutton (82) passed away on Friday, September 24, 2004 in a nursing home in Mesquite, Texas. Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, she mentally deteriorated over the years and was surrounded by family members when she took her last breath.

Born on July 1, 1922, in Richland, Texas, she was a longtime resident of 909 East First Avenue in Corsicana. Loved by many for her warmth and caring personality, she was always spreading humor, joy, and kindness to all those she encountered.  She worked as a domestic for Dr. Robert Bone and Drs. Jack & Mary Bankhead before retiring.

Preceded in death by her parents: George Cobb and Beatrice Watson Cobb. The youngest of five siblings who also preceded her in death including: Mary Elizabeth "Bess" Curry, Georgia "Minnie" Beatrice Williams, Ernest "Frogg" Cobb, and Henry "Bubba" Cobb.

Julia is survived by her cherished in-laws who she loved and treated as brother and sisters: Jasper Williams (Minnie) of Dallas, Texas; Ora Lee Cobb, of Tulsa, OK, and Lula Mae Cobb of Waco, Texas.

Additionally, she is survived by her husband of sixty-two years, Joe Tarbutton.  According to Julia, they married when she was 19, and he was 20. Joe, a handsome surly man was loved and shielded by her. Soon after they married, she became pregnant, but their first son died of pneumonia shortly after birth.  Tragedy struck again in January 1942 with the arrival and sudden death of a daughter named Willie Joe. Julia was beside herself with grief. Upon discovering that she was pregnant yet again, she got down on her knees and asked, "Dear Father in Heaven, am I ever gonna be able to have a child that lives?" According to her, the Heavenly spirit answered, "If you want your next child to live, name him after the first letter of the alphabet."

On August 2, 1944, Julia gave birth to twins: a girl and a boy, Ada Mae and Adolphus.  Julia's prayers had been answered. Yet shortly thereafter, Joe was sent off to the Army where he served for 15 years. When Joe got out of the service his twins were practically adults. Without a moment to waste in the reunion, Julia was pregnant and delivered Michael on July 5, 1959.  Ten short months later on May 3, 1960, another set of fraternal twins were born, Donald and Ronald. Seventeen months later on October 17, 1961, another son arrived, Bobby Joe.  On January 1963, Carl Tarbutton was born. The following year marked the celebrated arrival of baby sister, Beatrice Maxine. On August 3, 1967, the last of the Tarbutton brood arrived with Robert.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother who treasured her family.  The following is a listing of her children who she provided unconditional love and acceptance.

Julia Tarbutton is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and other extended family members (and friends) who will forever cherish her memory.

 


Faye "Tommie" (McGaugh) Britton

Faye McGaugh Britton of Corsicana passed on to her Lord, Sept. 29, 2004.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Pastor Curtis Gilbert officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Bickerstaff, Jeff Bickerstaff, Danny Bickerstaff Sr., Tom Haynes, Doug Jones and Jack Fowler.

She was born to Elizabeth Moreau McGaugh and Tom "T. C." McGaugh in Richland. She was a faithful member of Missionary Baptist Church. She loved her church and sisters and brothers in Christ very much. She worked at Terry's Restaurant for 20 years on Interstate 45 before retiring.

Survivors include daughter, Patricia Ann Bickerstaff and husband Wayne of Garland; grandsons, Jeff and wife Leslie and great-granddaughters Emily and Allison Bickerstaff of Sasche, Bryan and wife Christy and great-granddaughters Ashleigh and Audrey Bickerstaff of Richardson; brother, James C. McGaugh of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Reba and husband Bobby Brush of Venus; sister-in-law, Sara and husband Dwight Price of Navarro Mills; sister-in-law, Sue Britton Michleson of Kmutsford, B.C., Canada; brother-in-law, Gilbert and wife Nora of Azle; brother-in-law, Darrell and Paulette of Arlington; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, T. C. McGaugh; mother, Elizabeth Moreau McGaugh; sister, Billie M. McGaugh Davis; and husband, Raymond M. Britton.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Griffis Ray 'Bo' Hancock
Sep 6, 1936 - Sep 29, 2004

Griffis Ray "Bo" Hancock, 68, of Kerens passed away Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, at his residence.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Johnathan Davenport, Tim Evans, Andy Hancock, Brandon Hroza, Allen Hroza and Robert Huddleston.

Mr. Hancock was born Sept. 6, 1936, in Rural Shade. He worked 35 years with Adams Hat in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Hancock; and sister, Lou Etta Steelman.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Hancock of Kerens; daughter and son-in-law, Tisha and Robert Huddleston of Eureka; brothers, Larry Glenn Hancock and Mike Hancock, both of Corsicana; sister, Reta Hroza of Ennis; grandson, Alex Huddleston of Eureka; mother, Jessie Mae Hancock of Corsicana; and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Frank R. Kelley
Jan 26, 1936 - Sep 29, 004

Frank R. Kelley, 68, of Streetman passed away Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. Memorial services will be 3 p.m. today at Lakeside Untied Methodist Church, St. Elmo, with the Rev. Tom Connolly officiating. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Fairfield.

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FRANK R. KELLEY 68 of Streetman, Texas, former resident of Irving, passed away Wednesday September 29, 2004 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. Mr. Kelley was born January 26, 1936 in Lamesa, Texas to Carter and Vida Lois Holt Kelley. Memorial services will be held Sunday October 3, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. at the Lakeside United Methodist Church in St. Elmo community with Rev. Tom Connolly officiating.

Survivors include wife Bea Kelley of Streetman. Daughter Kathy Kelley of Shreveport, La. Daughter and son-in-law Debbie and Roger Woerner of Fort Worth. Daughter Lois Kelley of Colleyville, Tx. Nine Grandchildren. Brother and sister-in-law Wendell and Cecile Kelley of Portales, New Mexico. Sister Jean Crozier of Monahans.
 


Fredna (Lawler) Turner
Jun 27, 1940 - Oct 1, 2004

Fredna Turner

Fredna Turner, 64, of Purdon passed away Friday, Oct. 1, 2004 at Medical City Hospital of Dallas.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating and Father Ed Monk assisting. Interment will be at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Wes Turner, Lynn Pommerening, Lann Pommerening, Jeremy Pommerening, Roger Wear and Gerald Lawler. Honorary pallbearers will be Mrs. Turner's fourth grade class at Carroll Elementary, who will forever carry the knowledge she has given them.

Mrs. Turner was born June 27, 1940 to J. Olin and Lillie Richards Lawler in Dawson. She was a teacher at Carroll Elementary.

Mrs. Turner is survived by her mother, Lillie Lawler of Navarro Mills; son, Wes Turner of Dallas; daughter, Stephanie Turner of Corsicana; grandchildren, Melanie Baker and Megan Baker; brother, Jim Lawler of Oklahoma; and sister, Joann Pommerening of Navarro Mills.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

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Augustina DeLaCruz Castaneda
Sep 29, 2004 -Oct 3, 2004

Augustina DeLaCruz Castaneda, 83, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, in Corsicana.

Visitation and rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel.

Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas with the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating.

Mrs. Castaneda was born Sept. 29, 2004, in San Leisdor, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lucas and Maria DeLaCruz.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Maria and Paul Moreno of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Aurelio Castaneda and Nancy of Carlisle, Pa.; grandchildren, Paula Moreno and Margaret Moreno, both of Huntsville, Linda Smith and husband Jeff of Schuylkill Haven, Pa., and Scott Castaneda and wife Brenda of Boiling Springs, Pa.; and great-grandchildren, Grace, Emily and Luke Smith of Schuylkill Haven, Pa.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
 

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Bruce Wayne Butler
April 17, 1947 - Oct
2, 2004


Bruce Wayne Butler, 57, of Annetta died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, in the local hospital. Born April 17, 1947, in San Antonio, he was a resident of Dallas before moving to Parker County three months ago. He was a supervisor in the Public Works Department for the City of Dallas.

Mr. Butler was preceded in death by his parents, Newt Butler and Bessie Butler Pittman; and brothers, Michael Butler and Tony Pittman.

Survivors include his partner, Cerelle Woods of Annetta; daughter, Sarah Butler of Austin; sisters, Linda Cochran of Fulton and Marty Drechsel of Corsicana; brother, Ray Pittman of Memphis, Tenn.; and ex-wife, Martha Butler of Austin.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in Weatherford. Graveside and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Little River Wilson Valley Cemetery near Temple.

Arrangements by Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel, Weatherford.

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Angela Leann Horton
May 5, 1982 - Oct 3, 2004

Angela Leann Horton, 22, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, in Waco.

Graveside services were 10 a.m. today at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. David Spann officiating.

Angela Leann Horton was born May 5, 1982, in Corsicana.

Survivors include her mother, Ruth Reeder Baer of Lorena; father, Aubrey Horton Jr. of Corsicana; sisters, Stephanie Armstrong of Corsicana and Amber Horton of Arlington; grandmother, Ima Reeder of Corsicana; grandfather, Jerry Reeder of Corsicana; step-grandmother, Jean Reeder of Corsicana; grandmother, Willie Horton of Corsicana; nieces, Nikki Cotten and Bethany Miller, both of Corsicana; nephew, John Cotten of Corsicana; great-grandfather, Tucker Bud Covington of Corsicana; and a host of family and friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Johnnie Nolan Derden
Nov 17, 1966 - Oct 2, 2004

Johnnie Nolan Derden, 37, of Rice passed away Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Northside Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris Moody and the Rev. C. Dan Layne officiating. Interment will follow at New Chatfield Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Lamoin Lawhon, Jason Grant, Ronny McGaha, Bill Coffey, Will Watkins and Danny Dyess. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Corsicana Police Department.

Johnnie Derden was born Nov. 17, 1966, in Dallas. Johnnie was an 18-year veteran with the Corsicana Police Department. He was a member of Grace Community Church. He was a faithful and devoted husband and father. His pride and joy were his two children, Erin, 5 years, and Matthew, 4 months. He was the proudest of his wife, Kim. Johnnie has left a wonderful legacy in his family. Johnnie was a protective and loving brother, who loved his family very much. His parents, Johnnie and Bobbie, instilled in him the family values he held so dear. He was a trusted friend to many and loved by all who knew him. Johnnie loved his life and loved his family. His wife, children, and family thank God for the wonderful gift we had in him.

Survivors include his wife, Kim Derden of Rice; daughter, Erin Derden of Rice; son, Matthew Derden of Rice; parents, Johnnie and Bobbie Derden of Rice; sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Lester Bailey of Corsicana; sister, Linda Derden of Corsicana; mother-in-law and father-in-law, George and Sandra Coffey of Rice; brother-in-law and wife, Bill and Cyndi Coffey of Corsicana; nieces, Lydia Bailey and Kayla Bailey, both of Corsicana; nephews, Jonathan Bailey, Jonathan Coffey, Michael Coffey and Dylan Coffey, all of Corsicana; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jackie Lynn (Montgomery) Elam
Mar 3, 1960 - Oct
3, 2004

Jackie Lynn (Montgomery) Elam, 44, of Corsicana went home to be with our Lord Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana and from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Dallas.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday at DFW National Cemetery with Bishop Eddie Jones officiating.

Pallbearers will be Richard Wiese, Joey York, Jeremy Combs, Steven Elam II, Shea Elam and Kenneth Yarborough.

Mrs. Elam was born March 3, 1960, in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her father, Billy Wayne "Shorty" DeChaume; sisters, Lanan Bonner and Gladys Beamon; and brother, Jerry Montgomery.

Survivors include her husband, Steve "Boots" Elam of Corsicana; daughters, Brandi Wiese and husband Richard of Corsicana, Connie York and husband Joey of Malakoff, Lacie Combs and husband Jeremy of Athens, and Crystal Lewis of Corsicana; mother, Lillian Janette Montgomery of Corsicana; ex-husband, Stephen Lewis of Corsicana; stepdaughters, Tamara Yarborough of Waxahachie, Stephanie York of Mesquite, Amber Elam and Heidie Elam, both of Red Oak; stepsons, Steven Elam II and Shea Elam, both of Corsicana; and 17 grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Tony Gonzales Sr.
July 14, 1933 - Oct 3, 2004

Tony Gonzales Sr., 71, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, in Corsicana.

Visitation and rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Harvey Villarreal, Arnold Cantu, Alex Cantu, Lee Guillen, Manuel Flores, Charles Bonin, Manuel Castillo and Edward Villarreal.

Mr. Gonzales was born July 14, 1933, in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Maria Gonzales.

Survivors include his sons, Tony Gonzales Jr. and wife Gwin of Powell and Ricky Gonzales of Corsicana; grandsons, Tony Gonzales III and Jacob Anthony Gonzales, both of Powell; brothers, Joe Gonzales and D.T. Gonzales and wife Beatrice, all of Corsicana, and John Gonzales of Dallas; and sister, Jessie Gonzales of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Glen N. Essary
Dec. 13, 1933 - Oct 3, 2004

Glen N. Essary, 70, of Mesquite passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, in Mesquite.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Russell Floyd officiating.

Mr. Essary was born Dec. 13, 1933, in Commerce. He was retired from the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Betty Fluker Essary of Mesquite; son, Brian Essary; daughter and son-in-law, Laurie and Sherman Burns; grandson, Nathan Essary Scott; sister, Mary Hewell; and numerous friends and relatives.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ronny Wayne Tally
Sep 24, 1946 - Oct 2, 2004

Ronny Wayne Tally, 58, of Brushie Prairie passed away Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, in Lake Jackson.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. James Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Brushie Prairie Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Pete Lucas, Jerry Long, Jimmy Hohenberger, Benji Hohenberger, Billy Barham, Johnny Campbell, Tom Thornton and Joe Venable.

Mr. Tally was born Sept. 24, 1946, in Corsicana to William P. Tally and Vera Gann Tally. He served in the United States Army in the Vietnam War. He was a truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Larry Tally.

Survivors include his wife, Connie Tally of Brushie Prairie; sons and daughter-in-law, Donald and Rebekah Tally of Brushie Prairie and Johnny Allen of Teague; daughter, Sherry Ruiz of Port Aransas; grandchildren, Billy Wayne Barham, Jessica Gross, Michael Tally, Christine Tally, Joshua Tally and Gregory Robinson; aunt, Helen Caton of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Shelia Lynn Henderson
Mar 1, 1956 - Oct 3, 2004

Shelia Lynn Henderson, 48, of Streetman passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, in Navarro County.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Birdston Cemetery with Pastor Don Vail officiating.

Pallbearers will be Bradley Van Dyke, Chad Vail, Bobby Hammonds, Micheal Hammonds, Bruce Slagle and Will Reddoch.

Shelia was born March 1, 1956. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Mageors and Billy Joe and Shirley Henderson. She is survived by her son, Jeff Caves; daughter, Casey and husband Donny Hammonds; and five grandchildren, Brianna, Christina, Cheyenne, Cameron and Dillon, all of Streetman; sister, Lori McCall and husband Gary of Kerens; three stepsisters, Brenda Henderson and husband Bryan Allen of Athens, Janice Holloway of Waco, and Cheryl McConnell and husband Steve of Missouri; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Shelia had a love for the outdoors, and she enjoyed taking her grandchildren fishing and camping. She was always a wonderful friend to everyone she met and will be missed by her family, coworkers and friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Frankie (Vyres) Plant
Sept 18, 1918 - Oct 7, 2004

Frankie "Granny" Plant, 86, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. George Merriman officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Mrs. Plant was born Sept. 18, 1918, in Emhouse.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hurbert Plant; parents; Richard and Ella Mae Vyres; sisters, Mable Pollock and Willie Mae Basham; and brothers, Raymond Vyres and Jim Vyres.

Survivors include her daughters, Violet Bumpers and Anita Raley and husband Don, all of Dawson, Ardell Kuykendall and husband Bob and Linda Perkins, all of Corsicana; son, Richard Plant of Retreat; sister, Dorothy Vyres of Navarro; granddaughters, Rena Williams of Corsicana, Tina Coulston and husband Jeffers of Eureka, Tony Thomas and husband Rodney of Hattiesburg, Miss., Rhonda Franks of Dawson, Candie Mays of Justin, Wendy Fisher and husband Tommy of Red Oak and Hollie Plant of Grand Prairie; and grandsons, Ronald Plant and wife Zonia of Blooming Grove, David Richardson and wife Melinda of Corsicana and Claude Plant of Grand Prairie.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lester Eugene Brown
June 19, 1916 - Oct 6, 2004

Lester Eugene Brown, 88, of Red Oak passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, in Lancaster.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Brown was born June 19, 1916, in Henderson County.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elzie Lee Russell Brown.

Survivors include his son, Russell E. Brown of Bandera; daughter, Linda G. Grissom of Ferris; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Robert Wayne Collins
Apr 25, 1952 - Oct 6, 2004

Robert Wayne Collins, 52, of Malakoff died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, in Malakoff. He was born April 25, 1952, in Corsicana. He was a truck driver like all of the other Collins men.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bobby and Meryl Collins; grandfather, Roy Collins; and grandmother, Gladys Donahoe.

He is survived by his sister, Sheila Miller of Malakoff; grandmother, Cassie Collins Ingram of Dallas; daughter, Kim Russell of Dallas; sons, Jason and Robby Dee Collins; aunts and uncles, Nadine and Bill Armstrong of Dallas, Neil and Thelma Donahoe and Jerry and Margie Donahoe, all of Corsicana; nephew, Josh Byers; niece, Lori Byers; two great-nieces, Alexis and Aliyah; several other aunts, uncles and cousins; Diana Nix and her children; and a host of friends.

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

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Irvan Anthony officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Oakie Young, Hector Valero, Glen Majors, Parker Majors, Martin Perez and Daman Wallace.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Alyne Higgins
March 25, 1919 - Oct 7, 2004

Alyne Higgins, 85, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at Heritage Oaks West.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Graceland Mausoleum at Resthaven Memorial Park with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mrs. Higgins was born March 25, 1919, in Dresden.

Survivors include her husband, Henry Higgins of Corsicana; daughters, Barbara Palos and Doris Boulware, both of Corsicana; grandchildren, James, Kelly, Tanya and Kyle; a number great-grandchildren; sisters, Billie Eaton, Doris Christan and Vestal Harris, all of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Francys Charlotte Vickery
Nov. 23, 1942 - Oct 7, 2004

Francys Charlotte Vickery, 61, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at her residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Heath Bell, Wayne Snowden, Allen Guerry, Jimmy Cherry, Malcolm Shwadlenak and Osye Pritchett.

Ms. Vickery was born Nov. 23, 1942, in Fort Worth to F.C. and Mattie Cherry Vickery. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Karen Vickery of Dallas; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Wayne Snowden of Corsicana; nieces, Christie Bell and husband Heath of Corsicana and Brooks Vickery of Dallas; and nephew, Jackson Vickery of Dallas.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Exie Laverne (Baker) Donaldson
July 20, 1951 - Oct 4, 2004

Exie Laverne Donaldson

Exie Laverne Donaldson, 53, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2004 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

A wake service will be 7 p.m. today at Harmony Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 900 E. Freeman Street, Ennis, with Bishop John Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Ennis.

Mrs. Donaldson was born July 20, 1951 in Houston.

Mrs. Donaldson is survived by her husband, Arthur Donaldson; brothers, Bishop John Baker and wife Vanessa of Corsicana, Carl Baker and wife Laverne of Ennis, and Roy Baker and wife Beverly, Charles Baker and wife Joslyn, and Larry Baker and wife Jean, all of Houston; sisters, Maxine Elmore and husband Henry of Ennis and Charlotte Hall and husband Donald of Houston; uncles, George Gordon of Houston and Carl Gordon of Mexico; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Nellie Irene (Harwell) Allen

Nellie Irene Allen

Nellie Irene Allen, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died peacefully on Thursday Oct. 7, 2004, at the age of 96, healthy and active all of her life.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004 at Hopewell Cemetery in Navarro with the Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Grantham, Max Rash, David Harwell, Jeff Harwell, Richard Harwell, Ollie Harwell and Dan Harwell.

Honorary pallbearers are great-grandsons, Will Elliot and Sean Neesley.

Mrs. Allen was born in Mildred in 1907 to Jeff D. and Nellie B. Harwell. She lived in Corsicana most of her life.

On July 31, 1932, Irene and Doc Allen were married and their daughter, Pat, was born in 1934.

Doc and Irene were active in the Order of Eastern Star, becoming Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron. She taught piano lessons and was the organist at Central Methodist Church in Corsicana for many years. After her husband's death in 1989, Irene came to live in San Antonio, residing with Pat for the past ten years. Windcrest United Methodist Church was her last church family.

Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by her husband, Doc Allen; brothers, Amos Ransom Harwell of Tupelo and Eugene Alfred Harwell of Eureka.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Ted Spencer of San Antonio; grandchildren, Tedi Spencer Elliot of San Antonio, Jean Spencer Neesley of Arizona and Scott Allen Spencer of Austin; great-grandchildren, Katherine Irene Elliot, William Spencer Elliot, Sean Michael Neesley and Lindley Allen Callicoat Spencer.

Those desiring may make contributions to the Memorial Fund at Central Methodist Church of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lillian Lenora (Silverdecker) Lee
July 19, 1922 - Oct 7, 2004

Lillian Lenora Lee, 82, of Texarkana, Ark., formerly of Frost passed on to be with our Lord Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with grandson David Lee officiating. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chris Smith, Aaron Smith, Donnie Stember, Charlie Stember, David Lee, John Wood, George Eckhardt, Christopher Viars and Randy Anderson.

Mrs. Lee was born July 19, 1922, in Dexter, Mo. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Lee; sons, Charles Lee Jr. and Bob Lee; daughters, Wanda Burrit, Shirley Jean Lee and Pam Whatley; grandson, Brian Fauller; and granddaughter, Christi Cauley.

Survivors include her husband, Gary of Texarkana; sons, Terry Lee of Frost, Mike Lee and wife Jan of Scurry and Sonny Lee of Texarkana; daughters, Phyllis Sparks and husband Ron of Camdendon, Mo., Linda Remy of San Marcos, Bonnie Lee of Texarkana and Sandi Lee Howell and husband J. R. of Texarkana; 27 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and granddaughters, Tina Lee and Beverly Lee.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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James E. Rennie, Sr.
Apr 16, 1940 - Oct 7, 2004

James E. Rennie Sr., 64, went to be with our Lord Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating. Interment will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery in Pittsfield, Mass.

Mr. Rennie was born April 16, 1940, in Pittsfield, Mass. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He joined the Kmart organization in 1981 and worked there until retiring in 2004 as assistant director.

Survivors include his loving wife, Norma T. Rennie of Corsicana; children, James E. Rennie Jr., Gregor A. Rennie, Kimberly Rovchelen, Amy L. Rennie, Terry Sienna, Sandra Taylor, Kenneth Chapman, Robert Chapman and Ronald Chapman; 20 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Ronald Rennie; and sister, Cheryl Miesejewski.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Hubert Rex Benton
July 25, 1925 - Oct 8, 2004

Hubert Rex Benton, 79, of Pursley passed away Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Chris Blacksmith officiating. Interment will follow at New Pursley Cemetery.

Mr. Benton was born July 25, 1925, in Pisgah Ridge.

He was preceded in death by his son, Billy Wayne Benton; grandson, Christopher Rex Benton; and great-grandson, Zachary Ray Benton.

Survivors include his wife, Billie Benton of Pursley; sons, Bobby Benton and Donnie Benton, both of Pursley; daughter, Mary Louise Moss of Rialto, Calif.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Billy O. Benton Sr. of Frost and Lewis Tanner of Union High; and sisters, Faylene Dick of Wortham, Lois Lane of Mexia, Marie Gullet of Brownsboro, Juanita Dyer of Shady Grove and Bessie Sawyer of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Alvis W. Calame
Oct 12, 1911 - Sep 22, 2004

Alvis W. Calame, 92, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004, in Corsicana.

Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday September 24, 2004 at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services were 11 a.m. Saturday at Wortham Cemetery with Dr. David Hale officiating.

Mr. Calame was born Oct. 12, 1911, in Wortham to Will and Florence Calame. He graduated from Wortham High School and attended Westminster College in Tehuacana. He was married to Ruth Watson on March 16, 1935, and they made their home in Dallas until 1977, moving to Corsicana upon retirement. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church and the Business Men's Bible Study Class. He served 3 1/2 years in the Army, 14th Armored Division in Europe during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Louise Calame; brother, Ralph Calame; and sister, Gladys Calame.

Survivors include numerous cousins and friends.

Memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Church, 2800 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, TX 75110


 


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