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Elizabeth Ann (Mitchell) Drane
Mar 26, 1919 - Feb 5, 2006

Elizabeth Ann Mitchell Drane, born on March 26, 1919, in Corsicana, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, in Dallas. She was the daughter of G.E. and Martha Mitchell. She was preceded in death by her husband Meritt Drane.

She is survived by the family of her nephew Cyrus Mitchell Johnston: niece Mary Johnston Northern, great-niece Haddon Johnston Lewis and Buddy Lewis and their children Clinton, Mary Cameron and Grace, great-nephew C. Mitchell and Miki Johnston and their children Rose and Meritt and great-niece Cameron DeWitt Johnston. She is also survived by the family of her nephew Irwin Jordan Jr. and the family of her husband’s nephew John L. King Jr.

Elizabeth attended high school in Corsicana and attended Winthrop College in Rock Hill, S.C., and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. On June 7, 1941, she married Meritt Arthur Drane, also of Corsicana. They were married for 61 years. Elizabeth joined First Presbyterian Church of Dallas in 1946 and was a leader, teacher and officer throughout her 60 years of membership. She was active in the Women of the Church, was an elder and served on the Pulpit Nominating Committee. Elizabeth served on the board of directors of the National Ministries of the Presbyterian Church, USA, in Atlanta, Ga., and was on the board of directors at Grace Presbyterian Village. In mission to Christ’s church, Elizabeth’s knowledge of the Bible educated many people and enriched many lives.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Sparkman/Hillcrest, 7405 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas. Private interment will be held Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, 408 Park Ave., Dallas, officiated by the Rev. Cynthia Logan. Family will receive friends in the church parlor immediately following the memorial service.

Memorial gifts may be made to Grace Presbyterian Village, 660 Ann Arbor, Dallas, TX 75216.

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Norman R. Jones
Nov 30, 1930 - Feb 6, 2006

Norman R. Jones, born Nov. 30, 1930, passed away Feb. 6, 2006. Norman was educated in the Groesbeck school system graduating from high school in 1947 at the age of 16. After school he joined the Air Force and served four years, serving in Japan and Korea. Returning from service he bought the Texaco service station in Groesbeck and in 1957 he joined the field force of Reliable Life Insurance Company where he remained until his retirement in 1992. After his retirement he joined his wife in running her business, Latco Transport Inc. He married Marvaline Henderson on May 12, 1956.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Groesbeck Church of Christ with Richard Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Old Union Cemetery.

Norman is survived by his wife, Marvaline; one daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Moring of Seguin; two granddaughters, Kristi McCoy of Seguin and Holli Kramer of Thornton; three great-grandchildren, Ashley Mansfield, Dustin Mansfield and Chance Kramer; his mother, Oras Jones of Groesbeck; one brother, Roy “Sonny” Jones of Mexia; and two sisters, Teresa Glasco of Brenham and Joanne Burleson of Waxahachie.

Norman was preceded in death by his father, Roy Jones.

Arrangements by Groesbeck Funeral Home, Groesbeck.

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Susan K. (Smith) Rice
Sep 9, 1944 - Feb 6, 2006

Susan K. Rice

Susan K. Rice, 61, of Kerens passed away Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, at her residence.

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

No services are planned.

Mrs. Rice was born Sept. 9, 1944, in Kendallville, Ind. She was a transportation clerk for Kohl’s Distribution Center in Corsicana.

Survivors include her husband, Dave Rice of Kerens; daughters, Karen Rice of Kerens, Elizabeth Burns and husband Chad of Ennis, Debbie Verbeck and husband Paul of Waxahachie, and Angela Rice of Waxahachie; brothers, Don Smith of Avilla, Ind., and Tim Smith of Kendallville, Ind.; mother, Betty Jean Smith of Kendallville, Ind.; and nine grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Dream Center, 409 N. 12th St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Maria (Faustina) Vasquez
Feb 15, 1912 - Feb 7, 2006

Maria Faustina Vasquez, 93, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, at Twilight Home.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with a rosary to be held at 7 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Chapel.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Mrs. Vasquez was born Feb. 15, 1912. She was a devoted Catholic.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Soledad Vasquez; and sons, Pete Vasquez and Manuel Vasquez.

Survivors include her son, Joseph Louis Vasquez of Dallas; daughters, Josie Gonzales of Michigan, Pat Collins of Port Neches, Mary Yankee of Corsicana, Marie Aldama of Arkansas, Delores Leos of Mesquite and Ruby Alvarado of Irving; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Merlene Delores Bond

Merlene Delores Bond, 68, of San Antonio passed away Feb. 2, 2006 in San Antonio. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Long Prairie Cemetery with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating.

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Thomas Hugh Johnson
Oct 19, 1947 - Feb 2, 2006

Thomas Hugh Johnston, 58, of Brushie Prairie passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Delight Methodist Church in Brushie Prairie with Denise Blakely officiating. Interment will follow at the family cemetery in Brushie Prairie.

Pallbearers will be Mateo Rios Jr., James Rios, Douglas Fraley, Jimmy Hohenberger, Jose Angel Bannelos, Chris Dibello and Joe Brooks.

Mr. Johnston was born Oct. 19, 1947, in Chattanooga, Tenn., to Thomas Aden Johnston, M.D., and Virginia Inez Pugh Johnston.

Survivors include his wife, Carmen Johnston of Brushie Prairie; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas A. and Terry Johnston of Corsicana; and grandchildren, Alyssa Marie and Emily Danielle.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove.

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Robert Nelson. ‘Bob’ Jones Sr.
Jan 18, 1926 - Feb 1, 2006

Robert N. “Bob” Jones Sr.

Robert N. “Bob” Jones Sr., 80, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006, at Presbyterian-Kindred Hospital in Dallas after a lengthy struggle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Smart, vicar of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Ennis, officiating. Interment will follow at Old Chatfield Cemetery.

Mr. Jones was born to Walter and Carmen Jones on Jan. 18, 1926, in a small mountain town in Pennsylvania called Schuylkill Haven. He left home to enter military service in World War II. From 1944 to 1946, he served in the U.S. Army at several locations stateside. While stationed at Camp Howze in Gainesville, he met Miss Frances Hodge of Chatfield at the USO dance in Denton. Mr. Jones married Miss Hodge on Aug. 14, 1948, at the Chatfield Methodist Church.

After living in Schuylkill Haven, Dallas and Palestine, Texas, Mr. Jones and his wife settled in Corsicana in 1954. He was employed as credit manager at the Firestone Store located at Fifth Avenue and Main Street and later joined Oil City Iron Works, where he remained until his retirement in 1986. For most of his years at that firm, he was in charge of the Oil City Employees Credit Union. A loving husband and devoted father, Mr. Jones lived a quiet life in retirement with his wife enjoying family, friends and hobbies. Among his hobbies were cooking, which he had learned from his mother in Pennsylvania, and long walks each morning. He maintained a lifelong interest in music beginning with playing the French horn in the high school band. In his later years, he still periodically played the piano, but particularly enjoyed hearing his wife play. Noting that he had lived the vast majority of his life in Texas, Mr. Jones was proud to be a Texan by choice. He also had a keen interest in his Welsh heritage as his paternal grandparents emigrated from Wales in the latter half of the 19th century.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John Jones.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Frances Hodge Jones of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Rob and Penny Jones of Chatfield; granddaughter, Tracie Craddock and husband Brian of Carmel, Ind.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Chatfield Cemetery Association or the Dallas Area Parkinson Society.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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A. Pearl Thornell 
Aug 3, 1911 - Feb 1, 2006

A. Pearl Thornell, 94, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Abe Stroud, Kim Wyatt, Les Leskoven, Tim Stites, Zane Stites and John Taylor.

Miss Thornell was born Aug. 3, 1911, in Corsicana. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Snow Thornell; and sister, Eleanor Thornell.

Survivors include numerous cousins.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Helen Marie Caton
Mar 6, 1923 - Feb 8, 2006

Mrs. Helen Marie Caton, age 82, of Corsicana, Texas, died Wednesday, February 8, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana, Texas. She is survived by Daughter & Son-in-law-Sandra Kaye & Eddy Whitener of Corsicana, Texas Son & Daughter-in-law-Greg & Catherine Caton of Corsicana, Texas. Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, February 10, 2006. Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 11, 2006. Interment will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas.

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Helen Caton

Helen Caton, 82, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8 in Corsicana. Services are pending at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was born March 16, 1923 in Corsicana and was a housewife for much of her life. She is survived by her husband, Tommy Caton of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law Greg and Catherine Caton of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law Sandra Kaye and Eddy Whitener of Corsicana; grandson Benjamin Caton of Corsicana; granddaughter Elizabeth Caton of Corsicana; grandson Ronny “Tooter” Owens of Corsicana; grandson Dustin Whitener of Corsicana; niece Clydell “Pete” Sherrard of Corsicana and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Marlene Morris
Apr 20, 1943 - Feb 3, 2006

Miss Marlen Morris died on February 3, 2005 in Waco, Texas at the age of 62 years.
She was born in Corsicana, Texas on April 20, 1943 to Bell and Ruth Brashear Morris.

Survivors include 3 Brothers: Buster Ray Morris of Corsicana, TX., Olin Edward Morris of Dallas, TX., and Junior Morris Houston, TX.; 3 Sisters: Ruth Floyd of Olvilla, TX., Jewell Mullins of Baytown, TX., and Mary Barker of Gatesville, TX., and Numerous Nieces and Nephews. She is preceded in death by one Brother; Marvin Morris in 1990.

There are no services planned at this time.


Gerald Autry ‘Skinny’ Slaughter
Jan 24, 1906 - Feb 11, 2006
 

G. A. “Skinny” Slaughter, 100, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral home with Rev. Dan Rogers officiating. Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery.

G.A. was born Jan. 24, 1906 in Purdon to E. E. Slaughter and Elizabeth McElroy.

He was preceded in death by his wife Moreta Slaughter in 2001.

Surviving relatives include son and daughter-in-law Don and Earlene Slaughter of Corsicana; granddaughters Donna Green and her husband George of Corsicana, Teresa Hartgrave of Buna; grandson Bruce Slaughter and his wife Shannon of Princeton La.; great grandchildren Erika and Bryan Franklin of Corsicana, April and Kevin Perry of Corsicana, Taylor and Coby Hartgrave both of Silsbee, Hannah, Ross and McKenna Slaughter of Princeton, La.; sisters Lenora Williamson of Joshua, Ruth Spurlock of Livingston and Liz Taylor of Texarkana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Virginia R. Eakin
Oct 23, 1924 - Feb 9, 2006

Virginia R. Eakin, beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother went to be with the Lord and her loving husband, Shorty on February 9, 2006 at the age of 81.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006 at Aulds Funeral Home with Rev. Nathan Smith of Electra, officiating. Interment will be in the New Electra Cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home of Electra.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2006 at Aulds Funeral Home.

Virginia was born October 23, 1924 in Electra to Hugh Edward McClurand Ola Lee Scales McClure.

She and Shorty Eakin were married Feb. 3, 1941 in Fredrick, Okla. Mrs. Eakin was always a cheerful person and smiling during all circumstances and helped whoever she could. She was a food manager and care giver before retiring in 1990. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church and a devoted Christian.

Survivors include three daughters, Iris Mesker of Corsicana, Paula Gonzalez of Electra, and Dionea Eakin of Longview; three sons, Edgar Hugh Eakin and wife, Tonda of Garden City, Kan., Earl Dwayne Eakin of Electra, and Nimoy Lynn Eakin and wife, Colleen of Longview; two sisters, Willie Lee Darter of Iowa Park and Roxie Lawson of Electra; two brothers, Henry McClure of Electra, and A.J. McClure of Kaufman; eleven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Shorty on Feb. 11, 1988, one daughter, Wilma Hogle on Nov. 25, 1992 and one brother, Ira McClure on May 27, 1993.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association, 2315 North Main, Suite 320, Fort Worth, Texas 76106.

Arrangements by Aulds Funeral Home, Electra.

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Alice M. Bean
Nov 15, 1909 - Feb 9, 2006

Alice M. Bean

Alice M. Bean, 96, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, at Mel-Haven Convalescent Center.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Bethel AME Church, 105 N. Fourth St., with the Rev. Billy Freeman officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Bernard Porter Jr., Sidney Hicks, Bruce Porter, Ralph Porter, Leslie Bowens and James Tolbert Thomas. Honorary pallbearers will be trustees of Bethel AME Church.

Mrs. Bean was born Nov. 15, 1909, in Pelham. She was a longtime member of Bethel AME Church where she served as a member of the Stewardess Board, sang in the choir and served as a member of Missionary Society. She was employed with K. Wolens Department Store then as a daycare nursery supervisor at Nursery No. 2 Extension of the Corsicana Housing Authority Program for many years. She often expressed a true enjoyment in the opportunity to be of service to the children ages 1 to 6 while supervising at the care facility. She also worked at First Christian Church and Corsicana Country Club. Mrs. Bean was recognized as a 50-year member of Navarro County Extension Homemakers Club. She loved her church and neighborhood. She had been a resident of Mel-Haven Convalescent Home since 2001.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Bean.

Survivors include one daughter, Alva Jean Porter; son-in-law, Bernard Porter; stepson, Robert Griffin and wife; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, many special nieces, nephews, her church family, Mel-Haven family and many special friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Ina Hazel ‘Akie’ (Knotts) Carroll
Feb 16, 1915 - Feb 9, 2006

Ina ‘Akie’ Knotts Carroll

Ina “Akie” Knotts Carroll, 90, of Streetman passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia.

Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Sandra E. Hippman of Lakeside Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Cade Cemetery. Refreshments will follow at the residence of Ina K. Carroll.

Mrs. Carroll was born Feb. 16, 1915, in Richland to Kenny Knotts and Bertha Lee Davis Knotts. She attended school in Richland. She married Hillary Dean Carroll. She was a U.S. Postal worker where she worked and retired from the post office in Streetman. She was also a rancher who operated a cattle ranch herself. Her hobbies included art and gardening. She was an active member with the Garden Club of Corsicana. She took art lessons and painted. Some of her paintings were of plants and herbs. She also traveled and saw various countries of the world.

She was preceded in death by her father, Kenny Knotts; mother, Bertha Davis Knotts Jackson; husband, Hillary Dean Carroll; brother, Homer V. Knotts; and son, Bobby Dean Carroll.

Survivors include her nephew, John Knotts and wife Patsy of Streetman; great-nephews, Bryan and wife Katherine and Alvin Knotts of Streetman and Copperas Cove; sister-in-law, Louise Knotts of Gatesville; and nephews and nieces, C.A. Carroll of Streetman, Mary Hood of Waco, Amanda Carroll of Fairfield, Sherrie Minze and Donald Carroll of Streetman, DeAnn Vandiver, T. E. and June Smith of Streetman, and Wiencie Holasek of West.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Robert J. Henderson
Nov 12, 1914 - Feb 8, 2006

R. J. Henderson

R. J. Henderson, 91, of Kerens passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Paschal Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Buddy Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chris Perry, Mark Pritchett, Drew Perry, Ray Thomason, Bill Edmister and Jerry McCord.

Mr. Henderson was born Nov. 12, 1914, in Rural Shade.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Katherine Henderson; and great-grandson, Jacob Pritchett.

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Wanza and Beauford Thomason of Kerens and Katha and Tom Perry of Corsicana; first cousin, Jewell Hutson of Kerens; five grandchildren, Chris Perry, Stephonie Pritchett, Ray Thomason, DeAnna Edmister and Julie McCord; and nine great-grandchildren, Drew Perry, Skylar Pritchett, Shannon Pritchett, Allison Thomason, Emily Thomason, Sara Edmister, Jenna Edmister, Jake McCord and Lauren McCord.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens

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Clarence Howze
Apr 5, 1921 - Feb 3, 2006

Clarence Howze, 84, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at Heritage Oaks West.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, 125 S. Fifth St., with the Rev. S.H. Jimmerson officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Richard Washington, Nathaniel Bates, Birven Smith, Lee Walker, Brian Bates and Charles Gafney. Honorary pallbearers will be trustees and deacons of New Cornerstone Baptist Church.

Mr. Howze was born April 5, 1921, in Waco. He completed his formal education at J.J. Moore High School in Waco. Afterward, he completed an instructor’s course in auto-body repair and taught the course at Iglehart’s Vocational School in Waco. He was an accomplished sportsman in football, baseball and golf. He owned and operated auto-body repair shops in Waco and Corsicana. He united with Sixth Avenue Baptist Church under Pastor E.C. Reynolds and served faithfully until he united with New Cornerstone Baptist Church under Pastor D.R. Watson, his son.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers.

Survivors include his devoted wife, Birdie V. Howze of Corsicana; one son, the Rev. Donné R. Watson (Paula) of Corsicana; one granddaughter, Christi Jones of Corsicana; one sister, Robbie Mae Bonner of Waco; one nephew, Henry Bonner (Shirley) of Waco; two nieces, Olivet Russell of Waco and Codel Roberts of Houston; one brother-in-law, Robert Mason (Mary) of Mount Pleasant; one sister-in-law, Julia Pratt (Edward) of Waco; and a host of devoted cousins and many friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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George Alton Brown
Dec 24, 1933 - Feb 15, 2006

George Alton Brown, born Dec. 24, 1933, in Cryer Creek passed away Feb. 15, 2006, after a battle with lung cancer.

Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents, Fate and Cleo Brown of Emhouse.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, George Alan Brown and Patricia of Port Arthur; daughter, Susan Brown Neagle of Corsicana; granddaughter, Shannon Moore of Corsicana; granddaughter and husband, Sabrina and Jessie Melton of Blooming Grove; and one great-granddaughter, Samantha Jean Melton of Blooming Grove. He was formerly married to Peggy Gray Moore. He is also survived by brothers, Jim Roy Brown and wife Joyce of Corsicana, Bobby Don Brown and wife Sue of Mildred, Danny Brown of Corsicana, and Terry Brown and wife Linda of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Brown attended Emhouse High School and worked at Chattanooga Glass for 35 years and retired as quality control manager. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and supported wildlife preservation.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb., 17, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Cryer Creek Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Almendarez, Royce Bancroft, Bob Williams, Ron Lynch, Cecil Miller, Adam Brown, Kenneth Ray, Jackie Farrish and Larry Farrish. Pallbearers will be Danny Drain, Jason Graham, Gary Brown, Charles “Bubba” Bass, Richard Rash and Eddie Whitener.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Joyce (Sheppard) Donaho
Jul 30, 1926 - Feb 16, 2006

Joyce Donaho

Mrs. Joyce Donaho, age 79, of Corsicana, Texas, died Thursday, February 16, 2006, at Health Care & Rehab of Corsicana in Corsicana, Texas She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She was also a Lifetime member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary, She worked as an LVN nursing in area facilities for more than 30 years. Mrs. Donaho was preceded in death by her Parents, George & Leta Sheppard, Step-Father, Louis Lamont Temple, Sr. & Step-Brother, Louis Lamont Temple, Jr. She is also survived by her Daughter, Rachel Howell of Corsicana, Texas, Son Michael Donaho of Corsicana, Texas, Son & Daughter-in-law-Eddie & Peggy Donaho of Hemnoke, Ark. Step Sister-Margaret James of Mances, Colorado. Granddaughters & Husbands, Shannon & Brandon O'Neill of Corsicana, Tx., & Tina & Danny Allen of Corsicana, TX., Grandson Jason Donaho of Mexia, TX., Granddaughter Alysha Donaho of Mexia, TX., Grandson Jeremy Donaho of Mexia, TX.,Granddaughter Tammy French of Navarro Mills, TX., Grandsons & Wives, Nathan & Leslie Donaho of Georgia, Travis & Monlia of Hemnoke, Ark., & Larry & Alexis Donaho of Hemnoke, Ark. Numerous Great Grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday, February 18, 2006. Funeral services will be at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 PM Sunday, February 19, 2006 , Rev. Floyd Petersen officiating. Interment will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas. Pallbearers will be Terry Howell, Dale Farmer, Robert Miles, Larry Teer, Glen Ratliff & Benny Lambert.


Taylor Clayton Westbrook, Jr. 
Dec 7, 1928 - Feb 13, 2006

ROGERS, AR -- Clayton Westbrook, 77, of Rogers died Feb. 13, 2006, in Bentonville. He was born Dec. 7, 1928, in Corsicana, Texas, to the late Taylor Clayton Westbrook Sr. and Marie Adams Westbrook. He was a master mechanic and enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Westbrook; two sons, David Westbrook and wife Betty of Houston, Duane Westbrook and wife Kathleen of Rogers; two daughters, Kay Jones and husband Gus of Perris, Calif., and Deanne Ritchie and husband Steve of Rogers; three brothers, Charles Westbrook of North Carolina, Robert Westbrook of Florida and Bill Westbrook of Harlingen, Texas; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

A family service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers with Rob Matney officiating. Burial will be in Phillips Cemetery at Cave Springs.


Melvyn Lynn Clark

Melvyn Clark
Melvyn Lynn Clark, 82, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006.
He was born Jan. 13, 1924 in Rice to Mable Berry and Balfour Haynie Clark. Mel graduated from Corsicana High School. He attended the University of Texas for 12 years, graduating with four degrees. Mr. Clark also attended the University of Mexico for one year. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of El Campo, Americans of Royal Descent and was a life member of Texas Ex’s student association. On July 17, 1954 he married Bootsie Mollnar.
Survivors include his wife, Bootsie of El Campo; son, Louie Lynn Clark of El Campo; daughter, Kimberly Venglar of Fort Worth; two granddaughters, Rikki Wilkins and husband Jason of Riverdale, Utah and Andrea Venglar of Fort Worth; three grandsons, Justin Clark and wife Felicia of El Campo, Gideon Venglar of Nacogdoches and Dylan Venglar of Fort Worth; two great-granddaughters, Haileigh Venglar of Riverdale, Utah and Ciara Venglar of Fort Worth; and three great-grandsons, Trenton Wilkins of Riverdale, Utah, Zachary Clark of El Campo and Austin Wilkins of Riverdale, Utah.
It was Mel’s desire to donate his body to the University of Texas Medical School in Houston to help educate future physicians and for the advancement of medical science. In respect of Mel’s wishes, no services will be held.
Memorials may be made to El Campo EMS.

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  • El Campo Leader News - Feb 8, 2006

Helen Yvonne (Baldauf) Puryear
Apr 8, 1938 - Apr 6, 1984

Helen Baldauf Puryear, 46, and her husband C. D. Puryear Jr., both of Dallas, were killed in a two-truck accident Friday night near Richland on I-45.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

They are both survived by a son, Dennis Hall, of Las Vegas, Nev.; two daughters, Claire Weaver and Marie Wilson, both of Dallas and four grandchildren.

She is also survived by her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Baldauf of Fort Worth.

He is also survived by his mother, Mary Ethel Puryear of North Carolina; two brothers, George Puryear of North Carolina and Wallace Puryear of Dallas; six sisters, Mrs. Pauline Faircloth of Dallas and Virgie Watson, Mary O’Briant, Virginia Bardin, Carolyn Ray and Mildred Johnson of North Carolina.

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Ollie Churchworth Barron
1879 - 1956

Funeral services for Ollie C. Barron, 76, who died at his residence, 606 North Beaton street Wednesday, were held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, Tyler pastor. Former pastor of Memorial Baptist church here.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, four daughters, Mrs. Jeff Spencer, Houston; Mrs. I. B. Daniel, Corsicana; Mrs. Dan Denson and Mrs. R. C. Lawyer, both of San Antonio; four sons, C. C. Barron, Corsicana; E. H., C. M., and H. H. Barron, all of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Lottie Thornton and Mrs. Beulah Key, both of Kerens, and Mrs. Bertha Bond, Highlands; 18 grandchildren; three great grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were B. F. Heathcote, M. D. Shook, Joe Gibbs, Brown Spurlock, L. G. Dove and Burnis Pollock.

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Jeff Spencer
1900 - Nov 1966

Jeff Spencer, retired Houston and Navarro county peace officer, died in Houston Tuesday morning.

Spencer was a city officer of Corsicana for years and later was a deputy sheriff under C. O. Curington, and had been employed by both the city of Houston and Harris county sheriff’s office before his retirement.

A service will be held in the Tidwell Chapel in Houston Wednesday at 1 p.m. and the body will be brought to Corsicana by Griffin Funeral Home where a second service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Houston; three brothers, W. P. Spencer, Sullivan City; John D. Spencer, Corsicana, and C. L. Spencer, Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Ben Law, Fort Worth; Mrs. T. R. Bostick, Dallas, and Mrs. W. J. Bradford, Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

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Zona Elizabeth (Blankenship) Daniel
1888 - 1969

Mrs. Zona E. Daniel, 80, died Saturday in Odessa. She was a native of Tennessee and was a member of the Baptist Church.

Services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B. J. Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, Woodrow W. Daniel of Tulsa; Irvin B. Daniel of Corsicana; Wayne J. Daniel of San Antonio; four daughters, Mrs. Ollie M. Zalesky of Dallas; Mrs. Doris Levine of Odessa; Mrs. Bessie Morrison of Pasadena and Mrs. Mabel Clay of Houston; 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Calvin C. Barron, A. J. Whistler, Armond C. Cole, J. T. Glasgow, James King and Van King.

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Andrew Moore Potts
1887 - 1959

Funeral services for Andrew M. Potts, 72, formerly of Corsicana who died in Houston Monday night, will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Chester Odom, pastor of Calvary Baptist church and Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Potts formerly was an employee of the Corsicana Cotton Mills.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Potts, Houston; a daughter Mrs. C. M. Barron, Houston; two sons H. E. Potts, Alabama, and Major Horace F. Potts, Tampa, Fla.; a sister Mrs. Fannie Hibden, Dallas; a brother Bob Potts, Dallas; eight grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be R. E. Arnold, C. C. Barron, L. G. Dove, I. B. Daniel, Ernest Jones and Gerald Owen.

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Mary Virginia (Anderson) Pollock
Mar 8, 1875 - Oct 29, 1943

Funeral rites for Mrs. Mary Pollock, age 69 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday morning, were scheduled from the Calvary Baptist church Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock with Rev. Clyde Griffin and Rev. Derward Geddie officiating. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, six sons, nine grandchildren and other relatives. Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Eulyess Hayden Barron
May 26, 1908 - Apr 7, 1994

E. H. Barron, 85, of Houston, died Thursday, April 7, 1994.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Monday, April 11, 1994, at Lake “O” Woods Chapel located in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, Houston. Burial will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

He was a member of Forest Oaks Baptist Church; a member of Oddfellows and was very active as a photographer with the Pasadena Citizen during the 1970s.

He is survived by daughters Rose Suggs, Shirley Lane, and June Carker; sons Hayden Barron and Allan Barron; sisters Theresa Spencer, Lorene Daniel, Fayrene Denson and Dorothy Jean Lawyer; brothers Calvin Barron and Clifton Barron; 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and his first wife Dorothy Loper.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Apr 9, 1994
  • Submitted by John C. Barron
  • TXDI: Barron Eulyess Hayden 04-07-1994 HARRIS Male
  • SSDI: EULYESS H BARRON 26 May 1908 - 07 Apr 1994 77503 (Pasadena, Harris, TX) 453-10-1151 Texas


Mabel (Vyers) Pollock
Dec 10, 1921 - Sep 27, 1998

Mabel V. Pollock, 76, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998, in Corsicana.

Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. George Merriman and Rev. Bill Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Collin Bumpers, Tommy Fisher, Bobby Hubbard, Don Raley, Derek Whiteley and Johnny Whiteley.

Mrs. Pollock was born in Emhouse on Dec. 10, 1921. She was a charter member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Mrs. Pollock is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Christi Plant of Grand Prairie; sisters, Frankie Plant of Corsicana, Dorothy Vyers of Navarro; granddaughters, Wendy Fisher of Red Oak, Candy Plant of Haltom City, Holly Plant of Grand Prairie; grandsons, Claude Plant of Grand Prairie; great grandchildren, Hunter Fisher and T. J. Fisher of Red Oak; niece Jeannie Whiteley of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Pollock was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Alvin Pollock.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer Research, U. T. Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, 75235.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ruby Jo (Morris) Barron
Mar 2, 1914 - May 30, 1991

Mrs. C. C. “Ruby Jo” Barron, 77, of Corsicana, died May 30, 1991, at Park Row Health Care Center.

Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Gary Hartley officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born March 2, 1914, in Midlothian, and had lived in Corsicana for 75 years. She was a retired bookkeeper for Western Southern Life Insurance Company after 20 years. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, C. C. Barron of Corsicana; one son and daughter-in-law John C. and Sarah Barron of Austin; one granddaughter, Lucy Ann Barron of St. Louis; one brother, A. C. Morris Jr., of DeLeon; four sisters, Ruth Dorr of Waxahachie, Marie Sledge of Houston, Dorothy Hodge of San Angelo and Joyce Bills of Duncanville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Richard Wahl, Less Grayson, Jack Abbie, Everett Smith, Jessie Richards and Buddy Shook.

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Calvin Churchman Barron
Dec 2, 1910 - Jun 7, 1999

Calvin C. Barron, 88, of Corsicana, passed away Monday, June 7, 1999, in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Fred Stevenson officiating.

Mr. Barron was born Dec. 2, 1910 in Powell.

Mr. Barron is survived by his son and daughter-in-law John C. and Sarah Barron of Austin; brother, Clifton Barron of Corsicana, sisters, Theresa Spencer and Lorene Daniel, both of Corsicana, and Faye Denson of San Antonio; granddaughter Lucy Barron and husband Larry Marcus of Sharon, Mass.; great grandsons, Calvin John Marcus Barron and Elliott Marcus Barron, both of Sharon, Mass.; daughters by heart, Claudine Gibbs and Mary Hart, both of Pursley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Dorothy Jean (Barron) Lawyer
1925 - June 1997

Memorial services for Dorothy Jean (Barron) Lawyer were today in the Parlor of the First Methodist Church of Corsicana.

She leaves behind her devoted husband of 53 years, Richard Lawyer and four loving daughters, Sherry Collins (Tom), Shirley Williams, Kathy Daniels (Dan), and Patty Lawyer. She had three sisters, Theresa Spencer, Lorene Daniel and Faye Denson and two brothers, Calvin Barron and Clifton Barron (Blanche). There are seven grandchildren, Gregory Collins (Francy), Diane Cochran (Jason), Bryan Patterson (Mireya), Michelle Patterson, Nicole Daniels, Taylor Daniels and two great-grandchildren, Alex Patterson and Lucy Collins. Numerous nieces and nephews survive her. She was the foundation of our family, our strength and our heart. Momma always put her family first. Her children were the joy of her life. She always had a smile and kind word for everyone and forever touched those who knew her. We not only lost a wife and mother, but also our best friend. She will forever remain in our hearts. A special thank you to Faye Denson and Dinah Gaines. Their support and love has helped sustain us through these past weeks.

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Ludie Vista (Massey) Barron
Mar 16, 1886 - Dec 12, 1967

Mrs. Ludie V. Barron, 80, resident of Houston for the past nine years, died there Tuesday at her home at 4226 Tidwell Road. She was a native of Pittsburg, Texas, and a member of the Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Corley Chapel with the Rev. B. J. Ferguson officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by four sons, C. C. Barron of Corsicana, E. H., C. M. And H. H. Barron, all of Houston; four daughters, Mrs. I. B. Daniel, Corsicana; Mrs. Dan Denson, San Antonio; and Mrs. J. S. Spencer and Mrs. R. C. Lawyer, both of Houston; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Buck Derden, Dallas; five brothers, Alton Massey, Corsicana; Billy Massey, Scurry; Walter Massey, Wichita Falls; Aubrey Massey and R. B. Massey, both of Athens.

Pallbearers will be Joe Gibbs, Pete McCain, M. D. Shook, Jack Abbe, John Spencer, Les Grayson, Tommy Glasgow and Thurman Penney.

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Mary Bessie (Pollock) Cherry
1895 - 1957

Corsicana, Texas. Rites were held here for Mrs. Bessie Gallegher Cherry, 63, resident of Corsicana for 41 years, who died at her home here.

Services were held at the Calvary Baptist Church Sunday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. C. C. Barron and Mrs. Joe Gibbs, both of Corsicana; three grandchildren; six brothers, Claude Pollock, Bernes Pollock, and Bob Pollock, all of Corsicana; Henry Pollock, Abilene; Aubrey Pollock, Seminole, and Odie Pollock, Los Angeles, Calif.

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Ida Mae (Wright) Putman
1917 - 1986

Ida Mae Putman, 69, of Corsicana died Sunday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Houghton Funeral Home with the Rev. George Merriman and Johnny Curry officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Chester Putman of Retreat; one daughter Jennie Pollock Whitley of Retreat; one brother Henry Wright of Wills Point; six sisters, Pauline Lindoff of Waco, Opal O’Sullivan, Ima Horn, Cleo Jameson, Monta Wright, all of Corsicana and Dobie V. Gleghorn of Duncan, Okla.; two grandchildren Cathy Ingram and Derek Whitely both of Retreat.

Pallbearers will be Hubert Farmer, Bob Wetzel, Bill Baldwin, J. B. Wright, Everett Smith and Clyde Cagle.

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J. W. Pennell
1921 - 1986

J. W. Pennell, of Corsicana, died while on vacation Sunday in Brazil.

Services are pending at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

He was a 30-year employee at Lone Star Gas.

He is survived by his wife, Lee Pennell of Corsicana; two sons, James Pennell of Sherman and Monty Pennell of Corsicana; two sisters Louise Wright of Henderson and Mrs. Buck Flowers of Athens.

Donations may go to the American Heart Fund and/or Westminster Presbyterian Church.

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Ruth Taylor Moore
1893 - 1986

Ruth Taylor Moore, 93, of Corsicana died Saturday at her home.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Independent Baptist Church with the Rev. Kennedy Young officiating. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour before the services. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery with Scott Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

She was a native of Corsicana and a member of First Independent Baptist Church and Worthy Matron of Jerusalem Chapter 109 O.E.S.

Survivors include nieces, cousins and a community of adopted relatives and friends.

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Franklin Dudley Minze
1917 - 1986

Dudley “Pretty” Minze, 69, of Winkler died Sunday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the New Hope Baptist Church in Winkler with the Rev. Joe Wilbanks officiating. Burial will be in St. Elmo Cemetery under direction of Corley Funeral Home. [incomplete]

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John Aubrey Bostick
Feb 11, 1973 - Mar 1, 1986

 

John Bostick

John Aubrey Bostick, 13, of Navarro Mills died Saturday at Dallas Memorial Hospital.

Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Dresden Cemetery with the Revs. John Kinnaird and Max Morton officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was a native of Dallas and had lived most of his life at Navarro Mills.

Survivors include his parents Mr. and Mrs. Gary Martin of Navarro Mills; his father, John R. Bostick Jr. of Victoria; two sisters, Sondra Drain of Navarro Mills and Rebecca Martin of Waco; two brothers Michael Martin of Navarro Mills and Lonnie Martin of Waco; grandparents, Byron and Oleta Onstott of Navarro Mills, A. W. And Geneva Drain of Dawson and Mrs. Margaret Jo. Bostick of Athens.

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Helen Frances Bonner
Apr 11, 1902 - Feb 26, 1986

Helen Bonner

Services for Helen Bonner, 83, of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Navarro Regional Hospital, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home.

The Rev. James A. Beverley will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a retired teacher who taught in Corsicana Independent School District for many years. She was a past-president and active member of the Nevin Club, a member of Kinsloe House and a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include two nephews, Dr. Bob Johnson of College Station and Billy Johnson of Los Angeles, Calif.

Pallbearers will be Lynn Cooper, Clarence Washington, Jim Briggs, Ronny Johnson and Billy N. Johnson Sr.

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Mary (Hinson) Smith
1902 - 1986

Mary Hinson Smith, 84, of Kemp, died Friday in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Byrum Funeral Home in Lancaster with the Revs. Paul Carter, Gary Bronson and John Dowd officiating. Burial will be in Bells Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Dewey Glenn Smith of Waxahachie; three daughters Betty Owens of Lancaster, Wanda Coffey of Waxahachie and Margie Anderson of Kemp; two brothers George Hinson of Granbury and Floyd Hinson of Grandview; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. [incomplete]

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Mary Ethel (Henson) Jackson
1930 - 1989

Mary Ethel Jackson, 59, of Buffalo, died Aug. 19, 1989 at her residence.

Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Buffalo First Baptist Church, and James Tier and the Rev. Ted Gross officiated. Burial was in Buffalo Cemetery under the direction of Ricks Funeral Home.

She was born Aug. 9, 1930 in Keechi. She owned and operated Mary Webb Beauty School in Pasadena for many years. She had served on the board of directors for the Trinity River Authority and on the Grievance Committee of the State Bar Association by appointment of the governor. She was a member of Buffalo First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Mack A. Jackson of Buffalo; three sons, Rex Gaylord Webb and Shelton Scott Webb, both of Buffalo, and Daryl Keaton Webb of Pasadena; two brothers James Henson of Buffalo, and Tim Henson of Pasadena; one sister, Sallie Gore of Buffalo; and eight grandchildren.

Pallbearers were B. E. (Gene) Lee, Fred Magourick, J. B. Lane, Royce Wilson, Pleaze Ferguson and Jerome Bezdek.

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June (Aicklen) Lambiotte
Aug 7, 1923 - Aug 19, 1989
 

June Lambiotte, 66, of Corsicana died Aug. 19, 1989, in Dallas. Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

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June Lambiotte

June Lambiotte, 66, of Corsicana, died Aug. 19, 1989, in Dallas.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Aug. 7, 1923, in Denver, and lived in Corsicana for five years. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Eastern Star and had worked with the Navarro County Association for Retarded Citizens and Special Olympics. She served in the Coast Guard during World War II.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard M. Lambiotte on July 17, 1984.

Survivors include one daughter, Suzanne Smith of Corsicana; one son, James R. Lambiotte of Corsicana; two brothers, Henry N. Aicklen of Spring, and Charles Aicklen of Austin; two grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Navarro County cancer Society and the Navarro County Association for Retarded Citizens.

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J. T. Smith
Nov 5, 1915 - Aug 21, 1989

J. T. Smith, 73, of Corsicana, died Aug. 21, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will be at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.

Survivors include his wife, Eva Smith of Corsicana; two sons, Thomas E. Smith of Dallas, and James L. Smith of Waco; four brothers, Aubrey Smith and B. J. Smith, both of Corsicana, Elmer L. Smith of Forney, and Jack W. Smith of Grapevine; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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J. T. Smith

J. T. Smith, 73, of Corsicana, died Aug. 21, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with the Rev. Carl Utley and the Rev. James A Beverly officiating. Burial will be at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.

He was born Nov. 5, 1915, in Purdon and grew up in Navarro County. He attended Drane and Corsicana schools and Hillsboro Junior College, and married Eva Wester June 7, 1936. He retired from the oil business and worked many years in the footwear industry. He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Karem Shrine Temple of Waco, Eastern Star, and the Navarro County Shrine Club.

Survivors include his wife, Eva Smith of Corsicana; two sons, Thomas E.
Smith of Dallas, and James L. Smith of Waco; four brothers, Aubrey Smith and B.J. Smith, both of Corsicana, Elmer L. Smith of Forney, and Jack W.
Smith of Grapevine; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Preston Lee Brown, Sr.
1911 - 1989

Preston Lee Brown, 78, of Eastland, died Aug. 20, 1989, at Eastland Memorial Hospital.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Calvin Frances officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

He lived part of his life in Corsicana before moving to Euless in 1959 and then Eastland in 1985. He was a former Baptist missionary and a member of the First Baptist Church in Eastland. He was a member of the Euless Masonic Lodge #582, and was a 22nd degree Mason. He was employed with Odis Engineering in Carrolton and retired in 1981.

He was preceded in death by his son, Preston Lee Brown Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Brown of Eastland; one daughter, Sammie Jo Massey of Eastland; one brother Oscar Brown of Fort Worth; one grandchild; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be the Masons.

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Loren Porter Forsyth
1901 - 1989

Loren Porter Forsyth, 88, of Corsicana, died Aug. 20, 1989, at Corsicana Nursing Home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Charles Rice officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born Aug 25, 1900, in Howard, Kansas, and had lived in Corsicana since 1925. He was a retired oil producer and school teacher for 32 years at CHS. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of the Corsicana Masonic Lodge-174.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Loren P. (Elizabeth) Forsyth of Corsicana; one sister, Gladys Hartford of Wichita, Kansas; tow brothers, Allen Forsyth of Winfield, Kansas, and Ray Forsyth of Jerome, Idaho; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Henry Coleman Gibson, Jim Gibson, Jerry Gibson, Paul Haas, Harry A. Clowe, Highlan Davis, Travis Knight and Jim Graves.

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Maggie Lou (Berryhill) Gibbs
1937 - 1989

Maggie Gibbs

Services for Maggie Lou Gibbs, 52, were at 2 p.m. Monday at the Navarro Mills Baptist Church, with the Rev. John Kinnaird officiating. Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery. Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Survivors include one son, Jeff Gibbs, of Midland; two daughters, Kim Anderson of Lubbock and Tammy Gibbs of Hobbs, N.M.; parents, Mr. And Mrs. E.K. Berryhill of Minerva; three sisters, Ann Stewart of Longview, Shirley Oliver of San Angelo, and Youvonne Deuleman of Pleasant Hill, La.; one brother, Kenneth Berryhill of San Antonio; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Mel Stewart, Fred Oliver, Bob Anderson, David Gideon, Ted Vaughan and Harold Fraley.

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John Alexander "Jack" Anderson III
Aug 31, 1913 - Sep 30, 1989

Jack Anderson, 76, of Waco, died Sept. 30, 1989.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Kerens Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jim Johnson and the Rev. Haves White officiating. Burial will be in Kerens City Cemetery. Pascal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Anderson was born Aug. 31, 1913 in Kerens to John Anderson and Lucy Berry. He was superintendent of the Corsicana State Home from 1957 until 1977. In 1977 he retired and moved to Waco where he worked as a consultant for the Texas Youth Council. He also served on the National Alumni Board of Governors at Trinity University in San Antonio. He was a mason, and was a member of the Scottish Rites.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Anderson of Waco; six daughters, Pat Barnett of Nacogdoches, Pam Morris of Arlington, Peggy Brown of Kerens, Priscilla Hutchins of Corsicana, Jean Williams and Joan Taylor, both of Nacogdoches; one son, John A. Anderson of Shreveport, La.; a sister Mrs. Charles Reese of Kerens; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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Wayne Elrod
Nov 1, 1900 - Sep 22, 1989

Wayne Elrod, 88, of Corsicana, died Sept. 29, 1989 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Min. Marvin Bledsoe and George Procter-Smith officiating. Burial will be at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery.

Mr. Elrod was a mason.

Survivors include a son, Jackie Elrod of Temple; a daughter, Betty Elrod Schwerin of Balch Springs; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Denbow, Nelson Roughton, ronald Scott, Lynn Scruggs, Don Denbow and Otis Atkeisson.

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Herbert Lewis "Hub" Hill
Sep 21, 1915 - Sep 1989

H. L. (Hub) Hill, 74, of Corsicana, died Sept. 29, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Hill was band director for Corsicana High School from 1937-1941 and from 1946-1977. He was also a member of Corsicana Masonic Lodge #174.

Survivors include a wife, Marian Hill of Corsicana; two aunts, Mrs. W.T. Harwell of Mart and Mrs. L. E. Knotts of Roane; an uncle, R. E. Bush of Powell; three nieces, Arlene Brewer of Alaska, Barbara Kay Jugenheimer of Riverside, Calif., Debra Hill of California; a cousin, W.W. Olsen Jr. of Corsicana; and two sisters-in-law, Kathleen Bruner of Beaumont, and Mrs. J. T. Hill of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be J.B. Kirkpatrick, Joe Farmer, Lynn Sanders III, John B. Stroud, Mark Harrison, Bill Murchison, Roark Barnes, and Dr. James Curington.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Oct 1, 1989
  • Submitted by John C. Barron
  • Texas Death Index: HILL, HERBERT LEWIS 1989-09-29 M U NAVARRO
  • Social Security Death Index:  HERBERT L HILL 21 Sep 1915 29 Sep 1989 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 464-48-8177 Texas

James R. Pollock
1845 - Apr 4, 1938

Funeral services for J. R. (Bob) Pollock, aged 93 years, who died in Dallas Saturday, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the chapel of the Sutherland McCammon Funeral Home. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy Langston, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Prior to moving to Dallas several years ago, Mr. Pollock had resided in Corsicana and Navarro county for a number of years.

Born in Alabama in 1845, he came to Texas in 1859 with his parents settling in Burleson county. Captured by Northern forces in and engagement in Arkansas Post shortly after his enlistment in the Confederate army, he was held prisoner in Chicago, later returning to the Confederate army after an exchange of prisoners. Wounded once he was in active service when the war ended and the force he was with surrendered to General Sherman at Greensboro, N. C.

After returning from the war, Mr. Pollock resided in Burleson county until 1903 when he moved to Corsicana. He had been in Dallas since 1927. Surviving are three daughters Minnie Pollock and Mrs. Tommie Warren, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Alma Wiggins, San Antonio; one son Harry Pollock, Corsicana and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Attached is the obituary of James R. Pollock who was a Confederate soldier.
    He was the son of Joseph H. Pollock and Nancy Sample.  He was the first
    cousin of my great-grandfather, Dan Pollock.
  • The obituary was from the Corsicana Semi-Light, Apr 5, 1938
  • Submitted by John C. Barron

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J. R. (Bob) Pollock
1845 - Apr 4, 1938

J. R. (Bob) Pollock, 93, pioneer Texas and Confederate Veteran, died Saturday at his home, 2527 West Brooklyn. Mr. Pollock was born in Alabama in 1845 and came to Texas with his parents in 1859, settling in Burleson County. At the beginning of the Civil War he enlisted at Virginia Point and was assigned to Company F, Tenth Texas Regiment under command of Col. R. Q. Mills. Shortly after his enlistment in an engagement at Arkansas Post, he, with other members of his company, was captured by the Union Army and taken to Camp Douglas, Chicago. Later, after an exchange of prisoners, he was assigned to the army of Tennessee, just after the battle of Murfreesboro. Important engagements in which he participated were the battles of Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge and New Hope. During the last named engagement he was wounded and given a furlough, after which he returned to the army, terminating his services with the surrender at Greensboro, N. C., to General Sherman's army. After the war he returned to Texas and lived in Burleson County until about 1903, when he moved to Corsicana and then to Dallas in 1927.
He is survived by three daughters Miss Minnie Pollock and Mrs. Tommie Warren of Dallas, Mrs. Alma Wiggins of San Antonio and a son, Harry Pollock of Corsicana, eight grandchildren and nine great-grand-children.
Funeral services will be held at Corsicana Sunday at 3 p.m. Burial will be at Corsicana.

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Emily Josephine (Jackson) Clowe
Sep 27, 1910 - Feb 20, 2006

Emily Josephine Clowe

Mrs. Emily Josephine Jackson Clowe, age 95, of Arlington, Texas, died Monday, February 20, 2006. She is survived by her Daughter-Patricia Edney of Arlington, Texas, Grandson-Kevin Edney of Fort Worth, TX, Grandson & Wife-Kirk & Karla Edney of College Station, TX, Granddaughter-Landa Wells of Arlington, TX, Great Grand Daughter-Lauren Edney of College Station, TX, Step Grand Son & Wife-Tray & Lana Hudgens of Joshua, TX, Step Great Grand Sons-Colt & Jace Hudgens of Joshua, TX, Several Nieces & Nephews, Deceased Husband-John Raymond Clowe, Deceased Daughter-Carolyn Clowe Hudgens, Deceased Son-in-Law-Oland Wells, Deceased Son-in-Law-Ralph Hudgens, Deceased Son-in-Law-Edward P. Edney, Jr. Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas. Funeral service will be at Oakwood Cemetery at 12:00 Noon Thursday, February 23, 2006 , Mr. Ferman Carpenter officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana, Texas.


Thomas L. Gragg
Oct 19, 1918 - Feb 17, 2006

Mr. Thomas L. Gragg, 87, of Tyler passed away on Friday, February 17, 2006 in Tyler. He was born on October 19, 1918 in Holbert, Oklahoma. He was a member of the Southern Oaks Baptist Church of Tyler, and was a longtime member of the Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana. He was a former member of the Grand Lodge I.O.O.F. #63 in Corsicana. He worked as a machine operator for several oil compaines. Visitation will be held from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, 2006 at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 20, 2006 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Potter officiating. Interment will follow in the Tool Cemetery in Tool, Texas. Pallbearers will be David Bradshaw, Jason Burt, Ian Alexander, Michael Gragg, David Varela & Ricky Mendez. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jonathan Burt, Cole Bradshaw & Joshua Varela. He is survived by his Loving Wife of 66 years, Nora B. Gragg of Tyler, TX., Daughter & Son-in-Law, Peggie & L.A. Bradshaw of Tyler, TX., Sons & Daughters-in-Law, Bobby A. & Mary L. Gragg of Arlington, TX. & Dewayne & Lana Gragg of Mexia, TX., Granddaughters & Husbands, Kay & Roger Burt of Whitehouse, TX., Kathy & Kyle Alexander of Lindale, TX., Beth & Ricky Mendez of Arlington, TX., and Tammie & David Varela of Arlington, TX., Grandsons & Wives, David & Lisa Bradshaw of Tyler, TX., and Michael & Jamie Gragg of Tehuacana, TX., Great Grandsons, Jason Burt of Whitehouse, TX., Jonathan Burt of Whitehouse, TX., Ian Alexander of Lindale, TX., Cole Bradshaw of Tyler, TX, and Joshua Varela of Arlington, TX., Great Granddaughters, Anna, Elizabeth & Ashly Mendez of Arlington, TX. There is one more Great Grandchild on the way due in August. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews & cousins.


Margaret Ann (Prewitt) Tate- Iaukes
Mar 29, 1951 - Feb 17, 2006

Mrs. Margaret A. Iaukea was born on March 29, 1951 in Corsicana, Texas to Robert Allen and Eula Tarkington Prewitt. She died on February 17, 2006 in Paris, Texas at the age of 54.
Services will be February 21, 2006, Tuesday, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Benny Cogburn officiating. Interment will be in the Prairie Point, Cemetery in Kernes, Texas. Pallbearers will be David Solis, Steve Tarkington, Brad Trakington, Joseph Silva, Larry Prewitt, and Frank Silva.

Mrs. Iaukea is survived by Mother and Step-father; Eula M. and Renest Silva of Detroit, TX., Three Daughters; Dawn Spencer of Seattle, WA, Summer Griffith of Amercian Canyon, CA., and Deanna Tate of Hilo, HI, Son; Robert Iaukea of Hilo, HI, Two Brothers; Larry Prewitt of Maybank, TX, and Bobby Prewitt of New York, NY., and Three Sisters; Theres Martin of Rockwall, TX., Jewelne Shanks of Maybank, TX., and Amie Prewitt of Dallas, TX.
 


Juliet ‘Judy’ (Weems) Davidson
Sep 4, 1917 - Feb 19, 2006

Juliet “Judy” Davidson

Juliet “Judy” Davidson, 88, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006 at her residence. Mrs. Davidson was born Sept. 4, 1917 to Wilma and David Weems.

Visitation will be held Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at 3 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Buddy Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeff Davidson, Kyle Davidson, Garet Davidson, Jason Fewell, Danny Burleson, Mark Bianchi, Micky McCain and Bobby Brady.

Mrs. Davidson worked for Texas Miller Products for 48 years. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and worked in many capacities through the years. She sent greeting cards from the church until December 2005. She was presented the Oak Valley Citizen of the Year Award and was recognized for her service on the committee to construct the Oak Valley Community Center and Town Hall Building. She volunteered time, money and prepared meals for clean-up crews in the community. She served as an officer for the Oak Valley Crime Watch and was active in the Ladies Auxiliary. She loved to seew, crochet, and quilt and gave her work away to show her love for others. She was nominated for Outstanding Citizen of Navarro County. She was loved for her sincere, considerate, caring and giving spirit.

Mrs. Davidson was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Harvie D. Davidson in 2000.

She is survived by her son, Bobby D. Davidson and wife Harriett; daughter, Margie Talkington and her husband Richard, grandchildren, Darrell A. DeRusha and wife Mary of Rice, Stephanie Burleson and husband Danny of Sherman, Karla Bianchi and husband Mark of Dickinson, Bryan “Tig” Davidson and wife Debbie of Santa Fe, Texas, Kerri French of Corsicana, Ricky Talkington of Valley Ranch, and Donna Easley of Corsicana; great-grandchildren, Jinger Jones, Kelsey Jones, Jason Fewell, Natalie Hester, Jeff Davidson, Kyle Davidson, Garet Davidson, Katie French, Kelly French and Hunter Easley; one great-great-grandchild, Kylee Davidson; one sister, Loretta Panter of Corsicana; half-brothers, Rodney Weems and Richard Weems; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Building Fund or the Rice Cemetery Association.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Maudine Cameron (Whitener) Wright
Sep 30, 1920 - Feb 18, 2006

Maudine Wright, 85, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

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

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove with Bro. Rodney Bancroft officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Steve Putman, Terry G. Gross, Jerry D. Barham, Tony L. Wright, Eric D. Covington, and Justin W. Lewis.

Mrs. Wright was born Sept. 30, 1920 in Raleigh, Texas to Ike Whitener and Elsie Watts Whitener.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ezell Wright in 1976.

Mrs. Wright is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Ralph D. and Gloria Wright of Rowlett; daughters and sons-in-law, Neva and Bobby White of Allen, Betty and Frank Boldin of Corsicana, and Judy and Lonnie Covington of Rowlett; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; brother, Rufus Whitener of Frost; and sister, Adell Fisher of Waco.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

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