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Houston Henry Hambrick
Jan 25, 1907 - Nov 29, 2004

Houston Henry Hambrick, age 97, of Milford passed away Monday evening, November 29, 2004 at Baylor Medical Center in Waxahachie. He was born January 25, 1907 in Italy, TX to John Houston and Mattie (Phillips) Hambrick. Houston attended school in Milford. He farmed most of his life and he also drove a school bus. On April 4, 1927 he married Lena Mae Carnahan in Milford and she preceded him in death in 1994. From 1942-1982 he was the substitute postal carrier in Milford. Houston loved working in the yard and serving God and others.
 


Talmadge Dwayne Farmer 
Sep 20, 1949 - Feb 9, 2005

Dwayne Farmer

Services for Dwayne Farmer, 55, Flint, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, at Stewart Family Funeral Chapel, 7525 Old Jacksonville Hwy., Tyler, with the Rev. Jerry Carroll officiating.

Burial will be in Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery under direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.

Mr. Farmer died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital.

He was born to Talmadge and Laura Patrick Farmer on Sept. 20, 1949, in Corsicana.

Mr. Farmer lived in the Tyler area for the last eight years coming from Jacksonville. He enjoyed his work as a route salesman with Mrs. Baird's as well as watching sports.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Frances Buck; and brother, Tom Farmer.

Survivors include wife, Peggy Farmer, of Flint; son, Todd Farmer and wife, Scarlet, of Flint; brothers, Jesse Farmer of Indianapolis, Ind., and Edward Farmer of Gillette, Wyo.; sisters, Elizabeth Armstrong of Blooming Grove, Rita Bernsen of Corsicana, Emma Meador of Navarro Mills, Sandra Youngblood of Malakoff, Barbara Blum of Vancouver, Wash., and Lita Farr of Baytown; numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Homer Reeves, Chuck Lawrence, Tim Lawrence, Tommy Christian, Tim Christian, and Wayne Bernsen.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Stewart Family Funeral Home, South Tyler.

Memorials may be made to the Music Ministry of Green Acres Baptist Church, 1607 Troup Highway, Tyler, TX 75701.

Arrangements by Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler.

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Marshall Berry Ainsworth
May 22, 1941 - Feb 7, 2005

Marshall Ainsworth, 63, of Kerens passed away Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at East Texas Medical Center in Athens.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Paschal Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Steve Price, Kenneth Johnson, Joe Dan Kilcrease, Larry Kelm, Charlie Jock and Daryn Aldren. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Middleton, Kenneth Scarborough and Tony Kuda.

Mr. Ainsworth was born May 22, 1941, in Rice.

Survivors include his wife, Diane Ainsworth of Kerens; son, Bryan Ainsworth of Kerens; daughters, Angela Wilson and Amy Ainsworth, both of Kerens; mother, Lena Mae Ainsworth of Corsicana; granddaughters, Britney Hahn, Brandy Ainsworth, Krystal Barnes, Miranda Barnes, Kelsey Ainsworth, Kanyon Ainsworth, Kassidy Ainsworth, Katelynn Ainsworth and Paige Crawford; and great-grandchildren, Bradley Hahn and Dustin Hahn.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Johnny Mack Mullen

Johnny Mack Mullen, 63, of Eureka passed away Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at his residence. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Antioch Cemetery in Fairfield with the Rev. Leonard James Manning. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Verna Lee (Hedrick) Morris

Verna Lee Hedrick Morris, 60, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at Twilight Home. Private memorial services will be at 2 p.m. today. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Dana Anderson

Dana Anderson, 27, of Ennis passed away Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. Wake services will be 7 p.m. today at New Hope Baptist Church, 704 E. Ripley, Ennis. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff McNealy officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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CLEO GUNN
Sep 2, 1919 - Feb 8, 2005

Mrs. CLEO GUNN, age 85, of Ennis, Texas, died Tuesday, February 8, 2005, in Ennis, Texas . She is survived by: Daughter & Son-in-law-Josephine & Charlie Vrzalik of Ennis, Texas, Son & Daughter-in-law-Edgar (Buddy) & Jackie Gunn of Richland, Texas, Son & Daughter-in-law-John & Cathy Gunn of Cedar Creek Lake, Texas Sister-Lorene Crutchfield of Dallas, Texas. Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, February 10, 2005. Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 AM Friday, February 11, 2005 , Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will be at Richland Cemetery in Richland, Texas.

Favis (Minatra) Denbow
Oct 10, 1918 - Feb 11, 2005

Favis Denbow
Mrs. Favis Denbow, age 86, of Corsicana, Texas, died Wednesday, February 9, 2005, in Corsicana, Texas. She is survived by her husband Bruce DENBOW; Son & Daughter-in-law-Ted & Connie Denbow of Richardson, Texas Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas. Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 PM Friday, February 11, 2005 . Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas.

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Favis Denbow

Favis Denbow, 86, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Donald Fuller officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Clinton, Dave Ralston, Lynn Cooper, Freddy Allison, David Walker and Roy Morrison.

Mrs. Denbow was born Oct. 10, 1918, in Miles.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Maggie Minatra; sisters, Lera Moore and Dean Minatra; and brother, Hershal Minatra.

Survivors include her husband, Bruce Denbow of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Connie Denbow of Richardson; and grandsons, Bryan Denbow and Kyle Denbow, both of Dallas.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home
 

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JOHNNIE ALINE (BALL) TRAMEL (1909 – 2005)

Johnnie Aline Tramel, 95, passed away February 4, 2005, in Sherman. Funeral services for Mrs. Tramel will be at 2 p.m. Monday, February 7, at the Church of Christ in Tom Bean, TX. Mr. A. C. Quinn
will officiate. Interment will be in the Vittitoe Cemetery in Grayson County, TX.

Mrs. Tramel was born December 7, 1909, to John F. and Johnnie Ball. On June 25, 1932, she married John Elijah Tramel of the Wilson Community, near Bazette. He was the son of Jasper and Bedia (Deskin) Tramel.

She was a life-long resident of Grayson County. She graduated from Tom Bean High School and furthered her education at Harding Christian College and graduated from Austin College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She taught school one year at the Wilson School, near Bazette, in Navarro County. She retired from Tom Bean Elementary School in 1972.

In her younger years, she enjoyed teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, as well as attending church services at Tom Bean Church of Christ with her husband, John, who was an elder.

Surviving are her daughter, Florene Griffin and her husband, James of Tom Bean; grandsons, John Griffin and wife, Becky, Eddie Griffin and wife, Tabethia, all of Tom Bean; great grandchildren, Dylan, Dalton, Kinzie and Demi Griffin, also of Tom Bean; sisters-in-law, Etta Brown of Powell, TX, Leolar Warren, Mildred Warren and husband, Square, of , Kerens, TX, Betty Mann and husband ,Bob, of Fort Worth, TX;
brother-in-law, Foy Brown of Kerens, TX; and many nieces and nephews and cousins.

Preceding her in death were her husband, John Tramel, and one infant son. Visitation is from 2-3 p.m. Sunday at Earnheart Funeral Home in Whitewright, which has charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Grayson County Home Hospice of Sherman.

Note: This appeared in the Sherman Herald Democrat on Sunday, February 6, 2005.

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  • Submitted by Melba Love, a niece.
  • The infant son was William Franklin Tramel (b & d 19 November 1939; bur Tom Bean, Villitoe Cemetery Grayson Co., TX)

Ester V. English

A longtime resident of Corsicana, Mrs. Ester V. English, 92, passed quietly away at the Heritage Oaks Retirement Center on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005 surrounded by her loved ones. Lovingly known to her children and grandchildren as "Big Mama" and to the community as "Mama English," she will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

An active member of Second Mission Baptist Church, Mrs. English remained active and faithful even throughout her declining health. In addition to Missions and her Circle No. 1 affiliations, she was also a Deaconess. She could be seen in past years working tirelessly in the church kitchen, which was assurance that you'd enjoy a good meal!

Though her husband, Bonner, preceded her into the Kingdom in 1988, Mrs. English's surviving list of family and friends include her three daughters, six sons, 19 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren, three sisters-in-law and many nieces, nephews, a church family and many others whose lives she touched along her journey.

Since Second Mission is currently under construction, all services for Mrs. English will be held at the First Independent Baptist Church, located at 703 East Fifth Avenue in Corsicana. The visitation/wake will be 6 to 8 p.m. today, and her final Homegoing at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Pallbearers will be sons, grandsons, Gaylan Thomas, and deacons of Second Mission Baptist Church.

The family requests anyone who is not on the program will be given an opportunity to sing a song, read a scripture or poem, offer a prayer, or whatever you feel led to do, please feel free to do so during the visitation/wake service today.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Don Marshall
Apr 21, 1956 - Feb 6, 2005

Don Marshall, 48, of Waxahachie passed away Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005 at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Community Funeral Home in Waxahachie.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at El Bethel Baptist Church in Waxahachie. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Mr. Marshall was born April 21, 1956 to the late Jessie and Verlie Marshall. He was a supervisor for eight years with Raco.

Survivors include sons Donovan Smith of Mexia and Donnell Marshall of Midland; daughter Yoshica Scott of Corsicana; grandchildren Tashira, Gaquitha and Twiya Scott of Corsicana; brother Robert L. Marshall of Waxahachie; sisters Roger Mae Johnson of Dallas, Vivian M. Edward (James) of Oxford, N.C. and Laura Mae Marshall of Waxahachie; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and devoted special friend, Dorothy Pleasant of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Community Funeral Home, Waxahachie.

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Elias 'Ollie' Rojas

Mr. Elias 'Ollie' Rojas of Mabank passed away Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at Odd Fellow and Rebekah Nursing Home.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2005 at St. John's Catholic Church in Ennis with Father Fred Caldwell officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Clayton Rasco, Ryan Rojas, David Rojas, Richard Rojas, Vincent Rojas and Al Ledbetter.

Mr. Elias 'Ollie' Rojas passed away in the early morning hours of Feb. 12, 2005, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. He was born on Oct. 1, 1923 in Navarro County to Antonio and Sarah Rojas. After completing his high school education he enlisted in the army. During WWII he fought in and was injured during three separate campaigns. His courage under fire earned him three purple hearts. Upon returning to Texas he attended Navarro College and SMU. He established accounting and real estate firms in the Corsicana, Mabank, and Ennis areas that operated for over 50 years. The family wishes to express their sincerest gratitude to the staff of the IOOF and Vitas Hospice Care Services for the exceptional respect and care given during this difficult time.

He was preceded in death by his parents Antonio and Sarah Rojas and sister Doris Morin.

He is survived by sons Jerry Rojas of Houston, Vincent Rojas of Las Vegas, NV., Richard Rojas of Dallas, Michael Rojas of Baton Rouge, LA.; son and daughter-in-law, David and Diane Rojas of Dallas; brother and sister-in-law, Rudy and Linda Morin of Modera, CA.; brothers, Henry Rogers of Fresno, CA. and Phillip Gonzales of San Diego, CA.; grand children, Christian, Debbie, Tanya, Christina, Caitlin, Ryan, Gabrielle and Clayton; and loving companion, Helen Seracek of Ennis.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mildred (Leach) Arnett
Sep 22, 1914 - Feb 11, 2005

Mildred L. Arnett

Mildred L. Arnett of Corsicana passed away Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at Briarcliff Nursing Home in Tyler.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Cryer Creek Cemetery with Bill Honea officiating.

Pallbearers will be Gordon Fowler, Mike Moody, Richard Moody, Wade Stevener, Scott Thompson, Randy Hill and Martin Buchanan.

She was born in Navarro County Sept. 22, 1914, the second child of six born to Robert Taylor and Jessie Leach.

She spent most of her life taking care of her siblings and immediate family. She was a devoted wife and dedicated mother of three, grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of 18.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Travis; infant daughter, Janell; brothers, Jack, Wayne and Dwayne; and sisters, Myrtle and Helen.

She is survived by her daughters, Frances Phaup and husband Gene of Chandler, Billie Barr and husband Donald of Palestine and Lou Nagy and husband Joe of Corsicana; and grandchildren, Gerry Fowler, Larry Moore, Gail Moody, Rockie Stevener, Cathy Moody, Paula Thompson, Patti Hill and Lia Buchanan.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Edward Donald 'Static' McGraw
Dec 12, 1928 - Feb 10, 2005

Don "Static" McGraw

Don "Static" McGraw, 76, of Dallas and formerly of Blooming Grove, passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at Lennwood Nursing Home in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Brother Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Larry Ware Jr., Marion Smith, Royce Trojacek, Kyle Trojacek, Eric Smith and David Smith.

Mr. McGraw was born Dec. 12, 1928, in Blooming Grove to Fredrick and Vernice Rhoads McGraw. He served in the United States Armed Forces.

Survivors include his sister, Jane Ryan; stepchildren, Betty and Larry Ware of Ennis and Robert and Patricia Pryor of Palmer; six step grandchildren and eight step great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove.

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Ididro Reyes

Ididro Reyes passed away Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. B.F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Modrall Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Clyde E. Johnson, Sr.

Clyde E. Johnson, Sr., 83, of Corsicana departed this life on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Ann of Corsicana; daughter Catherine Johnson of Dallas; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Johnson and Joan Milligan of Eastville, VA.; daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Don Clanton of Senatobia, MS.; son Clyde E. Johnson Jr. of Corsicana; two grandsons, Dillon and Steven Beevers of Senatobia, MS.; cousin, Wayne Johnson of Memphis, TN.; niece Linda Johnson of Jonesboro, AR.; and sister-in-law Jo Scarborough of Austin.

Mr. Johnson was born in Lake City, AR. on Jan. 19, 1922. He first came to Corsicana as a reporter for the Corsicana Daily Sun and later worked as press aide and speech writer for John White, Texas Agriculture Commissioner in Austin. He was Director of the State Democratic Executive Committee under Governor Price Daniel; was an assistant to Congressman Jake 'J. J.' Pickle in Washington, D.C.; enjoyed a career as Director of Customer Service Relations for the United States Post Office; ran a successful real estate business in Corsicana and was a former County Treasurer for Navarro County. Mr. Johnson was a life long Democrat, political activist, and wrote a weekly column for the Corsicana Daily Sun for many years. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 15, at their residence at 516 South 15th Street.

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Emma Ethel "Polly" Hamilton
Jan 6, 1907 - Feb 2005

Polly Hamilton was born Jan. 6, 1907 to Dr. James Judson Hamilton and Emma Holley Hamilton in Eureka. She attended grade school in Eureka and later attended Corsicana High School, graduating in 1925. She then attended Texas State College for Women in Denton, graduating in 1928. She took a beauty course in Corsicana and began her career at Bard's Beauty Shop on Main Street.

Polly married William Snead Hamilton of Palmer in 1932. They owned and operated Norris-Hamilton Cadillac, Bard's Beauty Shop and Twin Oaks Santa Gertrudis Ranch until his death in 1965. Polly and youngest brother Pete Hamilton continued in the ranch business. The cabin at Twin Oaks Ranch, which began as a family meeting place, is still in operation.

Polly was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; brothers Lloyd Hamilton (1989) and J. F. (Pete) Hamilton (2002), both of Eureka; sisters, 3-year-old Ruth Hamilton of Eureka (1903), Jewell Johnston (1991) and Vada Cuthbertson (1995), both of Corsicana; one niece, Dorothy Johnston Williamson (1996) of Texas City; and foster daughter Billie Muesse (1999) of Malone.

She is survived by six nieces, Helen Curington, Jo Curry, Lois Gaines, Lou Vanice, and Peggy Herod, all of Corsicana, and Virginia Nowlin of Humble; five nephews, John Allen Johnston of Center Point, Billie Gene Hamilton of Texas City, Jim Cuthbertson of Fulshear, Jack Cuthbertson of Humble and Bobby Cuthbertson of Houston; and Billie's daughters, Polly Muesse Boyd of Malone and Dee Muesse Kincaid of Denton.

Polly was a member of the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Eureka in early life and later a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. Bob Young of Westminster Presbyterian Church and Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chip Curington, Billy Gene Hamilton, Wilson Vanice, Jack Cuthbertson, Bobby Cuthbertson, Vic Howell, Rodney McLauchlin and Bill Chandler. Honorary pallbearers will be David Curington, John Allen Johnston, Liston Herod, Alon Gaines, Erwin McGraw, Carroll Boswell and Dr. Lowell Campbell.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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John Phillips
Sep 8, 1949 - Feb 12, 2005

John Phillips, 55, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at First Baptist Church with the Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Billy Joe Coker, Bill Hicks, Ronald Lynch, Ronnie Wylie, Tom Wilson, Dylan Wilson, Armin Piel and Brad Roughton.

He was born on Sept. 8, 1949 in Blooming Grove to Jack Phillips and Evelyn Campbell Phillips.

John was a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana for over 30 years. He graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1968 and attended Texas A&M University where he graduated with a Bachelors degree in Science with a major in Agronomy (Soil Science). He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Barry and a past member of the Sunrise Lions Club before they became the Noon Lions Club. He owned and operated Phillips Masonry for 35 years in Navarro County.

He was preceded in death by his mother Evelyn Phillips.

He is survived by his wife Barbara Phillips of Corsicana; sons, Brian Phillips of Corsicana and David and Hanna Phillips of Mesquite; grandchildren, Brody and Hallie Phillips of Corsicana; father, Jack Phillips of Blooming Grove; sisters, Sue and Roy Mershawn of Blooming Grove, Donna Phillips of Blooming Grove, Jackie and Dwayne Owen of Blooming Grove and Leann and Jack Herod of Barry; father and mother-in-law, Carroll and Jackie Boswell of Barry; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Kim Boswell of Barry.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Marie (Escamilla) Delgado
Jul 4, 1941 - Feb 12, 2005

Marie Delgado, 63, of Kerens passed away Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at Hospice of Tyler.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Hayes officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Marie's nephews.

She is survived by her husband, Santana Delgado of Kerens; sons, Santana Delgado, Jr. and Javier Delgado, both of Alabama, Praxedis Delgado of Dallas; daughters, Norma Delgado of Alabama, Elizabeth Delgado of Malakoff, Nancy Rodriguez of Dallas; parents, Ramon Escamilla of Crystal City and Zoraida Escamilla of Kerens; brothers, Juan Escamilla and Humberto Escamilla of Dallas; sisters, Cenobia Garcia and Seferina Suarez, both of Dallas, Maria Delgado of Glen Rose, Lucy Herring of Sonora; 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens

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Albert Hugh Lewis

Albert Hugh Lewis, 61, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at his residence. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, LA. Interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery.

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Royce Gene Adams Jr.
Oct. 4, 1958 - Feb 13, 2005

Royce Gene Adams Jr.

Royce Gene Adams Jr., 46, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Brushie Prairie Cemetery.

Mr. Adams was born Oct. 4, 1958 to Royce Gene Adams Sr. and Jessie Bridger Adams in Corsicana. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is survived by sons, Chris Adams and Royce Gene Adams III, both of Deer Park; grandchildren, Royce Gene Adams IV and Ashley Nichole Adams; mother, Jessie Adams of Oregon; grandmother, Edith Bridger of Corsicana; and brothers, Bruce Adams of Corsicana, Clinton Adams of Longview and Allen Adams of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Royce Gene Adams Jr.

Royce Gene Adams Jr., 46, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005 in Corsicana.

Services were 10 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Darin Wood officiating. Interment followed at Brushie Prairie Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Chris Adams, Royce Gene Adams III, Daniel Adams, Bruce Adams, Clinton Adams and Allen Adams.

Honorary Pallbearers were Billy Holloway and Eric Adams.

Mr. Adams was born Oct. 4, 1958 to Royce Gene Adams Sr. and Jessie Bridger Adams in Corsicana. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is survived by sons, Chris Adams and Royce Gene Adams III, both of Deer Park; grandchildren, Royce Gene Adams IV and Ashley Nichole Adams; mother, Jessie Adams of Oregon; grandmother, Edith Bridger of Corsicana; and brothers, Bruce Adams of Corsicana, Clinton Adams of Longview and Allen Adams of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Alison Nicole Whearley

Our precious angel, Alison Nicole Whearley, 13 days old, passed away Feb. 13, 2005, after spending just a short time with her family here on Earth, before God came and took his little angel doll back home to heaven. Alison was born Feb. 1, 2005, 12 weeks premature, weighing only 1 pound, 9 ounces and 11 inches long.

Alison's funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at Corley Funeral Chapel with Ferman Carpenter officiating. Alison will be laid to rest at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Corley Funeral Home.

Alison Nicole is survived by her loving parents Eva and Johnny Whearley Jr. of Retreat, brothers Joshua Dunaway of Retreat and John Whearley of Red Oak, sisters Katie Whearley of Retreat and Jami Whearley of Red Oak. She is also survived by maternal grandmother Jolene Reamy of Corsicana and paternal grandparents Sandy and Joe Mathis of Garland and Johnny and Penney Whearley Sr. of Dallas as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other family and friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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William Henry "Billy/Bo" Talkington, Jr.
Nov 3, 1961 - Feb 14, 2005

Billy "Bo" Talkington, 43, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at his residence.

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

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Rice Cemetery with the Rev. Nancy Schusler officiating.

He was born Nov. 3, 1961, in Corsicana. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Larue Simmons; and stepfather, Tommy Simmons.

Survivors include his sisters, Punkin Ivie and Jan Davis, both of Corsicana; brothers, Rex Reid of McClain and Richard Talkington of Corsicana; niece, Sharla Allen of Corsicana; great-nephew, Shae Harp of Corsicana; special aunt and uncle, Hope and Verne St. Mars of Rice; and a host of other family members.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lou V. Manning

Lou V. Manning, 75, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Delight United Methodist Church in Brushie Prairie. Interment will follow at Brushie Prairie Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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J. L. Johnson
May 9, 1906 - Feb 12, 2005

J. L. Johnson

J. L. Johnson, 98, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Straight Way Baptist Church with the Rev. A.E. Smith, pastor, and Minister George Kitchen, associate minister, officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Freddie Brackens, Dwain Evans, Maurice Burton, Leonard Dempsey and Walter Butler. Honorary pallbearers will be Joel Leach, Aaron Butler, Paul Kitchen, Courtney Watts, Monte Fields and Cody Kitchen.

Mr. Johnson was born May 9, 1906, in Leon County.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sonola Johnson; son, Robert Johnson; and brother, Elton Johnson.

Survivors include his sons, Jesse Wilard (Billie Ann) Johnson of Topeka, Kan., Morris (Blossie) Johnson of Huntsville, Charles (Donna) Johnson of DeSoto, and Roy Anthony Jones of Corsicana; daughters, Jannie (George) Perry of Corsicana, Fannie (Henry) Holman of Dallas, Margaret (Walter) Butler of Lufkin, and Linda (Bobby) Brown of DeSoto; 18 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; five great-great-great-grandchildren; brother, George Johnson of Buffalo; sister, Leola Jefferson of Mexia; and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Wilma Jean (Johnson) Bell
Sep 10, 1925 - Feb 15, 2005

Wilma Jean "Jeanie" Bell

Wilma Jean "Jeanie" Bell was born Sept. 10, 1925, in Emhouse, the daughter of Walter and Mary Davis Johnson. Jeanie left this life to be with the Lord on Feb. 15, 2005, at her home in Corsicana surrounded by her family. Jeanie and Carl Ralph Bell were married on April 27, 1942, in Corsicana. He preceded her in death on April 13, 1995. Jeanie was employed by Tom's Foods, Dr. Joe Highnote and most recently at Fireside Gift Shop until her retirement in 2002 due to her health. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church where she taught children's Sunday school for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a brother, Clifton Johnson; and a great-grandson, Chase Bell.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Arline Bell of Dawson; daughter, Carla George of Corsicana; grandchildren, Blair George of Corsicana, Summer George of Houston, Mike and Andee Bell of Lorena, Keith and Kristie Melton of Dawson and Brett and Kelly Bell of Purdon; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Bell, Cutter Bell, Hunter Melton, Logan Melton, Karley Davis and Kelton Bell; sister and brother-in-law, Joanne and Charles Williams of Ennis; and sister-in-law, Ora Mae Johnson of Conroe.

Pallbearers will be John George, Jimmy Whistler, Don Owens, Butch Maggard, Charles Fincher and Robert Herod. Honorary pallbearers will be Randall Burleson and Liston Herod.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger and Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mark Byrnes
Aug 26, 1955 - Feb 4, 2005

Mark Byrnes

Mark Byrnes, 49, of Indian Rocks Beach, Fla., died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at Largo Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Grace Community Church in Corsicana. Pastor Chris Moody will be officiating the service.

He was born in Abilene on Aug. 26, 1955, to Robert E. and Beth Byrnes. He worked as a machinist at Hughes Tools in Corsicana until it closed, then for Oil City Iron Works until moving to Florida.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert E. Byrnes of Corsicana.

He is survived by his wife, Jackie Byrnes of Indian Rocks Beach, Fla.; son, Trace and Tammy Byrnes of Corsicana; mother, Beth Byrnes of Corsicana; sisters, Vicki Byrnes of Dallas and Kay and Eddie York of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Harford of Tampa, Fla.; grandsons, Aeron, Morgan, Joshua and Justyn Byrnes, all of Corsicana; nephews, Christopher St. Clair of Corsicana, Jason and Melanie York of Ennis and Bobby Schubert of Tampa, Fla.; and niece, Erica and Mike Hagerman of Tampa, Fla.

A gentle man by nature, he was loved by us all and he will be greatly missed.

Arrangements by National Cremation Society, Largo, Fla.

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Leta Frances Riley
May 1, 1930 - Feb 17, 2005

Leta Frances Riley

Leta Frances Riley, 74, of Blooming Grove passed away Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. today at Resthaven Memorial Park with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Mrs. Riley was born May 1, 1930, in Three Oaks, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Diane Taylor who died in 1996 and was buried at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband, Melvin Riley of Blooming Grove; son, Jerry Taylor of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Daisy and Ray Rodriguez of Dallas; grandsons, Jimmy Taylor of Corsicana and Christian Templer of Dallas; granddaughters, Sarah Boehler, Laurel Boehler and Leah Boehler, all of Dallas; great-granddaughters, Shawanda Taylor and Shari Taylor, both of Corsicana; brothers, Bob Conway of Florida and Bill Conway and Kenny Conway, both of Indiana; and sisters, Betty Seay and Martha Koerber, both of Florida, Dora Lee Taylor of Pennsylvania and Alice Conway of Indiana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lillian D. Chastain

Lillian D. Chastain, 91, of Clearfield, Ky., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at her residence. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. today at Resthaven Memorial Park Park with Thom Yancy officiating.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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William David 'Bill' Weeks
Dec 30, 1922 - Feb 17, 2005

William David 'Bill' Meeks

William David 'Bill' Meeks was born Dec. 30, 1922, and passed away Feb. 17, 2005.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Susie Stovall.

He is survived by his sons, Stanley Weeks and David Earl Weeks; daughters, Vonda Butler Williams and husband Joseph and Nannette Nation and husband Randall; grandchildren, Amy, Malissa, Randall, Jr., Samuel and David Nation, Jason Hemphill, Zoe and Joseph "Bear" Williams; great grandchildren, Courtney, Michael and Cameron Metcalf; three sisters, three brothers, four step-sisters and a step-brother.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 22 in Corsicana. He was an honorary member of the 287 R/C Fire and Rescue Department.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, 2005 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be form 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Arrangements by Laurel Land Funeral Home, Dallas.

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Gladys Erlene (Anderson) Rouse 
Nov. 4, 1913 - Feb 19, 2005

Gladys (Anderson) Rouse

Gladys (Anderson) Rouse, 91, of Fairfield, passed away Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005 in Fairfield.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Streetman with Rev. Wayne Mahoney and Rev. Fred Ward officiating. Interment will follow at Birdston Cemetery in Streetman.

Pallbearers will be Larry Ivy, Kevin Ivy, Keith Ivy, Tony Willard, Todd Willard and Shannon Rouse.

Ms. Rouse was born Nov. 4, 1913 in Streetman to Guy Hampton Anderson and Arra Richmond Anderson. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Streetman where she loved to teach Bible class to children. She sang in the choir, where she sang her heart out in her love for the Lord. She was a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Jose Antonio Navarro Chapter in Corsicana, and a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Col. Roger Q. Mills Chapter 2466 in Corsicana. She loved genealogy and interviewing older people who remembered things about her family. She was dedicated to her family and to her church.

She was preceded in death by husband Frank Rouse; her parents; brothers Ernest and G. R. Anderson; sisters Mattie Stibrich and Marie Ward; and great-grandson Daniel Steely.

Survivors include son Frankie Rouse of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law Marlene and Raymond Ivy of Fairfield and Marjorie and Dale Willard of North Richland Hills; brothers Robert Anderson of Malakoff and Max Anderson of Hemet, Calif.; sister Edna Hodge of Eureka; and six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Fairfield.

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John Wesley Downey
May 16, 1919 - Feb 13, 2005

John Wesley Downey Funeral services for John Wesley Downey, 85, of Halfway were at 2 p.m. today in Lemons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Williams, pastor of First Baptist Church of Lorenzo, officiating. Burial was in Plainview Memorial Park by Lemons Funeral Home. Mr. Downey died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, in Plainview. He was born May 16, 1919, in Frost, Texas where he grew up and graduated from high school. He spent four years in the U.S. Air Force before becoming a farmer in the Halfway community. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Halfway where he taught a men's Sunday school class and served as a deacon. He married Irene Hall on March 11, 1943, in Tucson, Ariz. Survivors include his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Norma Downey of Halfway; two grandchildren, David Downey and wife, Karen, of Lubbock and Lori McCrory and husband, Scott, of Allen; four great-grandchildren, Bethany, Dexter, Nicholas and Nathan Downey; and two nieces, Linda Ehle of Greeley, Colo., and Betty Horan of Plainview. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Nena Caudle and Kathleen Pape.
 

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John Wesley Downey

Funeral services for John Wesley Downey, 85, of Halfway were at 2 p.m. today in Lemons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Williams, pastor of First Baptist Church of Lorenzo, officiating.

Burial was in Plainview Memorial Park by Lemons Funeral Home.

Mr. Downey died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, in Plainview.

He was born May 16, 1919, in Frost, Texas where he grew up and graduated from high school. He spent four years in the U.S. Air Force before becoming a farmer in the Halfway community.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Halfway where he taught a men´s Sunday school class and served as a deacon.

He married Irene Hall on March 11, 1943, in Tucson, Ariz.

Survivors include his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Norma Downey of Halfway; two grandchildren, David Downey and wife, Karen, of Lubbock and Lori McCrory and husband, Scott, of Allen; four great-grandchildren, Bethany, Dexter, Nicholas and Nathan Downey; and two nieces, Linda Ehle of Greeley, Colo., and Betty Horan of Plainview.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Nena Caudle and Kathleen Pape.

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Margaret Ann (Gilliam) Stiewert

Margaret Ann Stiewert

Margaret Ann Stiewert, 66 of Houston, passed away Thursday, February 10, 2005 at her residence.

Margaret was born September 26, 1938 in Kerens, Texas to W. D. Gilliam and Dee Dee Frazier and was baptized in the First Baptist Church of Trinidad, Texas by Dr. W. B. Pearson. She was married to Hubert J. Stiewert, Jr. and was a great supporter of the Brenham State School

She is preceded in death by her parents Mr. And Mrs. W. D. Gilliam, brothers, Orveal, J. T., Jack, E. L. Gilliam; sisters Fay Turner, Jude Long, Edith Smith and Betty Cox.

Her survivors include husband Hubert Stiewert of Houston; son Rick Stiewert and wife Diane of Hallettsville; daughter Debra Ann Stiewert of Brenham; grandchildren Shannon Bludau and husband Eric, Amber Stiewert, Kristi Stiewert; great-grandchild Braden Bludau; brother E. B. Gilliam of Tomball; sister Helen Bostic of Cornith, Mississippi.

Visitation with the family will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 11, 2005 at Brenham Memorial Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 12, 2005 in Brenham Memorial Chapel with Bro. Roy Bostick officiating. Burial will follow in the Carmine Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Kenny Bloecher, Freddie Smith, Herbert Klatte, Jr., Don Boecker, Ronnie Jerigan and Jerry Gilliam.

Memorials may be given to the Brenham State School.

Funeral services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 979.836.3611.

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Margaret Ann Stiewert

Sept. 26, 1938 — Feb. 10, 2005

BRENHAM — Services for Margaret Ann Stiewert, 66, of Houston are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Brenham Memorial Chapel.

Brother Roy Bostick will officiate. Burial will be in the Carmine Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Brenham Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Stiewert died Thursday at her residence.

She was born in Kerens and was baptized in the First Baptist Church of Trinidad.

Survivors include her husband, Hubert Stiewert of Houston; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Diane Stiewert of Hallettsville; a daughter, Debra Ann Stiewert of Brenham; a brother, E.B. Gilliam of Tomball; a sister, Helen Bostic of Cornith, Miss.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Brenham State School


Ruth (James) Wingo

Memorial services for Ruth James Wingo, 93, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, February 16, at Russell Memorial United Methodist Church, Wills Point, with Rev. Scott McKay officiating.

Mrs. Wingo died February 10, 2004.

She was born January 25, 1911, in Springtown to the late Thomas Leslie and Mary Beulah McCracken James. She grew up in Kerens, moving to Wills Point in 1923. She graduated as salutatorian from Wills Point High School in 1928, and Texas Women’s University in 1932, with a degree in journalism. She was editor of the college newspaper, The Lasso, and was the first president of Theta Sigma Phi. She later studied at Texas A&M and Cambridge University in England. An endowed scholarship in her name is given each year to a journalism major at TWU.

She joined the Methodist Church in Kerens as an early age and remained active in the Methodist church, where she taught children in Sunday school and other classes for 50 years. She was a current member of Friendship Class at Russell Memorial United Methodist Church and was past president of the Know Your Bible Club.

She was past president and a life member of the United Methodist Women, organizer and leader for years of the first Brownie Scout Troop in Wills Point, an officer in the Parent Teachers Association. Charter member of the Wills Point Historical Society, special correspondent to the Dallas Morning News, and was chosen Woman of the Year by the Rotary Anns in 1976.

The Wills Point High School named the Wingo Library in honor of her and her husband in 1998. She wrote books for her grandchildren and a legacy of memory stories for the James family titled “Roots and Wings”.

She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 68 years, David Stimson Wingo, in 2002; brother, Leslie Melvin James; sisters, Mary Lou James Ayres Rogers and Margaret James Carpenter; and son-in-law, George Joyce.
Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Carolyn Joyce, Louisville, Ky., Sylvia and Tommie J. Huckabee, Stephenville, and Beverly and Donald Purinton, Plano; grandchildren, Stephen David Joyce, Dr. Timothy Michael Huckabee, Diane Purinton Farnham, Phyllis Huckabee, David Don Purinton and Christopher Martin Huckabee; eight great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Rebecca Wingo Slaughter, Lubbock.


Emmett Haskew Combs, Sr.
Sept 26, 1886 - Oct 30, 1971

FUNERAL HELD MONDAY FOR EMMETT COMBS, SR.

Emmett H. Combs, Sr., 85, died late Saturday at Memorial Hospital in Corsicana following an extended illness.  He was a retired farmer and a resident of Rural Shade.  He was a Baptist.

Funeral services were held at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel Monday afternoon with the Rev. Floyd Kendell officiating.  Burial was in  Long Prairie Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Ludie Combs of Rural Shade, three sons, William Combs of Kerens, Leonard Combs of Dallas and Emmett Combs Jr. of Dallas; two daughters Mrs. Cleo Padget of Kerens and Mrs Ezelle Clark of Dallas; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lewis Collins of Kerens and Mrs. Frances Davis of Malakoff; seven brothers, Earl Combs of Corsicana, Tom Combs of Waco, John Combs of Athens, Jeff Combs of Kerens, Jack Combs of Kerens, Charlie Combs of Malakoff and George Combs of Chattanoga, Tenn.  Nephews were pallbearers.

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KERENS, - Emmett H. Combs, Sr., 85, died late Saturday at Memorial Hospital in Corsicana following an extended illness.

He was a resident of Rural Shade and a retired farmer. He was a Baptist.

Funeral services were to be Monday at 2 p.m. at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel here, with the Rev. Floyd Kendall officiating and burial in Long Prairie Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Ludie combs of Rural Shade; three sons, William Combs of Kerens, Leonard Combs of Dallas and Emmett Combs, Jr., of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Cleo Padgett of Kerens and Mrs. Ezelle Clark of Dallas; 14 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Louis Collins of Kerens and Mrs. Frances Davis of Malakoff; seven brothers, Earl Combs of Corsicana, Tom Combs of Waco, John Combs of Athens, Jeff Combs of Kerens, Jack combs of Kerens, Charlie Combs of Malakoff and George Combs of Chatanooga, Tenn.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Betty Kirkwood (Huddleston) Webb

Betty Kirkwood Webb, 76, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at Twilight Home.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Pastor B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Luther, Jim Hagle, Cory Kirkwood, Scott Kirkwood, Derek King, Joe Glass and Arlanda Currington.

Mrs. Webb was born June 14, 1928, in Emhouse to Howard and Iva Marriott Huddleston.

Survivors include her husband, Don Webb of Springfield, Mo.; sons, Robert Kirkwood of Houston, Ken Kirkwood of Wortham, Brad Kirkwood of Rowlett and Tim Kirkwood of Prosser, Wash.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Glen Huddleston of Lubbock; and sisters, Johnnie Currington and Judy Stephens, both of Levelland.

Memorial guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com. Click on obituaries and go to the name (Betty Kirkwood Webb) to sign book and to submit memorial message.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Navena Lavadaner Wallace

Navena Lavadaner Wallace, 80, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at Twilight Home.

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

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

Survivors include her daughter, Bessie Williams of Corsicana; grandchildren, Sindy, Shela, Charlie and Harvey; great-grandchildren, Casey, Matt, Nichole, Hollie, Shawn and Steven; great-great-grandchildren, Jade and Konnor; sister, Lillian; nieces, Diane, Vicky, Lexine, Cathrine, Linda and Lorene; and nephews, Doyle, John, Truman, Joe Mack, Gene, Craig and Chad.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Vivian J. Whatley

Funeral services for Vivian J. Whatley, 72, of Trinidad are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church in Tool with Chuck Weber and Joe Bon Baisden officiating. Burial will be in the Mankin Cemetery.

Mrs. Whatley passed away Sunday evening, Feb. 20, 2005, in Corsicana. She was born May 8, 1932, and was preceded in death by a grandson, Brent Allen Fellon.

She is survived by her husband, Leo Whatley of Trinidad; son and his wife, David and Johnnie Whatley; daughter and her husband, Debbie and Mike Ferguson; two sisters, Minnie McDaniels and Fran Glen.

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

Arrangements by Tomlinson Funeral Home, Seven Points.

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Cathy Lynn Tippett

Cathy Lynn Tippett

Cathy Lynn Tippett, 41, of Blooming Grove passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, in Dallas.

Memorial services will be 5 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Corsicana with Brother Lonnie Keele officiating.

Ms. Tippett was born March 10, 1963, in Dallas.

She was preceded in death by her father, James W. Tippett.

Survivors include her son, Jesse Lee Tippett of Killeen; daughter, Donna Rae Millhollin; mother, Hazel Rose of Blooming Grove; brother, Jerry Ray Tippett of Portland, Ore.; sisters, Denise Eudy and husband Shane of Blooming Grove, Teresa Tippett of Greenville, Rebecca Stroud and husband C.B. "Skeeter" Jr. of Bonham and Debbie Lawley and husband Michael of Athens; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Chester W. Morgan

LIVINGSTON - Chester W. Morgan, 73, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005.

Arrangements are by Cochran Funeral Home.

Mr. Morgan was born Feb. 19, 1931, in Navarro County to E.J. Morgan and Beulah Poulter. He was a licensed chemical dependency counselor in Amarillo. He had been program director for Panhandle Alcoholic Recovery Center and program director for Quest Professional Services at St. Anthony's Hospital before going into private practice. He retired in 1995.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Wanda Ralston; and a son, Billy Mike Morgan.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Denton; two sons, Mark Wayne Morgan and Allen Wade Morgan; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Evans; two stepsons, Robert C. Carter and Sam J. Carter; a sister, Glinda Morgan Walden; and a brother, Daryle Morgan.

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  • Amarillo Globe-News, Feb. 3, 2005

Dr. Ross P. Black

Dr. Ross P. Black, 95, of Del Rio, retired Navy medical corps captain, died Monday, Sept. 15, 1997.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Llano Cemetery in Amarillo with the Rev. Murray Gossett of First Presbyterian Church in Amarillo officiating. Arrangements are by Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors, Memorial Chapel, Fifth Avenue and Pierce Street, in Amarillo.

Dr. Black was born in Corsicana. He completed undergraduate instruction at Texas Christian University at Fort Worth and completed his medical training at the University of Tennessee at Memphis in 1928. He practiced urology in Amarillo until 1943, when he entered the Navy.

He served as head of the urology department at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Va. He also served as head of the urology department at Philadelphia Naval Hospital, spending three tours there, four years of which were as department head.

Dr. Black served in Corpus Christi, Panama and Long Beach and aboard the hospital ship Consolation during the Korean War. He completed a year of postgraduate work in urology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1949.

He was a member of the American Board of Urology, Central Church of Christ of Del Rio and the Lions Club. He also was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Khiva Shrine of Amarillo.

Dr. Black married Cecile Dawson in 1942 at Mineral Wells. She died in 1993.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews including Sally Vandale, Margaret Herring, Monty Johnson and Allen Dawson Jr., all of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials be to a favorite charity or the Presbyterian Children's Home.

The family will be at 3208 S. Bowie St. in Amarillo.

The body will not be available for viewing.


John Oliver Lancaster

John Oliver Lancaster, 71, of Amarillo, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 1997.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2820 Virginia Circle with Kenneth Lancaster and the Rev. Ray Ellis, pastor of Church of the Restoration, officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.

Mr. Lancaster was born in Corsicana and had been a resident of Amarillo since 1975. He was a veteran of the Navy serving in World War II from 1943-1945. Mr. Lancaster had been employed by the Department of Public Safety for 30 years before retiring as sergeant in 1988.

He married Dolores Pasch in 1945 at Stockton, Calif.

He was a Methodist and a member of Sam R. Hamilton Masonic Lodge No. 1031 and York Rite. He was nominated by Parade Magazine as Outstanding Officer in 1978 when he rescued 91 people from Palo Duro Canyon during the flood.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Kenneth Lancaster of Amarillo; a daughter, Jo Anna Hurst of Denton; three grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

The family will be at 7716 Canode St. The family requests memorials be to the Lung Association or a favorite charity.


Felix Johnson

CHILDRESS - Felix Johnson, 69, died Sunday, July 20, 1997.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Northeast Church of Christ with L.J. Brannon of the church officiating. Burial will be in Childress Cemetery by Johnson Funeral Home.

Mr. Johnson was born in Corsicana. He worked on the assembly line for CocaCola Bottling Co. of Childress for 22 years. He was a veteran and a member of the Blind Veterans Association.

He married Ida Vera Burist in 1954 at Hollis, Okla.

Mr. Johnson was a member of Northeast Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Jarvis Johnson and Travis Johnson, both of Childress; three sisters, Ozzie Lee Brown of Flint, Mich, Louise Ford of Oklahoma City and Opelia Holmes of Wichita, Kan.; two brothers, Curtis Johnson of Childress and E.J. Johnson of Oklahoma City; and two grandchildren.


Margaret McCuistion

Margaret McCuistion, 77, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, July 1, 1997.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. today in Llano Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Dickerson of Temple Baptist Church officiating. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. today in Temple Baptist Church with Rev. Dickerson officiating. Arrangements are by Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors, Memorial Chapel, Fifth Avenue and Pierce Street.

Mrs. McCuistion was born in Corsicana. She was a homemaker and worked as the church secretary at Temple Baptist Church. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church and the JOY Club.

She married L.D. "Buster'' McCuistion in 1946 at Fort Worth.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Donna Ekrut of Amarillo; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will be at 8200 Coulter St. They suggest memorials be to Temple Baptist Church, 3208 S. Van Buren St., Amarillo, Texas.


Fae Elliott

QUITAQUE - Tennie Fae Elliot, 75, of Lubbock, died Saturday, June 28, 1997.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in First United Methodist Church at Quitaque with John Burk, minister of Lakeridge United Methodist Church in Lubbock, officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery in Quitaque. Arrangements are by Myers-Long Funeral Directors of Quitaque.

Mrs. Elliott was born in Corsicana. She moved to Lubbock three years ago, moving from Quitaque, where she was a lifetime resident. She was a member of Lakeridge United Methodist Church of Lubbock, and the Order of the Eastern Star in Quitaque.

She married Virgil Elliott in 1943 at Amarillo. He died in 1993.

Survivors include a daughter, Jerry Card of Lubbock; three sisters, Georgia Tyler and Loraine Fellers, both of Amarillo, and Marie Moore of Myers Flat, Calif.; three brothers, Thurston Gilcrease of Chicago, John Gilcrease of Redding, Calif., and Arnold Gilcrease of San Angelo; and a grandson.


Mary Lou Beets

KILGORE - Mary Lou Beets, 90, died Tuesday, May 26, 1998.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Rader Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Buddy Duggins and the Rev. Byron Allen officiating. Burial will follow at the Danville Cemetery by Rader Funeral Homes.

Mrs. Beets was born in Corsicana and had been a resident of the Kilgore area since 1931, moving from Waxahachie. She was a homemaker and a member of the Laird Hill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Thomas Beets; and two sons, Glen Beets and Sammy Beets.

Survivors include four daughters, Louise McKinney and Patsy Sheets, both of Kilgore, Jeanette Lewis of Amarillo and Judy Owens of Quitman; three sons, Billy Gene Freeman of Oracle, Ariz., Daniel "Buddy" Beets of Kilgore and Jimmy Beets of Baytown; two sisters, Gladys Robinson and Ruth Graves, both of Corsicana; a brother, Gene Christie of Kerns; 28 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Rader Funeral Home.


Ellen Gertrude Brown

CLARENDON - Ellen Gertrude Brown, 88, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today in Robertson Funeral Directors Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Truman Ledbetter, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Rowe Cemetery in Hedley.

Mrs. Brown was born in Corsicana and lived in Amarillo for 10 years before living in Clarendon for 24 years. She returned to Amarillo a few years ago. She was a homemaker and member of Southlawn Baptist Church.

She married Rosco Brown in 1927 at Hedley. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1978, a daughter, Marty Leffew, and two sons, Lee Roy Brown and Troy Brown.

Survivors include a daughter, Jo Ward of Oklahoma City; four sons, Ray Brown of Weatherford, Tommy Brown of Fort Worth, and Charles B. Brown and Johnny Brown, both of Amarillo; two brothers, Theran Gossett of Miami and Jay Gossett of Big Spring; 19 grandchildren; 24 greatgrandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
 


Bessie Lee (Wilson) Tanner 

Bessie Lee Tanner

Bessie Lee Tanner, 75, of Pursley passed away Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Darin Wood and Chris Blacksmith officiating. Interment will follow at Pursley Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie J. Tanner, Bryan Neal Tanner, Golman Blackburn, Mike Patrick, Terry Patrick and Charles Paul. Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Lane, Mike Tanner, Elwin Rhodes, Dale Lane and Dwight Tanner.

Mrs. Tanner was born May 9, 1929, in Long Prairie to Henry Stafford and Mamie Louise Martin Wilson. Born the seventh of 10 children, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She worked for Haggar Slack Company as a supervisor for 25 years until the plant closed. She also worked as a seamstress for Mexia State School until her retirement. She was happiest cooking for her family and having her children and grandchildren around her. She was looking forward to the birth of her first great-grandchild, Tanner Douglas Patrick. She enjoyed visiting with her neighbor and best friend, Emma Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Elmer Tanner Jr. of Pursley; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda Kaye and Don Barron of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Karen Tanner of Fairfield and Elmer and Mandy Tanner of Retreat; grandchildren, Mike Patrick, Terry Lynn Patrick and wife Monica, Ronnie J. Tanner, Kayla Tanner, Bryan Tanner, Allison Tanner and Dustin Lee Tanner; brothers, Howard Wilson of Navarro Mills, John Wilson of Kerens and James Wilson of Corsicana; and sister, Mary Lou Paul of Rural Shade.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Clinton B. 'Pete' Green
Dec 13, 1916 - Feb 21, 2005

Clinton "Pete" Green, 88, of Tool passed away Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, in Kemp.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Barry Boatright officiating. Interment will follow at Rice Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Alvie Stockman, Blake Faircloth, Clint Rodrigues, Chad Duckworth, Jerry Busby and Matthew Rodrigues. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Jordan and Tony Moss.

Mr. Green was born Dec. 13, 1916, in Eustace. He retired from ABF freight lines after 27 years. He was a veteran of the Army having served in World War II.

Survivors include his daughter, Ruby Gadbury of Trinidad; stepdaughter, Wanda Dickey of Centerville; grandsons, Gaylon Rodrigues of Kemp, Blaine Rodrigues of Seven Points, Van Franks of Waxahachie and David Dickey of Houston; granddaughters, Candece Faircloth of Tool, Leaana Busby of Diboll, Vickie Franks of Waxahachie and Kim Dickey of Centerville; 26 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Geraldine (Price) Robinson
Oct 25, 1934 - Feb 22, 2005

Geraldean Price Robinson, 70, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lain Teel and the Rev. Ed Straubing officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Mahoney, Johnny Humphries, Ray Hazelwood, Jeff Swanson, Troy Mahoney and Ricky Morgan.

Mrs. Robinson was born Oct. 25, 1934, in Spring Hill.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Robinson; son, Geraldon Robinson; parents, Tom and Clytie Price; sister, Betty Lou Price; and nephew, Tommy Mahoney.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Donna Robinson of Corsicana; grandson, Derek Robinson of Corsicana; granddaughter, Angela Hays of Corsicana; great-grandson, Brandon Hays of Corsicana; great-granddaughter, Shelby Hays of Corsicana; step grandson, Ricky Morgan of Corsicana; two step great-grandchildren; sister and husband, Fay and Joe Hill of Corsicana; special niece, Virginia Mahoney of Corsicana; nephew and wife, Marlon and Connie Mahoney of Durant, Okla.; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and special friend, Ronald Bowers of Mabank.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Martin Bielamowicz

2/24/2005 ONE KILLED, ONE HURT AFTER TWO RIGS COLLIDE: Highway 14 wreck closes roadway for most of day

A driver for Central Freight Lines was killed early Wednesday morning on State Highway 14, just south of Richland, after the 18-wheeler he was driving slammed head on with another 18-wheeler during a heavy rain storm that sweep across Navarro County.

The CFL driver, 61-year-old Roland Martin Bielamowicz, of Bryan, was pronounced dead at the scene by Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace, Connie Mayfield, after trustees from Navarro County Jail worked for two hours clearing debris from the wreckage to uncover the body of Bielamowicz. After Mayfield's inquest, Bielamowicz's body was taken to Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

According to Department of Public Safety reports, Delonia Ray Williams, 39, of Mexia was headed northbound in his tractor-trailer on Highway 14, towing a flatbed trailer loaded with metal when he approached a left curve in the road. Williams trailer began to jackknife into the southbound lane about the same time Bielamowicz's 18-wheeler approached the curve headed southbound.

Bielamowicz attempted an evasive turn which caused his tractor-trailer to also jackknife. Both tractors collided in the southbound lane of Highway 14.

Williams was taken to Navarro Regional Hospital by Corsicana Fire and Rescue, where he was treated and released.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.
The accident was investigated by Texas State Trooper Carlon Stapleton. He was assisted at the scene by Troopers John Cabano, Dennis Storch and Sgt. Kenneth Authier. Also assisting at the scene were Navarro County Sheriff's deputies, Richland Volunteer Fire Department, TxDOT and Corsicana Fire and Rescue.

The accident caused State Highway 14 to be closed down until early Wednesday evening.

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Roland Martin Bielamowicz

April 4, 1943 — Feb. 23, 2005

Services for Roland Martin Bielamowicz, 61, of Bryan are set for 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church in Bremond.

Monsignor John McCaffrey of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Bremond.

Visitation will be at 3 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to the time of services Saturday at Bremond Funeral Home.

Mr. Bielamowicz died Wednesday in Navarro County as the result of an automobile accident.

He was born in Bremond and lived in Bryan for 36 years. He was a Central Freight truck driver and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan.

Survivors include a son, Jimmy Bielamowicz of Brenham; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Tammy and Todd Riggan of Austin and Janet and Robert Jones and Carrie Bielamowicz, all of Bryan; his father, Stanley Bielamowicz of Bremond; and four grandchildren.
 


Kenneth Weldon Valentine

The Lord called Kenneth Weldon Valentine of Corsicana to come home Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at 7:45 p.m. He was born Oct. 10, 1955, in Pasadena, Texas. After school he served in the U.S. Army for four years, then moved to Corsicana and worked for True Value for 20 years. He enjoyed softball, hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Steven Schulte officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Glendon Charles Allen, Christopher Don Boyd, Brian Ray Valentine, Keith Naylor McLeod, Jonas DeLaGarza, Antonio Jose Rojas and Kevin Noel Seldomridge.

He was preceded in death by his father, Horace Weldon Valentine.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn June Valentine of Corsicana; daughters, Martha Diane Valentine and husband Antonio Jose Rojas of Waco, Staff Sgt. Mindy Lea Valentine Smith of Spencer, Okla., Crystal Dawn Valentine and husband Glendon Charles "Chase" Allen of Wortham, Samantha Mae Valentine and fianc/ Christopher Don Boyd of Corsicana, and Minnie Cherish LaStarr Valentine of Corsicana; granddaughters, Elizabeth Haley Smith of Spencer, Okla., Hanna Elizabeth Valentine of Waco and MaKayla Marie Allen of Wortham; grandson, Andrew Haden Valentine of Waco; mother, Gwenda Lea Martin of San Antonio; brother, Doug Martin and wife Karen of California; sisters, Elevene Martin of Alabama, Janet McLeod and husband Doug of San Antonio, Diane Valentine of San Antonio and Patricia Wells of Delaware.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Homer Kenneth Livingston

Kenneth Livingston, 74, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at Ennis Care Center.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Birdston Cemetery.

Mr. Livingston was born Nov. 7, 1930, in Streetman to Homer and Mary Ella McNair Livingston. He served in the United State Air Force. He enjoyed singing and entertaining with his guitar, gardening, watching and making bird houses.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Ella Vee King, Florene Emerson and Johnnie Steele; and brother, D.S. Livingston.

Survivors include his daughters, Debbie Briggs of Corsicana, Linda Baum and husband John of Coleman and Mary Ann Worley and husband Jason of Garland; grandchildren, Paige and Adam Brown of Corsicana, Taylor, Elizabeth and Anna Baum of Coleman, Brennen Talbert, Kellen and Dillon Worley of Garland; sisters, Nell Milner and husband Harris W. of Streetman, Frances Bryant of Dallas and Edith Carroll of Corsicana; brothers-in-law, Richard Steele and Billy Emerson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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George Willis Claxton, Jr.

George Willis Claxton Jr., 38, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005 at his residence. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Martha Collins

Martha Collins, 93, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, in Houston. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Birdston Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Martha Collins

Miss Martha Collins, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Will Collins of Streetman, passed away Feb. 23, 2005, in Houston. Miss Collins was preceded in death by a brother, Will Collins Jr. of Houston on Sept. 21, 1993; and three sisters, Mary Collins of Corsicana on Dec. 5, 1998, Ruth C. Fouty of Corsicana on June 8, 2001, and Issie C. Steel of Conroe on Dec. 9, 2001.

Miss Collins graduated from Streetman High School, Streetman, and Commercial College, Dallas. She attended North Texas State University, Denton. She worked in St. Louis, Mo., for Meyer Brothers Wholesale Drug Company from 1935 to 1940. She came back to Texas in 1940 and went to Houston where she was employed by a bank that is now Bank of America (formerly Houston Bank & Trust/Nations Bank), retiring after 30 years and 30 days. Miss Collins moved to Corsicana in January 1980 and joined First Baptist Church of Corsicana in 1981 and found a good church home there. She served as secretary-treasurer of the Birdston Cemetery Association for 17 years, beginning in 1962.

Miss Collins is survived by one brother and his wife, Major and Blanche Collins of Houston; one sister, Anne C. Webber of Dallas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. today at
Birdston Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating. The Lord's Prayer will be sung at the close of the service.

Memorials may be made to the Birdston Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 156, Streetman, TX 75859.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lorene Violet (Reese) Sanford

Lorene Violet Reese Sanford, 98, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at her residence.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Taylor Memorial Church of God in Christ, 1600 E. Fifth Ave., with Elder Willie Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Camiron Smith, Demarrio Steward, Teeke White, Carl Steward, Cedric Collins and Craig LeVine II. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, Ketric Sanford, Keltric Sanford, Bobby Sanford Jr. and Anton Sanford.

Mrs. Sanford was born Feb. 26, 1906, in Tyler. She was a faithful member of Taylor Memorial Church of God in Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Sanford; parents, Joe Lewis Reese and Alice Adkins Reese; three sisters, Irene Reese, Corene Reese and Willie Reese; one brother, Perry Reese; and grandson, Edward.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Bobby Ray (Vickie) Sanford; five grandchildren, Teandria (Tina), Karina, Ketric (Christa), Bobby Jr. and Keltric; four great-grandchildren, Adrienne, Ashleigh, Anton and Kamron; nieces, nephews, a host of other relatives and friends and her loving church family, Taylor Memorial COGIC.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Annie Louise (Whitten) Dill

Annie Louise Whitten Dill died peacefully Feb. 24, 2005, at the Odd Fellow and Rebekah Nursing Home in Ennis, after a long illness. She was born Aug. 17, 1915.

Anne was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, James Shannon Dill; her mother, Annie Giesler Whitten; her father, Robert M. Whitten; her sister, Catherine Whitten Fikes; and her brothers, Robert E. Whitten and Marion E. Whitten.

Her daughter, Anne Virginia Dill Haren; her son, David James Dill; her grandchildren, Mary Anne Haren, Donna J. Dill, Michael D. Dill and Matthew C. Dill; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews survive her.

Anne lived all her life in Corsicana until a few years ago when she chose to move to the Odd Fellow and Rebekah Retirement Home in Ennis. Later she moved to the nursing home. She was manager of the Credit Bureau in Corsicana for more than 25 years before she retired.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Russell Bankes Jr. officiating.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lula Mae (Perkins) Osburn

Lula Mae (Perkins) Osburn, 101, of Dawson passed away Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, in Clarendon. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. Brad Dancer officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Osburn was born Dec. 28, 1903, near Dawson to Robert Hillary and Stella (Dowell) Perkins. She was a lifelong resident of Dawson, a homemaker, a member of Dawson Garden Club and a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Dawson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Williew Clyde Osburn in 1965; her parents and four brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Ann Craft of Clarendon; sister, Sue Comer of Dawson; two grandsons, Dan Sawyer and Ted Sawyer, both of Clarendon; four great-grandchildren, Clay Sawyer, Jamie Sawyer, Kalli Sawyer and Misti Watson and husband Cody, all of Clarendon; five great-great-grandchildren, Trisdon and Chrisdon Miller, Dydan Watson, Avery Sawyer and Brady Miller, all of Clarendon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Dwain Spruiell, Don Spruiell, Dan Linch, Ronnie Linch, Charles Jordan and Glyn Jordan.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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