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William Eugene "Bill" Lagomarsino, Dr.
Aug 8, 1938 - Nov 11, 2006

Dr. Bill Lagomarsino

William Eugene Lagomarsino died peacefully at his home on Nov. 11, 2006. Born Aug. 8, 1938 in Newark, NJ, he was accepted into Seton Hall College of Medicine and received his medical degree in 1964.

While in medical school, he was awarded research fellowships in the departments of pharmacology, obstetrics and gynecology. Following medical school, he moved to San Francisco to complete an internship at St. Mary’s Hospital.

He then immediately joined the U.S. Army and spent two years in South Korea as a general medical officer with the rank of Captain.

Returning to the states, he was accepted into an opthamology residency at Scott and White Hospital in Temple.

He wanted to remain in Texas and found a position at Medical Arts Clinic in Corsicana where he practiced with his wife Nickie in his specialty from 1970 to 2002, when illness forced him to retire.

He was responsible for bringing the Texas Retina Associates of Dallas to Corsicana. While at Medical Arts Clinic, he served as chairman of the board of directors for five years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Corrine Lagomarsino. He was active in the community especially in his earlier years where he was very involved in Derrick Days, establishing the Oil City Minithon which drew well-known runners.

He was an active runner and completed seven marathons. He was on the board of directors for the Salvation Army until his death. He will be remembered for his love and care of his patients as well as the zest for life which he lived to the fullest, camping and hiking with his family throughout his life.

He is survived by his loving wife, Nickie; son and daughter-in-law, James and Shannon Lagomarsino of Corsicana; daughters, Dr. Elizabeth Lagomarsino of Dallas, Katherine Lagomarsino of New York; daughter and son-in-law Anna and Brent Farr of Dallas; four grandchildren, Logan Norch, Jackson Farr, Fiona Farr and Aidan Lagomarsino; brothers Dr. Fred Lagomarsino of Waterville, Maine and Dr. James Lagomarsino of Chicopee, Mass.

Funeral services will be at Northside Baptist Church at 11 a.m., Tuesday with Dr. Rick Lamb and Father Danny Ramos officiating. Pallbearers will be John Flood, Dr. Scott Middleton, Dr. Claude Tate, Dr. Sandy Lowry, Dr. Brad Jost and Dr. Joseph McNally.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ms. Glenda Rascoe, Dr. Bob Kingman, Dr. Jim Dotson, Dr. Kelly Burkhart, Dr. Wes Pittman and Dr. John Nelson.

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking instead for donations to Collins Catholic School.

Visitation will be held at Corley’s Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana

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Sue Gran Mullenix
Jun 20, 1924 - Nov 12, 2006

“Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God,” Matthew 5.8.

Gran Mullenix, born June 20, 1924, went to be with the Lord and Savior on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006. Sue dearly loved her family, friends and television shows. She was a blessing to all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ida and Howard Mullenix; sisters Doris Brown and Helen Gillen; brothers Morris Mullenix and Guy Mullenix.

Survivors include her sister and brother-in-law Ruth and Gene Wilcox of Ennis; nieces Karen Fanous of Round Rock, Suzanne Martin of San Antonio, Lisa Noble of Dallas, Debbie Peveto of Tyler, Kathy Wilson of Texarkana and Ginger Mullenix of Corsicana; nephews David Brown of Rice, Bruce Gillen of Corsicana and Dickie Mullenix of Corsicana.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday win Oakwood Cemetery. with Dr. Robert Young officiating.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Odie Lee Henry
Nov 3, 1924 - Nov 11, 2006

Odie Lee Henry, 82, of Terrell passed away Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006 in Terrell.

Services are slated to begin at 1 p.m., Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mrs. Henry was born on Nov. 3, 1924 in Barry and worked in sales.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ed Henry; daughter Joyce Finch and parents Ambers and Annie Runnels.

Survivors include her daughter, Judy Finch Hairston of Terrell; son and daughter-in-law Eddie and Sheryl Henry of Rowlett; grandson Michael Hairston of Terrell; grandson and wife Mark Shannon and Kade Hariston of Terrell; grandson Jimmy Finch of North Carolina; granddaughters Donna Finch of Azle and Pamela Finch of Fort Worth; grandson Colton Henry of Rowlett; ten great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Lloyd B. ‘LoLo’ Nall
Mar 8, 1933 - Nov 8, 2006

Lloyd B. “LoLo” Nall, 73, of Huntington passed away on Nov. 8 at a local hospital.

Mr. Nall was born March 8, 1933 in Trinidad, to Iva and Marshall Nall.

Survivors include his wife, Candye Nall of Huntington; son and daughter-in-law, Bill, Sr. and Kathey Loftis of Chesapeake, VA; daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Wayne Rhodes, Sr. of Lufkin; daughter, Tracei Griffin of Florida; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce Gordon of Corsicana; and father-in-law, Philip Atteberry, Sr. of Mercedes .

Arrangements by Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin.

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Samuel ‘Biscuit’ Howard
Jul 17, 1986 - Nov 10, 2006

Samuel ‘Biscuit’ Howard, passed away on Nov. 10, 2006. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Prairie Point Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Sammy ‘Biscuit’ Howard, 20, of Corsicana passed away on Nov. 10, 2006, in Corsicana. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Prairie Point Cemetery with the Rev. Matthew Conner officiating. An online guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com by selecting the Sammy Howard obituary. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Cierra Leann Yarbrough 
Jun 27, 2006 - Nov 8, 2006

Infant Cierra Leann Yarbrough, 4 months old of Corsicana passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2006 in Corsicana. She was born on June 27, 2006 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2006 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2006 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clyde Franks officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tim Yarbrough and Andrew Yarbrough. Honorary Pallbearers will be Leonard W. Yarbrough, Cameron Harrison, and Kasey Yarbrough.

She is survived by her Mother, Rikki Doss of Corsicana, TX., Father, Gene Yarbrough of Corsicana, TX., Brothers, Tim Yarbrough, Andrew Yarbrough and Cameron Harrison all of Corsicana, TX., Sisters, Kasey Yarbrough and Jade Doss both of Corsicana, TX., Grandparents, Rickey & Pat Doss and Leonard & Shirley Yarbrough of Corsicana, TX., and numerous Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.

Jesse James Rios
Nov 4, 1941 - Nov 8, 2006

Jesse James Rios, resident of Frost, Texas, passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at his residence at the age of 65. He was born in Dallas, Texas on November 4, 1941. Memorial services will be Monday, November 13, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana. Survivors include his sister: Mary H. Tucker of Denver, Colorado. Son: Benjamin Rios Terriah of Frost, Texas and a daughter: Diana Terriah of Frost, Texas. Nephew and wife: Spencer Tucker Jr. and Marilyn of Denver, Colorado. Great niece: Whitney Tucker. Mother-in-law: Lula Terriah of Frost, Texas. Ex-wife: Bobbie Rios of Frost, Texas. Sisters-in-law: Marion Church of Flower Mound, Texas and Pat Morales of Italy, Texas. Numerous other nieces and nephews


Avis Merle Gage
May 17, 1911 - Nov 7, 2006

Avis Merle Gage, resident of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and formerly of Dallas, Texas, passed away Tuesday November 7, 2006 at Florida Medical Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida at the age of 95. Graveside services will be held on Friday, November 10, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Texas. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana, Texas. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law: Warren Austin Gage and his wife Betty of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Grandchildren: Leah Grace Gage and Nathaniel Micah Gage. Sister: D. Mildred Grinstead of Balch Springs, Tx. Nieces and nephews: Wanda and Gary Orphey of Mt. Pleasent, Tx., Gayle Gresham of Balch Springs, Tx., Wanda and Lowell Ray Halbert of Amarillo, Tx., and Genetha Thomas of Corsicana, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband: Guy Ernest Gage in 1990 and a sister: Verda Leah Grinstead in 2001.

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Mary Sue (Shivers) Sparkman
Mar 23, 1910 - Nov 12, 2006

Mary Sue Sparkman

Mary Sue Sparkman, 96, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jim Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Darren Boyd, Corwin Whitfield, Jesse Grimaldo, John Sparkman, Wayne Moody and Tim Moody.

Mrs. Sparkman was born March 23, 1910, in Pinkston. She was a member of Second Avenue Baptist Church. She worked at the hospital in the nursery as an LVN for 30 years. After retirement from the hospital, she did private sitting.

She was preceded in death by her husband, L.D. Sparkman; son, L.E. “Sparky” Sparkman; grandson, Jimmy Barr; brother, Willie Shivers; sisters, Belle Gann, Dee Boone, Minnie Lee Barzell and Marie Ainsworth; and parents, William and Jenny Shivers.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, David and Stacey Sparkman of Corsicana; daughter, Joan Barr of Corsicana; granddaughters, Brenda Boyd and husband Don of Corsicana and Rebecca Grimaldo and husband Jesse of League City; grandsons, Mark Sparkman of Corsicana, Karl Sparkman and Chad Sparkman, both of College Station, and John Sparkman and wife Anna of Eustace; granddaughter, Crystal Sparkman of Corsicana; 14 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 1615 Stemmons Frwy., Dallas, TX 75207; or Second Avenue Baptist Church, 3045 W. Second Ave., Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lawrence Donell McBride
abt 1961 - Nov 10, 2006

Lawrence Donell McBride, 45, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, at UTBM in Galveston. Visitation will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery with Minister Marcus Green officiating. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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George Elza Renfrow
Aug 12, 1935 - Nov 11, 2005

George Elza Renfrow, 71, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Jimmie Wofford
Mar 7, 1930 - Nov 14, 2006

Jimmie Wofford, 76, of Blooming Grove passed away Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006, at his residence.

Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove with Grady Cashion officiating.

Mr. Wofford was born March 7, 1930, in Starkville, Miss., to Luke D. Wofford and Louella Carroll Wofford. He served in the United States Army in Korea. He worked in the oil fields.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Alpha, Maude and Myrtle; and brothers, Robert, Tom, Guy and Avery.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Marie Wofford of Blooming Grove; sons and daughter-in-law, Keith and Roseanna Wofford and Michael Wofford, all of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; daughter, Sheryl Wofford of Sarasota, Fla.; two grandchildren, Megan of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Elysse of Sherman Oaks, Calif.; and sister, Pauline Thomas of Barry.

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

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove.

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Nannie Bob (Lawrence) Bruce
Dec 17, 1918 - Nov 13, 2006

Nannie Bob Lawrence Bruce, 87, of Dawson passed away Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Dawson Cemetery with the Rev. Brian Robertson officiating. The family will receive friends at the cemetery an hour before the service on Thursday.

Nannie Bob was born Dec. 17, 1918, in Dawson to Joseph Britton and Alice (Davidson) Lawrence and was the youngest of eight children. She was raised in Dawson and was a graduate of Dawson High School. Nannie Bob lived in the Houston area for many years where she worked in the wholesale/dry goods business for Mandel-Kahn before she retired and moved back to Dawson in 1972. She was a member of the Church of Christ, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and wrote a weekly column for the Hubbard City News about the Dawson community.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Clovis F. (Beece) Slakey
Jun 2, 1931 - Nov 15, 2006

Clovis F. Slakey

Mrs. Clovis F. Slakey 75, of Corsicana, Texas, died Wednesday, November 15, 2006, in Corsicana, Texas.
She is survived by her Daughter & Friend-Betty Lou McCarley & Tommie D. Sims of Corsicana, TX., Daughter & Son-in-law-Brenda & Mark Owens of Crestview, Fla. Daughter & Son-in-law-Patsy & Gene Sellers of Kingsland, TX., Daughter & Son-in-law-Nancy & David Nix of Arlington, TX., Daughter & Son-in-law-Rebecca & Ed Grubbs of Parker, TX., Son & Daughter-in-law-Terry & Michelle Slakey of Corsicana, TX., 1 Brother, 4 Sisters, 13 Grandchildren, and 9 Great Grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents Clyde & Eva Beece, Husband Barney L. Slakey, Jr. , September 11, 2000, Daughter Mary Ann McCarley, Grandson Robert Lynn Dawson, and 2 Brothers.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, November 17, 2006 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park at 11:00 AM Saturday, November 18, 2006 , with Rev. Mark Jenkins officiating. Interment will be at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park in Mesquite, Texas

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Clovis F. Slakey

Clovis F. Slakey, 75, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, at her residence.

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

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park, 12701 Lake June Road, Mesquite, with the Rev. Mark Jenkins officiating.

Mrs. Slakey was born June 2, 1931, in Frankston.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Eva Benge; husband, Barney L. Slakey Jr.; daughter, Mary Ann McCarley; grandson, Robert Lynn Dawson; and two brothers.

Survivors include her daughters, Brenda Owens and husband Mark of Crestview, Fla., Patsy Sellers and husband Gene of Kingsland, Betty Lou McCarley and friend Tommie D. Sims of Corsicana, Nancy Nix and husband David of Arlington, and Rebecca Grubbs and husband Ed of Parker; son, Terry Slakey and wife Michelle of Corsicana; one brother, four sisters, 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Vivian M. Atchley
Aug 19, 1910 - Nov 14, 2006

Mrs. Vivian M. Atchley , age 96, of Corsicana, Texas, died Tuesday, November 14, 2006, in Denton, Texas.
She is survived by her Daughter-Nancy Trout of Denton, TX., Daughter & Son-in-law-Susan & Allen Bauler of Bridgeport, TX.

Graveside services will be at Oakwood Cemetery at 2:00 PM Saturday, November 18, 2006 , with Rev. Marisa McNeil officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas

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Vivian M. Atchley

Vivian M. Atchley, 96, of Denton, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006, at The Vintage.

She was born Aug. 19, 1910, in Tupelo, Texas, to J.D. and Maggie Marion.

She was Baptist.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Oakwood Cemetery. Chaplain Marissa McNeil will officiate.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy A. Trout of Denton and Susan Bavler of Bridgeport; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Corley’s Funeral Home in Corsicana is in charge of arrangements.

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  • Denton Record

Mary (Holcomb) Harris
Oct 4, 1919 - Oct 31, 2006

Mary Harris

Services for Mary Harris, 87, of Athens are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, in the Gordon-Foster-Brown Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Boyle officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

Mrs. Harris died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006, in South Place Nursing Center in Athens. She was born Oct. 4, 1919, in Frost to the late William Alford and Walsie Floyd Holcomb. She was a homemaker and a member of Highland Hills Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tommie Harris; a great-granddaughter; two sisters; and three brothers.

Survivors include her sons, William Kenneth “Pete” Harris of Galveston and Thomas E. “Buck” Harris of Athens; a sister, Mae Bryant of Corsicana; and sisters-in-law, Berdie Harris of Athens and Ruth Harris of Golden.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Highland Hills Baptist Church. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at gfb@cox-internet.com.

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  • Athens Review

Zachariah J. "Zack" Keathley Jr.: News machinist for 25 years
Aug 21, 1920 - Nov 1, 2006

09:14 AM CST on Saturday, November 11, 2006
By JOE SIMNACHER / The Dallas Morning News
 

Zachariah J. "Zack" Keathley Jr.

Zachariah J. "Zack" Keathley Jr. had a natural talent for working with his hands.

He taught himself to be a machinist, a position he held at The Dallas Morning News for more than 25 years.

Mr. Keathley, 86, died Nov. 1 of complications of congestive heart failure at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.

Services were Saturday in Duncanville. Burial was Monday in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Born in Frost, Texas, Mr. Keathley grew up in a family with six children. He was 5 when his father was killed in a payroll robbery, said his wife, Frances Keathley of DeSoto.

Mr. Keathley didn't graduate from high school but could have attended college on a hog-calling scholarship.

"He won a hog-calling scholarship and had a two-year scholarship, but for some unknown reason, he wouldn't take it," Mrs. Keathley said. "I think he thought he wasn't prepared to go to college."

A member of the Future Farmers of America, the young Mr. Keathley advanced through local, regional, state and national hog-calling competitions to win the scholarship at the finals in Kansas City, Mo.

During World War II, Mr. Keathley served in the Army.

He married Mary Frances Parris on Oct. 31, 1945. He died the day after their 61st anniversary.

"I think God let him hold on, so it wouldn't be on our anniversary," Mrs. Keathley said.

After the war, Mr. Keathley worked for the National Lead Co.

"He was a self-taught person," Mrs. Keathley said. "All his brothers could do most anything with their hands."

Mr. Keathley joined The News as a machinist in February 1958. He was promoted to chief machinist in February 1967.

He was often called in to repair the newspaper's printing presses at all hours of the day or night, his wife said.

Mr. Keathley was a reserved person and a good father, his wife said.

"We raised our children over at Fruitdale Baptist Church," Mrs. Keathley said. "He was a deacon, a Sunday school teacher and a choir member, but don't misunderstand me, he had a temper. If some of those guys [at the newspaper] did something wrong down there, he'd let them know it."

He retired in May 1983.

Mr. Keathley had been a Mason for more than 50 years. He also loved to hunt and play golf.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Keathley is survived by two sons, Zachariah Keathley III of Kerens, Texas, and James B. Keathley of Cedar Hill; a daughter, Suzanne Smith of University Park; and four grandchildren.

E-mail jsimnacher@dallasnews.com

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KEATHLEY,, ZACHARIAH J., JR (ZACK) KEATHLEY Of Desoto, TX, beloved husband, Dad, PaPa & uncle, went home to be with his Lord on November 1, 2006. He was born August 21, 1920 to Zachariah J. Keathley and Leah Jane Griffin Keathley in Frost, Texas. A child of the depression years, he lost his father at an early age. His mother worked tirelessly to support him and his siblings until he left for World War II. As an army veteran, he made his home in Dallas after serving his country proudly. There he met his wife Mary Frances Parris Keathley. They married on Oct. 31, 1945. Blessed with three children, Zack & Frances raised their family in Fruitdale Baptist Church where he was a Deacon, Sunday school teacher and choir member. He worked as a machinist and foreman in the maintenance department of the Dallas Morning News, where he was responsible for the operation of the printing presses. He retired after 25 years of service. He was a member of the Mike H. Thomas Masonic Lodge # 1314, the Scottish Rite and the Mike Thomas-Oak Cliff Order of the Eastern Star 951. An avid outdoorsman, Zack loved to golf & hunt. He enjoyed raising and working bird dogs and after his retirement, raising cattle on their farm in east Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents along with 5 siblings. Zack is survived by his wife of 61 years, Frances Keathley; son, Zachariah J. Keathley III & wife, Sandi; daughter, Suzanne Smith & husband, Terry; son James B. Keathley & wife, Linda; grandchildren, Amanda Keathley, Wendi Keathley Blank & husband, Cole, Amber Hardy and Zachariah J. Keathley IV, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Service is 11:00 AM, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006 at Jaynes Memorial Chapel in Duncanville. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Friday at the funeral home. He will be buried at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery on Monday. Jayne's Memorial Chapel 811 South Cockrell Hill Road Duncanville TX 75137

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  • The Dallas Morning News - Nov 4, 2006


Benton Morland Smith
Mar 2, 1926 - Oct 1, 2006

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Benton Morland Smith was born March 2, 1926 in Kaufman, Texas to Sidney and Mary Daugherty Smith. Benton passed away in Kerens, Texas on October 1, 2006.

Benton was raised between Kemp and Kaufman. He joined the U. S. Army in 1948 and he served during the Korean Conflict. He lived most of his life in Kaufman County. Benton lived in Dallas for twenty years where he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard.

Benton is survived by his sons: Benny Smith of Gun Barrel City, Gary Smith of Wylie and Darrel Hodge of Dallas, sisters: Dorothy Ferrell of Kaufman and Jane Furr of Beaumont, grandchildren: Beau, Richard, Jami, Brandy, Lea, Briana, Elizabeth and Amber Dawn, great-grandchildren: Dominic and Kenny and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at the Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was at 1:00 p.m. at DFW National Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman.


Donna Jean Riddle York

Donna York
Donna Jean Riddle York, 70, died Nov. 13, 2005, in Mesquite.

From 1976 until December 2003, she was the publisher and editor of The Kerens Tribune, except for a seven-year period when she managed the Tribune for an absentee owner.

In 1979, she was named Woman of the Year by the Malakoff Chapter of American Business Women’s Association.


Brenda Ann “Sho-Sho” Gray
abt 1963 - Nov 15, 2006

Brenda Ann “Sho-Sho” Gray, 43, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, at Baylor Health Care System in Dallas. A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wilgo Baptist Church with Pastor Arthur C. Faulk officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.


Gerald Dean Andrews
May 1943 - Nov 19, 2006

Gerald D. Andrews, 63, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006 at his residence. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Eureka Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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  • s/o Earnest Andrews & Martha Ella (Perry) Andrews

William Leroy Hawkins
Apr 15, 1984 - Nov 18, 2006

William Leroy ‘Billy’ Hawkins - 11/22/06

William Leroy “Billy” Hawkins, 22, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Chris Moody officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Billy was born April 15, 1984, in San Diego, Calif. His favorite words were only God can judge me.

Survivors include his wife, Angela Hawkins of Ennis; sons, Noah Lee Hawkins and Clayton Russell Hawkins, both of Ennis; mother and stepfather, Charleen and Jimmy Devearux of Corsicana; father, William Hawkins Jr. of Alabama; sisters, Jill Jordan and husband Darren of Wichita, Kan., and Julie Pollard of Corsicana; adopted sister, Ishea Riley of Corsicana; adopted brother, Josiah Morris of Corsicana; brother-in-law, Jason Martin of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Makayla Pavuk of Corsicana; grandparents, William and Jeanette Hawkins of California and Louella Adas of Corsicana; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Gary and Sandy Stauty of Corsicana; two nieces, one nephew, five aunts, and four uncles.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Eddie Bess (Leonard) Thompson
Oct 20, 1911 - Nov 16, 2006

Mrs. Eddie Bess (Leonard) Thompson, 95, of Corsicana passed away at her home on Thursday, November 16, 2006 in Corsicana. She was born on October 20, 1911 in Corsicana, Texas. Her parents, George and Emma Leonard were business owners involved in the great downtown commerce of the period.
Eddie Bess bacame a student of Corsicana. She grew up in the City and knew its people and ways. She had knowledge of houses, who built them, and the families that lived there. Combined with her years of selling real estate she developed a storeroom of knowledge. To sit with her and discuss Corsicana was better than and Master Class ever taught. Keen in her wit and detailed in her recollection she combined everything into a compelling story.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2006 at Oakwood Cemetery with Bro. Bill Honea officiating.

Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by her Husband, Jack Thompson, Sr., Brother, George Leonard, Jr., and a Sister, Ruth Alice Irvin.

She is survived by her Son & Daughter-in-Law, Jack & Susan Thompson, Jr. of Fredericksburg, TX., Daughter, Janet Marshall of Gilmer, TX., Grandsons & Wives, John C. Thompson of Dallas, TX., Mark & Connie Marshall of Lucas, TX., Matthew & Janet Marshall of Little Rock, AR., Granddaughter & Husband, Carolyn & Paul Goelzer of Dallas, TX., Great Granddaughters, Sophia Goelzer of Dallas, TX., Elizabeth Goelzer of Dallas, TX., and Connor Marshall of Lucas, TX., Great Grandsons, Evan Marshall of Lucas, TX., Garrison Marshall of Little Rock, AR., and Reece Marshall of Little Rock, AR., Sister, Emma Jean (Tubby) Humphries of Corsicana, TX.

The family would like to thank Margaret Smith who showed Eddie Bess such love and care as she lived out her days in a long and wonderful life.

Friends desiring to do so may make Memorial Contributions to the Salvation Army, 212 East 1st Avenue, Corsicana, Texas 75110

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Eddie Bess Leonard Thompson

Eddie Bess Leonard Thompson, 95, of Corsicana passed away at her home Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, in Corsicana. She was born Oct. 20, 1911, in Corsicana. Her parents, George and Emma Leonard, were business owners involved in the great downtown commerce of the period.

Eddie Bess became a student of Corsicana. She grew up in the city and knew its people and ways. She had knowledge of houses, who built them, and the families that lived there. Combined with her years of selling real estate she developed a storeroom of knowledge. To sit with her and discuss Corsicana was better than any master class ever taught. Keen in her wit and detailed in her recollection, she combined everything into a compelling story.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Thompson Sr.; brother, George Leonard Jr.; and sister, Ruth Alice Irvin.

Survivors include her son, Jack Thompson Jr. and wife Susan of Fredericksburg; daughter, Janet Marshall of Gilmer; grandsons, John C. Thompson of Dallas, Mark Marshall and wife Connie of Lucas, Matthew Marshall and wife Janet of Little Rock, Ark.; granddaughter, Carolyn Goelzer and husband Paul of Dallas; great-granddaughters, Sophia Goelzer and Elizabeth Goelzer, both of Dallas, and Connor Marshall of Lucas; great-grandsons, Evan Marshall of Lucas, and Garrison Marshall and Reece Marshall, both of Little Rock, Ark.; and sister, Emma Jean “Tubby” Humphries of Corsicana.

The family would like to thank Margaret Smith who showed Eddie Bess such love and care as she lived out her days in a long and wonderful life.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at Oakwood Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Friends desiring to do so may make memorials to The Salvation Army, 212 E. First Ave., Corsicana, TX 75110.

An online guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com by selecting the Eddie Bess Thompson obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Janelle (Anderson) Roman-Omberg
Jul 3, 1926 - Nov 16, 2006
 

Mrs. Janelle Roman Omberg, 80, of Corsicana went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 16, 2006 in Dallas. She was born on July 3, 1926 in Dawson, Texas.

She was a homemaker, and a member of First Baptist Church of Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2006 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2006 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. B.F. Risinger, Jr. & Dr. David Edwards officiating. Interment will follow in the Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be John Roman, Rob Roman, Mark Roman, Dicky Phillips, Richard Phillips, and Gregg Anderson.

Mrs. Omberg was preceded in death by her 1st Husband, Graham Roman, 2nd Husband, Jack Omberg, Parents, Rufus & Laura Cecil Anderson, Brothers, Skeet & Jack Anderson, Sisters, Sue Phillips, Grace Clardy, and Loraine Edens.

She is survived by her Son & Daughter-in-Law, Gary & Gail Roman of Corsicana, TX., Daughters & Sons-in-Law, Laura & Kevin Kalinec of Ennis, TX. and Diann & John Watkins of Odessa, TX., Grandsons & Wives, Britt & Sally Roman of Melissa, TX, Michael & Jamie Roman of Corsicana, TX., John & Dana Watkins of Mansfield, TX., Gil Kalinec, Ty Kalinec, and Bo Kalinec all of Ennis, TX., and John Young of Arizona., Granddaughters & Husband, Kristy & Mark Lomax of Odessa, TX., and Nila Young of Austin, TX., Seven Great Grandchildren, One Great Great Grandchild, Sister, Charlene Echols of Dallas.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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John Lee Alford
abt 1928 - Nov 20, 2006

John Lee Alford, 78, of Frost passed away Monday, Nov. 20, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Farmerville Cemetery in Dawson. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Maggie Alice (Norris) Ingram
Mar 16, 1913 - Nov 21, 2006

Maggie Alice Ingram

Maggie Alice Ingram, 93, of Kerens passed away Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Kerens with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating and the Rev. Charles A. Reese assisting. Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Ingram, Pat Everheart, Todd Everheart, Matt Everheart, Andrew Mullally, Doug Watson and Steve Purcell. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Ingram, Travis Watson, Tyler Watson, Carter Wootton, Addison Wootton, Sam Everheart and Daniel Everheart.

Mrs. Ingram was born March 16, 1913, in the Oak Grove community near Kerens.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Walker Kenneth and Bonnie Ingram of Dallas; daughter and son-in-law, Janie and James Michael Everheart of Irving; sister, Mary Hope Knobloch of Tomball; seven grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Harlan V. York
Mar 9, 1941 - Nov 21, 2006

Harlan York passed away at his home in Richland on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006. He was born in Amarillo on March 9, 1941.

He is survived by his wife, Robbie of Richland; daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Gary Vessecchia of Bedford, N.Y.; son, William York of Dallas; and grandson, Michael Vessecchia of Bedford, N.Y.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lola Anne (Brogdon) Lorette
Mar 10, 1929 - Nov 20, 2006

Lola Anne Brogdon Lorette, our “Tonie,” died after an arduous illness valiantly borne, on Monday, Nov. 20, 2006, in Corsicana. Welcoming her home was her husband of 56 years and the love of her life, Nicholas Bernard Lorette, Jr., our beloved “Papa.”

The burdens Tonie left behind were heavy, but she bore them with an awe-inspiring grace, cheerfulness, and fortitude which even now continue to strengthen those who love her. Tonie spent her life in loving service to her Savior and her family. She loved her church, First United Methodist Church of Corsicana, and her many friends in the Corsicana Women’s Club, The Literary Club and Kinsloe House.

Tonie was born March 10, 1929, in Austin, the daughter of Margaret Cullen Wilcox Brogdon and John Theophilus Brogdon. She was preceded in death by her brother, John Treadway Brogdon. She is survived by a host of loving friends and family including her daughter, Pamela Lorette Field (George Addison Field III); and her son, Nicholas Bernard Lorette Jr. (Michelle Tschurr Lorette); her five adoring grandchildren, Emily Anne Field, Mary Margaret Field, George Addison Field IV, Nicholas Bernard “Trout” Lorette III, and Monique Brogdon Lorette; her sister, Marjorie Nell Suttle of San Antonio; and her sister-in-law, Betty Lorette Campbell of Bethany, Okla. All of Tonie’s family expresses their heartfelt gratitude to a very special lady, home caregiver, Tracey Owens.

Tonie’s funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 25, at First United Methodist Church in Corsicana. This handmaiden of the Lord will be laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery next to her beloved husband of 56 years, servant of God Nicholas Bernard Lorette.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Henry S. ‘Stan’ Berry

Henry S. “Stan” Berry Sr., 90, passed away on Monday, Nov. 20, 2006. He was born on Feb. 10, 1916, to Oscar P. and Myrtle White Berry of Hamilton County. He and his wife and their two children moved to San Antonio at the start of World War II where he worked at Kelly Field AFB until drafted into the Army in 1945. After the Army tour he returned to San Antonio and worked with Slick Airways, a commercial airfreight company. He remained in the aircraft airframe and engine repair business for many years. During his career he worked for several aviation companies both at San Antonio International Airport and Stinson Field. Mr. Berry and a partner owned and operated Berry-McDonald Aircraft Repair at Stinson Field. He finished his working career by serving as construction coordinator for the Methodist Hospital and maintenance director for St. Luke’s Lutheran Hospital thereafter retiring to care for his wife, Velma, who was ill and who preceded him in death in 1986. Mr. Berry was a devout Christian and belonged to the Harlandale Church of Christ (now merged with and known as the Southeast Church of Christ) where he served the Lord for many years. He belonged to the Kelly Masonic Lodge and was a mason for 62 years.

He is survived by a daughter, Patricia Berry Stone and husband B. Jeff Stone of Corsicana; a son, Henry S. “Stan” Berry Jr. and wife Tomi of San Antonio; five grandchildren, Christopher Berry and wife Christeen of San Antonio, Brandon Berry of New York City, Holly Willig and husband Dr. Donald Willig of San Antonio, Steven Shosid and wife Patti of Fort Worth, and Sharon Shosid Dulany, also of Fort Worth. He leaves numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Berry was a dedicated family man, a good provider, a wonderful neighbor and a great dad. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Services will be Friday, Nov. 24, at Mission South Chapel with Patrick D. Andrews, pastor, Southeast Church of Christ officiating. Interment will follow at Mission South Cemetery.

Arrangements by Mission Park Funeral Chapel South, San Antonio.

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Loreta (Weems) McCain-Panter
Dec 29, 1922 - Nov 23, 2006

Mrs. Loreta McCain Panter

Mrs. Loreta McCain Panter, 83, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2006 in Corsicana. She was born on December 29, 1922 in Navarro County.
She worked as a seamstress at the glove factory.

Funeral Services will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2006 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randy McCain, Roy Lynn McCain, Bobby Davidson, Darrel DeRusha, Richard Tarkington, and Rodney Weems.

Mrs. Panter is survived by her Son & Daughter-in-Law, Mickey & Camille McCain of Corsicana, TX., Daughter & Son-in-Law, Shelia & Bobbie Brady of Corsicana, TX., Grandsons & Wife, Sloane McCain, Bob & Staci Brady, and Jeff Brady all of Corsicana, TX., Granddaughter, Tiffany Brady of Dallas, TX., Great Grandchildren, Tyler McCain, Calli Brady, and Katelynn Brady, Brothers, Rodney Weems of Sweeney, TX. & Richard Weems of Waco, TX., numerous nieces and nephews.

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Jerry ‘Dick’ Ellis Robinson Sr.
Oct 9, 1952 - Nov 24, 2006

Jerry “Dick” Ellis Robinson Sr. was born on Oct. 9, 1952 in Corsicana to A.O. “Curly” Robinson and Mary Massey Robinson. He passed away on Nov. 24, 2006 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Mr. Robinson was preceded in death by his sister Cathy Robinson and his father Curly Robinson.

He is survived by his wife Debbie of Retreat; son Jerry of Retreat; mother Mary Robinson of Corsicana; sister Mary Kemp of Corsicana; sister and brother-in-law Ann and Ronald Stewart of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law John and Diana Robinson of Retreat; mother-in-law Bessie Morris; brother-in-law Frankie Morris of Corsicana; two grandchildren, Gracie and Chance Cartlidge of Richland; a host of nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and his best friend Willie and many special friends.

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

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Floyd Petersen officiating.

Pallbearers will be Michael Robinson, Ron Stewart, Lanny “Cuz” Finley, David Perry, Frankie Morris, Richard Harrison, Randy Springer and Teddy Weaver.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Elsie Norene (Griggs) Gordon
Aug 29, 1922 - Nov 23, 2006

Elsie Griggs Gordon

Elsie Griggs Gordon, 84, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her deer hunting buddies Mickey Tyler, Rickey Tyler, Larry Rehn, Mark Obeso, Scott Webber and John Jones.

Mrs. Gordon was born Aug. 29, 1922, in Rural Shade.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy A. Gordon.

Survivors include her sons, David Gordon of Valley Creek and Martin Gordon of Terrell; daughter, Sylvia Gordon of Red Oak; sister, Eddie Barnes of Huntsville; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ida Rosellen (Loftis) Humbert
Mar 7, 1915 - Nov 27, 2006

Ida Rosellen Humbert

Ida Rosellen Humbert, 91, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Nov. 27, 2006 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. B.F. Risinger, Jr. and Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Ida Rosellen Humbert was born March 7, 1915 in Navarro County to Luther and Mary Loftis and is now with family and friends in Heaven. She passed away Monday, Nov. 27 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. She was previously a resident of Alterra Sterling.

Ida raised her children in the Pursley community where she was active in the Pursley Missionary Baptist Church and the Pursley community. She operated a beauty shop for many years, assisted with the family farm and loved to quilt and crochet.

A member of First Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Edwin Humbert; a son, Jimmy; brothers, Marcus Loftis, Vernon (Pete) Loftis, Bill Loftis, Jack Loftis, Wayne Loftis and Charles Loftis; and sisters, Vera Loftis and Ethel Humbert.

She is survived by sons, Marcus Humbert and wife Joyce, Bill Humbert and wife Lucy, all from Corsicana, and daughter Kay Beth Jackson of Arlington; grandchildren Debbie Crow, Donna Whittenburg, Dana Lord, Joshua Jackson and Mark Jackson and their families that include six great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren; brothers Mickey Loftis and Artie Loftis; sisters Margaret Nichols and Mary Robinson; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 621 N. Main St., Corsicana, TX, 75110, or to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, TX, 75219.

An online guest book and video tribute is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com by selecting the Ida Rosellen Humbert obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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IDA ROSELLEN HUMBERT

Mrs. Ida Rosellen Humbert, 91, was born March 7, 1915 in Navarro County to Luther and Mary Loftis and is now with family and friends in Heaven. She passed away Monday, Nov. 27 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

She was a member of First Baptist Church. She was previously a resident of Alterra Sterling House. She raised her children in the Pursley community where she was active in the Pursley Missionary Baptist Church and the Pursley community. She operated a beauty shop for many years, assisted with the family farm and loved to quilt and crochet.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. B.F. Risinger, Jr. and Mickey Loftis officiating, Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Trey Crow, Mark Crow, Josh Jackson, Mark Jackson, Jeff Roddy, Tim Nichols and Brantley Humbert. Honorary Pallbearer will be Randy Hughes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Edwin Humbert; a son, Jimmy Humbert; brothers, Marcus Loftis, Vernon (Pete) Loftis, Bill Loftis, Jack Loftis, Wayne Loftis and Charles Loftis; and sisters, Vera Loftis and Ethel Humbert.

She is survived by sons, Marcus Humbert and wife Joyce, Bill Humbert and wife Lucy, all from Corsicana, and daughter Kay Beth Jackson of Arlington; grandchildren Debbie Crow, Donna Whittenburg, Dana Lord, Joshua Jackson and Mark Jackson and their families that include six great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren; brothers, Rev. Mickey Loftis and Artie Loftis; sisters Margaret Nichols and Mary Robinson; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 621 N. Main St., Corsicana, TX, 75110, or to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn St., Dallas, TX, 75219. or to Hospice of Cedar Lake, 625 N. Main, Corsicana, Texas 75110.


Mildred (Long) Hobbs-Freeman
Mar 14, 1911 - Nov 26, 2006

Mildred Hobbs Freeman

Mildred Hobbs Freeman, 95, of Kerens passed away Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Kerens City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.

Mrs. Freeman was born Ma
rch 14, 1911, in Rockett to Lee and Lela Morgan Long. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Kerens. She loved to garden and work in the yard. She was a professional seamstress and at one time owned Hobbs Cleaners in Malakoff.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Roy Hobbs; son, Billy Joe Hobbs; and daughter, Louise Borsellino.

Survivors include her son, Leroy Hobbs of Huffman; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Sam Long of Athens, Raymond Long of Mesquite and Truman Long of Hubbard; sisters, Daisy Dyess of Clute.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Clarence Erselle Crawford
Feb 1, 1930 - Nov 27, 2006

Erselle Crawford

Erselle Crawford, 76, of Frost passed away Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, in Dallas. Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Clarence Erselle ‘Tex’ Crawford

Clarence Erselle “Tex” Crawford, 76, of Frost passed away Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Frost Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris Shirley and the Rev. Dick Moody officiating. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wilson Tatum, Wallace Wilbanks, Jimmy Hooser, Buddy Ballew, Harold Elmore, Don Ballew, Sage German, Walter Bloyed, Eddie Trompler, Billy Hargrove, Kenneth Logan and Joe Parum.

Mr. Crawford was born Feb. 1, 1930, in Brushie Prairie. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force Aug. 2, 1948. He was honorably discharged Oct. 31, 1968 with a rank of E-8 senior master sergeant. He was in foreign service in Japan, Korea, France, Germany, North Africa and Thailand. He retired at Perrin Air Force Base in Sherman. His last job title was branch chief of 478th Field Maintenance Branch (aircraft).

He worked at LTV aircraft maintenance in Greenville, worked for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad from 1973 to 1989 for 17 years and retired from the railroad Nov. 15, 1989.

He married Lora Ann Scott on Dec. 24, 1952, and to this union children were born in 1950 through 1960 with one girl and four boys. Other things that were most important in his life was dedicating his life to God in 1945 and rededicating his life to God in 1989.

Erselle loved dearly, and was very proud of his daughter and four sons, 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Ruth and Herman Crawford; sisters, Patsy and Estelle; and daughter-in-law, Melissa Hargrove, his granddaughter Natalie’s mother.

Erselle is survived by his wife of 54 years Lora Ann Crawford of Frost; brother Leon Crawford and wife Mary of Frost; sister Glynell Smith of Waco; son Tom Hargrove and his daughter Natalie of Frost; daughter Sheila Redden and husband Gary of Plano and their sons Ryan of Plano and his daughter Roslyn, and Jason and wife Alissa of Keller and their sons Cole and Garrett; son David Crawford and wife Debbie of Red Oak and their daughters Angie Daigrepont and husband Eric of Georgia and their sons Bradley and Tyler, and Charlie Ann Crawford of San Antonio and her daughter Kylie Grace; son Danny Crawford and wife Diane of The Woodlands and Danny’s sons Scott and Sean and stepchildren Julie and Scott Lenhart; and son Mark Crawford and wife Janice of Midlothian and their sons Tommy and Travis.

An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com by selecting the Clarence Erselle “Tex” Crawford obituary.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove.

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Willie Dee Wilson
abt 1950 - Nov 23, 2006

Willie Dee Wilson, 57, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006 at his home. A wake service will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Alvin E. Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Roslyn D. Polk Albert
Abt 1970 - Nov 26, 2006

Roslyn D. Polk Albert, 36, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Robert Lloyd Walling
Mar 1, 1926 - Nov 26, 2006

Robert Walling
Robert L. Walling, resident of Corsicana, Texas passed away Sunday, November 26, 2006 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village at the age of 80 years. He was born on March 1, 1926 in Malakoff, Texas to Marion Martin Walling and Maggie Vernon Thurman Walling. Mr. Walling worked for the F.A.A. as a trainer for air traffic controlers, and was also a teacher. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Private graveside service will be conducted in Okarche, Oklahoma at St. John's Cemetery on Wednesday, November 29, 2006.

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Robert Lloyd Walling, 80, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Cemetery in Okarche, Okla. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Anthony C. Haynes
abt 1966 - Nov 27, 2006

Anthony C. Haynes, 40, of Powell passed away Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, in Kerens. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Powell with the Rev. Charles Douglas officiating. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery in Kerens. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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John Petty ‘J.P.’ McCrary Jr.
Dec 20, 1924 - Nov 28, 2006

John Petty “J.P.” McCrary Jr., born Dec. 20, 1924, in Richland passed away Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006, in Houston. J.P. was a member of Rose Garden United Methodist Church for over 23 years.

He was preceded in death by his son, Gary Eugene McCrary.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Johnnie McCrary; son, John W. McCrary of Houston; granddaughter, Sharon Leah Lewis and husband Brian of Fayetteville, N.C.; and great-grandson, Benjamin Wayne Lewis.

Funeral services and visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Pat H. Foley Funeral Directors, 1200 W. 34th St., Houston. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in the family plot in Richland Cemetery.

Arrangements by Pat H. Foley Funeral Directors, Houston.
 

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Jewell Ellis Anderson
Aug 9, 1914 - Nov 22, 2006

Jewell Ellis Anderson, age 92, born Aug. 9, 1914, entered into the kingdom of heaven on Nov. 22, 2006, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview. She was a resident of Gilmer Care Center in Gilmer and was previously a resident of Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana. She was a charter member of Trinity Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Clyde Anderson.

Jewell is survived by six children, Marie Anderson Yazell of Gilmer, Joe Doyle Anderson and wife Linda of Center, Guy Raymond Anderson and wife Martha of Ponca City, Okla., Cleta Joy Anderson Johnson and husband Tom of Fuquay-Varina, N.C., Judy Anderson Means and husband Richard of San Antonio and Willy Earl Anderson and wife Pat of Fort Worth; 23 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Floyd Petersen and the Rev. Bill Honea officiating. Burial will follow at
Richland Cemetery.. Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
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Addison Leigh Franks

Addison Leigh Franks is now in the very presence of God, safely wrapped in the arms of Jesus.

She was born Nov. 22, 2006 in Denton and passed away Nov. 22, 2006 in Denton.

Graveside services were held Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006 on Thanksgiving afternoon with Harold Scott officiating at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include parents Neal Franks and Brandy Parrish of Denton; paternal grandparents Roy and Patricia Franks of Corsicana; maternal grandparents Blaine and Linda Parrish of Terrell; great-grandmothers Betty Franks and Mary Franks of Corsicana; aunts and uncles Rene Morgan of Corsicana, Kristie Franks of Houston and Reagan and April Franks of Pasadena; cousins Wesley and Ashley Morgan of Corsicana, Ashtyn Franks of Pasadena, and many others from Terrell.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
 

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Margaret Ann (Willoughby) Barham

Margaret Ann Barham, 72, of Blooming Grove passed away Friday, Dec. 1, 2006 in Waxahachie.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Rosehill Cemetery with the Rev. Daren Heil officiating.

Ms. Barham was born Feb. 10, 1934 in Corsicana.

Survivors include son Chuck Barham of Navarro Mills; daughters Leah German of Blooming Grove and Kenna Ferguson of Corsicana; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother Buddy Willoughby of Quinlan; and sister Lois Thomas of Quinlan.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Estelle (Muirhead) Lively
Feb 24, 1910 - Dec 2, 2006

Born on Feb. 24, 1910 in Dallas to T.N. and Nora Muirhead, Estelle Lively, 96, passed away on Dec. 2, 2006 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was united in marriage to William H. Lively in 1928.

Devoted to her family, Estelle lovingly cared for her brothers and sisters as well as her own children.

A long-time resident of Corsicana, she was one of the early female employees of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in this city and had been a member of the Telephone Pioneers, DAR, and Faith Lutheran Church.

She enjoyed visiting with family and friends, sewing, crocheting and baking.

She is survived by daughter Theresa Shugart of Corsicana; grandchildren Cynthia Thornton of Palestine, Mark Thornton and wife Anna of Gary, David Shugart and wife Allison of Austin, and Peter Shugart of Pflugerville; great-grandchildren Alyssa, Luke, Caitlyn and Jaymee Thornton of Gary, and Cameron and Cooper Shugart of Austin; brother Eddie F. Muirhead of Dallas; sisters Lydia Martin and Adoree Price of Wichita Falls; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, daughter Priscilla Thornton of Palestine, brothers C.B., Dewey, Thad, Jerome and Freddie, and sisters Thelma Turner and Elizabeth Shaw.

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

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Born on Feb. 24, 1910 in Dallas to T.N. and Nora Muirhead, Estelle Lively, 96, passed away on Dec. 2, 2006 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was united in marriage to William H. Lively in 1928.

Devoted to her family, Estelle lovingly cared for her brothers and sisters as well as her own children.

A long-time resident of Corsicana, she was one of the early female employees of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in this city and had been a member of the Telephone Pioneers, DAR, and Faith Lutheran Church.

She enjoyed visiting with family and friends, sewing, crocheting and baking.

She is survived by daughter Theresa Shugart of Corsicana; grandchildren Cynthia Thornton of Palestine, Mark Thornton and wife Anna of Gary, David Shugart and wife Allison of Austin, and Peter Shugart of Pflugerville; great-grandchildren Alyssa, Luke, Caitlyn and Jaymee Thornton of Gary, and Cameron and Cooper Shugart of Austin; brother Eddie F. Muirhead of Dallas; sisters Lydia Martin and Adoree Price of Wichita Falls; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, daughter Priscilla Thornton of Palestine, brothers C.B., Dewey, Thad, Jerome and Freddie, and sisters Thelma Turner and Elizabeth Shaw.

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

An online guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com by selecting the Estelle Lively obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Lera Eugine (Brister) Yenchik
Jan 24, 1924 - Dec 4, 2006

Lera Eugine Yenchik

Lera Eugine Yenchik, 82, of Ennis and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2006, at her residence.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bain Ward, Steven Brister, David Brister, Christopher Stone, Dennis Whitten and Doug Whitten.

Mrs. Yenchik was born Jan. 24, 1924, in Dresden to William Fletcher Brister and Ada Cagle Brister. She was employed for 38 years as an auditor for the federal government.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Andrew Yenchik; infant son, Andrew; brothers, Raymond, Nolan, Ermel, Lloyd, Elbert and Norman; and sister, Ruby.

Survivors include her sister, Grace Ward of Alpine; sister-in-law, Sybil Brister of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dresden Cemetery, 14044 E. Farm-to-Market Road 639, Barry, TX 75102.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
 

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