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Jeff Woods

Funeral services for Jeff D. Woods, 61, of Bonham, who died in a Waco hospital, were held here Monday. Burial was in Willow Wild Cemetery. A native of Corsicana, he is survived by his wife; his mother, Mrs. Jennie Woods, Houston; two sons, J. D. Woods, Fort Worth, and John L. Woods, Waco; three daughters, Mrs. Otho Hull, Austin; Mrs. Jessie Pike, Houston, and Mrs. Jack Ruff, Dallas; two brothers, Clyde Woods, Houston, and Oscar Woods, Denison, and a sister, Mrs. L. A. Furr, Houston.

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Ruth Erwin (Peevey) Lavender
Mar 2, 1916 - Apr 8, 2005

Ruth Erwin Lavender, 89, of Corsicana passed away Friday, April 8, 2005 in Corsicana.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2005, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Alexander officiating.

Mrs. Lavender was born March 2, 1916 in Dallas. Her parents were William Wilson Peevey and Genevieve Keene Peevey. She was a graduate of Highland Park High School and Southern Methodist University.

She was chairman of the Board of Deacons and later a Ruling Elder of Westminster Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday School and was a longtime member of the choir. She was the first chairman of the women's division of the Community Chest, Regent of James Blair Chapter of the DAR, and served as president of Kinsloe House, Women of Wesminster, The Literary Club and Friends of the Library.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her only sister, Mrs. Ray M. Johnson; her husband of 50 years, T. Walter Erwin Jr.; and her second husband, Robert M. Lavender.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law Ed and Barbara Erwin of Corsicana, Walter and Patsy Erwin of Ennis and Wilson and Sara Erwin of Ennis; grandson and wife Mark and Deborah Erwin of Mclean, Va.; granddaughter and husband Rachel and James Bauer of Woodbridge, Va.; grandson and wife Jonathan and Dansby Erwin of Dallas; grandsons Zachary Erwin of Durham, N.C., Kyle Erwin of Waco and Will Erwin of Waco; great-granddaughters Isabel Lydia Erwin and Tabitha Claire Bauer.

The family wishes to honor the loving care and companionship provided to "Miss Ruthie" these last 10 years by Frances Carter, Jimmie Childers, Linda Moring, Candy Mustafa, Betsy Libal, Alene Seldomridge, Maxine Montfort and the nurses and staff of Heritage Oaks.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to the charity of your choice.

A video tribute to Mrs. Ruth Erwin Lavender may be viewed on the Internet by going to www.corleyfuneralhome.com, select her obituary and click on the Video Memorials link. There is also an online guest book for your use.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Nellene Reed (Humphries) Robinson
Apr 25, 1936 - Apr 8, 2005

Nellene Reed Robinson was born near Ferris on April 25, 1936 to Earl Thomas and Era Mae Humphries and died on Friday, April 8, 2005 in Corsicana.

She finished high school at Maypearl and attended both North Texas State College and Navarro Junior College, where she earned an LVN degree. Nellene married Durwood Robinson Jan. 13, 1958.

She is survived by her sons, David Lee Robinson of Corsicana and Thomas Robinson of Mexia. Also, she is survived by her sister, Dorothy Reed Gray and husband of Richardson, as well as two nephews, Larry Gray of Houston and David Gray and their respective families.

Visitation will be at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. A graveside funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ferris Memorial Cemetery in Ferris.

A video tribute to Mrs. Nellene Robinson may be viewed on the Internet by going to www.corleyfuneralhome.com, select her obituary and click on the Video Memorials link. There is also an online guest book for your use.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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James T. Hines Sr.
Sep 26, 1919 - Apr 13, 2005

James T. Hines Sr., 85, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, April 7, 2005 in Dallas.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at Bethel A.M.E. Church with Rev. Lewis Conway and Dr. Rev. Eddie B. Lane officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Marcus Hines, Turner Hines Jr., Tinnis C. Hines, Matthew Hines Jr. and Tommy Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Turner Hines, Delmar Hines and Lee Roy Hines.

Mr. Hines was born Sept. 26, 1919 in Kerens. He was self-employed as a mechanic for many years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hettie Hines; sons Matthew Hines and Tinnis Hines; daughter Carolyn Henry; four brothers; and one sister.

Survivors include children James E. Hines, Erma J. Bunton, Turner Hines, Shelia M. Dunmore, Bobby J. Hines and Samuel Hines; sisters Lorraine Nunn and Georgia Mae Wilrich; brothers Turner Hines, Lee Roy Hines and Delmar Hines; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends and acquaintances.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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William Calvin Rasco, Sr.
Oct 22, 1926 - Apr 9, 2005

William Calvin Rasco, 78, of Dawson passed away Saturday, April 9, 2005 in Purdon.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove, with Bill Rasco from Champions Church of Christ in Houston officiating. Interment will follow at Lone Oak Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Calvin Rasco Jr., David Rasco, Josh Rasco, Patrick Rasco, Charles Taylor, Charles Teafatiller and Christopher Teafatiller.

Mr. Rasco was born Oct. 22, 1926 in Blooming Grove to Thomas Ephriam Rasco and Maggie Thomas Edmundson Rasco. He retired from Texas Power and Light in 1983 after working there as a truck driver for 35 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 0022 and was the commander of the Corsicana VFW Post 3366.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Verda Rasco in December of 1990; his parents; five brothers and four sisters; and great-granddaughter Samantha Belle Rasco.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law Sandra and Jack Leslie of Red Oak, and Cathy and Jim Hancock of Carrollton; sons and daughters-in-law Calvin and Glenda Rasco of Red Oak, and Mike and Helen Rasco of Walled Lake, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

A memorial guestbook is available at www.griffin-roughton.com by clicking on obituaries and the name William Calvin Rasco to sign book and submit a memorial message.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove.

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Jim Mullins

Jim Mullins, 53, of Dawson and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2005 in Waco. Memorial services will be 6 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church of Dawson with Rev. Brad Brittain officiating. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Dawson cemetery with Rev. Grady Brittain officiating. Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

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Gilbert H. Howard
Dec 10, 1910 - Apr 7, 2005

Gilbert H. Howard, 94, of Corsicana passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, April 7, 2005 at Navarro Regional Hospital. He will be cremated and a private memorial service will be held. His remains will be buried in a family plot out of state.

Mr. Howard was born Dec. 10, 1910 in Taunton, Mass. He graduated from Bourne High School in Massachusetts and held a certification as a Senior Engineering Technician. He provided 34 years of faithful service to the United States Government as a Civil Engineering Technician in the Engineering Division of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. Twenty-seven of those years were served on the Cape Cod Canal where he was responsible for maintaining critical depths in order that large ships could navigate the Canal. The service he provided was especially crucial during World War II to keep our ships from being attacked during this critical time.

He retired from the U.S. Army Engineer District of Omaha on Dec. 10, 1965 where he worked on flood control.

As a child, Mr. Howard, was raised on Thatcher's Island Lighthouse located off Rockport, Mass. and later Wing's Neck Lighthouse on Buzzard's Bay in Mass. His father was a lighthouse keeper during this time and his grandfather and great-grandfather were also lighthouse keepers. Mr. Howard always thrilled his friends and associates with many stories and tales with his life on the lighthouses.

Mr. Howard was preceded in death by wives Elizabeth Jane (Betty) Luscombe Howard, Mildred A. Langenfeld Howard and Elizabeth (Liz) Mueller Howard and two brothers, Roger A. Howard and Rodney Howard.

He is survived by one son, Bruce Gilbert Howard and wife, Shelley; grandchildren, Kenneth P. Howard of Virginia, Steven J. Howard and wife, Karen, of Fryeburg, Maine; Raymond T. Howard and wife, Beth, of Franklin, Mass. and Linda M. Manning and husband, John, of N. Dighton, Mass. and nine great-grandchildren and several step-children and step-grandchildren.

He is the 11th generation from John Hopkins whom came to America on the Mayflower and is a member of the Society of Mayflower Decendents.

At the request of Mr. Howard, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the educational fund at St. John's Episcopal Church, Corsicana, or the charity of your choice.

A video tribute to Mr. Howard may be viewed on the Internet by going to www.corleyfuneralhome.com select his obituary and click on the Video Memorials link. There is also an online guest book for your use.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lawrence D. Cote
Jul 27, 1919 - Apr 6, 2005

Lawrence D. Cote, 85, of Dawson passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2005, in Dawson.

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 the Rev. Bobby Cave officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Martin, James Cote, Christopher McFalls, Matthew Baker, Lawrence Baker, James Clark and John Clark.

Mr. Cote was born July 27, 1919, in Beaverville, Ill. He was a member of the Modern Woodsmen Society since he was 12 years of age. He also belonged to the American Legion Post in St. Anne, Ill., and VFW Post in Kankakee, Ill. He was also part of a large loving family that will greatly miss him.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delie May Cote; son, Lawrence D. "Larry" Cote; parents, August and Edna Cote; brothers, Joseph Cote, Phillip Cote and Charles Cote; and sisters, Aurella Slayer, Cecil Denoyer and Teresa Cote.

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

A video tribute and online guest book is available by going to the Web site at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Lawrence D. Cote obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Regina (Fountain) Thomas
Feb 10, 1959 - Apr 4, 2005

Regina Fountain Thomas was born Feb. 10, 1959, in Corsicana to Ollie D. and Easter Fountain. She confessed her life to Christ at an early age and was a faithful member of Wesley Chapel CME Church. Later in life, she faithfully attended 13th Avenue Christian Church until her health declined.

Regina received her formal education in Corsicana Independent School District and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1977. She was employed by Tom's Foods for seven years and Kmart Distribution for 15 years until she became disabled to work, due to her illness.

On Monday, April 4, 2005, Regina was called home to be with the Lord. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, J. C. Fountain of Fort Worth.

Regina leaves behind to cherish her memories, her husband, Bennie Harold Thomas; daughter, Erika Carroll; son, Patrick Thomas; grandchildren, A'Lanna Ellison and Adrian Ellison; parents, Ollie D. Sr. and Easter Fountain, all of Corsicana; brother Ollie D. Fountain Jr. (Versia) of Charleston, S.C.; sisters, Deborah Brown and Paula Cooksey, both of Corsicana; grandmother, Pearline Fountain of Fort Worth; nieces, Jennifer Lewis of Corsicana and Jameilla Fountain of Charleston, S.C.; nephews, Jimmy Lewis Jr. and Jonathan Lewis, both of Corsicana, and Ollie D. Fountain III, Calvin Morehead and Lamar Morehead, all of Charleston, S.C.; father-in-law, Bennie Thomas; brothers-in-law, Donald Thomas of Corsicana, Ronald Thomas of Houston and Ramon Thomas of Frisco; godsisters, Patrice Manning, Rosie Kelly and Roynell Jones; and a host of relatives and friends.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at 13th Avenue Christian Church with Pastor Alvin E. Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Baby Boy Ewing

Baby Boy Ewing of Corsicana passed away April 5, 2005 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Graveside services will be 12:30 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery with Father Danilo Ramos officiating. An online guest book is available by going to our website at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the "Infant Ewing" obituary. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Bessie Lou (Coffman) German
June 14, 1924 - Apr 10, 2005

Bessie L. German, 90, formerly of Frost, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2005 in Hillsboro.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today and Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robert Owen, Glenn Bratcher, J. R. Robinson, Dennis Schifflet, Dan German, Ron Dearden, Jimmy Darrell Bratcher and Richard Leggett.
Honorary pallbearers will be Erselle Crawford and Clifford Williams.

Mrs. German was born June 14, 1924 in Aquilla.
She was preceded in death by husband A. G. German and sons R. D. German and Daniel (Butch) German.

Survivors include son Nelson and Karen German of Frost; daughters Dale Sims of Italy, Linda Dearden (Lee) of Corbet and Dovie and Jimmy Bratcher of Frost; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Helen S. McPherson
1971 - Apr 10, 2005


Helen S. McPherson, 87, of Bridge City, died Sunday, April 10, 2005 at Cypress Glen Nursing Home in Port Arthur.

A native of Corsicana, and resident of Beaumont for many years before moving to Bridge City, Helen had previously worked for Mobil Oil in Fort Worth many years ago.

She is survived by her son, Thomas Wayne McPherson and his wife Brenda; granddaughter, Sara Michelle McPherson, all of Bridge City; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at Broussard’s Chapel, 2000 McFaddin, Beaumont, followed by burial at Magnolia Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will begin at 5:30 p.m. today at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 440 N. 18th St., Beaumont, TX 77707.

Arrangements by Broussard’s, Beaumont.

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Allean (Wylie) Thompson
Dec 22, 1918 - Apr 9, 2005

Allean Wylie Thompson, 86, passed away April 9, 2005, in El Paso. She had been a resident of El Paso since 1997, when she moved from Odessa. Mrs. Thompson was born in Montfort Dec. 22, 1918, to E.V. and Ethel Wylie. She was a L.V.N. in Odessa for over 45 years where she made may lifelong friends. Mrs. Thompson was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving her country in World War II, where she received her nurse’s training.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Audrey, Raymond and Virgil Wylie; and sisters, Lola Smith and Neoma Granger.

Mrs. Thompson is survived by her daughter, Susan Reed of El Paso; grandsons, William S. Reed and Scott M. and wife Monica Reed, all of El Paso; great-granddaughter, Emily Hope Reed of El Paso; nieces, Betty Jo Magaha and husband Tracy of Corsicana, Peggy and husband Billy Blukner of Auburn, Ala., Charles “Sonny” Wylie Jr. and wife Carrie of Irving, Delores Mitchell and husband Gene of Corsicana, Betty Wilson of Corsicana and Melvin Jordan Jr. and wife Vivian of Bedford; her beloved dachshund, Rocky; and a host of many, many friends. She loved her family dearly and was very proud of having served her country.

Graveside services were scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. David Hale officiating.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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John Doyle Phillips
Jan 7, 1917 - Apr 9, 2005

Doyle Phillips, 88, of Temple died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at the William R. Courtney Texas State Veteran’s Home in Temple.

He was born Jan. 7, 1917, in Blooming Grove to Carrie (Baggett) and Edgar Phillips, one of four sons and three daughters.

He volunteered to serve his country by entering the United States Army in July 1941. He first served as a military policeman at Fort Chaffee, Ark. As it became more evident that the United States would be entering the European conflict, he volunteered to be an Army paratrooper and received his “jump” wings with the 13th Airborne Division at Fort Benning, Ga. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1945 as a sergeant with Company F, 515th Parachute Infantry.

He immediately returned to Arkansas and married Rada M. Vines of Mount Ida, on Sept. 5, 1945. They moved to Corsicana the same year, where he entered the food services/restaurant business. They moved to Temple from Hearne in 1955 to manage the Greyhound Bus Station Cafeteria. He concurrently started Doyle Phillips Catering and catered the Temple Chamber of Commerce’s first outdoor banquet as his first customer.

In 1958, he built and opened what is still the family-run business today, the Doyle Phillips Steakhouse. In addition, he built or developed several other restaurants in the local area, to include the Captain’s Table at Morgan’s Point on Lake Belton. He also owned the Steak and Shake in Youngstown Shopping Center and Doyle’s Barbecue on General Bruce Drive. He also managed the Stillhouse Hollow Country Club Restaurant. Mrs. Phillips was a true partner in all the restaurant ventures he undertook.

He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Temple, where he served on the vestry. He served on the Temple Independent School District board and was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Blooming Grove. He was also a member of Karem Shrine Temple of Waco.

He was preceded in death in 1998 by his wife of 53 years, as well as a granddaughter, Marcie Loren Keilers.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan Keilers and her husband Douglas of Temple, and Sharon Murphy and her husband Jim of Boerne; a son, John Phillips and his wife Amy of Coventry, Conn.; one grandson, Ray Keilers and his wife Addie of Temple; one granddaughter, Jessica Howell and her husband Ryan of Springfield, Ill.; two great-grandsons, Trey Keilers and Dylan Howell; one brother, Will Roy Phillips and his wife Kirsti of Grand Prairie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were 10 a.m. today at Christ Episcopal Church in Temple with the Rev. David Alwine officiating. Burial followed at Bellwood Memorial Park in Temple.

Memorials may be made to Christ Episcopal Church Building Fund, 300 N. Main St., Temple, TX 76501 or Karem Shrine, 400 Karem Circle, Waco, TX 76712-9207.

Arrangements by Scanio-Harper Funeral Home, Temple.

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Amelia Gertrude (Sponcil) Spencer

Amelia Gertrude Sponcil Spencer, 91, of Corsicana passed away Monday, April 11, 2005, at Harris Methodist H-E-B Hospital. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 18, at Resthaven Memorial Park with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Katie (Sanders) Haynie Robinson
Oct 23, 1934 - Apr 10, 2005

Katie Sanders Haynie Robinson, born Oct. 23, 1934, to James and Kary Crowder Sanders in Corsicana, went to her eternal rest on April 10, 2005, in Dallas.

At an early age, she attended the Princeton (Kerens area) elementary schools and returned to the Corsicana area in the late ‘40s. She continued her schooling at Booker T. Washington and G.W. Jackson High School, graduating in May 1954. After graduating, she attended Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins.

In 1955, she met and married Edward Haynie Jr. Five children were born to this union. This marriage was dissolved in 1977.

Katie graduated LVN school and entered Navarro Memorial Hospital, working there until she went to work in the Dallas area hospitals and nursing homes there. Mrs. Robinson retired in the early ‘90s.

She is survived by three daughters, Cathy Haynie, Pearl Hardeman and Johnnie Hardeman, all of Dallas; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Roy W. Sanders of Philadelphia, Pa.; one sister, Eleanor Sanders Washington of Corsicana; 10 nieces and nephews, great-nieces, several cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today at Total Deliverance Church of God in Christ, 10709 Lake June Road, Pleasant Grove. Burial will follow at Woodland Memorial Park in Corsicana.

Arrangements by Golden Gate Funeral Home, Dallas.
 

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Robert J. Hoffman
July 8, 1918 - Apr 14, 2005

Robert J. Hoffman, 86, of Saginaw, a retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant, died Thursday, April 14, 2005, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at Biggers Funeral Chapel, 7139 Jacksboro Highway, Fort Worth. Burial with military honors will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Robert J. Hoffman was born July 8, 1918, in Corsicana to Joseph W. and Samella Hoffman. Mr. Hoffman, who retired after 20 years of active service, was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. He was an active member of VFW Post 10374 and the DAV. He was a longtime area resident and was a member of Saginaw United Methodist Church and the Log Cabin Senior Citizens Center of Saginaw.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie G. Hoffman, on Aug. 2, 2004.

Survivors include his children, Peggy Jeanette Phillips of Saginaw, Robert Randy Corley of Mineola, Keith Dwayne Corley of Fort Worth, Dwight Dale Hoffman and Lori Dale Oldham, both of Hartsville, Tenn., and Leslie Dale Sorbello of Powder Springs, Ga.; brother, Jack Hoffman of Cleburne; sister, Carrie Magill of Dallas; 22 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Biggers Funeral Home, Fort Worth.

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Geoffrey Young
Oct 27, 1920 - Apr 13, 2005

Geoffrey Young, 84, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2005, in Corsicana.  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating.

Mr. Young was born Oct. 27, 1920, in Port Arlington, Ireland.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Jane Young; four brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Lolene Young of Corsicana; daughter, Pamelia Young Storey of Katy; daughter and son-in-law, Anne Young and Rick Hollis of Electra; granddaughters and their husbands, Cindy and Brad Morrow of The Woodlands and Tracey Storey and Keith Whittington of Princeton, N.J.; grandsons and wives, Geoffrey and Vicki Storey of Weston, Conn., and Erik and Felicia Hollis of Electra; grandson, Kiel Hollis of Beaufort, S.C.; and seven great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Larry Clemons
Dec 12, 1955 - Apr 13, 2005

Larry Clemons, 49, of Pursley passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2005, in Corsicana.

Services will be 11 a.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Chris Blacksmith officiating. Interment will follow at New Pursley Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Murray, David Matthews, Gary Maxwell, Billy Tallant Jr., John Clemons, Mackey Clemons, Benny Clemons and Jim Clemons.

Mr. Clemons was born Dec. 12, 1955, in Navarro County. He was a longtime member and deacon of Missionary Baptist Church of Pursley.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wendel Clemons.
Survivors include his son, Larry Westley Clemons of Pursley; brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Sara Clemons of Dawson and Jerry and Lori Clemons of Corsicana; mother, Myrtle Clemons of Pursley; nephew, Dave Clemons of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

An online guest book is available by going to the Web site at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Larry Clemons obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Katherine Virginia (Poteet) Morehead
Jan. 5, 1928 - Apr 14, 2005

Katherine Virginia Morehead

Katherine Virginia Morehead, 77, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, April 14, 2005, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. today at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Mrs. Morehead was born Jan. 5, 1928, in Wortham to Roy B. Poteet and Hanna Bell Murphy Poteet.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Vicki Morehead and Gary and Linda Morehead, all of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Buddy Kubicek of Barry; grandchildren, Craig and Amy Briggs, Chad and Shelby Briggs, Hanna and David Phillips, Jerry Morehead Jr., Crystal and Aaron Teerlink, Donnie Morehead, Jeff Milligan and Cory Milligan; nine great-grandchildren; and sisters, Aline Watkins and Velma Faye Watkins, both of Corsicana.

A memorial guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com. Click on obituaries and go to the name Katherine Virginia Morehead to sign book and to submit memorial message.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Mary Elizabeth (Hayes) Williams Greentree
May 7, 1922 - Mar 30, 2005

On March 30, 2005, Mary lost her battle with Alzheimer’s. She was living at home in Burbank, Calif., when the Lord took her home with Him.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. today at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Corsicana. The Rev. Chuck Weber will officiate.

Ms. Greentree was born in Frost on May 7, 1922, but grew up in Corsicana. She married W. A. Williams Jr. in 1949 and moved to Lubbock, where she remained for most of her life. After Mr. Williams’ death in 1964, Ms. Greentree became a nurse. On Dec. 20, 1969, she married Ray Greentree. In 1983, they opened Greentree Acres in Lubbock, a home caring for elderly ladies. After Ray’s death, Mary later moved to Burbank, Calif.  Survivors include two daughters, Janet Flemmons of Burbank, Calif., and Vicki Nichols of Houston; three stepdaughters, Carol Adams of Dallas, Judi Poindexter of Lubbock, and Linnet Orlik of Angleton; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Other survivors include four sisters, Maureen Hoskins, Dortha Bergey and Martha Chilbert, all of Corsicana, and Gladys Best of Tool; many nieces and nephews, and her longtime caregiver, Jacqueline Banton of Jamaica.

In lieu of flowers the family request contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Byron Keith Mitchell Sr.

Byron Keith Mitchell Sr., 35, of Kerens passed away Sunday, April 10, 2005, at Pine Shadow Nursing Home in Porter. Services will be 1 p.m. today at New Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Earnest Betts officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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W. D. Hines
Aug 17, 1922 - Apr 7, 2005

The Rev. W.D. Hines (Daddy, Granddaddy, Pa Pa), 82, of Garland went home peacefully to be with the Lord Thursday, April 7, 2005, at 4 a.m., after a brief illness. He was born Aug. 17, 1922, in Calvert to Dee and Earline (Johnson) Hines. The Rev. Hines was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother-in-law, and a dedicated pastor for many years. The Rev. Hines is the deceased pastor of Clark Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Greenville, where he served faithfully for the past 10 years. He was also pastor of 13th Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Corsicana for 22 years. He was employed with Redwood Lumber Company, presently known as LeRoy Jordan Redwood Lumber Company for 48 years, and retired in 2000.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, James Edward Hines; and three sisters, Willie Ada Edward, Leola Hines and Louvonia Johns.

He is survived by his faithful and dedicated wife of 62 years, Mrs. Theresa V. Hines; one son, Willie T. Hines; two daughters, Ruby Hines Henry (the Rev. Derry C.) of Dallas and Patricia Hines Wedgeworth (Robert) of Garland; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Trudy J. Hines of Dallas; and sisters-in-law, Mrs. Johnnie M. Anderson of Dallas and Mrs. Mozell Dixon of Compton, Calif.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at Warren Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 2431 Warren Ave., Dallas, with the Rev. Derry C. Henry as eulogist and the Rev. Lloyd B. Facen, host pastor, officiating. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, April 15. The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 15, at Lincoln Funeral Home, 8100 Fireside Drive, Dallas. Interment will be at Lincoln Memorial Park, Saturday, April 16.

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L. D. Patterson
Nov. 3, 1916 - Apr 13, 2005

L. D. Patterson, 88, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, April 13, 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 Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jason York, Timmy Keele, Tony Holt, Chuck Sears, David Lewis and Joey Rose. Honorary pallbearers will be retired employees of Texas Highway Department.

Mr. Patterson was born Nov. 3, 1916, in Alabama.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joy Patterson.

Survivors include his daughters, Carolyn Dennis and husband Danny of Corsicana, Marilyn Garrett and husband Dave of Navarro Mills and Joy Bottoms of Corsicana; sons, Elton Raney and wife Linda of Corsicana, Steven Raney and wife Ginger of Mart, Robert Raney of Corsicana and Walter Cantrell and wife Carol of Chandler; niece, Sammie Pratt Messenger of Corsicana; nephew, Bryan McDonald of Purdon; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, friends and relatives.

The family sends a special thank you to the employees of Heritage Oaks West for the wonderful care they provided.

An online guest book is available by going to the Web site at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Lorn Patterson obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Cornelia Elizabeth (Jeffrey) Goodman
Sept. 4, 1914 - Apr 16, 2005

Cornelia Elizabeth Goodman

Cornelia Elizabeth Goodman, 90, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, April 16, 2005 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Ferman Carpenter and Dick James officiating. Interment will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Kerrville.

Mrs. Goodman was born Sept. 4, 1914 in McMahan, Texas, Caldwell County to Levi Jeffrey and Mellie Tilghman Jeffrey. She married Berger Pelham Mitchell, son of Lonzo Bruce and Fleta Mitchell, in 1931.

She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings Joseph Benjamin Jeffrey, Lafayette Jeffrey, Hilmer Jeffrey and Vonceil Barth; and children Berger Bryan Mitchell and Troy Lee Mitchell.

Survivors include daughter Corine Elizabeth Taylor of Corsicana; grandchildren Linda Elizabeth Moran of San Antonio, Sherri Ann Wilkinson of Corsicana, Berger Allen Taylor of Orlando, Fla., Nathan Andrew Taylor of Colorado, Debbie Kearns of Kearneysville, W. Va.., Doug Mitchell of McLoud, Okla., Amy White of Leesburg, Va. and Jason Mitchell of Statesboro, Ga.; and great-grandchildren Bethany Rachel Gomez of San Antonio, Daniel Wilkinson of Corsicana, Patrick Wayne Moran of Austin, Eric Wilkinson of Corsicana, Ryan Brock of Orlando, Fla., Alyssa Moran of San Antonio, Carrie Kearns of Kearneysville, W. Va.., Sara Kearns of Kearneysville, W. Va.., Matthew Mitchell of Maryland, Heather Mitchell of Maryland, Ciera White of Leesburg, Va. and Anna White of Leesburg, Va.
Memorial guestbook is available at www.griffin-roughton.com, click on obituaries and go to the name Cornelia Goodman to sign the book and submit a memorial message.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Iona ‘Onie’ (Grice) Pitts
Oct 15, 1915 - Apr 15, 2005

Iona ‘Onie’ Grice Pitts, 89, of Dawson passed away Friday, April 15, 2005 at her home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Rev. Mark Flurry officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Mrs. Pitts was born Oct. 15, 1915 in Hubbard to Jim and Daisy Grice. She was raised in Hubbard but had been a longtime resident of Dawson, where she was an active member of First Baptist Church for over 70 years. Mrs. Pitts was a homemaker and a member of Eastern Star Lodge #1046, the Dawson Garden Club, the Dawson Historical Foundation and the Women’s Auxiliary of Navarro Regional Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Pitts.
Survivors include daughter Beverlye Parker of Dawson; son James Howard Pitts of Lorena; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Cecil Sanders, Wilmer Hale, Donald Raley, Gene Suddeth, Jason Kelsey and Chad Estes.
Memorials may be made to Cedar Lake Hospice or First Baptist Church of Dawson.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Lucia Garcia
June 25, 1907 - Apr 15, 2005

Lucia Garcia, 97, of Corsicana passed away Friday, April 15, 2005, at her residence. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Services and burial will be in Mexico. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Dorothy Bell (Shanks) Dabney
Feb 6, 1926 - Apr 17, 2005

Dorothy Bell Dabney

Dorothy Bell Dabney, 79, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, April 17, 2005, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Hutchison officiating. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Coolidge Cemetery.

Mrs. Dabney was born Feb. 6, 1926, in Kirvin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Dabney; son, Edward Dabney; and great-grandchildren, Caytlyn Montgomery and Linda Angel Hutchison.

Survivors include her daughters, Linda Hernandez, Doris Navarro, Beverly Yangmera and Diane Montgomery, all of Corsicana; son, Rickey Dabney of Corsicana; sister, Mildred Smith of Mexia; brothers, Joe Shanks of Kirvin, Billy Ray Shanks of Fort Worth and Roy Shanks of Conroe; 20 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Olin Nickelberry
Aug 7, 1929 - Apr 13, 2005

Olin Nickelberry, 74, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2005. Visitation will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Wake services will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at Northside Baptist Church. Burial will be Monday, April 25, at DFW National Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Olin Nickleberry

Olin Nickleberry was born Aug. 7, 1929, in Marietta, Texas, to Birdie and Maurice Nickleberry Sr. He was the oldest son of nine children. He graduated from Rambo High School, south of Atlanta, Texas, in 1949 and professed a faith in Christ in his early life and united with Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Marietta (Cass County).

In August 1959, he married Edith Iles and to this union two children were born. He relocated to Corsicana in 1965 and joined Bethlehem Baptist Church and has served faithfully as a member for 40 years and deacon.

The angel of silence entered into his life Wednesday, April 13, 2005.

In July 1956 he worked in Roxton. From 1957 to 1965, he worked at Paul H. Pewitt ISD in Omaha-Naples, Texas. From 1965 to 1970, he was employed with G.W. Jackson High School, Corsicana ISD. He was the adult education director from 1970 to 1986 for Navarro, Ellis, Freestone and Limestone counties and Corsicana ISD. He was a special education teacher for Blooming Grove ISD from 1987 to 1990.

In 1983, he was selected in the edition of the Most Prominent Educators of Texas. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 and was the oldest of seven sons of which six served their country. He was voted Most Outstanding Athlete while attending Bishop College. He was a former recipient of the Community Service Award for service above self from Corsicana Rotary Club. He was elected county commissioner of Precinct 2 in Navarro County after three elections in November 1990. Certification was received from the V.G. Young Institute of County Government from Texas A&M University to serve as a county commissioner and The University of Texas Austin’s Governing Texas Counties 2003.
He was affiliated with the National Education Association, elected vice president of Texas Association for the Adult and Continuing Education, former president of Sunrise Lions Club in Corsicana, former member of VFW in Corsicana, and was a member of the Kerens Chamber of Commerce and the Corsicana/Navarro County Chamber of Commerce. He was a former member of Kiwanis Club, Navarro County Committee on Aging, Navarro County Peace Officers Association, and Navarro County Waste Management Task Force. He was on the grievance committee for the City of Corsicana Housing Authority.
He was a charter member of Central Texas Baseball Umpires Association (SBUA) in Corsicana, former member of Central Texas Waco Football Chapter, former member SBOA Chapter in Basketball in Corsicana, and chapter board member of Corsicana Youth Baseball Association. He was a sports official in football, basketball and baseball for 25 years.

He was a deacon of Bethlehem Baptist Church of Corsicana and chairman of the deacon staff. He was a member of Sunrise Lions Club, vice president of Concerned Citizens Organization and a member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Olin Nickleberry was serving as Navarro County commissioner of Precinct 2 at the time of his death.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Birdie and Maurice Nickleberry Sr.; brothers, Clifford, David and Maurice; and sister, Ola Mae.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife, Edith Iles-Nickleberry; two daughters, Oretha Nickleberry of Dallas and Brenda Gardner (Arcraig) of Corsicana; two grandchildren, DeShawn Gardner II and Brendé Gardner of Corsicana; three brothers, Joe Nickleberry of Fort Worth, Benny Nickleberry (Margie) of Los Angeles, Calif., and Vernon Nickleberry of Marietta; one sister, Lois Nickleberry (Willis) of Las Vegas, Nev.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many, many friends.

Visitation will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Wake services will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at Northside Baptist Church. Burial will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 25, at DFW National Cemetery.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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C. A. Thompson (1879 – 1936)

VICTIMS OF HIGHWAY CRASH BURIED AT PRAIRIE POINT

Funeral services for C. A. Thompson, aged 57, who died in the P & S Hospital a few minutes after he was admitted suffering fatal injuries as a result of an automobile crash on Highway 31, early Monday morning, June 22, 1936, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Prairie Point Cemetery where interment was made.
Thompson, a resident of Powell and a WPA worker on the Lake Halbert project was on a truck in route to work when an oil truck crashed into the truck on which more than a score of workers were riding. The truck was driven by J. W. Bailey of Fort Worth and charged with murder without malice as a result of the crash. Several other men were injured.
Thompson had resided in the Powell community for several years. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Sutherland McCammon Funeral Home.
Surviving are his wife, four children, Mrs. Othela Thomas, Daniel Thompson, James Thomspson and Virabeth Thompson, all of Powell; a brother, James Thompson , Murchison; and three sisters, Miss Jennie Thompson, Murchison, Mrs. Ellie Williams, Athens, and Mrs. Sallie McWilliams, Ben Wheeler.
The death of Thompson was the seventh highway fatality in Navarro County since January 1, this year, and incidentally, the sixth on Highway 31 between Corsicana and Powell.

The Corsicana Paper June 1936

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  • C. A. Thompson was born November 12, 1879 to James Thompson and Sarah (Travis) Thompson.
  • Submitted by Melba Love

David C. “Dow” Black
Apr 13, 1871 - Jun 23, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR SECOND VICTIM HIGHWAY ACCIDENT

Funeral services for D. C. Black, aged 65 years, of Powell, who died in the P & S Hospital Tuesday morning, June 23, 1936, at 8:45 o’clock from injuries sustained in a crash between two trucks on Highway 31 Monday morning, were held Wednesday afternoon at the Prairie Point Cemetery. His death was the eighth traffic fatality of the year and the seventh on Highway 31 since January 1. Surviving are his wife, a son, R. L. Black, Kerens; a brother, L. C. Black, Waco; a sister, Mrs. Emmaline Newman, Tennessee; and other relatives. Black was riding on a truck conveying workmen from Powell to the PWA project at Lake Halbert when an oil truck struck the PWA truck. Sutherland McCammon Funeral Home directed the rites.

The Corsicana Paper June 1936

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  • D. C. “Dow” Black was born in 1871.
  • Submitted by Melba Love

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SECOND DEATH IS RESULT OF HIGHWAY ACCIDENT MONDAY

D. C. BLACK DIED TUESDAY MORNING FROM INJURIES IN CRASH

D. C. Black, aged 65 years, of Powell, died in the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday morning at 8:45 o’clock as a result of injuries sustained Monday morning when a truck on which he was riding to a PWA job at Lake Halbert was struck by an oil truck on Highway 31 between Corsicana and Powell.

Black’s death is the eighth traffic fatality in Navarro county since January 1, and incidentally is the seventh on Highway 31 between Corsicana and Powell.

Surviving are his wife, Powell; a son, R. L. Black, Kerens; a brother, L. C. Black, Waco; and a sister, Mrs. Emmaline Newman, Tennessee, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the Prairie Point church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the
Prairie Point Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are being directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Curtis Lewis
Jan 30, 1930 - Apr 19, 2005

Curtis Lewis, 75, of Groesbeck passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2005, in Waco.

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

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Kerens Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Ballard officiating.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Estes, David Estes, Christopher Miller, Jonaton Miller, Alan Thedford and Kevin Thedford. Mr. Lewis was born Jan. 30, 1930, in West Liberty, Ky. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Diane Lewis.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Sue Lewis of Groesbeck; daughters, Karen Raley and husband Benney of Huntsville, Connie Estes and husband Danny of Corsicana, and Dr. Gale Miller of San Antonio; granddaughters, Mellisa Raley of Friendswood, Bonney Monjaras of Huntsville and Jamie Estes of Corsicana; grandsons, Daniel Estes of College Station, David Estes of Huntsville, Christopher Miller of Norman, Okla., and Jonathan Miller of College Station.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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CURTIS LEWIS
Jan 30, 1930 - Apr 19, 2005

Mr. Curtis Lewis of Grosebeck, Texas died on April 19, 2005 in Waco, Texas at the age of 76.

Mr. Lewis was born on January 30, 1930 in West Liberty, KY. to Elmer and Elsie McGuire Lewis.

He was a member of the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

Graveside services will be Friday April 22, 2005 at the Kerens City Cemetery in Kerens, TX. with the Rev. Mike Ballard officiating.

Visitation will be on Thursday April 21, 2005 at Corley Funeral Home from 6:00P.M. to 8:00P.M.

Survivors include: Wife: Mrs. Doris Sue Lewis of Grosebeck, TX; Daughter & Son-in-law: Karen & Benny Raley of Huntsville, TX., Daughter & Son-in-law: Connie & Danny Estes of Corsicana, TX., Daughter: Dr. Gale Miller of San Antonio, TX.; granddaughter: Mellisa Raley of Friendswood, TX., Granddaughter: Bonney Monjaras of Huntsville, TX., Grandson: Daniel Estes of College Station, TX.; Grandson: David Estes of Huntsville, TX.; Grandson: Christopher Miller of Norman Oklahoma; Granddaughter: Jamie Estes of Corsicana, TX.; Grandson: Christopher Miller of Norman, OK., and Grandson: Jonaton Miller of College Station, TX.

He is preceded in death by his Parents and a daughter Nancy Diane Lewis.

Pallbearers will be: Daniel Estes, David Estes, Christopher Miller, Jonaton Miller, Alan Thedford, and Kevin Thedford.

Services under the Direction of Corley Funeral Home.

Lawrence Lee Wand
Sep 25, 1909 - Apr 18, 2005

Lawrence Lee Wand, born Sept. 25, 1909, in Sherman to Dolph and May Wand, died April 18, 2005, at the age of 95.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Arrington Wand; and son, Major Donald Wand.

He is survived by two daughters, Gretchen Chandler and husband Terry of Anahuac and Shary Robertson and husband Jim of Woodward, Okla. Survivors also include 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was a retired auditor of K. Wolens Inc. of Corsicana. He and his wife had lived in Anahuac since 1998, and before that had lived in Corsicana for over 35 years before moving to Anahuac.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Resthaven Cemetery in Corsicana.

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

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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James A. Hunt Sr.
Jul 22, 1923 - Apr 18, 2005

James A. Hunt Sr., 81, died Monday, April 18, 2005, at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charles Hunt, Ray Hunt, James Russel, Ralph C. Bassett, John Walkowski and Charles Bassett. Honorary pallbearers will be First Baptist Church Sunday School Class, John Woods, Ken Wylie, Ed Blackburn, Jack Gaither, Dr. Joe McNally, Tommy Ross, Bill Brietz and Bronnie McNabb.

Mr. Hunt was born July 22, 1923, in Atlanta, Texas. He was the son of Henry Lafayette Hunt and Elizabeth Tower Hunt. He was the youngest of 11 children.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Billie Snead Hunt. He is also survived by his one son, James A. Hunt Jr.; and one grandson, James III. Mr. Hunt has one surviving sister, Willie Pearl Hancock of Houston. He was blessed with 22 nieces and nephews of whom he was very proud.

James Sr. attended Atlanta schools and was drafted into the armed services during World War II at 19 years old. He served with the 78th Infantry Division of European forces. He was with the first wave of troops to cross the Ramagan Bridge into Germany. He earned battle stars for actions in the Rhineland and Central Germany.

James Sr. was the owner of James A. Hunt Equipment Company in the Dallas area for 30 years before retiring. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

An online guest book is available by going to the Web site at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the James Hunt obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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John Daniel Gladney
Jan 2, 1984 - Apr 17, 2005

John Daniel Gladney, 21, passed away April 17, 2005 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

He was born Jan. 2, 1984 in Austin to Elva and John R. Gladney. Danny loved and lived life to its fullest. He will be remembered as a person of great joy who, despite adversities, always had a positive attitude.

He is survived by his father, John R. Gladney of Houston; his mother and step-father, Elva Gladney and Gerald Gugerty of Pflugerville; his sister and brother-in-law, Laura and Alex Gladney-Lemon; paternal grandparents, Robert and Mary Gladney; maternal grandparents, John and Pearl Crawford; step-sister and brother-in-law, Jocelyn and Antonio Hernandez; step-brothers, Specialist Kevin Gugerty, Specialist Keith Gugerty, Everett Gugerty and William Gugerty; uncle and aunt, Mike and Colleen Crawford; cousins, Meredith, Melanie, and Kyle Crawford.

Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. today at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 14311 Wells Port, Austin.
Interment will follow at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery.

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Alfonso Modester Jr.

Alfonso Modester Jr., 58, of Kerens passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at East Texas Medical Center in Athens. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at Scott Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charles Kelley officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Flat Cemetery in Powell. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Sanford Brown Jr.

Sanford Brown Jr., 58, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount B. Zion Baptist Church in Goodlow with the Rev. Nathan Carter officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be deacons of Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church: Sammy Washington, Aaron Green and Darron Richardson.

Honorary pallbearers will be brothers Frank Brown and Earl Brown.
Mr. Brown was born June 16, 1946 in Purdon. He met and married Barbara Sanders Dec. 26, 1971. He united his faith with Love Chapel Baptist Church in Corsicana at an early age. He later became a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He and his wife Barbara later moved their membership to Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church where he became a faithful member of the deacon board.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sanford Brown Sr. and Ceola Cunningham Brown Wheeler and one brother, James Brown.
Survivors include his loving wife of 33 years, Barbara Brown; four brothers, Frank Brown (Candy) and Edward Earl Brown, all of Corsicana, Rod Arthur Adams Jr. of Arlington and Charles Adams of Garland; three sisters, Mary Crawford, Denice Adams Brewer and Vergie Adams Brown, all of Corsicana; a host of nieces and nephews; over 25 God children; and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Clara Marie Hays
Jan 29, 1935 - Apr 18, 2005

Mrs. CLARA MARIE HAYS, age 70, of Corsicana, Texas, died Monday, April 18, 2005, at Ennis Care Center in Ennis, Texas. She is survived by her Daughter-Hazel Lewis of Bixby, Okla. Daughter-Mary Phillips of Angus, Texas Daughter & Son-in-law-Barbara & Bobby Stringer of Kerens, Texas Daughter & Son-in-law-Carol & Mike Givens of Corsicana, Texas Son-Cecil Crumpton of Bossier City, La.
Son & Daughter-in-law-Johnny & Brenda Crumpton of Atlanta, Ga. , Brother-James Key of Manila, Ark. Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 12:00 PM Wednesday, April 20, 2005. Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 AM Thursday, April 21, 2005 , Rev. Joe Baxter officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana, Texas

Ernest Niles Douglas
Sep 30, 1933 - Feb 6, 2001

Ernest Douglas, 67, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001 at Navarro Regional Hospital.vVisitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger and Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Leslie Cotten, Mike Cox, Jon Ketcham, Todd Morris, David Dowd, David Dycus, James Sykes and Wesley Blue. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Goldsberry, George Caperton, Bill Johnson and Randy Hughes. Mr. Douglas was born Sept. 30, 1933 in Corsicana to John Henry and Auline Douglas. He was owner of Douglas Food Store 37 years. He was a member of Corsicana Masonic Lodge No. 174. He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Amy Lynn Barlow; brother, Bobby Douglas; and sister, Evelyn Douglas. Mr. Douglas is survived by his wife, Dorothy Douglas of Corsicana; son, Bill Douglas of Joplin, Mo.; daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Tim Barlow of Corsicana; grandchildren, Shane and Dawn Douglas of Rice, Kimberly and Marshall Bottoms of Purdon and Amber Barlow of Corsicana; great-grandchildren, Devin Douglas, Dylan Douglas, Dalton Douglas, Daniel Bearden, Amanda Bottoms, Kaitlyn Bottoms and Kylie Bottoms; brothers, Elmer Douglas of Carrollton and Eldon Douglas of Garland; and sister, Elsie Powell of Mesquite, Edna Schultz of Victoria and Ellen Nutt of Tyler.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity.

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  • TXBI: DOUGLAS ERNEST NILES 9-30-1933 m NAVARRO AULINE CHEWNING J. H. DOUGLAS

Homer Lee "Jake" Moreau
Feb 18, 1922 - Feb 8, 2001

Homer Lee "Jake" Moreau, 78, of Richland passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001 in Corsicana. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James T. Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sandy Barlow, Raymond Britton, Greg Bumgartner, Ernest Lee Carpenter, Glynn Hutchins, Doug Jones and Mark McGaugh. Mr. Moreau was born Feb. 18, 1922 in Keechi. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church and was a retired truck and tractor driver. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Izora Graham Moreau; brothers, Ed Moreau, H.H. Moreau, Jack Moreau, Sam Moreau and Wesley Moreau; sister, Dora Carpenter; and grandson, Michael McCarter. Mr. Moreau is survived by his daughter, Linda McCarter of Corpus Christi; son, Danny Moreau of Dallas; sister, Elizabeth Moreau McGaugh of Corsicana; sisters-in-law, Doris Moreau of Nacogdoches and Edith Moreau of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
 


Montrue (Eubanks) Murphy
Nov. 2, 1909 - Feb 8, 2001

Montrue Murphy, 91, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Scott Murphy, Bobby Murphy, Wesley Murphy, John Dubiski, David Ehler and Joel Derington. Mrs. Murphy was born Nov. 2, 1909 in Whitney to John and Dora Eubank. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. She was a seamstress. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hal D. Murphy; and sons, Hal Gene Murphy and Robert E. Murphy. Mrs. Murphy is survived by her son, Perry L. Murphy of Corsicana; grandchildren and their spouses, Gayle and Joel Derington of Oklahoma City, Okla., Paula and David Ehler of Hallettsville, Melinda and Perry Morris of Hallettsville, Debbye Murphy, Scott Murphy and Lisa Murphy, all of Duncanville, Kandy and Tony Weason of Dallas, Lynda Murphy of Denton, Bobby and Rebecca Murphy of Gonzales and Robin Murphy of New York, N.Y.; and great-grandchildren, Brian and Ben Ehler of Hallettsville, Wesley and Whitney Murphy of Gonzales and Morgan Acton of Duncanville. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Robert Lee Cook
Oct 18, 1977 - Apr 21, 2005

Robert Lee Cook, 27, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, April 21, 2005, in Corsicana.

Memorial services will be set at a later date.

Mr. Cook was born Oct. 18, 1977, in Corsicana. He was an automobile mechanic.

Survivors include his father, Lee Roy Cook Sr. of Corsicana; wife, Sincere Rae Cook of Corsicana; son, Jordon Lee Cook of Corsicana; daughters, Susan Cook of Waxahachie and Kristina Flynn of Corsicana; stepdaughter, Brittney Gilpen of Corsicana; brothers, Lee Roy Cook of Seagoville, James Cook Sr. of Kaufman, Timmothy Kullum of Waco and David Potter of Waco; sisters, Carolyn Allen of Dallas, Teresa Cook of Dallas, Tammy Freeman of Tyler, Tracy Cook of Abilene and Davonne Bearden of Blooming Grove.

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

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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William Burl Dubose
Mar 8, 1974 - Apr 21, 2005

William Burl Dubose, 31, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, April 21, 2005, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Dubose was born March 8, 1974, in Corsicana to Rex Dubose Jr. and Maggie Kirk Dubose. He was an automobile mechanic.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rex Dubose Jr.; and grandfather, Rex Dubose Sr.

Survivors include his wife, Dianne Dubose of Corsicana; grandmother, Fannie Dubose of Corsicana; stepsons, Christopher Johnson of Great Lakes, Ill., and William Johnson of Fort Campbell, Ky.; stepdaughter, Liana Dubose of Corsicana; nine grandchildren; brother, Steve Allen Dubose of Corsicana; and sister, Rexann Johnson of Fort Campbell, Ky.

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

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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4/22/2005 Two dead after truck topples into creek bed


By RAYMOND LINEX II Daily Sun Staff

Two men were killed when the pickup they were driving in flipped into a creek bed off SWCR 1100, landing flat on its top and partially submerged.

William Burl Dubose, 31, of Corsicana and Robert Lee Cook, 27, of Angus were killed in an accident believed to have occurred sometime around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a report from the Department of Public Safety. The Chevrolet dually, and subsequently the two men, were not found until about 2:30 p.m. Thursday when a motorist noticed the truck from a bridge over the creek about a half-mile east of FM 2452 near Corbet.

That motorist believed he heard someone crying in the vehicle, Corbet-Oak Valley Volunteer Fire Department Capt. Ray Cobb said, but it was actually a kitten inside ?the truck that apparently survived the accident.

“They have been dead possibly 12 to 14 hours, maybe more,” Trooper Dane Baker said about 3 p.m., as emergency personnel debated how to lift the pickup from the creek, about 25 feet below the single-lane, wood and steel bridge.

Cobb was first on the scene and immediately noticed the vehicle’s engine was cold.

“You could tell they had been there a while. You hear stories of people surviving, but ...” he said.

Because the cab of the truck was crushed, emergency personnel could not remove the bodies until the truck was removed from the creek, which took about an hour and a half after a wrecker crew arrived. At one point the crew even had one of its two wench cables looped around a large tree on the opposite side of the creek its truck was on to stabilize the vehicle for removal.

Justice of the Peace Connie Mayfield held the inquest and said the bodies would be taken to Navarro Regional Hospital for blood testing. She did not order an autopsy.

“It’s accidental death,” she said. “I do want to have them taken to Navarro to test for blood-alcohol levels.”
The results of that test could take up to three days, she said.

Baker estimated the truck was traveling about 60 mph — the posted daytime speed limit in the area (55 at night) — when it partially left the roadway about 150 feet from the bridge, the right side on the grass and the left on the road. It hit the bridge, which does not have side rails, partially on and partially off and caused minor damage for about 20 feet on the bridge before toppling over the side. Skid marks were evident about 20 feet from the bridge.

Both men had their seatbelts on.

DPS Sgt. Kenneth Authier and Troopers Matt McGinnis and Jeff Taylor assisted, as did members of the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office, Corbet-Oak Valley VFD, Corsicana Fire and EMS and DPS C.I.R.T. Ferman Carpenter.


William E. ‘Bill’ Davis
Dec 1, 1920 - Apr 14, 2005

William E. “Bill” Davis, 84, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, April 14, 2005, at Heritage Oaks West.

He was born Dec. 1, 1920, in Marietta to Henry and Anna Davis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Margaret Davis; his parents; and his brother, James Alford Davis.

Survivors include his sons, Donald E. Davis and Robert E. Davis, both of Grapevine; daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Jim Barnette of Corsicana; granddaughter and husband, Jennifer and Cary Williams of Cedar Park; grandsons, Josh Barnette of Irving and Geoff Davis of Southlake; granddaughters, Alicia Davis of Flower Mound and Katie Davis of Southlake; two great-grandchildren, Luke Williams of Cedar Park and Meredith Kasper of Flower Mound; several nieces and nephews; and his sister, Hazel Dean Frost of Marietta.

Bill was a retired Dallas firefighter for 27 years, a builder for 40 years and a rancher for 20 years. He also served in World War II in the Army Air Corps.

He was buried at Oakridge Cemetery in Marietta at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2005. Dr. Bob Young of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corsicana officiated the service.

Bill will be missed by many of his friends and his family, but he is at peace with his Lord.

Arrangements by Alexander Funeral Home, Naples.

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William Regan Brown
Nov 6, 1925 - Apr 20, 2005

William Regan Brown, 79, of Richmond passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at his residence.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Resthaven Memorial Park with Rev. Floyd Peterson officiating.

Mr. Brown was born Nov. 6, 1925 to Floyd Alvin Brown and Ruby Mae Reagan in Roane. He was preceded in death by his wife Sylvia, and is survived by his ex-wife, Helen Robinson of the Baytown-Houston area; two sons living in Hawaii; one brother Leslie A. Brown of Ovilla; one sister Dorothy Mae Brown of Longview; and aunts, cousins and many friends. He is also survived by cousins Billy J. Williams of Greenbriar, Ark. and Linda Rose (Brown) Nelson of Lewisville; aunts Lucille Brown of Lewisville and Annie Belle (Mitcham) Williams of Athens and a very close friend (relative) Billy Dan of Arlington. Mr. Brown is a retired U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and also retired from Dallas Power and Light.

An online guest book is available by going to the Web site at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the William Brown obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Roy Alton Baggs
Jan 9, 1917 - Apr 20, 2005

Roy Alton Baggs, 88, of Leander and formerly of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at William R. Courtney Texas Veterans Home in Temple.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Mr. Baggs was born Jan. 9, 1917, in Beeville to Charles Lamar and Annie Mae Baggs. He served in World War II.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Wanda Baggs of Leander; grandchildren, Cheri Dillard of Elgin, Susan Johnson of Cedar Park, Jon Dillard of Austin and Rebecca Thomas of Bastrop; nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com. Click on obituaries and go to the name (Roy Alton Baggs) to sign book and to submit memorial message.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ola C. Cooper
Aug 16, 1909 - Apr 21, 2005

Ola C. Cooper, 95, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, April 21, 2005 in Corsicana.

Services will be 4 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with Bro. Bill Honea officiating.

Mrs. Cooper was born Aug. 16, 1909 in Navarro County. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Cooper, daughter Beatrice Sandeford and daughter-in-law Betty Cooper.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Elsie and Albert Follis of Corsicana; daughter Lillian Borden of Fairfield; son Dan Cooper of Dallas; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and brother Bud Chewning of Powell.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Homer Gene "Peanuts" Ainsworth
Sep 26, 1935 - Aug 3, 1952

Corsicana Youth Found Dead Abed
CORSICANA, Texas. Aug. 4. Funeral rites for Homer Gene (Peanuts) Ainsworth, 16, were held here Monday afternoon with burial in the Prairie Point Cemetery. He was found dead in bed Sunday morning.
The youth was reported thrown by a bull in a rodeo at Streetman Friday night. He complained of a severe headache when he retired Saturday night.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Ainsworth; a sister, Mrs.
G. L. Follis, and two brothers, Kenneth Ray Ainsworth and Carlton Wayne Ainsworth, all of Corsicana, and his grandparents, J. R. Thomas, Corsicana, and Mrs. F. B. Ainsworth, Powell.

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Walter Thomas Ainsworth
Apr 21, 1927 - Jun 24, 1928

AINSWORTH - Corsicana. Texas. June 25. Walter Thomas Ainsworth, 14-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Ainsworth, died Sunday night and burial was in the Zion's Rest Cemetery Monday afternoon.

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  • June 25, 1928
  • Walter Thomas Ainsworth, died June 1928
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs

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CHILD DIED HERE SUNDAY NIGHT

Walter Thomas Ainsworth, 14-months-old son of J. P. and Alice Ainsworth, died at 715 South Sixteenth street at 11:20 o’clock Sunday night and the remains were interred in the
 Zion's Rest Cemetery Monday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock.

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B. K. Albritton

ALBRITTON - Corsicana, Texas, July 30, - B. K. Albritton, 70, died at his home Thursday. Funeral services will be held at the Baptist Church at Bazette Friday. Albritton was a native of Alabama, but had lived in Navarro County and Corsicana practically all his life. Surviving are his wife; one son, Roy Albritton of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Amos of Corsicana and Mrs. R. M. Horn of Kerens; four brothers, one sister, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Duel N. Allen

Funeral services for Duel N. Allen, 52, of 4626 Nettleton, inventory control manager of LTV Aerospace Corp. for nine years, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Grace Temple Baptist Church. Burial will be in Laurel Land Memorial Park.
He died here Tuesday.
A native of Emhouse, Navarro County, he had been a Dallas resident for nine years.
Allen retired in 1965 after 23 years as a U.S. Army officer. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Grace Temple Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Hildegard, four sons, five brothers and two sisters.

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George T. Allen
Apr 4, 1913 - Nov 4, 1929

Richland Youth Dies
CORSICANA, Texas. Nov. 5. - George T. Allen, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Allen of Richland, died at a Corsicana hospital early Tuesday. The funeral was held at Richland in the afternoon, and burial was made there. Surviving are his parents, two brothers and one sister.

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RICHLAND YOUTH DIED TUESDAY IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

George T. Allen, aged 16 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Allen of Richland, died at the Navarro County Hospital Tuesday morning at 4 o’clock following and attack of typhoid fever. The boy was brought to the hospital Monday.

The funeral was held at Richland Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, where interment was made.

Surviving are his parents, two brothers and one sister.

The Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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J. N. Allen

ALLEN - Corsicana, Tex., Nov. 5. - This morning J. N. Allen, an old and highly respected citizen of this city, died of heart disease at his home in the southwestern part of the city. The interment will take place to-morrow.

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Joseph Campbell "Joe" Allen
Aug 1852 - Jul 1, 1915

Joseph C. Allen, aged 63, a resident of Corsicana for forty years, died suddenly at his home Thursday. He was for many years a prominent business man here and was a prominent Mason. Three children survive him.
They are Campbell and Charles Allen and Miss Mary Allen.

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PROMINENT CITIZEN DEAD.

Had Been in Bad Health for Past Several Months.

Joe C. Allen, aged 63 years, and for forty years or more a resident of Corsicana, died very suddenly at his home about noon today. He was on the streets a half hour before his death and on reaching home said to his son, Cap and daughter, Miss Mary, that he was feeling better than for several years. He walked upstairs and just as he reached the door of his room he fell and died almost instantly.

The deceased was for many years one of Corsicana’s most active and well known business men, and one who was universally esteemed. He was prominent as a Mason and for years took an active part in all matters pertaining to that order. He was likewise an enterprising citizen and was interested in all things that pertained to the good of Corsicana.

Surviving the deceased are three children, Campbell Allen, who recently went to Beaumont to accept a position with the Magnolia Company; Charles (Cap) Allen and Miss Mary Allen, both of whom are at home.

The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 5 o’clock from St. John’s Episcopal church, and will be under the direction of the Masonic Lodge.

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HIGHLEY ESTEEMED CITIZEN.

Many Flowers Attest Popularity of Mr. Joe C. Allen.

The remains of Mr. Joe C. Allen, who died at his home, 204 South Fourteenth street, at 12:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon, will be laid at rest in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 5 o’clock. The funeral ceremony of the Episcopal church, of which he was a member, will be said at the church, Rev. Charles F. Scofield officiating, and the Masons will take charge of the remains at the cemetery, he having been a prominent member of that order. Since Mr. Allen’s death many expressions of regret have come to the three children who survive him, his wife having preceded him on the unknown journey a number of years ago. Among the strong and yet delicate evidences of the fact that he was a popular man and a man who held a firm place in the hearts of those who knew him, is revealed in the great profusion of flowers that are arranged about his bier. He was a man of gentle manners and good deeds. He had no adverse criticism for any one—on the other hand there was a kindly smile and courteous word ever ready for all with whom he came in contact. And if any one ever spoke harshly of him it escaped this writer’s hearing. For a long number of years he was in business in Corsicana and during all that time he held the full confidence of all who had dealings with him. He had a big and tender heart and no appeal for aid was ever made to him in vain. While he had been in ill health for many months and his death was not wholly unexpected yet when the news went over town that “Joe Allen is dead” many stong men sighed for they knew that a man of many fine traits of character had passed from the active scenes of life to return no more, and deep down in their hearts they breathed the prayer of “peace to his ashes.”

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Friends are sympathizing very deeply with the family of Mr. Joe Allen, whose passing leaves his children bereft of a kind and loving parent. Seldom has Corsicana seen such beautiful and generous floral tributes as were sent by friends from far and near for the funeral services, Mr. Campbell Allen came from Beaumont, Mr. Lebane from Tyler and Mrs. Ralph Blackburn from Dallas, when the sad news of Mr. Allen’s death was learned.

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Maggie Virginia (Williams) Allen
Oct 13, 1877 - Oct 05 1953

Mrs. Maggie Virginia Allen, 75, a native Texan and Dallas resident for thirteen years, died Sunday at her home at 1211 Hendricks. Born in Emhouse, Navarro County, she lived several years in Corsicana. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W. E. Deavers and Mrs. O. M. Hickson of Dallas; four sons, W. M. Allen and R. A. Allen of Dallas, J. F. Allen of Boyce and D. A. Allen of Refugio; a brother C. O. Williams of Emhouse, thirteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Gerald P. McCallum, pastor of the Wesley Methodist Church, will conduct funeral services at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel in Corsicana. Burial will be in the Patterson [sic] Cemetery, Emhouse.

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Former Resident Services Monday

Mrs. Maggie Allen, 75, former Navarro county resident, died at her home, 1211 Hendricks avenue, Dallas, Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 3:30 p.m. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Gerald P. McCollom, pastor of the Wesley Methodist Church in Dallas.

A native of Smith county, Texas, Mrs. Allen resided at Emhouse and Corsicana prior to moving to Dallas 13 years ago. She was a life-long member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are four sons, W. M. and R. A. Allen, both of Dallas; J. F. Allen, Refugio; two daughters, Mrs. W. E. Deavers and Mrs. O. M. Hickson, both of Dallas; 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, C. O. Williams, Emhouse, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. L. Blair, W. F. Melnaun, E. G. Cunningham, W. J. Parten, L. B. Childers, Jerry Hickson, Doyle Hickson and Forrest Lynn Allen.

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