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Mary Ness

Ness - Corsicana, Tex., Sept 4 (1913) - Mrs. Mary Ness of Grand Saline, aged 46, died at the I.O.O.F. Widows and Orphans' Home and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Benjamin Franklin Carroll, Jr.

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W. F. Scales - Feb 15, 1898

SCALES - Corsicana, Tex., Feb 15. - Mrs. W. F. Scales, wife of Dr. Scales, died at her home in this city this morning at 10 o'clock after a long sickness.

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Mrs. W. A. Nicholson - Feb 12, 1898

NICHOLSON - Corsicana, Tex., Feb. 12 - Mrs. W. A. Nicholson died at her home in this city this morning.

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Mollie C. (McClure) Winkler

Feb 12, 1898

WINKLER - CORSICANA, Tex., Feb 12 - The funeral of Mrs. C. M. Winkler took place here at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon from the residence of Mrs. Jane McClure, mother of the deceased, the remains having been brought here from Ennis.

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Joseph Pierce - Apr 18, 1898

Death from Poisoning.
Corsicana, Tex., April 18. - At 11 o'clock this morning Joseph Pierce of Dallas, who has been working in the oil fields here, died at this boarding-house from the effects of an overdose of morphine taken yesterday afternoon. It was discovered shortly after the dose was taken that Pierce had taken poison and prompt medical attention restored him to consciousness and before he died he said that he took the drug to relieve himself of suffering caused by cramp. The deceased has a mother who resides in Dallas and who was notified of his death in time for her arrival on the noon train to-day.

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Jake Gillespie

Apr 18, 1898

Died from a Fall.
Corsicana, Tex., April 18. - At 7 o'clock this morning Jake Gillespie, whose fall from a derrick in the oil fields was mentioned in The News several days ago, died from the injuries sustained which were off an internal character.

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Mrs. Thomas Dunn

Nov 7, 1897

DUNN-Corsicana, Tex., Nov. 7. - Mrs. Thomas Dunn died here early this morning.

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Louisa Benton (Story) Powell

May 20, 1897

POWELL - Corsicana, Tex., May 20. - Mrs. H. W. Powell died here to-day. She came to this city in 1851 from Robinson county, Tenn. Funeral takes place to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock from her late residence.

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James Tison

Jul 7, 1897

TISON - Corsicana, Tex., July 7. - News was received here to-day of the death of James Tison at Greenville, Tex. Mr. Tison was formerly engaged in business here, and his body will arrive here to-morrow morning for interment. The funeral will be conducted by the Odd Fellows, of which deceased was a member.

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Robbin Lightfoot

Jan 11, 1897

Corsicana, Tex., Jan. 11 - Uncle Robbin Lightfoot, a familiarly known and very aged negro was found dead this afternoon about two miles and a half east from the city, about 100 yards from the Cotton Belt railway. He was discovered near his improvised cabin with a pail with which seemingly he had gone after water.
He was one of the old time negroes. His age is thought to have been 90 or 95 years. He had cultivated about four acres of land and had lived on it all to himself for the past twenty or thirty years, the nearest relative being a niece. Justice of the Peace Grantham went out late in the afternoon, viewed the remains and the verdict was that the deceased came to his death from natural causes.

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Luther Martin

Dec 28, 1897

MARTIN - Corsicana., Dec. 28. - Luther Martin, aged 67 years, at one time county assessor of Navarro county, died and was buried here to-day. He was one of the old settlers in this county.

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Rosalyn Darlene Barnhart

Rosalyn Darlene Barnhart, 7 months, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005 in Dallas.

Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Alexander and Mr. Stewart Franklin officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike McDaniel and Justin Ranton.

She was born July 2, 2004 in Corsicana.

She is survived by her parents, Darrell and Rhonda Barnhart of Corsicana; brother, Justin Barnhart of Commerce; sister, Rachel Kirbo of Corsicana; grandmother, Betty McDaniel of Dawson; uncle and aunt, Mike and Shelly McDaniel and their son Paden of Corsicana; grandparents, Jim and Carol Pritchard of Lancaster; grandfather, Gerald Ranton of Bardwell; great-aunt, Mary Joe Free of Tyler; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

We had you only for a little while, but oh what joy you did bring.

In spite of all your difficulties you pulled on our heartstrings.

You touched each person that met you.

Your smile, your laugh, your coos.

We will always remember and cherish the time we had with you.

Love, Mom & Dad

Memorials may be made to the Rosalyn Barnhart Fund, Prosperity Bank, 100 Main, Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Frank Taylor Wilkinson

Taylor Wilkinson

Taylor Wilkinson, 83, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, in Beaumont. He and his wife Claudine were living with their daughter Ann Sandefur of Beaumont and her husband Bob while recovering from some illnesses.

Taylor was born July 26, 1921 in Mildred to Molly and W. L. Wilkinson. He lived in Corsicana all of his life. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a retired meat cutter and a cattle rancher and spent many days at his farm which he loved. His greatest love was his family, and he truly enjoyed visiting with his family and his friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Bea Cason, and his brother James Wilkinson. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Claudine, his daughter Ann Sandefur and her husband Bob, all of Beaumont; two grandsons, Rob and Jeffrey Sandefur of San Marcos; sisters-in-law, Jean Wilkinson of Huntsville, Mary Yielding of Corsicana and Ruby Thompson and her husband John of Katie; brother-in-law, Robert Yielding and his wife Yvonne of Dallas; plus numerous other relatives.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28 at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. There will be a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bill Livingston, Rick Thompson, Roy Washburn, Bob Luther, Joe Smith, Nate Brandon, James Richards and Ricky Sliger. Honorary pallbearers will be Woody Taylor, Keith Crowley and Sidney Moore.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Martha (Clarkson) Spikes

Mrs. Martha Clarkson Spikes of Corsicana died on Feb. 26, 2005 at Baylor All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth.

Mrs. Spikes was born on July 14, 1917 to William and Essie Grant Clarkson of Corsicana. She attended Sam Houston and Lee Elementary Schools before the family moved to Houston, where she graduated from San Jacinto High School. She then attended Arlington Hall School for Girls, Arlington, VA, the University of Texas, Austin, and the Dallas Art Institute. She married the love of her life, Thomas McCammon Spikes in 1942 and following World War II they returned to Corsicana to make their home.

Mrs. Spikes was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Daughters of the American Revolution, Le Leivre, Garden Club, Kinslow House, and the Corsicana Country Club. She served on the boards of the Twilight Home, Oakwood Cemetery Association, and the Board of Directors of the Corsicana Independent School District.

Mrs. Spikes was preceded in death by her husband Thomas McCammon Spikes. She is survived by a daughter, Margaret and her husband John Herman of Austin; her son, Thomas McCammon "Mac" Spikes Jr. and his wife Marlys of Fort Worth; six grandchildren, Jack Herman, Shannon Scott and her husband Patrick, Mary-Margaret Spikes, Susannah Herman, Martha-Nell Spikes and Shelley Spikes; and a great-granddaughter, Molly Scott. As wella s, her brother William "Billy" Clarkson of Pass Christain, MS; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Spikes Hall of Georgetown; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank caregiver Jerline McDonald for her loyal and loving help.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corsicana.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Westminster Presbyterian Church or to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Enda Irene Currington

Enda Irene Currington, 89, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Resthaven Memorial Park with Dr. David Hale officiating.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Helen (Miller) Steele

MRS. HELEN FLO MILLER STEELE

Mrs. Steele Died at her home in Irving at age 64. Sunday Feb. 27 after a short battle with cancer. Helen was born in Oklahoma to Warren & Gwen Miller Sept. 8, 1940. She is pre-deceased by her parents and brother Charles Ray Miller.

She is survived by her husband Joel, Son Joe Steele, daughter Kathy Turrell, Grandsons Ryan, James & Paul Steele, Grand Daughters Mallory & Erin Turrell all of Irving. Sister and Brother-in-law Betty & Bill Barnes of Corsicana.

She loved traveling with her daughter and grand children, from the mountains to the beach. Every year a new adventure, talented artist, she held many offices in Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority for 35 years.

Family visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6 to 8:00 P.M. at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana. Her funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Burial will follow at Birdston Cemetery near Streetman, TX.

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Natalie (Dreeben) Rosenblum

Natalie Dreeben Rosenblum, born Oct. 27, 1915, in Corsicana to Sophie and Morris Dreeben, passed away Feb. 28, 2005, at the age of 89. She married Max Rosenblum in 1936 and lived in Corsicana until shortly after his death in 1978. Nat moved to Dallas in 1980 to be with her family and spent the next 20 years as a devoted volunteer to various organizations, including Baylor University Medical Center. But nothing pleased her more, nor gave her more joy, than spending time with her family.

Preceded in death by her husband Max, she is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Beril Susman; grandchildren, Monica and Jeff Susman and Amy and Marc Hite; and great-grandchildren, Morgan and Caylin Susman and Zachary Hite.

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at the Hebrew Cemetery on West Third Avenue in Corsicana. Rabbi Andrew Paley will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Kenneth D. Johnson

Kenneth D. Johnson, 59, of Kerens passed away Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, in Kerens.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Wes Johnson and the Rev. Dennis Mott officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be J.C. Perry, Derwood Perry, M.R. Bottoms, Elmer Parks, Brian Sargent and Kenneth Thompson.

Mr. Johnson was born Dec. 31, 1945, in Corsicana. He was a mechanic for Vitters Tractor from 1988 until 2002.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Johnson of Kerens; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Renee Johnson of Rice; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Bobby Dechaume of Corsicana; brother, Garry Perry of Reno, Nev.; granddaughter, Samantha Dechaume of Corsicana; grandsons, Jesse Dechaume and Bobby Dechaume, both of Corsicana, Justin Sutton of Indianapolis, Ind., and David Sutton of Rice; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins including cousin Fran Pannel of Roane; special friend, Alverta Roberts; numerous aunts and uncles including uncles Cecil Griffith and J.C. Perry, both of Corsicana, and Junior Griffith of Rice, and aunt Dorothy Harris of Denison.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Janie Ruth (Crowder) Smith

Janie Ruth Smith

Janie Ruth Smith, 46, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Hopewell Cemetery with Dr. Gary Johnson and the Rev. Robert List officiating.

Mrs. Smith was born March 5, 1958, in Corsicana to Buck H. and Mary Hardin Crowder.

Survivors include her husband, John Smith of Corsicana; sons, Joshuia Z.E. Smith and wife Regan of Fort Bragg, N.C., and John Mitchell of Corsicana; daughters, Shawna Ruth Assini and husband Vincent of Corsicana and Jamie Michelle Mitchell of Corsicana; three grandchildren, Joshuia Cain, Joshuia Jr. and Michelle; brothers, Buck Richard Crowder, Jim Crowder, Ronald Earl Crowder, Joe Randal Crowder and John Russell Crowder, all of Corsicana; and sister, Billie Louise Crowder of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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James Ross Sutton, Jr.

James Ross Sutton Jr. was born in Corsicana on Dec. 24, 1925. Ross was a caring, fun loving, young man who charmed his way through school with his smile and wavy blond hair. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1943, and then enlisted in the Navy and served as a radio signalman in World War II. While on an overcrowded U.S. transport ship carrying Chinese soldiers, Ross contracted TB. He was the second person ever to receive the drug streptomycin. He met his first wife Marjorie "Marge" Williams at the VA hospital during his long recovery. Ross had many great hobbies, but his love for tinkering with radios was unsurpassed. He worked at KAND in Corsicana as a radio technician and at various radio stations in Waco before going to work for the FAA maintaining radio navigation equipment, a job he enjoyed for 32 years. Ross married Jo Ann May in 1976. They spent 22 years living happily in Waco. Ross spent the past few years living in Mart. He lost his battle with leukemia on Jan. 23, 2005. He is survived by two loving sisters, Margaret Jorgensen of Corsicana and Mary Ellen Heye of Waco; one stepdaughter, Dru Ann Thompson of Greenville; and one stepson, Mark Jamison of Flower Mound.

Arrangements by Brook View Funeral Home, Waco.

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Rufus T. Christian 

Rufus T. Christian, 91, of Frost passed away Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, at Twilight Home.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Frost Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Dowdy officiating. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mark Almond, Tim Christian, Brian Montgomery, Kevin Thedford, John Tucker and Forrest Tucker.

Mr. Christian was born Feb. 3, 1914, in Freestone County to Jewel and Birdie Christian.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandson, Trace Christian; parents, five brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include his son, Tommy Christian of Rice; daughter, Wanda Montgomery of Broken Arrow, Okla.; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Louise McCoy

Louise McCoy, 90, passed away Friday, Feb. 25, 2005. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today at the Scott Funeral Home Chapel with the Bishop K.D. Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Lavonia (Wigley) Williams

Lavonia Wigley Williams left her life in San Antonio to join her Lord and Savior in heaven on the morning of Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005. Lavonia was born in Navarro County on Feb. 4, 1915. She was the seventh of eight children born to Madison Decalb and Arkie Allie Nutt Wigley. On Sept. 15, 1930, Lavonia married the love of her life, Willie Ray "Bill" Williams. Together they moved to San Antonio where they became active members of Houston Terrace Baptist Church. Bill and their two sons, Billy Doyle and Tommy Ray, welcomed Lavonia into heaven on Sunday morning. Lavonia has greatly blessed the lives of those who survived her, including her daughter, Joan Williams, her son-in-law Bob Stapleton, both of San Antonio, her daughter-in-law Joyce Williams of Arlington, her beloved grandchildren Kenny and Robin Campbell Williams of Temple, Mark and Shirley Williams Campbell of Arlington, John Stapleton of San Antonio, Jeffery and Leslie Sitz Stapleton of Floresville, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South, San Antonio. Funeral services, officiated by Brother David Cummings of Houston Terrace Baptist Church, were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2005, also at the funeral home. Interment followed at San Jose Burial Park on Mission Road.

Arrangements by Mission Park Funeral Chapels South, San Antonio.

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Mary Ellen (Sutton) Heye

Mary Ellen (Sutton) Heye, 81, of Waco, formerly of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at a Waco nursing home.

Mrs. Heye was born Jan. 18, 1924, in Corsicana to James Ross and Modena Sutton. She served in World War II as a wave in the United States Navy, where she met her future husband, Charles Frank Heye. They were married on Oct. 16, 1948. Later, her family moved to Hawaii, where they spent many wonderful years. In 1974, after the death of her husband, she moved back to Texas, where she became a secretary for the Texas Historical Society at The University of Texas. Later in life, her passions were her two grandsons, Eric and Andy, her volunteer work for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and enjoyed needlework and sewing.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, James Ross Sutton Jr. Survivors include her two sons, Charles Otto Heye and wife Michele of Centennial, Colo., and Frank Eric Heye and wife Michele of Seattle, Wash.; and one sister, Margaret Jorgensen of Corsicana.

Memorials may be made to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 LaCrosse Ave., Austin, TX 78739.

Arrangements by BrookView Funeral Home, Waco.

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Debbie Lynn (Graves) Glanville

Debbie Lynn Glanville

Debbie Lynn Glanville was born Sept. 20, 1958, in Corsicana, the daughter of Doug and Jayne Graves of Corsicana. She departed this life on Feb. 26, 2005, at her home near Urbana, Mo.

She leaves behind her parents, Doug and Jayne Graves; two daughters and two sons, Crystal Teerlink and husband Aaron, Donnie Morehead and Melissa Miller of Sedalia, Mo., Charlie Glanville IV of Urbana, Mo., and Cassandra Glanville of Urbana, Mo.; husband, Bud Glanville of Urbana, Mo.; and her brother, Larry Graves of Corsicana.

She was a member of Olive Point Baptist Church of Urbana.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, at Olive Point Baptist Church in Urbana, Mo., with the Rev. Terry Gentry Jr. officiating. Burial followed at Olive Point Cemetery. Music was by Joy Glanville and the church choir. Escorts were Donnie Morehead, Aaron Teerlink, Larry Graves, David Johnson, Abraham Teerlink and Micheal Pruitt.

Arrangements by Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home, Urbana, Mo

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Frances Earl (Livingston) Bryant
Mar 2, 1920 - Mar 1, 2005

Frances Livingston Bryant, 84, of Duncanville, formerly of Streetman, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2005 in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gene Welborn officiating. Interment will follow at Birdston Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Emerson, Harrison Wilson Milner and Tommy Bryant.

Mrs. Bryant was born March 2, 1920 in Eureka to Homer Melvin and Mary Ella Livingston. She always referred to Streetman as home. She was kind, generous, compassionate and caring. She was a loving wife and a beautiful person.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Ernest C. Bryant Jr. on Sept. 30, 2002.

Survivors include daughter Melanie June Elmore and husband Sonny of Garland; son Ernest C. Bryant III and wife Darrene of Duncanville; grandchildren Gary Mace of New York City, Alan Mace of Alaska, Cameron Bryant and wife Lisa of Wills Point and Jason Bryant of Phoenix, Ariz.; great-granddaughters Alice and Emma Bryant; and sisters Edith Carroll of Corsicana and Nell Milner of Streetman.

"Alas, poor world, what treasure hast thou lost! What face remains alive that's worth the viewing? Whose tongue is music now? What canst thou boast Of things long since, or any thing ensuing? The flowers are sweet, their colors fresh and fair, But true sweet beauty lived and died with her."

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A. G. Godley

A.G. Godley, 86, of Corsicana passed away Friday, March 4, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be 2 to 5 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2005, at Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana with Dr. David Hale officiating, and Rev. O.E. Permenter assisting. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Sam Thompson, Homer Gene Wasson, Buddy Withrow, Henry Faust, Jerry McCarter and James Kelley.

Mr. A.G. Godley, Jr. was born June 12, 1918 and graduated from Palestine High School at the age of 15. After he received his first temporary teaching certificate at age 18, Mr. Godley taught seventh and eighth grades at Long Prairie School for four years before accepting a principal position at Norwood Elementary School where he served as educational leader for one year. Subsequently, Mr. Godley served as principal of Long Prairie School for two years.

During World War II, Mr. Godley served in the Air Corp for two years. After his service in the Air Corp, Mr. Godley was chosen to be superintendent of Powell Public Schools where he served for nine years. After his tenure in Powell Public Schools, Mr. Godley accepted the challenge to be superintendent of the Kerens Public Schools and served in that capacity for 23 years, earning a total of 41 years of approved educational experience for teacher retirement. Mr. Godley received both bachelor and master degrees from Sam Houston State University. Mr. Godley was named Man of the Year by the Kerens Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 4, 1958.

The Kerens ISD Board of Trustees on Nov. 8, 1976, passed a motion to name the track 'Godley Stadium.' The 2002 Kerens ISD Board of Trustees formally dedicated a plaque in honor of Mr. A.G. Godley, Jr. as implementation of the prior board action.

Mr. Godley is survived by his wife, Hazel Godley of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Charles Dillard of Roane; grand daughter and husband, Amanda and Jonathon Polk of Corsicana; great grand daughter, Teela Polk of Corsicana; brother, Bernard Godley of Seymore; sisters, Genell Permenter of Corsicana, Oleta Brumbley of Anahuac, Martha Beth Lilly of Conroe, and Anna Lee Morrow of Frankston, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

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Audra Leyton (Hodge) Ward-Herrell 

Mrs. Leyton Ward Herrell

Mrs. Leyton Ward Herrell, 70, of Montalba passed away Saturday, March 5, 2005, in Palestine.

Visitation will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Connolly officiating.

Pallbearers are Matthew Ward, Patrick Dosser, John Dosser, Justin Ward, Brad Story, Danny Hayes and Eddie Hodge.

Mrs. Herrell was born Nov. 5, 1934 in Anderson County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Herrell, and her father, Douglas Hodge.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Chris Ward of San Antonio; Grandson and wife, Matthew and Shauna Ward of Corpus Christi; Grandsons, Patrick Dosser of San Antonio, John Dosser of San Antonio and Justin Ward of Corpus Christi; Great grandson, Mason Ward of Corpus Christi; Mother, Edna Hodge of Eureka; brother and sister-in-laws, Darrell and Linda Hodge of Streetman and Jerry and Sandra Hodge of Willis; sister and brother-in-laws, Nelda Sue and James Story of Montalba and Marsha and Sonny Hayes of Corsicana, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Devon Reed Jr.

Devon Reed Jr., 58, was born Nov. 12, 1946, and passed away March 6, 2005. Our dad ... he wonderfully portrayed what it was to be a loving, devoted and faithful husband to our mother as well as a supportive and loving dad. "Poppie" loved all his kids and grandkids. He made sure we were taken care of. He always had gum in church and was a friendly face to those who entered the sanctuary. Dad was so many things to several different people but the one thing that everyone knew is that he loved the Lord. Daddy is with his Lord now celebrating his new life, new home and brand-new healthy body. He loved us all and was loved and cherished by his family. He was a husband, a father, a grandfather, a loving son, a brother, an uncle, a friend, a co-worker, and a neighbor. Most importantly he was a Christian. Although we are deeply saddened by our loss, we are strengthened by our faith and remain hopeful for the day when we'll see him again.

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Vickie Joyce Reed; children, Lisa and Marty Winn, Lauri and Clay Watkins, Jennifer and Corey DeBoer; grandchildren, Lindsey Harvey, Chelsey Harvey, Zach Winn, Justin Winn, Reagan Watkins, Emily DeBoer; father and mother, Devon Reed Sr. and Naomi Reed; sister, Glenda Terry and husband Steve; brother-in-law, Terry Nye and wife Kay and their children, Krystal Nye, William Nye, Bethany Ward, Travis Ward and niece and nephew, Celena and Jeff Adcock and Bryce and Holli Terry and their son Bryan Terry.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church in Dallas. Interment will follow at Restland Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Restland Funeral Home, Dallas.

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James Allen Gay 
July 4, 1919 - Mar 7, 2005

Allen Gay, 85, of Corsicana passed away Monday, March 7, 2005, in Corsicana.

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

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

Mr. Gay was born July 4, 1919, in Barry. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in World War II.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Gay; and brother, Tommy Gay.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Kyle Pritchett of Eureka; grandsons, Jamey Pritchett of Pursley, Wray Moore of Weatherford, Okla., Michael Moore of Fort Campbell, Ky., and Kirk Pritchett of Eureka; brother-in-law, Jerry Kennemore and wife Mary of Corsicana; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Gay of Corsicana, Claudine Farmer and husband James of Austin, and Ann Merrell of Burkburnett; and special friend, Catherine Schultz of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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William (Bill) Christopher Jones, III

Jones 02/24/2005

William (Bill) Christopher Jones, III, died on February 21, 2005. He was born in Corsicana, TX, on March 29, 1925, to Will C. Jones, Jr. and Ina Wommack Jones. He graduated from Highland Park High School, Dallas, TX, in the spring of 1941 and entered Rice Institute (University) in Houston in the fall. He volunteered for the U.S. Army in 1942 and served his country for three years during World War II. He then returned to Rice University, where he received his B.A. in 1949. Upon graduation, he entered the banking business as had his father and grandfather. After some practical experience in the Fair Park National Bank in Dallas, he became an FDIC examiner. He examined banks from Mississippi to California. In 1956, he accepted a position with T.J. Bettes Mortgage Company in Houston, TX. Subsequently, he had a successful career in the building industry. Bill was a third generation Presbyterian elder and at age 37, Bill entered Austin Presbyterian Seminary. Upon graduation, he began a 23 year pastorate at the New Braunfels Presbyterian Church. With his winsome evangelism, dedicated people filled a growing congregation over the years. He received a doctorate from Austin Theological Seminary in 1983 and was named Pastor Emeritus of the New Braunfels Presbyterian Church upon his retirement in 1987. In retirement, he found great joy in teaching the Adult Bible Class for ten years at First Presbyterian Church in San Antonio. In his final years, Parkinson's disease took much of his strength, but never his spirit. Bill, in his post World War II days at Rice University, met Anne Martin, courted her, and they married in 1950. They were blessed with a son, Will C. Jones IV. He is survived by his beloved wife, Anne; son, Will, and Will's family, who were so very precious to Bill. They are: daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Ames Jones; grandchildren, Annabell Ellen Jones and Will C. Jones, V. MEMORIAL SERVICE THURSDAY FEBRUARY 24, 2005 4:00 P.M. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 404 N. ALAMO The Rev. Kenneth Peters officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 404 North Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205 or New Braunfels Presbyterian Church, 373 Howard Street, New Braunfels, TX 78130. Arrangements with Porter Loring Funeral Home.


Iris Mabell (Derden) Owens
(September 16, 1927 - March 8, 2005)

Mrs. IRIS MABELL OWENS, age 77, of Purdon, Texas, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005. She is survived by; Son & Daughter-in-law-Earnest & Teresa Owens of Mabank, Texas, Sister-Vera Morrison of Dallas, Texas, Sister-Bonnie Follis 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, March 10, 2005. Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 AM Friday, March 11, 2005 , Rev. C. Dan Layne & Rev. Dan Rogers officiating. Interment will be at Younger Cemetery in Silver City, Texas.
 

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Iris 'Hootie' Owens

Iris "Hootie" Owens, 77, of Purdon passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2005, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. C. Dan Layne and the Rev. Dan Rogers officiating. Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery.

Mrs. Owens was born Sept. 16, 1927, in Point.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester H. Owens; parents, R. M. and Alice Derden; and brother, Earnest Derden.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Earnest and Teresa Owens of Mabank; brothers and sisters-in-law, Spruce and Dorothy Derden of Abilene, Russell and Shirley Derden and Johnnie and Bobbie Derden, all of Rice; sisters, Vera Morrison and Bonnie Follis, both of Dallas; granddaughter and husband, Kimberley and Greg Tullos of McKinney; grandson and wife, David and Dani Owens of Mabank; great-granddaughter, Breanna Tullos of McKinney; great-grandson, Brayton Owens of Mabank; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Mabank Fire Department, 111 E. Mason, Mabank, TX 75147.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Iris Owens

3/8/2005 BREAKING NEWS: Body of missing woman found

From Staff Reports

Sheriff les Cotten confirmed about 11 a.m. that the body of missing 77-year-old woman Iris Owens was found this morning by relatives searching for her on four-wheelers.

She was found east of where her car was located on NECR 0070, with her purse and other belongings, Cotten said. It appeared she wondered to the location after getting stuck in the mud.

Owens had been missing since last week. Her car was found Saturday morning by a farmer. She suffered from short-term memory loss, family members said.

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Richetta Steve

Richetta Steve, 67, of Corsicana passed away Monday, March 7, 2005, at her residence. Memorial services will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Love Chapel Baptist Church, 400 N. Benton St., with Pastor David E. Wilson officiating. Funeral services will be Saturday in Lake Charles, La. Interment will follow at Benevolet Cemetery in Vinton, La. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Roosevelt Holt

ROOSEVELT HOLT
CORSICANA - Funeral services for Roosevelt Holt, 87, of Streetman, formerly of Kilgore, will be Saturday, March, 5, 2005 at 1 p.m. in Taylor’s Memorial Church of God in Christ with Pastor Floyd Taylor and Assistant Pastor Willie G. Brown as eulogist. M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals of Corsicana is in charge of arrangements. He died Feb. 25, 2005 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.
He was born Aug. 12, 1917 in Kilgore.
He is survived by wife, Alice Fay Holt of Streetman; two sisters-in-law, Carrie Haynes of Streetman and Ethel Griffin of Corsicana.
Visitation will be from noon-8 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2005 at the funeral home.

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Nellie Mae (Irwin) Crenwelge
Nov 22, 1909 - Feb 16, 2005

NELLIE MAE CRENWELGE
Services for Nellie Mae Crenwelge, 95, New London, are scheduled for 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005 at the Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home chapel, Overton, with the Reverends Bill Baker and Crandel Lindsey officiating. Burial will be in the Lakewood Cemetery of Henderson.
Mrs. Crenwelge died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, in a Tyler hospital. She was born Nov. 22, 1909 in Powell, to the late Frank Irwin and Vida Mae Clarkston Irwin. She grew up in the Corsicana area. She had been a resident of the Overton-New London area for over 70 years, having arrived during the oil boom. For 47 years, Mrs. Crenwelge owned and operated the Ceramic Hutt.
She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Overton.
Mrs. Crenwelge married Robert A. ‘Red’ Crenwelge June 5, 1927, in Corsicana. He preceded her in death Sept. 14, 2000.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Robert Irwin Crenwelge and a sister, Lily Clemmons.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Natalia and Jack Page, McKinney; a son, Clayton Crenwelge, Seattle, Washington; a sister, Frankie Odom, Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Otto Crenwelge, Bill Crenwelge, Richard Crenwelge, Dr. Wilbur Crenwelge, Wayne McFarland, and Larry Byrd.


Gloria Patricia McCombs

CORSICANA - Gloria Patricia McCombs, 73, died Saturday, March 5, 2005. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home Chapel. Burial follows in Hillside Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Snyder.

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  • Abilene Reporter

Edna Earline (Hickey) Bailey

Edna Earline Hickey Bailey was born August 7, 1925, in Corsicana, Texas, to the parents of William Earl Hickey Sr. and Theresa Constance Anderson Hickey. She resided in Freeport until 1962, when she and her family moved to Brazoria. She retired from the U.S. Post Office as a rural route carrier.

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  • The Facts.com - Brazoria County

Mildred C. Murray

Mildred Murray

Mildred C. Murray, 87, 405 S. King Street, Robinson, died Monday, March 7, 2005, at the Heritage Oak Nursing Home, Corsicana, Texas, following a long period of declining health.

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  • Daily News - Crawford County Newspaper

Lonnie Jean Stokes
Mar 10, 1927 - Mar 2, 2005

CARTHAGE – Funeral services for Lonnie Jean Stokes, 77, of Carthage will be 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2005, at Jimerson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scott Stewart officiating. Interment will be at 4 p.m. in the Pattison Cemetery near Corsicana under the direction of Jimerson Funeral Home.

Mr. Stokes died Tuesday, March 2, 2005, in his home. He was born March 10, 1927, in Emhouse to Kyle Harper and Mable Merideth Stokes. Formerly of Stephenville and Cleburne, Mr. Stokes had lived in Carthage since 1976. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean War. He was a member of Rehobeth United Methodist Church.

Mr. Stokes is survived by his wife, Ellen Stokes of Carthage; one son, Doug Stokes of Carthage; one daughter, Becky Thomas of Hallsville; one grandson; one brother, Curtis Stokes of Mexia; one sister, Betsy Norman of Groesbeck; other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Ronnie Stokes, Doyle Shumate, Dean Honea, Jim Thomas, Charles McCleary and Kenny George.

Family visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.

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  • Marshall News Messenger

ANNA YOUNG

Anna Young, 100, of Fayetteville, former resident of Fort Worth, Texas, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, at Fayetteville Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fayetteville. She was born Sept. 26, 1904, at Corsicana, Texas, to Sam Houston and Ruth Anna White Inman. She was a homemaker and a Methodist.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Cecil Young.

Survivors include two daughters, Doris Young Hendricks of Fayetteville and Janette Young Anders of Seattle; two sisters, Sammie Bellis of Fort Worth, Texas, and Nina Hardin of Plano, Texas; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Emerald Hills Memorial Park in Fort Worth under the direction of Arlington Funeral Home in Arlington, Texas.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 906, Fayetteville, 72702.

Local arrangements were by Moore’s Chapel.

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  • Northwest Arkansas Times

Harvey Benjamin Martin Jr.

Harvey Benjamin Martin Jr. of Farmers Branch passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2005.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 11, at Restland Memorial Park.

Harvey Martin Jr. was born to Harvey Benjamin Martin and Rosa Lee Ferguson on July 29, 1926, in Chatfield. He married Cuba Laurine Phipps on Feb. 26, 1946, in Corsicana. Harvey's greatest pastimes were spent with his family, playing with his great-grandchildren, and serving coffee for his Sunday school class. He will be missed by us all.

Harvey is survived by his son, Lesly and wife Terry Martin of Arlington; daughter, Donna and husband Don Brown of Decatur; his grandchildren, Leigh Martin, Gregory and wife Tina Brown, Anthony and wife Elisha Martin, Michele and husband Christopher Brown, Terri and husband Kenny Smith, and Jim and wife Misty Brown; his great-grandchildren, Candice Martin, Jared Martin, Garrett Brown, Mathew Brown, Ethan Brown, Victoria Gaston, Julia Gaston, Avery Brown and Kristen Brown; his sisters, Marie Calentine and Gladys Ivy; and brothers, Joe Martin and Truman Martin.

Arrangements by Restland Funeral Home, Dallas.

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Melvin Gene Boatman

Melvin Gene Boatman, 65, of Blooming Grove passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at his residence after a lengthy illness.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Brother Bill Oliver officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kelly Page, Ron Franks, Willie Pyburn, Chris Pyburn, Bobby Warren and Robbie Warren.

He was born Sept. 9, 1939, in Caddo, Okla. Melvin was raised in Oak Cliff and graduated from South Oak Cliff High School. He was a longtime resident of Navarro County, starting out as a barber in Blooming Grove. He later went on to work for the City of Corsicana Water Treatment Plant, retiring in 2001. Melvin's passions in life were deer hunting and taking care of every stray dog he encountered. He had a three-year battle with cancer and wanted everyone to know, "I didn't give up ... I gave out."

He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin J. R. Boatman; and sister, Barbara Sue Lane.

Survivors include his wife, Margie Ruth Boatman of Blooming Grove; daughters and sons-in-law, Pam and Larry DuBose of Avalon and Shannon and Jeff Hankins of Mansfield; grandchildren, Blake DuBose of Blooming Grove, Mandi and Joey Hernandez of Waxahachie, and Chase, Aaron and Hannah Hankins of Mansfield; great-grandchildren, Chloe Hernandez of Waxahachie and Corbin DuBose of Blooming Grove; mother, Frances Boatman of Corsicana; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce and John Watkins, Linda and Richard Preston and Carol and Bob Lindsey, all of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove

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Nathaniel Dowell

Nathaniel Dowell, 62, of Caney City passed away Friday, March 4, 2005, at his residence. Wake services will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Petersburg Baptist Church in Kerens. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Petersburg Baptist Church in Kerens with Pastor Robert Dowell officiating. Interment will follow at Steen Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Mozell Jones Brown

Mozell Jones Brown, 78, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, March 6, 2005, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. Services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Harmony Baptist Church, 411 E. 12th Ave., with Bishop John Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Ceola (Cunningham) Wheeler

Ceola Wheeler

Ceola Wheeler, 76, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at Kindred Southwest Hospital in Fort Worth.

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

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at 13th Avenue Christian Church, 817 E. 13th Ave., with Pastor David E. Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be friends and family. Honorary pallbearers will be sons, Sanford Brown Jr., Frank Brown and Earl Brown.

Mrs. Wheeler was born Oct. 17, 1928, in Buffalo. She was a member of 13th Avenue Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Elzady Grayson; father, Hattie Cunningham; husbands, Sanford Brown Sr. and Joe Wheeler; son, James Brown; brothers, Billy Henderson, Big Jr. Henderson and Nathaniel Henderson; and good friend, Nathaniel Griggs.

Survivors include her four children, Sanford Brown Jr. (Barbara), Earl Brown, Frank Brown (Candy), and Mary Crawford, all of Corsicana; nine grandchildren; four sisters, Naomi Wren of Dallas, Loyce Glover of Houston, Ruthie Bolden of Corsicana and Mable Harper of Fort Worth; three brothers, Jessie Cunningham and Brice Cunningham, both of Dallas, and Tenonia Cunningham of San Antonio; a host of great-grandchildren, other relatives, and friends including a special friend, Darlene Williams.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Harold Grayson Allen

Harold Grayson Allen, 86, of Streetman passed away Friday, March 11, 2005, in Fairfield. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Fairfield. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Streetman with the Rev. Grayson Glass and the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Interment will follow at St. Elmo Cemetery. Online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com. Go to obituaries and select the service of Harold Grayson Allen to sign the guest book or leave a tribute. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Fairfield.

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John Kenneth Allison Sr.

John Kenneth Allison Sr., Commander, USN retired, age 82, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, died Feb. 24, 2005, in San Marcos. He was born Aug. 19, 1922, in Corsicana. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Anne Hinson Allison, of Wimberley.

John Kenneth Allison Sr., was the son of Mabel and Albert A. Allison, members of the Corsicana community in the early 20th century. Albert A. Allison believed in the transformative power of education to American society and was a leading figure in the community college movement and a principal and founding member of Navarro College and Southern Methodist University.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, John Kenneth Allison was on board an escorting destroyer when MacArthur accepted the Japanese surrender ending World War II. During the 1950's, he observed history's first nuclear tests in the Nevada desert as a naval aviator. He helped establish the first permanent outpost in the Antarctic as part of the U.S. Navy's Operation Deepfreeze and made a daring and historic air rescue. Allison Glacier was named in his honor. A pioneer in the environmental sciences, his work in atmospheric chemistry helped lay the foundation for the air pollution control industry. Once retired, he helped found the Hays County Republican Party and the Wimberley Presbyterian Church.

He will live forever in the minds and hearts of his children, Lynn Allison of Machipongo, Va.; Janet Allison of Wimberley; Kerry Allison of San Antonio; and Sally Ann Allison Farley and her husband, James McLeod Farley, of League City. His only son, John Kenneth Allison Jr., of Wimberley, preceded him in death.

His grandchildren were the life of his life, John Albert Foley of Alexandria, Va.; Mathew Blair Foley of Machipongo, Va.; and Katherine Graham Stith and her husband, Peter Martin Stith of Eastville, Va. He was to hold his three-month-old great grandson, Samuel Needham Stith, for the first time next month.

His simple of remarkable journey through life will be marked by a public memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2005, at Wimberley Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements by Thomason Funeral Home, San Marcos.

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Dr. Charles Ray Jones  

JONES, DR. CHARLES RAY, was born in Frost, Texas on June 27, 1917. He was married to Bertie Marie Lantrip on August 29, 1941, in Van, Texas. They enjoyed over sixty-three years of loving marriage. He passed away on February 15, 2005. Charles earned Bachelor and Master's degrees from North Texas State University and a Doctorate in Education and Guidance and Counseling from Texas Tech University. His love of education was one of the guiding forces in his life. He served as a school principal, athletic coach, school psychologist, and director of guidance services at Van ISD from 1941-1960. He then moved to Lubbock where he was elementary school counselor and school psychologist for the Lubbock public schools. He then was employed by Texas Tech University as a Professor of Psychology and Special Education at the graduate level for nine years. He came to Dallas in 1975 as the Director of the Special Education Liaison division of the DISD. He retired from DISD in 1982. During his career he held many local and state offices in special education and psychology and received numerous state and national awards for teaching excellence. After his retirement he devoted time to North Dallas Shared Ministries, AARP tax preparation volunteers, several Special Education boards and schools, and to his family. He loved sports and was proud of his college tennis honors as Captain of the North Texas State tennis team in the 1930's. He was his grandchildren's biggest fan and supporter in all of their sports and other endeavors. He is survived by his wife Bertie; son, Michael Jones and his wife, Becky, and grandchildren, Robert and Mandy Jones of Dallas; daughter, Sharon Jones King and her husband, Curtis, and grandchildren, Steven and Kristin King of Vacaville, CA; sisters, Mary Porter of Seymour, Betty Madinger of Dallas, Anne Ballew and her husband, George of Dallas; sister-in-law, Peggy Williams of Rowlett, Frances Willis of Texas City and many nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, February 19, 2005 at Tyler Memorial Park, Tyler, TX. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 20, 2005 at 3:00 PM at Walnut Hill United Methodist Church, 10066 Marsh Lane, Dallas. Family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 PM Friday, February 18, 2005 at Restland Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to North Dallas Shared Ministries, 2630 Glenda Lane, Dallas, TX 75229 or Walnut Hill United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Restland 972-238-7111 restlandfuneralhome.com

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  • Published in the Dallas Morning News on 2/18/2005.

Roy L. Murphy

On Tuesday, March 15, 2005, Roy L. Murphy, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend went home to his heavenly reward surrounded by those he loved. Roy was a Christian man who loved his Lord with all his heart and led the way for his family in Christian faith. He will be sorely missed by all who loved him.

Roy was born July 10, 1940 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He married the love of his life and lifelong friend, Jean Jones on February 6, 1960. Many will remember Roy and Jean as owners of Blue-Top Welding Supply where they and other family members operated the business until February 1988.

Since retiring and due to failing health, Roy had spent the last years traveling, working for the Lord, spending time with his family and hunting and fishing when his health allowed. He had a great love for the outdoors.

Roy is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Jean Murphy, son Gary (Buck) Murphy and his wife DeAnne of Corsicana, daughter Sissy Perry and her husband Bobby of Eureka, grandson Casey Perry of Eureka, brother Frank Murphy and wife Marsha of Retreat and sister Joyce Miles of Emhouse. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and a loving church family at Westhill Church of Christ.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents Riley and Lillian Murphy and a sister Ann Barber.

Services are scheduled for Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Westhill Church of Christ with Ferman Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday night at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Randy Howard, John Howard, Allan Stewart, Dusty Ellis, Tim Miles and Frank Murphy.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Tildon Wells Daniel

Daniel 03/12/2005

Tildon Wells Daniel of San Antonio passed away quietly on March 3, 2005, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Corsicana, TX on October 2, 1922, to Andrew and Zona Elizabeth Daniel. Known as Dan, he served in the Philippine Theater during World War II, after which he enrolled in beauty school in Dallas. There he met his future wife, Florence Antony. Together, they owned Daniels' House of Beauty and later Daniels' Crest Beauty Salon. After their retirement in 1985, they enjoyed numerous trips in the U.S. and abroad. Dan's hobbies included painting and playing chess. He was a loving, husband, father, grandfather, and friend, with a wry sense of humor. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years. He is survived by his daughter, Margo Susan Merrell and husband David; grandson Patrick and wife Sara; granddaughter Lisa and fianc 5/8 Richard Evans. A special thanks is offered to his caregivers, Sherry, Anna Lisa, and Linda, from Vitas Hospice. The family would also like to thank our dear friends and neighbors, June and Dale Corder for their many years of love and support. A private memorial will be held.

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Walter Hayes Jr.

FORT WORTH -- Walter Hayes Jr., 79, died Thursday, March 3, 2005, at his home. Memorial service: was held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 7, 2005, in University Christian Church. Visitation: was held 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, march 6, 2005, at Greenwood Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the music fund at University Christian Church or to Baylor University.

Walter was born May 9, 1925, to Sheriff Walter Hayes and Rilla Hayes in Corsicana, where he was raised and educated. Walter served in World War II and "flew the hump" as a pilot for the Army Air Corps.

After the war, Walter received his law degree from Baylor University. He enjoyed a long and interesting career in real estate law until his death. He married Dorothy Dwyer in 1954, and they had two daughters, Lynn and Amy. Walter was his own man. He possessed an insatiable love of learning that he instilled within those he loved. He loved music, words, maps, poetry, his children, his granddaughters and his friends. Those who loved him will miss his wisdom, his singing, his whistling and his sense of humor. He was adored by his family and friends, and he will be missed dearly.

Walter was preceded in death by his loving wife, Dorothy; and his parents.

Survivors: Daughters, Lynn Hayes and Amy Smiley and her husband, Randy; granddaughters, Diana Lynn Maddox and Hannah Hayes Smiley.

Arrangements by Greenwood Funeral Home.

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Lillie Iola (Lofton) Schomerus

Lillie Iola Lofton Schomerus, 106, of Longview, Texas, went to be with the Lord at her home on Tuesday, March 15, 2005. The family will receive friends Thursday, March 17, at 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Radar Funeral Home in Longview, Texas, and Friday, March 18, at 6:00 to 8:00pm, at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana, Texas. Services will be held at 2pm, March 19, at Corley Funeral Home with burial to follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana.

Mrs. Schomerus was born December 11, 1898 to Lincoln Daniel Lofton and Rosa Belle Cantrell Lofton in Portland, Texas. Her ancestry includes early Virginia colonists who settled near Jamestown in 1642, and early settlers in Philadelphia. Her great grandfather helped settle Sachse and Murphy townships near Dallas, Texas.

Mrs. Schomerus was married to Weert Sassen Schomerus on May 20, 1914 in Bazette, Texas. They were married for 74 years. In 1975 they moved from Corsicana, Texas to Longview, Texas where Mr. Schomerus died in 1988. At the time of Mrs. Schomerus death, she was the oldest person in the world to carry the Schomerus name.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Schomerus was preceded in death by two sons, Jesse R. Schomerus and Densil W. Schomerus; grandsons, William D. Whitaker and David R. Schomerus; great great granddaughter, Grace K. Haralson; daughter-in-law, Louise Schomerus; and son-in-law, Ralph Antill.

"Mamma" as she was affectionately known by her family and friends, loved to garden, cook, fish, and make beautiful quilts, but her greatest legacy was that of a Christian heritage and prayer. The memory of her love and unselfishness will continue to live in the hearts and memories of her family. Family and friends have been blessed by her wisdom, faith, sweet smile, and gentle spirit. She loved God and was a long time member of the First Assembly of God church in Corsicana, Texas.

She is survived by three children: Virginia Antill of Corsicana, Texas; William D. Schomerus and wife Marilyn of West Tawakoni, Texas; and I. Frances Phillips and husband Glenn Phillips of Longview, Texas; daughter-in-law Norma Jean Schomerus of Beaumont, Texas; nine grandchildren: Virginia Ward and husband Morris of Athens, Texas; Ronnie Schomerus and wife Jacque of Tyler, Texas; Gay Thompson and husband Johnny of Tucson, Arizona; Mark Schomerus and wife Shirley of Nederland, Texas; Brenda Slaughter and husband Dale of Reno, Nevada; Mike Schomerus and wife Kay of West Tawakoni, Texas; Sherry Schomerus of Quinlan, Texas; J. Bradley Phillips and wife Tricia of Rockwall, Texas; and S. Michelle Scheef and husband John of Frisco, Texas. Survivors also include twenty-six great grandchildren, fifteen great great grandchildren, a sister Ruby Hunsucker of Lansing, Michigan, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express its special appreciation to the numerous ones who helped care for "mamma's" needs, including Rozy Wyatt, Ila Rhee Ford, Margie Hamm, Gail Jester and Joan Haymes of Lifecare Hospice, and Robert Sansom MD.

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Wallace Charles Lindsay

Wallace Charles Lindsay, 42, of Samaria passed away March 13, 2005 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Memorial services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery.

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Betty Sue (Frost) Goodman

Betty Sue Goodman

Betty Sue Goodman, 64, of Corsicana passed away Friday, March 18, 2005 in Corsicana.

Memorial services are pending. The Rev. Lain Teel will officiate.

Mrs. Goodman was born April 18, 1940 in League City. She was a member of the Ladies Auxilary of the VFW.

She was preceded in death by a son, Gary L. Don Hardy; parents, Murry L. and Mable (Weems) Frost; and brother, Buddy Frost.

Mrs. Goodman is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, John Stephen and Amber Hardy and Chip and Nisa Goodman, all of Corsicana; granddaughters, Chrystal Bell Hardy of Dallas, Stephanie Sue Hardy of Coriscana, Harley Kaye Goodman of Corsicana, Rochelle Hardy and Samantha Hardy; grandsons, Gaitor Hardy of Corsicana and Gary Hardy Jr.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lary and Melody Frost of Hot Sprinks, Ark. and Bob and Bunt Frost of Chester, Virg.; lifelong friends, Linda and Chuck Bedenbough of Ennis; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Dr. James Hosea "Jim" Barnebee Jr.
May 10, 1918 - Mar 17, 2005

Dr. James H. Barnebee Jr., 86, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, March 17, 2005 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Home.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. today at North Beaton Church of Christ with Russell Bankes officiating.

Dr. Barnebee was born May 10, 1918 at Bluefield's, Nicaragua. During World War II he served as a captain in the Army Medical Corps. He came to Blooming Grove in 1945 to practice medicine. In 1954, he and his family moved to Corsicana to open the Physician and Surgeon Clinic with two other doctors. He was a member of the Navarro County Medical Society. For many years he was the director of the Navarro County Health Department. In his 55 years of his dedicated service as a physician, he reached out to many individuals regardless of their means. As a physician he birthed over 2,400 babies.

He was preceded in death by wives Tony and Willie Barnebee.

Dr. Barnebee is surived by his wife, Ingeborg Barnebee of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, James H. Barnebee III, M.D. and Marie of Honduras, Michael Barnebee and Cheryl of Rhode Island, William Barnebee and Martha of Virginia, and Timothy Barnebee and Tonja of Corsicana; daughter, Johanna Barnebee of Oklahoma; stepchildren, Ingeborg Harris of Wills Point, Lother Harris and wife Earlene of San Antonio, Stephanie Chew and husband Bobby of Florida, and Jeanne Price and husband Emory of South Carolina; and his many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and the thousands of individuals he brought into this world.

A memorial guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com. Click on obituaries and go to the name (James H. Barnebee Jr. MD) to sign the book and submit a memorial message.

Arrangments by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Mar 19, 2005
  • Oakwood Cemetery
  • 2005 1st wife 1st wife Helen Eugenia “Tony” (Musselman) Barnebee 2nd wife Willie (Mullican) Barnebee married May 24, 1969 3rd wife Ingeborg Katherine (Hasse) Barnebee married Aug. 5, 1995 buried in Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Tx. s/o James Hosea Barnebee, Sr. and Edna I. (Chapman) Barnebee

Raymond Laeeif Grace

Raymond L. Grace

Raymond L. Grace, 81, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, March 17, 2005 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Pallbearers will be Donny Rogers, Ricky Rogers, Little Ricky Rogers, Corey Harelson, Jonathon Holestein and Monte White.

Mr. Grace was born Aug. 4, 1923 in Richland to Marvin P. and Vennie L. Black Grace. He served in World War II. Mr. Grace worked for the City of Coriscana for many years.

Mr. Grace is survived by his wife, Jean Grace of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Coy and Felisa Grace of Forrest City, Ark.; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and James Rogers of Corsicana; grandchildren, Danny and Brandie Rogers, Chad and Gail Rogers, Ellen and Carl Sullivan, Cathery and Josh Allison; great-grandchildren, Jamie, Hunter, Tyler, Triston, and Dawn; brother, Hubert C. Grace of Corsicana; and sister, Addie Lee Arnold of Corsicana.

Arrangments by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Annie Lee Caldwell

Annie Lee Caldwell, 79 of Kerens, formerly of Ennis, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2005 in Kerens. Services are pending with M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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John D. Phillips

John D. Phillips, 43, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, March 17, 2005 in Corsicana. Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

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Gladys (Arnett) Douglas
Mar 4, 1908 - Mar 21, 2005

Gladys Arnett Douglas, 97, of Kerens passed away Saturday, March 21, 2005 in Kerens.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 21, 2005, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson and Rev. Bobby Seago officiating. Interment will follow at Cryer Creek Cemetery.

Mrs. Douglas was born March 4, 1908 in Cryer Creek.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Douglas; parents, Tom and Flak Arnett; son, Kenneth A. Douglas; grandsons, Randy Waller and Mike Lancaster; twin brother, Travis Arnett; brothers, Johnnie Arnett, Frank Arnett and J.T. Arnett; sister, Willie Mae Davis.

She is survived by daughter, Marie Griffin of Carrollton; daughter and son-in-laws, Dorothy and Bob Ashford of Grand Prairie, Betty and Dan Lancaster of Athens and Wanda and Eddie McNeese of Kerens; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Douglas of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Edna Lee Arnett of Corsicana; grandson, Jacky Griffin of Dallas; grandson and wives, Billy and Beth Griffin of Dallas, Johnny and Charlene Waller of Grand Prairie, Curtis and Teresa McNeese of Kerens, Ken and Cindy Douglas of Corsicana and Brett and Diane Douglas of Corsicana; grand daughter, Sue Windham of Garland; grand daughter and husbands, Carmen and Joe Butler of Athens, Carol and Andy Allen of Kerens and Sharon and Ronny McNeese of Ennis. 28 great grandchldren and 12 great great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Gladys Arnett Douglas

Gladys Arnett Douglas, 97, of Kerens passed away Saturday, March 21, 2005 in Kerens.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 21, 2005, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson and Rev. Bobby Seago, officiating. Interment will follow at Cryer Creek Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dillon Allen, Heath Sanches, Tyler Sanches, Blake Butler, Seth Douglas, Daniel Douglas, Brett Douglas, and Ken Douglas.

Mrs. Douglas was born in Cryer Creek.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Douglas; parents, Tom and Flak Arnett; son, Kenneth A. Douglas; grandsons, Randy Waller and Mike Lancaster; twin brother, Travis Arnett; brothers, Johnnie Arnett, Frank Arnett and J. T. Arnett; sister, Willie Mae Davis.

She is survived by daughter, Marie Griffin of Carrollton; daughter and son-in-laws, Dorothy and Bob Ashford, of Grand Prairie, Betty and Dan Lancaster of Athens and Wanda and Eddie McNeese of Kerens; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Douglas of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Edna Lee Arnett of Corsicana; grandson, Jacky Griffin of Dallas; grandson and wives, Billy and Beth Griffin of Dallas, Johnny and Charlene Waller of Grand Prairie, Curtis and Teresa McNeese of Kerens, Ken and Cindy Douglas of Corsicana; granddaughter, Sue Windham of Garland; grand daughter and husbands, Carmen and Joe Butler of Athens, Carol and Andy Allen of Kerens and Sharon and Ronny McNeese of Ennis; 28 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Julia Elsie (Newcomb) Thompson
Mar 5, 1925 - Mar 16, 2005

Mrs. Julia Thompson, of Wichita, Kansas, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005. Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas. A Graveside Funeral service will be at Oakwood Cemetery at 10:00 AM Saturday, March 19, 2005 , Dr. Robert Young officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas.


Jesus Gonzales

Graveside funeral service for Jesus Gonzales, Infant son of Brian Gonzales & Araceli Garcia of Corsicana will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Corsicana.


Ethel L. Humbert

 

Mrs. ETHEL L. HUMBERT, age 88, of Corsicana, Texas, died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana, 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 Tuesday, March 29, 2005. The Graveside Funeral service will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery at 10:30 AM Wednesday, March 30, 2005 , Rev. Mickey Loftis, Pastor Claire Shell, & Rev. Jim Addison officiating. Interment will be atHamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas.

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Ethel L. Humbert

Ethel L. Humbert, 88, of Corsicana died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Mickey Loftis, the Rev. Jim Addison and Pastor Claire Shell officiating. Family visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

She was a life-long resident of Corsicana and a member of First Baptist Church. She and her husband, Lester, were owners of Humbert's Hickory House.

She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Bert "Nedra" Guthrie of College Station; her son and daughter-in-law, Brantley and Janice Humbert of Corsicana; two brothers, the Rev. Mickey Loftis and wife Jodie of Kaufman and Artie Loftis and wife Barbara of Athens; three sisters, Mrs. Cecil "Ida" Humbert of Corsicana, Mrs. Lawrence "Margaret" Nichols of Malakoff and Mrs. Winfred "Mary" Robinson and husband Winfred of Tyler; and seven granddaughters, four great-granddaughters, 11 great-grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Humbert; six brothers, Marcus Loftis, Charles Loftis, Sgt. William "Bill" Loftis, Chester "Jack" Loftis, Vernon "Pete" Loftis and Wayne "Peewee" Loftis; one sister, Vera Elmore Loftis; and son-in-law, Bert Guthrie.

Memorials may be made to your favorite charity in lieu of flowers.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Zilna Buford Moore Jr.

Z. Buford Moore Jr.

Z. Buford Moore Jr., 61, of Corsicana passed away Easter Sunday, March 27, 2005, at Kindred Hospital in Fort Worth.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 31, at First Christian Church with Dr. Mark Luera and Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Cooley, David Harwell Jr., Toby Harwell, Bob White Jr., Fred Ebadian and Tom Sullivan. Honorary pallbearer will be Edward "Buck" Hamilton.

Mr. Moore was born July 17, 1943, in Corsicana. Buford was preceded in death by his parents, Z. B. "Rusty" Moore Sr. and Sudie Lois Moore of Corsicana; and nephew, Lance Christopher Moore of Longview.

A graduate of Texas A&M in 1967 and a former member of the Corps of Cadets, Mr. Moore, known by friends and family as "Buf," served his community in many ways. Buf was an active member of First Christian Church of Corsicana. He was a member of the Rotary Club. He was a former president of Navarro County Board of Realtors. A supporter of the arts, Buford served on the board of the Warehouse Living Arts Center. He also enjoyed membership in the Texas A&M Former Students Association of Navarro County.

Buford's professional career began in Longview at Texas Eastman Kodak Company as an accountant. A few years later he and his family relocated to Dallas and he began working in the banking industry at Republic National Bank. In 1983, Buford and family returned to Corsicana and he began working for what is now Bank One. Later he worked for Texas Guaranteed Student Loans of Texas in Austin and then Corsicana National Bank. In 1995 he and business partner, Gayla Gober, opened Coldwell Banker Realty Connection.

Mr. Moore is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jan Moore of Corsicana; his eldest daughter, Sally Wise and husband Paul of Toledo, Ohio; his youngest daughter, Janna Massarelli and husband Mike of Corsicana; grandchildren, Christopher and Catherine Wise of Toledo, Ohio, and Ben, Anna and Tony Massarelli, all of Corsicana; as well as his sister, Carol and her husband David Harwell of Rice; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and Glenda Moore of Longview and Gene and Johnetta Moore of Terrell; in addition sister-in-law, Sally Cooper of Portland, Ore.; as well as many nieces and nephews and countless friends and business associates.

Buford had a long standing love of animals and leaves behind beloved poodles, Buffy and Apricot.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Christian Church, Camp of the Rising Sun of American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Robbie Bernice (Blanford) Gee
May 11, 1918 - Mar 25, 2005

Robbie Bernice Gee

Robbie Bernice Gee, 86, of Corsicana passed away Friday, March 25, 2005, at her residence.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Olive Grove Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Dorothy Pate officiating and the Rev. Aubrey Hart as eulogist. Interment will follow at Brushie Prairie Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Buford Gee, Michael Henry, Frank Gee Jr., Joe Robert Melton, Gussie Gee, Justin Henry, Harold Jackson and Darrow Walker. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Coleman, Thomas Bartee, Roger Proctor, James H. Blanford, Gary Larremore, Arnes Purdy, Roman J. Blanford, Timmy Betts and Leo Blanford.

Mrs. Gee was born May 11, 1918, in Blooming Grove. She was retired from Navarro College. She was a member of Tyree Chapel A.M. Church in Blooming Grove, where she served as class leader, choir member, secretary, steward, usher and pianist. She was also a member of Pilgrim Lodge of Blooming Grove.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; granddaughter, Gloria La'Shawn Gee; five brothers, Theodore Alphonso Blanford, Earl Blanford, Hardee Blanford, Henry Blanford and Ralph Blanford; and three sisters, Edna Blanford, Jessie Ross and Cleo Sandford.

Survivors include her sons, Gussie C. Gee of DeSoto and Buford Gee (Gloria) of Corsicana; grandchildren, Evett F. Gee Henry (Michael D.) and Fleta D. Gee, all of Corsicana, Allyson P. Smart of Van Nuys, Calif., and Ebony G. Guy of Fayetteville, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Justin Henry, Destiny Henry and Jeremiah Henry, all of Corsicana; goddaughter, Kayla M. Proctor; special daughters, Margrett N. Smart, Virginia N. Williams and Joreaner Stimpson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Charles Wayne Dawson

CHARLES WAYNE DAWSON
Charles Wayne Dawson, 52, of Corsicana died March 4, 2005 in Corsicana. Burial was in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Joaquin. born September 5, 1952, in Logansport, Louisiana, he was the son of J. W. Dawson and Mary Dawson Anderson. Survivors include mother and stepfather, Mary and Tim Anderson; brother, Chester Dawson of Center; sister, Vicki Jones of Carthage. Mangum Funeral Home


Phillip Evans Gill

The Reverend Phillip Evans Gill, of Argyle, went to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, March 17, 2005.

He was born Dec. 24, 1935, in Corsicana to Victor Stanley and Claralene Harris Gill.

Phillip married his wife Cindy on Jan. 25, 1986, in Commerce. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of The Annunciation in Lewisville.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy; daughters, Kristen Nicola Gill of Argyle, Karen Elizabeth Bartlett of Plano, Cathy Milstead of Miami, Fla., and Terry Howard of Spartenburg, S.C.; sons, J. Victor Gill of Argyle, Mike Gill of Greenville and Paul Gill of Louisville, Ky.; sister, Dorothy Blythe of Lewisville; brother, Kenneth Gill of Athens; 10 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Kenneth "Bo" Rice; and his parents, Victor and Claralene.

Father Gill served Episcopal churches in Ashville, N.C., and in Waco, Wichita Falls, Commerce, and Greenville and he served as supply priest for the Diocese of Dallas.

Father Gill was also the Headmaster of Episcopal schools in Waco, Greenville and Wichita Falls. He was the former president of Women in Need in Greenville and was a member of the board of the University of the South Seminary.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at the Episcopal Church of The Annunciation in Lewisville. The Rev. David W. Holland and the Rev. Courtland Moore will officiate at the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Home of The Innocents, 1100 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40206 (direct donations to KCPCC) or to Women In Need, P.O. Box 349, Greenville, TX 75403-0349.

Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home of Lewisville is in charge of arrangements.


Geneva Richards Young

TYLER - Geneva Richards Young, 83, of Corsicana died Monday, March 14, 2005, in Corsicana. Service will be at 1:30 p.m. today in Lloyd James Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Whitehouse Cemetery.

Survivors include sons Travis Young of Tyler and Steven Young of El Paso; daughters Gayle Corder of Tyler and Amy Chadwick of Coriscana; and sister Mildred Golden of Victoria.


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