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Martha Christine (Burke) Sloan
May 23, 1911 - Aug 20, 1999

Christine Burke Sloan

Christine Burke Sloan, 88, of Powell passed away Friday, August 20, 1999, in Corsicana.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with Adair P. Chapman and Ferman Carpenter officiating.

Mrs. Sloan was a homemaker and a member of Church of Christ in Kerens, DAR, and the Navarro County Historical Society.

Memorial contributions can be made to Cherokee Home for Children, P.O.

Box 295, Cherokee, Texas, 76832.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Crawford, Richard Cummins, Howard Jackson, John Kenner, Charles Kent, Abe Stroud, Alton Thomason, Homer Gene Wasson, Frank Wilson and Elven Wright.

She is survived by a daughter, Martha Sloan Lewis of Canton; sons, Harrison Sloan of Corsicana and John Burke Sloan of Diboll; granddaughters, Susan Sloan Allman of Brownwood, Catherine Lewis of Austin, Elizabeth Sloan of  Diboll, Emily Sloan of Mississauga, Leah Sloan of Abilene and Martha Jane Wallace of Tyler; grandsons, Burke Warren Lewis of Canton, Paul Allen Sloan of Corsicana; great grandsons, Michael John Allman of Brownwood, Allen Dale Sloan of Corsicana, Andrew Joseph Sloan of Corsicana; great granddaughter, Audrey Christine Sloan of Corsicana and Mary Catherine Wallace of Tyler.

She was preceded in death by a husband, Paul J. Sloan.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Charlie Lee Bascam Caskey
Mar 13, 1917 - Dec 5, 1998
 

CASKEY
Charlie Lee. Services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, December 8, 1998 at RESTLAND MEMORIAL CHAPEL. Interment to follow in Restland Memorial Park.

Notes:

  • Husband of Oneta Mae "Johnnie" (Coffey) Caskey; Son of James Henderson B. Caskey & Emma Elizabeth (McAfee)  Caskey
  • Dallas Morning News - Dec 7, 1998, pg 24A

Clarence Sylvester Berryhill
Jun 6, 1908 - Aug 14, 1972

BERRYHILL
C. S. Survived by wife Mrs. Lorene Berryhill; son, Ronnie Berryhill, Mesquite; daughter, Mrs. Brenda Smith, Dallas; six grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Bill Jackson, Mrs. Raymond Hiney, brothers, Ed Berryhill, Kelton Berryhill, Ira Lee Berryhill, Thurman Berryhill, Glen Dovie Berryhill, Travis Berryhill. Services 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, MACON-DOUGLAS CHAPEL. Rev. Marvin Earnhart officiating. Interment Grove Hill. Pallbearers: Calvin Bilven, Ronnie Berryhill, Ralph Smith, J.D. Walsh, Tom Thompson, C. S. Wanting, Honorary pallbearers Goodwill Industries, Elm Street
MACON-DOUGLAS FUNERAL HOME; 8142 Lake June Rd. 398.6666

Notes:

  • Dallas Morning News - Tues. Aug 15, 1972; pg 5D
  • Son of Frank Berryhill & Gertha (Morrison) Berryhill

Delton Charles Kever
Dec 30, 1909 - Feb 16, 1980

KEVER
Delton C., Dallas. Survived by wife, Mrs. Inez Kever, Dallas, brother, D.M. Kever, Langley, MD; sisters, Mrs. Bob Ryle, Oklahoma City, OK; Mrs. Jim White, Clinton, OK; Mrs. Lema Jenkins, Clinton, OK; Mrs. Benny Hudson, Odessa; Miss Ina Mae Kever, Houston. Services 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sparkman Hillcrest Northwest Hwy. Chapel, Dr. Leon Simpson officiating. Interment Hillcrest Memorial Park. Pallbearers. R. L. Bodenhamer, John Clark Rennels, D. H. Lee, Jr., Thomas F. Phelan, James P. McCoy, C. S. O'Kelley, Tillman S. Grubbs, Thomas H. Sharp. In lieu of flowers, memorials may made to charity of your choice.
SPARKMAN-HILLCREST NORTHWEST HIGHWAY 7405 W. Northwest Hwy. 363-5401

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KEVER
Inez M. Survived by aunts Violet McAfee, Helen Herndon, cousins, Max mcAfee, Betty Ward. Services 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sparkman-Hillcrest
Northwest Hwy. Chapel, Rev. William F. Pruitt, officiating. Interment Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorial may be made to the charity of your choice.
SPARKMAN-HILLCREST NORTHWEST HIGHWAY [Dallas, TX]

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Inez Mildred (McAfee) Kever
Jan 27, 1911 - May 29, 1983

KEVER
Inez M. Survived by aunts, Violet McAfee, Helen Herndon, cousins, Max McAfee, Betty Ward. Services 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sparkman Hillcrest., Northwest Hwy. Chapel, Rev. William F. Pruitt, officiating. Interment Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
SPARKMAN-HILLCREST NORTHWEST HIGHWAY 7405 W. Northwest Hwy. 363-5401

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KEVER
Delton C., Dallas. Survived by wife, Mrs. Inez Kever, Dallas, brother, D.M. Kever, Langley, MD; sisters, Mrs. Bob Ryle, Oklahoma City, OK; Mrs. Jim White, Clinton, OK; Mrs. Lema Jenkins, Clinton, OK; Mrs. Benny Hudson, Odessa; Miss Ina Mae Kever, Houston. Services 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sparkman Hillcrest Northwest Hwy. Chapel, Dr. Leon Simpson officiating. Interment Hillcrest Memorial Park. Pallbearers. R. L. Bodenhamer, John Clark Rennels, D. H. Lee, Jr., Thomas F. Phelan, James P. McCoy, C. S. O'Kelley, Tillman S. Grubbs, Thomas H. Sharp. In lieu of flowers, memorials may made to charity of your choice.
SPARKMAN-HILLCREST NORTHWEST HIGHWAY 7405 W. Northwest Hwy. 363-5401

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Charles Phillip. Shoemaker, Jr.
Jun 30, 1910 - Mar 1, 1989

Charles P. Shoemaker, 78, of Corsicana, died March 1, 1989 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.

He was born June 30, 1910 in McAllen and was a retired supervisor for the Cotton Mill, and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Clearcy Shoemaker of Corsicana; two daughters, Ruby Andrews of Corsicana, and Betty Jo Gressett of Conroe; one son, Phillip W. Shoemaker of Tyler; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. C. H. Calvert of Corsicana, and Gladys Daley of Corpus Christi; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Bernice (Bear) McCuiston
Aug 28, 1908 - Feb 26, 1989

Bernice McCuiston

Bernice "Bunny" McCuiston, 80, of Denison, died Feb. 26, 1989, in a Sherman hospital.

Graveside services were 2 p.m. Tuesday in Oak Hill Cemetery in Whitewright. Bratcher Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. McCuiston was born Aug. 28, 1908, in Kerens to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bear.  She married Leslie McCuiston Oct. 27, 1934, in Corsicana. She worked for K. Wolen's Lilley's, The Thimble and Buster's Piece Goods, and was a member of First Baptist Church, the Rebekahs, and Elks Auxiliary.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. R. A. Williams of Houston.

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Tresa Kathleen Forman
abt 1972 - Feb 28, 1989

Tresa Kathleen Forman

Tresa Kathleen Forman, 17, of Kerens, died Tuesday, Feb 28, 1989.

Services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church.  The Rev. Chuck Biscoe will officiate. Burial will be at Prairie Point Cemetery near Kerens.

She was a junior at Kerens High School. She was Drum Major of the Kerens High School band and was a member of the Beta Club.

She is survived by her parents, Susan and David Foreman of Kerens; her grandparents, Joe and Evelyn Baxter of Kerens and James and Dolly Foreman of Mexia and a great-grandmother, Ruby C. Baxter of Kerens.

Pallbearers will be Jim Bob Ivie, Gooley Orr, Joe Roberts, Ron Henderson, Larry Christie, Bobby Bain, Larry Burden, Carl Wilkey, Jack Bell and George Edwards.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may b made to the First Baptist Youth Group.

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Shirley June (Richards) Ruiz
Nov 19, 1935 - Mar 18, 1989

Shirley Ruiz

Shirley Richards Ruiz, 53, of Corsicana, died March 18, 1989 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are Monday at 10 a.m. at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home with J. O. Lawler officiating.  Interment will follow in Emmett Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Ruiz, and Steven Ruiz, both of Corsicana; one daughter, Denice King of New Orleans; two sisters, LaJuanna Colburn, and Rebecca Hodge, both of Corsicana; seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Robert Ballew, Lee Kenneth Ballew, Billy Mack Holman, Jimmy George Lawrence, Johnny Singleton and Jack Morgan.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Mar 18, 1989

  • From the collection of Pat Bunch, posted by Edward L. Williams

  • Texas Birth  index has Shirley Jane Ruiz (Im not sure which is correct


Audie William Spain
Dec 29, 1913 - Mar 22, 1989

Audie W. Spain

Audie William Spain, 75, of Sherman, died March 22, 1989 in Pearland.

Services were 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery.

He was born Dec 29, 1913 in Dawson and had lived in Sherman for 13 years. He was an interior decorator.

Survivors include two daughters, Jean Griffith of Houston and Patricia Sargent of Galveston; two sons, William N. Spain of Escondido, Calif., and Theodore G. Spain of Stockton, Calif.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Hoyt Spain of Cedar Creek Lake; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Carrie (Strain) Anderson-Smith
abt 1894 - Mar 29, 1989

Carrie Smith

Mrs. Carrie Strain Anderson Smith, 95, of Dallas, died March 29, 1989.

Services will be held in Dallas Friday. Interment will be in Restland Cemetery in Dallas.

She was the daughter of A. H and Allie Strain of Frost. She taught in the public school system for 40 years, and was affiliated with the Presbyterian church.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Anderson of Lake Kiowa; one granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Copps; a host of nieces and nehews; two  sisters-in-law, Orelle Strain and Mattie Strain of Frost; three sisters, Allie Strain Smith of San Angelo, Mary Strain Stevenson Thurman of Seymour, and Sammie Strain Armstrong and brother-in-law, Arnold Armstrong of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Mar 30, 1989

  • From the collection of Pat Bunch, posted by Edward L. Williams

  • Daughter of Alexander Hunter Strain & Almedia Thomas (Greer) Strain


Gerald D. Carroll
Dec 3, 1925 - Apr 12, 1989

Gerald D. Carroll

Gerald D. Carroll, 63, of Corsicana died April 12, 1989 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 3, 1925 in Blooming Grove and had lived most of his life in Corsicana. He was a retired textile and pipeline worker.

Survivors include  three brothers, Franklin Carroll and James Carroll, both of Corsicana, and Joe Carroll of Garland; one sister, Peggy Woods of Burkburnet; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Carroll, Jimmy Carroll, James Owen, Billy Owen, Wayne Nelson, and Don Bush.

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Annie Ruth (Whittenburg) Farmer
Sep 3, 1894 - Apr 12, 1989

Ruth Farmer

Mrs. Ruth Farmer, 94, of Purdon, died April 17, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. O. E. Permenter officiating. Interment will follow in Younger Cemetery.

She was born Sept 3, 1894 in Navarro County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Methodist Church.

Her husband, T. I. Farmer, preceded her in death in 1968.

Survivors include one daughter, Letha Davis of Purdon; one granddaughter, Carolyn Williams of Corsicana; one grandson, Jackie Davis of Houston; six great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Myrtle Tally of Corsicana, and Edith Farmer of Harlingen; one brother, Everett Whittenburg of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be great-grandsons and nephews Randy Farmer, Jeff Farmer, Donald Davis, Shannon Kuykendall, Glenn Tally and Billy Joe Tally.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Apr 17, 1989

  • w/o William Callaway Farmer and Thomas Ira Farmer; d/o Wesley Luther Whittenburg and Allie Fare (Patterson) Whittenburg (Info from Karen Rost)

  • From the collection of Pat Bunch, posted by Edward L. Williams


Howard Duke
Nov 30, 1966 - Nov 2, 1999

Howard Duke, 32, of Italy passed away Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999, at his residence after a lengthy illness.

Family will receive relatives and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Milford, with the Rev. John Wheatley and Bo Bohanan officiating.  Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.

Mr. Duke was born Nov. 30, 1966 in Hempstead to Howard Dale and Francis Hall Duke.

He was preceded in death by his father, Howard D. Duke; sister, Pamela Duke; and stepfather, Benford McRae.

Mr. Duke is survived by his wife, Carolyn Duke of Italy; daughters, Melanie Duke and Carol Travis; son, Jeremy Travis; grandchildren, Tabatha Rogers, Jerry Don Rogers and Jacob Travis; mother and stepfather, Francis and Bobby Guinn; sisters, Peggy Garrett, Patty Duke, Paula Stout and husband Kenneth, and Aubrey Belcher and husband Sam; brothers, Ben McRae, Johnny McRae and wife Tina, and Milton McRae; grandmother, Aubrey Hall; extended family and a host of friends.

Arrangements by Memorial Funeral Home of Waxahachie

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Glenn Edward Raney
Mar 21, 1916 - Oct 9, 1999

Glenn Edward Raney, 82, of Frost passed away Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at his home.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with Ray Raney officiating.  Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Mr. Raney's grandsons.

Mr. Raney was born March 21, 1916, in Corsicana.

He is survived by his wife, Letha Raney of Frost; sons, Charles Edward Raney of Dallas, John Henry Raney of Frost, Frank Wayne Raney of Frost, James E. Raney of Frost and James E. Raney Jr. of Frost; daughters, Betty Frances Isom of Ferris, Glenda Jane Blankenship of Seagoville, Wanda Faye Davis of Corsicana, Carrie Mae Allen of Dallas and Carolyn Lou Ann Gorman of Corsicana; 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; brothers, Grover Raney of Corsicana and Argie Raney of Ennis; sisters, Helen Fitzgerald and Ethel Stoveall of Dallas, and Mary Ruth Stoveall of Austin.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

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Mary Ann (Wells) Borroum
Abt 1925 - Dec 19, 1999

Mary Ann Borroum

Mary Ann Borroum, 74, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, in Fort Worth.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Frost Cemetery.

Mrs. Borroum is survived by her husband, Raymond Borroum of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Ray Morris of Fort Worth; two grandchildren, Courtney and Tara Owen; and a brother and sister-in-law, I.D. and Viola Wells of Denison.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Eva Jane (Anderson) Straub
May 7, 1937 - Oct 30, 1999

Eva Jane Anderson Straub

Eva Jane Anderson Straub, 62, of Emmett, passed away Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999 in Cleburne.

Services were 10 a.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev.

Rick Hope and the Rev. Karen Cravens officiating.  Interment followed at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Alex Flores, Max Watts, Gene Dalsing, Jack Wilkerson, Dutch Wilkerson and Dave Wilkerson.  Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Baker, Charles Curtis, LeRoy Johnson and Don Plauche.

Mrs. Straub was born May 7, 1937 in Dallas.  She was dedicated to her family and church.  Mrs. Straub was a member of Frost United Methodist Church and of Emmaus.  She was a superintendent of Vacation Bible School, served as a lay director of Young Journeys No. 9 and was a team member of the Prison Ministries.  She worked at the Navarro County Courthouse as the assistant to the county treasurer.

She was preceded in death by her father, Rush Anderson.

Mrs. Straub is survived by her husband, A.W. "Dub" Straub of Emmett; mother, Lois Harbur of Denison; sons, Philip Straub of Belton and Bruce Straub of Santa Elena; daughter, Teri Armfield of Valley Center, Kan.; sisters, Anne Stucky of Lawton, Okla. and Sue Simmons of Austin; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Coy Weldon Phillips
Jan 26, 1911 - Dec 31, 1999

Coy W. Phillips, 88, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Dec. 31, 1999 at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 5 to 6 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev.

Don Inman officiating.  Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be W. J. Armstrong, Johnny Horvath, Robert Horvath, Ole Larsen, Rick Vaughan, and Lewis Watkins.

Mr. Phillips was born Jan. 26, 1911 in Kerens.  He graduated from Kerens High School and San Marcos Baptist Academy.  Entered Air Corps in 1942, trained at Spartan Aeronautical School, Oklahoma.  He served in England, Belgium and Italy in the U.S. Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Veda Phillips, and a sister, Bertha Gulden.

Mr. Phillips is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Eric Larsen of Corsicana; granddaughter, Laura Larsen; sister, Macile Turner of Canton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Raymond Leslie Hayes
Dec 29, 1945 - Oct 6, 1999

Raymond Leslie Hayes, 53, of Midland, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, in Rosharon.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Brother Bill Honea officiating.  Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Mr. Hayes was born Dec. 29, 1945 in Corsicana.

He is survived by his mother, Winnie Simmons of Midland; daughters, Carolyn Hayes and Cynthia Hayes, both of Fort Worth; son, Robert Wayne Hayes of Fort Worth; sisters, Vivian Duffey and Margaret McGraw, both of Midland; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Raymond Lee Hayes, James Kirk, little James Kirk, Randy Kirk, James Riley and Vernon Earl Warner.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Bonnie Walker-Johnson
Jun 29, 1921 - Nov 25, 1999

Bonnie Johnson, 78, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at Heritage Oaks West.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Bill Honea officiating.

 Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be F.A Wright Jr., Billy J. Pickett Jr., Adam Ybarra and James McGahan.

Mrs. Johnson was born June 29, 1921 in Raleigh.

She was a nurse aide for 17 years, lifelong member of D.A.V.A. and a member of Royal Neighbors of America.

She was preceded in death by her son, Bobby Ray Walker.

Survivors incluse her sister, LaVerne Voss of Corsicana; daughter-in-law, Jenny Walker of Mariah Hill, Ind.; granddaughter, Shannon Walker of Indiana; nieces, Corline Pickett of Corsicana, Joyce Ybarra of Dallas and Wanda Wright of Mesquite; great nieces, JoAnn Ybarra and Amanda Pickett; great-nephews, Adam Ybarra, Freddie Wright and B.J. Pickett; and great-great-nephew, Chris Ybarra.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Troy Lee Black
May 30, 1920 - May 12, 1989

Troy Lee Black
Troy Lee Black, 68, of Frost, died May 12, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Officiating will be Solon Bailey. Burial will be at the Frost Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Jimmie Lee Black of Grand Prairie; five sons, Clarence M. Black of Dawson, Willietroy Black of Kentucky, Daniel H. Black of Blooming Grove, Roger Lee Huffman of Irving and Melvin T. Mays of Grand Praiie; eight daughters, Roselie Hulsey of Mount Vernon, Linda Cantrell of Lancaster, Velora Chase of Sandy, Oregon, Margaret Reffitt of Frost, Mary Ann Sanchez of Frost, Darlene Black of Blooming Grove and Barbara Bellah and Janice Horton both of Grand Prairie; one brother, Lloyd Black of Lancaster; two sisters, Lillie Mae Sparkman of Irving and Pauline Black of Boise, Texas; 23 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren

Pallbearers will be the grandsons.

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Mary Helen Davis
Jan 6, 1911 - May 13, 1989

Mary Helen Davis

Mary Helen Davis, 78, of Buchanan Dam near Llano, died May 13, 1989, at Seton Hospital in Austin. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, 1989, at Waldrop-Hatfield Funeral Home in Llano. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery in Richland at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Davis was born Jan. 6, 1911, in Rule, the daughter of the late William Davis and Mary Frances Hargrove Davis.

She is survived by one sister, Aloha Gobel of Buchanan Dam and many cousins.

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Winnie Laura (Carter) Price
Jan 28, 1903 - May 14, 1989

Winnie Laurie Price

Mrs. Winnie Laura Price, 86, of Corsicana died May 14, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today [Tuesday May 16, 1989], at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Price was born Jan. 28, 1903, in Cottonwood. She was preceded in death by her husband, E. L. Price on Dec. 19, 1987, a daughter, Dr. Jean Price of Newton, and a son, Charles Price.

Survivors include one son, Dr. James E. Price of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Carol Ann Ford of Los Angeles, Cal.; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bill Maupin Sr., Ross Maxfield, Blake Gillen, Ralph Thornell, Roy Badgett, and H. W. Boykin.

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Emma Faye (Petty) Hall
abt 1923 - May 13, 1989

Emma Faye Petty Hall

Emma Faye Petty Hall, 66, of DeRidder, La., died May 13, 1989, in Baton Rouge, Lla.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hixon Chapel in DeRidder, with the Rev. Stanley Allcorn off. Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Rice Memorial Cemetery in Rice, Texas, with the Rev. Troy Knowlton officiating.

She was born in Mexia and was a resident f DeRidder for 19 years.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Pam Waguespack of Baton Rouge, and Mrs. Karen Key of New Iberia, La.; one son, Stephen R. Hall of Benita Springs, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Rosalie Snider of Dallas; and three grandchildren.

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Marietta "Mamie" (Mizell) Hodge
Aug 3, 1891 - May 14, 1989

Marietta Hodge

Marietta Hodge, 97, of Wichita Falls, died May 14, 1989, at Wichita Falls.

Gravesides services will be 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Old Chatfield Cemetery, with Drayton Owen officiating.  Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a son H.P. Hodge, Jr., of Wichita Falls; two daughters, Mizelle Parton and Margaret Broday, both of Wichita Falls; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

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Jackie Boss
Sep 8, 1911 - May 14, 1989

Jackie Boss, 77, of Waco, died May 14, 1989.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Long Prairie Cemetery. Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens is in charge of arrangements.

He was foreman of Ama Bain Ranch at Rural Shade for 20 years.

Survivors include for sons, Jackie R. Boss of Garland, Alvin L. Boss and Jackie R. Boss, both of Mesquite, and Danny C. Boss of Waco, and Wynell Vergauwen of Wichita Falls; two sisters, Gladys Radney and Lanie Harp, both of Kerens; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

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Angelo Gonzalez
May 23, 1958 - May 13, 1989

Angelo Gonzalez

Angelo Gonzalez, 30, Sweetwater, died May 12, 1989, at Hendrick Medical in Abilene.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Barry Fikes and Bob Sears officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

He was a 1976 graduate of the Blooming Grove High School and attended Navarro College.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria Gonzales of Sweetwater; a son, Angelo Gonzales Jr. of Sweetwater; a daughter, Yvonne Gonzales of Sweetwater mother, Beatrice Gonzales of Corsicana; grandmother, Emma Segovia of Corpus Christi; three brothers, Pete Gonzales, Domingo Gonzales Jr. and Frank Gonzales, all of Corsicana; two sisters, Molly Taft of Albertville, Ala., and Diana Gonzales of Madison, Wis.; and several uncles and aunts.

Pallbearers will be Joe Vasquez, Chris Tipping, Mike Pullin, Pete Luz, Tony Lara and Bob Sears.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - May 15, 1989

  • From the collection of Pat Bunch, posted by Edward L. Williams

  • SSDI: May 23, 1958 - May 13, 1989 (note day of death is different from obit)

  • TXDI: Angelo Gonzalez: May 13, 1989; Taylor Co, TX; Male


Roger Lee Huffman
Mar 24, 1954 - May 17, 1989

Roger L. Huffman

Roger Lee Huffman, 35, of Arlington, died May 17, 1989 at Arlington Memorial Hospital.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Frost Cemetery. Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

Survivors include a daughter, Sherri Huffman, of Bonham; mother, Jimmie Lee Black, of Grand Prairie; two brothers, George Tayloy Huffman, of Cleburg; and Tommy Mayes, of Grand Prairie; 3 step-brothers, Buddy Black, of Dawson, Willie Black, of Kentucky, and Danny Black of Frost; two sisters, Barbara Boyd of Arlington, and Janice Block, of Grand Prairie; six step-sisters, Roselie Hulsey, of Mount Vernon, Linda Cantrell, of Lancaster, Margaret Reffitt, Mary Ann Sanchez and Darlene Black, all of Frost, Val Chase, of Sandy, ORe., and grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Barker, of Mesquite.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - May 19, 1989

  • From the collection of Pat Bunch, posted by Edward L. Williams

  • SSDI: Roger L. Huffman; Mar 24, 1954 - May 17, 1989


Maudie Katherine (Barnes) Godwin-Brown
Jul 5, 1908 - May 18, 1989

Maudi K. Brown

Maudi K. Brown, 80, of Waco, died May 18, 1989 at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Rosehill Cemetery with Lester Adams officiating.

Arrangements may be made with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Survivors include two sons, Donald L. Brown, of Moody, and Hollis Godwin, of Grandfield, Okla.; three daughters, Bobbie Powell, of Endicott N.Y., Patsy Riera, of Tucson, Ariz., and Linda Bradford, of Hallsburg; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - May 19, 1989

  • From the collection of Pat Bunch, posted by Edward L. Williams

  • SSDI: Maudie K Brown: Jul 5, 1908, May 1989

  • TXDI: Brown, Maudie Katherine; 05-18-1989; McLennan Co., TX

  • Cemetery Marker Photo


Gloria Hinnait

Mrs. Gloria Hinnait, 49, of Baltimore, Md., and a native of Dawson, died May 13, 1989 in Baltimore, Md.

Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Dawson Cemetery in Dawson with Elder Curtis Johnson officiating. Arrangements are with Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Survivors include her husband, Leon Hinnait of Baltimore, Md.; three sons, Bobby Hinnait, Joseph Hinnait and Gregory Hinnait, all of Baltimore, Md.; four daughters, Gloritha Hinnait, Veronica Hinnait, Kim Hinnait, and karen Hinnait, all of Baltimore, Md. seven grandchildren; two brothers, Henry Hughes of Dalla, and Bill Hughes of Oklahoma; four sisters, Maggie May Powell of Fort Worth, Ernestine Ewing of Fort WOrth, Alma Taylor of Kansas City, Kan., and Altha Carter of Amarillo.

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Thomas Eldridge Sisson
abt 1908 - May 4, 1989

Thomas Eldridge Sisson, 81, of Corsicana died May 4, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by one son, Troy Sisson of Albuquerque, N.M.; one daughter, Lynda Battagilina of Warren, Ohio; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday

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Daniel David Metzger
Apr 30, 1989 - May 4, 1989

Services for Daniel David Metzger, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ellis Metzger of Navarro, were held at 9 a.m. Friday, May 5, 1989, at Maranatha Christian Ministry with interment following at Old Oakwood Cemetery.  Officiating was the Rev. John Barber.

The infant was born April 30, 1989, and died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 1989.

He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Tracey and Theresa; two brothers, Charles and Michael; parental grandmother, Marie Metzger of Navarro; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Krutilek of El Campo.

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Mildred (Daniel) Burneston
Feb 10, 1924 - Apr 29, 1989

Mildred D. Burneston

Mildred D. Burneston of Port Arthur died Saturday, April 29, 1989, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 1, 1989, at Levingston Funeral Home, Groves.  Burial followed in Oak Bluff Memorial park in Port Neches.

She was a native of Navarro County and lived in Port Arthur for 40 years. She was a retired nursing supervisor at Park Place Hosptial there.

Survivors include her father, W. R. Daniel of Corsicana; one son, Danny Burneston of Fannett; four sisters, Dorothy Anschutz of Lucas, Ohio, John Hand, Patty Howell and Betty Wylie, all of Corsicnaa; two grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Dorsey McGraw
Apr 8, 1915 - May 5, 1989

Dorsey McGraw
Dorsey McGraw, 74, of Blooming Grove died May 5, 1989, at the VA Hospital in Dallas.  Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Blooming Grove, with Bro Bruce Cotton and Bro. Donald White officiated.  Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

McGraw was owner of Quality Grocery Store in Blooming Grove.

Survivors are his wife, Lou Esther McGraw of Blooming Grove; one son, Don McGraw of Blooming Grove; one daughter, Linda (Sis) Bray of Blooming Grove; two brothers, Raymond McGraw and Ernest McGraw, both of Blooming Grove; two sisters, Bessie Pullin of Prairie Hill and Edith Reed of Ennis; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Ronald Lynch, Ricky Crenshaw, Mack McGraw, Boyd Bryant, Bill Page, and Doug Melton.

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Thomas Price Coker
Apr 16, 1932 - May 6, 1989

Thomas P. Coker

Thomas Price Coker, 57, of Corsicana, died May 6, 1989 at Navarro Regional  Hospital.

Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Shultz officiating. Interment will follow in the Eureka Cemetery.

He was born April 16, 1932 in Eureka. Survivors include his mother, Ruby Coker of Corsicana; one brother, Gene Coker of Corsicana; one sister, Sylvia Coker of Corsicana; a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Franklin Neal, Otis Atkinson, Charlie Ellington, Jerry D. Coker, Dan Coker, Cliff Coker and Don Coker.

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Margie Ann (Murphy) Barber
Nov 10, 1938 - May 6, 1989

Ann Barber, 50, of Corsicana, died May 6, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are 4 p.m. Monday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, E. C. Barber of Corsicana; two sins, Buddy Burleson of Corsicana and Rufus Fletcher of Florida; one daughter, Djuana Bourland of Corsicana; two step-daughters,  Carolyn Baldwin of Whitney and Jackie Cross of Hubbard; one step-son, Brad Barber of Chico; mother Lillian Murphy of Emhouse; two brothers, Roy L. Murphy of Navarro Mills and Frank Murphy of Retreat; one sister, Joyce Miles of Emhouse; and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers Ronnie Jordan, Randy Howard, Frank R. Murphy, Tim Miles, Lonnie Keele, John Howard and James Jones.

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Archie Dale Fitch
Oct 19, 1925 - May 7, 1989

Archie Dale Fitch, 63, of Pasadena, died May 7, 1989, at Humana Hospital in Pasadena.

Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Jerry Truett officiating. Burial will be in Midway Cemetery.

He is survived by six sons, Freddie Dale Fitch, Joe Fitch and Ron Fitch, all of Sealy, Don Fitch, Archie Lynn Fitch and Louis Fitch, all of Pasadena; mother Ola Fitch of Corsicana; three brothers, Freddie Mitchell Fitch of Corsicana, Billy C. Fitch of Hubbard and Gordan Fitch of Conroe; two sisters, Wanda Ann Penney and Bertha McCainey, both of Corsicana; and 10 grandchildren.

Sons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be grandchildren.

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William A. Vanaken
Oct 8, 1911 - May 6, 1989

William A. Vanaken

William A. Vanaken, 77, of Purdon died Saturday, May 6, 1989, at Park Row Health Care Center.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. John Barber will officiate. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was born Oct 8, 1911 in Silverton, Texas and had lived in Purdon for two years.  He was a retired industrial painter and served in the Navy during World War II.

He is survived by one son, William P Vanaken of Purdon; one daughter, Francis Saarms of California; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Ron Taylor, Johnny Craig, Roy Cantu, Freddie Ochoa, Lane Ochoa and John Beacom.

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Henry James Stanley
May 22, 1895 - Jul 1, 1989

Henry Stanley

Henry Stanley, 94, of Kerens died July 1, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services were at 3 p.m. Monday in the Haskell Funeral Home, Steve Keene officiating. Burial was in Bazett Cemetery.

He was born May 22, 1895 in Reagan, Texas, and lived most of his life in Kerens. He was a retired farmer and rancher, and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War I.

Survivors include three nephews, E.B. Stanley of Littlefield, Lynn Stanley of Austin, and Donnie Stanley; three nieces, Bonnie Beard of San Angelo, Helen Ruth Boggs of Salem, Ore., and Carol Deen.

Pallbearers will be R. H. Hilliard, Robert Tramel, Homer Carrol, Sam Upchurch, Joe Baxter and Homer Wasson.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - July 3, 1989

  • TXDI: Henry James Stanley; 07-01-1989; Navarro; Male

  • From the collection of Pat Bunch, posted by Edward L. Williams


Mary Nell (Nicholl) York
May 1925 - Jul 2, 1989

Mary Nell York

Mrs. Mary Nell Nicholl York, 64, of Irving, died July 2, 1989, in Irving.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Daniel J. Clayton officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was born May 35 (sic), 1925, in Dallas, and was a member of the Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Freddy D. York of Irving; three sons, Freddy S. York, Anthony Allan York and Kevin Eugene York, all of Irving; one daughter, Monica J. Oliver of Irving; five grandchildren; two brothers, James Eugene Nicholl Jr. of Dallas, and David Holmes Nicholl of Duncanville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Oliver, Freddy S. York, Kevin York, Anthony York, David Holmes Nicholl and David Mohan.

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YORK
Mrs. Mary Nell Nicholl. Survived by husband. Freddy D. York, Irving; sons, Freddy S. York, Anthony Allen York, Kevin Eugene York; daughter, Monica J. Oliver; grandchildren, Jeff Oliver, Kerri Sue York, April York, Kaleb York, Destin J. York, all of Irving; brothers, James Eugene Nicholl, Jr., Dallas, David Holmes Nicholl, Duncanville, nieces & nephews. Services 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, Corley Funeral Dhapel, Corsicana, Rev. Daniel J. Clayton officiating. Interment Hamilton-Beeman CemeteryHamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Corsicana.
CORLEY FUNERAL HOME
CORSICANA, TX  214-874-3755

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Bernie W. Holloway
abt 1899 - Jul 1, 1989

B. W. Holloway

B. W. Holloway, 90, of Corsicana died July 1, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be noon Wednesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Russell Banks officiating. Burial will be at Richland Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Pearl Holloway of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Edna White of Natalia, Mrs. Nell Morgan and Mrs. Lucille Johnston, both of Corsicana; one brother, Don Holloway of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Don Holloway, Ronnie Morgan, Hugh Holloway, Steve White, A. G. Johnston and Kenneth Derden.

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Oscar C. Rasco
Aug 1, 1912 - Jul 3, 1989

O. C Rasco
O. C. (Tom) Rasco, 76, of Corsicana, died July 3, 1989, at home.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Oliver officiating. Burial will be in the Rice Cemetery.

He was born Aug. 1, 1912, in Trinidad. He was a member of the Rice First Baptist Church and was a retired heavy equipment operator.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Rascoe on Oct. 4, 1987.

Survivors include two sons, Glen Rasco of Waxahachie, and O. J. Rasco of Ennis; one daughter, Frances Brewer of DeSoto; three sisters, Gracie Huddleston and Vester Mosely, both of Mabank, and Ruby Jones of Payne Springs; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be J. P. Travis, Wesley Laza, Guindall Huddleston, Jerry Huddleston, Billy Ray DeChaume and James Fortson.

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Oscar C. Rasco

Oscar C. Rasco
Oscar C. Rasco, of Corsicana, died July 3, 1989, at his residence.
Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.
Survivors include two sons, Glen Rasco of Waxahachie and O. J. Rasco of Ennis;
and one daughter, Frances Brewer of Desoto.

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Harvey Conway "Smitty" Smithen Jr.
Sep 3, 1921 - Jul 3, 1989

H. C. Smithen
H. C. (Smitty) Smithen Jr. 67, of Corsicana, died July 3, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Mae Smithen, in April 1987. He was a retired automotive parts man.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jeannie and T. J. Burkholder of Corsicana; one brother, Johnny Smithen of Corsicana; one sister, Marie Smithen Taylor of Marshall; and several uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.

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H. C. (Smitty) Smithen Jr., 67, of Corsicana, died July 3, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Point Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter Jeannie Burkholder of Corsicana; one brother, Johnny Smithen of Corsicana; one sister, Marie Smithen Taylor of Marshall, two grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Bill Sykes, Ralph Scoggins, Gary Brown, Jimmy Prater, Harman Boyd and Ricky Jennings.

Honorary pallbearers will be Duren Norris, F.C. Stewart, Harold Prater and Maco Stewart.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - July 4, 1989
  • From the collection of Pat Bunch, posted by Edward L. Williams
  • TXDI: Smithen Harvey Conway JR. 07-03-1989 NAVARRO M

Bernice M. Lambert
Mar 27, 1905 - Jul 2, 1989

Bernice M. Lambert, 84, of Bryan, died July 2, 1989, at the University Hills Nursing Home in Bryan.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Capps Funeral Home Chapel in Fairfield, with the Rev. Walter Pickens officiating. Burial will be in Post Oak Cemetery.

She was born March 27, 1905, in Freestone County.

She was preceded in death by a brother, J. G. Lambert on Jan. 16, 1989.

Survivors include two sisters, Grace Freeman of Fairfield and Verna Darby of Bryan; three brothers, Frank Lambert and C. L. Lambert, both of Fairfield, and M. C. Lambert of Galena Park; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Curtis Freeman, Ken Lambert, Vernon Lambert, Duane Geyer, Orand Lambert and Tim Lambert.

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W. W. Lord
Feb 9, 1903 - Jul 3, 1989

W. W. Lord, 86, of Corsicana, died July 3, 1989, in Corsicana..

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Dr. Charles Rice officiating. Masonic graveside rites will be in the Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born Feb. 9, 1903, in Bristol, Texas. He was a retired carpenter, a member of the First United Methodist Church and a member of the Corsicana Masonic Lodge, No. 174 AF and AM.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha Lee Lord of Corsicana; three sons, Alfred Lord of Garland, James W. Lord of Joshua and Bill Lord of Scurry; two daughters, Hazel Evans of Garland and Bobbie Cummins of Scurry; one sister, Evie Brown of Richalnd; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be members of the Corsicana Masonic Lodge.

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Leon "Pete" Weaver
Apr 29, 1911 - Aug 12, 1989

Leon (Pete) Weaver, 78, of Corsicana, died Aug 12, 1989 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services were 2 p.m. Monday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. A. L. Cronk officiating. Corley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born April 29, 1911 in Haskell. He had lived in Corsicana for the past 12 years.  He was a retired construction worker.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Weaver of Corsicana; two sisters, Rena Hazelwood of Lewisville, and Lucille Born of Lubbock; one brother, Ernest Weaver of Lubbock; a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Tommy Olliphant, Howard Olliphant, Greg Caton, Gary Oliphant, Eddy Whitener and Billy Joe Tally.

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Mose Carter, Jr.
Jul 14, 1899 - Aug 12, 1989

Mose Carter, Jr. 90, of Corsicana, died Aug. 12, 1989 at his residence.

Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. H. Furlow officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

He was born July 14, 1899. He was retired from Corsicana Compress Company after 40 years of service.

Survivors include one daughter, Mosetta Williams of Midland; one son, Lawrence Purdy of Waco; one sister, Mamie Lee Oaks of Corsicana.

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Elizabeth McCulloch
abt 1919 - Feb 22, 2004

Elizabeth McCulloch

Elizabeth McCulloch, 85, of Sauke, Ill., and formerly of Dawson passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Wade Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Hooper officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Arrangements by Wade funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Cecil Wayne "Mac" McElroy
May 3, 1914 - Nov 7, 1999

Wayne "Mac" McElroy

Wayne "Mac" McElroy, 85, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 4 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. Finley and Rev. G.W. French officiating. Interment will follow at
Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Clyde Olin Gardner, Don Barton, Jimmy Dawson, Earl Scarborough and Russell Stackhouse.

Mr. McElroy was born May 3, 1914, in Dawson.

He was born and reared in Dawson, but had lived the past 20 years in Corsicana. He was a retired production foreman, having worked for Shell Oil Company in Denver City for 32 years. He was a Navy veteran and served during World War II and Korea as a First Class Molder Machinist.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Dawson for over 50 years and was a member of the Shriners in Waco.

Mr. McElroy was a member of First United Methodist Church in Corsicana.

He is survived by his wife, Zelma Prater McElroy of Corsicana; daughter, Marilyn Miller of Houston; two grandchildren, Jeff Wayne and Angel Miller of Fort Worth, and Janet and Russell Stackhouse of Houston; three great-grandchildren, Abigal and Emily Stackhouse of Houston and Gunner Wayne Miller of Fort Worth.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.

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T. D. Mosley
May 1, 1912 - Nov 21, 1999

T. D. Mosley, 87, of Dawson passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 1 p.m. today at House of Refuge Church of God in Christ in Dawson, with the Rev. Sam Hill, pastor, officiating, Interment will follow at
Dawson Cemetery.

Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Mosley was born May 1, 1912 in Elkhart.

He was preceded in death by his father, Iris Mosley; and brothers, Johnny Gipson and James Gipson.

Mr. Mosley is survived by his wife of 33 years, Cleo Williams Mosley of Dawson; sisters, Willie B. Gipson Murchison of Palestine and Olivia Gipson Thornton of Rochester, Ind.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Vivian Corenne (Moore) O'Neal
May 17, 1918 - Nov 9, 1999

Vivian Corenne Moore O'Neal

Vivian Corenne Moore O'Neal, 81, of Farmersville died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at Presbyterian Hospital in Greenville.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at
Dawson Cemetery.

Mrs. O'Neal was born May 17, 1918 in Dawson, the daughter of George W. and Della York Moore. She had been living in the Hinton Home in Farmersville for the past three years. Prior to that, she had resided in Copeville for 13 years with her very close friend, Weldon W. Baty.

Prior to her retirement in 1983, Mrs. O'Neal had been a hairdresser for 40 years. Thirty years of that she worked in the University Park area of Dallas. She started her career in Dawson before moving to the Dallas area in 1953.

She was preceded in death by her former husband, Lynn B. O'Neal Sr.; and daughters, Carol Ann O'Neal and Reva Lois O'Neal Brannon.

Mrs. O'Neal is survived by her son, Lynn B. O'Neal Jr. of Portland, Ore.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Fielder-Baker Funeral Home of Farmersville.

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Betty Virginia Pullin
Aug 18, 1925 - Oct 2, 1999

Betty Virginia Pullin, 74, of Dawson passed away Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999 at a Corsicana Nursing Center.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at
Dawson Cemetery with the Rev. David Ferguson officiating.

Mrs. Pullin was born Aug. 18, 1925 in Union High near Dawson. She was a homemaker. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Dawson.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Charles T. Jr. and Pat Pullin of Dawson; two granddaughters, Stephanie and Brittany Pullin, both of Dawson; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.

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Grover Wilburn McAlister
Sep 27, 1913 - Oct 30, 1999

Grover W. McAlister, 86, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Younger Cemetery in Silver City.

Mr. McAlister was born Sept. 27, 1913, in Alex, Okla.

Hi is survived by his wife, Elois McAlister; sons, Larry McAlister and Roger McAlister; daughter, Phyllis Lynch; brother, J.W. McAlister; and sister, Alyne Rippey.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ruby (Buckner) Payne
Feb 11, 1918 - Dec 15, 1999


Ruby Payne

Ruby Payne, 81, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. today at
Younger Cemetery, with the Rev. Bill Thompson officiating.

Mrs. Payne was born Feb. 11, 1918 in Dawson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Payne; father, Burr Buckner; mother, Jeffie Lenora Williams Buckner; brothers, Enos Buckner, Thomas Buckner and Hillary Williamson; and sister, Mae Spicer.

Mrs. Payne is survived by her sisters and brother-in-law, Edna and Doug Hightower, and Elsie Spivey, all of Corsicana; sisters-in-law, Fern Payne of Fairfield and Lenora Williamson of Joshua; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Dora Ellen (Richards) Luther
Aug 27, 1906 - Nov 4, 1999

Dora Luther

Dora Ellen Richards Luther, 93, of Barry passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at Twilight Nursing Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Brother Bill Honea and Brother Britt Young officiating. Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery at Emhouse.

Pallbearers will be nephews, Derwood Richards, Buddy Richards, Billy Richards, James Richards, Peb Richards, Wayne Richards and Larry Fuller.

Mrs. Luther was born Aug. 27, 1906 in Emhouse. She was a member of Barry Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Frank Richards; mother, Minnie Richards; husband, Robert L. Luther Sr.; and sister, Marie Brown.

Mrs. Luther is survived by her sons, James L. Luther and Robert Luther Jr., both of Corsicana, and Samuel F. Luther of Finksburg, Md.; daughters, Mary Lambrecht of Barry and Betty Morris of Edgewood; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, W.J. Richards of Blooming Grove, and E.H. Richards, B.A. Richards, Clyde Richards and Dorsey D. Richards, all of Corsicana; sister, Dorothy Fuller of Mabank; other relatives and many friends and neighbors.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Kenny Ray Pierce
Jul 16, 1962 - May 11, 2007

Kenny Ray Pierce

Kenny Ray Pierce, 44, of Corsicana passed away Friday, May 11, 2007, in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Long Prairie Cemetery with the Rev. Bubba Rutherford officiating.

Mr. Pierce was born July 16, 1962, in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Pierce; daughter, Tarren Pierce; and grandparents, Larry and Lela Pierce and Lawrence and Lois Townley.

Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Pierce of Corsicana; sons, Adam Pierce of Palestine, Aaron Pierce of Corsicana and Christopher Pierce of Corsicana; daughter, Chelsea Pierce of Corsicana; step-daughter Brittany Yates of Ennis; brothers, Rickey Pierce and wife Pamela of Fairfield and Vance Pierce of Corsicana; grandson, Damien Pierce of Corsicana; granddaughter, Brenna Pierce of Red Oak; nieces, Misty, Amber and Desiree Pierce of Fairfield; nephew, Larkin Coston of Corsicana; and special friend Delores Martin of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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KENNY RAY PIERCE
(July 16, 1962 - May 11, 2007)

Mr. Kenny Pierce, 44, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, May 11, 2007 in Corsicana. He was born on July 16, 1962 in Corsicana, Texas.
He was employed with Pregif Manufacturing in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, 2007 at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 14, 2007 at Long Prairie Cemetery.

Mr. Pierce was preceded in death by his Daughter, Tarren Pierce, Father, Raymond Pierce, Paternal Grandparents, Larry & Lela Pierce, and Maternal Grandparents, Lawrence & Lois Townley.

He is survived by his Sons, Adam Pierce & Christopher Pierce of Corsicana, TX., and Aaron Pierce of Palestine, TX., Daughter, Chelsea Pierce of Corsicana, TX., Grandson, Damien Pierce of Corsicana, TX., Granddaughter, Brenna Pierce of Red Oak, TX., Mother, Dorothy Pierce of Corsicana, TX., Brothers & Sister-in-Law, Ricky & Pamela Pierce of Fairfield, TX., Vance Pierce of Corsicana, TX., Nieces, Misty, Amber & Desiree Pierce of Fairfield, TX. and Brittany Yates of Ennis, TX., Nephew, Larkin Coston of Corsicana, TX.


Eva LaVonne (Fitzgerald) Tipping
Mar 13, 1945 - May 8, 2007

LaVonne Tipping

LaVonne Tipping, 62, of Blooming Grove passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Darren Heil officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chris Tipping, David Hollingsworth, Wade Green, David Tipping, Jamey Tipping and Michael Hiler.

Mrs. Tipping was born March 13, 1945, in Blooming Grove to Charles Fitzgerald and Dorothy Cumpston Fitzgerald. She was a member of Central Baptist Church. She loved antique pewter collecting, traveling to Europe, Italy, and London, England. She loved to work in her flower garden and she loved to spoil her grandchildren, play cards, watch cartoons, watch travel shows and listen to Elvis and The Beach Boys tapes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Tipping in 2001; father; stepfather, C.C. Lusk; and numerous family members.

Survivors include her mother, Dorothy Lusk of Blooming Grove; daughters, Shonda Prater and husband Kevin and Renee Hellner and husband Davy, all of Blooming Grove; grandchildren, Madison Prater, Logan Prater and Lexi Prater, all of Blooming Grove, Tanya Hollingsworth and husband David of Frost, and Kayla Hendryx, David Hendryx and Ashleigh Hellner, all of Blooming Grove; and great-grandchildren, Payton Hollingsworth and Cole Hollingsworth, both of Blooming Grove.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, Blooming Grove.

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Violet Lee Hunter
abt 1914 - May 5, 2007

Violet Lee Hunter, 93, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, May 5, 2007, at Heritage Oaks Village. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Scott Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Independent Baptist Church, the Rev. Donald Lacey is pastor, with Elder Myron Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Princeton Cemetery in Kerens. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Ronald “Bubba” Cox
abt 1958 - May 9, 2007

Ronald “Bubba” Cox, 49, of Purdon passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at Navarro Regional Hospital. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ronald (Bubba) Cox
Ronald (Bubba) Cox, 49, of Purdon passed away at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana, Wednesday, May 9, 2007. He was born on August 26, 1957 in Fort Worth, Texas to Ralph Edgar Cox and Barbara Cheeves Cox. No services are planned at this time.


Geneva (Brown) Ray
Feb 16, 1914 - May 5, 2007

Geneva Ray, 93, of Heber Springs, Ark. passed away Saturday, May 5, 2007 in Heber Springs.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Harold Scott officiating.

Mrs. Ray was born Feb. 16, 1914 in Eureka. She was a homemaker. She was a full-time resident in Corsicana from the early ’40s to the late ’80s, when she moved to her daughter’s residence in Little Rock, Ark. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Marion Ray and seven deceased brothers and sisters.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Jan Ray and John Turbeville of Heber Springs, Ark.; son and daughter-in-law Roger and Katerina Ray of Toledo, Ohio; granddaughter and husband, Leah Ray and Kevin Grybz of Chicago; grandsons John Jeffrey Ray of Las Vegas and Mark Turbeville and wife Leanne of Little Rock, Ark.; great-grandsons Dexter Ray Grybz of Chicago and Tyler Thomas Turbeville of Little Rock, Ark.; brother Eugene R. Brown Jones of Corsicana; sister-in-law Cleo Jones of Corsicana; and other numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Foundation of America, 332 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10001.


Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lizzie Agnes (Moody) Lane
Oct 2, 1901 - Feb 15, 1989

Lizzie Lane

Lizzie Lane, 87, of Grand Saline, died Feb. 15, 1989, in Grand Saline. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Charles Rice officiating. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Lane, and by a son, James Clyde Lane.

Survivors include five sons, Derwood Lane of Colorado, Bruce Lane, Sr., of Dallas, Bob Lane of Houston, Claude Lane of Grand Saline and Beauford Lane of Cleburne; two daughters, Mary Ryno of Blooming Grove and Emma Vinson of Plano; two sisters, Arabelle Slater of Duncanville, and Dorothy Coker of Fort Worth; 24 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

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Wesley Jackson Batchelor
Mar 20, 1909 - Feb 16, 1989

Wesley Jackson Batchelor

Wesley Jackson Batchelor, 80, of Corsicana died Feb. 16, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday from Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. Harvey Hallmark and the Rev. H. D. Nance officiating. Burial will be at Cayuga cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Batchelor of Corsicana; one son, John Wesley Batchelor of Corsicana; two daughters, Edith Johnson of Corsicana and Patsy Christian of new Caney; three brothers, Jessie Batchelor of Hutchins, Hubert Batchelor of Cayuga, and Floyd P. Batchelor of Booneville, MO; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Groer Raney Jimmy Carrigan, Charles Richardson, Preston Weaver, Alvin Earl Chapman, Michael Carrigan.

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Edith Evelyn (Roden) Jackson-Griffin
abt 1912 - Feb 22, 1989

Edith R. Griffin, 77, of Fort Worth died Feb. 22, 1989 at her residence.

Services were 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Terry Constance officiating. Burial was in Younger Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, James Marvin Griffin of Benbrook; a daughter, Ima Jean Calbert of Saginaw; a brother, Woodrow Roden of Safford, Ariz., five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jerry Putman, Jessie Bobo, Jimmy Roden, Randell Roden, Troy Roden and Jerry Roden.

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James Gilbert
abt 1917 - Feb 24, 1989

James Gilbert, 72, of Rice died Feb. 24, 1989 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services include his wife, Gwen Gilbert of Rice; one son Jim Gilbert of Rice; two daughters, Kay Gilbert and Jo Blazek, both of Rice; one sister, Dolly Murray of Fairfield; and four grandchildren.

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