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Marie (Scholwinski) Bruner
1924 - Feb 23, 1989

Mrs. Marie Bruner, 64, of Arnold Hills in Kempo, died Feb. 23, 1989 in Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens with the Rev. Chuck Biscoe officiating. Burial will be in Kerens City Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Earl Bruner of Kemp; a daughter, Virginia Fowler of Garland; two granddaughters; and two great-granddaughters; a brother Scholwinski of Austin; and a sister, Lillian Schugart of Austin.

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Willie Earl Bruner
Sep 26, 1909 - May 11, 1989

Earl Bruner

Earl Bruner, 79, of Kerens, died in Lakeland Medical Center, Athens, Thursday, May 11, 1989.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens with the Rev. Chuck Biscoe officiating. Interment will be in Kerens Cemetery.

Bruner resided at Cedar Creek, was a member of the US military service during World War II Veteran and was a member of the Baptist church. He was a security officer before retiring.

Survivors include one daughter, Virginia Fowler of Garland; four brothers, Joe Bruner and Sonny Bruner, both of Midland, Harold Bruner of Abilene and Kenneth Bruner of Corsicana; one sister, Bessie Stovall of Kerens; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Reba Fayrene Cothran
Aug 31, 1917 - May 9, 2007


COTHRAN, REBA FAYRENE Our Nana lived a Christian life & went home to be with Jesus. Born 8-31-1917 in Corsicana, TX & passed away 5-9-2007 in Denton, TX. She is survived by her grandchildren, Mark R. Squier & wife, Shantel; Julie S. Domek & husband, Dan; great grandchildren, Weston & Brock Squier, Zane Paddack, Dakota & Cooper Davenport; son-in-law, William C. Squier; sisters, Louise Williford & Blanche Crabtree. Funeral services will be 12 noon, Friday, 5-11-2007 in the Grove Hill Chapel., Dignity Memorial Grove Hill 3920 Samuell Blvd. Dallas (214) 388-8887
 
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  • Dallas Morning News - 5/11/2007.
     


Rachel H. Richardson
abt 1914 - May 19, 2007

Services for Rachel H. Henderson, 93, of Malakoff will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2007, at Johnson Chapel AME Church in Malakoff. Burial will follow in Steen Cemetery in Malakoff under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home of Malakoff.

Mrs. Richardson died Thursday, May 10, 2007, in Corsicana. She was born March 29, 1914.

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  • Athens Review - May 11, 2007 


Johnnie Mae (Prater) Krueger
Mar 24, 1932 - May 1, 2007

Johnnie Krueger
Johnnie (Prater) Krueger was born in Frost, Texas on March 24, 1932 to John Quincy and Mary Ophelia (Yancy) Prater. She passed away on May 1, 2007 in Dallas, Texas.

Midlothian Mirror


Charles Vernon Jackson
Nov 20, 1922 - Jun 23, 2006

Services for Charles Vernon Jackson will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Friendship Baptist Church at Blackfoot with the Rev. Lynn Stroud officiating. Burial will be in Rock Church Cemetery under the direction of Bailey & Foster Funeral Home.

Mr. Jackson passed away Friday, June 23, 2006 at the Greenbrier Nursing Home.

He was born Nov. 20, 1922 in Kerens, Texas to the late Charlie and Flossie Mooney Jackson.

He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and served as a deacon and church treasurer for many years. He graduated from Cayuga High School and served in the Army during WWII with time spent in Japan. After more than 40 years, he retired from the wholesale oil and gasoline business.

He was preceded by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patsy Hatfield Jackson of Palestine; daughter, Sherrie Jones and husband Larry of Longview; grandson, Chris Jones of Palestine; granddaughter, Lacey Jones of London, England; sister, Mavanee Lightfoot and husband A.D. of Palestine; also nephews, Doug and Tim Lightfoot, great niece, Amber Lightfoot and a great nephew, Spencer Lightfoot.

Pallbearers will be Chris Jones, Larry Jones, Doug Lightfoot, Tim Lightfoot, Forest Jackson, A.C. Jackson, Tommie Lee Jackson, Howitt Jackson, Denzil Jackson and Venara Jackson.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friendship Baptist Church’s building or mission fund or to the charity of choice.

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  • Palestine Herald-Press


Henry L. Molloy
Feb 26, 1829 - Feb 26, 1913

February 26, 1913

Henry Molloy, aged 84, a citizen of Corsicana since 1863, died at his home here today. He was born in Alabama, but come to Texas from Washington County, Arkansas.

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Henry Molloy Dead
Henry Molloy who has been a resident of Corsicana since 1868, died at the home of his son, Will Molloy, in this city last Tuesday night. He was 84 years of age, and until about one year ago took an active interest in affairs. He was an Alabamian. He built the Molloy hotel and for a great many years personally conducted it, and at the time of his death this land mark belonged to him. He was well known throughout the county and highly esteemed by everyone. A Cumberland Presbyterian, strong in the religious faith, a man in integrity and honor, and all who knew him liked him for his splendid qualities of heart.
His remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, attended by a large circle of sympathizing and sorrowing friends.

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  • Corsicana newspaper, Feb 27, 1913

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs


Nat Pinkston
Died Mar 2, 1905

March 2, 1905, Hubbard, Texas
Capt. Nat Pinkston, an ex-Confederate soldier and an old resident of this place, died here this morning. His remains will be shipped to Corsicana.

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Clyde Orien ‘Jack’ Chambers
Aug 25, 1921 - May 13, 2007

Clyde “Jack” Chambers

Clyde “Jack” Chambers passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2007 at the Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. He was born on Aug. 25, 1921 in Gorman to his parents Ollie W. and Rosa Lee Chambers. He was a resident of Forest Glade for many years. He was the owner/operator of Chambers Welding Company in Mexia for a number of years. He also was well known as a fisherman, selling his catch to people in Mexia and its surrounding areas.

He is survived by his sister, Tess Young of Mineral Wells; daughters Debbie Batey of Blooming Grove, Brenda Spence of Corsicana and Linda Ridge of Fairfield; grandsons James Roy Spence and Michael Ferguson of Corsicana, Michael Ridge of Mesquite and Pete Ridge of Lindale; granddaughters Jennifer Miller of Blooming Grove and Judy Haggard of Longview, Kerri Pearson and Kristi Wittman of Rowlett; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Clareece Chambers, and sons David and Ronnie Chambers.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Roy Spence, Michael Ferguson, Keith Robertson, Bill Young, Wiley Young and Jesse Nelson.

The family expresses its sincere gratitude for the care given to Mr. Chambers by the Heritage Oaks Retirement Village staff and Dr. Kent Rogers.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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CLYDE ORIEN CHAMBERS
(August 25, 1921 - May 13, 2007)

Mr. Clyde "Jack" Chambers, 85. of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2007 in Corsicana. He was born on August 25, 1921 in Gorman, Texas to his parents, Ollie W. & Rosa Lee Chambers.
He was a resident of Forest Glade for many years. He was the owner/operator of Chambers Welding Company in Mexia, Texas for a number of years. He also was well known as a fisherman, selling his catch to people in Mexia, and its surrounding areas.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at the funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at Oakwood Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be James Roy Spence, Michael Ferguson, Keith Robertson, Bill Young, Wiley Young and Jesse Nelson.

Mr. Chambers was preceded in death by his Wife, Clareece Chambers and Brothers, David & Ronnie Chambers.

He is survived by his Daughters, Debbie Batey of Bloomibng Grove, TX., Brenda Spence of Corsicana, TX., and Linda Ridge of Fairfield, TX., Grandsons, James Roy Spence of Corsicana, TX., Michael Ferguson of Corsicana, TX., Michael Ridge of Mesquite, TX., and Pete Ridge of Lyndale, TX., Granddaughters, Jennifer Miller of Blooming Grove, TX., Judy Haggard of Longview, TX., Kerri Pearson of Rowlett, TX., and Kristi Wittman of Rowlett, TX., Thirteen Great Grandchildren, and his Sister, Tess Young of Mineral Wells, TX.


John Carroll Vance
Jan 3, 1946 - May 10, 2007

John Carroll Vance, 61, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, May 10, 2007, at his residence. As per his request, there were no services held. Interment was in the DFW National Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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JOHN CARROLL VANCE
(January 3, 1946 - May 10, 2007)

Mr. John Carroll Vance, 61, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2007 at his residence in Corsicana. He was born on January 3, 1946 in Denton, Texas.
No services are planned. Interment was held at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.

Mr. Vance was preceded in death by is Father, Lloyd Clois Vance.

He is survived by his Sons & Daughter-in-Law, Jordan Vance, John Christopher Vance, and Josh Vance all of Corsicana, TX. and Jeremy & Jennifer Vance of Austin, TX. Granddaugthers, Sariana & Emily Vance of Corsicana, TX., Mother, Cordell Vance of Lewisville, TX., Brother & Sister-in-Law, Kerry & Cheryl Vance of Lewisville, TX.


Michael David Jenkins
abt 1981 - May 12, 2007

Michael David Jenkins, 26, of Kerens passed away Saturday, May 12, 2007, in Corsicana. Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Michael David Jenkins
Michael David Jenkins, 26 of Kerens, passed away May 12, 2007 in Corsicana.

He was born February 23, 1981 in Dallas to Michael Roy and Donna Richardson Jenkins.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.


Bessie Evelyn Burnett
? - Nov 20, 1916

Died After Long Illness

Remains of Mrs. Burnett Taken to Cameron for Interment

From Monday’s Daily

Mrs. Bessie Evelyn Burnett, wife of Dr. S. H. Burnett, aged thirty years, one month and one day, died at the family home, 1525 West Third avenue, at 11 o’clock. Rev. W. R. Gray of Corsicana officiating.

The deceased was a member of the First Baptist church and a short prayer service was held at the home at 5:30 this morning, conducted by Rev. B. W. Vining, and was well attended, and many friends accompanied the body to the Union Station here.

Surviving the deceased are her parents, who live in Cameron, and her husband and two children, one a babe of a few weeks.

The deceased lady had many warm friends in Corsicana and her untimely death is a source of much sorrow, and sincere sympathy goes out to the bereaved husband in his hour of sadness.

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  • Semi-Weekly Light, Nov 21, 1916

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs


Herman Benjamin Currington
1882 -  Jan 1956

H. B. Currington Services Sunday

H. B. Currington, 74, died at his home in Purdon Saturday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in the Younger cemetery near Purdon.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Chester Reames of Purdon, assisted by Rev. B. W. Johnson of Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife of Purdon; three sons, Clarence Currington, Levelland; Lawrence Currington, and H. B. Currington, Jr., Fort Ord, Calif.; eight daughters, Mrs. Verna Oden, Corsicana; Miss Essie Currington and Mrs. Zelma Marlow, both of Blooming Grove; Mrs. Alpha Ivie and Mrs. Barbara Jayroe, both of Dallas; Miss Buna Fay Currington and Miss Linda Jean Currington, both of Purdon; two brothers, Jones Currington, Malvern, Ark., and Bead Currington, Waco; 17 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbears were Arlanda Currington, Coy Dene Currington, Lannie Oden, Clifton Jayroe, Curtis Henthorn and O. E. L. Miles.

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John Claghorn
? - Nov 1916

Died in Dallas

John Claghorn Formerly Well Known Restaurant Man Here.

Mr. John Claghorn of Dallas die in that city yesterday morning at 4 o’clock after a long illness with tuberculosis and the remains were laid to rest there yesterday afternoon. Mr. Claghorn was a former resided of this city for a number of years, he being connected with the restaurant of Schomerus and Atkins here and also conducting a business of his own here for a short time. The deceased left a wife and also has a brother living in this city, Mr. J. P. Claghorn.

“Johnnie” Claghorn had many friends here who will be grieved to learn of his untimely death and his wife and other relatives have the sympathy of all in their sorrow.

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  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs

  • Semi-Weekly Light, Nov 17, 1916


Lavinia (Jones) Gorman
Oct 31, 1881 - Jan 17, 1956

Mrs. R. M. Gorman Expires Tuesday

Mrs. Lavinia Gorman, 74m widow of the late Robert M. Gorman, died at the family residence, 1912 North Beaton street Tuesday morning.

A native of Ellis County, Mrs. Gorman resided at Roane prior to moving to Corsicana two years ago.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Chatfield cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by J. B. Johnson, minister of the North Beaton Street Church of Christ, of which Mrs. Gorman was a member, assisted by C. B. Holcomb, pastor of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are four sons, Melvin Gorman, Roane; Stanley, Albert and Howard Gorman, all of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Ralph Wheeler, Tupelo; Mrs. Lonnie Burgett, Houston, and Mrs. Thomas Bancroft, Roane; a brother, R. F. Jones, Corsicana; 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Corley will direct.

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Davis Lee Bridges
Jan 3, 1898 - Jan 31, 1956

Mrs. D. L. Bridges

Monday Services For Mrs. Bridges

Mrs. D. L. Bridges, 56, Route 1, Richland, died in Memorial Hospital early Sunday.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Richland Monday at 4 p.m. Burial will be in the Richland cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Marion Ford, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband of Richland; six sons, S. F., Bridges, Korea; Ray Bridges, Broken Arrow, OK.; A-1C Troy L. Bridges, USAF., Arizona; Pvt. D. S. Bridges, Fort Hood, Texas; R. C. Bridges and Davis Earl Bridges, both of Richland; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Newson, Weatherford; Mrs. Ida Lou Price, Corsicana; and Mrs. Nora Ann Brown, Houston; two brothers, George White, Atoka, Okla., and Otis Breshers, Bakersfield, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Tommie Coppie, Atoka, Okla.; 11 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearer will be Ben Ford, W. L. Hendon, Jack Glass, L. White, Rudolph Flemming and Jessie Burton.

Corley directs.

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Lina (McKain) Gilmore
? - Mar 20, 1930

Mrs. Gilmore

Mrs. Gilmore Is Buried Sunday in Old Home Town

Wills Point, March 24-(SP) —

Funeral services were held at the Russell Memorial Methodist church Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Clarence E. Gilmore. Interment was in White Rose cemetery by the side of her husband who was buried five months and ten days before.

Mrs. Gilmore who was Miss Lina McKain was married to Mr. Gilmore here thirty-four years ago, March 18th. Her death came two days after their wedding anniversary.

The floral offering was one of the most magnificent ever seen here and many attended the funeral from Dallas, Austin, Paris and other Texas cities. Dr. J. F. Brothers, pastor of the church officiated.

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Mrs. M. E. Gafford
abt 1835 -   Nov 20, 1916

Woman Died of Injury

Broke Her Hip Three Weeks Ago and Died Last Night

From Friday’s Daily

Mrs. M. E. Gafford, aged 81 years, died in the P. and S. hospital last night at 8 o'clock after suffering three weeks as the result of a fall in which she sustained a broken hip. The deceased made her home with her son, G. W. Mann, who lives near Kerens, and the remains were taken there today for interment. Besides the son named, the deceased is survive by two daughters, Mrs. Tom Griffith of Corsicana, and Mrs. Love Wells of New Mexico.

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  • Semi-Weekly Light, Nov 21, 1916

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs


Richard E. Byrd, Jr.
abt 1920 - Jan 9, 1956

Richland Native Dies At Houston

Richard E. (Dick) Byrd, 36, native of Richland, died in Houston Monday, January 9. Funeral services were held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. from the Heights Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Forest Park cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Chaplain Ray E. Renolds, with graveside rites performed by the Effington Air Force Base.

Byrd was a graduate of Richland High School. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign wars.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Laura M. Byrd; two daughters, Iva Byrd and Mrylin Joyce Byrd, and a son, Richard Belton Byrd, all of Houston; mother, Mrs. Willie Hill Byrd, Richland; two sisters, Mary and Martha Byrd, both of Richland; and a number of other relatives.

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Wilson F. Gray
? - Nov 1916

W. F. Gray

Buried This Afternoon

Remains of W. F. Gray Reached Here From Port Arthur.

The remains of Wilson f. Gray, who died at Port Arthur Monday, reached here this morning at 5 o'clock and were buried at 2:30 this afternoon, the funeral being conducted from the residence of C. W. Brock on First Street. Rev. B. W. Vining conducted the funeral.

The pall bearers were Geo. W. Kuykendall, John Hoffman, J. N. Scoggins, C. A. Middleton, R. P. McEntire, and C. N. Gisen.

Mr. Gray died from the effects of a fall received at Port Arthur several days ago. He was in the employ of the Gulf Refining Company, and while building a tank fell from the top of it, fracturing his skull. Prior to going to Port Arthur a few weeks ago Mr. Gray had been in the employ of the Magnolia Petroleum company here. He leaves a wife and one child. His parents reside in Kerens and he has a brother whose home is in Dallas.

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  • Semi-Weekly Light, Nov. 17, 1916

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs


W. M. Byers
? - Nov 20, 1916

Died in Electra Yesterday.

From Saturday’s Daily

W. M. Byers, formerly of Corsicana died in Electra yesterday where he was engaged in the oil field, and the remains were brought here today and were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 2:30 from the Southerland undertaking parlors.

The deceased was 69 years old and was an uncle of Ben Clopton and was Rice, Rev. Chas. Oberschmidt officiated at the funeral and Y. H. Shugart, Sam King, J. F. Robinson, W. B. Walling, A. E. Treithart and R. C. Sizmeore acted as pall bearers.

Chas. Byers, a brother, was here from Beaumont to attend the funeral.

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Ella Mae Lott
abt 1908 - Jul 1984

Kerens, Mrs. Ella Mae Lott, 76, of Kerens, died Tuesday.
The funeral is set for 3 p. m. Friday at New Bethel Baptist Church in Goodlow with the Rev. Ernest Betts Jr. officiating under direction of Ross & Johnson Mortuary of Corsicana.
Survivors include four daughter, Mrs. Estella Miles, Mrs. Edna Jackson, Miss Lillie Weaver and Mrs. Nina Owens, all of Kerens; two brothers, Albert Smith Washington of Dallas and George Dewey Washington of Phoenix, Ariz.; two step-sisters, Mrs. Ethel Mae Garrett and Mrs. Cherry Weaver, both of Conroe.

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Hardy Leroy Woodward
Nov 22, 1895 - Feb 28, 1956

H. L. Woodward
H. L. Woodward Rites Thursday
Funeral services for Hardy LeRoy Woodwood, 60, Route 4, Waco, who died Tuesday in a Waco hospital, were held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Connally Funeral Homes in Waco.
Burial was in the Frost cemetery with Hurley Lodge No. 337, A. F. and A. M. in charge of graveside services.
Survivors include a brother, W. R. Woodward, and a sister, Mrs. Carrie Fenner, both of Route 4 Waco, and other relatives.

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Jessie James Minefee
Jun 11, 1911 - Aug 8,  1966

J. J. Minefee Rites Thursday
Jessie James Minefee, 55, native of Blooming Grove, died in the Robert B. Green Memorial hospital in San Antonio Monday night. He was a veteran of World War II.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. from the Fairview Missionary Baptist church at Raleigh with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Howard Nichols, pastor of the church, and Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church in Corsicana.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Katie Minefee, Corsicana; four brothers, Joe Minefee, Barry; Paul Minefee, Miami, Ariz.; Bill Minefee, El Paso, and Clint Minefee, Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Bentley, Friona; Mrs. Mary Lou Rawlings, Streetman, and Mrs. Dora Hollingsworth, Corsicana, and other relatives.
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Lucius Victor Dunagan 
Mar 31, 1921 - Feb 29, 1956

Lucius Victor Dunagan
Lucius Victor Dunagan, 34, native of Emmett, Texas highway patrolman for several years, died in Frost Wednesday night following a several months’ illness.
Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist Church in Corsicana Friday at 2:30 p. m. Burial will be in the Frost cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the church, of which Dunagan was a member; Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist Church, and Rev. Billy Williams, Houston, Baptist minister, formerly of the Emmett Baptist Church.
Capt. Sam J. Gardner of the Waco Highway Patrol and his patrolmen will be pallbearers and escort and Highway Patrol Captain Guy Smith of Tyler will be in charge of the Masonic Lodge graveside rites by a patrol Masonic drill team.
A veteran of World War II, he held the Bronze Star with clusters and the Purple Heart. He served in the European sector.
Dunagan joined the Highway Patrol in September, 1951, and attended the training school in Austin. On graduation, he was assigned to the Bryan unit and worked there until he was appointed to the Corsicana unit in November, 1954. He was seriously injured when struck by an automobile while investigating a car accident near Bryan while stations there.
He was a past master of the Frost Masonic Lodge.
Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Fannell Smith of Frost; a son, John Victor Dunagan; daughter, Cheryl Marie Dunagan; parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Dunagan; a sister, Mrs. Virgie Minze, all of Frost; two brothers, Bryan Dunagan, Garland, and Ernest Dunagan, Dallas, and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Sarah Virginia “Sallie” (Rawson) Milliorn
Oct 3, 1898 - Jul 4, 1984

Sarah Virginia “Sallie” Milliorn
Mrs. Sallie Milliorn, 85, of Blooming Grove, died Tuesday in Fort Worth.
Services are pending at Griffin Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Mrs. Sallie Milliorn
Mrs. Sallie Milliorn, 85, of Blooming Grove, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.
Services will be 2 p. m. Saturday at Blooming Grove Funeral Home with the Rev. David Fortner officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Juanita Shannon and Ruth Vanderzyl, both of Fort Worth; a sister, two brothers, six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Vanderzyl, Joe Shannon, Pat Shannon, Dan Sannon and Jerry, Sonny and Calvin Fields.

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Thomas Douglas Neal
May 1862-28 May 1950


T. D. Neal Dies Sunday Night: Funeral Monday
Frost, May 29.-(Spl.)-T. D. Neal, 85, died at this home here Sunday night. He had resided here 52 years.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the family home with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church.
Surviving are his wife, Frost; a daughter who resided in West Texas; a granddaughter, three step children and other relatives.
T. D. Neal
Frost, Texas, May 31, 1950
Funeral services were held here for T. D. Neal, 85, long time Frost resident. Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Maude McCord; a granddaughter and three step children.

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  • Husband of Sarah Frances Fitzgerald

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs


Vera Russell
? - Aug 1966


Mrs. Russell Of Barry Dies Here Tuesday
Mrs. J. W. (Vera) Russell, 80, of Barry died Tuesday morning in the Navarro Clinic.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Grange Hall cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. David Hale, pastor of the Roane Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Thad Son, pastor of the Frost Baptist church.
Surviving are two sons, J. D. Russell, Houston, and A. M. Russell, Barry; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Richards, Corsicana; five granddaughters, Mmes. Elzie Brown, Barry; Louise Drain, Powell; Gracie Mae Guidry, Houston; Edna Earl Gray, Roane, and Billie Joe Ragsdale, Fort Worth; a grandson, John W. Russell, Corsicana; 15 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Grandsons were pallbearers.

Mrs. Russell Services Held
Funeral services for Mrs. J. W. (Vera) Russell, 880, of Barry, who died Tuesday morning in the Navarro Clinic, were held Wednesday at 2 p. m. from the Corley Chapel.
The rites were conducted by Rev. David Hale, pastor of the Roane Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. Thad Son, pastor of the Frost Methodist church. Burial was in the Grange Hall cemetery.
Surviving are two sons, J. D. Russell, Houston, and A. M. Russell, Barry; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Richards, Corsicana; five granddaughters, Mmes. Elzie Brown, Barry; Louise Drain, Powell; Gracie Mae Guidry, Houston; Edna Earl Gray, Roane, and Billie Joe Ragsdale, Fort Worth; a grandson, John W. Russell, Corsicana; 15 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Fitz Hugh Palmer
Jun 21, 1886 - Aug 9, 1966

Hold Services Hugh Palmer
Hugh Palmer, 80, retired painter, long-time Frost resident, died in the VA hospital in Temple Tuesday. He was a veteran of World Wars I and II.
He was a member of the Christian church and American Legion.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the McCormick Funeral Service chapel with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. F. Sanders, pastor of the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove.
Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Frances Palmer Priolo, Eldorado, Ark.; an aunt, Mrs. Alice Blackman, Dallas, and several cousins.
Pallbearers were Kenneth Logan, Searcy Sanders, Buster Woodland, James Brown, Billy Hargrove and Nolan Brown.

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Winnie D. Palmer
Aug 10, 1890 - Feb 29, 1956

Miss Palmer of Frost Expires
Miss Winnie Palmer, 65, life-long resident of this community, died suddenly Wednesday afternoon at her home here with a heart attack.
Funeral services were held from the Frost Baptist church Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the church.
Surviving are a brother, Hugh Palmer, Frost; a sister, Mrs. Ernest McCord, Colorado City; and a niece, Mrs. Morris Trola, Eldorado, Ark.
Pallbearers were Harvy Slater, James Brown, R. R. Hinkle, Joe Parum, Norwood McMinn and Joe Brown.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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  • Cemetery Marker Photo

  • Published March 1, 1956

  • Daughter of Hugh and Sarah Frances (Fitzgerald) Palmer; sister to FitzHugh and Robert Thomas Palmer.

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs


Gladys Jewell Gregerson
Feb 9, 1920 - Oct 19, 1999

Gladys Jewell Gregerson, 79, of Pasadena passed away Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, in Pasadena.

Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m today at Eureka Cemetery, with Dr.
David Hale officiating.

She was born Feb. 9, 1920 in Mansfield.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and James Colburn and Carolyn M. and Bill Scott, all of Pasadena; sister, Ruth Atkinson of Austin; brother, Jeff Hennesay of ChulaVista, Calif., nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Herman Emory Rhoads
May 22, 1918 - Nov 9, 1999

Herman Emory Rhoads, 81, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at his residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Dr.
James Finley, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Rhoads was born May 22, 1918 in Kosse. He had lived in Corsicana for 73 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Rhoads is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bonnie Frost Rhoads of Corsicana; children, Joyce Gaines of Richardson and Johnny and Janice Dixon of Frisco; grandchildren, Michael and Kristen Dixon of Frisco and Cheryl and Bailey Deeds of Germany; great-grandchildren, Caleb Dixon of Frisco and Nicholas and Kayla Deeds of Germany.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cedar Lake or to First United Methodist Church of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Mary B. Hill
Mar 3, 1916 - Oct 9, 1999

Mary B. Hill, 83, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999 at Heritage Oaks West.

Services were 10 a.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Interment followed at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Hill was born March 3, 1916.

She is survived by a son, Don Glenn of Georgia; daughter, Debra Kayhill of California; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Elaine Wolens of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Belle Gotcher
Feb 27, 1905 - Dec 15, 1999

Belle Gotcher, 94, of Kerens passed away Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999, in Kerens.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Russell Bankes Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Gotcher was born Feb. 27, 1905 in Powell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Newell Gotcher; and son, Earnest Gotcher.

Mrs. Gotcher is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Ellison of Edmond, Okla., Jewel Rutherford of Kerens and Chris Garner of Corsicana; son, Glen Gotcher of Flint; sister, Gertrude Gilcrease of San Antonio; brother, Alton Thomason of Kerens; 15 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Darrell Harris Hughes
Sep 25, 1919 - Dec 13, 1999

Darrell Harris Hughes, 80, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. and Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robert Boyd, Troy Dixon, Loyd Gillen Jr., John Hughes, Eric Meyers, Roark Montgomery, Ronnie Norwood, John Slate and Bill Warrington.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Corsicana Masonic Lodge, AF&AM No. 174.

Mr. Hughes was born Sept. 25, 1919 in Corsicana. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge No. 174 in Corsicana. He served in the 90th Division of the 3rd Army during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his son, Darrell Harris Highes Jr., father, John Alvin Hughes; mother, Peyton McGee Pope Hughes; brothers, Alton Maurice Hughes and Leonard Franklin Hughes; and nephew, Barry Hughes.

Mr. Hughes is survived by his wife of 51 years, Charlye Allen Hughes of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Yolanda Hughes and Thomas Dewey Norwood of Red Oak; granddaughter, Amanda Rae Norwood of Austin; nephews and their wives, John A. and Becky Hughes of Arlington and Larry and Betty Hughes of Frost; nieces, Jane Hughes of Ennis and Ginger Trent and husband Harvey; sister-in-law, Ruth Hughes of Ennis; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lauren (Lucky) King
Jul 29, 1956 - Dec 23, 1999

Lauren King

Lauren King, 43, of Corsicana passed away Dec. 23, 1999 in Groesbeck.

Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Finley officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Gono, Brandt Lucido, Bill Brummitt, Mike Moore, Steve Johnston and Atwell Goins.

Memorials may be made to your favorite charity.

Mrs. King was born July 29, 1956 in Dallas. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and Zeta Iota Chapter of Beta Simia Phia. She was employed by Holmes Photography.

She is survived by her sons, Kyle and Kurt King of Corsicana; daughter, Kelly King of Corsicana; mother, Patricia Lucky of Dallas; brother, Michael Lucky of Dallas; and sister, Linda Lucky of Dallas.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lois Vera Miller
Sep 14, 1910 - Dec 14, 1999

Lois Vera Miller, 89, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Teri Hildebrand officiating.

She was born Sept. 14, 1910 in Shelbyville. She was a longtime member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Annie T. Miller; father, William Hunington Miller; and three sisters.

Survivors include her sister, Robena Lassiter of Corsicana; brother and sister-in-law, William H. and Loretta Miller of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church,
3308 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Annie Butler
Jan 7, 1910 - Dec 5, 1999

Annie Butler, 89, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999 at Corsicana Nursing Home.

A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Br. Bill Honea officiating. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery.

Ms. Butler was born Jan. 7, 1910 in Trenton, Texas. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sister, Cora Butler of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Princess Louise Dawson
abt 1917 - Nov 28, 1999

Princess Louise Dawson, 82, passed away Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999 in her home in Waco.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Waco with Dr. Jack Flanders and Dr. Scott Walker officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Eight of her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

A graduate of Baylor University in 1938, Mrs. Dawson enjoyed a lifelong love of music, travel and literature and was active in contributing to Literary Clubs in both Corsicana, where she lived for 27 years, and Waco, where she spent the last 26 years of her life. She taught Sunday School in the First Baptist Church of both cities. In Corsicana, while her children were growing up, she was a longtime president of the P.T.A., and she helped found and establish a kindergarten at First Baptist Church. At Baylor University, there is now a scholarship fund created in her name.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, R. Matt Dawson; five children and spouses, Donna and Dr. Robert Fisher of Phoenix, Ariz., Rebecca and Jon Brumley of Fort Worth, Mark Dawson of St. Paul, Minn., Carol Dawson of Austin, and John and Allie Dawson of Henderson; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous relatives and dear friends.

The family request that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to the Princess Louise Dawson Scholarship Fund, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Arrangements by Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home, Waco.

She was sixty years the wife of R. Matt Dawson.

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Jack Kennedy Doran
Dec 6, 1917 - Nov 21, 1999

Jack Kennedy Doran, 81, passed away Sunday, November 21, 1999, in San Antonio.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Doran was born Dec. 6, 1917, in San Angelo. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corsicana.

Mr. Doran is survived by his wife Katy Doran of Kerrville; sons, Ken Doran of Corpus Christi and Russell L. Doran of Rogers, Arkansas; sister, Jane Lemke of Rochelle; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Barney Burchard Duncan
Jul 21, 1911 - Dec 17, 1999

Barney B. Duncan, 88, of Hemet, Calif. passed away Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, in Hemet.

Graveside services were 11 a.m. today with Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating. Interment followed at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Duncan was born July 21, 1911 in Corsicana. He was a salesman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Duncan.

Mr. Duncan is survived by his daughter, June Cope of Hemet, Calif.; son, Jim Duncan of San Jacinto, Calif.; grandchildren, Natalie Cope, Steven Cope, Diane Holzinger, Christine Cope, Evan Cope, Gregory Cope and Danny Duncan; great-grandchildren, Kellen Cope, Morgan Holzinger, Brandi Holzinger and Tyler Holzinger.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jane Ruth (Howell) Eubank
abt 1936 - Oct 17, 1999

Jane Ruth Howell Eubank, 63, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, in Houston.

Funeral services were 10 a.m. today at Oak Creek Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Stephen Ramsdell officiating. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

She was born in Corsicana, the daughter of Jesse R. Howell and Dottie D.
Lowance Howell. She received a bachelor's degree in speech pathology from Southwest Texas State University and a master's degree in speech pathology from Baylor University.

Ms. Eubank was employed by the Waco Independent School District for over 30 years in a variety of capacities: speech therapist, special education supervisor, assistant principal at Sul Ross Elementary School and principal at Dripping Springs Special School. She retired from WISD in April 1999. Also, until very recently, she was facilitator for the graduate program, Educational Services Center for Region XII. She devoted her life and her energy to Waco's children with special needs and their teachers, and was admired and loved by many.

Survivors include her sister, Dwayne Howell Roberts; son and daughter-in-law, Gregory T. and Carol C. Eubank; granddaughter, Macy Elizabeth Eubank; nephews, Stephen H. Roberts, Brian P. Roberts and Jeffrey F. Roberts; grandnephews, L.Matthew Roberts, James D. Roberts and Michael P. Roberts; and a host of friends.

Arrangements by OakCrest Funeral Home of Waco.

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Margaret Grace Allen
Dec 25, 1924 - Nov 26, 1999

Margaret Grace Allen, 74, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, in Dallas.

Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr.
David Hale officiating.

Mrs. Allen was born Dec. 25, 1924, in Corsicana. She was a homemaker and a member of Northside Baptist Church.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Frank Alton and Sandra Allen of Dallas; daughter and son-in-law, Susie and Cecil Gracy of Corsicana; sisters, Tommy Jane Allen and Bessie Herrin, both of Corsicana; grandsons, Daniel Atwood Allen of Corsicana, Frank and April Allen Jr. of Dallas, Chad Edward Barber of Corsicana and Keith Lee and Robin Barber of Corsicana; granddaughter, Misty Leigh Barber of Barry; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Daniel Allen.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Charles "Lucky" Ballew
Dec 13, 1946 - Oct 29, 1999

Charles "Lucky" Ballew, 52, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Arnold Bamburg, Bubba Copeland, Buddy Ellis, Butch Nelson, Cody Nelson and Dewayne Wilcox.

Mr. Ballew was born Dec. 13, 1946 in Denton. He loved plants, animals and fishing. He was an Eagle Scout as a young child and later served as a scout master.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Nell Barron Ballew; and father, Oliver Ballew.

Mr. Ballew is survived by his wife, Joyce Ballew of Corsicana; sons, Lewis Ballew and Michael Ballew, both of Dallas; daughter, Michelle Ballew of Maryville, Tenn.; sister, Judy Copeland of Houston; grandson, Kelub Ballew of Tyler and Dakota Taylor; granddaughter, Mallory Taylor Ballew of Dallas; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to Diabetes Association.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Geline (Castles) Bee
abt 1908 - Nov 10, 1999

Geline Castles Bee, 91, of Temple passed away Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, in Temple.

Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Nancy Schusler officiating.

Mrs. Bee was born in Corsicana to James Jackson and Tennie Nokes Castles. She attended private school and Rice Business College in Corsicana. She worked for 17 years for Oil City Iron Works. She married Roland Bee on Nov. 9, 1935. She was a longtime member and active worker in the Methodist Church. Her work began with children's division. She taught the adult Willing Workers Sunday School Class for many years and was a life member of WSCS.

Mrs. Bee was a dedicated volunteer and received numerous recognitions for her service, including being nominated for the Outstanding Senior Citizen Volunteer of Navarro County and was recognized by then Governor Ann Richards. She was a member of the James Blair Chapter of the DAR where she served as regent of the chapter, registrar and treasurer. She was a member of Eastern Star for 50 years, a volunteer for the Texas Department of Aging, worked as a clerk in state and county elections, was a member of the Woman's Club House and several other city clubs.
Her strength came from many sources including the Bible verse," I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Jackson and Tennie Nokes Castles; husband, Roland Bee on May 1, 1987; brothers, Jack, Bill and Tom Castles; and sister, Hortense Roosink Klemche.

Mrs. Bee is survived by her sister, Margaret Stewart of Temple; nieces, Margaret Anne Kleypas and Virginia Harrison; nephews, Charles, John and Jack Castles; six great-nieces, six great-nephews and four great-great nieces.

Memorials may be made to First Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana, Texas 75110 or the charity of choice.

Arrangements by Scanio-Harper Funeral Home of Temple and Corley Funeral Home of Corsicana.

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Mary Virginia (Flyant) Bivins
Apr 10, 1912 - Dec 13, 1999

Mary Virginia Bivins

Mary Virginia Bivins, 87, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at Twilight Nursing Home.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Pastor William Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Bivins was born April 10, 1912 in Dawson. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and taught Sunday School for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard P. Bivins; parents, John W. and Fannie Flynt; and brother, Carl Flynt.

Mrs. Bivins is survived by her sister-in-law and husband, Bobbie and Ralph Spencer of Houston.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Chance Allen Whitehead
May 19, 1971 - Oct 26, 1999

Chance Allen Whitehead

Chance Allen Whitehead, 28, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, with Tony Neal officiating.

He was born May 19, 1971 in Corsicana. He was employed at Morgan Corporation.

Survivors include his sons, Neeko Allen Whitehead and Cory William Whitehead of Corsicana; daughter, Britany Whitehead of Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Whitehead of Corsicana; brothers, Jeff Whitehead of Corsicana and Rick Whitehead of Chatworth, Calif.; sister, Diana Walker of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Diedra Jontae (Besse) Whitehead
Sep 23, 1977 - Oct 26, 1999

Diedra Jontae Whitehead

Diedra Jontae Whitehead, 22, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, with Tony Neal officiating.

She was born Sept. 23, 1977.

Survivors include her sons, Neeko Allen Whitehead and Cory William Whitehead of Corsicana; daughter, Britany Whitehead of Corsicana; mother, Leslie Besse of Lubbock; brother, Josh Besse of Lubbock; sisters, Kimberly Durbin and Elizabeth Durbin, both of Lubbock; grandparents, Mr. amd Mrs. William Durbin of San Antonio; and great-grandmother, Bea Corn of Longview.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lorene Neely Williams
Apr 12, 1902 - Oct 29, 1999

Lorene Neely Williams

Lorene Neely Williams, 97, of Richardson passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, at Garden Nursing Home in Richardson.

Services will be 3:30 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Larry Worthan, Terry Wortham, Lynn Wortham, Mark Wortham, Steve Wortham, Steve Williams and Dan Williams.

Mrs. Williams was born April 12, 1902 in Centerville.

Mrs. Williams is survived by her sons, Edmond V. Williams of North Carolina and David R. Williams of Port Arthur; and daughters, Rose Marie Sherrill of San Antonio and Joyce Earlene Wortham of Richardson.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Johnnie Cathleene (Prater) Yerby
Apr 12, 1919 - Sep 22, 1999

Johnnie Cathleene Yerby

Johnnie Cathleene Yerby, 80, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Sept.
22, 1999, at Health Care and Rehab of Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with David McGee officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Yerby was born April 12, 1919 in Blooming Grove. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was a longtime Corsicana resident.

She was preceded in death by her husband, L. D. Yerby; brother, Talton Prater; and sisters, Alice Myers and Bea Alexander.

Mrs. Yerby is survived by her daughter, Linda Schafer Keele and husband Robert of Corsicana; son, George Lee Yerby and wife Barbara of Decatur; grandchildren, Jeff Schafer, Jason Schafer and Martin Hunter; great-granddaughter, Jessyka Schafer; sisters, Adelle Burns, Johnnie Mae Kruger and Micky Trujillo, all of Arlington, and Naomi Harbral of Lott; and a number of nieces.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Cecile (Ganze) Murray
Sep 22, 1913 - Sep 25, 1999

Cecile Murray

Cecile Murray, 86, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999 at Heritage Oaks West.

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Winford Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mrs. Murray was born Sept. 22, 1913 in Hill County. She was a long-time resident of Pursley, a member of Pursley Missionary Baptist Church and a former employee of Gibson's Discount Store in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, M.E. "Ned" Murray.

Mrs. Murray is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Dean and Wilene Murray of Arlington and Larry and Sue Murray of Pursley; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Charles Korn of Teague; brothers and sisters-in-law, Hubbard and Lessie Ganze of Powell, Herman and Dorothy Ganze of Richardson and Calvin and Dorthy Ganze of Pursley; sisters, Mary Tidwell of Pursley and Katherine Mahoney of Corsicana; grandchildren, Cindy and Joe Francis of Arlington, Cory and Dana Murray of Burleson, Mike and Paula Murray of Pursley; Tammy and Donnie Williams of Pursley; Scott Korn of Teague and Amy Korn of Arlington; and great-grandchildren, Sarah, Rachael and Joey Francis, Shelby and Joshua Murray, and Taylor Williams.

Pallbearers will be Mike Murray, Corey Murray, Joe Francis, Scott Korn, Donnie Williams and David Mahoney.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Doris Christine "Cupcake" Owen
Mar 4, 1924 - Dec 10, 1999

Doris Christine "Cupcake" Owen

Doris Christine "Cupcake" Owen, 75, of Henderson passed away Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, in Tyler.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Miss Owen was born March 4, 1924 in Pursley. She was a resident of Westside Development Center in Corsicana for many years and had resided at the Southwood Nursing Home for the past three years.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Johnie Robison Owen; and father, Melvin Weaver Owen.

She is survived by her cousin, Joann Rosamond.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Joel Howard Tapley
Apr 21, 1961 - Dec 8, 1999

Joel Howard Tapley

Joel Howard Tapley, 38, of Lufkin passed away Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, in Lufkin.

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Durwood Dubose and the Rev. Richard Dubose. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Mr. Tapley was born April 21, 1961.

Mr. Tapley is survived by his father, Howard Tapley of Jasper; daughters, Brooke Tapley and Niki Tapley, both of Center; son Michael Tapley of Center; brother, Blaine Tapley of Jasper; grandparents, Horace and Louise Collins of Corsicana; and a number of aunts and uncles.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Billie Edna (McGaugh) Templin
Jun 28, 1916 - Oct 14, 1999

Billie Edna McGaugh Templin

Billie Edna McGaugh Templin, 83, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev.
Wayne Mahoney and the Rev. Jim Baggett officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Cliff Sikes, Tracy Bryan, Roy Weaver, Ray Burns, David Crockett and J.D. Heath. Honorary pallbearers will be Leroy Poteet and Donald Webb.

Mrs. Templin was born June 28, 1916 in Richland. She owned and operated three cafes in Corsicana and worked at the Hat Factory and State Home.
She was a member of Westside Baptist Church.

Mrs. Templin is survived by her sisters, Jewell McElroy and Odie "Red" McElroy, both of Corsicana; brother, Thurman McGaugh of Bowie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Westside Baptist Church.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Dorlisca Ione (Rasco) Thorn
Mar 5, 1920 - Nov 13, 1999

Dorlisca Ione Rasco Thorn

Dorlisca Ione Rasco Thorn, 79, of Irving passed away Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, in Irving.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev.
Werner Dyer officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kim Johnson, Calvin Rasco, Mike Rasco, Daniel Thorn, David Thorn and Doyle Thorn.

Mrs. Thorn was a homemaker and was born March 5, 1920, in Navarro County. She was a longtime member of Barry Baptist Church.

She is survived by daughters, Carlis Antuna of Irving, Evelyn Kitchens of Westcliff, Colo. and Diana Sorrells of Irving; son, Lowell Thorn of Angleton; brother, Billy Rasco of Purdon; sister, Juanita Shepard of Red Oak; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Curtress Thorn.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Junior Martin Coker
Dec 24, 1927 - Feb 27, 2000

Junior Martin Coker

Junior Martin Coker, 70, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at Twilight Nursing Home.

Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with the Rev. James McKee and Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews Randy Coker, Jacky Coker, Gary Grimes, Les Grimes, Steve Jordan and Dale Jordan.

Mr. Coker was born Dec. 24, 1927 in Eureka. He served in the Air Force during World War II and worked for 40 years as a core finisher at Oil City Iron Works.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lafford G. Coker; and grandson, Grant Everett Russell.

Mr. Coker is survived by his wife of 54 years, Allene Woods Coker of Corsicana; mother, Nannie Mae Coker of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Kenneth Currington of Levelland and Carolyn and Johnny Russell of Oak Valley; grandchildren, Alan Collier of Lubbock, Staci Warren of Lubbock, Traci Neal of Smyer, Leigh Russell of Mildred and Dustin Russell of Oak Valley; brother, Arnol Coker of Corsicana; sisters, Bernice Hull of Corsicana and Vivian Jordan of Bedford; uncles, Pete Coker and Norvil Coker, both of Corsicana; five great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Mattie Jo Dell (Johnson) Cottongame
Mar 23, 1932 - Oct 25, 1999

Mattie Jo Dell (Johnson) Cottongame

Mattie Jo Dell Cottongame, 68, of Dawson passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Dr.
Charles Wilson and Brother Jerry Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bill Bennett, Brad Mims, Jim Little, Scott Hale, Arron Cottongame and Kyle Bennett. Honorary pallbearers will be Buddy Greer, Weldon " Bubba" Cottongame, Ricky Johnson, Larry Johnson, Shawn Johnson, Donnie Mann and Ray Ivie.

Mrs. Cottongame was born March 23, 1932 in Mexia to Curtis and Annie Lou Johnson. She will be greatly missed by all family and friends for whom she was a great source of strength. Her love and courage touched the hearts of many. Her bright ray of sunshine will always be loved and remembered.

She was preceded in death by her son, Randall Cottongame; and brothers, Hugh David Johnson and John C. Johnson.

Mrs. Cottongame is survived by her husband, Wilmer J. Cottongame of Dawson; daughters, Sheila Greer of Dawson and Pat Bennett of Mesquite; sister, Janie Boortz of Dawson; grandchildren, Brad Mims, Stacey Little, Connie Bennett-Hale, Arron Cottongame, Kyle Bennett and Courtney Greer; and great-grandchildren, Logan Mims, Darrianne Hale, Kade Little and Dakota Greer.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Jan Freeman
Oct 5, 1940 - Nov 23, 1999

Jan Freeman

Jan Freeman, 59, of Dresden passed away Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, in DeSoto.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Community Baptist Church, with Dale Leggett officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tom Laubscher, Richard Freeman, John Paul Norwood, Dustin Freeman, David Arbizu and Ray Thomas.

She was born Oct. 5, 1940 in Allentown, Pa. She owned Oldies and Goodies Resale shop.

Survivors include her mother, Dorothy Fritchman of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; sons and daughter-in-law, Scott and LaNelle Freeman of DeSoto and Tye Freeman of Oglesby; grandchildren, Dustin Freeman , Joseph Freeman, Rachel Freeman, Derek Freeman and Jacob Freeman; and brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Carol Fritchman of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Courtney Lee Holloway &
Kelsey Ann Holloway

Courtney Lee Holloway and Kelsey Ann Holloway, infant twin daughters of Charles and Darlene Holloway, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at Baylor Medical Center in Ennis.

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

Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Friday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

They are survived by their parents, Charles and Darlene Holloway of Corsicana; grandparents, Alvin and Nannie Richardson of Corsicana and Cliff and Linda Forman of Kerens; great-grandparents, Lizzie Portwood of Corsicana, Dolly Forman of Mexia, Dorothy McGraw of Blooming Grove, and Garlon and Shirley Turman of Cleveland; and brothers, Casey Brumbelow and Kyle Holloway, both of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Alvin M. Hurt
Jul 7, 1928 - Dec 11, 1999

Alvin M. Hurt

Alvin M. Hurt, 71, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at his home.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Bill Honea officiating.

Mr. Hurt was born July 7, 1928, in Corsicana.

He retired from the Texas Employment Commission.

He is survived by a daughter; Kimberly Dinell of Richardson.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Myrtle Nixon Livingston
Feb 6, 1905 - Dec 16, 1999

Myrtle Nixon Livingston

Myrtle Nixon Livingston, 94, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.
Mrs. Livingston was born Feb. 6, 1905 in Doss. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Livingston is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Kenneth Carver of Corsicana; grandsons, Greg Carver of Lewisville and Ken Carver Jr. and wife Barbara of Round Rock; and great-grandsons, Brian Carver of Winter Springs, Fla. and Steven Carver of Round Rock.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1615 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75207.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Sharon Elaine (Nunnelley) Bynum
Nov 2, 1946 - May 18, 2007

Sharon Elaine Nunnelley Bynum
Sharon Elaine Nunnelley Bynum went to be with her Lord on Friday, May 18, 2007 at the age of 60 years at her residence in Richland, Texas. She was born in Allen, Oklahoma on November 2, 1946 to Thurman (Jim) Ernest Nunnelley and Sarah Venietta Watts Nunnelley. Sharon loved to spend time with he children and grandchildren, "spoiling" them every time she had a chance. She enjoyed sewing and crafts and could talk to anyone and made new friends all the time. She was a member of the Providnece Baptist Church in Mildred.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister: Jeannie Sue Fredrick.

Survivors include her husband of 36 years: Ronald Douglas Bynum. One son Sean Douglas Bynum and wife Jennifer. Four grandchildren: Taitum, Arron, Landon, and Cole Dylan Bynum. Sister: Gail Ilbery of Earlsboro, Oklahoma. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends and loved ones.

Visitation will be Monday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held in Coriscana on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with a service on Wednesday in Allen, Oklahoma at the First Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. with burial following in the Allen Cemetery.

Pallbeares will be Scott Fredrick, Carl Fredrick, Cody Fredrick, Kyle Ibery, Kevin Ibery, and Danial Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Fredrick, and Robert Ibery.

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Sharon Elaine Nunnelley Bynum

Sharon Elaine Nunnelley Bynum, 60, of Richland, went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 18, 2007.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Randell Evett officiating. On Wednesday, services will be at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Allen, Okla. Interment will follow in Allen Cemetery in Allen, Okla.

Pallbearers will be Scott Frederick, Carl Frederick, Cody Frederick, Kyle Ilbery, Kevin Ilbery and Daniel Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Frederick and Robert Ilbery.

Mrs. Bynum was born Nov. 2, 1946 in Allen, Olka. She enjoyed sewing, crafts and spending time with her grandchildren, “spoiling” them. She like talking to people and making friends. She was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Thurman (Jim) Earnest Nunnelley, and mother, Sarah Venietta Watts Nunnelley; and one sister, Jeannie Sue Frederick.

Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Ronald Douglas Bynum; one son, Sean Douglas Bynum and wife Jennifer; four grandchildren, Taitum, Arron, Landon and Cole Dylan Bynum; one sister, Gail Ilbery of Earlsboro, Olka.; numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends and loved ones.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Amelia Mozelle (Holditch) Madera
Jun 18, 1936 - May 19, 2007

Amelia Mozelle Holditch Madera

Amelia Mozelle Holditch Madera, 70, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, May 19, 2007 in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Jonthan Speegle officiating.

She was born June 18, 1936 in Navarro County. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove. She loved her family, especially her kids. She liked to travel to Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband, J.M. Madera of Corsicana; three sons, Jerry Madera of Grapevine, David Madera of Corsicana, and Dudley Madera of Mesquite; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin- Roughton Funeral Home.

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Amelia Mozelle Holditch Madera
Amelia Mozelle Holditch Madera, resident of Corsicana, Texas, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2007 in Coriscana at the age of 70 years. She was born on June 18, 1936 in Navarro County. Amelia was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove. She loved her family, her children and grandchildren, and she liked to travel, especially to Arkansas. Survivors in clude her husband: J.M. Madera of Corsicana. Three sons: Jerry Madera of Grapevine, David Madera of Corsicana, and Dudley Madera of Mesquite. Four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be conducted on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.


Deborah Ann Adams
Feb 5, 1959 - May 19, 2007

Deborah Ann Adams, 48, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, May 19, 2007, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Mildred Baptist Church.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mildred Baptist Church with Brother Tony Neal officiating.

Deborah Ann Adams was born Feb. 5, 1959 in Irving. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include husband Jeffrey Adams of Angus; son, Joshua Adams of Angus; parents, Oliver and Patsy Pearson of Angus; brother and sister-in-law Scott and Vance Pearson of Dallas; father-in-law and mother-in-law Winston and Mary Adams of Santa Fe; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Kenneth and Carolyn Adams of Santa Fe, and Steve and Carol Adams of Missouri; sister-in law and brother-in-law Becky and Mike Withers of Carthage, Mo.; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Christian Norman Tabor
May 18, 2007 - May 18, 2007

Christian Norman Tabor, infant, passed away Friday, May 18, 2007, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at New Chatfield Cemetery with the Rev. James Reed officiating.

He was born May 18, 2007, in Corsicana.

Survivors include his mother, Tina Larae Mendez of Corsicana; father, Richard Lloyd Tabor of Grand Prairie; maternal grandmother, Sarah Lambert of Roane; maternal grandfather, Richard Tabor of Grand Prairie; paternal grandmother, Kathy Moses of Grand Prairie; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Martha Belle (Spear) Addison
Jul 24, 1930 - May 19, 2007

Martha Belle Addison

Martha Belle Addison, 76, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, May 19, 2007 in Corsicana.

No services are planned.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Nell Boley, Rebel Melville and Effie Schooler.

Survivors include husband, Curtis Addison of Corsicana; sons, Charles David Hatcher of Anna, and Eugene Hatcher of Granbury; brother, John Spear of Arlington; sister, Bertha Higdon of Fort Worth.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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MARTHA BELLE ADDISON

Mrs. Martha Belle (Spear) Addison, 76, of Corsicana passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2007 in Corsicana. She was born on July 24, 1930 in Deport, Texas.
She was a Photographer.

Mrs. Addison will be cremated, and no services are planned.

She was preceded in death by her Sisters, Nell Boley, Rebel Melville, and Effie Schooler.

She is survived by her Husband, Curtis Addison, Sons, Charles David Hatcher of Anna, TX and George Eugene Hatcher of Granbury, TX., Brother, John Spear of Arlington, TX., Sister, Bertha Higdon of Fort Worth, TX


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