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 Windle Wayne Prater
Aug 8, 1956 - May 3, 2006

Windle Wayne Prater, 49, of Richland Hills went to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 3, 2006, in Richland Hills.

Celebration of life will be at 3 p.m. today at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel, 5725 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville. Graveside services will be 6 p.m. today at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana.

Windle was born Aug. 8, 1956, in Corsicana to his loving parents, Windle F. and Monte L. Prater. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, J. Lloyd and Martha L. Averitt and Okla F. and Bille Prater. He loved God, family and friends. In April of last year, he eloquently paid tribute to his parents on their 50th wedding anniversary.

As a young man he participated in church activities at North Richland Hills Baptist Church, where he came to know his Lord and Savior. He enjoyed travel, hunting, fishing trips with family and friends and cherished their camaraderie. He graduated from North Texas State University, now UNT, in 1983 with a degree in English literature. His fascination with the written word never waned and covered a breadth of topics including classic fiction, biographies, history and politics. The writings of William Faulkner were a particular favorite. His personal library contains over 400 volumes. Windle followed his father into the family business, where he worked for 23 years and was proud of their craftsmanship and quality of their work. His grace, inner strength and quiet dignity will be remembered by all who knew him.

Survivors include his parents, Windle F. and Monte L. Prater of Richland Hills; brother, Mark Prater, and sister-in-law, Kennie, of Coppell; sister, Amy Buitron, and brother-in-law, Joe; and adored niece, Katy, of Fort Worth.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home, Colleyville. ?

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Sam Louis Wilson
Jun 5, 1922 - Nov 6, 1998

PASSED AWAY: November 6, 1998
SERVICES: Corley Funeral Chapel, Corsicana, Texas, 2:00 P.M. Monday, November 9, 1998
OFFICIATING: Rev. Henry Swofford
INTERMENT: Dresden Cemetery
PALLBEARERS: Lyndon Anderson, Johnny Pattison, Millard Wilson, Mike Sharpton, Milton Wilson, Lamar Blake
HONARY PALLBEARERS: Blake English, Jimmy Brown, Joe Haden


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William Alexander "Buster" Haden
Jun 14, 1911 - Apr 5, 1999

IN MEMORY OF W. A. (Buster) Haden
DATE OF BIRTH: June 14, 1911
DATE OF DEATH: April 5, 1999
SERVICES: Wednesday, April 7, 1999, 2:00 P.M. Dresden Methodist Church
OFFICIATING: Rev. Cynthia Lee, Bro. Harold Scott
PALLBEARERS: David Baumgartner, Rocky Robertson, Bill Robertson, John Patterson, Kevin Haden, Larry Haden
INTERMENT: Dresden Cemetery
ARRANGEMENTS: Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove, Texas

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William Alexander "Buster" Haden
June 14, 1911 (Dresden, TX) - Apr. 5, 1999 (Corsicana, TX)

W. A. "Buster" Haden

Services were held April 7, 1999, at Dresden Methodist Church. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery.

Mr. Haden is dearly remembered by his 6th grade students of years past when he also served as grade school principal. He contributed highly in the education of many Blooming Grove ex-students of today. He was also a member of the Blooming Grove Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his wife, Edna, of Dresden; sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Rachael Haden of Raleigh, and Jack and Judy Haden of Liberty; daughters, Wanda Haden Robertson of Houston, and Jill Haden of Dresden; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Don Baumgartner of Raleigh; 20 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and brother, J. H. Haden of Houston. He was preceded in death by a brother, Clovis Haden. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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  • The Blooming News - May 1999

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Jessie Holliefield
Jun 28, 1894 - May 11, 1993

IN MEMORY OF JESSIE HOLLIEFIELD
DATE OF BIRTH: June 28, 1894
DATE OF DEATH: May 11, 1993
SERVICES: Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Friday May 14, 1993, 2:00 PM
OFFICIATING: William Dollar
PALLBEARERS: Steve Holliefield, Danny Jones, Scott Holliefield, James Jones, Douglas Holliefield, Don McGraw
INTERMENT: Dresden Cemetery
ARRANGEMENTS: Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove, Texas

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Iris Robinson Harris
Apr 18, 1929 - May 5, 2006

Iris Robinson Harris, 77, a longtime resident of San Francisco, Calif., passed away Friday, May 5, 2006, in Beaumont.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Eastside Church of Christ, 906 E. 13th Ave., Corsicana. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana.

Mrs. Harris was born April 18, 1929, in Corsicana.

Survivors include her daughter, Ethelene Wilmore (Curtis Sr.) of Beaumont; son, Daryl Durkee (Willie Fern); sister, Jean Irvin, all of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Loyal Edwin Poe III
Jan 6, 1973 - May 10, 2006

Loyal Edwin Poe III, 33, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2006, in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Ferman Carpenter officiating.

Mr. Poe was born Jan. 6, 1973, in Corsicana to Loyal “Buddy” Edwin Poe Jr. and Carol Twomey Poe. He was a cable technician for the telephone company.

He was preceded in death by his father; grandfathers, Thomas Twomey and Loyal Poe Sr.; and stepfather, Pete Horvath.

Survivors include his daughter, Gwendlyn Parks Poe of Farmers Branch; mother, Carol Horvath of Corsicana; grandmother, Othelia Riggs of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Sandy Ivie of Carrollton; sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Jeremy Robertson of Buffalo; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

 

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Willie James ‘Sonny Boy’ Solomon Jr.
Oct 26, 1934 - May 8, 2006

Willie James “Sonny Boy” Solomon Jr., 71, of Corsicana passed away Monday, May 8, 2006, at his residence.

Wake service will be 6 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Harmony Baptist Church, 400 E. 12th Ave., with Pastor Joe Hubbard Sr. officiating and Bishop John Baker as eulogist. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Glen Dell Solomon, Dion Edom, Charles Parrish, Vernon Edom, Christopher Solomon, Kenneth Vaughn and Joe Nolen. Honorary pallbearers will be brothers, Cornell Solomon, Roy Lee Solomon, Clarence Solomon, Billy Coy Solomon and Mack Client Solomon.

Mr. Solomon was born Oct. 26, 1934, in Streetman. He confessed a faith in Christ in his early life and united with Macedonia Baptist Church in Streetman under Pastor Sheffield. He later united with Harmony Baptist Church in Corsicana under the late Pastor Clem Jones. He retired from Oil City Iron Works after 25 years.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Betty Ann; father, Willie J. Solomon Sr.; mother, Annie Jewell Solomon; sisters, Annie Bell Solomon and Tinnie Mae Mims; brother, Lezell Solomon; and nephew, Ezard Bird.

Survivors include his devoted wife of 50 years, Annie Doris Solomon of Corsicana; four children, Don Durant Solomon, Sheree Renea Hubbard (Billy), Jerry Ray Solomon (Colleen), Barbara Solomon (fiancé Marcus), all of Corsicana; godson, Charles Parrish (Fannie); three sisters, Ollie Mae Solomon Baker, Frankie Lee Edom and Prezell Solomon, all of Corsicana; five brothers, Cornell Solomon, Clarence Earl Solomon (Hattie), Billy Coy Solomon (Hazel), and M.C. Solomon, all of Corsicana, and Roy Lee Solomon of Fort Worth; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Shirlene (Palmer) Jones
Oct 5, 1959 - May 6, 2006

Shirlene Palmer Jones, 46, of Dallas passed away May 6, 2006, in Dallas.

Wake service will be 7 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.

Funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at 13th Avenue Christian Church, 817 E. 13th Ave. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Fredrick Campbell, Abron Campbell, Chester Hall, Joe Turner and John English Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny English Sr., Raul Larez, Tommy Hall, Mark Anthony Palmer, Roy Lee Hall, Ray Palmer and H.J. Lusk.

Ms. Jones was born Oct. 5, 1959, in Dawson. She attended Dawson High School. She later moved to Dallas where she graduated. She continued her education and became HHA CNA and phlebotomist. She was self-employed. She was a member of Bonnie View Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Marilyn Palmer; and one brother.

Survivors include her loving and devoted mother, Emma L. Palmer of Dallas; foster parents, Allen and Beathana Campbell of Purdon; one sister, Frances Hemphill of Blooming Grove; two brothers, Fredrick Campbell (Betty) of Lewisville and Abe Campbell of Purdon; two nephews, Johnny English III and Fredrick O. Campbell; two nieces, Amber Morris and Bethany Campbell; five aunts; one uncle; a special friend, the Rev. K. Fredrick; special cousin, Annie Lusk; and a host of cousins and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Helen Sanders Elliott Johnson
Mar 28, 1924 - May 9, 2006

Helen Sanders Elliott Johnson of Teague died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, in Tyler. She was born March 28, 1924, to Earl and Jennie Sanders of Hubbard. She was a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Peggy Elliott Carrier; and grandson, Matthew Lane.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, R.J. and Shirley Hill, Duke Elliott, and Dan and Tammy Elliott; daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Jerry Lane; 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her loving partner, Everett “Heavy” West.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home in Teague.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana with Dan Elliott officiating.

Arrangements by Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home, Teague.

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Judith (Dial) Ivie
May 30, 1939 - May 8, 2006

Judith Ivie, 66, of Corsicana passed away Monday, May 8, 2006, in Waco.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. and Dr. David Edwards officiating. Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery.

Mrs. Ivie was born May 30, 1939, in Pryor, Okla., to Clarence Elmer and Eva Newcomb Dial. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She was a medical transcriptionist.

She was preceded in death by her parents; foster parents, William D. and Novie Meade; brother, C.W. Dial; and sister, Patti Wilcox.

Survivors include her husband, James R. Ivie of Corsicana; son, James R. Ivie II of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters, Jamie Ivie of Corsicana and Juli Ivie of Waco; brother, David Lee Dial of Tulsa, Okla.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lahoma and Gene Kessler of Milton, Pa., and Carol and Gary Dickson of Grapevine; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Music Ministry, 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana, TX 75110; or to Curtis Patterson Memorial Kidney Fund, 1321 W. Second Ave., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Bobby Rowe Sessions
Mar 3, 1942 - May 8, 2006

Bobby Sessions, 64, of Corsicana passed away Monday, May 8, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Paschal Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Wes Haefs officiating and the Rev. Wes Johnson assisting. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery.

Mr. Sessions was born March 3, 1942, in Kerens. He served in the U.S. Army from 1940 to 1944.

Survivors include his daughter, Shelly McPeak of Fort Worth; son, Michael Sessions of Corsicana; grandsons, Brandon and Logan Shelton of Corsicana; and sisters, Merlene Lilly of Kerens, Betty Duvall of Corsicana and Pat Davidson of Dallas.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Angel Lynn Owens
2006 - May 7, 2006

Angel Lynn Owens, infant, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2006, in Decatur.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Hopewell Cemetery with the Rev. Chad Owens officiating.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Elijah Dee Owens.

Survivors include her parents, Joseph and Samantha Owens of Corsicana; brother, Joseph Aaron Owens of Corsicana; sister, Chyenne Gail Owens of Corsicana; paternal grandparents, Bill and Debbie Owens of Eureka; maternal grandparents, B.J. and Tina Brotherton of Freestone; paternal great-grandmother, Vivian Lewis of Eureka; maternal great-grandfather, Floyd Lay of Buffalo; uncles, the Rev. Chad Owens and wife Paula of Corsicana, Bill Owens and wife Chrystal of Jewett, Larry Maxwell of Freestone, Tim Ducat and wife Jamie of Freestone and Floyd Lay and wife Kelly of Buffalo; aunts, Pam Sanders and husband Cecil of Buffalo and Betty Griego and husband Josh of Virginia Beach, Va.; and numerous cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Michael Johnson
Jan 22, 1970 - May 6, 2006

Michael Johnson, 36, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, May 6, 2006 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Viewing will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at Scott Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church with Bishop K.D. Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robert Witherspoon, Stacy Polk, Andre Smith, Robert Sneed, Johnny Evans, Tim Bruyere and Victor Franklin. Honorary pallbearers will be Xavier Harris, Hammitt Brutton, Larry Joe Ballard, Viadell Brutton, Gary Johnson, James Brutton, Clifford Strain, Antonio Brown and Charles Mosely.

Mr. Johnson was born Jan. 22, 1970 in Corsicana. He was a former employee of Alcon Inc. and a graduate of Corsicana High School.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Harris.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Charee Birks Johnson; daughter, Chaquilla Raindle; two sons, Michael Mosley and Marcus Compton; mother, Wanda Harris; sisters, Cerissa Harris, Shamika Harris, Shameqa Harris, Rhonda Johnson, Birdell Rolliver and Yolanda Tarbutton; brothers, Gary Johnson, Xavier Harris, Antonio Brown and Clifford Strain, Jr.; grandmothers, Massie Harris and Ruth Gibson; grandfather, Linsey Gibson; aunts, June Strain, Helen Brown, Sally Winston, Bessie Brutton and Sonya Brutton; uncles, Hammitt Brutton, James Brutton, Clifford Strain Sr., Luther Brown and James Edward Harris; mother-in-law, Laura Birks, father-in-law, A.D. Parnell Jr.; nieces, Ashley Harris, Taylor Harris and Charity Johnson; nephews, Kevin Harris, Ray Johnson, Tristan Harris and Keiland Harris; godfather, Larry Joe Ballard; special friend, J. Boy; and a host of other relatives and dear friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Angel Gabriel Quiroz
May 7, 2006 - May 7, 2006

Baby Angel Gabriel Quiroz, of Corsicana, Texas, died Sunday, May 7, 2006, at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
She was the daughter of Matiaz Quiroz and Aracely Ayala.

She is survived by her brother Jose Quiroz of Corsicana.

Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas. Funeral service was Calvary Cemetery at 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 9, 2006, Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas


Harold Allen Adamson
Jul 28, 1917 - May 16, 2006

Harold Allen Adamson, 88, of Frost passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2006, in Navarro County.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove with the Rev. David Snyder officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Hux, Leroy Snyder, Billy Bell, Steve Wallace, Bruce Votolota, R.B. Wallace and Ronnie Ansley.

Mr. Adamson was born July 28, 1917, in Holbrook, Neb., to George W. Adamson and Rachel Pierson Adamson. He was a welder.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Myra E. Adamson in 1999.

Survivors include his sons, Harold Lee Adamson of Frost and Bob Adamson of Milford; daughters, Carol Martin of Streetman and Diann Norris of Frost; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The family wants to say thank you to Cedar Lake Hospice.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Chapel, Blooming Grove.

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Kyle Andrew Wilson Jr.

Kyle Andrew Wilson Jr., 1 month, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2006, in Corsicana. Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral. Corsicana Daily Sun - May 17, 2006

CORSICANA — Kyle Andrew Wilson Jr., graveside services at 10 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. - Brownwood Bulletin May 26, 2006

CORSICANA — Graveside services for Kyle Andrew Wilson Jr., 1 month, of Corsicana, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2006, at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Dorothy R. (Daniel) Anschutz
Nov 19, 1922 - May 12, 2006

Dorothy R. Anschutz

Dorothy R. Anschutz, 83, of Lucas, Ohio, died unexpectedly Friday, May 12, 2006, at Med Central Mansfield. She was born Nov. 19, 1922, in Barry, Texas, to Roy and Ethel (Ryan) Daniel. Dorothy retired from Richland Hospital in the housekeeping department and loved gardening, yard work and playing spinner.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Jacob Anschutz of Lucas, Ohio; son and daughter-in-law, Norman and June Anderson of California; stepson, Jack Anschutz; stepdaughter, Patricia Hester of Mansfield, Ohio; grandchildren, Janet and David McMonieal of California, Wendy and Darrin Rohads of Las Vegas, Nev., lan Mort of Los Angeles, Calif., Karen Castle (Earl Moore) of Mansfield, Ohio, and special granddaughter Teresa Castle and her fiancé Rob Weisman of Mansfield, Ohio; four great-grandchildren, Jimmy Blevins, Kayla, Kristian, and Walter Moore; two sisters, Joan Hand and Pat and Vic Howell, all of Texas; special friends, Martha Harris and Gary and Cleo Harrison, all of Lucas, Ohio, and Chuck and Jan DeMoss of California. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Mildred Burneston and Betty Wylie; grandson, Steven Anderson; and stepson, Ronnie Anschutz.

Friends may call from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield, Ohio. Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be held in Mansfield Cemetery.

Arrangements by Wappner Funeral Directors, Mansfield, Ohio.

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Octavia (Dimas) Pinales
Feb 9, 1923 - May 14, 2006

Octavia Dimas Pinales, 83, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, May 14, 2006, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Grady Cashion and Reverend Julio Rodriguez officiating. Internment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Joe Palos, John Palos, Lewis Palos, Harry Palos, Luther Palos and Jonny Santos.

Mrs. Pinales was born Feb. 9, 1923 in Lorena to Lonnie and Mary Dimas. To the family there was not a better example of Proverbs 31 than their mother, Octavia Dimas Pinales. What better day could she be received by the Lord than on Mother’s Day. She modeled servitude in all her actions and practiced hospitality to all on a daily basis. She shared of her means and the Lord truly blessed her abundantly.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jim E. Pinales; and brothers Jessie and John Dimas.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law Jimmy and Arlene Pinales of Haslett; daughter and sons-in-law Delores and Johnny Flores, and Olivia and Michael Jones, all of Corsicana; daughters Olga Bridgewater of Arkadia, Kan., and Terry Arredondo of Austin; grandsons Joseph Michael Ramirez of Arkadia, Kan., Jimmy Charles Pinales Albertson of Dallas, Jeffrey Ryan Pinales of Phoenix, Ariz., John David Flores of Blooming Grove, Stephen Michael Lopez of Austin, and Michael B. Jones and Jonathan Gabriel Jones, both of Corsicana; granddaughters Natalie Robinson and Rachel Arredondo, both of Austin, Brenda Jenine Pinales of El Paso, and Elizabeth Marie Pannabecker and Susanna Maria Jones, both of Corsicana; great granddaughters Brittney Pinales of El Paso and Brianna Nicole Flores of Blooming Grove; great grandsons Sabastian Deere Pannabecker of Corsicana and Adam Taylor Flores of Blooming Grove; sister and brother-in-law Ramona D. and Bill Teeden of Tampa, Fla.; brother Lonnie Dimas, Jr. of Corsicana; and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Katherine Marie (Long) Stoudt-Barham
Jan 12, 1958 - May 14, 2006

Katherine (Stoudt) Barham, 48, of Blooming Grove passed away Sunday, May 14, 2006, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Rose Hill Cemetery with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating.

Katherine Barham was born Jan. 12, 1958 in Auburn, Pa.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Barham of Blooming Grove; mother Catherine Long of Missouri; sister Kay Pennington of Missouri; son Josh Stoudt of Frackville, Pa.; daughter Chasity Stoudt of Missouri; three grandchildren, two nephews and one niece.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Myles Franklin Werner
Oct 1, 1918 - May 13, 2006

Myles Franklin Werner, 87, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

A Rosary service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Father Danilo Ramos and Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. Internment will be in Finzell, Md.

Mr. Werner was born Oct. 1, 1918 in Finzell, Md., to James S. and Linda Caton Werner.

Mr. Werner worked at Wal-Mart greeting people at the door for more than 19 years after his retirement. He enjoyed woodworking and working in his yard.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Werner.

Survivors include his children Patsy and Tom Bodes of Finzell, Md., Ron and Salley Werner of Corsicana, Gary and Judy Werner of Biscalla, Calif., Judy and Roger Telligman of West Palm Beach, Fla., Jack and Barb Werner of Rock Hill, S.C., Mary Jane Murdock of Springs, Pa., Linda Kay and Randy Whisler of Fort Hill, Pa., and Susan and Ken Shoap of Corsicana; and by 18 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Elnora Sue (Ragan) Kiser
Jul 29, 1932 - May 12, 2006

Elnora Ragan Kiser, 73, of Huntsville went home to be with her Lord on May 12, 2006, in Houston. Surrounded by loved ones, she ended a busy life of service focused on family, faith and friends.

Her family will receive visitors from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church in Huntsville under the direction of Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home. The Reverends James Featherstone, Frank Robertson and Reagan Cooksey will be officiating. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Chris Kiser, Brandon Hunt, Ryan Hunt, Ren Kiser, Mark Dibble, Matthew Dibble, Richard Reed and Dustin Fowler. Honorary pallbearer will be Bryan Reed.

Elnora was born July 29, 1932, in El Dorado Springs, Mo., to James and Lilac Ragan. She was a graduate of Corsicana High School.

Elnora was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church in Huntsville, faithfully serving for many years with the Women of Calvary Baptist. She was also a volunteer Auxiliary member of Huntsville (Hermann) Memorial Hospital and a singer in the Huntsville Seniors Choir. Elnora enjoyed the last years traveling with friends to new cities and countries. At home she enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and relaxed with quilting and sewing.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, George Ragan; and her husband of 50 years, Kenneth Maurice Kiser.

Elnora is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Raymond and Dottie Kiser, Michael and Debbie Kiser, and Philip and Bambi Kiser, all of Huntsville; daughter and son-in-law Susan and John Gordon of Cedar Park; sisters Emma Isom of Idalou and Leta Harrison of Ennis; grandchildren Chris Kiser and wife Lisa, Sally Kiser, Ashley Fowler and husband Dustin, Michele Reed and husband Richard, DeAnna Kiser, Brandon and Ryan Hunt, and Ren and Brittany Kiser; great grandson Bryan Reed; step grandchildren Mark Dibble, Matthew Dibble and wife Misty, and step great grandchildren Joshua, Brittany, Justin, Bailey and Austin Dibble.

For those wishing to leave memorial condolences, you may leave the family a message at www.shmfh.com.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1577, Huntsville, TX, 77342-1577.

Arrangements by Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home.

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Dariel Bryan Nevill
Dec 21, 1919 - May 13, 2006

Dariel Bryan Nevill, 86, of Barry passed away Saturday, May 13, 2006, in Barry.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Solon Bailey officiating. Internment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Nevill, Roger Nevill, Mickey Nevill, Johnny Nevill, Steve Nevill and Jamie Nevill.

Dariel Nevill was born Dec. 21, 1919 in Navarro County. He loved fishing and hunting.

He was preceded in death by son Tommy Loyd Nevill; two granddaughters Teresa and Diane Nevill; three brothers; two sisters and his parents.

Survivors include his wife Billie Nevill of Barry; daughters and sons-in-law Patricia Sue and Rick Prince of Trinidad, and Darielene and James Owen of Barry; brother Edwin Nevill and wife Daylene of Trinidad; sisters and brothers-in-law Daries and Paul Loosier, and Bessie Jean and Buck Bentley of Herford; grandchildren Rebecca Nevill of Blooming Grove, Bryan and Glenda Owen of Corsicana, Christie and Jed Johnson of Chandler, Jason Owen of Barry, Jennifer and Stan Holder of Blooming Grove, Kevin and Allysa Prince of Trinidad, and Robert Owen of Barry; 13 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; caregivers Avy Davis and Cynthia Howard, and Hospice nurse Donna Paul.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Marianne (McElwreath) Nevill-Butts
Oct 3, 1931 - May 10, 2006

Marianne Nevill Butts

Marianne Nevill Butts, 74, of Conroe passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at Conroe Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. to noon today at Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Solon Bailey officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Frank Baxter, Bill Baxter, Jason Nevill, Justin Nevill, Brent Estell and John Nevill. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Anderson and Steve Nevill.

Mrs. Butts was born Oct. 3, 1931 in Dixon, N.M.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harmon Nevill; husband, Truitt Butts; son, Johnny Nevill; and sister, Cora Fiddler.

Mrs. Butts is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Judy Nevill of Lufkin and Douglas and Lisa Nevill of Port Angeles, Wash.; son, Curtis Nevill of Corpus Christi; daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Hollis Cox of Pearland; daughter, Betty Nevill of Corpus Christi; six grandsons, John Delton Nevill of Odessa, Jason Nevill of Houston, Justin Nevill of Austin, Brent Estell of Houston, and Douglas Nevill and Joseph Nevill, both of Port Angeles, Wash.; four great-grandchildren, Page, Christian and Conner Collins, and Katlyn Nevill; sisters, Carolyn Baxter of Kerens and Dorothy Yancey of Mesquite; and brother, Jim McElwreath of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Tommy Joe Tramel
Jun 18, 1942 - May 11, 2006

Tommy Trame

Tommy Tramel of Kaufman passed away May 11, 2006, in Terrell. He was born June 18, 1942, to the late Truett Otto and Sally Naomi Holloman Tramel in Corsicana.

Tommy was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Danny Truitt Tramel; and daughter, Tonia Kay Tramel.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda Tramel; children, Anthony Ray Tramel, Laurie Ann Tramel Alveraz and husband Henry, Rebecca Jean Crowe and husband Steve, and Shellie Rea Timms; brothers, Luster Ray Tramel and Gerald William Tramel; sisters, Billie Ann Van Sickle and Jessie Lyvonn Preston; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 15, at Anderson-Clayton Brothers Chapel with Pat Cooper officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery in Kerens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home in Terrell.

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Jesse Howard Lassiter
Aug 9, 1935 - May 11, 2006

Jesse Howard Lassiter, 70, of Carrollton passed away Thursday, May 11, 2006, in Carrollton.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with the Rev. Ernest Boren officiating.

Mr. Lassiter was born Aug. 9, 1935, in Navarro County. He served for 35 years as a peace officer in the state of Texas. He retired from the Carrollton Police Department as a sergeant.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Lassiter of Carrollton; sons, Jay Howard Lassiter of Plano and Glen Welch Lassiter of Carrollton; daughter, Sheryl Brymen of Carrollton; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mitchell Wayne Paul Klieber

Graveside funeral services for Mitchell Wayne Paul Klieber will be held at 4 p.m. today at Flatwoods Cemetery, Flatwoods, La., with the Rev. Paul Blanchard officiating.

Mitchell Wayne Paul Klieber, age 47, of Corsicana entered eternal rest Wednesday, May 9, 2006, in the VA Medical Center Hospital, Dallas.

Mr. Klieber was a native of Louisiana. He was a barge captain for Moran Towing Inc. He was a disabled United States Marine veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He also served as presidential detail for President Jimmy Carter.

He was preceded in death by his one brother, Danny Klieber.

He is survived by his wife, April Sabrina Klieber of Corsicana; two godchildren, Dillon Michael Tullos and Courtney Lynn Ducote; his mother and father, Mavis George of Flatwoods, La., and Kenneth Klieber of Columbus, Miss.; stepparents, Robert George of Flatwoods, La., and Margaret Klieber of Columbus, Miss., and Leroy and Ellen Brandow of Abita Springs, La.; one brother, Steve Klieber of Columbus, Miss.; five sisters, Rose Klieber Tullos of Columbus, Miss., Kathy Klieber Davis of Fishville, La., Tammy Anderson of Pollock, La., Kimberly Sanders of Colfax, La., and Missy Troquille of Flatwoods, La. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and a lifelong friend, Robert “Turtle” Lowe of Corsicana.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Rush Funeral Home in Pinevill, La., leaving for graveside service at 4 p.m. at Flatwoods Cemetery, Flatwoods, La.

Arrangements by Rush Funeral Home, Pineville, La.

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Doyle Gilbert Townley
May 18, 1944 - May 8, 2006

Doyle Gilbert Townley, 61, of Sherrills Ford, N.C., passed away Monday, May 8, 2006.

He was born May 18, 1944, in Corsicana. Doyle’s days on this earth were filled with his hearty laughter and generous heart. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. We shall gather strength and comfort in knowing he is enjoying eternal heavenly peace. Doyle was employed by the telephone company in North Carolina for 30 years.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2006, at Catawba Funerals and Cremations in Hickory, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Gilbert and Lois Townley; and sister, Bonnie Morris.

Survivors include his wife Susan, daughter Toni and two grandsons, all of North Carolina; daughters Darelene McCullough, Kathy Yaheszh and husband Russell, Cindy Turner and husband Gary, three granddaughters, one grandson, and one great-granddaughter, all of Corsicana; sisters Dorothy Pierce, Barbara Crawford and husband AC, Joyce Hurley, and Meredith Platt and husband Billy, all of Corsicana; and a number of nephews and nieces.

Arrangements by Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals and C...

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Doyle G. Townley
Doyle Gilbert Townley, 61, of Sherrills Ford passed away on Monday, May 8, 2006. Born May 18, 1944 in Corsicana, Texas, he was the son of Lawrence Gilbert Townley and Lois Lynch Townley. Doyle's days on this earth were filled with his hearty laughter and generous heart. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. We shall gather strength and comfort in knowing he is enjoying eternal heavenly peace. We love you Doyle. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 11, at 3 p.m. at Catawba Funerals & Cremations in Hickory. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 2-3 p.m. Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations are providing professional services to the Townley Family.  - 

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  • Mooresville Tribune, Mooresville, North Carolina

Doris Evelyn (Deola) Ovalle-York
Jul 20, 1944 - May 16, 2006

Mrs. Doris Evelyn York, 61, of Corsicana, TX. Died on May 16, 2006 in Corsicana, TX. She was born to Arthur Johnny and Evelyn Murrel Powers Deola on July 20, 1944 in Paris, TX.
Doris York moved to Corsicana, TX. with her husband Tom Ovalle in 1964 when she was 20 years old. In later years she divorced Mr. Ovalle and married Bobby York of Corsicana. Bobby and Doris have been together for 20 years. She went to work at Falcon Business Forms in 1980.

She is survived by Husband: Bobby York of Corsicana, 2 biological children: Vivian Lynn Ovalle Lynn of Midlothian, TX and Tommy Ovalle of Winter Haven, FL. 2 Step-Children: Lance York of Corsicana, TX. and Tammie Lamb of Athens, TX. 7 Grandchildren, 6 Great Granddaughters, and Uncle Charles McFatridge of Mesquite, TX.

Memorial may be given to the Northside Assembly of God Church, 115 North Max, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 18, at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be Friday, May 19, at Northside Assembly of God Church at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. James Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Gene Davis
Feb 27, 1947 - May 3, 2006

May 4, 2006
ALBANY — Gene Davis, age 59 of Albany, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at his residence. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, May 5th, at First Baptist Church with Rev. Bart Burgess and Rev. John Tunnell officiating. Burial will follow in the Albany Cemetery under the direction of Morehart Mortuary. Visitation will be Thursday evening, May 4th, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Morehart Mortuary in Albany.

Gene Ray Davis was born on February 27, 1947 in Corsicana, Texas to parents Harold Hughes Davis and Mary Pauline Pierce Davis. He moved to Albany as a child and graduated from Albany High School in 1965. Gene married Linda Faye Moore on August 22, 1969 in Albany. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Christian Motorcycle Association. He worked for Ezell Aviation. Gene was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Joyce Ann Davis.

Gene is survived by his wife, Linda Davis of Albany; 2 sons: James Russell Davis of Fort Worth and Jeffrey Ray Davis & fiancée, Meagan of Abilene; and his father- and mother-in-law: J.M. & Maxine Moore, of Albany.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Renovation Project or Hendrick Hospice and may be left at Morehart Mortuary.


Gordon Bruce Galbraith
Jun 27, 1925 - Feb 4, 2004


Greenville

Gordon Bruce Galbraith, born June 27, 1925, reborn Feb. 4, 2004, when he accepted Jesus as Savior, died at home May 9, 2006, after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

He was the son of the late Gordon and Mary Galbraith, and was a member of Monaghan Baptist Church. Having served in the U.S. Army during World War II, he was awarded the Bronze Star.

He worked as Director of Manufacturing for Stone Manufacturing. In 1980 he moved to Corsicana, Texas, and retired from Hat Brands.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Galbraith; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Dr. Jim Anderson; a son, Bruce Galbraith; a sister, Evelyn Burlew; three grandchildren, John Anderson, Laura Anderson and Julie Anderson; a great-grandson, Noah Anderson; two nieces, Candace Arnold and Kathy Brady.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 12, 2006, at 12 p.m. in the chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Jim Anderson, Dr. Mark O'Rourke and Dr. Charles Kanos and to Greenville Hospital Home Health workers, especially Scott, Wayne and "Gordy's Girls", for their devotion and care of Gordon.

Memorial donations may be made to Monaghan Baptist Church, 1500 W. Parker Road, Greenville, SC 29617; or the Cancer Society of Greenville, 113 Mills Ave., Greenville, SC 29605.

Woodlawn Funeral Home, Greenville, S.C.

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  • Published in The Greenville News: 05-11-2006

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Gordon Bruce Galbraith
Jun 27, 1925 - May 9, 2006

Gordon Bruce Galbraith of Greenville, S.C., born June 27, 1925, reborn Feb. 4, 2004, when he accepted Jesus as Savior, died at home May 9, 2006, after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

He was the son of the late Gordon and Mary Galbraith, and was a member of Monaghan Baptist Church. Having served in the U.S. Army during World War II, he was awarded the Bronze Star.

He worked as director of manufacturing for Stone Manufacturing. In 1980, he moved to Corsicana and retired from Miller Brothers Hat Brands.

He is survived by his wife Debbie Galbraith; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Dr. Jim Anderson; a son, Bruce Galbraith; a sister, Evelyn Burlew; three grandchildren, John Anderson, Laura Anderson and Julie Anderson; a great-grandson, Noah Anderson; and two nieces, Candace Arnold and Kathy Brady.

Funeral services were held at noon May 12 at Woodlawn Funeral Home Chapel.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Jim Anderson, Dr. Mark O’Rourke and Dr. Charles Kanos and to Greenville Hospital Home Health workers, especially Scott, Wayne and “Gordy’s Girls,” for their devotion and care of Gordon.

Memorial donations may be made to Monaghan Baptist Church, 1500 W. Parker Road, Greenville, SC 29617; or the Cancer Society of Greenville, 113 Mills Ave., Greenville, SC 29605.

Arrangements by Woodlawn Funeral Home, Greenville, S.C.

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Clifton Ray Jackson

TULIA - Clifton Ray Jackson, 69, died Monday, May 8, 2006.

Wake services will be at 7 p.m. today in Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Jackson Chapel Church of God in Christ with the Rev. Melvin Tatum, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.  (Not the one in Blooming Grove, TX)

Mr. Jackson was born March 3, 1937, in Corsicana. He moved to Tulia in 1957, and worked for Excel for the past 32 years.

Survivors include his wife, Tressie Jackson of Tulia; his mother, Johnny Mae Hall of Plainview; three sons and six daughters, Clifford Jackson, Linda Kay Lestig, Linda Faye McKnight, Janice Strickland, Vicky Vaughn, all of Fort Worth, Colin Jackson of Columbus, Ga., and Anthony Davis, Sharon Shaffer and Patricia Davis, all of Amarillo; a sister, Bobbie Goen of Lubbock; two brothers, Willie B. Hall Sr. of New Jersey and Johnny B. Jackson of Dallas; 36 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

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  • Amarillo Globe-News - May 10, 2006

Louise (Kiehne) Leggett
1913 - Apr 29, 2006

MENARD — Louise Leggett died of cancer in Emory, Texas, on April 29, 2006, at the age of 93.
The daughter of Era and Guenther Kiehne, she was born in Corsicana, Texas, in 1913. After spending her younger years in Dallas, her family moved to Menard, Texas, where she graduated from Menard High School in 1930.

She attended Abilene Christian College before returning to Menard to teach third grade. She married M.S. “Toogy” Leggett in 1933 and became a homemaker.

Louise was a former PTA president and a member of the El Progresso Club and the Episcopal Church Women. She lived by the motto, “Seize the day!” All who knew her admired her independent spirit and incredible work ethic. She was a talented artist. Those who received a hand-painted note card from Louise would often frame it for display. Working in her large garden every day was a joy for her, and she freely shared its bounty with friends and family. The written word was Louise’s greatest passion. She was an avid writer and a reader of all genres with a special love of poetry. Her repertoire of memorized poems was unparalleled, and she enjoyed reciting poetry for audiences on any occasion.

She is survived by two children, Gloria Little and husband John, and Curtis Leggett and wife Margo; five grandchildren, Liza Leggett, Heather Bryant, Lendy Jones, Carla Berg and David Leggett; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sue Leggett, who died at birth; her husband, Toogy, who died in 1973; and one grandson, Curtis Bryant.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 5, at the Menard Calvary Episcopal Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Menard Calvary Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 863, Menard, TX 76859, or to the Menard Public Library, P.O. Box 404, Menard, TX 76859.

Publication Date: May 5, 2006


Letha (Farmer) Davis
Sep 30, 1912 - May 21, 2006

Letha Davis

Mrs. Letha Davis age 93, of Corsicana, Texas, died Sunday, May 21, 2006, in Corsicana, Texas. She worked as an Inspector at the Texas Miller Hat Factory.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, May 22, 2006 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Chapel at 10:00 AM Tuesday, May 23, 2006, Chaplain Gerald Gray officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana, Texas. Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great grandsons- Randy Farmer, Jeffrey Farmer, Donald Davis, Jason Kuykendall, Justin Kuykendall, and Lucas Farmer.

She is survived by her Son-Jackie Davis of Houston, TX.; Daughter- Carolyn Williams of Corsicana, TX.; Granddaughters- Ginger Miller of Tom Ball, TX., Marjorie Davis of Huntsville, TX., and Betty Kuykendall of Corsicana, TX.; Grandsons- Donald Davis of La Marque, TX., Randy Farmer of Corsicana, TX, and Jeff Farmer of Rice, TX.; Nine Great Grandchildren; and Seven Great Great Grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by: Husband- A.V. “Cotton” Davis and a brother-Denton “Bid” Farmer

Peggy Lynn (Sheppard) Malone
Sep 9, 1929 - May 20, 2006

Peggy Lynn Malone, 76, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, May 20, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with services slated for 3 p.m. Monday at the Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Corsicana. Pastor Bruce Carpenter will officiate with interment to follow at Frost Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be G.M. Cox, Lewis Palos, Todd Morris, Randy Blue, Kenneth Kirkwood and Ronnie McGaha.

Mrs. Malone was born Sept. 9, 1929 in Frost. She was a resident of Corsicana for 30 years and was a member of St. Luke Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Scottie Malone.

Survivors include son Gary Malone, of Dallas; daughter and son-in-law Pam and Larry Hodge of Corsicana; sister-in-law Joyce and Carlos Decker of Cleburne; grandchildren Bryan and wife Mandy Hodge of Corsicana, Brent and wife Erica Hodge of Corsicana, Bobby Malone of Dallas and Kevin Malone of Dallas; great grandchildren Madyson Hodge, Brody Hodge and Dalton Hodge.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral home.

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Alta Jo (Wright) Gossage
Jan 19, 1932 - May 17, 2006

Alta Jo Gossage

Alta Jo Gossage died suddenly May 17, 2006, in Whitewright, as a result of an auto accident. Jo, as she was known, was born Jan. 19, 1932, to Dewey and Vada Wright. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, May 22, at Trinity Baptist Church in Sherman. Pastor Paul Ryan will officiate. Interment will follow at Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman.

Jo married Kenneth Gossage on Jan. 14, 1967, in Corsicana. Prior to moving to Sherman in 1975, she worked for 15 years as a receptionist at Wolf Brand Chili.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Louise Brooks; and brother, Dewey Wright.

She is survived by her husband, Ken Gossage of Sherman; brother, Franklin Wright of Maypearl; son, Clark Craig and wife Cynthia of Kingwood; daughter, Fredda Jo Craig of Sherman; granddaughter, Lee Ellen Collins and husband Jared of Sherman; grandson, Josh Craig and wife Lindsey of Corsicana; granddaughter, Chelsea Nunn and husband Ryan of Corsicana; granddaughters, MacKenzie Morton and Katelyn Morton of Kingwood; two great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.

Jo was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Sherman.

Pallbearers will be Lynn Watts, Don Blakey, Frank Brown, Andy Faber, Harold Moses and Gary Park.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at Waldo Funeral Home in Sherman.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 2627 Loy Lake Road, Sherman, TX 75090.

Arrangements by Waldo Funeral Home, Sherman.

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James Miller
Dec 8, 1966 - May 17, 2006

James Miller, 39, of Blooming Grove passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at his residence.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Prairie Point Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Pallbearers will be David McKellip, Derek Williams, David Melton, Jesse Melton, Brian Northern and Michael Peterson.

Mr. Miller was born Dec. 8, 1966, in Dallas.

Survivors include his wife, Laura Miller of Blooming Grove; son, Shaun Miller of Blooming Grove; daughters, Lauren and Brittany Miller, both of Blooming Grove; mother, Kitty Miller of Blooming Grove; brothers, Johnny Miller of Winkler and Kenneth Miller of Blooming Grove; sister, Kathy Williams of Blooming Grove; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Margaret Marie (Thompson) Hestand
Jul 28, 1922 - May 18, 2006

Margaret Marie Hestand, 83, of Powell passed away at home with her family beside her Thursday, May 18, 2006.

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

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Resthaven Memorial Park with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Mrs. Hestand was born July 28, 1922, in Richland to Edgar N. and Clara Allen Thompson. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She was a grocery clerk for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Edward Hestand in 1982; brothers, A.Z. Thompson and Bill Thompson; and son-in-law, Tommy Mahoney.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Kay Hestand of Powell; daughters and son-in-law, Starlett and Wayne Cotten of Powell and Vicki Mahoney of Corsicana; granddaughters and spouses, Debra and Jaime Pulaski of Riverview, Fla., Tina and Greg Hembree of Houston, Cynthia Cotten, Karon and Derek Meredith, and Lisa and Johnnie Humphries, all of Corsicana; grandsons and spouses, Chuck Cotten of Powell, Jeff and Beth Hestand, and David and Melinda Mahoney, all of Corsicana; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters their spouses, Dorothy Collinsworth of Corsicana, Allen and Nancy Thompson of Navarro, Wanza and Allen Holley of Garland, and Betty Featherson of Emhouse; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Grace Arney, Guy and wife Carolyn Hestand, and Raymond Hestand, all of Illinois; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Charles Edward Gill
Dec 22, 1941 - May 13, 2006

Charles Edward Gill, 64, of Joshua passed away with his family at his bedside on Saturday, May 13, 2006, after a heroic battle with lung cancer. During his fight, Charles never lost his sense of humor and continues to inspire all touched by his endurance.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2006, at the Mountain Valley Funeral Home in Burleson. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2006, at Joshua Baptist Church in Joshua. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery in Joshua. Joshua Fire Department Chaplain Jesse Davis will officiate.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Joshua Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

Charles was born on Dec. 22, 1941, to Ervie Erie and Lenna Agnes Gill. After spending several years in Frost, Charles and his family moved to Forest Hill. He was a longtime member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church. Charles graduated from Trimble Tech High School and earned his teaching certificate in photography from Texas A&M University. Driven and ambitious, Charles pursued all of his professions and hobbies with zeal. He worked as a photographer for Channel 5 News in Dallas, served in the United States Air Force as a photographer during the Vietnam War, and taught photography at Brewer High School.

While photography was his talent, firefighting was his calling. He began his firefighting career, which spanned over 50 years, as a junior firefighter with the Forest Hill Fire Department, eventually retiring from the Arlington Fire Department in 1998. Even in retirement, Charles continued to work with the Joshua Volunteer Fire Department as battalion chief.

While Charles was also an amateur radio operator, the one role he enjoyed and served best was being dad to family and friends. Thank you for sharing your life with us, Dad. But more importantly, thank you for sharing with us your fight. We choose to face tomorrow with grace because you, too, never gave up.

Charles is survived by his twin daughters, Stacy and Michelle Gill of Joshua; sons, Brian Gill of Beeville and Chris Gill and wife, Amy, of Cleburne; two grandsons, Dustin and Brandon Gill of Cleburne; and many friends, including his Joshua Fire Department “family.”

Arrangements by Mountain Valley Funeral Home, Burleson.

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Gary Dan Holloway
Aug 14, 1952 - May 21, 2006

Mr. Gary Dan Holloway, 53, of Dresden passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2006 in Corsicana, Texas. He was born on August 14, 1952 in Corsicana, Texas to Paul & Betty (Bassham) Holloway. He was employed as a House Parent with the I.O.O.F. Children's Home for a number of years. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Interment will follow in the Younger cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Jones, Danny Townley, Charlie Farmer, Mark Powell, Jimmy McGee and Kyle Wilcox. Honorary Pallbearers are David Holloway and Shawn Holloway. Mr. Holloway was preceded in death by his Father, Paul Wesley Holloway, Twin Sister, Mary Ann Holloway, Grandparents, H.T. & Iva Bassham, Grandmother, Mittie Holloway, Uncle, David Bassham, and Aunt, Janell Glass. He is survived by his Mother, Betty Holloway of Corsicana, TX., Brothers & Sister-in-Law, Mark & Rhonda Holloway of Irving, TX., and Tommy Holloway of Silver City, TX., Nephews, David & Shawn Holloway both of Corsicana, TX., Nieces, Briana Holloway of Irving, TX., and Heather Holloway of Tyler, TX.

Billy Dean Simpson Sr.
May 18, 1945 - May 22, 2006

Billy Dean Simpson Sr., 61, of Dawson passed away Monday, May 22, 2006, in Dallas.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Steve Schulte officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Billy Dean Simpson, Scott Hough, Jody Pitts, Joseph Caldwell, Lance Northland and Michael Proulx.

Mr. Simpson was born May 18, 1945, in Corsicana to Amos W. Simpson and Thynoha Chapman Simpson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Alma Chapman.

Survivors include his love and best friend, Judy Nesmith of Dawson; sons and daughters-in-law, Dean and Renee Simpson of Dawson, Jody and Deborah Pitts of Fayetteville, Ark., David and Dana Nesmith of Pasadena and Blaine and Regina Nesmith of Waxahachie; daughters and son-in-law, Denise and Scott Hough of Garland and Nicki Willis of Louisville, Ky.; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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