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Ollene Armstrong
Jul 23, 1928 - Mar 16, 2006

Ollene Armstrong, 77, of Carrollton passed away Thursday, March 16, 2006 in Carrollton.

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

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Armstrong was born July 23, 1928 in Rice. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Armstrong is survived by her husband, Joe Nolen Armstrong of Carrollton; son and daughter-in-law, Nolen and Cheri Armstrong of The Colony; grandson and wife, Jeff and Marci Armstrong of Prosper; grandson, Brad Armstrong of The Colony; sister, Allene Coker of Corsicana; and great-grandchildren, Lauren and Walker Armstrong of Prosper.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ollene Armstrong

Ollene Armstrong, 77, of Carrollton passed away Friday March 17, 2006 in Carrollton. She was born on July 23, 1928 in Rice, Texas. She was a homemaker. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2006 at Corley Funeral Home.Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2006 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brad Armstrong, Jeff Armstrong, Kenny Currington, Johnny Russell, Churck Rash and Jason Poplin. Mrs. Armstrong is survived by her husband, Joe Nolen Armstrong of Carrollton; son and daughter-in-law, Nolen and Cheri Armstrong of The Colony; grandson and wife, Jeff and Marci Armstrong of Prosper; grandson, Brad Armstrong of The Colony; sister, Allene Coker of Corsicana; and great-grandchildren, Lauren and Walker Armstrong of Prosper.


Cecil Verne Hale, Jr.
Oct 27, 1922 - Mar 15, 2006

Verne Hale, 84, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2006, in Corsicana.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Corley Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Verne Hale was born Oct. 27, 1922, in Palestine to Cecil Verne and Ruby Starnes Hale, and grew up in Corsicana where he met and married June Panton Jan. 25, 1943. He was a veteran, having served in the Army Air Corps in World War II. He was a graduate of Baylor Law School and received an LBB which degree was later changed to a doctor of jurisprudence.

In 1949, he moved to Grants, N.M., where he opened his law office and became the first resident lawyer. He had a civil practice and served as city attorney, assistant district attorney of Valencia County, and he also received an honorary deputy sheriff’s commission.

Verne’s primary sport was golf, which became his passion and he traveled to Scotland, Ireland and many other cities in Europe and all over the United States from New York to California to Hawaii. June also loved the game and accompanied him many times.

He and June received their private pilot license and Verne later received a commercial pilot license for single engine airplanes. He was a member of the Grants Civil Air Patrol performing search and rescue operations. He started the Chamber of Commerce in Grants, and was a charter member of the Grants-Milan Elks Lodge and a Past Master Mason of Malphais Lodge No. 71, A.F.&A.M. Masons of New Mexico, member of Santa Fe Consistory of Scottish Rite Masons, a Shriner, president of the Grants Scottish Rite Club, president of the Grants Shrine Club, a potentate’s aide, a member of the Shrine Air Patrol, chairman of the Grants Milan Airport Commission and he served at the state level on the New Mexico State Bar Committee of the Judiciary, president of the Valencia County Bar Association, president of the Cibola County Bar Association, member of the American Legion Local Post, director of the Zuni Mountain Country Club, member of the Order of the Eastern Star and also held all the offices in the Lions Club with 10 years of perfect attendance and was zone chairman.

He was active in the Republican Party. In 1972 he was on the same ticket with Richard Nixon when he ran for district judge.

Verne retired his law practice in 1985 and moved back to Corsicana. He was a board member of Twilight Home. He and June served as ushers at First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Hale is survived by his daughters, Nancy H. Mead, Mary Jane Ray and son-in-law Gerald Ray, and Suellen Heath. His grandchildren include Wes and Katheranne Mead, Deborah Mead, Sandra Madden, Jeremy and Mandy Ray, Pacian and Jill Heath, Patrice and Justin Haggard and, last but not least, Paige Heath. GrandPapa’s great-grandchildren are Shelby Mann, Payton Ray, Alaysia Haggard, Haley King-Mead and Ryan Howard Haggard.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cedar Lake, 625 N. Main St., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Loyd F. Selman Sr.
Feb 13, 1933 - Mar 16, 2006

Loyd F. Selman Sr., 73, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, March 16, 2006, in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services with military honors will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Younger Cemetery with Brother Paul Reedy officiating.

Mr. Selman was born Feb. 13, 1933, in Crockett County to Leo Selman and Ora Lee Shipley Selman.

Survivors include his sons, James Selman and wife Hope and Loyd Selman and wife Cathy, all of Corsicana, and Larry Selman of Houston; stepdaughters, Nancy Greer and Cathy Hyden, both of Dallas, Betty Nix of Mesquite and Terry Butler of Seagoville; grandchildren, Bryan Selman, Heidi Elder and Sara Clelland; great-grandchildren, Thomas Christian Clelland and Jaylyn Hope Elder; brothers, Jessie Carson of Coleman and William Carson of Goodridge; and sister, Margie Carson of Athens.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Joan (DuBose) Ollar
Oct 5, 1931 - Mar 15, 2006

Joan Ollar

Joan Ollar, 74, of Streetman passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2006, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel.

Joan was born Oct. 5, 1931, in Streetman to William Ray DuBose and Willie Jenkins DuBose. She was a loving wife, mother and best friend.

Survivors include her husband, Chuck Ollar of Streetman; son, Rich Ollar of Dallas; daughter, Kitty Riso of Elizabeth, Colo.; grandchildren, Cliff Riso, Alexis Ollar and Marissa Ollar; and sister, Frances Gregory of Georgia.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Delores Cooks
abt 1943 - Mar 10, 2006

Delores Cooks, 63, of Corsicana passed away Friday, March 10, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Quiet hour will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Scott Funeral Chapel. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at 13th Avenue Christian Church with the Rev. L.B. Crowder, pastor, officiating and Minister Clyde Chambers as eulogist. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Andres Marquez
abt 1947 - Mar 14, 2006

Andres Marquez, 59, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2006, in Corsicana. Rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel. Mass will be 11 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Andres Marquez
Andres Marquez, 59, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2006, in Corsicana. Rosary will be held Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Mass has been set for Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Danilo Ramos officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Guadlupe Marquez of Corsicana; son, Victor Marquez of Corsicana; daughters, Rosaura Ortega of Kansas; Carmen Sardina of Corsicana; Lucina Garcia of Corsicana; Montserrat Marquez of Corsicana; Juana Solis of Corsicana; 20 grandchildren, brother, Lorenzo Marquez of Mexico; sisters, Maria Marquez of Mexico; Guadalupe Marquez of Mexico


Eulalio Garcia
Dec 10, 1957 - Mar 14, 2006

Eulalio Garcia, 48, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2006, in Corsicana.

Rosary will be 6 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating.

Mass will be 9 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jose Valente Castillo, Jose Castillo, Victor Manuel Castillo, Alejandro Arteaga, Gabriel Munoz, Lorenzo Garcia, Rafael Garcia and Margarito Salas.

Mr. Garcia was born Dec. 10, 1957, in San Luis, Mexico to Juan Garcia and Emeregilda Torres Garcia. He worked at Russell Stover Candy Factory.

Survivors include his wife, Maria Loz Garcia of Corsicana; and sons, Juan Jose Garcia and Adan Arturo Garcia, both of Corsicana.

An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com by selecting the Eulalio Garcia obituary.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Bernice McDonald
abt 1929 - Mar 11, 2006

Bernice McDonald, 77, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, March 11, 2006, at Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Kelly Temple Church of God in Christ, 501 N. Third St., with Elder Billy Joe Kelly officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Lillian (Terry) Cox-Seale
June 30, 1918 - Mar 12, 2006

Lillian Cox Seale

Lillian Cox Seale, 87, of Corsicana and formerly of Canton, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2006, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Eubank Funeral Home Chapel in Canton with the Rev. Steve Glosup officiating. Interment will follow at Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton.

Family will receive friends one hour prior to service.

Mrs. Seale was born June 30, 1918, in Canton to James and Roberta Dunn Terry. She was Baptist by faith. When she was young, she loved to play softball and was known as the “Queen” of the softball pitchers. She also loved to go bowling and loved to win. She loved her family and friends and will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Carl Cox and Aubrey Seale; and son, Larry Cox.

Survivors include her three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Bill Bridges of Houston, Terry and Michael Groom of The Woodlands, and Jamie Pena of Dallas; son, Richard Cox of Waco; sister-in-law, Irene Tate of Corsicana; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Eubank Funeral Home, Canton.

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Lillian Cox Seale

Services for Lillian Cox Seale, 87, Corsicana, formerly of Canton, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2006, with Rev. Steve Glosup officiating, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home of Canton.
Interment was in Haven of Memories, Canton.
Mrs Seale died March 12, in Corsicana.
She was born June 30, 1918 in Canton, to James and Roberta Dunn Terry. She was Baptist by faith and was known as the “Queen” of the softball pitchers.
Mrs. Seale was preceded in death by husbands, Carl Cox and Aubrey Seale; son, Larry Cox.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Bill Bridges, Houston, Terry and Michael Groom, The Woodlands, and Jamie Pena, Dallas; son, Richard Cox, Waco; sister-in-law, Irene Tate, Corsicana; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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  • Van Zandt News

Robert Carnell Jones
Oct 29, 1953 - Mar 11, 2006

Robert Carnell Jones, 52, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, March 11, 2006, at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Taylor Memorial Church of God in Christ with Elder Willie G. Brown officiating and the Rev. Dairy Johnson as eulogist. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be nephews and cousins. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Wallace and Frederick McDonald.

Mr. Jones was born Oct. 29, 1953, in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his half-brother, Ivis Cleveland.

Survivors include his mother, Onie Jones Wallace of Corsicana; father and stepmother, Frank and Barbara Cleveland of Dallas; brother, Carl Wallace of Corsicana; sister, Janice Jones of Dallas; half-brothers and half-sisters, Derwood Cleveland, Dawfea Cleveland, Vonda Henderson and Fredrick Tony, all of Dallas; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Vernon Hutchinson
abt 1916 - Mar 12, 2006

Vernon Hutchinson, 90, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, March 12, 2006. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Modrall Cemetery with Lisa Godfrey officiating.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Mary Alice Jefferson

Mary Alice Jefferson, 56, of Hesperia, Calif., passed away Feb. 28, 2006, in Loma Linda, Calif. Services were 1 p.m. March 11, at Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Montgomery with the Rev. Thomas Williams, pastor, officiating. Interment followed at Long Street Cemetery in Richland. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Lexie Colbert
abt 1908 - Mar 9, 2006

Lexie Colbert, 98, of Kerens passed away Thursday, March 9, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Samaria Baptist Church with Pastor Johnny Vanibuls officiating. Interment will follow at Colbert Cemetery in Samaria. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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China Eula (Dubose) Black
April 8, 1919 - Mar 19, 2006

China Eula Black

China Eula Black, 86, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, March 19, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born April 8, 1919, in Eureka to J.E. and China Dubose. She attended Mildred schools until her senior year then moved to East Texas and attended Gaston High School. She married James Robert Black on Christmas Day in 1936 and was married 69 years until her death. They had lived in Corsicana since 1940. She worked at McLellan’s Five and Dime store, J.C. Penney’s and Bealls. She was a homemaker and a very devoted wife and mother. She was a member of First Baptist Church for many long years and was a member of the Solid Rockers Choir. She and James R. both volunteered at the Family Life Center.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. and Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Billy Don Watkins, Terry Watkins, Lance Watkins, Mark Hansen, Mark Powell and Alan Powell.

She was preceded in death by her parents, J.E. and China Dubose; brothers, Otto Dubose, J.C. Dubose and Buddy Dubose; and sisters, Corrine McDonald and Julia Mae Easterling.

Survivors include her husband of 69 years, James R. Black of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, China Black and Freddy L. Drew of Katy; and many other relatives.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Eva (Wester) Smith
May 8, 1918 - Mar 19, 2006

Eva W. Smith

Eva W. Smith, 87, of Fort Worth and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2006, in Fort Worth.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Restland Cemetery in Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Wester, Charles Sutton, George Sutton, Jeff Smith, Bill Smith and Tim Brady. Honorary pallbearers will be her nieces’ husbands.

Mrs. Smith was born May 8, 1918, in Mount Pleasant to J. F. Wester and Lemmie Mae Wester. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Eastern Star, president of Hospital Auxiliary and president of Business and Professional Women’s Association.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. T. Smith.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy E. and Jane Smith of Fort Worth and Jim and Celia Smith of Mabank; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Lula Mae Sutton of Sherman.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Mayme LaDelle (Pullen) Green-George
Jan 17, 1917 - Mar 20, 2006

Mayme LaDelle George

Mrs. LaDelle George, age 89, of Corsicana, Texas, died Monday, March 20, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana, Texas. She is survived by her husband Richard George of Corsicana, TX, Son & Daughter-in-law-Thomas & Valerie Green of College Station, TX, Sister-Dorrace Haynes of Kerrville, TX, Brother & Sister-in-law-John Henry, Jr. & Jewell Pullen of Royse City, TX Grand Daughter & Husband-Karen & Rick Patrick of Hueytown, AL, Grandson-Sean Green of College Station, TX Grandson-Colin Green of College Station, TX, Granddaughter-Alexandra Green of College Station, TX, Great Grand Son-Tyler Patrick of Hueytown, AL, Great Grand Son-Evan Patrick of Hueytown, As well as Numerous Nieces & Nephews. She was preceeded in death by her Husband-Thomas A. Green, Sr., and her Parents-John Henry & Mayme Pullen. Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, March 23, 2006. A Memorial service will be at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00 AM Friday, March 24, 2006, Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr. officiating.

Margie Mae (Nokes) Baker
July 14, 1925 - Mar 10, 2006

Margie Baker
BAKER, MARGIE, Of Irving, passed away Friday, March 10, 2006. She was born July 14, 1925 in Corsicana, Texas. Survivors include her husband Jerry Baker of Irving; sons Ricky Baker of Irving and Dennis Baker of Austin; brothers Vernon Nokes of Houston, Carl Nokes of Plains, and Robert Nokes of Caldwell; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 AM Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at Pattison Cemetery, Emhouse, Texas. The family will receive friends 3-6 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Ben F. Brown's Memorial Family Owned Since 1963 707 N. MacArthur Blvd. Irving (972) 254-4242

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  • Dallas Morning News

Doyle Wade Hickson
Dec 2, 1928 - Mar 6, 2006

AUBREY — Doyle Wade Hickson, 77, of Aubrey died Monday, March 6, 2006, in Lewisville. He was born on Dec. 2, 1928, in Corsicana to Odis and Bula Allen Hickson. He married Alice Day on Feb. 24, 1996, in Halletsville. He owned and operated a furniture store in Carrollton.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 8, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Slay Memorial Funeral Center, 400 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Aubrey. Wanda Neely will officiate. Burial will follow at Belew Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 7, from 7 to 8 p.m.

He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Virginia Leigh Sayhouni of Carrollton, Marcie Jane Palmer of Austin and Lori Ann Bittick of The Colony; and two sons, Kenneth Ellis Holt of Plano and Timothy Jack Holt of Lewisville; as well as one brother, Jerry Hickson of Duncanville. He is also survived by eight grandchildren.

Services are under the direction of Slay Memorial Funeral Center in Aubrey.

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  • Denton Record-Chronicle

Margaret Rose (Collins) Brown
Aug 23, 1925 - May 31, 2005

Margaret Rose Brown

Margaret Rose Brown,age 79, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 31, 2005. She was born Aug. 23, 1925 in Navarro County, TX to Grady and Myrtle (Echols) Collins.

Margaret's family was important to her and she taught them all the value and importance of family.
Throughtout her life, she served countless others in the Sweeny community, demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ in her ministry. Her family will miss holiday feasts, family celebrations and her loving spirit. The family rejoices in her legacy and the fact that one day we will be reunited with her. This is not goodbye, but only a brief separation.

Margaret is survived by her husband of 62 years, Bobby Gene Brown; daughter, Sandra Hudzietz and husband, Bob; daughter Terri Meadows and husband, Steve; son Bobby Gene Brown Jr. and wife, Nell; sisters Clara Florence and Zelda Crouch; grandchildren, Connie Marshall and husband, Wallace; Monica Gillespey and husband, Brian, Cheryl Rumsey and husband, Danny, Micah Goss and husband, Johnny, Maegan Hudzietz, Danielle Pennington and husband Jason; great-grandchildren, Ryan Marshall and wife, Janae, Nathanael, Zachary, Caleb Marshall; Derek and Kimberlyn Rumsey, Cody and Dillon Gillespey; and her caregivers, Alice Stone and Danielle Pennington. She was proceded in death by a son, Grady William "GW"
Brown.

"For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept my faith."
2 Timothy 4:6-7

The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday, June 3, 2005, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 4, 2005, at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Rev.
Steve Meadows officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck, TX.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Goss; Wally Marshall and Jason Pennington, Danny Rumsey, Ryan Marshall and Mike Stone.

Honorary pallbearers are Nathanael Marshall, Zachary Marshall, Caleb Marshall, Derek Rumsey, Kimberlyn Rumsey, Cody Gillespey and Dillon Gillespey.

Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (979)245-4613.

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  • Submitted by Sandra Davis - Mar 18, 2006
  • Published June 2, 2005 by thefacts.com covering Brazoria County

Joe Billy "Jay" Davis
Sept 13,1939 - Mar 13, 2006

Joe Billy Davis, 66, of Mont Belieu, TX, formerly North Shore, was born Sept 13,1939 in Dawson and passed away Monday, Mar 13, 2006 in a Baytown hospital.

He loved sports and western movies.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Mar 16,2006 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Mont Belvieu, 10110 Eagle Dr., Mont Belvieu, TX 77580, with Rev. Jake Porter officiating. His body was cremated.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Nelda Davis of Mont Belvieu; son, Randall Davis of Houston; daughters and son-in-law, Tammie and Dean Seibert of Humble and Brenda and John Lovett of Highlands; brother John Davis of TN; grandchildren, Shawn, Apryl, Dillon, Christina, Daniel, and Ian; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are under the direction of Navarre Funeral Home, Baytown, TX. (281)422-8111.

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  • Submitted by Sandra Davis - Mar 18, 2006
  • Son of Bruce Monroe and Elizabeth (Compton) Davis
  • North Channel The Sentinel - March 16, 2006 pg 4a

Bonnie Mae (Boyd) Fields
Jan 24, 1927 - Mar 22, 2006

Bonnie Boyd Fields, 79, of Blooming Grove died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, in Tyler.

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

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, March 24, at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Brother Grady Cashion officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, next to her beloved husband.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Pommerening, Rick Saunders, Bubba Fitzgerald, James Chapman, Don Williams and Steve Dworaczyk.

Bonnie was born Jan. 24, 1927, in Blooming Grove to Henry and Blanch Boyd. She was married to her late husband Calvin B. Fields for over 50 years.

She leaves behind a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Don Von Hoffman; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry D. Fields and Linda; a son and daughter-in-law, Sonny Fields and Kristi; daughter, Linda Ann Fields; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Alva Boyd of Midland.

Bonnie was well known throughout the community. She could always be counted on to lend a helping hand and a sympathetic ear. She was a devoted member of First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove for many years and loved and cherished her church family.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove.

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Robin L. Goodman
Aug 5, 1980 - Mar 21, 2006

Robin L. Goodman, 25, died Tuesday, March 21, 2006, in Corsicana.

He is survived by a son, Zeth Goodman of Rice; a stepdaughter, Emile Killian of Ennis; his parents, Stanley and Marie Goodman of Chatfield; a brother and his wife, Keith and Dana Goodman; three sisters, Annie and her husband Tommy Henson, Susan Sanderson, and Stacey and her husband Kevin Goodman; and his grandfather, Robert Clark of Chatfield.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Keever Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Mansell officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Branch Cemetery in Bardwell.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at J.E. Keever Mortuary.

Arrangements by J.E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis.

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Richard W. Steele
Sep 30, 1917 - Mar 21, 2006

Richard W. Steele, 88, of Tyler and formerly of Streetman and Dallas, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2006, in Tyler.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. John Ziegler officiating. Interment will follow at Birdston Cemetery.

Mr. Steele was born Sept. 30, 1917, in the Midway community in Navarro County to White Gregg Steele and Jewell Kelly Steele. He was a member of the U.A.W. and retired from Purex Corporation in Dallas. After retirement, he enjoyed farming and ranching and working with his horses. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the European Theatre of Operations. He was involved in the Battle of the Bulge and the Battle of St. Lo.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie Steele in 1996; and a brother, Kenneth Steele.

Survivors include his son, Melvin Goodman of Dallas; daughters, Joan Bruckwicki and husband Paul of Tyler and April Goodman of Arlington; grandson, Sam Bruckwicki; brother, Roger Steele of Phoenix, Ariz.; and a sister, Genevievee Costello of Grand Saline.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Jimmy Lee Ingram Sr.
Mar 16, 1933 - Mar 20, 2006

Jimmy Lee Ingram Sr., 73, of Corsicana passed away Monday, March 20, 2006, at his residence.

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

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church with Bishop K.D. Davis Sr., pastor, officiating and the Rev. Arthur Faulk as eulogist. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Mr. Ingram was born March 16, 1933, in Roane.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Ingram; father, Frank Ingram; son, Jimmy Lee Ingram Jr.; and brother, Floyd Ingram.

Survivors include his mother, Maggie Ingram of Corsicana; daughters, Jimmie Faye Ingram Guinyard of Corsicana, Cathy Ingram Honey of Garland, Linda Ingram Major of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Ella King Johnson of DeSoto; sons, Bobby Ingram of Dallas and James Ingram of Huntsville; stepsons, Vernell Faulk and Isaac Faulk of Corsicana; stepdaughter, Ruby Jordan of Powell; several grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Jerry Ruth (Armstrong) Baugus
abt 1950 - Mar 22, 2006

Jerry Ruth Armstrong Baugus, 56, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2006, in Corsicana. Memorial services will follow at a later date at Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Mary Louise (Sullivan) Jones-Hooker  
Mar 12, 1917 - Mar 20, 2006

Mrs. Louise Hooker, 89, of Barry, Texas and formerly of Carlsbad, New Mexico passed away on Monday, March 20, 2006 in Corsicana, Texas. She was born on March 12, 1917. She worked as a waitress. Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2006 at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Texas with the Rev. Pete Jorgenson officiating. Mrs. Hooker is survived by her Sons & Daughters-in-Law, Kenny & Colleen Jones of Barry, Texas and Pete & Diane Jones of Dallas, Texas, Grandsons, Bret Jones of Houston, Texas and Cody Jones of Waco, Texas, Granddaughter, Stacy Jones of Barry, Texas, Great Grandsons, Ryan Jones of Barry, Texas and Jacob Jones of Rice, Texas.

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Louise Hooker, 89, of Barry passed away Monday, March 20, 2006, in Corsicana. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 27, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Pete Jorgenson officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Francis F. Weber

Francis F. Weber, resident of Corsicana, Texas passed away Sunday March 12, 2006 at Mel-Haven Nursing Home at the age of 87 years. Memorial services will be at a later date with burial of his remains in Miami, Florida


Rev. William A. Corley
Oct 22, 1925 - Mar 21, 2006

Rev. William A. Corley, 80 of Corsicana passed away March 21, 2006 in Corsicana. Mr. Corley was born October 22, 1925 in Canton Texas to Lecil Corley and Leota Jackson Corley. He went to school in China Grove, Phalba, and Canton. After graduation he attended Jacksonville Baptist College, Baptist Missionary Seminary and Texas Weslyn University. He served in the United States Military in the 103rd Infantry Division, receiving the Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge and Bronze Star during World War II. He pastored churches in China Grove, Travis Street in Jacksonville, Parker Street in Mineral Wells, Calvary Baptist in Crockett, First Baptist in Ferris, Fifth Street in Levelland, First Baptist in Cross Roads, First Baptist in Blooming Grove, First Baptist in Joaquin, Ebenezer in Huntsville, Texas. Served on the Board of Directors on T.A.N.E. Served Trustee Texas Baptist Home for Children, President Mission Board-Trustee State Revolving Loan Fund,Trustee Daniel Springs Encampment.

Surviving Relatives are wife Ruby Corley of Corsicana, Daughters Debbie and husband James A. Wright of Corsicana, Greta and husband Clitis Jordan of Corsicana. Brothers F.A. Corley of Athens, Richard Corley of Breckenridge, Sisters Hazie McGomery of China Grove, Peggy Gurley of China Grove, Joan Hutchinson of Point. 6 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild. Numerous Nieces and Nephews.
Services are Thursday March 23, 2006 at 2:00pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Wednesday evening 5-9 pm. China Grove Baptist Church Friday morning 9-11am in China Grove, Texas.
Officiating the service are Bro. Grady Cashion,Bro.Gaylon Henry, Bro. Deward Mullen, Bro. Jeff Godwin, Bro. Jay Williams.

Burial will be graveside service 2:00pm Friday at Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton Texas.

Pallbearers are Ron Lynch, Larry Farish, Bobby Wells, Kenneth Morris, Larry Morris, Paul Weatherford, Jack Savage, A.Y. Monhondro.
Honorary pallbearers are Deacons of Churches he has pastored.
Arrangements Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana Texas.


Larkin George Coston
Apr 8, 1922 - Mar 25, 2006

Larkin G. Coston

Larkin G. Coston, 83, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, March 25, 2006 at Heritage Oaks West.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hamilton-Beemon Cemetery with the Rev. Darin Wood officiating.

Mr. Coston was born April 8, 1922 in Hampton, Ark.

Survivors include wife Angie Coston of Corsicana; son Larkin Coston of Corsicana; daughters Donna Rose of Corsicana and Linda Estell of Kerens; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Billy J. White

Billy J. White, 57, of Corsicana, a former employee of Willamhouse, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors Inc., 4000 Miller Ave., Fort Worth, and from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Life Works Bible Church, 103 Lyndale Ave., DeSoto.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 409 N. Third St., Corsicana, with the Rev. Dairy Johnson Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Falls County Cemetery in Marlin.

Survivors include his children, Kevin White (Trina), Elizabeth Reed (Chris), and Billy White (Tamika); brothers, Kenneth White, Curtis White and Michael Evans; sister, Patsy Davis; five grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

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

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Larry Gene Vandiver
May 25, 1948 - Mar 24, 2006

Larry Vandiver, 57, of Frost passed away Friday, March 24, 2006 at his residence.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Dresden Cemetery.

Mr. Vandiver was born May 25, 1948 in Longview.

He was preceded in death by his parents Troy Eugene and Estelle Williams Vandiver.

Survivors include son Adam Vandiver of Frost; grandchildren Ashley and Nichols; and sister Carol Harris of Temple.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Ruby Jewell (Melton) Marriott
Feb 23, 1926 - Mar 23, 2006

Ruby Jewell Marriott, 80, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, March 23, 2006, at Ennis Regional Medical Center.

Ruby Jewell was born Feb. 23, 1926, in Corsicana to Marvin and Annie Melton.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Kandy Marriott; daughter, Rita Wilemon; grandsons, Darrell Marriott and Matthew Wilemon; granddaughters, Lori Marriott, Amy Duncan and Kally Marriott; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Ruby decided to continue giving her life by willing her body to UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

There will be a private family memorial.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to UT Southwestern Medical Center, P.O. Box 910888, Dallas, TX 75391-0888, (214) 648-2344

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Virginia (Schomerus) Antill
Jul 8, 1918 - Mar 26, 2006

Mrs. Virginia Schomerus Antill, age 87, of Corsicana, TX, died Sunday, March 26, 2006.
She is survived by Daughter & son-in-law; Virginia and Morris Ward of Athens, TX.;Daughter-in-Law-Hilla Whitaker of West Hills, CA.; Grandson Terry Ward of Mexia, TX.; Grandson Kenneth Ward of Athens, TX.; Grandson & Wife Dwayne & Sharron Ward of McKinney, TX.; Grandson David Whitaker of West Hills, CA.; Granddaughter Christine Shackelfore of San Diego, CA.; Great Granddaughter McKenna Shackelfore of San Diego, CA.; Great Granddaughter Rachel Ward of McKinney, TX.; Great Grandson Christopehr Ward of McKinney, TX.; Sister & brother-in-law Frances & Glenn Phillips of Longview, TX.; Brother & sister-in-law W.D. & Marilyn Schomerus of Quinlin, TX.; Sister-in-law Norma Schomerus of Beaumont, TX.; Special Friend Beatrice Richards of Corsicana, TX.; and Special Friend Linda Allsup of Corsicana, TX.

She is preceded in death by: Husband Ralph Antill, Son Bill Whitaker, Parents Weert S. & Lillie Schomerus, Brother & sister-in-law Jesse & Louise Schomerus and Brother Densil Schomerus.

Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at Corely Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at Calvary Worship Center at 4:00 PM Wednesday, March 29, 2006 , with Dr. Gary W. Johnson and Rev. Frank Upchurch officiating. Pallbears will be Christopher Ward, Dwayne Ward, Kenny Ward, Brad Phillips, Mike Schomerus, Marc Schomerus, Ronnie Schomerus, and Glenn Phillps. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas.

Alvin Fred Watson, Sr.
Feb 22, 1914 - Mar 25, 2006

Mr. Alvin F. Watson, Sr., age 92, of Corsicana, Texas, died Saturday, March 25, 2006, in Corsicana, TX.

He is survived by his Daughter & son-in-law Sue & Maurice Waggoney of Quitman, TX.; Son & daughter-in-law Fred & Linda Watson of Grand Prairie, TX.; Daughter & son-in-law Debbie & Dale Lake of Corsicana, TX.; Grandchild Bashie Waggoner of Hollywood, CA.; Grandchild Kay Watson of Grand Prairie, TX.; Grandchild Kim Watson of Grand Prairie, TX.; Grandchild Chris Lake of Corsicana, TX.; Grandchild Jamie Lake of Corsicana, TX.; Great Grandchild Tyler Lake of Corsicana, TX.; Sister-in-law Coretta Watson of Mexia, TX. Sister-in-law Louise Watson of Mexia, TX.; Sister-in-law Naomi Watson of Mexia, TX.; and Brother-in-law Buck Thompson of Corsicana, TX.

She is preceded in Death by his wife Faye (Britton) Watson.

Funeral service will be at Trinity Baptist Church at 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 29, 2006 , with the Rev. Clayton Smith officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana, TX.


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Alvin F. Watson Sr. - 3/27/06

Alvin F. Watson Sr., 92, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, March 25, 2006 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Clayton Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Don Watson, Bill Watson, Lonnie Watson, Leo Beene, Wayne Watson and Bob Duncan.

Mr. Watson was born Feb. 22, 1914 to Victor and Alvis Watson in Mexia. He was self-employed as an antique dealer and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye (Britton) Watson.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law Sue and Maurice Waggoner of Quitman and Miss Debbie and Dale Lake of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law Fred and Linda Watson of Grand Prairie; grandchildren Bashie Waggoner of Hollywood, Kay Watson and Kim Watson of Grand Prairie, and Chris Lake and Jaime Lake of Corsicana; great-grandchild Tyler Lake of Corsicana; sisters-in-law Corette Watson, Louise Watson and Naomi Watson, all of Mexia; and brother-in-law, Buck Thompson of Corsicana.

An online guest book and video tribute are available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com by selecting the Alvin F. Watson Sr. obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Isabell Ann Zuniga
Nov 1, 2005 - Mar 26, 2006

 Isabell Ann Zuniga, 4 months, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, March 26, 2006, at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.

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

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary Cemetery with the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating.

Isabell Ann Zuniga was born Nov. 1, 2005, in Corsicana.

Pallbearers include Jose Zuniga, Rickey Castillo, Jimmy Zuniga and Andy Zuniga.

Survivors include her parents, Jose Jr. and Terisa Zuniga of Corsicana; sister, Annabell Marie Zuniga of Corsicana; grandparents, Jose Sr. and Gloria Zuniga, Pete Castillo, and Cecilia Guerra, all of Corsicana; great-grandparents, Mary Guerra and Joe Guerra, both of Corsicana, and Armandina Zuniga of Weslaco; uncles and aunts, Jimmy and Melody Guerra and Rickey and Brittani Castillo, all of Corsicana; uncles, Greg Lopez of Waxahachie, Jimmy Zuniga of Austin, and Andy Zuniga of Corsicana; aunts, Ashley Castillo, Denise Zuniga and Kathleen Castillo, all of Corsicana; family friend, Hector Verdin of Kerens; and cousins, Rigoberto Castillo, Amaya Castillo, Rickey Pete Castillo, Jayden Castillo, and Zachery Castillo, all of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
 

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Garland Sidney ‘Sid’ Johnston
Feb 3, 1928 - Mar 27, 2006

Garland Sidney “Sid” Johnston, 68, of Corsicana went home to be with the Lord Monday, March 27, 2006.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Yuill, Darrell Johnston, Scott Crenshaw and Tommy Day.

Mr. Johnston was born Feb. 3, 1928, in Powell. He attended schools in Kerens and Corsicana. At the age of 17, he joined the Navy and worked with aviation fuel for two years then was in the Reserves for two years. He was owner of Johnston Bait and Tackle for 30 years retiring in 1995 to Eureka. Sid and his wife Beverly of 46 years returned to Corsicana after a long battle with cancer. Sid, who was a proud father and grandfather, was a friendly and outgoing man who never met a stranger and was always a joy to be around. He attended Calvary Worship Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Eva Johnston; brothers, Roland Johnston, Weldon Johnston, Roy “Buck” Johnston and L.V. “Cotton” Johnston; and sister, Bennie Thompson.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Johnston of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Tracy Johnston of Blooming Grove; daughter and son-in-law, Amy Beth and David Anderson of Corsicana; brothers, Ed Johnston of San Antonio, Doug Johnston of Sherman and Butch Johnston of San Antonio; sisters, Elanor Donaho of San Antonio, Jane Frazier of San Antonio, Annette Dugan of San Antonio, Evalyn Johnston of Round Rock and Charlotte Finch of Austin; and grandchildren, Jess Anderson, Kaden Johnston and Abbie Joy Anderson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Worship Center Building Fund.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Marvin Leroy Gray
Sep 24, 1923 - Mar 26, 2006

Marvin Leroy Gray, 82, of Lefors passed away Sunday, March 26, 2006, in Lefors.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel in Pampa with the Rev. C.W. Parker, chaplain of Odyssey Healthcare, officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Mausoleum with military honors courtesy of the U.S. Army, Fort Hood.

Mr. Gray was born Sept. 24, 1923, in Enid, Okla. He married Virginia “Billie” Tillman Dec. 31, 1948, in Pampa. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in five campaigns during World War II. In 2001, he was inducted into the Freedom Museum Veteran’s Hall of Fame. Mr. Gray worked for Cabot Carbon Black for over 20 years as a maintenance supervisor. He was a member of the Pampa VFW Post, and he was a Baptist. He was a former resident of Corsicana for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia “Billie” Gray of Lefors; two sons, Everett Leon Gray of Fort Worth and Ronald Elbert Gray of Graham; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Sylvia Beede; and a brother, Donald Gray.

Memorials may be made to Odyssey Healthcare, 6900 W. Interstate 40, Suite 150, Amarillo, TX 79106; or the Lefors Volunteer Fire Department.

Arrangements by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors, Pampa.

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Cleo (Jarrett) Coggins
Feb 11, 1912 - Mar 27, 2006

Cleo Jarrett Coggins, 94, of Corsicana passed away Monday, March 27, 2006, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating.

Mrs. Coggins was born Feb. 11, 1912, in Italy, Texas. She was a member of Telephone Pioneers of America and First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Coggins; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Jarrett; brother, John Weldon Jarrett; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Joe Coggins Jr.; and other family members.

Survivors include her niece, Linda L. White of Corsicana; nephew, John Cullen and Amy White and family of Ennis; stepson, Joe Coggins Jr. of Corsicana; grandson, Jack Coggins of Corsicana; granddaughter, Sue Hoffman and family of California; and caregivers and friends, Onie Wallace and Bettie Evans, both of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mattie Lois (Coker) McCary
Aug 16, 1921 - May 14, 1991

Mattie Lois McCary

Mattie Lois McCary, 84, went to be with the Lord on March 26, 2006.

Lois was born in Eureka on Aug. 16, 1921, to Arthur Thomas Coker and Annie Mosley Coker. On Nov. 26, 1938, she married Byron Monroe McCary in Corsicana. They were married for 52 years until Byron passed away on May 14, 1991. She and Byron moved to Houston, where they raised five children.

She is survived by three brothers, Clinton “Jelly” Coker, Floyd Coker and Jimmy Dee Coker; and two sisters, Genevie Paul and Lillie Laney. She is also survived by three daughters, Melva and Elvin White of Tyler, Beverly Ashmore of Houston, and Elaine and Jerry Nichols of Houston; and two sons, James McCary of Houston and Glenn and Terry McCary of Leavenworth, Kan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Byron Monroe McCary; three brothers, Orion Coker, Winston Coker and Bobby Coker; a sister, Betty Coker Sanches; and a grandson, Rocky Lynn Payne.

Lois was a devout Christian all of her life and loved serving her Lord and her family and friends. She was totally happy in her home cooking and feeding her family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 31, at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Payne, Rusty McCary, Ricky Ashmore, Jason Ashmore, Jarad Payne and Joe LaBorde. Honorary pallbearers will be David Montgomery, Robin Antonson, Leanne Ashmore, Amanda Washburn, Floyd Coker, Clinton “Jelly” Coker, Jimmy Dee Coker, Genevie Paul and Lillie Laney.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Iva Vern Stewart
Mar 13, 1909 - Mar 28, 2006

Miss Iva Vern Stewart, 97, an industrious farmer and homemaker, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2006.

Ida was born March 13, 1909, the middle child of three children born to Lydia and Tom Stewart. She graduated from Corsicana High School in 1930 and went off to business school in Tyler. After completing business school, jobs were scarce due to the Depression, so she went back home to Pursley and with her sister’s help decided to try farming and ranching. She liked to tell people that she wore out three tractors over the years getting the plowing done. Her “can do” attitude, determination and perseverance helped her succeed at whatever she did. Gardening, sewing and quilting were tasks she enjoyed and took pride in. When someone wanted to buy vegetables from the garden or one of her quilts, it made her day.

Iva was a longtime member of Pursley Church of Christ and a member of Westhill Church of Christ after moving to Corsicana.

She is survived by her niece, Mary Jane Henderson; nephews, Frank Stewart and John Terry Stewart; and numerous great and great-great-nieces, nephews and cousins. Iva was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Evan “Whit” Stewart; and sister, Audrey Stewart.

The family would like to thank special caregivers Mary Taylor, Sheila Goff and Charlene Weston. The family also wants to thank Heritage Oaks Retirement Village and her friends there for helping make her feel at home the past four years.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at Corley Funeral Chapel with Ferman Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat. Pallbearers will be Dan Gannon, Eddie Villarreal, Leslie Mann, William Mann, L.B. Pennington and Trey Stewart.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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James Walter Moran
Oct 17, 1926 - Mar 28, 2006

Mr. James Walter Moran, 79, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2006 in Corsicana, Texas.
He was born on October 17, 1926 in Illinois.

He is surived by his loving wife: Betty May Wison of Corsicana, TX, daughter: Teresa Grace Moran of Baytown, TX., Grandson: Mario Vargas, Jr. of Baytown, TX.

Memorial Services To Be Held at a later date.


Allie Milfred (Hutson) Dominy
Oct 23, 1914 - Mar 29, 2006

Our precious mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Allie Milfred Hutson Dominy, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Home.

Milfred was born Oct. 23, 1914, in Centralia, Trinity County. She was the 10th child in a very close-knit family of 12 children born to Rosada Burke Hutson and Richmond Lee Hutson. In 1932, Milfred graduated from Lufkin High School. She married Charles Finis Dominy Jan. 9, 1935. She and Finis shared 67 wonderful years together. Most of their married life was spent in Corsicana, having moved there in 1944.

Milfred was preceded in death by her parents and nine older brothers and sisters. Her husband, Finis, died at the age of 98 on Dec. 19, 2001. Her beautiful daughter, Linda Louise Dominy Brim, died Sept. 11, 2005.

Milfred is survived by one sister, Louise Hutson Garrison of Baytown; one brother, Standley Hutson of Corpus Christi; her son, Dan Dominy and wife Rita of Corsicana; her daughter, Robbie Nell Dominy Sallee and husband Mickey of San Angelo; seven grandchildren, Chris Coker and wife Brigitte of San Angelo, Louis Huggins and wife Cheryl of Austin, Paige Downs and husband Richard of Arlington, Wendy McCaskill and husband Scott of Wimberley, Mitch Coker of San Angelo, Dana Wetzel and husband Michael of Doniphan, Mo., and Wes Dominy and wife Lea of Corsicana; and eight great-grandchildren, Madison Downs, Collin and Lily Dominy, Max, Zac and Rex McCaskill, Logan Wetzel and Cameron Coker.

Milfred was truly the matriarch of our family. She was not only beautiful on the outside, she was equally beautiful on the inside as well. To all us, she was perfection. Milfred was a strong Christian and lifelong member of the Church of Christ.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 31, at Westhill Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. The family will meet and visit with friends and relatives from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Chris Coker, Louis Huggins, Wes Dominy, Mitch Coker, Gary Brim and great-grandsons Collin Dominy, Logan Wetzel and Max McCaskill.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Charles Don Reed
Mar 31, 1939 - Mar 28, 2006

Don Reed

Don Reed, 66, of Angus passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at his residence.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. John L. LaNoue officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Masons will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Reed was born March 31, 1939, in Barry. He was past master of Barry Masonic Lodge No. 839, member of Scottish Rite, member of the Hella Garland Shrine and the Karem Shrine of Waco.

Survivors include his father, Weldon Reed of Plainview; wife, Linda Reed of Angus; sons and daughter-in-law, Rick and Marietta Reed of Corsicana and Robert Reed of Florida; brother, David Reed of Gainesville; sister, Sue Bolding of Plainview; and two grandchildren, Kelley and Daniel.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Reed, Don

Don Reed CORSICANA -- Funeral services for Don Reed, 66, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. John LaNoue officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Corsicana. Mr. Reed died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at his residence. He was born March 31, 1939, in Barry. He was past master of Barry Masonic Lodge #839, member of the Scottish Rite, member of the Hella Garland Shrine and the Karen Shrine of Waco. Survivors include his wife, Linda Reed of Angus; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Rick and Marietta Reed of Corsicana and Robert Reed of Florida; one brother, David Reed of Gainesville; one sister, Sue Bolding of Plainview; and two grandchildren. Online condolences can be made at www.griffin-roughton.com
Published in the Plainview Daily Herald from 3/31/2006 - 4/1/2006.


Jack ‘Baby Jack’ Phillips
Mar 9, 1924 - Mar 29, 2006

Jack “Baby Jack” Phillips, 82, of Blooming Grove passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2006, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 4 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove with Brother Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Brian Phillips, David Phillips, Aaron Mershawn, Randy Owen, Sam May, Chris Owen and Trenton Herod.

Mr. Phillips was born March 9, 1924. He had a love of animals and coon hunting with his buddies. He retired from US Gypsum after 25 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Phillips; son, John Phillips; parents, Chaude and Maggie Phillips; and sister, Mildred Barnes.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Phillips of Blooming Grove; daughters, Sue Mershawn and husband Roy, Donna Phillips, Jackie Owen and husband Dwayne, all of Blooming Grove, and Lee Ann Herod and husband Jack of Barry; daughters-in-law, Barbara Phillips of Corsicana and Sherry Mitchell of Blooming Grove; grandchildren, Brian Phillips, David Phillips and wife Hanna, Debbye Owen and husband Randy, Amy May and husband Sam, Aaron Mershawn and wife Kim, Chris Owen and wife Stacy, Danika Herod and Trenton Herod; nine great-grandchildren and numerous friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove.

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Jack Phillips
Jack "Baby Jack" Phillips 82 of Blooming Grove, passed away March 29, 2006 in Corsicana. He was born March 9, 1924. He had a love for animals and coon hunting with his buddies. He was retired from US Gypsum after 25 years of service.

Visitation will be 6-8pm Thursday March 30, 2006 at Griffin-Roughton Blooming Grove. Services will be Friday March 31, 2006 Griffin-Roughton Chapel Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearer are grandsons Brian Phillips, David Phillips, Aaron Mershawn, Randy Owen, Sam May, Chris Owen and Trenton Herod.

He is survived by wife Ruby Phillips, daughters and sons in law Sue and Roy Mershawn, Donna Phillips, Jackie and Dwayne Owen all of Blooming Grove, Lee Ann an Jack Herod of Barry.
Daughters in law Barbara Phillips of Corsicana and Sherry Mitchell of Blooming Grove. Grandchildren and spouses Brian Phillips, David and Hanna Phillips, Debbye and Randy Owen, Amy and Sam May, Aaron and Kim Mershawn, Chris and Stacy Owen, Danika Herod and Trenton Herod. 9 Great Grandchildren and numerous friends.

He is preceded by wife Evalyn Phillips, son John Phillips, parents Claude and Maggie Phillips and sister Mildred Barnes.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana


Travis Horn
Dec 16, 1930 - Mar 28, 2006

Travis Horn, 75, of Kerens passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2006, in Tyler.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Kerens with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating and Dr. Bruce M. Murray assisting. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Larry Cottrell, David Paschal, Monte Huggins, Sammy Franklin, Ed Strange and Jayson Engel.

Mr. Horn was born Dec. 16, 1930, in the Oak Grove community near Kerens.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Horn of Kerens; daughters, Janet Williams of Hillsboro and Jean Murray of Austin; sons, Rusty Horn of Whitney, Garland Horn of Fairfield and Clint Horn of Cayuga; brothers, Clinton Horn of San Antonio and Johnny Earl Horn of Lancaster; sisters, Wanda Alberts of Garland and Hattie Wyatt of Plainville, Ga.; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund in Kerens.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Mildred L. (Moore) Sanders
Oct 26, 1921 - Mar 28, 2006

Mildred L. Sanders

Mildred L. Sanders, 84, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at Ennis Regional Medical Center.

She was born Oct. 26, 1921, in Munday, the daughter of Corrigan and Lura Fisher Moore. She was reared in Dawson where she attended school. In March 1952, she married to James W. Sanders. After their marriage, they lived in Ennis where she was employed by Ennis Tag for five years. She was later employed as an operator for Bell Telephone for 15 years, retiring in 1966. She was a member of Anthony Drive Baptist Church, Ennis Art Club, Waxahachie Art Club and the Ennis Rebekah Lodge. She loved art which she taught for many years, enjoying landscapes and bluebonnets.

She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Sharon and Bruce Bryson of Corsicana and Judy and Garry Sills of Midlothian; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Keever Chapel with the Rev. Eddie Ricks officiating. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. today at Lake Chapel Cemetery in Fairfield.

Arrangements by J.E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis.

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Leslie E. Hadley
Sep 14, 1934 - Mar 30, 2006

Mr. Leslie E. Hadley, 71, of Purdon passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2006 in Corsicana. He was born on September 14, 1934 in Corsicana, Texas to William & Fay Baldauf Hadley. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force. He retired after 20 years of service to his country. He later was employed in the maintenance department at Regal, retiring after 15 years of service. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 31, 2006 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside services will held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2006 at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana. Mr. Hadley was preceded in death by his Parents, William & Fay Hadley and a Sister, Mary Lewis. He is survived by his Wife, Edna Hadley of Purdon, Texas. Son, Mark Hadley of Dallas, Texas. Daughter & Son-in-Law, Tammy & John Moore of Lovelady, Texas. Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Cousins.

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Leslie E. Hadley

Leslie E. Hadley, 71, of Purdon passed away Thursday, March 30, 2006, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating.

Mr. Hadley was born Sept. 14, 1934, in Corsicana. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force. He retired after 20 years of service to his country. He later was employed in the maintenance department at Regal, retiring after 15 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Fay Hadley; and sister, Mary Lewis.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Hadley of Purdon; son, Mark Hadley of Dallas; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and John Moore of Lovelady; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 200 N. 13th St., Suite 102, Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Betty May (Wilson) Moran
Jul 20, 1943 - Mar 28, 2006

Mrs. Betty May Wilson Moran, 62, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2006 in Corsicana, Texas.
She was born on July 20, 1943 in Richmond, VA. to Fred and Grace Namoni McCure Wilson.

She is preceded in death by her husband James Walter Moran and her parents Fred and Grace Wilson.

She is survived by her daughter, Teresa Grace Moran of Baytown, TX., Grandson: Mario Vargas, Jr. of Baytown, TX., sister and brother-in-law: Helen Wilson and Francis Gray, nephew and his family: Chris & Robbie Gary and their daughters: Jordan & Sidney and niece and her family: Cynthia Gary Dulgher and her children: Brittany, Christian, and Hannah.

Memorial Services to be held at a later date.


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