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James Loyd Taylor
Jul 25, 1941 - Mar 30, 2006

James Loyd Taylor

James Loyd Taylor, 64, died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

He was born July 25, 1941, in Ennis, the son of Loyd W. and Helen Randolph Taylor. He was reared in Ennis and was a 1958 graduate of Ennis High School. On July 20, 1962, he married Janell Spence of Ennis. After their marriage, they lived in Ennis. He was employed as a parts manager at Ford Motor Company dealerships for over 40 years. He loved woodworking and gardening. He was a member of Anthony Drive Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Janell of Ennis; a son and his wife, Kevin and Melisa Taylor of Ennis; a daughter and her husband, Kim and Chad Hrnjak of Alma; his father, Loyd Taylor of Ennis; a brother and his wife, Ricky and Dena Taylor of Corsicana; a sister and her husband, Sandra and Wayne Turner of Ennis; one grandchild, Taylor Hrnjak; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Taylor in November 2003.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Keever Chapel with the Rev. Eddie Ricks officiating. Interment will follow at Rice Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Harold Taylor, Darrell Spence, Rusty Nelson, Spence Morton, Andy Nunn and Brad Spence.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at J.E. Keever Mortuary.

An online guest book is available at www.jekeever.com by selecting the James L. Taylor obituary.

Arrangements by J.E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis.

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Clarence Robert Dawson
Dec 5, 1924 - Mar 30, 2006

Clarence Dawson

Clarence Dawson, 81, of Mineola passed away Thursday, March 30, 2006, in Mineola.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Dresden Cemetery with Chris Moody officiating.

Pallbearers will be David Dawson Jr., Rusty Dawson, Danny Page, George Page, Daniel Sikes and David Sikes.

Mr. Dawson was born Dec. 5, 1924, in Milford.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorena Dawson on Jan. 20, 2003.

Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, David and Diane Dawson of Mesquite, Robert Dawson of Frost, and Clarence and Ann Dawson of Brenham; daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Audie Reed of Hawkins, and Christine and Shelton Page of Overton; 16 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Clarence Dawson

Clarence Dawson,81 of Mineola, Texas passed away March 30, 2006 at his residence. He was born December 5, 1924 in Milford Texas to Clarence Robert Sr.and Emma Lou Helms Dawson.

Visitation will be 6-8pm Satuday April 1, 2006 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be graveside 2pm Sunday April 2, 2006 with Chris Moody officiating.

Survivors are Sons and Daughters in law David and Diane Dawson of Mesquite, Robert Dawson of Frost, Clarence and Ann Dawson of Brenham. Daughters and Sons in law, Brenda and Audie Reed of Hawkins, Christine and Shelton Page of Overton. 16 Grandchildren, 37 Great Grandchildre and 23 Great Great Grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by wife Lorena Dawson on January 20, 2003.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Corsicana, Texas.


Brenda Joyce Campbell
Abt 1965 - Mar 26, 2006

Brenda Joyce Campbell, 41, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, March 26, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at 13th Avenue Christian Church, 817 E. 13th Ave. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
 

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Malinda Adelaide (Pevehouse) Sears
Dec 16, 1954 - Feb 25, 1930

Mrs. Adelaide Sears Dies.
Special to the News
CORSICANA, Texas. Feb. 26 - Funeral services for Mrs. Adelaide Sears, Aged 75 years, native of Navarro County and pioneer resident of Blooming Grove community, who died Tuesday, were held Wednesday.  She was born in the Dresden community and was the wife of the late Tim Sears, who died many years ago.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Walter E. Huffstuttler, Blooming Grove; a number of grandchildren and five brothers.  David Pevehouse, Germyn, Jack County; Louis Pevehouse, Blooming Grove; Will Pevehouse, Blooming Grove; Frank Pevehouse, Frost, and Walter Pevehouse, Corsicana.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR NATIVE OF COUNTY

Funeral services for Mrs. Adelaide Sears, aged 75 years, native of Navarro county and pioneer resident of Blooming Grove, with interment in the Cross Roads cemetery. The services were conducted by C. L. Jones and Rev. W. Z. Corbin.

Mrs. Sears was born in the Dresden community. She was the wife of the late Tim Sears, who died many years ago.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Walter E. Huffstutler, Blooming Grove; a number of grandchildren and five brothers, David Pevehouse, Germyn, Jack county; Louis Pevehouse, Blooming Grove; Will Pevehouse, Blooming Grove; Frank Pevehouse, Frost, and Walter Pevehouse, Corsicana.

Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse and Deputy District Clerk Doyle Pevehouse of Corsicana attended the funeral services for their aunt.

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Mattie Elizabeth (Reeves) Goodman
Sep 10, 1888 - July 28, 1955

Mrs. Hattie Goodman
Special to The News

CORSICANA, Texas. - Mrs. Hattie Elizabeth Goodman, 66, wife of B. B. Goodman of Navarro Mills, died at the family home Thursday.

Funeral services were held Friday from the Navarro Mills Baptist Church with burial in the Dresden Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of Navarro Mills; three sons, Ray Goodman of Houston; N. J. Goodman and Olan Goodman, both of Stamford; two daughters, Mrs. Louise Freeze and Mrs. Willie Ruth Thompson, both of Dallas; seven grandchildren; three brothers and four sisters.

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  • Submitted by Becky Mann
  • Navarro County Cemetery Book lists her as "Mattie E. Goodman
  • Buried next to Chester Audine Goodman who I assume is another son ( Jun 26, 1919 - Feb 25, 1927)
  • View Obituary Clipping

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Friday Services For Mrs. Goodman

Mrs. Hattie Elizabeth Goodman, 66, died at the family home in Navarro Mills Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Navarro Mills Baptist church Friday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Dresden Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. T. Allmon, Baptist minister of Hubbard, and Rev. L. B. Fowler, pastor.

Surviving are her husband, B. B. Goodman, Navarro Mills; three sons, Ray Goodman, Houston; N. J. and Olan Goodman, both of Stamford; two daughters, Mrs. Louise Freeze and Mrs. Willie Ruth Thompson, both of Dallas; seven grandchildren; three brothers, George Reeves, California; Joe A. Reeves, Dallas, and John Reeves, Frost; four sisters, Mrs. Y. M. Lewis, Purdon,; Mrs. Ella Sheppard, Hico; Mrs. Thelma McCulloch, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. F. Pevehouse, Frost, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be D. D. Curry, W. J. Barnes, W. A. Hargis, Shep Baggett, J. R. Oden and Elmer McCulloch.

Wolfe Funeral Home directs.

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Augustine Avila Botello
May 28, 1936 - Mar 31, 2006

Mr. Augustine Avila Botello, 69, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, March 31, 2006 at his residence. He was born on May 28, 1936 in Mexico City, SLP, Mexico. He worked as a mechanic for Carl White Chevrolet for many years. Rosary service will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2006 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 7:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held on Monday, April 3, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at the Calvary Cemetery with Father Danilo Ramos officiating. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Botello is survived by his Wife, Eufemia Herrara Botello of Corsicana, TX, Sons, Cristobal Botello of Montrea, Mexico and Fernando Botello of Corsicana, TX, Grandsons, Fernando Botello, Jr. and John Botello both of Corsicana, TX, Brothers, Leocadio and Salvador Botello both of Mexico, Porfirio Botello of Corsicana, TX, Eleazar Botello and Reyes Botello both of Houston, TX, Sisters, Efrosina Botello of Mexico, Dorotea Botello of Brownsville, TX, and Inoconsia Botello of Mata Moros, Mexico. and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.


George Beverley Walker III

George Beverley Walker III, 44, of Denton passed away Sunday, April 2, 2006, in Denton.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. Robert M. Young officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brendon Carroll, Steven Adcock, Jeff Ward, Will Harris, Bryan Faulkner and Jay Payne.

Mr. Walker was born Sept. 19, 1961, in Austin. He was a resident of Denton for over 20 years.

Survivors include his mother, Jane Watson Walker of Corsicana; father, George Walker Jr. of Corsicana; stepmother, Janet Walker of Corsicana; aunt, Louise McCammon of Corsicana; uncle and aunt, Dr. Ron and Nina Watson Deskin of Dallas; cousins, Lelia and Fred Rasmussen of Corsicana, Bryan and Jennifer Deskin Faulkner of Fort Worth, and Diane Deskin of Tucson, Ariz.; and a world of friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jackie Dianne Lamb

Jackie Dianne Lamb, 57, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, April 2, 2006, in Corsicana. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Tommy Ragan officiating. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Jackie Lamb
Mrs. Jackie Dianne Lamb 57 of Corsicana, passed away Sunday April 2, 2006 in Corsicana. She was born May 2, 1948 to Clarence and Helen Farmer.

Visitation will be 6-8pm Tuesday April 4, 2006 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services 2pm Wednesday April 5, 2006 at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Tommy Reagan officiating. Pallbearers are Chris Vasquez, James Greer, Russell Ybarra, Bradley York, Sammy York and James Mahoney.

She is survived by children Danny and Penny Scott of Dallas, Randy and Shanna York of Corsicana, Terry York of Corsicana, Billy and Kathy York of Corsicana, Eddie and Wendy Robinson of Oak Valley. 16 Grandchildren, 17 Great Grandchildren. A very special friend Louise York.

Preceded in death by Clarence and Helen Farmer.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana


Jesse Sims Hagler
Oct 4, 1914 - Apr 2, 2006

Jesse Hagler

Jesse Hagler, 91, of Kerens passed away Sunday, April 2, 2006, at Kerens Care Center.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Paschal Funeral Chapel with Dr. Royce Measures officiating and the Rev. Wes Johnson assisting. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Phillips, Don Paschal, James Orn, Oscar Chrisman, Lloyd Smith and Dean Engel.

Mr. Hagler was born Oct. 4, 1914, in the Eureka area in Navarro County. He served in the Army from 1940 to 1944. He worked for Mobil Oil for 43 years.

Survivors include his wife, Bernice Hagler of Kerens; and brothers, Roy Hagler of College Station and Jennings Hagler of Linden.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Kerens.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Mary Frances (Mitchell) Hale

On April 2, 2006, we lost our beloved wife, mother and friend, Mary Frances Mitchell Hale. She committed her life to comforting others, whether it was her students or her family. Mary is survived by her husband, Jimmy Hale; son, Stephen Hale and wife, Amy and her daughter Susan Hale.

The family is celebrating their fond memories of Mary from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at their residence, 1411 W. Third Ave.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday April 5 at the New Woodbury Cemetery in Woodbury.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made o the New Woodbury Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 863, Hillsboro, TX, 76645.

Arrangements by Marshall & Marshall Funeral Home.

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Joseph Marchbanks Hodge Jr.
Sep 29, 1927 - Apr 5, 2006

Joe M. Hodge Jr.

Joe M. Hodge Jr. of Arlington, Texas passed away from this life Wednesday, April 5, 2006,in Haltom City.

Services have been set for Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with burial to follow at Chatfield Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Arlington Funeral Home 1221 East Division in Arlington.

Joe M. Hodge Jr. was born Sept. 29, 1927, to Joseph Marchbanks Hodge and Frances Meredith Hodge. He spent his young life in a rural setting working on the family estate as a farm hand and cowboy. He trained as a pilot and joined the U.S. Army and became a paratrooper. After the Army, he married Sarah Francis Davenport and became the father of five children. After attending North State College he became a teacher of industrial arts and taught for approximately 30 years in the Arlington and H.E. B. school districts. Mr. Hodge was also proud of his accomplishments as a senior designer draftsman at American Airlines and Gearhart-Owen.

Mr. Hodge boldly professed his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and most recently enjoyed fellowship with Faith Bible Church, He will greatly be missed by his family and many dear friends.

Survivors include loving children and their spouses, Roger McDonald Hodge, Joe Alan and Christine Hodge, Gregory Lynn and Jan Hodge, Keith David and Karen Hodge and Laura Elizabeth Hodge; nieces, Jaynie Stephenson; nephews, Charles Stephenson, Robert N. Jones; grandchildren, Amber Alana Hodge, Deanna Lynn Hodge, Chloe Christine Hodge, Cameron Joseph Hodge, Geoffrey David Hodge and Jonathan Brock Hodge.


Emma Laura (Pyeatt) Harvard
Jun 1, 1925 - Apr 5, 2006

Emma Laura Harvard

Emma Laura Harvard, 80 of Corsicana slipped from this world into God's Heavenly Kingdom.

Services have been set for Saturday, April 8, 2006 2:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Lanny Howell, Fred Howell, Harpee Simmons, Benton Holly, Dickey Pyeatt, Bill Mitchell, David Smith and Bo Simmons.

Honorary Pallbearers include Jim Bronstad, Joe Glass, Bob Taylor, Larry Talbert, Bunk Bottoms, Jimmy Dee Coker, Roy French.

Emma Laura Harvard was born June 1, 1925 in Littlefield, Texas to Thomas Floyd and Bertha Pyeatt, one of ten children.

Emma grew up in New Mexico and responding to a medical crisis moved to Kermit, Texas in 1948. There she met and married Sam Harvard on September 8, 1950; raised their two daughters; owned and operated Harvard Construction Company, where Emma served as the bookkeeper. They retired to Corsicana in 1987Emma was the quintessential family matriarch, she was lovingly adored by her husband, children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She devoted her life to her family and her faith.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her; parents, brothers; Benton Pyeatt, Richard Pyeatt, sisters; Ethel Simmons, Margarette Carney, Leona Watson, Olene Holly, Gladys Howell and Estelle Mullins.

Survivors include husband; Sam, who was the love of her life. daughters and sons in law; Kathy and John Sizemore of Nocona, Texas. Susie & Gary Gregory of Frisco, Texas. Grandchildren; Suzann Sizemore, Aubrey. Julie Davis, Nocona. Laura Gregory, Dallas. April Gregory, Frisco and Brooks Gregory, Frisco.

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Emma Laura Harvard
Corsicana Emma Laura Harvard, 80, slipped from this world into God’s heavenly kingdom on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 in Corsicana, Texas.
Emma was born June 1, 1925 in Littlefield, Texas to Thomas Floyd and Bertha Pyeatt. the ninth of ten children. She grew up in New Mexico and, responding to a family medical crisis, moved to Kermit in 1948. She met and later married Sam Harvard in Kermit on September 8, 1950. There they raised their two daughters and owned and operated Harvard Construction Company where Emma served as the bookkeeper for many years. They retired to Corsicana in 1987.
Emma was the quintessential family matriarch and was the consummate wife, mother, and grandmother. She was lovingly adored by her husband, children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She devoted her life to her family and her faith. Emma was a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Benton Pyeatt, T.F. Pyeatt and Richard Pyeatt; and sisters, Ethel Simmons, Margarette Carney, Leola Watson, Olene Holly, Gladys Howell and Estelle Mullins.
Survivors include her husband, Sam, who was the love of her life; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and John Sizemore of Nocona and Susie and Gary Gregory of Frisco; grandchildren, Suzann Sizemore of Providence Village, Julie Davis and husband Jarret of Nocona, Rebecca Sizemore of Nocona, Laura Gregory of Addison, April Gregory of Frisco and Brooks Gregory of Frisco, great-grandchildren, Jase Davis and Bodie Davis of Nocona.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. and Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment followed at Hopewell Cemetery in Navarro County.
Pallbearers were nephews Lanny Howell, Fred Howell, Harper Simmons, Benton Holly, Dickey Pyeatt, Bill Mitchell, David Smith, Bo Simmons and George Seales. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Bronstad, Joe Glass, Bob Taylor, Larry Talbert, Bunk Bottoms, Jimmy Dee Coker and Roy French.

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  • Odessa American

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Emma Laura Harvard
Corsicana Emma Laura Harvard, 80, of Corsicana, formerly of Kermit, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, in Corsicana.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. and Bill Honea officiating. Burial will be at Hopewell Cemetery in Navarro County.
She was born in Littlefield. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors Husband, Sam Harvard; daughters, Kathy Sizemore of Nocona and Susie Gregory of Frisco; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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  • Odessa American - Apr 8, 2006

William E. Abbe
Dec 2, 1940 - Jan 18, 2006

William E. “Snookie Abbe

William E. “Snookie Abbe, 72, of Trinidad passed away January 18th, 2006. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 21st at the Mankin Assembly of God Church in Trinidad. Burial was at the Trinidad Cemetery under the direction of the Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff. Pallbearers were Lucas Abbe, Willia Jock, Rodney Prnka, Justin Prnka, Ricky Progue and Marvin Sanders.

Mr. Abbe was born May 20th, 1933 in Kerens to Farris and Bertie Abbe. He served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1961 and prior to retirement he had worked for the Henderson County Precinct #1 as a heavy equipment operator.

He was preceded in death by a brother; daughter Brenda Kay Abbe, and grandson William Clint Abbe.

Mr. Abbe is survived by wife – esther Ruth Abbe of Trinidad; Son – Billy Abbe and his wife Sharon of Royse City; 4 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.

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William Abbe
Services for William E. "Snookie" Abbe, 72, Trinidad, were held Jan. 21, 2006, at the Mankin Assembly of God Church in Trinidad. Burial was in the Trinidad Cemetery under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff.
Abbe was born May 20, 1933, in Kerens to Farris and Bertie Abbe and died Jan. 18, 2006, in Malakoff.
He was preceded in death by a brother, daughter Brenda Kay Abbe and grandson William Clint Abbe.
He had worked as a heavy equipment operator for Henderson County Precinct No. 1. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1954 to 1961.
Survivors include his wife, Esther Ruth Abbe, Trinidad; son, Billy Abbe and wife Sharon, Royse City; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Lucas Abbe, Willie Jock, Rodney Prnka, Justin Prnka, Ricky Pogue and Marvin Sanders.


Melba “Joyce” Norris

Melba “Joyce” Norris passed away on January 18th, 2006. Funeral services were held on January 22nd at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens, Texas. Her brother-in-law, Audrain Hardin officiated the services.

She was born December 2nd, 1940 in Kerens. Joyce was married to James Norris for 48 years. She spent most of her life in Trinidad where she raised her children and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, C.C. “Son” and Lillian Collins.

She is survived by her husband, James Norris; daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and Joyce Cayce of Longview, Texas; son, Jimmy Norris of Trinidad, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Vincent and Tanya Norris of Trinidad, Texas. She was the proud Mamaw of ten grandchildren, James Monroe, Aaron Reimer, Tyler Norris, Miles Norris, Brianna Norris, Dusty Norris, Dakota Norris, Nicholas Estes, Maci Estes and Cameron Norris, and a great grandson, Cole Monroe. Surviving brothers and sisters, June Trent, Jeanette Hardin, Peggy Taylor, Janice Hethcoat, Tommy Collins and Randy Collins. She was also a beloved Aunt to many nieces and nephews.


James Clint "Holly" Hollingsworth
Oct 5, 1917 - Mar 24, 2006

James took the hand of the Lord to go to his Heavenly home on March 24, 2006 at a local hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, March 27, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey, 6101 Bosque Boulevard with Pastor Jim Chandler officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Rose Hill cemetery in Fort Worth. James was born in Irene, Texas to Clint and Nettie Hollingsworth. He graduated from Frost High School in Frost and served in the U.S. Army in the European theater during World War II. James owned and operated several Humble service stations in the Waco area. He later worked for and retired from the Huck Manufacturing Company. He was a charter member of Central United Methodist Church in Waco. Those who knew James loved him and that love was returned. James was preceded in death by his parents; baby brother, Joe Dean; and his first wife of 40 years, Doris Marie. He is survived by his loving wife, Vivien; stepdaughter, Judy Jones of Fort Worth; three stepgrandsons and three step great granddaughters; sister, Sue Jenkins of Italy; two nieces and numerous cousins. Honorary pallbearers are friends from Central United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be sent to his beloved church, Central United Methodist Church of Waco for the children's child care unit. 

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Ruby Adell (Haley) Cooper

Ruby Adell Cooper Funeral Services Held February 21
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Adell Cooper, 90, of Mexia were held Tuesday, February 21, 2006 in Blair-Stubbs Chapel. Rev. James Hooper and Rev. Rick Gray officiated with interment following in Mexia Cemetery.
Mrs. Cooper was born on August 20, 1915 in Dawson to W.C. and Mary Arizona Haley and passed away on February 19 in Parkview Regional Hospital, Mexia. She retired from the Mexia State School as ward attendant and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard B. Cooper in 1993; parents, and brothers, Dee Haley, Clifton Haley and Vermon Haley.
She is survived by daughters: Barbara Fowler and husband, Dennie of Mexia, Blinda Hansen and husband, Alan of Waco; son, Terry Cooper and wife Patty of Mexia; grandchildren: Jacob Cooper, Diana and Shane Loftin, Bobby DeWayne and Phyllis Fowler, James Carlile II; great-grandchildren: Lance Loftin, Savannah Loftin, Tori Loftin, Joshua Carlile, Brandy Nichole Fowler, and Cody Thomas Fowler; sister, Audie Mae Lide of Axtell.
Pallbearers were Sammy Cooper, Cody Fowler, Thomas Carlile II, Josh Carlile, Bobby Fowler, Lance Loftin, Shane Loftin and Rod Russell.


Gelene Roland

Gelene Roland, 88, of Tool passed away Saturday, April 8, 2006 at Cedar Lake Nursing Home in Malakoff.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Charles “Chuck” Weber officiating.

She was born Jan. 10, 1918 in Corsicana and was retired from the Corsicana Daily Sun.

She is survived by her uncle, Nelson Roughton of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Geline Roland
Graveside services for Geline Bernice Roland were held April 11, 2006, under the direction of Griffin Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Roland was born Jan. 10, 1918, in Corsicana and died April 8, 2006, at the Cedar Lake Nursing Home in Malakoff. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Hicks.
She graduated from the University of Texas in 1939 and taught elementary school in Blooming Grove.
She married Earl Griffin of Corsicana and together they owned and operated the Allis Chalmers Tractor Company.
After Griffin’s death, she married Orville Roland. She worked for the Corsicana Daily Sun for several years.
After retirement, they moved to Tool, and were longtime members of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 5-14.
She was a member of the Home Extension Club, Cedar Creek Literary Club, Cedar Creek Lake Women’s Club and the Cedar Creek United Methodist Church in Tool.
Survivors include her uncle, Nelson Roughton; precious “companion,” Lulu; beloved friend and neighbor Sylvia Knight with gratitude for her tireless devotion and kindness.
 


Joaquin Garcia

Joaquin Garcia of Corsicana passed away Friday, April 7, 2006, in Corsicana. Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Robert S. Pollock
Jul 30, 1924 - Apr 9, 2006

Mr. Robert Pollock, 81, of Austin passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2006 in Corsicana, Texas. He was born on July 30, 1924 in Corsicana, Texas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. [WWII] Graveside Services will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery with Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Mr. Pollock was preceded in death by his Wife, Billie Pollock, Parents, Robert & Annie Pollock, and a Brother, Joe Pollock. He is survived by a Son & Daughter-in-Law, Larry & Robin Pollock of Austin, Texas, Daughter & Son-in-Law, Shirley & Victor Taylor of Cross Roads, Texas, Grandson, Elliott Pollock of Birmingham, England, Granddaughter, Ashley Taylor & Grandson, Steven Taylor both of Cross Roads, Texas., Sisters & Brother-in-Law, Barbara Read, and Linda & Melvin Sellers of Forney, Texas. Numerous Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.

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Robert Pollock, 81, of Austin passed away Sunday, April 9, 2006, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Mr. Pollock was born July 30, 1924, in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Pollock; parents, Robert and Annie Pollock; and brother, Joe Pollock.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Robin Pollock of Austin; daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Victor Taylor of Cross Roads; grandsons, Elliott Pollock of Birmingham, England, and Steven Taylor of Cross Roads; granddaughter, Ashley Taylor of Cross Roads; and sisters, Barbara Reid of Forney and Linda Sellers and husband Melvin of Forney.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Nadean Low

Mrs. J. B. (Nadean) Low

Mrs. J. B. (Nadean) Low, 86, of Corsicana passed away Friday, April 7, 2006 in Longview.

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

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. James Pierce officiating.

Mrs. Low as a homemaker. She was born April 3, 1920 in Mount Vernon, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. B. Low.

Mrs. Low is survived by daughter, Lynda Faye Foster of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Janet Low and James Leon Foster of Longview; grandsons and wives, Nike and Brenda Foster and David and Jenny Foster, all of Longview; granddaughter and husband, Susan and Jase Graves of Longview; great-granddaughters, Heather Rene Plummer, Jennifer Foster, Allyson (Ally) Graves, Anna Graves and Graie Foster, all of Longview; great-great-granddaughter, Bryley Applegate of Longview; great-great-grandson, Taylor Plummer of Longview; and brother-in-law and wife Buddy and Mildred Shook of Corsicana.

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Addie Lee (Grace) Arnold
Jul 1, 1917 - Apr 9, 2006

Addie Lee Arnold

Addie Lee Arnold, 88, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, April 9, 2006, at her residence.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Resthaven Memorial Park with Brother Bill Honea and R.E. Cecil officiating.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Arnold was born July 1, 1917, in Pursley to Marvin and Vinnie Grace.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. C. “Jake” Arnold; son, Bob Churchman; parents; eight brothers and sisters; and son-in-law, Wallace Watson.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Cleta and Les Cotten of Corsicana, Bonnie Watson of Mildred, Reda and Bill Bell of Temple, and Reba and Danny Bickerstaff of Tatum; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Churchman of Navarro; grandchildren, Wallace Watson, Eddie and Rita Watson, Tracy and Ricky Brown, Debbie Mitchell, Leslie Cotten Jr., Lea and Kraig Hawkins, Lori Cotten, Christopher and Vicky Bell, Courtney and DJ Magness, Danny Bickerstaff Jr., and Paul and Starla Bickerstaff; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sister-in-law, Jean Grace; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Joyce Evelyn (Rogers) Kendall
Sep 18, 1935 - Apr 9, 2006

Joyce Kendall

Joyce Evelyn (Rogers) Kendall, 70, of Dawson passed away Sunday, April 9, 2006, at a Waco hospital.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Dawson with the Rev. Brian Robertson officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Don Sykes, Dennis Mott, Collin Bumpers, Melton Hawkins, Bobby Nesmith and Nathan Peters.

Joyce was born Sept. 18, 1935, in Dawson to J.R. and Margie (Holliday) Rogers. She was a lifelong resident of Dawson where she was self-employed as an income tax return preparer and also served as the municipal court clerk. Joyce was an active member of First Baptist Church in Dawson and was also a committed volunteer for God’s Helping Hands and the Dawson Ex-Students Association.

She was preceded in death by her parents; aunts, Mary Ruth Bennett and Alpha Holliday; uncle, Carl Holliday; and cousin, Floyd “Buggy” Bennett.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Kendall of Dawson; daughters, Sheri Tufts and husband Ron of Lindale, Nancy Cox and husband Chip of Anna and Linda Kendall of Dawson; grandchildren, Jordan and Jessica Stevenson and Jaden Cox; brothers, Ray Rogers and wife Becky of Dawson and Gene Rogers and wife Lynn of Sanger; sister, Carolyn Barton and husband Terry of Dawson; sister-in-law, Frances Kendall of Dawson; and brother-in-law, Bill Kendall of Eureka; niece, Angie Nors and husband Randy of West; nephews, Eric Rogers of Phoenix, Ariz., Darryl Rogers and wife Ginger of Dawson, Jack Kendall of Dallas and Gary Kendall of Eureka; great-nephews, Taylor Nors and Jake Rogers; and great-niece, Sarah Kendall.

Memorials may be made to God’s Helping Hands or Dawson Ex-Students Association.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Ivy Darwood Gantt
Jan 30, 1929 - Apr 9, 2006

Ivy Darwood Gantt

Ivy Darwood Gantt, 77, of Paris, Texas, formerly of Navarro Mills, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2006, in Paris.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Brad Crosswhite officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Gantt, J.D. Gantt, Casey Gantt and Ralph Dozier.

Mr. Gantt was born Jan. 30, 1929, in Blooming Grove to George Washington Gantt and Allie B. Garrison Gantt.

Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Nancy Gantt and David and Rita Gantt, all of Paris; grandchildren, Nathan, J.D., Casey and Nicholas; one great-grandchild; and brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Ellie Gantt of Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove.

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Herman Neil Donaho
Jul 12, 1925 - Apr 12, 2006

Neil Donaho - 4/13/06

Neil Donaho, 80, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at his residence.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Chad Owens officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Paul Ross, Allen Skinner, Terry Howell, Robert Miles, William Dollar and Carl Clark.

Mr. Donaho was born July 12, 1925, in Retreat. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was an ordained Baptist minister since 1967. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Donaho of Corsicana; daughters, Rachel Howell of Corsicana and Nancy Thompson and husband Allen of Corsicana; sons, Michael Donaho of Corsicana and Eddie Donaho and wife Peggy of Conway, Ark.; stepsons, Randall Steelman and wife Glenda of San Antonio and Mickey Steelman of Corsicana; stepdaughter, Patsy Libehart of Fort Worth; granddaughters, Shannon O’Neill and husband Brandon and Tina Allen and husband Danny, all of Corsicana, Alysha Donaho of Mexia, Tammy French of Navarro Mills and Penny Chambers of Grapevine; grandsons, Jason Donaho and Jeremy Donaho, both of Mexia, Nathan Donaho of Georgia, Travis Donaho and Larry Donaho, both of Conway, Ark., and Eric Chambers of Grapevine; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mr. Neil Donaho, age 80, of Corsicana, Texas, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, in Corsicana, Texas. Mr. Donaho was employed by Southwestern Bell. He Served in the Navy during World War II.
He is survived by his wife Thelma Donaho of Corsicana, TX.; Daughter Rachel Howell of Corsicana, TX.; Son Michael Donaho of Corsicana, TX.; Son & Daughter-in-law Eddie & Peggy Donaho of Conway, AR.. Daughter & Son-in-law Nancy & Allen Thompson of Corsicana, TX.; Step Son & Daughter-in-law Randall & Glenda Steelman of San Antonio, TX.; Step Son Mickey Steelman of Corsicana, TX.; Step Daughter Patsy Libehart of Fort Worth, TX.; Brother Jerry Donaho of Corsicana, TX.; Granddaughter & husband Shannon & Brandon O’Neill of Corsicana, TX.; Granddaughter & husband Tina & Danny Allen of Corsicana, TX., Grandson Jason Donaho of Mexia, TX., Grandson Jeremy Donaho of Mexia, TX., Granddaughter Alysha Donaho of Mexia, TX., Granddaughter Tammy French of Navarro Mills, TX., Grandson Nathan Donaho of Georgia, Grandson Travis Donaho of Conway, AR., Grandson Larry Donaho of Conway, AR., Grandson Eric Chambers of Grapevine, TX., Granddaughter Penny Chambers of Grapevine, TX., and Numerous Great Grandchildren.


Rayfield Washington
Jun 28, 1948 -  Apr 11, 2006

Funeral services for Rayfield “Field” Washington, 57, of Henderson, formerly of Kerens, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 14, at New Bethel Baptist Church, 101 Elm Flat Road, Kerens, with the Revs. Earnest Betts, Ivory Washington and Johnny Vanibuls officiating. Burial will be in Samaria Cemetery.

Rayfield Washington was born June 28, 1948, in Kerens, Navarro County, the seventh of 15 children born to Prezell and Lillie Mae Faulks Washington. He united with New Bethel Baptist Church, Kerens, at an early age and received his education in the public schools of the Goodlow community. Rayfield attended Park High School and graduated from Kerens High School. On Feb. 25, 1967, Rayfield married Judy Ann Starks and to this union two sons and one daughter were born. He was employed by Texas Power and Light for 18 years, then transferred to TXU Henderson Division where he worked for 26 years until his health failed. Rayfield also worked part time for Farm and Ranchers Supply, Henderson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister, one nephew and one niece.

Rayfield Washington departed this life, April 11, 2006, leaving to cherish his loving, caring, sharing and hilarious memories: his loving and devoted wife of 39 years, Judy Ann Washington of Henderson; three children, Carlton Washington (DeAnna) of Longview, Robert Washington of Arlington, and Tracie Jones (Cedric) of Henderson; his grandchildren whom he cared for and loved dearly, Brant, Tobias, Teila, Tre, Sydney, Quincy, AKeria, Robert Jr. and Gabriel, all of Henderson; his brothers, James Washington (Audrey) and J.T. Washington (Mary), all of San Antonio, Ross Washington (Christene) and Vernon Washington (Mary), all of Kerens, David Washington (Ardell) of Corsicana; John Washington (Mary) of Dallas; Nathaniel Washington (Gayle) of DeSoto, Lewis Washington (Sheree) of Mansfield, and Ivory Washington of Dallas; two sisters, Annie Jones (James) and Christene Griffin (Lee Edward), all of Corsicana; 16 half-sisters and half-brothers; his mother-in-law, Ora Lee Hamilton of Kerens; sister-in-law, Barbara Moss (Joe) of Dallas; brothers-in-law, Lonnie Starks (Ora) of Dallas, and Henry Starks (Toya) and Norman Starks (Rosemary), all of California; three aunts, Rosie Faulks, Zorine Martin and Alice Brooks, all of Kerens; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Ross Washington, J.T. Washington, David Washington, Ivory Washington, Nathaniel Washington, John Washington, James Washington, Pete Washington, Lewis Washington and Larry Yarborough.

Honorary pallbearers will be nephews.

Public viewing will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. today at Jenkins-Garmon Funeral Home in Henderson.

Family visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Jenkins-Garmon Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Jenkins-Garmon Funeral Home, Henderson

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Rosie Virginia Williams
Aug 24, 1947 - Apr 7, 2006

Rosie Virginia Williams, 58, of Corsicana passed away Friday, April 7, 2006, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

A memorial musical and visitation will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 14, at Greater Renfro Memorial Church of God in Christ.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at Greater Renfro Memorial COGIC with Assistant Supt. William Lewis Jr. officiating and Elder Myron L. Williams Sr. as eulogist. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be deacons of the church, family, and G.W. Jackson High School Class of 1965.

Rosie was born Aug. 24,1947, in Corsicana to the parentage of Alice Bell Williams and Leon Brown. She accepted Christ in her life at an early age at Renfro Chapel COGIC under the late Pastor P.R. Renfro. Here also she began her journey as a psalmist at a young age and was known to her mother and others as the baby girl with a gift. Rosie used her gift of singing with many groups as the Community Gospel Chorus alongside Bishop Annell Castille Haney, the Dynamic Duo with Missionary Charlene Johnson, and later formed her own group, the Celestial Gospel Singers. She then took her three fruits, Myron, Michelle and Lecretia, her adopted daughter, Jerreland, and church musician, Paul Lewis, to form the group known as the Williams Family Gospel Singers. Jesus said to suffer the little children that come unto me ... that child came to Rosie in the person of Crystal Lewis and was added to the group. This tradition of singing was then passed on to her grandchildren, The Williams Phase II.

Her formal education began in the Corsicana schools where Rosie graduated with honors in the Class of 1965 at G.W. Jackson High School. Because of other desire to learn, Rosie continued her education by attending Paul Quinn College which at the present time was in Waco. There she excelled and was on the dean’s list and became a member of the Zeta Phi Beta sorority. Later she enrolled at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, where she was recognized on the dean’s list once again. This is also where Rosie received her bachelor’s of science in education, becoming a certified elementary teacher. She substituted and worked in the Head Start program for a number of years. Rosie was also employed with the Parenting Education Program under Mrs. Barbara Brown. Until her health failed, Rosie was a kindergarten teacher at Carroll Elementary School under Principal Darlene Jackson. Not only was Rosie an educator, she was also a certified nurse’s aide and seamstress. For many years she worked with Ross and Johnson Mortuary as receptionist, driver, and funeral assistant.

An educator, psalmist, and mother were not the only titles that Rosie carried because she was an ordained and licensed evangelist in the Churches of God in Christ. She faithfully served in the Corsicana District churches as usher board president, holiday revival choir president, and a member of the evangelistic team.

Evangelist Rosie Williams was preceded in death by her mother, Alice Bell Williams; father, Leon Brown; brothers, John F. Williams, Sr., George W. Williams, Jimmy D. Williams, and Lewis Williams; and grandson, Myron L. Williams Jr.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Myron Sr. and Kimberley Williams of Trinidad; two daughters and a son-in-law, Michelle and Henry Jackson and Lecretia Williams all of Corsicana; an adopted daughter and son-in-law, Jerreland and Brian Hailey of Corsicana; eight grandchildren, VirliCia Collins, Montrell Williams, Hene’Icia’ Jackson, Kendon Williams, Hena’Jhia’ Jackson, RaNicia Hall, Kianna Williams and Lashonda May; sister-in-law, Mary F. Williams of Dallas; three great-grandchildren, Marco, Erica and Deonte’; godchildren, Adrian Kelly, Brian Kelly, Tyrone Watson, Aleshia Kelly, Brannon Watson, Phylicia Farris, Joycelyn Watson, Breanna Hailey and Donovan Hailey; nieces, Sheila Hendrix and Jacqueline (Charles) Sewell, all of Dallas, and Hope (Karron) Jones of Greenville; nephews, John F. Williams Jr. and Michael (Regina) Williams, all of Dallas; devoted cousin, Mary Alice Jones; extended family, Barbara White, Penny Davis and Jamia Davis; and a great host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Arrangements are by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Trilla Mae (Aston) English
Dec 5, 1915 - Apr 11, 2006

Trilla Mae English

Trilla Mae English, 90, of Hubbard passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at a Waco hospital.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Wade Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Irvin officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

Pallbearers will be Larry Garrett, Joe Frank Bell, Mike Wade, Wayne Taylor, Eugene Fulton and Thomas Walker. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark English, Jack English, Billy English and Robert Couch.

Trilla Mae was born Dec. 5, 1915, in Hubbard to William T. and Martha Frances (Smith) Aston. She lived most of her life in Hubbard and was a graduate of Hubbard High School. She also lived in Corpus Christi for 10 years where she and her late husband, Albert Eugene English, operated a hardware and toy business. Trilla Mae also owned and operated a grocery business with her husband in Hubbard. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Hubbard and was active and interested in civic affairs and the historical society. She loved flowers and playing bridge and enjoyed the Monday morning coffee group and the Hubbard Methodist Church quilters.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Albert English in 1965; and her son-in-law, Bill Amonette in 2005.

Survivors include her daughter, Wanda Amonette of Hubbard; granddaughters, Lesa Nowlin and husband Ronnie of Bynum and Laura A. Saucke and husband Mike of Hubbard; great-granddaughters, Taylor and Diane Nowlin and Hannah and Kate Saucke; several nieces and nephews and many, many friends.

Memorials may be made to Quilters for Christ, First United Methodist Church of Hubbard of Historic Hubbard High School.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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