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Guy Wesley Froman
Jul 8, 1956 - Oct 21, 2005

Guy Wesley Froman, 49, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2005 at a Fort Worth hospital.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Thompson’s Harveson & Cole Funeral Home in Fort Worth.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Peoria Indian Cemetery, Miami, Okla.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Buddy Harper, Mario Jimenez, Jeremy Gnoza, Zach Gnoza, Hunter Gnoza, Robert Starr and Frank Gnoza.
Memorials may be made to The American Heart Association or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Mr. Froman was born July 8, 1956 in Tulsa, Okla. He graduated from Corsicana High School and attended Navarro College and Sam Houston University.
Guy worked with Tandy Leather for many years and for the last eight years in the shipping department of Pier One. He was also very active in numerous civic programs in Granbury.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Schenk.
Survivors include his son, William Froman of Fort Worth; parents, Bill and Linda Froman of Wichita Falls; sisters, Gretchen Gnoza of Red Oak, Lea Starr of Highland Village; nephews, Jeremy, Zach and Hunter Gnoza; and nieces, Hannah Gnoza, Lauren and Stephanie Starr.
Arrangements by Thompson’s Harveson & Cole Funeral Home and Crematory.

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Clyde T. Roberts
Sep 1, 1920 - Oct 20, 2005

Clyde T. Roberts, 85, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, at Health Care and Rehab of Corsicana.
Quiet hour will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Scott Funeral Home.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, with Bishop K. D. Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Chatfield Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Therliece Roberts, David Roberts, Odie Roberts, Henry B. Roberts, Walter Wilson, Claude Roberts, Larry Roberts, Gary Roberts and George Kitchen. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Miller, Clinton Davis, Therkenddrick Roberts, Gary Roberts Jr., Jeffrey J. Roberts, Howard Miller, Cedric Roberts, Michael Wilson, Randy Johnson and Stephen Craig.
Mr. Roberts was born Sept. 1, 1920, in Cheneyboro. He was a member of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church where he served as Sunday school superintendent, teacher and deacon. He was a former member of St. James Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Christine Roberts; two sons, Walter E. Roberts and a still born; four brothers, Henry Roberts, Flonzell Roberts, Ben Roberts and James Jessie; and two sisters, May Roberts and Charlotte Roberts.
Survivors include seven daughters, Ernestine Miller of Houston, Mattie Davis and Ester Roberts of Garland, Lula Wilson (Walter/Blue) of Dallas, Frances Kitchen (George) of Corsicana, Marine Johnson (Michael) of Seattle, Wash., and Susan Crain of Longview; seven sons, Therliece (Gloria), Larry (Tonis), Gary (Pam), and Henry (Pam), all of Dallas, Claude (Suzette) of Corsicana, David (Cynthia) of Kerens and Odie (Virene) of Fort Worth; one brother, William Earl Roberts of San Francisco, Calif.; four sisters, Annie Laura Fortune, Bertha Johnson and Sarah Roberts, all of Corsicana, and Eva Miller of Dallas; two brothers-in-law, Bennie Fortune of Corsicana and Edward King of Corpus Christi; two sisters-in-law, Maurine Brown of Corsicana and Artlee Roberts of Dallas; 34 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and a host of other relatives.
Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Marcus James O’Pry

Marcus James O’Pry, 54, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2005 at Baylor Medical Center. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Lost Prairie Cemetery in Mexia with the Rev. Buddy Moore officiating.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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R. L. Thigpin
Mar 7, 1908 - Oct 23, 2005

Mr. R.L. Thigpin died on October 23, 2005 in Corsicana, Texas at the age of 97 years. Mr. R.L. Thigpin was born in Louisiana on March 7, 1908. He grew up and finished high school in Canadian, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Civil Engineering degree. Mr. & Mrs. Thigpin met in 1935 in Nacogdoches, where she was teaching music. He was beginning his position with the U.S. Soil Conservation Service when he was called to duty in the U.S. Army, serving as a Captain during WW II. After the war he resumed his position with the soil conservation service. That position began in Colorado City and later brought him to Corsicana. His engineering duties revolved around river basin and flood prevention. Mr. Thigpin has actively practiced this profession for 42 years. At the age of 94, he was one of the state’s most noted, and oldest public surveyors, who also served three terms as an elected Navarro County Surveyor. He is most proud of the water retention dam on the Hugh Drane property which has prevented all the City of Corsicana from flooding. The Thigpins have been married 69 years. They had two sons, James, who proceeded them in death and Robert, who lives in Corsicana. Mr. Thigpin served as an Elder for the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corsicana and says his longevity secret is “exercise and eating right. And I don’t drink or smoke.” He surveyed his last track at age 92. He actively practiced the profession for 42 years. He is best know for his surveying of farms and ranches, residential subdivisions, and city lots. When asked how many miles he had walked in his 43 years of surveying. “Plenty!” he replied with a grin. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corsicana and graduated from Texas A.& M. University in 1933. Visitation will be Monday, October 24, 2005, at Corley Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Services will be Tuesday, October 25, 2005, at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 2:00 P.M. with Dr. Robert M. Young officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsican, Texas. Pallbearers will be Jim Wood, Abe Stroud, Bill Maypin, Bill Bradford, Rodney McLaughlin, and Kim Wyatt. Honorarary Pallbearers will be Dr. Kent Rogers, Dr, James Price, and Dr, Robert Mertz. Memorial may be made to the Association of Former Students of Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77840. He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Frances Thigpin of Corsicana, Texas, Son and Daughter-in-law: Robert L. & Shurley Thigpin, Jr. of Corsicana, Texas, and Daughter-in-law: Linda Pederson of Corsicana, Texas.

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R. L. Thigpin

R. L. Thigpin, 97, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be 5 to 6 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Dr. Robert M. Young officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Jim Wood, Abe Stroud, Bill Maupin, Bill Bradford, Rodney McLaughlin and Kim Wyatt.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Kent Rogers, Dr. James Price and Dr. Robert Mertz.
Mr. Thigpin was born in Louisiana on March 7, 1908. He grew up and finished high school in Canadian, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a civil engineering degree. Mr. and Mrs. Thigpin met in 1935 in Nacogdoches, where she was teaching music. He was beginning his position with the U.S. Soil Conservation Service when he was called to duty in the U.S. Army, serving as a Captain during World War II. After the war he resumed his position with the Soil Conservation Service. That position began in Colorado City and later brought him to Corsicana. His engineering duties revolved around river basin and flood prevention. Mr. Thigpin actively practiced this profession for 42 years. At the age of 94, he was one of the state’s most noted, and oldest public surveyors, who also served three terms as an elected Navarro County surveyor. He was most proud of the water retention dam on the Hugh Drane property which has prevented all the City of Corsicana from flooding. The Thigpins have been married 69 years. They had two sons, James, who proceeded them in death, and Robert, who lives in Corsicana. Mr. Thigpin served as an elder for the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corsicana and said his longevity secret was “exercise and eating right. And I don’t drink or smoke.” He surveyed his last track at age 92. He is best known for his surveying of farms and ranches, residential subdivisions and city lots. When asked how many miles he had walked in his 42 years of surveying, “Plenty!” he replied with a grin.
He was preceded in death by son James C. Thigpin, his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Thigpin of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law Robert L. Thigpin Jr. and Shurley of Corsicana; and daughter-in-law Linda Pedersen of Corsicana.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Aubrey Wayne Drain
Nov 17, 1921 - Oct 24, 2005

Mr. Aubrey (AW) Wayne Drain, 83, of Dawson passed away on Monday, October 24, 2005 in Temple, Texas. He was born on November 17, 1921 in Navarro County, Texas. He was a oil field worker, and was a veteran. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 28, 2005 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Brad Brittan officiating. Interment will follow in the Black Hills Cemetery. He is survived by his Wife, Geneva Drain of Dawson, TX., Daughters & Son-in-Law, Judy Martin of Mountain Home, TX. and Joyce & Paul David Cook of Corsicana, TX., Grandson & Wife Blake & Connie Meredith, Grandson Jeremy Meredith, and Granddaughter Sondra Sanders all of Corsicana, TX., Eight Great Grandchildren, and a Brother R. M. Drain of Corsicana, TX., and numerous Nieces & Nephews.

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Aubrey ‘A.W.’ Wayne Drain

Aubrey “A.W.” Wayne Drain, 83, of Dawson passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2005, in Temple.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Brad Brittain officiating. Interment will follow at Black Hills Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Sean Drain, Johnny Buchanan, Joseph Buchanan, Jeremy Meredith, Blake Meredith and Jordon Meredith.
Mr. Drain was born Nov. 17, 1921, in Navarro County.
Survivors include his wife, Geneva Drain of Dawson; daughters, Judy Martin of Mountain Home and Joyce Cook and husband Paul David of Corsicana; brother, R.M. Drain of Corsicana; grandsons, Blake Meredith and wife Connie and Jeremy Meredith, all of Corsicana; granddaughter, Sondra Sanders of Corsicana; and eight great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Charles Jefferson Nelson, Jr.
May 11, 1929 - Oct 18, 2005

Charles Jefferson Nelson Jr., 76, of Irving passed away Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, in Dallas. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas. Mr. Nelson was born May 11, 1929, in Corsicana. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Sr. and Rosy Nelson. Survivors include his wife, Laura Nelson of Irving; sons, Stephen Merritt Nelson and wife Chrisi of Flower Mount and David Mark Nelson of Grand Prairie; sister, Hortense St. John of Corsicana; grandsons, Ray Nelson of Archer City and Jacob Nelson of Maine; granddaughter, Jessica Nelson of The Colony; two great-granddaughters of Irving; stepsons, Randy Lewis of Alma, Darren Lewis and Dennis Lewis, both of Rockwall; stepdaughter, Lacey Thompson of Bossier City, La.; and their families.

Walter J. Chambless
Aug 29, 1929 - Oct 24, 2005

Walter J. "Joe" Chambless passed away at his residence in Fairfield, Texas on October 24, 2005.
Joe served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his Son & Daughter-in-Law James Mason & Debbie Chambless of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Son & Daughter-in-Law, Charles Thomas & Janet Bibbs of San Antonio, Texas. Son & Daughter-in-Law Jackie Lee & Barbara Skipper Bibbs of Fort Worth, Texas. Daughter Thresa Ann Johnson of Dallas, Texas. Daughter-in-Law Shirley Bibbs of Seguin, Texas. Brother Gene Chambless of Sun Ray, Texas. Eight Grandchildren, Nine Great Grandchildren, Numerous Nieces & Nephews. He was Preceeded in death by two sons, Bobby Wayne Bibbs and Eugene Bibbs.

A Graveside will be held on Thursday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakwood Cemetery. Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Dr. James Douglas "Jim" Curington
Nov 15, 1921 - Oct 23, 2005

 
Lifelong Corsicana resident and local historian, James "Jim" Douglas Curington, 83, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital. He departed this life surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Trey Curington, Chris Curington, Joshua French, David Roberts, Jay Curington, Jimmy Prather, John Roberts and Darrell Red. Honorary pallbearers will be Maco Stewart, Mark Culwell, Johnny Thompson, Ron Farmer, Jack Tatum, Chip Curington, David Curington and Mike Kaster.
Jim is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mildred Tyner Curington; one son, James Douglas Curington Jr. and wife Rita of Athens; daughter, Betty Prather and husband Jimmy of Mexia; daughter, Dyce Roberts and husband John of Dallas; brother, Paul Curington of Corsicana; sister, Mary Ann Slimp of Irving; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Philip Lee Curington; one brother, C.O. Curington Jr.; and parents, Calvin Overton Curington Sr. and Annie Irene Williams.
Jim was born Nov. 15, 1921, in Corsicana and was raised in Corsicana. He dearly loved his hometown and often said, "Corsicana was a wonderful place to grow up." He often provided historical information to his good friend Pete Samuels for his newspaper articles.
Dr. Curington practiced as a chiropractor in Navarro County for over 50 years. In July 1996, the Texas Chiropractic College presented him a Golden Award for ?over 50 years of dedicated service to humanity in the practice of chiropractic.?
He served as a deacon of the Church of Christ at the North Beaton congregation. His primary ministry was benevolence.
Dr. Curington served on the Corsicana Independent School District school board from 1973 to 1979. He was president of the Band Parents Association during this time. He spent many years working in Little League baseball with Stuart Beebe promoting baseball for Corsicana youth.
During World War II, Jim served in the 326th Army Air Force Band at Randolph Field in San Antonio and the 325th Army Air Force Band in Childress. Music remained an important part of his life. He was recently contacted by the Air Force Band of the West from Lackland Air Force Base for historical information.

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Sylvester Bradley Jr.

Sylvester Bradley Jr., 58, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, at his residence.
Wake service will be at 7 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.
Funeral service will 1 p.m. Wednesday at Greater Renfro Memorial Church of God in Christ with Pastor Donne Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Willie Joe Bradley, Byron Bradley, Chester Bradley, Charles Bradley, Darron Jackson and Bethel Johnson.
Mr. Bradley was born March 3, 1947, in Corsicana.
Survivors include his wife, Veola Jackson of Corsicana; two daughters, Elisha Bradley and Monica Bradley; two sons, Rodney Bradley (Sakina) and Sylvester Bradley III (Laranda); 12 grandchildren, Ashley Bradley, Tamara Bradley, Velma Keith, Ja’nia Coleman, Kaylyn Bradley, Rodney “Bugga” Bradley, Rico Bradley, Collin Bradley, Rodney “Lil’ Man” Bradley, Robert Wallace, Sylvester Bradley IV and Jeland Bradley; six brothers, John Earl Bradley, Charles Bradley (Mary), Willie A. Bradley, Willie J. Bradley (Patty), Chester Bradley (Betty) and Darrell Brandon (Shelia); three sisters, Vickie Wade-Todd (Rickey), Ada Bradley (Marvin) and Sylvia Johnson; uncles, aunts, other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Lily (Forehand) Ivy

Lily Forehand Ivy, 95, of Barry and formerly of Fairfield, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, at her residence.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Fairfield.
Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Fairfield with Dr. James Reid officiating. Interment will follow at Fairfield Cemetery.
Mrs. Ivy was born Sept. 27, 1910, in Centerville to Thomas Aby Forehand and Evelyn Jane Walker Forehand. She attended schools in Centerville, Madisonville and Southwest Texas State College in San Marcos. She lived her 49 years of married life in Fairfield and Barry. The last 20 years of her life, she continued to manage the Kaliko Ranch in Barry with her children. She was a loving mother and grandmother who cherished her family.
She was preceded in death by her son, John Bruce Ivy; parents; sisters, Aby Ray Burleson, Cecil Wilson, Madie Floyd and Mary Forehand; and the father of her children, Woodrow Ivy.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Madie Ivy Head and John Head III of New York City, N.Y., and Lettie Jane Ivy Cook and Hal Cook of Barry; daughter-in-law, Joanna Smyly Ivy of Lake Jackson; grandchildren, David Ivy of Boulder, Colo., Jeff Ivy of Denton, John Head IV and Charles Head of New York City, N.Y., and Boston, Mass., Andy Cook and wife Lori of Mineola and Lisa Cook Sem and husband Michael of Austin; three great-grandchildren, Annalee Cook and Ruby and Lyra Sem; and numerous nieces, nephews and a special friend, Velma McGraw.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Fairfield.

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William "Bill" Taylor

Bill Taylor
Bill Taylor, 85, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Corsicana. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa.
Pallbearers will be James Greer, Jerry Grimmett, David Ragsdale, Gene Womack, Bobby Carlisle and Chuck Rash.
Mr. Taylor was born April 21, 1920, in Turnersville to Ernest Taylor and Gertrude Dollins Taylor. He was a supervisor for Phillips Oil for many years. He served in World War II.
Survivors include his son, Jerry Taylor of Arlington; daughter, Marilyn Greer of Corsicana; two grandchildren, Amanda Pinson of Mansfield and Dustin Greer of Corsicana; one great-grandchild, Austin Mansfield; and brother, John Taylor of Garland.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Bill Taylor
William (Bill) George Taylor 85 of Corsicana. Passed away October 25, 2005 in Corsicana. Mr. Taylor was born April 21, 1920 to Ernest Taylor and Gertrude Dollins in Turnersville Texas. Services will be 2:00 pm Thursday October 27, 2005 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home chapel. Graveside services will be held 11:00 am Friday October 28, 2005 at Odessa Sunset Memorial Garden.
Pallbearers James Greer, David Ragsdale, Jerry Grimmett, Gene Womack, Bobby Curlisle and Chuck Rash.
Mr. Taylor is survived by son Jerry Taylor of Arlington, daughter Marlyn greer of Corsicana, brother John Taylor of Garland, grandchildren Amanda Pinson of Mansfield, Dustin Greer of Corsicana, great grandchild Austin Pinson of Mansfield.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Bill Taylor
Odessa Bill Taylor, 85, of Corsicana, a supervisor for Phillips Oil, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana.
He was born in Turnersville. He served in World War II.
Survivors Son, Jerry Taylor of Arlington; daughter, Marilyn Greer of Corsicana; brother, John Taylor of Garland; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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Dewey Pat Scruggs
Mar 24, 1917 - Oct 24, 2005

Dewey Pat Scruggs, 88, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2005, at Heritage Oaks West.
Services were 10 a.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with O. E. Permenter officiating. Interment followed at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Hollis McCrory, Oscar McCrory, Jackie Lee Thomas, Jared Ray, Randy Blue, Ricky Thomas, Robert Berryhill and Lynn Scruggs. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Robinson, Norvil Coker, Jody Hambrick and Leon Aven.
Mr. Scruggs was born March 24, 1917, in Dawson to Paul and Hester Wood Scruggs.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Lucille Johnson, Pauline Slater and Lorene Summers; and two brothers, Matt Scruggs and Groce Scruggs.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Daisy Scruggs of Corsicana; son, Jerry Scruggs of Purdon; grandchildren, Chris and Kiki Scruggs of Denton and Jeremy Scruggs of Purdon; great-grandchildren, Lynzee Scruggs and Bailey Scruggs; sisters, Mary Wright of Dallas and Maudina Moore and husband Allen of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Pat Dawson of Corsicana; brothers-in-law, Bill Gorden and wife Inez of Corsicana, Ray Gorden and wife Mary of Purdon, Elton Gorden and wife Nancy of Dresden and Raymond Gorden and wife Patsy of Barry.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Dewey Pat Scruggs
Dewey Pat Scruugs, resident of Corsicana, Texas, passed away Monday October 24, 2005 at Heritage Oaks West at the age of 88 years. Mr. Scruugs was born on March 24, 1917 in Dawson, Texas to Paul and Hester Wood Scruggs.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters: Lucille Johnson, Pauline Slater, and Lorene Summers, brothers: Matt Scruggs and Groce Scruggs.

Mr. Scruggs is survived by his wife of 69 years Daisy Scruggs of Corsicana. Son: Jerry Scruggs of Purdon, Texas. Grandchildren: Chris and Kiki Scruggs of Denton, Jeremy Scruggs of Purdon. Great grandchildren: Lynzee Scruggs, Bailey Scruggs. Sisters: Mary Wright of Dallas, Maudina Moore and her husband Allen of Corsicana, and sister-in-law Pat Dawson of Corsicana. Brothers-in-law: Bill Gorden and wife Inez of Corsicana, Ray Gorden and wife Mary of Purdon, Elton Gorden and wife Nancy of Dresden, and Raymond Gorden and wife Patsy of Barry.

Visitation will be Wednesday night from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services are Thursday October 27, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with O. E. Permenter officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers are Hollis McCrory, Oscar McCrory, Jackie Lee Thomas, Jared Ray, Randy Blue, Mike Montfort, Robert Berryhill, and Lynn Scruggs. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Robinson, Norvil Coker, Jody Hambrick, and Leon Aven.


Roy Mack English
Dec 20, 1917 - Oct 26, 2005

Deacon Roy Mack English

Roy Mack English, 87, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, in Corsicana.
Services will be 1 p.m. today at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. K.D. Davis and the Rev. Larry Polk, pastor of Second Mission Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Robert Washington, Gregory Stovall, Harold Wilson, Emmanuel Wilson, Danny Harris and Tinnis Manning. Honorary pallbearers will be Chester Jones, James Borkchum, Charles Yarbrough, Nathaniel Walton, Woodrow English, Lee Alvin English and James Mack English.
Mr. English was born Dec. 20, 1917, in Fairfield. He served as a deacon at Second Mission Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Margie Lee Grayson English of Corsicana; sister, Pauline Huckaby of Corsicana; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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James A. "Sonny" Talley
Jun 16, 1930 - Oct 28, 2005

James A. (Sonny) Talley, 75, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Oct. 28, 2005 at his residence.
Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. Dave Alexander officiating.
Mr. Talley was born June 16, 1930 in Roane.
Survivors include wife Betty Talley of Corsicana; sons Jimmy D. and Marsha Owens of Blooming Grove, Rob Owens of Corsicana and Mike and Darla Talley of Corsicana; grandchildren Rusty and Lee Owens of Blooming Grove, Mandy Owens of Dallas, Mylea Glenn of Corsicana, Kristen and Paul Owen of Corsicana, and Morgan Talley of Corsicana; great-grandchildren Brody Owens, Corri Owens and Kasey Owen; and sisters Ernestine McCauley of Conroe, Faye Bailey of Amarillo, Willie Scroggins of Ruidoso, N.M. and Lerlean Richards of Emhouse.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Doris (Bond) Brittain

Doris (Bond) Brittain, 85, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Oct. 28, 2005 at Heritage Oaks West.
A rosary will be held at 6 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Danilo Ramos officiating. Interment will follow at Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tom Pease, John Barnes II, Robert McCraw, John David Brittain, Carl Coulter, Joel Petrik and Scott Grider.
Survivors include sons Richard B. Brittain of Lee, Mass. and J. Rusty Brittain of Winnsboro; daughters Dorothy Ann Brittain of Dallas and Deborah S. Hudson of Corsicana; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law Joyce Bond of Cheltenham, England.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Doris Evelyn (Vaughn) Bratcher
Sep 30, 1924 - Oct 28, 2005

Doris Bratcher, 81, of Groesbeck passed away Friday, Oct. 28, 2005 in Mexia.
Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. today at the Dawson Cemetery with Brother Richard Williams officiating.
Doris was born Sept. 30, 1924 in Dawson. She was the great-great granddaughter of Britton Dawson, a Texas Revolution veteran, Battle of San Jacinto participant and early settler in Navarro County, for whom the town of Dawson is named. She was a bookkeeper after graduating from Dawson High School for Montgomery Ward in Fort Worth.
She farmed along side her husband, G. W. Bratcher, after they were married on June 22, 1946 and then worked 33 years at Texas Miller Products in Corsicana before retiring. Doris moved to Groesbeck in 1991 following the death of her husband. An avid reader and puzzle worker, she was a self-educated, well-rounded person who never met a stranger and whom you knew exactly where she stood.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband, G.W. Bratcher; mother, Mary Emma Wells; and step-father, James Freeland Wells.
Survivors include her son, Charles Bratcher and wife Carolyn, who was like a daughter, of Groesbeck; granddaughter Natalie Bratcher, her hope for the future, of Dallas; sister-in-law Sue Adams of Mexia; and numerous nieces, nephews, many friends, her special friend and caretaker Rose Pelton, and her beloved feline friend, Prissy.
Arrangements by Groesbeck Funeral Home.

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John Thomas Ayers Jr., Dr.
Feb 17, 1923 - Oct 27, 2005

John Thomas Ayers Jr. died Thursday evening, Oct. 27, 2005, in Corsicana at the age of 82. A service to praise our God and remember His servant Brother Ayers will be held at 3 p.m. today in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church with the Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating. It will be preceded by a private graveside service.
Brother Ayers was born to John Thomas and Curtie Boucher Ayers Feb. 17, 1923, in Jayton. After graduation from Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he married Ruth Elizabeth Harris on Aug. 28, 1946. He pastored churches in Mound, Hubbard, Goldthwaite, Gatesville and Brownwood before moving to Corsicana in 1969 to serve as the director of missions for the Central Texas Baptist Area.
Brother Ayers is survived by two daughters, Annette Gibson of Georgetown and Judy Simpson and husband Rick of Hammond, La.; and three grandchildren, David L. Gibson Jr. and wife Jordan of Hewitt, John T. Gibson of Waco and Saralynn Simpson of Hammond, La. He is also survived by two sisters, Ann and husband H. Joe Schwartz of Ropesville and Deloris Carey of Lubbock; three brothers, Willard Ayers and wife Jean of Wolfforth, Jack Ayers and wife Vonn of Levelland and Ronnie Ayers and wife Sandra of Wolfforth. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Katherine Evans, and a sister-in-law, Betty Teaff Ayers, of Wolfforth.
J. T. Ayers retired in the mid-’80s for health reasons. He continued to teach the Bible every Sunday morning to his Sunday school class at First Baptist Church until the spring of 2003. He was a loving husband until his wife died in July 2003. He was a loving father and grandfather until his death.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Helen Jane (McLeod) Townley
Nov 25, 1934 - Oct 31, 2005

 
Mrs. Helen Townley, age 70, of Corsicana, Texas, died Monday, October 31, 2005, in Corsicana. She is survived by her Daughter & son-in-law-Judy & David McGraw of Midlothian, Texas, Brother & sister-in-law-Dan & Joann McLeod of Waco, Texas, Granddaughter Heather Dickenson and her husband Brandon, Sisters-in-Law Hazel Caswell of Huffman, Texas, Linda Townley of Corsicana, Texas, Mary Stutts and her husband Delbert of Athens, Texas and Brother-in-law John Townley and his wife Mary Jane of Porter, Texas. Also numerous nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her Husband Warren Townley and parents Leola & Forest McLeod. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, November 1, 2005. Graveside service will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery at 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 2, 2005 with Rev. Dave Alexander officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas.

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Helen McLeod Townley

Helen McLeod Townley

Helen McLeod Townley, 70, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 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 Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Dave Alexander officiating.

Mrs. Townley was born Nov. 25, 1934, in Angus.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Townley; and parents, Forest and Leola McLeod.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and David McGraw of Midlothian; brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Joann McLeod of Waco; granddaughter and husband, Heather and Brandon Dickenson of College Station; sisters-in-law, Hazel Caswell of Huffman, Mary Stutts and husband Delbert of Athens, and Linda Townley of Corsicana; brother-in-law, John Townley and wife Mary Jane of Porter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home. ?

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Edna Lee (Smith) Arnett
Apr 30, 1916 - Oct 31, 2005
 
Mrs. Edna Lee Arnett, age 89, of Corsicana, Texas, died Monday, October 31, 2005, at her residence in Corsicana, Texas. She is survived by her Daughter-Hattie Lee Barnett of Corsicana, Texas, Daughter & Son-in-law-Nella & Don Perry of Barry, Texas, Son & Daughter-in-law-Walter & Diane Arnett of Navarro, Texas Daughter & Son-in-law-Willie Jean & James Neal of Eureka, Texas, Sister-Aline Bamburg of Angus, Texas, Sister-Imogene & Roy Jones 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 Wednesday, November 2, 2005. Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 AM Thursday, November 3, 2005, Bro. Bill Honea & Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas.

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Edna Lee Arnett

Edna Lee Arnett, 89, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, in Corsicana.

Services were 10 a.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea and Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment followed at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Richard Arnett, James Neal Jr., Jeff Arnett, Glen Fuller, Wayne Barnett and David Arnett.

Mrs. Arnett was born April 30, 1916, in Corsicana. She was a beautiful mother. She attended Calvary Worship Center where she accepted the Lord as her Savior. She was a life partner with her husband, J.T. Arnett. They owned and operated Arnett Trucking Company for 43 years, and also worked together on the family farm.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. T. Arnett; son, Charles Arnett; son and daughter-in-law, Jessie and Peggy Arnett; infant son, Tommy Arnett; infant daughter, Nancy Arnett; brothers, Drew “Son” Smith and Harmon “Mickey” Smith; and sister, Emmaline Buchanan.

Survivors include her daughters, Nella “Giggie” Perry and husband Don of Barry, Hattie Lee Barnett of Corsicana, and Willie Jean Neal and husband James of Eureka; son, Walter Arnett and wife Diane of Navarro; granddaughters, Cindy Andrews and husband Danny, Debbie Redden and husband Dennis, and Tish Arnett, all of Corsicana, and Jamie Whatley and husband Tim of Waxahachie; grandsons, Glen Fuller and wife Charlotte of Dawson, Wayne Barnett and wife Theresa, Richard Arnett and wife Rhonda, and Shannon Barnett, all of Corsicana; Tommy Arnett, Jeff Arnett and wife Barbara, James “Bubba” Neal and wife Stephanie, and David Arnett, all of Navarro; and Travis Arnett and wife Gale of Weatherford; 25 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Aline Bamburg of Angus and Imogene Jones and husband Roy of Dallas; daughter-in-law, Louise Arnett of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A video tribute to Edna Arnett may be viewed on the Internet by going to the Web site at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the proper obituary and click on the view video tribute link. There is also an online guest book for your use.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Leah Beth Castillo
Oct 29, 2005 - Oct 29, 2005

A gaveside service will be held on Tuesday November 1, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Calvary Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas. Father Danilo Ramos will officiate.
Leah is survived by her parents Clay P. Castillo and Julia Gutierrez of Corsicana, Texas. Sister Kaylonna Castillo, Brother Danny Castillo, Sisters Krystal, Jasmine and Kimberly Castillo. Numerous Uncles, Aunts and Cousins. Bob Staggs - 11/1/05
 


 R. C. “Bob” Staggs
Oct 4, 1922 - Oct 31, 2005

Bob Staggs

Funeral services for R. C. “Bob” Staggs, 83, of Tool were 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31 at Tomlinson Funeral Home Chapel in Seven Points. Burial followed at Dresden Cemetery near Blooming Grove. Bob was born Oct. 4, 1922, in Blooming Grove and ended his old life to start a new one Oct. 29, 2005. He served his country during World War II in the United States Navy.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Jeannine Staggs of Tool; daughter, Pam Lilley and husband Scott of Tool; son, Randall Staggs and wife Melissa of Tool; son, Larry Forbes and wife Vicki of Killeen; son, Tony Forbes and wife Debby of Tool; daughter, Lisa Forbes of Greenville; and his precious grandchildren, Courtney Staggs, Brandon Staggs, Meagan Lilley, Ashley Lilley, Riana Lilley, Michael Forbes, Jeannine Baham, Angie Baham, Larry Dale Forbes Jr., Casey Forbes, Toni Lynn Guimbellot, Heidi Forbes, Bryce Forbes, Jeremy Forbes and Tyler Forbes. He is also survived by eight great-grandchildren, two brothers, two sisters, multiple aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends.

As many knew Bob enjoyed hunting and fishing, a special thank you is extended to Rodney and Ryan Hamilton for their kindness and patience that they shared with him.

Arrangements by Tomlinson Funeral Home, Seven Points. ?

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Bobbye Carol (LeMonds) Crow
Nov 2, 1946 - Oct 29, 2005

A Graveside service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery, in Corsicana, on Wednesday November 2, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. Dr. Gary W. Johnson will officiate. Survivors include: Daughter & son in law: Kenny & Kim Blair, Itasca, Texas, Son: Billy Crow Jr. of Corsicana, Texas, Granddaughter: Kayleigh Blair of Itasca, Texas Daughter & son-in- law: Joe Wilson & Tracy Crow of Mexia, Texas, Granddaughter: Brittnay Wilson of Mexia, Texas, Grandson: Joshua Wilson of Mexia,Texas, Brother & sister in law: Bill & Sue LeMonds Nieces: Hayley & Lyndsey LeMonds of Mesquite, Texas and Nephew: Adam LeMonds of Mesquite, Texas
 


Lois Ellen (Stell) Reynolds
Jan 15, 1922 - Oct 30, 2005

Lois Ellen Stell Reynolds, 83, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at First Baptist Church in Hamlin with the Rev. Donny Harbers officiating. Burial will be at Hamlin Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Adams Funeral Home in Hamlin.

Mrs. Reynolds was born Jan. 15, 1922, in Lipan to Lucretia and Dennis Wiley Stell. She graduated from Hamlin High School and North Texas State Teachers College (now The University of North Texas). After graduation from college, she taught home economics at Hamlin High School for one year. She wanted to pursue a medical profession and moved to San Antonio to complete training as a registered medical technologist. As an employee of Hamlin Hospital for many years, she built a solid reputation as a caring and professional member of the medical staff. She married Clifford R. Reynolds Jr., her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, on Aug. 5, 1946. He preceded her in death in 1983. Lois Ellen was known for her dry wit, quick smile, and her love for her family. Mrs. Reynolds was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Hamlin, the American Medical Technologists’ Association and Beta Sigma Phi.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cliff Reynolds Jr.; and her brother and sister-in-law, Lovel D. and Ella Stell.

Survivors include her twin daughters, Marolyn Weaver of Hamlin and Carolyn Batchelor of Corsicana, and their husbands, O.H. Weaver Jr. and Pat Batchelor; grandchildren, Lt. Casey Batchelor and Tiffany of Washington, D.C., Kelly and Seth Brown of Corsicana and John R. Weaver and Jennifer of Richardson; nieces, Kathleen Morris and Sharon Wilson; and a nephew, Dennis A. Stell, and their families.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Mabel Mabry Scholarship Fund/Central Texas Teachers Credit Union, P.O. Box 486, Corsicana, TX 75151; the Bill LePoris Scholarship Fund; The Gladney Fund, 6300 John Ryan Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76132; First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 8, Hamlin, TX 79520; or to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Adams Funeral Home, Hamlin. ?

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Alice F. Huckaby-Byrd
Feb 10, 1946 - Oct 25, 2005

Alice F. Huckaby-Byrd

Alice F. Huckaby-Byrd, born Feb. 10, 1946, in Corsicana, died Oct. 25, 2005, at Presbyterian Hospital due to a house fire.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 958 E. Baltimore, Fort Worth.

Services will be noon Wednesday at First Independent Baptist Church, 703 E. Fifth Ave., Corsicana.

She leaves cherished memories to mother, Pauline Huckaby of Corsicana; daughters, Tezrha L. Nickleberry of Arlington, Tausha A. Nickleberry of Arlington and Marcie R. Byrd of Charlotte, N.C.; sister, Gertrude Smith of Rialto, Calif.; brother, Cecil Huckaby of Los Angeles, Calif.; grandchildren, oldest to youngest, Re’Vion D. Long of Arlington, Tre’ D. Stein of Arlington, Te’a Nickleberry of Arlington, Spirit S. Nickleberry-Maddox of Arlington and Genesis Barber-Byrd of Charlotte, N.C.; nieces, Sharon James of Mesquite, Carol Lawrence of Rialto, Calif., Gina Huckaby of Los Angeles, Calif.; nephews, Mercer Smith Jr. of Rialto, Calif., Adonnas Huckaby of Los Angeles, Calif., Jacovan Huckaby of Los Angeles, Calif., Delvin Huckaby of Dallas; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Arrangements by Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors, Fort Worth. ?

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Duran Etheredge Summerall
Jun 17, 1918 - Nov 1, 2005

 
Mr. Duran Etheredge Summerall, of Corsicana, passed away November 1, 2005 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. The family will receive visitors from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday Nov. 4, 2005 at Corley Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Mr. Summerall was born June 17, 1918 to Fred and Lucy Summerall in Tool, Texas. A lifetime resident of Corsicana, he was a veteran of World War Two, serving in the 144th Field Artillery of the 36th Division. He was retired from Whiteselle Brick and Lumber Company where he was the brick plant supervisor. He loved working in his yard and refused to give up the mowing task to anyone.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Summerall, parents Fred & Lucy Summerall, and his brother J.F. Summerall.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Patti Summerall of Austin; stepson Bob Rascoe of Emory; stepdaughters Janie Pollard and Pat Barr of Midland; grandchildren Jennifer Summerall of Austin and Dr. Sarah Summerall of Irving; sister-in-law Florene Summerall of Athens; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.

Mr. Summerall and his brother J.F. joined the service together. He landed with the 36th at Salerno, Italy after training in Africa. He was a proud member of the “T” patchers and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Heritage Oaks Retirement Village and to the staff of Cedar Creek Hospice. Donations may be made to Cedar Creek Hospice.

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Amanda June Harris
Dec 25, 1981 - Oct 30, 2005

Amanda June Harris, 23, died Sunday, October 30, 2005, at Ennis Regional Medical Center. Amanda was born Dec. 25, 1981 in Corsicana, Texas. She graduated from Ennis High School in the year 2000. She went on to attend Stephen F. Austin State University. She recently receiv

ed her Registered Dental Assistant Certificate from the State Board of Dental Examiners. Amanda loved animals, reading novels and being with friends and family. She is survived by her parents, Stephen “Steve” Kyle Harris and June Evans Harris of Palmer; sister, Shannon June Harris Doss, her husband, John Monroe Doss and their daughter, Katherine “Kate” Monroe Doss of Cameron, North Carolina; grandparents, Fred Dees Richardson and Dorothy Billings Harris Richardson of Zavalla, Texas; grandmother, Ruth Hill Evans of Linden, Texas; uncles, Jerry Don Harris of McKinney, TX, Mark Edward Richardson of Garland, TX and Rex Randall Evans of Linden, TX; aunts, Sherra Evans Strutton and Judy Evans Archer both of Houston, TX; Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday in the J.E. Keever Mortuary. Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, at the J.E. Keever Chapel in Ennis. The Harris’ wish to have a small, private funeral service with only relatives and very close high school and college friends of Amanda’s. Burial will be in Myrtle Cemetery. The Harris’ will receive friends of the family at the Quality Inn Conference Room and Lounge Friday after the funeral from 5:00-6:00. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the Amanda Harris Rape Prevention Foundation at Bank of America in Ennis. The foundation is being established to help provide education to high school and college students in Ellis County concerning rape prevention, the devastating affects of rape and the need for counseling for victims of rape.


Linnis C. White
Apr 14, 1945 - Oct 30, 2005

Linnis C. White, 60, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Powell with the Rev. Charles Douglas officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Flat Cemetery in Powell.

Pallbearers will be Keith Pittman, Donnie Renfro, Lamont Richards, Steve Dunn, Robert White and Earl Evans. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the National Guard.

Mr. White was born April 14, 1945, in Powell. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Powell. He was a graduate of Kerens High School and Navarro College. He was a member of the National Guard and VFW Post 4621.

Survivors include his loving wife, Ernestina “Tina” White; 12 children, Anita Fuller (Donnie), Marguerita Buchanan (Lamont), Kristi Pittman (Keith), Lisa Lawler, Jewel Chenny (David), Barbara Ramirez, Nekeitha White, Tamara Chatman, Sheralon Lawrence (Chuck), Cedrick Lawrence, Robert White and Vernita White; one aunt, Ora Lee White Kirby; one uncle, L.D. Lawrence; 23 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Jay Hugh ‘Guy’ Middleton
Jan 20, 1942 - Oct 31, 2005

Jay Hugh “Guy” Middleton, 63, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Capps Memorial Chapel in Fairfield.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Day Cemetery with Brother Gary Johnson officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Buckner Jr., James Ashley, Clark Sumrall, Jerry Davis, Johnny Remonte, Samuel Garner III, Johnathan Love, Zackey Mann and Sammuel Patrick.

Mr. Middleton was born Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1942, in Purdon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Carrie Middleton; and brothers, Roy Wayne Middleton and Talbert Harvey Middleton.

Survivors include his wife, Oleta Buckner Middleton of Corsicana; sons, Gary Middleton, Don Middleton and Billy Middleton, all of Corsicana, and Clark Sumrall; daughters, Melissa Hunt and husband Jesse of Dawson, and Ellen Ashley and husband James and Judy Middleton, all of Corsicana, and Louise Barbuch; brother, Gene Middleton and wife Betty of Fairfield; sisters, Katie Gunter and husband J.C. of Tyler, Joann Putman of Fort Worth and Aline Bogden of Dallas; and seven grandchildren.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel, Fairfield.

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Calvin Leslie 'Rusty' Prickett
Aug 14, 1961 - Nov 2, 2005

Calvin Leslie Prickett, 44, of Sanger passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, in Denton.

Visitation will be today from 7-9 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Prickett was a plumber by trade and a U.S. military veteran.

Pallbearers will be James Bishop, Bryan Prickett, Leslie Prickett, Carl Kincaid, Robert Prickett and Joey York.

Survivors include fiancé Teresa Gawin of Sanger, parents Calvin and Wanda Prickett of Corsicana, son and daughter-in-law Leslie and Stacy Prickett of Corsicana, son and daughter-in-law Bryan and Kimmie Prickett of Waxahachie, grandchildren McKenzie Prickett of Corsicana, Logan Prickett of Corsicana and Seth Prickett of Waxahachie. Brother and sister-in-law Robert and Robin Prickett of Louisville, KY, sister and fiancé Tammy Long and Denis Tyson of Lindale, eight nieces and nephews and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Joe Edward Giles
Jul 3, 1965 - Nov 4, 2005

 
Joe Edward Giles, 40, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Nov. 4, 2005 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be Today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Corley Funeral home in Corsicana.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Steve Nevell, Curtis Smith, Dan Thomas, Barry Heathcote, Ramiro Briceno and Eric Singleton.

Joe was born July 3, 1965 in Denton and was employed as a Graphic Designer. He was also a member of the Baptist faith

Joe was preceded in death by his father, Levi Edward Giles who died in January 2002.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Billie Ragin Giles of Corsicana; aunt and uncle, Doylene and Ed Nevill of Trinidad; uncle and aunt, Frank and Edna Giles of Houston; aunt, Leona Giles of Corsicana and a number of cousins and great aunts and uncles.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

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Emma Lee (McBride) Walker
Sep 7, 1910 - Nov 4, 2005

Emma Lee Walker

Emma Lee Walker, 95, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, at her residence.

Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Corsicana.

Mrs. Walker was born Sept. 7, 1910, in Biloxi, Miss., to Robert Lee McBride and Emma Belle Tinsley McBride. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Zertler Walker; sister, Ruby McBride Liller; and grandson, Nathanael S. Crawford.

Survivors include her four daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah Lee Walker of Whitney, Roberta and Horace Brewer of Corsicana, Eunice and Michael Crawford of Gresham, Ore., and Mary and Verne Day of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Edward and Debra Walker of Carthage; 23 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and one honorary granddaughter.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Rodney Craig Knox Sr.
Apr 13, 1953 - Nov 2, 2005

Rodney Craig Knox Sr., 52, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, at Health Care and Rehab of Corsicana.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. today at Mount Olive Baptist Church with Pastor A.E. Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Maurice Walker, Roger Driver, Don Jones, Donnie Stallings, Flonza Green, Jimmy Driver and William Hutchins.

Mr. Knox was born April 13, 1953, in Corsicana. He was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church. He was also a truck driver for Rylie Transporation for over 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hugh P. Knox.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Stewart Knox of Corsicana; sons, Rodney Craig Knox Jr. (Joann) of Corsicana, Christopher Shawn Dennis of Hondo and Thomas Clelland (Sara) of Corsicana; daughters, Janet Littleton (William) and Shirley DeLaRosa (Victor), all of Corsicana; mother, Velma Knox of Corsicana; brother, Zelmer Knox (Eddie Mae) of Dallas; sister, Willie Vern Haynes (Maurice) of Corsicana; 11 grandchildren; sister-in-law, Sharon Kelley (Wayne); brother-in-law, Jim Stewart; four aunts including Charlie Mae Washington (Jasper) of Dallas; one uncle; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Charles Stanley Andrews
Feb 19, 1936 - Oct 31, 2005

Charles Stanley Andrews, 69, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Wilgo Baptist Church, 621 E. First Ave., with Pastor David E. Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kedron Smith, Deonyta Adams, Decorian Smith, Kerry Smith, Wendell Smith and Elec Okra. Honorary pallbearers will be James Wilson Jr., Richard Jordan, Darrell Carroll, Rodney Brown, Ed Polk Sr. and Robin Wilson.

Mr. Andrews was born Feb. 19, 1936, in Corsicana. He attended Corsicana public schools and worked at Henry Slate’s Grocery Store for many years. He was outgoing, down to earth, fun loving and never met an enemy or stanger wherever he would go. He was an excellent cook with his specialty being “butter beans and cracklin cornbread.”

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Carl “R.C.” and Martha Andrews; and brothers, Raymond Jr., Jim Sr. and Robert Lee Sr.

Survivors include his sisters, Grace Jordan (Richard) of Corsicana and Martha Johnson (Lynnis) of Los Angeles, Calif.; two brothers, Walter Andrews of Corsicana and Harold Andrews (Mary) of Fort Worth; one aunt, Eula Mae Wilson of Corsicana; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary

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Ronnie Dean Coslin/Foley, Sr.
Aug 21, 1959 - Nov 2, 2005

Ronnie Dean Foley, born Aug. 21, 1959, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, at his home in Broadus.

After a career in the U.S. Army he retired to Broadus, close to the lakes and rivers where he indulged in his favorite passion of fishing. His fishing buddies, Ronnie Jr. and Greg Stoehr, really gave those fish trouble. After several years he found a passion he liked even better than fishing, being a grandpa. He spent his last year devoting all his time to his precious grandson Allen, who he thought was an angel and could do no wrong.

He leaves behind his wife, Myong Foley of Broadus; one son, Ronnie Foley Jr. of Mexia; daughter and son-in-law, Mina and David Cooper of Broadus; daughter, Gina Foley of Linden; and one grandson, Allen Wayne Cooper of Broadus.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Debbie Coslin Fitzpatrick.

He is also survived by his mother and stepfather, Pat Kennemore and Larry Demoss of Emhouse; father and stepmother, Harvey and Florence Coslin of Damon; aunt, Ruth Heide of Mexia; brother and sister-in-law, Rickey Foley and Lupe Ores of Corsicana; sister and brother-in-law, Dolly and Richard Bowles of Corsicana; sister, Trisha Foley of Mexia; foster brother, James McWhorter of Ennis; uncles, Doyle Coslin and Bobby Joe Coslin of Fairoaks; aunt, Vanessa Brotherton of Corsicana; nieces, Teresa Foley of Germany and Laura Bowles of Corsicana; nephew, David Kennemore of Portland; great-nieces, Destanie and Emalee Kennemore of Portland; and nephew, Atticus Foley of Mexia.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Black Hills Cemetery near Corsicana.

Arrangements by Groesbeck Funeral Home, Groesbeck.

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William Ivy Robinson
Dec 19, 1921 - Nov 2, 2005

William Ivy Robinson, 83, of San Antonio passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, in San Antonio.

Services will be 10 a.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Robinson was born Dec. 19, 1921, in Eureka.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, William Irwin and Regina Robinson of San Antonio; granddaughters, Sara Robinson of Austin and Amanda Permenter of Houston; grandson, Luke Robinson of San Marcos; sister, Nina Ruth Jock of Malakoff; sister-in-law, Inita Jones of Tyler; nieces, Junella Jones McCluskey of Tyler, Trena Weidmann, Tresa Medders and Debra Young, all of Corsicana, Maryann Noland Birchfield of Houston and Patricia Herod Partney of Dallas; and nephews, Pete Ammons of Seattle, Wash., and Liston Herod Jr. and Robert Herod, both of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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