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Billy Joe ‘Peanut’ Tally
Jan 6, 1926 - May 18, 2007

Billy Joe “Peanut” Tally, 81, of Corsicana passed away Friday, May 18, 2007, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Resthaven Memorial Park with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Mr. Tally was born Jan. 6, 1926, in Emhouse. He was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Belinda and Billy Payne of Corsicana; grandson, Pace Payne of Corsicana; and brother and sister-in-law, Glen and Dorothy Tally of Tyler.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Edna Blanche ‘Booch’ (Goodwin) Chandler
Oct 28, 1931 - May 18, 2007
Edna “Booch” Chandler

Edna “Booch” Blanche Goodwin Chandler, 75, of Corsicana passed away Friday, May 18, 2007.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Sonny Buie officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Glidewell, Johnny Goode, Richard Kelley, Chuck Vic, James Marcum and Bill Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Forns, Maurice Pollock and Eugene French.

Booch, as she was known to her family and friends, was born Oct. 28, 1931, in Florala, Ala.

She married Clifford Chandler in Reynosa, Mexico, in 1950, and they made their home briefly in Raymondville, Texas. Through the years, Booch and Cliff had the pleasure of making many new friends while living in various towns in Texas, Louisiana and Florida.

In 1978, Booch experienced a different lifestyle when Cliff was employed with Aramco Oil in Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia. This experience gave them the opportunity to make many friends from all over the world. Booch loved to garden and cook and was equally good at both. She was blessed over the years with many loving friends and family whom she cherished until her death.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

She is survived by the love of her life, her husband of 57 years, Clifford Chandler; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and John Chenevert of Denhem Springs, La., and Beverly and Larry Lennon of Corsicana; three grandsons, Caleb Shreffler, Shawn Chenevert of Louisiana and Nicholas Bourgeois and wife Leah; great-grandson, Dylan of Monterey, Calif.; three brothers, E.M. Chandler and wife Mary Jane of Alvin, J.D. Chandler and wife Karen of Tishamingo, Okla., and Doug Chandler and wife Kay of Decatur, Ala.; and sisters-in-law, Mary Pittman and Christi Barnes of Texas.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lester Eugene Barlow
Jan 7, 1934 - May 17, 2007
 
Lester Barlow

Lester Barlow, 73, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, May 17, 2007, at his residence. He was born Jan. 7, 1934, in Corsicana to Bill and Bessie Sikes Barlow.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bill Sikes, Bo Ivie, Joe McFarland, Matt Murray, Joe Elmore and Kent Dudley.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Barlow of Corsicana; son, Sandy Barlow and wife Pat of Corsicana; daughters, Sharon Nabors and husband Clyde of Corsicana and Peggy Tidwell of Corsicana; brothers, B.C. Barlow of Corsicana, Fred Barlow of Chatfield and Curtis Barlow of Lubbock; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lola Graham (Denbow) Gilbert
Jul 5, 1910 - May 16, 2007

Lola Graham Denbow Gilbert

Lola Graham Denbow Gilbert, 96, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana. She was born on July 5, 1910, in Chatfield.

Lola resided most of her life in Corsicana. She married Jeppie Gilbert on Oct. 19, 1930. She was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone as a central office clerk for 41 years and a member of the telephone company Pioneers. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Corsicana Chapter No. 118. She was a longtime member of St. Luke United Methodist Church and a member of Kinsloe House for 12 years. She enjoyed serving as a “pink lady” for 10 years at Navarro Regional Hospital. She loved to travel after her retirement and enjoyed being close to her many family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charles Paschall officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeppie Gilbert; son, Raymond M. Gilbert; parents, Thomas and Flora Denbow; and several sisters and brother. The family would like to express sincere thanks to all the wonderful staff and caregivers at Corsicana’s Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

She is survived by her grandson and wife, Kyle and Jodi Gilbert of Greeley, Colo.; granddaughter, Vicky White of Oklahoma City, Okla.; great-grandchildren, Neil and Aaron White of Oklahoma, Okla., and Samantha and Sara Gilbert of Greeley, Colo.; sister, Oriene Adams of Corsicana; brother, Bruce Denbow of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews of whom she loved dearly.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or other charity of choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Joseph Anthony Borsellino
Jan 12, 1920 - May 15, 2007

Joseph Anthony Borsellino

Joseph Anthony Borsellino, 87, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

Rosary and visitation will be held at 7 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Paul Garrett, John Garrett, Bruce Garrett, Melvin Bateman, Jeff Parry and Mark Looney.

Joe was born Jan. 12, 1920, in Corsicana to Paul and Brigida Borsellino. He and his family resided in Dallas for many years before moving back to Corsicana and retiring from Uniroyal. He loved to work on tractors and collect tools. He was a veteran having served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was captured in Germany and was wounded. He told many stories of his ordeal. He received the Purple Heart. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and Fourth Degree assembly member.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Louise Hobbs Borsellino; parents, Paul and Brigida Borsellino; brothers, Frank Borsellino and Charles Borsellino; and sisters, Bea Bateman, Camille Reeves, Dolly Garrett and Josephine Looney.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Bridgett and Jeff Parry of Corsicana; son, Paul Borsellino of Dallas; grandsons, Zachary Parry of Seattle, Wash., and Brayden Parry of Corsicana; granddaughters, Lindsay Parry of Corsicana and Rachelle Borsellino of Oklahoma; sister-in-law, Margaret Ann Borsellino of Waco; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Donald "Don" Simington
Nov 27, 1940 - May 15, 2007

Mr. Donald (Don) Simington, age 66, of Corsicana, Texas, died Tuesday, May 15, 2007, in Corsicana, Texas.

He was an appliance repairman.

Mr. Simington is survived by his wife Virginia Simington of Corsicana, TX; three Sons, Jay Simington of Purdon, TX, Ronald Simington of Corsicana, TX. and Jeff Simington of Corsicana, TX. Two Brothers, Malcom Simington of Corsicana, TX. And Mike Simington of Corsicana, TX.

Graveside service will be at Oakwood Cemetery at 3:00 PM Friday, May 18, 2007, Rev. Bruce Carpenter officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas


Gola M. Moody Sumners
Jul 15, 1912 - Mar 31, 1999

Gola M. Moody Sumners

Gola M. Moody Sumners, 86, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Mar 31, 1999 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Brother Bill Honea officiating.  Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse.

Pallbearers will be Lance Brown, Billy Fletes, Adam Pierce, Jerry Ratcliff, Joshua Sanders and Patrick Sanders.

She was born July 15, 1912 in Blooming Grove.

She is survived by her sons, John Brandon of Corsicana, Leslie A. Brown and wife Linda of Ovilla, and Wayne Gandy of Florida; daughters, Dorothy Brown of Longview and Jean Terry of Gun Barrel City; brothers, A.W. Moody of Dallas and Doyle Moody of Lafayette, La.; sister, Lavalta Warner of Corsicana; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Calvin Daniel Drain
Nov 27, 1924 - Jul 9, 1999

Calvin Drain

Calvin Drain of Emhouse passed away Friday, July 9, 1999 after a battle with heart and cancer problems.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at Grffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Teri Hildebrand, pastor of Emhouse United Methodist Church, officiating. 

Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse.

Pallbearers will be Jack Witt, Arlen Wells, Les Cotten, Bill Ritter, Trent Tompkins, James E. Brown, Kenny Kimes and Tommy Hayles.

Mr. Drain was born Nov, 27, 1924.  He was a member of Emhouse United Methodist Church and he loved to hunt and fish.  He retired from the trucking business after 27 1/2 years in Dallas.

Mr. Drain is survived by his wife, Sue Drain; son and daughter-in-law, John and Sharon Drain of Duncanville; daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and James Smith of Midlothian; grandchildren, Sean Drain, Jordan Drain, Stephanie Smith and Jennifer Smith; brothers, A.W. Drain of Dawson and R.M. Drain of Corsicana; special friend, W.B. Slack of Fairfield; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society; Emhouse United Methodist Church, 3308 N. Beaton St., Corsicana; or Pattison Cemetery, c/o Jeanette Melton, 4571 FM 1839, Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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James F. Ray
Oct 30, 1912 - Sep 12, 1999

James F. "Preacher" Ray

James F. "Preacher" Ray, 86, of Quincy, Ill. and formerly of Cordova, Ill., died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at Quincy Veterans Home.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Brother Bill Honea officiating.  Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse.

Relatives will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Ray was born Oct. 30, 1912 in Emhouse, the son of Bez and Laura Meador Ray.  He married Helen Yarger on April 4, 1946 in Lela.  He was employed by Rockwell, Inc. in Los Angeles, Calif. for 30 years, retiring in 1974.  He was a veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and several brothers and sisters.

Mr. Ray is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Tracy and Judy Ray of Decatur, Ill. and John and Tracy Ray and Tom and Julie Ray, all of Cordova, Ill.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Marie Adams of Beaumont and Christine Luther of Corsicana; and brothers, Alvie Ray of Waco and Garvis Ray of Tyler.

Memorials may be made to Emhouse Baptist Church, 283 N. Seely Ave., Corsicana, Texas 75110 or Pattison Cemetery Association, 4571 Farm-to-Market Road 1839, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Eva Marie (Mitchell) Szenasy
Sep 16, 1913 - Jun 21, 1999

Eva Marie Szenasy

Eva Marie Szenaasy, 85, of Corsicana passed away Monday, June 21, 1999, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Calvary Cemetery.

Mrs. Szenasy was born Sept. 16, 1913 in Tupelo.

Mrs. Szenasy is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Johnny Lairsey Sr. of San Antonio; son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Marinelle Szenasy of Hobbs, N.M.; sisters, Annie Bowden of Corsicana and Lilly Smith of Tupelo; granddaughters, Lori Lairsey Croon of Chesterfield, Mo. and Patti Lairsey of San Antonio; grandson, Capt. Johnny Lairsey Jr. of Mililiani, Hawaii; and great-granddaughters, Rachel Croon of Chesterfield, Mo., Courtney Lairsey of San Antonio and Hope Lairsey of Mililiani, Hawaii.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Cemetery Association, 2106 W. First Ave., Corsicana, Texas 75110

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Carol Ruth (Smith) Barham
Nov 2, 1940 - Sep 11, 1999

Carol Barham

Carol Barham, 58, of Blooming Grove passed away Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, in Jamesville, Wis.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Graveside services will be 6 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers will be Richard Davidson, Jeff Greene and Robert Henderson.

Mrs. Barham was born Nov. 2, 1940 in Fargo, N.D.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Dora Smith; brothers, Leonard and Eddie Smith; mother-in-law, Nannie Barham; and son, Leonard Barham.

Mrs. Barham is survived by her husband, Doe Barham of Blooming Grove; daughters, Beth, Dee, Sherry and Lori of Wisconsin; sons, Harold Barham and wife Barbara of Grand Prairie and Jeff Greene of Wisconsin; father, Dale Smith of California; brothers, Chuck Smith and wife Doris of San Leandro, Calif. and Bob Smith of California; sister, Grace Dodd and husband Sam of Arkansas; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Sept. 13, 1999

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • Wife of Harold Wayne "Doebelly" Barham; d/o Dale Eugene Smith & Dora Sedelia (Harmon) Smith


Nannie Jo Harper
May 10, 1900 - Sep 19, 1999

Nannie Jo Harper

Nannie Jo Harper, 99, formerly of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, at Cresthaven Nursing Home in Groves.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Pastor B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating and Brother Bill Honea assisting. 

Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.

Mrs. Harper was born May 10, 1900 in Freestone County.  She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Harper is survived by her brother, Rex Shelton of Athens; sisters, Anneta Estes of Arlington and Mary Andrews of Groves; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lois Burns Wigley
Mar 3, 1907 - Jan 4, 2002

Lois Burns Wigley

Lois Burns Wigley, 94, of Huntsville, Ala. passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2002 in Huntsville, Ala.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating.  Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Lois Childress, Brenda Dartez, Frank Gross, Bill Hewett, Bill Holbrook and Ronald Holbrook.

Mrs. Wigley was born March 3, 1907 in Fred, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband Buck Wigley; and three children.

Survivors include her daughters, Dorothy Holbrook of Orange and Marie Hewett of Huntsville, Ala.; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Richland Cemetery Association, in care of Dolores Baldwin, Rt. 1, Box 145, Richland, Texas 76681.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Frances Evelyn Shults
Jan 29, 1932 - Nov 8, 1999

Frances Evelyn Shults

Frances Evelyn Shults, 67, of Purdon passed away Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at her residence.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Dan Rogers officiating.  Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.

Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Shults was born Jan. 29, 1932 in Montalba.  She had been employed at Adams Hat Factory.

Mrs. Shults is survived by her stepdaughters, Jackie Rogers of Corsicana and Janice Skinner of College Station; five step grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; stepbrother, Richard Harris of Jacksonville; nieces, Tina Blevins and Jonie Ivie, both of Corsicana; and nephew, Billy Murray of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Christener Burnett Colbert
Feb 6, 1910 - Jun 8, 1999

Christener Burnett Colbert

Christener Burnett Colbert, 89, of Samaria passed away Tuesday, June 8, 1999, at Cedar Lake Nursing Home in Malakoff.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Samaria Baptist Church with the Rev. T.J. Payne officiating.  Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery.

Family members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Colbert was born Feb. 6, 1910 in Jacksonville.

Mrs. Colbert is survived by her husband, Lexie Colbert of Samaria; sister-in-law, Nellie M. Colbert of Corsicana; nephews and nieces including Robert Colbert and John Glenn Colbert, both of Corsicana, Derrel Colbert of Malakoff, Doris Fay Younger Hall of Samaria and Stella Mae Washington of Fort Worth; and a host of other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Vernon Charles "V.C." Carter
d. Jul 1, 1999

Vernon Charles "V.C." Carter

Vernon Charles "V.C." Carter of Goodlow passed away Thursday, July 1, 1999, at his residence.

Services will be 11 a.m. today at Samaria Baptist Church in Kerens, with the Rev. D.R. Colbert officiating.  Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Lawrence Haynes, Anthony Haynes, Chuck Tolliver, Jeffery Baxter, Carle Bluitt and Tyrone Balley.  Honorary pallbearers will be Crosby Lindsey, Lewis Hall, Chester Hall, John Ellis Baxter and Joe Hall.

Mr. Carter was preceded in death by his parents, Clatie and Edward Carter; son, Edward Bluitt Carter; sister, Edna Faulk; and brother, Homer Carter.

Mr. Carter is survived by his wife, Lillie Pearl Carter of Goodlow; daughters, Pam Carter Dowell and husband David Dowell of Kerens, and Lois Murray of Dallas; sons and daughters-in-law, the Rev. Nathan and Annette Carter and James and Mary Carter, all of Kerens; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Jack Carter of Kerens and Edward Carter of Midland; sisters, Vernia Cotton of Corsicana and Juanita Johnson of California; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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John "J.T." Nash
Oct 31, 1914 - Dec 23, 2005

John "J.T." Nash

John "J.T." Nash, 91, of Lake Kiowa, Texas passed away Friday, Dec. 23, 2005 at Pecan Tree Manor in Gainesville.

Memorial services are set for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lake Koowa Lodge with the Rev. Hubert Wright officiating.  Interment will be today at 1 p.m. at New Chatfield Cemetery in Chatfield.

Mr. Nash was born Oct. 31, 1914 in Rusk to Joe Claude and Minnie Frances Howell Nash.  Following completion of his education, J.T. Nash was employued by the Southern Pacific Railroad in various capacities, retiring after 40 years service.  He moved to Lake Kiowa from Chatfield in the 1990s

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; former wife, Lucille; a son, James Nash; by his brothers, Howell and Jack Nash; and by his sisters, Louise McBroom Helen Brewer, and Maggie (Polly) Henkel.

Mr. Nash is survived by his son, John Nash of Lake Kiowa; daughters Jerry Roberts of Nacogdoches, Sadie Lou Coleman of Dallas and Corinda King of Waxahachie; stepsons, Bill Hatch of Penticton, British Columnbia and Jim Hatch of Salt Springs, British Columbia; sisters Frances Harwell of Dallas and Hallie Baker of San Antonio; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Geo. J. Carroll and Son, Gainesville.

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Carolyn Jarrell-Parson
Nov 16, 1942 - Jun 15, 1999

Carolyn Parson

Carolyn Parson, 56, of Corsicana and formerly of Streetman, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Cade Cemetery in Streetman, with Bill Cook officiating.

Mrs. Parson was born Nov, 16, 1942 in Dallas.

Mrs. Parson is survived by her husband, Jerry D. Parson of Streetman; mother, Lillian Dennis of Dallas; sons, Ricky Jarrell of Irving, Jerry Jarrell of Dallas and Don Parson of Dallas; daughters, Teresa Cook of Irving and Tammy Cook of Mildred; 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and brother, James Morgan of Dallas.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Mary Compton-Steele
Jan 13, 1912 - Jul 4, 1999

Mary Compton Steele

Mary Compton Steele, 87, of Teague passed away Sunday, July 4, 1999, at East Texas Medical Center in Fairfield.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Streetman, with Brother Wayne Mahoney and Grayson Glass officiating.  Interment will follow at Cade Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James M. Compton, Ken Tyner, Keith Tyner, Mark Compton, Jay Compton, Michael Compton, David Tyner, James Compton II and Matthew Anderson.  Honorary pallbearers will be nephews Billy Massey, Charles Compton, Richard Compton, Joe Folk, Willie Lambert and Ken Lambert.

Mrs. Steele was born Jan. 13, 1912.

Mrs. Steele was preceded in death by her first husband, Irby Compton, father of all five children; and her second husband, Garner Steele.

Mrs. Steele is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, J.S. and Viola Compton of Streetman, Edward Compton of Teague and Kenneth "Sonny" and Suzanne Compton; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Lee and Joe Tyner of Freeport and Jimmie and Tommy Casey of Bastrop; grandchildren, James Compton, Glenda Crosby, Ken Tyner, Keith Tyner, Mark Compton, Jay Compton, Michael Compton, Christi Tyler, Lisa Cothran, Kim Aman, Carmene Harmon, Kevin Casey, Michael Compton, David Tyner, James E. Compton II, Mathew Anderson; sisters, Gladys Lambert and Lurana Folk, both of Fairfield.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Jimmie Lois (Sims) Jenkins
Jul 9, 1923 - Jun 5, 1999

Jimmie Jenkins

Jimmie Jenkins, 75, of Kerens passed away Saturday, June 5, 1999 in Brachenrige Hospital in Austin.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Paschal Funeral Chapel with Mr. Jimmy Glenn officiating and Mr. Jesse Jenkins assisting.  Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Mrs. Jenkins was born July 9, 1923 in Kerens.  She worked for Halls Grocery for many years.

She is survived by a son, Roy Lynn Jenkins Sr. of Garland; daughter, Clydia Anderson of Kerens; brother, William Curtis Sims of Houston; sister, Doris Wille of Corsicana; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Adam Keith Anderson, Roy Lynn Jenkins Jr., Bill Cody Anderson, James Green, Jeff Weyandt and Floyd Young.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Newell Emmett McCaslin
Mar 25, 1923 - Aug 6, 1999

Emmett McCaslin

Emmett McCaslin, 76, of Kerens passed away August 6, 1999, in Kerens.

Services will be 4 p.m.. today at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tony Neal officiating and Mr. Jimmy Glenn officiating..  Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Mr. McCaslin was born March 25, 1923, in Roane, Texas.  He was a farmer and  rancher.

He is survived by his wife, Genell McCaslin of Kerens; daughter and son-in-law, Donnie and Kent Wiltmer of Kerens; granddaughter and husband, Jeanie and Benny Brown of Kerens; grandson and wife, Emmett "Bubba" and Karla Clemons of Corsicana; grandson, Kent "Pee Wee" Wiltmer Jr. of Mississippi; great-granddaughters, Hailey Williams and Christy Clemons, both of Corsicana; niece, Martha Sue Smith of Cedar Creek; and nephew, Roger McCaslin of Kerens.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.

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Bernice L. (Mays) Faughn
abt 1932 - Jul 11, 1999

Bernice L. "Granny" Faughn

Bernice L. "Granny" Faughn, 67, of Deer Park passed away Sunday, July 11, 1999.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazette.

Mrs. Faughn is survived by her husband of 45 years, M.H. Faughn of Deer Park; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Andrea Faughn of Deer Park and Jeffery and Susan Faughn of La Porte; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Faughn of Montgomery, Carolyn and Jim Trimble, Debbie and Steve Driehs and Nettie and Gary Carmouche, all of Deer Park; brothers and sister-in-law, Wilborn and Billie Mays of Houston, and Murl Mays of Dallas; brother-in-law, Jim Faughn of Houston; sister-in-law, Joyce Faughn of Deer Park; 14 grandchildren, Stephanie and Jennifer Driehs, Rickey Jr. and Brandi Loyd, Sonyia Stovall, Vicki Carlson, Aimee Faughn, Brandon, Cameron and Andren English, Brandon and Amanda Faughn, and Gary Jr. and McKinlyn Carmouche; and one great-grandson, Nick Stovall.

Arrangements by Deer Park Funeral Directors.

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Farris Owen Sessions
Jan 17, 1913 - Oct 11, 1999

Farris O. Sessions

Farris O. Sessions, 86, of Kerens passed away Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Kerens, with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating.  Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Sessions was born Jan. 17, 1913 in Kerens.

Mr. Sessions is survived by his wife, Frances Sessions of Kerens; daughters, Elizabeth Simmons of Sulphur Springs, Jonell Riddle of Athens, Carolyn Clayton of Hurst, Susan Kurtz of Columbia, Mo. and Kathy Sessions of Spring; brother, Glenn Sessions of Dallas; sister, Hazel Jones of Kerens; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a nunber of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.

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Robbie (Sims) Watkins
Nov 3, 1922 - Jun 11, 1999

Robbie (Sims) Watkins

Robbie Sims Watkins, 76, of Paris, Texas passed away Friday, June 11, 1999, in Paris.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Larry Templeton officiating.  Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Derald Burns, Christopher Lawson, Jared Lawson, Allen Sims and Joe. C. Sims.

She was born Nov. 3, 1922 in Streetman.

She is survived by her daughters, Melissa Lindsey of Paris, Wanda Matson of Balch Springs and Kathy Woodruff; son, Thomas Watkins of Orange; and brother, E.V. Sims of Clute; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Tom Clay Lacy
Jul 4, 1929 - Jul 4, 1999

Tom Clay Lacy

Tom Clay Lacy, 70, of Wills Point passed away Sunday, July 4, 1999, in Terrell.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Eureka Cemetery, with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Mr. Lacy was born July 4, 1929 in Poyner.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Ray Lacy.

Mr. Lacy is survived by his daughter, Joan Lilian Lacy of Louisiana; son, Tommy Clay Lacy of Louisiana; brother, Coy Lacy Jr. of Wills Point; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Virginia C. (Johnston) Montfort
Feb 29, 1964 - Dec 9, 1999

Virginia C. Montfort

Virginia C. Montfort, 35, of Mineola passed away Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, near Mineola.

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

Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Eureka Cemetery.

Mrs. Montfort was born Feb. 29, 1964 in Corsicana to George Worth Johnston and Katie Marie Mageors.  She lived in Mineola about four months and worked at Brookshire's Grocery Store in Mineola.

She was preceded in death by her brother, George W. Johnston.

Mrs. Montfort is survived by a special friend, Junior Staley of Hainesville; father and stepmother, George and Billie Johnston of Corsicana; mother and stepfather, Katie and Hugh Harper of Palmer; son, Mark Montfort of Mineola; daughter, Mason Montfort of Mineola; sister, Mary Elizabeth Niedringhaus of Palmer; and nieces, Kallie Marie Jabenskic and Kathlyn Virginia Collier.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Arrangements by English Funeral Home of Mineola.

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Helen Flanagan
abt 1923 - Aug 16, 2005

Helen Flanagan

Helen Flanagan, 83, of Chandler passed away Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.  Visitation will be held from

7 to 9 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.  Services will be 10 a.m.

Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Horace Cobb officiating.

Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Robert Sanders Newland Jr.
Feb 24, 1928 - Nov 29, 2002

Robert Newland Jr.

Robert Newland Jr., 74, of Kemp passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2002 in Athens.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m today at Younger Cemetery with Rev. Jim Jones officiating.

Pallbearers will be Brian Peters, Craig Erwin, Allen Koenig, Jason Peters, Danny Newland and Jerry Newland.

Mr. Newland was born Feb. 24, 1928 in Ennis.  He worked as a bread salesman for Wonder and Sunbeam Companies for 38 years, retiring in 1991.  He served in the United States Air Force as a Military Police in Germany from 1945-'48.  He was a member of the Payne Springs United Methodist Church and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.

He was preceded in death by parents Robert and Bernice Newland Sr. and brothers Carl Newland and Derwood Newland.

Survivors include wife of 54 years Marion Newland of Kemp; daughters Kathy Peters and husband David of Arlington and Debby Erwin and husband Henry of Fort Worth; brother James L. Newland and wife Sandra of Shreveport, La.; grandsons Jason Peters and wife Heather of Pottstown, Pa., Brian Peters and wife Margaret of Crowley and Craig Erwin and wife Sissy of Fort Worth; granddaughters Lauren Koenig and husband Allen of Fort Worth and Dana Erwin of Fort Worth; great-granddaughter Morgan Peters of Pottstown, Pa.; great-grandsons Austin Peters of Pottstown, Pa. and Dillon Erwin of Fort Worth; and other numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Inez Peden
Sep 24, 1910 - Dec 30, 1999

Mary Inez Peden, 89, of Silver City passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Pastor B.F. Risinger and Bobby Cave officiating.  Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Oscar McCrory, Bill Ford, Robert Richards, James Orler, Kenneth Brooks and Don Whitten.

Honorary pallbearer will be Grover S. Melton.

Ms. Peden was born Sept. 24, 1910 in Silver City.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Purdon.

She is survived by sisters, Lorena Peden of Silver City and Emma Peden Branham of Dawson; and nephews and nieces, James Linehan, Henry Linehan, Margie Quinn and Frieda Ann Mason.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Myrlie (Parish) Green
Nov 8, 1920 - Aug 10, 1999

Myrlie Green

Myrlie Green, 78, of Kemp passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999, in Athens.

Visitation will be 6 to 9:30 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. 

Services will be 2 p.m.Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev.

Thurman Boatright officiating.  Interment will follow at Rice Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gary Algood, Danny Parish, Eddie Parish, Tommy Parish, Don Rodgers and Scott Rose.

Mrs. Green was born Nov. 8, 1920 in Rice.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Rice and worked as a seamstress for 15 years.  She enjoyed sewing and cooking, and welcomed anybody in her home.

She was preceded in death by her son, Jimmy Franks; grandson, Vernon Ray Cobb; brothers, Jody Parish and Thurman Parish; and sister, Enzie Rogers.

Mrs. Green is survived by her husband, Clinton B. "Pete" Green of Kemp; daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and James Dickey of Trinity and Ruby and Charles Gadberry of Kemp; brothers, Billy Parish of Longview, Joy Parish of Lancaster and Lester Parish of Laredo; sisters, Katherine Pilgram of Kemp and Maggie Chandler of DeSoto; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ernest Irvin Reynolds
Nov 22, 1931 - Jun 10, 1999

Ernest Irvin Reynolds

Ernest Irvin Reynolds, 67, of Rice passed away Thursday, June 10, 1999, in Corsicana.

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 the Rev. Dave Alexander officiating.  Interment will follow at Rice Cemetery.

Mr. Reynolds was born Nov, 22, 1931 in Grand Saline.  He served as chairman of the board of trustees of First Methodist Church in Freeport and the Haynie Memorial Methodist Church in Rice.  He was a city councilman in Rice for a number of years and also served on the Rice ISD school board.  He was a veteran, serving in the Korean War.

Mr. Reynolds is survived by his wife, Ruella Reynolds of Rice; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Susan Reynolds of Waco; daughter, Leigh Ann Weber of Clearwater, Fla.; sister and brother-in-law, Erna Lee and Gary Dunkerley of Columbia, Mo.; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Rebecca Reynolds of Duncanville; granddaughter and her husband, Lauren and Chuck Jones of Garland; grandsons, Matt Reynolds and Chris Reynolds, both of Waco; great-granddaughter, Juliette Jones of Garland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 200 N. 13th St., Corsicana or Humane Society, 617 S. 12th St., Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Quida Faye (Sullivan) Hartley
Dec 20, 1906 - Oct 11, 1999

Quida Hartley

Quida Hartley, 92, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, in Corsicana.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Nanette Wyatt officiating.  Interment will follow at Rice Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers will be Roy Wayne O'Neal, Tim Hartley Jr., Doug Adler, Chris Hartley, Rusty Hartley and Ricky Gonzales.

Memorials can be made to Haynie Memorial Methodist Church in Rice.

Mrs. Hartley was born Dec. 20, 1906.

She is survived by three sons, Lorenzo Dow and Judy Hartley of Tallahassee, Fla., Tim and Wanda Hartley Jr. of Corsicana and James and Paula Hartley of Corsicana; sisters, Dorothy Lowe of Houston and Elen Dubose of Tulsa, Okla.; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Dow Hartley Sr., daughters, Helen O'Neal and Billie Chase, and a son, Robert Hartley.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Willie B. Ribble
Dec 28, 1906 - Dec 24, 1999

Willie B. Ribble

Willie B. Ribble, 92, formerly of Rice, passed away Friday, Dec. 24, 1999 in Fort Worth.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Rice Cemetery with the Rev. Nanette Wyatt officiating.

Mr. Ribble was born Dec. 28, 1906 in Rice.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty McElroy.

Mr. Ribble is survived by his wife, Mrytis Ribble of Fort Worth; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Sandra Ribble of Corsicana; son-in-law, Henry McElroy of North Richland Hills; brother, Harvey Ribble of Arlington; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Bessie (Baker) Fulton
Mar 21, 1912 - Dec 11, 1999

Bessie Fulton

Bessie Fulton, 87, of Dallas passed away Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999 in Dallas.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Solon Bailey officiating.  Interment will follow at Rice Cemetery.

She was born March 21, 1912 in Emhouse.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Travis and Peggy Fulton of Mabank; daughters and son-in-law, Julia Rogers and Anna and Bill Tanner of Carrolton; brothers, Thurman Baker of Corsicana, Jerry Baker of Irving and William Baker of Richardson; sisters Lula Mae Smith and Annie Brown, both of Corsicana; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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William Roy Sanders
Apr 16, 1927 - Jun 2, 1999

William Roy Sanders

William Roy Sanders, 72, of Frost passed away Wednesday, June 2, 1999 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 10 a.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove, with Joe Dowdy officiating.  Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be E.L. Rich, Donny Buchanan, S.L. Buchanan, Brad Honea, Lynn Short and Ken Haws.

Mr. Sanders was born April 16, 1927 in Grand Prairie.  He had worked in pipeline construction and served in World War II.

Mr. Sanders is survived by his wife, Jean Sanders of Frost; son, Tony Sanders of Frost; brother and sister-in-law, Searcy and Colleen Sanders of Frost; and sister, Audie Sanders of Las Cruces, N.M.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

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Terry Lee Smithey
Jun 11, 1963 - Jun 28, 1999

Terry Lee Smithey

Terry Lee Smithey, 36, of DeSoto passed away Monday, June 28, 1999, at his residence.

Services will be 2:30 today at Mertens Baptist Church, with Matt Wood officiating.  Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Laurence Hopkins, Robet Hughes, Wayne Elmore, Keith Thomas, Joe Zasquez and Don Ballew.

Mr. Smithey was born June 11, 1963 in Hillsboro.

Mr. Smithey is survived by his grandmother, Susie Stringer of Mertens; father, Lee Smithey of Grand Prairie; mother, Dorothy R. De Los Santos of Irving; brothers, Jerry Smithey and Timothy Smithey, both of Duncanville; and sisters, Tammie Sue Smithey of Duncanville and Theresa Smithey of Connecticut.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Thelma Earleen (Young) Doyle
Mar 23, 1916 - May 26, 1999

Earleen (Young) Doyle

Earleen Doyle, 83, of Italy passed away Wednesday, May 26, 1999 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Boze-Mitchell Chapel in Ialy, with the Rev. Ronnie Dabney officiating.  Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Mitchell, Billy Bason, Pat Doyle, Jimmy Doyle and Danny Cates.

Mrs. Doyle was born March 23, 1916 in Frost to Fenton and Ethel Young. 

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Italy.

She was preceded in deathy by her parents; her husband, Buster; sister, Opal Young; brothers, Lloyd, F.M. and Travis Young; and nephew, Ronnie Young.

Mrs. Doyle is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Nelda and Truman Commons of Italy; granddaughter and husband, Susan and Mark Jacinto of Italy; and great-grandchildren, Reid and Ashlyn of Italy.

Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell Funeral Home of Italy.

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John Henry Raney
1948 - Sep 22, 2005

John Henry Raney

John Henry Raney, 57, of Frost passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, in Frost.  Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Friday at Frost Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Violet Lorene (Whitaker) Cranford
Nov 19, 1916 - Jul 3, 1999

Violet Lorene Cranford

Violet Lorene Cranford, 82, of Wilmer passed away Saturday, July 3, 1999, in Irving.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Brother Bill Honea Officiating.  Interment will follow at Modral Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jimi Cranford, Leonard Cranford, Lloyd Cranford, Ricky Cranford, Rusty Cummings, Michael King, Freddie McGowan and Donnie Spurrier.

Mrs. Cranford was born Nov. 19, 1916 in Aquilla.  She was a housewife.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruby L. Cranford; sons, Arvil Cranford and Billy Cranford; and grandson, Jimmy Dale Spurrier.

Mrs. Cranford is survived by sons, David Cranford of Fountain, Fla., Howard Cranford of Palmer, James Cranford of Wilmer, and Thomas Cranford of Kaufman; daughters, Glenda King of Wilmer, Mary Lee Spurrier of Corsicana, Ruby Cummings of Rockwall, Sybil Slocum of DeSoto and Betty Case of Dallas; brothers, David Whitaker of Garland and Otis Whitaker of Corsicana; 33 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Sondra Lee Hogan
abt 1950 - Feb 15, 2004

Sondra Lee Hogan

Sondra Lee Hogan, 54, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at Baylor Medical Center of Irving.  Graveside services were 2 p.m.

Wednesday at Modral Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating. 

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Homer Sidney Dennis
Aug 12, 1911 - Feb 18, 1989

Homer Sidney Dennis

Homer Sidney Dennis, 77, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 1989, in Corsicana.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.  The Rev. George Merriman will officiate.

He was born Aug. 12, 1911, in Rusk, Texas. He was a truck driver. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Corsicana.

He is survived by his wife, Hallie Dennis; three daughters, Marie Rash of Corsicana, Faye Wilson of Livingston, Texas and Evelyn Neagle of Alba, Texas; three sons, E. W. Dennis of Alba, Billy Dennis of Livingston, Danny Dennis of Corsicana; two brothers, James Dennis of Corsicana, L. C. Dennis of Corsicana; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Feb. 18, 1989

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


Hugh Clinton Traweek
Sep 10, 1907 - Feb 17, 1989


Hugh Clinton Traweek

FAIRFIELD - Hugh Clinton Traweek, 81, died Friday at Tyler's Mother Francis Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Capps Funeral Home Memorial Chapel.

The Rev. Morris House of Bryan will officiate.  Burial will be in Cooledge City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Georgia Traweek, of Oakwood; two brothers, Melvin Traweek of Richland and Gayle Traweek of Huntsville, and three grandchildren, Heather Levin, of Chicago, Ill., Holly Hansen, of Austin, and Johnathan Hancock, of Palestine.

Pallbearers will be Larry Traweek, Gary Traweek, Jerry Traweek, Kenneth Daniel, Ronnie Daniel and Curtis Roberts.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Feb. 18, 1989

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

  • Husband of Georgia Lee (Hancock) Traweek; Son of Hugh Israel "Chub" Traweek & Anna Zelma (House) Traweek


Geraldeane (Beard) Dodson-Stack
abt 1931 - Feb 17, 1989

Geraldean Stack

Geraldean Stack, 58, of Jefferson Texas, died Friday, Feb 17, 1989 at the University of Teas Health Center at Tyler.

Graveside services will be Monday, Feb. 20, at 12 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements will be handled by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Survivors are two sons, Roddy O. Dodson, and Ken R. Dodson, both of Decatur; a daughter, Deana A. Dodson of Decatur; parents, Raymond and Rheudeane Beard, both of Dallas; two sisters Cindy Corley and Maryann Parks, both of Dallas.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Feb. 18, 1989

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


Lloyd Ray Estell
Mar 22, 1946 - Feb 16, 1989

Lloyd Ray Estell, 42, of Greenville, died Feb. 16, 1989, in Hunt County.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Calvin Francis officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born March 22, 1946, in Corsicana and was employed by Xerox. He was a member of the Baptist Church and was stationed in Korea in 1964-66.

He is survived by his daughter, Monica Denise Estell, of Palestine; son, Brent Estell, of Palestine; mother, Mrs. I.I. Estell, of Corsicana; brother, Nathan Estell, of Corsicana; three sisters, Mary Scoggins, of Corsicana, Josie Estell, of Irving, and Patricia Reed, of Corsicana; and nieces and nephews.

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Lloyd Ray Estell

Loyd Ray Estell, 42, of Greenville, died Feb 16, 1989, in Hunt County.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Calvin Francis officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born March 22, 1946, in Corsicana and was employed by Xerox. He was a member of the Baptist Church and was stationed in Korea in 1964-1966.

He is survived by his daughter, Monica Denise Estell, of Palestine; son, Brent Estell, of Palestine; mother, Mrs. I. I. Estell, of Corsicana; brother, Nathan Estell of Corsicana; three sisters; Mary Scoggins of Corsicana, Josie Estell, of Irving, and Patricia Reed of Corsicana and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Collin Green, Jack Fowler, Buddy Caton, Thomas Hester, Ronnie Arnette and Larkin Coston, Jr.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Feb. 19, 1989

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


George Robinson
Feb 6, 1907 - Feb 19, 1989

George Robinson

George Robinson, 82, of Corsicana, died Feb. 19, 1989 at his residence.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. A. L. Cronk officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was born Feb 6, 1907 in Tupelo, and was a lifelong resident of Navarro County. He was a retired machinist for Oil City Iron Works where he was employed for 35 years.  He owned R and R Machine Co. of Corsicana, was a member of the St. Luke's United Methodist Church and I.O.O.F.

Survivors include a wife, Johnnie P. Robinson of Corsicana; two sons, Durwood Robinson and David Gene Robinson, both of Corsicana; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Alex (Lady) Lockhart of Corsicana; two brothers, Joe Robinson, and Reuben Robinson, both of Rice; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Dale A. Robinson, Whelyn G. Robinson, Hugh Robinson, John W. Robinson, David Robinson, and Jack Summit.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Feb 20, 1989

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


Audra Alvin Yarborough
Jun 2, 1903 - Feb 17, 1989

Aurdra Alvin Yarborough

Aurdra Alvin Yarborough, 84, of Dallas, died in Dallas.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Campbell-Elrod Cemetery. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

He was born June 2, 1903, in Corsicana.

He is survived by his wife, Caroline Yarborough, of Dallas; four sons, Ralph E. Yarborough, and George D. Yarborough, both of Dallas, and John A. Yarborough and Aaron F. Yarborough, both of Boise City, Olka; one daughter, Ila M. Melton, of Springfield, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

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Pauline M. (Cornebise) Smith
Oct 4, 1909 - Feb 20, 1989

Pauline M. Smith

Pauline M. Smith, 79, of Frost died Monday, Feb. 20, 1989, at Hubbard Hospital in Hubbard.

Services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove. The Rev. John Kinnaird will officiate.

Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

She was a member of the Navarro Mills Baptist Church.

Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and Lee Colburn of Frost, Lyla and Tom Ryan of Plano, Yvonne and Elmer Boyd of Frost, Gayle and Dennis Alexander of Grapevine; one sister, Clemence Cornebise of Dallas; one sister-in-law Velda Biggs of Irving; six grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren and two nieces.

Pallbearers will be Ben Acock, Jay Stroud, Arnold Vail, Charlie Boyd, Don Jones and Raymond Morris.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Feb 21, 1989

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

  • Wife of Oty C. Smith


Cornelia Matthews
abt 1913 - Feb 20, 1989

Cornelia Matthews

Cornelia Matthews, 76, of Corsicana, died Monday, Feb. 20, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. John Shero will officiate. Burial will be at Dawson Cemetery.

She was a member of the Westhill Church of Christ.

Survivors include one stepson, C.C. Matthews, Jr. of Hobbs, N.M.; one stepdaughter Betty Jean Qualls of Henderson, N.C.; five grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Roark Barnes, Blair Beamon, Don Bowen, Joe Glass, Jr., Gene McDougald and James Nelson.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Feb 21, 1989

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


Lucille (Levins) Jernigan
Aug 10, 1917 - Feb 20, 1989

Mrs. Lucille Jernigan

Mrs. Lucille Jernigan, 71, of Corsicana, died Feb. 20, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, with the Rev. George Merriman officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Aug. 10, 1917, in Corsicana.

She is survived by her husband, Clark Jernigan, of Corsicana; one daughter, Vicki Folks, of Mesquite; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild, mother, Mrs. N. W. Levins, of Farmers Branch; two brothers, Hollis E Levins, of Andrews, and William Earl Levins, of Odessa; four sisters, Carolyn Novak, of Lubbock, Inez Aston, of Mesquite, and Pat Bressie and Bettie McBroom, both of Farmers Branch.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Feb 21, 1989

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


Nathaniel Jones, Rev.
Oct 10, 1925 - Feb 20, 1989

Rev. Nathaniel Jones

The Rev. Nathaniel Jones, of Corsicana, died Feb. 20, 1989 at his residence.

Services are pending at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nola Faye Jones of Corsicana; one daughter, Esther Williams of Fairfield; and other relatives.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Feb 21, 1989

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

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Rev. Nathaniel Jones


Rev. Nathaniel Jones, 63, of Corsicana, died Feb. 20, 1989 at his residence.

Wake services will be conducted Friday at 7 p.m. in the Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, with Rev. James Chaney officiating.

Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery, under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary in Corsicana.

Jones was retired from Oil City Iron Works, and was pastor of the Silent Grove Baptist Church in Cheneyboro.

Survivors include his wife, Nola Fay Jones, of Corsicana; a daughter, Esther J. Williams of Fairfield; four sons, Donald Ray Jones and Richard James Jones, both of San Antonio, Nathaniel Jones, Jr., of Corpus Christi, and Jimmy Lee Jones of Cuero; his mother, Beaulah Jones of Charlotte, N.C.; one brother, Henry Jones of Charlotte, N.C.; a step-daughter, Lizzie Taylor of Cameron; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Active pallbearers will be James L. Gooden, Joe Williams, John McCaleb, Howard Miller, Ira Bradford, and T.C. Wright. Honorary pallbearers will be Allen Swift, David Shockley, Stephen Carroll, and the Deacons of the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church.

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Roy Perry Derden
Jul 10, 1921 - May 23, 2007

Roy Perry Derden

Roy Perry Derden, 75, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Billy Morehead, Mark McGaugh, Kenneth Derden, Tim Derden, Gary Derden and Roy Lynn Derden. Honorary pallbearers will be Al Skinner, David Rutherford, David Sanchez, Justin Jewell, Wade Derden and Clyde Neighbors.

Mr. Derden was born July 10, 1931, in Streetman. He was a lifelong resident of Navarro County and well known by many people. He served with honor in the Korean Conflict where he attained the rank of sergeant on the field of battle. He worked the majority of his life in the oil and gas business from which he retired in 1990. During his retirement he repaired washers and dryers for many people that knew him simply as the “Washing Machine Man.” He loved to fish, hunt and trap hogs. He also enjoyed bargain shopping at flea markets and garage sales. He will be greatly missed by many family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Willie Derden; brother, Bruce Derden; and sister, Edna Morehead.

Survivors include his daughters and son-in-law, Linda Derden and Teri and Al Skinner, all of Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Stacey Derden and Roy Lynn and Karen Derden, all of Corsicana, and Gary and Robbie Derden of Blooming Grove; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Doyle Derden of Corsicana; sisters, Virginia Grimmet of San Antonio, Bonnie Vineyard of Palestine and Lois McGaugh of Corsicana; former wife, Peggy Lewis Derden of Corsicana; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Billy Lawrence Sanders
Jul 8, 1928 - May 21, 2007

The Rev. Billy Lawrence Sanders, born July 8, 1928, went to be with the Lord on May 21, 2007, at 11:40 a.m. Pastor, Daddy, Grandpa, Great-Grandpa, Paw-Paw, and Uncle to many who will greatly miss him.

The Rev. Sanders pastored Shady Oaks Assembly of God and The Lighthouse Church for over 40 years. During his years of ministry, he also evangelized, and worked in foreign ministries. Billy was preceded in death by his wife, Melba; parents, Walter and Erma Sanders; and brother, Marvin. Besides his children, he is survived by his sisters-in-law, Virginia Prisock and husband Gene, and Velma Sanders, along with a host of nieces and nephews.

After retiring, he and his wife Melba moved to Lindale where he enjoyed farming watermelons and peas, if the deer did not eat them first. There he enjoyed visits from his family, Becky Graham and husband Jesse, son Gary and wife Dolly, and daughter Belinda Davis and husband Kenny. His greatest joy was his grandchildren, Gary and wife Machelle, Deana, Leah, and Austin. He lived to add six great-grandchildren, Aaron, Rachel, Chanity, Majesty, Natalya, and Baby Seth.

Billy will be greatly missed. He was a wonderful dad, and grandfather. His reunion with family and friends in heaven was a “Great Day.”

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. today at Grace Church, 7224 N. Sam Houston Parkway East, Humble. Interment will follow at Brookside Lauder.

Arrangements by Earthman Resthaven, Houston

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Buena June Womack
Jun 4, 1949 - May 21, 2007

Buena June Womack, 57, of Conroe passed away Monday, May 21, 2007, at Conroe Regional Hospital.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. today at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Corsicana with Dr. John LaNoue officiating.

She was born June 4, 1949, to Lee and Mary Womack.

She was preceded in death by Lee Womack.

Survivors include her mother, Mary Womack of Corsicana; sons, Sean Eggleston and Laura of Corsicana and Eddie Eggleston and Connie of Fairfield; daughter, Dawn Orand and Michael of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Ashley and Drew Eggleston, Brach Eggleston and Miranda Orand; and brothers, Larry Womack and Donna of Houston and David Womack and Jan of Conroe.

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Roy Preston "Buster" Wright
Aug 6, 1927 - May 19, 2007

Roy P. ‘Buster’ Wright - 05/23/07

Roy P. “Buster” Wright, 79, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, May 19, 2007, in Corsicana. He was born Aug. 6, 1927, in Corsicana and attended Mildred schools. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and Korea earning two Bronze Stars and the Korean Service Medal. Buster married Annie Barnum Nov. 8, 1952, in Waxahachie. He was owner/operator of Wright Studios in Waxahachie for 46 years, retiring in 1997. Before his photography business he had been a Waxahachie police officer and had worked at LTV. Buster was a charter member of Heritage Baptist Church in Waxahachie where he was deacon emeritus.

His survivors include his sister, Willie Mae Owen and her husband Royce of Corsicana, and numerous nieces and nephews. His parents, his wife of 51 years, Annie, and two brothers, Calvin Wright and Clyde Cagle, preceded him in death.

The celebration of life was 2 p.m. Tuesday at Heritage Baptist Church with Brother Tim Gibson and Brother Roy Brashear officiating. Interment followed in the Waxahachie City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Carl Pace, Kenneth Bryant, Butch Nelson, Billy Walker, Randall Osborn and James Williamson.

The family requests that memorials be made to Heritage Baptist Church, 1000 Butcher Road, Waxahachie, TX 75165.

Arrangements by Wayne Boze Funeral Home, Waxahachie.

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Myrtle Agnes (Gordon) Shepler
Jul 1, 1910 - May 20, 2007

Myrtle Agnes Shepler

Myrtle Agnes Gordon Shepler, age 96, of Temple died Sunday, May 20, 2007, in Temple. Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Temple with the Rev. Merry Wilburn and Chaplain Brent Eaton officiating. Burial will follow at Bellwood Memorial Park.

Mrs. Shepler was born July 1, 1910, in Corsicana to H.F. and Agnes Amy Gordon. She attended schools in Corsicana. At age 18, she moved to Fort Worth to attend nurses training at City and County Hospital. Myrtle returned to Corsicana and worked at Navarro Clinic and Hospital. During World War II she relocated to Texarkana to work at the Cotton Belt Railroad Hospital and met Leroy J. “Shep” Shepler, who was employed at the Red River Defense Plant. They were married in November 1945. Myrtle and Shep lived in Cadillac, Mich., and Miami, Okla. After Mr. Shepler retired from B.F. Goodrich in 1974, they moved to Temple to be near her sister and nieces.

Myrtle was an active member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Miami, Okla., and St. Francis Episcopal Church in Temple. She volunteered at Miami Baptist Hospital for 25 years and St. Francis Gift Shop in Temple until 2004. She was a member of the Ladies Bowling League in Miami and the Temple Garden Plotters.

Mrs. Shepler was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and five sisters. Survivors include her sister, Peggy Cook and husband J.C. of Temple, and three nieces, Peggy Dillard of Belton, Alice Garcia and Sally Vaughan, both of Temple. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews in Texas, California and Switzerland which include: Bonnie Mathison, Kathy Paschal, Sam Gordon, Danny Gordon, Lee Ora Stone, Gary Gordon, Larry Gordon, Jim “Sonny” Spurlock, Bruce Hyden, Nan Fritsch, Susan Schlessinger, Michael Rountree, Wayne Rountree and David Rountree.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Francis Episcopal Church, Oak Park United Methodist Church or VistaCare Hospice.

Arrangements by Scanio-Harper Funeral Home, Temple.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - May 22, 2007
  • Daughter of Holland Fields Gordon & Anges Amy (Boone) Gordon

Stanley E. Bonnett
Dec 19, 1920 - Dec 3, 1999

Stanley E. Bonnett

Stanley E. Bonnett, 78, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Dec. 3, 1999 in Corsicana.

Graveside services were 2 p.m. Monday at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Tony Neal officiating.

Mr. Bonnett was born Dec. 19, 1920 in Hunter, Okla. He worked for Associates Inventory Company in Dallas as the director of supervision retiring after 28 years of service. He then worked for Interfirst Bank for 10 years and retired again.

Mr. Bonnett is survived by his wife, Susie Bonnett of Corsicana; stepson, James Montgomery of Corsicana; sister and brother-in-law, Norma Lee and Dewayne Ascue of Oklahoma; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark Bonnett, Melvin and Lou Bonnett and Mike and Joyce Bonnett, all of Oklahoma; grandson, Billy Montgomery of Mustang; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Zelma Hampton
abt 1907 - Dec 4, 1999

Zelma Hampton

Zelma Hampton, 92, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999 in Dallas.

Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Gary Benfield officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family. Mrs. Hampton was born Aug.
11, 1907. She was a spinner.

She is survived by a sister, Betty Benfield of Dallas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lucille (Williamson) Kent
Feb 28, 1913 - Dec 14, 1999

Lucille Kent

Lucille Kent, a longtime resident of Eureka and Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 1 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev.
B.F. Risinger officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Brandon Kent, Greg Kent, Robert Kent and Scott Kent.

Mrs. Kent was born Feb. 28, 1913 in Clarendon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Kent Sr. in 1979; and brother, Kenneth Williamson.

Mrs. Kent is survived by her sons, Frank Kent Jr. and wife Betty Ann of Nitro, W.V., Kenneth Kent Sr. and wife Molly of Houston, and David Kent and wife Gaynelle of DeSoto; grandchildren, Greg Kent of Beckley, W.V., Stacey Kent of Atlanta, Ga., Robert Kent Jr. of Kingwood, Scott Kent of Houston, Brandon Kent of Norman, Okla. and Traci Kent of DeSoto; great-grandchildren, Caden and Cayley Kent, both of Kingwood; and sister, Alma Petrich of San Antonio.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Oleta Marie Mesker
Jul 23, 1912 - Dec 1, 1999

Oleta Marie Mesker, 87, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999, at Healthcare and Rehab of Corsicana.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Justin Coker, Dale Jordan, Mike Jordan, Matthew Vaughn, Charles Mesker and Jimmy Mesker.

Mrs. Mesker was born July 23, 1912.

She was preceded in death by her husband, O.E. Mesker Sr.; son, Harvey Mesker; sister, Jimmie McCain; and brother, Ellison C. McKeefer.

Mrs. Mesker is survived by her son, Jim Mesker of Corsicana, Charlie Mesker of Huntsville, Jessie Mesker of White Wright, David Mesker of San Antonio, O.E. Mesker of Wortham, Gary Willingham of Huntsville and Oliver Mesker of Clute; daughters, Wanda Jordan of Irene, Ersilee Jewitt of Burleson, Carolyn Mesker of Cleveland, Tenn., Mary Watts and Brenda Mesker, both of Dallas; 23 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Merle Eugene Nevius
Sep 11, 1935 - Apr 4, 2004

Merle Eugene Nevius

Merle Eugene Nevius, 68, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, April 4, 2004, at Ennis Care Center after a long illness.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr.
Mark Chadwick of Westside Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Nevius was born Sept. 11, 1935, in Geff, Ill. He was retired from the United States Army and had also served time in the United States Marines. Later, he was a professional truck driver until his disability caused him to retire. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert and Ruth Nevius of Cerro Gordo, Ill.; six brothers; one sister; and grandsons, Jeffrey Nevius and Billy Huse.

Survivors include his wife, Doris A. Nevius of Corsicana; children, Johathon Nevius, Steve and Mona Nevius, Teresa and Curtis Hicks, all of Corsicana, and Michael and Patti Nevius of Mansfield; sisters, Irene Ellis of Chesterfield, Mo., and Joan Fogerson and husband Kenny of Decatur, Ill.; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Corsicana Daily Sun

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E. H. "Ruck' Richards
May 15, 1912 - Dec 20, 1999

E. H. "Ruck' Richards

E. H. "Ruck" Richards, 87, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Richards was born May 15, 1912.

He is survived by sons, L.D. and Andrea Richards of Corsicana, Danny and Cecilee Richards of Corsicana; daughters, Faye and Lewis "Bosso"
Harrison of Corsicana, and Virginia and Johnny Harper of Corsicana; brothers, William Richards of Barry, B.A. Richards of Corsicana, Clyde Richards of Corsicana and Dorsey Richards of Corsicana; sister Dorothy Fuller of Mabank; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elenor Richards and daughter Kathryn Wilson.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Elsie Lee Ward
Aug 22, 1912 - Oct 11, 1999

Elsie Lee Ward

Elsie Lee Ward, 87, of Purdon passed away Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at her residence.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Ralph Ward officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Cubie Ward, Dicky Phillips, Bill Hull, Dan Henthorne, Joe Allen Ward and David Brewer.

Mrs. Ward was born Aug. 22, 1912 in Winkler.

She is survived by her husband, Leonard "Kelly" Ward of Purdon; son and daughter-in-law, Sammy and Diane Ward of Corsicana; grandchildren, Kevin Ward of Huntsville and Kami Ward of Corsicana; great-grandchildren, Stormy Bozeman of Corsicana; sisters, Bernice Hull and Pauline Turner, both of Corsicana

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Patricia Ann (Wade) Massengale-Ward
Jun 28, 1942 - Nov 3, 1999

Pat Ward

Pat Ward, 57, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, in Corsicana.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Resthaven Memorial Park, with Billy Bob Boatwright officiating.

Pallbearers will be Dan Price, Fred King, James Almond, Bill Richards, Dick Powell and Thomas Tallent. Honorary pallbearer will be Chip Goodman.

Mrs. Ward was born June 28, 1942 in Corsicana.

Mrs. Ward is survived by her husband, Allen Ward of Corsicana; son, Tony Massengale of San Angelo; daughter, Terri Massengale of Dallas; stepdaughters, Alicia Rankin of Aledo, Ronda McDaniel of Rio Vista and Kandra Odom of Joshua; sister, Betty Rattan of Cedar Creek; six step grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Betty (Duvall) Widener
Aug 12, 1941 - Nov 14, 1999

Betty (Duvall) Widener

Betty Duvall Widener, 58, of Kaufman passed away Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, in Kaufman.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Mickey Loftis and Rob Glass officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Cobb, Mike Glass, Tommy Jackson, Kenneth Kepley, Richard McFarlin, Billy Don Watkins, Lance Watkins and Terry Watkins.

Mrs. Widener was born Aug. 12, 1941 in Corsicana. She was a longtime employee of Alcatel Network Systems Inc.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lockwood Duvall; mother, Ruth Mae Morgan Duvall; brothers, Thomas Earl Duvall and Lockwood Duvall Jr.; and son, Ronald Gene Stewart Jr.

Mrs. Widener is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Dan Cobb of Kaufman; son and daughter-in-law, Khris and Candi Widener of Corsicana; sisters, Helen Armstrong of Corsicana and Mary Page of Garland; granddaughters, Kristi Cobb of Kaufman and Brittany Widener of Corsicana; and grandson, Jacob Widener of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lee Wilson
Jan 9, 1913 - Dec 14, 1999

Lee Wilson

Lee Wilson, 86, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Russell Bankes Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Wilson was born Jan. 9, 1913 in Gainesville. He owned and operated his own business. He was a member of North Beaton Church of Christ and was a World War II veteran.

Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Claudie Wilson of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Don L. and Joan Wilson of Fort Worth; sisters, Grace Branch of Bells and Marie Parks of Gainesville; granddaughter, Shannon Brents of Fort Worth; grandson and wife, Daniel and Laura Wilson of Breckenridge; great-granddaughters, Kirsten Brents of Fort Worth, Danielle Wilson and Natalie Wilson, both of Breckenridge; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Hazel E. Wossum
Aug 5, 1914 - Dec 28, 1999

Hazel E. Wossum

Hazel E. Wossum, 85, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, in Corsicana.

Services were 10 a.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev.
Sondra Johnson officiating. Interment followed at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Darren Boyd, Kelly Clayton, David Johnson, Tommy Johnson, Joe Kana and Larry Tacker. Homorary pallbearers will be her grandsons and Buddy Smith.

Memorials can be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 3308 N. Beaton, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Mrs. Wossum was a lifetime member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
She retired from Texas Miller Hat Factory after more than 40 years of service.

She was born Aug. 5, 1914, in Corsicana.

She is survived by granddaughters, Jennifer Boyd of Bryan and Rachel Tacker of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Carole Wossum of Corsicana; grandsons, Chris Wossum of Corsicana and John Wossum of Corsicana; great-grandsons, Aaron Boyd of Bryan, Alan Boyd of Bryan, Dustin Tacker of Corsicana and Whitten Tacker of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Wossum.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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